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Boy is first Canadian to receive experimental treatment for rare disorder Benjamin Alldritt

A North Vancouver boy’s battle with a rare degenerative disease took a turn for the better this August, when he was approved to take part in the trial of a promising new drug. He is the first Canadian to join the study.

Trey Purcell’s seven years of life have been a struggle with Hunter Syndrome. While he was still a baby, a series of seemingly unrelated medical conditions led to the heart-breaking diagnosis. “We were just devastated,” said Trey’s mother Deb Purcell. “I’ve never been hit that hard by anything in my life.” Those affected by the disease — 35 people in Canada — lack the enzymes to break down certain long-chain sugars. These sugars build up and damage many different tissues in the body and in most cases, including Trey’s, the brain. Untreated, Hunter Syndrome is fatal. In 2006, Trey started to receive IV Elaprase, which helps break the sugars down in the tissues of the body. The results, said Purcell, have been clear. “He’s growing when he wouldn’t otherwise be growing anymore,” she said. “Before he started treatment, his height was already starting to go down. He wasn’t shrinking, but in terms of his place on the growth charts. His facial features are softening. If you look at pictures of him before the treatments, his face was already starting to coarsen. “It’s helping his connective tissues and heart muscles. His organs have shrunk back to their normal size so his belly isn’t enlarged, and his range of motion is back within normal limits. He was having some trouble hanging on monkey bars and that sort of thing. It’s helping him live, basically.” On Aug. 19, after a battery of tests, including an IQ screen and a pressure See Patient page 11

Former North Van Mountie sues RCMP over pot raids

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A former North Vancouver Mountie is suing the government and the RCMP for raiding his home twice and seizing his medicinal marijuana supply. Carlos Cavaco and his common-law wife Marnie O’Neil filed the lawsuit against Health Canada, the Minister of Public Safety and the RCMP in B.C. Supreme Court Aug. 25. The couple, who both have licences to use and grow medical marijuana, are suing for damages for “assault, false imprisonment, invasion of privacy, intentional infliction of nervous shock and loss of reputations.” They said the two raids —one in December 2009 and another in July 2010 — have left them stressed, broke and suffering physical and emotional deterioration. As a result of the seizure, Cavaco — who suffers from multiple sclerosis — has had to take large quantities of morphine and has developed an addiction to that, See Marijuana page 4

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TREY Purcell, 7, and his mother Deb will travel to North Carolina for ten days every month for the next six months to receive an experimental drug to treat his Hunter’s Syndrome.

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KIDS wore smiles and face paint as they watched magician Tricky Ricky perform at the city library in North Vancouver (above left), while the magician invited members of the young and enthusiastic audience to the stage to help him perform his act (above right). See more photos at

Magician Tricky Ricky captivates a young crowd at the City of North Vancouver’s Read To Me program

Tricks are for kids THE wrap-up party for the library’s Read To Me program attracted a big crowd.

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Heed fined $11,000 but retains seat Jane Seyd

FORMER West Vancouver top cop Kash Heed won’t lose his seat in the legislature but will have to pay an $11,000

fine for overspending his election campaign limits, B.C. Supreme Court’s Chief Justice has ruled. “Regardless of Mr. Heed’s inexperience in campaigning and his personal good faith in the conduct of his campaign,

that campaign has apparently seen a serious breach of a critical provision in the act,” wrote Chief Justice Robert Bauman in his decision issued Aug. 31. “Responsibility for the conduct of the campaign rests ultimately with the candidate.” An auditor hired by

Elections B.C. found Heed’s campaign spent just over $74,000 to win the VancouverFraserview seat by a slim margin of 748 votes in May 2009. That violated election spending limits, which set Heed’s total at $70,000. Heed himself filed a supplementary finance

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Marijuana ‘exceeded’ federal limit

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according to the lawsuit. In the past, however, Cavaco could easily have been on the other side of the dispute. During the mid-1980s, he was an officer with the North Vancouver RCMP whose brief career included two dramatic incidents. In August 1987, a motorcyclist died after colliding with Cavaco’s police car in the early morning at Fell Avenue and Marine Drive. A year later, in 1988, Cavaco was investigating a report of a suspicious man when the man stabbed him twice with a knife. Cavaco then shot the man. He later quit the RCMP and moved to Ontario, eventually moving back to Sooke, B.C. Cavaco was diagnosed with multiple sclerosis in 2000 and is in the late stages of the disease, according to the suit. He has been part of the medical marijuana program since 2000 and requires “a significant quantity of dried cannabis per day” — up to 30 grams — according to the suit. At one point, Cavaco was growing 40 plants in order to supply himself with enough. According to the lawsuit, police told the couple they raided the medicinal grow-op because the amount of pot being grown far exceeded the amount allowed by Health Canada. Neither the RCMP nor Health Canada has yet filed a response to the claim.

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Blue Bridge bites the dust

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THE demolition of West Vancouver’s 82-year-old Blue Bridge is finally underway, several months after it was initially planned.

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The steel bridge, which was finished in 1929, was replaced earlier this year by a new three-lane crossing over the Capilano River, and has sat idle since then. The replacement and demolition, paid for by the federal government’s Economic Action Plan funds, was originally supposed to be finished by March 31, but was one of the projects to receive a deadline extension for funding last December. It was pushed back to July, and now is expected to be done by the end of September, said a Ministry of Transportation spokesperson. The problem came from the delivery of steel girders for the new bridge, which didn’t arrive until Jan. 2011, instead of the originally scheduled Sept. 2010, according to the ministry. The change pushed back the construction of the new bridge, and the demolition of the old one. All the metal from the span will be recycled. The work may also result in lane closures, with updates posted online. The demolition is a disappointment to Michael Roberts, a Vancouver-based engineer who had tried to jumpstart a campaign to save the bridge to be reused for another purpose — suggesting a farmers market, museum space or simply a pedestrian crossing. “The bridge is in really good shape; there’s no reason it’s got no life in it,” he said, pointing to its historical significance. It was opened by B.C.’s premier at the time, Simon Fraser Tolmie. He said the Ministry of Transportation could have consulted with the community to come up with other uses, but didn’t make the effort. He donated his time in the spring to create a virtual 3D model of the bridge as a way of keeping a record, something he hoped could be used to remember it. For more information and construction updates, visit

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Reading the riot


he long-awaited report on the June 15 hockey riot provides many details on what went wrong that night, but far fewer answers as to what to do about it. Not surprisingly, the report ascribes the debacle to drunken troublemakers who quickly stirred up mayhem among the 155,000 people packed into downtown. The authors conclude that no amount of policing could have stopped the riot once it got underway. But it also pointed out that one of the main problems was a lack of planning. Despite early rumblings that drunk young men from the suburbs rather than happy families dominated the crowds at the later Stanley Cup games, no one apparently clued into the fact that that might go wrong. Hoping against hope that it wouldn’t happen,

you said it “It was a kick in the head. Probably the B.C. Liberals deserved it. British Columbia did not.” West Vancouver-Capilano Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan reacts to the defeat of the HST in the province-wide referendum. The result means B.C. will likely return to the old PST/GST system, a change that will cost the government billions (from an Aug. 28 news story). ••• “I cried a lot, because not only were her instructions so clear and so helpful, but the sound of her voice, too, at the time.” Laura Morrow talks about meeting the 9-1-1 operator who explained to her over the phone her how to give her husband CPR after her he went into cardiac arrest in the middle of the night. Morrow received an award for her lifesaving efforts from the B.C. Ambulance Service (from an Aug 31 news story). ••• “I heard someone yelling: ‘Fire, fire. Get out.’” Brian Giddens was making coffee when off-duty firefighter Dave Moore warned him of the flames ripping through the top of his home, helping him and his family to escape unscathed (from a Sept. 2 news story).

organizers took an ostrich approach to the gathering storm. As Vancouver waited for the final game, the revelers beat the police to the party. A transit system that was delivering hundreds of people downtown — many of them drinking en route — every two minutes just added fuel to the fire. Recommendations that much more planning is needed for events this large is simply common sense. Others — like the need to educate young people about the dangers of binge drinking or the idea of deploying Olympic-style volunteers on to the street — seem more touchyfeely than real. Thebigquestionsremainunanswered: Do we even want events and crowds of this size to gather downtown when the potential for trouble is that clear? If we don’t, how do we stop it? That remains the elephant in the room.


HST falls, but sky remains Dear Editor: Your editorial, A Costly Victory, seems to present a simplistic view of the removal of HST (Aug. 28, North Shore News). Call me naive, ignorant, or both, but I cannot understand what the doomsday fuss about the HST referendum is all about. In my humble opinion, everybody is allowed to earn money, but the losing side of the referendum wants me to believe they cannot make a living under the PST/GST tax system. Give me a break. Before then-Premier Gordon Campbell made the (@!#$%) decision in 2009 to accept the $1.6-billion bribe from Ottawa and force the HST on B.C. taxpayers, the corporate and small-business sectors here were doing quite well — maybe not as well as with the HST, but not so badly that anybody was going to the poorhouse, so to speak (if anybody did, it was not because of the PST/GST). It will cost money to switch back to the old system, but that should not be a problem; the savings from the adjustment to the corporate tax rate should pay for the change. All the taxes collected under the HST which have already been sent to Ottawa (and will continue to be sent to Ottawa until the return of the PST/GST)

should pay for a large portion of the money we owe the federal government. I hear some talk about tax reform in B.C. I have absolutely no problem with that; however, we should make the reform fair for everybody so that there is no repeat of the referendum. Remove that asinine rule, for instance, about whether a tax is payable or not depending on the colour of a life jacket. Some companies might choose to move to Ontario, which presumably will greet them with open arms. I say: “Good riddance.” If you think you cannot make any money here in B.C., you shouldn’t be in business in the first place. Personally, I would like to see all the good folks from Ontario, New Brunswick, Nova Scotia and Newfoundland who have to pay HST in their home provinces come to visit us when we are back to normal. They will be able to enjoy an HST-free lifestyle in the “best place on earth” and give our tourism and restaurant industries a boost. Mike Stichnoth North Vancouver

Dear Editor: Contrary to letter writer Ben West’s claim (Incinerator Critic Not Alone, Aug. 26, North Shore News), my previous letter on energy from waste plants did not attack opponents of EFW, but rather presented a set of facts usually ignored by those critics. In his letter, Mr. West ignores the fact that the alternative to EFW, landfill, is accepted by science- and engineering-based review as worse, environmentally. Unfortunately, the nirvana of 100 per cent reuse and

recycling is not going to happen, so I suggest Mr. West honestly compare landfill to EFW. Yes, Mr. West is right that EFW produces dioxins, but he doesn’t tell you the amounts it produces are well within environmental regulations, and he doesn’t tell you that barbecues and a fireworks shows also produce these — in the latter case in large amounts. It’s all about the dose. John Hunter North Vancouver

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Folly sinking ferry system Dear Editor: After a billion dollars needlessly wasted and decades of incompetence in management, the B.C. Ferry fiasco has hit a brick wall (BC Ferries May Slash Horseshoe Bay Sailings, Aug. 30, Now the transportation system is going to unravel in red ink, and many B.C. residents will be stranded until a worthy bureaucrat determines they can leave their island. Four hundred sailings are to be cut. Most people have no concept of the amount of waste that occurred to get to this stage. The B.C. government has failed its electorate. It put people in charge who had no experience in ferries. B.C. doesn’t need cruise liners; it needs water roads. Land lubbers, take note: It will soon be your turn to hit the wall. The Port Mann Bridge will be completed in a year or two, and it will have a toll. Every alternative route will also have a toll. You will have no freedom to move within your own land. Leo Vanderbyl North Vancouver





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Sunday, September 4, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

A memorable moment with Whatsername

MY husband Stanley is a delightful fellow. He is cheerful and kind and has many talents, not the least of which is his way with a grill. The main thing that he does not do well is remember people’s names. I’m similarly cursed with forgetfulness, but I try the usual tricks. Mnemonic devices can help, like mentally registering the name of a new acquaintance by picturing another friend with that moniker. Still, I’m always a little unsure. I never know when the recipient of my efforts at charm will say crankily: “Lady, my name’s Jean-Claude, not Johan.” Poor Stanley finds the names of our son Bart’s friends the biggest challenge of all. This is despite the fact he has cooked countless meals for at least a dozen of them, and lots of them have accompanied us on weekend trips. Yet, from one day to the next, Stanley might call Connor Conrad, Tippy or Greg. He might address Keiran as Hiccup or Barnaby, and transform Kyle into

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Kate Zimmerman Scamp. Bart also has a few friends with exotic names. We like one in particular because he has a great sense of humour. He thought it was cool rather than weird and creepy the day — nowhere near Halloween — when Stanley casually greeted him wearing a muumuu. Recently, I heard a bunch of teenagers on our back deck. I asked Stanley who Bart was having over. He looked panicked at having to identify these people, many of whom he’s known for at least eight years. “I think it’s, uh, Ry (Riley? Ryan? He obviously had no clue), Kyle

— or maybe Cole, or Carnack — or possibly Tash. There are a couple of girls I didn’t recognize. And Pokemon.” Pokemon, as you probably know, is an obnoxious Nintendo media franchise featuring video games, figurines and trading cards. It is not a funny young man who’s muumuu-tolerant. Still, we’ve been married so long that I instantly knew who Stanley meant. Which brings me to last weekend, when Stanley was on deck alongside Vancouver chef Rob Clark and others to help serve up 3,500 pounds of fish at the second annual B.C. Pink Salmon Festival. The day before, Stanley had received a phone call at home from a woman (we’ll call her Bernice). Bernice said she was blind, and she wanted to attend the salmon fest with her assistant. She would have to order the HandyDART to get there, and needed to make sure she knew when and where the festival was taking place. They had a long conversation. Stanley told Bernice to identify herself to him when she arrived so he could take care of her and her helper and

allow them to avoid lining up in the sun with everybody else. On the afternoon of the big event, a horde of young cooks spent hours prepping and grilling salmon and serving it for free to appreciative members of the public. Stanley was in his hyper-focus mode, in which it’s hard for anybody who isn’t a filet to get through to him. Nevertheless, when a young man with some sort of official status hustled up and announced “Michelle has arrived! Can you give her something to eat?” Stanley instantly cried, “Of course!” He rushed over to greet Michelle Nickerson, who, he overheard, had just organized and accompanied the 3,000kilometre, five-week Ripple Relay bike trip across B.C. to spread the conservationist word about watershed use and Fraser Valley salmon runs. Nickerson had arrived on her bike, and a TV camera was on hand to capture the moment. Stanley expressed surprise and delight. “Welcome, Michelle!” he cried exuberantly. Then, addressing the camera directly, he

said “Can you believe that Michelle has been bicycling across BC and has made it here for this festival, and she’s blind?” Luckily, with the big crowd, Michelle — who was, in fact, not Bernice, and fully sighted — didn’t hear this. It slowly dawned on Stanley that there probably aren’t a whole lot of visually impaired marathon bicyclists educating the public about B.C.’s salmon supply. He made a quick recovery and silently began to pray that any TV footage would not highlight that segment of Nickerson’s afternoon. A little later, Bernice did arrive with her assistant, and Stanley set them up. No doubt they dined nicely. People generally do, when Stanley cooks. Nevertheless, this escapade suggests it may be time for him to give up any pretense of being on the ball beyond his barbecue expertise. In fact, it would probably be best for him to resurrect the all-purpose moniker he used to use for anybody — or anything — whose proper name he could not recall. Regular forgetful folk just

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Trash can barb hard to bear

Dear Editor: In response to the story, Bear-Proof Garbage Still a Hard Sell: I understand the city’s frustration with this issue; however I am also frustrated (North Shore News, Aug. 3). I have tried a number of different solutions to stop a bear from pestering our garbage, and the bear has figured them all out. Saying that people have no problem spending the income on themselves instead of trying to save these bears makes me angry. I love living on the North Shore; this is where I was born and raised and where I am raising my children. I work part-time so that my husband and I don’t have to deal with daycare issues. We have a house here, but it certainly doesn’t mean we have $200 to spend on a garbage can. We pay hefty taxes to live here and have dealt with school closures and other frustrating community issues.

My husband and I don’t have a huge amount of disposable income, and when we do, I am not interested in spending it on a container. I bought an upright green garbage can a few years ago and also a composting system, so I am doing my part to live green. I would gladly exchange my green garbage can in for a bearproof can, but that isn’t an option. I want very much to find a peaceful solution to this issue, but please do not make me feel bad because a garbage can is not on my priority list. Why have the people of Squamish all been issued their own bear-proof waste containers on the city’s budget? Is there no budget for this in North and West Vancouver? It is obviously an ongoing problem, but $200 is a lot of money for some of us here on the North Shore. Amanda Duncan North Vancouver

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Calls keep rescuers running Crews face exhausting weekend of back-to-back deployments

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NORTH Shore Rescue was kept busy last weekend responding to a series of calls from injured or stranded hikers, many of whom needed rescue by helicopter.

District of North Vancouver firefighters called the team Friday, Aug. 28 just after 5 p.m. to help a young man who had fractured his leg falling six metres off a waterfall on Mosquito Creek. The firefighters needed air support, because the rocky terrain was too rough for the injured hiker to walk on. A helicopter flight crew hauled the victim up on a rope and took him to hospital. The following morning, North Shore Rescue helped out a 50year-old woman who had been hiking on the Lynn Headwaters loop trail and had tripped and fallen on rocks, fracturing her leg. The volunteers opened an emergency cache in the area for supplies to

Police raise alarm over WV charity scammer

WEST Vancouver Police are sounding the alarm over a man who has allegedly been posing as a fundraiser for cancer research.

The suspected fraudster appeared at the door of at least three West Vancouver homes Aug. 20 soliciting cash donations that he said were for the B.C. Cancer Foundation, according to investigators. He also told residents that his mother suffered from the disease. One person in the 900-block of Sinclair Street gave him $20, but afterward felt suspicious and immediately phoned police. “(The suspect) didn’t give them a receipt, and he carried no identification,” said Anne Russell, Block Watch coordinator for the West Vancouver police. “They just thought he looked scruffy and didn’t really look like a canvasser.” Since then, two other attempts were reported, one on Copper Cove Road and the other in the 1500-block of Inglewood Avenue. The incidents are believed be the work of the same person. The suspect is described as 20-25 years old, five feet seven inches tall and 140 pounds with short brown hair. He was wearing a blue shirt with white stripes and black Bermuda shorts. Police patrolled the area but didn’t see him, according to the WVPD. Russell said the scam is “quite common,” and suggested homeowners ask all canvassers for identification, a business license and a numbered receipt. They can also call the organization they claim to represent for confirmation that the canvasser is legitimate. —Tessa Holloway

splint up the limb, and then carried her to a helipad where she was flown out. The third incident happened Sunday evening in Lions Bay. Rescuers were called to the Harvey Creek area where a man had become stranded in a ravine, separated from his hiking party after injuring his foot. Racing the approaching darkness, the team flew to him by helicopter and lifted him out of the gully, just before it got too dark to pilot the aircraft. As the team was wrapping up that incident, they were called out again, this time to help a hiker who had lost his way on North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour as he was returning from the peak. The man had nothing with him but a cellphone and water bottle. Rescuers from the North Shore and Lions Bay hurried to the area by foot, finding him late in the evening and returning him to safety at about 1 a.m. In the wake of the incidents, North Shore Rescue spokesman Tim Jones reminded hikers to be wary of shorter days as autumn approaches. Crews can’t perform helicopter rescues after dusk, he noted. The hiker on Seymour had no flashlight, added Jones, which made it much more difficult to track him down.


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B.C. Teachers’ Federation issues strike notice NORTH Shore parents will likely notice some minor changes to the school routine this fall after teachers issued 72-hour strike notice Wednesday.

The move by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation was the last hurdle the union had to clear before its members could start job action. When students return to classes this week, teachers won’t be performing administrative duties, giving report cards, holding formal parent-teacher interviews or performing nonclassroom work. Extra-curricular activities, however, will continue at the discretion of each individual instructor, while informal parent meetings can also still take place. While teachers in some school districts will no longer supervise kids on the playground — prompting Kelowna schools to cancel outdoor recess — the change won’t affect the North Shore, as the duty is already performed by support staff represented by other unions. “There are no picket lines up, so (the support staff) will continue to perform all of their standard duties,” said Victoria Miles, spokeswoman for the North Vancouver school district. Those duties cost the district about $300,000 annually, she added —Tessa Holloway


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COSTUMED community policing volunteer David Yampolsky reminds speeders to slow down. Yampolsky and other volunteers will be patrolling school zones starting Tuesday with a speed reader and sign board, asking drivers to bear in mind that with kids back in class, school zone speed limits are in effect.

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test of his brain, Trey qualified for another drug, IT Elaprase, which is intended to deliver similar effects for brain tissue. Even more fortunately, Trey was admitted to the trial group that received the drug, rather than the control group. Purcell says the results in other children so far have been promising. “The first kid, who’s been on the drug for a year-and-a-half now, his IQ is normal again,” she said. “It went back up. So it’s not just halting progression; it’s reversing it. “Another child who had moderate to severe hearing loss, his hearing is now normal.” To receive the drug, Trey and his mother must travel to North Carolina for ten days out of every month. The schedule is a grueling one, despite the pharmaceutical firm Shire covering their travel and accommodation expenses. But Purcell says the monthly trans-continental trips are a small price to pay for hope for her son. “For anyone whose child’s life isn’t riding on this drug, it’s inconvenient. For me, it’s the gravy,” she said cheerfully. The first drug given to Trey is now considered a safe, effective treatment. Although the IT variant is still only a trial, Purcell said she is very hopeful that the two will give Trey the opportunity for a normal life. “He’s starting to struggle socially,” she said. “The kids he knows accept him and work with him, but he’s starting to have trouble with meeting people. But he loves his life and we’re excited to get him into the trial.” Purcell and her husband Ryan, who have two other young children, have received support from the Canadian MPS Society, which helps patients and families affected by the group of conditions that includes Hunter Syndrome. The Purcells are also staging a fundraising gala Sept. 24 at the Sutton Place Hotel in Vancouver. Joining them will be a roll call of actors from locally filmed television series, from Smallville to Stargate, Fringe to Supernatural. To learn more about the gala or Hunter Syndrome, visit or

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Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Arts Festival

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Maureen Thomas and Carol Thomas serve up food for festival-goers. Whey-ah-Wichen - Cates Park was the setting for the fifth annual Tsleil-Waututh Nation Cultural Festival Aug. 21. The 2011 edition celebrated the 30-year legacy of Chief Dan George, many of whose relations were in attendance. A diverse group of aboriginal dance groups performed, including Lei’s Hawaiian Dancers, Git Hayetsk Dancers, Coastal Wolfpack, Eaglesong Dancers and Children of Takaya. Many, many other cultural groups shared their skills with festival-goers.

Co-organizers Andrew Van Eden and Charlene Aleck Three of Chief Dan George’s relatives: Irene Aleck, flank Larissa Healey in front of mural created by Leonard George and Rosemary Thomas, take in the arts. Healey and Corey Bullpit.

Volunteers Brenda Baptiste, Lori Simcox and Jenny Kwong show off some of the festival wares.

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ON August 30 at the Tsleil-Waututh Recreation Centre, the North Shore Disability Resource Centre celebrated its 35th year as a service provider for the disabled community.

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“The main focus of the celebration is to give people a chance to reconnect with each other,” said Liz Barnett the executive director of the NSDRC. “It has been 35 years of people making a difference one act at a time.” The NSDRC began with a group of parents upset with the status quo on available services for their disabled children. “Originally it was a group of families who were all volunteers. There was a thrift shop at Park and Tilford that we ran and that was how we got our start,” said Barnett. EventuallyNSDRCreceived a grant from the United Way and began providing programs for families. The organization continued to grow and was soon able to hire an executive director. “The executive director began fundraising and that allowed us to open services for adults while continuing to offer services to kids,” said Barnett. During its formative years the NSDRC campaigned to make the North Shore more accessible to the disabled and fulfill their mission statement of “working for a community for all.” “In the early 1980s there wasn’t accessible buses, there wasn’t accessible housing and there wasn’t even accessible walkways,” said Barnett. “We

TEAMWORK is the new positive word that many companies use these days to encourage their employees to work together for one common goal.

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EXECUTIVE directors Liz Barnett and John Neumann celebrate NSDRC’s 35th anniversary with director Kathleen Jessop. started to get into housing because it was a big issue. We built several group homes in a row and in the meantime continued to work very heavily with the government and the municipalities to



NSDRC has come a long way in the past 35 years. “It used to be a very closed system. Now kids can go to a camp like Pedalheads with

There is no doubt that teamwork does work and work well; however, for most companies it is just a word. To understand why it often does not work, we need to think back to when we were babies and look at every day forward! Think back to that time or, if you have kids, just look at what you see around you. Which kids are being rewarded? Which ones do you look at and say, “Wow, they are going to excel!”? It is the kids who do well, score goals, tie their shoelace first, hit the ball with the bat we cheer for. Everyone else, well, we wonder what they are going to do. We definitely don’t cheer for everyone and this is where it all begins. Then in school and college or university who do we cheer for? The ones getting the A’s! If you excel, people notice and for the most part these are all individuals, not teams. Lets face it, from the time we are babies, we reward

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Teamwork means helping everyone win From page 13 individualism not teamwork. From the beginning, we are taught to be better than the people around us and if we are better, we’ll make more money, get more things and have a better life. Then all of a sudden owners of companies, who have this same mindset with titles etc. within the company, want everyone to work together as one big happy family. Good luck! Athletes have always known about teamwork, especially if they play team sports. They learn that if the team works together, they will win together. Even individual athletes learn that it is a team effort to win a solo gold medal or win a World championship. In fact, no solo athlete has ever made it to the top without a solid partner, coaching, sponsorship, nutrition, and the list goes on. I often use the example of hockey player Wayne Gretzky. What made him one of the best players in the game of hockey was that he made everyone on his team look better and play to a higher level. His passes were precise and he would often pass instead of getting the goal. Two things happened: number one, every player on the team stepped up their game and played at a high level and the second thing that happened was Wayne Gretzky was known as an even better player. We don’t do this enough at the office. We don’t cheer for one another or help one another; it is not that we are

mean, it is just that we have never been taught this before. So I encourage you to try this at the office and at home. Cheer for everyone else around you. If someone is taking a vacation, say “good for you” and not “why them not me?” Ask if there is anything you can do to help them while they are away. At work if someone needs help, don’t snicker at why they can’t do their job properly, ask how you can help to make their job easier. Just imagine if everyone did this for one another! When the ball is dropped, instead of everyone looking at each other and saying, “Who should pick it up?” someone picks it up no matter what their position and everyone else cheers and helps put it back in its proper place. This is working together and it is not easy only because we have not been taught it before. Imagine how much of the office drama would dissipate if we all cheered for one another. It is common to have disagreements at work. You may not even like some of the people you work with; however, trying to make them lose because of that can destroy the company you both work for! Try helping that person even more. You may discover that you have more in common than less and you may also find that both of your work, your life, and the company, excels because of it.

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HUNDREDS of cyclists start to ride up the mountainside in the Cypress Challenge, a fundraiser for pancreatic cancer research held in memory of Jack Poole, one of the key organizers of the 2010 Olympics who died of pancreatic cancer only a few months before the games opened.

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staff, with friends or with peers. It has changed to become a very integrated service,” she said. “We have made some really great strides and have developed a good relationship with the municipalities.” With how much NSDRC has changed over the years, Barnett is excited to recognize that progress at the celebration. “We are very happy to show our memory lane segment which will be a series of pictures and vignettes from our past of all of the services

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we have offered,” she said. Barnett said about 350 people attended the celebration, which she described as a casual affair. “We are not dancing or singing or anything like that,” she said. “This is not a formal recognition ceremony with plaques and awards. There will be food provided by a great caterer and it is a picnic theme, so there will be hamburgers, hot dogs, there is a vegetarian option, a salad bar and there will be refreshments as well.” Though the celebration was a public event, Barnett said that the priority was to

have people come that have a connection to NSDRC. “We were looking for people who are currently, or formerly, served by our organization. We were looking for people such as parents whose children were in the infant development program,” she said. “We have a whole generation of adults on the North Shore that have come through this service. We wanted to see people we haven’t seen in a long time.” The party was planned by a group of 20 volunteers that are all connected to the

NSDRC. For Barnett the planning process is something she is extremely proud of, and something that she feels is symbolic of the entire organization. “We didn’t hire an event planner and it is not my assistant or the fundraising department planning this. It is a group of people that have come together, and that has been great because the individuals are the strength of our organization,” she said. For those interested in learning about the NSDRC, they can email nsdrc@nsdrc. org or call 604-985-5371.

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As easy as apple pie CHILDREN at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre got their feet wet cooking this summer as part of the Swimming Chef Camps. Annie Patridge (left), Katrina Padula, Rachel Johnson, Sara Wallstrom, nutritionist Alethea Cham and Kaya Parminter made nutritious and delicious apple pies after taking a swim in the pool.

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NOTICES Wanted — Men with Brooms: Norwest Men’s Curling Club is looking for new recruits. They curl from October to March on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 1 to 3 p.m. at the North Shore Winter Club, 1325 East Keith Rd., North Vancouver. No experience is required and instruction is provided where necessary. Info and registration: Ray, 604-929-5041.

Couples Group: A free group for couples who are experiencing communication difficulties in their relationship will run Tuesdays, Sept. 6-Oct. 25 at Family Services of the North Shore, 101-255 West First St., North Vancouver. Registration: 604-988-5281, ext. 202. Youth and Job Search — Mixed with Anxiety: Learn about the current labour market and how it impacts youth, strategies to build employabilty skills and resources to cope with anxiety, depression and substance misuse, Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-987-6959 or www.northwestvancouver. Easing — Do Less, Have More: Learn how doing less can give you more power, plea-

sure, health and happiness with mental coach Dr. Saul L. Miller Thursday, Sept. 8, 7-9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $13. Registration: 604-925-7266. Local Volkssport Club will host a non-competitive five/10kilometre walk in the Horseshoe Bay area, Sunday, Sept. 11 at 10 a.m. Free for new participants. Info: Verni, 604-682-8390. Exploring Trauma Through Art Group: A free group for women with a history of trauma will run Mondays, Sept. 12-Nov. 28 at Family Services of the North Shore, 101-255 West First St., North Vancouver. Participants must have a one-on-one counsellor outside of the group and complete an individual interview as soon as possible. Registration: 604-9885281, ext. 202. Caregiver Award: The B.C.

Healthy Community Hero Award: Applications are now being accepted for the 2011 Healthy Community Hero Award. Visit the Active North Shore website at to find out how to nominate an individual, organization or company from the North Shore for next year’s award. Nominees must support at least one of the three pillars of Active North Shore, which include active living, healthy eating and living smoke free. The closing date for nominations is April 1, 2012. Compassionate Friends of the North Shore: A support group for bereaved parents meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. in the upper lounge of North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Cathy at 604-926-6513. Eating Disorder Support Group: For parents, partners and caregivers meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Family Services of the North Shore, 101255 West First St, North Vancouver. For info or to register, phone Vicki at 604-988-5281, ext. 202. Grandparent Connections: A meeting place for grandparents to connect with other grandparents and learn from each other by sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences, Thursdays (September-June) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. A free program, snacks and childminding provided. Info: Carol Lundrigan at 604-9878138.

The Hominum Vancouver Chapter: A support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single, meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at various

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Food Bank volunteers: North Shore Salvation Army is seeking volunteers for five days a week to help with organizing donated food items, lifting boxes and moving shelves. Harp mover: Volunteer will transport harps from venue to venue by foot or by vehicle in case of inclement weather (must know how to properly maneuver harps or be willing to learn). Furthermore, please know that some of the equipment that has to be moved can be quite heavy. One-to-one visitor: Volunteers are needed to visit with residents on a one-to-one basis. This position is flexible as visiting See more page 17

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Wednesdays-Sundays at 1:30 and 3 p.m. until Sept. 4. Learn about North Vancouver’s maritime history, “victory” ships, colourful characters and local lore. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8008. Pier Night Market: Enjoy hot food, live music, artisans and entertainment every Friday until Sept. 23, 5-11 p.m. at Shipbuilders Plaza, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Info: www.northshoregreenmarkets. com.

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options for volunteers From page 16 times are determined by the resident and volunteer. A commitment of one visit per week on a three month minimum basis is required. Community development/ social planning volunteers:

District of North Vancouver — Social Planning Department offers a variety of projects with community partners throughout the District of North Vancouver that regularly need volunteers. Volunteer opportunities on projects done in partnership with community partners include things like the Power Trilogy Youth Leadership Training program, the Youth Friendly North Shore project, various youth agency activities, Youth Week and the Annual Civic

Youth Awards to name a few. Mahon Park steward: Volunteers are needed to work in Mahon Park removing weeds (invasive plants) and preparing the park for the winter season. Volunteer will also help with mapping plants in the park. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high-profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers for the upcoming fall season. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time. Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and drum instruments is looking for new members. They practise Mondays (September to June) from 8 to 9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: www., Mike, 604984-0115 or John 604-9806857. Waterfront Productions Shipyard Tours: An animated and informative walking tour of the former Burrard Dry Dock site led by guides dressed as Second World War shipyard workers leaves from the PGE Railway Station at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver,

Book Launch: Author Sheryl Salloum will discuss her new book The Life and Art of Mildred Valley Thornton on Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-8:45 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Free. Registration required: 604-9840286, ext. 8144. New Member Night: The West Vancouver Youth Band will hold an information meeting for parents and aspiring musicians on the North Shore interested in learning more about the band Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. The band is open to ages nine to 19 with no previous musical experience required. Info: 604922-7996. Canadian Federation of University Women — North Vancouver: Marilyn Gullison, founder of Operation Eyesight in Vancouver and president of HUGGS Canada (Helping Underprivileged Girls and Guys Study), will speak about this initiative to help educate young people in rural India, at the club’s meeting on Thursday,

Sept. 8, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-1274 or www.vcn. Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir, which starts practices on Sept. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: or 604-985-0408. Boots Across the Bridge: North Vancouver Fire Fighters Local 1183 will hold a fundraising event in support of the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund Friday, Sept. 9, 7-10 p.m. at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. There will be wine tastings, food and live entertainment. Admission: $100. Tickets: www.bootsacrossthebridge., 604463-5617 or nola@burnfund. org. Neighbourhood Block Party: An inaugural event for Midlo (mid-Lonsdale) will take place Saturday, Sept. 10, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the Civic Plaza, Lonsdale Avenue and 14th Street, North Vancouver. There will be music, a magic show, Block Watch information, a pet fashion show, storytime and more. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to For our online listings, go to www. scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.


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AFTER travelling the world and shooting war zones, fashion models, athletes, actors, and all sorts of intriguing faces, photographer Gordan Dumka is training his keen eye on founding an artists’ agency in Vancouver.

Dumka, who lives in North Vancouver, recently started The Artists Collective Group, designed to promote the talents of different artists at the top of their respective industries. The agency could be simultaneously occupied with an actor’s photo shoot and a music video while the ground is cluttered with leather outfits for Smallville’s villains and the air is filled with house-music beats, he said. It might sound complicated, but the idea is simple enough — Dumka hopes that by collaborating with each other, each of the artists will gain cross-over exposure, while clients will be able to fulfil their needs with just one phone call. Born in Saskatchewan and raised in Vancouver, Dumka was 12 years old when he laid eyes on a Pentax SLR while at a swap meet with his father. “I said, ‘Hey dad, I want that camera,’ and he said, ‘What the hell for?’ and I said, ‘I want to take pictures.’” By the time he was in high school, Dumka had an arsenal of used photography equipment, and was frequently putting it to use. Still, photogra-

phy didn’t seem like a career until he’d graduated university and was working as a pharmaceutical representative. “It was a good job, high paying and stuff, but my boss happened to be very interested in photography,” he said. “He was really the one who said, ‘These are great, you should do something with them.’” With his interest in his job waning, Dumka headed to New York City. There, on his way to an NHL playoff game, he came across a horrific bus accident. Dumka submitted his shots of the crash to The New York Times. The photo editor there advised him to make a career out of photography. Eventually, he began shooting war zones in Cambodia, Burma and Tibet but after visiting one too many, a simple thought occurred to him: “I don’t know if I want to die doing this.” While Dumka didn’t stop travelling, he began to alternate his work with commercial photography in Vancouver and fashion shoots in Europe. He also developed his own esthetics, which tend to lean towards a documentary, voyeuristic style. “If people come to me to be really glossed over and really pretty, they’re probably coming to the wrong guy,” he said. When it comes to his agency, he said he hopes his fellow artists tackle big, fulfilling jobs, but have enough free time to enjoy life. For more information go to

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A North Van Rec fitness instructor teaches her class the moves for Zumba.

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There are also plenty of smiles. From the YouTube video posted on northvanrec’s channel, of a Zumba fitness demonstration during the Lonsdale Spring Celebration in May, it’s clear that the fun and enthusiasm of the Latin-flavoured workout is contagious. According to the Zumba website, the fitness class was created in the mid-’90s when Colombian fitness instructor Alberto “Beto” Perez darted off to teach an aerobics class and forgot his traditional aerobics music. He improvised using his own mix of music from tapes he had in his backpack, the salsa and merengue music he grew up with. Spontaneously he created a new kind of dance-fitness, one that focused on letting the music move you (instead of counting reps over the music). Energy electrified the room; people couldn’t stop smiling. His class loved it! In 2001, Perez brought his new dance-fitness style to Miami, Fla. One of his

students introduced him to her son, entrepreneur Alberto Perlman and his partner Alberto Aghion. All three hailed from Colombia and all three had a vision to bring this dynamic dance-fitness class to the masses. The three Albertos formed an alliance and created a business, calling it Zumba Fitness. They trademarked the word Zumba and set a goal to expand the brand all over the world. First came the DVDs, then the infomercial – which introduced the Zumba Fitness-Party to the public on a wide-scale basis – then came the demand for Zumba classes and Zumba instructors. By 2005, Zumba Fitness spawned a full-fledged Zumba Academy to license Zumba instructors to teach classes. The program has grown to become the world’s largest – and most successful – dancefitness program with more than 12 million people of all shapes, sizes and ages taking weekly Zumba classes in over 110,000 locations across more than 125 countries. The North Vancouver Recreation Commission is now offering more than 50 Zumba Fit classes at seven locations starting this September and continuing throughout 2012. The classes blend redhot international music and

contagious steps to form a fun fitness dance work out. The easy to follow moves create a dynamic workout experience. Zumba utilizes the principles of fitness interval training and resistance training to maximize caloric output, fat burning and total body toning. It uses a variety of styles in its routines, including Cumbia, Soca, Merengue, Salsa, African, Reggaeton, Flamenco, Funk, and Bellydance. Zumba is a feel happy workout that is great for both the body and the mind. Zumba Fit has been so popular that North Van Rec has introduced more types of classes including Zumbatomic for kids (ages 4-7 and 8-12 years old), Zumba + Sculpt (for teens and adults 15 years and up) and Zumba Fit-Gold for older adults. Two free introduction classes are being held in September as part of the commission’s Try A Free Class week from Sept. 6 – 12. Participants must register for the free classes. ■ Zumba Fit at William Griffin CommunityRecreationCentre on Tuesday, Sept. 6, 10:4511:45 a.m. and Thursday, Sept. 8 4:45-5:45 p.m. ■ Zumba and Sculpt at William Griffin Community Recreation Centre on Tuesday, Sept. 6 4:45-5:45 p.m. and Thursday, Sept. 8 10:45-11:45 a.m.

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School for gourmets CHEF Karen Barnaby of The Fish House in Stanley Park shares her culinary wisdom during a class with Ambrosia Adventures in Cooking. With the kids back in school, now is the time to take part in some delicious education of your own. The fall line-up for Ambrosia’s classes includes chef Alana Peckham of Cru Restaurant on Tuesday, Sept. 27. She’ll share recipes for chilled carrot and pineapple soup, roasted duck breast, creamed cauliflower, dried apricots, shaved fennel and tamarind, and coconut carnaroli rice pudding. On Wednesday, Oct. 26, Barnaby is back, teaching students how to make buttered sake steamed clams, Kyoto grilled cheese “sandwich,” California roll salad, chicken karaage with sweet wasabi dip, and honey soy salmon with garlic chips. Classes run from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., in the demonstration kitchen at Y. Franks, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Cost is $75 per person. For more details visit or call 604-218-2084.

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When the weather turns cooler, it’s also a great time for grownups to expand their skills, take up a hobby, or learn something new. Continuing Education at Capilano University offers a host of programs this fall, among them, Good Living, courses that ensure you will Eat, Explore and Experience. Find out about foodie secrets around Vancouver, learn the basics of wine appreciation or indulge in a closer examination of B.C.’s

own wine industry with wine writer Jurgen Gothe. Or, get schooled in the world of beer, cook your own meal at Wild Rice or watch a cooking demo at Le Bistro Chez Michel. If exploring is your passion, the university offers courses on budget (and even free) travel, and home exchanges; while under the Experience category, courses include how to search your family history, weight loss, Midnight Movie Madness, and an Introduction to Celestial Navigation. As always, the Continuing Education department offers courses on fine and applied arts, including drawing,

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AUDIENCE members listen to Dr. Kris Bulcroft, the keynote speaker at the opening of No Limits to Learning: A Conference on Third Age Learning held in May at Capilano University. Eldercollege, Capilano U’s own school of third-age learning, celebrates its 20th anniversary this year.

Twenty years of learning IT’S time to celebrate.

Eldercollege at Capilano University begins its 20th year on Sept. 17 and courses are now available for registration. The program once again offers a wide variety of subjects to stretch the mind and activities that are fun and entertaining. The 20th anniversary fall semester will feature many familiar programs such as What’s News — a current events discussion group; Issues and Ideas — a lecture and discussion series; and both fact and fiction book discussion groups. Crime and Punishment is back with a new series, as is Cinema Salon for film buffs. A new travel series, computer and digital camera how-to groups, a new Leading Edge series and Nordic Walking are all featured. The Gourmet Club and the Hummingbird singers are also welcoming new members.

New this year is Exploring Science, with topics including the history of measurement, Newton’s physics, relativity, quantum mechanics, and the theory of the beginning of the universe — a course open to all levels of scientific understanding. New also are Doc Talks — viewing and discussing documentary films, History of Royal Absolute Power, Urban Change in Metro Vancouver and Ramblers — for those who like to walk. Eldercollege has a number of special events in store for its 20th anniversary, too, including bus tours and special speakers. Visit the Eldercollege website for more details. Eldercollege is a community of individuals aged 55 plus with a zest for learning and exploring life. Eldercollege fosters an environment where it’s easy to share ideas, make new friends and, above all, learn for the sheer enjoyment

of it. There are no exams, no deadlines and no pressure. Classes begin the week of Sept. 17 and are offered Monday to Saturday in the daytime. Some courses are held at sites off the university campus. Everyone is welcome at an Eldercollege Open House, taking place Tuesday, Sept. 6 from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m. at Le Bistro Chez Michel, 224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Therewillbecomplimentary tea, coffee and snacks and facilitators and Eldercollege members will be on hand to answer questions. You can even register for courses you’re interested in on the spot. For more information check out www.capilanou. ca/ce/eldercollege or call the Capilano University’s Continuing Education office at 604-984-4901. Contact Lois Hollstedt, 604-985-7858 or 604-3176563

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Exploring a strange new world Victoria Fawkes Contributing Writer

UNIVERSITY: the final frontier. Academically speaking, that is. From elementary school to high school to university, all the schooling we go through leads up to our final release into the real world. And although the transitions through each level of learning are greatly varied, each helps to shape us as individuals as we learn and grow during more than a decade of schooling. Elementary school to high school was a difficult transition for some. While many children nearly had to be

pried off the walls of their old elementary schools, others relished the newly presented challenge of secondary school and were even more excited to graduate from their wooden cubbies to the sturdy metal lockers that high school had to offer. As we struggled and succeeded throughout the five years spent in high school, at some times we felt it would never end and prayed for the day that it finally would. Other times we wished we could stay frozen in a nostalgic high school time capsule forever. When high school finally came to a close, students reminisced about their past school years while simultaneously losing their minds over final exams and

the decision of where they would attend university in September. Although we know that all good things must come to an end, we’re sure that each new experience will bring more excitement than we expect it to. In the years throughout our school careers, friends and enemies were lost and gained and new experiences were had. And through it all, we’ve learned and grown enough as people to take these experiences and use them in the real world, where our lives can truly begin.

By senior year, students have written hundreds of tests and exams; handed in countless projects and assignments; and studied hours upon hours. But just how ready are they for the academic demands of Grade 12 and college or university?

A national survey recently conducted by Léger Marketing for Oxford Learning revealed that four out of 10 parents do not feel confident that their teenager will achieve the high school math grades required for college or university. The instructors at Oxford Learning offer these tips and learning habits to help: ■ Begin early. It is never too late to implement positive changes that can lead to better grades. The earlier students get on track, the easier it is to stay there. Recognize there is

a big academic jump each year of high school and keeping pace is the key to success. ■ Talk to your teen. Prepare them for the year ahead and nurture them to be more independent and to take responsibility for their school work. Get the academic support needed, before the student has the chance to fall behind. ■ Get organized. Develop a strategy to build momentum throughout the whole year: use a planner, review notes, develop a homework routine,

set a study schedule, eat right, get enough sleep. ■ Time management skills are especially critical in high school. The workload increases every year, as do personal and social responsibilities. ■ TV off. Homework on. Start limiting screen time before school begins. Social networks, gaming, TVs, and cell phones are the biggest student distractions. Studies show that students can spend up to seven hours per day online. Create a screen time schedule and make homework the priority. For more back-to-school study tips, check out www.

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New in school? Relax! Victoria Mulja Contributing writer

RETURNING students are often excited to go back to school and see their old friends. New students that come from another country or another school are sometimes nervous. It’s because they are not familiar with that school, but they will get used to it and will soon make new friends.

If you are going to a new school and you are feeling nervous, here’s what you do:

■ Take a deep breath and walk through the doors. ■ Say hi to some students or wave or smile. ■ Try to talking to them, ask them how they are. ■ Ask them a few questions about the school so they know you’re new. ■ Try to be happy. Throughout the year of school, new students will soon

find friends to hang out with. For returning students, they can start welcoming the new students and get to know them. New students might make mistakes or get lost in their new school. Don’t get frustrated! You must keep trying until you get used to it. Don’t be nervous, just relax! Victoria Mulja wrote this article while participating in Capilano University’s Serious Fun summer camp, Teen Journalism.

In favour of a longer summer

Justin Hwang, age 12 Contributing Writer

SUMMER has gone and school days are back; how short summer felt.

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What harm would it do if summer was at least a week longer? Summer comes by and flies past. Time was too short and we haven’t had time to do all the things that we wanted to

do. You may hate school, but you do have to learn. Here is a very good solution to that. I propose we add one month more to summer vacations! Teachers and principals who are reading this, don’t skip this article as I have a good argument. Why does it matter if we have another month off of school? You’re going to review everything through the year

anyways, so give us a break. We need to rest! Also, it is another month of rest for you too. You can have a nice vacation, or go to the spa, or spend some more time with your family. Don’t you want to do these things too? Next year, let’s really make summer last. Justin Hwang wrote this article while participating in Cailano University’s Serious Fun summer camp, Cub Reporters.

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Back to school, back to sports Nuala Turner

Contributing Writer

AFTER a summer of eating junk food and relaxing, it’s time to get back into shape for the upcoming sports season.

During the long, warm summer months, people find it a lot harder to exercise, eat well, sleep right and stay motivated. It’s also harder to stick to good habits. If this sounds like you, now’s the time to get back into shape. The hardest part of getting back to your routine is motivation. After such a long time without exercising, it’s hard to get back into the swing of things. One way to inspire yourself to get back in shape is to set goals for yourself. After

two weeks of exercise, your goal could be to run for 20 minutes without stopping. Another good idea is to have a reward system. You might take one day off a week, treat yourself to something sweet or buy something special for yourself. As for the actual exercising, don’t go straight back to your routine. Add a little more of what you would normally do every couple of days. It will probably take the same amount of time that you took off during the summer to get back in shape. Summer is two months long, so it may take you two months to get back to your routine and be where you were before the summer. If you try to jump right back into your sport, there is a good chance you will feel sore or get

injured. Sleep is an important factor as well. After late nights of movie watching, try and get into bed earlier and get the same amount of sleep each night. Another thing to think about is junk food. Try not to eat a lot of high-fat foods, sugary foods or candy. Also try to cut out those salty chips and sodas. Vegetables and fruits are the best choices and make sure you balance your meals with all the food groups. As the fall rolls around, get out there and get back in shape because, as they say, the cold weather is better for exercise and exercise is better for you.

Nuala Turner wrote this article while participating in Capilano University’s Serious Fun summer camp, Teen Journalism.

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Laura Anderson RECENTLY, I was invited to attend the Men’s Social Club at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. That’s right, all men. Okay, Katie Kearney, the program coordinator, is a woman. Otherwise, the club, including volunteers, is exclusively male. Every Tuesday, 15 or 20 men get together for lunch and conversation. They come from all walks of life and share a wide range of experience. “I’m astonished at what I’ve learned just from listening to these guys,” says volunteer Peter Yelow. The opportunity to exercise their minds, to share ideas and just to be men together in a group creates a special camaraderie. “I’ve watched friendships being formed here,” says Yelow. John Dayton is one member of that club. Like many a young fellow

does, Dayton set out to see the world. From his home in Vancouver, he hitchhiked as far as Winnipeg. A tour of the School of Architecture clinched his future. Midway through his architectural studies, the Second World War came along and Dayton joined the Royal Canadian Air Force as a flying officer. While stationed in Bournemouth, England, Dayton met his future wife, Mavis Clark. “I was at a tea dance with a chum. I looked out over the dance floor and saw this glorious creature. I knew this was the woman I was going to marry. It was instantaneous.” Cupid’s arrow may have lodged in Dayton’s heart but wedlock remained distant when Dayton was posted to Cairo where he ferried planes to India. With the war over, Dayton took up his life again. The newly minted architect joined the firm of Thompson, Berwick and Pratt and the newly married couple moved to a cottage at 15th and Lawson in West Vancouver. In the early fifties, West Vancouver was affordable but offered little in the way of culture. Dayton’s interest in the arts had begun early in his life. “I learned about classical music at my mother’s knee,” he recalls, “and I’ve always loved it.” George Zukerman’s Overture Concerts Association brought culture


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to communities like West Vancouver. “It started around kitchen tables,” recalls Dayton. A membership drive netted 100 subscribers, which rose eventually to 1500. The gymnasium at West Vancouver secondary became the organization’s concert hall. The success of Overture Concerts encouraged

Dayton’s participation in the arts. He served for 20 years with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra board including a term as president. He also worked with the Vancouver Opera Association and with the Community Arts Council, where he got involved in the allocation of funds to arts organizations.

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BC HYDRO SYSTEM IMPROVEMENT WORK BC Hydro will be making system improvements that will require the installation of duct banks (underground utility trenches). The work will take place in North Vancouver along 4th St. E. from St. David’s Avenue to just west of Lonsdale Avenue. The work will begin on or around September 6, 2011 and will take approximately 2 months to complete. The hours of work are Monday to Friday from 7:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

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JOHN Dayton enjoys the companionship of the Men’s Club at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre.

Meanwhile, the Dayton family, which now included four children, had relocated to Sentinel Hill and enjoyed summers on the Sunshine Coast. Dayton had taken up painting, moving from oils to watercolours. “The kids would be in the water all day and I’d be on the beach with my paints and easel.” A new interest surfaced with a legacy from his grandmother. She spent years tracing the Dayton history after the family papers had been destroyed by fire in 1882. Eventually, she was able to trace the family movements, proving that an ancestor left England for America, settling in North Carolina in 1639. During the Revolutionary War, a branch of the family migrated to New Brunswick as United Empire Loyalists. In the course of her research, Dayton’s grandmother traced the family back to 1200 A.D. As steward of the family history, Dayton made his own contribution to the story, collecting and identifying photographs, tracing the movement of relatives across North America and organizing the results into a hefty binder, a project which took three years to complete. As Dayton reached his eighties, physical challenges began to limit this life of activity and involvement. Participation in the Seniors’

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NOTICES Call for Musicians: The Deep Cove Old Time Jazz Band needs senior musicians to fill in for their performances when regular players are on vacation. Practices take place on Mondays from 1 to 2:30 p.m. at Lions Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. Info: Wilf Fawcett, 604-929-6191 or Moon Festival: A Chinese and Vietnamese harvest festival will take place Wednesday, Sept. 7, 7-8:30 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. The free celebration includes sweet treats and musical performances by the Seniors Research Group of Chinese Opera and Music. FrRegistration: 604-980-2474. GrandparentsDay:TheElders Council for Parks and the

Young Naturalists Club of B.C. will host a free special nature program for grandparents and grandchildren Saturday, Sept. 10, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at the Heritage Centre, 1620 Mount Seymour Rd., North Vancouver. There will be an interactive puppet show, nature walk, scavenger hunt and prizes. Registration required: 604-986-4892 or Steady Feet: A falls and balance prevention program that helps seniors feel stronger and more confident about walking will start up again the week of Sept. 12. Participants should attend an assessment day and call to schedule a time at their location of choice. Call Jennifer at 604-982-8311 for John Braithwaite Community Centre, Wednesday, Sept. 7 or Gillian at 604-987-5820 for Mollie Nye House, Thursday, Sept. 8. Memory Games for the Body, Balance and Brain: A total body workout that combines physical fitness with brain fitness to help improve memory, concentration, coordination and balance. Drop-in: John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver, Mondays, Sept. 12-Oct. 31, 1-3 p.m.; West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St., Tuesdays,

Sept. 13-Dec. 13, 2-4 p.m. and Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver, Wednesdays, Oct. 5-Nov. 16, 1-3 p.m. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330. Seniors Gathering: An informal get together and chat for seniors from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Mayor Darrell Mussatto will be a guest speaker on Sept. 13 and will talk about North Vancouver City Hall, its work and hierarchy. Free. Info: 604998-3460 or Brain Games for the Active Brain: A drop-in program for ages 55 plus which sharpens focus and improves mental fitness by playing games, Thursdays, Sept. 15-Oct. 27, 1-2:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330. Brain“R”Cise: A session of speciality classes designed to stimulate the body and brain connection through physical exercise, Mondays, Sept. 26-Nov. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (there will be sample class on Sept. 19) at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: Gail, 604-982-8330. Walking Club: Walk local

trails and pathways, then meet for coffee, Wednesdays, 9:45noon.Cost: $1/$2, coffee, tea and cookies provided, at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-987-5820. Whist: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@

Centre’s Keeping Connected programs kept the door open. The chair exercise program helps him

keep fit physically. The Men’s Club keeps his mind active and engaged. “These days, I’m surrounded by women,” says Dayton with a smile. “The Men’s Club is an opportunity to be with

Seniors Circuit Training: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 8:309:30 a.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $4.40. For more information: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@

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SUPPORT GROUPS Eye Deal: A support group for people with low vision meets the third Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the atrium at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Info: 604-925-7280 or www. Family Caregiver Network Groups meet the second Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. or the first Thursday, 7-9 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources, 203-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: Karyn Davies at 604-982-3320 or Sound Advice: Information, education and support for the hard of hearing meets the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695

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21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-925-7280 or

a great bunch of fellows and to give our wives some time for themselves, too.” For more information about the Men’s Social Club, call Joni Vajda, Outreach Coordinator, at 604.925.7211.

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Wallet-friendly wines are easy to find THE Hired Belly has recently noticed a flurry of media about tastes turning to less expensive wines.

Somehow it seems like old news. Only just now? We recall it was two years ago that quick thinking B.C. producers such as CedarCreek and Quails Gate repositioned their wines to two rather than three tiers, putting more premium fruit into the lower range wines and thereby delivering better value. The reality is that most of us have been sipping more wallet-friendly wines for a while, including our neighbour, who recently asked

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for help in putting together a value-priced case for a winetasting party. The plan was to come with a few “good deal”

wines to stock for upcoming fall dinners. The rules were: nothing over $20 (most were much less) and they must be widely available. The 12 wines we picked out (from Everything Wine but also all sold at BCLS) covered the global spectrum, with a couple of worthy sparklers (Segura Viudas, $16.99 and Villa Theresa Prosecco, $16.97) included for good measure. Both bubbles were well received, no doubt in part because they were the first wines people tasted — and remembered! When the votes were counted, the more popular four wines (any of which would


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be worthy of Labour Day sipping or barbecuing) were as follows: ■ Errazuriz Max Reserva Cabernet Sauvignon 2009. It’s tough to find serious Cabernet for (just) under $20 but this drop delivers great style and complexity for a relative bargain. Juicy with a broad black fruit palate, clove and spice underpinned by firm but approachable tannins with a long finish definitely make it a winner. $19.99. ■ Castillo de Monseran Cariñena 2007. This Spanish Garnacha made from 50 year old vines is one of the best value reds on the market. Medium bodied with some


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BAROSSA Blonde: a great late summer sipper. Production is very small from still young vines (just 219 cases last vintage, made with consulting Okanagan winemaker Christine Leroux) but worth the search are: a full fruited 2010 rosé, strawberrytoned and decidedly off dry, made with mainly Merlot (optimistically planted but soon to be pulled in favour of Pinot Auxerrois), 10 per cent Pinot Noir and a splash of Chardonnay, ($21). The keeper? A surprisingly full bodied 2010 Pinot Noir, with ripe layers of earthy, black cherry and savoury notes wrapped in juicy acidity ($25). Again, plenty of promise here, along with clean tasting, vibrant peach- and apple-toned Pinot Gris ($22). Very limited availability at a few private wine stores, or from the winery at 250-941-8810;

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Celebrate the community effort that keeps the Capilano River flourishing and follow the journey of salmon from hatchery to ocean with this walk/hike.

Mall to Cleveland Dam run 9:30 am to 2 pm. Board the bus in the parking lot between the Keg and White Spot restaurants on Marine Drive.

Enjoy performers and discovery stations along the 4.5 km walk from Cleveland Dam to the Capilano Suspension Bridge, or hike the entire 8.5 km trail to Ambleside Park. Dogs on leash are welcome. Free buses from Park Royal Shopping Centre South

The last bus returns from the Capilano Suspension Bridge at 2:45 pm. We suggest you start your walk no later than 12 Noon to catch the last bus. No registration required.


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Trailer park goes back in time Peter Neville-Hadley Contributing Writer

BISBEE, Arizona: When its copper mine shut down in 1974 much of Bisbee’s population left and property prices plummeted. Over the following decades the small town gradually re-invented itself as an artists’ colony and tourist destination, repopulated by immigrants from all over the United States.

HOT SPOT Step off the premises and experience the beauty and charm of Bisbee, Arizona, a mile-high historic copper mining town nestled in the Mule Mountains and a stone’s throw from the Mexican border. Founded in 1880, Bisbee was a true hot spot around the turn of the century, known as one of the West’s most roaring towns on the route between St. Louis and San Francisco. — from Shady Dell’s website


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Among them were antiquesand-collectibles dealers Ed Smith and Rita Personett, who had been acquiring unwanted 1950s travel trailers. In 1994 they bought three in quick succession and needed a place to park them. Smith found out that the oldest continually operating trailer park in Arizona, an antique in itself, was on the market. Shady Dell had started life in 1929 and had the same careful owner until the 1950s, after which it changed hands rapidly several times and fell into disrepair. “I originally just intended to photo Peter Neville-Hadley/Meridian Writers’ Group amass a trailer collection,” says Smith. “But I was also trying A 1949 Airstream is one of the vintage mobile homes visitors can bed down in at the Shady Dell Trailer Park in to make the mortgage on the Bisbee, Arizona, where the radios play 1950s songs and ads, and the TVs show old movies like The Long Trailer. place, and the idea came to me the kitchen table a push-button radio with the fashionable, if pointless, streamlining that people would maybe stay in them as lodgings. And that’s how it started.” The aim was to create a living museum of the 1950s, offering everything that of the period plays a medley of ’50s tunes interspersed with sober and earnest would have been found in a trailer park of that period. The business had hardly advertising for now long-forgotten products and services. A double bed with chenille bedspread fills one end, and the lounge at the other started when Smith’s phone began to ring nonstop. The calls were not only from potential guests, but also from trailer owners looking to sell or give away the once- has an original record player with old vinyl recordings of Bill Haley and a very young Frank Sinatra. A small, ancient black-and-white television is cleverly connected to a loved, now superannuated vehicles cluttering their driveways. “I was given half a dozen trailers at least,” says the still slightly astonished Smith. state-of-the-art DVD player hidden away in a cupboard with a stack of DVDs such as “And I kept trading and upgrading until I got what’s there right now. I wanted to the highly appropriate Lucille Ball and Desi Arnaz vehicle The Long Trailer. Few hotel rooms have such built-in coziness, and as the darkness falls outside and get the best and most representative ones.” The current accommodation consists of nine trailers, from tiny, three-metre-long with the curtains closed, Best of Mancini on the turntable and a 1955 copy of Life bubbles of aluminum to mansions on wheels over 10 metres in length, all sitting on magazine to flick through, there’s nothing to disturb the sense of time travel. Astroturf lawns adorned with lime-green or orange garden chairs and pink plastic If you go: For more information on the Shady Dell visit its website at www.theshadydell. flamingoes. The interiors of some of the trailers are equally as gaudy, decorated with com. the brightly coloured vinyl surfaces and leopard-print fabrics popular at the time. For information on travel in Arizona visit the Arizona Office of Tourism website A 1951 Spartan Mansion, with a front that leans forward into the airstream, comes equipped with a tiny toilet and kitchen in a largely birch-wood interior. On at

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Puppy training tales

A friend of mine got himself a new puppy, cute as a button, but full of energy and herself.

of Cheyenne” attitude and pees. She will toss her head, lift her tail up in the air and strut over to a corner of the room, squat and look right at her owner while she releases her bladder on his hardwood So full of herself in fact, floor or carpet. The only that she has decided that thing that is missing from her urinating around the house is attitude is her lifting a paw a pretty fun thing to do. and flipping him the middle House training a puppy toe. is challenging at the best of correct this behavior times. Every day for at least Canine Connection we To started by recognizing two weeks the puppy has to Joan Klucha that Whiskey is an extremely be taken outside on a regular dominant young dog, full basis, swiftly upon waking in of confidence, but sensitive. the morning or after a nap, We didn’t want to squelch her confidence at shortly after each meal or a drink of water, all but we most certainly wanted to nip that right after a play time and before they are dominance in the butt. She is sensitive to turned in for the night. The consistency of this verbal corrections and loud shouts send her tail prevents the young dog from ever having an between her legs and her scurrying away. So accident (one hopes) in the house and it learns we became extremely careful and conscientious that outside is where their “business” is done. about not leaving valuable items unattended Accidents will happen, usually out of human error, but not always, especially in 12-week-old after they are used. Laundry is placed in a hamper with a closed lid, tea towels are not left Whiskey’s case. hanging off oven doors, pillows are placed in You see, another undesirable (but admittedly cute) behaviour of Whiskey’s is that a secure spot and tools are placed high out of reach in between uses. she steals things. She steals dish towels, pillows Then it was Whiskey’s turn for a tune-up. off the couch, tools such as screwdrivers and When she managed to find other things to hammers that her Dad has just used and put steal (because she did) instead of shouting like down for “just a second” and runs away with my friend used to do, he calmly and assertively them, either in a flurry of puppy excitement or went up to her and removed the item, as he stealthy quiet. Once she has these items in her had always been able to do before. But instead possession she is found — in the yard playing of allowing her to reassert herself by peeing, with dish towels or pillows or hiding under Whiskey was immediately put on a leash and the couch or in the closet and chewing or attached via “umbilical cord” to my friend. If somehow destroying the items. she tried to run off, she couldn’t get away. This When she’s caught, either in the act of immediately took her display of dominance stealing the item or unfortunately, tearing it up, she willingly submits and gives the item up, away and she submitted to her owner and his but this is when she shows her “I’m the Queen calm assertive display of dominance. Once she

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relaxed and “went to neutral” she was allowed off-leash again. For the first day she tried her thieving acts with the same vigor but by the end of the day she had stopped peeing in the house because she couldn’t. On Day 2 we tested her to see if she got the picture. She was given a bit more freedom. After a thieving incident the leash was put on but she was not

tethered to her owner. Instead of running off to pee after she was caught she began to follow her owner around the house instead. A few more days after that the thievery stopped because it just wasn’t fun anymore. A bit of calm assertive behaviour mixed with proper timing and applying “going to neutral” solved the case.

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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip?Then take the North Shore News with you

BILL and Marianna Molle check out the Burj Al Arab, one of the world’s most luxurious hotels, in Dubai.

LISA Heel, founder of Helping Underprivileged Girls and Guys Study, and Isobel Bodie visit students that the organization is helping in Vizag on the south east coast of India.

and we’ll try to publish your high-resolution photo in our News Around the World feature (there is no guarantee photos will be published). Due to the enormous response to News Around the World it may take several months before your photo will appear. Take a photo of yourself (keep close to the camera, but with the background still in view) in a location outside the province holding a copy of the News, with a scenic background, which distinguishes the location. Send it to us with the first and last name of everyone featured in the photo, along with your phone number, and a description of where the photo was taken. Send your submission to Manisha Krishnan by email to Please note: We will only be accepting pictures that have been sent to us via email.

KAYLA and Savannah Munro enjoy hanging out in their pool tubes in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

COLIN and Michelle Crozier and their daughters Hayley and Felicia spend time on the island of Cayo Blanco in Cuba.

SUE and Stan Ward visit Halong Bay, Vietnam while on a trip to Southeast Asia.

NICOLE and Christopher Dietrich relax on the beach in the small town of Pa’ia on the northern coast of Maui.

SEAN Fisher, Leslie Graham, Tyson and Hillary Fisher, Noelle Fisher, Ian Hines, Ashley Schwab, Diana Fisher and Bill Brayne enjoy a family vacation in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

KATIE and Lauren Rispin explore the famous Namdaemun Market in Seoul, Korea.

JAE Hyeon Kim and Andrew and Patrick Martin visit a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Morelia, Mexico.


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field notes

Cyclists gear up for huge race THE RBC GranFondo Whistler is set to blast off for its second running with more than 7,000 cyclists signed up to race from Vancouver to Whistler on Saturday, Sept. 10.

NEWS photo Lisa King

WEST Vancouver Field Hockey Club president Patricia Macleod, at right, fires the ball past Dedric Watson during the first scrum game on the club’s new home field in Ambleside Park. The official opening is Sept. 10.

Hockey’s home at last Jeremy Shepherd

AFTER years of stops, starts, fundraisers and former garbage dumps, field hockey will finally have its own artificial turf field at Ambleside Park this September.

Rutledge Field, originally slated to be completed before March 31, is now scheduled to open Saturday, Sept. 10 at 10:30 a.m. Following the dedication ceremony the ball is scheduled to drop for Game 2 of a five-game men’s field hockey exhibition series between Canada and Australia. Patricia Macleod first picked up a stick and headed to the pitch in West Vancouver nearly forty years ago, back when it was called grass hockey. “A lot of girls played hockey on the North Shore at that time and those people are now parents and they have their kids in West Van Field Hockey Club,” she said. Macleod, a hard-working midfielder on an adult team as well as president of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Facilities Society, has been one of many citizens working with the District of West Vancouver for the new field over the past seven years. The field cost $4.7 million, with most of that money coming from the federal and provincial governments. The West Vancouver Field Hockey Club teamed up with the West Van Soccer Club to donate $940,000 for the project. The District of West Vancouver also contributed

NEWS photo Lisa King

VICE-PRESIDENT Mike McKnight tracks the ball during the men’s scrimmage at Rutledge Field. $760,000. The price tag includes the turf, lighting, warm-up pads, and upgrades to the field house. “It’s been a long, long time coming,” said Mary Lindsay, a volunteer with WVFHC.

“It’s the largest field hockey club in North America, and we have not had a home field. So there’s been this quest for a home field for decades.” The new turf should shorten commutes for the approximately 2,500 members of the WVFHC, as well as allowing sports fans on the North Shore to get their first taste of high-level field hockey. “Most people don’t really know what field hockey is like, they’ve only ever seen little kids play on grass,” Macleod said. “This is a great opportunity to showcase what field hockey really is: it’s a very fast game, you don’t have to stop to do subs, there’s no offsides.” While the game is quick, Macleod said getting a field has been an unbelievably long journey. “When I started this project I was hoping (my children) would get to use the new field, but since I started seven years ago, they have now graduated and left home.” The field hockey club was close to having a field at Hugo Ray Park in 2009, but the plan was eventually nixed. “They found that because it’s built on a former garbage dump the settling patterns would not lend itself to being stable enough to install a turf field,” Lindsay said. Following the disappointment at Hugo Ray Park, the WVFHC turned its focus to the gravel field at Ambleside, and to fundraising. “We worked in co-operation with the West Vancouver Community Foundation so that the gifts were then able to See Name page 38

The race will take riders from the start point on Georgia Street in downtown Vancouver, over Lions Gate Bridge, up Taylor Way and onto Highway 99, finishing at Whistler Olympic Plaza. Elite riders will depart in the Giro GranFondo at 6:40 a.m. with the rest of the pack departing at 7 a.m. LastyearNorthVancouver’s Andrew Pinfold won the inaugural race, riding the mostly uphill 122-kilometre course in three hours 14 minutes and 29 seconds. Lions Gate Bridge will be closed to Northbound traffic from approximately 6 a.m. to 8 a.m. on Sept. 10 while one southbound lane will remain open. Marine Drive westbound between Capilano Road and Taylor Way will be closed 6:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. while there will be no northbound access to Taylor Way 6:30-8:30 a.m. Highway 99 will have lane closures throughout the race but will remain open to all traffic except for wide loads. A designated spectator area will be available at Park Royal Shopping Centre in West Vancouver. For more information visit www.rbcgranfondowhistler. com. ••• Handsworth secondary will host a junior and senior football doubleheader against West Van Sept. 10 to kick off the season and open Handsworth’s celebrations of their 50th anniversary. The West Van and Handsworth junior teams will meet at 10:30 a.m. followed by the senior teams at 1:30 p.m. on the field at Handsworth. ••• North Vancouver’s Donia Momen helped Canada score a thrilling victory over the United States to win the Junior Pan Am water polo championships held earlier this month in San Juan, Puerto Rico. Canada fell behind 3-0 in the championship final but battled back to claim a 7-6 victory to win the regional title. Momen is a Handsworth secondary student and member of the North Shore Titans water polo club.

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Name honours North Shore great From page 37 be considered charitable contributions.” Field hockey teams raised money, volunteers solicited donations from friends and corporations, and the club raffled off trips to New Zealand in a bid to finally give the young players a field. Besides the fundraising and volunteer efforts, Lindsay said co-operation with the West Vancouver Soccer Club and the district was critical in giving the players their pitch. “It really speaks to the

strength of the community/ government relations in the community of West Vancouver,” Lindsay said. The field is named for field hockey great Ross Rutledge, a top goal-scorer who competed for Canada at the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles. Besides playing professional field hockey in Australia, Rutledge was also a North Shore coach who started Adanacs, a player development program that helped several WVFHC athletes earn athletic scholarships to top-tier schools like Duke University. Rutledge died in 2004

at the age of 41, but his widow, as well as his brother and parents, are scheduled to attend the opening of the field, according to Lindsay. ••• The Cangaroo Clash, a five-game exhibition between the Canadian and Australian men’s national field hockey teams, will run Sept. 8-15 at Rutledge Field in West Vancouver’s Ambleside Park. Game times are Sept. 8 at 7 p.m.; Sept. 10 at noon following the Rutledge Field opening ceremony; Sept. 11 at 4 p.m.; Sept. 13 at 7 p.m. and Sept. 15 at 7 p.m.

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

Time for fall cleaning NEWS photo Lisa King

IT’S been a long time coming, with several tough setbacks, but the WVFHC family finally has a field to call their own.

CHUCK Willett, Colin Atkinson, Ray Brunelle and Dave Davey of the Norwest Men’s Curling Club are inviting new members to play in the club’s 2011/2012 season. Players of all levels, including beginners, are welcome. Call 604-929-5041.

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Lost & Found

FOUND MOUNTAIN bike top of Northwood West Van, last week of July. Call to ID. 604-984-0885 FOUND YOUNG GREY male cat, West Keith Rd off Lonsdale area, shy but will eat, pls call Lynda to id 604-980-9706 leave message. CHRISTENSEN, Opal Adeline Age 89 years, passed away at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver on August 25, 2011. Opal is lovingly remembered by her two sons, Herbert (Kris) and Leonard (Butch), her granddaughter Tara Legg (William), and her three great grandchildren Austin, Aran and Sarah Legg, as well as numerous nieces, nephews and friends. Opal was predeceased by her husband, Lyle, her parents Gunhilda and Martin Hanson, and her eight brothers and sisters Leonard, Alma, Harley, Gladys, Margaret, Violet, Glen and Marlen. A Celebration of Opal’s Life will be held at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday, September 10, 2011 at Unity of Vancouver Church located at 5840 Oak Street in Vancouver, B.C. (Oak and 41st). If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donation may be made to Activities- 2nd Floor Lynn Valley Manor, 1070 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7J 1Z8. For those wishing to share a memory of Opal, please go to

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Jones, Ken April 18, 1925 - August 17, 2011 Ken passed away peacefully at Lionsgate Hospital August 17, 2011 from complications of a stroke. He is survived by Margaret, his loving wife of 63 years, daughters Evelyn (Brian), Kathy, son Rick (Nancy), and grandchildren Laura, Taylor, Eric, Savanna & Bailey, as well as his sister Bunny (Ken) and brother Bob (Pat). Ken was born and raised in Winnipeg. He joined the Navy in 1943, serving on the Atlantic Convoy Duty. Ken & Marg lived several years in Saskatoon before settling down in North Vancouver. Ken worked for Kendall Canada - Medical Division for over 30 years, retiring in 1987 as Western Sales Manager. He and Marg enjoyed many happy years of retirement together, pursuing their passions of boating, Rving and travel. Warm thanks to Dr. Andrew Lee for his caring support and counsel and to the Nurses and staff at Lionsgate Hospital. As well, many thanks to Dr. Richard Tatham in Penticton. Donations to the Parkinson’s Association in lieu of flowers would be greatly appreciated

KIDS BIKE found Upper Lonsdale area 6 am Mon Aug 29/11. Call to ID 604-987-0525 LOST 2008 Norco Katmandu bike, khaki colour, Alice Cooper seat, skulls on handle bars & fender. Mentally challenged boys bike stolen from 1979 Marine Dr, North Van Aug 28. Pls call 604-376-7756 LOST CAR KEYS (keyless entry key + 3 other keys. In block between 16th and Lions Gate Hospital around 1st week of August. Pls call 604-916-6754 LOST, WOMENS prescription glasses on Sept 1, Jefferson Ave, Y ounette dri v e area, c al l 604-922-0854

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LODWELL - Phyllis Veronica Jan. 19, 1921 - Aug. 31, 2011 Phyllis ‘fell asleep in the Lord’ at Lions Gate Hospital. She will be missed by her close friends Elaine, Pat, Imelda and her many friends at Sunrise of Lynn Valley. Her Celebration of Life Service will be held September 9th 11:00 am at Christ the Redeemer Catholic Church, 599 Keith Road, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations to North Shore Search and Rescue in Phyllis’ name would be appreciated.

ARNOLD, Colleen (Lundgard) 1938 - 2011 Passed away unexpectedly at home on August 20, 2011, age 72. Lovingly remembered by her sister, Gladys Irlam (Bob) and nephews, Stephen (Denise) and Michael. Predeceased by husband Ken and parents, Anders and Josephine. Cremation. No service by request. If desired, in lieu of flowers please make a donation in Colleen’s memory to a charity of your choice.

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O’HARA - Barry Wayne Mar. 14th 1942 to Aug. 24th 2011 Born in Vancouver, BC Barry passed away peacefully at home in Ajijic, Lake Chapala, Jalisco, Mexico where he retired 3 years ago. Survived by his partner Linda Dutton, Marlene O’Hara and their 4 children, Barry Jr., Michael, Janine, Jim and their families including 4 granddaughters, brothers Randy and Terry, sister Darlene and their families. Barry was an avid golfer and marshalled at the Lake Chapala Country Club. He spent many years coaching and officiating Amateur Sports in BC, including hockey, baseball and football. Donations may be made in Barry’s name to Amateur Sports or the BC Region of the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation. May he live forever in our thoughts and prayers.

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PROFESSIONAL JOB OPPORTUNITIES Troyer Ventures Ltd. is a privately owned c ompany s e rv i c i n g Northern BC and Alberta. We are now accepting applications at our Fort St. John Branch for: *Parts Person *HD Commercial Transport Mechanics *Professional Drivers (Class 1, 3) Successful candidates will be self-motivated and eager to learn. Experience is preferred, but training is available. Valid safety tickets, clean drug test, and Drivers Abstract (Driver applications only) are required. For more information and to apply for these opportunities and additional postings, visit our employment webpage at:


General Employment

Adult Newspaper Carriers

req’d. North Van early mornings home delivery. Reliable vehicle. $600 - $1500/mo. 604-789-7238. BIG O TIRES, West Vancouver is looking for an energetic, outgoing Tire Technician. Will train. Apply in person with resume at 2504 Marine Drive, West Vancouver.

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With love, Margaret, Paul, “Missy”and families



LOST laptop, passport, W Van between Bayridge Ave, Marine, and Bellevue. Contains US passport belonging to Sky Hester. Call/text: (778) 928 5323

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LOST CAT (MILO) LH ragdoll (white, brown accents, grey tail) lost on Aug 31st in the area of 4th and St. Georges, North Van. If found Call: (604) 908-3890

PRESCRIPTION metal eye glasses blue and black Found at Cates Park in parking lot near boat launch on Sept 1st. Call: (604) 929-7105

Try part-time work as a Freelance Contractor 4-8 days a month as a Product Demonstrator! Job Description: You must be a go-getter able to work on your own who enjoys talking to people & doing basic cooking. Great for men & women, seniors, retirees & mature adults. Availability: both Fri & Sat from 11am to 5 or 6pm (& some Sun). Requirements: • Fully fluent in English • Own a car to carry supplies • Be well groomed & bondable • Able to carry medium weight equipment into stores. Pay starts at $10/hr. Training provided in N. Burnaby.

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


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

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Experienced Worker to build wooden retaining wall. (small job). Materials/tools provided. 778-998-6073 jobs. careers. advice.


Health Care


People loving, detail oriented, self directed, multi-tasker required for busy growing practice. Details at:


Hotel Restaurant

FOOD SERVICE SUPVISOR FOR TIM HORTONS We are seeking a food service supervisor for full time / shift work - early morning, evening, overnights and weekends for $12.56 per hour. Main Duties of job: Supervisor will supervise, coordinate and schedule staff, estimate and order ingredients and supplies for meals. Train staff, maintain inventory as well as ensure quality control standards. The employee may a l s o p a rt i c i p a t e i n f i ri n g , establishing policy, creating new menus and determining labour and production costs. 1 to 2 years industry experience needed. No education needed. Please apply by fax: 604-988-3395

PEMBERTON STATION The best sports environment on the North Shore seeks reliable experienced


Competitive wages. Please visit the pub in person between 2 & 4:30pm for an interview today. 135 Pemberton Ave. North Vancouver



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Office Personnel

Full-Time Receptionist We have an opening for a full time Receptionist to cover a maternity leave position. Excellent phone, customer service skills and p e rs o n a l p re s e n ta ti o n required. Computer and bookkeeping knowledge an asset; driver’s license required. We provide a professional, friendly office environment. Please reply by fax or e-mail to: corporate@craftsman Fax: 604-904-8815


Office Personnel

RECEPTIONIST Part and Full time is required for Spa On The Rocks. Must have excellent telephone skills. Please drop of resume to 5377 Headland Drive, (Caulfeild Plaza), West Van or email to:


Teachers/ Instructors

673282BC.LTD.dba VERITAS LEARNING CENTRE in North Van. Seeks a F/T School Manager for International Korean Students. Compl. of College Diploma. 2−3 years related exp. Fluency in Korean and Proficiency in English. $20-23/hr, 37.5hrs/wk Fax: 604-988-5876 P/T ENGLISH TUTORS required for V.I.E.D. Vancouver International Education Development Centre in West Van. Must have teaching certificate. Email resume or call 604-922-8433

WEST VANCOUVER SCHOOL DISTRICT #45 A temporary position is available for a

TA-LABORATORY effective immediately to June 30, 2012, 15 hrs/week; salary starts at $22.42/hr plus 12% in lieu of benefits. Reporting to the Principal, the TA-Laboratory assists in the delivery of labs to support the science curriculum. Required qualifications and experience include Grade 12 Graduation, completion of first year university science program, First Aid Certificate and knowledge of WHMIS regulations. Desirable qualifications and experience include completion of a two year L a b o ra to ry Te ch n icia n Program, and knowledge of school science curriculum. As the position requires driving between North and South campus to deliver and set up lab materials and equipment, the successful applicant must have a car and a valid BC Driver’s License. For complete details visit our web site: Forward applications to Human Resources, School District #45, 1075-21st Street, West Vancouver, BC, V7V 4A9 quoting Competition SS-2011-10 prior to 1:00 P.M. on Friday September 9th, 2011. We thank all applicants for their interest however, only those individuals under consideration will be contacted.

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Tutoring Services

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ANTIQUE SOLID oak dining room suite made by Victoriaville Furniture - over 100 years old. All carved and shaped pedestals and fronts. 52' round table with 3 leaves; 6 chairs; buffet with mirror and side table. Taking offers. Pictures available by email. Call 604-855-7033 or 604-807-8441.



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PORTABLE DISHWASHER, Kenmore, extra large capacity, good cond $150. 604-729-6751


ENTERTAINMENT UNIT $20. Call 778-846-5275


2 LOVESEATS, Ethan Allen, offers. White chaise lounge $200. Glass top coffee table $50. 2 black night tables $40 ea. 604-817-7951


TOTAL GYM, basically brand new, used 4x. Asking $800obo, Call 604-987-2839


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



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Daycare Centres

Licensed Group Daycare 20 years experience 12 mos - 5 yrs. ★604-929-5799★

3050 Solid White Oak Table - $1,695. 42" X 60" dining/work table, excellent condition. Custom built by Once A Tree. 4 - 12" leaves, extends to 104". West End.,, 604-825-2248.

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★ Preschool spaces avail for September 2011. ★Kindergarten to Grade 1 before/after school care ★Transport to Braemar, Larson & Carisbrooke Schools Reg Now. 604-987-3168

STUDENT desk shelving unit/ storage adjustable Ikea, functional, good cond $75. 604-987-5557


Helping people with physical, mental &/or emotional barriers find employment for over 25 years.


6505 P/B TEACUP Dollface Yorkshire Terrier pups M/F shots vet✔ microchipped, smart, healthy, adorable, view parents. 604 988 9601

4060 LOST CAT -Black/Beige markings - Lost by Evergreen Lane Call: (604) 512-7233 GREAT DANES Pure Bred born Aug 7th Merles and Blacks, $850.00 Call: (250) 681-1131

RARE RED Birman cat seeks new home. Senior, loving, best in adult or quiet home. Healthy but vocal. Outdoor access required, idealy rural area. 604-274-0039 or

PB GERMAN shepherd pups, black & tan, 9 weeks old, 1st shots, vet✔, $650 604-856-7405




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Re: THE ESTATE OF HEINZ KURT BARSNICK ALSO KNOWN AS HEINZ K. BARSNICK, ALSO KNOWN AS HEINZ BARSNICK, ALSO KNOWN AS H. BARSNICK, deceased, formerly of 706 - 1495 Esquimalt Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia

Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Heinz Kurt Barsnick, also known as Heinz K. Barsnick, also known as Heinz Barsnick, also known as H. Barsnick, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the executor at c/o Stewart, Aulinger & Company, Barristers and Solicitors, 1200 - 805 West Broadway, Vancouver, B.C. V5Z 1K1, on or before October 7, 2011, after which date the executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the executor then has notice. VANCOUVER CITY SAVINGS CREDIT UNION, Executor STEWART, AULINGER & COMPANY, Solicitors

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BORDER COLLIE Cross Sheltie pup female Gorgeous! Ready. $500. Aldergrove, 604-856-3291


****ALL 100% BRAND NEW***** **Flat top mattress & box $ 275** **Eurotop Mattress & box $350** *Sectional Sofa & Ottoman $675* *Complete bedroom suite $875* We have everything, beds, sofas, dining room tables, etc. You won’t believe our prices. Tax & delivery always included in all our prices. Fast & Friendly service with same day usual delivery. Order online, or by phone or visit our showroom. Order and pay at time of delivery.Call (778) 882-3132


Early Public Input Opportunity Development Variance Application Proposed 4 Storey Apartment Building at 721 Chesterfield Avenue

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Polygon Development 246 Ltd. invite interested members of the public to attend the Development Information Open House with the Applicant for an early opportunity to review the Development Variance Proposal and offer comments, as it relates to the subject Sites “B” and “C” that currently form part of the Comprehensive Development (CD-558) Zone. The CD-558 Zone includes Sites “A”, “B”, and “C”. Date: Wednesday, September 7th, 2011, 6:00-9:00 p.m. Place: St. John’s Anglican Church 220 West 8th Street, North Vancouver CD-558 Zone includes all three sites




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Sun-Thur 10-Midnight Fri/Sat 10am-1pm

CAREER EXPLORATION If you are 15-30 years old, call 604-988-3766 to register.

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Applicant Contact Hugh Ker Polygon Development 246 Ltd. +T: 604-871-4285

City of North Vancouver Contact Christopher Wilkinson, Planning Technician 2 Community Development Department +T: 604-990-4206


North Van Apt. Rentals


Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1020 2 Bdrm from $1515 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 604-980-3606

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$960 604-983-0634 1 bdrm, Sept 1st, south facing bright , from $880 incl heat & h/w, ns, np, 1 bdrm 1st flr, Oct. 15th $880. 604-983-9469 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $1125 & $1295 large deck, new kitchen, bath & carpet, dw, ns, cat ok, lower Lonsdale, avail Oct. 1st. 604-988-1939 1 BR, 3 appls, quiet bldg, deck, Oct 1. heat & hw, ug prkg, ns, np, Mahon & 3rd, $925 604-986-4927 1 BR $945up 2 BR. $1275 Bach renod, $780. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219 1 BR VISTA 10th flr, VIEW, brand new Oct. 1st, $1495. small pet, ns 604-999-1535* 604-999-2123

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER Bach ($1075) 1 BR ($1200/mo) 2 BR ($1700/mo). Avail Oct 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.

1BR, bright, large, hardwood, central Londale, ns, $980 incl heat/hw Oct. 1, 604-617-3602



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BENGAL KITTENS, 4 male, 8 wks old, beautiful markings $500. 604-924-5599

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KNITTING MACHINE with all manuals and pattern books included. U Pick Up ! 604-929-2728


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Garage Sale

NORTH VAN 2 Family Garage Sale 860 East 12th Street Sat. Sept 3 & Sun. Sept 4 8am to 11am Great, A-plus, classy stuff: CD rack, metal end tables, electronics, picture frames, household items, some antique furniture. Please no early birds, we need our coffee first!

Music/Theatre/ Dance

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For Sale Miscellaneous

LUXURY RELAXATION SPA 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van


Escort Services

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for company. 604 451-0175

2 BR, $1100. 1 BR. $875 Oct. 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418

2 br a corner suite, 2nd flr of very quiet 3 story walk up, E. 15th St. large private balcony, north west exposure, new windows, dw, new carpet, venetian blinds, free laundry fac. no smoking & np, $1200. 604-830-0857 msg. 2 BR Condo, new paint, h/w flrs, inste w/d, 2 bath, pet ok, Ravenwoods, $1395/m. 778-938-9891 2 BR, hardwood flrs, large, bright, $1180, np, ns, avail Oct 1, prkg avail 215 E 12th 604-786-3405 3 BR, 1.5 Bath, hardwood, 1 mi. east of 2nd Narrows, , incl heat/ hw, prkg, pool, no pets, $1450. 604-929-0632.. 929-1389 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br view $825 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 ★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 Br avail Oct 1. ground flr. faces north approx 700sf, $900 Carpets drapes, gated prkg avail, heat, hw. No cat or dog. 604-986-7745 BACH, corner, small bldg. 23/Lonsdale, $730 incl utils, np, ns, avail Oct 1. 604-986-4927 BACH, LARGE $765, hardwood, heat, hot water, upper Lonsdale, Oct. 1, ns np 604-202-3458

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

Beautiful Large Suites 2 BR $1290, renovated. 3 BR $1625, d/w. Avail Oct 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187

Beautiful Views

1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,

concrete, by shops, Cat Ok

North Vancouver


1 BR, large bright, balcony, 15th & Lonsdale, $895 incl ht & h/w ns np

available Oct 1st. 604-323-4467

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bachelor 2 BR starting at $1450 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356 NORTH VAN, near all amens, large 1 br apt., Mtn view, $760 incls heat & h/w, suits 1 quiet adult, ns np Oct 1. 604-294-4502

2BDRM/1BTH Anne Macdonald Way, NV Sept 1. $1,350/ mth incl hydro & gas. Fresh paint. 1,200+ sq ft. SS appliances incl dishwasher, ng fireplace & insuite laundry. No smoke & pets. Year lease preferred. Call 604.788.4170 WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm, enclosed balc, prkg, rec fac, new paint, utils incl, NS NP, $895 778-865-7455


West Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


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


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

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

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


Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house. Also avail 6 mth winter rates 604-987-2691

Grand Manor Guest House Furn rooms/suites, daily rental, ns 604-988-6082 THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Oct 1 1 BR Starting at $1400, Nr Ambleside beach, restaurants, shops, amenities and transit, ocean & mnt view. Bright & Spac. Newly Reno’d, h/w flrs, granite countertops and new cabinets. quiet bldg, laundry facility, prkg avail. Incls heat & hot water. Sorry No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

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


Houses - Rent


4 BDRM, 2 bath, AMBLESIDE, Park Royal, N/S N/P, refs, lease. $2450. Call 604-329-0126 AMBLESIDE, 4 BR, 3 BA, partial view, all appl, NOW, $2900 604-222-3189 OR 604-319-3798 BOWEN ISLAND 2 BR + den cottage, $1500. 1 yr lease, ns, sm pet ok, Sept 1. 604-728-6290 eve FAMILY 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 4br+rec rm 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. 604-988-5469


2 BR, Seymour River, huge priv. lot, well kept, 5 appls, now or Oct 1, ns, np, $2250, 604-488-2899

Office/Retail Rent

LOWER CAULFEILD, approx 2000 sf retail, high visibility, excellent rates, 604-922-4138


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt ste, new home, Edgemont Blvd, $700 incls hydro, Sept 15th. 604-616-6443 1 BR ground level suite, lower Lonsdale, heat & laundry incl, NS/NP $650/mo, Sept.15/Oct.1 604-980-2656


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OPPORTUNITY KNOCKS, EST. Since 2000, Kids Consignment Store located in Ambleside. No competition nearby, name brand new & used baby and children’s clothing, shoes, Access & toys etc., Turn key business easy to operate. Selling due to health. $35,000 + stock. Call Donna 604-202-8485 Prudential Sussex Rlty

3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1485, 604-921-6410 EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, i/net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incl Oct 1. 604-985-7267 HORSESHOE BAY 2 bdrm ste, utils & i/net incl $800/mth, np, ns, avail Sept 15/11 604-922-4239


Townhouses Rent

3 BR, 2.5bath, New Reno W 16 N. Van. fp, 2 levels, large balc. garage, storage, wd, ns, np, now, $2500+utils, 604-926-5929 3 BR, new Townhouse, 3 bath, f/p, SS appl, w/d, 1600sf on 3 levels w/rec room in bsmt, carport off back door, West facing front patio, $2500, Oct 1st. Info: prop ID 2598 or call 604-984-7368




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Collectibles & Classics

1928 FORD 1/4 ton Roadster P/U, older restoration, recent updates, drives nice, $17,000. No trades. Call 604-308-9976

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Condos/ Townhouses



Lots & Acreage

WILLOUGHBY, LANGLEY BUILDING LOT 4800sf, in well established sub-division. $300,000. Victor ★ 778-855-2688


2007 CHEVY COBALT SS SEDAN. Great kms, BCAA inspected . $11,980 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk 12296

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2008 F-150 XLT SUPERCREW 4X4, super clean, low original kms. $23,860 Auto Fleet 604-304-7653 stk12321


Large, 3 bdrm., 3 bath townhome. Three levels, approx. 1800 sq. ft. Features include: Lge. L/R with wood-burning fireplace & view of greenbelt; den area with sep. laundry and storage. Top floor has 3 lge. bdrms, 4-pce. bath & 2-pce.ensuite.Closetoelementary school, beaches and parks.

3 BR nr Edgemont, 1.5bath. deck by stream, new carpet, 5appls, fp ns, cat ok $1895, 604-922-9400

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: You start this week with a wise and gentle outlook. You understand why recent events occurred and the motives and needs of the people involved. You might not agree with someone Sunday but you know that you love them by Monday. Your ambitions, career and place in the world are highlighted Tuesday/Wednesday. If you can co-operate – oddly enough, with yourself more then with others – then you will succeed, perhaps hugely. Happiness and social interest calm Thursday/Friday. All week, a work-like attitude will help you. Direct your energy into home repairs, not family arguments. Taurus April 20-May 20: You’re in a lucky year, and a romantic, creative and “winning” month! Expect success! Sunday/Monday emphasize research, secrets, subterranean currents, subconscious desires, investment (of time or money) and lifestyle changes. These go better Monday than Sunday. Wisdom, scholarship, education, far travel, new, big ideas and foreign-born people enter Monday night through Wednesday – great for students starting school. But to bed from 9 p.m. Tuesday onward – night owls meet disappointment.Your standing, career, ambitions come to the fore Thursday onward. Social joys Saturday! Gemini May 21-June 20: Decide who/what should stay in your life, and who/what (the stale, unprofitable) should not. Your security, home, property, family, retirement and such issues are important – this is an excellent year (to June 2012) to make choices in these areas. E.g., a home you find now will always be a sweet “retreat,” filled with sunshine and health. Sunday/Monday emphasize relocation, opportunities, relationships. You might choose a lifestyle, health cure, investment, or even a sexual partner Monday night to pre-dawn Thursday. Wisdom, gentle love, law and far travel come Thursday onward.

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Conserve your energy, avoid confrontation. Healers, charity workers, civil servants, anyone who deals in a non-profit way with the public – these will favour you, might open a door to financial, lifestyle gain. But higher-ups and authorities will be impatient, gruff. Get the former on your side to protect you against the latter. (E.g., get a letter from your doctor to show the judge.) Home, security, real estate are very favoured Tuesday, but watch the longterm implications. (E.g., you find a bargain house, but in an area that’s declining.) Romantic notions, Thursday-Saturday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: You popularity is rising. Flirtations, friendships, entertainment and spontaneous gatherings occur. It’s an excellent time (to Sept. 22) to join a group or club, become involved in politics, or even to start an “interest group.” Your life is filled with opportunities (June 2011 to June 2012) – all emerge from relationships. So gather a whole armful of relationships this month: some/many will pay off handsomely later. It’s also a great time and year to seek fame, deal with the public, etc. Your communications luck is high Tuesday. Saturday eve starts a romantic weekend! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Be ambitious, especially Sunday/Monday, when you have more clout, enthusiasm and energy than usual, and Tuesday/Wednesday, when your money instincts meet bountiful circumstances. Be careful not to argue Wednesday mid-day – it could cause you a lot of unnecessary worry later. You might be overeager about a speculative investment or “romantic lust” this August/September – this could trigger impulsivity or that possible argument. Travel, talk, meet friends, and be curious Thursday to Saturday noon – not an exciting period, but most things go well. Find sweet rest later.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The weeks ahead emphasize higher education, legal affairs, far travel, internationalism, big ideas (the abstract trumps details) cultural rituals, insurance, statistics and gentle love. The last could be quite significant, for many of you have or will meet good fortune in the more passionate side of love – September gives you an opportunity to put this on an even keel, to inject gentle wisdom into it. Some will wed! (Love/hate is a possibility, too.) Rest, lie low Sunday/Monday. Your energy and clout soar Monday night to Wednesday – chase something big. Money’s good late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: This month deals with secrets, the levers of power, mysteries and hidden alliances. To succeed, research; don’t gossip, DON’T tell secrets, but do ask questions and hear the answers. Health diagnosis, lifestyle changes, net worth, investments and debts, and sexual intimacy/ consequences – one or more of these offers you benefits this week. It’s a fine time to buy a home. (Easier than selling.) You’re optimistic, social Sunday/ Monday. Retreat to plan, deal with government agencies Tuesday/Wednesday. Your energy and effectiveness rise Thursday onward – go, make changes, commit. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The emphasis lies on relationships, relocation, dealing with the public, fame, opportunities and challenges, allies and enemies. Be creative, especially in “showing” bosses how they can pay you more, increase your sales territory, etc. Others treat you with affection and grace. So ask for that date – even if he/she says “no,” you’ll have started a friendship. Soon, you’ll be talking about a home (or an ending) with another. Be ambitious Sunday/Monday. Hopes, happiness, social joys flow Tuesday/Wednesday! Withdraw, rest Thursday/Friday. Saturday eve starts your “star weekend!” • Reading: 416-686-5014

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