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The City of North Vancouver extends holiday greetings to its residents, businesses and visitors. Please note, City Hall will be closed from noon on December 24 - December 28, and on January 3. City Hall will be open from December 29 - 31.

Visit the City’s ‘Celebrate the Season’ webpage for information about events taking place throughout the community, snow preparedness and clearing, safety tips, sustainable holiday ideas, as well as a winter photo gallery and a message from Mayor Mussatto. More information at www.cnv.org/CelebrateTheSeason.

If you have an emergency regarding sewer, water drainage or roads during this time, please contact the Operations Emergency Line at 604-988-2212. Hours of operation for recreational facilities and the City Library vary over the holiday season. Visit www.cnv.org for details. Enjoy a safe and happy holiday season!

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YOUR ROLE AS A RESIDENT OR BUSINESS Please clear snow or ice and salt sidewalks and footpaths around your property as soon as possible after it snows. Ensure gutters and storm drains in front of your home are clear of leaves and other debris. Learn more at ww.cnv.org/SnowReady.

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Telus customers,” she stated. A new tower will upgrade outdated technology and provide improved wireless coverage for West Van Rogers and Telus customers, she added. In addition to meeting consumer needs, the improvements are critical to ensuring the accessibility of emergency services, such as fire, police and ambulance, Holland wrote. West Van councillor Bill Soprovich said the tower would set a dangerous precedent if approved. “The big thing is other companies will come along and say ‘well they did it, so we can have it too,’” he said. The district has its own laws regarding cell towers, Soprovich noted, adding he doesn’t think towers should be placed in public areas. “This one will be between residents to its north and south,” Soprovich said. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/rebeccaaldous

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he rain poured down in sheets, cutting the sightseeing trip short. Illuminated by lightening flashes, the BC Boys Choir ran for shelter underneath the arches of the Charles Bridge. They joined a large gaggle of people seeking refuge from the onslaught of Mother Nature. All of them were, essentially, stuck, held captive under one of Prague’s most famous gothic structures. And then time slowed, Gerald van Wyck recalls. It COFFEE started with a voice. Soon all WITH 32 boys were singing. “You should conduct Rebecca Aldous them,” someone from the raldous@northshore outlook.com choir said. But van Wyck didn’t move. The whole crowd didn’t move. For 20 minutes everybody stood still and listened to the songs as they filled the space under the massive sandstone blocks. At that point van Wyck knew the program was a success. It was magical, he says. Besides his 13-year stint as the boys choir’s music director, van Wyck now teaches music history, conducting and choir at Vancouver Community College. He also works as West Vancouver United Church’s minister of music, leads their choir and conducts the community Pacific Spirit Choir. Most recently, van Wyck helped create the Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir, which after two years, consists of 50 children ages four to 17. Music is, and has always been, at the core of van Wyck’s life. His mother was a singer with the Canadian Opera Chorus. On family vacations they would sing their hearts out on road trips. Van Wyck would later earn a music degree at the University of Toronto. He moved to North Shore with his wife in 1987 for the job at the West Vancouver United Church. It was at the church that van Wyck experienced something he’d only dreamt of — participating in the construction of an organ. By the side of Martin Pasi, one of North America’s most notable organ builders, van Wyck carefully studied the organ’s design and gave input into its

sound. He was there when the Washington-based organ builder poured the 1,849 pipes. It took Pasi a week to assemble the organ in the church and another two weeks to reshape the pipes so the organ’s sound suited the room. Built in the style of Bach’s time, it took three men a year-and-a-half to construct the organ. When it was completed, van Wyck took a seat in front of its keys. But instead of playing, all he could do was stare – stare up at the gleaming pipes and intricate woodwork. Van Wyck’s mission in life, he says, is to integrate novice and professional musicians so they can learn from another, while involving children in the art form. “Music in a sense has become a spectator sport,” he says. People plug into iPods or listen to tunes alone in their cars, but being involved in music is a profound experience, whether it’s as a musician or in an audience watching a live performance, he continues. It is all encompassing, rather than isolating, van Wyck says. Vancouverites had a taste of that during the Winter Olympics, when downtown crowds would spontaneously erupt into our nation’s anthem, van Wyck notes. Van Wyck still sings on road trips, these days with his wife and their dog Carmen. The couple both ride motorcycles and Carmen fits in a backpack that van Wyck wears. There is very little planning involved in these excursions, he says. If it’s cloudy in the west, they go east. No matter where they head, there is nothing quite as liberating as bellowing from the bottom of your lungs while on a country road, van Wyck says, with a smile. “To me music is an expression of the divine,” he says. “It is a very honest, soulful, emotional and intellectual process.” raldous@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com: RebeccaAldous

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Lower voting age not the answer Liberal leadership candidate Mike de Jong, with support from counterpart George Abbott, wants the province to look at lowering the legal voting age to 16. That means some Grade 10 students, who aren’t even trusted to drive on their own yet – let alone study for a test – would help elect the next government. It would give youth a greater voice, but the real intent here is to generate greater voter turnout, which hit a record low at 51 per cent in 2009. It wasn’t much better in 2005, when it was 58 per cent. As far back as 1983, it was 70 per cent. Lowering the voting age from 18 could also change the focus of elections, from, say, the HST, or infastructure spending to tuition rates, minimum wage, or the environment. Certainly, issues discussed less in past elections could gain prominence as candidates try to entice younger voters. We could see social media play an even greater role. Would we see new parties, dedicated solely to issues affecting youth, sprout? Could we see younger candidates – as young as 16? Schools already discuss political issues during election campaigns, and even host all-candidates meetings. Students might take a greater interest in them if they knew their vote counted for something. But do we want political candidates pandering to the most easily manipulated demographic of voters, those who are too young to remember a party’s past sins? Lowering the voting age won’t guarantee a greater percentage of voter turnout. It would come at a cost, as well. Politicians would be better off examining why voter participation is in decline, instead of blaming a hockey playoff game. Maybe they just aren’t as interesting. Maybe voter turn-out has declined in recent years because voters have no one worthy to vote for? What voters in this province want is someone who will take the best interests of British Columbia, as a whole, to heart, not just the specific interests of campaign contributors, be they labour unions or big business, someone with the desire to make this province a better place, not just guided by their own ambitions. If people aren’t interested in politics it is because they have been ignored for so long they feel politics just don’t matter anymore. Lowering the voting age is a nice idea, but we think Mr. de Jong is missing the point. –Black Press

Windsor’s Trevor Ott kicks the ball during a junior boys’ soccer playoff semifinal match between the Dukes and Argyle Pipers last month. Windsor won the game 2-1 to advance to the North Shore NSSAA title but lost 5-nil to West Vancouver’s Sentinel Spartans. With the victory, Sentinel advanced to the Vancouver & District championship game and defeated Burnaby 1-0. Steve Sorko photo

— LET TERS TO THE EDITOR — One streamlined municipality would benefit taxpayers Editor, I am dismayed but not surprised that the three North Shore municipalities are the fourth, fifth, and sixth worst offenders in B.C. regarding operating-spending growth and population and inflation growth of municipalities in B.C. with a population over 25,000 for the years 2000 to 2008. The District of North Vancouver spent 3.41 per cent more than population and inflation growth since 2000. West Van District spent 3.19 per cent more, and the City of North Van spent 2.76 per cent. Laura Jones, vice-president, Western Canada, for the Canadian Federation of Independent Business, states: “A large fraction of municipal budgets is wages. There would be huge cost savings if politicians worked to close the gap between public and private sector compensation.” She continues: “Pick a private sector job. Its municipal equivalent pays an astounding 35 per cent more.” The municipal politicians on the North Shore had better re-evaluate their priorities when they consider

their 2011 budgets or they will lose their seats on council. We should have one streamlined municipality instead of three that are bleeding municipal taxpayers dry. And, this letter does not even take into consideration regional projects and what these will cost the people on the North Shore. The system needs to be fixed. Wendy Qureshi, North Vancouver

It’s time to find out B.C. Green Party is ready to ‘step up to the plate’ Editor, I’ve read that the Green Party of B.C. is socially progressive, fiscally responsible and environmentally conscious. I’ve also read that the Green Party of B.C. is the only political party that is governed by a written set of principles: sustainability, social justice, grassroots democracy, non-violence, community based economy, gender equality, diversity, decentraliza-

tion, personal and global responsibility and ecological wisdom. These 10 Green Principles, that come from the Global Green Charter, describe what many of my friends are asking for in a political party today. Subscribing to these principles, as the fundamental premise that guides their work and actions, gives me great respect for the Greens. Now, for my question: I want to know, with media, in all forms, talking about the need for “another party” because of the uproar and nonsense displayed by the Liberals and NDP, why is no reference being made to the Green Party of B.C.? From what I saw of her performance in the 2009 elections, the Green Party of B.C. has a capable and charismatic leader, Jane Sterk; I’m sure that she is willing, able and prepared to present views with which thousands of British Columbians might agree. This was proven in the 2009 election, when nearly 10 per cent of British Columbians voted for Green Party of B.C. candidates. I’m not asking your newspaper to support the Green Party of B.C.; I’m not sure that I will vote for the Green Party of B.C. candidate in our riding in the next

election; but I think it appropriate and necessary, at this crucial time, to ask leader Jane Sterk some tough questions. We may be glad we did! Personally, I’d like to hear her answers, hear more about her party, hear why the Greens might be the “Third Party” that could step up to the plate right now. Gordi Moore, West Vancouver

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elen Halpin doesn’t make it out to the North Shore Neighbourhood House as often as she used to. At least, not since they cancelled bingo. But the 92-year-old North Vancouver resident does make a point to turn up each Christmas Day — with her daughter, Cheryl Greenfield, and her grandsons, Benny and Jeffrey — for the centre’s annual Christmas dinner. “I come because I love the people. Christmas is a time to celebrate and I believe when you mix with people you’re just a lot happier,” says Halpin. “I think you’re helping others be happy too.” And while Halpin isn’t an organizer of the gathering, her words are rather prophetic. The yearly event, according Neighbourhood House staff, isn’t just about serving those who don’t have the means to celebrate Christmas, although, that’s a demand the meal does serve. It’s about getting people together — seniors, low-income families and those new to Canada, who may otherwise spend the holiday alone.

for what we’re doing. It’s just about having a place to go.”

But, with the ongoing success of the Christmas gathering, has come added pressures. Hubbard says she usually has about 70 people signed up for the meal on the week leading up to Christmas Day. This year 135 people have already registered. To accommodate for the influx, Hubbard has decided to increase this year’s capacity from 150 to 200 participants. But, such an increase means more money is needed to stage the event. Typically, all donations are used to purchase the food, including turkey with all the trimmings, and this year will be no exception. “It’s the strange paradox of the not-for-profits,” says Leslie Konatz, manager of development and community engagement at the North Shore Neighbourhood House. “The more the need there is out there, the more the donations become critical. But, of course, those are the times that people can’t give as much.” For 15 years, Lisa Hubbard (left) has been helping stage the North Shore Neighbourhood Konatz acknowledges the strong House’s Christmas dinner. North Van’s Helen Halpin (right) attends each season. donation base the centre has. But one Rob Newell photo gift, she says, stands out. An envelope from a regular contributor turned up The initial idea, says Lisa Hubbard, last Christmas, as it did every year, but the contents — a generous donation in the thoudirector of child services at the North Shore Neighbourhood House and organizer of the sands of dollars — she says with a chuckle, nearly made staff fall over. The donor had festive get-together, was to develop something for seniors to come to during the day. always given, rather quietly she notes, what he could. But he had a strong year in 2009 It evolved, she says, after she got involved with Lisa Dowling, a former Neighbourhood and wanted to share his good fortune. House employee who worked with the seniors’ community. It just made sense, she says, That generosity, she says, allowed staff to breathe easy and pay for the entire Christmas to grow the event to include families as the centre offered services to a wide range of event. And for Helen Halpin, it gave her a place to spend another Christmas Day. people. “I like coming here more than anything,” says Halpin. Staging the occasion, Hubbard says, takes a strong commitment from a host of volun“And these guys do a very good job.” teers. In addition to her family — Hubbard’s brother’s travels from San Diego each year to help out — Hubbard says she’s been working with a lot of volunteers for more than The North Shore Neighbourhood House’s Christmas dinner will take place on Dec. a decade. The cooks, a husband and wife team from North Van, she adds, have been 25, from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at 225 E. Second St. For more information or to donate, call helping out since day one. 604-987-8138 or visit www.nsnh.bc.ca. “It’s something I think everyone can wrap their heads around, being by yourself for skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com Christmas,” she says. twitter.com/seankolenko “And we get cards and emails from family members of seniors who attend thanking us

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Cops confront youth about drinking website GREG HOEKSTRA S TA F F R E P O RT E R

West Vancouver Police are fighting back against an online site that encourages binge drinking amongst teens. Const. Lisa Schmidtke says the Facebook group posted drinking challenges that encouraged teens to “consume mass quantities of alcohol in short timeframes and retrain from vomiting.” Teens were encouraged to post videos of themselves completing the drinking challenges on the site. Police were notified last week of the Facebook group — which included several local youths — by a concerned resident and decided to take a “proactive policing” approach.

On Dec. 13 police began a file on the website and took note of any local teens who were members. West Vancouver Police then met with the teens and their parents to discuss the dangers presented by binge drinking, Schmidtke says. “A lot of youths seem to think alcohol is the safer choice of drugs, but we want them to know it can have dire consequences too,” says Schmidtke. “Our primary concern is their safety,” she adds. “That’s our mandate as police.” Schmidtke says police are satisfied that they reached teens in time to help shape behaviours. The department also reported the group to Facebook and the site has since added a disclaimer discouraging binge drinking, Schmidtke adds.

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Todd Harkins, North Shore Winter Club’s director of hockey, hits the ice with a group of seven-year-old players. The North Shore club is hoping to be crowned Kraft Hockeyville 2011. Rob Newell photo

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was our first airplane ride. Three goals in the final period were “The tournament ran from Dec. not quite enough 26-29, 1980. But you have to concede, every team “I remember Mattel had just introwas sure tough. duced handheld video games – football, Game 3 against Chicago ended 3-3, basketball and hockey. Little dots that a tie; we imagined were players. It seems most The team did play great, though, endparents thought that it would be a great ing up on a high. gift and the games would help keep their son quiet during the flight. Except They visited the Hockey Hall of Fame mute hadn’t been invented and 15 beepto take a peek, ing machines drove the other passengers And a Niagara Falls trip concluded crazy. We had to shut down our games the week. for most of the flight. The kids and the parents had one “We arrived late in the evening and heck of a blast, played the host team (Toronto Red Wings) They remember it well even though 30 early the next morning, Boxing Day. I years have passed. suppose it isn’t a big surprise that we lost badly (5-1) after travelling across the t’s been 30 years this Christmas country and playing on just a few hours since the North Shore Winter Club’s sleep. We slept four boys to a room with PeeWee rep hockey team flew off no chaperone – good grief. to Toronto to play in the prestigious “Later that day we travelled across Maple Leaf International Major PeeWee town by subway to the CNE and the Tournament. Hockey Hall of Fame. More firsts for all It was the trip of a lifetime for the 11of us. and 12-year-olds. “On the 27th we played Sarnia and Wade Bartok, who scored three unanplays old-timers hockey swered goals in the with the North Shore INSTANT third to eventually Dawgs, coaches two REPLAY lose 4-3, a game we teams (one boys, one probably should Len Corben girls) at the NSWC and have won. We were lencorben@yahoo.ca sits on the Club’s Minor still a bit shellHockey Committee, shocked from the remembers it well. day before and we We were chatting came out flat. hockey the other day “Our final game was played as the at Elite Xpress Body Shop in North Van [16-team tournament’s] last round-robin where he’s part owner with his Dad, John game on Dec. 28th against the Chicago Bartok (the coach of that team way back Minor Hawks. We had nothing to lose when), and he promised to find his proand played great but only managed a gram from the tournament, which he did. 3-3 tie. Someone had a hat trick, I think “The program was the key to unlockRoss MacMillian. ing my memory,” he says. “The next day we spent at Niagara “We travelled on Christmas day, Falls before returning home. The Falls which was a really big deal for most were basically frozen over. of the families. We all had to open our “We were disappointed with our tourpresents on Christmas Eve and abandon nament because we were used to winthe rest of our family. For most of us, it ning but the parents and players had

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WAREHOUSEMAN’S LIEN

$0 DOWN & we make your 1st payment at auto credit fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599. www.autocreditfast.ca. DLN 30309.

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BULL MASTIFF X SHEPHERD pups, ready to go. $500. each. 604556-6149. No Sunday calls.

COLLECTORS SAXOPHONES Soprano Buecher Silver 80 yrs old, excellent condition $3000. Baritone Saxophone 1926 Silver CM Conn Ltd, all original $2700. Call 604534-2997

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BERNESE Mountain Dog Pups. Incredible blood line. Show/pet. 99% house trained. Call 604-7400832 or 604-740-2986.

STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Incredible end-of-season factory discounts on various models/sizes. Plus FREE DELIVERY to most areas. CALL FOR CLEARANCE QUOTE AND BROCHURE 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

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Absolute Bailiffs Inc. 1585 Broadway Street, Port Coquitlam, B.C. Contact: Sheldon Stibbs 604-522-2773

1989 MAZDA 626, 2.2 L 12 valve, 277K, pwr windows locks, a/c, Panasonic CD stereo, AM/FM, meticulously maintained, $1995. Langley Michael 604-866-4460

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MISC. FOR SALE

821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS

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

560

#1A STEEL BUILDING SALE! Save up to 60% on your new garage, shop, warehouse. 6 colors available! 40 year warranty! Free shipping, the first 20 callers! 1-800457-2206. www.crownsteelbuildings.ca.

Day of sale is Thursday, January 6, 2011 @ 12:00 NOON.

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TREE SERVICES

FUEL

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

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2004 BUICK LASABRE V6 cloth, 149K. Private. Like new $8750. obo. 604-593-5072 2005 FORD FOCUS station wagon auto, 70,000k’s blue, options, clean car $4800 firm. 604-538-4883

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CARS - DOMESTIC

By virtue of WAREHOUSMAN’S LIEN for Parkway Towing, we will dispose of the following unit(s) to recover the amount of indebtedness noted plus any additional cost of storage, seizure and sale.

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633 MOBILE HOMES & PARKS

www.recycle-it-now.com

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2002 MAZDA PROTEGE 5. H/back, red, 5/spd manual, fully loaded, 106K, $5250 firm. 604-538-9257.

Eaglehomes.ca NEW HOME AND LAND in the Shuswap! Doublewides and Singlewides...No Pad Rent! Close to shopping and recreation. Alice: 250-819-0047 mark@eaglehomes.ca

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23. Bleats 24. City in Provence 26. Cygnus star 28. Female sheep 29. Crony 30. Extremely cold 31. Without (French) 36. Bellowed 37. Formerly (archaic) 38. A son of your sister 39. Fleshy seed cover 40. Philippine capital 42. Shad genus 45. Brad 46. Stare at 47. Clothed 48. Quick tempo (abbr.) 49. Abnormal breathing 50. No. Am. Reading Program 51. Directs at a target 52. Wausau airport code 55. #1 TV series 04-08

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‘SMART SHOPPER’ - (At left:) Sometimes its ‘smart’ to shop at Thrifty Foods. Just ask North Van’s Kelly Carter. On Dec. 10 Carter was handed the keys to a brand new Smart Car by Terry Dewispelaere, store manager of North Van’s Thrifty Foods, as part of the store’s grand opening contest. Since opening two months ago, customers have been entered in the contest when they use their Thrifty club card. The contest, which was unique to the North Van location, has been so popular that Dewispelaere says they’re already planning to hold a second, beginning Jan. 2. (At right:) Dewispelaere – dressed as Jolly Saint Nick – accepts a case of soup from West Vancouver resident Alex Soloman during a Dec. 17 Christmas food drive. Dewispelaere spent 24 hours in a giant shopping cart collecting nearly 100 bags of food and $400 in cash for the Salvation Army Food Bank. ‘It was a lot of fun. The North Shore is a very giving community, and it was neat to see so many families come out ... people teaching their kids about the importance of giving back.’ Greg Hoekstra photos

AMAZING BOXING WEEK PROMOS, VALID DEC 23 - DEC 31 ONLY!

HIGH EFFICIENCY LAUNDRY PAIR

The Outlook and

• 4.0 Cu.Ft. Washer • 7.3 Cu.Ft. Large Capacity Dryer

HOT DEAL!

MSRP: $1499

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Real Estate Weekly staff wish you and yours

28.5 CU.FT STAINLESS STEEL FRENCHDOOR FRIDGE

holidays and all the best

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VIBRATION REDUCTION TECHNOLOGY

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EZ-OPEN HANDLE LARGEST CAPACITY FRENCH-DOOR FRIDGE

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$50

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HIGH EFFICIENCY LAUNDRY PAIR • 4.0 Cu.Ft. Washer • V.R.T. • 7.3 Cu.Ft. Large Capacity Dryer

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5.9 CU.FT STAINLESS STEEL INDUCTION RANGE W/ CONVECTION

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(FTQ307NWGX)

New Year.

HIGH EFFICIENCY LAUNDRY PAIR • 4.3 Cu.Ft. Steam Washer • V.R.T. • 7.4 Cu.Ft. Large Capacity Steam Dryer

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We’re where the Builders Shop... and You should too!

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See us on-line @ www.coastappliances.com

ADVERTISING ACCURACY: We aim for the utmost accuracy in our advertising, but the occasional error can occur. Any error will be corrected as soon as it is recognized. Customers purchasing merchandise so affected will be advised immediately of correction. Offers in effect from Dec 23 - Dec 31, 2010.


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