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And a CT scan can expose a person to between 5,000 and 30,000 microsieverts – more than 10 million times as much as the increased daily exposure in B.C. from the Japanese radiation plume. In other words, it would take more than 27,000 years of exposure at the current slightly elevated levels of radiation from Japan in B.C. to equal the exposure from a single CT scan. “It’s minute, to the point of insignificant,” said a Health Canada official. Canadians on average are exposed to 5.5 to 8.2 microsieverts per day, or 2,000 to 3,000 per year, from all sources, most of which are natural. Before the nuclear crisis, baseline radiation readings at stations in Vancouver, Victoria and Sidney were well below the national average, ranging from 0.22 to 0.44 microsieverts per day. Health Canada is also adding nine more radiation monitoring stations in B.C., in addition to six units already in place along the coast. Residents are urged not to take or stockpile potassium iodide, which should be taken only when recommended by doctors and can otherwise cause side effects. The Japanese nuclear disaster at the Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plant has caused partial meltdowns at multiple reactors, releasing large amounts of radiation and triggering a massive evacuation of that region. The crisis is currently rated as severe as the Three Mile Island disaster in the U.S. but still well short of the 1986 Chernobyl reactor fire that contaminated large areas of eastern Europe.

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PROPERTY TAX DISTRIBUTION Monday, March 28 at 7pm City Hall Council Chamber

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Until now, residents have been allowed to water only two days a week, depending on their address, from 4 to 9 a.m. and 7 to 10 p.m. Under the new system, evennumbered addresses get Mondays, Wednesdays and Saturdays, while odd-numbered homes get Tuesdays, Thursdays and Saturdays. The rules would limit businesses and institutions, thought to mostly use programmable systems, to between 1 and 6 a.m. It’s estimated morning-only sprinkling will cut regional water use at peak hours by 12 per cent and by three per cent on peak days. The rules are the first stage of Metro’s revised water conservation policy, and only target lawns, not the watering of gardens or trees. The policy provides for tighter rules yet as water supplies dwindle – from allowing sprinkling just once a week to an outright ban on all watering. Metro officials say established lawns need only an hour of sprinkling a week if there’s no rain. They hope residents embrace browner lawns as a badge of sustainability. The region has plenty of drinking water most of the year but needs to control peak period summer use or else it will be forced to spend big bucks constructing new reservoirs or storage tanks. - Jeff Nagel

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As Squamish Nation members cast ballots on the future of their lands, some question whether new regulations place too much power in council’s hands

Squamish Nation member Jo-Ann Nahanee Mazie Baker says there are too many unknowns in the land code to vote on it. Rebecca Aldous photo

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he North Shore’s two Conservative MPs think it’s a shame that an election is “almost inevitable” after opposition parties said they couldn’t support the government’s budget on Tuesday. Not only is the budget good for all Canadians, West Van-Sea-toSky MP John Weston said from his Ottawa office, but the budget also speaks to some of the initiatives that the other party leaders have been pressing for. One example is the late entry of $400 million to re-establish the ecoenergy retrofit home program that NDP leader Jack Layton lobbied for. Weston thinks that it didn’t matter what the federal Conservatives proposed in the budget; the opposition parties had already decided

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The public consultation process has been members as commercial development for nonflawed, Baker says. She received the technical natives moves forward. 112-page Squamish Land Code document four Jacob says such fears are unfounded. The weeks before the vote. So far it’s marked with expropriation rule will only be used for comquestions that she hasn’t received answers to. munity purposes, not commercial development, “Four weeks isn’t enough time to look through he says. As for the Certificates of Possession, this and have informed discussions,” Baker says. they will automatically enter into the Squamish There are pressing issues regarding some Nation’s own registrar. Indian Act regulations and how they transfer “I can’t for the life of me see why any opporunder the new land code, she tunity would be taken to dissays. Under the current Indian place any number of people,” Act, First Nations can obtain “It provides us options he says. “It goes back to being Certificates of Possession — doca family.” that we don’t have.” Over the next 25 to 30 uments issued by council that give a member the right to use the Nation estimates Gibby Jacob years, and occupy a specific parcel of it will reach 7,000 members. Squamish Nation chief Currently, there are 1,000 reserve land. In the land code these certificates are replaced names on the Nation’s housby Squamish Nation residential ing wait list. Development, of interests. Baker wants assurance people won’t which the code is a key component, is needed to have to re-apply for the new documentation. assure the Nation will have future money to buy Baker also has questions surrounding the land, provide housing for its growing membercode’s expropriation rules. The code states coun- ship and increase funding for programs, Jacob cil may expropriate interests or licences necessays. sary for community works or purposes. In doing Jacob’s impressed by the huge amount of work so council must follow set rules, which include Squamish members put in to get to this stage, determining fair compensation, notice and negoadding he and council attended countless meettiation and publicizing the proposed expropriaings. tion at an information meeting. Baker worries “It wasn’t a top-down process,” Jacob says. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com this regulation will be used against the Nation’s

against it as a way of forcing another election. Down the hall in the House of Commons, North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton said in a telephone interview that “I don’t think this is the right time to be going into an unnecessary election that costs $300 million.” Saxton said, “There’s a lot in the budget to be proud of, which is why it’s so surprising” the opposition is heading toward defeating the government over it. “It’s not good for Canada,” Weston says of a possible election. Some of the budget highlights for the two MPs include: • a tax credit for people who sacrifice their income to stay at home to care for an ailing family member • a $3,000 tax credit for volunteer firefighters who log 200 hours or more • a one-time hiring credit of up to $1,000 for small business owners to hire new staff • a $20 million commitment to

the youth crime prevention program • $500 tax credit for children involved in artistic, cultural and recreational activities • increased tax relief for seniors • $10 million infusion into New Horizons • an increase in the Guaranteed Income Supplement of up to $600 a year for singes and $840 for couples. Weston is scrambling to try to ensure that his private member’s bill against the production of crystal meth passes through the Senate before an election is called. The two North Shore federal Liberal party candidates, on the other hand, welcome the prospect of a spring election. This year’s budget, says West VanSea-to-Sky candidate Dan Veniez, does “almost nothing” to strengthen public pensions, child care and early learning and family caregivers and post-secondary students. “Any MP who cares about preserving the integrity of Parliament

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On the water West Van resident Bruce Falkins honoured for 24 years of volunteering with the auxiliary coast guard

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“You gain an appreciation for how quickly things can go wrong,” Bruce Falkins says of what his may years with the auxiliary coast guard have taught him. A new boat class is being named after Falkins in his honour. Rebecca Aldous photo has assisted and recorded the recovery of a dead driver each year. Three weeks ago, north of Sunset Marine, a man fell into the water. He drowned and Falkins estimates if the auxiliary were able to reach him five minutes earlier there might have been a different ending. Missions, such as the most recent one, hit you like a thunder clap, Falkins says. “You gain an appreciation for how quickly things can go wrong,” he says. “I am a much more careful person on the water now.” Fifty to 60 per cent of the auxiliary coast guard’s calls are routine; then there are the serious events and finally the completely bizarre. Falkins once received a call about a boat up on the rocks. When he arrived, he saw three guys fishing on the shoreline with their vessel on land 20 or so feet away from the water. When Falkins asked why it was where it was, the guy said he was excited to be fishing in the Pacific as he was from Edmonton, but couldn’t understand why the rocks were moving up. “Apparently he’d only fished in lakes and didn’t know about tides,” Falkins says. Although maybe not as inexperienced with the sea as the Edmontonian, Vancouverites typically aren’t knowledgeable about the marine environment, Falkins says. Maybe it’s because Lower Mainland residents are around the ocean so much, they don’t see the risks it can pose. There are more people venturing out on the water, he says. During the time Falkins has served with the coast guard, he’s seen a decrease in the number of people fishing and an increase in activities such as kayaking, canoeing, windsurfing and other water sports. This is changing the dynamics of the coast guard’s job. For example, paddling against waves and wind is a lot more difficult than motoring. “An issue from our perspective are the crafts are not as robust,” Falkins adds. Currently there are 28 active members out of the Howe Sound coast guard auxiliary station. There are 46 auxiliary stations throughout B.C., the newest of which opened in Squamish last year. This year, the Howe Sound unit, located at Fisherman’s Cove, is one of seven units getting a new boat. The new boat will be a bit longer, so it will be easier to perform CPR on its deck and

will replace the Howe Sound unit’s 25-year-old vessel. Falkins helped design the new boats. “They are naming the boat class

after me,” Falkins says. And he can’t wait to get out on the water in it. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com

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he decision to increase B.C.’s minimum wage may have sparked the ire of some business leaders last week, but it shouldn’t come as much surprise, said West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan. Rather, the hike from $8 to $10.25, said Sultan, brings the province in line with the rest of Canada and is perhaps overdue. “The government has been taking heat because we haven’t raised minimum wage for years. Politically, the government had to move,” Sultan told The Outlook. Some industries aren’t enthusiastic about the hike, but they “grudgingly accept” something has to be done, he added. “I don’t know how anyone lives on $8 an hour or even $10.25 [which the minimum wage will be in 2012,]” he said. “It doesn’t put them on easy street.” On Mar. 16, newly-appointed Premier Christy Clark announced plans to raise the minimum wage in three stages to $10.25 by next May. A separate minimum wage of $9 will apply for service industry workers who serve alcohol and earn tips. In a statement to the press, Clark said the increase falls in line with her campaign mantra to put British Columbia’s “families first.” The move, she said, could mean up to $4,000 in additional yearly wages for full-time employees, “providing more support to B.C. workers and the families who depend on them.” At $8 an hour, B.C. currently has the lowest minimum wage in

the country, despite having a much higher cost of living than many other provinces. Following the announcement BC Chamber of Commerce president John Winter said his organization was concerned the increase will be too much, too fast. “The announced raise for the minimum wage is an increase of 20 per cent in just over a year,” said Winter. “That is a significant increase in operating costs for businesses to take on in such a short time, and some regions will be more negatively impacted than others.” When the province first announced it was considering a hike Anne McMullin, president of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, told The Outlook she had similar reservations. “If [a minimum wage increase] is going to occur, the business community has said they would like to see a gradual, phased-in a approach,” McMullin said in a December interview. “The government needs to look at all the costs and the impacts before making the decision.” Mark von Schellwitz, chair of the Coalition of BC Businesses, said in a press release that his organization feels higher entry-level wage will hurt small businesses. “The research is clear that minimum wage hikes put entry-level jobs in jeopardy,” said Schellwitz. “Employers on tight margins will have to roll back hours or hold-off new hires due to increased payroll costs as well as expectations for cascading wage hikes for non-minimum wage employees.” However, the coalition was glad the province took a phased-in approach to the increase, so as to

“blunt the full force of its job-killing impact.” Nigel Amon, an economics professor at Capilano University, told The Outlook it’s too soon to tell whether Schellwitz’s dire predictions will pan out. Amon said there are two clearcut arguments surrounding the increase. One is that it will cost jobs as employers cut hours. The other is that it will put more money in people’s pockets, creating more demand for goods. “It’s really hard to know which one of those is the case,” he said. “Personally, I think [the increase] has been too slow in coming.” Cameron Isenor, general manager at North Vancouver’s Pemberton Station Pub, said he’s not overly concerned about the slightly higher wages. The hospitality industry has been hit hard in the past year by both the HST and tougher impaired driving penalties, he said, but the minimum wage increase will likely affect only a small number of staff at his operation. “No kitchen employees are making less than $10 an hour now anyway,” said Isenor. “I think that’s the way a lot of places have been moving in the past few years. To keep good staff nowadays, you have to make sure you pay them a little more than the minimum.” Even employees at the retail liquor store attached to the pub make more than the new required minimum, Isenor said, as do servers who have been with pub for several years. “Obviously it’s always worrisome when there is an increase to costs, but I don’t think it’s going to hit us as bad as it would have a few years ago,” he said.

Sarah Sorensen, a server at North Vancouver’s Pemberton Station Pub, delivers drinks to a table of guests on Monday. The province recently announced changes to minimum wage regulations, including a $9 an hour minimum wage for employees who serve alcohol. Peter Taylor photo

THERE’S MUSIC IN THE AIR Alice Rada, Diana Marr, Pat Holme (from left) and their committees are busy organizing the annual two-week North Shore Music Festival & Workshops, presented by the NS Registered Music Teachers Association. Come and enjoy the talent and work of North Shore music students from April 4 to 15 at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. Week 1, April 4 to 10: hundreds of North Shore students will participate in both competitive and noncompetitive classes in piano, strings, vocal and winds. Week 2: each of the three gala final concerts will be followed by a reception to celebrate the festival’s 40th anniversary. Adjudicators: Piano - Drs. Boris and Irina Konovalov (Edmonton), Martha Brickman, Dr. Ronald Morgan, Barbara Siemens; Strings - Dale Bartrop; Winds Kathryn Cernauskas; Vocal - Lambroula Maria Pappas. The three final concerts are: Wednesday, April 13, highlights of the non-competitive section in piano, vocal, winds, strings; Thursday and Friday, April 14 and 15, trophy winners in piano, strings. Admission to concerts: $5 and $10. Each concert starts at 7 p.m. For more info go to www.nsmusicfestival. ca or call Alice 604-987-1067 or Diana 604-929-1592. Please do not phone the church. Greg Hoekstra photo


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B Amanda Tanner, left, and hubby Marke Driesschen cuddle up to the fabulous BC Produce Marketing Association’s Margie Schurko as the awards begin. C Former Capilano Golf Course and Grouse Mountain Observatory Chef Sylvain Cuerrier takes home the Healthy Plate Award this night on behalf of the River Rock Casino and its stylish Tramonto Italian fine dining room. D Proving that we all love a man in uniform, Cory Kornicki, centre, and his fellow RCMP officers help add some official glamour to the event. E Always great to sit next to my talented AM650 radio producer Art Factora who helps me sound so good every Tuesday morning live on air! F The Dynasty Dessert Trio Plate, which features a marshmallow Moonlight Rabbit, Osmanthus and Apple Pudding and Hedgehog Pastry (by Garley Leung), is an example of the fun and CAT CALLS To send event fanciful dessert competition plates. G They love gold! The dazzling information to Cat visit her River Rock showgirls help hand out the awards and pose for pics website www.catherinebarr.com with all the winners. H BC Chefs Association director and host or fax 604-903-1001. Follow Marcus Von Albrecht and friends accept a cheque for $7,000 for the Cat on Twitter: @catherinebarr BC Chefs’ Association Scholarship Program.

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Picking up the How a North Shore couple is trying to rebuild the lives of rape victims in the Democratic Republic of Congo — and why they’re asking for your help

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s far as Ililo Mayaliwa is concerned, it’s the closest one can come to visiting hell on Earth. In the rural villages of the Democratic Republic of the Congo, people are living in poverty and squalor the likes of which, he says, someone from the developed world cannot begin to fathom. Picture a world in which no woman is ever safe. A world in which your wife, mother, daughter, or grandmother lives in constant fear of being raped by ruthless soldiers in a corrupt militia. A world in which malaria runs rampant, but medicine is in short supply. A world in which families with more than two dozen children try hopelessly to survive on less than one dollar a day. Homes are in shambles. Lives are in tatters. For more than 15 years conflict has ravaged the African nation, formerly known as Zaire. The war is the worst conflict the world has seen since World War II. To date, it’s claimed more than 5.4 million lives — roughly the same number of

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onths after they returned from their trip, neither Ililo or Fatuma could shake the terrible things they saw. The images led to depression, restlessness and sleepless

nights. Some days, says Fatuma, the thoughts stuck with them from morning to night. “Sometimes you are here physically, but your mind is there,” she says. “We came back to Canada with a passion to make things better. Full of determination,” adds Ililo. “We wanted to help the people in society who were being used. We wanted to lay the foundation for a new life. So we decided to start a school for illiterate women who want to learn to read and calculate.” In the DR Congo, there is no such thing as a ministry of education, says Ililo. There’s little to no infrastructure in place to allow rural residents to learn, and the few schools that do exist charge students monthly to study — meaning few ever make it that far. “How can a family of 14 afford to send children to school, when they can barely afford to eat,” he says. As a result, illiteracy is widespread. Some women, says Ililo, can barely speak, let alone read and write. As a result, they have been suffering in silence. Something he and his wife hope to change. “We realized we cannot make dependent people. People have to develop themselves,” he says. “We started a school so people can educate themselves and build a new life. Women are the core of the family in Africa, and education is the key to change.”

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or the past three months the Mayaliwas have been paying out-of-pocket to operate three schools, at a cost of $800 per month. Once they’ve finished buying the land, the payments will drop to about $500 a month, which covers teachers’ wages, books and school supplies for all 213 students in three villages. Five hundred dollars may not be a huge amount of money when it comes to running three schools, but when its added to a family of five’s monthly bills, says Ililo, it becomes harder and harder to make ends meet — despite the fact that both parents are juggling two jobs each. “We cannot continue to run this by ourselves,” he says. “We need help from our North Shore neighbours. We’ve had to turn women away because we can’t keep up.” The Mayaliwas are hopeful the story of the DR Congo’s rape victims will encourage people to come forward with offers of money, time and skill. (The project, known as CAP-Tujenge, doesn’t even have a website yet, he notes, because neither he nor his wife know how to build one.) “People here are so blessed. For what we pay for a coffee or a bus transfer here we can change lives there,” he says. “An extended hand from the North Shore can save lives across the world. With only a little bit we can change destinies. “Rape here [in Canada] is one of the worst crimes someone can commit. If it happened here, the person who did it would spend years in jail, and the person who was raped would spend years in therapy,” he adds. “There, they suffer alone. They need our help.” For more information on the CAP-Tujenge program and the Mayaliwas work to build a better DR Congo, email ililofatu@ yahoo.com or call 604-990-0055.

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A journey of rediscovery Lauraine Russell turned to painting after injuries left her in constant pain REBECCA ALDOUS S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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auraine Russell couldn’t switch gears from 100 miles an hour to zero. That’s how the former North Vancouver resident rediscovered painting. “I had the choice of being depressed or looking forward,” Russell says while sitting in a cozy window nook at the Silk Purse. “I choose painting.” Sixteen years ago, Russell was at the top of her career. She had just sold her interior design business and had been scooped up by another design firm. But after a serious industrial accident, Russell found herself stopped in her tracks. She suffered permanent internal damage and lived in constant pain. When faced with a significantly quieter daily schedule, Russell picked up a paint brush. She was no stranger to painting. Russell took a liking to the art form at the age of six. She majored in art in high school and then went to art school after graduation. Russell paints in watercolours and acrylics. When using acrylics, Russell likes to water down the paint by 80 per cent. This technique can create different visuals, from soft petals to strong

textures, and is often mistaken for watercolours. But one thing remains the same throughout Russell’s paintings. “I like to use colour,” Russell says. Her current show at the Silk Purse, Versatility, is more traditional, Russell says. The 25 paintings feature landscapes, boats and still lifes. Some of the larger pieces can take up to a month to complete, Russell notes, adding she was even painting for the exhibit while on holiday in Palm Desert, California. Painting has brought a great amount of peace into Russell’s life, she says. Despite living with pain every day, Russell says the paintings’ bright colours and content bring her happiness. The latest show at the Silk Purse is her fourth exhibit at the West Vancouver Community Arts Council’s gallery. “It is very fulfilling,” Russell says. Versatility Lauraine Russell’s show will be on display at the Silk Purse until April 3. The gallery, located at 1570 Argyle, is open Tuesday through Sunday from noon to 5 p.m. For more info visit www. WestVanArtsCouncil.ca or call 604-925-7292.

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MARCH 29-APRIL 17 Body and Soul: Mario Armitano’s sculpture and Georgina Farah’s oil on canvas at Ferry Building Gallery. Opening reception March 29, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance April 2, 2-3 p.m. Hours: TueSun, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Admission to all exhibitions free of charge. 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver, B.C.

To April 3 Versatility: Watercolour and acrylic images of the land, sea and sky by Laurine Russell. Opening reception March 22, 6 to 8 p.m. Silk Purse gallery, Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 604-925-7292.

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Pizza please. A South Surrey homeowner can now enjoy meals fresh from his outdoor oven thanks to a renovation that includes a covered outdoor entertainment area that can be used year-round ›› p.16

Making an attic amazing Ever thought about that musty, dusty storage space called an attic? What about creating a new space that is better-looking as well as functional? My House Design/Build Team shows that attics can be converted into fantastic suites that can add value to the home and also, become a mortgage-helper for the homeowners. ‘We basically used every nook and cranny,’ says My House managing director Graeme Huguet.

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B.C. has extremely talented people working in residential construction. At the recent Canadian Home Builders’ Association SAM awards (national) and CHBA BC Georgie Awards (provincial), locals in the industry were in the winners’ circle more often than not. Indeed, British Columbian companies took home 13 out of 22 SAM Awards (with seven going to Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association members), while GVHBA members took home a total of 32 of the 45 Georgies awarded. CHBA BC president Vicki Gerrits said this year’s winners are “truly the cream of the crop” and noted all winners are “defined by high standards, innovative ideas and a commitment to excellence.” In renovation categories, My House Design/Build Team proved a national and provincial winner, winning one SAM and several Georgie Awards, including the Georgie for

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Susan Yorke and her family needed a new home but didn’t want to move. Now, after a renovation by Frontier Homes, they love their home even more than before. Martin Knowles photo

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;As luck would have it, (Bill) Farrand was also scheduled to take a trip to Italy and decided he would do some research on authentic brick ovens while enjoying Tuscany,â&#x20AC;? MacEwn says. And magic was born. Farrand, a business owner, artist and bricklayer who specializes in masonry, says it was important for him to build an authentic-looking Italian outdoor oven â&#x20AC;&#x153;and not a modern interpretation.â&#x20AC;? â&#x20AC;&#x153;I designed both the outdoor oven and the

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Farrand, totally intrigued by his experience building the MacEwenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pizza oven, started doing research on firms in Italy that manufacture the internal working parts of ovens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I went back to Italy, visited a factory, and am now bringing in a container load,â&#x20AC;? Farrand says, and adds the experience inspired him to start a new branch of his business that focuses solely on outdoor ovens. â&#x20AC;&#x153;For people thinking of building an outdoor kitchen with a barbecue, etc., an outdoor oven is a wonderful addition,â&#x20AC;? Farrand says. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They are not just for pizza. You can bake bread, roast beef, chicken or fish, and vegetables are wonderful roasted. It opens up a whole new cooking experience.â&#x20AC;? Farrandâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new company, A Taste of Tuscany, will sell the components for clients who wish to build their own oven and will also design and build ovens for clients who want his expertise. Move over, Jamie Oliver.

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Attics: so much more than storage MAGGIE CALLOWAY House bursting at the seams? Feeling a little squeezed? Thinking of creating a mortgage helper? Moving is an option, but what about expanding into the attic? An attic conversion, done well, not only has the potential to increase the value of the home but may be a better – and cheaper – option than building an addition. The first thing to do is check with the local municipal hall to establish if this is even doable under the existing zoning and building codes. My House Design/Build Team recently completed a fabulous attic conversion into a one-bedroom, sun-filled rental suite with an ensuite bathroom, a separate powder room for guests and room for a stacked washer and dryer. The great room, kitchen, living and dining areas are all under a huge, vaulted skylight that lets in lots of natural light. “Most attics feel tight and opening it right up to the top makes all the difference,” says My House Design/ Build Team managing director Graeme Huguet. “This is a good-sized apartment at 900 square feet, with its own little eight-by-five (feet) balcony off the kitchen,” he notes. There is a lot to love in this conversion. The kitchen is spacious and open, and the choice of white for the cabinets and the island adds to the feeling of space, as does the choice of a light wood floor. The unexpected style of the bank of windows adds lots of light but also, adds a great design element. It would have been easy to be a bit pedestrian with the windows but that

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AFTER is not My House Design/Build Team’s style, and the careful placement of windows creating dual aspects is clever. “Even though this suite is modestly furnished and finished, it is done in the heritage style, which fits into the (Vancouver) Dunbar neighbourhood,” Huguet says. “Looking at the finished exterior of this home, you can’t tell there has been major interior renovation. The exterior is smart and appropriate to the style of the home.” The big skylight in the attic suite cannot be seen from the exterior, he adds, so there is no distraction. This attractive, renovated space was previously used for storage and an adult could only stand up in the middle of the room because of the sloped roof. The trusses were removed and the whole roof was reframed to make it vaulted; while the city would not allow changes to the roofline or height, Huguet explains that by gutting the attic and re-framing it, he and his team were able to get the most volume out of the space.

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“We basically used every nook and cranny. There is not a piece wasted in that space,” Huguet says. “We were able to build in extra storage, up above the master bedroom, bathroom and hallway ... we then installed a pull-down ladder so that they can access the area.” He notes the key to the new space is how it was insulated, by using a product called lcynene insulation, an open-cell spray foam insulation that allowed them to insulate the actual ceiling. “Normally when you go into an attic, it’s the floor that is insulated and the ceiling is cold,” says Huguet. “What this product allows us to do is create a warm-edge ceiling, which means we

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rowing up, Kelly Klein’s athletic wisdom to her son, Zak, was simple: “Take it out on the ball.” And, that’s what he did. His frustrations, anger, resentment — left out on the proverbial field. Sports was his outlet. But then it disappeared. A car accident when he was 15 left Klein unable to play. He tried to slug it out and compete through the pain, but the stress on his knees often left him unable to walk. He became depressed, angry even, he says. It was time to walk away from athletics. At least the playing side of things, that is. Klein, now 21, has been a part of the first North Shore Special Olympics basketball team, the Wildcats, since its inception five years ago. He started the team with his best friend, Jimmy Peterson, when they were still too young to coach. When they turned 18, they assumed the coaching duties of the team and, more recently, helped organize the

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How did you end up in Canada? “I was born in Taipei and played on the national team, visiting Indonesia, Malaysia, Thailand, China, Hong Kong, Korea and Japan. After playing in the Canadian Open in 2004, I wanted to come to Canada to study to be a chartered accountant.” Why are you called Peter? “When I was 15, long before coming to Canada, there was an emerging Danish player Peter Hoeg Gade [now #2 in the world]. He’s talented and a gentleman off the court. So I wanted to be called Peter. I would like to play him. That would be my honour.” Hobbies? “Novels. I just finished The Reader by [Bernard] Schlink. It’s about Germany after the war; a love story with lots of emotions.” Favourite meal? “Steak and lobster. I eat it once a month. I like the blood and smell when it’s fresh and squishy. That makes me want it.”

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Overweight and depressed, Evanshen, 32, says it was difficult to get out and take that initial step, but the risk has been worth it. Now a participant in five sports and two-time snowshoeing gold medal winner, Evanshen says his Special Olympics athletic career has been a life-altering experience. New friends, weight loss, a new perspective, the benefits of his involvement have been numerous and the changes have not gone unnoticed. “It’s made me feel like I belong. I thought being so overweight I’d never have the chance to connect with so many people,” he said. “But, you know, you have to go for it and not be afraid.” It doesn’t seem that fear will be an obstacle Evanshen will have to overcome any time soon. He said he plans on competing in the next Special Olympics Provincial Games in 2013, the Nationals in 2014 and, hopefully, the Worlds one day. “Playing for Team Canada would be the best,” he says, proudly. “The best.”

March Madness March Madness came to Pitt Meadows on March 10 to12 when the Grade 8 girls provincial championships were played. Three North Shore schools were represented, including traditional basketball powerhouses Argyle and Handsworth along with a wildcard entry for Seycove. Seycove, with not a girl over 5’ 5” on the roster, managed to pull some upsets and finished 7th in the 16-team field. With nicknames like the Bambi Assassin, Spiderwoman, Lil Beast and RoadRunner, the girls used their quickness and neversay-die attitude to win two games by one point. They were the cardiac kids, coming from behind in all their games. In their last game, playing for 7th place, they were down by 14 points midway through the third quarter and managed to win 36-35. Bella Gustin was player of the game with 10 of 12 free throws. Argyle finished 5th and Handsworth finished 10th.

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â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is a textbook case of why we pursue the forfeiture of vehicles involved in potentially deadly, unlawful activity.â&#x20AC;? Police say the harrowing ride wound through Coquitlam, Burnaby and Vancouver before freeway patrol officers intercepted the pair in North Van. When pulled over, the red Honda remained roadside, while the black Honda fled. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Air 1 maintained a visual on the black Honda as it drove dangerously through North Vancouver and Vancouver, weaving through traffic, running red lights, splitting lanes and passing unsafely until it crashed in Burnaby,â&#x20AC;? said Sgt. Peter Thiessen, spokesperson for the RCMPâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Lower Mainland District Regional Police Service, in a press release. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Despite the dangerous speeds these motorcycles reached, thereâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s one indisputable fact. No matter

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HIGHLANDS B&B – REVENUE PROPERTY 1012 Glacier View $1,299,000 • 11,000 square ft lot with, 5746 sqft of home • 8 bdrm with 8 baths • Three levels with 2 self contained suites • Views of ocean & mountain • MLS# V857986

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THE GALLERIES # 218 41105 Tantalus Rd $344,000 • Bright, Spacious 2bdrm/ 2bath Condo • Open Åoor plan with engineered Åooring • Granite, Stainless appliances and VIEWS! • MLS# V857484

GREAT INVESTMENT #2 38455 Wilson Cr $264,000 • 3bdrm/ 2bath townhome • Large fenced deck and yard space • Newly renovate & immaculate • MLS# V852615

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OCEAN VIEW 1023 Glacier View Drive $898,000

NEW PRICE 38045 3rd Avenue $349,000

NEW LISTING 44-40157 Government Road $134,000

• Character home on 14,935 sq ft lot in Brackendale

• Stunning Ocean View home atop Garibaldi Highlands

• Great starter home in the heart of Squamish

• 1444 sq ft mobile, completely & extensively renovated

• Sub-division potential, divide into 2 lots and sell one

• Sunken L/R with huge picture window, vaulted ceilings

• Offers 2 bdrms, new bathroom & kitchen

• HUGE cleared lot offers privacy & river views

• Offers 3 bedrooms, 2.5 baths, rec room, plus 29’x15’ workshop

• Dining room opens to 1000 sq ft of south facing sundecks

• New gas furnace, h/w tank, appl, Åooring

• 3 large bdrms, 2 new baths, new sundecks

• Level circular driveway leads to double garage and storage

• MLS# V843890

• New kitchen, Åooring, exterior, windows & plumbing

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Amir Abadian 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.

NEW LISTING

Sutton West Coast

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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.

$1,398,000 301-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V.

480 Evergreen Pl., N.V.

Luxurious town home in “the properties” with sweeping City & Ocean views, developed by reputable Quigg. This beautiful 2 bedroom + den home features your dream kitchen and impeccable quality finishes throughout. Step into your very own private entrance. The grand living area and spacious layout lead to a large deck where you can enjoy the world class views this property has to offer. private tour available by appointment only.

Enjoy unobstructed view of ocean, island, and mountain from this specious two bedroom and Family room in Stonecliff next to Cypress Provincial Park, high end finishing, hardwood flooring, granite counters, S/S high end appliances, over sized washer and drying, designer window covering, A/C system. Club house with two guest suites, fitness center, spa, fireside lounge with full kitchen and conference room. Comes with two secured parking stall.

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102-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V. $1,648,000 101-2255 Twin Creek Pl, W.V.

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Yaletown, False Creek at your doorstep! $674,900 for 2 BR South and West Facing walls of window. Open by appointment. Call Vera 604-318-0024 or Nora Valdez 604-351-0625

“EXCITING OPPORTUNITY”

Vera Holman

With over 1700 sq ft of one level living close to Edgemont Village, this home has it all! The spacious rooms, including two bedrooms and a den, offer plenty of room for your house sized furniture allowing you to downsize with ease. Situated on the top floor, this suite boasts vaulted ceilings and skylights, crown moulding throughout and a fabulous wet bar. An unbelievable bonus to this outstanding home is an over 980 sq ft private sundeck to host summer barbeques for all your friends and family or to simply lounge in solitude soaking in the beautiful mountain views.

2 BR 302 - 1327 Keith $388,000 Beside North Shore Winter Club “Carlton at the Club” Call Heather Kim 778-846-1452 or Vera 604-318-0024

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109-2142 Carolina St. $231,388 (5th & Carolina)

Mount Pleasant

Fresh as a Daisy, new privacy fence for about 20x12 private patio. Total reno inside 1 BR apt. Pets allowed to 22 lbs. Call Vera or Nora to view

Heather Kim

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NEW LISTING - OPEN SUNDAY 2-4 OFFERED AT $898,000

SOLD 100+ Seat restaurant in popular SOMA neighborhood on a busy street. Established over 25 Years. Fully licensed. Low rent, newer equipment and more….. Exclusively listed by Nora Valdez

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Fabulous Capilano Crescent Home! Two homes, both built in 1964, both on 67x124 lots, side by side. Each has a bridge over a stream in the backyard. 3636 Fromme asking $769,900 has 3 BR 1 Bath up, and 3648 asking $820,000. has 2 BR up, huge balcony up, and a sep. 1 BR suite for inlaws/kids down. Showing by appointment. Call Vera 604-318-0024

$3,359,000

#303-3200 Capilano Crescent Viv Harvey knows that buying or selling a home can be like sailing through rough seas. That's why she uses her business acumen, marketing expertise and extensive area knowledge as a navigational aid for her clients.

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2032 CORTELL ST., NORTH VANCOUVER $729,000

IMMACULATE, ELEGANT, EASY LIFESTYLE NEW LISTING

Over 2300 square feet, 3 bedrooms, two and a half baths, Craftsman style, quality design and construction with attention to detail in prestigious and desirable Rockliffe complex, CaulÄeld. Hardwood, marble and gorgeous carpet, in Åoor radiant heat, vaulted ceilings, great open plan on main Åoor, private and serene decks and balconies, large double garage, lovely landscaping.

4989 EDENDALE COURT WEST VANCOUVER $1,398,000

Don’t Miss Your Chance! Renovated family home is in the very desirable PEM- appliances including a “steam oven”. Hardwood floors BERTON HEIGHTS area located on a quiet beautiful have been refinished, new roof and windows. Convecorner lot. It has 3 bedrooms up and 1 bedroom down niently located close to Capilano Elementary School. in an “in-law” suite, the gourmet kitchen is great with 2318 Philip Ave., N.V. granite counters and all top of the line stainless steel

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219 WEST QUEENS RD, NORTH VANCOUVER JUST LISTED AT 799,000 AND NOW SOLD IN ONE WEEK!!! NEW G! N LISTI

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Call Roger at 604-657-0645 now to arrange for showings. 206 Lonsdale Avenue | North Vancouver, BC V7M 2G1 | 604-960-1100

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Amazing views from this custom 4 bdrm 4 bath Kelvin Grove home. custom kitchen, granite and stainless, hardwood Åoors, Huge decks for entertaining. Gorgeous master with custom shower, large walk in closet and view deck. Rare lawn and gardens. All with an easy entrance double garage. A must see!

Warm , inviting 5, bedroom family home on a large 1/2 acre property with oceanviews. Vaulted ceilings,custom windows, hardwood Åoors, new cedar decks, great yardspace. Easy driveway with tons of parking including double garage.Bonus in-law accomodation too! Located on the end of a quiet cul-de-sac in beautiful Lions Bay...10 mins on the scenic Sea to Sky from West Vancouver. See you at the open house.

260 Kelvin Grove Way, Lions Bay $1,489,000

565 Upper Bayview, Lions Bay $1,055,000

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#303-1111 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver $326,500

40 Panorama, Lions Bay $890,000

Panoramic oceanviews from this 1 bedroom top Åoor suite. Vaulted ceilings, beautifully updated 4bed, 3 bath home. gas Äreplace, custom paint, new carpets. hardwood Åoors, new custom kitchen, spa Just move in and enjoy! like ensuite. Bonus mtge helper. V833662

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NEW LISTING

265 Bayview Rd, Lions Bay $649,900

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WATERFRONT AT BRUNSWICK BEACH

20 Brunswick Beach, Lions Bay $2,250,000

15 Sweetwater, Lions Bay $1,095,000

604-306-2355

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SPECTACULAR VIEWS Spectacular views from this one owner custom home in lower Kelvin Grove. 4400 sq feet, 4 bedrms+ofÄce, 3 baths, incl in-law suite. 5 min walk to the beach...awesome!



Lions Bay’s ecclectic beachside neighbourhood. This home exudes the special charms of a westcoast retreat;expansive decks, custom wood windows and detailing,3 bdrms,3 full baths, great room with stone Äreplace, seperate Coach house for guests or private ofÄce, an irreplacable package. Easy to show!



Build your dream home on this .6 acre oceanview lot. Court ordered sale.

RE/MAX Masters

Excellent location within walking distance to West Vans beautiful beaches, parks, stores and all the other amenities Ambleside has to offer. Super clean and nicely updated this character home has a large Living/Dining room with gas fireplace, family room and a country kitchen leading to a large glass covered veranda out back perfect for those BBQ’s. Upstairs are four bedrooms, two with water views. Fully fenced backyard, single garage with lane access and lots of flower plants and trees front and back. Great value.

1179 KEITH ROAD, WEST VANCOUVER

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$639,000

BLUERIDGE - NEW LISTING

INDIAN RIVER - NEW LISTING

To many updates to mention in this extremely nice 4 bedroom, 2 bathroom, 2 level Blueridge home. Was a licensed daycare down but great declared above ground, 1 bedroom suite. Open kitchen with concrete counters, stainless steel appliances and eating bar. Master has French doors leading out to back deck and large, fully fenced yard with lane access and more parking. Nice workshop in heated garage. Any technophile would love this home. Nothing to do but move in. Awesome value!

Family friendly “Parkside Townhome” with plenty of room for that growing family. Excellent location close to schools, shopping and transportation. This 3 bedroom 3 bathroom has it all. Sunny SW patio off family room, second deck off living room and a private rooftop sundeck. Built-in vacuum, 2 fireplaces, full ensuite off master, walk-in closet, island kitchen with eating area, tons of storage and an attached double garage. Pets O.K., rental restriction but 2 available. New carpet & paint, tile and counters.

2622 BENDALE PLACE, NORTH VANCOUVER

#305-3980 INLET CRES, NORTH VANCOUVER


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BC College Of Optics

604.581.0101 www.bccollegeofoptics.ca

HOMEWORKERS Get paid daily! Now Accepting: Simple Full/Part Time Data Entry & Online Computer Related Work is available. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com LEMARE LAKE Logging Ltd., is seeking individuals with coastal logging experience for the following camp positions: • Experienced Boom man • Grapple Yarding Operators • Hook tenders • Chasers Union wages, full benefits, camp setting. Level 3 first aid an asset. Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or Email: office@lemare.ca MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 SOUTH ROCK LTD. is hiring for all positions. Milling personnel, Paving personnel, Safety Advisor. Experience with asphalt preferred. Valid drivers licence required. Send resume: Attention: Tamara; careers@southrock.ca. Fax 403568-1327; www.southrock.ca.

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 FORD PARTS MANAGERPORT HARDY Ford and after market parts experience mandatory. Great wage and benefits package to the successful candidate. Email resumes to dlsales@telus.net or visit www.davelandonford.com. F/T Pastor. Vancouver Yedalm Evangelical Church. 3-5 yrs exp. Eng/Kor. $20/hr for 37.5 hrs/week Tel: 604-842-9989

HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

OSAKA Japanese Rest. (N. Van) F/T Kitchen Chef 2-3 yrs exp. HighSchool grad.$17.25/hr.Prepare/ cook meals. Fax. 604-929-0768 The Crest Hotel in Prince Rupert seeks experienced professional cooks. The successful applicant will have minimum 3 years’ experience working in a fast paced up-scale environment. Please for-

ward resumes to willy@citytel.net. www.cresthotel.bc.ca

142 OFFICE SUPPORT/CLERKS Abbotsford Company is seeking a Part time Accounts Receivable Clerk for a maternity leave position (6 months). Must be energetic, enthusiastic and professional. Skills and experience required in: Microsoft Office, computerized accounting program, collection, in voicing, billing, credit applications. Must have exceptional attention to detail, organization and accuracy. Must communicate well both ver bally and written. Please send resume to info@profire.net or fax to 604-850-2397. AMIX RECYCLING, a Schnitzer Company - Chilliwack BC. Work for an industry leader and help save the planet by being a part of the largest scrap metal recycling co. in BC. Seeking a high energy, organized individual to work FT, Mon to Fri, with occasional Sat coverage. Qualifications: intermediate skills in Office, 3+ yrs exp in AR such as invoicing, receiving and computerized inventory mgmt, and superior math and problem-solving. We offer a competitive benefits pkg with disability, life, dental, extended health and MSP. Apply online at www.amix.ca We are looking for a P/T OFFICE ASSISTANT to assist us with our operations. Please send resume for consideration to: rogerhr@msn.com

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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. www.iheschool.com 1-866-399-3853 MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & doctors need. Medical office & medical admin staff! No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available! 1-888-748-4126.

HELP WANTED

F/T position for Romance Jewelers #128 - 1199 Lynn Valley Rd. N.Van Apply in person, fax 604-988-8958 or email: victorng@rogers.com

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. New franchise opportunities in your area. Call 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com today.

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GOLDSMITH REQUIRED

BOOKKEEPER/ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT: Our company seeks an assistant who will be responsible for receivable collections, Accounts Payable and other bookkeeping duties. Attention to detail & computer literacy essential to position. Dealing with vendors, customers and inhouse salespeople requires flexible attitude.We provide an excellent salary and benefits. Email resume to: cermdept@msn.com

COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

TRADES, TECHNICAL

GPRC, Fairview Campus (located in the heart of Alberta’s Peace Country in northwestern Alberta) requires a Welding Instructor to commence immediately. Visit our website: www.gprc.ab.ca/careers MECHANICS & ELECTRICIANS: Procon Equipment is currently looking for full-time permanent Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanics and Journeyman Electricians for our Nisku, Alberta facility. Must have certification. Preference will be given to any with underground experience. Excellent work atmosphere and benefits. Work schedule is 4 weeks on, 2 weeks off. Will also consider relocation of qualified individuals to the Edmonton area from within Canada. Please fax resume to 780-955-2411.

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

if you have the DESIRE, we have the PLAN www.

ExecutiveIncomePlan .com/wealth

PERSONAL SERVICES 245

CONTRACTORS

260

ELECTRICAL

PERSONAL SERVICES 287

HOME IMPROVEMENTS

320

MOVING & STORAGE

PLASTERER required for ALL PHASE CONSTRUCTION. Lower Mainland area. Trade certificate required. 3 years experience with environment friendly. ECORSON system of paints & plasters. Decorative paints. Silk plaster, mineral Slaked lime. Calce Gracello plaster & marble effect. $22.50 per hour. allphase.george@gmail.com

PROJECT COORDINATOR Required for Betts Electric. Visit: www.betts.bc.ca for more information.

PERSONAL SERVICES 173E

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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

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EDUCATION/TUTORING

AIRLINES ARE HIRING- Train for high paying Aviation Maintenance Career. FAA approved program. Financial aid if qualified - Housing available. CALL Aviation Institute of Maintenance (877)818-0783 LEARN FROM HOME EARN FROM HOME CanScribe Career College offers online courses: Medical Transcription and Computers. Great work at-home opportunities. Enrol today! 1-800-466-1535 www.canscribe.com info@canscribe.com

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

DEBT CONSOLIDATION PROGRAM Helping Canadians repay debts, reduce or eliminate interest, regardless of your credit. Steady Income? You may qualify for instant help. Considering Bankruptcy? Call 1-877-220-3328 FREE Consultation Government Approved, BBB Member $500 LOAN, NO CREDIT REFUSED. Fast, Easy and Secure. 1877-776-1660 www.moneyprovider.com 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 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 If you own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS will lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161. NEED A LOAN - BAD CREDIT? Has your credit prevented you from getting a loan? Buying a home or having your own business? We can help you get up to 1 million business or mortgage loan and up to 200K personal loan with interest rates starting at 2.9% APR. Bad credit ok. Apply now at: www.ontariolend.com or call 1-877-500-4030

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

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

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GARDENING

GARDEN TOPSOIL $20 per yard. Delivery available with 5 yard dump trailer. Tractor also avail for levelling. 604-768-7571, 604-856-4255 WEED FREE MUSHROOM Manure 13 yds - $150 or Well Rotted 10 yds -$170 604-856-8877

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

BOWN & SONS Enterprises WCB-Lic’d-Insured 604-703-8654 bownandsons@gmail.com 1-800-264-8954 Repairs & Renos Mara Bros. Custom Home Services. New Builds, Renovations, Heating & Plumbing Systems, Outdoor living, Project Management. 20 Years Experience 604 834 2593 marabroshome@gmail.com Pryce Contracting Ltd. (North Shore Based) Complete home makeover, additions, kitchens, bathrooms, suites, decks/patios, doors, windows & trim. Peter 604-988-7526

.

RENOVATIONS? I do bthrms, kitchens, flooring, cabinets, Refs. 30 yrs exp. Hugh (778)989-5933

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

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

604-537-4140 ALL IN ONE MOVING Real Prof. - Reasonable Rates For all moving needs 604-779-6022 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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

604-777-5046

PAINT SPECIAL

Own A home? Need Money?

(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

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats Get Mortgage Money Fast! Quick, Easy, Confidential No credit or income required 1st, 2nd, 3rd mortgages

Call 604-328-6409 Origin Home Financial Partners Matt Sadler - www.mattsadler.ca

MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510 PROFESSIONAL PAINTERS & RENOVATIONS. Interior, Exterior. Free estimates. 604-928-0025


34 Thursday, March 24, 2011 HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 332

PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

338

PLUMBING

www.northshoreoutlook.com PETS

477

PETS

ENGLISH MASTIFF P/B PUPS Fawn & Bridle. CKC reg. Ready to go. $1500. 604-726-3934 GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, 7 wks old, (2) females. Exc bloodline. (604)997-2404 Chwk

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

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS #1 Roofing Company in BC

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business “ Call Now for Free Estimate”

604-588-0833 SALES@PATTARGROUP.COM

GERMAN Shepherd pups & young adults. Quality German & Czech bloodlines Reg/Guar. 604-856-8161 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 SHIH TZU pup, adorable, 1st shots. Vet ✓ health guart. hypo-allergenic, nonshedding. $495. 604-533-8992. YELLOW LAB pups. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. BBB. WCB 10% Sen. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs BBB, WCB $2m Liability. Clean Gutters $80. 24 hrs. 7dys/wk. 604-240-5362

SAVE ON ROOFING New Roofs, Re-Roof, Repairs. Free Est. Refs. * WCB * Fully Insured. 10% DISCOUNT !

Simar 778-892-1266

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

JUNK REMOVAL EARTH FRIENDLY RECYCLE-IT!

604.587.5865 www.recycle-it-now.com

ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 days. Fast/reliable. Spencer, 604-924-1511 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service. All loads recycled. Minibins service avail. 604-922-5101

Haul Anything...

518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS - Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE - Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00. www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext.400OT STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

551

GARAGE SALES

FLEA MARKET Sunday, April 3, 9am-3pm West Vancouver Ice Arena 786-22nd Street Find great deals on sporting & outdoor goods, furniture, electronics, kitchenware, clothing, books, children’s items, jewelry, household items plus more.

In support of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. 604-925-7280.

But Dead Bodies!!

220.JUNK(5865)

604.

Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

bradsjunkremoval.com 372

374

SUNDECKS

TREE SERVICES

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

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

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

10% OFF with this AD

PETS 477

PETS

2 AUSTRALIAN Shepherd x Husky. Brother & sister. 1.5 yrs old, healthy. $200 ea. To gd home (604)807-4151

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, males $500. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CKC Reg. soft coated Wheaten terrier pups, hypo-allergenic. Guarntd. Vet ✓ $1200. 604-533-8992 COCK-A-POO X POO Pups: Vet ✔ 1st shots, non-shedding, S Sry. $525. 604-541-9163 /604.785.4809.

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

CAN’T GET UP YOUR Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift. Call 1-866-981-6591.

560

MISC. FOR SALE

100% Guaranteed Omaha Steaks SAVE 64% on the Family Value Collection. NOW ONLY $49.99 Plus 3 FREE GIFTS & right-to-the-door delivery in a reusable cooler, ORDER Today. 1-888-702-4489 mention code 45069SVD or www.OmahaSteaks.com/family23 A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464. CAN’T Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1-866-981-5991. DISCONNECTED PHONE? Phone Factory Home Phone Service. No One Refused! Low Monthly Rate! Calling Features and Unlimited Long Distance Available. Call Phone Factory Today! 1-877-3362274. www.phonefactory.ca GARAGE DOOR REVOLUTION. The amazing rolling garage door is now available in Canada. Quiet. Safe. Attractive. Space Saving. And competitively priced. Check it out at garador.ca or call 1-877-765-2367. Mention “Community” and receive an automatic 10% off. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com Personalized All-In-One Easter Basket- OVER 50% OFF! Regular Price $32.99 YOU PAY $15.99. Includes Personalization; Plush Bunny, Chocolate; Candy and Peeps® Visit www.PersonalCreations.com/ Always or Call 1-888-903-0973

563

MISC. WANTED

WE PAY CA$H

• Vehicles • Estates (complete hse. hld.) • Antiques • Bankruptcies • Damaged Freight • Tools • Anything Of Value 604-897-1605

REAL ESTATE

TRANSPORTATION 810

612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE

AUTO FINANCING

Oceanfront Motel, 2 acres, 10 units, near park, for sale or could be included in a larger project. Site approved for condos. Plans completed, ready to go. Phone 250-753-0160

851

2000 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE Laredo 4L, good cond, New tires, New radiator, Aircare for 2 years asking $5000 (604)826-6256 Bill

2006 FORD F250 super duty diesel, excellent cond, new tires, new brakes, tow pkg. Asking $20,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill

TRUCKS & VANS

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

627

X CROSSWORD

HOMES WANTED WE BUY HOUSES

Older Home? Damaged Home? Need Repairs? Behind on Payments? Quick CASH! Call Us First! 604.657.9422

630

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS WHOLESALE FACTORY DIRECT. Manufactured, Modular & Park models. Tremendous savings. Luxurious 1512 sq. ft home including delivery and installation only $ 109,950. Many other plans available. 877-976-3737 or 250814-3788 www.hbmodular.com

636

PUZZLE NO.538

LOTS

ARIZONA LAND LIQUIDATION Starting $99/mo., 1 & 2 1/2-Acre ranch lots 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport NO CREDIT CHECK. Guaranteed Financing, Money Back Guarantee. 1-800-631-8164 Code 4001 www.sunsiteslandrush.com

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2000 PORSCHE 911 Carrara 2- 2 dr. coupe, sun roof, loaded, leather, auto tiptronic, Bi-Xenon head lights, & more. $19,995 / 604-328-1883 2009 HONDA CIVIC, 4 dr, auto, 20,000 Km, burgundy, loaded, warr, fin. OAC. $13,300. 604-836-5931. 2009 TOYOTA MATRIX 4/dr auto p/w, p/l, AC, cd player, 88K, silver. $9800. Call 604-825-9477. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, grey, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. mint, $22,400. 604-836-5931.

827

VEHICLES WANTED

830

MOTORCYCLES

MORTGAGES

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

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

696

FREE WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT Learn to repair street, off-road and dual sport bikes. Hands-on training. On-campus residences. Great instructors. Challenge 1st year apprenticeship exam. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

OTHER AREAS

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4057 www.sunsiteslandrush.com OWN 20 ACRES-$0 Down $99/mo. ONLY $12,900 Near Growing El Paso, Texas Money Back Guarantee, No Credit Checks, Owner Financing, Free Color Brochure 1800-343-9444 www.20acreranches.com

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

1995 PROWLER 5TH WHEEL 25.ft, slide out, fully contained, with shed, large deck and holding tank at Lakeview RV site at Nicola Lake in Merrit BC $10,000 Phone (604)826-6256 Bill 2001 22’ Slumber Queen MH. Chev chassi, 90,000 kms. TV, a/c, very clean. $20,500. 604-701-1245 Abbt

REGISTER NOW Saskatoon 55Plus Active Adult Large Ground Level Townhomes www.diamondplace.ca

2007 Sunseeker m/h Ford E450, 1 slide, 31.6’, slps 6, generator, 18,700mi, $45,000 obo (604)8244552 or (604)272-4961 (Van) DIFFERENCE BETWEEN Men and Boys? Men fix their toys! Become an Outdoor Power Equipment Technician. Work on watercraft, ATV’s, snowmobiles, etc. Credit towards Apprenticeship. GPRC Fairview College Campus. 1-888-9997882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

845 RENTALS 736

HOMES FOR RENT

NEW LANGLEY exec. home with views. 2500s/f. On shared acreage. Walnut Grove. $2000. Call 604 882 2505

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200 AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673

TRANSPORTATION 806

ANTIQUES/CLASSICS Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

1966 CHEV IMPALA. 283, all match #’s, 1 owner/family, runs exc. $14,000. 604-823-0271, 813-4435

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Lawyer Referral Service matches people with legal concerns to a lawyer in their area. Participating lawyers offer a 30 minute consultation for $25 plus tax. Regular fees follow once both parties agree to proceed with services. 604-687-3221 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.663.1919 (Outside LM).

Dial-A-Law offers general information on a variety of topics on law in BC. 604-687-4680 (Lower Mainland) or 1.800.565.5297 (Outside LM); www.dialalaw.org (audio available).

FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022

AUTO FINANCING

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

8-10 FT

604-826-8988

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

STEEL BUILDING SALE... SPECIALS from $4 to $11/sq.ft. Great pricing on ABSOLUTELY every model, width & length. Example: 30x40x14 NOW $7995.00. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers 1-800668-5422.

DOGWOOD & JAPANESE MAPLES 8069 Nelson St. Mission

TRANSPORTATION

2000 NISSAN PATHFINDER, 4 dr, auto, 4 X 4, fully loaded, green/blk leather, $5,300 obo. 604-836-5931.

572 PLANTS/NURSERY STOCK

$10 ea

TRANSPORTATION

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES 1995 CHEV BLAZER 87,000kms, excellent running condition. Aircared. $4000 obo. 604-528-8518

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ACROSS 1. Broke bread 4. Basketball’s contents 7. Swing music 11. Ostrich’s cousin 14. Vitality 15. “It Had to Be ____” 16. Melodies 17. Pro’s opposite 18. Slacken 19. Type measures 20. Nonsupporters 21. Great, slangily 22. Cambodian dollars 24. Church official 26. Mobile or biography starter 27. Garment of India 28. Photographic tint 29. Cry convulsively 31. Strange 33. Blow mark 36. Drink noisily 38. Soup container 40. Birch trees’ kin 42. Hawaiian dish 43. Land measure 45. “____ in the U.S.A.” 47. Preschooler 48. Hold title to 49. Bored reaction 51. Applaud 53. Coloration 54. Knights, e.g. 55. At no time, in poetry 57. Drop the ball 58. Bright 59. Quickly 62. Spasm 64. Walkway 66. Greek covered walk 67. Loony 69. Gist 71. Water lily 72. “Funny ____” (Chevy Chase film)

76. 79. 81. 82. 83. 84. 86. 87. 88. 89. 90. 91. 92. 93. 94.

Metallic sound Disturber of the peace Grandma’s brooch Great anger Edging loop Duet number Mischievous youth Craggy hill Plant swelling Adriatic, e.g. Bro’s sib “Stand ____ Deliver” Ties the knot Up to this point Shoat’s home

37. Finch 39. Neither rhyme ____ reason 40. Arctic jackets 41. Don’t strike! 42. Grandeur 44. Ram’s partner 46. Fishes’ beginnings 50. Court barrier 52. Musical combo 56. Cannoli filler 60. Melody 61. Sorority letter 63. Pretty 65. Lounge 68. Female bow 70. Gowned woman 71. Weaving machines 73. Off-kilter 74. Slacken 75. Flopsy’s sibling 76. Middle Eastern bread 77. Do a household chore 78. Dweeb 80. Chilled 81. Joseph’s was multicolored 83. Fixed bench 85. Miniature

DOWN 1. States firmly 2. Leg bone 3. Smoldering coal 4. Positive votes 5. Electric particle 6. Potato type 7. Political alliance 8. Hooked on 9. Blood vessels 10. Double curve 11. Tan 12. Zoo trench 13. Open 16. Urban vehicle 23. In ____ of (instead of) ANSWER TO PUZZLE NO. 538 25. Adventure tale 26. Still snoozing 28. Highest singing voice 30. Hooter 32. Medical photo 34. “____ Weapon” 35. Theatrical road company 36. Planters


On the Calendar

www.northshoreoutlook.com MARCH 24 • Discussing Difficult Eldercare Decisions: Presented by Wendy Johnstone, a gerontologist and founder of Solutions for Seniors Eldercare Planning. 7 - 9 pm. The tele-learning format allows you to watch or listen to the workshop over the Internet or telephone. For more information, contact Helen at 604-982-3313 or helen.wait@nscr.bc.ca. To register, call the CareRing Voice Network at 1-866-396-2433 or visit www.careringvoice.com • Made for Movies: 10:30am. Silk Purse favourite Karen LeeMorlang shares her long-time fascination with the big screen and Sci-Fi and Fantasy flick themes! Tickets $10/$12. MARCH 26 Mahon Park Green Team: The 26 hectares suffers from stream bank erosion, invasive plants and the effects of intensive recreational use. Help remove holly ivy and Himalayan blackberry plants at the park. Meet at 17th Street and Wolfe Street near Westview Elementary School at 9 a.m. and volunteer until noon. Tools, equipment and refreshments will be provided. Enjoy your picnic lunch (that you bring with you) and then check out the trails around Mahon Park. www. meetup.com/the-lower-mainlandgreen-team. Earth Hour: World-wide event started by WWF in which individuals, organizations and companies

are encouraged to turn their lights off for an hour to show their support for initiatives that fight climate change. 8:30 to 9:30 p.m.

Garden Room). Registration is not required. Contact Karyn at 604-982-3320 or karyn .davies@ nscr.bc.ca

MARCH 28 • Exploring Your Creative Self: Six-week program that provides caregivers with the opportunity to experience different expressive art media such as vision boarding, music, drumming, dance, and theatre. Mondays from 7 - 9 pm at the Ferry Building Gallery, West Vancouver. To register, contact Helen at 604-982-3313 or helen. wait@nscr.bc.ca

MARCH 30 How to Live With Passion, Purpose and Freedom: North Shore author M.J. Milne talks about her new book, 12 Golden Keys for a New World: Unlocking the Door to Conscious Freedom. Twelve strategies to create your world your way. 7 to 9 p.m., West Van Memorial Library. Free.

MARCH 29 Chamber Breakfast Club: Come to Cafe TrafiQ to discuss everything from the local economy to real estate and to network with your business community. Establish key contacts. The Breakfast Club is sponsored by the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and meets every other Tuesday. Email jan@westvanchamber.com or call 604-9266614.

March 31 Fire, Fall Prevention: Presentation at Churchill House Retirement Community Great Room, 150 West 29th Ave, North Vancouver. 7-8 p.m. Captain Bonita Noakes of the District of North Vancouver Fire Rescue and Denise Kelly, Community Relationship Manager of Nurse Next Door Healthcare, will provide the free presentation and session. Contact: Nicole Shandler 604-904-1199. Games, information, raffle prizes and refreshments included.

MARCH 29 AND APRIL 12 Managing Transitions Effectively: Series to learn about strategies for managing family challenges, role changes, and coping with stress to find balance in daily life. 6:30 - 8:30 pm at the West Vancouver Community Health Centre (2121 Marine Drive, West Vancouver-in the

April 5 • Join Jane: MLA Jane Thornthwaite meets with constituents from 9:30 to 11 a.m. at Parkgate Community Centre in the Eric Bennett Lounge. No appointment is necessary; just drop by to say hello and to discuss any concerns you may have. • 50 Tips on Running the

Dine out for life on March 24

T

he North Shore is pitching in like never before as a record 17 restaurants open their doors on Thursday, March 24 to celebrate Dining Out For Life. From Dundarave to Deep Cove, restaurants are answering the call to help fundraise for A Loving Spoonful and Friends For Life. Participating restaurants will contribute 25 per cent of their sales that day to people living

with HIV/AIDS. www.diningOutForLife.ca West Vancouver locations: • Amici Restaurant • Carmelo’s • La Regalade • Mangia E Bevi Ristorante • Zen Japanese Restaurant North Vancouver locations: • Altitudes Bistro

• • • • • • • • • •

Brown’s Socialhouse Burgoo Bistro Lonsdale Fishworks Gambrinus Restaurant Hurricane Grill Memphis Blues BBQ The Observatory Queen’s Cross Pub Thai House Tomahawk Restaurant

Bowen Island • Tuscany Restaurant

Ultramarathon: Join Fast Ass and Kintec Footlabs for an entertaining and illuminating look at ultramarathon running. Warm up with Canadian Olympic gold medallist Rober Esmie at 6:30 p.m. Find your stride with Ryne Melcher and Ean Jackson at 7:15. Question period afterwards. At Kintec Footlabs, 975 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. Free, however space limited to first 40 who register at www.clubfatass.com.

Starting April 1, 2011, Metro Vancouver's North Shore Transfer Station is open until 7 p.m. on weekdays. To help alleviate the peak-time line-ups at the 30 Riverside Drive waste drop-off and transfer facility, and to better serve the residents of the North Shore, we have convenient new operating hours for spring, summer and into the fall. From April 1 until October 31, 2011, the North Shore Transfer Station (including the green waste drop-off site) will be open:

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Weekdays: 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. Weekends: 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Stat Holidays: 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. You can access the transfer station via Amherst Avenue and Spicer Road.

Our paper is part of a province-wide job experience in support of the Year of Science. Grade 11 and 12 students across BC have signed up for a one-day job shadow at their local Black Press newspaper over Spring Break.

See what students have to say starting March 21 at bclocalnews.com and click on the Year of Science logo

See what kids have to say — Go to bclocalnews.com and click on the Year of Science logo… For more information on the Year of Science job shadowing project go to http://www.asttbc.org/careers/yos

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For details on the North Shore Transfer Station call 604-929-5471, or to learn about solid waste management and other public disposal facilities visit our website at www.metrovancouver.org.


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