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Shoe ad draws ire of injured mountaineer

Rescuer savages designer for use of his story in women’s boot campaign

Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

WHEN North Shore Rescue member Eric Bjarnason nearly died in a storm atop Canada’s highest mountain in May 2005, he never dreamed his ordeal would one day be used to sell a pair of stylish high-heeled women’s boots. But six years after Bjarnason, 46, and two fellow North Shore Rescue members were plucked from Mt. Logan in a dramatic rescue, the North Shore man said he was surprised to see his story featured in a promotional write-up by Vancouverbased shoemaker John Fluevog. The story of the trio’s rescue was until this week featured prominently in an online description of a Fluevog women’s boot called “Logan,” described more recently as having “enough sexiness to move mountains.” But Bjarnason said he’s not pleased to have had his ordeal used to sell a product he knows nothing about. It was unethical for Fluevog to hint the company had an association with B.C. search and rescue teams, he argued. Now he thinks the shoe company should offer the three climbers cash as compensation — the way a commercial sponsor would do — and/or make a See Fluevog page 5

Developer steps up to revive WV’s defunct Evelyn site

Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

THERE is renewed hope that the stalled Evelyn project in West Vancouver will actually see homes built on it. Creditors have approved a plan that would see development giant Onni step in to take over the project, in collaboration with one of the existing mortgage lenders. The deal, which would restructure the debt load and pay off some of the unsecured lenders’ bills, will be presented to the B.C. Supreme Court on Tuesday for approval. Millenium Evelyn Properties had intended to build 109 homes in three complexes on the 20-acre site near Keith Road and Taylor Way. Roughly a third of those units had been pre-sold. The homebuyers’ money is being held in a lawyer’s trust. Evelyn’s parent company Millenium Development, who also ran the troubled Olympic Village project in Vancouver, ran into financial trouble See Project page 10

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PROFESSIONAL mountain biker Wade Simmons rides a section of the John Thompson trail in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve that Rocky Mountain Bicycles is maintaining under the North Shore Mountain Biking Association’s new Trail Adoption Plan. The project seeks out sponsors to help breathe new life into North Vancouver’s ailing trails. See story page 3.

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WITH the support of the District of North Vancouver and Metro Vancouver, NSMBA’s Trail Adoption Plan is co-ordinating volunteer efforts to repair nine trails this summer.

Hard work and a greener mindset are revitalizing North Vancouver’s bike trails

Layne Christensen lchristensen@nsnews.com

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BANK employees haul rocks and dig dirt in the shadow of old-growth cedar and fir. On a recent Sunday on Mount Seymour, tellers and financial advisers are working hard on one of North Vancouver’s most popular mountain bike trails. Thanks to their efforts, a new route through the forest is taking shape. Corkscrew — a black-diamond classic lined with skinnies, drops and bridges — is getting a couple of reroutes and several repairs designed to improve the trail’s sustainability. Not all of the volunteers ride the trails. Among them are “guys who have never been on dirt before on a bike,” says Mark Wood, of the North Shore Mountain Biking Association, who is there with Metro Vancouver staff to oversee the work. “It’s great to see the team-building and the camaraderie. There’s so much positivity.” The volunteer effort by BMO Bank of Montreal employees is part of a growing movement that is reshaping the future of trail riding on the North Shore. Corkscrew is one of nine North Vancouver trails undergoing maintenance and restoration this season as part of the NSMBA’s new Trail Adoption Plan. Under the direction of an NSMBA trail maintainer, the plan partners a route in need of revitalization with a local business or

user group that supplies the workforce for a series of trail days through the fall. In addition to BMO-adopted Corkscrew, work is underway on Boogieman by Steed Cycles; Bottletop and Ridge Runner by Different Bikes/NS Ride; Circuit 8 and John Thompson by Rocky Mountain Bicycles; Dale’s Trail by NSMBA/Sram; TNT by Mountain Equipment Co-op; and Team Pangor by Muddbunnies Riding/Ryders Eyewear. The plan, called TAP for short, has the support of land managers Metro Vancouver and the District of North Vancouver. It’s also attracted the support of a few big names in the North Shore mountain biking community, including trail maintainer Todd “Digger” Fiander and professional rider Wade Simmons. Simmons is one of the godfathers of freeride, a mountain biking discipline characterized by tricks, style and technical trail features that emerged on the North Shore in the early 1990s. A Lynn Valley resident who has been riding local trails for 20 years, Simmons recently co-authored the Locals’ Guide To North Shore Rides, a $25 guidebook, with fellow rider Sharon Bader. Part of the proceeds from its sale go back to trail maintenance. Simmons supports TAP because it integrates trail builders like Digger, he explains. “It’s a thank you for them,” he says. The NSMBA trail ambassador adds TAP also makes trails more accessible to a wider See Builders page 11

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donation to search and rescue. Bjarnason said he and other team members were particularly galled by a portion of the Fluevog description that read, “Inkeepingastrongalliancewith our beloved British Columbian Search and Rescue Teams, we dedicate this simple, lace-up boot in memorial to those who will risk their own lives to save others. We believe in the Miracle of the Mountains.” “It (seemed) like North Shore Rescue endorses their product. I know nothing about their product,” he said. “People buying these boots might think they’re doing North Shore Rescue a favour,” he added. But Bjarnason — a North Vancouver firefighter who nearly died and lost portions of nine fingers to frostbite on Mt. Logan — said the company never contacted him or his teammates before going ahead NEWS photo Cindy Goodman with the promotional material featuring his story. NORTH Shore Rescue team member Erik Bjarnason is upset with marketing material This spring, Bjarnason from the Fluevog shoe company that featured the story of his rescue from Mt. Logan. contacted the company and met with Vancouver marketing representatives, who he said promised website to North Shore Rescue. He said when Bjarnason didn’t seem him they would set up a special event to honor him with his oldest happy with that, the company recently took down the description of daughter. He said they even dropped hints about flying his family the Mt. Logan rescue. As of Friday, all references to the North Shore Rescue team’s experience on the mountain had been removed. to Paris. But Bjarnason said after using the description for more than a But none of that actually happened. Instead, he got an email from a company representative at the end of June, letting him know year, the company still owes the team something. In previous emails, one company marketing spokesman offered that the boots were effectively being discontinued and offering to to donate merchandise for fundraisers and hinted about making a send a free pair to his daughter. “I felt like I was totally used,” he said. “They used my injury to future donation to the team. “They never made a donation as far as we can tell,” said make a profit.” Bjarnason said he’s now considering suing the company unless Bjarnason. Bjarnason — who has climbed two mountains since recovering Fluevog ponies up some cash for the climbers and the rescue team. None of the Fluevog representatives contacted by the North from his injuries and now also leads mountaineering expeditions for people with disabilities — added he’s a pretty unlikely inspiration for Shore News returned phone calls by press time. However Stephen Bailey, marketing director for Fluevog, a fashion company. “I’m not a very well-dressed man,” he said. “Most of my stuff responded in an email that, “We often recount public stories on the either has fire department or North Shore Rescue on it. I’m not a website that we find interesting.” Bailey said the company offered to put a link on the Fluevog slave to fashion.”

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T’S depressing to watch as community groups walk away in disgust from the so-called public inquiry into the murder of scores of women from Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. Robert Pickton’s trial, while imperfect, at least succeeded in putting a serial killer behind bars. But the court proceedings provided no comfort to the victims’ families, particularly the relatives of the dozens of women whose murders were never prosecuted. Nor could a murder trial address the shocking indifference of the police to the disappearance of so many citizens. Facing up to these systemic failures was supposed to be the mandate of Wally Oppal’s inquiry. But having fatally let down the victims — most of them destitute aboriginal women — the province is now determined to

you said it “I heard stories — soldiers going into people’s houses in the middle of the night, taking their brothers from them — that I’ll never be able to forget.” Argyle grad Daniel LeBaron discusses Peace It Together, a filmmaking and peace-building camp for Palestinian, Israeli and Canadian youth (from an Aug. 12 news story). ••• “I looked down at my friend and the back of his shirt was completely covered in blood.” West Vancouver secondary graduate Yale Henry, 18, recounts how he intervened in a knife attack outside the school last year and helped save his friend’s life. Henry was awarded a Certificate of Merit from the West Vancouver Police Board (from an Aug. 7 news story). ••• “They know there was torture; that’s commonly known, but they won’t take responsibility for the crimes as an institution.” Patricia Woodward, whose brother was tortured and likely killed by members of the armed forces aboard the Chilean naval training ship Esmeralda, speaks out at a protest during the vessel’s visit to North Vancouver Aug. 6 (from an Aug. 10 news story).

short-change their communities at the inquiry. Judicial inquiries require lawyers, and lawyerscostmoney.Oppalrecommended 13 groups be given money for lawyers, but the province disgracefully refused to pay for anyone beyond the immediate relatives of Pickton’s victims. Government should be miserly with our tax dollars. But some things are more important than money, and justice is one of them. A community that has suffered the most gruesome massacre in Canadian history is entitled to a lot of justice, even if the price is steep. It speaks volumes of this Liberal government’s priorities that it can find $6 million of your cash to pay for the lawyers of white-collar criminals David Basi and Bob Virk, but has no money to spare for the victims of B.C.’s most terrible violent crimes.

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care and attention” and walking away with a slap on the wrist. An inexcusable lack of attention, apparently. This isn’t necessarily a crushing political blow — right ambassador Campbell? — but it’s a burdensome thing to carry around through an election campaign, particularly when “It’s not that I’m a NIMBY,” your one term as an MLA is — let’s one North Vancouver man told me be honest here — pretty forgettable. recently, “I just don’t want this thing When we spoke, Thornthwaite next to my house.” questioned whether Liberal rules He was completely serious. Keeping It Simple even allow for a nomination District councillor Mike Little Benjamin Alldritt challenge. Well, they do, according sounded equally serious the to the folks at her party’s other day when he assured me headquarters. I was a bit surprised he didn’t want to embarrass Jane Thornthwaite apparently hadn’t made that phone Thornthwaite or the B.C. Liberal party, right after call herself. Nevertheless, she told me she had every having done exactly that. intention of running again. It’s fairly widely known now that Little covets the Politicians do change their minds, like anyone Liberal nomination in North Vancouver-Seymour, else. They also sometimes have their minds changed a seat Thornthwaite inconveniently already holds for them by the folks in the proverbial smoke-filled for the Liberals. Perhaps Little really doesn’t think back rooms. Readers may recall that Thornthwaite it’s embarrassing to have a colleague — his word was a last-minute candidate for the Seymour Liberals — say you’re doing a lousy enough job to warrant after veteran MLA Dan Jarvis bowed out for health replacement. reasons. So it’s tough to say how much loyalty the Of course Thornthwaite is no stranger to riding association will feel towards her. embarrassment. As we all know, she was stopped at If she isn’t quietly shown the door — and who an RCMP roadblock while on her way home from doesn’t want to spend more time with their family? an Olympic tipple and later charged with impaired — I’ll be interested to see if Little musters the driving. The rookie MLA publicly prostrated herself gumption to follow through and challenge her. Party the next day, and vowed to “take full responsibility” apparatchiks may also tell Little to hold his tongue and for her “inexcusable” actions. wait his turn. But like anyone with the money for a halfway There’s absolutely nothing wrong with contesting decent lawyer, full responsibility meant getting the incumbents for their party’s nomination. I for one charges knocked down to “driving without due

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think it’s a sign of a healthy process. In the U.S., primaries are a routine and prominent part of the election cycle, particularly for safe party seats. But it can be a bruising, embarrassing experience, rarely seen in Canadian politics, and I doubt the Liberal faithful will want to see it happen in North Vancouver. Some more rummaging through my Ambitious Councillors file leads me to Craig Keating, a four-term City of North Vancouver bylawmaker. Keating had no qualms about telling me he would vie for the NDP nod in North Vancouver-Lonsdale if the provincial election was called before the civic one. He also seemed blithely confident he would get it. Local New Democrats could do a lot worse than Keating to carry their orange banner, but if he did get the chance to run and somehow managed to pull out a win, the big loser would be city Mayor Darrell Mussatto. I expect Mussatto will still be mayor come Christmastime, but a Keating departure would deprive him of an articulate and forceful ally. To be honest, in the years I’ve watched city council, I’d say Keating argues for the mayor’s agenda a good bit better than the mayor himself. Another may step into that role on council, but Keating is also Mussatto’s righthand man on several important Metro committees. Metro chairwoman Lois Jackson puts a premium on experience, so she may well look to a longtime Mussatto rival like Rod Clark or Bob Fearnley or to another council entirely when the time comes to fill those seats. Keep in mind Metro is going to spend a ton of your money in the coming years. Losing a seasoned Metro delegate will quiet the city’s voice on these issues. ••• See City page 8

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The unhumbling world of e-narcissism Maybe it’s another unfortunate modern phenomenon that we can blame on Madonna. Warren Beatty said of her, in the documentary Truth or Dare: “She doesn’t want to live off-camera, much less talk. There’s nothing to say offcamera.” Back then, in 1991, we marveled at Madonna’s obsession with being in the public eye. Now countless millions have caught her disease. Traditional and social media have invited us to unburden ourselves on a mass scale, and many of us have accepted with pleasure. As a columnist, of course, I seek an audience every week in this space. This summer, my random acquaintances have also had the questionable thrill of watching Stanley’s photographic updates on the building of our new patio on Facebook. Do they care? Highly doubtful. But it’s summertime, and they’re bored, and well, honestly, who can explain why people

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Kate Zimmerman look at these things? Stanley also posts pictures of meats he’s cooked that he believes are worthy of attention. If any of his FB friends respond, la di da, he’s made a connection. But is it the fault of the media, or is there something else at work to make so many of us prefer the impression of living in a reality TV series, blog or podcast to actual reality? Why are we madly broadcasting data about our lives and interests, like we’re paparazzi stalking ourselves? Next thing you know, we’ll be hacking into our own telephone lines, like reporters at the scandalous Daily Mail, in an effort to unearth something vaguely titillating.

When we find nothing there, my best guess is that we’ll report on it anyway. That’s because oversharing personal information, no matter its international relevance, is now the norm. In 2009, for instance, Penelope Trunk, a highprofile blogger in the U.S., mentioned in a tweet that she was sitting in a business meeting thankful that she was having a miscarriage because it would be an awful lot of trouble to get an abortion in Wisconsin. People who had tuned in for Trunk’s usual “Brazen Careerist” advice were obviously taken aback. Numerous readers reviled her for this disclosure, for a variety of reasons. In a later blog, Trunk wrote that those who commented said they felt the topic was gross, her cavalier attitude was gross, and accidentally getting pregnant was gross, or something along that line. Quizzed by CNN about

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her decision to bestow this intimate information on strangers, she said: “I think we each decide when (a subject is) personal. . . . I actually thought a miscarriage at work was no great shakes.” Since “no great shakes” means unexceptional, you sort of wonder why she thought it was worth tweeting. Trunk seems to be just another proponent of the view that there’s no such thing as bad publicity, confidently defending on TV her belief that “you should be your real self at work,” posting her CNN clip on her blog, and boasting afterward about how good her hair looked during the interview. Evidently, being your “real self” means making your every physical act and concern general knowledge. Ladies and gents, I suppose this means that in 2011, you may all pass wind at your

desks. Luckily, I work by myself, so that isn’t an issue for me. The trouble with constantly seeking the spotlight, however, is that you tend to attract censure. Comedian Harris Wittels, for example, has launched a blog documenting the most heinous examples of what he calls the Twitter “#Humblebrag.” Wittels reserves the term humblebrag for celebrities who use Twitter to feign modesty while stroking their own egos. He cites parties like Fox News legal pundit Greta Van Susteren, who tweeted the world that she’d just “accidentally pocket-dialed the Pentagon,” and Lindsay Lohan (natch!), who wrote, “Omg, I’m so embarrassed, paparazzi just blinded me with flashes again, as I was walking into dinner. They pushed me and I tripped L

hurt…” Waning movie stars like Lohan are predictable sources of the humblebrag, as are wannabe movie stars. “No makeup on, hair’s not done, toothpaste stains down the front of my shirt, pretty sure I’m not wearing deodorant. Still get hit on. Sigh,” wrote one Trish Adams, who appears to have once had a role in The Town Christmas Forgot. “I’m truly humbled you follow my tweets,” wrote evangelical Christian minister Rick Warren. “I pray they enrich your life & strengthen your ministry. God bless all 200,000 of you!” Warren likely assumed that God was one of his 200,000 twerps and would therefore heed his prayer. In a world that so heartily endorses narcissism, though, that’s an easy mistake to make. kate@katezimmerman.ca

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WV’s heart needs restarting Dear Editor: More, please. Listening to the dulcet tones of Jeremy Fisher in West Vancouver earlier this month, surrounded by friends and neighbours of all ages, with a glass of wine in my hand and the setting sun in the background, was a distinct pleasure. Kudos are due to the organizers of the Harmony Arts Festival and those contributors who make it possible year after year, including the District of West Vancouver. Seldom does the district get credit, particularly in print, for things that it does right. Walking home into the summer evening, I wondered: “Why can’t we have more of this?” The festival is a vibrant yet all-too-fleeting interlude in a rather dull and lifeless Ambleside scene. The moribund “village” has become, particularly in the evenings, somewhere to drive through on the

way to shop at Park Royal or to be entertained downtown; people are voting with their feet. Some lament that the town centre has been ceded to the square outside of Whole Foods. We need to draw people back into heart of West Vancouver, Ambleside. We need to create spaces, public and private, where the community can meet year-round. We need to create opportunities for people to live and work locally. And we need livelier streets to sustain local businesses. There is, of course, a balance to be struck between reviving Ambleside and retaining a community feel. New initiatives should be crafted with sensitivity. That said, the status quo is decidedly lacking. We can and should take steps to bring more life, more vitality, more fun into this too-sleepy seaside town Craig Cameron West Vancouver

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Rock $700,000 a year, the council backed down due to a vigourous lobbying effort by White Rock’s firefighters’ union. The main argument for keeping all the firefighters around was their quicker response time to medical emergencies compared to the B.C. Ambulance Service. The White Rock study showed that a vast majority of firefighter time — 80 per cent of calls — is spent attending medical emergencies and not fighting fires. I think this is the case for most Metro fire departments. Responding to medical emergencies has been downloaded to local fire departments by the provincial government. Rather than supplying an adequate number of paramedics and ambulances, the province has increasingly relied on local governments and their slumbering taxpayers to pick up the bill. Wouldn’t it be cheaper to have more ambulances responding to medical emergencies than fire departments? By removing or reducing firefighter calls for medical emergencies, it would allow for more rational use of fire departments and hence make amalgamation more appealing. Phil Le Good White Rock

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The city’s wrangling over random ballot order ended with a surprise twist. At the very end of the last council meeting before the summer, the random-ordered ballot bylaw, which would have done away with traditional alphabetized ballots in the name of fairness, was on the agenda for final adoption — almost always a formality. But the early-lettered councillors — Pam Bookham, Rod Clark, Bob Fearnley and Guy Heywood — combined to force adjournment and let the

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Ferry crew finds islander dead POLICE on Bowen Island have confirmed that a body found floating in the waters of Snug Cove Thursday morning was that of an island resident who had been missing since July 30.

Doug Mitchell, 59, lived on a boat in the cove with his dog and was well-known on the island. He was last seen on his boat around 9 p.m. that night and was reported missing the next day. Since then, police dive teams and volunteers from the island had been searching for him. The crew of the Queen of Capilano ferry

spotted Mitchell’s body as the ferry was preparing to leave the dock. Bowen Island RCMP were called out for the recovery. Cpl. Don Southern, spokesman for the detachment, said Mitchell’s death is believed to be accidental and foul play is not suspected. “Everything would indicate he slipped in the water and drowned,” said Southern. “All of the physical signs pointed to that.” One friend who posted about Mitchell on an online forum described him as having “a great sense of humour and a sense of the absurd.” “He always had sage advice for me,” she wrote. “He will be missed by many.” — Jane Seyd

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during the credit crisis of 2008. None of the Evelyn buildings began construction, and the development went into receivership March 15 of this year. Millenium Evelyn Properties is carrying more than $151 million in debt, of which about $126 million is owed to bcIMC Construction Fund Company, Peoples Trust Company, and Asia Trading. Evelyn’s parent company sank more than $23 million into the development, and other creditors ranging from lawyers to fence rental companies are holding slightly more than $1 million in unpaid bills. Seeking a new owner, Bowra contacted 85 different development companies, of which 34 showed some interest and 11 sat down for meetings. Meanwhile, Asia Trading, which holds three of the five mortgages on the property totaling about $47 million, started talks with Onni. The proposal they put together would see Asia Trading

stay involved with the development. Peoples Trust and bcIMC would see their mortgages repaid and replaced with a $66 million loan. Onni will also produce the $225,000 for the other creditors. Plan B is for the two companies to buy the project outright for $80 million. “If the court deep-sixes this, the unsecured creditors get nothing,” said Mario Mainella, vice-president of Bowra Group, the court-appointed receiver. “So we don’t anticipate that. But if at any point this proposal doesn’t happen, there’s an alternative transaction where they basically buy it for $80 million and that’s it; they take it over.” The zoning requirements of the site were a recurring obstacle to Bowra’s attempts to find a buyer. If Onni and Asia Trading essentially take over Evelyn, they are under no obligation to proceed with the existing building plans, although attempting to enlarge the structures beyond the existing zoning would require a lengthy public process. Millenium has stated that the time spent on the original rezoning process contributed to their financial woes. Calls to Onni were not returned by press deadline.

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Builders deny they are ‘Disneyfying’ trails From page 3 range of riders and riding abilities. “It’s making the trails smooth, and it’s making it easier,” says Simmons. “Some stodgy oldschoolers suggest that we’re dumbing down the Shore. . . . That’s a very linear way of thinking; they’re not thinking about the big picture, which is: If you want mountain biking to grow, you gotta make trails for everybody.” It fits with the mission statement of the NSMBA: “Trails for all, trails forever.” But not everyone in the community is a fan of TAP. Mount Fromme-area resident Monica Craver is an outspoken critic of the plan. In a letter to the editor, published May 4 in the North Shore News, Craver decries the District of North Vancouver’s support of the plan, stating that “Mountain bike trails include the building of ‘Disneyfied’ amusement park-like structures for sole use by the mountain bikers.” The partnership “doesn’t help to ensure the ongoing ecological integrity of our flora and fauna,” she writes. Wood acknowledges Craver’s concern but says TAP is different from “the old style of trail building, where we built tall, skinny structures.” “We’re moving away from the era of building with wood,” he says. “Today’s trail repairs use wood only where absolutely necessary,” such as in riparian zones, where planks are used to elevate the trail over a creek bed. Trail maintainers are decommissioning trail sections with heavy erosion and building what they say are sustainable lines. Decaying structures are being removed. Mike Mayers is the supervisor of Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve and Public Programs for Metro Vancouver. There are

75 kilometres of trails in the former Seymour Demonstration Forest, he notes. All are considered multi-use, but many are in need of repair, he says. With just two full-time staff and seven seasonal workers in Lower Seymour, trail maintenance is an enormous task. Mayers welcomes the volunteer support provided through TAP. “It was an avenue for us to get some action out there to some of the trails (that were) in really poor shape,” he says. Trail maintainers must have a permit and are advised of standards, says Mayers. “They have to walk the trail with someone from each of the organizations,” he says. Metro Vancouver staff are present at all trail days. “They’re not out there building whatever they want,” says Mayers. “We’ve actually found that more structures have been taken down (on TAP trail days) than we have with staff in the last couple of years.” The NSMBA’s Mark Wood says the collaboration reflects a new era of conscientious trail building and expects the TAP program to expand in 2012. “We’re making up for lost time,” says Wood. “(Past) struggles with the land managers have left the trail network, to a certain extent, neglected. Now, we’re contributing to the upkeep of the trails. It’s a growing sport, and we want to see it get better. We want to put the North Shore back on the map.”

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Hardy Bunn and Faye Gordon-Lewis explore the gallery.

Masako and Bob Araki flank featured artist Enda Bardell. Art lovers gathered at Deep Cove’s Seymour Art Gallery Aug. 2 for the opening of the latest exhibition. Solid Ground features West Coast landscape paintings by Enda Bardell. The show will remain on display until Aug. 28. Info: www.seymourartgallery.com.

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Gallery board member Larry Belsito, curator Sarah Cavanaugh and vice-president Sande Waters greet guests.

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Elaine Minichiello, and board members Tammy Chamberlayne and Svetlana Bardos view the many works on display.

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completed his peer support worker training and practicum, and was among those in attendance at the garden party Wednesday. Stewart’s mental illness became apparent in the wake of 9/11. Overwhelmed by the international act of terrorism, he began acting erratically and doctors eventually diagnosed him with schizoaffective disorder. He’s undergone hospitalization and various treatments as well as taken advantage of local resources, including the Sea to Sky Peer Support Program. He was accompanied to the gym by a peer support worker. “It was getting out and getting healthy and talking to someone about it and he was interested,” he says. Stewart found the program helpful and was inspired to become a peer support worker himself. “Nobody knows it like someone who’s gone through it,” he says, adding his own journey with mental illness means he has real empathy for his clients and allows him to

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SEA to Sky Peer Support Program representatives team up for a photo at North Shore Adult Community Mental Health. offer insight. “I still see glass underneath me sometimes, it’s scary,” says Stewart. “I fell through. . . . I used to feel like I was

invincible. I no longer feel that way, both physically and mentally.” In addition to his work with North Shore Adult Community Mental Health, Stewart is a strong advocate for people with disabilities. A student at Capilano University, he serves as the Capilano Students’ Union disabilities liaison. He speaks to students and has currently organized a petition to raise shelter and support allowances for people with disabilities in B.C.

(www.csu.bc.ca). “I feel the intrinsic value of helping other people with different disabilities is more valuable than anything I can imagine really,” he says. “I love people in general, I care about people and I like to help and it’s what I’m going to continue to work towards academically and socially, and mentoring through peer support and my disabilities liaison position.” Staff of North Shore Adult Community Mental Health are currently seeking

applications for peer support trainees. Trainees undergo classroom training from March to June 2012 (six-nine hours a week) and complete a practicum (40 hours). After graduation they are eligible to apply for paid peer support positions. Eligible applicants can live anywhere in the Lower Mainland though they must have lived experience of mental illness. The application deadline is Sept. 16. For more information, email debbie. sesula@vch.ca.

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THE anticipation of this year’s B.C. Bike Race was huge for me.

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stronger and stronger thanks to his leadership. This meant I could focus on following, capturing and producing short videos of the racers, volunteers and towns, which together form what we know as the B.C. Bike Race, a seven-day mountain bike stage race on B.C.’s West Coast. This year’s edition wrapped up last month. I love shooting video and capturing fun moments. It’s a true passion of mine since I also get to live a fun and exciting lifestyle. Filming an event of this size (500 racers) isn’t easy. First you must capture the racers while they’re doing their thing out in the middle of nowhere. I use an electric dirt bike, which allows me to follow anyone from the speedy leaders travelling at more

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Jazzercise: Colleen Brown teaches Mondays to Thursdays, 6-7 p.m. and Saturdays, 9:3010:30 a.m. at the Lions Gate Hospital gym, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-5934.

Hearts in Motion Walking Club: The following is a list of walks on the North Shore: Parkgate Community Centre, Monday and Thursday at various times; Capilano Mall, Monday, Wednesday and Friday, 8-9 a.m. Info: Janet, 604983-9976. Caulfield Village, Monday, Wednesday and Friday at various times. Info: Rosemin, 604-922-3999. Annual membership fee: $10.

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NOTICES Heritage Hike: The Elders Council for Parks in British Columbia will host a free workshop with Alex Douglas of the Mount Seymour History Project Thursday, Aug. 18 at 10 a.m. There will be a hike to an old cabin on Mount Seymour followed by a display of archives and artifacts. Meet at the Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-986-4892 or eliseroberts@shaw.ca.

Osteofit: Mondays and Fridays, 8:45-9:45 a.m. Fee: $96 for 16 classes. Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Fee: $48 for eight classes. Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2474 or www. silverharbourcentre.com.

SPORTS, RECREATION, GAMES, FITNESS AND HEALTH Mah Jong: Mondays, 10 a.m.noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2474 or www.silverharbourcentre.com.

Polio or Post-Polio: Gentle water exercise classes for those affected take place every Tuesday, 9:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: Alison Gelz, 604-925-7214 or Gaile Lacy, 604-986-0775.

Mah Jong: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@myparkgate.com.

Pickleball: Wednesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@myparkgate.com.

Nordic Walking: Mondays and Thursdays, 1:30 p.m. at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st St., West Vancouver. Free. For more information, phone 604-922-1575, info@ nsvs.ca or visit www.nsvs.ca.

Ramblers: Meet at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. for an eight- to 10-kilometre hike every Monday at 9:30 a.m., rain or shine. Terrain is varied and proper footwear and clothing are required. Bring water and a bagged lunch. New participants must phone prior to the first hike. Info: 604-925-7280 or www.westvancouver.ca/seniors. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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WV seniors live longer than peers in region LAST time in this column, I featured a profile of the seniors population in North Vancouver.

We saw that while the number of older adults in North Vancouver will nearly double by 2027, its share of the region’s seniors at that time is expected to be slightly lower than it is today. Today we profile the seniors population in the District of West Vancouver and Bowen Island. I’ll be utilizing statistics from the United Way of the Lower Mainland, Statistics Canada’s 2006 census and estimates by B.C. Stats for Local Health Areas to help us with the analysis. Two caveats: we’re talking about averages here and the comparisons, when made, are to the 12 other municipalities that comprise the Metro Vancouver region. The West Vancouver local health area accommodates 2.3 per cent of all residents in the region, making it one of the smallest areas by population size. The area includes Bowen Island with 6.5 per cent of the area’s total population, and Lions Bay with 2.6 per cent. The local health area population is expected to rise by 9 per cent

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over the next two decades, a much lower growth rate than the broader region’s 30 per cent increase. What do we know about the seniors population? West Vancouver-Bowen Island currently has the highest concentration of seniors in the Lower Mainland/Sea-to-Sky area — one in five residents is 65 or older. The projection for 20 years from now is that almost one in three residents will fall in this age group. Over the decade, the area’s share of seniors in the region will fall slightly, from 3.9 per cent to 3.4 per cent. Overall, as a group, seniors in West VancouverBowen Island do fairly well. The median age of its citizens

make West Vancouverites the oldest in the region. The proportion of lowincome seniors is the region’s lowest, while the percentage of older adults living alone in West Vancouver is close to average. According to the 2006 census, after English the top three languages spoken at home most often by West Vancouver residents are Persian (Farsi), Chinese and Korean. Differences in the composition of the population in the regions can be dramatic. In the next two decades, the Howe Sound local health area is expected to see its seniors population increase by 244 per cent, the highest increase in the Lower Mainland/Sea-to-Sky area. Here’s a statistic that caught my eye: The median age at death in West Vancouver and Bowen Island is the highest in the region at 84.3 years of age. The median age at death in Howe Sound is the lowest in the region at 73 years of age. No, that’s not a misprint. What the data is telling us is that on average, a resident of West Vancouver is expected to live more than a decade longer than a resident in the Howe Sound region. How can we account

for such a dramatic difference? After all, the two municipalities are side by side. The answer may lie with the range of services that are available to residents in each of those communities. The North Shore is thought to be adequately served by a range of services available to seniors.

Currently Squamish, Whistler and Pemberton have both the fewest seniors services and the most limited array of services for seniors in the Metro Vancouver region. I believe there may be a connection between a lack of services available and the health and longevity of seniors in the region, but

until we conduct a much more rigorous analysis of the data, that’s just a theory.

Tom Carney is the co-ordinator of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to lions_view@ telus.net.

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Just when the Hired Belly thinks things are getting better, we wind up scratching our head . . . Not long ago it wasn’t permitted to put VQA (Vintners’ Quality Alliance) wines in screwcaps — a rule that changed only when it became obvious just how many folks would rather twist than pull. Now there’s a kerfuffle over Summerhill Winery’s new Alive organic wines which, in true environmentally responsible fashion come in three-litre bags in boxes. The only problem is, as it turns out, they don’t comply with VQA rules. No question, VQA has been a potent driver in the overall success of B.C. wines. However, the program should first and foremost be grounded in matters of origin —like regulating that all VQA wines truly are 100 per cent B.C. — and perhaps (more contentious), quality. To deny Summerhill’s bag-in-box product the same VQA status accorded its bottles just doesn’t make sense. After all, notes Summerhill chief

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operating officer Ezra Cipes, the wines come from the very same tanks that fill their VQA bottles. He thought bag-in-box would be “a no-brainer — because of the obvious benefits of the package . . . savings we can pass along from not having to buy bottles and corks, the shelf life after opening, and the much reduced environmental impact.” Those savings add up to $40 on the equivalent four bottles — but the 100 per cent B.C. organic wines can’t be sold in VQA stores and could wind up beside plonkish “Cellared in Canada” boxes at BC Liquor Stores that masquerade as

Canadian wines but are not. We can only assume that the VQA regulation harks back to a time when the industry was desperate to shed its bulk wine reputation and thereby shunned any suggestion of packaging that might hark back to that less illustrious era, where a box of Hochtaler was the vin du jour for most Wet Coasters. And still, for some, may well be. (BCLS $29.99 for four litres). However, anyone who’s traveled Down Under (where the technology was born) knows Bag-in-Box rightly lost its stigma years ago. At Hornby Island’s Middle Mountain Mead, they can barely keep up with demand for three-litre boxes of their equally environmentally friendly, deliciously lavender-toned Magick Mead. (Only available at the winery). As far as any issues of spoilage being behind the VQA bag in box denial, the fact is that, thanks to the collapsing bag that keeps oxygen out, the boxed wine is likely to remain fresher for far longer than if in an opened bottle. (Summerhill suggests up to six weeks.) But here’s the real irony: If Summerhill had put the wines

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Accessibility Update ConneXions Accessibility Committee is responsible for developing the Society’s annual Accessibility Plan. As well, the individual programs establish specific accessibility goals on their annual Outcomes Plan. One of the tools used to help identify program specific and Society wide needs, is an Accessibility Checklist. The checklist includes numerous questions in each of the above categories and is completed by each program every year in consultation with a variety of stakeholders.

North Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) is a non-profit organization that supports families and serves children and adults living with a developmental disability. Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community.

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When many of us first think about accessibility we typically think about physical access to buildings. However, accessibility is much bigger than that. It consists of addressing barriers from a variety of areas, including: • • • • • • •

Architectural Environmental Attitudinal Financial Employment Communication Transportation

The Accessibility Committee receives copies of all the completed checklists to look at the broader Society wide needs before developing the annual ConneXions Accessibility Plan. This year the committee was extremely ambitious and has identified over 25 goals!

easier access to the facility which allows for increased independence. Due to mobility concerns of several residents in our group homes, we have also recently purchased and installed a stair lift at Barlynn House, a bath lift at Walpole House and replaced a mechanical lift at Peters Road. Future plans include remodeling the bathroom at Peters Road to make it more accessible. For a not for profit organization such undertakings can be financially challenging. We greatly appreciate any support to help us reach these goals and wish to thank those who have already contributed.

We were recently able to complete one of these goals thanks to the generosity of the Lynn Valley Lions Club. The club provided a financial contribution towards the overall cost of an automatic door opener for The Summit front entrance. Program participants, volunteers, guests and staff now have

Summer’s fun for Edgemont and Kilmer Community ConneXions Newsletter Edited by Melody Cherpaw Other contributors in this issue: Manon Gelinas Gregory Schoen Wendy Padwick Lydia Canuel Sponsored by

This summer has been filled with many fun adventures. The goal of North Shore ConneXions Society is to ensure community inclusion and supporting our clients in achieving their goals and dreams. We have been able to do this with the help of our surrounding communities, supportive families and North Shore ConneXions Society Summit programs. We have been attending the 13th Annual Evenings in Edgemont; this is an outdoor music concert series that takes place in Edgemont Village on Fridays throughout July and August. This event is enjoyed by many of the North Shore ConneXions Society participants. The streets of the village are filled with music, dance and laughter creating an enjoyable and rewarding experience for all the clients and staff. On the must do list for one of our biggest Elvis fans was the 10th

Anniversary Elvis Festival in Penticton in June. This is the second year in a row Lillian attended the festival. She made her way up to Saturday, June 25th, arrived at La Villa Motel and head out for the headliner show. She enjoyed listening to the Elvis classics and rushing the stage. This eventful trip came to an end Sunday morning after attending the ‘with an Elvis’ pancake breakfast at Lakeside Park. Not only was it amazing listening to the golden oldies, it was a thrill having all the impersonators dinning and dancing with the crowd. The clients from Kilmer House are looking forward to more fun and exiting trips coming up in August. Upcoming trips will include camping trips with The Summit to Whistler and the Secret Garden getaway on Vancouver Island. One of our clients will be heading out for an annual 10-day vacation to Savory Island where her family has a

cabin. Some of the many activities she does with her family are swimming, weather permitting of course, walks around savory, happy hour is a favorite, playing card games and a whole lot of relaxation. It has been a busy summer for all our clients, and although we haven’t had the hottest summer it definitely has been an enjoyable one so far.

Above: Lillian our biggest Elvis fan holds up her favourite Elvis picture

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Summer through the eyes of our Self Advocates

Above: Lillian at the 10th Anniversary Elvis Festival in Penticton BC

From the left: Jeff, Nicky, Silke, Jeremy, Brian, David at the 13th Annual Evenings in Edgemont Village

Above from the left: Jeremy and Brian enjoying a fun day in the sun

ConneXions 20th Annual Friends and Family Picnic

ConneXions Annual General Meeting (AGM)

Each year we invite friends, families and staff to celebrate at our Annual Friends and Family Picnic. We will be serving delicious food, deserts as well as hot and cold beverages. Activities include games, pitch ‘n’ putt and everyone’s favorite the bouncy castle.

In September of every year, North Shore ConneXions Society holds an Annual General Meeting to share accomplishments from the past year and important information for the upcoming year. Since the Society was formed in the 1950’s we have worked very close with families and self advocates to develop our programs and services. We invite you to join us at this years meeting as we continue toward meeting the needs of the individuals we serve.

The 20th Annual Friends and Family Picnic When: Sunday, September 11th from 11:30am till 2:00pm Where: Murdo Frazer Pitch ‘N’ Putt , 2700 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver RSVP with reception 604.984.9321 by Wednesday, September 7th, 2011 If you are a self advocate, please note that Murdo Frazer Pitch ‘N’ Putt is hard to get to by bus. If you come to The Summit, we will drive you to the picnic.

ConneXions Annual General Meeting (AGM) When: Wednesday, September 21st Registration: 6:00pm • Business Meeting 6:30pm Where: The Summit, 1095 Churchill Crescent, North Vancouver Any questions can be directed to our reception at 604.984.9321 or info@nsconnexions.org

Just the beginning… While some of us might take it for granted that we have jobs, and we go to work every day, this is not always the case for many individuals who have complex support needs and limited social skills. Ryan is a young man with more talents and abilities than can be described on this page. He may not be able to tell you or an employer about his skills but thanks to a team of dedicated supporters he has had the opportunity to demonstrate what he can do. “He is a trailblazer,” says Judy, Ryan’s mother a strong advocate, schedule organizer, and tireless devotee. Ryan demonstrates just a small percentage of his capabilities when he works at Papa John’s Pizza, in North Vancouver; his first paid job! During his involvement with the Customized Employment Team Ryan has demonstrated how talented he is, from shaping metal using hand tools and an acetylene torch at his high school’s metal shop to fabricating orthotics using power tools and a table saw at one of his work trials. He can disassemble computers and cook up a mean meal of spaghetti and meatballs from scratch.

Ryan is an individual who demands a hundred percent of himself in terms of quality of work and focus, all qualities admired by Kevin, his Papa John’s Pizza shift manager. “I don’t have to worry about him, says Kevin. “He is extremely focused and likes to do everything perfectly.” Ryan works two days a week making sure your pizza has just the right size box and keeping the place spotless at all times. Ryan’s job at Papa John’s Pizza is just the beginning of his journey with employment. Workplace etiquette, social interactions and figuring out the next step once the job is done are just a few of the things that Ryan requires support with while working in the community. In order to assist him to succeed with some of the soft skills of the world of work, a support team that consists of the ConneXions Employment Specialists, Applied Behavioral Analysts, respite workers, Judy (his mom), and his employer have agreed to work together. This team works closely with Ryan to organize the training tools and strategies he requires to succeed at his new job.

first employment experience has opened up a whole new world of possibilities. “Seeing him move from unemployed to employed has been a good learning experience,” says Judy when describing working with ConneXions: this learning experience will guide the Customized Employment team to assist others to find their path into the world of paid employment.

If you are an employer or a job seeker that would like to find out more information about the ConneXions Customized Employment Program, please contact Manon Gelinas, Manager 604.984.9321 ext. 238 or manong@nsconnexions.org.

Above: Ryan and his shift supervisor Kevin outside of Papa John’s Pizza

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■ Pick one TV show that you will all watch together every week. It could be a favourite sitcom, sports or even a cartoon, but sharing a laugh together and talking about your favourite parts in the show is a really great way to make lasting memories. Make this a must-attend event. Once the show is picked, everyone has to make the time and a commitment to share in it together.

MANY of us — even those without children or in school themselves — view the first day back at school as the start of a new year. As we were all in school at one time or another, we all recognize that the day after Labour Day really is an opportunity to start fresh, shake off some bad habits and kick-start some new ones. As such, it’s a great time to reflect and make some steadfast “resolutions” to stick to until the end of the school year (or even permanently). We all know it’s easier to turn a resolution into a habit by doing it with other people. In doing so, you’ll feel more responsible to hold up your end of the bargain, so why not extend the resolution to your entire family? Kids can get really excited about new activities and rituals, so take a moment and sit down together to brainstorm. By making it a family affair, you’re setting your family up for success and hopefully instilling some life-long habits that will increase your health and wellbeing. The following are a few thoughtstarters, but the fun part is customizing

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SITTING down together as family for a breakfast is a great way to start both school- and workdays. and tailoring the resolutions to your family: ■ Sit down together every morning for breakfast. Mornings can be hectic, but if you choose a simple breakfast that is a crowd-pleaser and that everyone can help themselves to, such as cereal, it’s a resolution you can keep. Experts worldwide agree that breakfast is the most important meal of the day, for kids and adults alike. Plus, it’s a great way to connect before the day begins and everyone goes their separate ways. More information about the benefits of

■ Make physical activity a part of every day. We all know that kids these days are leading more sedentary lives than their parents and grandparents did. It’s important to show children the value of exercise and how fun it can be. It could be a bike ride, walking, skating, rollerblading, dancing in the family room or even a scavenger hunt in the backyard, but setting aside at least 30 minutes a day for your kids to engage in physical activity is a must. ■ Set chores for everyone. Parents lead by example, so it’s important that your children understand how much work their parents do and what they can do to help. Once they have ownership over a certain task, make it fun for them by handing out stickers or playing music during clean-up time, and they will more than likely continue to do it. www.newscanada.com

Eight fun and tasty lunch ideas

Erica Smith, age 9 Contributing writer

DO you like yummy lunches? I do! Here are some things my friends and I recommend for you to have for lunch. Parents, listen up! No more having to think all day about your child’s next school lunch, or asking your children what they want for lunch, and getting the reply: “I hate when you ask this question every day!” Do you hear this every morning? If so, look at my list of fantastic ideas! ■ You could have a yummy peanut butter

jelly sandwich or some peanut butter and cheese crackers! You’ll love this lunch! (editor’s note: since many schools prohibit peanut butter in lunches, a tasty nut-free alternative is made with soy beans. Look for it at your grocery store.) ■ I prefer to have soft things if I have a loose tooth (or hurting braces). Sometimes, I have applesauce in these situations. Otherwise, I recommend an apple. ■ Want your child to have a bigger dish? Choose some couscous, coleslaw, pasta, macaroni, grilled cheese, soup, chicken salad, or a croissant. My friends and I love these things! ■ Feel like dessert? Pick a chocolate chip cookie or a muffin. I love these desserts! ■ Do you get snack-time during the day?

My favorite snacks are some trail mix with my favorite toppings, or a granola bar. ■ Parents, I suppose you’ll be waiting for more healthy snacks. Friends like and recommend fruit in season and ants on a log (peanut butter spread on celery and topped with raisins). ■ Choose anything yummy, parents. It’s good for your child to try new foods! ■ Don’t eat all of these suggestions in one meal. For example, you could have a sandwich, fruit, trail mix, and a cookie in one lunch. I hope your child likes this list . . . of really cool ideas! Erica Smith wrote this article while participating in Capilano University’s Serious Fun summer camp, Cub Reporters.

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DO you want to know what to bring back to school? Well then this is the column for you. Here is what I want to bring back to school. ■ Colourful pencils. Instead of the boring old wooden kind, try getting more colourful pencils to write with. (If you get supplies by order you can cover the pencil with coloured paper and a bit of tape.) ■ Differently designed and coloured erasers. It may be hard to erase all the rookie mistakes you make, but with fun erasers it will seem less

boring. ■ Binders and notebooks with different patterns. Sick of the plain old colours like red black or blue? Well if you want to make it more fun get binders and notebooks with different designs. ■ Book covers with cool colours and designs. Do you keep getting your books and textbooks dirty? Well then use book covers to keep them clean. ■ Awesome designs for pencil boxes and cases. Gillian Mah wrote this article while participating in Capilano University’s Serious Fun summer camp, Cub Reporters.

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Along with your child’s report card came a list of supplies needed for the upcoming school year. This year, schools will be placing more emphasis on financial literacy. What better way to teach your children about saving money than with the purchase of new school supplies? Statistics Canada reported that in 2008, $935.1 million was the total value of sales for stationery, office supplies, etc. (Back to school… by the numbers 2008, Statistics Canada) This year, school supplies alone could cost the average family more than $60 for a Grade 2 student and over $200 for a Grade 7 or 8 student at your local office supply store.

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According to the Recycling Council of Ontario, the average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kilograms of waste per school year, or an average of 8,500 kilograms (18,700 pounds) of waste per school per year. This fall, back-to-school shopping for many parents will include a search for the coolest kid-friendly lunch gear. Skip the spend and enter to win this reusable lunch kit featuring the season’s latest in litterless lunch products from local eco boutique Lavish & Lime. You could win your choice of a PVC-free cotton canvas insulated lunch bag from six different designs plus a set of boy- or girlthemed lunch gear from Kids Konserve, including a sweat-free, non-toxic ice pack made from recycled plastic bottles, an insulated food jar for pastas and soups plus a trio of stainless steel nesting containers with coloured lids,

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THE Mahina Surf condo complex in West Maui, with its oceanside location and unexpected bonuses such as beachfront barbecues and a saltwater pool, is ideal for families.

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SUPERCHARGE HOLIDAY WITHOUT BREAKING THE BANK

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YOU’VE spent the cash — even though you know you’re pushing the family pocketbook.

You’ve bought your plane tickets, booked your accommodations and you’re en route to one of your favourite holiday destinations. Which is none other than Maui — the place where so many Canucks go to manufacture the summer we know we’ll never get back home. So here’s the question. Now that the deal is done, how can you supercharge your vacation without maxing out your credit card? To be sure, there are a million ways to spend your moolah on Maui — home to some of the planet’s finest dining, enticing luxury malls and award-winning, world-class spas. Turns out, if you approach your holiday with a “valueadded” experience in mind, you can prevent post-vacation money stress and enjoy a surprisingly richer Hawaiian experience. Let’s start with the Fairmont Kea Lani hotel — in Wailea and always a family favourite with its exotic Moroccan-inspired design, superb beach and relaxed elegance. The Kea Lani invites guests to — at no extra cost — roll out of bed at sunrise, grab their snorkelling gear and head out onto local waters with traditional canoe guides where they can learn about Hawaii’s fragile reefs. You don’t even have to be a guest of the hotel to take advantage of this perk. This complimentary outrigger trip was hands down, particularly for our children and likely because of the green sea turtles that swam alongside us, a vacation highlight. As was our adventure to nearby La Perouse Bay — where you can walk (for free) over dramatic, lava-strewn Pacific shores, remnants of Haleakala’s last eruption in 1790. Hauntingly beautiful, the bay was once believed to house restless spirits called Night Marchers or “Huaka’i po” who amused themselves by causing mischief among the living. Next door to the Fairmont Kea Lani is the Four Seasons Maui at Wailea. Not an inexpensive hotel but famous for not “nickel and diming” guests once they’re on property.

Free yoga on the beach anyone? How about a complimentary scuba diving demonstration? Interested in a Kindle for your reading pleasure while you enjoy the hotel’s latest addition — an exquisitely tiled adult serenity pool featuring bubble lounges and unparalleled sunset vistas? Opportunities for enriching your Maui visit abound but, according to Christina Yumul, spokesperson for the nearby Grand Wailea resort, many guests don’t pursue them. “Don’t just book a property and come,” advises Yumul. “I recommend that you do your research. We have all these free activities but not everyone takes time to explore them.” A free tour of the Grand Wailea’s art collection is well worth your while. Most impressive is the hotel lobby collection of Fernando Botero’s larger-thanlife sculptures — exaggerated renditions of the human form and evidence of the Colombian artist’s playful nature. For a leaner budget, we checked out the Mahina Surf in West Maui. This oceanside accommodation, featuring full oceanview suites and free barbecues, proved to be the perfect base from which to take in what Conde Nast recently declared, yet again, as the “Best Island in the World.” Our family snorkelled at nearby Black Rock, paid the local farmers’ market a visit (where you can find sweet-tasting apple bananas for a song), and drove to the Ioa Needle where we hiked high into a tropical forest reminiscent, with its misty landscape and startling peaks, of Pandora from Hollywood’s Avatar. Travelling gourmands take note. Be sure to check out the Maui Agricultural Fest — a bustling annual event that features delicious indigenous produce and celebrates the local restaurant scene. For fun, we followed the festival (after a good feast) with a short drive to a lookout point east of Paia — where we watched breathlessly as surfers rode the rough, north shore waters of Maui. Total cost for these family-friendly Hawaiian adventures? Zero dollars. Back in West Maui, the Ritz-Carlton, Kapalua offers the culinary-inclined complimentary tours through the resident chef ’s garden — where you’re encouraged to sample refreshing mint, sun-warmed cherry tomatoes and Siam Queen Thai basil. If learning about Hawaiian medicinal herbs piques your interest, the RitzSee Immerse page 31


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TRAVEL TWO NEW RIDES AT DISNEYLAND

Pack your snorkel and spacesuit Joanne Elves Contributing Writer

ARE the kids complaining that they never get to go on inter-galactic holidays?

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THE Fairmont Kea Lani in Wailea offers guests and non-guests free, early morning Hawaiian canoe tours where, if you like, you can jump overboard and snorkel with sea turtles, as well as checking out other ocean treasures.

Immerse yourself locally

From page 30

Carlton’s cultural adviser — a native Hawaiian named Clifford Nae’ole — offers guests wonderful, memorable, guided tours. Again, at no extra cost. (It’s also worth mentioning that if you find yourself in the area, you should sneak across the hotel golf course to visit Dragon’s Teeth, a stunning and dramatic rock formation created over time by lava and ocean winds.) The trick to a value-added Maui, it turns out, is to immerse yourself locally. Sure, you could flop by the pool, gorge yourself on

deepfried hotel food and slurp back over-priced tropical drinks at sunset. But I urge you to find your own “Free Maui” next time. I’m willing to bet you’ll return home with a more genuine understanding of the island. If nothing else, our valueadded Maui vacation reminded us that the best things in life can be found for free. If You Go For information on Maui Day Trips: - Hike to Ioa Needle www.hawaiiweb.com/maui - La Perouse Bay www.hawaiigaga.com/maui/attractions/ laperouse-bay.aspx

Maybe they’d like to make friends with a certain red-headed mermaid? Either way, Disneyland Resort in Anaheim has the ticket to new adventures. Star Tours — The Adventure Continues, opened in Walt Disney World on May 20 but June 3 was the first flight of the remodelled Star Tours attraction at Disneyland Park in Anaheim. The attraction was “powered down” for less than a year to reopen to thunderous cheers from fans that waited for hours in the pre-dawn air to be the first to visit galaxies far, far away like never before. “The original attraction was 20 years old and was feeling its age,” says Tom Fitzgerald, executive vice-president and senior creative executive at Walt Disney Imagineering. “We knew we had to send it into a new age of entertainment.” Once guests are settled into the Starspeeder 1000 almost every similarity to the old ride slips away. Of course bumbling C-3PO has to be the captain of the ship as it ventures to destinations including Tatoonie and Hoth, but don’t expect the same ride over and over. The new attraction can morph into any of the 54 sequences programmed into the computer — that is as soon as the rebel spy in the ship is identified — and it could be your portrait plastered on the screen. Yoda, Princess Leia, Jar Jar Binks and yes, even the dreaded Darth Vader are brought to life with 3-D glasses. When Yoda looks you in the eyes and says, “Yoda - I am . . .” you could be convinced he is pleading for your help to save the empire. Faster than the speed of light your Starspeeder blasts into inter-galactic battle. The 3-D doesn’t bring the action into the cab but rather creates a believable world beyond the windshield. For five fleeting minutes you tip, turn and swerve to miss 3-D attacks by vivid alien foes. When a sea creature from Gungan starts sucking on the glass with a tongue the size of a sloppy, soggy yoga mat you will be glad the effect stops there. As those first riders stumbled back onto terra firma they howled with delight saying the update was worth waiting for. Expect long lines for Star Tours for years to come, or take advantage of the Fastpass system. For a tamer experience, drift into The Little Mermaid — Ariel’s Undersea Adventure in Disney’s California Adventure Park. After decades of wanting an attraction based on Ariel, the creators are thrilled with the results that opened the same day as The Star Tours attraction. Aimed at a younger crowd, but still something everyone can enjoy, Ariel’s Undersea Adventure has guests settling into colourful clamshells to float through the movie with the major scenes brought to life. For more information go to www.disneyland.ca.

Yotel lands in Times Square IMAGINE air travel without the hassle of security checks, long lineups or transit stops. Replace the undersized seats with organic mattresses, monsoon showers and a Techno Wall that you can plug your iPod into and you’re at Yotel, a hotel concept inspired by luxury airline travel and Japanese capsule hotels. Yotel is the latest buzz in New York City in Times Square, making it the first Yotel location outside an airport terminal. The stylish rooms are called cabins, the concierge desk mission control, and check in and check out happens at the automated airport style counter. The most popular attraction of Yotel is Yobot, a robotic arm that stores luggage in bar-coded storage bins. Passersby and guests can’t stop marvelling at this technological innovation which is the first luggage robot in a hotel. Guests check in with IDs, a credit card or a confirmation number to receive key cards and a receipt. Room options include a Premium Cabin that has a queen size moving bed, or a First Cabin with a king-sized bed and an outdoor terrace with a hot tub. Simon Woodroffe, the founder of Yotel, was inspired to create it when he was upgraded to first

class on a British Airways flight. He wanted to incorporate the space efficient design of airline travel into an affordable but luxurious hotel. The hotel’s design incorporates transformational spaces from moving beds, to hydraulic tables in restaurants that change heights to accommodate different events. One such space is Studiyo, which transforms from a yoga studio at sunrise to cinema screenings at lunch and a cocktail reception area at dusk. Restaurants at the Yotel offer a fusion of international flavours, headed by restaurateur and chef Richard Sandoval. The layout of Dohyo Restaurant is designed in the shape of a Japanese sumo wrestling ring, and the menu offers tapas style dining, with communal tables that rise out of the floor using a hydraulic system. Yotel also boasts having the largest outdoor hotel space in New York City, a 4,000-square-foot terrace complete with cabanas, bamboo trees and a VIP area for cocktails or a leisurely meal. The three other locations of Yotel in Europe are inside airport terminals and offer four to 24hour check-in rates, catered primarily to travellers in transit. The company is also bidding to launch a hotel at the JFK International Airport and aims to expand to cities across the U.S. If You Go You’ll also find Yotels at these airports: London Heathrow and Gatwick, Amsterdam Schiphol. Visit www.yotel.com.

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KUDOS

Keeping our spirits sunny IT’S been a fun, if slightly chilly summer. But let’s take a moment to acknowledge those members of the community who have warmed our hearts with their generosity. These businesses, organizations and individuals are what make the North Shore a great place to be, all year round.

GRADE 10 Balmoral junior secondary students won $5,000 through the school’s Youth Philanthropic Initiative for the charity of their choice, Beauty Nights, which helps women in the Downtown Eastside.

NORTH Vancouver residents Vera and Bob Gibson raised $3,333 for Canuck Place Children’s Hospice through the first annual Mike Gibson Memorial Golf Tournament at Twin Lakes Golf Course.

SAVE-ON-FOODS customer Robin Nicholson won the store’s Groceries for Life contest, which was in conjunction with Save-On-Foods’ Round Up for Kids fundraiser to support of Child Health BC, a BC Children’s Hospital initiative that helps kids get help closer to their homes.

THE Swing into Spring 50th anniversary fundraiser at North Vancouver’s Gloria Dei Lutheran Church raised $4,486 for the Harvest Project. The Harvest Project’s Kevin Lee (third from left) accepts a cheque from committee members Pat Overgaard (left), Sue Kaestner, John Matkovich, Annabelle Paetsch and Maureen Kerfoot.

PARTICIPANTS in Grouse Mountain’s Grind for the Kids raised $172,000 for BC Children’s Hospital. Grouse Grind ambassador Thomas Haas (left), Stuart McLaughlin, president of Grouse Mountain, Jason Chong, top grinder, Philipp Postrehovsky, Grouse Grind ambassador; (front) Colton, a past BC Children’s Hospital patient, top fundraiser Amy Tso and top fundraiser Terry Byrne present a cheque to Stephen Forgacs of the BC Children’s Hospital Foundation.

MULGRAVE School Grade 3 students Lily Yan , Zoe Kortje and Augustin Wright raised $1,000 through a benefit concert they organized to help children that were affected by Japan’s earthquake and tsunami. Headmaster John Wray and teachers Karyn Mitchell and Alanna Cadwallader present the cheque to the Canadian Red Cross.

THE S&B Group donate $1,500 to the Lions Gate Hospital, making their grand total $4,000 over the past three years. The funds were raised from their stitching and knitting projects.

NORTH Vancouver RCMP’s Const. Jasvir Dosanjh and Const. Brett Hakonson were among eight North Shore police officers honoured by BCAA Road Safety for being members of Alexa’s Team due to their diligence in removing impaired drivers from the road.

TEAM Finn recently surpassed its goal of raising $1 million for cancer research through the annual Ride to Conquer Cancer. The group rides in honour of North Shore resident Finn Sullivan, who died of a rare childhood cancer at the age of three.

BOUNDARY elementary students raised $2,116.75 through the Kids for Wish Kids program to support the Make a Wish Foundation.

NICK Whittle, president of the North Shore Health Research Foundation, presents $5,000 to Dr. Gary Andolfatto of Lions Gate Hospital to fund his medical research projects in the area of emergency department procedural sedation.


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AS I sat on the deck of my girlfriend’s place sipping an ice cold, um . . . lemonade, we watched her ailing senior dog nap in the shade of a maple tree.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

An outstanding leader Stars World Cup beckons for ‘very strong, tough kid’ Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

AS a Grade 10 Rockridge secondary student on the far-off shores of Wales in the spring of 2004, West Vancouver’s Ryan Hamilton was already showing the qualities that would eventually lead him to his current spot on Canada’s Rugby World Cup team. Then just a junior player called up to the senior team for the school’s UK tour, Hamilton had already earned the respect of his older teammates. A Grade 12 player missed a tackle beside him and Hamilton let him know that was not acceptable. “The Grade 12s completely respected that,” said Perino Zambon, then a Rockridge assistant who is now head coach of the team. “Here you’ve got a kid in Grade 10, not calling him out in a bad way, but just saying, ‘C’mon, NEWS photo Paul McGrath you gotta make that tackle,’” and everybody just kind of WEST Vancouver’s Ryan Hamilton, seen here in action for the B.C. Bears during listening and nodding. He a Canadian Championship league game at Klahanie Park July 30, has impressed already possessed that kind coaches and teammates with his leadership and physical toughness. of leadership and that kind of command of other’s attention, even when he was a young kid.” Two years later Hamilton was the Grade 12 captain of a dominant Rockridge team that went undefeated against Canadian competition, winning the AA provincial championship as well as the provincial premier league, becoming the first and still the only AA school to take that title. Five years at the University of Victoria followed, leading up to this summer when Hamilton, a 23-year-old with two international appearances already on his resume, was one of 30 players named to Canada’s roster for the World Cup, which runs Sept. 9 to October 23 in rugby-mad New Zealand. The roster was finalized in July and those who made the team were alerted with emails from the coach. “Everybody was pretty nervous to get it. There were a few weeks there when everyone was like, ‘Did you get the email? Did you get the email?’ It was great when I finally got it,” Hamilton told the North Shore News. “I was in my house in Victoria with a few of my roommates and they just heard me kind of scream, ‘Yes!’ and then run around like I was on fire.” photo submitted Wearing a Maple Leaf jersey and representing Canada is a dream come true for Hamilton, who aspired to those heights AFTER starting out as an under-14 player with when he first took up the sport as an under-14 player at Capilano Rugby Club, 23-year-old Hamilton is now Capilano Rugby Club. donning the Maple Leaf to compete in New Zealand. “I’m lucky enough now to be in a position to put on the “To be honest I’m not sure what it’ll be like because I’ve (national team) jersey if given the opportunity and I just want to do the country proud,” he said. “There’s nothing like it. It’s never experienced it,” he said. “I’m sure it will be a very hostile probably the biggest honour I could think of. Ever since I put environment but it’s almost more exciting that way. It’s a hell on my first rugby jersey here at Cap I always wanted to do it.” of a challenge, but why not? I prefer to have a harder challenge Canada will play in a pool with France, Tonga, Japan and the than to have an easy ride. None of our games are easy. Right host team, New Zealand’s famous All Black squad. Hamilton now I think we might even be the lowest ranked team. It said he can’t even imagine what it will be like to step onto the doesn’t matter, we still have our goals and we’ll do our best field for a Rugby World Cup against New Zealand on their home soil. See Canada page 37

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win B.C. Peewee THE North Shore Stars won the Softball B.C. Peewee provincial championships played at London Park in Richmond last month, clinching the title with a convincing 8-1 victory over Victoria’s Strawberry Vale.

The Stars, part of the North Shore Girls Fastpitch Association, won gold for the second year in a row, becoming the first North Shore fastpitch team to accomplish that feat. The Stars were ranked fifth heading into the July 1517 tournament but knocked off the No. 2-ranked Surrey Storm 7-3 and No. 4-ranked Port Coquitlam Ravens 5-4 to advance to the playoffs. In the semifinals the Stars took out No. 1-ranked Vancouver Wildcats 4-3 in extra innings with Mollie Townsend smashing the gamewinning hit in the bottom of the eighth inning. In rugby, North Vancouver’s Nathan Yanagiya was one of 12 players recently named to the roster of the Canadian National Under18 Men’s Sevens rugby team that will compete in the Youth Commonwealth Games Sept. 7-13 on the Isle of Man. The team is charting new waters for Rugby Canada in sevens play, a fast-paced version of 15-a-side rugby that recently became a full-fledged Olympic event. “Entering a Canadian agegrade sevens team into an international tournament has never happened before,” said head coach Shane Thompson in a release. “It will be a great opportunity to see how our age-grade players perform and measure up against international competition.” Yanagiya and his teammates were picked following a series of trials and an international under-18 sevens tournament held in Victoria in July featuring teams from Ontario, B.C., the Prairies, Utah and U.S.A. All-Americans national side. Yanagiya, a Carson Graham student, is one of three players who gained international experience this February competing for Team B.C. at the Las Vegas Invitational Sevens tournament. Canada will be competing in Pool A at the Youth Commonwealth Games against Australia, Scotland and the Isle of Man. Pool B will be made up of South Africa, England, Sri Lanka and Trinidad and Tobago. — compiled by Andy Prest


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2011 Canadian Little League Championships

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NORTH Vancouver hosted the best of the nation’s Little League players over the past week in the Canadian Championships, held at Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park.

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The tournament pit host team Mount Seymour against provincial champs Langley and teams representing the Atlantic, Ontario, Quebec and Prairie regions. At stake were not only national bragging rights, but also a trip to the Little League World Series in Williamsport, Pa. and a shot at a world title. Seymour and Langley renewed their rivalry Friday night in the semifinals after Langley took their first meeting in the round robin phase, while Ontario and Quebec also took to the diamond Friday to swing for a berth in the final. The final game was played Saturday, look for complete results in Wednesday’s North Shore News and online at www.nsnews.com. — Benjamin Alldritt

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ETHAN Goh, 13, tracks his shot through the air during the 10th annual Co-ed Junior Golf Tournament, held at Gleneagles Golf Course July 28 and also at Ambleside Par 3 Aug. 4. Young golfers, aged eight to 17, enjoyed an 18-hole contest for prizes. For more photos, check out the gallery at www.nsnews.com.

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Slade, Eleanor Irene January 13, 1940 - August 8, 2011 It is with great sadness that the family of Eleanor Slade announce her passing after a courageous battle with cancer. Eleanor was an active member of the West Van Senior Center, both volunteering and playing music, bringing joy to many in the community. Eleanor is survived by her loving husband Rod, her 2 sons Brad and Allan and her 5 grandchildren. Friends and family are invited to attend memorial service at 10:00am Saturday August 20th, 2011 at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lilooet Rd, North Vancouver, BC

BEVAN - Michael Richard 1920 – 2011 Predeceased by his wife of 56 years, Jean Melrose Bevan, his youngest child, Don, and his younger brothers Pete and Tony. Survived by his children Peggy (Ken Bell), Doug (Joyce), and Lynn (Nick Kemp), his grandsons Eric and Greg, his older sister, Betty Margerison, many nieces and nephews and friends worldwide. Mike went to Ridley College on scholarship, arranged by former Prime Minister R.B. Bennett, and graduated in agriculture from University of Alberta. He interrupted his studies to join the RCAF, returning to graduate studies at University of Alberta. He later obtained his Master of Education from the University of Toronto. Mike was Manitoba’s youngest Provincial Horticulturist, an award-winning director at CBC, honoured high school science teacher, municipal councillor, book author, Scout leader, and tireless volunteer. He was recruited by CIDA to revamp the Caribbean school system, based in St. Lucia. In retirement, Mike escalated his volunteer activities through Rotary, for veterans, seniors and the homeless both in Niagara-on-theLake and North Vancouver, where he moved at age 84. His life has been an inspiration to his family and many others. Thanks to Dr. Paul Montemuro who provided such excellent care to Mike since he moved to North Vancouver, and to the doctors and staff of Lions Gate Hospital for their care and kindness during Mike’s last weeks of life. Special thanks to all Mike’s friends and acquaintances at the Summerhill, Mollie Nye, and Legion 114 who

welcomed him and gave his daily life such enjoyment. A celebration of Mike’s life will take place at a later date in Niagara on the Lake, ON.

Simpson, Alice 1925 - 2011 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Alice Simpson. Alice was known for her love of the outdoors: golfing, skiing and swimming. She was always the first to volunteer and the last to leave. A strong independent spirit, she will be fondly missed by her son Bill (Gail), granddaughters Kate and Lauren, her siblings and all who knew her. A memorial will be held on Friday, August 19th at the Langley Seniors Centre: 1:00 - 3:00. A donation to the Langley Hospice Society may be made in lieu of flowers.

BROWN - Birdella Alberta (nee Ross) Oct. 12, 1929 – March 14, 2011 Forever known as ‘Birdie’, Mom passed away suddenly in the presence of her family and with the knowledge that her friends and family loved her. Upbeat and cheerful to the end she leaves us to be with her husband of 37 years, her parents, siblings and of course her ‘children’, dogs ‘Geordie’ and ‘Teddie’. She is survived by her son Neil (Ruth), nieces Cindy (Mitch), Gerrie (Denny) and many other relatives as well as several families that ‘adopted’ her over the years. Born in Conquest, Saskatchewan she moved to North Vancouver in 1961 where she soon became part of the community. While raising her family she joined ‘Carefree’, an organization created by the United Church offering respite to parents of special needs children. Birdie also started babysitting and formed lifelong attachments with the parents and children who would come and visit long after ‘formal’ babysitting was no longer required. She touched the lives of many people and her home was long considered the central location for the neighbourhood and her saying ‘Let’s have a party’ became legendary. Her smile and love for everyone made her special. Birdie’s love for children and family was immense and no greater tribute to her memory can be made than to honour her with a donation to the legacy fund that bears her name. Your donation benefits children and families both today and for years to come. The link to ‘Birdie’s Fund’ is http:// www.vancouverfoundation.ca/ birdie

DAVIES - Reginald Herbert “Bert” Bert passed away suddenly at home on Wednesday August 3, 2011. He was born October 27, 1926 and raised in West Vancouver. Bert had a successful career in the carpet industry moving from Vancouver to Kelowna and Calgary before settling back in West Vancouver. After retiring from Harding Carpets as BC Vice President, Bert kept busy with charitable work for the BC Paraplegic Association, and the Canadian Orthopedic Foundation. Bert also enjoyed providing consulting services for his son’s restaurant business the Sequoia Group. Bert will be remembered for his unquenchable sense of humour, as a perpetrator of practical jokes, and a source of almost believable stories. On the occasion of his 80th Birthday a dear friend wrote: “There once was a chap called Bert Davies Who was sent down on earth to deprave us His practical jokes on innocent folks Resulted in cries of “please save us”” Bert is survived by his loving wife of 61 years Colleen, daughter Sharon, sons Brent and Michael (Betsy), grandchildren Daynas and Qantas Corman, Thomas and Isabel Davies; and great grandchildren Nina and Aliana Corman. A celebration of Bert’s life, and sharing of his wonderful stories, will be held at the Royal Vancouver Yacht Club, 3811 Point Grey Road, Vancouver, on Tuesday August 23, 2011 from 3:30pm to 6:30pm,

In Memoriam

Greg Curtis (Czar of Tar) June 8, 1954 – August 15, 2010

An understanding heart, an intelligent mind We miss you Dad, you were one of a kind Thanks for being the smile in my day The warmth in my night, the light in my world, the love of my life … As we loved you, so we miss you In our memory you are near Loved, remembered, longed for always Bringing many a silent tear. All of our love – Les, Jason, Lauren and all of your family and friends xo

HARRIS - Claude Anthony (Tony) 1928-2011 Tony Harris, beloved husband, father, grandfather and friend, passed away peacefully in the presence of his family at the Inglewood Care Centre in West Vancouver. Tony’s family will greatly miss his positive outlook, cheery disposition, and occasional song. He will be missed most by his loving and dedicated wife of almost 58 years Patricia, his three children: Glen Harris (Helga), Laurie Reid and Leah O’Neill (John). Also, his five grandchildren Alexander, Megan, Christopher, Kyle and Michael will most certainly miss their Papa. Countless other friends and relatives have enjoyed a much better life for knowing Tony, and will miss him much. Tony was predeceased by his two loving older sisters Lillian and Jean. There will be a celebration of Tony’s life on Wednesday, August 17 at 2:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver, with a reception to follow. Donations to B.C. Alzheimer’s Society in Tony’s name would be greatly appreciated by the family in lieu of gifts or flowers.

OIN - William (Bill) A long-time West Vancouver resident and disability pioneer, passed away Saturday, July 30, 2011 at his home in Victoria. Bill was born in North Vancouver on June 25, 1934. He was one of the first people with a disability to enter a public high school in B.C. Bill, valuing his independence above anything else, could often be seen travelling the roads of West Vancouver in a power wheelchair, never deterred by inclement weather, physical barriers, or honking drivers. He survived many indignities over the course of his life, all of which contributed to his determination to change things for the better. He loved to hang out at GF Strong, where people took the time to listen to his message. Bill was also an entrepreneur, starting his own business when faced with discrimination that prevented him from getting a job. A tireless advocate for people with disabilities, Bill tried to change people’s view of disability. In the past few years, Bill will be remembered for challenging stereotypes and pushing us all to do better. Bill will be fondly remembered by his friends and admirers. Bill is survived by his brother John (Madelaine). He is also survived by his long time friends that lived with him for 20 years in West Vancouver and who he thought of as family Rod Dei, Brad Dei and Lisa Frank and their son Braedon. Special thanks to the many caregivers over the years and especially to Stephane, Morgaine and Glenn who were with him at the end. A memorial service and reception will be held on Friday, August 19 at 1:30 pm at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Avenue.

FOUND LAST week gold/silver Womens bracelet @ Auto Mall Park. Toyota car key with London Drugs tag found at Ambleside dog park on 2 mths ago. Call to id 778-882-7816 FOUND MOUNTAIN bike top of Northwood West Van, last week of July. Call to ID. 604-984-0885 KEYS LOST BETWEEN 21st & Argyle on Sat July 31st. If found Pls Call 604-922-2889 LOST, CAT - Adult female, orange long hair Tabby in vic of Lynn Valley. call 604-980-5938 LOST CAT neutered Male 15 lbs orange & white stripes, freckle on bottom lip, last seen Fri Aug 5th at 562 West Keith Rd N. Van 604-988-4575 or 604-842-4575 REWARD!! LOST DOG- small white female Coton DeTulear, Lynn Valley area since July 28th. $200 Reward. call 604-904-8935 LOST RED fabric peace prayer flag, with original poem Aug 5th rear of Ferry Building Harmony Arts Festival, W.Van 604-980-9363

Lost cat St.Georges & Keith Rd Area Lost short hair distinct black stripes, through grey/off white coat. Call: (604) 999-1088

FOUND Keys in Alley between Cloverley and Shavington North Van. Call to identify. 604-987-5801 LOST CAT Very fluffy multiple-colored brown cat lost in the vicinity of Rutland Road, Caulfeild area. Last seen Tuesday August 9th. Please call 604-812-4895. Thank you!

Dr. Alexander Edward (Ted) MACDONALD, August 24, 1931 – August 7, 2011

Ted passed away peacefully with his family by his side on Aug 7 at the North Shore Hospice just shy of his 80th birthday. Family, friends, colleagues and patients were very important to him and this was expressed through his compassion, thoughtfulness, patience and love. He will be greatly missed by those who knew him.

MOHMADI - ALI It is with great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of Ali Mohamadi on July 19th 2011 in North Vancouver at the age of 44. He was born in Tehran, Iran September 1st 1966. He is leaving behind his sister Farzan Mohamadi and niece Romina Davoodi here in North Vancouver. 'Your hugs and kindness will be missed by all'

Ted was a well known and respected doctor on the North Shore, working at Lions Gate Hospital from 1959 to his retirement in 1994. His efforts to do all that was necessary at any time of day were greatly appreciated by his patients. There are a number of North Shore families for whom he was their doctor through several generations. For many years Ted was also President of Northmount Medical Centre which developed two medical buildings on 13th Street in the late 1960’s and early 1970’s. He continued to be involved in Northmount right up to his passing. Another passion of Ted’s was travel. After retirement, he and Florence cruised with their friends exploring many exotic locations throughout the world.

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Ted is survived by his loving wife of 52 years Florence, his two children Jennifer and Stuart (Leslie), grandson Bennett, sister Elaine Williams, cousins Carol Morrison and Linda Soby and many sister- and brother-in-laws, nieces and nephews. The family would like to thank Dr.’s Sugar, Klimo, Marshall, staff and volunteers at North Shore Hospice, staff at Lions Gate Hospital Cancer Clinic and others in the medical community for their kindhearted and dedicated care. A memorial service will be held Tuesday, August 16, 2011 at 2 pm at Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver. Donations in lieu of flowers can be made either to the Canadian Cancer Society or the North Shore Hospice.

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RAHN - Kenneth Austin Born in Hamilton, Ontario, Ken passed away peacefully aged 92 on Sunday July 31, 2011, leaving his loving and devoted wife Sheila, his children Judy, Nancy, David, grandchildren John, Paul, Karen, 7 great grandchildren, step-daughters Ronaye, Kathie and their daughters Ainsleigh, Shaine and Allison. Following his service in the Medical Corp during WWII, he worked for 40 years in investigation for Equifax and Employment Insurance. He was an avid and enthuasiastic musician, actor, singer, sailor and tour director in his spare time. Ken loved to travel the world after retirement. The family want to thank the staff at Capilano Care Centre in West Vancouver for their kindness and excellent care this past year. At Ken’s request, there will be no service and in lieu of flowers a donation to the SPCA or a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

MISSING CAT! male long haired tabby white with black and orangey bits. Lynn Valley area, very friendly and fluffy. $200 Reward if found. Call: (604) 988-2095 LEATHER DOG LEASH A woman in a forest green van gave me a ride to catch a dog on the hwy in Horseshoe Bay, I took her leash by mistake.604-910-8762

FOUND: PENTAX OPTIO CAMERA Found on Tues, Aug 9 nr Cypress Creek in West Vancouver. To claim, describe the photos on the camera. email: a6b21491@telus.net

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BRASS & glass: dining table, 8 chairs, glass shelving, sofa table & lamp, new $3500, sell $800. Filing cabinets, office supplies $25 & up. Metal storage cabinets $30 ea, large desk $30. Chairs $25. 604-926-3283. BUNKBEDS. BLUE metal w/mattresses. 2 sets (4 beds). $200/ per set. Call bfr 8pm. 604-925-3299 FRENCH PROVINCIAL, walnut, dining rm table 6-9ft, 2 leaves, 6 chairs, credenza, hutch, server. Patio furn, cedar, 2 chairs & table. Offers. North Van 604-505-9369 FRIDGE $15, large vanity/mirror $30, medium freezer $20, lrg entertainment ctr $25,lots of freebies on boulevard. 604-926-3283.

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

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1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $1095 & $1195 2 BR $1595 large deck, new kitchen, bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Sep 1st. 604-988-1939 1 Br. $860 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: This is your last week of romance, so enjoy it. (If you’re married, whenever I say “romance,” you can substitute nature’s beauty, creativity, fun, love of children – the biggest romantics become the most loving parents.) Retreat, rest and contemplate Sunday to Tuesday eve – an old flame might light your solitude. Your charm and energy flow forth Tuesday night through Thursday. Wednesday’s tough – wait until Thursday to chase good things. (But remember, start nothing new before Aug. 26.) Chase money Friday/Saturday – luck rides with you! Avoid home friction all August. Taurus April 20-May 20: The recent sluggish pace continues. Sink into it, rest, relax, soak up nature. Shore up security, home affairs, children, gardening, etc. Your home is a haven of beauty and affection all August. A former plan, visitor (relative) or home repair, project might return –OK, but don’t start anything big (in any area, before Aug. 26). Some irritating duties or errands might draw you into more activity than you want: that’s OK, just get them done. Your popularity and optimism rise Sunday to Tuesday. But retreat, rest Tuesday eve to Thursday. Friday/Saturday, your energy surges! Gemini May 21-June 20: Be careful with money to Sept. 18. More comes in, more goes out. You could be spending lots, and not know it (e.g., until your lawyer’s bill arrives). Tell people to stop charging you. Delays, cancellations affect communications, travel, errands, schedules, appointments. Be patient. Re-visit old haunts, contact old friends, old loves. (Result: a reassuring, mild happiness.) Career/ reputation pressures rise Sunday to Tuesday – all’s fine! Your hopes and popularity rise Wednesday (problems) and Thursday (sweet). Retreat, rest Friday onward. Start nothing new before Aug. 26.

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $925 Sept 1. heat & hw incl, sec prkg, elevator. 140 West 17th, 990-8262, 985-1658 1 BR $945up 2 BR. $1275 Bach renod, $780. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219 1 br, $980, large clean, 130 W 5th, incl heat hw, np, ns, refs, lease, Sept 1. 604-987-2761 1 BR, hardwood, main flr, corner, cat ok, locker, avail Sept 1, $900, 6th & Lonsdale, 604-986-4927 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, large, $880, incld heat, bright, hardwood flrs. avail now, walk up, Lonsdale & 13th, ns, no pets, 604-984-9367 1 BR Lynn Valley, garden level, large bright, wd, ns, np, $750 incl cable & net, Sep 1, 604-987-7487

1 BR $900, reno, soaker tub, balc hardwood, heat & hw, ns, no pets, quiet bldg. refs. 604-904-9507

1 BR. new kitchen/bath, 650sf, central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1030, 604-681-2521

1 BR $925 incl hydro, patio, large, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg, immed. 604-990-4088

2 BR garden level, faces south, $1150; upper Lonsdale, cable hw heat ns np, Sep 1. 604-987-8807

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A former lover or “flirty friend” might return, or your thoughts bend strongly toward him/her. If you’re both free, why not? It’s pleasing, without danger. But don’t pursue it Tuesday (though you’re tempted, it signals “empty results”) nor Wednesday (strong resentment) – Thursday is perfect. If it (or any attraction) appears Friday or Saturday, then don’t fool yourself: one of you is contemplating cheating on someone. Tackle ”mutual” chores Sunday, routine chores Monday/ Tuesday. Seek co-operation, agreement Thursday, not Wednesday. Research, finances lucky Friday/ Saturday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent remains on your career, status, reputation, and dealings with VIPs, authorities, bosses and parents. Strictly avoid legal hassles to Sept. 18 – don’t mix legalities and authorities (e.g., judges, police). Otherwise, higherups admire you, even want to do you a favour – help them! A former boss or career role might return. It’s harmless, and could benefit you. Forget “control” – loose and flexible receives. Romantic notions sweeten Sunday-Tuesday. Work and co-workers irk you Wednesday, benefit and bless you Thursday – time actions. Exciting meetings Friday/Saturday! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your home’s a haven of peace and sexy attraction Sunday (even Monday/ Tuesday) – but don’t start new home-related projects (e.g., buying sheets, renting, renovations) – nor anything important in any area – before Aug. 26. An old flame, former teacher or fellow traveller might pursue you – all have same sweet intent. You could be attracted to a former book or belief. No harm in love or book; these will “fall away” in two weeks. Wednesday/Thursday are romantic – Wednesday, at best, offers “crippled love.” Thursday gives sweet, smooth success. Tackle work, Friday/Saturday.

August 14 - 20, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Plug away at a pile of work. Start nothing new before Aug. 26 – stick to routine chores. DO NOT buy equipment. A former financial situation/opportunity, sexual “opening,” lifestyle opportunity, health concern or research project could return. All these are viable and blessed with mild good luck, as long as they don’t involve dishonesty or immorality (e.g., a chance to fall for that same married person again). Errands, friends and communications fill Sunday to Tuesday: Sunday best. Stop, think Wednesday. Rest, improve home Thursday. Romantic notions Friday/Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: A month of meetings, opposition and opportunity continues. The most productive of these will have a link to the past. A former business associate, spouse or serious lover, might return – with a good outcome, so welcome them – unless the situation’s unethical (e.g., you or that former spouse have re-married). Work demands a lot of communication, bits and pieces, travel now to Sept. 18 – until Aug. 26, make lists, check schedules, etc. Start nothing new before that date. Shop Sunday, not Monday/Tuesday. Safety, Wednesday! Good friends, talks Thursday. Home, Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your energy and charm surge Sunday to Tuesday, and the whole period’s filled with contentment. Romance is around you also, so Sunday, especially, could trigger something sweet! (You can be effectively assertive this day.) However, don’t start any big new relationships or projects of any kind before Aug. 26. Stick with past or ongoing affairs. Work is easy, co-workers affectionate, but delays and mistakes are rife, so double-check here. Take care with money Wednesday – shopping, collecting money much luckier Thursday. Friday/ Saturday are for friends, travel, gab sessions. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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Apartments & Condos

6505-11

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North Van Apt. Rentals

AUTOMOTIVE

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9125

Domestic

9145

Scrap Car Removal

9155

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

2008 F-350 LARIAT S/C 4WD LWB (DVD) No acc’d, loaded Clean in/ out. BCAA inspected & Carproof $28,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk12172

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES 2008 CHRYSLER 300 TOURING AWD. Clean in & out, no acc’d, BCAA inspected. $15,980. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12253

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.

2008 PONTIAC WAVE Sedan (sunroof) Clean, no acc’d. Grt gas mileage & loaded. $8,960. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12266

PARKRIDGE TERRACE

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ Studio $960. ★2 BR. $1450 Views, Storage. Parking avail. NP 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

2 BR hardwood, St. Georges & 12 1 yr lease, prkg, np, ns, Sept 1, $1125inc heat/hw. 604-988-4692 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, Sep 1, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1300incl heat & hw, 604-617-3602

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9155 The Ultimate Completely Renovated Studio Unit at the Woodcroft Complex in North Vancouver. $1,025 Monthly. Call: (604) 288-4376 Email: craigslist_sales@mail.com

WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balc, bright, rec facility, n/s, n/p. $1495 incl utils. 604-813-7312.

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★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 Brs Aug. 15 or Sept 1. $910 $925. Rental Bonus - 1/2 month free Carpets, drapes, gated prkg, heat, hw. No dogs. 604-986-7745

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

Beautiful Large Suites 1 BR $915 renovated.2 BR from $1235. Avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187

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Vans

RV’s/Trailers

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9160

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

2003 ADVENTURER 22ft RV, 85,000kms, sleeps 6. Excellent Cond $25,500. 604-819-6130

Sports & Imports 2004 FORD E-250 Cargo Van, loaded, a/c, clean, low kms. H/D, great for trades or courier. $10,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12251

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

2002 FORD F-150XLT supercab 4X4 . Great km’s, clean, No acc’d & inspected. Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12170

1999 HONDA Accord Coupe, 2 dr, 5 spd, cd, black, 196K, great cond. $3850 obo, 604-272-5355

9515

2005 MONACO Esquire 46,000 km 31 ft Class C Motorhome Very Good Condition 1 Large Slide Ford E450 10 cyl gas $47900 Call: (604) 996-8065

Boats

9535

12FT ALUMINUM boat, not used in salt walter, ez loader trlr, 4 hp Johnston, 7.5 Mer. outboard, with extras $2000firm, 604-985-1511

Snowmobiles/ ATV

2005 250 YAHAMA Quad 4X2 900 KM, winch + buddy seat $ 2,000 Call 604-853-8825

2009 FORD Escape 4wd, 38,000 k, exc cond, 2 sets tires, auto, roof rack, $21,000. 604-899-6002

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Luxury Cars

2006 FORD Escape XLT, 4wd,1 owner, 130,000 k, auto, cd, no accid $11,800. 604-987-6688 2003 BMW 320i 124,000kms. Leather interior, great condition, $9,000 negotiable. call 778-882-5076 or miriam@brunetteshowroom.com

2006 Mercedes-Benz C230 44K, no acc. silver, black interior, ex. condition. $17,500. Tel: 604 506 9661, m_kneer@hotmail.com

Scrap Car Removal

9145

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2003 HONDA Accord EX limited edition, auto V6, fully loaded, leather, sunroof, 160 K, $7950. 778-881-4726

2007 CHEV SILVERADO 2500 HD Ext 4X4. No acc’d, clean BCAA inspected and Carproof $19,960 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 www.autofleet.biz stk 12049

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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

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave Studio $870 M-Fri 990-2971Wknds 604-926-9997

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RENTALS Rentals

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6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

6515

Duplexes - Rent

2 BR + den, full bath, sxs duplex, f/p, $1,675, 1 prkg, quiet residential, nr Seabus, ns np, 4 appl. Call Mara 778-846-5317

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR +den, fp, furn. garden level large outdoor patio, 5 appls, share wd, Dollarton area, ns, np, $1500/mo incls. 604-929-1495

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

www.vancouvershortstay.com GRAND MANOR FURN. APTS. 1 or 2 br suites - lower Lonsdale $1650 - $1700 inclusive, ns, np, grandmanor.net 604-988-6082

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

6540

Houses - Rent

2 BDRM COZY COTTAGE with bsmt, Gleneagles, West Van, f/p, $1990, Immed. 604-925-1728

3 BR +bsmt, 1200sf, central Lonsdale, Victorian bugalow, high ceilings, hardwood, wood fp, new paint in/out, sunroom, deck faces priv. green belt. cat ok, avail Sep. 1, $2400+utils, 604-929-9888 4 BR, 2 1/2 bath, nr school & village Caulfeild, 2600sf view, private, $2950. 604-729-9579 AMBLESIDE, VIEW 4BR+, 2 Br’s, semi-furn. fp, h/wd, ns, np, refs lease, $2400. 604-926-0053 Forest Hill executive house. Oct 1. $4500, 4 br+den. 4 bath, radiant flr. heat, 604-986-0629 ELEVEN LISTINGS WEST AND NORTH VANC... Duplex, 3 bd 2 bth 2 level special needs? $2495/ Beach House, for 10 months furnished ! $3995/ Blueridge, ’Hockey House’! 4 bd fenced $3995/ Caulfeild Plateau/Cypress, Contemp $4495/ Ambleside, Townhome Alternative! $5195/ Rockridge, 4 bd view, pool, fenced now $5495/ Whitby Estates, 6000’ View! Garage! $5495/ Dundarave, Street Appeal View $5995/ Dundarave, Beach House, furnished $6495/ British Properties, Extended family with office opportunity, two residences $6995/ Ambleside, Brand New top of the line... $7995/ More details @ www.manderrealestate.com Diana 604-657-4508 Kristin 604-671-6175 Royal LePage Northshore 2407 Marine W.V.

6540

Houses - Rent

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

2BDRM/1BTH Queensbury main floor of house Mtn/city views/ garage/sundeck/garden. craigslist: http://bit.ly/q55LMI Pets OK $1,950 604-986-1953 - stuartc@shaw.ca PANORAMA. 4 BR on ½ acre. 3 baths, 4 appl, dbl garage, f/yard, $2000/mo. Immed. 604-507-2419

6545

8030

Carpentry

CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca

8035

Carpet Cleaning

ROYAL STEAM CLEANING Carpet, Upholstery, Auto (Int), walls & windows 604-765-8054

8055

Cleaning

Housesitting

HOUSESITTER. MALE, prefer W. Van, avail Sept 1. Impeccable refs. Call Ken 778-836-3720

6602

HOME SERVICES

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BACH above grd ste bright, clean Central, ldry, heat/hydro incl, ns, $775. 604-983-8525 1 BDRM, Ambleside, large bright, garden suite, $950, shr w/d, Sept 1, refs please, call 604-926-9636 1 br bright above ground bsmt suite cat ok Lynn Valley wd ns suit 1 or student $725, 778-800-9727 1 BR bright clean garden suite, nr Horseshoe Bay, new laminate, nr beach & bus, ns, cat ok, $1050 incls heat/hw. 604-897-6919 1 BR, bsmt Award Winning heritage, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, ns, np, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459 1 BR bsmt, like new, Upper Lonsdale own entry, Oct 1, np ns, suit 1, $875 all incl 604-984-7010 1 BR +den, 1000sf, hardwood, gas fp, shared wd, ns, West Van. close to beach, shops & bus, Sept 1. $1090incls utils, 604-617-3361

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18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Excellent references, Please call 604-980-1495 $18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671

8060

Concrete

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

CONCRETE FORMING & framing. Concrete work. 20 years exp. Call John 604-562-1122

1 BR Newer, central Lonsdale, gas fp, suit 1 ns, np $975 incl utils, hardwood, Sep 1, 604-329-1128

ECO-MIX CONCRETE for all your concrete needs.... Onsite mixing, no waste. We’ll deliver any amount. 604.961.6184

1 BR, upper Lonsdale, bright g/l ste, suits 1, ns np, own w/d, Sept 1, $850+1/3 utils. 604-838-1936

EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

2 BDRM bsmt, Blueridge, suits 2 people, near bus, $1000 incl utils. ns, np, Immed, 604-985-2485

8073

Drainage

2 BDRM + den, view, gas f/p, inste w/d, nr bus, $1400 + 1/3 utils. incl net/cable. 604-913-8106 3 BDRM upper, 2.5 bath, 2000 sqft. 2 gas f/p. Upper Lynn. own w/d, avail Sept 1st, no pet, $2200 + utils. 604-986-6559 4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal & Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2480 604-922-3499

3BDRM/2BTH Chelsea Park West Vancouver 2150 Sqft Renovated - Upper Level View Home - West Vancouver Close to Collingwood School $3800/Month + %70 Utilities Available for September 1st Small Pets OK, Call: (778) 859-2327 email: raminb@gmail.com

1BDRM/1BTH Ambleside, West Vancouver Garden suite, renovated, 2 blocks from shopping, buses, and beach. References required. Pets OK $1,650 Monthly Call: (604) 812-6959

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, deck by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, cat ok $1895, 604-922-9400

Don’t Miss THIS! 3 BR t/house in quiet complex, 1.5 baths, fenced patio, pool, playground, near bus/shops, avail Sep 1 & Oct. $1650+utils, Dollarton & Seymour. 604-929-6024 STOP RENTING! Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? START owning TODAY! I specialize in 1st time buyers & guide you through the process at NO COST. You will be SHOCKED at how affordable HOME OWNERSHIP is. You WON’T be disappointed. Aly Chatur: 604-828-6777 aly.chatur@td.com

8080

Electrical

DELBROOK Electric Ltd

Specializing in: Lic# 3078 • Panel upgrades • Rewiring older homes • Renovations

Bonded, Insured, References Cell: 778-772-1834 604-985-1193

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 AYRE ELECTRIC licensed & bonded low rates fast service. Scott 604-785-8899 #106016 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687 PUPIN ELECTRIC. (#102091). Comm/Res. Bonded and insured. Professional work. 604-719-8603 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

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8090

Fencing/Gates

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000

8075

Drywall

Quality & Price Fences • Deck Repairs Serving the North Shore since 1978 Call Mike 604-783-9558 GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Cedar, Chain link, Repairs Reasonable rates. 604-987-4522

Gutters

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

★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning

604-988-5294

established 1963

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

8130

Handyperson

Complete Home Maint./Repairs Certified Trained Pros. For that small job. Rates you can afford. RJR Small Projects Division Part of RJR group

604-202-6118 Home & Garden Handyman - Indoor/outdoor cleanup etc - Rubbish Removal

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

Michael 778-868-5079

ACME DRYWALL. Tape, board, spraytex. Low prices good work Kent 604-984-7171, 753-1116

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

8125

Gutters

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

Vancouver 778-552-1268

SUMMER CLEAN-UP SPECIAL! 10% OFF • Gutter Cleaning & Repairs • Exterior Window Cleaning • Steam Washing

Limited Time Offer – Call Now www.acrotechcsi.com

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381 SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8150

Kitchens/Baths

Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

8155

Landscaping

604-876-4604

~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

www.EnglishLawns.com Sea to Sky Sprinklers

★ Installation ★ Repairs ★ Winterization ★ Landscape lighting ★ Experienced... reliable... and competively priced. Connor 604-315-7991 seatoskysprinklers@gmail.com PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Call Paul 604-625-7611 or James @ 604-613-8630

8160

Lawn & Garden

DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN Book Your 2011 Landscape Renovation Project Now!

greatcanadianlandscaping.com 604.924.5296

PACIFIC LANDSCAPE CONSTRUCTION LTD. Custom Landscape Installs Paving Stones & Walls, Drainage & Grading, Irrigation & Lighting, New Lawn Installs, Outdoor Kitchens

8160

Lawn & Garden

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

604-889-0263

Garden Services

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

604-518-5661

SERAFINA

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 ★ CNN Landscaping * weeding, trimming, all your garden needs Great rates Nick 778-840-6573 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN Book Your 2011 Landscape Renovation Project Now! greatcanadianlandscaping.com 604.924.5296

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating. Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. Free Est.

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A. ALL AREA

Gardening Service

604-839-1225

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

Flooring/ Refinishing

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

Landscaping

Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing flooring, decks, fences, tiles, drywall, paint. Mark 761-7745

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

8105

8155

NORTH SHORE GUTTERS

NORTH SHORE FENCES A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

BRINGING you a brighter future! Please visit us at www.TCAelectric.ca

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

8125

• Lawns • Gardening • Trimming • Hedging • Pruning • Trees • Clean-up & More — Binder —

604.726.9153 604.926.1526

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 JB GARDEN SERVICE Hedges, trimming & cleanups, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649 JO VANHALTEREN Lawn Care Maintenance Hedge Trimming 604-988-6222 Jo

8175

Masonry

NORTHLAND MASONRY. Rock, slate, brick, granite, pavers. 20 yrs exp. No job to small.. Please Call Will 604-805-1582 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

8180

Home Services

SEASONAL EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE

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

Clean Sweep?

• Gardening • Spring Clean-Up • Hedge Trimming • Lawn Installation • Weeding • & More!

SUMMER SPECIAL New customers that sign up for lawn-cutting schedules will receive complimentary summer and fall fertilizer!

Lawn Cutting $2200* (*based on 2000 sq.ft. + gst)

Junk Removal

604-990-1252

A Landscape & Maintenance Co. Free estimates 604-926-0014 www.westpac-contracting.com

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263

All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300


Sunday, August 14, 2011 - North Shore News - A43

HOME SERVICES 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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

• Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529

CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS

SUMMER SPECIAL

For All Your Moving Needs!

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

MOVERS.CA Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless

STORAGE

604.980.MOVE CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com

Small and Large Residential Renovations Custom New Home Construction

MANUFACTURER REBATES ON NOW!

604.278.3838

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

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

604.980.8384

8220

8193

Oil Tank Removal

ALL-PRO

OIL TANK REMOVAL

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

778-223-8265

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

www.PatioCoverVancouver.com

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

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

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

AAA

PRECISION PAINTING

• Exterior/Interior Projects • Written Warranty • Years of Exp. • Fully Insured • WCB Covered

QUALITY WORK. DONE RIGHT.

778.881.6096 GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

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

JB’s PAINTING • Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001

604-773-4549 POINT GREY PAINTING LTD

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

Summer Promo 25% off until Aug. 31st !

NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409 North Shore Based Professional, Quality, Precision

Licenced & Insured

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

Get 10% Off When You Mention This Ad

WESTCOAST PLUMBING & HEATING 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

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

604-725-0908 A Magic Touch Painting SUMMER DISCOUNT Prof. Interior & exterior painting. Top Quality & Service. Free est. Insured. 604-781-4483

PLUMBERS

Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000

PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8225

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

HITECH ALUMINUM RAILING & FENCING

Aluminum Modular Railing Perfect for Sundecks & Stairs Do it yourself or we can install 5 Colors and 4 Designs

604-983-3210

Total Renos, Additions Build New Homes Kitchens, baths, drywall, painting, new garage, roofs, decks, driveways - asphalt, concrete or pavers, drain tiles, landscaping, excavating 604-985-8270 www.a-diamondhome.com

VISION, EXECUTION, SATISFACTION Quality Renovations

Renovations

from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

– Renovator Member of the Year

When your house is great except… ❏ The kitchen’s too

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 FORTIF CONSTRUCTION INC Custom Renovations North Shore Company BBB, Reno Mark.ca. GVHBA.org Stefan@604-202-1264 free estimates www.fortif.ca

COMPLETE

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

McLoughlin Construction. Structural repairs, Concrete, Framing, 604-925-0661, 861-8145 NORTH SHORE WINDOWS LTD Windows, doors & finishing carpentry. 604-839-0636

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

POINT GREY ROOFING Call 604-379-2641

8250

www.jkbconstruction.com

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

• Int/ext water damage repair • Vinyl & composite sundecks • 35yrs exp. / North Shore Co.

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada

604-251-7400

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

We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos

Winner of the National SAM Award

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

www.castlecreekcontracting.com

STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES LTD.

604-728-3009 jkbconstruction.com

NORTH SHORE •Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning

Renovations & Home Improvement

JKB CONSTRUCTION LTD. COMPLETE RENOVATIONS

Power Washing

HOME SERVICES LTD

8240

John Pratt: 604-763-6423

BUDGET PLUMBING, No travel charge, No hidden fees. Guaranteed. $60/hour 604-726-0474

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

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

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com

24/7. 604-721-6075, 604-987-7473

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ ccirenos.com

Plumbing

GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $70/hr, TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 bc.moving@gmail.com

We Care

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

A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

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

604.839.0636

www.northshorewindows.com • sales@northshorewindows.com

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $167. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ext. Specials 604-985-0402

Window and Door Specialists • Sales and Installations Owned and Operated on the North Shore

Contact us for a complimentary design session; we’d love to work with you to explore the possibilities of your dream living space.

since 1975

Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560

WINDOWS & DOORS

604-988-0401 www.lotosconstruction.ca

Interior - Exterior - Strata -

SUNRISE PAINTING & DECORATING

crownmountainmovers.com

Renovations & Home Improvement

RICKY DEWAN PAINTING

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8240

Call ThE Experts

604-728-3009

Roofing

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

Roofing

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 New Canadian Roofing Ltd. All types of roofs, 15+ yr exp WCB reasonable insured 604-716-8528

X

ROOFING

Rubbish Removal

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs

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

1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466

BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

8309

Tiling

✓ RenoRite

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

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

604-985-6667

8315

604-588-0833

Tree Services

MAGNOLIA TREE SERVICE

★ Dangerous Tree Removal

25 yrs experience Fully Insured. BBB Accreditation

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

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

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

All Season Roofing

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091 -

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd.

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

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

604-983-0133

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

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

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

WWW.RENORITE.COM

Save Your Dollars!

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195

WE WE PAY PAY THE THEHST! HST!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty

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

604 973-0290

8255

Top Soil

Headwater Management

X

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

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

8310

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

“We Keep you Dry”

Spring merSpecial Sum Special *

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8250

Window Cleaning A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

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

604-984-4147 NORTH SHORE

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

HOME SERVICES LTD

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

8335

nsnews.com

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


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North Shore Kia is committed to Drive Change and is inviting you to make a difference at Lower Mackay Creek. Together, we can make a difference and Drive Change in our community.

On Sunday, August 21st 2011 join North Shore Kia and our partners, as we clean-up Lower Mackay Creek. Bring a pair of work gloves and help us reclaim this watershed! Visit our website at www.nskia.ca, check us out on Facebook, or visit www.DriveChangeWithKia.ca for more information. WHEN: 9:00am until 12:00pm on August 21, 2011 WHERE: Back parking lot of the Grant Connell Indoor Tennis Centre, 280 Lloyd Avenue, North Vancouver

RSVP to reception@nskia.ca or 604-983-2378 or at www.DriveChangeWithKia.ca.

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North Shore News August 14 2011