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Neptune plans to double coal export Critics point to dust, global warming
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A public relations battle is brewing over plans by North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals to potentially double the volume of coal it handles. Neptune currently has two applications in to Port Metro Vancouver, involving changing and upgrading equipment to allow coal trains to be unloaded faster at the terminal. If approved, the expansion plan would increase the terminal’s handling of metallurgical coal from current volumes of between eight and nine million tonnes annually to 18 million tonnes. Jim Belsheim, president of Neptune, says the terminal’s expansion will boost the local economy and create more than 180 new jobs. “We’re pretty proud of our project,” he said. But coal exports are increasingly coming under ﬁre from advocacy groups for both their effect on global warming and potential health impacts. NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld Recently, the Victoria-based Dogwood Initiative ran an A large bulldozer at Neptune Terminals pushes coal to a conveyor loading system for transfer to a waiting ship and export from Canada. automated telephone campaign Neptune hopes to double its coal-shipping capacity and add 180 jobs in doing so. that involved phoning about 11,000 households in North Vancouver to raise concerns about the planned coal expansion. The recorded message featured Dr. Erica Frank, a professor of public health at the University of British Columbia and climate change activist, talking about the project adding “a massive increase to trains near your neighbourhood” and voicing concerns about the Brent Richter But the Tsleil-Waututh, who were already steadfastly opposed health impacts of coal dust and diesel exhaust. to the company’s plan to twin the existing pipeline, says this email@example.com Frank said in the recording if expansion plans in both North puts even more undue risk on Burrard Inlet and the people and Vancouver and Delta go ahead, Vancouver will be “the largest PLANS to add even more capacity to Kinder wildlife who depend on it. exporter of coal in North America,” adding, “I wonder if anyone Morgan’s proposed Trans Mountain pipeline “If they are increasing the amount of barrels that are coming, asked you if you wanted this increase.” what’s next? They’ll have to increase either the size of the expansion to Burnaby earned a quick Belsheim said he’s “a little disappointed with the robocalls.” The condemnation from the Tsleil-Waututh Nation. tankers or the number of the tankers. If they have to increase recordings contain “misleading” information, such as the assertion the size of the tankers, does that mean dredging of the Second Neptune is building a new berth, said Belsheim. “We’re not,” he Kinder Morgan announced plans last week to add about 20 Narrows?” asked Carleen Thomas, elected councillor with the said. “Everyone’s entitled to their own opinion but not their own per cent more capacity to the pipeline it hopes to build from Tsleil-Waututh Nation. facts,” he added. Throughout the public consultations in 2012, Kinder Morgan Alberta to its shipping terminal on Burrard Inlet. Neptune has estimated the expansion would mean one additional The revised plans came after signing three new long-term had claimed it wanted a second pipeline to transport 750,000 contracts with shippers wanting to transport the diluted bitumen See Health page 3 to more lucrative Asian markets. See More page 3
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NV man questions assessments Area deﬁnitions appear to affect valuation Jane Seyd firstname.lastname@example.org
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ALAN Campbell lives on the east side of Sutherland Avenue. And that, he says, has made all the difference when it comes to a recent assessment of his property value. Campbell said after reading that home assessments on the North Shore had started to slip this year, he was surprised to discover his own assessment had gone up by about seven per cent — from $866,900 to $923,700. Campbell says his house is nothing special. “It’s old and it’s small,” he said. “It’s a basic rectangle built around 1960” — with less than 1,000 square feet on the main ﬂoor. “There’s no way anyone would pay $924,000 for this lot,” he said. NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld Campbell said he talked to friends in the real estate ALAN Campbell stands on the imaginary line on Sutherland Avenue in North Vancouver that divides two business, who advised him assessment areas. His home on the east side of the block received an assessment that increased by seven realistically his house would per cent over the previous year, while houses on the opposite side of the street saw their valuations decline. probably have sold for around their home at the number the assessment is,” he slumping market. $820,000 last July. Keith Collier, who lives on West Windsor Road said. That put his assessment about $100,000 too “If the owner feels they couldn’t sell their home near Delbrook said he was also surprised to ﬁnd the high, in his estimation. But the real surprise came when Campbell started assessment for his 1940s-era home up by about 15 for that value of July 1, they may have a point.” Owners have until Jan. 31 to speak with appraisers looking into the value of properties on the other per cent. “We haven’t done any changes,” he said of his and decide to ﬁle a formal appeal. side of the street — and realized they had actually When coming up with assessed values, assessors home. “We know for a fact house prices haven’t dropped in value. look at sales in the nearby area, municipal permits One house across the street from him fell one per jumped 15 per cent,” he added. Jim Gill, who lives nearby at 502 West Kings and zoning changes, and photographs similar to cent in value in the past year. Rd. in a two-bedroom bungalow, said he’s talked to Google’s street view, taken by a private contractor. Campbell said he doesn’t understand that. Assessors will also sometimes drive by properties “They’ll always go up or down in lockstep,” he about a dozen neighbours, who have all had increases of about 14 per cent. That translates into property to check on their condition, he said. “We do leave said of the assessed values on his street. Sutherland Avenue is an anomaly. The west side values going up by anywhere from $100,000 to the ofﬁce.” But ﬁguring out which recent sales their of the street is within the boundaries of the City of $200,000. Worried about a disproportionately high tax properties are being compared to is often confusing North Vancouver while the east side is within the increase, at least half a dozen neighbours in his block for homeowners, said Gill. District of North Vancouver. For instance, a house next door to him sold for The two sides of the street also theoretically sit are planning to appeal, he said. But even that presents challenges, he added, $1.3 million in May. But “it’s a very large custom in different neighbourhoods — Grand Boulevard on the west and Calverhall on the east — at least as because it’s difﬁcult to determine exactly how house,” he said. “I’m sort of at a loss as to how they come up with assessors come up with their numbers. deﬁned by assessors and real estate agents. Paul Borgo, deputy assessor for the area with these numbers.” But Campbell said the reality is homes on the Generally fewer than two per cent of owners street are very similar. “They draw a line to create B.C. Assessment, said in the Sutherland Avenue case, an arbitrary submarket,” he said. “Which makes no being in different legal communities could have an appeal their assessments. So far, that trend is holding impact on property values on different sides of the in North Vancouver, said Borgo. sense whatsoever.” Although most homeowners protest their Campbell reckons the increase could cost him as street. Assessors do look at sales in different sub-markets assessments are too high, a small number also appeal much as $400 extra in property taxes this year. He saying their assessments are too low, said Borgo. to come up with values, he said. plans to appeal his assessment. “At the end of the day, the real question the Those may be people looking to sell their property, Campbell isn’t the only person surprised to ﬁnd their property values up in a supposedly owner should be concerned with is could they sell or borrow money against its value, he said.
More capacity means 34 tankers a month
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barrels of diluted bitumen per day, more than double the current 300,000. But if the National Energy Board approves its latest expansion designs, that will climb to 890,000, according Mike Davies, Kinder Morgan spokesman. The announcement came without prior notice for Tsleil-Waututh leadership though it was not surprising, Thomas said. “We deﬁnitely ﬁgured it would be more than what they were saying initially,” she said. “And what’s to stop them from pushing for more barrels per day. One million? Two million? Where will it end?” For tanker trafﬁc, it means instead of the approximately ﬁve Aframax-size tankers that traverse the Second Narrows each month now, there will be upwards of 34, each with a capacity of 585,000 barrels. Under the previous plan, Kinder Morgan expected up to 25 tankers each month. “There’s no change of the size of the ships and we’re not asking for the narrows to be dredged as part of the project. Those things remain the same,” Davies said. Despite a change in application, the company doesn’t plan to restart its public consultations or to hold new public information meetings with up-todate information. The company held two open houses on the North Shore in
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November. The ﬁrst meetings were largely meant to introduce the project and begin taking feedback, which was a success, Davies said. “Our consultation program is ongoing so I don’t feel the need to repeat the sessions that we’ve had. Aside from the increase in the number of tankers, there’s not a huge change from the information that was provided,” he said The company never included the possibility of a higher capacity pipeline in its original public information because they didn’t want to create confusion, Davies said. Kinder Morgan plans to submit its application to the National Energy Board in late 2013, but it still has several hurtles to clear, including consultation with First Nations. But that will prove difﬁcult, as the Tsleil-Waututh have cut off communication with Kinder Morgan, according Thomas. There are “a couple” other bands along the pipeline route using the same tactic, Davies said. “We’re making great headway with the majority of the bands along our pipeline route. We’ve been running since 1953 and we have existing relationships with most of the bands,” he said. “We will continue to reach out to them and we continue to be interested in understanding directly their concerns about the project and to work with them to try to mitigate those.” Ultimately, the duty to consult with First Nations lies with the federal government, Davies added.
train coming into the terminal each day. But Belsheim said the trains come off the rail bridge and directly on to Neptune’s site where they are moved with a mechanical device run by electricity. Cars carrying coal are sprayed with a sealant when they are loaded to minimize coal dust, he said. “Coal is very safe,” he said. “That’s an important message to establish.” Belsheim said Neptune hosted an open house on the project attended by 600 people and has consulted the local neighbourhood extensively. “We’re pretty serious about wanting to be a good neighbour,” he said. Will Horter, executive director of the Dogwood Initiative that ran the anti-coal campaign, disputes that. “There’sverylittleknowledge of the plans of the port,” he said. Horter also doesn’t agree that coal is harmless. “There’s known health impacts in neighbourhoods,” he said. Coal trains have been shown to arrive at their destinations lighter than they depart, said Horter, because of all the coal dust that gets blown or washed away in transit. He added coal dust contains heavy metals that contribute to health problems and have been shown to be carcinogenic. Others are also concerned about the possible health impacts of the port’s coal expansion plans. Recently, the heads of two Metro Vancouver health authorities wrote to the port to ask that health authorities be formally recognized and consulted when plans are being considered. Horter said currently there is little opportunity for public input when the port is making decisions with potentially large impacts. “The port is fairly cavalier about their accountability,” he said. In contrast, a proposed coal port at Cherry Point, Washington in the United States is subject to a far more vigorous public process, he said. Both the Dogwood Initiative and the environmental group Voters Taking Action on Climate Change have raised concerns about the impact of burning coal on global climate change. The carbon emissions from exported coal aren’t tallied against Canada, “because it’s not burned here. . . .” said Horter. “The impact is the same.” Belsheim said the metallurgical coal handled by Neptune is needed in the chemical reaction with iron ore to create steel — a long lasting and heavily recycled product. That’s very different from thermal coal burned for power generation, he said. Horter said regardless of what it’s used for, “Burning coal produces the same pollution.”
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Flu season ugly as forecast We’ve had it easy the last few years, says medical health ofﬁcer
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AFTER a few quiet years, inﬂuenza is rampant this season, with a signiﬁcant spike in hospitalizations and deaths associated with inﬂuenza in some parts of the province. Vancouver Coastal Health, which oversees the North Shore as well as many communities in B.C., has reported a slight increase in ﬂu cases this season relative to the last few uneventful ﬂu seasons. However, the Fraser Health Authority, which looks after British Columbians in cities including Burnaby and Surrey, has reported three times the number of ﬂu-related deaths in residential care facilities compared to the last three years combined. “This year is much more severe than the last several years, but not more severe than the year before that,” said Dr. Brian O’Connor, Vancouver Coastal Health’s medical health ofﬁcer for the North Shore. “It’s just that for the last few years we’ve had a very, very quiet inﬂuenza season.” Anyone who has not received a ﬂu shot is required to don a surgical mask when visiting a residential care facility, following the Fraser Health Authority’s decision to declare the ﬂu outbreak a health hazard. The decision will likely slow down the spread of inﬂuenza, according to O’Connor. “He’s looking at it from the point of view that if he (FHA chief medical health ofﬁcer Dr. Paul Van Buynder) doesn’t do something to try to prevent an inﬂuenza outbreak from occurring in a facility, it could go on all season,” O’Connor said. The norovirus, a form of gastroenteritis sometimes confused
with the ﬂu, has also been spreading, according to O’Connor. In the case of the norovirus, the symptoms tend to be nausea, vomiting, diarrhea and abdominal pain. Flu symptoms generally consist of fever, cough, runny eyes and nose, and feelings of extreme fatigue. “People will make comments like: ‘I feel like I’ve been hit by a bus,’” O’Connor said. There are a few fairly reliable treatments for ﬂu sufferers, according to O’Connor. “You can obviously get immunized. It’s not 100 per cent effective, but it’s the best that we have at the moment,” he said. For the unfortunate ones who have already contracted the ﬂu, O’Connor said he sometimes recommends an antiviral medication sold under the name Tamiﬂu. “You should try and take it within the ﬁrst 48 hours of the symptom onset for it to be most effective,” he said. While alcohol-based hand sanitizers can augment soap and water hand-washing, recent research suggests it is not a substitute, particularly in preventing the spread of the norovirus. In a study of 161 long-term care facilities in the United States, norovirus outbreaks occurred six times more often in facilities where hand sanitizers were used as often or more often than soap and water hand-washing, according to research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal. “We do rigorously want people to practise hand hygiene and we most recommend washing your hands frequently with soap and water,” O’Connor said. This year’s ﬂu outbreak comes on the heels of the province’s attempt to mandate ﬂu shots for all health-care workers who come into contact with patients at publicly funded facilities. Approximately 67 per cent of Vancouver Coastal Health workers got ﬂu shots this winter, according to Anna Marie D’Angelo, media relations ofﬁcer with VCH. School absenteeism has not risen signiﬁcantly in West or North Vancouver schools, according to communications reps from each school district. “Most kids are well and at school,” said Victoria Miles, communications manager with North Vancouver school district..
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RETTY much all of the recent pipeline debate has been about Enbridge’s Northern Gateway Project as the National Energy Board’s hearings are underway in Vancouver. This week has been marred with headlines about a lack of public access, protestors crashing the hearings, and the National Energy Board’s total refusal to consider the environmental impacts of pipelines in the big picture. But a second pipeline with much greater local implications is in the works. If the NEB approves Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline expansion from Alberta to Burnaby, we will not have weekly oil tanker trips from Burrard Inlet, but daily. It’s not too soon to start thinking about how we want those hearings to
play out. Top of the list would be holding the hearings in an open venue large enough for anyone to come and watch in person. You can’t call it a public hearing if the public isn’t allowed in to hear what’s being said, as we’re seeing this week at the Sheraton Wall Centre. Holding the hearings in such a fashion not only fuels the cynical theories that approving the pipelines is a foregone conclusion, it incites the very activism, gate crashing and disruption it was intended to prevent. And rightly so. When it comes time for the NEB to listen to stakeholders’ concerns, praise and condemnation for Kinder Morgan’s proposal, the process must not only be beyond reproach, it must appear to be beyond reproach.
What they learned in a year on the job
IN time, as the Gershwins mused, the Rockies may crumble, Gibraltar may tumble, but love for West Vancouver is here to stay. As proven by the following. I asked West Van’s three rookie councillors and ﬁrst-term mayor to write essays on their ﬁrst 12 months at town hall, no looking up the answers. Bright students. Some droll wit. Slightly condensed for space reasons: Nora Gambioli: “Municipal government operations and issues are incredibly complex and interesting. The substantive work of council is more about being a ‘judge’ than I had anticipated; weighing the interests of those directly affected, precedent, and the other 44,000 residents who did not have a chance to attend a meeting, speak or write to council, or who are not yet old enough to do so, requires careful reasoning and difﬁcult choices. “As an educator at heart,
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Trevor Lautens I am constantly striving to communicate in practical ways that will encourage as many residents as possible to understand and become involved in local issues. “Election campaigns are the most lengthy, demanding and expensive kinds of job interviews! “As a member of the ‘sandwich generation’ (job, young kids, elderly parent) I’m now forced to be an even more highly efﬁcient multi-tasker. “Speaking of sandwiches, ate them for dinner every weeknight for almost three
straight weeks in November (thanks to evening meetings) . . . husband not amused! “So far, I love this work.” Mary-Ann Booth: “I have met dozens of smart and thoughtful residents who care deeply about this community. This has been very much a learning year for me, for while I had some understanding of our diversity through service as a school trustee, it has been deepened vis-a-vis seniors, First Nations, new Canadians, and those who struggle ﬁnancially. “It is often assumed that councillors receive a great deal of negative correspondence, but I have found the opposite to be true: most of the feedback I get is respectful, constructive, and even at times inspiring. “I’m particularly pleased with the progress on new initiatives to support and engage our youth, including a revitalized youth centre. . . . We are off to a great start this new year as we open two new wonderful additions to our community — the new Teen Centre at our much-loved
library, and the just-completed salmon rearing pond in Memorial Park, both of which only came about through unique collaboration between the municipality and its dedicated, engaged citizenry.” Mayor Michael Smith: “A priority during the past year has been to improve both the look and the vitality of Ambleside. The village atmosphere needs to be retained, but parts of Ambleside need to be refreshed. This spring we are making plans to take this to the public for its feedback. “While we have had no property tax rate increase for the second year, I am somewhat disappointed by the pace of our review of the programs and services we offer. To help accomplish this, I have scheduled monthly public council meetings in 2013 that will deal only with ﬁnancial issues and economic challenges.” On political service: “You have to manage time effectively. I believe it is important that we ensure that citizens with careers can serve
on council and offer their talents to the community. “In summary, I have enjoyed the past year and look forward to the future.” Personable Craig Cameron was ﬁrst to express enthusiasm, but his reﬂective essay just missed my deadline. Wait for it. ••• Speaking of essays, I crashed the Fresh St. Market openingeve party in my university student garb and used the power of the press to avoid getting tossed out. Invitees included suppliers, consultants and the distinguished. “That’s a supermarket!” marvelled one, examining the lush seafood counter. “I want them!” a woman greedily hissed, staring at some sexy crab cakes. The high-end counters dramatically seduced the eye, all right. In contrast the prosaic canned goods aisles seemed narrow and shy. Summed up, the “village” Mayor Smith referred to above looks as if it’ll be crushed out of existence between the glossy new store and the development Grosvenor seeks on the police station site.
But — hold on. There’s competition for the humble (and sharp) shopper’s dollar: Example, a couple of “ethnic” markets in the 1400-block of Marine Drive sell produce often sharply below typical supermarket prices. ••• Delightful: Minister of State for Seniors and West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan, a coltish 70something, honouring ageless 95-year-old music man Dal Richards with the title Hepcat Laureate. Cool! Dig it! ••• Sign of the hockey times: In a WV shop selling $200-plus pullovers branded with Canuck players’ names: “LUONGO 50%.” ••• I’m giving up lists. How could I have recently omitted from Vancouver Sun North Shore notables the amazing Malcolm Parry, whose narrative skills and encyclopaedic people recognition have raised the traditional “names” column to the reportorial pantheon? firstname.lastname@example.org
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Avoiding mistakes key to election victory
WITH the election campaign now just a little more than 12 weeks away, every day becomes precious to both major parties as they march towards the showdown.
Because the B.C. Liberals are the ones ﬁghting to climb out of a big hole, any day that isn’t doing precisely that becomes a lost one, and the available days for recovery are slowly running out. So things like the needless controversy by the B.C. Liberals to not reappoint John Doyle as the province’s auditorgeneral become an even bigger problem for them, as the affair has used up valuable time in the news cycle, and there aren’t too many news cycles left before the campaign. Mistakes and controversies are much more critical for both sides with each passing day because there is less and less time to rectify things and move the public’s mind on to something else. Given the B.C. Liberals’ uncanny ability to cause self-inﬂicted wounds (the latest being MLA John Slater quitting the caucus to sit as an independent after the party went behind his back, looking for another candidate to challenge his nomination), the odds are good more will occur over the next few weeks, thus making that boulder they’re trying to push up that hill seem even bigger. The Doyle matter also raises question about who, exactly, is running the show on the government side. Again, with so little time left to the campaign kick-off, you’d think the B.C. Liberals would realize the need for a
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cohesive, strategic approach in governing. In the Doyle affair, the premier’s ofﬁce insisted she gave no direction to her members on the committee weighing Doyle’s future, which seems strange given the obvious political downside ﬂowing from such a decision. That suggests the backbenchers who sit on the committee overseeing the appointment have the unchecked power to plunge their side into controversy practically on the eve of an election, hardly proof a cohesive central strategy actually exists. More shoals undoubtedly lie ahead for the B.C. Liberals, not the least of which is the February budget, which will be a tough sell to a skeptical public, still smarting from the dishonest budget numbers carried into the last election campaign by the party. That budget will be introduced just two months from the beginning of the campaign, and may become yet another example of a brushﬁre the B.C. Liberals will have little time to extinguish. As we draw closer to the campaign, about the only sign of some kind of strategy coming from government are
those relentless television and radio ads, which brag that B.C. stands alone almost in the entire world when it comes to having a strong economy. This ad campaign’s message is essentially the B.C. Liberals’ central message in the upcoming campaign. Twinned to it, however, is another one: the NDP can’t be trusted to form government, and party leader Adrian Dix is the most untrustworthy one of them all. So with each passing day, look for signs of nervousness coming from the NDP camp. Dix is popular (or at least more popular than Clark), yet he is also relatively unknown and therefore not deﬁned in the public mind. In fact, Dix’ image and public opinion about him may be the single biggest variable in the months ahead. The public’s negative feelings about the B.C. Liberals and Clark have been entrenched for more than a year, while Dix is fertile ground. So expect a relentlessly negative and personal campaign by the B.C. Liberals (and, perhaps more importantly, their allies in the corporate community) in the weeks ahead, one aimed at Dix’ head. The campaign may well smack of desperation, which wouldn’t be surprising given the gap between the two parties and the fact time is running out fast. The challenge for the NDP may well be to simply hang on and hope the next few months pass quickly, with more hiccups and missteps from their opponents’ than on their own side. So far Dix has shown discipline, and his challenge will be to keep his own team in check. Every week that passes where the focus is on B.C.
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More nurses would improve LGH care Dear Editor: I read your Jan. 13 story, Nurses Protest Hospital Staff Levels, and completely agree with the nurses and their very real concerns. I had surgery at Lions Gate Hospital in October of last year that required a stay on the sixth ﬂoor for three days. As I had never been a patient in a hospital, other than during the delivery of my children, I learned a great deal about the state of the health-care system at my local hospital. I had about six different nurses caring for me during my stay; never the same nurse twice. The ﬂow of information, understandably, was sometimes lost with shift changes. I quickly learned to stay on top of my progress and ask for what I felt I needed. But, many could not. There were several very loud, obviously mentally affected seniors on the ﬂoor (one in the bed next to me) who could be heard for all hours of the night, yelling etc. The nurses attempted to keep them settled as best they could, but clearly these patients needed more than what could be provided. All of us were left to endure unsettled sleep while we were trying to heal. All of the patients in my room, including myself, were waiting for
semi-private rooms. None of us were able to get one. The stress that these circumstances created for each of us was unnecessary and needs addressing. Despite these examples, each and every one of the nurses presented as professional, informative and caring. It was clear they were all just doing the best they could in less than desirable circumstances. The physical building was less than acceptable. The new surgical department was lovely, but the sixth ﬂoor was crowded in the hallways with supplies etc., and the shower room across the hall was old and in desperate need of repair. It often ﬂooded the area. The food was absolutely awful and I wasn’t once asked about any food preference or allergy information. Moreover, we never knew when it would arrive. I was astonished that a healthcare environment would serve such horrible “food” to patients. That was just not right. So, sleep and nutrition, two key components needed for healing were not there at Lions Gate. These things have got to improve. Joanne Penney North Vancouver
Dear Editor: Your Jan. 11 story, DNV Pledges Consultation on LV Towers, has Hazen Colbert asking District of North Vancouver council “Where will the residents of Lynn Valley be locally employed in good quality jobs such that they can walk to work?” In short, not on this planet. The good quality jobs are in downtown Vancouver, or possibly in central Surrey, or, for some skilled trades that ply our streets daily, all over the place, or, for medical professions, around Lions Gate Hospital, or, for some old-style high-pay jobs, down by the port. “Locally employed”? Maybe, in some cases. Walk to work? That’s a joke — as of now, walking to work would be as a mall store employee, or a supermarket cashier, or in a food outlet (no disrespect intended, I admire anyone who can smilingly serve me a meal after spending hours on their feet). That’s a summary of things as they are. If you want to develop and exploit the unused dirt patches around the town centre, you could draw more taxes and business for the mall and around by building for the people who want a more-or-less reasonable place to live with some convenience and transit opportunities to go where the “quality” jobs are. Or not. Depending on which world you’re willing to stop griping and live on. Anthony Buckland North Vancouver
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Dear Editor: The decision by the provincial government to amalgamate the health-care and driver’s licence cards into one service card will, in my opinion, lead to a number of unexpected situations, the least of which is the loss of separation of the two services. Imagine the following scenario: A driver is stopped by the police for an infraction and the ofﬁcer duly conﬁscates the service card. An unconnected emergency subsequently arises and the driver has to seek medical attention at a clinic or hospital emergency ward. The medical facilities won’t admit him without identiﬁcation, so now what does the patient do? John Lempriere North Vancouver
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INQUIRING REPORTER INFLUENZA outbreaks are up slightly in the Vancouver Coastal Health region, but this year’s ﬂu strain has been virulent enough to be declared a health hazard by the Fraser Health Authority. The number of people who have been hospitalized due to inﬂuenza is up 400 per cent this year. The number of deaths associated with ﬂu is also up by an alarming rate. Are you planning to get a ﬂu shot, or do you have all the antibodies you need? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. —Jeremy Shepherd
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RCMP plead for missing man info NORTH Vancouver RCMP are renewing their call for help in ﬁnding a man who was reported missing late last summer.
Timothy Cameron, 53, was last seen at a bus stop on Marine Drive at Pemberton Avenue around 11 a.m. Aug. 18. Cameron is known to leave town to work for cash on commercial ﬁshing boats, but it is unlike him to be gone this long, according to police. “We’d like to get this message out to Tim Cameron, and we would like to talk to him. He is not in any trouble,” said Cpl. Sue Tupper, head North Vancouver RCMP’s Timothy Cameron missing persons unit. “We just want to conﬁrm his well-being.” Beyond reaching out to Cameron, Tupper is hoping anyone who may have seen him or spoken with him will contact the missing persons unit at 604-969-7568. Cameron is six feet tall with a slim build, grey hair and blue eyes. — Brent Richter
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Walton steers region’s transit for 3rd term
The District of North Vancouver mayor, newly reappointed to the position by acclamation, wants to use his third year at the helm to end the political impasse that he says has prevented the Lower Mainland’s transit system from growing to meet demand. “In the two years I’ve been chairing it, we’ve been treading water,” said Walton. “We haven’t made any signiﬁcant progress, except to continue to . . . work as well as we can within the existing governance structure.” While transit ridership has been growing by leaps and bounds, said Walton, the level of service hasn’t been rising to match, leaving all parts of the region underserved, and some parts — notably southern and
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together,” said Walton. The mayor doesn’t want to see the governance model revert to the old system, where decisions lay entirely with municipal leaders; rather, he advocates for a kind of middle ground. “I (think) more of a hybrid board, where you’ve got industry experts and academics with provincial representatives and a good representation from elected local ofﬁcials, can probably work very closely together and share the political risk, if you will,” he said. Whether or not change takes place may depend on who’s in power after May’s
provincial election, however. “I would suspect that the NDP government may be more inclined to look at it, but I’m not politically naïve either,” said Walton. “Despite what promises and inclination might have been made . . . from a provincial perspective, it’s probably easier to sit in Victoria with the current system, when you control all the levers.” He vowed to work with whatever party gets elected, however. “I think, ultimately, it takes a lot of trust and a lot of patience to effect these changes,” said Walton. “That’s why I’m back.”
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IN his third term as chairman of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, Richard Walton’s top priority will be gridlock, and not just the kind that plagues the morning commute.
eastern communities and the Broadway corridor to UBC — hopelessly so. That’s because TransLink’s efforts to secure adequate funding over the long term have been derailed by what he sees as a broken governance structure, he said. Under the current system, the council of mayors, who represent the 21 municipalities served by the transit authority, essentially play an advisory role, said Walton, while TransLink’s appointed board of directors sets the budget and calls the shots. “Those of us who are elected to steward the public purse don’t have any say at all in the day-to-day operations of TransLink and what the priorities are,” he said. Walton estimated the fare box only pays for about 25 to 40 per cent of any given transit ride, meaning the bulk of the system’s funding has to come from tax. TransLink’s main revenue source — property tax — has been tapped out in his view, so the authority needs to ﬁnd money elsewhere. Some form of distance pricing, whereby drivers pay a fee that’s proportional to the burden they place on the road network,
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is popular with the mayors, but they lack the power to bring the idea to fruition. “The current model . . . allows the province to step back and pass all the very difﬁcult political decisions down to local government,” said Walton. “But it doesn’t give us the funding levers to follow through.” The power structure also creates a critical disconnect between those who do the land planning at the municipal level, and those who shape the transit system, he said. “You’ve got completely different silos for two functions that need to be considered
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Hungry Ghosts at the Ferry Building Gallery
Anne Souther with piece Ms. Bag Lady: Re-Imagined!
Jim Carruthers with Cornucopia
Maria Verdicchio with artist Elizabeth Topham
Exhibiting artists Dale Waldorf and Caroline Wickham
Tessa Goldie and piece Over Powered Hungry Ghosts: Living in the Age of Consumerism opened at the Ferry Building Gallery Jan 8. Marking the ﬁrst exhibition of 2013, the mixed media show features works by 22 artists. The show will remain on display at the West Vancouver gallery until Sunday. Info: ferrybuildinggallery.com.
Liis Kalda and featured artists Ruth Leithal and Jeanne Krabbendam
Artist Helen Keyes
Featured artist Leslie McGufﬁn
Meg Troy with piece Midnight Ghost Shopper
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
Anna Oppermann: Filiations / Andrea Pinheiro: Bomb Book / Marianne Wex: Let’s Take Back Our Space at Presentation House Gallery, 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver, Jan. 19 – March 24. Wednesday to Sunday Noon-5 p.m. Opening reception and book launch on Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. Andrea Pinheiro and Marianne Wex will be in attendance to introduce their work at 7 p.m. Talk on Marianne Wex by Los Angeles writer and artist, Avigail Moss, Saturday, Feb. 2 at 3 p.m. The exhibitions mark the ﬁrst showing of German artists Anna Oppermann and Marianne Wex in Canada. More online at nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/NSNPulse
photo Raumeprobleme, 1978-84, Mixed media ensemble, courtesy Anna Oppermann Estate and Galerie Barbara Thumm, Berlin
ANNA Oppermann (1940–1993) exhibited more than 60 “ensembles” of photographs during her lifetime. She began to exhibit in the early 1970s and had her ﬁrst comprehensive retrospective in 1984. Presentation House Gallery is showing her work in Canada for the ﬁrst time.
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HE men sit with their legs apart, leaning forward with their forearms resting just above their knees. The women sit perfectly straight, their hands resting on their laps, legs pressed primly together as though the schoolmarm was passing behind them, ruler in hand. On the other side of the gallery, an atomic detonation is recalled with the turn of each page. And in yet another space a cluster of photographic reproductions cling together like shards of a shattered mirror. Beginning Saturday, the Presentation House Gallery is scheduled to house three distinct works by female artists whose fascinations, ranging from the nature of art, the artiﬁce of gender, and the legacy of apocalyptic technology,
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border on the obsessive. Standing in her socks amid hundreds of her photographs arranged on the gallery ﬂoor, Marianne Wex recalls the ﬁrst time she picked up a camera. “I was never really into photography. I was into painting,” Wex recalls. Determined to understand body language to aid in her real artwork, Wex lugged her heavy Japanese camera into train stations and down city streets, where she would feign interest in the surrounding architecture to capture the unconscious body language of her real subjects. Approximately 9,000 photographs later, Wex has built a body of work that playfully traces gestures, posture and movement from Greek and Egyptian sculpture through magazine glamour shots and her own street photographs. After developing the ﬁrst 500 photos in her bathtub, Wex began to note differences in the body language of men and women. The German artist made it a point to mimic everyone she photographed, experimenting with different ways of moving and standing. “I imitated whatever I found . . . I got to know myself,” she says, a cheery smile on her face as she notes the masculine posture of a woman in a centuries-
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On the road with Ike and Tina
PHOTOGRAPHER Bob Gruen and his wife Nadya Beck followed Ike and Tina Turner around in the early seventies documenting the legendary R&B couple on and off stage with one of the ﬁrst video cameras. The footage they shot has just been released in a new full-length documentary, Ike & Tina Turner: On the Road, 1971-72, which screens at Vancity Theatre (viff.org) on Monday, Jan. 21 at 8:30 p.m. Bluesman Jim Byrnes, who saw the Ike and Tina Turner Revue when they played his local bar in St. Louis in the ’60s, will introduce the ﬁlm.
GALLERIES BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 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. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@ caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. 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. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-6844 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 until 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 See more page 15
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CALENDAR From page 14 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 Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: davidpirrie.com. David Neel Gallery: 104 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-9215, davidneel.com. Delany’s Coffee House: 2424 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-921-4466. Delany’s Coffee House: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver.Cas District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-9886844 or nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of small sculptural works by Ellen Bang and oil paintings by Stephen Dittberner until March 19. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of watercolour and acrylic paintings of Lynn Canyon by Neil MacDonald until Jan. 29. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of Peterson Turgoose’s work of urban landscapes from Jan. 30-March 26. Opening reception: Saturday, Feb. 2, 2-4 p.m. Feast in the Village: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-340-2223. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Hungry Ghosts — Living in the Age of Consumerism: A mixed media exhibit by various artists will run until Jan. 20.
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MICHAEL Haneke’s Amour, starring Isabelle Huppert, opens today at Fifth Avenue Cinemas.
Beecham House threatened with closure From page 19
But the house is threatened with closure in six months’ time, unless this year’s gala concert can raise the required funds. Reg (Tom Courtenay), Wilf and Cissy (Pauline Collins) are practising like mad when a newcomer arrives. Diva Jean Horton (Maggie Smith) is “as large as life, and twice as terrifying,” according to Cissy. She’s also Reg’s ex-wife. “I wanted a digniﬁed senility,” poor Reg laments. Jean just wants his forgiveness. The home’s salvation could come from the tremendous publicity of reuniting four talented singers to perform the famous “Bella Figlia dell’amore” quartet from Verdi’s Rigoletto. If only Cissy’s dementia wasn’t getting worse, and Reg and Jean were speaking to one another. The residents aren’t getting any younger, and there is
the occasional poignant reminder that the time to make amends is at a premium. The cast is splendid: Maggie Smith’s character is a diva, a snob — she takes her meals in her room, thank you — but that soon melts away to reveal a regretful, somewhat fearful heart. Pauline Collins brings spunk and pathos to the slightly muddled Cissy; Courtenay is quietly powerful as the legendary tenor cuckolded by the love of his life. And yes, once he’s spent of most of those zippy one-liners, Connolly too ﬁnds his rhythm as the ﬁlm’s comic relief. A nice piece of directing from Hoffman, Quartet is a tonic for some of the high-stakes, adrenaline-laden ﬁlms currently playing at the multiplex. Watch the credits to see photos and brief bios of the real stars who populate Beecham House.
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Youth learn side-by-side with Sinfonia
Lions Gate Youth Orchestra set to perform at Centennial Theatre
■ Lions Gate Sinfonia presents Beethoven and “The Mozarts,” at Centennial Theatre, Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m., featuring guest artist Sasha Starcevich, piano, and the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra. Pre-show chat at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $39/$35/$12, visit centennialtheatre.com. Info: lionsgatesinfonia.com.
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GROWING up in the late 18th century, famed composer Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart would travel with his father Leopold, an acclaimed composer, violinist and teacher, on European concert tours along with his talented musician sister Nannerl. Road weary, they would seek refuge at boarding houses and at the homes of fellow musicians. “All this cacophony would ensue,” says Clyde Mitchell, conductor and music director of Lions Gate Sinfonia. “Down the hall a violinist would be practising. Over in the other room there would be a singer and a piano working . . . and Mozart would hear all these things.” As a teenager, Wolfgang was already composing his own works and he loved gaining ideas from these tours, the interesting mixture of dissonant sounds and suspensions proving to be an integral part of his musical education. Years later, the story is among those Mitchell passionately shares in the lead-up to the professional chamber orchestra of the North Shore’s upcoming concert, entitled Beethoven and “The Mozarts,” set for Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre. Since Lions Gate Sinfonia’s launch 12 seasons ago, musical education has been an important focus, both of rising stars as well as community members at large. The upcoming concert exempliﬁes that interest, as it’s offering a number of mentorship opportunities
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SINFONIA conductor Clyde Mitchell rehearses with members of the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra prior to their performance at Centennial Theatre on Jan. 26. For more information on upcoming auditions for the Lions Gate Youth Orchestra (both string and wind players), tuition costs and available bursaries for families in need, visit Sinfonia’s website, lionsgatesinfonia.com.
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Young players performing Mozart work From page 22
for young players, including the newly formed Lions Gate Youth Orchestra which will share the stage with Sinfonia, as well as two pre-concert chats offering insight into the evening’s repertoire. “One of the main reasons I wanted to became a conductor was because I wanted to be able to share music more generally and genially,” says Mitchell. “I wanted to make sure that it was really a part of people’s lives and nobody felt like you had to study in Vienna and have a masters from Juilliard . . . in order to understand music and that starts with kids and I want kids to enjoy music.” Since Sinfonia’s launch, the orchestra has presented what they refer to as annual “side-by-side” concerts, seeing players perform with local youths brought together for the occasion, typically drawn from the pool of member’s private students. This year is no different, however, the crop of young musicians are members of the North Shore-based Lions Gate Youth Orchestra, founded by Sinfonia. Following auditions in the summer, the youth orchestra was
launched in September 2012 and meets weekly on Thursday nights under Mitchell’s baton and with support from Sinfonia players. “They’re all becoming friends, they’re all bonding, there’s a great camaraderie and there’s a fantastic joie de vivre. And we’re working hard, we’re working on major repertoire — Mozart symphonies, Beethoven concertos and Chopin concertos,” says Mitchell. Apart from technique and ensemble etiquette, membership in the group offers general life lessons, including the importance of teamwork, taking direction and constructive criticism in addition to goal setting and the feeling of a job well done following a concert. The youth orchestra has had performance opportunities already, though the Jan. 26 event marks its most signiﬁcant to date. Both orchestras will take the stage, performing works by three generations of the Mozart family: Wolfgang and Leopold, and Wolfgang’s son Franz Xavier. Among the featured works is Wolfgang’s Symphony No. 14, which he penned at age 14, a ﬁtting piece for Mitchell’s youth orchestra, which is open to youths ages 13 to 18.
“We were rehearsing last night and the kids were saying, ‘wow, he was my age when he wrote this?’” says Mitchell. Apart from the Mozarts, also on the program is a piece by a composer who was considered to be the “the next Mozart,” Frederic Chopin, and his Piano Concerto No. 1, featuring rising star Carol Zhang. Adding to the concert’s mentorship theme, Zhang has studied under the other featured pianist, Sasha Starcevich, who will perform with Sinfonia on Ludwig van Beethoven’s Piano Concerto No. 2. “He’s a brilliant, very ﬁery and incredibly expressive performer,” says Mitchell. “He’s one of those guys who’s so technically ﬂashy and brilliant, but he combines that with an absolute sweet disposition and incredible accuracy and clarity and he’s what you want as a musician. I put him up there with the best. I’ve worked with a lot of great pianists and Sasha is truly one of the ﬁnest artists I know.” Starcevich was previously based on the North Shore, though See Starcevich page 31
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE
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A North Vancouver company will soon have its jewelry designs featured in stores across Canada thanks to a partnership with a major player in the fashion world. This month, Christina C Fashion Accessories Ltd. on West Third Street launched a new line of jewelry it created for Montreal-based fashion giant Simon Chang. “He’s not one of, but probably the foremost Canadian designer that we have in the country,” said Mike
Guinan-Browne, owner of the local importer and wholesaler of women’s fashion accessories. “For us, of course, it’s a huge feather in our cap to be chosen by him to be able to put a line together for him.” As a licence holder, Christina C is the only company in North America designing jewelry under the Simon Chang label. The spring 2013 line consists of necklaces, bracelets, earrings and rings, all of which were inspired by Chang’s corresponding collection of women’s apparel. Guinan-Browne and his small team of designers incorporated plenty of vibrant ﬂoral motifs and under-the-sea
themes in their accessories. “(The line) combines a lot of natural materials, a lot of higher-end crystals in unique settings and unique styles that are not going to be copied by other lines in the marketplace,” Guinan-Browne said. “Some of the natural materials are cultured pearls and natural shell.” Chang travelled to North Vancouver and put his personal “stamp of approval” on all the pieces, GuinanBrowne added. He said the jewelry will likely appeal to a similar customer base as Chang’s clothing. “The target market would be the young middle-aged upwards,” he said, adding retail prices will range from about $25 to $150. “It’s not a cheap,
low-end line by any means.” Christina C has only just started shipping its pieces to businesses across Canada. No North Shore retailers have been secured yet, but Guinan-Browne hopes local shops that carry Simon Chang apparel will show interest. “I would assume that they will be looking at taking the jewelry as well.” Currently, the Christina C design team is drawing up a dozen collectible charms for a charm bracelet featuring the signature Simon Chang name tag. In the meantime, don’t be surprised to see the Montreal fashion icon in town on business. “He’s now a regular visitor to the North Shore,” Guinan-Browne said.
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Powder Puff Party: Holt Renfrew Vancouver will host this event taking place from 7:30 to 10 p.m. on Tuesday, Jan. 22 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 this cosmetic sanitizer); minimanicures 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 and Laura Mercier; eye shadow and eye care demonstrations from Clé de Peau and Shu
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CALENDAR From page 18 Traditional Chinese and Japanese solo and duo repertoire plus trio works Friday, Jan. 18 at 11:45 a.m. Free. Cap Jazz Series: A tribute to Clare Fischer with “A” Band, NiteCap and faculty guests Friday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $28/$25. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Box ofﬁce: 604-984-4484. Beethoven and The Mozarts: A performance by Lions Gate Sinfonia Saturday, Jan. 26 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a pre-show chat at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $39/$35/$12. Deep Cove Coffee House: Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: firstname.lastname@example.org or 604929-4019. Brett Peterson, singer-songwriter and guitarist, will perform Friday, Jan. 18 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and warm-up acts start at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 which includes coffee/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. Saturday is sold out. 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. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. Tribute: A concert of Michael Conway Baker’s music in tribute to his 75th year Sunday, Jan. 27 at 2 p.m. Performers will include the
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Borealis String Quartet and Michael himself. Admission by donation with proceeds going to the Yarilomusic Society for Young Artists. Info: michaelconwaybaker.com. 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. Early Music Vancouver — Music from the Time of the Sun King: Marc Destrubé, Jacques Ogg and Natalie Mackie will perform a royal concert Sunday, Feb. 3 at 3 p.m. There will be a pre-show discussion at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: lynnvalleychurch.com. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Schedule: Jan. 18, Brian the Science Guy; Jan. 25, baritone Brandon Thornhill; Feb. 1, Waldorf Community School Choir and Feb. 8, Al Harlow formerly of Prism. 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. See more page 31
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CALENDAR From page 30 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. 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. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or st-andrews-united.ca. Casual Variety Concert: A free concert with music performed by Capilano University students Sunday, Feb. 3, 7-8:30 p.m. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-4381. Jazz Vespers: Company B Jazz Band will perform a classic repertoire of the 1940s and 1950s Sunday, Jan. 27 at 4 p.m. 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. West Vancouver Presbyterian Church: 2893 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-1812. Folk Songs of the Earth: The Erato Ensemble will perform Sunday, Jan. 27 at 3 p.m. Tickets: $25/$20.
Starcevich presenting master class at Mulgrave From page 23
currently operates a private studio in Bellevue, Wash., in addition to serving as artistic director of Richmond’s Showcase Piano Academy. He has performed in storied music halls around the world, including New York’s Carnegie Recital Hall, Moscow’s Tchaikovsky Hall, Windsor Castle and in London’s Wigmore Hall, and this marks his third performance with Sinfonia. In addition to the program notes and information shared from the stage by Mitchell during the upcoming concert, community members interested in learning more about the evening’s music are invited to a 30-minute pre-concert chat in the Centennial Theatre lobby at 6:30 p.m. Those looking to delve a little deeper are invited to a 90-minute preview lecture Monday, Jan. 21 at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre at 1:30 p.m. Cost: $2.25.
“I ﬁnd that with classical music, like a lot of art forms as opposed to entertainment, the thing that makes it more art is that the more you invest in it, the more you get out of it. There’s always something to enjoy, but there’s more and more layers underneath the more you go. . . . .” says Rob Gloor, Lions Gate Sinfonia’s general manager. “Then when you hear it, you’re just rewarded back for having the interesting insights. That’s what makes it possible to hear and enjoy and be affected by this music over and over again.” Starcevich is also presenting a master class through the North Shore Registered Music Teachers Association to interested students Wednesday, Jan. 23 at 6:30 p.m. at Mulgrave School. Cost: $10. “It’s what we love to do. We love to present music. I think the most important word is share. This is what we do. . . ., ” says Mitchell. “We want to bring people in to share the experience.”
THEATRE Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. The Secret Mask: The story of a man who meets his father, who had abandoned him 40 years earlier, following a stroke Jan. 30Feb. 10, evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $14-$28. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 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. See more page 33
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Bomb Book documents the nuclear era
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old sculpture. Her work received some acclaim, but after a poor packing job led to the water damage that destroyed ﬁve pounds worth of her photographs, Wex broke from the art world. “Then I was really forgotten,” she says. That period of forgetfulness ended in 2009 when her work caught the attention of a London gallery curator. Over the last four years, Wex’s work has been resurrected. “I thought, ‘call it what you want to. I ﬁnd it interesting,’” Wex says. “It’s still relevant, and it’s an interesting use of the camera and how she organized it into an archive,” says Helga Pakasaar, curator at Presentation House Gallery. “This project is a very interesting documentary study, it’s almost like sociology — she’s really working through the evidence she found and structuring it in very interesting ways to make this point about patriarchal society.”
The gallery is also featuring Andrea Pinheiro, the researcher behind Bomb Book, a minimalist record of every nuclear bomb detonation since 1945. Pinheiro, a teacher at Algoma University in Ontario, is known for her photography, but this book contains no images, merely names. “She spent many many years researching this area,” Pakasaar says, discussing Pinheiro’s 2,450 page book. “She’s really part of a generation of artists who are . . . contributing to knowledge that otherwise wouldn’t exist.” The name of one bomb is written on each page, and if the name is not known, the page is left blank. “Even though she often works with photography, it’s signiﬁcant that she chose not to produce any images,” Pakasaar says. Photographs of atomic detonations are generally stirring, a giant ﬁreball underneath a halo of smoke, the explosion painting everything in its radius a shade of deep crimson. “Certainly what I’ve seen of atomic photography is quite
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sublime,” Pakasaar says. “I think she decided that she wanted to record or make known what had occurred without falling subject to the difﬁculties of the beauty of making images of that.” The gallery is also exhibiting the work of Anna Oppermann, a painter and photographer known for installations that resemble an obsessive chaos on ﬁrst inspection. “I think I felt a bit overwhelmed,” Pakasaar says, recalling her ﬁrst encounter with Oppermann’s work. “In many ways she was anticipating this interactive mode where you’re forced into thinking ‘Did I just see that or was that in another permutation?’ She very intentionally sets up an initial impression that is slightly . . . destabilizing.” Once immersed in Oppermann’s nest of photographs, paper scraps, notes, and drawings, the result can be enriching, according to Pakasaar. “She puts you into a state of wanting to discover something,” the curator says. While each exhibit is distinct within the gallery, there is a bond between the artists, according to Pakasaar. “They share an investigative approach,” Pakasaar says. “There’s kind of a sense of abundance and excess in what they make.”
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CALENDAR From page 31 Knight Fever: An Arthurian panto production Jan. 18, 19 and 24-26 at 7: 30 p.m. with matinees Jan. 19 and 26 at 2 p.m. Admission: $17/$13/$10. Tickets: 604-767-0665. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Box ofﬁce: 604-984-4484. 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. OTHER EVENTS 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: 604-646-3200. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell
Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 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: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery.com. How to Look at and Understand Great Art: A foundation course on ﬁlm presented by art historian Sharon Latchaw Hirsh that covers colour, line perspective, composition, shape, symbols, point of view, light and texture Mondays, Jan. 21 and 28, 7-9 p.m. Drop-in fee: $8. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. 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: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: 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. 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 604-988-6844. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. 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. Artists Conﬁdential: A conversation with drummer Dan Brubeck Tuesday, Jan. 29 at 10:30 a.m. Free. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to email@example.com.
restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC
AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town 71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys
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
NHL, Super Bowl 47 & Valentine’s Day all coming up in the next month.Award winning neighbourhood 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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BECK - Virginia It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Virginia (Ginny) Beck on December 30th at Lions Gate Hospital. Ginny was born in 1936 in Winnipeg, Manitoba. She was predeceased by her loving husband Lawford Grant Beck and two brothers Steve and Jack Chutka. In her twenties Ginny left Winnipeg to be a Dental Assistant in Montreal. She stayed there for many years but finally moved to the coast to be with her family. Ginny then found her soul mate Grant. Over the years she volunteered at Lions Gate Hospital Evergreen House. In her later years she became a Nanny and was loved by many children. She is survived by her stepson Michael and his two children and numerous relatives and friends. Ginny was a member of the Holy Trinity Church. At her request there will be no service. Donations to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.
GREEN, Simone Marie May 5, 1916 - January 9, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Simone Marie Green at the age of 96, comforted and surrounded in her ﬁnal days by members of her family and friends at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. Simone was predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel Ross Green in 1998, her parents Armand and Alphonsine Savard and siblings Ronnie, Clare, Lucille, Gerry, Andy, Clem and Neil. The eldest in a family of 14 children, Simone was raised in the French Canadian community of Debden, Saskatchewan. Upon completing high school, she pursued her dream, moving to Prince Albert to study nursing at the Holy Family Hospital. There, she met Danny Green, the love of her life, who she married in 1941. Their February honeymoon was a joyful albeit frosty train trip to Saskatoon where they spent their ﬁrst romantic night at the venerable Bessborough Hotel before continuing to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Winnipeg. A year later, they were posted to Weyburn, Saskatchewan and then to the RCAF #5 Bombing and Gunnery School near Dafoe. Here they lived off-base in a lively enclave of converted granaries called Boomtown, established by enterprising farmers from the local community to house the growing number of enlisted men and their new wives. Mom often spoke of the fond memories and enduring friendships made during that time. Over the next several years they moved to postings in Trenton, Hagersville and Yorkton where Dan continued to serve in the military police and Simone practised her profession until the end of the war. After giving birth to two sons, Daniel John (1944) and Gerald Ross (1949), Simone went back to work and discovered a talent for nursing education. She taught Nursing Arts at the Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert and at the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina, where she also became the Nursing Registrar. She earned a reputation as a clear communicator and empathetic counselor who was loved and respected by students and faculty alike. In their retirement years, Simone and Dan enjoyed being close to their family In Vancouver. They loved to travel, crossing Canada and the US several times in their motorhome, spending warm winters in Arizona. Simone was an active parishioner and volunteer with St Stephens Church in North Vancouver and was an avid bridge player and curler well into her later years. Mom was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend anyone could wish for. She was a generous, kind and gracious lady. Mom will be remembered with abiding love by friends and family, especially by her two sons and their wives, Dan and Maureen, Gerry and Jo-Ann, her four grandchildren, Darin, Shannon (Asaf) Danielle (Jon) and Thea, her two greatgranddaughters, Nova and Rio, her brother, Marcel, and sisters Fern, Marie, Murielle and Paulette, her dear friends, Madeleine, Dorothy and Jim, and Gladys, and her and Dan’s extended families. We thank all the staff at Evergreen House for their kind and professional care over many years and particularly after Simone suffered several medical setbacks. Most of all we extend our affection and gratitude to her friend and caregiver, Marie, for her loyal and loving companionship. A celebration of Mom’s life will be held for close friends and family in the spring. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. For those wishing to share a memory of Simone, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
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KERNAGHAN – Agnes Therese June 6, 1921 – January 8, 2013
It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Agnes Kernaghan, on January 8, 2013, at the age of 91 years, surrounded by her loving children. Beloved wife of the late Stanley John Kernaghan, loving mother of her ﬁve children: Josie, Karen (Jason, deceased), Patti (Pierre), Darcy (Heidi), Jennifer (Foad), and grandmother to eight grandchildren: Alexis, Nikolai, Neisha, Joseph, Veronika, Katrina, Joshua and Dominic. Predeceased by her parents Anna and John Borody, and her brother Walter Borody. Agnes was born June 6, 1921 in Portage La Prairie, MB, and raised in Winnipeg. She worked with her father in his restaurant, the Denver Café, until July 1947, when she married the love of her life, Stanley. Agnes and Stan raised ﬁve children in Woodhaven, Winnipeg, where everyone knew our Mom. She was a Community Club leader, a volunteer work coordinator and canvasser, charity fundraiser and sewed costumes for many children’s performances. An original member of the Sweet Adeline’s, Mom was an accomplished soprano who chose to raise her family instead of pursuing a singing career. Mom loved to play piano and continued to cherish music throughout her life. In 1970 the Kernaghans moved to West Vancouver and resided on Highland Drive until 2001. Mom continued to be an active member of the United Church of Canada, from Sturgeon Creek United in Winnipeg to St. David’s United Church in West Van. Mom was a member of the Senior Choir, she was the Junior Choir Leader, and organized countless children’s performances in the Church. Agnes will be remembered for her fabulous smile, her sense of humour and her happy disposition. It has been said that our Mom was everyone’s favourite Aunt and it is not surprising that her grandchildren loved to be in her company because of her strength and enthusiasm for life. Our Mother was unwavering in her love, patience and support for her children and family. Until the end of her life, our Mother showed a resilience and strength of character that will be forever admired and cherished by all of us. Agnes’ children would like to acknowledge and thank the ICU staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their valiant efforts in ﬁghting for our Mother. Our family will always remember the excellent care given our Mother by Dr. John Corey. A Funeral service will be held at 11am Friday January 18, 2013 at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations should be made In Memory of Agnes Kernaghan to the Intensive Care Unit at the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. For those who want to share a memory please visit: www.hollyburnfunerals.com The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1
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BENTLEY, Michelina (nee Lauriente)
Born June 24, 1925 in Agnone, Molise, Italy. Michelina died peacefully surrounded by family on January 9, 2013. She was predeceased by her husband Fraser and survived by beloved daughters Marie (Bill), Ann (Gennaro), Donna (Paul), and Sonia (Bruce), beloved grandchildren Michael (Svetlana), David (Tili), Jennifer (Jeff), and Matisse and beloved great grandchildren Stefan, Jason, Brendan, Hailey, and Daria. Michelina is also survived by sister Elena in Italy, brother Salvatore in Germany, and sister Livia in Argentina. Michelina grew up in Agnone, Molise, Italy. “Everything we had we made ourselves. We were happy.” After World War II Michelina travelled by ship to Venezuela with the Italian Consulate in the early 1950’s. From there she travelled with the Consulate to Oregon in 1955 where she was introduced to Fraser by the Farmiloe family. Michelina and Fraser married in Idaho in 1955 and settled in North Vancouver where Fraser built our family home. After they were married Fraser and Michelina brought Michelina’s daughter, Maria, who was born in Italy, to Canada. Michelina was an energetic, strong, and wise woman who brought many gifts and talents to her family. She loved sewing, canning, cooking, baking, and gardening to name just a few. She loved to walk. She walked the West Vancouver seawall for many years where she met and made many friends. Michelina worked for many years at Lions Gate Hospital where she loved her job in housekeeping and made many friends. Her genuine kindness and generous spirit at work and in the neighbourhood at home attracted many lifelong friends. Fraser once said “She is friends with some of the best women in this town.” Special thank you to Michelina’s sisters and brothers and their families in Italy, Germany and Argentina. Special thank you to Dr. Anise Lakha in North Vancouver for all your kindness toward and wonderful care of “Mum” over the years and Dr. G. Sreenivasan at VGH. Celebration of Life to be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, January 22, 2013 at 10:00 A.M. Flowers gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make a memorial contribution to Childfund International Canada.
DENNIES Helen (Peggy), Steele (formerly Carlsen, nee McCurrach) June 13, 1921 - Dec. 20, 2012 Helen, a long time resident of North Vancouver, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012 at age 91. Predeceased by her husband Harold (Hal), sister Gladys McPherson and brother Jim McCurrach. Helen, ‘Peggy’, will be missed by her daughter Barbara Fousek, grandson Karl, stepchildren Marlene MacDonald and Bill Dennies, grandchildren Carmen and Patrick, close friend and cousin Isabel Harper, nieces, a nephew and friends old and new. Helen was an independent, strong woman who was thoughtful and caring. In retirement she enjoyed, with Hal, fishing and driving their Winnebago to lakes in B.C.’s Interior, especially to Sheridan Lake. She was an avid knitter and always had a project on her needles. In later years she practiced Tai Chi and enjoyed playing card games with her friends at Balmoral House. I would like to thank the staff on the 2nd floor, Manor House, Lynn Valley Care Centre for the excellent care they gave my mom and for providing an environment where she felt supported and happy. To celebrate Helen’s life, a memorial tea for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3-5pm in the lower room at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road.
I AM looking for a mud marching partner who would love to march wade & mix mud in our bare feet every Sat $30/hr. The job is indoors & it will be outdoors in the Spring. If you like this job please leave your name, ph number & a detailed msg at 604-544-2544 or e-mail me at email@example.com. Suitable for kids, teenagers & adults
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GROUP CO-ORDINATOR Muskoka Language International (MLI ) is looking for a bilingual English/ Japanese Group Co-ordinator to join our North Vancouver Office We are looking for a quick thinking, organized individual to join our team in our fast paced office in North Vancouver. This person will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of custom built international school group programs across British Columbia and Alberta. There will be a focus on the Japanese market and Japanese agents. Some travel will be necessary to visit program sites and groups and a driver’s license is required (own car is not necessary). The ideal candidate would have excellent computer skills and a full understanding of Excel, along with fluency in both written and spoken English and Japanese. This permanent position is available immediately. Salary of 32-40K plus benefits (based on experience). Please send resume and cover letter to Michelle Iaizzo at firstname.lastname@example.org
WINDOW & DOOR MFTR F/T Days, M-F, 6:30am - 3:00pm. Wages Neg - D.O.E. Openings: Relief Painter & Prep *Assembler *Saw Op *Screen Maker. Must have wood experience! email@example.com
North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112
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FOUND PANDORA bracelet at Esso gas station at 27th and Mountain Highway 604-986-6482 ★LOST COCKATIEL★ 'Holly' yellow head with yellow crown, orange around ears, light grey & white on her back. Was seen nr Upper Lonsdale. Her mate is missing her. Call as soon as you see her. 604-987-9063 WALLET LOST Fri. Dec. 28th between Lonsdale & Forbes Ave. Has a Canadian flag on it. Reward. Call 604-376-3383.
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PART-TIME WAREHOUSE POSITION We currently have an opening for a part-time warehouse person to assist with the loading and distribution of the North Shore News. Hours of work are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (hours may vary depending on volume). This position is located at our North Vancouver warehouse.Thisisacontractpositionandremuneration is negotiable depending on experience.
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca firstname.lastname@example.org
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FOUND KEYS, 1 set front door & freezer key. Later found 1 key with sea horse key chain with black leather gloves. Both found on Lonsdale. Call 604-988-9209
35, passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on Dec. 30th, 2012. Survived by her loving partner Blair Bancroft, son Julian Pimer, mother Magda Pimer and brother Robert Pimer. Christina was predeceased by her father Jeffrey Pimer. A private memorial service will be held at Forest Lawn Cemetery on Feb. 4th for the family only. In lieu of flowers, donations to a trust fund for her son, Julian Jeffrey Pimer at BMO would be greatly appreciated.
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A36 - North Shore News - Friday, January 18, 2013
ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS
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Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423 DOUBLE BURAL plot at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, lot 128, Royal Oak Section, $20K 604-990-1362 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948 SINGLE PLOT in section 1 in Valley View Gardens cemetery. $4000. Double plot $9000. Both in Garden of Prophets. Call evenings.. 604-985-9860
For Sale Miscellaneous
collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine
$125, chairs $10-$20, mens/wom wear $5-$100 604-985-1968
HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800
For Sale Miscellaneous
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
A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193
LA-Z-BOY HAIDA-BED Queen, light beige, $400obo Flexsteel sofa, $300obo 604-922-9598 W.Van MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207 MOVING MUST SELL, 5 seater sectional sofa with pull out bed, very good cond $475. Coffee & 2 side tables $50. 604-329-3857
26 INCH TV. Free you pick-up. 604-929-1356
FOLDING STORAGE clothes boxes, speakers, printer, xmas light and TV and VCR. free for pick up. Call 604-926-2785
2 Entertainment Units, black 4’ x4’ or Maple colour 5’x3’ with doors. U pick up. 778-223-7514 QUEEN SIZE bed & box spring, nice cond, FREE for pickup! 604-913-8865
ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474 www.puppiesfishcritters.com
QUEEN SIZE sofabed, free for pickup 604-980-8180 THULE BIKE/SKI Rack for car FOR PICK UP. CALL 604-980-7660
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COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, postcards, toys, antique guns, sport items, coins, militaria, automobilia, tools, household collectibles, most anything related Ron 604-590-1570 * DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid !
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Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info www.magellan.directvacations.com
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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.
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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
The Art of Asian Bodycare 7days, 10am-8pm, 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van
604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com NEW STAFF ADDITIONS
HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550
NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see uSELLaHOME.com id5571
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879
IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $88,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543
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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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.
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
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STANDARD POODLE Pups, cream shade, med-lrg size, non shed, $1200, 250-819-4876
NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399
Find one in the Classiﬁeds To advertise call 604-630-3300
REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549
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Friday, January 18, 2013 - North Shore News - A37
REAL ESTATE 6008
For Sale by Owner
NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512
Houses - Sale
6020-12 2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.
W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
6020-14 RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584
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
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: email@example.com
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576
Houses - Sale
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
Langley/ Aldergrove GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
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
Houses - Sale
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132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
6020-38 CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
Vancouver East Side
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
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No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!
SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609
CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5563
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561 NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598
LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Lots & Acreage
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
6040 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
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320
Lots & Acreage
Real Estate Investment
www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663
GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
Ladner/ South Delta
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
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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
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
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HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
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A38 - North Shore News - Friday, January 18, 2013
REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page
HOME SERVICES 6505
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
GET 1 MONTH FREE GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
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
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
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
Apartments & Condos
Apartments & Condos
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1630
To advertise call
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
2 BR, $1190, Feb 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
1 BDRM reno’d, soaker tub, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s Feb 1 $900 604-904-9507
1 BR AVAIL FEB 1. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1100, 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 1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, view, balc. $920 incl heat, hwater/cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555 1BR - Just Listed!! 124 W 20th St. LARGE unit w/balc in desirable Lonsdale area, close to shops and transport. On-site laundry, prkg, all conveniences, hdwd floors. 604-328-4104
North Van Apt. Rentals
Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Feb 1, 604-202-3458
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2, 3 & 4 BR stes, avail Feb 1st Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now) 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 TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171 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
West Van Apt. Rentals
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Feb 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452
WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
2 BR $1125, 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, 1.5 baths, Lower Lonsdale, 1 yr lease, incl heat & prkg, ns np, refs reqd $1150. 604-240-2763 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, ground floor corner ste, f/p, $1175, Feb 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
2 BR, large, new reno’d, hw flrs, bright avail Now, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602
2-BDRM+DEN/2BATH, Parkgate Mall close by, f/p, w/d, 3 appl, 2 prkg, gym, quiet no pets, n/s, Mar. 1, $1500/m, 604-986-7386. 2BR $1030, March 1 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501
3 BR, large, $1650, Central Lonsdale, new reno, 1.5 baths, h/water heat incl, 1 prkg, inste stor, main flr, patio, sm quiet bldg, nr amen, Feb 1, 604-988-4030 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
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Apartments & Condos
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.
PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
Park Royal Towers
DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - 2 BR semi waterfront $1975 - 2 BR seaside cottage $2325
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Feb 1. By appt. 604-921-7800
FURNISHED Day/Week/Month Rooms/Suites/Apts grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082
GARAGE - Lane access - 600 sqft. Queensbury area. $700 Monthly. 604-985-5333
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
1 ROOM avail Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $560 incl utils. 604-982-0256 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, Feb 1, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257 SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail Now, $480, 604-929-9667
1 BDRM large bsmt suite, Tempe area, Call for details. 604-988-2276 1 BR, AMBLESIDE, np ns, own entry, w/d, furnace, suits 1, Feb 1. $1000 incls utils. 604-925-4231 1 BR + den, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1200 incl utils, avail Feb 1, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1 BR g/l ste, Nr Cates Park, f/p, partial furn, $950 incl utils, shrd w/d, n/p, n/s. Feb 1 604-924-9294
2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, quiet & private, inste w/d, dw, f/p, no pets, ns, nr amens, avail Now, $1600 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777 2 BR bright large, Caulfield Village, ns/np, inste wd, dw, $1400 + utils, Now, 604-789-2375
2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384
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
PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $1800 NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-3206
1 BR, lrg spacious, nr WV Rec Centre, Feb1, small ok, ns, $1700 incl utils/wd, 604-926-7075
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
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
4 BR, 2 bath, Upper Lonsdale, bright spac, corner lot, incls landscaping new flrs, appls, paint, large cov’d deck, 2 gas fp, $2595 + utils, Now, 604-773-6672
1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)
All Utilities Included
1 BDRM/ 1BATH Dundarave Village. Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No Pets Available immed. $1200/month. Call 604-922-0181 or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS
4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Feb 1, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394
AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553
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
PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Feb 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
Houses - Rent
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
2 BR, gas fp, laundry 1000sf, new, 10’ ceiling $1500+util, nr 2nd Narrows, immed 604-929-4824
LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section
To advertise call
2 BR large bright, Mt Seymour Prkwy, $1300 + 40% utils, ns np, avail now. 604-929-4104 2BR BSMT, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1295 incl utils 778-848-2747 BOWEN ISLAND, newly renovated warm, cozy 1 bdrm suite, 750 sq ft, TV & internet, $750 + hydro, ns np 604-947-9190
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
Wanted To Rent
Looking for Parking Spot to rent around 15th and Lonsdale area. Please call 778-628-1118.
Friday, January 18, 2013 - North Shore News - A39
HOME SERVICES 8015
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
GEOFF’S HAULING. Fast, friendly service. 60 yrs North Shore 604-328-9127, 604-926-8889
Pro Gas NORTH SHORE
CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559
Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344
Furnaces • Boilers • Gas ﬁtting • Heat Pumps • Service & Installation 604-925-1341 • www.progas.ca
Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469
18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Exc refs 604-980-1495 www.maidinheaven.ca $20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970
ANNA CLEANING SERVICES
Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714 DO ALL HOUSECLEANING Exp reliable, North Shore based. Call 604-315-8810 EUROPEAN CLEAING LADY can clean your house to perfection. 604-980-8062 btwn 4-8pm EXP’D EUROPEAN CLEANING LADY, good refs, reliable, own car. Call 778-836-9958 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
GARDEN SERVICES LTD.
AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES
NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*) $
• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Rooﬁng & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard
WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee
*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS
Windows & Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Moss Removal • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate
Work Done by Professionals
PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663
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
A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 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
Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604-727-2306 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232
Good Neighbour Fence & Deck 10 years on the North Shore Yard work too! 604-980-7889
Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.
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
Moving & Storage
LOCAL MOVERS We offer small moves, recycling deliveries & rubbish removal at a better price. 604-770-0229, 603-3533
Oil Tank Removal
TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234
604-723-2526 windowmansteve @gmail.com
GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322
WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105
Lawn & Garden
A.A. BEST PRO
Time To Clean Your Gutters
A N D
3 ROOM SPECIAL .00 $
Call for details
The North Shore’s highest quality painting company. Reasonable prices & free est. truebluepainting.com
778-858-5793 PS Painting and Powerwashing, $159/room. 20 yrs exp. Free est. Ask for Peter
CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com
Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205
CAPILANO HANDYMAN Carpentry, Plumbing, Painting, Demolition, Gardening and more
www.capilanohandyman.com AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126
★ Sundecks & Stairs ★ Form work, Int/Ext finishing ★Mike 604-290-3082★
DELBROOK Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695
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
PAINTING AND WALLPAPER Free Estimate Tel: 604-219-0666
AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES
NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*) $
PLUMBING & DRAINAGE
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983
• Rooﬁng & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs
WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee
*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca
H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452
AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty
604 451 0225
FF 15% O TODAY!
Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION
or small ...
RUBBISH REMOVAL Reasonable Rates, Free Est. Call Gary 604-897-3614
A & Wes Tile top European quality Tile install custom bath-kitch 604-657-0343 AandWesTile.com
ALL TILING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562 A-1 Contraction & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530 ABOVE ALL ROOFING Roofing, repairs, chimneys, skylights & gutters.over 30yrs exp. Brian Gale 604-985-9214 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560
All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913
Fast, Friendly Service 60 years on North Shore
Call Sean Today
BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca
We’ve got you covered
• Liability Insurance • A Rating BBB • WCB
2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!
WEST SIDE ROOFING
• Cedar Shakes • Flat Rooﬁng • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance
ROOFING & DRAINS
We accept Visa, MC, Amex ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com
Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863
★ 24 / 7 ★ Senior’s Discount Military Discount Same Day Hot Water Tank No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca
A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700
WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105
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Renovations & Home Improvement
FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272
604-790-5337 Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS
Includes 3 gallons of
PREMIUM CLASSIC PAINT
HAVE PARTNERED TO BRING YOU THE
Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Sofﬁts & Siding New Construction & Renovations
& Junk Removal
– Winter Clean-up –
all tiling installations, bathrooms, kitchens 604-761-4448 PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, Bath Reno’s. Santo 778-235-1772
DALTON TRUCKING LTD.
Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil, Sand, Gravel, and More. Small and Large Deliveries. - Or you can pick up Dump Site for Dirt, Concrete, Asphalt. Dirt,Rock,Demo Bins, U-Load. Recycled Products, Blast Rock, Round Rock, Sorted Rocks
87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.
Geoffrey M. Dunn - GRD. SCH.H.K 604-328-9127 | 604-926-8889
Disposal & Recycling Trips start at
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 BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd
Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries
Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944
TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 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
Collectibles & Classics
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993
1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945
9125 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
Find all the help you need in the Home Services section 1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926
Collectibles & Classics
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342
1998 CHEV CAVALIER, 69,000km, 2door, auto, a/c, $1999 obo, 778-386-7750
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
Find your perfect home at
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119
www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.
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NEW YEAR SAVINGS
AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page
9129 11 ACURA MDX
08 AUDI A4 QUATTRO
STK 951470 WAS $45,900
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Leather, sunroof, only 59,000kms.
AWD, leather, loaded.
NOW $22,900 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
12 CHEV SONIC LS
10 CADILLAC SRX
STK 951430 WAS $14,900
STK 951190 WAS $38,900
5spd, only 16,000kms.
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
2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
2009 Mercedes C230 4Matic $26,850 2006 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $22,850 2005 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $16,850 2006 Mercedes Slk280 $22,850 2010 Smart, Only 48,000kms $8,850 2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD, Only 41,200kms $14,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD, Only 98,000kms $15,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD, Only 94,000kms $15,850
Scrap Car Removal
NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200
04 CHEV COLORADO
11 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2
STK R85571 WAS $10,000
Stk 9949910 WAS $38,900
Crew cab, a/c, auto
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL
CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES
12 GMC ACADIA AWD
12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD
STK 950850 WAS $35,900
NAV, sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680
8 pass, loaded.
97 FORD F150 4X4
09 DODGE JOURNEY SE
Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022
Auto, super clean.
11 CHEV SILVERADO 4X4
08 CHEV MALIBU LT
Stk 951550 WAS $39,900
2500 LTZ, fully loaded.
10 FORD F150 XLT
10 BMW X5 XDRIVE
Stk 951700 WAS $43,900
S/cab, 4x4, only 51,000kms. STK 951670
Leather, Nav, mint.
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.
Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections
NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL
Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada
How to write a classiﬁed ad that works. Writing an effective classiﬁed ad is easy when you use these time-tested principles. • Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.
To place your ad call:
Central Auto North Shores Best
All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards
1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
Sports & Imports
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347
For more information on these cars & others call Ted
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557
1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912
2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283
Financing & Leasing Available
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
2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542
Sports & Imports
2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322
2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357
2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 email@example.com
2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044
9173 2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6,500 OBO, Call 778-279-1490
2004 GMC Safari EXT, 151,368km, custom stereo, pwer steering/windows, cruz, abs, ac, airbags, rear whl drive with traction control, new winter tires, $7995 obo, 604-988-5645
843 West 1st St. N.Van
2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166 1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039
2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 firstname.lastname@example.org 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738
Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?
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
24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961
1997 Honda Civic CX 22,000 kms, 1 owner, red, timewarp car. $6,900. 778-318-5262
1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596
Only 22,000kms, stk#P5781
Sports & Imports
PRE-LOVED SPECIALS 2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited
Research vehicles on driving.ca
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
2011 Dodge Charger SXT
Only 21,000kms, super chip 3.6, stk#5722
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 email@example.com
• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance
1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo Only 33,000kms, stk#P5749
2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
Only 50,000kms, stk#13035A
• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.
• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)
Rates From As Low As
2012 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 4x4 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4x4 Only 16,000kms, stk#12416A
CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore
Only 55,000kms, stk#P5776
1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501
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
Ask us for details Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.
816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER
2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
Friday, January 18, 2013 - North Shore News - A41
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
Corvette unveiling a hit in Motown Bredan McAleer Contributing Writer
A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird:
eyes on their new 3. Dubbed chassis-code F30, it’s a stone’s throw from the out-going model, sharing much of that same conservative, mildly creased bodywork — every panel is different, but not wildly so. Speaking of numbers, BMW aﬁcionados are awfully fond of them. For instance, I could walk up to any member of the local BMW club and tell them that I grew up driving an 85 E28 535i, and they’d instantly have a picture in their head of exactly what I was talking about. My 328i tester, on the other hand, has nomenclature designed to infuriate the purist. Once upon a time, the badge
Detroit. The Motor City. For a while this town was the heart of industrial America, producing both the wheeled iron that moved folks in their physical beings and the Motown sound that moved their souls. Then the bottom fell out. These days, Detroit’s on the rebound, and at this year’s North American International Auto Show both the domestic and import manufacturers were launching some of their most important new models. In this week’s Braking News, the shiniest stuff to come out of NAIAS: The new Corvette Stingray No better way to lead off the list than this, the seventh generation Corvette, once again to be called the Stingray. Chevy’s had just six generations of ‘Vette over the past six decades, so a new one is about as big a deal as you get from the General. Certainly, GM’s been treating the reveal like it was about to announce the Caramilk Secret. Annoyingly, details kept slipping out — a leaked schematic here, a 3D wire model of a front bumper there, a quick snap of an advance copy of Automobile magazine with the smokeshrouded car on the cover. Mostly though, GM kept the wraps on the new ‘Vette right up until the unveiling, which was streamed live via
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THE new 3 Series still lives up to BMW’s Ultimate Driving Machine slogan while also following the industry’s lower emissions and better efﬁciency trend. It is available at Park Shore BMW in the Northshore Auto Mall.
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Ford scores in Detroit with new truck concept From page 41
YouTube. Expectations couldn’t have been higher. Mostly, they’ve been met. The new ‘Vette (designation “C7” among gearheads), is not quite a thing of beauty, but it is aggressive and menacing, and might just get mistaken for a modern Ferrari. No doubt the new 450 h.p. base model will go like a modern Ferrari as well — performance improvements are said to meet or exceed the current Grand Sport packages. Biggest improvement? The much-sneered-at interior is much better, and should address the Corvette’s cut-rate image, perhaps even winning new buyers. You’re sure to see the C7 put up against all kinds of super-fast, super-expensive machinery over the next year of its life: look forward to seeing America’s sportscar taking more than a few scalps. The Ford Atlas concept The most important car in Canada is actually a truck: the F150. As the best-selling piece of wheeled machinery in this country, the True North strong and free has a deep love for Ford pickups. The same is true in the U.S., so immediately after the much-hyped launch of the C7 Corvette, Ford launched their own salvo in the form of a concept dubbed Atlas. As a return volley: point, set, match. To be clear, this truck isn’t the new F150 — it’s just a preview. Even so, it’s a fairly thin disguise for what the new rig is going to look like — even more square-jawed than the current truck, with LED lighting up front and a new, broad and bluff front end that looks ready to bash its way into yet further sales records (don’t be fooled, it’s also more aerodynamic). Under the skin, more high-strength steel, and a host of new Ecoboost engines to provide grunt and greater efﬁciency. Expect the eventual debut
of the new F150 to look pretty much like this. The Inﬁniti Q50 Inﬁniti took a lot of ﬂak for their recent decision to abandon their current naming structure and return to the letter Q. Under the new program, you’ll be able to get a Q50, Q60 or Q70 sedan, or pick an SUV from QX50 to QX80. Confusing? Well, a little, but with German manufacturers abandoning the old numbersequals-engine-displacement rules, Inﬁniti has little to lose by streamlining things for the average buyer. What’s more, casting folks’ minds back to the old Q45 and QX4 is no bad thing: both were excellent vehicles and paragons of the brand. Kicking things off, the new Q50 is a sharplooking machine, with more than a passing side-proﬁle resemblance to the BMW 3 Series (always a target in the market segment). Inside, there’s a new twin touchscreen interface and a new centre-stack. Under the hood, Nissan/Inﬁniti’s workhorse V-6 again takes centre-stage, and there will be a hybrid version to match. Anyone who’s driven an M-series hybrid knows that Inﬁniti is very good at making hybrid cars very fast and fun-to-drive — in a smaller, nimbler chassis, this powertrain should be a blast. The Nissan Note It’s hardly in the same league as some of the heavy machinery we’ve been discussing, but the new (Versa hatchback) Nissan Note is no less important. Having positioned its subcompact sedan as a very basic value purchase, Nissan had to do something a little different for the morestylish hatchback model. On ﬁrst blush, the new Nissan is a success, with a small-yet-peppy 1.6-litre engine and conservative, clean-cut styling. Aerodynamic too, and similarly well put-together inside. Being a Nissan, you can expect some fairly
CHEVROLET unveils the super fast and slightly menacing seventh generation Corvette at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit. It’s not. Having had the opportunity to drive the Skyactiv-D in prototype form, it’s not like a normal diesel engine; yes, there’s prodigious torque, but it also loves to rev. With fewer pit stops owing to excellent economy, Mazda’s racer should do well in competition. It’ll also be an excellent shakedown for the street-car version, which is coming soon.
serious technology on the inside as available extras. Taking a gander at what’s on offer from the redesigned Sentra (intelligent key, smart tire-pressure ﬁlling, inexpensive and clever navigation), the Note’s bound to be a strong player in the small car segment. Watch for it. Mazda Skyactiv-D Racecar Racecars are brittle things, no? Spidery little rockets that require high-test fuel and lots of it. Well, here’s Mazda with a diesel. Based on their all-new Mazda6, this Grand-Am bound racer is packing four-cylinder turbodiesel power. Does that seem like a weird choice over a powerful, revvy gasoline engine?
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BMW 3 Series handsome in an understated way From page 41
on the back of a Bimmer indicated engine size, and made things easier for their would-be buyers. These days, the 328i has a 2.0-litre turbocharged engine (which must surely be worth more than 0.8 litres of extra displacement), and it says “xDrive” on the ﬂanks as opposed to just “x” on the back, to let everyone know it’s got proprietary four-wheel drive. Out front, the iconic BMW twin-kidney grille now connects directly with the headlights,
giving the impression that the car has tear ducts. Taken overall, it’s a handsome machine that’s as shouty as a charcoal business suit (i.e. not at all). Environment Inside, fans of early Bimmer 3s will think they’re looking into a 5 Series — and they’d be nearly right. The new 3 is just as spacious as a 5 from the early part of last decade, particularly in the back seat where rear knee room is exemplary. Up front, things are a little more of a mixed bag. While my tester was a “Luxury” line (Sport or Modern are the
alternatives) and came fully loaded, it did have the vaguest aftermarket feel to the way the navigation screen sat in the instrument panel. Not that there was anything
of an afterthought about the iDrive system itself. Critics absolutely hated the old system when it debuted, but that was nearly a decade ago. Like most modern BMWs, the 3
Series control interface is very intuitive, and simple to use. The rest of the cabin is typically BMW, an incremental improvement over the old 3 Series, but not something to
shock or amaze. Build quality is very high, as you would expect. The seats err on the side of
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New four cylinder engine not as smooth or sweet as old straight six From page 44
slight ﬁrmness. Down on the centre next to the shifter is a toggle switch to ﬂick the car between comfort, normal and sport modes — just in case you aren’t sure what the difference is through the seat of your pants, a handy screen will pop up to let you know what your button-pressing has accomplished. Performance First, to placate the BMW purists who will no doubt be scofﬁng at the idea of a four-cylinder BMW. Yes, this engine is nowhere near as sweet or smooth as the old straightsix. An inline-6 is a perfectly
balanced engine, and no one does them better than the Bavarians. On startup, the 2.0-litre four-pot turbo is a bit clattery, as with most direct-injected engines. You won’t notice anything inside the cabin, but do expect some funny looks. Put the car in motion, however, and things change quite a bit. While there is the teensiest bit of hesitation from the turbo-lag, this new motor is much stronger down low than the old inline six. BMW claims 241 horsepower. I claim that BMW is sandbagging like an old pro. My tester was white-ontan with extra-cushy interior
Bring the 3 to a stop and a bit of an Achilles heel is exposed: the start-stop system. Yes, this does indeed save fuel, but it’s really quite rough in engagement. Nothing so bad as an Altima Hybrid, but certainly a few steps back of the system that Porsche now offers in its sports cars. As the weather was fairly poor, I had ample opportunity to try out the all-wheel drive. BMW’s xDrive system differs in feel to competitors in its apparent rear-wheel-drive bias. It’s certainly a pleasure to carve
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BMW still benchmark but competition close From page 45
THE Audi A4’s lively 2.0-litre engine makes it a worthy adversary for the 3 Series on a twisty road.
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in the city and 5.2 l/100 km on the highway. City ﬁgures can be improved upon when the start-stop system is active. Stop sign Noisy engine; body roll; options can add up quickly. Green light Strong acceleration; excellent fuel-economy; improved interior space; available all-wheel-drive grip. The checkered ﬂag Even as BMW moves into an area of broader appeal and more efﬁcient offerings, the 3 Series remains the industry benchmark. Competitors Cadillac ATS ($35,195) At the press launch for Cadillac’s new small sedan, the BMW 3 Series might have been mentioned once or twice. Or several thousand times. Caddy drew down a bead on the 3 and took their best shot. Surprisingly enough, it’s a pretty good shot — in fact, the hat tip has to go to the ATS for the better on-road handling dynamics. Of course, this is Caddy’s ﬁrst shot, and there are some weak points, most notably the shoddy instrument panel and the wonky CUE control interface. Even so, the fact that a Cadillac can run toe-to-toe with Bimmer’s best in the twisties says a great deal about GM’s ground-up effort. Audi A4 ($37,800) If your commute has heavy snow, buy an Audi. If it’s got a curvy road, buy a BMW — or at least, that’s what common sense used to say. These days, Audi’s moved pretty far from its front-drive roots, and the A4 is just as capable of a backroad boogie as the Bimmer. While the BMW has the engine edge on paper, the Audi’s 2.0-litre turbo engine has lovely grunt; it’s a closer race than you’d think.
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