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THREE households on Grand Boulevard have received “suspicious letters” over the past week, and the North Vancouver RCMP detachment is asking others who may have received similar mail to come forward. The documents are newspaper clippings with handwritten comments on them that Cpl. Richard De Jong described as “unsettling” and “somewhat alarming.” “They don’t make much rhyme or reason,” he said, “but we’d like to speak with this individual and see what his intentions are, why he’s doing this.” Police aren’t releasing the nature of the comments or even which newspaper the clippings are from. “At this point we are going to leave it to people’s imaginations,” said De Jong. “We don’t want to disclose the contents in case See No page 5

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CITY of North Vancouver firefighters were called into action Tuesday when a rapidly spreading fire threatened to engulf a pair of trees near a gas station. The blaze broke out a little before 1 p.m. when some discarded mattresses and other debris caught fire in the alley behind a Chevron station at 23rd Street and Lonsdale Avenue. The flames quickly climbed the flammable fabric into the lower branches of adjacent conifers. A crew was on scene in minutes and quickly got the fire under control. No injuries or serious damage were reported. It’s not clear yet what triggered the blaze. More pics in “photo galleries” at

Civil suit filed in road rage attack Jane Seyd

A North Vancouver tow truck driver who was beaten with an aluminum baseball bat in a case of apparent road rage has filed a civil law suit in B.C. Supreme Court against the men who have been charged in the attack.

Ryan McCaffery, who was violently beaten on the side of

Damages sought for alleged roadside assault with baseball bat

Highway 1 on Jan. 1, is suing Gerrardo Arguello of Vancouver and Norman Segundo of California for damages. McCaffery said following a verbal altercation, he was deliberately forced off the road by Arguello, the driver of the other vehicle, part way up The Cut. When he got out to check for damage, Segundo

— a passenger in the other car — ran over and began to punch and kick him in the midsection and legs, McCaffery said in his claim. As the two men tussled, Arguello appeared with the aluminum baseball bat and swung it directly at McCaffery’s head. McCaffery said Arguello struck him more than 10 times with the bat before being stopped by a passerby who intervened in the attack. According to McCaffery, trouble started on the McGill Street See Assault page 5


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Me and my digital shadow

Social media plays fast and loose with reputations Deana Lancaster

IN his dystopian novel 1984, George Orwell imagined a world where Big Brother subjected citizens to 24-hour surveillance, where people’s thoughts were monitored to maintain social control.

What would Orwell think of 2011; the many ways we willingly detail the minutiae of our lives and post it on the Internet to share with friends, peers, colleagues, future employers, total strangers and, sometimes, the police? According to Peter Chow-White, an SFU communications professor, the rise of social media is one of the most important developments over the past five years. He calls it the shift from Web 1.0 to Web 2.0. “Web 1.0 was seen as an incredible source of information where everybody could go online and have access. But it wasn’t as easy for everyday people to put content up. Web 2.0 is the shift to social media. First with Myspace, then Facebook then a whole clutter of them, it became much easier for the everyday person to post information. And at first it seemed great. It seemed like a whole, brave new world in that sense.” It does seem harmless. On Facebook, you post a comment about your vacation; on Twitter, you link to your latest work project; you share photos of your friends and family on Flickr; and you write an elegant ode to your breakfast —with video! — on Tumblr or your own blog. There is no limit on the ways you can over-share on the Internet. The trouble, however, comes when your thoughts, information or photos slip from your grasp, and are no longer under your own control. In many cases, that happens as soon as you post them online, said Chow-White. “With Facebook, whatever content you put up, you lose control of it. They own it. They can do whatever they want with it, they can license it out to others.” While that loss of control might be unsettling to some, it’s not alarming. Having ads targeted to their likes and dislikes, music and book selections made just for them, seems at worst, like a minor annoyance. “It’s a trade-off. We trade off a certain element of privacy in order to be able to share and contact and communicate with our friends, or create a business profile,” said Chow-White. He noted, however, that all of that information will be accessible for years. As well as being mined for advertising, your data can be compiled by third parties who, for example, supply companies with digital profiles of prospective employees. That’s when your online conduct may come back to haunt you. Inappropriate comments that might have been casually dismissed as a joke when made between colleagues a decade ago are not as innocuous on Twitter. Language that makes your Facebook friends laugh might not get a chuckle from a future employer. Photos posted by a friend from a drunken weekend might not paint you in the most flattering light for a prospective date. If you think your privacy settings are properly adjusted to keep prying eyes away, you might want to double-check that. Last May, three software developers in San Francisco created Openbook (youropenbook. org), a Facebook-specific search engine that displays status updates of users who have not made them private. The site is both a parody of Facebook and an internet privacy advocacy website. Though the founders no longer maintain it, Openbook is still up and running. As an example, a search for the phrase “I

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WHAT goes online stays online and follows you around. Be aware of injudicious language on Facebook, or what others may have said about you — true or not. hate my boss” turns up hundreds of public status updates containing those four words. Anyone can read them, not just their “friends.” It’s not likely that all of these Facebook users are intentionally castigating their employers; and if they’re unaware that their thoughts are available for anyone to read, it seems they’re not alone. According to a June 2010 survey from Consumer Reports “in one of four households with a Facebook account, users weren’t aware of or didn’t choose to use the service’s privacy controls.” The statistic was presented in a CNN column about the behavior of Facebook’s more than 750 million users, written by Pete Cashmore — the founder of news blog Mashable. He pointed out several other ways that Facebook behaviour could affect real relationships and opinions. He pointed to one study that found 85 per cent of respondents had been annoyed by their Facebook friends. Of these annoyances, the most cited was “complaining all the time” (63 per cent), “sharing unsolicited political views” (42 per cent) and “bragging about seemingly perfect lives” (32 per cent). Yet another study found that 47 per cent of

Facebook users have swear words on their walls, with these profanities being posted by a friend 56 per cent of the time. Not surprisingly, the most common profanity is the “F-word.” Even something as seemingly unimportant as habitually poor grammar and spelling could one day have an impact on education, opportunities and relationships. “When you are able to present yourself faceto-face you have control, to a certain extent, over how people perceive you; you can manage the impression that people have of you,” said Chow-White. “But when your information goes online, it can be collected in many different ways, through a Google search, or through a dossier from a company or looking through your friends on Facebook, then the story of who you are is left up to a lot of different interpretations.” It’s a digital shadow that follows you for years to come. ••• Vancouver journalist Vanessa (not her real name) knows firsthand the frustration of dragging around a distorted digital shadow. Before attending journalism school she was a

professional dancer and performer; in 2005 that career included a run with a queer burlesque troupe that was subsequently filmed for a documentary. In 2008, the film was accepted for a local film festival, and today, if you Google Vanessa’s real name the listing for the film is the third search result that appears. Click on the hyperlink and the film’s synopsis appears, along with a photo of Vanessa in drag. “It was filmed in 2005. That was pre-Twitter, it was even early Facebook. You would never think this obscure film would come back and show up online six years later. “It’s not that it’s out there that bothers me. I have a dance background, it makes sense that I’ve been in performances of all kinds, including queer performance art. What bothers me is that it’s No. 3 on Google, above so many things I have worked so hard on, cover stories I’ve written. You can’t find the documentary I made for the CBC, but this is one of the first things you see about me.” When a friend recently tried to set her up on a blind date, the potential date Googled her first. He never called. “It’s not blind dates I’m concerned about though,” said Vanessa. “If they have a problem with it, they’re probably not someone I would want to date anyway. But I do worry about potential employers. It gives a distorted digital picture of who I am. I hope a potential journalism employer would see all the other things I’ve done — my entire resume is basically online — and realize that’s not relevant. But still, it derails the conversation I’d want to have in a professional setting.” Now Vanessa is taking steps to limit the film’s appearance in her search results. She has already contacted the film festival once, and plans to do so again. Then she may have to figure out the best way to optimize search results for other content she is attached to. But it’s a lot of work. “It’s annoying as hell,” she said. ••• The information we lob out onto the great online poses one set of complex sociological questions. But when someone else takes control of your digital reputation, things can take a profound turn for the malicious. Then, you can’t even call it a digital shadow, says Roger McConchie, a North Vancouver lawyer who specializes in defamation. “A shadow is something you create standing between the sun and the surface the shadow falls on,” he pointed out. “It’s going to be a reasonable outline of you. If you’re the one out there, putting your information up on Facebook or up on the Internet or allowing yourself to be photographed without your underclothes on, that’s something you can control, to some degree.” Worse though, is when others create that digital reputation for you, and it’s a false one. “Then I guess you would call it a doppelganger, which may or may not be any sort of reflection or shadow of you,” he said. McConchie was a partner at a downtown law firm for 25 years. Wanting to scale back in 2004, he set up a boutique practice to focus exclusively on privacy and defamation. He planned to work half days and have more time for fishing. It didn’t work out that way. “I knew the Internet was important. But I had no idea that it would become, each year, geometrically, beyond anything I could have conceived of. If I wanted to expand it would be easy for me to have a 10- or 15-lawyer firm by now. We just don’t do every case that comes our way.” According to McConchie, in the pre-Internet age, defamation plaintiffs tended to be public figures. Often his advice to them was to wait a month or two and see if the issue went away. “The dimensions of the practice have changed entirely. It means that people can no longer sit back and say, ‘This shall pass.’ ” Now, one malicious blog article is going to be picked up by other bloggers and cut and pasted and repeated. Over time, if something isn’t contradicted or See Individuals page 9

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Politicians need thick skins

No direct threats made

candidates should expect to take heat

this individual is reading the papers. “We don’t know where this is going to go.” De Jong did say that police believe the person responsible may be suffering from a mental illness. None of the letters were threatening and the writer didn’t appear to have any knowledge of the residents who received them. Anyone who has gotten similar documents is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311

Assault charges laid in incident Trial hears From page 1

on-ramp to the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, where Arguello apparently felt McCaffery had cut him off. While McCaffery was driving over the bridge, the other vehicle pulled alongside him where the passenger continued to yell obscenities, he said. Feeling increasingly alarmed, McCaffery said he drove away from Arguello to distance himself. But when he was part way up the steep hill in North Vancouver, McCaffery said he saw Arguello’s vehicle suddenly cut across three lanes of traffic, swerve in front of him and brake hard, causing McCaffery to crash into it. When he got out to inspect the damage, the two men attacked him, McCaffery said. North Vancouver RCMP arrested both Arguello and Segundo at the scene. McCaffery was taken to hospital where he needed seven staples to close a cut in his head. McCaffery said in the claim he suffered injuries to his neck, face, back and torso as well as anxiety and depression. McCaffery is also suing for lost wages and the cost of his medical care, paid by the B.C. government. Neither of the two men has filed a statement of defence yet. Arguello and Segundo are due to stand trial in North Vancouver provincial court Jan. 11, 2012 on assault charges. Their lawyer, Dil Gosal, has previously said his clients’ position is that McCaffery was the aggressor in the case.

Jane Seyd

THE lawyer for a man accused of defaming election candidate David Marley during an all-candidates debate in 2009 told a judge Thursday that people who put themselves in the public arena are expected to have thick skins.

And he added it has been Marley himself who has done the most to call attention to the comments he found objectionable. Defence lawyer Rodney Sieg raised the points during closing arguments in the case, being tried before a judge alone in

B.C. Supreme Court. Marley, who ran as an independent candidate in the 2009 provincial election, is suing West Vancouver businessman Peter Kains for defamation for telling the audience at the debate that Marley was under investigation by the police and attorney general for his conduct during the 2008 civic elections. Kains, a friend and political supporter of Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan, said his information came from an anonymous letter in an unaddressed brown envelope dropped off at his office the day of the debate. Sieg said Kains had an “honest belief” in what he was saying, and that a complaint had previously been made about Marley’s electoral conduct to police. But Marley’s lawyer Don Baron said that file had since been closed, and the only investigation underway at the time of the debate was one that Marley had requested when he contacted police about two groups involved in the previous municipal election campaign. “What Mr. Kains alleged at

this meeting was untrue and slanderous,” said Baron. “It’s not that he had some evidence. He didn’t have any evidence to support the allegation he made at that meeting. None.” In Kains’ defence, Sieg said Marley had been given “more than ample opportunity to respond” to Kains’ question by the moderator at the debate but had chosen not to do so. Sieg said Marley had taken a position that “it was quite surprising a candidate would have to engage in political debate at an all-candidates meeting.” But public figures “are expected to have a thick skin and not be too quick to cry foul when debate becomes heated,” said Sieg, quoting from a previous court ruling. Sieg added Marley had also done more than anyone else to publicize Kains’ comments to the wider public, by repeatedly going to the media and sending out emails to supporters. Marley is “actively engaged in arguing this case in the court of public opinion,” said Sieg. “He lets the world know (what

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offering a 14-year-old boy a ride to Whytecliff Park, said police. West Vancouver investigators were concerned enough by the incidents to issue an alert to media. The suspect is described as a slightly built man with salt-and-pepper hair and glasses. He was driving an older model silver-coloured convertible. Anyone with information is asked to contact the WVPD at 604-925-7300. In the wake of the encounters, investigators are calling on parents to remind their kids to stay in busy, well-lit areas when walking without an adult, and to travel in groups when possible. — James Weldon

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Kains said.)” Baron told the judge Marley wants to clear his reputation. He is still active in politics and “he may in future run for office,” said Baron. “You just can’t know how permanent the damage can be.” Baron said he believes Kains was motivated by malice, and that he went to the meeting specifically to damage Marley’s chances in the election. Kains’ words can’t be considered fair comment, he said, because they were not an opinion. “They were a slanderous and untrue assertion of fact.”

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T’S astonishing that a North Vancouver man will likely have to knock down a brand-new house he has built on his property. Despite his pleas for leniency, district staff are currently headed to court to get an order for it to be demolished. The sheer waste — of money, work, materials, his neighbours’ patience and municipal time — is deplorable. Nevertheless, this man has absolutely no one to blame but himself. The building is illegal. It violates zoning bylaws with its eave height and its inadequate distance from the property line, and if allowed to stand would create a precedent that others might follow. The builder didn’t bother to try and get the necessary building permits. District staff, and also neighbourhood associations, made repeated attempts to stop the project with letters, phone

you said it “A group of knowledgeable physicians and a group of beautiful angels who work here as nurses provided me with the best care possible on this planet.” West Vancouver philanthropist Djavad Mowafaghian sings the praises of Lions Gate Hospital while announcing his $4-million donation towards the hospital’s plans for a new psychiatric facility. Mowafaghian said he wanted to show his gratitude for the care he received after suffering a stroke last year (from a Sept. 14 news story). ••• “She probably would have been very, very seriously injured if not killed.” North Vancouver real estate agent Laura Clarke says her sister and business partner Brooke is lucky to be alive after a car plowed through their business’ window and into her office. Fortunately no one was in the building at the time (from a Sept. 14 news story). ••• “She was certainly starving and she was completely covered in dirt, but she was purring.” Janice Cook of the Mosquito Creek Veterinary Hospital describes the condition of a cat she calls Fiona, who was rescued from inside the roof of Carson Graham secondary last week after a month of captivity (from a Sept. 16 news story).

calls and visits to the site. It’s hard to grasp what part of “stop work order” the owner didn’t understand. This unhappy episode should be heeded by those who think a large hedge can protect them from zoning regulations and the intervention of the state on private property. However, those who have cynically despaired about the lack of teeth their local government displays when it comes to development will take some comfort from council’s action. The community does have a say when it comes to what is built next door. We applaud both district council and the local residents for sticking to their guns. Demolition is a shocking but totally avoidable outcome — and proves that talking with your neighbours is an indispensable foundation for any project.


‘F’ for BCTF wage demands Dear Editor: Teaching and learning are supposed to go together. How is it then that our public school teachers repeatedly fail Public Perception 101? Many parents have experienced the frustrations associated with class sizes that are too large and classroom and student support services that have been cut by various governments to the verge of uselessness. There is enough resonance here to make these “silk purse” winnable issues. But the position becomes a “sow’s ear” when, inevitably, history repeats itself and the BCTF succumbs to the “we want more money” mantra. In 2009, median salaries across the industry in which my staff work went down in Metro Vancouver. And people in our field spent the next 12 months just getting back to 2008 levels — assuming they still had their job. Doubtless, others are in

similar predicaments. In this context, what sympathy do teachers think people will have for current BCTF wage demands? While there’s a strong possibility citizens would pay more money to increase the quality of classroom conditions and education resources, there’s little chance these same citizens will support compensation increases for the existing cadre of teachers. We’ve just seen what B.C. voters think of disingenuous methods for raising taxes. And it seems the government got the message. Pity the teachers didn’t. B.C. children may not get report cards this fall, but unless the teachers revise their approach they assuredly will. And the grade will be an “F.” Again. D. Brent North North Vancouver

Highway speeders scary Dear Editor: I would be extremely displeased (in Canada we don’t get angry) if a member of my family were to be injured, or worse, in an accident caused by these witless “children.” At the least any licenses these “drivers” possess should be revoked. Could their names/photos be posted on the web? Or must we now assume any people seen driving cars like these may be possible lunatics? Oh brave (and dangerous) new world! Jas Derham-Reid West Vancouver

Garbage-burning byproducts fuel future fears

Dear Editor: I completely disagree with John Hunter’s Sept. 4 letter, Incineration Insinuation Burns Writer, promoting the incineration of Metro Vancouver’s garbage. The environmental report he referred to was flawed because it made an apples-to-oranges comparison of particulate matter released by incineration. It suggests that the particulate produced by incineration would be offset by reduced natural gas burning because of the electricity that waste incineration generates. Even if there was an offset, which I doubt since


most electricity in British Columbia is produced from hydro power, natural gas emissions are far less toxic than the particulate matter from burning garbage. When you burn every type of plastic imaginable along with organic and other material you are creating a vast and unpredictable combination of chemicals that we know will include dioxins, heavy metals and other known carcinogens. The nanoparticles that get through the incinerator filters will be small enough to get by your lungs’ natural filters. Hunter suggests that home barbecues are worse, but we don’t run barbecues 24 hours a day seven

days a week. Europe may use incinerators because they are short of land for landfills, but I wouldn’t want their much higher cancer rates when we don’t have that kind of land shortage. The most important point for me is that if we continue to bury our garbage in Cache Creek then there is no way my grandchildren will be contaminated by our garbage, but if we build an incinerator on the North Shore then my grandchildren will be breathing the byproducts from our burned garbage every day and their health will be at risk. Paul Hundal, West Vancouver





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Sunday, September 18, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Opportunity knocks for the lazy, clueless

I missed my calling. It turns out that my lifelong dream of being a spy wasn’t out of reach.

It’s now evident that it doesn’t matter to the spying profession if you’re not the sharpest knife in the drawer. I don’t know if it’s spying itself that’s become more lax, or just the spy lifestyle. Once upon a time, to be a spy, you had to be able to read a map, operate a telescope, and get Russian diplomats drunk and chatty. My own dim geographical skills, wonky vision and low tolerance for vodka took me out of the running back in 1965, during the Cold War. I was in Grade 2 at the time. “The world of internathional ethpionage ith not for me,” I lisped sadly into my giant tape recorder. Likely you experienced the same disillusionment. In the 1960s and ’70s, spies were gloomy skulkers like Richard Burton in The Spy Who Came in From the Cold, tough, sexy customers like Diana Rigg in The Avengers, or suave action men, like “Bond, James Bond.” But all this was before the establishment of the Canadian

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Kate Zimmerman Security Intelligence Service, which we now know to be the last bastion of buffoonery. Past news stories have informed us of one CSIS agent losing crucial documents by leaving them in her car during a hockey game. In 2006, the Ottawa Citizen reported that some 119 current and former spies were battling CSIS for $3 million in back pay, bonuses and pensions. Now we hear that a CSIS agent who was fired four years ago for alleged incompetence has won his wrongful dismissal suit and will soon be back in the saddle. Way to keep it under your fedoras, fellas.

This Montreal intelligence officer, Marc-André Bergeron, was supposedly so sloppy that he compromised security and jeopardized credibility “just by showing up for work,” wrote the Globe and Mail’s Colin Freeze. As Inspector Gadget probably did before him, this character won his case, apparently because his employer couldn’t, or wouldn’t, reveal what evidence it had to prove his unsuitability for the job. Bergeron had apparently suffered a few bad performance reviews over the course of his four-year period of employment. One of his bosses finally wrote him a note (I guess Bergeron could, at least, read) to let him know that “You do not have the skills and abilities needed to be an intelligence officer at CSIS” — which, if you think about it, has to be the ultimate insult. People are rarely fired from the agency, according to Freeze’s story. That’s partly because these ex-employees could take intelligence with them and share it with parties even more dangerous than the Public Service Labour Relations Board, which

backed the terminated officer. Bergeron, however, was not suspected of having intelligence of any sort. Yet CSIS is being forced to re-hire him on a technicality because, according to the labour board, “he did not receive a confirmation of his shortcomings before being terminated.” Now the agency will once again employ a spy whom it claims to believe is sloppy, unskilled and unfit, and who must also now be disgruntled. Presumably, this George Costanza-like figure will be “tasked” with helping to protect the safety of Canadians. Hallelujah! That means the door must be open to the rest of us to work at CSIS. I, too, have no skills or abilities to be an intelligence officer. Never mind that I am averse to buttering up Russians — or anybody else, for that matter — I do enjoy hovering, eavesdropping, and sizing up whether people are telling lies. If I were assigned to somewhere with great food, like China, I could probably lurk, loaf and listen for years. True, I understand no Chinese, but that’s where that “aptitude

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IT looks like fall is upon us, but the last stretch of summer helped boost North Shore tourism in a big way.

While June and July were less than ideal, a sunny August and a very warm start to September resulted in stellar attendance for some of the community’s most popular destinations. North Vancouver’s Capilano Suspension Bridge is up 27 per cent from last year — a result of the opening of Cliffwalk, according to Stacy Chala, communications director. The attraction takes guests along a series of suspended walkways high above Capilano River. “We’re seeing lots of locals that are coming to check us out again and we’re seeing increases in all of our markets. We think that’s because of the added publicity and advertising and everybody wants to see what’s new,” said Chala. Even the more dismal months saw an increase in traffic, she said. While U.S. visitors increased by 11 per cent, Canadians still made up the majority — a switch from last year, said Chala. Other big markets included California, Alberta, Ontario and the U.K. More international traffic via 50-plus tour groups is expected during September, added Chala. Over on Grouse Mountain, post-Olympics euphoria is partially responsible for an extremely busy couple of months, said Sarah Lusk, public relations manager for the resort. Grouse was thrust into the spotlight after being selected as the location to film NBC’s Today during the 2010 Winter Games. “The overall feeling of how things have gone this summer is great,” said Lusk. “Our audiences for things like the Lumberjack Show and Birds in Motion have been massive.” Although Lusk wouldn’t share numbers, she said the mountain had a record-breaking August and Labour Day weekend. Bookings for zip-lining and Eye of the Wind tours also doubled, she added. Accessibility to Grouse improved this year as it debuted a shuttle bus running to and from downtown Vancouver, which more than 20,000 people jumped aboard, noted Lusk. The majority of traffic on the mountain came from Alberta and Eastern Canada as well as Washington, Oregon and California. But

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STUDENTS from Cleveland elementary enjoy a visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge and its Cliffwalk attraction earlier this year. Mexico and Brazil are also emerging markets, according to Lusk. “There’s a large middle class in Brazil who like to travel and are thinking of Canada, which is great,” she said. The next big day for Grouse will likely be next Sunday, Sept. 25, when five cruise ships dock in Vancouver. Twenty-two thousand people are expected in the city. Accommodations on the North Shore also fared well this summer, according to Kathleen Campbell, executive director of Vancouver’s North Shore Tourism Association. The association represents nine different properties, including

Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, which were running at an 84 per cent average occupancy level in August. Vancouver was running at 75 per cent. “It’s very hard for us to actually know if we’re measuring apples to apples because we don’t get all the information and all the specifics, but having said that we know we’ve had a great August and a great start to September,” said Campbell. The more people stay on the North Shore, the more of their tourism dollars they spend here, she added. “It’s good for all businesses on the North Shore.”





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COUN. Rod Clark bombarded his City of North Vancouver colleagues with motions during Monday night’s council meeting, with three of his five ideas going down to defeat following a caustic debate. In his first motion, Clark asked council to cap the development potential, or floor-surface ratio, for the Safeway site at 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue at 2.6 times the lot area, which is what the soon-to-expire official community plan allows for. Developer Onni is in the midst of producing revised plans for that site after the city rejected a proposal that called for an FSR of 5.5 and would have included a new museum. “If we give approval to Onni,” said Clark, “we’re saying all those one-storey buildings up and down Lonsdale are going to be coming in asking for at least five (FSR).” Clark said he could live with some “limited fudging” if a developer provided certain community benefits, but anything beyond that would “rip the lid off the bottle that contains the density monster. It’s going to get let loose and it will not go back in.” Coun. Craig Keating said that the Onni proposal is still in process. “To drop a number like 2.6 in the middle of this as some kind of iron law that we shall not pass is, I think, not fair to the process that we began with the community and with Onni. . . . Is that number too low? Is that number too high? I don’t know; the process will pick the number.” Coun. Guy Heywood was more direct, saying Clark’s motion made “no sense,” was “unconscionable” and “ham-fisted,” triggering an

COUN. Rod Clark had a busy council meeting Monday, proposing five new initiatives. angry exchange in council chambers. The motion failed 6-1. But in a similar theme, Clark won a 5-2 vote for a motion that called for council to be informed of pending largescale development applications at an earlier stage. Heywood and Mayor Darrell Mussatto were the dissenters. Least controversial was Clark’s call for a staff report on the development potential of the Presentation House land, which is complicated by density sales, a heritage designation and a provincial covenant requiring the site be used for cultural purposes. Council approved the request unanimously. Next up was a call for council’s policy committee to meet as soon as possible to discuss the upcoming Nov. 19 civic election, and particularly some of the recommendations of the civic engagement task force. Clark also blasted some of his colleagues for denying the existence of electoral slates and the mayor for spending thousands of dollars during the 2008 campaign despite facing no opposition. Keating said it was too close to the election to start such a conversation, arguing that potential candidates were already planning their runs in good faith. To even discuss changing the rules now, he said, would be “manifestly unfair as well as unworkable.” Heywood again jabbed at Clark, calling his request “yet

another specious motion.” It failed 5-2, with only Coun. Pam Bookham siding with Clark. Lastly, Clark followed throughonhisyear-oldpromise to call for a referendum on the city’s twin relationships with Chiba in Japan and Huizhou in China. Clark has denounced the twinning for years, describing it as little more than a taxpayer-funded holiday for politicians and senior staff. In 2009, four members of council and the city manager visited both Asian cities as part of a $43,000 provincially funded trip. Delegates from both communities have visited North Vancouver since then. “I’ve heard it described as an entitlement: you get elected to council and you get to go to Chiba, and now Huizhou . . . it’s a waste of taxpayers’ money,” Clark said. Heywood did not go on the 2009 trip and has also criticized the city for not reaping any economic gains from the twinning. However, he said “we can’t have a referendum on a $50,000 item.” Coun. Bob Fearnley, the most passionate defender of the twinning relationships, said Clark “just doesn’t get it.” “The province wants to open up business in southern China, and you have to understand how officials in that country react to having a delegation like ours come over there,” he said. “It says something to them. . . . Why do we want to insult these people?” Fearnley said the twinning provided a basis for cultural exchanges for young people, and also wondered out loud what the cost of a referendum would be. Clark’s motion failed 5-2.

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Exhibiting artist Warren Oneschuk greets those in attendance. An opening reception for an exhibition featuring the works of painter Warren Oneschuk and sculptor Oliver Harwood was held Sept. 1 at the District Foyer Gallery. The works will remain on display at the space, located in North Vancouver District Hall, until Oct. 19. Info:

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TAYLOR Love (left), Cam MacQueen, Bear Johal and Drew Zimmerman make a stop at North Vancouver’s Capilano University Monday. The quartet has embarked on an 80-day cross-Canada journey to encourage students at post-secondary institutions to launch their own chapter of Top Guns and join them in raising funds and awareness for breast cancer prevention.


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The same can be said of her mother, Deborah Best, who, along with her husband David Fawley, monitored their daughter until 2 a.m., waking her up at 4 a.m. to further check on her. Following Jennifer’s diagnosis with type 1 diabetes at age five, medical events, some routine and others requiring trips to the emergency room, have become “normal” for the Lynn Valley family. Finger pokes, insulin injections and pumps, and the constant need to count and think about blood sugars and food intake are all a part of their weekly routine and Jennifer handles it like a champ. She’s not alone as according to statistics from the Juvenile Diabetes Research Foundation (JDRF), there are currently 300,000 Canadians living with type 1 diabetes. Type 1, an autoimmune disease in which the immune system attacks and destroys insulin-producing cells of the pancreas, is typically diagnosed in people up to their 30s. Those affected are increasing by three to five per cent, with the greatest rise noted in kids ages five to nine. Jennifer, a Grade 3 student at See Family page 15

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When asked what’s it’s like to have diabetes, Jennifer says it’s, “Not so much fun,” adding the hardest part is, “You can’t have what other people can eat. And my friends will share candy right in front of me,” and she’s unable to partake. In light of Jennifer’s diagnosis, her family members are strong supporters of the JDRF, whose mission is to find a cure for diabetes and its complications through the support of research. Specially, the family participates annually in the JDRF Ride for Diabetes Research, a fundraising event targeting the corporate community. Teams of riders take turns on a stationary bike and collect pledges. Held across the country, the local event is scheduled for Friday, Sept. 23 in Vancouver, at the Vancouver Art Gallery. Deborah and her husband rode in the event last year, though this year are just seeking pledges as part of their teams (HSBC HR Joined Up and Omicron, respectively) as they’ll be out of town on event day. “The JDRF is targeting donations for research that will make a real difference and they already have a long history of making a substantial difference in the treatment of type 1,” says Deborah. “It’s an organization where you know your funds are going in the right place.”

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Banker shows support for cause

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NORTH Shore residents are encouraged to take steps to become “kidney heroes” by lacing up for next weekend’s North Shore Kidney Run.

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a match and provided a kidney. “I’m happy to say he’s really doing well, it’s been about five years,” says Chris. “He’s definitely got a real appreciation for life and a zeal for life and my aunt, his sister, is doing really well and he, as well, has been very healthy and very active in making sure to make himself healthy and focused.” Having witnessed his father’s struggles over the years, Chris was an advocate for his place of employment to take on the cause. This year, CIBC is a provincial sponsor of the event. In addition, due to his connection to the North Shore, Chris is directly involved with the West Vancouver run as a volunteer. “If you can do something for someone else and you have the power to do something for someone else I just think why wouldn’t you?” he says. Also scheduled to be in attendance on event day, Sunday, Sept. 25, is local actress Jessica Parker Kennedy (CW’s The Secret Circle), as her family has been touched by kidney disease. In addition to raising funds for the foundation, which is committed to improving the lives of those living with kidney disease, the event is intended to raise awareness of the need for more organ donors. Info: www.

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to ensure Top Guns continued to be a part of UVic, they wanted to encourage students at other post-secondary institutions to launch their own chapter. To that end, they’ve embarked on an 80-day cross-Canada campus road trip. “We’re trying to expand our charity concept, which has been so successful for us,” he says. Pink is, of course, playing an important role in their journey, seeing them dress in the colour (at times from head-to-toe in flight uniforms) and travel in a similarly-hued van. While breast cancer awareness might seem like an odd choice for a group of early-20-something males to tackle, that’s specifically the reason they’ve adopted it as their own. Fellow UVic grad and Top Guns member Cam MacQueen, a 22-year-old Handsworth secondary alumnus, says while it’s a tad peculiar for men to be donning pink and promoting breast cancer awareness, that’s what makes Top Guns so unique. “We’ve all known someone who’s had breast cancer and it’s affected us,” says MacQueen, director of marketing. “So this is our way of giving back to the women in our lives who’ve meant so

much to us — our grandparents, our mothers, sisters (and) girlfriends.” “At the end of the day we’re just spreading breast cancer awareness,” he adds. The team, all volunteers, launched their tour at UVic Sept. 6 and were in the Lower Mainland this week, presenting events at Simon Fraser University and Ceili’s Irish Pub downtown. Funds raised from their journey, through donations and the sale of shades, T-shirts and hats, will go towards the purchase of a tissue processor for the Royal Jubilee Hospital and a film digitizer for the Victoria General Hospital costing approximately $135,000. Each new Top Guns chapter is encouraged to raise funds to meet the needs of their specific community. Members of the public are encouraged to support Top Guns by making a donation, as well, can “Like” them on Facebook. For a limited time, for every “Like” received, sponsors will donate $1 towards their fundraising goal. The tour will wrap up in St. John’s, N.L. at the end of November. For more information on Top Guns, visit

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Large NV family makes its mark

“YOU should talk to my mom,” said George Robinson, a butcher at Queensdale Market. “She and my dad looked after most of the Cubs and Scouts in North Vancouver for years.”

Margaret Robinson shows me a treasured family photograph. There is Margaret with her husband Byron and their 12 children — eight boys and four girls — each in their Brownie, Guide, Cub or Scout uniform. Margaret herself came from a family of seven children and there had been 10 in her mother’s family back in Scotland. Born Margaret Steward in Drumheller, Alta., in 1920, she came to Vancouver at 16 to live with her grandmother. The rest of the family followed a year later. She met Byron Robinson during the war. They married in 1943 and in 1947 purchased a house on Tobruk Avenue in North Vancouver. This was wartime housing built for shipyard workers. A workforce that swelled to 14,000 during the war had decreased dramatically by 1947, making the houses available to returned servicemen and their families. The house on Tobruk was

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Laura Anderson home to more than the 14 Robinsons. “It was never just us,” says eldest daughter Pat Edwards. Two foster sisters lived with the family for years and friends of her brothers stayed sometimes for weeks, divvying up sleeping bags with over-nighting Cubs and Scouts. In 1951, Byron decided he’d like to join Scouts Canada. Margaret joined in 1953 and for the next 35 years, every Tuesday night found them presiding over the 8th Heywood Cub pack, between 15 and 30 boys. For his work with Cubs, Scouts and Venturers, which included frequent camping excursions and trips to jamborees, Byron was awarded the Medal of Merit and the prestigious Silver Acorn for especially dis-

tinguished service to Scouting. How did they manage with 12 children and the responsibilities of Scouting? “To start with, I had a good husband,” Margaret tells me. “You should have seen what that man could do.” Byron could turn his hand to anything. He built dorms for the boys in the basement of the house on Tobruk, turned out furniture in his workshop, and sewed curtains and clothes for the children. “He’d bring me the baby and the littlest children in the morning, then he’d get the other kids ready for school,” Margaret remembers. The children went to ‘St. Ed’s’ (Saint Edmund’s elementary on Mahon) and attended different high schools in North Vancouver. Every week, Margaret made 10 loaves of bread and every day she baked. One day, she counted 42 diapers on the clothesline.

See Children page 20 MARGARET Robinson holds a treasured photograph of her and her husband with their many children. The family was long involved in the Scouting movement on the North Shore.

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driving is no longer safe and how to approach discussions on the subject. Registration is required by Sept. 19 at www. or 1-866396-2433. Arthritis Chronic Pain Management: A free workshop about how to better manage stress, fatigue and use medications wisely Thursday, Sept. 22, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. Brain“R”Cise: A session of speciality classes designed to stimulate the body and brain connection through physical exercise, Mondays, Sept. 26Nov. 7, 10:30-11:30 a.m. (there will be a sample class on Sept. 19) at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. For more information, phone Gail at 604-982-8330. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell


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treatment to that, he said. The consequences of sleep disturbance or sleep deprivation, can include: ■ Fatigue ■ Increased likelihood of sleepiness ■ Increased likelihood of accidents at

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■ Affecting appetite “And now it’s believed to be one of the key factors that contributes to the epidemic of obesity,” Moscovitch said.

Treatment options for those with sleep issues are as varied as the causes of the problem, Moscovitch pointed out. Mechanical devices, for example, can be used to treat snoring and breathing

problems. Light treatment offers a way of shifting back and forth the biological clock. Medications, whether over-thecounter or prescription, can be used. Cognitive therapy is an option. Relaxation techniques may help. Sometimes it’s a matter of addressing what’s happening with your bed partner, or how much light is coming into your bedroom at 5 a.m., or whether your bedroom faces a busy roadway.

what is hoped by that short-term use is that it will help stop it from developing into a vicious cycle,” Moscovitch explained. The newest prescription sleeping pill on the Canadian market is over 20 years old, he said.

“We did not have anything new released on the Canadian market as a way of helping pharmacologically individuals that have a sleep problem for a very long time,” he pointed out.

Pain is a major contributor to sleep problems, Moscovitch said. “Almost every individual that has a problem with pain, whether acute or chronic, will have a significant problem with sleep,” he said. “And intuitively, we know that.”

Besides pain, some common causes of chronic insomnia include: other sleep disorders, psychiatric conditions, medical conditions, such as diabetes and bladder problems, shift work, hormonal changes, frequent flying and environmental factors.

Short-term solutions can include the use of a sleep aid, or a prescription drug if the problem is more significant he said. A new over-the-counter medication, Advil Nighttime, was recently released in Canada, to treat the combination of pain and sleep difficulty.

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“It’s intended for short-term use. But

10 Commandments of sleep hygiene Dr. Adam Moscovitch, a.k.a. The Sleep Doctor, says if getting a better night’s sleep is your goal, and underlying medical conditions are not an issue, you may achieve success by following his “10 Commandments of Sleep Hygiene.”

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“He did so well. It was inspiring.” Soon the teachers were calling to say they had never seen such an improvement; who was his doctor? What meds was he on?

“I never thought I wanted to be the girl who helped other people. But it’s awesome — I love it. “If we all brought health to the forefront, we would be much better, much happier for it.”

“I realized: the body has She pursued training and received degrees an amazing ability in holistic and clinical nutrition. She’s to heal itself given “Food is only now working on her master’s degree. the chance.” one form of She puts it all to use at her health She began to nourishment. consulting firm, Nourished. implement the Love, relationships, same principles Schottland-Bauman meets with her into her own career, exercise, clients twice a month to counsel, and diet. offer guidance and tips. They include creativity . . . busy moms who need assistance When she moved we get into with meal organization and planning, to Vancouver all of it.” women who want to get over their weight as a newlywed in issues, and women who need more energy 2001, she was further and want mental clarity. inspired by the outdoor lifestyle she discovered here.

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In support of Breast Cancer Awareness Month this October, several Fairmont hotels in the Pacific Northwest are holding “Pink Ribbon Tea.” Pink Ribbon Tea promises Fairmont’s grand tradition of afternoon tea with a pink twist and charity component — select tea treats will be frosted pink and partial proceeds from each afternoon tea will go to a local breast cancer foundation. Several Fairmont spas are also getting tickled pink this October with treatments that support the cause. The concept of Pink Ribbon Tea came to Fairmont from Joey Holt. Holt was manager of The Fairmont Store in The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver and suffered from breast cancer for over two years before succumbing in November of 2010. Each year in October, she saw a gathering of runners and walkers for the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure. She recognized that there are some people who could not directly participate but who want to contribute to the cause in some way. Her vision was to hold an annual Pink Ribbon Tea in various locations across Canada in order to raise money for breast cancer research in a fun and social way. The gathering after Holt’s funeral in 2010 was really the inaugural Pink Ribbon Tea as The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver baked 300 pink-iced tea cakes for the reception and arranged them on tables in the form of CBCF’s pink ribbon emblem. Joey’s husband, Gerald Holt, has been working with Fairmont Hotels to create Pink Ribbon Tea in her memory. In a release, Gerald said “Joey originally wanted to hold Pink Ribbon Tea for those who could not participate in the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation’s CIBC Run for the Cure. Her vision saw people across Canada getting together to enjoy the tradition of afternoon tea together, in support of breast cancer research.


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The Fairmont Hotel Vancouver will hold Pink Ribbon Tea throughout October with $2 from each afternoon tea donated to the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation; Fairmont Pacific Rim in Vancouver will hold Pink Ribbon Tea throughout October with $2 from each afternoon tea donated to CBCF.

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STEPHAN Grisbrook recently opened Inside Performance, an athletic training centre that specializes in baseball. Health practitioners are also available on site.

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THIS summer, the North Shore’s passion for baseball was out in full force during the 2011 Little League National Championships. But North Vancouver dad Stephan Grisbrook, whose three sons play the sport, noticed that something was missing. “I realized that there’s nothing on the North Shore for training facilities,” he says. “We were driving to Richmond or out to UBC for winter training.” That’s why Grisbrook, a pilot who moved to North Vancouver in 2008, recently opened Inside Performance athlete development centre in the district. The facility, which has been two years in the making, boasts 4,500 square feet of field turf with three batting cages, as well areas for cardio and weight training and a healthcare division that features on-site physiotherapy, chiropractics and massage. Brand new changing rooms and showers are also available. “It’s taken me a long time to find the right facility,” says Grisbrook, explaining that while it looks good now, that wasn’t always the case. “It was just a disaster. It was machines and welders, and cheap metal and racks filled with equipment all over the place. I walked in and went ‘This is it, we’ll take it.’” While the centre is geared towards baseball and girls fastpitch softball, Grisbrook says it can also be used for soccer and hockey skills training. Programs are to include fitness testing,

baseball skills testing and strength training. Injury screening is also a big factor, according to Grisbrook. “We’ll find out if there are any injuries or pending injuries and develop an athletic program for them to keep them out of injury,” he says, explaining that’s where the health practitioners will play a big role. His hope is that older kids will be able to focus in on baseball, while the younger children will simply learn how to become “long term athletes.” “We want these young athletes not to be single sport,” he says. “Most of the best ball players, no matter what team they’re on, they’re usually the best athletes. They’re well rounded, they’re athletic, they’re strong.” So far, Inside Performance has garnered interest from North Vancouver Central Little League, Forest Hills Little League and the North Shore Twins, whom Grisbrook’s own twins play for. He’s also planning on starting a 10-game fall Little League session, for which North Vancouver Central, Cypress, West Vancouver, Forest Hills, Lynn Valley, Mount Seymour, Hastings and Kerrisdale have signed up. Grisbrook said he is working towards starting a baseball academy with a West Vancouver high school as well. To that end, he’s set aside an educational room on the second floor of the facility where sport psychology and nutritional classes can take place. Inside Performance is located at 2-1500 Railway St., North Vancouver. For more information go to or call 604-980-4114.

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NOTICE OF NOMINATION Public Notice is given to the electors of the District of North Vancouver that nominations for the offi ces of: Mayor Councillor School Trustee

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fers something for the whole family will take place Sunday, Sept. 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Shipbuilders Square at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. There will be musical and dance performances, cooking and garden demonstrations, train rides, face painting, displays, a pie baking contest and much more. Info: or 250-228-4452. 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.

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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: Lower Lonsdale Fall Festival: A free festival that of-

Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. There will be an Open House on Sept. 19 with an informal talk from Kris Bulcroft, president of Capilano University. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or www. Protect Your Future: West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan will talk about how North Shore care homes are funded and the plans for future care needs of the elderly Monday, Sept. 19, 78:30 p.m. at Inglewood Care Centre, 725 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Elecia, 604-922-2098. Julie Blue and the Singspiration Singers will hold an open house/workshop Tuesday, Sept. 20, 7-10 p.m. at the Parkgate United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Get a glimpse of what makes the choir so special with demonstrations and teachings on vocal warm up and discussions on technique and range. Info: 604-929-3146 or *Bee Friendly Workshop: Beekeepers Ric Erikson and Sharon Lissette will talk about how fascinating and important our native bumble bees are and what can be done to help them Wednesday Sept. 21, 7:30-9 p.m. at Deep Cove Cultural Centre, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Focus on the Future: The Canadian Federation of University Women will host a series of three interactive workshops led by professionals who are in leadership positions in their respective careers. The first workshop titled Gaining Credibility as a Leader will take place Wednesday, Sept. 21, 7:30 p.m. at Summerhill Retirement Residence, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Balancing Work and Personal Life will take place on Oct. 26 and Aligning Your Work with Your Values will be on Nov. 23. Free. To reserve a seat email with your name, contact information and career issues of interest. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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ACADIAN DIASPORA: In the Great Expulsion (le Grand Dérangement, beginning in August 1755 under Lieutenant Governor Charles Lawrence, approximately 11,500 Acadians (three-quarters of the Acadian population in Nova Scotia) were expelled, their homes burned and their lands confiscated. Families were split up, and the Acadians were deported throughout the British colonies in New England; thousands were transported to France. Gradually, some managed to make their way from France to Louisiana, creating the Cajun population and culture after mixing with others there. — Wikipedia


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GASPÉ sights (clockwise from top left): Heppell Bridge (built in 1909) crossing Matapedia River, lighthouse in Carleton-sur-Mer harbour, fiddlers at La Virée celebrations held every October, beach at Sainte-Flavie on the St. Lawrence River.


In search of Acadia

Andrew Renton Contributing Writer

OUR little Dash 8 is hurled through dense fog and driving rain like a juggler’s ball in a carwash.

“This is your captain. The ceiling is too low to land in Mont Jolie, we are returning to Montreal. Please see the Air Canada ground staff on arrival . . . .” A mixture of frustration and relief all around. Knuckles finally quit strangling the armrests. Nervous chatter invades the tense silence. We’re all in it together. At times like this, long-held secrets are released to strangers. Wind can howl up the Gulf of St. Lawrence turning fair weather to foul in a flash. The afternoon flight is seamless and I am soon driving into “The Valley” on Highway 132, the only serious road leading south. Gaspé is divided into five regions: The HauteGaspésie, Land’s End, The Coast, The Valley and The Bay. Most of the population of around 80,000 live along the coastline. Much of the centre is mountainous, rocky and impassable. A full circuit is about 800 kilometres. Gaspé is a fist-shaped peninsular, thrusting into the Gulf of St Laurence with the Bay of Chaleur to the South and the St. Lawrence River to the North. Relative isolation, especially in winter, has nurtured a unique creative community. My eventual goal? The 10th anniversary of La Virée, a special off-season Acadian festival of music, dance and art launched by the locals of Carleton-sur-Mer for themselves! I pass through gently rolling countryside. Circular hay bales dot freshly cut meadows. It is October. The forests are flaming with fall colours. Churches in tiny Sainte Angele-de-Merici and Saint Moise cap most cathedrals I know in Western Canada. Their gleaming spires seem to reach for the heavens. Local graveyards are definitely worth a pause. Lake Matapedia runs almost 25 kilometres from Sayabec to Amqui, the main town roughly half way along the 122 kilometre highway. Tractor dealers, chocolatiers and bakeries share the brightly coloured main street. The road follows the Matapedia River. Covered bridges like the 1909 pink Heppell Bridge are a source of pride here. Tiny Sainte-Florence is celebrating it’s 100th birthday with flags and streamers. Road crews build temporary access across the fast flowing

river before starting restoration work on the sagging covered bridge at Routhierville. Salmon fisherman fill riverside parking lots. I finally reach Matadepia at the head of Chaleur Bay, a worthy member of “The most beautiful bays in the world club.” On to Restigouche, now a missable blip were it not for the Parks Canada plaque marking a pivotal spot in Canada’s history. Here, the French fleet holed up in 1760, and blocked the neck of the bay with their sunken flagship. The British found a way through, scuttled the fleet and claimed all of North America for King and Country. What is an Acadian? Who are The Acadians that live here? In 1710, the British, who were constantly warring with the French, sailed into the Maritimes, took Acadia and renamed it Nova Scotia, much to the distress of 14,000 French settlers who were well-entrenched at the time. Forty-five years later these settlers, refusing to swear allegiance to the British crown, became a threat to British ambitions and were told to leave — “Le Grand Dérangement” in 1755. They fled to France, Louisiana, the Magdalene Islands. Others moved to Gaspé, joining Scottish shipbuilders and fishermen from Jersey, Spain and Britain. Fiddleplaying Irish immigrants, victims of the potato famine, started showing up in the mid 1800s attracted by the potential of rich red soil and the Catholic Church. With all the intermarrying that followed and the influence that Irish immigrants had on Acadian music, who can claim to be an Acadian? “Ah, mon ami,” said Jean-Luc Roy at the Acadian Museum in Bonaventure, along the coast apiece. “An Acadian is someone with roots in Acadia before Le Grand Dérangement.” “If a man by the Irish name of O’Donnell marries a Basque from the family of Gousman, he can still be an Acadian if his grandmother was an Arsenault from Acadia even if she married a good Jersey fisherman called Phelps.” I defer to the phone book. There are 400 Arsenaults in Bonaventure, a town of 2,000 inhabitants. Little wonder that one in seven Quebecois claim Acadian roots! I have passed through Pointe-a-la-Croix, Escuminiac and Nouvelle before reaching my goal — Carleton-sur-Mer. The church is built from Old Country bricks used for ballast in empty ships returning from Scotland. See La Virée page 34

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La Virée a fun fall festival for the locals

From page 33

The cultural centre is next door and a white marquee billows in the wind just behind. Bienvenue a La Virée. La Virée loosely translates as “The Joyride.” It is held between Oct 8 and 10, well after the last summer tourist has returned home. It is a fall interlude for the locals. In the marquee there is honey. Meade. Winter hats woven from wool shorn from local sheep. Hand crafted jewelry. Apple butter. Truffles. Sophie Lavoie and Fiachra O’Regan warm up the enthusiastic crowd with a fiddle and bagpipes. So what if they now live in Ireland. Entertainment and sandwiches are free tonight. Only beer and wine require cash. For three days I dance jigs and listen to toe-tapping stuff delivered by musicians from all over Quebec and beyond. There are storytellers. Jugglers. Acrobats. My favourite event is on the last day. Invitations have gone out to any and all musicians to come and play two tunes in front of a live audience in the little theatre.

If you go: In summer there are many ways to pack your day. Rent an ATV. A bicycle. A kayak. Climb a mountain. Follow the Lighthouse Trail. Chill out on miles of sandy beaches then take in a festival or two. Don’t forget to drive inland from Highway 132. In the fall just luxuriate in changing colours and follow the locals to fine restaurants and scrumptious bakeries. And of course take in La Virée. Excellent website: html Train: Add some real spice to your holiday. Via Rail departs three times per week on Wednesdays, Fridays, and Sundays from Montreal, and returns three times a week from Gaspé on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

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I watch them practice. From age to 8 to 80, each gets a tuneup with the long-suffering pianist. Old fiddlers encourage young ones. Grandfathers with grandsons. Then it’s show time. The MC treats each entry with equal attention. Two ladies supply accompaniment on the piano and guitar, gallantly trying to stay ahead of the performer. The audience loves it and so do I. Edwige Leblanc, a famous Acadian character in these parts, sits at the kitchen table of her cozy converted stable. A present from her father after a divorce left her homeless. She has heated up a large jar of nourishing soup made from spring vegetables. There are 100 Leblancs in the Carleton directory — “Ah, but only two people are named Edwige,” she announces proudly. She knits her eyebrows in thought. “La Virée is all about the community. Life is hard here now the cod have gone. To survive, people pull together,” she says. It is time to leave all that wondrous Acadian energy behind. I have driven the back roads to Maria at sunset and watched the freshly cut stalks turn orange. I have passed a controversial wind farm on my way to the top of Mount Saint-Joseph then looked down at the little town and the cresting waves through an early swirling snowstorm. I have learned that Gaspésies, like Newfoundlanders, must often look elsewhere for work or wait out the time between tourist seasons. Despite my lack of French, I have been generously welcomed into this free-spirited, creative community and I feel lucky to have visited yet another unique corner of this amazing country.



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STEPHANIE La Portal reaches the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro and raises $6,400 for Care Canada.

CALLUM (left), Morag, Kalayna, Tavish and Bryce Kelpin take an elephant ride at Khao Sok Park in Southern Thailand.

EIGHT North Shore families celebrate at the St. Patrick’s Day parade in Waikiki. Back: Brody Lewis, Tom Le Blanc, Graham Carpenter, Olivia Okano, Lucas Okano, Jaedon Chase, Sophie Weber. Middle: Ryan Lewis, Summer Sprenger, MeghanChase,HeatherRattray,MichaelRattray. Front: Joey Le Blanc and Saylor Sprenger.

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DONNA Drynan at Yala National Park on a recent trip to Sri Lanka


DANIELLE, Chris, Madaline and Keaton Pistilli enjoy a family vacation in Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

MARIE (top centre) and Charlotte Auspecle (bottom centre) visit Jean-Charles and Sylvie Doyen at the Verrerie du Prieure in Saint-Germain, France.


PURSUANT to Section 254 of the Community Charter and Section 405(1) of the Local Government Act, notice is hereby given that as of September 26, 2011, the following properties will be subject to Tax Sale unless the Delinquent Taxes together with interest are sooner paid. The 2011 Tax Sale will be held in the Council Chamber of the City of North Vancouver, 141 West 14th Street at 10:00 a.m. on Monday, September 26, 2011. LIST SUBJECT TO ALTERATION citycouncil LOT









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NOTICE TO ALL PURCHASERS Purchasers of tax sale properties should be aware that they will NOT have the right to receive title or possession until after one year following the date of the tax sale. During this period, the registered owner of the property has the right to redeem the property from the sale thus cancelling the sale. Properties sold at Tax Sale are subject to Property Purchase Tax. In the case of all properties it is the buyer’s responsibility to satisfy him/herself regarding the condition/potential of the property. FOR MORE INFORMATION please contact the Tax Department at 604-983-7316 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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Vancouver Society of Storytelling: NorthShore“Cric Crac” storytelling evenings the first Sunday of each month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $8/$6, includes tea and cookies.

Corner: Practice and improve your English language skills, Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. at the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Free. Drop-ins welcome. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621.

Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9883712.

Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time.

Canadian Federation of University Women — West VancouverBranch:TheCFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604925-8445 or www.cfuwnvwv.

Gospel Choir at Mount Seymour United: Feel the passion and power of gospel music. All voices are welcome and music reading is not required. The choir sings at worship on the Sunday following the practice. Practices are usually the fourth Thursday of the month at 7:30 p.m. Check the website for dates. Located at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. For more information go to www.

Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.

Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604982-8311.



Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:159:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: www. Israeli Dance: Every Monday, beginners 6:15-7:15 p.m., intermediates and open dancing, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Fee: $6 per class. Info: 604-568-4771. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to For our online listings, go to www. • • •

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Dr. L comes to town

NOT that we need more reasons to drink Riesling, but last week’s visit by Ernie Loosen (“Dr. L.”) provided more reminders as to why this really is the most versatile and glorious of grapes.

He had us wondering, yet again, why Riesling’s rise to the major leagues of popular wine drinking continues to be so arduous. Loosen is a veritable wealth of knowledge, both viticultural and anthropological. These days he’s a winemaker with each foot planted firmly in the old and new worlds, collaborating to make Eroica with Chateau Ste. Michelle in Washington State; and now in partnership with Oregon Pinot Noir specialist J. Christopher. We’d have a tough time not buying any of the wines the Doctor poured, starting out with the lead-off, deliciously dry 2010 Pinot Gris from Villa Wolf (Pfalz), with its green apple citrus and lime notes

Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

wrapped in subtle viscosity. When Riesling does eventually become an everyday choice, it will be thanks in great part to the ubiquitous Dr. L, the entry level Riesling (labeled as such because Germany’s strict rules do not allow the use of an estate name for a wine that uses purchased (i.e. not estategrown) grapes — something that we in B.C. haven’t quite yet figured out. The mainstay Dr. L 2010 is a traditional, classic “Qualitatswein” Moselgrown, 100 per cent Riesling that usually tends towards

more off-dry. But this vintage is in a noticeably drier style with generous green apple and mineral notes balanced by firm acidity that counters the natural sugars. The 2010 vintage was “a complete contradiction” that comes along only once in a while, says Loosen; BCLS $18.99. Well worth the few extra dollars, lively and Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Kabinett 2009, from the Sundial vineyard’s blue slate soils, rewards with a steely, mineral streak, lifted green apple, citrus and stone-fruit with a touch of clove spice; BCLS $25.99. By contrast, Dr. Loosen Urziger Würzgarten Kabinett 2009 which comes from the Würzgarten (meaning spice garden) vineyard’s steep, red slate volcanic soils, sports dominant tropical tones of peach and pineapple with spice notes in the finish. and a touch of clove in the end.; BCLS $25.99. Serious Riesling won’t want to miss the evolving Dr. Loosen Wehlener Sonnenuhr Spätlese ’09, with its pronounced petrol

notes (although he prefers the German term “firner”, says Loosen, who relates it more to hot vintages and short hangtime), seductively viscous palate with clean ripe stonefruit and minerality; BCLS $35.99. Maybe it was only a matter of time, but the remarkable success of Dr. L, not surprisingly, has spawned a Dr. L Sparkler. This just arrived in Canada, easy sipping bubble in classic Sekt style offers lively mousse, fresh apple notes and natural fresh fruit-forward style. A pretty smart package too; BCLS $18.99. ■■■ Grab a last minute ticket for this Thursday’s ChefmeetsGrape — the seventh annual extravaganza that is the year’s largest tasting of B.C. VQA wines, with 75 wineries pouring some 250 fall releases, paired with plates from 12 Ocean Wise restaurants, 7-9 p.m., Sept. 22, Vancouver Convention Centre West. Ten per cent proceeds to Vancouver Aquarium’s Ocean Wise program. $85 (plus HST & handling), through or from 604684-2787.

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options for volunteers 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.

Event day ambassador: This position requires a social person who would like to visit schools

on event day. Tasks may include: taking pictures; mingling with the students, parents and teachers; running a jump station; helping out with snacks and drinks and possibly giving a short thank you on behalf of the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Gallery aide: Presentation House Gallery is looking for a volunteer to help out in the picture gallery by taking admission tickets, selling photography related items in the shop. This is a perfect position for a reader, student, knitter or somebody who wants some quiet time on a regular weekly basis.

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Show and shine NICOLE Shandler (left), Rylie Clasper, Liz Neal and Mary Younker check out the hot rods at Churchill House Retirement Community’s recent American Graffiti Show & Shine. Proceeds of the event, which included live music and a barbecue, will benefit seniors programs offered through North Shore Community Resources.

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A dog licence isn’t optional

ONE of the many responsibilities of dog ownership requires that the dog have a dog license.

It is a bylaw in every municipality in pretty much every major metropolitan area in North America. The No. 1 reason that dogs are required to be licensed is that it allows the local municipality to keep track of your dog, sort of like Big Brother looking out for you. If your dog was to ever go missing the local shelter would have the dog’s information on file which would, in theory, allow the dog and owner to reunite that much sooner if the dog is picked up by the shelter while out on the loose. Dogs get separated from their owners or their home for many reasons. A gate to a backyard may not have been closed properly, a front door left open while groceries brought in the house, the dog may have been spooked while out on a walk or simple neglect by a careless owner allowing the dog to wander through the neighborhood unattended. In any case, a dog that is

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picked up for being at large without a license is subject to a fairly hefty fine. But a dog license should not be the only form of identification for your dog. ID tags purchased at local pet stores can be attached to a dog’s collar, stating the dog’s name and the phone number of the owner. These are by far the most popular and very helpful if a dog ever gets lost as it displays immediate contact information which allows the dog to hopefully be reunited with the owner — by a good samaritan who has found the dog — without having to go through the local shelter. This can be an unexpected blessing because after having your dog escape

from the yard or run off after being spooked on a walk, having to fork out a “dog at large” fine to get him or her back from the shelter can be a costly lesson. Tattoos, usually placed within a dog’s ear during their spay or neuter, also help identify a dog. The tattoo is recorded along with the owner’s information at the veterinarian clinic that did the spay/neuter operation. The bonus of a tattoo is that if your dog was to ever go missing without its collar it would still be able to be identified and united with its owner once the information is received from the veterinary clinic. If the dog changes owner the information at the clinic should be updated to ensure a speedy return to the rightful owner. Microchips are a popular form of identification as they cannot fade like tattoos can, and they can’t be lost like ID tags on a collar can. Micro chips are a small chip — about the size of a grain of rice — that contains the dog’s information. It is implanted just below the dog’s skin usually between the shoulder blades and is undetectable to the touch. A scanner is used to

read the microchip. The only down side to this method of identification is that not all shelters carry scanners, but most vet clinics do. But to be clear: a tattoo or microchip are additional forms of identification. They don’t get you out of the fine if you do not have a proper licence. Regardless of whether you find these other forms of identification more valuable or not, the simple facts about whether you should or shouldn’t license your dog are this: fines for not licensing your dog are more than $100 — the licence itself is considerably less per year. Money collected from dog licenses helps to maintain the many dog parks and designated dog trails on the North Shore. It also assists in the upkeep of the local animal shelters that house dogs that are lost or ones that are looking for new homes. Maintaining a proper facility that cares for dogs who are “between owners” is a costly venture. Think about that if you are reconsidering the decision to purchase a dog license this year.

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Splish splash WEST Vancouver SPCA staff members Ashley Lane (left) and Lindsay McCrone prepare Golden the Golden Retriever for a bath. A fundraising dog wash at the West Vancouver location will take place Sunday Sept. 25th from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. rain or shine. Minimum donation is $20 per wash. All proceeds go towards helping care for shelter animals.

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Free family movies at the library THE family film night series at the Lynn Valley Main Library is hoping to reel in movie lovers this fall with familyfriendly cinema on Tuesday evenings. The series, which opens with Tangled on Sept. 20, is slated to screen in the community meeting room at the Lynn Valley Main Library. Parents hoping to give their children a dose of Shakespeare that goes light on the tragedy can check out Gnomeo and Juliet on Oct. 4. On Oct. 18, Steve Carell gives his voice to an animated criminal mastermind in Despicable Me. For those who can’t get enough of Woody and Buzz, the library is screening Toy Story 3 on Nov. 1. On Nov. 15, the saga of Lightning McQueen is on full display in Cars 2. The movies are free, but registration with the library is required. All shows are scheduled to begin at 6:30 p.m. To register, call 604-984-0286, ext. 8144.

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Crafty affair AIDAN Lam gets crafty at Parkgate Family Day held at Parkgate Community Centre and Plaza. Live music and entertainment, games, food, face painting, the Flow Show extreme mountain biking demonstration and a craft market were all part of the festivities.

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Calling all North Vancouver women YOU ARE INVITED TO WRITE YOUR MOTHER’S STORY Mothership Stories Society is pleased to partner with Presentation House Theatre to present this unique campaign to record and share the untold stories of the mothers of North Vancouver residents. In March 2012 Presentation House Theatre will present a selection of the stories woven into a professional theatre experience. The recipe for writing is simple: Write your mother’s story from beginning to end – where she was born, to whom, and what happened next, including all the major events of her life – and remember, you are just a footnote. The story can be no more than 2000 words long.

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Heroes of 2010 make B.C. Hall of Fame

NORTH Shore athletes Maëlle Ricker and Lauren Woolstencroft were both inducted into the British Columbia Sports Hall of Fame on Tuesday.

by about mid-November. It’s kind of tough to put a smiley face on that but we worked hard.” It might take a while for the team to come together — more than half the players are new this season — but when they do they should blow away their 6-364 record from last year, said Kinninmont. “I’m very, very optimistic about the season,” he said. “I don’t want to sit here and say we’re going to make the playoffs — I don’t want to set the bar so low. I’m a competitive guy, I think the team can compete for the division and I want to make a long run in the playoffs. I want the North Shore to see our breakout year and win a couple of rounds in the playoffs and surprise a lot of people.” North Vancouver’s Bryden Luscombe,

Ricker, a West Vancouver native, famously won Olympic gold on Cypress Mountain in her hometown last year, becoming the first Canadian woman to win an Olympic gold medal on home soil. Ricker was surprised to receive the award Hall of Fame call, considering she’s still competing at the top of her game in international snowboardcross. “Obviously, I’m very honoured, but my first thought was, ‘I’m not done yet,’” Ricker, laughing, told Postmedia News. “I’m still going. What’s this all about? Do people think I’ve stopped?” Woolstencroft, on the other hand, did retire from competitive sport after winning five gold medals in Paralympic alpine skiing last year in Whistler. In three Paralympic Games from 2002 to 2010 the Calgary native and North Vancouver resident racked up a total of eight gold medals, one silver and one bronze. Ricker and Woolstencroft were joined by fellow 2010 heroes Roberto Luongo, Scott Niedermayer, Duncan Keith, Brent Seabrook and Shea Weber of the Canadian Olympic gold medal men’s

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BRYDEN Luscombe (left) of the North Van Wolf Pack takes a draw in an exhibition game against Abbottsford Sept. 10. The puck drops on the Wolf Pack’s first season in North Vancouver Saturday at Harry Jerome Arena.

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THE distance from Squamish to North Vancouver is not very far in our age of modern transportation but the organizers of the Wolf Pack Junior B hockey team are hoping there’s a world of difference for their club. Known as the Squamish Wolf Pack for their first three seasons in the Pacific International Junior Hockey League, the team made the trip down Highway 99 this season and set up shop in Harry Jerome Arena, becoming the North Van Wolf Pack and bringing junior hockey to the North Shore for the first time since 1981. Their last season in Squamish was a

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New North Van Jr. B team starts season Saturday struggle in a number ways — recruiting was tough, fans and sponsors were scarce, the arena had issues, the team lost all the time — but when the puck drops on their new season next Saturday night at Harry Jerome, the Wolf Pack will be looking to make the North Shore proud. “It’s really been rejuvenating,” assistant general manager and coach Phil Kinninmont said of the move. “Last year was kind of a ‘just get through the year, grin and bear it’ kind of year. . . . Unfortunately we were out of the playoffs

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Team hopes tough results left behind From page 43

an Argyle grad, was there for last season’s drubbings. “I’ve never experienced anything like that,” he said. “I think in one stretch we lost 16 games in a row. It was painful, but I developed a lot, got a lot better.” He’s back this year and expected to be one of the veteran leaders as one of the few 19-year-olds on the team. He’s had a new outlook on this season ever since he heard that the team was moving to North Van. “I was ecstatic, really excited to come home. There’ll be a lot more people following the team here and better quality of hockey. Last year we just couldn’t get the talent to come and play.” Defenceman Christian Stephenson, a native of Burbank, Calif., is one of the new players who chose to come to North Van. Last season he helped the Peninsula Panthers of the Vancouver Island Junior Hockey League win a provincial championship. The Panthers were looking to trade him and Stephenson asked to be sent to North Van. “The team’s going to be good,” he said, adding that he was excited to come into a new environment and help the team build something on the North Shore. “If we could get a lot of fans that’d be great. . . . It would be awesome just to get the whole town into it.” Fans that do come out and watch might be surprised by what they see, according to left winger Garrett Woodside, a 19-yearold hockey nomad from Crescent Beach who has played for junior teams across Canada. It’s not the stereotypical brawling, mauling junior hockey of years gone by. “(Fans) will see a high tempo, should be physical game,” he said. “The occasional fight and lots of scoring. It’s overall pretty good hockey.” Last season a Junior A team in New Brunswick signed Woodside up and wanted him to be the team’s fighter but he soon soured on that plan. He finished the season in Squamish and is loving what he’s seen so far this year. “People want to play here. It’s not just kind of a backup — people want to come here,” he said, adding that he plans to be a scorer, not a fighter, with the Wolf Pack this year. “Nothing about it is the same as last year. The only thing that’s similar is the team name. It should be good, I’m pretty excited.” Kinninmont and head coach and GM Matt Samson are both North Shore natives and the thought of bringing the Wolf Pack home has been in the back of their minds ever since they started the team, said Kinninmont. Now that they’re here they’re looking to set down roots and make connections with community

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

Field work

GABBAR Singh (right) of the Canadian national field hockey team does some nifty work as Australia’s Jake Stacy defends during an exhibition match Tuesday at the new Rutledge Field in West Vancouver. The two teams played a five-game series at Rutledge with Australia earning a sweep. More photos: volunteers, partners and, most of all, fans. “The more the merrier,” said Kinninmont. “We want to build something that the North Shore can be proud of. “We’re hoping to get good energy and fill up the rink and just have people enjoy themselves on a Saturday night and come out and support the team.” ••• The Wolf Pack begin regular season play Saturday, Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. at Harry Jerome Arena against the Mission Icebreakers. Game day tickets are $8 for adults, $5 for seniors and students. Season tickets and value packs are available online. For more information visit

Woolstencroft, Ricker part of illustrious HOF class

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BREMNER - Pauline Marie Peacefully on September 12, 2011 at Inglewood Care Centre, Pauline Bremner (ne´e Delorme) slipped away from this world. She will be sadly missed by her son Larry, daughter Darlene, grandson Jordan, sisters Helen and Gaby, brother George, daughter-in-law Linda and son-inlaw Martin. Pauline was predeceased by her beloved husband Ken in 2000 and, in 2010, by her good friend Frank. Pauline was born in Montreal in 1920, moving to Saskatchewan as a young girl. She met Kenneth Bremner in Prince Albert after he returned from overseas service in World War II. They married in 1946 and were together for over 50 years, moving to the North Shore in 1970. After Ken’s death Pauline moved into Summerhill Retirement Residence where she made many new friends. Pauline was charming, outgoing and enjoyed interacting with people. She was a devout Catholic and a loving mother and grandmother, modeling toughness, courage, common sense, insightfulness, and a passion for life. We shall miss her. The family would like to express their thanks to the committed and compassionate staff at Inglewood Care Centre where she spent the last few months of her life. Cremation has taken place. A memorial service will be held for family and close friends at a later time. Anyone wishing to honour Pauline’s life may do so by contributing to Heart and Stroke Foundation.

Foltz, Arthur Harold April 25, 1932-Sept 13, 2011 Arthur Foltz passed away on September 13, 2011 surrounded by his family in Vancouver B.C. He is survived by his beloved wife Kathleen and two daughters Jo-Anne Taylor (John) and Valerie McKivore (Dan) five grandchildren, two sisters one brother in law, one sister in law and several nieces and nephews. Service will be held Wednesday September 21, 2011 at St. Agnes Anglican Church at 530 E 12th Street North Vancouver at one pm. Reception to follow at Royal Canadian Legion #114 1630 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver B.C. In lieu of flowers donations in his name would be appreciated to Canada Diabetes Society or charity of your choice.

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CROWTHER, BETTY YVONNE JUNE 21 1910 - SEPT 4 2011 Betty Crowther died peacefully at the age of 101, having led a full life with many achievements. Betty was born in Edmonton, Alberta and was the only child of Nancy and Edmund Chamberlain. Following a short return to England, Betty and her parents settled in Victoria. While at school Betty had a particular focus on dance, which she studied in Victoria, Seattle, London and Paris. During 1928 Betty opened her own dance studio in Vancouver called Betty Cavendish -highlights during 1936-37 included taking part in Vancouver's 1936 Jubilee celebrations, arranging and dancing in Brockton Point grandstand shows. In 1942 Betty joined the W.R.C.N.S. and was discharged in 1945 with the rank of Lieutenant. In 1951 Betty rejoined the Navy and served in a variety of locations until 1954. After joining the Wren Association, she went on to serve 4 terms as president starting in 1948 - believed to have been its oldest living past president. Betty had a lifetime enjoyment of travel, which she continued after retirement.

RYAN, Sharon 1953 - 2011 Sharon's final performance ended suddenly on Aug 29 @ RCH. With her wings in full span, she has transferred her talent and beauty to another place. She is finally at peace & will be forever loved & missed dearly by all her friends, her family in UK and New Zealand, and her beloved cat, Minit. Sharon was predeceased by her loving Mother, Rene (nee Horton), Father, Robert Lonergan & best friend, Helen. Sharon immigrated to Canada in 1987 from England & in 1989 became a cofounder of RNB Dance & Theatre Arts in North Van. She gained much respect from the Arts community, and helped transform and develop the artistry of dance to her young students. She will forever hold a special place in the hearts of those RNB students, parents & staff aswell as many others. Her last curtain call will be held at the RNB Dance Studios (3355 Mtn Hwy, North Van) on Sunday, Oct 2 @ 2pm. In lieu of flowers, please contribute to your local SPCA or the Sharon Ryan Memorial Fund @ RNB.

Among Betty's volunteer and community activities were the group known as Special Services for Seniors where she was a volunteer driver for 20 years, and then an Honorary President in latter years. She was also active on the committee that worked toward the reality that is now the West Vancouver Seniors'Centre - then participated in many roles at the Centre and only discontinued being a greeter in 2009. Betty will be missed by family and friends including Barbara and Roy Holloway, Therese Bryan, Maureen Storrie, Eva Aduna, and Marguerite Hopkins. By request, there will be no service. Friends who wish to express their love in a tangible way may do so by means of a gift to The Arthritis Society, British Columbia and Yukon Division at #200, 1645 West 7th Avenue, Vancouver, BC V6J 1S4.

ZENTEK, MARY August 22, 1929 - June 23, 2011 ZENTEK, Mary Jaclyn (Hammond). Born in Mara Township, Ont. Mary passed away peacefully on Thursday, June 23rd with family by her side at Sunrise Retirement Home in North Vancouver. She is survived by her husband Harry, brother Donald, as well as several nieces and nephews. She will be greatly missed by her many friends from her years in the Advertising field in Toronto and her years of service for the Vancouver Art Gallery. Mary had an enormous passion for music, art, and friendship. Friends and family are invited to attend a Memorial Service on Friday, September 30th at 2:00 pm at St. David's United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please send donations to the Parkinson Society BC.

SHUGG - Robert Gordon Nov. 11, 1948 – Sept.13, 2011 It is with extreme sadness that the family of Rob Shugg announce his unexpected death. He is survived by his wife, Karen (nee Tilley), daughter Jenn, son David, father Gordon, sister Pam (Rick) Killam, brother Glenn (Carmel), sister-in-law Jennifer Davidson, and a wonderful extended network of family and friends. Rob grew up in North Vancouver and graduated UBC with a B.Sc.Hon. in Geophysics. His entire career was spent in the oil industry, with Mobil Oil, Poco Petroleums, Burlington Resources, and most recently Conoco Phillips. He was passionate about all things in life. He loved ocean sailing in a good wind, and the feel of powder snow under his skis. For over 20 years Rob was an active member of the Canadian Ski Patrol System, and coordinated their involvement in the 1988 Olympics. He was diagnosed with Multiple Sclerosis in his mid-twenties, and for the remainder of his life he faced the challenges of this disease without complaint. He had a zest for life and a devoted interest in scientific research, whether for the treatment of MS or for innovative ways to look at petroleum exploration. Rob always maintained a positive outlook, and was inspirational in his proactive, self-disciplined approach to living. A part of him will be with us forever. Funeral Services will be held at McINNIS & HOLLOWAY’S Park Memorial Chapel (5008 Elbow Drive S.W., Calgary, AB) on Friday, September 23, 2011 at 2:30 p.m. Forward condolences through If friends wish, donations may be made to Direct-MS at 5119 Brockington Rd. NW, Calgary, AB T2L 1R7. In living memory of Robert Shugg, a tree will be planted at Fish Creek Provincial Park by McINNIS & HOLLOWAY FUNERAL HOMES Park Memorial Chapel, 5008 Elbow Drive S.W. Calgary, AB Telephone: 1-800-661-1599.

TUCKER, OWEN KYLE June 17, 1990OWEN − Sept.KYLE 12, 2011 TUCKER, After a 17, courageous lifetime battle June 1990 − Sept. 12, 2011 with mental illness, it is with great After a courageous lifetime battle sadness that we announce the with mental illness, it is with great passing of our dear son, brother sadness that we announce the and grandson, Owen. In addition passing of our dear son, brother to hisgrandson, family andOwen. friends,Inhe will be and addition sorely missed his extended to his family andby friends, he will be family health sorely within missedthe by mental his extended team his companions The familyand within the mental at health Goodman House, where at Owen team and his companions The resided for the past 6 months. Goodman House, where Owen Although lived 6 amonths. life of resided forOwen the past isolation characterized Although Owen lived a life by of depression, he found great isolation characterized by comfort with his Bromley, depression, he dog found great hiking shore trails, comfort the withnorth his dog Bromley, golfing, spending the hiking the north time shore attrails, family listening music, golfing,cabin, spending timeto at the watching movies and best of all, family cabin, listening to music, beating anyone at and a good game of watching movies best of all, crib. Owen was a natural athlete, beating anyone at a good game of with soccer and track meets crib. Owen was a natural athlete, consuming his meets early with soccer most and of track years. If notmost on the field,early he consuming of his carved whatever he field, could on years. up If not on the he the mountains and lakes… and carved up whatever he could on for little downand time he was a the amountains lakes… and familiar sight cruising our was north for a little down time he a shore his long familiarhills sightoncruising ourboard. north Owen survived his board. loving shore is hills on hisbylong and supportive parents Deborah Owen is survived by his loving and Burke andparents brother Reid, and supportive Deborah grandparents Marion and Burke and brotherTucker, Reid, (predeceased by grandfather, grandparents Marion Tucker, Hugh Tucker), by Loisgrandfather, and Ernie (predeceased Maguire, unclesLois Bruce, Hugh Tucker), and Scott, Ernie Spike anduncles aunts,Bruce Janet and and Scott Julie Maguire, along with his many cousins. In and aunts Janet and Julie along lieu of flowers, donations can with his many cousins. In lieu be of made to a trust fund that will be flowers, donations can be made set the fund next that week at be theset Bank to aup trust will up of (Edgemont in theMontreal next week at theVillage) Bank of Owen’s to support local Montrealname (Edgemont Village) in mental to Owen’s health name organizations to support local promote awareness and to mental health organizations to reduce stigma. If you promotetheawareness and are to interested contributing please reduce thein stigma. If you are email we interested in contributing and please will you the and trust email forward we information whenyou it is finalized. A will forward the trust celebration of Owen’s life will information when it is A held on Sunday, September 25be at celebration of Owen’s life will 2:00 United Church, held at onHighlands Sunday, September 25 at 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North 2:00 at Highlands United Church, Vancouver. A reception will follow 3255 Edgemont Boulevard, North immediately after the service. Vancouver. A reception will follow immediately after the service.


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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT AUTOMOTIVE SALES CARTER GM In the North Shore has a rare opportunity for

DIE CAST CAR MODELS misc. 1/18’’. Golf Clubs, left hand $75. 604-986-7038

MOVING DEEPFREEZER, shelving, cell phones, digital cameras, tv’s, Call 604-971-0219


HUDSON BAY RailwayCompany(HBR), owns and operates over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is seeking candidates who have the knowledge and desire to work out of Northern Manitoba. • Superintendent of Track • Track Supervisors(5) Additional details at Send resume to or fax 866-448-9259

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AUTOMOTIVE INVENTORY SALE West Van Shell 1305 Marine Drive. We are having a going out of business SALE! Selling off all automotive accesories, misc tools, ice chest, firelogs, ice melter, office furniture, etc. Please come by Mon to Fri - 9am to 3pm.

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Condos/ Townhouses


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Cancer June 21-July 22: The paperwork rush continues. Errands, trips and casual acquaintances keep you busy through Thursday.After this, you enter a month of relative rest, of comfy home, kids, gardening … the pace will slow. Be cautious Sunday/Monday: your energy and luck are low, and a subtle but deep disagreement, dislike or other problem exists. (Could simply be that your love of home, security, interferes with a relationship opening or other opportunity.) Your energy and charisma surge back noon Tuesday to Thursday: tackle small things. Chase money Friday/ Saturday. Buy hi-tech Thursday night. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Continue to chase money Sunday to Thursday. A new phase begins Friday, bringing a month of talk, travel, paperwork, casual acquaintances – and a friendly romance, if you’re single. Your magnetism, determination and ethical, cultural awareness grow now through Nov. 10 – you might have to sand some rough edges off your personality. Your hopes and popularity rise nicely Sunday/Monday. Be cautious Sunday in using tools to decorate anything, and in what you say to coworkers. Your energy falls midweek, but soars back Thursday night onward – you could meet a sparkling friend or idea! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your energy, effectiveness and luck remain high, so tackle important projects. Be ambitious Sunday to 9:30 a.m. Tuesday. This last morning could bring a great agreement – or solution to past disagreement – with your spouse or at the workplace. Beware money talk or a financial gamble Sunday. Your optimism, popularity rise midweek, but “reality barriers” remain: be patient. Thursday night begins a month of money, and it starts with a great work idea or opportunity, or a “financial friendship” – a good one! It will pay off for six weeks. Your work scene faces big changes.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A lot of work remains, but by Thursday night it will all be over – a little lingering bit, but mostly over – and a major month of relationships, new horizons, agreements, negotiations – and opposition – begins. Be careful Sunday – someone does not agree with you at all, whether they show it or not. (Or, someone does agree with you, even wants you as a partner, but his/her “home concerns” will kibosh it.) You’re busy. Six weeks of home-related anger/intensity ends; six weeks of romantic or creative urges begins. But settle into home midweek: heal, rest. Romance is real, later! Taurus April 20-May 20: It’s your last week of romance, adventure, creativity, life’s beauty, risk and speculation. Be careful Sunday: do nothing unethical or unwise, in love or anywhere. Don’t listen to someone who urges you on. This night also begins six weeks of potential domestic strife. Direct your energy into repairs, studies, research, government dealings, rather than squabble. (If you start these after supper Thursday, all will be well home-wise for the duration!) Otherwise, Sunday to dawn Tuesday is splendid for chasing money. Midweek’s for travel, communication, paperwork, reading, details. Gemini May 21-June 20: You’re still bound to home, children through Thursday. Use these days to garden, repair, contemplate and soak up nature.You’ll feel restless, as a six-week period of speedy travel, communications and casual friendships begins now. Your magnetism glows Sunday/Monday, but a love or pleasure notion needs caution. Buy/sell, chase money midweek. By Friday, you’ll be ready to charge into romance, beauty, creativity, pleasure, joys with kids, speculations and risk. You’ll have a hot hand at the poker table. A good but unpredictable friend might woo, flirt! But that’s Friday onward.

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604-986-8515 ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: These are your last five days of lowered energy – your energy, charisma, clout and effectiveness begin rising swiftly Friday onward (into late October). Even earlier (Sunday night) your popularity begins to rise, for a six-week flight! This popularity streak brings great new opportunities, including life-mate prospects to singles, and practical partnership prospects to married folk. You are in a year (until June 2012) of superb financial, investment, intimate and sexual luck. This blesses financial partnerships, but could offer temptation in love – be honest, open, moral. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Five days of fun, flirtation and popularity remain, but life is beginning to grow more serious. The six weeks ahead emphasize hard work in your career field (rather than, say, at home) (if you stay at home all the time, that IS your career). These weeks, higher-ups and authorities can be impatient, temperamental, so be diplomatic, good-natured. (Thursday to Saturday, your career luck soars!) Friday begins four weeks of quietude, contemplation, management and administrative dealings. Be charitable, kind. Sunday/Monday are sexy, but chase no one Sunday. Wisdom, love midweek. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Remain ambitious for five more days. Friday starts a month of popularity, flirtations, social joys, entertainment, group affairs (from parties to conventions to politics), optimism and wish fulfillment. Sunday also begins a six-week period of “blessed love.” You might formalize a partnership (e.g., wed or sign business papers) fall in love, travel to a foreign country, attend school, start a publishing enterprise, etc. One caution: avoid legal hassles. Relationships come front and centre Sunday/Monday, but someone new can be a “sex trap,” or harm your finances – say “no.”

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Sept. 18 - 24, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A gentle, understanding mood continues to flow over you. But Friday brings a new injection of ambition that will have you striving upward ceaselessly for a few weeks. Even before Friday, you spend this week curling into deeper thoughts about money and how to increase it, about the structures underlying appearances and how to use them. (Great ideas here late week!) The six weeks ahead will increase your impetuousness in investing, and will heighten your sexual urges, so be careful (but not afraid!). Tackle chores Sunday (avoid struggles with a “gracious” higher-up) and Monday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Mystery begins to dissipate – you enter a month of understanding and wider vision Friday. Until then, deal with research, detective work, finances, health and intimate urges. Sunday/Monday are romantic, but a legal matter or a love wish will not benefit you Sunday – proceed cautiously. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday night to Saturday brings exciting meetings, good friends and launches a month of wisdom, gentle love, far travel, legal and intellectual affairs, religion and higher learning. Sunday starts six weeks of intense relations: friendship could become love – or enmity. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Relationships and opportunities continue – so does the need for diplomacy. Spend most of Sunday/Monday at home, or in nature. Relax, sleep, deal with children, garden. Sunday might bring a secret liaison into the open, or put a temptation in your path that would prevent one of your fondest wishes from coming true – proceed cautiously. Romance, beauty and pleasure call midweek. Thursday night to Saturday brings chores and mild health concerns/duties – a great money idea/ opportunity exists – chase employment. Friday begins a month of secrets, urges, finances, lifestyle changes. • Reading: 416-686-5014

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Collectibles & Classics


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks


Sports & Imports


1957 VW BEETLE, Canadian standard, Mint, appraised/issured $17,500. Polar siver, Matching #’s, orig. interior, Award winner, $15,500. Steve @ 778-238-2642

2008 F-150 XLT Supercrew 4x4 BCAA inspected $23,980. 59,800k’s 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included.



2010 Subaru Impreza Sport

Blue, AWD, alloys, hatchback, sunroof, keyless entry, heated seats.



2001 SAFARI Van, auto, great shape, 8 passenger, 156 K, burgundy, $5000. Ben 604-852-4790

2010 Honda Pilot EX-L

Grey, AWD, alloys, sunroof, Bluetooth, pwr group, heated leather seats. $38,995


1994 RV 30ft Pinnacle 37K, many options, great cond. queen bed, 1 owner, $17,900, 604-922-8814 2008 DODGE Grand Caravan SE BCAA inspected $15,480 50,700 km’s 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

• 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.




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2009 TOYOTA Tacoma, auto, access cab, 18 K, a/c, pwr opt., $21,500 obo. 604-929-5583


Sports & Imports


Green, alloys, sunroof, a/c, tinted glass, AWD, leather heated seats, Navigation. $27,995

CRV, Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.

2009 Toyota Yaris

LIKE NEW 2007 28RK Wildcat 5th wheel, a/c, solar panel, water filtration, sound system, fantastic fan, rear ladder , outside shower. $19900. 604 864-8126

Grey, a/c, auto, CD, 2dr. $11,888

2008 Mercedes Benz C230

Silver, alloys, security, leather heated seats, pwr group, Steptronic.


Yellow, alloys, manual, leather, security, keyless entry, pwr group.

Maroon, alloys, sunroof, keyless entry, heated leather seats, pwr group, 4cyl, a/c. $21,888

2007 Acura RDX

Black, 4WD, 18” wheels, sunroof, Bluetooth, premium sound, leather, loaded. $26,888

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2007 Nissan Pathfinder LE

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1989 JEEP CHEROKEE, many new parts, tires, battery, etc, in exc cond. $2400, 604-346-3879.

Grey, alloys, leather, pwr group, roof rack, running boards, sunroof, DVD, Navigation. $26,995

2006 VW Golf GLS 2007 MINI Cooper red convertible, $20,500 obo 1 owner, 29,000 k, immac 604-836-0809 7 - cars below $4850.

1397 Welch, North Van 604.727.3111


Black, hatchback, keyless entry, sunroof, pwr group, auto.


NORTH SHORE KIA 725 Marine Dr. North Vancouver 604-983-2378

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2006 F-150XLT Supercrew 4X4 BCAA inspected $18,960 81200 kms 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Mobile Auto Detailers

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604-202-2988 2005 Toyota Corolla S Excellent Condition, automatic transmission, ABS brakes, fully loaded, power sun roof, spoiler, 101000 kms, one owner. $10,500. (604) 617-8606

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‘08 Potiac Montana SV6, Leather, ‘06 Mercury Grand Marquis Ltd., ‘10 Mercedes Benz GL350, #1EX0262A $13,880 Fully equipped, #P9103A $12,660 loaded, #P9195 $59,990

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‘08 Honda Civic Si, 4 cyl, 5spd, m/roof, 32K, #1R6043A $18,960

‘08 Ford Ranger, S/Cab, 4x4, 6cyl, 5spd, air, #1F3802A $14,990 GA $3 S 00 CA RD

GA $3 S 00 CA RD

‘06 Honda Civic DX, 4 cyl, auto, #1ES7780A $11,880

‘11 Ford Focus SES, auto, leather, ‘08 Lincoln Navigator, leather, m/roof, nav, #1EP2885A $29,990 m/roof, #P9176 $18,330 GA $3 S 00 CA RD

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‘10 Ford Fusion SEL, AWD, #P9161 $21,990

‘10 Ford Flex Ltd., AWD, DVD, headrest, #P9153 $31,660

‘11 Mustang GT Convert., V8, only 8,000kms, #P9122 $34,990

‘11 Lincoln Navigator, NAV, DVD, ‘08 Ford Taurus X, AWD, SEL, headrest, p/boards, #P9179 $57,990 leather, #P9183 $19,990 GA $3 S 00 CA RD

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‘10 Ford Explorer Ltd, V8, nav sys, ‘11 E250 Cargo Van, V8, bulk moon roof, #P9140 $36,660 head, 8,400kms, #P9182 $23,990

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‘10 Ford Escape Limited, leather, ‘08 F150 S/Crew 4x4, XTR Pkg, rev ‘11 Ford Edge SEL, AWD, SYNC, stepbar, #P9125 $25,990 sensor, trailer tow, #P9156 $22,880 #P9104 $25,990

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‘06 Mazda B4000, 4x4, Xtra Cab, auto, #2M7536C $13,990

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2008 Mini Cooper S

2008 Honda Accord EXL

2005 BMW 330XI AWD, BCAA inspected $15,960 118,500k’s, 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included


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2006 Chrysler PT Cruiser Auto 4dr, silver, pwd, alarm, CD/ AUX plug, BCAA Inspected $7,300 Call: (604) 738−2531 or email:


2008 F-150 XLT Supercrew 4X4 BCAA inspected $24,980 low kms 604-304-7653 Carproof report & waranty included. stk 12359

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2009 Honda CRV EXL 1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL full load, good running cond, 230,000 km, $6,000. 604-758-0858

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‘05 Ford Freestyle SEL, AWD, #1EP2878 $11,990

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


1 BR, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, balc, corner, pref 55+ ns, np, Oct.15. 604-612-4427

Bach from $815 1 Bdrm from $1020 2 Bdrm from $1515

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Oct. 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800

City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

RENTALS 778-727-0159

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★ Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$960 604-983-0634 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338 1 BR $945up 2 BR. $1275 Bach renod, $780. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219 1 BR +den bsmt, newly renod, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1095, Oct 1, 604-320-9238

144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER 1 BR ($1200/mo) 2 BR ($1900/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.

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. Beautiful Large Suites 2 BR $1290, renovated. 3 BR $1625, d/w. Avail Oct 1. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-787-1187 1 BR, large bright, balcony, 15th & Lonsdale, $895 incl ht & h/w ns np

available Oct 1st. 604-323-4467

Beautiful Views

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

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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

2BDRM 130 East 17th Street Quiet adult building. Inc heat/hot water. 6 mo lease. No Pets. $1,000 p/m. Call Alan Hooper at Coldwell Banker Premier Realty. (604) 266-1364

Ventana - 175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368, 1 BR, g/level, patio, prkg, N/P, Oct 1, lease, $1400 WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm, enclosed balc, prkg, rec fac, new paint, utils incl, NS NP, $895 778-865-7455

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


Houses - Rent

5 BR Central Lonsdale, 2 baths, 2 gas f/ps, alarm, fenced yard, Oct 1st, np, $2500. 778-838-3139 4 BDRM, 2 bath, Ambleside, view, n/s, no pets, refs, lease, $2400, Avail now. 604-329-0126

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


Duplexes - Rent

2 BR spacious above grnd, nr Lynn Valley mall, shared wd, np, ns $1200+40% util 604-980-1923


Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM, Ambleside, long term $1200/mo, short term $400/wk, ns, np. Avail now. 604-922-5158 1 BR, W Van, beautifully furn’d, garden level, private outside area, prkg, cable internet, utils, N/S. monthly $1300. 604-921-1935

A SHORT STAY Renos, family,

execs, 1, 2 br p/house. Also avail 6 mth winter rates 604-987-2691

FURN BDRM, in Heritage home, incls everything, N/S, N/P $800, 604-988-6082 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 W VAN home ocean view 2/3 bdrm, nr ammenitiess $4,000 Nov 5-Dec 5th 604-836-0809


Houses - Rent

WOODCROFT: 1bdrm 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

3 BR rancher, 1 1/2 ba, cul de sac nr Save On Marine Dr, Capilano IB catchment, pet neg, ns $2300. refs, 16 Oct. 604-340-8862

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WEST Vancouver Cypress Park Estates 4516 Woodgreen Drive 4BR, 2.5bath 3300 sqft, gas fireplace huge back yard, heated swimming pool, schools nearby. Available November 1st, one year contract or longer $3800 per month. Refs req'd. (604) 649-9189 email:



QUALITY FINISHING carpentry, framing and repairs. Detailed & professional, Call 778-233-0559



$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 3480 Manning Pl. North Van Detached Rancher, family oriented street, small pets allowed, cul de sac, 1 min to parks, shopping, rec center and library. 3 bed + den and 2 full baths $2600 778-862-0235 / 604929-7775

W VAN, Dundarave 3 BR, den, new carpets, paint, shops, seawall, $3600, np, 604-319-7674


Suites/Partial Houses


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


1 BDRM, clean bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, shar wd, prefer 1 n/s, np, Oct 1st $850 inc. 604-986-1962 1 br bright, garden level, bsmt suite cat ok Lynn Valley wd ns suit 1 or student $750, 778-800-9727 1 BR, bsmt Award Winning heritage, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, ns, np, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459



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



BAKER BROS Construction.. Specializing in Custom homes, framing, foundations, decks, big or small jobs, over 35 years exp. Call Wayne 604-781-1909



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



2 BR + Den Large Quality bright view garden suite, w/d, ns np, ref, $1450, now/Oct 604-929-8540 2 BR ground lvl bsmt, Edgemont area, share w/d, 1 covered prkg, ns np Oct 1st. $1150 incls cable & utils. 604-980-3599 23-LONSDALE: BRIGHT, clean, 4 bed, 2 ba. W/D. 1 nat gas, 1 wood f/p. N/S, N/P. Min. 1-yr lease. $2500/mo + util. See http:/ / then call 778-991-1267 3 BR, 1.5 bath, upper flr, incld heat, light, fp, garage, dw, new reno, central Lonsdale, ns, np, avail Oct 1, $1995, 604-925-1036 3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1450, 604-921-6410 EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, i/net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incl Oct 1. 604-985-7267


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’S Avail MOVE IN ALLOWANCE. 5 appls, 1.3 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent Start/ $1700. To view call 604-986-0511

728 West 14th Street

As new 2 BR, 2 lev T/H style unit, 1.5 bths. N/S, N/P. Nov 1. So time to plan your move. $1800. Lease & perfect refs a must.

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.



Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669

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



Windows & Gutter Cleaning • Professional Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning • Window Cleaning done by hand • Contract Pricing • Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate


ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901



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


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

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

Michael 778-868-5079

NO HST! til Sept 30 • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


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

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740 HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101



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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby



ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 AYRE ELECTRIC licensed & bonded low rates fast service. Scott 604-785-8899 #106016 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

• Gutter Cleaning & Repairs • Exterior Window Cleaning • Steam Washing

Call Now! A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates


LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


view this & other properties @

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


established 1963

Find an electrician under Home Services

DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Handyman call Paul 604-625-7611


Lawn & Garden

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


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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 Call

Jungle George

Local North Shore

★ Yard Cleanup ★

★ George’s cell ★ 604-317-3552


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

A Landscape & Maintenance Co. Free estimates 604-926-0014


Vancouver 778-552-1268 778-229-9480


A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds


Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at


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

Work Done by Professionals


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



References Available

Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311

STOP RENTING! Tired of paying your landlord’s mortgage? START owning TODAY! I specialize in 1st time buyers & guide you through the process at NO COST. You will be SHOCKED at how affordable HOME OWNERSHIP is. You WON’T be disappointed. Aly Chatur: 604-828-6777



2 BR bright bsmt ste, near bus, ns np, Pemberton Heights, $1200, off street parking and including utilities Oct 15th, 604-986-7922

2 BR + Den, $2500. Dundarave W Van, new, garden level, own nice yard, gourmet kitchen, d/w, w/d. Avail now. 778-322-1688


Call Steve

2 BDRM, Lynn Valley, $900 incls utils, n/s, n/p, own entry, reno’d. avail now. Call 604-984-9912

2 BR bsmt, Edgemont area, new, own wd, suit adults, ns, np, avail now, $1400+utils, 604-817-3098


GUTTER CLEANING. Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

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

A.All Area Gardening Service • New Lawns • Maintenance & Repairs • Pruning • Trimming • Topping General Clean up


604-926-1526 604-726-9153 DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial


“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

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


Garden Services

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



Garden Services

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

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152

Sunday, September 18, 2011 - North Shore News - A51

HOME SERVICES Call ThE Experts 8160

Lawn & Garden

All your garden needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Fall clean-up 604-788-9687 ★ CNN Landscaping * weeding, trimming, all your garden needs Great rates Nick 778-840-6573 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220


Oil Tank Removal



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


AMBLESIDE ROOFING COMMERCIAL ~ RESIDENTIAL ~ INDUSTRIAL Repairs • Re-roofs • New construction • Maintenance


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

8175 8180


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

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Moving & Storage


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

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount



Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless STORAGE

604.980.MOVE NORTH SHORE MOVING Large or small moves REASONABLE RATES Available 24/7



1175 W15 St. North Van

Licensed & Insured


Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576. ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45 hr honest 26 yrs est 506-7576.


Painting/ Wallpaper

Always Exceeding Expectations! Expect Nothing Less Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


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Renovations & Home Improvement

Sonny: 604-649-8063 • Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001




Affordable Quality. Locally Owned & Operated. References • Insured



RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617

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



from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards


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

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ Sundecks & Stairs Form work, Int/Ext finishing. Mike 604-290-3082


– Renovator Member of the Year

Winner of the National SAM Award

– Best Renovated Kitchen in Canada



NO HST! til Sept 30 • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

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

GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $70/hr,

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

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

LARTERSPLUMBING.COM $70 Hourly. No GST! Call Rich @ 604-984-7814

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

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

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ext. Specials 604-985-0402 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...604-980-0575 MASTER MATCH PAINTING. Int & Ext. Good Prices, 18 yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648 QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159


Patios/Decks/ Railings

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

VANCO PLUMBING Rough-in, repairs, etc. $60/hr 604-729-0357


Power Washing


•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning


Serving the North Shore since 1963

ALLIANCE GUTTER cleaning, windows by hand/power washing 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

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

TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931




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Home Services



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

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

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

ESTIMATES In this industry reputation is everything, let us show you why ours is one of the best!

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

JO VANHALTEREN Lawn Care Maintenance Hedge Trim Fall Cleanups 604-988-6222



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



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


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

POWER WASHING Fast and detailed, top quality equipment for the best results at lowest cost. Res. Comm. Strata. 778-233-0559 POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & repairs. Awnings, Best rates. Free estimates. Doug 985-4604


Renovations & Home Improvement VISION, EXECUTION, SATISFACTION Quality Renovations



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


❏ You need another

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

We Fix The “EXCEPTS…” Since 1978

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BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 NORTH SHORE WINDOWS LTD Windows, doors & finishing carpentry. 604-839-0636

POINT GREY ROOFING Call 604-379-2641


604-973-0290 Don’t Miss This One! 15%


15% OFF • Flat Roofing (if booked before Feb. 15/10)


604-929-7133 • Flat Roofing • Cedar Shakes • Cedar Shingles Shakes • Asphalt • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance • Roof Maintenance

604-929-7133 604-973-0290 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught ROOF by the rain! NOW!



CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

20 year Labour Warranty available


A Vancouver Leak Specialist Repairs & Leaks start from $150 Licensed & WCB. 604-779-4339 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver




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


Rubbish Removal

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

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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



Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $ Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585



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

★ ★ ★ ★


15 Years Experience Tree & Stump Removal Prunning & Trimming View Work Call 604 291-7778 or 604 787-5915

★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479

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


Window Cleaning

CLEARVIEW MAINTENANCE SERVICE 20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore! • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604


•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

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



All Season Roofing

Top Soil

Headwater Management

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty



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


Serving the North Shore since 1963

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

WINDOW Washing, Pressure Washing, Gutter Cleaning FALL SPECIAL: New clients save 15% off! WCB, fully insured. For free estimate call: (778) 235-1709 or email:

A52 - North Shore News - Sunday, September 18, 2011

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