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IMPRESSIONS OF THE HEART A new retrospective celebrates the life and work of famed West Van painter, the late Daniel Izzard
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A path of reflection Labyrinth walking has become increasingly popular with the circular patterns appearing in a variety of places, from church grounds to hospitals. JOSIE PADRO CONTRIBUTOR
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labyrinth is a simple circle made up of curving inner paths that lead toward the centre, then away, then back in again. Following the twists and turns helps many people match the physical act of walking with the mental and often spiritual practice of meditation. Labyrinth walking is catching on in health care settings, where the quiet, mindful activity is being used to complement conventional medical treatments. Labyrinths have been discovered in cultures as far back as ancient Egypt, as well as in some of the oldest churches in Europe. The most well-known of these is in the Chartres Cathedral in France, which is believed to date as far back as the 13th century. Unlike mazes, which are designed as puzzles, the path of a labyrinth is meant to lead people on a journey. Some view following the path of the labyrinth as a type of pilgrimage or a mirror of life’s journey. In recent years, labyrinth walking has become increasingly popular with the circular patterns appearing in a variety of places — on church grounds, in public parks and in hospitals. Today they are used as a tool for quiet contemplation or meditation and can be a good alternative for those who have difficulty with conventional meditation or who cannot afford to attend classes. Medical research, so far, on labyrinth walking indicates that it produces health benefits similar to those of traditional mediation. That includes stress reduction as well as the physical benefits of walking, such as lowered blood pressure and breathing rates, improved circulation and muscle tone. Researchers point out that regardless of the actual physical effects of the practice, the perceived improvement to quality of life is also worthwhile. In 2009, St John the Evangelist Anglican Church at 220 West 8th built its own labyrinth. It was the shared dream of church members Deborah Foster and Wendy Middleton to have a labyrinth in their community. Foster says the labyrinth, which is laid out in white paint and outlined with blue u-shaped lunations, is well used by the community. She points out that on any day she sees a variety of church and community members winding their way along the path—moms with toddlers, groups of teens, or elders. The experience of walking the labyrinth is different for each person. Foster finds that people don’t often share much about their experience.
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www.northshoreoutlook.com continued from, PAGE 2 “They hold in their heart whatever takes place,” she says. Those who do share report a range of experiences, from mild relaxation to profound peacefulness and self-awareness. There is no wrong way to walk a labyrinth, but generally, there are three stages: Release: stand at the entrance of the labyrinth and take several slow deep breaths, be aware of your feet on the ground. Deborah Foster suggests thinking of the thing that most concerns you and to actively let it go as you start into the labyrinth. Follow the path at your own speed and continue to let go of thoughts as they re-enter your mind. Refresh: when you reach the
centre, you may want to pause and reflect on your walk or continue to the outside of the labyrinth. Return: continue to follow the path at your own pace. Feel free to walk the labyrinth as many times as you wish. Foster believes spirituality can be interpreted in many ways and that the labyrinth at St. John the Evangelist is open to all. “It’s a way of offering contemporary spirituality to the neighbourhood,” she says. “Labyrinth walking is universal. You don’t need a religion.” In addition to the labyrinth at St. John’s the Evangelist, there are a number of public labyrinths in the Lower Mainland. Check out labyrinthlocator.com to find labyrinths in our area. twitter.com/nsoutlook
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Raising ‘em right West Van Streamkeepers hope to build a new habitat for young fish in Memorial Park
STREAMLINE - Bill McAllister (left) and John Barker of the West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society. Sean Kolenko photo SEAN KOLENKO S TA F F R E P O RT E R
t isn’t much more than a plot of damp grass at the moment, but if a West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society project gets the goahead a community park will be the new home of a rearing pond for salmon and trout. The Streamkeepers, with in-kind help from Chapman Land Surveying, Sartori Environmental Services and CREUS Engineering, have developed preliminary designs for a rearing pond in Memorial Park, located on Marine Drive between 19th and 21st streets. Such a pond serves as habitat for coho salmon and cutthroat trout to grow as they spend their first year in fresh water. Each year, the Streamkeepers release fry into West Vancouver streams to bolster the salmon run. The coho fry they release would, in addition to the native fry, find the pond as they navigate the streams. The other types of salmon found in West Van — chum, pink and chinook — all go to sea quickly and would not spend any time in a rearing pond. To build the habitat, water from McDonald Creek, which runs through Memorial Park, would be partially diverted by a plastic pipe. That pipe would feed the pond area, which, according to the group’s plans, would be about 100 feet long and 30 feet wide and sit adjacent to the rocky path currently in the park. “The importance of the pipe is that it maintains a constant speed,” said Bill McAllister, a director with the Streamkeepers. “If you get salmon in the pools and you have a high-water event, it could wash them out and they could die.” In order to gain approval for the project, the Streamkeepers delivered a letter on Feb.17 to District of West Vancouver council outlining their intentions. They’ve also had all councillors as well as district staff from the engineering, parks and environment departments to the site to outline the plan. No funding from the municipality is being sought for the pond. If the district approves the project, after staff examines its merits, both the Department of Fisheries and Oceans and the province’s Ministry
of Environment will also have to give the Streamkeepers the green light to move ahead. While that senior level of endorsement is still a ways off, the idea is getting a glowing review from one local politician. “There is tremendous community energy behind this project,” said Coun. Trish Panz, in a phone interview with The Outlook. “And I wanted to ask staff for a report on it and ask for how we can work and collaborate with the Streamkeepers. Anything we can do to offer some liftoff is great.” Part of the approval procedure, added Streamkeeper director John Barker, will be a public engagement process. Information on the pond will be posted in the West Vancouver Memorial Library and the Streamkeepers are planning on hosting information sessions in the park so residents can get a sense of the placement and size of the job. “We want feedback, that’s a very important part of this,” said Barker. “And we’ll be front and centre at the sessions.” Currently, there is a Streamkeeper-maintained rearing pond in West Van’s Hay Park. The Streamkeepers are responsible for ensuring the pond’s pipe and stream entrance are free of debris so both the water and fish can move easily. A similar arrangement would be established for the Memorial Park pond if it gets the green light.
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Violent crime up, property crime down in West Vancouver West Van police release 2011 crime statistics.
“I am somewhat concerned by the reduction in court services and availability of judges within our local courthouse on the North Shore,” Lepine told council. “The Premier’s recent announcement of the provincial governTODD COYNE ment’s justice reform initiative to address this S TA F F R E P O RT E R and other pressures with the B.C. justice system may address my concerns; however, it will get a est Vancouver Police Chief Peter lot worse before we see any advanceLepine made public the ment on any recommendations that may department’s 2011 crime come from this review.” statistics Monday. Back on the crime statistics front, In short, violent crime and drug Lepine advised council of his concern offences are up and property crime about the rise in violent crime in West is down. Vancouver for the second consecutive In a year that saw 35 fewer calls year. A rise in incidents of domestic to the WVPD, officers responded to violence was particularly worrisome, 10 per cent more incidents of violent Lepine said, though the specific numcrimes such as assaults, robberies and bers of domestic violence cases was not sex offences over the previous year. Chief Peter Lepine provided in the 2011 crime stats. Arrests for illegal drug use also rose The majority of WVPD’s 291 call15 per cent in 2011. outs for violent crimes in 2011 were But the department saw too successes in its crackdown on property crimes, Chief Lepine told for assaults, numbering 157. That category was seconded by 55 incidents of non-specific violent West Vancouver council Monday night, highcrimes, followed by 51 threats uttered, 16 sex lighting an 18-per-cent overall drop in break-ins offences, six cases of criminal harassment, five and thefts. robberies and one attempted murder. In a follow up to the meeting Tuesday, the Property crimes by the numbers show police department issued a press release blaming career attending 212 shoplifting cases, 195 incidents of criminals from outside the community as the mischief, 183 thefts from vehicles, 177 thefts, 124 source of West Van’s property-crime woes. frauds, 71 residential break-ins, 24 general break“The analysis of our property related incidents ins, 19 commercial break-ins and 24 vehicle once again clearly indicate that the vast majority thefts. of criminal activity is perpetrated by a handful of Overall, West Vancouver ranked among Metro prolific offenders,” wrote WVPD spokeswoman Vancouver’s most crime-free municipalities, Const. Lisa Schmidtke, “all of whom reside outbehind only Port Moody with the fewest offences side of the North Shore.” per capita. Lepine also took the opportunity of addressing council to outline the challenges the WVPD firstname.lastname@example.org faces going forward. His primary worry, he said, twitter.com/toddcoyne is the backlog in the court system.
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Impressions from the heart Famed Canadian impressionist painter and West Vancouver man, the late Daniel Izzard’s retrospective is on now at Park Royal.
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he inspiration he couldn’t find in Toronto or Montreal, Daniel Izzard would eventually find in West Vancouver. In 1952, the young Royal Navy seaman had freshly quit his post and his native England, pointing his prow instead toward the New World and the new life he hoped to paint there. Inspired by the Canadian wilderness and determined to make his name in its rendering, it was a slow migration from the east before Izzard discovered that the country he most wanted to paint was particular to the West Coast. Exactly 30 years since taking leave from Queen and country, Izzard would be asked to present his canvas, “Mountain Mists, Whistler, B.C.,” to Queen Elizabeth II in a ceremony marking Canada’s own independence from the Crown. It was Proclamation Day in Ottawa, April 17, 1982. Four years later, Izzard got a new heart, becoming, at 62, the country’s oldest heart transplant recipient. To know all this of Izzard’s background is to know his art, says Pilar Izzard, Daniel’s widow since his death in 2007. And that background is a big part of Daniel J. Izzard, a new retrospective curated by Pilar at a gallery space in Park Royal North. For the exhibit, Pilar has exclusively trotted out oil canvases painted in the couple’s shared West Vancouver home. All of the pieces are from Pilar’s private collec-
Pilar Izzard curated the new retrospective of her late husband’s work currently on display at a gallery space in Park Royal North. Todd Coyne photo
tion and some are being offered to the public for the first time. She’s doing it, she says, because she’s afraid Daniel and fellow impressionist painters are unduly falling out of fashion in the art world. “Everything in art galleries now is modern, modern, modern,” Pilar tells The Outlook while wandering the Park Royal gallery. “I want especially the young people to know about this work.” But there’s another reason Pilar is hosting the retrospective. After Daniel’s successful heart transplant surgery, he went on to serve as an honourary chairman of the BC
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ichard White knows a thing or two about city planning. He was the first person to handle the gig full-time for the City of North Vancouver. Prior to him, it was a contract, ad-hoc portfolio, used as needed by the city. Much has changed â€˜round these parts since that time â€” the evolution of Lower Lonsdale and the cityâ€™s waterfront lands offer but two examples â€” and Whiteâ€™s work has garnered some attention as a result. Last year, the Planning Institute of British Columbia, an organization with which heâ€™s volunteered and served as media liaison, named him planner of the year â€” a nice pat on the back, to be sure, for a nearly three-decade tenure at 141 W. 14th Street. But White, CNVâ€™s recently appointed deputy city manger, is quick to share the spotlight and praise his colleagues for their work in helping chart the cityâ€™s development. Gary Penway, whoâ€™s assumed Whiteâ€™s old post as director of planning and community development, was the visionary behind the transformation of the waterfront, he says. â€œThat was primarily Garyâ€™s work,â€? White says, nodding. â€œHe was the guy.â€? If White appears eager to ensure his professional talents arenâ€™t placed before those of his coworkers, then his readiness to downplay his musical chops is equally as strong. A longtime guitar player, White is quick to qualify his COFFEE axe-playing skills as â€œnot very goodâ€? although he says heâ€™s WITH always enjoyed being part of Sean Kolenko a group. His current band, the skolenko@northshore aptly named Bureau Cats, donâ€™t outlook.com play as much as they used to but White says they still hit the stage for two or three gigs a year. In the past, a busy schedule might have yielded three or four times that. â€œItâ€™s a lot of fun,â€? he says, simply. â€œI like playing in bands.â€? Whiteâ€™s a big jazz fan, but, like many, he says he doesnâ€™t quite understand the genre. Thereâ€™s a tension to jazz, White explains, an in-song pushand-pull between the instruments that requires an educated ear to grasp the intricacies present. Rock and roll, on the other hand, is much more locatable and itâ€™s the classic sounds of the â€˜50s, â€˜60s and â€˜70s that Whiteâ€™s group of merry men toil in. He mentions The Band and guitar icon Robbie Robertsonâ€™s solo work, released after Robertson dissolved the group in the mid-70s, as a personal favourite. Any discussion of The Band amongst rock aficionados is either prefaced or followed by a mention of Bob Dylan. And this conversation is no exception.
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A HIGH NOTE - Longtime guitar player Richard White, CNVâ€™s recently appointed deputy city manager, plays in a band aptly named the Bureau Cats. It was Dylan, on the advice of bluesman John Hammond Jr., that recruited The Band â€” then known as The Hawks â€” to perform with him on his then-controversial but now much-lauded first electric tour. Itâ€™s easy to talk about the importance of those shows, as a new pop music landscape was forged from the chorus of boos offered by folk music fundamentalists and the abrasive rock and roll the boys on stage countered with. Nothing in music was ever the same afterwards. But it isnâ€™t the mod-suited hipster-era Dylan that White is quick to talk about. Heâ€™s a fan of The Basement Tapes, a sprawling multi-genre collection of tunes The Band and Dylan recorded in the basement of Big Pink, the name of the home in West Saugerties, N.Y., the group rented in the late â€˜60s. From there, White mentions a veritable parade of acts he enjoys, from Van Morrison to Eric Clapton to the workingmanâ€™s rock of Bruce Springsteen & the E Street Band. And in a shrewd comparison, White says he believes that Springsteenâ€™s reputation as a performer â€” a frontman still offering three-hour performances to sell-out crowds â€” is due, in part, to the impact of Mick Jagger a generation before The Boss exploded on the pop landscape. â€œJagger changed things for singers,â€? White notes. â€œAfter him it wasnâ€™t good enough to be part of a band like Dylan or Van Morrison, you had to be more.â€? And, with that, Whiteâ€™s got to get back to work. The deputy city manager has a schedule full of tasks more important than dissecting the pantheon of rock greats. But, just before he heads back to his office, he offers one more glimpse into his personality. Itâ€™s picture time and White asks, jokingly, how his hair looks. â€œLooks fine,â€? I say, reassuringly. â€œNot that you could be a critic,â€? he responds, with a laugh. White is also, it seems, a comedian.
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It could be a bumpy road ahead for neighbourhood street safety. This week, District of North Vancouver council voted 4-3 in favour of amendments to the local improvement cost-sharing bylaw that will change the municipality’s traffic-calming policy. Here’s how it used to work: If neighbourhood residents wanted traffic calming on their streets but the district didn’t deem it to be a priority, residents could pay for the speed bumps, traffic circles or other calming measures, provided that 50 per cent of those impacted by the road improvements were in favour of it. Now the threshold for neighbourhood consent has been raised to two-thirds. That shift brings the district in line with best practices in other Lower Mainland municipalities, but Coun. Lisa Muri, who voted against amending the bylaw, believes the 66 per cent majority now required is too high. “Traffic calming is too important,” she said. And, depending on the size of the street, obtaining a two-thirds majority could be a very tall order. “A simple majority (50 per cent plus one) is fair,” she said. The other change to the bylaw allows for residents of busier collector roads to also qualify for local improvement projects (before it was just residents of lower-traffic local roads). As it now stands, traffic calming projects can be initiated by DNV staff, council or residents and each request goes through a six-step process from identification to implementation. Projects are ranked and classified into two categories “larger-scale projects that rank highest are considered for council funding. [And] smaller-scale projects may qualify under the Local Improvement process.” There’s no question that the district is limited by budgetary constraints and must prioritize larger projects that are of the most critical importance to public safety. The municipality simply can’t afford to install a curb bulge or speed table in every neighbourhood that makes a request to slow traffic on its streets. But that doesn’t mean those requests aren’t a priority for a particular neighbourhood. That’s why the neighbourhood-pay model makes so much sense. If residents aren’t willing to wait for street fixes, they can have the cost of the improvements added to property taxes over a 10- to 20-year period. After all, local residents are the first to know when problematic traffic patterns emerge. And, as Muri noted, every neighbourhood is unique. So shouldn’t the new bylaw amendments reflect that? Perhaps in the case where a street has, say, 50-plus residents the majority threshold could be lowered. Or if a neighbourhood only receives 60 per cent in favour of a new project then a DNV engineer can decide whether or not to proceed with a proposal. While the new traffic calming bylaw ensures fewer people opposed to changes to their local traffic patterns will end up footing the bill for them, it also means many important proposed traffic initiatives — some critical to the livability of a neighbourhood — will end up hitting a neighbour roadblock. And that’s a dangerous road to be travelling down. —The Outlook
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Heroic swimmer deserves a ‘Mighty’ tribute Editor, I enjoy Len Corben’s write-ups on North Shore sports history. The Instant Replay column “Mighty Mouse” on Elaine Tanner in the Feb. 9 Outlook was particularly interesting, and I have related her story to our somewhat diminutive daughter — that she need not be discouraged by her size, but realize what can be Elaine Tanner, a.k.a accomplished. I would advocate that the Mighty Mouse District of West Van ought to rename their new aquatic centre the “Elaine Tanner Aquatic Centre.” The District of North Van has its Karen Magnussen Recreation Centre and the City of North Van has its Harry Jerome
Outdoor School Photo of the Week Until March 2, visit nvsd44. bc.ca to vote for your favourite entries in the North Vancouver School District’s “Picture This” photo contest celebrating the Outdoor School. The Outlook is pleased to be partnering with the school district to share several of our favourite photographs
from the contest over the next six weeks (see second installment below). For over 40 years, the Outdoor School has been providing environmental learning experiences to students from North Vancouver, the Lower Mainland and to visitors from around the world.
A DELICATE BALANCE - As part of Outdoor School’s hummingbird banding, this picture captures the moment when the banded bird takes flight and demonstrates gentle interaction with the natural world. The photo was taken with a Pentax SR camera with a Tamron 28-300mm telephoto lens. Colleen Elderton photo
Recreation Centre — each of which recognizes significant sports accomplishments by their respective citizens. Such a renaming by West Vancouver at the time of its centennial would recognize a great Canadian legacy established by one of its citizens. Brian Gavin, North Vancouver
NVSD responds to Balmoral school story Editor, In response to the February 16 Outlook article regarding the future of Balmoral school, the North Vancouver School District would like to provide the following clarifications. Since the Nov. 15, 2011, decision to locate the new Community Learning Program at Balmoral, considerable effort has been made to inform the community, facilitate consultation, and provide regular updates on the implementation process. In connection with this, a traffic study has been commissioned that will provide information on the
possible impacts on traffic from the introduction of new programs and services to the school. As well, the study will look at options for mitigating potential impacts. While the Board has resolved to locate the Community Learning Program at Balmoral, it’s important to note that decisions around additional programs and services have not yet been made. We encourage members of the community to visit the School District website (www.nvsd44.bc.ca) for more information and updates on this topic. Between now and the end of April, a Community Advisory Working Group, including representatives of the Balmoral neighborhood, will be working together to ensure concerns are raised and addressed. The working group will be followed up by a Transition Committee tasked with supporting the change. Members of the community may direct their input to the working group for consideration. For those asking to be heard, the opportunity is there.
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t was lights, camera, action last week at North Vancouver’s Capilano University as TV and film celebrities, dignitaries and VIPs celebrated the opening of the new Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation. Open for business, and classes, this past January, the new 69,000-sq.-ft. building cost more than $34 million and was designed by Vancouver architectural firm Cannon Design. Students here have access to the best of the best including cameras, monitors, two S3D camera rigs and other professional equipment. There is also a 200-seat high definition/3D theatre, sound mixing and recording studios, an 8,000-sq.-ft. sound stage, editing labs, costuming studios and more. It’s a legacy contribution that helps to solidify Vancouver’s place on the international stage of professional movie making for years to come. Bravo!
B Acknowledged for their generosity on this evening are West Vancouver philanthropists Nat and Flora Bosa who donated $6 million for the completion of the centre. It is the largest private donation in the Cat Barr email@example.com university’s 43-year history. C Actor William Petersen, star of television’s popular “CSI” crime series, is on hand to partake in the event. “This is one of the nicest sound stages I’ve ever seen,” he said. D Neal Clarance, director BC Motion Picture Production Industry Association, left, and North Shore Studio’s Peter Leitch are among the VIPs in attendance. E Capilano University registrar Karen McCredie attends the event with husband Andrew McCredie, former editor of the North Shore Outlook. F Actor Jackson Davies, left, of TV’s Beachcomber fame, chats with Brightlight Pictures president Shawn Williamson and guest Jessica Taylor. G Former Vancouver Canucks winger Tony Tanti takes the tour of the new film facility before the formal celebrations begin. H Helping make speeches and dedications, VIPs and politicians prepare to take the stage. From left: North Vancouver District mayor Richard Walton, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour Jane Thornthwaite, North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton, and dignitary Frank Griffiths.
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CITYSHAPING STAGE TWO IS UNDERWAY We heard from you in Stage 1. Now in Stage 2, we’re talking about critical issues. The February 16th kickoff event enjoyed a large community turnout. If you missed it, go online to watch a video of guest speaker Gordon Price, the panelists, and see photos of the event. There are many ways to get involved. Fill out a critical issues workbook available online, join the online forum or attend the March 10 and March 31 workshops. Play a role in updating the City’s Ofﬁcial Community Plan. Learn more at www.cnv.org/CityShaping.
DEADLINE FRIDAY, MARCH 9 Do you know an outstanding youth who deserves to be recognized? The Civic Youth Awards Program recognizes youth between the ages of 10 and 24 years for noteworthy achievements and contributions to our community.
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Do You Know a Community Hero? The City’s Community Heroes Award Program recognizes volunteers whose initiative, effort and commitment has made a signiﬁcant positive impact in our community. Names of nominees may be submitted by any member of the community including City residents, non-proﬁt agencies, groups, and businesses. The deadline for nominations is March 31, 2012. Nomination forms are available at www.cnv.org and at City Hall. Please submit completed forms to Penny Lurbiecki, City Clerk’s Department, 604-990-4231.
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est Vancouver secondary school youth worker Leanne Warner didn't have any statistics on high school bullying off-
hand. What she did bring to the Pink Shirt Day discussion at the school on Feb. 15, however, was more eye-opening and relevant than stony numbers on a page: Three students who had been bullied based on socioeconomic status, perceived sexuality and physical appearance. Eleventh grader Bella Molineux was already wearing her pink shirt emblazoned with a sketch of a swing and the words "The ONLY thing that should get PUSHED AROUND". She wears a subtle, cherry-hued lip stain on her otherwise bare face. Her long brown, leftside ponytail spills down the front of her oversized T-shirt, as she walks tall in a sea of students sporting designer fashions. But Molineux wasn’t always this self-assured. The novelty of the eighth grade held promise for a 12-year-old with freshly-divorced parents. There were new friendships to forge and other coping mechanisms to be discovered. To feel some trepidation is natural. Unbeknownst to Molineux was the label she would be instantly assigned on the first day of school — along with a lesson in pretentiousness. “I came from Bowen Island and I think there was an immediate stereotype about Bowen kids; they all smoke weed, they are all losers, they are poor,” said Molineux. She couldn’t muster the courage to defend the natural splendour of the island and the enviable laid-back lifestyle of its residents. Molineux also noted how all the Bowen Island students would huddle together in the cafeteria. That only perpetuated the teasing — and Molineux’s embarrassment of her hometown. She used her dad’s West Vancouver address as a shield in the barrage of insults that were hurled at her. “Oh no, I live in West Van. I never go [to Bowen Island], I swear,” was what Molineux would say, even though her mom still lived there. The focus of the roundtable conversation, which was moderated by Warner in a study room with floor-to-ceiling windows at WVSS, shifts to Shahin Sharafaldin’s story. His experience with bullying also started in Grade 8. Sharafaldin was popular. Throngs of girls sought attention from the olive-skinned boy with the dark wavy hair. Soon, other people started commenting that Sharafaldin only had female friends.
A select few articulated their observation through unsavoury, homophobic remarks aimed at him. “I had somebody in my socials class, every class I would go in and they would bully me and nobody would do anything about it,” said Sharafaldin. Today, Sharafaldin is flanked by his longtime friend Erica Mason. She recalled how one jovial afternoon walk home with Sharafaldin turned ugly without notice. “…and some random people just yelled out [slurs],” said Mason. Finally, Sharafaldin fought back against his bullies. He had the foresight to tell someone in a position of power. The bully's unbridled momentum was quickly squashed by the vice principal of the school. Mason isn't immune to the taunting either. She considers herself a loner. Nervously she twisted the chain of her gold heart pendant with her fingers before sharing her story. "I do karate and people would always make jokes about me being manly," said Mason from behind her face-framing curly blond locks. "They called me a beast. I actually stopped working out my arms because I couldn’t handle it anymore." Molineux, Sharafaldin and Mason are among a dozen WVSS students from grades 9-12 who signed up for two-day anti-bullying training offered by the Canadian Red Cross. Entitled Beyond the Hurt, the program produces anti-bullying ambassadors who then set out to create a harmonious environment at their school. Through skits, games and PowerPoint presentations, workshop participants learn the different types of bullying, the roles that are played and how to develop the framework to respond to the harassment. The bystander, the person who is bullying and the victim — these are the roles that are played when someone is being bullied. Mason drew attention to the precise wording of one of those roles. "We learned not to call somebody a bully. It’s putting a label on them. They might start believing that that’s who they are," said Mason. Added Warner, "We just changed the way that we frame it. It’s the person who bullies." The conversation turns to cyber bullying "That’s a whole other world," sighed Warner, whose office is a revolving door of teenage predicaments.
www.northshoreoutlook.com Pink Shirt Day at Brooksbank elementary The windows to the right of Brooksbank elementary school's main entrance are lined with inspirational quotes from iconic figures such as Ghandi and Mother Teresa. "First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, then they fight you, then you win," reads one, written by the leader of India's non-violent independence movement. "Peace begins with a smile," reads another, this one from the pen of the world's most famous nun. Each phrase offers a valuable lesson and provides important context for the school's upcoming anti-bullying and multicultural events. Not to be outdone, however, are the students themselves. They might not — yet, that is — enjoy the status of those aforementioned people but Grade 5 student Ashika Harman has crafted her own phrase worthy of a spot on any windowpane: "Don't wait for the world to
change, change it for yourself." "It's an opportunity to help The wise-beyond-her-years and if people have a probHarman is a driving force lem this can help them work behind some Pink Shirt Day through it. Ideas can help peoactivities at Brooksbank, where ple" said Coulson. students in her class will be tie"If we thought people weren't dying t-shirts and attaching posi- equal, it wouldn't be fair. We're tive messages to them in support all human beings. Not all people of the popular anti-bulare bad in a country, lying day on Feb. 29. there's good too." In a similar vein, Both principal the school will also be Arlene Martin and hosting a multicultural school counselday, spearheaded by lor Vince White Harman, to highlight praised the thoughthow important an fulness and matuacceptance of other rity of the girls' work. cultures is. Addressing bullying Ashika Harman, "People should accept right, and Hayley can be a tough subeach other no matter ject, but to shine a Coulson what background or light on the layered religion they are," said and complicated Harman. notion of belonging is The connection between antito tackle a complex idea. bullying day and the school's "When something is driven multicultural events is one from the students it can have Harman and friend Hayley greater reaches than when staff Coulson, also an organizer of imposes its view," said White. the events, drew themselves. The "And they're discussing the initiatives focus on inclusivegreater reaches of belonging, ness and the ethic present in more than just bullying." both, whether it considers one's ancestry or age, is the same. —Sean Kolenko
Molineux provided a troubling anecdote from Irwin Park was first on the list of elementary her junior year of high school. Somebody had schools to visit. started a website solely devoted to public gossipAfter polling the Grade 6 students, it was ing about her friend. learned that half of them had already "She would have to check the experienced some form of bullying. website everyday and she would All of the students wrote pledges on see all these hurtful comments that posters that day. people were saying about her," These were some of the students' said Molineux. declarations: I will include the new She also revealed just how highperson. I will not exclude anyone. I tech bullying has become in recent will say hi to everyone. years. At one point there was an "They are displayed in the classroom application on Facebook called where they can be reminded of it Bathroom Wall that gave users free everyday," said Molineux. "Hopefully rein to anonymously post messages the teachers and everyone else will try about people. to hold them responsible to it." "These girls from my [elemenThe staff and students at WVSS tary] school wrote about their own will make pledges on Pink Shirt Day Students Erica Mason friends saying they were stupid and and Shahin Sharafaldin on Feb. 29. The impetus for a nationthey were sluts," said Molineux. al day of anti-bullying awareness was with youth worker The slanderous online activity in response to an incident at a Nova Leanne Warner. snowballed to the point where the Scotia high school in which a student principal of the school got involved was bullied for wearing a pink shirt and sat the girls down for a bullying intervention. on the first day of school. Starting these conversations at the elementary The WVSS community doesn't just dedicate school level is key, said Warner. one day to curbing bullying. Gay and lesbian The WVSS students who took the Beyond the organizations as well as Rotary International, Hurt training are taking their knowledge to the which has an ethics and values program, are roufeeder schools. It is hoped that bullying behavtinely invited to speak to the Grade 10 students. iour will be thwarted before high school. In the school's hallways Beyond the Hurt "I think a lot of it too is that they don’t even ambassadors will be out in full force, spreading realize that they are bullying, said Warner. "Not messages of mutual respect. including other people, turning their back, the "These are leaders for the school," said Warner. eye rolling — all that is a form of bullying. So just "It’s up to them to really get in there and train getting the conversation going so they kind of others. And just keep it alive and talk about it recognize their behavior and hopefully change it." throughout the year."
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here is no putting it off any longer. You really must start getting your trees and shrubs back into shape before the dormant season ends. Pruning extends the health and life of all the trees in your garden, enhances their beauty and prevents them from crowding out other plants. Let’s start with evergreen conifers. Junipers are probably the biggest problem when it comes to keeping shrubs in check. Whether they are low or medium spreading types, or an upright variety, they need to be pruned at least yearly to enhance their appearance and to keep them from taking over. With electric hedge trimmers or two-handled grass shears in hand, simply trim back into last year’s growth while shaping the plant. Low spreading varieties usually look best in a fan shape, while uprights can vary depending upon their form, but I have found the narrower you prune them, the better they look. If they get ahead of you, you may have to be a little more severe. Remember if you prune back into the old hard wood, it takes a long time for your junipers to look good
again. There are, however, a couple of exceptions to take note of. Whether they are compact ornamentals or tall specimens, all pine and spruce trees are best pruned in May. The reason is that they grow by producing buds, or candles, which should be allowed to ‘pop’ before pruning. If you cut the buds or candles off, it may be a whole year before any growth appears, leaving a rather chopped appearance. Prune pines in May when the new candles are shooting up profusely. When this new growth is continued, PAGE 13
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www.northshoreoutlook.com continued from, PAGE 12 pruned, conforming to the shape of the tree of course, a multitude of new buds will develop, ensuring much slower, bushier growth. You can even cut back into older wood at this time and still get bud development for next season. The pruned-back candles will still develop this season, leaving a much more attractive tree. The same is true of spruce trees. Let the new buds pop first, then prune following the shape of the tree. Although many new growth tips will be cut off, others back further on the branches will develop nicely to fill in the tree. Try to maintain a rather narrow form on all your spruce trees, especially blue spruce, to keep them looking handsome without overpowering the landscape. Many broadleaved evergreens can be pruned back now as well. Laurels, Photinia fraseri, summer-blooming heather, boxwood, euonymus and many others should be cut back fairly hard to maintain their shape and prevent them from becoming too big for their location. A mid-summer pruning may also be necessary for very fast growing broadleaved evergreens. Pieris japonicas, azaleas, camellias and rhododendrons should be trimmed just as their flowers finish in April or May. Most flowering shrubs should not be pruned now for fear of cutting off this year’s flowers. As a rule of thumb, prune most varieties immediately after they flower. Mophead hydrangeas, lilacs and forsythias are classic examples. Weigelas, deutzia, potentillas and a few other flowering shrubs bloom on new growth and can certainly be pruned now. When you prune flowering shrubs back immediately after blooming,
keep two things in mind. First, try to keep them compact because they so quickly overpower a garden. Many new, more dwarf varieties are solving this problem. Second, try to renew the plant by taking out the old hard wood, leaving the more recent growth from the past two years to give you good colour. This summer’s growth on forsythia, for example, will not be as spectacular as last year’s wood. Chinese witch hazels also bloom best on old wood. It is also a good idea to thin out shrubs, leaving lots of room for air and sunshine to circulate and penetrate. Look at the shape of the shrub before you prune, and try to maintain or improve that shape. Flowering trees, too, should be pruned after you have enjoyed their blossoms. I follow three simple rules: first, cut out any diseased or damaged branches; second, cut out all the thin and wispy branches that grow toward the centre and clutter up the tree; third, cut back the ends of the major branches to check the growth. Always try to maintain the integral shape of the tree when pruning. Having someone on the ground directing where to make the cuts is a big help. Roses should not be pruned until after the last hard frost in March. Even though at the end of February last year we had a severe cold spell, it’s still alright to prune these plants now. It takes a little work, but pruning is actually interesting and more enjoyable than you think. You have to be a bit of an artist, and you get to judge your work next season when the blooms appear. Brian Minter is a master gardener who operates Minter Gardens in Chilliwack.
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he theme of Monday night’s delegation from Capilano University brass, a re-iteration of the school’s interest in establishing a satellite campus on the city’s waterfront lands, came as little surprise to council. For more than a year, Cap U’s desire to be a part of the area has been well documented. And while no firm decision on its waterfront fate was ultimately made, Cap U inched one step closer to a CNV address after council voted unanimously for staff to begin discussions with the school “to formalize an agreement for the location of a campus at the Shipyards [also known as Lot 5] site.” In addition to that mandate, city hall will also provide support in any discussions the university has with potential partners interested in being part of the oft-discussed parcel of land. Cap U’s need for partnerships is twofold: it has no money to invest in capital projects and would need to enter into a lease agreement with the city should it establish a waterfront presence and, depending on the courses available at the new campus, may establish alliances with other groups for potential space-sharing arrangements. To begin, the school has forecasted a need for 10,000 square feet of space (Lot 5 has the potential for more than 100,000 square feet of development). University president Kris Bulcoft told The Outlook she sees a satellite campus as a space well-suited for classes that run into the evening, such as those offered through Cap U’s continuing education department. Arts-based courses, she added, could also work in such an environment. “We’re not viewing this in a traditional sense. This would be done in a different style, adding a vibrancy to the area,” she said.
“And if other arts groups move there maybe there could be shared spaces with them. The future of post-secondary institutions is to get out of the brick and mortar and engage with the community. This can be a really unique place.” Cap U’s delegation comes on the heels of council’s decision to allow the North Vancouver Museum and Archives to investigate the possibility of moving into the Pipe Shop, the red-roofed building located just north of Shipbuilder’s Square and east of Lot 5. The museum has been searching for a new home for nearly 20 years. Most recently, a new space was being considered as part of an amenity contribution from the Onni Group, potential developers of a large-scale condo complex proposed for Central Lonsdale’s Safeway site. City council, however, has told Onni to scale down the work. As a result of that decision, museum staff were directed to search for another location. The Pipe Shop, however, is much smaller in size — 9,300 square feet — than the 20,000-23,000 square feet Nancy Kirkpatrick, museum director, has indicated her organization wants. That amount of space, said Kirkpatrick, would allow the museum to offer more modern and interactive exhibits.To add floor space to the Pipe Shop, the museum will be exploring whether or not a mezzanine level can be added. “Principally, we think the location is fabulous,” said Kirkpatrick. “Tourists will be drawn there and we believe we can help activate it.” The museum enjoys about 3,500 square feet of exhibition space at its current location in Presentation House, with extra off-site storage. Kirkpatrick said she would like to store items on-site in the future to save money. The other group interested in relocating to the waterfront is the Presentation House Gallery. In a recent inter-
view with The Outlook, Reid Shier, gallery director, said a draft of a “fundraising capacity report” had recently been completed and will soon be presented to the gallery’s board of directors. Once that presentation is made, Shier will take the report to both North Van councils. Like the museum, the gallery has been seeking a standalone space to expand it’s offerings. Its fundraising capabilities, however, hinge on obtaining a dedicated building. “In a new space we could potentially do three shows at once,” said Shier. “And it is highly unlikely that philanthropists would fund a multi-tennanted, city-owned building.” The municipally-owned structure Shier is referring to comes from suggestions, championed by Coun. Rod Clark, about possibly building a catch-all structure on Lot 5 that would house the tenants of the current Presentation House — the gallery, theatre and museum. “I have long maintained that these facilities should be built together. It doesn’t have to be the same as Presentation House,” said Clark. “In fact, it cant be the same as Presentation House. There are a multitude of options.” A few weeks back, Clark requested staff prepare a report outlining each of the decisions council has made in regards to potential tenants for the waterfront lands. That report, he said, will prove valuable when council begins making decisions on who goes where. “Over the past term council has instructed staff on a number of parameters and if I was staff I would be wondering what to do,” said Clark “So, we first need to know what all those instructions have been. Then, council can sift through them and decide which to pursue, which to combine and, if possible, which to jettison.”
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where he went to Irwin Park and Pauline Johnson elementary schools, then Hillside when it was a junior high and West Van High where he was captain of the Highlanders’ senior basketball team in 1965, his Grade 12 year, under Coach Brian Upson. He never played football at West Van because he wore glasses; yet, even without that earlier training, when he did get contacts he played a year with the North Shore t was the bike trip of a lifetime, Cougars juniors and then with opening up the good and the UBC’s junior varsity and varsity bad in the world to a 23-yearThunderbirds as he worked on his old self-confessed “hippie-jock” and teaching degree. While at UBC he the beginning of a life bent on makrepresented his fraternity at least ing the world a better place to live once in no less than 17 sports: basfor everyone. ketball, football, hockey, volleyball, Long before Rick Hansen’s world baseball, golf, field hockey, track, wheelchair tour in 1985, Steve cycling, bowling, curling, tennis, Fonyo’s one-legged run across badminton, field lacrosse, wrestling, Canada in 1984 and Terry Fox’s swimming and soccer. attempt at running the length of Unaware that alcohol and the country in 1980; and even well drugs were overtaking his life, but before West Van’s Clyde McRae depressed and suicidal, he decided walked across Canada in 1973 in a – almost on the spur of the moment Guinness record 96 days, there was and with very little preparation – another West Vancouverite who to head to the Bahamas… on his toured 10,000 miles bicycle. with a bicycle around Now you the U.S. and Mexico. have to realize INSTANT His name is Brock that long-disREPLAY Tully. tance bike ridMuch like McRae’s Len Corben ing was not a cross-Canada trek – email@example.com common activand a later 100-mile ity in 1970. He run around the track would, in fact, at Empire Stadium, be the first both of which I’ve person to cycle written about in past columns – around North America, covering 31 Brock Tully’s bike journey in 1970states and all of Mexico. 71 was done in an attempt to disThe story of his journey (begincover himself and the big world out ning Sept. 8, 1970, and concludthere. ing in mid-March of 1971 after a Little did he know the journey right-hand detour in Florida took would lead to a life filled with writhim to Mexico instead of his plan ing books, more long-distance bike to hitch a ride on a boat bound rides, organizing kindness events for the Bahamas) is recounted in and giving inspirational talks; to say diary form in his first book Coming nothing of coaching basketball at Together. Okanagan College and football with I knew of the book but had the Okanagan Suns for four years, never read it. Published 40 years running marathons and competing ago in 1972, it’s been out of print in triathlons. Did we mention he now for some time, so is hard to can play the harmonica or that he find. Sadly the West Van Memorial can juggle and eat an apple … at Library doesn’t have a copy, but I the same time? His story begins in West Van continued, PAGE 18
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Once completed, divers will be able to appreciate the fruits of their labour — the fundraising efforts of the WVSPS and the physical labour provided by the District of West Vancouver. “Whether it will be large enough to attract international divers, certainly local divers will be around,” said Richards. Three trial reefs were installed at the Ambleside shoreline in 2010. From that experiment, Richards has learned that reefs are conducive to improving the underwater habitat. “It was phenomenal what happened,” he said. “They really bring in an increase in the sea life because the habitat grows kelp and so on.” The WVSPS have retained Adrian Roland, a shoreline coastal engineer who has worked internationally, to provide input to the district. Also consulted for the 2012 shoreline work plan is the West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society and the Department of Fisheries and Oceans. West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith heralded the West Vancouver shoreline preservation work that has been done to date. “It’s clear that West Vancouver residents, this council and past councils appreciate the special environment of West Vancouver and see themselves as stewards of our shoreline. Implementation of the Protection Plan demonstrates a thoughtful and strategic plan to move forward with this important work,” said Smith, in a release.
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MATTRESSES staring at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331 Queen Pillow Top Mattress & Box • 720 Coil 2.5’’ Pillowtop • Brand New • 10 yr. warranty • Your Price $490 604.807.5864 The Mattress Guy
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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
566 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS PEARL DRUM SET, $1000, receipts for $1000 in upgrades, located in Hope. Call 1 (604)869-7329
Call 604-830-7587 www.aptrentals.com NORTH VANCOUVER
LEIGHTON APT 130 East 11th Street Recently renovated 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. Close to Lonsdale Quay. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, shared laundry facilities, u/g parking, carpet, balcony. Includes heat & hot water. Elevator. N/P.
Call 604-861-5746 www.aptrentals.net
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL
AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673
HOMES FOR RENT
SURREY; 5 Bdrm, 2 bathrm house w/carport, 2 kitchens. Fully fenced back yard. new Renod. Boliver Heights (132nd + King G). Skytrain & schools close. W/D incl. 2100 sqft $1700/mo Deepak @ 778-837-2348
Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022
2008 HONDA 150 CRF Dirt Bike Less than 20 hours operating time. LIKE NEW. No scratches. $2000. Call 604-845-1895. SPEND YOUR HOURS working on ATV’s, Snowmobiles, and Watercraft. GPRC Fairview Campus, Alberta. Learn to repair small engines, recreational vehicles. Apprenticeship opportunity. On-campus residences. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. TWO WHEELIN’ EXCITEMENT! Motorcycle Mechanic Program, GPRC Fairview College Campus. Hands-on training - street, off-road, dual sport bikes. Challenge 1st year Apprenticeship exam. 1-888999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.
Spacious 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 2 Blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Balcony parking at back. Laundry fac. avail. Swim pool & sauna.
#1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200
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
HOUSES FOR SALE
NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or www.856-dogs.com
PRESA CANARIO P/B UKC, black, ready. $700. Both parents approx. 120 to 150 lbs. Call 778-552-1525. Need A Vehicle! Guaranteed Auto Loan. Apply Now, 1.877.680.1231 www.UapplyUdrive.ca
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AT NORTHWEST ROOFING Re-roofing, Repair & New Roof Specialists. Work Guar. WCB.10% Senior’s. Disc. Jag 778-892-1530
WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in February, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. www.creditdrivers.ca 1-888593-6095.
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On Time, As Promised, Service Guaranteed!
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Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!!
Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988
821 CARS - SPORTS & IMPORTS
CENTURY APT 250 East 15th Ave.
612 BUSINESSES FOR SALE BAKERY for sale in one of the larger & fastest growing areas in Kelowna BC. Well equipped & priced to sell. For more info call 250-763-5794
CARS - DOMESTIC
1995 CAMRY, 4 door, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, new tires, AirCared, mint cond. $3500/obo. Ph 604-931-1236 2004 HONDA CIVIC, brown metallic, 4 dr., 5 sp. manual trasm., p/L, A/C, CD, $5600. (604) 218-9795. 2009 HONDA FIT- 4 dr hatch back, 50K, Auto p/w. p/s, red. Auto Start. $8,800: (604) 218-9795. 2010 HONDA CRV 38,000 KMS, auto, 4 x 4, gray. Loaded. $19,400: Phone (604) 218-9795.
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best price. Best quality. All shapes & colours available. 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper?
353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS
MISC. FOR SALE
GRYF PAINTING & DECORATING Family owned and operated Interior /Exterior, Residential/Commercial, Drywall/Texture repairs. Projects done on time and budget. Licenced & Insured. Free written estimates. Call Peter 604-614-2222
WEED FREE Mushroom Manure 13 yards - $180 or Well Rotted 10 yds - $200. 604-856-8877
HOMES FOR SALE-SUPER BUYS
604.986.0003 Ofﬁce 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al firstname.lastname@example.org
JUNK REMOVAL Recycled Earth Friendly
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CALL TODAY FOR A 10% Discount of 2012 Lawn Services. FREE QUOTES
Applicants require a clean driver’s abstract and criminal background check. Forward resume and certifications to: WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset Journeyman Pressman. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: email@example.com.
SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/400OT 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT.
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• Yard Clean Ups • Aeration Packages • Cut & Edge • Garden Services • Residential Snow Removal & De-icing
ABC HANDYMAN. Reno, Framing, Carpentry, D-Wall, Electric, Plumbing. Refs. Call Kevin 604-308-0064.
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GAS MECHANIC for busy logging company in the
AL ISAAC (Former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin
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MERCHANDISE FOR SALE
Auction Water/Wine Bottling Line, Bottling Line, s/s tanks, filtration system, restaurant equipment & more. Feb 25, 11AM, West Kelowna, BC, View photos at (Special Auction) doddsauction.com 1-866-545-3259
DIRECTOR OF GOLF OPERATIONS - Full/Part Time or Seasonal manager of course, pro-shop, restaurant for Nico Wynd Golf Course in S. Surrey. View job posting at www.nicowynd.bc.ca
CVI CERTIFIED MECHANIC wanted for Langley Fleet Shop. F/T, Good wages & benefits. Fax resume to: 604-513-8004 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Valley Therapeutic in Aldergrove is accepting new riders/volunteers all ages. Come, enjoy our indoor arena & trails on safe, reliable school horses with our Cantra certified instructors. Contact the office at 604-857-1267, email email@example.com.
MOVIE EXTRAS !
WEBCO LEDUC - division of Sun Media, requires Full-time Heatset/Coldset 1st & 2nd Pressmen. 15 unit Goss Community. Competitive rates and benefits. Email resume: firstname.lastname@example.org.
604-739-7435 or email pedsvancouver@ bayshore.ca
WE BUY HOUSES The OLDER. The DIRTIER. The BETTER. Flexible Terms. Quick Closing. Call us First! 604.657.9422
847 SPORT UTILITY VEHICLES
1993 TOYOTA 4 RUNNER, 201 K, runs great, new tires/deck, needs care, asking $2,200. (604)782-6600 2004 JEEP GRAND Cherokee Ltd. 4x4, auto, green, 126K, $7700 firm. Call 604-538-4883
TRUCKS & VANS
2001 GMC SIERRA 4x4, ext cab, auto, green, 135K, $8800 firm. Call: (604)538-9257
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