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Seaspan boss shocked and disappointed on sugggestions of skills shortage Sam Smith editor@nsnews.com

A parliamentary budget report questioning both the capacity and skills of a North Vancouver shipyard has the company shocked and disappointed. Seaspan, which was awarded the estimated $8 billion federal contract to build at least seven non-combat vessels in 2011, was put under scrutiny in a report by Parliamentary Budget Officer Kevin Page, released Thursday. In the report, Page raised concerns the government may have significantly underestimated the cost of awarding the shipbuilding contract to a company that hasn’t built large navy ships before, pointing to delays and extra expenses as possible fallout. “We find the report a bit strange and baffling,” said Jonathan Whitworth, chief executive officer for Seaspan. “It was only 12 months ago that we signed the umbrella agreement, only four months ago we broke ground on all of the new construction and new buildings that we’re doing in our facility, and it was only a week ago that we actually signed a contract on the design for the first ships. So we’re on track.” The federal government originally priced the construction of two navy supply ships on the West Coast at $2.6 billion, but Page’s report puts it at $4.1 billion, with even See Seaspan page 3

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Council debates pay calculations Politicians discuss how to decide on own raises

Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

CITY of North Vancouver council members are tweaking the way their annual pay increases are calculated.

Council members got into the frequently sticky conversation at Monday’s meeting with disagreement over whether council pay increases should be tied to labour agreements with pubic sector unions, the consumer price index or the average increases in other Lower Mainland municipalities. Council will now base its increases on one-third of the city’s negotiated raise for the Canadian Union of Public Employees, one-third of the International Association

of Fire Fighters’ increase and one-third of Vancouver’s consumer price index increase. A citizens’ committee recommended the formula in 2005, but despite soliciting the group’s input council has ventured away from the formula almost every year since, at times linking pay hikes to just one union contract, or raises for non-union managers at the city. “We’re at the point that we are now because council, in its infinite wisdom, decided to muck around with the formula in 2007 and so we are now trying to decide on options without citizen input,” Coun. Rod Clark said. “As far as I’m concerned, it’s a difficult thing for council to be responsible for its own pay increase. We have very judiciously and, I think, wisely asked a citizens’ committee in 2005 to come up with a framework. They did so. I don’t see why we don’t respect that,” he said. The majority on council agreed with Clark’s reasoning, including Mayor Darrell Mussatto

and Couns. Linda Buchanan and Craig Keating who noted that tying the increases to things outside council’s direct control was meant to wash the process of the “taint of conflict.” In 2011, the mayor’s remuneration was $93,325 while councillors took home $32,284. Council raises have been in range of two to four per cent each year since 2005. The increase for 2012 won’t be known until after the 2012 CPI has been crunched and labour agreements with the two unions are reached. Negotiations with CUPE and IAFF are ongoing, according to city staff. The three dissenters each had their own ideas about how council should calculate an annual increase. Indexing pay raises with the average wage of all other similar sized municipalities in the Lower Mainland would demonstrate that City of North Vancouver council members are never voting themselves a raise outpacing the

local average, Coun. Don Bell argued. Coun. Guy Heywood, meanwhile, said that council should be able to justify any wage increase it gets. “I think we should take responsibility by simply setting a number having in mind the tax burden we are inflicting on our citizens... rather than seeking some mechanistic formula that takes the responsibility away from us. We should make the decisions . . .” he said. Coun. Pam Bookham pushed for tying the increase to the CPI, as it is typically lower than union increases. “Given the expenses that are covered for us, given that our responsibilities have not greatly increased, two per cent is more than reasonable,” she said. Council is expected to revisit the issue at the March 4 council meeting after the 2012 CPI increase has been calculated, according to Connie Rabold, the city’s communications manager.

Seaspan not consulted

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more room to grow in the coming years. “Seaspan’s experience has been in the field of barges, ferries, smaller commercial ships,” Page’s report states. “The company has very little experience in the class of ships that will be produced.” Page noted it was recognized early on that one of the biggest challenges for the winning shipyards would be to “assemble and train a workforce.” He also pointed to naval ship construction as being significantly more technology intensive than the commercial ships Seaspan is used to working on. Whitworth acknowledged the federal contract is a larger project than the North Vancouver shipyard has undertaken, but took offense to the notion that Seaspan isn’t skilled enough to produce the ships. Whitworth said the company has recruited workers from shipyards around the world to work on the project. Whitworth pointed to Seaspan’s latest round of hires — 41 engineers, managers and specialists — as proof the company is ready to work. Those hired have experience building destroyers and aircraft carriers in the U.K., said Whitworth. “They’ve done exactly what we’re going to be building,” Whitworth said. “I do not feel we have a skill gap here at all.” Seaspan is involved in training programs with universities and BCIT for marine specific engineering programs, he added. “This is for the future, as this contract runs for more than 20 years.” Whitworth said Page’s report was premature and done without the company’s input. “I would have thought for a government agency to write a report or have opinions, that they would have interviewed and talked to us,” he said. “I would love to know where they come up with their math,” Whitworth said. “This is a 20-30 year contract. We’re a long way away from costing those ships yet and I think it’s very premature. We’re in the equivalent of day one.” Seaspan is anticipating signing a ship construction contract “early next year” according to a recent press release, and expects to begin ship construction in the first quarter of 2014. Four months ago the shipyard started working on their estimated $200-million upgrade to their infrastructure to prepare for the new project. Due to the contract, Whitworth said they expect the North Vancouver shipyard to grow from 200 employees to nearly 400 by as early as next year, and reach up to roughly 1,000 by the time the major ships get underway in 2015 or 2016. “There’s certainly challenges out there with doing a project of this scale and this size,” he said. “But we’ve been working very, very hard to come up with plans to turn those challenges into opportunities.”

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charges against the driver. “From the witness statements we’ve taken so far, the vehicle was travelling under the speed limit. It was dark clothing and crossing suddenly at a point away from the crosswalk (that contributed to the accident),” said Const. Jeff Palmer, WVPD spokesman.Investigators are asking any witnesses that have not yet spoken with police to contact WVPD at 604-925-7300. Palmer issued a reminder that pedestrians should only cross streets at marked crosswalks and to wear clothing that will not make them hard to see.

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NV Realtor key in kidnap trial

Botched cash transfer alleged starting point Keith Fraser, The Province kfraser@theprovince.com

A man was kidnapped and received death threats after a deal with a North Vancouver real estate agent to transfer $440,000 to the U.S. from Canada went awry, a prosecutor said Tuesday.

Nazfar Mirhadi.

In her opening statement, Crown counsel Sandra Dworkin outlined a kidnapping scenario with Nazfar Mirhadi, a former North Vancouver real estate agent now on trial along with six others, being at the centre of events. Dworkin made no mention of gang connections, but at the time the seven accused were arrested, police said some of them were linked to the Red Scorpions and Independent Soldiers gangs.

The prosecutor said kidnap victim Sulaiman Safi met with Mirhadi in October 2011 and agreed to help her and associates transfer the money. The plan was for Safi, now serving a lengthy jail term in the U.S. for a major drug conspiracy, to take $440,000 to his friends and have them get the money across the border, Dworkin said. But due to communication issues, the funds did not get to where they were supposed to go, she said. “After a couple of days, Mirhadi demanded the money to be returned. On Oct. 13, Mr. Safi went to retrieve the money from his friends in order to return it to Mirhadi.” She said Safi was able to get a substantial portion of the money, about $264,000, back from his friends. After having the money put in a cab, Safi was following the cash in another vehicle when police stopped the cab and seized the money. “Ms. Mirhadi did not believe Mr. Safi when he told her what had happened,” Dworkin said. “She accused him of robbing them. She held him responsible and demanded that the full amount of money be returned.” Over the next week, Safi tried to obtain proof that the police had seized the money to convince Mirhadi and a friend of hers that he was telling the truth, Dworkin said. But Mirhadi demanded a meeting with Safi to discuss the return of the money, a meeting that took place at the Denman Tap House restaurant, said the Crown. As they were talking in the restaurant, two additional men, accused kidnappers Demple Brar and Robert Carr, approached them, Dworkin said. The men were not known to Safi and See Victim page 5


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Video runs up questions Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A West Vancouver man who sued a driver for $30,000 after he was hit by a car crossing Taylor Way on foot has been handed a fraction of that amount after he was secretly videotaped jogging home from work downtown. Adel Berenjian, 54, sued Andrew Primus, the driver, and his father —the vehicle owner — after he was hit by Primus in April 2006 while crossing Taylor Way at Keith Road on a walk signal. Berenjian sued for $30,000, saying the accident left him with injuries to his neck and back and caused numerous visits to a chiropractor. The defendants disputed that, arguing in court Berenjian’s injuries were “so minor as to amount to virtually nothing,” according to court documents. To prove their case, they hired a private investigator, who videotaped Berenjian within a month of the accident jogging 70 minutes from his work place in downtown Vancouver to his home in West Vancouver, stopping to do pushups along the way.

In response, Berenjian told the judge he forced himself to run those distances “even though he was in considerable pain” because “he has a deep-seated commitment to physical exercise.” Berenjian added he wasn’t jogging, only “walking quickly.” Those explanations weren’t enough to convince an orthopedic surgeon who — after watching the videos — testified that Berenjian could not have been significantly injured. “There is a large proportion of the population that would not be able to perform this length of run over the grades encountered even 100 percent healthy,” he told the judge. B.C. Supreme Court Justice James Williams agreed, saying he was “concerned with the veracity of the plaintiff’s claims regarding the extent, severity and effect of the injuries he suffered.” Williams added the video was “quite strikingly at odds” with Berenjian’s description of his injuries. The judge awarded him $4,000 plus $500 for the cost of chiropractor visits. Last year, a different B.C. Supreme Court judge awarded a West Vancouver woman more than $238,000 for injuries suffered when her minivan was rear-ended — even though she continued to run marathons after the accident.

Victim threatened with torture, death From page 3 Brar took control of the meeting, asking Safi to come to his office, Dworkin said. Edmond Gammel and David Tarrant, two more accused kidnappers, joined Safi in the back lane and a vehicle occupied by accused kidnapper Thomas Crawford drove up, Dworkin said. Safi was placed in the vehicle and taken to a location in Richmond where he was held overnight, she said. Safi negotiated his release after he agreed to come up with enough money and cocaine to cover the demands of his captors, said Dworkin. Five of the accused kidnappers —

Gammel, Carr, Crawford, Veronica Moncur and Tarrant — were arrested from the two vehicles. Mirhadi and Brar later surrendered to police. “He was tied up and threatened with bodily harm and death,” Dworkin said. “A gun was put to his head and he was threatened that his fingers would be cut off if he did not pay the money.” Dworkin told B.C. Supreme Court Justice Catherine Bruce she would be relying on a “web of direct and circumstantial” evidence to prove the Crown’s case. The trial continues and is expected to run 10 weeks.

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NOTHER week, another flailing attempt by the B.C. Liberal Party to polish its image, ending in embarrassment. This time it’s a memo leaked by the New Democrats that shows the Liberals’ plan to use caucus staff and taxpayer-funded resources to help them run a campaign aimed at wooing ethnic voters. It’s hard to say where this latest mishap is most offensive. Counting in the not insignificant amount of money recently spent on government advertising, it’s the third time in six months the Liberals have been caught either with their hands in the cookie jar, using taxpayer resources to help them win seats in the May election, or about to reach for it. Then there’s the fact the plan was to issue strategic public apologies for historical injustices

B.C.’s ethnic minority communities have suffered in order to secure “quick wins,” as they describe it in their own words. None look good on a party’s resume 10 weeks before the polls open. Perhaps most damning in the memo was the prescient warning that, if not done carefully, it could make the party look opportunist. On Thursday, Premier Christy Clark belatedly acknowledged that, promising a review into the plan and insisting the document’s “inappropriate” advice was never acted upon. We wonder, however, what might have happened if the report had stayed buried with party insiders who followed through on the plan. We’d like to think the transparent ploy would have been just as counterproductive as it surely is now, following this week’s revelations.

Stop the cycles of madness on Seaview

IF you want to save West Van’s leafy, peaceful Seaview Walk from kidnapping by the bicycle bullies, listen up.

Drop all commitments and attend the second and arguably decisive workshop on this issue, Wednesday, from 6 to 8 p.m. at Gleneagles Community Centre, and give the bullies, busy bureaucrats and councillors an earful. If it isn’t just another “public consultation” over a done deal. Insanely, this verdant gem from Cranley Drive to Eagleridge Drive is under threat of becoming a link with the dubious Spirit Trail, the gleam in the eye of the Higher Environmentalists, allied with the rogue core of their most thoroughly unpopular faction, the bicycle lobby. It’s grotesque that lobbyists routinely snarl downtown traffic with protests while the police helpfully abet their law-breaking, but that’s Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Vancouver. Seaview Walk would be

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Trevor Lautens rebranded as “an accessible, multi-modal facility.” Translation from bafflegab bureaucratese: turned into an asphalt, even maybe night-lit speedway for clench-teethed, wannabe Lance Armstrongs, under the transparent ruse of being opened to the “modes” of seniors, people with walkers, wheelchairs and strollers. That’s not sugar-coating, it’s another word starting with the same sound. It’s being sneaked in almost exclusively for the bicycle lobby. Look at this narrow,

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verdant path and imagine how likely the tottering old folks etc. would coexist with the spandex-clad, 27-speed “recreational” cyclists. (Here’s a challenge. Check a row of parked bicycles. Find even one in 20 with a horn or bell to warn those walkers?) Yes, there are fine, intelligent cyclists who even stop at stoplights. Then there are the others. This reborn Seaview Walk would not amuse residents along the adjacent drives — Cranley, Marine, Eagleridge and Bluebell, and Falcon Road and others. Heavy two-wheeled traffic apart, they’d have to enjoy the lively conversations that clumps of Sunday cyclists have with one another. As I did, mea culpa, in earliest morning, typically between Hamilton and Niagara Falls, 90 miles/145 kilometres return in a day, on a three-speed Humber. But what did I know, I was 15, 16. The pedalers would not just dominate this “one multi-modal path, to be shared by all the users” — quoting Ray Fung, West Van’s director of engineering

and transportation. They would scare off the other “modes.” Bikes don’t mix with pedestrians, least of all with small children in tow. You can see this in the leg of the Spirit Trail from Park Royal to 13th Street — paved and regimented the way Seaview Walk would be. Some pedestrians and cyclists still prefer the vehicle lane rather than their own dedicated lane. Drivers are used to them. It’s as plain as a Bruce Allen opinion: cyclists already have plenty of surfaces. They’re called streets and roads. That said, drivers who pass them dangerously closely, on blind curves, or over the line and threatening oncoming traffic, are arrogant idiots and deserve big, fat fines. I praise Fung for candour and patience listening to my wild-eyed rant (chief administrative officer Grant McRadu sent him — too busy to talk to me himself). About 65 neighbours attended the first, under-the-radar “workshop” Dec. 5. I asked Fung about their reaction. “The temper of the

meeting was that they preferred so see Seaview Walk as is, thank you very much,” Fung acknowledged. My reading of town hall’s measured report pretty well bore that out. The attendees broke into groups and wrote down their views. Especially denounced was the asphalt proposal. I admit my wacky dog interest, but many others objected to leashing their dogs on Seaview, one of the North Shore’s safest and friendliest walks with your best friend. Staff, Fung emphasized, have taken no position on the issue — and the decision of course is West Van council’s. All this is the dry goods of petty local politics. Speaking as a quite rare pilgrim to Seaview Walk — my dog prefers Ambleside — I sense the intense neighbourliness of the human and canine bond. Last year the photo of a dog was posted. With elegant simplicity the owners announced its death and expressed appreciation of fellow dog-walkers’ love for the dog over many years. It

clutched the heart, reader. ••• Liberal Ralph Sultan, who in 2009 creamed all comers (far more votes than all others put together), will face two worthy opponents May 14 in West Vancouver-Capilano: New Democrat Terry Platt, a return bout, and Conservative David Jones, known for his work with the Coho Festival and recent recipient of a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal. ••• Don’t miss Quartet at the Park & Tilford, set in a home for retired musicians. Come for Maggie Smith and the stillambitious, even still-randy old people; stay for the innovative credits, cameos of the real-life musicians. The film industry is shrewdly re-wooing audiences they alienated with their blinding violence and trashy sex for the last 35 years. ••• I had a journalist’s selfish reason to enjoy John Clark. The former West See Adios page 8

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Friday, March 1, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

Electorate turns off, tunes out B.C. Liberals THE evidence is in: British Columbians have collectively hit the “off” switch to anything the B.C. Liberal government has to say.

Nothing the B.C. Liberals have tried for months has improved their standing with the voters, who now appear firmly entrenched in the antiB.C. Liberal camp. The multi-million taxpayer ad campaign that made questionable boasts about job creation has been a dud. The nasty attack ad on NDP leader Adrian Dix has had no impact. The throne speech was a flop. And the budget fell flat with the public, who appear to have collectively flipped the “off” switch on anything the government has to say. Two recent polls back these assertions up. One, by Ipsos-Reid, showed that just 12 per cent of those knew the government had tabled a new budget believed the government when it claimed it was “balanced.” The latest Angus Reid poll provides a mountain of findings that show the B.C. Liberals continue to be mired in a swamp of negativity from the voters. The party trails the NDP by 16 points, and has lost about one-third of

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the people who voted for the Liberals in 2009. Most tellingly, the Angus Reid poll showed that 59 per cent of the electorate want a new government. That is an astounding figure, one that must send shudders through the B.C. Liberal camp. But the governing party is pressing on, and has decided to make its alleged fiscal prowess the central theme of its election platform. You may well ask how a government that has wracked up four deficits in a row (and maybe even five) and almost doubled the provincial debt can expect to be re-elected on

a platform that says it’s the only party to be trusted to manage government finances properly. Yet that is precisely the seemingly contradictory argument the B.C. Liberals are putting forth as we head towards the election. Unfortunately for the ruling party, its track record for managing finances is hardly a stellar one. Despite their claims of being financial geniuses, the B.C. Liberals have brought home seven deficit budgets during their time in office, and have pushed the provincial debt level from $34 billion when they were first elected to $63 billion next year. And since absolutely nothing has worked for the B.C. Liberals, there is little reason to think the public is going to suddenly start listening to their arguments about financial management. The only variable left in the game has nothing to do with the B.C. Liberals. Instead, it’s all about the NDP. Only a major stumble or scandal in the NDP camp is likely to derail their election chances. The gap in popularity

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It adds up to a deficit of about $750 million, which may strike some as too high. I haven’t even included the various demands from NDP caucus members to increase spending in other areas, and party leader Adrian Dix would be wise to muzzle his caucus’s spending calls. Of course, none of this may matter. If the general public keeps that “off” switch to anything the B.C. Liberals have to say, that big gap between them and the New Democrats won’t be closing come Election Day. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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WV to restrict turns off Marine Drive Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

MOTORISTS looking to take a left off Marine Drive onto 14th or 16th streets during afternoon rush hour will need to find alternate routes beginning March 4.

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Seymour closes for a day after snowplow mishap Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

IT was a quiet Sunday for what should have been a busy day of fresh powder on Mt. Seymour. Resort staff had to keep the hill closed Sunday to allow for BC Hydro crews to make repairs to electrical infrastructure damaged by a snowplow on Saturday night. “It looks to us that the gear was damaged by a snowplow. . . . Our crews were able to make temporary repairs on Saturday night but had to come back on Sunday to make full repairs,” said Simi Heer, BC Hydro spokeswoman. Thankfully, there were few disappointed skiers and snowboarders turning up to Seymour on Sunday as staff got the word out that the runs were closed for business. “We gave a lot of communication on Saturday. From feedback (Monday), there wasn’t a lot of people showing up,” said Julie Mulligan, marketing co-ordinator for Mt. Seymour. “I think we did a really good job relaying the message early when we got the information from BC Hydro.”9 Sunday’s loss was a gain for Monday’s skiers, as a record dump of snow hit the mountain between Sunday and Monday morning. “Within 24 hours, we had about 55 centimetres of snow, which is a huge amount of snow. That brought our snowfall this season to be record numbers over the last five years. All of a sudden, we’ve already received over 1,000 cm of snow,” Mulligan said.

Adios to WV’s John Clark From page 6

Van councillor, who died last month, was a great spontaneous, sidewalk interview in front of The Men’s Room on Bellevue Avenue, which he co-owned with Christine Brand, now rebooted as Baracos & Brand. Clark insisted on no obituary. He probably didn’t want a party either, but wife Wendy and children Gavin and Laura threw a lovely one anyway, at North Van’s Holiday Inn. Mayor Michael Smith and Coun. Bill Soprovich were among the speakers. Even in his last painful months, asked how he felt, Clark answered with his patented: “Fan-tastic!” His parting words were always “Adios, amigos!” Those were the last words Laura heard him speak. rtlautens@gmail.com


Friday, March 1, 2013 - North Shore News - A9

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Ignore the cash, more value in built units

Dear Editor: Regarding your Feb 13 story, City Seeks Advice on Density Bonusing: I am frustrated by the intractable conflicts on City of North Vancouver council. I cannot think why any responsible councillor would support cash contributions from developers in lieu of community amenities, particularly belowmarket units. Anyone who follows Vancouver housing knows why their city government now prefers built units over cash. The value of the units always exceeds the cash offerings, without even counting the time lag before cash is translated into living space for those in need. Anyone who follows population health issues knows that mixed populations are healthier

than the select demographics which emerge from elitist developments. I agree, of course, that senior governments should take responsibility for housing supply, as they do in every other developed country, and as they did in Canada from the end of the Second World War until 1993. However, since the federal government has limited its response to the extreme low end of the housing continuum, since our provincial government has followed suit, and since our municipal government is the one most in touch with the broad swathe of “at risk of homelessness” populations whom the market has failed for 20 years now, why would responsible councillors go for a “cash grab”? Donna J. Stewart, North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: I wanted to thank a lovely woman who made two “feisty old ladies” very happy and grateful. A friend and I went for dinner to Blue Eyed Marys the day after Valentine’s. My friend is somewhat hard of hearing and we were perhaps speaking a bit loudly given the size of the space. We spoke briefly to the woman and her sweet little daughter, who ate quietly near us. When we finished our meal, the waiter brought us a note, which said “Happy Valentine’s Day to two feisty ladies.” This young woman had paid for our meal and left with her little girl. My friend and I were so taken aback, especially as we thought we may have been a bit annoying by speaking loudly, to find that such a kind gesture had been made. It lifted our spirits for days! Thank you. Anne C. Walton West Vancouver

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INQUIRING REPORTER THE Senate is still in session, provided enough senators can make bail. Between sexual assault charges, spending indiscretions, and absenteeism, some onlookers are wondering if Canada’s sober second thought has become more of a drunken echo. Despite being part of the Canadian political process for 130 years, members of both the NDP and the Conservatives have called for a referendum on the future of the Senate. Can the Red Chamber be reformed or has the Senate outlived its usefulness? Find us on Facebook and tell us what you think. — Jeremy Shepherd

Tony Kook North Vancouver “I think the Senate’s there for a reason, and I have some friends on the Senate, so I don’t think it should be abolished.”

Should the Senate be abolished?

Kent Jacobsen North Vancouver “I don’t know about abolished, but the way they bring them in should be changed. Elected would probably be the best way.”

Kane Arnold North Vancouver “It’s not terribly bad. As far as abolishing it completely, I think that’s a bit absurd. Maybe put the whole system under review.”

Janet McGinley North Vancouver “I don’t even know what the Canadian Senate does. I really don’t. They could abolish the whole thing and I don’t think we’d miss it.”

Jackie Rutledge North Vancouver “I don’t know what they do. All I know is they’ve never done anything for me since I retired.”

WorkSafe dispenses safety violation fines

Roofing companies mostly targeted for no fall protection Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

WORKSAFEBC slapped construction companies on the North Shore with just shy of $50,000 last year for violating work safety regulations.

Eight outfits — mostly roofing companies — were handed fines by the provincial regulatory agency ranging from a high of almost $17,000 to a low of $2,500 last year.

The total of the fines came in at about $49,500. Topping the list was the company Perm Roof, handed a fine of $16,776 on Dec. 21 last year for what WorkSafeBC described as a “high-risk and repeated violation” of not using fall protection. The annual WorkSafe report on safety violations said a supervisor and one of the company’s young workers were working on a sloped roof of a two-storey house, about seven metres up without fall protection. Most of the other companies fined by WorkSafe were nabbed for similar violations. Select Roofing Ltd. was fined $6,764, ET Roofing and Renovation Ltd. was fined $5,000, Zipp Construction Ltd. was fined $4,123, Cypress Roofing Ltd. was fined $3,462 and

Salvatore Mano was fined $2,606 — all for allowing workers to work on roofs of buildings under construction without proper fall protection harnesses. In two of the cases, workers were about nine metres (30 feet) above the ground. In the case of Select Roofing, a supervisor was also working without fall protection. Apex Western Homes Ltd. was also dinged with a fine of $8,256 for allowing a subcontractor operating excavating equipment to damage a natural gas line under the worksite no fewer than three separate times. WorkSafe ruled the company failed to accurately determine where the utility lines were before excavating or drilling with power tools. Baldev Singh and Harminder S. Lidhar were also fined $2,500 for failing to comply with orders issued by WorkSafeBC within a reasonable period of time.

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Silk Purse art exhibition opening

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Featured artist Greg Allen Vancouver painter and printmaker Greg Allen was celebrated at an opening reception for a current exhibition of his work at the Silk Purse Arts Centre Feb. 19. The show, entitled Looking From the Outside, features an array of original prints and paintings and will remain on display at the West Vancouver gallery until March 10. The artist will share his skill and knowledge at Block Printing 101, a block printing workshop for beginners, March 10 from 2-4 p.m. Supplies provided. Cost: $10. To register, phone 604-925-7292. Info: silkpurse.ca.

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The word Fado comes from the Latin word fatum, from which the English word fate also originates ... Fado is a music genre which can be traced to the 1820s in Portugal, but probably with much earlier origins. It was introduced in the port districts like Alfama, Mouraria and Bairro Alto. Some trace its origins or influences to “cantigas de amigo” (friends songs) from the Middle Ages or Moorish songs. Fado performers in the middle of the 19th century were mainly from urban working class and sailors, who not only sang, but also danced and beat the fado. During the second half of the 19th century, the African rhythms became less important, and the performers became singers. Fado was generally sung by one person called a fadista, and normally accompanied by the Portuguese guitar and the classical guitar. — Wikipedia More online at nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

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Moura, known for her sultry low-pitched voice, has recorded seven albums and attained multi-platinum status in her home country. This week the fadista kicked off the North American leg of her international tour, which will include a stop at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts on Sunday, March 3. She will be performing songs from her most recent album Desfado, which, unlike her previous records, features a number of contemporary musicians from different musical backgrounds. “I wanted to invite them because I really follow their work and lately we have been doing a lot of collaborations and I wanted to record it and to share it with the audience,” Moura says. Her departure from tradition is reflected in the instrumentation. “Traditionally in fado we only use the Portuguese guitar and the classic guitar, but I will bring bass, I will bring drums and keyboards.” Desfado was produced by Larry Klein, the ex-husband and frequent collaborator of Canadian music icon Joni Mitchell. The album includes a fadostyle cover of Mitchell’s “A Case of You.” Moura says it was never her intention to record in English, but “A Case of You” is one of her favourite songs and the

■ Ana Moura performs Sunday, March 3, 8 p.m. at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts as part of the Global Roots series. Tickets are $35/$32 available at tickets.capilanou.ca

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SHE was raised in a household that valued traditional Portuguese music, developed her singing voice in the bars and nightclubs of Lisbon, and has drawn on contemporary inspiration to breathe new life into an old-world genre. Today, 33-year-old Ana Moura is one of the preeminent fado singers in Portugal. Literally translating to “fate” in Portuguese, fado is a traditional musical style that Moura describes as “soul music.” “It’s a specific style where we sing with our soul, where we express our feelings,” she says. The lyrics are typically melancholy, infused with feelings of suffering, loss and nostalgic longing or “saudade.”

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A14 - North Shore News - Friday, March 1, 2013

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A Visual Language

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

JIN Hong (working with linen and silk) and Eric Goldstein (coloured threads, acrylic paint and plaster on canvas) will display their art in a new exhibit, A Visual Language, March 5-24 at West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery. An opening reception is scheduled for Tuesday, March 5 from 6 to 8 p.m. and a Meet the Artists session for Saturday, March 9 from 2 to 3 p.m. For more information visit ferrybuilding.com.

GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: bellevuegallery.ca. A Feeler: A solo exhibition of Michiko Suzuki’s large-scale etching prints will run until March 16. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9221915 or bucklandsoutherst. com. Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail. com. 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. 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. Exquisite Landscape: A See more page 15

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CALENDAR From page 14 massive collaborative panoramic painting that will wrap around the entire gallery by artists Sandrine Pelissier, Elspeth Hart, Sarah Hill, Mary Shaugnessy and Camille Sleeman will be displayed until March 9. Ruminations of Order: Emerging artists Rosemary Burden, Angela Gooliaff, Judy D. Shane and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah will display their work from March 15 to April 13. Opening reception: Thursday, March 14, 7-9 p.m. Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of 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 Peterson Turgoose’s work of urban landscapes until March 26. 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. Jurors’ Choice: A mixed media exhibition with various artists will run until March 3. A Visual Language: A mixed media exhibition with Eric Goldstein and Jin Hong March 5-24. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5, 6-8 p.m. Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 9, 2-3 p.m. Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-903-3798. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: info@smithfoundation.ca. Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St.,

North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604980-1699 or gcartstudio@shaw.ca. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. North Shore Photographic Challenge: A presentation of the work of the best photographers in B.C. and the Yukon Saturday, March 2 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. Info: nsps. ca. Macgillycuddy’s Consignment: 128 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Exhibition: Figurative work by Anna du Bois will be on display from March 4 to April 21. North Shore: From Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay. North Shore Art Crawl: Galleries, studio artists and artisans are invited to register until March 15 to open their studios/galleries to the public for the third annual event which will take place April 20 and 21. Info and registration: nsartcrawl.ca or Norman Vipond, 604-209-1197. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-987-5612 or northvanmuseum.ca. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or presentationhousegall. com. An Exhibition with Anna Oppermann, Andrea Pinheiro and Marianne Wex will run until March 24. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: satellitegallery.ca. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Dialogue of Inanimate Objects: Works on canvas

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CALENDAR From page 15 by Frieda Ashworth and pottery by Patty Osborne and Elizabeth Nichols will be on display until April 14. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. Chameleon: A Polymer clay exhibition will run until March 2. Common/Opposites: An exhibition of works by ceramist Les Manning will run from March 5 to April 6. Artist talk: Sunday, March 24, 2-3 p.m. Reception: Sunday, March 24, 3-5 p.m. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-9257292 or silkpurse.ca. Looking From the Outside: Painter/printmaker Greg Allen will have his work on display until March 10. Allen will hold block printing workshop for beginners Sunday, March 10, 2-4 p.m. Supplies provided. Fee: $10. Imagery in Colour and Ceramic: An exhibition of Roohay Marandi’s ceramic sculptures and pottery and Nazanin Sadeghi’s watercolour paintings will run from March 12 to 31. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 12, 6-8 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7400 or westvanlibrary.ca. The Colours of Spring: A group show in celebration of Norouz will run until April 30. Opening reception: Friday, March 1, 7-9 p.m. From Print to Digital: A display of some original historical images that have been restored will run from March 1 to April 30. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 p.m. Info: 604-925-7290. Art in the Hall: Paintings by Anne Gudrun will be on display until March 1. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-9257295 or westvancouvermuseum.ca. Cutting Out the Tongue: An exhibition of selected work from 1976 to 2012 by Pierre Coupey will run March 6-April 27. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 5, 7 p.m. Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 2-3 p.m. CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre.

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JUNO Award nominees Yukon Blonde perform tonight at the Commodore Ballroom with Diamond Rings as part of Virgin Mobile’s Squamish Valley Music Festival Launch Party. Tickets for the show are $20 with doors at 7 p.m. and show at 8:15 p.m. The fest itself is scheduled for August 9 and 10 at Hendrickson Fields & Logger Sports Ground. Yukon Blonde, nominated as Breakthrough Group Of The Year, are heading out on tour this month in support of their latest album Tiger Talk. Cap Jazz Series: Pianist Ernan Lopez-Nussa will perform with “A” Band and NiteCap Friday, March 1 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $32/$29. Cap Global Roots Series: Ana Moura will perform fado style singing Sunday, March 3 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Cap Classics — Notre Melos: Violinist Nancy DiNovo and cellist Ariel Barnes will perform works by Beethoven and Ravel Friday, March 8 at 11:45 a.m. Free. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info:

centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Classical-Celtic Crossover: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform with guest artists from the North Shore Celtic Ensemble Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. There will be a pre-show chat at 6:30 p.m. Tickets: $39/$35/$12. Romeo and Juliet: The Vancouver Symphony Orchestra will perform a concert featuring some of the best known pieces from See more page 30

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IN the 1960s, North Vancouver resident Margaret Grenier’s parents, Ken and Margaret Harris, then living in Prince Rupert and of the Gitxsan Nation, launched a familybased dance group to redevelop and preserve the songs and dances of their ancestry in the younger generation.

“It was after the Potlatch Ban was lifted that a lot of work in the communities began to take place to revitalize the artistic practices in the culture,” says Grenier, 40. Interested in sharing and celebrating their culture with the wider community, her parents also launched the long-running Haw yah hawni nah Festival, which brought together different dancers from the Northwest Coast in an annual celebration. In the 1980s, her mother and father moved to Vancouver and through the efforts of the next generation, both their inter-generational dance group and festival have endured. Now known as Dancers of Damelahamid, the professional Aboriginal dance company is based on the North Shore and at its helm is Grenier, who took over for her parents in 2002 and serves as artistic and executive director. Growing up, Grenier’s involvement in

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the group instilled in her the importance of cultural identity within families as well as the benefits of sharing one’s traditions across cultures. She’s proud that her own children, active members of Dancers of Damelahamid, have been provided with that same learning opportunity. “They really are taking on a lot more of the leading roles within the dances so that’s really nice to see,” she says of her 15-year-old daughter and 19-year-old son. The members of Dancers of Damelahamid are gearing up for the 2013 edition of the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, a continuation of the former Prince Rupert Haw yah hawni nah Festival. photo Ana Pedrero Launched in Vancouver in 2008 as part of the Vancouver THE Dancers of Damelahamid are gearing up for the 2013 edition of the Coastal First 2010 Cultural Olympiad, the Nations Dance Festival, a continuation of Prince Rupert’s Haw yah hawni nah Festival. annual Lower Mainland event evenings by having two different performance schedules,” says is organized by Dancers of Damelahamid in partnership with the University of British Columbia’s Museum of Anthropology, Grenier. She’s pleased that a number of artists are making their which serves as the host venue. festival debut this year, including hoop dancer Alex Wells “There’s the opportunity of bringing together such a and Nukariik (sisters Karin and Kathy Kettler), who will beautiful variety of artists from all along the coast for audiences demonstrate Inuit throat singing. to witness and have this wonderful community experience,” “I find it really exciting when we get to bring in traditions says Grenier, who serves as festival director. “But I also that are outside of the Northwest Coast genre and really share think that from the artist perspective it really is a wonderful in a little bit more of a broader way with the other dancers that opportunity of supporting one another, of coming together in are coming in as well,” she says. a way that’s a celebration, that inspires one another and that More informal festival stage performances, included with really is building a community as well within the artists that are a regular museum admission, are being presented March 9 coming back year after year to the festival and bringing in new and 10, from 1 to 4 p.m. Scheduled performers on Saturday artists to that community as well.” include: Tsatsu Stalqayu Coast Wolf Pack, Musqueam; Kwhlii This year’s Coastal First Nations Dance Festival is set Gibaygum, Nisga’a; Dakhká Khwáan, Carcross/Tagish; Alex for March 6-10 and will feature performances by a host of Aboriginal artists from the Northwest Coast of North America. Wells; and Git Hoan. Sunday performers include: Compaigni V’ni Dansi, Métis; Kwakwaka’wakw Dancers; Dakhká Khwáan, Program highlights include signature evening performances, Carcross/Tagish; Git Hayetsk; and Chinook Song Catchers, afternoon festival stage events and school workshops. Squamish. “We’ve created a context where there’s so much respect “It gives the audience the opportunity to come to the Great and honouring for one another in what’s being shared so it Hall and watch some performances and then also be able to becomes a very comfortable place to share in a very deep way explore the galleries,” says Grenier. so I find that to be really very beautiful. I always feel very Another popular component of the festival are school honoured by the artists that come and present at the festival,” performances, being presented March 6-7 this year, and geared says Grenier. toward elementary and secondary school groups. Signature evening performances ($25/$20) are being held “They’re basically an opportunity for schools to come and Friday, March 8 and Saturday, March 9 at 7:30 p.m. The Friday do a field trip to the Museum of Anthropology and see live program features performances by: Dancers of Damelahamid; performances,” says Grenier. Spakwus Slolem, Squamish; Alex Wells, Lil’wat; Git Hayetsk, In addition to the Coastal First Nations Dance Festival, Nisga’a/Tsimshian; and Nukariik, Inuit. Saturday night’s members of Dancers of Damelahamid are scheduled to lineup includes: Dancers of Damelahamid; Kwakwaka’wakw make their first appearance at the 13th annual Vancouver Dancers; Git Hoan, Tsimshian; and Rainbow Creek Dancers, International Dance Festival that’s running from March Haida. 2-23 (vidf.ca). They’ll perform March 14, 15 and 16 at The “This is our second year of having two evening events and Roundhouse at 7 p.m. so it’s really nice that we’re able to bring more artists into the

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Bouge de là in step with their audience Whimsical troupe paint with their bodies on stage ■ Bouge de là presents The Studio at Centennial Theatre, Sunday, March 3 at 2 p.m.

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THE performance has ended and a child from the third row is walking across the parking lot with his family.

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21 and Over all about finding your bliss

■ 21 And Over. Directed by Jon Lucas and Scott Moore. Starring Miles Teller, Jonathan Keltz and Justin Chon. Rating: 7 (out of 10)

Julie Crawford Contributing Writer Every few years a film comes along that celebrates our natural North American propensity for drinking until we pass out or vomit, or both. 21 And Over comes courtesy of the writers of The Hangover, who know a thing or two about debauched nights on the town. You’ve seen it before, of course. The film borrows from The Hangover, Old School, Road Trip and a host of others. In this latest boozy bromance, two buddies descend on a third, who is celebrating his 21st birthday. Or rather, he isn’t celebrating: he has the interview of a lifetime the following day and doesn’t want to mess it up. “You guys are so white!” marvels Jeff Chang (Justin Chon the Twilight movies), whose pals never call him by one name only. Jeffchang’s dad is old-school Asian and pressuring his son into medical school, like it or not. But no partying doesn’t sit See Characters page 23

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FILM

Characters get A for expletives

From page 22

well with Miller (Miles Teller): that’s the cue for his speech about how “in America, it’s about Budweiser and bald eagles” and how getting faced on one’s 21st birthday is a rite of passage. It’s the drunk-guy’s equivalent of Henry V’s motivational St. Crispin’s Day speech, and it works. The boys flip the bird at fate by saying, “just one beer”, and as everyone knows, nothing good ever followed that sentence. After some mechanical bull-riding and the requisite slo-mo projectile vomit scene, Jeffchang passes out. It’s up to Miller and straight-laced Casey (Skylar Astin, the charmer from Pitch Perfect) to drag their buddy home — if they can figure out where he lives — and sober him up before his big interview. It’s a long, circuitous walk home, obviously, otherwise 21 And Over would be a very short film. On the way the young men encounter stampeding buffalo, angry Latinas, an over-capacity Smart car, and the new love of Casey’s life (Sarah Wright). Basically, it’s just your typical Katy Perry Friday night. Yes, it’s a movie about beer pong supremacy, but it’s also about finding your bliss. Uptight Casey, who plans on turning all Wall Street on his pals as soon as school is over, takes a page out of Miller’s book and chills out. For his part, Miller decides that it’s time to grow up … sorta. And Jeffchang reveals that he’s not the perfect son and student everyone thinks he is. Every character in the film — male, female, old and young — gets an ‘A’ for expletives. The film relies heavily on the fasttalking smarm of Teller (who was in last year’s ultimate high school party movie, Project X) and writers give him an arsenal of borderline racist and definitely sexist lines to keep up the peppy pace. Directors Jon Lucas and Scott Moore haven’t come up with anything new, but have crafted a decent party film around a threadbare plot. Not quite a cautionary tale — the men walk away a little red in the butt-cheeks but otherwise relatively unscathed — 21 And Over serves as a reminder to college-aged kids that they should make hay while the sun shines, and to have their ID at the ready.

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FILM SHOWTIMES From page 22 Sun 1:45, 4:35, 7:15, 10 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Parsifal Sat 9 a.m. PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. Spaghetti Unchained! Sergio Leone, Sergio Corbucci and the Splendours of the Spaghetti Western March 1-6, 12-14, 21-24, April 4-8, 12, 14-15, 19. Anchored by an exclusive run of the re-release of the Quentin Tarantino favourite Django, the reference point for Tarantino’s recent hit Django Unchained, the Cinematheque’s Spaghetti Western series features several classics from Leone and Corbucci, and a handful of other bad-ass Westerns all’italiana, including gems by Gianfranco Parolini, Giulio Petroni, and Carlo Lizzani. No less than eight of the ten films in the series were scored by Ennio Morricone, the composer whose music is virtually synonymous with the popular subgenre. Tonight’s screenings: 6:30 p.m. A Fistful of Dollars (Per un pugno di dollari) Italy/Spain/West Germany 1964. Director: Sergio Leone Cast: Clint Eastwood, Gian Maria Volonté, Marianne Koch, Pepe Calvo, Wolfgang Lukschy. (Sergio Leone’s first Spaghetti Western introduced his eccentric, highly influential style, and created Clint Eastwood’s iconic, poncho-clad Man with No Name persona). Navajo Joe (8:30 p.m. Un dollaro a testa) Italy/Spain 1966. Director: Sergio Corbucci Cast: Burt Reynolds, Fernando Rey, Aldo Sambrell, Nicoletta Machiavelli. Quentin Tarantino’s favourite Spaghetti Western is Sergio Corbucci’s super-bloody tale of revenge, starring Burt Reynolds.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE

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Spring style is casual

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DEAR Mattie:

How can I look fashionable and casual at the same time? Looking for Casual Ideas in Deep Cove

Dear Deep Cove: If you don’t like “dressing up” all the time, I suggest you get a few pieces that work well with your current wardrobe and kick it up a notch. Basic pieces include a T-shirt, a sweater and a pair of jeans. I know this may sound boring at first, but there are some excellent options. Everyone has T-shirts, but do you have the right ones? T-shirts have become popular as long as they are fresh and not sloppy. For a sophisticated look, get a single colour, with a collar that you like. From v-neck to round neck, they all are in fashion. All T’s need to be loose but fitted. Fitted T-shirts work well with a sweater, so that this layering look is not bulky. When you wear a single colour T-shirt, accessorize with a statement piece around your neck. Graphic T-shirts are bolder and have a few colours that are either repetitive or abstract patterns. T-shirts have a short sleeve that is slightly longer than a cap sleeve. These T-shirts look great with a cardigan that complements the vibrant colours. For this look, I would opt for statement earrings with a matching statement ring. The retro or concert T is making a comeback. The images to look for are something from the ’70s like The Rolling Stones, and The Rocky Horror Picture Show. The T-shirt that you got at Neil Young’s fabulous concert would work. I would wear this T with a bulky sweater, so that when you take off the sweater, there is an element of funky casual surprise. Now that we have our base, let’s look at bottoms.

Jeans are always popular. Look for mid to darker washes. Dark coloured fivepocket jeans are trending. Rust, green, indigo and of course black should work well with your current wardrobe. Faded jeans are not as trendy this season. The two most popular fits for jeans this season are the slim and the flare. The slim can be bunched up to the ankle or cropped to the top of your anklebone. In both scenarios, you need statement shoes. The flare fit is long enough to cover your whole shoe. The seam at the bottom of the jeans resembles a cuff. This allows you to roll up your jeans (once) to accommodate a lower heel. Single rolled up jeans, creating a thin detail, are coming back in fashion. The sweater is the ultimate layering piece. All sweaters are in fashion, so choose the colours and patterns in the knit weight that you like. The look that I like best is the sweaters that layer. Vests, cardigans and v-necks allow you to see the under layer and make your outfit look casual yet trendy. Sweaters are fitted and not bulky. I also like the idea of an indulgent fabric. Cashmere and silk feel and look great while being investment pieces. All of these pieces work well together. I like the look of edgy and sophisticated together. You decide how much you want to kick it up. Adieu, Mattie

Spring fashion show: Wear Else at Park Royal will hold an in-store runway presentation on Friday, March 8 at 11:30 a.m. Featured collections include: Elizabeth & James, Black Orchid, Haute Hippie, Sinclair, Alice + Olivia, Kelly Wearstler, Paul & Joe Sister, SW3 Bespoke and Peuterey. Tickets are $40 at wearelse. com with proceeds in support of BC Women’s Hospital and Health Centre Foundation. Custom fitted suit event: Enjoy a complimentary breakfast or lunch while being custom fitted for a suit on Friday, March 8, 7 p.m. at the Shangri-La Hotel in Vancouver. At 5 p.m. Fred Lee (The Province, Vancouver Courier and CBC) and Steven Schelling (fashion stylist, Georgia Straight contributor and editor of PINQ.ca) will host cocktails and conversation. To book an appointment, call West Vancouver’s Baracos + Brand at 604-925-1812 or email info@baracosandbrand.com. Spring trunk shows: Marilyn’s boutique will feature the spring collection from Luisa Cerano with a fashion show and presentation noon to 4 p.m. on Sunday, March 10 at the boutique, 5363 Headland Dr., in West Vancouver’s Caulfeild Village. Space is limited. To RSVP for the show or schedule an appointment with a stylist, call 604-925-4110 or email service@ marilynsofwestvancouver.com. — compiled by Layne Christensen

Mattie a la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. She can be reached by email: mattiealamode@gmail. com. Or you can follow her on pinterest.com/ mattiealamode/

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Layne Christensen

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PALE and polished was the winner in red carpet beauty at The Oscars.

NEWS photo Lisa King

DENTIST Sanaz Najian finds cold-weather comfort and style in a Catherine Barkley coat from Jack + Jill, Louis Vuitton bag, Fendi scarf and boots by Material Girl from The Bay.

Hollywood’s leading ladies at the 85th annual Academy Awards last Sunday eschewed elaborate updos and piled-on cosmetics in favour of natural-looking makeup, nude nails and finished, yet unfussy, hair. All this week, the web’s top entertainment and fashion sites were ranking the best beauty looks from Oscar night. E! Online championed Best Actress winner Jennifer Lawrence as a red-carpet beauty all-star. “Not only was her gown off the charts but her feminine makeup was perfectly on point,” reported the entertainment and celebrity news site. Allure.com liked Best Supporting Actress Anne Hathaway’s petal pink lips, which were a perfect match for the Oscar winner’s blush pink Prada gown. “It took a few attempts to get the right lip colour,” said Kate Lee, a Chanel celebrity makeup artist who was quoted on the site. “We tried bright pink and a mid-toned rose before settling on Chanel Rouge Allure (Luminous Intense Lip Color) in Éva.” Les Misèrables star Amanda Seyfried was one of the few stars who added colour to her face at the Oscars, with lavender lids. Star Jessica Chastain wore a bright red lip and a simple stroke of black liner with her glittery Armani Privé gown. A major trend to come out of award season was the brushed-out wave, according to the daily entertainment news and lifestyle trends site Popsugar. At the Oscars, Best

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BEST Supporting Actress winner AnneHathaway,inTiffanydiamonds and a Prada gown, wears pale pink makeup and a pixie ’do. Actress nominee Chastain and presenter Reese Witherspoon sported the “Old Hollywood look,” which featured a deep side part and cascading waves over one shoulder. The lob, or long bob, was another redcarpet hair favourite. Zooey Deschanel, Stacy Keibler and Petra Nemcova all coiled their long tresses into chin-length ’dos.

Hair accessories like those that adorned Salma Hayek’s top knot, Sandra Bullock’s straight tresses and Nicole Kidman’s romantic, loose curls were also highlighted as a trend, and one that’s sure to rock this spring’s grad party circuit. Naked nails were another red-carpet look. Jennifer Aniston, Amy Adams and Jennifer Garner all wore neutral nail varnish. Silver Linings Playbook star Lawrence’s silvery digits were courtesy of celebrity nail artist April Foreman, who coated the actress’ nails with Covergirl Outlast nail gloss in Forever Frosted, Nailitmag.com reported. Not all of Hollywood’s beauties favoured pale skin with their light-coloured looks. This was California, after all, and several stars opted for a sun-kissed glow. British beauty brand St. Tropez, which hosted the Brit Beauty Suite at The Four Seasons Beverly Hills during Oscar week, offered Hollywood’s elite a menu of tanning and skin finishing services to ensure head-to-toe flawless perfection on the red carpet. Oscar presenter Hayek, Emmy Rossum, Kelly Osbourne and Rosamund Pike reportedly took advantage of the brand’s hospitality, according to a release. Hayek’s glow was courtesy of St. Tropez Self Tan Bronzing Lotion and Rossum’s fair skin was prepped the day before using St. Tropez Gradual Tan Everyday Body Lotion applied by celebrity makeup artist Jo Baker. Rossum’s Oscar night makeup glistened with bronzed hues on eyes, cheeks and lips. Using a smartphone, scan Anne Hathaway’s photo with the Layar app to see more red-carpet looks from Oscar night.


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the Russian repertoire Monday, March 4 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $37.50/$33.50/$25. Country Gold: Impressions of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Reba and Willie Nelson Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.45. Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-5580928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Tickets: capilanou. ca/nscucentre or at the door. Gloria Dei Lutheran Church: 1110 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. North Shore Music Festival: The North Shore Registered Music Teachers will present their 42nd annual concerts March 13-15 at 7 p.m. March 13 will feature the highlights of the non-competitive section in piano, vocal, winds, strings and family class and March 14 and 15 will be the trophy winners in piano and strings. Admission: $10/$5. Free workshops will take place prior to the concerts. Info: Alice, 604-987-1067 or Diana, 604-929-1592. photo supplied Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. An Evening of Contrasts: DEJAH Léger performs traditional music from Québec and Acadie at this weekend’s The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Festival du Bois in Coquitlam’s Mackin Park. The celebration of Québecois culture kicks Choir will team up with UBC off tonight with a performance by Montreal’s Genticorum at the Terry Fox Theatre. For Opera for a performance Friday, a complete schedule of this weekend’s activities go to festivaldubois.ca. March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25/$22. Info: vladamars.com. Early Music Vancouver — J.S. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Bach’s Goldberg Variations: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. perform Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Join Early Music Vancouver’s Music for Life: A musical event in support of prostate cancer associate artistic director Mathew White for a pre-show discussion Friday, March 1 at 7 p.m. Capilano University music instructor at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Rueben Gurr will perform along with Rene Worst, Bill Coon and Intermediate Orchestra Spring Concert: The Vancouver Youth Jennifer Scott. There will also be a silent auction. Tickets: $20. Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Cap Jazz at PHT: Students from the Jazz Studies Program at Admission by donation. Tickets: vyso.com. Capilano University will perform with special guests from the Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North faculty Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Vancouver. Info: lynnvalleychurch.com. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Reeltime Celtic and reservations: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. Music for Art: Lions Gate Sinfonia will perform a concert inspired ensemble will perform March 1. Admission by suggested donation by the current exhibition “Looking From the Outside” Thursday of $10. The third Friday of each month, youth are invited for March 7 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. dinner and the show for $15 with tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov will return for a concert Thursday, Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North March 14 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Vancouver. Through the Hourglass: Pianist and composer Vlada Mars will perform Saturday, March 2 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15/$10. See more page 33

Festival du Bois

Portugal reconnecting with traditions

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lyrics, which deal with lost love, are reminiscent of fado. “This was really a big challenge for me to record this song and to do this cover, but I didn’t want to think too much about that, I just wanted to sing with my soul,” she says. Moura was born in the city of Santarem on the Tejo River north of Lisbon. Her music-loving parents instilled in their daughter a passion for traditional song. “When I was very young they used to sing fado,” Moura says, “and my weekends were spent with them jamming with their friends and singing fado and the other styles.” As a teenager Moura dabbled in pop and rock, but always maintained a strong emotional connection to fado. She eventually found her way back to the genre thanks to a “happy coincidence,” she says. At age 20, she went to a bar in the coastal village of Carcavelos where her friends encouraged her to take the stage and sing alongside a classical guitarist. Her voice impressed the guitar player and fado aficionados, who introduced her to some well-established fado houses. “One of the owners of the most popular fado house here in Lisbon, she heard me sing and she invited me to sing in her traditional fado house,” Moura says. “Singing in that fado house, I completely fell in love with the genre.”

Moura is not the only fado singer of her generation. She says in recent years there has been a resurgence in the popularity of traditional music and the charts are now dominated by fadistas and classical Portuguese musicians. Moura believes this new musical landscape is related to political change. Portugal was a dictatorship for much of the 20th century until the 1974 Carnation Revolution brought about democracy. “Fado was very related to the regime,” Moura explains, “and we needed a few years to clean that up.” Forty years after the revolution, Moura says Portugal’s youth are trying to connect with their history, not just through music, but through food, art and even clothing design. “The youngest generations, we are all trying to discover our roots and to give value to those things,” she says. Moura’s music has attracted the attention of some big names in the music business, including Prince and The Rolling Stones’ Mick Jagger, both of whom have invited Moura to sing duets with them live on stage. She recently wrapped up a successful tour of northern Europe. “The venues were all full of people and it was amazing,” she says. “The reaction, it’s very good. Even if people don’t understand the lyrics, they can feel it and this is the most important thing.”


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MUSIC TEEN POP STAR ON TOUR WITH ONE DIRECTION

Camryn making the most of ‘crazy ride’

Nicholas Pescod Contributing Writer

IN kindergarten Camryn dazzled the audience at her school’s talent show with a performance of Gwen Stefani’s “Hollaback Girl.” At eight she recorded her first demo and a year later released an album. At 11 she was touring Southeast Asia and performing alongside Cody Simpson. Now 13, Camryn is ready for the next stage of her career — opening for British pop phenoms One Direction on the Eurpean leg of their sixmonth 2013 Take Me Home world tour, which includes a July 27 performance at Rogers Arena. The tour, with over 100 sold out shows already announced in Australia, Europe, and North America, began last weekend at London’s 02 Arena. “I really don’t believe that it is happening,” she says. “It is very surreal to me and it won’t sink in until I am on the stage doing sound check.” The emerging pop star has had plenty of experience performing in front of massive crowds. In 2011 she toured across the U.S. with Cody Simpson and Greyson Chance as part of the Waiting 4U Tour. That summer she also performed across the Midwest with All Star Weekend. She wrapped up 2011 by going on her Back to School tour where she performed at more than 100 schools across America. She also opened for One Direction on several U.S. dates in 2012 during their Up All Night tour giving her the opportunity to watch how they handled all the media buzz. She had a front row seat every night as One Direction became mega pop stars before her eyes. “Opening for such a big band and such talented people is amazing, I am honoured,” she

says. “It’s great to watch them on stage because they love what they do.” Camryn says the toughest thing about opening for One Direction, Cody Simpson and Grayson Chance is getting their fans to see past the fact that she is a girl. “The hardest part about opening for all these boys is that I am a girl and the majority of the audience is girls,” she says. “So once they see a girl walk out on stage they think who is that girl?” She has been able to win over fans by getting them into the show early. “I try to have fun and get everybody else to have fun and at the end of the day that is really what it is all about,” she says. The Denver native released her first single “Wait and See” in 2009 which went as high as 33 on Billboard’s Top 40 in the summer of 2011. Since then her two other singles “Set the Night on Fire” and “Now or Never” have received radio play across Europe, Canada and the United States and also attracted the attention of Ryan Seacrest and MTV. One of the hardest adjustments she’s had to make in her career was transitioning from singing songs that little girls would enjoy to songs for an older audience. “I had a song called ‘I Love Being a Girl’ which is adorable for an eight-year-old . . . but for a 13-year-old to sing that song it really wasn’t going to work,” she says. “So we had to transition and I feel like that song (“Set the Night on Fire”) set everything up for what I am doing now. Trying to figure out the perfect balance was really difficult.” “‘Set the Night on Fire’ was really the first song where I was breaking out of that little kid phase. It was more about having fun and being older, most of my songs before were more

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CALENDAR From page 30 The Borealis String Quartet will perform Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or st-andrews-united.ca. Mass Enlightenment: The Laudate Singers will perform Saturday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$20/$10. Tickets: laudatesingers.com or 604-729-6814. St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. Info: saintmonica@shaw.ca. St. Patrick’s Celebration: Murphy’s Lagh with Damien Brennan on drums and Jennie Bice on the fiddle will perform Saturday, March 9 at 7 p.m. Admission: $20, which includes snacks. Reservations appreciated: 604-921-9112. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7446 or westvanlibrary.ca. Music at the Library — Friday Night Concert Series: THEATRE Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-9456 or firstimpressionstheatre.com. Holmes and Watson Save the Empire: A musical mystery Wednesdays to Saturdays until March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Marvellous Magical Mix-Ups and The Letter, the Lovers and the Lucky Sardines will be performed by students from West Vancouver secondary March 1 and 2 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee March 2 at 2 p.m. Admission: $12. Tickets: 604-981-1100. Smokey Joe’s Cafe: A musical theatre production by students of the Theatre K Youth Conservatory programme Saturday, March 16 at 2 and 7 p.m. Tickets: $10. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. See more page 35

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Whistler rolls out the white carpet

Resort focuses on fun for the whole family Neville Judd Contributing Writer

THERE was a time when family après ski at Whistler meant getting back to the hotel for Bunny Pasta and SpongeBob Square Pants.

Beer, nachos and live music — forget it. As much as I miss my kids being cute and in bed by 8, I now cherish having teenagers who can begin to appreciate après ski. Yes, their first question might be: “Does this place have wifi?” but ultimately, it’s a pleasure to relax together as a family after skiing and boarding all day as a family. At the Dubh Linn Gate Irish Pub, my son Ryan reviews his day via iPhone and Whistler Blackcomb Live, the Telus Mobile app. The app clocks his runs using GPS, measuring distances, vertical shreds and maximum speeds. According to the app, he’s boarded faster than some cars I’ve owned. I try and overlook that and concentrate on a Guinness, a vital part of my preparation for tomorrow’s skiing. photo Chad Chomlack/Tourism Whistler Compared to when we first began coming, Whistler THE snow base record for Whistler Mountain is 504 cm (197 inches, 16.4 feet) set in 1973/74. That season it snowed significantly in March Blackcomb has developed and April when traditionally these months receive less snowfall. Last month 117 centimetres of snow fell. much for families, both six circuits, ranging from Top of The World and Steeps Sampler Royal princes’ gloves in the microwave, destroying them in the on and off the slopes. On the mountains you’ll find clearly to Gold Medal Route and Family Certified. designated family-friendly runs. The Whistler Kids Training process. In pouring rain, the call went out for new gloves “and Armed with the Wonder Routes trail map (also Centre on Whistler Mountain features a larger skills zone and every teenage girl in Whistler volunteered to bring them up!” downloadable online, or pick one up at any chairlift), we took an improved race training zone. recalls Mary Lou. advantage of a free guided tour on Blackcomb one afternoon. Online at whistlerblackcomb.com/families you can Off-mountain, March and April herald cheaper deals for Under endless blue skies, our guide Mary Lou showed us some families visiting Whistler, including Discover Whistler Days download children’s trail maps which highlight slower, more of the best of Top of the World (including 7th Heaven on family friendly runs, plus the terrain park and Family Zone on (Feb. 25 to March 8 and April 8-21), which offer 30 per cent Blackcomb) and Family Certified (the Magic Castle — Ryan Whistler Mountain. At 15, Ryan wouldn’t be caught dead on a off the price of snow school lessons. Subject to conditions, kids kept his thoughts to himself). Mary Lou pointed out enough children’s trail, which he describes as “pin” or “pinner” — the stay, ski, and rent free during April. along the way for us to make our own itinerary the following universal adjective favoured by high school students for weak, The World Ski and Snowboard Festival (April 12-21) day. It began with waffles for breakfast at Mary Lou’s favourite or feeble. offers 10 days of free entertainment and numerous deals and Not pinner were the Wonder Routes, the perfect selection of place, the Crystal Hut on Blackcomb. packages. Prince Charles brought William and Harry here as Whistler Blackcomb’s best tours, trails, waypoints and stops for Call 1-888-403-4727 for more information, or visit a family unsure of where to start. The Wonder Routes comprise teenagers. According to Mary Lou, someone opted to dry the whistlerblackcomb.com

photo Robin O’Neill/Tourism Whistler

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WHISTLER Blackcomb’s Wonder Routes trail map tracks the best tours, trails, waypoints and stops for a family unsure of where to start.


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CALENDAR From page 33 Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris: A musical review reflecting on war and peace, life and death and the divisions between the young and old, the rich and the poor will run until March 2, evenings at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $14-$28. Will Shakespeare’s ImproMusical: A completely improvised theatrical musical based on the plots and language of William Shakespeare March 14 and 16, 8 p.m., March 15, 9 p.m. and March 17, 2 p.m. Tickets: $23-28. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. St. Martin’s Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or northvanplayers.ca. DANCE Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets:

kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-7333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9866556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, March 27 at 7 p.m. Topic: Does philosophy evolve like science does? Info: 778-7828000 or philosopherscafe.net. Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604985-1115 or info@legion118.com.

Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80s, 90s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-3087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. See more page 37

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restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC

AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

BRITISH $$$

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

BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys

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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,WestVancouver. We serve the same regional food in a beautiful new room.Open for Lunch: Tuesday-Friday,Dinner: Tuesday-Sunday. 1735 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-2583 www.blueeyedmarys.com

Cindy’s Café

OPEN MIC/KARAOKE

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Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night. Come for the good food, stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours. Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880. 1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880

Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$ For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse. Larson Station West Coast Bistro, a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility,tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course. LIVE MUSIC Fridays BRUNCH on weekends.Family friendly & casual, with flavours of the West Coast. 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778-279-8874

The Salmon House

The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar

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Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322

Neighbourhood Noodles House

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

Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle

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Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about. 1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com

The Observatory

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

BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$

Serving spectacular views and fine, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212

FRENCH Chez Michel

CHINESE

FINE DINING

DJ

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

GREEK $$

For the BEST quality and the BEST prices, come visit or call for delivery today. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience. 1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955\

INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India

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

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

PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

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Award winning neighbourhood pub that offers weekly and daily food specials, featured drinks, prizes plus a full Take-Out menu. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Trip Advisor. 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 info@villagetaphouse.com

SEAFOOD $$

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

WHEELCHAIR ACCESSIBLE Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $

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

Kypriaki Taverna

WIFI

C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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

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

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

THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant

$$

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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CALENDAR From page 35 The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.com. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m.

New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Capilano Library: 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-4471 or nvdpl.ca. Can Creativity be Learned?: Carol Aiken, chair of Capilano University’s School of Art and Design, will explore what is meant by creativity, demystify the creative process and offer hands-on exercises that challenge the audience to look at things differently Tuesday, March 12, 7-8:45 p.m. Capilano University Bosa Centre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. The Sixth Extinction: Join ecologist and biogeographer Keith Wade to hear evidence and the proposed reasons for today’s loss of biodiversity on a global scale Wednesday, March 13, 7 p.m. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.

Tickets: centennialtheatre.com or 604-984-4484. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery.com. The World’s Greatest Paintings: Art history lectures on film by Professor William Kloss of the Smithsonian Mondays until March 25, 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 — Headhunters: The story of a successful headhunter who needs extra cash to keep his wife happy so he moonlights stealing rare artworks Tuesday, March 5 at 7:30 p.m. Norwegian 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 See more page 38

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Bouge de là, translated as “Move from here,” has been staging contemporary dance pieces combining video, acrobatics and shadow play since 2000, all with the aim of inspiring children to dance. Langevin is scheduled to bring her distinct combination of dance and visual arts to Centennial Theatre this Sunday in North Vancouver. Her career path might seem unlikely for Montrealers who recall Langevin on stage with her female collective in the late 1990s. The troupe was political and theatrical, taking on serious issues like violence against women, gang warfare and political indoctrination, as well as exploring gothic horror through an adaptation of an Edgar Allan Poe story set in an asylum. Langevin recalls a particular performance that included a hanging and left the stage covered with blood. “It was quite baroque. We were ahead of our time, I think,” she says, laughing. However, even when plunging into dark themes, Langevin provided relief. “I was the one who brought out a lot of humorous movement,” she says. “I was bringing lightness to the proposition.” The collective dissolved, but Langevin sought to bring a similar sense of theatricality to performances for children, and Bouge de là was born. Asked about recruiting talent, Langevin’s answer is straightforward. “What do we look for in a dancer? For Bouge de là, it’s to touch the kids,” she says. Her work as a choreographer is largely shaped by contact improvisation, which uses the energy of a

fellow dancer like a martial artist might utilize the energy of an opponent. “It’s a technique based on improvisation and on physical laws that are directing the body,” Langevin explains. “It’s a dance that starts with a contact point and it evolves in all kinds of movement.” The choreographer credits the technique for helping her discover new movements during her early dancing days. “I started to improvise more than to repeat what the teacher asked me, and I started to be more of an artist after that,” she says. Much of what ends up on stage for Bouge de là is the result of improvisation, according to Langevin. “I’m like a sculptor. I take some, I leave out some movement, then we’re redirecting the composition towards the show,” she says. While dance contests have become a television staple of late, Langevin is always trying to ensure children have as much room to move as possible. “You don’t see a lot of dance in the school system, which is a bit of a pity because they love so much to dance in primary school. They need to dance, they want to dance and they love to dance,” she says. Sunday’s show is set to feature an interplay between the Bouge de la dancers and a host of great paintings which will materialize on stage. “The dancers are doing their own painting with the body,” she says. “It’s like my body’s a paintbrush.” Langevin hopes boys and girls, as well as their parents, will be moved by the mixture of movement, shape and colour that represents her life’s work. “It was my thread all the time. I follow this thread and it always opens up doors to me.”

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CALENDAR From page 37 with moderator Mark Battersby Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Topic: Irrationality and cognitive traps. Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3474 or nvcl.ca. 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. A Late Quartet will play Wednesday, March 6 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: nvartscouncil. ca/events/north-shore-international-film-series or 604-988-6844. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. The Movie Recyclers: A series of lost treasures in film followed by a discussion, the first Monday of the month at 7 p.m. Free. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of

every month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. Carving Connections Legacy Pole: The story of Gwaii Haanas is being carved into an ancient red cedar to celebrate the unique relationship between the Haida Nation and the Government of Canada. Carver Jaalen Edenshaw will explain how his design represents the connections between the land, sea and people of Haida Gwaii Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. How Laughter Created the World and Where it’s Going to Take us Next: Stand-up comedian Christopher Molineux will discuss the influence of humour on intelligence, society and a positive future Monday, March 4, 7-8:30 p.m. Music Appreciation Talks: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will discuss the music and life of George Gershwin Tuesdays, March 5 and 12, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Randall MacKinnon Friday, March 15 at 10:30 a.m. Topic: With the growing, escalating digital developments, how do communication technologies facilitate or hinder political processes? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews.com.

Teacher travels with Camryn on the road From page 31

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INDIE pop singer/songwriter Hannah Georgas, in the running for two Juno Awards (Songwriter of the Year and Alternative Album of the Year), is performing at the Rio Theatre with The Belle Game on April 27. Tickets for the show (general admission,19+) are $22.50 (plus service charges and fees) and go on sale this morning at 10 a.m. at livenation.com. Tickets are also available for purchase by phone at 1-888-222-6608 and at Red Cat and Highlife Records.

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little kid songs,” she says. Camryn models herself after singers such as Miley Cyrus, Demi Lovato Mariah Carey and especially Beyoncé. “She can perform and she can dance and her voice is just amazing. I really look up to what she does. I saw her in concert and I was completely mesmerized by her. I would love to work with her and learn from her.” With almost nonstop touring the teen has seen her fan base increase significantly year after year. Camryn says she learned a lot about herself as a performer during the Back to School tour. “That middle school and high school tour was so hard. I had a huge fear of playing in front of schools,” she says. “Doing an eightmonth tour and performing in front of schools every day of the week was definitely difficult for me.” “I’ve done so many shows now that at this point it’s become second nature,” she adds.

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Camryn is homeschooled by a private teacher who travels with her when she goes out on the road. She admits that it is a challenge at times to balance her career with her education. “It is difficult. When you’re stressed out about something and wondering if something is going to go wrong you’re not exactly focused on math,” she says. “You have to lose some to win some. What I lose is some of my free time to do school but then I get to perform in front of people.” Although Camryn’s music is in the pop genre she listens to a wide range of music. “I am not your average teenager,” she says. “What I listen to is very different than what most people have on their iPods. I have everything from One Direction to Carrie Underwood to Toby Keith to Rise Against. It gets crazy.” Most recently Camryn has been featured in POPSTAR magazine and appeared on MTV Canada. “I’ve come from living in Denver, Colorado to moving to Los Angeles to now going on tour in Europe. It’s been a crazy ride,”


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INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642


Friday, March 1, 2013 - North Shore News - A41

REAL ESTATE 6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Surrey

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

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

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

6020-06

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

Coquitlam

OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272

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

6020-14

For Sale by Owner

6015

Chilliwack

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400

6020-08 PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547

Real Estate

6020

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-26

North Vancouver

6020-34

OPEN HOUSE Sunday Mar 3rd 1pm-4pm, 1219 Silverwood Cres NVan. Once in a lifetime opportunity to buy a starter, fix up, or motor lot in the highly desirable Norgate area under $700,000. 778-385-5553 or 604-644-0644

6020-34

Houses - Sale

6020-38

6030

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

Lots & Acreage

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

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

One call does it all! Advertise in 12 community newspapers with one phone call.

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

604.630.3300

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-38

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-24

North Delta

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

West Vancouver

LOUIS GUZY

NEW

LISTING

MACDONALD REALTY LTD 1575 MARINE DRIVE, WEST VANCOUVER

778.874.7771

OCEAN TERRACE 2165 ARGYLE AVE. WEST VAN

2 bedroom main floor garden apt. South Facing. spacious 1118 sqft. Dream Location! $629,000

Email: louis.guzy@gmail.com

Houses - Sale

6020-26

dbrock@me.com

6025

6020

Houses - Sale

North Vancouver

MACDONALD REALTY LTD 1575 MARINE DRIVE, WEST VANCOUVER

HOUSE

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

6020

OPEN

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $722,000.

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592

6050

Out Of Town Property

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

Okanagan/ Interior

6065

Recreation Property

Surrey

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

Surrey

6040

David Brock

778.996.3098

Sat & Sun, 2-4 339 22nd St

NORTH VANCOUVER 3 BR, 1 bath, 1,242sf, completely renovated, hardwood floors. Fully fenced yard is perfect for a family. Great alternative to condo living! $819,900

davidbrockrealestate.com

Industrial/Commercial

Warehouse for Sale by OWNER! ★3200 sqft Strata Unit for Sale!★ Excellent Location, by Capilano Mall, renovated offices, high ceiling, offices & mezamine on ground floor, good rental opportunity, available April or May. For more info please call

★604-862-0949 ★

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

6065

Recreation Property

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

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For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!


A42 - North Shore News - Friday, March 1, 2013

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11 2 Bedroom/2 Bathroom at Branches, Lynn Valley Second floor. NO SMOKING. March 15. ph: 778-668-9698

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

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

2 BR available March 1, $1180. nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BR, $950/mo, Available Now Gated prkg, south facing, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BDRM $960 Lower Lonsdale, nr seabus, Apr 1, ns/np, gated prkg, mtn/water view. 604-929-6573 1 BDRM reno’d, balcony, quiet bldg, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s $900 604-904-9507 1 BDRM, stunning 180 degree Ocean/Downtown view, immac, 17th floor, $1285/m incl parking, stor, heat, hotwater, gym, 2 blocks to seabus. Avail Mar. 28, N/S, Refs, Shyam 604-686-4870 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 1 BR, All new extra lg, south facing, small bldg, 19th/Lons, $1400 incl prkg, storage, utils, avail Now, 604-986-4927

1 BR, large $850, new windows/ blinds, Central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw, ns, np adult quiet bldg. Avail April. Call 604-988-4030 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Apr 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

100 E. Esplanade St. NVan,1 br $1500; 2 br 2 bath NE crnr ste $2000. Mar 1, min 1yr lse. Call Paul 778-861-1449 for showing. 1 BACH (Lonsdale & W 5th) top flr, ns/np, laminate flrs, gated parking, west facing, $865 inc heat, h/w. 1st Apr. 604-983-9469

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

145 West Keith Road. 1 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1) 2 BR (Avail Now) 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. ★ Large 2 BR $1375 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

Large 2 BR garden apts, upr Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hotwater, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, April 1, 604-202-3458 2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR central Lonsdale, 850sf, suits quiet ns, np, $1350 incls ht/ hw, Mar 1st, 604-320-9238

PENTHOUSE CONDO, TIME Building, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR large, $1200, Mar 1st, ht, h/water, carpet, storage, np, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456

2 BR nr Cap U, 1 bath, well appointed, ns, $1,450, incl heat & prkg. Call Dirk 604-612-9032 3 BR $1450 Mar 15, , hardwood flrs, incls heat, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554 326 W. 1st St south facing1bdrm $875 Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 & 3 BR Avail March 1 Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm Apt, 17th flr, Lillooett Bldg, nr Park Royal, n/s, n/p, refs, $950, 604-985-4636

WOODCROFT - Hollyburn 1 BR, 1 bath, awesome ocean views, ns/np, $1,225 incl heat/prkg, storage. Call Dirk 604-612-9032

6505-12 ★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR glvl, North face $920, avail April1, Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no cats/no dogs 604-986-7745 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 1 bedroom townhouse apt that has been recently renovated for $1200, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778-227-5042 EDGEMONT VILLAGE lrg 2 bdrm, 1 bath, w/balcony, ns/np no lndry, $1200+util 604-987-4047

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, 2 bdrm ocean view pnthse, rare, reno’d Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

1 BDRM

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

$69 2=)@ )E= 4 CA>(? 4(D E(7>(B 4D >( 6 *4A9B? =(?>7 @E7D,0

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

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, pool, rec. room, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

Spectacular City & Ocean Views’ Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool

604-922-3546 935 Marine Drive

www.parkroyaltowersapt.com

* if you reduce the cost of your item by 10% each month. Private party only.

6535

Homestay

Studio (Avail Mar 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Mar 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1), Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443

6540

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, Mar 1/Apr 1 $2850/month. 604-926-9394

6515

Duplexes - Rent

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, Ambleside, $1200/mo all inclusive, min 3 months, ns, np. ref’s, Mar 1st, 604-922-5158

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

6525

Garages

GARAGE WANTED to stuff newspapers in Lonsdale area. Call Shamel 604-377-6591

GARAGE for Rent, secure-lane access, 600 sqft, Queensbury. $700 monthly. 604-985-5333

BEAUTIFUL 6 bdrm home Chartwell Cres, walk to Sentinel & Chartwell schools. 3 car garage, pool & million dollar view. $6000. Call Afsane 604-762-1926

CANYON HEIGHTS 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2300sf. Architect designed Solarium. All hardwood floors. Fully fenced, low maintenance yard. Near bus, stores, schools, parks. $2800. 604-685-1900, 604-922-3060 EXEC. EDGEMONT VILLAGE Newer- Luxurious, 3300sq ft, 3 large bdrms, 3.5 baths, large patio, & lawn, no maintenance. 2 car main level garage, state of Art appls. 15 mins to downtown, Avail immed, ns/np, $4600+ utils. 604-512-8830

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 ROOM avail Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $500 incl utils. 778-859-9470 FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM g/l, Lions Bay, large, bright, view, garden, patio, utils incl, $1300. NOW. 604-626-3323 1 BR furn or unfurn, large spacious, nr WV Rec Centre, Avail Now, small pet ok, ns, $1300/mo incl utils/wd, 604-926-7075

1BDRM/1BTH SUITE Apr 01, bright, Dollarton/Deep Cove area, NS, No Pets, $900 Monthly all incl, email: birte@telus.net

Get MORE

LIVING ROOM Find it in the Rental Section

To advertise call

604.630-3300 Colour A Ask fo vailable r details

You get what you need – guaranteed! Book today! PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS NOW & SAVE BIG BUCKS AT TAX TIME

6 ADS FOR THE PRICE OF 3 MINIMUM AD SIZE IS 1 COL X 1" – UNTIL APRIL 15, 2013

CALL 604.630.3300 TODAY!

Appliance Repairs

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

8030

Carpentry

CARPENTER 25 yrs exp., reliable, quality work. $41.50/hr, WCB 604-839-0256

BAYVIEW APTS

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

8015

1 LARGE bdrm, near Cap College & Mt. S, cable, net, shrd lndry, 480 sf $885 604-987-4158

AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS

Craig can’t do that!

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West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, Mar 1. 604-612-4427

1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq.ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq.ft.)

Craig Can’t Do That.

Book online now!

6505-12

3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1800sf, new kitchen / bath upgrades. H/w fl. Near seabus. nr seaBus, N/p, n/s. Call Chad, $1695 604-328-5545

All Utilities Included

1EF47 /=)BA@ You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

Apartments & Condos

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

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Why? 8A=@?BD :B77BA@ You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. SQH JKRL OEFINMFOMG

6505

HOME SERVICES

2 BR + den, Bright, upr British Ppty, ns, no cats, fenced back yrd, cov’d patio, quiet area, shd w/d, gas fp, avail Now, $1400 + utils. Addition 12’x12’ storage avail, price negot. 604-926-6767 2 BR g/l ste, new, Dundarave, nr amens, granite, inste w/d, priv ent, n/s n/p, $1580. 604-340-4429 2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitch, insuite wd, ns/np, $1380 incl utils, May 1, 604-787-6245 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $1995 + utils, NOW, 604-728-2620

1BDRM/1BTH AMBLESIDE bsmt suite. Incls own entry, laundry, appliances. Close to shopping & bus route. N/S, N/P. $900 Monthly. 604-816-9758

Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca

8055

Cleaning

Stephen’s Janitorial Services North & West Van Contract Prices Avail

★ 30 Years Experience ★

604-980-1178

18 YRS Professional cleaner. Get a jump on SPRING CLEANING!! Excellent refs 604-980-1495 $20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970

NORTH SHORE FENCES

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

20% OFF til Mar.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

604-340-7189

*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive 20% off

EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 2 HONEST exp’d & reliable ladies will clean your house to perfection. Excellent ref’s. 604-929-7286

8060

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Concrete

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

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122

Gutters, Windows, Pressure Washing, roof cleaning, etc. Free Est. Chris 604-377 -6104

8073

Drainage

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 WEST VAN DRAINAGE Drain Tile Cleaning - Water Line Excavation 604-340-8989

8075

Drywall

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

#18405 Electrician Best Rates, Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

2BDRM SUITE, D/W, W/D, 900 sqft, bright, modern, N/ P, N/S. $1,250, Lynn Valley 604-985-8600

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

GARAGE WANTED to stuff newspapers in Lonsdale area. Call Shamel 604-377-6591

CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545 superscapes.ca

Commerical/Residential

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

Wanted To Rent

Fencing/Gates

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

CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559

1BDRM/1BTH GRAND Blvd furn or non furn bsmt suite, shared W/D, cable, internet + utils incl. 1 parking. N/S, Small Pets OK. Avail immed, $800. 604 -376-5906

6615

8090

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

8090

Fencing/Gates

★ Beautiful Cedar Fence ★ Best Price, European Craftmanship, ERWIN 778-835-5015

604-876-4604 WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

8130

Handyperson

DOUG’S HANDYMAN SERVICE

Painting, Gutters, Power Washing, Christmas Lights Down, Yard Clean-Up and Small Household Repairs

Doug, 604-985-4604

Repair Masters

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, flooring, drywall, painting, exteriors & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs Quality Work, Professional Service

778.233.0559

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 ★HUSBAND FOR HIRE★ Int/ext jobs. Glenn 604-328-1059

husbandforhirehandymanservices.ca

8135

Hauling

DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

8140

Heating

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furances, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808


Friday, March 1, 2013 - North Shore News - A43

HOME SERVICES 8150

Kitchens/Baths

BATHROOMS & much more. 30 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626

www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225

8155

Landscaping

Best Prices!

Lawn Installs Landscaping Garden Beds Retaining Walls Paving Stones Walkways Cedar Fences and more...

superscapes.ca

604.862.5545

Garden Services

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

604-518-5661

Y.K. Landscaping Co. Ltd.

604-518-5623

20 Years Experience Retaining Walls, Paving Stones, Rock Garden, Fences Water Sprinklers SPECIAL WINTER CLEAN-UP (Garden)

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc. Call Sukh

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

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

604-726-9153 604-926-1526 2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 All West Garden Services Lawn maint, p/raking, moss control, aerating, trim, prune top, general cleanups... CALL SUKH 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433

8175

Masonry

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582

8180

Home Services

CAPILANO HANDYMAN

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Renovations Demolition Plumbing Drywall Carpentry Cabinetry Painting ● Electrical Kitchens & Bath Flooring ● Paving Fences & Decks

Tel: 604-219-0666

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ★ An Interior Specialist ★ PRO PROPERTY PAINTING Small or Big Jobs, Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554 David James & Assoc. Fine Painting & Decorating. Int/ExtPainting homes on the North Shore since 1987. 604.988.7898 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 OSZVALD’S PAINTING (1974) Int & ext painting, pressure washing, papering, taping, texturing. Res & comm 604-980-4249 ★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192 www.olmani.ca

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936

8220

Plumbing

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com ACTUAL PLUMBING & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 Garden Care Excellence - Design Install Reno’s Maint 604-802-5272

$23 LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252

* MUSHROOM MANURE *

P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667 ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732 Winter Clean up, debris removal, gutter cleaning, hedge trimming, odd jobs. Darren 604-657-7532

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

WEST VAN PLUMBING Water Line Installation 604-729-3663

8240

TOTAL HOME A RENOVATIONS Since 1983

8240

8250

Roofing

Call ThE Experts

Stephen’s Roofing New & Repairs Quality Work, Affordable Price, 30 yrs exp, 604-980-1178

PLUMBING & HEATING RICHARD SAUNDERS

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

Bill 604-298-1222 ALL RENOS Bathrooms Included

THE ROOFER (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. WCB, insured 604-985-1913

Call Hummingbird 778-387-3626

OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca

8255

❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

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❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements

15% off labour 'til March 31st! "Start Those Spring Projects"

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

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

A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175

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

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

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Student Works

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca

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8250

RENOVATIONS

Rubbish Removal

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STRUCTURAL REPAIRS! Renos, New Constr. WCB & Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

www.actualplumbing.ca

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David

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

Reno Build Maintenance Res/Comm, Int/Ext Upgrading, Structural/Rot Repair, Ins/Lic, allinwonder.ca, 604-715-0404

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Ltd., Suite #302-1489 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

25 yrs exp. Great Prices, Excellent Workmanship, Working within your budget

West Vancouver: 604.908.1469 Vancouver: 604.874.4808 richard@actualplumbing.ca

A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

www.chrisdalehomes.com

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AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

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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

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $16,000. No trades. 1926 Ford Model T, 2 dr, 4 pass, 70% restored, All parts to complete, $7000. 604-308-9976

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $5,850. 604-591-8566

$

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

9110

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Renovations & Home Improvement

all tiling, reno’s, repairs, new bathrooms, kitchens 604-761-2421

1967 Jaguar E-TYPE 39,000 Km, Mint coupe, Stunning. $65,000. 604-926-5262

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

PTV TILE INSTALLATIONS Ceramic Tile, Porcelain, Slate, 20 Yrs Exp. Santo 778-235-1772

8310

Top Soil

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $3900. 604-723-3654

1985 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd collector edition, collector plates, 71,000 kms, all orginal, mint cond $5000. 604-671-7853

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

cont. on next page

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

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Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

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8315

Tree Services

TREE WORKS

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530

Tree & Stump Removal Done Right!

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

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SERIOUS SAVINGS

AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

9125 11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

STK 951380 WAS $67,900

STK 868022 WAS $15,900

Nav, DVD, AWD, only 21,000kms.

NOW $61,828

Loaded, one owner, 59,000kms.

09 VW TOUAREG TDI

STK 951910

STK 951721 WAS $42,900

AWD, 4cyl, auto, mint.

AWD, leather, navigation, loaded.

WAS $29,900

NOW $27,700

09 CHEV HHR SS

NOW $38,888

NOW $10,900

STK 951851 WAS $16,900

NOW $13,900

11 FORD F150 XL

12 FORD ESCAPE XLT

STK 951930 WAS $18,900

Stk 951710 WAS $24,900

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347

2006 BMW 325 130,000 kms, $18,750. manual transmission, with sport package, steering wheel, sport seats and sport suspension. 604-219-6234 email: arcwood@telus.net.

2006 PONTIAC Wave, 4 door hatchback, automatic. 121,000+ kms. 1 owner, no accidents. Winter tires included. Excellent condition! $5000. 778-668-7854

2006 Volvo XC70 2.5T Automatic, 147,000 kms, fully loaded, meticulous, Willow Green, 1 driver, Call Ken 604841-2324, $18,000 OBO

9145

4x4, Hemi, super clean.

STK 258471 WAS $13,900

9155

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB

Supercharged, rare car.

Luxury Cars

Domestic

NOW $12,998

13 CHEV EQUINOX LS

9129

Scrap Car Removal

Luxury Cars

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

2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 redwards_91@hotmail.com

NOW $16,900

05 CHEV SILVERADO CREW CAB

12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD

STK 951750 WAS $19,900

STK 951680 WAS $47,900

4x4, 5.3l V8.

NOW $16,900

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE STK 951860 WAS $19,900

THE SCRAPPER CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

E

9155

Stow’N’Go, loaded.

NOW $17,900

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

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

NOW $44,900

STK 951810 WAS $19,900

Loaded, only 8,000kms.

NOW $16,900

2007 Nissan Titan, automatic, 112,000 Kms, mint condition, 4 door, champagne color, on grey interior. Very clean car with no accidents, very well taken care of (recently detailed), all maintenance done on time and everything is up to date. Call Navid 778-882-6443 $16,000 OBO

9160

Sports & Imports

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks 1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $6,000 obo 604-786-6495

12 VW PASSAT TDI

12 FORD MUSTANG CONVERTIBLE

STK 951800 WAS $33,900

STK 951241 WAS $30,900

Leather, navigation, loaded.

Fully loaded.

NOW $30,800

NOW $27,900

10 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350

08 GMC ACADIA SLT

STK 951840 WAS $36,900

STK 951600 WAS $26,900

AWD, auto, nav, panorama roof.

NOW $33,900

AWD, leather, loaded, only 64,000kms.

NOW $23,900

09 CHEV MALIBU 2LT

12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL

STK 62061 WAS $15,900

STK 931461 WAS $19,900

V6, auto, loaded, only 42,000kms.

NOW $12,998

NOW $16,900

13 CHEV EXPRESS 2500 CARGO VAN

2006 Land Rover Range Rover Sport SuperCharged, automatic, 420hp, Canadian car, fully serviced at MCL Motorcars, records available. In very good condition, smells and looks like new. This truck has been babied, 130,000 Kms so it has averaged 20K a year. Rear DVD entertainment package factory all original. Please call Fred at 604-779-9233. $28,999.

2010 Mercedes Benz Smart, 49,000 original kms, factory warranty. $7,850 2007 Mercedes Benz C230, 73,000 original kms, sport pkg, immaculate. $16,850 2006 Toyota Camry LE, 77,000 original kms, immaculate. $12,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic, 103,000 original kms, spotless. $15,350 2005 VW Touareg, 117,000 original kms, VW serviced, very clean. $15,850 2005 Lexus ES 330, 1 owner, 78,000 original kms, Lexus serviced, immaculate. $15,850 2003 Honda Accord SE Sedan, 1 owner, 92,000 original kms. $9,850 1992 Lexus LS 400, 1 owner, 131,000 original kms. $5,850

2002 SUZUKI Grand Vitara - 4X4 - STD good condition - 180,000 kms $7000 604-987-9783

PRE-LOVED SPECIALS

STK 951820 WAS $36,900

Stk 951770 WAS $29,900

2012 Dodge Grand Caravan

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab

$22,995

$39,995

White, Stow ‘N’ Go, alloys, Bluetooth, pwr group, only 16,000kms Stk#P5785

NOW $25,900

• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance

Northshore

1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca

2010 Dodge Grand Caravan

White, Stow’N’Go, pwr group, Bluetooth, only 26,000kms, Stk# 5791a.

$16,995

2011 Ford Ranger Super Club

LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3131 roger@ensignpacific.com

9515

Boats

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' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca 1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

2005 HONDA CRV low km, $12,500 1 owner driven. 604-929-6191 (Call btwn 6 pm-8 pm)

2001 AUDI A4, 2.8 Quattro, V6, 5sp, well maint, f/load, new alter/ rad, $7500 obo, 604-986-7318

2005 MAZDA 3 GS auto 88,500km, well maintained,1 owner, aircared, no accidents $7,500obo 604-970-0401

2003 HONDA Accord EX V6, graphite pearl/blk leather, 199K, 1 driver, no accid, very good cond, $7000 obo, 604-926-3671

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $6,000. 778-737-3890

2008 VW EOS 2.0T

$21,995

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

2012 Fiat 500 Sport

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

$15,900

$24,995

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

Vans

Silver, only 62,420kms, Stk# P5794

Loaded, local, alloys, only 68,000kms, Stk# P5746

Grey, only 17,040kms, auto, alloys, sunroof, Bluetooth, Stk# P5775

9173

4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms, Stk# P5726

4X4, grey, only 19,000kms, manual, alloys, Stk# 12382A

$17,995

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

843 West 1st St. N.Van

1991 TOYOTA 4Runner, rebuilt motor, new clutch & tires, exc cond, $6350 obo 604-980-6118

V8, auto, a/c.

NOW $34,800

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $43,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

Fully loaded, auto.

10 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ 4x4, rare, 6.2L V8, loaded.

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

Financing & Leasing Available

Nav sync, leather, 12,000kms.

12 CHEV ORLANDO LT

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

or visit:

NOW $20,800

Sports & Imports

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2006 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic, only 75,000 original kms, exceptionally clean. $21,350 2008 Mercedes Benz B200 Turbo, 21,000 original kms$18,850 2007 Lexus ES350, leather, moonroof, extra clean $19,850 2008 Honda CRV, auto, sunroof, leather, 69,000 original kms. $17,850 2005 Acura RSX Premium, 84,000 original kms $11 ,850 2008 Honda Civic LX, 5spd, 63,000 original kms $10 ,850

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM

NO WHEELS, NO PROBLEM

9160

Central Auto

604.984.7714

V6, Loaded.

Auto, V8, a/c, only 11,000kms.

Sports & Imports

North Shores Best

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms 2.4LGDI DOHC- $22,600 email: sjscot@shaw.ca 604-794-3428

9129

9160

$8,995

4X4 green, only 61,400kms, alloys, trailer hitch, StK# 12416B

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.ca

SOME OF THE BENEFITS THE HONDA PRE-OWNED PROGRAM OFFERS: • 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)

2005 40’ Vectra Cummings Diesel Pusher,Freightliner Evolution Chasis,air ride & independant front suspetion,tow package, 33610 mi.3 slides auto everything-awnings,levelling jacks,sunvisors,floor cover, retactable cord & hose etc. Air (Jake) brakes,King sleep # bed, Washer/Dryer, Lge slide out storage. Heated storage, $119,900, 778 835-3455.

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

MAJESTIC 22, 137,000 kms, Micro, CD, DVD, Full fridge, shower, sleeps 5, Xrental. $14,000. email: pgj@shaw.ca


Friday, March 1, 2013 - North Shore News - A45

REV

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

THE 2014 Mazda6 offers sporty handling, excellent fuel economy, sharp styling, smooth and dynamic transmission and a manual option on even the highest trim. It’s available at Morrey Mazda at the North Shore Automall.

2014 Mazda6 Scan this page with the Layar app to uncover additional photos and a video of the 2014 Mazda6.

Stylish, sensible sedan scores high HERE are your talking points: Jinba Ittai, Skyactiv, Zoom-zoom.

Know what any of those taglines mean? You would if you’ve read a review of any Mazda product over the past few years. The first is a Japanese phrase relating to the melding of horse and rider moving as one being. The second is Mazda’s catchphrase for their efficient-yet-sporty engines and chassis. The last is pretty self-explanatory. Thing is, do you really care about all this marketing foofaraw? I know I don’t.

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brother Mazda3 does. But here we are nearing the middle of the second decade of the second millennium, and Mazda is both unfettered by partnership with Ford and without their R&D money. This new ‘6 is more important than ever: if the plucky Japanese purveyor of driving pleasure is to succeed, their bread-and-butter mid-sizer better appeal to the masses. Thinking of buying an MX-5 in five years time? The success of this car will determine whether or not you’ll be able to do so. Not to worry, though, because I’ve

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COME SEE

WEST VANCOUVER’S OWN DANIEL COTTON

and his Everett Silvertips take on the Vancouver Giants this Sunday!

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weight is down. Thirdly, Mazda has also worked on their transmissions, giving the manual a more crisp feel, and improving the automatic no end. The auto is particularly good — while other manufacturers fiddle around with CVTs and dualclutch gearboxes, Mazda’s solid six-speed auto is a quickshifting, well-programmed workhorse that puts the fancy stuff to shame. Sew all these features together in a slipstream-shaped sedan and what do you get? A cure for the Monday-to-Friday commuting blues. The ‘6’s 2.5-litre fourcylinder has just enough power to be interesting, but like its MX-5 stablemate, the ‘6 makes the most of every single horsepower. The steering is sharp, body-roll is tightly controlled; this is a real driver’s car. Never mind Japan’s VW, Mazda might well be Japan’s Alfa-Romeo. Obviously, the Italian marque’s questionable reliability isn’t to be aped, but the joy in driving one? That’s something Mazda has in spades. In fact, chucking the ‘6 into a curving on-ramp and letting the fizzy four-pot spin up to redline as I straighten the wheel out and merge with

fast-moving highway traffic, I can’t help grinning. As a family man, I can’t make a Miata work. This car though? Turns out being a grown-up can be just as much fun. Features The Mazda6 line breaks into three trim levels: the nicely-equipped GS, higher-tech GX, and all-thetrimmings GT. Standard features on the base model ($24,495) include Bluetooth, 17-inch alloys, heated seats, automatic headlights and rainsensing wipers. Bumping up to the GS adds cosmetic features like fog lamps and a little nicer trim, convenience upgrades like an intelligent key, and safety improvements such as blindspot monitoring and crosstraffic alert. This last is worth special mention. While I’m normally not a big proponent of extra beeping (why not simply pay more attention?), backing out of my driveway into a busy street is always a bit challenging. Even with the neighbour’s full-size pickup obscuring my view, the Mazda faithfully reported oncoming cars with plenty of notice, making life a lot easier. Official fuel economy ratings are set at 8.1/5.3 litres/100 kilometres for the manual, and 7.6/5.1

l/100 km for the automatic (city/hwy). Even though the Mazda6 encourages spirited driving more-so than pious hypermiling, it still returned excellent fuel economy over a week of heavy traffic use. In fact, I was a bit worried the gas gauge was broken, given that it barely moved. Stop sign Conservative interior; no V-6 power; wind-noise on the highway. Green light Sporty handling; excellent fuel economy; sharp styling; smooth and dynamic transmission; manual option even on highest trim. The checkered flag The full-size sedan every enthusiast driver has been asking for. Competitor Honda Accord ($25,630) This is the juggernaut the Mazda6 has to face down. Not many people are going to cross-shop a sensible-but-dull Toyota Camry with a Mazda6, but the new Honda is quite fun to drive, at least if you pick the Sport model. It’s roomier than the Mazda, and has clever features like a passenger-side blind-spot camera. Excellent resale too, and should be bullet-proof, like most Hondas. Still, it’s nowhere near as nice to look at as the ‘6, and the CVT transmission isn’t as satisfying

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THE Skyactiv engine has a very high compression ratio, a racing-style 4-2-1 exhaust header and precisely metered fuel injectors. These all combine to make a grunty engine that extracts the most from each gallon of gasoline and revs sweetly to redline. as Mazda’s auto. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. Contact him at mcaleeronwheels@gmail. com. Follow Brendan on Twitter: @ brendan_mcaleer.

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