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LESS than a week after a massive three-day search for a lost Cypress Mountain snowboarder concluded, another out-of-bounds boarder was rescued from the same terrain. Volunteers found the latest victim Dec. 23 in the precipitous Montizambert Creek drainage west of the resort, a short distance from the spot where they located snowboarder Sebastien Boucher Dec. 18. The 30-year-old Vancouver man had been riding with a friend on Cypress’s Top Gun run in the early afternoon when the pair ducked under a boundary rope and ventured into the rugged terrain above Howe Sound. When the descent became too steep, the victim’s friend climbed back out. His companion didn’t reappear, however, so the friend called for help. After reaching the lost man by cell and getting a description of his surroundings, a North Shore Rescue team judged he had likely made his way to low elevation, and so launched their search from the bottom of the gully. At about 8:15 p.m. the rescuers made voice contact. They found him See Lost page 5

Playing to the gallery

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BROTHERS Dominic and Xavier Hutton celebrate the prospect of a new playground at John Lawson Park in West Vancouver. MP John Weston (centre rear) and Mayor Michael Smith, councillors, childcare workers and advocates were on hand the week before Christmas for the federal funding announcement of $244,000 for an upgrade to the popular park.

Union condemns SeaBus contract

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$25-M replacement for Burrard Beaver to be built in Netherlands

LOCAL labour organizations are calling for the province to intervene after TransLink awarded a new SeaBus building contract to an offshore company. TransLink announced Dec. 17 that it would pay $25 million to Dutch shipbuilder Damen Shipyards Group to replace the 36year-old MV Burrard Beaver, which must be phased out due to changes in Transport Canada’s environmental regulations.

But the Canadian Auto Workers say the contract should have gone to North Vancouver’s Allied Shipyards, whose bid was just $2 million higher. “Going offshore, to us, makes absolutely no sense. We should be promoting made-in-Canada products,” said Joe Elworthy, Canadian Auto Workers Local 2200 president. “It’s just obscene the government would make such a move.”

Elworthy rubbished the notion that North Shore commuters and B.C. taxpayers will be better served by having the ship built at Damen’s Singapore shipyard. “The government should be intervening here. They should be intervening on TransLink hard,” he said. The premier, Christy Clark, should get involved in this issue. It’s in her interests to reverse that decision and have this ferry built by Canadians right here in British Columbia where we have the skills, where we have ability and I’m sure, if we do the costing right, we can remain competitive.”

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Find the answers to the following questions on pages 8 and 9. Part 1 of the quiz ran in our Wednesday paper. Find it online at nsnews.com if you missed it.

James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com JULY 1) West Vancouver’s Morgan Rielly got a job in Toronto this year that involves a great deal of physical work and that, for now, pays him nothing. It’s one of the most coveted jobs in the country. Who hired him? (July 1) 2) Right now the North Shore has two of these. A plan floated by a federal panel this past summer would create a third, connecting North Vancouver to Burnaby. What is it? (July 4) 3) Eagle, Osprey and Kestrel were officially welcomed to North Vancouver to great fanfare June 28. Originating in Turkey, these giants are the largest of their kind in British Columbia, and will be put to work helping to prevent oil spills. What are they? (July 6) 4) On July 4, scientists announce they had found something deep under France and Switzerland that helped clarify the origins of the universe. What was it? (July 8) 5) With the help of the District of West Vancouver, volunteers have put tens of thousands of dollars and countless hours into a habitat upgrade in Memorial Park. What delicious, iconic animal is supposed to get a boost from their efforts? (July 13) 6) Jenny Chau and Ben Lai tied the knot on top of Grouse Mountain in August. What expensive liquid did they refuse to have at their wedding, in a bid to promote sustainability? (July 20) AUGUST 7) What nine-person team sport did North Vancouver’s Lauren Wilkinson win silver in at the London Olympics Aug. 2? (Aug. 3) 8) What kind of animal fell out of a tree in North Vancouver resident Jan Bailey’s backyard July 30, prompting the startled homeowner to take quick action to save its life, and later launch an effort to find its owner? Hint: It doesn’t do well in trees. (Aug. 3) 9) What does busker Babe Cole say is her constitutional right to

use in the City of North Vancouver’s Civic Plaza? (Aug. 5)

10) What was found on the left front leg of North Vancouver equestrian Tiffany Foster’s horse that disqualified her from competition at the London Summer Games? (Aug. 8) 11) What did thieves steal from Lonsdale Avenue’s grizzly statue over the summer? About 120 people had been involved in making it. Fortunately, the theft occurred during warm weather. (Aug. 15) 12) Why did police express shock when a 24-year-old hiker from Vancouver left Capilano Canyon by bus following an unusual incident Aug. 8, declining their assistance? (Aug. 22) 13) What high-tech upgrade did West Vancouver add to its bylaw enforcement vehicle this summer, drawing the ire of the B.C. Civil Liberties Association? (Aug. 24)

20) What did customers and patrons rally to buy for a former barista at the Tim Hortons on West Queens Road? She couldn’t afford to obtain it herself, even though the item itself was free. What was it? (Sept. 28)

21) According to scientists, what small animal has taken up permanent residence in Howe Sound for the first time in decades, bringing with it dolphins, whales and other mammals? (Sept. 30) OCTOBER 22) What major Vancouver attraction is “very interested” in creating a satellite location on the City of North Vancouver waterfront, according to Mayor Darrell Mussatto? It would likely bring with it a great deal more water. (Oct. 17) 23) What did Robin Tomlin receive in person from the North Vancouver school district Oct. 22, 42 years after he graduated from Argyle secondary? A precious thing, perhaps, but of no monetary value. (Oct. 24)

14) In August, North Vancouver librarian Ian Cunliffe travelled from Sparwood, near the Alberta border, to Vancouver in protest of the province’s Bill 22, which suspended teachers’ earlier job action. What was unusual about the way he made the trip? (Aug. 29)

24) Former West Vancouver police chief Kash Heed and West Vancouver MLA Joan McIntyre went public in October to say what organism should be made legal in B.C.?

15) North Vancouver’s Melissa Marie Peters appeared on a high-profile Canadian game show in October, where the main prize has no cash value. What was the show called? (Aug. 31)

25) Some 200 people gathered outside the office of North Vancouver MLA Naomi Yamamoto Oct. 24 to voice their fear of what kind of boats? (Oct. 26)

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26) Despite voicing dismay and even anger at Richardson International’s plans to vastly expand its grain terminal on Low Level Road, the City of Vancouver will not quash the project. Why not? (Oct. 28)

16) Metro Vancouver has announced it will be installing 150 car-fuelling stations throughout the region in the near future, but the vast majority of vehicles can’t use them. Why not? (Sept. 5) 17) It took a crew of 20 firefighters to put out a fire that broke out in Lions Bay on the night of Sept. 8. Even though the ruined property was uninsured, inspectors don’t expect it to cost the owners a dime to repair the damage. Why not? (Sept. 12) 18) What exploded inside the wall of a Westhill home Sept. 10 that likely saved much of the house from destruction? (Sept. 14) 19) Thanks to a bylaw passed in September, residents of the City of North Vancouver are allowed to keep a new species of pet, but only if the pets are female. What animal is now allowed? (Sept. 19)

27) Capilano University recently swapped out small devices all over its North Vancouver campus for newer models that do the same thing but cost three to four times as much. The change, perhaps counter intuitively, is intended to save money. What has the school been installing? (Oct. 31) NOVEMBER 28) What 20,000-hectare North Shore asset is on lease to Metro Vancouver until 2986 A.D.? See Taxing page 8


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Economic benefit lost: Keating Judge finds man guilty of WV grow-op From page 1

The biggest problem with the bidding process was that it did not include any consideration for the spinoff benefits that could be created with the awarding of the contract, said Elworthy. Had local jobs and spending been given any weight, it likely would have tipped the scales in Allied’s favour, he said. Elworthy now wonders why this bid didn’t get the same federal and provincial support the recent shipbuilding contracts for Royal Canadian Navy did. One of those contracts went to North Vancouver’s Seaspan. “They had no problem when it came to the military contracts, making bravado statements about how much we’re doing here. But when it came to the SeaBus, they were quick to put it offshore. We’re baffled by such a move,” he said. The bidding process was fair and had the public interest at heart, according to Bob Paddon, TransLink’s executive vicepresident of strategic planning and public affairs. Of the three bids that came in, only two were acceptable and Damen made a better offer than Allied. “After having a look at both of them, the lowest bid by six per cent was, Damen Group. Looking at their skills and qualifications, they’ve very experienced,” Paddon said, noting that they produce 150 vessels a year, including many similar to the new SeaBus.

Because TransLink must source highly specialized equipment and materials, it can’t limit itself to the Canadian market, and price is a very important factor, said Paddon. “We are not a government. We are not a municipality. We have a very specific mandate at TransLink to take our precious tax dollars and the money we receive from fares and spend it wisely on our system,” he said. “That’s $2 million more we can spend on our system or (use to) acquire more infrastructure.” It’s worth noting that a “significant amount” of the work in Allied’s bid would be subcontracted to a shipyard in Washington state, Paddon said. The decision is making for pre-election fodder as well, drawing quick condemnation from NDP candidate and City of North Vancouver Coun. Craig Keating, who used the occasion to cast aspersion on the B.C. Liberals’ jobs plan. “Here was an opportunity to capture big economic spinoffs for our local economy,” Keating said in a press release. “Apart from the benefits to local contractors that would be had by building these vessels here, we will lose the impacts of wages being spent in our community.” The NDP is also alleging the cost of the new SeaBus will come in even higher, thanks to import duties, though Paddon said the costs take into account $3 million in extra tax. Naomi Yamamoto, Liberal MLA for North VancouverLonsdale, did not respond to a request for comment.

Lost boarder admits error to rescuers From page 1

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RANSLINK has been sailing some choppy waters since the revelation that its new $25million SeaBus won’t be built in B.C. A bid from North Vancouver’s Allied Shipbuilders was recently rejected by the transportation authority in favour of a contract with a Dutch shipbuilding company. Labour leaders have voiced their outrage while politicians have remained markedly silent on the issue. It wasn’t long ago that B.C. politicians were singing the praises of our shipyards to boost the chances of a large federal contract. The province lobbied hard on behalf of the industry and promised money for training. That TransLink, a provincial creation, should now turn its back on the local industry seems odd given all three SeaBuses were built in B.C., the

last one a mere three years ago. We have the capacity to do the work. This decision is strictly about money. For cash-strapped TransLink, a contract that’s $2 million cheaper is an obvious choice, especially when it’s hard pressed to pay for its own operations. Creating jobs for shipbuilders isn’t in TransLink’s mandate. But should it be? No one wants to return to the days of the fast cats, when wild cost overruns on public shipbuilding contracts were justified by political goals. Still, there’s an argument to be made that an opportunity was lost here for public money to do greater good. That will only be possible, however, if the province steps up to a bigger role in funding TransLink.

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Dear Editor: How does one stop this stupidity? We are all blaming the guns. Yet three years ago Dr. Phil lamented on his show that 15 million American children were diagnosed as mentally ill and being prescribed drugs. Fifteen million and counting. It also was reported that schools were rewarded for identifying behaviour patterns that led to a successful mental illness diagnosis and prescription. I just downloaded an update on the last 41 severe cases of mass murder and/or suicide in the U.S. caused by children ages 11 to 22 (not including the current massacre). All were on Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitor (antidepressant) drugs. Most of them who did not kill themselves, when interviewed, could not even remember the event at all. All of the murders and murder/ suicides had two things in common: they involved weapons and the perpetrators were on prescription drugs. Somehow the drugs aspect of these tragedies is being swept under the carpet. The focus is again on gun control and the real time bombs are left alone to fester. How is this possible? There are a further 15,000,000 ticking time bombs in the U.S.

SSRI drugs are one of the most dangerous poisons on the planet. Nine years ago my father was diagnosed with cancer and his physician put him on Paxil and Ativan. He became delusional and unsteady requiring two ambulance trips to the hospital after serious falls. When we finally weaned him off the drugs he became coherent again. If you have ever seen someone on this crap, you will instantly understand the problem. Now imagine 15 million children on them. The problem is being set up to happen again and again and again. The tragedy in Connecticut is heart wrenching in the extreme, but again the drugs show up. It’s the drugged human who pulls the trigger, stabs the knife, wields the chainsaw and clubs the baseball bat. The guns did nothing until someone drugged the child, making his/her mind very unsound. True, no one needs to buy assault weapons, but the drugged teen will grab any weapon at his disposal. Look at the historical cases. If no one thinks rationally, gun control mania will prevail. But the problem will not go away until the drugs are removed from the system. Leo Vanderbyl, North Vancouver

I’ve met the school traffic and the traffic is me Dear Editor: Every parent I have ever met, in every area of the North Shore has a singularly unanimous complaint: traffic during pick up and drop off at school. Well, guess what? That anonymously named “traffic” is just another word for “too many of us are driving our kids to school.”

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Dear Editor: I was horrified to read that Cypress Mountain will be billing a lost snowboarder $10,000 for rescue costs — not withstanding that Cypress says they intend to donate the money to the muchdeserving North Shore Rescue. As North Shore Rescue is quick to point out, requiring people to pay for their own rescue will discourage lost individuals from seeking help and will put wellmeaning but inexperienced and ill-equipped friends and family at risk. We need to look at the bigger picture. The costs of search and rescue operations are barely a drop in the bucket compared to the spiralling costs of a sedentary “safe” lifestyle that offers very limited inherent benefits. With sport and outdoor recreation comes a broad spectrum of risk and a broad spectrum of risk tolerance. The costs of the relatively small numbers of serious sport injuries and mishaps in the backcountry, even if foreseeable or resulting from intentional action, is a miniscule price to pay for the huge social, health and environmental benefits (even if measured solely in dollars) of allowing everyone to access, enjoy and appreciate the awe-inspiring natural environment we are lucky to live in. I am just as happy for my tax dollars to pay for the costs of search and rescue operations, regardless of fault, as I am for my tax dollars to pay for the costs associated with sedentary lifestyles and the myriad of other human activities that result in foreseeable social costs from time to time. Let’s worry more about becoming active and engaged citizens than about punishing each other when we make mistakes. Natasha Reid, North Vancouver Editor’s note: NSR has said it will not accept rescue fines.

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Education budget squeezed

ANOTHER big fight is brewing in the education system, but unlike the last dustups this one doesn’t involve the B.C. Teachers Federation going to war with the provincial government. The government is a party in this fight as well, but this time it will be school boards facing off against the B.C. Liberals. Many school districts have been saying for years that the system is underfunded, even when funding increases and enrolment drops. It’s been death by a thousand cost increases — everything from rising MSP premiums, inflation, employee benefits, heating cost etc. — that have left school boards scrambling to table balanced budgets every year. But this year a new wrinkle has been added to the mix, and it’s potentially a very expensive one. Education Minister Don McRae has written to school board chairs, telling them they must file a “savings plan” with him that will show how costs arising from anticipated wage increases for unionized support staff will be paid for under existing funding arrangements. McRae has informed them the so-called “co-operative gains” mandate governing all government contract talks — which dictates that wage increases can be given only if enough internal savings are made to ensure the wage hikes don’t inflate the bottom line — will apply to upcoming negotiations with support staff unions, primarily CUPE locals. The move has outraged

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school trustees. B.C. School Trustees Association president Michael McEvoy fired off an angry response to McRae, telling him most school boards are already facing deficits and that there are no operational savings in the system. In fact, any belttightening that occurs will be done simply to meet existing cost pressures, let alone wage increases. Any further “savings” on top of the existing fiscal problems will inevitably hurt services for students, McEvoy argues. McRae has informed the boards he wants them to find “savings” equivalent to a 1.5 per cent wage increase for their support staff employees. The financial impact of that varies from district to district, but the Vancouver school board estimates a two-year contract under those terms would cost the district almost $5 million, while the Victoria board pegs its costs to be $1.5 million over two years. To put those numbers in context, the Vancouver board estimates its funding shortfall is already between $15 million to $25 million.

That shortfall includes such items as $4.2 million for salary and benefits increases, $3.5 million for an increase in pension plan payments for teachers and more than $7 million in potential “holdback funds” for next year. While school boards routinely scream about underfunding every year and yet still seem to miraculously balance their budget nevertheless, the additional task of having to find money for wage increases may be the breaking point for a number of them. Evidence of how serious a problem this new demand poses for trustees is the fact that the chair of the employers’ bargaining group has also written to the education minister, telling him it is impossible for boards to meet his call to find new savings. Melanie Joy, chairwoman of the B.C. Public School Employers’ Association, is also the chairwoman of her school district in the Kootenays. She has warned McRae that her district already faces a shortfall of $1.1 million and that a CUPE wage increase would cost a further $300,000, leading to cuts to education programming. This festering problem may not be confined to the education system. In fact, all parts of the larger public sector may be affected by how the co-operative gains concept plays out. Nurses, health workers and university employees have all received wage increases without new funding being added to their budgets. We have yet to see any details of how those wage hikes will be covered without any reduction

in services in those sectors. If the impact is both substantive and negative — taking the form of layoffs, program and service cuts for example — it may further cloud the already dim reelection chances of the B.C. Liberals. In the meantime, get ready for a loud and raucous screaming match between this province’s 60 school boards, and what could become one very unpopular education minister. McRae wants those savings plans on his desk by midJanuary. As it stands now, I’d be surprised if all boards comply. Open defiance seems to be on the horizon. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca

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Thieves steal from NV boy-scout project From page 8

community’s waterfront. PHOTO ANSWERS Page 3) Mount Seymour’s new quad chair; A belly flop. Moody was competing at the 2012 World Championship Belly Splash at the North Shore Winter Club; A white sturgeon. It washed up in Dundarave in early July, likely from the Fraser River. Page 9) Bees

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WHAT did thieves steal from a boy-scout-run project in Mosquito Creek Park over the summer, earning a stinging rebuke from the project’s organizer? (Sept. 21)

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INQUIRING REPORTER FOR every lucky kid who unwraps a bike, a book, or a Red Ryder carbon action 200-shot range model air rifle on Christmas morning, there is another poor child cursed by the Christmas gods, forced to tweet their laments after opening a present to find a plasma screen TV when what they really wanted was an LCD television with 3D capability, obviously. Did you get what you wanted this Christmas, or are you scouring Boxing Week sales trying to get what you need? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. — Jeremy Shepherd

Anita Hopian Vancouver “Yes, good company and good food.”

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Steve Enkirch Richmond “Yes, time off.”

Kevin McDonald North Vancouver “No . . . that’s just the way it goes.”

Fay Tevendale North Vancouver “Yes, nothing. At 85, you don’t need much.”

Tyler Stephens North Vancouver “Yeah, I just found out we’re having a baby.”

City OKs McEvoy Park use for playground St. Edmunds school to use park at recess, make tennis courts public Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

MCEVOY Park will soon be filled with the sounds of school students at play, following an agreement between the City of North Vancouver and St. Edmunds elementary to share joint use of the park. Council voted to endorse a plan that will see new amenities added to the park at the school’s expense. In exchange, St. Edmunds

Parish will open up its unused tennis courts for public use to be administrated by the city. Once complete, the park will feature a play structure with safefall surfacing and a perimeter fence hidden behind shrubs. Despite being one of the oldest schools on the North Shore, St. Edmunds doesn’t have any greenspace for its students to play on. Instead, their fenced-in yard is on an old parking lot, resulting in daily scrapes and boo-boos for students. Under the agreement, the public will have unrestricted access to the park but students from the school will have access to the park during their recesses and lunch breaks and during occasional physical education classes. The two sides are yet to hammer out the details on sharing the ongoing maintenance and future capital costs, but St. Edmunds’ principal pledged that students would take an active role in

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Ken Sinnott and Judy Killeen Members of the North Shore/Sunshine Coast/Sea-to-Sky division of the Real Estate Board of Greater Vancouver held the Realtors’ Annual Christmas Classic Fundraiser Dec. 5 at West Vancouver’s Capilano Golf and Country Club. Guests enjoyed lunch and live entertainment by the Dan Morrison Band. Funds raised from the event support the Lookout Emergency Aid Society, which operates the North Shore Shelter.

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“Dom Juan or The Feast with the Statue (Dom Juan ou le Festin de pierre) is a French play by Molière, based on the legend of Don Juan. Molière’s characters Dom Juan and Sganarelle are the French counterparts to the Spanish Don Juan and Catalinón, characters who would later become familiar to opera goers as Don Giovanni and Leporello. Dom Juan is the last part in Molière’s hypocrisy trilogy, which also includes The School for Wives and Tartuffe. It was first performed on Feb. 15, 1660, in the PalaisRoyal, with Molière playing the role of Sganarelle.” — Wikipedia More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

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PETER Jorgensen (left) stars as the legendary rogue Don Juan, and Simon Webb as his servant Sganarelle, in Blackbird Theatre’s new adaptation of Molière’s classic Don Juan.

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IN one corner, a seductive and freethinking libertine.

In the other corner, God. Don Juan, a comedy about unrepentant hedonism and the consequences of impertinent dinner invitations, opens tonight at The Cultch and runs until Jan. 26. To bring the wholesale marriage-monger to life, director John Wright recruited former Sutherland secondary student Peter Jorgensen to bring both humour and song to the famed swordsman. “Because of my musical abilities John’s asked me to sing an aria and accompany myself on the guitar,” Jorgensen says. “He’s using all the skills that I have, maybe abusing them, I’m not sure.” This incarnation of the 350-year-old Moliere-penned satire features excerpts from Amadeus Mozart’s opera Don Giovanni as well as a Latin mass with howling guitars, a fusion Wright uses to underscore the tension between Don Juan and his eternal rival. “As I see it, the play pits Don Juan against God, so that element needed to be somehow expressed,” Wright says. “I wanted to have a mass, and I wanted it to speak of an antique time in the life of the church because religiosity is being satirized in the play and so is hypocrisy.” Religion draws a dividing line between Don Juan and his beleaguered, devout servant. “Don Juan is a man who, in my opinion, is certain that there’s no God, and he’s paired up with Sganarelle, his servant, who is absolutely certain that there

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is a God,” Jorgensen says. “Because Don Juan’s an atheist, he lives without fear, he’s going to do things without fear that the hand of God is going to come down and smite him, where Sganarelle is constantly fearful that that’s going to happen.” In living his life as though God is either impotent or nonexistent, Don Juan is able to observe the hypocrisy of many scoundrels who seek shelter under the cloak of religion. “He’s really a very modern anti-hero, and I think of him as heroic at the time in his struggle against hypocrisy and against a dogmatic church,” the director says. “I’ve played a lot of rogues, I guess,” Jorgensen acknowledges. “I always approach them trying to find their own personal truth and Don Juan really believes that morally, he’s OK.” Even while conquering women like Alexander the Great conquered countries, Don Juan is true to his own code. “There’s no hypocrisy with him, he says what he believes and he acts on it, where everyone around him tends to often act in opposition to their beliefs,” Jorgensen says. “The play itself was a reaction to the hierarchy of the time and the hypocrisy that Molière saw all around him, so Don Juan is, in a way, a hero in the play.” The quintessential Don Juan has the same effect on a woman’s good judgment as Long Island iced tea has on good balance, but Wright needed an actor who could do that while looking comfortable in 17th century garb. “He has, from our perspective the look, the elegance, and the great comic chops, and the musicianship,” Wright says of Jorgensen. Despite credits ranging from directing Fiddler on the Roof to playing George Bailey in It’s a Wonderful Life, Jorgensen was initially reluctant to pursue acting as a livelihood.

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Ballet BC presents Encore featuring works by choreographers William Forsythe, Jorma Elo and Medhi Walerski at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Jan. 24-26 in a co-production with the PuSh International Performing Arts Theatre. For a chance to win two tickets to the Jan. 25 performance tell us what year Jorma Elo joined the Nederlands Dans Theater. Put Ballet BC Encore Contest in the subject line and email entry to thisweekcontest@nsnews.com. Deadline for the contest is Jan. 21, 5 p.m. Only residents living in the Lower Mainland/Greater Vancouver area are eligible to enter. Winners will be chosen in a random draw. For more info on the production visit balletbc.com.

GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.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: bellevuegallery.ca. 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: 778-3403379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. On the Waterfront: A group exhibition of the evolution of North Vancouver’s waterfront will run until Jan. 4. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@ caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Annual Photography Exhibition: The Caroun Photo Club will display their work until Dec. 28. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil. ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Art Rental Show: Buy or rent artwork right off the gallery walls from Jan. 11 to Feb. 2 during the semiannual salon-style exhibition. Over 400 pieces or original artwork created by local artists will be featured. Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 10, 7-9 p.m. 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 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. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of small sculptural works by Ellen Bang and oil paintings by Stephen Dittberner from Jan. 16 to March 19. Opening reception: Thursday, Jan. 17, 6:30-8:30 p.m. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of watercolour and acrylic paintings See more page 19

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CALENDAR From page 14 of Lynn Canyon by Neil MacDonald until Jan. 29. 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: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Hungry Ghosts — Living in the Age of Consumerism: A mixed media exhibit by various artists will run from Jan. 8 to 20. Opening reception: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m. Meet the artists: Saturday, Jan. 12, 2-3 p.m. 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: 604-9033798. 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 gcartstudio@shaw.ca. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. On Our Walls: Woodland paintings by Toby Jaxson will be on display until Jan. 14. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or 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: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or northvanmuseum.ca. 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: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-9875612 or 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

Original production got frosty reception From page 13

“Not many people, unless you’ve tried it, really understand the kind of endurance and the focus that it takes to be up there for two hours,” Jorgensen says. Since being enrolled in piano lessons at six years old, Jorgensen seemed headed for a career as a musician. He played in Sutherland’s band and choir, and studied jazz at Capilano University, but all the while he was unwittingly compiling the skills he would need as an actor. “There’s rhythm in everything,” Jorgensen explains. “So many of the facets from the musical side are tools that you can use as an actor.” He had done a fair amount of community theatre, but it was a 1996 production of Into the Woods that finally ushered Jorgensen into a career in drama. “That was probably a turning point for me because it was Stephen Sondheim,” he recalls, discussing the composer perhaps best known for penning “Send in the Clowns” as well the lyrics and music for Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street. “As I started listening to his stuff and what he did with music and how he used music to tell stories, that really hooked me into theatre, and the integration of storytelling and music was something that seemed to really resonate with me,” Jorgensen says. The production also introduced Jorgensen to Simon Webb, the actor portraying Sganarelle. “You can kind of do away with your inhibitions or your reservations and just play, and that’s one of the joyous parts about working with Simon,” Jorgensen says. “It’s the combination of those two characters together that create a lot of the dynamic of the piece.” Don Juan, the story of spoiled virtues and savoured vices premiered nearly 350 years ago, but its frosty reception initially doomed the play to a similar fate as Don Juan himself. “In a way it hasn’t endured,” Wright says. “When it opened it offended so many people that it closed in about 15 days and wasn’t performed again for 200 years. . . . There were some bowdlerized versions of his play that were done from time to time, but Molière’s version of the script was finally discovered, a couple of hundred years later, in Holland.” It’s that version that Wright is currently staging. “It’s my favourite play of Molière’s. It’s modern, feels modern in its ideas,” he says. “Even though it’s hundreds of years old, those questions are still relevant,” Jorgensen agrees. Asked what he would say to entice an ambivalent audiencemember into the theatre, Wright hesitates for just a moment. “It’s two duels, three songs, and a trip to hell.”

North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-9861351 or presentationhousegall.com. Frank Horvat, a pioneer in fashion photography, will have his work displayed until Jan. 13. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Playful Stuff and Abstracts: Mixed media works, primarily in wood, by Graham Eagle and acrylic on canvas, primarily abstracts, by Roxanna Tayebi will be on display until Jan. 13. Pastel Memories and Ceramic Shapes: Pastel landscapes by Valerie Wilson, pottery by Donna Lee Dorosh and ceramic animals by Greg Kawczynski will be on display from Jan. 13 to Feb. 24. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. Earth: A juried discovery exhibition for new and emerging artists Jan. 8-Feb. 2. Opening reception and awards presentation: Tuesday,

Jan. 8, 7-9 p.m. Poetry Meets Art — a reading of poetry inspired by the exhibition: Sunday, Jan. 7, 2 p.m. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-9257292 or silkpurse.ca. Above and Beyond: My Artist’s Corner, a collective of artists living with mental health issues, will exhibit their work that explores the theme of galaxy from Jan. 8 to 20. Opening reception: Tuesday, Jan. 8, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 1432 Rupert St., North Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604-770-2545 or originals@emmarts.ca. Works on Paper will run until Jan. 17. Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9225510 or starfireattheferries.com. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-986-1911, local 2053. See more page 20

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Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604-209-1197 or 195studios. ca. First Saturdays: Community artists will open their studios the first Saturday of every month, noon-5 p.m. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or tartooful. com. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. Changing Time — West Vancouver Then and Now: An exhibition of photographs from the library’s digital collection will juxtapose historical images with modern renditions will run until Jan. 4. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. Art in the Hall: Mixed media works by Eric Goldstein will be on display until Jan. 4. CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou.ca/ nscucentre. Cap Classics — Young Artist Concert: A free

recital with pianist Jocelyn Lai Friday, Jan. 11 at 11:45 a.m. Cap Classics — The Cloud Bell Ensemble: Traditional Chinese and Japanese solo and duo repertoire plus trio works Friday, Jan. 18 at 11:45 a.m. Free. Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-558-0928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Tickets: capilanou. ca/nscucentre or at the door. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. Close Up at the Meek: Mark Fewer and John Novacek will perform Friday, Jan. 18 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. Perchance to Dreame — The Golden Age of English Music: Charles Daniels, tenor and Susie Napper and Margaret Little, violas da gamba will perform Sunday, Jan. 20 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: lynnvalleychurch. com. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Admission by suggested donation of $10. The third Friday of each month, youth are invited for dinner and the show for $15 with tickets purchased by 5 p.m. See more page 22


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CALENDAR From page 20 Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre. org or 604-990-3474. Jazz at Presentation House Studio: A weekly series embracing the full spectrum

concert inspired by the current exhibition “Above and Beyond” Thursday, Jan. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Pianist Karen Lee-Morlang will perform a concert of entertaining and engaging music Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12.

of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-9257292 or silkpurse.ca. Music for Art: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform a

Not Four Pianos: Violinist Keith Lawrence will present the first in a series of three concerts highlighting piano quartets Thursday, Jan. 31 at 10:30 a.m. He will be accompanied by pianist Stephen Smith, violist Mark Luchkow, cellist Laura McPheeter and more. Tickets:

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West Vancouver Centennial Celebrations

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Message from the Mayor

2012 has been a great year for West Vancouver!

Our 100th birthday kicked off in March with centennial celebrations at the Library and continued through the year with festivals and events that brought our community together. The sun came out just in time for our June 2 centennial-themed Community Day – it was a wonderful day of song, dance, art and celebration of how far our community has come since those first clusters of cottages 100 years ago.

Mayor and Council celebrate at Ambleside Park on June 2.

For two weeks in June, the 100 Years/100 Artists Exhibit at the Ferry Building Gallery challenged talented artists with creating canvases that encapsulated the past and present of our community. Our annual

Birthday Celebration Birthday crafting at the Library

The Eagle Song Dancers begin the festivities.

West Vancouver Historical Society created the book “Cottages to Community” as a special way to celebrate the 100th anniversary. The community signs a giant birthday card. PHOTOS BY:

Harmony Arts Festival also paid homage to the past 100 years and was another resounding success. We even found a way to celebrate our centennial at this year’s Dundarave Festival of Lights by decorating a centennial Christmas tree. 2012 truly has been a year worthy of celebration. Looking ahead, we have many exciting initiatives planned and opportunities for the community to get involved in 2013. Remember, ours is a story still being written, and our centennial celebrations were only the beginning. Mayor Michael Smith

Turning 100 on March 15 called for celebration at the Memorial Library.

West Vancouver resident Ed Richardson is 102 years young.

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Centennial Community Day

From Horseshoe Bay to Ambleside Park, Centennial Community Day was a waterfront celebration presented by British Pacific Properties and Park Royal.

Masters’ Mile Race is a highlight of Centennial Community Day. Colin James takes the main stage.

Fred Penner takes the stage singing his classic children’s tunes.

Birthday cupcakes at Hollyburn Elementary.

May Pole Dancing at Hollyburn Elementary.

AJ Woodworth performs on the Horseshoe Bay Stage. Sewell’s Marina Sea Safari speeds through West Vancouver’s waters.

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Centennial Community Day

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Harmony Arts Festival

The Harmony Arts Festival, presented by Odlum Brown Limited, celebrates visual, performing, and culinary arts. Showcasing the arts, the 10 day festival lights up the waterfront.

Best of the West, sponsored by Park Royal, brings the culinary arts to the pier. The sun is shining and the crowds are shaking as Locarno performs on the WVCF Main Stage.

Dal Richards returns with another soulful performance sponsored by Hollyburn House.

Everyone gets a glow stick at Youth Rock sponsored by Coast Capital.

Crowd favorite Bobs & Lolo get the kids cheering for more.

Ceramics, jewellery, fashion, photography and more at the Art Market, sponsored by Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism.

Fred Lee and Joshua McVeity enjoy a glass of wine on the pier during Best of the West.

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Ticket sales at the Grosvenor Waterfront Lounge were handled smooth as silk thanks to these cheery volunteers.

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Sometimes you just need two saxophones to get the party started.

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Strolling through the Art Market.

Hula dancers get the crowds swaying.

The Grosvenor Waterfront Lounge is packed with Adam Woodall fans as the sun sets.

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A29

100 Years, 100 Artists

Celebrating Centennial and the Ferry Building’s 100th birthday, the exhibit showcased West Vancouver themed works of 100 artists, each using the same size canvas.

Local artist and exhibitor Alfonso Tejada.

Charlotte Evans, exhibiting artist Aiden FisherLang and Abegael Fisher-Lang

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Robert and Marieke Burgers with exhibiting artists Bobbie Burgers (middle).

An artistic celebration of West Vancouver’s Centennial & the Ferry Building’s 100th birthday.

Featuring the traditional Coho Swim & salmon barbecue, this environmental stewardship celebration created zero waste...everything was recycled! Finishing the Coho Swim. Maya McMartin and Robyn Westcot help out.

Councillor Soprovich and Chamber of Commerce President Gabrielle Loren barbecue salmon.

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Pumpkin Fest

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The hard work of committee and youth volunteers made the festival a big success.

A costumed pet and owner meet the vet. Creative (and tasty!) cookie decorating.

Festival visitors were welcomed at the north pumpkin patch.

Youth rocked the conga line.

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Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A31

Civic Reception

The West Vancouver Memorial Library hosted this event in October to honour the many contributions of volunteers to our community.

Christine Banham from Port Metro Vancouver Waterfront Liaison Committee and Memorial Library’s Jenny Benedict.

Barbara Collins and Eleanor Reemeyeer celebrate with Wendy Bain of Friends of the Ferry Building Gallery.

Mayor Michael Smith with Ian Ritchie, Xwalacktun and Anne Russell.

Museum Book Launch

The West Vancouver Museum proudly produced a book published by Douglas & McIntyre which coincided with an exhibition featuring the works of Selwyn Pullan.

The pictures speak a thousand words. Exhibit visitors enjoy the many photos on display at the Museum.

Scott McIntyre from Douglas & McIntyre speaks at the Opening Reception and book launch.

Greg Bellerby and Barry Downs enjoy the book launch.

Image of book cover showcases Gerson Residence by Selwyn Pullan.

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Remembrance Day Everyone came out to honour veterans and members of the Canadian Armed Forces with a parade and laying of wreaths.

West Vancouver takes a moment of silence.

Members of West Vancouver Fire & Rescue march.

Mayor Michael Smith helps Memorial Cross Mother Shirley Coates lay a wreath in memory of all mothers who have lost children in our wars.

Dundarave Festival of Lights

Music and lights fill Dundarave Beach for a month! The community comes together to raise funds for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society.

Christmas lights create a festive addition to the view of English Bay.

More than 100 trees are sponsored by local businesses, schools and community groups to combat homelessness.

Council’s tree featured Centennial decorations and historical photos.

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Then Now

Learn more about West Vancouver’s historical milestones, visit these & other interpretive panels along the Seawalk.

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When West Vancouver was young, the only way to Vancouver was by boat. For years, there was no ferry service, crossing meant flagging down any vessel passing by. That changed in 1909, when John Lawson established ferry service from the foot of 17th Street to Vancouver.

In 1888, John Canessa bought Eagle Island for $37.50. He moved his wife and five children from Jericho Beach to their new home, named it Canessa’s Place, and by 1890 was operating Canessa Fish Smokehouse on the island.

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Located in Ambleside Landing, the Ferry Building Gallery displays the best in North Shore art, but it didn’t always. In 1912, the building was the terminal building for West Vancouver’s ferry service to Vancouver. In 1947, after the Lions’ Gate Bridge opened, ferries became obsolete. For years the building was used for Blue Bus offices and storage. Then on May 5, 1990, the Ferry Building became an art gallery.

The West Vancouver Memorial Library is a place of tranquillity to enjoy a cup of coffee while reading. It’s a gathering place for members of the community, and a showcase for local artists. That’s what WWII veterans envisioned when the Library was created the community’s monument to the 72 men who lost their lives fighting for our country.

Ambleside Pier: 1102.WVA.RAH

By 1912, it was clear that the operation was unprofitable, so Lawson sold it to the new District of West Vancouver for $6,000. In 1913, a new terminal and pier were built at the foot of 14th Street, but after the Lions’ Gate Bridge was built in 1947, the pier lost its purpose. On May 5 1990, a new pier, re-built with the assistance of Provincial grants, was unveiled. Today, it is a great place to fish with friends or just take in the view. It still connects people, as it did in the past.

Eagle Island: 1879.1.WVA.RAH

By the 1930s, there were a dozen cottages but no permanent residents, until after World War II when Fred and Margaret Russell decided to make it their home. In those days, people could walk to the mainland through the muck at low tide. In the 1960s and 70s, a hand powered cable ferry - the smallest in the world - was used. In 2008, the island’s 65 residents rejected a proposal to build a bridge to the mainland, preferring to keep only boat access. Since the 1800s, Eagle Islanders have always chosen to live where they do because it is cut off. Its appeal is largely in its isolation.

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Designated a heritage building in 1987, the building was typical turn-of-the-century style: gabled roof, return hip eaves, and rafter ends with scroll patterns. The exterior has been restored and the interior redesigned. As the region develops from a seashore village to a thriving municipality, gallery visitors experience West Vancouver’s growing reputation for excellence in the arts.

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The stained glass window was donated by the sister of a soldier who died in WWI. Commissioned by the soldier’s father, Vancouver Art Gallery founder Henry Stone, in honour of his son, it was created by master craftsman John Henry Dearle. By 1957, the West Vancouver Memorial Library was the busiest library in North America, with over 20,000 books circulating each year. Today, it attracts nearly 43,000 visitors each month, and circulates over 1 million items annually.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

High fashion hits local ski hills

Skinny pants, colour blocking popular looks on the slopes Annie Ellison newsroom@nsnews.com

THE term “high fashion” has taken on a whole new meaning thanks to skiers and boarders heading up the North Shore mountains this winter.

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The 2012-2013 season is off to a big start with early snowfalls blanketing Grouse, Cypress and Seymour. Outerwear for skiers and snowboarders is always reinventing itself and styles range from bunny-hill newbie to park-rat hipster; hard-core racer to extreme backcountry rider. Snowboard outerwear has done a complete 360 from the days of baggy clothing, says Casey Nicholson, a buyer at North Shore Ski and Board. A look at American Olympian Shaun White — a rock star in the snowboarding world — reveals that skinnycut pants and long slim jackets are very much on trend. “It’s not the snowboarders dressing like gangsters anymore, it’s the skiers,” says Nicholson, noting skiers are still leaning towards the baggy look. Once you’ve decided how bold you want to go with pants, it’s on to choosing the right jacket. For most people on the mountain, choosing a jacket from a ski or snowboard brand is irrelevant, says Nicholson. On the North Shore, the most important feature is waterproofing and a powder skirt that prevents snow from coming up into the jacket on wet or snowy days. But technically sound garments don’t come cheap. A top-of-the-line women’s Burton jacket costs $539, but comes with Gore-Tex,

insulation, vents, detailing, a removable powder skirt and “finger panties,” a glove-like layer at the end of the jacket’s sleeves. Colour-blocking and using colour pops with bright neons in details like zippers and cuffs is a popular look from the last few seasons that is still going strong. Whether considering a bright plaid or polka dot jacket, think carefully. “Patterns are hit or miss,” says Nicholson. For the non-freestyle skier, Spyder and Descente brands are still on top of the world, says Cameron Wardell of Swiss Sports Haus in West Vancouver. Generally women prefer a tailored coat a la Helly Hansen and are looking for four-way stretch, form-fitting and waterproof pants, says Wardell. “Women want yoga pants, except they’re ski pants,” says Wardell. Descente clears a $300 price point among most women who ski recreationally, says Wardell. Freestyle skier Mike Apps, who considers himself on the frontier of slope couture, says the bright poppy look is passé. “We’ve gone through a transition from the colours or ‘Skittles look’ to more solid basic earth colours,” he says. It has been a slow progression from the baggy “gangster” outwear look but the “hesh” or “gypsy” look is gaining popularity this year, he says. “It started off as more a mixture of tight pants, ponchos or flannels, powder beards and whatever other garbage people could mix in there,” says Apps. “Your typical Seymour skeezebag look,” he says. Freestyle riders take their outerwear looks very seriously, he adds.

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says Apps. Whether we like it or not, fashion-related decisions label a skier or snowboarder as a weekend warrior, snow bunny or hardcore rider, he says. “The mentality is if you dress a certain way you probably ride a certain way. So the more current with the trends you are the better you must be at skiing or snowboarding. People who don’t care about their image must not be as involved with the sport and therefore are not as cool,” says Apps, who admits that people go overboard. His favorite thing to see in the terrain park is a person with non-descript style “throwing down” and going big. “Really what you wear should have nothing to do with skill level, but everyone assumes they should go hand in hand.” Esthetics aside, developments in ski equipment are drawing people back to the sport in droves. “The rocker has made our world so much easier,” says North Shore Ski and Board owner Brett Williams. Rocker is the curve of the ski from tip to tail which allows riders to get all the advantages of more ski without having to maneuver as much edge. This means most skiers can take on terrain and snow conditions that were historically only for the most technically apt. Five years ago, people switching back from snowboarding were going to park skis because of the then-revolutionary twin tip. But now it’s not just daredevils and punk skiers crossing over. “Skis have changed so much and have become so much more fun to ski on that there’s no reason not to,” says Wardell. “Across the board they’re switching back because it’s time.” A new pair of mountain skis without bindings will cost between $500 to $1,100. Almost all of this season’s skis are fat with a good tight curve radius. “It’s all about fatter, fatter, fatter,” says Williams. The added surface area means some skis are featuring snowboard-inspired graphics, says Williams. As for size, Williams says the classification “women’s skis” is a misnomer. Anyone who is 140 pounds or lighter should definitely be on women’s skis. “They should call it a lighter person’s ski,” says Williams, although he admits some of the graphics are “a bit too flowery” for most men. There are dozens of different factors to

consider when selecting boots, but the best boot is simply the one that fits your foot, says Wardell. K2 Skis recently came out with Full Tilt boots. They feature a floating ribbed tongue (like the flexible part of a drinking straw) instead of the usual hard plastic overlap and scream ’80s. They also come with removable covers that can give the boot different looks, such as that of a basketball shoe or a work boot. “They just re-market with new colours and kids have been eating them up,” says Apps. For $650, Apps says “they’re not worth the hype.” There is also a trend toward “slack country boots,” which have a small buckle in the back that can be flipped up to hike mode, allowing the boot to pivot both ways for backcountry trekking. Bigger skis and added rocker have opened up the backcountry to many skiers because they can ski powder more easily, which means these boots will only get more popular, says Williams. Snowboards still employ the flying V rocker system, but the technology has not changed as drastically as with skiing. Longer, stiffer boards are better for charging big mountain while shorter, lighter boards with lots of flex are ideal for riding in the park. The latest technical trend for snowboarders is to mount bindings on canting plates. This way, riders can mount a wide stance, but the plates allow the knees to tilt in, making it more comfortable to hold a wide, cowboy-like stance that is better for sliding rails and landing big airs. The days of laces on snowboard boots are all but gone. Almost every boot this season has speedzone tightening systems involving either dials or quickdraws. “No one knows how to tie a bow any more,” says Williams. Helmets are mandatory for all riders in the terrain parks at Grouse, Cypress and Seymour. Most helmets feature a small, non-detachable brim. By a landslide, the most popular helmets are Smith (for skiers) and Bern (for either), which both have toned-down, subtly peaked brims. Trying to decide whether to put your goggles over or under? The under the helmet look will be around for at least a few more seasons, says Apps. The trend in goggles echoes that of skis — bigger is better. Smith, Oakley and Scott all make OTG goggles with softened sides to fit over eyeglasses.


Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A37

TELEVISION

Joytv targetting new ‘old demographic’

Founder Moses Znaimer launches national network via Bell Satellite Tom Zillich Contributing Writer

MOSES Znaimer is bringing some zip to the Boomer-focused programming of the Lower Mainland’s Joytv10 television station. The Toronto-based media pioneer, best known for launching MuchMusic and Citytv, spent the day at the station’s Surrey studios in November to meet with staff. Znaimer’s trip to the West Coast also involved preparations for the launch of national distribution of Joytv10 programs via Bell Satellite. As of Nov. 29 two million additional homes in Canada have had access to the “familyfriendly, culturally diverse” shows for which the station is known — everything from The Simpsons and Heartland to oldies I Love Lucy and The Mary Tyler Moore Show, plus weekend offerings that explore the world’s faiths and spiritual traditions. “It’ll be kind of a super-station that will be conceived in this hybrid way, as a combination of multi-faith, multicultural and local content,” Znaimer says. Joy, known as an “over-the-air” TV station, was acquired in 2009 by Znaimer’s ZoomerMedia company as part a deal to own and operate VisionTV. “I’ve begun to implement my plan with Joy — I’ve turned my attention to it to spiff it up and make it a more watchable experience,” Znaimer says. Among the first initiatives, videographers have been hired to cover local events for Joytv10, including many in ethnocultural communities, he says. As part of the ZoomerMedia family, Joytv10 has a sister station in Winnipeg known as Joytv11. ZoomerMedia was founded in 2008 by Znaimer as “Canada’s only diversified multi-media company uniquely devoted to creating information, entertainment and experiences to serve the world’s largest and most affluent generation”: those age 45 and older. ZoomerMedia’s holdings include TV and radio stations, a magazine, consumer shows and “affinity programs” with Canadian Association of Retired Persons, a Canada-wide association involving people of that older demographic. The company name combines the words “Boomer,” as in Baby Boomer, and “zip.” “I felt I had to coin this new word,” he says. “I’ve written a couple of good slogans in my day, but I’ve never seen anything be so quickly absorbed into the language. It is a ‘Kleenex’ word and people use it freely and know exactly

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FILM

Les Miz packs powerful punch onscreen

■ Les Misérables. Directed by Tom Hooper. Starring Hugh Jackman, Russell Crowe, Anne Hathaway, Amanda Seyfried and Eddie Redmayne. Rating: 8 (out of 10)

Julie Crawford Contributing Writer

OPINION about the new big-screen Les Misérables adaptation is likely to be divided into two camps: those fans and repeat attendees of the stage productions who will find the whole concept blasphemous, and those who respect the innovation employed to renew a beloved tale. Get ready to pick sides.

Victor Hugo’s story about Jean Valjean (Hugh Jackman), the man sent to prison for 19 years for stealing a loaf of bread, is brought to life like never before under the direction of Tom Hooper (The King’s Speech). The actors all sing live during their scenes: no dubbing afterward in the safety of the studio. Which is why they should hand the Best Actress statuette to Anne Hathaway right now, based on her turn as Fantine. Hathaway is shockingly shorn after being kicked out of Valjean’s factory, and suffers her first sex transaction in the bowels of a wrecked ship (parents, keep this scene in mind when considering bringing children to see the film). But the film’s early “I Had A Dream” scene, shows the best of Hooper’s technique: we see the tears and torment close up, something the audience just doesn’t experience in the theatre, especially those of us who can’t afford front-row seats. For those few who don’t know the story, Fantine’s daughter (played by Isabelle Allen as a child, and Amanda Seyfried as an adult) is first sent to live with the Thenardiers (Sacha Baron Cohen and Helena Bonham Carter), innkeepers who take Fantine’s money but work little Cosette like Cinderella. Her fortunes improve considerably when Jean Valjean honours Fantine’s death-bed plea to take care of the girl, but they are always on the run from Police Inspector Javert (Russell Crowe), who can’t forget the prisoner who broke parole. Ah yes, Russell Crowe. The Gladiator star is no stranger to the mic, having been the front-man for several Australian rock bands. See Role page 42

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A40 - North Shore News - Friday, December 28, 2012

Paul Rudd’s boyish appeal seals the deal

■ This Is 40. Directed by Judd Apatpow. Starring Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann.

Julie Crawford Contributing Writer

AT a recent girls’ night I attended, the conversation turned (as it inevitably does, fellas) to the topic of “who would you be most likely to leave your spouse for?” The answer wasn’t Denzel Washington, with his ability to fly planes upside down, or Channing Tatum — reigning Sexiest Man Alive — with his Magic Mike physical prowess. It was Paul Rudd who prompted the moms in the room to declare that they’d leave their children waving goodbye at the curb, should Mr. Rudd make an indecent proposal. He’s an unlikely choice, given some of his unsexy roles: in Role Models Rudd played a buttoned-up energy drink rep. In Dinner For Schmucks he was a corporate climber. His character in I Love You, Man was so milquetoast that his fiancée forced him to actively “date” men to find potential drinking buddies. He’s a veritable geriatric by Hollywood standards, at the age of 43. And other than a flash or two in Wanderlust, have we even seen his abs? We get more than we all bargained for in This Is 40, starring Rudd and Leslie Mann as Pete and Debbie, a couple crossing the great 40th-birthday divide, but stuck in a rut. At one point in the film Rudd is pantless and spread-eagled with a compact mirror in hand, and asking his wife for a diagnosis. “Can we just keep a small shred of mystery in our relationship?” begs Debbie. Written and directed by Judd Apatow, This Is 40 is a loose follow-up to 2007’s Knocked Up, which featured Debbie and Pete giving relationship advice to a pregnant-and-single Katherine Heigl. Pete loses his job and is looking for new direction but instead spends a lot of time in the bathroom, avoiding his wife and kids (played again by the real-life Apatow girls). Debbie piles on the fitness classes — led by Knocked Up alum Jason Segel — and makes a grocery list of all the things their family needs to fix in their relationships. It’s a three-week peek into the life of an American couple See Graham page 42

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FIVE years after writer/director Judd Apatow introduced us to Pete and Debbie in Knocked Up, Paul Rudd and Leslie Mann reprise their roles as a husband and wife both approaching a milestone meltdown in This Is 40, an unfiltered, comedic look inside the life of an American family.

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Free Plunge Registration Food & Refreshments Live Music with “Gary Comeau m & the Voodoo Allstars”

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NEW! PLEDGES FOR PLUNGING!

Penguin Plunge Pledge proceeds support the Seymour Art Gallery. Pick up a pledge form at Deep Cove Outdoors or LaLa’s and they will pledge you $5! Forms also available at Seymour Art Gallery and online at www.deepcovekayak.com 12:30-3:00pm PLUNGE PROMPTLY at 2:00pm

We gratefully acknowledge the financial support of the City of North Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver, through The Arts Office. This event is smoke free.

Pledge Proceeds raised go to the Seymour Art Gallery Share YOUR Penguin Plunge Stories... who, what, when, WHY!!! Go to www.deepcovekayak.com to share your story

For further information call: 604-838-2046 or visit www. deepcovekayak.com


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CALENDAR From page 22 Henry and Alice — Into the Wild: A couple is forced to examine their relationship in this comedy about camping Wednesday, Jan. 10-12 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $43/39/$24. Rockridge Secondary: 5350 Headland Drive, West Vancouver. Backstory: See what happens when the characters of this student production are brave enough to admit they have a backstory Jan. 12-15 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. St. Martin’s Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Knight Fever: An Arthurian panto production Jan. 17-19 and 2426 at 7: 30 p.m. with matinees Jan. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Admission: $17/$13/$10. Tickets: 604-767-0665.

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NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

NORTH Vancouver musicians Craig Northey and Colin James were part of a large ensemble cast that paid tribute to Joe Strummer and the Clash at the Electric Owl on Sunday, Dec. 23. Vancouver Calling featured Steve Dawson and his Black Hen band backing up local musicians performing some of their favourite Clash tunes. Go to nsnews.com for more photos from the special night.

Graham Parker and the Rumour make cameo From page 40

who are tackling the big issues: sex, parenting, meddling parents (John Lithgow plays hers; Albert Brooks plays his) and joblessness. Apatow admits to mining his own marriage to Mann for material (but doesn’t fess up to doing acrobatics with a compact mirror). Chris O’Dowd, Melissa McCarthy and Annie Mumolo, all from Bridesmaids, get into the mix. But that’s not the only reunion in the film: Graham Parker gets together with his band Graham

Parker and the Rumour after 30 years apart. Onscreen, getting the band to sign on for another record is the Hail Mary that saves Pete’s career. Apatow’s brand of raunchy humour earned Knocked Up almost $300 million worldwide and a spot on the American Film Institute’s Top Ten Films of the Year. But can the director parlay the awkward moments in his own marriage into box office success? Apatow and producers are counting on the boyish charm and culde-sac cachet of Paul Rudd to seal the deal.

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. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-1115 or info@legion118.com. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. See more page 43

Role of Javert beyond Crowe’s vocal range From page 38

But the role of Javert is clearly beyond his range as a singer, and his “Stars” will have shower-stall Javerts running for the exits. But somehow we root for him anyway, surrounded as he is with people better equipped to belt out the big notes.

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Romance enters the frame as the revolutionary Marius (Eddie Redmayne of My Week With Marilyn) gets a glimpse of Cosette. The long-suffering Eponine (Samantha Barks) can only look on as the romance blooms, torture made worse when she recognizes Cosette as the girl her parents abused years previous. Barks’ shining moment comes in the pouring rain, pouring out her soul in another great Les Mis tearjerker, “On My Own.” There’s a new song, too: “Suddenly” bridges the gap between Valjean the parolee and Valjean the new father. Jackman is a theatre veteran, but often seems to be singing at the top of his range; ditto Seyfried, who starred in Mama Mia alongside Meryl Streep. That film was full of nonsingers (hello Pierce Brosnan!) but didn’t receive the same criticism as Les Misérables’ stars surely will. Sets are fantastic, though we don’t have time to linger long. Theatre-goers are used to sitting and staring at the same stage craft for long periods of time; some of the scene changes feel a little abrupt, as does some of the camerawork, in that haste to capture actors’ emotions as they scuttle through sewers and clamber up barricades. But none of this fully dilutes the power of the picture, which conveys the age-old themes of forgiveness, justice, love and doubt. And no one can argue with the film’s ultimate holiday message, that “to love another person is to see the face of God.”


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CALENDAR From page 42 DJs spin classic dance music from the 80’s, 90’s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 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: 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. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver.

The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery.com. How to Look at and Understand Great Art: A foundation course on film presented by art historian Sharon Latchaw Hirsh that covers colour, line perspective, composition, shape, symbols, point of view, light and texture Mondays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $15 for all three lectures if registered or $8 for drop-in. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a moderated informal public discussion Wednesday, Jan. 9 at 7 p.m. Topic: A review of the Ministry of Education’s consideration of revising the K-12 curriculum. Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 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.

Znaimer returning to West Coast for the ZoomerShow

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through peace. All those things lead to extra life. “We finally have achieved what people have been seeking — longer life — and instead of clapping hands, we have people giving this false portrayal of streets clogged with frail, decrepit, destitute old people who will break the national bank. It’s bizarre to me.” Znaimer, who calls himself “the prophet of this new old demographic,” says the philosophy behind CARP clicked with him the night he launched MuchMusic, in 1984. “I remember thinking, ‘Well, what happens in 10 years? What happens in 20 or 30 years? Can you run a rock station at age 60?. I’m still with my gang, but the culture got stuck, the ads got stuck and the politicians got stuck.” Znaimer intends to return to Vancouver next February for the annual ZoomerShow, billed as the largest consumer/ lifestyle expo for the 45-plus crowd. tzillich@thenownewspaper.com

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AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

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

BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys

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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

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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., W. 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 Salmon House

The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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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

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

Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle

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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

The Observatory

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An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403

BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$

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

CHINESE

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1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913

GREEK $$

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\

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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

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

PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

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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

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

Village Tap House

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

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

Classic French cuisine served in an elegant and graceful setting. For over 34 years, Chez Michel has treated guests to only the best. Traditional seafood and meat entrees, dressed in rich, tempting sauces, are specially featured alongside a superb selection of wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront view helps complete your lunch or dinner experience.

Kypriaki Taverna

WIFI

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

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

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

THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant

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

WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel

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

WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill

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


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Ursula Forrestal leaves behind rich memories of a life lived with passion, devotion, and service. Born in Stoke-on-Trent, England, Ursula attended the School of St. Mary and St. Anne at Abbot’s Bromley. She trained as a nurse but never pursued this as a career, choosing instead to see the world beyond the shores of Great Britain. She arrived by ship at Halifax in 1960, stayed with relatives in Montreal, then made her way across the country to Vancouver, where a crisis of missing luggage at the old CPR Station in Gastown facilitated the introduction of her white knight, George. By fortune a few weeks later they met again on Robson St and had their first date at a Bavarian Schnitzel house. They married in England in 1963, and moved around, living in Colorado, California, and Mexico before returning, this time to North Vancouver, where they remained for many happy years of family and working life. Ursula was in the vanguard of aerobic fitness instructors in the early 1980s: at William Griffin Recreation Centre, Ursula taught aerobics, swimming, aquacize, and then in later years, was front desk cashier. Her wonderful friends and former staffers at “the pool” were a much appreciated source of support during her illness, as were her colleagues in the North Shore Writers Association, and the many people she touched through her years of volunteer work with the Canadian Cancer Society. Her family will especially remember summer afternoons at Third Beach and Ambleside, walking the family cocker spaniel up the Capilano river trail, listening to her create music playlists (on cassette tape!) for her aerobics classes, camping on Orcas Island, her delicious “health sandwiches”, her sparkling laugh, and her picture-perfect smile. Aside from her family and friends, her garden and her volunteer work, Ursula’s passion in retirement was creative short fiction, and she dove into writing with the same vigour she brought to all her life’s pursuits. She published several pieces and was writing until she could no longer physically do so. She also produced a personal memoir that will forever be treasured by her family. Ursula left us peacefully at her daughter’s home on Bowen Island, with her daughter Amanda and son Stefan at her side. She also leaves her husband George, son-in-law Craig, and grandchildren Daniel and Sadie, and will also be missed by her brother Roger Pitts(Cecelia), brother-in-law Michael Rumney, nephew Paul Carter-Johnson (Teresa) as well as by the many dear friends and neighbours on the North Shore where Ursula lived for more than 40 years. Ursula’s family wants to thank the Vancouver Coastal Health Community Nurses of the West and North-West Teams and the caregivers from Living Well Home Care Services for their wonderful and compassionate support, especially during the final four months of palliative care for the cancer that finally ended her life. A gathering to remember Ursula will be held on Sunday, January 13, 2013 at 10:30 a.m. in the Welsh Hall of the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

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Sept. 9, 1963 – Dec. 22, 1992. Sardi enjoyed her adventure living the life. She was raised in the West Vancouver bubble of the 60s & 70s, then schooled and nursed in places like Kamloops, Inuvik, Tuk, VGH, Calgary and others. She loved her local and vacation travel and began an impressive list of journeys. Taken in her prime, she is sadly missed by her family - including all those many nephews and nieces she never met. She is missed also by the many dear friends she gathered on her short journey. Her ashes rest on Marshall Ridge. Pictured here with another missed family member, Solo.

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ROBOTHAM - Stanley L. 1933 - 2012

Stanley passed away peacefully on December 18th. He is survived by his wife Marilyn, daughters Esther (Colin), Lori (Todd), son David (Cathy), granddaughter Chelsea, and Teresa (Ron), Steve (Teri). We would like to thank Dr. Leon Bard and the incredible compassionate staff at the Kiwanis Care Centre. He could not have received better care. Celebration of Life will be held at a later date.

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DARTNELL, Marion Waldron Unexpectedly passed into the presence of her Lord and Saviour, Jesus Christ, and was reunited with her beloved Ernie on Thursday, December 6th, 2012. While in fragile health for many years, Marion was feeling well and looking forward to spending Christmas with her family. She will be greatly missed by her daughters and sons-in-law, Donna & Loren Cleven, Adele & Niles Spiro and Marion-Ruth & Dan MacKay; seven grandchildren, Coleen (Matthew) Turner, Kathryn Cleven, Jay (Sarah), Scott (Brie) and Marie Spiro, and Cameron and Marion “Marnie” MacKay; two great- grandchildren, Hunter and Milli; her brothers and sisters in-law, Reg & Doreen Dartnell and Bert & June Dartnell as well as cousins, nieces, nephews and close friends. She was predeceased by her husband of 59 years in 2007. Marion was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba to David and Jean Bell and lived there until 1963 when she and Ernie moved their family to North Vancouver. She shaped all of our lives with her faith in God, her commitment to her husband, especially during the last hard years of his life, her unconditional love for her family and her generosity, hospitality and kindness to everyone she met. Many thanks to Dr. Peter Richards for his friendship and care of Marion over the past 33 years. A family burial has taken place and a Memorial Service is planned for Saturday, JANUARY 19th, 2013, at Hillside Baptist Church, 870 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, at 2:00 p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made in her memory to Young Life Canada/Scott Spiro; Daybreak Point Bible Camp; or The Gideons/Canada.

EPPLE, Martha Maria Sept. 7, 1921 Dec. 19, 2012

Martha passed away quietly on December 19, 2012 in Lions Gate Hospital after a brief illness with her son and daughter in law by her side. Martha was born in Stuttgart, Germany and immigrated with her husband and son to Canada in 1955. She resided in North Vancouver from 1958 to 1984 when she moved to Langley. In 1986 she moved back to North Vancouver where her husband Adolf passed away in Lions Gate Hospital in 1991. As she loved gardening she did some of the gardening around the condo where she resided. She will be sadly missed by her family, friends, and all that knew her. Martha is survived by her family, son Dieter Munz, Daughter-in-Law Jan and grandchildren, Cindy Munz (North Vancouver), Wendy Geiger and husband Charlie (of Germany), Teresa Torchia and husband Gabe and great grandson Joey (of Kamloops). “Thank you” to the doctors and nurses at Lions Gate Hospital for the wonderful care you gave mother in her short stay with you. Family and friends are invited to services at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Saturday December 29, 2012 at 2 pm.

WELSH, Patrick Joseph (Pat) Nov 21, 1931-Dec 18, 2012 Passed away peacefully at home with family at his side. Survived by wife of 40 years, Shirley, sons Anthony, Patrick. He also leaves behind sister Anne (Joe) brothers Ben (Betty) Joe (Bernie) in Scotland. He was a loving husband, father, brother, friend. A funeral Mass will take place at St. Edmund’s Catholic Church, 545 Mahon Ave., N. Van., BC at 11:00 am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated. Many thanks to BC Cancer Clinic and North Shore Community Care for your kindness and support.

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April 4, 1919 - Dec. 20, 2012 The family wishes to notify his friends of the death of Kenneth M. Winters at the Kiwanis Care Center in North Vancouver, British Columbia at the age of 93. He succumbed following several years of progressive kidney failure. Before moving to British Columbia, Ken was a long-time resident of Cornwall, Ontario where he raised his family. He was a master machinist at the Domtar fine paper mill in Cornwall for many years until his retirement. A skillful card player, he always enjoyed a game of cribbage, euchre, or bridge. After moving to North Vancouver, Ken and his late wife, Madolyn, enjoyed playing bridge together at St. Anthony’s and St. Steven’s Catholic Churches on the North Shore. Ken continued to play bridge with family and friends until kidney failure left him unable to play. Ken and Madolyn were members of the St. Steven’s congregation. His daughter and eldest child, Cheryl Ann Winters Wade, and his son, Stephen K. Winters, survive Ken, a devoted husband and father. A brother, Gladstone Winters and a sister, Gladys Bender, as well a grandson, Dr. Justin Wade and granddaughter, Julia Winters, also survive Ken. Ken will be interned next to his beloved wife in Finch, Ontario in the spring of 2013. In lieu of Flowers, the family would appreciate donations to the Kidney Foundation of Canada.

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DEVASTATED LOST Gold bracelet small heart, Keepsake. REWARD!!! North Vancouver 604-922-7664

DIAMOND EARRING, square princess cut. .575 carat, white gold. Vic of Ambleside or Park Royal. Very Sentimental,

Generous Reward. Call 604-313-7488

FOUND HOUSE key at a bus stop on 3rd and Chesterfield on a plastic Hawaiian printed key chain, around 1:45pm on Friday Dec 21st 604-649-8540 LOST - between 22nd & 25th/ Bellevue Ave, early am Dec.18: black wool jacket (wide collar/ 2snaps/ zip pockets; black dress slacks; same hanger. Please call 604-922-4917 leave message. ★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 DEC 18 womans gold gate bracelet sentimental value REWARD!!!!!! 604-802-0900 LOST PANDORA Bracelet w/charms, silver, within 4 blocks of Lions Gate Hosp or Production skytrain. Call 604-444-0799

LOST wedding ring. Lost man’s gold wedding band set with dark green B.C. jade stone. Please contact Robert 604-644-6973. FOUND - CANOE in Deep Cove tomhoskinkayak@yahoo.com

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Announcements

TOYOTA CAR KEY FOUND on 8th Street East near Lonsdale Ave.; found on December 24th email: damira@shaw.ca

3 Ways to Help Your Community Donate - Shop - Volunteer LGH Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver (604) 987-5938

Lost? Found~

in the Classifieds!

1010

LOST in Spring 1974 Gold apple charm-18k-florentine finish - in or near Lions Gate Hospital - Sentimental Value. 604-987-7050

MISSING Cat "Blackie" Black male cat with white spot on chest. Last seen Sun, Dec 23 on Glenmore Dr in the BP’s. 604-986-7067

Announcements

CHRISTMAS TREE CHIP-UP & BOTTLE DRIVE 30th Seymour Scouts

Bring your tree & returnable bottles to Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Highway & support your local Scout Jamboree fund. Chip-up by donation. Sun Dec 30, Sat Jan 5, Sun Jan 6 10am - 4pm Tree Chip-up services provided by Davey Tree Services


Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A45

2075 2010

Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

Sales • Service • We buy

604-987-7330

2015

Art & Collectibles

3507

Furniture

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

3040

Daycare Centres

Daycare Space Open Now for 3-5yrs: $695/mo. Also 1-2yrs, ECE Staff ★604-929-5799

OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver

2035

Burial Plots

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 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948

2060

For Sale Miscellaneous

AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine

$125, chairs $10-$20, mens/wom wear $5-$100 604-985-1968

NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399

Recycler

NORTH VAN FREE 1 nice computer desk, blonde wood, free for pickup 604-985-6391

2125

Tickets

Oprah Tickets, Jan 24th, 4 VIP Tickets, Meet Oprah, Floor, Row 5, $2000 each, 604-787-1175

2135

Wanted to Buy

FIREARMS

All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045

Tutoring Services

1420

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

Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H YEAR END SALE - Dry Maple, Alder, Birch.7 days wk incl Xmas/ New Years. Rod 604-985-7193

Clean Sweep?

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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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

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Cares!

EDUCATION

HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper

Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

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Dogs

Boarding

FREE Boarding for Livestock (horse, etc) 2.5 acre Fenced w/ Barn. Call: 250-552-9896

2118 OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th, North Vancouver Call: (604) 987-5938

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION !

3508 3505

Cats

BLUE NOTE Pups, Genetics/ razors edge 5 male, 1 fem, all shots, $550-$1500. 778-237-2824

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Announcements

Classified Holiday Deadlines Edition

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TOY SHNOODLES, little teddybears, full of love & devotion, Vet ✔ & shots. Looking for forever homes. 778-549-4037

Dec. 25, Dec. 26 and Jan. 1

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EMPLOYMENT 1210

Beauticians/ Barbers

TAMAN SARI Royal Heritage Spa Inc. Whistler spa requires six F/T permanent placements for Javanese spa massage & esthetician treatments (salary$15.50/hour, 30 hr/wk). Secondary school education Min. 6 months training in accredited massage programs, including Javanese massage. Min. 1 year exp. in traditional Indonesian (Javanese) Spa industry. Resumes to: jully—tamansarispa@yahoo.ca

1240

General Employment

KISA ENTERPRISES LTD. DBA Chevron is now hiring a fulltime store cashiers in our 2 locations, 2305 Lonsdale, North Van. and 3690 Westmount Rd, West Van. $10.25/hr. No experience required, must be avail for all shifts, grave yard shifts. Please drop off resume at either location.

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

778-968-4400

1250

Hotel Restaurant

★ LA CUCINA RESTAURANT ★ is looking for a F/T Dishwasher. Apply in person 1509 Marine Dr. North Van 604-986-1334

1260

Insurance

2 NEW POSITIONS OPEN 1. Personal Lines CSR - energetic sales oriented with a level 1 or 2 license. Min. 1 - 2 years’ exp. 2. Junior CSR - sales oriented. Level 1 license preferred but will train right person. We offer top wages and benefits. Email: ibiresume@shawbiz.ca

1270

Office Personnel

FULL TIME RECEPTIONIST

required for property Management company in North Vancouver. Start date of January 15th, 2013. Duties to include answering busy 8 line switchboard, data entry, mail and liaison with clients, trades and staff. Previous reception experience would be an asset. Hours are Monday to Friday, 8:30am to 4:30pm. Salary commensurate with experience. Please send resume to: resume@stratawest.com

1293

Social Services

SUNSHINE CABS Dispatcher needed for Taxi office Fax resume to 604-929-8644 gm@sunshinecabs.ca

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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

We are seeking an

ADVERTISING ACCOUNT EXECUTIVE We are looking for an experienced and driven sales professional for the role of Advertising Account Executive for The NOW in the Tri-Cities. We are one of the most established community-based organizations and are looking for people who share our passion for excellence. By utilizing your strong outside sales experience you will be responsible for providing integrated advertising solutions to local businesses, including print, digital and inserts. Your success will be measured by your ability to: • Prospect and develop new business • Exceed client expectations • Build strong relationships This position requires great attention to detail, the ability to multi-task, prioritize and work under tight timelines. We offer a great working environment, a competitive base salary and commission plan which includes an attractive benefits package. A valid BC drivers license and vehicle are required. If this sounds like the perfect fit, please email your resume and cover letter in confidence by December 31, 2012 to: Catherine Ackerman Sales and Marketing Director The NOW Newspaper cackerman@thenownews.com www.thenownews.com A division of Glacier Media Inc. We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

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6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

5505

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7005

Body Work

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

Abbotsford

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565

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Coquitlam

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633

6008-12

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553

6008-04

Burnaby

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

Langley/ Aldergrove 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

HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

6008-14

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

6008-18

6008-06

Chilliwack

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

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

6008-26

Port Moody

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642

6008-28

Richmond

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598

6008-30

Surrey

For Sale by Owner

6015

1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

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

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-02

Abbotsford

PALM DESERT: 4BDRM/3BTH 73860 White Stone Lane 4 Bdrm, 3 full baths, Pool, Spa, outdoor Grill, in center of Shadow Mountain Golf Course, large yard, 8 citrus trees, great views North & South, all amenities, remodeled with all high end appliances & high quality fixtures, 2 high efficient furnaces & air conditioners, on dead end short street with little traffic & fairways on both sides of home, selling furnished. $795,000. email: amlarson77@gmail.com

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616

S. Surrey/ White Rock

Houses - Sale

6020-12

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 seeuSELLaHOME.com id5618

Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599

Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607

Chilliwack

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-22

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

North Delta

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

PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511

6020-08 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

6020

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $565,000 Hot Price! Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

Coquitlam UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

●DIFFICULTY SELLING?●

Difficulty Making Payments?

EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

6020

6020-14

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609

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

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

To Advertise Call

604.630.3300

From the City to the Valley

604-630-3300

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL! Call Today

Houses - Sale

6020-01

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

6008-42

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

6020

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

New Westminster

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571

Farms/Ranches Sale

6020-06

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

6012

Surrey

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

Personals

604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com NEW STAFF ADDITIONS

6008-08

6008

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van

7010

Condos/ Townhouses

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

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

Legal/Public Notices

6008

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

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REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6020

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

Lots & Acreage

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

126/70 AVE 3500sf megahome 7br 6ba 2 suites rec room 7200 sf lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5644

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513

132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350

Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

Vancouver East Side

Other Areas BC

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612

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 HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611 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 $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

Recreation Property

Recreation Property

6065

Recreation Property

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541

6040

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 alanweeks@comcast.net

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

Okanagan/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

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

nsnews.com

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caret ak er, m ai nt $775/ y r, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537

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

6020-52

6065

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see uSELLaHOME.com id5556

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

6020-38

Real Estate Investment

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

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

6035 CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582

6020-36

6052

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563

Out Of Town Property

6065 INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613

Surrey

CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597

6050

Surrey

Houses - Sale

6020-34

6030

Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A47

1 BR Time Share Membership, 1 week per year in Hawaii, Royal Aloha Vacation Club incls 3 wks banked & transfer fee. $2500. 604-261-5488, www.ravc.com

Want your ad to be noticed?

Advertise in the North Shore Classifieds!

NSNews.com Call 604-998-0218

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

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A48 - North Shore News - Friday, December 28, 2012

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from 845 1 Bdrm from $1120 2 Bdrm from $1630 $

City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

2 BDRM, 2 BATH + DEN Spacious, Loft-style Condo 25 mins to Downtown 1250 sq ft 10’ ceilings, reclaimed brick wall. Very cental, located in Queensborough. Stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry, large storage room, walk-in closet / ensuite in master bedroom, hardwood floors, granite countertops. Lots of shopping, transit, other amenities nearby. Pets OK. $1,900 per month. 604 377-2016 cathyserraglio@gmail.com 1 BR & 2 BR, large, hw flrs, bright avail Jan 1, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 1 Br, $920, Avail Now Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. hardwood, gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-700-7572

1BR $860 16/St George, large, incld heat & hotwater, nr bus/ shops, no pets, ns, 778-889-4719 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Feb 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2BR $1050, Jan 1 or 15/2013. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 bdrm $1525, hw flrs, incls heat, h/water, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. np, refs, Jan 31, 778-320-1554

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1195 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

LYNN VALLEY 3 BR, 1.5 bath, h/w flrs, carpet, cat/sm dog ok, now $1375, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1325 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

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 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 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

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER Studio - $1250 1 BR - $1550 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.

1BDRM/1BATH DUNDARAVE VILLAGE Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No Pets. Available immediately.$1200/mo. For more info call 604-922-0181 or email: info@pr-insurance.ca 2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384

2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS

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

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

North Vancouver 144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

1 BR ($1300) & 2 BR ($1800), suites $1800. Available Jan 1 & Feb 1. Well maint ste with d/w. Professionally managed building close to all amenities with new fitness centre. No pets, 1 yr lease. Call 604-983-6920

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

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627

Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM & bath, $875 inc utils, shar’d ldry, ns, np, suit 1, Queensbury Keith, NOW 604-986-8443 2 BDRM , inc cable, hydo, net, $1800 mnth Ambleside close to bus 604-913-0990, 604-786-0990

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, 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

JAN 1ST, SHORT TERM Furn 1 or 2 BR apts, Lower Londs, grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082

6540

Houses - Rent

DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $1800 NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-3206

6565

Office/Retail Rent

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1200 incl utils, avail now, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1BR BSMT, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $995 incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BDRM 7 app,grnd lvl, garden new fl and bath, $1200, Lonsdale/ 29th 604-986-0513 ns/np 2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, quiet & private, inste w/d, dw, f/p, no pets, ns, nr amens, avail Jan1, $1500 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777

2BDRM Bright Gr Floor Suite Seymour area,new reno,$1400 incl.HDcable/intnet,util,hydro,lrg patio/parking/yrd,604-312-6529

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR large, nr Edgemont, 1.5 bth, 5 appls, deck by stream, fp, ns, no dogs, $1665/mo, 604-922-9400

2 BR/3BR Avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1425/mo. Call, 604-986-0511

6615

8015

Appliance Repairs

8125

Gutters

Wanted To Rent

Looking for Parking Spot to rent around 15th and Lonsdale area. Please call 778-628-1118.

@

place ads online @ NSNews.com

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

West Van Apt. Rentals

WATERFRONT LUXURY

6522

HOME SERVICES SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8055

Cleaning

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

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

8060

Concrete

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

8073

Drainage

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

8075

Drywall

A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

8080

Electrical

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232

8100

Fireplaces

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

NO HST! til Jan.15 (max. 400*) $

8130

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126

8140

Heating

Pro Gas NORTH SHORE Furnaces • Boilers • Gas fitting • Heat Pumps • Service & Installation 604-925-1341 • www.progas.ca

8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

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

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.

604-908-1469

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

MATT 604-988-4644 Licensed, Bonded & Insured

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

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

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

Renovations & Home Improvement

TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

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

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

Ny Ton Gardening Yard Clean Up, Prunning, Shrubs, Hedging, Trimming, etc. 604-782-5288

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

8185

Moving & Storage 1 to 3 Men

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

LOCAL MOVERS We offer small moves, recycling deliveries & rubbish removal at a better price. 604-770-0229, 603-3533

NO HST! til Jan.15 (max. 400*) $

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION

A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

PARK ROYAL

ROOFING & DRAINS We’ve got you covered

Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Cedar Flat Roofing Roofing •• Flat •• Asphalt Asphalt Shingles Shingles •• Roof Roof Maintenance Maintenance

604-987-ROOF (7663) AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

North West Roofing & Renovations Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913

8255

8250

Roofing

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105

Rubbish Removal

Student Works

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

Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863

Masonry

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

www.chrisdalehomes.com

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

8175

Roofing

Bill 604-298-1222

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

Seniors Discount

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

★ 24 / 7 ★ Senior’s Discount Military Discount Same Day Hot Water Tank No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca

Gutter cleaning, Fall clean up, junk removal, Xmas lights, snow clearing, odd jobs 604-657-7532

604-340-7189

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

❑ ❑ ❑ ❑ ❑

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS

8240

AFFORDABLE MOVING

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer

Plumbing

Handyperson

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

8220

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

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

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

OSZVALD’S PAINTING (1974) Int & ext painting, pressure washing, papering, taping, texturing. Res & comm 604-980-4249

8250

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

$49

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

John 778-288-8009

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

8309

Tiling

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

8315

Tree Services

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

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money

604-630-3300


Friday, December 28, 2012 - North Shore News - A49

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

9130

SANTA’S SAVINGS 08 FORD RANGER SPORT

11 YUKON DENALI XL 4x4, every option.

Auto, a/c, V6.

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

9145

Scrap Car Removal

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

STK 950700 WAS $16,900

NOW $52,420

12 CHEV SONIC LS

12 CHEV CAMARO CONVERTIBLE 2SS RS

5spd, only 16,000kms.

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 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

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993

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

9125

2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $3150. Call 604-781-2342

MIKE: 604-872-0109

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC

cont. on next page

THE SCRAPPER CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

9129

Luxury Cars

12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT

Automotive

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?” (Janis Joplin)

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

4x4, Duramax diesel, rare long box, only 51,000kms. STK 951330.

STK951110 WAS $48,900

WAS $39,900

11 CHEV TAHOE LT HYBRID

11 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2

NOW $43,890

STK 951410 WAS $46,900

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2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044 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 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

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2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961 2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

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2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

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A Toyota Tundra tows the Space Shuttle Endeavour through crowded Los Angeles streets from the airport to its final resting place at the California Science Centre, among the memorable moments in the automotive industry from the last year.

2012 Year in Review

Wild ride

YOU can almost hear the deep exhalation of relief as the entire Lower Mainland sits back in their collective easy chairs, props 2.5 million pairs of legs up on the universal coffee table and relaxes.

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Mazda MX-5 tops the best sports car list . . . again From page 51 Better yet, the Elantra is not just a value proposition, but a complete package that would suit nearly any on-road need its owner might have. It looks good enough to impress your date, but is simultaneously conservative enough to have your future father-in-law considering one. It can kick out the dubstep at ear-splitting volume, or croon along with the syrupiest of Buble treacle. It rides like a comfy sedan, but you can pack stuff in like a wagon. If I had to issue any demerits, the fuel-sipping four-cylinder does get a little over-taxed when heavily burdened. On the other hand, I did mention that it was fuel-sipping, correct? A great little car. ■ Best Actually Small Car of the Year: The Scion iQ It’s called model bloat, and it’s the reason the BMW 3-Series is now the same size as the old 5-series, the Honda Civic is as big as the old Accord, the Toyota Camry is as big as the old Avalon, and the S-Class Mercedes is approximately the dimensions of Liechtenstein. Our Small Car of the Year winner is actually more a medium-sized car by any

standard other than that of mid-’70s land-barges. It’s a nicely appointed family car, and in Europe, it would probably seat seven and tow the family caravan. For a really small car around here, you used to have to go to Smart. Not anymore though: now there’s something smarter. It’s the Scion iQ, and it’s a miracle of packaging excellence with a gutsy little engine and the turning circle of a particularly agile gnat. Yes, it’s also saddled with a wearisome Continuously Variable Transmission, but other than that, it drives exactly like some long-lost descendant of the original Mini Cooper. The iQ seats four (in a literal pinch), can be configured to fit a surprising amount of detritus, and is even well-behaved on the highway. It’s not quite as efficient as a sleeker Yaris would be, but when it comes to in-city maneuverability, it’s nearly without peer. ■ Best Sports Car of the Year. Again. For The 20th Bloody Time: The Mazda MX-5 I blush to think of the fawning review I gave the 2012 Mazda MX-5. On the other hand, every superlative

was richly deserved. “But wait!” you cry, “What of the Scion FR-S and Subaru BRZ that everybody else is calling their Sport Car of the Year?” Make no mistake, the Toyobaru twins are good little cars. They’re just not great ones. The MX-5, on the other hand, has had 23 years of honing roadster perfection. That, and Mazda did such a good job copying the best of British that you could argue the car comes with another half-century of heritage. Whatever the case, the little red roadster had the best steering, the best shifter, the best overall feel, and was the best at putting a grin on my face every single time I climbed behind the wheel. One of these days, a competing manufacturer will build something better. Just not this year. ■ Best Audio System: the Ford Mustang Boss 302 I don’t claim to be any sort of audiophile. In fact, most of the time I tune into an out-of-town FM station that doesn’t always get the best reception: not much good having a 15-speaker Bang & Olafsen premium audio system faithfully producing each snap, crackle

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and pop of atmospheric interference. Even so, there were a few standouts this year. For instance, the Fenderbranded audio system in the Volkswagen GLI (and in the GTi as well) is so powerful it can melt earwax. Fender, Schmender: it should have a Q-Tip tie-in.

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VP issues apology for comments on Twitter From page 52 exactly the sort of cacophony of information overload that the story of the Tower of Babel warns against. At its best, it’s a great way for famous people to embarrass themselves with greater speed than ever before. As head of Dodge/ Chrysler’s SRT division and vice-president of product design, Ralph Gilles already has a lot of fans for his no-nonsense approach and kickass cars: this is the guy who brought the Viper back. As the silly-season of the American presidential race reached fever pitch, Mr. Gilles took umbrage to something Donald Trump said. In response to Mr. Trump indicating Jeep production was heading overseas because of President Obama’s poor negotiation skills, Mr. Gilles

implied that the Donald was full of it. Actually, the word he used both rhymes with “it” and contains the letters “i” and “t,” but is somewhat more scatological in nature. Naturally, Ralph apologized quickly for getting so hot under the collar. As far as the rest of us are concerned, and all politics aside, he just said what everybody else has been thinking for years. ■ Best PR Stunt of the Year When it comes to sales figures, small cars and family sedans are the skirmishes: full-size pickup trucks are all-out war. At least, that’s certainly the way the Big Three pitch it to you. The Dodge Ram, the Chevy Silverado (or kissing cousin GMC Sierra), and the Ford F-150 are gladiators in a battle for your dollar, with legions of ardent

fans cheering them on. While they’re distracted, the upstart slips off with the laurels. When the Space Shuttle Endeavour finally retired, it was flown to Los Angeles airport, and from there made its way through the crowded L.A. streets to its final resting place at the California Science Centre. And, for a short part of the trip, a Toyota Tundra towed one of the most significant machines America has ever produced. Granted, much of the stunt was due to the low rolling resistance of a trick trailer, but as a PR coup, you could hardly do better. While all the other guys were showing improbable payloads of haybales, horse-trailers and partially assembled sailboats, the Toyota pulled the dang Space Shuttle. Chew on that. ■ Least Sensible Manufacturer Decision of the Year

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Island in the run-up to Christmas? I have, and I have the bite-marks to prove it. Still, you haven’t experienced Vancouver properly until you’ve smelled the produce, heard the

fishmongers cry and been jostled out of line at the Oyama sausage counter by a short, burly woman with more than a passing See Electric page 55

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Electric car does the trick during a Granville Island holiday stop From page 54 resemblance to Danny DeVito. But just try and find a parking space — you’ll be circling for hours on a weekend. Unless, that is, you have an electric car. If such is the case, as it was for yours truly with the Ford Focus EV, then sail right up in front for the best spot on the island. As an added bonus, the high-power plug-in station at the BC Hydro-sponsored spot fully charged the car for free. ■ The Poor Man’s Lamborghini for 2012 You probably can’t afford an Italian supercar. Even if you can, you might not be able to swing the insurance, or the fuel, or the maintenance, or, most costly, the speeding tickets. What you can get is the Fiat 500 Abarth, which is a bandy-legged little car with the heart of a lion. Easily one of the more fun cars I’ve driven all year, the gearshifter is vague, the seating position more tennis umpire than racing driver, and it’s alarmingly tippy. On the other hand, it’s a bit like driving around in a Yorkshire Terrier on methamphetamines: lots of yapping, plenty of fun. ■ Most Smug Drive of the Year I bumped into ex-Canuck defenseman Willie Mitchell in West Vancouver a few weeks ago — he was driving around in a white Tesla Model S, and there was little doubt he was enjoying the experience. Now playing for Los Angeles, Mr. Mitchell’s still a West Coast boy at heart, and you could tell he liked the idea of running his all-electric supersedan on clean power. He even mused on the idea of setting up a wind turbine at his place out in Tofino. The Tesla is all over the papers and magazines as the car of the year, and I have to say the praise is deserved; having had the opportunity to blast up the Sea-to-Sky in a Performance model, it’s one heck of a machine — bottled lightning. Best of all, you can hum along piously, knowing that most of your power came from clean sources (in this province anyway). ■ Worst On-Ramp of The Year Once again, the westbound Capilano on-ramp remains the most idiotic way of entering a highway I’ve ever seen. There are plenty of poorly designed on-ramps on the Upper Levels Highway (Main Street southbound onto the Trans-Canada springs to mind), but this is

the worst. Compounded by folks who will dawdle down and then stop at the last minute, blocking everyone else, it’s a hair-raising, say-three-Hail-

Marys-and-punch-it, braverytesting ordeal. I hate it. ■ The First Annual Nelson M. Muntz Schadenfreude Award Pulled over for driving

without insurance: the owner of a white Lamborghini Aventador. His complaint? He can’t afford the insurance. Issued a $500 ticket, the 22-year-old driver couldn’t

afford that either. We all felt pretty bad for the poor kid. Oh wait. Ha-ha! Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and

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