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Train workers hit beach as lockout drags

Rocky Mountaineer attendants say funds dwindling as dispute passes 40 days

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MORE than 40 days into a bitter lockout, the Rocky Mountaineer onboard attendants walking the picket line in North Vancouver are facing growing stress and dwindling finances, according to their union. Armstrong Group, which operates both the Rocky Mountaineer and Whistler Mountaineer tourist trains out of stations in Vancouver and North Vancouver, locked out 108 onboard attendants on June 22, six months after the last contract expired. With negotiations derailed and no talks in two weeks, the striking attendants took to cleaning Ambleside Beach Thursday — a spot they’ve used repeatedly to wave their signs at the passing trains — a move they said was aimed at supporting the community and finding a reprieve from the picket line. “This will be really good for our spirits,” said Angelina Robinson, an attendant from North Vancouver who helped organize the cleanup. “We’re people too, we care about the community as well.” The onboard attendants have been without contract since January of this See Company page 3

World food demand drives potash boom for NV port

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A jump in global food prices driven in part by a soaring population has resulted in a windfall for local ports.

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NICOLE Skladen picks up trash on the beach at Ambleside Park along with about 100 of her coworkers, all onboard attendants who have been locked out for more than 40 days by the Rocky Mountaineer tourist train. The workers undertook the effort, they said, to raise their spirits as the dispute drags on.

Shipments of potash out of North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals rose 37 per cent in the first six months of this year compared to last, according to mid-year results released Thursday by Port Metro Vancouver. The increase, which brings the terminal’s total to 3.8 million tonnes, is partly the result of rising demand for food, since the chemical is a key component in fertilizer. Last year’s total also marked a substantial jump from the previous year, when total tonnage rose 143 per cent. The five biggest markets for potash are Brazil, China, India, Indonesia and Malaysia. “Potash markets continue to be strong,” said James Belsheim, president of Neptune. “It’s fundamental to crops all around the world.” The chemical, together with coal and forest products, was among the commodities boosting figures for total tonnage handled by Port Metro Vancouver See Coal page 5

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WV Road Runner vanishes

Artist pleads for return of art piece lifted from Harmony Arts Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

THIEVES in West Vancouver have done what Looney Tunes’ hapless Wile E. Coyote was never able to do: capture the elusive Road Runner.

A sculpture made of recycled materials and inspired by the famously hard-to-catch bird was nabbed from its display outside the Silk Purse Gallery during the Harmony Arts Festival July 28. Some time during the night, the culprits pried up four pieces of rebar holding the statue down and carted off the two-metre tall, 27-kilogram art piece. The bird’s disappearance has prompted the artist to put out a plea for its return. “It’s not insured or anything,” said Ron Simmer, the Burnaby sculptor behind the work, who was displaying for the second year at the West Vancouver art festival. “It’s just a hobby for me. . . . It looks kind of disgusting to wrap things in chains and start padlocking it up, but maybe that’s what’s needed.” Simmer said he isn’t sure who was behind the theft, though at this point he’s not pointing fingers at any coyotes. “I assume it was just a bunch of drunk kids who thought it would look good in their back yard,” he said. “I don’t know who in their right mind would steal something like that. I don’t think I’ll ever get it back, but I just thought I’d try.” Simmer makes all his pieces out of recycled materials such as metals and driftwood, including the two other sculptures left untouched by thieves. His work, Canadian Gothic, features two rusted figures holding a pitch fork, with heads made of shovels

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year, and recently switched unions from the Canadian Auto Workers to the Teamsters Local 31. Following a strike vote June 15, where workers overwhelmingly supported a strike action, the company locked out the employees and since then has been using replacement workers to fill in. While that practice is illegal in British Columbia, the company is federally regulated and says it is well within its rights. Ian Robertson, executive director of corporate communications for the company, described the lockout as an “unfortunate situation” they had hoped to avoid, but said the company didn’t want to negotiate through the media. “Every offer, including the last one that we put in front of the union, has reflected the economic reality of our business and of the tourist industry,” he said, adding that 2008 was a “very tough year” for the industry. He said they were forced into action following the strike vote to hire replacement workers, and that they were well within federal regulations to take the action. “We welcome guests from all around the world; many have booked months in advance, and quite frankly we felt we couldn’t jeopardize their kind of experience,” he said, when asked why they hired replacement workers. “We are a privately held company and we have every right to take whatever legal action we can to ensure that our business remains sustainable.” Robinson said the move to hire fill-ins was particularly galling. “That’s the most upsetting thing about the entire thing, it’s the fact that they’ve done this,” said Robinson. “But the problem is that that (means) there’s no pressure on them to negotiate.” Both sides agree that the sticking points are overtime and scheduling concerns. While the company declined to comment on the specifics, Robinson said she sometimes works more than 13 hours straight, especially if there are delays. The union is asking for overtime after 11 hours, whereas currently overtime is calculated over a period of several weeks, allowing the company to schedule shifts in a way that avoids paying it, she said. The longer the lockout drags on without a paycheque in the mail, workers like Robinson face increasingly difficult choices, she said. As well, MSP coverage has lapsed, and though the union had offered to pick up the costs from the company, that was declined, said Robinson. “I am fortunate that I have a partner who I live with, he’s advised me that he’ll be there to back me up if the bills get out of hand,” she said. “But I’m not the person to do that so I’ve just been doing without.”

and startled looks on their faces, while Engine Block Bouquet turns car parts into a flowering garden of metal. Road Runner was made using a tank and molded rebar for most of the body, while the tail is made of a rake and the eyes are bike spokes. It wasn’t initially a portrait of the Looney Tunes character, but after the pieces came together Simmer noticed a resemblance. “You see a bunch of stuff lying around and think: ‘I can make something out of that.’ You don’t go into a concept; it just turns out how it does,” said Simmer, a former commercial fisherman who draws heavily on his love of the ocean. Marine junk also features in much of his art. This is the first time the festival has seen the theft of an art piece, though Katherine Tong, visual arts director for Harmony Arts, said it’s something they always talk to artists about and work to avoid. Security personnel patrol the site at night, and that’s been beefed up since the incident. “We added security to the area, and we gave him the option for his other two sculptures . . . and asked if he wants to remove (them),” she said. The other sculptures will stay up for the rest of the festival, however. Fifty-eight pieces are included in this year’s group show, of which nine have already been sold. The sculpture went missing the first night it was left outside, said Tong, adding the speed with which it disappeared lived up to the bird’s reputation. “We couldn’t believe (how) quickly that one piece went missing,” she said. The gallery has also been in touch with West Vancouver police, and are directing anyone with information to them. In the meantime, Tong encouraged people to get out and see Simmer’s two other works on display, and to look at his website: www.artsblast.com. The work will remain on display until Aug. 7.

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ROAD Runner, a sculpture featured at West Vancouver’s Harmony Arts Festival, went missing July 28.

Man rescued with dog leashes Victim trapped on cliff after attempting to save lost pet

Manisha Krishnan mkrishnan@nsnews.com

A man had to be rescued by police from a cliff face in West Vancouver Saturday after he got stuck trying to save a dog that had fallen into Cypress Creek ravine.

The 38-year-old Vancouver man and his wife were walking their dog in the area at about 5:30 p.m. when the animal slipped over the drop-off, falling 30 metres. While attempting to retrieve his pet, the man also tumbled over the edge but managed to grab a hold of some branches about halfway down the cliff face. He clung to them as his wife called for help. Const. James Hudson, a police dog handler and search and rescue technician with the West Vancouver Police Department, was first to arrive on the scene. Lacking proper high-angle rescue equipment, he quickly created a lifeline by tying several dog leashes together. He and colleague Const. Dominic Toa lowered the line to the victim, who managed to wrap it around his leg in a “Swiss seat”

— an emergency rappelling harness. The police hauled him back to safety. The victim was fatigued but unharmed. The dog, however, was nearly killed in a rockslide caused by the rescue operation, according to police. West Vancouver firefighters eventually managed to recover the animal using ropes. It was treated for minor injuries at North Vancouver’s Capilano Pet Hospital. Although the incident ended on a good note, things could easily have turned out very differently, according to police. “It’s a 100 feet down, and it’s a rock cliff,” said Cpl. Jag Johal, a spokesman for the West Vancouver police. “Depending on how you fall, most certainly you’re going to sustain injuries and they could be fatal.” Johal warned the public to be careful when walking in the North Shore’s wooded areas. “When something like this does happen it’s advisable to call the search teams out,” he said. “This is a perfect scenario where someone has tried to take matters into their own hands and placed themselves in danger.” The rescue was the second to take place in the community in the space of a few hours. Earlier Saturday, two hikers had been plucked from the North Vancouver backwoods after spending the night stranded between an impassable slope and a swollen

creek. The 21-year-old men from Richmond and Burnaby were heading along the Hanes Valley loop, a 15-kilometre trail that connects Lynn Valley with Grouse Mountain, Friday afternoon when they realized that they couldn’t go any farther. “They encountered a very steep snow field that they could not ascend because they only had running shoes on,” said Tim Jones, a spokesman for North Shore Rescue. The duo started backtracking but soon found that they couldn’t cross Lynn Creek because of the high water levels. “They were not comfortable crossing, so that’s why they remained stuck,” said Jones. When they didn’t return home that evening, one of their fathers — who had a note outlining their itinerary — called the police. At around midnight, North Vancouver RCMP launched a search of the area by helicopter, but they were unable to find the missing pair. Soon after, the police began a second search using a list of likely spots provided by North Shore Rescue. “The coordinates are based on historical searches where subjects normally go into,” said Jones. The hikers were spotted flashing a cellphone camera near the last coordinate, See Two page 5

Growth plan changes still unresolved

Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

METRO Vancouver’s controversial new Regional Growth Strategy received final approval July 29, but a handful of amendments proposed by West Vancouver and North Vancouver district remain unresolved.

Coquitlam was the last holdout on the new plan, which will guide development in the Lower Mainland for the next 30 years, but the municipality’s council approved the plan late last month. West Vancouver council passed requests for amendments to a portion of the strategy that called for development above the community’s cherished 1,200-foot urban containment boundary — the line along Hollyburn Ridge where the houses stop. Councillors

asked for the plan to include full protection of the Old Growth Conservancy and to expand a “special study area” to land above the 1,200-foot line, giving the district two years to write a new lane-use strategy for the Upper Lands. That amendment requires only a vote at Metro Vancouver next month to pass. The District of North Vancouver, meanwhile, has made requests that require a public consultation in the fall. The municipality’s council asked Metro to add an additional town centre in the Lower Lynn area and to alter the amendment process for the plan to require a two-thirds vote to alter it instead of the existing simple majority requirement. The town centre will go to public hearing in the fall, while the amendment wording change requires the support of all member municipalities, making it much more complicated. All the amendments from municipalities across the region will go to the Metro Vancouver board Sept. 16.


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Coal also driving boom at port

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NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

NORTH Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Richard De Jong displays the suspended licences of drivers who blew over the limit last weekend.

Long weekend sees 24 busted for drunk driving TWO dozen impaired drivers had their licenses revoked by North Vancouver RCMP over the B.C. Day long weekend, a fact they say underscores the power of new provincial rules.

The confiscations, which took place at designated roadblocks and via roving patrols, show that the new drinking and driving penalties in the province are working, according to police. “Impaired driving is the No. 1 criminal cause of death in Canada,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “We are now able to immediately remove a driver who is proven to be impaired from our roads. . . . You have 24 drivers who were taken off the road, representing 24 families, 24 victims, 24 people who could potentially have been killed by them.” All of the drivers had failed a breath test, which

means their blood alcohol level was between 0.05 and 0.08. While the majority of them received a three-day suspension, considered a warning, nine repeat offenders had their licences revoked for 90 days and their vehicles impounded for a month. Of the 24 drivers, only three of them were female — a statistic that is telling, according to De Jong. “Young male drivers are our highest risk category, and the hardest to get the drinking and driving message through to,” he said, before posing a question to that demographic: “Alcohol impacts thought, mood and judgment. Do you want to be in control of your vehicle, making decisions that could be lifeimpacting, potentially lethal?” Since September 2010, there has been a 50 per cent drop in alcohol-related deaths in B.C. compared to the previous five-year average. — Manisha Krishnan

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WO separate cases are being heard in B.C. courts this week, both attempting to change the law and allow doctors or loved ones to help a person end his or her own life. Three U.S. states and four European countries currently permit assisted suicide. It’s regrettable that once again, Canadians must look to a judge to set social policies. The courts play a crucial role in our nation’s governance, but they were never intended to develop policy; that is the job of our elected officials — in this case, Parliament. But as with many other difficult, emotive issues, MPs are looking the other way. When there is no clear political percentage in taking up a certain issue, the temptation is always to do

nothing. Years of nothing are what have driven these folks back to the courts. Assisted suicide is a complex issue. The role of doctors and family and the level of mental clarity required to consent to one’s own death are only a few of the tough questions involved. Decisions like this should be made following a full public discussion, not the formalized procedure of the courts. The public may yet get their chance to weigh in. Should the courts decide to throw out the law that bans assisted suicide, it will fall back to Parliament to come up with new legislation and we hope that will follow a real national conversation. It’s just a shame that our MPs have to be goosed by judges before jumping into action.

Win the war on folly: just say AmblesideNO

IT’S a small gesture in a swelling global crisis, but today I’m announcing AmblesideNO! Basic idea: Stop till we can live within our means. Just stop. Unlike the disastrous HST referendum question, AmblesideNO! really means no — not just to AmblesideNOW and growing West Vancouver taxes, services and transit burdens, but to such City of North Vancouver follies as replacing Harry Jerome rec centre at 23rd and Lonsdale with a multi-million-dollar new one on part of the popular adjacent Norsemen Park, and building eight high-rises on the rest of the park to pay for it. (Before moving on let’s name the proponents: Couns. Guy Heywood, Pam Bookham and Bob Fearnley. Add this: CNV’s Courthouse Area Residents Association and others want Jerome renovated, and renowned international architect Carl Elefante, a Washington, D.C. specialist in far cheaper sustainable preservation is a guiding light.)

This Just In

Trevor Lautens Yawning over Middle North Shoreans, as well as Middle Canadians and Middle Americans — whose reps have just “solved” the bankruptcy crisis by adding more than $2 trillion to the till — is an explosion in taxes, bureaucrats’ salaries and service costs, while local governments play handmaiden to big developers and cook up glitzy projects that further burden taxpayers and clog roads. We ain’t seen nothin’ yet. Highrise developments proposed along Lonsdale Avenue at 13th, 17th and 19th

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Streets, as well as the North Shore Credit Union’s new digs at 13th Street — to say nothing (too late to say much) of massive waterfront condos — would transform the villagelike area into an extension of Vancouver’s West End. Bridge traffic, anyone? Now West Vancouver. Harken to Garrett Polman, a finance guy with top credentials and a member of West Vancouver’s Interested Taxpayers’ Action Committee: “It’s intellectually dishonest or just irresponsible, whatever you want to call it, to promise, as the mayor (Pam GoldsmithJones) did in a formal press release of Jan. 26, that AmblesideNOW would be done at no cost to the taxpayer. “Fact is . . . they don’t know how much revenue the sale of land will generate, or what the construction costs are. . . . Costs . . . may be as high as $70 million and involve debt financing.” (Memories dance of the huge community centre overruns.) Waste? Council voted to spend $3.1 million just for studies of a proposed combined

fire hall and police building — a figure jumped on by Coun. Shannon Walker, hardly a left-wing loose cannon. Polman asks: “Can anyone have any confidence in the spending of the $3.1 million . . . a good part of which can be avoided by doing some serious calculations in-house?” What a novel idea. Assign already highly paid staff. How highly paid? It’s scandalous. David Marley of ITAC states that in the last five years, its population near static, West Vancouver town hall annual salaries have risen 32 per cent and those of staff paid more than $100,000 by seven per cent. Forty per cent of the 640 employees are paid more than $75,000 a year. That excludes police, whose salaries are a Victoria secret. On Bill Good’s CKNW program, Marley specifically exonerated union staff for the rise, though their four per cent a year isn’t too cruel either. He passed on the joke that B.C. Ferries CEO David Hahn is considering leaving the corporation to work as a West Van municipal manager.

I’ll have to bypass a thundering 44 per cent rise in Metro services projected over the next five years — a backbreaker in itself — and the grotesque $1 billion aspirations of democracy-proof TransLink, to the question I posed to Mayors Goldsmith-Jones of West Vancouver, CNV’s Darrell Mussatto, and Richard Walton of the District of North Vancouver: “Would you prefer funding TransLink’s expansion plans through a two-cent-a-litre tax on gasoline, a one-percent reduction in Metro Vancouver municipal budgets, a combination of the above, (or) another option/proposal of your own?” After an initial nonresponse, Walton courteously replied for all three mayors: “We are committed to working closely with the province in finding solutions that do not fund additional public transportation (TransLink) using property tax, and we believe that user-based pricing and demand management strategies are the way to control congestion, pay for future

needs, expand access to transit and improve goods movement on our roads. “These are challenging questions, and we believe the mayors’ council, the TransLink board and the minister of transportation are beginning to move in the right direction. We welcome hearing from the public on the future of transportation for the region, and TransLink is setting up public consultation meetings in September to discuss these issues.” Now you know, eh?

••• Speaking of Hahn, Business in Vancouver recently listed B.C.’s 100 highest-paid executives. Hahn’s $1.2 million salary was too contemptibly paltry to make the list, being more than $400,000 below 100th place. ••• Jim’s Hardware, a loved Dundarave institution for 25 years, is closing. The usual: A victim of change, a small store on big valuable lot up against the big boxes. Sad. tlautens@telus.net

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THE sudden and sad departure of Jack Layton from the political stage is mostly bad news for the federal NDP, but it also comes with a cost to its provincial counterpart.

While a full, speedy recovery by Layton is obviously the best outcome in this situation — one that dwarfs all other considerations — the political ramifications of his leaving have to be examined. If Layton does not return to his job as NDP leader (and it’s hard to see him doing that any time soon after seeing his frail and gaunt appearance at the news conference where he announced he was fighting another form of cancer), the party will lose its No. 1 asset. It was Layton’s high level of personal popularity that vaulted the NDP to a record number of seats, a breakthrough in Quebec and the achievement of Official Opposition status. But now the NDP has a near-anonymous interim leader and has a caucus made up of political rookies. Perhaps more importantly, the balance of power within the caucus has swung towards Quebec and away from the party’s historical roots in Western Canada and Ontario This caucus would have been a challenging one to

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manage for even a seasoned pro such as Layton. It will be that much harder for his successor, temporary or permanent. Will there be growing tensions between the Quebec wing and the rest of the caucus? Will any of the many rookie MPs make embarrassing mistakes? Layton’s sudden departure leaves a void, and it’s critical for the party to line up strongly behind interim leader Nycole Turmel. The best thing the federal NDP has going for it is time. The next election is more than three years away, which is plenty of time for the party to regroup and plot a strategy that will allow it to build on its recent success. It won’t be easy — in fact it may well be impossible — and there may indeed be pressure building in the days ahead to begin merger talks

with the depleted Liberal Party. If any signs of panic surface within the party, Turmel’s hold on the job could weaken and messy internal divisions could emerge. Layton’s departure is a historical game changer, and it will reverberate through the political scene for some time. Oddly, Layton’s leaving could have a more immediate impact on the provincial NDP, because an election will likely be called in this province within a year or so and Layton would undoubtedly have been out here campaigning alongside provincial NDP leader Adrian Dix. Layton would have lent a credible, popular presence to an NDP campaign. His own personal popularity may have translated into just enough votes for the party to win some of the closer races. Sadly, it looks like that’s not going to happen. I’ve been asked by several people whether, as a journalist, I think Layton should have been more forthcoming about his health issues during the election campaign. That’s not an easy question to answer. A person’s health problems are, of course, usually a matter of intense personal privacy. So should a politician or, more to the point, a political leader be treated differently on this question? Some have compared

Layton’s situation to the one confronting anyone running to be president of the United States. Candidates there must subject themselves to intense health checkups. But this comparison is, of course, ludicrous. Layton is not in charge of national security, with access to nuclear codes and the like. In fact, Layton was not even running to be prime minister. In reality, he was running to be the Official Opposition leader, which carries with it no real power. He was trying to take a political party to new heights and to propel it into uncharted waters. He wasn’t about to run the entire country or be in a position to make far-reaching decisions affecting all Canadians. Because of that, I think he was entitled to a pass when it came to answering personal questions about his health. The stakes simply weren’t high enough to warrant that kind of intrusion into his personal life. We already delve too deeply into the personal lives of some of our public officials; the Internet and the blogosphere have made such intrusions more numerous and inappropriate. This was not a case to push things even further.

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Dear Editor: I would like to echo the sentiment expressed by James R. Thomson in his July 29 letter (Bears Should Go Back to Blueberries, North Shore News). Mr. Thomson was challenging an earlier letter to the editor, Learn to Change Behaviour If You Live in Bear Country, submitted by Tracey Weldon July 13. Tracey Weldon is advancing the oft-repeated myth that bears roamed throughout the forests of the North Shore where homes now exist. I was born in the North Lonsdale area in 1932. In those days the hillside from the Capilano River east to Mountain Highway and north of the present day Upper Levels Highway was the personal playground of most boys living in North Lonsdale. At that time, I would estimate the human population was maybe five per cent of what it is today. The area was a young boy’s paradise, and our parents gave us the freedom to explore the

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INQUIRING REPORTER HEALTH Canada should turn down the volume on earphones, according to the author of a study published in a British Columbia medical journal this week. Dr. Kapil Khatter says some personal music players can crank the sound to 120 decibels, the equivalent of a thunderclap, and that listening to music at high volume for more than an hour a day can result in permanent hearing loss for 5-10 per cent of music lovers. Khatter says the law should change, but is it Ottawa’s place to protect our ears? — Jeremy Shepherd

Manuel Garcia East Vancouver “No, I don’t think it’s their business. I think it’s up to people to listen to music at the volume they want.”

Ruby Mehrabkhani North Vancouver “I strongly agree (with limiting the volume on earphones). . . . People wear them when they’re driving on the highway and they’re not paying attention.”

Should the government set a maximum volume for earphones?

Victor Mehrabkhani North Vancouver “Yes. If someone sitting next to me is listening to earphones, I can hear it. It’s invading the privacy of the person sitting next to you.”

Rider says crossing dangerous for seniors

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The route change means riders like Hilda ten Cate have to cross eight lanes of traffic over Marine Drive to transfer between buses when they’re coming from Park Royal, and often have to wait an extra half hour with no bench before the bus arrives in the evening. “It’s very unsafe,” she said. “Of course now it’s still light, but wait until it’s November, five o’clock and pouring rain. An ablebodied person can walk that if you step off the curb and go, but somebody who’s any bit slow won’t make it.” The Marine Drive and Capilano Road intersection has the highest number of injuries and ICBC claim costs of any on the North Shore, according to the insurer, and ten Cate said the traffic signal is too short for many senior residents to get across in one light. She’s worried someone’s going to get hurt. She and several neighbours near Highlands have all written letters

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Shannon Hewitt Maple Ridge “Yes . . . I’m the flagger (at a road construction site) and I can tell that when (pedestrians) have their earphones in they don’t hear me.”

Phil Marsh North Vancouver “It’s a good thing, because people have them when they’re out in public and it can create a safety issue.”

demand even further, he said, adding he now takes his bike home from downtown events instead of the bus. “I know that several neighbours are (too),” said Radziminski. Ten Cate also said she would use her car more often. “It’s like the reverse Field-of-Dreams strategy. If you take it away, people will go away. . . . If there are not enough riders, why not use a community shuttle or something?” The District of North Vancouver has done some work on the Marine Drive and Capilano Road intersection aimed in part at helping pedestrians cross. It expanded the median, removed a rightturn slip lane onto Capilano Road and added pedestrian-countdown timers, LED crossing lights, and more time to the traffic signal. Mayor Richard Walton, also chairman of the TransLink mayor’s council, said he had heard concerns from residents on Garden Avenue about the buses as well as complaints from residents about the change in routing for the 246. He said he had passed concerns along to staff and TransLink, adding that changes to routes often get altered a second time to smooth out problems.

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WEST Vancouver plans to document all the community’s beach access points and road ends to see what improvements are still needed to give citizens access to the water.

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North Shore Restorative Justice Society fundraiser

Board chairman Andrew Van Eden and West Vancouver police Deputy Chief Const. Jim Almas team up for a photo. Representatives of the North Shore Restorative Justice Society held their first annual fundraising event at Cheers Restaurant July 14. Guests enjoyed a buffet dinner, silent auction, 50/50 draw and live music by the Gram Partisans. Funds raised from the sold-out event will support the society’s new anti-bullying program in elementary schools, entitled Learning from the Virks: A Story of Courage and Compassion. Info: www.nsrj.ca.

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CALENDAR From page 14 The Civic Plaza: Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, North Vancouver. Summer Artisan Craft Fair: Between 15 and 30 local crafters will display and sell their unique handmade items Aug., 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/craftfairs or 604-988-6844. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or www.coastalpatternsgallery. com. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: www.davidpirrie.com. Delany’s Coffee House: 2424 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-921-4466. Delany’s Coffee House: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council presents artwork by Linda Sharp and Roxsane Tiernan until Aug. 31. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of acrylic paintings by Richard Alm until Aug. 10. Jennifer Lamb will present a photography exhibit titled Photosynthesis: a vivid photographic exhibition of diverse foliage, Aug. 10-Sept. 28 Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7266 or www.ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Harmony Arts Festival — ArtSpeaks and ArtDemos: Talks, demonstrations, workshops, hands-on classes and slide presentations from July 29 to Aug. 7 in the gallery and art tent. There is a $10 fee for hands-on workshops which require registration in the Ferry Building Gallery office. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Harmony Arts Festival — Showcase Exhibition: Works of ArtSpeaks artists and invited alumni artists will be on display. This exhibition will open at 6 p.m. on July 29 and run until Aug. 7, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Harmony Arts Festival — Grand Prix Plein Air Challenge: A traditional three hour Plein Air painting competition where painters must originate, paint, complete and frame a piece of art that they create outdoors, Saturday, Aug. 6 from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Works will be judged and prizes awarded. Fee: $35. Registration: 604-925-7290. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Altered States: Photo-based art from Thom Kline, Lindsay Skeans, Murray Siple, Sheryl R. Smith and Clancy Gibson. Opening reception Aug. 16, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m. Runs until Sept. 4. Info: 604-925-7290. Painters’ Landing: Artists are invited to work, exhibit and sell art on the grass areas at Ambleside Landing and Millenium Park until Oct. 31. Fee: $55 per month. Info: 604-925-7290.

The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-947-2454 or www.biac.ca. Hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9832896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604980-1699 or www.graffiticoart.com. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.lionsbayartgallery.com or 604921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: www. lynnmourgallery.com or 604-929-4001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. Lynn Valley Library Square: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Summer Artisan Craft Fair: Between 15 and 30 local crafters will display and sell their unique handmade items Aug. 27 and 28 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca/events/craftfairs or 604-988-6844. The North Shore: Various locations. Harmony Arts Festival —Juried Group Show: A diverse mixed media show featuring work by renowned local artists. Works will also be shown at the West Vancouver library, Silk Purse and Ferry Building Gallery. These exhibitions will open at 6 p.m. on July 29 and run until Aug. 7, 10 a.m-8 p.m. daily. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Harmony Arts Festival — Studio Tours: Be your own guide and grab a tour map and watch some of the North Shore’s artists at work, up close and personal, in their own studios, July 31 and Aug. 7, noon-5 p.m. Maps are available at any festival information area. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or www.nvcl.ca. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and registration: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. As Dreamt, As Built — Maps and Plans of North Vancouver. An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community’s development. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or www.northvanmuseum.ca/. Entwined Histories: An exhibition of Native arts and artifacts showcasing the collection of Maisie Hurley, a non-native activist, until Nov. 6. See more page 17

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CALENDAR From page 15 North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. presentationhousegall.com. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: www.satellitegallery. ca. Not Photographs: Damian Moppett and Andrea Pinheiro’s work that uses photographs as canvases will be on display until Aug. 28. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9807182. Dolls in Public Places: An exhibition of dolls by the Coast Character Doll Artists, July 31Sept. 18. Info: 604-929-2336 or 604-984-8540. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com. Solid Ground: Edna Bardell’s NEWS photo Cindy Goodman paintings of West Coast landscapes focusing on tree patterns will be on display from Aug. 2 to 28. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 2, 7-9 LYRIC-COLORATURA soprano Mikayla Sager p.m. discovered her passion for opera at the age of 15. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: The Rockridge grad is relocating to New York City 3540 Marine Dr., West this month to begin studying on a scholarship at the Vancouver. Info: 604-922Manhattan School of Music. The world-class music 5356. conservatory has 275 faculty teaching over 800 Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 students from 40 countries this year. Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to until Aug 21. Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West www.silkpurse.ca. Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. Harmony Arts Festival: An exhibition of works starfireattheferries.com. from the festival’s juried group show, July 26Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: Aug. 7. 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Harmony Arts Festival: The West Vancouver Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Senior Potters Club will be selling their wares in Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., the front studio of the Silk Purse, Aug. 6 and 7, North Vancouver. 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Seasons: Exhibition of oil paintings by Elizabeth McLaren reflecting her love of nature. Opening reception Tuesday, Aug. 9, 6-8 p.m. Show runs See more page 27

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A18 - North Shore News - Friday, August 5, 2011

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Duo steeped in deep south roots tradition

Gillian Welch and Dave Rawlings bring it all home Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

GILLIAN Welch and Dave Rawlings sang almost exclusively of sorrow, pain and loss at this year’s Vancouver Folk Music Festival, all in front of a sea of smiling fans. Some actually danced. But even for those sitting still it’s hard not to be moved by Welch’s lyrics, and Welch also wears a big smile across her face as she talks about her latest album, The Harrow and the Harvest, backstage. “It’s funny, even though some of the subject matters and the circumstance in the songs are kind of dark, usually the narrator in our songs is singing from a place of perseverance, or having gotten through the trouble,” she says. “It’s a pretty stoic, realistic and occasionally verging on optimistic outlook.” Take the song “Hard Times,” where the chorus repeats “hard times ain’t gonna rule my mind no more.” The rest of the lyrics are full of just those hard times. So why does singing the blues lift the soul? “That’s probably more than a 30-second answer,” threw in Rawlings, her duet partner since Welch launched her career. The two would go onto finishing each other’s sentences more time than you can count, melding into one voice in the photo Mark Seliger same strange way they do when they sing together. DAVE Rawlings and Gillian Welch used mostly first and second takes to keep a sense of immediacy on their latest album The Harrow and It’s been nearly two decades the Harvest. since in 1992 the two of them Adding to the warmth of the album was the way they went the usual melodic guitar. rode into Nashville with the stubbornness to sing just the songs “I feel like we had a lot of pent-up passion to return to the duet. about recording it, eschewing digital recordings for analog they wanted, no matter Garth Brooks and the New Country machines and choosing to use the first or second take in most cases. When we went into this record, I felt the first thing I knew about hysteria. They wanted to play old-fashioned duets reminiscent of They would write and write and make alterations, and then just this record was, ‘OK, this is a duet record. Nobody else is playing Stanley Brothers, Blue Sky Bros and Monroe Brothers era, and jump into the recordings, so in a way the two of them were still on this. This is the two of us,’” says Welch. that’s just what they did. The songs are steeped in a deep south roots tradition, and many feeling their way around the songs and the emotions were much “People wanted to put us with a band, and they wanted to represent Welch’s home of Nashville, having moved to the city after more raw. make us sound more Nashville, and I feel like for a good solid two “Sometimes the immediacy of the story goes away,” says Welch. growing up in L.A., in particular “Tennessee” and “Down Along years Dave and I just went around saying no,” says Welch. “Sometimes in the first couple takes like I’m truly living the thing, The Dixie Line.” The whole album melds together extremely well, The Harrow and the Harvest is in many ways a return to and then once you’ve done it a couple times, part of your brain except for maybe “The Way It Will Be,” which Welch says was one their roots following an eight-year gap between records. And is trying to remember what you did that you liked . . . I feel like of only a handful of songs written before last fall. as Welch notes, their last album, 2003’s Soul Journey was an as a person my first take of a vocal is pretty honest and actually There’s an attention to detail that’s also impressive. As Welch “aberration” of sorts in their musical career, laying drums over emotionally how I’m reacting to the song.” sings in “Scarlet Town,” the opening song, “the man who knows While there were eight years between Harvest and Welch’s last what time it is is knocking at the door,” there’s light rapping of her album, Welch and Rawlings have been busy. She wrote the whole hand on the wood of the guitar. time, but felt much of the work just didn’t feel right, in a way she Throughout the record, Rawlings’ guitar weaves an intricate couldn’t fully explain. Nor could either of the two explain why it tapestry around the lyrics, and all the songs have a surprisingly soft Turn your passion took that long. feel. for fitness into a “For all that it’s kind of dark, it might actually be our warmest lucrative career! record,” says Welch, describing the overall tone. See Welch page 19

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“If you want to talk to the people who write the songs, you’re not talking to them. It’s a different headspace,” says Rawlings, when pressed. “Gillian can write ‘Orphan Girl’ and not be aware that it’s touching on her birth history of being adopted.” In the meantime, Welch lent a hand on Rawlings’ debut album as the Dave Rawlings Machine, and they make sure to include a song of his in each set. His work is much more social, much less introverted than Welch’s writings, but

you can hear the same traditions in the songs. Most of the songs that did make it onto Harvest represent a very short period of writing, from fall of 2010 to last winter. As Welch describes it, she lives her folk music — it’s not, as some reviewers have suggested, an academic recreation of ’30s country, but an honest telling of her life. “It’s not a time capsule for me, it was last year. That was my year,” she says. A tough year maybe, but warm and persevering. Much like the traditions her music is helping to keep alive.

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■ Tedeschi Trucks Band — Revelator (Sony Masterworks) Rating: 9 (out of 10) Revelator is a revelation from a newly formed band with an old school way of doing things. The husband and wife team of Susan Tedeschi and Derek Trucks have been around for a while but have never recorded before as a bona fide tandem. On paper a collaboration between Tedeschi, an R&B singer in the Bonnie Raitt mold, with guitar-slinger Trucks, known for jam band pyrotechnics, looks like a disaster. Their musical universes are almost diametrically opposed with Tedeschi’s soulful vibe in complete contrast to the technical dynamics championed in a jam band setting. Somehow they make it work. The Tedeschi-Trucks Band is an 11-piece southern funk unit that goes from strength to

strength seamlessly weaving through different styles of music. Trucks’ bands have never had a singer like Tedeschi fronting them and she has never sounded better. Each complements the other without losing any of their distinctive identities. It’s hard to believe that all 12 tracks are new tunes as they sound like they could have been done at Muscle Shoals’ Fame Studios back in the late ’60s. Revelator’s soulful reach is reminiscent of Delaney and Bonnie’s Stax and Atlantic albums or any of Raitt’s definitive Warner Bros. work. That it has come out on Sony Masterworks classical label adds even more mysterious mojo to the chemical equation. The Tedeschi-Trucks Band is all about finding the right mix no matter what’s thrown in front of you. This thing just rocks beginning to end. — John Goodman

■ Jimmie Vaughan Plays More Blues, Ballads & Favorites featuring Lou Ann Barton (Shout! Factory Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10) Lou Ann Barton’s Wikipedia entry describes her as “a roadhouse blues” singer from Austin, Texas. That’s about right. Roadhouse has a more of a piquant edge to it than other descriptive terms that might apply to a roots musician. If you are from Texas you might not even need to aspire to be a roadhouse singer. In certain circumstances it could be a given. Alcohol is probably involved, electric instrumentation is a must and everything’s got to stay loose. Barton’s the perfect foil for Jimmie Vaughan, one of the original Fabulous Thunderbirds and brother of the late, great Stevie Ray. She’s crossed paths with Vaughan many times over the years and has recently become a regular member of his touring band. Even though Barton’s only heard on three tracks on the latest disc her presence is crucial to Vaughan’s party aesthetic. Let the good times roll again. Vaughan’s new release is a rock hard party album — 14 lost gems, worthy of any roadhouse jukebox, recorded in mono live off the floor in the studio. Nothing sounds familiar but everything brings you closer to the sound. — John Goodman

Upcoming releases August 16 Sly Stone — I’m Back! Family & Friends; Maria Taylor — Overlook; Gold Leaves — The Ornament. August 23 Stephen Malkmus and the Jerks — Mirror Traffic. August 30 Tinariwen — Tassili; Red Hot Chili Peppers — I’m With You; Lenny Kravitz — Black and White America; Beirut — The Rip Tide. Sept. 6 Lindsey Buckingham — Seeds We Sow; The Rapture — The Grace of Your Love. Sept. 13 Black Francis — Paley & Francis; Blondie — Panic of Girls; Neon Indian — Era Extrana; Laura Marling — A Creature I Don’t Know; St. Vincent — Strange Mercy; Ladytron — Gravity the Seducer; Girls — Father, Son, Holy Ghost; Lady Antebellum — Own the Night; Blitzen Trappen — American Goldwing.


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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

Flimsy flip-flops not so foot-friendly Manisha Krishnan mkrishnan@nsnews.com

THE sun has finally made an appearance on the North Shore and it has most of us trading in our jeans for skirts, our boots for flip-flops.

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But hang on just a second before reaching for that pair of Havaianas. Foot experts are warning that the excessive use of flip-flops during the summer can lead to a whole host of problems. “I see and usually receive 20 calls a month from patients of mine who were doing well and had a problem that was under really good control and then the weather got warm and they start wearing their flip-flops,” says Dr. Lee Holton, a podiatrist in North Vancouver. “They start to redevelop some of their old problems or actually cause new problems.” Some of those problems include plantar fasciitis — an irritation and swelling of the thick tissue at the bottom of the foot, and Morton’s neuromas, which causes nerves to be inflamed. Bunion and joint problems are also exaggerated, said Holton. His advice is simply to limit the length of time you’re wearing flip-flops to a couple of hours. But if you’re going to be rocking them at all, it might be useful to look at some higher end options. North Vancouver’s Kintec Footwear and Orthotics offers up a range of footwear from brands like Birkenstock and Sole, which claim to be a lot easier on feet than their drugstore counterparts. “The problem with a typical flip is that you get a very thin foam sole foot bed and a really loose-fitting strap, so the foot itself doesn’t get held on the flip-flop very well,” said Graham Archer, vice-president of Kintec. Flip-flops offered at Kintec, however, have molded foot beds, which cup the heel and provide support through the arch. They are also made of denser foams and have a rubber outsole, which allows for protection against rocks and roots. At Kintec, flip-flops are priced between $80 and $100 — a far cry from what most people are used to spending on them. But Archer says it’s worth it in the long run. “They’re not designed to be worn all the day,” he says. “But if you’re going to use them for typical light summer use . . . they’re quite appropriate; they can actually be quite good for the feet because of the support they give.” They’ll also outlast a cheapie pair by a couple of seasons, he added. Dr. Holton echoed those thoughts. “If you had to choose between a more expensive flip-flop and something that’s $5, I would advocate definitely the more expensive one, but it’s still not to be worn for an extended period of time,” he says. “Regardless of how supportive they are, they are still a sandal, they’re not a closed-in shoe and given more than a day or two they’re going to cause you the same problems.” Kintec Footwear and Orthotics is located at 975 Marine Dr. in North Vancouver. For more information go to www.kintec. net.

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by Bunny Tonner, on display now at the salon, 227 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver. For more information visit www. plancanada.ca/becauseiamagirl. Portobello Petite has taken over the Rize Pop Up Shop (Kingsway and East 10th Avenue in Vancouver) for the month of August. Five Portobello West regulars — Elroy Apparel, Jenn Ellis, Street Cat Designs, North Vancouver’s littleMoSo and Beta5 Chocolate — will be showcasing and selling their wares at the unique retail space. Portobello Petite will shut its doors at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 as the vendors switch locations for the Portobello West fifth anniversary market at the Creekside Community

Centre on Aug. 28. Info: www.littlemoso.com. Thrifty Chic: The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave. (just off Mt. Seymour Pkwy.) is open every Thursday from 2 to 8 p.m. Summer stock has arrived. Half-price sale: Aug. 11 and 18 from 2 to 8 p.m. Closed Aug. 25. Opens Sept. 1 with new fall fashions. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@nsnews.com.

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■ Cowboys & Aliens. Directed by Jon Favreau. Starring Daniel Craig, Harrison Ford and Olivia Wilde. Rating: 5 (out of 10)

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IT reads like an unprecedented machismo genre mashup: cowboys and aliens, two Boys’ Life magazine mainstays guaranteed to splatter testosterone all over the screen. But hold your horses: this genius idea is about to go stale right quick. It starts with the dusty residents of Absolution, concerned but not particularly traumatized that rootin’ tootin’ flying machines are buzzing through town stealing their citizenry. (Remember that this is before flying. And machines. You’d think they’d be more alarmed.) A stranger walks into town wearing a nifty metal bracelet on his wrist that occasionally lights up and blows things to pieces. He can’t remember his name, or much of anything See Team page 28

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DANCE SO YOU THINK YOU CAN DANCE CANADA

Teya Wild ready for the next step North Vancouver dancer taking elimination from show in stride Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

■ Dances for a Small Stage. August 10, 11 and 12. The Legion on the Drive, 2205 Commercial Drive (at East 6th Ave). Doors: 7 p.m. Show: 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Cash at the door. 19+ Admitted.

COMPOSED and determined, right until the end.

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NORTH Shore tap legend Tim Hibbard learned to dance on a really small stage — just a wooden platform his grandfather built for his childhood home in a logging camp in Idaho.

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TEYA Wild says she was overwhelmed with the amount of support she got from her fellow competitors and people back home.

“We’d go down to (the state capital) Boise on Saturday and Sunday for my lessons and then I would practice all week on this wooden platform,” he says. “From the very start, I don’t remember not wanting to get home from school and practice. I couldn’t wait to get my shoes on and dance.” So, after a long and venerable career in dance, directing and choreography, which saw him work alongside household names as diverse as Elvis Presley to Paul Anka and choreograph movies from Bye Bye Birdie to A Very Merry Muppet Christmas, Hibbard should be able to make his upcoming performance in Dances for a Small Stage look easy. Still, a challenge is welcome, See Hibbard page 26

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When Teya Wild was chosen by judges to be eliminated from So You Think You Can Dance Canada this week, she didn’t cry, but smiled and hugged her competitors. “It won’t be the end for me,” promises the North Vancouver dancer on the phone from Toronto. She’s staying there for a week to support her fellow dancers who made the Top 16 before returning home, and plans to jump right back into dancing. In the first half of the season, only the three dancers with the fewest votes from the public face elimination, and this was the first time Wild’s future had been on the line. That’s when dancers are put to the test in a solo, and before that she said she was certain she’d be back. After the dance, however, as the judges filed in with their decision, she had a nagging feeling this might be it. “I feel like I knew,” she says. “I wanted to leave composed, I’m not going to waste my time crying on that stage when I had only a few minutes to thank the people who mattered.” On top of the list of challenges was learning new genres each week. Though she’s a hip hop dancer by trade, she never once got to work with a hip-hop choreographer in her style, starting with a contemporary, moving to Viennese Waltz in the second week and ending with a krumping dance. “It was really hard knowing I was leaving without showing Canada my genre,” she says. “I would really, really like to be known for what I do best, and show Canada that I can do hip-hop.” Hip-hop dancers have traditionally had a tough time on the show, too, never having won the competition. This year there were four to begin with, and only one is left. But even in defeat, Wild says she was overwhelmed with the amount of support she got from her fellow competitors and people back home. That was especially helpful seeing many of the other dancers from Ontario bring their family to the Toronto showroom, something she couldn’t do so easily. “It truly felt I wasn’t dancing alone,” she says. As part of the show she’s been honing her performances every single day, and says she has no intention of slowing down when she returns to North Vancouver. She also hopes to open new doors thanks to the added exposure, and whatever happens, keep the music playing. “Keep working as hard as I was because I feel I can do anything after that show. The show was the hardest part of my career,” she said.

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and Hibbard, now 68, has planned a piece that’s pretty rare for tap — he’s performing a six and a half minute long dance. “For a tap dancer, a three-minute number is a long number, so six minutes? It’s crazy, tap dancers normally wouldn’t want to do it,” says Hibbard. Why the long piece? “I like the song, and it happens to be six and a half minutes.” The choice of music is Billy Joel’s “New York State of Mind,” about a man who’s away from home and missing the Big Apple. And throughout, Hibbard can speed up the footwork and then slow it down and throw in some more emotion than he can in a shorter dance. “I really enjoy tap dancing, not only fast stuff, because I can do all the fast intricate stuff like that, but I also enjoy tap dancing really slowly. It’s just a matter of control, and controlling your meter and rhythm,” he says. While these days Hibbard works as a professional teacher at Harbour Dance Centre, his dance has given him it a backstage pass to the golden age of Hollywood. It was a performance by American dancer Gene Kelley in 1951 that first moved the then eight-year-old Hibbard to take up dance, practicing his steps all the way home from the theatre. By age 15, he moved to Los Angeles to continue his lessons and quickly landed his first professional gig working in choreography with his own childhood idols of Gene and Mariam Nelson. Over the years, he worked with all his childhood heroes and a few newer names: Barbra Streisand in Hello Dolly, Natalie Wood in Gypsy and six films with Elvis Presley. “What I found out the people who have immense talents, these wonderful talents have no axe to grind. They’re like you and I,” he says. He got to relive his cameo appearance dancing in Hello Dolly when the clip was shown on Disney’s Wall-E, as one of the little trash-collecting robot’s favourite scenes from the movie. “I think it’s hysterically funny, that the robot likes to watch the dance numbers from Wall-E,” he says. Aside from dance, he also acted and sang, including backups for Mel Tormé almost completely by accident when he saw the singer backstage at a concert. “He was singing a song he was rehearsing for the show and my natural thing is to go into harmony,” he says. “He took me over to his home in the valley where he had a recording studio and we recorded the song with another girl from the show, and we got to sing with the show as well.” It was a choreography gig for West Side Story that first brought Hibbard north to Vancouver in 1964, where he also met his wife. The two moved back up to North Vancouver in 1972, and kept going strong thanks to the thriving film industry. More recently, his best memory was doing choreography for muppets in It’s A Very Merry Muppet Christmas, when they invited a group of kids into the Lions Gate Studios to watch the puppeteers perform “Moulin Screwge,” a song based on Moulin Rouge. “It was just amazing. They would sit there, and you could see the puppeteer talking and moving Miss Piggy, but the children’s eyes never left the puppets. They didn’t look at the puppeteers at all, they just talked to Miss Piggy and Kermit,” he says.


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CONCERTS Cates Park: Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Concert Series 2011: Free outdoor concerts Saturdays until Aug. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Three local bands will perform each evening. Info: www. musart.ca.

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Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or www. tartooful.com. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib.org. Call for Photographers: The Lighthouse Park Preservation Society is looking for original images that illustrate fragility and diversity as well as beauty of natural environments for an upcoming exhibition. Email submissions to rlphoto@shaw.ca before Aug. 31. Info: 604-469-1651. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. Selected Works from the Gordon and Marion Smith collection will be on display until Aug. 27. Admission by donation.

Edgemont Village: Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver. Evenings in Edgemont: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings (weather permitting) from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 5, The Sweetpea Swing Band; Aug. 12, Cousin Harley; Aug. 19, The Bobcats and Aug. 26, Headwater. Info: www.edgemont-village.com. Garden Stage: Argyle Avenue and 15th Street, West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Late Evening Series: Evening weekend concert performances at 9 p.m. Sip beverages from the wine garden while viewing the show. Dates and performers: Aug. 5, Jim Byrnes and Aug. 6, Adam Woodall Band. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Harmony Arts Festival — World Music: Music from around the globe. Aug. 6 performers and times: Shona Le Mottée and Tim Readman, 1 p.m.; Doug Towle, 2 p.m.; Ezeadi Onukwulu and One Human Race, 3 p.m.; Pacifika, 4 p.m. and The Rakish Angels, 5:45 p.m. Aug. 7 performers and times: StringFever, 1 p.m.; Kumbana Marimba, 2 p.m.; Mariachi del Sol, 3 p.m.; Kytami, 4 p.m. and Rumba Calzada, 5:45 p.m. Info: www. harmonyarts.ca. John Lawson Park: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Sunset Concert Series: Free nightly performances at 7:30 p.m.

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RICHARD Dix and Nina Vale star in Mysterious Intruder (1946), the fourth and last Whistler film to be directed by William Castle. Pacific Cinémathèque is screening the entire Whistler series as part of their Film Noir summer retrospective.

West Vancouver Memorial Library Gallery (Upper & Lower): 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Ferry Building Gallery for selected 3D artworks: 1414 Argyle Avenue, West Vancouver

CINEMA SHOWTIMES From page 23 PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 The Change-Up (18A) — Fri-Wed 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:30; Thur 3:40, 6:40, 9:30 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Transformers: Dark of the Moon 3D (PG) — Fri-Thur 3:10, 6:30, 9:40 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (14A) — Fri-Thur 1:10, 3:50, 6:50, 9:35 p.m. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) — FriThur 12:30, 3:20, 7:10, 9:45 p.m. The Smurfs 3D (G) — Fri-Thur 12:50, 3:30, 7, 9:20 p.m. Winnie the Pooh — Fri-Thur 1 p.m. Friends with Benefits (14A) — Fri-Thur 1:10, 3:45, 7:20, 9:50 p.m. PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. Film Noir (Aug. 4-8, 10-15, 18-22 and 24).

Film Noir, an annual Pacific Cinémathèque tradition, celebrates the stylish, seductive, cynical glories of one of the American cinema’s most aesthetically rich, influential and angstridden genres over 17 sultry summer-in-thecity evenings of nocturnal nihilism and pitiless urban nightmare. Tonight Gilda (US, 1946. Director: Charles Vidor. Cast: Rita Hayworth, Glenn Ford, George Macready, Joseph Calleia, Steven Gera) screens at 7 p.m and The Killers (USA, 1946. Director: Robert Siodmak. Cast: Burt Lancaster, Ava Gardner, Edmond O’Brien, William Conrad, Albert Dekker ) at 9:05 p.m. Film Noir Special: Strange Tales of The Whistler (Aug. 10-11, 14-15, 18 and 21). Pacific Cinémathèque presents, as part of this year’s Film Noir summer series, restored prints of all seven of the Richard Dix-starring Whistler films, including four directed by Bmovie showman and “gimmick film” maker William Castle before he made his ballyhoo breakthrough with works like The Tingler and 13 Ghosts. None of these strange B-movie tales have been released on DVD.

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CALENDAR From page 27 Dates and performers: Aug. 4, Tanga; Aug. 5, Headwater; Aug. 6, Aaron Nazrul and The Boom Booms; Aug. 7, Gary Comeau and The Voodoo All Stars. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Harmony Arts Festival — Youth Rock: Four upand -coming bands will perform, Aug. 1, 1-5 p.m. Info: www.harmonyarts.ca. Lynn Valley Village: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Summer Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 5, AJ Woodworth with The Matinee; Aug. 12, Headwater and Aug. 19, Fab Fourever. Info: www.lvca.ca. Panorama Park: Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Concerts in the Cove: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 5, Locarno and Aug. 12, The Steel Toe Boots. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Rocky’s: Whytecliff Park, West Vancouver. Shari Ulrich will perform with daughter Julia Graff and Ted Littlemore Aug. 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $14/$20/$25 at 604-990-3474 or online at www.phtheatre.org. Shipbuilders’ Square: 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Concerts in the Square: A free summer concert series featuring cultural performances and contemporary recording artists will take place Aug. 6, 13, 20 and 27 with the venue opening at noon and concerts scheduled from 1 to 7 p.m. There will also be displays of original art by local artisans. Info and schedule of performers: www. cnv.org/concertsinthesquare. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West

Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Heart and Soul: Pianist Hey-Jung Oh will perform Thursday, Aug. 4 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. E is for Elegence: Trumpet player Ed Lewis joins vocalist and pianist Ellen Silverman for a morning of classical and baroque music, Aug. 11 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets $12/$15. Lions Gate Sinfonia: The North Shore’s very own symphony orchestra performs a special concert Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Tickets $12/$15. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. DANCE Scotia Bank Dance Centre: 677 Davie Street, Vancouver. www.thedancecentre.ca or 604-9884420. Industry Dance Training Program: free dance seminars and auditions for training program Sunday, Aug. 7. Auditions 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., with speakers from 1-4 p.m. Info: www. industrydanceprogram.com. Limited space, reserve by email: info@industrydanceprogram. com CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West

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8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Britannia Mine Museum: Sea to Sky Highway 99 at Britannia Beach, 45 minutes north of Vancouver. Mill Concert: Mill concert series with Pepe Danza Saturday, Aug. 6, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Tickets $15. Copper and Fire Festival: Artist demonstrations and exhibitions run Sunday, Aug. 7, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Admission: $13.50-$21, includes museum, free for members. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7266 or www. ferrybuildinggallery.com. Salsa by the Sea: Learn Latin American dance Thursdays, until Aug. 25, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Open to all levels and ages. Dropin fee: $6. Ferry Building Landing: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Summer of Cinema and Song: Free outdoor live music followed by a film will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. Dates, groups and movies: Aug. 14, Rosco, Factory Girl; Aug. 21, The Metropolitan Concert Band, Big Night and Aug. 28, The Lynn Canyon Band, Mamma Mia. John Lawson Park: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Cinema in the Park: An outdoor movie experience at 9 p.m. Dates and movies: Aug. 5, Slumdog Millionaire. Info: www. harmonyarts.ca. Shirley Macey Park: Located in Gibsons, catch the Langdale ferry from Horseshoe Bay. Synchronicity Festival: A two-day, carnival-like festival featuring live music, outdoor rainforest circus, an artisan farmers market, children’s tent, art installations, food, wine and more, Aug. 20-21. Info: www.deercrossingtheartfarm.org/ synchronicity2011. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Tent at Harmony Arts Headquarters: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Harmony Arts Festival — Artists’ Circle Evening Celebration: Artists Gordon Smith, Douglas Coupland and other special guests will share stories of friendship and celebrate excellence in the visual arts Wednesday, Aug. 3, 7-10 p.m. Fee: $75. Tickets: www.harmonyarts.ca or 604925-7270. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257400. West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre: 695 21st St., West Vancouver. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews.com.

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else, so just call him Jake (Daniel Craig). Cattle rancher Dolarhyde (Harrison Ford) may be a crusty old thing, but even he knows it’s handy to have a guy like that around. As this is a western, the men immediately form a posse and head out in hot pursuit of the “demons.” Joining them is Ella (Olivia Wilde) a determined filly set on doing her part. Turns out Ella knows quite a bit about Jake’s past and that shiny ET accessory on his forearm. Now if she could just get him to remember, and then forget, his former flame, a victim of alien probing. Before Team Cowboy faces off against Team Alien, they’ve got to tussle with a band of outlaws and some Indians. But there’s nothing like flying hunks of metal to make people break out the peace pipe. They team up to rescue their loved ones and destroy the core of the ship, before the aliens strip the land of all its gold and take over the planet. The reason for this alien gold-rush is never explained. Nor is that paddle-wheeler sitting in the middle of the desert, though it sure is a purdy set piece. There’s a sense of deja vu once we come face to face with a shrieking alien, who turns out to be a garden-variety space guy who even leaves green, slimy tracks. (Couldn’t these guys

ooze yellow or pink, for a change?) Rescue from a flying alien craft is a lot different than a rescue from a runaway stagecoach, but Craig executes this — and all scenes — straight-faced, and with steely cowpoke concentration. The fact that all actors fully commit to the premise is what saves the film from being pure pulp, but there is still an inordinate amount of posing on the actors’ part: on horses, with guns slung on shoulder (looking slick, Sam Rockwell) and everywhere else in this dusty set. I love that the many writers responsible for the script (based on a comic book) and director Jon Favreau included cowboys lassoing aliens, in perhaps the most iconic scene in the movie. But come on: these myopic alien baddies are really bad shots, considering they’re facing men with spyglasses and shotguns. At least the green guys are considerate enough to take a break from battle so that Ford’s character can have a poignant moment with his illegitimate son (Canadian Adam Beach). Ford, having done both the outer space thing and the cowboy thing, resorts to growling most of his lines, taking his cowboy cue from Jeff Bridges in True Grit. Cowboys & Aliens should have been unadulterated good fun. Instead it’s little more than a titular premise with a nonsensical plot, a cautionary tale for future genre hybrids.


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Le Bistro Chez Michel

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BAR & GRILL Hurricane Grill

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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: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212

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

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 www.palkirestaurant.com

The Bridge Between Pub $ $

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

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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.

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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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.

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Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$ The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.

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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 info@villagetaphouse.com

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McLeod, Elaine May. May 6, 1945 - June 18, 2011 Elaine Mcleod, 66, passed away in North Vancouver. Elaine was born and raised in Winnipeg, Manitoba, moved with her family to Bowen Island in 1980, and to North Van in 2002. Elaine will be greatly missed and remembered by her daughters Erin and Christine (Neil) and beloved grandsons; Jack, Sam and Ben. Elaine was predeceased by her sister, Gail Taylor. We love you Dodo. XO No service by request.

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Dean, John Ian June 28, 1931 to August 1, 2011 Ian passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long battle with Prostate & Bone Cancer.He is survived by his wife Marion of 56 yrs. Daughter Heather (Robert) Pasman, Sons Mark (Christine), Jim (Amanda) & 7 Grandchildren,Jennifer & Joanna Pasman, Julie (Dana) Jorgensen, Brian Dean, Brayden, Ashley & Rachel Dean. Predeceased by infant son Paul. Ian came to Canada from Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1949, lived in St. Catherine’s, Ont., Victoria & Greater Vanc. Being a very handy man, there was not much he couldn’t fix, but his life’s career was in Real Estate Appraising and Tax Consulting. Ian volunteered for many organizations using his woodworking skills & helping at the church he attended. The Family wishes to Thank all who helped Ian on his journey with Cancer, including Dr. Kim Chi at V.C.C.,Dr. A. Lahka & all the wonderful Nurses & Staff at Lions Gate Hospital 7 West & North Shore Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at Sutherland Church, 630 East 19th St. North Vanc., on Sunday Sept 18th at 3:00pm. In Lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Daybreak Point Bible Camp, Friendship in the Himalayas Foundation or Lighthouse Harbour Ministries.

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Barbara Hansed

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Your hands leave loving imprints on us Reminders of the treasure of our togetherness A glowing fulfillment we hold close, its warmth wrapping around us. With you, we are always embraced And we will feel your touch forever.

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SCOTT, Betty Lou

Aged 75, of North Vancouver BC, passed away on July 27, 2011 at New Vista Care Centre in Burnaby. A Royal Bank employee for over 20 years, Betty was predeceased by Victor, her husband of 53 years. Betty will be deeply missed by children Vicki, Toni, Mikayla, and Brad, along with their families, including 7 children, 6 great-grandchildren, and numerous extended family and friends. A celebration of Betty’s life will be held at 2:00, Tuesday August 9th, at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.

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Robert John (Bob) Passed away on July 29, 2011 at the age of 68 in Surrey B.C. He will be lovingly remembered by his children; Tammy Dorsey (nee Frieson), Heather Nakonechny (nee Frieson) (Michael ), Walter Frieson; grandchildren; Lyndy, Bryan, and Victoria; great grandchild Jaedyn ; mother Violet Frieson; brothers Larry (Thelma) and Jimmy (Andre); friend and life companion Donna Brown. Predeceased by his father John Frieson. Robert was raised in the City of North Vancouver and later resided in Mackenzie B.C. for 18 years where he loved spending time in the outdoors fishing and hunting. Robert spent his retirement years residing in the lower mainland where he was close to his family and friends. On line condolences maybe offered at www.remembering.ca

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ARCHIBALD, Desmond Blake May 19, 1926 - July 28, 2011 'Des' will be remembered by many friends, family, & business associates as a ’man on the move’ and ready with a quip. Survived by sons Randy (Susanne) and Rod (Kathy), two grandchildren Meaghan & Kate, brother Gordon (Carolyn), sister Carol (Charles), many nephews, nieces, and friends. Join us for a celebration of his life. Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:45pm. First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC. Reception to Follow. Donations can be made to your local SPCA.

ARDUINI, CLARA Pauline April 8, 1918 - July 30, 2011 Clara Arduini passed away peacefully in her sleep on Saturday July 30th at the age of 93 years. She was predeceased by her beloved husband Joe in 1988, her son Les in 2003 and brother Colombo in 1981. Clara is lovingly remembered by her three children, John (Claire) of Victoria BC, Anita (Marc) of Calgary, AB and Joe (Bev) of North Vancouver BC, her daughter-in-law Janie (Peter) of West Vancouver BC; her eleven grandchildren, Trevor (Christine), Trisha (Damien), Sheila (Fred), Cameron (Nicole), Peter, Adam (Andrea), Michelle, Jaclyn, Julie, Paul, and David and six great-grandchildren, Charlie, Matteo, Luca, Emma, Ella and Mylah. She is also survived by her sisters-in-law, Mary Campbell of Castlegar, BC and Pat Arduini of Kamloops, BC as well as numerous nieces and nephews, other relatives and special friends. Clara was born in North Vancouver in 1918. She was married in 1944 and lived in Kamloops, Prince Rupert and Prince George before finally settling back in North Vancouver in 1961. Clara was an avid gardener and flower arranger and a member of the Delbrook Garden Club for many years. She was also a lifelong member of Holy Trinity Parish and very involved with the CWL. She was skilled in many home crafts and took great pleasure in sewing and knitting for her family. She cherished family and friends and had many wonderful dinners celebrating numerous occasions, big and small. Relatives and friends are invited to Prayers at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver B.C, on Friday, August 5, at 8:00 pm. A Mass of Christian Burial will be held at Holy Trinity Parish on Saturday August 6, 2011 at 10:30 am with a reception to follow at Joe and Bev’s. The interment to follow at Capilano View Cemetery. Clara will be missed by all. For those wishing to share a memory of Clara, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

Olsen, Alfred Thorkild July 23, 1936 - July 29, 2011 Alfred Olsen passed away peacefully surrounded by his family on Friday, July 29, 2011. He will be greatly missed by his loving wife of 45 years, Berit Olsen, his sons Steve (family: Audrey, Christian and Jasmine) and Gary (Katelynn), his daughter Nancy (family: Brad, Chantelle and Emma) and his best friend Lucy. Alfred is survived by his mother Hazel and brothers and sisters: Frank, Robert, Bridget and Winnie. Service to be held at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church at 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver on Saturday, August 6th at 10:00AM. In lieu of flowers the family asks that donations be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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FOUND, LADIES small gold chain bracelet with couple of charms. Park Royal, last Friday on the road. Call to ID 604-687-7646

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Winning Cats on Display! The Cat Fanciers of B.C. Show will be held at

Cloverdale Fairgrounds Showbarn KERR, ELIZABETH (Betty) 1913 - 2011 Died peacefully surrounded by loving family July 8, 2011 in Victoria Hospice. Our mom, grandma, great-grandma brightened every room she entered and lifted the spirits of everyone she met. Her amazing positive attitude not only showed us how to live but also how to die. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter (1977) and is survived by her three children Pat (Bert 2011) Don (Maxine) and Brian (Elaine), seven grandchildren, Rob, Carolyn, (Ken), Michelle (Todd), Debbie (Harry), Donna (Ali), Douglas (Nicole), Chris and eleven great grandchildren. She was a member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, the CWL and volunteered her time for m any y ear s at the Wes t Vancouver Seniors’ Centre. She moved from West Vancouver to Somerset House in Victoria in 2002 where she met many new friends. A funeral service was held on July 20th in Victoria. On August 10, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. she will be interred with her late husband, Walter, at the Capilano View Cemetery, Mathers and 3rd Street, West Vancouver. Please join us for a Celebration of her Life at 2:00 p.m. at Brian & Elaine’s, #904 – 1485 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver. Grandma Kerr, you will always be our shining light.

HUBERT, Dianna Lee July 31,1950 - July 16, 2011 Dianna left us peacefully, with her beloved by her side. Her large family and circle of friends will miss her in a huge way. She had a personality larger than life, bright, sunny, and positive. She is survived by her husband Frank Northcott, the joy of her life. Also her parents George and Irene Hubert, and siblings Linda, Keith, Patty, Jordy, Addy, Cory, Ted, and Melanie, and their families. Her many friends will also miss her so much. There are so many words to describe Dianna, these seem most true-beautiful, hilarious, vibrant, deeply talented, generous, and youthfully enthusiastic. She was the oldest of nine siblings, and guided and helped each one in some unique way. Many thanks to the friends and family that cared for Dianna in her times of need. Their loving care and support helped ease her struggle with cancer, and was and invaluable support to all. So much gratitude is also sent to Dr. Peter Schwarz and to the incredible nurses and volunteers in the Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital. A celebration of Dianna’s life will be held at a later date. If so desired, a donation could be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, Palliative Care.

Lebeter, Mary 1914 - 2011 Mary completed her life’s journey on July 28th, 2011. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; son, Donald and son inlaw David. She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Pat Plumbe; daughter in-law, Betty; grandsons David (Susan), Gary (Jennifer), Drew (Lisa), Darren (Rose) and Scott (Rosemary) and grandchildren Sarah, Laura, Janine, Nathan, Kennedy and Cole. Born in England on November 5th, 1914, Mary came to Canada with her husband and children in 1954. With a passion for travel, Mary and Len’s adventures included such places as Australia, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Greece, Peru, Panama and many winters in Hawaii. They were active members of the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, a sport they both loved, and enjoyed weekends spent with their extended families. Thanks to Dr. Forgie and Gibsons’ Christenson Village for their loving care. No service by request. Mary will be sorely missed by her family and is now at Peace with Len, Don, Dave and other people she loved. We will always remember you with love.

Niesczeri, Ursula May 15, 1924 - July 24, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother at the North Vancouver Kiwanis Care Home on Sunday July 24th, 2011. Oma, as she was affectionately known by all, left this earth after 87 years that were filled with both joys and sorrows but we take comfort in the fact that her struggles are all behind her and she is now at peace. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Erich. She is survived by her four children Axel, Marion, Karin and Patricia; her three supportive son-in-laws, Jim and the "two Tony’s" and her six grand children: Nikolaus, Erica, Douglas, Natalie, Jonathan and Alexander. We would like to thank all of the second floor staff at the Kiwanis Care Home for the wonderful care and support they provided. To honour Oma’s strength and perseverance, donations are being accepted to either HOPE’s Place Second Stage Program (HPSS) or SAGE Transition House. You can mail a cheque directly to the following address indicating which program you would like the donation to be applied to: North Shore Crisis Services Society Suite 119-255 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G8

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FOUND: Blue and Yellow Budgie Small blue budgie with yellow face in Emerson/Violet area of Blueridge. Call: (604) 318-3229

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OPEN YOUR HEART - OPEN YOUR HOME Adults with physical and mental disabilities face housing issues even greater than the average person. Thompson Community Services’ mission is to help meet those needs. For more than 20 years, Thompson has met the housing and personal needs of people with a range of disabilities. Now we’re hoping we can find individuals in the Vancouver and North Vancouver areas, who can help us continue that tradition of services. Our clients have a variety of needs, but most simply need a home where people will care about them. They require supervision and need the support and stability that comes from living in a home. What they really need is someone to care, just as Thompson Community Services has cared. We are seeking female caregivers, who have extensive experience and knowledge around supporting individuals with mental health conditions. If you have extra room in your home, and want to take on one of the most rewarding challenges you’ll ever face, we’ll be happy to give you more information. Please send your resume to Attention: Liz MacDonald at: Thompson Community Services Fax: 604-275-1156 Email: lmacdonald@tcsinfo.ca Website: thompsoncommunityservices.com


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BOB’S FRUIT STAND 3711 Delbrook. Daily 10-6. Local berries & Okanagan fruit, veggies

2060 Part-Time Receptionist Park Shore BMW is looking for a receptionist to work Wednesday and Thursday, 3pm-7pm. This position requires multitasking and excellent customer service skills. If you are interested in joining a progressive and friendly dealership, offering a competitive compensation package, please submit your resume to: Park Shore BMW North Vancouver email: kirsten@ parkshorebmw.com fax: 604 985 9114 ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our company is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Clerk. Email to tsectn@live.com

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ANTIQUE COFFEE table $150 & oak swivel chair $85; high chair $45; playpen $40, 604-986-8922 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

YARD SALE! Sat.Aug 6th. 9-1 Furniture & household items, gently used/great condition! 2033 Floralynn Crescent, North Vancouver ROYAL DOULTON French Prov. fine china, service 8, white/gold rim $200; 604-988-5700

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BUNKBEDS. BLUE metal w/mattresses. 2 sets (4 beds). $200/ per set. Call bfr 8pm. 604-925-3299 MOVING SALE, all must go! Kitchen, bedroom & living furn. Washer, TVs, etc. 604-980-0128 PINE QUEEN bed frame, boxspring/mattress & dresser $400. 2 Bookcases $55 ea. All excellent cond 604-988-7916

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MOVING Overseas Everything MUST be Sold Final final sale, prices slashed - still plenty to choose from, Glass top coffee and side table, Pictures, TV stands, Lamps. Open House Wed Aug 3rd, 2pm-4pm/ Sat Aug 6th, 11am-2pm Chesterfield/18th St Call: (604) 983-7007

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WEST VANCOUVER DOWN-SIZING SALE SAT/SUN AUGUST 6 and7 9AM-3PM Moving from a large house to an apartment and everything needs to go! WEST VAN EVERYTHING MUST GO! Sat, Aug 6th, 10am - 2pm 4041 Ripple Place (Caulfeild area) Many antiques, all furniture, toys, garden tools, EVERYTHING!!

West Van -Horseshoe Bay Estate Sale! Sat and Sun, 8am - 6pm 6344 Douglas St Hoards of old cameras, guitars, collectibles, toys, lots of camping gear, household & so much more!

West Van.

Garage Sale! Sat. Aug 6th, 10am - 3pm 6854 Copper Cove Rd A variety of items. Something for everyone No early birds!

West Vancouver Downsizing Sale! Sat. Aug 6th, 9am - 11am 1016 17th St. Life jacket, toys, books, art, lamp, misc. household etc. West Van HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat. August 6th 9am-1pm No Early Birds 4386 Ross Cres. 2 queen headboards, bdrm furn, antiques, kids furn, sports, HH Miscellaneous. W. Van

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7 10am-3pm 1020 Clyde Ave Mtn bike, HH items, designer bedding, lots of great stuff. West Van MOVING SALE Saturday, August 6th 9am-1pm 1255 Ottaburn Road Large size quality mens wear, kitche and curios, games, toys, book, lamps, tools, building eq. Too Good Too Miss!! Rain or Shine!! WEST VAN MOVING SALE Everything must go! Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7 9am - 5pm 955 Taylor Way ( park on Anderson ) Motorized scooter, furniture, housewares Dealers welcome WEST VAN MOVING SALE Everything must go! Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7 10am - 2pm 59 Glenmore Dr (British Properties) Office equipment: chairs, desk, filing cabinets & supplies. Tools, tarps, golf clubs, bags & balls, paintings, patio furniture, dishes, cutlery, crystal & more! Some freebies! N. Vanc-Edgemont Village.

Estate Sale! Sun. Aug 7th. 9am - 1pm 2852 Thorncliffe Dr. Collectibles, retro, furniture, household misc. from England & Canada.

NORTH VAN

GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 6th, 9am - 2 pm 726 Sylvan Ave Canyon Heights area N. Van

GARAGE SALE Sat. Aug 6th 9am - 12 noon 1533 Graveley St. household items, toys, book, furniture.

NORTH VAN MOVING SALE Sat, Aug 6th, 9am - 2pm

225 East 5th St (back lane btwn E 4th & 5th) Something for everyone Rain or shine No early birds

NORTH VAN North Van

MAPLE SALE

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

MULTI-FAMILY GARAGE SALE

Saturday, Aug 6 9am - 3pm, 2603 Mahon Ave Good brands, Men & ladies clothes, jewellerey, Hsehold, furniture & more ! No Earlies! North Van. Lynn Valley

Garage Sale! Sun. Aug 7th 2pm - 5pm 1308 Dover Court Kids clothes up to 2 yrs., toys, tvs, Designer New Prom dresses , household items, furn. & so much more

NEIGHBOURHOOD GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 6th, 9am - 2pm 1086 Cloverley St ( in back lane) Something for everyone!

NORTH VAN ESTATE SALE Sat, Aug 6th 10am - 1pm North Shore Christian Centre 1400 Sutherland Ave All proceeds to Africa Missions

NORTH VAN

MULTI FAMILY MOVING SALE Sat, Aug 6th, 8am - 4pm 726 East 15th St Furniture, kids stuff, china & much more!

North Van.- Blueridge

Multi Family Sale! Sun. Aug 7th, 9am - 2pm 2000 Hyannis Dr. Sporting goods, household, electronics, jewellery, games, kids items, bike & so much more

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North Vancouver

MOVING/

DOWNSIZING SALE Sat. & Sun., Aug. 6th & 7th 10:00am- 3:00pm 1493 Frederick Road Unbelievable prices as everything must go!

MULTIFAMILY Garage Sale Riverwoods Co-op 3701 Hamber Place (near Parkgate Village) Sunday August 7, 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM, Lots of Household items, Sporting Goods, Books, Clothing Toys and more at Great Prices. Rain or Shine. GARAGE Sale 2700 block Crescentview Drive, N Vanc Saturday Aug 6, 9:00am-2:00pm 3 + family garage sale. Many items: housewares, tools, books, DVDs, toys, jewellery and more. No reasonable offer refused. No early birds please! Rain or Shine.

CHRISTMAS in AUGUST!! Sunday Aug. 7, 9:00 - 2:00 4469 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver SPECTACULAR YARD SALE!! STUDENT EXTRAVAGANZA!!! Two families - one yard sale. Everything must go. - furniture - patio furniture, pots, etc - office supplies/equipment - 2 FREE TVs - housewares/linens - books - backpacks - toys, curios and gift items - HALLOWEEN decos - even a CHRISTMAS tree!

MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE.. (10+) HAMBER PLACE, NVanc Saturday Aug 6, 9:00am-12:00 pm Huge assortment of goodies! You won’t want to miss this one! Rain or Shine. 1975 Greenock Place, North Vancouver, Garage Sale Saturday Aug 6, 9:00am-2:00 pm Lots of items from antique dish sets, some furniture, collectibles, framed pictures (all sizes) crystal, golf clubs, watches, kitchen items, stereo system ($200), and more.... Everything must go!!!! Rain or shine.

1546 St. Andrews Avenue North Van MASSIVE GARAGE SALE Sat. Aug 6, 10:00AM - 3:00PM Furniture, sporting goods, bikes, household, luggage, florals, crafts, electronics, computer gear, books, video games, CDs, DVDs, toys, misc. 100% of proceeds donated to JDRF for type 1 diabetes research. Rain or Shine.

MOVING Sale 5898 Falcon Rd V7W 1S3, West Vancouver Saturday August 6, 9:00AM-2:00PM, golf clubs,tools,scroll saw,dishes,books,tapes,mirrors,3 pce wall unit,treadmill,drafting table,shelving,work bench,fans,dishes,vases,glassware,royal doulton,photo frames,place mats,bar fridge,shaw cable box,Yamaha stereo tuner,small appliances,hammock,doll house,lots of free stuff. EVERYTHING MUST GO! Rain or Shine.

DON’T MISS IT!

NORTH VANCOUVER

MOVING SALE! Sat. Aug 6th, 10am - 12 noon 2616 Tempe Knoll Dr. Tons of stuff. Too much to mention. Something for everyone! Aug. 5

NORTH VAN Moving Sale Sun Aug. 7th 8:30-1pm 3137 Sunnyhurst Rd Excellent cond. must come & see! household misc. some furn. outdoor items, tools, books, cd’s. more!! NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sun, Aug 7,10am - 4pm 3679 Mountain Highway LOTS of stuff - Household, kitchen, linens, garden, pictures, tools, furniture & more NORTH VAN CHURCH GARAGE SALE & Donation Car Wash Sat, Aug 6th, 10am - 3pm New Life Christian Centre 2800 Mountain Highway (across from Esso Station) No early birds please Childrens books, toys, tools, TV, household items & much more!

Garage Sale 1508 East 27th Street, North Vancouver, Sunday August 7, 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM, Family Garage Sale. Toys, household items, books, Imperial Blue, Denby tea cups etc. Rain or Shine. NORTH VANCOUVER Super Duper Yard Sale! Sat. Aug 6th, 1 0am - 2pm 324 East Kings Rd. Sports equip, kids toys, books & clothes, some tools, etc. etc. NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, Aug 6 & 7 9am - 4pm 579 W 28th St Household items, electronics, clothing & much more!

CHESTERFIELD/18th Street, Moving Sale Saturday August 6, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Rain or Shine. Quality Items - kitchenware, pots and pans, furniture incl. corner desk/cupboard, tv stand, crystalware, quality decorative art, patio storage boxes and planters, books, collectibles incl rare Beatles poster. Everything must go.......


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Furniture

SECTIONAL SOFA, brown, 3 piece & ottoman $350. Brass & glass: dining table, 8 chairs, glass shelving, sofa table & lamp, new $3500, sell $800. Kitchen table & 6 chairs $50. Filing cabinets, office supplies $25 & up. Metal storage cabinets $30 ea, large desk $30. Chairs $25. Bookcases $6. 604-926-3283.

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Approx. 400 sq ft of 2 1/4" red oak solid hardwood. Double sided thermalator fireplace. (604) 924-1935

Sports Equipment

GOLF CLUBS, NEW Calloway, big Bertha, regular graphite, 1,3 & 5 woods, 3-9 irons & putter, pitching and sand wedge. $450 Call btween 5-7pm 604-922-1925

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Charters & Tours

Daycare Centres

Cats

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Dogs

STUD Service Chocolate Lab Friendly and proven. Beautiful pups. $500 Call: (604) 308-8834 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www. abetterlifedogrescue.com

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of: Dorothy Edna Mae Hislop (Deceased) 4379 Glencanyon Drive, North Vancouver, BC. Who died on October 22, 2010, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor. CAROLE FRANCIS LAMB C/o David H. Stoller Barrister & Solicitor 801-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver, BC, V7T1A2. on or before September 6, 2011, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. CAROLE FRANCIS LAMB, Executor

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

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NOTICE is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Frederick Small also known as Small Frederick, Deceased, late of North Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on November 6, 2010, at North Vancouver, British Columbia, are hereby required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned at 510 - 1040 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, British Columbia, V6E 4H1, on or before August 26, 2011, after which the Administrator will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which the Administrator then has notice. Carolyn M. Coleclough, solicitor for Larry Coghlin, Administrator for the Estate

Financial Services

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Personals

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Escort Services

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GOLDEN DOODLE Pups (Golden Retriever & Std. Poodle) email pic $850. 250-674-0091

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5040 JACK RUSSELL pups m/f, smooth coat, dewormed, 1 shots, tails docked, vet checked $400. 604-701-1587

BULLDOGS ENGLISH CKC Reg, Sold w $500 of free boarding. 2 lovely boys remaining. Avail 8th Aug www.BulldogsBC.com $2,300 (604) 898-9044 woof@mvph.ca

PURE BRED BLUE NOSE PITTBULL, 6 weeks old, Ready, $1275-$2000. 604-603-6944

Business Opps/ Franchises

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Real Estate

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SUNSET GARDENS Just Listed! Fabulous sought after location. Well maintained 1650 sq/ft 3 bdrm, 1.5 bath updated rancher, family room. Located on a lovely private lot. $1,198,000. Call Now! Re/Max Rossetti Realty 604 983 2518

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Surrey

5BDRM/2BTH 9151 139th Street, Surrey, BC Open House Aug 6, 7 11am-3pm Realtors welcome! Surrey -Large and newly renovated Family House in the heart of BEARCREEK, 1 blk to elem. sch. $469,000 Call: (604) 724-4325 email: nenadf604@yahoo.com

Industrial/ Commercial

9299 Main Street, Chilliwack Property: 2 buildings totaling 29,239 sf (21,864 sf and 7,375 sf) Year built: 1960; Site: 3.09 Acres Bid Date: August 10, 2011 www.safewayrealtyholdings.com Inquiries: (403) 730-3552

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Lots & Acreage

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

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $150,000. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

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Condos/ Townhouses

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2 BR + den, top floor. 1,100+ sf. Vaulted ceilings, open floor plan, gas f/p, balc + rooftop deck! $298,500. Kelly Bhatti, Century 21 Coastal Realty, 604-808-0221

Houses - Sale

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

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

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

1 BDRM, Lower Lonsdale, 19th flr, city view, s/facing, balcony, ns np, 1 prkg, gym, nr seabus, $950, Oct 1, 604-454-7022 1 bdrm, main floor, Laminate, fully renovated, $875 incl heat & h/w, ns, np, Sept 1, 604-983-9469 1 Br. $860 & 2 BR $1050 & up Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. no pets, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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Apartments & Condos

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West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338

BACH, LARGE $750, hardwood, heat, hot water, upper Lonsdale, Sept. 1, ns, np. 604-202-3458

DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail Aug 1st. By appt. 604-922-8741

1 BR $900, reno, soaker tub, balc hardwood, heat & hw, ns, no pets, quiet bldg. refs. 604-904-9507

Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915 renovated.2 BR from $1235. Avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187

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

1 BR $925 incl hydro, patio, large, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg, immed. 604-990-4088 1 BR $935 Sept 1. Garden patio, heat & hw incl, quiet bldg, 140 West 17th, 990-8262, 985-1658 1 BR, hardwood, main flr, corner, cat ok, locker, avail Sept 1, $900, 6th & Lonsdale, 604-986-4927 1 BR, large, $860 reno’d, immed Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, Aug. 15 or Sept. 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

1 BR, large, $880, incld heat, bright, hardwood flrs. avail now, walk up, Lonsdale & 13th, ns, no pets, 604-984-9367

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave Studio $870 M-Fri 990-2971Wknds 604-926-9997

Beautiful Views

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 Br $1750, Sep 1. Studio $1250, Oct 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 centre, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.

604-985-2926

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bachelor 2 BR starting at $1450 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bach Aug 15, $855. 1 BR. Sep. 1, $955 Incl heat/hw. NP, 604-985-3650 LARGE BRIGHT 2 bdrm, cvrd prkg, pool, incl heat & h/w, nr rec ctr, $1100/m. Call 604-929-7526 1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail September 1st For $1950/mo. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

1 BR. Lonsdale/19th, reno’d, top flr, corner, 650sf, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1050, 604-681-2521 1 BR, view, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 604-985-8405

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER 1 BR ($1300/mo). Avail Sept 1st. With balconies and spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops and close to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat and hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

1730 Chesterfield 1br, laminate flrs., dw, ground level, nice priv. patio, prkg avail, 604-987-5841 1Br $900, large, immed. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 778-707-0958

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Houses - Sale

WOODCROFT, CAPILANO 1 BR+Den, 19th flr, D/W, prkg pool, gym, Utilities & cable incl N/P, Call: (604) 219-9744 $1,250/M

1BDRM/1BTH near 1st and Lonsdale, North Van Totally renovated $1,000 Monthly Call: (604) 813-0669 email: yb.robbie@gmail.com

PARKRIDGE TERRACE

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Bach $875. ★1 BR. $1040 Views, Storage. Parking avail. NP 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

Park Royal Towers

STUDIO IN Hi-rise, 1 block to seabus, waterview, inste w/d, gas f/p, 4 appl, prkg, storage, n/s, n/p, Avail Sept. $950. 604-986-7386 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield 1 BR $940, Wkdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406 WOODCROFT. Large, 1 BR. Pemberton bldg, $975/mo incl heat, h/w, u/grd prkg, gated security. N/P, Immed. 604-671-2049

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. 604-830-0857 msg.

Don’t Miss THIS! 2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail immed. $1199 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545 2 BR hardwood, St. Georges & 12 1 yr lease, prkg, np, ns, Sept 1, $1125inc heat/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR, hardwood, top flr corner, view, large patio, cat ok, Lonsdale & 19, $1225, ns, 604-986-4927 2 BR Large $1150, avail Sept 1 Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

2 BR, Lower Lonsdale, patio, wd, prkg, ns, np, new paint, hardwood, immed, 604-988-4871 2 BR, Sep 1, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1300incl heat & hw, 604-617-3602 2 BR, south facing, 180° view, 2 car prkg, rec fac. nr seabus, np, Sep 1. 604-987-4935..838-2376 WWW.EASYRENT.CA U606 1320 Chesterfeild 1br, balc. prkg appls, hardwood, 1 yr lease Aug. 1, $1360 ns. np 604-662-3279 ★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 Brs Aug. 15 or Sept 1. $910 $940. Rental Bonus - 1/2 month free Carpets, drapes, gated prkg, heat, hw. No dogs. 604-986-7745

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West Van Apt. Rentals

6540

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

1 BR, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, corner, hardwood, ns, np, $1100, 604-808-1029 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

BAYVIEW APTS

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

935 Marine Drive

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR + den, full bath, sxs duplex, f/p, $1,600, 1 prkg, quiet residential, nr Seabus, ns np, 4 appl. Call Mara 778-846-5317 2 BR bsmt, view, share wd, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1125+% utils, lease, immed, 604-306-7187.

Houses - Rent

Luxury Rentals & Property Management Charming Character Home with Ocean Views!! Great Ambelside location, very pretty house with French doors opening up to a private garden. 3,000 sqft, 4 bed, 3 bathrooms, new appliances, garage. N/S. Available August 15. $4000 per month, References & Lease required. Showings by private appointment.

Contact Kim Hambling 604-218-7988

Angell Hasman & Assoc. Realty Ltd


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Furnished Accommodation

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

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6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Aug. 1. 604-925-1728 AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4BR+, 2 Ba’s, semi-furn. fp, h/wd, ns, np, refs lease, $2400. 604-926-0053 EXCLUSIVE 7 bdrm Mansion in Brit Prop. $7500/m, Avail Aug 1, pets ok, call 604-202-5858 EXECUTIVE 4 BR + 1 den, furnished, beautiful newer house, nice large yards, Grand Blvd. $4800. Sept 1. 778-322-1688 EXECUTIVE 5 BR, 2 full baths, 2 carport, beautiful lot, Capilano area, quiet St, Sept 1, ns, pet friendly, $2800, 1 yr lease, refs reqd. Ray 604-805-8684 LYNN VALLEY, clean 3br+rec rm 2 full baths, large fenced yard, carport, close to bus & shops. $2400. Sep 1, 604-988-5469

LYNN Valley Bungalow 2 BD 1bath close to schools, bus & LV Mall. Fenced yard. Available Aug.15th $1700.00 per mo. dogs ok. ph 604-461-5689 email:delmalynne@hotmail.com

4BDRM/2.5BTH 4516 Woodgreen Dr. West Vancouver, BC West Vancouver Cypress Park Estates 4 to 5 Bedrooms, (2 Ensuites with walk-in closet) 3,300 sqft., gas fireplace, patios,outdoor heated swimming pool. In a cul-de-sac, with schools nearby. Available September 15th or October 1st, one year contract or longer for $3800 per month.Refs req’d. Small Pets OK (604) 649-9189 or email: paulinewong649@yahoo.ca.

DUNDARAVE 5Br,4.5ba.10yold, 3level, immedate Small Pets OK $5,950 Monthly Call: (606) 764-6145 3BDRM/1.5BTH Seymour area rancher, f/p, sep. laundry rm & dining rm, fenced backyard, n/s, cr.cks. & ref. req.’d Small Pets OK $2,000 Monthly plus util. Call: (604) 8989013 email: dtindale1@shaw.ca

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

8105 8030

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

Maids 'R' US

Excellent Home Cleaning! ★Best Rates/Prices ★Residential & Commercial ★Excellent References 25 Years Experience 604-808-0212 $18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

8060

Drainage

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, award winning heritage home, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459 1 BR bsmt Upper Lynn Valley, nr bus, n/s, n/p $775 incl cable, hydro, avail now. 604-983-3127

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

8080

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

BRINGING you a brighter future! Please visit us at www.TCAelectric.ca

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

2 BDRM bsmt, Blueridge, suits 2 people, near bus, $1000 incl utils. ns, np, Immed, 604-985-2485

8090

3 BR, ground level, upper Lonsdale, wd, np, ns, avail now, $1500 incl utils, 604-250-7824

NORTH SHORE FENCES

Fencing/Gates

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

8100

Fireplaces

GAS FIREPLACE tune-ups & service. RM Construction Ltd. 604-988-1011

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

GUTTER CLEANING. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

Handyperson

RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 Home & Garden Handyman - Indoor/outdoor cleanup etc - Rubbish Removal

- 7 days/week. - Odd Jobs North Shore Do All Services.

Michael 778-868-5079

604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381 SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465

8155

Landscaping

CHULA VISTA LANDSCAPING General Carpentry & More Concrete forms • Stone work Retaining walls • Reno’s Decks • Tiles Drywall • Power washing chulavistalandscaping.ca 604-710-9837

8193

Oil Tank Removal

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

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

604-988-0401 www.lotosconstruction.ca Small and Large Residential Renovations Custom New Home Construction Contact us for a complimentary design session; we’d love to work with you to explore the possibilities of your dream living space.

8155

Landscaping

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

778-997-9582

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

A. ALL AREA

FAIRWAY PAINTING

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates

8220

Call Sukh:

Gardening Service

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

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 A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152 All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, design, organic reassonable rates. 604-984-4433 $22. LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 GREENER IMAGE IRRIGATION Installations, startups, repairs, winterization. 604-616-6258 JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649 JO VANHALTEREN Lawn Care Maintenance Hedge Trimming 604-988-6222 Jo Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288 PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830

8180

INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527 mail@gallerypainting.net

MARK GRIFFITHS Painting Co. Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References • Insured

604-925-4330

Moving & Storage

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS

Plumbing

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 PACIFIC RIM PLUMBING & HEATING. A North Shore Co. 604-240-1942 Get 10% off with this ad SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8225

Power Washing

Alliance

SUMMER SPECIAL

• Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate

Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

604-723-2526 References Available

NORTH SHORE MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail.

HOME SERVICES LTD

TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270

604-988-5294

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning Serving the North Shore since 1963

604-773-4549 - Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work. ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Call Bill

604-298-1222

604-518-5661

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

Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless

STORAGE

POINT GREY ROOFING

WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

8250

Roofing

NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! tiltil June Aug 31 30

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. “We Keep you Dry”

Spring merSpecial Sum Special * WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

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POINT GREY ROOFING LTD. Established 1946

•• Cedar Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Flat Flat Roofing Roofing • Asphalt Shingles Asphalt Shingles ••Roof Maintenance

• Roof Maintenance

★ NO HST ★

604-379-2641

604-379-2641 #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured

RM MECHANICAL

MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

604-720-1564

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

604.980.MOVE

604-839-1225

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN

A Landscape & Maintenance Co. Free estimates 604-926-0014 www.westpac-contracting.com

Men with truck for moving, rubbish removal, recycling, deliveries etc. Good rates. 604-925-3186

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

NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com

BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Guaranteed. $60/hour 604-726-0474

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

Able Boys Landscaping Ltd. bobcat/lawn/cedar fence/paving stones, trim trees. 604-377-3107

CORAZZA CONTRACTING Reno’s, kitchens, baths, additions, tiles & hardwood. Over 20 yrs exp. Carlo 604-818-5919

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

MOVERS.CA

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS and tiling. Call 604-961-1269 callbath@gmail.com

www.chrisdalehomes.com

For All Your Moving Needs! • Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting www.katsuraLandscaping.ca

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

Call 604-379-2641

Windows & Gutter Cleaning

since 1975

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026

PLUMBERS

SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING

Home Services

North Shore Do all Services Any or all, big or small. int./ext. Free Est. Michael 778-868-5079

8185

Insured/WCB

crownmountainmovers.com

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors

8160

— Binder —

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

3 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, deck by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, cat ok $1895, 604-922-9400

NO 30 NO HST! til June Aug 31

Electrical

1 BR+DEN, ocean views, boating lower,1 owner quiet home, f/p, tile h/w flrs, suit 1 quiet wrkng person $1250 ns np 604-929-4446

Townhouses Rent

YOUR HOME ROOFING

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford.

Drywall

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

6605

NORTH VANCOUVER

8075

1 BR, upper Lonsdale, bright g/l ste, suits 1, ns np, own w/d, Sept 1, $850+1/3 utils. 604-838-1936

2BDRM grnd flr suite Upper Lonsdale $1400 plus 1/3 gas and elec. Basic cable incl. DW, WD, gas FP. No smokers. Ref req’d, 1-year lease pref. Sep 1. (604) 980-5620

Gutters

8130

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

WWW.EASYRENT.CA N. Vanc. 3895 Lonsdale 3 br, 2bath upper, wd, 1140sf, yard, 1 yr lease, ns, np, $2000 now. 604-662-3279

8125

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

1 BR +den, fp, furn. garden level large outdoor patio, 5 appls, share wd, Dollarton area, ns, np, $1500/mo incls. 604-929-1495

4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal/ Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2650 604-922-3499

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

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

1 BR, 1 living room, above grnd, nr all ammens, bus, Upper Lynn $550 ea max 2 604-312-0492

6602

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

Concrete

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

8073

Flooring/ Refinishing

Complete Additions & Renos Kitchens & Baths Finishing & Restoration Work Licensed – WCB – Insured Bernie cell 604-644-4171

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

X

ROOFING

X

604 973-0290

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing flooring, decks, fences, tiles, drywall, paint. Mark 761-7745

cont. on next page

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Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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8309

Tiling

PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC tile, marble, granite,slate installation. Call John 604.916.2305 TILING & BATHROOM renovations. Call 604-961-1269 callbath@gmail.com

8310

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Top Soil

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Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

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1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $6500. 604-988-4416

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9160

Sports & Imports

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9515

9522

RV’s/Trailers

2006 TOYOTA Yaris LE, 4 dr, hatch, 5 spd, 47,000 kms, silver, 1 owner, new tires, $9200 obo. 604-926-2439 11 - cars below $5450.

1997 CHEVROLET Silverado 1500 pick-up. Great condition, 91,000 KM, no accidents, white exterior, single cab, 2-wheel/ RWD, auto trans, air, power windows and locks; CB radio hook-up, new brakes, water pump, battery and transmission. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

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2004 Mazda RX-8 North Van, 82,000 km, red with red/black leather interior. Good condition. $12,000 Call: (604) 982-5289

9173

Vans

Scrap Car Removal

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1994 CADILLAC El Dorado in mint condition. Only 86,000 KM, no accidents, black on black, leather interior, FWD, auto trans, power everything incl. sunroof, air cond. and heated seats. One original owner with all service records available. Asking $7,000 OBO. Call Rose at 604-904-6772.

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THE new Buick Regal, based on the German-designed Opel Insignia, has the styling and handling to take on the best imports in the mid-size sports sedan class. It is available at Carter GM in the Northshore Auto Mall.

channel anti-lock braking plus brake assist and a unique feature is a standard electronic park brake. The body structure is one of the most rigid in the segment and Regal has a long wheelbase of 2,738 millimetres (107.8 inches). The result is a nice balance of excellent vehicle dynamics and a comfortable ride. An optional advanced Interactive Drive Control system is only available with the 2.0-litre turbo. It offers three different operating modes — Standard, Tour and Sport — and changes suspension, stability settings, throttle response, shift patterns and steering sensitivity. In its most aggressive Sport mode setting the change in attitude is quite dramatic. The 2011 Regal only comes in a CXL trim that includes leather upholstery. It also comes with heated front seats, a 12-way power driver seat,

BMW reveals futuristic i models Everybody knows that if you want to make a product sound trendy and cuttingedge you put a lower-case i in front of it. Thus we have the Apple iPod and iPad and iMac and the iStephen iHarper. OK, so that last one didn’t work so well, but now BMW’s getting on board with the i3 and i8. You may recognize the Teutonic brand’s 3- and 6-series designations from countless great cars over the last three decades. However, where the “i” in that 325i badge once stood for fuelinjected, now BMW wants “i” to make you think about a completely new approach to getting around. Firstly though, don’t be alarmed by the Blade Runner looks of the concepts that Bimmer has just dropped the wraps on. Other manufacturers may be moving towards self-driving automobiles, but BMW’s best slogan was always, “the

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AT the leaner and more competitive GM, the legendary Buick brand slots in very nicely as the logical progression for loyal consumers who want something more luxurious than a Chevrolet and an alternative to a Cadillac. The Buick division has revived the Regal nameplate for the 2011 model year as a mid-size sports sedan that breaks away from the traditional Buick mould. It was born in Germany, as the Opel Insignia, where it has already won a number of major awards including the 2009 European Car of the Year. The standard engine is an Ecotec 2.4-litre direct-injection engine that’s rated at 182 horsepower, but only comes with a six-speed automatic

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transmission. It does have a manual floor-shift mode and this drive combination can provide excellent highway fuel economy, rated at 6.5 litres/100 kilometres. The optional drivetrain is an Ecotec 2.0-litre, a turbocharged direct-injection engine that’s rated at 220 h.p. It comes with a six-speed manual transmission and a different six-speed automatic is an option. Its 7.0 l/100 km highway fuel economy rating is also excellent, considering the extra power. Regal comes with a MacPherson strut front suspension and fourlink independent rear suspension. Its four-wheel disc brake system has four-

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Deep trunk hindered by slight rise in floor From page 35 a 120-volt power outlet, Bluetooth wireless phone, XM Satellite Radio and the OnStar system. Available options include a navigation system, a Harman Kardon sound system with internal flash drive and a 40 GB hard drive with a USB port. Our test Regal CLX was built in Germany, but North American production is moving to GM’s awardwinning Oshawa, Ont., assembly plant. This plant will also produce a new 2012 high-performance version called the Regal GS, which is due out this fall. Also available for the 2012 model year will be a hybrid-engine version called Regal eAssist. The looks A nice size automobile, Regal has a rounded, sweeping coupe-like styling. Prominently positioned on a modern rendition the traditional “waterfall” grille is a large Buick emblem. At the rear, the sloping roofline connects to a short deck with an integrated spoiler lip and it has distinctive large, wraparound taillights. Eighteeninch alloy wheels are standard and the turbo edition comes with 19-inch wheels. Regal actually shares most of its body panels with the Opel Insignia. And there’s a very subtle indented character line that sweeps up behind the front wheel, carries through the rear door

and aligns with the taillight. The inside The sweeping design theme carries over to the interior, where the Regal’s dashboard flows seamlessly into the side door panels. It’s a nicely crafted dash with a number of interesting eye-entertaining elements, a large glovebox and an extra drop-down pocket on the left side of the steering wheel. Overall, the dash provides a twin cockpit effect and it’s a low, driver-centric layout. The driver also gets a thickrimmed, leather-wrapped steering wheel and well bolstered seat to match its spirited driving experience. The rear seat is comfortable even though the seatback is more upright than usual and there’s no centre seat head restraint. An indent in the front seatback allows some extra knee room and headroom is OK for those under six feet tall. While the trunk is a good size and is quite deep in length, a small rise in the cargo floor makes it awkward to slide a heavier item all the way into the trunk, close to the rear seatback, which can be frustrating. Safety On the safety front, Regal comes with StabiliTrak, the GM stability control system and a full-function traction control. Six air bags are standard and additional rear seat side air bags are an option, bringing the airbag total to eight.

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The A team STAN Rothstein takes his passengers on an old-timey trip in his 1929 Model A Ford. Members of the Lions Gate Model A Ford Club gathered in West Vancouver on July 24 for a driving parade to Britannia Beach and back. Visit the photo gallery section at www.nsnews.com for more parade pics. The drive The 2.4-litre Ecotec engine in my test Regal performed impressively well and it can provide enough power to satisfy most owners. Another bonus is that it runs on regular gasoline unlike the optional Turbo engine, which calls for premium fuel. On balance, however, it would be hard to resist the extra power that the turbo engine offers, particularly when the fuel consumption penalty is minimal. My memory of the manual

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