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MONEY for job and skills retraining, and a commitment to share the costs of municipal infrastructure projects marked the highlights of the federal government’s 2013 budget on Thursday. Among the measures announced by Finance Minister Jim Flaherty is the promise of a $32 billion 10-year “Building Canada” program to support spending on roads, recreation facilities and public transit, starting in 2014, as well as a further $14 billion for major projects. On the North Shore, projects like the stalled $70-million revamp of North Vancouver’s Harry Jerome Recreation Centre and a planned $400 million upgrade of the Lions Gate sewage treatment plant to secondary treatment could both potentially beneﬁt from the infrastructure plan. North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton described the announcement as “great news for municipalities.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto said he’s happy to hear the federal government has “a signiﬁcant pot of money” still available for local and regional infrastructure projects, but added “the devil is in the details.” The Lions Gate sewage treatment plant upgrade remains a pressing issue for taxpayers, he said, with details on how much senior governments are willing to fork See TransLink page 5
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MOODYVILLE residents have been given a temporary reprieve from the prospect of high-voltage power lines running through their neighbourhood as Port Metro Vancouver has agreed to examine two other options. The community has been up in arms since BC Hydro informed them in early March that the 69-kilovolt transmission lines to service the Richardson grain terminal would be installed in the coming weeks. The changes are part of the controversial Low Level Road expansion project, which the city agreed to last year. However, the plan the City of North Vancouver signed off on didn’t make any mention of new 69-kilovolt transmission lines See Port page 3
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WV council OKs housing action plan
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WITH tall houses squashing views and high rents squeezing tenants, the District of West Vancouver voted in favour of a plan to shape the future of housing in the municipality at a council meeting Monday. The housing action plan, which places an emphasis on coach houses, housing diversity and purpose-built rental apartments, may be too restrictive, according to Coun. Bill Soprovich. “Once this is adopted, this carries the case. Where’s the ﬂexibility for future thought?” Soprovich asked. The current plan incorporates enough ﬂexibility, according to Mayor Michael Smith. “Coun. Soprovich, I’m just reading the plan and the ﬁve action words are: one is ‘continue,’ two is ‘consider,’ three is ‘identify,’ four is ‘strengthen,’ and ﬁve is ‘monitor.’ That really
would indicate that staff is continuing the process. They’re going to come back to council with more deﬁnitive recommendations.” Soprovich found an ally in Coun. Michael Lewis, who asked to amend the motion, removing the word “adopted” and replacing it with “provide framework.” “There’s no need to have this sophistry around the language,” responded Coun. Craig Cameron. “It’s not a framework. We’re not setting up a framework for a framework. We are committing to set this policy direction.” While debating a single word may seem innocuous, Cameron stressed the need to avoid the fate of death by study. “You can take it for a reference and have it be an interesting document that sits on the shelf, or you can adopt it as the policy of West Vancouver, and I support the latter,” he said. Lewis’s amendment was defeated 5-2. The housing action plan is set to serve as a prelude to fall community consultation before turning up in front of council again in the form of bylaw revisions in January 2014. In a previous debate, Coun. Mary-Ann Booth noted 30 years of relative inaction in the face of increasingly bulky homes springing up across the district. The action plan also found support from Coun. Trish Panz, who has said the market for coach houses is comprised of district residents looking for more options.
The housing action plan stresses the need for a variety of housing in order to secure diversity within the community. Excluding housing for seniors, one 16-unit building has been the only purpose-built rental apartment built in the district since 1979. Approximately 1,950 West Vancouver households have difﬁculty coming up with the money to keep a roof over their heads, according to a 2006 Metro Vancouver study. About 975 West Vancouverites are at risk of homelessness, according to the same study. In addition to providing affordable options for seniors, the plan also examines reducing housing bulk and preserving vegetation. Greater clarity on ﬂoor area ratio is also needed, according to the plan. Both Smith and Lewis have blasted practices that allow homeowners to skirt district regulations regarding the ﬂoor area ratio, which measures the ﬂoor space of a building against the size of its lot. Decks and basements are exempt from FAR measurements. For Soprovich, the danger of ushering in new housing comes in failing to recognize established neighbourhood character. The housing action plan emphasizes the importance of neighbourhood character while acknowledging the difﬁculty in articulating that character.
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From page 1 coming down St. Davids Avenue. After an “emotional but respectful” meeting between PMV, the city, BC Hydro and roughly 70 neighbours Tuesday night, the port has agreed to research and report back on two potential alternatives — burying the existing distribution lines along the St. Davids corridor and installing the transmission lines on higher overhead poles, and servicing Richardson via the west, which would require the company to move its connecting substation. “I think the meeting was worthwhile and well attended,” said Justin Pedley, PMV’s director of trade areas and infrastructure delivery. “The two options are going to be explored from a technical engineering point of view and we’re going to do that as quickly as possible. The project team’s intent is to report back to the port executive next Wednesday with the review of their ﬁndings and shortly after that, report back to the community and the city.” Residents were incensed they were never consulted or even told that the port’s original intention to run the transmission lines along Low Level Road had been scrapped. “(We started) getting into measuring inches and metres and we realized, to maintain a landscape buffer and not impact view corridors, we could not put the power lines where we were originally intending to. That’s how we came up with the St. Davids corridor,” Pedley said. “It wasn’t until very recently that we realized there’s just no way we can do it.” However, survey crews began measurements for the 69kilovolt lines on St. Davids in November last year, according to an email sent to First Street resident Amanda Nichol from PMV project manager Richard Lyell. The response to the potential changes from Moodyville residents ranges from cautious optimism to bleak skepticism, according to neighbour Stephani Samaridis. “Personally, I’m somewhat optimistic. I know there are a lot of people that are not, based on the process they’ve been undergoing with the Low Level Road. They don’t believe anything they’re being told,” she said. But if the port comes back next week without a workable solution, PMV can expect an escalation of the protest from residents, Samaridis added. “I’m hopeful they will do what they say and force Richardson to accept alternatives since the power that’s going down our street is directly to supply them. I think what will likely happen if that does not work, there will be bodies lying in the street as they try to dig up the lines,” she said. Pedley could not say whether PMV has the power to compel its tenants to move their infrastructure. The hydro line ﬁasco is just the latest in a string of incidents in which the port has angered its neighbours and city council by failing to communicate its plans or changes until they are already set in motion. But sullying the relationship between PMV and the city is not the port’s intention, Pedley said. “The port has been in North Vancouver for 100-plus years and it intends to be there for a while, so the port takes being a good neighbour to heart and we intend to try and keep maintaining our relationship with the city,” he said. The city is also getting a completed Spirit Trail, slope stability improvements and improved bike paths out of the deal, he added.
THE shuttered Plymouth elementary school in east Seymour is destined for new life as a place of education again.
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WV employees help catch suspect A break and enter suspect is behind bars following tips from the West Vancouver District Watch Program, according to a release from West Van police.
Shortly after the theft of two television sets was reported in connection with a break-in on the 8000-block of Pasco Road Tuesday afternoon, district employees spotted a 36-year-old man on Marine Drive carrying a TV set in a bag, according to police. The suspect was later seen stashing the television into nearby bushes. Ofﬁcers arriving
on the scene were told the suspect was at the intersection of Marine Drive and Horseshoe Bay Drive. The man was arrested without incident, according to police. The WVPD is recommending charges of break and enter, possession of break-in instruments, possession of property obtained by crime, and breach of probation against the man, who has no ﬁxed address. The West Vancouver District Watch is comprised of municipal employees who have been trained by police to stay alert for suspicious situations. — Jeremy Shepherd
The North Vancouver school board is in the process of negotiating a long-term lease with the Tsleil-Waututh Nation to convert the Tollcross Road property to a skills training centre. Once renovated, the school will serve as classroom space for the Tsleil-Waututh and their educational partners for several skills training programs “We’re currently offering adult basic education and we’re busting at the seams in our current locations, so we have a huge demand for classroom space,” said Angela George, the band’s director of community development. “We have several other partnership initiatives in the training and employment ﬁelds and our intention is to continue to foster those partnerships to better meet the needs of the local labour market.” Some of the possible curricula for the old school are chef and trades training, green energy sector training, as well as health and science career education. Classes at the school will be open to all. “We have a small membership and probably 10 to 20 per cent of our class rosters are Tsleil-Waututh Nation. The demand is for the whole larger community and I think that’s going to continue to grow,” George said. The band will still have to go through a rezoning and building permit process with the District of North See Classes page 4
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THE North Vancouver school board will lease the Plymouth elementary site to the Tsleil-Waututh Nation for adult skills training.
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Vancouver, meaning the public will have an opportunity to offer comment for council to consider, but, George said, the goal is to keep the community involved throughout the process. “We’d like to ﬁnd mechanisms to have community involvement and input to make sure we uphold that integrity,” she said. “Tsleil-Waututh Nation is in the community. We are the local community as well and our interest is in maintaining the community feel of that area.”
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Quick call foils robbery attempt
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AN alleged liquor store robber had just seven minutes to enjoy the fruits of his crime before being arrested at a bus stop Wednesday, according to a release from the West Vancouver Police Department. The 34-year old man had robbed the Oceanside Liquor Store at 100 Park Royal South before, according to manager Aaron Bourcier, who said he was looking at the man’s photo during the robbery. “I had (his picture) a foot from my face up against the window when he came in. I was able to look at it and look at him and go, ‘Oh yeah, that’s him,’” Bourcier said. Veiled by a bandana and wearing latex gloves, the alleged thief demanded the money in the register, according to Bourcier. “He started to unzip and showed me a metal handle in his bag,
and I know that last time after he left he robbed a cabdriver with a knife. I had a customer in the store standing right beside him when he walked in, so I wasn’t going to muck about.” The alleged robber nabbed about $300, but Bourcier said it wasn’t a perfect crime. “The guy was clearly either cracked out or just a total moron, ’cause he walked up outside, and then stands outside and puts his bandana on in view of my camera.” West Van police and Bourcier credited an alert citizen for the quick takedown of the suspect. “I think a guy saw him (putting on the bandana) outside and was calling the cops already as the guy came in, and when the guy ran out he ran after him and kept him in eyesight the whole time. Stayed on the line with the cops and told them which way he was going,” Bourcier said. Police attended the scene and made the arrest without incident. The stolen cash was recovered. No weapon was found.
TransLink hopes for federal funds From page 1 over yet to be worked out. In order to complete the project by the deadline of 2020, “We’re going to need commitments in the next couple of years,” he said, adding he’s “cautiously optimistic” about the budget announcements. Saxton hinted the Harry Jerome upgrade could be another project considered for federal money. “In North Vancouver we still have some recreational facilities that could be upgraded and that are looking pretty old and dated. They could certainly use some of these funds,” he said. TransLink ofﬁcials also praised the announcement of the renewed infrastructure program, which had been scheduled to expire in the next ﬁscal year, noting federal money has been key to many of the transportation network’s bigticket investments. Another key theme of the budget was the need to match future skills training with areas of future employment and current labour shortages. Currently there is a “mismatch” in training and available jobs, said Saxton. “We have a lot of
jobs that go unﬁlled while we still have a lot of Canadians who are still looking for work.” Among the measures announced Thursday are a new Canada Job Grant, which would provide up to $15,000 towards skills training with $5,000 from the federal government being matched by the provinces and employers. The government also promised to promote education in ﬁelds where there is higher demand from employers, including science, technology, engineering and skilled trades. It also promised $70 million over three years to support 5,000 paid internships for recent post-secondary graduates. The budget also contained a reference to the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy, vowing to “better ensure” that defence purchases create “economic opportunities for Canadians” by developing “key domestic industrial capabilities.” West Vancouver MP John Weston said he was pleased to see measures supporting small businesses in the budget including the extension of the hiring credit. The budget projects a deﬁcit of $18.7 million in 2013.
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he federal government’s decision to close a freshwater research facility in Norther Ontario known as the Experimental Lakes Area is one more example of the Tory administration’s distaste for science. The project in question has spent 45 years researching the effects of pollution on fresh water — you know, the stuff we drink for, well, life. The closed system of the ELA allowed scientists to accurately assess the long-term effects of changing just one element in the surrounding ecosystem such as a fertilizer or pesticide chemical. Moving the research elsewhere into uncontrolled water means research will no longer be conclusive. Don’t expect to hear complaints from the scientists themselves. The Tories have increasingly cut off all governmentemployed researchers from speaking freely with the media, last year going
so far as to have government handlers trail Canadian scientists attending international conferences. A clear signpost was the 2011 decision to end the mandatory long-form census, a move that caused the head of Statistics Canada to resign, saying the move would compromise its accuracy. And last year, the Tories infamously snuck science-slashing legislation into the back pages of its budget. Other countries have noticed, even if many Canadians remain unconvinced. U.S. scientists working co-operatively with Canadian scientists on Arctic research last year were aghast when asked not to release data without Canadian government permission. Against this backdrop, it’s difﬁcult to take seriously this week’s promise to research how diluted bitumen behaves in salt water.
Ambleside’s assets worth a council visit
Dear Editor: It was with great dismay and disappointment that I read the March 13 story in the North Shore News, Council Embraces Ideas for Revitalizing Ambleside. Sophia Burke, in particular, expressed “There’s nothing in Ambleside that is any draw. There are no fun restaurants and there’s nothing there to draw anyone. There’s horrible small little stores there that I don’t even know how they exist right now.” The area should be outﬁtted with bike and pedestrian access leading to worthy shops and restaurants, according to Burke. According to the story, her input was echoed by more than 10 other speakers Monday night and council agreed with them. I am stunned to have my business classed
as a “horrible little store.” The Avant Gardener at 1460 Marine Drive has customers from across Canada and the United States who make a point of visiting the store when they are in town. Not to mention the scores of faithful customers from North and West Vancouver who constantly voice their appreciation for what we do, and support us by shopping in my store. They notice the care and attention given to creating an inviting environment, in great part due to the creative genius of Georgina Horrobin who has been employed to do our display for 26-years. My customers enjoy the store as a community gathering place, and constantly remark how wonderful it is to have a local business owner as opposed to a large chain store, and to enjoy a free-standing store in a heritage building,
as opposed to a mall. How many stores have a trellised back patio with an 80-year-old hops plant climbing up the back wall of the building? I would also like to point out that I have a caring and kind local landlord, who is a partowner of my building as well as owning the three other “horrible little stores” next door: Flowers by Nan, Yamazaki and Amadeo Bakehouse, long-time businesses with owner/operators. The landlord is not interested in “developing” the land, but enjoys the “village” atmosphere of her properties. She monitors the condition of her buildings and attends to upkeep before being asked. As to “no fun restaurants” we have two of West Van’s most popular restaurants on our block: Carmelo’s and Thai Pudpong. They
must be doing something right, as they are always full. Also in the 1400-block are Jason’s Neighbour’s Choice Farm Market, the ﬁne clothing store, Leslie Jane — 34 years and still going strong, and Village Fish, 70 years — and still ﬁrst class. If councillors are serious about improving Ambleside, they need to start with acknowledging their assets in businesses such as ours, instead of supporting such negative comments at public meetings. I think perhaps Sophia Burke and council members should actually pay a visit to our friendly businesses in Ambleside. They might be surprised at the wealth of resources here. Darlene Sanders, owner/operator, The Avant Gardener, West Vancouver
Highrise proliferation has city not feeling so much like home Dear Editor: I have lived most of my life in the City of North Vancouver and wouldn’t want to live anywhere else. After enjoying vacations in many exotic locations around the world, it is always great to come home — in spite of the North Shore rain! That being said, my city is sadly being desecrated by an ever increasing number of
highrise buildings. Densiﬁcation is the buzz word that enables developers carte blanche permission to line their pockets at the expense of the local population, who over the last 100 years or so have collectively built this place that we all call home. As one district homeowner wrote recently to the North Shore News, in response to a highrise proposals in the Lynn Valley area: “If I had wanted
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Clark’s big gender gap may not close
IT’S often said that men and women seem to be from different planets, and that certainly seems to be the case when it comes to political attitudes in this province.
Women in B.C. are less worried about the economy than men, view health care as a higher priority and attach less importance on the government balancing its budget. And they are decidedly negative towards the B.C. Liberals, particularly Premier Christy Clark. Those conclusions can be gleaned from drilling down deep in the latest Ipsos-Reid poll, which shows British Columbians favor the New Democratic Party over the B.C. Liberal party in a big way. The NDP has been leading in public opinion for some time, but marked differences in public opinion on some key issues is what’s most striking. They go a long way in explaining why the NDP has such a big lead in the polls these days. About one-half of the electorate is female, and
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scenario that will lead to those female voters returning to the B.C. Liberal fold, particularly when you examine that party’s re-election strategy. For example, Clark and her party are trying to make the economy the key issue in the election campaign on the long-held belief that people don’t trust the NDP when it comes to that issue. However, one of the more telling ﬁndings of the Ipsos-Reid poll is the fact that women give the NDP more credit than the B.C. Liberals on those same economic issues Clark keeps emphasizing. When it comes to job creation and managing government ﬁnances, women give the NDP a slight but noticeable edge. They’re split down the middle on which party would best manage the economy. When you factor in what appears to be a serious personal animosity among women towards Clark herself, it’s hard to see how this gender gap is going to close at any time. Almost half (42 per cent) of women “disapprove strongly” of the job Clark’s been doing as premier. Men
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strongly disapprove of Clark’s performance as well, but some of them seem more forgiving to her party and are willing to vote for it. A majority of women, however, now appear to be strong NDP supporters. The NDP boasts the support of 56 per cent of women, compared to the B.C. Liberal’s level of just 27 per cent. Aside from focusing on an issue — the economy — that half the electorate don’t rank as the top priority and think the other party is better on anyways, the B.C. Liberals have another conundrum to solve. Given that the premier seems to be fairly unpopular,
does showcasing her in a 28day election campaign — with constant appearances on television and radio — further entrench that unpopularity or help to reverse it? Clark herself insists she’s a great campaigner (although I don’t think there’s much evidence to back that assertion up) and can close the gap during the campaign. But women voters appear to be turned off her and her party in a big way and seeing and hearing more of her day after day may simply worsen the problem. In fact, it can be argued Clark’s unpopularity may indeed be linked to the fact she has been in campaign
mode since she became premier. Everything she has done seems to be about politics and not about crafting government policy. There is plenty of internal grumbling within the B.C. Liberal government on just that point. The controversy over her staff crossing the line and mixing government business with partisan work for the party is an example of the constant campaigning that has been going on. A big portion of them, many of them women, have grown very tired of it. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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Liquor-Primary Club Licence Amendment Application The West Vancouver Yacht Club has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch (LCLB) for an amendment to its existing Liquor-Primary Club licence. The District of West Vancouver gives notice that it is seeking public opinion on the amendment. Public consultation is required as part of the amendment process regulated by LCLB. The District is collecting the views of residents in order to consider whether to support or to oppose the amendment.
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West Vancouver Yacht Club 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver West Vancouver Yacht Club Clubhouse and the Yachting Centre Clubhouse: 172 Yachting Centre: 213 Total: 385 Requested Occupant Load Increase 50 Proposed Occupant Load Clubhouse (new): 222 Yachting Centre (same): 213 Total: 435 Submitting Feedback: Persons who believe that they are affected by the liquor licence amendment application are requested to provide written submissions, which include name and address, in the form of a letter addressed to Council with the subject “West Vancouver Yacht Club”. These submissions may be mailed or hand-delivered to West Vancouver Municipal Hall located at 750 17th Street, WestVancouver BC V7V 3T3 or emailed to firstname.lastname@example.org. Submissions will be received from March 22 to April 22, 2013. Received submissions will be provided in their entirety to Council, and will form part of the public record.
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Friday, March 22, 2013 - North Shore News - A9
Painting’s for Picasso and homeowners
YOU may have heard that house prices here on the North Shore are higher than a weedsmoking mouse sitting in the Pope’s hat. With my typing man’s wages I haven’t yet found a way to take that ﬁrst step onto the property ladder. It’s a little tricky given that, according to all the media reports, the ladder starts in China. I think my family might soon be ready to take that ﬁrst step though — we’re eyeing up a Canada Post mailbox just off of Lonsdale Avenue. It’s a little cramped, but I’m sure we’d get to meet a lot of nice people who don’t know how to use the Internet yet. Incoming mail really opens up a great view corridor as well. Really though, we’re a long way away from putting together the scratch to buy a nice house here. Or even a haunted house here. Or a good-sized garden shed. While that reality is a little tough to swallow, there is one great beneﬁt to renting that all you North Van fat cats in your 900 square-foot, $900,000 bungalows don’t get: no painting. In fact, renting has allowed me to fulﬁll one of the goals I set soon after graduating high school: avoiding all forms of manual labour. Me: “The toilet won’t ﬂush.” Landlord: “Hmmm, maybe if you have a look at the tank, it may just be. . . .” Me: “OK, Bob Vila, just let me know when the plumber is coming. Preferably soon — gotta poop.” I never allowed that beardy Canadian Tire guy to make me feel any less of a man because I didn’t know how to grout my own ball joints or whatever. I’m happily married now anyway — I’ve got no reason to go ﬂaunting my sublime use of caulk. My illest will, however, is
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reserved for painting. There’s good reason for it too. Back when I was in high school — before I pledged to avoid a life of grime — I took a summer job working with a painter. It was one of those hire-a-student gigs and the company was a Mennonite painting crew which I took to mean more honest and harder working than your average brush men. I later realized this particular fellow was more honest, harder working and more inclined to low-ball a Grade 11 kid rather than pay a real painter to do work a real painter should have been doing. I showed up to the Day 1 worksite — a farm not far from my small prairie city — gleeful about the $8 I was going to make every single hour for the next eight hours of my life. Cha-ching. Say, boss, do you pay mileage too? No? OK, that’s cool. I got out of my pickup truck — I did say it was the prairies, didn’t I? Even book-learnin’ softies like me drive trucks on the prairies — and my new chief started to explain the job. Boss: “We’re gonna paint this but ﬁrst we got to sand it all down.” Me: “The door there?” Boss: “Nope, the whole thing.” Do you want to know what he was talking about? A barn. A whole goddamned barn! Sorry if my language offends your paciﬁst Mennonite ears, but I’m not sure if the West Coasters
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realize how big barns are. Picture your house, and then picture a giant goddamned barn! The boss passed electronic sanders to me and his son — family member, more savings! — and then hopped back into his van and drove off to another job site to paint bikinis on swimsuit models (probably). I ﬁred up the sander and pressed it up against the dirty old wood. Hey, this is kind of fun. Wait nope, not fun. Oh boy, my hand is numb. My arm is numb. This is the worst ever. OK, time for a
little break to regroup. How much time left in the day? Seven hours, 59 minutes and 15 seconds. Uh oh. Three days later we were still sanding, only now we were doing it on the other side of the barn inside a pen that housed an honestto-God bull. At least we weren’t covered in red. Then we started painting. You’ll never guess what colour. No worries though — by this point death by goring seemed like a pretty good option. Our next job was at a house much farther away
from town. Say boss, can I get the odometer rolling before I get to work? No? Alright. In the house we were renovating, my boss put me into rooms I could do the least damage in but I still managed to destroy an old vacuum. Not my fault though — no one explicitly told me not to suck up that rubber glove. My ﬁnal job was actually in town — yay! — and at a seemingly fun place: a cereal factory. Do we get to paint the frosting on the ﬂakes? Nope, you get to stay
outside and sand this 50-foot silo. Here’s your ladder. After I spent four hours sanding the same tiny patch of paint three feet off of the ground and deathly afraid to climb one rung higher, the painter and I decided it was time to part ways. Later that summer I got another hire-a-slavestudent job knocking down an old manure shoot and installing a new manure shoot on a pig farm. It was a huge step up over painting. Since that summer I’ve See Renters page 10
Vitamin C and Lysine powder help prevent heart attacks by W. Gifford-Jones M.D. Why is heart attack the number one killer in this country? Ninetynine percent of doctors say it’s due to atherosclerosis (hardening of arteries) and that cholesterol lowering drugs are the primary way to treat it. But I suggest cardiologists have closed minds and are ignoring facts that could save thousands of North Americans from coronary attack. History shows mankind is not kind to new ideas. In 1847 one maternity patient in six who entered the University Hospital in Vienna left in a cofﬁn. Why? Because esteemed professors ridiculed Dr. Semmelweiss, a colleague, for showing that by simply washing hands after doing an autopsy, deaths were prevented. Years later Dr. Linus Pauling, two-time Noble Prize winner, is ignored for reporting that large amounts of vitamin C and lysine are needed to prevent coronary attacks. Twenty-ﬁve years ago Pauling reported that animals make vitamin C and humans do not. That’s why sailors died of scurvy during long sea voyages, but the ship’s cat survived. Vitamin C is required to manufacture healthy collagen, the glue that holds coronary cells together, just like mortar is needed for bricks. Lysine, like steel rods in cement, makes collagen stronger. Pauling claimed it takes a mere 10 milligrams to prevent scurvy, but several thousand to prevent heart attack. Williams Stehbens, Professor of Anatomy at Wellington University in New Zealand, proved Pauling was right. Stebhens’ research showed that coronary arteries closest to the heart are under the greatest pressure. This causes collagen to fracture resulting in the formation of a blood clot and death. Dr. Sydney Bush, an English researcher, has now proved that vitamin C can reverse atherosclerosis. Bush took retinal photographs, then started his patients on high doses of vitamin C and lysine. One year later additional pictures showed atherosclerosis had regressed in retinal arteries. So what has happened to these monumental ﬁndings? Bush, like Semmelweiss, has been ridiculed by cardiologists. One has to ask whether cardiologists, by ignoring his results, are condemning thousands of people to an early coronary heart attack. Fourteen years ago following my own coronary attack, cardiologists claimed it was sheer madness for me to refuse cholesterol-lowering drugs. Instead, I decided to take high doses of vitamin C plus lysine with breakfast and the evening meal, for several reasons. I knew that Dr. Graveline, a physician and NASA astronaut, had twice developed transient global amnesia from taking Lipitor. I was also aware that patients have died from CLDs. Others have developed kidney, liver and muscle complications. I also believed the research of Pauling and Stehbens irrefutable. Now, the work of Dr. Bush has convinced me my decision was prudent. But to take large doses of vitamin C and lysine requires swallowing many pills daily. It’s a tall order for those who dislike swallowing one pill. So for several years I’ve been trying to ﬁnd a company that would manufacture a combination of vitamin C and lysine powder. Now Medi-C Plus is available at health food stores. The dosage for the Medi-C Plus combination is one ﬂat scoop with breakfast and the evening meal. Those at greater risk should take one ﬂat scoop three times a day. If high doses cause diarrhea, the dose should be decreased. This column does not recommend that those taking CLDs should stop them. This is a decision that can only be made by patients and doctors. Most of today’s, cardiologists are impervious to persuasion. They continue to believe that cholesterollowering drugs are the be-all-and-end-all to prevent heart attack. They’ve been brain-washed by millions of dollars worth of promotion by pharmaceutical companies. It reminds me of the saying that cautions “It’s not what you don’t know what gets you into trouble, it’s the things you know for sure that ain’t so!” It’s time for cardiologists to have an open mind and stop ignoring this research. As for me – I bet my life on it!
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A10 - North Shore News - Friday, March 22, 2013
INQUIRING REPORTER THE Canadian Border Services recently raided a construction site in Vancouver to round up alleged illegal immigrants suspected of working there. A ﬁlm crew went with them, recording the detentions for a reality TV show named Border Security. The reality-show aspect has outraged many, who believe the detainees were exploited for entertainment and not for Canadian welfare. An online petition asking National Geographic to cancel the program has collected more than 20,000 signatures. Find us on Facebook and Twitter and tell us what you think. — Sam Smith
Andrew Chamberlayne North Vancouver “It’s kind of a weird thing to be ﬁlmed. That’s pretty invasive of people’s privacy. I don’t think it should be ﬁlmed for reality television.”
Should jobsite arrests of alleged illegal immigrants be ﬁlmed for reality TV?
Patricia Brooksbank North Vancouver “I guess. I don’t know. I hadn’t really heard about it. I don’t have strong feelings one way or another.”
Norbert Bulling North Vancouver “I have mixed feelings about this, but to hell with it, they’re here illegally and they shouldn’t be.”
Barb Jennings Whistler/North Vancouver “I don’t see why not. My opinion is if you’re here illegally, then you don’t have any rights.”
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ELECTRIC vehicle owners can plug in, turn on and shop out at two new charging stations on the upper parking deck of Capilano Mall this March.
The stations, which are accessible from Hanes Avenue, are offering free charging for up to three hours. The new stations coincide with the Vancouver
Electric Vehicle Association’s display of the 1913 Detroit Electric, which is scheduled to be showcased at the mall until March 24. Originally powered by nickel-iron batteries, the Electric retailed for the price of a large house and had a range of approximately 100 miles. Now powered by lead-acid batteries, the 96-volt car has a maximum range of 80 kilometres. New charging stations have also been activated at shopping centres in Burnaby, Coquitlam, Vancouver, and Abbotsford this month, according to a release from VEVA. — Jeremy Shepherd
Fran Hodgkinson North Vancouver “I don’t know. I’ve been thinking about this for two days now. But if people are here illegally and they know they’re here illegally, then it’s too bad.”
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Friday, March 22, 2013 - North Shore News - A11
City debates duplex secondary suites Brent Richter firstname.lastname@example.org
SHOULD every duplex in the City of North Vancouver be able to house a secondary suite as well? That is a question council wrestled with Monday night but stopped short of answering.
The city is contemplating allowing for smaller selfcontained apartments within duplex units similar to how they are allowed in singlefamily residences. Council held a public hearing on the matter Monday night, drawing out several frustrated residents, most of whom agreed on allowing secondary suites in duplexes, but only if the city found a way
to do it right. The city has had a moratorium on enforcing its bylaws against illegal secondary suites in hopes that the owners will go out of their way to bring them up to code and register them with the city. The city is entertaining allowing secondary suites in owner-occupied duplexes, but some residents have other concerns. A glut of investment
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SURREY RCMP have arrested a Vancouver man wanted for making threats at a West Vancouver home last week.
Residents in the British Properties neighbourhood called West Vancouver police shortly after 4 a.m. Thursday when their adult son allegedly threatened his parents while wielding a knife. The dispute was over money, police say. Police issued a warrant for 27-year-old Houman Rahmani Friday on charges of uttering threats and robbery. Surrey RCMP ofﬁcers spotted Rahmani at a cheque cashing outlet Saturday evening and arrested him without incident. Rahmani now faces four charges of utter threats to cause death or bodily harm and one count of robbery. —Brent Richter
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THE West Vancouver Yacht Club is hoping a little more liquor will ﬂoat its boat.
The club has applied to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch to serve 50 additional thirsty patrons, prompting district council to gauge community support for the extra merriment. Council voted unanimously to collect concerns and opinions related to the amended licence at a meeting Monday. The Marine Drive club is expanding its clubhouse and boosting lounge space to accommodate a maximum of 222 drinkers, up from 172, necessitating an amendment to its current liquor primary licence. Anyone who believes they would be affected by the change is encouraged to send their views to mayorandcouncil@ westvancouver.ca. Letters can also be delivered to West Vancouver’s municipal hall. Submissions will be received until April 22. Extra noise and other impacts on the community are two of LCLB’s main criteria in judging an application. Although the LCLB frequently solicits its own community input, the district was encouraged to undertake the consultation by staff in order to make sure each affected party has a voice in the conversation. — Jeremy Shepherd
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A12 - North Shore News - Friday, March 22, 2013
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North Shore Music Festival and Workshops
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Music teacher Kelly Nobles and singer Miranda Roseland Representatives of the North Shore Registered Music Teachers Association held the 42nd annual North Shore Music Festival and Workshops at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church in North Vancouver March 3-15. The ﬁnal concerts were held March 13-15. The March 13 concert highlighted the non-competitive section and included a family class, seeing parents, sons and daughters, and siblings take the stage to sing, or play piano, ﬂute and violin and perform a wide variety of musical selections.
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Friday, March 22, 2013 - North Shore News - A13
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
International ﬁlm series From April 10 to May 15, the North Vancouver Community Arts Council will bring four unique ﬁlms to the Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon Theatre as part of its international spring ﬁlm series. The Deep April 10, 7 p.m. The Sessions April 24, 7 p.m. The Angels’ Share May 1, 7 p.m. No May 15, 7 p.m.
JUNO winner Barney Bentall will depart from his usual musical style and perform a re-imagining of the Bob Dylan album Blood on the Tracks next Wednesday at the Electric Owl. Scan this photo with Layar to watch a music video by Bentall.
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■ Black Hen Concert Series with Barney Bentall, Wednesday, March 27, 8 p.m. at the Electric Owl, 928 Main St., Vancouver. Tickets are $25 in advance at tickets.capilanou.ca, or $27 at the door.
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PLATINUM-SELLING Canadian music icon Barney Bentall is coming down to the Lower Mainland next week for a live show at the Electric Owl. An easily described legend of Canadian music, the Juno Award winning roots musician is set to perform a re-imagining of Bob Dylan’s classic album Blood on the Tracks. Not to be confused with a cover of the album, a re-imagining allows some creative licence for Bentall, along with Vancouver-based musicians Steve Dawson and the Black Hen House Band, to add some of their own personal ﬂair.
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Or, as Bentall says, an excuse if the show takes a turn for the worse. “We might just be trying to give ourselves a way out if we drive her off the rails and crash and burn!” Bentall wrote in an email interview from Chile. “The performance then becomes a metaphor.” Bentall describes his take on Dylan’s album not so much a challenge, but a learning process for him in his own quest to ﬁnd his voice. Even if he is a seasoned and accomplished artist, he believes he is always learning and evolving his music. “It takes a long time to ﬁnd your own voice. Hell, I’m still ﬁnding mine,” Bentall said. “I think Bob Dylan found his voice, strength and direction early in the game and had, and continues to have, a signiﬁcant impact on the world.” Most known for his work in his band Barney Bentall and the Legendary Hearts, Bentall describes Bob Dylan as a major inﬂuence on him. He only wishes to honour the legend’s body of work, even if it is a departure from his usual style. “I’m an unworthy disciple of this great work of art and I’m hoping that we
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A14 - North Shore News - Friday, March 22, 2013
CALENDAR GALLERIES BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: nsartists.ca. Members of The North Shore Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works every month. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Group Exhibition: Paintings, drawings, photographs and calligraphy by various artists will be on display until March 29. Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. 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: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil.ca. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Saturday, noon to 5 p.m. Ruminations of Order: Emerging artists Rosemary Burden, Angela Gooliaff, Judy D. Shane and Debbie Westergaard Tuepah will display their work until April 13. Artist talk: Saturday, March 23, 1-3 p.m. Call for Exhibition Proposals: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is currently accepting submissions for the winter/ spring 2014 exhibition schedule. Submission deadline: Saturday, April 13, 4 p.m. District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. Info: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of prints and textiles by Michelle Carlson until May 7. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of Peterson Turgoose’s work of urban landscapes until March 26. 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, April 6, 2-4 p.m. See more page 15
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CALENDAR From page 14 Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.5 p.m. Closed Mondays. A Visual Language: A mixed media exhibition with Eric Goldstein and Jin Hong will run until March 24. The Art of the Landscape: An exhibition of 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. Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art: 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Friday, from noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. Info: 604-903-3798. Tours will be offered on Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: email@example.com. Maple Leaf Project: Twelve celebrated individuals created their own interpretation of our national symbol and the canvasses will be auctioned off at a champagne reception Wednesday, April 3 at 6 p.m. Funds raised will support art-based student education. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. On Our Walls: Oil painter Jean Bonvini’s work will be on display until April 2. Lions Bay Art Gallery: 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Gallery hours: Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: lionsbayartgallery.com or 604-9217865. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Lynnmour Art Studio and Gallery: 3011467 Crown St., North Vancouver. Info: nsartists.ca/garyeder or 604-929-4001. 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: An opportunity to meet artists in their studios or at local galleries during the third annual crawl April 20 and 21, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. The event will feature over 200 artists at 60 locations. Info about locations and artists: nsartcrawl.ca. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West 4th 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 presentationhousegall. com. An Exhibition with Anna Oppermann, Andrea Pinheiro and Marianne Wex will run until March 24. Slavs and Tartars — Friendship of Nations: An exhibition of works from an international collective of artists, designers and writers will run from April 12 to May 26. Opening reception: Friday, April 12, 7 p.m. Presentation House Satellite Gallery: 560 Seymour St., Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday-Saturday, noon-6 p.m. Info: satellitegallery.ca. News!: An in-depth look at the news photography archives of the Vancouver Sun and Province will run until March 30. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980See more page 21
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Motown maintains its appeal after 50 years ■ Shooting Stars Foundation presents Motown Meltdown, Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m. at the Commodore Ballroom, 868 Granville St., Vancouver. Tickets $40.75 at ticketmaster.ca.
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CHUCK Berry was in jail, Elvis was in the army, and the Beatles were still in their teens. The end of the 1950s presented a pop culture void, and ambitious entrepreneur and Jackie Wilson songwriter Berry Gordy, Jr. set out to ﬁll it with something spectacular. Youthful energy, mainstream sensibility, and the precise groove of the drummers, strummers, and horns from Detroit’s jazz scene fused to create a sound that was both innocuous and inspiring, pure and potent. The music of Hitsville, U.S.A. is set to be celebrated March 23 with the Motown Meltdown, featuring 25 performers interpreting music from the label that showcased Stevie Wonder, Smokey Robinson, Mary Wells, and Marvin Gaye. Among the performers attempting to recreate the magic created in that famed garage studio is singer and voice actor Rebecca Shoichet. Born in Ottawa and raised in Victoria, Shoichet was raised on the music of Rickie Lee Jones and Earth, Wind & Fire, not truly discovering jazz until she found herself facing the chasm between the end of high school and the beginning of her adult life.
At the age of 18 Shoichet was the veteran of nearly a decade’s worth of shows at the Victoria Operatic Society but saw no place to pursue her passion for musical theatre. Her brother, a bass player, had his own ideas. “He said, ‘You know, you should learn some jazz standards. In fact we could busk downtown,’” Shoichet recalls. “We decided to put together a trio my ﬁrst year out of high school.” Between serving as a nanny and haunting Victoria cafes with a sound inﬂuenced by soulful song stylist Sarah Vaughan, Shoichet searched for her niche. “I couldn’t ﬁnd any musical theatre where I could study dance, study acting and study singing at that time,” she says. As luck would have it, a friend returned to Victoria that Christmas bearing news of just such a program. “She came back at Christmas time and said, ‘I am in the most amazing program. You’re going to freak out.’” After freaking out, Shoichet hopped a plane for Toronto and auditioned for Sheridan College. Despite a head cold escorted by a temporary loss of hearing, Shoichet’s voice was strong enough to gain her entry into the arts school. “Throughout the program especially, it comes into light who’s willing to do the hard work and who’s willing to just ride on pure talent,” she says. “The people that stayed were not necessarily the people who were the most talented but the people who were really willing See Shoichet page 28
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Bentall’s son follows in musical footsteps
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pull off the caper and do it a little bit of justice,” he said. Bentall has been active in music for more than 30 years and in that time has released three independent and seven studio albums. His work with the Legendary Hearts proved to be his most commercially successful venture, but that hasn’t stopped him from pursuing his own solo career, even after a six-year hiatus which began in 2000 when the now 57-year-old settled on a ranch in the Cariboo region of B.C. He also continues to work with many West Coast artists, recently contributing his talents to West Vancouver’s Tom Taylor’s latest album Pull Over Here. “Tom is a fantastic singer/ songwriter and a class act,” Bentall said. “Producing his album Pull Over Here was one of the best recording experiences I’ve had.” Bentall has interest in other West Coast artists as
well, with acts such as Pharis and Jason Romero, residents of Cariboo, recently catching his eye. His own son, Dustin Bentall, has taken off as a professional musician in his own right. Dustin’s self-described country/ psychedelic/rock style from his Myspace page is quality music, Barney says. And something he looks forward to hearing for a long time. “It’s great to watch Dustin out there working hard and putting out some really ﬁne music,” Bentall said. “I’m really proud of what he’s doing and it’s good to know I’ll be well entertained in the old folks home!” Bentall is looking forward to his performance set at the Electric Owl this Wednesday, March 27. Accompanying him on stage will be Steve Dawson, Geoff Hicks, Keith Lowe and Chris Gestrin. For more information on his upcoming performance visit electricowl.ca/calendar, or check Bentall’s website at barneybentall.com.
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PREPARING to leave Afghanistan on one of her many journalistic missions, Sally Armstrong said goodbye to the women she had been hiding out with — women who had been compelled to share their stories with her, but, under the Taliban, feared being seen with her.
“Where I go, believe me, the people in power don’t want me there,” she says. “And they will do everything they can to either get rid of me or make my life so difﬁcult that I’ll leave, which I never do. But the women, they’ll get me around,” she says. Their ﬁnal act of generosity, stufﬁng her pockets with sweet cakes and naan bread, is something she’s never forgotten.
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“I thought, ‘This is unbelievable. They’re worried about the comfort of my journey out of a place that’s basically put them in prison.’ But women are like that.” For more than 25 years, Armstrong, an award-winning journalist, humanitarian and member of the Order of Canada, has fought to bring the stories of women and girls living in conﬂict zones and developing countries to light in an effort to inﬂuence positive change. While she hasn’t always had “good” news stories to tell, the spirit and perseverance of the women she’s encountered has continued to drive her. “I feel very humbled that the women will tell me their stories. Women always have hope. They have to,” she says. Armstrong too has an optimistic heart and in her new book, Ascent of Women: Our turn, our way — a remarkable story of worldwide change, she explores the impacts of the countless changemakers she’s met over the years whose efforts are currently being felt the world over like never before. “I decided I would do the book because this is brand new, this is really important and I wanted to get it out there,” she says. Armstrong will offer insight into the work, Monday, March 25 at 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s-Wesley United Church in Vancouver as part of the Vancouver Writers Fest. The Montreal, Que. native’s career covering war and human rights stories, ﬁling stories from the frontlines in Bosnia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East, is a far cry from her initial job as a physical education teacher. Armstrong says she was “very” pregnant with their third child when her husband’s boss’ wife called her and said, “‘There’s a man opening a magazine. I gave him your name.’” “I said, ‘My name?’ I never wrote anything. I was always the bridesmaid they gave the wine to and said, ‘Write the poem for the shower,’ but I’d never done anything,” she says, reached Tuesday from Calgary, where she had travelled as part of her current cross-Canada book tour. Armstrong currently splits her time between Salt Spring Island, Toronto, Ont. and her cottage near Bathurst, N.B. Despite her reservations, she took the meeting, ﬁguring due to her pregnancy she wasn’t going to be doing a lot of round off back handsprings in the near future, she says. She got the job, as did her boss’ wife, a home economics teacher who gave sewing lessons over at the CBC at lunchtime. “I thought, ‘Oh, she must be real media. She must know how to do this,’” says Armstrong. A third woman, a recipe developer at Canada Packers, was also hired and they served as the founding editors of Canadian Living magazine. “That’s where I learned and I loved it immediately and moved on from there,” she says, of her career in journalism. While at Canadian Living, Armstrong had an opportunity to write a story out of Liberia, and her passion became clear. She continued writing stories in that vein when she moved on to become editor of Homemakers, a publication with a reputation for being a “thinking woman’s magazine.” “The editors before me had already taken on all the big issues of the ’80s — incest and wife assault and domestic violence, all those kinds of things,” she says. “I took over in ’88 and at that time, I ﬁgured the all-news networks were in our living rooms and it changed what we know. We used to be able to say, ‘I didn’t know.’ And if you don’t know, you’re not driven to any sort of action. But once those all-news networks were in our living rooms, we knew.” Polling her readers, she realized they were just as upset as she was and likewise craved more information than the 90-second truncated TV news reports provided, and so Homemakers started publishing articles covering conﬂict from the point of view of what happens to women and girls in war-torn countries
FREELANCE journalist Sally Armstrong has covered war and human rights stories in Bosnia, Africa, Asia and the Middle East. around the world. “The readers poured through the windows and doors,” says Armstrong, who maintained her post as editor as well as began travelling to remote locations to research articles for publication in the magazine. Armstrong is currently a freelance journalist, contributing regularly to CBC Radio’s Ideas program as well as Chatelaine and Macleans. Ascent of Women follows Armstrong’s previous books, which include Veiled Threat: The Hidden Power of the Women of Afghanistan (2002), Bitter Roots, Tender Shoots: The Uncertain Fate of Afghanistan’s Women (2008) and The Nine Lives of Charlotte Taylor (2007). She previously served on the United Nations’ International Women’s Commission, and is currently on the advisory council for Human Rights Watch. She is also an avid speaker at fundraisers for humanitarian organizations, including Canadian Women for Women in Afghanistan, the Stephen Lewis Foundation and the Canadian Women’s Foundation. Early in her career, she worried about being known as both a journalist and a humanitarian. “I know I have to seek the truth of what’s happening and report that back to my readers. That’s my job. I used to worry when people would say journalist/ humanitarian because I felt like they were putting me down as a journalist but I don’t worry about those things anymore,” she says. Armstrong decided to write Ascent of Women: Our turn, our way after experiencing an epiphany, feeling as if the “earth was shifting,” seeing women’s efforts towards change not only taking root but turning the tide. Among the things she’s noticed is the increased communication among women, seeing them come together, including in their respective communities, like African women taking a stand to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS, and in forming effective international organizations like Women Living Under Muslim Laws. As well, thanks to the Internet and social media, women from Africa, to Asia and the Americas have been able to connect with one another. “I think the worst thing that ever happened to extremists
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CALENDAR From page 15 7182. 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 GallantAve.,NorthVancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. Common/Opposites: An 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. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. Imagery in Colour and Ceramic: An exhibition of Roohay Marandi’s ceramic sculptures and pottery and Nazanin Sadeghi’s watercolour paintings will run until March 31. Cherry Blossoms — A Textile Translation: The Vancouver Guild of Fibre and Arts and ﬁbreEssence will hold a juried exhibition inspired by the cherry blossom from April 2 to 21. Artists will be in the gallery throughout the run demonstrating techniques. Opening reception: Tuesday, April 2, 6-8 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr.,
West Vancouver. Info: 604925-7400 or westvanlibrary. ca. 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. Art in the Hall: Riitta Peirone’s work in pastels, acrylics, watercolours and oils will be on display until May 10. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or westvancouvermuseum.ca. 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 Classical and Choral Series — Brahms’ Requiem: Capilano University Festival See more page 22
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The Croods worthy of your 3-D dollars
■ The Croods. Directed by Chris Sanders and Kirk DeMicco. Featuring Nicolas Cage, Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Catherine Keener. Rating: 6 (out of 10)
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FEEDING off the colossal success of that other prehistoric franchise, Ice Age, DreamWorks hopes to attract big numbers with some big Hollywood names. Emma Stone, Ryan Reynolds and Nicolas Cage star as a prehistoric family on the move after their world starts crumbling around them. Crood family patriarch Grug (Cage) has seen his neighbours gobbled up by predators, and decides that the best way to keep his family safe is to stick to their cave. “New is always dangerous” is the Crood credo. If you thought being grounded to your room was bad, try being conﬁned to hole in a rock. Understandably, teenaged Eep (Stone) is going more than a little stir crazy hanging out with baby Sandy, mom Ugga (Catherine Keener), her dottery Gran (Cloris Leachman) and lunk-headed brother Thunk (Clark Duke, Hot Tub Time Machine). She longs to see the world beyond the cave’s mouth, danger or not. One night Eep sneaks out and encounters Guy (Reynolds), a dude her age with perfect pecs and a theory about impending doom. Plus he can make ﬁre: how can dad compete with that? Grug is old-school while Guy is a Renaissance man, a few million years early. This clash between old and new forms the primary discord of the tale. Add that to typical teen hormones and dad’s inherent inability to let go of his little girl, and it’s going to be a long epoch. The family ﬁnds themselves on the march after their cave is destroyed. The jungle is sure a lot more colourful than the cave, with technicolour ﬂora and fauna and giant saber-toothed kitties to match. There are even creatures caught in mid-evolution, like the Fish Cat (felinus pisceatus). But danger and wonder are found in equal measure on their journey to the promised land. They travel en masse with Belt, the world’s ﬁrst pet.
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Grit, has become the go-to visual effects consultant enlisted to make kids’ ﬂicks a panoramic, multi-layered experience. So far he’s livened up the animated vistas of Rise of the Guardians, Rango, How To Train Your Dragon, Puss In Boots and Wall-E, and his touch undoubtedly helped make The Croods worthy of your 3-D dollars. The Croods is populated by colourful, fanciful creatures, paving the way for novelizations, electronic games, dolls, plush toys and Croodaceous Creature Packs. (The Croods McDonaldland Happy Meal toys are already available for purchase on eBay). The ﬁlm is an entertaining enough Jurassic journey, but a little more oomph to the script would’ve made it a great one.
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Man with the magic touch
■ Vitaly: An Evening of Wonders, Saturday, March 23, 7 p.m. at Presentation House Theatre. Tickets $22 at phtheatre.org.
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SKEPTICS would have us believe magic isn’t real. That it’s merely a grand spectacle of sneak and illusion, showmanship and creativity, and a fast pair of hands. It’s like a ninja, but with more pizzazz. Well, perhaps magic isn’t real. But following this illusionist’s work, those in attendance who play along won’t be able to legally drive home. That’s real. No, audience members aren’t getting drunk for this trick. But this master of illusion will take a driver’s licence, any licence, remove the face and place any other face one desires in its place. It’s an illusion that took years, from inception to realization, for Vitaly Beckman to create and master, and it’s just one of many original concoctions he is bringing to the North Shore on Saturday, March 23 with his show entitled “An Evening of Wonders.” “If you’re not happy with your driver’s licence photo, bring it to the show and I will literally remove people’s faces and I will then exchange their faces,” he said. “They can take it home if they like the new picture. I hope not to get in trouble with the RCMP.”
As slick and sneaky as Edward Norton in The Illusionist and fairly less insane than Hugh Jackman in The Prestige, Beckman aims to astonish North Shore residents with his utterly original illusions, just as he’s tried to do since his quest in magic ﬁrst began 17 years ago. The Belarus-born illusionist began his career at the age of 14 when the aspiring artist put down the paintbrush and picked up a wand — metaphorically, of course. “When I was a teenager I watched quite a lot of magicians on television,” Beckman says, explaining his fascination with the craft. “One of them was David Copperﬁeld. Penn and Teller, Siegfried and Roy, I watched really a lot of magicians.” These world-famous acts inspired Beckman to not only take a crack at magic and illusions, but pushed his ﬁrm belief that whatever you create should be original. And if you do it, go for the gusto. “My magic isn’t just the type of magic that happens on stage, it happens in the entire theatre,” Beckman said. “Objects will teleport from one audience member to another audience member’s hands. I want them to immerse in the magic.” Magic is more to Beckman than a good time. It’s a way of perceiving life a little differently, and capturing the feeling of wonder and curiosity we all had as children. “I encourage the audience in the show to use our imaginations as I think that’s the key to ﬁnding real magic in our lives,” he said. “If we have any kind of problem, I try to look more within.” This is the third time Beckman will
be performing in North Vancouver’s Presentation House. He has performed internationally for people of all ages, and he won’t stop until he’s restored the once jaw-dropping wonder the magicians of old inspired. Yet he knows he can’t just pull a rabbit out of a black top hat or pretend to slowly and painfully saw someone in half. Keeneyed audience members are getting crafty and skeptical and jump at the chance to call out any half-hearted attempts. This is why Beckman will spend years creating and perfecting an illusion to the point where even the most skeptical observer will have trouble coming up with an answer. “I really look within my own imagination and try and get inspired,” Beckman said. “It can be a year or two before I ﬁgure out how to execute an idea, then a couple of years after that performing and perfecting it for audiences.” His belief is dreams can become reality. He dreams of a paintbrush that paints by itself, or creating drawings that come to life before the audience. And he wants you to jump inside his head and come along for the ride. “It’s about the feeling of becoming a child again,” he said. “As kids we notice that we haven’t seen this before, it looks wondrous. When we grow older … life becomes like a routine and we notice less and we don’t pay attention to the beauty that’s everywhere around us. When we watch magic it sharpens our senses, it reminds us of those sensations and life becomes less of a routine after that, hopefully.”
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Shoichet keeps the faith From page 16 to work their butts off because it’s a hard business to be in.” Asked what Sheridan’s talent judges saw in her, Shoichet takes a moment before answering. “I guess maybe what they saw was a positive attitude and willingness to work maybe some nuggets of talent,” she offers. That talent was put to the test when Shoichet graduated. “I took a leap of faith when I moved to Vancouver after going to school. I decided not to do any barista jobs or anything like that just to see if I could get my foot in the door in the Vancouver scene,” she says. The voice that was on display on Victoria streets continued to be an asset for Shoichet, who used her range, power and feel to sing funk with Soulstream, French pop with Mimosa, and bring life to dogs, pixies, and fairies. When not on stage, Shoichet has been the voice behind characters in InuYasha and other anime programs as well as Twilight Sparkle in My Little Pony: Friendship is Magic. “I still have a special place in my heart for a character I played in Kid vs. Kat and his name was Lorne. He was a bit of a bruiser, the stocky kid who was a bit of a bully, but because he wasn’t super-bright, was pretty endearing and fun to play,” she says. Speaking to the North Shore News while parked on the side of the road, shortly after dropping her kids off at school and before heading to rehearsals, Shoichet reﬂects on her career. “There’s a lot to be said for having faith, that if you keep working at it that you’ll ﬁnd your niche and you’ll get the role that you deserve,” she says. “I think being in this business it’s always a bit of a test. . . . Are you up for it this year? Can you keep making this your business, because it’s not a stable career by any means. It’s like a
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Homegrown talent ROB Stover, who grew up in West Vancouver, and Roger Kettyls, who lives in North Vancouver, are starring in The Wilslow Boy at Metro Theatre, 1370 SW Marine Dr., Vancouver. The show runs March 22 to April 20. Tickets $23/$20 at metrotheatre.com From page 22 be joined by cellist Marina Hasselberg and harpsichord player Christina Hutton Thursday, April 11 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. James Hall: 3214 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. Cap Global Roots Series: The Savoy Family Cajun Band will perform Thursday, April 4 at 8 p.m. Admission: $28/$25.
Tickets: 604-990-7810 or capilanou.ca/nscucentre. St. Stephen’s Anglican Church: 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9264381. Jazz Vespers: Guitarist Henry Young will perform rock and roll, rhythm and blues and jazz Sunday, March 31 at 4 p.m. Admission: $10 donation at the door appreciated. West Vancouver United
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 and April 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $22/$15/$10. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets: deepcovestage.com or 604929-3200. North Shore Chorus will hold a gala fundraiser Thursday, April 4. The evening will start
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE
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Contrast is key for spring DEAR Mattie:
What colours are in fashion this spring? Styling in Edgemont
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Dear Edgemont: There are many new styles and colours that are trending this season. The colours fall into two extremes. There is a light grouping as well as a dark one. Wearing contrasting colours is the new trend. There is a lot of black in fashion this spring. I am not a fan of too much black in spring and summer as I feel we should explore the new trends and pick fashions that are cheerful. If you do opt for some of the black fashions, add white to create a contrast. Colour-blocking trends are popular this season. Yellow with black is also a new trend that contributes to the look of effortless colour blocking that has a sleek and understated look. Consider bold accessories so that you look in tune with fashion. Colour blocking alone might look too simple. Many of the lighter colours are incorporated into delicate fabrics. The fabric allows the ﬂow of the silhouette. There is lace, sheer, chiffon and satiny fabrics that have a sophisticated yet casual appeal. There are gold and silver metallic threads that shimmer these colours into the evening. The lighter colours fall into two categories. The pastels are soft feminine colours. The pastels vary in the range of light blue, green, and pink. The bolder colours are only bold in comparison. They are not daring colours. They are a muted version. The muted colours are raspberry instead of red, carrot instead of orange and turquoise instead of electric blue. The trend in colours this season is to wear tons of it.
Therefore, all pastels and all muted colours are in fashion this season. This large variety of colour options allows for the great patterns that are also in fashion this spring. These patterns use the pastels with the muted colours. Plaids are making a comeback in new colour combos. Florals aren’t so big this season, unless they are mini daisies or outlines of ﬂowers. Graphic prints including circles and dots are fun and trendy. Horizontal and vertical stripes have a modern edge. Most of the abstract prints have two or three colours, not more. It is a graphic look, not an overwhelming one. All of these colours and prints work because of the layering trend that is still in fashion. Wearing older pieces with new pieces, or muted pieces with pastels works in the way you put them together. Fashionable layering can subdue some of the louder prints as well as make your outﬁt pop. Layering is a great way to create a balanced modern look. The silhouette this season complements the colours, patterns and layering. It is a ﬁt and ﬂare look. Some pieces are ﬁtted and the other half is ﬂared. Top or bottom, mix and match, you choose. The look is of volume, not narrow. The centre is your waistline, which is nipped at the higher end of your waist, just below your ribs. Fashions this season are going to be romantic and edgy. Your outﬁt, whether casual or formal, should have an element of contrast. Adieu, Mattie
Mattie a la Mode is a monthly fashion advice column. Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. She can be reached via her blog: mattiealamode. com and you can follow her on pinterest.com/mattiealamode
Vancouver Fashion Week: The fall/Winter 2013 season kicked 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 www.vanfashionweek.com for a complete show schedule. Spring fashion event: Ambleside clothing boutique Gerry Weber will celebrate its ﬁrst year in business with an in-store event from 1 to 3 p.m. on Saturday, March 23, featuring informal modelling of spring clothing and accessories from the German fashion and lifestyle brand. Space is limited so call in advance to reserve your spot: 604-922-9144. Portobello West launches its seventh season the weekend of 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. Store opening: Minichiello’s Custom Tailoring is celebrating the opening of its new location at 101-118 East 2nd St., North Vancouver and will be showing off the new shop on Saturday, March 23 between 3 to 5 p.m. 2013 Show Off event: A celebration of hair fashion is taking place on Monday, March 25 at 7 p.m. at the Vogue Theatre, 918 Granville St., Vancouver. The Show Off event is in association with See more page 32
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Reﬁne Spa ﬁnds its niche in Ambleside Christine Lyon email@example.com
MEDICAL spas, or medi-spas, are becoming an increasingly popular purveyor of esthetic services, prompting one local entrepreneur to offer a gentler alternative.
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Gislinde Bronson, co-owner of Reﬁne Spa in Ambleside, focuses her beauty business on non-invasive treatments. While medi-services such as Botox, laser skin care and microdermabrasion may offer quick results, Bronson says the procedures are costly and just one step away from surgery. “There’s a lot of women who, ﬁrst of all, don’t want to spend the money on it, and are just totally against all these invasive procedures, because they actually have to damage your skin to repair it. We don’t damage the skin in any way here at all,” she says. One of the signature pieces of equipment at Reﬁne Spa is the R-Lift, a $10,000 machine that uses red LED light and micro-currents to target aging skin cells. A pronged tool follows the contour of the face, contracting and relaxing the muscles. “You actually put a gel on the face and that prevents you from getting shocked because it is a current and it’s like an ultrasound,” Bronson says. The R-Lift is used alongside a facial treatment, which may incorporate the spa’s recently launched Swiss Line paramedical skincare products. Another one of Reﬁne Spa’s non-invasive resources is the Eurowave slimming machine, which promises to help people lose inches without going under the knife. “You put it on any part of your body that you want
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REFINE Spa’s R-Lift machine uses red LED light and micro-currents to rejuvenate skin cells. to lose inches and it sends a faradic wave to contract or relax your muscles, so 18 minutes on that machine is like doing 200 perfect sit-ups, you get the same toning and strengthening,” Bronson says. Bronson opened her Marine Drive spa in November 2011 as Reﬁne Express Spa, seeking to ﬁll what she perceived as a gap between the quickie nail studios and highend hotel spas. Last year, she teamed up with co-owner Brian Hooshi and the pair are now undergoing a rebranding process, removing the word “express” from their business name and revamping their menu of products and services.
fashion ﬁle From page 31 presenting sponsor L’Oréal Professionnel, charity sponsor Goldwell/KMS Ca, community sponsor AG Hair and main media sponsor CityTV. Visit beautycouncil.ca for information. Runaway with Style: Women in Leadership will host a fashion show and shopping event featuring Jacqueline Conoir and JAC by Vancouver designer RozeMerie Cuevas on Thursday, April 4, 6:30-9:30 p.m. The event will be at JC Studio on West Sixth Avenue and include a trend talk by Cuevas, presentation of the spring-summer collection and opportunity to shop the runway after the show. Admission in includes a glass of champagne, appetizers and entry into door prize draws. Prizes include a pair of tickets to the Jacqueline Conoir fall fashion show and a custom House of Bun pearl necklace by designer Carola Bun. Tickets, $50, for purchase at womeninleadership-vancouver. com.
In addition to R-Lift and Eurowave treatments, Reﬁne Spa also offers the usual assortment of day spa services, such as manicures, pedicures, massages, facials, waxing and eyelash extensions. The spa interior has a distinct Westcoast ﬂavour, featuring an earthy colour palette with stone and pinecone accents. Bronson says her goal is to create an unpretentious atmosphere of “simple luxury.” “Most women come in their Lululemons and they’ve just come from a dog walk or coffee with their friends or from the gym,” she says. “They come in here feeling very relaxed.”
Thrifty chic: The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave., just off Mount Seymour Parkway) is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. Make way for spring fashions by clearing out unwanted clothing and accessories and donating them to the Canadian Diabetes Association’s Clothesline program. Clothesline accepts gently used clothing, all cloth-based items, shoes, boots, books, toys and more. Visit diabetes.ca for dropoff locations. 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 Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@ nsnews.com.
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Women breaking silence From page 18 and misogynists and fundamentalists was the day those women started talking to each other. . . . Women wearing hijab found out that despite what the fundamentalists had said, women wearing jeans were not all whores and the women wearing jeans found out that despite what they’d been told, women wearing hijab were not all subjugated and oppressed,” says Armstrong. Increased emphasis on the importance of education has also contributed to the felt change. Armstrong recalls a woman in Afghanistan she interviewed who related being unable to read as “being blind,” stating, “‘I couldn’t read so I couldn’t see what was going on.’” “Women have started to ask questions they never dared to ask before. They’re asking where is it written in the Qur’an that my daughter can’t go to school? Where is it written that I can’t go to work?” she adds. Ascent of Women chronicles a number of positive stories, including the Senegal women who are helping eradicate female genital cutting and the 160 Kenyan girls, ages three to 17, who are suing their government for failing to protect them from being raped. “All these things that are happening wouldn’t have happened a couple of years ago,” says Armstrong, who’s been “absolutely delighted” with the response she’s received for her book thus far. “Although my research is very, very strong and I can back up every claim, I was afraid that some people would say, ‘Oh come on. Things are too terrible for women. You couldn’t possibly be turning a corner.’ And that hasn’t happened, the opposite has happened. People are saying, ‘I thought this too’ and ‘I’m so glad to hear this’ and I think people are really
IN her new book, Ascent of Women, Sally Armstrong chronicles stories of positive social change. rejoicing,” she says. When asked what society members in the Western world can do to help the women she’s come to know further their respective causes, Armstrong says of course supporting worthy NGOs is important, but the most important thing is for community members to use their own voice to inspire change. “I don’t think people realize how valuable their voices are,” she says. “We tend to think, ‘I’m not famous enough, or rich enough or powerful enough. I’m only one person. I can’t make any change. Nothing I say or do is going to change anything’ and that’s not true. Your voice is really, really valuable. When you speak up and say, ‘This is not okay with me,’ you’re planting a seed and you’re doing a very important thing.”
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CALENDAR From page 29 with a reception at 6:45 p.m. followed by a performance of Deep Cove Stage’s Half Life. Admission: $20. Tickets: info@nschorus. com. Half Life: A romantic comedy April 5, 6, 10-13 and 17-20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604-981-6335. The Taming of the Shrew: Shakespeare’s story of the timeless battle of the sexes April 11-13 at 8 p.m. with a matinee April 13 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $43/$39/$24. Metro Theatre: 1370 SW Marine Dr., Vancouver. Info: 604266-7191 or metrotheatre.com. The Winslow Boy: A story inspired by an actual event and set against the strict codes of conduct and manners of the Edwardian age Thursdays-Saturdays, March 23 to April 20 at 8 p.m. with matinees April 7 and 14 at 2 p.m. There will also be a preview show March 22 at 8 p.m. with tickets for $12. Admission: $20$23. Tickets: eventbrite.com/event/5887964059. Mulgrave’s Linda Hamer Theatre: 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver. Innocence Lost: Students will perform a play about Steven Truscott who was convicted or murder and years later acquitted
April 11-13 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $20/$10. Tickets: 604913-6032. Info: mulgrave.com. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-990-3474. Stationary — A Recession-Era Musical: A story that explores the lives of six young people who after graduating discover that the world isn’t quite what they were promised April 4-14 at 8 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. Tickets: $14$28. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or northvanplayers.ca. The Drawer Boy: A drama with pithy rural humour April 4 (preview)-6, 10-13 and 17-20 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. 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 The Biltmore Cabaret: 2755 Prince Edward St., Vancouver.
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Video and CD Release: Catlow will release Pinkly Things and Library and Adrienne Pierce will perform Saturday, March 30, 8-11 p.m. Larson Station Restaurant: Glenegales Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Jazz Nights: Vocalist Maria Ho will be accompanied by pianist Ron Johnston and bassist Dave Guiney Friday, March 22, 7-9 p.m. La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604986-6556. 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: 778-7828000 or philosopherscafe.net. 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: queenscross.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:3011:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:3011:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. 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. See more page 35
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■ Balthazar Korab: Architect of Photography by John Comazzi, Princeton Architectural Press, 192 pages, $45 For Balthazar Korab the twin careers of architect and photographer have been a perfect ﬁt. In both areas his work has been driven by visual aesthetics and practical applications. As a young man he left his native Hungary in 1949 to escape the communist regime and ﬁnished his architectural studies in Paris. In 1955 he was hired by Eero Saarinen as a designer and soon became the U.S. ﬁrm’s ofﬁcial photographer. His architect’s sensibilities combined with a brilliant eye for composition produced stunning images of projects for Saarinen’s ﬁrm and later a wide range of other architects.
Throughout his long career his passion for design has driven him to create remarkable studies of projects in various stages of completion. This collection of photographs show not only his distinctive approach but also showcases the work of many of the top architects of the 20th century. — Terry Peters
Worship a nd All That Jazz An Invitation to Join us ...
Jazz Vespers Service featuring
Henry Young Quartet Sunday, Mar. 31/13 • 4pm
Suggested donation: $10
St. Stephen’s Anglican Church 885 22nd Street, West Vancouver
Celebrating 100 years of service
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address the question what is blocking sustainability? Tuesday, April 2 at 7:30 p.m. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: centennialtheatre.com or 604-9844484. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7290 or ferrybuildinggallery. com. The World’s Greatest Paintings: Art history lectures on ﬁlm by Professor William Kloss of the Smithsonian Mondays until March 25, 7-9 p.m. Drop-in fee: $8. Indigo Bookstore: 1025 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Meet and Greet: Rahela Nayebzadah will be signing her book Jeegareh Ma Saturday, March 23 from noon to 3 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Van. Info: 604-925-7407 or westvanlibrary.ca. 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.
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, 7:309:30 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: 778340-3379 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Release Party: Lisa Voisin will host a party to launch her book The Watcher Thursday, March 28, 7-9 p.m. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-9907810 or capilanou.ca/nscucentre. EarthWorks: Ecological expert William Rees will
Death and taxes THE Stanﬁelds, from Atlantic Canada, play tracks from their latest album Death & Taxes on Thursday, March 28, 8 p.m. at Venue, 881 Granville St., Vancouver. Tickets $12 at venuelive.ca.
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 www.blueeyedmarys.com
Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night. Come for the good food, stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours. Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880. 1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$ For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse. Larson Station West Coast Bistro, a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility,tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course. LIVE MUSIC Fridays BRUNCH on weekends.Family friendly & casual, with ﬂavours of the West Coast. 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778-279-8874
The Salmon House
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week. 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322
Neighbourhood Noodles House
North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout.Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms. 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about. 1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com
An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver. Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings. 2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212
FRENCH Chez Michel
1373 Marine Dr. (2nd ﬂr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
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 www.handi-restaurant.com
Where one spicy sauce does not ﬁt all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95. 116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com
PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub
Award winning neighbourhood pub that offers weekly and daily food specials, featured drinks, prizes plus a full Take-Out menu. Free parking & close to public transit. Follow us on Facebook, Twitter & Trip Advisor. 1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view. 86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087
Village Tap House
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week. 1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 email@example.com
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.
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 www.thaipudpong.com
WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge. 138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill
Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu.From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad,clam chowder, king crab,steaks,seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com. 1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com
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JOYCE TAYLOR (1920-2013) It is with profound sadness that we announce that our Mum, Joyce passed away peacefully in her sleep on Sunday, March 10th at her home in West Vancouver. Joyce was born in Regina to Edna and Percy Traub. She trained to be a physiotherapist at the University of Toronto and ser ved overseas in England in the Canadian Army Medical Corps during the Second World War. While there, in 1944, she married Doug Watterson, a young Canadian RCAF pilot whom she had ﬁrst met in Regina. Tragically, Doug was killed only a week later during a night mission. However, Joyce was pregnant and returned home and their son David Douglas was born in 1945. Joyce moved to Calgary after the war where she worked as a physio at the Colonel Belcher Hospital before establishing one of the ﬁrst and most highly respected private physio practices, the Medical Art Physiotherapy Clinic. In 1956, Joyce remarried to Michael Taylor, a widower recently emigrated from England. His young son Paul thereafter joined the family. Joyce and Michael then had two children, Elizabeth and John. Joyce, Michael and Elizabeth moved to England in 1971 and returned to Canada in 1975, settling in West Vancouver. After their separation in 1979, Joyce remained in West Vancouver. Joyce led a very active life & enjoyed golﬁng, cross-country skiing, walking, playing bridge, and travelling abroad. She loved Music in the Morning and participated as a volunteer with the Vancouver Art Gallery & the Vancouver Symphony. Joyce was a warm-hearted and generous person who was blessed with a wide circle of friends and relatives here, in Calgary and in England. She remained very active in her favourite pastimes and played bridge with friends only a few days before she passed away. Joyce was predeceased by her younger brothers, Gordon and Barry. She adored being Grandma to Natalie, David, Charlie and George and will be deeply missed by them, by her very special son John, and by Doug & Sandy, Elizabeth & Robert, Paul & Cathy, sisters-in-law Donna Traub and Ann Traub and her nieces, nephews and other family and friends. A celebration of Joyce’s life will be held on Thursday, March 28th, 2:00 pm. at First Memorial Boal Chapel 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. In lieu of ﬂowers, friends may wish to make a donation to the North Shore ConneXions Society or Community Living BC in her name.
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BRIERLY- Iris Passed away peacefully on March 12/13 at the age of 83. Predeceased by her husband Sidney in 1986, Iris will be lovingly remembered by her daughter Julie (Con), son Colin, Helga, and her grandchildren: James, Jocelyn, Connor and Chris. Immigrating from England in 1953, Iris resided in Dollarton, captivated by its beauty, for sixty years. A celebration of her life will be held at Seymour Golf Club, Sunday March 24, 2013 3-5. Please donate to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.
1122 GOUGH, Olwen Sylvia Nov 18, 1927 - Mar 14, 2013 Our Mom, Olwen Sylvia Gough passed away peacefully on March 14th, 2013 after a determined battle with Alzheimers. Predeceased by her husband, John, her brother George Fox, and great grandson Scott Gough. Olwen is survived by her children, Alan, Brian (Carol), Brenda (Pat), her grandchildren Danny, David, Meaghan, John and Jennifer, great grandson Dylan, and her sister Mary Freeman and nephews David and Douglas Todd. Our sincere thanks to Hana and all the staff at Inglewood Care Centre for their excellent care and support. She will be sadly missed by those she leaves behind. A memorial service and reception is planned for Friday, March 22nd at 2:00 pm at Boal Chapel located at 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Alzheimer‘s Society of Canada would be greatly appreciated.
SHAW - Robert Wayne August 18, 1937 - March 8, 2013
It is with heavy hearts that we announce the passing of Wayne Shaw. On the night of Friday, March 8th 2013, at age 75, we said goodbye to a brave father, papi and friend. He was a charming intellectual with a tender heart, who had a way with words as was shown in every story that he shared. Wayne was born in Flin Flon, Manitoba and grew up in Vancouver, where he graduated from UBC and eventually settled and raised his family in West Vancouver. A cultured man who possessed an immense affection for art, history and travelling, he spent part of his early teenage years living in Brazil and later lived in Montreal as a young man. He had a passion for Costa Rica and travelled there throughout his middle years. Wayne lived life and his wild mountain adventures made him a ‘legend’ in Whistler. His career spanned various occupations in the insurance and stock market industries. He was co-founder of Shaw Sabey & Associates and went on to be a successful stock promoter in his golden years. Survived and greatly loved by his children, Greg (Andrea), Alicia (Raivo), Lauren, Emma (Dustin) and his grandchildren, Kayla, Nevaeh and Natasha. He also leaves behind his aunt Elinor, her daughter Andrea, the mother of his children Judy Shaw, and many friends. We are deeply grateful to the doctors and nurses in the ICU and Palliative Care Unit at Lions Gate Hospital, for their compassion and support. In lieu of ﬂowers, donations to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated. A Memorial Service will be held at 10 am on Saturday, March 23rd at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, followed by a Celebration of Life at 2 pm at the Beach House in Dundarave at 120 25th Street, West Vancouver, B.C.
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DUFFY, Elisabeth Dorothea Nov 19, 1928 - Mar 07, 2013 Our dearest Elisabeth (Lisl, Oma) passed away peacefully in her North Vancouver home on March 7, 2013, surrounded by her loving family. She leaves behind her beloved husband of 53 years, Patrick, her much loved children Ann, Dorli (Robert), Wendy (Fergus) and John (Cathy), and cherished grand-children, Margot, Ryan, William, Henry and Simon. Predeceased by her brother Christoph in Vienna, and survived by her twin sister Adelina and nieces and nephews in Austria. Lisl was born to Herbert and Dorothea von Bandian in Vienna on November 19, 1928. She enjoyed a charmed childhood and told of happy family times playing games and of lakeside summer holidays. Living through WWII brought out Lisl’s resourcefulness and resilience which served her well for the rest of her life. Blessed with a gift for numbers and natural organizational skills, Lisl enjoyed working in hotel management in Switzerland, Italy, the Bahamas, the US and Canada. She followed her brother Christoph to Toronto in 1956. While working at the Banff Springs Hotel, Lisl met Patrick on the hotel tennis courts. They married in 1959 and began family life in Calgary where their four children were born. Lisl was passionate about being a wife, mother, homemaker and grandmother, and was a lifelong source of unconditional love, acceptance and care. Lisl filled our many family homes with warmth, love and laughter in Calgary, Canberra Australia, Aylmer Quebec, and West and North Vancouver. She was refreshingly straight-to-the-point, a loyal friend and gracious host, and her easy manner and curiosity endeared her to all who met and knew her. Ever practical and creative, Lisl sewed clothing for herself and her children, tended vast vegetable gardens, prepared delicious food, and made bread six loaves at a time. A fun-loving and down-to-earth woman, Lisl was always willing to try new things and support Patrick’s passions and career. She enjoyed classical music, walks in the fresh air and hikes in the mountains, especially the Rockies. She relished raucous games of tennis with family and friends, recent trips to Maui and Europe, and reading three daily papers with her feet up. Lisl will be missed by all and remembered in the innumerable ways she graced our lives. In lieu of flowers, please consider donations to the North Shore Hospice Society so that others might enjoy the loving care that Lisl received in her final weeks (www.northshorehospice.ca). Our family is grateful for the fine care and kindness given to Lisl by her doctors, nurses, and caregivers. A Celebration of Life will take place at 2 pm on Sunday, April 14, 2013 at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver.
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July 12, 1925 - March 12, 2013 Life will be very different now with the passing of our wonderful mother, grandmother and best friend. Family functions will be slightly less exciting, certainly quieter without her infectious laugh and comical anecdotes. She was so full of life, always a big smile and a positive attitude. “Lovely to be around” my friends would say and “terribly charming”. After raising 5 children (affectionately known as the brats) Mom went back into nursing at VGH for 10 years and then enjoyed travelling the world with Papa Ronnie. After Ron Kitching’s passing Mom moved from North Van to West Van. She enjoyed lawn bowling for 19 yrs, was the head volunteer gardener and competed in the BC Summer games. Dolores is survived by her daughters Andrea Bernstein, Michele Lawrence, Shelley Williams and her sons Cal Williams and David Kitching, her five grandchildren Ryan Clancey, Michael Williams, Jeffrey, Joanna and Pamela Bernstein and Rebecca Matthews with great granddaughter Basil. We would like to thank the staff at Hollyburn House Care Centre for their wonderful care and attention and to Dr. Knight for being the nicest doctor in the world. No service by request but a Wake will be held in her honor. We’ll love you forever, we’ll love you for always, forever and ever our Mommy you’ll be!
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca email@example.com
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Coroner Sea to Sky Corridor The BC Coroners Service is seeking an individual who is interested in an opportunity to serve the Sea to Sky Corridor and surrounding areas in this unique position. Under the direction of the Regional Coroner, you will work as an “as-and-whenrequired”medico-legal death investigator. For additional information about this opportunity, please visit http://bit.ly/ YGoj1Z to determine if you have the necessary skills to serve in this interesting and challenging role in the area. North Shore residents available to respond to calls 24/7 within the Sea to Sky Corridor will be considered. Closing date is April 1, 2013.
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If you’re looking to make a positive change, make the move and join the ﬁnest railroad in North America as a Train Conductor. CN has numerous long-term career opportunities available in Western Canada, including SK, AB and Northern BC. To learn how to become a CN Conductor, join us at our next career fair, The Surrey, BC event. In 2012, Canadian Conductors earned an average salary of $85,000. Come to the career fair to discover more about this challenging and rewarding job. It’s also your chance to have an interview on the spot! Register in advance at trainwithcn.ca! Here you will ﬁnd a link to apply online (prior to the event), detailed information on the various locations that CN is hiring for, and our Conductor Job Preview video. WHEN: Wednesday, March 27 – TWO SESSIONS: 8:30 AM and 6:00 PM Thursday, March 28 – ONE SESSION: 8:30 AM Be sure to arrive at the beginning of the session for the mandatory job orientation. WHERE: COMFORT INN & SUITES SURREY 8255 – 166TH STREET, SURREY, BC V4N 5R8 BRING WITH YOU: Your resume, along with a legible copy of 2 different government-issued IDs (including one with photo).
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Weekends were made for shopping, so make sure you check our Classifieds for a comprehensive listing of garage sales in your area!
MALTESE X Yorkie/ Maltese X Havanese / Havanese X Poodle Assorted Colours. Puppies Ready To Go. Very Playful, Cuddly. Great With Children. Hypo Allergenic, Non Shedding $600. 604-582-9911 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Call 604-630-3300 to book your ad
Spring Garage Sales
REAL ESTATE 6007
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089
HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $375K 604- 376-7652 see uSELLaHOME.com id5550
NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $76,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543 TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
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IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
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Houses - Sale
Real Estate Investment
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 see uSELLaHOME.com id4642
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $545,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $375K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272
REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595 CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500
Lots & Acreage
NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546
PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547
HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428 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
S. Surrey/ White Rock FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
For Sale by Owner
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
Houses - Sale
MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
BBY 2 lev home on 60ftx120ft lot with MILLION $ VIEW! 3 BR, 1.5 bath up. Authorized 2 BR ste down. $898,000. 604-526-7478
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
1 BR’S , From $930/mo, Available April 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558
1 BDRM Apt in character bldg, hardwood, heat, hot water, no pets, $930, Apr. 1: 604-983-0423
Langley/ Aldergrove LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms!
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section.
To advertise online:
1 BR immac, $1,200 ss appl, granite, heat & h/water, balcony, ug/prkg, storage, ns/np May 1st. 235 West 4th St. 604-315-8491
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Apr 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 1st floor, newly renovated incl’d new appliances, faces south, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1650 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
1 BR Quay area, 14th flr, Mtn view, balcony, $1045 incl heat, h/w, fresh paint, new f/s, access to sauna, exercise & craft rooms. Covered parking & locker. Cat ok, 1 year lease, N/S, avail May 1. Call 604-983-9874 or email: email@example.com
DODWELL STRATA MGT
2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545 2 BR $1150 May 1, cntrl Lons, hw flrs, incls hydro, ht & h/w, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR- Branches Complex Lynn Valley, $1675, available now. Pets ok. 604-351-9777 www.lougheedproperties.com 2 BR large, $1290, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537
★A QUIET BLDG ★ Moving Allowance, 1BR grnd flr North $920, Now. Lrg 1BR top flr North $975, Apr 1, Carpets, drapes, heat, htwater, gated prkg avail, no cats/dogs 604-986-7745 Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br,$1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778-227-5042
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 3 BR Apt, Immed/April 1st Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
1 BR (Lonsdale & W 5th) laminate flrs, new kitchen cabs gated prkg, west facing, $940 inc heat, h/w. ns/np 1st Apr. 604-983-9469
2BR view, $1250, 2BR corner, $1175, 1BR view $950 incls heat, hotwater, cable, ns np, April 1, min 1 yr lease, 604-987-8807
145 West Keith Road. 1 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.
1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, ns/ np, $1100. May 1st 604-669-3950
3 BR $1400 & $1450 Now/June 1 h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554
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RENTALS cont. from previous page
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Large 2 BR $1375 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach & 1 BDRM, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
Park Royal Towers
Completely Renovated All Utilities Included
1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq.ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq.ft.) PINACLE RESIDENCE @ the Pier 2br, 2ba 1600sf incl. 400sf water front terrace, pool, sauna gym, Hotel servs. seabus quay mkt. $3000 Apr.1st 604-644-1966
Spectacular City & Ocean Views’ Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
Houses - Rent
2 BR + den, Central Lonsdale. Main flr + upstairs. Recent reno, yard mtce provided. Laminate flr throughout, wireless internet. Close to bus & shops, np ns. $2300. 604-210-1760 3 BR chalet, Upper Delbrook, architect design, h/w flrs, walk to creek, $2,950/m, 604-982-8885 4 BR, 2.5 bath, Lynn Valley, updated, 2 f/p, walk to school & amen, ns $2800. Apr 15 or sooner. Call or text 604-862-2434 5 BR, British Properties 4 bath, 3 lvls, nice view, large yard, hot tub $3700 mth. 604-261-4310
5BR, 2.5 ba, 2 lvl, City/Mnt views, Ballantree Rd, W Van, 3385sf, newly reno’d, hw flrs, 2 fp, Now, ns/np, $3750/mo, 604-469-1148
935 Marine Drive
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 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, Apr 1, np/ns, $1550, 604-986-1294
STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Large 1 BR for $1600 Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713 www.austeville.com
Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment 2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment
WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall
Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
Duplexes - Rent
3 BR, E 2nd & St. Patricks, city views, sxs, recent reno, 2 baths, l/rm up, fam rm dwn, wood flrs, f/p, garage, $2175 Apr.1st. 604-984-9191
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.
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 LRG 1BR ste, $1785, inste w/d, stunning views. 2BR $1740, water views, hw flrs, 2150 Bellevue, renos, ns/np, 604-921-4384
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, Execs. 604-987-2691
GARAGE WANTED to stuff newspapers in Lonsdale area. Call Shamel 604-377-6591
CARPENTER 25 yrs exp., reliable, quality work. $41.50/hr, WCB 604-839-0256 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 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca
EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290
8060 HIGHLAND DR. 604-908-7368 3 BR, 2.5 bth, 1/2 acre lot, garage, pet ok, lease, $2500. WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets, Details @ 604-319-7674
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
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
1 BDRM bsmt, Delbrook, $1000 incl utils & cable, priv w/d, n/s, no pets, Avail Now, 604-710-9820 1 BR 950 sf, priv deck, view, British Prop., np ns. Furn $1350, unfurn $1150. 604-261-4310 1 BR bsmt ste, mid Lonsdale, pet ok, shared laundry, $900 incl utils & cable. Call 604-980-8012 2 BR bsmt, shr’d w/d, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1165 + % utils, lease, April 1, 604-306-7187. 2 BR, grnd lvl,West Van 1,000sf, $1,400+util, yard, w/d, f/p, np, n/s, May 1st, suit exec 604-581-8494 2BR +, 1200sf, lrg modern CDS, heated flrs, inste w/d, d/w, cntrl vac, $1250 + uitls, dogs/kids welcome, Now, 604-562-3181, firstname.lastname@example.org 3 BR bsmt in Brand new home, Queensbury area, $2150 incl utils, Apr 1, ns np. 604-725-7270
HANDCRAFTED Custom/pre-fab Cedar Fences. 778-322-8645 johngormleycarpentry.com
N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495
ABEAM CONTRACTING Siding/decks/fences/repairs. (778) 988-7454. Abeam.ca
−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791
WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663 WEST VAN DRAINAGE Drain Tile Cleaning - Water Line Excavation 604-340-8989
Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction 604-230-3559 Rustic Fence ★ Best Materials Best Prices & Workmanship, Free Est, Since 1962, 604-985-3414
INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
ANNA CLEANING SERVICES
BEAUTIFUL 6 bdrm home Chartwell Cres, walk to Sentinel & Chartwell schools. 3 car garage, pool & million dollar view. $6000. Call Afsaneh 604-762-1925
NORTH SHORE FENCES
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com
VERY NICE 2 BR, nr Cap U, 1,000 sf, ns, $1,295, incl heat & prkg. Call Dirk. 604-612-9032
AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769
Installed • Cleaned • Repaired
Need an electrician? Call KCR Electric 604.808.5445 Contractor No. LEL0201238
#18405 Electrician Best Rates,
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, floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745
ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026
6605 PLACE YOUR GARAGE SALE ADS 24/7 Go to nsnews.com classiﬁeds.nsnews.com and Click on classiﬁeds
3 BR, 4 yrs, 2500sf, 2.5 ba, 8690 Seascape Dr. Howe Sound, Now, water/mnt view, 604-318-8788 3 BR, Central Lynn Valley, short term Apr & May 1.5 bath, 1400sf, 5 appls, $1200. 604-318-8999
★ Beautiful Cedar Fence ★ Best Price, European Craftmanship, ERWIN 778-835-5015 CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545 Flyingfence.com
Lawn & Garden
Lawn & Garden Maintenance Tree Pruning Hedge Trimming Garden Clean Up Garbage Removal All Your Garden Emergencies & More www.garden-er.com
778 378 8911
INDOOR/OUTDOOR JOBS, painting, yrd cleanup, blower, pwr wash. GRAHAM 778-874-2153. SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465
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
www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225
It’s Time! Lawn Mowing Aerating Power Raking Fertilizing Hedge Trimming Garden Clean-ups Packages Available Fully insured WCB covered Res/Comm Service
Lawn & Garden
CALL DAVID THE GARDENER Spring clean up, lawn mowing, trees, dump run, etc. Thanks 604-355-0015 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. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220
GREEN’S LAWN MOWING ★ Since 1975 ★ Free Estimates
Mowing, Spring Clean up, debris removal, gutter cleaning, hedge trimming. Darren 604-657-7532 Ny Ton Gardening Power racking, Trimming, Shrubs, Pruning, Yard Cleanup, 604-782-5288
ENGLISH LAWNS, new lawn installs, replace old, drainage, landscaping, pavers, etc. Any size job. Nick, 604-929-7732
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Renovations Demolition Plumbing Drywall Carpentry Cabinetry Painting ● Electrical Kitchens & Bath Flooring ● Paving Fences & Decks
8185 $25 $25 LAWN CUTS $25 $25 LIONS GATE LAWN CARE 778-898-LAWN (5296)
A.A. BEST PRO
GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc.
Moving & Storage
ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576 LOCAL MOVERS big/small Moving, rubbish removal, recycling, etc 604-603-3533, 604-925-3186
Oil Tank Removal
TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234
A.All Area Gardening Service
Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-up
• Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001
SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING Garden Services
Certiﬁed Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Fall Clean-ups. Call Scott. www.KatsuraLandscaping.ca Lawn Installs Landscaping Garden Beds Retaining Walls Paving Stones Walkways Cedar Fences and more...
TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667
AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126
A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319
ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677
Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam
DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332
NORTH VAN LANDSCAPING Lawn mowing, aerating, power raking, fertilizing, hedge trimming, garden clean-ups. 604-789-3227
ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 April 1st - Furn Lower Lons, 1 BR ste, $1600/mo, ns/np, grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082
WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105
VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
Performance Garden Service
LAWNCUTS Free Estimates
GARDEN ER, lawn & garden, mtce, pruning, hedge trimming, garden clean up.... 778-378-8911
2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526
Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322
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
Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 David James & Assoc. Fine Painting & Decorating. Int/ExtPainting homes on the North Shore since 1987. 604.988.7898 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 OSZVALD’S PAINTING (1974) Int & ext painting, pressure washing, papering, taping, texturing. Res & comm 604-980-4249
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Call ThE Experts AUTOMOTIVE SUPER SPECIALS 9105
PLUMBING & HEATING
AUTOMOTIVE REPAIR SHOP North Van ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ turn key $39,900 Call OWNER 604-612-5536
RICHARD SAUNDERS West Vancouver: 604.908.1469 Vancouver: 604.874.4808 email@example.com
Actual Plumbing & Heating, Ltd., Suite #302-1489 Marine Drive, West Vancouver
App to see video
METRO BLACKTOP CO. LTD Custom work for Driveways & new lane Aprons. Repairs/resurfacing. Call Gino 604-657-9936
★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com ACTUAL PLUMBING & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469
SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy
WEST VAN PLUMBING Water Line Installation 604-729-3663
Painting, Gutters, Power Washing, Christmas Lights Down, Yard Clean-Up and Small Household Repairs
Renovations & Home Improvement
TOTAL HOME RENOVATIONS A Since 1983
FROM DESIGN TO FINISH Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements
Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com
ALL RENOS Bathrooms Included
25 yrs exp. Great Prices, Excellent Workmanship, Working within your budget
Call Hummingbird 778-387-3626
OLMANI ‘‘Good to the Last Nail' Bath & Kitchen Renovations, Additions Interior & Exterior Home Repair, Sundecks 604-376-3192 www.olmani.ca BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567
FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
Mercedes S-Class covers up your odour offenses A biweekly round-up of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird:
The S5 has been around since the 2009 model year, however it has gone through some changes for 2013. With this current revision to the styling, the S5 is closer to the S4 than it has ever been. Past generations boasted one of the best engines in the world with its 4.2-litre V-8 offering amazing power and torque. Due to economic restraints and to make the S5 more environmentally friendly, Audi has decided to switch to its proven
Details of all-new MercedesBenz S-Class leak out In the 40 odd years since it ﬁrst took to the roads, Mercedes-Benz’s ﬂagship executive sedan has been ﬁrst in class for classy ﬁrsts. First car to feature satellite navigation, ﬁrst to have airbags, ﬁrst to have three-point seatbelts. With the latest generation due to bow as a 2014 model, anticipations are high for what M-B describes as “the best automobile in the world.” Not the fastest, not the most fuel-efﬁcient, and not the most capable off-road: just the best premium four-door you can buy. What’s new for the SClass? Along with refreshed, yet traditionally conservative exterior styling, there’s an all-new interior design that’s more luxurious than ever. Mercedes has also done away with analog instruments, replacing the S-Class’s
See Simple page 44
See Odyssey page 51
NEWS photo Cindy Goodman
THE Audi S5, pictured here in convertible trim, gets a refresh for 2013 but there are no major changes given that it was already a superb coupe. The S5 is available at Capilano Audi in the Northshore Auto Mall.
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OVER the years, the Audi S5 has become the “favourite” vehicle of automotive journalists from around the world.
Many argue that the S5 is the best all-around driver’s car available at any price. It is a reasonably priced vehicle too, when you consider the level of performance and sophisticated styling it offers, though some people will question the meaning of “reasonable.” Since its introduction, Audi has made only minor
Behind The Wheel David Chao
changes to the S5, and there’s every reason to
understand why. From the beginning its demeanour was digniﬁed and established, its styling glorious, and its character unquestionably “Audi.” At its heart was an engine that shared the same basic architecture as Audi’s supercar, the R8. Ultimately, the S5 was a great car from the start and simply didn’t need any signiﬁcant alterations. If you’re looking for a fast, superb-looking, all-around well packaged sports coupe, the S5 is the benchmark. Design
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THE S5 possesses ageless styling — it still looks fresh even though it’s been out for a number of years and never had a massive makeover. Graceful curves and lines give it a look that is conservative yet gorgeous.
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3.0-litre supercharged V-6 engine. This is the same engine already found in the convertible version so it was just a matter of time before it found its way into the coupe as well. The DSG transmission, which wasn’t available with 4.2-litre models, is now standard for S5 owners who order automatics. On the appearance front, the S5 possesses ageless styling. Like the Porsche 911, even though it’s been around for a number of years, it still looks as fresh as when it ﬁrst came out. The exterior is really tucked and buttoneddown. Along the shoulders, Audi designers have done this beautiful, graceful eyebrow arch over both wheels and all the other lines are in harmony with those themes. As a result, this S5 is conservative but gorgeous. The same can be said about the interior. Audi upgraded the cabin with more aluminium and piano-black accents to keep it upscale, but even before this refresh, it looked great. Its design is simple and sophisticated and the dials are big and bold. Like the exterior, the interior looks and feels like a well
tailored suit. Performance Aside from the engine and transmission swap, the next major change for the 2013 S5 has been its move to a electric power steering unit from a traditional hydraulic one. This has been a common practice among manufacturers these days as these electric systems are lighter and more efﬁcient. The chief complaint from drivers is that they lose the feel of direct feedback from the road as some manufacturers are struggling to tune these systems. In the case of Audi however, they’ve done a great job of maintaining the connection between the driver and road with very little being sacriﬁced through this switch. In fact, in some ways this car feels quicker and sharper than the 2012 model. Is this system perfect? No, not quite. It does feel a little light overall in terms of the steering effort and perhaps a tad unnatural in comparison to the 2012 version, but ordering some options will bring up the Audi Drive Select feature that will allow the driver to pick a more dynamic steering effort or stiffer suspension (more on this later). See Audi page 46
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Audi follows trend and swaps power for efﬁciency From page 47 are 13.8 litres/100 kilometres in the city and 8.3 l/100 km of highway driving. Thumbs up To say this refresh for the S5 was sorely needed would be an exaggeration but it’s welcomed nonetheless. The S5 continues to be a world leader with its balance of performance, style and practicality. Thumbs down The growing trend of manufacturers opting to switch to smaller, more efﬁcient engines has left
big-block fans with very few options. Customers who want a naturally aspirated V-8 will have to look elsewhere. Electric steering is good but not as natural as the hydraulic version from 2012 models. The bottom line The most balanced sports coupe that I will personally buy. Competitors BMW 3-series coupe/M3 The Audi S5 is interesting as it straddles between most of its competitors’ models. The S5 provides more See Competition page 49
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The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (includes $750 in price adjustments)/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (includes $500 in price adjustments)/Tucson L 5-Speed Manual with an annual finance rate of 1.99%/0%/0%/0%/0.99% for 84 months. Bi-weekly payments are $167/$82/$110/$94/$124. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $2,038/$0/$0/$0/$772. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,760/$1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $16,944 at 0% per annum equals $94 bi-weekly for 84 months for a total obligation of $16,944. Cash price is $16,944. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes $500 price adjustment, Delivery and Destination of $1,495. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. !Fuel consumption for 2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM)/2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.8L/100KM)/ 2013 Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/2013 Tucson L 5-Speed Manual (HWY 7.7L/100KM, City 10.4L/100KM) are based on Manufacturer Testing. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. "Price of models shown 2013 Santa Fe 2.0T Limited AWD/Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto/Elantra Limited/Tucson Limited AWD is $40,259/$20,094/$27,844/$24,794/$34,109. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,760/$1,495/$1,495/$1,495/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $2,000/$1,250/$2,500/$2,250/$2,500 available on 2013 Santa Fe/Accent 4 Door/Elantra GT/ Elantra Sedan/Tucson with the exception of the base models (2013 Santa Fe 2.4L FWD Auto/Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/ Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Tucson L 5-Speed Manual); however the price adjustments of $750/$500 for the Elantra GT GL 6-Speed Manual/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual are available in the finance offers set forth above. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †Ω"Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions. TM
Jim Pattison Hyundai Northshore 855 Automall Dr. North Vancouver, 604-985-0055 D#6700
A54 - North Shore News - Friday, March 22, 2013
$95 bi-weekly with $0 down.
2013 Civic DX Lease for
2013 Accord LX Lease for
MODEL SHOWN: FB2E2DEX
APR bi-weekly for 60 months. $0 Downpayment. MSRP** $16,935 includes freight & PDI.
MODEL SHOWN: CR2E3DE
APR bi-weekly for 60 months. $0 Downpayment. ** MSRP $25,630 includes freight & PDI.
2013 Fit DX Lease for
MODEL SHOWN: GE8G2DEX
APR bi-weekly for 60 months. $0 Downpayment. ** MSRP $16,075 includes freight & PDI.
816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331
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