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panies much greater ability to export oil sands crude to Asia, reducing their dependence on the U.S. market. That’s also the goal of the rival $6.6-billion Northern Gateway pipeline proposed by Enbridge to cross northern B.C. Kinder Morgan argues its use of an existing corridor is not only less expensive but would mean less environmental impact than Enbridge’s new pipeline route. Enbridge counters its completed line would be more efficient for shippers because its planned deepwater terminal at Kitimat would serve the largest supertankers that cannot enter Burrard Inlet. Many environmental groups oppose both B.C. pipelines and some Metro Vancouver politicians have expressed concern about a Trans Mountain expansion. The Union of B.C. Municipalities voted in September to seek a careful environmental assessment and extensive public consultation of any plan to ship more oil in B.C. The Kinder Morgan pipeline doesn’t just carry oil. It also supplies 90 per cent of the gasoline used in the Lower Mainland. Just 26 tankers have loaded at Westridge so far this year. Hobenshield said demand is cyclical and more oil is being sent south into Washington State via a spur line at Sumas.

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Focused on filmmaking Through his short films, seventh grader Mackenzie Harmon hopes to make a big difference


ike any filmmaker with a budding production company, Mackenzie Harmon always has a business card handy. You never know when you’re going to meet someone who’s interested in your work. Harmon keeps his cards in his backpack. Next to his lunch and homework. And he’s probably going to need to order a new batch soon. The 12-year-old’s videos have already landed him a couple of appearances on Citytv’s Breakfast TV, a spotlight feature on the Vancouver Canucks website and a large YouTube following. But the seventh grader doesn’t act likes he’s big-time. He’s polite, taking off his black ball cap when he sits down, and authentically modest when talking about his growing catalogue of videos available at and youtube. com/316mackie. After munching on an orange pumpkin-shaped shortbread COCOA cookie he explains how it all started: Ms. Stewart, his Grade WITH 6 teacher, asked him to do a Justin Beddall short video for Pink Day, an editor@northshore anti-bullying initiative in B.C. schools. She knew he liked making videos. But he had only two days to make a short film— and the entire school, from kindergarten to Grade 7, would be assembling to watch it. He started shooting after school at the skateboard park with his iPod 4 with the help of a few friends and family. The next evening he furiously edited his video. On Wednesday his video was projected onto a large screen in the gymnasium. “People knew I made videos before but not like this,” he says. “I wanted to make more videos because of the great response I got.” Truth is, Mac, as he’s known to friends, has known from an early age that he wanted to be a filmmaker. He got his first camera — a big JVC that he got at Zellers which he still has — at seven, shortly after announcing to his mom

and dad that he wanted to go to film school. When discussing movies he talks about his two favourite directors, Steven Spielberg and James Cameron. Harmon shot Pink Day with an iPod 4 and edited on a PC. “That was before I had a Mac,” he says. Now, he’s video-making mostly using his iPhone 4 and editing on his MacBook Pro. “I use iMovie but want to get Final Cut [editing software],” he says. For Christmas, he’s hoping for a digital camera that shoots video. Since Pink Day, his videos have piled up quickly — and all deliver important messages, from bullying and youth homelessness to how Vancouver rallied together after the Stanley Cup riots. His latest is a Remembrance Day video that begins with grainy archival footage from the First World War and ends in Afghanistan, where his uncle recently returned from a peacekeeping mission. He’s hoping “Remember” will be posted on the Facebook page Canada Remembers. Next up? Probably a video to provide awareness about animal abuse. “I just have a love for animals,” he says. As he says on his website, “The point of my videos is not about me or how many views I can get but to bring awareness to these causes because we all have family and we are all affected in one way or another.” The young filmmaker feels he can get important messages to a wider audience through making videos. “A couple of days ago I got my 100th subscriber he says, tearing open a mini Twizzler pack that came with his Halloween cookie. “I just like sharing videos with everyone.” For now when thinking about his future career, he’s focused on filmmaking — or pro skateboarding. Or maybe both. “I’m really addicted to skateboarding right now — same with filmmaking.”

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“People, all they do is leave West Van; it’s so sleepy,” he says. As a lawyer, Cameron works for the Department of Justice Canada on a wide variety of litigation, including aboriginal rights claims. He is also a director of the West Vancouver Community Centres Society.

FAMILY SPONSORS: Blum Family, Bolton Family, Corbett Family, Hatton Family, Miles-Luthy Family, Jo-Anne (Kates) Weiler Family MEDIA SPONSOR: The Outlook IN-KIND SPONSORS: Ambleside Animal Hospital, Amici Restaurant, At Home, Avantage Esthetics, Bake House Dundarave, Bean Around the World, Bears Toy Store, Black Hills Winery, Chapman Family, CocoLoco Cafe, Cute Paws Pet Foods & Supplies, District of West Vancouver, Frontier Video, Grouse Mountain, Howe Sound Brewing, Knit and Stitch Shoppe, La Regalade Restaurant, Libations Liquor Store, Limelight Florist, Mangia E Bevi Restaurant, Maple Leaf Garden Centres, Metropolitan Fine Printers, Michael Scott, Mops on Bellevue, Panago Pizza, Pressed Metals, Presto Cucina Restaurant West Vancouver, Rasmussen Family, Red Lion Bar and Grill, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory at Park Royal, Sebastion & Company, Simpson Home Hardware, Sun Spirit Gallery, The Vitamin House, Thrifty Foods, Toy Jungle, Vrroom, Valetor Dry Cleaners, West Coast Seeds, West Van Florist, West Van Vacuum Centre, West Vancouver Acupuncture Clinic, Zen Sushi Restaurant.

Michael Evison Website: Resides: Sandy Cove

Mary-Ann Booth has served the West Van school district as trustee for the past six years. Now she hopes to help shape the community as a whole by running for

councillor. “We have a lot to be proud of in West Vancouver: a beautiful and safe community, a colourful history, and wonderful amenities,” said Booth. “I’m committed to honouring those assets, but I believe we can do better. I envision a more livable, more vibrant and more engaged community.” Booth concludes the biggest challenge in West Van is balancing high expectations for community services with financial prudence. “We managed it very successfully in [School] District 45, where parents wanted excellent education despite unprecedented financial restraint; I’m confident we can do the same on council,” she said. Booth retired from law in 2005, after 20 years as a business lawyer and Crown prosecutor. In addition to her work as a school trustee, Booth also sits on various municipal working groups and advisory committees.

Expanding the District of West Vancouver’s relationship with Michael Evison First Nations is a subject that incumbent councillor Michael Evison would like to tackle, if elected for another term. Finding affordable housing for seniors and low income families is another challenge, says Evison. “I want to see us engage a citizens’ group to find out where and how we can achieve more affordable housing,” he adds. Evison is calling for major housing developments in West Vancouver to include smaller suites. He has also seen firsthand the looming homelessness situation on the North Shore; as acting mayor, he spent the day with the local Meals on Wheels program. “It’s shocking to realize how many disadvantaged people there are on the North Shore,” said Evison. “Most of us don’t know because we don’t have an occasion to know.” In 1990, Evison started Calibre Landscaping, an eco-friendly garden design and construction company. He is also the West Van director of the North Shore Family Court - Youth Justice Committee.

Craig Cameron Website: Resides: Ambleside

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Financial and environmental sustainability, vitality and inclusiveness are the principles by Craig Cameron which Craig Cameron is running his election campaign. A champion of West Van’s natural splendor, Cameron wants to protect Whyte Lake, near Horseshoe Bay, from being developed. However, the single biggest issue on the minds of most voters appears to be the levels of taxation and municipal spending, says Cameron. “We need to seek creative funding sources,” he suggests. “The appointment of a Municipal Auditor General would assist in addressing the municipal spending issue.” West Vancouver needs more public spaces to boost vitality, perhaps a satellite campus of Capilano University, figures Cameron. Pre-K to Grade 12 Grammar

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A scenic carpenter in the movie industry, Gregg Gregg Henderson Henderson would paint a marine park in his picture of the Ambleside waterfront. The West Vancouver native started his carpentry career in the early ‘70s doing small jobs in West Van, before transitioning to high-end home renovations. The “concerned citizen” says there are too many decisions being made during in-camera meetings at West Vancouver District hall. In the summer of 2010, Henderson was part of a citizens’ group that was successful in reversing West Van council’s decision to decommission the Ambleside boat ramp. He is now working towards the improvement and enhancement of the facility. Henderson says he is not in favour of highrise buildings in West Van. “They are going to put this [high rise] in the middle of the most clogged intersection in West Van,” said Henderson, referring to a proposed tower at Park Royal. David Jones Website: Resides: Ambleside

Self-proclaimed relentless volunteer David Jones is hoping to David Jones be the voice of change at West Vancouver District hall. “Basically the nuts and bolts of everything is I get involved with politics when I think there needs to be change,” said Jones. He wants to open the lines of communication between West Van residents and district council. “I don’t believe people are being involved in the some of the decisions that are being made,” said Jones. He cites the recent addition of new bus shelters in West Van as an example. “Is it worth it, when you see how much anger it is causing the community?” asks Jones. He also has a clear idea of how to make the revitalization of Ambleside work. “It needs to be developed into something sim-

ilar to Coal Harbour or Whistler, with anchor tenants and smaller tenants,” said Jones. Jones’ current volunteer portfolio includes the Coho Festival and the West Vancouver Sunshine Coast - Sea to Sky Country Electoral District. Michael Lewis Website: Stearman Beach area

Restoring fiscal and operational discipline to local government Michael Lewis is a priority for West Vancouver incumbent councillor Michael Lewis. Maintaining or enhancing municipal services while “respecting residents’ finite ability to pay” is also important, he said. His solution: West Van should share components of administrative services with neighbouring governments thereby reducing managerial and supervisory overheads. Lewis says he generally supports the goal of revitalizing Ambleside. He weighs in on the arts component of the Ambleside Now project. “The suggestion of a large “gallery” at the foot of 14th [Street] is illogical and has met with considerable and, in my view, appropriate negative reaction from the public,” said Lewis. “My sense is that an arts enclave in Ambleside must be of a less imposing scale and complimentary to the natural environment.” Lewis, a semi-retired executive from the telecom sector, who currently provides managerial consulting services, is also president of both the Autism Society of B.C. and Canada. Max Nikpay Website: Resides: British Properties

Longtime West Vancouverite Max Nikpay wants to create a stronger relationship between Max Nikpay residents and city hall. “Being councillor is not just reading staff reports on Friday evening and participating at council meetings, it requires hours of public connections, participations and discussions,” said Nikpay. The biggest issues in West Vancouver are ECTIONS CIVIC EL affordable housing, municipal overspending and lack of transparNOV. 19 ency, he believes. 2011 “Fixing these problems

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Working Together to Manage

Snow and Ice in Your Municipality

Snow season is upon us. Your municipality monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months. When snow and icy conditions are forecast, crews and equipment are dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis. The first priority for municipal crews, during and after a snowfall, is to clear the major arterial streets, as well as bus routes, bus stops, and access to emergency services (e.g. fire halls, ambulance stations and hospital). The second priority is to clear collector streets and routes leading to schools. Once conditions have stabilized on first and second priority routes, crews will begin to clear local streets. Local streets are not ploughed immediately during a snow event. In the event of continual snowfall, it may take longer than normal for ploughs to reach local streets as first and second priority streets will require additional attention. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during a snow event as municipal crews work to keep your streets clear and safe. For more information on your municipality’s snow and ice removal policy and how you can prepare for winter storms, please contact your local municipality. É

You Can Help Before a snowfall: É Prepare for an emergency. Keep an emergency kit and supplies in your home, office and car. During an emergency, such as a large-scale power outage, residents may be without services or assistance for up to 72 hours. Visit the North Shore Emergency Management Office website at, or call 604-969-7000 to find out more about personal emergency preparedness and for information on free emergency preparedness workshops. É Stock up on food supplies and ensure that your prescriptions are filled. É Note the locations of fire hydrants and catch basins around your property. É Purchase and install quality snow tires. Tune-up your vehicle for winter driving. É Keep a shovel and supply of salt handy for sidewalks and driveways. É Make alternate arrangements (such as taking public transit) to commute to work, school, or medical appointments when it snows. É Monitor local weather reports.

When it snows: É Drive only if necessary. Public transit is a good alternative. É Park in your driveway, not on the street. This will allow snow ploughs and salt spreaders the room required to safely clear the street. This is particularly important on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways. Please note that lanes/alleys are not ploughed during a snow event. ÉObserve posted signs that may restrict on-street parking in some areas during periods of heavy snow. É Do not abandon your car if it gets stuck. Illegally parked cars that hamper snow clearing may be ticketed and/or towed. É Remove snow from your sidewalk. The owner or occupier of an industrial, commercial or multi-family property is required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from the sidewalks and footpaths bordering the real property as soon as practicable after the cessation of any snow or ice accumulation. Residents of single-family properties are also asked to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their home in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians. (Note: the City of North Vancouver bylaw also requires removal of snow from sidewalks fronting residential properties). Please visit your municipal website to learn more about snow clearing bylaws in your community: District of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 7125 City of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 6234 District of West Vancouver Traffic and Parking Bylaw 4370 É Check your municipality’s website for snow shovelling tips. É Clear snow away from fire hydrants. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate the hydrant in the event of an emergency. É Clear snow and ice from the catch basins in front of your home or business. This will allow for proper drainage and will reduce the chance of flooding on the street and on property. É Check on neighbours and family members who may need some extra assistance.


Stay away from rivers and creeks. With heavy rainfall or melting snowpack comes increased risk, due to elevated water levels, swift moving currents, and bank erosion. Report downed power lines. Stay clear and contact BC Hydro at 1-888-POWERON. Go to BC Hydro’s website for further information about power outages at

Collection Services During a Snow Event In the event of hazardous road conditions due to snow and ice, it may be necessary to suspend garbage, recycling and green waste collection in some or all parts of the North Shore. Garbage Collection (North Van District): If your garbage collection (single family or multi-family) is missed, then collection will not occur until the next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pick-up. Please remove your garbage containers from the curb and store until the next scheduled collection day. Garbage Collection (North Van City and West Van): If your garbage collection is missed, then crews will attempt to make the collection the following day. Please ensure that your containers are not buried in snow. If crews are unable to collect your material the next day, then it will be collected on your next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pickup. Note for all North Shore residences: If your garbage/recycling is normally collected from the street: Do not place your garbage cans and recycling containers on the road. Keep them on the sidewalk or boulevard and remove them as soon as possible after they have been emptied. Recycling Collection (North and West Vancouver): If recycling collection is missed, crews will attempt service the following day. If crews are not able to collect your material the next day, please remove it from the curb until your next scheduled collection day. Green Waste Collection: will be suspended in the District of North Vancouver during snow and icy conditions, allowing crews to focus on garbage collection. Green waste collection may also be suspended in the City of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver. Please check with your municipality for more information Schools can also be affected by heavy snowfall: In the event of a major snowfall, local area schools may be closed. Please check the following websites during a snow event for more information. North Vancouver School District: West Vancouver School District: or (604) 981-1234 (24 hours) Independent/Private Schools: Please contact the school directly.

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fter more than two decades working as a commercial pilot, North Vancouver’s Stephan Grisbrook had some thinking to do. Grisbrook’s then-employer Japan Airlines had decided to close down the base Grisbrook worked at in 2009, sending 160 pilots packing. He took some time off, evaluating his options. With three baseball-playing sons, all members of the North Shore Twins squad at various times, Grisbrook was struck with an idea — an indoor training facility for the Twins. In the offseason, Twins’ players had to drive to Richmond or to the University of British Columbia for their workouts.

So, Grisbrook went hunting for an old warehouse the team could use. After some looking, Grisbrook says he found a place he didn’t pursue because of zoning issues, his plans began to evolve. Instead of focusing on a place solely for the Twins, Grisbrook envisioned a fullfledged training facility where a number of teams can do their workouts. Fast forward two years and Grisbrook is opening the doors to Inside Performance, an integrated heathcare and athletic training facility. Tucked between steel yards and railway tracks, in the shadow of the Second Narrows bridge, Inside Performance boasts turflaid batting cages, full gym, as well as a chiropractic and massage area. “Our niche is baseball and girls fastpitch,” Grisbrook told The Outlook.

“But we’re open to other sports as well” Grisbrook said Inside Performance is also offering “functional movement screens,” a system where athletes do a series of exercises — think lunges and jumping — and trainers use the results to craft a personalized workout. Thus far, seven of the eight little leagues on the North Shore have signed up for training, as have the North Shore Twins and the Coquitlam Reds. The baseball academy planned for West Vancouver’s Sentinel secondary next year will also use Inside Performance for training.

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Trish Panz Website: Resides: Eagle Harbour Trish Panz’s re-election platform focuses on preserving the heritage Trish Panz of Ambleside and the natural environment of West Vancouver. Implementing West Vancouver’s Parks Master Plan in 2012, introducing an invasive species policy and ensuring long-term protection of the mountainside would be Panz’s goals, if elected. Her vision for Ambleside is to renew the 1300block of Marine Drive to fit with today — “a place that embraces the arts, our heritage, innovation, in keeping with our natural environment, connects us to our waterfront and invites and includes all of us”. Panz believes the biggest issue facing West Van, and North Van, taxpayers is the replacement of the Lions Gate Treatment Plant. “The goal should always be to find a way to work together for the health of the region,” she said. A physical therapist that has worked in both public and private practice, Panz is also active in non-profit volunteering as part of the Master Gardener of BC program.

Carolanne Reynolds Website: Resides: Dundarave Perennial District of West Vancouver council watcher and Carolanne one-time councillor Carolanne Reynolds Reynolds is hoping for another crack at civic politics. Her election platform focuses on transparency, inclusiveness and collaboration in the decisionmaking process on DWV council. She lobbied for nine months and succeeded in getting the


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community. The five-term councillor says the issues of the day are civic finances and housing. “We will look for efficiencies with the new [West Van District] financial officer, while overall still providing quality services and keeping taxes as low as we can; and we can do it,” promises Soprovich. The “housing pilot program” where council looked at allowing laneway homes as part of an affordable housing strategy remains unfinished business, said Soprovich. He remains skeptical on the new $39.5 million price tag for the proposed public safety building, saying the cost must be covered wholly by the sale of municipal property in the 1300-block of Marine Drive. Soprovich, a retired barber, is the past chairman of West Van Community Day and past president of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Vivian Vaughan No website Resides: Cypress Park Estates One-time West Van councillor Vivian Vaughan will call for an Vivian Vaughan external review of municipal operations, if elected. “I suppose my literature draws attention to unsustainable municipal spending,” said Vaughan. continued, PAGE 16




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If you are part of this lucky and growing sector, you probably enjoy setting your own hours of work, balancing family and work responsibilities, avoiding a daily commute over the bridge and of course cost–saving. You also benefit from friendly zoning bylaws. For many of us who have chosen this way of doing business, these factors are compelling. We thrive on the open time and space to think and work creatively. On the other hand, isolation can be a down-side. We have the efficiencies and speed of all the new technologies but we sometimes miss our associates. Clearly though, the benefits win or there wouldn’t be close to 4,000 of us.

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Candidates for school board (West Vancouver) Christine Banham No website Resides: Cedardale West Van resident Christine Banham could have gone either way â&#x20AC;&#x201D; municipal Christine Banham or school board â&#x20AC;&#x201D; with her candidacy for local government. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of people have been saying why donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t I run for council; but right now itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not the right time,â&#x20AC;? said Banham. She is active in a myriad of District of West Vancouver working groups including being a member of the Port of Metro Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s North Shore Waterfront Liaison Committee. But for now, her main focus is on education in West Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think the school board is an important part that gets overlooked,â&#x20AC;? says Banham. She said the challenge in West Van is developing programs that will prepare students for the diverse range of vocational or professional career paths. â&#x20AC;&#x153;When we commit to a new program, what does that set us up for down the road? questions Banham. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Will it be feasible down the road? The Scotiabank senior manager of global transaction banking said itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s prudent to have a good assessment. Carolyn Broady No website Resides: Ambleside Carolyn Broady â&#x20AC;&#x201D; current West Van District Parent Advisory Council president â&#x20AC;&#x201D; is ready to make an upwards Carolyn Broady move in education advocacy to trustee. Since her children were young, the stay-at-home mom has volunteered extensively in the local education community. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I really like the work they are doing in the West Van School District; they are doing innovative things,â&#x20AC;? said Broady. But sometimes keeping ahead of the education curve comes at a cost, she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I find [the WVSD] is moving forward very quickly with technology,â&#x20AC;? added Broady. â&#x20AC;&#x153;My aim is to maintain a consistent balance between the use of technology and the delivery of core curriculum while upholding achievement levels.â&#x20AC;? Broady said her son - who attends West Vancouver

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Reema Faris walked into her first Parents Advisory Council meeting Reema Faris in 2006 and walked out as Ă&#x2030;cole Cedardaleâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s representative to West Van DPAC. Are we rushing too quickly to embrace social media as a teaching tool?, asked Faris. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I think one of the concerns I have, is at the end of the day the world still operates on the principle of human connection,â&#x20AC;? she said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A rush to introduce technology is at the risk of losing these connections.â&#x20AC;? Each student in the West Van School District has a dashboard - a webpage that allows them to interact with teachers and fellow students. Faris said this is emphasizing the Facebook aspect of communications. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m not sure if thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s where I would place my priority,â&#x20AC;? she added. â&#x20AC;&#x153;I would rather see these students learn how to do a spreadsheet before they learn to â&#x20AC;&#x2DC;friendâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; someone.â&#x20AC;? A Masters student at SFU in Graduate Liberal Studies, Faris also works as a teaching assistant in SFUâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Department of Humanities. Jane Kellett No website Resides: Bowen Island

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same time as well. He was out of sports and behind in his schooling. He elected to transfer to West Van High for the 1961-62 school year, taking half Grade 12 and half senior matric (Grade 13) courses. It meant living in Vancouver with his grandmother and driving to school in an old Morris Oxford automobile he had. Each high school sport made its own eligibility rules in those days. He was ineligible for football but okay for basketball where he was a North Shore first all-star as the Highlanders won the Howe Sound tournament and went on to finish eighth in B.C. after losing their opening game to Victoria, the eventual champions. His teammates knew him as Lefty, but in the classroom he went by Al. He didn’t think teachers LEFTY IS ALRIGHT - Lefty would want to Hendrickson (above) played for call him by his the B.C. Lions from 1968-74. nickname but he Above: Lefty Hendrickson collection. didn’t want to Left: Len Corben collection. revert to Lynn, so he went by his middle name. fo followed in their dad’s If you check out fo footsteps, both playing the grad photos fo football at the University now in the upper Minneso and as offensive of Minnesota S d hall at West Van Secondary, you’ll find his picture above the name linemen in the CFL (Craig with Saskatchewan, Edmonton, B.C., A. Hendrickson. Winnipeg and Toronto from 1991-99 Since he couldn’t play school footand back with B.C. 2000-01; Scott ball, he played quarterback with with Saskatchewan from 1992-97 and the Junior Big Four League’s North B.C. 1998-2000). Shore Cougars, something he did for For a time they were teammates four years, a couple of seasons while with B.C., including 2000 when the attending the University of Oregon Lions won the Grey Cup, although during the rest of the year. This was Scott left the team 12 games into the at the same time season to begin a firefighting career. Harry Jerome was He lives in Tsawwassen and is starunning for Oregon. tioned in Kitsilano. Craig is lead “The reason I chose pastor at Living Hope, the Brooklyn Oregon was because First Free Methodist Church in New at that point they York, after six years pastoring in Los were one of the top Angeles. three universities for So, all in all, living the life of Lefty physical education has been pretty good. in the States. I also wanted to play basketThis is episode 438 from Len ball or football. I went down there as Corben’s treasure chest of stories – a walk-on.” the great events and the quirky – that He redshirted in 1964 and played bring to life the North Shore’s rich for the Ducks in the 1965, ’66 and sports history. ’67 seasons, the last two as the starting tight end. He was an honourable mention Pac 8 Conference selection one year. Lefty follows his alma mater’s football closely and has a tough decision coming up November 5. He has season tickets for Lions’ games and B.C. has a key final regular-season game with Montreal at B.C. Place that • Pre-approvals night. But Oregon, currently • Construction mortgages ranked seventh in U.S. col& major renos lege ball, plays the University of • Self employed Änancing Washington that same evening in • Switch your mortgage to RBC Seattle. After his football career was over, Lefty lived for almost 20 years in Manitoba where he had a Ford dealership in Brandon. RBC Mobile Mortgage Specialist The last seven years he’s been in sales with Falcon Railing Manufacturing in Kelowna. His sons, Craig and Scott

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From the garden to the plate West Van authorâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new cookbook pairs Vancouver or every season there is a different chef in West Vancouver writer Evaleen Jaager Royâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s tribute to the beauties of our gardens and the bounties of our restaurants. Her new book is called Four Chefs One Garden. For the readers who are gardeners, each section not only gives you practical advice on what will grow well that season, but she encourages her readers to slow down and, yes, smell the roses (summer), rhododendrons (spring), hibiscus (autumn), and hellebores (winter.) For the readers who are gourmands, she pairs each season with a chef who brings the flavours of the season to life: Michel Jacob of Le Crocodile (spring); Umberto Menghi of Il Giardino, Il Caminetto, Trattoria and Umbertoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (summer); Hidekazu Tojo of Tojoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s (autumn); and Vikram Vij of Vijâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s and Rangoli (winter.) With winter solstice soon upon us â&#x20AC;&#x201C; and the hope it brings of longer days â&#x20AC;&#x201C; we turn to Vikram Vij to fill us with the warm glow of a wonderful dinner shared with family and friends.


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Dave Stevenson No website Resides: Horseshoe Bay Modeling some senior high school classes after a university tutorial setting might better prepare Dave Stevenson students for the transition to post secondary institutions, says incumbent trustee Dave Stevenson. He figures that move could free up teaching staff and put more resources into younger grades. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We need to look at education in a different way,â&#x20AC;? says Stevenson. The biggest challenge facing the West Van School District, in Stevensonâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s opinion, is making sure the new senior administration has the support they need to keep education in West Van on the cutting edge. And from a financial standpoint thatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s not easy, says Stevenson. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We get hit with unexpected costs sometimes from Victoria,â&#x20AC;? he explains. â&#x20AC;&#x153;We donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t operate with a lot of extra money around.â&#x20AC;? Stevenson has spent 18 years as a trustee in West Van. He works with youth and families as a counsellor, is a part-time instructor at Douglas College and estimates that he has coached 40 sports teams in the West Van community.

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INDEX IN BRIEF FAMILY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . . . . . . 1-8 COMMUNITY ANNOUNCEMENTS . . . . 9-57 TRAVEL . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 61-76 CHILDREN . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 80-98 EMPLOYMENT . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 102-198 BUSINESS SERVICES . . . . . . . . . . 203-387 PETS & LIVESTOCK . . . . . . . . . . . 453-483 MERCHANDISE FOR SALE . . . . . . 503-587 REAL ESTATE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 603-696 RENTALS . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 703-757 AUTOMOTIVE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 804-862 MARINE . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 903-920


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DISCRIMINATORY LEGISLATION Advertisers are reminded that Provincial legislation forbids the publication of any advertisement which discriminates against any person because of race, religion, sex, color, nationality, ancestry or place of origin, or age, unless the condition is justified by a bona fide requirement for the work involved.

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BANNISTER GM REQUIRES Journeyman Automotive and Collision Technicians. Situated at the foothills of the Rockies, 1.5 hours to Edmonton or Jasper, Edson offers outdoor enthusiasts a great living opportunity. Signing bonuses, moving allowances and top pay for the right candidate. Contact GET YOUR FOOT in the Garage Door. Learn basic engine theory, power train, suspension, job safety. Automotive/Heavy Duty apprenticeship opportunity. GPRC Fairview Campus.1-888-999-7882; SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:

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EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 109 CAREER OPPORTUNITIES CITY OF YELLOWKNIFE Lifeguard/Instructor. Come join the adventure in the Diamond Capital of North America! The City of Yellowknife is currently seeking an enthusiastic and qualified individual to assume the position of Lifeguard/Instructor at the Ruth Inch Memorial Pool in Yellowknife. The City offers an attractive salary of $54,270 $63,652 plus housing allowance, comprehensive benefits package and relocation assistance. For more information on this position and the qualifications required, please refer to the City of Yellowknife’ s web page at: or contact Human es at (867) 920-5603. Submit resumes in confidence no later than November 11, 2011, quoting competition #602-138U to: Human Resources Division, City of Yellowknife, P.O. Box 580, YK, NT, X1A 2N4; Fax: 867-669-3471 or Email:



CLASS 1 DRIVERS WANTED! Sign bonus $2000 for Owner/op ph: 604-598-3498/fax: 604-598-3497 DRIVER. COMPANY EXPANDING. Looking for Class 1 driver who can cross border and go into ports, preferably with 1 year flat deck exp. Serious replies only. Fax resume & abstract to 604-853-4179 or email

Drivers & Owner / Operators Req’d

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees needed! Hospitals & Dr.’s need medical office & medical admin staff. No experience? Need training? Career training & job placement available. 1-888-748-4126. NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; NEW COMMERCIAL BEEKEEPING Certificate Program. Paid 26 week work practicum. 16 weeks theory. Queen Bee rearing. Affordable residences. Starts January 9, 2012. GPRC Fairview College Campus-Alberta. 1-888-999-7882;

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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Advertising Sales Consultant The Award-Winning Outlook newspaper has an outstanding opportunity for a full-time sales person. The successful candidate must have the ability to build relationships with clients and offer superior customer service. The winning candidate will be a team player and will be called upon to grow an existing account list with an aggressive cold calling mandate. The ability to work in an extremely fast-paced environment with a positive attitude is a must. The candidate will have two years of sales experience, preferably in the advertising industry. The position offers a great work environment with a competitive salary, commission plan and strong benefits package. The Outlook is part of Black Press, Canada’s largest independent print media company with more than 170 community, daily and urban newspapers across Canada and the United States. Please submit your resume with cover letter by Wednesday, November 30, 2011. To: Publisher, The Outlook fax: 604 903-1001 #104 – 980 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7P 3N4



ALBERTA earthmoving company requires a Journeyman Heavy Duty Mechanic. You will work in a modern shop and also have mechanics truck for field work. The job is at Edson, Alberta. We require that you have experience on Cat crawlers and or Deere excavators. Call Lloyd at (780)723-5051. CONSTRUCTION COMPANY requires Dispatch Manager - Central Interior. Must ensure smooth, efficient scheduling of material delivery & perform operational tasks for truck fleet. Candidates will be organized, proactive and work well under stress. Experience in trucking an asset. Forward resumes to:

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

Fax resume to: 604-888-2047



Holbrook Dyson Logging Ltd Has vacancies in the following job: Heavy Duty Mechanic. Details can be seen at Fax resume to 250-287-9259

We are still hiring - Dozer & excavator operators required by a busy Alberta oilfield construction company. We require operators that are experienced and preference will be given to operators that have constructed oilfield roads and drilling locations. You will be provided with motels and restaurant meals. Competitive wages, bonus and transportation daily to and from job sites. Our work is in the vicinity of Edson, Alberta. Call 780-7235051.

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$11 - $20 per hr! $500 Hiring Bonus!! Expanding advertising company is looking for 10 people to start right away. We offer: Paid Training, scholarships, travel, advancement, & benefits. Must work well in a team atmosphere. F/T 18+.

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Advertising Representative Vancouver's Urban Weekly, is seeking a full time retail advertising/ marketing representative. This opportunity is for a results oriented individual. Candidates for this position will possess the ability to service existing clients and develop new business in an extensive and varied territory. Real Estate experience a plus. If you have a proven track record in sales and customer service, thrive on working in a fast-paced environment, are highly motivated, career oriented with strong organization and communication skills, we would like to hear from you. Our work environment sets industry standards for professionalism and combines a salary/benefit package designed to attract and retain outstanding employees. Please send your application in confidence to: Gail Nugent Advertising Manager WE 280-1770 Burrard St., Vancouver, BC V6J 3G7 email: Closing date: November 24, 2011 EMPLOYMENT/EDUCATION 134


F/T CHEF. Genji Japanese Rest. (N. Van). 3 - 5 yrs exp. High school grad. $18.75/hr Prepare and cook meals. Tel: 604-980-6881

KITCHEN HELPERS / DISHWASHERS RAS RESTAURANTS LTD. dba BOSTON PIZZA is hiring for their location in North Vancouver; Kitchen Helpers ($ 10.31/hr) & Dishwashers ($10.31/hr); work 40hrs/week. Apply by fax: (604) 984-0455. OSAKA Japanese Rest. (N.Van) F/T Sushi Chef 3-5 yrs exp. Highschool grad. $18.75/H Prepare and cook meals. Fax:604-929-0768

136A JANITORIAL SERVICES LIGHT DUTY CLEANERS Five Star Building Maintenance has Immediate F/T and P/T openings (daytime only). We offer training programs, attractive wages and comprehensive benefits. Fax resume to 604-435-0516 or email to



Laborers CIVIL & PARK CONSTRUCTORS Seeks Laborers for project in Vancouver. Must have own vehicle. Min. 1 year experience in construction labor. Fulltime $17 - $20 (depending on experience) Plus OVERTIME and BENEFITS Fax resume to 604-507-4711 or Email:





WELDERS WANTED. Journeyman 2nd and 3rd year apprentices with tank manufacturing experience. Automated Tank Manufacturing Inc. Located in Kitscoty, Alberta. 20km West of Lloydminster is looking for 15 individuals that want long term employment and a secure paycheque. Journey wages $33. $37.50/hour. Wages for apprentices based on hours and qualifications. Benefits, training programs, full insurance package 100% paid by company, savings plan for retirement, profit sharing bonus. Join a winning team. Send resume to: or fax 780846-2241. Phone interview will be set up after receiving resume.


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EXPERIENCED Machinist needed for a busy shop in Penticton. Must be able to weld and line bore in addition to machining. Contact us at: (250)492-2412 or Home Builder / Renovator. Salary: $18.00/hr. F/T, Pmt. Exp: 2 yrs.+ Duties; Plan, organize, & control daily operations. Plan & prepare work schedules. Select and employ staff, trade subcontractors and coordinate their activities to ensure quality and conformity with plans. Work with customers, architects and engineers regarding plans and specifications. Prepare and maintain directory of supplies and trade contractors. Ensure that construction permits are obtained. Perform trade work during home construction. Lang: English Contact Chris from Elias Tkachuk Contracting at Vancouver, BC Fax: 604-662-8820 or E-mail:



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BUILDING SALE... FINAL CLEARANCE. “ROCK BOTTOM PRICES” 25x40x12 $7350. 30x60x15 $12,700. 35x70x16 $15,990. 40x80x16 $20,990. 47x100x18 $25,800. 60x140x20 $50,600. End walls included, doors optional. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear - Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure - 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170.

(Ceiling & Trim extra) Price incls Cloverdale Premium quality paint. NO PAYMENT until Job is completed. Ask us about our Laminate Flooring & Maid Services.


Crown molding installation.Faux finish, staining & custom painting.

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“ ABOVE THE REST “ Int. & Ext., Unbeatable Prices, Professional Crew. Free Est. Written Guarantee. No Hassle, Quick Work, Insured, WCB. Call (778)997-9582 INT/EXT Painting. Prices you can rely on. Ref’s. 30 Years exp. Keith 604-433-2279 or 604-777-1223. MILANO PAINTING. Int./Ext. Prof. Painters. Free Est. Written Guar. Bonded & Insured. 604-551-6510




• Tree & Stump Removal • Certified Arborists • 20 yrs exp. • 60’ Bucket Truck • Crown Reduction • Spiral Pruning • Land Clearing • Selective Logging ~ Fully Insured • Best Rates ~


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WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November, $500 cash back. We fund your future not your past. All credit situations accepted. 1-888593-6095.



2004 CHEV OPTRA, auto, 4/door, loaded, air cond. 127,000/kms. AirCared. $4200/obo 604-780-8404


2004 Honda CRV EX, black, 68,900 kms. $13,850. Exc cond. orig. owner. 2.4 L auto, real time AWD. Extra set of summer tires, flr/cargo mats. Call Joe 604-850-0354 7 - 9 pm. 2004 MERCEDES C230 SEDAN auto, sunroof, 47k, Gold Mist Mica over blk. leather, exc. cond. local, no accid. $14,400 (604)328-1883 2006 NISSAN ALTIMA. Tan color. Leather, fully loaded, sunroof, lady driven, 131,000 kms. $10,500. 604-850-1049 2011 NISSAN VERSA, 4 door, hatchback, auto. grey, new tires. $8800 firm. Call 604-538-4883.




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2000 DODGE GREAT WEST VAN Class B Motorhome 318V8 107,000 km. Rebuilt transmission has 400 km & warranty. Like new in & out. A/C, fantastic fan, toilet, shower, am/fm stereo w/ CD & Cassette, dvd w/ screen. Fridge, stove, micro, sink. A must see! $23500 obo. 604-796-8792



CENTURY APT 250 East 15th Ave. Spacious 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 2 Blocks from Lonsdale Quay. Balcony parking at back. Laundry fac. avail. Swim pool & sauna.

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PROCESSOR OWNER OPERATORS WANTED Hiring Processor Owner / Operator for Tamihi Logging Co. in the Fraser Valley area. Prefer dangle head 622/624 or similar. Willing to pay top rates. Will pay by the hour or meter, Paid bi-weekly. E-mail: mikayla.tamihilog or Fax: 604-796-0318

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GUTTER Cleaning Service, Repairs Free Est, 20 yrs exp, Rain or shine. 7 days/week. Simon 604-230-0627 Professional Gutter & Window cleaning. Christmas Lights installs. Worksafe. Jeremy 778-384-3855

$10 MILLION AVAILABLE for Land Purchase/Development and Joint Ventures. Management Consulting and Business Plan services. Call 1-866-402-6464.


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1PRO MOVING & SHIPPING. We move - We ship - We recycle. Senior- Student Discount. 604-721-4555. ABBA MOVERS & DEL. Res/com 1-4 ton truck, 1 man $35/hr, 2 men from $45. Honest, bsmt clean up. 25 yrs of experience.604-506-7576 SPARTAN Moving Ltd. Fast & Reliable. Insured Competitive rates. Wknd Specials. Call Frank: (604) 435-8240

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LABRADOODLE PUPPIES Family Based Hobby Breeder. $750 604-595-5840. Avail Nov 20th. NEED A GOOD HOME for a good dog or a good dog for a good home? We adopt dogs! Call 604856-3647 or Persian kittens reg. Snow Whites Silver.1st Shots. Ready to go. Health guar. $600: 604-538-1446.


Haul Anything... But Dead Bodies!! 604.


Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988 CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service. All loads recycled. Minibins service avail. 604-922-5101


SAWMILLS from only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: 1-800566-6899 Ext:400OT. 1-800-5666899.



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


2011 FunFinder 18’ travel trailer. Electric jacks, awning, stabilizers, slide-out, TV, microwave, sleeps 4. Too much to list! $20,395/obo. Call 604-521-6037.

Recently renovated 1 & 2 bdrooms avail. 1 Block from Lonsdale Quay. Dishwasher, fridge, stove, laundry facility, u/g parking, balcony. Includes heat & water. Elevator.


Call 604-830-7587


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

707 APARTMENT FURNISHED NORTH VANCOUVER. NEWLY renovated/Fully Furnished 1bd/1ba located on Lonsdale Avenue, Lower Lonsdale, close to schools and metro stations, short/long term stay. Utilities includes Electric, Gas, Heat, Water, On-site laundry, Parking. $575/mo utilities inclusive. for pics and arrangement.

Autos • Trucks • Equipment Removal FREE TOWING 7 days/wk. We pay Up To $500 CA$H Rick Goodchild 604.551.9022 #1 FREE SCRAP VEHICLE REMOVAL ASK ABOUT $500 CREDIT $$$ PAID FOR SOME 604.683.2200



1966 CHEVY PICKUP, V8, 4 spd, blue & white, has collectors plates, $6500. 604-796-2866 (Agassiz)



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 The Scrapper

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LEIGHTON APT 130 East 11th Ave.

ENGLISH BULLDOG Puppies P/B,CKC,Reg’d microchip, vet chk, health guarantee, champ pedigree, parents onsite $2800. (604)462-7563


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FREE CASH BACK WITH $0 DOWN at Auto Credit Fast. Need a vehicle? Good or Bad credit call Stephanie 1-877-792-0599 DLN 30309. Free Delivery.


1995 FORD 4X4, 5 speed, no rust, runs great, utility box. $1800. Call (604)869-3137 2000 FORD WINDSTAR VAN 7 Seater, AirCared until 2013, fully loaded, self-starter, back-up sensor, good cond, 163K, $3500. Call 604589-6444 or 778-580-6430.

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