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RECORD high prices for gold have North Shore residents hawking their old jewelry like never before. As of Thursday afternoon, pure 24-karat gold was selling at US$1,828 per ounce. The dramatic uptrend over the past few weeks means that jewelry stores and kiosks that buy gold have been busier than usual. “There are lots of people trying to get rid of all the rings and necklaces that they don’t wear anymore,” said Lucia Gray, a sales associate at Trio Diamond and Gold Jewellery in Central Lonsdale. While some people bring in their items for a straight cash exchange, others are willing to let Trio try to sell them in-store. Gray said people should consider the fact the prices they’ll get for their gold won’t necessarily match up with what they hear about on the news. “The amount they see on TV is per ounce and it is also pure gold, but jewelry . . . is usually 10-, 14- or 18-karat gold,” she said. “You have to calculate how much it is per gram and it changes a lot.” People interested in more jewelry should consider recycling their gold, and having it made into something new, added Trio’s owner David Robertson. “Gold is expensive. If people have old gold, I tell them to use their gold, they’ll save a lot of money that way because they’ll just pay for labour,” he said, explaining that a gold bangle might cost $1,000 to purchase but only $150 to make. Gold Buyers, an international company that See Stock page 3

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WEST Vancouver lifeguards Ryan Bell and Jada Bertram hone their skills off of Ambleside Beach ahead of Ambleside Day, set for Sunday from noon to 6 p.m. The family-friendly event will feature a lifeguarding competition and other safety-themed activities aimed at kids under 10. For more information, visit www.westvancouver.ca.

Eight bears killed – and counting

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A surge of problem bears on the North Shore is causing headaches for conservation officers, as a poor berry crop has driven the animals into populated areas. So far, eight bears have been killed on the North Shore, compared to 10 last year and one the year before. Conservation officers and RCMP have been called to three instances where bears have entered people’s houses, including one on Tuesday on Brockton Crescent in North Vancouver where a woman was trapped inside the home as the bear rummaged through

Three instances so far this year of bears inside residents’ homes

the kitchen. “It’s very risky and it’s not a risk we can manage. It’s a level of comfort for a bear that’s not acceptable,” said Simon Gravel, a conservation officer with the B.C. Conservation Service, who suggested residents avoid leaving open doors unattended. Another bear was also put down the same day in the area of Cedar Village Crescent in Lynn Valley, while two were put down last week in the Upper Capilano area. All the bears had been tagged and relocated before.

Conservation officers are trying to avoid relocating bears over long distances, as bears relocated in past years tended to either become problems in their new communities or simply returned home, said Chris Doyle with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service. “We’ll still look at it on a case by case basis, but based on some of the failures we had last year and the problems we had in some other communities, we’re not doing it as much,” said Doyle. He said tagged bears from the North Shore had been seen by conservation officers digging into garbage in Lions Bay, Squamish and Whistler. Doyle warned that this year has all the ingredients for a bad season for bear conflicts, in particular a weak berry crop due to the See Bears page 5

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Thief steals guitar man’s instruments Guitars worth $10K stolen from NV home James Weldon

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WHEN Willy MilesGrenzberg arrived home Aug. 9, he knew something was wrong, but at first he didn’t know what.

The 52-year-old walked in the front door of his East 18th Avenue house to find the cloth that normally covered his beloved Larrivée guitar lying on the floor. When he walked into the living room, he found more things out of place: drawers had been pulled out; objects were strewn on the ground. When he noticed that another guitar was missing from its usual place next to the piano, it dawned on him what had happened. “It didn’t sink in right away what had happened,” said Miles-Grenzberg. “(But) gradually I realized we’d been robbed.” The thieves had made off with a haul of valuables from his home — a laptop, a digital camera, a cellphone, a mixing board — and, most importantly, his five treasured guitars. “I was in disbelief,” he said. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman “I just couldn’t believe it was happening.” WILLY Miles-Grenzberg, a musician and teacher, enjoys the sound of silence. A thief has left him with nothing but a music stand after Miles-Grenzberg, a breaking into his North Vancouver home and stealing all five of his guitars worth a combined $10K. professional opera singer, He also has few clues as to the suspect’s identity. A neighbour musician and teacher, said music is central to his life. Losing the and a construction worker who had been nearby during the threeguitars was a heavy blow. The Larrivée I got it in 1982. . . . It’s been like another hours that the house was empty both told him they’d seen a man appendage for me. That one is really hard to see disappear,” he leaving the scene in a blue truck, possibly a Ford Ranger, but said. “And I always wanted a nice Martin guitar. I finally got it a beyond that he has virtually no information. Miles-Grenzberg is couple of years ago — it was such an amazing instrument. It’s gone hoping that by talking to the media he might find someone who saw or who knows something useful. now too.” “I’m still working on getting the guitars back,” he said. “The From page 1 The theft also represented a substantial financial loss. Together, the instruments were worth about $10,000, he said. They weren’t information is out there. . . . But I’m proceeding with life. You can’t just stop and mope about things you lose.” insured. specializes in appraising and For the time being, a friend has lent him a guitar so he can purchasing gold, recently set “Ironically, we had just moved from West Fourth Street (in Lower Lonsdale), which is a more intense neighbourhood,” he continue to teach, and some others have put together a small up two kiosks on the North said. “We lived there for eight years, and nothing happened. Then fundraiser to help with the instruments’ replacement. It will be on Shore, one in Capilano Mall Sunday evening at Cuppa Joy Coffee in Vancouver. we move to a nice neighbourhood — and boom.” and another at Park Royal “One of the great things is to see how my community of friends Shopping Centre. Miles-Grenzberg called the North Vancouver RCMP, who sent an officer to the residence to take a report. There was not a lot she have pulled together,” said Miles-Grenzberg. “Even strangers. . . . “We predominantly buy could do, however, he said. The officer recorded the information People are really sick of this kind of thing happening.” broken, used, damaged, If there’s one lesson to be had out of this, he added, it’s to out of date and unwanted and recommended that he hunt for the missing instruments where the perpetrator might try to sell them — pawn shops, flea markets, insure valuables and get a home alarm. jewelry,” said Lee Horton, Anyone with information about this incident or the guitars’ Canadian western regional Craigslist and so on. Miles-Grenzberg has done those things, but so far has had no whereabouts is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at manager for Gold Buyers. 604-985-1311 or email willymilesmusic@hotmail.com. luck. “It can be items that were passed down from one generation to another. Quite often in today’s world, there are people who have separated and there’s no NEWS photo Cindy Goodman A North Vancouver man who was held in Mexico emotional attachment to had still not stood trial. for three years without trial has arrived home. Friends, family, government representatives and other groups items.” NORTH Vancouver resident NorthVancouverresident Stephanie Sarin decided Pavel Kulisek has been in custody since 2008, when he was have been fighting for Kulisek’s release. The family revealed Thursday afternoon that he had finally Stephanie Sarin can relate to against exchanging her arrested while dining — unknowingly, he says — with the head been set free, and was on his way back to North Vancouver. No that. She recently turned in husband’s 14-karat gold of a Mexican drug gang. her husband’s engagement ring (above) for $132 after He was accused of drug trafficking — a charge that was later word yet on what brought about the change. ring and his grandfather’s getting it appraised at The family was not available for comment Thursday. dropped — and of being a member of a criminal organization, — James Weldon ring for appraisal at Gold Gold Buyers in Park Royal but the case has been plagued by delays, and as of this spring, he Buyers’ Park Royal location. Shopping Centre. “My husband just said, ‘Gold went up last night, let’s see what they’re worth,’” she said. She ended up trading the engagement ring — a 10-karat piece that weighed about 5.5 grams — for $52 and keeping the other ring, which at 14-karat gold was worth $132. and time of day. THE West Vancouver Police Department has As for the value of gold, West Vancouver stock coach Henry The goal of the maps is to have residents check up on their updated its online crime mapping service with new community, so if they saw something suspicious they might see if it Huber believes it will continue to rise, possibly even up to $3,000 information. could be related to nearby crime reports, said crime analyst Michelle per ounce within the next year. But if you’re looking to invest, his advice is to hold off for a couple of months. “If anyone hasn’t gotten The online map, available through the police department’s Brander. “If they’re looking at the crime map and seeing there’s something involved in gold stocks at all and wants to do it now, I would wait main website at wvpd.ca, maps out where certain types of crime are going on in their neighbourhood, we’re hoping they’ll be more because the gold price needs to settle and come down,” he said. happening in the district. “Between now and this time next year, that run past $2,000 will Two new added layers, labelled “Analytics” and “Metadata,” likely to give us a call to report any suspicious activity,” she said. — Tessa Holloway occur and they’ll be very, very happy.” now break the information down even further, by the type of crime

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ANCOUVER’S police and B.C.’s court system have taken some tough criticism in the aftermath of the rioting in Britain. While several rowdy Britons are already heading for prison, not a single wayward Canuck has even been charged yet, even though dozens of them actually turned themselves in. The public is hungry for swift justice, but this in itself is another problem. Even as the British are cleaning up, many have been shocked by the severity of sentences handed down to young people who did little more than start Facebook pages. Justice, like revenge, is best served cold. It would smack of a lynch mob and echo the original Vancouver mob and the online one that followed it if we were to rush folks to jail while our blood is still boiling. With

a little time to consider things, we can remember that many of these people are merely shoplifters. They broke the law and they must be punished — according to accepted standards.Butthepoliceandtheprovince are grappling with an unprecedented task — literally thousands of crimes committed in the full view of hundreds upon hundreds of cameras. The sheer volume of evidence to sift through is staggering, and that may help defence lawyers as much as the Crown if cases are not assembled in the customary methodical way. This takes time. In some ways, perhaps Vancouver’s method is the crueller one. How many people are going about their daily business, wondering if today is the day they are led out of their home or office or classroom in handcuffs?

Pajari suggests mews hearing compromised

WAS West Van council’s Esquimalt Avenue/ Hollyburn Mews densification decision tainted? Note well: This is not one of those sly journalistic questions inviting readers to guess this is a quiz, and the “correct” answer must be yes — or why would the scribe ask it? Nor is there any implied reflection on developer Michael Geller’s integrity. Geller, a 63-year-old architect and developer with strong credentials, was genially open about his plan to densify three Esquimalt Avenue lots, requiring an amendment to the official community plan. The issue is whether some council members may have — perhaps unwittingly — violated the law that prohibits councillors from receiving any information about a matter subject to a public hearing after the hearing has been closed. Such impropriety or innocent carelessness once caused a court to quash two West Vancouver bylaws.

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Trevor Lautens George Pajari, who has meticulously documented challenges to some municipal activities, last month wrote mayor and council that “there is reason to believe” the Esquimalt public hearing may have been “irreparably compromised by the actions of some councillors.” The complication is that these occurred in the adjournment between the first and second sessions of the Esquimalt hearing. Pajari concedes there apparently is no case law on that situation. But he believes

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his call to Don Sutherland of B.C.’s Office of the Inspector of Municipalities established that such between-session hearings would be “highly irregular.” Mayor Pam GoldsmithJones — who cast the tie-breaking vote favouring Geller’s project — compared in-camera and public council records and said: “I want to assure the public that the public input and the public debate corresponds entirely with our policy and our standards. Both Coun. (Trish) Panz and Coun. (Shannon) Walker made comments referring to their own work in understanding public opinion prior to the close of the public hearing, which is exactly what the public expects of us all.” Pajari’s version in his letter: “. . . one councillor stated she had met privately with residents to discuss the development” — evidently between the adjournment and the second session. “Another councillor said she had discounted the value of the letters opposing the development based on

discussions during ‘lunch with a client’ who had signed one of the form letters.” My question: Do such contacts constitute “understanding public opinion”? Chief administrative officer Grant McRadu — note, not the elected officials — answered Pajari: “With respect to your email . . . Mayor Goldsmith-Jones and Bob Sokol, director of planning, lands and permits spoke relative to and provided information regarding the process, and relative to concerns set out in the subject email.” Clear? Panz and Walker, who both voted for the project, are first-term councillors, and veteran councillors will tell you it takes six months just to find the washrooms, as the saying goes. But if Pajari is correct, innocent error may be no excuse. He’s pursuing the issue. ••• My AmblesideNO! campaign continues. Its ultimate target is the fascinating disconnect in many

minds between new taxpayerbacked projects and the public debt that is destroying Europeans, Americans, and inevitably Canadians, even Tiddlycovers. Latest: The proposed 28,000-square-foot arts bunker — I call it the Artsy Bunker — squat on Ambleside Beach, centrepiece of an “arts precinct.” The suggestion that no public money may be needed is hogwash. And there are four existing Ambleside public arts venues a kilometre apart. Just say no. ••• The bullied have become bullies. The public pressure by the bullying wing of the gay, lesbian etc. movement on politicians to attend the various Pride parades — eagerly abetted by the media — is reprehensible in the extreme. The clear implication is that those who don’t submit are closet “homophobes,” i.e. anyone who isn’t 276 per cent behind the cause, and as such fair game to be “outed.” The rights-demanders

show zip respect for the right of politicians, including those who might support those rights generally, not to attend for whatever reason, and who feel intimidated into attendance — knowing that the usual suspects in the media, the academy, civil liberties groups and other sunny-day champions of rights they approve of, won’t back them. This irony couldn’t be greater: In her previous life, short months ago, Christie Clark was super-keen about CKNW’s wear-pink day, a campaign largely against the schoolyard bullies of gays and lesbians. But as premier, Clark and none of her Liberal MLAs showed at the Vancouver Pride parade. Maybe Clark began subscribing to Maclean’s. The magazine’s Web Poll — hardly scientific, to be sure — asked: “Is Toronto Mayor Rob Ford right to skip the city’s gay pride parade?” Said 56.4 per cent: “Yes, he should be free to do as he chooses.” Said 27.1 per cent: “No, it’s his duty as See Hooray page 10

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Let’s see more Crown reports like Hydro’s

ONE of the first thoughts to cross my mind as I read a government panel report of BC Hydro operations was “Why aren’t more of these produced?”

The Hydro report provides a great glimpse into the inner workings of the huge Crown corporation, and bared a lot of things for all to see, both positive and negative. It would be great to see a similar panel — the one in this case was made up of three civil servants — delve into the operations of other Crowns such as ICBC and B.C. Lottery Corporation (not to mention the health authorities). The Hydro report paints a picture of a corporation that is top-heavy with bloated salaries and immersed in a “gold standard” corporate culture that strives for excellence but which also becomes mired in a cautious, self-protecting approach to things. But the report also shows how BC Hydro has been used as a cash cow and treated like a political football by successive provincial governments for decades. The personal compensation issue is embarrassing for the Crown corporation. Employees

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are paid a massive amount of overtime, and pretty well everyone — with the exception of one per cent of the workforce — gets performance bonuses as well. Despite all the hue and cry over the years from its unionized staff that the corporation was being shifted to the private sector, the fact is BC Hydro has actually been growing in size year after year. A Vancouver Sun data base shows an astounding 2,371 people employed by BC Hydro make more than $100,000 a year. That represents more than 16 per cent of the extended public sector for the entire province. Five individuals — all members of one of the corporation’s unions — made more than $100,000 in overtime alone. In all, overtime cost more than $50

million, and performance bonuses approached that high number as well. (Of course, I don’t begrudge any BC Hydro linemen being paid overtime in a dangerous job to restore power at 2 a.m. during a storm.) But for all the hits BC Hydro is taking for the report, it can take solace in the fact that the panel has opened the door for some changes that may benefit the corporation. For example, Hydro pays the provincial government more than $300 million a year in water rental fees, which the panel notes is twice the rate paid by its counterparts in Manitoba and Quebec (the two other provinces where hydro is the primary energy source). This is one of the examples of BC Hydro being treated like a cash cow by government. Halving those water rental rates could cut overall hydro rates by more than four per cent (the panel estimates that $35 million is equal to a one per cent increase or decrease to hydro rates). The panel also recommends that BC Hydro be allowed to use a more flexible formula in determining what constitutes energy “self-sufficiency,” which it is mandated to achieve a few years from now. By moving away from

using a worst-case scenario (severe drought conditions) to measure self-sufficiency, BC Hydro will not have to buy as much power from private power sources, which could save it a bundle of money and could also ease the pressure

that is pushing hydro rates steadily upward. This change to the definition of self-sufficiency is a repudiation of one of former premier Gordon Campbell’s last acts before he announced he was stepping down. Long

a champion of growing the province’s private power industry, Campbell tied BC Hydro’s hands in a way that would have benefited that private industry.

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Quick response required for rioters Dear Editor: Your Aug. 12 Viewpoint, Core Problem, concerns me greatly. It stirs the anger and frustration I continue to feel over the Vancouver hockey riot. Your editorial, beginning in the second paragraph and continuing in the fifth, seems to imply that we can excuse the actions and the kind of idiocy that took place here in Vancouver. Simply said, we cannot. While I will agree with the fact that the “causes” for these two riots differ, the results were the same; unacceptable, criminal, idiotic behaviour. Our behaviours have consequences, and behaviours of this kind need to be dealt with quickly and strictly. If we don’t, it justifies and eventually makes acceptable the behaviour, twisted as it is. Simply said, we cannot afford to, nor should we let, such unacceptable, criminal idiotic behaviour slip by unpunished. Our premier and the mayor of Vancouver vehemently expressed and clearly indicated that the fullest weight of the law would be brought to bear on those who broke the law during the riot. I’m relying on that promise, and frankly don’t understand, nor do I accept, the delay

that we are experiencing in the process of that happening. I am now beginning to wonder if anything at all will in fact happen. Could it be that politics are getting in the way? This delay has “consequences” too: at the least, a growing disrespect for those who represent us in government and for the legal system, whether it’s toward the police forces in our province or the justice system as a whole. It affects how we view these bodies. Corrective behavioural disciplines lose their effectiveness with delay in enforcement or application; the reason for them is lost and eventually they have little or no value. What kind of a society do we then have to look forward to? Our riots will come to look more like others in this world if we don’t take action, and anarchy is not far behind — really. David Webb North Vancouver

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A10 - North Shore News - Friday, August 19, 2011

INQUIRING REPORTER WITH a chance of Premier Christy Clark still calling a provincial election this fall, the B.C. NDP has acclaimed Craig Keating as its candidate for the North VancouverLonsdale riding. Keating is a four-term City of North Vancouver councillor who was unsuccessful at winning the riding’s seat in the2005provincialelection, losing by 1,115 votes. B.C. Liberal Naomi Yamamoto is the riding’s incumbent MLA. The B.C. NDP has not won a provincial election since 1996. 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. — Drake Fenton

Allan Marsh North Vancouver I don’t think they will because of people’s distrust of the NDP.

Delores Crompton North Vancouver I don’t think so because they never do what they say they are going to do.

Can the B.C. NDP win the North Vancouver-Lonsdale riding?

Mark Thompson North Vancouver They might. We will have to see if Keating’s popularity as an elected councilor will compensate for the NDP’s provincial past.

Greg Diack North Vancouver I don’t think they have a chance because of their past

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Hooray for the ‘royal’ forces From page 6 mayor to attend major events.” Let’s agree that the remaining 16.5 per cent responded frivolously: “Ugh, I couldn’t care less what happens in Toronto.” The bullies, as wiser heads in the gay etc. groups must know, are cruising for a backlash by the non-elites. ••• RCAF! RCN! Yes! tlautens@telus.net


Friday, August 19, 2011 - North Shore News - A11

Highway gets new web cam at Horseshoe Bay 30 new B.C. cameras slated for website Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

MOTORISTS hoping to avoid gridlock near Horseshoe Bay can now go online to view weather and traffic conditions in the area at the click of a mouse.

A new web camera pointed east over the Highway 1 ramp at Horseshoe Bay feeds images to the DriveBC website, providing a new picture of the area approximately every 15 minutes. The camera became operational last week. The camera in Horseshoe Bay is one of 30 new web cameras slated to be installed this year in areas known for erratic weather and heavy

traffic. The website is scheduled to feature views from 200 cameras by the end of the year, according to a release from the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. “The new web camera at Horseshoe Bay will provide travellers with current road conditions in the busy area near the ferry terminal and Highway 99,” stated Minister of Transportation and Infrastructure Blair Lekstrom in the release. Horseshoe Bay was earmarked for a web camera due to heavy ferry traffic and the large number of commuters driving to and from the ferry through the Sea-to-Sky Corridor. The province launched DriveBC in 2005 and the website currently features more than 180 web cameras in the Lower Mainland, Interior, and at border crossings. The website also features updates on road conditions, weather reports, and road closures. Approximately 2.9 million people visited the website at www.drivebc.ca every month in 2010.

‘Buy and bust’ sting arrests 2 TWO Port Moody residents won’t be getting lost on their way to court after being caught with GPS equipment allegedly stolen from a West Vancouver store.

The male and female entered the store on Marine Drive on the afternoon of Aug. 4, and dropped a watch and the GPS device into the woman’s bag while the male made a scene to distract the store employees. Cpl. Jag Johal wouldn’t comment on how the distraction was done, but said it was designed to

intimidate the store employees. “That’s what happens, they get intimidated by some gnarly looking people and they don’t necessarily approach them,” he said. West Vancouver police tracked the property to Coquitlam, set up a “buy-and-bust” operation where a police officer impersonated an interested buyer of the goods, and arrested a 43-year-old male and a 34-year-old female. Both are known to police. The two have been released on a promise to appear with conditions ahead of a court date set for Sept. 7. — Tessa Holloway

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A12 - North Shore News - Friday, August 19, 2011

BRIGHT LIGHTS

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Afghanistan at a Glance opening reception

Sattar Saberi shows off his newly Zoe Hemu and Hillary Chen flash their smiles. published book, The Wandering Waves.

Artists Reyhaneh Bakhtiari and Guity Adib check out the exhibited works of art. Afghanistan At A Glance is showing at North Vancouver’s CityScape Gallery, 335 Lonsdale Ave., now through Aug. 27th. Three artists, Reyhaneh Bakhtiari, Guity Adib and Barry Alavi collaborated on oil paintings and installation pieces exploring a Prominent Iranian artist Houshang humanistic approach to a difficult life for women in Afghanistan. Visit nvartscouncil.ca for more information on the exhibition. Seyhoun accompanies film and television producer Sherry Soltani.

Gallery regulars Carole Clark and Kamal Nanavaty enjoy the reception.

Farzaneh Shahidi, Sepideh Sarrafpour, Felora Farahani and Afra Bakhtiari team up for a photo.

Summer student Laryn Van Dyk teams up with exhibition curator Jo Dunlop.

Volunteers like Zahida Jaffer and Amy Duval provide Stella Jo Dean and Linda Allan tour valuable help for the gallery. the gallery.

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Lover’s story falls apart in One Day: Page 16 Elvis gets his due in rockabilly history: Page 19 Dino DiNicolo chooses to stay a positive force: Page 24

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MEXICO’S Ximena Sariñana, on tour with Sia and Oh Land, performs her first concert ever in Canada tonight at the Commodore Ballroom. Her new eponymous album, featuring songs recorded in English, was released earlier this month on Warner Music.

XIMENA SARIÑANA MAKES A SEAMLESS TRANSITION INTO MUSIC

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Houston’s Ninfa’s put fajitas on the map: Page 26 More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

■ Ximena Sariñana performing with Sia and Oh Land at the Commodore Ballroom tonight, Tickets $26.50. Doors 8 p.m. Show 9:30 p.m.

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Already a veteran of stage and screen in Mexico at the age of 25, Ximena Sariñana is poised to conquer the English-speaking world with her new album.

Sariñana was born into show business. Her father, Fernando Sariñana, is a filmmaker and her mother, Carolina Rivera, writes screenplays. She appeared in her first feature film at the age of four while her father was completing his masters in filmmaking at UCLA. Her artistic destiny seemed predetermined. “That was the first thing that I did,” says Sariñana. “It was just natural for me to veer into acting. It was so much fun. I loved it and my parents were very supportive because they understood what it was all about, which is very cool, because you know they were very strict about school. They made school my priority and acting was

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A14 - North Shore News - Friday, August 19, 2011

CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 12:305 p.m. Info: 604-929-4354 or artemisinthecove@gmail.com. Aurum-Argentum Gallery: 1351 Railspur Alley, Vancouver, on Granville Island. TuesdaySaturday, 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: 604-9221915. www.bucklandsoutherst. com. Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 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. See more page 15

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Latin flavours

LOCARNO, the new Latin project from Juno award-winning musician Tom Landa, features a mix of Mexican music, Cuban son, folk, pop and funk in their sound. The band perform tomorrow night at 6 p.m. at North Vancouver’s Shipbuilders’ Square located in the shipyards area at the foot of Lonsdale, as part of Concerts in the Square. The summer concert series will feature acts throughout the day tomorrow and next Saturday, Aug. 27, as well. For more information and a complete schedule visit www.cnv.org//server.aspx?c=3&i=693.

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CALENDAR From page 14 net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9886844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 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 until Aug. 27. Art Rental Show: A salon style exhibition of more than 300 pieces of original artwork by local artists that can be rented for $10 to $40 per month will be on display from Sept. 9 to 24. Meet the artists opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 8, 7-9 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. 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 will present artwork by Linda Sharp and Roxsane Tiernan until Aug. 31. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition that explores decay in different mediums with stone sculptures by Oliver Harwood and acrylic paintings of vintage trucks and tractors by Warren Oneschuk from Aug. 31 to Oct. 19. Opening reception: Thursday, Sept. 1, 6:30-8:30 p.m. 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. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or www.ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5

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Party in the park

ACTOR Michelle Thrush will perform some comic relief at the ďŹ fth Annual Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival set for Cates Park/Whey-ahWichen, Sunday, Aug. 21, 1 to 7 p.m. This year the festival celebrates the 30year legacy of Chief Dan George. p.m. Closed Mondays. Altered States: Photo-based art from Thom Kline, Lindsay Skeans, Murray Siple, Sheryl R. Smith and Clancy Gibson. Artists in attendance Aug. 20, 2-3 p.m. Runs until Sept. 4. Three Elements â&#x20AC;&#x201D; Earth, Fire and Water: An exhibition of ceramic and watercolour works by Jean Ellis, Claudia Bos and Olga Turok runs from Sept. 6 to 25. Opening reception: Tuesday, Sept. See more page 18

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SOULMATES don’t always find their way. Sometimes it takes years, and decades peppered with poor decisions and the wrong people. The emotional journey of one such couple is explored in One Day, starring Anne Hathaway and Jim Sturgess as star-crossed lovers Emma and Dexter. The idealistic, semi-geeky Emma has had a crush on Dexter for ages. Who wouldn’t? Dex is smooth, monied, and infinitely beddable. We meet them on July 15, 1988, their college graduation. The date is vital, because over the next 20 years, the audience gets a snapshot, a peek inside their relationship, every July 15. Their unlikely, occasional friendship turns out to be the only constant in their lives, as Emma negotiates failed career expectations (most notably during a stint as a Tex-Mex waitress), and an emotionally stunted Dex goes on to hollow fame as a television presenter. Remember before the age of the all-informative Facebook, when if you bumped into an old friend after a year you had to catch up,

and they looked slightly different? It’s like that. (A novel concept for young ’uns raised on Twitter.) Dex and Em experience the stuff of life over the years: significant relationships, substance abuse, a wedding and a child. There are 364 other days on the calendar, of course, and we check in with our couple only to discover that some events have happened while we were away (so to speak). Luckily, David Nicholls, who wrote the best-selling novel, also wrote the screenplay: he keeps the once-a-year device intact and was well qualified to cram two decades’ worth of heartache into a featurelength film. Not unlike last week’s film The Help, One Day faces fiercely loyal readers with high expectations for a film adaptation. There was a kerfuffle in England over casting an American actress to play the beloved Emma character, though, to be fair, Hathaway’s accent only occasionally drifts into some sort of intangible dialect. And in staying true to the English, Scottish and Parisien locales, filmmakers get points simply for refusing to go completely Hollywood with the storyline. A natural chemistry between Hathaway and Sturgess (Across the Universe) helps to temper the film’s somewhat rushed pace through the years. We know that these two eventually get together — it’s right there on the poster, after all – and for the most part we are See Melodramatic page 29

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CALENDAR From page 15 6, 6-8 p.m. Artists in attendance: Saturday, Sept. 10, 2-3 p.m. 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: 604-9262233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or www.graffiticoart.com. 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/craft-fairs or 604-988-6844. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info and registration: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016. As Dreamt, As Built — Maps and Plans of North Vancouver. An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community’s development. 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. The Game — Another Take on the Exquisite Corpse: A gathering of works made by textile and surface design artists will be on display from Aug. 30 to Sept. 5. Opening reception: Tuesday, Aug. 30, 7-9 p.m.

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I’M a sucker for a good massage.

And it’s not just something that I treat myself to on special occasions — I truly feel that massages are an important part of a person’s general well being. For that reason, I head to my massage therapist about once a month for a good oldfashioned rub down. And while I love getting a deep tissue massage, sometimes it’s nice to break out of routine. Recently, I visited the newly opened Sabai Thai Spa location in Ambleside, to try out a completely unique experience in the “nuad pra kob” or herbal compress massage. Walking into the spa, I was immediately transported into a different headspace. The dark wood and auburn colour scheme combined with the slightly spicy scented aromatherapy was enough to melt away the day’s drama. While getting ready for the treatment, I asked for a little more information about it. Nuad pra kob combines 20 Thai herbs including prai, ginger, lemongrass, tumeric and cumin into a cotton compress that is steamed each time it’s used. It’s then applied to the skin using a massage technique. The heat and herbs help reducemuscularinflammation, increase blood circulation and stimulate lymphatic drainage, said Nisita Auttapong, manager of Sabai Thai’s West Vancouver location. According to Auttapong, the treatment originated in Thailand more than 2,000 years ago. “A long time ago in Thailand they didn’t have hospitals or any doctors or any technology. When people got sick or injured they just went

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WEST Vancouver’s Sabai Thai Sap offers naud pra kob, the Thai herbal compress massage (above), which eases inflamed muscles and increases blood circulation. Those who want to improve their flexibility can try nuad boran (below), a traditional Thai massage that involves pressure point stimulation and stretching. to the jungle and find any kind of herbs that they put together in the compress,” she explained. “They’d cover the injured areas and people got better so they continued to use it.” My 90-minute session started off with a soothing back massage using herbal oil. The herbal compress was then steamed and pressed against my skin in a dabbing motion. I was initially concerned about the compress replacing the practitioner’s hands for a large portion of the treatment. But I quickly found that I enjoyed the sensation of it against my body and the warmth and aroma it provided were equally comforting. The treatment tended to my arms, legs and even my

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JEWELLER Jen Ellis shows off some of her sterling silver creations that are on display in The Gift Box at CityScape Community Art Space. Ellis is one of five artisans who is showing her pieces at The Gift Box, a display case that also features handbags, print cards and scarves. It will be on display until Oct. 31, Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. and Saturdays, noon-5 p.m. at 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. arms and embrace their beauty in sleeveless dresses, all for a good cause. Raffle tickets are $10, or free by donation of two non-perishable food items. Prizes include personal training packages and group fitness packages from Connect Fitness. Info: www.connectfitness.com.

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Champagne Saturday is the last Saturday of the month at Wear Else’s three store locations, including the boutique in Park Royal’s south mall. The women’s clothing retailer will be serving up champagne cocktails all day and offering surprise instore promotions for this one day only. Gift with purchase while quantities last. Featured Aug. 27 — Denim. Details at www.wearelse.com. Portobello Petite is taking over the Rize Pop Up Shop (Kingsway and East 10th Avenue in Vancouver) for the month of August. Five Portobello West regulars — Elroy Apparel, Jenn Ellis, Street Cat Designs, North Vancouver’s littleMoSo and Beta5 Chocolate — will be showcasing and selling their wares at the unique retail

space. Portobello Petite will shut its doors at 6 p.m. on Aug. 27 as the vendors switch locations for the Portobello West fifth anniversary market at the Creekside Community Centre on Aug. 28. Info: www.littlemoso.com. Make way for summer fashions by clearing out unwanted clothing and accessories and donating them to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline program. Making a contribution is as simple as calling 1-800-505-5525 and arranging for a free pickup. The program currently picks up donations daily from homes in the North Shore area. Proceeds raised through the program help provide funding for research for the disease. To find out more, visit www.diabetes.ca. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@nsnews.com.


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Rave On taps into the myth

■ Rave On Buddy Holly — Various Artists (Fantasy Records) Rating: 7 (out of 10) Rave On Buddy Holly, released on the eve of what would have been the late legend’s 75th birthday in September, features 19 covers of his classic songs by a diverse range of performers. Drawing from the influential artist’s short but storied career, the compilation features both light and frothy, and intense reimaginings. Rave On kicks off with an appealingly understated performance by The Black Keys on “Dearest” followed by “Everyday,” which Fiona Apple lends her voice to, in duet with Jon Brion. Apple, who’s taken a break from the spotlight is rumoured to have a new album in the works, a follow to 2005’s Extraordinary Machine. It’s unfortunate that M. Ward and Zooey Deschanel’s version of “Rave On,” which appeared on Ward’s Hold Time (2009), didn’t appear on the album. She & Him instead offer “Oh Boy!,” with the title track recorded by Julian Casablancas. Nonetheless, The Strokes frontman does a great job, his version characterized by heavy and pulsing electric guitars. Modest Mouse does an appropriately dark and melancholic job of “That’ll Be The Day” and My Morning Jacket’s Jim James channels Holly’s signature warbling vocal style on “True Love Ways.” In contrast, Cee Lo Green’s “(You’re So Square) Baby, I Don’t Care” is a fun romp, similar in tone to his mega hit “F**K You!” and “I’m Gonna Love You Too” by rising star Jenny O. drips with sweetness. Legends in their own right also pay fitting tribute — Paul McCartney, Graham Nash, Patti Smith and Lou Reed included. Timelessness is an important

New releases August 23 Stephen Malkmus and the Jerks — Mirror Traffic. August 30 Tinariwen — Tassili; Red Hot Chili Peppers — I’m with You; Lenny Kravitz — Black and White America; Beirut — The Rip Tide. Sept. 6 Drawn Ship — Low Domestic; Lindsey Buckingham — Seeds We Sow. Sept. 13 Black Francis — Paley & Francis; Blondie — Panic of Girls; Neon Indian — Era Extrana; Laura Marling — A Creature I Don’t Know; St. Vincent — Strange Mercy; Ladytron — Gravity the Seducer; Girls — Father, Son, Holy Ghost; Lady Antebellum — Own the Night; Blitzen Trappen — American Goldwing. Sept. 20 Clap Your Hands Say Yea — Hysterical; Tori Amos — Night of Hunters.

measure of songwriting talent, as is resonance, and the ability of the artists featured on Rave On Buddy Holly to make these songs their own is testament to the talent of Holly and his widespread and lasting impact on the music of yesterday, today and long into the future. — Erin McPhee

■ Chamber Music — Ballaké Sissoko and Vincent Ségal (Six Degrees Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10) Perfect for a hot August

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The North Vancouver bassist has been a mainstay of several bands over the last two decades, in particular Breathe Underwater and Supertonic (or, even further back, Mr. And Mrs. Smith), but recently has been finding solace in solitude, and getting to know himself in the process. “It took me realizing I have to give everything I had, and realizing why I’m doing this,” he says, having just returned from a fiveweek tour in support of his third solo CD, I’ve Seen the Devil. It helps that DiNicolo has a few other talents hidden up his sleeve aside from his

bass playing. He combines the Tuvan throat singing tradition from Mongolia with mouth percussion, stomp box and his bass to form catchy, jazz-infused songs, and it’s easy to see that he doesn’t hold anything back. “People didn’t let the other bands I had into their heart as readily, and then I started doing these jam nights by myself when I hung out with friends having a drink, and I’d do this, and people would say ‘Hey, have you got that recorded?” he says. His solo work feels more authentic, he adds. “It seems people let it into their hearts more if I do this.” Which also brings DiNicolo around to why he does what he does. “Two reasons,” he begins. “One, some people go to therapists, I play music.” But the other reason is, as a lifelong music fan himself, DiNicolo wants to be able to give people that sensation where they can’t

See Tuvan page 30


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Sariñana moving outside of comfort zone From page 13

always thought of as a hobby. “I think that’s one of the reasons why I loved acting so much because it was treated as a hobby and not an obligation. It was always something that I looked forward to doing. It was like the reward after school being able to act if I kept my grades up. That was like the prerequisite for acting which I think is really positive when I look back on it.” Back in Mexico after her father finished his studies, Sariñana began working in telenovelas at the age of 11 as the villain Mariela in Luz Clarita and that led to several other acting gigs on TV. “In the three soap operas I did I was always the

antagonist character,” she says. “Which of course is way more fun to play than a goody-two-shoes, you know? In films I did a number of different roles, everything from a racist 15-year-old, to a jock cheerleader kind of girl, to a lesbian musician. I’ve played everything, all kinds of roles.” At home music was a big part of her environment. Sariñana’s father entertained her on guitar with Latin folk songs and there was always music playing in the house. “My dad had an extensive CD collection,” she says. “He sold all his vinyls to go study in the U.S. He was really into jazz and Tracy Chapman and Paul Simon and my mom was a huge Led Zeppelin fan. They were both big Beatles fans so I would listen to a lot of that, too. I would just feed off of my dad’s collection. It wasn’t until the age of eight or nine that I actually bought my first record — that was

Michael Jackson’s Dangerous.” Sariñana was always involved in music as a sideline while acting. She recorded songs for the soap operas she appeared in and also wrote some of the tunes for the Mexican movie Amar te duele. The huge success of that film and its soundtrack led to her move into music on a fulltime basis. Even though Sariñana had been working towards this moment for many years the reaction to the release of her debut album, Mediocre, in 2008 surprised her. “I wasn’t really expecting anything,” she says. “It caught on very quickly. At my record release party we played in front of 150 people and then six months later we were doing a headline show in a 3,500 seater. I couldn’t believe what was happening. Since then it doesn’t seem like I’ve been in one place longer than a month. I’ve just been traveling constantly, going from one place to the other.” The soundtrack to Amar te duele and her Mediocre debut sent Sariñana on an entirely new creative path and their success made her a major star in the Spanish-speaking world. Involved in all aspects of her music Sariñana draws on a wide spectrum of influences for inspiration. Working with Argentine producer Tweety González and Uruguayan producer Juan Campodónico on her debut, the Mexican singer/songwriter built alternative pop tunes with a disarmingly personal vibe. There is no mistaking her soulful music on radio playlists full of generalizations and formulaic tracks. After her success singing in Spanish, the theory was the well-crafted songs would translate well into English. They did. Despite switching to another language and working with different people on her second album, her music loses none of its power. “I felt that I was ready and I took on the challenge,” says Sariñana. “I was finishing the tour up in Mexico and Latin America for Mediocre and in the meantime I would come to L.A. for month-long periods of daily sessions with different producers and songwriters. Early on I found Greg Kurstin and Dave Sitek and I was just focusing on working with them. It was a very intense time, working and writing nonstop.” Forced out of her comfort zone it shouldn’t be a surprise that Sariñana made a song called “Different” the lead-off track. Everything was up in the air on the second record working with Kurstin and Sitek. “I obviously loved each of their

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RESTAURATEUR Ninfa Laurenzo (1924-2001) stands in front of her restaurant in Houston.

NINFA’S popularized fajitas in a dish that was originally called tacos al carbon.

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THE Original Ninfa’s on Navigation, which started out as a 10-table eatery in the corner of a tortilla factory, is credited with popularizing fajitas as a dish outside of Mexico. Now one of Houston’s top restaurants, the business built its reputation for sublime Mexican cuisine from humble origins. Ninfa Laurenzo started the restaurant in 1973 to stay in business after her ItalianAmerican husband Tommy Laurenzo passed away. The couple operated the Rio Grande Tortilla Factory, which had been making tortilla and pizza dough since 1948. She borrowed money to open the restaurant as a last resort and the business grew rapidly into a multi-million dollar regional empire. By the mid-’90s Ninfa’s

had fallen on hard times and the family was forced to file for bankruptcy. By then Ninfa Laurenzo was a cultural icon (she seconded George Bush senior’s Republican nomination for president) and when she died on June 17, 2001 thousands of Houston’s business and political elite attended her funeral. “The original Ninfa’s was on the east side of downtown sort of what was then the beginning of the barrio,” says current owner Niel Morgan. “Fajita means ‘skirt steak’ and she was the first one to do it. It really caught on and it became the place to go in Houston. She became very well known locally and very popular in the Latino community.” Morgan’s Legacy Restaurants operate the original restaurant. After bankruptcy proceedings the rest of the chain was broken up and went into different hands. “We have several of the same staff who have been here for almost 40 years — waiters, cooks and so forth. It’s always been popular, always been successful and today is enjoying the most popularity and highest sales ever. It’s part of Houston.” Executive chef Alex Padilla’s mother

See Ninfa’s page 29

NINFA’S makes fresh home-made flour and corn tortillas all day, every day in the kitchen (www.ninfas.com).

The Houston Museum of Natural Science holds the fossilized skeletons of two of these duck-billed herbivores that roamed western North America between 65 million and 73 million years ago. Next to the adult Edmontosaurus, the curators placed a giant Tyrannosaurus rex, known to be a significant predator of the peaceable plant eaters. The science museum is one of more than a dozen outstanding exhibition halls in what is known as the Museum District in Houston, Texas. But amazing museums aren’t confined to just one area of this south Texas metropolis of 2.2 million, now the fourth largest in the U.S. A lack of zoning bylaws adds to a quirkiness that leads to an “anything goes” development philosophy. In an area of neat family homes sits The Beer Can House, a unique single-family dwelling, now a museum, that’s totally covered in hammeredout beer cans. In 1968 the owner, John Milkovisch, decided he had to insulate. But he couldn’t afford a traditional job, so he flattened his ample supply of empty beer cans and nailed them to his siding. Budweiser got wind of the project and sent him cases and cases of beer (a dream come true for any alcoholic). Milkovisch had so many beer cans he finished covering the whole house, then added them on and around his porch, garage and mailbox. He made hundreds of beer cans into wind chimes that surround the building (somewhat noisy on a breezy day). The owner died in 1988 and his home became The Beer Can House, the best driveby museum in Houston. In nearby neighbourhoods, glorious mansions stand side by side with dilapidated, unusual dwellings. One architect added a massive aluminum shell around his home, erected a series of tall, thin silos on his property and embellished the house with car parts, giant frogs, gargoyles and a massive armadillo. Along another residential street, junked cars line the road and an “artist” called Scrap Daddy makes sculptures from old cars, junked appliances See Houston page 28


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From page 26 and machine parts. They’re all spread out in his very cluttered front yard. Our guide asked if we liked the Beatles and wanted to see President Barack Obama. Naturally, we agreed, so he took us to another residential neighbourhood where a company called SculptureWorx was set up. All around the property, sprouting like giant mushrooms, stood two-storey high, white concrete busts of most of the U.S. presidents, plus four-storey high likenesses of all four Beatles. The 30 presidential statues were produced by sculptor David Adickes. He made most of them for a buyer who went bankrupt, so they’re now on the market for about $22,000 each. They provide a startling display in the middle of Houston. photo Sandra Nowlan Of the 35 museums in Houston, including the FOSSILIZED skeletons of a young Edmontosaurus and an adult Edmontosaurus Children’s Museum, the Art seem dwarfed alongside that of a Tyrannosaurus rex at the Houston Museum of Car Museum and the Health Natural Science. Museum (giant body parts to roam around and through), the most unusual of all is the National even have a jalapeno version that is deliciously hot). Museum of Funeral History. Also located in a residential area Their Mexican cuisine is authentic, filling and full of flavour. (remember that lack of bylaws), this modern one-storey building Food lovers still flock to the Lone Star State for traditional contains a school for morticians and an aircraft hangar-sized display Texas barbecue. It appears no one does it better than the Goode area for antique hearses, unusual coffins and the biggest display of Company in Houston. funeral-service memorabilia in the United States and probably the The basic picnic tables at this Kirby Drive institution are always world. Its motto is, “Any day above ground is a good one.” filled with patrons seeking authentic, green mesquite-smoked beef Stuart Moen, the dean of academics at the school, told us about brisket or pork ribs accompanied by fresh jalapeno cheese bread, the most interesting exhibit. “Most people have never seen a casket coleslaw, slow-cooked beans and an ice-cold Shiner Bock beer. of this size,” he said, pointing to a giant wooden, silk-lined casket Dessert is also wonderful with the state’s best pecan pie. large enough for three people. “Back in the 1920s, a child died A regular patron, 80-year-old Frank Blaschke, told us he comes and his parents, in despair, ordered this built. They planned to kill to Goode’s every week or so. “No one else does it this well,” he themselves and be buried with the child. However, they came to said. “ When I leave here, I’m not sure they’ll have barbecue in their senses and it was never used.” heaven.” Moen also showed us a glass casket (“built as an experiment that didn’t work”) and The Money Casket. Produced for a coin If you go: collector, possibly as a tax writeoff, it’s covered with $643 worth of For a full range of Houston and Texas attractions, visit coins and bills. Very strange. Among the dozen or so vintage hearses traveltex.com (one of which carried the body of former president Gerald Ford), Excellent individual or group tours of Houston can be arranged Moen is very proud of a 4,600-pound 1921 model built of seven at houstonhistoricaltours.com or houstongreeters.org different types of wood, lots of elaborate detail and a stained-glass Recommended dining: window between compartments. Ninfa’s on Navigation (Tex-Mex): ninfas.com The museum, which gets high praise from visitors in spite Goode Company Barbeque: good-ecompany.com of its somewhat morbid nature, also includes an exhibit of early Mo’s, A Place for Steaks: mosaplaceforsteaks.com embalming equipment, a coffin-making workshop and special Hugo’s (Mexican cuisine from Oaxaca): hugosrestaurant.net displays about the deaths and burials of popes and U.S. presidents. The Reef (outstanding seafood): reefhouston.com Even after exhibits about death and funerals, hunger beckoned Shopping: and greater Houston offers no fewer than 8,000 restaurant choices. Forbes magazine calls Houston the No. 1 shopping destination With no bylaws, they can crop up anywhere, and often do. in the U.S. The biggest mall is Houston Galleria, with more Mexican cuisine has a huge influence in Texas (the Houston than 375 upscale stores. population is 38 per cent Hispanic), so we headed for the best Hotels: Tex-Mex restaurant in the city. Ninfa’s on Navigation makes its own Several good hotels are nearby including the Indigo: corn and flour tortillas and has won awards for its margaritas (they hotelindigo.com

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From page 20 submissions to rlphoto@shaw.ca before Aug. 31. Info: 604-469-1651. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. Selected Works from the Gordon and Marion Smith collection will be on display until Aug. 27. Admission by donation. CONCERTS Cates Park: Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver. Concert Series 2011: Free outdoor concerts Saturdays until Aug. 27, from 4 to 7 p.m. Three local bands will perform each evening. Info: www. musart.ca. Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival: The fifth annual festival run 1-7 p.m., Aug. 21, and features traditional dance groups, live mural art by Larissa Healey, comedian michelle Thrush and a salmon barbecue. Info: www.twnation.ca Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-9456 or www.firstimpressionstheatre.com. Quality Time: An evening of stories and songs featuring Charles van Sandwyk and the Brandywine Boys Thursday, Sept. 1 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30. Fundraising Concert: Acoustic artist Roy Forbes will perform two concerts in celebration of his 40th anniversary in the business Sept. 9 and 10 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30. Edgemont Village: Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver. Evenings in Edgemont: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings (weather permitting) from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 19, The Bobcats and Aug. 26, Headwater. Info: www.edgemont-village.com. Lynn Valley Village: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Summer Concert Series: Free outdoor concerts will take place Friday evenings from 7 to 9 p.m. Schedule: Aug. 19, Fab Fourever. Info: www.lvca. ca. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Blueridge International Chamber Music Festival: A concert series until Aug. 26 at 7 p.m. Schedule of performers: Aug. 20, Jeremy Chaulk, Witold Wardziukiewicz, Laura Vanek, Marina

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DEADMAU5 (Toronto producer Joel Zimmerman) has fine-tuned his electronic dance music into an art form. His epic performance at the PNE Forum Aug. 12 featured innovative beats put together with cutting edge technology. Hasselberg, Alejandro Ochoa and Dorothea Hayley; Aug. 23, Dorothea Hayley and Manuel Laufer and Aug. 26, full roster. Admission: $20/$10. Tickets: 604-929-9537 or blueridge. chamber@gmail.com. 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. 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.

Dino DiNicolo will perform Friday, Sept. 9 from 8 to 8:45 p.m. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Shante Chanter: Young soprano Shante Van Horlick will perform Thursday, Aug. 25 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Double Helix: Guitar duo Peter and Tony Chotem will bring their improvisational style combining elements of jazz, folk, pop and Latin music Thursday, Sept. 1 at 10 :30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. See more page 30

Melodramatic ending anything but subtle From page 16 patient enough to root for them, even when all seems lost. It’s a shame that Ken Stott and Patricia Clarkson (great actors, both) are wasted in roles as Dexter’s parents, necessary casualties of the hasty narrative. And alas, as soon as the narrative tool is dispensed with, the story starts to fall apart. Melodrama sets in, and a jarring hand-of-God

event occurs that will be a shock to those who haven’t read the book. However, astute viewers will notice bits and pieces, clues in some July 15s that foreshadow what will happen in future ones. It takes more than shoulder pads and haircuts to define a period, and director Lone Scherfig (An Education, Italian For Beginners) resists the temptation to shove set design and costuming down our gullet. Time transitions are subtle, even if the three-hankie ending is not.

worked at Ninfa’s as a cook when he was young and Legacy Restaurants enticed him to return home to man the kitchen. “Alex is an outstanding chef,” says Morgan. “I was reading a trade publication one day and it was talking about a new restaurant in San Francisco called Colibrí (which means hummingbird) and how it was very good and how the Mexican consulate ate there every day and so forth. It had an interview with the chef who happened to mention that he had gone to high school in Houston and his mother had worked at Ninfa’s. Normally I would never have called a San Francisco chef to talk about coming to work for us but that backstory was good enough that I did. Long story short he ended up in Houston in 2006 and came to work for us. He has really made it a great restaurant again.” When the restaurant came out of bankruptcy there was a lot of work to do to bring it back to its former glory. “The main thing is to keep it together,” says Morgan. “It would be a big mistake to tear it down and build a new building because it has a lot of charm. It was built a little bit here, a little bit there, and so what we are mainly trying to do is take care of it. We’ve added some outdoor seating and added a parking lot, all the while trying to keep the same feeling.” Ninfa’s have just launched their salsa recipe in bottled form and are selling them at H-E-B supermarkets and Central Markets in Texas. They are initially marketing four different versions of their house sauce: mild and hot house red roasted salsas, green hatch chile salsa and chipotle salsa. But the more things change the more things stay the same. “We still have all the old favourites,” says Morgan. “We still have more fajitas than anything else.”

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CALENDAR From page 29 Russian Souvenir: Violinist Yuri Zaidenberg and pianist Scott Meek will perform music by Russian composers Thursday, Sept. 8 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West

Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. Bridge Between Pub: 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1834 or www. bridgebetween.com. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend.

Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. 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. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. 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. The Celtic Medley String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 8-10 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604985-5646. See more page 32

‘Tuvan’ throat singing always gets a response From page 24 help but feel good when they hear a song, and find themselves humming the tune for the rest of the day. “I get a kick out of it. Every one of these tunes does it to me. It never used to do it with the band, but this it does do it to me,” he said. DiNicolo’s writing in I’ve Seen the Devil explores his own spiritual side, but not in the traditional language of religion. Instead, he talks simply of people’s choices to be either a positive force or negative force in the world, in particular through talking about the dark side of life, personified in the devil. “Talking about the devil is a lot easier than talking about the other side, which nobody wants to use the words to describe: God, Allah, Buddha, whatever word you want to use,” he said, eschewing any sort of label and adding he’s not trying to be preachy. “Having seen the devil, I’ve seen that we all get to choose those choices.” But what really sets DiNicolo apart is the gravelly throat singing he uses in his songs, borrowed from a long tradition practiced by ethnic Tuvans in parts of Mongolia and Russia. Oddly enough, he learned the style trying to imitate Froggy from The Little Rascals as a child. Only later in life, after watching films that featured Tuvan singing, did he realize it had another purpose. In it, he sings a low, gravelly voice deep in his throat that sounds almost other-worldly. “As soon as I do something that has that, as soon as I go into that, everyone who’s talking will suddenly go ‘...what?’ They want to know, what the hell was that?” he said. “We all do it. Say you ever exaggeratively got someone’s attention, and you went ‘ahem!’ You’re actually doing it. We all can, it’s in there.” But being unusual has its advantages, as one fan in Toronto dryly expressed it. “I got off stage and he looks at me straight in the face and says ‘Dude, of all the bass-playing, solo-singing, mouthdrumming Tuvan guys I’ve ever seen, you’re the best,’” says DiNicolo. “I understood the sarcasm he was getting at.”

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

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.

Kypriaki Taverna

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

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Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery.

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1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com

The Observatory

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

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

The Salmon House

The MarinaSide Grill

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

Le Bistro Chez Michel

Neighbourhood Noodles House

North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms.

BAR & GRILL Hurricane Grill

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

FRENCH Chez Michel

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

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

The Bridge Between Pub $ $

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

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

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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

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

The Fish House In Stanley Park

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

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

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

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

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel

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

Village Tap House

C-Lovers Fish & Chips

THAI

175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585

MALAYSIAN

1440 Lonsdale Avenue, N. Van. 604 990 0111 www.tamarindhill.ca

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Voted Best Pub on the North Shore for a reason. Extensive menu with weekly & daily food/ drink features plus full Take-Out menu. Free parking and close to public transit. 20 plus drafts on tap. Reserve your special event or party today [8-30 ppl - excluding Fridays]. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van 604.990.8880 www.blackbearpub.com

The Rusty Gull

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Tamarind Hill Malaysian Cuisine

The Black Bear Pub

SEAFOOD

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

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CALENDAR From page 31 OTHER EVENTS 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. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www. capilanou.ca/nscucentre. Cap Speaker Series: Tzeporah Berman will talk about her book, This Crazy Time, which addresses environmental challenges Wednesday, Sept., 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Ferry Building Landing: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Summer of Cinema and Song: Free outdoor live music followed by a film will take place on Sundays at 7 p.m. Dates, groups and Advertisement

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movies: 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. 2021. Info: www.deercrossingtheartfarm.org/synchronicity2011. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews.com.

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individual projects,” she says. “I loved The Bird and the Bee and TV on the Radio but you never know how it’s going to work out until you actually work with them. In both Greg’s case and Dave’s case it was just super fun. There was an immediate connection and they both made me feel comfortable and at home. I loved what came out of it. I thought that was the most interesting stuff that I did and I wanted to keep doing it and it was what I wanted the record to sound like. The record started taking form with them.” Sariñana is a musical auteur, a term coined by the French journal Cahiers du Cinéma to describe filmmakers who put their stamp on work no matter who they work with. She is a master collaborator who likes to work as part of a creative team. Nothing is lost in translation with Sariñana because nothing is translated. Her Spanish songs remain Spanish and likewise for her English tunes. “When I’m here I obviously speak in English and when in Mexico I speak in Spanish but the shows are pretty much what they would be if I had done the second record in Spanish,” she says. “I enjoy playing the new songs because that’s what’s more interesting for me now but I also like to play some of the old songs. I will try and keep it as balanced as possible.” The week her new album was released Sariñana headed out on a summer tour with Sia and Oh Land. “It’s amazing,” she says. “It’s always a lot more fun to be able to tour with other girls. You kind of feel better that you’re not the only girl on the road. Sia’s really nice and Nana, the singer from Oh Land is amazing, and it’s really cool to be able to hang out with her.” Although Sariñana has visited Vancouver on vacation the Commodore Ballroom show tonight is the first time she has performed in Canada. “It’s always been a problem with the visas as you might know,” she says. “Mexicans and Canadians stopped having a positive relationship in terms of visas I think two years ago so after that it’s been a bit of a problem every time you want to go to Canada. It’s become a little bit harder for me to be able to tour but I finally got my visa for the date and I’m excited.”


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DAVIES - Reginald Herbert “Bert” Bert passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday August 3, 2011. He was born October 27, 1926 and raised in West Vancouver. Bert had a successful career in the carpet industry moving from Vancouver to Kelowna and Calgary before settling back in West Vancouver. After retiring from Harding Carpets as BC Vice President, Bert kept busy with charitable work for the BC Paraplegic Association, and the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation. Bert also enjoyed providing consulting services for his son’s restaurant business the Sequoia Group. Bert will be remembered for his unquenchable sense of humour, as a perpetrator of practical jokes, and a source of almost believable stories. On the occasion of his 80th Birthday a dear friend wrote: “There once was a chap called Bert Davies Who was sent down on earth to deprave us His practical jokes on innocent folks Resulted in cries of “please save us”” Bert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Colleen, daughter Sharon, sons Brent and Michael (Betsy), grandchildren Daynas and Qantas Corman, Thomas and Isabel Davies; and great grandchildren Nina and Aliana Corman. A celebration of Bert’s life, and sharing of his wonderful stories, will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, on Tuesday August 23, 2011 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm,

Dries, John A July 27 1926- August 10 2011 It is with great sadness we announce that on August the 10th John passed away after a short illness while vacationing with mom in Europe. A private memorial with just immediate family will be held upon John’s wishes.

GASTON, Mary Jeanne (nee Michel) Passed away peacefully on August 5th at Cedarview Lodge, where she lived for her last two years after being stricken with Alzheimer’s Disease. She was predeceased by her husband, Robert A (Bob) Gaston, who she met in high school in Everett, Washington. Mary is survived by her brother, Fred Michel, her two children, Bob and Bill, her daughters-in-law Dede and Joanne, and her grandchildren, Samantha, Max, Lise, Connor, Vaughn and Lilli, all of whom will miss her. Mary graduated from Washington State University and taught elementary school in Seattle. Mary and Bob emigrated north to Vancouver in 1954, and lived mostly in Dollarton. Mary turned her talents to selling real estate because she loved working with people, and it is a testament to her cheerfulness and loyalty that many clients became longtime friends. Mary also played a good hand of bridge, and was a regular at duplicate tables in the area. A private family memorial will be held. In her memory, in lieu of flowers, donations can be sent to Cedarview Lodge, the staff of which do a wonderful job.

Sagar, Margaret Jean Oct. 30,1935 - Aug. 11, 2011 Sadly we announce the passing of Margaret Sagar. Surrounded by love, Margaret passed away peacefully at the North Shore Hospice. She was born in Leeds, England to Bernard Bateman and Dorothy Poppelwell. Margaret is predeceased by her husband Hilton. She will be sadly missed by her daughter Karen (Tom), son Mark (Lucy), three grandchildren Devan, Bianca, Michela and many friends. Margaret moved to Canada from England in 1959 and had a wonderful career as a secretary at Brooksbank and Canyon Heights Elementary Schools. She was loved by many colleagues and children alike. A memorial service will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC on Tuesday, August 23, 2011 at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the North Shore Hospice would be gratefully accepted in Margaret’s honor.

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MATTHEW JOHN LEPAGE First baby for Jeff LePage & Kerry Smith born July 21st at 3:30pm weighing 6lbs 7oz Proud Grandparents are John & Lynn Smith (Halfmoon Bay) Gail Smith (North Vancouver) and Janet LePage (New Westminster) Great Grandchild for Marg Smith (Gibsons) and Eva Jacobson (New Westminster) Many happy Aunts, Uncles and Cousins too!

Wilkins, Brian Robert March 6 1952 - August 13 2011 Brian Robert Wilkins passed away at home in Chemainus in the tender care of his wife and children. A proud environmentalist and union man he was a steady rock for his family and leaves a legacy of love for the outdoors, for hard work and hard play. He is survived by his wife Carol Anne (Lawry), his children - Simon, Marshall, Amber and Jarid his parents Annie and Robert, his siblings Sharie and Alan. He will be missed dearly.

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LANDSCAPE GARDENER LOST: DUTCH JORG&OLIF BIKE Taken from our locked van in our driveway . Brooksbank School / Grand Blvd. area in N. Vancouver (604) 985-7779 Reward

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FOUND: Blue and Yellow Budgie in Blueridge Found blue budgie with yellow face in Blueridge. Call: (604) 318-3229. SULL - Tara Singh 1930 - 2011 Passed away unexpectedly on Aug 16, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital at the age of 81. Tara was a long time resident of North Vancouver, arriving from India at at the age of 19 to join his father Jarnial Singh where they all settled in North Van. Tara worked in the Forest Industry and later had his own Trucking Company and then worked for the District of North Vancouver, driving truck until his retirement. Tara enjoyed travelling, which he did a lot of before and after his retirement, when he saw most of the world. Tara is predeceased by his wife Paula (1995), daughter Geri (2010), and brother Surian (1997). He will be dearly missed by his son Jeevan (Linda), daughter Daljeet (Gary), son in law Jerry and his Granddaughter Alex. Thanks to everyone who visited Tara and helped out in the past year. He was a generous person and was well loved. He was a valuable contributor to many community services and concerns. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday August 21st, 2011 at 11:00 am at Five Rivers Funeral Home, 7410 Hopcott Road, Delta, BC. Temple service will follow at Akali Singh Sikh Temple. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lions Gate Hospital Heart Fund.

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FOUND LAST week gold/silver Womens bracelet @ Auto Mall Park. Toyota car key with London Drugs tag found at Ambleside dog park on 2 mths ago. Call to id 778-882-7816 FOUND MOUNTAIN bike top of Northwood West Van, last week of July. Call to ID. 604-984-0885 LOST DOG- small white female Coton DeTulear, Lynn Valley area since July 28th. $200 Reward. call 604-904-8935

RING, MOON stone, lost Edgemont village, Reward, 604-612-4022

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Singles Clubs

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

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Volunteers

The Coho Society of the North Shore needs

VOLUNTEERS

The Coho Festival is the largest environmental event on the North Shore and there are lots of ways to get involved and have fun at the same time. Bring a friend with you and help with the set up in the morning, the take down in the afternoon or one of the many events that make up the Festival. If you want to be involved in this year’s biggest ever Coho Festival, call the Coho office at 604-926-6956 or email us at: cohosociety@ westvanchamber.com.

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604-630-3300

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

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

778-968-4400

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Hotel Restaurant

RESTAURANT 6610 Royal Ave, West Van, BC. We require F/T Food Service Counter Attendant. Duties: serving customers, taking orders and accepting payment, preparing simple foods items & wrap food for take-out. Min 1 yr exp as a Food Service Counter Attendant required. Salary $ 12.75/hr. Fax resume 604-597-4470 or email: shiraz.dossa@gmail.com

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Legal

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Trades/Technical

★PAINTERS ★ Minimum 5 years experience. $20 - $25/hr. Year round painters required Call 778-320-1978 Max WELDERS AGI ENVIROTANK in Biggar, Sask. requires experienced welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume with references to info@envirotank.com or fax to 306-948-5263.

FEATURED EMPLOYMENT Windsor Plywood - North Vancouver is looking to fill the following position

★ P/T Sales Counter/Stock Person Some knowledge of floors and doors an asset but will train. Please apply to Windsor Plywood 309 Kennard, North Vancouver (3rd St. & Lower Road) or Fax to 604-985-5652. No phone calls please.

Job Listings, From A-Z

From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

EDUCATION Upgrade your skills.

Find education training in the Classifieds.

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Tutoring Services

T U T O R D O C T OR NO R T H SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutorsnorthshore.com

New skills… mean new opportunities

THE HURRICANE GRILL Hiring Experienced Line Cooks Excellent wages & tips. Will train. Apply in person with resume to 999 Marine Dr., North Van.

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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A34 - Friday, August 19,19, 2011 A34 -–North NorthShore ShoreNews News – Friday, August 2011

GARAGE SALES W. Van - Sandy Cove Downsizing Sale! Sat. Aug 20th & Sun. Aug 21st 9am - 3pm 4111 Rose Cres. Lamps, furn, pictures, tools. Too many items to list. Somthing for everyone!

North Vancouer

Multi Unit Yard Sale! Sat. Aug 20th 9am - 1pm North West Corner 5th & Lonsdale Too much list. Something for everyone!

MOVING SALE

Sat. August 20th 9am-3pm 4705 Meadfeild Place No Early Birds D/R suite, desks, carpet, toys and lots of household items. WEST VAN Cabin, Country Collectibles & Clothes Sat 9am - 1pm 3521 Creery Ave. off 3500 Block of Marine Dr. Wine makIng bottles, yarn, retro fabrics, and much much more! WEST VAN MOVING SALE Sat Aug 20th 9-2pm 5663 Eagle Harbour Rd. Indoor outdoor furniture, double bed, garden tools, ladders, household goods, pine table & chairs, i/noutdoor plants etc. WEST VAN MOVING SALE Everything must go! Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21st 9am - 5pm 955 Taylor Way ( park on Anderson ) Motorized scooter, teak dining set six chairs, + 6 teak armchairs, many new items + freebies! WEST VAN

MOVING SALE

Sunday, August 21ST 12noon-3pm 1066 Jefferson Ave Oak dining room table/4 chair $500obo, bdrm ste, garden, household misc.

North Van

MAPLE SALE

LINC’S SPECIMEN TREES Fruiting Fig Trees, Sour Cherry & White Fruiting Mulberry Japanese Maples from $20 Fragrant varieties of Roses Yew & Boxwood Hedging material, 3 for $40 Beautiful specimens! Corner Welch St & Cap Rd. Fri, Sat & Sun 10am - 5pm Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc NORTH VAN - Lynn Valley ESTATE SALE Sat, Aug 20th 9am - 2pm Apt E - 1243 East 27th St Rain or shine! New items - not out before! N. Van - Lynn Valley

MOVING/GARAGE SALE Sunday, August 21 10am-12noon 1258 Coleman Close Electronics, modern furniture. large ceramic garden pots etc. LYNN VALLEY

GARAGE SALE

Sat. Aug 20th 9am-2pm 2758 St. Christophers Rd. Furniture, household, garden, books, something for everyone! NEB

N. Van - Grand Blvd area Garage Sale! Sun. Aug 21st 10am - 2pm 837 Grand Blvd. (in lane) Household & misc. items, baby boy clothes, machinist shop tools, No earlies! North Van.

Muli Unit Sale! Sat. Aug 20th 10am - 2pm Atrium @ 1188 Parkgate Ave. Misc. houehold items. Too much to mention.

North Van Deep Cover Garage Sale! Sun. Aug 21st 10am - 3pm 4458 Epps Ave. Furn, misc household items, kids stuff, dvd, cds, clothes, dog divider for car & animal crate. Etc. N. Van

GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21 8am-2pm 732 East 4th Street ( in back lane in garage) Baby clothes, boy/girl 0-3, toys, swing, jogging stroller, miscellaneous household. 3681 Campbell Avenue, North Vancouver, Moving Sale Saturday August 20, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Moving/Demolition Sale. Tons of great buys. Pontoon boat, treadmill, wood/ metal table, etc. Demo sale includes items such as aluminum driveway gate, furnace, kitchen cabinetry, etc. Rain or Shine.

A LARGE GARAGE SALE. SUN Aug 21st 9am - 1pm 850-11th St. Household, clothes, books, games, teen stuff, garden & sporting goods.

WEST VAN MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, Aug 20 & 21 10am - 3pm 615 Hawstead Pl British Properties Household items, furniture & home decor. Low low prices NORTH VAN

HUGE MOVING SALE Fri Sat & Sun 9-2.

Furniture, cds, dvds, clothes, electronics, musical instruments, housewares etc. 412 Vienna Cresin back yard! North Vancouver

Final Blow Out Sale!

Saturday August 20th 9am-4pm 4500 Mapleridge Drive Everything must go! Tools, furn. clothes, dishes etc. North Vancouver

MOVING SALE

Sat & Sun, 8-2 Cres. 3476 Wellington (Edgemont area, past church) Must sell great prices, home decor, electronics, furniture, shelves, lots more. NORTH VAN GIANT MULTI FAMILY SALE *** Saturday Aug 20 9-2pm. If raining Sat then Sunday 3896 Lynn Valley Rd. Tools, ladders, household, clothes, books, garden stuff, too much to list. NORTH VAN YARD SALE Sat Aug 20th 9am-noon 2870 Lindene Road Small household, home decor, wicker chair, rattan trunk, pictures, area rugs, mirrors, etc.

North Van

Downsizing Sale Sat 8am - 4pm 2421 William Ave.

Lots of good stuff! Furniture, electronics, and massage table & clinic supplies, household items, misc etc.......

BLOCK SALE Derwent Cres. (Off Patterdale) Saturday 9am - 1pm Pine furniture, bath vanities, vintage telephones, loads of misc. sports, kids and household items. NO EARLY BIRDS

N. Van BIG BACKYARD SALE Sat. August 20th 10am-1pm 338 East 21st Street Lots of baby/kids toys, clothes, strollers, HH items, Lemonade stands for BCCS. Great quality, great prices.

North Vanc. Huge Garage Sale! Sat. Aug 20th, 9am - 2:30pm 1514 MacGowan Ave. Fabric, yarn, thread, rug yarn, household items & much more! Great stuff & great deals.

North Vancouver MULTI FAMILY SALE! Saturday August 20 9am - 12pm 445 W. Kings Rd. Kids toys, furniture, household items, stereo equipment,TV NO EARLY BIRDS!

North Vancouver Yard Sale! Sunday, Aug. 21st 9am - 3pm 1360 Plateau Dr. Dining room suite, misc household & Christmas items, etc. Proceeds to Royal Hudson Restoration.

North Vancouver 1431 East 27th Ave. Saturday Aug. 20 9 AM - 4PM Lighting fixtures, cupboards, shelving, book cases. Seasonal decorations & lights. Wedding accessories. Flower pots, garden stuff. Toys. Warping Mill

* Garage Sale * Edgemont/Handsworth Area 4128 Virginia Cres., Sunday August 21, 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Books, Furniture, Clothes, Knick Knacks, Garden Furniture, etc. Rain or Shine Come Find Your Treasure Everything Must Go

W VAN Garage Sale 1449 Haywood Ave Saturday August 20, 8 AM - 2 PM Lots of original Oil & Watercolor Paintings Sofas, TV stand, Coffee table, Book shelves, Chairs, Kitchen cupboard Stationary bike! The entrance of garage is in the back alley between Haywood & Inglewood NO EARLY BIRDS!! NORTH VAN HOARDER CLEAN OUT Multi Family Sale Sat, Aug 20, 9am -1pm 1930 Mahon Ave, in laneway Quality items - bar stools, wicker, pots, pans & dishes, collectibles, plus size clothes & furniture 1644 Ralph Street MULTI FAMILY Garage Sale Saturday August 20 9:00 AM - 1:00 PM RETIRING PRIMARY TEACHER Lots of unit resources! Books! Lesson plans! Posters! Also childrens items, clothing, and household items. NO EARLIES!

MULTI Family, Garage Sale WV Saturday August 20, 8am-12pm, St. Georges Ave, West Vancouver. Items include years of books, cds, childrens toys (good condition) fine china, collectables, furniture, childrens furniture,doors, dvds, household items, silverware, deck furniture & more. Take Exit 2, down Eagleridge, right on Marine, left into Gleneagles Golf Course and follow the golf course to the right onto St. Georges Ave. Rain or Shine. (no early-birds)

Antiques

ANTIQUE SHOW

Sat., Aug. 27th 7:30-9:00 a.m. $10 Early Bird 9am-5pm $1.50 Reg. Admission

Yard Sale! Sunday, August 21st 9am- 1pm 711 East 15th St Too much to list

VENDORS WANTED

Tables: $3500 703 Terminal Ave., Info: 604-685-8843

VANCOUVER FLEA MARKET

KERRISDALE ANTIQUES FAIR 250 tables & booths of Antiques & Collectibles under one roof! SEPT 3 & 4 •10AM- 5PM Kerrisdale Arena 5670 East Blvd. @ 41st Ave, Vancouver Admission $7 604-980-3159 • www.21cpromotions.com

North Vancouver

Garage Sale! Sat. Aug 20th 10am - 1pm 308 East 16th St. Kids & adults clothes, toys, books & so much more!

4129 Russell Court, Garage Sale Saturday August 20, 8:00 AM - 11:00 AM, Rain or Shine. Top Quality Items: Kitchenware, Small Kitchen Appliances, Lots of Decorative Pieces, Pictures/Frames, Toys, Light Fixtures

N VAN Garage Sale 237 Mathias Rd, Saturday August 20, 8:00 AM - 12:00 PM, Multi Family Sale,.Below Capilano Rd and Marine Dr intersection

N VAN Garage Sale 1196 Lawson Street Saturday August 20, 9AM - 2PM, Sale in lane-way at rear of house. No early birds and prices are negotiable. Rain or Shine. N VAN Yard Sale 303 East Osborne Road Sunday August 21, 10AM 12PM, House hold items, children’s items, renovation fixtures

GARAGE SALE

969 Groveland Rd, Garage Sale Saturday August 20, 10:00 AM 2:00 PM, Baby Stuff, Antiques, Collectables, Crystal, Outdoor & Indoor Furniture, Tools, Art, Books, etc. Don’t Miss Out on some Beautiful Deals. Huge Multi-Family Sale

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North Van.

N VAN Garage Sale 2134 Eastern Avenue, Multi-Family Garage Sale Furniture, Gadgets,Household,Xmas,Toys,Crafts etc... Sunday August 21, 9:00 AM - 3:00 PM, Rain or Shine. Earlybirds Pay Double !!!

Sat, Aug. 20 9-3pm 1055 Canyon Blvd. Houshold items, kitchen cabinets, toys, appl, fishing, guitar, fireplace, light fixture and more.

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Appliances

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1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

Art & Collectibles

2015

18 K WHITE Gold Ladies Cartier Tank Francaise, app.$21,500 Ask $8,800. ajbradshaw@ymail.com

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Food Products

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

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

Sat & Sunday STE 808- 170 E. Keith Rd NV. 604-924-9540 Pair couches, wood table& 4/chairs, 2 forged steel/ glass coffee tbls, 2 nite tables, gas bbq, desk, 2 tvs, bookshelves, fax, printer & more.

BDRM SUITE, queen, made in Italy, black laquer, Esate Must sell $400, 604-512-3667 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 LARGE WOOD table, 6 chairs, $220. Hockey & inline skates & miscellaneous. 604-985-7804 LOW GIVEAWAY PRICES. Sofa, loveseat, sideboard, dressing tablew, computer desk, shelving & table lamps 604-922-9289 LUXURY MOVING sale, $40k set of furniture for $10k obo. D/R ste for 8, China cab and 6 piece L/R furniture. Call 604-551-2826 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 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 SOLID MAPLE twin 'mates' bed, 3 under bed storage drawers and headboard storage. Mattress incl. $95.00 (604)983-2245

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25' HD TV & Entertainment Unit $50. Call 778-846-5275 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/ newspaper NEW SUITCASES, black, on wheels. 28’’ x 16’’ $40. 25’’ x 16’’ $40. 20’’ x 13’’ $25. 604-986-8161 Wringer Electric washer $50 free standing unique electric fp $50, fridge 20cuft $75, 604-929-4446

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Agents

Recycler

FREE ITEMS: Closet(23x23x71h), 2.3/4 Bed w/hdboard/ftboard, Hide-a-Bed Call: (604) 980-1500

TV STAND for a flat screen, black/brown. coffee table, black/ brown, free for pick up. Call 604-988-8625

For Sale by Owner

Sports Equipment

2120

HOCKEY EQUIPMENT: Men’s CCM Tacks, size 7.5-$35; Boys Bauer Shift size 2-$55; CCM Vector Size 4 $65; Bauer Select II size 6 $95. In-line skate RBK boys sz 4 $40.00; Girls BladeRunner Roller Blades, size 4 (adjustable 1-4) $25. Call 604-987-1932

REAL ESTATE 6002

Furniture

MOVING EVERYTHING must go !

1636 Pinecrest Drive West Vancouver, Garage Sale Saturday August 20, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, Sunday August 21, 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM, All items under $30 Kitchen items, cookware, drinkware, toys, and assorted misc. items.

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N. Van

West Van

2075

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01 uSELLaHOME.com

RAFFI ANTEPYAN, SUTTON GROUP-1ST WEST REALTY Enchanting home on a Quiet Culde-Sac in Oxford Heights, features vaulted ceilings, wood floors, a 2 bedroom LEGAL SUITE. Must see! $639,000 Call: (604) 808-2962 email: rantepyan@sutton.com

Find your perfect home at

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack fully renovated 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $458,900 795-2997 id5402 Chilliwack large 2522sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, mn fl master br view $325K 701-1245 id5411 Langley Senior’s Bargain 1000sf 2br 1ba up level tnhse, 55+ $155K 532-1772 id5371 Mission beautiful 2700sf 5br 3ba, 7191sf lot, amazing suite $448K 287-2860 id5409 New Westminster updated 670sf 1br condo, pool $159,800 778-397-0508 id5230 Squamish Resort Living 650sf 1br condo concrete bldg, view $300K 808-9288 id5397

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-26

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Condos/ Townhouses

Port Moody

BEST BANG FOR YOUR BUCK! College Park, Port Moody

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301B Evergreen Drive

Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

Jess LaFramboise 604-815-7190

6020-02

Abbotsford

CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors

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Wanted to Buy

3010-03

Music/Dance Instruction

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3040

Daycare Centres

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

3507

Cats

2 FAMILY raised kittens all colours great personalities. Advantaged & dewormed. $50ea. 1-604-794-5972

RAGDOLL X indoor loving 5 year old cat. Free to a good home, without other pets. 604-534-0899

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

3508

Dogs

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

ENGLISH Bulldogs Purebred,CKC Reg, Sold w/$500 of free boarding at our country kennel. 2 boys available now. ONLY $1800. BulldogsBC.com. (604) 898-9044 or woof@mvph.ca.

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-38

Vancouver East Side

SAT AUG 20th, 2-4pm, 6427 Beatrice St. Killarney, 6 yrs, 1/2 duplex, 1900sf, 6 BR w/2suites. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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Real Estate

2135

WANTED: One piece STEEL GARAGE DOOR 6'10'' high x 8’11'' wide. Call 604 461-1990

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

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

It’s time for bargain hunting! Browse our Garage Sale section to find deals near you.


3508

Dogs

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

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Pet Services

5075

Mortgages

NOW is time for a NEW MORTGAGE

Refinance & Purchase Rates are great! Housing market is strong. Lenders are allowing again Self Employed, New to Canada, & Previous Bankruptcies. Call for your FREE Consultation mortgage specialist Martinique Walker, AMP Verico Assent Mortgage Corp. 604-984-9159 Toll Free: 866-984-9159

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $17/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

7005 4060

Metaphysical

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-478-4410 (18+) 3.19/min. 1-900-528-6256 truepsychics.ca

Body Work

ATTRACTIVE mature European lady on North Shore for delightful bodysage. ANITA, 604-808-5589

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Personals

full body rub sauna & steam Chinese, Korean, Japanese, Thai

Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

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Travel Destinations

FAMILY- RUN OCEANFRONT motel in Campbell River, beach access, kitchenettes, campfire, picnic tables. $69/night, weekly rate specials. 1-250-923-5421 edgewatermotel.shutterfly.com

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Beautiful 1 bedroom condo. This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $89 per night. Fri & Sat: $109 per night based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info go to www.magellan.directvacations.com

604-294-8038

402-3701 Hastings St., Burnaby LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

7015

Escort Services

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The Fox Den at Metrotown out-call Escorts Vancouver

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Financial Services

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Legal Services

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Money to Loan

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Apartments & Condos

6505

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

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.

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: ESTATE OF GEORGE DONALD KETTYLS, late of North Vancouver, BC. NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of the above deceased are hereby required to send them to the undersigned at 3rd Floor, 612 View St., Victoria, BC, V8W 1J5, before September 17, 2011, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to the claims of which he then has notice. Michael Kim Kettyls Executor By his Solicitors HORNE COUPAR

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of WILLIAM NORMAN BARR, otherwise known as WILLIAM N BARR, WILLIAM BARR and BILL BARR, late of 1161 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC V7J 3H7, who died on 2011 April 23, are hereby required to send them to Ameen Kanji, Executor, c/o #404 - 1850 Comox Street, Vancouver, BC V6G 1R3, on or before 2011 September 16, after which date, the Executor will distribute the said Estate amongst the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims that have been received. Ameen Kanji, Executor

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 2nd floor, faces north, newly renovated, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets,$1100, Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264

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

2 BR garden level, faces south, $1150; upper Lonsdale, cable hw heat ns np, Sep 1. 604-987-8807

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 1 BR $925 incl hydro, patio, large, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg, immed. 604-990-4088

2 BR lrg Lower Lonsdale, patio, own wd, prkg, ns, np, new paint, h/wood, $1425 604-988-4871 2 BR, Sep 1, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1300incl heat & hw, 604-617-3602 3 BR, 1.5 Bath, hardwood, 1 mi. east of 2nd Narrows, , incl heat/ hw, prkg, pool, no pets, $1450. 604-929-0632.. 929-1389

1 BR $925 Sept 1. heat & hw incl, sec prkg, elevator. 140 West 17th, 990-8262, 985-1658

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

1 BR +den, Ravenwoods, water view, hardwood, dw, wd, Sept 1, $1275, pets ok. 778-883-5225

1 BR, crnr ste top flr, lrg bright west blcny, 15th & Lonsdale, $900incl ht

1 BR. Woodcroft 180° view, like new, pool, gym, $1100incl utils, avail immed, Call 604-926-9281

PARKRIDGE TERRACE

2 BR ($1700/mo). Avail Oct 1st. With balconies and spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops and close to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat and hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

2 BR Large $1150, Sept 15 or Oct 1, Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

LEGALS 5505

6505-11

1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 3rd floor, faces north, h/w flrs, heat and hot water incl, no pets,$925, Dodwell Strata Mgt. 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264

Call Today

604-630-3300

Apartments & Condos

rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

From the City to the Valley

6505

2 BR Condo, new paint, h/w flrs, inste w/d, 2 bath, pet ok, Ravenwoods, $1600/m. 778-938-9891

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for company. 604 451-0175

or call 604-785-5672

5035

RENTALS

5505

& h/w ns np Sept 1. 604-323-4467

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

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

Legal/Public Notices

Development Information Meeting Early Public Input Opportunity - Rezoning Application

Proposed Side by Side Duplex

351 East 9th Street

We invite interested members of the public to attend the Development Information Meeting with the Applicant for an early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments.

Date: Wednesday, 24th August, 2011 • 6:00 – 9:00pm Place: Legion Hall, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver Applicant Contact Pauline Mitchell T: 604-987-3556 pauline_mitchell@hotmail.com

City of North Vancouver Contact Barbara Westmacott T: 604-990-4216 bwestmacott@cnv.org

Friday, August 2011 - NorthShore ShoreNews News–- A35 A35 Friday, August 19 ,19, 2011 – North

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave Studio $870 M-Fri 990-2971Wknds 604-926-9997 530 Raven Woods Dr. 1 br +den, view, 750sf, lease, np, ns, Sept 1, $1400-$1450, Eric Kong Property Management 604-723-7368 LRG 1 BR. Woodcroft/Pemberton bldg, 700 sqft, eating area in kitchen, $975/mo incl utils, u/grd prkg, gated security. N/P, Avail Immed. 604-953-0952

2BDRM Lonsdale & West 19th Str, North Vancouver Renovated suite, clean quiet small bldg, now. No pets. $1,300. Call: 604-904-4420 1BR Lonsdale & West 19th Str, North Vancouver Ground floor w/ balcony, clean quiet small bldg, no pets, Sep1st, $980, 604-904-4420

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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 1 BR, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, corner, hardwood, ns, np, $1100, 604-808-1029 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1BR & Bach pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

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

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BACH, gorgeous view, upper Lonsdale, garden level, own entry patio, nr bus, np, incl utils, cable wd, suit 1 ns $850, 604-986-2641

A SHORT STAY Renos, family,

execs, 1, 2 br p/house. Also avail 6 mth winter rates 604-987-2691

www.vancouvershortstay.com

FURN 1 BR HERITAGE APT. $1650incls. lower Lonsdale, ns np grandmanor.net 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath, nr school & village Caulfeild, 2600sf view, private, $2950. 604-729-9579 5 BR, Lions Bay, $2,500/MTH. No smoking, Sept. 15th. Please call 604-921-8798 AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4br+ 2 full bathrooms, semi-furn. ns, np, refs lease, $2400. 604-926-0053 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 Forest Hill executive house. Oct 1. $4500, 4 br+den. 4 bath, radiant flr. heat, 604-986-0629

HOUSE RENTALS

cont. on next page

Aug. 19


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RENTALS HOME SERVICES HOUSE RENTALS cont. from p.35

6540

Houses - Rent

10 listings in WEST AND NORTH VANCOUVER... Duplex, 3 bd 2 bth 2 level special needs? $2495/ Blueridge, ’Hockey House’! 4 bd fenced $3495/ Beach House, for 10 months furnished ! $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/ Follow us on Facebook and Twitter www.mandergroup.com Diana 604-657-4508 Kristin 604-671-6175 Royal LePage Northshore

6545

Office/Retail Rent

LOWER CAULFEILD, approx 2000 sf retail, high visibility, excellent rates, 604-922-4138

6590

Rooms

2 Rooms for Rent in Canyon Hts Sep 1 $500-$600/mo incl No smoking or pets. 604-982-0857

6602

Cleaning

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. Low rates 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970 EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 EUROPEAN QUALITY Housecleaning, reliable, exp , ref’s avail, also Move In or Out, 604 760-7702

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE FORMING & framing. Concrete work. 20 years exp. Call John 604-562-1122 N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

8073

Drainage

Housesitting

RELIABLE FEMALE, will housesit and pets sit. Call Pat 604-921-1322

6565

8055

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BACH above grd ste bright, clean Central, w/d, heat/hyd incl, ns, cat ok, $775. 604-983-8525 1 BDRM bsmt ste, Grand Blvd, $800 incl utils, inste w/d, no pets, N/S, Sept 1, call 604-986-6600

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

8075

Drywall

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

*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

Electrical

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

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

1 BR bsmt Upper Lynn Valley, nr bus, n/s, n/p $800 incl cable, hydro, avail now. 604-983-3127

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

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

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

1 BR, newer suite, own entry, Grousewood, now, $995 incl utils/ cable, wd, ns, np. 778-893-4577

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

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

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

5 BR. 3 bath, Edgemont Blvd. share yard, own wd, $3750, ns, np, avail now, 604-767-3727

2BDRM/1BTH Upper Lonsdale Garden level new reno, 5 appliances, gas fireplace. 1/3 uitlities Oct 1st. N/ S. No Pets $1,450 Monthly Call: (604) 983-0449 email: betham54@shaw.ca

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR + large Den, 2.5 Bath, family & living room. Private backyard. Secure u/g prkg. Near Cap Mall, School & Bus stop. immed, $1995 604-913-1811..778-893-0550 3 BR nr Edgemont, 1.5bath. deck by stream, new carpet, 5appls, 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

6615

Wanted To Rent

GARAGE WANTED for builders equipment storage, Prefer Lynn Valley area, Jeff 604-377-6040

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

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

Gutters

8160

Lawn & Garden

A. ALL AREA

NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME ROOFING

Gardening Service

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

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

604-340-7189

604.726.9153 604.926.1526

NO 30 NO HST! til June Aug 31

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

— Binder —

2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

GUTTER CLEANING. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783 North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294

8130

Handyperson

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

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

1 BR, bsmt Award Winning heritage, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, ns, np, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459

3 BR, upper 1.5 bath, wd, dw, huge frnt & back yrd, deck, ns np, $1850+shrd util. Avail Sept/October Call 604-990-9379

8125

Part of RJR group

604-202-6118

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

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

Michael 778-868-5079

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381

8155

Landscaping

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

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, design, organic reassonable rates. 604-984-4433 GARDENER For Seniors.. home/condo Clare 778-279-1103

604-518-5661

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

604-839-1225

A Landscape & Maintenance Co. Free estimates 604-926-0014 www.westpac-contracting.com GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296)

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

Painting/ Wallpaper

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

ALLSTAR PAINTING

8185

Moving & Storage

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs!

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

MOVERS.CA Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless

STORAGE

604.980.MOVE CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN Men with truck for moving, rubbish removal, recycling, deliveries etc. Good rates. 604-925-3186

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

MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured

Booking Projects NOW for September/October Always Exceeding Expectations! Todd: 604-727-6197

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

Oil Tank Removal

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

To advertise call

604-630-3300

8240

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270 www.a-diamondhome.com

MATCO DESIGN

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work

604-720-1564

30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

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

DELBROOK

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing flooring, decks, fences, tiles, drywall, paint. Mark 761-7745

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

604-729-6695

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ARMONIA PAINTING & RENOS Insured - WCB - Licensed. 604-708-8928 Best prices in town. Full WCB, int/ ext painting/pressure washing etc 604-345-1320 www.painting.tel Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail. RONALDO PAINTING (1981) Insured, WCB, Licensed. Quality Like Masters. 778-881-6478

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

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8225

Power Washing

Alliance

Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate Work Done by Professionals

Call Steve

SAM’S PAINTING Quick & Affordable, Int/ext North Shore Co. 778-319-2690

604-723-2526

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

NORTH SHORE

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Central Decking Co.

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

604-618-0631

centraldecking@gmail.com www.centraldecking.ca

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

References Available

HOME SERVICES LTD

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

604-773-4549 - Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work. ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526 POWERWASHING Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler 778-386-3783

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

Bill 604-298-1222

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca CORAZZA CONTRACTING Reno’s, kitchens, baths, additions, tiles & hardwood. Over 20 yrs exp. Carlo 604-818-5919 Fortif Construction: North Shore home reno specialists. 604-202-1264 www.fortif.ca

QUALIFIED Carpenter, 25 yrs exp., renos/repairs, insured, WCB, good rates, refs. James (604) 788-8863

8250

Roofing

NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME GUTTERS

Aug 31 NO HST! tiltil June 30

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. “We Keep you Dry”

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

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

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

A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

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

604-588-0833

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

www.chrisdalehomes.com

604-889-6409 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

Renovations & Home Improvement

RM MECHANICAL

GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

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

8193

Plumbing

Insured/WCB

8205 MOVER4HIRE.COM From $39. Also: Rubbish removal 604-700-MOVE (6683)

8220

778-997-9582

604-925-4330

STONE VALLEY, for walls, walk ways, patios, fireplaces, 20 yr exp. call Duane 604-910-2121

Contact us for a complimentary design session; we’d love to work with you to explore the possibilities of your dream living space.

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

JO VANHALTEREN Lawn Care Maintenance Hedge Trimming 604-988-6222 Jo

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582

Small and Large Residential Renovations Custom New Home Construction

Quality Work You Can Trust!

Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References • Insured

Masonry

604-988-0401 www.lotosconstruction.ca

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered

JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649

8175

Renovations & Home Improvement

AAA

MARK GRIFFITHS Painting Co.

Ny Ton Gardening new lawn & yard, trimming, shrubs, hedging, pruning & topping, 604-782-5288

8240

PRECISION PAINTING

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

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

8195

Tried & True Since 1902

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

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca


HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8250

8310

Roofing

AMBLESIDE ROOFING 778-288-8357 www.amblesideroofing.com

Headwater Management

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

TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

New Canadian Roofing Ltd. All types of roofs, 15+ yr exp WCB reasonable insured 604-716-8528

X

ROOFING

X

604 973-0290

8255

8315

Disposal & Recycling

B i n s f ro m 7 - 2 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

John 778-288-8009

10% OFF with this ad www.studentworksdisposal.com

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $13,900, 604-728-7947

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 12,400k., $4350, 604-255-5453

1987 FIERO, 4 cyl, auto, good running cond. aircared, gas saver, $3600. 604-987-0926

2006 CHEVY Equinox LT heated seats sunroof, pw, ps, 117,600 km, $8500. Ph 604-798-9648

2004 Kia Magentis 81000 km. Leather. Full ext warranty. EXV6. Loaded. Carfax. 2nd owner .N/S. $5,888 (604) 991-0604

2006 FORD Escape XLT, 4wd,1 owner, 130,000 k, auto, cd, no accid $11,800. 604-987-6688

Scrap Car Removal

9145

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

1980 17FT Double Eagle, w/trlr, 4cyl, Volvo Penta, w/280 leg, runs great, $4500, 604-728-7947

2007 DODGE CARAVAN SE $9,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12307

2005 Walker Bay 275R 8’ RID with oars, pump and SS boat mount hware. $1,100 Call: (604) 377-6040

9522

Window Cleaning

North Shore Home Services. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-988-5294

RV’s/Trailers

2004 PLEASURE- WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2010 CHEVY EXPRESS CARGO (A/C) : $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12308

Snowmobiles/ ATV

2005 250 YAHAMA Quad 4X2 900 KM, winch + buddy seat $ 2,000 Call 604-853-8825

2006 MINI convertible, 39,900km, red, auto, a/c, cruise, 1 owner, no accident, $19,900 604-760-0299

2006 JEEP LIBERTY (Jeep 65) 4WD, Low kms, extra clean BCAA inspected. : $12,860. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12274

www.autodep.com

11 - cars below $5450.

1397 Welch, North Van 604.727.3111

NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

Boats

1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $4700 takes, 604-728-7947

2003 VW Passat wagon, 1.8L turbo, 117K, grey, 5 spd, great shape, $9000 obo, 604-715-0357

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

Tiling

9515

Vans

9535

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

9173

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Go pump yourself, Goodyear tells tires around a hundred bucks when it goes on sale in October. If that’s outside your budget, why not build a realistic replica of a Volvo 240 instead? You’ll need exactly two bricks. Goodyear working on selfinflating tires I’m willing to bet that if everyone reading this put down the paper, walked outside to their car and checked their tire pressure, they’d find at least one underinflated doughnut. Even if you try to check your pressure on a weekly basis, it’s easy to skip a week, or forget about your tires completely. Under-inflated tires are bad for your wallet: they wear out faster and they decrease your car’s fuel economy. There’s a very good reason why every spring, summer, fall and winter car-care guide makes mention of checking your tire pressure: everybody forgets. Well, worry no longer, as Goodyear is on the cusp of launching a self-inflating tire. No need for external pumps or outside electronics, this development is totally tire-contained technology. Dubbed “Air Maintenance Technology,” Goodyear’s miniaturized pumping system could help save consumers hundreds at the pumps. Of course, for any of us who have Tire Pressure Monitoring Systems on our vehicles, we know how often those sensors can break: it remains to be seen what the cost is on Goodyear’s AMT. Suzuki reveals Swift Sport before Frankfurt Auto Show If you were to find yourself in the market for a small car today, you’d surely put Honda, Toyota and Nissan on the list. Then you’d remember what good vehicles the domestic manufacturers are putting out these days (check out this week’s Ford Focus review in the www.nsnews.com online

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