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POSITIVE LEADERSHIP “ People tell me they want a Mayor who offers positive leadership - leadership that unites and strengthens our community. I think people are right. I will continue to be that Mayor. ”

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The letter of the law

Jane Thornthwaite MLA North Vancouver-Seymour

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Random or alphabeticallyordered ballots? The two NV councils are split

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Community gaming grants are an important funding source for many of the volunteer organizations that provide valuable programs to our community. I always like to meet with the volunteers in these organizations to talk about the work they do so that I am better able to advocate for them in Victoria.

as much as a five-per-cent boost at the polls among undecided voters. This summer, a similar randomized ballot bylaw was proposed for the City of North Vancouver by Coun. Craig Keating and showed some momentum through two readings before it dropped off the table at a marathon council meeting on July 25 — the deadline for changing the election bylaws. TODD COYNE When the motion was first S TA F F R E P O RT E R brought forward at city council, he two councils of North councillors Pam Bookham and Rod Vancouver don’t differ on Clark abstained from voting, citing too many things, but when their lucky-lettered last names as a it comes to ordering the names on possible conflict of interest. their civic election ballots, the difBut on July 25, when the bylaw ference between the city and the was moved by Keating and secdistrict is day and night — or night onded by Coun. Mary Trentadue and day, depending where you vote. — then, coincidentally the two lowOn Oct. 24, the district revealed est lettered names on the ballot of the order in which candisitting councillors — the final dates for mayor, council vote was deferred and ineviand school board would tably killed due to time appear to voters on its constraints at the last IONS T C E L E CIVIC Nov. 19 randomized meeting before the sum1 ballot. Vote ’1 mer break. That order — availRobyn Anderson, the NOV. 19 able on the district’s district’s chief election 2011 website — was randomofficer, told The Outlook ized rather than alphathat whether or not it’s fair betized as a way to combat for councillors to vote on what has been shown in U.S. the order that their names on restudies to be an unfair advantage election ballots, that’s how the elecgiven to candidates on A-Z ballots tion law is written. whose last names start with letters “That’s the way the legislanearer the beginning of the alphabet tion works — it has to be done via over their later-lettered opponents. bylaw and only council can adopt a One California study shows that bylaw,” she said. “You’ll have to ask candidates nearer the top of the the [Elections BC] ministry about ballot on either an alphabetically the fairness of it.” ordered or incumbent-first ballot get tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com

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Here are a few of the groups who have benefitted recently from the Sports for Youth category of the community gaming grant program. At the “Bubble Bash” to launch the Windsor Secondary soccer training bubble facility, the North Shore Girls Soccer Club received a community gaming grant cheque for $50,000.

Girls from the North Shore Female Ice Hockey Association are all smiles as they receive their community gaming grant cheque for $25,000.

Mike Boehm, President of the North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association, receives a community gaming grant cheque for $39,900.

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Get ready to vote: District of North Vancouver Meet the candidates vying for your vote on Nov. 19.

November 19. Mark it on your calendars, folks. It’s your chance to get out to the nearest polling station and choose who you’d like to represent you at district hall. Below are profiles of all the candidates, from those seeking the mayor’s seat to council hopefuls and trustee types. Happy voting!

Candidates for mayor Margie Goodman No website Resides: Deep Cove

Margie Goodman thinks one issue should be at the forefront of discussion among this year’s North Vancouver municipal candidates: amalgamation. She told The Outlook the main reason she supports the unification of district and city is the cost-savings that she feels could be incurred by reducing the number of municipal staff under one North Vancouver. Goodman also said she wants to see more allowance for “multi-generational housing” arrangements like in-law suites and laneway homes. She stressed too the importance of a Good Neighbour Bylaw in the district which she said could enforce civility and resolve neighbourly disputes over things like view corridors. Goodman is retired from the textile-design and photography business and has previously served in the district as a school trustee and on the recreation commission and waterfront committee. Margie Goodman

Richard Walton Website: waltonformayor.ca Resides: Canyon Heights

Richard Walton

Incumbent mayor Richard Walton has served at the district’s helm since 2005, was a

one-term councillor before that and a school trustee from 1986-1993. Yet, he still has some unfinished business in the district he said he will take care of if re-elected. “The [Official Community Plan] update is a huge project that occupied our time,” he told The Outlook. “Anyone can come up with the plan but the challenge now is to implement it.” Under the banner, “Offering positive leadership that unifies and strengthens our community,” Walton said that second to implementing the OCP, the district will have to get its spending under control.” We have a small part of the tax pie — eight per cent of the dollar,” he said. “But the community has a voracious appetite for more and more but everything takes dollars to do.” Walton relies on his training and experience as an accountant in his role as mayor. He currently serves on the Fraser Basin Council and subcommittees.

Candidates for council Holly Back Website: voteforholly.com Resides: Lynn Valley “Community heart, business mind” is the slogan Lynn Valley resident Holly Back has chosen to define her council run. Chief among her concern as a mother of three grown children who all manage to call the North Shore home, is the affordability of housing for young families and the need for skilled-work training in the district. Back also stressed the need to keep district government fiscally responsible in order to make living here more affordable for everyone.

Holly Back

“The future of our youth on the North Shore is jobs and housing and training,” she said. “And fiscal management will keep our homes affordable and businesses competitive and that’s going to create jobs and housing.” Back said the creation of affordable housing for seniors would also be a priority of hers if she is elected. Back owns and runs a salon and salon training school in North Vancouver and serves on the North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee. Roger Bassam Website: rogerbassam.ca Resides: West Lynn

Roger Bassam

Roger Bassam was first elected to council in 2008 and has called North Vancouver home since 1983.

The independent IT consultant is making fiscal responsibility the basis of his campaign this time around, promising to find more money in the district’s budget before cuts to services are considered as a last resort. To that end, Bassam has chosen the renegotiation of $3-million worth of district service agreements as his main priority. “We are subsidizing other governments and government agencies and whether it’s a small amount of money like the $75,000 we paid for the recycling contract or it’s a large amount of money like the service agreement we have with the Tsleil-Waututh that’s approaching $1 million.” Bassam is a board member of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, a member of the Lynn Valley Community Association, co-executive of Millar’s North Shore Soccer League and a coach to his kids’ soccer and lacrosse teams.

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RE-ELECT

Doug MacKay-Dunn For District of North Vancouver Councillor

My commitment to you: If re-elected on November 19th, I will continue to work with my fellow councillors to provide the best services and facilities for District of North Vancouver residents and businesses. I will advocate for improvements in the following areas: • • • • • •

Controlling Taxes Through Cost Containment Police Accountability Detox and Rehab Community Based Planning Municipal Customer Service Amalgamation of the three North Vancouver communities

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Engagement: Councillors must actively engage the community. Last term, my Citizen’s Engagement Task Force contributed great ideas to improve the election process and City outreach.

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6 Thursday, November 3, 2011 continued from, PAGE 5 Howard Dahl Website: howarddahl.ca Resides: Parkway Village Howard Dahl is a small business owner and engineer specializing in eco-friendly heating Howard Dahl system design and installation. But he’s staking his council bid on a zero-increase in property taxes over the next year. “That’s the starting point and then you go line by line down the budget and keep that as your goal because we’re looking at a potential eight-per-cent increase,” he told The Outlook. Dahl said he supports the idea of a user-pay system to both defer costs to property tax payers for water and to cut down on consumption. “Certainly if you know you’ve gotta pay every time you turn the tap on, then people will think about their use,” he said, noting that such an idea would be a long-term strategy, but an inevitable one. Dahl added that through his work in the construction business, he has learned how to complete a job correctly. “You get things done or you don’t get paid,” he said. John Gilmour vote4john.net Resides: Lynn Valley Lynn Valley resident and former community association president John Gilmour is makJohn Gilmour ing growth a priority in his district council bid. To that end, he recommends the next council implement the Official Community Plan as soon as possible to start building affordable housing and densifying residential areas. “The growth of the district has been almost zero,” Gilmour told The Outlook. “And we’re closing schools and young people are leaving.” Gilmour also recommended implementing a “waste to energy” plan to recover costs and useable energy from district sewage and solid waste. “It’s really all one big issue intertwined,” he said. “Increasing density will put more money

www.northshoreoutlook.com in infrastructure and will build up the community.” Gilmour is a real estate developer and current president of the Friends of North Vancouver Museum and Archives Society. Robin Hicks Website: robinhicks.org Resides: Upper Lynn Trying for a third term on district council, Upper Lynn resident Robin Hicks is runRobin Hicks ning on experience. That experience includes not only his work on council since 2005 but also his prior job as a chartered accountant. “My emphasis will be on continued sound financial management as we can all see the social upheaval that results from economic chaos,” Hicks told The Outlook. “I have the financial background to ensure that we live within our means and that we plan for the future carefully to avoid overextending ourselves.” More specifically, Hicks said he would make the maintenance of district infrastructure like sanitation systems and recreation buildings a priority, while saying he would “intervene at the provincial and regional levels” to maintain current tax rates. Hicks is a retired accountant and currently serves as treasurer with both the Silver Harbour Seniors and Lynn Valley Community associations. Mike Little thinkbigvotelittleca.blogspot. com Resides: Parkgate A lifelong resident of the district and two-time councilMike Little lor, Mike Little has served on numerous boards and commissions including those for recreation, heritage, disability and emergency management. He told The Outlook his focus if re-elected for another term would be twofold. “The largest issues facing the council in the next three years will be the replacement of

aging recreational facilities and dealing with the rapid expansion of the regional governments such as TransLink and Metro Vancouver.” To those ends, he said it would be important to put together a council of leaders who could take seats on regional boards to make sure the district is represented among those regional governments. Little works for the family’s lumber export business and volunteers with the rotary club, Operation Red Nose, his church and at his children’s school. Kevin Macauley Website: kevinmacauley.com Resides: Delbrook Retired district firefighter Kevin Macauley is making his bid for council on a platform Kevin Macauley of strong public service and safety. As a 30-year veteran of the fire service, Macauley said he knows the concerns of area residents as intimately as he knows the geography and layout of public buildings like schools and libraries. A major issue in his campaign is to look at the amalgamation of at least some services of the district and city. “I truly believe that the fire services would be better if it was just one fire service,” he said. Macauley added that more public transportation and a renewed appreciation of the district’s parks and recreation facilities would also feature in his mandate on council. Macauley said that, unlike others running for council, the fact he’s retired means he will have time to dedicate himself fully to serving if elected.

Doug MacKay-Dunn dougmackay-dunn.com Resides: Indian River Doug MacKay-Dunn was first elected to district council in 1999 and was re-elected in 2005 and again in 2008. Doug MacKayDunn The 30-year veteran of the Vancouver Police Department drew on his experiences in the city’s Downtown

Eastside to build his platform for the district: more police accountability, more detox and rehab for drug addicts and better community planning. MacKay-Dunn told The Outlook that the main concern he wants to tackle as a district councillor, however, is affordable housing, “without which, our community will eventually wither away.” He said that tackling that issue should involve a three-pronged approach: implementing the recommendations of the Official Community Plan, designating more small-lot infill areas and providing alternatives to home ownership. MacKay-Dunn currently sits on committees for finance, youth justice and courts, police and substance abuse management. When not working as a councillor, he’s a stay-at-home dad. Lisa Muri Website: lisamuri.com Resides: Inter River If re-elected, five-time district councillor Lisa Muri says she will set her sights in her Lisa Muri sixth term on challenging the costs put on the district by Metro Vancouver. Calling those costs for infrastructure and services “out of control,” Muri said she wants a review of “funding models that no longer work.” Muri also supports an increased sharing of services between the three North Shore municipalities and exploring the idea of amalgamation. Aside from her work as a ECTIONS councillor and CIVIC EL mother of three school-age children, Muri sits NOV. 19 on the district’s recreation com2011 mission and parcel tax roll review panel.

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ike any filmmaker with a budding production company, Mackenzie Harmon always has a business card handy. You never know when you’re going to meet someone who’s interested in your work. Harmon keeps his cards in his backpack. Next to his lunch and homework. And he’s probably going to need to order a new batch soon. The 12-year-old’s videos have already landed him a couple of appearances on Citytv’s Breakfast TV, a spotlight feature on the Vancouver Canucks website and a large YouTube following. But the seventh grader doesn’t act likes he’s big-time. He’s polite, taking off his black ball cap when he sits down, and authentically modest when talking about his growing catalogue of videos available at 316mackie.com and youtube. com/316mackie. After munching on an orange pumpkin-shaped shortbread COCOA cookie he explains how it all started: Ms. Stewart, his Grade WITH 6 teacher, asked him to do a Justin Beddall short video for Pink Day, an editor@northshore anti-bullying initiative in B.C. outlook.com schools. She knew he liked making videos. But he had only two days to make a short film— and the entire school, from kindergarten to Grade 7, would be assembling to watch it. He started shooting after school at the skateboard park with his iPod 4 with the help of a few friends and family. The next evening he furiously edited his video. On Wednesday his video was projected onto a large screen in the gymnasium. “People knew I made videos before but not like this,” he says. “I wanted to make more videos because of the great response I got.” Truth is, Mac, as he’s known to friends, has known from an early age that he wanted to be a filmmaker. He got his first camera — a big JVC that he got at Zellers which he still has — at seven, shortly after announcing to his mom

and dad that he wanted to go to film school. When discussing movies he talks about his two favourite directors, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron. Harmon shot Pink Day with an iPod 4 and edited on a PC. “That was before I had a Mac,” he says. Now, he’s video-making mostly using his iPhone 4 and editing on his MacBook Pro. “I use iMovie but want to get Final Cut [editing software],” he says. For Christmas, he’s hoping for a digital camera that shoots video. Since Pink Day, his videos have piled up quickly — and all deliver important messages, from bullying and youth homelessness to how Vancouver rallied together after the Stanley Cup riots. His latest is a Remembrance Day video that begins with grainy archival footage from the First World War and ends in Afghanistan, where his uncle recently returned from a peacekeeping mission. He’s hoping “Remember” will be posted on the Facebook page Canada Remembers. Next up? Probably a video to provide awareness about animal abuse. “I just have a love for animals,” he says. As he says on his website, “The point of my videos is not about me or how many views I can get but to bring awareness to these causes because we all have family and we are all affected in one way or another.” The young filmmaker feels he can get important messages to a wider audience through making videos. “A couple of days ago I got my 100th subscriber he says, tearing open a mini Twizzler pack that came with his Halloween cookie. “I just like sharing videos with everyone.” For now when thinking about his future career, he’s focused on filmmaking — or pro skateboarding. Or maybe both. “I’m really addicted to skateboarding right now — same with filmmaking.”

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Tsleil-Waututh First Nation to fight oil pipeline expansion Band opposes plan that would bring more tankers

to signal their interest in using extra pipeline capacity before the company decides whether it will proceed with the roughly $4-billion project. If it has sufficient backing of customers, Hobenshield said, a comprehensive process of public and stakeJEFF NAGEL holder consultation, environmental BLACK PRESS and other assessments would begin, leading up to an eventual decision by inder Morgan’s plan to more regulators. than double its ability to send An expanded Trans Mountain pipecrude oil by pipeline through line would offer Canadian oil comthe Lower Mainland to tankers on panies much greater ability to export Burrard Inlet will be opposed by the oil sands crude to Asia, reducing their Tsleil-Waututh First Nation. dependence on the U.S. market. The company aims to twin its That’s also the goal of the rival Trans Mountain pipeline from $6.6-billion Northern Alberta, boosting its capacGateway pipeline proity from 300,000 barrels per posed by Enbridge to year to up to 700,000 and cross northern B.C. increasing the number of oil Kinder Morgan argues tankers that sail past downits use of an existing cortown Vancouver. ridor is not only less “The risks associated with expensive but would mean the Kinder Morgan projless environmental impact ect are too great to accept,” than Enbridge’s new pipeTsleil-Waututh Chief Justin line route. Chief Justin George said. Enbridge counters its George The North Vancouvercompleted line would be based band’s traditional termore efficient for shippers because ritory is centred on Burrard Inlet its planned deepwater terminal at and takes in the Westridge Marine Kitimat would serve the largest superTerminal in north Burnaby at the end tankers that cannot enter Burrard of the 1,150-kilometre pipeline from Inlet. northern Alberta. Many environmental groups oppose Up to 70 double-hulled oil tankboth B.C. pipelines and some Metro ers already load up at the terminal Vancouver politicians have expressed each year. They are harnessed to tugs concern about a Trans Mountain and steered by local pilots through expansion. Burrard Inlet, under the Lions Gate The Union of B.C. Municipalities and Ironworkers Memorial bridges. voted in September to seek a careful George said the Tsleil-Waututh supenvironmental assessment and extenport economic development that balsive public consultation of any plan ances the environment and economy. to ship more oil in B.C. But he said the band was “deeply The Kinder Morgan pipeline affected” when a construction crew doesn’t just carry oil. It also ruptured the Trans Mountain pipesupplies 90 per cent of the line in 2007 and 1,500 barrels of gasoline used in the Lower oil spilled, soaking a north Burnaby Mainland. neighbourhood and the nearby shoreJust 26 tankers have loaded line. at Westridge so far this year. “Our inlet has been scarred by the Hobenshield said demand is impacts of oil spills and we have seen cyclical and more oil is being firsthand the inadequacies of emersent south into Washington gency response and clean up efforts,” State via a spur line at Sumas. George said. “We are disappointed,” Kinder Morgan external relations manager Lexa Hobenshield said of the TsleilWaututh position, adding the company will continue efforts to discuss its plans with the band. Over the next three months Kinder Morgan is asking proBernie Scholz Agencies. HomeLife Reality® spective customers

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continued from, PAGE 6 Alan Nixon Website: alannixon.com Resides: Pemberton Heights Elected to his third consecutive term on council in 2008, Alan Nixon Alan Nixon is borrowing a line from Bill Clinton’s successful 1992 presidential bid for his own council campaign: It’s the economy, stupid. “How are we going to come up with an economic plan that is going to shelter our residents from the shock of external [costs]?,” Nixon asked rhetorically. Most of those costs are coming from Metro initiatives like the Lions Gate sewage plant upgrade and a new solid waste management plan. “These will have enormous cost implications to the district,” he said. Aside from an eye to fixing the district’s finances, Nixon said that taking action on the recent community survey to better serve residents “instead of just paying lip service to it” should be another priority of council, as should be the reduction in district staff numbers. Nixon has been a realtor for 17 years as well as the district appointee to the Metro water committee and executive of the First Nations Treaty Advisory Committee.

Amalgamation and greater government efficiency are the two main planks in Park’s platform, followed closely by solving what he called the affordable housing crisis. “One more big thing is I want to get rid of the bike lanes,” Park added. “I’m not against biking per se. I’m against biking being a problem [causing] traffic bottlenecks when the car lane could be used [instead].” Park volunteers as a neighbourhood Block Watch captain. Wendy Qureshi Website: wendyqureshi.ca Resides: Lynn Valley

Wendy Qureshi says she was inspired to run for district council while out stumping for the anti-HST campaign in her Lynn Valley neighbourhood. She is running on a platform of greater transparency in government, increased densification and better service for all district residents. “The push should be on the people who live in the district now, not planning for 20,000 people to be moving here in the next 20 years or whatever,” she said. “The costs are all on the people who live here now.” Qureshi also said the district should behave more like a homeowner and Austin Park take better care of its infrastrucFacebook.com/ ture now to avoid larger mainjeungkipark tenance costs down the road. Resides: N/A “If something breaks you S ECTION fix it. You don’t put some CIVIC EL Council hopestop-gap on it,” she said, ful Austin Park specifying the repair of Austin Park has called the recreation facilities, roads district home and old water pipes as priNOV. 19 for 16 years and has recently orities in this regard. 2011 started a computer consulting Qureshi left the BC business here. Teachers Federation in 1980 Drawing on his education in the and currently acts as a direccomputer systems field, the Simon tor of the North Shore Safety Fraser University grad told The Outlook Council. that the current district council needs a “big system boot,” in his opinion. District of North Vancouver candidates for school “There has to be major change. Not just board: PAGE 17 patch-up jobs,” he said. Wendy Qureshi

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Get ready to vote: Meet the candidates who are vying for your vote on November 19. November 19. Mark it on your calendars, folks. It’s your chance to get out to the nearest polling station and choose who you’d like to represent you at city hall. Below are profiles of all the candidates, from those seeking the mayor’s seat to council hopefuls and trustee types. Happy voting!

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City council has faced a number of challenges over the past three years but it’s always gotten the job done, said Darrell Mussatto. And if re-elected as mayor, Mussatto said he will continue leading a council that works for the best Darrell Mussatto interests of the city. Mussatto said top issues for the next three years are affordable housing, increased public transit service and decisions on both the Harry Jerome centre and Presentation House. Mussatto told The Outlook he was proud of the work the city did on the redevelopment of Lower Lonsdale, municipal reductions of green house gas emissions and the city works yard swap. “You need a mayor that brings people together and leads by example,” said Mussatto. “And I’ve tried to show leadership in doing rather than saying.” Mussatto, amongst other committees, has been chairman of the Finance Committee, the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel and the North Vancouver Police Management Committee, which served both the city and district.

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The City of North Vancouver must build an economic base that supports people living and staying here, said Chris Nichols. The city needs jobs within its boundaries and economic growth. But the city also has to increase its transit service and develop infrastructure for its seniors population. Seniors in the city, said Nichols, deserve more help than they are getting. Nichols also believes in building a new Harry Jerome facility, but is open to a discussion of different locations for the recreation centre. He also wants to see a new Official Community Plan finished and implemented because he believes “times are moving faster than it is.” Nichols, a lifelong Lower Mainlander, has been a resident of the city for three years. He is the former vicepresident of the Metro Women’s Soccer Board. Chris Nichols

Ron Polly Website: ronpolly4northvan.ca Resides: Hamilton Heights

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the guidelines set out in the Official Community Plan. Too many projects challenge the OCP and wear down residents in the process. Polly also supports building a new Harry Jerome facility, but not at the cost of the playing fields or skate parks in the area. He thinks one option for rebuilding is splitting up the services in different locations. Affordable housing is also an issue Polly would like to tackle. He wants to see small, affordable coach houses added to the city’s housing stock as well as the conversion of older apartment blocks into housing co-ops, giving tenants the first option to buy. “I believe all should be represented and heard, not just the few or the well-connected.” Polly helped establish a task force for the Harbourside Business Park, worked to save Mosquito Creek Park and the rebuilding of the District of North Vancouver Animal Welfare Shelter, amongst other projects. George Pringle Website: pringle4mayor.ca Resides: N/A George Pringle doesn’t like the direction council has been going in the last George Pringle three years. He wants to lead a council that adheres to the Official Community Plan, a document he believes the citizens expect council to follow. He calls himself anti-development and is opposed to the Onni project proposed for the Safeway site in Central Lonsdale. Pringle is promising a freeze on property taxes for three years and the creation of a rental ombudsman office. He said he will take a $20,000 pay cut if elected and will not take the $9,500 car allowance. He also plans to cancel the city’s sister city relationships and Monday night staff dinners at city hall. “Money from Metro meetings, after tax, will be donated to a City of North Vancouver-based charity,” he added. Pringle was part of the city’s Civic Engagement Task Force. He is also the former registrar of the Canada Day parade.

Candidates for council Don Bell Website: donbell.ca Resides: Central Lonsdale Having “sort of retired” from public life a few years ago, Don Bell figured he should do some volunteer work. He chose the Civic Engagement Task Force, whose mandate it was to help the city to increase voter turnout, and that “got his interest going again.” “Pretty simply put, I like community service,” said Bell. “I feel previous positions put me in a good place to contribute meaningfully.” Managing tax dollars and ensuring responsible density are top issues for Bell in this election. The risk of downloading from senior governments, he said, will make fiscal responsibility key for the city as will ensuring the city receives quality amenity contributions from developers. A new Harry Jerome rec centre, an improved business climate, enhancing public spaces and transit upgrades are also issues for Bell. Bell has served on the school board, as a councillor and mayor in the district, and as a member of parliament. Don Bell

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City of North Vancouver Pam Bookham Website: pambookham.ca Resides: N/A A two-term city councillor, Pam Bookham believes a major challenge facing the next city council is the oft-discussed Pam Bookham revision of the city’s Official Community Plan. The city’s population is increasing and Bookham believes a new roadmap will help better steer decisions. “We know we are going to grow,” said Bookham. “And we need to accommodate that in a planned manner.” Priorities for Bookham, in addition to the completion of the OCP, are financial prudence in uncertain economic times and revisiting discussions surrounding the city’s aging recreation centres. Bookham said she regrets the “derailing” of the Harry Jerome centre debate. The decision, she said, to preserve adjacent fields limits choices when deciding how to proceed with the facility. Bookham is also a part of the Advisory Planning Commission, Public Art Steering Committee, North Shore Neighbourhood House Board, Vancouver Coastal Health Local Governance Liaison Group, Park and Tilford Garden Review Board, Museum and Archives Commission, Child and Youth Initiatives Grant & Civic Awards Committee. Linda Buchanan Website: lindabuchanan.com Resides: Ridgeway/Grand Boulevard Linda Buchanan, a school board trustee since 2008, is quick to admit that she “likes the direction the city is going.” But, Linda Buchanan there is always more work to be done. Top issues faced by the city, said Buchanan, are affordable housing and how to approach the city’s aging infrastructure. In respect to the Harry Jerome rec centre, Buchanan said she’d like to see the facility “renewed” but stressed the most important component of that debate is ensuring a broad public consultation and preserving the fields adjacent to the current buildings. “I feel a great sense of pride and am passionate about the community,” said Buchanan. “The most important thing is never losing sight of the interested and diverse residents of this community.” Buchanan works as a public health nurse. She was one of the original members of the Ridgeway Heritage Committee that worked on the recently completed restoration of Ridgeway school and was the principal author of the Child and Family Friendly Community Charter. Juliana Buitenhuis Website: iheartnorthvan.com Resides: Hamilton Heights Because of her job as a child and youth worker at the North Shore Crisis Services Centre, Juliana Buitenhuis encounters a Juliana Buitenhuis myriad of people each day. Through those interactions, one “huge” issue she hears is the need for more housing options. She believes one way to ensure different housing forms is encouraging, or mandating, developers to provide the city different styles of units, artist spaces or housing for newcomers. Amenity contributions like parking spaces and enhancements to public parks are also important, she said. Buitenhuis said she also supports moving the Presentation House Gallery to the pier and would like to see the creation of a outdoor pool in the city. “I founded a summer camp on the North Shore and we need an outdoor pool,” she said. “It’s a great place to connect.” Buitenhuis volunteers with the Legal Education Society, the Caring for Our Youth Committee and both the Child and Youth coalitions administered by the city. Michael Charrois Website: michaelcharrois.com Resides: Lower Lonsdale The death of federal NDP leader Jack Layton in May, said Michael Charrois, was a time of reflection. A two-time fedMichael Charrois eral NDP candidate in North Vancouver, Charrois took a page from Layton’s book and pursued municipal politics (Layton began his political career as a Toronto city councillor). Charrois said he supports the direction the city has been heading but believes affordable housing, cultural funding and food security are areas the city should focus on. Charrois also stressed the need for further densification of the Lonsdale Avenue and Marine Drive corridors and a rebirth of streetcar lines. “If the federal and provincial governments won’t help create affordable housing, then the city must take steps for that,” said Charrois. “And that includes owning or operating affordable housing if necessary.” Charrois is a professional actor, with two decades

experience teaching drama. He is a member of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, the Lower Lonsdale Community Garden and the BC Civil Liberties Association.

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D.W. (Bill) Duncan Website: billduncan.ca Resides: Ridgeway A North Vancouver resident for more than 30 years, Bill Duncan believes the next city council should ensure a new Bill Duncan Harry Jerome recreation centre is built. If he’s elected, Duncan said he’ll work to ensure the community centre is shovel ready by 2012. “The buildings are stale, past their shelf life,” he said. “They are not fit for continued use for the public. And we really need those services.” Duncan is also a believer in different housing forms and believes the city’s new Official Community Plan should create an easier process for infill housing. Duncan also said the expensive, much-needed Lions Gate Sewage Treatment Plant should be a priority. The next council, he added, should elect a member to work as an ombudsman with Metro Vancouver to ensure the city’s money is spent correctly and efficiently by the regional board. Duncan is a retired project manager. He worked as a lobbyist during the leaky condo crisis. Bob Fearnley Website: bobfearnley.com Resides: Central Lonsdale (Mahon Park) Bob Fearnley’s election promise is a simple one: to remain an independent voice on council and continue to work for the best interests of the City of Bob Fearnley North Vancouver. Fearnley told The Outlook the major issues facing the city are the Low Level Road project, improving cultural facilities, a decision on the Harry Jerome centre and a staggered approach to development. Fearnley said he’d like to see a Low Level Road design that is low enough the adjacent neighbourhood that it won’t bother residents and is free of a western overpass. He is an advocate for a new Harry Jerome facility. “We must continue to deliver on promises,” said Fearnley. “The community puts their trust in council and they want to see those promises delivered on.” Fearnley is the former president of the Lower Mainland Local Government Association, chairman of the Lower Mainland Substance Abuse Strategy Committee, Lower Mainland representative to the Union of BC Municipalities and chairman of a regional committee of municipal officials concerned with energy policy.

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Snow season is upon us. Your municipality monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months. When snow and icy conditions are forecast, crews and equipment are dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis. The first priority for municipal crews, during and after a snowfall, is to clear the major arterial streets, as well as bus routes, bus stops, and access to emergency services (e.g. fire halls, ambulance stations and hospital). The second priority is to clear collector streets and routes leading to schools. Once conditions have stabilized on first and second priority routes, crews will begin to clear local streets. Local streets are not ploughed immediately during a snow event. In the event of continual snowfall, it may take longer than normal for ploughs to reach local streets as first and second priority streets will require additional attention. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during a snow event as municipal crews work to keep your streets clear and safe. For more information on your municipality’s snow and ice removal policy and how you can prepare for winter storms, please contact your local municipality. É

You Can Help Before a snowfall: É Prepare for an emergency. Keep an emergency kit and supplies in your home, office and car. During an emergency, such as a large-scale power outage, residents may be without services or assistance for up to 72 hours. Visit the North Shore Emergency Management Office website at www.nsemo.org, or call 604-969-7000 to find out more about personal emergency preparedness and for information on free emergency preparedness workshops. É Stock up on food supplies and ensure that your prescriptions are filled. É Note the locations of fire hydrants and catch basins around your property. É Purchase and install quality snow tires. Tune-up your vehicle for winter driving. É Keep a shovel and supply of salt handy for sidewalks and driveways. É Make alternate arrangements (such as taking public transit) to commute to work, school, or medical appointments when it snows. É Monitor local weather reports.

When it snows: É Drive only if necessary. Public transit is a good alternative. É Park in your driveway, not on the street. This will allow snow ploughs and salt spreaders the room required to safely clear the street. This is particularly important on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways. Please note that lanes/alleys are not ploughed during a snow event. ÉObserve posted signs that may restrict on-street parking in some areas during periods of heavy snow. É Do not abandon your car if it gets stuck. Illegally parked cars that hamper snow clearing may be ticketed and/or towed. É Remove snow from your sidewalk. The owner or occupier of an industrial, commercial or multi-family property is required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from the sidewalks and footpaths bordering the real property as soon as practicable after the cessation of any snow or ice accumulation. Residents of single-family properties are also asked to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their home in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians. (Note: the City of North Vancouver bylaw also requires removal of snow from sidewalks fronting residential properties). Please visit your municipal website to learn more about snow clearing bylaws in your community: District of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 7125 City of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 6234 District of West Vancouver Traffic and Parking Bylaw 4370 É Check your municipality’s website for snow shovelling tips. É Clear snow away from fire hydrants. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate the hydrant in the event of an emergency. É Clear snow and ice from the catch basins in front of your home or business. This will allow for proper drainage and will reduce the chance of flooding on the street and on property. É Check on neighbours and family members who may need some extra assistance.

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fter more than two decades working as a commercial pilot, North Vancouver’s Stephan Grisbrook had some thinking to do. Grisbrook’s then-employer Japan Airlines had decided to close down the base Grisbrook worked at in 2009, sending 160 pilots packing. He took some time off, evaluating his options. With three baseball-playing sons, all members of the North Shore Twins squad at various times, Grisbrook was struck with an idea — an indoor training facility for the Twins. In the offseason, Twins’ players had to drive to Richmond or to the University of British Columbia for their workouts.

So, Grisbrook went hunting for an old warehouse the team could use. After some looking, Grisbrook says he found a place he didn’t pursue because of zoning issues, his plans began to evolve. Instead of focusing on a place solely for the Twins, Grisbrook envisioned a fullfledged training facility where a number of teams can do their workouts. Fast forward two years and Grisbrook is opening the doors to Inside Performance, an integrated heathcare and athletic training facility. Tucked between steel yards and railway tracks, in the shadow of the Second Narrows bridge, Inside Performance boasts turflaid batting cages, full gym, as well as a chiropractic and massage area. “Our niche is baseball and girls fastpitch,” Grisbrook told The Outlook.

“But we’re open to other sports as well” Grisbrook said Inside Performance is also offering “functional movement screens,” a system where athletes do a series of exercises — think lunges and jumping — and trainers use the results to craft a personalized workout. Thus far, seven of the eight little leagues on the North Shore have signed up for training, as have the North Shore Twins and the Coquitlam Reds. The baseball academy planned for West Vancouver’s Sentinel secondary next year will also use Inside Performance for training. skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seankolenko

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The annual Canadian Poppy Campaign commences the last Friday in October and continues until November 11th. Each Branch of The Royal Canadian Legion has a Poppy Fund and volunteer poppy campaigners raise funds throughout the Poppy Campaign. Poppy funds are strictly governed and used to support any person who is serving or who has honourably served in the Canadian Forces and their dependants who are in need of assistance, namely: low rental housing, housing for homeless veterans, medical equipment, day care, meals on wheels, the Veterans Transition Program, bursaries and related services for veterans and their families. Poppy funds may also be used to assist with disaster relief when declared by Governments. For more information, please visit our website: www.legionbcyukon.ca and click on Remember.

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Elizabeth Fodor wants to see the city do a better job gathering the myriad of user fees it is meant to collect. Elizabeth Fodor While doing some research with her company, Consumer First-Alter Solutions Ltd., Fodor found that many of city’s bylaws that have user fees or late penalties were not being enforced. By not doing so, the city is missing out on a substantial revenue source, she said. Fodor is also a proponent of a municipal auditor general. By establishing such a position, unnecessary spending will be curbed leaving more money for large-scale infrastructure projects like the sewage treatment plant. “We have to start looking where we’re spending money,” she said. “And also how we’re generating revenue.” Fodor also believes in building a new Harry Jerome complex, affordable housing and a more focused stance on preserving the quality of the city’s rental stock. Joe Heilman Website: joeheilman.ca Resides: Upper Lonsdale To foster and nurture a stronger business culture in North Vancouver, Joe Heilman wants to cut some of the red Joe Heilman tape involved in opening a business in the city. An entrepreneur himself, Heilman told The Outlook a dynamic business sector is key to growing a complete community. But Heilman also cites the importance of laneway housing and strategic development. Heilman said new developments put strains on the community and believes that those ripple effects should be better considered with each project. Heilman has been a part of the city’s Advisory Design Panel and Board of Variance. He is also a committee member of the Lions Gate Foundation and sits on the board of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. “I will make good decisions on behalf of the community and all the families in it,” he said.

Guy Heywood Website: guyheywood.ca Resides: Evergreen Major issues facing the city, according to first-term councillor Guy Heywood, is the new Official Community Plan and Guy Heywood ensuring the city supports “density that works.” Development must, said Heywood, bring a benefit to the balance of the community. “It’s not just density for density’s sake,” Heywood told The Outlook. “We must employ a controlled, limited density that has a community benefit.” Heywood is also a strong supporter of public spaces such as the Harry Jerome rec centre and the North Shore Neighbourhood House and believes the city should rebuild both facilities. The city, he added, is in a desirable financial state and could pursue these projects without burdening taxpayers. Heywood does not, however, believe in continuing sister city relationships. An expensive trip, he feels, to foreign countries does not benefit the community. In addition to his time on council, Heywood has also been a school trustee and a member of the Recreation Commission. John Hutchinson No website Resides: Lower Lonsdale

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A longtime North Vancouver resident, John Hutchinson said he wants to bring disability issues to the fore in John Hutchinson the city. Living with a disability himself, Hutchinson said he hopes that by gaining a seat on council he can inspire disability-related discussions connected with the city’s decisions. Hutchinson questioned how much density the city will take on. His neighbourhood, Lower Lonsdale, has changed dramatically over the years and Hutchinson believes slower growth is needed. Hutchinson is also a supporter of heritage. He believes the city should retain as many of its heritage buildings as it can and that the Presentation House building should remain where it is at Third Street and Chesterfield Avenue. “You have to vote for someone who can get your issues through,” he said. Craig Keating Website: craigkeating.ca Resides: Central Lonsdale

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It’s expensive to live in the City of North Vancouver, Crag Keating told The Outlook. To help mitigate that, the city

needs to diversify its housing options and “implement less onerous coach house guidelines.” But rental units are part of the housing discussion as well, added Keating, and when large-scale development is planned Keating said the city should look to ensure rental units are made available. It’s part of creating what he calls “a complete community.” Urban agriculture and food security are other areas of importance for Keating. So far, the city has spearheaded a number of agriculture-related projects — including turning Keating’s front yard into a garden — but he believes there is more the city can do to promote those interests. “So far, I think we’ve got that one right, but there is plenty of room to go on that,” said Keating. Keating is an instructor at Langara College but has also taught at Simon Fraser University and the University of British Columbia. Yashar Khalighi Website: Yashar2011.com Resides: Central Lonsdale Yashar Khalighi believes the city of North Vancouver is the most livable, walkable and safe city in the world. Yashar Khalighi That’s why he chose to open a business and start a family here. He would like to see more local jobs, however. “We need to have a healthier balance between business and residential,” he said. “With more business there is more opportunity for work.” High cost of living often drives young families from North Vancouver, so Khalighi, a civil engineer with a firm in Harbourside, believes the city must offer different options for housing, including rental suites. Rentals, he said, can be included in new buildings and he’d like to see the city and developers employ such a strategy more often. A new Harry Jerome facility, he added, is also important. But stressed the need to remain fiscally prudent when the city determines how the centre should look. Khalighi has been a member of the city’s Advisory Design Panel. Cheryl Leia Website: cherylleia.com Resides: Central Lonsdale With a career as a health-care professional, Cheryl Leia sees firsthand the importance of a healthy lifestyle. She Cheryl Leia also sees how decisions directly affect people’s lives and believes that’s an important value to bring to council chambers. An ongoing issue faced by the city is affordable housing, said Leia. A new Official Community Plan will be an important guiding document for the city to think about its land use. Offering different housing options will be vital for the city in the future. Leia would also like to see the city explore providing different options in homes, as a development requirement, to keep seniors living in their homes as long as possible. “I really see the dollars saved by ensuring there are things in place before there is an issue,” said Leia. “We need to keep people well all the time.” Leia has been involved with the Parent Advisory Council, the Recreation Commission, the Parks and Environment Committee and the John Braithwaite Community Centre Governance Committee. Glen Miller Website: glenmiller.me Resides: Ridgeway Top campaign issue for longtime City of North Vancouver resident Glen Miller is “adopting an appropriate Official Glen Miller Community Plan, inclusive of public input.” A new OCP will help set the course for future development in the city, he said. But development doesn’t come free of challenges. Miller is a supporter of North Van heritage and believes development should not come at the cost of tearing down heritage structures. Miller also wants to explore more cost-saving relationships between the city and district. Amalgamation is an issue he feels warrants more conversation, but must be thoroughly examined. “This is a wonderful place to live and I would be honoured to contribute to the governance of the city,” he said. Miller is chairman of the Heritage Advisory Commission. He is also the first vice-chair of North Vancouver Arts & Culture Commission. Amanda Nichol Website: amandanichol.com Resides: Lower Lonsdale

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The Low Level Road project was the catalyst for her municipal campaign, but Amanda Nichol told The Outlook she is a new face with new ideas on a host of different topics.

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continued from, PAGE 14 Nichol said sheâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d like to see more discussion on the sister city debate, a discussion of more than just a yes or no. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Can we achieve the benefits of those relationships and not spend the money?â&#x20AC;? she questioned. One way to achieve that, she proposed, is using technology to foster those relationships. Nichol also supports strategic density in places like the Lonsdale Avenue corridor but stressed the need for infrastructure before approving developments. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Why arenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t we looking at services and then density?â&#x20AC;? she asked. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The infrastructure needs to be there first.â&#x20AC;? Nichol is also a supporter of Green Necklace enhancements and the continued growth of the Lonsdale Energy Corporation, amongst other sustainable initiatives. She has volunteered with South Slope Community Association, the Handsworth Royal football team and the North Shore Indians Senior B Lacrosse team. Carson Reed Polly No website Resides: Hamilton Heights The youth in this election donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have enough of a voice, said Carson Polly. And thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s why the 19-year-old has decided to Carson Reed Polly run. A Capilano University student studying English and politics, Polly wants to tackle affordable housing because â&#x20AC;&#x153;housing isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t nearly affordable enough.â&#x20AC;? Polly also wants the city to build a new Harry Jerome facility and preserve skate board parks. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I want the youth vote to get out and see what their options are,â&#x20AC;? said Polly. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m a new, independent voice under the age of 35. Vote for me if you want a fresh perspective. The youth perspective can change things. The youth can change the course of the city if they were so inclined.â&#x20AC;?

Behgam Rabbani No website Resides: N/A Behgam Rabbani did not respond to repeated requests for an interview. On his candidate profile posted on the City Behgam Rabbani of North Vancouver website he states: â&#x20AC;&#x153;I have lived in this beautiful city for more than 20 years and I love it. I just want to try to keep it as nice and clean as it is for years to come. I want our society to be as safe and quiet as possible. I will try to stop even a penny of your money to be wasted. Please trust me with your vote. Thanks.â&#x20AC;?

Ron Sostad No website Resides: Lower Lonsdale Longtime City of North Vancouver resident Ron Sostad is running for election because he wants to add the voice Ron Sostad of a strong â&#x20AC;&#x153;social reformerâ&#x20AC;? to council. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That is a person who looks after the working people, disabled, mentally ill, and, of course, the rest of the people that should be helped,â&#x20AC;? he says. Sostad believes one of the biggest issues facing the city is rapid development â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and he would like to halt any new high-rise development. Instead, Sostad says heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s a proponent of smaller, low-rise buildings. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The big thing about me is Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m very anti-development,â&#x20AC;? he says. If elected, Sostad says he would fight to protect the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Official Community Plan, which he says has been amended â&#x20AC;&#x153;bylaw by bylaw without adequate community

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Candidates for school board (City of North Vancouver) Lisa Bayne Website: lisabayne.ca Resides: N/A Parole officer Lisa Bayne drew out the softer side of students when she brought her baby daughter Vienna into Lisa Bayne the classroom at Capilano elementary school. It was part of the Roots of Empathy program: a mother and baby visit a classroom for an hour each month during nine months of the school year. The Grade 2 students witnessed Viennaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s development and learned how to comfort her when she cried. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Children who have been through this program show a reduction in bullying behaviour,â&#x20AC;? explains Bayne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;They have more regard for the human spirit.â&#x20AC;? The biggest challenge facing the North Van School District: trying to maintain a sense of balance in the face of competing priorities and stake holders such as union action and increases in special needs students, says Bayne. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I plan to use my experience in consultation and partnership development to get the focus back on education,â&#x20AC;? she adds. Bayne has participated in Federation of Canadian Municipalities meetings and organized a volunteer program where parole officers go into inner city schools and read to children.

Chris Dorais Website: doraisfortrustee.com Resides: Lower Lonsdale Chris Dorais is ready to address what the BC Ministry of Education has mandated as 21st century learning. Chris Dorais â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think first we have to look to community partners,â&#x20AC;? he said. The one-time North Vancouver School District trustee â&#x20AC;&#x201C; he served two years as board chair â&#x20AC;&#x201D; wants dialogue between the two North Van municipalities, Vancouver Coastal Health Authority and the North Vancouver Sport Council to share funding resources. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not big on the sale of school district properties,â&#x20AC;? said Dorais. During Doraisâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; trustee terms, the board found a home for the Artists for Kids program and secured $1 million in funding from the North Shore Credit Union for an Environmental Learning Centre at North Vancouver Outdoor School. Dorais is the director of membership services for the Hospital Employeesâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Union.

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www.northshoreoutlook.com continued from, PAGE 16 John Harvey No website Resides: Lynn Valley A community-minded John Harvey wants to advocate for better education on behalf of North Van John Harvey students and his two grandsons. The longtime Lynn Valley resident isn’t prepared to answer what the biggest issue facing the North Van School District is, saying that’s purely speculative unless he is on the board. He does, however, question how to attract young teachers here, but says finding affordable housing solutions is not the problem of the North Van School District. Harvey has volunteered with RCMP community policing in North Van, is the past vice chair of the North Van Community Arts Council and served five years on the North Shore Community Foundation. “Being retired and unlike a work employed person it does allow me to, if necessary, to be contacted during the day for any [school board] concerns,” said Harvey.

Christie Sacré Website: christiesacre.com Resides: Lower Lonsdale Trustee hopeful Christie Sacré is on board with the North Vancouver School Christie Sacre District’s 10-Year Strategic Plan, but says it also needs to be flexible. “It’s a good idea to have vision over the next 10 years, however if the community changes you need to have room for adjustments,” she said. The biggest challenge facing the North Van School District is allocating funding to reach students with special needs. “Making sure teachers are equipped with tools in the classroom they need to teach a wide variety of students,” said Sacré. Sacré sat on the School Planning Council at Ridgeway Annex and has spent the past eight years on the Ridgeway Parent Advisory Council. With Ridgeway Annex, Sacré helped implement some programs designed to make the young, kindergarten to grade two learners feel safe at school.

Susan Skinner No website Resides: Lynn Valley Incumbent trustee Susan Skinner admits she was in a tough position when Susan Skinner she was chair of the North Vancouver school board in 2010. “I was the Maggie Thatcher, which is not where I come from politically,” said Skinner. That year, the board voted to close three elementary schools, as a cost-savings measure. “You have to make these decisions if the landscape changes, the demographics change,” she said. Today, Skinner said the school district is moving forward on several different fronts including the 10-year strategic plan and strategic land asset management. “It’s about looking at the needs of the entire community,” said Skinner. “We’ve got surplus properties. We can’t make knee-jerk decisions.” The biggest challenge, said Skinner, will be building upon the public consultation initiatives that have been started by the current school board. Skinner has been the school board’s elected provincial councillor to the BC School Trustees Association for the past five years. She is also the board’s representative to the BC Public Schools Employers’ Association. Mary Tasi No website Resides: Lower Lonsdale

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trustee Mary Tasi can help with, she said. The urban planner and design consultant with over 20 years experience said the school district must look at innovative community partnerships to create neighbourhoods of learning. “It’s about looking at the community as a whole,” said Tasi. She is proud of the current school board team that created the 10-year Strategic Plan, approved after a year of extensive consultation. During her term, Tasi was instrumental in creating the District Fine Arts Committee and a classroom for autistic students. As chair of the Towards the Future of Schools committee, Tasi’s vision is to continue with innovative programming and open dialogue that welcomes diversity and independent thought. Ian Young No website Resides: Lonsdale

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system. “I think the young voices are not often represented [on the school board],” said Young. The recent University of B.C. graduate estimates the next youngest candidate is approximately 20 years older than him, saying the issues facing students today are not the same issues facing students in the ‘80s. Substandard high school graduation rates among First Nations students is the biggest issue facing the North Van School District, said Young. “I think it is a major failing of our school system,” he said. “What I’m hoping to do is bring that [First Nations education] issue to the table.” Young, who speaks four languages, also said French immersion programs need to be expanded. “It’s valuable to making our students global citizens,” he said.

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sustainable programs is important for the school district to remain competitive in the education market. “I believe our responsibility is to ensure our public education system evolves to ensure our graduates are prepared and equipped to fully embrace the opportunities that greet them in a rapidly changing world,” said Forward. He explained how the North Vancouver School District will have 12 surplus properties by the end of June and offered his perspective. “For me, it’s not being afraid to invite people in and to look outward and say we don’t have all the answers,” said Forward. The chair of the NVSD’s Standing Committee for Finance and Facilities has pushed for expanded community engagement and increased community use of school district properties. Foward is a youth career coach and owns a small mobile technology company. He is also a referee and registrar with the North Shore Girls Soccer Club.

Cyndi Gerlach Website: cyndigerlach.com Upper Lonsdale Cyndi Gerlach is looking to climb the local education advocacy ladder from Cyndi Gerlach chair of the North Vancouver District Parent Advisory Council to trustee. “Because I believe there needs to be a strong voice at the table that represents children and parents,” said Gerlach of her decision to run for school board. Being on the North Van DPAC has given Gerlach an opportunity “to go behind the scenes and sit on committees that I would never have been able to be involved in before”. She said the biggest challenge facing the North Van School District is what to do with the properties that aren’t being used for public education. “Personally, I’d like to see community use for them,” said Gerlach. “But how do we do it so the community feels like they have a voice at the table?” Gerlach also sits on the District of North Vancouver’s Community Services Advisory Committee. Mike McGraw Website: mcgraw4trustee. com Resides: Canyon Heights

“Kids matter!” says trustee candidate Norm Binion. He brings a sincere interest Mike McGraw cherishes in the development of youth the North Vancouver School and a unique blend of business experience, Mike McGraw District’s most unique learnteaching experience and community service ing environment: Outdoor to the table — plus no bias; his two sons have School. already graduated from the North Van school “I’ve worked hard in my role on the system, he said. Outdoor School Advisory Committee develTight budgets is the biggest issue facing the oping the roadmap for campus revitalization,” North Van School District, said Binion. said McGraw. “It’s a special place of student He believes the BC Ministry of Education leadership and learning for a sustainable needs to know the priorities of the local future.” school district. “This includes prioritization He said the biggest challenge currently of reduced class size and composition, facility facing North Vancouver schools is having to upgrades, technology advancement, personalwork with broader mandates and reduced ized learning development and consideration funding. of land use with school closures,” he said. Binion teaches instructional workshops on entrepreneurialism at 25TH ANNUAL Capilano University. He is also an independent financial advisor and owner of Wavemaker Adventure Learning — which supplies organizations with mental and physical exerSat & Sun, Nov 19 & 20; Dec 3 & 4 cise in the great outdoors of North 10:00 am - 4:00 pm Free Van. Childminding $2.00 Admission ! Binion is the past president and curCo nc ession! Children 13 & under free rent member of the Rotary Club of Door Prizes! Fun! North Vancouver and a former Lions DELBROOK COMMUNITY Bay Search and Rescue volunteer.

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continued from, PAGE 17 Franci Stratton Website: stratton4schooltrustee. com Resides: Lower Delbrook Current North Van school board chair Franci Stratton says she wants to finish what she started. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We developed Franci Stratton a solid 10-year Strategic Plan and â&#x20AC;&#x201D; if elected â&#x20AC;&#x201D; I want to bring that plan to life,â&#x20AC;? explained Stratton. The challenge now is to implement the plan well. Creating different opportunities for all students with a focus on career and trades programs will prepare students for their post-secondary future, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My view is that the change we will see in the next few years is how students learn in and out of the classroom,â&#x20AC;? said Stratton. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Personalized learning can serve our students well.â&#x20AC;? Stratton brings 19 years of experience â&#x20AC;&#x201C; in Parent Advisory Council, District PAC and trustee roles - to her current campaign for school board trustee. The CAO of an electrical engineering firm, Stratton is also a District of North Vancouver Library Board trustee.


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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

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PERSONALS

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TIMESHARE

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ACCOUNTING/ BOOKKEEPING

ACCOUNTING & Payroll Trainees needed. Large & small firms seeking certified A&P staff now. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-424-9417.

Responsibilities will include; · Invoicing to clients (via hard copy and internet platform) · Compiling supporting documents for invoices · Additional related duties as required Qualifications: · Experience with ACCPAC ERP · Excellent attention to detail and accuracy · Excellent communication skills (both written and verbal) Submit resume with salary expectations to mgratwicke812@gmail.com We thank all applicants however we will only be contacting shortlisted candidates.

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AUTOMOTIVE

BANNISTER GM REQUIRES Journeyman Automotive and Collision Technicians. Situated at the foothills of the Rockies, 1.5 hours to Edmonton or Jasper, Edson offers outdoor enthusiasts a great living opportunity. Signing bonuses, moving allowances and top pay for the right candidate. Contact dean@bannisteredson.com GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. Automotive/Heavy Duty apprenticeship opportunity. GPRC Fairview Campus.1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email: chrysler@telusplanet.net

108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES BE YOUR OWN BOSS with Great Canadian Dollar Store. Franchise opportunities now available. Call today for details 1-877-388-0123 ext. 229 or visit our website: www.dollarstores.com GET PAID DAILY! NOW ACCEPTING: Simple P/T & F/T Online Computer Related Work. No experience is needed. No fees or charges to participate. Start Today, www.BCWOC.com

EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 108 BUSINESS OPPORTUNITIES HOME BASED BUSINESS We need serious and motivated people for expanding health & wellness industry. High speed internet and phone essential. Free online training. www.project4wellness.com WORK FROM HOME. Find out why over 1,285 CanScribe Career College Medical Transcription graduates, aged 18-72, can’t be wrong. FREE INFORMATION.1-800-4661535. www.canscribe.com admissions@canscribe.com

109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in bcclassified.com the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270 $63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: www.yellowknife.ca or contact Human Resources at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602-138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email: hr@yellowknife.ca

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

For flat deck and heavy haul divisions of a busy Langley based company. 2 trucks available for lease to own. Must have previous experience.

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EDUCATION

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Wednesday, November 30, 2011. To: Publisher, The Outlook publisher@northshoreoutlook.com fax: 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping.

EDUCATION

CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179 or email trish@sprucehollowheavyhaul.com

DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

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Fax resume to: 604-888-2047

GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. Automotive/Heavy Duty apprenticeship opportunity. GPRC Fairview Campus.1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/beekeeping.

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HELP WANTED

ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager - Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca

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109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES

Advertising Representative Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Real Estate experience a plus. If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you. Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: admanager@WEVancouver.com Closing date: November 24, 2011

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HELP WANTED

Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at http://hdlogging.com/ Fax resume to 250-287-9259 We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

WILD & Crazy, Can’t Be Lazy!

$11 - $20 per hr! $500 Hiring Bonus!! Expanding advertising company is looking for 10 people to start right away. We offer: Paid Training, scholarships, travel, advancement, & benefits. Must work well in a team atmosphere. F/T 18+.

Call today, Start tomorrow! Erica 604-777-2196

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PROCESSOR OWNER OPERATORS WANTED

WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: cindy@autotanks.ca or fax 780846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.

PERSONAL SERVICES

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HOTEL, RESTAURANT, FOOD SERVICES

F/T CHEF. Genji Japanese Rest. (N. Van). 3 - 5 yrs exp. High school grad. $18.75/hr Prepare and cook meals. Tel: 604-980-6881

KITCHEN HELPERS / DISHWASHERS RAS RESTAURANTS LTD. dba BOSTON PIZZA is hiring for their location in North Vancouver; Kitchen Helpers ($ 10.31/hr) & Dishwashers ($10.31/hr); work 40hrs/week. Apply by fax: (604) 984-0455. OSAKA Japanese Rest. (N.Van) F/T Sushi Chef 3-5 yrs exp. Highschool grad. $18.75/H Prepare and cook meals. Fax:604-929-0768

136A JANITORIAL SERVICES LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings (daytime only). We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to careers@fivestarbc.ca

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

Hiring Processor Owner / Operator for Tamihi Logging Co. in the Fraser Valley area. Prefer dangle head 622/624 or similar. Willing to pay top rates. Will pay by the hour or meter, Paid bi-weekly. E-mail: mikayla.tamihilog @shaw.ca or Fax: 604-796-0318

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES ELECTRICAL

#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 Service Call Lic #89402 Same day guarn’td We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

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FLOOR REFINISHING/ INSTALLATIONS VISION EXOTIK FLOORING INC.

Hardwood Floor Specialist •Installation•Sanding•Refinishing Express your unique & individual style with a custom stain. Dust free sanding. 778-995-Wood (9663). View our picture gallery at www.visionexotik.com

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LABOURERS

Laborers Seeks Laborers for project in Vancouver. Must have own vehicle. Min. 1 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $17 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

MODEL/TALENT AGENCIES

MOVIE EXTRAS !

HEALTH PRODUCTS

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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

FINANCIAL SERVICES

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TREE SERVICES

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

John 778-881-6737

INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Ref’s. 30 Years exp. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223. MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510

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PAVING/SEAL COATING

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

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PLUMBING

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

LEGAL SERVICES

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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

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Over 35 Years in Business

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

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All types of Roofing “ Call Now for Free Estimate”

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CONTRACTORS

AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530 GL ROOFING. Cedar shakes, Asphalt Shingles, Flat roofs, WCB Clean Gutters. $80. 604-240-5362

All Ages, All Ethnicities

CALL 604-558-2278

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TRADES, TECHNICAL

RUBBISH REMOVAL

bradsjunkremoval.com

Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.

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www.RENORITE.com Save your dollars! Bath, Kitchen, Suites & more. 604-451-0225, 778-317-1256

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MISC SERVICES

A PHONE DISCONNECTED? We Can Help. Best Rates. Speedy Connections. Great Long Distance. Everyone Approved. Call Today. 1877-852-1122. Protel Reconnect.

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MOVING & STORAGE

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555.

HOMES WANTED

Tree removal done RIGHT! • Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~

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220.JUNK(5865)

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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!

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MORTGAGES

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

AUTO FINANCING

FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309. Free Delivery.

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.

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CARS - DOMESTIC

2004 CHEV OPTRA, auto, 4/door, loaded, air cond. 127,000/kms. AirCared. $4200/obo 604-780-8404

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 68,900 kms. $13,850. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm.

2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,400 (604)328-1883

2006 NISSAN ALTIMA. Tan color. Leather, fully loaded, sunroof, lady driven, 131,000 kms. $10,500. 604-850-1049

2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 706

PETS

APARTMENT/CONDO

2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792

NORTH VANCOUVER

CENTURY APT 250 East 15th Ave.

Adorable Lab Pups - Black males, p/b. Family farm raised. 1st shots/vet chkd $500: 604-856-1577 BERNESE MOUNTAIN DOG PUPPIES FOR SALE. First shots and dewormed. Call 778-551-1901 $1250 a PUP. Take me home! CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866

Spacious 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 2 Blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Balcony parking at back. Laundry fac. avail. Swim pool & sauna.

Call 604-830-7587 www.aptrentals.com

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WE BUY HOMES Damaged House! Older House! Difficulty Selling! Behind on Payments! Need to Sell Now? NO FEES! NO RISK! QUICK CASH! Call us First! 604.657.9422

Crown molding installation.Faux finish, staining & custom painting.

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

ACREAGE

Arizona Ranch Lots! 50% OFF! 15, AAA+ View Lots. $0 Down! Starting $99/MO! Guaranteed Financing! Near Tucson’s Int’l Airport www.sunsiteslandrush.com 1-800659-9957- Mention Code 7

BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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

Interior / Exterior Small / Big Jobs Comm/Res. Fully insured.

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

TRANSPORTATION

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY

BESTWAY PAINTING & DECORATING

Families, Kids, Tots & Teens!!

Home Builder / Renovator. Salary: $18.00/hr. F/T, Pmt. Exp: 2 yrs.+ Duties; Plan, organize, & control daily operations. Plan & prepare work schedules. Select and employ staff, trade subcontractors and coordinate their activities to ensure quality and conformity with plans. Work with customers, architects and engineers regarding plans and specifications. Prepare and maintain directory of supplies and trade contractors. Ensure that construction permits are obtained. Perform trade work during home construction. Lang: English Contact Chris from Elias Tkachuk Contracting at Vancouver, BC Fax: 604-662-8820 or E-mail: jobs4etc@yahoo.ca

SUNDECKS

$45/Hr

(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

Register Now Busy Film Season

EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or ashley@bandlmachine.com

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

3 rooms for $269, 2 coats any colour

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RUBBISH REMOVAL

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service. All loads recycled. Minibins service avail. 604-922-5101

REAL ESTATE

Local & Long Distance

PAINT SPECIAL

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

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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

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AFFORDABLE MOVING

GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 Professional Gutter & Window cleaning. Christmas Lights installs. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.

CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS

MOVING & STORAGE

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

NEED CASH TODAY?

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

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES

GARDENING

GET PAID TO LOSE WEIGHT. $5,000 For Your Success Story.Personal Image TV Show. Call to Qualify: 416-730-5684 ext 2243. Joanna@mertontv.ca www.mertontv.ca

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NORTH VANCOUVER

LEIGHTON APT 130 East 11th Ave. Recently renovated 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 1 Block from Lonsdale Quay. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, laundry facility, u/g parking, balcony. Includes heat & water. Elevator.

ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies P/B,CKC,Reg’d microchip, vet chk, health guarantee, champ pedigree, parents onsite $2800. (604)462-7563 www.mcgregorsbulldogs.ca LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. redbarnlabradoodles.blogspot.com 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 Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446.

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

2011 FunFinder 18’ travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.

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Call 604-830-7587 www.aptrentals.com

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED

The Scrapper

NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. accurateted@yahoo.com for pics and arrangement.

TRANSPORTATION 518

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ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)

810 Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231

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

BUILDING SUPPLIES

SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. 1-800-5666899.

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

AUTO FINANCING www.UapplyUdrive.ca

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

FUEL

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

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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal

FURNITURE

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

MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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

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MISC. FOR SALE

Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?

566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS ZIMMERMANN PIANO with bench. $1800: (604)538-9456

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TRUCKS & VANS

1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $1800. Call (604)869-3137 2000 FORD WINDSTAR VAN 7 Seater, AirCared until 2013, fully loaded, self-starter, back-up sensor, good cond, 163K, $3500. Call 604589-6444 or 778-580-6430.


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NV Outlook November 3, 2011