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A North Vancouver father has launched a human rights case aimed at forcing schools to administer insulin to children with diabetes. John Paul Morrison lodged the complaint against the North Vancouver school district and the B.C. Ministry of Children and Family Development in March. It recently received the go-ahead from the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal. Morrison’s eight-year-old son, Jack, was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes at age four. He requires daily injections of insulin to maintain healthy blood-sugar levels. While older children can usually administer the medicine themselves, younger children need help. But when Jack started attending elementary school, district officials informed Morrison that staff weren’t trained to administer the drug or check blood-glucose levels. That’s the parent’s responsibility, See Father page 5

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MOUNT Seymour pitcher Stefan Biro takes aim during his team’s 13-3 win over Sydney, N.S. Wednesday at the Canadian Little League Championships at North Vancouver’s Zuehlke Park. Seymour, the host team, will face the B.C. champs from Langley in one semifinal today at 6 p.m., while Ontario will meet Quebec at 3 p.m. Photo galleries and video highlights are online at www.nsnews.com. See story page 3.

Live war-era bomb surfaces in WV Manisha Krishnan mkrishnan@nsnews.com

POLICE and military officials descended on a West Vancouver neighbourhood Tuesday afternoon when workers uncovered a live decades-old bomb on a construction site. Work on a new home in the 6700-block of Batchelor Bay Place in Whytecliff came to a halt at about 3 p.m. when crews digging on the property noticed something odd. “They found a 16-inch munitions shell exposed on the ground,” said Cpl. Jag Johal, a spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department.

Police put neighbourhood on alert after workers uncover munitions on construction site

“It appeared to be live and heavily corroded.” The projectile, four inches in diameter and weighing around 15 kilograms, still had a detonator on its tip. A second shell — this one an empty casing — was also discovered. Police arrived a short time later and set up a safety zone 100 metres from the weapons. Officers informed neighbours they might need to evacuate.

“It’s advisable to be away from the device, because should it go off, if there’s any shrapnel, et cetera . . . you could be exposed to it,” said Johal, adding this is the first time he’s heard of armaments being located in the district. The Canadian Navy’s Maritime Explosives Ordnance Disposal unit, based out of Esquimalt, B.C., was contacted to remove the bombs. They arrived shortly after midnight and took the explosive device away, detonating it in a secure location Thursday morning. It’s unclear how the shells ended up at the site, but the history of the area has given rise to some speculation. General Victor Odlum, a Canadian soldier who fought See Previous page 3

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Seymour makes national semis Host to face rival Langley in Friday night showdown Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

HOST team Mount Seymour will get another crack at their provincial rivals from Langley in the semifinals of the Canadian Little League Championships Friday night at Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park in North Vancouver. The two teams met on opening day of the tournament with Langley, the B.C. provincial champs, riding one big inning to a 10-3 win. They’ll meet again Friday at 6 p.m. at Zuehlke Park with a

berth in the national final on the line. In the other semifinal, Ontario will meet Quebec at 3 p.m. on Friday. Wednesday was the last day of round robin play and North Van’s Mount Seymour knocked off Atlantic team, Sydney Mines Little League from Nova Scotia, 13-3 to notch their third straight win after dropping their first two games of the tournament. Triston Matthews, Cameron Filippone and Marshall Hogan all hit home runs for Seymour as the team’s bats exploded for their biggest offensive output of the tournament to end the game by mercy rule after four innings. Matthews finished with three hits, three runs batted in and two runs scored while Filippone also ended the day with three RBIs. The win put Seymour at 3-2 after round robin play, good enough for third place. Langley knocked off Prairies team, Calgary’s Rocky Mountain Little League, 18-4 Wednesday to

clinch second place with a 4-1 record. Toronto’s High Park Little League, representing Ontario, finished on top with a perfect 5-0 mark while team Quebec from Valleyfield placed fourth at 2-3. Atlantic will play Prairies Friday at noon in the fifth and sixth place game. The winners of the two semifinals will advance to the championship game scheduled for 1 p.m. Saturday at Zuehlke Park with a berth in the famous Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa., on the line. Admission to all games is free. Saturday’s final will be broadcast live across Canada on Sportsnet. Visit the North Shore News website at www. nsnews.com to find photos from every day of the tournament in our Photo Gallery section and video highlights from every game of the tournament in our Video section.

Previous landowner fought in Boer War From page 1 in the Boer War as well as the First and Second World Wars, owned the five-acre lot on which the home under construction and several surrounding properties sit. “It’s a possibility that it was once a souvenir, but it would’ve been a souvenir a long, long, long time ago,” said Petty Officer Garry Solyon of the navy’s bomb disposal unit. “It could be that somebody had set a few of these up in the back corners of their gardens and then eventually they got plowed under.” Solyon cautioned residents who may have similar artifacts lying around to have them checked out. “We have on several occasions picked up stuff that was in people’s homes — grenades and bomblets and bombs — that were not safe.” WorkSafeBC is surveying the land to make sure there are no more explosives before construction resumes.

Family seeks missing NV man Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

FAMILY members of a missing man are desperate for the public’s help in finding their loved one.

Walter Bartlett, 60, was last seen leaving the Army and Navy Pub in North Vancouver at 7:30 p.m. Aug. 1. His bank account was used the following day, but there has been no trace of him since then. “I usually talk to him at least four times a week,” said his daughter, Sandra Bartlett. “We’re very close. I even talk to him on his lunch breaks. Now his phone is off and none of his friends have seen him since he left the Army and Navy that night. His car is missing. I’ve looked everywhere. He’s missed work as well. He hasn’t been at the usual places he hangs out, and he hasn’t contacted my sister Carly or me. His friends have

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A West Vancouver stock promoter has been accused of turning a profit through illegal insider trading by the B.C. Securities Commission. The executive director of the securities commission has ordered a hearing into the activities of Jerome John Rak, who is alleged to have flouted securities laws when he bought shares in an Alberta company based on knowledge that was not available to the general public at the time. According to the notice of hearing, on Aug. 4, 2009, Rak met with Arthur Millholland, former president and chief executive officer (CEO) of Oilexco Inc., in West Vancouver, to discuss the possibility of Millholland merging with another company, Velo, and becoming its president and CEO. The next day, Millholland began drafting a news release that would announce he had become the new president of Velo and sent that draft to Rak.

Between Aug. 5 and 7, before that news had become public, Rak is alleged to have bought 172,000 shares of Velo through a B.C. company called Belmont. Velo issued the news release at the end of the day Friday, Aug. 7, 2009, when the company’s share price was at about 20 cents. On Aug. 10, the next trading day, the share price rose to a high of 49.5 cents. Rak is accused of using insider knowledge of what was about to transpire at the company to make money, known as insider trading. A date for the hearing will be set Sept. 19. It isn’t the first time Rak has been in trouble with the securities commission. In 1988, he was banned from trading for eight years for what the commission described as “serious breaches of the act and other actions contrary to the public interest.” In handing down its decision at that time, the commission said Rak’s activities reflected “a blatant disregard of securities law and exemplify the practices which can bring securities markets into disrepute.” The news comes on the heals of an announcement

that two North Vancouver brothers are among seven men accused of “market manipulation” by the securities commission. Mark Aaron McLeary and Timothy John McLeary are alleged to have been part of “an orchestrated campaign to manipulate the share price of Sungro Minerals Inc.”, a Nevada corporation that originally had its head office in Surrey, B.C. According to the notice of hearing, the two men were part of a scheme in June 2009 to promote shares of the company on a discussion board and artificially inflate the price while at the same time directing sales of the shares, with net proceeds going back to Mark McLeary and his close friend Malkeet Singh Bains, who was also the sole director of Sungro. The men are accused by the commission of taking part in conduct that they knew contributed to the misleading appearance of trading activity and an artificial price for Sungro shares. They are also accused of making false or misleading statements in denying their involvement in the scheme during an interview with the commission. A date for the hearing will be set Sept. 26

looked everywhere and the police are looking into it.” Bartlett said her father, who lives in Upper Lonsdale, is in good health and has never gone missing before. “It’s completely out of character,” she said. “If he was going on vacation or something, I would know. It’s the weirdest feeling. I’m really worried. “Getting more people aware of the situation might help. Maybe someone saw him in a coffee shop or maybe saw that car parked by the side of the road near the forest. Maybe he went for a hike and got lost. It’s not likely, but you never know. Who knows what he was thinking Tuesday morning when he got up and took off. I’m scared and I’m worried.” Bartlett is Caucasian, six feet two inches tall and 180 pounds. He has dirty blond hair and a moustache. His daughter believes he would likely be wearing jeans or painting work clothes. He may also be driving a grey 1985 Oldsmobile Cutlass with B.C. licence plate 813 WHM. Anyone who may have seen Walter Bartlett should call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311.


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Father seeks policy change

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they said. Starting last September, when Jack entered Grade 1, that often meant two trips to school each day. “They have snacks and lunch, and every time you eat with diabetes you usually have some insulin,” said Morrison. “The school basically pointed the finger to nursing support services and Vancouver Coastal Health, and their nurse said ‘we don’t do this.’” After several complaints, Vancouver Coastal Health offered to train a schoolsupport worker to administer insulin for Jack starting this coming September, but Morrison said they are still calling his a “special situation.” He wants to see the school district’s policy on diabetes changed, so other parents don’t experience the same frustration. “We don’t want to just fix this for Jack,” said Morrison. “We could just walk away and say we’re done; we got what we need.” In a written response to his submission, the tribunal accepted the allegations and said the complaint could be heard on the grounds of physical disability. A separate complaint against the Ministry of Health Services wasn’t accepted. The North Vancouver school district couldn’t comment on any specific case, but said the Ministry of Education doesn’t fund full-time aides needed to provide that level of care. Instead, school staff try to find individual arrangements for each student. “Staff typically organize a meeting in advanceofregistrationforparentsofchildren with special needs,” said spokeswoman Victoria Miles in an email statement. Todd Pocklington is facing a similar Steve Bosch, Vancouver Sun challenge with his son, Macoy, who starts Kindergarten this September. Macoy turns JOHN Paul Morrison and son Jack, 8, hold up a glucose meter and insulin five this month and uses an insulin pump, pen Jack has used since he was diagnosed with Type 1 Diabetes. and the Pocklingtons asked the North Vancouver school district for a teaching aide to help Macoy monitor wife has taken her vacation for the first three weeks of school, but the glucose levels and administer insulin. Pocklington has been told both parents work, making visits to school much more difficult. He another aide will try to take time from a different student to attend said he doesn’t see a reason why school staff can’t be trained. Morrison runs the website www.unsafeatschool.ca for information to Macoy, but, less than a month before Labour Day, the details are on school policies for diabetic students across the country, which lists still up in the air. “I’m very scared to know what’s going to happen,” he said. His further information on the complaint. 5 YR VARIABLE 2.10

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he chaos that consumed England thisweekhasbroughtsomeclarity to Vancouver’s own Stanley Cup riot of two months ago. The destruction that tore through the Vancouver core in June was deeply disturbing, but compared to the pandemonium gripping London, it was a relatively minor event. Storefronts were smashed and more than 100 people were injured, but very few of them seriously. Police dispersed the crowd in a matter of hours, and much of the mess was gone by the following day — thanks largely to efforts by the public. It was followed by a flood of apologies, some of them from the participants, and later by similarly large gatherings that have finished peacefully. The mayhem across the Atlantic was a different animal altogether. Looting and

violence continued for days and spread to other cities; residential buildings were torched with people inside them; police, entering the fray by the thousands, were overwhelmed. The difference was one of cause. England’s riots were triggered and sustained by deep-seated social issues: simmering racial tensions and economic disparity. Vancouver’s riot, in retrospect, was more a crime of opportunity, brought on by a toxic mixture of alcohol, high emotion and shocking but short-lived mob mentality. In its wake, there was a lot of soul searching, and rightly so, but in reality there is nothing wrong with our city or its populace that isn’t found throughout the world. Vancouver’s problem isn’t one of social decay, but of crowd control.

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Dear Editor: I would like to respond to Gerry Scott’s Aug. 5 letter, North Shore of Yore was a Bearless Eden, in which he questions the logic of Tracey Weldon’s earlier letter, Learn to Change Behaviour if You Live in Bear Country (July 13, North Shore News). Mr. Scott’s letter is a nostalgic blend of romance and period reality, referring to the area as a “young boy’s paradise,” where “parents gave us the freedom to explore the forest without fear of bears or any other dangers.” Our lush, wooded hillsides are still the same “paradise” he enjoyed and are today regularly and safely explored by young and old alike, and in far greater numbers. And, as in Mr. Scott’s cherished childhood memories, the bears are still seldom, if ever, seen. They are there (and always have been) but choose to

keep their distance from us, tolerating us in their homeland and wishing us no harm — an attitude we often fail to recognize, or appreciate. As in his youth, paperboys are still safely delivering papers on the same routes mentioned, despite a vastly increased human population from the “five per cent” of Mr. Scott’s day. That population is relentlessly encroaching into the bears’ traditional territory. Such encroachment is at the heart of our problem. Our garbage attracts the food-seeking bears to our neighbourhoods, inevitably resulting in the problems we often hear about. Mr. Scott’s assertion that “it is the behaviour of bears rather than people that needs to be changed,” is absurd and simplistic. See Don’t page 7

Drivers should peddle bikes, not fees Dear Editor: I had to chuckle about letter writer Gerry Wolff’s statement “Why we as motorists are penalized to pay for this SkyTrain expansion is beyond my comprehension; we never use the transit system and if we were to, we’d buy a ticket” (Transit Cash Crunch Solved: Bill Cyclists, Aug. 5, North Shore News). So if everybody simply stopped using transit and just jolly well drove everywhere, problem solved? He carries on: “In many cases, bikers are inconsiderate and fail to obey traffic rules. They should be required to take a driving test, be issued a permit and pay a licensing fee, just as we motorists are required to do.”

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So non-transit, ticket-buying cyclists would then also have a license to be inconsiderate and disobedient? Seriously, every cyclist reduces road congestion and pollution. Every cyclist saves mega public health care dollars through fitness. Every cyclist treads lightly on our costly roads, causing no potholes. Our sleepy little North Shore is growing up fast, and gridlockreducing cyclists should be thanked and encouraged. Gerry, come join all of us, old and young; peddle back the hands of time and recover your inner happy. Yours in cycling soon, I hope. Jenny Walter North Vancouver

Bus changes driving up danger for North Van riders

Dear Editor: I recently discovered the reduced frequency in service to the Highlands bus line after I arrived on the SeaBus late one night (Bus Changes Drive NV Riders From Transit, Aug. 5, North Shore News). I waited at the Highlands stop at Lonsdale Quay while all the other buses pulled away, leaving me and a dozen others standing alone. When the group was informed by a transit supervisor that the bus would not come for another half hour, one young teen — who had just bid goodbye to her two friends taking another bus — walked away, presumably along the bus route, which leads through some of the riskier areas of the city. I hope she made it home without incident. This got me thinking about others along the route, waiting, potentially alone, at a bus stop late at night. Such a long wait will increase exposure to ill-intentioned passersby, or conversely, encourage potential mischief for those so inclined. I wrote to TransLink, who did not address my concern for public safety, but replied: “Even though ridership on certain routes might be low, TransLink will maintain service for transit-dependent customers as much as possible and where the routes are important connectors in the network. We will also minimize service reductions in areas where there are no alternatives.” Strangely, there are no other buses that service the Highland route between the Quay and Edgemont Village, so their statement seems contradictory. Moreover, transit riders rely on TransLink not only for transportation, but for security. For the sake of public safety, I urge TransLink to reinstate the Highlands route frequency (every 30 minutes) and its original route. David Moorhouse North Vancouver

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B.C. to drag municipal books into the light First came two reports by the Canadian Federation of Independent Business. One showed that municipal government spending in the last decade had increased at twice the speed of population growth and inflation. In one year alone (2008), municipal spending rose by almost 10 per cent, far more than the 4.4 per cent growth in population and inflation combined. The other report showed that commercial businesses were being squeezed by steadily increasing property taxes. Business property taxes are now almost three times that of resident property taxes, which spells bad news not only for those businesses but also potentially for municipalities as well, if businesses close or relocate because of high taxation. Next was that dust-up over the proposed two-

taxpayers by agreeing to ridiculously generous collective agreements (when it comes to benefits) with unionized staff. Hochstein took no issue with the unions, but aimed his criticism directly at the municipal politicians for agreeing to the contracts. Now, another shoe is about to drop. Few will remember this, but Premier Christy Clark promised — back when she was in the middle of the B.C. Liberal leadership race — to establish a new independent watchdog of municipal finances if she won the leadership. Well, she won and, yes, she is embarking on establishing the Office of the Municipal Auditor-General. The deputy minister of community services, Don Fast, has quietly been leading the consultation phase. It will continue through the upcoming Union of B.C. Municipalities convention in the fall. The new office will likely be modeled on the provincial auditor-general, who is an independent officer of the legislature and who has the ability to scrutinize government operations and spending decisions. Some of the B.C. auditorgeneral’s investigations have

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cents-a-litre gas tax to help pay for the Evergreen transit line. Most Metro Vancouver mayors signed off on the deal. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins said the mayors should scrap the tax and instead look inward to cut about one per cent of their municipal budgets. The reaction from some mayors was telling, in that they utterly dismissed the notion of cutting back spending. Next up was Phillip Hochstein, president of the Independent Contractors and Business Association. He appeared on CKNW and wrote an op-ed piece for the Province newspaper in which he painstakingly made the case that municipal politicians have sold out

Don’t confuse bears with poodles These are food-motivated wild animals, not pet poodles. However, through literally years of ongoing educational effort by both professional and volunteer workers alike, our North Shore community is becoming more and more cognisant of the need to safely store bear attractants. And more importantly, we are coming to recognize that such measures are the key to safely coexisting with the local bear population — which, like it or not, is not going

away. Such measures are, as Tracy Weldon pointed out, the only logical way to control the situation, empowering residents to become part of the solution rather than the problem. The North Shore is still a paradise, and millions of people the world over would love to inherit the problems Mr. Scott grumbles about for the chance to live here. We need to recognize what we have, and that the bears are part of that. Mick Webb North Vancouver

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led to embarrassments for the provincial government over the years. One has to assume there is potential for the municipal version to do the same thing. Municipal politicians love to insist they are the most accountable of all government because they are “closest” to the voters. But this is nonsense, of course. Voter turnout in municipal and school board elections is even lower than those for provincial and federal elections. As well, municipal governments garner nowhere near the media scrutiny aimed at other levels of government. A typical municipality may have a reporter from the local paper covering the council meetings, but small papers don’t have the resources to offer much more than that. By comparison, three television stations, several

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Flying cars and the teenaged mind

ELEVEN years have past since the start of the 21st century and, as many of you will have noticed, cars still don’t fly. This column is about why. When I was a child growing up in the 1980s, I was sure that by the year 2000 — and certainly the year 2011 — it would be the future. It was also well established in movies and TV that that future would take one of two forms, either 1) Humanity would commit some collective boo-boo, such as destroy civilization, and we’d have no choice but to change into outfits made of sack cloth and car parts, head to the desert and fight each other over gasoline, or 2) we’d somehow avoid destroying civilization and everything would end up futuristic and awesome. The latter scenario came with certain universal assumptions: cities would be giant and glowy; humans would come to hate the shirt collar and almost all furniture; everyone would, inexplicably, embrace the video phone; and — most importantly — cars would fly. Oh, and we’d have robots that would inevitably rebel and enslave us. Which, it always struck me, seemed to be a function of obvious design flaws: Robot designer: “Okay, so in addition to superintelligence, we’ve given it a shoulder-mounted human incinerator and lawnmower hands.” Impressed executive: “Sounds good to me. What about emotions?” Designer: “We’ve been working on that, but so far we can only do vengeful.” Executive: “Good enough. Give it a single, menacing red eye and I we’ll have the perfect helper robot.” If they’d give them, like, pool-noodle arms, rebellion wouldn’t be an issue. Anyway. I digress. Back to flying cars. As with much of the human race, I imagine, I was disappointed to wake up on New Year’s Day 2000 and discover that a) I had a hangover that could make god call in sick, and b) my car still had wheels. Many of you probably assume that this disappointing lack of progress is just a question of technology, that as soon as we develop an affordable mid-size sedan that repels gravity — and, obviously, overcome the powerful wheel lobby — boring, ground-based vehicles will be a thing of the past. Well, you assume wrong. Flying cars don’t exist, and

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can never exist, because of one inescapable fact: Fully half of our species, through a quirk of biology, must at some point be adolescent males. I know. Some of you, especially those who are or have teenagers, will raise objections to this true but sweeping generalization. I guess, more specifically, I mean a large proportion of our population has to be adolescent males like the one I was. Here’s a story, to illustrate my point: I learnt to drive on an early 90s-era diesel-powered Ford F-350. It had a five-passenger cab and a box you could carry a submarine in, and it cornered and accelerated at about the speed of Greenland. Also, at 21 feet, it was just slightly longer than all parking spaces everywhere. One day, a few months after having somehow got a driver’s licence, I decided to cross the highway. I was in a parking lot at the time, and my mission was to drive across four lanes of traffic with no traffic lights to a road on the opposite side. On a relatively uncluttered rural highway, this shouldn’t haven’t been an issue. And it wouldn’t have been for someone who wasn’t a 16-year-old male in a Ford F-350. The thing about 16-yearold me, like a lot of 16-yearold friends I had at the time, was that I didn’t have a lot of patience or, if I’m being honest, intelligence, and there were few things I found more boring while sitting by the side of the highway than waiting for a safe moment to cross. After holding off for what must have been at least five or six seconds, I identified a space between two extremely fast cars that I might just have been able to make had I also at the same time set a land-speed record but, I remind the reader, I was basically driving Greenland. By the middle of the highway, I had reached a speed of approximately zero when someone started to make the sound of squealing tires at me. I looked up just in time to see a small, alarmed Hyundai run at about 80 kilometres per

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hour into my passenger side. Those of you who, through poor planning or a sense of adventure, have driven a compact car into the side of a Ford F 350 will know that the process is much like driving a muffin into an aircraft carrier. The truck was more or less unscathed, but the other car was, conservatively, about half the length it had been when it had set out that morning. The other driver, thanks to seat belts and airbags and engineers who design their cars in the knowledge that teenaged males exist — was unhurt, if a little surprised and disappointed. I was completely fine. Had I had coffee, it’s likely it would have been fine too. Based on the results of the traffic analysis, which quickly ascribed the collision to stupidity, it was clear there were two features of that accident that had prevented it from being worse: 1) The Ford was an impenetrable fortress that nothing non-nuclear could make a dent in ever; and 2) It couldn’t fly. Looking back, I wonder what might have become of me, my home, my neighbours, the sky in general if, as a teenager, I had had a third dimension to navigate. The vision of a utopic future filled with personal vehicles soaring free from traffic jams may seem appealing, until you remember that we would in essence be filling our cities with giant, dimwitted bullets. We may yet develop the technology, and we might even experiment with it, but I guarantee we will be reevaluating that idea by the end of the first day when someone drives Dad’s Lexus into the sun. As long as young males like my past self remain a reality, cars of the future will remain a fiction. Hopefully it won’t be true of the robots. jweldon@nsnews.com

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INQUIRING REPORTER CONSERVATION officers have shot four bears so far this year after the animals were deemed problem bears, habituated to living on garbage and unafraid of humans. The figure is on track to match the 10 bears shot last year. Organizers of the North Shore Bear Network say residents still aren’t doing enough to take care of their garbage to prevent the animals from coming into urban areas in the first place. But is that really the problem? Let us know what you think: Find us on Facebook and add your two cents, or post your comment to Inquiring Reporter at www. nsnews. com. —Tessa Holloway

Barbara Brown North Vancouver I would say that people aren’t careful enough, that’s on the whole. . . . We’re trying, but it’s not enough.

Are residents responsible for the death of bears habituated to garbage?

Diana Hounsell North Vancouver I guess (we’re) responsible in the sense that we’re gradually encroaching on their territory, and we leave lots of garbage around. I suppose from that point of view, yes.

Charlotte Watson North Vancouver Residents are responsible when they do irresponsible things, like leave their garbage out overnight (but) that’s not the whole reason why bears are coming in.

Aaron Mitton Vancouver I think it’s human’s responsibility, because we’re moving into their territory; they were there first. As far as them being put down, I don’t think that should happen ever.

Blair Corson Port Coquitlam It’s probably a little bit to do with the climate, since they don’t have any berries this year, so they move down to find human food, and we’re giving it to them.

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Camp documents experiences of Israelis, Palestinians Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

FOR Daniel LeBaron, the Palestinian-Israeli conflict used to be something he only knew about through the reports of violence that filtered out through the news. But today, the Rockridge graduate has achieved a new and deeper understanding, thanks to the Palestinian and Israeli friends he made

as part of a B.C. film camp this year. The goal of the Peace It Together camp was to document the experiences of Palestinians and Israelis through film in a way that promotes peace, but as LeBaron explains, the films only scratch the surface of what the participants go through in the process. “I was really nervous going into the camp,” said LeBaron. “I know quite a bit, but I was still worried about my lack of factual knowledge, and to be completely honest, I was worried about stepping outside my easy-going life.” “I learned a lot about the conflict itself. I heard stories — soldiers going into people’s houses in the middle of the night, taking their brothers from them — that I’ll never be able to forget.” The three-week program, which started July 7, took youth from Israel, Palestine and Canada and brought them together for a week in Pemberton and two weeks at UBC to work on the films. Each

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in New Mexico. The first camp, in 2004, didn’t have the film theme, and focused more on outdoor adventure and breaking down barriers, but Lazar said it was clear the students needed something tangible to take home with them. The next camp, in 2008, partnered with the Gulf Island Film School. Lazar found it to be a perfect fit. “The process of filmmaking is a perfect metaphor for peace building, and the films were actually really interesting,” he said. LeBaron created a film with two dancers, Daniella Segal from Israel and Amal Adawi from Palestine, that focused on their shared talent. In the film, the two perform traditional folk dances alone in their studios, cut together with flashbacks of painful memories, before appearing on stage together. Every little detail of the film was scrutinized by the participants, said LeBaron, and at one point they had to redo Adawi’s flashback scene because it didn’t feel right for her. It was just a few seconds of footage, but LeBaron realized how important it was to get it right. “A lot of emotions were going on the whole time, some positive and some negative,” he said. “I got to my point where I was almost ready to give up doing the filmmaking because so much had gone on, so much was going on.” While it might sound uncomfortable to have to air all those feelings all at once — and for LeBaron, it certainly was — it was worth it in the end, he said. Participants were surprised at how similar they were as people. “Slowly over the time, as they got to know each other, they realized they like the same things, they get up at the same time, eat the same things for breakfast.” LeBaron, who is attending the University of Victoria after graduating from Rockridge in 2008, knows he wants to keep encouraging peace, even if he’s not sure what form that will take. All the 2011 films can be viewed online at www.peaceittogether.com.

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Anne Louise Tyler Bull enjoys the music while she paints.

Edgar Muenala plays the pan flute. The City of North Vancouver’s new summer concert series Concerts in the Square continued Aug. 6 at Shipbuilders’ Square. Audience members enjoyed the hot sunny weather as pan flutist Edgar Muenala and a variety of other performers took the stage. The free family-friendly event also featured craft and food vendors. The concerts, held Saturdays, will run until Aug. 27. This Saturday, Aug. 13, Jim Byrnes will take the stage. Gates open at noon, cultural entertainers perform in the afternoon, live bands start at 4 p.m. and headliners take the stage at 7 p.m. Info: www.cnv.org/concertsinthesquare.

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CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:30-5 p.m. Info: 604-929-4354 or artemisinthecove@gmail.com. Aurum-Argentum Gallery: 1351 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, on Granville Island. Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., Sunday 11 a.m.-6 p.m. Rebecca Davies, a North Vancouver artist will display her works in acrylic and print media, dealing with whimsical abstraction, colour play and comedic line drawing. Exhibit runs until Aug. 31. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: www. bellevuegallery.ca. Promise and Passion: Artist Galen Felde will be exhibiting her paintings until Aug. 31. BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday-Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: www.nsartists.ca. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915. www.bucklandsoutherst.com. Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. International Group Exhibition: Works from Canadian, Iranian, Mexican, Dutch and American artists will be on display until Aug. 15. Exhibitors include Bita Tabrizi, Jasper, kulie, M. Kamran, Maryam Ebrahimi, Kazem Rokni, Negar Kashian, Niloofar Ziae, Reyhaneh Bakhtiari, Saragon, Shohreh Khademi, Sian Woodward, Suzanneh Safi and Willy. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. The Gift Box: Small, impulse-buy gift items will be for sale until Jan. 30, 2012. Works from artists Jen Ellis, Mary Blaze, Heike Kapp, Ana Isabel and Lina Cutnam on sale until Oct. 31. Afghanistan at a Glance: An exhibit of oil paintings and installations from Middle Eastern artists Reyhaneh Bakhtiari, Guity Adib and Barry Alavi on life in Afghanistan, Aug. 12-27. The Civic Plaza: Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, North Vancouver. Summer Artisan Craft Fair: Between 15 and 30 local crafters will See more page 15

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CALENDAR display and sell their unique handmade items Aug. 13 and 14 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: www. nvartscouncil.ca/events/craft-fairs or 604-9886844. 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. 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 a photography exhibit titled Photosynthesis: a vivid photographic exhibition of diverse foliage by Jennifer Lamb until Sept. 28. Opening reception: Saturday, Aug. 13, 2-4 p.m. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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. 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: 604-980-7182. Dolls in Public Places: An exhibition of dolls by the Coast Character Doll Artists runs until Sept. 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 paintings of West Coast landscapes focusing on tree patterns will be on display until Aug. 28. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www. silkpurse.ca. Seasons: Exhibition of oil paintings by Elizabeth McLaren reflecting her love of nature. Show runs until Aug 21. Memento of Colour: Photography by Jinah Hwang will be on display from Aug. 23 to Sept. 4. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 23, 6-8 p.m. See more page 18

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MUSIC 12TH ANNUAL BURNABY BLUES AND ROOTS FESTIVAL AT DEER LAKE PARK

Luke Doucet ditching his solo career Forming new band with wife Melissa McClelland after Burnaby blues fest

■ 12th annual Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival, Saturday, Aug. 13, Deer Lake Park, Gater open at 2 p.m.

Stefania Seccia Contributing Writer

LUKE Doucet performs his last gig with his current band, the White Falcon, tomorrow night at the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival.

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MELISSA McClelland will join her husband Luke Doucet on stage at the Burnaby Blues and Roots Festival tomorrow night.

It should be a touching final performance for the musician, as his wife, musician Melissa McClelland, and daughter plan to join him on stage. “It’s the one performance I’ve been looking forward to all summer,” Doucet says in a phone interview from Calgary. “I’ll be up there with my wife and daughter on the West Coast, all together and we get to play an outdoor festival in the greater Vancouver area. It’s very exciting to me.” Doucet says he and his wife are moving on together to form a new band, Whitehorse. “We’re putting our solo careers on hold,” he says. “We have a record coming out this September.” Doucet has made a career in music for the past 15 years plus, including a tour with close friend Sarah McLachlan. The singer/songwriter describes his sound as a bit rock and roll, blues and country. “It’s equal parts,” he says. “It’s a bit of all these things.” Since he was four years old, Doucet has been exposed to iconic musicians such as Bob Dylan, Tom Waits, Paul Simon, Willie Nelson and the like — thanks to his family, who would play that music loudly throughout the day. “I didn’t choose for them to influence me,” Doucet explains. “I would hear that music at

the table eating Shreddies with my mom and sister. “Everything I hear musically influences me. You don’t choose your influences. Your influences choose you.” Like his influences, Doucet has also witnessed what he calls a devolution in his music. When he learned to play his guitar, it was right around the time the alternative movement hit. “When I first played guitar, I was so deeply up the (butt) of my guitar, I didn’t hear the music, just the guitar,” he says. “I wouldn’t think about songs until the ’90s and late ’80s, when the alternative movement hit, and it was all about deconstruction.” He was very influenced at the time by bands such as the Flaming Lips. Now he’s “back to the cradle” and making music in a lot of different ways. “The music I do now is more obvious,” he says, adding that as musicians age they don’t try as hard to find their sound. “It sounds like it’s coming from a certain time or place.” Doucet uses the example of Dylan and Waits, who don’t make boring music because they’ve had such long musical careers in the spotlight. “Not to sound cliché, but things have become more simple musically for me. There’s something about somebody who’s not trying so hard.” Doucet says everyone’s really looking forward to tomorrow’s performance with his wife and 15-year-old daughter, Chloe DoucetWinkelman, who will also be playing the guitar. “I know Chloe is excited. It’s going to be really special.” The festival runs from 2 to 10 p.m. at Deer Lake Park. Single tickets cost $65 or $70 on the day of show. Visit www.burnabyblues festival.com or call 604-205-3000 for more information. Other performers at this year’s festival include headliner k.d. lang, John Mayall and Imelda May. For more coverage of participating artists go to www.burnabynow. com.

JAY-Z and Kanye West released their new album, Watch the Throne, on iTunes Aug. 8. The physical CD release is out today.

TINARIWEN, a band of Tuareg musicians from the Sahara Desert region of northern Mali, release their new album, Tassili, on Anti- Records Aug. 30.

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Lenny Kravitz — Black and White America; Beirut — The Rip Tide. Sept. 6 Drawn Ship — Low Domestic; Lindsey Buckingham — Seeds We Sow. Sept. 13 Black Francis — Paley & Francis; 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.


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MUSIC

Beirut bonds with Commodore crowd ■ Beirut and Basia Bulat, Commodore Ballroom, Aug. 9.

BEING THERE

Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

I arrived early to grab a spot in front of the stage for Beirut’s first night of a two-night stand at the Commodore, and good thing I did — the crowd was passionate and enthusiastic, and before long we were in the centre of a crush of people.

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BEIRUT’S latest album, The Rip Tide, is set for release on Aug. 30.

It was also worth getting a good spot to see Basia Bulat, the opening act. A Canadian whose parents hail from Poland, she fit right in with the old world feel, and played five different instruments through her quick set: a ukulele, guitar, autoharp, a 90-year-old hammered dulcimer as well as a piano borrowed from Beirut. That’s not including, of course, the song she sang a cappella. Every time Bulat raised her voice the audience roared, and she would let out a nervously appreciative smile in response, appearing almost embarrassed at the love flung her way. It only served to egg on the fans, who immediately fell in love with her soft vocals. Showing a modesty far out of proportion to her vast talents, Bulat even stayed at her merchandise table until the last soul left the building, selling CDs and chatting with fans. The volume level jumped considerably as the six members of Beirut took the stage. Complete

with a three-piece horn section, including lead singer Zach Condon on trumpet alongside a French horn and trombone, the band knew exactly how to fill up the room with sound. Adding to the cacophony was the audience who let out an anticipatory cheer during the first few bars of almost every song. They also left plenty of quiet moments when the crowd could be heard singing the lyrics. Beirut’s sound is unlike almost anything on tour these days, combining the horns with an accordion, piano, bass and drums, with Kelly Pratt jumping between the French horn, trumpet and glockenspiel and Condon picking up the ukulele for a few songs. Condon was all business for most of the show, choosing to bypass the small talk and save his voice for the music. Still, he took a short break midway through to announce the next song was for his wife, gesturing to the side of the room. To his side, bandmate Pratt blew the notes of “Happy Birthday” on the trumpet, and the crowd joined in the festivities. A highly memorable show with great musicianship, I will definitely look for tickets the next time the band swings through Vancouver. Big smiles and shoeless grooves: ■ Drummer Nick Petree was clearly enjoying himself, wearing a big smile throughout the entire show and occasionally sticking his tongue See Beirut page 18

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CALENDAR From page 15 Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. starfireattheferries.com. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday,

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Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 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: 604-4691651. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. Selected Works from the

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out as he waved his head back and forth to the beat. At one point he was overcome with the music, and stood up from his stool and threw his hands into the air. ■ Bassist Jason Poranski looked the opposite when he first stepped on stage, a little too subdued for the Commodore Ballroom. But after one song he slipped his shoes off, left them neatly arranged next to his spare instruments and, now wearing only socks, started to find his groove. The shoes didn’t come back on again until the last few songs before the encore. ■ At the end of the night the band came to the edge of the stage to share high fives with the crowd and hand out the set lists to fans, but apparently not everyone got what they were looking for. Just after the band had stepped out of view someone reached on stage to snag Condon’s empty beer bottle. It will be a loved souvenir, no doubt.


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CALENDAR From page 18 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 12, The Steel Toe Boots. 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. 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: 604-9257292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Lions Gate Sinfonia: The North Shore’s very own symphony orchestra performs a special concert Aug. 18, 10:30 a.m. Tickets $12/$15. Shante Chanter: Young soprano Shante Van Horlick will perform Thursday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12.

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Photosynthesis

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

mattie à la mode

Cool layers for chilly nights DEAR Mattie:

Can I wear summer clothes in the fall? Savouring Summer in Dundarave

Dear Dundarave: Now that summer is almost over, creating the right transition wardrobe can be challenging. I say hold on to summer as long as we can. The summer fashion has been casual with a sense of style. This style has come from either your overall look or statement pieces. As the weather gets cooler, you can still have that summer expression with pants and long sleeves. Remember, it is windy at night on the beach! Keep wearing your summer fun and bold colours in your tops. Transition colours like khaki, beige, white or cream, and even denim will help you transition into the cooler fall season. Bermuda shorts, capris and pants are a great way to shift into fall. A fun way to keep the summer feel is to have a colourful tank under your open shirt. The shirt can be your jacket, in a pattern, or solid white, or even any denim wash. The shirt is heavy enough to keep you warm, and light enough to not be considered outerwear. This layering look is very much in fashion. If you are going to wear a shirt as a jacket, make sure it is tailored. Otherwise, it will look frumpy and not stylish. This season the silhouette was and is going to continue into the fall as body conscious. Don’t worry, that does not mean form fitting. There will be plenty of room to breathe. Denim vests are making a comeback and look great with a fitted T-shirt. They are versatile, as they look great with shorts, pants and a long or short flowing skirt. The look of the vest with shorts can look slightly masculine and dated. The best way to pull off this look is

with wedge espadrilles in a funky summer colour. Flip-flops are the best way to hold on to summer. The look is that you just got back from or going to the beach. Because summer should be a fun and colourful season, these shoes look best in any colour other than black, white or brown. The only exception would be if they were metallic. Havainas are the bestlooking affordable flip-flop out there. Their design is artistic enough to generate a sense of style with what can be considered a cheap beach shoe. Nail polish on your fingers and especially on your toes can also transition you into the fall season. Summer colours are fun and look great on your extremities. OPI’s Pirates of the Caribbean collection is trendy. These fun colours will match any business attire and most of the fall collections and still look summery. Although most people think that sunglasses are for sunny days, you should consider protecting your eyes on most days. This summer, sunglasses have been extremely varied. There are many looks for many personalities. Not only is purple popular, but yellow and turquoise have also popped up. The frames are skinny and the lenses are large. The look is light, so even though the shades are oversize, you can see through them. Hold on to summer for as long as you can. Adieu, Mattie Mattie a la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. She can be reached via email mattiealamode@gmail. com or visit her blog mattiealamode.com.

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AIBILEEN Clark (Viola Davis, left) and Minny Jackson (Octavia Spencer) take a risk that could have profound consequences for them both in The Help. The new film directed by Tate Taylor is based on the best-selling novel by Kathryn Stockett.

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■ White Collar Poet. Documentary web series premieres Aug. 15 at wwwwhitecollarpoet.com.

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WHAT would you be doing right now if you didn’t have to worry about money? That’s the question explored in a new webbased mockumentary comedy series created by Capilano University film graduates.

White Collar Poet is the story of Richard Scribe, an affluent and successful insurance broker who abruptly decides his true calling is poetry. To the chagrin of his coworkers and the bemusement of passersby, Scribe takes his rhymes to the streets. “He really is trying to spread the word,” laughs producer and director Michael Grand. “Here’s this character, a really successful businessman whose life is turned upside photo submitted down when he has this epiphany and decides he has THE White Collar Poet crew (right to left, producer/director Michael Grand, cameraman Louvens Remy and producer/sound tech James to get in touch with his artistic Brown) go over a scene with actor David Lewis, who plays the lead character Richard Scribe. side, and he thinks everyone “I think for all of us doing filmmaking,” Grand says, “there’s ‘Let’s just go out and do a little experiment.’ I gave him a couple else in his financial world really needs to as well.” this kind of straddling of two worlds. You have these creative of poems and we just went downtown and shot for a couple of The first full-length episodes will be available at www. whitecollarpoet.com on Aug. 15, but you can already check out the hours. That’s what turned into what you see in the prologue on the things you want to do, stories and characters, and do something artistic and say something. But at the same time, it’s very difficult website. We had so much fun we decided we could make a series prologue and a few teaser shorts online. The whole project, which to actually make money doing that. So you’re stuck between what out of it. It was almost on a whim; there was very little preparation will start with an eight-episode “season,” came about almost as a you would like to do if you didn’t have to think about money, or planning. People on the street were happy to play along. I think joke. and this whole other thing about paying bills and putting food on most people really thought he was an insurance broker. Some of “We had a great time working with David Lewis, the actor who the table.” them knew David was an actor after they talked to us, but some of plays Scribe, before and I was just itching to go out and have some Scribe’s story turns the idea inside out — he already has a them thought he was just this out-there guy. A lot of it was him fun with an actor I’d worked with. David was up for it and I said bulging bank balance. But can a person who spent their whole just going with it. He’s a really brave, committed actor.” career dealing with hard numbers pivot into a life of art? Scribe’s somewhat lacklustre skills as a bard, and the puzzled “The character comes from this idea that you can’t assume reaction of his sidewalk audience, make for some good comedy. that accountants and lawyers and whatever don’t have a dream of But beneath the surface is something quite thoughtful, driven being a musician or an actor or a painter. You can’t just assume by the experiences of Grand and co-producers James Brown and people don’t have this other side that maybe they had to shelve. Douglas Kerr, as well as cameramen Louvens Remy and Tom Everyone has an artist in them but it’s easy to lose touch with MacLeod, all of them Capilano grads. that and hard to find the time to connect. So this character has no art in his life but now he’s trying to make up for lost time and go all-out.” BenchmarkPlus Cash Flow Portfolio†, a Grand said he’s excited to be launching a web series, his first. Beyond the inexpensive distribution, it also allows for fans to managed portfolio of income securities interact with Scribe. The rookie wordsmith maintains a Twitter and a better alternative to GICs with a account, and you can even request a personalized poem from 17.21% annualized return.* him. “So far the feedback’s been really great,” Grand says. “We The Coho Society think people will really like it, it’s just a question of getting some WORTH / ALLAYE-CHAN eyeballs on it.” of the North Shore WEALTH MANAGEMENT GROUP

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CINEMA SHOWTIMES EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Crazy, Stupid, Love (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 4:10, 7:20, 9:55; SatSun 1:30, 4:10, 7:20, 9:5 p.m. Captain America: The First Avenger 3D (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 4, 7:10, 10; Sat-Sun 1:10, 4, 7:10, 10 p.m. Horrible Bosses (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 4:30, 7, 9:40; Sat-Sun 1:45, 4:30, 7, 9:40 p.m. Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows: Part 2 3D — Fri, MonThur 3:55, 6:50, 9:50; Sat-Sun 1, 3:55, 6:50, 9:50 p.m. Final Destination 3D — Fri, Mon-Thur 4:20, 7:30, 10:05; Sat-Sun See more page 25


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CALENDAR From page 19 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or www. bridgebetween.com. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Dino DiNicolo will host jam night Thursday, Aug. 25 from 7:30-11 p.m. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. Saltaire Restaurant: 235 15th St., West Vancouver. Live local jazz every Thursday. Taylor’s Crossing: 1035 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7899. Magician every Friday and Sunday, 5 p.m. Children are welcome. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. OTHER EVENTS

CINEMA SHOWTIMES From page 24 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, 10:05 p.m. The Help (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 3:25, 6:35, 9:45; Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:25, 6:35, 9:45 p.m. PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 The Change-Up (18A) — Fri-Thur 1:15, 4:15, 7:10, 9:40 p.m. 30 Minutes or Less (18A) — Fri-Wed 1:40, 4:00, 7, 9:20; Thur 4, 7, 9:20 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Cowboys & Aliens (14A) — Fri-Thur 1, 3:45, 6:40, 9:30 p.m. Rise of the Planet of the Apes (PG) — Fri-Thur 1:10, 4:10, 7:20, 9:50 p.m. The Smurfs 3D (G) — Fri-Thur 1:20, 3:50, 6:50, 9:15 p.m. Glee 3D Concert Movie — Fri-Thur 1:30, 3:40, 6:30, 9:10 p.m.

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HUNDREDS of movie fans gathered in Lynn Valley Park on Aug. 7 to watch Rio as part of the Vancity Fresh Air Movie Tour that is travelling the province this summer. Ambleside Park: Marine Drive and 13th Street, West Vancouver. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt, Wednesday, Aug. 24 at 7 p.m. Topic: Can we have experiences that aren’t meaningful to us? Admission: $5. Meet by the concession stand, if it rains the meeting will be moved to a nearby café. 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:

Glenham set aside time to write From page 13

of spirits — and she felt her writing was growing increasingly shackled to a single style. The goal of the new album was to have a little more fun, she said. But with the stress of working three jobs last year — one at John Fluevog, which she loves, but also a serving and bartending gig — conspired to kill the inspiration. So in the fall she planned a writing vacation last fall to visit Toronto for a month, then a few weeks each in New York City and her hometown of Winnipeg. Returning home in December 2010, she actually hadn’t written much. “It was absolutely intended to be (a writing holiday), but you can’t force things to happen, right? I’ve always been a firm believer that you need to live life to be able to write about it,” she said. “It was really great to get out of the grind and have some mental space. Then I came back and just when I was back home, maybe it was the writing space I was used to, but then all this stuff just started to flow.”

All the new songs hail from a few months over the winter, and the gloominess of the season definitely comes through in the writing, but that’s hardly the only thing. “I think I found the grace in the situation and I try to just write about that,” she said. It was actually the songwriting aspect that drew her into performing, as the stage is not her natural home. “It just kind of happened. You write a song and you end up playing it for people, and then they end up putting you on a stage,” she says, laughing. “And all the sudden you have lights and an audience, and you’re like what am I doing? I don’t like it.” But she also hopes the new songs will allow her to try something a little different, and be a little more genuine. So far, the response to the new material has been positive, and the excitement is definitely building for the studio. “Feeling a lot more natural and a lot more genuine, and I’m hoping people will connect with that.” For more information and to listen to her music, visit www.jodyglenham.com.

Some plotlines were lost in making film

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horrific, start to unspool. At first glance these actors look too young to play the roles, until you realize that women were married, mothers, and firmly entrenched in machiavellian Garden Club politics by the time they were in their early 20s. Current movie darling Emma Stone delivers in her role, but though Skeeter drives the action, this isn’t really her movie. The film belongs to Aibileen, without whose courage the book would never have been written, and to Minny (Octavia Spencer), both the heart of the film and its comic relief. Minny goes from testy to tender, particularly when dealing with her clueless new employer Celia (Jessica Chastain),

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castigated as “white trash” by Hilly and left to wander her big house alone. Celia is a highlight, as is Sissy Spacek as Hilly’s scattered mama, and the excellent Allison Janney as a woman who knows cancer will get the better of her before change comes to her neck of the woods. Screenwriters have the unenviable task of squeezing a half-dozen main characters into a two-hour movie: some plotlines were necessarily trimmed. Skeeter’s romance in the book is one such casualty, marginalizing the men in the story almost completely. But this is about war fought on the home front and not in the boardroom, and the absence of men is called for. The Help is about race in turbulent times, but it’s also about self worth on both ends of that ridiculous colour bar.

Aug. 14, Rosco, Factory Girl; Aug. 21, The Metropolitan Concert Band, Big Night and Aug. 28, The Lynn Canyon Band, Mamma Mia. 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. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell.

PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. Film Noir (until Aug. 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 angst-ridden genres over 17 sultry summer-in-the-city evenings of nocturnal nihilism and pitiless urban nightmare. Film Noir Special: Strange Tales of The Whistler (Aug. 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 B-movie showman and “gimmick film” maker William Castle. None of these strange B-movie tales have been released on DVD.

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BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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

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INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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The Observatory

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The Salmon House

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Le Bistro Chez Michel

Neighbourhood Noodles House

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71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

Hurricane Grill

GREEK

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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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Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

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The Bridge Between Pub $ $

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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 Fish House In Stanley Park

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Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

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Thai PudPong Restaurant

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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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GAYLE - W Bernarr (Bern / Bert) Bern passed away peacefully, on July 23, 2011, at the age of 87 with his family by his side. He will be missed by his loving wife Betty of 63 years, his daughter Nancy (Kevin) Sleeman, his son Warren and an extended group of friends. Bern was born on June 21, 1924 in Salmon Arm, BC and grew up in Powell River, BC, graduating high school in 1941. On his 18th birthday, he joined the RCAF. After earning his pilot wings and a commission in 1943, he became a flying instructor. A year later, just after D-Day, he was transferred overseas. Based in England, he flew Wellington and Lancaster bombers until the end of the war. Upon returning to BC, Bern attended UBC, graduating in 1950 with a BSc in forestry and was later awarded his RFP designation. Bert worked in the forest industry for 43 years. He began with the BC Forest service, then moved on to the Powell River Company (Macmillian Bloedel Ltd). Bert’s final 25 working years were spent with Canadian Forest Products Ltd, retiring in 1989 as Vice President and Director. Throughout his career, he was active in forest related organizations serving as President of the Northern Interior Lumbermen’s Association, President of the Pacific Logging Congress, Chairman of the BC Forestry Association, Vice President of the Junior Forest Wardens of BC, Director of the Council of Forest Industries of BC and as a founding director of the BC Forest Alliance. In 1990, he was the recipient of the “Tree of Life Award” presented by the Canadian Institute of Forestry. Away from the office and into retirement, Bern enjoyed time with many friends of West Vancouver. He enjoyed swimming and tennis as a member of Hollyburn Country Club. He was an avid boater, gardener, cross country skier, wine maker and a world traveller. Bern was active with the Gyro Club of Vancouver, Branch #60, Royal Canadian Legion in West Vancouver and proud of his service with the Air Cadets of West Vancouver. A celebration of Bern’s life will be held at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver on Saturday, August 20, 2011 at 2pm, with a reception to follow at the church. The family would like to thank the caring staff of George Derby Care Centre. In lieu of flowers, donations to the 525 RCACS Pathfinder, Squadron Sponsoring Committee (PO Box 91751, 1427 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver, BC V7V 4S1), the Alzheimer Society of BC or the charity of your choice, would be appreciated.

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BARKER, John David (Dave) 1928 – 2011 Dad passed away peacefully at the Lions Gate Hospital on August 4th, 2011. He is survived by his loving wife Boo and his sons Bob, Jim (Sara) and daughter Kate (Martin), and grandchildren Emily, Ben, Daisy and Rita. Dad was born in Vancouver, raised in West Vancouver and a lifelong resident of the North Shore. Dad will be sadly missed by his family and many friends. Through the insurance business and his years of volunteering, dad made countless friends and always had a joke to share. He was a friend to all and ever willing to lend a helping hand. At dad’s request there will be no service, but he will be remembered at a family gathering at a later date. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to a charity of your choice. The family would like to thank the staff of 7E at the Lions Gate Hospital for their compassionate care of dad.

BROWN - Birdella Alberta (nee Ross) Oct. 12, 1929 – March 14, 2011 Forever known as ‘Birdie’, Mom passed away suddenly in the presence of her family and with the knowledge that her friends and family loved her. Upbeat and cheerful to the end she leaves us to be with her husband of 37 years, her parents, siblings and of course her ‘children’, dogs ‘Geordie’ and ‘Teddie’. She is survived by her son Neil (Ruth), nieces Cindy (Mitch), Gerrie (Denny) and many other relatives as well as several families that ‘adopted’ her over the years. Born in Conquest, Saskatchewan she moved to North Vancouver in 1961 where she soon became part of the community. While raising her family she joined ‘Carefree’, an organization created by the United Church offering respite to parents of special needs children. Birdie also started babysitting and formed lifelong attachments with the parents and children who would come and visit long after ‘formal’ babysitting was no longer required. She touched the lives of many people and her home was long considered the central location for the neighbourhood and her saying ‘Let’s have a party’ became legendary. Her smile and love for everyone made her special. Birdie’s love for children and family was immense and no greater tribute to her memory can be made than to honour her with a donation to the legacy fund that bears her name. Your donation benefits children and families both today and for years to come. The link to ‘Birdie’s Fund’ is http:// www.vancouverfoundation.ca/ birdie

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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HARRIS - Claude Anthony (Tony) 1928-2011 Tony Harris, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at the Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver. Tony’s family will greatly miss his positive outlook, cheery disposition, and occasional song. He will be missed most by his loving and dedicated wife of almost 58 years Patricia, his three children: Glen Harris (Helga), Laurie Reid and Leah O’Neill (John). Also, his five grandchildren Alexander, Megan, Christopher, Kyle and Michael will most certainly miss their Papa. Countless other friends and relatives have enjoyed a much better life for knowing Tony, and will miss him much. Tony was predeceased by his two loving older sisters Lillian and Jean. There will be a celebration of Tony’s life on Wednesday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver, with a reception to follow. Donations to B.C. Alzheimer’s Society in Tony’s name would be greatly appreciated by the family in lieu of gifts or flowers.

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Dr. Alexander Edward (Ted) MACDONALD, August 24, 1931 – August 7, 2011

Ted passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Aug 7 at the North Shore Hospice just shy of his 80th birthday. Family, friends, colleagues and patients were very important to him and this was expressed through his compassion, thoughtfulness, patience and love. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him. Ted was a well known and respected doctor on the North Shore, working at Lions Gate Hospital from 1959 to his retirement in 1994. His efforts to do all that was necessary at any time of day were greatly appreciated by his patients. There are a number of North Shore families for whom he was their doctor through several generations. For many years Ted was also President of Northmount Medical Centre which developed two medical buildings on 13th Street in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He continued to be involved in Northmount right up to his passing. Another passion of Ted’s was travel. After retirement, he and Florence cruised with their friends exploring many exotic locations throughout the world. Ted is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Florence, his two children Jennifer and Stuart (Leslie), grandson Bennett, sister Elaine Williams, cousins Carol Morrison and Linda Soby and many sister- and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr.’s Sugar, Klimo, Marshall, staff and volunteers at North Shore Hospice, staff at Lions Gate Hospital Cancer Clinic and others in the medical community for their kindhearted and dedicated care. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 2 pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made either to the Canadian Cancer Society or the North Shore Hospice.

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Lost & Found

FOUND HOUSE KEY, Aug 9th, vicinty of Lions Gate Hospital. Call 604-988-4548 FOUND KEYS ON PIRARD RD North Van. on Tues Aug 9th/11, Call to id 604-988-1771 FOUND MOUNTAIN bike top of Northwood West Van, last week of July. Call to ID. 604-984-0885 KEYS LOST BETWEEN 21st & Argyle on Sat July 31st. If found Pls Call 604-922-2889 LOST, CAT - Adult female, orange long hair Tabby in vic of Lynn Valley. call 604-980-5938

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GLASSES Women’s prescription glasses found west of Lonsdale on 9th street. Call: (604) 816-0001

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A CLEAN Sweep is hiring P/T reliable housecleaners. Call 604-987-9970

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

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MEDICAL OFFICE Trainees Needed! Hospitals & Dr’s need Medical Office & Administrative staff! No Experienced Needed! Training Available! Call for more details about local program! 1-888-834-2180

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BUILDING MANAGER

NORTH SHORE Apartment building on the North Shore needs a live-in manager couple to oversee its day to day operations. Duties include suite rentals, basic building maintenance and a little bookkeeping. No experience necessary. Training provided. Please fax resume to 604-980-3839.

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North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112

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Lost & Found

LOST CAT neutered Male 15 lbs orange & white stripes, freckle on bottom lip, last seen Fri Aug 5th at 562 West Keith Rd N. Van 604-988-4575 or 604-842-4575 REWARD!! LOST RED fabric peace prayer flag, with original poem Aug 5th rear of Ferry Building Harmony Arts Festival, W.Van 604-980-9363

HOCKEY cards NHL hockey cards in bag found at a school.Call to identify. Call: (604) 816-0001

FOUND Set of Keys Keys with rings, chain, fobs on 1st and St. Georges North Vancouver. Call to describe. 604 983 3054

MISSING CAT! male long haired tabby white with black and orangey bits. Lynn Valley area, very friendly and fluffy. $200 Reward if found. Call: (604) 988-2095

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EMPLOYMENT INSIDE Sales/Customer Service We are seeking a dynamic individual to join our growing wholesale beauty supply business at our North Vancouver location 4 full days per week. Beauty industry experience with strong color knowledge a must. Salary/Benefits Email resume to ej@west-coast-beauty.com

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KRISTON - John With heavy hearts we are announcing the passing of John Kr iston - be l o ve d f a t he r , grandfather, uncle, brother and friend. He was predeceased by his wife, Louise - married 54 years. He is lovingly survived by his son, Randy, daughter-in-law Elizabeth, grandchildren Sarah and James; his daughter Donna and son-in-law Wilf. John was a long-time resident of Deep Cove he was a hard-working and generous man with a great sense of humor and could converse with anyone. He was self-taught and could fix anything - often for others. He retired as an equipment operator for the District of North Van. and loved hockey and car racing. Words cannot express our gratitude for his life. Memorial service to be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver on Monday, 15 August at 2pm.

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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. Predeceased by his loving wife, Betty. 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.

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FULL-TIME CERTIFIED HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC required by Bailey Western Star & Freighliner.. Experience in service & repair of trucks, trailers & equipment. Fax resume to 250-286-0753 or Email: employment@baileywesternstar.com

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

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ANNA WYMAN DANCE ARTS is seeking part time office administrator, proficient in microsoft word, excel and publisher. The right candidate will possess excellent written and verbal communication skills, as well as basic accounting and customer service skills. Forward resume : info@annawyman.com Attention Tamara FULL TIME TELEPHONE SUPPORT POSITION for busy north shore software company. Accounting, customer support, MS office exp., fluent in English. E-mail to: Support@esilaw.com or fax to 604-990-1789

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

Lease Administrator Required for busy North Shore Property Management office. Working knowledge of Lease Documentation required. Preparation experience preferred, minimum 3 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. Strong Computer knowledge, written and verbal communication skills. Please email your resume And cover letter to:

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MARINE FOREMAN Experienced in marine construction, piledriving, spud barges, running projects, leading crews. F/Time benefits, excellent salary. Southern Vancouver Island. Opening Immediately. Please Fax: 1-250-746-7271 Email: imadv@hotmail.com

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Handling email, phone and in person customer service inquires Communication/problem solving with newspaper carriers, agents and public Dealing with delivery concerns and complaint management Data entry and order entry Various clerical duties

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T U TO R D O CT O R N O RT H SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutorsnorthshore.com

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WHIRLPOOL DRYER, white, excellent cond. $175. Call 604-765-0735

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

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ANTIQUE COFFEE table $150 & oak swivel chair $85; high chair $45; playpen $40, 604-986-8922 FRIDGE, 20 cu ft $75. Freezer, 10 cu ft $75. Rare elect wringer washer $50. Unique elect fireplace $50. 604-929-4446 NEW SUITCASES, black, on wheels. 28’’ x 16’’ $40. 25’’ x 16’’ $40. 20’’ x 13’’ $25. 604-986-8161

YARD SALE! Sat.Aug 6th. 9-1 Furniture & household items, gently used/great condition! 2033 Floralynn Crescent, North Vancouver

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BRASS & glass: dining table, 8 chairs, glass shelving, sofa table & lamp, new $3500, sell $800. Filing cabinets, office supplies $25 & up. Metal storage cabinets $30 ea, large desk $30. Chairs $25. 604-926-3283. BUNKBEDS. BLUE metal w/mattresses. 2 sets (4 beds). $200/ per set. Call bfr 8pm. 604-925-3299

FRIDGE, STOVE, dishwasher + micro. All white. In great working condition. Selling all 4 applis. together for $350. 604-926-5440

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HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper

FRENCH PROVINCIAL, walnut, dining rm table 6-9ft, 2 leaves, 6 chairs, credenza, hutch, server. Patio furn, cedar, 2 chairs & table. Offers. North Van 604-505-9369 FRIDGE $15, large vanity/mirror $30, medium freezer $20, lrg entertainment ctr $25,lots of freebies on boulevard. 604-926-3283.

LOW GIVEAWAY PRICES. Sofa, loveseat, sideboard, dressing tablew, computer desk, shelving & table lamps 604-922-9289 MARBLE & glass dining set, $5000 new sell $595; table top 1/2inch bevelled glass, 42 x 6ft. 4 chairs, exc cond. 604-986-0060 MOVING SALE, all must go! Kitchen, bedroom & living furn. Washer, TVs, etc. 604-980-0128 MOVING SALE Everything must go! 4 pce dining set, sofa, qu bed mattress/box spring, sgle bed w/mattress, 3 drawer dresser, desk & office chair, 32’’ Bravia Sony TV, Danby microwave. 778-881-4726

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GERMAN EDELSTEIN Piano & bench, 1953-1962, $150. Estate must sell 604-512-3667

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Recycler

4 SEAT sofa, patio furniture, etc West Van. Free U Pick Up! 604-926-3894 BATHROOM FIXTURES, mirrored sliding doors, aluminum windows & sliding door. Free for pick up. call 604-925-0661 CHILDS PLAYHOUSE, plastic. Free you pick-up 604-980-7627 DISPLAY CABINET, large, free you pick up, 604-988-5682 FREE SEASONED FIREWOOD U PICK UP 604-980-6600

MIRRORS, dresser 1/4" frameless mirrors; teak dresser with shelves and drawers Call: (604) 913-9267 ZERO clearance fireplace free for pick up Call: (604) 985-1273

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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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PLAY ’N’ Learn, a quality licensed childcare . Safe, healthy, educational place. Accepting applications. (604) 831-4563

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BEAUTIFUL ROTTIES X puppies, family raised, $750, Chwk 604-794-3505

PITBULL puppies Pure Bred Gottiline, 3 F. 9 wks,dewormed, vet checked, $700 negot.(604)819-6006 Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 YORKIE & Shih Tzu, pups, 4 yrs old. Trained, sold together, great family home, 604-512-2521

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NORTH VAN GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 13 10am - 3pm 518 Mahon Ave Household items, small appls, camping gear, kitchen stuff, books, magazines.

WEST VAN GARAGE SALE Sat Aug 13th 9 am - 1pm 5775 Telegraph Trail Indoor outdoor furniture, kids clothes & toys, books, household misc, and much more!

N. Vanc. central Lonsdale Multi Family Sale! Sat. Aug 13th, 9am - 3pm 308 East 10th St. Rocking chair, hockey card collection, recliner, golf/ hockey equip, cameras, records, clothes, toys & speakers

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GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 13th, 9am - 2pm 2055 28th St (Dundarave) Furniture, bikes, household items, etc.

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Huge Moving Sale! Sat. Aug 13th & Sun. Aug 14th, 9am - 12:30pm 665 Esquimalt Ave. Household, furniture. appls & too much to mention.

West Vanc. Ambleside Moving Sale! Sat. Aug 13th, 8am - 2pm 1075 Lawson Ave. (in lane off 11th St.) desks, bookcases, art, stamps, old books, toys, vintage & new clothes, household & more!

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Antique Collectors Sat 10am - 2pm (no earlies) Art, jewellery, antique collectibles, clothing, toys (Star Wars, Warhammer, hockey cards), games, music, videos, books, golf items, Persian carpet, furniture (Art Deco Armoire, Church Pew) 1205 Inglewood Ave Part proceeds to WV SPCA W. Van - British Properties Final Moving Sale! Sat & Sun Aug. 13th & 14th 10am - 2pm 59 Glenmore Dr Desks, filing cabinets, office supplies, fridge, freezer cabinets etc & Freebies! West Van. British Properties Multi Family Sale! Sat. Aug 13th 9am - 2pm 396 Mathers Ave Household items and so much more! Follow the signs Park on St. please WEST VAN BRITISH PROPERTY Super Moving Sale Sat & Sun Aug 13 & 14th 9 am - 3pm 785 St. Andrews Rd. EVERYTHING & EXC JEEP CHEROKEE (NEW TIRES) WELL MAINTAINED! N.Van

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West Van: Garage Sale Sat. Aug 13th, 10am - 3pm 3420 Mathers Ave. funky dining chairs, furn, kids/ adults golf clubs, storage shelves, pair of louvred doors in 5ft frame, large office desk, dishes, misc. household.

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Sat. August 13th 10am-4pm 542 Granada Cres. D/R ste, pool table and misc. NORTH VAN

GARAGE SALE Edgemont Sat, Aug 13, 10am - 3pm 3459 Wellington Cres Lots of household items, clothes, kids bikes & toys N. Van

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Sat, Aug. 13th, 8am-1pm 1864 Belleisle Place Kids clothes, household, furniture, book shelves, books, toys, + free items, Rain or Shine

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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 Lynn Valley 40 Years of Good Stuff! Sun. Aug 14th, 9am - 1pm 4347 Ruth Cres. books, ornaments, household & misc items. Too much to mention NORTH VAN

TOWNHOUSE COMPLEX GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 13, 9am - 2pm 3281 - 3351 Mountain Hwy A bit of everything! North Van. Lynn Valley

Garage Sale! Sun. Aug 14th 10pm - 2pm 1308 Dover Court Baby & adult clothes,toys, Designer New Evening dresses, tvs, household items, so much more

NORTH VAN OUT WITH THE OLD OUT WITH THE NEW From antiques to newborn, there’s something for you. Furniture, clothing, housewares & books. Heritage hardware from every last nook. Cute baby items, plumbing & tools, there is something for everyone, something so cool! Sat, Aug 13, 10am - 3pm Corner of Regent & E.Windsor 606 E. Windsor Rd Rain or shine NORTH VAN

YARD SALE Xmas in August Sat, Aug 13, 9am -2pm 257 Keith Rd E Toys, Barbies, crib & mattress; like new

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MULTI UNIT GARAGE SALE Sunday, Aug 14th, 10am - 1pm 225 East 6th St

NORTH VAN MOVING / YARD SALE Sat, Aug 13, 9am - 1pm 2 Locations: 749 East 8th St, in carport 786 Sutherland Ave, lane access only Loads of furniture, books, electronics, pictures, cds, dvds, records, tapes, 8 tracks, garden stuff, indoor/outdoor plants, workshop tools, etc. Many smaller househousehold items. NO EARLYBIRDS LANE GATE OPENS 9am

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GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 13th 9am - 1pm 644 West 14th St (off Bewicke St) NORTH VAN

ESTATE SALE Sat, Aug 13th 9am - 2pm Apt E - 1243 East 27th St Rain or shine! NORTH VAN GARAGE SALE Sat, August 13th 9am - 2pm 1207 Bracknell Cres Furniture, clothing, housewares, art & much more!

North Vancouver GARAGE Sale 1840 Naomi Place Saturday August 13 9:00 AM - 2:00 PM

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Sat. Aug 13th, 9am - 1pm 4565 Cliffmont Rd. car parts, furn. toys, musical instruments, bike, household items and much more

BELLA DONI FLORIST 117 West First Street North Vanc. BIG TENT SALE Great Bargains, Aug 11 thru 13th 10 am to 6pm Clearing end of line merchandise

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N Van 221 West Keith Road Yard Sale Saturday August 13, 10:00 AM - 6:00 PM, HIGH END STUFF. Furniture, sports equip., tools, clothes, Patio set, lawn furniture, Electrical stuff, portable air conditioner, electronics, stereos, speakers, radios, etc. etc. Moving to new house, need to get rid of half the house. Come look and get some deals!!! Motivated to sell!! If you are interested in furniture contact us in advance of the sale date at superduperman01@gmail.com and we can send pics: tables, desks, couch, chairs, etc. Inquire if you are looking for something in particular! Rain or Shine. Great Stuff!!! North Vancouver MOVING SALE 170 E. Kensington Rd Upper Lonsdale Saturday August 13, 9:00AM2:00PM, HUGE moving sale! Books, clothes, household items, school supplies and MORE! Rain or Shine.

N VAN Yard Sale 946 Westview Cres Saturday August 13, 9:00 - 4:00, 2 Packrats Unit for 1 MOTHERLOAD Yard Sale - Follow signs at 28th into complex Everything - cheap & has to go Prices will be reduced hourly Wedding dress / arch /decorations / baskets / vases all kinds of stuff / household / clothing Rain or Shine.

NORTH Vancouver 238 26th Street West, Sun. August 14, 10 - 2 PM, MULTIPLE FAMILY GARAGE Ad#: SALE: (Sale is at back lane way garage) Everything from antiques, collectables and furniture, to tools and toys. *Please note: early birds pay double.

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Garage Sale

North Vancouver DOWNSIZING Sale 3779 St. Andrews Avenue Sunday August 14, 9:00 AM-1:00 PM, Rain or Shine. Hockey equipment, tools, electronics, furniture, guitar accessories, gaming consoles and games, DVD’s, and more. See you there!

364 East 24th st., Yard Sale Saturday August 13, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Sunday August 14, 9:00 AM 12:00 PM, Yard sale including many household items and much more. No early birds please. Corner of Ridgeway & 24th. Rain or Shine.

West Vancouver 2025 Gisby Str. Garage Sale Sat.11AM -4PM, Sun.11AM - 4PM House Hold Items such as Kitchen Goods to small furniture items along with some outdoor furniture. Kids, toys, books and Videos as well as some cloths. Hand Blown Candle holders and candles Rain or Shine.

4396 Nottingham Road, Garage Sale Saturday August 13, 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM, Lots of kids stuff. Early birds pay double! Rain or Shine. N VAN GARAGE SALE 609 Moody Avenue Saturday August 13, 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM Household items, furniture, movies, books, clothing, accessories, shoes and more. Everything must go! All proceeds go to WAVES for development. www.wavesfordevelopment.org

North Van.

Downsizing Sale! Sat. Aug 13th, 10am - 4pm 936 Seymour Blvd. Antique furn, household goods, chest freezer, file cabs, computer desk, appls & lots more

NORTH VAN MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat, Aug 13, 9am - 12noon 911 Heritage Blvd Good quality, barely used toys; boys clothes & shoes; baby gear including crib with mattress (pet/smoke free home), Zooper stroller; women’s & men’s clothes; books; household items; electronics. Rain or shine. NO EARLY BIRDS!

North Delta

Sat, Aug 13, 9am-1pm 9061 Fircrest Drive Lots of Furniture, Household Goods, Dishes, Glassware, etc. Also Scrapbooking supplies, Clothes and Linens NORTH VAN HOARDER CLEAN OUT Multi Family Sale Sat, Aug 13, 9am -1pm 1930 Mahon Ave, in laneway Quality items - bar stools, wicker, pots, pans & dishes, collectibles, plus size clothes & furniture

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1495 Balfour Avenue Vancouver Elegant First Shaughnessy home. Completely renovated boasting over 7,000 sqft with new spacious gourmet kitchen & new baths. Large gracious rooms throughout with high ceilings on all 4 levels. Close to all the best schools, transportations, shopping, golfing & etc! Call: (604) 351-4116 or Email: judithadamick@gmail.com

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Condos/ Townhouses

6008-04

Burnaby

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6020

Houses - Sale

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Burnaby

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6030

Lots & Acreage

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DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE Re: Application to Rezone Site: 313 East 8th St. North Van.

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7005

Waterfront 2Br+cottage, Private cove. Nanoose Bay, Van. Island. 1/3 acre. 1-250-468-9607 www.suncovebeachhouse.ca

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1020 2 Bdrm from $1515 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 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $1095 & $1195 2 BR $1595 large deck, new kitchen, bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Sep 1st. 604-988-1939

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7010

1 BR $900, reno, soaker tub, balc hardwood, heat & hw, ns, no pets, quiet bldg. refs. 604-904-9507 1 BR $910 Sept 1. heat & hw incl, sec prkg, elevator. 140 West 17th, 990-8262, 985-1658 1 BR $925 incl hydro, patio, large, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg, immed. 604-990-4088 1 br, $980, large clean, 130 W 5th, incl heat hw, np, ns, refs, lease, Sept 1. 604-987-2761 1 BR, hardwood, main flr, corner, cat ok, locker, avail Sept 1, $900, 6th & Lonsdale, 604-986-4927

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

Angel Massage

1 BR. new kitchen/bath, 650sf, central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1030, 604-681-2521

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Escort Services

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2 BR 7F 138 Esplanade, furn. hardwood, nr Seabus, face SE ns np $2200 Sep 1, 604-833-6603 2 BR garden level, faces south, $1150; upper Lonsdale, cable hw heat ns np, Sep 1. 604-987-8807 2 BR hardwood, St. Georges & 12 1 yr lease, prkg, np, ns, Sept 1, $1125inc heat/hw. 604-988-4692 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, Sep 1, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1300incl heat & hw, 604-617-3602

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Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 Brs Aug. 15 or Sept 1. $910 $925. Rental Bonus - 1/2 month free Carpets, drapes, gated prkg, heat, hw. No dogs. 604-986-7745

Beautiful Views

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver

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

The Ultimate Completely Renovated Studio Unit at the Woodcroft Complex in North Vancouver. $1,025 Monthly. Call: (604) 288-4376 Email: craigslist_sales@mail.com

PARKRIDGE TERRACE

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Studio $960. ★2 BR. $1450 Views, Storage. Parking avail. NP 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com WOODCROFT 1BR spectacular view, totally renod, pool, gym, $1100, np, Call 604-926-9281

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West Van Apt. Rentals

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1 Br. $860 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. no pets, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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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

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Recreation Property

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Houses - Sale

6020-01 1268 216th Street, Langley Beautiful serene country estate consisting of over 33 acres with wonderful views. Large, stately home with over 8,800 sqft, including 7 beds and 5 baths. This beautiful rolling landscape can be used for equestrian purposes, as a vineyard, or to be enjoyed as a retreat away from the city! Call: (604) 351-4116 or Email: judithadamick@gmail.com

5070

630.3300

WWW.EASYRENT.CA U606 1320 Chesterfeild 1br, balc. prkg appls, hardwood, 1 yr lease Aug. 1, $1360 ns. np 604-662-3279 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915 renovated.2 BR from $1235. Avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 Br $1750, Sep 1. Studio $1100, Sep 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.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

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 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1BR & Bach pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave Studio $870 M-Fri 990-2971Wknds 604-926-9997

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR + den, full bath, sxs duplex, f/p, $1,675, 1 prkg, quiet residential, nr Seabus, ns np, 4 appl. Call Mara 778-846-5317

6522

Furnished Accommodation

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

6540

Houses - Rent

LYNN VALLEY, clean 3br+rec rm 2 full baths, large fenced yard, carport, close to bus & shops. $2400. Sep 1, 604-988-5469

2BDRM/1BTH Queensbury main floor of house Mtn/city views/ garage/sundeck/garden. craigslist: http://bit.ly/q55LMI Pets OK $1,950 604-986-1953 - stuartc@shaw.ca PANORAMA. 4 BR on ½ acre. 3 baths, 4 appl, dbl garage, f/yard, $2000/mo. Immed. 604-507-2419

6545

Housesitting

HOUSESITTER. MALE, prefer W. Van, avail Sept 1. Impeccable refs. Call Ken 778-836-3720

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, Ambleside, large bright, garden suite, $950, shr w/d, Sept 1, refs please, call 604-926-9636 1 br bright above ground bsmt suite cat ok Lynn Valley wd ns suit 1 or student $725, 778-800-9727

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

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1 BR bright clean garden suite, nr Horseshoe Bay, new laminate, nr beach & bus, ns, cat ok, $1050 incls heat/hw. 604-897-6919

GRAND MANOR FURN. APTS. 1 or 2 br suites - lower Lonsdale $1650 - $1700 inclusive, ns, np, grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

1 BR bsmt, like new, Upper Lonsdale own entry, Oct 1, np ns, suit 1, $875 all incl 604-984-7010

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

6535

Homestay

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6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR +bsmt, 1200sf, central Lonsdale, Victorian bugalow, high ceilings, hardwood, wood fp, new paint in/out, sunroom, deck faces priv. green belt. cat ok, avail Sep. 1, $2400+utils, 604-929-9888

1 BR bsmt Upper Lynn Valley, nr bus, n/s, n/p $800 incl cable, hydro, avail now. 604-983-3127 1 BR +den, 1000sf, hardwood, gas fp, shared wd, ns, West Van. close to beach, shops & bus, Sept 1. $1090incls utils, 604-617-3361 1 BR Newer, central Lonsdale, gas fp, suit 1 ns, np $975 incl utils, hardwood, Sep 1, 604-329-1128 2 BDRM bsmt, Blueridge, suits 2 people, near bus, $1000 incl utils. ns, np, Immed, 604-985-2485 2 BDRM + den, view, gas f/p, inste w/d, nr bus, $1400 + 1/3 utils. incl net/cable. 604-913-8106 3 BDRM upper, 2.5 bath, 2000 sqft. 2 gas f/p. Upper Lynn. own w/d, avail Sept 1st, no pet, $2200 + utils. 604-986-6559

AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4BR+, 2 Br’s, semi-furn. fp, h/wd, ns, np, refs lease, $2400. 604-926-0053

4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal & Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2480 604-922-3499

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

WWW.EASYRENT.CA W. Vanc. 280 28th St. 2 br, 2 bath garden level, wd, 1300sf, yard, 1 yr lease, ns, np $1760. now. 604-662-3279

Forest Hill executive house. Oct 1. $4500, 4 br+den. 4 bath, radiant flr. heat, 604-986-0629 ELEVEN LISTINGS WEST AND NORTH VANC... Duplex, 3 bd 2 bth 2 level special needs? $2495/ Beach House, for 10 months furnished ! $3995/ Blueridge, ’Hockey House’! 4 bd fenced $3995/ Caulfeild Plateau/Cypress, Contemp $4495/ Ambleside, Townhome Alternative! $5195/ Rockridge, 4 bd view, pool, fenced now $5495/ Whitby Estates, 6000’ View! Garage! $5495/ Dundarave, Street Appeal View $5995/ Dundarave, Beach House, furnished $6495/ British Properties, Extended family with office opportunity, two residences $6995/ Ambleside, Brand New top of the line... $7995/ More details @ www.manderrealestate.com Diana 604-657-4508 Kristin 604-671-6175 Royal LePage Northshore 2407 Marine W.V.

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

3BDRM/2BTH Chelsea Park West Vancouver 2150 Sqft Renovated - Upper Level View Home - West Vancouver Close to Collingwood School $3800/Month + %70 Utilities Available for September 1st Small Pets OK, Call: (778) 859-2327 email: raminb@gmail.com

1BDRM/1BTH Ambleside, West Vancouver Garden suite, renovated, 2 blocks from shopping, buses, and beach. References required. Pets OK $1,650 Monthly Call: (604) 812-6959

6605

Townhouses Rent

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

Don’t Miss THIS! 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus/shops, avail Sep 1 & Oct. $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. 604-929-6024

Moving Out?

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

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Cleaning

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8060

Concrete

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8073

Drywall

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

Golden Hardwood & Laminate Prof install, refinishing, sanding, and repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

Gutters

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8130

Handyperson

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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

NORTH SHORE FENCES 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 Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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

Home & Garden Handyman

Fencing/Gates

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

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

- Indoor/outdoor cleanup etc - Rubbish Removal

8090

Sea to Sky Sprinklers

★ Installation ★ Repairs ★ Winterization ★ Landscape lighting ★ Experienced... reliable... and competively priced. Connor 604-315-7991 seatoskysprinklers@gmail.com

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Electrical

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Landscaping

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8155

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NORTH VANCOUVER

Drainage

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

8075

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• Design & Consultation • Lawns & Hedges • Water Features • Patios & Pathways • Retaining Walls • Irrigation & Lighting www.katsuraLandscaping.ca

604-518-5661

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604-839-1225

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

Grinding Gears

Brendan McAleer

Mazda reaches for the Sky

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Nissan Murano, a trend-setter when it was introduced in 2002, is still a first-rate measuring stick for the crossover class it helped create. It is available at Regency Nissan in the Northshore Auto Mall.

2011 Nissan Murano

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ONLINE EXTRA Columnist Brendan McAleer reviews the 2011 Mazdaspeed3 in our online Driving section found at www.nsnews.com

WHEN it was introduced in 2002, the Murano represented the new direction and philosophy of Nissan. Under the leadership of Carlos Ghosn, the Japanese automaker abandoned the conservative styling and mundane performance of its late-1990s vehicles in favour of a more daring and exciting approach to design. Led by the sharp-looking Murano, Nissan recast itself as a forward-thinking automaker and — in the process — underwent an impressive turnaround. The reinvention of Nissan owes thanks to Ghosn’s belief that you can’t just be the best at what you do — you have to give people something different. He understood that a vehicle’s beauty lies more in the attitudes and ideas that shaped it than the actual end

Behind The Wheel David Chao

product, a philosophy that spurred Nissan designers to ask, “what if you crossed a sports car with a sport-utility vehicle?” That’s the kind of thinking that led to the original Murano, and got Nissan back on track. Crossovers are, of course, common sights on today’s streets, but the Murano was the first to combine SUV utility with the appeal and

esthetics of a sports car. It immediately became the most unique automobile on the road, providing consumers with a very appealing alternative to traditional sedans, SUVs, and minivans. More importantly, it was just a cool vehicle, appealing to kids of all ages. Fast forward to 2011, and the Murano isn’t the trendsetter that it once was — but that’s OK, because it’s still one of the best crossovers you can get. While competition has ramped up significantly in the sporty crossover SUV market — which includes notable entries such as the Acura RDX, Ford Edge, and Mazda CX-7 — the Murano remains one of the first vehicles you think of in the segment. It’s the measuring stick, and rightly so. Resigned for the 2009 model year, the secondgeneration Murano hits

SOME auto-journo buddies of mine recently had the opportunity to drive a million-dollar dreamcar: the 1,000horsepower Bugatti Veyron.

the sweet spot for midsize SUVs, providing an exceptional balance of size and performance. The exterior has evolved, maintaining the streamlined profile of the original but trading the over-the-top chrome grille for styling that is more refined and pleasing to the eye. There’s only one downside to the Murano, and that’s the cost. With a starting price of $34,498, the Murano is best seen as a near-luxury SUV, while the Edge and CX-7 both offer similar space and capability for under $30,000. The Murano is a very compelling package and just might be the best of the three — whether that justifies the premium is up to you. Design The first thing you notice about the current Murano is that the Cheshire Cat grin is

Whilst they were Facebook-bragging about their time with the exotic ride, I casually commented, “So it cost the same as the Mazda I just drove?” That’s right. At the recent Skyactiv technology demonstration in Vancouver, I found myself behind the wheel of a prototype Mazda with an estimated value of somewhere between a million smackeroos and Priceless. Why such a mega-buck Mazda? It’s a showcase for the full suite of Mazda’s game-changing Skyactiv technologies. Canadians love their Mazdas. Unlike our southern cousins, we’ve got a particular affinity for the small car in the blasted frozen tundra of places like Kerrisdale or Dundarave, and when it comes to cheap and cheerful, few do it better than Mazda. That stylized “M” on the front of innumerable grilles means that while the MSRP might be low, the

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Murano balances sporty and spacious From page 33 gone, replaced with a grille that’s much more relaxed, but still a little overdone. It’s a definite improvement, but Nissan’s SUVs would all be better served by the simple and attractive grille design found on the Altima and Sentra sedans. The streamlined profile gives a sense of both speed and strength — the Murano isn’t overly muscular and clearly isn’t the fastest car on the road, but has the poise and balance of a decathlete. With its triangular rear

pillar and rear windows that are tinted to near-black, the Murano almost looks like a two-door hatchback. That simple trick adds a lot the crossover’s sporty demeanour. Inside, the Murano boasts a clean and high-tech design, with a protruding dashboard similar to that found in other Nissan and Infiniti vehicles. It’s a distinctive design that lends itself well to ergonomics, creating a very functional and user-friendly cabin. Performance The Murano employs an updated version of the

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A protruding dash and easy-to-see LCD screen make the Murano very user-friendly. much more spacious and useful. Upper models gain power-rising rear seatbacks and a power liftgate for added convenience, but the seats are more gimmicky than useful, and the liftgate is slow to open and close. Rear visibility remains a

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604-984-0331 Knowledge is power. With the intelligent Multi-Informational Display (i-MID)†, your dash becomes your control room. Personalize it with everything from MPGs to MP3s to maintenance info.

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Hands at ten and two. With Bluetooth®¥ connectivity, you can enjoy tunes, make calls and keep your hands safely on the wheel.

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Test drive the next generation Civic Sedan today at your local BC Honda Dealer.

@BCHonda

www.pacifichonda.ca

**MSRP is $18,885 including freight and PDI of $1,395. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #Limited time lease offers based on a new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX. Lease example based on new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT model FB2E4CEX available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. £3.99% lease APR for 48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $199. Down payment of $2,261.09, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $11,813.09. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. Not available on Si models. †i-MID features vary based on trim level. ¥Not available on DX models. ‡Fuel consumption for comparison purposes only and may vary with usage and accessories. See dealer for latest EnerGuide results published by Natural Resources Canada (when available). The fuel consumption stated is based on the LX model. **/#/£/ /†/¥/‡ Offers valid from August 1st through August 31st, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

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