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Mail woes hurt Harvest fundraising Tessa Holloway

THE Canada Post lockout has hit the Harvest Project hard right in the middle of its spring fundraising drive.

The local non-profit organization includes a donation form every year in their spring mail-out, which was sent without any trouble and started hitting mailboxes around the third week of May. But right as the donations began to trickle in, rotating strikes began at Canada Post and after two weeks the crown corporation locked out its employees. “Rather than building nicely over two months of regular anticipated support, (the fundraising drive) kind of crashed to the ground after two weeks before it declined to basically zero,” said Kevin Lee, development officer for the Harvest Project. Other messages seem to have no trouble, however. “Lord knows our bills were all getting through,” added Lee. He’s worried that by the time the strike ends, the spring newsletter will be out of mind for many residents who held off sending their donor information because of the strike. They’re considering another mail-out in the summer, he said, but that’s also a tough time for finding donations. They’re encouraging donors to donate via the website or in person at 1073 See Mail page 3

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WARREN Tam and his sons Brandon (left), 4, and Matthew, 6, wait patiently for a nibble from the rainbow trout in Rice Lake on Father’s Day. The stocked lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve is a popular destination for young fishers and was one of the participating lakes in B.C. Family Fishing Day Sunday.

DNV votes to ban pot dispensaries Benjamin Alldritt

DEEP Cove resident Ken Starr is blasting District of North Vancouver councillors for blocking his plans to open a medical marijuana dispensary in a commercial space just off Mount Seymour Parkway. At a special meeting Tuesday, district council voted unanimously to ban dispensaries unless the federal government decides to regulate them. “I don’t think any one of them has a soul in there,” Starr said after the vote. “They all say they’re compassionate, but not in my backyard. Typical form of NIMBYism. It’s very disheartening and

Council members talk land use; say licensing is a federal issue

sad. I’ve lost hope in any of those councillors and a lot of people who have spoken up against this. It’s a sad mark on humanity.” The vote follows a packed public hearing held last week, in which medical marijuana patients, cannabis activists and Deep Cove residents made their arguments for and against. Although the bylaw covers the entire district, it was brought forward in response to Starr’s Re-Leaf Dispensary Society. Police and district staff prevented Starr from opening the dispensary in early June. “This has been a very extensive process,” said Coun. Doug

MacKay-Dunn, brandishing a large binder of documents. “I found the entire discussion, for me, quite instructive and rather disappointing in terms of what action has not been taken by the federal government to deal with what I think is a pressing national issue — providing appropriate benefits to those suffering in pain and agony. That’s a decision that must be decided at the federal level, not in this room.” MacKay-Dunn said he had plenty of contact with marijuana, medical and otherwise, during his 31-year career with the Vancouver Police Department. “I wasn’t one to bust someone for a half a bag of marijuana or whatever,” he said. “I’m not a rabid narc. In fact, I met people See Deep page 3


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Bike thief fails to end her ride

Determined rider completes cancer fundraiser

Tessa Holloway

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WEST Vancouver will add some bite to their bylaw enforcement with plans to hire a new bylaw officer specifically to deal with animal control.

AFTER months of preparing for the Enbridge Ride to Conquer Cancer, a North Vancouver woman’s efforts were almost thwarted when a thief stole her bicycle the night before the event. In early May, Lucille Pellew, 61, forked over more than $2,000 for a brand new Cannondale Bicycle, with the goal of participating in the Ride to Conquer Cancer for the second year in a row on June 18-19. The ride, which follows a 237-kilometre route from Cloverdale, B.C. to Redmond, NEWS photo Kevin Hill Wash., is a huge annual fundraiser that supports research LUCILLE Pellew sits astride her replacement bike that Bicycle Sports Pacific employee Joe Reid stayed late at the B.C. Cancer Agency. to help her set up the night before the Ride to Conquer Cancer was due to start. For Pellew, the cause hits I even had a little teddy bear, because my friend’s little stayed there and helped me and I think I left there at 9 very close to home. “One of my main reasons (for joining) was that my boy has terminal cancer and I had his little teddy bear p.m.,” said Pellew. That man was Joe Reid, who helped Pellew in son-in-law’s mom died at my age, she was the grandma on there.” When she came back outside, no more than five adjusting the bike to fit and installing new fenders on of my two granddaughters,” said the Lower Lonsdale resident, adding her niece also died a few years ago of minutes later, the bicycle was gone. Pellew’s first it. Pellew ended up making good time while on the a brain tumour and her brother passed away of colon reaction was disbelief. “I just said to everybody, ‘Oh my gosh, it’s gone,’ ride, although she had to stop along the way for help cancer. Normally a marathon runner, Pellew completed and I started crying and one man stopped and gave me from mechanics. “I think maybe I hurt a little bit in a different place, last year’s ride on her road bike/mountain bike hybrid, the police number because I couldn’t think of what to but not much. It was just my butt got a little bit more but this time around she headed to North Vancouver’s do.” She reported the incident to the North Vancouver sore than it did on the other bike,” she said. Bicycle Sports Pacific to pick up a new machine. Her efforts were well worth it. Pellew’s team, The She followed up with weekly visits to the shop to RCMP and then phoned the staff at Bicycle Sports get her tires pumped and long training rides on the Pacific, which had been very helpful to her over the past Horny Goats — a group of employees from Phillips, weekends. On the Friday evening before the race, couple of months. The woman she spoke to offered Hagar and North — raised the most money, an Pellew had her tires checked and then popped into a her a spare bike that was slightly too small, but Pellew impressive $510,000. “Cancer just involves so many people,” said Pellew, had to decline, especially because she was dealing with dollar store near the Canadian Tire on Main Street. “I thought I’d go and get a rain poncho to put over a knee injury stemming from a fall during training. In her voice thick with emotion. “It was just the most amazing ride to do. When you the bike because the weather was going to be raining . . a split-second decision, she wound up buying another see the yellow flags and the cancer survivors when they Cannondale. . but they didn’t have any,” she said. “The store, they were so fantastic. One young man ride the ride as well, it’s just amazing.” “My bike was on the bike rack of my car, all ready.

Deep Cove location an issue for many From page 1

through my service who were using marijuana because they were dealing with chemotherapy and they told me it was quite successful. So I didn’t kick in their door in the middle of the night and conduct a drug search. It’s not about that.” The issue, said each member of councillor, was land use. “One would have to be made of stone to not have empathy for these people and their family members who suffer alongside them,” said Coun. Alan Nixon. “But we’ve also heard from a very significant number of people who simply don’t want a marijuana dispensary in their neighbourhood, in close proximity to schools and in many cases where students would pass by the front door of the proposed establishment on a regular basis.” “It’s hardly a central location on the North Shore,” said Coun. Lisa Muri, who choked back tears at the recollection of some of last week’s presentations. “From a planning perspective, even if it was legal, the regional draw and impacts would have

WV to hire new bylaw officer for dog issues

to be considered to find an appropriate location.” “I really feel for people who are in that situation,” Coun. Mike Little said. “I want to do everything in our power to show our community can be a compassionate community that works very hard to reduce the stigmas attached to people who need help.” But council’s sympathetic words didn’t ring true to Starr, who said district council framed the debate around land use in order to “pass the buck” to the federal government. “I think they missed a huge opportunity — the chance to have a dispensary in their neighbourhood, to help people, to show children and adults alike that this could help so many people, the opportunity for me to be there and educate people.” Starr said he wasn’t sure what his next move would be, but said he is locked into a two-year lease for the dispensary’s premises. “I hope I have a compassionate landlord, or it could go very bad for my family, for trying to do something good,” he said.

The six-month position will focus mostly on enforcing bylaws for dog owners at Ambleside Park and reminding owners to pick up after their dogs, keep their dog on a leash as well as not to wander into the pedestrian-only sections of the Seawalk. Right now, bylaw officers mostly only respond to complaints about dogs, but staff deal with constant calls on the issues of dogs in parks, including 237 in 2010 alone. Dogs are allowed in most parks in the district, but on-leash. This is a chance to be proactive, said Steve Simmonds, manager of bylaw and licensing for the district. He said the new officer will take a mostly educational approach, handing out free inexpensive leashes and poobag holders that attach to leashes, informing people about the bylaws for dogs in parks. “We’re going to do this voluntarily, not go out and ticket,” he said after Monday night’s council meeting, where the position was approved by unanimous vote. This is not the first time the district has tried to address the problem, he said, but See Manager page 5

Mail brings 85% of donations From page 1

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KEN Starr listens to District of North Vancouver council debate second reading of a bylaw outlawing his proposed pot dispensary.

Roosevelt Cres., and sent out an email notification to some donors, but he said the numbers just aren’t there. “It doesn’t resemble the number of names we have on our mail-out. More than 85 per cent of our donations come in by mail,” he said. Lee said they are carefully watching their spending and at this point it’s not an emergency. The ongoing fundraising for the renovations to the new Harvest location is unaffected and quietly chugging along, with an opening of the new space anticipated by late September. The federal government has tabled back-to-work legislation aimed at ending the lockout of postal workers. Anyone interested in making a donation can visit

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Violent mugger skips while on probation RCMP seek public’s help in locating woman convicted of assault and robbery

Tessa Holloway

A woman convicted of two vicious muggings that included an assault on a 76-year-old woman has broken her probation conditions and is wanted by police.

Tammy Condo plead guilty along with Justin Peltier to multiple charges of assault and robbery earlier this year stemming from a string of muggings in fall of 2010. In May, Condo was sentenced to time served plus three years probation. One of the conditions was that Condo, 39, live at an approved residence, but

Manager promises focus will be on education

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previously had run into complaints about the number of tickets being handed out. “The direction from council was to go out and ticket people previously. They wanted to deal with frustrations due to lack of compliance, but this time focus is on education, which is different,” he explained, adding he hopes people will be receptive to the officers. As well, he said the officers will focus mostly on bylaws that cause the most difficulty, in particular in parks. The budget for the new position is $42,000, which includes $5,000 for promotional material, and will be operated on a trial basis this year and funded through higher than anticipated bylaw revenues to date, according to the report to council. Staff will report back with a review of the program at a later date.

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OR the governing Liberal party, the Basi-Virk B.C. Rail debacle must feel like the political zombie that won’t go away. Just when they think the nasty scandal has died once and for all, it comes back to make life difficult again. As talk of a fall provincial election starts to swirl, the Basi-Virk saga is out of its shallow grave once more and haunting the corridors of power. That’s because Auditor General John Doyle has now gone to court to force the government to hand over documents related to the province’s decision to pick up the $6-million legal tab for the duo. Public outrage quickly mounted when it was revealed that as part of a plea deal negotiated by the pair, the government would agree to pay those legal fees, despite government policy to

the contrary for bureaucrats who plead guilty. Critics have long called for citizens to know why and how this decision was made, but have so far been given little information by politicians anxious to distance themselves from the fiasco. Now the auditor general is asking similar questions. Doyle said he needs the information to ensure the payouts were made within legal authority and established policy. That all makes sense. If there were no controls over the legal bills and if nobody was minding the provincial piggy bank, that’s something the public needs to know. If Doyle manages to shed any light on the deal with the $6-million men, he’ll be the first in a long line of questioners to do so.

There is plenty of blame to go around

ROUNDING up the suspects responsible for Hockey Riot in Canada:

Pierre Elliott Trudeau: Um, er, isn’t he dead? Leftist Trudeau’s legacy of determinedly keeping property rights out of his famed charter lives on. Three B.C. Liberal MLAs, Garde Gardom, Pat McGeer and Allan Williams, were prominent among those who failed to persuade Trudeau otherwise. The absence of property rights percolates through Canadian society and influences attitudes, so that smashing and looting of stores isn’t as important as (exploitation of) free speech, free assembly, etc. Vancouver City Hall: The buck stops on the desk of Mayor Gregor The Flake Robertson, apostle of trafficsnarling bicycle lanes, chicken coops in every backyard, urban wheatfields on every lawn. Being city manager must be tough, but Penny Ballem hadn’t even read the report of the last unpleasantness, the 1994 Stanley Cup riot. Too busy counting chickens, maybe.

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Trevor Lautens Vancouver Police Chief Jim Chu: The cops were ill-prepared to administer justice, crude though it is, at the only place in our flabby, slow justice system where it would immediately hurt — at the sharp edge of the gathering riot, at the front lines of the taunting creeps whose mocking images flashed the message of societal helplessness and the mob’s victory. Tear gas, water cannon, rubber bullets, firing the real thing into the air if need be, and protecting stores from the shameful smashing and looting, wouldn’t have


been too harsh. I’m inclined to absolve the dedicated Chu. He had to deal with The Flake. Fascinating to know what they discussed as the seventh game approached. Vancouver’s supposed global reputation: Oh dear, oh dear, mustn’t sully that! This fear, anxiously vented by worried politicians and especially business people, was held hostage by the mob. At the heart of it: Just as terrorists’ intent is to spread terror, the mob instigators’ intent is to spread violence — above all to provoke as much police violence as possible, switching fickle public (and media) opinion from approval of police to “police riot” status, and exposing liberal democracy as a sham. When this strategy works, and it has, next day all the usual suspects — talk-show hosts, newspaper pundits, craven politicians anxious to join the above in blowing with the wind, and the likes of the civil liberties association — would deplore the cops’ over-reaction. Brings the revolution closer, man. Such schemers know

crowd manipulation. The media (and at this very moment I too am living off the avails of the riot; it’s what we do): Alex Strachan, a copy runner who shared lively debates with the undersigned decades ago and now the Vancouver Sun’s excellent television critic, wrote: “I wish someone had asked what responsibility the local media bore in the run-up to the chaos. For two months, they ratcheted emotions higher and higher until, in the end, something gave.” Dead right. In my own household I was barely able to read the Times Literary Supplement because of incessant hockey gabble, depriving myself of the pleasure of listening to Bill Good when — I barely exaggerate — even the Zamboni operator’s great-grandfather was grist for the CKNW mill. Yes, as someone who — no current sportswriter can say as much — clearly remembers Boston Bruins goalie Frank Brimsek (American-born, a rarity), “Mr. Zero” of 70-odd years ago, and exulted when the Winnipeg

Monarchs beat Toronto St. Michael’s for the Memorial Cup in 1946, I still watch the game a little. Guiltily. Nobody loves and deplores Don Cherry more. The sport itself: Professional hockey is brutal, aimed at innocentfaced maiming, glorifying of “enforcers,” exhilarated by fights like no other sport, and accepting permanent brain damage as just the price of the entertainment. It’s kin to the street thuggery of riot night and its predecessors (and future performances — Grey Cup here in less than six months). As the educated folk would say,

there’s a symbiosis between rink and riot. The rioters, of course: Louts, goons, morons, idiots, vandals, hooligans, anarchists, etc. Could there be another descriptive? Average. More accurately, part of a demographic (my Special Agent D22V, in a downtown bar riot night, estimated their age range at 17 to 25). McJobbed, often parent-poor, and violencesoaked in a trashy culture of semi-literate chatter, murderous images and shattering noise, they should be allowed at least a certain measure of victimhood.

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Riot could have political implications

THE huge public outpouring of rage in response to the Vancouver riot may shake things up in a number of areas — not the least of which is the political arena.

Two politicians in particular have been front and centre in response to the riot, and the popularity and credibility of each of them may be impacted in different ways. Premier Christy Clark was quick to correctly gauge the public mood when she warned the rioters they would be pursued and prosecuted. Sounding like a marshal from the Wild West, she sent her you-can-run-but-you-can’thide message in blunt, even threatening fashion. In any other situation, her aggressive insistence on laying charges and seeking jail sentences may have seemed a bit intrusive to the criminal justice system. It’s also fair to wonder whether her call on the public to help in the hunt of those responsible injected an element of vigilantism into the situation. But given the widespread revulsion towards the antics of the rioters (or, as they are now more commonly called, “losers” or “jerks” or “morons”), I don’t think anyone is going to go after the premier on this one. However, her demand that justice be swiftly handed out also served as a timely reminder of some of the problems that exist in the justice system, and how many of them can be laid at the feet of her government.

View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey

Just days before the riot, several serious criminal trials were delayed because judges said there weren’t enough sheriffs to guarantee safety in the courtrooms. The attorney general’s ministry has failed to fund more than 30 sheriff positions, even though the people who would get those jobs already have the necessary training. This gave NDP leader

Adrian Dix the perfect opening to demand restored funding for sheriffs. The contradiction between the premier demanding a whole bunch of new prosecutions at the same time her government is being accused of frustrating justice being carried out was readily apparent. The premier has now set the bar quite high. She has demanded prosecutions for charges that most likely will turn out to be a bunch of break-and-enters and mischief counts, but if funding problems allow a murder trial to go sideways she may find that being a tough law-andorder premier demands some consistency. Throw in the fact that our jails are already overcrowded and understaffed, and the prospect of several hundred moronic rioters tying up the system even more over relatively minor charges, the

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end result may not be as appealing as first thought. The other politician with some potentially large amount of political capital at stake here is Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, who is perhaps in a more vulnerable position. While Robertson was also quick to correctly align himself with public opinion, the fact that his city’s police department is fending off criticism over how it handled the riot can blow back on the mayor. The premier has announced there will be an independent, external inquiry into the riot, and that will touch on such issues as police preparedness and response. If any evidence emerges that suggests

funding pressures for the police department in any way influenced the outcome of the riot, things could get very sticky for the mayor. The police have been criticized for not having enough officers on hand the night of the riot, and for their benign response, which included not helping small businesses (and their staff) while their stores were being ransacked and looted. I’m not sure when the external inquiry wraps up its work, but keep in mind Robertson and his Vision Vancouver council colleagues face an election in November. They had all better hope nothing negative arises

from that inquiry, because if something bad does emerge, it may give the rival Non-Partisan Association, which has been on life support for several years, the kind of issue it has been searching for so desperately to allow it to get back on its feet. Look for the NPA to accuse the mayor and council of being more interested in bike lanes and backyard chickens instead of taking proper precautions before the riot. It may not be a fair criticism, but there’s a good chance it will resonate with some voters. You can’t make this stuff up! Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global BC.


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Bigger not better for West Van recycling Drake Fenton

A West Vancouver resident is confounded that North Shore Recycling is limiting the amount of recycling that can be picked up at the same time that Metro Vancouver is desperately trying to reduce what is tossed

into the garbage stream.

Rita Telford, a West Vancouver resident for the last 10 years, says she has been using the same blue box for the past five years. She purchased a larger than normal size box to accommodate her growing family, and her three children’s thirst for milk. But oversized blue boxes in West Vancouver have become an issue for North Shore Recycling, the company responsible for all residential

recycling on the North Shore. “It’s only in West Vancouver that it has become a problem,” said Colette Scott-Sibley, contract administrator for North Shore Recycling. “In West Vancouver a lot of people have them and unfortunately they weren’t told right away (that they can’t be used.)” North Shore Recycling has been issuing advisory warnings to West Vancouver residents using oversized boxes. After two warnings, recycling will

no longer be picked up until the resident contacts North Shore Recycling to remedy the reason for warning. Scott-Sibley said North

Shore Recycling would provide a regulation size box, free of charge, for any residents whose blue box fails to meet the 61litre dimensional criteria.

“The issue, I would think, is just a lack of awareness,” said Scott-Sibley. See Excess page 10

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

WEST Vancouver resident Rita Telford’s blue box, at right, has been ticketed for being too big.

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INQUIRING REPORTER FOLLOWING two weeks of rotating strikes Canada Post locked out its employees Wednesday, June15.TheConservative government introduced a bill Thursday that will force Canada Post and the Canadian Union of Postal Workers to come to terms. The government’s back-to-work legislation will halt both sides from concluding negotiations, and mail that has been trapped in the system will be released and sent on its way to mailboxes across the country. Find us on Facebook and tell us what you think or add your comment to Inquiring Reporter at — Drake Fenton

Wendy Vestergaard North Vancouver No it hasn’t. My only concern is that I know that they want a pension, and I don’t know if the government has that kind of money to give them.

Susan Chan North Vancouver For me it’s not a big deal because I do everything online, but my parents are older people and they write letters so it has inconvenienced them.

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Linda Kilbey North Vancouver It has. When you need to get a (postal) stamp you go down there to buy one and the door is locked.

Bob Strachan North Vancouver No, not whatsoever. Well I have a telephone and with the odd little bill I go down to the bank and pay it.

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Telford believes that the issue regarding having too big of a recycling box is absurd. “I find this completely ridiculous. I am paying for recycling, I want our municipality to recycle as much as they can,” she said. When Telford contacted North Shore Recycling she was informed that continuous use of oversized boxes could lead to an overloading of the system. “I phoned them and told them I have been using the same blue box for five years, and I’ve never had a (warning) sticker once,” said Telford. “They told me, ‘If everybody had a big box like that, it would overload our system.’” The situation has left Telford angry. She contends that if people are forced to only put a portion of their recycling out, then they

will begin to just throw their recyclables into the garbage. She believes the policy acts as a barrier to moving towards a zerowaste community. Scott-Sibley says this is not the case, as North Shore Recycling will collect all excess recyclables at its recycling depot, at 29 Riverside Drive, North Vancouver. “The North Shore Recycling Program comprises of the curbside service as well as a depot,” said Scott-Sibley. “The depot is for people who have an extra amount than something they would put at the curb.” Scott-Sibley said that oversized blue boxes might lead to an “overloading of the system” because the system has been created on precise calculations. “The system is meant for a regularly weekly amount to be taken out and put at the curb,” she said. “Drivers know how

much they are picking up, and the routes are designed to pick up a certain amount, and you’re finding with more oversized boxes one week, there will be ten tonnes worth of stuff, and the next week there will be two tonnes worth of stuff because not everybody put their stuff out.” “When people started using those oversized blue boxes it was maybe one on a route, maybe two,” said Scott-Sibley. Now that the problem is growing, North Shore Recycling drivers have been asked to enforce the oversized box rule, but Scott-Sibley says they have been reluctant. “Drivers have been reluctant because they don’t want the residents too annoyed with them; they want to provide good service.” West Vancouver residents will have to store their oversized blue boxes in the garage, or better yet, recycle them.

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Province pledges training Shipbuilding contract needs skilled workers

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Kay Meek Centre’s Diamonds & All That Jazz

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Kay Meek Centre board chairman Ken Haycock and member Susanna Bell-Irving Gray greet guests. Diamonds & All That Jazz, a fundraising gala for Kay Meek Centre, was held June 9 at the West Vancouver cultural centre. The event opened with a reception and was followed by a performance by the Grammy award-winning jazz/pop vocal group The Manhattan Transfer. The event was a sold-out affair with more than 400 guests in attendance.

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Dr. Rupa Marya keeping her day job: Page 17 Laila Biali getting a kick out of being a new mom: Page 39 Savoy Family Cajun Band thrives on tradition: Page 41 Win tickets to see Blue King Brown at the Vancouver jazz fest plus dinner at O’Doul’s Restaurant: Page 44 More online at entertainment NSNPulse

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HANDSWORTH grad Darcy James Argue returns home with his 18-piece ensemble, Secret Society, to play his first-ever professional gig in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre, Sunday, June 26 as part of the opening weekend of this year’s TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival.


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BLAME it on Bob Rebagliati.

It turns out the retired Handsworth music teacher was the one who first got Darcy James Argue interested in big band jazz. Now based in New York City and the leader of the critically acclaimed

18-piece ensemble Secret Society, Argue audibly groans over the phone when I tell him that I’m looking at a March 1992 photo of the Handsworth Jazz Band. Everyone’s dressed in matching white outfits with red vests and Argue’s cradling a portable keyboard. “I was mainly playing piano, that was there for the photo shoot,” he laughs. “It was a really great music program. I probably wouldn’t be in the predicament I’m in now if it wasn’t for (Rebagliati). Renee Rosnes came out of the program about 10 years before I did and subsequently Brandi Disterheft and Laila Biali. It was also a really great outlet. It brought some meaning to a

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jumble of confused adolescent angst and all the rest of that.” Argue went to North Vancouver’s Cleveland elementary school before moving on to Handsworth in Grade 8. Although he’d begun piano lessons at a young age it was strictly because his famly lived in the catchment area that he ended up in Rebagliati’s band. “I don’t think high school band directors have a lot of experience with jazz and a lot of them don’t have any experience at all with the rhythm section,” says Argue. “Bob was a drummer and jazz really lives or dies by the rhythm section. He was able to instill that in the band from an early age and work with the rhythm section and build the bands up from there, which was sort of why the group’s always had the success they did at the local jazz festivals and whatnot.” Argue can pinpoint the exact moment he discovered big band jazz in Rebagliati’s music class. “In my first year we were playing this simplified version of a piece called “Us” by the Thad Jones/Mel Lewis Jazz Orchestra. He brought in the original recording, which he had on vinyl, and when he played that a kind of light went off which was, ‘Oh that’s what it’s supposed to sound like.’ I went down to A&B Sound and picked up a Thad Jones/Mel Lewis cassette to put in my Walkman and that was the beginning of my investigating big band music. “I was maybe 13, 14 and I completely fell in love with Thad’s writing and as a composer he’s probably one of my biggest influences to this day. Stuff that you discover when you’re young often is the music that sticks with you your entire life and really shapes your interests. I had no idea it would lead me down this path of folly where I would start my own big band.” After graduating from Handsworth, Argue went on to study at McGill University and the New England Conservatory of Music. At McGill in Montreal he got his first taste of the jazz life as a musician and in Boston he obtained a masters in jazz composition studying with Bob Brookmeyer. “I heard his music at a fairly young age on those Thad Jones tapes because he was a member of that band,” says Argue. “And I saw him lead a band at a jazz conference back in 1994. That was the first time I had seen him live and then I started corresponding with him when I still lived in Montreal.” Brookmeyer invited the young musician to study with him at the conservatory in Boston. “At the time I didn’t have any intention of pursuing a masters degree but that’s not an invitation you turn down,” says Argue. “Bob was born in 1929 in Kansas City. He heard the original lineup of the Count Basie Band when he was 11 years old. He’s been a part of and seen almost the entire evolution of jazz in the 20th century. He’s someone who has been at

1. Mats Gustafsson — Swedish reedman returns to the jazz festival this year with his hardcore energy trio The Thing.Also playing in other gigs including a free saxophone summit with Colin Stetson July 2. 2. Gordon Grdina — Oud/guitarist leads several bands including a July 2 free gig exploring Arabic influences. 3. Atomic — Norwegian quintet plays brilliant original material. 4. Joani Taylor — Sublime West Vancouver jazz vocalist performs Fraser MacPherson tribute at the Cellar tomorrow night. 5. Blonde Redhead/The Luyas — Killer art rock double bill at the Vogue Theatre June 25. 6. Peter Brotzmann Full Blast — European free jazz legend in a trio setting at Roundhouse tonight. 7. Fond of Tigers — Brilliant sevenpiece ensemble came into their own on latest album Continent & Western. Colin Stetson will open their show at Venue July 2. 8. Lucinda Williams — Roots rock showcase at The Vogue June 28. 9. Trombone Shorty — Troy ‘Trombone Shorty’ Andrews brings his New Orleans sound to the Vogue June 27. 10. Andrew Cyrille Legendary avant-garde jazz drummer has worked with Cecil Taylor and Charlie Haden’s Liberation Music Orchestra among others. — Just the tip of the iceberg.Visit for full schedule.

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HANDSWORTH Jazz Band March 1992: Darcy James Argue is in the middle row second from left, Bob Rebagliati second from right. the very forefront, never resting on his laurels and always challenging himself to do new things. That was obviously a very inspirational time to have that opportunity to study with one of my lifelong heroes.” Argue commuted back and forth between Boston and New York for a year before he decided to move permanently to the Big Apple. “They had these very cheap Chinatown to Chinatown buses that you could take at the time for like 10 bucks. I would go into New York and there was this jazz composition workshop I was doing there called the BMI Jazz Composer’s Workshop. I was meeting a lot of other like-minded young composers and musicians who were interested in that music and I guess I was trying to figure out whether I should actually follow through on this crazy dream to move to New York and start a big band. “I was in touch with a lot of other enablers, other people who had done the same thing, and it seemed to have worked out OK for them. They weren’t See Secret page 43

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But that’s beginning to change. Speaking to the North Shore News on the first day of her sabbatical, Marya is taking a break from the hospital to pursue her other passion. “I can’t write those months I’m at the hospital, I just can’t do it,” she says. “Now I don’t have to worry that anyone’s going to die if I close my door and just really inwardly focus.” But music has always been a part of her life. The child of Indian immigrants to the U.S., she listened to her mother practise to become a classical concert pianist while her father spun Johnny Cash records, and her life experience adds further flavours to her musical soup. Marya has lived in California, France and India and writes in three languages, creating a rich tapestry that is sometimes tough to knit together. photo Judith Burrows “The challenge to be able to write music that pulls from DR. Rupa Marya tends to critical-care patients at UC San Francisco during the day many different places and still and leads the world-class gypsy jazz combo Rupa & the April Fishes at night. feels cohesive and coherent,” them into delicate instruments, as well as found sounds such as the she said. foghorn under the Golden Gate Bridge. Her fusion of styles has developed a strong following in the “Chamber music has a precious connotation to it, a lot of really jazz circles of San Francisco as part of Rupa and the April Fishes, beautiful sounds that I don’t think we get as much exposure to in who play a very upbeat show. But it’s a much more subdued string a modern musical environment,” she says. Mixed with the other quartet-backed performance that she will be bringing to the West sounds you get something wholly new. Vancouver Memorial Library on June 24 for a free concert. Marya calls it “junk chamber music.” The junk part comes from the percussion, which takes things people throw away and turns See Language page 44

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The first thing you must consider is the silhouette of the dress. This shouldn’t be too hard as many styles are in fashion. Lighter fabrics should have an airy flow and stiffer fabrics should be tailored, but not fitted. Dresses are forgiving and flattering. Dresses are long to the ankle, medium to above and below the knee, and mini to the thigh. This choice is your personal preference. Most dresses will have a narrow waistline higher than your belly button. This higher waistline allows for your body to look longer and slimmer. There is a voluminous shape to summer dresses. Regardless of the fabric and print, the bottom half of the dress will appear rounded like an upside down letter U. Many dresses

will incorporate pleats and ruching to enhance this silhouette. Prints are big and tiny, wide and thin this season. Although the minimalist look is still in fashion, dresses are bold with personality. Consider a simple classic style in an outrageous print. The floral print is everywhere, from hundreds of hard-to-see tiny flowers to one big flower. Floral prints can create a soft or loud impression. Colour-blocked dresses look best with a heavier fabric. The colour-block look is the opposite of a floral, flowing look. Colour block can be one to three colours, maybe four. Stripes fall into the category of colour blocking. Try to keep

the amount of colours under control, as this is a streamlined, modern look. I have already mentioned how fabric is important to how the dress falls. Lightweight cotton, chiffon and silks allow the dress to flow. Linen and heavier cotton blends, with Lycra are great for the tailored and colour-block looks. There are also some new fabrics making a comeback. White lace and eyelets have become See White page 21

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Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www. Fins and Skins: Fish themed mixed media collage works by Katherine Freund-Hainsworth will be paired up with leather work creations by Joren MacMillan until June 26. Clay and Colour: Sharon Mason’s paintings and Roohy Marandi’s sculptures will be exhibited from June 28 to July 10. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 28, 6-8 p.m. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., See more page 24

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NANCY Sleeman (left) watches as Victor Ma deals a hand in Texas Hold ’em during a Big Slick Poker Tour league game at the Pemberton Station Pub. Players play for points, not money. Winners of provincial finals win a trip to Las Vegas and a $1,000 seat at the World Series of Poker event. Vancouver area finals will be held at North Vancouver’s Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill on Sunday, June 26. The Side Game tournament will start at noon and the Main Game tournament will start at approximately 4:30 p.m. The Big Slick Poker Tour offers the opportunity to learn poker or improve existing skills at free weekly events with no risk. Season 11 starts next week with North Shore games scheduled Mondays at Mosquito Creek Bar and Grill (starting June 27), Tuesdays at the Lynn Valley Legion (starting June 28) and Wednesdays at Pemberton Station Pub (starting June 29). Game time at all locations is 7 p.m., with registration at 6:30 p.m. Go to for more information. From page 22 North Vancouver. Art Solstice: Various artists will be working and exhibiting paintings, collages and sculptures Sunday, June 26, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The Sylvia Hotel: 1154 Gilford St., Vancouver. Elemental Repetition: Artwork by Patti Smith and her daughter Renée Lee SmithRechtschaffner will be on display until June 30. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or www. The Robotic Art of Rob Zylstra will be on display until July 5. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www.

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was fascinating because, well, it was so unlike her story,” she says. “I was just thinking about, certainly, we take our mothers for granted but I think everybody assumes in some way that their mother is either the same as every other mother or so totally unique that you can’t talk about her.” Ever since, Norry has continued to encourage women to follow suit, launching the Mothership Stories Society, which over the years has presented writing workshops, as well as works of theatre, weaving the stories together in a format she refers to as “collage.” Now, the society has partnered with Presentation House Theatre for My Mother’s Story: North Vancouver. City and district residents are encouraged to submit their mother’s stories in 2,000 words or less. In March 2012, the theatre will present nine of the stories, woven into a work performed by female actors. To learn more, attend a free staged reading and presentation Saturday, June 25 at Presentation House. For more information, visit www.



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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? Family night is a popular event at our house. Popcorn and movie night with my boys, daughter and husband Michael. I love to play soccer with them and go skiing and to keep my energy level high I go to the gym and I walk the Seawall quite a bit.

What’s your favourite piece of technology? I’m a huge iPad user. I love my iPad. It’s more for pleasure, and I also have a BlackBerry for business. I never leave my BlackBerry behind — I always want my clients to be able to reach me.

Are you involved with any community groups? I’ve been involved with the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce since 1994, president for three years and on the board of directors since 2005. I volunteer for West Vancouver Soccer Club and I manage a soccer team for my children. I’m involved with fundraising for their school’s PAC and I was also a director for the Coho Society.

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If you hadn’t taken this career path, what would you have done? I’ve always been told I could be a good lawyer, and that was something I considered. Politics or law, because I’m a social person but I can also argue my opinion very well.

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anking and finance may be trending towards online realtionships, but there’s still a lot to be said for sitting down with a real human being. “Euromoney Magazine rates RBC Private Banking as the number 1 private bank in Canada. We have more than 20 private banking teams in B.C. and now we have a private banker in West Vancouver!” says Haleh (Holly) Alexander, a private banker for RBC Wealth Management. “My office is on Bellevue and 15th. Not every client wants to cross the bridge and go downtown to deal with their banker. They want someone local and we see that as a huge success. They are relieved they can go to Crema, get their coffee, and come upstairs to see me. It’s a big differentiator. After the initial meetings, they’ll deal with me over the phone, fax or email, a unique service making it easy to do business.” Alexander’s practice is geared towards clients with a high net worth, people who need more than an everyday bank generally offers. Businesspeople and professionals of all kinds look to Alexander and her team to manage all aspects of their finances. “We have exclusive services for these clients, and what that entails is everything to do with their day-to-day banking: credit cards, loans and mortgages. We also provide valueadded advice pieces; for instance, estate planning, financial planning, tax planning, insurance planning and business succession planning. When my clients work with me, they’re not just getting a banker, they’re getting resources and advice on many aspects that touch their life.” RBC employs chartered accountants and lawyers, dedicated to working with Holly’s team of clients on their planning. “Everyone needs advice,” Alexander continues. “The reason the advice I give can be tailored to high-net-worth

clients is that we have resources that have been created specially for them. They have complex transactions and complex needs. Their estate planning is not cookie-cutter and simple. We have to look at different strategies and apply them to tax and liability planning. High-net-worth people are also often very busy and need someone they can trust to look after their banking.” To maintain that high level of service and attention, Alexander focuses on a small book of no more than 150 clients. Many of her clients have already dealt with her for years, throughout her long experience in banking on the North Shore. After graduating from university, Alexander pursued a lifelong interest in finance and was trained in bank management with Toronto Dominion. RBC came calling in 1998, and Alexander managed four different branches on the North Shore. “Leadership was my focus, not just finance. I was developing a team and enjoyed helping clients. I took my Canadian Securities Course early in my career and I decided this was what I wanted to stay in,” she says. Alexander earned her Financial Planning Designation as well as her Masters Degree in Business Administration to complete her education to provide holistic financial advice. How do you build a book of private banking clients? “Referrals,” Alexander says, without hesitation. “People that have known me through the years I worked as a bank manager. Also, many of my colleagues who know the service we offer see it as a value to their clients and refer them to me. They say ‘You know what? This person needs your private banking services.’ There’s trust and confidence when making a referral.”

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Get To Know Me What’s your favourite gadget? I’ve got an iPod Touch. To me, that’s one of the neatest inventions ever. To get all your music on one little dinky thing like that is just unbelievable.

What’s your favourite genre of music? I have a really wide appreciation for music, right from classics to rock and roll. I played violin as kid and we had a piano at home, guitar, flute, that sort of thing. I’m not great at any of them but I enjoy doing it. Not particularly country but just about anything else.

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I was always interested in labour relations. Being a negotiator of some type at that end of a business, that would interest me a lot. It’s a little different but I get along with both sides of the fence, owners and workers.

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim



r. Shehla Ebrahim does not appear to have an off switch. The physician runs a family practice, offers esthetic treatments at Afterglow, and now envisions bringing them both together. Ebrahim is planning to open Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre later this summer, just around the time she’s hoping to earn a diploma in dermatology from Cardiff University in Wales. “I’ll wake up at 5 a.m., I study, and then I go to work and I come home and I study until 1 a.m. and this has been going on for the last several months,” she says. Despite the long hours, Ebrahim’s mood is light and her humour is quick when discussing her grueling schedule. “It’s just been hell, but it’s been also wonderful at the same time,” she says. Ebrahim’s vision is a boutique-style centre where patients can receive medical care or find the latest beauty tips and treatments. “I am now offering Ultherapy, a new treatment that uses ultrasound for non-surgical brow-lifts, and non-surgical jaw and neck lifts,” Ebrahim says. “It’s a quantum leap from the other (skin) tightening procedures and I’m the only one on the North Shore to offer this.” The technology uses Ultrasound imaging to deliver energy to specific layers of tissue, which helps to tighten and lift the patient’s skin, according to Ebrahim. After having just passed her dermatology exam, she’ll be able to do some of her favourite work: “Checking lumps, bumps, moles, surveying for skin cancer, (treating) scarring, acne, acne scars, and rosacea, which is so prevalent in North America,” she says. She added that all those treatments are covered by MSP if the patient is referred by a physician.

Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre While the diploma won’t make Ebrahim a dermatologist yet, it would put her a little closer to a lifelong desire. “If I ever had a chance to get reincarnated, I would become a dermatologist,” she says. “It’s been a dream, a passion for years.” But as much as she enjoys discussing dermatology, her health centre will also treat problems frequently marked by silence. “Currently there’s a two-year wait-list for women who have incontinence issues like stress incontinence and urinary incontinence,” she says. “Women don’t talk about it . . . but it exists and it’s very embarrassing for women because they have no place to go.” The centre will offer a host of non-surgical, non-invasive treatments, with an emphasis on natural therapies. Among the treatments used is biofeedback, a system allowing patients to view body mechanisms such as brainwaves or heart rate with the goal of being able to better control their own stress. Ebrahim says the wellness and beauty centre was initially supposed to be a joint venture, but when her potential partner was unable to continue, she was faced with a difficult choice. “One option will be just to get out of the lease and pay the penalty and the second option would be just to take a leap of faith and do it on my own.” For the last 18 months, Ebrahim has been striving to turn that leap of faith into a soft landing. “There’s no point sitting and contemplating about it for years and years and years. I feel I’m young, I’m 50 years old, I have a lot of energy and I need to give back to the community.” Having lived on the North Shore since 1989, Ebrahim says she wouldn’t want to open the centre anywhere else. “Pakistan is homeland, but this is home.”

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Get To Know Me Do you have any hobbies? I’m going on the Ride to Conquer Cancer tomorrow — I like bike riding. I love fishing, and the outdoors in general. I played rugby for 20 years.

Are you involved in any community groups? I’m on the board of a private charity where we donate to children’s issues and causes. I’m also a former chair of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce.

What books or music do you enjoy? I’m a Stephen Covey fan. And I like all sorts of music. There’s lots of stuff I like.

If you didn’t do this job, what would you do?

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My brother was an inspector in the RCMP. He had a pretty good career so I think that would have been fun. My dad was a carpenter and I would have liked doing that too.

Peter Leitch


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t’s no secret that many of the top Hollywood movies and successful network TV shows are actually made in the Lower Mainland. But what isn’t quite as widely known is that shows like Pysch and films like Percy Jackson and The Lightning Thief support literally thousands of jobs on the North Shore. “We’ve got a great workforce here,” says Peter Leitch, president of North Shore Studios. “We’ve got very talented and creative crews and cast. We have fantastic infrastructure not only in our studio space but also world-class postproduction companies. The top visual effects companies in the world are all located here. All the trucks you see here are owned by small businesspeople here. All the catering trucks and the lighting and cameras, wardrobe and generators are all local small businesses. “It’s been fantastic. We’ve had companies locating here like Sharpe Sound and Clairmont Camera and we’ve got a lot of talent on the North Shore that we draw for. There must be 5,000 people who work in the film industry on the North Shore. That’s a real asset to us.” The benefits don’t stop there, says Leitch. If you own a business on the North Shore, chances are you’ve seen some of those Hollywood dollars. “We use all sorts of services here, from hotels to taxicabs to Starbucks to clothing stores, lumber yards, florists, restaurants. Any service you can think of, we spend money on,” says Leitch. The longtime Delbrook resident got his start in film and television in 1987, before it grew into one of the province’s — and the country’s — economic engines. “We were doing television shows like 21 Jump Street and

Wiseguy,” Leitch recalls. “I got to pay Johnny Depp his per diem. Cannell Films was a great company to work for, and an industry-building one.” Cannell built the studio facility in 1989, and the business went through several phases of ownership in the years that followed, attracting the interest of top Canadian business owners like Frank Guistra and Nat Bosa. Leitch worked as the company’s comptroller before taking the top job in 1995. “Since I’ve been involved as the president, my job is to market the facility. I’m also the chair of the Motion Picture Production Industry Association, so I work closely with government at all levels on tax policy and other issues in terms of keeping British Columbia as film-friendly as we can and making sure we are competitive,” he says. “We pride ourselves on the service we provide. We have a very limited number of customers in the film industry. We’re very similar to a hotel; we need these people to come back all the time. Repeat business is so important for us. Friendly customer service is kind of a cliché, but we take it seriously here.” In the high-stakes business of feature film production, there are many factors that influence where the work lands, from big-picture challenges like currency exchange rates and tax policy to something as mundane as getting a permit to use a public park. Leitch praised North Vancouver’s local government for streamlining their processes for film companies and keeping their fees at a cost-recovery level. “Both municipalities are great filming locations and are very film-friendly,” he says. “They embrace the business and understand its benefits. That’s a huge factor in enabling us to do the work that we do. It’s a real cooperation and a can-do attitude.”

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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? My family means the world to me. When not at my practice, you’ll find me spending quality time with my wife and our two sons. My sons (ages 11 and 14) are growing up very quickly, and I cherish this special time I have with them.

What are your hobbies? Travelling, listening to world music and studying real estate are a few of the interests that I enjoy.

What’s your favourite gadget?

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The one I spend the most time with is my BlackBerry, but my “favourite” has to be my diode laser!

Dr. Amin Damji


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HE metallic buzz of a dentist’s drill can conjure childhood fears more sinister than the creak from the closet or the pile of laundry on the other side of the dark bedroom. But for Dr. Amin Damji, a dentist who’s been plying his trade for nearly 20 years, the dentist’s drill is frequently just a prelude to the snores of a patient. “We have patients who during a root canal treatment literally fall sleep during the procedure,” he says, discussing ARTIS Dental Centre, which opened on the North Shore last year. “We took the anxiety out by educating our patients,” he says, adding that he took the nitrous out of the office when he bought his first practice in 1993. Instead of nitrous oxide, Damji surrounds his patients with soothing world music, hot towels, blankets and overhead plasma television screens. Damji went to the University of British Columbia and took science courses with the thought of pursuing a career in optometry or medicine. But while medical doctors help patients over the long-term, Damji says he was drawn by the immediacy of dentistry. “What appealed to me was the ability to alleviate pain, because what I saw were patients (arriving) in discomfort,” he says. After joining the pre-dental society at UBC, Damji was able to observe dentists and he realized how much he could enjoy the profession. “What I really liked was the human interaction between patient and doctor,” he says. Damji graduated with a doctor of dental medicine degree along with a master’s degree in oral biology before he started practicing in 1992. He didn’t forget the importance of observing a professional in the field, and now with two thriving practices, he said he routinely welcomes students to watch him work. “That’s the opportunity I had when I was in university,” he says. “I’m more interested personally in helping mentor high

school students who are thinking about dentistry,” he explains. “I do have a lot that come through the office and actually come in for a day or two and hang with me.” Starting out as an associate dentist in Coquitlam and Surrey, he set up shop in New Westminster in 1993. “My passion was to build a practice and to develop systems within that practice to run it efficiently . . . I wanted the patients to experience the extraordinary,” he says. After eighteen years of extraordinary service in New Westminster, he opened his second clinic at 845 Marine Drive in North Vancouver. Damji speaks excitedly about his new venture, referring to it as his “baby.” With approximately 1600 square feet of space and 19-foot ceilings, the new office is a centre of clinical excellence and a shining monument showcasing extraordinary design. “We want every patient visit to be an experience,” he says. “We’re a boutique-style clinic that aims to provide exceptional service and care.” Patients can now look forward to the same kind of red carpet treatment on the North Shore as they have grown accustomed to at the New Westminster location. Loaded with all the cutting-edge technology dentistry has to offer, his new clinic offers a full array of services, including: complete smile makeovers, full mouth reconstruction, dental implants, Botox, Invisalign, teeth whitening and laser dentistry. For patient comfort, Damji even special ordered a special human-robotic massage chair from Japan. It’s the most technologically-advanced massage chair ever produced. His office is also prepared for those dental disasters that can spring up without warning. “If you have an emergency, our motto is simply come on down” he says. “We will be sure to take care of you.” He says it all adds up to providing the best service he can. “It’s for the community on the North Shore to have an offering of a newer practice that’s modern, that’s cutting edge, that’s state-of-the-art.”

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Dr. Kris Bulcroft


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t’s been less than a year since Dr. Kris Bulcroft got the nod as Capilano University’s sixth president and, with that, the opportunity to lead the university through an exciting time of growth and transition. “Capilano far exceeds even my expectations,” Bulcroft says. “It’s a very unique institution. I’ve worked around the world at many different kinds of universities where they claim to be very, very learner-centred, but this place really is. The ethos here is about really supporting students and helping them to be successful—and we get students at all different levels. It’s a reality at Cap that I’ve never seen at any other institution.” Before accepting the job in North Vancouver, Bulcroft spent the bulk of her academic career at Western Washington University as a professor of sociology. She is also a multiple award-winning research scientist who has worked across Europe and North America. “I have a good publication record,” she says, modestly. “And I’ve worked at what you would call research institutions. I loved my research, but at my core I’m a teacher. So I’ve always gravitated towards institutions that really cared particularly about undergraduates. That very first year of your college or university experience is critical in forming your identity as a learner and what you can achieve in your future. I’m always happiest when I’m working with brand new students and it’s their first time in a university setting. They may be first generation students, or students who have had some barriers or obstacles coming in. These students are the ones I get the most pleasure working with. “We have very small class sizes here. It makes a tremendous difference when professors know their students and they can monitor their progress and form close mentoring relationships,” she adds. “There’s a much different level of engagement in the learning that students have here, a lot more emphasis on teamwork, critical thinking, and communication.” Bulcroft has spent much of her first year at Cap touring the university’s three campuses and meeting the students, staff, faculty and board members. But while familiarizing herself with the people and culture of the institution, Bulcroft has also been enjoying taking Capilano University out into the community. “I’ve been doing a fair amount of public speaking engagements,” she explains. “They’ve included a wide gambit of things—sometimes they’ve been about Capilano, sometimes about my own research. I just did one about the question of quality and the meaning of ranking universities. So I’m out there; I’m available. If a civic group wants to me to come and talk, I’m very happy to do that. It’s a way of letting people know what’s up here at Cap and also expressing the fact that a university president is accessible and part of the community.” And a lot is up at Cap these days. The university is now offering 10 degree programs, as well as a variety of diplomas and certificates for both new students and those looking to upgrade their skills. Perhaps the most visible new development

is the Nat and Flora Bosa Centre for Film and Animation—a state-of-the-art facility that will, when complete in the fall, provide students with the skills needed to work in one of B.C.’s most dynamic industries. The Bosa Centre will also consolidate the North Shore as a film and television hub, home to world-class training from the high school level up to industry leaders, such as North Shore Studios. “Another thing I see a lot of is the expansion of our international curriculum,” says Bulcroft. “We’re sending more students abroad than ever before and our numbers are steady in terms of the international students coming to us. We’re finding more and more ways to use those international experiences to enrich our three campuses.” Capilano currently hosts more than 700 students from approximately 50 countries, and Canadian students from Capilano are studying and training as far away as Vietnam and Peru. Bulcroft says there may be more ways to promote that kind of international experience for students. “One of the things we’ve been talking about is the potential to work with the school districts around a gap year for students. I’ve looked at the demographics and more and more students are choosing to take a year off before going to university. A lot of those students do a fair amount of travel, international and domestic, so we’ve had some thoughts here at Cap about working with the high schools on the North Shore to create some structured programs that are gap year programs, maybe as feeders for Cap or other institutions. We would start small, maybe a six-week summer program where a student does a placement in Europe or South America and perhaps there would be some service learning involved. It wouldn’t be heavy academic, but an opportunity to learn about another culture and pick up a few credits.” As the parent of a recent grad, Bulcroft says seeing a little bit of the world first can go a long way when it’s time to get back to the classroom. “I think parents worry about their children not having parameters when they go off into their gap year. But I believe it’s a good thing for students. When you step back from the structure of high school, you learn a lot about yourself and you may choose to go into a field of study you may never have thought about. People with this life experience often come to us making better choices about what to study and what to explore.” Bulcroft is no stranger to living and working overseas herself, and her cosmopolitan experience is helping Capilano emerge as a leading teaching school. “We now have a teaching and learning centre, which I think will be a real catalyst for the instructors here at Cap to find ways to talk about teaching and learning and also to perhaps connect with other campus communities. I follow the trends in post-secondary education and increasingly those institutions that have been more research-focused are starting to understand that they also have to perform in terms of classrooms. I really do think there’s a paradigm shift afoot.”

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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? My dog Margaux is my best four-legged friend. I spend a lot of time walking the dog and enjoying her company. My husband and I like to hike and we like to cook and we like to garden. So we spend a lot of time out of doors. This is a beautiful part of the world to get outdoors.

What are you reading right now? A book I should have read years ago. It’s called The Power of One and it’s a really good overview of the history of South Africa pre-apartheid. It’s very well written and I’m enjoying it a lot. I’m always reading something.

What’s your favourite gadget? It’s a garlic crusher where you can put the whole garlic clove without peeling it inside and it minces it. It’s a little Swiss contraption I quite like. I use it every day!

If you hadn’t gone into academia and education, what would you have done? Well, there are two things. If I wasn’t doing this for a living, what I would have liked to do is be a journalist or a novelist. I love to write. But the other thing I learned later in life that I think I would have been really good at is landscape architecture. I love designing things, especially out of doors. The creative side of landscape design is quite satisfying to me.

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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? I love living on the North Shore. I go hiking. I like working out at the gym. I do yoga regularly. We’ve got great skiing facilities in the area. I blew my knee out a few years ago but fortunately technology has improved to the point where I can get back into skiing and I’m enjoying it thoroughly.

Are you involved with any community groups? I do a lot of board work. I’m the Lieutenant Governor’s appointee to the Architectural Institute of B.C. I sit on their board. I’m proud to be elected to the B.C. Chamber of Commerce board. Locally, I’m on the board of Presentation House. That’s a very interesting position. I’m also on the United Way Cabinet and it’s a great organization and a well run charity. I would encourage all employers to get involved and run an enthusiastic campaign. The benefits to your company, in terms of commitment and morale, are spectacular.

Read any good books lately? A great book I just read is called The Gift of Dyslexia.

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Favorite Music My favourite album of all time is a jazz album called Ella and Louis, recorded in 1954. It’s a spectacular example of working together to create great harmony.


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he export of raw commodities is the beating heart of Canada’s economy, and a vital part of that export flow is right here in North Vancouver. “We’re one of North America’s largest multiproduct bulk terminals,” says Jim Belsheim, president of Neptune Terminals. “What we do is take bulk products and load them on deep-sea vessels for shipment to export customers. We primarily handle two products; one is potash, which is mined in Saskatchewan. It’s a natural fertilizer and it’s fundamental to world food production. Our other major product is steel-making coal. We ship it to steel mills worldwide where it’s used in the manufacture of steel that supports the development of infrastructure all around the world. So we’re proud of our products. They are important to the world, and economically, they are very important to the economy of Canada. As the terminal, we are a link that connects those two together.” Neptune has been part of North Vancouver’s waterfront industry for more than 40 years, but these past five have seen a dramatic increase in the terminal’s business, driven by surging demand for Canadian products in Asian markets. Spending roughly $150 million on various upgrades and expansions, Neptune aims to double the volume of goods they can load by the end of next year. “One of the key points that we are excited about is that all of our improvements are within our same footprint,” says Belsheim. “The expansion allows us to handle more volume because the trains get longer, not because we have more trains. We go faster and more efficiently. It’s a great expansion for us and it’s beneficial for the community. We won’t actually look much different from the outside.” Being a major player in the global economy doesn’t mean Neptune overlooks the community it operates in. The terminal creates 400 high-paying jobs and buys locally whenever

possible. Belsheim has a long list of community projects Neptune has supported. “One example is youth sports. We’re pretty keen on that. I’m talking 10 year olds and under. I think that’s where social benefits are huge in our community. We also support North Shore Neighbourhood House; we have a seniors program; we have a relationship with Capilano University that we’re pretty enthusiastic about. We think Cap U is a great add to the community, and business needs to be involved and supportive of it. Another example is our support of the gala the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce is putting on in support of Presentation House. The North Shore is a great place to work, a great place to live, and a great place to play. We’re obviously part of the first, but it’s important we’re connected to the other two. We’re proud of our role. We’re a major taxpayer in the city. We’re happy with that. We believe the businesses here work pretty well together. The community plan is solid, and the envy of many other communities.” Belsheim spent the bulk of his career in the forestry industry before taking the top job at Neptune. “It was very good to me. I had the opportunity to do a lot of different and diverse functions. I had executive positions in a wide range of activities, from operations, marketing, management, to human resources to finance. Those 30-odd years were the foundation of my career and five years ago, I decided to make a career change and come to the waterfront. I’ve been very happy ever since. It’s a dynamic business, important to Canada and important to the North Shore. “The nature of our products is long-term,” says Belsheim. “We’ll be in business on the North Shore for a long time, so having partnerships and linkages with the community is important to us. If anything resonates with Neptune and how we want to do business, it’s that we want to be proud of our role on the North Shore and we want people to be proud of us being here.”

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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? Right now my free time is my five-monthold daughter and my 23-month-old daughter. We’re expanding our family and that’s how me and Kevin spend most of our free time.

What are you reading? Right now I’m reading a book called Cleopatra’s Daughter by Michelle Moran. It’s an excellent book. I also just finished a book by Diana Gabaldon called An Echo in the Bone. We’re not really TV and movie people — more towards the books. However, I don’t think Kevin could live without the Speed Channel and HGTV. Does Treehouse count as a favorite TV channel?

Are you involved with any community groups? We are members of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Dieter gives to kids hockey and books for kids around Christmas time. We like to support charities on the North Shore.

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If you weren’t doing this, what would you do?

Lonsdale Flooring



or three generations and more than half a century, Lonsdale Flooring has been building a reputation for customer satisfaction on the North Shore, one house at a time. “Most of our business is word of mouth, a lot of referrals and repeat business,” says Tanya Kupferschmid. “It’s definitely driven by customer service. If there are any issues, we take care of it. That’s a big deal, especially now when there are all these TV shows that scare people into thinking all contractors are bad. It’s taking care of the customer and having them feel satisfied when we’re done and they in turn refer us to their friends.” The business was first opened in 1960 by Karl Urhle. He eventually sold the store to employee and nephew Dieter Kupferschmid and his wife Linda, who now runs it alongside their son Kevin and Kevin’s wife Tanya. Between them, they bring decades of combined experience to work each day. “It’s always been family-owned, right from the start,” she says. “And it’s a family dynamic. We work well together and when Dieter and Linda retire Kevin and I are going to buy the store from them. We genuinely enjoy working here and we want to continue.” As part of Lonsdale’s six-person non-commissioned sales team, Tanya sees her role as more of a teacher than a salesperson. “That’s very enjoyable for me. I find most people who

I’ve always wanted to own a business, so it’s been the perfect opportunity for me. But otherwise, maybe human resources. But business is my passion.


Est. 1960

come in are overwhelmed because they have never bought flooring before. They just don’t know how to start and that’s where we come in and try to make it easier for them. We try to take the approach of teaching people and helping them find the flooring choices they need rather than trying to sell them something they don’t need. We feel out what kind of room they’re doing, what kind of use it will get, if they have animals or kids, what kind of durability they need. Then you get more into the technical side.” Lonsdale Flooring offers pretty much anything you can walk on: carpet, laminate, hardwood, vinyl, tile, cork, and so on. “My favourite new launch is the Mohawk SmartStrand carpet,” says Kupferschmid. “It’s a stainproof carpet that I have in my own home and I love it. It’s extremely durable, too. It’s also made of 40 per cent corn oil so it’s got an ecoside to it. It looks great and feels great.” The bulk of Lonsdale’s customers are individual homeowners, although they do some work for contractors and building managers. Kupferschmid estimates that 80 per cent of their job sites are on the North Shore. “I find that people who live on the North Shore generally want to shop on the North Shore. There’s competition over here, for sure, but it’s not like a pressure cooker. We have a relaxed feel when a customer walks through the door,” she says.

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Get To Know Me How do you use your free time? I love sports. I play field hockey for the West Van Vipers and I coach field hockey as well. I coach girls’ soccer and my daughter’s basketball team. And I ski a lot, both locally and in Whistler. I love to play golf and mountain bike and all those things.

Are you involved with any community groups?

I’m a trustee with the Jack Webster Foundation, a board member of the Coho Society, and a volunteer with the Minerva Foundation.

What are you reading right now? I spend a lot of time reading newspapers — I’m a news junkie. I usually have a book on the go but I don’t right now. I’m usually reading my daughter’s books to her.

What’s your favourite gadget?

My iPhone and my MacBook. I don’t go anywhere without them. And I thoroughly enjoy social media. From a news perspective and a communications perspective, it’s fascinating to me.

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If you didn’t do what you’re doing now, what would you be doing?

That’s a tough question. I wish I could be a fabulous singer and a wonderful musician but I can’t sing a note and I can’t play a key. I love to see people perform because it’s something I simply cannot do. So if I could come back I would be far more talented in that regard.

Anne McMullin



iven that she grew up in Caulfeild and now calls Pemberton Heights home, it’s no surprise Anne McMullin leapt at the chance to lead the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. “It was a great opportunity to come here and work in my community, for my community,” says McMullin, whose parents and siblings also live on the North Shore. “I feel very fortunate and very privileged. This is, honestly, the best place to live, work and do business.” Originally a broadcast journalist by training, McMullin managed communication departments for resource companies, industry groups, and Port Metro Vancouver before taking the helm of the North Vancouver chamber in October of 2009. “We have a vibrant and whole community,” she says. “We have big business, we have small business, we have parks and a thriving environment. It’s a wonderful place to live. We’re not a bedroom community — we have an economic core. We have a university. We have some of the largest port businesses in North America. Major volumes of steel-making coal, potash, grain, and sulphur go through North Vancouver. We have manufacturing, a vibrant retail sector, ICBC, incredible tourism.” Although tax levels and land prices are perennial challenges for business, McMullin praised both city and district councils for working hard on behalf of business. McMullin is a familiar face in the halls of local government, frequently appearing to advocate on behalf of the chamber’s 700-business-strong membership. “Our job as the chamber is to say whether something is good for business and the community, not just ‘This is good for business, let’s go ahead with it.’ We take a very thorough view,” she says. “We are there to represent business, to advocate on behalf of business and work with all stakeholders and levels of government to create a vibrant community.” As well as lobbying city and district government, the North

Vancouver chamber — one of the oldest in the country — is active in both the B.C. and Canadian chambers, which develop policy recommendations for the provincial and federal governments, suggestions that McMullin says are taken very seriously. “We also stay up to date on issues of interest at city council and at the Metro Vancouver level, things like the official community plan, transportation, sewage treatment, really anything that could have an impact on business. We help business by keeping them up to date on key issues through our newsletter, Twitter, Facebook and our website.” The chamber also provides its members with many tangible benefits and services, the most popular of which is a costeffective extended health plan. “It’s very difficult for small business to have extended health care, but through the chamber network you can sign on to a very good plan,” McMullin says. “A lot of members sign up just for that. It’s worth a lot to the company and its employees.” Some of the more visible activities of the chamber are its monthly breakfast and Business After Five meetings, gatherings that give North Vancouver businesspeople chances to rub shoulder with each other, and with key players on the local and provincial stage. “From my own experience in business, I know the power of networking. That’s what the chamber provides: people working together, relationship building, creating partnerships and growing your business through meeting potential new customers. That’s very powerful. The more people you know, the more opportunity you have to grow. Or if you’re looking to change your line of work, there’s a lot of opportunity. We bring in key speakers like the chief economist from TD bank. We’ve had the CEO of Port Metro Vancouver speak, the president of Capilano University, and so on. So it’s not just peer networking. We’re giving people the chance to learn and see what other organizations are doing.”

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Get To Know Me How do you spend your free time? I walk or jog seven days a week. My dog has to get out every day, so rain or shine, I get out there.

What’s your favourite gadget? My favorite gadget would probably be my $300,000 laser. I’ve got two of them.

If you hadn’t taken this career path, what would you have done?

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I probably would have done my doctorate in physiology and gone into research.

Dr. Ralph Bieg


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r. Ralph Bieg has always been interested in people. “My undergraduate degree was in Physiology with honours,” he says. “But the more I learned about humans the more interesting I found them. So it was pretty obvious that I should probably pursue medicine.” Bieg worked as an emergency physician and family physician before opening an extended hours family practice and walk-in clinic at the Lonsdale and 19th Medical Clinic in 1992. “Our intention was to allow patients to access a physician seven days a week including evenings. Not only are we family physicians, but we also accommodate ‘walk-in’ patients. Our patients are comforted in knowing that their previous visits have been recorded and are accessible to the attending physician at any time.” About 10 years ago, Bieg shifted his emphasis towards cosmetic services followed by the opening of Physician Skincare Centre at 122 East 3rd Street. In February 2011, Bieg opened a second physician-directed medical spa. Pender Medi Spa is located at 1366 West Pender Street in Coal Harbour. At both locations Bieg offers non-surgical cosmetic enhancement treatments. These include such treatments as Botox, dermal fillers, fat dissolving treatments, laser hair removal, skin tightening and laser resurfacing for deep wrinkles or scars. Electrolysis, facials, and registered massage therapy services are also offered.

As we age our face tends to deflate and descend giving us a tired appearance. Bieg offers non-surgical facelifts with the use of Botox, dermal fillers, and lasers specifically engineered to reverse these changes. “A lot of people don’t want surgery,” Bieg says. “They say I don’t look the way I feel, and I don’t want surgery. I don’t want to take a month off from work to recover. I don’t want to look different, just better, and more refreshed.” It’s not unusual for Bieg’s patients, men and women, to tell him that their treatment was one of the best things they ever did for themselves. They express that they feel more confident in their work environment and socially due to their enhanced appearance. Bieg has years of experience in cosmetic medicine. He is a member of the Allergan Advisory Board and a recognized trainer in the appropriate injections of Botox and dermal fillers. “I train doctors from all over North America,” the Upper Lonsdale resident says, “but sometimes I’m actually training my future competitors. Some may think that’s crazy but I’d sooner they learn to inject properly and appropriately than take a one-day crash course elsewhere.” Bieg recommends interested individuals to view informative websites such as the Bieg’s websites are, and All good cosmetic work, says Bieg, has “got to suit the patient.” “If you’re going to have cosmetic procedures done of any kind, make sure that you see a physician with lots of experience.”

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Biali getting kick out of being new mom I’m working here not only as a jazz musician but in the singer/ songwriter world and pop world as well and also in the gospel music scene here. I feel like my exposure to these other genres has served me as a musician and writer and broadened me and challenged me which is probably why what I create is not necessarily pure jazz. My music reflects that range of influences.

■ Laila Biali Trio, Performance Works, Sunday, June 26, 8 p.m., as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Go to www. for full schedule.

North Shore News: Who are some of the people you’ve worked with in NYC? Laila Biali: I had a chance to work with Sting and as a result of working with him I met several other wonderful New York musicians who I worked with on that tour and have continued to stay in touch with, such as, Lisa Fischer, who was involved with the auditioning process for that particular project, and she’s sung backup for Luther Vandross and Mick Jagger. Somebody who I sub for a lot is pianist, composer and arranger Jon Cowherd who co-leads Brian Blade’s fellowship group. He’s just an amazing musician all around and he has brought me in to sub for him on various occasions and often at jazz church services and I’ve had the chance to play with Myron Walden, who is also in the Brian Blade’s fellowship group. John Patitucci has also played at some of those services. Some of the finest jazz musicians in New York are involved. It’s amazing.

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NORTH Vancouver native Laila Biali returns home this weekend to play tunes from her new album, Tracing Light, at the jazz fest.

Like Darcy James Argue, she was a part of Bob Rebagliati’s jazz band in high school. Biali talked to the North Shore News from New York City before she set out on a cross-Canada tour with her trio (featuring George Koller on bass and Larnell Lewis on drums).

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LAILA Biali visits the HMV store at Robson and Burrard Sunday afternoon at 3:30 North Shore News: What p.m. before her evening show at Granville Island’s Performance Works. was it like studying with Bob classic jazz like John Coltrane, which I now love, at the time it was Rebagliati at Handsworth? a little bit too much for me. To hear piano players specifically, who Laila Biali: It was phenomenal. He is extremely passionate and had that classical background which was evident in their playing and dedicated and he instilled that in his students. I had a classical their writing, was just the thing that I needed to get inspired to dig background and really knew nothing about jazz until I met him. into jazz and explore the music. He was smart enough to present to me players who themselves had classical leanings or classical training such as Chick Corea and one of North Shore News: You’ve made a couple of moves since leaving his other students Renee Rosnes. North Vancouver. What’s it like living and working in New York Those were some of the first CDs I was introduced to, which I City, jazz centre of the universe? think was brilliant given that I have a background in classical music Laila Biali: The music community is so incredibly large and diverse. and didn’t initially take to certain types of jazz. Even some of the

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North Shore News: What was it like working with Sting? Laila Biali: It was absolutely remarkable. He loves to work very closely with his musicians. Part of rehearsing with him is a dialogue of how to get the music sounding its very best. He is so committed to quality and creativity and he wants both to be functioning in that musical situation. I love that because a lot of people in the name of quote, unquote “quality” will create a situation which is extremely controlled musically. I have been in situations where you have a very defined role and a very defined approach and that is to create consistency as you’re touring from place to place. Even though there is some degree of control and planning as it serves the music in Sting’s projects he really does leave room and encourages creativity as part of the rehearsal and performance process. I really love that about See Album page 40

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Album reflects work from last decade From page 39

him — he’s an incredible musician and an absolutely beautiful human being. North Shore News: What was the experience like making your new album, Tracing Light? Laila Biali: Well it was unlike any other because I was five months pregnant when I went into the studio and I felt like the clock was ticking, so to speak. I had a limited amount of time in which to get everything done. We recorded everything quickly in three days. A lot of it is live off the floor, and then we went into post-production and in the midst of all of that I had my baby boy (Joshua). North Shore News: How did that affect the recording? Laila Biali: I think I was less apologetic in the process. I just sort

of had to go for it. Carrying a little baby as I was performing these songs and feeling his first kicks, I kid you not, when we were in the studio made it just an absolutely treasured time. I do think somewhere in that record one can identify a little, I want to call it “magical” but definitely different feel and maybe it’s something only I can recognize, but Josh is in there.

North Shore News: As far as the album goes there is quite a mix of material — how do you choose what to record? Are they songs you play live or are they selected specifically for the CD? Laila Biali: That’s a really good question because I find a lot of jazz musicians go at that process backwards. And not backwards to suggest that it’s wrong, but a band like U2 will rehearse and record for up to a year and then they release the album and then they tour and fans are hearing that music for the first time. Jazz musicians will often be performing and workshopping

music in preparation for a recording so people are already hearing the music. It’s already out there and it’s part of their repertoire. The funny thing is by the time the record is released and you begin to really tour it one can sometimes feel that the music is old. Because I had been working with Sting for about four months prior to making the album I was brought away from my own work. When I considered which songs would be a part of this particular project I did take stock of some of the songs we had been performing but also some that had never been performed with my band. I think it is always important to have a record sound cohesive. The songs on Tracing Light are from a span of about 10 years of writing and arranging. One of the instrumental songs, “Human Condition,” was written nearly 10 years ago and had never been recorded. I also wanted some of the edgier, contemporary piano playing to be included and not just be solely song-based. Each song has its own journey and its own story so in that sense I think this record is different from Sea to Sky. Sea to Sky was put together with very specific parameters where with Tracing Light the parameters were a little looser and I just wanted to have a representation of the various things I had done to date. I tried to have my own personality be the cohesive link between the various songs and interpretations. Before the Performance Works gig on Sunday night Biali will make an afternoon instore appearance at HMV on Robson at 3:30 p.m. to play a few tunes and sign CDs.



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Cajun roots band thrives on tradition ■ Savoy Family Cajun Band, Capilano Performing Arts Theatre, Thursday, June 30, 8 p.m., as part of the TD Vancouver International Jazz Festival. Go to www. for full schedule.

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THE Savoy Family Cajun Band brings their down-home, hardcore roots music to North Vancouver next week for a special concert at Capilano University. Marc and Ann Savoy are legends on the roots music scene and raised their four children in the rich cultural traditions of rural Louisiana. Their sons Wilson and Joel have gone on to forge their own musical careers and join their parents on tour when the opportunity arises. Joel talked to the North Shore News prior to the quartet heading north for appearances at the Vancouver jazz fest and the Festival of American Fiddle Tunes in Port Townsend, Washington, July 3-10. North Shore News: What was it like growing up in Eunice, Louisiana, as a member of the Savoy Family? Cajun music everywhere? Joel Savoy: Basically, but not just Cajun music. My parents had friends from a lot of different roots music cultures from around the world. Most notably I guess Frankie Gavin, an Irish fiddle player, and Richard Thompson. People that played old timey music and all kinds of stuff.

North Shore News: Where does the French language come into it? Joel Savoy: Two generations ago French was the most common language down here in our area. Cajun French is an old dialect that came down here with our ancestors from Nova Scotia. It was pretty well preserved here, isolated from other French-speaking communities like Canada and France, so it just remained the same as it was from the time of Louis XIV. Today it’s mainly found among the older people. My father speaks fluent Cajun French. We all speak French in my family. Dad grew up speaking French because it was the only way he could communicate with his grandmother who lived across the field because she didn’t speak English. The history of this music is that it was working-class people’s music. It was music that they made to socialize and to enjoy themselves at the end of the day or on the weekend after a hard week’s work. They’d get together and play music with each other. This was before the dance hall — it was performed in homes by people who didn’t call themselves musicians.

North Shore News: How has that changed from when you were a child until today? Joel Savoy: I can’t say that it’s changed that much from when I was young. It’s kind of funny, the most notable difference would be that when I was young my parents spoke French among themselves when they didn’t want us to know See Savoy page 46

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complexity and immense entertainment value,” while Nate Chen of the New York Times said “it was a wickedly intelligent dispatch from the fading border between orchestral jazz and post-rock and classical minimalism . . . radiating self-assurance, and an almost chilling steadiness of conviction.” The album was nominated for a Grammy and a Juno and garnered a huge response worldwide. “It was beyond anyone’s wildest dreams,” says Argue. “What I thought I was doing was making a really expensive business card, something you can hand to a promoter at a showcase concert or send in to get some reviews from the jazz press. Basically something to open a few doors. I was utterly unprepared for the level of critical acclaim that it got but obviously I couldn’t be happier. It’s music that I want to resonate with people.” For more on Argue and his ensemble visit


lying face down homeless in the street.” In 2003 Argue moved to New York City with his girlfriend and started to put together an ensemble. “I would cold call people and explain I’m a new composer in town and I’ve got this music that I’m trying to get some players together to read through it. We would get together informally once every couple of months whenever I had new music to read through and that was the seed of Secret Society.” The 18-piece ensemble played their first gig in 2005 at the late, lamented CBGB, known more as a punk hangout than a concert hall back in the day. “There was three stages and we were in the basement space,” says Argue. “They had a jazz series there on Sunday nights and it was really like a big open space. There was a corner where there was a makeshift stage and we spilled out from that and came forward into the audience with the keyboards blocking the fire exit and all that kind of stuff.” About half of the musicians who played on that first gig with Argue are still with the band. The core of the group is the rhythm section of Matt Clohesy on bass and Jon Wikan on drums and they give Secret Society a consistency that has continued to take shape over the years. “I write specifically for the players in the band,” says Argue. “Sometimes I write because they have facets of their personalities that I want to bring out and I want to put them maybe in a situation that they wouldn’t normally be in when left to their own devices or in small-group music just to see what will happen. Poke and prod them and challenge them to react to a situation that’s a little different from your standard jazz solo format. The music that I write tends to be

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The songs were written and previewed at the Bay Area’s Yoshi’s Jazz Club in a collaboration with bassist Todd Sickafoose, who plays with his own band the Tiny Resistors as well as with singersongwriter Ani Difranco. The songs performed at the West Vancouver concert will actually include five languages, not just the English, French and Spanish that Marya writes in, but also traditional songs in Hindi and Romani. Each language has a different feel, says Marya, and even in her own writing she finds she writes different songs when she’s thinking in each language. “Right now I’m writing a lot in English and it’s been eight years since I’ve really, really written in English, and I feel like I’m approaching the language almost like a foreign language,” she says. “I tend to express a lot more existential issues and issues around loss


in French, and I think that has to do with the fact my father died in France. I tend to write a lot of political activist things in Spanish, so I think it just depends on what I’m writing.” While many of her songs have a political angle, it’s not her intention, she says, adding she just writes what’s on her mind. Still, she has often sought to use music as a way to lift people up. She extensively traveled the U.S.-Mexico border region for a project to look at how to encourage immigrants to access health services through art, after a patient died of cancer because she sought help too late, saying she was afraid to seek help for fear she might be deported. Which brings her back to her day job. “I think once you’re a doctor you’re a doctor, you can’t pretend you’re not a doctor, it’s just the way you are,” she says. She’ll continue to work part-time teaching with students and expects to eventually be back full time. But in the meantime, she’ll keep writing to heal the soul.

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CALENDAR From page 24 Admission: $25/$23. Tickets: 1-855-985-5000 or Civic Plaza: Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, North Vancouver. North Shore Jazz: Free concerts will be performed at 1 p.m. by Fito Garcia on June 25 and the Karen Graves Group on July 2. Jack Loucks Court at the John Braithwaite Community Centre: 145 West First St., North Vancouver. North Shore Jazz: Shh Ensemble will perform a free concert Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. North Shore Jazz: Guitar player Ray Bonneville will perform Saturday, June 26 at 8 p.m. Admission: $20/$18. Tickets: 1855-985-5000 or Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or Jazz Waves: The West Vancouver Community Arts Council will present the 11th annual Jazz Waves Festival from June through July. Taba Timba with special guest Tom Keenlyside will perform Saturday, June 25. June Katz will be accompanied by Ron Johnston, Ross Taggart and Dave Guiney Thursday, June 30. K Sisters’ vocalists Caitlin Beaupré, Katy Hedalen, Jennifer McLaren and pianist/vocalist Karen Lee-Morlang will perform Saturday, July 2. All concerts are at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. A complete schedule can be found at The Last Sonatas by Hayden and Beethoven: A concert with pianist Boris Konovalov Thursday, July 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-731-5518 or www. Jazz Vespers: West Vancouver secondary alumna Tiffany Hambrook will team up with her former music theatre teacher Peter Vanderhorst to lead a gospel sing along backed by a five piece jazz band Sunday, June 26 at 4 p.m. A suggested donation of $10 would be appreciated. The Vancouver Playhouse: Hamilton and

Dunsmuir Streets. Female Vocal Group Aliqua will celebrate their tenth anniversary with a performance showcasing favourite songs from the past as well as new material Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $32.50. Tickets: West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or North Shore Jazz: Rupa and the April Fishes will perform a free concert Friday, June 24 at 7:30 p.m. THEATRE Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-3200 or Leading Ladies: A comedy about two down on their luck actors runs Wednesdays-Saturdays, until June 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $16/$14. Biloxi Blues. North Shore Zone festival winner (as well as Best Director, Best Actor and Best Supporting Actor), will be remounted on Thursday, June 30 at 8 p.m. for one night only prior to representing this region at Theatre BC’s Mainstage, the provincial annual drama festival in Kamloops, performing on Friday, July 8 (www. Tickets: $10. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Box office: 604-984-4484 or www. Dance to Live/Live to Dance: RNB Dance and Theatre Arts will showcase a variety of dance styles including guest performances June 24 and 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$11. The Vancouver Tap Dance Society will perform two different year end concerts. Afternoon Delight will take place Sunday, June 26 at 1 p.m. and Evening Stars on Tap at 7 p.m. Tickets: $22/$20. Info: Korean Drum, Mask and Dance Festival: Traditional drummers and mask dancers from Korea will perform Thursday, June 30 at 7:30 See more page 46

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From page 41 what they were talking about. Now they speak French around us anytime and they know we know what they are talking about. I have one brother and two sisters. We all speak French. Our older sister lives in Paris and has a Cajun band over there (Sarah Savoy and the Francadians), Wilson and I both speak French and my little sister studied it but hasn’t really pursued it. North Shore News: Besides your mom and dad who were some of the musicians that influenced you? Joel Savoy: Like I was saying there were so many musicians coming through all the time. My dad is a country boy and he grew up listening to what was popular around here — a lot of country music and a lot of boogie boogie and things like that but things like the Beatles never made it down here. When I was a young teenager my mom started making me mixed tapes that went from Linda Thompson to The Beatles to Django Reinhardt to Billie Holiday. She’d have little jams with people like Kevin Wimmer and Dirk Powell at the house and they would play swing music and I fell in love with that stuff, but I was exposed to all kinds of music through her. She came from a different area (Richmond, Virginia) and brought in a lot of influences that wouldn’t have otherwise been in our family.

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North Shore News: You have your own label, Valcour Records, which puts out some of my favourite music. How’s everything going? Joel Savoy: We just passed our fifth-year mark. I think we have four Grammy nominations and we’ve been doing really well putting out exclusively music from Louisiana. We’ve got a lot of Cajun and Zydeco. We’ve put out a record by an indie band that’s really taken off right now called Givers. And we’ve put out an all-girl folkie band from Lafayette called The Figs. We’re just interested in putting out what we think is some of the best music coming out of the young generation in the Acadiana area, which is kind of centred around Lafayette with Eunice on the northern end of the region.

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CALENDAR p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross. com. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Jazz Festival Schedule: Julie Dela Pena with the Randy Doherty Trio, June 24; Randy Doherty Jazz Piano Trio, June 25; Randy Doherty, June 26-28; Red Lion Blues jam session featuring guitarist Darren Doherty, June 29; Randy Doherty, June 30; Randy Doherty Jazz Trio with special guest TBA, July 1 and Randy Doherty Trio with guest saxophonist David Say, July 2. All entertainment begins at 8 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver.

Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; 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: 604-986-7899. Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. Rear View Mirror Tour: Jay Knutson will kick off his 30-year anniversary tour Saturday, June 25 at 8 p.m. Admission by donation.

B.C. Binning Residence Friday, July 1, 1-4 p.m. and learn about why this unique example of early modern era architecture has had a lasting impact. Guided tours will take place from 1:30 to 3 p.m. Admission by donation. Info: www.conservancy. or 604-733-2313. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604990-3474 or

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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.

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

BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar


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


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


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.

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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


1995 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-904-4430

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

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

The MarinaSide Grill


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



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999 Marine Drive, N. Van. 604-983-9444

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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

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $


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

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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

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Thai PudPong Restaurant

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


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



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

International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

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.


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“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.

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Voted Best Pub on the North Shore for a reason. An extensive menu selection with weekly & daily food / drink features and full TakeOut 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]. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull

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

Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine

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FITZMARTYN James Gervase (Gerry) Peter Born in Calgary on November 16, 1944 and passed away in his home in Lynn Valley on June 18th, 2011 from heart failure induced by pneumonia. Gerry is survived by his wife and best friend, June and their two dogs, Kyla and Zena, and two cats, CC and Shadow, June’s sisters Jackie (Fred) McLeod and Anne Van Balkom, as well as many relatives and friends. Gerry and his parents, Winnie and Gervy, moved to North Vancouver from Calgary in 1958, where Gerry attended St. Edmunds Elementary, St Thomas Aquinas Secondary and North Vancouver High School. He did a short stint in the RCAF before returning to complete Grade 12. He then joined the Freight Claims department at CP Rail, where he worked for 31 years. In 1968, he married June (Van Balkom) and they remained married for 43 years. He left CPR and worked with his wife June in her accounting practice, being a welcome distraction to worried customers bringing in their income tax returns. In 1972, they bought their home in Lynn Valley, which they still have. In 1986 they acquired a waterfront cabin on Gambier Island, where they spent many happy summers. After a few scary boat trips, in 1999 they decided they wanted to find a second home that was easier to get to, and purchased a home in Madeira Park on the Sunshine Coast. They were able to use that home all year round and drive right to the door - which was much easier on their animals, Junes mother and others who had found the boat trip to Gambier onerous, including June and Gerry who did not really miss carting all their stuff up the steep ramp at the dock, then up the hill to the cabin. A Celebration of Life will be held at The Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Monday June 27th between 3:30 p.m. and 8:00 p.m. This is to enable any who would have to catch an early ferry to get back to Gambier or the Sunshine Coast, but allow those who wish to attend after work to do so. Please join us. In lieu of flowers, donations to Wildlife or Animal related charities of your choice or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.



ANDRUCHOW - Peter It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of Peter at age 96 on June 17, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital. Peter was born in Lamont Alberta but lived for the past 55 years in North Vancouver. He leaves behind his much loved wife Margaret of 69 years; son Ernie (Carolyn), daughter Connie (Fred) and his treasured grandchildren Austin, Alisa, Danielle and Amy. Peter also leaves behind three of his siblings: Josephine, Terry and Elaine. Nothing was as important to Dad as having his house filled with family. He was so proud of each of his grandchildren and the four of them held a very special place in his heart. As he told us, his leaving us has created room for the arrival of his first expected great grandchild. One door gently closes, another opens. You will be greatly missed and in our thoughts and prayers always. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Avenue, North Vancouver on Tuesday, June 28th, 2011 at 11:30. JENKNER - Walter G. A long time resident of North Vancouver, Walter passed away in Kelowna, B.C. on June 13, 2011 at the age of 84. Walter was born on January 31, 1927 in Bielitz, Silesia. He was predeceased by his sister Edeltraud Bauernfeind. He was one of millions of people displaced at the end of the Second World War from his homeland and moved to Canada to start a new life. Walter married Sarah Margaret Elliott MD on April 19, 1954. A very talented, self taught artist, Walter worked as a draftsman and designer until he founded his own construction company and built homes in the Lower Mainland, Oregon and Texas. Walter leaves behind his two sons, Rick and Karl, grandchildren Alex, Sarah and Madeline and many friends in Canada, U.S.A. and Europe. There will be no service by request.

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Family and friends congratulate

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on his graduation June 14 from SFU with a Doctor of Philosophy Degree in the Business Administration Faculty. The Dean of Graduate Studies medal was awarded to Dr. Campbell for his high academic standing. Dr. Campbell is an alumni of St. Thomas Aquinas High School, class of 2000. At the present time, Dr. Campbell is lecturing at Monash University, Melbourne, Australia.



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BURNABY NORTH HIGH SCHOOL - CLASS OF ’61 - 50th REUNION. OCT. 1.. Info at WWW.burnabynorth61 or e-mail at 604-929-5084


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Acme Analytical Laboratories (Vancouver), a premier BC mining laboratory, is looking to fill various Laboratory Assistant positions in Vancouver. Must be able to handle up to 40 lbs as some heavy manual labor may be required. Experience in a lab environment an asset but training will be provided. Starting wage of approximately $12 (combination of base hourly rate and daily production bonus). Detailed descriptions of the various positions are available on Acme’s website:

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FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Great for Seniors, Retirees & Mature Adults! Do you enjoy talking to people & know how to do basic cooking? This job is for you and is perfect for men & women. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). We are gearing up for a busy fall season with summer training and occasional summer work. Requirements: you must be a gogetter able to work on your own, be able to carry medium weight equipment into stores & own a car. Must be well groomed, bondable & fully fluent in English. Pay starts at $10/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby. Call JMP Marketing at 1-800-991-1989, local 30. JMP Marketing Services, BC’s most reliable demo company since 1979.


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Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable winterized vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.

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North Shore Neighbourhood House Community Development Coordinator at Queen Mary School Required skills: ● programming experience ● strong knowledge of the community and resources ● computer skills ● flexible hours 20 hours/week with benefits. Closing date June 29, 2011 Please send resume attn: Megan


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North Shore Neighbourhood House Seniors Services Coordinator

Required skills: ● experience programming seniors services ● computer/writing skills ● knowledge of community /resources ● supervisory/leadership skills 35/hrs a week with benefits. Closing date June 29, 2011. Please send resume attn: Megan



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Kisa Enterprise Ltd (dba Chevron) is now hiring f/t cashiers at our two location on the North Shore. No experience needed but experience is an asset, must be available weekends, late shifts and holidays. Please fax resume to 604-987-9946 or email resume to


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ALBORZ FINE FOODS requires a Grill Cook, with minimum 2 years experience in grilling and cutting meats. Other duties include: preparation and marination of meats, and end of shift clean up. Must have food safe certificate. Please submit resume to Alborz’ Fine Foods, South Park Royal Mall, West Vancouver or

North Vancouver Kiwanis Housing thanks all applicants for their interest; only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Cargo Coordinator – 14 Month Contract

Western requires an energetic and talented individual to join our Cargo Coordination team. This individual will play a key customer service role while supporting our terminal operations at Lynnterm. As part of this team, this individual will support the delivery of efficient cargo handling services to the forestry, steel and general cargo sectors. The ideal candidate will possess relevant post-secondary education and experience encompassing logistics and distribution in a heavy industry environment. An in depth knowledge of MS Office products and a basic understanding of database concepts will be considered an asset for this position. Effective communication and interpersonal skills are essential in the daily interaction with customers and employees from all levels of the organization. The ability to work independently and show initiative in problem solving will enable the candidate to perform effectively in a highly demanding environment. The successful candidate will be offered a competitive compensation package. To apply, please email your resume and cover letter, in confidence, by July 15, 2011 to

While we thank all qualified individuals for their interest, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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Office Personnel

OFFICE assistant answering phones,data entry must have good computer skills, basic simply acc. knowledge,good phone skills. send resume by Fax to 604-904-0379


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RECEPTIONIST Part and Full time is required for Spa On The Rocks. Must have excellent telephone skills. Please drop of resume to 5377 Headland Drive, (Caulfeild Plaza), West Van or email to:

North Vancouver Kiwanis Office Manager - Seniors Housing

The North Vancouver Kiwanis Housing Society is seeking an Office Manager to coordinate office administration for four rental buildings including 349 affordable seniors units in North Vancouver. The Office Manager will report to the Executive Director and be responsible for: lease administration; rental subsidies with BC Housing; coordination with building supervisors and general office administration. The preferred candidate must have experience in administration of residential rental buildings including knowledge of the Residential Tenancy Act. Candidates should also possess excellent interpersonal, verbal and written communication skills as well as computer skills including Microsoft Word and Excel. The successful candidate will be subject to a security record check and must be legally entitled to work in Canada. Qualified applicants are invited to submit their resume and cover letter to: Executive Director, North Vancouver Kiwanis Housing 2555 Whiteley Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7J 3G9 before July 13, 2011 No phone inquiries please.


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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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




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NORTH VAN- Moving Sale furniture & paintings Elli 604-345-9254

Fridge, Stove, Washer, Dryer, Stacker $

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Delivery/Warranty avail.

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GOLDENDOODLE PUPS. Hypoallergenic, no shed, easy going. Health guar 604-864-7203

LAB X Golden Retriever pups #1 cross, m/f, vet checked, ready now. $500. Ph 604-701-1587 POMERANIAN PEKINGESE PUP. M/F, black, brown & white, fluffy, smart, $550. 604-464-9485

Food Products

BOB’S FRUIT STAND 3711 Delbrook. Daily 10-6. Local strawberries, new potatoes & veggies


MOVING.... MUST SELL Dining room table, 6 chairs and 2 stools, baby grand piano, country furniture pine armoire with dove tail joint, coffee tables. Call 604-9217979 or email:

For Sale Miscellaneous

21 SPD mtn bike, exc cond, new $380, sell $75 firm. 4 wheel walker, as new $260. 604-986-7038 BRAND NEW Charmglow stainless steel gas bbq, $250. Pls call 604-921-9079 CORD OF Firewood, SS dbl sink, ceiling fan, spinning wheel, wing back chair. Offers 604-985-8627 DOWNSIZING JENN-AIR SBS Fridge/freezer/icemaker; Napoleon Natural gas grill, Cherrywood desk, 9’ stair step ladder; wine cabinet. Offers, 604-984-6509. HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 newspaper

WHITE Oak Dining Room for Sale As new White Oak Dining room table and 6 chairs (4 side chairs and 2 arm chairs) for sale. Call: (604) 349-2815

ROTTWEILER PUPPIES, CKC Reg. Multi V-1 rated, top German blood lines. 604-535-9994

TEMPURPEDIC Twin Long memory foam bed, box, and frame. $200 (604) POTTERY BARN kids library, coffee table, kitchen table w/4 chairs, 2 leather sofas, night stand tables. Mark 604-761-7745



4 TEAK WALL UNITS You pick up. Call 604-987-3449 before 6 pm.

SIBERIAN HUSKY Timberwolf pups, $1100. 604-798-7698


Pet Services

9 DRAWER dresser with 2 attached mirrors, 2 french provincial living room end tables 604-921-9454

FREE teak bookcases, black wood entertainment unit Call: (604) 926-3109

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $17/ night restriction apply

KITCHEN CABS. blond oak, random section/doors, $200, good cond. 604-988-7453 VINTAGE MAGS: Rolling Stone (Elvis 77), Mad. Graphic Markers. Antique Lamp. 604-921-7048


Childcare Available

FREE LIVE IN room & board for retired lady, in exchange for house cleaning, child & elder care. Please call 604-925-3729


CHILDCARE needed for 2 boys. Valid drivers licence & own car req’d, West Van. 604-351-6980




QUALIFIED COUNSELLOR For stress, depression, eating disorders, phobias etc Call: (778) 898-5105

Childcare Wanted

Daycare Centres

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


Travel Destinations

4 BR condo Quebec City, sleeps 8, Oct 21-28, $1400. Come enjoy the Fall colours! 604-943-0344 CULTUS LAKE − Lindell Beach Resort. 2 BR, kitch, pool/jacuzzi, bbq, golf, etc. Rent from $800/wk. For sale $69,000. 604-534-6714. OSOYOOS waterfront cottage, July special, $1275/week, Sorry no pets, 604-346-0272



CAT, 1 year old, black & white, neutered, long haired, friendly, $50, Mission.. 604-820-4998 FAMILY RAISED kittens all colours great personalities. Advantaged & dewormed. $45ea. 1-604-794-5972

Clean Sweep?

TWO BEAUTIFUL KITTENS 2 females, tri color, $60 604-392-7749



GOLDEN RETRIEVER X Golden Lab pups, both parents to view, $400, Mission, 604-826-9543

LEATHER SOFA & chair, blue, 2 yrs old, paid $3600 sell $700. Cherry entertainment unit + Sony 42’’ TV paid $6000 sell $500. 604-982-0995


We thank all of our applicants for their interest.


FRENCH ARMOIRE Ethan Allen pd $3000 Ent. unit& tv Norwalk pd $5000 sell $200ea. 604-982-0995

If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence by Thursday, June 30 to: Catherine Ackerman Advertising Manager


HUSKY/ARCTIC WOLF cross 8 weeks Ready to go! Vet checked, dewormed, first shots given. Paper trained. 2 males and 7 females. $650.00 Call: (604) 309-3774

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COUCH & CHAIR AND 1/2, neutral, high end, $750. Cherrywd coffee table $70. 604-980-3924

HIGH END new, modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Value $3500 sell $999. 604-418-6308


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1 YEAR Martha Stewart glass patio table + 6 padded chairs + umbrella, $400. Teak entertainment centre. $200. 604-988-2743

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Garage Sale

NORTH VAN MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, June 25 & 26 12 - 4pm 4417 Starlight Way (Delbrook) Furniture, china, tools & more!


Garage Sale


Garage Sale

NORTH VAN HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat June 25, 10am - 2pm 1144 W 22nd St Pemberton Heights Casio keyboard, 2 Lazy Boy chairs, wine racks, Ikea bunk beds, many more household items & many FREE items!

NORTH VAN MOVING SALE Sat, June 25th 10am - 3pm 1578 Burrill Ave Vintage tools, reno material, restaurant tables, lawn mower, air conditioner & more!

NORTH VAN LARGE GARAGE / ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, June 25 & 26, 9am - 3pm 329 W 27th St - in back lane Too many items to mention. All must go!! Cancelled if raining

NORTH VANCOUVER Daycare Closing Sale! Sun. June 26th, 12pm - 5pm #7 - 1755 Fell Ave (corner of Fell & 19th St) Many infants, toddler & preschool items. Free books. Great prices! No Taxes!


GARAGE SALE Sunday, June 26th 9am - 2pm 934 Canyon Blvd Lots of furniture


MULTI FAMILY SALE Sat, June 25th 10am - 2pm In lane 333 & 337 W 20th St Furniture, kids stuff, tools, plants, bikes & misc North Van

GARAGE SALE Sat, June 25, 10am-2pm 2980 Princess Ave. (off East 29th ave.) Furniture, household, framed pictures, silver plate, and much more.

NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY SALE Sat, June 25, 9am - 2 pm 2518 Fromme Rd Cannondale bike frame, children clothing 0 & up, Clothing upto 3x, household, knick knacks, gardening, Chariot, Little Tykes playhouse, toys, electronics & much more!

North Van:

No storage room, priced to sell today

FAMILY GARAGE SALE Saturday, June 25th 10am-3pm 539 East 7th Street Household, clothes, bike, kids stuff and more!!!

NORTH VAN ESTATE SALE Sat & Sun, June 25 & 26 9am - 4pm #305 - 1441 St Georges Ave Living room, dining room & bedroom furniture,misc household items North Van Multi Family Garage Sale Sat June 25, 10am-4pm 3050 Brookridge Drive furniture & household items, sporting equipment something for everyone! North Van MOVING AFTER 28 YEARS Sun June 26, 10am-2pm 2620 Chesterfield Ave. posters, paintings, upright piano, Marcy weight machine, photo equipment, 60’’ weaving loom, yarns, vintage clothing & household items. North Van Huge Indoor Garage Sale June 25th, 9am to 4pm Tsleil-Waututh Nation Community Centre, 3010 Sleil-Wauthuth Rd, 1 blk north of Dollarton Hwy. For more info call 604-924-4195, No Early Birds!

North Van


LINC’S SPECIMEN TREES Fruiting Fig Trees, Sour Cherry & White Fruiting Mulberry Japanese Maples from $20 Fragrant varieties of Roses Yew & Boxwood Hedging material, $20 each. Beautiful specimens! Corner Welch St & Cap Rd. Fri, Sat & Sun 10am - 4pm Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc NORTH VAN MOVING SALE Sat June 25th 10- 4pm 148 East 25th St. Downsizing after 20 yrs, Furniture, art, rugs, patio set, trampoline, etc lots of great stuff! No earlies!

NORTH VAN ★ MEGA★ LEAVING COUNTRY SALE Sat & Sun 9 - 4pm 426 E. 3rd St. No earlies pleas.e Everything you could imagine, large furniture pieces, household, decor, tools, cothing, books etc.

North Vancouver Garage Sale! Sun. June 26th 10am - 2pm 2955 Brookridge Dr. Mostly Indoor & outdoor furniture, chandelier, kitchen counter stools, mirror, etc. North Vancouver

NORTH VAN COMMUNITY WIDE GARAGE SALE Sunday June 26th 10 am - 2pm @ The Cypress Gardens complex on Westview Drive North of the Highway.

Garage Sale! Sat. June 25th, 9am - 3pm 470 Chief Harry Dr. Sports, equip. misc household items, tools. Too much list.

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Saturday, June 25th 10am-2pm Kilmarnock Cresent Lots of treasures and deals. (SUNDAY IF RAINING) West Vancouver Garage Sale/Moving Sale 1737 - 30th Street Saturday June 25, 9:00 am-12 pm, furniture, books, clothing, appliances, dishes, odds & ends. Please no early birds! Rain or Shine.

MOVING SALE 545 Thetford Place Sunday June 26, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, We are selling antiques, household decor, appliances, paintings/art, upscale furniture, and miscellaneous items such as lamps, desks, carpets, clothing, CDs, jewelry, etc. Some larger items, Cash Only. Rain or Shine.

West Vancovuer MOVING Sale 1912 Gordon Ave, Saturday June 25, 10:00am-3:00 pm. Clothes, kids books, furniture, toys, china, picture frames, lots of great stuff collected over the years. Everything must go!!! Rain or Shine.

GARAGE/ESTATE Sat, June 25, 9am till ........ 1320 Emerson Way Off Mt. Seymour Parkway

North Van

North Vancouver Multi Family Sale! Sun. June 26th, 10am - 3pm 2764 Masefield Rd. (off East 29th) Electronics, furn. lawn mower, clothing, fax machine, misc household items. etc.

Garage Sale! Sat. June 25th, 9am - 3pm 2875 Trillium Place. Books, household items, clothes, toys, games and so much more! North Vancouver


Saturday & Sunday June 25 & 26, 9am-3pm 4500 Mapleridge Drive Downsizing!! Everything must go! household items, dishes, tools, collectibles, furniture, garden tools & more.

West Vancouver Moving Sale 879 Taylorwood Place Saturday June 25, 10:00am-3:00pm, Household, Tools, Toys, Quality Furniture including Pool Table in excellent condition. All must go! Rain or Shine. Moving Sale 2550 Rosebery Avenue, Saturday June 25, 9:00 am-12pm, tools, furniture, toys, household goods,lawn mower, gas weed-eater, outdoor furniture, NO EARLY BIRDS Weather Dependent 5327 Ranger Ave., Garage Sale Saturday June 25, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM, exercise bike, puzzles, dishes, pictures, furniture, camping, misc. No Early Birds

1843 Rufus Drive, Garage Sale Sunday June 26, 10:00 AM - 12:00 PM, HALLOWE’EN DECORATIONS. Figures with masks and clothing, Rats, Bats, Cats & Things (witches, crows, ghosts, lights etc.). Great for Haunted Display. Rain or Shine.

Yard Sale, 829 E.Keith Road, Saturday June 25, 10:00 AM - 1:PM, Multi-family, mostly boys toys ages 3+, sports items, kitchen/household items. Rain or Shine. 1041 Kilmer Road, Garage Sale Saturday June 25th and Sunday June 26, 8:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Huge multi family garage sale bikes, indoor and outdoor furniture, office stuff, treadmill, and more. Downsizing - three households amalgamating into one. Rain or Shine. 204 West 21st Street, Yard Sale Saturday June 25, 9:00am-1:00pm, Multifamily sale. Lots of girl’s (5-8 years) stuff: clothes, toys, Barbie folding chairs & sleepin bags, big wheel scooter, bikes. Boys’ toys. Double stoller, car seat. White pedestal sink & toilet. Kitchen stuff & lots more.

WEST Vancouver BIG Moving Sale! Clothing, electronics, housewares, kitchenwares, and much more! Saturday June 25, 12:00pm-4:00pm 280-28th Street, West Vancouver Yard Sale 5621 Eagle Harbour Rd., Sunday June 26, 10:00 am-2:00 pm, Two family yard sale- clothing, toys, miscellaneous. Cancelled if rain. No early birds.


Sat and Sun 9:30-3 4000 block Skyline: Ceramic top stove fridge, top nail oak flooring, teak wallboard, white deck alum. railing. 604-664-7707

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Garage Sale

Garage Sale, 5355 The Terrace, Sunday June 26, 8:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Multi-family sale. Wii system, Game cube, speakers, queen bedroom suite, lamps, pictures, 6 dining room chairs, sewing machine, books, stuff, kids toys and clothing. Rain or Shine.

975 Keith Road West Vancouver, Garage Sale Saturday June 25, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, First-Time Sale. Miscellaneous household items, small tools, classical/opera records. 1644 Ralph St., Garage Sale Saturday June 25, 9:00am - 1:00pm, Retiring primary teacher Lots of unit resources, books, lesson plans, posters, FREE items. Also some other childrens items, clothing, and household items. Rain or Shine.

1366 Appin Road, Garage Sale Saturday June 25, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Sunday June 26, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM, Baby and kids toys/ clothes/books, furniture, ladies clothes, golf clubs, DVDs, Books, misc. Rain or Shine.

248 West 18th Street, Yard Sale Saturday June 25, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Bedroom Funiture, Toys, Glassware, Full Set of China and Misc Household items Vancouver MUSICAL INSTRUMENT GARAGE SALE: Wholesale Surplus Liquidation. Up to 80% off this weekend at 929 Granville St, Vancouver June 24 - 26th WEST VAN



Garage Sale

WEST VAN HUGE MOVING SALE Sat June 25th 9am-2pm 6720 Dufferin Ave nr Whytecliff Park. Household goods, garden tools, furniture, books etc . Part proceeds to SPCA

WEST VAN MOVING SALE Sat 9am - 2pm Sun 10am - 2pm 1881 Esquimalt Ave (Off Marine Dr) Quality furniture, antiques, house & garden items & much more! Rain or Shine West Vancouver

Family Garage Sale

Sat, June 25, 9am-1pm. 2650 Ottawa Ave. Kids items & clothes, miscellaneous household. No early birds please

WIPE THEIR TEARS CHARITY GARAGE SALE 456 KEITH ROAD WEST VANCOUVER JUNE 25 - SAT. 10-2PM Plants, household items, as seen in Wednesday’s North Shore News. Lots of Good Stuff for a Good Cause. no early birds!


Garage Sale

West Vancouver Garage Sale! Sat. June 25th.. 8am - 12 noon 3311 Westmount Rd. Princess dresses, lots of legos & play mobiles, books, clothes, sports equip. etc.


Garage Sale

West Vancouver

Garage Sale! Sat. June 25th, 8am - 12 noon 5714 Bluebell Dr. Furniture, clothing, House & garden tools, camping equip. household misc.

Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area! Follow the garage sale trail in

The North Shore News Classifieds Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad


Saturday, June 25th 10am-1pm 18th & Inglewood Desgner clothes/shoes, large wood dollhouse, toys, household, furniture and more! WEST VAN

GARAGE SALE Sat, June 25, 9am - 1pm 3714 Southridge Pl Westmount area Furniture, lots baby & kids stuff & much more!

West Van: MOVING SALE Sun Jun 26, 9am to noon. 5898 Falcon Rd. Garden equipment and tools, general household goods, games table with wicker chairs and lots more. West Van: College Fund Garage Sale Sun Jun 26, 10am to 3pm 3420 Mathers Ave. furniture, chairs, table, desks, nice artwork, basketball hoop, utility storage shelves, and misc household items WEST VAN BACK ALLEY SALE Sat June 25th 8am - 2pm 6607 Royal in the lane Horseshoe Bay Light fixtures, vases, clothing, baskets, computer desk, misc etc. WEST VAN

ESTATE SALE Sat 9 am - noon 4449 Ross Crescent Quality furniture & rugs!

WEST VAN OMG GARAGE SALE Sun June 26th 9am - 2pm 1935 29th St. Furniture, household items and much more! Rain or shine!

West Vancouver Sat. June 25th & Sun June 26th, 8am - 2pm 1945 Russet Way Calling All Treasure Hunters Fitness Fans - Campers and interesting stuff collectors.

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

1 BR. Lonsdale/19th, reno’d, top flr, corner, 650sf, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1050, 604-681-2521




Houses - Sale

6020-01 3091 Broadway Street Richmond, BC $749,000 Steveston Village family home boasting an open concept living space with 3 beds, 3 baths. Call Judith: (604) 351-4116

2556 West 12th Avenue Vancouver, BC $2,198,000 Beautifully designed Kitsilano home on a 50 X 125 south facing lot. Family and entertainment friendly open floor plan with 7 bedrooms (4 bedrooms up) and 3 and a half baths. Fantastic 2 bd basement suite. Ideal Kits location! Call Judith (604) 351 - 4116


Condos/ Townhouses


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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $160K 532-1772 id5371 Langley Immaculate 1180sf 3br 1.5ba townhome, pool, $234,900 532-4357 id5374 Sry million dollar view 3497sf 5br 3.5ba w/suite on 7851sf lot $599K 588-6515 id5379 Sry Guildford sub penthouse 1556sf 2br+den 2 bath condo $345,888 782-9888 id5383 Sry Tynehead beautiful 5600sf 8br 5.5ba 2 suites 12000sf lot $988K 575-1944 id5384

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Jun 25 & 26th, 2-4pm, 9734 Still Creek Ave, Bby, 2588sf, 6bd/2.5 bth, 6902 lot. Nr mall/skytrain. $748,800 Royal LePage Coronation West. Kerry 604-763-4638


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1 BDRM, 15th & Lonsdale hi-rise, newer paint, carpet & kitchen, Mtn view. Large 250sf wraparound balcony, ug prkg, ns np, Avail now. $1100/mo. 604-987-0948

MAYNE ISLAND, contemporary home on 2, 1/3 acre lots, $480k, mayneisland home/ 250-539-5011

UNIQUELY BEAUTIFUL home on acre in White Rock. Quiet & privacy in select tree lined neighbourhood. $1,838,000. Hugh McKinnon Daphne 604-531-1909




1 br, $900, 2 Br, $1200, large clean, 130 W 5th, incl heat hw, np, ns, refs, lease, 604-987-2761

1 BR, ground level ste in house, lovely garden setting. Upper Capilano, steps to bus, gas f/p, d/w, shrd w/d, new carpet, utils incl, n/s, n/p, $950 604-980-4296

1 OR 2 Bdrm, 140 West 17th. Central Lonsdale. reno’d, elevator, sec prkg, quiet bldg. July/ August 1st. 990-8262/985-1658


Studio From $850 (Avail July 1), 2 BR $1700 (Avail Aug 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.

2 BIG Bdrm, by Lynn Valley Mall, incl prkg, fp, d/w, h/w. Cat ok 1st July $1325+heat 604-780-7149 2 BR, $1100. Avail July 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR $1200. 1 BR $1000. bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338


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Lots & Acreage

The City of North Vancouver has received a Development Application to amend the Zoning Bylaw to allow the construction of two front-back duplexes, for a total of four strata units. Two detached two-stall garages plus one uncovered stall would be provided for a total of five parking stalls. All parking would be accessed from the lane. An open house has been scheduled where interested members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about and respond to the proposal. This meeting enables early public input prior to Council consideration. Location: Royal Canadian Legion 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver Date: Thursday June 30, 2011 Time: 6:00 – 9:00 p.m.

RMD LOTS sale by owner, 60x120, #5/Cambie, Asking $760k, 604-278-1796 649-7694


North Van Apt. Rentals

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 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 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, north west exposure, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & np, $1200. Aug 1. 604-830-0857 msg.

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail Jul 1. $1195 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat Aug. 1st. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1160 np, ns, avail now, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405

2 BR Lynn Valley updated, hardwood, cat ok, July 1, $1175. 604-925-8824 3 BR, nice hardwood, 1 mi. east of 2nd Narrows, large, incl heat/ hw, prkg, pool, no dogs or cats, $1400. 604-929-0632.. 929-1389


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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: David Victor Barber, Deceased, also known as David Barber, Businessman, formerly of 642 Roslyn Blvd, North Vancouver, British Columbia V7G 1P3 Creditors and others having claims against the estate of David Victor Barber, Deceased, also known as David Barber are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to Shelley Bentley, solicitor for the Executor, at #410-1333 West Broadway, Vancouver, British Columbia V6H 4C1 on or before July 25th, 2011 after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

You Want It We’ve Got It

Find Whatever You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

Okanagen/ Interior

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

6060 PENTICTON TOWNHOUSE 2BDRM/2.5BTH 483 Maurice St Penticton BC Top 5 finalist for Okanagan, Provincial and National Awards. Luxury 2 bdrm, 3 bath townhouse. Large double garage. Low strata fees. $495,000. For more info, go to www. - #238226 or 232875. Call: (250) 492-6756 Email:

1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 604-985-8405

Rezoning Application 252-254 East 19th Street

BEAUTIFUL 4 BED HOME FOR SALE IN GIBSONS In prestigious Bonniebrook. 6 yrs old. Fully landscaped on 0.5 acre lot in quiet cul-de-sac. Back yard fenced. Fruit trees & large veg garden. Free trampoline & almost new tractor mower. Immaculate condition. Asking $594,500. See The Property Guys - Sign # 175013


1 BR, VIEW 3&Mahon, new cabs, carpets/paint, incl heat/hw, np, 1 prkg. $1020, lease 604-985-1930

1 BR $875 Immed, 18th & Lonsdale carpet, incl heat & hw 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692


ABSOLUTELY BEST deal on market! 2.17 level acres 1.25 million. Amazing 1400sf rancher for free. Port Kells, Surrey. Ron Rudy Mac Rlty 604-590-2444

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* WE BUY HOMES * Est 1999 Older Home! Home needs repairs! Any type of Home! Any Area! Need to Sell Quickly! Call us First! ( 604 ) 626-9647


BY OWNER FOR SALE 3 BDRM old timer home 33x122 lot sz., asking $685,000, east of Fraser St. Pls call 604-825-8474


Vancouver East Side

Houses - Sale

Call Kristen today 604-812-3718 GVCPS Inc. /

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

2BDRM/2BTH 505-3600 Windcrest Dr SOUTH facing Penthouse at Raven Woods with WATER and mountain views. 24’ vaulted ceilings, double car "gated" private garage. 45" patio. $550,000 For Sale By OWNER, Call Shaun: (604) 779-2549


Apartments & Condos

RENTALS 604-980-3606

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

Check the Rental Section

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 br, large, quiet well maintained bldg, hardwood, heat & hot water incl’d, lower Lonsdale, np, ns, avail July 1. $1050, 604-987-3650

Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1035 2 Bdrm from $1515

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1 Br. large, $925, view, avail July 1 or Aug. 1 Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg, no pets, 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd, 604-904-0956


1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np, July 1st $1,050 604-986-3700

If you own property Capital Direct can help.

Apartments & Condos

Real Estate Wanted

BUILDER WANTS TO BUY double lots, duplexes, tear downs North, West Van. 778-891-1474


Recreation Property

HARRISON: LARGE fenced lot, landscaped with 38’ park model in gated park. Lots of park activities. $65,000 turn key. 604-819-8888

Applicant Mark Isaac 205 Ridgeway Avenue North Vancouver, BC V5L 3P7 604.512.3146

City of North Vancouver Christopher Wilkinson Planning Technician Community Development Department 141 West 14th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 604.990.4209

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR faces south, view, $1200 inclds, heat, hw, cable, prkg, np, 1765 Duchess, 604-377-0492 3 BR Lynn Valley 1 1/2 bath, hardwood, June 1, $1450, cat ok. 604-925-8824

BACH, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Avail now, quiet/clean blding. Rent Starts $900. Incls Ht/Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lse, Cable/Park extra. 604-985-4272 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $940 renovated July 1. 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


BRIARS 126 E 12 St. 1 BR. Heat & hw incl. np, ns. Prkg avail, 604-983-2086 CEDAR MANOR- 257 E. 12th St. A 1 bdrm avail. Great location, nr hospital, shops, well maint bldg. N/P, N/S please. 604-988-7771 ENJOY OCEAN & CITY VIEWS! lrg living rm, dining rm, 3 lrg, br 2 full bath, balcony $1,950 nr bus, school, church, ns np Aug 1st 604-719-8263 * 604-719-5377 KENMORE MANOR 140 East 17th St. A bright 1 bdrm Available. Heat & h/w incl. N/S, No Pets. 604-980-4554 LYNN VALLEY reno 3 BR 1.5 ba hardwood, cat ok July 1, $1445. 604-925-8824 1 BR spacious & bright, recent refurb, Lower Lonsdale, ns,np, heat, h/w, incl, avail now. Also gated prkg is opt. 604-904-8544

1BDRM/1BTH Upper Lonsdale 900 SF semi-furnished ground level suite avail Jul 1. Incl utilities, wi-fi, HD cable/PVR, appliances, washer/ dryer, FP. NS. Criminal check required. $1,250/mo Call: (604) 988-9234

1BDRM/1BTH 168 East Esplanade THE PIER 1 brdm + den, prkg, city view, pet OK, NS $1725 FIRM call: (604) 929-7482 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

2 BR 1 bath, south facing, corner suite, reno’d, in quiet bldg on Bellevue Ave. incl heat, hw, basic cable, 1 ug prkg, 604-926-1691

2 BR, 2 bath luxury apt, 5 appls, reno’d, new hardwood, $3500. 604-319-3456, 778-988-8081

AMBLESIDE STUDIO, updated, bright, nr Seawall $950 incl util. 604-925-8824 AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR’s avail. 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 DUNDERAVE, 1 bdrm, suits mature person, n/s, n/p. Near amenities, beach, July 1. 604-926-5161


110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ 2 BR. $1395 & $1420. 1 BR. $1040 up Views, Storage. Parking avail. NP 604-988-7379


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

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail June 1. 1 bdrm $1290. View. N/S No pets. For appt 604-926-3741

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

2 BR suite nr Lynn Valley mall, ground level, shared wd, np, ns $1150+40% utils. 604-980-1923


Furnished Accommodation

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


Houses - Rent

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $2000, July 1. 604-925-1728 3 BR home, central Lonsdale, quiet, 4 appls, near bus, ns, np, July 1, $1700, 1-604-826-7379 no calls after 9pm

DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2275 604-929-5191 FULLY RENOVATED Horseshoe Bay village cottage,1 br + loft,ss appl. Now $1300 604-925-9562

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad


Houses - Rent

SEYMOUR RIVER renovated 3 bdrm 2 bath, family rm, f/p, 5 appls, $2150/mo 604-367-1756



1 BDRM, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, DVD, phone, w/d, suit n/s student July 1, 604-987-2839 1 BR off garden central Upper Lonsdale, shrd kitchen/ldry, $550 incl np, ns. now 604-985-5168


Shared Accommodation


2 FURN rooms, new reno, nr Deep Cove, friendly home, on bus line, $600 or $500, 604-990-0903


Edgemont-Elegant 4bdrm+den, 2.5bth, garage, nr schls+Park, np ns, Aug 1, $2900 604-985-1265


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM ste, beautifully reno’d, 5 appl, Canyon Heights area, incl utils, cable, hi-speed internet, alarm, garden level, $985, July 1, 604-986-6444 1 BR beautiful garden level, New large West Van, view, nice area. $1300, ns, np, 604-913-8932 1 BR renod, grd lvl, Ctrl Lonsdale, wood flr, own heat, alarm $900+1/3 util, immed 985-3243 2 BDRM, main floor of older home, 729 E. 3rd St., NV.$1,500. 604-988-2961 2 BDRM main flr. large, bright. 5 appls, fp. Clean, sunny yard. Aug 1, $1450, ns, np, 604-980-2171


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





• Residential/Commercial • Post Renovation Clean-up • References, Insurance, WCB


$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970


Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714 Top notch house cleaning, references avail, over 15 yrs exp. Kathy’s Cleaning 604-990-4674


Computer Services

2 BR garden level, 1100 sf newly reno’d, Upper Lonsdale, nr bus, shared w/d, n/s, $1200+50% util, July 1. 604-904-0471 2 BR grnd flr ste WVan BP’s, nr bus/schools, own wd, $1800 incl utils. Avail July 1st. 778-999-4987

1BDRM/1BTH 2614 Sechelt Dr, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1N8 Ground floor one bedroom suite, own entrance, shared laundry, includes all utilities (cable, heat, power and internet) No Pets $800 Monthly Call: (604) 929-1443 email:

Call Chris • 604.998.2273



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


LONSDALE DRAINAGE Drain Tiles, Sewer, Sumps, 15% OFF - 604-973-0290

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LuMa DRYWALL Insulation Boarding & taping Texture Steel Studs T-Bar ★★30 yrs experience★★ Call Luc 604-603-4949 or Kam 604-782-0360

1BDRM UPPER LONSDALE Lge bsmt ste in quiet home and area, 1 block to bus, utl, prvte ent, f/p, n/s, sml pet ok, $950, 604-209-8837

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

Townhouses Rent

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

2 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, 3 BR, 3 yrs old, 2500sf, 2.5 bath, 8690 Seascape Dr. Howe Sound, Aug 1 view, $3200, 604-448-1688



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ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 AYRE ELECTRIC licensed & bonded low rates fast service. Scott 604-785-8899 #106016 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 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guaranteed. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899



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



CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224

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




NO HST! tiltil June June 30 • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

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*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208



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


ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263

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


Bonded, Insured, References Cell: 778-772-1834 604-985-1193


2BDRM(Main)NV 1100sqft bright laundry,storage .NoPets$1,275{778896


Specializing in: Lic# 3078 • Panel upgrades • Rewiring older homes • Renovations

Laptop and Desktop Repair Specialist

2 BR, Upper Lonsdale, garden lvl, bright, w/d, d/w, f/p, np, storage July 1 $1250 + utils 604-924-9920

BRIGHT 1BR suite, hydro/cable incl, own w/d, $800, July 1, Deep Cove, no pets, 604-924-1581

DELBROOK Electric Ltd

HITECH ALUMINUM Railing & Fencing. 5 colors 4 designs. 604-983-3210


8073 2 BR Upper Lynn, cozy designer renovated cottage, hardwood, f/p, fenced yard, deck, w/d, ns np $1250 + util. Avail July 15 or Aug 1st. 604-980-7965


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• Virus Removal • Onsite Service

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, $1200 +% utils, incls cable & internet. Avail now, 604-988-4173


FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559

North Vancouver

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach & 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

6515 1BDRM/1BTH St David’s Ave, North Vancouver Large one bedroom apartment, walk in closet with ensuite laundry and dishwasher. In quiet building with secure underground parking and storage. Available July 1. Please phone after 5pm No Pets $1,200 Monthly Call: (604) 828-0155 email:

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GUTTER CLEANING, repairs installation; powerwashing and window cleaning. Call Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors 604-439-9417 North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

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ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 ALL TYPES of repairs including masonry. Hard working & honest. Call Jamie at 778-709-1776 NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp on the N. Shore. No job to small.. Will 604-805-1582


Home Inspectors

HEGAN HOME INSPECTION When Buying Selling or Renos 25 years experience in Trades Licensed 604-916-1453 Insured




Lawn & Garden

A. ALL AREA Gardening Service

• Lawns • Gardening • Trimming • Hedging • Pruning • Trees • Clean-up & More — Binder —

604.726.9153 604.926.1526 2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153 All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687

ECONO CUTS 604-786-5743 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, design, organic reassonable rates. 604-984-4433


EXP. GARDENER. Garden bed mtce, weeding, pruning, new soil or mulch. Ron 604-202-2176


$22. LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. or call 604-990-1252

Award Of Excellence Total Landscaping Call 604-929-7732


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


GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322

RETAINING WALL OR FOUNDATION BLOCKS. Save up to 50% off. Call 604-294-5342


Lawn Equipment Repair

CLYDE SMALL MOTORS Lawn & garden equipment. Sales, service & rentals. 604-926-2120


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

GOOD WORKER- yard work, gardening, light maintenance, Reas. , Call Rick 604-926-7188 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 J. VANHALTEREN Lawn Care Maintenance Hedge Trimming 604-988-6222 Jo Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, 604-782-5288 WILDHORSEGARDENS.CA ✫Eco Garden Care✫ Free Consultation & Estimates. Call Today! 604-328-4498



SEMI RETIRED stone mason available. Please call John 778-882-3476


Moving & Storage

BESTWAY MOVERS experienced & reliable. deserve the best!! 778-839-6271


Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless STORAGE

604.980.MOVE NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best price. Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265

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


A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152

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HOME SERVICES Painting/ Wallpaper



Renovations & Home Improvement

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

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...778-233-0559 QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842


Power Washing


•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning


Serving the North Shore since 1963

Clean R Look Property Services Pressure washing, window & gutter cleaning. WCB 604-831-1791 POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & repairs. Awnings, Best rates. Free estimates. Doug 985-4604 POWERWASHING, WINDOW cleaning, gutter cleaning, repairs and installation. Call Dynamic Gutters & Exteriors 604-439-9417


Renovations & Home Improvement



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Paving/Seal Coating

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Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PACIFIC RIM PLUMBING & HEATING. A North Shore Co. 604-240-1942 Get 10% off with this ad SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same

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CARMANAH CONSTRUCTION Renovations & Repairs. Small jobs ok. 23 yrs exp. 604-786-7039 HEGAN HOME SERVICES All your needs, 25 yr exp. Int & ext. Resonable rates. Refs 604-916-1453 Insured

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A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175 ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 day Fast / reliable. Spencer 924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193





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CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 Fraserview Roofing Ltd. 15 yrs exp. re-roof & repair specialists, Gary 604-897-3614

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Professional Roofing Services All Types of Roofing. Licenced & Insured. David ★ 604-781-9518 Trimax Roofing Ltd. Re & new roof, repairs, WCB, Ins. Will beat all written prices. 604-856-4999 VIRGILS’S ROOFING & Repairs 24 hr Emergency Service Free Estimates 604-600-6731

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



1997 PONTIAC Sunfire GT, 137k, 5spd, a/c, sunroof, exc cond, $2650 obo. 604-946-9224

2000 CHRYSLER CIRRUS, 2 year air care, no repairs needed. Hidden hitch for a bike. Economical 4 cylinder, good commuter or student car. Power group, a/c, ipod aux in with aftermarket deck. One owner. Call Pat 604-889-6612.

2010 Ford Focus A/C, CD, 33K, pwr locks, AUTO, Sirius Radio Console Only $11,990 OBO (604) 858-0120


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Columnist DAVID CHAO reviews the 2011 Ford F-150 in next week’s Rev section.


NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

BENEATH its bold design, the Nissan Juke packs a turbocharged direct-injection engine offering excellent performance and fuel economy. It’s available at Regency Nissan North Vancouver at 819 Automall Dr.

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Nissan dares to be different David Chao and Bob McHugh Contributing writers

IF you like how it looks, you’ll love what it has to offer.

The Nissan Juke is a blend of sporty car and SUV utility in a compact, highly fuel efficient and affordable package. The Juke is already a hit with consumers, as more than 50,000 were sold around the world within four months of its launch last year. Yes, its styling tends to have a polarizing effect on potential buyers. Yet even if it’s not to your liking, you still have to credit Nissan for daring to be different. And the differences go beyond esthetics, as the Juke comes with one

of the most advanced powertrains you can buy for less than $25,000. Beneath its bold design, the Juke packs a hot little turbocharged directinjection engine. Two other interesting new technologies offered in the Juke are a torque vectoring all-wheel-drive (AWD) system and a twin-use I-Con display system, which comes with the higher SL trim level. Small but powerful, the one and only engine is a turbocharged 1.6-litre direct fuel-injection (with intercooler), 16-valve, four-cylinder that’s rated at 188 horsepower and 177 foot-pounds of torque. A new member of the

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Juke takes styling cues MINI VAN MARKDOWN ON NOW from Nissan Qazana From page 56

utility vehicle. It’s manufactured at plants in Oppama, Japan and Sunderland in the United Kingdom. I have actually visited the Oppama plant several times, and I’m always excited to see the Juke being made right inside Nissan’s advanced factory. The looks Short in length but tall in stature, the Juke takes most of its styling cues from Nissan’s Qazana, an active lifestyle concept vehicle first shown at the 2009 Geneva Motor Show. Based on Nissan’s global B-platform, which also underpins the Cube, the Juke has a wide stance and short body overhangs at front and back. The round headlights, below “crocodile eye” light combinations, are apparently rally car-inspired. It has a sporty coupe look, from

sport and eco. The very well-equipped base Juke is just $19,998. It comes with 17-inch alloy wheels, full power with keyless entry, air conditioning, four-wheel disc brakes, a stability control system, steering wheel audio controls, heated side mirrors, a Bluetooth hands-free phone connection, a security system, audio and iPod interface and a CD player. Our test Juke SL ($23,548) was a frontdrive version and came with the standard six-speed manual transmission. It can also be ordered with the CVT automatic, a $2,300 option. The AWD system adds another $1,800 and it only comes with the CVT transmission. According to Nissan, the Juke is not an SUV or a CUV, it’s an S-CUV or sport cross

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Drivers could benefit from auto and tech industry partnership From page 59 that? Why, in this day and age, do we even need an owner’s manual? As evidence mounts that many accidents are either compounded by, or the direct result of, distracted driving, and as the amount of in-car entertainment increases in even the most basically-equipped vehicle, it seems incredibly important to me that you need to be able to fiddle with the stereo without having to take your attention from the road ahead. Now, we all know the reason Apple doesn’t sell cars is that re-tooling an assembly line for an entirely new car is usually only done on a fiveyear cycle, and Apple’s game revolves around bringing out a new product that makes all others obsolete every 45 seconds. Also, if buying a car was like buying a computer, the Apple would cost as much as a Ferrari, but be incapable of driving on certain roads unless they had the latest signpost upgrades. And the PC version would be the price of a Honda Civic; twice as fast, it would catch fire

twice a month, and anything you left in the glovebox might randomly disappear at any time. So I’m not suggesting we should let the technologytypes that design our smartphones and computers design an entire car, just that they should be called in when it comes time to build the interface systems for the stereo and navigation and whatnot. It’s not as crazy as you might think. After all, the Nissan GT-R’s central interface system is powerful and intuitive, and you may remember that Nissan hired a videogame developer to design it. And that Civic? Well, along with the ride and the economy, my favourite thing about it was the driver information layout. Rather than a centre-stack radio display, Honda has integrated a small screen that sits in the forward instrument binnacle, just to the right of the speedometer. Without taking my eyes off the road I was able to switch between radio stations, select and play songs off my iPhone and even scroll through the menus to

turn off the automatic doorlocking system. Aside from linking the phone in the first place (which you have to do while stopped anyway), the whole thing felt easy to use — and safe. More of this sort of thing would be nice to see so, car manufacturers, let’s hire some eggheads from Apple to help you with your interior design. Meanwhile, perhaps the computer guys might also subcontract out to Nerf so my laptop doesn’t break the next time I fling it out the window in a fit of pique. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. His column appears every Friday in the North Shore News Rev section. If you have a suggestion for a column, or would be interested in having your car club featured, please contact him at mcaleer.

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Verde Brook


Iridium Silver


Calcite White


Alpine Rain


Iridium Silver


Pewter Silver


Barolo Red

$63,800 $89,900 $33,800 $43,800 $48,800 $39,900 $39,900 $40,800 $45,900 $48,800 $52,900 $63,800 $60,800 $69,900 $43,800 $44,900 $54,900 $38,800 $46,800 $51,900 $83,800 $48,800 $53,800 $64,900 $48,800

$61,125 $85,125 $32,125 $37,125 SOLD $46,125 $34,125 $35,125 $36,125 SOLD $41,900 $44,125 $45,125 $56,125 SOLD $59,125 $68,125 $39,125 $42,125 $51,125 SOLD $34,125 $43,125 $47,125 $77,125 SOLD $44,125 $51,900 SOLD $61,900 SOLD $46,125


© 2011 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. *1.25% !nancing only available through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit for a limited time. Only available on a 36, 48, 60 and 72 month !nance term and only applicable to MY 2007-2009 models (less than 140,000 km). Finance example: $20,000 at 1.25% per annum equals $344.03 per month for 60 months. Cost of borrowing is $641.92 for a total of $20,641.92. Down payment may be required. Licence, insurance, taxes and PPSA are extra. Additional provincial-speci!c fees, taxes and charges may be extra. Dealer may lease or !nance for less. Offer may change without notice and cannot be combined with any other offers. Offer ends June 30, 2011.

A64 - North Shore News - Friday, June 24, 2011

Expanded to Serve You Better Now 14 Service Bays


Last Chance at an Executive Demo 2011 Acura RDX Premium Executive DEMO, only 6,000kms, SAVE $$$, must see. WAS $42,385 NOW CASH SALE PRICED

2011 Acura MDX Premium Executive DEMO, only 3,000kms, SAVE $$$, must see. WAS $54,585 NOW CASH SALE PRICED

*Plus freight and PDI

*Plus freight and PDI



2010 Acura CSX I-Tech Executive DEMO, only 3,000kms, 5 spd manual, Tech pkg, leather, sunroof, navigation, SAVE $$$, must see. WAS $28,885 NOW SPECIAL CASH PRICE

$20,988 *Plus freight and PDI

Fine Pre-Owned Vehicles Rigorously Tested. Easily Acquired.


2007 BMW X5 4.8is



2007 Acura MDX Elite


2009 Nissan 350Z


2003 Audi A4 3.0 Convertible

Local vehicle, 1 owner, no accidents, service history, only 42,000kms, 4.8L, 7 pass, leather, panoramic sunroof, DVD system, Premium & Sport package, alloy wheels, pristine condition, must see. WAS $45,995

Local vehicle, 1 owner, no accidents, service history, Elite package, only 67,900kms, tow package, roof rack, navigation system, DVD, back-up camera, must see. WAS $39,995

1 owner, no accidents, automatic, leather, convertible, alloy wheels, like new, must see. WAS $35,995

Local vehicle, Cabrio, automatic, fully equipped, only 109,500kms, leather, mint condition, must see. WAS $19,995








FINANCE RATES AVAILABLE AS LOW AS 1.9% OAC or $629/M, tax in, with $5,000 down, subject to change, ask for details

828 Automall Dr, North Vancouver



North Shore News June 24 2011  

North Shore News June 24 2011

North Shore News June 24 2011  

North Shore News June 24 2011