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ou won’t see her ‘For Sale’ sign from the shore, but a cargo ship anchored for months off North Vancouver’s Cates Park following a nuclear accident onboard could soon be shipping out, to the relief of some area residents. Several confidential offers to buy the Liberianflagged MCP Altona have already poured in from parts of Asia, Malaysia and Europe after the ship was put up for auction “as is” last month. That’s according to Nick Bailey of the UK-based Howe Robinson & Co. Ltd., a global shipbroker tasked with selling the boat for its owners following the potentially dangerous accident on the high seas. The trouble aboard the Altona began shortly after leaving the Port of Vancouver for Zhanjiang, China on Dec. 23, 2010, carrying 350,000 kilograms of the uranium concentrate known colloquially as yellowcake, from Saskatchewan’s Key Lake mine. But somewhere between Hawaii and the Midway Atoll, the loaded ship met high winds and high waves, tossing her cargo and bursting open several drums of the uranium powder inside the ship’s hold. The ship and crew weathered the storm, sustaining minimal damage to her hull and no injuries to the sailors. The spill was enough, however, to concern the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission. The Altona was ordered back to the B.C. coast, where it anchored for several days off Vancouver Island before heading into port at Vancouver for clean-up. Its crew were quarantined and the yellowcake

off-loaded back to the Cameco uranium company at Key Lake for repacking. That was in March. But the Altona and her full complement of 17 Filipino seamen have called their anchorage off Cates Park home ever since. If or when the ship sells, most of the crew will likely go with it — but not before. “It’s pretty much a holiday for them until then,” said Mike Theodorakis, operations manager at Compass Marine Services, one of the largest shipbrokers and cargo operators in Vancouver. “They’ve got Internet and all their provisions including fresh water sent out to them at $6,000-a-pop once every month or every month and a half.” The crew have all been given medical checkups and clean bills of health by the federal government, Theodorakis said, and are allowed periodic leave to come to shore every couple months or so. One of the places they go first is the Mission to Seafarers centre in Vancouver, one of a global network of Christian outreach centres for sailors far from home. Rev. Nick Parker is the senior port chaplain and head of the centre on Vancouver’s Waterfront Road. He’s also an avid sailor and calls the mission a “home away from home” for working mariners. “We offer anything from banking to Wi-Fi, telephones and international calling cards,” he said. “They can bend an ear with us or shoot pool, listen to music, watch TV — all the normal things that you and I might do in our home.” Parker said that despite the origins of the Altona crew, most mariners in this part of the world speak at least some English and there have been no barriers to communicating with the Altona crew at the centre. “They seem to catch on pretty quickly,” he said. “We get a lot of Filipino sailors here and the vast majority have some English and some

The MCP Altona has been anchored off Cates Park in North Vancouver for months. Todd Coyne photo

have excellent English — far better than my Tagalog.” Parker said that although staff at the centre have been in contact with the Altona’s crew since Jan. 20, he didn’t know whether the crew were aware their ship is now for sale. While Howe Robinson & Co. wouldn’t confirm their asking price for the Altona, an advertisement on a popular shipbroker’s website listed the ship as “Open to best offers — Have been encouraged to exceed USD 6.0 Mil[lion].” A May 5 letter from the Canadian Nuclear Safety Commission to Cameco and Port Metro Vancouver said that during their inspection of the Altona spill and subsequent clean-up, the CNSC found “no radiological risk to the environment, the health and safety of the crew or the public from this incident.”

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Healing with the enemy North Vancouver surgeon Jamie Dunwoody returns after a month in an Afghanistan combat hospital TODD COYNE S TA F F R E P O RT E R


amie Dunwoody never expected when he signed up to serve the war effort in Afghanistan that he’d be working for both sides. But such is the reality of fulfilling the doctor’s Hippocratic oath in the middle of a warzone. The North Vancouver surgeon is recently back from a month-long stint in the operating room at Kandahar Airfield, one of the coalition army’s busiest combat hospitals in Afghanistan. When the former Lions Gate Hospital surgeon decided earlier this year that he wanted to experience the war first hand, he enlisted in the army and within just weeks he found himself in the roaring belly of a C-17 cargo plane bound for Afghanistan. With a reservist’s wage in his pocket and a Browning 9mm on his hip, it wasn’t the same workaday lifestyle Dunwoody was used to. That much was clear from his first morning commute. Landing at Kandahar Airfield is like landing in Las Vegas, Dunwoody recalled. It’s hot,

dusty and bright, incredibly so, even at 2 a.m. “Right away they took our passports and told us what to do in case of a rocket attack.” What to do, it seems, is hit the nearest dirt and lay there for two minutes, then report to the nearest bunker for roll call. Those were instructions Dunwoody wouldn’t have a chance to forget. By the time he found his cot, weary after 36 hours of travel, swarms of rockets began whizzing overhead like 107-mm hornets. “We were attacked every single day. Rockets flew around the base non-stop,” Dunwoody said. But for all their noise and bluster, the rockets had little of their desired impact and their menace soon turned to mundane nuisance. And so the work began. They say Afghanistan has two seasons: Winter and fighting season. And after a 12-hour snooze, Dunwoody soon found himself in the July heat of that unfairest of seasons. “This is a real trauma facility,” he said, pulling down hard on the syllables. “There is no congestive heart failure here.” Day one brought him victims of a roadside bomb — an improvised weapon which would account for 80 per cent of all patient visits, Dunwoody estimated. “I saw an American soldier with both of his legs blown off and one of his arms blown off, his genitalia blown off and his pelvis open. And we saved him. That was not uncommon.”

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o much of what North Shore Rescue does, with a now-unmistakable yellow helicopter and high-flying rescue practices, is the stuff of action movies to the layman. Countless stories, plastered across the pages of this publication and others throughout region, tell of the team saving stranded skiers caught in the backcountry on one of the North Shore mountains or delving into Lynn Canyon for days on end looking for a missing hiker. And, apart from the media attention, the gig has come with recognition — local buildings bear the name of founding members, the bestowment of provincial search and rescue appointments and, most recently, the Order of British Columbia awarded to leader Tim Jones. All well-deserved pats on the back, to be sure, but it hasn’t always been choppers and honours for NSR. In fact, things started off rather humbly, with a small group looking to give back to their community and fill a need brought on by a growing interest in mountain culture. “It’s because we all have an obligation to give back to the community and my thesis is everybody can choose how they do that,” says Gerry Brewer, a founding member of NSR. “The quality of this community would not be what it is if it wasn’t for volunteers. I don’t just mean North Shore Rescue, I mean volunteers of all kinds.” COFFEE In the early days — NSR was launched in September WITH 1965 — the team was considSean Kolenko ered a civil defense squad and skolenko@northshore had a mandate of assisting the RCMP, fire departments and, if needed, helping in the event of a nuclear attack. Today’s incarnation remains very similar although less nuclear-focused, with assistance to parks departments, the coroner’s service and ambulance as part of the official mandate. Supplies in those years, says Dave Brewer, Gerry’s brother and another founding


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NO REST FOR THE OFFENCE - Carson Graham outscored Handsworth 62-36 in Saturday’s Buchanan Bowl at Confederation Park to shatter the annual game’s record for most points by the winner, loser and overall. The rain held off but the touchdowns just kept coming, keeping the large crowd of Eagles’ and Royals’ supporters entertained from start to finish. Above: Carson slotback Nick Pankratz (3) eluding Houtan Hodania (16) as Jordan McKenzie (61), Acie Moore (66), Kevin Nicholson (68) and Darius Lamiere (16) follow the play. Player-of-thegame awards went to Carson Graham’s Cody Pitman and Handsworth’s Neil Courtney. Blair Shier photo

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Why talk of amalgamation won’t go away The political silly season has barely begun and already the A-bomb has been dropped. Yes, amalgamation. The concept of joining the City and District of North Vancouver has been kicked around for decades — but it’s never really moved much beyond a citizen’s task force on amalgamation in the 1990s led by the late DNV councillor Ernie Crist. Still, it’s a polarizing topic that just won’t go away. In fact, the Seymour Community Association recently contacted the district about including a question on amalgamation on the ballot for the Nov. 11 election. Are you in favour, yes or no? Lorraine Harvey, chair of the Seymour group, has been hearing amalgamation talk since she moved to North Van in 1969 and she’s even discussed the subject with legendary former city mayor Jack Loucks, who passed away in 2006. Many of the political newcomers vying for spots on DNV council are also tossing around the A-word. Harvey figures most taxpayers in North Vancouver — in both municipalities — would likely endorse amalgamation if they “understood the cost savings and simplicity” of a single municipality. Just image the savings on senior management salaries alone. For instance, each city manager earns $240,000-plus. What if there was only one city manager, one fire chief, one chief engineer, one chief librarian? Just do the math. She did. In 2010, city and district salaries in excess of $100,000 totalled more than $16 million. Then, imagine a North Shore-wide amalgamation. North Van city and district and West Vancouver: one municipality. Along with substantially paring down salaries, the infrastructure savings would be enormous: one works yard, one city hall, one main police station (of course that would require a North Shore police force — another much-debated topic in these parts). But for now, a North Van merger seems more plausible. During the district’s OCP process, Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn referred to amalgamation as the elephant in the room and raised the idea of assembling a “blue ribbon committee” of top minds to look at the possibility of joining the two North Vans but he says it received a tepid response. “I don’t know the answers. Lets just do it and see,” he said about the possible cost-savings brought by amalgamation. “The rising cost of government is not sustainable,” he says. He’s heard all the financial arguments for and against, but says: “Lets

see the numbers.” CNV residents may not be so eager about being reunited. Currently they pay lower taxes than their DNV counterparts and with more rapid growth and development in the CNV, that tax gap could widen. Some reasons for the lower taxes in CNV? It’s cheaper to deliver services in a compact, more dense municipality with an expanding tax base, plus the city also benefits from more industrial and commercial generated dollars, to name a few. It also has around $150 million in the bank. CNV Mayor Darrell Mussatto says amalgamation has been debated in North Van since 1907 — the year the city separated from district. “It seems to come up every five to ten years,” he says. The two-time mayor says the original split was because DNV wanted lower growth and fewer services like street lamps — keeping things more rural — while the city wanted a vibrant commercial area, sidewalks and ferry service. Some of those issues are still prevalent: especially attitudes toward growth. Mussatto is not a proponent of amalgamation because it would end up costing CNV residents, while the reverse would probably be true for district taxpayers. “Quite frankly it would cost significantly financially,” Mussatto says. And, as he notes, the two municipalities already benefit from meaningful cost-sharing pacts, including policing, arts and culture and recreation, for instance. He also points out that recent amalgamations in Toronto, Halifax and Calgary didn’t actually result in any cost savings. “It had increased costs.” And while Mussatto quickly dismisses the possibility of a North Vancouver unification, with ever-rising taxes and costs for running government, you can bet the decades-old debate will continue, especially around election time. –The Outlook

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oberto Luongo, Trevor Linden, Tom Larscheid and MaĂŤlle Ricker are just a few of the big names you might recognize as sporting heroes in our town. However, give or take a few Olympic gold medals, they all have something else in common. Last week, these athletes were among an elite group inducted into the BC Sports Hall of Fame â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Class of 2011. The Banquet of Champions gala dinner, held at the Vancouver Convention Centre, was a star-studded affair that not only recognized past accomplishments, but also the achievements of young up-and-coming local athletes too. Also last week, it was time to welcome autumn as the 7th Annual Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival took place in North Vancouver at the new Shipyard at the foot of Lonsdale. Featuring live entertainment, display booths, a pumpkin pie contest and more, it was a great day full of family fun.


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B North Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Olympic skating sweetheart, Karen Magnussen, is surrounded by soon-to-be-famous young athletes at the BC Sports Hall of Fame night. C Vancouver Canucksâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; leading men, namely goalie Roberto Luongo, left, and former captain Trevor Linden, are each honoured separately at the BC Sports Hall of Fame â&#x20AC;&#x201C; Banquet of Champions: Luongo for his role in the 2010 Canada Menâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Gold Hockey Team and Linden for his lifetime hockey career. D North Shore residents and B.C. sports legends Charmaine Crooks and Bob Lenarduzzi are still a very active part of the sports landscape here in BC. Crooks for her ongoing support of young Olympic athletes and Lenarduzzi for his active role

in the Vancouver Whitecaps soccer team. E You know these names and voices. Sports broadcaster Bernie Pascal, left, congratulates fellow media colleague and â&#x20AC;&#x153;voice of the Vancouver Canucksâ&#x20AC;? Tom Larscheid on his induction into the BC Sports Hall of Fame. F A graduate of Sentinel Secondary in West Vancouver, snowboarder MaĂŤlle Ricker made history at the Vancouver 2010 Olympics as the first Canadian female gold medallist to win on Canadian soil (and, fittingly, here at Cypress Mountain). G Vanleena Dance students and ballerinas Maddie Laver, left, and Amelia Warren help put on a dance demonstration with the rest of their classmates at the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival. H Pick a pie, any pie. Big thanks to North Van City Mayor Darrell Mussatto, right, and the rest of my esteemed judge friends for helping choose a most delicious winner at the Lower Lonsdale Fall Festivalâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s pumpkin pie contest.



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ot all sisterly relationships evoke feelings of compatibility, or yield a tangible value. At least that is the sentiment of two North Vancouver councillors Rod Clark (City) and Doug MacKay-Dunn (District) on inter-municipal sister city relationships. For years, Clark has encouraged fellow City of North Van councillors to sever its sister city relationships with Chiba, Japan and Huizhou, China. As recently as last week, he moved a motion at a council meeting to make the subject of sister cities a referendum question in the upcoming civic election. That motion was defeated 5-2. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The public's never been asked,â&#x20AC;? he attested, at the meeting. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The city has no business going off to foreign lands. It's not civic business.â&#x20AC;? The CNV's twinning relationship with Chiba, Japan has spanned four decades, since being made official in 1969. Located just east of Tokyo, the prefecture of Chiba inhabits a peninsula that juts into the Pacific Ocean. Warmed by the Kuroshio Current, the region enjoys a moderate climate, year-round. Chiba is also home to one of Japan's largest industrial areas: chemical production, petrochemical refining and machine production account for 45 per cent of the prefecture's exports. Coun. Clark toured through Chiba as part of an official CNV delegation in the late '80s. â&#x20AC;&#x153;[The trip] was under the guise that we were going to talk trade,â&#x20AC;? says Clark. â&#x20AC;&#x153;And when it came time for that appointment I was ushered into a room with a whole lot of Japanese people and the mayor â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and there were a number of pictures taken and then very graciously I was shown the door. There was no real agenda. Nothing productive came of it.â&#x20AC;? This same excursion to Chiba â&#x20AC;&#x201D; designed to nurture the sister city relationship â&#x20AC;&#x201D; has been made by the CNV mayor, a handful of councillors and the city manager, once every five years, approximately. That amounts to eight trips overall, according to estimates by multiple CNV staff who could not provide an exact number. In 2009, the CNV pursued a second sister city, this time in Huizhou, China. That same year a delegation was sent to both sister cities â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Chiba and Huizhou â&#x20AC;&#x201D; in a joint trip funded by a $50,000 grant from the provincial government. Close to $12,000 was spent on accommodations in both Asian cities during the 13-day visit. Another $7,800 in per diems was split between the five CNV representatives: Mayor Darrell Mussatto; councillors Bob Fearnley, Craig Keating and Mary Trentadue; and city manager Ken Tollstam. In a follow-up report to council, Tollstam wrote that some objectives of the Chiba trip were to celebrate 40 years of the sister city relationship,

strengthen cultural ties and assist the North Van Lions Club in promoting their home-stay program. The CNV delegation also toured Chiba's new refuse processing facility which converts waste to electrical energy. Mayor Mussatto was intrigued. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It's entirely clean, very few emissions,â&#x20AC;? says Mussatto, of the waste energy facility. â&#x20AC;&#x153;So instead of us having to pay to throw away our garbage we could actually make money by using the waste as a fuel source to produce electricity.â&#x20AC;? The findings that Mussatto gleaned from that tour he brought back with him to Metro Vancouver where he sits on the waste management committee. â&#x20AC;&#x153;That very much helped influence me in the decision to support our current waste management plan that has just been approved by the provincial government,â&#x20AC;? says Mussatto. Marketing North Vancouver Promoting North Vancouver as an educational destination was the main focus of the Huizhou leg of CNV's 2009 visit to Asia. Capilano University sent international relations and continuing education along staff to sign a Memorandum of Understanding with Huizhou University. The career programs offered at Huizhou University mirrors Cap U's educational smorgasbord. Fine arts, film, interior design, political studies and business administration are a smattering of the programs the two universities have in common. This past July, 20 administrators from Huizhou University spent three weeks in North Vancouver with staff from our local university to study the best practises of a post-secondary institution in BC and Canada. They learned about budgeting, marketing and how Cap U works with the employer community. "It is really a big deal to get accepted by Huizhou University â&#x20AC;&#x201D; everything is done by their government's permission," explains Catherine Vertesi, Capilano University's vice president of international, external relations and new initiatives. Cap U currently has arrangements with three other post-secondary institutions in China where students complete the first two years of their education at their home university and then bring their academic credits with them to Cap U to finish off their degree. Between 30-50 international students from China enroll in Cap U's Business Administration program every year, says Vertesi. North Vancouver high school students have also explored a cross-cultural education for 40 years as a result of CNV's sister city relationship with Chiba. Families in both North Vancouver and Chiba have opened their doors to exchange students for up to two weeks each year. The CNV provides an annual grant to the North Vancouver Lions Club which oversees the home-stay program. CNV Coun. Bob Fearnley — a proponent of sister city relationships — has seen firsthand the value of student exchanges. In his youth, he was welcomed by a home-stay family in the Philippines. "It was really sort of a formative experience for me," recalls Fearnley. "I was a kid that came from North Vancouver and hadn't really seen very much of the world." He says marketing North Vancouver as an educational haven makes good economic sense. "These are people coming from China with dollars from outside the North Shore that they are spending in our restaurants and at our university," says Fearnley. "If they have warm thoughts about Canada, it's good for us in the future."

Canadian sisters In 1966, the District of West Vancouver twinned with the City of Verdun, QC. DWV spokesperson Jessica Delaney says in 1990 a policy was approved (now rescinded) which stated that council has supported a twincity relationship with Verdun since 1968 — and that the "Freedom of the municipality of West Vancouver" is conferred upon each mayor of the

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City of Verdun. In 2002, Verdun merged with Montreal and became a borough of that city, thereby informally ending the town-twinning arrangement. The policy was officially rescinded in 2004 — and according to Delaney, West Vancouver has not received any requests to investigate a new sister city. "I am happy to keep working on close collaboration with our neighbours in North Vancouver, and good government relations with Metro Vancouver, the province and the federal government," said Mayor Goldsmith-Jones, in a prepared statement. Wasted money? CNV Coun. Guy Heywood says the sister city debate prompts discussion around the need for a municipal auditor general. "I think some clarity and value for money auditing would go a long way to helping people understand what is going on in a civic budget," he says. "On the city twinning issue, I think we wasted some taxpayers' money." Clark echoes Heywood's sentiments in that not enough preparation was done before CNV's trip to Chiba and Huizhou in 2009. "When that [provincial funding] came to us there was a whole protocol — a website of five or six different pages of information — and suggestions as to what should happen before the people got on the plane," says Clark. "Get some community and public input involved with this. [CNV] did absolutely none of that." Francis Caouette, CNV director of Corporate Services, said there were meetings and correspondence between the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and the municipality ahead of CNV's trip to Asia. "We got a qualified letter of support from the Chamber," he adds. In reference to the funding protocol, Caouette said it contained an outline of what other municipalities had done. Heywood says if you extrapolate roughly $50,000 for the 2009 CNV trip — and there have been approximately eight trips — the CNV has spent in the neighbouhood of $500,000 in 40 years on the sister city relationship. "On the last trip they love to point out that they spent provincial money," says Heywood. "Well there is only one taxpayer so that is still North Van City tax money as far as I am concerned even though it originated from the province."


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Twins The District of North Vancouver has never had a sister city, according to DNV Chief Administrative Officer, David Stuart. However, in 1997, there was an interest in establishing a twinning relationship with Xigang District in Dalian, China. A Memorandum of Economic Cooperation between DNV and Xigang was signed — and a task force created to explore the benefits of having Xigang as a sister city. In 1999, the task force recommended that the relationship not be pursued, says Stuart. "It appears that any formal relationship required the approval of the Chinese Central Government — and it was felt by the task force that the benefits of any formalized relationship could be achieved just as easily through the Economic Cooperation Memorandum," he explains. DNV Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn still bristles over DNV's decision to pursue Xigang . "My question is where is the return on that investment?" asks MacKay-Dunn. "Nice road trip. I personally think these things run the risk of becoming a boondoggle." The DNV does have another international relationship, though — a five-year "economic cooperation agreement" with the City of Guro, a municipality within metropolitan Seoul, South Korea. Guro, just in terms of use of technology, is sort of considered the Silicon Valley of Seoul, says Stuart. "We are particularly interested in technology and those kinds of businesses for North Vancouver," he adds. Funding for the district's initiative came from the provincial and federal governments who are encouraging more local to local relationships between Vancouver and Asian cities as part of the development of Vancouver as a pacific gateway. Council's strategy was to limit its involvement to practical trade and investment projects that involve district businesses. They also brought on board the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce who signed a cooperation agreement with the Seoul Chamber of Commerce. In one year, a number of North Vancouver companies have developed relationships with companies, agents and distributors in Korea as a result of the economic cooperation agreement. These include exports in high performance apparel, fish products and various manufactured and consumer products. "A Korean company is establishing its new Canadian headquarters in the District," says Stuart. The DNV's economic cooperation agreement with Guro was made on the firm understanding that no local taxpayers' money would be spent on the initiative. "We are going to use the provincial money - and when that runs out unless there's other grants then that will be the end of the program," says Stuart. "We still maintain some contacts there and try to encourage that business to business relationship but at this point we are not planning on spending any taxpayers' money."

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RUGBY Nick Trenkel (2005) – Played for B.C.’s U-18 national champs (2005). Competed for Canada in Junior World Cup and Senior World Sevens (both 2006) and Senior World Cup (2007). Played professionally with France’s Narbonne Racing Club (2007-08).


andsworth celebrates its 50th anniversary this year. This is the second of a two-part series noting the school’s outstanding sporting grads. GOLF Eugene Wong (2008) – First to win B.C. High School, Junior and Amateur titles in same year (2008). Also won World Junior tourney and placed second in Canadian Amateur. Won Jack Nicklaus Award as NCAA Division 1 golfer for 2010 while at University of Oregon. GYMNASTICS Lise Leveille (2000) – Earned bronze in balance beam and team events at 1998 Commonwealth Games, gold in beam and team in 1999 Pan-Am Games plus 34th in beam and ninth in team at 2000 Olympics. All-American multiple times at Stanford University. MOUNTAIN BIKING Andrew Shandro (1989) – Canadian downhill champion four times. North American champ once. Two-time World Cup downhill winner. Gold medal in bikercross at 1998 X Games, silver in 2003 Red Bull Rampage in Utah. Featured in numerous films. Geoff Gulevich (2005) – Top-10 finishes in competitions like Monster Park (West Virginia), adidas Slopestyle (Saalbach, Austria), District Ride (Nuremberg, Germany), Red Bull Rampage (Utah) and Crankworx (Whistler). Featured in numerous films. RACQUETBALL Vicki Brown (1983) – Five-time Canadian doubles champion, three-time runner-up. Doubles silver medalist in nine international competitions: worlds (1990, 1992, 1994, 1996), INSTANT Pan-American chamREPLAY pionships (1991, 1992, Len Corben 1993, 1997) and Am Games (1995). Now on Handsworth staff as Vicki Shanks. RODEO Cam Hair (1974) Competed for four years (mostly bareback bronco riding, some bull wrestling) in Utah and Idaho where he now lives, plus

SKATEBOARDING Colin McKay (1993) – Starred in 15+ skateboard videos and films. Won Slam City Jam (1995, 1997). Took silver in Best Vertical Trick in X Games (1999, 2000). Co-owner of Plan B Skateboards.

University of West Virginia. Won Big East Conference steeplechase in 2001. Qualified for two NCAA championship meets. Chris Winter (2004) – Competed for University of Oregon in cross country (NCAA team champions in 2007 and 2008) and steeplechase. Third in steeplechase at the 2011 Canadian championships. Chantelle Groenewoud (2007) – Ran cross country and track at University of Illinois, specializing in the steeplechase (second fastest time in school history). Competed in 2011 World University Games. Finished second in steeplechase at 2011 Canadian championships. Lindsay Butterworth (2010) – Won silver in the 1500m at 2011 Pan-American junior championships.

2011 CIS championships. Competed for Canada in 2011 World University Games. Also competes in open water swimming. TENNIS Susan Eager (1968) – Canadian singles champion (1974-76). Member of Canada’s Federation Cup team four times. World Over-40 doubles champion (1994). Winner of Canadian singles or doubles at Over-35, Over-40, Over-45 and Over-50 a

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SKIING Mark Rowan (1974*) – Competed internationally in speed skiing (1978-80). Finished second in open competition in world championships in Chile in 1978. Aimee-Noel Hartley (1996) – NCAA giant slalom champion (1999, 2000) while at University of Colorado. SOCCER Nancy Ferguson (1990) – Played for UBC’s 1993 CIS champions and Canada West winners four times. MVP of CIS championships in 1992. CIS female soccer Player of the Year in 1994. Todd Rattee (1990) – NAIA AllAmerican at SFU. Played pro for 10+ years with Vancouver 86ers of the A-League and Milwaukee and Edmonton of the National Professional Soccer League. All-Rookie team in both leagues. Five-time NPSL all-star. Ciara McCormack (1997) – Won Yale University`s 2001 Community Outreach Award in final year of college soccer. Six years in the W-League with Boston, Vancouver (league champs 2006) and Ottawa (as captain). Played in Denmark and Norway. Currently back with the Whitecaps. Member of Ireland`s national team. Mason Trafford (2004) – Captain at University of Nevada at Las Vegas. Played two years for Vancouver (United Soccer League champs in 2008). Currently with Mariehamn in Finland`s Premier League. SWIMMING Julianne Brown (2008) – Won gold (800m freestyle relay) and silver (400m freestyle) for University of Calgary at the

TRIATHLON Brent McMahon (1998) – Competed in 2004 Olympics (39th) and Pan-American Games in 2003 (8th) and 2007 (silver). Won his first World Cup event this summer.

total of 10 times. Daniel Pez (2005) – Won 39 singles matches in three years at Eastern Washington University, including a 15-2 won-lost record in 2008, when the team won the Big Sky Conference the first time. TRACK AND FIELD Jay Dahlgren (1966*) – Competed in javelin in 1966 and 1970 Commonwealth Games (winning bronze both times), 1967 Pan-Am Games (bronze) and 1968 Olympics (13th). Also 7th in discus and 8th in shot put in 1966 Commonwealth Games. Lori Ewing (1981) – Holds SFU 200m record. Four-time NAIA All-American. Won NAIA 4x800m and distance medley relays in 1988. Andrew Dawson (1982) – Part of 4x800m relay team from 1987 that still holds SFU record for that distance. Dave Wilkinson (1983) – Competed for UBC. Still holds Canadian indoor 60m high hurdles record set in 1984. Lori Durward (1990) – UBC’s female athlete of the year in 1992. Three-time All-Canadian. Competed in Pan-American junior championships in 5000m (1989 bronze; 1991 gold). Silver in 5000m at 1997 World University Games. Bryan Jeffrey (1992) – Claimed bronze in the pole vault in the 1993 PanAmerican junior championships. Ian Collings (1996) – Competed for

VOLLEYBALL Fred McMurray (1966) – Competed in the 1967 Pan-Am Games and 1969 world qualifying tourney. Played at Long Beach State University. Named by volleyball guru Vic Lindal as one of the top five Canadian male players of all-time. Sheila Jones (1983) – Canada West allstar in 1985-86, 1986-87 and l988-89 for UBC. Played on the national team. Jenny Rauh (1989) – Female athlete of the year at UBC in 1997. Canada West allstar three times. All-Canadian in 1992 and 1997. Played on Canada’s national team for three years. WATERPOLO Dan Stein (2002) – Three years on the national junior team. All-star at the 2007 senior nationals. Played for Canada in 2007 Pan-Am Games (bronze). Kerry Kaukinen (2005*) – Won silver in the 2004 and 2006 Pan-American junior championships. MVP of the Canadian Select League in 2008. John Kaukinen (2007) – Played for Canada in the 2009 World University Games. * Blythe Hartley (listed in Part 1 of Handsworth’s greatest athletes), Mark Rowan, Jay Dahlgren and Kerry Kaukinen did not graduate from the school, having left after Grade 11 to further their athletic pursuits. This is episode 434 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history.




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n July, City of North Vancouver Coun. Bob Fearnley sat down with The Outlook to discuss the idea of an east-west streetcar line running from Phibbs Exchange to Ambleside. On Monday, Fearnley took the idea to city hall, tabling a motion for the reintroduction of North Shore streetcars to be “supported in principle” with staff examining the costs of completing such a job. Research into the cost of the work is to be shared by the District of North Vancouver, West Vancouver and the Squamish Nation, according to Fearnley’s report. The idea was met with general support and interest from council, with the caveat that staff reports back with a detailed investigation of the finances involved. Supporting the idea in principle, warned Coun. Craig Keating, was difficult without any estimation of cost or interest from neighbouring jurisdictions. Coun. Guy Heywood shared Keating’s concerns, saying the work would likely be expensive, but thought the issue “was long overdue to investigate.”

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TRAM LINE - Coun. Bob Fearnley hopes to resurrect a streetcar line that would run from Phibbs Exchange to Ambleside. File photo The city has looked at implementing streetcars in the past, examining the feasibility of a line on Lonsdale Avenue in 2002. The plan was eventually rejected due to cost. Last year, Dragana Mitic, the city’s transportation planner, wrote a report outlining the possibility of a city owned-and-operated free shuttle on Lonsdale. That idea was also abandoned.

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o see things as they are, rather than as we are — that’s the aim of Objective Reality. The new art exhibition opens Sept. 27 at West Vancouver’s Ferry Building and boasts a distinct North Shore flavour in its choice of theme. Curator Ruth Payne handpicked the five artists in the joint showing with an eye to exposing emerging artists whose work in realism celebrates the natural and artificial landscapes of the North Shore. Julie Rudd of West Vancouver is one of those artists. “I’ve been really playing with the juxtaposition between natural and manmade environments,” Rudd said, over a silkscreen canvas of stark linear buildings and delicately stitched trees. The piece is called Landscape and it’s part of a triptych Rudd will display for the Ferry Building show. Her work incorporates paint, canvas, photography and textiles like felt and stitching, lending a real physical presence to an otherwise flat domain. She models her work after no one in particular, she told The Outlook; her unique blend of styles just sprang up organically one day from “playing” with her craft. “Now it feels a bit like pushing a piano uphill — trying to get textile arts into shows,” Rudd said in her West Vancouver home. “But more and more mixed media is coming up now and it’s getting easier.” Part of a local artist group called “Cutting Edge,” Rudd’s pieces — from tantalizingly tactile vegetable profiles to works inspired by trail running on the North Shore — demand the viewer engage all three dimensions of the art with either a hand or a rotating gaze. It’s fitting that Rudd describes much of her

OBJECTIVE REALITY - Julie Rudd shows off a selection of her recent fibre-art work. Todd Coyne photo

current work as a “dance.” “It’s trying to find that balance between what we do to our environment and what we need from it,” she said. “And I do that by exploring visual texture and natural-artificial landscapes.” Rudd, a British-born graduate of Capilano University’s textile arts program, will be joined at Objective Reality by fellow realists Lynn Pocklington, Alan Blair, Richard Alm and Melanie Cossey. The exhibition runs until Oct. 16.

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With the market heating up, this may be your last chance to snag a charming home in the prestigious BP. Currently rented to fantastic tenants (buy and hold is an option), this beautifully kept Lewis Post & Beam home is surrounded by gorgeous nature. Live here and you could be awaken to the aroma of fresh coffee & singing birds. It’s tranquil & serene and it’s hard to believe that you are just 15min away from the city. Behind the modest curbside lies a surprise-a charming home and a huge beautiful deck. Imagine what it would be like to entertain here- grill the steaks, pour the wine & let the music play. One level living with 4 bdrms, beautiful new kitchen, and many other updates, this home could be yours if you are looking for an oasis, close to everything (including good schools). Please call to view!

Amazing potential on this creekside property! The serenity of the surrounding nature will make you feel like you are on vacation and yet again you are just minutes away from Park Royal. Located in a cul-de-sac in the lower British Properties, steps away from Westcot Elementary and a few blocks away from Sentinel Secondary, this solid home offers over 4,000 sqft of living space on a nearly 21,000 sqft lot beside a greenbelt. The large deck of the living room is perfect for entertaining. The suite downstairs offers extra accommodation. Renovate extensively the existing or build your Dream Home will be your dilemma. Lots like this one are becoming a rarity. Please call to view!

16 6588 SOUTHOAKS CR, BURNABY SOUTH - $373,000 Ideal for Àrst time buyers, busy people or small families, this spacious upper end unit, 2 level townhome offers great space almost 1100sqf, in suite storage plus locker, 2 parking stalls, charming bay windows in the living room and Master bdrm & much more. Enjoy the privacy and the beautiful mountain view from your own rooftop deck. Being in an Award winning Adera built building is also a bonus. In case a cute pet is part of the family that is allowed too. If you treasure comfort, privacy and urban care free living right in the heart of Highgate (close to tennis courts, schools, restaurants and transportation), you will most likely be the next owner. Feel free to come to the Open House this Saturday 2-4 Sept 24.

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CMC OILFIELD SERVICES requires a Class 1 Driver for hauling crude oil and water in the Spirit River, Alberta, area. We will train the right candidate. Fax resume to 780-864-3047 or call Claude 780814-1933.

FERUS Inc. specializes in the production, storage, supply and transport of liquid nitrogen & liquid carbon dioxide for the energy industry. PROFESSIONAL DRIVERS WANTED Ferus requires experienced Professional Class 1 drivers with three years or more experience to operate a variety of late model liquid carbon dioxide and liquid nitrogen equipment out of our Blackfalds & Grande Prairie bases. WE OFFER: - Industry competitive wages based on an hourly pay schedule - New Drivers can earn up to $82,000 in the first year - Automatic pay increases - Training Completion Bonus - Daily Meal Allowance - Recognition and incentive programs - Mechanic-maintained equipment Mileage Assistance to travel to and from work PLUS: Flexible Spending Account Group RSP Savings Plan Comprehensive Health/Dental Plan - Growing Company with Career Advancement Opportunities We offer a work rotation of 15 days on & 6 days off. Preference will be given to applicants with off-road experience. If you are interested in working in a positive and dynamic environment please send resume & driver abstract to: or by fax to 1-888-879-6125 Please Reference: Driver #BCDRV 1011



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



PHARMACY TECH trainees needed! Retail Pharmacies & hospitals need certified techs & assistants! No experience? Need training? Local training & job placement is available! 1-888-778-0461.




HELP WANTED 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

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.

Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628



FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 KODIAK WIRELINE SERVICES PARTNERSHIP is hiring experienced operators/drivers for Slave Lake, Edson, Morinville branches with a signing bonus up to $5000. (dependent on experience). Apply to: or fax to 780-418-0834. Prestige Painters Hiring (2) F/T Permanent Painter Min 5yrs exp. req’d $25/hr fax res:866-770-4296 SERVICE TECH & INSTALLER OVER HEAD DOOR CO. in Surrey is looking for an Industrial door service tech & Installer. Must have exp. & valid Drivers Lic. Fax resume to 604-888-8828 or email:


Roofers and Labourers required immediately in Kamloops and Cranbrook, BC. Candidate will have 1-3 years of commercial flat roofing experience, driver’s licence and transportation. Send resume:


FOOD COUNTER ATTENDANTS & FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS Charan Holdings Ltd. dba Subway is hiring for their location in Squamish, BC; Food Counter Attendants $10.31/hr. & Food Service Supervisors $12.81/hr., All 40hrs/week + benefits. Apply by Fax - 778-394-5046



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

BC College Of Optics



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:


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EXECUTIVE Assistant needed for a forward-thinking company . Applicant should be competent with Microsoft Excel, Word and PowerPoint. Send resumes to



COST ACCOUNTANT IMW INDUSTRIES in Chilliwack, BC is currently seeking a fulltime Cost/Project Accountant. This position will work closely with Engineering and Sales to develop and maintain standard costs and pricing, evaluate job profitability and assist with month end preparation. Candidates should be working towards or recently completed a CGA or CMA designation. Proficiency in MS-Excel is necessary and experience with ERP systems in a manufacturing environment is preferred. To learn more about this position please visit our website at E-mail resumes to:

PHARMACY Technician required immediately for a beautiful coastal BC community. Graduation from a recognized Pharmacy Technician Training program. One year recent related experience is also required. Effective verbal and written communication, effective interpersonal skills, and the ability to organize work. Call 1-866-355-8355



ALTERNATIVE FOREST Operations is a dynamic growing BC Forestry business, providing extraordinary performance for our customers and crew. We have immediate openings for the following positions. . Skyline Hooktender . Rigging Slingers . Chokermen . Certified Fallers If you are a safe high level performer, experienced and work well with others contact us! Mail resume to AFO, 3818 Cowichan Lake Rd, Duncan, BC, V9L 6K2. Email: Website:


Are you a “ people person”?



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: Fax: (604) 684-2542


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Laborers 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.

12160 - 88th Ave Sry. BC

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.



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INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding available. 1-866-399-3853


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 fax 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3N4

The Outlook is looking for a permanent, part-time Circulation Zone Manager to hire, train and retain a carrier force of youth and adult paper carriers in the North Vancouver area. You will: • work 15-20 hours per week • have experience in Microsoft Word & Excel • have a valid B.C. Driver’s Licence and drive a reliable vehicle • love working with people • be fluent in English and a team player If you fit our requirements, please send your resumé to: Tania Nesterenko, Circulation Manager Outlook #104 - 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 Email: Fax: 604.903.1001 Deadline for submissions: Sept. 30th, 2011

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ELECTRICAL Preventative Maintenance Technician Ensures the integrity and reliability of all plant equipment via inspections. Responsible for the PM program of Electrical inspections, thermography routes and motor lube routes. Assist in troubleshooting plant problems, supervision of the electrical tradespersons and assistance/vacation relief for the Automation Systems. Degree, or technologist level in electrical engineering or Industrial Instrumentation and Controls. Email



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Serious Enquiries Only!

HEAVY Duty Mechanic - Good Mechanical Aptitude - Welding an asset - Rate negotiable Benefits after 3 mths - Travel required - Email or fax resume to or Fax 604-485-6380 MACHINE OPERATORS PIPELAYERS GRADEMAN Required by Established Construction & Development Co The successful applicants must be experienced in all facets of single/multi family & subdivision utilities construction. We are looking only for individuals who are versatile, reliable and are able to work independently Min 3 years experience, valid class 5 licence and own transportation is required. Medical/Dental available Please fax a detailed resume with references and wage expectations to 604-5348469 or email to







PETS A-TECH Services 604-230-3539

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.

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


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



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



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3/4 NEO MASTIFF 1/4 American Bulldog PUPS ready to go, shots, dewormed, tails docked, family farm raised $750 (604)615-2682 BABY COCKATIELS for sale. Hand fed. $50 each. Phone (604)951-4660 (Surrey). BEAGLE PUPS, tri colored, good looking, healthy, vet check $600. (604)796-3026. No Sunday calls BLUENOSE PITBULL PUPPIES. 2 boys, 2 girls, $800. obo. Call 604-783-8607. Boston Terriers pups, ckc reg, vet checked, reputable breeder, excellent pedigree. (604)794-3786 BOXER PUPPIES, 4 Brindle males, tails docked, $650. (604)302-3707 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 or call 1 (604)820-2977 GERMAN SHEPHERD Puppies & young adults. Big strong, exc. for protection. 604-856-8161. GERMAN Shepherd pups. 8 wks. 3 left. Working line. Black & black/tan $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602 LAB/CHOW cross 6yr/old male with sweet gentle temperament, has all shots. 604-340-3162, 604-541-2147 LAB PUPS, Chocolate, $700. vet ch, dew-claws rem. 1st shots, dewormed. qual. lines (604)702-0217 LAB PUPS, yellows & blacks, CKC reg p/b, shots, tattooed, exc temp, view parents, $800. 604-462-0774. LABS, 2 fem black & 2 male yellow ready Oct 1st. 1st shots & dewomred, $650, ph: (604)803-9999 MALTESE pups, 2 Males, 1st shots, vet ✔, dewormed, N/S. $800. Home raised. 604-464-5077 NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or NEWFOUNDLAND pups, P/B. 2 males, 1 black/1 brown. $1000 (604)819-1466 No Sunday calls P.B. ROTTY PUPS, ready to go, $600-$800. 10 wks. All males. Vet ✔, all shots. (778)318-1069 TOY POODLES, 6 weeks. Chocolate brown and black & brown. $650. 604-820-4230, 604-302-7602

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


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.


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

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.




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

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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount available. 604-721-4555 or 604-800-9488.

But Dead Bodies!! 604.


Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988


2003 TRAIL BLAZER, 6 cyl. One owner 160 K. New tires, well maint. $8100. 604-596-0312 (Fleetwood) 2005 MT CRUISER, 93,000 kms. $6300. Call 604-816-1646.


VIZSLA PUPS, PB, shots, guaranteed. Champion lines, $750. 604-819-2115. YELLOW LAB PUPS. Ready to go. Vet checked, 1st. shots. Parents on site. $400. 604-852-6176 Abbts Yorkshire Terrier pups, CKC, 2M/1F, tails dock, dew claws, micro. Ready Nov. (604)858-9758

$15,000 value-will sell $8000/obo. Pristine condition

Auto Loans Approved Largest dealer Group Huge Selection Free Delivery to BC/AB Cars Trucks SUV’s Vans Apply online Call toll-free 1-888-635-9911 FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery. WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in September, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.



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


Amazing Okanagan Lake View lot priced to sell almost 1 acre, nicely treed. $229,000 well below appraised value. (250)542-6167


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


660 LANGLEY/ALDERGROVE HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS Homelife Benchmark Realty Corp. Langley



SALTWATER Front 3 BD/2BA Home-Duplex. Bellingham WA. 20 minutes South of Border. Golf & Marina. $325,000. RE/MAX Keith Cook 360-739-5600 Rachael Wilson 360-319-2234

A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $4,296.77 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of October, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave. Langley BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on June 11th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900

Whereas Pablo Carlos Duvnjak is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2004 Pontiac Grand Am Vin: 1G2NF52E94M634761



1979 MERCEDES 300D, AirCrd, runs great, reblt mtr/trans, $2,000. Phone (604)945-1003 (Coquitlam). 1997 FORD ESCORT wagon, 67,000 km, mint, garage kept, one owner. $4500. 604-869-3313

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2003 TOYOTA COROLLA, silver, a/c, 5 spd, no accidents, exc cond, $5950. Call: (604)599-0170 2010 Toyota Corolla. 4 dr. sedan, auto, dark grey, options, 23,000 K. $11,500 firm. 604-538-9257. OKANAGAN’S Largest Used Car Super Store. Always open online at: 250-545-2206




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

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Craig Stephen Gowler is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage and towing on a 2009 Ford F350 Vin: 1FTWW31R59EA65398



82.8 ACRES, 300’ lakefront, S Cariboo. Beautiful, pastoral, private, rural setting. Borders crown land. Adjacent 80+ acre parcel available. view/lonebutte/ann/


1976 INT’L SCOUT TERRA2, convertible, 4x4, 1 ton pick up truck. Pontiac 400 big block, 375hp. Approx. 3000 mi. on power train. One of a kind. $13,800. (604)799-8533 1992 GMC pick up, V8-305, 235,891 km, very clean, well maintained. $3500 obo. 604-793-8107 1999 DODGE Caravan auto 2 yr AirCare, 179K, fully loaded, p/w, p/l, good cond, $2050. (778)552-6300


The Scrapper










Can’t Get Up Your Stairs? Acorn Stairlifts can help. Call Acorn Stairlifts now! Mention this ad and get 10% off your new Stairlift! Call 1866-981-5991 **HOME PHONE RECONNECT** Call 1-866-287-1348. Prepaid Long Distance Specials! Feature Package Specials! Referral Program! Don’t be without a home phone! Call to Connect! 1-866-287-1348. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837




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.

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

Running this ad for 7yrs


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: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.


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HUGE RESTAURANT AUCTION Deli & Food Services Equipment. Consignment now being accepted. June 4, 11am at Dodds Auction, 3311 - 28 Ave Vernon. View photos at 250-545-3259

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


VIBRANT HEALTH Do you have it? Do you want it? If you do, call 800541-5983 24/7



MATTRESSES staring at $99

DON’S HANDYMAN SERVICES $30 PER HR no job too small. small plumbing repairs, tile setting, drywall patched, painting, any household job. 604-200-0932






SMALL BUSINESS GRANTS - start or grow your small business. Free to apply. Qualify for up to 100K.


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


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

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

Top Quality Painting Exterior / Interior

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

For yacht repairs - Perm, F/T (1 vacancy) with at least 5 years of experience in the following: high-end joinerwork with exotic woods, including steam-bending, bent laminations, and vacuumveneering; marine plumbing; installation of all types of marine electronics; all aspects of fiberglass repairs; spray finishing (gel coat, epoxies, urethanes); and general mechanical work. TIG welding on SS & Al and CADD experience also assets. Written and hands-on tests may be required. $23.55 per hr, CPP. Email: daniventerprises@




#1167 $25 service call, BBB Lge & small jobs. Expert trouble shooter, WCB. Low rates 24/7 604-617-1774



On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!



MCELHANNEY Consulting is hiring for the following positions in Smithers, BC: - Intermediate Geotechnical and/or Civil Engineer - Intermediate Materials Technician - BCLS or Geomatics Engineering Technologist - Experienced Survey Field Crew - Senior Water Quality Biologist or Environmental Technician View full postings and HR contact info at: or to inquire or apply please contact Smithers Manager Emily Davidson at 250-847-4040.


JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly


Sheet Metal Applicators Must have previous experience installing roof flashing’s. All work to RCABC Standards & Specifications.

Call: 604.888.4856



Flat Roofers

Good Wages & Benefits


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

Local & Long Distance

Metro Roofing requires exp. Flat Roofers, BUR, torch, single ply (TPO & PVC). Commercial and Industrial Projects.

LABOURERS Also required.





1996 SEABREEZE tri axle 5th whl. 36’ deluxe model, lots extras, $22,000 obo. Phone (604)535-5693



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

A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $4,063.70 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of October, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave. Langley BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on May 18th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900

WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN Whereas Robert William Mascott is indebted to Mitchell’s Towing Ltd. for storage and towing on a 1988 Ford Mustang Vin: 1FAPP42E0jE30225 A lien is claimed under the Act. There is presently an amount due and owing of $3,997.25 plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale. Notice is hereby given that on the 20th day of October, 2011 or thereafter, the said vehicle will be sold. The Vehicle is currently stored at Elite Bailiff Services, 20473 Logan Ave. Langley BC V3A 4L8. The Vehicle was placed in storage on May 19th, 2011. For more info. call Elite Bailiff Services at 604-539-9900 continued from, PAGE 7

Published every Thursday by Black Press Group Ltd. 104-980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4 P 604.903.1000 F 604.903.1001 Classifieds: 604.575.5555 Publisher/Advertising Manager Greg Laviolette 604.903.1013 Editor Justin Beddall 604.903.1005 Circulation Manager Tania Nesterenko 604.903.1011 Staff Reporters Sean Kolenko 604.903.1021 Todd Coyne 604.903.1008 Regular Contributors Catherine Barr, Len Corben, Rob Newell Display Advertising Nick Bellamy, Hollee Brown, Dianne Hathaway, Shelby Lewis, Tracey Wait Ad Control 604.903.1000 Creative Services Doug Aylsworth, Maryann Erlam, Tannis Hendriks


Editorial submissions are welcome, however unsolicited works will not be returned. Submissions may be edited for brevity, legality and taste at the Editor's discretion. Copyright and property rights subsist in all display advertising and other material appearing in The Outlook. If, in the Publisher's opinion, an error is made that materially affects the value of the ad to the advertiser, a corrected advertisement will be inserted upon demand without further charge. Make good insertions are not granted on minor errors which do not lessen the value of the advertisement. Notice of error is required before second insertion. Opinions expressed in columns and letters to the Editor are not necessarily shared by the Publisher.

for those riding along. All calls to NSR, mountainrelated or otherwise, follow a scrupulous system. The team has on-duty search managers, who field each incoming call. While the person on the phone gathers the requisite logistics, another member gathers what’s needed. A phone call is then made to the emergency command centre in Victoria at which point a task number is issued. That task number sanctions the operation. With the growth and refinement of the operation has come an increase in responsibilities. In 1987, Dave was working at Capilano University, then a college, and taking a handful of courses in Victoria on ‘light and heavy rescue.” Around that time, the province agreed to form a search management group that would help coordinate layered, integrated responses to various scenarios and act as an advisory body for all search and rescue teams in the province. Dave was asked if he would lead the group, becoming the search and rescue coordinator for B.C. “I asked what the remuneration would be because it was a big job,” says Dave, with a laugh. “And when I heard back I was asked ‘what remuneration?’” To keep an organization like NSR up and running, a basket of funding is required. Golf tournaments, gaming grants and public donations all

make up part of how NSR makes ends meet. Ron Royston, a member of NSR since 1975 and its treasurer for more than 20 years, says he’s watched the budget rise from $20,000 per year to about $350,000. But, he says, the group has been able to respond to more calls without putting in any more hours. For instance, NSR has gone from expending 4,000 hours responding to 20 calls to answering 100 calls using the same amount of hours. And, in addition to the fleet of vehicles and five stations the team now operates, NSR is about to launch a digital communication system that will allow members to track others out in the field. A logical advancement, likely, for those who have grown up immersed in technology, but for a bunch of guys who started with an assortment of hand-me-down instruments, such transformations are remarkable. “I’ve seen a lot of changes. When I started, you brought your skill sets to the team. Rescues were done with your own gear. You responded in wintertime with winter gear and in the summer with mountaineering gear. But it was your own,” he says. “We’ve come a long way from a group working out of the back of our own cars.”

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Give your furnace some TLC before winter strikes and save up to $2,890 with gov’t grants and rebates as well as up to $1,200 on a new Lennox high efficiency furnace and heat pump installation. * Our residential heating team is ready to do a thorough heating assessment prior to fall. The benefits include saving money, improved air quality and a reduced environmental footprint. Call us at 604-595-1664 to schedule an appointment or for more details. *Lennox Fall Promotion valid for installations prior to December 2, 2011.


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


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

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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