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The City is installing underground pipes along the east side of Lonsdale Avenue from 13th Street to 17th Street. This work will accommodate expansion of the Lonsdale Energy Corporation (LEC) district energy system. LEC currently provides efficient, renewable and cost effective heat and hot water to 23 buildings in Lower and Central Lonsdale.

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During construction, traffic diversions, parking restrictions and road closures will occur, and every effort will be made to minimize construction impact. Sidewalks and pedestrian access to all businesses will remain open. Work is scheduled to occur Monday to Friday from approximately 7:00am - 4:30pm. The anticipated completion date is October 15, 2011. Details at www.cnv.org/Construction.

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Sunday, September 18 from 11am - 4pm at The Shipyards (foot of Lonsdale) The Lower Lonsdale Business Association is hosting the 7th Annual Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival. Join friends and neighbours at this unique community celebration for a day of non-stop family fun! The event features a wide variety of award-winning musical guests, cooking and garden demonstrations, dance performances, free train rides through the pumpkin patch, face painting, balloon creations, plus lots of displays and activities from local merchants. Take advantage of the free bike valet and leave the car at home. Back this year is the popular pie baking contest and prizes for home grown produce. So bring down that perfect zucchini and show off your favourite pumpkin pie recipe. Details at www.cnv.org.

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ransit ridership in West Vancouver has increased 12 per cent since residents were teased with a fleeting increase in transit service during the 2010 Winter Olympics. By showing how easy and convenient it was to get around West Vancouver, people became inspired to take transit, said Gareth Rowlands, manager of West Vancouver’s Blue Bus transit system, which is operated by TransLink. West Van has maintained that increase in ridership but without an increase in service, according to a first quarter TransLink customer service performance report conducted by market research firm Synovate. The 250 Horseshoe Bay and 257 Horseshoe Bay Express routes are regularly overcrowded, said Rowlands. Budget constraints within TransLink mean Rowlands cannot provide any additional buses for overloads on long weekends and Fridays when the transit system hits overcapacity. “When the 257 is full they then fill up the 250 bus which goes along Marine Drive and then we leave customers behind along on Marine Drive,” he said. Overall, West Vancouver transit rated first in nine of the 11 quality measures in the customer service survey. The 254 British Properties route was a main contributor to the overall low score for frequency of bus service; on Sundays, it only runs every two hours. Rowlands’ wish list, subject to TransLink approval, is to have hourly service on Sundays in the British Properties and Caufeild starting in March 2012, as well as service to Horseshoe Bay every 15 minutes during the mid-day. Transit service was also a hot topic at North Van’s Lonsdale Quay on Sept. 7, where a dozen people turned up at an information gathering session for part of TransLink’s 10-Year Transportation and Financial Plan. TransLink is currently developing a 2012 Supplemental Plan entitled “Moving Forward: Improving Metro Vancouver’s Transportation Network.” TransLink representatives including CEO

Ian Jarvis, board chair Nancy Olewiler and senior planning staff were on hand to field questions. TransLink spokesperson Ken Hardie said the plan was rolled out a year ago without a mechanism to fund it and there was expressed concern from North Shore residents about how it is going to be paid for. “Certainly no one wants to pay more for something, especially where taxes are concerned,” he said. The Mayors’ Council and the province have been working on a funding formula. Proposals include a two-cents-a-litre fuel tax, plus another source — all designed to produce about $70 million a year in additional revenue to TransLink. The North Shore is slated to receive significant transit improvements as part of TransLink’s Moving Forward proposal being presented to the Mayors’ Council today (Sept. 15). “What we are proposing to do in the plan would be to do a fairly good lift in service on SeaBus — 15 minute service all day and occasionally ten minutes for major events; plus to do a pretty good makeover of the Lonsdale Quay terminal,” revealed Hardie. A new, $25 million replacement vessel for the aging Burrard Otter SeaBus is also in the queue for TransLink’s capital projects, with a target arrival date in the spring of 2013. District Mayor Richard Walton, who heads the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, said the Moving Forward supplement is a “fairly sound plan.” As the point person for negotiations with the Ministry of Transportation, Walton is concerned about the potential holdup in getting any new TransLink funding sources approved through the legislature. He says that with a possible change of government and minister during that time, the province may lose its enthusiasm. “We’re sitting here saying we would potentially need to backstop the next two years with an interim property tax that we really don’t support but in the short run because of delays in getting legislation in, we have no choice,” said Walton. “I know I’m certainly nervous. There is a significant political risk there.” Walton expects the Mayors’ Council to vote on the TransLink plan within three weeks. reporter@northshoreoutlook.com

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District council mulls milk returns DNV votes to write B.C. asking to consider milk container refunds ince, while councillors Mike Little and Roger Bassam voted against the he District of North motion. Vancouver will ask the The two dissenters province to consider cited inefficiencies in the attaching a refundable deposit to two-stream recycling sysmilk containers. tem of refundables and District council voted 5-2 blue-box recyclables, as in support of writing a letter well as the added cost to MacKay-Dunn to B.C.’s environment minister milk-consuming families Terry Lake, asking the province the deposit might accrue to expand its container deposit if containers weren’t and refund program to include all milk returned regularly. containers and those of dairy substiCoun. Bassam even floated the idea tutes like soy and rice beverages. of eliminating the deposit-refund proMayor Richard Walton and councilgram altogether, suggesting instead lors Doug MacKay-Dunn, Alan Nixon, that a simplified and streamlined Robin Hicks and Lisa Muri voted in blue-box system for all recyclable favour of drafting the letter to the prov-

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materials would be more efficient than a letter asking for what he called a further tax on milk. Coun. MacKay-Dunn initially came out against sending the letter in support of expanding the refund program to milk containers, but supported an amendment which will see council send a letter that asks the province to simply consider the issue from the different points of view heard at Monday’s district council meeting. All ready-to-drink beverage containers currently sold in B.C. are covered by the program except for those containing milk and milk substitutes. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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he municipal election machine kicked into high gear at city hall on Monday night with councillors engaging in a number of debates, sparked by a handful of motions tabled by Coun. Rod Clark. The most heated discussion centred on Clark’s proposal to restrict the Onni development — slated for the Safeway site at 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue — to the density alloted for in the Official Community Plan. Initially, Onni approached council requesting more than double the density earmarked in the OCP, promising to build a new museum and other amenity contributions in return. Since, council has directed the company to scale down the large-scale development, cutting the plans from three towers to two and eliminating the space for the museum. Onni has yet to return to council chambers with revised drawings for the site, prompting a 6 - 1 rejection of Clark’s motion. “In all fairness, we have to give these guys the chance to make their pitch. I hate these things, trying to short circuit

the process,� Coun. Bob Fearnley told The Outlook. “This has everything to do with currying favour with voters.� Clark, how, warned of “letting the density genie out of the bottle� if Onni were able to move ahead with a “precedentsetting development.� “For the last year, we’ve been throwing out the OCP, allowing double density and so on,� said Clark. “My motion was to reiterate a line in the sand, and the OCP is that line.� Clark also moved a motion to make North Van’s sister city relationships with Chiba, Japan and Huizhou, China a referendum question in the municipal election. Clark, a vocal opponent of the agreements for years, called it “a waste of taxpayer’s money.� “The public’s never been asked,� he said. “The city has no business going off to foreign lands. It’s not civic business.� The motion was defeated 5-2. —Sean Kolenko

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Stuart Goode is one of the 122 recruits who passed the written exam from a pool of 350 applicants and was subsequently invited out to the District of North Vancouver Fire Department’s back lot for the fitness test. On this afternoon, the 28-year-old arborist and volunteer firefighter is writhing under an antique parlor chair in an old shipping container. He’s wearing a 10-pound firefighter turnout suit complete with helmet and duct-tape blindfold. He’s sucking tanked oxygen with an audible hunger. “It’s a test of spatial awareness but also to see if the guys panic,” says Curtis Bremner, assistant fire chief for the District of North Vancouver, looking on from a window above the recruit. Goode is making his way through a mockup house fire, crawling the container’s plywood maze under the gaze of firefighting brass from all three municipalities: North Van District,

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nect each region in a cross-Canada network were gaining momentum. The first meeting to discuss a national Internet was held at UBC and focused on general principles and how to secure funding for such a big job. The National Research Council kicked in $2.5 million to pay for the work and after fielding a handful of proposals, the University of Toronto, in partnership with a Vancouver-based communications company, won the bid. To run the national network, those involved in the planning launched CA Net in 1990. CA NET was quickly absorbed into CANARIE, a newly formed government board established to fund the next cross-country network. Although placed under the CANARIE umbrella — CANARIE provided a host of services such as providing firms with funding for technology-related research — CA Net continued to operate the new cross-Canada network. Like BC Net, its users were primarily universities and research labs. In 1997, in step with the growing interest from telephone companies in the Internet, CAN Net was turned over to Bell. Leigh says he was the only dissenting voice on the CA Net board. “There was still more to do,” says Leigh, matter-offactly. But, in a year’s time he would retire. A 32-year tenure at UBC, the last 12 years spent as the university’s head of computing, had provided more ground-breaking moments than most see in their professional lives. Sure, he wanted to do more. And, like most jobs, there were mistakes and holdups along the way. But every now and then, there’s a moment in Leigh’s day where he realizes he played a role in the most all-encompassing technological entity society has ever seen. “I’m amazed at how fast it’s advanced. Being chosen as a torchbearer was a one-and-a-half year process where I only spoke to a person once. It was all electronic communication,” he says. “But when I talk to people at the university, they’re still dealing with the same problems we were 40 years ago. The software is still behind the hardware just like our issue with the IBM.” skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seankolenko

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Centre for Psychiatry and Education — The HOpe Centre — currently under construction at LGH. The donation accelerates plans put in motion by the province, Coastal Health, UBC and the LGH Foundation to train more Lower Mainland doctors at the North Vancouver hospital. It’s the hope of those partners that the new centre, to be named the Djavad Mowafaghian UBC Medical Education Centre in honour of its chief benefactor, will

attract top medical specialists and students to the North Shore. The new four-storey HOpe Centre will be able to train 100 medical students per month once construction is complete on the southeast corner of the Lions Gate campus by late 2013. In addition to the UBC education centre, the new building will also provide state-of-theart mental health and addictions services as well as a permanent home for BC Ambulance. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com

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LOWER LONSDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION presents

Come on out! Bring your friends & family to the 7th Annual

Fall Festival!

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Please Join Us! SUNDAY SEPTEMBER 18 11 AM - 4 PM

THE SHIPYARDS at the foot of Lonsdale Ave.

FESTIVITIES FOR ALL AGES

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The Shipyards

(at the foot of Lonsdale) With two performance stages there’s lots off room to enjoy the sights & sounds, mingle with your neighbours and meet Lower Lonsdale merchants!

Music! Entertainment! Dances & Demos! There’s a Pie Contest, a Produce contest, a free Royal Express Train Ride to the Pumpkin Patch on The Pier & more!‌ THE FALL FESTIVAL COULD NOT BE POSSIBLE WITHOUT THE GENEROUS SUPPORT OF ITS PARTNERS, FRIENDS AND SPONSORS: FRIENDS OF THE FESTIVAL Ratcliff & Co., TD Canada Trust, Core Education & Fine Arts, On Now Digital Media MEDIA SPONSORS

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Yoro – playing guitar, talking drum & djembe!!

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Promenade Stage 11:00 am Zumba Dance Group Demo 11:30 am Yoro - human metronome! 12:30 pm Moveable Feast Cooking Demo with Chef Mina 1:00 pm Vanleena Dance Academy Performance 1:30 pm Perform Art Studios 2:00 pm Karate Demo - North Shoree Dances & Neighbourhood House Demos 2:30 pm DEMO all day long! 3:00 pm Esplanade Empire Theatre "Pearl Jam" performance 3:30 pm DEMO

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LOWER LONSDALE BUSINESS ASSOCIATION invites you to come out and celebrate the 7th Annual Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival on Sunday, September 18, 2011 at its

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NEW LOCATION  THE SHIPYARDS at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue

for lunch $15 for dinner $18

Live music & entertainment on both Shipbuilders' Square stage and the Promenade stage. (see schedule at left)

Pair with a beautiful Belgian beer from our wide selection!

Shipbuilders' Square will be packed with displays and activities from local merchants and members of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association.

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"Who bakes the Best Pie" contest – back by popular demand! This year featuring Pumpkin pie.

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Strolling performers Dilly the Clown, Mr. Flower's balloon creations, stilt-walker Lindsey Long Legs, Face painting, and don't miss the West Coast Society for the Preservation of Reptiles display

Rogue Messe

Site Map & more on following pages!

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Get Involved! Tell us what matters to you most. Take part in a survey, an online discussion, or join us at a community event. Watch for the CityShaping booth at the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival. Learn more at www.cnv.org/CityShaping.


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…and if you wanna ride your bike

It's safe, easy and free to park! For the fourth year running, the Lower Lonsdale Business Association will offer free bicycle parking by The Bicycle Valet at this year's Fall Festival. Just ride on up to one of the bike valet volunteers and let them park your bike in a safe, secured enclosure while you enjoy your day. Panniers, helmets and bags can also be left with the bike when parked. Bike valet stations also offer information about local cycling and sustainable transportation. Bike maps, safe cycling guides and tire pumps are all Turn the page available free at valet stations. for the Site Map & more!

The Bicycle Valet is a program of Better Environmentally Sound Transportation (BEST).

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Are you ready for some football? After a nearly three-decade absence from the gridiron, Argyle revives its football program

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A NEW PLAYBOOK - Piper junior varsity coach Jamie Avantini talks strategy during a recent practice at the school. Above right: Senior coach Milan Boljuncic conducts a post-game analysis. Rob Newell photos More than 12 boys — or half of this year’s senior team – had never played a football game until last Friday when they played Howe Sound enerations of parents at Argyle secondary secondary. Because they are a new program the have fought an epic off-field football batsenior team plays in the “Tier 1” division, which tle that has lasted nearly three decades. means traveling outside the Lower Mainland for The biggest struggle was over the funding to games. reinstate a football team at Argyle that was last “They came in second,” a smiling seen on the gridiron in 1982. Shane Sheehan, a parent volunteer, A new lobbying season began nine says of the team’s inaugural game, months ago, with a core team of parillustrating the positive environment ents advocating on behalf of their that is being fostered on this team. sons. They were more resilient than Some of the more experienced playever. ers come from GSL North Shore The Argyle Athletic Committee Football League, open to young foottossed a long list of conditions at the ball enthusiasts ages 6 to 18. group, including finding qualified Six coaches from the GSL — which football coaches and playing surfaces, attracts ex-Canadian Football League along with factoring in the major Shane Sheehan and American college football players expense of equipment. as coaches — are now volunteering with Soon an unsung hero emerged: a the Argyle program. parent who put up the money to fund two footSome of them have sons coming up to Argyle ball teams at Argyle. in the next couple years and want to make an While the actual figure was not divulged to investment in the team; others are just passionate The Outlook, one Argyle Piper football coach about the sport. estimated the cost of starting a high school footJunior varsity football player Jacob Muir lives ball program to be in the $50,000 range. in the Sutherland high school catchment area but On this warm September afternoon on the attends Argyle because there is no football progravel field at Argyle, the junior varsity team is gram at Sutherland. running drills. Two dads covertly watch the prac“My parents did not want me to join (foottice from the parking lot above the field. A gaggle ball) at first, but I wasn’t going to take no for an of girls coyly stands on the sidelines chatting up answer,” says a brawny Muir. the players during water breaks. He assumes it’s the negative stigma around A last minute recruit rushes up to one of the football injuries that worries his parents. Both coaches. “I’m joining the team — my friends Argyle teams recently participated in safe hitfinally convinced me,” announces Alex Welsh. ting clinics. Tackling head first is a serious The team welcomes everybody who wants to offense that referees look out for, the players play. There are no tryouts. learned. Milan Boljuncic, head coach of the senior footMuir is hoping to bring home some hardware ball team, says it was a combination of a lack of before he reaches his senior year at Argyle. coaches and a losing season that led the Argyle “If people work hard enough and have a good football program to dry up in the ‘80s. work ethic, we can win the provincial championThe Pipers had strong football teams in the ship,” he says. early ‘70s, right around the time Bryan Adams reporter@northshoreoutlook.com roamed the halls of Argyle.

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epresenting your country at the Homeless World Cup is always going to be bittersweet. On the one hand is the excitement of a week abroad, with hotels and airfare paid, competing in an international soccer tournament while bringing the attention of media and mega corporate sponsors to bear on the plight of homeless people around the globe. Yet, for the teams and coaches, there remains the niggling fact that when it’s all over, the foreign streets of Paris are about as close to any home as most players have to return to. West Vancouver’s Dominique Falls coached the Canadian women’s street soccer team to a four wins and five losses finish at the 2011 Homeless World Cup in August. For Falls, coaching Canada’s first ever women’s national four-on-four street soccer team was a whirlwind ride. But it was an experience she hopes to recreate next year when the tournament comes to Mexico City, despite feeling a tinge of trepidation upon her recent return. The ride began nine months ago when Falls started coaching the Portland Hotel Society’s Phoenix FC in Vancouver — the only all-women team in Canada — while pursuing a doctorate degree in sport sociology from Simon Fraser University. Almost immediately she was tapped to head up the Canadian contingent to Paris where they’d meet 15 other women’s teams in the 64-nation contest.

Paired with Kailin See, her coaching counterpart from Toronto, Falls began recruiting for the eight-player team. “We had our eight and were all set,” Falls told The Outlook last week. But in street soccer there are few guarantees. One player bowed out to seek treatment for alcohol abuse and an eating disorder. Then the team’s youngest player, a 17-year-old from Calgary who had been bouncing between local shelters, disappeared days before the tournament and hasn’t been heard from since. “We haven’t been privy to any more information about her than that,” Falls said, speaking on behalf of the players and coaches. “So we just had to go with six.” The night before they left for Paris, Team Canada approached local members of the Cree Nation and asked if they could sing with them a Cree warrior song to prepare for their journey abroad. They happily obliged. “It was so super powerful that we all remembered it,” Falls said. So powerful, in fact, that before each game they would sing it again. “I think we were the most photographed team because of it,” said Falls. “Pretty much the entire venue would gather around us.” For the six-woman team, that rhythmic rallying cry would become more than just a source of solidarity amongst teammates. For them, it fostered solidarity too with the many missing First Nations women of Canada, whose ranks they worried their young friend and teammate had joined. There were many such moments of

joy tempered by reality throughout the tournament, Falls recalled. Just scoring one goal against soccer powerhouse Brazil was a tournament highlight for the team. “I’ve never heard someone scream so loud in my life as when we got that goal,” Falls said. Canada went on to lose that match 11-1, but their conduct on and off the field won them a nod as “fan favourites” of the tournament. Eligibility for the Homeless World Cup requires that players are currently homeless or have been so in the past year. Notably too, players must have not previously participated in a prior Homeless World Cup tournament. “The end of the tournament was bittersweet, obviously,” Falls said. “The tournament is a culmination of all their highs and lows in life and they realize they’re participating because they’ve had a lot of lows in their life. But it’s also a culmination of all the highs because they’ve got themselves healthy enough, well enough and focused enough to participate in something where they can go to Paris.” “We had a good cry about that on the last day during our last chant,” Falls added, her voice catching. It was after that chant, before their final match in the Women’s Plate Cup, that the team acknowledged they still had long battles ahead — that all the opponents they’d left behind on their Canadian “home” turf would still be waiting when they returned. Most of the women still come to practice, Falls said. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com

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BUCHANAN BOWL STATS Game Date Winner Loser Park 1. 1969, Oct. 17 CG 22 Hand 12 Carson Graham 2. 1970, Oct. 15 CG 18 Hand 12 Empire Stadium 3. #1970, Nov. 6 CG 32 Hand 0 Empire Stadium 4. 1971, Oct. 1 Hand 38 CG 14 Empire Stadium 5. 1972, Oct. 11 Hand 26 CG 0 Empire Stadium 6. 1973, Oct. 25 *Hand 22 CG 20 Kinsmen Stadium 7. 1974, Oct. 3 Hand 16 CG 8 Handsworth 8. 1975, Oct. 10 CG 8 Hand 0 Empire Stadium 9. #1975, Oct. 31 CG 6 Hand 0 Empire Stadium 10. 1976, Sept. 24 Hand 20 CG 18 Carson Graham 11. 1977, Sept. 30 CG 8 Hand 0 Empire Stadium 12. 1978, Oct. 19 Hand 20 CG 0 Handsworth 13. 1979, Oct. 12 *Hand 14 CG 8 Empire Stadium 14. 1980, Sept. 26 Hand 20 CG 6 Kinsmen Stadium 15. 1981, Oct. 23 CG 12 Hand 7 Delbrook Park 16. 1982, Oct. 15 Hand 31 CG 8 Empire Stadium 17. 1983, Sept. 20 Hand 20 CG 8 Handsworth 18. 1983, Oct. 14 Hand 27 CG 18 Carson Graham 19. 1984, Sept. 20 Hand 2 CG 0 Empire Stadium 20. 1985, Oct. 25 Hand 7 CG 6 Empire Stadium 21. 1986, Oct. 10 CG 19 Hand 0 Handsworth Start of Buchanan Bowl 22. I 1987, Oct. 23 CG 12 Hand 7 Kinsmen Stadium 23. II 1988, Oct. 7 Hand 21 CG 15 Handsworth 24. III 1989, Oct. 6 Hand 27 CG 10 Carson Graham 25. IV 1990, Nov. 3 Hand 28 CG 16 Kinsmen Stadium 26. V 1991, Oct. 12 CG 38 Hand 15 Kinsmen Stadium 27. VI 1992, Sept. 19 CG 28 Hand 0 Kinsmen Stadium 28. VII 1993, Sept. 25 *CG 9 Hand 0 Kinsmen Stadium 29. VIII 1994, Sept. 17 CG 8 Hand 6 Kinsmen Stadium 30. IX 1995, Oct. 7 CG 27 Hand 6 Kinsmen Stadium 31. X 1996, Sept. 14 *Hand 20 CG 6 Kinsmen Stadium 32. XI 1997, Sept. 13 CG 34 Hand 6 Kinsmen Stadium 33. XII 1998, Sept. 19 Hand 38 CG 12 Kinsmen Stadium 34. XIII 1999, Oct. 16 Hand 28 CG 14 Kinsmen Stadium 35. XIV 2000, Oct. 28 CG 47 Hand 0 Kinsmen Stadium 36. XV 2001, Oct. 13 *CG 38 Hand 12 Kinsmen Stadium 37. XVI 2002, Sept. 14 Hand 33 CG 14 Confederation Park 38. XVII 2003, Sept. 13 Hand 32 CG 14 Confederation Park 39. XVIII 2004, Nov. 5 Hand 28 CG 25 Confederation Park 40. XIX 2005, Oct. 29 CG 20 Hand 7 Confederation Park 41. XX 2006, Nov. 4 CG 21 Hand 14 Confederation Park 42. XXI 2007, Nov. 3 CG 15 *Hand 12 Confederation Park 43. XXII 2008, Sept. 6 CG 35 Hand 7 Confederation Park 44. XXIII 2009, Sept. 12 CG 34 Hand 7 Confederation Park 45. XXIV 2010, Sept. 11 Hand 35 CG 34 Confederation Park 46. XXV 2011, Sept. 17 1:30 at Confederation Park (beside Carson Graham) Total wins: Hand 23, CG 22 Buchanan Bowl: CG 14, Hand 10. #Playoff game *B.C. championship team

CLASH OF THE TITANS - Larry Donohoe – above between head coaches John Buchanan of Carson Graham and Jay Prepchuk of Handsworth – has been involved in 35 of the 45 senior grid games between the two schools, including all the Buchanan Bowl games leading to this Saturday’s 25th edition. Len Corben photo

Team CG Hand

Overall 22-23 23-22

For/Against 765-683 683-765

BBowl 14-10 10-14

For/Against 526-409 409-526

Best and Worst Highest winning score: 47 (CG in 2000) Highest losing score: 34 (CG in 2010) Lowest winning score: 2 (Hand in 1984) Closest margin: 1 (Hand 7 CG 6 in 1985; Hand 35 CG 34 in 2010) Widest margin: 47 (CG 47 Hand 0 in 2000) Highest total score: 69 (CG 35 Hand 34 in 2010) Lowest total score: 2 (Hand 2 CG 0 in 1984) Longest win streak: 5 (Hand 1982-85; CG 1991-95 and 2006-10) Most shutouts: 8 (CG)

Wins by: Location Kinsmen Stadium Empire Stadium Handsworth Carson Graham Confederation Park Delbrook Park Day of Week Tuesday Wednesday Thursday Friday Saturday Month September October November

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Head Coaches (Won-Lost) Years Carson Graham: Earl Henderson (11-16) 1969-92 Larry Donohoe Grad ’80 & Ray Marshall Grad ’71 (1-0) 1993 John Buchanan Grad ’85 (10-7) 1994-present Handsworth: Graham Leask (0-3) 1969-70 Jack Tasaka (8-5) 1971-76; 1987-92 Dave Pearce (6-2) 1977-83 Michel Leveille (2-1) 1984-86 **Joe Bell (6-7) 1993-2005 **Jay Prepchuk Grad ’79 (3-5) 2003-present **Co-head coaches 2003-05

Pro Players, Grad Year, Teams Carson Graham: Loren Sherbina ’70, Calgary; John Blain ’73, B.C.; Phil Luke ’73, Montreal; Joe Kuklo ’77, B.C. and Hamilton; Gerald Roper ’77, B.C.; Kurt Chapman ’80, Edmonton; Glen Suitor ’80, Saskatchewan; Dave Cechini ’81, B.C.; Jeff Thomas ’85, Edmonton; Sean Millington ’86, B.C. and Toronto; Jerome Pathon ’93, Indianapolis, New Orleans and Atlanta; Farwan Zubedi ’95 (Grade 11), Calgary, B.C. and Hamilton; Paris Jackson ’98, B.C. Handsworth: Jerome Erdman ’79, Winnipeg, Edmonton and Ottawa; Mike Bellefontaine ’80, B.C.; Bruce Barnett ’81, B.C.; Andrew English ’93, B.C., Toronto and Hamilton.


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Located in sought after McCartney Lane, this 2,000+ townhouse offers 4 bedrooms, 3.5 bathrooms and plenty of space for today’s family. One bedrm below with full bathrm together with the rec room make this space ideal for youngsters. Nora 604-351-0625



Great location for this large immaculate townhome! Generous rooms, 2 beds, 2.5 baths, front and rear patios, tons of storage. Chatsworth Mews, small well run complex, with new roof. This one is a 10! #102-245 W 15th, North Vancouver $589,000

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Magnificent park like state with sunny 33,323 sq ft level lot in prime British Properties. The rare yard is absolutely private and stunning! This is a great holding property to build your dream home. Key features include Solid three bedroom & three bathroom home on the main floor with entertainment sized living & dining room and lots of sun and lights of the floor to ceiling windows. Spacious family room and nook off the kitchen looking at large deck and beautiful sunny garden. Legal suite with great tenant in place.

2,620 s.q.ft updated home on 12,230 sq. lot with 3 bedrooms upstairs and 2 below. Entire G/F. is a legalized secondary suite with potential of achieving up to $1,800 pm rent. Convenient location. move-in condition.

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Chris Wong

604-725-5705

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AFFORDABLE WATERFRONT IN THE SOUTH CARIBOO! Come to the Cariboo where you will find crystal clear lakes, blue skies and tranquility. Find virtual tours and area information on our website. www.100milehomes.com LAC LA HACHE $429,000 Modern elegance in a country home. Totally updated, parklike property. 3 bdrms, 2400 sq. ft.

CANIM LAKE $449,000 Easy to manage 1 level rancher. 180 ˚ view of pristine lake. 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 2880 sq. ft.

WATCH LAKE $499,000 Custom deluxe home! Beautiful yard & patio, quiet fishing lake! 3 bdrms, 3 baths, 2400 sq. ft.

HORSE LAKE $595,000 Southern exposure, custom ‘West Coast’ style home, 0.85 acres. 4 bdrms, 3 baths, 2493 sq. ft.

LARGE ACREAGES: • 90 acres 15 min. to 100 Mile House & 5 min. to Watch & Green Lake. Semi developed with septic, power, driveway & cleared building site. $269,000. • 320 acres, 10 min. to 100 Mile House & 2 min. to Horse Lake. Great location for ranch or guest ranch. $375,000 • 82 acres with 900 ft of breathtaking South Canim Lake waterfront. Incredible beach. Creek on property. $459,000

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21st CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 Tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! Sun, Sept 18, 10am-3pm. Croation Cultural Centre, 3250 Commercial Drive, Vanc. Info: 604-980-3159. Adm. $4.

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AUTOMOTIVE

AUTOMOTIVE TECHNICIAN required in a very busy General Motors dealership. We offer a Health Benefits plan, modern wellequipped facility, great training& above average compensation! If interested call or email Jasyson Kowalchuk 306.331.7766 j.kowalchuk1@sasktel.net. Echo Valley GM Fort Qu Appelle, SK.

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.wecare4wellness.com 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

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Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time Advertising Sales Consultant. The 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 aggressively grow an existing account list. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The successful candidate will have 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 Friday, September 29, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

We are Rio Tinto Alcan (RTA) the aluminium product group of Rio Tinto (RT) - a leading international mining group (http://www.riotinto.com) and the global leader in the aluminium industry. We supply high quality bauxite, alumina and aluminium worldwide and our AP smelting technology is the industry benchmark. To sustain this enviable market position, we count on the driving force of our 24,000 employees in 27 countries, all sharing our passion for excellence in product innovation, global practices and standards and cutting -edge technology. In particular, our commitment to excellence in managing Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) responsibilities is the hallmark of our activities. Our ultimate goal is ZERO - zero injuries, zero occupational illnesses, and zero environmental harm. Located in the Kitimat region of British Columbia, the Kitimat, Kemano and Watershed operations are part of Rio Tinto Alcan Primary Metal North America. Over the next four years, the Kitimat Smelter will convert from 1950s reduction technology to the most advanced version of AP40 technology. The new smelter will produce up to 420,000 tonnes of aluminium annually, primarily supplying the Asian markets. Rio Tinto Alcan is seeking a qualified person to fill the role noted below: CRANE MAINTENANCE SUPERVISOR – Ref no. KIT0001G Under Coordinator/Manager supervision, the Supervisor Crane Mtce/Shift Maintenance is responsible for managing production and/or maintenance teams in order to ensure optimum plant or business-unit operation. To this end and in order to meet predetermined business plan objectives, he/she controls operating, service and maintenance parameters and procedures, ensures that quality standards are met, favours the growth of coaching teams, and promotes continuous improvement and the integration of health, safety and environmental issues. The fields of expertise for this employment position are the health and safety, cost control, training and development, and employee relations. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate should possess the following: - Interprovincial Trades Qualification - Millwright or Electrician - Minimum 3 years supervisor experience in an Industrial environment - Strong leadership and communication skills POWERLINE TECHNICIAN – Ref no. KIT0001F This job entails all aspects of the trade with a focus on transmission line maintenance. The hourly wage rate for power line technician is $40.639/hour. To qualify for this position, the successful candidate must possess: - Interprovincial journeyman lineman trades qualification - Industrial experience (3+ years is preferred but consideration will be given to recent graduates of powerline technician certification programs). - Experience in utility distribution systems - A valid British Columbia driver’s license Employees are represented by the Canadian Autoworkers Local 2301. We offer an attractive remuneration package and relocation assistance, a range of Rio Tinto benefits, as well as the sought after opportunity to develop and expand upon your knowledge and experience with a world leader in the industry. Northern residency and experience working in a cross-cultural environment, coupled with knowledge of the unique challenges and opportunities presented to those living in the North, are assets. To apply, please submit an online application (resume) directly at our website at www.riotinto.com/careers or send your resume to the following address: Rio Tinto Alcan, Recruitment Coordinator, PO Box 1800, Kitimat, B.C., V8C 2H2. Resumes must be received by Wednesday, September 28, 2011. Rio Tinto Alcan would like to thank all applicants, however only those shortlisted will be contacted

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DRIVERS/COURIER/ TRUCKING

Class 1 City P&D Drivers required for Lower Mainland runs. Full-time opportunity. Start Now! Contact Carl 1-888-453-2813 or E-mail: Carl.constam@hrtrans.com DRIVER. HEAVY HAUL Co. Runs Western Canada & US. Looking for committed Class 1 driver with heavy haul low bed exp. Must be able to cross border & go into ports. Serious replies only. Fax resume to 604-853-4179.

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

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HELP WANTED

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.

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Restaurant Manager Req’d at Steamrollers in Vancouver, BC, F/T, Pmt. Exp. 2 yr+, Sal: $15.75/hr. Duties: Plan, organize, and control daily operations. Control inventory. Monitor revenues & modify prices. Make plans and implement them. Order supply. Set work schedules and monitor staff performance. Supervise staff. Customer service oriented. Respond to customer complaints. Recruit and Train staff. Lang: English. Contact Maheep Email: jobs.steamrollers@yahoo.ca Fax: (604) 684-2542

Visit: www.lovecars.ca 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.

ONLINE, COLLEGE Accredited, Web Design Training, Administered by the Canadian Society for Social Development. Learn from the comfort of home! Starts October 24. Apply today: www.ibde.ca

OPTICIAN TRAINING * 12-mth. part-time EVES... Starts Nov. 21st, 2011

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Laborers CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS 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

www.bccollegeofoptics.ca TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 31 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-6658339, 604-681-5456.

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SITE FOREMAN for VANCOUVER AREA

CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Min. requirements: 5 years experience in either: • Park construction • Artificial & Sports field construction • Civil & Roadwork construction

HELP WANTED

FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944

LOG TRUCK mechanic for Kurt Leroy Trucking LTD. Welding an asset. Ben. inc. To start immed. Campbell River. Fax resume to 250-287-9914. Outgoing Individuals Wanted

Up to $20 per/hr F/T, 18+. Summer and permanent openings in all areas. Fun Promos. No Sales. No Experience, No Problem! Call Rebecca 604-777-2194

TICKETED WELDERS & FABRICATORS req’d for Jobbing/Repair Shop. Experience w/Stick, Mig, Tig, Mechanical. Work solo or team environment in Sundre Alberta. Wage $70,000-$80,000/yr. DOE+ benefits. Fax resume 403-6384649 or email: fmachine@telus.net

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HEALTH PRODUCTS

Bergamonte- The Natural Way To Improve Your Glucose, Cholesterol & Cardiovascular Health! Call today to find out how to get a free bottle with your order.! 888-470-5390

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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 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

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

MOVIE EXTRAS !

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GARDENING

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

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TEACHERS

TUTORS / TEACHERS NEEDED North & West Vancouver Teacher cert. req. or apply online www.acumeneducation.ca $25/hr. Phone: 1-877-864-4010

FITTERS/WELDERS for fabrication of structural and plate work for a mining equipment manufacturer. Good wages and health benefits. Located in Vernon, BC. Send resumes to jobs@westpromachinery.com or fax to 250-549-6735.

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FINANCIAL SERVICES

PERSONAL SERVICES

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Graphic Designer

FOSTER/SOCIAL CARE

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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INCOME TAX PROBLEMS? Have you been audited, reassessed or disallowed certain claims by Canada Revenue Agency? Call Bob Allen @ 250-542-0295 35yrs. Income Tax experience, 8.5yrs. with Revenue Canada. Email: r.gallen@shaw.c

Fulltime $25.00 - $30.00 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email: Paulo@wilco.ca www.wilcocivil.ca

CALL 604-558-2278

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

BC College Of Optics

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION

TRADES, TECHNICAL

FULL-TIME Machinist - Manual Lathe Min. 10 years exp., able to work with close tolerances of /-0.001 on material upto 28” dia., must be able to read/understand engineering drawings, and familiar with different materials. Good wage and benefits package available. Fax resume to 604-275-0548 or email: pseltd@pacificsupportltd.com HELP WANTED Journeyman or Apprentice Heavy Equipment Technician, Kindersley, SK. Extremely busy independent shop. Wage based on education and experience. Benefits package. Fax 306463-4822 or email mid.plains@sasktel.net. INDUSTRIAL ELECTRICIANS email:caribooindustrialelectric@gmail.com ph:250-983-2992 ROBERTSON Floors Ltd. seeks skilled tile, granite and slab installers asap. Ideal candidate with secondary school dipl. & 3-4 yrs exp. Industry courses an asset. $21 per hour. Full-time. email us at: apply@robertsonfloors.ca. web site: www.robertsonfloors.ca.

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Are you a high-energy, talented graphic designer? Do you have strong interpersonal skills? Would you like to work in the fast-paced newspaper industry? We are looking for a full time graphic designer. You will be responsible for creating eye-catching ads in print and online using your comprehensive working knowledge of Adobe CS3: InDesign, Photoshop and Illustrator on Mac OSX. You must have outstanding creative skills, a strong work ethic, and be able to work effectively with others within deadlines, while paying close attention to detail. Must be able to speak, write and communicate fluently in English. Apply today by sending your resume to:

Jaana Bjork Creative Services Manager, Richmond Review email: jaana@richmondreview.com

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REVIEW www.richmondreview.com Please submit all resumes by September 19, 2011

An amazing opportunity awaits you... Advertising Representative The Bowen Island Undercurrent newspaper has an outstanding opportunity to develop a rewarding career in advertising and marketing.The candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The successful candidate will have sales experience - preferably in the advertising or retail industry. You are a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list. Good interpersonal skills are a must and experience is an asset. The position requires a highly creative individual with an ability to multi-task in a fast paced environment. Please submit your resume with cover letter by September 30th, 2011. To: Ad Manager, North Shore Outlook admanager@northshoreoutlook.com fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4


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HOME IMPROVEMENTS

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MOVING & STORAGE

HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 329 PAINTING & DECORATING

1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576

AFFORDABLE MOVING Local & Long Distance

$45/Hr

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

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

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SUNDECKS

Comm. & Res. BBB, WCB.

Seniors Discount 10% off Book by end of September - 15% off. 25 yrs exp. Guarantee on work. Refs. (604)773-7811 or 604-432-1857

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

A-1 PAINTING CO.

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Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

TREE SERVICES

Tree removal done RIGHT!

353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

• 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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AAA PRECISION PAINTING. Quality work. 778-881-6096.

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PETS

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

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WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM A-TECH Services 604-230-3539 Running this ad for 7yrs

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

MD ROOFING. ALL TYPES OF ROOFING. Servicing since 1986. New & reroof. 604-725-1315

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CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service. All loads recycled. Minibins service avail. 604-922-5101 ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL. Quick. 7 days. Fast/reliable. Call Spencer 604-924-1511.

bradsjunkremoval.com “ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582

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WE’RE ON THE WEB www.bcclassified.com

Shaw Landscaping Ltd We do Comp. Landscaping * Gardening work * Lawn cutting * Trees & shrubs, property maint., Fencing * Hedging & pruning * New Turf or lawn * Fall clean-up

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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 ****TIME4PAINTING**** We provide quality services at a exceptional price. No Job is to big or to small, increase the value of your home today. Call us for your FREE Estimate: 604-512-3129

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PETS

BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BENGAL CROSS KITTENS beautiful spotted and marbled, 4M ready $150-$250 each Call 604-820-1603 Border Collie P/B puppies dob June 23 M-$400; F-$450. vet ✓ first shot. 604-250-4360 or 604-856-7975. Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 CATS GALORE, TLC has for adoption spayed & neutered adult cats. 604-309-5388 / 604-856-4866 CATS OF ALL DESCRIPTION in need of caring homes! All cats are Spayed, neutered, vaccinated and dewormed. Visit us at fraservalleyhumanesociety.com or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS. Working line. Black and black & tan. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 MALTESE PUPPIES. 1st shots, vet ✔, health guarnt’d, all white. Can view mother. $650 (604)820-8513 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 NEO MASTIFF PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, Call for details (604)615-2682 PB, Golden Retriever pups, family farm raised, vet checked, shots, ready August 22. Males $450 Timbur6@telus.net. 604-845-7434 Poochie, super fluffy, 10wks, tiny toy, vet check, 1st shot, m-$750, f-$850. 1(604)354-3003 lv message or email: dinkytoi@hotmail.ca YELLOW LAB PUPS. 8 weeks old, ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $500. 604-852-6176 Abbts

MERCHANDISE FOR SALE 518

BUILDING SUPPLIES

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. 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 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT.

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One big need.

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FREE ITEM

1.888.663.3033 beasuperhero.ca

FURNITURE

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

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Help us build a new BC Children’s Hospital. Please Give.

810

AUTO FINANCING

838

RECREATIONAL/SALE

1991 PACE ARROW

125,000m, 35 ft. Exc cond. Fully loaded with Gear Vendor trans, including tow car 1997 Saturn 107,000k with Brake Buddy tow kit. New fridge, new front tires, 7000 watt onon. generator, hydraulic levelers.

Complete $25,000. (604)466-4956 after 11am - 10pm

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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. FAST RELIEF the First Night!! Restless Leg Syndrome and Leg Cramps Gone. Sleep Soundly, Safe with Medication, Proven Results. www.allcalm.com 1-800-765-8660.

ACREAGE

82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. www.bchomesforsale.com/ view/lonebutte/ann/ BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo. $0 down, $0 interest, Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport Guaranteed Financing, No Credit Checks. Pre-recorded msg. (800) 631-8164 code 4001 or visit www.sunsiteslandrush.com

615 COMMERCIAL PROPERTY BUILDING SALE... “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 Manufacturers DIRECT 1-800-668-5422.

633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS MOBILE HOMES 1, 2 & 3 BDRM $46,900 - $74,900. Lorraine, Royal Lepage 604-889-4874.

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RECREATIONAL

RARE OPPORTUNITY: waterfront property on beautiful Jim Lake, .83-acre with 360 sq ft insulated cabin, located near Green Lake/Watch Lake (70 Mile House). Rare privacy, only three lots on the lake, good fishing for rainbows to 10 lbs, nice swimming, surrounded by crown land. Great trails for hiking, ATV and snowmobile. Seasonal 10-km back road access in 4x4 or pick-up. FSBO. $230,000. 250-3950599. (Please see bchomesforsale.com/70mile/frank.)

660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

www.dannyevans.ca

Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley

RENTALS 730

2003 31.5’ Citation 5th wheel R/L, 2 tip outs, bike hitch, loaded. $25,900. Call (604)796-9074

COME TO THE RIGHT PLACE Buy a used car the easy way, get financed and Drive Home Now. We deliver to BC & Alberta www.DriveHomeNow.com 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 August, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888-5936095.

MISC. FOR RENT

THE BEST ACCOMMODATION

KICK BACK & RELAX IN SOUTH SURREY Short term - Weekly - Monthly accommodation. Seeking professional visitors to rent throughout the year. Deluxe, fully furnished & equipped 2 bdrm. + rec. rm. + 2 bath T/House. Crown Mouldings, H/W laminate flooring and slate. Gas F/P, Alarm, Netflix, Cable & WiFi. 1 car garage parking. No Smoking inside, covered patio & outdoor seating. Amenities rm. incls. full gym, outdoor hot tub & pool. $2800/Mo.

TRANSPORTATION ANTIQUES/CLASSICS

1968 VOLVO 144S, European model, 4 cyl., have original plates & reg. Good shape, runs well. $1500 obo. Willie (604)220-8969

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

The Scrapper

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CARS - DOMESTIC

1997 CHRYSLER CONCORDE, in good shape, low miles, AirCared, all power opt, $2000, 604-319-7410 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313 2003 LINCOLN CARTIER Towncar, only 127K, pristine, compl. records since new. $11,500. (604)535-5495

AUTO FINANCING

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

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

CA$H for CAR$ No Wheels -No Problem! Servicing the Fraser Valley 604-746-2855

05 ACURA RSX pristine condition. 44,000 km economical/dependable, sporty, lady driven, 5 spd. loaded. $14,700 obo. 604-538-2239. W. Rk. 1981 Olds. Cutlass Supreme Brougham 146,000 org kms. org owner, fully maint. receipts RWD, collectors dream. $4200. 604-2742942. 1998 MERCEDES E320, 4 dr, auto, fully loaded, 80K, local, no accid, $7800 obo. Call: (778)881-1216 2001 HONDA ACCORD coupe, 4 cyl., V-tech eng., 95,000km. Very good cond. Well maint. Asking $8900 obo (604)850-0424 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $6375. Call: (604)599-0170

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VEHICLES WANTED

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

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

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

847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES

2006 Chev Trailblazer, 4WD, 107kms, immac cond. sunroof, fully equip. $10,000 obo. 604-309-4001.

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CAMPER & TRUCK

1976 GMC 3/4 Ton Sierra Classic Camper Special. 149 Miles. Collector status. 1999 Slumber Queen Adventurer Camper, WS model with all trimmings, 13’’ Sansui TV, queen bed 8’ awning. Excellent Condition. Call for more info. $12,500/both. 604-535-5777 or 604-785-6827

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

THAT Free Thing Canada Like Groupon on Steroids! www.afreething.com/1canada

Two open heart surgeries.

MISC. FOR SALE

TRANSPORTATION

REAL ESTATE

604.723.8434 • Insured • WCB • Written Guarantee • Free Est. • 20 Years Exp.

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TRANSPORTATION

A FREE TELEPHONE SERVICE Get Your First Month Free. Bad Credit, Don’t Sweat It. No Deposits. No Credit Checks. Call Freedom Phone Lines Today Toll-Free 1866-884-7464 Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper? RED ENVELOPE - Unique & Personalized Gifts for All Your Friends & Family! Starting at $19.95. Visit www.redenvelope.com/Jewel for an extra 20% off or Call 1-888-4735407 UNRESERVED Pizza Restaurant Auction, Kitchen Equipment, Ovens, Seating. ONLINE Bidding. www.bcauction.ca

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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE

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MOTORCYCLES

TRUCKS & VANS

1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8701

2002 TRIUMPH TROPHY. Low k’s, new battery, runs good. $4,700. Call 604-217-3479; 778-880-0233. 2009 SUZUKI LS650. only 1520 km’s, bought new, lady owner, exc cond, asking $5575, (604)597-8467

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

2003 NASH TRAILER (Mod #25R) Sleeps 4, A/C, microwave, shower, f/s, large awning, never smoked-in. Like new! $17,500. 604-853-4062. Email: gwpovey@gmail.com 2004 F350 CREW CAB, diesel, 03 24’ Salem 5th whl. trailer, both mint cond., too many things to list. Will sell separate. Trailer $7,900 or both for $25,000 obo.Call 604-812-1278.

1994 ROADTREK, 190 Vesatile, Class B, Dodge Ram 350 1 ton chasis, 57,000 kms. No smoking or pets. Totally equipped incl. Onan generator. Asking $18,000. (604)859-6335

2004 GMC SLT 2500HD crew cab, duramax diesel, 82,000k. Immac. $35,000 in extras. Pictures avail. $25,500. Call 604-858-4878.


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PITCHING IN - Surrey United’s Natalie Fabbro (left) collides with Erin Snelling of the North Shore Renegades during a women’s soccer game at Cloverdale Athletic Park on Sunday. Boaz Joseph photo

A FAMILY THING - West Van mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones with the Rutledge family. From left: Goldsmith-Jones, Sue Rutledge, Stan Rutledge, Todd Rutledge, Connor Rutledge and Nick Rutledge. The family were on hand for the opening of WV’s Rutledge Field, named after field hockey star Ross Ruttledge who died of cancer in 2004. Sean Kolenko photo

BC HYDRO VEGETATION MAINTENANCE - PADMOUNTED TRANSFORMERS To assure continued safety and system reliability, BC Hydro is removing vegetation around all BC Hydro padmounted transformers to clearance standards. Vegetation management work in North Vancouver, West Vancouver and on Bowen Island will continue until March 31, 2012. BC Hydro requires the area around its electrical equipment to remain clear for the following reasons: ã ã ã

for the safety of our employees operating the equipment, to prevent overheating of the equipment, and to facilitate emergency repairs or replacement of the equipment.

The clearances around the transformers are: ã ã

2.5m from any and all doors 0.9m from all other sides

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Prior to BC Hydro removing the vegetation, customers may prune or maintain vegetation around transformers on their property to these clearances. If not, vegetation removal will be completed by BC Hydro crews. For more information about safely planting near BC Hydro equipment and clearance standards, visit bchydro.com/safety

For 50 years, BC Hydro has been providing clean, reliable electricity to you. Today we are planning for the next 50 years by investing in new projects, upgrading existing facilities and working with you to conserve energy through Power Smart.

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