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Mental health centre gets $10M gift

West Vancouver philanthropist Robert Ho earns naming rights for LGH facility Richard Warnica

A West Vancouver philanthropist has donated $10 million to a new mental health centre at the Lions Gate Hospital.

The gift, billed as the largest ever to a North Shore institution, will help kick-start construction of the facility, which is scheduled to open by the end of 2013. The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation announced the gift, from Robert Ho and his wife Greta, at a ceremony Wednesday. The $62-million facility, dubbed the Greta and Robert H.N. Ho Psychiatric and Education Centre, or HOpe Centre, will replace a dilapidated structure that currently sits on the hospital campus. Built in 1929, the Activation building has been called overcrowded and inhumane. Patients have complained of cramped, foul-smelling rooms — as many as 15 often share a single toilet. “With the new centre, everyone’s going to have individual rooms, individual washroom facilities,” said Dr. Lance Patrick, the medical director of mental health and addictions services at Vancouver Coastal Health. See Foundation page 3

Cap U governors OK cuts to adult basic education

Tessa Holloway

CAPILANO University’s board of governors has approved a budget that cuts Adult Basic Education while expanding specialized programs and increasing tuition.

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ARTIST Ban Wei with his sculptural project titled Keramikos that consists of 1,080 suspended ceramic forms. The ceramic sculpture is part of Wei’s show Elegia, a collection of black and white paintings at Artemis Gallery, 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove, North Vancouver. The show continues through the weekend from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The final decision came Tuesday evening after a protest by about 40 faculty members and presentations to the board by students who had used the affected programs, all part of a last-minute effort to persuade the board into putting away the axe. “It was disappointing that the board was reluctant to get involved at what they saw as the detailed level, despite the severely flawed process,” said John Wilson, president of the faculty association at Capilano University. Wilson said there was no time for public feedback by students or faculty on the budget before the school’s administration and senate voted on the proposal. He described the approval as rushed. See Arts page 3


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Liberals promise HST cut to 10%

Phased reduction paid for in part by corporations, small businesses Tessa Holloway

THE provincial government is promising to “fix” the HST by cutting the rate to 10 per cent from 12 — assuming it passes a provincial referendum on the topic. Under the Liberal plan, the HST would be cut by one percentage point on July 1, 2012, and then down to 10 per cent on July 1, 2014, after the next provincial election, which must be held by 2013 but could be as early as this fall. Corporate tax will move in the opposite direction, jumping to 12 per cent from 10 per cent on Jan. 1, 2012, in what’s being described as a temporary measure, while a reduction in the small-business tax rate planned for April 1 will be postponed. B.C. families with children and low to modest-income seniors will receive a rebate based on the previous HST rate, totaling $175 and up. The changes are a last-ditch effort to sway public opinion ahead of the HST referendum, and, according to North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, an acknowledgement the tax added “unforeseen extra costs” for families by shifting the tax burden from business to consumers. “That’s why it was a rebalancing of the priorities,” she said when asked about the tax shift back to business. “With the premier coming in and wanting to make sure everything we do benefits families . . . obviously she wanted to intervene and fix it.” An independent report by former Alberta finance minister Jim Dinning released earlier this month said the average family spent $350 more each year because of the HST, while businesses were reaping a big tax cut. The Liberals claim all families, regardless of income, MLA Jane Thornthwaite will be charged less under the new HST arrangement than the old GST/PST system. Voters will finally get to decide this summer whether to scrap the controversial tax, which was announced by the Liberals in 2009, just weeks after winning re-election without ever campaigning for the change. Ballots will begin to arrive in the mail at the homes of electors in early June, and all ballots must be returned to Elections BC by mail or in person to a Service BC office by July 22. The results may not be known for months, however, until the ballots are counted. A yes vote would return the province to the previous GST and PST system that existed before. But don’t expect Fight HST organizer Chris Delaney to be swayed by the government’s latest tactic. He described the cut as proof the HST is hurtful to families and the economy, and suggested the real remedy is to scrap it all together. “The change now is an admission that it’s a bad tax, that it’s hurting people. We’ve been saying that for two years,” he said. If voters scrap the HST, the government will also likely have to repay the $1.6 billion in funding from Ottawa given for making the switch, according to the Dinning report, although the Fight HST campaign has disputed that. That would likely add to the provincial debt and result in higher interest costs, the report said. Businesses would also lose out, according to North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce chairman Mike Boehm, a manager at KPMG Enterprise. He said the new system is far simpler and more efficient for small businesses, while manufacturers pay less tax due to rebates. “It’s quite a bit simpler because you don’t have that twotier, GST-PST recording system,” he said. While not enthusiastic about the deferral of the small business tax cuts, Boehm said overall the package helps business. Both Delaney and Boehm said much of the anger over the tax is based on how it was rolled out weeks after an election with no consultation, and Delaney said the implementation is equally as important as the policy. Delaney said it was a chance to “change the way politics is done in B.C. regardless of who’s in government.” “We have to hold the government accountable,” he argued.

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FACULTY members of Capilano University protest cuts to basic education and literacy programs outside a university board of governors meeting Tuesday night.

Arts and sciences add sections From page 1

David Clarkson, one of the student representatives on the board of governors, was one of the dissenters, arguing the university should delay hiring a new head librarian at $130,000 and instead put that money towards more sections in the arts and sciences and a smaller cut for ABE. “For us it was really a question of whether a librarian is worth more than an adult basic education instructor,” he said, “or whether the position was worth more than being able to have 60 more students come to Cap for general arts and science studies.” The proposed extra 17 sections of arts and sciences were projected to cost $8,670, he said, and would lower the number of students stuck on wait lists. As well, he said, that could leave a lot more money left over for the other programs facing cuts. He said students are faced with jumbled

schedules and long wait lists when they sign up for courses, especially for electives, and when they do get in from a wait list, they often don’t find out until the day before classes start. Clarkson said students need to get involved in the budget process earlier next year. He called on the university to put more effort into involving its students, especially in light of continued tuition increases. The cuts to developmental studies include eight fewer sections in North Vancouver and 7½ fewer sections in Squamish — or about 400 fewer students overall. The Squamish cut represents about 40 per cent of that campus’s total ABE offering. Community outreach programs, a program for students with disabilities and counselling services were also cut. Meanwhile, several areas such as business programs, motion picture arts programs and the liberal studies degree will receive new

Foundation seeks $9M more From page 1 “The message is going to be consistent. We’re saying to people you should be able to recover from your depression. We respect you. We care for you.” At the ceremony Wednesday, Patrick spoke with fervour about the new facility. He shook his fists at the podium, visibly moved by the plans. In an interview afterward, Patrick called the centre a chance to help end the stigma that clings to the mentally ill. “It’s been a long-standing problem,” Patrick said. “People have been embarrassed to admit they have depression. . . . We have to help people change their learning, to understand this is just another condition of humanity that we can grow with.” The provincial government has already pledged $38 million toward the new facility. The Lions Gate Foundation intends to raise the remaining $25 million. With Ho’s gift in hand, the foundation has already brought in more than $16 million. Foundation president Judy Savage expects to have the remaining $9 million in pocket by this time next year. Robert Ho, a former journalist born in Hong Kong, has given tens of millions of dollars to philanthropic causes over the See Activation page 5

sections and therefore more funding. University president Kris Bulcroft said she was happy for the presentations by students and faculty, noting their politeness, but said there was little room for manoeuvring. “We are honouring our commitment in ABE at least to the level that the ministry has financed us to do,” she said. For arts and sciences courses, the university has funds to add extra sections to courses with heavy wait lists, she added. The program cuts were also raised in the legislature Wednesday by NDP advanced education critic Michelle Mungall, who called on the provincial government to increase funding to prevent similar cuts from happening in the future. Mungall said the funding levels and the way money is transferred to universities needs to be re-evaluated, while more aid should be made available for students at all levels.

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past 11 years, including $15 million for a new research centre at Vancouver General Hospital and $4 million to establish a Buddhism and Contemporary Society program at UBC. In an interview, Savage praised the Hos’ generosity, saying it will help give psychiatric patients on the North Shore the kind of facility they’ve been denied for too long. “I think mental health has been swept under the carpet,” Savage said. The new building will have 26 inpatient beds, outpatient facilities and a teaching wing operated by the UBC School of Medicine. Construction is scheduled to begin in June 2012 on a field next to the current site. The fate of the Activation building itself, though, is still up in the air. The 82-year-old heritage structure is slated for eventual destruction. But that could change, said Kristy Gill, the director of donor relations for the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Under the current plan, the building will be replaced by a parking lot when the hospital breaks ground on a new acute care tower. But work on that facility won’t start until the new mental health centre is

complete. That leaves plenty of time for history buffs to plead the old building’s case, Gill said. “There is obviously some interest in preserving it (the

Activation building),” she said. “So over the next few years I’m sure (Vancouver Coastal Health) will be working with the community on that.”

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INANCE Minister Kevin Falcon’s backpedalling on the HST would be funny if it weren’t for the real consequences it will have for British Columbia. It’s always entertaining to watch a government, faced with the threat of its own extinction, scramble to appease an angry voting public. Falcon’s announcement this week that the Liberals will cut the HST down to 10 per cent over three years — if the tax makes it through the upcoming referendum — was a delicious example of this. The move, which Falcon said should cancel out the estimated $350 annual burden the HST places on families, was a clear admission of fault. The levy, as it was rolled out in 2009, was unfair, he said, and this was intended to remedy that. But while taxpayers may derive some

enjoyment from the Liberals’ mea culpa, it doesn’t alter the fact the change of course is a potentially damaging quasisolution to an enormous blunder. The HST, which saves certain businesses $2 billion a year at the expense of consumers, shifts B.C.’s tax burden down the income scale — bad for ordinary people and bad for the economy at large. Falcon’s new plan goes some way toward undoing that, but will be disruptive in its own way. The two-percentage-point reduction does little to help the suffering restaurant industry. The upcoming referendum, which may either effectively raise corporate and small business tax or abolish the HST altogether, creates tremendous uncertainty for already shaken business owners. It’s a costly joke and just not funny.

West Van-Capilano waters look murky

A current profile in a slick magazine might as well have said it with sky-writing: “We love this candidate! We’re hyping her for the coming election!”

The story is in Vancouver, one of those magazines devoted to restless consumers who find their perfectly OK bathrooms unsatisfactory and replace them with more fashionable ones at monster prices. A full-page photo reveals an attractive, smartly coiffed politician “with a Jackie Kennedy flair.” (Think about that.) She’s charming but with a toughness (used sparingly), personally progressive but firmly consensual; she envisions a community where you can “have a glass of wine and head to a gallery, after 7 o’clock . . . that would be marvellous,” but cursed with a fuddy-duddy citizenry the writer describes as “obsessed with tax freezes and publicpurse parsimony.”

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Trevor Lautens The candidate who is the subject of this shrewdly timed puffery is, you’ve guessed if you haven’t read the piece, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones. But — candidate for what: (a) Third term as mayor of West Vancouver? (b) Liberal MLA for West VancouverCapilano? Choose (a), or (b), or (c) — both. If (b), there is a stumbling block if she sets foot on the road to greater political glory in Victoria. He is Ralph Sultan. The incumbent. And he has a lock on the riding that would make any


politician weep envious tears. Last time out of the gate Sultan drew almost two and a half times more votes than his five rivals combined. (One riding over, in West Vancouver-Sea to Sky, Christy Clark top loyalist and former TV personality Pamela Martin is a prospective challenger to Joan McIntyre, who also easily won in 2009.) So if Goldsmith-Jones, backed by the laying-on of hands of Premier Christy Clark, challenges Sultan, the decisive election would be for the Liberal nomination. Expect one of the most bitter, divisive, loyalty-testing political battles that the broader public will never see — closed doors, among the almost 2,000 party constituency members. There’s the age thing. The mayor is reportedly 49, which sounds so much younger than 50. Sultan, brain still in fine working condition, turns 78 on June 6. Granted, it would be an uphill fight against a Jackie Kennedy flair, and wine and

a gallery visit after 7 p.m., but he’d have to make do with a record including a Harvard economics degree, teaching at Harvard, private business experience, and chief economist for a major Canadian bank. Timetable: Months ago the mayor said she’d reveal her electoral plans in July. Municipal elections are in November. Clark, not on firmest ground herself after her narrow byelection win, and heiress to the HST mess, is wrestling with the timing of a general election — and whipping (almost literally, an insider says) her caucus to prepare as if it’s in September. Seems more than a dry run. If so, and if Mayor Goldsmith-Jones tried and failed to step up, she’d still have a job and the opportunity to keep it two months later. That’s the (a), (b) and (c) of it. If this scenario doesn’t materialize, it won’t be my misreading of the tea leaves. It’ll be because Clark — and likely Goldsmith-Jones too

— will catch the signals and decide that West VancouverCapilano is a boat not to be rocked. The big signal being: Even if Goldsmith-Jones persuaded Liberal constituency members to desert the popular Sultan (don’t bet on it), he would not go gently into that good night. My infallible agent XJR707 reports that barring a health or other unforeseen problem, Ralph Sultan’s name will definitely be on the ballot in the next provincial election. He’d run as an independent. The vote-splitting potential would be huge. Throw in a credible Conservative candidate, and the heaven-guaranteed certainty of a Liberal victory in West Vancouver-Capilano would look less certain. And coincidentally — a genuine coincidence — Coun. Michael Smith soon retires from his business, and has quietly mulled running for mayor. Nor has former councillor Vivian Vaughan

ruled herself out. The year of the parsimonious fuddyduddies?

••• Credit where due: The Interested Taxpayers’ Action Committee, its prominent spokesman David Marley, and ITAC’s council sympathizers including Michael Lewis, merit praise for the modest 1.1 per cent rise in your West Van property bill you’ve just received. Compare that with the nearly 10-per-cent rise in Gregor Robertson’s crazed, left-wing Vancouver. ••• You’ve gotta see the wild spoof, Bike Lane Nazis, on YouTube — a raving, frustrated Hitler, magically relocated to Vancouver, fulminating to terrified flunkies who admit they’re losing the war on bicycle lanes, which drives the Fuehrer (further) nuts. A must-see for fans and foes alike of Mayor Robertson’s bicycle panzers.





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Poll predicts tight B.C. election race

WE finally have a sample of public opinion for the first time since both major provincial parties changed leaders, and each of them can take a lot of positives from the findings.

The poll by Ipsos-Reid showed the B.C. Liberals slightly ahead of the NDP, at 41 per cent to 39 per cent. But given the margin of error of 2.9 per cent, what we have right now is basically a dead heat. Considering where the B.C. Liberals stood with the public just a few months ago, the party’s comeback is significant. The poll’s findings show that a political party can recover with a change at the top. But New Democrats, too, can take heart that they are on an even competitive footing with their chief rivals. However, the NDP must be particularly pleased with the poll’s finding that support for the B.C. Conservative party is now pegged at 10 per cent in the polls. As I’ve noted in this space in the past, if the B.C. Conservatives — or any other centre-right party — can start tracking in double digits when it comes to voter support, they become a serious threat to the B.C. Liberals’ continued hold on power. While the B.C. Conservatives can eat into some NDP support in the Interior or the North, they take more votes away from the B.C. Liberals than other parties. The Ipsos poll results are, in fact, almost a mirror image of the results of the 1996 provincial election, when the NDP had fewer votes than the B.C Liberals, but took power because it won more seats. The NDP victory occurred because the old Reform Party took almost 10 per cent of the vote and the old Progressive Democratic Alliance took more than five per cent. Most of the votes would have otherwise gone the B.C. Liberals’ way. Is the stage being set for a similar occurrence come the next election, which may come as early as September? It’s a distinct possibility, but there are a couple of other factors to weigh here. First of all, was the relatively strong showing of the B.C. Conservatives (the poll gives them an eight point climb in support) partially a carry-over from the federal election, which was held just a week before Ipsos began polling voters? And second, can the party hang on to that level of support or will it drop if enough of its supporters begin to realize a splitting of

View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey

the centre-right vote elects the left-wing NDP, a scenario that presumably would frighten a large number of Conservatives? A troubling sign for the B.C. Conservatives was the inane comments of its leader John Cummins, who told a Victoria radio show that he thinks people “choose” to be gay or straight. His comments reinforced the old stereotype of wacko right-wing politicians who can never attract support from beyond the fringes of the public. If he keeps making comments like those, his party will sink back to marginal status. Another key finding of the poll should put big smiles on the faces of B.C. Liberals. When asked who would make the best premier, voters chose Premier Christy Clark by a wide margin over the NDP’s

Adrian Dix. She bested him by a margin of 47 per cent to just 25 per cent. Dix’s low score is no doubt partially related to his relative anonymity compared to Clark. He will undoubtedly fare better on that question as he becomes better known. However, B.C. Liberals have to pleased their leader is now more popular than the party or the government (which is still largely viewed quite negatively). Clark is a demonstrable asset to the party, in stark contrast to the situation with her predecessor, who seemed more of a drag than a boon on his party’s fortunes. Our political system is dominated by our leaders, which makes the question of who will make the best premier such an important one. As long as Clark can put up such high numbers on that question, her chances for success when she calls the next vote are significantly enhanced. But hey, this is just one poll, one snapshot of a lively political scene. There will be plenty more to come before the next election, but the results of this poll make one thing clear: the race is very much on.

Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.

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The lots were previously considered for development before council quashed the proposal in 2006. “We get so tired of having to come up here,” said Jamieson Merritt, a home builder who lives on Esquimalt. “I think we should stick within the community plan.” Merritt’s views echoed many opponents of the proposal who favoured alternative housing but opposed any amendment to the OCP. “I’m actually someone who has been converted to this project since its original inception in 2006,” said Wendy Duke, who lives near the possible duplex development. “I’ve been really impressed with how the developer has listened to the neighbourhood,” Duke said, citing the reduced building heights, increased parking and staggered setbacks of the planned development. Duke said similar housing could benefit her sister, who is suffering from a physical disability that makes it difficult to use stairs. Duke also spoke about amending the OCP. “I don’t think there’s anything particularly sacred about maintaining zoning,” she said. George Pajari, who opposed the proposal, took aim at a number in council’s report stating the developer is projected to make an additional $155,000 from the rezoning. “Is there anyone who can take that number seriously?” Pajari asked council. “That simply does not pass the laughout-loud test.” Pajari discussed a similar 10unit development on Gordon Avenue where he said the uplift was $4-million. Geller said Pajari is mistaken. “He pulled that ($4-million uplift) figure off the property assessment,” he said. “That’s not the value of the land.” Geller stated the profitability of the project is somewhat unknown because no coach houses have been sold in West Vancouver. “I will make a generous base payment toward a community amenity which will increase based on the profitability of the project,” Geller promised. Roya Changizi, an architectural designer who lives on Bellevue Avenue, said she will likely move to North Vancouver unless more diverse housing options become available in her neighbourhood. “They are not so stuck in one style of housing,” she said, referring to North Vancouver. Changizi said she has many friends who want to live in West Vancouver but can’t find good, affordable housing. Keith Pople agreed on the need for alternative housing in West Vancouver, but said council was “bypassing the opportunity” to examine the ramifications of infill housing. “Congestion in the laneway during construction could last for years,” he said. Arash Atash said new, See Polarization page 11

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CITY of North Vancouver Coun. Rod Clark wants council to have more control over what amenities get funds from major developments.

The last two major developments to come to council — Wesgroup’s planned mixed-use tower combining condos and offices as well as Onni’s proposed three-tower development on the Safeway site, both at 13th and Lonsdale — came with amenity contributions already chosen and arts groups cheerleading the developments in the hopes of securing funding. In the case of Wesgroup, the developer chose Presentation House Gallery as their preferred recipient of $1 million in public amenity money, while Onni has proposed to house a new location for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives at the back of their site on 14th Street. Clark said it’s an example of the tail wagging the dog, and argued public amenities should be decided by the public’s representatives, not by developers. “Somewhere along the way, council appears to have been left out of the mix, and I very much want to be brought back into the mix,” he said. His proposed solution, outlined in a notice of motion at the May 16 council meeting requesting a report from staff, is to establish a “cultural amenity fund” into which amenity contributions from developers would flow. Council would then decide where to spend the money. Richard White, director of community development, told council the choice of amenity is “something that staff is struggling with as well,” but also warned that sometimes amenities that are included in the project’s construction are cheaper and more efficient than just a pool of money. While a few councillors quibbled with the name, arguing for “public amenity fund” instead of just cultural, the vote passed unanimously. Coun. Mary Trentadue was absent. Mayor Darrell Mussatto, however, did take issue with any suggestion that developers are engaging in politicking with their choice of amenities in order to garner more supporters for zoning and official community plan amendments that might otherwise face stiff public opposition. “Wesgroup’s owner is an art fanatic, dedicated to support of photo-media art (and a) big supporter of Presentation House,” said Mussatto. “It’s not like they’re shopping around and just want to buy council.”


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INQUIRING REPORTER THE weather is always a topic of discussion or a conversation starter, but lately the unseasonable weather for May has many North Shore residents talking more than usual. After a long winter, people are looking forward to warmer, drier weather. However,peoplehavebeen forced to adjust their plans to deal with the cold, wet forecasts. Right after the cloudy long weekend, we asked people how they feel about the unusual weather. Find us on Facebook to tell us how you feel, or add your comment to Inquiring Reporter at www.nsnews. com. — Loren Romei

Michelle Sawyer North Vancouver It’s awesome, I am not going to complain.

How do you feel about the weather so far this May?

Bill Watson North Vancouver I am less than happy with it. . . . I felt cold all year this spring, this whole spring, just chilly, cold.

Hillary White Jackson, Miss. It’s disappointing that I thought it was going to be a little bit warmer. But it’s OK, at least it’s not raining.

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Jimmy Miller North Vancouver Turbulent. It’s hard to say; it seems to be different every single day. It seems to be a challenge with planning my day with my kids sometimes.

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OVER the May long weekend, more police than usual set up along the Sea to Sky Highway targeting dangerous drivers in part of the provincewide high-risk driving campaign launched May 6. The increased police enforcement is for the month-long campaign by the province, police and ICBC, aiming to raise

awareness about the importance of smart driving behaviours and the impact of high-risk driving. This past weekend from Friday through to Monday there were up to 10 police officers watching drivers along the Sea to Sky Highway according to RCMP Cpl. Scott Bowden, spokesman for Sea to Sky Traffic Services. “We dealt with a lot. From aggressive driving, to drinking and driving, to open liquor in the vehicle, no insurance . . . so it was a busy weekend as far as volume and it was also a busy weekend as far as dealing with various offences,” said Bowden.


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Jill Blacklock, road safety program delivery manager at ICBC, said the campaign is focusing on common high-risk driving behaviours such as: speeding, failure to yield, following too closely, ignoring a traffic control device like a yellow light and improper passing. “The campaign is important because though we have seen a reduction of crashes over the past few years, the numbers are still very high. On average there’s 75, 900 people injured every year in B.C. because of these high-risk driving behaviours that people are able to change,” said Blacklock. The campaign will crack down on dangerous driving, but also educate the public about high-risk driving habits though radio and TV advertisements. Sixty-three per cent of all police-attended crashes involving injuries and fatalities in B.C. are because of a driver’s action, she said. “People’s driving behaviour is what caused the crashes. Driving behaviour that people are able to actually change . . . the majority of crashes could be avoided,” said Blacklock. Bowden said as the weather improves in May more people are out and about — making it an opportune time for the campaign.



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affordable housing is “vital for our survival.” He stated West Vancouver’s emphasis on single-family housing makes it difficult for residents to spend the different stages of their life in the same community. “We have a (community) fabric, (but) it will be disabled in 10 years,” he said. Coun. Michael Smith expressed disappointment at the polarized reaction to the project. “We have failed the community,” he said, discussing the need for a project that would be favoured by a vast majority. Coun. Bill Soprovich called for greater discussion. “My fear is if we close tonight, I don’t have enough information. . . to make a decision,” he said. Council adjourned the matter until June 6. Geller said he is hopeful construction can begin in September.


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Desiree Zurowski and Camille, Chantall and Trevor Wyman attend. Representatives of the Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts invited community members to help celebrate the West Vancouver school’s 40th anniversary at an open house reception at the Music Box May 14. Many students, parents, teachers, family and friends, both past and present, came out to celebrate the milestone and celebrate the successes of school founder Wyman, who has earned local and international acclaim as an innovative dancer and choreographer.

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CALENDAR From page 14 collection of different woven items by Iranian tribes, until May 30. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: North Shore Rhapsody: An evening commemorating the life and art of the late sculptor Ryszard Wojciechowski in conjunction with the official launch of his website Wednesday, June 1 at 6:30 p.m. RSVP: 604-527-0350. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9886844 or Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Man’s Best Friend: An exhibition of works that captures the ideal, peaceful cohabitation amongst creatures and the human species, until May 28. Pushing Boundaries: An exhibition that will showcase contemporary First Nations’ artwork June 3-July 2. Opening reception: Thursday, June 2, 7-9 p.m. Call for Exhibition Proposals: Submissions are currently being accepted for the 2011/2012 exhibition schedule. Deadline: Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. Guidelines: www.nvartscouncil. ca/home/artist-calls. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents an exhibition of landscape paintings, entitled Waterworks, by artist Jennifer Harwood, until May 28. Eastwood Onley Gallery: 2075 Alberta St., Vancouver. Info: Graceful Line: A solo exhibition of paintings by North Shore artist Shirley Claire Williams May 27-June 2. Opening reception: Thursday, May 26, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7266 or Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Textile Arts Grad Show: A juried selection of the work of this year’s Capilano University students will be shown until May 29. Four Heathers: An exhibition of works by Heather Aston, Heather Cairns, Heather Johnston and Heather McAlpine May 31-June 19. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 31, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance: Saturday, June 4, 2-3 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9832896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604980-1699 or North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and

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Lucky Construction has applied to develop a new building on this site with three strata units with roof top decks An attached three stall garage with two uncovered stalls would be provided for a total of five vehicle parking stalls Bicycle storage would also be provided in the garage. All parking accessed from the rear lane. Interested members of the public are invited to attend an Open House with the applicant and designer for an early topportunity to review the proposal and offer comments. An Open House will be held Tuesday, May 31, 2011 , from 6:30 to 8:30 PM At: St Andrew’s United Church Hall 1044 St. George’s Avenue North Vancouver. Applicant Contact Bill Curtis 604-986-4550 N. Van. City Contact Chris Wilkinson 604-990-4206

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■ Silent auction fundraiser in support of the film Heart of Dance, Sunday, June 5 at 6 p.m. at The Blarney Stone. Featuring performances by Robyn & Ryleigh and Jay “Big Daddy” Phillips. Tickets: $30 (must be purchased in advance), visit or phone 778-994-7633.

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SCARLETT Bruns is a woman of many talents.

An actor, dancer and model, the 22-year-old North Vancouver resident is also an entrepreneur; at age 15, she launched a greeting card design business and Bruns Family Productions, an umbrella company for multiple creative endeavours. In addition, she’s active in philanthropy. Bruns’ newest project, a full-length feature film she wrote and is set to star in, draws on her diverse interests and achievements, bringing them together as a means of helping others. Heart of Dance chronicles a high school senior’s quest to fulfill her late younger sister’s dream of becoming a professional dancer and her subsequent struggle with an eating disorder. Not just meant to entertain, Heart of Dance is intended to raise awareness of eating disorders and 30 per cent of profits will be donated to the Looking Glass Foundation For Eating Disorders, a non-profit working to open Canada’s first treatment centre for adolescents. “Instead of just going and donating to a charity, this will actually raise public awareness,” says Bruns. “You can get a hundred people to go and donate $1,000 but that doesn’t encourage other people to do it, which is what I hope this movie will do.” Bruns, born in Berlin, Germany, showed an early interest in acting, taking the stage for the first time at age three. After moving to Canada with her family, she continued to lead a creative life,

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NORTH Vancouver’s Scarlett Bruns is currently raising funds for a new feature-length film, Heart of Dance, she plans to make this summer.

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him that there was no limit to what he could do. Shirley McIver, Brooks’ high school art teacher, further fostered his artistic side even though “most students didn’t have the aspiration of going to Hollywood.” After college, Brooks attended the School of Communication Arts in Raleigh, North Carolina, one of the few schools to offer computer animation at the time. He was working at a local multimedia company when a friend at Industrial Light and Magic (ILM) asked if he’d like to come for a visit. “If I’m coming out there, is there anyone I could get a demo reel to?” Brooks asked. He was interviewed the second day he got to California, and hired three days later. “It was a lifelong dream . . . I swear I had a smile on my face permanently for about a month,” Brooks says. The first movie he worked on was The Empire Strikes Back. (“That’s geek street-cred right there!” he laughs.) Brooks did visual effects for live-action film, gaming, and animation and was employed by Cinesite, Electronic Arts, Sony Imageworks, Disney’s ImageMovers and ILM before landing at DreamWorks. “I love working here,” enthuses Brooks. DreamWorks, he says, is “like a spa, not a studio”: the adobe-style buildings are dotted with koi ponds, and it isn’t unusual to head into work and find balloons everywhere and a bag of toys on your desk. The other day, Brooks walked toward the

office and there was a double rainbow over the building. “Really, DreamWorks?” Brooks says, as though the whole thing was manufactured to add to the ambience. What does Brooks say to people who think CG animation is more computer programming than art? “You can take out a pencil, a crayon, watercolors. They’re all tools, but you have to know how to use them to create something pleasing.” And CG animation continues to make leaps and bounds in sophistication and detail: the sheer volume of animated movies being released guarantees that studios will vie for the best product. “A story is a story,” says Brooks, “you could tell a good one with stick figures,” but today’s savvy audience demands more. Brooks returns to the East Coast a few times each year to visit his parents and his grandparents. He credits his upbringing and “the hometown, down-to-earth influence” with keeping him grounded in Los Angeles. Not that there isn’t room for some crazy: Brooks and his partner, actor Barry Bishop, spent a recent weekend doing a “Funny Or Die” segment with Tori Spelling. “It was surreal,” he laughs, “but if you live in Hollywood you need to take advantage of it and have fun.” Brooks says he has been grateful for every opportunity that has come his way, whether it’s working with heroes Steven Spielberg and George Lucas, learning new skills on his latest film project, or composing music on the side. “It’s a gift to be able to do this. I really am very appreciative of that.”

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Celebrity Purse Auction: Join Valerie Casselton of the Vancouver Sun at It’s in the Bag on May 27, 6:30 p.m. at the Roundhouse Community Centre, 181 Roundhouse Mews in Vancouver. Enjoy dinner prepared by Hamilton Street Grill celebrity chef Neil Wyles and a chocoholic dessert buffet. All proceeds to the women’s groups Antigone, Wish Drop-In Centre, Aware and Soroptimists. Tickets are $75/$35 at or call 604-669-9474. For details, visit Textile Treasures: Capilano University’s Textile Arts Grad Show continues to May 29 at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours are Tuesday to Sunday, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., closed Mondays.

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West Hastings St. This year’s event will also include bags from Balenciaga, Ports 1961, Blumarine, Stuart Weitzman, Burberry, Salvatore Ferragamo and a special offering from Tiffany that will not be available in Canada until later this year. Previously loved bags from Gucci, YSL and Salvatore Ferragamo will also be on the block, along with one-of-a-kind creations from local designers Sienna Ray & Co., Erin Templeton and John Fluevog. The bidding action will be led by Rob Heffel of Heffel Fine Art Auction House. An exclusive selection of wines from Mission Hill will be enjoyed, and CTV News at 11:30 anchor Keri Adams will emcee the event. Champagne will be served at 11:30 a.m. Auction will run from noon to 2 p.m. Tickets: $250. A tax receipt for $125 per person is available. Info: Colette Lynch at 604-682-2871 ext.4850 or — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to

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and celebrity host, Vicki Gabereau, for a spectacular evening of melody and song in support of Kay Meek Centre.

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Win two tickets to see Anna Calvi

Brian Eno calls the U.K.’s Anna Calvi, currently on her first North American tour, “the biggest thing since Patti Smith.” Her debut album, released earlier this year on Domino Records, has been compared favourably to the work of PJ Harvey — not entirely surprising considering the producer Rob Ellis is a longtime collaborator of Harvey’s, but Calvi has the chops to back it up. Uncut magazine said of her debut: “It’s a fearless rejection of current pop trends, fashioning a benchmark of intensity and originality that the rest of this year’s albums will struggle to match.” For a chance to win two tickets to Anna Calvi’s June 2 show at the Biltmore, tell us the name of another artist Brian Eno has worked with. Email your entry to Anna Calvi Contest at Deadline for the contest is Tuesday, May 31, 5 p.m. Only residents 19 years and older living in the Lower Mainland/Greater Vancouver area are eligible to enter. Winners will be chosen in a random draw.



at The Kay Meek Centre

Popular Afghanistan MP and 2014 Presidential candidate Fawzia Koofi is an outspoken advocate for human rights in a country where women struggle for basic protection. Sharing spell-binding stories from her new memoir Letters to My Daughters, she’ll describe her struggles as a woman, mother, and politician whose life is on the line to make positive changes for the next generation.

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ANNA Calvi performs Thursday, June 2 at the Biltmore Cabaret.


MONDAY, JUNE 6 • 7:30PM-9:00PM


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Kay Meek Centre 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver


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Band built fanbase playing blues festivals From page 13

way to describe their style of music, as something that’s a little bit rockabilly but with a little more pizzazz. They follow it up with their style. Andy often wears an electric blue suit to performances, while the whole band looks almost out of a comic book in their promotional material. Above the guitars, speech-bubble sound effects a la early Batman are almost expected. “We’re willing to make fools of ourselves. We’ll try out new moves on the spot that are totally dorky,” says Julie. But while she admits some might call them a little cheesy, there’s a very serious undertone to the band through their music. They play familiar riffs in the style of blues favourites, but chart their own course with their own original songs. Their latest album, We’re On Our Way, is their third and does a good job living up to the local hype generated by their first two albums in the Northwest U.S. blues scene. Even before forming the band, all the members have a long history. Julie and Andy were both fed a steady diet of blues since before they could walk, and admit it was partially a love of the same icons that brought them together. Andy used to tour with Screamin’ Jay Hawkins, the famous blues performer who pioneered a form of shock rock, who described Andy as the best bass man he knew. “He helped inspire what we do in the sense that he wasn’t — he had a great term for it, — the ‘classic blues guy,’ ” says Andy. “In a way, we owe something to him.” Aside from the two leads, there’s guitarist Suburban Slim and drummer Andy Gauthier, who’ve built reputations in their own right on the Portland blues scene.

The band has been a mainstay of blues festivals in Washington and Oregon since forming in 2003 and have won the Cascade Blues Association’s Best Contemporary Blues Act award four years running. It was on their festival tour last year that the owners of the Starlight Room at the Eagles Lounge on Third Street and Chesterfield in North Vancouver first saw the band live, and invited them up to play their first show north of the border. “We’ve got quite a few fans or people from Canada who’ve seen us at some of those Washington festivals,” says Andy, who said they’ve been looking forward to the chance to tour more widely. “We’re not going to go the route of being road warriors going town to town to the point where it’s not fun anymore,” adds Julie, who like the other members of the band keeps a day

job. “The whole point is to have a good time and bring the best of ourselves out in each show.” If you’re wondering, Strange really is their last name. While Andy got flack on the school yard, he says it’s worked out in the long run, and when they got married Julie decided to take the name “after much deliberation.” As a high school teacher, she was a little worried about being Mrs. Strange, but as a blues rocker she embraces the title. The band’s name, as well, was an easy choice. Aside from the quick spring tour, the band is also putting the final pieces together for their fourth album, which, like all the others, will be fully written, produced and recorded in-house. “Our MO is kind of a little different, in that we do all our own recordings, mastering mixing and booking,” says Andy. That’s the Crime-A-Billy way.


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Isbell makes it three in a row

From page 26

necklace. Listening to a song on its own doesn’t give the full experience of the piece. With Helplessness Blues, Fleet Foxes prove their staying power and grow immensely as musicians. — Tessa Holloway ■ Jason Isbell & the 400 Unit — Here We Rest (Lightning Rod Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10) The third solo album from Jason Isbell, former member of the Drive-by Truckers, sees him settled into a comfortable groove. Starting off with the gentle “Alabama Pines,” Isbell sings of lost days and pleas for someone to help him find his way back. Isbell paints a thickly textured vision of life in the South where loss and broken dreams pile up over the eleven songs. The band is precise and polished behind him without overpowering his distinctly raspy voice. Musically, he follows the sound he has developed on the previous releases but adds a couple of new twists, like the Honky Tonk feel of “Codeine” and the funky beat of “Heart On A String.” He stretches vocally for notes on the tender ballad, “Daisy Mae,” with limited success. There are occasional clashes between the music and the lyrics, like the bouncy mandolin playing against the account of the returned soldier on “Tour of Duty.” Isbell has made it three in a row with this album that shows of his talents as a singer/songwriter. — Terry Peters

New CD releases

May 31 Death Cab For Cutie — Codes and Keys; Eddie Vedder — Ukelele Songs; Kate Bush — Director’s Cut.

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CALENDAR From page 17 Vancouver. Box office: 604-984-4484 or www.centennialtheatre. com. Vanleena Dance Academy will hold recitals May 27 at 7 p.m. and May 28 at 1 and 7:30 p.m. Admission: $19/$17. Tickets: 604-9832623. Solstice: A performance by Pacific Dance Arts Friday, June 3 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18/$16. Dawn to Dusk: Pink Petal Ballet will present their year end performance featuring 200 ballerinas and live music by Asha Diaz Saturday, June 4 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Seymour Dance will perform a ballet to Beauty and the Beast followed by a dance showcase of various styles Sunday, June 5 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18/$15. Dance, Dance Revolution: OneDance Creative Art Centre presents students performing ballet, jazz, hip hop, contemporary, Irish, acro tap and musical theatre Friday, June 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets $20/$15. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-913-3634. Pro Arte Gala: A performance by pre-professional senior students with live musicians Sunday, May 29 at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $15.

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Choirs collaborate

MING Berka (centre right) and fellow choir mates rehearse for a special performance of the Silver Harbour Choir and SFU’s Chemsemble Choir Sunday, May 29, at 1:30 p.m. at the Silver Harbour Seniors Activity Centre. Admission $1.

CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt, Wednesday, June 22 at 7 p.m. Topic: Is some art really better than other art? Admission: $5. See more page 33



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CALENDAR From page 32 Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Friday and Saturday at 8 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver. Live local jazz every Thursday. Taylor’s Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604986-7899. Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver.

Bruns started working on her film project in 2006

From page 20

graduating from the Vancouver Waldorf School. As a model, she’s walked in 13 runway shows and has been featured in 36 print campaigns, including for Dove, and was recently featured in the film Sunday’s Child, up for a Leo Award for best makeup in a short drama. The seeds for Heart of Dance were sown in 2006, when a teenager Bruns danced with died from a heart attack due to an eating disorder. “It really hit home, to have someone that you know die from an eating disorder,” she says. “You hear about eating disorders all the time. Especially in the dance world and the modelling world, there’s always pressure to be thinner.” Shortly afterwards, Bruns came down with a lung infection and was off work for a number of months. “I just started writing without ever intending to write about eating disorders or to write a screenplay,” she says. Her passion for the project continued to grow and during her recuperation period, she found herself waking up in the middle of the night with ideas, unable to go back to sleep until she recorded them. Bruns asked friends and contacts in the entertainment industry to read her resulting script. Based on positive feedback, she realized she was onto something and has moved forward with the project. A host of talented actors and crew have come on board. Those joining her onscreen will include: So You Think You Can Dance Canada finalist Allie Bertram; Vancouver actress Julia Stone (The Year Dolly Parton Was My Mom); North Vancouver actress Pamela Jones (owner of Soundswrite Creative Media Studio); and actor and Capilano University professor Gordon Rudolph. Heart of Dance will be directed by Terence Winkless (Twice as Dead, White Wolves II: Legend of the Wild and TV’s Mighty Morphin’ Power Rangers). The film will be presented by Bruns Family Productions in association with Rising Entertainment. All that’s needed for filming to get underway locally this summer is support from investors. Bruns’ goal is to come up with approximately $300,000. To that end, she’s holding a silent auction fundraiser June 5 at The Blarney Stone. For more information, to make a donation or to become an investor, visit

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The Celtic Medley String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Pacific Arbour Speaker Series: Author Irshad Manji will talk about her book Allah, Liberty and Love: the Courage to Reconcile Faith and Freedom Friday, June 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $18/$15. Tickets are available at 32 Books, 3185 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7400. Opera Lecture Series: A free series of lectures that will introduce listeners to Baroque operas, Wednesdays until June 1, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Spring Music Talks: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will explore the music of Tin Pan Alley composers June 8 and 15, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

SHOWTIMES From page 19 PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM Kibatsu Cinema: eccentricity, popular culture and contemporary Japanese film May 27-29 The Powell Street Festival Society and Pacific Cinémathèque present the third edition of “Kibatsu Cinema,” a celebration of the odd and the eccentric

in Japanese pop culture and contemporary Japanese film. Check www. for full schedule info. Tonight: Vancouver premiere of Go Shibata’s Doman Seman (Japan, 2010) at 7 p.m. followed by Seijun Suzuki’s Youth of the Beast (Japan, 1963) at 9:30 p.m. Uzbek Rhapsody: The Films of Ali Khamraev May 29-June 1, 5-6, 8-9 First North American retrospective of Khamraev’s seminal work.

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AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant


Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

BAR & GRILL Hurricane Grill


Food and service that will blow you away.Tons of TVs for all your sports action. Steak & Prawn Thursday. Prime Rib Fridays. Weekend brunch. 999 Marine Drive, N. Van. 604-983-9444

LEGEND Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) $ $ $ $ Live Music Open Mic/Karaoke DJ Big Screen Sports WiFi

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Wheelchair Accessible


French classic bistro with attitudefree dining. 224 West Esplanade N. Van. 604-924-4913


Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322

CASUAL DINING The MarinaSide Grill


Enjoy your waterfront dining experience with our extensive menus.From eggs bennie and big juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, scallop salad,clam chowder,king crab,steaks,lamb,seafood style cordon bleu.Room’s available for private parties and a large free parking lot. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. 2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under bridge 604-988-0038


Mom is the cook in the kitchen! Authentic Chinese fusion. Open for lunch & dinner, 6 days a week. Closed Wednesdays. Over 20 lunch specials to choose from. Open 11:30-9:30. Delivery starts at 4:30. 1615 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-980-2328


North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885


BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

FinestYum-Yum Restaurant

Neighbourhood Noodles House

BISTRO Le Bistro Chez Michel



This iconic burger joint has paired up with B.C.’s own famous Breakfast Legend, Ricky’s All Day Grill to bring you the best of both worlds: hand-cut Home Style Onion Rings, hand-scooped real Ice Cream Shakes, and the juiciest burgers in town, made with 100% AAA Alberta beef as well as Ricky’s Famous Big Breakfasts, beautiful Bennies and All Day Breakfast selections. 1995 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-904-4430

FINE DINING The Observatory


An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver.

Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403

The Salmon House


Serving spectacular views and fine, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: or call 604-926-3212

FRENCH Chez Michel


A West Vancouver Favorite for 25 years. Daily specials. 1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913

Kypriaki Taverna

PUB $$

Now Open everyday @ noon for Lunch! Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland. Our two new highlytrained chefs are also serving up fresh gourmet Mediterraneaninspired specials. With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service, candlelit charm and daily food/drink specials, you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant.Free parking at rear of building.Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India


Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery. 1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262

Where one spicy sauce does not fit all. Readers’ Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner. Lunch Buffet $10.95. 116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555


The pinnacle of Malaysian Cuisine. We are open 7 days a week for lunch & dinner. Hours of operation are Monday-Sunday 11:30am3:00pm for lunch,Sunday-Thursday 5:00pm-9:30pm for dinner and Friday/Saturday 5:00pm-10:00pm for dinner. 10% discount for take out with min. $25 order. 1440 Lonsdale Avenue, N. Van. 604 990 0111


Voted Best Pub on the North Shore for a reason. An extensive menu selection with weekly & daily food/drink features and full Take-Out menu available. Free parking and close to public transportation.Over 20 regional beers on tap.Reserve your special event or party today [8-30 ppl - excluding Fridays]. GO CANUCKS GO! 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van 604.990.8880

The Bridge Between Pub $ $

“Perfect room for private parties up to 200 ppl. Fundraisers, birthdays,anniversaries,retirement, or let us cater your party and clean up the mess!”All sporting events, including PPV on our flat screens and big screens. Daily wings and beverage specials. Excellent seasonal menu, daily specials and brunch. 1970 Spicer Road, N. Van. 604-924-1834 A Tom & Binnie Production

The Rusty Gull

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine

The Black Bear Pub



A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm.The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft.All Canucks PPV games on the big screens. 175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub


Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view. 86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087

Village Tap House


Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882

C-Lovers Fish & Chips


The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993

The Fish House In Stanley Park


While strolling in the park,enjoy exceptional seafood in one of our unique dining rooms,patios,or oyster bar. Weekend brunch from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Afternoon tea,daily from 2 4 p.m. Come and join us... we are just a bridge away! 8901 Stanley Park Drive, Van (Where the west end meets Stanley Park) 604-681-7275

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant


West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner. 1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel


Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reflect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000

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BLOUDOFF - M. Grace (Nana Farley) May 12, 1922 - May 18, 2011 She will be greatly missed by Paul, (Grandpa Farley) loving husband for nearly 60 years. Sons, Sam, Alex, grandson Paul and the Mike Waklin Family. Also will be missed by her many firends and relatives, expecially by Monica, Chris and M’Tano. there will be no funeral or memorial service. She always said ‘‘Praise me while I’m alive, not when I am dead, as I will not be able to hear the kind mushy words that are spoken.’’ Mom, you’ll be with us, always!

Marier, John Eugene October 3, 1919 - May 18, 2011 It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Jack at age 91. Predeceased by his wife Verroll, Jack leaves behind his daughter Norma, grandchildren Leah (Rick) and Lani, and loving companion Patricia Craig, as well as extended family Ian MacGregor, Peter Sullivan, Bob Day and families and Andrea and Tisch Lynn. Born in Toronto and raised on Mt. Pleasant Road and Centre Island, Jack’s adventurous spirit lead to an early interest in photography and the outdoors. He was a fishing guide in Temagami and made ski films for Kodak. Jack joined the RCAF 408 squadron bomber command as navigator, completed 30 ops and subsequently flew five more as base navigation officer. He was promoted to squadron leader and awarded the DFC. He met his wife during that time at Linton-on-Ouse. After the war Jack attained a business degree from the University of Toronto. He worked as a businessman in various capacities in Toronto, Windsor and Vancouver where he settled in 1961. He was a member of the Terminal City Club, past president of the Central Lions Club, past president and on the Board of Governors of the Arts Club Theatre and a member of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Jack eased into retirement and enjoyed working on his home, taking laps in the pool, tending to his garden and fruit trees, hosting parties for family and friends and vacationing in Hawaii and Mexico. A memorial will be held on Friday, May 27 at 2:00 pm at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Jack’s memory to the Alzheimer Society of BC or Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. SIMMONS - Marguerite Amy ‘Molly’ (nee Marsh) Oct. 8, 1914 - May 21, 2011 Born in Fromme, England, passed away peacefully in Vancouver. Molly will be mourned by her loving family, daughter Cheryl, son-in-law Joseph, granddaughter Tania (Martin) and grandson Joe. Survived by nephew Bryant (Lynn), children Leanne (Chris) and Alisa, brotherin-law Jerry, cousin Wally in Calgary and many cousins, relatives and dear friends in Canada and England. Predeceased by sister-in-law Marjorie. Molly came to Winnipeg with her family in the 1920’s. She became one of the first women court reporters in Canada. In 1950 she moved to Vancouver with her husband and daughter. Her career as secretary to the Physical Director Louis at the YMCA gave her many life long friends. Molly was an active vibrant person, with many interests. She was a past member of the Shakespeare Society and the Society of St. George. She created clothes with flair, loved the theatre, opera and the symphony, played the piano beautifully, swam in Kits pool and loved life. We will miss her Nothing loved is ever lost. Memorial service Monday, May 30th, 2:00pm at St. Catherines Anglican Church (Chapel), 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver, BC.

OTTLEY - Eva Born November 25, 1922, deceased April 5, 2011. With sadness, her family announces her passing in Victoria after a lengthy illness. She leaves behind her children Linda (Paull), David and Lorna (Al), granddaughters Barbara (Steve), Amanda (Michael) and Jessica, and greatgrandchildren Kiana and Joshua. A celebration of her life will be held at 4 p.m. on Saturday, May 28th at the Grouse Room, Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. For Information, please call 604-530-4210.

PARK, Carol Stacey (Hawthorne) May 12, 1970 – May 21, 2011. It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Carol after a tenacious 10 year battle with ovarian cancer. She will be lovingly remembered and deeply missed by her husband Matt and her children Kayla and Ryan. Also left to cherish her memory are her parents Thea (Glen) and Ken (Joanne), sister Susan (Steve), mother & father-law Judith & Brian & extended family members. Carol was born and grew up in North Vancouver where she attended Seacove Secondary School. The family wishes to thank the Doctors and Nurses at the BC Cancer Agency and Lions Gate Hospital for all the wonderful care she received. In lieu of flowers, donations to the BC Cancer Agency in Carol’s memory are greatly appreciated. At Carol’s request there will be no formal service, but the Family invites all who knew her to a Celebration of Life in her honour. This will be held on Saturday June 4th, 2011 from 2pm to 4pm. For details where this will be held please contact Joanne at 604-986-6411 or email

Vincent, Marguerite Born February 28, 1915, Died February 6, 2011 VINCENT, Marguerite Montgomery "Peggy" (nee Green) born February 28, 1915 passed away peacefully on February 6, 2011 at West Vancouver, BC. Peggy was born and raised in North Vancouver and attended North Vancouver High School. During the Second World War she served as an officer in the WRCNS (Wrens), carrying on the Green family maritime tradition. After the war she worked as a switchboard operator at Burrard Dry Dock, and was a Lightkeeper with the Mission to Seamen. While visiting England during the mid 1950’s she met her future husband, John Vincent and they were married in 1958. John was retired and they lived in Bromley, West Wickham, Kent. They travelled throughout the UK and Europe including many expeditions in their Dormobile caravan as well as several trips back to Canada. John passed away in 1982. Peggy moved back to North Vancouver in 1985 and enjoyed her many old and new friendships, some of which dated from her earliest years in North Vancouver. Peggy was predeceased by her father, Capt. Ernest Philip Green, her mother Frances Olive Green, and her brother Capt. Philip Teasdale Green. She leaves behind family and good friends throughout BC and the UK. A memorial service to celebrate Peggy’s life will be held on June Second at 2:00 PM at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Peggy’s memory to the Canadian Cancer Society.

Coming Events

Lost & Found


CAT LOST, black & white tuxedo, male adult, short hair since May 14 from W. Van 604-328-3480 CHILDS BIKE: Found 700 block East Keith North Van., Call to identify 604-985-8669

DOG LOST, 12 yr old Keeshond (Haley), Mar 10th @ Brothers Creek Millstream W. Van. She needs medication, tattooed, Reward, Possible sightings @ Cypress Bowl & Horseshoe 604-922-7893 FOUND CD HOLDER, Sunset Blvd, N Van, ICON, filled with DVDs & CDs, Call 604-880-9140

FOUND KEYS Norgate area, Thursday May 19th @ 6pm. Call to Id please. 604-812-4912

Interior Makeover for property sale

Moving assistance:

ITCHY IS STILL missing REWARD $500 Black grey tan 9 mth tabby male with orange belly & black spots. Very missed. Last Seen Apr 21st Upper Lonsdale. Thank you to all who have responded so far. 604-983-9910

604-630-3300 1010

LOST: Men’s bi focal glasses 200 block of West 16th, North Vancouver, black bag. Call: (604) 984-8440


Did You Ever Work in the UK?

ULINDER, Helene Sept 20, 1919 - May 24, 2011 Helene passed away peacefully on May 24th, 2011 at the age of 91. She was predeceased by her husband Godfrey in 1995 and son’s Daniel in 2003 and Ronald in 2004. Helene will be sadly missed by daughters in-law, Alida and Noreen, her grandchildren, Kyle (Rebecca), Aaron (Lisa), Alexa (Callum), Erika (Alex), her 6 beautiful great grandchildren, her niece Heather (Hunter), as well as extended family and friends. Many thanks to Dr. Davidson and the wonderful caregivers at Evergreen House for the kindness shown to Helene during her stay with them. A Memorial Service to celebrate her life will be held on Wednesday, June 1st, 2011 ar 2:00pm at First Memorial Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver, BC

Lost & Found

FOUND Prescription Glasses Photosensitive, taupe metallic/brown designer frames, ladies. On Tempe Cr. on Vict Day wkd. Call: (604) 9806586 email: RING: LOST gold ring with diamonds. Reward. 604-988-2297


Singles Clubs

ENJOY A GREAT SOCIAL LIFE *** TGIF SINGLES *** Things to do, places to go, friends to meet. Dinners, dances, walks, trips, tennis, golf, etc... with fun people. Info. evenings Thursdays Call 604-988-5231


Are you receiving your UK Pension? You and your spouse may be eligible after only one year! Know your rights, become a member and help fight “frozen” Pensions.


WHEN: 1:30pm SATURDAY, JUNE 4, 2011 WHERE: Alma Van Dusen & Peter Kaye Room, Lower Level, Vancouver Public Library, 350 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC Presentation by CABP National Chairman

Easy underground parking, bus routes #5, 6, 8, 15, 17 & 20 Granville or Stadium SkyTrain Stations

For Info. call 604-683-3445 or

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCED SALES CONSULTANT Join the No. 1 Volkswagen Dealership in BC! – Highest Volume Sales –

Capilano Volkswagen Inc. requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join the No. 1 Volkswagen Sales Team in BC. Must have automotive sales experience along with excellent communication skills. A current BC MVSA License, a valid BC Drivers License and a clean driver’s abstract are required. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package. Apply in confidence to: Garry Speranza, Sales Manager Fax: 604-985-0520 • Email: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


INTERESTED IN WORKING WITH CHILDREN AND ART? The Vancouver Art Gallery is looking for volunteers who would like to conduct exhibition tours to students in grades 2-12. We will provide intense training on art content and touring techniques in exchange for a commitment of 8 hours/week, September to June. If you are interested, please email or call 604 662 4700, local 2416 by June 2.

AUDI BRAND SPECIALIST Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. We are in particular seeking an Audi Brand Specialist to help address the needs of our ever-growing clientele. Therefore, previous sales experience and fluency in Mandarin are strong assets. Also required: • A valid BC Drivers License • A clean driver’s abstract


Music/Theatre/ Dance

IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765


Tutoring Services

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100

House contents removal

To place your birthday announcement call . . .


NSG SINGLES • 50+ Years MAY EVENTS: Kayaking, Horse Racing, Theatre Night. Info • Evenings •778-928-0146

FOUND CHANGE PURSE, Lonsdale Ave, May 25. Call 604-987-2095


fax: 604-985-3227

delivery: 604-986-1337

TAKE it With You Art Sale Art Inventory Moving Sale by West Vancouver artist Jim Gladden. Jim holds a Master of Fine Arts degree from Yale University, Conn. His acrylic abstracts and water colours are available in a once in a lifetime sale Saturday May 28th 9am to 9pm in his studio at 5495 Keith Road West Vancouver, off Kew and Marine Drive. By appointment to June 3rd. Pricing designed to find homes for all pieces before the big move to smaller spaces. Portion of the proceeds to benefit Harvest Project. Call: (604) 836-5385


We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.

Please email your resume to: No phone calls please • •

ARE YOU EXCITED BY THE CHANGING MEDIA LANDSCAPE? If you answered yes to this question, then come and join our team as a

Postmedia Community Publishing, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. has an immediate full-time opening for an Account Specialist co-ordinator position in their Vancouver office. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:



Working in a coordinating role with Account Executives, agencies, newspapers and clients to ensure the accurate processing and execution of print and online advertising orders. Assist Account Executives with research gathering and presentations for new revenue opportunities. Closely monitor print & digital campaigns and work with Account Executives to ensure contract terms are met and recommend solutions when necessary. Resolve customer service and billing issues promptly. Create and maintain schedules for ad campaigns including promotions and integrated opportunities. Obtain superior knowledge of the booking system (Dart Sales Manager) and achieve the highest capabilities on the system Assist in providing screenshots of launched campaigns Perform other duties as required.

Solid experience in a Customer Service Representative role. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in fast pace environment. Solid communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment. Intermediate skills in MS Power Point, Word, and Excel. Detail oriented with the ability to work independently. Interactive Advertising skills are an asset.

If this sounds like the perfect fit, please submit you resume and cover letter in confidence to /

Friday, May 27, 2011 – North Shore News – A37


Beauticians/ Barbers

Esthetician & Receptionist

required to join our busy spa. Great clientele, friendly team, excellent bonuses and flexible hours. Call Sara or Danielle 604-773-9211


General Employment


requires p/t employee - 21 hours/ week. Sorting, price donations and cash out/banking. Some heavy lifting. Starting wage $10. Apply with resume in person at 128 W 15th St. North Vancouver from 10am to 4pm


Hotel Restaurant

EXPERIENCED MANAGER required for busy fast paced Pizza Restaurant. Full time, $15/hour. email:


Retail Sales

looking for two

F/T Sales Professionals

to join their team. Sales and customer service oriented, team player, capable of performing a multitude of tasks. New to industry ok. Potential of growth to management. Please email resume to:



RECEPTIONIST Needed full time with experience for busy oral surgery practice. Drop off resume at 450 - 145 West 17th St. North Van.

CAPILANO AUDI is looking to fill the following permanent position:

★ F/T Lot Attendant

Position requires a valid BC drivers license & a clean drivers abstract. Work schedule of 5 days/ week. Experience an asset but not required. We provide a competitive remuneration package, comprehensive benefit plan and a friendly working environment. Please send your resume to: Capilano AUDI 813 Automall Drive North Vancouver, V7P 3R8 or email: No phone calls please.

MANUFACTURER of Medical Equipment looking for Production Person Duties include: Light manufacturing, Assembly, Shipping, Receiving and Customer Support. Part Time converting to Full Time. Email resume to: or Fax (604) 929-7142

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.


Office Technology

PREPRESS FOREMAN - THE DAILY COURIER (KELOWNA) Qualifications: • Working knowledge of prepress equipment /software. • Knowledge of CTP, image setters and negative output preferred • Computer experience on Mac / PC • Exceptional knowledge of graphic design and ad production.• Able to work with little or no supervision. Responsibilities: •Assist in the analysis of existing business practices and workflows. •Design and implement tools to both automate and improve these existing operations. •Ability to lead, direct and manage Prepress/Composing department personnel. •Be a team player, self -motivated with strong work ethics. Previous newspaper experience an asset. Wages as per union contract.. Submit resumes by May 30, 2011 to: Okanagan Valley Newspaper Group Email:




Wanted for North Shore maintenance operation. Full Time work available for the right people. Experience in hand lay-up preferred but not necessary. Valid drivers license required. Wages depending on experience. Please fax resume to 604-980-5718 or email to





NORTH VAN: Kids Garage Sale Sat May 28, 11am to 3pm 4511 Summerside Lane, off Myrtle Park Clothes, toys, kayak, music gear and more! Cancelled if raining.

ANTIQUE SHOW Sat., June 4th

7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird 9am-5pm $1.50 Reg. Admission VENDORS WANTED

Tables: 35 703 Terminal Ave., Info: 604-685-8843 $



ANTIQUE ROSEWOOD side board, apt. size, exc. cond. $1200, round pine table, early Cdn. $400. 604-685-7810



GE SIDE x side fridge, white, with water & ice, excellent cond $350. Kenmore dishwasher, white, builtin $100. 604-971-0151


1825 Lonsdale Ave


All Like New!

NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY SALE Sat May 28th 9:00-1pm TONS OF GREAT STUFF!!! Rain or shine 1026 Lima Rd. NO EARLIES PLEASE.

North Van-

20TH ANNUAL Church Garage Sale, Sat., May 28th, 9-2.

Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker

Raising funds for children’s camp. Treasures Old & New, Household furn, toys. @ 1400 Sutherland.

100 & up


Delivery/Warranty avail.

604.306.5134 cont. on next page

Job #1

Job #2

NOW OR NEVER! Rare Opportunity to join The Best Newspaper in Canada’s* Best Team

The North Shore News has a couple of rare full-time openings to join it’s Sales Team. These roles do not come up often and now (as with buses) there are two at the same time!

To succeed on this team you need to have a Sales background; an ability to relate with a cross section of businesses and people and awesome listening skills. The ability to exercise your creativity is freely provided – you just need to bring your creativity! Having a sense of humour is a definite plus with this group and you must enjoy working in a beautiful office with great people and playing in occasional Golf Tournaments

North Van Kid’s Toy & Clothing Sale Sat May 28th 12:30 - 2:30 pm Sun May 29th 2:00 - 4:00 pm Lynn Valley recCentre 3590 Mtn. Hwy, Great deals on gently used children’s clothes, toys, sport’s gear, etc. Different vendors each day. 604-987-PLAY (7529)



This Team is responsible for the creation and execution of marketing solutions for our valued client base including Newspaper advertising campaigns with us and our sister papers; online solutions that include Geo-targeted advertising on Canada’s best read news sites; Innovative promotional alternatives like Auctionmart and SwarmJam; and Custom targeted print and delivery options as well as products tailored specifically for our clients.

Garage Sale

– attendance at fun community events is also part of the role. So – why the openings you may ask – well One is a Maternity leave (congrats Courtney!) and the other was because another Newser was offered her dream job. Good news all round – so if you think this might be part of your Good News Story – you have to brush those cobwebs off that resume and get to me quick. ATTENTION: Dee

Dhaliwal ( by May 30th – or asap – the baby’s on his/her way. This job is not suitable for candidates that: Do not want to represent Canada’s Best paper; Have no social marketing skills; Are not passionate about the North Shore. Do not like to work and play hard. BTW – you must have wheels and a clean driving license.

North Van GIANT GROUP SALE Sat , May 28th, 9am - 1pm 1 837 Grand Blvd New & used goods. Something for everyone. Partial proceeds to cancer. North Van CARPORT SALE Sat, May 28th, 9am - 1pm 155 East 12th St (in back lane - Rain or shine) Household items, toys, suitcases, clothes & more! NORTH VAN MOVING SALE, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm 512 West Keith Rd (In back lane) Furniture, fridge, tools, toys, & more. Everything must go!! Rain or shine NORTH VAN Cedarbrook Annual Garage Sale Sat May 28th 10-3pm No Earlybirds! 555 West 28th St. Multi Family too much to list! Something for everyone!

NORTH VAN TREASURES FROM HEAVEN GARAGE SALE Mt. Olivet Lutheran Church 1700 Mountain Hwy Sat, May 28th, 9:30am - 1pm Jewelry, knick knacks, books, miscellaneous items PRICED TO SELL! North Vancouver

Moving Sale! Sat & Sun May 28th & 29th, 9am - 3pm 1566 Burrill Ave Household items, furn, clothing, toys. All must go!


Garage Sale

DE-CLUTTERING Garage Sale 2122 Rosebery Avenue West Vancouver Saturday, May 28, 8-12 am Good stuff at BARGAIN prices!

GARAGE Sale - Saturday May 28, West Van - All proceeds to charity 5736 Cranley Drive, West Vancouver 10 am - 2 pm Loads of stuff donated by the local community (furniture, books, toys, clothing, kitchenware etc.). 100% proceeds to Fanconi Anemia Research Fund. MOVING SALE! Everything in Great Condition! We are moving out of our house and out of the city! Everything must go! All things in great condition and great prices. Sofas, beds, mattresses, leather chairs, snowboard, handbags, appliances, etc. 1580 Nelson Avenue. SUN (May 29) 10:00-2:00 NORTH VAN GROUSEWOODS GARAGE SALE SUNDAY May 29 9am-2pm 5605 GROUSEWOODS PL Skates/Skis/Bikes/DVDS French & English Books 1/2 and Full size violins Household/Desks/Beds Pictures/Electronics Kids Clothes & Shoes N Van Garage Sale, Sunday May 29th 10am-2pm Garage Sale at 870 east 11th Street, North Vancouver. Furniture, electronics, clothes, bikes, household items, toys and more.

NEIGHBOURHOOD Garage Sale 2700 and 2800 block Crescentview Drive, North Van. Sat. May 28 and Sun. May 29 from 9am - 1pm. No early birds please. GARAGE SALE - Sunday May 29th 8am Household Items , books, furniture, kids items,tools ! 389 East St. James Rd. North Vancouver. No early birds please ! SUNDAY, May 29th - Garage Sale Back Lane Garage Sale, 1258 Duchess Ave, West Vancouver, 8:00am-12:00Noon. Clothes, shoes, jewelry, some furniture, travel nicknaks.

MULTI Family Garage Sale Near Park Royal 485 Gordon Avenue W Van Water cooler, manual Golf bag carrier, cpap machine, bike rack, bike trailer/double stroller, vacuum, Bikes, toys, children’s games, books, puzzles and much more! 10am - 3pm (no early birds please, you will be put to work)! BIGGEST GARAGE SALE EVER!!!! - EVERYTHING MUST GO Toys, Household, Jewellery, Sports Equipment, Furniture, Office, Tools, Books, Electronics, Clothing and a REGAL BOAT. Don’t miss this one!!! SATURDAY MAY 28 - 8:00AM 1:00PM 575 EAST QUEENS ROAD


Garage Sale

MOVING Sale Patio Set, Freezer, Garden Tools, Workbench, TV, Household Misc. Sat & Sun 8-3 Rain or Shine 5574 Woodpecker Place - Grousewoods

VANCOUVER West End Community Centre and King George Secondary School are having a

FLEA MARKET Over 80 tables of

fabulous bargains! SUNDAY May 29th, 2011 10:00 am - 3:00 pm Admission: $1 1755 Barclay St, entrance off Denman King George Gym Downtown, Vancouver

Call 604-257-8333 for more information

West Van Gleneagles Community Centre Garage Sale Sat May 28th, .. 9am-1pm Free Admission Over 40 Tables of Treasures. 6262 Marine Drive, West Van ★ 604-921-2100 ★ Table Rental $30

West Van 4 FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat, May 28, 9am - 1pm 5455 Marine Dr China, silverware, household goods, double glazed wood windows, kayak, clothing & much more! West Vancouver Moving/Construction Sale! Sat. May 28th & Sun. May 29th, 8am - 1pm 5674 Eagle Harbour Rd. 2 kms East of Gleneagles. Clothing, furn, sports equip, household & new bldg supplies, small freezer, downsizing so lots of misc. stuff.. Dont miss this! West. Vancouver Lululemon & More! Sat. May 28th, 9am - 1pm Table 31 - Gleneagles Rec Centre. 6262 Marine Dr. Lululemon, china, jewellery, vintage, designer clothes, purses & sunglasses. garden.,

West Van


Sat & Sun, May 28 & 29 9am-3pm 606 Barnham Road Furniture, tools, household items, bikes, file cabinet, miscellaneous and more!!!

with all proceeds donated to Cancer Research. Sat. May 28, 8:30am to 2pm 726 East 15th St, North Van

West Van MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, May 28 & 29 11am - 4pm 1035 Millstream Rd Bdrm furniture, desk & chair, household items, clothes & more! All must go!

GRADS of 2011

Follow These Steps to Book Your Ad Online

• High School • University • College • Trades/Technical • Vocational

1. Go to “” 2. Go to“Classified” Click on “Place an Ad” 3. Choose Classification: “Celebrations & Services”

Share the Big Day on Wednesday, June 8th in the North Shore News. (Deadline June 2)

4. Click “Graduations” 5. Choose a Package 6. Create Ad and Submit Photo

For Advertising Inquiries Call 604.998.1203 or email

A38 – North Shore News – Friday, May 27, 2011

cont. from previous page Art & Collectibles


COMPLETE CARD making supplies with 75+ stamps, good cond in containers, $150. 17 antique porcelin dolls with boxes from Franklin Mint, must be seen $50-$75 ea. Rockwell plates $7.50 each. Call 604-940-0106




FREE FILL with some rocks bring your wheelbarrows! 604-984-2366

YOU PICK UP! 4 stools; 4 lawnchairs;desk;aquarium; 1.2 hp ob motor; carpet 10’ x 8 ’; (604) 987-1658 QUEENS SIZE box spring & frame. Good cond. Call 604-971-2410

For Sale Miscellaneous

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 IKEA DESK storage combo $110. Warhammer game $100. Call 604-987-5557



12 PIECE solid wood dining suite, 6 chairs, 2 leafs, bevelled glass hutch, marble pull out server, $2000, 604-924-0001

Childcare Wanted


AFTER SCHOOL care req’d for 9 yr old girl, Delbrook, min. 16 yrs age, exp. & refs. 604-987-3773




CATS. Fixed - male and female rescued cats. Free to good, n/s indoor homes only. 604-513-9310



ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 CHOCOLATE LAB pups, vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed. Parents both registered. $500. 604-856-3132

Daycare Centres

Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★

GOLDENDOODLE PUPS, low shed, relaxed personality, health guarantee. 604-864-7203

ANTIQUE QUEEN ANNE writing desk, mahogany finish, 48’’ x 22’’, $200 obo. 604-563-3608 DAY BED + pull-out, great for guest, homestay or girls room. White wrought iron, good condition. Asking $725. 778-839-6056 DINING SET, sofa, love seat, coffee table, $400 for all. All must go! Free things too 604-985-5539 HIGH END new, modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Value $3500 sell $999. 604-418-6308 WHITE WROUGHT iron table, 4 chairs, kitchen table & 4 chairs, computer table, queen bed, bbq, sewing machine. 604-926-1762

Condos/ Townhouses


Real Estate



2 BENGAL CATS females, 9 yrs old, looking for a new home. Owner has to move & no cats allowed. Mary 604-986-7990

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652


Houses - Sale


★ ALERT: WE BUY HOUSES ★ Foreclosure Help! Debt Relief! No Equity! Don’t Delay! Call us First! 604-657-9422

2BDRM/1.5BTH Citadel Parade BB Amazing OPPORTUNITY to own this one of a kind home at SPECTRUM;$638,000



ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel puppy 10wks, blue roan, home raised, reg’d, chipped, 1st shots, all health checks. $1,200 Call: (604) 971-2616

HANDSOME Male Jack Russell 9 months Needs a yard. Great with kids, dogs and cats. Neutered/all shots, $750 Call: (778) 881-0410

PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sun, June 5th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469

Difficulty Making Payments? Penalty? No Equity? We Take Over Your Payment! No Fees!! / (604) 812-3718

TOY POODLE, 4 mo. beautiful choc. female pb, 4 lbs, sweet & playful, $650, 604-794-3287


Pets - Other


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234


SECURED INVESTMENT PAYS EVERY 90 DAYS Generator manufacturer is looking for individual or businesses to purchase its secured invoices. Investors make 20% every 90 days. Ph: 705-575-5671 or email:



Lots & Acreage

BUILDER LOOKING for double lot or tear down in North or West Van. 778-891-1474


Okanagen/ Interior

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at 1-604-392-5715

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. 1 panoramic 3 - acre parcel. Owner Financing, 250-558-7888


Out Of Town Property

BIG BEAUTIFUL AZ LAND $99/mo, $0 down - 0 Interest. Golf Course, Nat’l Parks. 1 hour from Tucson Int’l Airport. Guaranteed Financing! NO CREDIT CHECK! Pre-recorded msg 1-800-631-8164 code 4040


• Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate


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Legal Services


Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Financial Services

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Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1000 2 Bdrm from $1515

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★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR corner ste. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$980 604-983-0634 1 BR, 2 yr old, 7th floor, Lower Lonsdale, ns np $1200/mo, June 1st, 604-983-3902 or 720-0902

1 BR $915, top flr, balc. mtn view, elevator drapes hardwood np hw heat 18/Lonsdale 604-220-6817


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1 BR $1100 (Avail July 1), w/ balconies & spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1400 Avail July 1 2 BR $1900. Avail July 1 Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Facing NW w/ ocean views. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

2 BDRM, $1225 Central Lons, h/w flrs, balc, new granite, n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227 2 BR $1200. 1 BR $1000. bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 2 BR bsmt. upper Lonsdale, kitchen, wd, incld hydro, $1150, ns, np, 604-986-4471 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1160 np, ns, avail now, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405 2 BR Large $1125, avail now or July 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley. 604- 987- 4922

2 BR, view, waterfront 2 bath, S. facing big balcony h/wood, fp pool /sauna $2050. 778-999-9087

1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405

3 BR Lynn Valley 1 1/2 bath, hardwood, June 1, $1450, cat ok. 604-925-8824 850.00$/MTH - 1 bedroom. Upper Lonsdale. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease Avail may. 15 (604) 980-3889 BACH, S. facing, $900, June 1 274 W2nd. incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, 604-779-3541


1320 Chesterfield Ave. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, prkg, gym, pet ok, lease, Jun 1, $1250. 1BR, $925, Central Lonsdale, balcony. hardwood n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227


Relaxation Massage Special Rates

2 BDRM a large 1st flr E. 10th nr Lonsdale. $1040incl heat/cable, freshly painted, ns, np refs. well kept quiet bldg. immed. suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425


$20,000 $30,000



North Van Apt. Rentals

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR Starting at $1050 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

Call 604-986-3356 PARKRIDGE TERRACE

Beautiful Large Suites - 2 BR from $1265, avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

Beautiful Views

1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver


Parkview Manor

460 W. 15th St. RENOVATED. Quiet, spacious & bright suites with city view. 1 bdrm - Jun. 1 / 11 Incl heat, h/w, prkg, storage. No Pets 604-921-1097 Cell (604-813-1097)


1 BR $875up.. 2 BR. 1 bath, $1175up 2 BR, 2 bath $1275. heat & h/w incl’d, close to bus and shopping. Clean & Quiet, u/g prkg. on site laundry. 1 cat ok, ns, 604-980-9219 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield 1 BR $940, Wkdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright South view, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057 WOODCROFT, LILLOETT Bldg. 1 bdrm, avail immed, $1000, clean, pool etc., 604-990-1548


West Van Apt. Rentals

AMBLESIDE STUDIO, updated, bright, nr Seawall $950 incl util. 604-925-8824 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s now or June 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail June 1. 1 bdrm $1290. View. N/S No pets. For appt 604-926-3741 AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

Money to Loan

Could You Use

Apartments & Condos

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ 2 BR. $1420 & $1440. Views, Storage. Parking avail. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

1 Br. large, $880, view, avail July 1 Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd, 604-904-0956 1 BR, quiet bldg, ns np, $975 incl heat & hw. onsite manager. 120 E. Keith Rd. 604-985-9852


MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR Jun 7&Jul 1. 604-988-3828

2 BR Lynn Valley updated, hardwood, cat ok, July 1, $1175. 604-925-8824


How About

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits quiet n/s, n/p, $780 incl heat/light, laundry, 604-986-6235

121 W 20th 1BR, main flr. hardwood, heat & hw incl’d, 1 yr lease np, $1000, now, 604-681-2521



1 BR $950, large, Lonsdale & 21 hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg Jun 1, 604-990-4088


City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

1 BR, $880 incld heat, large, bright, hardwood flrs. faces south, June 1, top flr. 17th & Lonsdale, ns, no pets, 604-984-9367


5035 4 bedroom 5 bathroom house with a basement, partial view. Offered at $2,288,000. Parto Moshref ~ 604-506-8668 Prudential Sussex Realty ~ 604-925-2911



Apartments & Condos

North Van Apt. Rentals



West Vancouver




Apartments & Condos


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SRY CENTRAL. 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sunroom, Ground lev t/h. Good complex. No rentals. 1 pet. 45+ yrs. $239,900. ★ 604-930-5501

MAINTENANCE Co. Est 24 yrs, lrg client base, vehicle & equip. Sac $40,000 obo. 604-975-9832 Email:

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BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

2 BR. avail now, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

CENTRAL & LOWER Lonsdale renov’d & bright w/view, 1 br $850 up, 2 br $1150 up, 3 br penthouse $1600 up. Now 604-725-4873 EVERGREEN - 161 East 17th St. A 1 br spacious, clean well maint, np, ns. June 1st 604-990-8907 LYNN VALLEY reno 3 BR 1.5 ba hardwood, cat ok July 1, $1445. 604-925-8824

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive


Duplexes - Rent


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM suite near 4th & Queensbury, share w/d, n/p, n/s. $775+ %utils. July 1. 604-984-8951 SUITS EXECUTIVE COUPLE 1800sf, 3 Bdrs, master, ensuite w/dbl jetted tub, Vancouver city & water view, walk-in closet, back yard with huge deck & huge trees, $2850/mth. Refs reqd. 406 E. 4th St. By Appt only. 604-984-2030 avail June 22. Request pictures @


Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM, Ambleside, long term $1200/mo, short term $400/wk, ns, np. Avail now. 604-922-5158

1 BR. beautiful, furn. bright, fp kitchen, wd, own entry, $325/wk or $950/mo ns, np, 604-984-4490 2 BR apt, furnished, 12th flr, North Van, pool, gym, etc. Min 6 mth lease. $1600. 604-831-9749 2 BR. new reno, fully furnish. garden apt. Deep Cove, bus route, $1200 or to share $550 or $650 each room. 604-990-0903

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit


1 BR garden level, Upper Lonsdale, furn or unfurn, $850, June 1, ns 604-984-8242

1 BR suite, near Capilano Mall, Thirfty’s, transit. Sorry, np ns, $1300 early June. 604-987-8227 2 BDRM, garden level, New reno, appls, own w/d. $1500 incls utils. Delbrook area. 604-985-8666

CAUFIELD VIEW, 604-926-3630 2000sf open plan, 2 br+den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Jul 1, $2900+utils,

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 ns - 2 br, 2 levels water view $1975 - 2 br, waterfront cottage $2375

Please visit our web page for assortment of homes for rent! Royal LePage NS or refer NSN Sunday Ad Diana/Kristin 604-657-4508 W Van, Dundarave 4 Br, 3 bath, bright clean new paint, h/wd, garage, np, $4600 604-319-7674 WEST VAN 3BR 1 bath home h/w floors, updated, near ammens, n/s $2700. Jun 15, 604-626-7444 WEST VAN private estate 2 bdrm + den + suite. Kitchen stainless & granite. Close to ammenities, n/s, $3500/mth. Jun 1, 604-715-7467.

Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

Perfect Fitz Renos

• Carpentry • Handyman Repairs • Renos • Paint • Decks • Minor Plumbing/Electrical

Marshall 604-312-4937 DECKS BY DALE Specializing in cedar decks, new, repair & reno. 30 yrs exp. WCB 604-984-6997

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054



18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Excellent references, Please call 604-980-1495

2 BR bsmt bright, small, Grand Blvd area, share wd, suit 1 quiet ns, np, Immed, 604-837-7944

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290

2 BR bsmt, hidden gem in Lynn Valley, walk out entry, 1000 sf, beautiful creekside private patio, very tranquil & quiet, gas fp, share wd, near bus, ns np, $1300 + 50% utils, incls cable & internet. Avail June 1, 604-988-4173 2 BR bsmt suite in new house, Central location. $1250 + 1/3 utils. n/p, n/s. Avail now. 604-716-8507


Computer Services


~ Free Estimates ~

• Virus Removal • Onsite Service

Laptop and Desktop Repair Specialist

Call Chris • 604.998.2273



2 BR garden suite, 1000sf. Grand Blvd area, share w/d, ns/np, prkg, avail July 1 $1400 604-986-7346

CONCRETE FORMING & framing, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job 604-360-2082

2 BR, main flr, 1300 sf, fp, wd, nr bus/school, garage, np, ns, $1280 40%util. avail now. 604-721-4431

N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

2 BR Upper Capilano, main flr, nice quiet, own entry, patio, ns np, $1195 + util. 604-987-1244

3 BR Central Lonsdale, close to everything, fp, 2 bath, yard, deck storage, 5 appls, ns, no pets, prkg July 1, $1880, 604-369-7780 BACHELOR STE 400 sf, Canyon Heights, bright clean, nice view ns, np $800. 604-984-2382 STUDIO SUITE avail immed Deep Cove. Wireless, cable incld. oceanview, deck, gr floor. $850/mth, n/s, n/p 604-306-4788


Townhouses Rent

2 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, $1825

Don’t Miss THIS! 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus & shops, $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. immed. 604-929-6024



★ ★ ★ ★ ★

Noma 728 W.14th St . 908-7368, 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, Jun 1. lse. $2300.


LuMa DRYWALL Insulation Boarding & taping Texture Steel Studs T-Bar ★★30 yrs experience★★ Call Luc 778-895-9591 or Kam 604-782-0360

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208


Suites/Partial Houses


1 BDRM, award winning heritage home, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850 incl utils 604-990-9459 BRINGING you a brighter future! Please visit us at

1 BDRM ste, Canyon Heights, garden level, h/w flrs, 5 appl, new w/d, all utils/cable/internet incl, ns np, June 1, $1050. 604-537-4453

LRG 1 BR, 9’ ceilings, private entrance, s/s appliances, newly reno’d, lrg bath, gas f/p, quiet area, close to all amenities, on bus route, N/P, N/S $1250 + % utilities to view 604-924-2477



To place your ad call


Residential & Comm. Wiring Renos & Panel Changes Service Upgrade Laneway House Specialists




A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687



Aussie Excavations. Same day quote, Retaining walls, drainage, all types jobs Tim 778-322-3002



GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Cedar, Chain link, Repairs Reasonable rates. 604-987-4522 HITECH ALUMINUM Railing & Fencing. 5 colors 4 designs. 604-983-3210

NORTH SHORE FENCES Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction Call 604-230-3559


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates


Lawn Equipment Repair

CLYDE SMALL MOTORS Lawn & garden equipment. Sales, service & rentals. 604-926-2120 ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 PRECISION TOOLS, Handyman Service. Fix those nagging problems. Call Mike - 604-925-6381



PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD. Custom Landscape Installs Paving Stones & Walls, Drainage & Grading, Irrigation & Lighting, New Lawn Installs, Outdoor Kitchens



Total Landscaping Call 604-929-7732 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296)


Lawn & Garden



Lawn & Garden



GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating. Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. Free Est.

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A. ALL AREA Gardening Service

2011 Special $95 for Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilizer

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322

We also Prune, Top and do General Garden Clean-up

Lee Gardener: Lawn maint. Free est. Spring clean-up, power raking, trim, Hedges 604-720-6578

604.926.1526 604.726.9153

— Binder —

Garden Services

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Call Scott.


Performance Garden Service

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463 2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153 A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152 All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687

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Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224


HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured


DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000



INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508




NO HST! til May 31

• Gutter Installation Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

MID LONS. furn br’s, priv. home, for male, wd, cable, utils incl. $500/mo, ns, np 604-980-8012



2 BR Ambleside garden suite, Avail June 1, n/s. $1100/mth utils incd. Refs. 604-922-1991

2 BR garden ste, Grand Blvd area, bright, quiet, shared w/d, nr bus, n/s n/p $1180 incl hydro, Refs, 604-990-9610

CANYON HEIGHTS, 4 br, 2 1/2 baths 2 f/p, large yard $2500 604-925-8824



Houses - Rent

4 BR large, 3 bath, view, Canyon Heights cul-de-sac, Handsworths & Montroyal Elem. avail July 1, $3750, ns, np. 604-929-5729


1 BR garden level, Grand Blvd & 17. dw, share wd, June 15, $1200 incl utils, ns, np, 604-986-4580


Friday, May 27, 2011 – North Shore News – A39

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294



Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 ALL TYPES of repairs including masonry. Hard working & honest. Call Jamie at 604-805-1582

May 27

A40 – North Shore News – Friday, May 27, 2011


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Lawn & Garden

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, design, organic reassonable rates. 604-984-4433 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, 604-782-5288

Moving & Storage


CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal

For All Your Moving Needs!

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN


604.980.MOVE (6683)


Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700


3 LINE AD 106 times with logo with logo. $1,544.72 incl tax Every issue for 6 months!



Patios/Decks/ Railings

Central Decking Co.

• Build & Rebuild – waterproof decks • Specialize in seamless polyurethane membrane deck coatings • Sundecks – Balconies – Patios



Paving/Seal Coating


Painting/ Wallpaper

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


778-997-9582 • SEA TO SKY PAINTING • Guaranteed quality craftsmanship, insured Int/ext refs. Free estimates. Carter 604-790-4554



2006 Red Ford Mustang GT Convertible Mint Automatic 74,000 kms Absolutely spotless. Loaded with accessories. 604 649-5701


Scrap Car Removal

1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269 NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Avoid Costly repairs, let us tune up your original a/c system. Save lots of $$$ Guaranteed Results!

Call KoolAir King


NEAT PROF. PAINTING Room special $230. Int or ext. 10 yrs exp. Luis 604-339-3839

1ST Impressions Home Services: Stamped Asphalt/Brick D’ways & Landscaping 604.949.0257

QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-221-4900 TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270 URBAN PAINTING ...High quality, material discounts, warranty. & great refs. 604-836-9675

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

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Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports

1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, 4 dr sedan, sunroof, heated seats, fully loaded, good cond. Collector plates $5000. 604-980-6487

1999 SAAB Htckbck, great cond, aircared, 178k km, new brakes, 9 tires. $4950 OBO. 604-762-4237

Central Auto

1397 Welch, North Van 604.727.3111

4- Volvo Wagons from $4850.

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? 604-341-7738


Rates From As Low As

1.9% OAC

Ask us for details Offer may change without notice.

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER Toll free: 1-888-602-9258 604-984-0331

2001 Honda Accord 4 door Auto,PS, PB,PW, ABS, AC & cruise 4 cyl, VGC $5700. (778) 840-0971

JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy


Power Washing

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning


2002 Ford T-Bird Convertible, hard & soft top, black on black, exceptional. $19,850

2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Station Wagon, auto, leather, full Audi service, new Michelin tires, only 110,000kms, immaculate. $13,850 1997 Ford Mustang Convertible, a/c, auto, alloys, local, one owner, only 51,000 original kms, white with white top, immaculate. $7,850 2002 Toyota Echo, 4dr, auto, a/c, only 115,000kms, very very clean. $TBA 2005 Toyota Corolla, 4cyl, auto, a/c, only 73,000kms. $7,850

843 West 1st St. N. Van

POWERWASHING AT 20% off Licensed & Insured Call Tyler 778-386-3783


Renovations & Home Improvement


Specialties Include: Kitchen & Bath Improvements We Also Do: • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Call Bill


2003 Nissan Sentra Manual 213,000 kms 2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V. Yellow, All power, standard 6spd, sun/moon roof, spoiler, cruise, am/fm cd sound system with sub. All ways maintained, in fantastic condition. $4,900 Call: (778) 772-6314



17’ LONG runabout with a reliable Yamaha 40 hp engine & a galvanized trailer $3500. 604-328-6933, 604-313-2180




Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $24,750 Firm 604-328-0070.




2009 BIGFOOT Camper 25C 9.4 long box. Mint, spotless, used twice, Must sell! Call for more info and pics avail on request. Coq. area. 604-937-7363

Find your car at


All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, lam-

inate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745


H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871


Renovations & Construction. Mano, 604-990-1671/230-7970 HEGAN HOME SERVICES All your needs, 25 yr exp. Int & ext licenced Home Inspector Refs 604-916-1453 Insured

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THE Jeep Compass was first launched as a 2007 model at the same time as its fraternal compact SUV twin the Jeep Patriot.

Columnist DAVID CHAO reviews the 2011 Lexus CT 200h in next week’s Rev section.

Compass was the more stylish contemporary face of Jeep, while the Patriot went with classic, more conservative Jeep styling. The 2011 redesign of Compass takes it down a slightly different path and adds some new toughness that was lacking in the original. It’s now a Jeep that not only looks more like a Jeep — it performs more like a Jeep, too. The 2011 Compass is available in Sport, North and Limited trim levels and a wide range of options and option packages. All come with a host of interior upgrades and improved ride and handling characteristics courtesy of upgraded steering and suspension systems. Two four-wheel-drive See New page 42

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New Jeep model undergoes style makeover From page 41

systems are now offered for Compass, the Freedom Drive I and the new Freedom Drive II, which comes with a low-range setting for off-road use. On a dry road, all drive goes to the front wheels, but up to 60 per cent can be redirected to the rear wheels when needed. The mid-axle coupling is a two-stage electronic clutch system that Jeep claims is more efficient than a viscous coupling. My test Compass also came with a four-wheel-drive lock switch for this coupling that splits drive 50/50, a useful feature when driving off-road. The engine choices are a 2.0-litre that can produce 158 horsepower and 141 foot-pounds of torque, or a 2.4-litre that can produce 172 h.p. and 165 foot-pounds of torque at a lower engine

speed. Fuel economy is a little better with a 2.0-litre under hood, but it’s probably not enough (for most people) to forfeit the extra power offered by the 2.4-litre engine. Drive goes to the front wheels and there are optional all-wheeldrive packages available. If serious four-wheeling is contemplated, the trail-rated Freedom II off-road package is most appropriate, as it provides more ground clearance and undercarriage steel skid plates that protect the gas tank, transmission and engine oil pan. This package also includes a transmission low-range mode, a hill descent feature, a brake-lock differential and an oil cooler for the engine. A down-side is extra weight, which decreases performance and increases fuel consumption. The looks The Jeep Compass appears to be struggling to find a unique identity. It now looks like a smaller version of the redesigned 2011

Grand Cherokee. From the front, the last generation Jeep Compass looked like a smaller version of the Jeep Liberty. The styling makeover includes a clamshell hood with a subtle power bulge, new front fenders and new headlamps and the iconic seven-slot Jeep grille gets a new chrome treatment. To complete the front transformation, the fog lamps are now high output projector lamps. In general, there’s more chrome-like trim on the exterior of the Compass, plus new LED tail lights on the Limited model. There’s also new lower protective cladding, and the end result is a vehicle that looks, and is, more capable of tackling an unpaved trail. The inside A taller seating position makes it easy to slide behind the steering wheel of the Compass, and a high and expansive dash, due to a steeply raked windshield, greets you. Unfortunately, the big dash also makes it somewhat more difficult to judge where the front of the vehicle is when parking, for example. On the other hand, it allows for a good-sized glove box and there’s a handy secondary upper-dash pocket. The centre console has a small storage box

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and the top doubles as a centre armrest that slides forward. Minor but important new comfort features include softtouch front-door trim panels with a padded upper surface plus backlighting on door switches, door locks, windows and power mirror controls. The new three-spoke Jeep steering wheel comes with integrated controls that allow more handson-wheel operation of a wider range of controls. There’s audio and iPod interface via a Uconnect media centre, and other options include Sirius Satellite Radio, navigation, power sunroof and a premium audio system with nine Boston Acoustic speakers. In the rear, the Compass is surprisingly spacious and suited to taller-than-average occupants. The seatback is high and there’s space under the seat in front to slide feet. The seatbacks can also split 60-40, fold flat and have a recline feature for added passenger comfort. Safety The side-curtain airbags are linked to the electronic stability control system and provides an added rollover protection system called electronic roll mitigation. Taller vehicles have some built-in occupant safety benefits in a collision with another vehicle, but a higher centre of gravity also makes them more prone to rollover. The drive While it looks different on the outside, the Compass is largely unchanged under the hood, although there are some steering and suspension modifications. In addition to more interior creature comforts, it also offers a much better highway ride than its ultimate off-road partner, the Jeep Wrangler. The engine is noisy when started cold (sounds like a diesel), but smooths out quickly when it gets up to operating temperature. It was mated to an automatic in my test Compass and it’s a high-efficiency continuously variable type (CVT). The driver sits tall SUV-style, yet the new Compass has many car-like amenities including a pull-uptype park brake lever and a large dead pedal for the driver’s left foot. While the steering wheel column is not a telescopic type, the wheel did have a tilt feature and the driver’s seat cushion was height-adjustable. Extra wide front A-pillars can block side vision in some situations, See Redesign page 46




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batteries to conserve the energy in electrical form, the kinetic energy is stored in a spinning flywheel and then released during acceleration. Porsche is rumoured to be including this new system on all upcoming 991-designation new-gen 911s. It’s a blessing and a KERS. Italians take Engine of the Year Awards For all the electric and kinetic tomfoolery that may be tacked on to a car (unless it’s a proper electric car like the Nissan Leaf or the Tesla Roadster) chances are it’s still got a humble internal combustion engine of one sort or another. So, while the rest of the world may solely pay attention to the various 10 bests and car of the year awards, I always like to take a good look at the winners of the engine of the year ribbons to see what new trends are coming. A surprise this year was that


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homage to your Civic on YouTube and then have various people vote on it. You could win $2,500 worth of recording equipment or even a new Civic. Honda claims music fans and Civic fans have a high overlap,

and — oh hang on, I’ve just read that they’re only allowing you to enter the contest if you’re an American. I have to say, it’s pretty lame that the contest is only open to residents of the United States. I mean, just think of all the great artists that Canada has

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Show and shine set for Saturday Loren Romei

HOT rods and antique cars will be on display this Saturday at Lynn Valley Park for the 99th annual Lynn Valley Days community event.

The organizers, the Lynn Valley Lions Club and the Lynn Valley Community Association, will be celebrating their 40th and 100th anniversaries, respectively, at this year’s event. This is the first year Lynn Valley Days will have a real car show, said Eric Miura, an executive member of both organizations. This is also the first year Lynn Valley Days is having a movie night and a dinner dance at the park on Friday before the main activities begin on Saturday. “In order to engage the businesses and other organizations outside of the Lions Club and the association, we wanted the day to become more what it originally was, which is embodying the entire community as part of this local event all supporting one another,” said Miura. Families can attend the movie and popcorn event starting at 6 p.m. Tickets for the dinner dance are no longer on sale. On Saturday, Lynn Valley Day will kick-off with a pancake breakfast at 7:30 a.m. followed by a day full of cotton candy, popcorn, live music, dancing, food, karaoke, rides, contests and much more. The parade begins at 10 a.m. starting at Mollie Nye Way. All of the festivities and activities will continue throughout the day until 5 p.m. For information on the car show and other festivities, visit or

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