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Therapist claims wrongful ﬁring ‘Town shrink’ alleges Nation forced her out Jane Seyd firstname.lastname@example.org
A woman who for 15 years provided psychological counselling to some of the most vulnerable members of the Squamish Nation is suing the band for wrongful dismissal, saying she was harassed and eventually forced out of her job for raising legitimate concerns about the way her department was being run. Kathryn Priest-Peries says she was the “town shrink” — the on-site therapist —for the Squamish Nation for many years. “Things were wonderful for 13 years,” she said, describing her work in addictions, posttraumatic stress and domestic violence counselling as some NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld of the “most gratifying and intense” work she has ever KATHRYN Priest-Peries, a psychological counsellor who worked for the Squamish Nation for 15 years, stands outside her former place of done. work. Priest-Peries is suing the band for wrongful dismissal. But in a civil suit ﬁled in B.C. Supreme Court, Priest-Peries alleges after a new department head was hired, she was subjected to harassment and told to keep quiet on issues involving ethical questions. When Priest-Peries refused, she said she was forced out and Jane Seyd has suffered both ﬁnancially and psychologically as a result. are both members of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Priest-Peries added in the year since she launched the lawsuit, email@example.com Change. the case has continued to drag through the courts while she’s Kevin Washbrook, a director of Voters Taking Action on A group of climate change activists is taking racked up legal bills and lost her house to foreclosure. Climate Change, an organization involved in distributing the She also had to get counselling herself, after the loss of her aim at proposals to increase coal exports from letter, said the activists are targeting the port because “We really job sent her into a depression, the lawsuit states. are running out of time in terms of dealing with climate change. B.C. — including an expansion project at North The Squamish Nation, meanwhile, has said in a statement of Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals. . . . At some point somebody’s got to take responsibility for defence that Priest-Peries was never an employee of the band, this.” but an independent contractor. The nation also said that PriestWashbrook said if the projects are approved, Port Metro In a letter that went out this week, the group called on Peries voluntarily quit her job. Port Metro Vancouver to delay approvals on two coal terminal Vancouver will be “exporting more coal than anywhere else in That’s not the way Priest-Peries sees it. expansions. The projects include a new coal port at Fraser North America.” She was recruited to work for the Squamish in 1995 because Surrey Docks, which would export U.S. coal, and an expansion Last year, Lower Mainland port terminals collectively shipped of her expertise in areas like multi-generational trauma, addiction plan at Neptune which would increase the terminal’s export about 31 million tonnes of coal. and fetal alcohol syndrome, she said. In the years she worked of metallurgical coal from eight million tonnes annually to 18 Coal is one of the “dirtiest fossil fuels on the planet,” said for the nation, “there wasn’t a single client complaint about my million. Washbrook. “We’re not going to solve it by passing the buck. The letter is signed by climate activists from both Canada See Nation page 3 and the U.S., including Andrew Weaver and Mark Jaccard, who See Neptune page 3
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Expert calls for calm in density storm Highrises are way of the future, says prof, but boom won’t last
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THERE are dozens of development applications ﬁled or soon to be ﬁled across the North Shore, ranging from townhouses to multi-family towers, bringing with them perhaps thousands of new residential units if they go to full build out.
NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld
COAL is moved through Neptune Terminals on the North Vancouver waterfront. Activists are opposing proposed upgrades to the facility, saying they will help accelerate climate change.
Neptune defends coal as vital
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We can’t wait for other countries to do the right thing.” Neptune Terminals has two proposals being reviewed by Port Metro Vancouver that would increase coal-handling capacity. The ﬁrst involves replacing a large piece of equipment called a stacker-reclaimer with a more modern version. The second proposal involves adding other equipment, including a railcar dumper and conveyors, so that trains can be unloaded faster. The increased capacity would mean one additional train of coal per day would be unloaded and one more ship per week would be loaded at Neptune. Washbrook said it’s disconcerting that Port Metro Vancouver will make decisions on projects with such a large environmental impact with relatively little public comment. Patricia MacNeil, project communications advisor for the port, said Neptune has hosted meetings and open houses on its expansion plans and sent ﬂyers to the neighbouring community. All projects involve an environmental assessment, said MacNeil. But she said it isn’t in the port’s mandate to examine the wider environmental impacts of the products being shipped.
“Our mandate is to facilitate Canadian trade,” she said. Barbara Joy-Kinsella, media relations advisor for the port, echoed those comments, saying if the climate activists want to address wider issues, “They’ll have to take that conversation to the federal government.” Jim Belsheim, president of Neptune Terminals, responded to the climate activists in an email, pointing out that the coal Neptune handles is primarily used in steelmaking, not for electricity production. Steelmaking coal is vital in building everything from rapid transit to buildings to household appliances, Belsheim said. Most of Neptune’s coal is shipped to steel mills in Asia. But Washbrook said carbon from metallurgical coal is still released into the atmosphere. “Just because it’s used to make steel doesn’t give us a free pass,” he said. “Nobody in government knows what that coal is used for and they don’t care.” In his statement, Belsheim pointed to Neptune’s importance to the economy. If the coal projects go ahead, the company will have invested about $400 million in terminal upgrades — including expansion of its potash handling capacity — since 2009, he said. Belsheim said those improvements will create 185 permanent new jobs.
North Van man dead after driving into home
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A North Vancouver man died in hospital Dec. 3 after driving his van into a house at 1752 Jones Avenue.
Because the 72-year-old did not brake when his 2005 Dodge Windstar veered into the house, it is likely that he lost consciousness before the crash, said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the
North Vancouver RCMP. Witnesses said the victim was slumped over the wheel when the accident took place. “It’s not likely the crash killed him,” said De Jong. “He apparently suffered from a heart attack or some other medical condition, but that’s not conﬁrmed.” The owner of the house was home at the time of the accident, but was not injured. Damage to the building is substantial and appears to be upwards of several thousand dollars.
But there’s no reason to dread, says Gordon Price, director of Simon Fraser University’s city program, so long as local governments stick to the principles that are guiding smart development around the world today. “Basically, it’s mostly all OK — mostly,” Price said. (See map of proposed North Shore developments on pages 8 and 9.) Density, if placed along transit corridors and built with a range of housing options and price points, transportation options, amenities for people living in smaller spaces, commerce within walking distance, a heightened focus on sustainability and strong connections to downtown areas, is the best option for development, Price said. “Where the world is going is trying to get more out of that value by getting more of a transportation mix, higher densities and more mix of uses, and the good news is it does work,” he said. “It is the future. In a way, the future caught up to North Van.” The results of that kind of planning can be found in his neighbourhood, Vancouver’s West End, he said. Despite admittedly awful architecture and a controversial beginning, the neighourhood now has the perfect fabric and balance of options and amenities, said Price. The North Shore’s village centres, like Ambleside, Edgemont, Lynn Valley and Central Lonsdale can absorb dense development, as long it comes with the perks that make density work, he said. What doesn’t make sense for future growth is density placed in areas accessible only by cars and surrounded by parking lots which are left full of empty vehicles 95 per cent of the time, he said. But almost every dense development is met with opposition from nearby, and sometimes not-so-nearby, residents, and that is perfectly logical, Price said. New development has little in it for the existing neighbours, or at least that is the perception, and people have a natural self interest in protecting their priorities. “I’m not denigrating their concern. It’s important, in fact, that it happens . . . With any development that occurs, it’s likely to have some shadowing effects. There’s going to be construction and noise. It’s going to add more people with their library cards or taking seats on the busses, so there’s not a lot in it for me, and the people it’s going to beneﬁt don’t live there. They’re the people to come,” he said, putting himself in the shoes of development opponents. “So you get into a generational perspective, and I think this applies to the damn planet as a whole, to be honest, and it’s a much bigger question.” While it may seem to some that developers are running amok, booms never last, Price said, noting almost no highrises went up between 1975 and 1985 in the Lower Mainland, followed by a boom in the late 1980s, a dip and huge losses for developers with the early ‘90s recession, and growth since then. Asked if the cooling condo sales today foreshadow a lull to come, Price is plain: “I would certainly think so. It’s nuts,” he said with a laugh.
Nation claims plaintiff quit job voluntarily From page 1
work,” she said. But when the Squamish hired a new head of their health department in 2006, Priest-Peries said she and her new boss soon began to clash. Priest-Peries said almost immediately she was told she couldn’t see new clients without prior approval of her boss, Kim Brooks. But in an interview, Priest-Peries said she had trouble getting Brooks to respond to her requests. In one case, Priest-Peries said she was still waiting for approval to see one client when she discovered that person had tried to commit suicide. Another time, Priest-Peries said she was shocked when one of her clients showed up
crying, saying he’d been told he couldn’t see her anymore. In the lawsuit, Priest-Peries said her boss “showed utter disregard for the safety and wellbeing of patients, gross negligence and inaction on matters that required immediate attention regarding patients.” Priest-Peries said in the claim she was also asked to “keep quiet on ethical issues.” In the statement of claim, Priest-Peries said she was ﬁred and re-hired at least twice by Brooks. Eventually, she felt she had no choice but to leave her position. She said she’s been trying to reach a settlement with the Squamish ever since, unsuccessfully.
In a statement of defence ﬁled in court, the band has denied Priest-Peries’ claim, saying she was not an employee but an independent contractor who resigned in 2010. In its statement, the Squamish Nation denied that Priest-Peries was harassed or asked to “keep quiet” on ethical issues. The band noted in its statement of defence that services by Priest-Peries were cut back in part because they could be “more economically provided by other sources.” The statement of defence said Priest-Peries was supposed to provide short-term crisis counselling of a limited number of sessions. But Priest-Peries refused to comply with that policy, according to the statement of defence. The band said it allowed clients to continue
seeing Priest-Peries until transition plans were in place for those people to see other therapists. The band also continued to pay for sessions with one client who refused to see another therapist. It also paid for extra contract work after several people asked to see Priest-Peries following a shooting on the reserve in 2009. Meanwhile, Priest-Peries said she has continued to see a number of her former clients for free, because she feels she has an ethical duty to them. “Therapy’s not like seeing a chiropractor. You can’t just see the one that’s in,” she said. No date has yet been set for a trial. Squamish Nation spokeswoman Krissy Jacobs declined to speak on the court case.
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NV school’s future debated
Boisterous meeting hears four ideas for Plymouth replacement Jeremy Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
PLYMOUTH elementary may be transformed into duplexes, townhouses, a private school or a skills school, depending on the North Vancouver School District’s direction following a jam-packed community meeting Tuesday. Approximately 360 people crowded the defunct school’s gymnasium to hear preliminary pitches for its future. The ﬁrst came from Darwin Properties, which proposed to carve the parcel near Mount Seymour Parkway into about 20 lots, primarily building on the school building site and the gravel ﬁeld. If Darwin is granted the density they are requesting, the project would include a district-dedicated 3.2-acre park. Trafﬁc concerns were a focal point of the evening, but Darwin president Oliver Webbe assured the crowd his company’s 10-duplex plan would reduce trafﬁc in the immediate area by approximately 85 per cent when compared to the peak hours of school use. If approved, the project would take approximately one year to build, according to Webbe. Darwin is requesting a 99-year lease, leaving ownership of the land in the school board’s hands. The meeting included a boisterous crowd of Lions Gate Christian Academy supporters, many of whom applauded loudly for the school’s vice-chairman, Robert Tarnowski, who made his own bid for use of the space. After 18 years on the North Shore, LGCA is looking for a new place to set up shop for the 2013 school year. “Our current landlord has given us notiﬁcation they would like the property back,” Tarnowski said of the school’s impending exodus from its Harbourside Drive location. If the LGCA proposal is successful, building would need to be dramatically renovated, according to Tarnowski, who said a complete re-build is a possibility. “It would most likely be an expansion as opposed to a redevelopment,” Tarnowski said. Enlarging the school would likely mean reducing the park space that currently abuts Tollcross Road. With between 300 and 350 students, the school anticipates seeing about 90 vehicles a day, although Tarnowski said a bus program could be considered. Parking provided by the school
would be minimal, according to Tarnowski. One community member who said he was a Plymouth elementary graduate expressed concerns about the school’s values, and inquired if the academy favoured evolution or creationism. “It is a faith-based, biblically based program,” Tarnowski said. But the school is provincially accredited and teaches the B.C. curriculum. “It is not an elite private school,” Tarnowski said, explaining that approximately 10 per cent of LGCA students are in learning assistance programs. Residents also heard a plan to build 87 townhomes on the site from Polygon. The homes would likely sell for between $600,000 and $650,000 according to company president Neil Chrystal. Each three-bedroom townhouse would likely be between 1,350 and 1,500 square feet. The project would provide housing opportunities for young North Vancouver residents without the ﬁnancial means to stay in their community, according to Chrystal. It would resemble Polygon’s Wedgewood development on Orwell Street in North Vancouver. “We know we’ll never have a 100 per cent buy-in,” Chrystal said, acknowledging the contentious nature of inﬁll housing. While a park would generate the greatest community approval, the development option would generate far greater capital for the district, according to Chrystal. Speaking for the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Angela George discussed a school option focusing on basic skills and technology training with an enrolment of approximately 100 students. “We don’t anticipate changing the footprint of this existing building,” said George. The school would be designed to help Aboriginal and nonAboriginal students transition into post-secondary studies or careers. It would likely include courses to train future cooks, as well as technology ﬁelds on wind power management. “We’d like to contribute to up-skilling local people,” George said. The band would likely spend $1 million on seismic upgrades and improving the school grounds, as well as adding parking stalls. Former West Vancouver superintendent Doug Player urged the community to back the Tsleil-Waututh’s bid. “The Tsleil-Waututh really are this community,” he said. By granting the school a 20-year lease in ﬁve-year increments, the Tsleil-Waututh’s proposal allows for the greatest ﬂexibility while also generating the least amount of trafﬁc, according to Player. The night also featured several calls to re-open the elementary school, with some residents predicting an inﬂux of youth into the empty-nester dominated community.
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HE two-year saga of Central Lonsdale’s Safeway site redevelopment appears to have come to an abrupt end this week when the Onni group announced it was scrapping its plan. The move has left supporters crestfallen and opponents elated, but it should also leave observers on all sides scratching their heads. In a letter to City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto, the developer pointed the ﬁnger squarely at naysayers on council, saying the company could no longer put up with “public abuse.” It had been unfairly criticized for stacking the ﬁrst public hearing on the issue, it said, and the second hearing council demanded on Monday was unneeded. The company’s bitter comments are understandable, as were the remarks it was taking aim at — any project of
this scale will naturally draw passionate debate and, inevitably, some heated accusations — but the decision to kill the plan in response is perplexing. Going to a second public hearing and putting up with aspersions is no doubt aggravating, but surely it’s cheaper than starting from square one. Even if proponents expected to be voted down by council, it wasn’t a certainty. Why spike the ball on the one-yard line? A redevelopment of some kind on the Safeway site would beneﬁt Central Lonsdale and, angry words notwithstanding, a compromise did not appear out of reach. The outright collapse of the plan is a setback for the community. Until there’s more clarity, it will be difﬁcult to be sure the city can avoid such a disruptive outcome in the future.
In web dating, the ﬁrst casualty is truth CHRISTMAS approaches, and I muse about the Christian church, love and Internet dating.
Something tells me that the last subject is more compelling for today’s readers than the other two. Patience. Wait for it. All right, I bow to your begging. “Please, please, Uncle T., we don’t want to wait.” Gather ‘round. Apparently some sharp TV producers, soon to grow rich, glommed onto the idea of videotaping the actual face-toface meeting of decidedly less sharp persons who had “met” through Internet dating. Encountering the real person behind the little dots on the screen evidently can be disillusioning — like a kick in the head, where the brain is alleged to reside. One young gent on a television clip entered a door and asked the plain, builtsomewhat-like-a-ﬁreplug woman where so-and-so could be found. “I am she,” replied the ﬁreplug, perhaps
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Trevor Lautens less grammatically. The young man’s fallen face signalled that he felt he’d been hosed. Somehow her Internet description had been seriously misleading. For balance, another attractive couple was shown who quickly fell into each other’s arms, the wrapping all they had been led to expect and, judging from their ardour, each eager to unwrap the underlying gift. Not surprisingly, apart from other evils, dating on the Internet invites not just crushing disappointment
but danger. What a comment on our technically ingenious and morally lame society. How bizarre that many people today are so lonely, alienated, cut off, shy or whatever that they’ll post their alleged, imagined or tarted-up attractions on the Internet and hope their dreams will acquire ﬂesh. It will bewilder my young readers, but in the fairly recent (and, as often called with an implied sneer, innocent) past, dating opportunities were an important function of the church — through Sunday services, youth clubs and Bible study. In early teens, my brother belonged to our United Church young people’s group — which, with the church’s heavily Methodist origins, must have been giddy stuff. My brother was even urged to consider joining the clergy by the minister, who marched under the thunderously triumphalist name of the Rev. Hiram Hull. I, six years younger, never got involved, though I still
treasure my Sunday school New Testament given me in 1942. We moved a lot: ﬁve homes, ﬁve schools in four years, which now I’m tempted to see as a mild form of abuse. One summer, aged 11, I attended church day camp. The lay minister led us in a hymn concerning ascension to heaven. I, young fool, impetuously mimed doing an upwards hand-over-hand on a (silver?) rope. The furious minister cast me out into deepest sunlight. I never returned. Today you see the fruits of my apostasy. More seriously, I don’t second-guess God beyond certainty of his existence. It’s the atheists whose “reason” requires suspension of skeptical faculties. My wife is one of those Scots-blooded persons who somehow manage to be both radical and conservative. When our children — the Biggest, the Middlest and the Littlest — were small, I weakly protested they should go to Sunday school. My wife didn’t so
much disagree as to let the suggestion slide toward what the courts call sine die, an unnamed day that will never come. The inﬂuence was doubtless her late mother, a lapsed Presbyterian with some never-disclosed animus toward her church. Yet she and my wife could stand as rock-solid models of quietly good Christian behaviour. My wife did collaborate in my own Christmas ritual. Every Christmas Eve we took the children, otherwise unblemished by any Biblical taint, to the glorious, crowded service at Vancouver’s Christ Church Anglican Cathedral. Children were called to gather around the baby Jesus’s creche. I cried. I cry readily. Not very manly, if you ask me. The children are now in their twenties. In the last year or two things got in the way, and we didn’t attend. Last year I went, alone, to a sad little suburban service where the choir almost outnumbered the worshippers. At our recent Christmas planning meetings I
innocently thought we’d all resume the tradition. Not. Free from being bundled up and sentenced to do their parents’ bidding, the children have zero interest. Usually reliable sources informed me they never much liked going. At press time negotiations were continuing. ••• Cute title: “Keep Calm and Carol On,” a concert tomorrow at 7:30 p.m. at Mount Seymour United. ••• Family or friend with theatre interests? Christmas gift suggestion: Susan McNicoll’s The Opening Act: Canadian Theatre History 1945-1953 (Talonbooks). Lively anecdotes, many local and national actors whom older persons will remember. ••• Rosemary Burrows was ﬁrst among readers to correctly relocate the Ufﬁzi Gallery in Florence, not Milan, as I misstated recently. No excuse for forgetting; I was there only 58 years ago. email@example.com
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Friday, December 7, 2012 - North Shore News - A7
De Jong should know when to fold ’em FINANCE Minister Mike de Jong should perhaps watch more of those competitive poker TV shows, because it looks like he’s playing his budget hand all wrong right now.
His insistence that he will deliver a surplus budget next spring is akin to drawing to an inside straight, and every good poker player knows how difﬁcult that is to pull off. It rarely turns out to be a successful ploy, and I suspect de Jong will discover just how hard that is come February, when he delivers his ﬁrst budget. The numbers from his latest ﬁnancial update — the second quarterly report — suggest that bringing in a surplus budget would be a near-impossible feat. This year’s budget deﬁcit is now pegged at $1.37 billion (up from the $768-million deﬁcit when the budget was tabled back in February). De Jong expects to make that massive shortfall not only disappear, but turn into a surplus over the next year. The government publishes a three-year ﬁscal plan with every budget, so it’s actually possible to see what his planned budget will look like. And it exposes several large holes in the forecast. For example, the ﬁscal plan projects revenues from natural gas royalties to exceed $600 million next year, at a time when revenues in that area have been declining as a glut of natural gas on the North American market has meant lower sales and depressed prices. This year, natural gas revenues are now expected to be just $157 million, down from a forecast of almost $400 million. De Jong has provided
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no evidence of factors that will halt the slide, let alone cause the market to come back to life in such a major way. That’s one hole. Another is the anticipated $130-million increase in property transfer taxes, at a time when housing sales have slowed (taxes in this area are down about $95 million this year). The housing market would have to have a big rebound to deliver that kind of revenue to the government. A balanced budget also anticipates some big growth in other revenue areas as well: personal income tax revenue ($140 million) and health and social transfers from the federal government ($390 million). In all, the ﬁscal plan envisions an additional $2.1 billion in revenue suddenly materializing next year. This year, revenues grew by less than $600 million — about half of what was forecast— so it is difﬁcult to see where this optimism comes from. In fact, if revenues are down even a small amount from this generous forecast, the budget will be in deﬁcit. Compounding the situation is the lack of room on the spending side of the equation to make up for any loss in revenues.
The election will occur three months after the budget is introduced, so it would be political suicide to engage in huge spending cuts. Of the government’s $44billion budget, almost $37 billion of that goes to health care, education, social services, debt servicing and personal protection. Would de Jong seriously cut health care or education, or reduce welfare beneﬁts or cut back on law enforcement just before an election? I highly doubt it. The government has already cut the low-hanging fruit that it traditionally looks at when times get tight (reducing travel costs, implementing a hiring freeze, etc.) so there’s not much there to have an impact if those rosy revenues turn out to be not so rosy. This all raises the question of why de Jong is even trying to deliver a surplus budget in such lean times. Why not simply wait a year or two until the economy turns around enough to get those revenue streams moving again with realistic expectations? Then there’s the elephant in the room. That would be the serious credibility problem attached to pre-election budgets. The 2009 budget, delivered just before the election campaign, turned out to be a giant work of ﬁction as it went from a projected surplus to a huge deﬁcit — a fact revealed only after the votes were counted. So perhaps it is best for our ﬁnance minister to fold his hand and wait for a better one. Drawing to that inside straight may not be worth the gamble. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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Dear Editor: Once again we see the mayor of Surrey, Dianne Watts, on the news calling for all bridges in the Lower Mainland to be tolled to help pay for the new Port Mann Bridge. While the residents
of Surrey enjoy an eight lane bridge, a widened highway and direct access to SkyTrain, we on the North Shore sit in gridlock with our two ancient bridges, two-lane highway and inadequate transit.
Surrey needs to ﬁnd its own way to raise more money if it wants lower tolls. Do they want to pay for our new water treatment plant? I’ll bet not. Nancy Schatz North Vancouver
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INQUIRING REPORTER IF the lights and gaudy store displays are any indication, the holiday season is upon us. But if you’re counting on a white Christmas, the grinches at Environment Canada are likely to disappoint you, predicting an especially mild winter on the south coast this year. The North Shore’s ski hills may already be blanketed, but snow lovers who live closer to sea level will be lucky to see more than a few ﬂakes. Not everyone sees that as bad news, however: rain may not be as pretty, but at least it’s easy to drive in. Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. — Annie Ellison
Yes. I love snow, but we don’t get it usually. It’s quiet and serene; it’s beautiful. The best thing in the world is snow on the North Shore. Cody Lawson North Vancouver
Yes. I love the snow. It looks nice. It’s quiet. My son loves it. Snow is good for a couple of days. Hussein Ghasemi North Vancouver
Are you hoping for snow this year?
No. I’m from Sweden. Nobody here knows how to drive in the snow. People just go crazy with their four-wheel drives. They can drive fast, but they can’t stop. Zahir Mitha North Vancouver
Yes (but) just for the day; that’s long enough. It’s damn near impossible to get around on the North Shore. On the mountains is good enough, but keep the snow there. Lynn Wentland North Vancouver
Absolutely yes. It really adds to the atmosphere. If people aren’t used to it, it’s no big deal for them, but I always kind of wish for the magic of snow. Lorraine Elliot North Vancouver
WV represented at Mex. inauguration MP Weston backs up governor general in salute to new president Annie Ellison firstname.lastname@example.org
UNLIKE some of his constituents, West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country MP John Weston returned from a trip to Mexico last week without a suntan.
Weston accompanied Canadian Governor General David Johnston to the inauguration of Mexico’s new leader, President
Enrique Peña Nieto Dec. 1. “And which legislators were invited? Four US Congressmen, Minister of State for International Affairs Diane Ablonczy and myself,” said Weston in a press release. Weston was invited based on his role as president of the Canada-Mexico Joint Parliamentary Council or “friendship group,” promoting co-operation between members of parliament from both countries. In light of North Vancouver man Pavel Kulisek’s threeyear incarceration without trial in Mexico on charges that were eventually dropped for lack of evidence, Weston says he is working toward a more transparent Mexican justice system. “I resolved to do what I could as a legislator to ensure Canadians in Mexico would be treated more fairly,” said Weston.
Weston said $8 million of Canadian foreign aid has already been invested in professionalizing the police and judiciary in Mexico. “No one is saying that the Canadian criminal justice system is perfect, but Mexican people in search of improving their system are picking and choosing from us,” said Weston. Some 1.8 million Canadians visit México annually.
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Upcoming Meetings Following is a list of North Vancouver District Council meetings for the upcoming month. Please note that this list is subject to change and new agenda items/meetings may be added or revised during the month.
Monday, December 10, 7:00p.m. • 2012 utility rate bylaws for first, second, and third readings • Seylynn Village development proposal bylaws for adoption
Special Meeting of Council:
Wednesday, December 12, 7:00p.m. • 2012 utility rate bylaws for adoption
For more information: • visit www.dnv.org for agendas, minutes and a complete schedule of upcoming meetings • call 604-990-2315 for a recorded listing of agenda items • visit www.dnv.org/agendanotice to have agendas delivered to your inbox • visit any District Library to view a copy of the agenda which is available the Friday before the regular Council Meeting All regular Council Meetings are open to the public and held in Council Chamber at District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd.
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Anonymous Art Show opening reception
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Sara Morison, Wendy Jimenez and Brenda Anderson
Andrew Henwood and Simon Litherland The North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s eighth annual Anonymous Art Show opening reception took place Nov. 22. The event saw patrons line up for half a block for their turn to enter host venue, CityScape Community Art Space, located at 335 Lonsdale Ave., to make their selection from almost 740 original pieces of art, all priced at $100. The show, which continues until Dec. 15, raises funds for the council’s community programs and supports emerging artists. Featured artists remain anonymous until after the purchase of their artwork. Info: nvartscouncil.ca.
Linda Feil, executive director of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council, and Jo Dunlop, exhibition co-ordinator for CityScape Community Art Space
Linda Brown and Giselle Stonehouse
Jean Yuen and Peggy Alca
Diana Zylka and Megan Kleisinger
Lori Blockberger and Olivia Creighton
Susan and John Quelch
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Clever production of The Pirates of Penzance plays it straight at the QE Theatre: Page 16 photo supplied
Win tickets to see Cirque de Soleil’s Amaluna: Page 20
THE Marcus Mosely Chorale will perform Joy! An Evening of Gospel Music in the Christmas Spirit at St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church tonight and tomorrow night. To reserve tickets visit themarcusmoselychorale.ca.
THE MARCUS MOSELY CHORALE GET IN THE CHRISTMAS SPIRIT
Laudate Singers celebrate a Baroque Christmas with French program: Page 36 Blockbuster lineup set for holiday screens: Page 38 More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse
■ Marcus Mosely Chorale Christmas Concert — Joy! An Evening of Gospel Music in the Christmas Spirit at St. Andrew’s-Wesley Church, 1022 Nelson St. at Burrard, Dec. 7 and 8 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets $25. For more info and to reserve tickets visit themarcusmoselychorale.ca.
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S a performer, his roots are in the Texas Panhandle, that vast expanse where his voice ﬁrst blended with the church choir, their songs bursting through the shoepolish covered storefront windows every Sunday.
But despite a lifetime of soul and gospel with inﬂuences stretching back through The Temptations, The Beatles, and Ray Charles, Marcus Mosely credits his mother as the wellspring from which his music ﬂows. “My mom always, always had a song on her lips,” Mosely recalls. “She used to clean the houses of white people or do their laundry and that kind of thing, but she always had a song.” The spirituals and gospel songs she hummed or sang under her breath were a way of resisting a society that was both separate and unequal. “I learned by observing her that that was her way of staying connected to her spirituality, to her core which gave her the inner-strength to deal with what came to her,” Mosely says. Time has altered the southern United States, but Mosely recalls walking through the backdoors of restaurants and drinking from water fountains
labelled “Colored.” “When you’re born into a culture that says . . . ‘you are less than us and it is almost our job or our calling to make your life and lives of people who look like you as miserable as possible,’ that was harsh and it affected my self-image growing up quite a lot,” he says. Moving from Texas to San Francisco, Calif. accorded the Mosely family a degree of social freedom, but it also gave the school-aged child a dose of northern hypocrisy. “When you’re living in the south at that time, the rules are pretty well spelled out. You knew where you stood. Moving to California, even then it wasn’t P.C. to be outright racist, so it was more underhanded. They would smile at you, but then give the stab in the back later.” Sitting in a North Vancouver coffee shop, Mosely recollects seeing welcoming expressions and forbidding glares at different times but in the same faces. “Part of what was my salvation in all of that was, I had music,” he says. The Marcus Mosely Chorale consists of nearly 60 voices, with clapping hands as percussion and an organ accompanying the powerful gospel sound. Mosely leads the choir with Ronnie DeLyle, with both men taking diverse approaches shaping the group’s music. “He can give them that more technical side of things, I give them more the core and gut-level stuff,” Mosely explains. Unable to read music because of dyslexia, Mosely is basically self-taught as a musician, but he was helped with a childhood gift. See Group page 32
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CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca. B.C. Mills Museum at Lynn Headwater Park: 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-224-5739. B.C. Binning Residence: 2968 Mathers Cres., West Vancouver. Info: 604-733-2313 or www. conservancy.bc.ca. 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. Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 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 email@example.com. On the Waterfront: A group exhibition of the evolution of North Vancouver’s waterfront Dec. 13-Jan. 4. Opening reception: Thursday, Dec. 13, 7-9 p.m. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North
Vancouver. Info: www.caroun.net, 778-3720765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Winter 2012 Group Exhibition: Paintings, photography and calligraphy by various artists will be on display until Dec. 14. Annual Photography Exhibition: The Caroun Photo Club will display their work from Dec. 15 to 28. Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 15, 4-9 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: 604-9886844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Anonymous Art Show: Artwork will be sold off the wall for $100 each until Dec. 15. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or www.coastalpatternsgallery. com. Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: www.davidpirrie.com. David Neel Gallery: 104 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-9215, www. davidneel.com. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or www.nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of mixed media paintings by Charlene Long and glass sculptures by Laza Fonkin until Jan. 8. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.nvartscouncil. ca. See more page 15
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NORTH Shore Artists’ Guild member Louise Nicholson puts the ﬁnishing touches on a new work in preparation for the group’s annual Christmas sale of paintings. Approximately 700 works by more than 200 artists will be available at Parkgate Community Centre on Sunday, Dec. 9 from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. For details visit nsartists.ca.
The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of watercolour and acrylic paintings of Lynn Canyon by Neil MacDonald until Jan. 29. Opening reception: Saturday, Dec. 8, 2-4 p.m. Feast in the Village: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-340-2223. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-9257290 or www.ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. 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 YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-983-2896. Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-903-3798. Grafﬁti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or www. email@example.com. Shaking the Tree: A mixed media exhibition by mother and daughter artists Reyhaneh Bakhtiari and Afra Jashnivand will run until Dec. 21. Artist reception: Saturday, Dec. 15, 5-8 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-9816335. On Our Walls: Woodland paintings by Toby Jaxson will be on display until Jan. 14. Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: www.lionsbayartgallery.com or 604-921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Loutet Farm: East 14th Street and Rufus Ave., North Vancouver. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 301-1467 Crown See more page 19
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Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze stars in Pirates of Penzance ■ The Pirates of Penzance by Gilbert and Sullivan, a Vancouver Opera production at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9 at 1:30 p.m. Tickets: 604-683-0222.
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IT’S difﬁcult to explain the allure of Gilbert and Sullivan to the uninitiated. It’s operetta, not opera and some might imply that means the music isn’t as good. And it’s not just English, it’s Victorian! Can’t be relevant to modern Canadian society, can it? Tell that to the sold-out crowd on opening night who clapped and stomped in rhythm at the curtain call like young Canadians, not elderly, deaf Brits. In truth, Pirates of Penzance is just silly. But it’s the kind of clever silliness — self-satire — that the Brits do well. The Two Ronnies and Monty Python come out of the same tradition. Still, I suspect it was mostly G&S lovers in the audience Saturday. Once indoctrinated, fans tend to revisit the top three (The Mikado and HMS Pinafore are the other two) every few years. It’s like dropping in on an eccentric relative hoping they haven’t changed too much. This production plays it straight, no clever staging or interpretations other than a few lyrics acknowledging failed Liberal leaders and an unscheduled appearance by Queen Victoria. Bard on the Beach’s Christopher Gaze directs responsibly, taking his time with the story and wisely allowing the cast’s voices and the excellent orchestra to be the stars. And what do you know? Arthur Sullivan turns out to be a composer that might work in a pastiche of varied styles but he can sure write melodies. Even my wife, whom I had to bribe to attend, left the theatre trying to sing “I am a pirate king.” William Gilbert’s plot turns on the misfortunes of Frederic, See Vancouver page 22
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AN OPEN LETTER TO THE RESIDENTS OF NORTH VANCOUVER FROM ONNI Dear Neighbours, You have likely heard a lot recently about Onni’s development proposal at 1308 Lonsdale. As one of British Columbia’s leading residential, retail and commercial developers, Onni was excited about the prospect of bringing an innovative and much-needed project to our shared community. Yesterday, Onni was forced to make a very difficult business decision to withdraw our application to develop the Lonsdale site and I wanted to share openly with you Onni’s rationale, our disappointment and ultimately, our thanks for your involvement. Our decision was difficult for a number of reasons, not the least of which is my family has been deeply rooted in North Vancouver for 35 years. We remain strong supporters of the community and many of its local teams and organizations. My brothers and I attended Carson Graham Secondary. I have always been excited about building a project that would serve the needs of our community. I believe the Lonsdale project was poised to do just that. From childcare and affordable housing to a project built with cutting-edge green principles to the building to much needed commercial space for our growing and vibrant business community, the Lonsdale project represented a real and unique contribution to North Vancouver. We know the development process is about collaboration and compromise. Onni understands that successful projects involve acceptance from the public and the need to follow a clear process set out by the city. For the last two years we have engaged City staff, officials and residents to gain their feedback and made many changes to the project reflecting your input. From meeting with residents of neighbouring towers on numerous occasions, to development information sessions, a town hall meeting, and a public hearing, our commitment from the outset was to engage the public. The City’s Advisory Design Panel praised Onni for its civic mindedness; referring to the amount of public engagement we had facilitated. The community feedback led to lower density, the inclusion of childcare and affordable housing, a pedestrian connection to Stella Jo Dean Plaza, 80,000 sq ft of employmentgenerating office space, significant pedestrian realm improvements, and the inclusion of even more sustainable principles into the design. You were deeply engaged in this process. Dozens of busy residents showed up to voice their support at both a town hall meeting and public hearing. City officials have told us that both the sheer size of the public hearing and the degree of support expressed for our project were almost unprecedented. And despite this, many members of City Council said that they were not convinced that the project had public support. Councillors Bookham and Clark went so far as to imply that Onni had manipulated the town hall meeting and the public hearing and even
suggested the vast support should be discounted by the unusual number of people who showed up to provide their positive support. Never before in over 20 years of business has Onni ever been accused of manipulating a public meeting or process. Such accusations are wholly untrue and egregious. We are proud of, and honoured by, the genuine support of so many of you, from all walks of life and of all ages. Most times, the result of collaboration, input and compromise is that a great project gets built; but the odd time the process leads to a project not being built. That is simply part of doing business and we move on. We are disappointed and frustrated with this result but we can only work within the parameters set by City Council. I want to share with you an excerpt of a letter I sent to your Mayor on Monday: “Further, it is not surprising we see diminishing voter turnouts and a growing apathy among young people towards our democratic processes given some of the disturbing comments made by Councilor Bookham. Discriminatory attacks based on age have no place in any public hearing by anyone, let alone by an elected official who is supposed to represent their interests. The involvement and participation of young people in the community should be encouraged and welcomed and not denounced. Councilor Bookham’s conduct in this process has been at the very least shameful.” I want to end by extending my sincere thanks to all North Vancouver residents, the business owners, The Lower Lonsdale Business Association, The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce, The YWCA, MyOwnSpace Housing, North Shore Community Resources, and the community in general who participated in the public events and offered their valuable opinions and ideas. Our city’s future is in good hands with citizens who are so willing to take time away from their busy lives to participate in public life. I also want to send a special thank you to the younger residents of North Vancouver who found the time to engage in this process. I sincerely hope all of you stay engaged and make sure you get out and vote in the next election. Our project was for all North Vancouver residents, but the policies being shaped today will impact you the most in the future. On behalf of Onni, I want to extend our very best to you and your families during the holiday season. Sincerely,
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CALENDAR From page 15 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, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. The Music Box: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Mystic Mask Art Studio: 319 West 28th St., North Vancouver. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-3455 or www.nvcl.ca. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or www.northvanmuseum.ca. Wallpaper — Posters and the Art of Persuasion: A selection of posters from the archive’s ephemera collection will run
until Dec. 22. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-987-5612 or www. northvanmuseum.ca. Exhibition: Conceptual artist Iain Baxter& (pronounced Baxterand) will have his work on display until Dec. 30. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit deﬁning life in North Vancouver. Parkgate Community Centre: 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Christmas Art Show and Sale: The North Shore Artists’ Guild will hold their annual event Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Browse at 700 works of art by over 200 local artists. There will also be a professional painting demonstration. Info: nsartists. ca. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info:
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NORTH Shore Neighbourhood House Theatre students under the direction of instructor Sue Hunt (right), will perform a trilogy of comedic plays tonight at 6:30 p.m. at N.S.N. House located at 225 East 2nd St. in North Vancouver. Admission by donation.
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“The costumes of Richard St. Clair and Deanna Finnman are gorgeous and Peter Dean Beck’s scenery conjures two distinct moods in the ﬁrst and second act. Unexpectedly, the painted scenery of a Cornish beach seems to nod to Canada’s Group of Seven.” heavy hitters. His acting talent is more than a fair exchange as Gaze embodies the daft charm of “the very model of a modern major-general.” One disappointment, especially given his voicing of the iconic song, was the lack of a traditional speeding-up of the tonguetwisting patter. The show looks spectacular. The costumes of Richard St. Clair and Deanna Finnman are gorgeous and Peter Dean Beck’s scenery conjures two distinct moods in the ﬁrst and second act. Unexpectedly, the painted scenery of a Cornish beach seems to nod to Canada’s Group of Seven. Costumes and scenery are tied together by Harry Frehner’s excellent lighting, that every so often recalls the yellow warmth of the footlights. If I’m preaching to the converted, Vancouver Opera has produced as solid a Pirates as you are likely to see, and if you are new to G&S and you have read this far, please take a chance. Gilbert and Sullivan may no longer be relevant, but there is great enjoyment — and perhaps value — in debating the notions of duty and morality while chuckling at foolishness.
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RACHEL Rossiter, assistant manager at Kiss & Makeup, applies 21 Drops aromatherapy oil to a shopper. The line offers 21 blends of essential oils that can be used to ﬁght off aches and pains. Below: Other gifts available at the shop include Pendleton Woolen Mills blankets and a Deux Lux Grammercy vegan leather dufﬂe bag. who still want to wear their own fragrance and for those who are sensitive to smells. So, how effective are the remedies? I rubbed Headache onto my wrists, temples and the back of my head and was surprised at the difference I noticed. The tension in my crown immediately eased up. It may not have as strong of an effect as Advil, but it does provide some relief and I ﬁnd myself reaching for my bottle several times throughout the day. In addition to the aforementioned pressure points, Rossiter recommended using the oils wherever there is an issue — on the back to
ease stiffness, for example. “Because they’re ﬁnely cold pressed, they’re very small molecules and they can absorb a lot deeper and easier.” 21 Drops is available at Kiss & Makeup. Pick up a bottle for $32 or a gift set for $88. ••• While you’re at the boutique, check out the host of holiday gifts it recently stocked up on: Pendleton Woolen Mills offers cosy blankets and accessories in Native American-inspired designs. For the hipster on your list, Eugenia Kim hats are available in luxe fabrics like rabbit hair.
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Designer Dress Blowout: A fundraising dress sale with items starting as low as $10 Nov. 30, 6-9 p.m. and Dec. 1, 10 a.m.6 p.m. at Sentinel secondary, 1250 Chartwell, Dr. West Vancouver. All proceeds will go to the Cinderella Project. Info: 604-981-1130. Toy drive: Get Dressed women’s fashion boutique (Westview Shopping Centre and Parkgate Village) and Techniks Hair Studio (225 Seymour River Place,
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“We didn’t have a piano or anything like that at home, but I remember one Christmas I got a little, it was a piece of junk, but it was a little chord organ.” That present opened a realm of musical possibilities, offering Mosely a chance to experiment and create his own music. “I loved that little thing. I wore it out,” he says, laughing. A staple of gospel music is the calland-response between singer and choir, a rhythmic echo that enables the singer improvise and emote on the main melodies while the choir provides the music’s pulse. The musical approach likely dates back to a process called ‘lining,’ where a preacher and his congregation would work through a hymn one line at a time, usually because of a lack of printed material or a dearth of literacy. The Marcus Mosely Chorale combines classic hymns with Beatles’ music like “Let It Be.” That combination of seemingly disparate elements has a long history in gospel music, according to Mosely. While nursing his coffee, Mosely discusses the life of Thomas A. Dorsey, a blues pianist who coined the term ‘gospel.’ After losing his wife and son in childbirth, Dorsey returned to his church, penning songs such as “Peace in the Valley,” and “Take My Hand, Precious Lord.” “That was the beginning of gospel music,” Mosely says. That mixture of barrelhouse blues and heavenly aspirations initially engendered frequent criticism, according to Mosely. “The established black churches were like, ‘What are you doing bringing that worldly music into our church?’ Mosely says. “But it was popular among the regular folks because they loved it because it had a beat to it and they could identify with it, and it grew and grew and grew.” After about 25 years as the exclusive property of black churches, Ray Charles brought the music to the masses, only with lyrics about a woman who lived way over town. “That was originally a gospel tune, and he just put secular words to it,” Mosely says of “I Got a Woman.” “The church was outraged at him: ‘How dare you take our music into those bars and honky tonks?’ It was ironic that the church was resistant to it at ﬁrst, and then they owned it and they resented the fact that it was being used in this other way,” Mosely says. “The cross-pollination has carried on for decades.” Mosely experienced the effects of the gospel sound on world music as a globetrotting missionary in the 1970s. “By the time I was 19 years old I think I had been around the world maybe three times in various capacities, usually with my guitar strapped to my back,” he says. After receiving his training in Switzerland, he was part of a youth group that performed street theatre in Argentina during the 1978 World Cup and bootlegged bibles into communist countries in Europe. “The church was under a lot of persecution there at that time, so we were involved in smuggling bibles and religious materials in,” Mosely says of his time in Czechoslovakia, Bulgaria, Romania, and the Soviet Union. “At that time it was a criminal offense.” After a decade of missionary work, Mosely’s nomadic lifestyle halted in the 1980s, leaving the singer dealing with the effects of inertia. “I went through a really tough time in my life where I basically hit bottom,” Mosely says. Nursing a case of burnout in a friend’s
West Hollywood apartment, Mosely received a life changing phone call just before the holidays. Fellow missionary Graham Swan invited Mosely to spend Christmas with his family in Richmond, B.C. “I said, ‘Wow, that’d be great. I don’t even have enough money to get the bus across town right now,’ and he goes, ‘Don’t worry about it, we’ll send you a ticket.’” Today, Mosely credits that phone call with saving his life. Since December of 1985, Mosely has called B.C. his home. He does not travel as far or as often as he once did, but his work is much the same as it’s always been. “Once a missionary, always a missionary,” Mosely says with a wide smile. “It’s not that I necessarily want to force people into a particular religious belief but I think the power of spirituality or religion, what it’s supposed to do at its best; now, granted we have that history of wars being fought in the name of God and all of that, which is horrible, but at its best spirituality should be something that motivates people toward compassion and justice and caring for one another as opposed to being dogmatic and shutting people out.” That move toward inclusivity is embodied in Mosely’s chorale, which features doctors, lawyers, gay people, single mothers, people with physical disabilities, and an age range from 22 to 85. “The connection is that they love to sing, they love music, they really love this kind of music, gospel music. I have no requirement that they have any kind of particular religious connection, they don’t have to be churchgoers or Christians, in fact I have Jewish people in there, I have Buddhists,” Mosely says. “The power of your music is rooted in the power of your connection as a group. I’ve been blessed with a group of people in this choir.” Choir members aren’t required to read music, but they must pass an audition. “Part of the reason for the audition is so that I can meet them, connect with them, and see where they are. If I feel there’s a connection then we can work together,” Mosely says. “The point for me is that they can connect on a heart level.” The choir is political, and Mosely is keenly aware of the meaning of each lyric when he chooses songs. “First of all it’s the words: what is the message?” he says of his selection process. “Every word in a song doesn’t necessarily have to be Jesus and God and the bible, it may not even have the word Jesus in it, but if the message of it is about compassion, if the message is about justice or caring, then it’s valuable.” The choir has performed at beneﬁts for seniors’ programs and food banks, but for Mosely, the choir also serves as a counterweight to the dispiriting effects of widespread marketing campaigns. “If you don’t have our product, then there’s something wrong with your life,” Mosely says. “If kids don’t have that, they feel like, ‘Once I get these things, then I’ll have value.’ My thing is to say to them, ‘No, you are valuable because of who you are. ‘ I say, ‘You are valuable just because you breathe.’” Asked why he sings, Mosely replies with lyrics. “There’s a gospel tune that I’ve always loved and the word are: ‘It’s in my heart, this melody of love divine, for I am His and He is mine, how can I help but sing and shout? It’s in my heart.’” “That pretty much sums up my whole story. To me, singing is my way of giving, of expressing my love for God, my love for humanity. It’s my way of telling my story.”
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Urban Mission Society. Info: 604-987-5710. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Keep Calm and Carol On: A celebration of hope and joy featuring popular holiday songs from the Second World War performed by The North Shore Chorus Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15/$12/$5. Tickets: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604-983-6444, ext. 137. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre. org or 604-990-3474. A Few of My Favourite Things Sing-A-Long: Voices from Vancouver’s musical theatre scene will sing some of their favourite songs from Broadway musicals Dec. 14 and 15, 8 p.m. and Dec. 16, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23-$28. 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. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9850408 or www.st-andrews-united.ca. Baroque Christmas: The Laudate Singers will be joined by a 13-piece Baroque orchestra for a festive concert by candlelight Sunday, Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. Admission: $35/$30/$15. Tickets: laudatesingers.com or 604-729-6814. Winter’s Breath: The Capilano Flute Choir and Chamber West Voices will perform a concert Sunday, Dec. 9 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. A Capella Chorus will perform a pet-themed concert to raise funds for the BCSPCA Friday, Dec. 14 at 5 p.m. Admission by donation. St. Andrew’s Wesley Church: 1012 Nelson St., Vancouver. Joy: Celebrate a gospel Christmas with the Marcus Chorale and guests The Delisle Vocal Project Friday, Dec. 7 and Saturday, Dec. 8 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25/$20. Tickets: themarcusmosleychorale.ca or 604-971-5227. 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 Baptist Church: 450 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Glory and Peace Christmas Presentation: A concert tour with Trevor Dick and Band Saturday, Dec. 8 at 2 p.m. Free. Tickets: 604-9220911 or westvanbaptist.com. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257446 or www.westvanlibrary.ca. Friday Night Concert Series: The K Sisters, an
all female quartet, will perform a free seasonal concert Dec. 7, 7:30 p.m. (doors open at 7 p.m.). West Vancouver West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre: 695 21st St., West Vancouver. Comin’ Up Christmas Time: The Keynotes Choir will perform a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:30-3 p.m. Tickets: $7.50. Registration: 604-925-7280. Singing Into Christmas: The West Vancouver Heritage Choir will perform Christmas carols and lead a sing along Sunday, Dec. 16, 1:30-3 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Tickets: $7.50. Registration: 604-9257280. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. Christmas Carolong: Paciﬁc Spirit Adult and Children Choirs, brass and organ music will create a festive Christmas concert of singing, stories and poetry Dec. 8, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 9, 2 p.m. Admission: $25/$20/$10. Info: 604-922-9171. Sing Noelle: The all female vocal ensemble ReVive/Noelle will perform holiday classics with pianist and choirmaster Peter Vanderhorst Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. Guests will include Sweet Scarlet Vocal Ensemble, Hey-Jung Oh, Heather Ray, Arnt Arntzen, Andrew Huggard and Harold Hoodless. Admission: $15/$12. Tickets: 604925-7292.
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Laudate celebrate Baroque Christmas Group singing with period instruments
■ Baroque Christmas, Laudate Singers and period instrumentalists, Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, North Vancouver. Tickets: $35/$30/$15/free 12 and under, visit laudatesingers. com.
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THE opulence of 17th and 18th century France will take centre stage at a baroque-themed holiday concert presented by Laudate Singers and a talented group of period instrumentalists Sunday in North Vancouver.
LAUDATE Singers present an afternoon of French Baroque Music at St. Andrew’s United Church on Dec. 9 at 3 p.m. The program includes Charpentier’s masterpieces “Messe de Minuit” and “Te Deum” performed on period instruments.
The music will conjure up images of the lavish life of the Sun King and the dazzling halls and gardens of his ornate Château de Versailles, the result of their performance of two major works by Marc-Antoine Charpentier (1643-1704). Described by Laudate’s artistic director Lars Kaario as a “fantastic” composer whose music has recently been rediscovered, Charpentier worked primarily in Paris during the reign of Louis XIV, a grand and stable time in France in terms of leadership as well as ﬁnancial wealth. “This allowed artists to ﬂourish,” says Kaario, who also serves as Capilano University’s director of choral studies. Baroque Christmas, getting underway at 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, will feature a performance of two of Charpentier’s best works, “Messe de Minuit pour Nöel” and “Te Deum, H.146.” “It’s quite a unique program,” says Kaario, who, while searching for a new repertoire for the professional chamber choir, stumbled upon an impressive production of ‘Te Deum’ performed right in the Musée du Louvre, posted on YouTube. “The French kings, and King Louis XIV in particular, they liked ‘Te Deum’ . . . . The references obviously are to God, but some CONCERTMASTER of the text could be taken to refer to the king as being a strong Nancy DiNovo will lead leader,” he says. the musicians. For example the opening, “Te Deum laudamus, te Dominum conﬁtemur/We praise thee, O God; we acknowledge thee to be the Lord,” could be interpreted to have a double meaning, “praising God, but also praising their king,” says Kaario. A version of the work was often performed at ofﬁcial ceremonies under the Sun King’s reign. “There is a real sense of celebration and it’s very uplifting, so I thought it would be suitable to do at this time,” he says. Also on the program is “Premiere Suite de Symphonies” by Jean-Joseph Mouret, known for its opening movement, the Rondeau, which is used as the theme song for PBS’s Masterpiece Theatre (now known as Masterpiece). Mouret (1682-1738) was a court composer who worked during the reigns of
both the Sun King and Louis XV. Victoria countertenor Mark Donnelly (a different singer than the one associated with the Vancouver Canucks) is serving as guest soloist. Kaario describes him as one to watch. Examples of early music specialists taking the stage include Seattle-based trumpet player Kris Kwapis, cellist Nathan Whittaker and violinist Courtney Kuroda. North Vancouver violinist Nancy DiNovo, who has worked with Kaario countless times over the last 25 years, is serving as concertmaster. A faculty member at Capilano University and the University of British Columbia, DiNovo was founding concertmaster of the Tafelmusik Baroque Orchestra and is a former member of the St. Louis, Toronto and Boston symphony orchestras. She’s excited that they’re doing Sunday’s concert at early music pitch, meaning their instruments are tuned a tone to semi-tone lower than standard. “There’s a quality in the sound that really harkens back to a different era,” she says. “You feel as though you’re being taken back in time and experiencing the music much as it would have been heard at the time it was written.” Period instruments will be used in the performance, including an early form of trumpet and a theorbo (a large lute), and a harpsichord. As well, string players will use gut strings and early forms of bows, shaped like those used by archers rather than those commonly used by musicians today. DiNovo is also excited to be performing in a church, which will result in a quality of sound more reminiscent of European halls and churches, adding to the overall ambience. “The sound and the location make it an extra special Christmas event,” she says. “I think that anybody who comes to that concert is going to come away having had a wonderful experience because that’s the experience I always have when I play early music,” she adds. DiNovo encourages community members to take advantage of the opportunity to hear Laudate. “It’s a dazzling choir, they’re just gorgeous,” she says. In addition to this weekend’s Baroque Christmas, Laudate is presenting two upcoming free and interactive family Christmas concerts featuring seasonal favourites and carol sing-alongs, Sunday, Dec. 16. The ﬁrst gets underway at 2 p.m. at St. David’s United Church in West Vancouver and the second at 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s. “(Parents) can bring their children and they don’t have to worry about them making a lot of noise, in fact, we encourage them to have fun and just let loose,” says Kaario.
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Blockbuster lineup set for holiday screens
Julie Crawford Contributing Writer
WHEN December rains get you feeling Grinchy, there’s no better cure than the upcoming lineup of holiday ﬁlms, several of which are poised to enter the Oscar race next year. (A few are deﬁnitely not.) See if you can spot the difference. Dec. 14 Peter Jackson again tackles Tolkien in The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey. Bilbo Baggins (Martin Freeman) goes on a quest to revitalize the conquered dwarf kingdom of Erebor, and gets more than he bargained for, including a pact with Gandalf The Grey (Ian McKellen), 13 dwarves, sorcerers, and Gollum (Andy Serkis) who leads him to a strange and “precious” ring. Too many stars to mention: just assume all your LOTR favourites will be there.
Hyde Park on Hudson tells ANNE Hathaway and Hugh Jackman star in Tom Hooper’s Les Miserables based on the musical of the same name by Alain Boublil, Claudethe true story of the ﬁrstMichel Schönberg and Herbert Kretzmer, which in turn is based on Victor Hugo’s epic 1862 novel. ever visit of British monarchs their three sons is run over by one of the worst natural disasters (Samuel West, Olivia Colman) to the United States in 1939, in recent history, the 2004 tsunami. The tales of tragedy and on the cusp of the Second World War. Bill Murray plays an survival as family members ﬁght to reunite with one another eccentric FDR, who made it happen. He could not have done it without his sympathetic “friend” and distant cousin Margaret are sure to trigger ﬂoodgates of another kind: bring tissues. Stuckley (Laura Linney) and his steel-nerved wife (Olivia Tom Cruise stars as Jack Reacher, an ex-military cop who ﬁghts Williams) by his side. bad guys but doesn’t play by the rules. “You don’t ﬁnd this guy unless he wants to be found,” Christopher McQuarrie (The Dec. 19 Usual Suspects, Valkyrie) directs Robert Duvall, Rosamund See the results of helicopter parenting ﬁrst-hand in The Guilt Pike, David Oyewolo, Richard Jenkins and, most interestingly, Trip, starring Seth Rogen and Barbra Streisand as mother and son who go on a cross-country business trip together to sell his a one-eyed Werner Herzog. How can you resist? latest invention. Dec. 25 The Academy Award-winning Monsters Inc is back, this time in Old-school parenting trumps touchy-feely parenting in Parental Guidance, wherein Billy Crystal and Bette Midler 3D, all the better to see Sully’s fuzzy blue coat and Mike’s one look after their three grandkids while mom and dad (Marisa bulging eye. Featuring the voices of John Goodman and Billy Crystal, the two buddies turn Monstropolis upside down when Tomei, Tom Everett Scott) are away. they accidentally let a human child into their world. Expect plenty o’ killing from director Quentin Tarantino’s Django Unchained, which features more than a dozen murders Dec. 21 in the trailer alone. Jamie Foxx stars as the title character, a In this self-proclaimed “sort-of” spin-off from Judd Apatow’s bounty hunter searching for his wife (Kerry Washington) sold 2007 hit Knocked Up Leslie Mann and Paul Rudd are the into the grimy hands of Calvin Candie (Leonardo DiCaprio). parents of growing kids, wondering where their 20s and 30s Christoph Waltz and Samuel L. Jackson join the mayhem. went. If this sounds normal to you, just wait until you watch Paul Rudd poke a rival parent’s nipple (Melissa McCarthy) or Fans of the musical can’t wait for Les Miserables, director stick a giant starﬁsh down his pants. Jason Segel, Megan Fox, Tom Hooper’s big screen adaptation of Victor Hugo’s epic Albert Brooks and the Apatow girls co-star in This Is 40. novel about a hunted prisoner who takes in a factory worker’s daughter and raises her as his own. Russell Crowe, Hugh A powerful, true survival story comes courtesy of The Jackman, Anne Hathaway, Samantha Barks, Amanda Seyfried Impossible, starring Ewan McGregor and Naomi Watts as QUENTIN Tarantino directs a scene in Django and yes, even Sacha Baron Cohen sing their hearts out. Maria and Henry, whose Thailand Christmas vacation with Unchained. His latest opens on Christmas Day.
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FILM EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Lincoln (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:35, 9:40; Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 6:35, 9:40 p.m. Flight (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:50, 9:45; Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:45, 6:50, 9:45 p.m. Cloud Atlas (14A) — FriThur12:30, 7:10 p.m. The Sessions (18A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:30, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:55, 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7, 9:25; Sat-Sun 4:05, 7, 9:25 p.m. Wreck-It Ralph (G) — Sat-Sun 1 p.m. Red Dawn (PG) — Fri, MonWed7:15, 9:50; Sat-Sun 1:10, 4:15, 7:15, 9:50; Thur 7:15 p.m. The Hobbit: An Unexpected Journey 3D (PG) — Thur 10 PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 Killing Them Softly (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:30, 9:45; Sat-Sun 12:30, 2:45, 5:15, 7:45, 10:15 p.m. The Twilight Saga: Breaking Dawn Pt. 2 (14A) — Fri, MonThur 7:15, 9:50; Sat 11:15, 1:50, 4:35, 7:30, 10:20; Sun 1:50, 4:35, 7:30, 10:05 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Skyfall (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:50, 10; Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 7, 10:20 p.m. Life of Pi 3D (G) — Fri, MonThur 7:10, 10:10; Sat 10, 1, 4, 7:05, 10:10; Sun 1, 4, 7:05, 10:10p.m. Rise of the Guardians 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7, 9:30; SatSun 4:40, 7:15, 9:45 p.m. Rise of the Guardians (G) —Sat 11:40, 2:10; Sun 2:10 Argo (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur
SHOWTIMES 7:20, 9:55; Sat 3:50, 7:10, 10; Sun 1:10, 3:50, 7:10, 10 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Metropolitan Opera: Un Ballo in Maschera Live — Sat 9:55 a.m. PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM CENTRE 1181 Seymour St. (at Davie), www.vifc.org Castles in the Sky: Miyazaki, Tak ahata, and the Masters of Studio Ghibli The Cinematheque and the Vancity Theatre are cohosting a major retrospective of the ﬁlms of Studio Ghibli, the world-renowned anime studio founded in Tokyo in 1985 by animation directors Hayao Miyazaki and Isao Takahata and producer Toshio Suzuki. Two rare titles — Only Yesterday and The Ocean Waves — hav never been released in North America. All Ghibli ﬁlms (with the exception of The Ocean Waves) will be presented in new 35mm prints. Dec. 7-9, 12-17, 22-23, 26-30 and Jan. 2-3.
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THE Ocean Waves receives its North American premiere as part of the major Studio Ghibli retrospective starting tonight at Paciﬁc Cinémathèque and Vancity Theatre. See North Shore News’ Travel section Sunday, Dec. 9 (starting on page 38) for a visit to the Ghibli Museum in Tokyo.
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CALENDAR From page 34 $43/$39/$24. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. A Morning with Charles Dickens: Theatre and music to celebrate the 200th anniversary of Charles Dicken’s birth Thursday, Dec. 13 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or www.northvanplayers.ca. Christmas Pantomime — Sleeping Beauty: A pantomime version of this classic tale will run Dec. 7-9 and 13-16 with Thursday and Friday shows at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 4 p.m. Tickets: $10/$5. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre.com. Box ofﬁce: 604-984-4484. Winter Concert of Dance: The Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts students will perform Saturday, Dec. 8, 4 p.m. Admission: $24/$17/$13/$5. Tickets: 604-926-6535. The Nutcracker: Seymour Dance students will perform this classical ballet Sunday, Dec. 9, 1 and 4 p.m. Admission: $20/$18/$15. Tickets: 604-929-6060 or centennialtheatre.com. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. Launch Pad, Mission 11: An evening of theatrical and contemporary dance Saturday, Dec. 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15.
New dance series launches at PHT
TOMORROW night at 8 p.m. Presentation House Theatre inaugurates a new contemporary dance series, Launch Pad – Mission 11, curated by Eury Chang, featuring new creations and company repertoire from local choreographers such as Su-Feh, James Gnam, Sophie Yendole and Vanessa Goodman. The series is a coproduction with Creative Dominion and an extension of the longstanding Launch Pad: Dramaturgy Program for New Performance. For more information visit phtheatre.org/show/eury-changs-launch-pad/.
CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion See more page 41
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CALENDAR From page 40 with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Dec. 19 at 7 p.m. Topic: Tattooed people — are we witnessing the birth of a new culture? Info: 778-782-8000 or www.philosopherscafe.net. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-1115 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80’s, 90’s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: www.theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 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. Doherty will be joined by the Artie Devlin Trio, Dec. 8 and Ron Johnston and Don Stewart,
Dec. 15. 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 Saturday, Dec. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 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 email@example.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.
Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or www.nvdpl.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Mark Battersby Wednesday, Dec. 12 at 7 p.m. Topic: Human nature versus animal nature — are humans inherently selﬁsh and competitive like animals? Info: 778-782-8000 or www.philosopherscafe.net. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: www.phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. The Movie Recyclers: A series of lost treasures in ﬁlm followed by a discussion, the ﬁrst Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Free. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. 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. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www.westvanlibrary.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, Dec. 21 at 10:30 a.m. Topic: Should outer space be governed? Info: 778-782-8000 or www.philosopherscafe.net. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC
AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys
Please join us for our 5 course New Year’s Eve Celebration Menu.Blue Eyed Marys has come ashore! After 13 years of you coming to us on Bowen Island,we’ve come to you at 1735 Marine Drive,West Vancouver. We serve the same regional food in a beautiful new room.Lunch & dinner Tuesday-Saturday 1735 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-2583 www.blueeyedmarys.com
Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night. Come for the good food, stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours. Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880. 1850 Marine Dr., N. Van. 604-925-2880
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$
For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse. Larson Station West Coast Bistro, a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility,tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course. LIVE MUSIC Fridays BRUNCH on weekends.Family friendly & casual, with ﬂavours of the West Coast. 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778.279.8874
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
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
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about. 1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com
BIG SCREEN SPORTS
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
Neighbourhood Noodles House
An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
The Salmon House
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212
FRENCH Chez Michel
A West Vancouver Favorite for 25 years. Daily specials. 1373 Marine Dr. (2nd ﬂr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
GREEK Kypriaki Taverna
Win a FREE dinner during our “Dinners On Us” giveaway. 1 in 6 wins. 1000s of dinners will be given away. Now featuring Live Music every Friday @ 8pm. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955
Handi Cuisine of India
Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub
Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view,free delivery. 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
RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE BEAR WHILE SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Black Bear – An award winning pub that offers weekly and daily food specials, featured drinks, prizes plus a full, kid friendly Take-Out menu. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view. 86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087
Village Tap House
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 email@example.com
SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips
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
The best ﬁsh & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$
The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416
THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner. 1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com
WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill
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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HALLGREN, Robert Bertil 1926 - 2012
Born in Vancouver in 1926 to Swedish immigrants Robert Bertil Hallgren grew up fast. His father died early, so he had to start working when he was just a young boy. Later, to his good fortune, while working in Jordan River, he met Elinor who would become his wife. He went on to have a very successful career in the forest industry with Rayonier, invented an air-foil for Boeing, built the town of Port McNeil, pioneered helicopter logging, ran his own construction company, was a consultant in Iran on a pulp and paper mill, and worked for Okanagan Helicopters. He travelled and worked in places from Borneo to Switzerland. He was the strong silent type but a total softie when it came to little kids and animals. His grandchildren, Nicolas, Mitchell, Alexis and Anastasia are grown now but they all loved their Papa. Bob had an incredible life and will be missed by his daughters, Gayle (Darcy Rezac) Tara (Michael Shuster), LP and Shorty, his friends, his brothers Gus, Peter and sister Eleanor, his Iranian pals, his caring girls, Juliet, Mona, Ida and Blenda. In the end he was asking for Elinor (predeceased in 2000). Now he can be with her. We would like to thank the incredible, compassionate staff at Lions Gate Hospital 4 East. He couldn’t have received better care.
BOLEN – Garry Harold
April 1944 – December 1, 2012 It is with profound sadness that we announce the unexpected passing of Garry Harold Bolen on December 1, 2012. Garry is survived by his loving wife of 45 years Eleanor, children Louise (Mike) from Nanaimo, Michael from Vancouver & Lisa from Calgary. His adored grandchildren Whitney, Wyatt, Morgan, Mack, Riley and Rhys; his very special sister-in-law Yvonne and cherished nieces Serena and Ashley; his brothers Ross (Jaspal) and Dale (Andrea), their children Craig (Kristy), Kristi (Jesse), Kelly (Allan) and their families; cousins Ray (Janis), Wayne (Kathy) and Deborah (Robert); Garry’s dear friends Bill (Pat) Stewart, Connie Blundy and Merle Belford as well as many more extended family and friends. He is predeceased by his parents Joe and Helen Bolen (nee Mayeur) and his aunt Mary (Nick) Froh. Garry was born in Regina, Saskatchewan and moved to North Vancouver when he was four. His family owned Father & Son Apparel on the North Shore where he worked and managed, this is also where he caught sight of a beautiful stylist named Eleanor and they were married in 1967. He entered the window business and soon found his way to Starline Windows where he was still working at the time of his passing. Dad had so many people whose lives he touched and in turn touched his. His character was formed because of his grandfather Harold Mayeur, he was his mentor and helped mold him into the great man he was. Dad loved to put on his favourite hat get in his 350Z, drive slow in the fast lane and just smile at people as they went by. He was our husband, father, grandfather, uncle, brother, friend and conﬁdent and he will be forever missed by all. He is at his favourite place now “the Sky Pool” in Heaven. The family wishes to express their heartfelt appreciation to the ICU staff at Lions Gate Hospital for the kind and compassionate care they took with our Dad and all of us during this most difﬁcult time. In lieu of ﬂowers a donation to the ICU Unit, LGH Foundation in Garry’s memory would be appreciated. A Celebration of Life will be held at a later date. Condolences may be sent to: firstname.lastname@example.org. A heart of gold stopped beating. Hard working hands at rest. God broke our hearts to prove to us He only takes the best. The leaves and ﬂowers may wither The golden sun may set. But the hearts that loved so dearly, Are the ones who won’t forget.
WITNESSES NEEDED to a Car Accident On Tuesday December 4th 2012 at 9:45 PM in intersection of Capilano Road and Marine Drive in North Vancouver, there was a car accident between red coloured vehicle and Silver Nissan Maxima. If you have seen anything, it would be greatly appreciated if you could contact me at 604-512-0116.
September 8, 1927 December 3, 2012
FITCH Ernest George Walter June 20, 1905 - Nov. 30, 2012 At the age of 107, Ernest was promoted to Glory on November 30th, at Lions Gate Hospital – Evergreen House. A long time North Vancouver resident, Ernie was a devoted husband, father to his children, Allen (Elsie), Joan Burrell and George (May). He was predeceased by his wife Gladys (Venn), grandson Graham Fitch, and all of Ernie’s siblings. Ernie will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his great-great grandson, Devon Mitten, of whom he was so proud, and all of his many friends and acquaintances. Ernie served in the Salvation Army from 1927 until his retirement on July 1st, 1970. He retired as a Colonel, head of Men’s Social Services. He and his wife Gladys served as Corp Officers at many locations across Canada. Ernie retained his sense of humour, love of life, family, and the Salvation Army to the end. His recall of events and people in his lifetime never failed to surprise people meeting him for the first time. Always dignified, a smile on his face, and memory unsurpassed. The family wishes to thank the staff of Evergreen, 2 North, for the wonderful care given to Ernie during his stay there. There with be a private family burial. A public service will be held on Friday, December 7th at 1 pm at Southmount Citadel, 3403 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donation to Evergreen 2 North, in memory of Ernie (Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 9Z9) would be appreciated. A man respected, admired, and loved by everyone he met …….. May he rest in peace.
April 13, 1940 - Nov. 30, 2012 With sad hearts we say goodbye to our beloved, Son, Dad, Brother, Uncle and Gramps. John was predeceased by his beloved wife Helen of 43 years. He will be sadly missed by his mother Jenny, Uncle Carl “Toby”, his sons; Bill, David (Kate), and Dan (Yvonne) and Grandchildren, Kylie, Penny, Ayden and Addison, Kaeden, Jackson and Luke; sister Fay (Bob) and nieces Serene (Rachel) and Andrea and all of his wonderful extended family here in town, Ontario, Australia, New Zealand and the UK and many friends. John grew up in Quebec until he was 14 years old then the family moved to Vancouver, BC. He met the love of his life Helen in 1963 at the Kerrisdale skating rink, married in 1965 and moved to the Pemberton Heights in North Vancouver where they raised their three boys and built many long lasting friendships. After serving his apprenticeship as a sheet metal worker John went into roofing. In 1981, John started his business Halmac Roofing with his Uncle Carl. Over those many years he was proud to have had many lasting working relationships based on respect and the quality of his workmanship. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Special Olympics North Shore or the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Please join us for a Celebration of John’s Life on Saturday, December 15, 2012 at 2pm at John’s home. Email
JOLLY, Raymond G. (1927-2012) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Jolly at Lions Gate Hospital on the 1st of December. Ray is survived by his wife Marion, relatives in England and Australia. Ray will be remembered for his avid photography and sailing activities. Ray and Marion were married in Sussex England and emigrated to Vancouver in 1957. Over the years Ray also may be remembered for working for Sandwell, NLK, and Wright Engineers. Special thanks to Doctors Stewart and Sebba for the years of outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of B.C. A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 855 22nd Street, West Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, December 11th,2012 at 1:30pm. For those wishing to share a memory of Ray, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
LIEDL, Vincent Paul Oct 19, 1930 - Dec 02, 2012 Vincent will be greatly missed by his wife Pamela, his children Vicci (Sam), Robert (Tannis) and Barbara (Andrew), his 13 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He had an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ and was at peace with being called to his eternal home. A Celebration of Life will be held at West Van Baptist Church at 1:00 pm on Friday December 7, 2012.
Lost & Found
FOUND RING, Park Royal, Thursday November 29th Call 604-984-8788 to identify. ★LOST COCKATIEL★ 'Holly' yellow head with yellow crown, orange around ears, light grey & white on her back. Was seen nr Upper Lonsdale. Her mate is missing her. Call as soon as you see her. 604-987-9063 LOST HONDA car keys on Dec 1 around Queens Street. Please call 604-328-1208 LOST Ladies Ladies Black Black Clutch Cluck Purse, 1st St/Chesterfield on the route to the Sea bus. Sun Dec 2nd, btwn 7-8pm, will identify, 604-904-3891
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LOST WEDDING RING Near Maker’s Body Bootcamp, 1493 Crown Street. Three rings saudered with diamonds and emeralds. Call: (604) 802-2326.
Annual X-MAS SALE Brand Name SKI, BOARD & SKATE
Excellent Gifts & Prices
Sat & Sun, Dec 1st & 2nd, 9-5 Sat & Sun. Dec 8th & 9th, 9-5 1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) BUY brand name outerwear, goggles, hoodies, snowboard boots, gloves, pants, skate shoes, skis, boards & more!
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LOST BLOODHOUND Ellie May, lost Dec. 3rd, near two bridges on the Powerline Trail by Grouse. DO NOT APPROACH! PLEASE CALL: 604-505-4785.
ISAKSSON, Leif Erik
Passed away on Nov. 27th, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Leif orginally from Finland was a long time residence of West Vancouver. Predeceased by his parents Irma and Karl. Leif will be remembered by Carey, son Quinn (Lisa), daughter Cassie (Rick), grandson Ozlo and sister Susan (Bruce). No service at his request. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.
LAWLOR - Constance May Aug. 26, 1915 - Nov. 26, 2012 Connie passed away peacefully in North Vancouver. Survived by her sons James and Lewis, daughter Anne Marie, 5 grandchildren and 9 great grandchildren. Funeral service was held November 30. Special thanks to staff at Kiwanis Care.
BRUHEIM, (Hans) Arne Oct 25, 1957 - Nov 14, 2012 Born - Lion’s Gate Hospital; Passed Away - Royken, Norway. After growing up in West Van and graduating from Hillside Secondary, Arne lost his heart to his ancestral home, Norway. In Norway, Arne is survived by his love and wife Ann-Kathrin, much loved son, Marius, step-sons Alexander and Christian, and extended family. In Canada, he is missed terribly by mother Kay, brother Eric (Lynda), sisters Kirsten (Robert), Solveig (Robert), Freya (Kim), Ingrid (Howard), Sonja (Dale), Marie (Steve) and Sylvia (Ward), and large extended family. Arne was predeceased by his father Hans, and beloved daughter, Michelle. Our gratitude to angels Sonja and Sylvia for conveying our love from Canada to Norway, bringing joy and comfort to his last months. And to the kind and caring staff at Braaset Hospital. Thanks so much to Arne’s forever friends and loved ones, including those in the Canadian Club, who helped through good times and hard times and gave him community away from home. Words can’t express our gratitude to Arne, for showing us how to live honestly and fully, even in the face of adversity. Memorial Service: NorwayOstenstad Kirke, November 27, 2012. Canada - contact Marie at email@example.com or 250-642-7200
INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL. NO Simulators. In-the-seat training. Real world tasks. Weekly start dates. Job Board! Funding options. Apply online, www.IHESchool.com 1-866-399-3853
May 11, 1918 - Nov. 20, 2012 Margaret passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord. Predeceased by husband George. Lovingly remembered by her children Jeanette, Eunice (Bob), Lois (Norm), Pearl, Mary (Gary), Anne (Dale), Byron (Joanne), 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 siblings. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 11th at 11:30am at Delbrook Church 515 W Windsor Rd, North Vancouver.
TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 firstname.lastname@example.org
MINK & Fox Fur Coat More selection at the shop. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th St. North Van. Call: (604) 987-5938
CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262
LINSEY, Margaret Anna (nee Thompson)
Art & Collectibles
ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS
Sales • Service • We buy
OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver
Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423
FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459
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FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948 OCEAN VIEW, Burnaby Lot 763, in the Laburnam section, asking $12,000. Harold 604-279-8026
For Sale Miscellaneous
COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, postcards, toys, antique guns, sport items, coins, militaria, automobilia, tools, household collectibles, most anything related Ron 604-590-1570
GE Washer & Dryer, good working condition, $150 for both. Silver fox fur jacket as new $225, Call 604-986-1062 SENIOR’S SCOOTER. New, electric, below retail, Shoprider Marquis 888SLN, used less than 6x, was $4500, will sell $2000. Call for info, 604-230-3086 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper
A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193
MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207 MOVING/DOWNSIZING, SOFA & chair, mediterranean style $150. China hutch & cupboard $50. Dining table & 4 chairs $175. All excellent cond 604-922-2522
MOVING Assisted sit-to-stand electric chair-$700; Solid dark wood bunk/single beds-$550; Two single box spring & mattresses$300; Antique white wood 3/4 spool bed-$100; Antique wood claw arm armchair-$50; Small birch computer desk-$55; Bad Boy blue golf bag-$50; Glass patio table, 6 chairs, cushions$175; Propane patio heater$150; Round card table, 4 chairs -$30; 2 vinyl bar stools-$25 each; 2 white microwaves-$25 each. Call: (604) 987-6442 SECTIONAL SOFA, 5 seater with pull out bed, excellent cond $495. Coffee & 2 side tables $50. 604-329-3857 SOLID PINE 4 poster twin beds $100 ea.Teak writing desk, 2 drawers $35. 604-929-7815
GUNTHER UPRIGHT piano, (2 stiff keys) Ikea pine furniture set (chair, loveseat, sofa), oak desk & secretarial desk w/ extension. FREE U-pick-up. 604-926-4087
3 FEMALE P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. $1000. 604-538-4883
ADORABLE COCKER-POO, 11 wks old female, very smart, needs home, $800, 778-886-6511
Daycare Space Open Now for 3-5yrs: $695/mo. Also 1-2yrs, ECE Staff ★604-929-5799
HOT SPOT FOR SALE
REGISTERED Himalayan Cats Top quality, health guaranteed pets $500 up, retired $200 up. Wait list kittens (604) 939-1231 www.dreamhimicattery.com
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999
AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999
For information call
POMERANIAN 5 WEEKS 3 female puppies. Healthy, vet checked, dewormed, vaccinated. Ready to go for Dec 25. 5 - 7lb, full grown. $800. 604-460-8380. Email: nicolearchibald_644@ hotmail.com
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MOVING Sale, 945 Prospect Ave Highlands/Capilano: Sat. Dec. 8, 9 AM - 2 PM Twin beds, sit to stand electric chair, glass patio table/cushions/6 chairs,patio heater,aquarium,2 bar stools small computer desk, golf bag, toys, games, household items. Rain or Shine.
North Van MOVING SALE Sat & Sun, Dec 8 & 9 9am - 2pm 321 East Keith Rd Oak & bamboo dining set, TVs, stands, brand new womans dresses & clothes, arm chairs, paintings, carpets, electronics, dishes & fabrics
Fundraiser Christmas Bazaar
Sat Dec 8th, 9-5
Chief Mathais Centre 100 Capilano Rd, N Van
Baking, Crafts, Table Rentals: 604-973-0204, Cash Only.
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
For position details and to apply visit: www.northvanrec.com/ employment Competition #A238 Closing Date: Dec.13, 2012
LOOKING FOR an experienced MOA for a busy North Van specialist office. Individual must be organized, able to multi task, efficient, reliable. Email resume to: email@example.com
To advertise call
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Up to 80% off Annual X-MAS SALE Brand Name SKI, BOARD & SKATE
Excellent Gifts & Prices Sat & Sun, 9am-5pm 1453 Lonsdale (Downstairs) BUY brand name outerwear, goggles, hoodies, snowboard boots, gloves, pants, skate shoes, skis, boards & more!
ESTATE SALE Sun, Dec 9, 10am-2pm 518 East 1st St French provincial furniture, teak, Hipster stuff, china, art, knick knacks, table saw, & much more.
Family Christmas Tree Farm.COM U Cut & Fresh Cut
SALE: Douglas Fir trees 30 $
Family Fun, Carols, Free Candy Canes, Saws Provided Cash or Cheque only
9AM - 8PM Daily 24488 52 Ave. Langley West off 248 St.
WINTER GIFT GALLERY
A unique selection of gifts by local artists More than 50 local artists Open 7 days 10am – 5pm On now through Sat., Jan. 5th
4360 Gallant Ave, N.Van. 604-924-1378
Nov. 30th - Dec. 21st
SALISH WINTER CRAFT FAIR
Sat, Dec 8 & Sun Dec 9, 10am-4pm
Sports Instructor (Contract)
North Shore Wolves Youth Basketball
Christmas Light Installation
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.
PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961
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GARAGE SALES 2080
The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for a Sports Instructor.
NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399
ARABIAN-PERSIAN , sibs, 3 yr imprtd rscu, indoor/safe outdoor, nutrd, chip, go together. best offer/ hm. 778-297-4470 firstname.lastname@example.org
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 LADIES DANIER fitted brown leather jacket, zip out lining, removal faux fur collar, size6-8, never worn. Paid $600 sell $300. 604-985-5107
WANTED second hand adult bicycle. Doesn’t have to be special but should be in good cond. Reasonable price. 604-929-5821
4 SNOW tires used less than 3000 km, fit Civic, 185/65R14, $350. 604-926-1830 $100-$175, singer sewing machine $125, chairs $10-$20, mens/wom wear $5-$100 604-985-1968
Wanted to Buy
100 Mathias Rd, West Van Variety of vendors & food concession
CRAFT & GIFT SALE
Christmas Light Installations cyhomeservices.com 604-816-6192
@ Illahee Roundhouse
Shop in a cosy home setting featuring Christmas decor, Silpada jewelry, contemporary art & much more!
Sunday, Dec. 9 10am - 4pm
1588 Bowser Ave., North Van
GRAND WAREHOUSE OPENING
Capilano University Maple Building
December 7 & 8 10am - 5pm Parking Available Look for signs
Open House, Dec 8th & 9th • 9-5 Covers for Motorcycles, ATVs, Scooters and Sleds and many more Christmas gift ideas. CYCLE SHADE CANADA
102 Donaghy Avenue (1st St. 1 Block West of Fell)
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Promote your Craft Fairs, Christmas Events ❄ and Services ❆ ... and because we like Christmas as much as you do we are offering a
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GOLDEN RETRIEVER 10 weeks puppies!! Golden Retriever Championship Pedigree (Chuckanut) puppies for sale ($950 US). Available now! Call: 360-527-3048 email@example.com
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ROTTWEILER / SHEPHERD X Beautiful and healthy! $600. Family-raised. 604-794-3353.
REAL ESTATE 6007
FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop
GERMAN SHORT haired Pointer pups born Sept 1/12 Excl hunting & family dog, liver colour avail, shots $650 ea 604-824-7917
LOVE STANDARD Poodles? 10yr female in good health. Needs 1 dog home 604.926.9464
SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.
Cares! 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.
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■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business
Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089
HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see uSELLaHOME.com id5471
604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com NEW STAFF ADDITIONS
CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500
GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576 REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549
GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593 IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512
TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550
RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584
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S. Surrey/ White Rock
EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552
PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270sf 2br+den 2ba in a +45 building SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5574
PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574
Houses - Sale
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
6008-18 NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879
IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598
PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547
INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642
Vancouver West Side
STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633
'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188
S. Surrey/ White Rock
$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557
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2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349
AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618
EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see uSELLaHOME.com id5456
HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555
11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616
6008-36 LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see uSELLaHOME.com id5578
2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236
NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320
SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609
Canada’s largest For Sale by Owner Company offering: • Local and National exposure of your property • Personal “For Sale by Owner” Coaching • Local MLS access onto Realtor.ca • Property Valuation and Legal Support “$499.00 Year-End-Listing Special” gives you a PropertyGuys.com listing with MLS onto Realtor.ca included. Call your nearest PropertyGuys.com representative now: Coquitlam - Sheila Vessey 604-897-4034 Maple Ridge - Karen Murray 604-762-1901 604-762-1909 Langley - Rod Gehl 604-626-6027 Abbotsford - Ken Talyor 604-768-8857 www.PropertyGuys.com
For Sale by Owner
1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367
Luxury Condo, Nicklaus North Clubhse, 2 BR, 2 bath, sleeps 6, indoor prkg, lake/mnt views, $350/per night, 5 night min for Xmas/NYears, 604-690-6511
NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van
Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★
6008 Legal/Public Notices
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
Houses - Sale
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PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511
place ads online @ NSNews.com
Friday, December 7, 2012 - North Shore News - A45
REAL ESTATE 6020
Houses - Sale
OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272
Houses - Sale
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
6020-26 REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
Ladner/ South Delta
W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993
2-4pm, Sunday, 1901 Glenaire Dr (by Capilano River), great cozy 4 BR home, lrg lot, next to approved Village Centre, including community cntre, retail plaza, seniors housing & high density residential. Re-zoning potential, land value increase. Great Price $798,000 Offers. Paul Murphy, Sutton 604-986-1586
6020-30 ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
Houses - Sale
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
Houses - Sale
E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see uSELLaHOME.com id5628
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043
QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5615
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5610
CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn. email@example.com
Find your perfect home at
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
Other Areas BC
HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611
Lots & Acreage
Lots & Acreage
PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
Vancouver East Side
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
6040 LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
place ads online @
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
To advertise call
BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315
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A46 - North Shore News - Friday, December 7, 2012
REAL ESTATE RENTALS cont. from previous page
Real Estate Investment
Out Of Town Property
1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592
TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592
ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785
Apartments & Condos
1 BDRM / 1 BATH UBC Available immediately. Walk to class, study in quiet setting. All appliances, fireplace, balcony, storage, UG pkg, carpeted, diswasher. Mature, responsible, quiet only. Quiet bldg, great for grad student, faculty, etc. 1 year lease. $1,550/mo (604) 230-0321 email: email@example.com
North Van Apt. Rentals
NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556
Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com
1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785
BRAND NEW LUXURY 2BDRM / 2BATH 1327 sq.ft. Insuite laundry, granite c-tops, 43’ plasma TV, high-end appls, dishwasher, natural gas range, electric fireplace. *No Pets* $2,800 Monthly. Call 604762-2044. 2832 Capliano Rd
Sell it in the Classiﬁeds!
North Van Apt. Rentals
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now 3 BR, avail Jan 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & Jan 1) 1 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1) 2 BR (Avail Jan 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356
2 BR, $1215, Now or Jan 1, SW Corner, new carpet & lino, nr Hospital & Safeway, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1325 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406
1 BACH (Lonsdale & W 5th) avail Dec 15 or Jan 1,ns/np gtd prkng, 604-983-9469 $830 inc heat, h/w 1 Br, $950, Avail Dec. 15 2 Br, Avail Jan 15. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. hardwood, gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-700-7572
2 BDRM / 1BTH DEEP COVE Water view. Utils / cable incl. Avail Jan 1. No pets. $1,700 mo firstname.lastname@example.org 2BR $1050, Avail Dec 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501
3 BR Central Lonsdale, balc, $1500 incls heat, hotwater, 1.5 baths, 1 prkg, inste storage, Jan 1, quiet bldg. 604-988-4030
1 BR glvl, large, hw flrs, bright av Dec 1, $950/mo incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 1 BR Ocean & City View, lower Lonsdale, $935 incls heat, hot water, prkg, NP, 604-984-2148
2 bdrm $1200, 3 bdrm $1550, hardwood, incls heat/hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. n/p, refs, Jan 15 or 31st, 778-320-1554 2 BDRM 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, patio, nr SeaBus, Dec 1 $1690: Chad 604-328-5545
2 BR, large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $1200, Jan 1, 604-220-6817
2 BDRM, Norgate, North Van New paint, new flrs, quiet street, transit, w/d, alarm, fenced yard, garage, n/s, n/p. $1,750 mo. Email: email@example.com
Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Jan 1, 604-202-3458
LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1195 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
PETS CONSIDERED, top flr, S. W. facing, high end, 2 br, 720 sq ft, Lower Lonsdale, 2 bath, f/p, laminate flooring, granite countertops, SS appls, $1700. Avail Jan 1st. Call Melvin 604-729-5809
West Van Apt. Rentals
WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
WWW.EASYRENT.CA, id#1157, 2548 Lawson Ave 1 BR, 2 bath, side ste, 880sf, 6 appls, patio, hw flrs, great view, $1675/mo, No Pets, now Immed, 604-662-3279 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
Park Royal Towers
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included
1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall
Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
Duplexes - Rent
2 BR grd lvl ste, f/p, 413 E 2nd St, N Van, 1 covered prkg, $1100 incl hydro & h/w. 604-649-3123
A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
GARAGE FOR RENT 600 sf. Lane access. Avail Dec 1. $700 mo. Call: 604 985-5333
195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR - $1600 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384
Houses - Rent
2 BDRM, on cul-de-sac, yard, quiet setting, 930 sf, cls to trans/ shops Dec 1 604-891-6180 $1490
One low price includes one newspaper ad in 2 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do [SH[J NDBTU[ YCVH[RET HVAI NDBTU[ FDER[DBRETI We do the work. You get what you need – TYHBHE[UUVJ ZHPP DB GDDQ DEPREU EDOJ
WWW.EASYRENT.CA, id#1187, 4795 Marineview Cresc. 6 bdrm, 4 baths, 2600sf, 7 appls, balc, f/p, hw flrs, great view, $3995/mo, N/P, avail Immed, 604-662-3279
AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS
AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553
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
Houses - Rent
WEST VAN private estate 2 bdrm + den + suite. Kitchen stainless & granite. Close to ammenities, n/s, $3800/mo, Dec 1, 604-626-7444
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449
1 BR + den, bright garden lvl, Deep Cove area, nr beach, insuite w/d, d/w, shared storage shed, backyard + deck. Immed. $1200 incl heat & hydro 604-929-9348 1 BR glvl ste, West Van, near Park Royal, ns, small pet ok, avail Jan 1st, $1300 incls utils, inste wd, 778-840-1113 2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, very quiet & private, wd, dw, no pets, ns, nr ammens, avail Jan1, $1600 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777 2 BR bsmt, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1395 incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BR, den, 2 ba, high end, jacuzzi Up Lons., granite island, ns, np, fp $1950+util Jan 1 604-916-0760 2 BR, Dundarave, W Van in new home, nr Seawall, shops, ss appls, own w/d, gas fp, alarm, ns np, unfurnished $1800 incl utils or furnished $2200. 604-551-0039 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620 3 BR upr ste, 1.5 bath, carport inste w/d, $1950/mo. 2 BR glvl ste, inste w/d, $1450/mo, ns/np, N Van, Dec 1st, 604-339-4111 A BACHELOR suite, quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, Jan 15, Reno’d, ns, np, $780 incl utils 604-988-6818 L eg al 2 BR garden s t e, Ambleside, great cond, nice big kitchen, inste ldry, South facing patio, prefer 1, $1450 incl utils, Jan 1st, NS/NP, 604-926-1430
2 BDRM, Newly reno’d 5 appl, f/p, lam flrs, patio, $1650. Rufus Dr, ns/np. 604-925-3631 btwn 9-5 3 BR townhouse, 2931 Cap Rd @ Paisley, 2.5 bath, Handsworth catchment, insuite w/d, large balcony, 2 prkg, $2200, avail immed. Brent Francis 604-727-4084
4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Dec. 15, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
1 BR (Avail Jan 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443
3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938
4 BDRM, 2 bath, den, rec room, hardwood, SS kitchen West Van, Now. $3250/m. 604-925-1728
Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers
LYNN VALLEY 3 BR, 1.5 bath, h/w flrs, carpet, cat/sm dog ok, now $1375, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
Craig Can’t Do That.
Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.
Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Jan. 1, Lynn Valley, large $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922
★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 3rd (Top) flr, South view, Immed/Jan 1, $950. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745
List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.
Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. \YL OR[S WDEMVUEWUJ
90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
EDGEMONT LUXURY 2 BDRM Craigslist: http://bit.ly/TDAknj $1700. 604-986-1953
Apartments & Condos
KADFU WDEVR[RDEA HCCPL
2 BDRM / 1 BTH Lower Lonsdale Furn 2 br. Walk to shops, seabus, transit. Incl. heat, water, hi spd internet, cable. N/S, N/P. $1,750 mo. Call: (604) 629-5912
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
Real Estate Investment
North Van Apt. Rentals
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ BACHELOR $850 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384
SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 firstname.lastname@example.org
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Jan 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537
Apartments & Condos
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1120 2 Bdrm from $1630
LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 Lg 2BR, Stevens Dr, W Van, family room, Mnt views, short/ long term lease, new appls $1800 incls utils, Now, 604-339-1888 PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $2000 NEG NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-6572
LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section
To advertise call
HOME SERVICES 8030
WOOD WORK REPAIRS
604-506-3839 FINISH CARPENTRY Renovatons Call Roger 604-817-7672
$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 GET HELP with your holiday cleaning. Exc. Refs. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228
N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495
GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322
WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Drain cleaning, repairs, 24 hr. All types of drainage 778-552-2050 Red Seal Plumbing, Backed Up Drains, Sewer Mains, Water Mains, Burst Pipes, Camera Inspection, 604-618-4988
Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105
Gutter cleaning, Fall clean up, junk removal, Xmas lights, snow clearing, odd jobs 604-657-7532
North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294
LIST ELIMINATOR Home Services Inc. No time? Need help? Call us! We offer home repairs, drywall repair, painting, pressure washing, yard service, junk removal and more. Call: (778) 231-5673 Email: email@example.com
CAPILANO HANDYMAN Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting, Demolition, Gardening and more
www.capilanohandyman.com A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745
AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126
Single Father Handyman Proficient in all Facets, Int/Ext Home Improvements ★ Fall Discounts ★ Dave 778-987-7180
Pro Gas NORTH SHORE
Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
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 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232
BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645 johngormleycontracting.com
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667
Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com
Moving & Storage
NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com
A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ACCURATE PAINTING - Int & ext, new const. Good prices. 15+ yrs exp. Henry cell 604-754-9661 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205
MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured
PLUMBING & DRAINAGE WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Lic - Ins - Bonded
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
WE CAN FIX IT
Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422
RENOVATIONS FINISH CARPENTRY
PAINTING AND WALLPAPER Free Estimate Tel: 604-219-0666
Call Roger 604-817-7672
2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!
★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824
GARDEN ER, lawn & garden, mtce, pruning, hedge trimming, garden clean up.... 778-378-8911
Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469
Lawn & Garden
Lawn & Garden Maintenance Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Garden Clean Up Garbage Removal All Your Garden Emergencies & More www.garden-er.com
778 378 8911
A.A. BEST PRO
GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.
(604) 773-5511 24/7 EMERGENCY Response Plumbing and Restoration Certified Plumbers, Gas Fitters, Water, Fire and Smoke Damage Restoration Technicians. Fast response, clean work, Superior service. Visa / MasterCard accepted. Call: (604) 773-5511
Actual Plumbing Heating & Gas
★ 24 / 7★
❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB
604-908-1469 We accept Visa, MC, Amex
RED SEAL •Backed Up Drains •Sewer Mains •Water Mains •Burst Pipes •Camera Inspection 24 hr. Emergency Services
604-618-4988 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com 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
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560
All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357
Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695
OSZVALD’S PAINTING (1974) Int & ext painting, pressure washing, papering, taping, texturing. Res & comm 604-980-4249
ABOVE ALL ROOFING Roofing, repairs, chimneys, skylights & gutters.over 30yrs exp. Brian Gale 604-985-9214
H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452
AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476
Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288
Drywall Furnaces • Boilers • Gas ﬁtting • Heat Pumps • Service & Installation 604-925-1341 • www.progas.ca
Christmas Lights, Yard Clean-ups, Leaves, Tree Work, Gutters, & Rubbish Removal
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321
Lawn & Garden
SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE
& Finishing Carpentry • Fix furniture & cabinetry • Shelving, baseboards, mouldings • Upholstery and more
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ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 604-771-2201 or 604-771-5197
NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333
Roofing 8250 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION
FRASERVIEW COAST TO COAST ROOFING LTD. ROOFING 15 Years Experience RE-ROOF & REPAIR SPECIALIST ~ No Job Too Small ~
WEST SIDE ROOFING
Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!
Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?
We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com
Disposal & Recycling Trips start at
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993
2007 Saturn Aura XE 88,000 km, auto, V6, exc. cond. reliable. $8,445. 604-617-7320.
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1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249
BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries
Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944
A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343 AandWesTile.com
1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654
AFFORDABLE QUALITY Tiling. 25 yrs North Shore. 100’s satisfied customers Kris 604-346-6410
DALTON TRUCKING LTD.
Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil, Sand, Gravel, and More. Small and Large Deliveries. - Or you can pick up Dump Site for Dirt, Concrete, Asphalt. Dirt,Rock,Demo Bins, U-Load. Recycled Products, Blast Rock, Round Rock, Sorted Rocks
2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $3150. Call 604-781-2342
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
1995 PONTIAC Gran Prix 2 dr, V6 auto, 140K kms, aircared, new tires/brakes $1800 604-924-1511
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119
1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397
B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .
A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175
Collectibles & Classics
Collectibles & Classics
YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?
THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913
1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220
www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.
Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863 ON SITE Reno’s. Interiors Kitchens, Baths. Mike 604-986-4358 www.onsiterenovations.com
Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver
1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191
1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
$ BEST RATES $
Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB
Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585
A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986)
1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926
A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525
2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629
Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist (lapsed), 25yrs exp. Fully Ins.
North Shore Home Services. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-988-5294
1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
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MASSIVE YEAR END CLEARANCE
AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page
9130 08 FORD RANGER SPORT
12 VW PASSAT TDI
STK 950700 WAS $16,900
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Low, low kms, loaded. Stk VE56531
Auto, a/c, V6.
NOW $30,400 1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 email@example.com
11 BMW 328i xDRIVE Leather, nav, auto
4x4, V6, 6 spd.
STK 245121 WAS $19,900
12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT
STK 951310 WAS $38,900
09 CHEV EXT CAB
9 pass, 4x4, loaded.
4x4, Duramax diesel, rare long box, only 51,000kms. STK 951330.
STK951110 WAS $48,900
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
09 HONDA CIVIC SPORT
STK 950750 WAS $18,995
4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.
1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513
Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.
2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 cu.in 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm
11 BUICK REGAL CXL
STK 950850 WAS $35,900
STK 951300 WAS $28,900
8 pass, loaded.
2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384
NOW $26,480 2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm
07 CHEV HHR
09 DODGE JOURNEY SE
Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301
Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022
2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
9145 10 CHEV IMPALA LT
2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507
Scrap Car Removal
North Shores Best
The Snow is Coming 4 FREE Snow Tires with the Purchase of 1 of These Vehicles
2009 Mercedes Benz C230 4Matic, only 51,000kms, premium & sport pkg’s, glass roof, balance of factory warranty, immaculate. $27,850 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic, auto, only 74,000kms, local, MB serviced, nav, glass roof, alloys, Capri blue/cashmere beige leather, immaculate. $24,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML350 4 Matic, 102,000 original kms, auto, glass roof, heated seats, alloys, new tires, well serviced, dark blue/black, immaculate. $17,850
Sports & Imports
2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051
4x4, loaded, only 14,000kms. Stk 951230
08 PONTIAC MONTANA
12 FORD FUSION SEL
Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670
V6, auto, loaded WAS $13,995
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends
2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357
2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486
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
04 GMC CREW CAB
11 CADILLAC ESCALADE WAS $68,900
4x4, Duramax diesel, only 25,900kms.
Nav, rear DVD, mint. Stk 951380
2003 BMW X5 3.0 AWD, 93,000 original kms, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $17,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4 AWD, 93,000 original kms, navigation, fully reconditioned. $17,850 2002 Acura MDX AWD, only 99,000kms, glass roof, leather, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $13,850
Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections
NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435
★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014
1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691
1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca
2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 117,000 km auto, V6, powerful, reliable. $11,995. 604-617-7320.
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $9400 obo. 778-889-3459
TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443
2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $13,800. Call 604-921-4701 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866
2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739
2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557
• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.
• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)
Rates From As Low As
1998 HONDA Accord Ex, 4dr, loaded, 150K, exc cond, good tires, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912
2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW
2008 Mazda Speed 3. Mint (stock), 43,000km, 6 spd, Turbo 2.3L. $18,000. 604-715-4835.
1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada
• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495
1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC
Sports & Imports
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL WAS $25,900
2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.
2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533
2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891
843 West 1st St. N.Van
2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937
2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
12 GMC CREW CAB SLE
V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.
Financing & Leasing Available
Leather, sunroof, loaded
Sports & Imports
For more information on these cars & others call Ted
12 GMC ACADIA AWD
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 email@example.com
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
Ask us for details Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.
816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
CASH FOR LATE MODEL MERCEDES, low miles, no accidents, No Dealers. 604-926-2785
1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922
2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
Friday, December 7, 2012 - North Shore News - A49
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld
THE future of the Nissan Maxima is uncertain, particularly with its little cousin the Altima on its tail, but the 2012 version is better than ever. It is available at Regency Nissan in the Northshore Auto Mall.
2012 Nissan Maxima
Long live Maxima
David Chao and Bob McHugh Contributing Writers
EVEN though we don’t associate Nissan with sporty cars anymore these days, Nissan built some of the best sports luxury sedans over the years. The Maxima, in particular, is what made Nissan a household name when it came to mixing sportiness and luxury into one affordable package. The Maxima name has been around for more than 30 years and the current seventh generation car came out in 2009. While Maxima doesn’t carry the perceived prestige of a luxury brand name like Inﬁniti, it is a luxury class midsized sport sedan. Apparently there are afﬂuent car buyers out there who don’t ﬂaunt wealth (an admirable trait) and don’t see a need to pay extra for a status brand name.
★ Motors & Transmissions ★ Brakes & Tires ★ Gov. Vehicle Inspections only
*Includes oil & ﬁlter. Taxes extra.*Most vehicles.
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FREE ALIGN CHECK WITH ANY SERVICE
growl, when you stomp on the gas pedal, which Nissan calls the “Maxima Sound.” It’s a sophisticated modular engine that comes with continuously variable valve timing (chain drive), a variable induction system and an electronically controlled throttle. Just one transmission is offered in Maxima, it’s automatic and it’s a continually variable transmission (CVT) type. Nissan used to offer a manual in the previous generation Maxima and it’s too bad that stopped, but this is not a conventional CVT. Our tester Maxima came with a Sport Package, which included 19-inch wheels, auto dimming side mirrors that also automatically tilt down while reversing, a rear view camera, xenon headlights, transmission paddle shifters, power tilt and telescopic steering, a rear spoiler, a sport
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Maxima has changed over the years, going from rear-drive to front-drive in the mid-1980s. Since 2000 every edition of the Maxima has been designed in the United States and in 2004 Nissan also moved production of Maxima to a U.S. assembly plant. One thing that hasn’t changed: the Maxima is, and has always been, the ultimate Nissan sedan. These days, however, the Maxima’s under-study, the Altima, has been steadily gaining ground and they now even share the same basic structural platform. The Maxima is distinctly different looking, it’s a more performance-minded sedan and it’s another leap up the luxury ladder. Still, you can’t help but wonder about the long term future of the Maxima. The Maxima is powered by the award winning 3.5-litre VQ series engine, which is one of the best V-6 engines of all time. It can provide 290 horsepower and 261 foot-pounds of torque and exhausts a
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Well-planted Maxima solid and powerful at highway speeds From page 50 choice of two ﬁve-passenger seating layouts. The standard layout is a conventional rear back seat with a 60/40 split fold feature, which allows maximum utility. The sport package in the test Maxima included the optional interior with two (outboard) more supportive bucket-style rear seats and a large drop-down centre armrest that hid a lockable pass-through opening to the trunk. This layout also includes a hidden body stiffening crossbeam behind the rear seat. Up front, the three spoke steering wheel has a lovely stout substantial feel, and it’s also a heated steering wheel. Another nice surprise discovery was a manual thigh extension on the driver’s seat cushion. The sport package adds paddle shifters that are bigger than usual and column attached. This ﬁxed location (instead of on the steering wheel) makes them much easier to locate as you turn the wheel. On the down side, the foot operated park brake was a little disappointing in a sport sedan — a central hand operated lever seems more appropriate. The fake metallic trim that came with the sport package could also be better. Safety
Other than outside mirrors with integrated turn signal indicators and active front seat head restraints, the safety package in the Maxima is a conventional one. It includes a full complement of air bags plus standard Vehicle Dynamic Control with Traction Control System. Drive Solid and powerful are two words that best describe the Maxima drive experience. Supremely comfortable at highway speeds, the Maxima has a secure and well-planted feel on the road with loads of instantly available reserve power to get past something in a hurry, when needed. It’s that always available, abundant power that makes Maxima such an enjoyable and easy to drive sport sedan. And it can certainly move, acceleration to 100 kiloemtres per hour is estimated to be around 6.4 seconds. The Xtronic transmission is one of the best CVT’s available. Although it has no conventional gears, six ﬁxed speed ratios are programmed to mimic manual mode operation and allow ﬁnger trip control via the paddle shifters. It’s fun to play with when a winding road driving opportunity presents itself, but the Ds (drive sport) mode is simply handier for
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THE 1956 Continental Mark II — a reminder of the days when a Lincoln land yacht would sell for the same price as a Rolls-Royce. Lincoln needs to recapture that Continental swagger, writes columnist Brendan McAleer.
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real car names back again, rather than the current obsession with alphabet soup? Anyway, Lincolns are ﬁne vehicles, smooth in operation, loaded with features and technology, not ostentatious in the least. Just one problem: they’re not really desirable. No young person has a picture of a Lincoln on their bedroom wall these days (or their Tumblr account) unless it’s one of the chrome-smeared behemoths of the past. Like Ozymandias, the current lineup of Linc’s is a pair of trunkless legs standing alone in the desert, the lone and level sands stretching away as a reminder of the way the brand has been steadily eroded. Now, Ford’s not about to let their premier brand go quietly into that good night, in the manner of the fallen Mercury. Instead, they’ve refreshed the looks of the range, giving them grilles that look more swoopy — the previous baleen-like slits gave off the impression that the cars ran on krill — and by changing Lincoln’s name to The Lincoln Motor Company. Well. Yes. Now that’ll ﬁx everything. Lincoln doesn’t need this sort of Band-Aid. They don’t need a radical change to their line-up and they don’t need a new brand focus on motorsports or a re-badged upscale version of the Mustang or any other of that nonsense. What they need to do is quite simple: they need to build the Continental again. And not as a concept car either. We’ve seen the Cadillac Ciel and it’s a lovely thing, but Caddy is going to sell a boatload of base, four-cylinder ATS’s off the performance creds of the CTS-V series, and Lincoln needs to do the same thing. They need a real halo car, a brand-deﬁning machine that’s not just a much nicer version of an available Ford, but a future classic. You might be saying: but what of the development costs? What of them? Chrysler was able to take an old MercedesBenz chassis and come up with the 300C, a car that instantly banished the memory of horrible excreta like the Intrepid. The 300C wasn’t particularly good, mind you, but it was striking, unapologetically American and, above all, desirable. When the opening credits rolled for HBO’s Entourage, essentially a homage to the excess of Hollywood, the gang all rolled up in a black drop-top Lincoln Continental. It had suicide rear doors, glossy paint, and in a sea of MercedesBenzes and BMWs, it stood out as the genuine article. It was a vintage Rolex in a glass case ﬁlled with giant-faced nouveauriche wrist-bling. Yes Lincoln, we remember your illustrious history. We remember that you used to be able to charge as much as a Rolls-Royce for one of your glittering, Great-Gatsby-esque land yachts. We remember that the most lionized President in U.S. history used to roll around in your machines, a shining example of Camelot. We, the public, remember, but the link has been broken for some time. What’s more, the simple fact is that Ford puts out such a good product range these days, why would you bother stepping up to the Lincoln end? Why buy an . . . um . . . (one quick trip to the Lincoln webpage later) an MKX, when you could just get a Ford Edge Sport? The MKZ is a great-looking little rig, but the new Fusion looks like an Aston-Martin for crying out loud. I’ll tell you why you’d buy one. You’d buy an entry-level Lincoln if it was a competent, smooth, quiet machine — if when you told the neighbours that you drove a Lincoln, they’d immediately be able to picture what a modern Lincoln looks like. A modern Lincoln should capture the public’s attention, it should be in all the music videos. It should feature prominently in the opening credits of whatever badass movie Martin Scorsese is working on these days. It should be a Lincoln Continental. Acura’s not going to make any money on the NSX. Lexus lost buckets of cash on the LFA supercar. Even Cadillac doesn’t sell that many CTS-V sedans. Halo cars don’t need to turn a proﬁt on an individual basis, but they’re worth their weight in gold when it comes to brand identity. Trust me, bringing back the Continental would work. After all, who doesn’t want to drive Cleopatra’s chariot?
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