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WEST Vancouver police are remaining tight-lipped about what they found in a fire-damaged home on Greenleaf Road, other than sticking by their original description of a medium-sized drug lab. West Vancouver police investigators and the RCMP clandestine laboratory enforcement and response team carried out a “meticulous” search of the remains of the home on Tuesday and Wednesday after executing a search warrant. Fire heavily damaged the house Monday afternoon causing the neighbouring homes to be evacuated for fear of hazardous fumes emanating from a crystal meth lab inside. The District of West Vancouver has declared the home unsafe for occupancy and it must undergo environmental remediation See Police page 3

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City agrees to increase taxes 3% Brent Richter

CITY of North Vancouver residential and business taxpayers can expect a roughly three-per cent hike in property tax rates for 2013.

Council approved the increase in a 4-3 split vote at Monday’s meeting after a debate over how council should pay for future amenities like cultural, community and recreation centres. Members at the council table appeared to agree on a one-per cent increase for operating expenses and a one-per cent increase

4-3 vote adds 1% for amenities; extra tax will garner $400K

for infrastructure investment, but deep disagreement arose over whether council should collect and set aside another one-per cent levy to pay for future city amenities. The levy would add another $400,000 to city coffers over the year. Supporters of the three-per cent increase pitched the plan as being financially prudent, given the many needs and wants council

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Minister warns of ferry service cuts Public consultation on how and when promised

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FERRY travellers, including those heading out of West Vancouver’s Horseshoe Bay ferry terminal, should brace for future service cuts.

Transportation Minister Mary Polak said Tuesday some under-used ferry runs will definitely be on the chopping block as the corporation looks to trim $26 million in the next three years. “This is not if,” she told reporters. “We know there are reductions in service that need to be made.” “If we don’t do that we will not ever achieve

the size of (cost) reduction we need to see.” But Polak said the province will consult with the public before deciding exactly how and when those cuts will come into effect — likely not until after the next provincial election. Polak made the comments Tuesday following the release of a report from earlier public consultation on the future of the ferry corporation, held in November and December. Results of that report indicate the service cuts won’t be popular. In public meetings conducted mostly in communities served by B.C. Ferries — including Bowen Island and the Sunshine Coast — about half of the people responding to questions were opposed to service cuts. Support for the cuts was higher — about 60 per cent — among 500 people polled randomly in the general public. Mostpeoplewhotookpartintheconsultation

supported measures like standardizing vessels and docks, using more passenger-only ferries and looking into retrofitting ferries to run on alternative fuel like liquefied natural gas. Building bridges was also floated as a possible idea in some cases. People in ferry-dependent communities were strongly opposed to raising property taxes or imposing fuel taxes to help pay for ferries, however, arguing they already pay for ferries through their provincial taxes. Most of those people said it’s up to the province to make up any ferries funding shortfall. Polak, however, said the government has already kicked in extra money to avoid the prospect of skyrocketing fares. The province currently subsidizes ferry operations by about $150 million each year in exchange for certain guaranteed levels of service.

During the consultation last fall, a group representing coastal ferry users recommended fares on some routes be cut by up to 25 per cent. Among the challenges faced by the ferry corporation are ballooning debt-servicing costs — covering everything from new ferries to terminal upgrades — which have almost tripled from $68 million a year to $193 million a year in the past eight years, according to the ferry users group. The cost of fuel has also skyrocketed, from $50 million a year to $121 million a year in the same time period. Labour remained the largest expense for B.C. Ferries, growing from $252 million a year in 2004 to $257 million annually in 2012. A review by the B.C. Ferry Commissioner last year identified declining ridership and falling revenue as significant challenges facing the corporation.

Start setting aside funds now: Keating From page 1 start to create that financial capacity. This is a small first step.” The city has been given direction from the taxpayers for what the priorities are, so it is incumbent on the city to clearly explain why it needs another $400,000 this year, said Coun. Linda Buchanan. “We have a lot of projects on the books. We have a lot of things we need in the city and we have to put in really plain language that these things are going to cost significant amounts of money, so if we start to invest now, we won’t have to create a much more significant levy down the road,” she said. In an age of belt-tightening, and increased downloading from the province and federal government, it would be “whistling through the cemetery” to assume senior levels of government will be willing or able to kick in huge contributions for amenities in the future, Coun. Craig Keating said. “The best way to do it is to start setting aside those savings now so we have it the future rather than simply saying ‘We want to be seen to be in favour of two per cent, not three per cent’ and continue to kick the can down the road for another generation to deal with.” But for some on council, the difference between two and three per cent was too much to abide. “We have lots of other sources for amenities. Certainly the development community could be taxed heavier or contribute more or contribute in a wiser cash-based program as opposed to juicing the taxpayers for another one per cent,” said Coun. Rod Clark. The $400,000 would be a drop in the bucket when it came to the bills for the new amenities council had in mind, including a rebuild of North Shore Neighbourhood House or the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, which is projected to cost about $70 million, he added. Clark challenged his colleagues at the table to find another one per cent for amenities within the existing budget. “My suggestion would be starting with the rather luscious council dinners, which happen every Monday night at taxpayers’ expense,” he said. Coun. Guy Heywood joined in the dissent, albeit for a broader philosophical reasons. Heywood said he wasn’t opposed to exacting higher rates from developers if it were to be used to “pay the city’s bills, instead of other levels of government’s bills,” referring to the city taking on social projects not typically in municipal jurisdiction like creating childcare space and affordable housing. Despite supporting an earlier motion for a three-per cent increase, Coun. Don Bell said he had come to see the extra tax as too much for city businesses owners, who already pay a higher rate than residents. “Many of the business people I’ve spoken to are particularly hard-pressed, and I think this would be one more additional burden (when) at this time, we don’t have plan for what we’re doing.” Mayor Darrell Mussatto cast the tie-breaking vote in favour of the extra one per cent. “We’ve seen other levels of government spend money they don’t have and that hasn’t worked so well for them, has it?” he said.


AN excavator piles rubble from the dismantling of the former B.C. Rail train station at the foot of Pemberton Avenue in North Vancouver. Metro Vancouver is recycling as much of the building materials as possible. The site is planned to house a new wastewater secondary treatment plant, replacing the Lions Gate primary treatment plant. Scan the photo with the Layar app for video.

Trainee counsellor jailed 90 days Woman, 22, had sexual relationship with 15-year-old boy Jane Seyd

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A young woman from North Vancouver who was training to work helping troubled youth has been sentenced to 90 days in jail, to be served on weekends, after being found guilty of having an inappropriate sexual relationship with a 15 year-old student.

before it can be lived in again, though no toxic materials have been found outside the home and the neighbourhood remains safe, police say. One man who was in the home at the time was taken to Lions Gate Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but police have not yet made an arrest in the investigation.

The 22 year-old woman was doing a practicum for a college program aimed at helping at-risk teens at a North Vancouver alternate school when she began a relationship with a teenaged boy who was in one of her practicum classes. Judge Joanne Challenger of the North Vancouver provincial court imposed the intermittent jail sentence Wednesday, following a trial last summer where the woman was found guilty of sexual

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interference and invitation to sexual touching. The offences happened between September 2010 and February 2011. The woman told the judge that the boy said he was older at the time their relationship started. But the judge found the woman didn’t go far enough to try to find out his age. In a letter handed to the judge, the woman acknowledged what took place between her and the student was unacceptable and that she “should have known better.” Crown counsel had asked Challenger to impose a jail sentence of six to nine months, while the woman’s defence lawyer asked for the mandatory minimum jail sentence of 45 days. Challenger said she was allowing the sentence to be served on weekends in order to minimize harm to the woman’s young son, for whom she is the sole caregiver. In addition to the jail sentence, the woman was placed on three years probation and must perform 250 hours of community work service. While on probation, she is also prohibited from being alone with any teenaged boy between 12 and 17 and must not be in a position of trust with anyone between 12 and 16 years old. She has also been placed on the sex offender registry. The woman’s name is being withheld to protect the identity of the teenaged victim — whose identity is shielded by a publication ban.

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Rescuees give back amid NSR fundraising Blanket drive, legacy campaign in full swing Brent Richter

THERE’S nothing quite so rewarding as the feeling of saving another person’s life, most search and rescue volunteers can tell you. As for financial rewards, well, those aren’t usually quite so assured. North Shore Rescue team leader Tim Jones is actively mounting a campaign to secure legacy funding to keep the organization financially afloat in good times and bad — but sometimes, the rescuees dig deep to show their thanks. Terry Park, a snowshoer who was badly injured in a tumble down a Hollyburn Mountain gully in January, dropped by the NSR’s new training base last Tuesday to give back. “He came with his wife and his family and thanked our team and provided us with a $5,000 donation to say thank you. It was greatly, greatly appreciated,” said John Blown, NSR team member. Park also delivered a special thank you from his farm — 40 boxes of apples for the NSR volunteers to take home. Sebastian Boucher, who was rescued by NSR after spending three days lost in the outof-bounds area of Hollyburn Mountain in mid-December, has already donated $1,000 with family and friends, but he has even bigger plans. Boucher is organizing the inaugural Survival Cup, a four-on-four charity ball hockey tournament to raise more for his rescuers. “I’d love to do as much as I can for them

because they do a lot of good, wonderful work and it’s all volunteer. I’m pretty sure they’re blowing their budgets for all the rescues they’ve done this year and last year,” he said. The event runs in Rockland, Ont., near Boucher’s hometown on the Quebec border, on June 29. “I couldn’t thank them enough,” he said. “I feel sad I put them through the ordeal I put them through, but at the end of the day I’m glad I met them because they’re amazing people.” NSR is also using Fundrazr, an online donation system that allows users to select a cause or campaign and donate a desired amount. NSR is aiming to raise $2,500 to buy SPR blankets — lightweight, compact blankets that are super-efficient at trapping and keeping body heat. “It can make all the difference. If we’ve been dealing with someone who has been out all night or is hypothermic, they need to be rewarmed, otherwise they’re not going to be able to walk out or they’re going to become even more hypothermic, and we’re going to be dealing with someone who could be nonresponsive,” he said. Donations can be made by searching “North Shore Rescue” at Donations for the legacy campaign can be sent via NSR’s website at northshorerescue. com. “We’re very, very low on our cash,” Blown said. “Every month our treasurer Ron Royston gets stressed out looking at what’s coming in and what’s going out and how we’re going to pay the bills. We hope the legacy campaign is going to help with that.” Scan this page with the Layar app for links to North Shore Rescue’s fundraising campaigns.

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HE term “icon” gets bandied about a lot these days, certainly more often than it should. It takes away from the genuine icons, like the one we just lost in Stompin’ Tom Connors. Arguably the “most Canadian” artist, Connors crisscrossed the nation writing catchy tunes that captured our country’s history, people and places. Generations of kids came to know the lyrics to “The Hockey Song” by virtue of hearing it at every NHL game. Hopefully many of them came to understand the singer’s place at the centre of the Canadian identity. With ditties about everything from driving a load of potatoes from the Maritimes to Toronto to watching the Northern Lights in the Yukon, a whole nation could claim him as their own. Even the North Shore found its way

into his repertoire with the 1971 tune “The Bridge Came Tumbling Down.” In it, Connors pays tribute to the 19 ironworkers who have since become the namesake of the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing. “If you’re ever crossing this mighty bridge sublime, let 19 scarlet roses pass before your mind. Remember and be kind. The bridge came tumbling down and 19 men were drowned so you could ride to the other side of old Vancouver town,” Connors sang in the close of the song. We may have lost the man, but his good-natured voice will live on — and we take pleasure in the image of Tom stompin’ holes in the floor of heaven. Scan this page with the Layar app on your smartphone to hear Stompin’ Tom Connors’ “The Bridge Came Tumbling Down.”

Could a 3rd party overtake the Liberals? EVERY time the B.C. Liberals chalk up another gaffe or scandal I’m increasingly reminded of the events of 1991, which permanently altered the political landscape in this province.

And I have to wonder whether we’re about to see history repeated. Back then, of course, a longtime ruling political dynasty — the Social Credit party — was on its last dying legs and, with an unelected female leader, fell apart internally and during the election campaign. Currently, we seem to be hearing the death rattle of another political dynasty, the B.C. Liberal party, also headed up by an unelected female leader, who is furiously beating back challenges to her leadership from within. In 1991, the NDP’s campaign theme was “time for a change.” This time, the NDP’s theme is “change, one practical step at a time.”

View from the Ledge Keith Baldrey

The NDP certainly read the mood of the electorate correctly in 1991 (it won the election, after all) and would appear to be reading it correctly this time (the latest Angus Reid poll suggested 59 per cent of the population want a change in government). But will one historic occurrence from 1991 replay itself during May’s vote? I refer, of course, to the outof-nowhere rise of a previouslydismissed third party option. In 1991, an obscure but effective B.C. Liberal Party leader


named Gordon Wilson shot upwards on the strength of a single sound-bite in the leaders’ debate coupled with a desire of a great many people to wash their hands of the incumbent government but not, at the same time, to embrace the New Democrats. Wilson’s party essentially replaced the Socreds as the alternative party to the NDP. It was a historic shift, and paved the way for the B.C. Liberals to take power 10 years later (albeit with a different leader in Gordon Campbell). Can it happen again? Certainly, the B.C. Liberals seem to be teetering on the brink of a nervous breakdown. Beset by internal problems plaguing the premier’s leadership, and suggestions the caucus may break into different camps when it comes to dealing with those problems, the party could fall apart at any time. Throw in the fact the polls show the party’s credibility and popularity is deeply eroded with the public, and the stage is set for a mass departure from the party of people who supported

it in the past. The polls show about a third of the party’s supporters in 2009 has already done just that. But that exodus could turn into a stampede, leaving the B.C. Liberals utterly spent as a political force. The question, though, is where could those voters go? Some would undoubtedly turn to the NDP, but a good many would look elsewhere. I speculated in this space a few weeks back that a handful of independent, Green and B.C. Conservative candidates could have an impact in the election, some to the point of even getting elected. But if the B.C. Liberals completely fall apart and are deserted by a large chunk of the electorate, we’re talking about more than a handful of third-party alternatives coming into play. Many voters will want to find a way to keep an NDP government honest and in check, and if the B.C. Liberals don’t look like a valid way to do that, they’ll go looking for another vehicle to register

their view. If that’s the case, traditional election necessities for political parties such as funding and organizational ability go out the window. In 1991, some B.C. Liberal candidates were elected even though they didn’t actually campaign. Fred Gingell won in Delta South and filed election expenses totalling less than $100, while Doug Symons won in Richmond despite the lack of any semblance of a campaign (he went to bed on election night without even knowing he had won). As the 1991 campaign demonstrated, the fall of a ruling dynasty can be swift and dramatic, with results unimagined a relatively short time before the campaign began. Of course, there’s still a chance the B.C. Liberals can pull themselves together and regain some lost ground with the public, to the point of winning enough seats to form a viable Opposition. In fact, that’s the best scenario the ruling party can hope for right now.

But the worst-case scenario would be suffering the same fate that befell the B.C. Liberals’ political predecessor back in 1991. Given the government’s penchant for creating scandals and selfinflicted wounds, that scenario cannot be easily dismissed.

Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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There’s a reason it’s called labour, ask Mom

AS a father who recently witnessed the birth of my second beautiful son, I’ve come to have an even greater appreciation for the percentage of the population responsible for firing out these screaming little pooping machines the world over.

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Yes, mothers, that population is you. I don’t know who you ticked off along the way to earn this lot in life but when it comes to the whole baby process, you ladies got screwed. Literally, I suppose, but that’s not what I’m getting at here. I’m talking about the division of labour between the man and the woman — or the woman and the woman and the sperm of the astronaut or whomever, I’m not here to discriminate — and how it is patently unfair how much of the really hard and downright excruciating work falls to you. From my perspective, here’s how the whole process breaks down in terms of the burden falling on each partner: Phase 1 of the baby process involves two people coming together to soberly and knowingly decide to bring beautiful new life into the world. Of course, Phase

1 can also involve a drunk sorority girl and a frat house DJ coming together for six minutes on a slippery bean bag chair, but that’s not the baby process I’ll be talking about here. I’m talking about two people with so much love that they decide to create another little human to share it with. When that decision is first made it’s a 50-50 partnership, both parties pushing all their chips in and deciding to make a baby. In fact, once the actual business of baby making commences — amusingly code-named “trying” by those couples who have been at it for more than a few months — it can seem more like a 90-10 partnership with the man doing most of the work, depending on the type and frequency of the trying they’re doing. “Hey baby, was that

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a yawn? Can I get you a magazine down there? Don’t worry, I promise I’ll finish before Downton Abbey comes on.” Once the stick turns blue, however, it’s back to a 50-50 split as both of you share equally in the excited planning of life with a new life. You’re Paul McCartney and John Lennon, united but unique equals ready to use all of your immense talents to create something truly magnificent. Either of you would do anything to bring that baby into the world happy and healthy. Either of you would take a bullet for that kid if you had to. You’d even marry Heather Mills if the situation was dire enough. Then barf happens, and the expectant mother may turn into a bloaty, cranky zombie. It’s here that the split starts to change. Now the father is Garfunkel and the mother is Simon. Sure you may sing to her belly with your pretty voice and wacky hair but she writes all of the songs. Then that belly starts to grow, weird things start to happen to her body and it becomes obvious which partner is in for a really rough ride in this endeavour. Now she’s Beyonce and you’re the rest of Destiny’s Child. You may pretend you’re a big shot, basking in her radiant glow while mumbling “I’m a survivor, I’m not gon’ give

up,” but everyone knows that she’s the real survivor and without her none of this would be possible. Then it’s time for the birth, and it’s here that she becomes the greatest in the world. She’s a force of will that can’t be stopped. She’s Michael Jordan. And you, no matter how much help you think you’re giving, compared to what she’s going through, you’re not Scottie Pippen. Your not even Dennis Rodman. No — you’re the ball boy, mostly just watching from the bench and offering drinks, occasionally joining the action only to clean a wet spot off the floor. The split here is 99 per cent mother and zero per cent partner,

with a margin of error of one per cent. Bless you, mothers — you know you’ve been through an ordeal when the fun, easy part of the process is at the end when the doctor sews up the C-section or even puts stitches right into your . . . sorry, I’m not going to finish that thought. Once again, bless you, mothers. After the birth, inexperienced fathers may think it’s their time to fully pay back the mother for all that she’s been through. It’s not. Just FYI — you will never pay her back. In the hours and days after the birth you may change a diaper, get the kid to burp, even rock him to sleep so the mother can rest. Yes, the spitup will

find your favourite hockey jersey and yes, the crying will wake you up at ungodly hours too, but that crying means much different things for the mother. It means she needs to attach that baby to her body. It means that she needs to do that again four hours later. And two hours after that. And all day every day. You can offer a foot massage and then go get some sleep. She’s hoping she doesn’t get her nipple bitten off. In the end, the partnership is clear — you’re earth, she’s air. Be happy to offer a foundation to build on but know that she fills that little miraculous little blob with life every second of the day.

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Dear Editor: In our society today we are quick to complain, but we are slow to commend. For four days, I had been very ill and I decided to go to the hospital. On route, I was thinking about lineups, grumpy staff, sick people and overall poor conditions. My experience was anything but this! Upon arrival at the Lions Gate Hospital emergency department, a volunteer pleasantly ushered me to where I

needed to sit. Within minutes a really sweet triage nurse who seemed genuinely concerned for everyone took my vitals and attached them to my care card and asked me to wait for the nurse to call me. Next I was admitted by a nurse and admission clerk who seemed to be making the best of a chaotic morning and again seemed to genuinely care about my situation. I was then asked to wait in the waiting area off in the corner with a mask (suspected


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Persian community readies for Norouz All welcome to Canadian Iranian Foundation’s festival Sunday

Christine Lyon

IN many cultures, the arrival of spring marks the start of a new year. On the North Shore, the local Persian community is gearing up to celebrate the Iranian New Year, known as Norouz, on March 20, the spring equinox. “It is very important for us to celebrate our heritage,” says Nassreen Filsoof, founder and president of the Canadian Iranian Foundation, which is hosting two Norouz events this year. “We try and ask all different cultures to come and attend and to celebrate the true nature and the true spirit of multiculturalism in Canada.” On Sunday, March 10 the CIF is hosting its annual Spring and Norouz Festival at the Mickey McDougall Community Recreation Centre. The all-day event runs from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. and features live music, a DJ, local and international folk dance, food and beverages and children’s activities. Up to 5,000 people attend the free event each year. “The only thing we are asking people to bring is a can of non-perishable food for the food bank,” Filsoof says. The CIF is also organizing the Norouz Gala: Iranian New Year Celebration on Saturday, March 23 at the Marriott Pinnacle Hotel in Vancouver from 6:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.

The black-tie-optional event will feature live music, a DJ, a performance by the Pars National Ballet Group directed by Azita Sahebjam, stand-up comedy by Eslam Shams from Los Angeles, a buffet dinner and silent auction. Tickets must be purchased by March 18 and are available at the foundation office, 145 West First St., North Vancouver, or at 604-6961121. Money raised at the gala will go to the CIF scholarship program, which assists immigrant students. Meanwhile, the IranianCanadian Congress of Canada is hosting its annual fire jump event at Ambleside Park on Tuesday, March 19 from 6 to 11 p.m. Known as Charshanbeh Souri, the Fire Festival features singing, dancing and bonfire jumping. The ICC is also holding a Festival of Nature, or SizdeBedar, on April 1, the 13th day of Norouz. Friends and family are invited to gather at Ambleside Park to socialize, dance, share food and practise other rituals. Outside the public realm, many Iranian-Canadian families are preparing to ring in the new year at home with a decorated Haft Sin table setting, traditionally containing seven items starting with the letter S in the Persian alphabet. “The family gets together and sits around that beautiful spread, which we call the Haft Sin, and they kiss each

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FARAH Ghanei, Mahshid Seifi, Pedram Mafakherian, Nassreen Filsoof and Afsaneh Nori as Amoo Norouz prepare for the Canadian Iranian Foundation’s Spring and Norouz Festival on Sunday March 10 at Mickey McDougall Gym, 200 East 23rd St, North Vancouver from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Food bank donations welcome. other and they say they love each other and they exchange presents and they have a special dinner,” says Filsoof, who will be cooking up a traditional Norouz meal of rice, herbs and fish.

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INQUIRING REPORTER EXPERTS in the fields of medicine, policing, economics and law are on the North Shore this week for anti marijuana prohibitionforums.Stopthe Violence B.C. is pitching a plan for full legalization and regulation while Sensible B.C. is working to hold a province-wide referendum on decriminalization. The argument is that marijuana prohibition wastes millions of dollars in enforcement costs while doing nothing to keep the drug off the streets, while profiting organized crime. A 2012 Angus Reid survey showed two-thirds of Canadians would like to see the existing law changed. — Brent Richter

Nasser Kalif North Vancouver “My opinion is no. I lived in countries where it’s very difficult to get drugs and because it’s very difficult, people don’t have drugs. . . .”

Should Canada change its marijuana laws ?

Luke Kyle North Vancouver “It doesn’t really affect me but I’d like to see, finally, the pot smokers shut up about it.”

Chris Allen North Vancouver “I’m pretty indifferent because I don’t smoke weed.”

Mark Turris North Vancouver “I think it certainly needs to be looked at. I don’t necessarily think we should have a wholesale acceptance of it.”

Alicia Hustwait North Vancouver “I think it would be interesting to see how that would go over but it doesn’t really affect me that much.”

Feds plan selling DFO land in WV to First Nations Sam Smith

THE federal government is in the midst of selling off a nearly $12-million property located in West Vancouver to a local First Nations band, the Department of Fisheries and Oceans has confirmed. The five-acre West Van lot located at 4165 and 4195 Marine Drive, close to Cypress Park elementary school and across from the DFO’s Centre for Aquaculture and Environmental Research facility, is one of three federally owned properties currently in negotiations to be sold. First Nations bands are also in negotiations with the

federal government over two properties on Heather Street in Vancouver. Dan Bate, communications officer for the Department of Fisheries and Oceans, told the North Shore News the lot hasn’t been used in years. “Much of the lot is covered in vegetation and is undeveloped,” he said in an email interview. “The site had been previously used for outdoor storage but has been unused and vacant for many years.” Previously it was used for storage, he added. Bate said there are three First Nations groups involved with these three properties, but did not specify which ones. Krisandra Jacobs, communications officer for the Squamish Nation, said they are interested in the lands but was vague in her details.

“(The) Squamish Nation has an interest in any federal lands within our traditional territory,” she said. “The nature of any discussions or negotiations respecting lands are necessarily confidential.” The news of the sale broke after Vision Vancouver councillor Kerry Jang and B.C. Federation of Labour president Jim Sinclair brought a leaked document to media attention on Feb. 22. Although Jang and Sinclair claimed the report pointed to the land sale of the Kitsilano Coast Guard station, which was abruptly and controversially closed on Feb. 19, it was this property, as well as two others in Vancouver on the table. Bate could not confirm when the sale would happen, nor could he say what will happen with the lot when sold. The District of West Vancouver currently has the Marine Drive properties valued at a combined $11.587 million.


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WV mayor continues to donate his salary hike Jeremy Shepherd

WEST Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith made his second $9,000 donation to the West Vancouver Community Foundation Feb. 9, keeping his promise to use his pay increase to benefit the community. Despite Smith’s reservations, mayor and council voted to give themselves their first pay hike in nearly a decade in April 2012, bumping Smith’s salary from $65,915 to $75,000. Smith acknowledged voting for a wage increase went against his 30-year track record of advocating for fiscal prudence from elected officials. “I haven’t seen anything to prove that the more you pay, the better candidates you get,” he said at the time. “Rather than accepting that raise, which would be $9,000 annually for his three-year

term, he said that he would take that money and donate it to the foundation,” said WVCF financial assistant Susan Beck. Smith’s two donations, totaling $18,000, have each gone to the Mayor’s Endowment Fund, which supports youth, arts and culture, according to Beck. Over the past three years, the Mayor’s Endowment Fund has provided $1,500 for Hollyburn Family Services, $900 for Booktopia, and given $700 to the West Vancouver Youth Band Society, according to Beck. “Because, it’s an endowment fund we can only grant out the income that’s earned by this fund,” Beck said. Smith has pledged to donate another $9,000 next year, according to Beck. North Shore Rescue, St. John’s Ambulance, North Shore Meals on Wheels are all frequent recipients of WVCF grants. The WVCF has also recently introduced the $501,000 Bonnie J. McLaren Memorial Fund, which will benefit women and children, according to Beck.

NV RCMP warn of tow-truck scam

A fraudster has been preying on the kindness of North Vancouver good Samaritans.

RCMP report that a man has been approaching drivers and pleading to get a ride to one of the North Shore’s car impound lots, claiming his car has been towed. He then uses the ride to guilt the driver into handing over money to get his car out of impound. “It’s playing on people’s emotions — a sob story on why his car was impounded, that he has no money and that he’s down on his luck,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. “He’s aggressive enough that he gets people to allow him into their vehicle, and

drive him to where his alleged vehicle is and after they give him a fair amount of cash he gets out and walks away. It’s pretty bold.” While only two recent known cases of the scam have come in, police suspect there are more incidents that have gone unreported. But, De Jong added, any new information could help lead to an arrest. The man is described as white, about 50 years old, and six feet tall. He was last seen wearing a black or blue jacket and carrying a large backpack. Anyone who may have been approached or solicited by the suspect is asked to contact Sgt. Philip Yong, district response sergeant, at 604969-7549. — Brent Richter


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Kimia Shahangian and Mehrzad Yazdanpanah Members of the Canadian Iranian Foundation Youth Group celebrated International Women’s Day with a panel discussion held in the Spirit Room at the West Vancouver Community Centre March 3. Five successful local women, including nutritionist Dr. Homa Mojiri, student activist Sara Eftekhar, MLA Naomi Yamamoto, Dr. Alicja Tesiorowski and Vancouver Courier publisher and community volunteer Dee Dhaliwal, shared stories from their respective lives. International Women’s Day, a global day celebrating the economic, political and social achievements of women past, present and future, is being officially marked today, March 8.

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CelticFest Vancouver: CelticFest Vancouver kicks off with a free event Saturday, March 9 from noon to 5 p.m. at The Village on False Creek (Plaza by Manitoba Street & Athlete’s Way) featuring the North Shore Celtic Ensemble, SwingReel, Blackthorn and Vagabonds performing. For more information and a complete schedule visit

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■ Maeve Mackinnon in a double bill with Mary Jane Lamond and Wendy MacIsaac, Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre, part of CelticFest Vancouver (March 9-17). For tickets, $30/$35, visit

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WHEN it comes to her creative process, Maeve Mackinnon’s number one enemy is complacency. “I just feel that it chips away at any sort of inspiration,” says the contemporary Gaelic singer. “The key thing is to find inspiration. If you’re not inspired as an artist there’s not really any point,” she adds. Mackinnon makes a concerted effort to grow as an artist by constantly pushing herself out of her comfort zone through her songwriting, involvement in


challenging collaborative projects and by playing with musicians from a multitude of stylistic backgrounds. The efforts of the Glasgow, Scotland-based performer, who sings in both Gaelic and English, are more than paying off seeing her continue to receive critical acclaim, including for her November 2012 sophomore release, Once Upon An Olive Branch, which showcased her writing chops for the first time. She’s currently penning a full-length musical for the National Theatre of Scotland that explores the slave trade and she’s just helped launch a new Irish-Scottish band called Nasc. In addition, Mackinnon is embarking on a Canadian tour next week set to kick off locally with her debut appearance at CelticFest Vancouver. She will perform in a double bill with Cape Breton Gaelic singer Mary Jane Lamond and fiddler Wendy MacIsaac, Thursday, March 14 at 8 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre. “I actually remember watching (Lamond) on a Gaelic TV program when I was really young, so it will be lovely to share the stage with her because I’ve really


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Divine lineup

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THE Squamish Valley Music Festival, scheduled for Aug. 8-10 at the Logger Sports Grounds and Hendrickson Fields, unveiled its 2013 lineup during a concert launch party at Vancouver’s Commodore Ballroom last week. Indie supergroup Divine Fits (featuring Britt Daniel, Sam Brown and Dan Boeckner) will be on the bill along with Queens of the Stone Age, Vampire Weekend and dozens of other acts. Pre-sale tickets are available for $99. The price will jump to $149 once they’re sold out. For more info visit

GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or B.C. Mills Museum at Lynn Headwater Park: 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-224-5739. B.C. Binning Residence: 2968 Mathers Cres., West Vancouver. Info: 604-7332313 or 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: A Feeler: A solo exhibition of Michiko Suzuki’s large-scale etching prints will run until March 16. Binkley Sculpture Studios: 535 East First St., North Vancouver. Info: or 604984-8574. BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m.6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: Members of The North Shore Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works See more page 15

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CALENDAR From page 14 every month. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915 or 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 Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info:, 778-3720765 or Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Painting Exhibition: Mahnoush Izadi’s work will be on display until March 14. Group Exhibition: Paintings, drawings, photographs and calligraphy by various artists will be on display from March 16 to 29. Opening reception: Saturday, March 16, 4-9 p.m. Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Exhibit: Work by artists from 195 Studios will have their work on display until June 15. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9886844 or Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Exquisite Landscape: A 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. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: Wednesday-Sunday, noon-

5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-762-4623, 778-997-9408 or Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: David Neel Gallery: 104 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-988-9215, 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 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. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of prints and textiles by Michelle Carlson from March 20 to May 7. Opening reception: Thursday, March 21, 6:30-8:30 p.m. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of Peterson Turgoose’s work of urban landscapes until March 26. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of acrylic paintings of aquatic plants by Judith Frigon from March 27 to May 21. Opening reception: Saturday, March 30, 2-4 p.m. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. A Visual Language: A mixed media exhibition with Eric Goldstein and Jin Hong will run until March 24. Opening reception: Meet the Artists: Saturday, March 9, 2-3 p.m. The Art of the Landscape: An exhibition of See more page 23


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Canadian wizard the man behind Oz tune Justin Gray cowrote hit for Mariah Carey

■ Oz the Great and Powerful. Directed by Sam Raimi. Starring James Franco, Mila Kunis, Rachel Weisz, Michelle Williams.

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IT’S the number-one fantasy movie of all time, according to the American Film Institute. And when the AFI released their list of the top 100 movie songs, The Wizard of Oz was right at the top, red slippers all a-glitter.

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MICHELLE Williams, centre. plays Glinda the Good Witch of the South, in Sam Raimi’s new film Oz the Great and Powerful which opens in theatres today. Use Layar app to view trailer and showtimes.

That’s a tough act to follow, admits Canadian ex-pat Justin Gray, who cowrote the song for the new L. Frank Baum adaptation, Oz The Great And Powerful, in theatres everywhere today. None other than Mariah Carey sings his “Almost Home”, the showpiece of the film.

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PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING: EDGEMONT SENIOR LIVING PROPOSAL A redevelopment is being proposed for the site comprised of 3202 Woodbine Drive, 3220, 3240, 3255 and 3285 Canfield Crescent, 3227 Highland Boulevard and a portion of Canfield Crescent. You are invited to a Public Information Meeting to discuss the project. Date: Wednesday, March 13, 2013 Time: 6:30 P.M. – 8:30 P.M. Location: Highlands United Church 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North Vancouver The applicant has applied to the District of North Vancouver to rezone the above properties from single-family zoning to a comprehensive development zone to permit a three-storey, 129-unit independent seniors’ supportive living residence. This rental facility is intended to address a segment of the currently unsatisfied demand for seniors’ housing in the Edgemont / Upper Capilano / Delbrook Community. The proposal includes interior amenity space, a private courtyard, underground parkade and an exterior public plaza at Woodbine and Highland. Other improvements to the public realm will include widened roads and new curbs, sidewalks, planted boulevards, and corner bulges along Highland Boulevard, Woodbine Drive and Ayr Avenue as well as improved crosswalks.

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The meeting is being held by Brook Pooni Associates in compliance with District of North Vancouver Policy. Following an open house from 6:30 PM – 7:00 PM, the project team will present details of the proposal and answer any questions residents may have. The meeting will be conducted by an independent facilitator. Information packages are being distributed to residents within a 100-metre radius of the site, as well as the broader Edgemont / Upper Capilano area. If you would like to receive a copy or if you want more information, please contact Sophie Perndl at Brook Pooni Associates at 604-731-9053 ext. 109 or Steven Petersson at the District of North Vancouver at 604-990-2387. *This is not a Public Hearing. Council will receive a report from staff on issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the proposal at a later date.

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MILA Kunis (left), as Theodora, and James Franco, as Oscar Diggs (aka The Wizard of Oz) star in Sam Raimi’s Oz the Great and Powerful, a prequel of sorts to the 1939 classic The Wizard of Oz.

Gray started before Carey signed on From page 16

Director Sam Raimi’s movie, a prequel of sorts, tells the story of Oscar “Oz” Diggs (James Franco), a Kansas con man with a kind heart. After being swept away by a tornado, Oscar finds himself hailed as the savior in the magical but troubled land of Oz. Glinda (Michelle Williams), Evanora (Rachel Weisz) and Theodora (Mila Kunis) are the three beguiling witches who help him find the wisdom and goodness in himself. So, is Gray a fan of the 1939 original? “How are you not? It’s like saying I don’t like ice cream,” he says. “It’s an incredible movie, an incredible story, and one of the most famous films in the world.” With those credentials, the songwriter readily admits that he found the task intimidating. “It’s like someone saying ‘Here, can you hold this briefcase with $100 million? Don’t lose it’,” says Gray, before laughing:

“Actually, with this movie that would be a $250 million screwup.” Gray and his partners were given the script back in July (“us and 100 of our closest friend writers,” he laughs). They read the script and the accompanying instructions before starting. “It’s really hard: you don’t want to be too literal, and you don’t want to be too ambiguous.” They worked on an early draft and kept sending in revisions. In October, says Gray, “we knew we were writing a broad concept of the song, and that an artist would adapt it and really make it their own.” When they heard that the artist on the project was Mariah Carey “we felt like Ashton Kucher was going to jump out of the closet,” he laughs. Mariah being the massive, global, very busy superstar that she is, getting everyone in the same room was nearly impossible,” says Gray. Thanks to emails and mp3s

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THE photographer approaches the lumbering industrial monolith. A printing press that’s gone out of print is crammed into the Edmonton warehouse like the ghost of newspapers past. The printing press will soon be sold for scrap. The photographer aims and shoots, freezing a singular moment in journalism that evokes the ascent of new technology and the instability of the traditional fourth estate. Brian Howell, a former B.C. community newspaper photojournalist, photographed a series of printing presses in a bid to illuminate the ramifications of trading ink for electrons. photos Brian Howell While chasing stories with the Surrey Now, Howell says BRIAN Howell’s 2012 image, Newspaper Conveyor System, Surrey, is included in his new series of photographs, Press, on view at Winsor he witnessed the restructuring Gallery until April 7. of an entire industry that While photographing a Chicago Sun-Times printing press Researching about it and reading about it helped me discover forsook journalism and placed its faith in technology. bound for Venezuela, Howell was forced to photograph the where my angst came from for all these years,” he says. For Howell, the printing presses represent the skeleton of Howell saw editors lose their jobs, and he says he was mindful press in sections, framing it in three individual pieces. journalism, an industry he’s worked in for more than 20 years. While many artists focus on their work in itself, Howell from his first day on the job that photographers were replaceable. “One of the first big photojournalism projects I did was appears more concerned with the issues addressed in his work “Investigating my own industry was fascinating,” he says. on the cod fishery in Newfoundland in 1992 when it was as he speaks in slow, considered sentences about journalism as a “Reading facts like the PR people outnumber reporters three to going under. As a student I hopped a bus and had to go to whole and the ripple effects of editorial cutbacks. one in the United States. A reporter becomes almost like an air Newfoundland and photograph small outport villages before “One guy characterizes it by saying: ‘It’s like if you go to traffic control.” they disappeared. I think it’s the same kind of compulsion to Starbucks every day and your coffee cups keeps shrinking. You’re With his most recent series of photos, Howell seems to be look at presses and consider them right now, where there’s a probably not going to go back,’” he notes. “It’s tough to make a sense they’re disappearing, and they are. The Edmonton Journal, echoing words written by Arthur Miller in Death of a Salesman: good product without the resource.” “Attention must be paid.” the plant is closing. I got an email two days ago from the plant Despite the strong potential of digital newspapers, Howell “Instead of going towards the technology to solve everything, manager: there’s 107 people losing their jobs there.” journalism really has to be considered,” he says. “I have a passion praises ink and pulp newspapers for keeping a contract with their Much like the printing press uncomfortably straddles the for journalism that is a big part of our democracy and I just think readers. industrial and digital ages, Howell is equal parts photojournalist “You’re accountable,” he says. “Your newspaper, the people that it’s sad that it’s so easily dismissed.” and artist, using his camera to reflect the possibility of social Shooting the photos in cramped conditions presented a change. challenge. “The presses as an idea symbolically represent a lot of old See Howell page 44 industry that is being cast aside without a lot of consideration or reflection,” he says. “I’m not an anti-technology guy; I have an iPad which I use a lot. I shoot with a digital camera. But I also think the tectonic shift in journalism is really worthy of consideration.” Having spent decades in the industry, Howell can recount professional heartbreak, such as when more than a year of work following the life of a deaf blind man was ripped from the pages Ballet Victoria presents of the National Post in favour of a photo essay on celebrity styles at the Oscars. “The press work for me became my most personal project.


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CALENDAR From page 15 paintings and furniture by Mary-Jean Butler, Greg Allen, Richard Alm and Burns Jennings March 26-April 14. Opening reception: Tuesday, March 26, 6-8 p.m. Meet the artists: Saturday, March 30, 2-3 p.m. The Gallery at Artisan Square: 587 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Info: 604-9472454 or Hours: FridaySunday, noon-4 p.m. Gallery YoYo: 312 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday to Saturday, 1-5:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-9832896. 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: 604-9033798. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: info@ Graffiti Co. Art Studio: 171 East First St., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604-980-1699 or gcartstudio@ Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: or 604-981-6335.

Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: MondaySunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: or 604921-7865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 301-1467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: or 604929-4001. Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. Macgillycuddy’s Consignment: 128 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Exhibition: Figurative work by Anna du Bois will be on display until April 21. The Music Box: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Mystic Mask Art Studio: 319 West 28th St., North Vancouver. 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: or Norman Vipond, 604-209-1197. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-3455 or

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ARTIST Peterson Turgoose stands beside False Creek, a work included in his latest exhibition of urban landscapes on view at North Vancouver’s Lynn Valley Public Library through March 26. Visit for more information on the artwork. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySee more page 24

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CALENDAR From page 23 Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Open by appointment only. Info: 604-

990-3700, ext. 8016. 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 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: Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9807182. Dialogue of Inanimate Objects: Works on canvas 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 Common/Opposites: An TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER Vancouver Bentall Centre Mall Oakridge Centre Mall Pacific Centre Terasen Centre 220 1st Ave. East 551 Robson St.

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exhibition of works by ceramist Les Manning will run until April 6. Artist talk: Sunday, March 24, 2-3 p.m. Reception: Sunday, March 24, 3-5 p.m. Shelton Art /Studios Gallery: 3540 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Studio visits by appointment. Info: 604922-5356 or Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or 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. Space Emmarts Studio: 1432 Rupert St., North Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday and Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment. Info: 604-770-2545 or Starfire Studio: 6607 Royal Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-5510 or Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Info: 604-9861911, local 2053. Tartooful: 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: TuesdaySaturday, 10 a.m.-6 p.m. Info: 604-924-0122 or tartooful. com. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-7400 or The Colours of Spring: A group show in celebration of Norouz will run until April 30. From Print to Digital: A display of some original historical images that have been restored will run until April 30. West Vancouver Municipal Hall: 750 17th St., West Vancouver. Hours: MondayFriday, 8:30 p.m. Info: 604925-7290. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or Cutting Out the Tongue: An exhibition of selected work from 1976 to 2012 by Pierre Coupey will run until April 27. Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 2-3 p.m. CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. 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. See more page 33

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It’s difficult to read the news these days without seeing the name Marissa Mayer. TheYahoo CEO has been making headlines for her recent decision to scale back the number of employees working from home full time.The move is part of a comprehensive plan to save the struggling Internet company by getting its workers side-by-side to collaborate, connect and communicate better. It’s “all hands on deck” atYahoo, and Mayer brings an impressive resume to the captain’s chair of what some are calling a sinking ship. She was Google’s first female engineer, eventually becoming one of the company’s top managers, and took over the helm ofYahoo in July 2012. Only time will tell whether or not Mayer’s turnaround plan forYahoo will succeed, but her current notoriety offers a nod to

an inspiring roster of women currently in high-profile executive positions. Forbes magazine recently released its list of the 50 Most Powerful Women in Business 2012 and Mayer is No. 14.The top five reveal an impressive list of some of the country’s most well-known companies with women as CEO and president or chairwoman, including IBM, Pepsi Co., Hewlett-Packard, Kraft Foods and DuPont.The list goes on.

March 8 is International Women’s Day. It’s a day to celebrate all women and a good day to pay particular attention to those women who are making waves in the business world. — Rosalind Duane

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Dollarton’s Women in Business exceptional customer service…with flare Shawna Conrad, a North Vancouver resident and owner of the Bone and Biscuit Co. is thrilled to be a part of this fantastic community. Shawna offers a common sense approach to a natural dry or raw diet for a healthy pet. The store carries a selection of raw foods as well as their very own bakery! Many products are made locally. Follow us on Facebook for specials & events. March 9th from 4-6 is Yappy Hour with grooming tips from Tracy our groomer.

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Mention manicures,pedicures,facials, make-up or any of the finishing touches in between and the North Shore’s own Fruition Day Spa is sure to be part of the conversation.With a 12 year history of serving her community and numerous NSN nominations,awards and local recognition Laura Gobbo,owner,has established and fostered a real sense of community among her clients.Order your products online from the Dermastore link found on the website! Connect with the Fruition Day Spa community on Twitter (@fruitiondayspa) or on Facebook (Fruition Day Spa North Van) for the latest news and exclusive offers.

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For Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, there’s no satisfaction like helping her clients look and feel the best about themselves. For the past several years Ebrahim has been providing clients with top-notch care and service at both Ambleside Dermedics Health Centre in WestVancouver and Afterglow Medical Aesthetics and Skin Care in NorthVancouver.

dermatology – can usually consult with them in under two weeks, and those referral services are covered by the B.C. Medical Services Plan.

“A client recently came in to see me about her teenage son, who had terrible But where Afterglow deals solely in acne that wasn’t responding to anything,” medical aesthetic services such as says Dr. Ebrahim of a recent patient. Botox, fillers and laser/light therapies like “The GP referred them to another Ultherapy Broad Band light, laser hair dermatologist who had a four-month wait removal, laser skin resurfacing, Ultherapy is list. Her son was so traumatized from the only offered in WestVancouver. Ebrahim acne that he was getting depressed.And covers a much wider range of to help someone like that is dermatological concerns and very rewarding for me.” Dr. Ebrahim... conditions at her Ambleside The latest technology can usually Dermedics clinic, where she Ebrahim features at her consult with also hangs her shingle as a Ambleside clinic is called family physician. them in under Coolsculpting, and Ebrahim two weeks... A significant portion of her is the only doctor on the business there comes through North Shore to offer it. It’s referrals from other general procedure that employs practitioners who send patients with skin extreme cold to bring about apoptosis – conditions such as acute rashes, eczema or or the natural, permanent death of fat cells psoriasis, lumps, acne or possible cancer to resistant to diet and exercise in problem Dr. Ebrahim for consultation. fat areas such as muffin tops, saddle bags and on the inner thighs and back.Another While waiting times for a dermatologist very popular and novel technology is can run upwards of three to four months, Ultherapy using focused ultrasound to lift Dr. Ebrahim – who has a diploma in and tighten the skin non-invasively.

And this April at her Ambleside clinic, Ebrahim is hoping to unveil the new Verisante Aura – a state-of-the-art rapidscanning, non-invasive spectroscopy tool designed to help medical professionals in the early detection of skin cancer by identifying and categorizing lesions in less than a second. “We will be able to look at a lesion and actually safely say whether it’s benign or malignant,” says Ebrahim.“It will help people avoid unnecessary biopsies and alleviate the anxiety and stress that a person may experience when they’re going through a possible cancer diagnosis.”

resonates even more once one realizes this is a woman who’s also climbed Kilimanjaro and trekked up to Everest base camp. She now describes the Everest journey as a “walk in the park” compared to K2. While she won’t be tackling any mountains again for the next little while, she will be keeping up her commitment to raising money for charity by taking part in the Ride to Conquer Cancer from Vancouver to Seattle this June.

And don’t ever accuse Dr. Ebrahim of not setting her sights high enough when it comes to raising money for charity. Last August she participated in a 170km hike to the base camp of K2 in Pakistan to raise money for two charities: Opportunity International, which assists women and business in third-world countries by providing micro-financing loans; and a private girls school in rural Northern Pakistan. She describes the hike as “the toughest thing she’s ever done in her life”, which

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Kundalini yoga studio on the North Shore. She decided to open a studio of her own; Bound Lotus at 161 East First Street in NorthVancouver – a bright, We’re here spacious and inviting yoga to provide and meditation centre where service is the focus. a welcoming


McLeod was first introduced to kundalini about a decade ago and was immediately moved by the experience, but it wasn’t until years later that she decided to make a personal commitment to the practice. “As a stay at home mom, you can sometimes lose sight of who you are as a person.This happened to me, and through Kundalini yoga I was able to regain my sense of self,” she says.“If people commit to Kundalini they can rid themselves of all kinds of neuroses and pain and physical conditions. It’s very powerful.” When McLeod learned that the yoga studio she attended was suddenly closing, she realized there was no other

The instruction of kundalini, she explains, is a very selfeffacing, humble calling. It’s all about serving others, and serving the teachings first introduced to North America by kundalini paterfamilias Yogi Bhajan in the 1960s. “A lot of the work we do is about moving away from the ego and getting to a place of love and compassion and having a neutral mind.We’re here to provide a welcoming space, we’re here to deliver the teachings, and that’s what makes us different.” McLeod says there are many misconceptions about kundalini, but she describes it as a “technology” that produces substantial, tangible results and helps people better monitor, maintain and, when necessary, restore their own health.

“We waste so much of our energy trying to repress old emotions, which only leads to disease and all sorts of problems.This is a practice that allows you to release those negative stories and live a lighter, healthier, happier life.” Kundalini, says McLeod, is existentially tailor made for those who feel they are hopelessly adrift in the constant swarm and snarl of the Information Age; people searching for a deeper connection to – and deeper meaning in – the world around them. “When you have your mind, body and soul more connected, within you, your life is more connected,” she says.“And throughout history, all of the most intelligent and holy men and philosophers have all said the same thing: if you want to make a change in the world, start by making a change in yourself.” Besides kundalini, Bound Lotus also offers classes in hatha, yin and restorative yoga, as well as men’s-only sessions.The studio also offers unique, 40-day meditation programs seven times a year, which help participants reduce daily stress and anxiety. The program helps create real

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IN the window at Prelude: an organic cotton maxi dress by Velvet, Hudson jeans with Betty Barclay lambskin jacket and a Cecile Benac shrug over chambray shirt and Betty Barclay chinos.

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PRELUDE: an action or event serving as an introduction to something more important. In this dictionary definition, womenswear retailer Maureen Elliott found inspiration and a new name for her boutique at 1441 Bellevue Ave. in West Vancouver. “It’s a new beginning,” says the retailer who has shared her fashion counsel at this seaside location for two decades. The boutique sports more than a name change, new fixtures and a fresh coat of paint. There are new fashions in store. Prelude offers clothing, footwear and accessories that are “on trend but

not trendy,” says Elliott. The range of styles in store will appeal to women like herself who are busy moms in their 30s or 40s as well as adventurous dressers who are younger or older. “It’s more the attitude of the customer than the age,” says Elliott, who may sell the same Kerisma sheer knit top to two women a generation apart: a twentysomething who’ll wear it with a tank top and leggings and a baby boomer looking for that perfect layering piece for her travel wardrobe. Now, in addition to co-ordinated collections that include German sportswear brands Betty Barclay and Blacky Dress there are edgier pieces, many of them less than $100, like a white tank dress from L.A. label Lush with of-the-moment feather graphic and high-low hem. Other favourites are viscose crinkle scarves in popsicle colours, vegetable-dyed walking shoes from Mjus of Italy, Co-Lab by Christopher Kon cross-body bags and KDD Studio hand-screened and embellished T-shirts.



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LOOK fashion file 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. Fragrance launch: The first 100 customers who purchase a bottle of Adam Levine’s fragrance at Shoppers Drug Mart on Granville Street before March 8 will receive a wristband to have the opportunity to meet Levine and have their picture taken with the Maroon 5 front man. Levine, who will return for the fourth season as coach on the NBC hit series The Voice this spring, will celebrate the launch of his debut self-titled men’s and women’s fragrances ($52 for 50 ml) on Friday, March 8 at Shoppers Drug Mart located at 2888 Granville St. in Vancouver.

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Summer style TERRY and Patricia Mee model clothing from Dunn’s Tailors and Phoenix to preview the March 20 fashion show Cruising into Summer. Call 604-925-7280 for tickets, $12, to the 2 p.m. show at West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre, with refreshments and door prizes. Call 604-921-7575 for tickets, $30, to the 6:30 p.m. show at West Vancouver Yacht Club, with dinner and door prizes. Fashions from Romantique will also be featured.

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Spring Trunk Shows: Marilyn’s boutique will host a series of trunk shows featuring springcollections from popular labels including Luisa Cerano, March 7-10 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 604-9254110 or email service@ West Vancouver’s Blush Bridal and Special Occasions, at 1403 Bellevue Ave., will host a trunk show featuring the fall 2013 bridal collection from Reem Acra, March 8-10. Call 604-925-3218 or email to schedule an appointment.

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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, Courier and CBC) and Steven Schelling (fashion stylist, Georgia Straight contributor and editor of will host cocktails and conversation. To book an appointment, call West Vancouver’s Baracos+Brand at 604-925-1812 or email info@

Vancouver Fashion Week: The fall/winter 2013 season kicks off Tuesday, March 19, with an opening gala event at the Hotel Four Seasons Vancouver. Designer collections will storm the runway at the Chinese Cultural Centre, March 20-24. Visit for a complete show schedule.

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North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. Info: 604-922-4032. — Compiled by Layne Christensen

Portobello West launches its seventh season March 23-24, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the Creekside Community Centre in the Athlete’s Village, 1 Athlete’s Way, Vancouver, where visitors can shop for locally made art, clothing, accessories and sweets. New this year is a silent auction program to support local charities such as Dress for Success. Admission is $2.

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Holmes and Watson almost save the day

Strong performances can’t hide script’s sag

■ Holmes and Watson Save the Empire by Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, a First Impressions Theatre production at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre to March 16. Box office: 604-929-9456.

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SOMETIMES theatre strives simply to entertain. Case in point: Holmes and Watson Save the Empire. If you like silly, inoffensive fun, this tongue-in-cheek romp will leave you cheering. Unlike the Sherlocks recently created for television by Benedict Cumberbatch or Jonny Lee Miller, there is no self-tormenting genius abhoring the dull routine of existence here. This is inflated-style comedy. Think Bullshot Crummond or Patrick Barlow’s adaptation of The 39 Steps that the Arts Club presented in 2010. It’s difficult to get right and sustain. Essentially, the intent is to achieve affectionate parody without going too far into the realm of melodrama. Damon Calderwood as Holmes and Gordon Roberts as Watson hit all the right notes in terms of style and most of the musical ones too (da-dum). OK, that was undeserved, but it does introduce the fact that the show is a self-styled musical. Calderwood and Roberts should be well-remembered in the Cove for their excellent performances in Billy Bishop Goes to War some four years ago. They are still in fine voice, but this material is just not as strong. The show

opens with scenes at “The Gaiety Music Hall” and the songs in Holmes and Watson are mostly examples of the simple ditty style popular in that form of entertainment. Think “revue” rather than “musical” and your expectations won’t be dashed. Still, it’s nice to sit in an intimate theatre and listen to good un-miked singers with an effective accompaniment of violin (Renée Bulat) and piano (Chris Robson). The show’s U.S. creators, Jahnna Beecham and Malcolm Hillgartner, came to North Vancouver to direct their show. I am told they grafted a new beginning onto its original incarnation — and that’s a huge step in the right direction. We get to see Holmes in action, some music-hall patter and a big reveal all within the first 10 minutes. Fun stuff, but then Holmes and Watson retire to 221B Baker Street and nothing much happens for an hour as Holmes meanders down one theory after another. After endless exposition, it’s hard to care whether Queen Victoria has a secret or not. If only creators Beecham and Hillgartner could crank up the script’s action to the level of the beginning and their farcical ending, they would have something special. As it is, their middle is static and much of it redundant. Perhaps the actors used to play Freddy Fish and Lightfoot McTague (Robson and Kelly C. Avery) could play more characters, or Holmes and Watson could get even more “masters of disguise” costume changes. Failing that, get out the scissors! The writers also need to decide whether to commit to the comedy or deepen Holmes’ characterization. The song “One True Friend” that Holmes sings to Watson believing him to be dead could be hilarious or affecting. Right now, it’s neither. Read up on your Holmes. There are props from the novels on the set and prizes if you can spot them. A fun idea — like this show.

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DAMON Calderwood as Sherlock Holmes and Gordon Roberts as Dr. Watson shine in the comic musical Holmes and Watson Save the Empire at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre.

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CALENDAR From page 24 Cap Classics — Student Showcase: Top prize winners of the Music Diploma Performance Scholarship Competitions will perform Friday, March 15 at 11:45 a.m. Free. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Box office: 604-984-4484. Country Gold: Impressions of Kenny Rogers, Dolly Parton, Johnny Cash, Reba and Willie Nelson Saturday, March 16 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $42.45. Deep Cove Coffee House: Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: or 604929-4019. Cool Tunes: Pearl, the duo of Kathy Francis and Andrea Smith will perform Friday, March 15 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and warmup acts start at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 which includes coffee and goodies. 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 See more page 34

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CALENDAR From page 33 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, 604929-1592. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-981-6335. An Evening of Contrasts: The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir will team up with UBC Opera for a performance Friday, March 8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $25/$22. Early Music Vancouver — J.S. Bach’s Goldberg Variations: Harpsichordist Mahan Esfahani will perform Sunday, March 10 at 3 p.m. Join Early Music Vancouver’s associate artistic director Mathew White for a pre-show discussion at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Intermediate Orchestra Spring Concert: The Vancou-

ver Youth Symphony Orchestra will perform Sunday, March 10 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Tickets: Early Music Vancouver — Liederkreis: A recital with baritone Joshua Hopkins and pianist Michael Jarvis Sunday, March 24 at 3 p.m. There will be a pre-show discussion with Early Music Vancouver’s associate artistic director Mathew White at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $35/$32. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Admission by suggested donation of $10. The third

Friday of each month, youth are invited for dinner and the show for $15 with tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre. org or 604-990-3474. Cap Jazz at PHT: Students from the Jazz Studies Program at Capilano University will perform with special guests from the faculty Wednesday, March 20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $15. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604925-7292 or Pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov will return for a concert Thursday, March 14 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. The Borealis String Quartet

will perform Thursday, March 21 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Not Four Pianos: Violinist Keith Lawrence and guests will perform a concert highlighting piano quartets Thursday, March 28 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Monica’s Church: 6404 Wellington Ave., West Vancouver. Info: saintmonica@ 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. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio:

333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Impro: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Saturday of every month at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. Cap Theatre Series — The Boy Friend: A musical tale about young ladies at finishing school awaiting the arrival of their all important boyfriends March 28-30 and April 3-6 at 8 p.m. with matinees March 31 See more page 39


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


AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant


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

BISTRO Blue Eyed Marys


Blue Eyed Marys has come ashore! After 13 years of you coming to us on Bowen Island,we’ve come to you at 1735 Marine Drive,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

Cindy’s Café



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 for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880. 1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880

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

The Salmon House

The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar


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

Neighbourhood Noodles House


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

Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle


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

The Observatory


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


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: or call 604-926-3212

FRENCH Chez Michel





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


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


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

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

PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub


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 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull


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



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

SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips


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

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



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 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038

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MUSIC Book review

Epic Columbia Records story goes back to roots

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NICK Cave and the Bad Seeds will play tracks from their new album Push the Sky Away at the Vogue Theatre on April 6. Tickets to the highly-anticipated show sold out in an hour.

Bad Seeds push their sound

■ Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds — Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Ltd.) Rating: 10 (out of 10) A kinder, gentler Nick Cave? Hardly. Don’t be fooled by the lack of bluster in this edition of the Bad Seeds catalogue. Every song is a tightly-wound, finelyhoned gem created by a master noir stylist. Nothing seems out of place in Push the Sky Away with Cave the storyteller leading a veteran ensemble, familiar with the twists and turns of his baroque mind, through nine surreal bluesy lullabyes. At times the musicians are barely playing above a whisper while Cave sings his lines over the ambient rumble in hushed tones. From this aural document

credentials, rejoins the Bad Seeds and apparently will be with them on tour including an April 6 date in Vancouver at the Vogue Theatre. — John Goodman

NEW CD RELEASES it’s difficult to trace the Bad Seeds’ origins back to the noise rock of Cave’s former band The Birthday Party but it’s all of a piece. The music has gone through many transformations to get to this point — punk, postpunk, garage rock — with

musicians dropping in and out of the picture. This time around Mick Harvey, a founding member of the band three decades ago, is absent, while Barry Adamson, another founding member with immaculate Manchester punk

■ David Bowie — The Next Day (Columbia/Iso Records) Rating: 8 (out of 10) Great Bowieisms throughout The Next Day, David Bowie’s first album of new material in a decade. He made the record in New York over the past couple of years with longtime producer Tony Visconti and a group of musicians who he’s worked with in the past (including Gail Ann Dorsey and Earl Slick). The 14 original tracks (plus See CD page 45

■ 360 Sound, The Columbia Records Story by Sean Wilentz, Chronicle Books, 336 pages, $50. From a group of investors who founded the American Graphophone Company in 1887 grew Columbia Records, which stands today as the world’s oldest recording label. With access to the company archives, author Sean Wilentz has dug through mountains of material to share the vibrant history of not just a record company but an industry that helped shape our culture. Starting at the beginning with a look at the early graphophone players and the musicians who appeared on those very first recordings, Wilentz moves through the decades chronicling the Jazz Age, the Depression, the War Years, the Golden Years of MidCentury, Musical Revolutions, Energy and Excess, Prestige & Pop, then finishing with Turbulence and Opportunity in the Digital Age. Incredible historical photographs show the musical acts that made Columbia the biggest company of the time. Frank Sinatra, Tony Bennett, Leonard Bernstein, Miles Davis and many more performers are presented in the collection of artists from the fifties who rose to the top of the charts after being signed by Columbia. Bob Dylan, Johnny Cash and Janis Joplin, fill the pages reserved for the stars of the sixties, followed by the changing of the guard in the seventies as new acts like Bruce Springsteen, Elvis Costello staked their claim on the future.

Throughout the years the bands that made it and also the noted exceptions are discussed. While they did well with the jazz greats, Columbia missed out on the success of the harder edged punk scene and likewise the enormously popular disco era. As Columbia marked its 125 anniversary in 2012 there is no doubting its place in musical history. Wilentz has produced a fascinating look at the ups and downs of a company and those artists that made it a success. — Terry Peters




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Mackinnon keeps Gaelic traditions alive From page 13

photo Julie Broadfoot

MAEVE Mackinnon tackles humanitarian issues in her original material.

only met her socially before. I can’t wait to share the stage with her and Wendy MacIsaac, obviously, who is such a great player as well,” she says. Growing up in Glasgow, Mackinnon recalls singing around the house from a young age and getting her first crack at performing at local ceilidhs on the Isle of Jura during family vacations. “I think it was pretty much in my blood because my dad’s family was from the Isle of Skye so there was a Gaelic connection in the family,” she says of her long-held interest in traditional music. Mackinnon was also a big fan of the Scottish folk band Capercaillie. “I remember being really captivated by their music and the beauty of the songs and

the different rhythms. I just thought it was amazing. I just fell completely in love with Gaelic songs so it was just one of these things I think that just grabbed me and took me places, just purely by accident,” she says. Realizing her passion for music, Mackinnon decided to enroll at the Royal Scottish Academy of Music and Drama and majored in Gaelic song. “It was through really in doing that course that things started to take off,” she says. Mackinnon released her first album, Don’t Sing Lovesongs in 2007, and its follow, Once Upon An Olive Branch, last fall. “That was an album that was quite a long time in the making,” she says. “It was about five years after my first album came out but I think it takes you time to try and figure out what sort of album you want to make and what you want to say. I’ve come away from that with a lot more focus and confidence.” The record features her original song “The Olive Branch” and turns an eye on the Middle East and issues faced by the people of Palestine. “‘The Olive Branch’ is something that I felt compelled to write. . . . When you’re making music and you’re in a position of getting radio play and things like that, you’re in a very privileged position and I felt like it’s important to use that privilege to get the message out there,” she says. Rather than focus on personal topics like love in her writing, Mackinnon typically addresses humanitarian issues. She credits her avid socialist parents who took a stand in the Campaign for Nuclear Disarmament and the antiapartheid movement among others with instilling a sense of social responsibility in her. An example of another

of Mackinnon’s sociallyconscious works is “The Exile,” a 20-minute trilingual composition for BBC Scotland that she wrote in 2011. “It was about the slave trade and cultural displacement and the idea of people learning to work together,” she says. Mackinnon is currently writing a full-length musical loosely based on “The Exile” for the National Theatre of Scotland with an anticipated premiere in 2014. “I’m actually going out to the (United) States straight after my (Canadian) tour to do research for that project,” she says. “I’ve been very lucky to be asked to do some great things so it’s been a great adventure,” she adds, referring to her career thus far. When Mackinnon isn’t touring, she devotes time to preserving her Scottish heritage by teaching Gaelic songs to children through Gaelic arts organization Fèisean nan Gàidheal, which she’s been involved with for more than 10 years. “I think that’s where I feel my responsibility for the culture and the language, I can come to terms with it through my teaching,” she says. While she works hard to pass on the Gaelic traditions to the next generation, in her own music she’s more free, drawing from a variety of genres for her contemporary sound. “I’m a big fan of so many different genres of music and I suppose it all just merges. For me, I don’t like to put labels on different styles,” she says. Mackinnon’s interest in sonic exploration has paved the way for her new band, Nasc. “We’ve done quite a lot of gigs in Ireland so far and the band’s only really been going for about six months and it’s just a great bunch of folks,”

she says. Three members are from Ireland — Gaelic singer Gráinne Holland, fiddle player Donal O’Connor and composer and cellist Neil Martin — and Mackinnon and fellow Scot, Ross Martin, a guitarist who’s coming with her to Canada, round out the group. In addition to her performance Thursday night, Mackinnon is also scheduled to present three workshops at the CelticFest Vancouver Tom Lee Music city stage on Saturday, March 16. At noon, she and Ross Martin will lead a session focused on Gaelic work songs (“Orain Luaidh”). The session will focus on the origins and form of the most prevalent form of Gaelic work song, commonly known as “Waulking” of the tweed fabric. At 1 p.m., she and Brian McAlpine (piano/accordion), the second musician accompanying her to Canada, will present a session focused on Gaelic dance music (“Puirta-beul”). They’ll explore the percussive style of singing known as “mouth music,” which was danced to following the ban of musical instruments after the Jacobite rebellion in 1745, she says. At 2 p.m., Mackinnon and both members of her trio, Martin and McAlpine, will present a session on the contemporary Scottish folk band music scene. CelticFest Vancouver offers more than 70 free and ticketed concerts and events over the course of its run, March 9-17, ranging from musical performances to comedy shows and family entertainment as well as the ever-popular ninth annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade, being held Sunday, March 17 at 11 a.m. in downtown Vancouver. For more information on this year’s festival, visit

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WENDY MacIsaac and Mary Jane Lamond perform on a double-bill with Mackinnon at the Vogue Theatre March 14 as part of this year’s CelticFest Vancouver.

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West Van teen featured on Disney tour

Collingwood student Desirae Bock performing on spring U.S. dates Tom Zillich Contributing Writer

DESIRAE Bock of West Vancouver is about to go on a Disney adventure like no other.

The budding young pop singer, 11, will be a featured performer on the Bella Thorne & Friends Concert Jam, a spring tour of America that includes two show dates in Mexico City. The Disney-backed tour will have Desirae, a Grade 6 student at Collingwood School, jetting to 19 cities for weekend concert dates, starting in April. “She’ll be performing next to some of the biggest Disney stars out there, so it’s all pretty exciting,” says Oliver Bock, Desirae’s father. Last Sunday, Desirae was in the spotlight for a long day of shooting a video for her debut song, “Crushin’,” at The Zone Bowling Centre in Richmond and, later, a studio in Vancouver. In all, cast and crew worked from 3 a.m. until around 11 p.m. that day. The video is produced by Adam H. Hurstfield, who is also guiding the music careers of Elise Estrada and the band Hey Bombshell. “We’re really excited about Desirae, and she’s taking all of this in stride,” said Hurstfield, president of XOXO Entertainment Corp. in Vancouver. “There aren’t a lot of preteen Canadian pop stars, so there is huge opportunity here for Desirae.” The puppy-love “Crushin’” video, which features a boysversus-girls bowling game and some dancing in the lanes, will be ready for broadcast on TV in the next three weeks, Hurstfield says. “Something like this will be huge on Juicebox,” the new music video TV channel for kids, he adds. See New page 44

photo Tom Zillich

WEST Vancouver’s Desirae Bock, 11, on set of music video shoot for her debut song “Crushin” at The Zone bowling alley in Richmond on Sunday, with Calgary-based rapper/singer Celeb (left) and music producer Adam Hurstfield, president of XOXO Entertainment in Vancouver.

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Joe Ink celebrates 25th anniversary

Retrospective revisits work of Joe Laughlin ■ Joe Ink Retrospective: 25 Years, March 6-9, 8 p.m. at the Scotiabank Dance Centre in Vancouver. Tickets: $35/$28. Part of the Vancouver International Dance Festival, March 2-23. For tickets and information, visit or call the box office at 604-662-4966.

Christine Lyon

TO get into character for her most recent dance role, Karissa Barry spent a lot of time watching men.

She studied the way men stroke their beards, mimicked the way they cross their legs and shift their body weight, and paid special attention to the way they gesture, not with flared fingers, but with a loose fist. Barry, an occasional instructor at North Vancouver’s Vanleena Dance Academy, has taken on a masculine role in the latest Joe Ink production, which runs March 6-9 as part of the photos Michael Slobodian Vancouver International Dance Festival. KARISSA Barry performs in a condensed version of Joe Laughlin’s most recent work Dusk (2011). For more information on this Joe Ink Retrospective: 25 year’s Vancouver International Dance Festival visit Use Layar app to view video and website. Years celebrates artistic director attack. Joe Laughlin’s 25th anniversary as a choreographer, reprising Reflecting on a quarter century of dance has allowed Laughlin “I wouldn’t classify my role in this piece as a character, but three of his favourite contemporary works. to watch his work evolve over the years. more as a vessel to interpret loss or feelings associated with death,” The first piece revisits Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack (1997), “As you age, you shift a little bit in the way you work. I don’t Barry says. inspired by French writer Jean Genet and an old black-and-white process through my body the way I used to. I think I’m a better Barry started dancing at age seven. After building a strong photograph of Laughlin’s father and three uncles. Barry and three director in terms of articulating what I want with words and not other female dancers explore themes of masculinity and belonging foundation in ballet, she expanded her training to include other necessarily with my body and showing it,” he says. “I think my eye styles of dance. Though she has known Laughlin for many years, in the high-energy performance. is keener than ever and I’ve really sharpened my directing skill.” this retrospective marks the first time she has worked with him. “It’s quite athletic which, in combination with having to Laughlin is a former gymnast who started dancing to “He has a great sense of humour, he’s funny, he’s easy to talk maintain a character of another gender, is quite challenging,” says rehabilitate his injured ankle after a tumble gone awry. to and he really allows for us to bring our own interpretations of Barry, 31. “Initially I just loved the rigour of (dance) and the physical his work to the table,” she says. The second segment of the retrospective revisits Left (2003), demand and the incremental training. I could relate to that from Laughlin has been asked several times if this retrospective an intimate pas de deux (two-person dance) for man and a teacup. gym,” he says. marks the end of his creative career, but the 51-year-old assures Danced by Kevin Tookey, the work is a portrait of a man coming Much of his choreography incorporates athletic elements there is much more dance-making in his future. to terms with his life. inspired by his gymnastics background. “It’s not a retirement, I mean, I really feel like looking back Barry reappears after the intermission in a condensed version “I do love the emotional and spiritual possibilities I think that has prepared me for the next phase of my creative life and has of Laughlin’s most recent work Dusk (2011). He choreographed dance as an art form offers and I don’t think athletics really has re-inspired me with dancing,” he says. “I have a whole bunch of the piece — a series of movement poems — following the passing plans and projects that I’m going to get into after we finish.” of a close friend and his own near-death experience from a heart See Joe Ink page 40

HEATHER Dotto, Tara Dyberg, Karissa Barry and Katherine Cowie in Harold, Billy, Stan and Jack (1997) set to film noir music by Ennio Morricone.

TARA Dyberg and Kevin Tookey are performing at the Scotiabank Dance Centre as part of Joe Ink’s 25th anniversary retrospective.

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CALENDAR From page 34 and April 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $22/$15/$10. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: 604-929-9456 or 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. Tickets: or 604-981-6335. 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. North Shore Neighbourhood House: 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Evil Versus Good and Des ex Machina: NSNH drama students will perform a collection of plays, sketch comedy, monologues and songs Friday, March 15 at 6:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-990-3474. 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. DANCE Capilano Mall: 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Dance for Good: The Bollywood Shiamak dance team will perform Saturday, March 23 at noon. Audience participation is encouraged. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Box office: 604-984-4484. The Secret Garden and Other Works: Ballet Victoria will bring this story to life Thursday, March 28 at 7:30 p.m. The performance will open with a selection of new works. Tickets: $33.50/$28.50/ $23/$17.50. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-2326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. The Biltmore Cabaret: 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver. Video and CD Release: Catlow will release Pinkly Things and Library and Adrienne Pierce will perform Saturday, March 30, 8-11 p.m. See more page 40


1451 Marine Drive, North Vancouver 604-904-7811

Playing with clay

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

SIX-YEAR-OLDS Nika Quezada and Oliver Kraatz carefully shape clay slabs into creatures of the sea at Gleneagles Community Centre during a Clay Play art class led by instructor/artist Paula Littledale. West Vancouver’s complete 2013 Spring and Summer Leisure Guide is now available. Visit Residents/Level3.aspx?id=18338&utm_source=redirect&utm_campaign=leisureguide for more info.


3662 Mt. Seymour Pkwy, North Vancouver 604-924-3221

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From page 39 Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-558-0928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Tickets: capilanou. ca/nscucentre or at the door. 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: 604-986-6556. 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: 778782-8000 or Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80s, 90s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 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. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. 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 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or 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 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 handson exercises that challenge the audience to look at things differently Tuesday, March 12, 7-8:45 p.m. Capilano University Bosa Centre: 2055 See more page 41

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Sunday session

VIOLIN soloist Nancy DiNovo will perform with the West Coast Symphony conducted by Yariv Aloni at West Vancouver United Church (2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver) on Sunday, March 17 at 2 p.m. The concert will include Elgar’s Violin Concerto in B minor and Felix Mendelssohn’s Symphony No. 3 in A minor. For more information visit

Help hatch good things for Easter Seals kids!


Joe Ink founded in 1995

From page 38

Adult & Children Available to Deliver Wednesdays, Fridays & Sundays Apply online: Call 604.986.1337 or Email us for more info:

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that range,” he says. Laughlin founded Joe Ink in 1995, created 11 productions for the company and has some 50 other works to his credit. Though his focus is contemporary dance, Laughlin has also dabbled in ballet, opera, theatre and television. It wasn’t easy to narrow his life’s work down to just three “greatest hits,” but Laughlin says the final production is reflective of his diverse choreographic career. “I think that these three works from different times reflect a lot of my interests and ways of working,” he says. “They kind of run the gamut from being funny and quirky and theatrical to darker, moodier more emotional work.”

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CALENDAR From page 40 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou. ca/nscucentre. EarthWorks — 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: or 604-984-4484. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7290 or 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: or 604-981-6335. Movies at the Meek — First Position: A documentary that follows six dancers as they prepare for the chance to enter the world of professional ballet Tuesday, April 30 at 7:30 p.m. 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 SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Mark Battersby Wednesday, March 13 at 7 p.m. Topic: Irrationality and cognitive traps. Info: 778-782-8000 or North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-998-3474 or 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. The Deep will play Wednesday, April 10 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: events/north-shore-international-film-series or 604-988-6844. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: or 604-990-3474. An Evening of Wonders: Vitaly, a world class illusionist will present a magic show Saturday, March 23 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $22. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. See more page 45

Raven Spirit Dance founder honoured

RAVEN Spirit Dance founder and artistic director Michelle Olson is the recipient of the inaugural 2013 Vancouver International Dance Festival Choreographic Award. The company is performing Northern Journey at The Roundhouse March 22 and 23 as part of this year’s VIDF. Olson, with collaborators Kimberly Tuson and Jeanette Kotowich, will give a lecture/demonstration at Presentation House Theatre Saturday, April 20 at 2 p.m. For more information on the company visit

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Baja cruise explores coastline in style

Safari Endeavour the right ship for the Sea of Cortez David Wishart Contributing Writer

THE name Baja California has an exotic ring to it, and the peninsula stands out on a map, but in fact it is just a long finger of under-populated, mostly scrubby land stretching from San Diego down to Cabo San Lucas, where a recent rush of expensive hotels has transformed the party town invented by Canadians on the cheap. It was here not so long ago that I met a French chef ready to quit a posh hotel because the new crowd in town, wealthy Americans, only wanted sandwiches and their idea of Mexican food. As he said, there must be better places. There are, mon ami, there are. Like a boat on the Sea of Cortez, just around the corner. In the meantime Cabo has a shiny new airport terminal, although the best part of it is a makeshift bar outside, where photos Un-Cruise Adventures we have cold beers and hot dogs before the bus transfer UN-CRUISE Adventures offers hands-on small boat explorations including a Sea of Cortez itinerary aboard the Safari Endeavour. to La Paz and the Safari Endeavour of Un-Cruise, our Safari Endeavour, one of the former Cruise West fleet and the home for the next week. As all drinks and wines are included, Jenn the bartender was right ship for the job. The new Seattle-based company has Sadly there was no time to explore La Paz, which captivated maybe the hardest working of the women who ran the ship modified the vessel to carry 86 passengers in great comfort, a John Steinbeck 90 years ago when he recalled its glory days as — the captain, chief mate, hotel manager and head steward. good concept in that there is a market for outdoors people who the best place in the world to find black pearls. He wrote that Only male top dog on board was the chef, who got my approval want to live well. the “robes of the Spanish kings and the stoles of the bishops of for producing a good Thai curry on request. I’d recommend the upper deck cabins, not the most Rome were stiff with pearls from La Paz.” So we had all the ingredients for the perfect cruise, other than expensive, as doors open on to the outside teak passageway These days the descendants of the pearl divers work in the the weather. As luck would have it, El Norte was blowing hard, which means that at the slap of a whale’s tail you can be outside tourism industry, the new jewel of the Sea of Cortez, which but when we awoke on the first morning it was in a sheltered with your camera in an instant. started just after the war when surplus DC-3s flew sports cove. As in any decent ship, it has a deck going all the way around, fishermen to remote resorts. It was a west coast alternative to Nevertheless many passengers got into wetsuits, and came and this is it. A few steps either way and you can be fore or aft, Hemingway’s Cuba and it attracted romantics and writers like back smiling, while a man in an NRA cap watched the low-flying on the other side, and when the mood takes you, into a hot tub Steinbeck, although he was more interested in marine biology pelicans with a practised eye. I knew what was on his mind, but at the stern, perhaps sipping one of Jenn’s bracing drinks, such as than catching fish. hot chocolate with tequila. And so were we, for that was the focus of this week on the See Zodiacs page 44

THE 86-guest yacht-style Safari Endeavour leisurely cruises through Mexico’s Sea of Cortez in great comfort.

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Zodiacs perfect for excursions From page 42

my thoughts were no more upright. A rod, a rod, my kingdom for a rod . . . Next day we got ashore for a walk among cardons, the giant cactus unique to the Baja, and poked among the shells littering the beaches for big, blue-tinted oyster shells. Others took to kayaks, launched and retrieved effortlessly with the help of a nifty stern-mounted cradle. Conditions were less than ideal, but nobody complained. This bunch was used to being outside, they were dressed for it, and Jenn was always waiting. I read a lot, of Steinbeck’s adventures here, of a young family which replicated Steinbeck’s journey on a small boat, and of earlier travelers from Hernan Cortez onwards. Cortez was here in the early 16th century but it was not until 1697 that the Spaniards got their first foothold on the Baja with a mission at Loreto. English pirates also lurked in the coves waiting for the galleons carrying riches from Manila to Acapulco. Our boats were nimble, rubber Zodiacs, perfect for wet or dry landings and also catering to passengers who enjoyed mini-cruises with their cameras. A popular excursion was also offered to the other side of the Baja, at Magdalena Bay, where an exhilarating day was spent communing with mother and baby whales. We visited the still functioning mission at Loreto, lunched well on local lobster, and had a stroll on the handsome Malecon, at one point passing a car with Alberta plates scuttling into a side street. Indeed Loreto is worth more time, as is La Paz, starting with the Perla hotel, an old timer still looking good on the Malecon there, and a wonderful place to watch the sunset. If you do this trip, it’s an idea to fly into La Paz and linger for a few days. Our tally for the week: 43 marine specimens including gray and humpback whales, and 56 birds such as pelicans, boobies, frigates and ospreys. If you go: For more information on the Baja cruise itinerary visit, 888-862-8881.

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were in contemplation of consumption and waste,” he says. “One day I’m doing, doing photography. I see a shopping cart and I don’t see the remnants of a life and a homeless person, I see somebody scavenging items to repurpose.” Prior to the carts, Howell captured portraits of pro wrestlers. “The wonder of being able to escape your daily life and become a bona fide superstar for 27 fans on a Friday night in Surrey,” he says “The beauty of that is amazing.” The study of the alter ego of the pro wrestler bled into his study of fame seen through the hopeful eyes of celebrity impersonators. Howell still takes regular assignments for Canadian publications, but working on photographs as art has enabled him to express a singular point of view, which is often not possible as a photojournalist. “I think that I have more of my own voice now doing my artwork,” he says. “The irony is that my work now gets published in more publications than it did when I was doing stories for print. . . . I would do a story and I would sell it once to a magazine and then it would end. The art seems to endure, and the big ideas behind the art seem to endure.”

New Desirae track includes rap by Celeb From page 37 The Bocks first met Hurstfield after buying studio time for Desirae at a charity event. “She went in the studio, recorded the song and that’s when Adam realized she has what it takes, the voice and everything,” says Shirin Bock, Desirae’s mom. “That’s where this whole thing started.” From a young age, Desirae could often be heard singing songs — by Hannah Montana, Selena Gomez, Lady Gaga and the like — in the Bock home, both in West Vancouver and

in Toronto, from which the family moved. “She was just bouncing off the walls about the opportunity to do this video,” says Oliver Bock. “It’s definitely a dream come true for her, and she’s looking forward to seeing where this takes her. For us, it’s more about getting involved with what she loves doing and, as any parent would, giving your child the opportunity to potentially live their dream.” The song and video for “Crushin’” features a rap by Celeb, a Calgary-based artist whose “Second Chances” song can be heard on The Beat and Sonic radio stations.

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From page 41 Info: 604-925-7292 or 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: 604-9257407 or Music Appreciation Talks: Jazz specialist Neil Ritchie will discuss the music and life of George Gershwin Tuesday, March 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 Author Reading: Robert Janning will read from his recently self-published first book Westcoast Reign: The British Columbia Soccer Championships, 1892-1905 Wednesday, March 27, 7:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews. com.

CD captures Hendrix changing his sound

From page 35

three on bonus CDs) play with the idea of Bowie as an icon revisiting different stages in his artistic development (Ziggy Stardust, Thin White Duke, Berlin) in new contexts. Most of the material is on the mark especially considering this is someone who was

supposedly in retirement. — John Goodman ■ Jimi Hendrix — People, Hell and Angels (Sony Legacy) Rating: 6 (out of 10) Latest release in the exhaustive Hendrix catalogue features material recorded after his first three classic trio albums — Are You Experienced?

(1967), Axis: Bold as Love (1968) and Electric Ladyland (1968) — and before Band of Gypsies were an entity. These tracks are the first forays into what he wanted to do with Buddy Miles in Gypsies. The liner notes essay by John McDermott documenting this period are outstanding. — John Goodman

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July 12, 1916 - March 2, 2013 A long time resident of North Vancouver. Valera passed away after living an active and fulfulling life. She is predeceased by her husband, Robert W. Spence and daughter, Sharon. She is survived by son Robert J. (Allegra), daughters Linda (Peter) and Nancy, 5 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren. Memorial will be held on Saturday, March 9 at 2pm at the Kingdom Hall of Jehovah’s Witnesses at 1335 3rd Street, West Vancouver (Near Capilano View Cemetery). Obituaries

HARPER, Arthur Morrell. Q.C. February 17, 1914 – March 1, 2013

“To live in the hearts we leave behind is not to die”. Passed away after a brief hospital stay shortly after his 99th birthday, celebrated with his favourite chocolate cake! He was predeceased by his parents Judge Andrew M. Harper and mother Ellen, older sisters Andree (Snetsinger) and Josephine (Knight) and his wife of over 70 loving years Darrel (Gomery d. 2011). He will always be remembered by his daughter and son-in-law Shannon and Jim McJannet, his son and daughter-in-law Andy & Kathleen Harper, as well as his seven grandchildren: Lorrie Menzel, Matthew Harper, Kevin McJannet, Kirsten Rivett, Jamie McJannet, Christie McJannet, and Melissa Mathieu. Arthur is also survived by 11 great-grandchildren and niece Lynn Bell. Arthur was born and schooled in Vancouver, graduating from the University of British Columbia with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1934. There being no university-based Law school in British Columbia at that time he attended the Vancouver Law School and articled to G.E. Housser of Walsh Bull and Co. Called to The Bar in 1937, he practiced law in Vancouver prior to enlisting in the R.C.N.V.R. from 1942 to 1945 serving on the destroyer H.M.C.S. Ottawa and commanding the ML 111. In that duty he was commended in the London and Canadian Gazette, “For outstanding zeal, efficiency and devotion to duty while with His Majesty’s Canadian Coastal Forces. This Officer at all times displayed high qualities of leadership and example, thereby adding greatly to the efficiency and well being of the entire Motor Launch Flotilla.” This accurately described what was to be his approach to the practice of law and life. In 1946 he became a partner with C.W. Tysoe ultimately growing the successful and respected firm still affectionately referred to today as Harper Grey Easton. In recognition of his qualities as a barrister and solicitor he was appointed a Queen’s Counsel in 1960. While he held the position of Treasurer of The Law Society of British Columbia in 1968, he also served as a Bencher on that governing body for many years before and after. Arthur was instrumental in the creation of the Law Foundation of British Columbia which was the first in North America and has been copied by all provinces and states of the USA. The Law Foundation continues to provide significant funding for programs having the objective of improving access to justice. He served as the first Chairman from 1969 to 1975. After the war Arthur and Darrel lived in Vancouver and in 1954 moved to West Vancouver becoming founding members of the Capilano Winter Club where they enjoyed curling, and golf at the Capilano Golf & Country Club. They traveled extensively abroad, returning over 20 times to their favourite spots in England and Portugal, as well as trips to New Zealand, Australia, China and Hawaii. Following retirement, winters were spent in Fallbrook, Calif. and summers cruising the B.C. coast. A new adventure began in the early ‘90s when they moved to the golfing community of Arbutus Ridge on Vancouver Island. In 2002 they returned to West Vancouver, establishing residence in Hollyburn House. At Hollyburn he had the opportunity to exercise his bridge skills, as well as pursuing his favourite pastime, TV sports! Arthur was the consummate professional and a gentleman in every sense of the word. His wonderful sense of humour entertained both family and friends. He was loved by all his extended family as much as he loved them. He is missed terribly by his family but is now at peace and back with Darrel. In accordance with Arthur’s wishes there will be no funeral service and his final resting place will be at his beloved Gambier Island, a family tradition. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Arthur’s name would be appreciated. Sincere thanks to the caring staff at Hollyburn House who provided a comfortable “home” during the last 10 years in residence.





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COLLIER, Linda Muriel (nee Wray)

Passed away peacefully at North Shore Hospice on March 3, 2013 after a ten year battle with early onset Alzheimer’s. At 69 years, she is survived by loving husband Allan, brother John, sons Drew (Allison), David (Evelyn), daughter Lisa (Dean) and grandchildren Sydney, Nick and Noel. While we will miss her greatly, we take solace knowing she is finally free from such a consuming disease. Linda will be remembered for her love of gardening, traveling, and animals. She was an avid volunteer, and enjoyed successful careers in both teaching special needs and real estate. She spent much of her time between Palm Desert, Pender Harbour and at home in West Vancouver. The family is grateful that Linda was cared for at home where she was most comfortable. Thank you to Renelyn Loza for her compassion and to the caring staff at North Shore Hospice during Linda’s short stay. A celebration of life will be held at First Memorial (604.980.3451), Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, on Friday, March 15, at 2 pm. Memorial donations can be made to the UBC Alzheimer’s Research Fund donate.

HAUGEN, Rosemarie (nee Rysstad) June 5, 1928 - Jan. 25, 2013

It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Rosemarie Haugen (nee Rysstad). A very loving, caring and pivotal figure in our family, Mom will be sorely missed by her daughter Barbara (Brad), son Robert (Susan), grandson Brayden who was the light of her life, brother Joe, sisters Betty and Barbara and their families in South Africa and many relatives throughout B.C. Rosemarie was predeceased by her first husband Torgeir and daughter Jennifer in 1974 . Also, her husband of 33 years, Thorbjorn, on December 3rd, 2012. A Celebration of Life will be a private gathering.

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HAUGEN, Thorbjorn Sigfred

July 6th, 1940 - Dec. 3rd, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Thorbjorn Haugen at the age of 72. 'Thor' was born and raised in Bergen, Norway, before moving to North America in his mid thirties. He was predeceased by his Mother Edeth, and Father Ivar. A devoted husband and caregiver, Thor was greatly missed by his wife of 33 years, Rosemarie Haugen (nee Rysstad), step daughter Barbara (Brad), step son Robert (Susan) and grandson Brayden. Also survived by his sister Elin and neice Wibeca in Norway. A Celebration of Life will be a private gathering.

SMITH - Judi Siu Yen April 6, 1960 - Feb. 26, 2013

After a brief but courageous battle with cancer, Judi passed away peacefully, surrounded by family and friends on February 26, 2013 at 6:34pm. Judi was a loving mother, daughter, and friend. She will be greatly missed by her daughter, sister, and two brothers. She was a total giver, never a taker, always wanting to make everyone else happy, and she did. She was a strong, brave soul and will be remembered by all, for her caring heart and passion for cooking. In lieu of flowers, Judi requested donations be made to A celebration of life will be held on March 17, 2013. Please email for details.

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Come find your treasure! KRAVAC, Edward (Ted) Phillip Aug 02, 1933 - Mar 02, 2013 Ted passed peacefully at North Shore Hospice after a prolonged battle with Lewy Body Dementia /Parkinson’s and Leukemia. Throughout his brave fight he never lost his sense of humour or will to live. He is survived by his wife Grace of 53 years, sons Steven, Michael and Brian (Christine), grandchildren Caden, Sarah and Ben and his nieces and nephews. He is also survived by his sister Pat and cousin Diane (David) in New Zealand, and predeceased by his brothers Bill (RCAF 1942), and five days earlier by Nick (Gloria) as well as his sister Tilley. Ted treasured his family and lived life with vigor. He loved to travel and had a gift of befriending new acquaintances immediately. Ted’s career was spent in the automotive trade culminating in the ownership of his own business, Humphrey Automotive in Burnaby. Special thanks to Dr. Jennifer Walker and the entire staff of North Shore Hospice for their care and support. Donations to the North Shore Hospice or the charity of your choice in Ted’s name would be appreciated in lieu of flowers. A celebration of Ted’s life will be held at 2:00 pm. on Sunday, March 10, at the Vancouver Golf Club, 771 Austin Avenue, Coquitlam, B.C. All family and friends are encouraged to share any stories or memories they may have at this event.

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WILLIAMS, Geoffrey Mar 16, 1924 - Feb 21, 2013 Williams, Geoffrey born March 16, 1924 left us on February 21, 2013. Predeceased by his loving wife Audrey, his daughter Judith Anne and brothers Derek and Mike. Geoff will be lovingly remembered by his daughter Christine (Clyde), granddaughter Sophie, sisters Alena and Alma and brother Kevin. A memorial service to celebrate his life will be held on Wednesday, April 10, 2013 at 10am at the First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. Donations made in memory of Geoff to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC would be appreciated.


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For Sale Miscellaneous

Collectible Farsi manual typewriter $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $70, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies blk coat $50, 604-985-1968 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800

SPRING BREAK Annual Spring Skate & Surf Sale - Branded Clothing Up to 60% OFF. (Downstairs)1453 Lonsdale Fri Mar 8th noon - 8pm Sat/ Sun 9 - 5 Mar 9th & Mar 10th



LOST NEW Prescription Glasses in case, W Van Rec Cntre or behind Walmart in N Van, Skaga Brand, Indigo blue, 604-922-9654

DOG FOUND in Norgate area. We think he’s a miniature pinscher, and we’d really like to reunite you. Email:

Each season our retail stores have overstock goods. Look for Brand Name board shorts, shirts, t-shirts, hoodies, pants, swimwear, denim, skate shoes & MORE!! (Downstairs) 1453 Lonsdale Fri Mar 8 noon - 8pm Sat & Sun 9am - 5pm Mar 9th & Mar 10th SENIORS SPECIAL: Downsizing/ Moving/ Delivery and Storage service. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403

SEWING Machine Kenmore, Sears, 32 stitch, including desk, mannequin, many accessories & other sewing paraphernalia. $200. 604-985-3738 - Edward

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LIVING ROOM & Dining Room Furniture, $1,200 obo. Flexsteel 84" sofa/ chair & ottmn. Tub chair, coffee table, 2 end tbls & 2 lamps. Deilcraft 72" oak dining rm tbl, 96" w/ leaves, 8 chairs, buffet/hutch. Will sell separately. 604-943-1060.

HUTCH IKEA, like new, moving out of town, must sell, very good condition. $120.00 obo. Phone Abhi: 604-500-0331

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LA-Z-BOY SOFA-BED Queen, light beige, $250. Flexsteel sofa, $200. 2 upholstered chairs $50. White seat sweater chest $25. 604-922-9598 W.Van MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207 ROLL AWAY Cot & Mattress, like new $200, 604-929-5820


Wanted to Buy



Childcare Available

Female & Male Exp. Babysitters (19yrs) with current CPR Cert, avail days/eves in your home or ours. Edgmont Village area, Gladwin Place, N Van. 604-338-5419

FREE QUEEN size futon, good condition, must pickup, 604-929-3059 HONEY OAK 1956, 6 draw desk 5’ x 34', with 2 pullout shelves. Heavy, says solid reliable home business 604-926-0974, nr West Van Rec Centre.

FURNITURE, dbl Simmons Sofa Bed. mattress clean and very comfy, SOFA GOOD cond & loveseat, jvc colour tv good working order, standing clock about 5 ft tall electric, YOU PICK Up! 604-922-2799 ZENITH COLOUR TV, 26 inch works well. Call 604-980-0088





BUFFET, EXC cond, with 2 doors, solid wood. 1 bookshelf good cond 2 ft x 5 ft tall. Must See. You pick up 604-971-0219

Sports Equipment

2010 GEO E-Cycle, ok in bike lanes, DC motor, storage & safety pkg, 48 Volt recharge battery. Valued at $1,899, selling for $1,199 obo. 604-990-7703


P/T CMA or CGA, suitable for semi-retired. Experience in B.V. 32, Simply Accounting, Excel Spreadsheets, Gov’t Reporting, Payroll, 3 days/per wk, flex hours. Resume:


General Employment

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112


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


TRAVEL WORK OPPORTUNITIES - Plus Travel, Hotel jobs in England. Work Italy, Spain or England Summer Camps. Childcare positions in Unites States, China, New Zealand, Australia, Spain, and Holland plus more. Teach in South Korea. Accommodations & Salary provided. Various Benefits. Apply: 902-422-1455 Email:




LOVING 4 yr old long haired cat needs a new home with adults where he is the only pet. 604-531-1123

RESCUES FROM Overseas need homes. Offers or Fosters 778-297-4470

ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474

GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS CKC REG. 8 wks. $1500.00. 4 F, 3 M. Hips and elbows x-rays. Home raised, first shots, micro chip, wormed., 604-512-3310

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $499 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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Pet Services

HAVANESE x Poodle / Havanese Maltese Havanese Poodle: dark brown, chocolate brown, golden brown. Havanese Maltese: white w/ beige around ears, tail, etc. First shot, dewormed, hypoallergenic. Born Dec 18, 2012. Asking: $600.00. (604) 582-9911

EDUCATION Tutoring Services



CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262


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




Tutoring Services

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STND POODLE Pups, great fam pets, non-shed, hypo-allergenic, pics avail, $900, 250-819-4876



Home Support

LIVE-IN CAREGIVER Req’d Duties incl: housekeeping, meal prep, shopping, companionship. Approx. 30hrs/wk. 10am-4pm weekdays. Incl’s private furn. bedroom/bath, meals. Refs & criminal check, Call btwn 10am4pm weekdays. 604-924-9007


Office Personnel

PUBLIC ACCOUNTING firm seeks office assistant p/t leading to f/t. Fax resume 604-990-5445 or email


Retail Sales

ARDENE is looking for an ASSISTANT MANAGER at Capilano Mall.


Social Services

Capilano Suspension Bridge Park is hiring for the summer season!

We are looking for:

* Nature Guides * Park Rangers * Entertainers * Shuttle Coordinator * Café * Grill * Admissions * Facilities and Grounds * Retail * Servers You can apply online at or email your resume & cover letter (one document) to with the “Job Title” as the subject line. Deadline for applications is March 15th. For more information on any position, please see our website at:

LEASING REPRESENTATIVE AND ADMINISTRATOR Beverly Corners Marketplace 202 #3 2755 Beverly Street Duncan BC PRIMARYOBJECTIVE • Develop and maintain tenant/lease

prospecting and marketing systems. Current priority is leasing vacant shopping center space in the Duncan/Cowichan Valley market.


Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628

From advertising executive or Job Listings, zookeeper, banker to x-ray technician or find it in the Section. From A-Z Employmentyou'll

To advertise in Employment call 604-630-3300

• Prepare content for leasing and marketing ads, websites and brochures. • Canvas the market to identify and communicate with potential local and national tenants for existing and upcoming vacant space. • Negotiate and conclude lease agreements. SKILLS & QUALIFICATIONS

• Excellent communication, negotiation and selling skills and knowledgeable regarding commercial property leasing. This includes lease documentation. • Competent computer knowledge and skills as pertains to the work at hand. • Results oriented with experience and contacts in the retail shopping center and commercial leasing industries. • Outgoing, ambitious and energetic team player with excellent organizational skills including the ability to prioritize and multi-task This position reports to the General Manager and offers a very attractive combination of base salary, benefits and bonus for the right individual. Please forward resume and covering letter to: or Fax: 250 715 2020.

PURE BRED West Highland Terrier puppies, 4 males, vet check, dewormed, shots, avail March 12, $1000, 604-814-2153

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night

restriction apply






CASH PAID! TEAK FURN. + All 1940’s - 70’s VINTAGE Household items & antiques Derek 604-442-2099 Thanks!

TRUNDLE BED, metal frame. Converts to 2 singles, $200 obo, 604-922-4189 Walnut dining tbl, 4chrs $750, 2pc wall unit $350, mahognay desk $490, etc, 604-926-0333


Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN MAR 17 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5

West Van Estate & Moving Sale

Sat March 9th, 10-3 1165 13th St. (in the lane)

Everything goes from clothes & carpets to books & bird bath!!

West Van

Moving Out of Country Sale

Sat/Sun MAR 9 & 10, 10-3

2275 Haywood Ave

Every thing must go household items, furniture, small appls, books, toys, japanese items etc.


Garage Sale


MOVING SALE Sat/Sun Mar 9 & 10, 10-3 360 South Borough Drive

No Early Birds!

Garden tools, household items etc. etc

SPRING BREAK Annual Spring Skate & Surf Sale - Branded Clothing Up to 60% OFF. (Downstairs)1453 Lonsdale Fri Mar 8th noon-8pm Sat/ Sun 9-5 Mar 9th & Mar 10th

North Van

Garage Sale

Sat March 9th, 9-3 4174 Glenhaven Cres

Snowboard equip, sport/camp/ boating equip & gear, small furniture, household items. No Early Birds!


Garage Sale

Lynn Valley


Sat & Sun, Mar 9 & 10 11:00am-4:00pm 4358 Hoskins St. English dishes, fabric, kitchen, books, magazines, glassware and furniture. WEST VAN HUGE GARAGE MOVING SALE HUGE SALE 3360 Rd 3360 Westmound Westmount Rd Tonnes of new & used Tonnes of new & used excellent furniture and excellent furniture and goods. Heaps Heaps of of it it & & CHEAP CHEAP goods. at that! Linens, brand new at that! Linens, brand new sets of glasses, dining room sets of glasses, dining room sets, new beds & so much sets, beds & TEA so much more.newHOT & more. BARGAINS. We have BARGAINS. We have so so much stuff we have much stuff we have created created our super isles in isles our in super huge huge garage. store. garage. It’s It’s likelikea astore. Come make an offer Come make an offer as as everything must go!!! 2 DAY SALE - Sat & Sun (Mar 9 & 10) - 9am - 3pm. 5pm.

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Legal/Public Notices


RE: The Estate of Barbara Ann Patrick also known as Barbara A. Patrick, Barbara Patrick and Bobbi Patrick, deceased, formerly of 102-1721 St. George Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Barbara Ann Patrick also known as Barbara A. Patrick, Barbara Patrick and Bobbi Patrick are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executors, Royal Trust Corporation of Canada at 7th Floor, 1055 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V6E 4P3 Attention: Jacqueline Eddy, on or before April 19, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. NOTICE of Foreclosure is hereby given that on Sunday, March 10th, 2013 at 12:00 p.m. at 219 Mackay Rd. North Vancouver, B.C., V7P 3N6, the undersigned, Advanced Storage Centres will sell at Public Auction, by competitive bidding, the personal property heretofore stored with the undersigned. Name......................Unit # Veronica Miguel # 0832 Colin Reiffercheid # 0766


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


Condos/ Townhouses




Condos/ Townhouses


Langley/ Aldergrove

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Roderick Dale Iverson, also known as Roderick Iverson and Rick Iverson, formerly of 3115 Sunnyhurst Road, North Vancouver, BC V7K 2G4, Deceased, who died on May 3, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Administrator at Suite 1201 – 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, on or before April 2, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Solus Trust Company Limited, Administrator

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: ESTATE OF MOIRA LESA WINNIFRED HAYNES, ALSO KNOWN AS MOIRA LESA HAYNES, MOIRA L. HAYNES AND MOIRA HAYNES late of 2220 Lawson Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia V7V 2E4 (the “Estate”) NOTICE is given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate are required to send them to the administrator, The Canada Trust Company, at P.O. Box 11130, #3000 – 1055 West Georgia Street, Vancouver, BC, V6E 3R3, on or before April 12, 2013, after which date the Estate assets will be distributed having regard only to claims that have been received. ADMINISTRATOR: THE CANADA TRUST COMPANY SOLICITOR: Bull, Housser & Tupper LLP

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


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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


North Vancouver

Open House Sat/Sun Mar 9 & 10 12pm-2pm, 305-4390 Gallant Ave, North Van. Beautiful ocean view. Gorgeous Spacious home in the Centre of the Seaside Community of Deep Cove Village. Top flr home offers 2 Large BR’s, 2 bath, vaulted ceilings, $629K. Info: or Sharman Wieser, Prudential Sussex 604-767-1468





Body Work


The Art of Asian Bodycare 7days, 10am-8pm, 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van






Condos/ Townhouses


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



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


HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see id5550


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


Condos/ Townhouses


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


West Vancouver


Real Estate

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

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


For Sale by Owner


OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see id4272 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 ID: 76788 REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see id5595

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

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:


MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300



Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet


IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see id5543



Lots & Acreage


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

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


Condos/ Townhouses


West Vancouver

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





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


FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

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

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

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


Mobile Homes

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

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


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


Lots & Acreage

Out Of Town Property

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


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

Okanagan/ Interior

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


Langley/ Aldergrove

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


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Houses - Sale


Real Estate Investment

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


Recreation Property

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

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

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



North Vancouver


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


Houses - Sale



Houses - Sale

S. Surrey/ White Rock



IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see id5565

Condos/ Townhouses

Port Moody

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


TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553






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Houses - Sale


North Vancouver

David Brock


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

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

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

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


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms! 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

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 1 BR’S , From $930/mo, Available April 1 Gated prkg, south facing, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

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 + den, 1,000 sqft, top flr loft above comm bldg, busy location no prkg, util cbl incl. laundry, 662 West 2nd St. NV. $1100/m. 604-988-2961 btwn 9 am - 2 pm


Apartments & Condos


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. 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Apr 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452

2 BR, 1,000 sf, nr Cap U, well appointed, ns, $1,395, incl heat & prkg. Call Dirk. 604-612-9032

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

All Utilities Included


145 West Keith Road. 1 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Now & Apr 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.


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

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


Sunday, March 10th!

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

604-922-3546 935 Marine Drive QUIGG- essentially West Van luxurious Condo, 2BR + den, 2.5 bath, 1647sf, rarely avail unit in sought after famous Boulder complex, small dog ok, $3995/mo + util, Mar 15th, 604-671-6175

Duplexes - Rent

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 3 BR, E 2nd & St. Patricks,city views sxs, recent reno baths up/ down, l/rm up, fam rm dwn, wood flrs, f/p, garage, $2250 Apr.1st.

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

2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, Apr 1, np/ns, $1550, 604-986-1294

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


2 BR central Lonsdale, 850sf, suits quiet ns, np, $1350 incls ht/ hw, Mar 1st, 604-320-9238

DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778-227-5042

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 3 BR Apt, 3 BR w/den T/H, Avail April 1st. Call 604-988-3828


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


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


Houses - Rent

3BDRM/2.5BTH 6417 Douglas Street, West Vancouver, BC V7W 2G3. Approx 2,000 sq ft home on one side of duplex in Horseshoe Bay Village. Clean and bright. Large decks off living room and Master bedroom. Close to buses, ferry terminal, Gleneagles School. Refrigerator, stove, dishwasher, washer, dryer. Covered parking off back lane. No smoking. No Pets. $2,300 monthly. Ph: 604-921-8696 email:

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

HIGHLAND DR. 604-908-7368 3 BR, 2.5 bth, 1/2 acre lot, garage, pet ok, lease, $2500. WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, h/w flrs, $4600/m, 3 bdrm, walk to seawall, $3600/m, 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent

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


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449 FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257 SHARE 4 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail now, $450, 604-929-9667


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM bsmt, Delbrook, $1000 incl utils & cable, shr w/d, n/s, no pets, Avail Now, 604-710-9820

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR g/l updated, Lynn Valley ns np 785sf, new bright kitchen $850 incl hydro, wd 778-991-8792

1BR / 1BA. E 4th / St. Andrews Bright, 750 SF, gr level, W/D. Granite, tile, carpet, patio/yard, 1 prkg. Utils incl. Suits 1. Walk to seabus, 1 min to bustop on 3rd St. Easy to Cap. N/P. $1,050/mo. Call: (604) 818-0865.

1BDRM / 1BTH SUITE Dollarton/Deep Cove area. Avail. Apr 1. Bright, NS, NP. All incl. $900/mo. Email: 2 BR, 220 E. 21st St. no pets, ns $1,275+40%utils. Apr 1st. 604-983-2407 * 604-910-4197

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, Execs. 604-987-2691

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

2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitch, insuite wd, ns/np, $1380 incl utils, May 1, 604-787-6245


2 BR, nr Lynn Canyon, own entr, above grnd, cat ok, suits 2, ns, $1100 incl, May 1 604-985-3906

Houses - Rent

3 BR new t/house, 2400+ sf, nr Seabus & amen, Inlaw suite, roof deck w/ panoramic ocean & mtn views, radiant heat, 2 secure u/g prkg $3500 immed 778-896-4266

5BR, 2.5 ba, 2 lvl, City/Mnt views, Ballantree Rd, W Van, 3385sf, newly reno, hw flrs, 2 fp, Now, ns/ np, $3750/mo, 604-469-1148 CANYON HEIGHTS 3 bedroom, 2.5 baths, 2300sf. Architect designed. Solarium. All hardwood floors. Fully fenced, low maintenance yard. Near bus, stores, schools, parks. $2500. 604-685-1900, 604-922-3060

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



CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559 Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837


Flooring/ Refinishing


April 1st - Furn Lower Lons, 1 BR ste, $1600/mo, ns/np, 604-988-6082 DEEP COVE, clean lrg 2 BR bsmt ste, NS/NP, avail Now, $1150 + utils, shr w/d, 604-593-0234

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



NO HST! til Mar. 31 (max. 400*) $

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


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


Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714



N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495 NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122



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



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



Need an electrician? Call KCR Electric 604.808.5445 Contractor No. LEL0201238

# 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, 25 yrs exp, low prices. 617-1774

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

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

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



Repair Masters

Renovate & Repair

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

Specializing in Small Jobs Quality Work, Professional Service


A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing,


ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 ★HUSBAND FOR HIRE★ Int/ext jobs. Glenn 604-328-1059

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

Y.K. Landscaping Co. Ltd.


20 Years Experience Retaining Walls, Paving Stones, Rock Garden, Fences Water Sprinklers SPECIAL WINTER CLEAN-UP (Garden) GARDEN ER, lawn & garden, mtce, pruning, hedge trimming, garden clean up.... 778-378-8911 Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden



Lawn & Garden Maintenance Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Garden Clean Up Garbage Removal All Your Garden Emergencies & More

778 378 8911 Spring Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-ups • Pruning/Hedges • Rubbish Removal

• Fertilizing • Aeration • Power Raking • Odd jobs

•Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT



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



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

Al Isaac & son Colin

Aeration, Power Washing & Yard Clean-Ups. Book your Lawn Cutting now! 604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225



Best Prices!

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



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

CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545



ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026


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


floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745

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

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

STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Large 1 BR for $1340 Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713



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

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


Appliance Repairs

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

2 BR + den, Bright, upr British Ppty, ns, no cats, fenced back yrd, quiet area, shd w/d, gas fp, avail Now, $1400 + utils. 12’x12’ storage avail, 604-926-6767



INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

1 BDRM g/l, Lions Bay, furnished/ unfurnished, large, bright, view, garden, patio, parking, utils incl, $1150/m. NOW. 604-626-3323



West Van Apt. Rentals

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach & 1 BDRM, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

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

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR glvl North $920, 1 BR 2nd floor South $940, Now, Carpets, drapes, ht, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no cats/dogs 604-986-7745


LARGE 1 BR apt, $780/mo April 1, nr all amens, suits 1 quiet adult, ns/np, incls ht/hw, 604-294-4502

2 BR $1200 Mar 30, 3 BR $1450, Mar 15 , hardwood flrs, incls heat, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554

2 BR large, $1200, Mar 1st, ht, h/water, carpet, storage, np, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456

Apartments & Condos

2BR $1900 incls inste wd, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Water Views, hw flrs, reno, ns/np, 604-921-4384

2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, reno’d, Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384


EDGEMONT VILLAGE lrg 2 bdrm, w/balc, ns/np, no lndry, Now, $1200+ utils 604-987-4047

1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $970, Now, 604-220-6817 1 BR large, Lower Lonsdale, hardwood, $1000 incl heat, h/w. avail Apr 1. Cat ok. 604-986-2095

Friday, March 8, 2013 - North Shore News - A49

Garden Services

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


2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526

cont. on next page

A50 - North Shore News - Friday, March 8, 2013



Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567

RICHARD SAUNDERS West Vancouver: 604.908.1469 Vancouver: 604.874.4808

FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863

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

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


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"Start Those Spring Projects"

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TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234

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 Capilano Landscaping - For all your Landscaping needs. Call 604-878-1300 for a free estimate. Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433

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. or call 604-990-1252 ★Jungle George ■ Hedges ■ Lawn/Garden ■ Pruning ■ Pwr Rake yard cleanup.


LORNE’S Lawn Maintanence Lawn Cutting, offering wkly or biwkly, Quality Wrk, 604-819-4707 Mowing, Spring Clean up, debris removal, gutter cleaning, hedge trimming. Darren 604-657-7532


P/U or delivery. Covered storage. (604) 644-1878 Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288 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


Home Services


● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ● ●

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

Tel: 604-219-0666 TEXTURE and drywall repair. Ceilings and walls. I price it, I fix it. Geza at 604-992-2342


Oil Tank Removal

Painting/ Wallpaper

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 ALL-WAYS PAINTING. Quality work at an affordable price. Int/ext Pressure washing 604-985-0402


Power Washing


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

Doug, 604-985-4604


Renovations & Home Improvement

SUNDECKS & RENOS Vinyl & cedar treated decks. 604 376 3192


Paving/Seal Coating

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


NO HST! til Mar. 31 (max. 400*) $

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

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


Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & SPRING PROMOTION

604-984-9004 604-984-6560


• Liability Insurance • A+ Rating BBB • WCB


604-987-ROOF A Eastcan Roofing & Reno’s Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324


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

Bill 604-298-1222

Luxury Cars

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

Rubbish Removal

Student Works

Disposal & Recycling Trips start at

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


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

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

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193



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

Patios/Decks/ Railings


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


DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300


NORTH SHORE ROOFING LTD. All Types of Roofing & Repairs Free Est, Fully Ins., BBB A+ rating Call 604-987-ROOF (7663)


10% OFF with this ad w w w.student


David James & Assoc. Fine Painting & Decorating. Int/ExtPainting homes on the North Shore since 1987. 604.988.7898

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reas. rates. BBB, 604-809-3842

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

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

★ An Interior Specialist ★ PRO PROPERTY PAINTING Small or Big Jobs, Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554

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


John 778-288-8009



15% off labour 'til March 31st!

cont. from previous page


RKD ROOFING - New, Re-roof & Repairs. 22 Yrs Exp. Free Est. Call Bhupinder 604-341-2856

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


❑ Bathrooms ❑ Kitchens ❑ Basements



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


❑ All Renovations ❑ All Home Repairs ❑ All Painting

Lawn & Garden

Renovations & Home Improvement

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. 604-984-6560


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


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

ALL TILING Kitchen • Bathroom • Flooring MIKE ★ 604-999-1562

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

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

2006 Volvo XC70 2.5T Automatic, 147,000 kms, fully loaded, meticulous, Willow Green, 1 driver, Call Ken 604841-2324, $18,000 OBO 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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


2008 LEXUS AWD IS250 Navi, 110 km, Bal of Lexus warr! Loaded; Lease/Buy! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

Top Soil


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

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



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


87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

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.

ESTATE SALE 1997 LINCOLN Town Car, exc cond, 98,019 orig miles. loaded, all options, well maint, $4400 obo. Serious calls only. West Van. Call Eric 604-561-4324. If no answer, please leave a message.


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2005 PONTIAC Sunfire SE, 99 kms! Loaded, $4,999 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan. 2004 RUNE, 1832cc, 3kms! Custom $23,888 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver


ALL RENOS Bathrooms Included

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

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

Call Hummingbird 778-387-3626

2006 SUZUKI, Boulevard, 800cc M50, $5,880. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan


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


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

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

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

WEST VAN PLUMBING Water Line Installation 604-729-3663

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871


PLACE YOUR RENTAL ADS 24/7 Go to and CLICK on classifieds

2009 FORD Edge Limited 2009 52km, Navi, 20' chrome alloys; spotless, tow pack; V6, $23,888. Warr incl. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

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

2006 YAMAHA Stratoliner V-Twin Bagger! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2007 YAMAHA Roadliner 1850cc Twin $8888. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

Friday, March 8, 2013 - North Shore News - A51


Scrap Car Removal



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2007 DODGE Caravan Sport

7-pass Warranty $7450. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.


Sports & Imports

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

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


2003 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' 94 km, v6, Sale $8,888 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan,



604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

2000 LEXUS SUV RX300 Warr, V6 $7450. D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2001 TOYOTA Tacoma Dbl Cab,

4x4, V6, $12,888 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2002 F-150 Ford Super Cab 4x4

'XTR' $8888 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

North Shores Best

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 2006 BMW 525 x 1, 52,000 original kms, immaculate. $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Coupe, 79,000 original kms. $14,850 2010 Mercedes Benz Smart, 49,000 original kms, factory warranty. $7,850 For more information on these cars & others call Ted


ESTATE SALE 1995 NISSAN QUEST Van. 147,104 kms, new tires, starter and battery. Recently serviced. $1100 obo. Serious calls only. West Van. Please call Eric 604-561-4324. If no answer, please leave a message.

LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3139



or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM 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

2010 FORD Lariat F-150 SuperCrew NAVI 18km, D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583 2010 FORD Lariat Super Crew,

Canopy; Navi, Dvd lthr, s/roof! Lease/Buy $38,500. Loaded 18km! D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan,


Sports & Imports

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,600 obo 604-786-6495

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

2010BMW 328XI AWD 59km, local Lease or Buy? No Accid, loaded; Bal BMW Warr; D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.

2007 Mercedes Benz C230, 73,000 original kms, sport pkg, immaculate. $16,850 2006 Toyota Camry LE, 77,000 original kms, immaculate. $11,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic, 103,000 original kms, spotless. $15,350 2005 VW Touareg, 117,000 original kms, VW serviced, very clean. $14,850 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 1999 Hyundai Tiburon, 5 spd, 124,000 original kms. $4,850

1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

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



STK 951380 WAS $67,900

STK 951940 WAS $27,900



STK 951910

WAS $29,900

STK 951721 WAS $42,900



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

NOW $61,828

AWD, 4cyl, auto, mint.

NOW $27,700

NOW $38,888

4x4, Hemi, super clean.

STK 258471 WAS $13,900

STK 951851 WAS $16,900

NOW $10,900

NOW $13,900



11 FORD F150 XL


STK 951930 WAS $18,900

Stk 951710 WAS $24,900

V6, Loaded.

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

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

NOW $16,900

NOW $20,800



STK 951750 WAS $19,900

STK CD41381 WAS $18,900

4x4, 5.3l V8.

NOW $16,900

V6, 5spd, convertible.

NOW $16,900



STK 951810 WAS $19,900

STK 951860 WAS $19,900

Loaded, only 8,000kms.

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Updated VW GTi out-funs its own numbers NEWS photo Kevin Hill

HYUNDAI has drawn a lot of praise for its Genesis line. The sedan, shown here, competes well with more expensive luxury brands while the coupe, reviewed below by David Chao, brings a lot of value to a class that includes muscled up cars like the Mustang and Camaro. The Genesis is available at Jim Pattison Hyundai.

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Driving enthusiasts might say it’s because of their inherent balance. The front wheels of frontdrive cars are taxed with added responsibility to both accelerate AND steer the vehicle, while all-wheel drive can add weight and mechanical complexity. On a philosophical level, there’s just something more pure and true to form in a rear-drive vehicle. But unfortunately, numerous factors favour the more common front-wheel-drive cars so it’s the rear-wheeldrive cars that are rarer


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So what does the Hyundai Genesis Coupe offer that other cars don’t? In one word: value. Design Sometimes being caught in the middle of two other vehicles is a good thing. You can poach sales from both sides without being a direct competitor with either one. And so it is for the 2013 Hyundai Genesis Coupe. With a turbo four which draws on the characteristics of the Japanese brands, and a strong-running V-6 that edges itself towards Detroit brands, the Hyundai Genesis Coupe is adequately



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rear-drive sports cars, with starting prices around the $25,000 mark. The Hyundai Genesis Coupe is one of those cars. The updated 2013 model flaunts a fresh new look, a ton more power, and it still has a very attractive price tag. While the Genesis Coupe has done plenty to increase the performance image of the Hyundai brand, it’s positioned in the middle of the sports coupe segment. It doesn’t offer the retro styling and tradition of “pony” cars like the Camaro or Mustang, nor does it possess the lightweight fun factor from new arrivals such as the Scion FR-S or Subaru BRZ.




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A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird: Volkswagen reveals 2014 GTi When I was a small boy, I thought the measure of a car could be read in the numbers it put down. In this frame of mind, VW’s new 2014 GTi isn’t really going to cut the mustard: it has just 220 horsepower in a market which includes the 252 h.p. Focus ST and 263 h.p. Mazdaspeed3. But here’s the thing, numbers don’t tell the whole story, and a front-wheeldrive hatchback with too much horsepower tends to be a handful, rather than a delight. Moreover, the previous-gen GTi (while getting a little long in the tooth) is still a segment benchmark for practical fun. Heck, in these fueleconomy-conscious times, let’s just all be glad that VW is still going to have their Golf (now in its seventh generation) available in a fireSee Scary page 54




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New Genesis Coupe powers up the fun-to-drive factor From page 52 equipped to do battle with both. The latest Genesis Coupe also gets a fresh look — one that’s more aggressive and muscular — especially up front with the new fascia featuring larger air intakes and a more menacing hood. Down the sides, the Zshaped bodylines remain but are set off by new wheels with a more sculpted look that are available in 18 or 19 inches. At the back, the LED’s highlight a new tail lamp design, while down low, asymmetric exhaust tips add some flash to the black diffuser. Interior updates are minor but include new materials throughout that are a bit more inviting. The gauges are upgraded with electroluminescent lighting and a new information centre. All models have now added the necessary telescoping to the steering wheel. The R-Spec model features seats with red leather bolstering and cloth inserts. Red trim finds its way onto the door panels as well. Hyundai’s Blue Link telematics is available on

some models. Performance For 2013, the 3.8-litre V-6 has been updated with direct injection providing 42 more horsepower, for a total of 348 h.p., and 29 more foot-pounds of torque, to 295 foot-pounds. The 2.0litre four cylinder receives a new twin-scroll turbocharger and a larger, more thermally efficient intercooler. The result of this colder and denser air is a 30 per cent increase in h.p. and a 23 per cent increase in torque for a total of 274 h.p. and 275 foot-pounds of torque. Off the line, you can easily feel the additional torque but there’s still plenty of grip for a good launch. The new V-6 will comfortably propel the Genesis Coupe from zero to 100 kilometres per hour in the lower five second range on its way to an impressive 240 km/h electronically limited top speed. The standard sixspeed transmission had to be tweaked to provide more feel and indeed it is very precise. A new eight-speed automatic is available to those who prefer just to enjoy the car without worrying about shifting.

The brakes certainly live up to the sporty style of the Genesis Coupe as it boasts a short stopping distance. Through the corners, it feels well balanced with a front end that stays planted at all times. There are new dampers and the steering has been recalibrated too. Response is about the same as with the previous generation, but you do notice some additional feedback and a little more connectivity overall. There’s enough torque to push the rear out a bit with timely throttle inputs, and as before, R-Spec models get front strut camber adjustment bolts. Environment On the street, this regenerated Genesis Coupe offers enough entertainment to make it one of the most fun-to-drive cars in this price range. The reasonably spacious cabin rides on a comparatively long wheelbase, which is conducive to a supple ride. The rear seats are still too small for adults but the rear boasts relatively large cargo room. What about the car’s sound? This is a sports car and Hyundai has tuned the exhaust so that you get the

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THE layout inside the Genesis is clear and everything is within reach — it’s a nice place to spend time whether you’re darting around the city or on a long haul. growl you want but not much drone at highway speeds. With downshifts, you notice a nice “burble” when you match revs. Overall, regardless of which model of Genesis Coupe you drive, it’s a nice place to spend time, both in and out of the city and on or off the highway. The layout is clear and everything is within reach. New for this year, and standard on all trim levels, is a centre stack multigauge cluster which houses three analog dials. They give

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readouts of instantaneous litres-per-100 km, torque level (3.8 models) or boost pressure (2.0T models), and oil temperature. With the 2013 Genesis Coupe, Hyundai looked at what was available in this market segment, made improvements where necessary, listened to their customers, and delivered a product that should be more than competitive. Features With all of the great updates for 2013, the base

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Scary NASCAR crash sobering reminder to fans From page 52

breathing turbo-nutter version. And there’s more good news. Not only will the new GTi retain its conservative-but-sporty nature, with delicate red trim here and there, but you’ll still be able to get it with those excellent plaid seats. There’s also a performance package that bumps power to 230 h.p., and at 1,350 kilograms, it’s even reasonably lightweight. NASCAR racing accident highlights danger to spectators I’m guilty of poking fun at NASCAR stereotypes from time to time, but no one could have found anything to laugh about in last week’s tragic wreck. The oval circuit racing series is no stranger to multiple-car pileups, but this time was different. Going briefly airborne during a Nationwide Series race held the day before the Daytona 500, driver Kyle Larson’s car caught the upper edge of the crash barrier and pretty much disintegrated. The violence of the collision has to be seen to be comprehended (both professional and amateur footage is all over the interwebs), but when I tell you that the engine block of car 32 ended up resting near the stands, I think you’ll get the general picture. Not only was Larson injured, along with other drivers involved in the massive crash, but spectators were showered with debris, including a front tire that sheared off and flew into the stands at high speed. It’s a miracle nobody was killed outright. In the wake of the crash, pundits

are calling for improved safety recommendations. Even so, it’s worth remembering how dangerous motorsports can be, even when all the precautions are in place. Jeep brings back the Cherokee You’ve been able to buy a Grand Cherokee for years, and were you to do so, you’d find it a capable, competent car. Call it the American Range Rover. Paired with the iconic Wrangler, Chrysler has a winning lineup. Well, at least they would except for the Patriot, which is a bit ho-hum, and the Compass, which is . . . well, it’s not as bad as it used to be. However, Chrysler’s Italian owners aren’t satisfied with either ho or hum, and they want a bigger piece of that red-hot small crossover market. Fiat did well re-labelling their small car with an iconic name (the Dart), now they’re doing the same with the Cherokee. On first blush — yikes! This trucklet doesn’t look like any previous Jeep. Heck, it doesn’t even look like it’s from the same planet as you or me: more off-planet than off-road. Still, despite the Nissan Juke-ish bi-level “face,” the new Cherokee’s no shrinking violet. Opinion, while far from universally positive, is at least split down the middle. Time will tell whether Chrysler’s styling gamble pays off. Land Rover to launch nine-speed transmission Many years ago, I found myself late for work, and jumped into the family Land Rover (a 1976 Series III). Hurriedly, I slammed the gearshift into reverse — and all two

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VOLKSWAGEN’S recently released 2014 GTi hot hatchback retains its sporty but conservative nature while packing maximum fun into an engine that boasts just 220 horsepower. feet of it broke off in my hand. Of course, Land Rover’s long left behind its somewhat agricultural past, but this week’s announcement that they plan to bring a nine-speed automatic transmission to market has me thinking of the difficulties I had with the simple four-speed. Also, I don’t even use all nine gears on

my bicycle. Anyway, the advantage of more gears in the transmission is better fuel economy and improved acceleration. Sounds good, but such a complicated contraption will also need the processing power of the Mars Rover to make sure it’s in the right gear. Personally, give me a stick-shift

any day, even if sometimes the shifter breaks off and it’s literally “four on the floor.” Watch this space for all the best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to Follow brendan on Twitter at @brendan_ mcaleer

Coupe competes against some muscled up heavyweights From page 53

THE Ford Mustang actually offers less horsepower than the Genesis Coupe, but in starting at around $23,000 it is the most accessible muscle around.

THE Chevrolet Camaro gets you a lot of horsepower for not too much cash. Its retro styling will take you back to the golden age of muscle cars.

steering wheel controls and automatic climate control. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include: pushbutton start, touch-screen navigation system, heated front seats, power driver seat, Brembo brake package and a Torsen limited slipdifferential. Fuel efficiency numbers for the 2.0T manual: 10.0 litres/100 kilometres city, 6.6 l/100 km highway, for 8.5 l/100 km combined. Ratings for the 3.8 GT: 11.0 l/100 km city, 7.3 l/100 km highway, and 9.6 l/100 km combined. Thumbs up With the option of a turbocharged four or a naturally-aspirated V-6, customers can choose the powertrain that best suits their personality. The refreshed exterior and interior is a welcome update. Thumbs down The Genesis Coupe is going against some extremely competitive sports cars from other brands, so being valueoriented isn’t necessarily the best strategy because the final result is a bit of a compromise. The bottom line The 2013 Hyundai

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THE lightweight Scion FR-S is underpowered compared to its competitors but that doesn’t stop it from offering a superb driving experience. Genesis Coupe is a lot of car for the money and brings a good level of sophistication to this class. Competitors Scion FR-S The lightweight FR-S starts at $25,990 but is outmatched in power with only 200 h.p. However, it

does offer one of the best driving experiences — you need to drive this car to believe its potential. Ford Mustang This American icon’s 305 h.p. V-6 actually offers less horsepower than the Genesis Coupe’s V-6. However, with a starting price of $22,999,

it’s not difficult to see why Ford has sold so many Mustangs over the years. Chevrolet Camaro For $23,345, customers can bring home Chevrolet’s retro-styled Camaro. For that money you get a 323 h.p. V-6 and all the memories of yesteryear.

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