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Police seek help in Horseshoe Bay holdups James Weldon jweldon@nsnews,com

POLICE are looking for a man they believe was behind two armed holdups reported in Horseshoe Bay over the past two weeks.

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PRIYANKA Vallabh (left), Mikayla Delgiglio and Magda Adkins showcase their glazed ceramic bowls made in Diane Fairey’s Carson Graham Grade 9 art class that were used in their school’s first-ever Empty Bowls fundraiser on Tuesday. The class made 95 bowls that guests could choose to fill with soup by donation to raise funds for the Greater Vancouver Food Bank.

The first encounter took place May 18 at about 11 p.m. when a tall man wearing a balaclava reportedly approached an employee of Troll’s Restaurant as she was leaving the eatery and threatened her with what appeared to be a gun. The suspect took the woman’s phone to prevent her from calling for help, and grilled her about cash at the restaurant, according to police. He then walked her down an alley, gave her phone back and fled. Two weeks later, B.C. Ferries employees reported a similarly frightening encounter when a staff member confronted a man who had been behaving suspiciously outside the B.C. Ferries building in the 6700-block of Keith Road. The suspect again produced what appeared to be a gun, ordered the victim back into the facility and demanded money. There was no cash on the See Police page 5

North Shore population is greying

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THE North Shore is getting older. Census figures released Tuesday showed local populations are aging at a much faster rate than in previous generations — a trend reflected across country as many of the baby boom generation enter their golden years. While the population of the North Shore as a whole grew by 3.2 per cent between 2006 and 2011, that was fuelled mainly by increasing numbers of seniors. “The older population grew quite rapidly relative to the working age population and the kids,” said Ryan Berlin, a demographer with the Vancouver-based Urban Futures. The number of seniors grew by more than 14 per cent on the

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North Shore in the past five years, while the number of children under 15 shrank by three per cent. Even a mini “toddler boom” in the City of North Vancouver pales in comparison to the overall aging of the North Shore’s population. Of the three communities on the North Shore, the grey tsunami is most keenly in evidence in West Vancouver, which ranked as the 12th oldest municipality in B.C. in 2011. More than 25 per cent of the 42,695 people who called West Vancouver home in the last census are now age 65 or older. While the population of West Vancouver held steady, growing

1.3 per cent since the 2006 census, that was largely fuelled by an increasing number of seniors. The number of seniors in West Vancouver grew by more than 12 per cent since 2006, while the numbers of working-age people and children both shrank. Children up to age 14 now make up only 13.8 per cent of the population in West Vancouver while those aged 80 or older accounted for almost nine per cent. Currently most of West Vancouver’s seniors are still relatively “youthful” baby boomers, said Berlin. “Many of these folks are still working and still doing the same things they were doing when they were 55,” he said. In future years, however, that aging population will likely have a greater impact on everything from municipal planning to ensuring there are longer “walk” times at crosswalks.

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WV spends most per capita: report

Mayor dismisses flawed methodology and ‘inaccuracies’

Brent Richter newsroom@nsnews.com

THE District of West Vancouver spends more tax dollars per resident than any other government in the Lower Mainland, according to the Business Council of British Columbia.

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WEST Vancouver is home to a number of choirs, including, not surprisingly, its own seniors choir. Twenty-five per cent of the municipality’s population is 65 or older.

City population up 6.7% in 5 years From page 1

North Vancouver is also growing older. Compared to West Vancouver — and to areas like Burnaby and the City of Vancouver — the District of North Vancouver does have a higher than average proportion of children under 15, who make up 17 per cent of the population. But that proportion has dropped since the last census. Overall, the number of children in the city and district of North Vancouver is down by three percent since 2006. The one anomaly in those figures is the presence of a minor “toddler” boom in the City of North Vancouver, accounting for an increase of about 100 children under age five between 2006 and 2011. But that isn’t expected to have any long-term impacts on school enrolment, said John Lewis, North Vancouver superintendent of schools. People may start their families while living in city apartments, but once those kids are school age, families often move out to areas where they can afford to live in a more traditional house with a yard, said Berlin. “Not a lot of folks choose to or want to raise kids in a 500-square-foot space 20 stories up in the air.” That’s one of the key factors driving people in the 25 to 40 age groups out of North Vancouver. If they return, said Lewis, it’s usually when they’re older and

more established — and their kids are already out of the public school system. Explaining that overall population growth doesn’t mean a growth in the population of school-age kids has been one of the challenges faced by the school district as it’s grappled with falling enrolments and school closures over the past decade, he added. The City of North Vancouver grew the fastest since the last census, increasing by 6.7 per cent, to a population of 48,196, between 2006 to 2011. The city also had the largest proportion of working-age people on the North Shore — at 72.5 per cent. Next door, in the District of North Vancouver, the population grew to 84,415 over the past five years — an increase of 2.2 per cent. In both the city and district, increasing numbers of seniors drove overall population figures. The number of seniors in the District of North Vancouver grew by 17.6 per cent, while the number in the city grew by 10.8 per cent. The greying of the population, driven by aging baby boomers, isn’t a surprise, said Berlin. “Ever since the baby boomers were born, they’ve shaped our demography.” It was in that environment that health care and pension systems were shaped, he said. The challenges now faced by those systems have been known about for a long time, he said, but “the census always reinforces the immediacy of dealing with them.”

NVSD closes Lucas Centre

Adult students will go to Carson Graham, not Balmoral, campus

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ADULT students who attend English language classes at Lucas Centre will be shuffled to night school at Carson Graham secondary and not the Balmoral campus, the North Vancouver Board of Education decided last week. The fate of adult education at Lucas Centre has been up in the air for some time. The board decided May 22 to move the Lucas programs for secondary students to the Balmoral campus as part of the board’s plan to consolidate all alternative programs. But the decision not to move adult classes to Balmoral came after a public outcry from the school’s neighbours in early May. Area residents had concerns about parking and traffic congestion, said school district superintendent John Lewis. School board trustees had nothing but kind words to say about Lucas Centre, which offers English language classes for

adults, many of whom are immigrants. Currently 200 adults are enrolled in the courses. But the board ultimately decided the $350,000 it would cost to keep the centre open would be better spent elsewhere. Trustees Susan Skinner and Barry Fowler voted against the motion, saying they would rather see the classes continue at Lucas Centre. “It takes a village to create literacy,” said Skinner, referring to the efforts of the Lucas Centre staff to create a supportive community for vulnerable immigrants. “Can we put a cost on the disruption to these families?” The four options on the table included keeping the classes at Lucas Centre at a cost of $350,000, offering night school classes at Carson Graham at a cost of $250,000 and not offering adult language courses at all. The board went for option three, a version of the night school choice in which fewer seats will be available, saving the school district $100,000. The night school courses will be offered starting in September 2012. While Lucas Centre currently offers classes during the day, the new classes will run from 4:30 to 7 p.m. The new timeslot concerned trustee Cyndi Gerlach, who pointed out that many of the adult students at Lucas Centre are mothers with young See Funding page 5

At $2,040, West Vancouver topped 21 Metro Vancouver governments in per capita spending in 2010 — a 64 per Mayor Michael Smith cent increase since 2000 when West Vancouver was ranked second overall. Adjusted for inflation and population growth, local governments are spending about 32 per cent more per capita now than in 2000. The numbers come from a report released by the business council this week. The result of spending growth has been property taxes creeping ever upward while other levels of government work to reign in spending, according to Jock Finlayson, BCBC’s executive vice-president. “Residents and businesses are looking for leaders to hold the line on spending and find ways to create efficiencies, collaborate, and use best practices to reallocate expenditures to the highest priority areas,” said Finlayson in a press release. West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith said the report is using flawed methods to judge the municipalities. “There are a lot of inaccuracies in that report,” Smith said. “They’re looking at expenses, not offsetting revenues. In our case, we’re the only municipality offering its own bus line but we get 100 per cent of that back from TransLink.” Smith said per capita spending is not a useful way to measure overall financial prudence, especially as West Vancouver has disproportionately fewer families compared to the more affordable Fraser Valley communities. “That skews the per capita costs. It costs just as much to provide water and sewer to a house with four or five people as it does for a house with one or two,” he said. “You can make numbers tell any story you want, but in this case, the numbers are far from telling the real story.” See West page 5

Pipeline protest hits bridge Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

TWO Greenpeace protesters rappelled off Lions Gate Bridge Tuesday morning to drape an antitarsands, anti-pipeline banner over Burrard Inlet. Traffic moving across the bridge was slowed as police cordoned off a lane in response to the protest. The two activists roped themselves to the bridge with climbing gear and lowered themselves over the side to unfurl a large banner showing a stylized design of an orca whale breaching in the middle of an oil slick. The banner read Save Our Coast No Tar Sands Pipelines. According to a Greenpeace statement, the activists hung the banner to protest a plan by Kinder Morgan to expand the capacity of its pipeline running from northern Alberta to Burnaby, which would see a huge increase in the number of oil supertankers in Burrard Inlet. Greenpeace is also protesting what it describes as Conservative government moves to shut down public debate on controversial projects like tarsands pipelines and gut environmental regulations. Greenpeace eventually removed the banner, said spokeswoman Christine Leclair, after deciding it was too windy to keep the banner up. “We knew we’d sent our message,” she said. Leclair declined to say if the banner will be making a reappearance on the bridge in the future.


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West Van reviewing all of its services From page 3

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WEST Vancouver police are hoping the public can help to identify the man in this picture, a suspect in the attempted robbery of the Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal.

Police likely seek single suspect From page 1

premises, however, so the would-be robber left empty-handed. In both instances, the man was described as six feet tall or more with a large build, wearing a ski mask. In the second case he was reportedly dressed in a beige shirt, blue jeans and gloves and carrying a backpack, knife and a handgun. The proximity of the crimes to one another and parallels in the M.O. have led investigators to conclude a single suspect was likely involved

in both, said Const. Lisa Schmidtke, a spokeswoman for the West Vancouver police. “There was a very similar operation of the suspect, and similar in reassuring the victim they weren’t going to be hurt,” she said. “Any time there is someone who is using a weapon in the commission of an offence, we want to bring them in and take that risk off the street.” Any member of the public with information about either incident is asked to call the WVPD at 604-925-7300.

Funding cuts may limit adult ed classes From page 3 children who find it more convenient to attend daytime classes. Skinner was also concerned that parents and students at Carson Graham secondary had not been consulted about the night school. The school district is also facing funding issues with the K-12 adult education classes. It was already subsidizing the program to the tune of $200,000 a year, but recent changes to the way the ministry of education funds

adult education has further strained the school district’s ability to offer the classes, said Lewis. The ministry will now hold back 25 per cent of the funding for adults until the students have successfully completed their course, and plans to hold back 50 per cent of the funding starting next year. Other options have recently opened up for adults who want to improve their English. The province announced in April that it would start funding students to take English language classes offered by colleges and universities.

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Smith said it is better to examine a government’s history of tax hikes, rather than its spending habits. West Vancouver has only had a 1.1 per cent increase in the last three years, and it was the only Metro Vancouver government to freeze its tax rates in 2012, he noted. As for spending, Smith said his council is always looking for ways to do more with less. “We’re reviewing all of our business units with an end objective of ensuring that we know exactly what services we’re offering and why we’re offering them and whether we need to be offering them and can they be offered in a more cost effective way,” he said. “All of that is going to unfold in the future.” Smith said local governments’ hands are tied when it comes to some cost issues like dealing with police and firefighters’ labour costs, which are often imposed by an arbitrator when a settlement with the respective unions can’t be reached. “We’ve lobbied the provincial government to give us the tools to change that and there’s been no reaction,” he said. The Business Council of British Columbia’s report ranks the City of North Vancouver 10th out of the 21 Lower Mainland governments at $1,285 per capita — up 42 per cent since 2000. The District of North Vancouver spends $1,206 per capita, the eighth highest in Metro.

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HE provincial government’s justification for its Orwellian Animal Health Act is not only worrying, it’s an insult to the public’s intelligence. Bill 37 overrides B.C.’s Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act to make it a crime punishable with jail time to reveal information about a disease outbreak among animals. The provision doesn’t apply to the media or the general public, just to those who administer the act — meaning whistleblowers. It has been rightfully condemned by the province’s information and privacy commissioner. The Liberals argue the law will make the public safer by encouraging farmers to report suspicions about disease, secure in the knowledge that their businesses won’t be sullied in the headlines. The same reasoning could be

applied to any number of safety issues that embarrass those responsible. By the province’s rationale, unsanitary restaurants,contaminatedfoodproducts, toxic spills — all should be protected in the same way, and yet somehow the government sees no reason to do so. Sadly, the most plausible explanation for this seemingly arbitrary move is the protection of our legislators’ pet industries, first among them fish farms. Victoria has a long record of willful blindness to problems with aquaculture. The government has ignored or shouted down those who hold up evidence that open-net farms are centres of contagion that endanger young wild salmon. More than likely, Bill 37 is just the latest front in that battle If this is true, our leaders should come clean, and stop insulting the public to whom they owe their jobs.

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Dear Editor: I am writing today to express my disappointment in the recent absolute lack of response from our elected member of Parliament, Andrew Saxton. Mr. Saxton was elected by the members of our community to be our voice in Ottawa and to represent our community. I expect that this means all the members of our community, not just those that can be found on a society page or with a cheque book at election time. I am the parent of two young Canadians. They have been raised as true Canadians and they are proud of their heritage, their culture and their community. At various stages in their young adult life, they have questioned decisions that have an effect on their lives. As a family we can discuss them, but if you want to know more or you want to be a catalyst for change with something you believe in, where do you go? As a Canadian I know the

answer is clear, you have an elected official who acts as your member of Parliament. This person is elected by the majority to act as a liaison between this community and Ottawa. We should be able to ask a question and receive a response. The official can choose to provide context or advocate for it, but key to this is at minimum, acknowledge it. You do not need to agree with what is being said, but the role as a representative includes communication with your constituents. I have two children ages 21 and 19. Each of them have had questions about political matters and have written to their member of Parliament on at least five occasions. Neither have ever received a response of any kind. Both of my children have travelled to Ottawa with a wonderful program for young people that included meeting your MP in the Houses of Parliament. Neither were met by our representative and each was

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forced to have their pictures taken with a “borrowed MP.” More recently, my daughter wrote to her MP and others to express her dismay in the cancellation of funding for the Katimavik program in the last budget cuts. Her letter was respectful and well crafted. She has received numerous responses from across the country including from Minister of Finance James Flaherty, and Minister of Heritage James Moore. The glaring omission from this list of responses was from our own representative, Mr. Saxton. I was concerned about this lack of a response because it speaks to the core of who we are as Canadians. If you cannot communicate your feelings to your elected official, what have we come to? I wrote my own letter imploring Mr. Saxton to please respond to the concerns that my daughter had expressed. My own communication has been ignored and it has been well over three weeks.

Mr. Saxton, you do not have to agree with what was being expressed, but you do owe your constituents a response. Your disregard for communicating with the people you represent has lost me as a supporter. You have done a great disservice to your role in Canadian politics and I welcome the representative who is standing in the wings ready to take your place. It can’t be soon enough if you ask me. Alison Andresen North Vancouver

Keep beach lifeguards

Dear Editor: I am writing in response to your May 23 story, Lifeguards Cut at 2 North Van Parks. I witnessed a life-saving action by the lifeguards on duty during one of the municipal-sponsored “music in the park” performances last summer. A teenager had swum out to the float and was 25 metres from the float swimming back to shore when he started panicking and was clearly having difficulty keeping his head above water. Some of his friends jumped in and swam towards him but the lifeguards on duty were very quick with their small boat and in my opinion, saved the young man from drowning. This act alone surely must justify some sort of safety system to cover the ever increasing number of inexperienced swimmers now visiting our local beaches. Lets hope no one has to pay the ultimate price for this “budget cut.” Robert Ogden North Vancouver

Remotes are getting smarter

Dear Editor: I think it’s rather nice to have some (smartmeter) Luddites around to remind us where we were and how far we’ve come. As I move into my 80s, I enjoy a remote to open my car door, a remote to open my garage door, a remote for my CD player, four remotes for my two TV sets and I’m about to get hearing aids which come with a remote

for volume control, a remote to connect my cellphone directly to my hearing aids for handsfree driving and a remote to connect my TV set directly to my hearing aid. In my retirement years, I also think it would be fun to see the effect of playing with various electrical usages in my home. Bev Penhall North Vancouver

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Liberals want your trust on Hydro’s plans

THERE’S a part of government that is spending gargantuan amounts of money, yet operates beyond the scrutiny normally applied to such operations.

That would be BC Hydro, the Crown corporation that has embarked on a multibillion (yes, billion) dollar spending program that dwarfs pretty much anything else in government when it comes to brick-and-mortar projects. However, the B.C. government has opted to shut down a three-week hearing by the B.C. Utilities Commission that would have peeled back the covers that have hidden the details of many B.C. Hydro activities. Although most of the attention arising from that decision has focused on rate increases, the real downside of it is a missed opportunity to shine a light on some very expensive undertakings that will potentially hit taxpayers’

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pocketbooks in a major way. BC Hydro is planning to spend well in excess of $15 billion in the coming years as it upgrades — and in some instances, expands — its aging network of dams, generation facilities and transmission lines. Just last week, the Crown corporation filed for a permit to upgrade the John Hart Generation Station near Campbell River. That project alone will cost more than $1.3 billion, but it’s far from being the only expensive project on

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the drawing board. There’s the $700-million transmission line between the Interior and Metro Vancouver, set for completion in late 2015. The Northwest transmission line will cost more than $560 million, and the Ruskin Dam upgrade is pegged at $780 million. Then there’s the controversial smart meter program, which is budgeted at $930 million and may cost even more. Want more? Well, the granddaddy of them all is the proposed Site C dam project on the Peace River. The cost for this megaproject could exceed a whopping $8 billion if it ever gets built. As an example of the huge amount of money BC Hydro throws around, consider this: we’re still a long way from seeing even a shovel in the ground for the Site C project, and the corporation has already spent nearly $300 million on studies, consulting and a re-design of the dam itself.

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this kind of money?). It is another example of the complete betrayal of a key promise in the B.C. Liberals’ 2001 platform: that it would give the utilities commission real independence from political interference. To be clear, it’s hard to argue with much of BC Hydro’s spending (hydroelectric dams, after all, need upgrading to be safe). But it would be nice for the taxpayers’ peace of mind to know their energy company was doing everything it could to ease the financial burden when it comes to hydro rates, which will inevitably spike upwards big time a few years from now. However, the government has simply said “trust us” on this one. Don’t be surprised if most people take a pass on that. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca

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Friday, June 1, 2012 - North Shore News - A9

Thanks for the high chairs and bacon

A trip to two Vancouver Main Street eateries last week has helped me sort out a problem that has vexed restaurateurs since prehistoric man first started serving his pterodactyl Tuesdays special: How to make young families feel welcome without other patrons throwing pointy things at their youngins.

My young family and I hit Restaurant No. 1 — a clean, bustling joint specializing in flatbread — for a Saturday lunch and were promptly seated by a lovely waitress, her tattoos tactfully concealed by her long-sleeved shirt. Massivecalved cyclists in their tight, padded shorts sat munching on fresh basil and blackberry salad while sipping all-natural root beers. My 20-month-old toddler was soon lounging in a slim, space-age high chair that looked as if it had been clipped from the pages of famous Danish design magazine Kool Stoof. An organic menu built around delicious flatbreads featured such exotic toppings as nut-free pesto, Capriny goat’s cheese and schinken speck — that’s German for ham bacon, or as I like to call it, yes please. Their sensible but exciting kids’ menu featured creamy

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macaroni and cheese for fatherrun families and free-range chicken with carrot sticks for mother-run operations. We got the chicken. A nice-sized family washroom boasted a change table that was not disgusting, which is, in fact, the highest designation Health Canada can award to a public change table. Topping it all off was a designated kids corner full of wooden kitchen toys where little tykes could pretend to prepare their own organic flatbread creations. It looked like parental paradise. One day later Restaurant No. 2 greeted us with a cascade of water falling through the ceiling despite the odd fact that it had stopped raining hours ago. Massive-bearded bikers in their 20-pound boots sat chomping on drywall screws and drinking pints of black ale. A lovely waitress whose

arms were tactfully covered by tattoos showed us in and my son was soon awash in a utilitarian booster seat that looked like it had been lifted out of a McDonald’s booth circa 1985. An organic menu — it was Main Street, after all, where non-organic food is scarcer than sensibly fitting trousers — featured delicious artery cloggers like pulled pork poutine, organic chicken wings and craft-brewed beer. The kids’ menu boasted such classics as tap water and strawberry spinach salad — hold the spinach, hold the salad. Topping it all off was one unisex washroom the size of a hobbit’s suitcase that provided a great opportunity for parents to change a child while playing the popular “don’t touch anything” game. So, of course, when the bills from the two different restaurants were settled and the organic food was on its way to my kid’s organic diaper, there was no doubt in anyone’s mind that the dirty, leaky cauldron was by the far the better meal. Wait, better? Yes, better. Kid-friendly flatbread was, in fact, more like kid-fearful flatbread for our little guy. As we waited for our meals at the perky, don’t-call-itpizza place, my son toddled over to the play area to kill some time. Soon one stroller rolled through the door, then another. Then came a double-

decker job packed with so many little rascals it looked like a tiny limo on the way to baby prom. By now it was stroller derby and the servers looked as if they were about to get tossed into the alligator pit. The thing about kids my son’s age is they don’t really play with each other, it’s more like yell near each other. The packed fake kitchen beside the bustling real kitchen inside the crowded restaurant was not, in fact, a great place to play. It was like Gordon Ramsay’s

Hell’s Kitchen in there but with less swearing and the same amount of crying. The food arrived and we knew something was wrong when my son continued to look around, wild-eyed in the growing din, while his chicken sat untouched. Normally he’s like the common shrew, eating 90 per cent of his body weight each day to give him the energy he needs to gnaw on things and forage for small insects. This place, however, was

just too crazy. On a separate note, when did restaurants decide to start calling pizza flatbread? Who are they trying to fool? Who was like: “Hell no I don’t want no pizza. Oh, you’ve got some bread that’s flat? What do you put on there? Tomato sauce? Cheese? A little bit of spicy ham?! Mushrooms! I’ll have four!!” The next day at Restaurant No. 2 we all had a grand old

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INQUIRING REPORTER SOARING gas prices have been in the news since Friday, when the cost of gas topped 1.50 a litre at many Lower Mainland pumps. The higher prices shattered previous records. Some drivers are looking at ditching their cars and walking, riding a bike, or hopping on a bus instead. Others are gritting their teeth and reaching deeper into their pockets. Find us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us whether pain at the pumps has you thinking about driving less. — Jen St. Denis

Patrick Foster North Vancouver Yes, a little bit, although I use public transport quite a bit anyway. I’m not actively looking for ways to drive less so much as I am cognizant of the fact that I should continue to drive less.

Do high gas prices have you choosing other ways of getting around?

Ron Cameron North Vancouver I want the fools in our government to build a refinery up by the oil sands, refine our oil, and sell it to us for 75 cents a litre. They could do that instead of sending (oil) to China.

Brandon Woods, North Vancouver I do drive, but I drive as little as possible. I ride my bike everywhere I can . . . and I do buy a bus pass, because I’m sharing a car with someone else.

Susan Harley North Vancouver Yes, I walk a lot more.

Bonnie Nagel North Vancouver Definitely — that’s why I’m walking today!

CapU VP wins Woman of Distinction ‘ID, please. Are you over age?’ A Capilano University administrator is one of this year’s YWCA Women of Distinction award winners.

Catherine Vertesi

Catherine Vertesi is Capilano’s vice-president of international, external relations and new initiatives. The Montreal-born, Vancouver-raised woman has devoted her career to excellence in education. Vertesi has an MBA from the University of British Columbia. Vertesi has won awards for excellence in teaching and student service. She is a founding board

member of the International Educators Association of Canada. A mother of three, Vertesi also finds time to volunteer with Ronald McDonald Children’s Charities, the Minerva Foundation and the Girl Guides of Canada. The annual Women of Distinction award “honours women whose outstanding achievements contribute to the well-being and future of our community,” according to the YWCA website. Women are nominated in categories such as arts, business, education and community. — Jen St. Denis

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time. The food was equally great — my son devoured large portions of everyone’s meals — and when he got bored he just walked around and made casual conversation with the hipsters, who all seemed pretty interested in what he had to offer. “Diggers. Big truck. Eat, eat, eat!” he’d say. “I hear ya,” they answered. By the end of the two meals it was obvious: the problem with kid-friendly restaurants is all those durned kids. The fix? A baby bouncer. He could stand at the door letting in just a couple of teeny tinys at a time. He’d need to have a strong will so as

not to be bribed by organic animal crackers or slightly smushed bananas. Maybe I’m judging this contest through amber-coloured glasses — did I mention Restaurant No. 2 stocked the finest craftbrewed ales in B.C.? The real answer here might just be to get dad drunk. Whatever you do, restaurateurs, whether you specialize in high balls or ball pits, thank you for doing your best to make little ones and big daddies welcome. Remember that babies grow up to be bottomless teenagers and daddies grow up to be goldcard grandpas. But whatever you do, don’t skimp on the schinken speck. aprest@nsnews.com

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City to lobby feds on fish habitat CapU awards Tim Jones honorary degree Brent Richter newsroom@nsnews.com

30-year North Shore Rescue veteran not ‘an academic’ Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.comJ

NORTH Shore Rescue team leader Tim Jones said his first reaction on learning he was being awarded an honorary degree by Capilano University was “Are you sure you’ve got the right guy?” “I do have a degree from Simon Fraser University, but I never considered myself an academic,” said Jones. “I’m really honoured.” Jones, a longtime team leader and the public face of North Shore Rescue, was awarded an honorary Doctor of Laws degree by the university this week for his work on behalf of the rescue team. Over the past 20 years, Jones has taken part in more than 1,400 search and rescue operations. He was also co-

Tim Jones founder of the rescue team’s heavily used helicopter rescue program, and established its extensive communication network. Jones has been no slouch in the fundraising department either, helping to generate more than $1.5 million for the team’s operations and equipment over the years. Jones is also in his 30th year as paramedic in charge

of the North Vancouver B.C. Ambulance Service. Jones said when the university first started calling, he hadn’t checked the team’s administrative line for a couple of weeks and assumed they wanted somebody to give a talk. Jones said he’s honored to be recognized, and hopes any recognition can be used to help raise money for the rescue team. The team will mark its 50th year in 2015 and plans to kick off a drive to develop a “legacy fund” next year that will be used to maintain equipment, said Jones. Jones said he’s taken some ribbing from other team members, who are more used to seeing him jumping out of helicopters than dressed up in a suit. Others honoured by Capilano University at its spring convocation Monday were Stephen Lewis, former ambassador to the United Nations and longtime AIDS activist and Jo-ann Archibald, a researcher in the area of First Nations education. The honorary doctorate degree recognizes those who have made substantial contributions to society at the provincial, national and international levels.

NORTH Vancouver city council members are joining in the pushback against the federal government’s plan to strip the Fisheries Act of provisions that ban or limit activities that result in the harm or destruction of fish habitat. In a resolution to be forwarded to the

North Shore’s MPs and MLAs, ministers of fisheries and agriculture and the Union of B.C. Municipalities, council argues that protection of fish habitat is an important community value for North Vancouver residents and in the city’s official community plan. Coun. Craig Keating suggested the resolution at Monday night’s council meeting on the advice of a constituent. The federal Conservatives are looking to amend the Fisheries Act as part of their omnibus budget bill currently in Parliament.

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Sprinkling is permitted between 4 a.m.–9 a.m. (no more evening sprinkling) for even-numbered addresses on: Mondays (new), Wednesdays and Saturdays for odd-numbered addresses on: Tuesdays (new), Thursdays and Sundays For more information, please contact Metro Vancouver at www.metrovancouver.org or your local municipality.

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Your feedback will be used to fine-tune the space and program plan and prepare our final recommendations for Commission and Council. For more information on background materials and resources, please refer to www.northvanrec.com. For more information on the Community Open House contact Joyce Parkin, 604-983-6546 or parkinj@northvanrec.com

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BRIGHT LIGHTS

by Paul McGrath Chelsea House Preschool fundraiser at Bellevue Gallery

Nicole and Carlo Wein and Ewa and Tim Kostamo

Shae Rowland and Cindy Oishi The Bellevue Gallery hosted a fundraising evening for Chelsea House Preschool May 10. The West Vancouver gallery presented a children’s art exhibition from May 4 to 12, featuring works created by Chelsea House children. At the evening event, guests enjoyed appetizers and refreshments as they bid on the colourful art pieces adorning the gallery walls.

Kevin and Kim Gould and Kirsten Pejman

Jon and Lisa Greyell

Stefano and Candace Walker

Chelsea House Preschool owner Lesley McRae and Ian McRae

Mark and Judy Barton

Craig Giles and Jenn Palsenbarg

Please direct requests for event coverage to: emcphee@nsnews.com. For more Bright Lights photos go to: www.nsnews.com/galleries.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE

Cadence Weapon mixes it up on Hope in Dirt City: Page 17 Touchstone Theatre premieres Peter Boychuk’s Shelter in the Storm: Page 19 Snow White, meet Grumpy: Page 24

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AUTHOR Charlotte Gill spent 17 seasons as a treeplanter working on the Canadian Shield, in foothills of the Albertan Rockies and in many parts of British Columbia. Her account of the rugged treeplanting lifestyle, Eating Dirt, won the 2012 B.C. Book Prize for Non-Fiction.

CHARLOTTE GILL’S EATING DIRT WINS B.C. BOOK PRIZE

Vancity Theatre explores independent Iranian cinema in Disseminating Dissent: Page 25 Capturing the natural world in Landscape Photography: Page 29 More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

Tribal tales

■ Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the Tree-Planting Tribe by Charlotte Gill. Greystone Books, Sept. 2011, 264 pages.

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CHARLOTTE Gill wants you to taste the dirt.

Her 2011 book, Eating Dirt: Deep Forests, Big Timber, and Life with the TreePlanting Tribe, is a lyrical journey through the backwaters, bush and clear cuts of one tree planting season. “I just wanted to describe what it was like from the inside,” says Gill, speaking by phone from her home in Powell River. “So people could feel what it was like to put on a pair of caulk boots and walk around in a clear cut or be rained on all day.” In May, Gill was awarded a B.C. Book Prize for her non-fiction account of one of the province’s dirtiest and hardest jobs. It’s a subject she knows well: for 20 years, Gill planted trees in every nook and cranny of B.C. She began writing the book in 2006 at the beginning of her second-to-last year on the job. “I knew that it was going to be a really incredible year,” says Gill. “I knew that we would have all kinds of really wacky adventures. We were living on a barge (that) had berths for 14 people and there were 20 of us living on it, and we were going out to these really amazing, remote places. Almost every day there was

something unexpected happening.” In the book, trucks flip over, break down in the middle of nowhere and are driven at high speed over logging roads. A too-close encounter with a mama grizzly bear necessitates a helicopter rescue. Love is lost and found; there are motel-room parties and bar fights. Interspersed with these moments of high drama are vivid descriptions of the work itself: the tools, the history and the physical toll of planting tree after tree after tree in rough terrain. In Gill’s telling, the job is both awful and wonderful. “I felt that what was so great about the experience and what was so awful about the experience was this sensory overload, all day every day,” says Gill. “It was impossible to be bored or to feel nothing. I feel like those things are cumulative. It’s really hard to show someone a photo and say this is why I love my job.” Gill started out writing the book as a novel, but quickly realized the book would be better suited to literary non-fiction. “I had all these great stories catalogued from years and years of doing the job,” says Gill. “I thought well, if it makes a really great true story, why not tell that true story?” Writing a non-fiction account also allowed her to explore the biology of forests and trees, and delve into the question of whether all those little trees she planted See Eating page 29


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CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca. 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: 604-903-3798 or www.artists4kidscom. The Bakehouse: 2453 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Saturday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m., Sunday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. The Bakehouse in Edgemont Village: 1050 Queens Rd., North Vancouver. 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: www. bellevuegallery.ca. Binkley Sculpture Studios: 535 East First St., North Vancouver. Info: www.MichaelBinkley.com or 604-984-8574. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Hours:

Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday 8 a.m.-5:30 p.m. Sunday, 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-9820. 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.nsartists.ca. Members of The North Shore Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works every month. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915. www.bucklandsoutherst.com. Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Capilano Library: 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-4471 or www.nvdpl.ca. Capilano University: Maple Building, 2055 Purcell Way, See more page 15

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Blues rocker Colin James is headlining the concert schedule with a performance on the Main Stage at Ambleside at 8:35 p.m. Saturday night. Other acts scheduled to perform tomorrow at various West Vancouver locations include The Odds featuring Shaun Verrault, AJ Woodworth, the Dal Richards Orchestra, Adam Woodall Band, Norman Foote, Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, The Belle Game, Fred Penner, Maria Gabrielle Barrington, She Stole My Beer, Mark Coghlan, Donna Newsom, The Karen Fowlie Band, Sarah McLachlan School of Music, North Shore Celtic Ensemble, Eagle Song Dancer, Marcus Mosely Chorale and the Tennessee Three with Bob Wootton.

Some of the events and times scheduled for tomorrow include: — Squamish Nations Welcome: 9:30 a.m. Hollyburn elementary school — Centennial Senior’s Walk: 10:35 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Beach Parking Lot — Ambleside Master’s Mile: 10:30 a.m. Ambleside — J.P. Fell Pipe Band: 11:15 a.m. Dundarave Community Concert Stage — Official Opening: 11:30 a.m. Main Stage — Sarah McLachlan School of Music Noon Family Stage — Dal Richards Orchestra: Noon Ambleside Main Stage — Wednesday at Ernie’s: Noon Beer Garden (19+) — North Shore Celtic Ensemble: 1:05 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage — Norman Foote and Friends: 1:35 p.m. Family Stage — Adam Woodall Band: 1:35 p.m. Beer Garden (19+) — AJ Woodworth: 2 p.m. Horsehoe Bay Main Stage — Ambleside Orchestra: 2 p.m. Dundarave Community Concert Stage — Marcus Mosely Choir: 2:10 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage — Fred Penner: 3 p.m. Family Stage — The Bond Street: 3:10 p.m. Beer Garden (19+) — The Belle Game: 3:15 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage — Tennessee Three: 4:20 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage — She Stole My Beer: 4:45 p.m. Beer Garden (19+) — Karen Fowlie & the West Coast Sound Experience: 5 p.m. Horseshoe Bay Main Stage — Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts 5:40 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage. — Odds featuring Shaun Verreault: 7:15 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage — Colin James 8:35 p.m. to 10 p.m. Ambleside Main Stage. For a complete schedule visit westvan100.ca.


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CALENDAR From page 14 North Vancouver. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www. centennialtheatre.com. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Studio —The Abstract Experience: An exhibition of fourteen artists large abstract works on paper will run until June 16. Painting demonstration: Saturday, June 2, 1-3 p.m. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: WednesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or www.coastalpatternsgallery.com. Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: www. davidpirrie.com. Delany’s Coffee House: 2424 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-921-4466. Delany’s Coffee House: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of masks See more page 16

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DEEP Cove artist Tansy Sverre is showing her work in a new exhibit, Larger than Still Life, at Seymour Art Gallery through June 24. The gallery is open seven days a week 10 a.m. - 5 p.m. For more details visit www.seymourartgallery.com.

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DELHI-BASED Raqs Media Collective (Shuddhabrata Sengupta, Jeebesh Bagchi and Monica Narula) unveil a new work, The Primary Education of the Autodidact, tonight at The Audain Gallery in partnership with Indian Summer Arts Society. The work, commissioned for the gallery’s summer program, will be on display in the gallery windows at 149 West Hastings Street until Sept. 4. For more on the Indian Summer Soceity and this year’s schedule visit indiansummerfestival.ca From page 15 by Meghan Carich and photography by Thom Harvey Kline until July 24. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibit of Laurel Terlesky’s paintings until June 19. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or www. ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 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. 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 rpayne@westvancouver.ca. 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 applications: email gallery@westvancouver.ca. Info: 604-925-7266. The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-947-2454 or www.biac.ca. Hours: Friday-Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery Jones: 1531 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2233. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: TuesdaySee more page 18


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CALENDAR From page 16 Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9801699 or www.gcartstudio@ shaw.ca. Glimpses: Photographer Niloofar Miry’s work will be on display June 5-29. Artist

reception: Saturday, June 16, 3-7 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www. kaymeekcentre.com or 604913-3634. 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. lionsbayartgallery.com or 604921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists.

Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 301-1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: www.nsartists.ca/garyeder or 604-929-4001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver,

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Setting it straight

Our May 18 story chronicling the award-winners at Theatre BC’s North Shore Zone Festival of Plays omitted one award winner. Janet Dundas from Between Shifts Theatre won Best Achievement in Costumes for her costume design for The Cemetery Club.


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THEATRE TOUCHSTONE THEATRE PRESENTS SHELTER FROM THE STORM

A premiere to remember

■ Shelter From The Storm, written by Peter Boychuk and produced by Touchstone Theatre in Association with Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre, June 1-9 at the Firehall Arts Centre, 280 East Cordova St., Vancouver. Tickets: firehallartscentre.ca or 604-689-0926. Info: www. touchstonetheatre.com.

LYNN VALLEY VILLAGE COMMUNITY EVENTS

Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

TONIGHT marks the official opening of Peter Boychuk’s first full-length professional production, Shelter From The Storm, at the Firehall Arts Centre and it will most certainly be a night to remember for the emerging Vancouver playwright.

After years of dedicated toil, Boychuk’s provocative work photo Pink Monkey Studios exploring Canadians’ changing relationship with Americans LINDSAY Winch and Kyle Jespersen are featured performers in Shelter from the escaping war and seeking refuge Storm opening tonight at Firehall Arts Centre. north of the border is ready to be Grade 2, playing the title role of Peter Rabbit. shared with audiences, and the moment will be one Boychuk will “It was very exciting,” laughs Boychuk, now 32. “Whitehorse clearly relish. has quite an active community theatre scene so I did show after “It’s all just incredibly exciting for me to feel like I’m stepping show growing up.” up to a new level,” he says. He estimates that by the time he left the Yukon in Grade 12 to Produced by Touchstone Theatre, in association with attend local Langley Fine Arts School, he’d been in 20 shows. Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre, Shelter Initially believing acting to be his true calling, Boychuk enrolled From The Storm will close Touchstone’s current season. Its run will in Langara’s Studio 58, though eventually playwriting stole his continue until June 9. Originally from Whitehorse, Yukon, Boychuk has long been active in theatre. He recalls taking the stage in his first show in See Touchstone page 28

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CALENDAR 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. 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.

From page 18 604-924-1378 or www. seymourartgallery.com. Larger Than Still Life: An exhibit of Tansy Sverre’s large still life acrylic paintings will run until June 24. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Studio visits by appointment. Info: 604922-5356 or www.sheltonart. com. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. Trees and Their Amazing Technicolour Dreamcoats: Sherry Cooper’s mixed media work of tree branches will run until June 10. A Colourful Life: Oil painter Anne-Marie Calder and watercolour painter Jose Kernahan will display their colourful work from June 12 to 24. Opening reception: Tuesday, June 12, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-3750694 or www.emmarts.ca. Show and Sale: The first Saturday of each month noon5 p.m. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or www. starfireattheferries.com. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m.,

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100 years, 100 artists

ONE hundred artists (including internationally-renowned painter Ross Penhall) celebrate both West Vancouver’s centenary and the Ferry Building Gallery’s 100th birthday with specially-created 12”X12” canvases on display in the gallery at Amleside Landing June 5-17. Penhall, and other artists who got their start at the Ferry Building (such as Bobbie Burgers and Cori Creed), will have their work on view. An opening reception is scheduled for June 5 from 6 to 9 p.m. and a Meet the Artists event is set for Saturday, June 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604209-1197. Wisdom Made Visible: A group art exhibit of two and three dimensional work will run from June 14 to July 7. Opening reception: Thursday,

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STARTING next week, keen observers may notice trees suddenly sporting warm vests.

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Fear not, the new look has nothing to do with a pine beetle infestation. Instead, the knitted attire is part of a unique community public art project called Tag . . . You’re Knit! Presented by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, the project employs a form of “yarn bombing,” a somewhat new addition to the art world, in which pieces of knitting are wrapped around trees and poles and added to various parts of urban landscape. The yarn-bombing art installation will consist of numerous pieces of knitting that will appear at various sites around North Vancouver city. “Where they’re going to end up will be a surprise, of course, so that’s the yarn bombing component of it,” explains Linda Feil, executive director of the arts council. As part of the project, the arts council has held a number of community workshops for anyone wanting to learn how to knit, and for those wanting to add their work to the yarnbombing project. The first beginner workshop attracted more than 20 new knitters, as well as a number of seasoned knitters who showed up to help the beginners. Other workshops have attracted up to 40 people, and a wide range of ages. At one workshop, which featured knitting with fingers, not needles, and using plarn (plastic yarn) instead of yarn, there was a 55-year-old, a five-year-old and a twentysomething among the group. Initially, the five-yearold was very enthusiastic, and the other two less so; they had clearly been dragged along by their partners, notes Feil. By the end of the workshop, however, the two older participants were very engaged, and the 55-year-

Face Forward: Karma Face Cosmetics and The Five Agency present Face Forward, a celebration for those who have paid it forward and a grateful opportunity to carry forward the notion, Wednesday, June 6, 7-10:30 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. Enjoy a live musical performance by Vancouver’s own Will Blunderfield, guest speakers, empowering fashion by local designers and bid on items during a silent auction. Tickets: $50, by phone at 604684-2787. Call centre hours are 8 a.m.-4 p.m. Monday to Thursday, 8 a.m.-2 p.m. Friday, closed Saturday and Sunday Proceeds to YWCA Canada. Fashion Fundraiser: Enjoy an evening of fashion and make a difference for the BC Centre For Ability at Jacqueline Conoir Boutique & Studio, 164 West Fifth Ave. in Vancouver. Jacqueline Conoir will donate the proceeds from an auction of six designs from the fashion show as well as 10 per cent of the evening’s sales to the foundation. Hosted by Ronnie Negus, of the Real Housewives of Vancouver, with Mandy Ross as emcee, the evening will also include the launch of jewelry designer Bun’s lipstick line and live art provided by artists Raymond Chow and Monika Blichar. Tickets: $125, at www.luvngraceaffair.com. NEWS photo Paul McGrath

JESSICA Glesby picks up the sticks at a Tag . . . You’re Knit! “knit-in” at North Vancouver’s City Centre Park. Experienced and novice knitters joined in. old even took home a bag of knitting to work on. “I never knew the legs this would have,” says Feil of the project. “I never realized how it reaches into the community in such an incredible way.” For a $10 deposit anyone

may also take home a bag put together by the arts council that contains a set of knitting needles, a ball of yarn, a template, and an instruction book about how to do a simple stitch. Participants who complete three stages of the at-home kit (each stage is

a new ball of yarn) and return their completed knitting may keep the bag and its contents. The completed pieces will also be added to the final installation project. See Knitting page 22

Craft Jury: On Friday, June 15 the North Vancouver Community Arts Council will hold a jury session for the Canada Day Craft Fair (July 1) and the Civic Plaza Craft Fairs (July 21-22 and Aug. 18-19). Artisan’s wares must be handmade by the submitting artist. For details and a downloadable application form, visit www.nvartscouncil.ca. — Compiled by Layne Christensen

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“It’s unbelievable,” says Feil about the number of people who are participating. Todate,thereare104knitters

registered with the project. “The final project is really just a bonus and a way of demonstrating the involvement,” says Feil. The message behind the project is about the intrinsic value of art in all forms, and its ability to bring people together in a way they may never have interacted before, explains Feil. “People will find themselves engaged in conversation over some knitting needles and yarn, and the next thing you know they’re having coffee together,” she says. “That’s how you build community.” Participants completing squares of knitting for the installation are being asked to include some general information about themselves, such as their profession or their age. That information will be laminated and pinned to the final pieces. The number of yarnbombing locations will depend

on how much knitting is submitted for the project. In order to maintain some control of the esthetic of the final installation, the arts council has chosen the material (the yarn) and colours used. The colours are the same as the colour bars on the arts council logo: orange, teal blue, dark blue and green. Feil says the council would like to start yarn bombing during the week of June 9June 17, which happens to be International Knit In Public Week, also known as World Wide Knit In Public Day (a series of knitting days around the world). Yarn bombing has been popular around the world for about five years, notes Feil, adding a lot of groups and individuals are using it to make statements. In one city, a group covered a military tank on display with

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pink knitting as a way to soften its edges and send a message. “It’s a phenomenon that’s being used in a variety of ways,” says Feil. She says there seems to be a renewed interest in knitting, and the hobby that may have seemed old-fashioned to some has lost some of that stigma thanks to yarn bombing. Yarn bombing has helped change the image of knitting and has given it a different context, she notes, adding people are no longer looking at knitting just to make baby booties. “It’s a different kind of graffiti,” says Feil, adding, “It’s really good for you mentally and physically.” The skill development is challenging, and that also seems to be attracting a number of people to knitting. Feil says once the yarn bombing pieces are in place, the goal is to keep them up until it’s time to hang the city’s Christmas decorations. After that, any pieces that remain will be taken down, washed and used to make blankets for homeless people. Tag . . . You’re Knit! is a city-funded project, so the installations will only be distributed throughout North Vancouver city, but anyone can participate in the project. Although Feil says there is nothing organizers can do to prevent the knitted pieces from getting wet once they are in place, she has learned a few tricks to keep them safe from other hazards. For example, if bombing a tree, make sure the knitting is high enough to hook over the branches so it doesn’t stretch or fall. More importantly: Don’t bomb low because dogs will pee on it. For more information about the Tag . . . You’re Knit! project, visit the website at www. nvartscouncil.ca.


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KRISTEN Stewart stars as Snow White in the fantasy epic adventure Snow White and the Huntsman opening at Park & Tilford today.

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■ Snow White and the Huntsman. Directed by Rupert Sanders. Starring Kristen Stewart, Charlize Theron, Chris Hemsworth and Sam Claflin. Rating 6 (out of 10)

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You were seated beside me at the promotional screening for Snow White and the Huntsman the other night. I recognized you as a fellow movie critic, since you were seated in one of those coveted aisle seats with the professional-looking “Press” 8x11 taped to the back. You had a pen, but no notepad. Perhaps you were read the Brothers Grimm version as a child, and had nightmares about poisonous combs or about having to wear red-hot iron shoes and dance until you died (details that were left out of the Disney version). Or maybe you had just eaten a bad apple. Either way, there was no need to be so angry at director Rupert Sanders, making his feature debut. Or so annoyed with Chris Hemsworth (Thor in The Avengers), playing the hunky huntsman, tasked with finding Snow White and bringing her heart back to the evil Queen (Charize Theron). And it’s a good thing you didn’t have any writing material at hand: judging by your reaction to Kristen Stewart, I think you might have thrown it at the screen as soon as she appeared. With apologies to Twi-hards, Stewart is no one’s favourite actress, to be sure. But she does a capable job here, jumping into fight and battle scenes with gusto and losing some of that trademark poutiness. The actor doesn’t quite deserve your comment “Fairest of them all, my ass: she isn’t even hot.” First of all, your bony bottom and “fairest” should not be in the same sentence, believe me. Secondly, Stewart was never called on to be hot. Just to have “skin white as snow” (check), and “hair black as night” (check again). Perhaps you’re thinking of bonafide Xrated title Snow Black and the Seven Weenies? Theron as the Queen has the juiciest role, being the symbol of our culture’s obsession with youth and beauty, and all. She gets to rip the hearts out of virile young men (watch out, angry seatmate), and suck the youth straight from the lips of young maidens. Plus her costumes — courtesy of Academy Award winner Colleen Atwood — are phenomenal. Snow White and the Huntsman is a fairy tale for grownups, so there is plenty of violence, mud and gritty fingernails. But it is ultimately a fairy tale. There are mysterious dark armies that shatter like onyx, and a troll, a classic fairy-tale device. There’s a spectacularly spooky wood, with several slithery things you might see in a re-run of “Fear Factor”, plus an equally enchanted forest, populated by fairies. So if you’re snorting and guffawing during a dwarf funeral dirge, you’re probably in the wrong theatre. The film gives us a few fresh perspectives, including that of the Queen’s creepy brother (Sam Spruell). We get to see something of the Queen’s mental torment. There’s a nice little prince/huntsman love triangle going on. Plus Snow White doesn’t waste her time wishing: she leads an army to the castle gates. For good measure, we get to see the Evil Queen’s wedding (and who doesn’t love a royal wedding?) after which “Nature turned on itself. The land died, and with it, hope.” There are too many visual tricks to mention, from the Queen’s milk bath to the dwarfs (Ian McShane, Bob Hoskins, Ray Winstone among them). Story could definitely have been beefed up and a visual effect trimmed, but there’s no denying the spectacle. Now, we critics tend to be guarded in our opinion of a movie before our review runs, in part because we want people to actually read them, and because

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CHARLIZE Theron, as the evil Queen Ravenna, has the juiciest role and the best wardrobe in Snow White and the Huntsman.

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THE beach scenes were mainly filmed in Pembrokeshire, UK, on the Marloes Sands beach near the village of Marloes in Sept. 2011 with a computer-generated castle set on nearby Gateholm island. sometimes we just haven’t figured it out until we get to our cars. Not you, fellow wordsmith: “Worst. #@*ing. Movie. Ever” was only one of the expletive-laden reviews you loudly imparted to patrons as the credits started to roll. Ever? You must be very new to the film-criticism game. Or was that all that you could write on your hand? The elderly ladies trying to pass you in the aisle didn’t appreciate the language nor, frankly, did I. Save it for the boys’ locker room, or for the guy who stole your notebook.

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Diverse perspectives on view at Vancity Theatre ■ Disseminating Dissent: Iranian Independent Cinema Vancity Theatre, June 1-7. Opening reception tonight at 6 p.m. For more information visit www.viff.org/theatre.

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IT was a year ago that Ramin Joubin saw an opportunity when organizers at VIFF contacted him to help promote a film by Iranian filmmaker Jafar Panahi. Joubin explains that Panahi was arrested in Iran in 2010 for allegedly making propaganda. He was subsequently sentenced to six years in prison and banned from making films for 20 years. During some legal limbo, Panahi was under house arrest and made the movie This Is Not a Film. Joubin knew other similar Iranian filmmakers, and decided to send samples of their work to VIFF. The result is a unique series called Disseminating Dissent: Iranian Independent Cinema, a film series at Vancity Theatre starting tonight. Panahi’s documentary This Is Not a Film is among the presentations. Joubin says he had a central role in choosing the theme of the series, and in selecting about half of the films. Although the theme of the series originally focused on underground artists, that theme was deemed too narrow, so was made more general to include a broader range See Filmmakers page 26

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IRANIAN filmmaker Jafar Panahi won the Caméra d’Or at the 1995 Cannes Film Festival for his film The White Balloon. He was arrested in March 2010 along with his wife, daughter and 15 friends. He was later charged with commiting propaganda against the Iranian government. His latest work, This Is Not a Film, is a documentary feature in the form of a video diary. It was smuggled out of Iran in a flash drive hidden inside a birthday cake and screened at the 2011 Cannes Film Festival. This Is Not a Film screens tonight at 8 p.m. and tomorrow at 3 p.m at Vancity Theatre.

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independent Iranian filmmakers. Although the event started with one filmmaker, it has expanded to include 12 works by 11 different filmmakers. “The general theme is that it’s independent work, dissent; some go really underground, some don’t get too political or anything, but they deal with a social issue,” says Joubin. “It touches on the different aspects of life and artistic expression.” While the subject matter of all the films deals with dissent, some filmmakers make it central to their work, while others incorporate the theme indirectly. “It varies from really political to just a social issue that focuses on life inside Iran,” says Joubin. For example, Torang Abedian’s documentary, Not An Illusion, follows a group of female singers struggling between modern life and tradition in Iran. “But she didn’t make it very political. She just focused on the musicians,” notes Joubin. He adds that while the content of the films is important, the story behind the films is just as important because each filmmaker has a different political profile. Each filmmaker has different political affiliations that come out a little in their films, but the extent to which they include their political opinions varies, says Joubin. There is a class of underground filmmakers who are against co-operating in any way with the Iranian government, or finding a way to work within government restrictions, explains Joubin, but there are some filmmakers who make some small compromises to portray their messages or really struggle to get certain “permissions,” but the government doesn’t fund them. The different political philosophies of the featured filmmakers are part of what makes the film series so unique, notes Joubin. He says it creates an interesting plural mix. Some of the story of Iranian cinema will be told in the 15-minute short A Brief History of Iranian Cinema, presented tonight along with Moslem Mansouri’s film Trial. The history film traces early Iranian cinema to modern times, and outlines how trends have changed. Joubin suggests there is an element of dissent in the domestic film industry in Iran that is allowed by the

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MOHAMMAD Rasoulof’s The White Meadows (2009), edited by Jafar Panahi and starring Hassan Pourshirazi, screens June 3 at 6:30 p.m. and June 6 at 1 p.m. at Vancity Theatre. Rasoulof, like Panahi, was sentenced in December 2010 to six years in prison for film-related activities. government, but it’s very weak and is mainly just to get people inside the country to go to the films. He says there is tension among some Iranian artists who differ in opinion over how much politics should be a part of their films. “One would say there is a higher responsibility,” he says of the pressure some artists feel, noting there are a lot of issues involved as artists deal with the pull between being too political and possibly “covering up the truth.” Along those lines, Vancouver filmmaker Hossein Martin

Fazeli is presenting the discussion Film Activism Versus Filmmaking on June 2, at 7 p.m. “It can be very effective for change if artists come out and say we want change,” says Joubin. Whether audiences are political or not, Joubin says the series presents a unique glimpse into life in Iran from a variety of perspectives. Disseminating Dissent: Iranian Independent Cinema is at Vancity Theatre. For more information visit the website at www.viff.org/theatre.

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CALENDAR From page 20 Community Band Extravaganza: Free band performances will take place Saturday, June 2 to celebrate the 100th anniversary of the founding of West Vancouver. The J.P. Fell Pipe Band will start the event at 11:15 a.m. followed by The West Vancouver Concert Band at noon, the Thursday Pops Band at 1 p.m., the Ambleside Orchestra at 2 p.m. and the Sea to Sky Concert Band at 3 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Kiwanis Care Centre: 2444 Burr Pl., North Vancouver. Peter Fisher, British violinist will perform Tuesday, June 12, 6:15-7:15 p.m. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-990-5800 or www.nvdpl.ca. An Evening of Music at the Library: The Chamber West Woodwind Quintet will perform Wednesday, June 13, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. 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. Admission by donation. The Argyle Senior Vocal Ensemble will perform June 1 and comedian/actor/storyteller Gary Jones will perform June 8. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North See more page 28

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CALENDAR From page 20 Vancouver. The Singspiration Singers a community soul/pop/gospel choir, will perform Saturday, June 16 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $20. Tickets: 604-929-3146. Partial proceeds of ticket sales will be donated to the Kamala Yonzon Taharyli Foundation. Info: www.singspirationsingers.com. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. International Jazz Festival: The Daniel Lapp Quartet will perform a tribute to Chet Baker and Beyond Saturday, June 23 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $17/$15. Jazz at Presentation House Studio: A weekly series embracing the full spectrum of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery.com. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver.

Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. 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. VISI at the Silk Purse: Vancouver International Song Institute faculty singers will perform with emerging artists of collaborative piano June 14 and 21 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. The Jazz Waves Festival will run from June 21 to Aug. 25. The event will be kicked off Thursday, June 21, 7:30 p.m. with boogie-woogie pianist Kenny “Blue Boss” Wayne. Tickets: $20/$18 which includes a complimentary beverage. 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. James Hall: 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. See more page 31

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focus. “I got really interested in the storytelling aspect of theatre,” he says. “As an actor, to some degree, even though you contribute enormously to the process, you’re still sort of a cog in a wheel. I got really interested in the bigger picture, the story that we were telling, the production, having more control over the lines and what I was saying. I guess in that way it just sort of felt like a natural thing to move into.” In 2011, Boychuk completed a master’s of fine arts in playwriting at the University of Victoria, and this year, taught a first-year course on dramatic writing from a play and screenwriting perspective. While he’s had a great deal of success with a number of one-act plays, Shelter From The Storm marks his professional fulllength debut. He’s grateful to his University of Victoria master’s supervisor, North Vancouver-native Joan MacLeod, a Governor General’s Award- and Siminovitch Prize-winning playwright, for her support of the work. “She was incredibly helpful in shaping the script and getting it to a point where it would be considered by professional producers,” he says. Boychuk is also grateful to Touchstone Theatre for their willingness to present the play, through their Flying Start Program, in association with Playwrights Theatre Centre and the Firehall Arts Centre. The program provides an opportunity to new playwrights who have yet to be professionally produced. Once chosen, a development period follows leading up to the mounting of their work, and the playwright receives a $6,000 stipend, provided by the Vancouver Foundation. Through Flying Start, Shelter From The Storm was workshopped by professional actors, and Boychuk was assigned a dramaturg, Martin Kinch. Shelter From The Storm, while it’s making its world premiere tonight, has already been awarded. Boychuk submitted the script to the 2011 Uprising National Playwriting Competition and it took second place. “That was quite an earlier draft so we’re all very excited about that and about where the script has gone even since then,” he says. Shelter From The Storm follows a young traumatized American soldier who is deserting his post in Iraq and comes to Tofino to stay with Rick, one of the thousands of young men who sought refuge in Canada to escape the Vietnam draft. Initially, Rick’s daughter is against having the young soldier stay with them, but ultimately an attraction develops. Through the course of the play, Rick begins to understand how much Canada has changed in 40 years. A play about love and loss, Shelter From The Storm also questions our notions of courage and cowardice. The work is based on actual events. Boychuk was channelsurfing one day and caught a news report detailing the number of soldiers in recent years who’ve abandoned their post, largely in Iraq, and come to Canada seeking sanctuary. “Of course Canada had a great tradition of welcoming war resistors into the country. During the Vietnam War, we welcomed somewhere between 50,000 to 100,000 draft dodgers and deserters into the country and they became an important part of the makeup of Canada,” says Boychuk. The report detailed how many of the current day war resistors had been sent back to the United States, having not been granted stay in Canada, and were facing prison time. “I just thought, ‘Wow, how interesting that in 40 years we have changed so much.’ I guess I got interested in that, the shifting Canadian values,” says Boychuk. While Shelter From The Storm is a social commentary of sorts, Boychuk endeavoured to tell the story of the characters, rather than simply hammer home a political message. “I think as soon as you do that you’ve failed as a storyteller. . . . I’m interested in human stories so I thought it was a dramatically fertile situation to dramatize,” he says. “Obviously, underneath all of that there is a political message going through, but hopefully that shouldn’t be the main thing. It’s also quite an entertaining and engaging story.” For the play, Boychuk drew on his experience of, at one time, living in Tofino, basing the character of Rick, played by Peter Hall, on a number of people he’s met over the years. Boychuk is currently working on two new full-length plays, one is a Canadian historical drama and the other is a comedy about a Tim Hortons on an airfield in Kandahar, Afghanistan, called Fritters In Kandahar. He’s also set to make his return to the stage for the first time in many years, joining the cast of Theatre Under the Stars’ Titanic: A New Musical at the Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park in July and August.


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Eating Dirt reads like a love letter to the lifestyle From page 13

actually made a difference. “I knew from the outset I would have to address reforestation,” says Gill “Does it work?” While quick to qualify that she isn’t a forester or a scientist, Gill did do a “whole bunch” of forestry research while writing the book. She isn’t shy about giving her opinion when asked whether she thinks there can be such as thing as sustainable forestry. “No,” she says. “It’s not so much that trees are not a renewable resource, but it’s the rate at which we consume wood. It just happens a lot faster than the trees are able to regrow.” Gill has been on the road giving slide-show talks ever since the book came out in October 2011. She’s just returned from a trip through northern B.C., visiting “every town between Prince Rupert and Prince George.” “It was the perfect time for me to go through because (the tree planters) were just starting their season,” says Gill. “A lot of them were 19 or 20, huddled underneath the bus shelter and waiting for someone to take them out to camp. It was just like a trip down memory lane.” Eating Dirt often reads like a love letter to the job, the camaraderie of the tree planting crew, the forests and the impenetrable wilderness of British Columbia. As she toured through small-town B.C., Gill encountered many others who shared her passion for the woods. “It’s really amazing and humbling and wonderful when I meet people who come out when I give a talk or a slide show,” says Gill. “A lot of them have a really strong connection to

the forest in some way.” While the book has received nominations for other prestigious awards, including the Charles Taylor Prize for Literary Non-Fiction, winning the B.C. Book Prize has been a big deal for this B.C. transplant. “I wasn’t born in British Columbia, I wasn’t raised here, but from the very day I arrived in British Columbia I knew that I would die and be buried here,” said Gill. “When you get that recognition in the place you call home, it’s extra special.”

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CALENDAR From page 28 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: www.northerntickets.com 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. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257407 or www.westvanlib.org. Music at the Library: Sophia Rei will perform Friday, June 22 at 7:30 p.m. as part of the Jazz Festival.

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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. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-3200 or www.deepcovestage.com. 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. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or www.northvanplayers.ca. The Real Thing: A riff on relationships, marriage and friendship will play June 1, 2 and 6-9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. See more page 32


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DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre. com. Box office: 604-984-4484. 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. 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. Summer Concert of Dance: Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts will perform ballet, contemporary, jazz, flamenco, tap and hip-hop Sunday, June 10 at 2 and 7 p.m. Admission: $24/$17/ $13. In Motion: The students of the North Shore Academy of Dancing will perform a wide range of dance styles June 14 and 15 at 7 p.m. and June 16 at noon. Admission: $20/$16/$14. Light Up the Floor: RNB Dance will perform Friday June 22 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$11. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Dance Vancouver 2012: A celebration of the work from The Landing Dance Centre with performances in tap, jazz, contemporary and more Saturday, June 9 at 7 p.m. Admission: $22/$15. 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: 604-925-9820. 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: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, June 27 at 7 p.m. Topic: Do we know more than we can tell? Info: 778-782-8000 or www. philosopherscafe.net. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ legion118.com. The LW Club: 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-253-7141 or www. lynnwoodinn.com. 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: www.queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. See more page 33

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CALENDAR From page 32 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. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Cafe for Contemporary Art: 140 East Esplanade, North

AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

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

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Food and service that will blow you away.Tons of TVs for all your sports action. Steak & Prawn Thursday. Prime Rib Fridays. Weekend brunch. 999 Marine Drive, N. Van. 604-983-9444

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Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

The Observatory

INDIAN $$$$

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

The Salmon House

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

FRENCH $$

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

FINE DINING

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

BRITISH The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. The June 3 theme will be “If Music be the Food of Love.” There will be a potluck supper at 6 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. Sutherland Secondary School Theatre: 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver. The Happy Movie: A fundraising screening will take place June 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m. with a concession on site. Admission: $5/$2 with a $1 discount with a donation of a non-perishable food item at the door. To benefit Buddha Academy Boarding School and Prakash Community Library in Nepal and the Harvest Project food bank. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlib.org. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join this discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, June 15, 10:30 a.m.noon. Topic: Do you think reality TV shows are more likely to inspire and elevate people, or more likely to make them feel passive and less worthy? Info: 778-782-8000 or www. philosopherscafe.net. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews.com.

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

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Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are 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. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Fundraising Gala — Two Men, No Script: Colin Mochrie and Brad Sherwood will perform improv in support of the performing arts Friday, June 15. The gala will open with a reception of snacks and drinks at 7:30 p.m. followed by the show at 8:30 p.m. Post-show there will a chance to mingle with the artists. Admission: $159. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or www.nvdpl.ca. 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. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca.

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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

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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

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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

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Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery. 1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com

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 www.palkirestaurant.com

PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

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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 www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull

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

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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

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

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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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

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

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel

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

WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill

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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 www.marinasidegrill.com. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com


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HOAR, George Edward March 1, 1938 - May 25, 2012 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of George Hoar at Lion’s Gate Hospital on May 25, 2012 at the age of 74. George is remembered by his loving wife Margaret. He is sadly missed by his children: Sharleen (David Motherwell), Corinne Cordukes (Bernard), Melanie, and Jordan. George was an adoring grandfather to Alexandra and Holden. He is survived by his brother, Robert, and in-laws Carol and Peter Snoeck. He is also survived by the many relatives and friends whose lives he touched. George was born in Vancouver (BC) in March, 1938 to his parents James (Jim) and Aileen Hoar. He was raised in the logging camp at Franklin River, on the west coast of Vancouver Island. At the age of 13, he left his home to pursue his passion for sport and completed high school as a boarder at Vancouver College (1955) while playing football and basketball. George graduated from UBC (1960) with a civil engineering degree and a place in the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame (football). He achieved a distinguished career in road and heavy construction, working for Peter Kiewit & Sons (Edmonton, 1960 - 1983), Ledcor Industries (Vancouver, 1983 - 2000), and 360 Atlantic (Barbados, 2000 2002) and serving with the Alberta (Chairman,1978) and B.C. Road Builder Association. George enjoyed playing a good game of golf, playing cards, watching sport, traveling the world, and the camaraderie of friends and business associates. Most of all, he enjoyed spending time with and spoiling his family, in particular, Margaret. George will be remembered for his generosity, his love for all people, his wisdom, and the twinkle in his eye. A memorial service will be held in George’s honour on Tuesday, June 5, 2012 @ 1:00 pm., at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, B.C. Friends, associates, and family are welcome to share stories in celebration of his life. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or the Canadian Cancer Society. The family extends a special thanks to Dr. Taub (Columbia University), Dr. Klimo, and the Lion’s Gate Hospital Oncology staff for their care and treatment of George through his illness. For those wishing to share a memory of George, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

PERRY, Audrie Lilias Rosemary (Ramage) Aged 91 years, passed away peacefully at the West Vancouver Care Centre on 26th May, 2012. Audrie is survived by her loving husband; Richard, children; Craig and Mary-Lou, grandchildren; Michelle, Mark, and Tim, greatgrandchildren; Michael and Dustin. Audrie was predeceased by her son; Brian. A Memorial Service will be held at the Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, B.C. on Wednesday June 6th at 11:00am. For those wishing to share a memory of Audrie, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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REGAN - Meyga T June 27, 1936 - May 25, 2012 Born and educated in Manchester, England; Meyga came to Canada in 1966 and lived in West Vancouver and North Vancouver. Activities: hiking and climbing in England; swimming, tennis, Scottish dancing, and her love of skiing in dry powder! Skiing is where she met her husband Ross, and they travelled by motor-home from BC to Newfoundland; and Alaska to Mexico to see North America. Holidays to Australia, England, EU, and cruise trips to Alaska, Hawaii and around South America. Over these travels, Meyga shared her generous nature by bringing joy to others through singing, telling jokes and stories. Confident and capable in any situation as she shared her love of life with others. In her own words: Meyga “sleptaway” with her dearest husband Ross at her side. She shared her smile and sense of humour with many as she sang along with those wandering troubadours “The Londoners” of West Vancouver. She was always a Lancashire Lass, so have a “luvly cup o’tea”, sit and listen to music and remember her. There will be a celebration of her life at 543 East 4th Street, North Vancouver from 2 to 5 pm on Saturday, June 16th, and tea will be served to friends.

Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

DAUNCEY, Vera Aug 28, 1913 - May 01, 2012 Vera passed away peacefully on May 1, 2012 at the age of 98. Predeceased by her husband Wilmur (Bill). Vera will be fondly remembered by her daughter Roberta (Ken) and son Wayne (Kathy), grandchildren David (Marianne), Brian (Julia), Sandra and great grandchildren Colton, Lucas and Jack. No service is to be held but friends and relatives are invited to gather at the family home at 571 Roslyn Blvd, North Vancouver anytime between 1 and 4 pm on Sunday, June 3rd to remember Vera. In Lieu of flowers, donations may be made in Vera’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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ROSS, Norma (nee Crockett) Apr 23, 1931 - May 21, 2012 Born in Liverpool, England on April 23rd, 1931, Norma passed away in Victoria, B.C. on May 21st, 2012. Predeceased by her parents Sylvia and George, and loving husband, Albert (1990), she is survived by her son Peter (Sheila), daughter Heather (Tim), and grandchildren Sharon, Alan, Meghan and Alison, as well as her sister, Margaret, brother, Jackie and many nieces and nephews in Liverpool. Mom was always full of life and energy, if she wasn’t out walking her dog Joey along Cattle Point she could be found volunteering her time at the Monterey Centre, or greeting cruise ship passengers at Ogden Point. Mom loved to sing and dance and was an avid member of the Monterey Notables. Her greatest joy was spending time with her family; she showed us all the meaning of love and how to live life to its fullest. Whether it was a kind word, warm hug, or a nice cup of tea, Mom was always there for us. Unfortunately mom was diagnosed with dementia a few years ago and although she was determined to maintain her independence she was admitted to Beckley Farm Lodge for the last few months of her life. We are so grateful to all the wonderful staff at Beckley Farm for making our mom feel welcome and comfortable and also helping her find the peace she so much deserved. By family request, no service will be held. In lieu of flowers, donations to the S.P.C.A. or the Alzheimer’s Society of Vancouver would be warmly appreciated. Love you ten tons Nana xoxo. SELINGER, John James Oct. 6th, 1951 - May 24th, 2012 Loved and missed by family and friends. Everyone is welcome to an Oceanside Farewell for John on Saturday, June 9th, 2pm. 3769 Beach Ave. Roberts Creek, BC.

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SPARLING, George William Sep 17, 1919 - May 22, 2012 George passed away peacefully at The Gardens At Qualicum Beach on May 22, 2012 at the age of 92. George was born in Edam Sask. on Sept 17, 1919, the son of William and Ann Sparling. After serving overseas with the Canadian Army during WWII George graduated from UBC and became a high school math teacher. He taught at McPherson Park and Burnaby South in Burnaby then at Delbrook and Carson Graham in North Vancouver. George and his wife Sybil retired to Qualicum Beach in 1990 where he was an active volunteer, played tuba with a local band and was a member of numerous bridge groups. Predeceased by his wife Sybil in 2008, George is survived by his three children Johanne Sutton (Jim), Margaret Fisher (Jack) and Stephen Sparling (Carolene), 6 grandchildren, 2 greatgrandchildren and his sister Marion Wheaton. A memorial service will be held at Grace United Church in Coombs on Vancouver Island at 2:00 Thursday, May 31, 2012.

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Card of Thanks

The family of Art Speers would like to thank Dr. Janzen, the special care workers, and supervisors of Coast Health and our family and friends for all the cards, memorial donations, kindness and heartfelt caring at this sorrowful time. Everyone’s thoughtfulness has provided great comfort to us all.

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Lost & Found

LOST CAT! grey long hair w/ green eyes. No collar. MS: May 26 @ 4th & Moody. Plz call if u have details or have seen him. Call (604) 988-5745 thank you.

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Announcements

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Lost & Found

6 FOOT tall staff, 1.5'x1.75' med to dark brown with carving on it. Central Lonsdale area. $100 reward. 604-983-2882 LOST DOG, med black longhaired mixed last seen May 29th at Lynn Creek at Bridgman Park, very timid, 2.5yrs old, reward, 778-999-7037 $800 REWARD Lost CAT For Return of 'Rocky'. All-Grey cat. Ear Tattoo LPV 024. Lost near Cleveland School North Vancouver. Call: (604) 985-1198

FOUND IPOD with black case on Sat. May 26th near Terminal & Main, call to id, 604-987-6622

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Lost & Found

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RING FOUND on Glencanyon Drive, May 25. Please describe. Call 604-986-4956

in the Classifieds!

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Accounting

P/T Acct’g Asst. for office on W.Broadway 20-24 hrs/wk. Exp w/AccPac&Excel. Fax resume & expected $/hr to 604-606-7025.

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General Employment

Aritzia is experiencing dramatic growth and a best-inclass supply chain is a critical role in our success. We are looking for that will lead the day-to-day operations of our multi-channel distribution centre in Burnaby. If you are able to lift up to 40 lbs, have an excellent command of the English language, positive, hardworking, and willing and eager to take on new challenges, we want to hear from you! Please send your resume and application to hr@aritzia.com including the job title, ‘‘Distribution Centre Associates’’ in the subject line. Previous experience in RF warehousing preferred.

LANDSCAPE GARDENER

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Fax: 604-985-3227 delivery: 604-986-1337

Distribution Centre Associates

Sun • Jun 10 • 10am to 4 pm OAKRIDGE AUDITORIUM 41st & Cambie • Vancouver Coins, Paper, Medals, Stamps, Buy/Sell, Appraisals ★ Free Admission ★

Dec. 10, 1930 - May 24, 2012 It is with sadness that we announce the passing of our father, Jim Woolley. Jim was born in Saint John, New Brunswick and he made his way to the west, ultimately settling in North Vancouver, BC. Jim loved bowling, curling, golf, playing crib, writing letters, his long walks with his dogs and spending time with his family and friends. He had a long career with Scotiabank. He is predeceased by his loving wife Emma Jane and leaves behind his three sons, Bryan (Sherry), David (Susan) and Scott along with 6 grandchildren – Lisa, Shannon, Saige, Devan, Kasper and Maja. A Celebration of Life will be held at 11:00 AM on June 12th, 2012 at St. Agnes Anglican Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver, BC where Jim was a member and a staunch supporter. In lieu of flowers please donate to the BC Cancer Foundation (bccancerfounation.com).

604-630-3300

Sales Centre Phone Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8:30am - 5:00pm Sales Centre Office Hours: Mon. - Fri. 9:00am - 5:00pm Email: classified@van.net

Established, Award Winning North Shore company. Looking for career oriented persons. Preferably 3-5 years experience in maintenance and installations.

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General Employment

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

778-968-4400

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CARETAKER: FOR a fifty unit condominium at Mt. Washington Ski Resort nr. Courtenay, BC. Full-time. Year-round maintaining the building in a clean, safe, secure condition. Carpentry, plumbing and mechanical skills req’d. Interpersonal skills a must have. Minimum five years related experience desirable. Applications accepted to June 8th, 2012. Please include a minimum of three references with your resume. Mail to: Job Posting, 695 Nursery Rd., Campbell River, BC, V9H 1P4. Fax: 250-286-1611. For further information: 250-286-1582. Only those shortlisted will be contacted.

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

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Mature persons with car or truck to deliver CanPages ™ in the North & West Vancouver areas. No selling involved.

Start immediately. Call 604-421-9171 Mon to Fri 8am-4pm

Great career opportunities for

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Hotel Restaurant

ROCKY MOUNTAIN RESTAURANTS INC. OPERATING AS TIM HORTONS at 106 West Queens Road 1409 Marine Drive 2747 Mountain Highway is seeking: Food Counter Attendants $10.25/hour. Food Service Supervisors $12.00/hour. Full time positions - shift work early morning, evening, overnights and weekends. Please apply by fax: 604-988-3395 or email: salamktimhortons@gmail.com

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General Employment

Office Personnel

Part Time Accounts PayableClerk

2-3 days per week. Must be knowledgable in Accpac. Medium size North Shore Company. Must be fluent in English. Email resume to: doug@comm-aquatic.com

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Social Services

on Vancouver Island.

Leave the hassle and expense of working on the Mainland behind! Come and build your future with BowMel Chrysler in the beautiful Cowichan Valley where life is so much better and everything costs less. Change your lifestyle and raise your kids in the “Warmland, “ and enjoy working for the best family dealership on the Island. Our building is new, and fully air conditioned with ultramodern work spaces plus a hoist in every bay. Our great employee team spirit has helped triple our business in recent months, so we’re looking or a couple of Red Seal Chrysler Techs NOW. If you’re good, we’ll welcome you to TEAM BOWMEL and pay you top dollar plus excellent benefits.

Check our website: bowmel.com then drop me a line with your resume, or email me: Will Taylor, Service Manager: service@bowmel.com. I’ll get back to you straight away.

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 www.plea.ca

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Trades/Technical

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER Exp. in Drainage, Excavations, Concrete, Asphalt & Drain Camera. Some heavy lifting req’d. $18-$21/hr. Email Resume to: paul.murr@hotmail.com

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Tutoring Services

TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com www.tutorsnorthshore.com

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Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, stainless steel $200. 604-980-8737

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Burial Plots

OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $9800. Call: (604) 557-0506

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COCKTAIL TABLE 35'x50' rectangular, 5/8 ' glass, lamp table 24'x28' rectangular 5/8' glass, sofa table 18' x60' rectangular 5/8' glass all matt black, exc cond, $750 obo. Set of 4 swivel tilt chairs, fabric blk/biege design all for $80. Call 604-803-1982 COUCH & Loveseat $150, D/R table, 6 chrs, oak $175, occasional tbl, glass top (4) $150, china cab., oak $500. 604-988-4221 Eddie Bauer Couch $500, coffee & end tbl glass & wrought iron $150, dresser $200, flr lamp $60, antique chandelier $200, kingbed/matt/frame $300, dining tbl/4chrs $500. 604 986-5358 KITCHEN TABLE, w/2 chairs, 51/2 x 71/2 native indian design rug, $100/both. 604-914-0229 LIKE NEW, 1 piece walnut buffet, 75’’ high x 5 ft long x 18 1/2’’ wide $300 obo. 604-987-3484

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

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498 ELECTRIC FIREPLACE, 1/2 Price as new, $275. Call 604-913-2173. FABRICS, BUTTONS, sewing accessories, fashion books. Call for info & pricing 604-926-3798 KITCHEN CABINETS 14 full size, 6 half size, 2 drwrs, modern light oak, $1400 604-617-0820 Quantum 6000 Electric Wheel chair w/extra attendant control, high pwr for hills, exc cond, $6000 (less than1/2 price) 604-926-0798 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

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Furniture

Recycler

FREE Piano Upright ca1928 needs work to play richardlewis368@gmail.com

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Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: swisshouse@shaw.ca WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399 QUEEN SIZE bed $300. Desks $100. Sofa $100. Black metal queen size head & footboard, make up table & chair $250. Armoire $100. 604-987-9805 WOOD CRIB (cream colour); china cabinet & hutch; Roxton dining room table + 4 chairs + buffet; Sklar chesterfield & loveseat; 2 velvet forest green swivel rockers; La-Z-Boy Hide-a-bed, pink/beige velvet; Queen-size BR suite: Headboard, dresser, armoire and 2 night tables; Sealy twin bed + mattress. Call 604-789-1518 or 604-945-8535

Garage Sale

WEST VANCOUVER GARAGE SALE 4714 Woodgreen Drive Saturday June 2, 9am - 2pm Something for everyone. Great selection. Lots of free stuff! Rain or Shine.

ROCKRIDGE Secondary Garage Sale

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Daycare Centres

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

Preschools/ Kindergarten

The Tsleil-Waututh Child & Family Development Centre has limited P/T spaces. Have your child engage with other children & experience a stimulating environment, in a First Nation’s setting. Please call Marc at 604-929-0693

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Cats

$800 REWARD Lost CAT For Return of "Rocky". All-Grey cat. Ear Tattoo LPV 024. Lost near Cleveland School North Vancouver. Call: (604) 985-1198

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404

604-724-7652

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Dogs

Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957 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: lgfierling@gmail.com

Sat, June 2nd, 9am-1pm, Caulfeild exit #4, 5340 Headland Drive. Lots of everything!! Rain or Shine!!

HUGE PLANT SALE! SAT. & SUN. June 2 & 3 - All Day @ 2479 Lawson Ave West Vancouver Wholesale prices on everything! Bamboo, Grasses, Hostas, Tropicals, Shade plants, Succulents, Groundcovers, Shrubs, Trees, Perennials AND MORE! Info and delivery available.

WEST VAN Moving Sale 2545 Kings Ave Dundarave: Off 2500 Blk Haywood Ave Sunday June 3, 10am-2pm Downsizing after more than 30 years - Furniture, Books, LP’s, China, Household items and much more. Rain or Shine. W. VAN

GARAGE SALE

ANTIQUE Dining Room Set 1940’s Duncan Phyfe style mahogany drop leaf table w/2 leafs and 4 chairs $500. Large corner computer station $100 Call: (604) 922-6879

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

Golden Lab. 12mths. CKC reg. Tattooed. Neutered . Champion sired. Loving family dog. Call for details $600. 604.799.3717 LABRADOODLE PUP 3 mos, male, vet checked, shots, $750. 604-584-2701

Plants & Trees

SPRING SALE 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

W. Van

MEGA MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 8am-1pm 2941 Altamont Place

Quality clothes, large furniture, HH items, garden, electronics, books, tools, kids, sports, seasonal decor, bike access, etc.

West Van HUGE OUT OF COUNTRY MOVING SALE Everything must go! Sun/June 2, 9am - 11:30am 2565 Westhill Way Furniture, clothing, persian carpet, electronics, dvds, sporting goods and more! WEST VAN

GOLDEN DOODLE Pups, ready now, wonderful family pets. Email pics avail. $800, 250-819-4876

Cares!

ONYX Tables Onyx Coffee Tble $210. Onyx Nest $225. Call: (604) 948-9862

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Saturday, June 2 9:00am-2:00pm 1756 Ottawa Place

2115 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: marandway@telus.net

GARAGE SALES West Van -

PRESCHOOL

46’’ TV, Samsung LED 1080 HD, new still in box $949. 604-925-7526 CHINA - Studio 2000, white, undecorated, dinner plates $22 ea, side plates $10 ea, oval platter $60. 604-929-5678

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Art & Collectibles

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

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Furniture

The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

GARAGE/MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 409 East 16th Street Kids stuff, shelving furniture, household items and much more.

NORTH VAN Delbrook Garage Sale Sat 9:30 am - 12:30 pm 453 Evergreen Place Outdoor furn, gardening tools, books, toys, linens, furniture, storage bins, misc household. Rain or shine!

NORTH VAN

DON’T MISS THIS ONE HUGE GARAGE SALE Sun, June 3rd 9am - 1pm 925 Glenora Ave

Furniture, electronics, household items & lots more! NORTH VAN. - HUGE STREET Garage Sale!! 675 Westhye Place (off Delbrook Ave) SAT. June 2, 10am-2pm Lots of kids stuff, outdoor clothing and equipment, ski/ bike and board equipment, furniture, cd’s, books and loads more that you’ll have to come see for yourself! Rain or Shine.

North Van

YARD SALE

Sat. June 2nd 10am-1pm 1525 Avonlynn Cres. Lots of kids and household.

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Garage Sale

N. Van

GARAGE/MOVING SALE

Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 9am-3pm 1325 E. 15th St. Mtn Hwy Rain or Shine Household items, tools, furniture, electrical etc.. N. Van

GARAGE SALE

Sat & Sun, June 2 & 3 9:00am - 4:00pm 1341 West 17th St. Near Marine & Phyllips Free TV’s, VHS tapes 75¢, food processor, grilling machine, charcoal grill, Roll of electric cord, doors, blinds, shelves, drapes, misc. hardware, bed, Men’s neckties, paintings, desk, tobaggon, figurines & more..

NORTH VAN Lynn Valley 2678 AILSA CRESCENT Saturday June 2, 9 am - 3pm MULTI FAMILY GARAGE SALE. Books, games, clothes, sport equipment, kitchenware, ETC. Rain or Shine.

NORTH VAN Garage Sale The big one! 2421 WILLIAM AVE Saturday June 2, 9am-4pm Sunday June 3, 10am-3pm Our multi family annual sale lots of good household stuff, prints, toys, a bike or two. Too much to list.

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Garage Sale

NORTH VAN Moving Sale 1885 McEwen Place Saturday June 2, 8am-2pm Sunday June 3, 9am-1pm Everything must go!! Leaving country! We have a lot of good quality items. Furniture, kitchen items, carpet cleaner, vacuum, garden pots and supplies, books,building supplies, Sony 42 HD TV, and so much more!! Rain or Shine. NORTH VAN OLYMPIC GAMES FUNDRAISER Multi Family Sale Sat June 2nd, 8:30 am -1 502 East 12th St. Lots of kids & womens clothes sports equip, biking/skiing, games, toys, kids furn & household items. Coffee, baking and lemonade! Proceeds to help Page family to see and support their son and brother Alex Page as he swims for Canada at the 2012 Olympic games in London. North Van

Garage Sale

Sat & Sun June 2 & 3 9am -2pm 4077 Cummins Place (off Fairway Drive)

Furniture, household goods, dryer, etc. etc.

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

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Garage Sale WEST VAN

EBAY IN A GARAGE

Saturday, June 2 9:00 am-2:00 pm 1236 Caledonia Ave. (by Seycove School)

Everything Must Go - Bring your loonies and toonies. Many new items. Household and cellular items. CD/DVD’s, toys, clothes, table linen/lace, tools, mirrors, universal gym, 36' Sony TV, Going out of business: Purelogy/American Crew @ wholesale prices & related hairdressing items etc.

DONATE YOUR UNWANTED ITEMS FOR SALE or rent your own table for $20. Sat. June 9. 9:30 AM- 2PM Fundraiser for Navy League and Aspire Society. 1555 Forbes Ave and West 16th in North Vancouver. 604 987-1514 aspirestoo@gmail.com

North Van GARAGE SALE Sat, June 2nd 10am - 2pm 740 East 9th St Kids stuff, household, office, new stuff, antique lighting, furniture & much more!

GARAGE SALE

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300


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Mind,Body&Soul

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

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NSNews.com

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of EILEEN ANNE CHAMMEN aka EILEEN A. CHAMMEN, deceased, formerly of 1282 Ottaburn Road, West Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of EILEEN ANNE CHAMMEN aka EILEEN A. CHAMMEN are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, BMO Trust Company, at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, PO Box 49500 Vancouver, BC, V7X 1L7 on or before June 26, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. BMO Trust Company, Executor

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MOVE-IN BONUS

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1 bach spacious laminate flr, 3rd flr, $845 incl heat & h/w, July 1st, ns, np, West 5th. 604-983-9469

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Apartments & Condos

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1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, June 1 refs req’d 604-960-0452 162 VICTORY Ship Way @The Pier: 1 br, 7 appl, a/c, 9 ft ceil. pool, $1590 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263

2 BR, 2 ba, mtn view, VISTA PLACE $1900/mth, 1 prkg,storage, ns July 1st. 604-904-0490

1 BR, 240 St Andrews, South facing, balcony hardwood. $950 + utils, ns, avail now 604-551-0890

2 BR bright spacious, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, June 1. $1249 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545

1 BR bright, adult bldg, lrg balc, prk view, newly renod, inste wd, free amens, gated ug prkg, pool/ gym. Walk to sport club, park, bus. NS/NP, Now, $1185/mo incls hot water, lease, 1327 East Keith Rd, 604-986-5554, 604-440-9870

1 BR Immac, balc/patio, view, newly reno’d, gated prkg, ns/np, Now, $1250 + utils, 604-987-8449 1 BR, large, Hamilton Hgts, ns/ np, Now, $1050 + util, inste wd, dw, parking, 778-896-1306

1 BR like new Centr. Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. Immed. $1,050 604-986-3700 1 br, spacious 2nd flr, $900 incl heat & h/w, July 1st, ns, np,West 5th. 604-983-9469 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, ns/ np, $1100. NOW 604-669-3950 BRIGHT 2 br, 2 balc, 1.5 ba. Lwr Lonsdale, 7 appl, gas f/p, h/w flrs, 1 prkg, storage, n/s, no pets, no parties, suits quiet resp persons, $1450. NOW. 604-462-0444

2 BR fully reno’d, large, bright, $1295, avail June 1, new carpet, heat, howater, storage, N/P, 225 E 12th 604-971-2456

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.

225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1150 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

3 BR, hardwood, 1 mile east of 2nd Narrows, incls heat/hotwater, pool, no pets, avail July 1st, $1400/mo. Call 778-320-1554

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6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

Bach $795 avail now. 1BR $980 June 15. 2BR $1270 avail now, 3BR $1550 July 1. Bright large, Lynn Valley, coin laundry, u/g prkg, heat, hw incld, quiet bldg, close to shops & bus, cat ok, NS. Call Diana 604-980-9219

(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 www.blueridgeapartments.com

EXCLUSIVE 3 bdrm penthouse, Harbour view, 4 balc, 7appl, 2 ba, gas f/p, stor., 1 prkg, n/s, no pets, no parties, suits quiet resp persons, $2100/m. 604-462-0444

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR $1100 & 2 BR $1475 Move in Bonus. Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR: June 1st & 15th 3 BR: July 1st. 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

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 www.glassmanpm.com TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. 2 bdrm $1260. 604 990-2971, Wkend 778 340-7406

Seniors special age 55+ Ask about free legal fees for seniors. Chilliwack 604-846-6506 Abbotsford 604-852-5592 No obligation consultation. Al Dahl...Lighthouse Realty. www.aldahl.com

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

6008-08

Coquitlam

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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

2BDRM/2BTH 406-450 Bromley, COQUITLAM Private corner unit with a view; Recent upgrades OVER $22,000 (new bathrooms/floors/appls). Well run building, new roof. Steps from shopping (Thrifty’s, Starbucks,Yoga,Subway,Sushi). $279,888. Call (604) 808-2962 rantepyan@sutton.com

Home Improvement?

Refer to the Home Services section for all your needs.

Check the Real estate section.

To advertise call 604-630-3300

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mtn view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

BAYVIEW APTS

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

6505-13

Other Areas Apt. Rentals

STUDIO 1330 Harwood, 4th flr, balcony, ug prkg, cat ok. lease now $870incl 604-926-3023

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BDRM, 1.5 bath, in sunny Brackendale, Squamish, 40 mins from NVan, 1800 sf, huge back yard, $1200/mth, 604-922-4635 3 BR, 2.5 bath, VIEW, 5 appl, f/p, garage, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np, $2000, Avail July 1, 604-987-4067 or 778-865-4067

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

Looking to do some

1 BR Neat Ambleside, quiet adult bldg, hardwood flrs, avail June 15, all appls, 604-637-7557

BLUERIDGE APTS

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

MERIDIEN SPA

6505

6007

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van 604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com NEW STAFF ADDITIONS

Real Estate Services

6005

White Rock Tea & Giftshop $60K + Inventory Call Jeff 604-889-9164 for info

Personals

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 Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595. 604-990-2971, weekends call 778.227.5042

6002

Body Work

BACH/1 BR, avail June/July 1. Move-in allowance. Quiet, clean building. Rent start $900/mo. Incls heat/hot water. NS/NP. 1 yr lse. Cbl/prkg extra. 604-985-4272 2 BDRM, 2 bath, RARE FIND large reno’d Penthouse E 10th near Lonsdale. 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

REAL ESTATE

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

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 Lonsdale/21, sunny, np, incls heat, h/w, cable. July 1. adult 604-985-0537, 318-9252

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.

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UNBEATABLE LOCATION, city views, 3 big bdrms, oversized living rm/ dining rm & balcony, ns, np, West Keith Rd, N Van June 15th, $1,900 604-971-2723 or 604-719-8263

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR large garden level, Grand Blvd, priv entry, w/d, f/p, incls TV, internet, utils, walk LGH, bus, shops, suit quiet single person, ns, np, refs, $1200. 604-986-7973 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 www.vancouvershortstay.com

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt Furnished Accom, Daily/Weekly grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6540

Houses - Rent

$3250, Well maint., 5 br, 3 ba in all, on 2 levels with sep entr, nr Parkgate Village, off Mt. Seymour Prkway. All amenities close, Avail immed, refs, Call 604-240-8020 4 BDRM, 1.5 ba, FP, h/wd, 6 appl, 2nd lrg living rm, carport, immed Delbrook $2290 778-840-5515 FOREST HILL, 3 Bdrm & den, 1.5 bath, sunroom, $2060. Shrd w/d, July 1, pet neg., 604-926-8057

Horseshoe Bay, Seaview, 3BR + den, 2.5 bath, rec room & bsmt, $2500/mo, ns/np 604-922-2332 Panoramic Water View, Dollarton, Contemp 3 BR, 2 ba, 2decks, July 1, $2295/mo, 604-929-5101 WEST VAN Executive 4 bdrm, 2.5 bath, view, Cul-de-sac, n/s, June 15, $4500. 604-926-1031

6565

Office/Retail Rent

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

4th PERSON to share nice 4 br house nr LGH, suit working person $525 incl ns np 604-990-4257 FURN, AMENITIES, walk to Cap U, $470 utils incl, short term avail, ns np, June/July 1, 604-984-0702

6602

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1100 + utils, 604-987-5800 GRAND BLVD area, Upstairs 2BR, lg liv.room, f/p, 550sq' of sundeck, beautiful view. $1800. June 1st. 604 255-1952 HORSESHOE BAY 1 BR, suits one, close to shops, bus & beach $650, June 1st, 778-994-3984

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, priv, $850, shrd w/d, incl all utils, cable, internet, no pets, July 1, 604-506-5685 1 BR bsmt, upr Lonsdale, NS/NP, avail June 15th, nr schls/bus, $900 incls utils, 604-985-3429 1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1275. 604-985-6607 1 BR, Upper Lonsdale, reno’d, new appl, $1195 incl hydro/cable, alarm, net, ns np 778-688-8774 2 BDRM bsmt suite, brand new, 550 sf, ctrl Lonsdale, E 19th/ Ridgeway, own entry, w/d, all new appls, no pets, n/s, internet, utils incl $1300. 604-904-9459 shamas.mason5@gmail.com 2 BDRM, garden level, UPPER LYNN Valley, bright and spacious, gd cond, , f/p, nr bus, n/s, n/p, July 1, $1200 + 1/2 utils. 604-925-4396 or 604-418-0930 2 BDRM large Bsmt Suite on quiet Lower Lonsdale North Van St. $1100. Available Immediately. Call 604-983-8518 for viewing. 2 BR above, view, dw, wd, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1350+% utils, lease, July 1, 604-306-7187. 2 BR + den upper level, Adderley St, with view, 1200sf, No Pets, $1400/mo, avail Now, 604-986-2088, 604-506-8615

1BDRM/1BTH UNIQUE 2 level, Heritage Blvd. NV Steps to Cap U, SuperStore, buses. W/D, utilities, private entry. NS NP $1,000. (778) 998-0924 1BDRM/1BTH 123 E. 26th St, North Van. Lrge 1 bed & nook. Own entrance, shared laundry, doesn’t cover cable/ web, n/s, n/p. View 6/03 14pm call for appt. No Pets. $875/mo. Call 604-987-7087

2BDRM/1BTH CLEMENTS Ave 1 bedroom & small den bsmt suite near Mt Royal & Ranger. July 1st. $895 incl utl. Small quiet clean dog permitted.N/S N/D Pets OK. Call: (604) 9299492 email:Ferguso@its.jnj.com 2BDRM/1BTH GARDEN Suite Windsor Park Lovely 1000 sf. bright garden-level suite.$1,350 month. W/D, lg. yard, parking, close to bus, schools, amenities. NS/NP.Avail Jul 1.604-724-4462 lesliegrant@shaw.ca

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR, den, Parkgate area. 2.5 ba., d/w, w/d, f/p, garage, patio, ns np, July 15 $2400+util 604-805-9150

2 BR grnd level ste, Grand Blvd area, bright, quiet, shared w/d, nr bus, n/s n/p $1200 incl hydro, July 1st, Refs, View Sunday 4-6pm, 823 E 12th St. 604-990-9610

2 BR large quiet, nr Edgemont, 1.5 bth, 5 appls, deck by stream, fp, ns 604-922-9400

2 BR large bsmt suite, Lynn Valley, own entry, w/d, util incl, n/s, n/p, $1400. 604-990-0621

MATURE DISTRICT MANAGER seeks West Van home or condo at reasonable 2 yr + plus lease rate. Pls call 604-925-7003

6615

From $995 to $4995 ’Office to showroom’ in hi traffic count Main and Mt. Hwy. Easy on and off bridge to hwy and transit loop NV 950’ to 3000’ 12 parking ac high ceiling. Drive thru! $15’ plus nnn and utilities... 604-657-4508 Royal LePage

3 BR, top floor, large living room kitchen, dining rm, 2 bath, 6 appl. 1/2 garage, big back yrd, Grnd Blvd nr schools/hospital, ns, np, $2200+utils. Now 604-985-4263

OFFICE SPACE - Capilano & Marine Dr area, from 1 to 3 offices available. 604-220-0505

3 BR, upper suite, upper Lonsdale, wd, np, ns, avail Jun 15 $1700 incl utils, 604-980-8224

6620

Wanted To Rent

Warehouse/ Commercial

WAREHOUSE/ OFFICE for rent avail. immed, clean, secure, bright. Bolivar Park Area Surrey $950 month +half utilities (604) 916-3473:


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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

#210-815-4TH AVE, Uptown New West. 1BR, $145,000, Large Bright Rms. 650 SF. Full Reno; All flrs, 4 S/S Appls, New Plumbing, Roof, 125 Amp Panel, 20 outlets, Indoor Pool, Prkg, Dog,Kids OK. 7 blocks toNew WestSkytrain, 4 blocks to 180 stores. Call John 778-397-0508

For Sale by Owner

6015

North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver www.mytownhouseforsale.com Paul: 604-789-4924

6008-24

Houses - Sale

6020-08 673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Chilliwack Own the Land, 1092sf 2br rancher, kids OK $185K 824-7803 id5541 Sry Open House Sun 2-4, 202 13858-102 ave 1250sf 2br 2ba upper lvl tnhse +45 complex $242K 778-395-5140 id5507 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $409,900 507-8186 id5525 Sry Newton 2479sf 5br 3.5ba 1/2 duplex w/legal suite $464,500 592-6703 id5542

949 HARRIS AVE, COQUITLAM Fabulous updated character home on gorgeous fenced lot with lane access! $599,900. Call Joe Campbell Personal Real Estate Corporation RE/MAX Crest Realty 604-985-7653

Surrey

ABSOLUTELY STUNNING! 3 br 3 ba, 2045sf duplex style T/home, ss appls, fenced yard, finished bsmt, dble garage. $462,900. Virtual tour www.cotala.com/2755 yourproperty4sale@gmail.com

SAT JUNE 2nd , 2-4pm, 142-120A Street ❏ Quick Sale, below assesment reno’d top flr, 2 BR, 2 bath, 1225sf, $249K. ❏ Top floor, renod 1BR, 1bath, 752sf, asking $169k. Fully rained screened, nr amens. Mala, Sutton, 778-859-4458

6008-34

Vancouver East Side

Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn dan@realestatehomes.net www.realestatehomes.net 'Bringing People Together'

6008-42

Need a New Place?

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

Houses - Sale

6020-38

2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847 johndouglas@telus.net 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

6020

Real Estate

BC Area Foreclosures Free list w/pics $250K and Up These Must be SOLD www.bcareaforeclosures.com ★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

6020-04

SALE BY OWNER Vcr lot w/house, approx 37x103, Killarney paved alley, mins to bus/skytrain nr schools, shops, rec ctre. 604-619-0964* 604-916-5104

6030

6020-06

6020-20

Mission

8186 Nelson Street, Mission Building lot 0.89 acres RE/MAX All Pointstaracaldwellrealestate.com $335,900. Call: (604) 328-8127

6020-22

Coquitlam

4BDRM / 4BTH 2639 Delahaye, Coquitlam Luxurious, modern taracaldwellrealestate.com 604-328-8127 RE/MAX All Points $988,000

Out Of Town Property

Lots & Acreage COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668

8010

Alarm/Security

★ Security Cameras from $299 Call for Estimates 604-583-7002 www.ebonyelectric.com

8015

Appliance Repairs

SERVICE & PARTS. Washer & dryers, stoves, d/w and fridges. Lic’d & insured. 604-346-8925

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 laclejeuneliving.com CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

8030

Carpentry

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

8035

Carpet Cleaning

PRO CARPET INSTALLER Repairs, etc, (lino too) reas rates 25 yr exp. 604-984-7111

8055

Cleaning

18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Exc refs 604-980-1495 www.maidinheaven.ca $20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

CLEANING BY JENNIFER ★ Five Stunning 5 acre oceanfrontlots near Horton Bay on Mayne Island from $404,000 growland@sothebysrealty.ca Greg Rowland, Sotheby’s Intl Rlty Canada, www.gregrowland.ca Call 250-665-6868

6035

Mobile Homes

Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $44,444. #18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. 604-534-2997

6040

Okanagen/ Interior

New Westminster

EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290

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:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

N WEST 220 Queens Ave, circa 1907, known as W.E. Vanstone house, 5 Br, 3 bath, 10,765 sf lot, approx 5,000 sf , inclds 2BR bsmt ste. parlike back yd. $1,388,000. Gerri, Mac Rlty, 604-761-3464

Port Coquitlam

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: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

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

Surrey

SRY; FLEETWOOD GEM! 15556 - 92A Ave. Well maintained 2850sf Home, many updates, new Yaletown style in-law ste. 11,300sf Lot! Near all amens, schools, transit, shops. 1st time on market original Builder/Owner. $658,500. By appt, serious inquiries only please. No agents. BY OWNER Dave 604-589-2248 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 604 760-3792

8060 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: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

8073

Drainage

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

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: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

6070

Squamish/ Whistler

8075

Drywall

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 Boarding, Taping & Painting, Small Jobs Welcome! Reliable, Free Est. Gary ★ 604-710-7769

Electrical

Ebony Electric MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441

Recreation Property

#1 Electrical on the North Shore!

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

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 www.orlandoprojects.com

Concrete

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

8080

6065

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

6020-08

6050

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

6020-34 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. REDUCED $229,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

Recreation Property

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

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

6020-28

Chilliwack

6065

13 yrs exp. 604-537-4749

Burnaby

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

Okanagen/ Interior

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

DOUBLE LOT We will buy your double or single lot realtor ok north or west van 778 891 1474 arcconstruction@telus.net

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6040

Vancouver East Side

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

S.SRY, 15298-20 Ave, Top floor, 1185sf, 2 BR, 2 bath, 6 appls, f/p, lrg balcony, prkg, rec facility. $285,900 No agent 604-872-2485

Langley/ Aldergrove

LOVELY VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH West Vancouver, Best Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Foors, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,690,000. Tel: (778) 855-7375

6020-18

6008-30

6020

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

6020-14

Port Coquitlam

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

Coquitlam

uSELLaHOME.com

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

6008-22

6020

HOMESERVICES

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#18405 ELECTRICIAN

Best rates, local, Reliable, 24-7 free est. All job sizes 100% satisfaction. Adam 604-765-8439 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

6 Lakeshore Drive, Cultas Lake $1,229,000, Luxurious Lakeside living at Cultas Lake, Vancouver’s closest fresh water ski lake. A thoughtfuly designed 5 BR, 3lvl home. Perfect for summer vacation or year round living. Nancy-Jean O’Carroll, Sothebys Int’l Rlty Canada, 604-825-7053 www.nancyjean.ca

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 www.barbgloor.com

6075

Sunshine Coast

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 Cyrus Electric Lic# 106868 new construction & reno - big & small - best rate 604-781-9044 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

cont. on next page LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

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

3BDRM/2.5BTH 5070 Les Way Road Gorgeous home and garden in sunny Davis Bay! Master suite on main, detached studio, detached double garage with 220 MLS #V951655 $599,000. Call Karen Judd at (604) 740-4395

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


A38 - North Shore News - Friday, June 1, 2012

HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

8090

Fencing/Gates

8125

8155

Gutters

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

NORTH SHORE AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

DECKS & FENCES

ABEAM Contracting

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

Call Richard 604-928-2944

NO HST! til June 30

(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

604-340-7189

SAVE $ Small to medium jobs Fences • Decks • or? North Shore since 1978 Call Mike 604-783-9558

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

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

Fireplaces

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

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

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

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing,

flooring, deck, fence, drywall, paint, plumbing, electrical. Mark 604-761-7745

Allwest Garden Service

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

All-Trades.ca Renos & Repairs. References. 25 years exp. 604-988-4809

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

8140

Heating

604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

Garden Services

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

604-518-5661

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

Glass Mirrors

STAINED Glass Equipment for sale. Full contents for stained glass business. Glass, tools, books, metal etc.(604) 885-9995 or email: 1cupoftea@telus.net

8125

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

ALL ASPECTS of Home Improvements, Int/ext, painting, flring, finishing. 604-929-8177

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

8120

GARDEN SERVICES LTD.

LABOUR 4 YOU

- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

Gutters

8150 8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824

A

604-876-4604

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

Performance Garden Service

LAWNCUTS

Kitchens/Baths

ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316 www.onsiterenovations.com

www.constructivelandscaping.com

Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 KatsuraLandscaping.ca

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

Handyperson

Michael 778-868-5079

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

8105

8160

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

8130

NORTH SHORE FENCES

8100

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

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

BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645 johngormleycontracting.com

Landscaping

8160

Lawn & Garden

Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433

2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 B. DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING LTD Lawn maintenance, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, aerating. Complete lawn/ garden serv. Bill 604-317-9961 ★Call Jungle George ■ Hedge ■ Trees ■ Pruning ■ Dumping yard cleanup. 604-317-3552 $23 LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252

C all T ThE hE E Experts xperts Call

Quality Work You Can Trust!

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

Insured/WCB

LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. All your garden needs. 604-788-9687 Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, new grass, etc. 604-782-5288 PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

8175

Masonry

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

8180

Home Services

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

8185

Moving & Storage

INSTANT MOVE QUOTES moving-storage-packing

MOVERS.CA 604 980-MOVE 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 VANCOUVER.com 1, 3 & 6 ton

You Buy It! We Build It!

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA PRECISION PAINTING

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

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096

Avallon Painting Ltd. Interior | Exterior Residential | Commercial WCB | Insured Free Estimates 25 Years Experience

Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca

DELBROOK

FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234

778-997-9582

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

Fully Insured 20 years experience Call 604Free Estimates INTERIOR & EXTERIOR SPECIALS

7291234

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext. Competitive prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ ext. Spring special 604-985-0402 AVALLON PAINTING LTD Inter/Ext, Res/Comm, WCB, Ins. Free Est. 25 Yrs Exp. Call 604-353-5893

DVK PAINTING LTD. Call Dave Ext/Int. Res/Comm. Quality work. Great rates. WCB. 604-354-2930 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159 RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Int, ext, strata. Power washing, small repairs. 604-299-5831, cell 604-833-7529

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

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

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

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Free Est - Lic - Ins - Bonded

8225

Power Washing

ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402 DECKS, PATIOS, pools, driveways. 25 yrs exp on North Shore. Free ests. Call Al 604-782-3973

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

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

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 RB Contracting, new framing, forming, decks, stairs & roofing. Custom homes. 604-721-8743

8250

Roofing

NORTH SHORE AT YOUR HOME ROOFING

NO HST! til June 30

(max. $400)

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

www.chrisdalehomes.com

DANICO CONSTRUCTION LTD. ALL KINDS OF RENOVATIONS

Additions/Extensions BASEMENTS KITCHENS & BATHS HARDWOOD FLOORS FINISH CARPENTRY SPECIALISTS Over 20 Years Exp.

604-313-8050

TAVES ROOFING QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Serving our Community for over 25 Years

Licensed/Certified Installers • Insured Residential • Commercial • All Roofing Systems

604.980.1058

www.tavesroofing.com Finance Available (OAC) • 24 Hour Emergency Service

Aluminum & Glass Railings Fences & Gates PATIO COVERS

778-855-5574 778-316-2116

Book by June 15/12, get 10% off EURO PRO FACE LIFT. Patios & Decks. Mario 604-805-5651, 604-434-3771

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. est.1986

Home and Business Renovation & Maintenance www.pacificworks.ca 604-785-9770

ALLEY LANE HOMES & MORE LTD. New Home Warranty New Homes, Renovations & Additions

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

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

Licensed, Bonded & Insured

WESTMOR

A+

ROOF NOW!

604-984-6560

www.affordablequalityroofing.com

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

MATCO DESIGN

www.crownroofgutters.ca

604-720-1564

LIONS GATE ROOFING

All Renovations & Additions, Ins. Quality Work 30 yrs exp. matco@telus.net

604-722-1105

RENOS & NEW CONSTRUCTION 20 years exp • Excellent ref’s Hands On Project Management From Concept To Completion

604.987.9586 • 604.740.7420

MATT 604-988-4644

Save $500 Ask Us How

Call for a free estimate:

actualplumbing.ca

604-908-1469

Call for your free estimate now

Tried & True Since 1902

Plumbing

Actual Plumbing ★ 24 / 7★

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain!

778-320-5471

ABEAM Contracting ★ Reno’s, Decks, Fences & Construction Richard 604-928-2944

Cell 604.626.1975

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations *Additions *Quality Work *Ref’s 30 years experience! 604-720-1564 matco@telus.net

Bill 604-298-1222

CONFIDENT

Jean-Guy Bottin

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

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

A new deck, kitchen or bath. Addition? M&T Projects fully insured 604-537-3632

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

FAIRWAY PAINTING

8240

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

www.avallonpaint.com avallonpainting@gmail.com

PAINTING LTD.

143 - 14488 Knox Way, Richmond, B.C.

Plumbing

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

604.353.5893

Advantage Aluminum Products Ltd.

8220

Call 778-713-3334

PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

Patio Covers

ALLQUEST PAINTING

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

Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105 SKY VIEW ROOFING LTD ✔ Licenced & Insured ✔ Excellent References 10% Discount off any written quote!

604-317-4729

www.skyviewroofing1.com

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 604-349-1958

Plumbing Ltd

All In Wonder Construction for all your reno & repair needs. Designer & contractor. Fully insured, licensed 604-715-0404

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346

604-551-8531

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

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

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK Free Est Lic - Ins - Bonded


HOMESERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8250

Roofing

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

8255

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

1978 MERCEDES 450SL, convertible w/hardtop, run grt, looks sharp $8500.604-922-5986

B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .

10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com

HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $8,950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Tiling

Installations & repairs CERAMIC TILE MARBLE GRANITE SLATE

John 604.916.2305 20 yrs exp

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

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or www.members.shaw.ca/msot

8310

Top Soil

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

1985 BMW 735 Automatic 160,000 kms Air-cared, Great collector car, New brakes and exhaust, Black, Tan interior, no tears in seats. $5,260. Call: (604) 889-2925

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

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

Andrew 604-618-8585

2011 CHEVY Malibu LS auto, air, loaded, cd MSRP $26,890 $15,995 #4142 1-888-812-251

1992 CADILLAC Deville, navy blue, alarm, michelin tires, good cond. $1850. 604-732-6991

2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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

2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001

2001 OLDSMOBILE Aurora auto, only 81,000 kms Luxury $7500 #01-2586 604.466.6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

Window Cleaning

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

Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411.

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

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000 1970jaguaretype4sale.com adamashurst61@gmail.com

2006 CADILLAC DTS. Fully loaded, luxury package, On Star, landau top, sunroof, a/c, heated seats, no accidents. 71,000 km. $16,800 obo. 604-793-5520 2006 CHRYSLER 300C Ultimate Car, All Options...$13,888 #8320 1-888-812-2511

1979 MG Midget 75,000kms Ready to drive away $5,000. 604 739-9234 nickimuir@yahoo.com

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721 2011 CADILLAC CTS, Luxury Leather, Panaramic Sunroof Mags...MSRP $46,980 now $29,895 #4192 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVY Impala Sports Sedan, Fully Loaded MS RP $28,980 now $13,995 #3582 1-888-812-2511

1961 TRIUMPH TR3A red,black interiorComplete & original good engine& trany for details (Delta) 604-816-9954, $9,500 obo

1988 CHEVY Silverado, auto, pb, pw, air, towing package, excellent cond, 6 mths away collectors plate. $5500. 604-924-1511

1994 CHEV Blazer 4x4, 182K, a/cared ’14, 4.3L vortec eng, red, auto, loaded, a/c, gd michelins, $1900 obo, 604-556-7776

9129

Luxury Cars

9135

4 'Winterforce' Firestone Radial Winter Tires, 215 / 70R15, $100 for all 4, 604-980-6446

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

Scrap Car Removal

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

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

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS

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. 2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $28,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

2000 FORD F15 Well Equiped Truck...$2,995 #8313 - 1-888-812-2511 2001 CHEVROLET Silverado Big Selection of trucks under $10k.....$3,995 #0420 1-888-812-2511

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

2003 FORD Ranger 5 speed Tonneau cover-$6800 - #03-1311 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.6007. #30332

604-872-0109

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

2007 CADILLAC Escalade AWD Luxury, Leather, All Options $31,988 #3339 1-888-812-251

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

E

2010 JEEP Patriot North Edition 4x4 $19,888 #10-8231 MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007

2011 EDGE AWD, SYNC SYSTEM, black $27,888 - #111168 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West. 2011 FLEX AWD, power group white, $26,488 #1111586 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West. 2011 GMC Yukon 4wd luxury/ Leather/ Loaded/ Mags...$35,995 #3791 1-888-812-2511 2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV 4wd 7Pass, Fully Loaded with mags....$28,888 #3776 1-888-812-2511

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

2012 CHEVY Cruze Well Equiped, 0% 84 Months ...$16,995 own for $93BW #28345s - 1-888-812-2511 2012 GMC Yukon 4wd Luxury, Leather, Loaded, mags MSRP $56,880 now $37,995 #4237 - 1-888-812-2511 2012 SILVERADO/ Sierra Extended Cab, Brand New, Auto, V8, Air and much more $21,995 #27886a 1-888-812-2511

2009 GMC Acadia SLE 50,000km;auto;cd/dvd/tv $26,000. Call: (604) 727-7071

2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Automatic 86,000 kms 6 cylinder,leather seats,sunroof,air conditioning 5x cd player 6 way pioneer speakers $12,250. Call: (778) 859-7204

2005 JEEP Liberty Sprt 4x4 $8800 #05-1840MJ Autowholesale.com #30332 604.466.6007 2006 F350 XLT 4X4 SC DIESEL 4x4 auto power group, grey. $21,988 #2618051 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New West.

THE SCRAPPER

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact? Research vehicles on driving.ca

1998 JEEP TJ -5speed $5900 #98-1754 604.466.6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE:

2010 JEEP Grand Cherokee 4wd Luxury, Fully Loaded SUV Mags...$21,988 #4217 1-888-812-2511

2011 SUBARU Outback Luxury SUV, Fully Loaded $25,995 #3626 - 1-888-812-2511

2009 KAWASAKI Vulcan, under 5,000 kms, perfect beginner bike $5500. 604-467-8691

Parts & Accessories

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd Auto, 6Cyl, Loaded, 10 Left...$25,888 #3898 1-888-812-2511 1994 CHEV GMC Z-71. Dark blue, auto, 4x4, extended cab. Aircared, new tires. $1,800 obo. Call Rob, 604-533-2410, aft 5pm.

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve

9155

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

FREE

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire sedan auto $5900 #05-3025 604.466-6007 mjautowholesale.com #30332

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

9145 2004 DODGE SX 2.0, 127,000 kms, aircared, air, sunroof, tilt steering, p. windows, like new inside & out, 600 kms per tank, lady driven & owned since new. $5800 OBO Call 604-794-7426

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2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

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FORD Taurus SE 1999 166,000 kms, excellent condition, new tires, $3200. (604) 943-9862 or email: dytsemra@hotmail.com

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

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1986 OLDS Toronado, auto sporty 2 dr coup,122k, a/c., a/c’d 2013. Power everything, blue with blue int. 604-792-4517. $2500.

2003 CADILLAC CTS, 49K, 4dr, white, auto, fully loaded, mint condition, $19,500 604-864-8199

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2011 CHEVROLET Malibu Platinum Edition Top of the Line with Leather/ 75 to Liquidate MSRP $29,770 now$17,888 #4076 1-888-812-2511

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

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2002 OLDS Alero Fully loaded car...$2,995 #4730 1-888-812-2511

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1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997

2001 FORD Focus ZTS, silver 4 dr auto, a/c, radio/CD, peppy 4 cyl Zetec, 117 K, remote starter +4 snows. $4200 604-985-8223

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2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

1986 CHRYSLER TC Woody Wagon, 1 owner, excellent condition. $2350. 604-534-2997

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1999 FORD Taurus stn wagon burgandy, exc cnd, 8 seats, gd tires,125k. $2,950. 604-986-9744

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1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

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2007 F150 LARIAT, fully loaded, white $25,888 - #276477XX WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West.

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: aaronhare@gmail.com

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696, aaronhare@gmail.com

2007 RAV4, 4WD, grey $15,988 - #2791656 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way New West. 2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511 2010 CHEVY Express 2500 Cargos 10 Left, In house Lease and Finance Available $19,995 #3330 - 1-888-812-2511

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

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Sports & Imports

Central Auto North Shores Best

2007 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 only 30,000kms, navigation, rear camera, premium pkg, MB serviced, local, one owner, silver/charcoal, $33,850 immaculate. 2006 Lexus RX330 41,000kms, ultra premium pkg, nav/DVD/rear camera, Lexus serviced, bamboo pearl/beige leather, immaculate. $28,850 2006 Lexus LS430 luxury sedan, only 68,800kms, moonroof, premium sound, Lexus serviced, cyprus pearl/beige leather, truly exceptional. $26,850 2010 Mitsubishi Lancer auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, only 53,000kms, dealer serviced, balance of factory warranty, exceptional condition. $12,500

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2003 CIVIC SDN 4DR SDN DX-G AUTO red $ 7,888 #2393112 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 1984 CORVETTE 383 stroker auto hard top - soft top Stainless exhasummust $8,995 Ph 604-795-9967 1988 TOYOTA Corolla, Exc cond, new rad, tires & batt. Aircared. $800 obo. 604-598-3288 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460

2008 NISSAN Versa Auto $8800 #08-4339 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.6007. #30332

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,500. 778-227-2010

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

Vans

2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 LX V6 auto 185 hp - 20,300 km. Only $11,900. Chwk 604-847-3297 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.

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1996 FORD Aerostar Van, one owner, excellent driving condition 154,000 kms $2500. 604-987-1058

1999 HONDA Odyssey Van 7 pass $5500 - #99-0752 MJAutowholesale.com 604.466.6007. #30332 2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3700. 604-846-8597 after 4pm or all day wkends

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1995 VW GOLF $2500, great car, 1 owner, mags, sunroof, all records, recent engine work, clutch, new tires, shocks, springs. Call 604-521-4932 or email: dstrandberg@shaw.ca

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $14,900 obo. 778-889-6557

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack 2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2005 Jaguar X-Type 3.0L Rare Estate Wagon Prem.Pkg Quartz on Charcoal, Auto, AWD 106,000kms $15,75.0 North Shore owned & serviced 778.389.7626 rsmmac@shaw.ca

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

2002 INFINITY I35 4 dr auto, Luxury model, 1 owner, loaded, exc cond. Moving must sell. $8800 obo. Sry 604-541-0018 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696

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1996 MIRAGE 19ft , 4.3 litre good on fuel, stocked, stored indoors, no salt, 600 hrs, w/trailer, good cond, $8800 obo. 604-857-3344 19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $6000 obo. 604-817-9004

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2002 25’ Custom Coach travel trailer, queen bed & bunks, $10,500. Call 604-984-9293 2002 WINNEBAGO Sunova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2007 GTI SEADOOS yellow, 4 Stroke, low hrs, 155HP. & 2003 GTX Seadoo blue, 2 Stroke, 160 hrs. With trailer, stored indoors, no salt water; $12,500 obo. LOTS of FUN! 604-857-3344

2004 WESTWIND Trailer. 25 ft. Sleeps 6, incl private BR w/dbl bed. Awning, bbq, full bath, fridge/ stove. $10,000. 604-538-8120

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net

2008 PONTIAC Montana Vans Fully Loaded Vans, 15 to Choose...$7,995 #4199 1-888-812-2511

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2007 TERRY 28ft, slide, auto awning, sleeps 6, exc cond. Used 3 mths! $20,000. 604-367-7892

RV’s/Trailers

1980 GMC C Class, 21ft m/h, w/motorcycle carrier, running cond. $1500 obo. 604-937-0408

2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Luxury Van 12 Left, Power Sliding Doors etc...$18,888 #4207 1-888-812-2511 2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Ultimate Luxury Vans with Power Sliders...$18,888 #4215 1-888-812-2511

2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $65,000 604-948-5048

1984 COACHMEN 24’ Class C 350 Chev, sleeps 6, 70,000 miles, gd cond. $6,500. 604-438-6330

2010 DODGE Grand Caravan Fully Loaded with Stow n’ Go (25 Left)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, 2 slides, spotless. Reduced $18,500. 604-230-2728

2011 COUGAR 28-6' Mint only 1 trip. Loaded c/w slide + all options ++ more $23,900 604 531-2841

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

1990 FORD 28ft Classic, 120K, always roofed, sleeps 6, $8300, 604-466-1469

2000 Honda Odyssey LX Automatic 231,000 kms Grey, single owner, good condition, trans & brakes recently done. Bluetooth. Trailer hitch. Service records avail. $4,999. Call: (604) 987-1595 email: hurlberton@shaw.ca

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1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208; adkooy@telus.net

Red, pwr top, 57,000kms, BCAA inpected,ST#P5720A

Low kms,sunroof,auto,alloys,Bluetooth, only 1 left

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

1988 SLUMBER QUEEN. 5th Wheel. Sleeps 4. Fridge - 3 way, furnace, a/c. Clean & well kept. No rust. $4,250. 604-298-4042

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166

Low kms,sunroof,alloys,Bluetooth,V6, only 1 left

1976 CASCADE Pilothouse Ketch. 42 ft sail boat. New dinghy & outboard motor. Radar & auto pilot. Perfect coastal cruiser. Live aboard. $34,800. 604-538-1410

1974 ERICSON 29, sailing sloop, diesel engine, fully equipped, North Van moorage, taxes incl, $19,900. Call 250-819-9650

2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

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2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030

2006 DODGE Caravan, 7 pass, well maintained, 187K, new tires, one owner, $4500, 604-988-4918

2005 COROLLA Auto,96k, a/c, no acc, aircared, new tires $8,500. Call: (604) 274-8627

RV’s/Trailers

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

2005 BMW 645 Ci Convertible 1 Owner,43KM,Immaculate,6spd Manual, $39,000. 604-833-6931

2003 Toyota Corolla S 124K. Very good cond. Must sell. Too many cars.$7600. 778-888-1045

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Boats

2004 FORD Freestar, V6, 4.2L, auto, low kms, new brakes, tires & battery $6800. 604-858-7553

Financing & Leasing Available

2004 Mercedes Benz CLK320 Coupe only 108,000kms,$14,850 2006 BMW X3 3.0 only 46,200k New Price $24,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0 only 93,800k New Price $17,850 2001 BMW X5 3.0 only 147,000k $12,850 2006 Mercedes Benz C280 4Matic only 69,500k New Price $16,850 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 only 61,600k New Price $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 only 57,500k New Price $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 only 49,800k $12,850 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLE AWD only 83,000k New Price$10,850 2004 VW Beetle Convertible $16,850 5spd only 43,300k

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1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 bberbea@shaw.ca

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

Braking News

Brendan McAleer

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THE new Chrysler 300 builds upon the bold design of the original 2005 model, boasting numerous small changes that add up to a dramatically improved car that has increased its sales for 19 straight months.

2012 Chrysler 300

300 exclamation points

Columnist Brendan McAleer reviews the 2012 Ford Mustang in next week’s Rev.

David Chao Contributing Writer

IF you need evidence that Chrysler has changed, look no further than the marketing for the redesigned 300 sedan. Not the sedan itself — we’ll get to that — but the marketing. In the latest commercial, an announcer speaks to the concepts of character, conviction, pride... and a fuel-efficient eight-speed transmission. Meanwhile, the sedan is shown driving confidently and serenely through the streets of Detroit, passing by school children, firefighters, and families on its way to a house in the suburbs. The commercial extends the superb “Imported from Detroit” campaign, reinforcing a compelling theme of success and renewal through commitment and hard work. Leaving behind the excess and bravado of the past, the reinvented Chrysler claims a sense of responsibility that we haven’t associated with it in a long, long time. And that’s exactly what many of us have been hoping to see. The marriage between Chrysler and

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increased for 19 consecutive months. Combine the numerous across-theboard improvements with a more humble approach to marketing, and you have a new Chrysler and a new 300 sedan. A company with higher expectations, and a vehicle that’s able to meet them. Design While many current family sedans lean toward sportier and more athletic exteriors, the 300 has more in common with superluxury sedans such as the Audi A8 and Lexus LS, looking as if it was carved from a block of iron. Notable styling cues include the new LED daytime running lamps and elegant, trapezoidal grille. The 300 is upright and solid, but has a surprisingly trim figure thanks to the clean lines and subtle creases running the length of the vehicle. The designers have done an amazing job, conveying a sense of power and strength without making the car overly muscular. Inside, the 300 employs an understated design highlighted by excellent blue-backlit gauges and a smart-looking trapezoidal clock integrated into the dashboard. The

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A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Fiat and Mazda partner up on MX5-based Alfa-Romeo To say that I love the latest iteration of the Mazda MX-5 would be a bit of an understatement. Despite those who rushed to tell me what a girly car it is, the MX-5 is such a hoot I went completely head-over-heels for it: girls just wanna have fun. But for those looking for a car that’s a bit more — shall we say — Mrs. Robinson, the MX-5 might lack that curvy European je ne c’est quoi. Good news though: she’s back, and she’s still trying to seduce Dustin Hoffman. Alfa-Romeo parent company Fiat has recently announced a joint venture with Mazda to use the bones of the upcoming next-gen MX-5 to build a successor to the little red Spider that captured so many imaginations while sailing over the Golden Gate in 1967’s The Graduate.

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Mercedes-Benz in 1998 was supposed to be the catalyst for an improved Chrysler brand, but that relationship generated more frustration than synergy, lasting less than a decade and starting the American manufacturer down the path to its eventual 2009 bankruptcy. Credit for a kinder, gentler Chrysler instead goes to Italian automaker Fiat, which got Chrysler back onto its feet two years ago and became the majority shareholder when it acquired controlling interest from the Canadian and U.S. governments earlier this year. For its part, the 300 builds upon the bold design and powerful stance of the original 2005 version, with refreshed styling that maintains its unique place in the sedan market. However, the real difference is in the small details. Gone are the little annoyances that made the past model more bark than bite, replaced by an attention to detail that dramatically improves the overall experience. The engines are still big and powerful, but Chrysler would rather focus on the cutting-edge eight-speed transmission, fuel-efficient all-wheel-drive system, and dramatically improved interior. If that’s not enough to convince you of the company’s transformation, consider that sales have

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cabin is comfortable, inviting, and—best of all—looks nothing like the platform-sharing Dodge Charger. Chrysler has often cut corners on its vehicle interiors, but that behaviour appears to be a thing of the past. As far as build quality goes, the 300 is a vast improvement over its predecessor. It might not be perfect, but the materials, fit, and finish have caught up with the rest of the auto industry. Performance A new 3.6-litre V-6 produces 292 horsepower and 260 foot-pounds of torque, while the 5.7-litre Hemi V-8 carries over from before with 363 h.p. and 394 foot-pounds of torque. Then there’s the 6.4-litre Hemi V-8 found in the SRT8 model, producing a staggering 470 h.p. and 470 foot-pounds of torque. Rear-wheel drive is standard, and all-wheel drive is optional. As great as it is that Chrysler is pushing a fuel-efficient eight-speed automatic, it’s a bit disappointing that it’s only available for the 3.6-litre V-6, and is an option on the base Touring model. It improves efficiency by roughly nine per cent, and that would be a welcome gain on the gas-hungry Hemi engines, which are stuck with five gears. Considering how big the 300 is, you would expect the car to be soft and ponderous in the traditional American-sedan way. However, American sedans have undergone major changes in the past few years, and the 300 is no exception. The handling is direct and predictable, while the ride quality remains smooth and easygoing. The eight-speed transmission comes with a “Sport” mode, but the 300’s forte is as a comfortable cruiser, getting you from Point A to Point B in relaxed style. From that standpoint, the base 3.6-litre engine is more than enough for its purposes, and will hopefully render the 5.7-litre and 6.4-litre engines unnecessary over time. Environment In addition to looking good, the cabin is highly functional, with loads of passenger

and storage space, including a large glovebox and centre console, huge map pockets, illuminated cupholders, and a folding rear seat to expand the already considerable trunk space. The best reason to skip the base Touring trim is to swap the small 4.3-inch touch panel for the excellent Uconnect Touch 8.4 Media Centre, which comes with a giant, 8.4-inch touch panel (an Apple iPad has a 9.7-inch screen). The redesigned Uconnect system is responsive, easy to use, and upgradeable with a Garmin GPS navigation system. Chrysler has also brought Beats By Dr. Dre Audio Technology to the 300, providing it with a 10-speaker, high-definition audio system designed for accurate, studio-quality sound reproduction. Beats by Dr. Dre has already found its way into headphones and smartphones, and it’s fitting that the technology has shown up as part of the new Chrysler. Features The 300 sells in Touring, 300S V-6, Limited, 300C, 300S V8, and SRT8 trims, with rear- or all-wheel drive available depending on the model. The price range is considerable, going from the starting point of $32,995 up to $48,995 for the SRT8. Standard equipment on the Touring model includes ABS, electronic stability control, traction control, cruise control, dual-zone air conditioning, power-adjustable driver’s seat, tilt/telescope steering, fog lamps, 60/40 split-folding rear seat, and seven airbags. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include an eight-speed automatic with paddle shifters, heated front seats, Uconnect Touch 8.4 Media Centre with 8.4-inch touch panel, Garmin GPS navigation, Beats By Dr. Dre Audio Technology, 10- and 19-speaker sound systems, remote starter, backup camera and sensors, heated/cooled cupholders, and a dual-pane panoramic sunroof. Fuel efficiency for the base 3.6-litre V-6 (rear-wheel drive) is rated at 11.7 litres/100 kilometres in the city and 7.3 l/100 km on the highway with the five-

speed transmission, improving to 10.9 l/100 km and 6.4 l/100 km with the eight-speed automatic. Thumbs up Across-the-board improvements; excellent eight-speed transmission; intelligent Uconnect Touch 8.4 system. Thumbs down Limited availability of eight-speed automatic transmission. The bottom line Puts the exclamation point on the reinvented Chrysler. Competitors Buick Regal The $29,940 Regal features a 2.4-litre inline-four producing 182 h.p. and 172 foot-pounds of torque, or a turbocharged 2.0-litre inline-four tuned for 220 h.p. and 260 foot-pounds of torque or 270 h.p. and 295 foot-pounds of torque. The Regal is a stunning sedan and, like the 300, has an important role in the resurgence of General Motors and the Buick brand. However, a V-6 option would be a good option for the front-wheel drive sedan. Ford Taurus For $27,999, the Taurus comes with a 3.5-litre V-6 with 263 h.p. and 249 foot-pounds of torque, or a turbocharged version with 365 h.p. and 350 foot-pounds of torque. It’s available with either front- or all-wheel drive. Easily the 300’s closest competition in the family-sedan segment, the Taurus takes a more aggressive approach to styling. It’s not quite as classy, but matches the Chrysler’s size and imposing presence. Infiniti G Sedan At its starting price of $36,390, the G25 Sedan comes with a lightweight 2.5-litre V6 generating 218 h.p. and 187 foot-pounds of torque. For $43,450, the G37 comes with a larger 3.7-litre V-6 tuned for 328 h.p. and 269 foot-pounds of torque. If you’re comparing the 300 to a luxury sedan, the excellent G Sedan is a solid choice. With sporty handing and exceptional attention to detail, the Infiniti offers fantastic value.

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The new car will be built by Mazda in Japan, and will boast its own unique drivetrain options, as well as that pretty Alfa styling. Speaking of preconceived notions, you can forget about your Fix It Again Tony memories of the last Italian cars that were sold to us Canadesi. The modern range of Fiat-sourced engines available in Europe are both reliable and, dare I say it, perhaps even a bit sweeter-revving than the lively powerplant of the current MX-5. Coming to America: VW Jetta Alltrack It’s even more Euro-love with rumours that Volkswagen is likely to bring a lifted, off-roady version of their Jetta Wagon (Golf Wagon in our market) over to our side of the pond. Basically a jacked-up Jetta with a bit of extra bodycladding à la Subaru Outback or Audi All-Road, the Alltrack has the spacious interior and efficient engine options of its less-outdoorsy cousins, but adds clearance for logging road excursions and ski trips. “But wait!” you cry, “Do we really need this car, given that the cross-over Tiguan exists and does pretty much the same job?” Good point. However, the current Tiguan is slated to pull the inflation cord and balloon to a seven-seater configuration suitable for those who want a bit more space but don’t want to outlay Touareg money. Having a small, flexible wagon would plug the gap nicely. CP Rail strike affects new car buyers Think the CP Rail strike isn’t a problem for you, since you commute by car? Think again. Aside from Japanese- and Korean-built vehicles that make their way to our shores on the massive, boxy Ro-Ro (roll-on, roll-off) vehicle carriers, almost every new car sold in Canada makes its way to the lot by riding the rails. Pity those in the Prairies as they get their JDM Hondas via rail as well. Now that the Canadian teamster union and CPR management have decided not to choo-choo-choose to come to an agreement over contract disputes, railways are grinding to a halt. That means delays for factory orders, less inventory on dealership lots and less discounting as supplies dwindle. The good news? Let’s say the strike is resolved by late summer, just as the 2013 models are rolling out. Dealer incentives on ‘12s are usually good at this time of year, and with a backlog of vehicles to clear out, there may be deals to be had for the patient. Ditch the motorcycle, Erik

Estrada: CHiP chooses Ford Explorer While attending the new Honda CR-V launch at an inappropriately lavish hotel, the driver of the Lincoln Town Car shuttling us from the airport had a question. “Hey, you guys are auto-journalists. What are they going to replace this car with?” A very good question. As I recall, I dodged it by pretending my cellphone was ringing. The Panther-platform Town Cars and Crown Victorias are kaput and fleet companies everywhere are struggling to replace them. Limo companies have turned to Escalades and Tahoes. The fuzz? Well, the California Highway Patrol has just picked out their new cruisers. Replacing the black-and-white Crown Vics will be another Ford product: the Explorer. Technically, this model is dubbed the Ford Police Interceptor Utility which, now that I think about it, kinda sounds like an app for your iPhone. Anyway, the 5-0 Explorer won a four-way shootout which included police-special versions of the Dodge Charger, the Chevy Tahoe and the Ford Taurus. It was robust enough to chase down baddies if they left the road; quick and nimble

enough to rabbit through traffic; spacious enough to hold four officers and all their gear. We also assume it’s really good at driving through a stack of chicken crates in slow motion. 76 Aston Martin 1-77s left (and counting) Owning a 700 horsepower, $1.4 million Aston Martin 1-77 puts you in a very exclusive club, with just 77 cars ever built. Now, that club just got exclusiver. Exclusive-ier. Uh, more exclusive. Pictures are all over the Internet of a 1-77 that bit the dust in Hong Kong this week. In a single-car accident (reportedly after clipping a curb), the A-M picked up a patina referred to in furniture as “distressed.” Off goes the 1-77 to Aston Martin for evaluation (verdict: yep, it’s crashed), and perhaps a future life as a carbon-fibre Pepsi can. Still, with something like one third of the Aston ultra-cars owned by a single mysterious buyer, there will surely at least be one example preserved for future generations to gawk at.

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