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A West Vancouver woman accused of human trafficking will appear in court for the first time next week.

Mumtaz Ladha, 55, was arrested at Vancouver International Airport July 19 and released on a promise to appear in Vancouver provincial court on Aug. 10. The RCMP announced the arrest, made two months after a warrant for her arrest was issued, on Thursday. Ladha had been returning from Tanzania, according to other media. Ladha, a British Properties resident, was charged with human trafficking and human smuggling in May after a domestic servant accused her of having forced her to work without pay for a year in Ladha’s multi-million-dollar Bramwell Road home. The 21-year-old servant alleged that Ladha had lured her into the arrangement in 2008 by promising her a work visa and telling her she would be employed at a hair salon. Ladha then allegedly took the woman’s passport and put her to work as a servant without compensation for as many as 18 hours a day, including duties like washing guests’ cars and hand-washing the See Police page 4

Police chief calls West Van student’s actions heroic

Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

A West Vancouver secondary school graduate is being hailed as a hero by police for intervening in a stabbing at the school last October, stopping the attack and tending to the victim’s life-threatening wounds. Chief Const. Peter Lepine and Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones recently presented Yale Henry, 18, with the Certificate of Merit, the highest honour the police board can bestow. It is the first time it has been given out. “It makes me feel proud,” Henry told the North Shore News. “It’s not everyone in life that gets that opportunity. Even if I knew I wasn’t going to get any sort of award, I would have done it anyway. He’s my friend and I would have done it for any of my friends.” Just before noon on Oct. 29 last year, Henry and his friend approached a popular smoking spot at the western edge of the high school’s campus. Neither Henry’s friend, 16 at the time, nor the attacker, who was 15, can be identified. See First-aid page 10

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LOWER Lonsdale resident Tony Valente wants the land once reserved for the National Maritime Centre turned into a park, one of many ideas floated for the prime waterfront site by local politicians, residents and business owners.

A window to the City of North Vancouver’s past – and future

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On the waterfront

IT’S an opportunity most communities can only dream of: five acres of publicly owned land at the water’s edge, facing south over a busy harbour to the skyline of one of the world’s most admired cities.

It’s only steps away from a public market and a transportation hub. Yet the heart of the City of North Vancouver’s waterfront sits vacant, its possibilities inspiring strong feelings in residents, business owners and politicians. “What would I like to see on the National Maritime Centre site? Thoughtfulness,” says Tyler Russell, owner of the Café for Contemporary Art, in Lower Lonsdale. There’s so much potential with that place, so much honour that is owed to it and the history that it holds. It’s a colonized space, it’s one with deep history in the military industrial complex, shipbuilding, international trade, these kinds of things. It’s a space that provided livelihoods for people for generations, and it’s fundamentally First Nations territory. A lot of people go there for their contemplative space. All of those aspects need to get into the conversation about what it’s going to be.” The empty site due south of Russell’s door is where the National Maritime Centre was supposed to have been built. One hundred and fifty years ago, it was densely forested, like all of Lower Lonsdale and the rest of the North Shore. It was the land of the Squamish, Musqueam and Tsleil-Waututh peoples. The arrival of European colonists towards the end of the nineteenth century brought logging, and the tall true trees of the North Shore attracted shipbuilders right from the beginning. Many of the ships that opened up the northern coast of B.C. to trade were

built in what was then called Moodyville. Even as wood gave way to steel and sail to oil, North Vancouver remained a major shipbuilding centre on the West Coast. In the 1940s, hundreds of Victory Ships, freighters that were close cousins to the better-known Liberty Ships, were launched into Burrard Inlet to carry vital war material in the Battle of the Atlantic. North Vancouver’s shipyards helped win one of the decisive campaigns of the Second World War. Less widely known is that North Vancouver’s yards continued to change the world in the post-war years. In the early 1950s, to the east of the NMC site, the White Pass and Yukon Corporation designed and built the first container cargo ships, forerunners of the massive freighters that ply world trade routes today. Although North Vancouver’s shipbuilding industries continued to enjoy good times in the post-war boom, work began to taper off towards the end of the 20th century and the shipyards retreated. The City of North Vancouver then faced a question that many coastal cities have had to confront — how to redevelop an industrial waterfront after the industries have moved on. A common answer has been to build condominium towers, desirable residences that are lucrative for developers but don’t add much to the city’s coffers or sense of community. There are, of course, plenty of condos in Lower Lonsdale. It was the deals that led to them and the Pinnacle Hotel that helped get the city ownership of what was planned to be the National Maritime Centre, a national museum that would anchor Lower Lonsdale as a cultural precinct, home to new facilities for many arts organizations. That was the plan. But in January of 2010, a cash-strapped provincial government backed out of the NMC project and the land has sat unused since. Meant to be elements of the museum, the rusting remains of old industrial buildings and the mothballed stern of HMS Flamborough Head, a wartime ship, languish behind the fencing, echoing rather than celebrating the history

of the site. The cultural precinct concept, however, is still very much alive and kicking. Presentation House Gallery plans to move its world-class photography collection from its current run-down home into the Carrie Cates building immediately east of Lonsdale Quay public market. The building, currently used by Seaspan for tugboat maintenance, will be extensively renovated to preserve its dramatic southern opening while protecting the prints displayed within. The city approved the gallery’s plans in principle this summer, and the gallery is now embarking on a drive to raise $9.5 million for its new home. Also looking to get out of the ramshackle Presentation House complex are its theatre company and the North Vancouver Museum. A consultant’s report presented to the city in July of 2010 suggested the theatre be rebuilt on the Presentation House land, and the museum become part of redevelopment plans for the Safeway at Lonsdale Avenue and 13th Street. But the consultants pointedly ignored the NMC site, having been instructed it was to be reserved for some other regional attraction that would replace the maritime centre. That, says Russell, was a mistake. “The report said one thing. That the NMC site is reserved for a revenue-generating regional attraction, therefore the Presentation House tenants can’t go there, so let’s blah-blah about where they could go instead. It was another way to kick the stone down the street while doing one definitive thing, which is reserve that land for something else. A museum is really about how we define this community. If you’re defining North Vancouver by some nook in a condo development — are you serious? I can’t think of one significant museum, or even an insignificant one that’s still attractive, that is nestled among condos.” “It’s funny what we’re doing,” adds Russell, remembering where he chose to open his business — part coffee shop, part art See Mayor page 5


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Bear killed after NV home invasion attempt

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A conservation officer shot and killed a black bear after it made its way into a Lynn Valley resident’s backyard on July 21 and tried to get into the house.

The animal had come on to the property near East 15th Street and Eastview Road repeatedly over the course of two days, according to the B.C. Conservation Officer Service. The owner hadn’t reported it on the first day, but when it kept coming back, decided to contact the service. When officers arrived, he showed them pictures of the bear, a juvenile male, trying aggressively to enter his home.

“Under the provincial response matrix, when a bear shows this level of aggression and is very habituated to a human presence, it becomes a public safety issue, and we must kill (it),” Gravel said. “He was not a good candidate for translocation.” The animal was captured and killed at about 9 p.m. Gravel said that it is imperative for residents to contact the conservation office as soon as they see one of the animals. “People don’t report it because they think we are just going to kill the bear; they don’t call until they feel like it is a real threat,” he said. “The best thing people can do is report every sighting so that we can do proactive work and avoid using extreme measures.” To report a bear sighting to conservation officers call 1-800-663-9453.

Police say maid fed on leftovers From page 1 family’s underwear. She was only given leftovers to eat and was not allowed to sleep until the rest of the family was sleeping, according to police. The servant reportedly fled to a women’s shelter in June 2009 and later related her experience to the authorities. West Vancouver

police and an RCMP border integrity team launched an investigation that culminated in the arrest warrant in May. Investigators said the woman had stayed in the home for a year because she hadn’t understood Canadian work standards and had not had the proper visa to be in the country. The alleged victim is now living in Canada legally, according to police.


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gallery. “But this is our joke — to bring an alternative art space into condoland.” Developed in collaboration with North Vancouver designer Arata Hatawaka, Russell has some big, unusual ideas for the empty lot. The plans he exhibited in his café are broadbrush concepts based on a hill-shaped structure created out of irregularly stacked shipping containers overlaid with park space. “So you have a conversation between the green side of North Van, the shipbuilding history and the industrial aspect. I think that’s a pretty awesome idea. This is an amazing starting point and maybe an amazing end point: signature architecture that considers the site and isn’t just ‘I’ve got a great idea, let’s do a glass tower.’ You want something a little different that speaks to the identity in some way.” Inside and outside, Russell and Hatawaka’s building would create space for a grab-bag of cultural activities: Presentation House Theatre, the museum, a skatepark, community gardens, and rooms for Capilano University to set up a Lower Lonsdale campus. “We even created a new department for Cap U,” jokes Russell as he shows off his plans, “the scuba diving department.” While Capilano University is genuinely interested in a Lower Lonsdale satellite campus, the school will likely want to lease space from the city rather than construct a purpose-made building. On the museum idea, however, Russell has some support from Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “I think the museum is better suited to the waterfront as part of a cultural area with the gallery and the theatre,” the mayor says. After the demise of the National Maritime Centre, the city asked development giant PCI to look for a comparable regional attraction. Although PCI’s report was never made public, Mussatto said they basically came back empty-handed. NEWS photo Mike Wakefield “The challenge with that is it too required a high up-front cost with no guarantee of success,” he says. “Just look at THE City of North Vancouver has retained and refurbished Storyeum — it took tens of millions to get going and it was many artifacts from its glory days of shipbuilding. a failure.” Since then, Mussatto has had informal conversations with that is if you look at the demographics of Lower Lonsdale, who’s the staff of many of the Lower Mainland’s attractions, including moving in? Children and families. And they are actually quite Science World and the Vancouver Aquarium. Although neither is popular. People come again and again.” Like Russell, Mussatto has his own wish-list for the valuable contemplating moving, there was some talk of bringing one of the land, which could include a water park, an ice rink, space for the aquarium’s exhibits to North Vancouver. “There’s still some opportunity to explore there,” Mussatto university, and a possible expansion of the Pinnacle Hotel, which says. “But animals are very expensive. How do you fund that? believes it can start to attract additional convention business to Capital you can maybe get, but the operating costs kill you. But the North Shore if it can add about another 100 rooms and more we’re still looking at that. What might fly over here is a kids’ conference space. But, he added, some residential development museum. Seattle has one where it’s a very interactive site and kids are involved. That really resonated with me, and the reason I say See Business page 11

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S British Columbians got their weekends started Friday evening, the deadline passed to vote yes or no to the HST. Predicting which side will prevail is beyond the reach of our crystal ball, but we can confidently forecast that this will not be the end of the debate: quite the opposite. We know that more than three million ballots were mailed out. But how many came back? How many will be rejected by Elections BC? The postal plebiscite, while less expensive than a traditional referendum, appeared fraught with potential screw-ups and alarmingly vulnerable to abuse. If the HST stays, you can bet any appearance of illegitimacy will be seized upon by Bill Vander Zalm and his strange coalition of anti-tax and antiLiberal activists. It’s hard to imagine

you said it “The past is not gone. The past is here. I think that by not condemning what happened, we are condoning it.” Claudio Vidal, who fled to Canada from Chile following the 1973 coup that installed Augusto Pinochet as dictator, speaks out against an official visit to North Vancouver by the Esmeralda, a ship used for torture during Pinochet’s rule (from an Aug. 3 news story). ••• “We welcome guests from all around the world; many have booked months in advance, and quite frankly we felt we couldn’t jeopardize their kind of experience.” Rocky Mountaineer spokesman Ian Robertson explains why the company chose to hire replacement workers for locked-out service attendants. The practice is illegal in B.C., but the federally regulated railway isn’t covered by that law (from an Aug. 5 news story). ••• “I saw it as a diamond in the rough. We are running out of buildings like that. . . .” Brad Hodson, new owner of the 99-year-old “Blue Building” at the corner of St. Andrews Avenue and East Eighth Street in North Vancouver, on why he will renovate the neighbourhood landmark (from a July 31 news story).

Vander Zalm gracefully accepting defeat, especially if he can argue the public has once again been deceived. If the HST goes, this government will face the excruciating task of firing up the old PST machine, as well as cutting the billions of dollars Ottawa will be expecting returned. All the budget pain the HST was supposed to ease will be back, with interest. So while this weekend is only the beginning of a new chapter in the HST saga, it’s worth recalling the historic events it has already included: the bloodying of a seemingly unassailable party, the fall of one of the province’s most powerful premiers, and the first-ever success of a popular ballot initiative. We’ve seen the worst and best of B.C. politics writ large — and it’s far from over.

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It can be wrong to be ‘right’ Dear Editor: This letter is in response to Daniel Brownell’s letter to the editor, Driving by the Book Can Be Costly (North Shore News, Aug. 3). I suggest Mr. Brownell read the “book” again. When turning right on a red light, the law states the driver must come to a full stop and proceed when it is safe to do so. If vehicles are (or may be) turning on an advanced-arrow green into the outside lane, regardless of the fact they do not have the right to do so, it is not safe to proceed with your turn. When driving, it’s not enough to rely on others’ driving courteously and observing the rules of the road. We must anticipate, and — unfortunately — expect, that drivers will

not always follow the rules and drive with courtesy toward others on the road. This is called “defensive driving.” It’s unfortunate Mr. Brownell ended up “having had to pay for a couple of accidents which weren’t my fault. . . .” However, as I have always said: It doesn’t matter much if you had the right of way, if you or those riding with you are seriously injured or killed. As such, Mr. Brownell should learn his lesson and be thankful that only his vehicle was damaged. As with many things in our society, just because one has the “right” to do something does not mean one should. Steve Keffer North Vancouver

Argyle Avenue traffic ban makes sense Dear Editor: I would like to offer my comments regarding the Harmony Arts Festival this year eliminating vehicle traffic along Argyle Avenue for the duration of the 10-day festival. West Vancouver council has agreed to restrict this small two-block street between 14th and 16th streets south of Bellevue and create a pedestrian-only walkway for the festival. Several years ago, I spoke to Richard Berg, the festival organizer, about the lack of safety for pedestrians along Argyle during Harmony Arts with parallel parking allowed for the two sections of approximately two dozen parking spots. Vehicles backing out of those parking spots created a great risk for hitting someone walking behind the vehicle.

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Sell the hardware, not the cans Dear Editor: I read with interest your Aug. 3 story about the garbage containers for bears sold by the District of North Vancouver. Instead of selling new garbage containers at a cost of $175 plus HST when most households have one already, why not simply sell the hardware required to secure a garbage container. From the picture in the paper, the system doesn’t look that complicated. The district could also create a pamphlet explaining how to secure the garbage containers. It would save the homeowner quite a lot, reduce the number of garbage cans (still perfectly good) tossed in the dump, and help solve the bear problem. Looks to me like the district maybe wanted to make a few bucks on the backs of the bears. Pascaline Denblyden North Vancouver

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It’s a long way off Broadway to Wasagaming

WE’VE all experienced small-scale failures.

We’ve turned out to be the wrong choice for the job; the person we really liked really didn’t like us; we blew a robust A-flat at practice when a tender D-major was called for. Our jam didn’t gel. These are small, accidental embarrassments, however. Few of us lay ourselves blithely, and apparently fearlessly, on the track in front of an oncoming train. I’m speaking, of course, of the crazy few in our society who decide to get up on stage in front of a live audience. Of all our culture’s common fears and phobias — spiders, public speaking, being stuck in a sweltering elevator with Ann Coulter — staging a public performance that flops has to rank near the top. It’s excruciating to imagine that even your most stellar efforts might not spark an iota of interest. It’s bad when almost no one shows up, worse still when the few who shelled out for tickets leave disappointed. Which brings us to a small-town mini-Fringe festival I recently attended in Wasagaming, Man. This charming community on the shores of Clear Lake, three

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Kate Zimmerman hours’ drive northwest of Winnipeg, had decided to host its first modest theatre festival featuring a dozen acts left over from the Peg’s recent Fringe. Performances would take place in several small venues, including a local restaurant and lounge called the Wigwam, a kitschy log building known for its pancakes. It was an excellent plan. It would give tourists something to do over several nights in this pleasant, quiet place, beyond barbecuing hot dogs and playing gin rummy. The trouble lay in the execution. The first night, for example, the beer tent opened with no beer available. The other reason to sit in a beer tent — a lively ambience — was also missing, as there were no

lights on any of the tables lined up in front of the Porta-Potties. If you and your party wished to enjoy not drinking beer in the beer tent, you would have had to pay two dollars apiece for the privilege of sitting by yourselves in the dark and the heat, wishing there was beer. Meanwhile, the Winnipeg-based organizers had made certain to give out attractive festival posters and flyers to local businesses. Unfortunately, they listed the shows but did not say where or when they would each take place, or where tickets could be purchased. It eventually emerged that potential audience members were supposed to get these crucial details at a spot whose location only seemed to be available through word of mouth. One of my companions was a veteran actor whose show was appearing at the festival, so he spent several unpaid hours putting up posters containing specific details for his group’s play. Performers, you see, don’t get paid to appear at Fringes or their offshoots. They just get the ticket revenue, so poor turnout has a distinct effect. Undaunted by the forbidding lack of momentum for the minifringe, we went to see a

performers and disastrous for the audience. “Well, it is an operating restaurant,” one of them replied coldly. Against the background noise of the Wigwam, my friend and I found it impossible to fully focus on the actor’s intriguing factbased story about teaching slam poetry to inmates who had been incarcerated for murder and sex crimes. We could only hope that the cacophony audible every time

rather than royals. The other international performers from New York City and Australia doubtless also have embarrassing anecdotes about inept Canuckleheads to take home, if they can ever afford to return. Before attending a later show at the Wigwam by another Englishman who had trekked over an ocean to tell his hour-long tale, we told festival volunteers that the behind-the-scenes commotion at the venue was disrespectful to the

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THE assault and mugging of a man near West Esplanade and Lonsdale has some residents questioning the safety of the Lower Lonsdale area.

On Tuesday, according to police, a man in his early 40s was attacked and robbed of $600, his bank card and a black watch a little before 7 p.m. Julie Minichiello, the victim’s sister, said that her brother was on the phone and walking his dog when he was attacked. “He heard fast footsteps coming at him,” she said. “He punched one attacker and then the other attacker tackled him down. They both got on him and then stole his wallet and watch. Two people saw it and helped chase the attackers away.” Minichiello said that her brother was not seriously hurt, and that he left the next morning for Disneyland with his daughter. Alexi Makris, co-owner of Anatoli Souvlaki, saw the incident while across the street in his restaurant. “We saw these guys walking toward him, really big, covered in tattoos. They looked really rough, like thugs,” Makris said. “In broad daylight they jumped him and stole his stuff. . . . It’s crazy that this would happen in our neighbourhood. “I think the area is a lot worse than we think.” The police at the scene of the crime told Minichiello’s brother that this has been happening a lot lately, she said. In fear of her own safety, she phoned the RCMP the next morning to confirm. “I phoned the RCMP to confirm that (this had happened before), and they did confirm it,” she said. “They confirmed that it was not an isolated incident.” Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP later said there had been was a miscommunication, and that this was in fact an isolated incident. “Including this one, there have only been two incidents in the Lower Lonsdale area since May of this year,” he said. The other incident was an attempted robbery, which had two different suspects that have already been charged, De Jong said. “It’s very unfortunate what happened to the victim, nobody deserves that. I think that it is in everybody’s best interest to realize that this was a random act,” he said. “There isn’t an ongoing instance where people are being mugged or robbed on Lower Lonsdale.” Police are still investigating and are asking any witnesses to come forward. The assailants are estimated to be in their early 20s, each approximately 5 foot 10 inches tall with slim builds and short, dark hair.

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might have to be included to help pay for it all. “We need to have a vision for the whole area,” says Mussatto. “We are bringing people down there to live, work and play. We’ve got big employers like ICBC and Lonsdale Quay. It’s a transit hub. We have grocery stores, banks and entertainment. We really do have an opportunity to make a community where you don’t need your car all the time.” One of the people already living in Lower Lonsdale is Tony Valente, who moved onto East Esplanade in 2008 and shares Mussatto’s enthusiasm for the neighbourhood’s future. “I’m really excited to be in Lower Lonsdale in this time when all these things are going to happen,” he says. “This is going to be the place to be. You’ve got transport and all these things that will draw people here, so it’s not just going to be dead at night like it is now. I don’t think that’s good for anyone. You’ll have all the benefits of living downtown without some of the congestion.” But while he’s optimistic about the future, Valente was alarmed when the city went to PCI last year for answers. Valente presented council with a 75-signature petition to turn the NMC space into a park. “I was worried something was going to come out of that that people wouldn’t like. So I wanted to give them this before that happened,” he says. “It was trying to give some direction to council that, ‘Listen, we understand. If the maritime centre is done, let’s do something else. All this is celebrating our maritime history. That’s going to be our centrepiece no matter what. There were some guys that signed our petition, they’re older, they have much more history than I do in North Van and I’m telling you, when that thing started to say Wallace Shipyards, they’d say ‘Look at that Tony; that’s awesome.’ “I already appreciated that it was getting to be an exciting area, but it’s important to a lot of people too. What we’re proposing in the petition would give us that opportunity, in any case. You’re not building anything you couldn’t easily move. But I think there is a lot of fear

around putting a park there.” Doug Ausman, president of the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, shares Valente’s impatience with the status quo but wants to see something more than simply greenspace. “Our view is that almost anything would be better than a five-acre area of dirt that is fenced off from an otherwise beautiful public area,” he says. “It’s also unfair to residents in the condos nearby who overlook that, and to the hotel and the retailers going into those red-roofed buildings.” What local business wants, says Ausman, is “anything that draws people day and evening, seven days a week. We think a museum could do that. . . . Would we like to see an attraction like the North Vancouver Museum in Lower Lonsdale at that site? Yes. It would be good for residents, good for business, and close to a real hub of transportation.” Ask Ausman what else could be a good fit on the NMC site and he’ll rattle off everything from a permanent Cirque de Soleil performance space to a floatplane dock and pub to a Bellagiostyle casino and entertainment complex, taking in a station for the Rocky Mountaineer and an outdoor adventure sport centre along the way. “What if someone were to come forward with a London Eye, ferris wheel viewpoint kind of thing? Is that likely to happen or is it practical? Probably not, but we brainstormed a lot of things,” Ausman says. Mussatto expects the decision will have to wait until after November’s civic election, but one thing Russell, Valente and Ausman all agree on is the need to make a decision and get cracking — soon. “The city has to consider what are those things that we can practically do, and then get on with it,” Ausman says. “Let’s see some thoughts and ideas put forward and proceed reasonably quickly — in my lifetime.”

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Eolo Parusel teams up for a photo with RBC’s Esplanade branch mascot.

Daphne Kohlhaas and Peter Mackenzie volunteer at the raffle table.

North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ Kelsey Beaudry, Darius Burbidge and Charity Spencer dress as shipyard workers of yore. The fifth annual Party-at-the-Pier, presented by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, was held at the Shipyards, located at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver July 16 and 17. Intended to celebrate our maritime community, the two-day festival featured a variety of marine-themed activities and displays, as well as live entertainment.

Doug and Sheila Ausman and Taylor Mathiesen represent the Lower Lonsdale Business Association.

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She was a strong supporter of him in every way, including his decision to pursue studies in art and photography. After a battle with breast cancer, Linda Rossetti, a vice-principal in the North Vancouver school district, succumbed last year at age 55. Now, White, 21, is

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opting to pay tribute to her memory and support an organization that helped her in her battle by calling on the photography community to lend a hand. White partnered with fellow North Vancouver resident Leon Kozlov, 20, for The Prints Show and they’ve collected 100 photographic prints from 100 photographers, both amateur and professional, and are auctioning them off Aug. 18 from 5 to 8 p.m. at the Lynn Valley Village Community Meeting Room. Funds raised from the event will support InspireHealth, a Vancouver-based nonprofit integrated cancer care centre. “They were absolutely amazing for (my mom) and really helped her get through,” says White. “Part of this show is an opportunity to help raise money See Organizers page 15

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LIVE WEEKEND TO END WOMEN’S CANCERS

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40 and has raised more than $270,000 over the years. Members organize a number of fundraisers, including an annual golf tournament. This year’s event, held in Richmond July 8, was dedicated to Cochrane and raised approximately $30,000. “The reason we call it LiveSTRONG is because Anita really worshipped Lance Armstrong,” says White. “When she was diagnosed she was reading his book. He really inspired her and she really wanted to fight like he did.” White is a strong supporter of the Weekend. As a cancer patient, she holds a strong belief in the importance of research and its impact on her and her peers in terms of quality of life. “We just want it to keep going and help others and help us,” she says. Since her diagnosis, White has continued to fight the disease, which has continued to spread, now developing in her lungs. “You know, I still have hope and I have to keep going and in this event keep doing as well as I can,” she says. “Because I know if Anita was here she would be kicking my ass: ‘You have to keep walking with me.’ I can hear it, she would say that.” White also endeavours to share her positivity with others. She recently tweeted the following: “Today is the tomorrow you worried about yesterday. If you worry you die, if you don’t worry you die, so why worry?” To support Team LiveSTRONG, or for more information on this year’s Weekend to End Women’s Cancers, visit www.endcancer. ca.

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for what was an incredible cause for my mom.” The Prints Show is also intended to raise awareness of the organization and representatives will be in attendance. The decision to organize The Prints Show was a result of White and Kozlov’s shared love of photography. White studied photography at Langara College and is currently a University of British Columbia visual arts student and does some professional work and Kozlov is a Capilano University engineering student. They’ve been overwhelmed by the level of support received from friends and family as well as from the community at large.

“For me, it’s really meaningful because it’s really a way to celebrate (my mom’s) life in something I’m incredibly passionate about,” says White. “To be able to share this with the community is pretty incredible too and to actually bring the photography community together to share what we love and what we do, and then also to raise money for a great cause has been incredible.” They’ve also been impressed by the high quality of work

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Contract Bridge: Modified Chicago-style bridge for experienced players, Mondays-Thursdays, 12:30-3 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-9836362 or kshubert@myparkgate. com. Cribbage: Mondays and Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Dropin fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@myparkgate.com. Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1-3:30 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2 drop-in. Info: 604-980-2474 or www.silverharbourcentre.com. Cribbage: Tuesdays, 1:15-3:15 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604925-7280 or www.westvancouver.ca/seniors. Dance Fitness: A slow-paced class to stay fit with great music, Thursdays, 11:10-11:55 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info:

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HIGH above the city, in a corner of the green roof-garden atop the skyscraper that’s home to the swish corporate H.Q. of hiredbelly.com, our garlic crop is just about ready for pulling.

Soon we’ll be plucking the harvest from last October’s planting and indulging in our first tasting of this year’s crop. It is one of life’s sweetest moments: a taste of finely chopped, fresh garlic right from the garden (still quite mild, pre-curing), served simply, with diced, ripe tomato, on squares of toast, with a little cracked pepper. Interestingly enough, those two prime ingredients, often as not, form the foundation for many a stellar Mediterranean dish, so it should come as no surprise that this year’s inaugural taste will be accompanied by a rosé from Provence — of which there’s now an abundant supply of 2010s at BCLS. It

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SABLES d’Azur with pan-seared albacore with couscous and fresh bean salad. wasn’t always that way. Time was when we had to wait too long for the current vintage. But this year’s clutch, on the people’s purveyor’s (and private) shelves now, yields plenty of current choice. The other component that makes for perfect sipping is the long overdue, sultry summer weather that at least can conjure up thoughts of Provence, even if likely only fleeting. Some may quibble, but

Provence lays due claim to the ancestral home of rosé, a claim not easily dismissed as the region is dotted with the remains of Roman and pre-Roman settlement, dating from an era of the earliest known viticulture. Often as not, while appealingly fruity these wines are less fruit-driven than some, though very definitely not shy on flavour, usually drier in style and very food friendly. And they fare just as well as

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BUILT in the 12th century, Hovhanavank Monastery is in the village of Ohanavan, about six kilometres north of Ashtarak.

FIRST CHRISTIAN STATE: Armenia was historically Mazdean Zoroastrian (as opposed to the Zurvanite Sassanid dynasty), particularly focused on the worship of Mihr (Avestan Mithra), and Christianity spread into the country as early as AD 40. King Tiridates III (AD 238–314) made Christianity the state religion in AD 301, becoming the first officially Christian state, 10 years before the Roman Empire granted Christianity an official toleration under Galerius, and 36 years before Constantine the Great was baptized. — Wikipedia

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STALIN once said: “Churchill worries more about his shipment of Armenian brandy than he does about the war!”

Travelling overland from eastern Turkey to Armenia is a chore. Maybe one day the Turks will admit to the Armenian genocide and the border between the two countries will open again. First, I must take a bus over the mountains into Georgia where regular marshrutkas (minibuses) make the six-hour run from Tbilisi to Yerevan. I wrap my long legs around a pile of overstuffed plastic bags. Truckers and traders grow rich hauling Turkish goods through Georgia to sell in Armenia. Crossing the border here is a snap. Fill in the form — hand over $20 and bingo! We are soon heading for the driver’s favourite lunch stop. A reasonable looking place offering freshly grilled kebabs. I visit the kitchen, a shack just large enough for a BBQ and an unmade bed. Two cats purr optimistically from the dirt floor. I settle for an ice cream. Armenia is a small, landlocked country with a big heart and a tough history. Sandwiched between Georgia, Russia, Turkey, Azerbaijan and the breakaway state of Nagorno Karabakh, it was the first country to adopt Christianity in AD 301. It has fought losing battles with most of its neighbours and declared independence from the USSR in 1991. Yerevan, the capital, is an odd mix of delapidated Soviet apartment buildings, modern stylish hotels, office blocks and trendy pedestrian walkways. Water and gas pipes zigzag through the city like fat strings of spaghetti, arching over intersections then dropping back to street level — another tasteless Soviet touch. Chic young women compete for shabbily dressed young men, but with a ratio of four to one — well it’s an unfair world. Clothing stores cunningly plant coolly clad mannequins on the sidewalk to tempt passersby. It’s hot and water sellers do a brisk trade. The “enthroned” toilet attendant knits socks between customers. After dark, couples stroll around Republican Square. Floodlit fountains “dance” in sync with piped-in music. A crescendo in “Land of Hope and Glory” manages to soak the crowd. Chi chi restaurants, discos, and outdoor cafes do a roaring trade. I grab an ice cold beer from a sidewalk cooler, pay the vendor and continue on my way. Across Haghtanak Bridge, the Ararat Brandy Company has been an iconic institution since 1887. I’m on a mission to sample Churchill’s favourite tipple — he

NEWBORN calves peer forlornly through an iron-barred stable gate. was so impressed with Stalin’s gift of a few cases that he committed to an annual shipment of 300 bottles. I hope he shared them! I hand over 2,500 Armenian drams — Around $6, and join a tour in the tasting room. Each participant receives a snifter. “We will start with a five year old,” announces the official pourer. My glass is See Landlocked page 22


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THE ultimate entrepreneur was parked just around the corner with an ancient Soviet tanker truck sporting two gas pumps on the side (left). A beekeeper (right) stacks his hives well off the ground — away from meddlesome wolves, he says.

Landlocked Armenia in a rebuilding mode From page 21

liberally filled — a definite triple. I follow the crowd and swirl it around in my sweaty outstretched palm before taking the obligatory sniff. Then – Glug. Yum. Pretty darned good! A 10 year old follows, but of course the piece de resistance is the 20 year old. By this time I am feeling dizzy and, noting the lack of a spittoon or a convenient potted plant, I surreptitiously donate the rest to my neighbour, an ample, red-faced Bulgarian. I find Anan through Sati Tours, a travel agency chosen at random from my guidebook. He has a black belt, a pregnant wife, and a Ford SUV. I have negotiated his services for a three-day allinclusive trip to the countryside. Small towns, once humming with industry in the Soviet era, have become derelict junkyards filled with tangled steel and lifeless brick chimneys. Houses are boarded up, abandoned to the elements.

Owners have either drifted into the capital or left the country. Armenia’s churches, dating back 1,000 years, are the real highlight of the countryside. After years of communist rule, religion is on the rise. We find majestic monasteries in picture perfect villages. Stonemasons and roofers volunteer their services for free. Making a living is tough here and only the enterprising survive. The rocky northern plains are dotted with wildflowers and small settlements. A cluster of tents is the summer home to a group of herders who have cunningly hooked a wire into the hydro pole and enjoy the luxury of free lighting and TV. An isolated beekeeper stacks his hives well off the ground — away from meddlesome wolves, he says. Are they after him, in his tiny fetid bunkroom, or his bees? His wife drops by with supplies from time to time. We drive into the Kurdish village of Rya Taza. Anan is in a bad mood. His wife has called for the third time begging him to come home. He turns off his cellphone and floors the car — without noticing the deep pothole that cracks our heads on the roof. Neat piles of cow dung patties dry in the sun — fuel for baking flatbread. Freshly shorn wool hangs on a line. Newborn calves peer forlornly through an iron-barred stable gate. Chickens and ducks are on the loose. I note to avoid the outhouse with a serious lean. The best views of Mount Aragats are from the cemetery where homes for the dead outshine shacks for the living. Three laughing ladies invite us in for tea. My favourite has a permanent giggle, even when she is showing off her father’s military medals. Which war I wonder? Anan eyes the gas gauge nervously. No sweat, the ultimate entrepreneur is parked just around the corner with an ancient Soviet tanker truck sporting two gas pumps on the side. Will it be Regular or Premium? Our bed and breakfast is in the mountain resort of Dilijan. Calling itself the Switzerland of Armenia is a bit of a stretch but the air is fresh and cool and it’s a favourite spot for burned-out Yerevanites to hike, camp or just chill. We zig-zag up the hill passing tiny wheezing buses, powered by rooftop propane tanks. Our hostess, a young widow with three sons, produces a massive stack of delicious cabbage rolls for dinner and I start to relax. “What more churches? But we’ve just arrived,” I plead, but Anan is already heading for the car. “Ski Armenia” is not necessarily at the top of every aficionado’s bucket list when dreaming of a winter paradise. Pretty Tsaghkadzor, a resort boasting four lifts, was built to train Soviet skiers for the 1988 Olympics — hey, you can even check the web cams online. Most summer tourists at the Hotel Russia are here to see the 11th century Kocharis Monastery, rent an ATV or hike the mountain trails. Mount Ararat appears through the mist as we approach Yerevan. I return Anan to his anxious wife. No, he will never leave Armenia. It is his home. The place where his heart lies. He lifts his shirt to show off a bullet wound from the war with Azerbaijan. He is ready to fight again should his country need him. Armenia has shed many people over the years but most of them remain passionately patriotic. $5 billion in annual remittances is a serious part of the economy. Contributions from the likes of billionaire Armenian/American Kirk Kerkorian have helped to rebuild the country’s infrastructure. Armenian/French singer Charles Aznavour was given the title of “National Hero,” a free bus pass and a barrel of Ararat brandy for his charitable donations.

SOVIET era apartments in Yerevan.

THREE women enjoy afternoon tea in Rya Taza. I spent six rewarding days in Armenia and a week in Georgia. Two small Christian countries carrying lots of emotional baggage. Both trying to rebuild after decades of Soviet rule. If you go: Getting there: The easiest way is to fly direct from London Heathrow on BMI. Safety: I never found any problems. Costs: A little higher than Georgia. I paid $80 for a good central room in Yerevan. My three days with Anan cost $300 including accommodation and food. Why go: Yerevan is a modern happening city with great restaurants and nightlife. The countryside is beautiful. The churches are spectacular. The people are kind and friendly and many speak English. For a truly unique holiday combine Georgia and Armenia.


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Deflect conflict with compromise

THE young couple approaching me on the narrow trail had their hands full.

They were being walked, by a Rottweiller cross, a pitbull cross and a Chihuahua cross. I had my own dog Piper, who is not great when confronted by dogs in tight or confined spaces. This bad situation was going to get worse if I didn’t get control of it right away; it was clear the two young adults were in way over their heads. These three strong-minded dogs, with the Chihuahua clearly in charge, were already raising their hackles and tails and lowering their heads

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looking for an exit route. Thick blackberry bushes to our left and a fence to our right left him the option of turning and running or to move forward for the fight. I didn’t want him to do either; I had to find a way to quickly turn things around. Years ago I would have looked at the young gal with her facial piercings and judged her ability as a dog owner. I would have rolled my eyes at the young shirtless man with his pants hanging off his backside showing off his designer ginch and thought to myself, “What a surprise: you have a Rottweiller and pitbull.” But now I realize

these two adolescents are trying to find their way in life and are just looking for attention. They didn’t get lessons in self-confidence and self-respect; I had no intention of contributing by judging or criticizing them. Some people might have plowed through them, figuring if they couldn’t control their dogs and something happened, there would be verbal abuse or threats of litigation. Others would sneer with displeasure at being “put out,” and turn around to walk in the other direction. I chose to “pull a Piper,” genuinely smiled at them and

spoke to them with respect. “Hey you little cutie,” I addressed the barking Chihuahua. The pitbull mix started to change his body language and stopped walking to watch and listen to me. This in turn slowed the Rottweiller mix down. “Holy smokes, you guys sure have your hands full with that handsome pack.” I said, again with a genuine smile. The young girl’s eyes softened, her shoulders relaxed and she looked at me instead of through me. The young man still avoided eye contact. “My dog Piper here really loves other dogs, but feels really threatened right now. I know you have good dogs. How about if I get him off to the side a bit and you guys can walk by with your crew.”

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This caught the young man’s attention as I was making way for him. He was strutting his stuff and I let him. When he looked at me I smiled and gave him a friendly wink, just so he felt good about himself for taking a moment to consider someone other than himself. He reeled his dogs in close and they walked by without incident. I thanked them for their help. As I looped around the trail I ran into them again. This time they smiled first and got their dogs to sit and let Piper and me walk past. I nodded my head in appreciation and returned a smile. Consider taking a cue from our dogs when conflict arises. A genuine smile and friendly compromise will surely help put out the fires of anger.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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Young and Lee help Canada to fifth at U19 worlds Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

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HANDSWORTH alums Diana Lee and Kristjana Young took their one-two punch to their sport’s highest level last month, helping the under-19 women’s national team achieve one of the best results in the history of Canada Basketball. Team Canada compiled a record of 8-1 at the FIBA U19 World Championships for Women held July 2131 in Chile, knocking off powerhouses like China, Russia and even basketball superpower the United States. The team’s motto throughout the tournament was “not too high, not to low,” said Lee, and that mantra was put to the ultimate test as Canada faced amazing peaks and one giant crater. Canada started with a bang — they crushed China 76-49 in their opening game — and photos submitted kept on rolling with decisive wins over Egypt, Italy, Russia KRISTJANA Young fires a shot during the U19 World Championships held in Chile and Japan. last month. Young reunited with former Handsworth teammate Diana Lee on Team “Every team that we played Canada, helping the squad to an impressive 8-1 finish in the tournament. we knew it was going to be a hard game,” Young told the North Shore News after the team arrived back in Canada. “We were kind of underdogs a lot so we just went in and played loose, we played so together. We beat some big teams. After we beat China and then Russia we kind of realized that we weren’t just the underdogs, we could go into the medal rounds.” Then came a second-round meeting with the United States. It wasn’t a must-win for either team but both came in undefeated. “I was nervous,” said Young. “But then again I felt like we were the underdog again and we didn’t really have anything to lose. I just kind of wanted to go out and play my hardest.” The whole team played hard, jumping out to an early lead and then squashing all U.S. comeback attempts to score a comfortable 64-52 win. “We were up the whole game and I was like, OK, they’re going to push back at some point so you’ve just got to keep focused and keep playing D,” said Young. “Nobody really freaked out at the end because I think we were all in shock. . . . It was the craziest win of my life.” It’s hard to remember a “not too high” mantra after a win DIANA Lee defends a player from the U.S. national like that, but the team tried to stay levelheaded, said Lee. U19 team. Canada won the game 64-52 in a stunning “We kind of took about half an hour to bask in the fact that upset. U.S.A. went on to win the tournament. we’d beaten such a power but we knew that we had another game the day after so we just had to celebrate a little bit but then playing before and it just didn’t turn out well for us.” That’s when the “not too low” motto was put to the test. To get back to business and focus on the next game.” The next game was a must-win if they hoped to get into their credit, the team rallied to win their final two games against the medals and, it turned out, it was the team’s only loss of the Japan and France to finish the tournament in fifth place. “That was tough to do — we were still upset that we didn’t get tournament. “The one game that we couldn’t lose was the one that we to the medal round,” said Young. “It just kind of showed what lost,” said Lee, the sting of their 69-55 defeat at the hands of our team was all about. Our team was hard working, we played Spain still sounding in her voice. “You have to step up your for each other. We were mentally tough to get through those game once you get to that quarterfinal. We kind of played at the same level and I think Spain kind of upped how they had been See Best page 25

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Van duo on point for Team Canada A pair of West Vancouver defencemen are set to suit up for Canada’s National Men’s Summer Under18 hockey team at the 2011 Memorial of Ivan Hlinka tournament running Aug. 8-13 in Breclav, Czech Republic and Piestany, Slovakia.

Griffin Reinhart and Morgan Rielly will man the blue line for Team Canada as they take on national under-18 teams from the world’s hockey powers. Canada is looking to win the tournament for the fourth straight year and will face the Czech Republic, Sweden and Switzerland in its opening-round group. The other group consists of Finland, Russia, Slovakia and the United States. Reinhart and Rielly were chosen along with their teammates following a four-day selection camp held at Father David Bauer Olympic Arena in Calgary. Both Reinhart and Rielly play in the Western Hockey League with Reinhart suiting up for the Edmonton Oil Kings and Rielly playing for the Moose Jaw Warriors. Tournament updates will be posted at www.hockeycanada.ca. ••• North Vancouver’s Emily Oxland and Katie Wuttunee both played key starting roles for Team British Columbia as they rolled to volleyball gold at the National Team Challenge Cup played July 1924 in Winnipeg. B.C. played Team Ontario in the championship final, beating the easterners 3-1 (2523, 24-26, 25-19, 25-23) to take the title. Oxland, a setter, was named to the tournament all-star team. She’ll be back at Handsworth this fall looking to lead the Royals to their fourth straight AAAA provincial high school championship. She’s been the MVP of the provincial tournament the past two years. Wuttunee, a six-three middle blocker, played for Carson Graham last year and has committed to Capilano University for the 2011-12 season. — Compiled by Andy Prest Email information about your upcoming sporting event or results from recent competitions to aprest@nsnews.com.


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Best friends hit highs and lows with national team From page 24 two (final games). It was tough though.” When it was all over Canada finished with eight wins and one loss, the best ever record for a Canadian team at any world championship tournament and the same mark as the eventual champions: the United Stated. Spain finished second. Back home in B.C. both Young and Lee were starting to put the team’s results in perspective. “Getting an 8-1 record made history for Canada so we can’t really be too upset with how we did, but it just goes to show that you have to show up for every game,” said Lee. “We didn’t play our best game against Spain. It sucks that we couldn’t have beaten them and gotten into the semis. It’s kind of all a learning experience and shows that you just have to be ready for any opponent.” “I don’t think I realized when we were playing how well we were doing,” added Young. “Looking back on it it’s crazy that we only lost one game.” Both Young and Lee played important minutes for the team and with other stars like Nirra Fields, Wumi Agunbiade and the Plouffe twins, Michelle and Katherine, making big contributions, Canada succeeded with hard work, good coaching and great chemistry, said Lee. “There was no drama on our team, all the girls got along great. We’re all really good friends now so I think that was a big part of it.” For Young and Lee it was the first time playing together in a meaningful game since they walked off the court as two-time defending provincial AAA champions with the Handsworth Royals last year. For the 2010-11 season Lee was a rookie at NCAA school Boise

State while Young took her game to UBC. They’ve known each other since elementary school and both started for the Royals senior team for four straight years beginning in Grade 9. “After high school we kind of thought that was going to be the last time we’d play together,” said Lee. “At the beginning of tryouts (for Team Canada) some of the girls didn’t know that we were from the same place and best friends. They were like, ‘How do you guys know each other so well?’ and we were like, ‘Oh, we’re best friends.’” That old bond they used to share — Handsworth head coach Scott Palmer used to call them the Sedin twins because of their uncanny connection on the court — came right back. “Di was my point guard for every game in high school so I recognize her passes and her moves,” said Young. “To get to have one more chance to play together was really cool. We know each other so well, it’s like playing together is so easy.” To do it with Canada’s Maple Leaf stitched into their jerseys made it all the more special, said Young. “It was unbelievable. It was insane. When we got our jerseys it was the coolest thing I’ve ever experienced in basketball. It was crazy. I didn’t want to give it back.” For Lee it was a dream come true. “It’s such an honour. It’s been a goal of mine ever since I started playing to represent my country and to be able to finally do that and wear that ‘Canada’ on my chest, it’s a unbelievable feeling. I’m just so proud to be able to do that and to represent my country. . . . You can’t ask for anything better than to not only be representing your country and playing on the highest stage but experiencing it all with your best friend. What more can you ask for?”

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KRISTJANA Young (left) and Diana Lee reunite on Canada’s U19 national team. The North Van duo started on the Handsworth senior team for four years, winning provincial titles in their Grade 11 and 12 seasons.

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ARCHIBALD, Desmond Blake May 19, 1926 - July 28, 2011 'Des' will be remembered by many friends, family, & business associates as a ’man on the move’ and ready with a quip. Predeceased by his loving wife, Betty. Survived by sons Randy (Susanne) and Rod (Kathy), two grandchildren Meaghan & Kate, brother Gordon (Carolyn), sister Carol (Charles), many nephews, nieces, and friends. Join us for a celebration of his life. Saturday August 13, 2011, 1:45pm. First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC. Reception to Follow. Donations can be made to your local SPCA.

Lebeter, Mary 1914 - 2011 Mary completed her life’s journey on July 28th, 2011. Mary was predeceased by her husband, Leonard; son, Donald and son inlaw David. She is lovingly survived by her daughter, Pat Plumbe; daughter in-law, Betty; grandsons David (Susan), Gary (Jennifer), Drew (Lisa), Darren (Rose) and Scott (Rosemary) and grandchildren Sarah, Laura, Janine, Nathan, Kennedy and Cole. Born in England on November 5th, 1914, Mary came to Canada with her husband and children in 1954. With a passion for travel, Mary and Len’s adventures included such places as Australia, Fiji, Zimbabwe, Greece, Peru, Panama and many winters in Hawaii. They were active members of the North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club, a sport they both loved, and enjoyed weekends spent with their extended families. Thanks to Dr. Forgie and Gibsons’ Christenson Village for their loving care. No service by request. Mary will be sorely missed by her family and is now at Peace with Len, Don, Dave and other people she loved. We will always remember you with love.

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DAMER - Margaret Louise 1928 - 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Margi on July 29, 2011. Predeceased by son Grant. Survived by husband John, children Dianne and Paul, grandsons Geoff and Grant. Margi was born and raised in North Vancouver and resided there for most of her life. She loved sewing, knitting, music and watching the birds in her backyard. Margi will be remembered for her courage, grace and gentle spirit. Through illness and adversity, she was always quick to smile and enjoy life’s simple pleasures. Margi will be deeply missed by all who were fortunate enough to have known her. Many thanks to the Home Support Caregivers and the staff of Lions Gate Hospital and North Shore Hospice for their care and kindness. No Service at her request. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation in Margi’s memory.

MILLIGAN - Ailsa March 1, 1928 - July 20, 2011 After a 'long good-bye' Ailsa will be lovingly remembered by her children; John ( Barbara), Edward (K a t h y ), An n a n d S u s a n , grandchildren Nigel (Karen), Sarah (Gus), Ward, Reggie, Ben, Jessica, Sam, great grandchildren: Jack, Zanna and Heidi; her brother Thomas Croil, a n d s i s t e r B a rb a ra Croil. Predeceased by her husband, George (2001) sister Ann (Dyer), brother George. Born in Camp Borden, Ont to Air Marshall G.M. Croil and Ailsa Arnold, 'Sparrow' went to '11 different schools in 12 years' and made many lifelong friends. At UBC she earned her 'MRS' when she met and married George. After raising their family in West Van, they moved to Bowen Is. Many happy times were spent with her grandchildren and with anyone who dropped by to visit her and George at their home and on Worlcombe Is. A special thanks to Cedarview Lodge and Lynn Valley Care for their care and to Elaine White for her compassion and gentle humour for Ailsa in her last few months. A memorial service will be held to honour this wonderful cheerful soul on Thursday August 11 at 1pm at St Christopher’s Church, 11th and Inglewood, West Vancouver. A donation to the Alzheimer Society of BC would be appreciated.

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Your hands leave loving imprints on us Reminders of the treasure of our togetherness A glowing fulfillment we hold close, its warmth wrapping around us. With you, we are always embraced And we will feel your touch forever.

HARMAN - Frances Velma January 4, 1919 – June 26, 2011 With great sadness we announce the passing of our beloved mother, grandmother, great grandmother and friend to many. Frances was born in Vancouver and came to Dundarave, West Vancouver with her late husband (Sidney Harman) in 1942, where she lovingly raised her children (Beverley, Laraine, Bernice, Gary and June). She is remembered for her generous spirit, positive nature and love for her family, home, pets and garden. Guests were delighted when served tea and freshly baked cookies; and she had a listening ear for the concerns of others. She was a well liked Brownie, Girl Guide, Cub leader. Predeceased by her brother Arthur Smith, Frances will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Celebration of life to be held August 12, by invitation. Contact: june@juneharman.com, or 604-325-0703. Donations may be made in Frances’s name to the SPCA.

Niesczeri, Ursula May 15, 1924 - July 24, 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of our mother at the North Vancouver Kiwanis Care Home on Sunday July 24th, 2011. Oma, as she was affectionately known by all, left this earth after 87 years that were filled with both joys and sorrows but we take comfort in the fact that her struggles are all behind her and she is now at peace. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Erich. She is survived by her four children Axel, Marion, Karin and Patricia; her three supportive son-in-laws, Jim and the "two Tony’s" and her six grand children: Nikolaus, Erica, Douglas, Natalie, Jonathan and Alexander. We would like to thank all of the second floor staff at the Kiwanis Care Home for the wonderful care and support they provided. To honour Oma’s strength and perseverance, donations are being accepted to either HOPE’s Place Second Stage Program (HPSS) or SAGE Transition House. You can mail a cheque directly to the following address indicating which program you would like the donation to be applied to: North Shore Crisis Services Society Suite 119-255 West 1st Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 3G8 Dean, John Ian June 28, 1931 to August 1, 2011 Ian passed into the presence of his Lord and Savior Jesus Christ after a long battle with Prostate & Bone Cancer.He is survived by his wife Marion of 56 yrs. Daughter Heather (Robert) Pasman, Sons Mark (Christine), Jim (Amanda) & 7 Grandchildren,Jennifer & Joanna Pasman, Julie (Dana) Jorgensen, Brian Dean, Brayden, Ashley & Rachel Dean. Predeceased by infant son Paul. Ian came to Canada from Kirkcaldy, Scotland in 1949, lived in St. Catherine’s, Ont., Victoria & Greater Vanc. Being a very handy man, there was not much he couldn’t fix, but his life’s career was in Real Estate Appraising and Tax Consulting. Ian volunteered for many organizations using his woodworking skills & helping at the church he attended. The Family wishes to Thank all who helped Ian on his journey with Cancer, including Dr. Kim Chi at V.C.C.,Dr. A. Lahka & all the wonderful Nurses & Staff at Lions Gate Hospital 7 West & North Shore Hospice. A Memorial Service will be held at Sutherland Church, 630 East 19th St. North Vanc., on Sunday Sept 18th at 3:00pm. In Lieu of flowers, a donation may be made to: Daybreak Point Bible Camp, Friendship in the Himalayas Foundation or Lighthouse Harbour Ministries.

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KERR, ELIZABETH (Betty) 1913 - 2011 Died peacefully surrounded by loving family July 8, 2011 in Victoria Hospice. Our mom, grandma, great-grandma brightened every room she entered and lifted the spirits of everyone she met. Her amazing positive attitude not only showed us how to live but also how to die. She was pre-deceased by her husband, Walter (1977) and is survived by her three children Pat (Bert 2011) Don (Maxine) and Brian (Elaine), seven grandchildren, Rob, Carolyn, (Ken), Michelle (Todd), Debbie (Harry), Donna (Ali), Douglas (Nicole), Chris and eleven great grandchildren. She was a member and president of the Ladies Auxiliary of the Seaforth Highlanders of Canada, the CWL and volunteered her time for m any y ear s at the Wes t Vancouver Seniors’ Centre. She moved from West Vancouver to Somerset House in Victoria in 2002 where she met many new friends. A funeral service was held on July 20th in Victoria. On August 10, 2011, at 1:00 p.m. she will be interred with her late husband, Walter, at the Capilano View Cemetery, Mathers and 3rd Street, West Vancouver. Please join us for a Celebration of her Life at 2:00 p.m. at Brian & Elaine’s, #904 – 1485 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver. Grandma Kerr, you will always be our shining light.

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General Employment

RESPITE WORK in group homes available. 24HR shifts. Training and support provided. Exp. with autism pref. Fax 604-324-4505.

Lease Administrator Required for busy North Shore Property Management office. Working knowledge of Lease Documentation required. Preparation experience preferred, minimum 3 years experience in the Real Estate Industry. Strong Computer knowledge, written and verbal communication skills. Please email your resume And cover letter to:

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General Employment

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TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Postmedia Community Publishing makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

Utility Maintenance Worker The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for a Utility Maintenance Worker. For position details and to apply visit: www.northvanrec.com/ employment. Competition #1533 Closing Date: Aug. 19, 2011

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Hotel Restaurant

Sushi Nami Japanese Restaurant in North Van. seeks a Sushi Cook Completion of Secondary school 3yrs or more exp. in cooking $17−18/hr, 40hrs/wk, Fluency in Korean & Basic English E-mail: hji7777@yahoo.co.kr Fax: 604-986-0668

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FULL TIME TELEPHONE SUPPORT POSITION for busy north shore software company. Accounting, customer support, MS office exp., fluent in English. E-mail to: Support@esilaw.com or fax to 604-990-1789

Office Personnel

ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT Our company is currently accepting applications for the position of Administrative Clerk. Email to tsectn@live.com

1285 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.

BUILDING MANAGER

NORTH SHORE Apartment building on the North Shore needs a live-in manager couple to oversee its day to day operations. Duties include suite rentals, basic building maintenance and a little bookkeeping. No experience necessary. Training provided. Please fax resume to 604-980-3839.

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FRIDGE, 20 cu ft $75. Freezer, 10 cu ft $75. Rare elect wringer washer $50. Unique elect fireplace $50. 604-929-4446

FRIDGE, STOVE, dishwasher + micro. All white. In great working condition. Selling all 4 applis. together for $350. 604-926-5440

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Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

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From advertising executive or banker to x-ray technician or zookeeper, you'll find it in the Employment Section.

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Dogs

JACK RUSSELL pups m/f, smooth coat, dewormed, 1 shots, tails docked, vet checked $400. 604-701-1587

SHIH-TZU/HAVANESE ready to go, vet checked, shots $600 (604) 992-5697

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WHIRLPOOL DRYER, white, excellent cond. $175. Call 604-765-0735

RETAIL sales The Gull Liquor Store @ Park & Tilford Shopping Centre is seeking P/T help. Must be available for daytime and evening work. Apply in person with resume to David or Amanda. 715-333 Brooksbank Avenue, N. Vancouver

ANTIQUE COFFEE table $150 & oak swivel chair $85; high chair $45; playpen $40, 604-986-8922

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REQUIRED IMMEDIATELY for Full Time Positions in Ft. St. John. GASFITTER/SERVICEMAN also required JOURNEYMAN PLUMBER. Excellent wages and benefits. Fax 250-787-1320, Ph: 250-787-1361 Email: dphl@telus.net

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YARD SALE! Sat.Aug 6th. 9-1 Furniture & household items, gently used/great condition! 2033 Floralynn Crescent, North Vancouver ROYAL DOULTON French Prov. fine china, service 8, white/gold rim $200; 604-988-5700

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Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★ TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, snacks, full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783

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BUNKBEDS. BLUE metal w/mattresses. 2 sets (4 beds). $200/ per set. Call bfr 8pm. 604-925-3299 MOVING SALE, all must go! Kitchen, bedroom & living furn. Washer, TVs, etc. 604-980-0128 PINE QUEEN bed frame, boxspring/mattress & dresser $400. 2 Bookcases $55 ea. All excellent cond 604-988-7916 SECTIONAL SOFA, brown, 3 piece & ottoman $350. Brass & glass: dining table, 8 chairs, glass shelving, sofa table & lamp, new $3500, sell $800. Kitchen table & 6 chairs $50. Filing cabinets, office supplies $25 & up. Metal storage cabinets $30 ea, large desk $30. Chairs $25. Bookcases $6. 604-926-3283.

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NORTH VAN TWO FAMILY MOVING SALE Sun, Aug 7, 10am - 2pm 238 West 26th St ( in back lane) Everything from furniture & collectibles to tools & toys

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Q.

My husband has recently been diagnosed with Alzheimer’s Disease. Our doctor is very supportive, but we’re both feeling anxious about the future. Do you have any advice about how to move forward?

A.

The Alzheimer Society has a resource centre in North Vancouver and can provide support for those diagnosed with Alzheimer Disease, their families and caregivers. You can call them at 604-984-8348 for the schedule of early stage support groups, workshops and other resources which may be useful. You may also like to go to dementiajourney.ca which is aimed at connecting families and loved ones to tools and resources. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

GOLDEN DOODLE Pups (Golden Retriever & Std. Poodle) email pic $850. 250-674-0091

BULLDOGS ENGLISH CKC Reg, Sold w $500 of free boarding. 2 lovely boys remaining. Avail 8th Aug www.BulldogsBC.com $2,300 (604) 898-9044 woof@mvph.ca nsnews.com

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LEGALS Development Information Open House Early Public Input Opportunity - Re Zoning Application

Four Rental Units – 272-274 East 5th Street Terra Firma Design Ltd. invite interested members of the public to attend the development information open house for an early opportunity to review the application and offer comments

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Wednesday, August 17th 2:00 pm – 4:00 pm If you are 15-30 years old, call 604-988-3766 to register. YWCA One Stop Career Shop Located near the Seabus at: Suite A- 15 Chesterfield Pl., North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 3K3 Funded in whole or part through the Canada-British Columbia Labour Market Development Agreement

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City of North Vancouver Christopher Wilkinson- Planning technician Community development department 141 West 14th street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 604-990-4206; cwilkinson@cnv.org


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1 BDRM, Lower Lonsdale, 19th flr, city view, s/facing, balcony, ns np, 1 prkg, gym, nr seabus, $950, Oct 1, 604-454-7022 1 bdrm, main floor, Laminate, fully renovated, $875 incl heat & h/w, ns, np, Sept 1, 604-983-9469 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $1095 & $1195 large deck, new kitchen, bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, avail Sep 1st. 604-988-1939 1 Br. $860 & 2 BR $1050 & up Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. no pets, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to avoid new starts, projects or relationships. Clean up the past: children, romances or creative projects left hanging (Sunday/Monday, Saturday) or chores neglected. An old flame might appear, or you chase one. This was never a super-deep love, but a pleasing, bright one. Your home life grows hectic now to Sept. 18. Perhaps you’re moving, selling, repairing, renovating, etc. This is a good development, especially in this year of buying/selling luck. But DON’T start a new reno or large repair project before Aug. 26. Caution Tuesday/Wednesday: others are stronger. Taurus April 20-May 20: Avoid all new starts, projects and relationships before August 26, especially in home, parent-kid, property, gardening, agriculture, security and retirement zones. Mysteries arise Sunday to Tuesday noon – a perfect time for research, intimate talks, health diagnosis, lifestyle investigations and for sexual and financial actions. But be aware that illusion/deception exists, and don’t commit to a brand new sexual relationship or financial action/investment – stick with ongoing or past situations. Words, tools, electricity and driving need alert serenity into Wednesday. Gemini May 21-June 20: August is filled with things you like: talking, writing, short trips, fascinating facts, siblings and casual friends – but all from or connected to the past. A light, sweet friend or lover could return. If you travel to a new place, realize you might lose something, so use precautions (e.g., two car keys in separate places). Money can flow to you from old invoices, and old bills come due. DON’T buy anything more than food, necessities before Aug. 26 (and start no big new projects). Attraction and opposition face you Monday-Wednesday. Help an Aries. Love possible, Saturday!

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Continue to chase money, but without starting new money projects until Aug. 26 onward. Since your main money period of the year occurs before the 26th, a good profit might lurk in past connections or ventures. If not, stick with the status quo: it’s lucky enough. Your friends gather round, you feel popular this summer! And your determination and sex appeal are high. Your home (and mate, if you’re married) feels restricting, but this will pass in 14 months, so be patient. Work on home projects together. Careful with tools, health, career Monday-Wednesday. Interesting secrets late week! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your energy and charisma soar, but avoid new projects before Aug. 26. You can give old projects a good heave, or successfully revive past ones. (Don’t revive a writing, organizational, or music project – these need more than you can give them now.) Romance or a gamble excite Sunday to Wednesday! Plunge in, but don’t violate any moral codes – gossip or, worse, censure could follow. Your duties contain a distasteful task midweek. You might need to be a hatchet-man. Well, stick with what’s honest. An exciting attraction, new horizon arises Friday/Saturday. (But you’re old to them.) Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Re-establish contact with a government agency or head office over the next few weeks – redo a task, perhaps taxes, a system report, application, etc. The outlook is good, you’ll be treated graciously, a re-submitted application succeeds, etc. A health cure, “missed” before, can work or arrive now. Don’t start any brand new projects before Aug. 26. Your ethics are high this year – that’s good, because the six weeks ahead might bring a social-sexual attraction to the boil – careful Tuesday/ Wednesday: love, lust mingle “disagreeably.” Handle home, security concerns Sunday-Tuesday.

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1 BR, large, $860 reno’d, immed Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BR. large, $870. mountain view, Aug. 15 or Sept. 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

1 BR, view, avail now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 604-985-8405

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER 1 BR ($1300/mo). Avail Sept 1st. With balconies and spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops and close to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat and hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR Large $1150, avail Sept 1 Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

2 BR, Lower Lonsdale, patio, wd, prkg, ns, np, new paint, hardwood, immed, 604-988-4871 2 BR, Sep 1, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1300incl heat & hw, 604-617-3602 2 BR, south facing, 180° view, 2 car prkg, rec fac. nr seabus, np, Sep 1. 604-987-4935..838-2376 ★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 Brs Aug. 15 or Sept 1. $910 $940. Rental Bonus - 1/2 month free Carpets, drapes, gated prkg, heat, hw. No dogs. 604-986-7745 BACH, LARGE $750, hardwood, heat, hot water, upper Lonsdale, Sept. 1, ns, np. 604-202-3458 Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915 renovated.2 BR from $1235. Avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187 HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bach Aug 15, $855. 1 BR. Sep. 1, $955 Incl heat/hw. NP, 604-985-3650

Beautiful Views

1730 Chesterfield 1br, laminate flrs., dw, ground level, nice priv. patio, prkg avail, 604-987-5841 1Br $900, large, immed. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 778-707-0958

2 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, north west exposure, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & np, $1200. 604-830-0857 msg. 2 BR hardwood, St. Georges & 12 1 yr lease, prkg, np, ns, Sept 1, $1125inc heat/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR, hardwood, top flr corner, view, large patio, cat ok, Lonsdale & 19, $1225, ns, 604-986-4927

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Bachelor 2 BR starting at $1450 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356

WOODCROFT, CAPILANO 1 BR+Den, 19th flr, D/W, prkg pool, gym, Utilities & cable incl N/P, Call: (604) 219-9744 $1,250/M

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your popularity remains high and delightful – except among VIPs, bosses and authorities, who display impatience until midSeptember. Don’t push them – and especially don’t try to force your point of view on them, especially this Tuesday/Wednesday. If you just sit back and carefully let your opponent charge ahead, they’ll take the “body blows.” Start nothing important before Aug. 26. An old flame might appear. Retreat judiciously Tuesday noon to Thursday eve. Romance starts small Thursday night, peaks Saturday. You’re hopeful, optimistic – enjoy! Investment luck returns soon. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Enter no new projects, relationships or situations before Aug. 26. Avoid legal hassles until Sept. 19. (If you’re a legal worker, this period brings much more work – and reward. You could net a prestigious client.) Your career is emphasized these weeks – VIPs, bosses and parents favour you, but be prepared for mistakes, delays, missed appointments or short supplies. Money’s full, good, Sunday to noon Tuesday – but don’t buy anything important. Take care with work, tools, driving Monday to Wednesday. Home, real estate, kids and security flow well Friday/Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: A gentle, mellow mood prevails. Your energy and charisma surge Sunday to midday Tuesday. You could attract love, perhaps from an old flame. Usually I’d say start something significant these three days, but Mercury’s retrograde, so brand new projects, relationships, will swirl into unending circles. Stick with the past and the ongoing. Also, watch for sudden upsets in sexual or financial/earnings areas – your urges here could interfere with romance’s smooth course. Money’s paramount midweek, but buy nothing big. Casual friends, short trips, paperwork arrive Friday/ Saturday.

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

1BDRM/1BTH near 1st and Lonsdale, North Van Totally renovated $1,000 Monthly Call: (604) 813-0669 email: yb.robbie@gmail.com

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110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Bach $875. ★1 BR. $1040 Views, Storage. Parking avail. NP 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com STUDIO IN Hi-rise, 1 block to seabus, waterview, inste w/d, gas f/p, 4 appl, prkg, storage, n/s, n/p, Avail Sept. $950. 604-986-7386 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield 1 BR $940, Wkdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406 WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balc, bright, rec facility, n/s, n/p. $1350 incl utils. 604-813-7312. WOODCROFT. Large, 1 BR. Pemberton bldg, $975/mo incl heat, h/w, u/grd prkg, gated security. N/P, Immed. 604-671-2049

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, corner, hardwood, ns, np, $1100, 604-808-1029 AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR’s avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, n/p, n/s. Avail Aug 1st. By appt. 604-922-8741 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

August 7 - 13, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on mysteries, depths, research, investments, debt, sexual desires, intimate links, health diagnosis, commitments and consequences. These zones are mildly lucky now, but don’t make any major commitments (nor start any projects) before Aug. 26. One partnership might end, another begin, now to mid-September. Rest, contemplate, and deal with government agencies, head office or institutions Sunday to noon Tuesday. Use a fine surge of energy to complete difficult chores/ projects Tuesday/Wednesday. Money’s fortunate, and reaches a wee climax, Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Start nothing new before Aug. 26. This week and next could present juicy “old opportunities.” Jump on these. A former partner, spouse or associate could contact you (or you them). Relationships excite, seem filled with potential! Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday to Tuesday noon. Flirtations, social joys, entertainment rise, and an old wish might come true! Don’t “count on the future” this week, though. Rest, contemplate Tuesday p.m. to Thursday eve. This night to Saturday, your energy soars, and exciting meetings could be in store! Work is hectic until mid-September. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Don’t start anything new before Aug. 26, especially in work, machinery, health and nutrition zones. Mistakes and delays might enter these areas – but luck supports you; no disasters occur. A former job might return. You’re passionate and brave in romantic and creative areas all month (and into mid-September) but Monday to Wednesday could bring an upset or set back if you hold money above love/art. Though this is really a work period, you feel hopeful, popular midweek, and a wee wish could come true. Retreat, rest Friday/Saturday – contemplate, enjoy sweet solitude. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Apartments & Condos

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West Van Apt. Rentals

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6522

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6515

Duplexes - Rent

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Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691

www.vancouvershortstay.com Sea, and Solitude! View, Sun Great spot to reside during your renovation! 10 month window as of August 15? 3 bd den fully furnished. Experience the country lane feel. Garage storage $3995/ Front & Center Dundarave! Term Negotiable Views Beach 4 bd office library hwd Cottage at it’s finest! Walk to amenities Available now, Enjoy $6995/ www.manderrealestate.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175

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Furnished Accommodation

6540

Houses - Rent

AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4BR+, 2 Ba’s, semi-furn. fp, h/wd, ns, np, refs lease, $2400. 604-926-0053 EXECUTIVE 4 BR + 1 den, furnished, beautiful newer house, nice large yards, Grand Blvd. $4800. Sept 1. 778-322-1688 EXECUTIVE 5 BR, 2 full baths, 2 carport, beautiful lot, Capilano area, quiet St, Sept 1, ns, pet friendly, $2800, 1 yr lease, refs reqd. Ray 604-805-8684 LYNN VALLEY, clean 3br+rec rm 2 full baths, large fenced yard, carport, close to bus & shops. $2400. Sep 1, 604-988-5469

4BDRM/2.5BTH 4516 Woodgreen Dr. West Vancouver, BC West Vancouver Cypress Park Estates 4 to 5 Bedrooms, (2 Ensuites with walk-in closet) 3,300 sqft., gas fireplace, patios,outdoor heated swimming pool. In a cul-de-sac, with schools nearby. Available September 15th or October 1st, one year contract or longer for $3800 per month.Refs req’d. Small Pets OK (604) 649-9189 or email: paulinewong649@yahoo.ca. 3BDRM/1.5BTH Seymour area rancher, f/p, sep. laundry rm & dining rm, fenced backyard, n/s, cr.cks. & ref. req.’d Small Pets OK $2,000 Monthly plus util. Call: (604) 8989013 email: dtindale1@shaw.ca

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

6540

Houses - Rent

Elevator, wheelchair accessible Huge View, East of Lwr Lonsdale, laminate floors, super clean, lane access, 3 bd 2 bth, Duplex $2495/ Pilot House Road Refer to ad under ’Furnished rentals’ today! Settle for 10 months WV at $3995/ Blueridge, Hockey Home Anyone? Windsor High School nearby. Hwd, updates, Great for teens recroom down, 4 bds 3 bths, fenced yard Dog Welcome! Double car garage $3995/ Caulfeild Elementary or Rockridge? Tenant has bought a home! Ready to snap up a good deal? Contemp. View Home 4 bd up 4 1/2 bth hwd Dble Garage, Cliff hanger $4495/ Three level contemporary in mint shape! 2000’ of executive living heart of Ambleside! SS appls hwd outdoor fireplace, open plan Yours to enjoy! 3 bd den 3 bth $5195/ Rockridge High School, Pool! View, Tudor Style, Love those rich woods? Hi End appliances, ship deck floor, 4 bd/office den recroom, dble garage $5495/ Whitby Estates Over 6000’ Two kitchens of equal caliber to please the extended family! View! Double garage, Sentinel School or Chartwell plus Private School nearby. Ready to move? $5995/ Bellevue and 25th Beachside furnished or not? Open Ended term, 4 bd 3 bth caregiver quarters,hwd Updates but funky! $6995/ Dundarave Corner property Great street appeal and huge views! Walk to Amenities! 4 bd 3 bth, hwd, 4 fps, updated two single car garages plus additonal off street parking! West Van High? $6495/ ’Family Compound’ October start date! Two homes attached by dble garage. Fabulous Bluff Location in Lwr B’P’s. Great work space/ studio or extended family with pool & atmosphere! $6995/ Brand Spanking New Ambleside Top of the line security systems! Allgery free, open plan, media, wine room & all the fixings! SS appl 4 bd, nanny quarters or extended family spoiler. $7995/ www.dianamander.com Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175 www.househunting.ca

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Houses - Rent

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Aug. 7

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, award winning heritage home, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459 1 BR bsmt Upper Lynn Valley, nr bus, n/s, n/p $775 incl cable, hydro, avail now. 604-983-3127 1 BR +den, fp, furn. garden level large outdoor patio, 5 appls, share wd, Dollarton area, ns, np, $1500/mo incls. 604-929-1495 1 BR, upper Lonsdale, bright g/l ste, suits 1, ns np, own w/d, Sept 1, $850+1/3 utils. 604-838-1936 1 BR+DEN, ocean views, boating lower,1 owner quiet home, f/p, tile h/w flrs, suit 1 quiet wrkng person $1250 ns np 604-929-4446 2 BDRM bsmt, Blueridge, suits 2 people, near bus, $1000 incl utils. ns, np, Immed, 604-985-2485 2 BDRM + den, view, gas f/p, inste w/d, nr bus, $1400 + 1/3 utils. incl net/cable. 604-913-8106 3 BR, ground level, upper Lonsdale, wd, np, ns, avail now, $1500 incl utils, 604-250-7824 4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal/ Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2650 604-922-3499 WWW.EASYRENT.CA W. Vanc. 280 28th St. 2 br, 2 bath garden level, wd, 1300sf, yard, 1 yr lease, ns, np $1875. now. 604-662-3279

2BDRM grnd flr suite Upper Lonsdale $1400 plus 1/3 gas and elec. Basic cable incl. DW, WD, gas FP. No smokers. Ref req’d, 1-year lease pref. Sep 1. (604) 980-5620

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Townhouses Rent

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Collectibles & Classics

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 156 K, presitine condition $10,900. Call Bob 604-986-8516

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Vans

1987 JEEP Cherokee, stored for 4 years, good condition, $600. Call 604-929-3868

1976 VW Westfalia, rebuit 79 engine. many new parts, solid body, $5300 takes, 604-728-7947

Domestic

1994 CHEV Impala SS, 167,000 kms, 1 owner, black, 5.7L, auto, serviced at dealer, all records, all original. $6500. 604-988-4416

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Sports & Imports

2004 FORD Freestar Sport, loaded, 102,000 kms, exc cond, well maintained $7800 obo. 604-922-2100

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Luxury Cars

9145

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Cleaning

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8060

Concrete

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8073

Drainage

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8075

8087

Excavating

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8115

Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing

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Gutters

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Handyperson

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Hauling

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Kitchens/Baths

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8155

- 7 days/week. - Odd Jobs North Shore Do All Services.

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

DELBROOK Electric Ltd

GUTTER CLEANING. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

Fencing/Gates

Drywall

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

604-988-5294

established 1963

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

EXCEPTIONAL QUALITY Antique restoration Custom reproductions. 604-984-8313

8080

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

Gutters

DECKS BY DALE Specializing in cedar decks, new, repair & reno. 30 yrs exp. WCB 604-984-6997

ANY CEMENT Repairs rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage. 30 + yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-354-9178

1993 TERRY 21’ 5th wheel, air & many extras too much to list. 1993 Dodge Ram 250 Cumins Turbo diesel new 10 ply tires & runs very well. $14,000 both Selling for health reasons. 604-792-3403 or 604-316-1492

8125

NORTH SHORE GUTTERS

EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290

9522

2006 TOYOTA Yaris LE, 4 dr, hatch, 5 spd, 47,000 kms, silver, 1 owner, new tires, $9200 obo. 604-926-2439

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2H

1997 NISSAN extended cab, 5 spd. 270K, $2450, D9921 car in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

Electrical

AYRE ELECTRIC licensed & bonded low rates fast service. Scott 604-785-8899 #106016

Call Merry Maids.

1991 BMW 850I, exc body, clean, 67K, new tires & parts, Moving Must sell! $15,500, 604-728-7947

8080

CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270

It’s one less thing to worry about.

Scrap Car Removal

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

Carpentry

With everything life throws at you, who has time to clean?

1996 TOYOTA Tercel, 2 dr, auto, silver, air cared, good cond. $2900, 604-805-5187. 924-9232

1999 BMW 740iL auto, perfect cond, A/C, 161kms, $6,688obo Call: (778) 322-3598

8030

Boats

2008 FORD Focus SES, 2 dr moon roof, leather, all goodies, 36K, $13,800. 604-985-8378

9129

HOME SERVICES

PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Call Paul 604-625-7611 or James @ 604-613-8630

(*based on 2000 sq.ft. + gst)

Junk Removal

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial

604-889-0263


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HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

8185

Moving & Storage

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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

Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless

604.980.MOVE

SERAFINA

NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com

Garden Services

• Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Organic veg. garden • Professional & experienced • Reasonable rates

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153 A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152 All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687 ★ CNN Yrs of exp. weeding, soil pruning, all your garden needs Great rates Nick 778-840-6573 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853 $22. 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

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 bc.moving@gmail.com TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8190

New Home Builders

Lotos Construction. Small & large res. renos, custom new home construction 604-988-0401 or www.lotosconstruction.ca

8193

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO OIL TANK REMOVAL

Oil Tank Detection Oil Tank Removal Soil Remediation FREE ESTIMATES BEST PRICE GUARANTEED

8175

Masonry

ARCADIA STONEWORK bricks, blocks, natural, cultured & paving stones. Alex - 778-895-6170 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

utter, Deck, & Roof Cleaning Inspection, cleaning & repair: ower washing and window washing - Roofs, gutters, windows, decks, epair estimates & quality construcpatios, and more on services.

6 0 4 2 9 4 6 7 0 0 www.pomeroyconstruction.com

BBC HOME Service, Plumbing electrical, carpentry, property maintenance & management. Free Est. Glenn @ 778-223-4722 North Shore Do all Services Any or all, big or small. int./ext. Free Est. Michael 778-868-5079

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs!

crownmountainmovers.com

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

604.980.8384

Plumbing

We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos • Int/ext water damage repair • Vinyl & composite sundecks • 35yrs exp. / North Shore Co.

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

John Pratt: 604-763-6423

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

604-889-6409

– Renovator Member of the Year

North Shore Based Professional, Quality, Precision

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

8195

GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527 mail@gallerypainting.net

POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed ! WCB★ Free Est★ Insured★

Summer Promo 25% off until Aug. 31st !

RICKY DEWAN PAINTING

Licensed, Comm/ Residential. Plumbing, Gas fitting, Furnaces Hot water heaters & Drain cleaning etc. Repairs, Reno’s & Installs

24/7- 604-328-1385 #1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Guaranteed. $60/hour 604-726-0474

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529 SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING since 1975

SUMMER SPECIAL

Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 A Magic Touch Painting SUMMER DISCOUNT Prof. Interior & exterior painting. Top Quality & Service. Free est. Insured. 604-781-4483 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ext. Specials 604-985-0402 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

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

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN

TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000 GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $70/hr, 24/7. 604-721-6075, 604-987-7473

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

When your house is great except…

BATHROOM RENOVATIONS and tiling. Call 604-961-1269 callbath@gmail.com

❏ The kitchen’s too

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

small ❏ You need another bedroom ❏ The carport could be a two-car garage ❏ One bathroom just isn’t enough anymore

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

604-987-5438

www.rjrrenovator.com VISION, EXECUTION, SATISFACTION Quality Renovations www.castlecreekcontracting.com

604-251-7400 COMPLETE

RENOVATIONS + REPAIRS Basement Suites Bathrooms • Sundecks Fencing • Carpentry 35+ Years Experience Licensed, Insured, References

R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION 604-970-8110

SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8225

Power Washing

NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

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place ads online @ NSNews.com

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

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca

Get 10% Off When You Mention This Ad

WESTCOAST PLUMBING & HEATING

Complete Additions & Renos Kitchens & Baths Finishing & Restoration Work Licensed – WCB – Insured Bernie cell 604-644-4171

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

Call Us For All Your Plumbing Needs At: 604-240-1942

Painting/ Wallpaper

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ ccirenos.com STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES LTD.

Licenced & Insured

604-725-0908 SEASONAL EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE

8205

778-223-8265

JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126

PRUNING & YARD CLEAN-UP, mtnce, power rake, power wash hedges. Russel, 604-761-0830

• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688

We Care

ernie@ultimatefloorings.com HARDWOOD • LAMINATE • VINYL • CARPET • CORK

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586

JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649

604.278.3838

STORAGE

604-518-5661

8309

Roofing

#1 Roofing Company in BC

MOVERS.CA Garden Services

8250

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

604-588-0833

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd.

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

X

ROOFING

X

604 973-0290

8255

8250

Roofing

NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! tiltil June Aug 31 30

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

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

604-728-3009

www.jkbconstruction.com

782-2474

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

DALTON TRUCKING LTD. BINS & DISPOSAL

Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Save Your Dollars!

✓ RenoRite

778-317-1256•604-451-0225 Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466 ACKER’S Rubbish Removal pick-up & deliveries. Quick. 7 day Fast / reliable. Spencer 924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

8309

Tiling

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

604-214-0661

$ BEST RATES $

Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★ ★ ★ ★

TREEWORKS

15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work

www.treeworksonline.ca Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

Window Cleaning A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

• Window cleaning • Power washing • Gutter cleaning/repairs • WCB insured • Free estimates

604-984-4147 NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

NORTH SHORE TILING CO.

WINDOW CLEANING. Affordahomeservices.ca Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

25 YRS EXP All work guaranteed

Call Dennis

604-760-1101

20 year Labour Warranty available

From the City to the Valley Call Today

604-591-3500

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086

25 yrs experience Fully Insured. BBB Accreditation

NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

★ Dangerous Tree Removal

604-986-6944

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

All Season Roofing

MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE

DYNAMIC STUMP grinding, Specializing stump removal, prof affordable removals 778-840-9321

Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.

WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

Tree Services

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES

Spring merSpecial Special Sum *

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604-985-6667

604-RUBBISH

“We Keep you Dry”

Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

Rubbish Removal

10% OFF WITH THIS AD www.604rubbish.com

SMALL JOBS WELCOME! Kitchen/Bath, Crown Moldings, Drywall, Painting, Flooring. 604-771-2201, 604-771-5197

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

8315 A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339

Top Soil

Headwater Management

604-983-0133

McLoughlin Construction. Structural repairs, Concrete, Framing, 604-925-0661, 861-8145

Call 604-379-2641

8310

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

POINT GREY ROOFING

TILING & BATHROOM renovations. Call 604-961-1269 callbath@gmail.com

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

QUALIFIED Carpenter, 25 yrs exp., renos/repairs, insured, WCB, good rates, refs. James (604) 788-8863

PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC tile, marble, granite,slate installation. Call John 604.916.2305

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Over 40 Years in Business SPECIALIZING IN CEDAR, FIBERGLASS LAMINATES AND TORCH ON.

Tiling

604-630-3300 A-WES SIGNATURE WORK Ceramic, Stone Installation & Design. 20 yrs exp. 604-317-8962

or place your ad online at

NSNews.com


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