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LYNN Valley residents crammed District of North Vancouver council chamber to overﬂowing Monday night to voice their opposition to highrises and density in Lynn Valley town centre. Council voted to begin a consultation period with the community about the future of Lynn Valley Town Centre, which is one of four spots in the districts earmarked for concentrated growth over the next 20 years. Development would be intended to attract young adults with affordable housing including townhouses as well as mid-rise and highrise apartments. The consultation phase coincides with two highrise applications for the area. Both applications are in the preliminary stage. Draft plans of the development include a shopping district and a park, as well as an emphasis on pedestrian paths, but new residents may have a long walk to get to work according to Lynn Valley resident Hazen Colbert. “Where will the residents of Lynn Valley be locally employed in good quality jobs such that they can walk to work?” he asked. Colbert supported the notion of Lynn Valley serving as an economic hub, but suggested the current plan would not create high-paying jobs in the district. “Economic growth requires: one, commercial land use; two, educational See We’re page 3
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THE North Vancouver RCMP seized more than 3,700 marijuana plants from a residence in the 4600-block of Ranger Avenue on Jan. 3. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman
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The sophisticated grow-op was discovered in the basement of an occupied residence and was likely in the process of expanding, according to police. “They had room for more plants and they also had a cloning station for starter plants,” said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. The home was likely part of a criminal network, according to De Jong. “They knew what they were doing,” he said. “It wasn’t for personal use, it was obviously for proﬁt so we are conﬁdent that organized crime is involved.” Besides the cultivated setup of lights and timers, the house was also equipped See Elaborate page 3
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North Van man faces $112K U.S. medical bill Travel insurers deny claim Jeremy Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
FOR one North Vancouver resident, the price of catching pneumonia was $112,000. John Toljanich, 74, was ﬁve days from the end of a monthlong vacation in Palm Desert, Calif., when an infection inﬁltrated his lungs. “Just sprung up out of the blue,” Toljanich said. “It was quite serious, so I had to be taken by ambulance to the hospital.” He stayed in a southern California hospital for fourand-a-half days last March before being ﬂown to Lions Gate Hospital, where he made a full recovery. “I know the hospital bill alone for four and a half days was $80,000,” Toljanich said. “I had ﬁve doctors, for what reason I don’t know . . . but their bills were up around $10,000 and the ﬂight home was another $22,900.” It was Toljanich’s third trip to Palm Desert and his ﬁrst year choosing Manulife as his travel insurance provider. The company denied his claim on the grounds he misrepresented his medical history relating to a chronic bowel disorder on a questionnaire, according to Toljanich. In 2006, Toljanich went to a specialist due to bleeding around the lower colon. It was a minor problem that was cured in a week with suppositories, according to Toljanich. His doctor prescribed Asacol, a drug designed to reduce the risk of cancer, which might otherwise be elevated due to scar tissue around the bowel. The doctor described his condition as “no big deal,” according to Toljanich. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman However, the doctor noted “chronic bowel disorder” on JOHN Toljanich holds a bill for $112,000, the bill for hospitalization in California Toljanich’s chart. and a ﬂight home that his travel insurance company is refusing to pay. Manulife used that diagnosis in a U.S. hospital, only with the bill. as grounds to deny Toljanich’s claim. “The care was good, there’s no question about that,” he said. He had suffered with ulcerative colitis until 1965, but his medical “It’s just the bottom line. The money was just ridiculous. I’m a history has been uneventful since then, according to Toljanich. “After 47 years, I said, ‘No.’ So the ‘no’ should’ve been ‘yes,’” senior citizen now and . . . it’s kind of hard to take because I just Toljanich said. “It was an honest mistake on my part, but they don’t have that kind of money.” The amount being requested may be up for negotiation, don’t take it that way.” For Toljanich, the dispute is about the relevance of the according to Toljanich. “They did send an invoice last week and they reduced it by question. “At the end of the day, I answered one question that wasn’t to $15,000,” he said. “Hopefully they bring that down some more.” The $112,000 bill is far out of Toljanich’s price range. “I’d have their liking,” he said. “The pneumonia had nothing to do with the to take a loan out. It’d be a loan against my house,” he said. question I answered, but they don’t care.” Since getting the bill, Toljanich has considered paying the According to a 12-year study published in the Gastroenterology Journal, the risk of pneumonia is higher for patients with interest or refusing to pay the bill entirely. “I get a lot of people saying ‘Don’t pay it, don’t pay it.’ I guess inﬂammatory bowel disorder, possibly due to suppression of the they can send collection agencies after you but they can’t really immune system. Ulcerative colitis sufferers contracted pneumonia at a rate touch you in Canada,” he said. Still, refusal could complicate future travel plans, Toljanich of 1.62 per 1,000, slightly higher than the control group. A different method pegged the rate at 1.45 per 1,000. Each patient acknowledged. Insurance companies selling to Canadian citizens should had been treated for a bowel disorder within 90 days of catching face tighter regulations, according to Toljanich. “The federal pneumonia. The study included more than 100,000 inﬂammatory bowel government’s got to step in and put some criteria to these big insurance companies,” he said. “It always seems to be the seniors disorder patients. Toljanich said he has no complaints about the care he received who get caught.”
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We’re not a suburb anymore: Hicks From page 1 facilities and, three,: innovation,” Colbert said. “The implementation plan shows little to none of these.” Trafﬁc, strain on the infrastructure and a dislocation of the area’s village atmosphere with “vertical monstrosities” were among the most pressing issues for the meeting’s 200 attendees. Other residents expressed alarm at the priorities of developers. “They do not worry about hospitals that are over-crowded and under-funded,” said Alex Schwarz, who questioned the market for condominiums “slightly larger than prison cells.” The contrast of the potential development with the bucolic single-family neighbourhood also rankled resident Connie Fay. “This new design looks likes the Olympic Village stuck in Lynn Valley,” she said. Lisa Niven, a resident of Arbourlynn Drive, dubbed her street “Mountain Highway 2.” “I literally have to time getting out of my driveway,” she said, discussing the plethora of trafﬁc and dearth of transit on her block. “I got a rancher so I can die in it,” she said. “I do not intend to leave Lynn Valley.” A longtime resident, Niven voiced her displeasure at the changing face of the neighbourhood, which has a population slightly greater than 30,000. “Are we now going to be urban?” she asked. “I want to live in the suburbs.” According to Coun. Robin Hicks, the character of the neighbourhood has already changed. “We’re not a suburb anymore, we’re part of a major city metropolis,” he said. Dramatically escalating housing prices will be the result of stalling on development, according to Hicks. While Hicks said change is inevitable, Coun. Doug MacKayDunn assured the crowd no plans were certain. “It is not a done deal. It will only come from intensive consultation with the community.” Failure to work together to provide housing for young people will have drastic consequences, according to MacKay-Dunn. “This community will quite frankly die on the vine,” he said. Despite being warned against outbursts on two occasions by Mayor Richard Walton, many Lynn Valley residents applauded Coun. Lisa Muri’s call to slow the pace of development. “We talk about a 20-year plan but it seems in a lot of areas, everything is happening in like six months, and it’s freaking a lot of people out and I’m one of them,” she said. There is no urgent need to erect highrises that would compromise the village atmosphere of the neighbourhood, according to Muri. “I respectfully disagree with people who say that if we don’t do this, no young people will move here; business will cease to exist; ultimately we’ll implode,” she said. “Affordability is different for everybody.” Residents who would like to keep cranes out of their neighbourhood may face difﬁcult funding decisions in the future, according to Coun. Alan Nixon. “If we don’t engage in some change and some densiﬁcation, we’re not going to have the money to be able to provide some of those community amenities,” he said. “What Lynn Valley wants, I’ll support,” agreed Coun. Mike Little. However, Little added, there are consequences to rejecting development, such as shuttered elementary schools. “What I would like to see is sensitive development in our town centre,” Little said. “The easiest thing in the world for a politician . . . is to vote for no change,” said Walton. “It’s very easy for me to say I’m never going to consider any other form of housing here, but I don’t think I’d be doing you a favour.” Walton discussed what he called a “demographic exodus” among residents between the ages of 20 and 40. The mayor called on residents to discuss the issue with their children and young people who were not represented in council chambers on Monday. Discussions over the next few months should help deﬁne one of the topics that is somewhat vague in the ofﬁcial community plan, according to Coun. Roger Bassam. “For me, one of the issues that is not well-deﬁned in there is form and character, and I think that is the crux of the conversation that we need to have,” he said. The consultation phase is tentatively scheduled to wrap up in March, preceding an implementation plan that would be submitted to council this spring.
Elaborate system for odour From page 1 with an ozonator, an air puriﬁer intended to control the odour of the plants, according to De Jong. “Any time you have an excess of 3,700 plants, you need a pretty elaborate system,” he said. Police and BC Hydro workers dismantled the operation over a day. The District of North Vancouver has since deemed the residence unsuitable for occupancy because of health and safety violations. Prior to the police gaining a search warrant, the house had gone relatively unnoticed, according to De Jong, who requested anyone with information to call the North Vancouver RCMP drug section at 604-985-1311.
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Morgan wants RCMP nab more NV drinkers Kinder to super size pipeline
Ofﬁcers pulled over 537 impaired drivers in 2012, including 202 who were criminally impaired, often by working unusual hours or using creative methods, according to Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the detachment. “The public may have a perception that we only work till midnight or till one or two,” he said. “A lot of the impaired driving charges are picked up early in the morning where people are coming back from a party.” The detachment’s six trafﬁc ofﬁcers were given the opportunity to work later hours in 2012, often yielding good results, according to De Jong. “It takes 24 hours for the alcohol to dissipate out of your system so, you stop drinking at say two in the morning, you wake up at four or ﬁve and think you can drive home. Well, it takes more than a couple of hours sleep and a strong cup of coffee to sober a person up,” he said. “It’s not uncommon for our guys to be out there at ﬁve or six in the morning, still picking up impaired drivers.” The North Vancouver RCMP has also moved away from concentrating ofﬁcers strictly at major thoroughfares. “Not all enforcement is done at a roadblock. There are roving patrols that we have that target certain areas, choke points at certain highways . . . just to keep the public almost guessing as to when and where we may show up,” De Jong said. Drinking and driving rates plunged across Metro Vancouver during the holiday season. Police laid impaired driving charges against 961 drivers between Dec. 2, 2012, and Jan. 2, 2013, according to a release from the RCMP. During the same period beginning in 2011, charges were ﬁled against 1,434 drivers. The high arrest rate in North Vancouver may not belie an upswing in drinking and driving in the area, according to De Jong.
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“It’s not like there’s more impaired drivers in North Van compared to the rest of the Lower Mainland or B.C., it’s just that our ofﬁcers have been . . . a little more creative working outside the perceived hours and also just being creative in their enforcement,” he said. Drivers with a blood-alcohol content greater than 0.08 per cent can face criminal charges. Motorists with a blood-alcohol content between 0.05 and 0.08 per cent can have their driving privileges revoked for three days on a ﬁrst offence and 30 days for a third offence. North Vancouver RCMP issued 335 driving prohibitions in 2012. “We don’t know the impact exactly as to removing all these impaired drivers off the road, but surely, everyone knows someone who’s been impacted by an impaired driver,” De Jong said. West Vancouver, which has a smaller police force, took 216 drunk drivers off the road last year. Of those, 105 were handed suspensions of three to 30 days for blowing over .05 per cent, 79 were suspended for 90 days for blowing over .08 per cent at the roadside — and may be criminally prosecuted — and another 32 were charged with “criminal refusal” for failing to provide a breath sample at the station.
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RANKLY, we agree with Lynn Valley resident Connie Fay. The proposed highrises in the town centre look “like the Olympic Village stuck in Lynn Valley.” Theyaresocompletelyoutofcharacter with everything that is there now that we wonder how the two preliminary proposals could have been drafted without some sort of encouragement from municipal staff. Councillors’ response to the stated opposition from 200 or more residents who packed town hall Monday night was instructive. It varied from the wellreceived call from Coun. Lisa Muri to slow the pace of development to the wilfully simplistic characterization of Coun. Robin Hicks that “we’re part of a major city metropolis.” That will come as news to the majority of Lynn Valley residents.
The implication that Lynn Valley will die without the densiﬁcation contemplated in the OCP from a couple of councillors is also hard to swallow, verging as it does on the alarmist. Eastview elementary ﬁnds a continuing crop of youngsters from its surrounding townhouses and condo complexes, while Ross Road had a waiting list last time we checked. Even with only the approved townhouses going forward, it seems unlikely Lynn Valley elementary is in danger of closing anytime soon. Trying to justify highrises by the “need” for young families is just silly. It was left to Coun. Roger Bassam to offer one of the saner responses: that the crux of the needed conversation with residents is “form and character.” Lynn Valley residents will accept some densiﬁcation, but there are other places for highrises on the North Shore.
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Dear Editor: This was bullying on an epic scale: On Dec. 23, the south mall of Park Royal Shopping Centre was closed down by a terrifying mob of natives waving banners. The drumming was so loud it was deafening. The merchants, staff and customers were at ﬁrst scared and terriﬁed — and then angry! We did not know what was going on, why it was going on, or what we should do. At 3:30 p.m., the centre court of the south mall started ﬁlling up with natives, security guards and police, and then more and more natives and police. The police presence only justiﬁed our fears. The drumming started at around 3:45 p.m. and it just kept getting louder and louder. I let all my staff go home as soon as the drumming started to get ugly, many of them were in tears by then. Customers were ﬂeeing also; the parking lots were gridlocked. I found out halfway through that we were allowed to close up and go, but we were not told that by the mall or the police. At
the very least we should have been given that option before this time. If they couldn’t stop the demonstration, why were we not warned? We didn’t know who they were, where they came from, what they were angry about or what it had to do with us. It was bad enough to lose the business but if we had been warned, we could have closed up our stores and kept our staff safe. The merchants probably lost hundreds of thousands of dollars in sales. A lot of us rely on the last few days of December. The livelihood of merchants, their families and staff depend on this business. Shame on our government for allowing it! Shame on the local bands for supporting it! And most of all, shame on the ﬁrst nation bands who think that closing down businesses and highways with mobs whose intent is to intimidate, scare and terrify peaceful people is an appropriate way to make a point. What is their point anyway? Lin Rockwell, owner Phoenix & Romantique
SeaBus decision exposes hollow ‘Jobs Plan’
Dear Editor: The construction of a new SeaBus any place outside B.C. underscores one simple point: that the B.C. Liberals’ talk of a “Jobs Plan” is just that — talk. Building the SeaBus at North Vancouver’s storied Allied Shipyards could have been a practical step in building a better future for the North Shore economy and its shipbuilding industry.
Instead of wasting more than $15 million advertising its so-called jobs plan, Premier Christy Clark’s government could have used only $2 million to help make it a reality. Its failure to do so shows it to be out of touch with the needs and priorities of B.C. families. Craig Keating North Vancouver
Dear Editor: As one who believes that supporting the local economy in every way possible is a patriotic duty, I am aghast at the letting of the contract for a new SeaBus to a foreign contractor. Given that is seems now to be a done deal, my hope is that, unlike the design of the latest SeaBus, this new contract will insist that the windows, stern and bow, be of the same dimensions as those of the original SeaBus design. We take local pride in the view of water and mountains when making the crossing. Unfortunately, the designers did not take this into consideration when constructing the latest SeaBus, and as a result the spectacular view is severely restricted. Tourists now need to stand to take in the panoramic view and children often stand on the seats creating a rather dangerous situation. Speaking of the seats, it would also seem that the plastic seats on the old SeaBus are considerably easier to maintain and, indeed, more sanitary than the newer cloth covered seats. Talk to the employees who attend to the SeaBus (which I am told the management at TransLink seldom does), and you will probably ﬁnd as I have that they too would encourage a design that more closely resembles the SeaBus of old than the relatively new SeaBus now plying our waters. I hope that the local tourist industry will speak up and lobby for good viewing from the newest SeaBus. After all, “a picture is worth a thousand words” not to mention the photos taken from the SeaBus being worth a $1,000 many times over when they are shown back home by tourists from around the world. Don Robertson North Vancouver
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Idle No More delivering jumbled message
IT has received a signiﬁcant amount of media attention, but will the aboriginal protest group known as Idle No More achieve any signiﬁcant gains, other than raising public awareness of the pressing problems facing many aboriginal communities?
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It’s hard to see how it will — particularly if the protest turns into a general protest against the Harper government over a number of issues, or takes on the vaguely anti-capitalist tone that wrapped itself around the Occupy movement last year. If the group engages in such tactics as blockades, any public support for it will quickly dwindle and could even spark a backlash against First Nations, which would be tragic because the deeply entrenched problems of poverty and poor health that plague their communities would continue to be shut out of the public eye. The movement just got a kick in the teeth with the leaked release of a damning ﬁnancial audit of the Attawapiskat band, whose chief Theresa Spence is engaged in a hunger strike in an effort to meet with Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
The audit, however, damaged Spence’s credibility as it uncovered the misspending of millions of dollars in funding. It’s not even clear what, exactly, the Idle No More group is looking for. There has been jumbled talk of rights, respect and recognition, but that’s all been said before. Even First Nations leaders, some of whom are understandably frustrated that the group’s name suggests they’ve been “idle” when it comes to ﬁghting to improve their members’ lives, seem to be split on whether Idle No More is effective. In any case, whatever comes from Idle No More’s protest campaign can’t match the overheated rhetoric that ﬂows from their leaders, who are raising expectations that some kind of miracle is going to occur that will dramatically
change the landscape, as long as they simply hold enough demonstrations and stage blockades. Meanwhile, the realistic actions — negotiations, court battles and the like — may be viewed as some kind of sellout by militants who think they can somehow force the federal government (or any government for that matter) to its knees. Something has to give here, and I suspect it will be the Idle No More movement that loses out. ••• It shouldn’t come as a shock that the federal panel holding hearings in Victoria on the proposed Northern Gateway pipeline decided to bar the public from those hearings. The capital city is the political protest capital of the province. Demonstrations and rallies are routinely held on the legislature’s front lawn or steps, and they have addressed all sorts of causes over the years.
Environmental protests are the most common, and there is a local element that can be depended upon to refuse to play nice when the time comes. There have been several violent protests on the legislature front lawn over the years, most notably a near-riot by environmental protesters in 1994, and a more recent homeless-campcum-environmental-protestcamp that saw a television cameraman assaulted by one the protesters. Security at the legislature has increased dramatically as a result, and now the building is in lock-down mode during major protests. In other words, the public doesn’t get
in, even if the legislature is in session. Just last month, a public meeting held by Kinder Morgan in Victoria to discuss its own pipeline proposal was shut down by protesters, who tore presentation materials from the walls and sat on them, preventing the public from viewing them. So no doubt the federal joint review panel took Victoria’s history of unruly environmental protest (although, to be clear, there have been many peaceful protests too) into consideration when it decided not to take a chance on allowing one of its hearings being disrupted or even shut down by demonstrators.
Having covered many of these protests, I have to say it is a reasonable assumption to think that a public meeting on such a sensitive issue as the Northern Gateway pipeline would face serious disruption from protesters if it were held in the capital city. In the end, the panel heard from dozens of presenters, almost all of whom were against the pipeline. So the panel got an earful about why the pipeline proposal should be shelved, something that probably wouldn’t have happened had the predictable disruptive protest occurred in the hearing room. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC .
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Out of the mouths of babes and children Yup, swearing. Using curse words is fun, I argued, and the only reason I don’t do it more is that there are impressionable young toddler ears attached to my son’s impressionable young toddler noggin and I don’t ever want some impressionable young family services agent to have to write my name on some impressionable young court order. Last week, however, I wondered if I should just throw caution to the wind and let loose a little more colourful language from time to time, consequences be durned. Well, it didn’t take very long for those words to come back to bite me. I guess karma can be, as they say, a real bi— . . . a real big wiseguy. It turns out that my two year old doesn’t need me to teach him any naughty words because he can, seemingly through an incredible process of trial and error, ﬁgure them out all on his own. Prepare yourself now, because I’m about to write the offending word that started all the trouble. It is,
Laugh All You Want Andy Prest
in fact, a word that’s only slightly vulgar, very juvenile but, I’ve come to realize, incredibly funny. The word is “dink.” If you’re not sitting in the middle of a crowded bus or having lunch with Al Gore or whatever at this very moment, I encourage you to try saying the word out loud right now. Dink. Funny, isn’t it? Now, I’d like to add a few notes if you yourself happen to be an impressionable youngster who loves to read the North Shore News. First of all, shouldn’t you be playing Angry Birds or something right now? Second, please don’t tell mommy or daddy that the silly man in the paper told you to say that naughty word. Third, congratulations on being a little newspaper reading genius! I’m sure all
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the knowledge you’ll glean about the dangers of out-ofbounds skiing, high density zoning and Real Housewives will far outweigh the damage done by my dink talk. Anyway, it’s a funny word. Mel Brooks knew it, and that’s why he invented an entire race of little munchkins for his ﬁlm Spaceballs who can say only one word: Gingrich. Just kidding, it’s dink. As funny as the word is, I’ve never used it around my son. All the experts say you should be very straightforward when teaching the names of body parts to your children, and so
far my wife and I have stuck to that plan. As far as my little boy knows he doesn’t have a pee-pee or a wee-wee or a Captain Winkie or a Ringo Starr — he has a penis. That’s why the following incident came as a bit of a shock. Last week I was getting my son ready for bed by applying a little cream to a patch of dry skin on his face when I asked him if he wanted the cream to go anywhere else. “On my dink!” he said. This brought up a few questions. Firstly, where did he learn that word and how to use it so perfectly? He
doesn’t go to daycare or hang out with any naughty six year olds. Maybe it was that notorious potty mouth, Bram. I can’t get a read on Sharon or Lois but I’m certain that Skinnamarinky dinky dink was Bram’s way of asserting his masculinity into the group by inserting a 12-year-old’s humour into a ﬁve-year-old’s song. Another question brought up by the outburst was how in the world was I going to stop laughing? One of the great challenges of being a father is learning to not laugh at things that are obviously hilarious but inappropriate.
And by inappropriate I mean, of course, that mama doesn’t approve. This was my biggest test. The next day my mother-inlaw was coming into town — the one relative who could possibly take offence to such a thing. This was the woman who insisted on perfect table manners for her own children at all times, “in case you’re ever having tea with the Queen.” I needed to make it clear to my boy that he had not stumbled upon anything of interest and that what he said
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INQUIRING REPORTER AFTER nearly four months of hockey highlights that consisted of guys in suits walking toward buildings, the NHL is back. Players took a 12.5 per cent salary hit, owners agreed to an even revenue split, and the Toronto Maple Leafs were inexplicably eliminated from the playoffs. Having witnessed three lockouts in 18 years, some fans are grumbling about a boycott. Will you lockout the NHL this season, or are you drawn to hockey like a moth to Don Cherry’s suits? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. — Jeremy Shepherd
Brad Cole North Vancouver “I just think hockey’s exciting, so I’ll watch the playoffs.”
Bronson Baker North Vancouver “Yeah, sometimes.”
Given the lockout, will you watch the Canucks this season?
Pedram Shakibafar North Vancouver “Yes, I work at the arena. It used to be a couple of concerts a month, now I get more hours.”
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FOUR new townhouses can be built adjacent to Argyle secondary, following a unanimous decision by council Monday. A portion of the land, located at 1131 Frederick Rd., is slated to become natural parkland, but a few councillors wondered if the deal should have
included a sidewalk. Given the number of students who walk on Baird Road, Coun. Roger Bassam said he was disappointed the development would not include a sidewalk. “I’m greatly concerned that we’re not going ahead with a sidewalk on Baird,” Bassam said. Collectively, the townhouses cannot take up more than half the property. The townhouses will have a setback of 1.25 metres on each side, with a seven-metre setback from a creek. The maximum building height is eight metres, with a small allowance for sloping roofs. As part of the deal, the developer gave the district $12,000 for trail upgrades.
Topher Harvey Vancouver “These guys want to have a strike every year and have us stay fans? I’m not watching any hockey this year, I’m a CFL guy all the way.”
Lorne Martin North Vancouver “Of course you’ve got to watch hockey, that’s what Canada’s about.”
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was in no way worth repeating, ever. I was failing. “On my dink, on my dink, on my dink!” he screamed. I stopped laughing almost immediately. It was ﬁve, 10 minutes tops. OK, maybe 15. When Nana showed up my son was on his best behaviour all day. As we waited for dinner, bedtime and a dink-free day within sight, my son broke into song. “Head and shoulders, knees and dink.” I wasn’t laughing this time — stunned silent, I suppose — and neither was Nana. In fact she played it perfectly cool, carrying right on without missing a beat. Amazingly, there hasn’t been a dink since. Nana knows best, I guess. If it does ever return, I think I’ll be OK with it. What I remember most about my son’s initial slip is that my laughing made him laugh which made me laugh even more. My son’s laugh is, by far, my favourite sound in the world. So I’m sorry, Queen, but in my kingdom there will always be exceptions made for a little dink. firstname.lastname@example.org
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JOIN US West Vancouver wants to hear from you!
2013 is another exciting year in West Vancouver, and January in particular is a month of many opportunities to have your voice heard on proposed projects in West Vancouver. Below is a list of projects, along with dates and times for you to get detailed information and provide comments and feedback.
A M B L E S I D E ACT I VAT ION
With the goal of revitalizing Ambleside Village and the waterfront, the District is moving ahead with public engagement on proposed projects to add vitality and bring more people and business to the area. Proposed projects being considered include: an arts centre, food services on the waterfront, and more. Go to westvancouver.ca/ambleside for more information.
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JIM Hanson, NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Seymour, shares a cup of coffee with guest speaker Spencer Herbert, Vancouver-West End MLA, at a breakfast meeting dubbed Pancakes and Politics at Cheers Restaurant in North Vancouver Sunday.
Community Consultation The District of West Vancouver is hosting community consultation events on Grosvenor’s proposed mixed commercial/residential redevelopment of the south side of the 1300 Block Marine Drive. OPEN HOUSES Drop in, view the proposal, ask questions and provide comments at these open houses in the West Vancouver Community Centre Atrium 7 "I285P.#0 <.?2.8# SG0 M * G ;/@/ 7 $.328P.#0 <.?2.8# SE0 ECO- ./@/ * SQ ;/@/ P U B L I C M E E T I N G A N D P R E S E N TAT I O N "IN .;;BFR.?3 3N.@ 'FBB @.DN . ;8N5N?3.3F=? 3= N%;B.F? 3IN ;8=;=5.B F? PN3.FB F? :.# 6NND ,N?38NH5 "IN.38N/ &N5FPN?35 R.? .5D 92N53F=?5 .?P ;8=1FPN R=@@N?35 L=BB='F?K 3IN ;8N5N?3.3F=?/ 7 TNP?N5P.#0 <.?2.8# QO/ +==85 .3 JCO- ;/@/ (8N5N?3.3F=? .3 G ;/@/
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The District is moving forward with next steps in its proposed new Public Safety Building to co-locate West Vancouver Fire & Rescue and Police Departments in a post-disaster seismic standard building on the Municipal Hall site. Neither the existing Police Station nor Fire Hall No. 1 are built to a post-disaster seismic standard and would likely fail, or possibly collapse, during a significant seismic event. Various building massing scenarios have been developed and will be presented. Go to westvancouver.ca/psb for more information. * !,+#,%. &', Public Consulation/Open House from 6 – 9 p.m. at West Vancouver Community Centre, in the Lily Lee Spirit Room.
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by Paul McGrath
Vancouver Skating Club fundraising gala
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Gala committee chairwoman Nina Meredith and daughter Brynn The Vancouver Skating Club’s Christmas Fundraising Gala Show and Family Skate with Santa took place at Karen Magnussen Arena Dec. 22. The club’s presentation of The Nutcracker on Ice featured skaters from beginner to advanced who delighted the crowd with the fast-paced and entertaining Christmas dance classic. The performance showcased national and internationally ranked club skaters in solo and pairs performances. Those in attendance entered door and rafﬂe prize draws and enjoyed a barbecue and refreshments. For more Lisa Banks and daughter Rhiannon information on the club, which was founded in 1934, visit vancouverskatingclub.ca.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
“The sun has long left our house but I sit happily in its warmth at Mary’s Bay — the music of the odd cruising ﬂy — and bee — the steady trill beats of the crickets — and the determined lapping of the calm waves over the rocks and into the crevices — one small brown beetle darting frantically around the lichen — and a very large black shiny one making its exploratory way over the moss — now the wind picks up — the steady hum — or hush — of the wind in the pines — then the tall dried grass does a jerky dance — and a grasshopper comes to life and sings frantically.” — Ruth Killam Massey. More online at nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse
RUTH Killam Massey passed away in 2011 at age 86, though her artistic legacy lives on and is being remembered in a tribute show, The Edge of a Shadow: The Paintings of Ruth Killam Massey, opening Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the West Vancouver Museum.
THE PAINTINGS OF RUTH KILLAM MASSEY
■ The Edge of a Shadow: The Paintings of Ruth Killam Massey, Jan. 16-Feb. 23 at the West Vancouver Museum. Opening reception: Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. Info: westvancouvermuseum.ca.
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IT didn’t take Ruth Killam and Geoffrey Massey long to realize their relationship was that of more than just friends. Having met in 1954 through famed West Coast architect Arthur Erickson — Ruth’s family friend and Geoffrey’s then business partner — Ruth subsequently commissioned he and Geoffrey’s ﬁrm to build her a new modernist studio home on an outcrop of land on West Vancouver’s waterfront near Whytecliff Park. Geoffrey couldn’t have asked for a better client. “She was very understanding,” he says. “We gave her a house which was quite dissimilar to what she was used to and what she probably expected I think.” Through the process of the home’s construction, Ruth and Geoffrey grew closer and eventually married in 1955, making the home their own for the following 35 years. The Masseys lived a creative life: Ruth was a well-known landscape painter and Geoffrey has countless major architectural achievements in his cap, including submitting the winning design for Simon Fraser University with Erickson (who passed away in 2009). The couple was a ﬁxture in the early Vancouver art scene, counting artists like Gordon Smith and Takao Tanabe as close personal friends. Ruth passed away in 2011 at age 86, though her artistic legacy lives on and is being remembered in a tribute show, The Edge of a Shadow: The Paintings of Ruth Killam Massey, opening Tuesday, Jan. 15 at the West Vancouver Museum. “I think she was a great painter, an unsung one,” says Geoffrey, 88. Ruth studied art at a number of institutions, including the Vancouver Art School (Emily Carr) under Jack Shadbolt and Charles Scott, the Ontario College of Art under John Alfsen, the Montreal Art Institute under Arthur Lismer and the Banff School and Pennsylvania Academy of Fine Arts. While Ruth had many fans and was well-respected by her peers, she never sought out commercial success out of an interest in avoiding the “fuss” as well as ensuring her works remained accessible
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RUTH Killam Massey with her husband Geoffrey on Hernando Island. ﬁnancially to all. The upcoming show, featuring 24 oil, primarily large, paintings, marks the most extensive display of her works to date. “I ﬁnd it very encouraging that she’s ﬁnally being recognized,” says Geoffrey. “I only wish she was alive to know that this is a tribute to her,” he adds. Geoffrey and Ruth’s youngest, Eliza Massey Stanford, 50, echoes her father’s sentiment. “I just hope that she’s able to look down on this and see how much people loved her and loved her work,” says Eliza. “She had quite a dedicated following. Anyone who knew her work absolutely loved her paintings.”
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Zero Dark Thirty opens today
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KATHRYN Bigelow’s Zero Dark Thirty, starring Jessica Chastain, opens today at Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon. It was named Best Film at the 13th Annual Vancouver Film Critics Circle Awards earlier this week. Bigelow’s controversial account of the hunt for Osama bin Laden also earned best director, best actress and best screenplay awards. For more on the awards visit nsnews.com/entertainment.
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The Impossible takes us on one wild ride ■ The Impossible. Directed by Juan Antonio Bayona. Starring Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor. Rating: 8 (out of 10)
Julie Crawford Contributing Writer The Impossible is a ﬁlm not to be enjoyed but to be respected, and endured. A ﬁlm inspired by the true story of the Boxing Day 2004 earthquake and tsunami in the Indian Ocean that killed 230,000 people is grave enough subject matter. But director Juan Antonio Bayona is a slave to details, and reportedly spent a year on the 10-minute tsunami devastation sequence alone. It’s one wild ride. Naomi Watts and Ewan McGregor star as Maria and Henry Bennett, a couple spending Christmas with their three young sons at a beachside Thailand resort. The boys’ bodies plopping in the water for fun stands in stark contrast to the survival games to come. A power loss — the blender stops, as do the Thai ballads poolside — is the ﬁrst sign of trouble. A 30-foot wave blankets the family, levels the resort, and sends Maria on a wild underwater ride where she is battered and punctured by planks, wires and bits of metal. She surfaces, grabs hold of a tree and screams, believing all is lost. Miraculously, Maria spots eldest son Lucas (Tom Holland, excellent) and the two wait for the waters to subside. “Is it over?” is Lucas’ plea. Maria’s inability to comfort her
son with what he wants to hear will tug at parents’ heartstrings, only slightly less so than the sound of an infant — still strapped in its carseat — ﬂoating solo into roaring waters. (This must be one of the most terrifying movies for parents in recent memory.) The ﬁrst moral quandary raised in the ﬁlm comes soon after: in the midst of incredible pain and under threat of another wave, Lucas and mom hear a toddler’s cry in the debris. Would you save yourself, or risk it all to save another? Maria’s wounds are ghastly: the ﬁlm is rated PG-13 in part for “disturbing injury images.” You thought 127 Hours was excruciating to watch? That only had ﬁve minutes of real torture. I’m still wincing remembering Naomi Watts being hoisted up a tree and dragged through the brush. Meanwhile Henry and youngest boys Simon and Thomas (Oaklee Pendergast and Samuel Joslin) are on a journey of their own. It’s hard to top the tsunami devastation sequence, but Bayona maintains the tension as the family is lost and reunited several times, and we don’t know (for sure) who lives and who dies. The kindness of people with very little to give is contrasted by a well-heeled couple who just want to get the hell out of there … ﬁrst class, of course. The scope of the devastation is overwhelming: it was one thing to watch it on news reports, but it’s quite another to experience it at ground level. By focusing
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Following is a list of North Vancouver District Council meetings for the upcoming month. Please note that this list is subject to change and new agenda items/meetings may be added during the month.
Council Meetings: Monday, January 21, 7:00p.m. Council Workshops: Monday, January 14
• Water Stewardship Monday, January 28 • Parks Infrastructure, Metro Vancouver Affordable Housing Initiatives
Tuesday, January 22 • Bylaw 7969 - Rezoning of 2635 - 2695 Mountain Highway
Public Info Meetings: Tuesday, January 15, 7:00p.m.
• Development Cost Charge Bylaw Review For more information: • visit www.dnv.org for agendas, minutes and a complete schedule of upcoming meetings • call 604-990-2315 for a recorded listing of agenda items • visit www.dnv.org/agendanotice to have agendas delivered to your inbox • visit any District Library to view a copy of the agenda which is available the Friday before the regular Council Meeting
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Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. 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 semi-annual salon-style exhibition. Over 400 pieces or original artwork created by local artists will be featured. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or coastalpatternsgallery. com. Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. David Neel Gallery: 104 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-9215, davidneel.com. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30
a.m.-7 p.m. Info: nsartists.ca. Members of The North Shore Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works every month. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915 or bucklandsoutherst.com. Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or email@example.com. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Question Mark: A photography exhibition by Farhad Varasteh will run until Jan. 15. Photography and Computer: A photography exhibition by Kaveh Rasouli will run from Jan. 18 to 30. Opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 19, 4-9 p.m.
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PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. Fahrenheit 451 Great Britain, 1966. Director: François Truffaut Cast: Oskar Werner, Julie Christie, Cyril Cusack, Anton Diffring, Jeremy Spenser. In Memoriam: Ray Bradbury (1920-2012). François Truffaut’s ﬁrst ﬁlm in colour — and his only in English — was this adaptation of Ray Bradbury’s well-known dystopian novel. Screening tonight att 6:30 p.m. and Saturday, Jan. 12 at 4:15 and 9 p.m.
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PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver 604-985-3911 Zero Dark Thirty (14A) — Fri 6:50, 10:15; Sat 11:50, 3:20, 6:50, 10:15; Sun 12:10, 3:20, 6:50, 10:15; Mon-Thur 6:50, 10:10 p.m. This is 40 (14A) — Fri 7:20, 10:20; Sat-Sun 1:00, 4:05, 7:20, 10:20; Mon-Thur 7:20, 10:15 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Les Misérables (PG) — Fri 8:30; Sat-Sun 1:30, 5, 8:30; MonThur 7:45 Thur 1 p.m. Skyfall (PG) — Fri 7:05, 10:10; Sat-Sun 12:30, 3:40, 7:05, 10:10; Mon-Wed 7, 10:05; Thur 7, 10:1 p.m. Jack Reacher (PG) — Fri 7:30, 10:30; Sat-Sun 1:20, 4:20, 7:30, 10:30; Mon-Wed 7:30, 10:20; Thur 10:20 p.m. Life of Pi 3D (G) — Fri 7, 9:45; Sat 12:00, 4, 7, 9:45; Sun 12:20, 4, 7, 9:45; Mon-Thur 7:10, 10 p.m.
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CALENDAR From page 19 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of small sculptural works by Ellen Bang and oil paintings
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Both leads outstanding From page 15 solely on the family, rather than cutting to political talking heads and salivating news reporters, Bayona personalizes the story and makes it feel more urgent, more immediate. Spare score, sparse dialogue, but Watts and McGregor are both outstanding nonetheless. What’s the point of re-living a disaster that claimed the lives of 230,000 people, some will ask. It’s a reminder of the power of nature, perhaps. Or maybe The Impossible just serves as yet another excuse to hold your loved ones a little tighter tonight.
Friday, January 11, 2013 - North Shore News - A21
Colombia full of cultural treasures
PETER Langer, executive producer of The Ultimate Traveller series, has just returned from an extensive trek through Colombia and Ecuador. He travelled 4,200 kilometres by car overland through Colombia from north to south continuing on into Ecuador and the Galapagos islands.
Most trips to this part of the world start in Bogotá, Colombia’s capital. The absolute highlight of the city is the Gold Museum that contains more than 34,000 pre-Hispanic gold pieces, the largest collection of its kind in the world. Near the capital are Zipaquirá and Nemocón, ancient underground salt mines that have been exploited by humans over thousands of years. Langer explored several of Colombia’s pre-Columbian UNESCO World Heritage Sites including the National Archeological Park of Tierradentro with several monumental statues and many hypogea dating from the 6th to the 10th centuries. The huge underground tombs (some burial chambers are up to 12 metres wide) are decorated with motifs that reproduce the internal decor of homes of the period. San Agustín Archaeological Park is the largest group of religious monuments and megalithic sculptures in South America and stands in a wild, spectacular landscape. The Coffee Cultural Landscape of Colombia, designated a World Heritage Site in 2011, consists of a series of six sites harbouring eighteen urban settlements in the Eje Cafetero, or coffee-growing axis. The region reﬂects a long tradition of coffee growing in small plots in the high forest with farmers
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LOOKING at the Clock Tower in Cartagena, Colombia. The city will be featured as part of The Ultimate Traveller’s presentation Impressions of Colombia at the Ferry Building on Wednesday, Jan. 16. adapting cultivation methods to difﬁcult mountain conditions. Langer’s favourite location in Colombia, Medellín, nicknamed the ‘City of Eternal Spring,’ features mild temperatures year-round. The city has a lively cultural scene and there are art exhibits everywhere you look. The narrow streets of downtown are full of ﬁne sculptures and supercharged with pedestrian life. Travellers crossing over the Magdalena River will discover the Historic Centre of Santa Cruz de Mompox, a UNESCO World Heritage Site founded in 1540. From the 16th to the 19th centuries the city developed parallel to the river, with the main street acting as a dyke. Most of the buildings are still used for their original purposes making it feel as if time has stood still. Situated by the Caribbean
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE
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Belted coats look fresh Dear Mattie: Which style of coat should I buy this season? Wanting to be Fashionably Warm in Pemberton
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Dear Pemberton: Ladies are layering clothes this winter. The look is to have many pieces show with your outerwear. This includes accessories like gloves, hats and scarves, but also collars and shirttails popping out and sometimes adding contrast to the look. The theme in outerwear this season is luxury. Luxury can be represented with many layers, styling and textures. This repertoire of outer pieces includes leather, wool and furry-looking things, all in a concise silhouette. When choosing your outerwear, think of yourself being in a city like New York or Paris. Don’t think: “I can use this jacket to go hiking in.” The look of outerwear is sophisticated. There is shape in the pieces this season, they do not hang off you. They ﬁt you. The good news is that there are many silhouettes in fashion this season, allowing you to choose the ones that best suit you. The most popular looks include the trench coat silhouette with a belted waistline. If you don’t like using the belt, leave the jacket slightly open because the A-line look is also in fashion. The best way to pull off the A-line silhouette is with a cape, which is very trendy this season. The overall shape for outerwear this season is a clean silhouette. It is tailored and shaped. The styling is curvy and voluminous, not straight and narrow. This creates a gentle swing when you walk. As sophisticated as these pieces may seem, they are also lightweight and relaxed. The luxury in outerwear exudes from the textures. Fur still remains a status symbol but what’s trending now is faux fur. The look is less
conservative and more playful. Long-hair fur like a shaggy alpaca can be found in untraditional colours that do not have animal characteristics. This look is cheeky as it goes against the traditional impression of fur. Other more traditional, yet still sophisticated textures are wool and leather. Wool coats come in many colours as well as tweeds, with fun colours added in the threads. These coats range from hip length to right down to the ankle. Also, consider removing the belt that comes with the coat and add a leather belt. Leather can be both traditional and fashion forward. Motorcycle and blazer jackets are deﬁnitely in fashion. But why not try something new? Leather is quilted and shinier this season, which makes the vest a fantastic option. Leather is also available in many colours. Both leather and wool jackets have shearling trim on collars and cuffs. This contributes to the luxurious element of this season’s layering trend that you can see everywhere. And, don’t forget the brass buttons. Outerwear is sleek and detailed. Last, but not least, are your accessories. Outerwear is not complete without gloves, hat and a scarf. I say go for all of it. Most of your accessory pieces should be a colour that matches your coat. But, since I am a big fan of colour, consider one contrast colour that complements your coat. Have some fun with your choices. Keep warm and look great. That is the best combination of all! Adieu, Mattie
Powder Puff Party: Holt Renfrew Vancouver will host this evening event taking place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. and offering exclusive previews of spring 2013 beauty products, prizes, complimentary beauty treatments, special offers and more. Complimentary services include: makeup brush cleaning from Beauty So Clean (bring two makeup brushes and have them cleaned with Beauty So Clean, the world’s ﬁrst cosmetic sanitizer); mini-manicures and nail colour touch-ups from Holts Salon & Spa, Deborah Lippmann, Butter London, and YSL; brow waxing from Holts Salon & Spa; mini makeovers from Chanel, Clinique, Estée Lauder, Guerlain and Nars; makeup demonstrations from Bobbi Brown, Burberry, Clé de Peau, Dior, Giorgio Armani, Laura Mercier; eye shadow and eye care demonstrations from Clé de Peau, Shu Uemura; hand massages from Aqua di Parma, Guerlain, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances; hand parafﬁn treatment from Sisley, Marc Jacobs, Chloe, Bottega Veneta, and Balenciaga Fragrances. The Vancouver event will include complimentary Magenta Madness mocktails and canapes by Gotham Steakhouse & Cocktail Bar. Tickets to the event are $25 and are redeemable towards beauty purchases of $75 or more on the night of the event. Tickets are available online at holtrenfrew.com or in-store through Concierge. Space is limited. — Compiled by Layne Christensen
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Teaching taught Gerry Dee how to be Mr. D Comic bases popular CBC sitcom on decade he spent as an educator Jeremy Shepherd firstname.lastname@example.org
MOST educators would be disappointed to see their teaching careers turn into a joke but for Gerry Dee, that was sort of the point. After spending years trying to get laughs from ungrateful rabble, as well as performing stand-up comedy at Toronto nightclubs, the former teacher has found his niche with the CBC sitcom Mr. D. Born Gerard Donoghue, Dee sensed the value of being an educator after realizing he didn’t have the marks to be a lawyer. “I literally applied to both med school and law school — My parents didn’t have a lot of money, they were blue collar and I thought, ‘How do I get the house with the white picket fence?’” Dee says. “I’m glad I never did the other ones ‘cause I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed them like I enjoyed teaching.” After a few years of study, Dee joined the ranks of the spitball-soaked itinerant educators. In his book, Teaching: It’s Harder Than It Looks, Dee describes his ﬁrst substitute gig teaching gym to Grade 9 girls. “Then she did exactly as she was told,” Dee writes. “She spit the gum out . . . right at me.” Luckily for Dee, a vice-principal defused the situation, had the gum-spitter pen a note of contrition (included in the book) and taught the “pathetic substitute” a lesson in acting. “I remember that like it was yesterday,” Dee says, nursing a Christmas cold in Toronto. “The girl’s name was Bina, B-I-NA. In the book it’s a different name. . . . I remember a ton of days that I taught because they were either really good or really bad.” The bad days seemed to outnumber the good, leaving Dee anxious to get a full-time job. “I learned a lot from being a substitute teacher — mostly that I never wanted to be a substitute teacher ever again,” he writes.
To get that job Dee faked an expertise in geography, history, and computers, and then worked doggedly to stay one chapter ahead of his students, as well as his principal. If the comedian had a guiltier conscience, his book would read like a confession. He describes using classroom conversation to kill time, slaughtering minutes by taking attendance and avoiding a student with a question like debtors avoid bill collectors. Despite his left-handed approach to education, Dee says he stays in touch with many of his former students, some of whom have gone on to teaching careers of their own. “A lot of kids I taught ended up going into teaching at the same school I taught at. There’s probably six of them there now. It’s not all because of me. I think it’s the same reason I became a teacher: they had a bunch of teachers they liked,” he says. Inspired by comedian John Candy, sitcoms like Three’s Company, and the dry British wit prized in his household, Dee began his own comedy career after about ﬁve years of teaching. Asked if he should have focused on comedy earlier, Dee says he’s happy with the way things have worked out. “Obviously the theme I focused on for comedy was teaching and I needed those years to have that, otherwise I don’t know what I would’ve talked about,” he says. “I couldn’t have asked for much more right now than to have a sitcom and a stand-up comedy tour and a book. What, would I have gotten more out of that by starting earlier? I doubt it.” Dee says he would frequently spend six nights a week at Toronto comedy clubs, telling jokes for free. “The ﬁrst step is to try to do it on stage, and to get to that step is tough because the most fear is involved in that ﬁrst time,” he says. “I was teaching full-time but I was doing standup Monday to Sunday as much as I could, just showing up at clubs for no money, and that’s how you get good, just trying it in front of a real crowd.” His background in teaching wasn’t helpful either, Dee says. “It’s totally two different things completely,” he says. Eventually Dee landed on the talent show Last Comic Standing.
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GERRY Dee stars as an underqualiﬁed teacher in the CBC sitcom Mr. D.
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CALENDAR From page 20 Cove to Horseshoe Bay. North Shore Art Crawl: Galleries, studio artists and artisans are invited to register until March 15 to open their studios/ galleries to the public for the third annual event which will take place April 20 and 21. Info and registration: nsartcrawl.ca or Norman Vipond, 604-209-1197. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3455 or nvcl.ca. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or northvanmuseum.ca. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604987-5612 or northvanmuseum.ca. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit deﬁning life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North
Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604986-1351 or presentationhousegall.com. Frank Horvat, a pioneer in fashion photography, will have his work displayed until Jan. 13. An Exhibition with Anna Oppermann, Andrea Pinheiro and Marianne Wex will run from Jan. 19 to March 24. Opening reception: Saturday, Jan. 19, 7 p.m. Talk on Marianne Wex: Saturday, Feb. 9, 3 p.m. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: satellitegallery.ca. 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.
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TV a great gig for comics From page 25
“Most stand-ups have to go to L.A. But I was fortunate that I got a little bit of heat from Last Comic and doing well there,” he remembers. Besides landing a CBC show, Dee also nabbed a book deal after being approached by a publisher. “Every stand-up comic, the next tier is to get on TV. We know if we get on TV our shows will be sold-out more and we’ll have bigger venues,” he says. “It’s just the pinnacle of the job.” The second season of Mr. D is slated to feature more of an emphasis on Dee’s love life, as well as appearances from comedian Russell Peters. Asked if he misses being in a real classroom, Dee’s answer is resounding. “No. No. I miss coaching and teaching outside the class, I don’t miss in-the-class teaching. No.”
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CALENDAR From page 26 tea and goodies. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: ﬁrstimpressionstheatre.com. or 604-929-9456. Intimate Evening: Jim Byrnes and special guest Babe Gurr will perform a fundraising concert for First Impressions Theatre Jan. 25 and 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30. 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. Guitar player Sonny Landreth will perform Wednesday, Jan. 30. Admission: $27/$25. Tickets: capilanou.ca/nscucentre or at the door. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. 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. There will be a pre-show discussion at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Atlantic Crossing: A tribute to The Beatles, Rod Stewart and Elton John Friday, Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $32. Close Up at the Meek: The Dan Brubeck Quartet will perform jazz Friday, Feb. 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. 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. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Cool Nights, Hot Jazz: A jazz recital featuring members of Seycove’s jazz faculty Friday, Jan. 25 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $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 of jazz and improvised music Wednesdays at 8 p.m. Tickets: $10 at the door. The Roxy: 932 Granville St., Vancouver. Horse Opera with special guest The Mozzy Lane Band will perform Saturday, Jan. 20 at 8 p.m. Admission: $7. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca.
Pianist Karen Lee-Morlang will perform a concert of entertaining and engaging music Thursday, Jan. 17 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. 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: $15/$12. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. West Vancouver Community Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Community Concert Series: The Capilano University Jazz Program will perform a free concert Thursday, Jan. 24 at 4 p.m. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. See more page 28
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CALENDAR and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-9228882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves Saturday, Jan. 12, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646.
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Juno Award winner Jim Byrnes was involved with fundraising to get Deep Cove Shaw Theatre built and has provided his continued support over the years. He performs two shows at the North Vancouver venue on Friday, Jan. 25 and Saturday, Jan. 26 with special guest Babe Gurr as a fundraiser for First Impressions Theatre. For a chance to win two tickets to the Friday night gig tell us where Byrnes was born. Email your entry to Jim Byrnes Contest at thisweekcontest@nsnews. com. Deadline for the contest is Monday, 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. Tickets $30 are available online at FirstImpressionsTheatre.com or by calling 604-929-9456. panto production Jan. 17-19 and 24-26 at 7: 30 p.m. with matinees Jan. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Admission: $17/$13/$10. Tickets: 604767-0665. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-
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Grand Theft Impro: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Saturday of every month at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. Henry and Alice — Into the Wild: A couple is forced to examine their relationship in this comedy about camping Wednesday, Jan. 11 and 12 at 8 p.m. with a matinee Jan. 12 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $43/39/$24. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604990-3474. The Secret Mask: The story of a man who meets his father, who had abandoned him 40 years earlier, following a stroke Jan. 30-Feb. 10, evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $14-$28. 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: 604-9257292 or silkpurse.ca. Girl in a Green Velvet Dress: A story with humour, pathos, surprises and much reﬂection of a long suffering secretary Thursday, Jan. 24 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets (must be purchased in advance): $15/$12. St. Martin’s Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Knight Fever: An Arthurian
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Dance 4 U: RNB Dance & Theatre Arts Society will showcase a variety of dance styles Saturday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $19/$11. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre. com or 604-981-6335. Electric Student Showcase: A performance by Perform Arts Studio Bowen Island Saturday, Jan. 26 at noon. Tickets: $25. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9852326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9867333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Topic: What’s the use of philosophy? Is it
more than intellectual play? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ legion118.com. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. 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, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-9268838. 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: 604-9843087. Live music every Friday
OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@ gmail.com. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Capilano University Bosa Centre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Doxa Documentary Film Festival: The War for Water will be screened Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 7 p.m. Admission: $12/$10. Tickets: doxafestival.ca. Info: 604646-3200. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. EarthWorks — Climate Change: A lecture about global warming on what we know and how we know it Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Free. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9257290 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. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. Movies at the Meek — The Intouchables: A comedy based on the friendship between a handicapped millionaire and his street smart ex-con caretaker Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. French with English subtitles. Two short ﬁlms from Silver Harbour Shorts will also be shown. Tickets: $12. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9840286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: See more page 30
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Collection focuses on Hernando paintings
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Darrin Morrison, curator of the West Vancouver Museum, is pleased to be presenting the collection of works. “Like many of her predecessors and contemporaries, Ruth Killam Massey found inspiration in the West Coast’s landscape,” he says. “This exhibition brings together works selected from family and private collections and focuses on works created on Hernando Island, where Massey had a summer home. This exhibition is a tribute to Massey and her personal artistic pursuits and celebrates the contribution she made to West Vancouver’s artistic community over her lifetime.” The Massey family is grateful to the West Vancouver Museum for honouring Ruth in this manner. Ruth and Geoffrey have long had a strong regard for the cultural centre and Morrison, having gotten to know him in recent years as a result of exhibitions celebrating their peers, like B.C. Binning and Smith. The works chosen for The Edge of a Shadow, a reference to that which Ruth found “so eloquent” were primarily painted en plein air near the Masseys’ summer home, just north of Lund at the entrance to Desolation Sound. “That’s still a place of great joy for all of us,” says Eliza, who grew up in West Vancouver, though currently resides in Fort. St. John. The Masseys continue to spend summers in the 2,500 square foot home to this day. “The connection between Hernando (Island) and my mother and my mother’s art is very, very strong for all of us,” she says, “I think particularly for my father.” Geoffrey has fond memories of his wife’s artistic practises. “We had four children in fairly rapid succession and so that kept her very busy for a long time so there was quite a long period where she didn’t paint so much because she just didn’t have the time,” he says. “But when the children got a little bit older she painted whenever she wasn’t looking after them or other things, she was painting. She was an avid painter. She lived for her art — for her photos supplied family ﬁrst and then her art.” While Ruth would create in her home studio, RUTH Klllam (left) at the Montreal Art Institute in 1947. (Top right) Floats, ca. 1994, oil on canvas, (Lower right) Meadows at sketched with friends and enjoyed working while Hernando, ca. 1990s, oil on canvas. travelling abroad, Hernando, and summers spent Geoffrey, who, while he is retired continues to do architectural “When you look at one of her paintings, you just know that she there, were a constant muse. revelled in the colours and being out there and noticing all the little projects here and there, including recently designing a home for “I would be going back and forth to work but she would just one of his sons, also served as a source of inspiration. stay put all summer long and paint up there,” says Geoffrey. “That’s details,” says Eliza. “She knew how to hold a brush and she knew “He really had an incredible sensitivity to the surroundings,” how to put paint on the canvas. Not every artist can do that well where the bulk of her work was done.” and she did it really, really well. She knew what to do when she had says Eliza. “He didn’t just plunk a house on a site. He thought Bright and early, Ruth would gather a day’s worth of supplies about the site and the people that were going to be living in the a canvas in front of her and created these beautiful paintings where and at times walk for miles until she found a remote location that house and he was very sensitive to that.” you feel you’re there, but in a painterly way not that it’s painted so suited her fancy. Geoffrey’s list of architectural achievements is long, for realistically that it’s like photo realism. She brought out the mood “She had a golf cart. She put her easel and all her gear on it and example, he designed many homes and condos locally as well as in in the place where she was painting.” pulled that behind her,” says Geoffrey. Whistler and on Hernando. He worked on the MacMillan Bloedel There was “never a dull moment” growing up in the Killam The results were powerful. Building, and was part of the Coal Harbour Architectural Group, Massey home (which the family sold in the late ’80s and was torn “To me it’s her interpretation of what she saw in the landscape, down by a subsequent owner), and during summers on Hernando. and was involved in planning on the Expo ‘86 site, various public how she saw the world,” he says. art programs, the West Vancouver design panel and engaged in a “We grew up with lots of things being made and built and The ever-changing moods of the coastal landscape are captured variety of other public service endeavours. created,” says Eliza. in Ruth’s works, which often explored the boundary between the Ruth and Geoffrey’s offspring are each pursuing creative paths. Ruth made a concerted effort to keep her brood busy, sea and shore, and hillside and forest, explains Morrison. Framed Eldest Raymond is a movie producer currently working on a ﬁlm instructing them in a variety of crafts from tie-dye to pottery. views of the ocean through driftwood piles or grasses are examples. project in China, Vincent is a potter-ceramicist, Nathaniel is a photographer and Eliza a photographer, as well, is working more in painting as of late and volunteers with a variety of arts organizations in addition to other community projects. “They’re happy with what they’re doing and that’s the main thing. No matter what you do, you should enjoy it,” says their proud papa. Geoffrey’s current West Vancouver home is evident of both his family’s and friends’ artistic leanings, seeing the walls covered with works by Ruth, their children, and famous artist friends, like Binning and Toni Onley. Geoffrey has loaned a number of Ruth’s paintings from his personal collection to the museum for the upcoming exhibition. “This is the only time you will see a collection of Ruth Massey’s paintings in one place. It’s the only time and it’s an incredible privilege to see such talent collected together and from someone who lived in West Vancouver most of her life,” says Eliza. She’s looking forward to ofﬁcially celebrating her mother’s artistic legacy as well as the personal impacts she made on so many over the course of her lifetime. “She always did the right thing, she said the right thing, she looked after people when they weren’t well,” says Eliza. “I would like to be as good as she was in so many ways and so I strive to be more like her, sensitive to my surroundings, sensitive to the people WHILE Ruth Killam Massey would create in her home studio, sketched with friends and enjoyed working while in the room, interested in other people, to have a perceptive eye for things and humility —all of those things that were so wonderful.” travelling abroad, Hernando Island was a constant muse.
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CALENDAR From page 28 Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Mark Battersby Wednesday, Feb. 13 at 7 p.m. Topic: Is love all biology? If it is, what are the implications? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. Capilano Universe Lecture Series — The Medium’s Apprentice: Dr. Leonard George of Capilano University’s psychology department will discuss his exploration of spiritualism from the inside Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-8:45 p.m. Free. Author Reading: Robert Janning will read from his recently self-published ﬁrst book Westcoast Reign: The British Columbia Soccer Championships, 1892-1905 Thursday, Jan. 31, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration required: 604-987-0286, ext. 8144. Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon Theatre: 200-333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The North Shore Community Arts Council will screen Canadian, independent and foreign ﬁlms throughout the fall, winter and spring. Still will play Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: nvartscouncil. ca/events/north-shore-international-ﬁlm-series or 604-9886844. 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. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the ﬁrst Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. Artists Conﬁdential: A conversation with violinist Mark Fewer Tuesday, Jan. 15 at 10:30 a.m. Free. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, Jan. 18 at 10:30 a.m. Topic: What effect do party and special interest fundraising have on the U.S. and Canadian democratic systems? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. The Chamber Music Companion: Keith Lawrence will explore piano quartets by Brahms, Mozart and Schumann Mondays, Jan. 21, 28, Feb. 4, 18 and 25, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Artists Conﬁdential: A conversation with drummer Dan Brubeck Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Free. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell.
THE Mozzy Lane Band, featuring Victor Cullihall and Roberta (Bobbi) Stubbs, perform at The Roxy on Saturday, Jan. 20. The North Shore band are currently recording a new CD, Stay Tuned. For more information visit mozzymusic.com.
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AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys
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 TuesdaySaturday.$0 corkage Tuesday, Wednesday,Thursday in January. 1735 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-2583 www.blueeyedmarys.com
Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night. Come for the good food, stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours. Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880. 1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$
For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse. Larson Station West Coast Bistro, a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility,tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course. LIVE MUSIC Fridays BRUNCH on weekends.Family friendly & casual, with ﬂavours of the West Coast. 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778.279.8874
The Salmon House
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322
Neighbourhood Noodles House
North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about. 1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com
An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$
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
1373 Marine Dr. (2nd ﬂr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
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
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
RESERVE YOUR HOLIDAY PARTY AT THE BEAR WHILE SPACE IS AVAILABLE. Black Bear – An award winning pub that offers weekly and daily food specials, featured drinks, prizes plus a full, kid friendly Take-Out menu. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook and Twitter. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view. 86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087
Village Tap House
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
The best ﬁsh & chips on the North Shore! Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$
The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore. International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416
THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner. 1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com
WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill
Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu.From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad,clam chowder, king crab,steaks,seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com
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ESTHER (HETTE) HARTWIG Mar. 29, 1911 - Jan. 10, 2008 MOM If Love could have saved you, You would have lived for ever! Love and Miss You Daughter Glenda (Rich) & Family
BAKER, Wallace ‘Wally’ Miles Sunrise June 12, 1962 – Sunset January 7, 2013 Wally passed peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by the love of his family and friends. We will miss his tremendous smile and the respect and dignity he gave to everyone he would meet on his daily journeys. Wallace will be greatly missed by his father Eugene ‘Gino’ Edward Baker; sons Keith Wallace Point (Melissa) and Kameron Gyle Wallace Baker George and granddaughters, Amelia, Ashley and Aurora Point. Wallace is also survived by his brothers Robert Campbell (MJ), Derryl Baker (Laverne), Douglas Campbell Baker; sisters Sharon, Maureen (Pete) and Charlene Baker (Hector); and nephews and nieces Becky and Chief Ian Campbell, Lelanie, Derryl, Janet, Caroline, Cassandra and Jeremiah Baker, Leanne Paul and Lindsay Baker-Hubley and many loving relatives and dear friends. A prayer service has been arranged for 7:00 pm on January 10, 2013 and a funeral service at 10:00 am on Friday, January 11, 2013 both at Totem Hall, 1380 Stawamus Road, Highway 99, Squamish, BC. On line condolences can be found at www.squamishfunerals.com
CRUZ - Sergio March 1948 - December 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Sergio S. Cruz. Sergio passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife, children and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the many friends and extended family for their love and concern. A very special thank you to Sergio and Nina’s coworkers from 6-West at Lions Gate Hospital and the entire hospital staff for their support. A Celebration of Life and Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, located at 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC, January 19, 2013 at 9:00 am. A reception will follow at 11:00 am at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.
CZERECH, Joan Laura (nee Burges) Born London, England, 1919. Survived the Blitz in the 40’s. Lover of life, world traveler. Chose Canada as her adopted country. Last of “The Greatest Generation”. Rest in Peace.
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BLORE, George Passed away peacefully on December 31, 2012 at the age of 91 in West Vancouver BC. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Blore (nee Denman) sister Mildred Forbes, and brothers Bill and Charlie. George is survived by his sister Doris, his wife Beth (nee Gooden), daughters Kathy (Mark Payne), Penny Mangan (Patrick), son Chris Blore and step son Doug Bell (Cath), grandchildren Cameron, Robyn, Kendra, Kyle, Kathryn, Jamie, Nick and Mark and great grandchildren Nathaniel, Jesmeray, Olivia and Isaac. George was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He joined Imperial Oil in Regina in1939 and then joined the RCAF in 1939 where he served overseas in India and Burma with the 437th Squadron during WWII. Upon his discharge, he moved to Vancouver and resumed working for Imperial Oil until his retirement in 1983. George moved to West Vancouver in 1956, coached Little League baseball, many minor hockey teams (as an original member of the Capilano Winter Club) including the Nor Wes Caps Junior hockey team. In his 50’s George joined the downtown YMCA to train and began to run marathons, including Vancouver, Hawaii and London, England. George later joined the Seymour Golf and Country Club where he and Beth enjoyed their golf. George was an avid sports fan who was an original BC Lions ticket holder and original Canucks season ticket holder. For a few years George was a minor official for the Canucks where he proudly wore his NHL jacket as a goal judge. The family would like to thank the staff at the Inglewood Care Centre who took such great care of George in the past year. It was George’s wish that there be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 27th at Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. We will be serving tea and peanut butter & honey sandwiches! In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or the Vancouver YMCA would be greatly appreciated.
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HEMPSALL - Colin John 1919 - 2012
JAY - Kan Chee 6th Nov. 1929 - 3rd Jan. 2013
We announce with deep sadness the death of Colin Hempsall on December 29th at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. Colin is survived by his daughters Barbara (Martin) of Ganges, Shelley (Gordon) of Westbank, his brother Leslie (Ellen) of White Rock and his devoted wife Ruth. Colin was born and educated in Vancouver. He served in the R.C.A.F. during WWII and upon discharge in 1945 attended the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art and Design). Colin’s creative ability combined with his painting and writing skills attracted him to a career in advertising where he remained until deciding to fulfill his life-long dream of ocean sailing. He purchased the hull of a 41 foot ketch and spent the next five years completing the interior and rigging. At the age of 59 he left from the West Vancouver Yacht Club on a single handed voyage to Hawaii, Samoa and Tonga before starting the long journey home. On his return he began a successful career as an artist. Many of his paintings reflect his love of the sea and sailing. He was a Honourary Life Member of the West Vancouver Yacht Club. His family extends most grateful thanks to Dr. Wayne Smith for his many years of care and sound advice. Also, special thanks to the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre, especially Vilma, Arlene and Billie who attended to Colin with great kindness. At Colin’s request there will be no service. Donations in Colin’s name to the Corinthian Fund of the West Vancouver Yacht Club would be greatly appreciated.
It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved mother, wife, grandmother, great grandmother, sister, aunt and great aunt to numerous great nieces and nephews. Kan was born in China in 1929 and was the eldest of four children. She went to live in Hong Kong in 1956 before immigrating to Canada in 1958 and settled in Vancouver with her husband. She worked as a store keeper, house wife and full time mom to six children. In 1972 the family moved to the North Shore which became her final home. She became well known in the neighbourhood for her pleasant and quiet personality plus her long hours and hard work in the William Store. She enjoyed gardening, being outdoors and helping with the younger members of the family to whom she was totally dedicated. In her later years she travelled to China, Europe, South America, the Caribbean and Alaska. Kan was always active, walking at least an hour every day until the day before Christmas Eve when she had a brain hemorrhage resulting in terminal illness. She passed away peacefully surrounded by family and friends at Lions Gate hospital ten days later. She will be remembered for her relentless dedication to her family and peaceful temperament. Kan’s family would like to convey a special thank you to Dr. A. Cheng, Dr. Cameron, the fire department and emergency paramedics, plus all the staff at Lions Gate Hospital involved in her care. A memorial service will be held at 10:00am on Saturday, January 12th for family and close friends at the Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be greatly appreciated.
POSKITT, Irene Apr 04, 1916 - Jan 01, 2013 Irene passed away peacefully at age 96, surrounded by family. She is predeceased by her beloved husband, Edward Guy Poskitt, and by her dear siblings Muriel, Cyril, Dorothy, and Audrey. Mother will be remembered with deep love and gratitude by her sons and daughters: David (Anthea), Julie, Patti (Kirk), and Mark, and by her grandchildren Lucy, Nicola, Carmen and Ben. Irene was a beacon of encouragement and joy, and an example of skill, verve and courage for hundreds of students of art, calligraphy, and life. Her family, many friends, and an assortment of creatures great and small were nourished in the warm light and fresh air of her wisdom, generosity, and unfailing belief in the uniqueness and beauty of every individual. Many will remember Irene from her teaching activities on the North Shore and in Vancouver, and from the summer neighbourhood she loved at Point Roberts, WA. We thank Cedarview Lodge where she spent her final years charming all. Most of all we extend our affection and endless thanks to her caregiver Bella for her loyal and loving companionship to Mom throughout her last years. Irene implored all to believe: "You are LOVED." If you have received inspiration from her, please consider a donation to a charity where Irene’s legacy of encouragement and kindness will be passed along. RIGBY, David John June 11, 1955 - Dec 13, 2012 Only when you drink from the river of silence, shall you indeed sing. And when you have reached the mountain tops, then you shall beging to climb. And when the earth shall claim your limbs, then you shall truly dance.
SAYLE, George Robert
Passed away suddenly at home in the early hours of December 22, 2012. George was the middle child of Charles and Annie Sayle, brother to Charles (Margit) and Ralph (Tina). He was predeceased by his loving wife Kazuko (January 17, 2008) of 49 years. They had 3 sons, Robert (Derry), David (Kimberly) and Christopher, several grandchildren and a loving and caring extended family. In the week of his passing he became a Great Grandfather twice in three days. George was born in 1934 in Edmonton, Alberta. When he was a year old, the family moved to Vancouver to get away from the harsh winters. He spent his youth living two blocks away from Kitsilano Beach, graduating from Kitsilano High School in 1951. After a summer or two working on the CPR and CNR coastal steamers, he enlisted and served 3 years in the RCAF in a number of bases all in Canada. As a youth in Kits, he and his local friends were very active in Cubs, Scouts and Rovers. He was an adult Rover Leader in North Vancouver for many years. George will be dearly missed by all who loved and cared for him. A memorial service will be held in his honor at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver on Sunday January 13, 2013 at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers donations to the Heart and Stroke Foundation would be appreciated. “If we live in the hearts we leave behind we do not die” Author: Thomas Campbell
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SWIFT, Raymond Henry Arthur
Our adored ‘Poppi’ passed away at the age of 87 on December 28th, 2012. Poppi loved sports and in his youth was passionate about baseball and basketball, often reminiscing about once playing the Harlem Globetrotters. Always active, he continued curling and golfing well into his 80s. Music was another of our Poppi’s Passions; often bursting into song and performing his Al Jolson act. Poppi’s quick smile and joie de vive brightened the lives of all who knew him. He will be lovingly remembered by wife Ruth, stepdaughters Carole Nanson and Julie Rogers (Peter McLean), his grandchildren Noel, Trevor and Anna, his extended family and his faithful morning coffee buddies. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of 4E & 4W at Lions Gate Hospital for their tremendous kindness and dedication. No service upon request, but a tea will be held in March to celebrate the love and joy that Poppi brought into all our lives. In lieu of flowers, donations to Athletics 4 Kids (a4k.ca) are welcomed. …I’d walk a million miles for one of your smiles….
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MCGREGOR, Jane Thompson (nee Hall)
Our precious 95 year old mom, grandma, great grandma, sister and friend passed away peacefully on January 4th 2013 surrounded by family. Lovingly remembered by daughter Anne and Rick, grandchildren Joy and Matt, Claire and Martin, John, great grandson Quin and brother Bill. She was predeceased by her dear husband Hugh in 1976. Always a lady, she shared generously and received graciously. A celebration of Jane’s life will be held at 2pm on Saturday January 12 at St Andrew’s and St Stephen’s Presbyterian Church, 2641 Chesterfield Avenue, North Vancouver. Thank you to Dr. Paul Sugar for his compassionate care and to the staff of Evergreen House. She will be forever missed and remembered, and her spirit will live on through those who knew her.
SKIPPER - Brian Hall Jan. 3, 1961- Jan. 1, 2013 It is with saddened hearts we announce the passing of Brian after a short battle with cancer. He peacefully slipped away in the early morning with his wife by his side.He will be remembered by his wife Dawne, family and many great friends. Born and raised on a houseboat in Coal Harbour, he continued his love of the water working for Tymac. His great passion was building model boats, working in the garden and playing shuffleboard at the club. Friends are welcome to share memories and lift a glass to Brian at the Army and Navy Club, 119 3rd St. E North Vancouver on Sunday, January 13th at 1:00pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the North Shore Hospice (www.northshorehospice.ca)
TIETZ, Grace, Lorraine Mar 30, 1939 - Dec 27, 2012 Grace has passed away after a courageous battle with cancer. She is survived by her husband John, her sons John and Chris, daughter-in-law Sandy and a huge extended family of loving friends. Grace was born in Port Angeles, Washington and attended Pacific Lutheran University, where she received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Education. Grace immigrated to Canada in 1966 and she and John settled down to raise their children. She soon started her own business, following her passion for music. A gifted and patient teacher, she taught music from her home for many years. She was involved with the WV Senior Centre and also participated in / taught many other groups over the years. Grace loved her little house where she lived happily with her family. She was always interested in people, loved her church and had many friends. Grace will be greatly missed by those that knew and loved her. She was a a beacon of kindness, had a zest for life and wanted everyone to know that she had a lot of fun with all of us. In lieu of flowers, please donate to fight cancer or to The North Shore Hospice. A celebration of Grace’s life will be held on Saturday, January 12 at 2pm, Saint Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 - 22nd Street, West Vancouver.
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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 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 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800
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
NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399
FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459
A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H
FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948
TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193
FREE Sofa. Small & Boyce sofa. 94 inches long. Must pick up. 604-760-3675
WELCOME WAGON offers parttime career opportunity in your Lonsdale neighbourhood. Must have car/computer. Call Pat at 604-596-8577
Job Listings, From A-Z
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
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some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certiﬁcation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD).
Over 92% of our grads are employed in their ﬁeld of study within 6 months of graduation.
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From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll ﬁnd it in the Employment Section.
WESLO TREADMILL, folds up for storage $200. Healthware stationary bike $50. 604-986-5444
STORE MANAGER Lee Valley Tools
TWO Entertainment Units Black 4ftx4ft, Maple color 5ft H x 3ft W, w/doors. 778-223-7514
is accepting applications for Store Manager. We are looking for retail management experience with woodworking and/or gardening knowledge. Must have the ability to foster excellent customer service and maintain good staff relationships while working in a fastpaced environment. Please send cover letter and resume to Kathy Somerville, Director of Retail Store Operations by Thursday January 17, 2013 email: email@example.com or fax: 780-489-9810
collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine
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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.
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Lost & Found
PAY OFF POST HOLIDAY BILLS
Lost & Found
FOUND MARIN Mnt Bike, Lynn Valley/Mnt Hwy, 2 weeks ago, call to identify, 604-984-3335
North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112
LOST KEYS on fob, 1 key very unique, North or West Van, last 4-5 wks. Call 604-809-1595
FOUND EARRING near Grand Blvd Jan 9. Call 778-340-0490
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Daycare Space Open Now for 3-5yrs: $695/mo. Also 1-2yrs, ECE Staff ★604-929-5799
JACK Russell Terrier 7yrs old deaf; only pet home; no children $250. email@example.com
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
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SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.
ADORABLE Lab Puppies for Sale Chocolate, Yellow and Black. Vet checked, vaccinated and dewormed. Ready to go Jan. 14. $650. 604-796-8485
LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com
Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089
ARGENTINE DOGO only 4 girls left, ready next week, 1st shots dewormed. $1200. 604-997-7911
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.
Golden Retriever X Golden Lab 1st shots, ready Jan 21, to good homes. $500. 604-951-0567 P/B MINIATURE Schnauzers, $500 born Dec 19, 2 wht, 3 salt & pepper, 1 blk, tails docked, dewormed 1-250-710-8972
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NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571
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NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584
TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
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$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS NOTICE is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the estate of ALFRED GERHARD MERTIN, deceased, formerly of North Vancouver, B.C, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the Executor, Virginia Steeves, at 1057 Heritage Blvd, North Vancouver B.C., before the date of February 8, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have been received. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: The Estate of THOMAS ALBERT BUXTON, deceased, formerly of 823 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, British Columbia Creditors and others having claims against the estate of THOMAS ALBERT BUXTON are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Lesli Maureen Stoddart, c/o BMO Trust Company, at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, PO Box 49500 Vancouver, BC, V7X 1L7 on or before February 11, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executrix then has notice. NOTICE of Foreclosure is hereby given that on Sunday, January 13th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at 219 Mackay Rd. North Vancouver, B.C., V7P 3N6, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name......................Unit # Veronica Miguel # 0832
2BDRM/ 2BTH 1307 - 235 Guildford Way, Port Moody Fantastic Views! Floor to Ceiling Windows! 1242 sq.ft. floorplan. 2 s/s parking stalls! Walk to shops, parks & transit! Call Candace Cappellaro, Prudential Sterling Realty 604-421-1010. $469,900
INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642
STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543
BASSETTE HOUND male puppy, tri color CKC reg, micro chip, born Oct 13th, 2012, all shots, dewormed, $1000, 604-820-2629
REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879
Cares! AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, 4 females/ 2 males left, $800 each, 604-230-1999
HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!
From the City to the Valley
GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576
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AUCTION CALENDAR 2020
GIANT AUCTION A / RESTAURANT EQUIPMENT UC T FOOD N TIO • * BAILIFF SEIZURES * GENERAL CONSIGNORS A GI * SEVERAL RESTAURANTS * PIZZA & BAKERY EQUIPMENT N * CAFÉ & DELI DISPLAY CASES * NEW & USED REFRIGERATION
SATURDAY, JANUARY 19TH @ 10 AM
Viewing: Friday – 9 am ‘til 4:30 pm –and- Saturday – 9 am ‘til Auction Time
FEATURING: MIDDLEBY MARSHALL & LINCOLN IMPINGER DBL STACK GAS PIZZA OVENS ♦ NEW & USED PIZZA PREP TABLES ♦ DECK OVENS ♦SHEETERS ♦ UNUSED DOYON RACK OVEN ♦ DOYON RACK 2 DR PROOFER ♦ PIZZA DISPLAY CASES ♦ DOUGH MIXERS 30 / 60 QTS ♦CONVECTION OVENS ♦ BAKERY & SWEET DISPLAY CASES ♦ DELI & MEAT EQUIPMENT ♦ NEW & USED REFRIGERATION ♦ GROCERY & PRODUCE EQUIPMENT ♦ TABLES & CHAIRS ♦ BOOTH SEATING ♦ WALK-IN COOLERS & FREEZERS ♦ TABLES & CHAIRS ♦ BULK BINS ♦ MEAT SLICERS ♦ POTS & PANS ♦ RANGES & STOVES plus much more…. All on the Auction Block ….
2720 No. 5 Road, Richmond, B.C.
PLEASE VISIT LOVE’S WEBSITE FOR IMAGES & COMPLETE DETAILS: www.lovesauctions.com
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REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page
For Sale by Owner
Houses - Sale
Houses - Sale
Houses - Sale
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
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
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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
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563 W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554
11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640
211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607
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
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958
528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043 CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
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
Vancouver East Side
PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511
Lots & Acreage
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613 FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
Out Of Town Property
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5556
Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608 SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
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CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663
GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
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 email@example.com
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
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604.630.3300 132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
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
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
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
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
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
Real Estate Investment
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
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CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
BAJA, MEXICO Custom built seaside homes starting at $79,000. 800-409-6320 thecovecommunity.com
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
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TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
Ladner/ South Delta
For Sale by Owner
Houses - Sale
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UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see uSELLaHOME.com id5616
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
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PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756
Apartments & Condos
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LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1630
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caprent.com
2 BR, $1190, Feb 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
1 BDRM Beautiful Deep Cove heat, h/w & prkg. ns/np, avail Now, $800/mo, 604-929-8819 1 BDRM reno’d, soaker tub, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s Feb 1 $900 604-904-9507 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 1 BR, 700 sq ft, newer condo on Ravenwoods. Storage, f/p, d/w, w/d, prkg, fitness centre, lg patio. N/s, $1400 778-847-1311 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
1 BR AVAIL FEB 1. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1175, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272
1 BR Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. avail now $1,050 604-986-3700 1BR $870 16/St George, lrg, view, incl ht & 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 $1125, Feb 1 & Mar 1, central Lonsdale, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, large, new reno’d, hw flrs, bright avail Now, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 2BR $1050, Now or Jan 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501
3 BR’s $1450 & $1525, hardwood flrs, incls heat, hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. No Pets, refs, avail Jan 31st, 778-320-1554 BACH: UPDATED Bsmt unit in a nice quiet building. $725/month includes heat, H/W & hydro. N/s, 604-726-4884; 604-726-4884 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 604-363-4322 Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Feb 1, 604-202-3458
145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Feb 1) 1 BR (Avail Now) 2 BR (Avail Now & Feb 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $850 ★ Large 2 BR $1460 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1295 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406 Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Feb 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
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Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
West Van Apt. Rentals
WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
1 BDRM/1 BATH DUNDARAVE VILLAGE Large apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No pets. Available immediately. $1200/month. Call 604-922-0181 or email info@ pr-insurance.ca for more info. 2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment
DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - 2 BR semi waterfront $1975 - 2 BR seaside cottage $2325
Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, h/w flrs, $4600/m, 3 bdrm, walk to seawall, $3600/m, 604-319-7674
PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Feb 1. By appt. 604-921-7800 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Feb 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
Park Royal Towers
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included
1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
1 BDRM, $875 inc utils, net, cbl, shd w/d, ns, np, suits 1, Queensbury Keith, NOW, 604-986-8443
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
WEST VAN furnished office space with north-facing balcony and shared waiting room available for quiet consultant in professional building. $900/mo utilities included. 604-921-9547
2 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449 4th PERSON to share 4 br house nr LGH, suit wrkg person, Jan 15, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257
1 BR, AMBLESIDE, np ns, own entry, w/d, furnace, suits 1, Feb 1. $1000 incls utils. 604-925-4231 1 BR large ste, 5 min walk to Park Royal & beach, w/d, covered deck, own entry/prkg. $1200 neg. incl utils & internet 604-698-5347 2 BR, gas fp, laundry 1000sf, new, $1500+util, nr 2nd Narrows, river/trails, immed 604-929-4824 2 BR ste, St Georges & 4th, bright, in new home, 1 bath, own laundry/entry, suits 2, ns np. $1350 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-895-2010, 604-904-3421
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
2 BR, WVan, bright, quiet, close to bus, trails , dw/wd/patio, ns, suits 1 or wrkg couple, cbl/net $1500+util Feb1, 604-764-1881
W Van, 2 BR, 2bath garden lvl of house, priv, n/s, Feb 1, $2200 incls utils, inste wd, 604-317-3608
Houses - Rent
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
4 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 prkng spot, cls to school, bus, mall, $1850+util 604-562-2710 604-987-1844
2 BDRM/1 BTH Ground Level Suite. Shared W/D, near Westview. Avail Feb 1. $1400 +1/3 util. 604-657-0214
4 BDRM, 2 bath, rec rm, f/p, 5 appls, ns/np, N Van, $1800/mo, avail Now, 604-988-3206
3 BR, 2 full ba, West Van, ground flr ste, w/d, good cond, bright, nr schools/bus, $3000, Avail Feb 1, 778-279-1221 or 778-242-8575.
Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment
195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER Studio - $1250 1 BR - $1900 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.
AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS
Studio (Avail Feb 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Feb 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now), 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
AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553 BRITISH PROPERTIES. 4 bdrm 2 bath, view, Swimming Pool, on prestigious Lower Eyremount Dr, $3650 604-715-2536 Caulfeild View, 2000sf open plan, 3 BR, 2 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Now, ns, pet negot. $2800 +utils, 604-926-3630
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322
3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620 EDGEMONT, LG 2 bdrm bsmt ste new house$1400 inc hydro/ ldry, avail Now, 604-616-6443
COZY 1 bdrm log cabin, view, lrg sundeck, organic veg garden. $800 inc util, np/ns, no bbq Upper Lonsdale 604-988-3852 DUNDARAVE CHARACTER home lrg crnr lot, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, A v a i l F e b 1 $3 1 0 0 m n t h 1-604-223-1150 email@example.com SEASIDE VIEW Home, 3 BED/ 3BATH, West Van, $3500/m. Patrick O’Donnell, Personal Real Estate Corporation 604-839-3863
Dreaming of a New Home?
2 BDRM near CapU. W/D, dishwasher, storage, pets OK. $1,600/m. firstname.lastname@example.org
3 BR, w/d, d/w, hardwood, unfinished bsmt, near 2nd Narrows bridge, 2 prkg, $1800 + utils, avail now. 604-319-0362 3BDRM 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus, shops, n/p, $1850. 604-998-2259
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 Check the Real estate section.
To advertise call 604-630-3300
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2, 3 & 4 BR stes, avail Feb 1st Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
Houses - Rent
2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384
935 Marine Drive
Wanted To Rent
Looking for Parking Spot to rent around 15th and Lonsdale area. Please call 778-628-1118.
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HOME SERVICES 8015
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com
ANNA CLEANING SERVICES
Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714 CLEANING PERSON avail Mon, Thurs & Sat. Reliable, 15 yrs exp. Excellent refs 604-990-5307 METICULOUS EUROPEAN cleaner/housekeeper has 2 openings, 18yrs exp, 604-788-4999 Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546
N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495
TODAY'S SUDOKU ANSWERS
GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322
WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476
NEXT LEVEL Drywall. Boarding Taping, Finishing. Call Mathieu for free estimate 778-788-0622
A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332
Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
Windows & Power Washing Time To Clean Your Gutters • Gutter Cleaning • Moss Removal • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate
Work Done by Professionals
604-723-2526 windowmansteve @gmail.com
AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES
NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*)
WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee
*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS
LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Sofﬁts & Siding New Construction & Renovations
Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com
WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105
CAPILANO HANDYMAN Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting, Demolition, Gardening and more
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
List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.
SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465
Pro Gas NORTH SHORE Furnaces • Boilers • Gas ﬁtting • Heat Pumps • Service & Installation 604-925-1341 • www.progas.ca
Lawn & Garden
A.A. BEST PRO
GARDEN SERVICES LTD.
Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. Buy with confidence!
*some conditions apply
Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.
Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.
One low price includes one newspaper ad in 2 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do that! Forget updating ads. Forget monitoring. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Call or book online now!
TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667 Winter clean up, gutter cleaning, junk removal, tree pick-up, snow clearing, odd jobs 604-657-7532
Oil Tank Removal
TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234
Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers
HAVE PARTNERED TO BRING YOU THE
3 ROOM SPECIAL $ .00
Renovations & Home Improvement
BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272
To advertise in Real Estate call
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560
All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357
Includes 3 gallons of
PREMIUM CLASSIC PAINT
LOW COST Prof Handyman Plumbing, Electrical, Carpentry, Ceramic Tile, Drywall, Painting, Kitchen & Bathroom Reno’s. Insured. WCB. ★ 604-763-7921
SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING
Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863
Call Todd for details J
778-858-5793 PS Painting and Powerwashing, $159/room. 20 yrs exp. Free est. Ask for Peter A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 PAINTING AND WALLPAPER Free Estimate Tel: 604-219-0666
SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192 www.olmani.ca
METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936
ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS
★ 24 / 7 ★ ❑ Senior’s Discount ❑ Military Discount ❑ Same Day Hot Water Tank ❑ No Job Too Small ❑ Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca
Rubbish Removal Disposal & Recycling Trips start at
★ Sundecks & Stairs ★ Form work, Int/Ext finishing ★Mike 604-290-3082★
AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES
NO HST! til Feb.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
B i n s f ro m 5 - 3 0 y a rd s a v a i l .
10% OFF with this ad w w w.student worksdisposal.com
A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175
A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343 AandWesTile.com
PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, Bath Reno’s. Santo 778-235-1772
*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer
TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery
ROOFING & DRAINS We’ve got you covered
★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com
• Liability Insurance • A Rating BBB • WCB
Call Sean Today
Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695
THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913
604 451 0225
PLUMBING & DRAINAGE
North West Roofing & Renovations Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530
• Cedar Shakes • Flat Rooﬁng • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance
We accept Visa, MC, Amex
Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469
Craig Can’t Do That.
A N D
Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560
• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Rooﬁng & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard
8130 Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306
175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver
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
ALL THINGS IN FABRIC is having a Custom Tailored Slip Cover Sale 25% off til Feb 15. 604-376-4140 • Lower Lonsdale
LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS Since 1983 FROM DESIGN TO FINISH
Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!
H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452
SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING SKYLIGHTS CHIMNEYS GUTTERS REPAIRS Free Estimates – Fully insured Senior discounts
Call Brian Gale 604-985-9214
TRUSTED ON THE NORTH SHORE FOR OVER 30 YEARS
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION
Find it in the Real Estate Section.
FF 15% O TODAY!
To advertise call
WEST SIDE ROOFING
Friday, January 11, 2013 - North Shore News - A37
Sports & Imports
YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!
Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?
We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Collectibles & Classics
1994 NISSAN Maxima, auto, 4 dr, all power options, new front brakes/tires $2200 604-929-1907 1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993 2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
Scrap Car Removal
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.
1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596
SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486
1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564
12 CHEV SONIC LS
10 CADILLAC SRX
STK 951430 WAS $14,900
STK 951190 WAS $38,900
AWD, NAV, DVD, loaded.
10 MERCEDES C300
12 AUDI A3 TDI PROGRESSIV
4matic, fully appointed.
Leather, auto, loaded, only 8,000kms. STK 951660
STK 951610 WAS $29,900
WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM 2002 Acura MDX AWD, Only 99,000kms $12,850 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro, 76,000kms $12,850 2004 BMW 325i, 4dr Sedan, Only 52,000kms $13,850 2006 Toyota Camry, 77,600kms $12,850 2007 Toyota Yaris, 52,000kms $9,850 2005 Mazda 3, 5spd, 98,000kms $6,850 2003 Honda Accord Coupe, 90,000kms $9,850 1992 Lexus LS400, 131,000kms $5,850
24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961
1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $8500 obo. 778-889-3459
11 CHEV TAHOE LT HYBRID Nav, DVD, 4x4, loaded. STK 951410 WAS $46,900
11 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2
AWD, loaded. Stk 9949910 WAS $38,900
12 GMC ACADIA AWD
12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD
STK 950850 WAS $35,900
NAV, sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680
8 pass, loaded.
12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT
09 DODGE JOURNEY SE
11 CHEV SILVERADO 4X4
08 CHEV MALIBU LT
Stk 951550 WAS $39,900
Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022
4x4, 9 pass, leather, loaded.
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 email@example.com 2500 LTZ, fully loaded.
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
12 FORD ESCAPE XLT
Stk 951620 WAS $23,900
Auto, a/c, loaded.
04 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB
08 CHEV TAHOE 4X4
STK 8G56302 WAS $17,900
Stk 951490 WAS $27,900
8pass, leather, mint.
Duramax diesel, rare 5 speed.
NOW $14,900 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
10 FORD F150 XLT
S/cab, 4x4, only 51,000kms. STK 951670
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections
NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL
Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada 2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051
2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
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THE 2013 Honda Civic features some drastic revisions that distance it from the 2012 model that was panned by critics as being unexciting. The new model is more reﬁned, stylish and sporty.
2013 Honda Civic
Honda revisits the Civic
Malcolm Gunn Contributing Writer
Columnist Brendan McAleer reviews the 2013 BMW 328i xDrive in next week’s Rev.
WELL, there’s nothing like a verbal poke in the eye to get your undivided attention. Not all that long ago, Honda announced the mid-2011 arrival of its 2012-model-year Civic. Fans of the brand seemed pleased, as evidenced by the upwardly pointing sales charts. However, the press and a certain advertising-free consumer magazine gave Honda a rough ride, reporting that the Civic had an uninspired look, unexciting handling and plasticky interior. Now, most automakers would have simply ignored those comments. Not so, Honda. Whether motivated by its competitive instincts or by a desire to simply do better (or both), it’s
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introducing a heavily revised 2013 Civic sedan well ahead of schedule. What a difference just a single model year makes. Although the lower-volume Civic coupe has been generally left alone, the sedan’s adjustments include completely new front and rear bodywork encompassing a more prominent grille, restyled hood and new fog and corner lights. At the opposite end, a reshaped trunk lid and bumper are ﬂanked by a fresh set of taillights. Additionally, all trim levels feature new wheel designs. The alterations don’t dramatically change the sedan’s appearance, but they do give it an unmistakably classier look, which is a good thing when competing for the hearts and wallets of compact car customers. Structurally, changes have been initiated to improve the Civic’s front-end collision protection, especially at each
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Rapid makeover should keep Civic as a top-seller From page 38
If it wasn’t for its carryover powertrains, the 2013 Civic might have earned itself totally new-model status. Back again is the standard 140 horsepower 1.8-litre four-cylinder engine with the optional 201 h.p. 2.4-litre four-cylinder repeating in the performance-oriented Si. The gas-electric Civic Hybrid’s powertrain, which is rated at 110 h.p., is unaltered. As before, the base powerplant can be mated to a ﬁve-speed manual transmission or optional ﬁve-speed
THE plasticky interior components of the 2012 Civic have mostly been replaced with more stylish, soft-touch materials.
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premium audio system and a power moonroof while the Touring offers leather seats (heated in front), navigation system and a rearview camera. It could be argued that the newly energized Civic sedan is the car that Honda should have introduced for 2012, but at least the quick response in addressing concerns will impress the legions of Civic supporters and prove the automaker’s ability to make rapid change. The specs: 2013 Honda Civic sedan Type: Four-door, front-wheeldrive compact sedan Engines: 1.8-litre SOHC I4 (140 h.p.); 2.4-litre DOHC I4 (201 h.p.) Transmissions: Five-speed manual; ﬁve-speed automatic
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THE Aston-Martin brand celebrates its 100th birthday this year, having lasted through two world wars and numerous changes in ownership.
give carmaker cachet From page 38
gasped happily. And there it was, the most-famous movie car of them all. A silver screen icon that made its debut the same year as Dame Judi Dench, ensuring that it would always be forever linked with one of the most successful movie franchises of all time. An Aston-Martin 1964 DB5. This year, Aston-Martin looks to celebrate 100 years of heritage. The silver DB5 piloted by Sean Connery’s Double-O-Sheven in ‘64s Goldﬁnger remains the most famous of the breed, but certainly not the best.
Things started, as with all the best British companies, in a shed. The eponymous Lionel Martin and the entrepreneurial Richard Bamford started off selling Singer cars in London, moving to build specially modiﬁed racing cars as Bamford and Martin right up until Lionel’s success in hill-climb races at Aston Clinton (hopefully a lightbulb went off in your head just there). Things developed rather slowly for the ﬂedgling English company because, as those of you with a historical bent will no doubt be aware, there was some mild unpleasantness with the See Aston-Martin page 43
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Aston-Martin still showing its class on the track Kaiser at the time. In fact, Bamford and Martin both signed up and went off to battle; both would survive the Great War, and so would their tiny company. After the war, Aston-Martin continued to operate at a very low volume, producing few competition models. Success most notably came around 1922 when A-M entered two cars in the French Grand Prix. Later, these models would set records at the Brooklands racing course. Despite the records, everything went pear-shaped around 1924, and the company ﬁled for bankruptcy. It was purchased by one Lady Charnwood, who placed her son on the board, and then the whole thing went bankrupt again within a year. Sounds like an episode of Downton Abbey I might actually watch. More investors, more ﬁnancial difﬁculties, but innovation and racing success as well. During the inter-war period, Augustus Bertelli produced several winning two-seater open cars that did well at Le Mans and the Mille Miglia. The company changed hands in ‘32 and then again in ‘36. And then, another bloody World War. As with many domestic British manufactures, Aston shifted their production to the war effort, building aircraft components — a bit of an echo in history here as the original Bamford & Martin machinery had gone to the Sopwith factory prior to the First World War. Once the Tommies had given Jerry a jolly good hiding, it was back to being on shaky ﬁnancial ground for Aston-Martin. But lo, a saviour appears: the dynamic, wealthy, and not-in-any-wayhumble Sir David Brown. Ever wonder where the letters “DB” come from in AstonMartin nomenclature? Well, now you know: we’re just lucky he didn’t call them the Daves. Sir David spent about 20,000 pounds to acquire Aston-Martin, and more than double that to pick up the similarly beleaguered Lagonda motor company. Lagonda was a small outﬁt founded by an American (horror!) near the turn of the century, and perhaps most valuable for having engine technology designed by W.O. Bentley — yes, that Bentley — who was a designer there in the mid-1930s. Combining the Aston-Martin nameplate and racing success with the 2.6-litre Bentley-designed engine resulted in further racing wins; most notably, the DB2 ensured itself a place in history by sweeping its class at Le Mans in 1951. While the racing cars continued to shine the lime-light on the winged Aston badge — the open-top DB3S would take its class at Le Mans from ‘55-’58 — the road-going models began to capture the public imagination. To the untrained eye, the DB Mark III might be mistaken for a number of other British postwar sporting coupes. Interestingly, it was a hatchback, but in many other respects, it was an evolution of the current style. The DB4, on the other hand, was something very different. With Italian styling and a 240 h.p., double-overhead-cam straight-six designed by Polish engineer Tadek Marek, the DB4 had both the looks and the shove to match. Of course, history has seen it somewhat eclipsed by the ﬁctional machine guns and ejector seat of the DB5 that replaced it. These were the salad days for Aston. The cars were as beautiful as they would ever be, the men driving the race cars were giants whose names would forever be writ upon the wall in gilt lettering (for instance, the irascible and semi-indestructible Sir Stirling Moss). An Aston was both a mark of impeccable taste, and possessed of a sporting heritage to match heavyweights like Ferrari and Alfa-Romeo. Once again, everything went sideways owing to a lack of money. At one point during the mid-’70s, Aston-Martin produced just 21 cars. The brutal V-8 Vantage provided a brief resurgence, appearing in The Living Daylights, but while that particular car remains one of my favourite Astons for its brutal, brooding, bareknuckle-boxer-in-a-Saville-Row-suit persona, it wasn’t enough to save the company. At the same time, for supreme weirdness, you couldn’t match the Lagonda sedan. This angular super-sedan debuted in 1976 and promptly melted the faces of onlookers with its avant-garde styling. Then it melted its own dashboard with its avant-garde on-board electronics. It’s either the worst car ever made, or one of the most interesting, depending how much of an optimist you are. The 1980s weren’t much better: investors came and went, with Ford buying a considerable share in the company. They would eventually take full control of the struggling Aston in the early ’90s. Ford was good for Aston, principally for the introduction of the DB7 — by 2002, the DB7 had sold more cars than all other DB models. V-12 power arrived in Vantage and Vanquish models at the turn of the millennium, and by 2003, the DB9 arrived to take Aston properly forward into a new age. Early DB9s are not without their foibles. Peel back the leather
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covering on an Aston key fob from the Ford Era, and you’ll ﬁnd it says “Volvo” underneath. While the styling was breathtaking, the parts-bin mentality was perhaps not. Riding on this wave of excitement, Aston returned to motor racing in 2005, once again in the Grand Touring class, once again at the historic Le Mans. Specialist outﬁt Prodrive was responsible for fettling the big, luxurious DB9s into racing trim. The chair of Prodrive, David Richards, would lead an investment consortium to take over Aston from Ford in 2007 — once again, a racing owner was at the helm. The “baby” Aston V-8 Vantage emerged, more accessible than the big cars and, to some eyes, even more shapely. The four-door Rapide launched in 2010. Bedecked in iconic blue and orange Gulf livery, a DBR9 clinched GT1 victory at the 24 hours of Le Mans. And now? Aston faces considerable challenges blending its racing pedigree and the demands placed on manufacturers for cleaner-running cars.
To even out the spread, they have the Cygnet, an Aston-badged Toyota iQ, and if you know your children’s stories, you’ll doubtless remember that the Ugly Duckling turned out to be a baby swan. Unfortunately, this one doesn’t grow up. Better yet is this year’s redesign of the DB9, with styling that is modernized, yet still timeless: 517 h.p. and reduced carbondioxide emissions doesn’t hurt either. The Vanquish also returns as the ultimate Aston GT, with performance only surpassed by the so-rare-its-irrelevant One-77 supercar. One hundred years later, Aston-Martin still soldiers on, having changed hands innumerable times, somehow survived recession and depression, boom and bust. Ready to get back to work, 007? No, no, the pleasure is all ours.
BrendanMcAleerisafreelancewriterandautomotiveenthusiast.Ifyou have a suggestion for a column please contact him at mcaleeronwheels@ gmail.com. Follow Brendan on Twitter: @brendan_mcaleer.
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