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Coun. Bill Soprovich looks to federal regulations for guidance. Although the Rogers’ proposal was to build the tower on Ministry of Transportation property, the district would go over the design and issue the building permit, Coun. Bill Soprovich said. Industry Canada regulations require communication companies must follow a land use consultation process with the local land use authority — that’s West Van, he said, adding the proposed site doesn’t allow any space for tower maintenance. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com

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“We’ve kind of reached our limits here, as far as our physical capacity goes,” said Bulcroft. “If we want to grow our programs, it seems more to make more sense to take our programs out into the community, rather than trying to shoehorn them in.” Bulcroft speculated that a downtown campus could house anything from continuing education programs to executive training, music and performing arts programs, or art gallery space. “There’s been lots of conversation, but it’s premature to think about what we might put there until we know whether or not it’s going to happen,” she said. But, for what it’s worth, the city has been “extremely receptive” to the idea so far, Bulcroft noted. Mayor Darrell Mussatto told The Outlook he is extremely excited about the possibility and thinks having a postsecondary campus in the city

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By the time West Van firefighters arrived at an Ambleside tailor shop on Monday morning, the fire was already visible from the street. The blaze damaged the interior of The Roman Tailor, a business owned and operated by Giuseppe Dente for the past 40 years. The cause of the fire has yet to be determined. Sean Kolenko photo

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neighbouring store as well,” said Ernst. “But we’re hoping to get them up and running today [Feb. 14] or tomorrow [Feb. 15].” Maria Dente, wife of Giuseppe Dente (the shop’s owner), told The Outlook that the outpouring of support has been overwhelming. “Everyone has been calling, family, friends – it’s been amazing,” she said. “He’s a good man, an honest man. You don’t find people like that in business anymore. He even worked for free for people sometimes.” Local business owner Nigel Malkin of Malkin Cleaners, located across the street from where the fire took place, said Giuseppe Dente was a fixture in the neighbourhood and well-liked by those who frequent the area. “He’s super nice, been here since the beginning of time,” said Malkin. “I remember when the Fox radio station called him during the World Cup to sing the Italian national anthem. I don’t think he sang it though.” skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seanklolenko

West Van looks to the sea The district and Terasen Gas discuss partnership on geo-exchange project.

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thumbs up from council, West Van could become the first B.C. municipality to implement the technology, he said. In placing the pipes, at a later date the district could potentially hook the loop to Ambleside revitalization developments or the proposed seniors’ residential project on the Wetmore site, Jenkins said. There is also the option of including West Van’s community centre. “If we are doing [the geo-exchange] as part of the reef, then [the district pays for] just the cost of the pipes,” he noted, adding the district can use existing storm drains to run the pipes to the buildings. Terasen Gas is expanding its aperture for energy sources, he continued. The two bodies are looking into forming a partnership for the project. The district plans to start on construction of the sub-tidal reef this year. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/rebeccaaldous

Prankster warning Police are warning area residents that a police impersonator may be at work in West Vancouver. On Wednesday, West Vancouver Police issued a statement saying they have received two reports in the past week of suspicious telephone calls. The first call, which took place around 11:30 p.m. on Feb. 6, was received by a West Vancouver resident. The caller, described as a well-spoken male, introduced himself as a member of the police department. He told the homeowner he was calling in response to an alarm at the residence. He asked the homeowner to stay home until police arrived to serve a $150 fine. An hour later, a second call was placed to a different West Vancouver residence. No one answered, but a voice mail message was left saying police wanted to speak with the homeowner. The two incidents are currently under investigation, but police believe the calls may be the work of a prankster. Police want to remind the public that pretending to be a police officer is a serious act that could lead to criminal charges.

Anyone with information is asked to call West Vancouver Police at 604-925-7300 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800222-8477. If you are the recipient of a suspicious call, dial *57 to record the call, then contact police immediately. ghoekstra@ northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/greghoekstra


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West Vancouver’s Decima Sheldon opened her own business after years of being undervalued by employers because she was female. Rob Newell photo

Breaking the glass ceiling Decima Sheldon worked as a senior executive at a time when few women made it in the business world.

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Canadian Pavilion at Expo 67 in Montreal. “I was to talk to the female Expo guides on grooming and etiquette,� she says. It was during a time of change. Blue jeans were on the rise and about to not only rattle the fashion world but reshape women’s lives, Decima recalls. A new wave of thinking pushed women like Decima to break further through historical boundaries. For years Decima had worked at a senior executive level without the title in multiple big-name companies. Junior employees were promoted, while Decima was bypassed because she was female, she says handing over an old newspaper ad. The clipping is for a marketing job in which the print clearly states, if hired, a man will be paid $20,000. A woman’s salary, meanwhile, is set at $14,000. Before the end of the 1970s, Decima opened her own trade and consumer promotions company. It was a major step. “I kept on hitting the glass ceiling and finally I had broken through,� she says. She was her own boss, yet it wasn’t smooth sailing. Many people still railed against such a move, she says, flipping to another clipping. This one profiles her company; the spin is that she’s a woman. The headline reads “Long-time job-hopper jumps into her own promotion firm.� “Job-hopper was not a flattering word,� Decima says. Women have come a long way, but this 83-year-old is convinced there is further to go. Decima’s not giving up the fight. Decima’s currently writing a book chronicling her life. She hopes it will inspire women to continue to rally for fair business practices. “Each facet of a woman’s life I have found fantastic. Attitude is everything,� she says, adding a wink. raldous@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/rebeccaaldous

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Stepping into the cage brought out the good fight in Nick Marinos.

I forgot my earplugs,” Nick’s mother, Rosilyn Findlay, tries to yell over top of bass-heavy rap blaring in the Red Robinson Show Theatre. Below the rows of red seats, stage lights shine on the octagon. Nick and his opponent stand in the middle of the blue mat. “Oh, it is getting close,” Rosilyn says. “Now I start to get nervous.” Rosilyn’s ancestry has deep roots on the North Shore. She is a member of the Squamish Nation and her great grandfather was Navvy Jack Thomas, the Welsh Royal Navy deserter who set up West Vancouver’s first ferry service to the city. Rosilyn has a warm, nurturing feel about her. Her features are soft and movements calm, the consequence of raising five boys. Technically, Nick was No. 1 — he’s the first born of triplets. When they were babies, Rosilyn carefully tied coloured threads around their ankles so she knew who was who. The triplets bubbled with energy. Rosilyn placed them in kung fu in an effort to preserve her sanity, but she admits she also wanted them to learn to protect themselves. Growing up on the Capilano Reserve wasn’t easy. The triplets were the target of teasing because they did not look like other First Nations kids. “The boys have been through so much ... they’re tough,” Rosilyn says, noting it was common for Nick to come home with bruises. That changed at Carson Graham secondary school, where Nick met an older student who taught him wrestling techniques. But his older mentor was also trouble. Rather than

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A HEARTY WIN (far left) Nick Marinos gets Shawn Devries in a guillotine choke hold. (middle) Marinos wins the amateur welterweight title by submission. (right) Rosilyn Findlay, Marinos’s mother, receives an appreciative kiss from Marinos.

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announcer enters the cage. His deep voice booms as he introduces Devries before turning to Nick. “Fighting out of Raw Academy in North Vancouver, B.C., please welcome Tricky Nick Marinos,” he shouts. Rosilyn sticks her hands under her armpits and moves to the edge of her seat. Some of Nick’s supporters cheer, including his pastor, Glynden Cross, from the North Vancouver Salvation Army church. Rosilyn whispers something, her words drown in the roar of the crowd. The bell rings. Nick rushes in, fists raised. The opponents meet in the centre and go into a clinch — wrapping their arms around each others shoulders. Nick forces Devries against the fence. He hooks his leg behind his opponent’s foot. Devries falls to his knees but makes a quick recovery to his feet. Again Nick shoves Devries against the wire mesh. Nick completes his second take down attempt, but Devries lands on top. Nick manages to flip him over, gaining control. Devries wriggles out and jumps up. He rushes head first at Nick, sticking his neck out. Nick sees his opening, hooks his arm around Devries’s throat and pressures Devries’s head against his chest as they fall. Nick yanks on his arm and hooks his legs around his opponent’s waist. His grip is tight, threatening Devries’s air supply. Realizing there’s no way out, after four seconds Devries taps Nick’s rib cage. The referee rushes in, calling an end to the fight. Nick scrambles to his knees and gives Devries a hug before jumping up, arms raised. In 58 seconds, Nick has claimed another belt. Fans are on their feet, a stream of people file down to the ring. Rosilyn stays calmly seated. She’s smiling.

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his love into a program. “The guitar really is the instruS TA F F R E P O RT E R ment of popular culture,” Toth says. ehind the black stage curThe students bring their own tains, Stuart Greensides is equipment to the class, but the proready to rock. gram is not cheap to operate, Toth “It’s like I have the feeling of butsays, noting school equipment, such terflies... but better,” the Grade 10 as amps, have to be maintained. West Vancouver secondary student Last year, while the Vancouver says. School Board considered cutting And he’s not the only one feeling funding to its music programs, West the excitement. Dressed in a plethVan firmly backed its band classes. ora of vintage T-shirts, skinny jeans School budget surveys demonstrate and fat sneakers, 60 music is one rock band program of the defining “The guitar really aspects of West pupils are about to kick off their annual Van’s schools, the is the instrument of school district’s concert. “I have never done popular culture.” superintendent anything like this Chris Kennedy before,” Greensides Les Toth wrote to The says. music teacher Outlook in an The stage lights are email. bright, music loud “The [school] and the energy backboard has been stage is contagious. clear of their For months the students have ongoing commitment to music edupractised playing the songs of cation and we also have a strong legends musicians, such as Jimi working relationship with the Kay Hendrix and Jimmy Page. Meek theatre,” he wrote. This is definitely not your typiFor students such as Greensides, cal school band concert, but that that’s good news. He’s stoked about may be one reason the program rock band class, although you could has expanded to three classes since always take it one step further, its inception six years ago, music Greensides says. teacher Les Toth says. “I would love to play Pennywise “One of the things I was trying to [punk music].” do when I created the course was To learn more about the band make a modern band class,” he says. program visit www.sd45.bc.ca or Before Toth became a teacher he call 604-981-1100. toured western Canada as a professional musician. Classic rock was raldous@northshoreoutlook.com his genre, so it made sense to adapt twitter.com/rebeccaaldous REBECCA ALDOUS

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do that, says Blacklock, is by not calling friends or loved ones if we know they are driving. The more frowned upon it is in society, she says, the less people will try to get away with it. Trace Acres, a North Vancouver resident and director of communications for BCAA, agrees police and government need to find new ways to reach drivers. In a recent BCAA survey, he notes, only 47 per cent of respondents said they think the province is effectively informing and educating drivers about the dangers of talking on a cellphone while driving — compared to 54 per cent of those surveyed six months ago. What’s more troubling, he says, is that only 15 per cent of those surveyed felt there was a good chance of being caught and ticketed for texting or talking on a phone. “It’s becoming just another message,” says Acres, despite the fact that talking on a phone makes you four times more likely to be involved in a crash. So far this month, efforts have been very successful, says Kravjanski. In fact, he expects there could be as many as 25,000 tickets issued to distracted drivers across B.C. in February — nearly as many as were issued in all of 2010. In doing so, police are confident they’re changing people’s perceptions — and saving lives. “Some people are under the misconception that this is a cash grab. It’s not. We don’t get any percentage of the tickets issued or anything like that,” Kravjanski says. “It’s been estimated the new laws could save as many as 60 lives per year [across B.C.],” he adds. “That’s why we’re making such a big push.”

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18 Thursday, February 17, 2011 HEY, COACH! - Former North Shore field hockey players who went on to star with national-champion university teams and are now coaching the next generation of North and West Vancouver stick-wielders include (l-r) Lucy Shaw, Stephanie Hume and Ashleigh Miller (now Gold). Shaw: Wake Forest University photo / Hume: Richard Lam/UBC photo / Miller: Old Dominion University photo

 

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orth Shore schools have been playing field hockey for a long time, back decades to when it was called grass hockey and games were often played on grass disguised as mud, unlike the artificial turf of today. It was in the 1920s that Jessie Buckerfield McDougall coached the grass hockey girls at North Van. High. She had played at UBC in 1919 (and was the university’s oldest-living former varsity player when she died at 102 in 2002). After marrying the soon-to-be legendary North Van teachercoach-principal W.R. “Mickey� Lucy Shaw McDougall in 1924, shortly after he began his lengthy career at the North Shore’s first high school in 1922, she became the coach of the school’s grass hockey team. It’s safe to say she never imagined that some 80 years later, the North Shore would be a field hockey hotbed, feeding universities across Canada and the U.S. with talented stick-wielders. The first North Shore high school

grad to play field hockey in Eastern Canada may well be Linda Buckingham who graduated from North Van High in 1965 and played at Nova Scotia’s Acadia University. Otherwise the outstanding players of the 1960s era – like North Van’s Barbara Moon and West Van’s Jennifer Chapman, Linda Williams, Dulcie Brimacombe, Marg Dempsey Stephanie Hume and Trudy Leishman – always opted for UBC. Ashleigh Miller (West Van ’96) was the first North Shore grad to go south to play. Originally intending to go to UVic, she became unsure of making the defending Canadian-champion Vikes after her tryout with the junior national team ended when the roster was trimmed from 25 to 18. But when Brown University in Rhode Island contacted her, she decided rather late to call the top five U.S. Division 1 field hockey colleges. It was a bold move indeed. Yet – sight unseen except for a grainy home video – Old Dominion University in Norfolk, Virginia, offered her a full scholarship based on her resume. They were the only one of the five that had any scholarships left to give out. (The others all offered to take her the following year.) “I think they were just kind of going on a whim,� she says now. “It worked

ARGYLE PIPERS Noriko Kariya ‘97, Maine Julia Adams ‘99, Michigan State Jenn Tait ‘00, UBC Suzanne Simpson ‘01, Duke Karen Mann ‘02, North Carolina Emily Ewens ‘03, Providence Nicole Gaines ‘06, Calgary Katie Graham ‘06, UBC Emily Kozniuk, ‘07, Boston College Anna Kozniuk, ‘10, Wake Forest Sarah Main ‘11, Toronto CARSON GRAHAM EAGLES Johanna Bischof ‘01 Duke Danielle Barron ‘05, Alberta Brooke MacGillivary ‘06, Ball State Stephanie Madsen ‘07, Alberta Keara Chicquen, ‘09, Calgary Amanda Bird ‘10, Princeton Maggie Rebalski ‘10, McGill Emma Watt ‘10, Alberta Stacey Farr ‘11, Virginia Commonwealth Annabelle Hamilton ‘11, Maine Alexandra McCawley ‘11, Stanford Emma Plasteras ‘11, Boston College Holly Stewart ‘11, Maine COLLINGWOOD CAVALIERS Stephanie Hume ‘97, UBC Pam Walker ‘98, Oberlin/Oxford Morgan Mallett ‘99, Calgary Mo O’Connor ‘99, UBC Jenny Sanders ‘99, Michigan State Shahrzad Joharifard ‘01, Princeton Jennifer Winstanley ‘01, Columbia Kate Perry ‘03, Kent State Emma Guppy ‘06, Calgary Melissa Palm ‘06, Ohio State Vanessa Sekhon ‘07, Michigan Stephanie Steiner ‘07, McGill

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for them.� And for her. Ashleigh started every game all four years at Old Dominion, mostly at left back, as the Monarchs topped the Colonial Athletic Association each year and claimed third (1996), second (1997), a cherished first (1998) and sixth (1999) in the NCAA championship tournament. Now as Stephanie Gold, she’s been teaching and coaching at Collingwood since 2001. The Cavaliers have been finalists in the provincial AA tournament the last four years, winning in 2008 and 2010. She’s not the only one to play for a North Shore school and the West Van Field Hockey Club, and give back to the sport by coaching. Among others there’s Stephanie Hume, Lucy Shaw and Kristyn Harrington, coaches of the West Van Club’s elite Adanacs teams that competed in the massive ESPN Field Hockey Showcase in Florida last week. Stephanie (Collingwood ’97) played five years at UBC including Canadian championship teams in 1998, 1999 and 2001. Lucy (Sutherland ’00) played for Wake Forest University in WinstonSalem, North Carolina, when the team copped NCAA Division 1 titles in 2002 styn was proand 2003. Kristyn k in part one filed last week of this story.

Francesca Ruddick ‘08, Queen’s Alysha Sekhon ‘09, Stanford Kelsey Lund ‘10, Miami (of Ohio) Lauren Mansfield ‘10, Toronto Natali McGladrey ‘10, Queen’s Ashley McGovern, ‘10, Western Ontario Eliza Nowack, ‘10, Western Ontario Lauren Annable ‘11, Michigan Katrina Davis ‘11, UBC HANDSWORTH ROYALS Andrea Voros ‘99, Ohio Kristen Shier ‘05, Toronto Samantha Smith ‘05, UBC Sarah Blackmore ‘06, Guelph Jennifer Luther ‘06, Stanford Kara McKnight ‘07, Queen’s Hannah Smith ‘07, Columbia Sarah Zargarpour ‘08, Bucknell Jessica Barnett ‘09, Iowa Siobhan Gordon ‘09, Toronto Casey Hammond ‘09, Toronto Britt Siu ‘09, Toronto Fiona Downey ‘10, Queen’s Heather Haughn ‘10, Toronto Karli Johansen ‘10, Iowa Briana Kelly ‘10, Queen’s Alex Thicke ‘10, Toronto Nicci Zargarpour ‘10, Queen’s ROCKRIDGE RAVENS Hayley Spurr ‘08, McGill SENTINEL SPARTANS Whitney Kroll ‘05, UBC Emma Boggio ‘07, Northeastern Holly Millar ‘07, McGill Emily Blair ‘08, Middlebury SEYCOVE SEYHAWKS Melanie Reid ‘08, Alberta SUTHERLAND SABRES Lucy Shaw ‘00, Wake Forest Montana Hewlett ‘06, Northeastern

Kaela Barker ‘08, Northeastern Kelley Lusk ‘08, Toronto Lizzie Priest ‘08, Northeastern WEST VAN HIGHLANDERS Ashleigh Miller ‘96, Old Dominion Natalie Paruk ‘99, Boston College/UBC Sarah Saddler ‘00, UBC Melanie Ballou ‘01, Toronto Lise Galand ‘02, UBC Tiffany Michaluk ‘02, UBC Andria Close ‘03, Kent State Kristyn Harrington ‘05, UBC Andrea Lo ‘05, California at Berkeley Sam Lyzun ‘05, Cornell/UBC/ Toronto Angela Buttress ‘07, Victoria Julia Dahlby ‘07, Alberta Katherine McNeill ‘07, Toronto Megan Scraper ‘07, Kent State/Western Ont. Holly Sherman ‘08, Michigan State Nicky Graham ‘09, Northeastern Shannon Elmitt ‘10, California at Berkeley Carly McNeill ‘10, Harvard Kim Scraper ‘10, Iowa Michelle Graham ‘11, Michigan State OTHER NV-WV RESIDENTS Giovanna Piccone, Little Flower ‘98, UBC Tessa Chaworth-Musters, Crofton House ‘02, McGill Mia Bolton, Shawnigan Lake ‘05, St. Mary’s Kira Graham, Little Flower ‘06, UBC Elisse Thurston, Shawnigan Lake ‘08, Boston U. Adele Mills, Little Flower ‘09, Michigan Samantha Saddler, Little Flower ‘09, UBC This list has been put together primarily through the efforts of Jane Kozniuk, Paul Winstanley, Margi Spooner, Hash Kanjee, Ashleigh Gold and Len Corben. The years 1996-2004 are not likely as complete as later ones. If you can add anything, please e-mail lencorben@yahoo.ca.


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4601 Marine Drive, West Vancouver OPEN HOUSE - February 20th from 1:00 to 4:00pm

JUST LISTED $100,000 under assessed value Exceptional Åoor plan set on a private property with fantastic ocean views. Enjoy West Vancouver living right across the street from tranquil Caulfeild Park Beach. A West Coast Contemporary home that oozes with charm and a beautiful yard for garden lovers. Features includes 5 bedrooms, updated kitchen, newer windows in most of the house, high ceilings, lots of room for entertaining inside & outside on the deck, a usable yard and ample parking space for an RV and/or a boat. Do not miss this well priced home, listed at $1,158,000.

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“I bought a 2-bedroom home at District Crossing.” Chantel, Vancouver area REALTOR®

District Crossing. Buy the numbers. When you come in to view District Crossing, you will see real display homes in the actual building. They’re not mock-ups in a sales centre with artificial views. What you see is literally what you will get, and with construction well along, you won’t have to wait for years to move into your new home. And now, owning at home at District Crossing is even easier with only a 5% deposit due at signing and an additional 5% due two months later. Shop and compare. Our purchasers did and they came back to buy at District Crossing. Unbeatable prices and quality. Below is an example of just how easy and affordable it can be to buy a new home and move in this year.

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

Long Haul Truck Drivers Wanted for Reliance Logistics Inc requires Long Haul Truck Drivers with min. 2 yrs exp - Class 1 W / Air. US / Canada. Maintain Driver logbook, Inspection report etc. $24/hr + Benefits, 50 hrs/week.

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FLAGGERS NEEDED If not certified, training available for a fee. Call 604-575-3944 HEAVY DUTY Mechanics required for busy Coastal logging company on Northern Vancouver Island. Must have extensive mechanical experience, certification an asset. Above industry average (wages), plus excellent benefit program. Fax or email resume to: 250-956-4888 or office@lemare.ca. LEMARE LAKE LOGGING LTD., is accepting resumes for the following positions: • Boom man • 980/Wheel loader operator-Dry land sort • Processor Operator Please fax resumes to 250-9564888 or email: office@lemare.ca. MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s Need Medical Office & Medical Admin staff! No Experience? Need Training? Local Career Training & Job Placement also Available! 1-888-778-0459 Star Fleet Trucking HIRING! DRIVERS, FARMERS, RANCHERS & RETIREES needed with 3/4 Ton or 1-Ton pickup trucks to deliver new travel trailers & fifth wheels from US manufacturers to dealers throughout Canada. Free IRP plate for your truck and low insurance rates! Pref. commercial Lic. or 3 yrs towing exp. Top Pay! Call Craig 1-877-8904523 www.starfleettrucking.com WANTED: Experienced Civil, Paving and Quality Control Personnel to fill various positions at Large, BC Road Construction Company. Send resume to P.O. Box 843, Kamloops BC, V2C 5M8 or to: paverswanted@yahoo.ca

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GARDENING

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CLEANING SERVICES

EUROPEAN CLEANING at your service. Exc. rates & refs. Seniors discount. Oksana 604-346-5776.

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PLUMBING

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HOMES WANTED

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LOTS

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HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS

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MEDICAL SUPPLIES

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

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821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS 2001 Honda Civic. 4 dr, auto,139k, loaded, local, 1 owner, warr/fin. avail. $5,350 obo. 604-836-5931. 2006 HONDA CIVIC 2 door, 5 spd manual, 80K, red, $6850 firm. Call: 604-538-9257. 2011 TOYOTA Camry LE, 7000 kms. auto, factory warranty. No accidents. $21,900. 604-836-5931

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VEHICLES WANTED

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RECREATIONAL/SALE

1999 SLUMBER Queen MH 24 ft. 119,000 kms. 2 air, awnings, TV ant, no leaks, exc. shape. $16,500. obo 604-870-3556

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YORKSHIRE TERRIER CKC reg. black & tan, first shot, dewormed, Fem. $750, M $650. 604-581-4459.

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MORTGAGES

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AUTO FINANCING

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STEEL BUILDINGS PRICED TO CLEAR - Holding 2010 steel prices on many models/sizes. Ask about FREE DELIVERY! CALL FOR QUICK SALE QUOTE and FREE BROCHURE - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170. STEEL BUILDING WINTER SALE... $3.49 to $11/sq.ft. Immediate orders only - FREE shipping, some exclusions. Up to 90 days to pay. Deposit required. Pioneer Manufacturers since 1980. 1-800668-5422. See current specials www.pioneersteel.ca.

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4.2 Cu.Ft. 30” Electric Slide-In Range w/Induction Cook-Top Stainless Interior Dishwasher (EIDW6105GS)

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8488 Main St

MSRP: $8797

23 Cu.Ft. Counter-Depth French Door Refrigerator

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COQUITLAM

1-1315 United Blvd (604-540-2665)

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 Feb 18 - April 4, 2011.

WV Outlook February 17, 2010  

Complete February 17, 2011 issue of The North Shore Outlook newspaper as it appeared in print. For more online, all the time, see www.norths...

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