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Local trails boast big rides choose to recreate on those,” says Reid. She calls mountain bikers “treehuggers,” Don’t let the name fool you, Floppy Bunny who enjoy using the trails as much as hikers is a black diamond run. and trail runners, they just prefer to do it on Bobsled is blue. Crikum Crankum is black two wheels. diamond. Dirty Diapers: Also black diamond. “It allows people to get outside and be King of the Shore (not to be confused with in the trails and still have peace of mind but the King in the North): Green. do something very active,” she says of the To the uninitiated these words may sound sport, adding their organization has found like gibberish, but if you’re one of the tens that mountain bikers tend to also choose of thousands of mountain bikers who flock cycling in other aspects of their life including to the North Shore each year they mean commuting. something. Although the sun and heat serve other They are names of some of the many sports well (think beach volleyball), the trails in the area and their corresponding summer months are actually a shoulder level of difficulty. season for mountain biking. Riding happens Just like skiing, mountain biking runs are almost year-round, but really hot, dry marked with an international classification weather causes the trails to become “dusty, system: green (easy), blue (moderate), rocky and rooty,” explains Reid, and the red (difficult), black (severe). dust is what causes the trails to get What makes trails on the North slippery for riders. This is the time Shore unique is their steep of year when people are riding incline, explains Christine the least. In September when Reid, executive director the rain starts again the of the North Shore trails “are awesome,” Mountain Bike notes Reid. Association. However, she Steep slopes explains that are perfect while light for mountain rain generally biking. creates better ride CHRISTINE REID, But Reid warns conditions, NSMBA executive director with a laugh: “You have asks riders to stay off of the NSMBA to climb up to get down.” trails or choose trails A lot of bridges and some that drain really well during technical trail features are also times of the year when there is unique to the area, especially significant rainfall, such as 50-100 the use of cedar and woodwork for millimetres to avoid causing damage to various structures. The newest trail in the trails. the collection was completed in May. Called “We just try to encourage people to Lower Expresso, it was created through be really good trail stewards,” says Reid, a combined effort by NSMBA trail crews, adding. “As trail builders a lot of our work local community groups and bike stores, is happening in the spring and the fall as plenty of volunteers, and the District of opposed to the summer.” North Vancouver. Mount Fromme and Mount This is also the first year the group saw Seymour are where the popular trails are less ridership through the winter because located, including the original Expresso, the North Shore saw snow for longer and low which last summer had a counter down the mountains. that recorded more than If you are thinking of taking a ride 3,000 rides in one month. during the summer, Reid notes that Circuit Reid says most of the 8 on Seymour, off the Lower Seymour riders live on the North Conservation Reserve, is a good beginner Shore, but local trails run. And although there are local bike shops are a draw for riders that will rent out mountain bikes, Reid says from across the Lower it’s a sport that does require some training Mainland. and experience to be safe. “Everybody who is “We strongly recommend that people out riding those trails who are new to the North Shore, or who are cares deeply about interested in visiting, take a lesson or go with nature, cares deeply someone who has been riding before,” she about the forest and says. access to trails, and And those who are familiar with the sport this is just the way they can take a look at the Trailforks app for detailed information about mountain biking trails all over the world, including specifics such as GPS locations for navigation, route elevation, ridelogs from other users, and more. Mounting biking remains a popular activity on the North Shore, and Reid attributes that to the community aspect of the sport and “the people who share a love for two wheels.”

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Everybody who is out riding those trails cares deeply about nature.

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Take an Art Walk The North Shore’s jewel of Alpine Europe. Our new expanded menu showcases the delicious regional specialities one finds in Germany, Austria, Switzerland and South Tyrol. Live music nights (come see our 125 year old piano, old guitar jazz and traditional accordion and guitar music). Live music on most Friday and Saturday nights Open for Brunch on Sundays from 10:30-2pm

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Their dark, striking presence dotted the landscape along Lonsdale Avenue for almost three years. But in March the controversial Walking Figures were packed up and sent to Montreal along with the red, crouching monks of Rey Sargent Park. While it’s possible the monks might return one day, the Walking Figures likely will not and some people are happy about that. The pedestrian artwork, which featured a series of tall, headless cast-iron legs, were installed in 2014 by Vancouver Biennale, a non-profit organization that seeks to exhibit art in public places. The stark and sombre esthetic of the figures evoked a mixed response. And while some argued the figures were ugly and even disturbing, others noted that art is meant to provoke, to make a statement, and to make people think. Regardless of your opinion about the long legs now living somewhere in Quebec, there are plenty more public art pieces to discover and explore. North and West Vancouver are home to more than 100 public works of art, and both offer information about all the pieces on their municipal websites.


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If you haven’t yet, take a look at the south wall of the Aquatic Centre for an installation of moveable sunshades, or sit in the Big Chairs by the Seawalk at the foot of 18th Street. Look up at the Music Box’s chimney mural, and don’t forget to touch the German Friendship Globe as you walk through Dundarave Park. While you’re touching things, give Mona the Harbour Seal a rub. The bronze sculpture at the West

Vancouver Aquatic Centre encourages swimmers to rub it for good luck. Some public art in West Van is highly visible, but some of it is subtle. Have you seen the small, stone figure of a mother nurturing a child in an area of plants by the Beach House Restaurant in Dundarave? “It’s just something you kind of have to walk by and discover,” Doti Niedermayer, senior manager of cultural development, told this reporter in February for a story focusing on public art in the District of West Vancouver. “It reflects the culture of the community, helps with community identity and pride. It creates a gathering place. I think the best pieces of public art create a place where people stop and gather and look at the art work, have a discussion. It reflects either the spirit of the place or has something to say about the environment or politics or beauty, or any of those things.” Many people have seen the Spirit of the Mountain sculpture at the entrance of Ambleside Park, but do you know the story it tells? According to the district website, Spirit of the Mountain evokes the Lions Gate Bridge. That bridge takes its name from The Lions, the two famed peaks above West Vancouver that the Squamish people call The Twins or Sisters. Legend says that the high-born twin sisters brought peace between the Squamish and Haida people. The piece shows two upright paddles incorporated into the design that represent mutual respect. Between the paddles is a Squamish Thunderbird head, which symbolizes the Squamish Nation. In the background, a great canoe represents the journey to build a foundation for future generations within the communities of West Vancouver and the Squamish Nation.

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I LOVE THE NORTH SHORE Across the North Shore, public art can be found in libraries, recreation centres, municipal halls, along nature trails and public walkways, and in parks, among other places.



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Over in North Vancouver, one of the most noticeable pieces of public art in the district is the bronze sculpture of author Walter Draycott sitting on a bench at Pioneer Square (1305 Lynn Valley Rd.). But there is much more in the area, including the Forrest Lore mural in the kids section at Lynn Valley District Library and Rock Report, an installation of over-sized books hand-carved from B.C. granite and other stones located just outside the North Vancouver Archives and meant to reference the historical documents inside. Even Lynn Valley Village has hidden gems. Look up at the two-storey windows of the community meeting room located opposite the library entrance for they bear the image of the first Lynn Valley General Store, which was at one time located within feet of the new library site. Over in the city, public art starts right down at the bottom of Lonsdale and travels all the way up to 21st Street, filling nooks and crannies along the way. Perhaps the best known piece is The Big Drawer, an outdoor monument to shipyard workers. The installation features a large photo collage mural and a series of sculpted punch cards from actual workers. This piece marks the original entrance to Burrard Dry Dock and the location where workers punched their time cards.

Just a couple of blocks up and to the west, you’ll find a nice collection of artwork around John Braithwaite Community Centre. But the journey starts inside on the landing between the first and second floors, which features images etched into the stairwell meant to raise awareness of violence against women and their healing process. The piece is called Invisible and was created by artist Karen Ireland and the North Shore Women’s Centre. Step outside and exit to First Street. Turn left and look across the street to find a collection of pocket parks and curvy paths all displaying public art. Look for a bridge called Streams of Conciousness, which is meant to be a metaphor for connections with the past and the present and reflects on the natural resources and industries that built the area. Nebula Garden shows a collection of panels spotted with colourful orbs, meant to explore the idea of electricity as fluid energy. The Time Keepers are six figures on a stairway who represent local residents whose stories are etched onto the sculptures. Take a minute to stop and read the stories your neighbours have to tell. Inside the city hall foyer sits the splendid Fallen Tree, a complex arrangement of benches that pay homage to the fallen tree with its root system flaring upward toward the sky. Art in the city can be found en route all the way up to Centennial Theatre. For more information and details of routes, visit the three municipal websites.

All three North Shore municipalities feature a variety of public art worth taking a look at.


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Our waterfront at work BY ROSALIND DUANE rduane@nsnews.com

Shipbuilding has been a part of the North Shore waterfront industry since the early 1900s and the broader waterfront and port industries continue to grow. In 2015, Seaspan’s North Vancouver site was awarded a multi-billion dollar contract to build non-combat ships for the federal government. According to the North Vancouver Chamber, because of its strategic location along the Burrard Inlet with access by rail and sea, the movement of goods and commodities in and out of North Vancouver plays a prominent role in regional and

international trade. The Port of Vancouver, which includes the waterfront industry on the North Shore, is the largest port in Canada and operates across five business sectors: automobiles, breakbulk, bulk, container and cruise. The port’s website notes that 136 million tonnes of cargo, valued at $200 billion, moved through the port in 2016. Some of the North Shore companies include Neptune Bulk Terminals, which handles metallurgical coal, potash, grains, special crops, animal feed; Richardson International, which exports canola and cereal grains and handles wheat, canola, barley, rye, flax, grain and feed products; Kinder

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B.C. owned and operated, Fibreco Export Inc. (Fibreco) is a world-class deep-sea terminal that has been proudly operating on the North Shore since 1977. We are the largest wood pellet handling facility in the world, and plan to upgrade and enhance our facility to replace handling wood chips with food ingredients such as grains and pulses. In support of our community, we are proud to give back to the North Shore through the following initiatives: • United Way • North Shore Waterfront Gala • North Shore Neighbourhood House Christmas Family • District of North Vancouver Firefighters Charitable Society • North Shore Teachers and local elementary school outreach • North Shore Mayors Golf Tournament • Support local businesses where possible

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Morgan Vancouver Wharves, which handles bulk mineral concentrates, sulphur/fertilizers, and dry bulk commodities; Cargill, which handles wheat, durum, canola, barley and grain by-products; and Western Stevedoring, which is the operator of Lynnterm, the Pacific Northwest’s main consolidation centre for the export of forest products and the import of steel and project cargoes The Lynnterm facility offers tours throughout the year and Neptune offers a public open house once a year usually in the spring. Lisa Dooling, director of community engagement at

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Neptune Bulk Terminals Ltd., says the North Shore is unique because it has such a mix of business, including tourism, retail, and heavy industry, all within or very near residential areas. She says it’s important for all the industries to co-exist with each other and with the community. Many of the employees at Neptune also live on the North Shore, including Dooling, so she says they are all invested in being a positive force in the area. To that end, Neptune invests in community groups and activities involving seniors and kids, including sports teams; community gardens; education programs for school kids, and seniors programs at North Shore Neighbourhood House. She describes the employees as “an incredibly hard working group of people,” and says the internal culture is one that focuses on safety, environmental performance, reliability and quality. Recently the company, which has a terminal and a corporate office located several blocks apart, launched a bike share program for its staff. When traffic in the area is busy, the bikes can be used to get from one location to the other, or for a leisurely ride in the neighbourhood, or out for a coffee or some lunch. Dooling likes the idea of the bike program, but admits with a laugh they’ll have to see how popular it is in the dead of winter when the rains set in. Jeanette O’Brien is the director of human resources and community relations at Western Stevedoring. She says the company has roots etched in a family culture that began decades ago. “This has cultivated a

people focus for the company to expand and grow,” she noted in an email. “Today’s blend of past and modern cultures creates a dynamic environment that preserves the best of the past while creating an environment where employees are able to flourish and grow.” The company has a fitness centre onsite, plenty of shower facilities, secure bicycle storage and free parking for its employees, more than 30 per cent of whom live on the North Shore. O’Brien notes that community interactions

are varied, and the company also sponsors the annual Coho Festival and the Mayor’s Golf Tournament. Western is also a founding sponsor of the annual Port Gala, which supports the North Shore’s Harvest Project, and the North Shore Waterfront Gala, supporting North Shore Neighbourhood House and the Learning Disabilities Association. Fun fact: Lynnterm got its name from the original Lynn Terminals facility located on the same site that served as a munitions loading facility for the Royal Canadian Navy.


cargo such as coal, grain, sulphur, potash

BREAKBULK: transports large cargo such as lumber, rebar, and machinery CONTAINER: ships that carry

containers packed with consumer goods

RO RO CARGO: roll on, roll off for wheeled cargo such as cars PLEASURE CRAFT: sailboats, motorboats taking people on personal trips HARBOUR PATROL: security and to Port of Vancouver employees Riley McLeod and Jordan Johnston tested guests with a commodity matching game using the port’s biggest natural resource exports at the June 20 Elevate event, hosted by the North Vancouver Chamber, a luncheon and presentation on the port’s contribution to North Vancouver. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD

welcome ships to the harbour

Source: North Shore Waterfront Industry Association

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Shipyard Pals BY ROSALIND DUANE rduane@nsnews.com

If you’re strolling along Lower Lonsdale near Victory Ship Way this summer don’t be surprised if you bump into your old pal Sal and your new pal Sue. As usual, they’ll regale you with stories, songs, and poetry. The duo have become a summer staple in the area and are back again every weekend now until the end of August. Sal and Sue are, of course, North Vancouver’s Shipyard Pals. The annual program features free story-filled walks led by actors in costume, who deliver a presentation about the history of Burrard Dry Dock. “We’ve always had a good response to this program,” says Shirley Sutherland, assistant director of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, which leads the program. “I think people really enjoy the humour, the animation, the asides, the character development between the two actors. It’s a lot of fun.” The shipyards took up a big part of the

waterfront, acres of foreshore that were blocked off from the community within the city parameters for decades, explains Sutherland. “I think people are interested in how a place came to be and what it was and what happened there, what are the stories, and what can we learn from them?” Many people have an interest in getting away from what is the present day and looking to the past and how things came to be, she adds. “They’re stories of people just like you and me who happened to live a little bit earlier who did really neat things, meaningful things, things that had impact on world events some of them, national events.” The program also tries to connect the past with the present. “Shipbuilding still happens on the North Shore,” notes Sutherland. Knowing the achievement that has happened and that continues to be built on is significant, she adds. “We have a lot of shipbuilders still living

Shipyard Pals Julia Muncs and Maruerite Hannah will be leading free historical tours of Burrard Dry Dock Saturdays and Sundays until Aug. 27. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

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and working within our community.” Every summer thousands of participants join in the story-filled walks with Sal and Sue, and also with Max and Molly in Lynn Canyon Park. About two years ago, building on the success of the Shipyard Pals program, the archives decided to develop another program called Mountaineering Pals, which features the same format of stories, songs, re-enactments, and poems. And this year it also features the same actors. Langara College acting students: Julia Moncs and Marguerite Hanna portray both sets of pals. “The great thing about North Vancouver is that it has a lot of really good stories, very rich stories. Unlike some communities that are essentially of the latter half of the 20th century, North Vancouver has been around and active for much longer than that,” says Sutherland, adding the mountain story is a big part of that history. In some ways, mountaineering in the province got started here on the North

Shore and history has hosted some of the sport’s significant climbers, including Phyllis Munday. “Many residents of North Vancouver are interested in the outdoors, that’s why they live here,” says Sutherland. Sue and Sal meet visitors Saturdays and Sundays (until Aug. 27), 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., on Lonsdale Avenue and Victory Ship Way (near the Big Drawer installation). Max and Molly meet their pals Wednesdays and Thursdays, 11 a.m. and 1:30 p.m., across from Lynn Canyon Café in Lynn Canyon Park. All walks are 45 minutes long. A basic level of fitness is required for the Lynn Canyon Park walk as there are stairs involved. These guided walks are free, rain or shine, by drop-in. But groups can call 604-9903700 ext. 8007 to book a tour time. You can also look for Sal and Sue at the Friday Night Markets in Shipbuilders’ Square.



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Summer festival calendar may 13 to aug 26


August 4-13 Harmony Arts Festival The North Shore’s annual 10-day celebration of community and art. Experience the sights, sounds and sensations of this award-winning festival along the waterfront in West Vancouver. harmonyarts.ca

SEPTEMBER September 14 Music in the Park Capilano River Regional Park will have kids activities, art demonstrations, and performing and visual artists. nvartscouncil.ca September 10 Coho Festival Ambleside, West Vancouver Live music, Coho Run/Walk, swim, kids activities, Stewardship Zone, and salmon barbecue. cohosociety.com

July 29-30 Caribbean Days Festival A weekend of parading, dining and dancing with Caribbean music and cuisine at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver. This event is free, open to all ages, and wheelchair accessible.


an exhibition curated by patrik andersson Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art 2121 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver

August 2 North Shore Pride Festival The Vancouver Pride Society is hosting its first event on the North Shore with this all-ages festival at Shipbuilders’ Square and the Pipe Shop on Wednesday, Aug 2, 5-10 p.m. The event will focus on bringing together the LGBTQ2+ community of North Vancouver and its allies for a celebratory dance party. It will feature entertainment for all ages with a beer garden for those over 19 in the Pipe Shop, and an alcohol-free dance space for those under 19 in Shipbuilders’ Square. vancouverpride.ca

August 18-20 Rock Ambleside Classic Rock Festival This inaugural rock festival at Ambleside Park in West Vancouver will feature a line-up of acts including Randy Bachman, April Wine, Honeymoon Suite, Platinum Blonde and more, as well as food trucks and drinks. rockamblesidepark.com August 28 Deep Cove Daze Live music, entertainment, beer garden, art displays and midway at Panorama Park, Deep Cove. musart.ca

September 29-30, October 1 North Shore Culture Days Various locations Free, hands-on, interactive activities to discover the world of artists, historians, architects, curators, designers and other creative people on the North Shore. nvrc.ca

Chief Dan George:


Actor and Activist


Courtesy UBC Museum of Anthropology, #a038355. Photographer: Anthony Carter.

June 22, 2017 – April 2018

At North Vancouver Museum 209 West 4th Street, North Vancouver Thursday – Sunday: 12 - 5pm

Located steps away from the SeaBus station in North Vancouver.


FREE ADMISSION www.nvma.ca 604-987-5612

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A big part of what makes the North Shore one of the best places in the world to live is the diverse selection of small businesses throughout North and West Vancouver.

In the following pages, you will find 26 ways to support small businesses located in your community.





Residents from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove have no reason to leave their beautiful community to shop elsewhere… everything they could possibly need or want can be found here on the North Shore. The best part? Shopping locally means an immediate boost to our economy which keeps the North Shore a vibrant and thriving community.



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Show your #NorthShoreLove and shop local!

A Your One Stop Shop

For everything “plus size”. A great selection in store now of beautiful summer fashions, sleepwear and lounge wear in all sizes. Fresh colours and prints. Tops, bottoms, jackets and dresses in sizes 14 to 24 or 1X and larger. We also offer a full selection of bras in hard to find sizes starting at 36C, 34D, 32E, 30F cups and larger with professional bra fittings.

115 East 1st Street North Vancouver 604.988.0445 aboveaverage.ca


eyond Beige Interior Design is a multiaward winning, North Vancouver firm. Our expertise lies in creating original, liveable, quality residences. Whether you’re building new or renovating, our established relationships with trusted trades and suppliers, allows us to provide you with an end result of the highest quality.

Contact us to set up a consultation today. Hours: Monday - Friday 9am - 5pm

Beyond Beige Interior Design 1121 15th Street West 604.876.3800 info@beyondbeige.com www.beyondbeige.com

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erosa Auto


KEEP COOL A/C Service Special


+ Tax

* For most vehicles.

EXPERIENCE APPLIANCES AT THEIR FINEST For 47 years, Colony has been providing North Shore Families with the very latest in appliances and bedding – with our 6700 square foot showroom, state-of-the-art displays and over 50 brands to choose from. This is why 80% of our business is repeat and referral. Visit our professionally trained sales staff today so we can help you with package pricing options for your project.

Big Enough to Know, Small Enough to Care!



Major Appliance & Mattress


E Hours: Monday - Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm

#101-315 West 1st Street North Vancouver 604.983.2470 www.ettravel.com

(604) 985-8738

110 Fell Avenue North Vancouver 604.988.2239 www.derosaauto.ca


1075 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver 49;-B>D* ,>=-5*&($= % BC;* /?9!36

Ellison Travel & Tours opened in 1980 and now employs more than 80 full and part time travel professionals in 6 locations: North Vancouver, BC, Exeter, London, Toronto, Ottawa, ON and Halifax, NS. Today, the family-run company covers a broad swath of the travel market including vacation and corporate travel, and specializes in customized tours for adult and student groups. Marcie Ellison-Outerbridge manages her team in the North Vancouver location offering vacation travel, tours for women and corporate travel in addition to their group travel services. Visit their website at www.ettravel.com for all your travel needs.



Forerunners is a store built on community and passion.

We pride ourselves not only on our service, but also on our dedication to educating, motivating and inspiring fellow runners. We are runners ourselves, and we take great joy in building and fostering the running community on the North Shore. Our goal is to provide runners, walkers, and fitness enthusiasts of all levels with the specialized support they need to fulfil their

fitness goals. From first-time 5K runners to world-class athletes, we can get you set up to hit the ground running. Looking for a new pair of kicks to get you out on the trails or up the Grouse Grind? Come in and meet owners Ken Greenaway and Jerry Ziak and the rest of the knowledgeable staff at Forerunners in North Vancouver.

980 Marine Drive, North Vancouver (next to Everything Wine and across from Indigo Books) ***)(''&%#(!)$"+

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Hear at Home Mobile Hearing Clinic LTD

We provide quality services including lawn maintenance, garden care, turf installations, irrigation, landscape lighting, fence & deck installations, retaining walls, paving stone installations, outdoor kitchens, outdoor living rooms, landscape design and more!

is dedicated to providing high quality service and hearing products by qualified Registered Hearing Instrument Practitioners. Our service is unique in bringing professional hearing help services right to your door.


he Great Canadian Landscaping Company is a local company that has proudly been serving the North Shore for over 16 years! We service residential, commercial and strata properties. We do it all – from design to installation and maintenance, we have got you covered. For small and big jobs, be sure to give us a call! Call today for more information or to book a free on-site consultation.

604.924.5296 www.gclc.ca

ARDEN INTERIORS The Interior design team at Arden Interiors works collaboratively with you as the driver to create custom spaces that reflect your personal style and improve how you and your loved ones function in your home. Whether building new or renovating, at Arden Interiors we respect your priorities. Our systems ensure the design and construction process is enjoyable. Our strategic designs maximize the value of your largest investment. We are here to provide you with plans, people and peace of mind; we make your dream home a reality. Invest in your space and wellbeing today with Arden Interiors.

We believe that by visiting individuals in their own environments we are able to make an assessment of individuals and their “real life listening needs”. We can then provide them with the best hearing advice that suits their lifestyle and budget. We will perform a number of easy tests using state of the art equipment that shows us how you hear. At the end of the hearing assessment we will explain the results and discuss options which are best for you.

Jennifer Abbott BC Licensed Hearing Aid Practitioner

We are North Shore’s mobile hearing clinic since 2009. We come to you!


149-1233 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver 778.340.1101 www.hearathome.ca


We’ll get you to your holiday destination… whatever that may be.


Call us today to set up a Discovery Meeting.

119-2455 Dollarton Highway North Vancouver 778.875.1134 www. ardeninteriors.com


999 West 1st Street North Vancouver 604.924.5330 johnnysauto@telus.net

We care about your safety on the road.



At Korna Natural Pet Supplies, we believe that dogs and cats are healthiest when they eat whole, natural foods we would eat ourselves. These foods should be without fillers or by-products, artificial colours or flavours, additives or artificial preservatives. We have a wide variety of foods available in raw frozen, refrigerated, freeze dried, dehydrated, canned, and kibble.

We believe that our customers are concerned about making more healthful decisions about what they and their pets eat. It is our job to provide our customers with the healthiest options and the best service available.

1174 Marine Drive, North Vancouver (604) 904-2008 | kornapet.com


Manhattan Vibe in Lower Lonsdale Mo’s General Store is in the heart the exciting community of Lower Lonsdale. Visitors and neighbours alike enjoy locally roasted handcrafted coffee and a browse through a bright and delightful shop. Local artisan goods, home decor, old fashioned confections, gifts and convenience items, you are sure to find that special something.


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he Living Lab is not just a furniture store - its a design resource center! With a newly expanded showroom, an even wider array of design resources, bedding, wallpapers, toss cushions, and a fabric gallery clients come to The Living Lab to see and test products that complement their style (everything from modern west coast to traditional comfort). We offer primarily Canadian made pieces that are built for a lifetime, with a wide range of prices and styles. Come collaborate with our design consultants to find “your look”.

HOURS: Monday - Friday 10am - 6pm Saturday 10am - 5pm The Living Lab Furniture Co. 1121 15th Street West 604.973.0263 info@thelivinglab.ca thelivinglab.ca


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Dykhof Nurseries & Florist celebrating 60 years in business Established in 1957, we are proud to be a family owned and operated business. As your full service garden center, we are dedicated to providing the highest quality and largest selection of garden plants, gardening products and customer service. Visit us for all your gardening needs

• Perennials • Annuals • Trees • Shrubs • House Plants • Cut Flowers • Garden Tools & Supplies

51 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver 604.928.7827 www.mosgeneralstore.com


60 years 460 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver 604.985.1914 | www.dykhofnurseries.com

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Quality Eyewear at prices you will love.


omplete selection of Designer Eyewear. Sunglasses, prescription sunglasses and contact lenses.

SUMMER SALE Designer brands

35% off

Non designer brands

45% off


second item must be of equal or less value

For excellence in personal injury, family, and employment litigation, we are here to help you.


when you buy a package of two or more

Pettit and Company, Trial Lawyers


301-2609 Westview Drive North Vancouver 604.998.0901 www.pettitandco.com

1456 Lonsdale Avenue 604 985 5367 | www.davincioptical.ca



*Services provided through law corporation.

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At renovateme! design & construction, we are a North Shore based, family owned and operated company where style and practicality meets courteous and knowledgeable service and quality and durable materials to create time sensitive, budget friendly and fuss free home improvement experiences of the finest order.

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604.761.2421 www.renovateme.ca

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Straighten Your Teeth Twice As Fast As In The Past! Come see what you would look like with straight beautiful teeth – in half the time. Now, is the time to get the smile you have always wanted with AcceleDent and InvisAlign. Book a complimentary scan. It will show you a computerized image of what your teeth will look like after they are straightened.

Contact us today! 604.983.2132 smilesbypocock.com/NSN02

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GET YOUR STUFF UP AND OFF THE FLOOR! If you are feeling the pinch of insufficient closet space, a Tailored Living designer can help you maximize closet storage space throughout your home with custom closet systems. Whether it is in your bedroom, family room, laundry room, or entry way, we guarantee you will have more space than you realize with our custom storage solutions!


#600-224 West Esplanade, NorthVancouver



UPPER LEVEL service will impress you

pper Level Plumbing is a North Vancouver based company and we’ve been proudly servicing the North Shore and Lower Mainland for five years. We offer complete plumbing services including drain cleaning, camera scoping, new construction, renovations, gas work and light commercial. At Upper Level Plumbing we strive in giving our clients the highest quality of workmanship from friendly, knowledgeable staff. We take pride in going the extra mile for our clients and making your customer experience a positive one. We look forward to providing UPPER LEVEL service to all of our clients while taking care of your plumbing and gas needs.




Call us and once we know exactly what you need our complimentary personalized 3-D D’VinciTM software system will draw up your design in the style, finish and colour you have chosen. So, you can see exactly what everything will look like before it gets installed!

Contact Terry Yakiwchuk: 604.929.1448 or tyakiwchuk@tailoredliving.com tailoredliving.com/Vancouver


Globally Connected, Exclusively with VPG Realty Inc.


e are incredibly proud to be the exclusive representative for Leverage Global Partners in Vancouver, British Columbia. Members are recognized as independent leaders in real estate who hold themselves to a high standard of excellence. Find out how you can benefit from this partnership. VPG REALTY INC. #159 - 1233 LYNN VALLEY ROAD NORTH VAN 604.770.4353

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Try our premium bottled air – perfect to take with you anywhere you go where you don’t like the air! It’s light and very portable - the bottle only weighs one gram. Once you’ve had our premium air, nothing else will compare.

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With over 30 years in business, WestFloors brings a wealth of experience to your home design projects. We will come to your home, measure & give you a quote at no cost and no obligations.

KITCHENS | BATHROOMS | INTERIORS 507 15th Street West Vancouver 604.922.1111 www.westfloors.com

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The North Shore News in partnership with Glacier Digital Media Services have been busy building fully responsive websites for many North Shore businesses. We worked with our clients, listened to their needs, and offered some ideas on strategy. Some we built from the ground up, and some we refreshed with enhanced SEO. We invite you to have a peek through these sites. www.lonsdaleflooring.ca











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Zimba Design is an award winning building design firm, designing homes of distinction from the ground up and the outside in. Our projects include many residences across the North Shore as well as the Sea to Sky Corridor. A project created by Zimba Design will be an asset to your future. Call us today!

604.803.5532 ZIMBA.ca

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Fresh Air. Summer Fairs.

Not a Care.

Good times reign on the mountainside of Vancouver. No matter whether you want to get out and play in our fresh air, summer fairs or just plain unplug, we have something for every taste and budget. Bring the whole family and head to our famous attractions like Grouse Mountain, Capilano Suspension Bridge or a Sewellâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Sea Safari. Or why not take a walk on the wild side at Lynn Canyon Park or the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve where you can cycle, roller blade, hike or fish. Whatever appeals, be sure to come and stay on the mountainside of Vancouver and discover our good nature. To plan your getaway, go to: www.vancouversnorthshore.com

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