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H. Bay porpoise won’t be released Aquarium nurses calf to health over 6 months James Weldon

A porpoise that was found near death on a West Vancouver beach last year has become a full-time resident of the Vancouver Aquarium.

Jack, a five-week-old harbour porpoise calf, was found stranded near the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal Sept. 16, having likely been abandoned by his mother. The 12-kilogram animal was having trouble breathing, his muscles and skin were severely damaged from his time on land and he could no longer swim. Aquarium staff rushed the creature to their Marine Mammal Rescue Centre on Vancouver’s Main Street, where they began an intensive rehabilitation program. After a six-month effort by employees and more than 2,000 hours of work by a large crew of volunteers, Jack returned to full strength, but officials with Fisheries and Oceans Canada, which oversees marine mammal rehabilitations in this country, deemed the porpoise unfit for reintroduction to the wild, meaning Jack will have to stay at photo Meighan Makarchuk the aquarium indefinitely. About a month ago, the JACK (right), a harbour porpoise rescued as an abandoned calf in Horseshoe Bay, navigates his new home at the Vancouver Aquarium recovered animal was introduced Tuesday with Daisy, the aquarium’s other rescued porpoise. Because Jack was only five weeks old when rescued and because he has to the facility’s other rescued essentially been hand-reared for six months, he has no wild survival skills. harbour porpoise, Daisy, and on Tuesday Jack officially went on display in Daisy’s tank. “He was very calm, cool, collected, then Daisy was introduced . . . and they swam around together a little bit,” said rescue centre manager Lindsaye Akhurst. “It was like Daisy was showing Jack around her pool.” Despite the animal’s apparently smooth adoption of his new Jane Seyd two employers in Richmond and North Vancouver. environment, staff would have preferred to set Jack free, she said, Manji has two previous convictions for similar frauds against but the circumstances of the rescue made that impossible. companies he worked for. Had the calf not been abandoned, he would have spent as much A fraud artist who ripped off two employers for Manji first helped himself to the company piggy bank when as a year with his mother, learning the ropes of his ocean habitat. more than $170,000 — including more than he worked for Pacific Avionics and Instruments at Vancouver Without that experience, Jack has not acquired the skills a porpoise $22,000 he took to pay back a previous fraud International Airport between 2004 and 2006. Manji was hired as needs to make a living in the ocean, she said. a financial manager of the company and was one of three people victim — has been sent to prison for two and a “Our goal is always of course to release,” said Akhurst. “(But) authorized to sign cheques. Within six weeks of being hired, he had his age coming into our centre, and . . . the lengthy hands-on half years. advanced himself an extra $2,500, said Crown counsel Ian Hay. Karim Rajabally Manji, 47, was handed the sentence Monday in See Porpoise page 5 North Vancouver provincial court after pleading guilty to defrauding See Fraudster page 3

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First Nations Court taking shape Monthly sessions involve community in finding justice Jane Seyd

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AT the front of the court room, a group of people sit gathered around two tables pushed together to form a makeshift circle. A young man sits next to his lawyer, listening to his family and members of his extended community tell Judge Joanne Challenger what they hope to achieve through his sentence. Ultimately, they want to get him in to drug and alcohol treatment. The judge, who sits at the table next to the teen’s grandmother, invites the teen’s uncle and former social worker to join them at the table. “Does anybody have any other ideas?” she asks. There is talk about different healing programs for aboriginal youth who are struggling with substance abuse — one run by the Lummi band in Washington State won’t take kids who have behavioural problems, another in Hazelton has a very cultural focus. “Some of our kids are more urban,” the social worker tells the judge. “Some kids come back and say they don’t like it.” “I guess there are some things to think about,” says the judge. Scenes like this — where justice takes on a less formal and more inclusive approach — are now a regular part of the system in North Vancouver provincial court. One afternoon a month, Judge Challenger steps down from the usual desk raised at the front of the court room and sits at the table with aboriginal offenders and community members for a session of First Nations court. It’s a new approach to recognizing the unique circumstances that have brought First Nations people in conflict with the law, with an emphasis on restorative justice and involvement of the wider community. The court isn’t the result of a political directive and there’s no extra money to fund it. What it does is make more tangible the direction from the Supreme Court of Canada that judges must take the history of aboriginal people into account in their sentences. “We have a huge population of aboriginal people,” on the North Shore, says Janet Baker, the First Nations court worker in North Vancouver provincial court. Even so, First Nations people are vastly over-represented among those charged with criminal offences. In North Vancouver, for instance, statistics compiled by the North Shore Family Court and Youth Justice Committee indicated between 40 and 45 per cent of youth going through the court are aboriginal — many of them the children and grandchildren of residential school survivors. “A lot of people are still suffering the effects of the residential school system. They’ve never gotten over the abuse they suffered,” says Baker. Separated from their own families, survivors never learned how to be parents, perpetuating a multi-generational cycle that all too often has involved drug abuse, alcohol and violence. David Walsoff, a local defence lawyer, says a majority of his aboriginal clients have substance abuse problems. But “those substance abuse issues are simply symptomatic of the underlying issues in their lives,” he says. First Nations court acknowledges that, and the systemic discrimination and poor social and economic conditions many aboriginal people face. “There’s not enough education of the general public to understand that historical piece,” says Andrew Van Eden, justice and special projects officer for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. “We get a sound bite that (an offender) is sentenced to less time because he’s aboriginal. The context is completely removed.” The other emphasis of First Nations court — which only deals with sentencing, not trials — is involving the community in its decisions. In regular court, “we have a legal system,” says Van Eden. But in First Nations court, the emphasis is returning to a “justice system,” he says. “Justice is an opportunity for affected parties to have an opportunity to do right.” People representing social agencies are in the courtroom and can offer instant suggestions about available resources. In a recent session of First Nations court in March, “We were able to speak up and say we offer employment and training programs,” says Van Eden. Another woman noted a peer support network for youth in government care. In traditional court, those programs might not even be raised as possibilities if lawyers didn’t know about them, says Van Eden. Const. Jeff Palmer of the RCMP’s Integrated First Nations Unit on the North Shore is one of those community resources who tries to make a habit of dropping in on First Nations court. It’s a decidedly different role than a police officer would normally play. “Typically you’re not going to court unless you’re a witness,” says Palmer. But things are different here. In one of the first court sessions in February, Palmer addressed one young man directly, to remind him of the impact his criminal actions and continued alcohol abuse were having on his family. For people who are charged with crimes, coming to First See Restorative page 5

North Van 7-Eleven robbed at knifepoint NORTH Vancouver RCMP officers are searching for two men who robbed a convenience store at knifepoint early Monday morning.

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DEFENCE lawyer Alex Wolf and Andrew Van Eden, justice and special projects officer for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, share a word outside the North Vancouver courthouse.

The Mounties were called to the 7-Eleven store at Third Street and Chesterfield just before 4:30 a.m. According to witnesses, two men entered the store wearing shiny masks over their faces and brandishing large knives. They threatened the clerk and demanded cigarettes and cash from the till. The pair then fled on foot towards the Presentation House parking lot, where they may have gotten into a compact sports car. A police search supported by a dog handler was unable to track down the suspects. The first man is described as six feet tall with a medium build. He wore a dark hooded jacket and a “shiny, glossy mask.” The second suspect is fivefeet-six with a medium build. He was wearing a white Tshirt with some type of logo, blue pants and a “royal blue mask.” Witnesses say he had light brown skin tone. “The North Vancouver RCMP is asking for the public’s assistance in identifying the two suspects,” said detachment spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. “Anyone with information on this robbery investigation is asked to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604985-1311 or Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477.” Callers should mention file number 2012-12011.

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Soon that escalated to further payroll overpayments, use of company credit cards for personal expenses and use of blank signed cheques he had been entrusted with “for emergency purposes.” Manji used his employer’s money for emergencies such as: a cruise with his wife, the purchase of jewelry on the company credit card and metal detector equipment for security during the Aga Khan’s visit, which Manji was personally involved with. Manji managed to conceal the fraud because he was the only person who reviewed the payroll documents and credit card expenses, said Hay. Eventually, after the purchase of the jewelry was discovered, a forensic audit was completed. Manji later admitted to taking more than $100,000 from the company. Manji’s fraud didn’t stop there. He later went to work for High Output Sports in North Vancouver where he again took money from his employers over several months in 2007. He was eventually caught and handed a nine-month conditional sentence, with orders to pay back the more than $22,000 that went missing from the company’s accounts. Manji accomplished that by taking money from another North Vancouver employer — Aqua-Guard Spill Response Inc. — where he worked between April and November 2008. That was just part of between $70,000 and $80,000 he took from the company, said Hay. At the time, Manji was serving a conditional sentence for his fraud against High Output Sports, and was still awaiting sentence on a third fraud charge against another

Vancouver company. Hay said Aqua-Guard had hired Manji from a Craigslist ad, but by November 2008 his work had deteriorated and the company had decided to replace him. When company managers spoke to a placement agency about the situation, the agency advised the company about Manji’s previous conviction while working for High Output Sports. Managers reviewed their financial records and found improper wire transfers, online payments to Manji’s personal credit cards from company accounts and a payment of more than $7,700 for servicing of Manji’s car. Manji had also transferred almost $25,000 to a holding company he owned to pay back High Output Sports for the previous fraud. Hay said Aqua-Guard is a small company that was significantly affected by Manji’s crimes. The company had to lay off five employees and cut the pay of remaining staff by 10 per cent just to stay afloat, he said. Pacific Avionics was able to get some losses covered by insurance, but was still out about $41,000, he added. In sentencing Manji, Judge Carol Baird Ellan noted all four frauds happened between 2004 and 2008 after he and his wife lost their life savings in a failed business venture. At least some of the money taken was used “to keep up appearances” by going on vacation and paying for luxury items like expensive extra-curricular activities for Manji’s daughter that the family could not afford, she said. Baird Ellan noted Manji had been handed a six-month jail sentence for his last fraud conviction, in May 2010. She handed Manji a sentence of one year on the first charge and 18 months on the second charge to be served consecutively.

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Restorative justice cuts repeat offences

Porpoise has no wild skills

Nations court also feels different, says Baker. “In regular court they don’t give you the opportunity to ask or answer or say what you feel,” she says. In First Nations court, “they feel like they walk out of court with a little bit of their dignity.” Restorative justice options — rather than jail — should be considered for aboriginal people whenever possible, according to Canada’s Supreme Court. Those options are also usually more successful at preventing repeat offences, says Alex Wolf, another local defence lawyer. One reason is restorative justice is more up close and personal than the traditional legal system. In restorative justice, “It’s looking into the eyes of the community you’ve harmed and getting a punishment that brings you closer to the harm you’ve caused. It makes a greater impact,” says Wolf. Wolf says not all of his aboriginal clients want

rehabilitation process, those were kind of two factors that made it hard for him to be released back to the wild.” Getting Jack to this point was a tricky process, she said. For the first two months, the animal had to be tube-fed a special fish-based formula every two hours, and could only exercise with the support of a sling or a human assistant. Once he was strong enough to swim, he was weaned gradually on to solid herring, and underwent months of physiotherapy to help improve his strength. It wasn’t until that process was complete that they were ready to introduce Jack to Daisy, a porpoise rescued in 2008. Fortunately, that experiment went swimmingly. “They are now starting to socialize together,” said Akhurst. “(It’s) really great to see, especially for Daisy because . . . for the past almost four years, she hasn’t been in contact with a porpoise.” The Vancouver tourist attraction is the only aquarium in North America with the species on display, said Akhurst. Harbour porpoises are believed to live into their late teens or early 20s in captivity.

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to go to First Nations court. “They’d rather do community service work picking up garbage than shake the hand of the person they’ve made cry,” he says. “If they choose not to participate in it, we won’t put them there.” For the most part, however, there are more people who want to go to First Nations court than time available. That means lengthy complex cases usually can’t be heard. So far the court hasn’t had to deal with cases involving very serious crimes. Both Wolf and Walsoff say they disagree with the perception that sentencing in a First Nations court is soft. “It’s not a get-out-of-jail-free card to come to aboriginal court,” says Wolf. If jail is warranted, “the judge will impose it,” he says. The overall goal, however, is to help break the cycles that are causing people to commit crimes, by addressing their underlying problems. “Every sitting of this court that I’ve been to there’s been a magical moment that confirms why we’re here,” says Wolf. “If you sit in the court room you feel that.”

West Vancouver takes silver for cheating WEST Vancouver is the second most adulterous community in the Lower Mainland, according to a dating website that specializes in infidelity., a controversial service that helps connect individuals looking to cheat on their spouses, released its ranking of Vancouverarea neighbourhoods Wednesday. Based on data from registered users, the company has concluded that West Vancouver ranks second behind Kitsilano in terms of per-capita membership. Shaughnessy, Burnaby, Yaletown, downtown Vancouver, Surrey,

Richmond, New Westminster and MacKenzie Heights round out the top 10. Approximately 70,000 members were included in the sample. “Vancouver, like other big cities, who you are is strongly related to where you live,” stated site founder Noel Biderman in a release. “The question everyone is asking is: Does the community impact the people within it, or are certain personality types drawn to those areas?” The website, launched in 2002, claims 13 million members worldwide in 22 countries. Some 1.2 million of those live in Canada. — James Weldon

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E hope the 86 B.C. mayors caucusing in Penticton this week in the hopes of negotiating a new deal with senior governments on taxation revenue are successful in marshalling some compelling evidence for innovative solutions. Because it looks like the provincial Liberals don’t want to hear from the farm team. How else to explain the op-ed piece released Thursday — two days before the mayors wrap up their meeting — by Minister Ida Chong that states: “reallocating current tax revenues could put in jeopardy the crucial services delivered by senior levels of government.” The piece goes on to delineate increased municipal funding provided by the province and suggests local

governments should consider cutting costs — as if that thought might never have come up at municipal budget deliberations. However, the minister does correctly point out that municipal staff have had an easy ride compared to most workers during the global economic downturn, receiving annual pay hikes while provincial public service employees have been held to zero wage increases in the last two years. Chong ends with a reference to the province’s new office of the auditor general for local government. We hope that’s not perceived as some sort of threat, but as a genuine call to evaluate best practices and shared services. Because what taxpayers would really like is for all three levels of government to stop pointing fingers at each other and get together to find ways to use their hard-earned money more efficiently.


Celebrate ship-build contract

Dear Editor: On Sunday, April 29 a letter from a resident relayed a concern about the benefits to the North Shore of Seaspan being awarded a large federal ship building contract (Seaspan, Harbourside Benefits Questioned). I would suggest that such an award should be celebrated, it will bring additional jobs to the North Shore not only at Seaspan, but in associated spin-off benefits to the local economy. The condominium developments currently taking place in the Lonsdale and Marine Drive area will provide opportunities for the additional employees to live close to work. Yes, the North shore housing is not cheap, however this was a factor long before Seaspan was awarded the ship building contract and is not a result of it. Abilities to train the workers will have been considered long ago, the required skill sets can be taught. Some employees

might come from abroad; the skill sets move to where the jobs are, and if the jobs are in North Vancouver that’s a thing to be commended. The concern about how the materials will get to the North Shore is interesting. I believe that in this modern era this is not a logistical issue. If we can supply the materials to build a mega project such as an underground train from Vancouver to Richmond, then we can certainly supply the

materials to build the ships. Yes, the additional work might result in increased traffic; however, I believe that this it is better to be living in a vibrant expanding economy as opposed to a stagnant or shrinking one. The letter in closing refers to a “demand that our communities be built by Canadians for Canadians earning Canadian dollars.” This is exactly what is taking place with Seaspan being

awarded the contact. The jobs are local, and pumping additional Canadian dollars into the local economy. Would an alternative of building the ships in either a different Canadian province or abroad help the local economy? I suggest not. In closing, I say let’s celebrate the ship-building contract as opposed to looking for negatives. Blaine Barden North Vancouver

Abortion scars the soul Dear Editor: Well done, Trevor Lautens (My Ideal Is to Make Abortion Unthinkable, North Shore News, May 11.) Thank you for a perfect piece of journalism to precede the celebration of Mother’s Day. We have a plethora of statistics showing the adverse effects of abortion on a woman’s health: physical and psychological, and often lasting a lifetime. I firmly believe the only child a mother ever regrets is the one she did not have. Regardless of circumstances surrounding a pregnancy, which can often be extremely inopportune; the child born will always be a blessing. Despite some temporary lifestyle adjustments, an unplanned pregnancy brings amazing long-term benefits that the mother may sometimes not realize until 20 or 30 years after the fact. While abortion leaves its scar on the soul forever. Barbara Stuart North Vancouver

Thanks to the volunteers of North Shore Rescue

Dear Editor: On the North Shore, we are fortunate to have the opportunity to enjoy alpine activities, such as snowshoeing and skiing, right in our own backyard. Yet, every winter, people require rescuing on our slopes. In our community, we are extremely fortunate to have North Shore Rescue, a worldclass organization that provides assistance to people in distress. I have been a strong supporter of North Shore Rescue during their 40-year history. Years ago, my father used to take groups of


seniors for hikes on the North Shore mountains and I was always comforted to know the team was there if needed. I am so proud that the province has awarded the organization with a $100,000 Community Gaming Grant each year since 2007/08. This year’s funding helped purchase, among other supplies, a new helicopter rescue kit. North Shore Rescue is a team of dedicated volunteers. They conduct numerous search and rescue operations every year, many of which come with great personal risk.

This winter, there were unfortunately many tragic stories and many more close calls on mountains across B.C. Without the excellent work of North Shore Rescue, the number of fatalities would undoubtedly be much higher. We all owe North Shore Rescue our heartfelt gratitude for their selfless efforts. For more information, I encourage you to visit www. Thanks, North Shore Rescue. Jane Thornthwaite, MLA North Vancouver-Seymour





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Early election might save Liberals seats

THE latest poll is out, and it shows the B.C. Liberals would face annihilation at the hands of the voters if an election were held today.

The poll, by Angus Reid, shows the NDP has the support of 50 per cent of decided voters, while the B.C. Liberals have less than 25 per cent support. Those are similar numbers to the results of the 2001 provincial election, which saw the NDP reduced to a paltry two seats, while the B.C. Liberals racked up an historic 77 seats. The poll shows the B.C. Liberals have lost support of half the number of people who voted for them in 2009. By my reckoning, that translates into the party winning just a dozen or so seats if an election were held today. The party may be able to count only a couple of seats in Richmond, two in South Surrey, two on the North Shore, two in the Fraser Valley, one in the Okanagan, one in Vancouver and one in the north as relatively safe ridings. But the election is not being held today, of course. It’s set to occur precisely one year from now, and polling numbers can change quite a bit by then. However, there seems to be precious little evidence that the numbers will change in any significant way. These are bleak findings for the B.C. Liberals, which raises

View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey

an interesting question. Will Premier Christy Clark actually call an election earlier than May 2013? While it still seems doubtful an earlier election call would enable the B.C. Liberals to snatch victory from the jaws of defeat, it might give the party the best chance to actually survive to fight another day. Waiting until May 2013 before heading to the polls will likely mean the B.C. Liberals will be completely enveloped by a strong stench of political death. We’ve seen that movie before. In 1991, Social Credit premier Rita Johnston went into the campaign and quickly became a figure of near-ridicule as it was readily apparent her party had absolutely no chance of winning and was, in fact, going to be thrashed in the election. The same thing happened to NDP premier Ujjal Dosanjh in 2001. That election campaign was really over before it even started, and the

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NDP emerged with just two seats. In both cases, Johnston and Dosanjh looked like desperate creatures, playing out the string and marching with certainty over a big cliff. The Social Credit party — once a long-time political dynasty — proceeded to fall apart and eventually disappear completely. The NDP, with a more committed base of support, was able to rebuild to the point of being competitive in the 2005 election and now appears poised to regain power the next time B.C. voters head to the polls. Clark knows her political history, and once said she knew full well the dangers an unpopular government faces if it waits until the last moment before issuing the election writ. She has also said she thinks her political strength is actually campaigning — critics will no doubt agree she may be better at that part of the political game than actual governing — and thinks she can out-fight NDP leader Adrian Dix in an election campaign. But waiting until the last possible moment to campaign would rob her of any chance of at least trying to look competitive. Dix could sleepwalk through such a campaign and still come home with a big majority. However, an earlier election call could at least dispel the image of desperation, and allow her to look more like a gambler. The NDP is on record as favouring elections in the fall — not the spring

— so it’s hard to see that party violently oppose an early trip the ballot box. None of this is to suggest an earlier vote would translate into an election victory for the B.C. Liberals. If they can become a bit more

competitive, they could win about two dozen seats — enough to ensure a strong presence as the Official Opposition, and a big enough base on which to rebuild. That’s the challenge that now seems to be facing Clark

and her party. It’s not about beating the NDP, and is instead all about surviving as a viable political party to fight another day. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global B.C.


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Friday, May 18, 2012 - North Shore News - A9

A random kiss is a young man’s signature

I’VE never been shy about showering my young toddler with affection, but I certainly don’t want it to lead to him being eaten by a bear.

Before my baby was born I wasn’t sure if I was going to go all Greek father on him and smoother him with kisses or if I would just cut the cord, give him a kind but sensible double-pump handshake and be done with it. When he arrived the choice left my hands and travelled straight to my lips. The first time I held him I never wanted to let him go, and for the first few months I rarely did. In that beautiful age when he was old enough to smile but not old enough to move, I would carry him around, unconsciously planting kisses on the top of his adorable little head like a woodpecker searching for grubs. Standing in line at the grocery store I’d awake from my trance to realize that I’d just landed 17 pecks in the span of eight seconds. As he grew, he reached the magical age when he began to kiss back, starting out with hilarious, sloppy, wide-open slow motion smooches that were equal parts adorable and slobber. Soon enough he figured out to close his mouth to

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kiss and open his mouth to talk. The first time he asked for “kiss daddy,” I beamed like a freshly charged supernova. Apparently positive feedback works because the kiss soon became his favourite form of communication. From mama and daddy he moved on to the other regulars in his day-to-day life: his stuffed teddies. Kiss whale. Kiss bear. Kiss Sumi. It was all innocent fun with a harmless cast of characters, even the thunderbird/orca/black bear with ties to the morally ambiguous International Olympic Committee. Then he took his show on the road. “Kiss girl,” he’d say, perusing the cutie patooties on the playground. You gotta like the moxie from a kid still in diapers, although I advised him he

might want to play a little hard-to-get for the next 24 years or so. Next came the characters in his little baby books. Kiss cat, kiss doggie. Here’s where the problem started. Kiss cat, kiss doggie is cute when the dog is big, red and named Clifford or the cat is in a hat. It’s not so good when it translates to real life and he’s chasing random animals down the street. We’re not a pet family and he’s not around animals often, so it was both exciting and a little disconcerting to see him pucker up and toddle after the neighbourhood alley cat with no fear. As a carefree child, he just didn’t understand: you can’t kiss random cats unless you want a new face. It was time to teach some proper greetings. Here were the ground rules: ■ Mama and daddy, of course, you kiss early and kiss often. ■ Pretty girls, you give them your patented sideways face, smile and say “Hello.” If you really like them, make a fart noise and run away. ■ Bros, you give a highfive, fistbump or whatever the cool kids are doing. If you’ve just dunked on your mini hoop, a chest bump is appropriate. ■ Colleagues, you complain about how slow the WiFi is around here and ask if they

saw last week’s Mad Men (babies are big fans of Joan, for some reason). ■ Potential employers, you look squarely in the eye, grasp their hand firmly and pump once, saying “pees a mee too.” ■ Cats, you ignore. ■ Dogs have degrees. Big ones are usually cool but make sure you give them their space. Sleeping ones, let lie. Little ones, read and react. If it’s a nice little one, you can pet it. If it barks at you, kick it. (I’m just kidding, of course. I know, we love our dogs on the North Shore. The only thing worse than hurting a dog here is hurting a dog while

you cut down a tree. I would never seriously advocate kicking a dog, so you can stop banging out your angry letter to the editor. Please, put the typewriter away. I’m looking at you, West Van.) With the rules set, it seemed as though he had it all sorted out. Mama got kisses, peers got “hellos,” and adults got cautious but curious deference. Then came a new picture book, new words and a new threat. “Kiss grizzly,” he said, leaning over and giving the bear in the photo a smooch on the snout. That’s not good, particularly considering there

are actual grizzlies just down the road — and black bears too. In fact, for all I know there could be a black bear next door right now, eating my neighbour’s hot tub cover. This needed drastic action. We tried everything we could to strike fear into the heart of a tiny little boy: bears are yucky, bears eat all the salmon, bears are dangerous, bears destroy exciting construction sites, bears steal pizza. He thought for a moment, then spoke. “Kiss salmon.” Uh oh. Sounds like we’ve still got some work to do.


Emergency care first rate

Dear Editor: Complaints about the quality of care at our hospitals are common; I want to add a positive account of my recent experience at Lions Gate Hospital emergency. On Easter Saturday morning I was taken to the Jim Pattison Emergency Centre of Lions Gate Hospital. Though it turned out I did need emergency attention, my presenting symptoms did not place me high on the triage order of urgency, so I had to wait some five hours until it was my turn, but in the interim, after the routines of entry, I was soon given a stretcher to lie on, a warm blanket, and felt that I would be looked after in time. Once my case came up I was thoroughly

examined in every respect and the physician who came to my bedside apologized for my long wait, explained the meaning of my symptoms and the plan for curing them. At every stage in this process I was grateful for the care and courtesy of attendants, and through that night and next day on intravenous I was deeply impressed by the same qualities in the nursing staff. I felt very well looked after. I was released only after the presiding doctor was sure my condition was corrected and I would recover better in my home. We who live on the North Shore are fortunate to have such a first rate facility. Jean Mallinson West Vancouver

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INQUIRING REPORTER BC Hydro is installing 1.9 million smart meters across the province. In North Vancouver, the utility has already put in 47,000 of the wireless devices. The company says the new meters will help manage supply, detect theft and help consumers to conserve power. Provincial and national health agencies say the devices are not a health risk. However, some B.C. residents still have concerns about health and privacy, and several city councils have passed motions asking BC Hydro to allow residents to opt out. Find us on Facebook and tell us what you think. — Jen St. Denis

Shannon Elson North Vancouver I do think that residents should be able to say no, and let it be their choice. I wonder about how fair (the new meters) are going to be.



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Alyssa Fraser North Vancouver I don’t see an issue with it personally, but I do think it should be up to residents. It’s something that affects the community.

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NORTH Vancouver RCMP are looking for witnesses to a brawl that broke out in Lower Lonsdale last week after a car owner came forward to claim his vehicle had been damaged in the scuffle.

The alleged donnybrook started just after 8 p.m. on May 8 when a group of young men got into an altercation near the corner of West First Street and Chesterfield Avenue, according to investigators. At one point, the participants reportedly sprawled across the hood of a parked Subaru, setting off the alarm. Police responded to the scene, but after talking to the fighters, concluded the fracas had been “consensual” and let the youths go.

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Have your say on bus plan priorities TransLink seeks public input online, at meetings

Jen St. Denis

NORTH Shore residents who want more and better bus service can have their say and see what TransLink is planning at several upcoming public meetings. The community meetings are part of the North Shore Area Transit Plan, which sets out the future of transit from now to the year 2040. This is TransLink’s last round of public consultation before deciding which North Shore transit and infrastructure projects to focus on. TransLink has identified 13 projects as high priorities: ■ A new east-west route between Lynn Valley Town Centre and Park Royal via Edgemont; ■ Extending the Georgia Street transit-priority lane hours to 7 p.m. daily; ■ Changing #258 Marine/UBC to follow the route of #44; ■ Increasing capacity and frequency on #230/#24; ■ A new community shuttle between Lynn Valley and Phibbs Exchange; ■ Redesigning N24 NightBus route to go

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between downtown Vancouver and Lynn Valley Town Centre (formerly to Upper Lonsdale); ■ Improving connections on #240; ■ Redesigning Phibbs, Park Royal and Lonsdale Quay Exchanges; ■ Making the one-way community shuttle routes into two-way routes on: • Dundarave and Park Royal via Mathers and Queens; • British Properties via Chartwell; • Caulfeild/Westmount. Residents can go online to leave their feedback from May 18 to June 14, or attend several face-to-face public meetings: ■ Saturday, May 19: Bowen Island, Snug Cove Grocery Store, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. ■ Wednesday, May 23: City of North Vancouver, Civic Plaza Farmers Market, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ■ Saturday, May 26: Lynn Valley Days, Lynn Valley Park, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. ■ Saturday, June 2: West Vancouver Days, Ambleside Park, 10 a.m-5pm ■ Thursday, June 7: Lions Bay, General Store, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. ■ Saturday, June 9: Lonsdale Quay SeaBus terminal, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The transit authority is also welcoming suggestions for projects that are not already in the draft list of priority projects. People can find information about the North Shore transit plan and the proposed projects at


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PUBLIC MEETING AT CITY HALL The proposed Low Level Road project consultation process has sought public input on the modified project design and options over the past several months. A City-led Public Meeting to provide final opportunity for the public to address Council regarding the project will take place on May 23rd.

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Carmen Ishak, Leslie Gallon, Donna Hayden, Ashley Johanson, Linda Bevilacqua and Jessica Fielding The Rotary Club of Lions Gate hosted The Sound of Hope Ladies Evening at the North Shore Credit Union learning centre May 3. More than 100 women were in attendance, interested in raising funds for hearing-impaired youth in Bali. Wine and appetizers were served as guests perused a wide variety of silent auction items and the wares of specialty fashion and beauty vendors. A presentation on the Bali project and a fashion show rounded out the evening’s events.

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Everyone is fair game in The Dictator: Page 16 Celtic fiddler Jocelyn Pettit chosen to play IGNITE! youth arts festival finale: Page 18 Mentors help with learning process at IGNITE! youth arts festival: Page 19

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SEVERAL gamelan ensembles are performing at SFU Woodward’s Downtown this weekend at GONG! The Gamelan Festival.

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Lil’ Bit making a big impact on the reggae scene: Page 34 The Sacred Headwaters — Truly a place worth fighting for: Page 36 Deep Cove’s Scott Fowler joining Ballet BC: Page 37 More online at entertainment NSNPulse

■ GONG! The Gamelan Festival, SFU Woodward’s Goldcorp Centre for the Arts, Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre May 18-20. Gamelan Gita Asmara, May 18 - 19, 8 p.m. Contemporary Music for Javanese and Sundanese Gamelan May 20, 8 p.m. Tickets $15/$12 available at Banyen and Highlife or online at

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WHAT’S the difference between Javanese, Balinese and Sundanese gamelan ensembles? We could go through endless forensic contests on the subject but you can find out for yourself at the second annual GONG! The Gamelan Festival set for this weekend at SFU Woodward’s Downtown.

Long story short: All three cultural traditions come from similar musical roots but over time they have developed their own specific sonic identities. Compared to the often raucous, percussive metallic attack of Balinese ensembles, Javanese gamelans move at a softer, slower pace. Sundanese gamelan ensembles have a different take again on the tradition, employing more vocals and different instrumentation from that heard in the neighbouring Indonesian ensembles. Tonight and tomorrow night Gamelan Gita Asmara, a UBC-based ensemble of 25 musicians and five dancers will perform traditional and contemporary Balinese music on stage at the Fei & Milton Wong Experimental Theatre. Works include, “Tabuh Pisan Bhaskara,” a new piece by musical director I Wayan Sudirana, based

on an ancient sacred melody used in temple rituals with guest musician I Dewa Made Supartha featured on the trompong (gong-row). The dance portion of the concerts will include the classical suite Legong Kuntul, showcasing guest dancers Keiko Ninomiya, and, direct from Bali for the first time, 14-year old Ni Putu Suci Pramesti. A pre-show talk on the music is scheduled for 7:15 p.m. and Indonesian food, courtesy of the Sweet Chili Restaurant, will be on sale starting at 6:30 p.m. On Sunday, May 20 the final day of the GONG! fest Gamelan Alligator Joy (a gamelan gadhon chamber ensemble) and Vancouver Community College’s Gamelan Si Pawit will present Contemporary Music for Javanese and Sundanese Gamelan with choreography by Henry Daniel, performed by his troupe Full Performing Bodies. Each gamelan will present original compositions by prominent composers from their group. Sutrisno Hartana is creating a new work for Gamelan Alligator Joy, while Mark Parlett and Michael O’Neill are arranging and expanding works that were premiered last year by SFU’s Gamelan Madu Sari for the different tuning and instrumentation of Gamelan Alligator Joy. O’Neill’s 20-minute work “Beledrone”, combining his interest in gamelan and highland pipes, features two pipers as well as vocalists. Also, marking the centenary of John Cage’s birth, Gamelan Si Pawit will perform Cage’s “Haikai,” originally commissioned in the 1980s by Jon Siddall for Toronto’s Evergreen Club Gamelan. There are also workshops scheduled at the festival with the sessions open to all levels of participant: a Gamelan Music Workshop is set for Saturday, May 19, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. and a Balinese Dance Workshop will be held on Sunday, May 20, from 4:30 to 6 p.m. in Studio T at SFU Woodward’s. To preregister call Meris at 778-772-1121. Cost is by donation (suggested $5-$10).

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CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or Anniversary Exhibition — New Altars for Old Gods: Acrylic paintings by Martha Jablonski Jones will be on display until May 27. Artists for Kids Gallery: 810 West 21st St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m., weekends from noon to 4 p.m. Info: 604-9033798 or www.artists4kidscom. B.C. Mills Museum at Lynn Headwater Park: 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-224-5739. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: Binkley Sculpture Studios: 535 East First St., North Vancouver. Info: www. or 604984-8574. BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m.6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: www. Members of The North Shore NEWS photo Mike Wakefield Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works SEYCOVE Grade 12 students Shannon More O’Ferrall and Saul Chabot went to Oppenheimer Park on the Downtown Eastside, performed every month. for local residents, documented the event and presented their material at their school’s Social Justice 12 Awareness Fair May 16 and 17 Buckland Southerst Gallery: where 58 students had booths displaying Action Plan projects covering topics such as homelessness, child soldiers, poverty, gender, 2460 Marine Dr., West violence in relationships and a variety of other human rights issues. Chabot will be performing at tomorrow’s Aware-A-Fair at Lougheed Vancouver. Info: 604-922Town Centre — an all-day long humanitarian take-action event hosted by high school students in association with the Red Cross Student 1915. www.bucklandsoutherst. CAN network. For more details visit com. 6844 or Those interested will be contacted Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North when dates are finalized. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or Gallery Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or Studio —The Abstract Experience: An exhibition of fourteen Capilano University: Maple Building, 2055 Purcell Way, North Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. artists large abstract works on paper will run from May 18 to June Vancouver. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: 16. Painting demonstration: Saturday, June 2, 1-3 p.m. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Art in the Garden Tour: A self-directed tour that brings together, 778-372-0765 or Gallery District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. visual artists and musicians in beautiful private North Shore gardens hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988May 26 and 27, noon-5 p.m. (rain or shine). Admission: $1 per Calligraphy Exhibition: Work by Mohammad Salahshour will be 6844 or garden. Maps: or 604-988-6844. on display until May 29. Opening reception: Saturday, May 19, 4-9 The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an Call for Knitters: Throughout the spring and summer artistp.m. exhibition of semi-abstract landscape paintings by Ishrat Khan and a led workshops will take place to encourage participants towards Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604building temporary public artworks referred to as yarn bombing. 983-2233. All levels and skills are invited to participate. Registration: 604-988Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: See more page 15

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CALENDAR From page 14 variety of 3D mediums by Viven Chiu until May 29. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibit of Laurel Terlesky’s paintings until June 19. Feast in the Village: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-3402223. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or www.ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. A Family Affair: An exhibition of paintings, drawings, illustrations, pottery and photography by Sarah Bastien, Babette, Tristan, Paul and Adrien Deggan will run until June 3. Meet the artists: Saturday, May 19, 2 p.m. 100 Years/100 Artists: A celebration of West Vancouver’s centennial and the 100th birthday of the Ferry Building with 100 artists depicting their impressions of West Vancouver on 12” by 12” canvases June 5-17. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 5, 6-9 p.m. Meet the artists: Saturday, June 9, 2-3 p.m. Call for Submissions: The Ferry Building Gallery is inviting submissions for a mixed media group exhibit for 2013 titled Hungry Ghosts: Living in the Age of Consumerism. The jury will take place Sunday, June 17 with drop-off from 10 a.m.-noon and pick-up from 2-3 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7266 or Painter’s Landing: A limited number of artists are invited to work, exhibit and sell art on the grass areas adjoining the Ferry Building Gallery 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily until Oct. 31. Permit See more page 38


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Kathy Daniels wins Best Actress award for fourth year in a row Martin Millerchip

AFTER watching a week of competitive entries at Presentation House Theatre, adjudicator Scott Swan chose the Between Shifts Theatre production of The Cemetery Club to represent the North Shore Zone at Theatre BC’s provincial drama festival, Mainstage. The community theatre group from Squamish will represent the North Shore in Kamloops, where they will peform Ivan Menchell’s play about three Jewish widows at the Sagebrush Theatre on Sunday, July 1. Awards presented by Swan were: ■ Best Overall Production and Zone Festival winner: The Cemetery Club; ■ Best Achievement by a Director: Judi Price, The Cemetery Club; ■ Honourable Mention for Outstanding Contribution in Directing: Cynthia Bunbury, Sutherland Deconstruction Drama Club; ■ Best Overall Achievement in Design: The Cemetery Club;

■ Best Performance by an Actor – Female: Kathryn Daniels, The Cemetery Club and Mandana Namazi, These Shining Lives (Deep Cove Stage Society); ■ Honourable Mentions for Outstanding Contributions in Acting: Liz Gruber, The Cemetery Club; Carla Fuhre, The Cemetery Club and Lisa Pope, Bea’s Niece (North Vancouver Community Players); ■ Best Performance by an Actor – Male: Nigel Vonas, Cherry Docs (Boxall Theatre); ■ Honourable Mention for Outstanding Contribution in Acting: Vaughn Jones, Cherry Docs; ■ Best Performance by a Supporting Actor – Female: Karen Golden, Bea’s Niece; ■ Honourable Mention for Outstanding Contribution in Acting: Jennifer Huva, These Shining Lives; ■ Best Performance by a Supporting Actor – Male: Skai Stevenson, The Cemetery Club; ■ Honourable Mention for Outstanding Contribution in Acting: Pierce Ivan, Bea’s Niece; ■ Best Achievement in Set Design: Nancy Thompson, The Cemetery Club; ■ Honourable Mention for Outstanding Contribution in Set Design: Glynnis Brassil, Bea’s Niece; ■ Best Achievement in Costumes: The Cemetery Club; See Audience page 42

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Everyone is fair game in The Dictator ■ The Dictator. Directed by Larry Charles. Starring Sacha Baron Cohen, Anna Faris and Ben Kingsley. Rating: 6 (out of 10)

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SACHA Baron Cohen is at it again, serving his trademark shock-schlock cinema from a slightly altered recipe. The man behind such improv characters as Ali G and Borat has surrounded himself with actors (including Ben Kingsley, Anna Faris and some SNL regulars) for his turn as “the last great dictator,” Admiral General Aladeen of the North African nation of Wadiya. This is a switch from his usual modus operandi of thrusting his comedy on unsuspecting citizens. The new formula is welcome news for those of us who watched the conceit so brilliantly (and cringingly) played in Borat and on the Channel 4/HBO Da Ali G Show disintegrate into Bruno half-laughs. Fans, however, may yearn to have Baron Cohen back off the chain and unrestrained by an actual script. In a script co-written by Baron Cohen, his Adm. Gen. Aladeen travels to the U.S. and is made to thwart a peace signing orchestrated by a Wadiya official (Kingsley) and his halfwit body double. To gain access to the very public constitutional signing, Aladeen infiltrates a low-rent veggie coop run by the very earthy Zoe (Faris). In the process, the disguised Aladeen (sans beard) manages to whip the co-op into shape, torturing employees who dip into the till, and getting everyone to address him as “Supreme Grocer.” And wouldn’t you know it, in time Aladeen falls for Zoe, underarm hair and all. (“You could gas the Kurds with that stench,” he purrs.) This despite the general’s old penchant for the young boy members of Menudo. The jokes run the gamut, from socio-political to outright scatological. photo supplied

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Celtic fiddler chosen for youth fest finale

IGNITE! arts panel selects Jocelyn Pettit to play in showcase concert ■ IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival Finale. Historic Theatre @ the Cultch, Saturday, May 19 at 8 p.m. Info:

Cheryl Rossi Contributing Writer

JOCELYN Pettit found inspiration for her vocation at the age of four. An uplifting performance by Natalie MacMaster at the Salmon Arm Roots and Blues Festival convinced Pettit to follow in the Cape Bretoner’s fiddling footsteps. Pettit picked up the fiddle when she felt ready to play at age eight. Since then, the now 17-year-old has travelled across Canada, the U.S., Scotland and Malaysia performing Celtic music. She’ll perform on the final evening of the week-long IGNITE! Youth Arts Festival at the Cultch, May 19. It’ll be the third time the teen from Squamish has played Vancouver’s largest youth-driven arts festival. It’s obvious why the youth panel selected Pettit from an open audition, says Robert Leveroos, youth program manager at the Cultch. “She’s amazing,” he says. “Her work that she showed this year with the loop pedal is just really, really interesting. She just embodies what the festival is about, showcasing what young people are doing on their own.” Sheer joy animates Pettit’s face in a photo snapped during IGNITE! last year. “It’s really feel-good music and makes you want to dance,” she says. “I love sharing it with people and just travelling and performing.” Pettit first performed at a Mother’s Day concert in a church in Squamish at age nine, started step-dancing at 12, composing See Youth page 34

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FORMER North Shore Celtic Ensemble fiddler Jocelyn Pettit will perform with pianist Francesca Tan in the Historic Theatre at the Cultch as part of the May 19 finale for this year’s IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival.


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Mentors help with learning process ■ The Romantics written by Andrew Wade, directed by Mika Laulainen produced as part of IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival. Historic Theatre, Vancity Culture Lab and the Cultch Gallery, ongoing until May 19. Info: www.igniteyouthfest. ca. and view/342/503/.

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A theatre director who was mentored by one of Vancouver’s most respected arts promoters is paying it forward at this year’s IGNITE! Festival. Adrienne Wong, an artistic producer with Neworld Theatre, is mentoring 21-year-old director Mika Laulainen at the festival, which showcases visual art, dance, music and theatre by artists between the ages of 13 and 24. Wong says the guidance she received from Norman Armour, who helped to found Rumble Productions and later the PuSh Festival, inspired her to take other young artists under her wing. “I really benefited as a young artist from formal and informal mentorship, and people taking the time to talk to me about artistic practice,” says Wong. “I feel like in our line of work, the journeyman model works really well, where there’s opportunity to learn hands-on with some guidance or support from folks who have more experience.” Wong says her relationship with Armour started when she was studying theatre at university, and continues to this day. “I remember sitting in his living room and sorting files and being the first person to create a filing system (for Rumble Productions),” says Wong. “I learnt a lot about how to keep an organization together, but I still talk to Norman about artistic practice and about what it is to continue to feed yourself as an

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DIRECTOR Mika Laulainen presents The Romantics at the Cultch tonight at 6 p.m. and tomorrow at 2 and 6 p.m. on bills with The Education of Jamie Stewart and Making Light. artist inside of a work environment that is sometimes pretty discouraging.” Laulainen has just moved back to Vancouver after completing theatre training at the University of Victoria, where she specialized in directing. She said Wong has given her invaluable career advice as she tries to break into a notoriously difficult career. “Not only just to work on the show, but to have a more established artist tell me yes, the next step for you is to be . . . . assistantdirecting on shows, and you should look to make connections,” says Laulainen. Laulainen is directing a play called The Romantics, written by 25-year-old playwright Andrew Wade. Laulainen described it as a romantic comedy, involving three sets of characters in different relationship stages: See Festival page 20

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THE IGNITE! Youth Panel is a group of approximately 20 people between the ages of 13 and 24 that gather from September to May each year to create the IGNITE! Youth-Driven Arts Festival at the Cultch.

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waiting for love, getting married, and breaking up. The actors are in their teens and early 20s. The young director says that youthful energy and a shoestring budget have influenced the play for the better. With only $100 to spend on set and costumes, the cast and crew had to get creative. “Our entire set is actually made out of bike boxes,” says Laulainen. “It’s fully cardboard, 100 per cent. We’ve got little houses and little walls that are child-sized, so it emphasizes this idea in the play that all of these characters need to get over themselves and grow up, because they’re living in these walls that are about 4 feet tall and made out of cardboard.” The festival has been a good first step as Laulainen re-enters Vancouver’s theatre world. “Coming back, it’s JACKSON LaFleur plays Michael in The Romantics. wonderful to finally meet summer, where she’ll be putting Wong’s advice some of the established, professional artists,” to good use. She’s lined up a gig to assistantsays Laulainen. “It’s wonderful to meet direct a Theatre Under the Stars production individuals my age who want to do theatre as of the Music Man this summer. While the job much as I do, who are maybe acting or stage managing or designing. These are people I can doesn’t pay, Laulainen plans to stick at it until “theatre is my day job.” work with in the future.” After over a decade of working in theatre in Wong says that putting time into Vancouver, Wong describes the artist’s life as a mentoring young people was well worth it. “tough situation,” one that makes belonging This is her third year with the festival. to a strong artistic community essential. “I definitely get fed by that energy, by “There’s a lot of obstacles and barriers engaging with artists who are really early to living a life as an artist in Vancouver and in their practice, and who still have a lot of in B.C.,” says Wong. “B.C. and Vancouver enthusiasm and willingness to go that extra have the highest number of artists per capita mile,” says Wong. “I find that inspiring and in Canada, but the lowest arts funding in invigorating.” Canada.” Laulainen is already looking ahead to the


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BOYS are using colour and casual footwear to freshen up their look on prom night, but their dates are the ones who are really calling the shots, sometimes from behind the scenes. Brightly coloured shirts and coordinating ties and pocket squares are a hot new trend in formal wear for young men. But with all that colour comes responsibility: you don’t want

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Family Time at The Cottages at Cultus Lake

The Cottages at Cultus Lake is a 60-acre secured cottage recreational community set amidst towering cedars and with views of the Cascade Mountain range. This nostalgic yet modern community is currently home to more than 160 residents who call The Cottages their year-round getaway or, for some, their year-round home. “Living in Vancouver, I never thought I’d be able to give my children this sort of freedom, where they can play and explore on their own the way I did when I was growing up,” Scott says watching them zigzag down the road. “That’s probably my favourite thing about life out here at The Cottages – although there are a lot to choose from,” he adds.

One of these favourites is undoubtedly the beautiful 10,000 square foot clubhouse that has become known as The Treehouse. It’s home to hot tubs, a 60-foot adult lap pool, a separate children’s splash pool and a complete fitness centre, as well as a games room, fully equipped theatre, and an adult lounge with outdoor barbecue and dining facilities. Tennis, basketball and volleyball courts, boat storage, a community garden, a peaceful pond and over 10 acres of forested green parks make up The Cottage’s outdoor amenities. The Cottages themselves bring together craftsman-style architecture and a West Coast aesthetic, featuring high cathedral ceilings, open loft spaces, covered front porches and spacious back decks. They combine the coziness of a cottage in the woods with top-of-the-line features like gourmet kitchens and premium finishings, making day-to-day life as much a retreat at a top-class resort as a rustic getaway in the great outdoors. “I really didn’t think there was anywhere close enough to the city to make buying a second home worthwhile before I heard about The Cottages,” says Scott. “It’s only a 90-minute drive from our home in Vancouver, so it’s easy to jump in the car and head out of town for the weekend.” This means it’s easy to make the most of his investment – not to mention the most of his time with his family, he adds.

hovering around 3.5%, financing is more attractive than ever and it’s not going unnoticed. Prices start at $334,900 and cottages range in size from 966 square feet to 2477 square feet. This spring, there has been a strong uptick in buying interest. Phase 1 and 2 have sold out and Phase 3 is well under way, offering a selection of move-in ready cottages this summer and more than 16 floor plans to choose from. “Timing is everything. I see that everyday watching my kids grow up. For me, coming out to The Cottages wasn’t just a real estate investment. It was about investing in my family and every time we’re out here, I see how much it pays off,” Scott says.

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“But even though it’s so close to the city, when I get out here, it feels like I’ve stepped into a different world: the mature forests surrounding us, great mountain views, clean fresh air, and clear starry nights. I never thought owning a cottage would be so within reach – financially as well.” With the BC government currently offering a 5% tax rebate on all recreational home purchases and mortgage rates 052212

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Road warriors take to the streets PAVEMENT PEDALING ‘THE NEW GOLF’ Jeremy SHEPHERD The Sea-to-Sky corridor is turning into a community of road warriors, two wheels at a time. With baby boomers ditching their golf clubs and jogging shoes for bicycles, the popularity of road cycling is on the rise. “It’s really exploded. We kind of consider it the new golf,” says Tyler McDougall of John Henry Bikes. “In a way it’s better than golf because you can go do it for an hour or two, whereas golf you’re kind of stuck on the course for six hours.” McDougall has been ringing up sales and adjusting handlebars at the Brooksbank Avenue shop for six years, and says he’s witnessed a major shift in the types of bikes being sold and the customers buying them. “When I started here we barely sold any road bikes and now we sell a ton of them,” McDougall says. “That’s who you’re selling most road bikes to: middle-aged babyboomers, even older than 60.” Events like the GranFondo and the Ride to Conquer Cancer have also raised road cycling’s profile, according to McDougall. Approximately 7,000 riders are scheduled to stream across West Vancouver and up Highway 99 this September as part of the GranFondo Whistler. “We hadn’t anticipated this type of growth,” says Granfondo Canada cofounder and president Kevin Thomson. Impressed with road cycling’s popularity in Europe, the North Vancouver resident decided to try to combine the burgeoning sport with the scenic beauty of the Sea-to-Sky Highway. “We didn’t know if we’d get 1,000 people,” he says, recalling the first event in 2010. The event attracted 7,000 cyclists in 2011, far beyond their initial expectations. With a few staggered starts and other safety measures, Thomson is hoping the GranFondo steers clear of the giant clusters of cyclists that irritated a few drivers last year. This year’s event will feature riders from every state in the United States, most countries in Europe, Australia, New Zealand, and many Asian countries, according to Thomson.

BEND IN THE ROAD: Riders navigate a windy section of Highway 99 near Lions Bay during last year’s GranFondo. Photo courtesy of Granfondo Whistler

“It brings in $8 million in economic activity,” he says. “It (showcases) this region as an attractive place for healthy living.” Part of the enthusiasm for road cycling may stem from a commitment to commuting. On the North Shore, in Squamish and in Whistler, town centres and business districts are easy to ride to from residential areas. “A lot of our customers that we deal with throughout the year are commuting in all conditions, even when we get snow,” says Pat Podolski of the North Shore Bike Shop. Although the store specializes in mountain bikes, Podolski says they’ve also experienced a bump in sales. “Cycling in general has evolved and jumped right up in all aspects,” Podolski says, mentioning the riders in their 50s and 60s who bike trails. “There’s tons. We’ve got customers that still ride, maybe not riding the hardcore stuff, but there’s a lot of cross-country

all-mountain stuff that’s starting to develop here on the Shore.” When riders have had their fill of the rocks, roots and drop-offs of mountain biking, McDougall says they tend to turn to road cycling. “They’re going for the fitness, fun, recreational aspect of it,” McDougall says. “We also get a lot of people that were previously runners and were told by their doctors that they can’t run anymore.” John Henry Bikes offers bikes with aluminum frames, which sell for between $800 and $2,000, as well as the carbonfibre bikes, which start at $1,800. “Try out a lot before you buy,” McDougall advises. “Even if you’re not an avid cyclist you’re going to be able to tell the difference and discover what’s comfortable for you.” Where to now? GRANFONDO.CA

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Tip your hat to the trail stewards GRASSROOTS BIKING GROUPS HELP SWEETEN THE RIDE Jan-Christian SORENSEN You clamber off the bike, sweat-soaked, mudstreaked and ready for more. Appreciate the ride and tip your cap to your technical prowess, but make sure you also drop a nod to the grassroots organizations that help to make that sweet ride possible. Advocacy groups on Vancouver’s North Shore and in Squamish and Whistler have been working diligently behind the scenes for decades to ensure that trail networks are properly maintained and each riding community speaks with a unified, effective voice. The North Shore Mountain Biking Association (NSMBA) is the new kid on the block, celebrating its 15th anniversary in 2012. It was born of strife – in the winter of 1997, wires were being strung across North Shore trails in an ill-fated attempt to drive riders out of the woods, and local bikers banded together to defend their turf. Today, the NSMBA boasts 250 paid members and has helped the North Shore earn its sterling reputation for hosting some of the most technical, tricky riding circuits in the cycling world. “We keep the trails safe and try to keep water off the trail using proper alignment like rock armouring, while at the same time trying to minimize our footprint in the forest,” said Mathew Bond, president and acting trail director of NSMBA. Assisting Bond and the NSMBA in its mission is an army of volunteers who participate in the organization’s Trail Adoption Plan. The new initiative sees local businesses and community organizations partner with skilled trail builders in an effort to better maintain the massive network of trails that go up, over and around local mountains Fromme, Cypress and Seymour. “We realized we can’t do all this on our own,” said Bond. “We put it out there in the community for the people to adopt a trail and then they have a responsibility to do a certain amount of maintenance on that trail during the year and report back on their work.” The middle child of the three local mountain bike organizations is the Squamish Off-Road Cycling Association, or SORCA, which is currently marking its 20th anniversary.

What began as a tightknit, 40-person initiative in 1992 has since grown into a 500-person advocacy and stewardship collective that helps to maintain Squamish’s myriad trails in regions such as Cat Lake, Valley Cliff and the Diamond Head area of Garibaldi Provincial Park, which is home to the well-travelled and wildly popular Half Nelson trail. SORCA recently helped fund and cut the ribbon on a new trail – a sequel of sorts to Half Nelson, called, appropriately, Full Nelson. Constructed by Ted Tempany and a team of volunteers as the backdrop of a new Anthill Films production called Strength in Numbers, the trail is a one-kilometre extension of its Half Nelson forebear and is designed to accommodate all levels of gravity riders. It’s yet another link in an ever-increasing chain of trails that SORCA is committed to superintending through regular trail-maintenance events. “We are getting more popular as a tourist destination for (trail riding) and as a result the trails are getting more wear and tear,” said SORCA media director Belinda Hare, who admits that the group would be able to cover much more ground with increased funding. “It’s pretty exciting to see the Squamish trail system get bigger and better every year and as much as you want to stay ‘grassroots’ it can’t always be that way. We’re at the point now where we’re definitely looking for ways to create more funding so we can keep the trails in good shape.”

“We’re pretty lucky. WORCA is a very established part of the community.” Further up the corridor to the north is the eldest sibling of the local cycling community – the Whistler Off Road Cycling Association (WORCA), which was founded in 1989 in an effort to keep access to Garibaldi Park trails open during the formative days of the mountain bike movement. “In the late 1980s you could ride in Garibaldi in places like Singing Pass, Cheakamus Lake and into Elfin Lake, and then all of a sudden the park decided to ban all mountain biking,”

Volunteers build a bridge on the Upper Griffen trail on Mt. Fromme on the North Shore of Vancouver. The bridge keeps trail users out of a boggy area. Photo by Andy Rogers / NSMBA

said James Brooks, WORCA president.After managing to effect some change and securing access for mountain bikers within Garibaldi’s boundaries, the charter members of WORCA began looking at developing a trail network within Whistler proper. Today, the club is one of the largest of its kind in the world, with 1,570 paid members, a six-figure budget and a well-earned legitimacy within the resort town. “We’re pretty lucky. WORCA is a very established part of the community,” said Brooks, who estimates one out of every six Whistler residents is a card-carrying member of WORCA. The organization employs a full-time trail builder during the summer months, runs an extremely successful youth riding program and is currently involved in developing alpine trails on Sprout Mountain within the next three to five years. “We’re doing pretty well up here. Everybody’s very pleased with where we’re at and where we’re going,” said Brooks. Where to now? NSMBA.CA SORCA.CA WORCA.COM

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Canadian National Championships. GOAL FOR 2012: Top 10 World Cup Overall, Canadian National Champion. And of course – have fun! FAVOURITE LOCAL RIDE: Very hard to choose. I’d have to say it’s a tie between Angry Midget/Half Nelson and Credit Line/Crouching Tiger. For cownhill, 19th hole hands down. FAVOURITE OUT-OF-TOWN SEA TO SKY RIDE: The entire Whistler Bike Park MOST UNUSUAL TRAINING TECHNIQUE: Fist fighting grizzly bears. MOST SURPRISING THING TO HAPPEN THIS SEASON: It wasn’t this season, but I survived the entire 2011 season without getting seriously injured – a first in a while. In this game this is certainly surprising. Come at me, 2012! – Bryan Raiser

DISCIPLINE: Freerider HOMETOWN: North Vancouver AGE: 38 YEARS IN COMPETITIVE CYCLING: 20. I started to race crosscountry in the early ‘90s and soon got into downhill racing. FAVOURITE BIKE: I have three bikes that I ride for an equal amount of time throughout the ",&% '!00-/* year – a light crosscountry Element, an all-mountain Slayer and a Flatline for downhill. The bike that I would pick as my all-time favourite would be the Slayer. It’s the do-everything machine. COMPETITIVE HIGHLIGHTS: In the early 2000s I was competing in early FreeRide events. At the time, and as it is now, the Red Bull Rampage was the coolest event. I won the inaugural Rampage in 2001 and placed second at the Red Bull Ride in Australia the following year. Another highlight was winning the BC Cup dual-slalom championship in 1998. GOALS FOR 2012: I’m pretty stoked to compete in this year’s BC Bike Race, a seven-day stage race on the best singletrack in the world. I also plan on hitting some fun Enduro races, ripping up the Whistler Bike Park and looking forward to my annual Wade’s Excellent Adventure event this June 2 in North Vancouver. FAVOURITE LOCAL RIDE: Climbing up the Baden Powell from Indian River Road, then up Old Buck and descending TNT to Dale’s Trail then hitting Aftertaste to end it. A great, all-encompassing Seymour tour! FAVOURITE OUT-OF-TOWN SEA TO SKY RIDE: SO many great loops in Squamish and Pemberton these days. I like hitting up Half Nelson in Squamish and then crossing over to the Ring Creek Rip and making my way up to Hood In The Woods or Somewhere Over There. – Jan-Christian Sorensen


DISCIPLINE: Road racer HOMETOWN: North Vancouver AGE: 33 YEARS IN COMPETITIVE CYCLING: I competed in my first mountain bike race in 1992, was on my first pro road team in 1998 and retired from pro cycling this year. (/&+%# )!/$-1& FAVOURITE BIKE: I probably had my best season in terms of winning races in 2008 and I was on a Norco. In hindsight I probably should have kept that bike for the great memories I had riding it, but I sold it to a guy locally so there is someone in the Lower Mainland who’s now riding a bike with some great mojo! COMPETITIVE HIGHLIGHTS: From a personal perspective, probably the podium results I had in the biggest races in North America, such as the Tour of Georgia, Tour of Missouri and the Vuelta Mexico. But some of my fondest memories come from team victories I had while riding with a locally based team called Symmetrics. GOALS FOR 2012: My number one goal is to spend more time with my family. In terms of my involvement with cycling it would seem now that I’ve retired from the pro ranks I’m more involved than ever. At the moment I’m mentoring a local elite level cycling team sponsored by H&R, leading indoor cycling sessions at TaG Cycling studio in North Vancouver and am the head coach of a younger riding club called dEVO. FAVOURITE LOCAL RIDE: Lots come to mind but probably a ride I like to call the Triple Crown, which involves riding Seymour, climbing to the top of the British Properties, then tackling Cypress. FAVOURITE OUT-OF-TOWN SEA TO SKY RIDE: The one that comes to mind is actually a mountain bike ride that I did more than 10 years ago. It was a trail call Wild Bill and it’s accessed from the top of the Duffy Lake Road. It had incredibly flowing singletrack that seemed to descend forever. I love that trail and hope it’s still there and in good shape. – Jan-Christian Sorensen


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Shoulder check A GLIMPSE AT THE TRAIL-BLAZING HISTORY OF THE WHISTLER MOUNTAIN BIKE PARK Lisa RICHARDSON The thing about downhill mountain biking is, it doesn’t serve to look back. When you’re charging down a mountain at 50 kilometres an hour you’ve got to stay focused on where you’re going. That’s probably why, for all its success as the premiere lift-accessed mountain bike park in the world, not even last summer’s celebration of the millionth rider triggered a moment of retrospection for the Whistler Mountain Bike Park. After all, there was the Top of the World alpine trail to build, a European spin-off of Crankworx in Les Deux Alpes and new partnerships with Giant Bicycles, Avid and Rockshox to roll out.

“Eric, you’re an idiot… Get out of my office.” Momentum has a remarkable way of building out of almost nothing. In 1985, Eric Wight was pushing a laundry cart along the dim basement corridor of the Delta Hotel in Whistler when he realized, “I’m really not into this.” Mountain biking was just getting started – beefed up road bikes with knobbly tires and no suspension were getting lycra-clad riders out onto logging and fire-roads, or down in the North Shore mountains onto rogue stunts and trails. Wight went to see his ski school boss, Whistler’s mountain manager Bob Dufour, with an idea: “Let’s do mountain biking on the hill.” “Eric, you’re an idiot,” said Dufour, who fired

Wight at least twice a year. “Get out of my office.” But Dufour also acknowledged that, “As big a pain in the ass as you are, Eric, I know I can give you any guest and they’ll have a good time.” So after Wight spent a couple of years starting up a mountain bike tour company, rental business and bike shop in the valley, he was invited to run guided bike tours on Whistler Mountain. The ski operation’s managers were trying to develop summer business, but were fundamentally skeptical. They didn’t really want anyone on the ski runs, tearing up the grass or creating erosion. So Wight and his crew, comprised of Dave Kelly and Rob Cocquyt, built single-track trails around Bear Cub, Whiskey Jack, Pony Trail and Expressway zones with very little gradient to meet the mountain’s other concern: “No crashes. They want smooth surfaces and no

crashes. So we built trails that you had to pedal if you wanted any speed.” When Intrawest took over operation of the bike park in 1999, Wight moved on to found Backroads Adventures and Dave Kelly took the helm. He finally convinced management to authorize a machinebuilt trail, and when B Line opened, the smoothbanked beginner run was so fun the pros were racing down it too. Work on A-Line, the expert version, began the very next day. It took 1,200 machine hours and two summers to build, and became Whistler’s claim to fame. With the introduction of dualsuspension mountain bikes and bike racks on the Fitzsimmons Chair, people were moving up the mountain more quickly, and riders were getting lots of laps. That, said Paddy Kaye, put Canadian athletes and the Whistler Bike Park on the world stage. “A-Line,

a downhill course with 50 jumps, really built the skills of local riders. They got really fast really quick and people would have to step up their game when they came over here to compete.” When Kaye hosted Joyride in 2002, the freeride mountain bike festival that set the stage for Crankworx, organizers brought international riders Cedric Gracia, Brian Lopes and Steve Peat to Whistler. “Lopes fell in love with the park, spread the word in the mountain bike community and still owns a house here. Peat bought a place here, too. They all started coming annually,” Kaye said. The word got out. The game of mountain biking had changed. And if you wanted any part of the revolution, Whistler was the place to be. Now, said Wight, “It’s really come to fruition – guys moving to Whistler not to ski, but to bike.

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Squamish: A biker’s dream come true ENDLESS TRAILS, SPECTACULAR SCENERY JUST PART OF TWO-WHEELED PARADISE Bryan RAISER As with most things, humans are formed by their surroundings, and Squamish’s surroundings are uniquely phenomenal. There are few places in the world where one can ride breathtaking oceanfront trails mere minutes from majestic alpine descents. Plus, the trail network was created entirely by volunteers over 20 years, with government assistance only happening very recently. In a location like this, it is no wonder the people who choose to live and ride here are equally spectacular. For proof of this, one need only look at when the planet’s best riders compete at the World Cup. Consistently there are

contenders from Squamish and more often than not, a proud Squamolean is grinning from ear to ear on the podium. That’s another thing that makes us different. We live with Olympians. At any time on any trail, you will have regular Janes and Joes of all ages gearing up for a ride on the same trail as elite competitors. It’s impossible not to be inspired by that sort of exposure. Squamish’s terrain offers a complete, extensive selection for all riding types – from cross-country epics to the twistiest, gnarliest downhill a rainforest can provide and everything in-between. In fact, it is possible to ride here for years and never ride all the trails that we have

right outside our back door. And this is just mountain biking. Cyclists are also experiencing a boom in BMX with Squamish’s recent hosting of the nationals. And with the highway redesign and the advent of the GranFondo, road biking has also seen an absolute explosion in popularity. In the end what truly turns cranks in Squamish is the fun. Every kid knows bikes are super fun and you know what? They’re right. Where to now? SORCA.CA

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Beach House simply sublime on Bloom

■ Beach House — Bloom (Sub Pop Records) Rating: 9 (out of 10) Baltimore duo Beach House (Alex Scally and Victoria Legrand) have produced a perfect summer record with their fourth studio release Bloom. Clocking in with an hour’s worth of music, in an era when half that counts as an album and most artists CD REVIEWS concentrate on one or two tracks, is no mean feat. Bloom’s content is entirely original but its conceptual structure is a throwback to the days when releasing an album was an event. And make no mistake Bloom is an event. Beach House have crafted a masterpiece of intense music that never lets up. Their material has been dubbed “dream pop” but that doesn’t really do justice to what they’ve created with their latest disc. Melodically they have Paul McCartney’s ear for just the right way to construct a tune (check out “On the Scene” and “Other People”) and structurally they can wind everything up in knots like My Bloody Valentine at their very best. Beach House recorded the album at Sonic Ranch Studios on the Mexican border in Tornillo, Texas, with producer Chris Coady (Yeah Yeah Yeahs and Blonde Redhead) who also worked with them on Teen Dream. The consistency pays off on Bloom with the team shifting everything into a higher, headier gear. Sublime, brilliant stuff. — John Goodman

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Lil’ Bit making a big impact in reggae

Juno Award winner ready for next phase Nicholas M. Pescod Contributing Writer

VANCOUVER’S Elaine “Lil’ Bit” Shepherd has been busy collecting award after award since entering the reggae music scene. Less than three years into her career she has already picked up a Juno for her endeavours. “I didn’t really start doing my own thing until about 2009,” she says. “So it was even a shorter span of time and it was very rewarding knowing that I could accomplish quite a bit in such a short time.” The 25-year-old has been hard at work since winning a Juno Award in 2011 for Best New Reggae Recording for her song “Likkle But Mi Tallawah.” This week she releases her debut album Move Ya online. “It’s been a long time coming,” she says. “There is a fusion of jazz, soul and R&B, with some folk and a bit of rock and I think this album is a nice blend of all the different styles that I have been influenced by. I think it will reach a wider audience. It may photo supplied turn some people onto reggae that may have not initially have ELAINE Lil’ Bit Shepherd releases her debut album, Move Ya, online this week. Visit for more details. been a reggae fan.” Shepherd originally grew Rebel Vibez and it’s very fitting because I am rebellious in a up in the Middle Eastern country of Bahrain but moved to sense. I’ve never done things according to people’s standards. Vancouver in 1997. “I stayed there until I was about ten years old . . . It was more Yes, I have accomplished quite a bit in a short time but ultimately I make music for me.” of an exciting adventure for my brother and I to come out here In fact, she says almost the opposite has happened to her. to Vancouver.” “In some cases some people showed a little more hatred Shepherd’s singing career dates back to 1994 when she was in and jealousy towards to me as opposed to love and appreciation The Big Bang (Batibot) Gang. From page 18 because of how quickly it came about,” she says. “Some of these “Bahrain is where I got most of my musical start,” she says. people are a lot older than me and have been doing it for some “I was performing in a little kids group at the age of five and I her own music at 13 and released her own album when she was time and I, having just come into the genre and the culture and carried it on when I moved out here.” 15 having my career take off so quickly, it kind of stirred the pot a While attending Richmond High Shepherd sang and learned When she performs at this years IGNITE!, Pettit will share little bit for some people.” how to play the guitar and piano. the stage with Francesca Tan, an accomplished pianist and The name “Lil’ Bit” was a nickname given to her when she “I used to sing a lot of country music when I was in high dancer from Abbotsford who she used to play with in the was singing in an all-female gospel group called Joy in 2006. school,” Shepherd says. “My dad is a really big country fan and North Shore Celtic Ensemble. “I never wanted to drop my name completely,” she says. (Ray I listened to a lot of country music growing up . . . the very first She’ll also perform as The Jocelyn Pettit Band at the In The Carroll) used to call me Lil’ Bit because I was the youngest in compact disc I ever bought was a Patty Loveless album, Trouble House Festival in June. the group and the smallest. It just stuck.” with the Truth.” The cornerstone of The Cultch’s Youth Program, the In March of 2011 Shepherd and Tinga Stewart recorded a It was during her time at Vancouver Community College, annual IGNITE! Youth Arts Festival has been running for 13 single, “Four’s a Traffic Jam,” which was released by VP Records years. It features music, literary, dance and cross-disciplinary where she studied voice, guitar and composition, that Shepherd on the album Covers for Reggae Lovers Vol. 2. became immersed in reggae and hip-hop music culture. nights, with the annual Fruit Basket show, May 18, focusing Shepherd and Stewart have only worked with a handful of “I wasn’t really into reggae until I was in college,” she says. on performances about gender. These shows run at 8 p.m. artists including Juno award winner Moka Only, Glen Ricketts, “I met some people that were really into the reggae and hip-hop in the Cultch’s Historic Theatre while shows of the Young Choclair, Luciano, and Zukie Joseph. scene.” Playwrights Festival starts at 6 p.m. in the Culture Lab. The “I feel like you have to earn your respect as an artist and I Shepherd once tried out for Canadian Idol but was rejected playwrights festival features three original one-act plays and feel like I have been able to do that,” Shepherd says. “As long as and told she couldn’t sing. In 2009 she released her first EP two are performed each night. Art by local youth will fill the I am challenging myself and I am doing more according to my titled Lady in the Streets, which made an immediate impact. Cultch’s gallery. standards then I am happy.” “‘Lady in the Street’ was my first big single off that EP A panel of youth aged 13 to 24 organizes the IGNITE! She has performed at a variety of venues in the Metro which gave me my first push and opened me up into the reggae festival. Youth can join the panel at any time throughout the Vancouver area including The Shark Club, and The Fairview Pub year. market,” she says. “It really took off in the Toronto market.” where she performed with country artist Jimmy Baldwin. She In June 2010 she was named Most Promising New Artist at Teens involved in the IGNITE! Mentorship Program receive has also performed at the Harbourfront Centre in Toronto and the Reggae Music Awards. one-on-one guidance from accomplished artists from across other venues across the Greater Toronto Area. Last year saw Shepherd bring home a series of awards Canada and around the world. They’ll showcase what they’ve She says her next album may be more of a blend of reggae including her Juno and Best Female Vocalist award at the learned at the Cultch May 31 to June 2. and country music together. West Coast Reggae Caribbean Music Awards. Shepherd was Pettit, who graduates from high school this year, doesn’t “If you listen to really old school reggae tunes they are also nominated for Best Female Vocalist, Best Reggae Single, need a mentor to know what she wants to do with her life. She essentially like country tunes,” she says. “It’s very similar with and Artist of the Year at the 2011 Reggae Music Achievement wants to perform, record and teach music fulltime. the story line and that old school feel.” Awards. In 2011 she also took home the best reggae recording “I’m really looking forward to the festival and all the other Shepherd dreams of performing in Nashville one day. for her song “Sensimilla” at the Global Marijuana Music Awards. performances and happenings coming up,” she says. “I just “I would really love to sing at the Grand Ole Opry House Shepherd says she doesn’t feel outside pressure to achieve love what I do and plan to continue doing it.” and sing an old country tune,” Shepherd says. “Believe it or not greater things in her career after winning the Juno. “I am a bit For more information, go to I would love to sing there.” rebellious. The management company that I am with is called Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi

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Truly a place worth fighting for ■ The Sacred Headwaters; The Fight to Save the Stikine, Skeena and Nass by Wade Davis, Greystone Books, 160 pages, $50.

There is a place in northwestern British Columbia where three mighty rivers originate. The Stikine, Skeena and Nass begin their journey in this land that the First Nations people call the Sacred Headwaters. In this pristine wilderness flow these three important salmon rivers, but isn’t over fishing that threatens their future but instead it’s a proposal for a vast open pit mining operation and coal methane gas extraction operation. Wade Davis has lived and worked in this region since 1978. He knows the place and the people. As explorer-inresidence at the National Geographic Society, Davis has traveled the world and written numerous books on his

experiences. Now he uses that explorer’s eye and writer’s skill to tell the story of this magnificent land. Davis provides a look at the history of the First Nations people there, the first explorers to the region and weaves his own story of his connection to the area through the narrative. Davis then describes the proposed industrial development that the B.C. government has opened the door for. He chronicles to protests that have taken place and the fight that continues to protect this vital ecosystem. If the writing were not enough to convince you of the beauty of this region then the photographs certainly will. At its heart this is a wonderful collection of photographs, mostly taken by Carr Clifton, with other images provided by members of the International League of Conservation Photographers. The pictures show a place of untouched majesty and vast beauty, truly a place worth fighting for. All profits from the sale of this book are going to the ongoing struggle to save the Sacred Headwaters. — Terry Peters

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JEFF Rubin, former chief economist at CIBC World Markets, speaks at Capilano University on Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Cap Speaker Series. His book, Why Your World is About to Get a Whole Lot Smaller, connects the dots between soaring energy prices and the current instability in the global economy. Tickets are $24 and include a copy of his new release, The End of Growth, available to pick up at the theatre the evening of the talk.


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Deep Cove’s Fowler joining Ballet BC ■ Expressions 2012: Arts Umbrella Dance Company Season Finale, May 25 at 8 p.m., and May 26 at 2 p.m. and 8 p.m., at the Vancouver Playhouse. Tickets: $15/$20/$25/$30, phone 604-684-2787 or visit Info: www.

Erin McPhee

SCOTT Fowler is on his way.

The 18-year-old Deep Cove dancer, a member of The Arts Umbrella Dance Company’s senior company, has just been offered an apprenticeship with Ballet BC for their upcoming 2012-2013 season. “It feels really good for sure,” says Fowler, one of six Arts Umbrella dancers who’ve recently received apprenticeship contracts in professional companies. Prior to making the move, Fowler is set to take the stage in Expressions 2012: The Arts Umbrella Dance Company Season Finale, May 25 and 26 at the Vancouver Playhouse. The performances, by students in the Arts Umbrella’s professional training program and under the artistic direction of Artemis Gordon, will feature choreography by James Kudelka, Aszure Barton, Cherice Barton, Lesley Telford, Stephen Shropshire, Simone Orlando and Wen Wei Wang. “They’ve all worked with us throughout the course of the year,” says Fowler, who will be featured in all but one of the works on the program. “The challenge of it will be stamina, and keeping myself going and keeping up my energy, but also being able to switch between the modes of the dances because they all have a lot of intent in them and different moods,” he says. Dance is not just about physical ability as a

certain mental state is also required for a work to be effective. “While I’m changing through costumes, I have to put on a different head for each dance,” he says. Expressions 2012’s mix of contemporary dance and ballet, extensive costumes, variety of music and level of professionalism will make it a performance to remember, he says. Fowler has been studying dance since age nine at Arts Umbrella. “It was just me and four other guys who started in the first boys-only program with Edmond Kilpatrick, and four out of five of us have made it into the professional world, which is pretty cool,” he says. Fowler entered The Arts Umbrella’s professional program at age 11 and has continued to move up the company ranks, maintaining a dedicated dance regime. Some major performances he’s been part of over the years include Ballet BC’s Peter Pan, the Vancouver 2010 Olympic Winter Games opening ceremonies, and two local productions of Alberta Ballet’s The Nutcracker. “I think Arts Umbrella is the best school,” he says. “I don’t think there’s any other better school for getting me to the point that I am right now, just in terms of all the shows and experiences I’ve had, and all the time and work that it’s made me put into dance and the challenges it’s given me has probably prepared me the best for the upcoming year.” Fowler is looking forward to joining Ballet BC and working with artistic director Emily Molnar. “I’ve had her as a director in junior company, in my earlier years,” he says. “I’ve worked with her since I was quite young. Knowing her now and being in a professional company with her as the artistic director is really, really exciting.”

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CALENDAR From page 15

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Mode Moderne

VANCOUVER’S dream pop combo Mode Moderne celebrate the release of their new mini-lp, Strange Bruises, with a show tomorrow night at the Biltmore Cabaret. Dead Ghosts open proceedings. Doors at 7:30 p.m. with show at 8 p.m. Tickets $8 at the door.

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applications: email Info: 604-925-7266. The Artists of British Columbia Volume 3 book is now available and sells for $20. The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-947-2454 or Hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9262233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: or 604-913-3634. On Our Walls: Work by painter Donna Stewart will be on display until June 11. Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www. or 604-921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 301-1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: or 604-9294001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. The Music Box: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Mystic Mask Art Studio: 319 West 28th St., North Vancouver. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or John B. Holdcroft (1884-1975) — A Civil Engineer’s Photographic Eye: An exhibit of a small selection of photographic prints made from the Holdcroft collection will be on display until June 15. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-9875612 or See more page 39

Baron Cohen smashes 9/11 taboo

From page 16

There are gags about the movies playing in Wadiya (Aladeen and the Temple of Doom, You’ve Got Mail Bomb) and relatable jokes about Crocs (“the universal sign of a man who has given up hope”). For the ick factor, there’s perhaps cinema’s first in utero love scene, as well as some tomfoolery with a decapitated head. “Are you having a boy, or an abortion?” he asks a pregnant woman. And what’s a film without a masturbatory montage, featuring soaring eagles and a young Forrest Gump? Baron Cohen even smashes the 9/11 taboo, in a scene aboard a helicopter over Manhattan wherein he and his sidekick Nadal (Jason Mantzoukas) talk in their native tongue about a new car, a “911 2012”. They’re talking about a Porsche of course, but one look at Aladeen and his customized back brace/explosives vest and the terrified tourists are hysterical. The question remains: are jokes about rape

and terrorism kosher if they’re disguised by a silly beard and promotional antics, which have ranged from Baron Cohen spilling Kim Jong Il’s ashes on Ryan Seacrest at the Oscars (the film is dedicated to the late Korean dictator), to Wednesday’s stunt of applying suntan oil to a supermodel before arriving to the Cannes premiere astride a camel? Everyone is fair game, from chemo recipients to Fem Lit majors, and Jews and Palestinians alike. It’s all set to a soundtrack by Erran Baron Cohen, with Michelle J. Nasser singing “9 to 5” in Arabic, and a new spin on REM’s “Everybody Hurts. The joke that perhaps stings the most is Aladeen’s comparison of U.S. democracy and Wadiya dictatorship, Baron Cohen at his satirical best. Aladeen means to contrast the two nations when he talks about how in Wadiya “the 99 per cent have all the money,” “you can imprison mostly one racial group and no one says anything,” and how one man can invade a country, even if it’s the wrong country. Define democracy again?

SHOWTIMES From page 17

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DiverCiné 2012 World Cinema from la Francophonie Les écrans de la francophonie du monde Until May 26 Presented in Vancouver by the Pacific Cinémathèque and the Consulate General of France, DiverCiné is designed to celebrate and promote la Francophonie, the international community of countries and governments that use French as a common language; express the identities, imaginings, and cultures of the French-speaking world in all their diversity; and showcase the range and abundance of film production in

the francophone nations of the world. The 2012 program is made up of acclaimed features from Africa, Europe, and Canada, and includes a special all-ages matinee screening of a new animated film from France. Alexei the Great: The Films of Alexei Gherman, Russian Master Alexei Gherman, one of Russian cinema’s reigning masters, first came to wide international attention in the 1980s, as one of the major cinematic discoveries of glasnost. This touring exhibition offers the first complete North American retrospective of his directorial work. May 24-June13.

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CALENDAR From page 38 Made in B.C. — Homegrown Design: An exhibit of the history of B.C. designs that includes a video presentation showcasing examples of B.C. designs from 1858 through 2008 will run until May 27. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Prescott Presentation Centre: 1133 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: noon-5 p.m. Double Take: A Chester Fields youth photo exhibit will run until June 30. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. Phantasmagoria: A group photography exhibition showcasing new works by emerging Vancouver artists will run May 25-July 8. Opening reception: Thursday, May 24, 7 p.m. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: www.satellitegallery. ca. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9807182. Face-Off: Nimbus Two artists will display their mask themed work until May 27. Ocean Inspirations: Photographer Dennis Badgley and ceramic artist Ben Lim will display their work from May 27 to June 26. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or Shift: Artists for Kids Academy students will present an exhibition which showcases artwork of graduating students until May 21. Textile Arts: A triennial exhibition featuring work by Capilano University’s Textile Arts graduates May 22-27. Larger Than Still Life: An exhibit of Tansy Sverre’s large still life acrylic paintings May 29-June 24. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9225356. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604925-7292 or Imprints: Painter Zoe Evamy will show her watercolour works until May 27. Trees and Their Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats: Sherry Cooper’s mixed media work of tree branches will run from May 29 to June 10. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 29, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-375-0694 or Show and Sale: The first Saturday of each month noon-5 p.m. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info:

604-922-5510 or www. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: WednesdayFriday, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. First Saturdays: Community artists will open their studios the first Saturday of every month, noon-5 p.m. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-9240122 or West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or Reading Into Teens: An introspective exhibit featuring self portraits and day-in-the-life drawings by Grade 9 students in West Vancouver will run until May 31. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. The Mill Project: Bruce Emmett explores subcultural identity, local history, heritage and the debate around public space until June 16. Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. CONCERTS Centennial Theatre:

2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. Box office: 604-984-4484. The HMP Music Showcase: A showcase of professional entertainment with music performances from up and coming stars Monday, May 28 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $25. The Vancouver Korean Youth Symphony Orchestra will present its annual concert Sunday, May 27 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25. Tickets: 604677-8147 or 604-931-1620. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre. com or 604-913-3634. Destination Broadway: Burstin’ With Broadway’s choir of 120 will perform show tunes Saturday, May 26 at 2 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25/$22. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with Improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Pacific Coliseum: 100 North Renfrew St., Vancouver. Evening of Inspiration: A celebration of the completion of the Rick Hansen 25th anniversary relay will take place with a live show Tuesday, May 22 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $95/$55/$25. Tickets: www. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www. or 604-9903474. Jazz at Presentation House Studio: A weekly See more page 40

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CALENDAR From page 39 series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or Pianist Aryo Wickasono will perform dramatic interpretations of classical music Thursday, May 24 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Guitarist Juaquin Gonzalez will perform Latin music accompanied by a dancer, Saturday, May 26 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. UNICEF Benefit Concert: Grade 4 students Augustin Wright and Lily Yan and their musician friends from the Vancouver Music Academy and their school will perform a fundraising concert Saturday, May 26, 3:30-5 p.m. Admission by donation. The Music of Composer Michael Conway Baker will be performed by a number of musicians as well as the composer himself Thursday, May 31 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Music From the Heart: Cellist Ariel Barnes, horn player Olivier de Clercq and pianist Rachel Iwaasa will perform classical music Thursday, June 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Sing Along Wednesdays: “Mr. Piano” Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon. Song books will be provided. Dropin fee: $5 at the door. Sing Along Wednesdays: Composer Michael Conway will lead a sing along to show tunes and other favourites the third Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre: 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2474. Choir Concert: The Silver Harbour Choir with special guest the Chemsemble Choir will perform old and new favourites Sunday, June 3 at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $1. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or Baroque Voices: The Laudate Singer’s annual baroque concert will

take place Saturday, May 26 at 8 p.m. The choir will be joined by early music instrumentalists. Admission: $35/$30/$15. Tickets: or 604-729-6814. Voices of Hope: Acapella Chorus will perform a concert of pop music Sunday, May 27, 4-6 p.m. Admission by donation. All proceeds will go towards the Save Your Skin Foundation. St. James Hall: 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. Blues, Jazz, Folk Concert: Folk/pop singer Melanie Dekker and guitar/harmonica duo David Sinclair and Keith Bennett, with a special appearance by John Mann, will perform Thursday, June 7 at 8 p.m. Admission; $20/$18. Tickets: or 604-569-1144. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Improv: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Sunday of every month at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Capilano University Arbutus Studio: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Info: 604-992-7089. Serenade: The SoMo Theatre will present a one-act play featuring the music of Tom Waits until May 19 at 8 p.m. Admission by donation at the door. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www.capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Chapel Arts: 304 Dunlevy Ave., Vancouver. Hive: the New Bees 2: Emerging theatre companies will simultaneously perform 10 minute pieces of work in the same venue May 24-26 at 8 p.m. The audience will have the opportunity to wander from piece to piece. Admission: $10-$20. Tickets: Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-9293200 or www.deepcovestage. com. The Love List: A comedy that examines the quest for perfection WednesdaysSaturdays until May 19 at 8 p.m. Admission: $18/$16. Tickets: www. or 604-929-9456. One for the Road: A comedy about a man’s last ditch attempt to break away from his middle class existence Wednesdays to Saturdays, June 8-23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North

POWER LINE TREE PRUNING AND HAZARD TREE REMOVALS – NORTH VANCOUVER When: May 15, 2012 to October 19, 2012 Time: 7:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

Teahouse talent

NAHAANL Fadaian sings at the Traditional Teahouse’s Thursday night talent show. The North Vancouver restaurant, at 1552 Lonsdale Ave., is showcasing the talent of local performers every Thursday evening starting at 7 p.m. The entry fee is $5. Call 604-5511642 for more information. Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or From Away: The story of a woman who returns to her hometown to bury her father and reconnects with every relative she ever had May 24-26 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. St. Martin’s Church Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or See more page 41

Trees are a significant cause of power interruptions. Contact between trees and power lines can also create a severe danger. Over the next few months we will be pruning and removing trees in V7R East area. Boundaries: North: Grouse Mountain East: Skyline Drive South: Highway 99 West: Capilano Road Trees are pruned using the best arboriculture (tree care) practices. Skilled workers employed by BC Hydro are trained in both electrical safety and tree care. Only correct and proper techniques are used to eliminate any safety hazards. management practices, please call Jeff Hill, your area coordinator of


For more information about our current work or other vegetation Vegetation Maintenance, at 604 983-8293.

Ocean Inspirations

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

PHOTOGRAPHER Dennis Badgley and Ceramic artist/printmaker Ben Lim will be showing their work in the exhibit, Ocean Inspirations, in the art space foyer of the Ron Andrews recreation centre May 27-June 26.

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CALENDAR From page 40 The Real Thing: A riff on relationships, marriage and friendship will play May 24-26, May 30-June 2 and June 6-9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Box office: 604-984-4484. On Stage: Vanleena Dance Academy will hold its year end performances May 24 and 25, 7 p.m. and May 26 1 and 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19.50/$17.50 (additional $2 if purchased at the door). Spring Ballet Gala: The Vancouver Junior Professional Division will perform Sleeping Beauty Wednesday, May 30 at 4 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $40/$35/$30. Solstice 2012: Students from Pacific DanceArts as well as special guest Coastal City Ballet will perform excerpts from La Bayadere Friday, June 1 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18/$16. The Little Mermaid and Dance Showcase: Seymour Dance will present a youth production of classical ballet Saturday, June 2 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18/$15. Silver Star Wishes and Butterfly Dreams: Children of Vickye Allard’s Dance Program and adult tap dancers will perform Sunday, June 3 at 11:30 a.m. Tickets: $19/$16.

AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant



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north shore’s entertainment guide

Wheelchair Accessible

The Salmon House


Serving spectacular views and fine, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings.


Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322

CHINESE Neighbourhood Noodles House


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

2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: or call 604-926-3212


The Observatory


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


The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, May 23 at 7 p.m. Topic: The nanny state — should this term really be a pejorative? Info: 778782-8000 or Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and


Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

Hurricane Grill

Circus: 200 ballerinas from Pink Petal Ballet will perform a year-end extravaganza along with special guest Asha Diaz Sunday, June 3 at 4:30 p.m. Tickets: $14/$10.


North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885

Chez Michel


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

GREEK Aristos Greek Kitchen

Under new management. Enjoy a FREE appy on us! 1 coupon per person (value up to $7.95). Open for lunch Tuesday-Saturday and dinner nightly from 4pm until closing. 1260 Ross Rd, N. Van. 604-988-4462

Kypriaki Taverna



Win a FREE dinner during our “Dinners On Us” giveaway. 1 in 6 wins. 1000s of dinners will be given away. Now featuring Live Music every Friday @ 8pm. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955

Handi Cuisine of India


1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

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

PUB $$

Bear Trivia - Starting next Monday, we will be holding Trivia nights here at the Bear.They will start approx. 7:30 pm. For the month of May we will be featuring Blood Alley Bitter & Wee Scotch Ale from local brewer, Russell. Go Whitecaps Go - Award winning pub with weekly and daily food & drink features. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter for updates. Whitecap game day Budweiser features plus a full, kid friendly Take-Out menu. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull

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Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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

The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-1115 or The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604253-7141 or Doors: 9 p.m. Open mic every Wednesday hosted by White Lies. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838.


A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm.The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft.All Canucks PPV games on the big screens. 175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585


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

Village Tap House


Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips


The best fish & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994

Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$

The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416

THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant


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

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel


Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reflect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000



Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu.From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad,clam chowder, king crab,steaks,seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038

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invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or www. Cap Speaker Series: Novelist and screenwriter John Irving will talk about his new novel In One Person Friday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $30 which includes a copy of the novel. Cap Speaker Series: Economist Jeff Rubin will read from his book The End of Growth Thursday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $24 which includes a copy of the novel. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or Film Screening: The Gulf Islands Film & Television School will show award winning films made at its school Tuesday, June 5, 6-8:30 p.m. The school will also speak and answer questions about its programs. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or www.phtheatre. org. Sensation of Magic: Vitaly Beckman’s show of suspended reality with object levitation, grand escapes and other feats of illusion

■ Honourable Mentions for Outstanding Contribution in Costumes: Maureen Houston, Judy Thomson, These Shining Lives; ■ Best Achievement in Lighting: Michael Hewitt, The Cemetery Club ; ■ Best Achievement in Sound: Sponsored by Theatre West Van Greg Dent, These Shining Lives. Swann awarded Special Adjudicator’s Certificates of Merit for: ■ Outstanding Contribution in Videography: Paul Tourneur, These Shining Lives; ■ Outstanding Contributions as Student Actors: Ethan Ponton, Behind Closed Doors (Seycove Theatre); Hannah Dubois, Behind Closed Doors; Alex Smiciklas, Behind Closed Doors; Sarah Adam, The Gate (Seycove Theatre); Helen Burger, The Sequence (Sutherland Deconstruction Drama Club); Natasha Guerra, The Sequence; ■ Best Ensemble: Sutherland Deconstruction Drama Club; ■ Outstanding Achievement in Playwriting: Leila Raye-Crofton, Behind Closed Doors. The North Shore Zone presented the Don Marsh Award for creating a spirit of harmony amongst theatre groups on the North Shore to Simon Drake; Jenny Ashton received the Unsung Hero Award in Memory of Jim Brick; The Florence Goodwin Theatre Award for the Most Promising Newcomer (with $200 to be applied to theatre development) was presented to Leila Raye-Crofton, Behind Closed Doors. The People’s Choice Awards, voted on by audience members with a week-long pass, were: ■ Outstanding Production: Bea’s Niece; ■ Outstanding Performance: Nigel Vonas, Cherry Docs; ■ Outstanding Achievement in Design: Glynnis Brassil, Bea’s Niece.

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SECORD, Margaret (Peg) (NEE MORRELL) Mar 11, 1926 - May 07, 2012 Peg passed away peacefully at Lion’s Gate Hospital on May 7, 2012. Will be greatly missed by family and friends. For more information see Hollyburn Funeral Home website:

Where to begin when describing the life that none of us (including Dad) thought would ever end. The Commander lived ninety-six glorious years with not one regret. He married the gal of his dreams, Muriel (Sinclair) in London, England near the end of WW2. Secretly he was a closet bigamist as Mom soon found out when he later confessed that he was also married to the Navy. Dad loved the sea but hated swimming which might explain why during his command of HMCS Athabaskan, he not once let his ship run aground. He patrolled the world in the service of his country then later cruised it with his bride of 62 years. In retirement his code of conduct remained steadfast: Be courteous, in command, decisive, honorable, trustworthy and on time as drinks will be served in the officer’s mess at 1700 hours. A gifted boy soprano whose love of music and family had him soloing at Christ Church Oxford and then home to Thetis Island to work alongside his father, mother and sister at the family run general store. He said those were the happiest days of his life until I reminded him of the birth of his wonderful and talented children Gillian and Michael. He was equally proud of his two grandsons, David and Andrew for their outstanding careers and academic achievements. So many to thank. His life long friend Cdr. Peter Chance, Dr. Shaw and the nurses at Lions Gate Hospital who held his hand in passing, Hollyburn House and the myriad of friends who’ve written their kind words of condolence. Fondly remembered by Sydney, Mary, Charlotte, Patrick, and Ruth. Dad passed away quietly. Gill and I hope with a sense of peace and understanding that his time here was sacred, meaningful and complete.

MUENZ, Sigmund (Sigi) Jul 05, 1921 - Apr 10, 2012 Suddenly, on April 10, in North Vancouver. Much beloved husband of Mitzi and devoted father of Steven (Sandi) of Kelowna and Ellen (Stan) Greenspoon of North Vancouver, and grandfather of David (Marni), Philip, Caitlin (Chad), and Devon. Brother of Irma Rapp and the late Walter Munz.

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December 1, 1985 - May 19, 2003 It is your memory that holds my spirit, A procession of distant days, A face that bids my eyelids not to sleep, A voice that lingers in my ears, A hand that touches my hand. ~ Khalil Gibran

Always remembered with love, Mom, Dad, Alia, & Nathan

SZANYI, Laszlo May 09, 1933 - May 11, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend. Laszlo’s journey ended peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital. Survived by his wife of fifty-three years, Gabriella, daughter’s Cathy (Nigel), Andrea, grandchildren, Samantha, Derek, Caitlyn and Nathan, sister-in-law, Ibolya Desi and his extended family in Hungary. Laszlo will be remembered for his love of sausage and wine making. Laszlo came to Canada in 1956 as a Forester and settled into his new home, British Columbia. He continued to work in the Forestry Industry until his retirement. Laszlo enjoyed a long retirement with his lovely wife travelling the globe, entertaining and enjoying the good life. He will truly be missed by his family, many friends and colleagues. No service by request. Please raise a glass of wine in his honor wherever you may be. The family requests no flowers, but will gratefully accept donations to The Red Cross Blood Bank which helped extend the quality of his life. We are forever thankful for this gift. Thank you to the many Doctors and staff on the 6th floor, Palliative Care Unit and the Oncology Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital for their professionalism and compassion throughout Laszlo’s journey. Isten veled Laszlo.


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Nov. 13, 1943 - May 1, 2012 A long-time resident of the Seymour River area, Don passed away peacefully in Kamloops, BC, where he had lived for the last five years. He was predeceased by his mother, Peggy, and father, Bill. Don loved adventure and travelled to many countries around the world. He also enjoyed white-water kayaking, cycling trips and telemark skiing. In his later years he developed an interest in building and flying model airplanes. Don will be missed by his many friends. A celebration of his life will be held at a later date.




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January 8, 1914 – May 1, 2012 Born in Swift Current, Saskatchewan, and a long-time resident of North Vancouver, Mary passed away peacefully at Lynn Valley Care Centre. Predeceased by her husband Harry in 1981, Mary was also predeceased by her sister, Anne Scott, and brothers Fred, John and Bill Prosky. She is survived by daughter Beverley (Tom) Fraine, son Warren (Cathy) Baxter, and granddaughters Gillian Fraine, Andrea Fraine and Jennifer Baxter (Jon Si), as well as great grandson Kaiono Si. The family wishes to thank Dr. Bryan Norton and the staff of Lynn Valley Care Centre for their kindness and attentive care. No service by request.

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Service Advisor Needed

Hatf ield Consultants is seeking an Accounting Assistant to work out of our North Vancouver office. Hatfield is a well-established (1974) and growing environmental consulting company looking for a flexible and motivated assistant to work with our Accounting team in all areas of the monthly accounting cycle. Hatfield has operations around the world which provides interesting and diverse challenges for our accounting team. The position requires an individual who is accurate, pays attention to details, and is able to work in a dynamic consulting environment. The ideal candidate will have experience with Excel and a minimum of two years accounting experience, preferably with a professional services or consulting company. More information about the position details and how to apply are available at (No phone calls please)

Morrey Mazda of the North Shore is seeking an above average individual skilled in customer service. As the Service Advisor you will welcome our customers and gather information to identify and define the required vehicle repair and maintenance work. With your superior communication skills, you will recommend maintenance services and schedule the work. Qualifications: • Knowledge of the automotive industry is a requirement • Sales experience considered an asset • Strong interpersonal, organizational and communication skills required • Ability to work in a fast-paced environment with tight time constraints • Proficient in computer software and office equipment • Valid driver’s license required along with an acceptable driving abstract We offer a dynamic work environment, a competitive compensation package and full benefits. Please email resume to Kevin Parker, Service Manager, at

2011 LUXURY Scooter for sale Mint condition.< 80km. Loads of accessories. Was $4,000, sacrifice for $2400. (604) 990-9924





GE WASHER & Dryer, side by side, excellent cond $225 each. 604-728-8845

1825 Lonsdale Ave

MOVING: Brown-black leather sofa & loveseat $200, wood dining table round with oval leaf brown-black, 4 matching chairs $200, TV stand, large pedestal $50, computer desk, 10 drawers & swivel chair $150, 2 bdrm side tables $50. 778-863-7167

GORGEOUS Dining Room Set: $2900. Or Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood dining room set: table, 72" long, 44" wide, plus 2 leaves, each 18" long and 44" wide. Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Will only sell buffet and hutch separately. email:

QUICK SALE, 51 in long wine sofa $25. 4 ft TV cabinet $25. New electric fireplace 1/2 price $275. Call 604-913-2173.


GLASS Table & 4 Chairs $310, Onyx Coffee Tble $210 Onyx Nest $225 Call: (604) 948-9862

Art & Collectibles



DOWNSIZING home office set large desk, filing cab, 3 bookcases, 1ergo chair $1000. Gas BBQ $700. (604) 925-4667


WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, stainless steel $400. 9 1/2 cu ft chest freezer $100. 604-980-8737


Scooter with new battery, with basket, exc cond, 1 yr old, like new, $1500 obo, 604-734-6685 V books $1-$250, A typewriter $175, sewing mach $200, chairs $50, mens suits/coat$60-$150ea TV $30 & more, 604-985-1968

QUEEN SIZE Mattress Set Brand New. Original Plastic. Never Used. Must sell $200 Call: (604) 790-0021

CAMERAS, OLYMPUS OM-1 manual SLR, 3 lenses, many access, like new. Also, vintage Rolleicord, 2 1/4, German make. $200/for pkg. Call 604-980-5265


For Sale Miscellaneous

2 KING size mattress & boxsprings $150 each, solid wood study desk $50, good cond, office chair leather $25, hp colour laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/garden items. 604-922-8141

MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email:

BBQ, ELECTRIC, $15, Shaw PVR box $200, call 604-925-8433

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498



EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER req for growing North Van Bookkeeping Firm; F/T; familiar w/ Simply & Quickbooks; Must be able to work with minimal supervision and have good communication skills. Email resume & salary expectation to


General Employment

Molly Maid

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


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 vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.


TABER TIMES/ VAUXHALL ADVANCE is seeking an editor to lead a three-person newsroom. Candidate must be able to multitask, produce a quality newspaper and maintain online presence. Send covering letter and resume to: Coleen Campbell, Publisher Email: Deadline Thursday, May 31.

VICTORIAN Mahogany dining table, 3 leaves, 6 balloon back chairs, matching 2 door buffet. Ambleside, $4500, 604-312-1954



ASSORTMENT OF BRICK, PAVERS AND PATIO STONES. U PICK UP 604-929-3289 FREE 2 Propane patio lights, 1 patio umbrella, must pick up, 604-987-6629

KITCHEN CABINETS 14 full size, 6 half size, 2 drwrs, modern light oak, $1400 604-617-0820


Excellent Wages and Benefits

Accounting Assistant – Half Time Flexible

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100

1598 Bay Street

TVs, household items, patio furniture, bbq, computer parts, etc. etc.

1163 Clements Ave

CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262

Home & Office & Outdoor Furniture or call 778-686-0235 for more info!

West Van RENOVATION SALE Sat May 19th 10 am - 2pm 2387 Kings Ave. No early birds!! Furniture assorted cd, dvd stands, vegas party stuff, kitchen stuff, lugagge, computer desk, tons more!!

Moving Sale

Sunday May 20th, 10-4

Tutoring Services


Sat May 19th, 10-3

WEST VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 5325 Westhaven Wynd Saturday May 26, 9 AM - 1 PM, TOYS*TOYS*TOYS!!! Rain or Shine.

For Sale Miscellaneous

MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404


General Employment

HOME SERVICE company req’s helper. Some ladder work, D.L. pref. $12-$15/hr, 604-644-9648


Hotel Restaurant

DISHWASHER needed for Chez Michel Restaurant in West Van, 2 evenings at 5pm for approx 4-5hrs. 604-926-4913

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


Office Personnel

Admin Assistant

F/T position available with professional engineering company in Burnaby. Successful candidates will have a strong command of English, excellent grammar and proofreading skills and a strong attention to detail. We are looking for a self-motivated individual who is also a team player with the ability to meet deadlines. We offer a positive environment and competitive pay. To apply and for more information visit:

We appreciate your interest, however, only those considered for interviews will be contacted.

MIRROR 3.5 ft X 6 FT, MATCHING CHAIR & LOVESEAT. U pick Up. 604-984-8883

IKEA Hi/Lo Kids Bed Pine w dresser and bookcase U p/up! Call: (604) 925-4667


Retail Sales

BELLA CERAMICA NOW HIRING Long term F/T employee. Must be artistic and, hard working, needs drivers license. Drop off resume @ 1381 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.



Looking for an experienced and mature Sales Person to expand existing BC market for a leading BC energy sales company. Flexible hours, work from home with unlimited market opportunity. Send resumes to


Social Services

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

Friday, May 18, 2012 - North Shore News - A45


Plants & Trees



Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, post cards, antique guns, toys, military items, tools, estate items, etc. 604-313-5479





Cats ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $499+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474

WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

MINI-PINS 1 female, 1 male, tails, shots, vet checked $750 to approved homes. Call after 6pm 604-791-1564



Daycare Centres

DAYCARE AVAIL 0-12 yrs old, 5 days, 7am-6pm. Little Einstein Daycare, N Van 604-618-7592

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1085 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR. large, $1125, June 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939 1 BR: $900 June 1, central Lonsdale, heat & hot water included, no pets, 604-986-6418 1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. June 1. $1,050 604-986-3700 1 BR bright, adult bldg, priv lrg balc, prk view, newly renod, new paint/lam flrs, brand new dw, inste wd, free amens, gated ug prkg, visitor prkg, pool, jacuzi, sauna, gym, libry, game room, beaut garden. Guest suite & party room avail. Walk to sport club, park, bus. NS/NP, Now, $1285/mo incls hot water, lease, 1327 East Keith Rd, 604-986-5554, 604-440-9870 1 BR bright large, Lynn Valley, heat, hw incld, hardwood flrs, $975 np, ns Immed 604-980-9219 1 BR, currently under reno’s, May 15th, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1025, 604-320-9238 1 BR Reno’d, $900, quiet, large, incl heat, WI closet, balc, storage, prkg, np, ns, Jun 1, 604-788-4349 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, ns/ np, $1100. May 1st 604-669-3950 1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, June 1 refs req’d 604-960-0452 1 BR’s starting@ $925, NOW, 2BR $1075, June 1. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

1Br, large, May 15th, $900 Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 3rd floor, large suite, faces north, hw floors, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1200 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 DODWELL STRATA MGT


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR -June 15, 3 BR - June1, 604-988-3828 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. 2 bdrm $1260. 604 990-2971, Wkend 778 340-7406

2 br top flr/high ceilings, quiet 3 story walk, E 15th, lg balc, south expos, dw, venetian blinds, free laundry facilities. ns/np, June 15, $1200, 604-830-0857 msg.

RENTALS 778-802-1627



To advertise call

225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1150 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916 365 EAST 2 Street: 1 BDRM: bright corner unit on ground floor with private entrance, h/w & dishwasher. Avail June 1st $995 incl heat & h/w 604-726-4884


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mtn view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces East, hardwood, incls hw & heat, avail now, np/ns, $1060, 604-986-1294 1 BR Neat Ambleside, quiet adult bldg, hardwood flrs, avail June 15, all appls, 604-637-7557

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, avail now 604-612-4427 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

BACH/1 BR, avail June 1. Movein allowance. Quiet, clean building. Rent start $900/mo. Incls heat/hot water. NS/NP. 1 yr lse. Cbl/prkg extra. 604-985-4272

PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 BDRM - 1.5 bath, d/w. $1430/mth, no pets. June 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493



(Family complex )

2 BR, Avail NOW, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595. 604-990-2971, weekends call 778.227.5042 2 BR, lrg, bright, updated 15th & Lonsdale, $1,130 incl heat h/w ns

np, avail June 1st 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR $1100, 2 BR $1475 & Studio $895 Move in Bonus. Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356 HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bachelor ste From $850. June 1. Incl heat/hw. N/P, 604-985-3650 Lrg 1 BR $970 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail June 1, 604-990-4088

2 BR ocean & city view, 2nd & St Andrews, $1175, np, Jun 1 quiet, incl ht hw & prkg, 604-984-2148

RARE FIND large reno’d Penthouse E 10th near Lonsdale. 2 BR, 2 bath, large priv deck, h/wood flrs, spectacular Mnt City Views, ns/np, incls heat/cble, suits quiet tenant(s), $1850/mo, avail Immed, 604-317-7425

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ June 1: 1BR Newly Reno’d S/W corner suite, $925. May 15/June1: 2BR renod $1180, Carpets, drapes, heat, h/w, gated prkg, No Dogs 604-986-7745

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★2 BR south facing, ocean view $1400 No pets, 604-988-7379

1 BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt. 604-922-8443

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.


Duplexes - Rent

NEAR SEABUS, quiet 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 6appl, drapes, f/p, prkg, part view, reno’d, new fixtures, paint & new carpet, 3 new sundecks, no pets, n/s, June 1, $1895 +% utils. 604-313-0111


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, Ambleside, $1200/mo all inclusive, ns, np. Avail June 15th. 604-922-5158 or 604-921-6542 1 BR new designer, 800sf. min 2 mo lse, net, cable, gas fp, dw, wd, avail June 1st, nr prk, Brit Prop, WVan $1300, 604-926-7044

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691

Fully Furn 1 BR ste, wd, free net/ cble/tv, next to Cap College, $925/mo, ns/np, 604-929-2669 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit


Houses - Rent

180° VIEW home Upper Delbrook 4 BR, 3 bath, ns, pet neg, totally updated $3500 Now 604-551-7685 4 BDRM, 1.5 ba, FP, h/wd, 6 appl, 2nd lrg living rm, carport, immed Delbrook $2,195 778-840-5515 5 BDRM, lrg yrd, view water/mtn, pets ok, $3,800/mth, Windsor Prk, July 1st. 604-454-4761 Horseshoe Bay, Seaview, 3BR + den, 2.5 bath, rec room & bsmt, $2500/mo, ns/np 604-922-2332


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool Rent includes all utilities.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

4BDRM / 2BTH 664 Plymouth Drive Bright, w/d, f/p, pets ok, fenced yard, view. Avail July 15. $3500. Call: (604) 340-2506 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave

1Br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Office/Retail Rent

OFFICE SPACE for rent, just under 400sf. $20 per sq ft. Call 604-987-7830


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607

2BDRM/1BTH GARDEN level West Vancouver, very bright suite, fireplace, hardwood floor, in suite laundry, big front yard, utillity incl’d. Dogs OK $1,800 avail June 1. (604) 617-0807

PUREBRED Pitbull Puppies vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, 9wks, $650. Call: 1-(604) 989-2377

Homecare Available


LIFE COACHES WANTED Join our Team to earn $60-$90K, P/T or F/T. Trained or we will Train You! Text 604-818-5883 or 778-773-3533 for details

★EVERYTHING SITTER★ Home, Pet, & Elder care, Criminal record check, excellent rates. Call Manjit 604-803-9714


RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772

LINC’S SPECIMEN TREES Fruit Trees: Cherry, apple, pear, fig & mulberry (toot). Japanese Maples, Wisteria Yew & Boxwood Hedging material. Beautiful specimens! Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc




TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min.

To advertise call



Legal Services

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt ste Lynn Valley, large bright, $840 incl utils & shared w/d ns np, July 1, refs 778-848-0977 1 BR spacious bsmt ste, Northlands area, N Van, insuite laundry, cat ok $900. 604-644-9621 1 BR, Upper Lonsdale, reno’d, new appl, $1195 incl hydro/cable, alarm, net, ns np 778-688-8774 2 BR abov grd ste, Blueridge, nr bus, trails, ns/np, avail Jun 15, $1200 + 1/3 utils, 604-988-6542 2 BR above, view, dw, wd, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1350+% utils, lease, Jun1/July1, 604-306-7187. 2 BR bsmt ste, Upper Lonsdale, $995 incls gas/hydro, w/d, nr bus np, June 15/July 1. 604-985-4835


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM large Bsmt Suite on quiet Lower Lonsdale North Van St. $1100. Available Immediately. Call 604-983-8518 for viewing. 2 BR main flr, Upper Lonsdale, view, quiet, w/d, d/w, no pets, $1250. June 1st. 604-986-4086 2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1100 + utils, 604-987-5800 FIVE STAR SERENITY Forest -Amenities in secs. A rare find! Fabulous reno - all new everything. S/C suite $1250 incl. HDTV, Internet, utilities, laundry. Optional use of in-suite w/stove. See now: rent June 1st. Call Ann 604-980-7137


Townhouses Rent

1128 Strathaven Dr. 908-7368 3 level T/hse, 4 BR, 12 month lease only, 2 car garage, $2500


Wanted To Rent

RETIRED PROF woman seeks room mthly, ctrl W Van start July. Exc refs, ns, np 250-954-1996

Find your perfect home at

A46 - North Shore News - Friday, May 18, 2012





DISCRETE mature European lady on North Shore for sensual massage. ANITA, 604-808-5589



604-985-4969 Now hiring 604-767-5719


Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

M A K E I T A S U CC E S S ! Call 604-630-3300

Legal/Public Notices

DEVELOPMENT INFORMATION OPEN HOUSE Re: Application to Rezone Site: 339 East 10th St. North Van. Early Public Input Opportunity Rezoning Application to permit a new residential development on this lot: a new 2 storey side by side duplex with a cellar. The proposal includes a two car garage as well as two surface parking spaces which would be accessible from the rear lane. Interested members of the public are invited to attend a Development Information Meeting/Open House with the applicant for an early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments. Location: 306 East 9th Street, North Vancouver, BC Date: Wednesday, May 23, 2012. Time: 6:00pm-8:00pm.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of John Henry Clark formerly of Capilano Care Centre Revera, 525 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C4. Deceased are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executrix, c/o P. Charlene Sharratt, #19 - 104 Horel Road, Saltspring Island, BC V8K 2A3. On or before June 22, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. P. Charlene Sharratt, Executrix. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: THE ESTATE OF NORMA JOANNE STRACHAN, Deceased Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Norma Joanne Strachan, Deceased, late of West Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on January 26, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o Lakes, Whyte LLP, #200 - 879 Marine Drive, North Vancouver, B.C., V7P 1R7, on or before June 4, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Georgia Taillieu, Executor of the Estate of Norma Joanne Strachan, deceased. NOTICE Is hereby given that on Sunday, May 27th, 2012, at 12:00 p.m. at 219 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver, B.C., V7P 3N6 the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name..........................Unit # Keith Cameron............0257


Condos/ Townhouses


North Vancouver


LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van



Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619 778-896-0619

Real Estate Services


ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free!



Sat, Sun May 19, 20 2:00 - 4:00 pm Exceptional 3bed/2.5 bath Lower Lonsdale Townhouse Michelle Vaughan Prudential Rlty $745,000, 604-839-3000


Port Coquitlam

DRIVE BY 1618 Grant deluxe 1 br+den, 820 sf, nr all ammens, $220 k, Jim 604-786-7977 amexrlty



Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.


Condos/ Townhouses




N. WEST: Uptown, 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/ Pets OK. Near transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474


North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924

Legal/Public Notices


Pursuant to Section 890 of the Local Government Act, a Public Hearing will be held on Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 at 5.30pm in the Council Chambers at 400 Centre Road, Lions Bay, BC. The purpose of the Public Hearing is to hear representation from the public regarding Bylaw No. 445, 2012 to amend Zoning Bylaw No. 362, 2004 – Section 25. This amendment provides for a change in the number of children permitted for In-Home Child Care occupation use, from a current limit of seven to a number consistent with the ratios set out in the Child Care Centres Licensing Standards by the Ministry responsible for these standards, but in any event not to exceed 10 children. For more information, please contact the Village Office at 604.921.9333.

Houses - Sale


Real Estate

BC AREA FORECLOSURES These Homes are great deals!

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees! / 604-786-4663



9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http:// 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

New Westminster


Vancouver East Side


1BDRM/1BTH $179,900 19236 Ford Ave, Pitt Meadows Large one bedroom condo 930sq ft. Priced to Sell. Call: (250) 878-2997 or email:

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

Difficulty Making Payments?

1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510


LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,699,000 Tel: (778) 855-7375

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?● OPEN HOUSE May 20th, 2-4 pm #1010 – 6631 Minoru Blvd. Regency Park Towers, Walk to everything. End unit, lrg 1 br Spectular views. Gabriel, Prudential Sterling, 604.999.6190

Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 606-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn 'Bringing People Together'


S. Surrey/ White Rock

S.SRY, 15298-20 Ave, Top flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1150sf, 6 appls, f/p, balc, prkg, rec facility. $289,900. Rent/own. No agent 604-872-2485


For Sale by Owner

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Langley Investors!! 4600sf Residential/ Commercial ppty $985K 882-6788 id5533 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525 S Sry Nico Wynd resort own part of golf club, 1br condo $349K 536-4143 id5534


Houses - Sale


North Vancouver

4062 RUBY AV, CAPILANO HIGHLANDS! Public Open Sun May 20th 2-4pm. 778-866-6975



OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498



3BDRM/3.5BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

BRAND NEW NARAMATA Townhomes - Perfect Holiday Home - Lock & Go - Steps to Beach & Winery. Alex Bloomfield 250-493-2244 (Office) 1-800-734-0457 (Toll Free) Royal Lepage Locations West

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888

LOG CABINS For Sale For rentals or ownership please join us for our open house during the May long weekend Sat May 19th, Sun May 20th 11am-4pm, and Mon May 21st 11am-2pm. Where you can view the newly renovated log cabins. Appreciate all the amenities the 6700+ sq ft Lodge building has to offer. At 5485 Lac Le Jeune Rd. Lac Le Jeune B.C. Take exit 336 off the Coquihalla Hwy and follow the signs to Lac Le Jeune. $189,900. Call: (604) 834-2020 or visit us at CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735


Out Of Town Property

WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792


Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.


Lots & Acreage

DOUBLE LOT We will buy your double or single lot realtor ok north or west van 778 891 1474



Recreation Property

CWK 2 BR, 1 bath. 1 car garage crn lot, fenced yrd, new reno, free hold $149,900. 1-360-637-8442 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, 13690 Bentley Road, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655

Mobile Homes

BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554



Port Coquitlam

3BDRM/2BTH 747 Chelsea, Lincoln Park PoCo. $398,000 greenbelt-1/2 duplex-no fees, Re/Max All Points 604-328-8127


Okanagen/ Interior

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres, south facing view, owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Call 604 760-3792



Langley/ Aldergrove

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914


★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647


■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

3516 Matapan St. Vancouver Older 4 BR house, very nice area, local to everything. $895,000. To view call 604-518-8100

5049 SMITH AVE., BURNABY Brand new single duplex, 5 BR, 4 baths, rentable ste, $839,000. To view call 604-518-8100

Are you looking to make a move this year?

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For Sale by Owner


Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: THE GLEN AT MAPLE FALLS Mtn Baker, WA. 1 1/4 hrs from Port Coq. Beeded lot, 40 ft x 80 ft, div 4 lot 160. Comes with 1992 40 ft Mallard park model and 8 ft x 12 ft shed. The Glen 415 acres of recreation, adjacent to 2 1/2 million acres of national forest. $64,900 Cdn or offers. Call Owners Keith & Dorothea at 604-942-7432


Squamish/ Whistler

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566


Okanagen/ Interior

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA



Recreation Property

BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sf, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $739,000. Call 604-734-1300

BLACK MOUNTAIN RANCH, Mt Baker WA, 2007 Breckenridge Park Model dble loft trailer, 40ft, sleeps up to 12, Ranch has FREE Par 3 Golf, Horseback Riding, Indoor/Outdoor pools +. $85,000. By Owner. Tom 604-594-9342

2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428

2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428 To Advertise Call






★ Security Cameras from $299 Call for Estimates 604-583-7002



Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at call Paul 604-787-7484





$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306



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RESIDENTIAL CONCRETE Driveways,Sidewalks,Patios Stamped,Exposed,Removals Call Doug 604 209-9843 KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835 N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

❏ Quality Outdoor Projects ❏ Carpentry ❏ Repairs & more ❏ Reliable ❏ References Avail

Call Richard 604-928-2944 BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645

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



PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126


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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508


Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing

QUALITY FURNITURE Repair & Refinishing, Wood & Stone, Emily Carr grad. Tony 778-238-1843

Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769





The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Contact us today for a free estimate.

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

Ebony Electric #1 Electrical on the North Shore!



NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


Small or Big Jobs, We Do it All!

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

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 Cyrus Electric Lic# 106868 new constuction & reno - big & small - best rate 604-781-9044

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

ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535 FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687



PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting, heat pumps. Service & installation. 604-925-1341




★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden


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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-Up

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

Lawn maint, cleanups, moss control, aerating, trim, top, prune. All types of lawn and garden apps. Free est.

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 Renos & Repairs. References. 25 years exp. 604-988-4809

Allwest Garden Service

Free Estimates 604-583-7002 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

Renovations & Repair lam/wood flooring/tiling, finishing carpentry, drywall, paint, counter tops. Qlty work, Free est. 778-893-7277


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


Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, flooring, deck, fence, drywall, paint, plumbing, electrical. Mark 604-761-7745


Best Price Beautiful Cedar Fence ★ Install or Repair ★ Swiss Craftmanship ERWIN 778-835-5015



ABEAM Contracting

18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Exc refs 604-980-1495



QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Taves Roofing 604 980-1058



604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

Garden Services

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


Performance Garden Service

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services

B. DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING LTD Lawn maintenance, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, aerating. Complete lawn/ garden serv. Bill 604-317-9961

Michael 778-868-5079

Lawn & Garden

2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 ★Call Jungle George ■ Hedge ■ Trees ■ Pruning ■ Dumping yard cleanup. 604-317-3552 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433 $23 LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. or call 604-990-1252 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649 LAWN/GARDEN CARE Mowing, hedge trimming, installation, maint & design. 604-928-4090 LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. All your garden needs. 604-788-9687

Painting/ Wallpaper




Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates



A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

40 years experience

MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured


Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

GLOBAL PLUMBING BBB+ Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/hr,

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075.

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

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


Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079


Moving & Storage

LOCAL MOVERS big/small, deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service 604-603-3533, 925-3186 NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973

THE MOVER FROM 1, 3 & 6 ton

Call 778-713-3334


Oil Tank Removal

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234


Painting/ Wallpaper


• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Experience • Fully Insured • WCB Covered Professional Crew of Ticketed Painters



All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work


Plumbing, Heating, Plugged drains. Ironman Plumbing 604-510-2155

PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830




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


Renos, additions, decks, kitchens, basement suites, drywall, tiling - Low Cost

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

ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Int/Ext. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930


Patios/Decks/ Railings

Central Decking Co.

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


778-855-5574 778-316-2116

Book by June 15/12, get 10% off


PLUMBER/GASFITTER hot water tanks-water pipe-drainage job too big or too small. (778) 835-8280

PLUMBER Service and repairs, Hot water tanks, Heating, Gas Fitting, Renos (604) 910-4116


Power Washing


Renovations & Home Improvement


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

PAUL’S AFFORDABLE DECKING Serving the North Shore since 1989. Free ests. 604-210-4202

Bill 604-298-1222


Actual Plumbing ★ 24 / 7★

❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB

30 yrs exp.


Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

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

ABEAM Contracting ★ Reno’s, Decks, Fences & Construction Richard 604-929-2944

DECKS, PATIOS, pools, driveways. 25 yrs exp on North Shore. Free ests. Call Al 604-782-3973

Aluminum & Glass Railings Fences & Gates PATIO COVERS

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-874-4808 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871

CYHOME SERVICES.COM Int/Ext Renovations Home Repairs • 604-816-6192

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions *Quality Work *Ref’s 30 years experience! 604-720-1564 MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

PERFECT RAILING & AWNING LTD. Sunrooms Patio Covers. BBB Member. 778 855-5574


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604-874-4808 We accept Visa, MC, Amex

Renovations & Home Improvement


RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Int, ext, strata. Power washing, small repairs. 604-299-5831, cell 604-833-7529

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824



Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288



- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine


Friday, May 18, 2012 - North Shore News - A47


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


Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!


Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

Cell 604.626.1975

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


778-997-9582 MARK GRIFFITHS Painting Co. Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References, Insured 604-925-4330

Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd. 143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.

Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323

To place your ad call 604-630-3300

A48 - North Shore News - Friday, May 18, 2012

HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page





Rubbish Removal


Collectibles & Classics




Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports


Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs


NO HST! til MAY 31


(max. $400)

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee



Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at


We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

Finance Available (OAC) • 24 Hour Emergency Service


“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! Call for your free estimate now

Save $500 Ask Us How




ALL STUCCO, chimney and cement work. Professional, inexpensive reliable and fast 604-715-2071


APC Roofing & Siding New Roofs • Re Roofs Repairs • All Types of Roofing Ins. • WCB • Senior Discount

604.562.0957 604.961.0324

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


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

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

Any project,


or small ...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

Top Soil

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver



Tree Services

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000


Andrew 604-618-8585

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

2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $12,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

Window Cleaning

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511 2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H


Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Call KoolAir King


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

Luxury Cars

2002 SUBARU Impreza AWD wagon $7500 #01-1573 MJ 604-466-6007 #30332

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email:

1997 TOYOTA RAV 4-5 SPD $6950. #97-2143. 604-466-6007 MJ #30332

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

1998 JEEP TJ -5speed $5900 #98-1754 604.466.6007 MJ #30332

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $86,980. 604-781-7614.

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5000 obo 604-710-8053

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727


Sports & Imports

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010

You Want It We’ve Got It

Find Whatever You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

1990 MAZDA MIATA, w/hardtop, 76,000 orig km, summer fun car. Runs grt. $5,250. 604-984-0179

1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2002 TOYOTA Rav 4 Auto $8800 #02-6963. 604.466.6007 MJ #30332 2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $9500 obo. Sry 604-541-0018

2007 Subaru Forester 49,000 kms, FULLY LOADED, $18,000 Call: (604) 779-6667

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Punch the pedal once more for Carroll Shelby Brendan McAleer Contributing Writer

A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird:

redesign, there’s much that’s changed but the original’s conservatism remains. There’s a bit of a faux skidplate up front, a minimum of style lines on the flank, and larger, vertically extended tail-lights. Better yet, the new CR-V has a squared-off back end with more room for cargo, but the tapered rear window gives the impression of a sleeker rear silhouette. I’ve decided to call this the Yoga Pant Effect. All this nip-and-tucking of the outgoing model’s “melting icecube” shape has resulted in a trucklet that isn’t flashy, but should age well. Verdict: Improved. Environment

Carroll Shelby, 1923-2012 Summertime’s comin’ to Vancouver, and as cherry blossom drifts swirl across deserted streets early on a Sunday morning, the garage doors open and the classics come out. Heavy hemi Mopar muscle. Chopped and channelled big-block Chevs. Gleaming British chromework. Hi-po ‘Stangs and fat-tired ‘Vettes. And then, the guttural thunder of side-pipes. The King is coming, and his name is Cobra. In 1952, Carroll Shelby took part in his first organized race. The then-19-year-old Texan lined up at the staging lights, hunkered down, and when the light went green, dropped the hammer. He didn’t come off that accelerator for the next 40 years. In 1956 and ’57 he was dubbed Driver Of The Year by Sport Illustrated. In ’59 he won the 24 hours of LeMans in an Aston-Martin. In the early ’60s, Carroll stuffed an American V-8 into an English roadster and the AC Cobra was born. By the middle of the decade, the iconic roadster was giving Ferrari a hard time. Then, the Ford-Shelby partnership that would produce the highest-performance variants of the Mustang. The Shelby GT350 was serious

See Redesign page 51

See Texan page 52

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

THE Honda CR-V is redesigned for 2012 and there are a lot of little changes but the crossover’s rock-solid, conservative nature remains the same. It is available at Pacific Honda in the Northshore Auto Mall.

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All-new for 2012, here’s the fourth generation of Honda’s best-selling small crossover, the CR-V. Hey, guess what? Design Take one look, and I bet you’ll know which play Honda is calling. There’s a lot of new sheetmetal here, but you’ll have to know where to look, or be really good at those “Spot the differences” puzzles. The 2012 CRV shares the same footprint as the outgoing model, and while the new front grille now matches that of the Accord, Odyssey and Crosstour, from there on back it’s business as usual. Or at least, that’s what your eyes would tell you. Again, as with the Civic











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THE redesigned CR-V’s interior, with captain’s chairs and a low centre console, is now much closer to a Honda Accord sedan than an Odyssey minivan.

Redesign makes CR-V crossover more car-like From page 50

Amongst all the players in the crossover segment, the CR-V was perhaps the one that previously felt the least car-like inside. With its captain’s chairs and low

centre console, the old CR-V always had a spritz of Essence of Mini-Van about it. This new model has an interior that is much more Accord sedan than Odyssey minivan. The shifter is still mounted up

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is the hard variety, rather than soft-touch. If you’re like me, you’ll wonder why the differentiation between the two is of such large importance to some reviewers. After all, hard or soft, it’s just plastic, and the greater question might be whether or not it gives the impression that it’s going be durable. Good news: this is a Honda. While the silverpainted surfaces seem prone to scratching, the rest THE CR-V’s centre console is cavernously big.

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gives off the typical Honda impression that pretty much everything’s still going to be working on the car when your children’s children’s children get their hands on it. Speaking of kids, the rear doors on the CRV swing open a full 90 degrees, handy for anyone wrestling with a rear-facing child seat — which are now required by law to be the size of a 1967 Volkswagen Beetle. Adult passengers will find these rear seats comfortable and spacious, although threeabreast seating is a trifle pinched. Those of you considering a cute-ute for haulage duties will appreciate the new

CR-V’s flatter-folding seats. These fold with a one-touch, damped motion, either by pulling a tab if a side door is open, or using a lever located at the back of the car; pretty much the same way the Nissan Murano’s rear seats have been folding since 2003. Still, it’s a nice touch for the cute-ute segment, and even better is the lower loading surface which should be a great boon for anyone ferrying around an older dog. Verdict: Improved. Performance The 2012 CR-V has a 2.4-litre engine producing 185 horsepower and 163 See Eco page 54

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speed for the common man (at least compared to high-dollar European fare), and LeMans would see Carroll victorious again as his Ford GT40 racing team would claim victories from ’66 right through to the end of the decade. Then, in the ’80s, the era of turbocharging came on full boost as Shelby turned his hand to Chrysler. The Dodge Omni was a woeful little shoebox but Caroll Shelby’s extra-strength bippityboppity-boo turned it into the GLH (Goes Like Hell). The Charger was also a front-wheel-drive shadow of its former Dukes of Hazzard self, but Shelby tweaked it until it would outrun Camaros and keep pace with Corvettes. Shelby influenced the Viper and the Ford GT, brought back the 427 Cobra, and you can still find his name today on the fastest Ford Mustangs. Admittedly, his latter years were tinged with scandal and constant lawsuits over copyright infringement. But most will remember Carroll Shelby as a frontiersman of speed, hanging it right out there on the limit with a grin as big as Texas. BMW 3 Series wagon will return One thing the European brands do better than most is the small, fast, luxury wagon. One thing they do very badly at is accurately assessing the appeal of those wagons in the North American market. Oh, nobody buys them, say BMW and Audi. Poppycock. Just take a look around you to see how popular the small wagon is to the Canadian market. Anyway, Audi might not get it (their A4 Avant is cancelled), but it would appear that BMW does. The redesigned 3 Series Touring — don’t call it a “wagon” or the BMW execs’ll get bristly moustaches — will of course be available in Europe right away. Here, we’ll first just get the sedan, but you will be able to order touring models for the following model year. Expect just a single engine choice, as was the case with the outgoing model, but BMW’s new four-cylinder turbo should be more than up to the job. The new Touring is slightly larger, with a See Mini page 53

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them) as well as celebrating 50 years of the MGB. Gates open to the public at 10 a.m. on Saturday at the VanDusen Botanical Gardens, 37th and Oak Street. Tickets for adults are $14.75, $12 for seniors and youth, $8 for

hosts the All-British Field Meet on Saturday, with a run up to Whistler on the Sunday. If you’ve not been, the All-British Field Meet is well worth your time. This year honours the Morgan (and there should be a good turnout of

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Follow Brendan on Twitter: @brendan_mcaleer, or bit more cargo space, and boasts some neat tricks submit your own auto oddities to mcaleeronwheels@ like an available power tailgate with handfree access. Nissan Juke-R goes into limited production I really like the Nissan Juke. I like that it’s quick and nimble. I like the way the torquevectoring rear-axle really flings you through a corner. I even like the fact that it looks like some sort of weird insectoid 1980s Group-B rally car. So, I like the Juke. The FINANCING FOR UP Juke-R? That I want to write TO 84 MONTHS ON DISCOUNTS ON long, passionate love sonnets SELECTED MODELS SELECTED MODELS about. What a machine! Here’s the general idea: 1. Take the powertrain from a supercar-destroying Nissan GTR. 2. Get the largest shoehorn you can find. 3. Cram all 530 horsepower BUICK into the smallest AWD vehicle in your lineup. Carroll Shelby would approve. Naturally, the Juke-R required more than just a 2012 BUICK VERANO shoehorn to put all that power 2012 BUICK LACROSSE “It outstrips Lexus - It is the quietest car I have driven” down in such a small footprint. SPECIAL 3-YEAR LEASE • 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick Graeme Fletcher, National Post Bristling with aerodynamics, INCLUDING PREMIUM SERVICES • OnStar 6-month subscription directions and connections with • 2012 IIHS Top Safety Pick it’s like a Scarab beetle with Turn-by-Turn Navigation • 180 HP 2.4L ECOTEC engine with direct injection anger-management issues and • StabiliTrak electronic control system and traction control • 3 years Goodwrench service • 6-speed automatic with driver shift control attention deficit disorder AND • Quiet tuning interior cabin technology • 10 airbags and Stabilitrak electronic stability control scheduled maintenance rabies. Fantastic! • Quiet tuning interior cabin technology Nissan had previously not • OnStar with 6 month navigation plan and RemoteLink had any plans to actually build • 3 years OnStar navigation PURCHASE PRICE LEASE OFFER LEASE OFFER PURCHASE PRICE the little terror, but interest is $ % $ $ $ very high. They therefore will AT % AT • 3 years XM radio APR APR produce a very small number 36 MONTHS $1949 DOWN INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI 36 MONTHS $3469 DOWN of Juke-Rs, on a custom-order basis. Cost? Undetermined, but likely much more than the 0% 0% INCLUDES 0% GT-R. Worth every penny, if FINANCING FINANCING FINANCING CHROME 48 MONTHS 48 MONTHS 48 MONTHS you ask me. PACKAGE Mini releases Cooper S JCW GP That headline looks like I just typed out whatever I found floating in my lunchtime Alphagetti. Permit me to explain. The Mini Cooper is a very good little car, sprightly and fun to drive. Add an “S” and things Bluetooth, all terrain tires, trailer tow pkg, power group, air conditioning, Air conditioning, 4.8L V8, tilt wheel, cruise control, Power group, air conditioning, tilt, cruise, 4.8L V8, locking diff, get better, with turbocharging tilt, cruise, OnStar, Turn-By-Turn navigation & much more. Stk#8G27190 power locks and much more. Stk#844220 trailer tow pkg, am/fm/cd/mp3 and much more. Stk#855200 and a sportier feel. Add the “JCW” for John Cooper Works MSRP $33,785 MSRP $41,620 MSRP $39,680 and things get even more SALE PRICE SALE PRICE SALE PRICE better-er with more power, better cooling, and beefier alloys. I hardly need explain that the addition of “GP” means a Cooper that is even more 46 46 better-er-er. Out go the rear M.P.G M.P.G FINANCING FINANCING seats for weight savings, on go FOR 72 FOR 72 the aerodynamic tweaks, even MONTHS MONTHS more power and braking, and a race-spec suspension. How much is all this going to cost? Well, it’s already possible to spend more than $50,000 on a normal Cooper • 6 speed Automatic Transmission • 182 H.P. 2.4 litre 4 cyl Engine • Power windows, Power locks, • 6 speed Automatic Transmission • Deep tinted glass • Rear vision camera • 182 H.P 2.4 litre S JCW. Expect those two little Keyless entry • Air Condition • Bluetooth • 17” Aluminum wheels • IIHS Top Safety Pick for 2012 4 cyl Engine • Bluetooth • XM radio • Power windows, Power locks, Keyless entry additional letters to be very expensive indeed. Reminder: All-British Field BIWEEKLY Meet at VanDusen Gardens BIWEEKLY *Bi-weekly installments are calculated at MSRP based on 0% finance @72 months. Payments do not include taxes or administration fees. It’s going to be a lovely long weekend, so this is just a quick reminder to those of you who’ll be in town. VanDusen Gardens





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economy (9.2/6.6 litres/100 kilometres city/highway — AWD model) borders on exemplary. It can be a tad noisy though, when pushed. I also hope you made use of that flat-folding rear cargo area to pack your fun with you. The new electric powersteering is more boosted than the old CR-V, and while the handling is slightly improved — as well as the ride, with longer-stroke dampers — it stops well short of anything that could be considered sporty. Like the new Civic, the CR-V can be switched into Eco mode by depressing a green button to the left of the steering wheel. Doing so greatly reduces the sensitivity of the accelerator pedal. While forcing you to drive in the most fuel-efficient manner possible, it does make the CR-V feel very sluggish: leave this off if you’re climbing a series of hills. For most users, the frontwheel-drive CR-V will have all the functional practicality needed for daily life. However, it’s worth noting that the new all-wheel-drive system is a bit better. Rather than the old “slip and grip” AWD, the new, lighter system provides better grip from a dead stop, and works with the stability control for better sure-footedness. Verdict: Improved. Sort of. Features Standard features on the CR-V are more plentiful than ever. The base LX

version ($25,995+ freight) is anything but basic, boasting Bluetooth handsfree, heated seats, keyless entry, and privacy glass. Also standard — and an industry first — is a multiangle rearview camera that combines with the fullcolour multi-function display mounted high in the dash. Not that the CR-V is difficult to park, being about the same size as the old model, but this is an incredibly useful feature to have for that added bit of safety when backing out of a driveway. The ability to choose between three views is also great. Moving up to the EX and EX-L levels adds niceties such as alloy wheels and a leather interior, respectively. Also available for the Canadian market is a Touring edition with satellite navigation and unique trim. Patriotic-feelin’ folks should take note that this new CR-V is built in Alliston, Ont. Subdued styling, frugal operating costs, built two kilometres from a Tim Horton’s: yep, sounds pretty Canadian to me. Green light Good — if conservative — looks; sensible cargo layout; excellent fuel economy; rocksolid reliability; very good projected resale value. Stop sign Numb steering; some engine noise; few innovations; not particularly engaging to drive. See Serious page 55

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THE CR-V’s acceleration and fuel-economy are good but spirited driving isn’t this crossover’s strong suit.

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shaking your foot underneath the rear bumper — clever! Mazda CX-5 ($22,995) Riddle me this: how can a Mazda cute-ute with just 155 h.p. be so much more fun to drive than the CR-V? Answer: Zoom-Zoom. No, really, the CX-5 is light and nimble with lots of lovely steering feedback: kind of like a Miata with a backpack. It’s much more engaging than the CR-V, and not dissimilar when it comes to cargo room. On the other hand, all those Skyactiv fuel-saving tricks — like the Ferrariish 13:1 compression ratio — aren’t as proven as the Honda’s impeccable reliability record. What’s more, you really have to rev the CX-5 into the stratosphere to get anywhere; it might not suit your driving style.

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