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Mayors mull end to RCMP in North Van

B.C. and Ottawa dig in on contract talks, raising spectre of return to provincial force

Tessa Holloway

THE two North Vancouver mayors say if the federal government refuses requests for more oversight of ballooning RCMP expenses, it might be time to consider returning to a provincial police force.

District mayor Richard Walton and city mayor Darrell Mussatto said they are happy with the level of service provided by the Mounties, and would rather strike a better deal with the RCMP than go it alone, but if a better deal isn’t available, “The door’s open, certainly,” said Walton. The province is in the midst of negotiating a new 20-year contract with the federal force to provide local policing services in all but 13 communities across B.C., including North Vancouver, but negotiations are stalled over requests for more local control of RCMP expenditures. West Vancouver, with its own municipal police department, isn’t affected by the negotiations. B.C. Solicitor General Shirley Bond accused the federal government of stonewalling negotiations in comments at the UBCM conference in Vancouver earlier this week. She said Ottawa has threatened to withdraw RCMP service if a new 20-year contract isn’t reached by November, and that federal negotiators had refused any new costcontrol measures for municipalities. Bond said in a release she wants to extend the current contract to allow more See Ottawa page 3

Man charged in fake axe fight

James Weldon

A North Vancouver man is facing criminal charges after allegedly calling 9-1-1 to report an imaginary axe fight in his front yard. The 52-year-old phoned the North Vancouver RCMP at about noon Monday to say two men were attacking each other with axes in front of his home on Seymour River Place, according to investigators. The men were bleeding badly, he said. Police responded in force, sending as many as eight squad cars to the scene, as well as a dog team and an ambulance. Officers fanned out across the area but found no sign of the reported confrontation. On questioning, the man admitted the call was a hoax. Police weren’t laughing. “It comes down to public resources,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the North Vancouver detachment. “We had the dog services; we had B.C. Ambulance; we had multiple cars. What if there had been an armed robbery at the other end of town?” North Vancouver resident William McCallum was arrested and charged with public mischief, a criminal offence. He was later released on conditions and will be reappearing in court Oct. 5. De Jong wouldn’t say if alcohol was a factor in the incident. “That’s part of the investigation,” he said.

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NORTH Vancouver RCMP Const. Dennis Susko takes aim at speeders in Deep Cove during a speed enforcement initiative Sept. 20. With schools open again, officers and community policing volunteers are paying special attention to 30 km/h school zone speed limits, in effect from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. during school days.


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North Van enrolment decline slowing

Benjamin Alldritt

THE North Vancouver school district is still suffering from declining enrolment, but officials say the downward trend is levelling off.

As of Sept. 21, North Vancouver public schools had 15,157 students in attendance, 157 fewer than last year. “Declining enrolment will continue for a few more years,” said superintendent John Lewis. “But that decline is decreasing each year.” Most North Vancouver schools actually saw slightly more students than projected, with 68 additional students registering compared to 2010 spread evenly across the kindergarten to Grade 12 system and in continuing education. But those gains were wiped out by the departure of Windsor House, a program that joined the Gulf Islands School District after North Vancouver decided last year to amalgamate its alternative programs. See Jobs page 1

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THE driver of a Hyundai four-door escaped with only minor injuries after losing control of her vehicle in heavy rain on Hwy. 1 and flipping it upside down Sept. 25.

Driver walks away from WV crash

Notorious Hwy. 1 curve unlikely to be fixed soon, says province Jane Seyd

A driver who flipped her car in heavy rain on a notoriously difficult stretch of Hwy. 1 in West Vancouver walked away from the crash with only minor injuries Sunday. The 34-year old Squamish resident lost control while heading east near the Capilano River Bridge, hitting a PT Cruiser before flipping her Hyundai upside down. She was taken to Lions Gate Hospital for observation and released. The driver of the Cruiser suffered only minor abrasions. Corp. Jag Johal of the West Vancouver Police Department said the driver of the Hyundai was handed a ticket for driving too fast for the road conditions.

Sunday’s accident happened in a stretch of road long recognized as a dangerous one on the North Shore highway. It’s close to the spot where two West Vancouver women were killed in November 2004 when their car was hit by a log flying off a logging truck’s trailer. In 2010 alone, there were 167 accidents near that curve, according to ICBC. That stretch of highway has long been on the radar of West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan, who has met with Ministry of Transportation officials to voice concerns. Sultan said engineers have told him the slope of the road is not ideal, but isn’t considered a major hazard. So far, the ministry’s response has been to reduce the speed limit nearby and post new warning signs. It may be some time before it sees further improvement, said Sultan, as a rebuild of that portion of the highway would probably require replacing the bridge over Capilano River. “It would be a major project,” he said. “We are reasonably high on the list but we are certainly not at the top.” Johal said that stretch of road “is one of our hotspots” for crashes. But he added that doesn’t stop people from speeding. “There’s only so much you can do.”

time for negotiations. In the same statement, she also opened the door to a provincial police force, something the province hasn’t had since 1950, when the B.C. force was disbanded after 79 years and replaced by the RCMP. Alberta and Saskatchewan have already signed new contract agreements with the RCMP accepting the federal government’s terms, but a “me too” clause in their contracts mean any concessions B.C. wins will also apply to those provinces as well. Public Safety Canada didn’t return calls by press time; however public safety minister Vic Toews addressed the issue in the House of Commons, suggesting he sees little room for compromise. “The same fundamental terms and conditions will apply to all provinces. Saskatchewan has accepted the agreement, Alberta has accepted the agreement and British Columbia will have to decide whether or not to accept the agreement,” he said. In addition to basic costs, cities have very little control over regional police teams such as the Integrated Homicide Team and the Emergency Response Teams, said Mussatto. The city of North Vancouver spends about 20 per cent of its budget on police services, including the RCMP contract, building maintenance and the Lower Lonsdale community policing office. “Their costs are going up faster than the other departments,” said Mussatto. “That’s directly involved in the discussion we have at tax time. It’s a big one. Cost increases in policing are significant.” Mayor Walton agreed, but said any alternative system couldn’t come with a bigger price tag. “We may win a couple points of control and end up in 15-20 per cent increase in costs,” he said. “We need to figure out what the risks are.”

WV to address field overcrowding 3-year plan may consider naming rights

Kerry Blackadar

WEST Vancouver will be hatching a plan to address funding shortfalls, overcrowding, and other issues facing the municipality’s sports fields, according to a recommendation passed by council Sept. 19. The three-year implementation strategy, which may include potentially controversial elements such as the sale of field naming rights to generate funds, was tabled by the West Vancouver field sport forum working group, an 11-member organization appointed by council to liaise with user groups to help identify areas of need in the years ahead. At a crowded evening meeting, the group outlined a range of challenges facing the community’s grass, gravel and artificial turf surfaces. One the biggest was the fact that far more people are using many of the fields than they were intended to support, according to the report. “During a typical winter month, the artificial turf fields are being used two-and-a-half times more than their capacity,” said working group chairwoman Mary Jo Campbell.

In addition to the shortage of capacity — especially during the week night peak hours of 5-9 p.m. and on weekends — Campbell said users must also deal with the deterioration of the grass playing surfaces, longer playing seasons and an overall rise in demand as a result of increased adult participation in field sports. In an overview of the working group’s 50page report, the sport field master plan (SFMP), Campbell pitched a series of recommendations to council, including the retention of all of the fields in the municipality’s inventory and plans to work with field sports groups to raise the funds to do so. The master plan, which has been in development since January 2010, is intended to serve as a guide for future decisions regarding the community’s sports fields over the next 10 years. The 50-page report covers everything from the benefit of sports to an analysis of field allocation, and will form the foundation of the three-year strategy slated to considered before Council in 2012. Coun. Michael Lewis asked for assurances that council will have an opportunity to review and reflect on all recommendations, such as the See Naming page 5

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AMBLESIDE D field is among the facilities being looked at in a new West Vancouver sports field plan aimed at addressing financing, overuse and other issues.

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Naming plan sparks concern From page 1

consideration of sponsorship by businesses, which may include potential naming and sign opportunities, before final approval. He urged staff to provide early guidance to the working group with respect to the direction that council would like to see the forum go. “I would hate to see a group developing a budget based on an assumption that naming rights would be something that council would be supportive of, because I think a field — like the Rutledge Field at Ambleside — is very different from coming around and saying, ‘Well, you know, let’s rename John Richardson Park the Esso Centre’,” said Lewis. Councillors applauded the level of cooperation demonstrated by the working group in the creation of its report. “I think this is really quite a fundamental and precedentsetting piece of work, and I think West Vancouver is going to get a lot of attention for how we operate in the country and the

continent — and we already are,” said Mayor Pam GoldsmithJones. Coun. Trish Panz, who served as a member of the field sports forum working group, also praised the collaborative approach. “I just can’t emphasize enough from the process point of view how three years ago, people really weren’t talking, and they are talking now — and what people can achieve when people sit down with common values to find solutions for field sports, which really are an important fabric of our community’s long-standing history.” Councillors also supported the staff recommendation that the field sport forum working group continue its role as liaison with user groups. Responding to concerns raised by Coun. Lewis, however, they suggested it should now look into the possibility of a different governance model better suited to assuming a longterm relationship with the community as plans moves forward.

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“If Windsor House had continued within North Vancouver, we would have had 15,257 students — 100 more than our forecast,” said Lewis. Still, he said, “I think we were very close.” Lewis praised administrators and staff for an “exceptionally smooth start to the

school year.” He also noted that the student population forecast in April was only one pupil off of the Sept. 21 head count. “We went through some difficult times, looking at school closures and actually doing school closures,” said trustee Susan Skinner. “I think people often don’t believe our statistics, our information. But it’s actually bang-on.” On the other side of the ledger, most of

the 72 teachers who got layoff notice from the district this year were either brought back or reassigned. Only four teachers remain unplaced, and they will be employed on an on-call basis. Overall, the North Vancouver School District employs approximately 2,000 staff. Meanwhile, enrolment is up in West Vancouver, with 7,200 students this year, 149 more than in September 2010.

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he last few years have been tough for the RCMP in this province. A series of deaths in custody, the notorious Robert Dziekanski incident, their failure to notice Robert Pickton’s crimes and the lack of civilian oversight have left public confidence in the Mounties at an all-time low. So it’s no surprise that the talks to renew the RCMP contract in B.C. have become so politicized. While the real sticking point is a serious one — cost control for local government — the whole process has become a needless exercise in sabre rattling. The federal government is threatening to walk away, and the province is threatening to show them the door and establish a provincial police force. Pause for a moment to think about

the basic start-up costs. At the most basic level, signs and uniforms and vehicles in virtually every community would have to be changed. But the officers themselves would likely be the same ones, simply rehired by the shiny new BCPP. While it’s possible that we would end up with a force closer to the ideal — more affordable and accountable — it’s also possible we’ll have largely the same force in an expensive new wrapper. There are problems with the RCMP in this province, but throwing the baby out with the bath water is not the answer. We have found a way to coexist and collaborate with a huge number of federal agencies that affect almost every aspect of our lives. There is simply no good reason that we can’t negotiate a solution with this one.

In the midst of life we are in death

HELLO, pro-abortion people. Any comment on the Katrina Effert sentence? And the judge’s words from the bench?

Oh, unless you’re deep in pro-life or so-called prochoice, you probably never heard of it. Now hear. In 2005 Effert, of Wetaskiwin, Alta., aged 19, a tender age to be sure, strangled her newborn son with her underwear and threw the body into a neighbour’s yard. You can imagine the horror, the sympathy this caused. Hold your imagination. “What seems like a straightforward case of ‘girl murders baby’ . . . turned into anything but,” Vancouver writer Susan Martinuk wrote in her Calgary Herald column. Juries (one with eight women and four male jurors) twice found Effert guilty of second-degree murder. But, with the higher wisdom of trained legal minds, Alberta appellate courts overturned

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Trevor Lautens the decisions of these lesser mortals. In May a court reduced the conviction to the much lesser crime of infanticide. And this month Court of Queen’s Bench Judge Joanne Veit laid on the punishment: a three-year suspended sentence. Said Veit, who, by the way, on her reasoning shouldn’t be presiding over dog court: “While many Canadians undoubtedly view abortion as a less than ideal solution to unprotected sex and unwanted pregnancy, they generally understand, accept and


sympathize with the onerous demands pregnancy and childbirth exact from mothers, especially mothers without support. . . . Naturally, Canadians are grieved by an infant’s death, especially at the hands of the infant’s mother, but Canadians also grieve for the mother.” “Gotcha,” commented the unapproachably brilliant Mark Steyn. “So a superior court judge in a relatively civilized jurisdiction is happy to extend the principles underlying legalized abortion in order to mitigate the killing of a legal person — that’s to say, someone who has managed to make it to the post-fetus stage. How long do those mitigating factors apply? I mean, ‘onerous demands’-wise, the first month of a newborn’s life is no picnic for the mother. How about six months in? The terrible twos? “How smoothly the slick euphemisms — ‘accept and sympathize . . . onerous demands’ — lubricate the slippery slope.” Steyn never lets an opponent’s jugular ungone to. He smartly milks the

judge’s premise: “Speaking of ‘onerous demands,’ suppose you’re a ‘mother without support’ ” — Effert in fact lived in her parents’ home — “who’s also got an elderly relative around with an ‘onerous’ chronic condition also making inroads into your time?” Bombs away! That’s what I call great collateral damage — to the “right-to-die” death merchants, feared not only by the frail and often affluent old but above all by the disabled. I rejoiced when CKNW’s Philip Till, interviewing Russell Ogden, executive director of the Farewell Foundations, asked about possible coercion by the family on the person to choose assisted suicide. “That’s always a concern,” Ogden blandly replied. Yeah, I guess so, I mean death being what it is and all that. ••• While still hot on the justice system: As if there isn’t enough disillusionment — now this. The Vancouver Sun

recently recited the saga of Satpal Jhatu, hired at age 18 by Jagra Toore to kill his wife, Ranjit Toore, in 1987. Jhatu beat Ranjit to death with a baseball bat. Then he doused the body with gasoline and burned it. He got a life sentence — which, thank God, in Canada does not actually mean life, as it does in barbaric nations like the United States. In fact in 1989 Ottawa got an order to have the supposed lifer Jhatu deported to India on his release. In the land of the Charter of Rights and pity for criminals, who clearly deserve more than their victims, in 1995 the Immigration Appeal Board stayed — junked — the government’s order because the enlightened board found Jhatu was genuinely remorseful and deserved a second chance. The National Parole Board was not to be out-enlightened by the appeal board. These institutions have their pride. So the parole people released Jhatu. Of course the parolers were

not so naive as to just open the cell door unconditionally. After all, they deal with quite a number of untrustworthy people. No, they prudently did so on the understanding that Jhatu would leave Canada voluntarily. Deport himself, so to speak. And on Jan. 4, 2004, Jhatu received full parole with the agreement he would go to Vancouver airport on Feb. 16 to fly home. Seven and a half years have passed and, in the rather unkind words of the Sun story, Jhatu “has remained on the lam” ever since. Didn’t show up, as he promised! What the hell is the world coming to — if you can’t even take the word of a man who beats a woman to death, burns her body, and sincerely looks into the eyes of the authorities and tells them he’s repented? ••• A shy Whytecliffe resident wonders why, if there’s a shuttle bus from Caulfeild to Lions Bay, there isn’t one to Whytecliffe. Good question.





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Clark may not control where Canada starts

THE B.C. government’s new jobs “plan” has a number of good elements to it, but does anyone really believe that many of those new jobs will materialize anytime soon given the calamities afflicting the world economy?

British Columbia does not exist in a bubble and is not immune to the severe ups and downs going on elsewhere. Our economy depends a great deal on world markets, particularly those in the United States, where the economy continues to struggle mightily. To her credit, Premier Christy Clark’s jobs plan — dubbed Canada Starts Here – The B.C. Jobs Plan — is a relatively modest one that does not set some kind of lofty job creation target. She only promises that British Columbia will be either first or second among

View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey

provinces in economic growth by 2015, which doesn’t necessarily translate into strong growth — just enough to outdistance other provinces affected by the same external problems as B.C. The details of the plan are fine, as far as they go. More money for the Ridley Terminal in Prince Rupert? Sure, that won’t hurt. Eight new mines within a few years? Sounds good. Increase our trade with Asia and particularly China? Well, why not?

Although her plan contained more nuggets than most observers thought before her big speech last week, they still don’t add up to a huge, expensive initiative. In fact, the guts of her plan are more processoriented. Cutting red tape — didn’t the B.C. Liberals promise to do just that in 2001? — and speeding up approval processes for industrial projects is the foundation of the jobs plan. The theory, of course, is that if government bureaucracy gets out of the way, investment dollars will begin to flow British Columbia’s way in earnest. The trouble with this scenario, however, is that investment dollars around the world may be drying up. Senior statesmen like British Prime Minister David Cameron have expressed gloomy fears of two more years of economic misery, and U.S. President Barack Obama finds himself leading a country that is completely devastated

in some regions by huge unemployment levels that show no sign of coming down anytime soon. Europe itself is teetering on the edge of the collapse of its currency system, as Greece, Italy, Spain, Portugal and Ireland lurch toward outright defaults on their massive debts. China has begun pulling back on its international trade to lessen its exposure to external problems. As a result, stock markets are recording spectacular rises and falls (mostly the latter, unfortunately). Collectively, this is not a minor economic hiccup. This has all the earmarks of another global economic crisis, one that may be more serious and more entrenched than the 2008 meltdown. And in the midst of all this comes little British Columbia, whose gross domestic product is about the same size as the GDP of the states of Louisiana or Alabama, touting a new jobs plan. Ironically, on the same

day Clark touted the creation of eight new mines, commodity prices nosedived. That’s a reminder of how fragile things are right now, and why assuming investment dollars are going to magically materialize is not a reasonable bet right now. Further hampering British Columbia’s economy in the short-term is the lingering hangover that goes with getting rid of the HST. The housing and home repair sectors, in particular, may be hard hit because many consumers will put off building a house or doing major renovations until the tax is gone, more than a year from now. Now, none of this is to say Clark and her government shouldn’t do anything to create jobs. In fact, her government is already engaged in a fairly hefty stimulus exercise, spending almost $10 billion over the next few years to build such things as the Port Mann Bridge, the South Fraser Perimeter road, new schools

and health facilities, and massive upgrades to BC Hydro’s infrastructure. The jobs that flow from that kind of capital spending will likely dwarf anything created by the new jobs plan, at least until the world economy is on much, much safer and firm footing. The best thing Clark can hope for from her plan may actually be more about using it to turn political discourse in this province towards the issues of the economy and employment. Even if there’s a downturn, it may work to Clark’s advantage. The NDP always seems to struggle in winning the trust of the voters on the critical issue of managing the province through difficult economic times. Canada Starts Here may be a catchy slogan, but until the world economy settles down it may be little more than that. Keith Baldrey is chief political correspondent for Global B.C.


Reginalds story truly powerful Dear Editor: I would like to commend you for your inspiring story about the Reginald family (Family Team, North Shore News, Sept. 25). All too often, our news media is consumed by negative, sensationalist stories that rarely serve any greater purpose, and only remind us of the worst in ourselves and our community. But the story about Lyle Reginald and his family’s triumphs in sport and life is truly powerful. Growing up on the North Shore, sport has played a major role in my life and I’m always very proud to see local girls and women succeeding in high-level sport. To me, the prevalence of female athletes is a sign of a strong family and community, and these athletic heroes always go on to inspire other girls to pursue excellence in sport and life. As I read the story after a long, sleepless night with my newborn baby girl, I got excited about future days with her at the rink, on the ski slopes or on the rain-drenched fields of the North Shore. I hope Rhoda and Robyn enjoy every moment of their exciting experience in Spain. Lyle has much to be proud of. I look forward to reading more “Squamish Stories.” Alison Gardiner North Vancouver (Editor’s note: The North Shore News has two more articles planned for Oct. 2 and 9 in the series Squamish Stories.)

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Camera flash aids rescue James Weldon

TWO lost hikers avoided a chilly night in the woods above West Vancouver on the weekend thanks to the flash on their camera. The man and woman were part of a hiking group that set out for a day excursion near Hollyburn Mountain on Saturday. As darkness fell, the woman became separated from her companions somewhere along the Baden Powell trail south of Cypress Bowl and, as the last light faded, became disoriented. When the group reached the Cypress Bowl parking lot and found that their friend wasn’t with them, one of the men headed back along the trail to find her, according to rescuers. They

apparently met up, but without a flashlight, they were soon both stranded. A security person with the resort reported the situation to North Shore Rescue, who managed to get in touch with the missing pair by cellphone and pass on their estimated position to a nearby RCMP helicopter. The chopper headed for the mountain, and the hikers were told to activate the flash on their camera when they heard it approaching. The flight crew, equipped with night-vision goggles, quickly spotted the light and pinpointed their location. The pair had made it to within a kilometre of the parking area. Armed with that information and a flashlight, the security person walked back along the trail to the victims and led them out of the forest. Neither was harmed in the incident.

Boat thieves active in West Vancouver Benjamin Alldritt

WEST Vancouver police say there has been a rash of thefts from moored boats recently and, in one case, the boat itself was stolen. “The person or persons responsible have stolen items such as handheld tools, jerry cans filled with gasoline, an inflatable kayak, a LCD television set, binoculars, downriggers and liquor,” Cpl. Jag Johal said in release. “The West Vancouver police want area residents to be vigilant and report any suspicious vehicles, vessels, persons and/or activity.”

Most of the thefts occurred on the 5700block of Marine Drive. The stolen boat went missing early this month from Sewell’s Marina in Horseshoe Bay. The 19-foot, white Zeta cuddy cabin was posted on the Stolen Boats Canada database. On Saturday, Sept. 10, Department of Fisheries and Ocean officers spotted it tied to an abandoned wharf on the Surrey side of the Fraser River, near the Patullo Bridge. “The thing with that theft,” said Johal in an interview, “is that the hull identification number had been tampered with and changed. So obviously someone was trying to sell this off or register it as their own vessel.” The boat was seized and the investigation continues.

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THE environmentally driven ambitions of a small group of staff members at West Vancouver Memorial Library have been recognized on a national stage.

The library recently became the first existing building in Western Canada, and the only library in the country, to be awarded Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Silver certification. LEED certification is normally given to new structures that make use of sustainable building practices, but a couple of years ago, the Canada Green Building Council decided to open up a category for existing buildings as well. “Our application was very much on the front line. They were developing their evaluation criteria at the same time they were processing our application,” explained Jenny Benedict, director of library services. But the library’s original goal wasn’t to get LEED certification; it was simply to be more conscientious about day-to-day habits. “We had a core group of staff who were very, very interested in finding better ways to save energy and reduce waste and conserve water and restrict the use of hazardous chemicals. And it sort of became this infectious challenge within this group, who could come up with the next idea of what the library could do in these areas,” said Benedict. To help implement changes, the library adopted a green building policy, which guides decisions about making purchases, housekeeping and solid waste and landscape management. The idea was to reduce solid

waste and focus on buying reusable products over disposable ones. As for energy consumption, little things like turning off fixtures and computers that weren’t being used have made a big difference. Over the past five years, the library’s electrical consumption is down 34 per cent, gas is down 42 per cent and water is down 68 per cent. “We’re really, really, really pleased with those percentage changes,” said Benedict. In 2008, they began looking at how they could fulfill LEED criteria, which include sustainable sites, water efficiency, energy and atmosphere, material and resources, indoor environmental quality and innovation and design process. It wasn’t an easy job, especially considering that the library has expanded five times since it was originally constructed in 1950. “Each time those expansions were added to the building, they would sort of come with their own set of mechanical systems . . . that weren’t integrated,” said Benedict. Finally achieving their goal was very satisfying, she added. “I think it was just a huge validation really for the staff. . . . I don’t think in their wildest dreams they any idea that this is where their interests, their values and their collaborative spirit would lead to over a five-year span.” For more information go to www.


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Delainy Mackie North Vancouver Yes. My mom lived on Quadra Island and we had outages, sometimes for a long time. I hated it.

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FROM lighting our homes and streets to driving to distributing food to manufacturing goods to entertaining ourselves to brushing our teeth, our civilization has a staggering, growing appetite for energy. Increasingly, those who sell power are looking to find that energy in northeastern British Columbia, the Peace River region. What are the costs of the headlong rush to industrial development in that isolated valley, far from public attention? Peace Out is a new documentary film by Charles Wilkinson, a Deep Cove resident and Capilano University instructor. It will have its world premiere at the Vancouver International Film Festival this coming Tuesday. This isn’t just another environmental advocacy film. It’s a thoughtful, cleareyed exploration of an issue that always ends in costs, trade-offs, and least-bad options. In his understated, almost poetic preamble, Wilkinson says his parents were born in homes with no electricity. He recalls the rise of recycling and environmental awareness in his own lifetime. “But people who seem to know what they’re talking about believe that we’ve already destroyed the planet anyway,” he muses. “That our grandkids — if there are any — will hate us for what we’ve done.”

By the end of Peace Out, the answer to that investigation becomes as obvious as it is devastating. Originally intending to make a documentary about the proposed Site C dam, Wilkinson and his son traveled up to Lake Williston and camped beside it. At the time of their visit, a huge amount of water had been drawn from the reservoir. “It was literally thousands of acres of stumps,” Wilkinson said. “I was so stunned by that I found myself wondering what the impact was of all the power I’ve been burning in my life on areas that I’m completely ignorant of.” The result was a broader exploration of energy extraction in northeast B.C. “It just went from there. When I was talking to the locals, they’d say ‘If you think the dam is something, have you seen the hydro fracking that the natural gas people are doing?’ There’s a nuclear thing going on in the Peace River and the tarsands were always this looming shadow over everything.” Peace Out is a beautifully made film, visually dynamic with a great score — provided by Deep Cove Music — and evocative, unexpected images of the planet’s energy economy, many shot around the Lower Mainland and on the North Shore. Wilkinson’s interviews with academics, elected officials, locals, executives and lobbyists also produce some startling statements: Global investment manager Art Smolensky, a self-described “child of the ’60s,” says of his generation: “They want comfort in their lives, they don’t care if 100 ducks died today.” Mark Jaccard, former chairman of the B.C. Utilities Commission and frequent advisor to the B.C. government, says our political system is incapable of reacting in time to climate change and say he’s almost ready to support civil disobedience. See Interviews page 37

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CALENDAR From page 16 An ongoing exhibit of documents that highlight the community’s development. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9903700, ext. 8016 or www. Entwined Histories: An exhibition of Native arts and artifacts showcasing the collection of Maisie Hurley, a non-native activist, until Nov. 6. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. Tulsa and The Park: An exhibition of photographs by Larry Clark on underworld drug use, sex and violence in Tulsa, Oklahoma and prints by Kohei Yoshiyuki of outdoor sex in Japan will run until Oct. 30. photo of David Wilson’s Out of the Blue (2011) Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: www.satellitegallery. DAVID Wilson’s recent paintings of Vancouver urban ca. settings are on view at Winsor Gallery until Oct. 8. Go Ron Andrews Community to for details on the exhibit. Space: 931 Lytton St., North 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Scapes: Colleen Cosgrove and Brenda Cross’ Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., works of pastel on archival paper will be on North Vancouver. display until Oct. 30. A Touch of Paris: Meet 15 artists in their Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., studios in a sidewalk cafe atmosphere Saturday, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.Oct. 1, 11 a.m.- 5 p.m. The artists include both 5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www. painters and sculptors. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5356. 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or www. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to The Art of the Fool: Original works inspired Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or by the Jokerworld collection will be on display until Nov. 22. In Search of Colour: Mother and daughter West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Krystyna and Elizabeth May explore individual Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925expression and communication through art, 7407 or until Oct. 2. Krystyna is an art therapist and Artist Instructors’ Exhibition: A selection of Elizabeth lives with autism. accomplished and diverse artwork by artists Critters: Patricia Vaughan’s watercolour and employed by the District of West Vancouver will mixed media paintings of animals will be on be on display until Sept. 30. display from Oct. 4 to 16. Opening reception: West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th Oct. 4, 6-8 p.m. St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: See more page 20

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Gallery surveys its history of collecting VAG sought public donations to purchase first work in 1929 Cheryl Rossi Contributing Writer

FOR its 80th anniversary, the Vancouver Art Gallery is sketching its story with a historical journey through its permanent collection.

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CINDY Sherman’s Untitled #72 from her Untitled Film Series is included in the Vancouver Art Gallery’s new exhibit An Autobiography of Our Collection.

An Autobiography of Our Collection kicks off this week in advance of the gallery’s birthday, Oct. 5. Displayed works range from a selection of the 110 paintings and works on paper purchased in England for the gallery’s opening at 1145 Georgia St. in 1931, to its relatively newer collection of photographs, lesser known works by Emily Carr, Mao screenprints by Andy Warhol, to a painting by Kent Monkman the Vancouver Art Gallery acquired Sept. 20. “We didn’t set out to show the 100 best things the Vancouver Art Gallery owns,” says Ian Thom, a curator with the gallery since 1988. “We wanted to show the variety, the depth of the things within the collection, rather than the greatest hits sort of thing.” Vancouver citizens aimed to start an art school and an art gallery in Vancouver in the early 20th century. In 1925 they realized the Vancouver School of Art, which has since become Emily Carr University of Art and Design. In 1929, founding members of the gallery collected donations from the public to purchase its first work: Thomas Sidney Cooper’s Canterbury Meadows oil painting of cows. In 1931, the founding members of the gallery dispatched Charles H. Scott, head of the Vancouver School of Art, and Henry A. Stone, businessman and philanthropist, to England to purchase a permanent collection for the gallery. Only two Canadian works hung in the gallery when it opened. “And they happened to be gifts from a local person,” Thom says. No Canadian works were purchased in the first year of the gallery’s operation. See More page 19

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A static collection doesn’t continue to draw visitors, so the exhibit highlights how private donors have helped grow the gallery’s collection to more than 10,000 works, along with the campaigns that have raised money to buy and refurbish various creations. In 1981, the public helped raise $32,000 to acquire Robert Rauschenberg’s Rush #10 from the Cloister Series. Donors purchase one square inch of the work for $5. A regular acquisition fund for the gallery wasn’t established until 1984 after the gallery sold its first property photo VAG/EJ Hughes, Old Empress Figurehead, Stanley Park, 1937 in 1983 and moved into its present location. Using partial proceeds from EJ Hughes’ work is included in the new exhibit. the sale, the Vancouver Art Gallery Acquisition Fund was established and collection of photo-conceptual work. invested with the Vancouver Foundation. Sculptures include Brian Jungen’s The Men An Autobiography of Our Collection also of My Family, which features hides of animals touches on at least one point of controversy. he prepared and hunted stretched over a metal Paul Wong interviewed people about their vehicle frame and Carole Itter’s brilliantly attitudes and feelings about sex in 1984. But at assembled detritus, her Grand Piano Rattle: A the eleventh hour in 1985, the then director of Bosendorfer for Al Neil. the gallery decided the work, called Confused: Packing crates, a display about how paintings Sexual Views, was pornographic and the show was are cleaned and videos of staff aim to give visitors cancelled. Wong has edited nearly four hours of an intimate glimpse into the workings of the videotape to 22 minutes for this exhibit. Also from the mid 1980s is Roy Arden’s series gallery. “It’s going to be, I hope, an interesting view Rupture, which featured scenes of labour unrest of this collection and a hint of some of the things in the city, including a photo of people camped that we hope to show more extensively should we out in one of the rooms of the old Vancouver be lucky enough to get ourselves a new home,” Art Gallery. Rupture is included in a room of says Thom. photographs that highlights the gallery’s major

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CALENDAR From page 17 Art in the Hall — Keel Blocks: Photographs by North Shore News photographer Mike Wakefield of the blocks used to support the keels of ships under repair in North Vancouver shipyards will be on display until Sept. 30. Art in tne Hall — Colour Reigns: Gordon Davis’ paintings of landscapes and flowers will be on display from Oct. 5 to Nov. 4. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. Longing: Sonny Assu’s sculptures and photographs will be on display until Nov. 5. Artist talk: Wednesday, Oct. 19, 7 p.m. CONCERTS Anne MacDonald Hall: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604990-7810 or Cap Global Roots Series: Antonio Zambujo will perform a concert of Portuguese fado Saturday, Oct. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$29. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Box office: 604-984-4484. Mehregan Music Festival: A presentation by the Iranian Canadian Congress Sunday, Oct. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $40. Tickets: 604-980-4086. The Irish Rovers will perform their hits as well as new Irish favourites Wednesday, Oct. 5 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $42.50. Coal Mining Blues Tour:Matt Andersen will perform a concert of blues, roots and rock music Friday, Oct. 7 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30/$27. Deep Cove Coffee House: St. Clare-in-the-Cove, 1384 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: or 604-929-4019. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-913-3634. See more page 21

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From page 20 Culture Days: A celebration of performing arts with youth and adult performers representing different groups and offering multiple performances Saturday, Oct. 1 starting at noon. Free. Early Music Vancouver: A performance of Mozart and Beethoven quintets for fortepiano and winds Sunday, Oct. 2 at 3 p.m. There will be a pre-concert chat at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Cap Global Roots Series: Blues artist John Hammond and special guest, guitarist Steve Dawson will perform Tuesday, Oct. 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$29. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Jazz at Presentation House Studio: A weekly series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. The Chad Leyete Group will perform Oct. 5. Tickets: $10 at the door. Rocky’s: Whytecliff Park, West NEWS photo Mike Wakefield Vancouver. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-924-1378 or www. GREG Beaudin shows off some of the 10,000 joker cards that are included in the Jokerworld group show Shipbuilders’ Square: 138 at North Vancouver’s Tartooful Gallery. For more Victory Ship Way, North information on the exhibit visit Vancouver. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 3200 or 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and Book of Days: A dark comic mystery will run reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse. Wednesdays to Saturdays from Sept. 30 to Oct. ca. 15 at 8 p.m. Admission: $18/$16. Pappa’s Got a Brand New Bag: Kentish Steele Jericho Arts Centre: 1675 Discovery St., and The Shantelles will perform R&B renditions Vancouver. of the classics Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Tickets: $20/$18. Forum: A musical comedy where Vaudeville Music for Art: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform meets Rome Oct. 4-22 at 8 p.m. Admission: classical music inspired by the current art exhibi- $30/$20. Tickets: tion titled Critters Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 10:30 a.m. or 604-224-8007, ext. 3. Tickets: $15/$12. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., Eclectica: A concert featuring the works of West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www. Eben, Copland and Roussel Thursday, Oct. 6 at or 604-913-3634. 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story will be St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., performed Oct. 3 and 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: West Vancouver. $45/$42/$24. Duo Concertante with violinist Nancy Dahn Presentation House Theatre: 333 and pianist Timothy Reeves will perform Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and Saturday, Oct. 1 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $18. info: 604-990-3474 or Info: 604-921-9112. Smile: A musical satire about a teenaged beauty West Vancouver Masonic Hall: 1763 Bellevue pageant will run until Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Ave., West Vancouver. and matinees Oct. 1 and 2 at 2 Live at the Masonic: Vocalists Rae Armour, p.m. Tickets: $12-$22. Linda Kidder and Beverley Elliott will perform Kismet One to One Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Norman Foote will Hundred: Four open the show with his comedy and music. artists set out Admission: $20. Tickets: foote@normanfoote. across Canada com or to interview West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 100 people Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925— ages one 7407 or to 100 — to Friday Night Concert Series: Guitarist and find out what singer/songwriter Don Alder will perform they believe Friday, Oct. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Free. about kismet, Oct. West Vancouver Presbyterian Church: 2893 13-22. Tuesday to Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Saturday at 8 p.m., Saturday matinee at 4 p.m. and Sunday matinee THEATRE at 2 p.m. Tickets: $12-$28. Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. DANCE Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show Capilano University Performing Arts that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. ca/nscucentre. Tickets: $10. Conversations: Professional jazz musicians Capilano University Performing Arts from the Capilano jazz studies faculty will Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. perform with tap dancer Heather Cornell and Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. the Manhattan Tap Saturday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. ca/nscucentre. Tickets: $30/$27. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre. CLUBS AND PUBS com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929See more page 22

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From page 21 North Vancouver. Info: 604985-2326. 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. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Harbourside Nights: An evening of rock, hip-hop, folk, roots and electronic featuring Qtripzy, Vancouver Jam Band, Keanna Arnason, Kith & Kin, Treebeard and other guests Friday, Sept. 30, 8midnight. Tickets at the door by donation to which helps to keep music alive in schools. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9867333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Oct. 26 at 7 p.m. Topic: Can we trust a government that is very secretive? Admission: $5. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ Nasty Habits, a retro 60’s and British Rock band will perform Sept. 30 and Oct. 1 from 7 to 11 p.m. Guests welcome — you don’t have to be a legion member. The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-253-7141 or www. Doors: 9 See more page 34

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Salomon store is first of its kind Layne Christensen

VANCOUVER may be the third worst-dressed city in the world (if you believe the Internet buzz), but there’s one international brand that thinks we’re No. 1 when it comes to its apparel and accessories.

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Wearable art ARTIST Ben Lim and jewelry designer Connie Goldhawke are among the many artists who’ve donated wares for a silent auction at Zumba for the Arts, Oct. 7 at Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill. The evening in support of Seymour Art Gallery will feature a dance demonstration by Curves. The event starts at 6:30 p.m. Tickets, $20, include dinner and a drink and are available for purchase at the gallery or by calling 604-924-1378.

fashion file Trunk Show: Blush Occasions will hold a trunk show of the fall 2011 and spring 2012 collections from Vera Wang, Oct. 1-2. Reserve a viewing by calling 604-925-3218 or emailing 604-925-3218. Blush is at 1403 Bellevue Ave.

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Salomon — the makers of sport-specific clothing, footwear and equipment — will open next week in the Village of Park Royal. The 2,000-square-foot store is the first of its kind in the world. The West Vancouver location is the first Salomon shop to feature a new design concept that combines rustic elements like rough-hewn wood and rock with modern furnishings and fixtures. Marie Accambray, Salomon’s retail marketing manager, who flew in from France earlier this week to oversee the store’s final construction, calls the new look “rustic contemporary.” Salomon will be rolling out the new store design in Vancouver before opening a second concept store, in Moscow, and a third, in the French alpine resort town of Chamonix, both the following week. The Park Royal store will feature a Footlab as well as a complete range of freeski, nordic and trail running gear. The Salomon shop will open its doors next Wednesday with a party. From 5 to 9 p.m. on Oct. 6, shoppers can check out the new gear, munch on tasty bites from Whole Foods and meet with Salomonsponsored athletes. Among those athletes will be Whistler’s Mike Douglas, the godfather of newschool skiing. Douglas is a huge fan of the Salomon brand. His association with the company started 15 years ago. After helping Salomon develop its first twintip ski, the 1080, in the late ’90s, Douglas and a breakaway faction of freestyle skiers known as the New Canadian Air Force began jumping and filming in traditionally snowboarder dominated terrain parks. Today, Douglas runs his own video production company and works with Salomon as a product developer and producer of Salomon En route to a weekend snow sport film event in Aspen he stopped by the Salomon shop midweek for a sneak peak at the store. With boxes piled high to the ceiling, there was little to see. But a click through Salomon’s website shows skiwear for the upcoming season

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FREESKIER Mike Douglas stops by the new Salomon shop in the Village at Park Royal. The Whistler athlete will be at the store’s opening party Oct. 6. that features bright colours and a relaxed fit. Whereas graphic prints and plaids were popular the last couple of seasons, the latest ski fashions come in clear, bright, solid colours. “Prints are fading away,” says Douglas. Jackets have larger, shaped hoods that are designed to fit over helmets. Pants like the Sideways have a removable bib and a bottom hem that opens to free snow. “The Salomon team is the best in the world for integrating ideas from top athletes into their designs, right across the brand,” says Douglas, who is excited about the European debut this season of Salomon’s X-Tend goggles, which boast an unmatched field of vision, flexible fit and superior fog control. (Vancouverites will have to wait for the goggles’ North American launch next year). A percentage of sales from the Oct. 6 opening night event will benefit North Shore Search and Rescue. There will also be an instore draw for a trip to Annecy, France, to visit Salomon headquarters and ski the French Alps this winter.


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The Irish Rovers just keep on smiling Happy tunes saving band from ‘real jobs’ ■ The Irish Rovers, Wednesday, Oct. 5, at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre. Tickets: $42.50, visit www.

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“AH, it won’t do them any harm at all,” George Millar, a founding member of The Irish Rovers, says he assures his North Vancouver daughter regarding his grandkids’ love of dancing around to hit “Drunken Sailor.”

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ON top of a busy touring schedule The Irish Rovers are working on two new albums and a TV special. and Millar lived on the North Shore for a number of years, though Millar now calls Nanoose Bay home. His bandmates live on Vancouver Island as well as Montreal, Que. and Ireland. From the success of “The Unicorn,” with lyrics by Shel Silverstein, released in 1967, taking them from the folk clubs of the day onto the stages of the world, to their current tour, which is continuing to sell out, The Irish Rovers have maintained a dedicated fan base of all

anniversary this year, members are in the midst of a tour dubbed Home In Ireland, and are set take the stage at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre Wednesday. After moving from Northern Ireland to Canada, Millar started the band at age 16 in Toronto with fellow Irishman Jim Ferguson. The lineup has changed over the years, though Millar and Wilcil McDowell have been there since the beginning. Ferguson, who passed away,

ages. “After all these years, I’m happy to say we’re still on those stages and still riding the back of that little unicorn,” says Millar. “It’s our fans that have allowed us to, as I like to say, ‘not have to get a real job.’ They’ve kept us going,” he adds. Millar also credits The Irish Rovers’ longevity to how much members like each other. “If you can’t get along then of course your band is going to disintegrate. . . . The

ones that keep going who don’t like each other, you can see it,” he says. In addition, the Rovers share a passion for the music. “You have to enjoy what you’re doing in life, whether you’re a writer, a school bus driver or us. . . .” says Millar. “We’re blessed because we enjoy what we’re doing and they also pay us at the end of the day so what’s not to like about that?” The Rovers’ main goal when they take the stage is to spread happiness. “We’re

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“Everybody seems to like Irish music. . . .,” the veteran musician says. “It’s just good, fun music. I liken it to a polka: you don’t have to like it, but if you hear it, then your old toe starts tapping anyway. . . . Even if we’re singing about some poor fellow who got drawn and quartered and hung in 1798, it’s still such a happy tune, people are smiling and clapping, and I’m thinking, ‘They don’t know a bloody thing we’re singing about,’ but that’s okay if they’re happy.” The Irish Rovers’ musical talent, showmanship and sense of humour have been bringing fans of all ages to their feet and putting smiles on their faces since their emergence on the scene in the 1960s. Celebrating their 45th

maybe singing about a side of Ireland that hasn’t been there for 50 or 60 years — we’re maybe more romantics that way,” says Millar. “We sing about the pretty Colleens at the fair, we sing about fast race horses and making moonshine, illegal whiskey. That’s the kind of songs we do, rather than trying to get into political things of the day or past Troubles. We avert that. I’ve always thought and I still do to this day, those two hours that we have on stage with the people, that’s the two hours to make the people as happy as they can be. I don’t want them leaving there depressed and worrying about things. If they’re whistling the ‘Drunken Sailor’ when they leave, then we’ve done our job.” Their interest in showing fans a good time keeps them coming back for more. “Those little kids that we sang ‘The Unicorn’ song to all those years ago, of course they’re now in their 40s and they’re bringing their kids and I’m saying, ‘My God, I’m never going to get retired at this rate,” says Millar. “It’s like a full circle.’” That said, The Irish Rovers plan to retire from touring in 2015. The logistical nightmare that is air travel in a post-9/11 world for a band of many members with a ton of equipment in tow, has simply become too much, he explains. “This show in North Van will likely be our last time through,” says Millar. “Now we’re going to keep our hands in of course,” he says. They’ll get together for special engagements, like folk festivals, as well, will continue

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to record albums. Following last year’s Gracehill Fair, The Irish Rovers are currently working on two records. The first will be out for Christmas, a collection of holiday works, entitled Merry Merry Time of Year. The second, Drunken Sailor, is set for release in late February or early March 2012 and is nautical-themed featuring a variety of songs “some naughty” and “some nautical,” says Millar. The first single is dubbed “Whores and Hounds.” “I think maybe some of our older fans will go, ‘Tsk-tsk: What are those boys up to now?’” he says. The Irish Rovers are also making a return to television, having hosted three awardwinning shows in the past, with a film, available on DVD, set to premiere on PBS Nov. 27 and then air again in March 2012. Home In Ireland was filmed on location in

various points along the northern coast of Ireland as well as features a performance at Belfast’s Waterfront Theatre. In addition, the band is working on an Irish Rover Canadian Christmas television special and will begin filming this fall before kicking off a Christmas tour Dec. 1. They’re planning to do some location shots in Banff, Alta. “You’re going to see buffoons like us trying to get on skis,” says Millar. “I’m just hoping nobody breaks an arm so we can still do the tour.” It’s hoped the special, which will also include concert footage from a show outside Toronto, Ont., will hit the airwaves next year. “My mother explained it best while she was living a few years ago, she said ‘There’s no rest for the wicked,’” says Millar. “As long as the fans keep coming out to see us, we’ll keep doing this for a while yet,” he adds.

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Low-key 50/50 faces cancer head on Julie Crawford

Contributing Writer ■ 50/50. Directed by Jonathan Levine. Starring Joseph Gordon-Levitt and Seth Rogen. Rating: 9 (out of 10)

NO one should get cancer. But we especially hate it when young people get it. And it seems particularly cruel when cancer hits one of the good guys. Twenty-seven-year-old Adam (Joseph Gordon-Levitt) is one of the good guys. He waits for the light when he’s jogging, even when there’s no traffic. He suffers through the hysterics of his inconsiderate girlfriend (Bryce Dallas Howard), and his worst sin is waiting too long before calling his mom. “I don’t drink, I don’t smoke, I recycle,” Adam protests, when he gets the diagnosis from the world’s most inconsiderate doctor. “Have you ever seen Terms of Endearment?” is how Adam chooses to break the news to his mom (Anjelica Huston), who is already taking care of Kyle’s dad, suffering from Alzheimers. Mom wants to move in, but Adam is determined to deal with it on photo submitted his own. He’s not exactly alone. JOSEPH Gordon-Levitt plays his role of a young man dealing with cancer perfectly and Seth Rogen provides the comic relief in Jonathan Adam’s best friend Kyle (Seth Levine’s “passion project” 50/50. Rogen) is there to provide as movie, after all, so you can bet that a tender moment will be offering Adam a pot-laden macaroon. much moral support as he is capable of. So Kyle occasionally uses quickly followed up by a pee joke. Adam is referred to a psychiatrist, Dr. McKay (Anna Adam’s cancer to pick up girls, and feels more than justified in Thankfully, filmmakers deny the frat-boy temptation to play Kendrick), who isn’t even out of school. Adam is sceptical, getting a prescription for medicinal marijuana (it’s for him, not the side-effects of chemotherapy for laughs (vomiting occurs amused, and occasionally angered by her tactics as he cycles for Adam). Kyle provides the lion’s share of the comic relief in a off-camera) and keep post-surgery ickiness to a minimum. This story that could have taken a morbid turn, turning it into a stoner through the stages of acceptance and she vascillates between is not the Operation Channel. And early indications show that textbook doctoring and real human compassion. Sweet November. audience members aren’t squeamish about a cancer comedy: Gordon-Levitt plays it perfectly as a regular, soft-spoken Adam starts chemo, and makes new friends (Philip Baker Hall director Adam Levine (The Wackness) got a standing ovation at guy who is numb to his predicament, and frustrated at having and Matt Frewer). Introductions are made: names first, diagnosis the Toronto Film Festival a few weeks back. to expend energy comforting his family and friends, instead of second. “The more syllables, the worse it is,” says Alan, before Rogen and writer Will Reiser were living together and the other way around. It will all come to a head, of course, and working on Sacha Baron Cohen’s Da Ali G show, when, at age Adam eventually breaks down (in Vancouver’s Stanley Park) in a 25, Reiser got sick. The script was his catharsis and “became a dramatically realistic scene. passion project for all of us,” Rogen says on the film’s website. In The script, too, is admirably low-key. 50/50 doesn’t beat us doing so, Reiser, Levine and the cast have crafted one of the best with the cancer thing, neither does it overplay the tear-jerker buddy movies in years. moments, of which there are plenty. And this is a Seth Rogen

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NV doc gets down to the nitty gritty Epic journey traces proposed Northern Gateway pipeline

■ On the Line (Canada, 2011, Director: Frank Wolf). World premiere at Vancouver International Film Festival, Thursday, Oct. 6.

Jesse Ferreras Contributing Writer

RARE is the human who can cross two mountain ranges on foot. Rarer still is the one who can prove he did it. Frank Wolf, a North Vancouver-based adventure and environmental filmmaker who lives at the base of Mount Seymour, can do just that. Last summer he and friend Todd McGowan trekked 2,400 kilometres of rough terrain from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. as they traced the route of the proposed Northern Gateway project. The project, if constructed, will ship bitumen from the oil sands to B.C.’s west coast, where it will be transported across the Pacific to Chinese markets. Wolf documented the entire journey on film and the resulting film, On the Line, is primed for its world premiere October 6 at the Vancouver International Film Festival. A documentary filmmaker whose previous film Mammalian screened at the 2010 festival, Wolf was first turned on to the subject of the pipeline after attending a talk featuring environmental authors Ian McAllister and Andrew Nikiforuk about the Northern Gateway, a project that they warned could damage ecosystems if it were to spill oil along its 1,200-kilometre route. He later had dinner with them both and proposed to them the idea of journeying along the pipeline’s route. They urged him on to it and it was off to the races. See Pipeline page 36

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NORTH Vancouver environmental filmmaker Frank Wolf trekked 2,400 kilometres of rough terrain from Bruderheim, Alberta to Kitimat, B.C. to make his documentary about the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline project.

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Festival featuring the best in world cinema John Goodman

THE 30th Vancouver International Film Festival kicks off this week and runs through Oct. 14. This year more than 300 films from 75 countries will be screened at Empire Granville 7 Cinemas, the Vogue Theatre, Vancity Theatre and Pacific Cinémathèque. Here’s just a taste of what’s in store at VIFF. For a complete schedule visit ■ My Little Princess (Director: Eva Ionesco, France, 2011) French actress Eva Ionesco makes her directorial debut with My Little Princess an autobiographical tale based on her relationship with her mother, Franco-Romanian photographer Irina Ionesco. Her childhood also inspired the Brooke Shields character in Louis Malle’s film Pretty Baby. The brilliant, tight-rope walking Isabelle Huppert, in her best Mommie Dearest/ Grand Guignol persona, plays Ionesco’s mother. Anamaria Vartolomei is Eva. ■ Goodbye (Director: Mohammad Rasoulof, Iran, 2011) Mohammad Rasoulof’s tale of a desperate lawyer who has had her right to practice law in Tehran suspended cuts close to the bone. The story has many parallels with Rasoulof’s own life and other filmmakers who have run afoul of the fundamentalist regime. Choosing a woman as the main character, Noura (played by Leyla Zareh), adds an entirely different level to the storyline. ■ Inside Lara Roxx (Director: Mia Donovan, Canada, 2011) In 2004 Montrealer Lara Roxx moved to L.A. to make a quick killing in the porn industry. After only a few months in Hollywood she contracted the most virulent form of HIV and was forced to return home. Mia Donovan begins her documentary in a psychiatric ward as Lara attempts to pick up the pieces of her life. ■ Cinema Komunisto (Director: Mila Turajlic, Montenegro/Serbia, 2010) Yugoslavia’s post-World War Two strongman Josip Broz Tito was a movie fanatic of the first order. He was instrumental in building a formidable film industry under Soviet rule and Mila Turajlic’s new documentary shows us how it all played out at the Avala Film Studios. ■ My Back Page

(Director: Yamashita Nobuhiro, Japan, 2011) Period-piece noir thriller, named after a Dylan song, is based on an autobiographical novel by Kawamoto Saburo about a young journalist caught up in the radical student protest movement of the late ’60s.

■ Khodorkovsky (Director: Cyril Tuschi, France/Germany, 2011) Cyril Tuschi gives us the backstory of longimprisoned oil tycoon Mikhail Khodorkovsky and his no-win ideological battle with Russian despot Vladimir Putin. ■ The Other California

(Director: César Talamantes, Mexico, 2010) César Talamantes introduces us to the “rancheros” who carve out a hardscrabble existence in the remote deserts of Mexico’s Baja California.

■ Lost Bohemia (Director: Josef “Birdman” Astor, USA, 2010) In 1895, 165 artists lofts and spaces were built above New York City’s Carnegie Hall creating a bohemian environment that lasted for nearly a century. Mark Twain and Paddy Chayefsky wrote there, Enrico Caruso recorded See Chantal page 36

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A new use for old lawn mowers in U.K. Peter Neville-Hadley

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GLASTONBURY, England: Just outside of town on a slightly damp, English summer Sunday, a tannoy called marshals to their places around a hay-bale-lined track. Soon the roar of highly tuned engines was rattling the seats in a slightly shabby grandstand as machines shot past at improbably high speeds, sometimes becoming airborne over slight rises, jostling for leadership. The latest meeting of the British Lawn Mower Racing Association’s season was underway. Although it has little chance of being televised, lawn-mower racing goes back more than 30 years and can attract substantial turnouts to obscure tracks near English country towns. It aims to be the cheapest form of motor sport, so sponsorship is frowned upon, and most drivers do their own tinkering and maintenance. The machines seemingly least built for speed, and so in some ways the most amusing to watch, are those in Group Two: roller-driven mowers of the kind seen on cricket or soccer pitches, where a handlebar-steered engine tows a trailer with a seat for the driver. Group Three is for ride-on mowers with blades on their undersides, and Group Four for lawn tractors with cutting equipment at the rear. The mowers are not specially built for racing, but reengineered after retirement from long service at public parks, sports grounds or country houses. In rules meant to help keep start-up costs down to around £1,000 per machine, few modifications are permitted, although those begin with the compulsory removal of the mower blades. Amongst the remainder is the all-important detachment of the engine governor, which in normal operation would ensure the stately progress usually expected of mowers. “Two weeks ago we were caught on a speed camera by the police doing 41 miles per hour down the straight. And that was

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the Himalayas: Bhutan — Bhutan, also known locally as Drukyul (Land of Thunder Dragon), is the last surviving Mahayana Buddhist Kingdom, with a breathtaking Himalayan landscape as a backdrop. The country was never colonized, and thus survived the influences of accelerated and thoughtless modernization; which makes it one of the rarest and most unique of travel destinations. Other areas covered in the series include Nepal and Tibet, specific regions of India and Sri Lanka

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Easy to miss Montana computer museum John Keyes and Anne Garber Contributing Writers

BOZEMAN, Montana: As every diehard Star Trek fan knows, Bozeman was the site of the first contact between humans and Vulcans, but you don’t have to be a Trekkie to find a reason to visit this charming college town on the high plains of the American West.

want to make time for a visit to the American Computer Museum. Formerly named Compuseum, the American Computer Museum has recently been expanded and relocated to a standalone building in a bland commercial park on the south side of town near Montana State University. Surrounded by identical

buildings occupied by lawyers, chiropractors, real estate agents and the like, and without any sort of eye-catching signage, the museum is easy to miss. You must persevere. It’s a fascinating place to spend a couple of hours. The museum is the brainchild of Dr. George Keremedjiev, a specialist in robotics and artificial

intelligence whose primary job takes him around the world to help companies automate their factories. He has two paid staff who can guide you through the 185-square-metre museum, but if it’s your lucky day he’ll be there to take you through himself. The museum is clearly his labour of love. Keremedjiev has assembled a vast collection, of which

only six per cent is on display at any given time, and it has been cleverly structured to begin in the present and work backwards. The tour’s timeline starts with today’s smart phones and ends up in Babylon some 4,000 years ago, and down this long and winding information highway are numerous opportunities to consider

the myriad innovations that changed the world. There’s a reconstruction of the Antikythera mechanism (from Rhodes, circa 87 B.C.), considered the world’s first computer. There’s an exact replica of the Gutenberg press (plus a page from an authentic Oxford bible of A.D. 1235); part See Bozeman page 38

If you have ever used a telephone, played a video game, used a PC or even a typewriter, read a book, or simply been intrigued by the remarkable history of the information age, you’ll

Machines race in overnighter From page 32 on a relatively small track,” says one competitor proudly. While coaxing a pulseraising pace out of prosaic machinery is important, winning is more about choosing and keeping a good line around the corners. “The steering wheel has only about a third of a turn lock to lock,” explains BLMRA committee member Charlie Gould, gesturing to a groups of mowers slithering spectacularly into sight around a bend. “When you go into a corner the back comes round really quickly because the machines are so short, and you need to put the opposite lock on really quick. “The theory is that you kick it out, drift round the corner and then straighten everything up rally-car-style.” Races take place at nine or 10 different locations around the country, and the season even boasts its own Le Mans in the form of a 12-hour overnight endurance race for which the machines are fitted with LED headlights. Watching a cluster of helmeted drivers slide their mud-caked mowers round a corner in close formation before snarling up the straight, there’s no doubt the competitors are every bit as serious as their richer counterparts in Formula One. Their reward is somewhat more modest, however: the British Lawn Mower Racing Association trophy is an oil drum filled with bulrushes. If you go: For more information visit the British Lawn Mower Racing Association website at For information on travel in England go to the Visit Britain website at www.

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The Pacific Coast of North America features some of the most visually spectacular marine life of any ecosystem on the planet. Accompanied by David Hall’s photographs marine-biologist Sarika Cullis-Suzuki provides a knowledgeable and passionate perspective on the conservation issues facing our coastal ecosystem in a free talk at in the Alice MacKay Room at the Downtown Library Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7 p.m. For a chance to win an autographed copy of the new book, Beneath Cold Seas: The Underwater Wilderness of the Pacific Northwest (published by Douglas & McIntyre), tell us the age of the oldest Pacific Ocean floor. Email your entry to Beneath Cold Seas Contest at Deadline for the contest is Friday, Oct. 7, 5 p.m. Only residents living in the Lower Mainland/Greater Vancouver area are eligible to enter. Winners will be chosen in a random draw.

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A36 - North Shore News - Friday, September 30, 2011

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From page 30

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crossing the Coast Mountains and the rain and the wind turned them away before they could reach a summit of the range. “It poured for days and days,” Wolf says. “In a way it was good for the film because it shows you, this is mountain weather, it’s pouring rain. If anything happened to a pipeline, you’re not going to get a helicopter there. “It just shows you how you can’t control the weather, you can’t control geology. These are things Enbridge can’t control.” On the Line screens at the film festival Oct. 6 and 11 at Empire Granville 7 cinemas. Tickets are available at

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CALENDAR From page 34 film program Tuesday, Oct. 4 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $10/$6. Cap Speaker Series — Memoirs of an Addicted Brain: Developmental neuroscientist and former drug addict Marc Lewis will talk about his personal history with drugs and how he overcame the addiction that ultimately led him on a professional path to study the brain Thursday, Oct. 6 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $12/$10. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7290 or www. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www. or 604913-3634.

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this discussion with moderator Mark Battersby Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Topic: Surrogates. Admission: $5. Info: 778-782-5215 or Family Film Night: A series of free family friendly films will be shown on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. Schedule: Oct. 4, Gnomeo and Juliet; Oct. 18, Despicable Me; Nov. 1, Toy Story 3; Nov. 15, Cars 2 and Nov. 29 to be announced. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

Orpheum Theatre: 884 Granville St., Vancouver. Info: Open House: The Orpheum invites anyone interested in the performing arts, architecture and the diversity of B.C.’s cultural history to a free tour of this heritage site Saturday, Oct. 1, 1-5 p.m. Park and Tilford Cineplex: 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The North Shore Community Arts Council will

screen Canadian, independent and foreign films throughout the fall, winter and spring. Cave of Forgotten Dreams will play Wednesday, Oct. 12 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: www. or 604-988-6844. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with

moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, Oct. 21, 10:30 a.m.noon. Topic: The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms. Admission: $5. Info: 778-782-5215. Music Talks — Today’s Broadway: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will meet with successful Broadway songwriter Stephen Sondheim on Oct. 4 and Andrew Lloyd Webber on Oct. 11, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information to listings@

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Bruce Sampson, former vice-president of B.C. Hydro, says if the permafrost melts, “it could be the end of the ... We could leave a world that is not habitable for our kids.” The remarkable quality of the interviews, Wilkinson says, is partly because of his insistence on leaving his crew behind. “When you watch those people talking,” he says. “There are only two people in the room — them and me. I find when you have a camera person and a sound person and so on, people are a bit more guarded.” Peace Out breaks down the arguments for and against the hydroelectric dam at Site C, natural gas fracking, nuclear plants and the oil sands. While the problems associated with nuclear power and fossil fuels are widely known, you might be surprised at the trade-offs that come with supposedly “clean” power. “Most people were mystified,” Wilkinson says. The heart-breaking conclusion of Peace Out is that there actually is a simple solution to our energy problem available today — use less. But almost every one of the well informed people Wilkinson interviews seem to despair of changing behaviour. But not Wilkinson. While he says the future of human civilization in genuinely in peril, we still have time to make better choices. “I have no control over whether people in Texas want to drive Hummers,” he says. “But we all can do whatever we believe is within our power. “We haven’t driven off a cliff,” he insists. “I know a lot of people that live in despair, but we are not doomed.” Peace Out plays Oct. 4 at 6 p.m. and Oct. 6 at 3:20 p.m. at Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. Visit for tickets.

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Heath, Victor Oct.13,1918-Sept.20 2011 Born in Lloydminster Alberta, Victor passed away at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on September 20, 2011. Predeceased by his wife Barbara, he is survived by son,Charles (Fran), daughter, Bevin (Rich) grandsons; Aaron (Darcey), Tim (Brenda), Mike & Dan and great grandsons; Ronin, Kairo & Zac. Victor set an example for family, friends and colleagues with his integrity, curiousity and passion. Respected as a teacher, forester, and international consultant, he enriched the lives of those he met. His family will remember him as the teasing Poppa with a twinkle in his eye and the gentleman with a rose. Canada's first National Tree Day occurred the day after he died, a fitting reminder of the importance of trees and the significance of the natural world in our lives. Victor taught us all to see the forest for the trees. A Service will be held @ West Vancouver United Church on Thursday, October 6 at 11:30 am.Donations in Victor's memory may be made to First United Church in Vancouver

SMITH - Wilda Jean (nee Magee) May 25, 1912 – Sept. 22, 2011 Wilda passed away at the age of 99 in North Vancouver. She was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and moved from Camrose, Alberta to Vancouver at the age of 16. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Fenwick Smith and her brothers James and George Magee. Wilda will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Wendy McCrea and Sheila de Groot (Ian) of North Vancouver, her grandchildren Meghan Bawa (Dipin) of Surrey, Kelly McCrea (Jean Luc Charbonneau and their daughter Amelie) of Courtenay, Patrick McCrea of Halifax, and Margo Ross (Mike Mawdsley) of Victoria. Wilda was fond of bridge games, crossword puzzles, political discussions, picnics, and her daily gin and tonic. She had a unique sense of humour that remained with her until the end. No service by Mom’s request. If desired a donation to her favourite charity the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated. Thank you to the kind staff who cared for her at L i o n ’ s G a t e H o s p i t al an d Inglewood Care Centre over the last few months.


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It is with deep sadness the family of Bill Frost announces his passing on Friday, September 23rd at Lions Gate Hospital after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his sons Bill (Susan), Scott and daughter Barbara Ann (Jeff) and his very close friend Dawn Gray. He will always be remembered fondly by his grandchildren Tyler, Matthew, Jacob, and Gabrielle. Predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years Ann Marie, sister Pauline, and brother Stacey. Bill was born in Battleford, Saskchewan to a pioneering family that relocated to Abbotsford in the early 1930s where his father started a family business, Frost Auctions, that ran well into the 1980s. After primary school, Bill attended Ridley College in Ontario and the University of Washington where he graduated in 1950 with a BA. He was active in sports playing football, rugby and boxing. After graduation he took up sales with Proctor & Gamble in Toronto. Eventually his career turned to residential real estate in North Vancouver and it became clear he was a natural at it. After a few years he had a loyal following of dedicated customers and more business than he could handle on his own. Likewise, he was very loyal to everyone who served him, and if you treated him well you had a customer for life. He retired from real estate completely in 1992 to spend more time travelling with Ann, fishing with the Lions Gate Anglers, and golfing with the boys at Gleneagles. A few years after Ann’s passing he was fortunate to meet up with Dawn and they spent seven great years together travelling to exotic places around the world, hiking in B.C. and golfing in Palm Springs. Bill was an old school people person, an eternal optimist, who loved to spend hours socializing with good friends, spending time with his family and enjoying every minute life had to offer. Special thanks to Dr. Baines, Dr. Follwell, Dr. Kroll, Dr. Edmonds, and all the palliative care nurses on 7 West at Lions Gate. And a special thanks to the many friends, family, and neighbors for their help and support during these past few weeks. Bill touched all of us and we will never forget him. No service by request and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver B.C. “Old Salesmen never die; they simply go out of commission”


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Jan spent almost exactly half his 98 years in Norway and the other half in Canada. A successful career in Shipbuilding in Norway and Canada culminated in Newfoundland, where he became a member of the Ocean Ranger Commission and received an Honorary Doctors Degree at Memorial University. He and his wife Nenna moved to Bowen Island when he was in his late 70's. Here, blessed with good health and a wonderful community, he lived a very active and contented life. After having been a caregiver for his wife and following her passing in 2000, he embarked on an amazing last chapter of his life: building kayaks; writing stories; teaching fencing; joining Toastmasters, the Canadian Authors Association, and Rotary; being a "grandfriends" at school, hosting Scandinavian dinner parties, and any other activity that struck a chord with him. An enthusiastic, very optimistic and social man, he was much loved and admired by all who knew him. We are especially grateful for the outstanding care he received the last three months at the Lions Gate North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers a donation to the North Shore Hospice or the charity of your choice would be appreciated.


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Rolfe, Benson LLP has been providing quality accounting, audit, tax and consulting services for over 50 years. We are looking for a staff a c c o u nt a n t t o j o in o u r downtown firm. The work will involve accounting and tax compliance work for owner managed businesses, investment holding companies, trusts, charities and high net worth individuals. Must have public practice experience, strong communication & analytical skills and be a team player. We offer career advancement, training, an excellent remuneration package and benefits. Please email your cover letter and resume to:Roz Eyre Human Resources Manager Rolfe, Benson LLP, Chartered Accountants 604.684.1101 ;


General Employment

SCHOOL DISTRICT No.71 (Comox Valley) Secretary-Treasurer (CFO) Effective January 1, 2012 Reporting to the Superintendent (CEO) and working closely with the Board of Education, the Secretary Treasurer is a key member of the senior management team located and is responsible for corporate and financial services and reporting, annual operating and capital budgets, and business operations. Qualified applicants are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a detailed resume with supporting documentation and three professional references through no later than 1:00p.m. PST on Friday, October 21st, 2011.

JANITOR FOR veterinary clinics North Van & Coquitlam. Janitorial/ housekeeping duties $15/hr. 38 hrs per week, evenings/nights/ weekends.including cleaning and disinfecting cages, kennels, runs at multiple locations. Housekeeping exp with exc references required. Knowledge of Polish culture and language an asset. Please email


General Employment

Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

FOOD & OTHER PRODUCTS IN-STORE SAMPLERS Need To Get Out Of The House, Talk To People & Create Extra Income? Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

Call JMP Marketing at 604-294-3424, local 30 JMP Marketing Services Reliable since 1979


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.



Health Care

West Vancouver GARAGE SALE Sat. Oct 1st & Sun Oct 2nd, 8am - 2pm 1945 Russet Way Furniture, jewellery, housewares, tools, art, antiques and amazing treasures.


Hardwood, cedar siding, appliances, exterior doors, etc

WEST VANCOUVER, MOVING SALE, 1766 Gordon Avenue Saturday October 1, 9 AM - 2 PM, Furniture, Books, Household items and much more. Enter Garage from Back Alley. Rain or Shine.

W. Van


Sat 8:30am-1:30pm Rain or Shine 3610 Mckechnie Ave. Art, jewellery, movies, books, h/h items, clothes & more. Something for everyone!!!!. No Early Birds W. Van


Saturday, Oct 1 9am-12noon 1295 Nepal Cresent China, electronics, golf stuff, books, over 50 at residence. Lots of items, many at $1 WEST VAN MULTI FAMILYSALE Sat & Sun, Oct 1 & 2 10am - 4pm 1680 Taylor Way Clothing, furniture, baby items, household misc & much more! W. Van British Properties

Garage Sale! Sat. Oct 1st 9am - 12 noon, 1166 Millstream Rd. Sports, books electronics, fishing equip, kitchen etc..

GARAGE Sale, 2295 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Saturday, Oct. 1, 8 AM - 12 PM, two-family garage sale includes household items, linens, light fixtures, fabrics, clothes & accessories, Christmas decorations, furniture, exercise equipment and much more - Rain or Shine.

WEST VANCOUVER Moving Sale 565 Inglewood Ave. Cedardale: Saturday October 1, 9 AM - 12 PM, New and used items. Household items, some furniture. NORTH VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 221 6th Street West (back alley) Lower Lonsdale: Sunday October 2, 9 AM - 1 PM, Multi-family Sale: household items, lamps, small furniture, stereo equipment, pictures and frames, clothing, linens, sports equipment (golf/ski, ...), gardening items. Rain or Shine.

N. Vanc. Hamilton Heights

Moving Sale! Sat. Oct 1st - 10am - 3pm 812 West 19th St. brand new household items, dining table, sofa, love seat, micro wave. Heaters, shelves, kids items etc. etc.

Earls Tin Palace is hiring enthusiastic energetic staff for all kitchen positions. Please apply at 303 Marine Drive West Vancouver between 2 and 4:30pm

Certified Pharmacy Technician graduate.

WAITRESS REQUIRED at busy cafe. Call 604-980-2510, bring resume to 1490 Pemberton St.

This is an excellent o p por tuni ty i n a great community with very competitive wage and benefits. The successful candidate should have a willingness to work varied shifts including some evenings and weekends and enjoy advancing their career in a fast paced team environment. This is a 40 hour per week opportunity to grow your career in an expanding company. Please email your resume to pharmasavecaulfeildvillage


Hotel Restaurant

NORTH VANCOUVER HOTEL, 1800 Capilano Rd is hiring experienced FRONT DESK AGENT, part time leading to full time available immediately. Wages range from $10.50 to $12 based on exp. Please email:

North Van 2 DAY SALE Warehouse Clearance

up to 80% off Annual Fall Brand Name Skate, Ski & Board Clothing Blowout Sale- Sat & Sun 9-5 1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) Brand name outerwear, goggles, hoodies, pants, skate shoes, accessories, snowboards, snowboard boots, skis, ski boots & more!!

SNOW SHOW GEAR BLOWOUT!! TRUCK LOAD of NEW Snowboards, Skis, boots (ski&snowboard) outerwear, goggles, bindings, gloves, toques, skateshoes DC, 32, Delbello, Salamon, Elan, Burton, etc.

Insane Prices!

1453 Lonsdale Ave This Sat & Sun 9-5 NORTH VAN GARAGE SALE Sun, Oct 2nd, 9am-12 Rain or Shine 3942 Frames Place Mount Seymour area Royal Albert china, sliverplate flatware, Xmas stuff, Beanie Babies, household, books, clothes, furniture & more! N. Van

Teachers/ Instructors

HOCKEY COACH - WEST VAN The WVMHA is seeking qualified and enthusiastic individuals to coach our Atom House, Bantam House and Midget House hockey teams. If you have a passion for hockey, are at least 18 yrs old and above all, demonstrate respect for the game, players, and officials then we would like to hear from you. $1,000 per Year Email to



FORMING & FRAMING CARPENTER needed for North Shore work. Minimum 2 years experince. Fax resume 604-467-6691 or email:



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Office Personnel

ADMINISTRATIVE Assistant Data Entry & Reception Please see to view the full job posting.



2 IKEA chair & footstool sets. Birch frame, clean, natural colour fabric. $60 a set or $110 for 2 sets. U pick up W.Van. 604-926-4873 QUEEN MATES BED SET, oak frame, headboard with mirror, 6 drawers, storage cabinets + lighting options. Queen mattress not included, immac cond. $550 obo. 604-562-9207



FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211 MENS ALPINE X Country skis, 16’’ oscilating fan, as new. Free you pick-up 604-922-4470

HUDSON BAY Railway(HBR), owns and operates over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of Northern Manitoba. * Foreman Car Repair/ Locomotive Mechanical * Locomotive Machinist * Locomotive Electrician

Additional details at Send resume

to or fax 866-448-9259.

JOURNEYMEN AND Apprentice MECHANICS specializing in Motorcycles, ATV’s or Watercraft. Full time permanent. Salary to be negotiated. Fax resume to Tony Viveiros at 780-460-2434 or email: tonyviveiros Leading Insulation Contractor requires experienced Installers, Foam and Fibre Sprayers and Fire Stoppers. Transportation required. Top rates paid. Fax brief resume to 604-572-5278 or call 604-572-5288.

ONE LARGE pastel patterned sofa, 3cushions wide, good cond, with matching chair. U pick up 604-987-9642




ANTIQUE SHOW Sat., Oct. 1st

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





1825 Lonsdale Ave


STOVE, DACOR 30inch w/gas cooktop, electric convection oven, $550; Fridge, Maytag sxs $150, 14 yrs old/white, 604-222-0027

NORTH VAN - Lynn Valley

Lynn Valley

Garage Sale! Sun. Oct 2nd, 9am - 2pm 1885 Mountain Highway Mmusic, kids books & toys, household, handbags & shoes. Cookies.


Food Products

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


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



• Federally Regulated – Audited Annually • RRSP, RIFF, RESP, LIRA, etc. Eligible • Backed by the hard asset of Real Estate To find out more contact:

Jarome Lochkrin at 778-388-9820 or

*Historical performance does not guarantee future returns.


Money to Loan


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For Sale Miscellaneous

3 PIECE oak shelving display stand w/lights, smoked glass & wood doors, $150, 604-926-2803



CANOE, LIKE new, light weight $500. Fawn colored, Sofabed $400. 604-929-3535


N. Van


Sat, Oct 1, 10-2 228 & 230 West 18th Street All proceeds go to a young family in need. If raining it will be held in the carport in the back lane

604-724-7652 ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275






Sat, Oct. 1 9am-2pm 501 Saville Cres. furniture, maple kids bed frame, 15' Norco mtn bike, clothes, housewares, pictures etc.

NORTH VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 165 West Osborne Road Upper Lonsdale: Sunday October 2, 9 AM - 12 PM. Three generations of accumulated treasures. No early birds! Rain or Shine.

STANDARD Poodle Puppies Apricot & Cream - CKC Reg email pics available - Will deliver Call: (250) 256-0518


Pet Services

AUNT Kate’s Gentle Grooming Website:

Alder • Birch • Maple Dry, Clean Hardwoods

#1 in Sales • 28 yrs in business Full & half cords 7days/week

BEAGLE PUPS, family raised. Vet checked, shots incl. Ready Oct. 15th. $650.00 604-944-7799


TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

DOES YOUR DOG HAVE STAR POTENTIAL? Renowned Movie Animal Trainer, Bonnie Judd will be offering Mo vi e Do g Tr a i n i ng /B a si c Obedience in Fort Langley. For more info call (604) 888-2235 or visit:

Daycare Centres


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

DOWN SIZING SALE Sat, Oct 1st 8am - 2pm 3672 Campbell Ave


HAPPY TIMES DAYCARE, spaces avail ages 0-5; exp’d. lic’d, Mon-Thurs. Mt Seymour Parkway. Roya 604-987-6559


NORTH VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 2556 Edgemont Blvd., Edgemont: Saturday October 1, 10 AM - 2 PM, Household items, mirrors and wall decor, new gift items, kids bikes, kids toys, Dora Dollhouse and Dora Vanity, kids activity table, books, cds, antique gateleg table and more. Rain or Shine. NO EARLY BIRDS


BOSTON TERRIER Puppies, 8 weeks, vet , 1st shots, dew claws removed, $700. 604-857-9172

HIDE a bed 7 ft Sofa/hide a bed, good condition, free for pick up. Call: (604) 985-8566

requires the following:

PHARMASAVE in Caulfeild Village, West Vancouver has a full time opening for a recent



Apply with resume 6422 Bay Street Horseshoe Bay West Vancouver 604-921-7616


Sat & Sun, Oct 1 & 2 10am - 4pm 885 Inglewood Ave

Hotel Restaurant


GARAGE SALES WEST VAN GARAGE SALE Sat. Oct 1st, 8am - 4pm 3775 Bayridge Ave. Toys, books, table, stools, mirrored closet doors, heater, exercise balls, picture frames, dishes, etc


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


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Helene Emelie Ulinder, formerly of 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Spagnuolo & Company Real Estate Lawyers, 300 – 906 Roderick Avenue, Coquitlam, BC, V3K 1R1, on or before October 30, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Kyle Ulinder and Alexa Marya Ulinder, Executors. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Anyone having a claim against the Estate of HELEN ISOBEL HUNTLEY, late of Sunrise of Lynn Valley, 980 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3V7, who died on March 28th, 2011 must file same with the undersigned no later than October 31st, 2011, after which time complete distribution may be made by the estate trustees having regard only to the claims then filed. Dated at Peterborough this 20th day of September, 2011. Ruth Ann Moffatt and Jane Craig Estate Trustees By their solicitors LILLICO, BAZUK, KENT, GALLOWAY, 163 Hunter Street West, Box 568, Peterborough, Ontario, K9J 6Z6

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased formerly of North Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Heather Gayle Kercher, Deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that the particulars of their claim should be sent to the Administrator, Charles Michael Gordon Nelson, c/o McDaniel & Tillie, Barristers and Solicitors, 201 – 64 Station Street, Duncan, BC V9L 1M4 on or before the 24th day of October, 2011, after which date the Administrator will distribute the Estate amongst the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice pursuant to S.38 of the Trustee Ac tis hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the following estate: GOLDA OSTROFF, late of 303 - 1010 West 2d Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., that they are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor at Suite 1110- 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, B.C., V7T1A2, before the first day of November, 2011, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. ADELE NAOMI COHEN, Executor William F. Spohn, Solicitor



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LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van


Escort Services

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Condos/ Townhouses


AGASSIZ TOWNHOME - $235,000 Nearly new 3 bdrm, 3 bths, upstairs laundry, master has walk in closet, 4 pce ensuite, excl view of Mt. Cheam. Main level has 2 pce bth, storage room, gas f/s in living room, dining room door opens to patio. Call 604-701-1181 to arrange viewing.

For Sale by Owner


Apartments & Condos

MISSION 3200 sf home, 4 BR, 5 acres. Less than acessed. Will take smaller home in trade & carry mortgage. $650K. 604-671-7498


North Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1020 2 Bdrm from $1515 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 778-727-0159

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$960 604-983-0634 1 bdrm, hardwood floors, spacious $885 incl heat & h/w, Nov 1st, ns, np, 604-983-9469 1 BDRM Woodcroft, balcony, indoor pool, sauna $980 includes h e a t / h wt , n s, n p , N o v 1 st 604-844-7852 or 778-229-1817 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $945. Quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat & hot water. 990-8262, 985-1658 1 BR +den bsmt, newly renod, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1075, Oct 1, 604-320-9238 1 BR SPECIAL $825 2 BR $1225 some renos. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219 1 BR view, nr Seabus, Nov. 1, $975 incls h/w, heat, prkg. Gym. Refs 604-984-9394

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER Studio ($1050/mo) Avail Nov 1. 1 BR ($1350/mo). Avail Now. 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.

BACH, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Avail now, quiet/clean blding. Rent $950. Incls Ht/Hw. N/P, N/S, 1 yr lease, Cable/Park extra. 604-985-4272

Beautiful Views

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

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver


1 BR, large bright, balcony, grnd flr, h/w flrs 15th/Lonsdale, $895 incl ht

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

2 BR, lrg, bright, reno’d, 15th & Lonsdale, $1130 incl heat h/water

ns np, Oct 15. 604-323-4467

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


110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★2 BR. $1440 Views, Storage. Parking avail. No pets, 604-988-7379 TUCKTON PL. 1520 Chesterfield Ave 2 BR $1,295 No Pets. Wdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406

Ventana - 175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368, 1 BR, ground level, patio, prkg, N/P, lease, $1400

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment


172 VICTORY Ship Way @The Pier: Brand New. 7 appl, air/c,1 br $1700 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263 1730 Chesterfield 1br, faces north, dw, balcony, prkg avail, pet neg. Nov. 1. 604-987-5841

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

326 WEST 1st St. 1 br view $825 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack fully reno’d 3400sf 3br 3ba character home $449,900 795-2997 id5402 Chilliwack large 2522sf 3br 2.5ba tnhse, mn fl master, view $325K 701-1245 id5411 Langley top fl 1030sf 2br 2ba condo +55 age restriction $319,900 576-8404 id5427 Sry Clayton 2400sf 4br 3.5ba 2 sun decks suite potential $489,900 576-6404 id5416 Sry top fl 750sf corner unit independant living +65 condo $135K 805-4124 id5423 Sry Queen Mary Pk spotless 700sf 1br 2nd fl condo $174,900 496-0363 id5428 S Sry 1554sf 2br+den 2ba gated rancher style tnhouse $552,900 536-0738 id5429

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Lots & Acreage

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Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR +den lower Lonsdale, 1100sf. avail mid Oct - Apr. 1, ns, np $1600incl utils 604-986-2504

A SHORT STAY 4-6 mth terms Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house. 604-987-2691

Avail Furn Rooms. Grand Blvd. $800 - $1000/mo 3-8mo ns np. 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit

Houses - Rent

WWW.EASYRENT.CA W. Vanc. 1144 Lawson Ave. 4 br +den, 2 bath, all appl, nr Elem/High schl, NOW, $3895 604-662-3279 23-LONSDALE: BRIGHT, clean, 4 bed, 2 ba. W/D. 1 nat gas, 1 wood f/p. N/S, N/P. Min. 1-yr lease. $2500/mo + util. See http:/ / then call 778-991-1267 4 BDRM, 2 bath, Ambleside, view, n/s, no pets, refs, lease, Semi furn. $2300. 604-926-0053 4 BR, 3 bath, Lions Bay, ocean view, in law suite, immed, cat ok, $3500+utils 604-726-2274 DEEP COVE semi waterfront, 1 BR, office, fp, wd, 2 car garage, Nov 1. $1875, ns 604-929-5191 FAMILY 5 BR, 2 full baths, 2 carport, beautiful lot, Capilano area, quiet St, ns, pet friendly, avail Nov 1st, $2700, 1 yr lease, refs reqd. Ray 604-805-8684 LYNN VALLEY, clean 4br+rec rm 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. 778-772-3189

2 BR, large, faces south, hardwood, Mahon Park area, $1250 incl heat & hw, ns, 604-617-3602





For Sale by Owner




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W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Avail Now..Details @ 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent


Great premises for lease suitable for Medical Clinic. Lower Caulfeild. Excellent parking, great rates. Available immediately




1 BDRM, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, DVD, phone, w/d, suit n/s student Oct 1, 604-987-2839





S T R U CT U R A L C H A N GE S , framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559


18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Excellent references, Please call 604-980-1495 $18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477

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Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1400, 604-921-6410 A STUDIO suite, in quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, Nov. 1, Reno’d, ns, np, $790incl utils, 604-988-6818 EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, Net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incls now, 604-985-7267 HUGE 1 BR Ambleside Bsmt Suite, priv. gated entr. Own W/D. 2 Bus rts. Inclusive. Single occ. N/S N/P $1100 Ref. 604 7821221

BBQ, OVEN & TILES/GROUT STEAM CLEANING. We steam clean them so you don’t have to!



BAKER BROS Construction.. Specializing in Custom homes, framing, foundations, decks, big or small jobs, over 35 years exp. Call Wayne 604-781-1909






CONCRETE FORMING & framing. 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


Suites/Partial Houses

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

LIONS GATE DRAINAGE 15% OFF - 604-973-0290


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Townhouses Rent

NEAR NEW lg 1 Br + Den Bsmnt suite. Central Lonsdale, quiet, N/P, N/S, $1300 + 1/4 util. Avail. Now. 604 988-3160 SPACIOUS MODERN 2 Br bsmt suite in Pemberton Heights, wd, stove, fridge, dw, alarm, ns, np, $1350 incld’s utils. 604-971-1911

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

3 BR’S Avail MOVE IN ALLOWANCE. 5 appls, 1.3 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent Start/ $1700. To view call 604-986-0511


MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

FURN ROOM, Upper Lonsdale, incl TV, net & utils, np ns, $500, avail immed. 604-984-8242


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR $525 incl, 1 BR with ensuite $650 incl, mid Lonsdale, renod, ns np, Oct 1st. 604-990-4257 FURN ROOM in apt, Large, use of kitchen & w/d, incls prkg & utils. Now, $675. 604-925-3186


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, bsmt Award Winning heritage, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, ns, np, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459 1 BR+, cute, large, excellent location Garden & Marine, $795 all incls. Nov 1, 604-984-7168 1 BR large, bright, garden entry, Delbrook, bus, Oct 15, $950 incl util, w/d, prkg ns np 604-817-4100 1 BR walk-in garden suite, Lions Bay, ocean view, immed, cat ok, $825 incl util/cable 604-726-2274 2 BR bsmt suite, Tempe Heights, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np Oct 1st $1500 + utils 604-340-8178 2 BR + Den, $2500. Dundarave W Van, new, garden level, own nice yard, gourmet kitchen, d/w, w/d. Avail now. 778-322-1688

2 BR, Grand Blvd area, own entry, gas fp, dw, share wd, ns, np now $950+%utils, 604-728-2620 2 BR grnd level ste, Blueridge, N Van, quiet home, bright, gas fp, priv entry, alarm, storage, $1200 + 1/3 utils, immed. 604-657-6465

2 BR + large rec rm, garden level, Edgemont Village.1200sf, own entry, wd & patio, new reno, NS, NP, $1750incl utils 604-929-1835 2 BR, SPECTACULAR VIEW, 2 deck, furn/unfurn Upper Lonsdale $1500, ns np 604-984-8242

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

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Braking News

Brendan McAleer

Working car from 1884 up for sale

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THE Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution is no ordinary family sedan — under that rippling hood is a 291 h.p. turbocharged engine. What the Evo lacks in commuter comforts it makes up for with a dynamite drive.

to include the $3,000 Handling Package which includes blingy BBS forged alloy wheels and a large rear spoiler, as well as behind-the-scenes gear like Eibach Springs, Bilstein shock absorbers at all four corners, and a set of two-piece brake rotors up front. Environment Inside, the Evo could be any other moderately well-equipped Lancer except for two features. First, the seats, which are race-calibre Recaro thrones that hug tight and make graceful ingress and egress borderline impossible. The second is a button marked “S-AWC” found near the emergency brake. You might be forgiven for thinking everything else is a little lowrent for a mid-$40k performance car. What’s more, while the practicality quotient on a four door compact sedan should be quite high, mounting the battery in the trunk has left the Evo with little in the way of trunk space, and there’s no pass-through, nor folding seats for longer objects. On the other hand, rear-seat passengers will have plenty of head- and legroom, though a considerate driver

World’s oldest running car for sale Got two-and-a-half million bucks burning a hole in your pocket? You could buy a lot of cool cars for that amount of scratch. How about two Bugatti Veyrons? That’s more than 2,000 horsepower! Alternately, you could buy something a little more sedate. And . . . er . . . rickety. It’s the 1884 De Dion Bouton Et Trapardoux Dosa-Dos Steam Runabout and in the time it took you to read this sentence, it could rocket to . . . well . . . walking pace anyway. The De Dion is a steam-powered, three-wheeled car and while six remain of the original 20, this is the only operating model, and the oldest running car in the world. Top speed? 60 kilometres per hour, and I hope you brought a book while it accelerates to terminal velocity. However, in spite of the lowly performance figures, the De Dion Runabout is just about the coolest thing ever simply because it’s 127 years old and it still works. Nissan gives the Juke a Godzilla heart transplant Of any new vehicle you can

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2011 Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution

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Mitsubishi’s secret ninja

Brendan McAleer Contributing Writer

LIKE any other gearhead, I have a mental roll call of vehicles that I need to drive before age and infirmity take my licence away, or before the world runs out of oil. Call it my Bucket Seat List, if you will. On it, you’ll find such luminaries as the Ferrari F40, the Lamborghini Countach, the Porsche 911 Turbo, the mighty Nissan GT-R (done that one), the Aston-Martin V12 Vantage and, somewhat incongruously, the Mitsubishi Lancer Evolution. A four-door Japanese economy sedan? What’s that doing plunked down amongst a pantheon of supercar greats? Good question. After all, Mitsubishi’s Lancer is solidly mid-pack in the compact segment. It’s roomier than a Civic, but less polished. More softly sprung than a Mazda3, but much less sporty. It’s hardly exceptional, although quite a bit more handsome than the norm. What, then, is Mr. Average doing hang-

ing around with a bunch of Olympic-grade pugilists, octagon-dominating mixedmartial-artists, and all-around beefy tough guys? Simple: he’s actually Mr. Ninja, and on the track, he can kick all their heads in. Judo chop! Design The 2011 Evolution is no ordinary Mitsubishi Lancer, as even non-car-types can tell with just a passing glance. The hood ripples with vents and ducting, as though the 291-horsepower, 300-footpounds-of-torque, turbocharged engine is struggling to escape. The Audi-esque grille does a poor job of concealing a whacking great front-mounted intercooler, all the better to chill the massive amounts of air the turbocharger forces into the modestly sized 2.0-litre engine — also note the unique offset licence plate mounting. Four widely flared fenders house meaty, low-profile, 245-series Yokohama tires in a sticky, summer-only tread compound, and the fronts sport decorative gills in case things weren’t ostentatious enough. Red-painted Brembo brake calipers peek out from behind shiny rims; to the base price of my manual gearbox GSR model ($41,998) the options box has been ticked

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BMW fakes engine growl

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buy, the Nissan Juke is probably the most polarizing when it comes to styling. You either love the little frog-eyed beast or you hate it: there is no middle ground. Personally, I adore the weirdly little Pokemon-ish toadlet, but that’s just because it’s so much fun to drive. With a 1.6-litre turbo that’s similar to the one in the Mini Cooper S and torque-vectoring all-wheel drive, it’ll plant a big goofy grin on your face every time. However, as per usual, if some is good, then more must be better. Most Nissan engineers may be hard at work improving and refining the all-electric Leaf EV, but some of the boffins have been allowed to wander off unattended. One of them appears to have been hanging around the parts bin holding an enormous shoehorn. Uh oh. And here’s the result: the Super Juke. Massively flared out wheels and a giant spoiler might advertise something special, but it’s the — still unofficial — powertrain that’s the surprise. The 480+ h.p. engine out of a Nissan GT-R has somehow been crammed under the Juke’s tiny hood. A production model? Probably not. This is bound to be one of those one-off, out-there concept cars. Still, do I very much want to drive a 480 h.p. Juke? Oh good heavens yes! New M5 equipped with V-8 stereo For decades, the BMW

M5 has been the paragon for the sporting sedan; it’s a big comfortable saloon, and it just happens to be faster than most sports cars. My favourite generation is the E39 chassis designation, preferably an ’02 or ’03. What’s yours? Some would argue that the last generation M5, with its bellowing V-10 and plethora of “M” badges, was a bit over the top for the M5’s brawlerin-a-business-suit image. Luckily, here’s the new one, and while it’s lost two cylinders and gained a few MPGs in the efficiency department, it’s faster and more polished than ever. With 553 horsepower from a 4.4-litre, twin-turbocharged V-8, the M5 rockets to 100 km/h in a little more than four seconds. Problem is, it does so in comparative silence, although I’m sure the effect of the g-forces of such a blast on your internal organs would hardly be considered restful. Still, BMW feels that a little extra theatre is needed. That’s why they’ve outfitted their new M5 with something called Active Sound Technology. Basically, drive your M5 nice and slow and you won’t notice the difference. Put the big bimmer in Sport mode, stamp on the accelerator and the stereo will fill the cabin with V-8 noise, tuned to match the revs and speed of whatever the car’s currently doing. I’m not quite sure how I feel about this new tech. On one hand, who doesn’t love the soundtrack of a mighty German V-8? On the other,

artificially generated noise is a pretty far cry from the ideals that produced the original M5. Can’t I just put the window down instead? Barnstorming Lexus supersedan spotted One thing about manufacturers testing their concept cars at the Nürburgring, it sure has made life easier for your average spy photographer. All you have to do is grab your folding chair and your zoom-lensed SLR and hang out trackside with a flask of coffee until something interesting comes along. Oh look, here comes a Lexus. . . . And what a Lexus! Based on the LS-series sedan, this prototype sedan is a pretty far cry from the wafting rides that Lexus is known for. Great big vents in the hood and a carbon fibre roof shoutily exclaim, “I may be big, but I’m fast!” The LS is a bit too large to be a direct competitor for the aforementioned M5, but consider this an example of Lexus going after the Mercedes market again, this time chasing down that company’s AMG division. Need proof? They’ve dubbed the thing the LS TMG — TMG standing for Toyota Motorsports Gmbh. Specs? 641 h.p., 322 km/h top speed and a 0-100 km/h time of 4.2 seconds. Grandpa’s going to get one whopper of a speeding ticket. Follow Brendan on Twitter: @ brendan_mcaleer, or submit your own auto oddities to




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tres per hour and top gear by 60 km/h. The steering is frankly excellent, highly tactile and very quick. Often, all-wheel drive cars can have numb helms because of the extra driveshafts up front. Not this one. Even at low speeds, the modestly sized 2.0litre engine does a great job of spooling up the large turbo with fairly minimal lag. Mid-range acceleration is excellent — torque peak comes at 4,000 r.p.m. — and should you need to take it all the way to redline on an on-ramp, the Evo gathers speed in an incredible rush. Best yet, the very clever Super-All Wheel Control system is constantly at work, keeping you on the road. It’s a confusing mish-mash of three-letter acronyms, with ACD (active centre differential), AYC (active yaw control), ASC (active stability control) and a sport version of ABS (anti-lock braking system) combining to make you LOL at the way the Evo carves up the corners.



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In a nutshell, the concerted efforts of the various systems that make up S-AWC all work to constantly measure steering angle, the rotational position of the car, speed, acceleration and braking inputs. The Evo’s big electronic brain then figures out the best way to keep you from sliding off the track into the barrier and distributes power and/or braking to each wheel as needed. On the road, you can’t really feel the system working: it’s not like other electronic nannies that interfere constantly and, for instance, cut the power when you’re trying to get up

to speed on the Westbound Capilano on-ramp. The Evo feels like each tire has been outfitted with suction cups; it just grips and goes like nothing else. On the track, the Evo is a willing dance partner, even if you have two left feet. Unlike other track-day terrors, the S-AWD Mitsubishi doesn’t require you to fight oversteer and keep a firm grip on the reins; rather, it enhances good driving inputs and corrects for momentary lapses of judgement that in other cars would result in some very expensive repairs being needed. What’s more, the confidence imbued by the EVO’s sure-footed

nature will allow even amateur drivers to lay down some seriously quick lap times. Drawbacks to all this highperformance handling? Well, the suspension is extremely stiff and unforgiving, transmitting every bump, manhole cover and expansion joint directly into your spine. What’s more, that telepathic steering can be jittery and requires constant vigilance; stop paying attention to fiddle with the stereo and a minor quiver on the wheel will have you changing lanes. So, an Evo shouldn’t theoretically be a very good commuter car, but I loved every second of it anyway. An unexpected positive to the




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concentration required to pilot the Evolution is an immensely involving drive, even on simple runs to the grocery store. Like a Mazda MX-5, it’s also a very rewarding car to drive slowly, not just a track toy. Features As previously alluded to, the Evo’s interior is quite similar to an optioned-up conventional Lancer. Thus, you can expect to find the usual amenities on the base model: Bluetooth, Climate Control and a USBequipped stereo with available six-cd changer. A full-colour LCD screen nests between the tachometer and the speedometer, giving you readouts on outside temperature, current fuel consumption and a distance-toempty estimator: very important given the EVO’s relatively small 55 litre fuel tank capacity. While it is possible to attain Transport Canada’s economy ratings of 12.9 litres/100 kilometres city and 9.0 l/100 km highway, expect to use quite a bit more in real-world conditions. The Evo’s spirited nature will inevitably goad you into driving with a bit of verve, costing you in premium fuel at

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The STI receives a tip of the hat for do-anything practicality with a hatchback variant ($38,895), and Subaru’s effort remains slightly less highly strung to daily-drive. Still, you can’t get the STI in anything other than a six-speed manual transmission, and the Evo has the edge for track-level sharpness. BMW 335i Sedan Comparing a BMW’s blend of luxury and performance with a Japanese economy sedan hardly seems fair, but at $51,400 for a 335i, the Evo’s lofty price tag puts the two in direct competition, at least until you really option-up the Bimmer. With an enormously torquey 300 h.p., 3.0-litre twin-turbo straight-six engine, the 335i provides effortless acceleration and a much nicer interior than the Mitsubishi. It’s also no performance slouch, with that legendary BMW handling. Nissan 370Z If Porsche-beating on-track performance is your bag, you have to take a very hard look at Nissan’s Z-coupe. Perhaps overshadowed by its big brother GT-R, the $40,998 370Z is a performance bargain as well, with a smooth, revvy 3.7-litre V-6 and honest, grippy, rearwheel drive handling. In the hands of a capable driver, the Z is a veritable rocket and has considerable stylish curb appeal. However, with just two seats and limited trunk space, it’s a tough sell as a daily driver.

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