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Uranium spill ship moored in limbo

Empty ship for sale by bankrupt owners while cargo’s costs subject of civil suit

James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

A ship that made headlines this year when a large amount of radioactive cargo spilled in its hold has wound up in limbo off North Vancouver while the owners duke it out in court. The MCP Altona has been anchored in the waters of Indian Arm near the Dollarton neighbourhood since the spring, when federal officials gave it a clean bill of health following the mop-up of a load of uranium concentrate that spilled onboard. The producers of the cargo, Saskatchewan’s Cameco Corporation, say the owners of the ship owe them $19 million dollars or more for the losses Cameco suffered as a result of the accident. Cameco blames them for the spill, which took place when the Altona hit a winter storm in the central Pacific late last year. The ship’s immediate owners, a company called MS MCP Altona GMBH & Co KG, have since gone bankrupt, meaning Cameco has to wait for the ship to be sold before it has any chance of collecting. While the vessel waits for a buyer, and lawyers attempt to untangle the associated legal mess, the Altona will stay in the Inlet. The events that led to the squabble began in December 2010, when Cameco packed up 350 tonnes of uranium concentrate — commonly called yellow cake — at See Yellow page 5

Crown seeks jail for stabber during botched robbery

Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A Crown prosecutor has asked a judge to send a North Vancouver man to jail for three to five years for almost killing an acquaintance by stabbing him and puncturing his lung during a robbery that went wrong. Judge Carol Baird Ellan found John Ryane Busby, 30, guilty June 30 of stabbing Abbid Jaffer during a botched attempt to steal cash from him on Jan. 21, 2010. In asking for the jail term, Crown prosecutor Kristin Bryson said it was only a series of coincidences that kept Jaffer alive. After he was stabbed, Jaffer ran to a nearby restaurant where there was a plainclothes police officer who had just returned from a tour as a medic in the Middle East. The officer sprang into action and performed crucial first aid to seal the punctured lung. An ambulance also happened to be in the area and got to Jaffer in under a minute, See Off-duty page 9

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - North Shore News - A3

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NORTH Vancouver’s Lyle Reginald (far right) has lived up to his vow to give his children the support that he missed out on as a child. He’s coached all of his five children in various sports, including sisters Rhoda (left) and Robyn, who are both now in Spain playing for a semi-pro team, and Lyle Jr. (in red) and his current youth team.

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FOR Lyle Reginald, a man who spent the last 23 years of his life cheering on his children at every opportunity, there is only one drawback to having two of his daughters head off to Spain to play semipro soccer against some of Europe’s best players: he can’t be there to watch. It’s not that the North Vancouver father simply enjoys watching his kids play sports. It’s that he needs to watch. It’s who he is, and it’s the foundation of his family. Lyle, himself a star athlete in his younger days, grew up with no one watching him. It’s a feeling his five children have never known. “It was the best time ever, watching these kids grow up and play sports,” Lyle says as he flips through a collection of photographs featuring his daughters Rhoda, 23, and Robyn, 18, in various uniforms. “You can ask anybody that knows us, we’re always together. Everybody is always there, always together. I wish we could be in Spain right now.” The talented sisters left for Valencia’s C.C.F. Maritim earlier this month and have already appeared in three games, Robyn playing every game in centre defence and Rhoda in midfield notching two goals and three assists. “I’m surprised Lyle hasn’t gone over there a couple of times already,” Doug Abercrombie, a family friend and the former Capilano University women’s soccer coach, says with a laugh. Instead Lyle is here Skyping with the girls every other day, learning about their

games and their Spanish lessons through online conversations. It’s tough on Lyle but it’s worth it — the girls are living out a dream. In the process, they might also be providing inspiration for an entire Nation of children searching for someone to watch, something to dream about. ••• Lyle Reginald was born to a Swedish father he never met and a mother from the Squamish Nation who sent him and his older brother off to St. Mary’s Mission and Residential School in Mission, B.C., 70 kilometres away from their hometown of North Vancouver. As a First Nations child with blond hair, Lyle heard it from both sides. “I was called ‘white boy’ in the residential school and then when I was out of residential school they were calling me ‘chug’ and ‘native’ and ‘wagon burner’ and stuff like that,” he says. A star in several sports — a soccer club in Mission picked him up, an unheard of practice for a child from the residential school — Lyle can’t recall ever having his mother or stepfather watch him play a game. He was not, however, alone. At school his brother Norman Guerrero, older by two years, shielded him from harm. “I think he took the brunt of it,” says Lyle. “He looked out for me and he got in a fair bit of scraps — he was a pretty tough guy and he knew how to take care of business. He wouldn’t let anybody pick on me and he didn’t take any crap himself.” School actually wasn’t too bad, says Lyle, with food on the table, a brother looking out for him and the opportunity to earn a name on the sports field “I think, because (my brother and I) were such good athletes,

people learned to respect us pretty quick,” he says. “For me it was an OK experience. It’s never great to be away from your mom and dad . . . but it was something we had to deal with and we did. We had each other.” One day in Grade 5 Lyle was taken out of class and told that he needed to go see his mother who was sick, hospitalized after long years of alcoholism. He and his brother arrived home on a Saturday afternoon and were told they would get to see her at the hospital the next day. Sunday morning there was a knock on their door — their mother was dead. Age 10, and Lyle’s biological parents were both gone. Again, however, he was not entirely alone. On her deathbed Lyle’s mother asked his stepfather to bring the children home under one roof. He agreed. “He rented a house on Third and Chesterfield and we stayed there,” says Lyle. “Me and my older brother delivered newspapers for extra money.” Their stepfather, Robert Duplisse, worked hard to support the family. “He really helped us out. He was the one who showed us that if you wanted something in life you had to work for it and you had to believe in yourself.” But hard work meant Duplisse was away from home all the time. “My older sister, who’s five years older than I am, had to bring up myself and my two younger brothers and my older brother. That was my family.” See Dad’s page 4


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Dad’s goal was always family support From page 3

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ROBYN Reginald (seated) clowns around with her friends at a youth camp organized by late soccer star Domenic Mobilio. Robyn, now 18, is making a name for herself as a powerful central defender.

No father, no mother. A brother, a stepdad and a sister doing what they could to keep it going. It all left an impression on young Lyle. When he met his wife Nadeen and they had children of their own — three sisters Rhoda, Tallia and Robyn and then the two boys, Lyle Jr. and Ty — Lyle Sr. decided things would be different for those kids than they were for him. “It was really important that they have an identity, which I didn’t have,” he said. “I knew I wasn’t going to put my kids through that, we were going to have a nice place to stay, food all the time, new clothes on our backs.” ••• It’s a road game in Kamloops for Doug Abercrombie’s Pacific Coast League women’s soccer team and there’s trouble. Lyle is an assistant coach and Rhoda is on the team. “I get to the Budget Rent a Car to pick up the cars and Lyle is there and we start counting to find out how many people we’ve got going, and we’re

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way short,” says Abercrombie. “We’ve got like nine players.” Lyle has the solution. Wife Nadeen and underage daughter Robyn are hastily signed up and are piling into the cars and on their way to Kamloops with the team. Nadeen plays goal while Rhoda and Robyn star out front and Lyle cheers on from the sidelines. “The Reginalds supplied three players out of the 11 that we had — and we only had 11,” says Abercrombie with a laugh. “We lost, but it was a really fun experience. . . . Otherwise, quite honestly, we would have been forfeiting the game.” That’s how his family works, says Lyle. The Reginalds spend their lives playing together and being there for each other. It started with the kids on the sidelines watching dad play. At age 32 Lyle took an amazing leap, signing up for classes at Capilano College and joining the men’s soccer team. He not only played, he starred, helping the team win a national championship, setting up the winning goal in the final and earning first team all-tournament honours. Abercrombie, who guided the Capilano women to a national title that same year, remembers celebrating the wins with Lyle. “He was 32 and the rest of the kids were all in their 20s. Him and I sat in the corner of a techno bar having a nice cold beer after the nationals. . . . We just sat in the corner having a nice quiet beer because it was too noisy to do anything else.” Soon Lyle’s kids were on teams of their own, often with Lyle as the coach. Even if he wasn’t the coach, he was there. “I had to watch them play, I couldn’t miss it for the world,” he says. “I had to be at every game.” “You don’t really see families out there like ours — our father is our best friend, and will always be our best friend,” Rhoda says in an email from Spain. “We do everything together, when one of us has a soccer game, or baseball game, we all go watch them. We are always here for each other. And he has raised us to be that way.” Lyle helped legendary North Shore soccer instructor Saibo Talic found the European Football School, and both Rhoda and Robyn excelled under their guidance. Rhoda played for one of the first Whitecaps youth teams, once travelling to Chicago for a tournament, and helped Sutherland secondary win a provincial title. Robyn earned a story in the North Shore News at age seven when she scored more than 130 goals in 30 games. She then joined the B.C. provincial team at the age of 10, a year younger than the team’s normal minimum. The family could often be found on the field at the foot of Capilano Road. Lyle, a program co-ordinator with Squamish Nation Recreation, ran a Friday Night Soccer program for Squamish Nation youth. “The boys always wanted to do boys against girls,” he says. See Sisters page 11


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Yellow cake spilled at sea From page 1

its plant in Saskatchewan. The company put the radioactive powder into 840 drums, which it then packed into shipping containers for transport. The cargo was sent to Vancouver and loaded onto the Altona for shipment to Zhan Jiang, China, where it would be processed into nuclear fuel. The ship set sail on Christmas Eve. Somewhere between Hawaii and Midway Islands, the vessel hit rough weather, and some of the cargo fell over. An unspecified amount of the powder burst out of the containers, out of the drums and into the cargo hold. The crew discovered the mishap several days later. In terms of radioactivity, yellow cake (technically called triuranium octaoxide — and usually black or dark brown in colour) lies somewhere between the ore it is derived NEWS photo Mike Wakefield from and the fuel rods it gets processed into. According to Cameco, a person standing about THE freighter MCP Altona lies moored off Little Cates Park in Indian Arm four or five metres from one of the drums while awaiting sale. It’s former owners have declared bankruptcy. would be exposed to the same amount of carry, keep, care for and discharge the goods,” said Cameco in the radiation that they would standing anywhere on the street. But as a heavy metal, uranium is also toxic in the same way as claim. Cameco says the cleanup cost close to $10 million, and that it is lead or mercury. The compound is certainly not safe to be ingested or inhaled, and cleaning it up requires specialized knowledge and owed additional sums for damage to its cargo, berthing of the ship equipment, neither of which were available aboard the Altona or at and other expenses totalling another $9 million or more. Faced with the suit, the Altona’s owner went bankrupt. its port of destination. In an effort to get its money back, Cameco is going after other The ship initially tried to stop in at Honolulu, but was prevented by the U.S. Coast Guard, who raised concerns over the hazardous companies involved in the transport, including Germany-based nature of the material. It eventually made its way back to British Hartmann Schiffahrts GMBH and Co. and Hartmann Shipping Columbia — hitting more heavy seas on the way — and anchored Asia as well as others. But in a statement of defence filed in July, the Hartmann at Ladysmith while the companies involved and various authorities companies put the blame squarely back on Cameco, saying that hatched a plan for remediation. Late in January, the boat was moved to the Ballantyne docks in the the uranium producer and its contractors were the ones who had Port of Vancouver, where Cameco and the authorities oversaw the dropped the ball. Hartmann alleges that the drums weren’t properly lengthy cleanup process. In March, the last of the spilled yellow cake secured inside the containers, that the containers weren’t properly was packed up and sent back to Saskatchewan, and crews finished selected, that Cameco hadn’t hired competent stevedores, and cleaning the ship about a month later. The Canadian Nuclear Safety hadn’t provided adequate instructions to them, and that it didn’t Commission and Transport Canada declared the Altona clean and remediate the vessel in a cost-effective way. What’s more, Cameco wasn’t even the owner of the cargo, safe in early May. according to Hartmann; rather, it belonged to a Switzerland-based It was moved to Indian Arm as the legal battles got underway. In its statement of claim, Cameco alleges that the ship’s owners affiliate, Cameco Europe. Hartmann also denies owning the vessel were negligent in the way they handled the cargo, saying the vessel — saying it really belonged to the now-defunct MS MCP Altona was un-seaworthy, that the containers weren’t secured properly and GMBH — and challenges Cameco to demonstrate it suffered any that the ship was steered into seas that were too rough to navigate loss at all. If it did, according the Hartmann, Hartmann wasn’t liable. safely. “The resulting damages, losses and expenses (were) the result of the defendants’ failure to properly and carefully load, handle, stow, See Port page 9

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RITISH Columbia’s addiction to gambling is continuing to reap sad stories. But despite mounting evidence that gambling expansion has created a host of social problems, the government has been slow to do anything about them. Most recently, a B.C. man is calling on casinos to do more to help addicted gamblers after his wife committed suicide in Lynn Canyon. She had accumulated a six-figure gambling debt. She was part of the self-exclusion program for problem gamblers. But that has proved remarkably ineffectual at helping those with serious problems, who are often adept at hiding their addiction. Figures show suicides linked to gambling addictions are increasing. So are a host of other problems. Twenty

you said it “People lost jobs, people lost scholarships, people lost sponsorships. That was a very high cost for increasingly living online.” Peter Chow-White, an SFU communications professor, on the blurring of online and offline lives as demonstrated by the Stanley Cup riot in Vancouver (from a Sept. 18 Sunday Focus story). ••• “This project will be limited by our financial parameters and our financial capacity.” District of North Vancouver Coun. Robin Hicks signals council is worried about the potential cost of rebuilding the William Griffin recreation centre with a pool (from a Sept. 21 news story). ••• “Christian was coming out of his house and we all waved at each other . . . he just ran right out into the street and the car coming up didn’t see him and she slammed on the brakes. He burst into tears. I screamed. It was terrifying.” Gwen Elliott tells City of North Vancouver council that 80 per cent of cars on East 29th Street would not have been able to stop in time because of their high speed. She begged for traffic calming measures (from a Sept. 21 news story).

years ago it was a rarity to find people in criminal court who had gambling addiction. Not any longer. One suggestion to help problem gamblers is a requirement that those entering casinos show their identification at the door. That makes a lot of sense. It’s a minimal imposition and one that could also help address other problems in the gambling industry, like money laundering and loansharking. Social problems created by gambling used to be a concern of government. Now that same government is planning to launch gambling apps for mobile phones, making it even easier for people to get into trouble. That’s a step in the wrong direction, driven by the love of easily collected revenue. It’s time the province put the welfare of its citizens above the lure of gambling dollars.

Municipal watchdog no cure-all RARELY if ever have I seen advocates of limited government get so excited about expanding the province’s bureaucracy.

on a plan that is, to date, three words long. Certainly it enjoys some reflected glory from its senior government counterparts. Sheila Fraser in particular retired with a folk-hero/rock-star reputation that rarely attaches to federal government accountants. At first glance it looks great: a new sheriff rides into town(s) and, one hopes, uncovers millions of dollars in municipal waste, unburdening businesses and taxpayers and in the process ferreting out the thieves, communists and drunken sailors who, it’s said, populate our

But if you’re a believer in the state raising less tax revenue and doing less stuff, then the phrase “municipal auditor general” is likely music to your ears. District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton believes he Keeping It Simple actually witnessed the genesis of this Benjamin Alldritt idea. He was in the audience of a B.C. Chamber of Commerce event during the B.C. Liberal leadership municipal halls. race. The moderator — Anne McMullin of the That level of expectation is my first cause for North Vancouver chamber — asked the five hopefuls concern. But I’ll come back to that. what they thought of creating a municipal auditor Nobody I’ve heard from thinks their local general, given that “business is overtaxed” and that “municipal spending is out of control.” Those are my government is actually corrupt. Civic budgets are internally and then independently audited every year. quote marks, by the way. The City of North Vancouver, for instance, keeps To no one’s surprise, every last one of them such immaculate books that finance director Isabel thought it was a great idea. Gordon and her team can boast a half-dozen or so “Why would a candidate not have said that?” consecutive national awards. But that’s a different observed Walton. “They would have been cutting process — checking to see that everything is accurate, their throats with that audience.” legal and done according to accepted practices. The I guess one of the hazards of picking a premier question we would want an auditor general to answer through an internal party leadership race is that is not whether our money was spent honestly, but politically expedient promises to the faithful turn whether it was spent wisely. into province-wide policy programs. Premier Christy That’s where I see complications. Should a Clark now has to follow through on her pledge to the provincial appointee be passing judgement on local business community. policy choices? To use an example Walton offered I’m not against this idea in principal, but I am a me: If a community spends a lot more money on bit alarmed at the expectations that are being heaped

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

When the moon’s in a cake, that’s amore your special post office box. It contains a photograph of me sitting on the shoulder of the statue of Chairman Mao in Lijiang. Those happy tears I am crying are real! You look a little like Mao, Big Bear! XOXO Honey

CRITICS allege that flirtatious emails sent between the parliamentary secretary to the Minister of Foreign Affairs, Bob Dechert, and Chinese journalist Shi Rong represented a security breach, because the Xinhua News Agency for which Rong works is widely seen as controlled by the Chinese government. — news stories

LAST week in this space, I noted that everlowering standards at the Canadian Security Intelligence Service mean I am now its ideal candidate for intelligence officer. This week, I’ve proved my spying abilities beyond a shadow of a doubt by releasing this email discourse — I don’t like to call it “evidence,” per se — between Bob Dechert and Shi Rong, clearly using aliases. I cannot tell you how I came by it. My lips are sealed! Yes, I am willing to relocate to Ottawa for a starting salary of $1 million per year. Dear Honey Trap, The shar-pei has hit the fan over our innocent friendship, but I reiterate that you look very cute when you puff out your cheeks, as you did in that photograph you sent. They can’t take that away from me. They have,

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Kate Zimmerman however, taken away my office computer for “analysis.” Please send your notes to me at this top-secret home address. Your Big Bear Dear B.B., As requested by my superiors, I am back in China right now, enjoying the Moon Festival. I am wearing a short skirt and knee-socks but it is a bit breezy. Oops! I hope my tiny skirt does not flip up! Many men are looking but of course I only think of you and your dear eyeglasses. By the way, please send me the home addresses and phone numbers of the senior executives of CSIS and the RCMP and the licence plate numbers of their security guards. I find that sexy to think about. And, of course, I would like to send them Happy Moon Festival cards. I have sent one to you, at

Accountability up to voters From page 6 signalled that the province would be paying, but there have been rumblings lately that municipalities will be footing the bill. Don’t worry, this won’t affect your property taxes — honest! As for expectations and who ultimately judges policy choices: I think it’s a dangerous cop-out to hope that some new bureaucrat is going to make everything hunky-dory. Sheila Fraser was incredibly good at her job, and almost single-handedly brought down the Paul Martin government with her exposure of the sponsorship scandal. But that didn’t stop the Conservative government that replaced it from blowing an astonishing amount of money on G8/G20 photo ops, many of them conveniently staged in a Tory minister’s riding. At the provincial level, government watchdogs have repeatedly savaged the B.C. Liberals for abandoning vulnerable children in dangerous homes, but still nothing has been done about it. So while it’s fine for a municipal auditor general to examine the accounts, the accountability must still rest with us, the voters. Granted, budgets don’t make for the most thrilling reading, but every municipal dollar spent is a public record, every finance decision made is a public event — more than you can say for the province. So if you want to know who our new municipal auditor general will be, take a look in the mirror. balldritt@nsnews.com

Dear Honey, What special post office box? Heh-heh. Please tell me more about the Moon Festival, especially your outfit. I know enough about Chairman Mao. I never realized that I resembled a fat, bald Chinese man in an ugly jacket — but if you find that look hot, thank you! Big Bear Dear B.B., Please do not insult China’s Great Helmsman. Who do you think your own Great Helmsman resembles — Brad Pitt? The Moon, or MidAutumn, Festival has been celebrated for 3,000 years. My illustrious government calls it an “intangible cultural heritage.” I like intangible things, but you like tangible things, don’t you, B.B.? Wink! Traditionally, during the festival we eat moon cakes and carry lanterns. Some people also celebrate by finding a new romantic partner. I think I have enough partners, with you and my husband, but if I met someone who was as dedicated to the needs of

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Dear Editor: I have recently undergone two major surgeries in quick succession at Lions Gate Hospital including stays totaling 12 days in hospital. While this experience left me debilitated, exhausted and in a drug induced stupor for much of the time I have nothing but praise for all those involved in my care. Over and above the pain and anxiety associated with my condition, I was nothing short of totally impressed with the professionalism, dedication and level of care from the doctors, nurses and numerous assistants assigned to caring for me. These are the unsung heroes of the health-care system. They work long shifts in a demanding and emergency-sensitive environment, sometimes under appalling conditions and frequently with difficult and confused patients. In my time at Lions Gate, I didn’t once hear a harsh word or raised voice from any member of the

staff. They go about their jobs quietly and diligently and we, the patients, are the beneficiaries. As such an important element of our quality of life, health care and its related budget implications will always be front and centre in the political arena. But this aspect steals too much of the limelight. Let’s not forget the foot soldiers, those who really make the system as efficient and successful as it is. We all get sick at some point in our lives. I have travelled extensively and I am convinced there is no better place in the world to get sick than in Canada. Our level of health care, its reach and its cost per Canadian citizen are second to none in the world, regardless of the views of the many vocal critics. I offer a heartfelt thank you to all those doctors, nurses and assistants at Lions Gate who recently cared for me. Roger Burgon West Vancouver

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Dear Editor: I’d like to express my vehement opposition to an increase in gas or property taxes to subsidize TransLink. We are taxed to the max and cannot afford any more increases. TransLink, like the rest of us, will just have to learn to live within their means. I for one am tapped out. If they really need more money then let

the commuters make up the difference. One dollar more per fare would generate millions. Why are they hellbent on taxing (yet again) the drivers and property owners? As a long time municipal voter I will be watching closely to see how our elected officials vote on this matter. Peter Lovegrove North Vancouver

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Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4694, 2011; Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4689, 2011; Development Cost Charge Waiver Bylaw No. 4695, 2011; AND Development Permit Application No. 11-005 for the 900 Block of 21st Street Notice is given that a PUBLIC HEARING AND PUBLIC MEETING will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 - 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC on Monday, October 3, 2011 at 7:00 pm to consider the following:

of 1.5 for a care facility and 1.15 for seniors’ low-cost housing. Subject Lands: Policy BF-B7 applies to the lands shown on the map below:

1. OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN BYLAW NO. 4360, 2004, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4694, 2011 Proposed Official Community Plan Amendment: If adopted, Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4630, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4694, 2011 would amend Policy BF-B7 to allow for a care facility or seniors’lowcost housing to be developed at a maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5. The existing BF-B7 policy allows for a maximum Floor Area Ratio

• maximum Building Height of 16.2 metres and up to five storeys. Subject Lands: Civic Addresses: 2105, 2130/2140, 2152/2150, 2165, and 2175 Haywood Avenue shown on the map below:

Applicant: Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver Purpose: Kiwanis has applied to redevelop one of its three properties to provide seniors’low-cost housing. The proposal involves building two new apartment buildings that will include resident amenity space and gardens, new landscaping, and underground parking. The proposal requires an amendment to the Official Community Plan (OCP) and the Zoning Bylaw, which are described below.

• maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5; • maximum Lot (site) Coverage of 45%; and

4. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT APPLICATION NO. 11-005 If the Official Community Plan Amendment and Zoning Amendment bylaws described above are approved, the applicant will be required to construct the development in accordance with a Development Permit approved by Council. Proposed Development Permit No. 11-005 imposes requirements and conditions for the development of the subject lands, including: • Two apartment buildings comprising of a four-storey building on the east side of the property and a five-storey building on the west side; • Maximum Floor Area Ratio of 1.5 and maximum site coverage of 45%;

2. ZONING BYLAW NO. 4662, 2010, AMENDMENT BYLAW NO. 4689, 2011 Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4689, 2011 would amend the‘CD5-Comprehensive Development Zone 5’to divide the existing “Area 2”into“Area 2”and“Area 3,” as shown on the map at right. The amendment would allow for the following within“Area 3”: • apartment buildings for seniors’low-cost housing;

• 49 underground parking spaces and 8 surface parking spaces; 3. DEVELOPMENT COST CHARGE WAIVER BYLAW NO. 4695, 2011

• Resident amenity spaces and gardens; and

If adopted, Development Cost Charge Waiver Bylaw No. 4695, 2011 would waive 100% of the District of West Vancouver Development Cost Charges (DCCs) payable pursuant to Development Cost Charge Bylaw No. 3801, 1993, for not-for-profit rental housing in the 900 Block of 21st Street by the Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver.

All enquiries regarding the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments and the Development Permit may be directed to the West Vancouver Planning Department, Municipal Hall. Phone: 604-925-7055.

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Copies of the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments, the Development Permit and other related documents may be inspected

from September 16, 2011 to October 3, 2011 at the Municipal Hall at 750-17th Street, West Vancouver, BC on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm. For convenience only, some of the documents may also be available for viewing on the District’s website at westvancouver.ca or at the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC (phone 604925-7400 for current information on Library hours of operation). All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed bylaw, bylaw amendments and the Development Permit will be given an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the Public Hearing and Public Meeting. Submissions received for the Public Hearing and Public Meeting will be included in their entirety, in the public information package for Council’s consideration and for the public record. Submissions received after the close of the Public Hearing will not be considered by Council. S. Scholes, Municipal Clerk September 16, 2011

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - North Shore News - A9

Off-duty cop, nearby ambulance save life

From page 1

rushing him to emergency surgery at Lions Gate Hospital. On the day of the attempted robbery, Jaffer had spoken with another friend, Alim Vellani, and arranged to go to the casino with him. What Jaffer didn’t know was that earlier that day, Vellani had demanded Busby pay him rent for staying with him. But Busby didn’t have the money. While drinking heavily, the two hatched a plan to rob Jaffer and split the cash. Jaffer said when he got to the meeting place in his apartment carport, he found Busby there, who pulled out a knife, demanding he hand over money. Jaffer said at first he thought it was a joke. That’s when Busby punched him. The two men struggled, and Jaffer felt what he described as a “ping” in his side. It was only when he reached down and felt something wet, and saw blood on his hand that he realized he’d been stabbed. In his testimony, Busby told the judge he was

only carrying the knife out of habit and that he’d only used the weapon to defend himself. But the judge didn’t believe him. Because the crime involves “serious personal injury,” conditional sentences served under house arrest or in the community are no longer allowed. But Busby’s lawyer, Nancy Adams, asked the judge to consider handing her client a suspended sentence and probation instead. Adams said there would be a better chance of Busby being rehabilitated at the Vision Quest recovery house where he’s been living than in jail. Baird Ellan reserved her decision.

Port says no radiation risks

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In August, a federal court ordered the vessel sold. If Cameco wins its case, at least some of the compensation will likely come out of that sale. The Altona remains on the market. The ship’s presence near homes in Dollarton has stirred up some controversy among North Shore residents. The North Shore News has received a number of messages from readers raising concerns that the neighbourhood may be at risk of exposure to poisonous or radioactive substances. Cameco and Port Metro Vancouver both told the News in interviews that such fears

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - North Shore News - A11

Sisters intend to provide role models From page 4

“They didn’t realize that Rhoda and Robyn and a few other girls could play soccer. I don’t think they ever beat the girls.” Rhoda went on to play a year in Germany after high school before spending a season playing for Abercrombie at Capilano. Both sisters toured with the European Football Schools’ team, including a visit to Spain where a few teams took notice. When Robyn graduated from Sutherland this year the way was paved for both sisters to live out a dream and play together in Europe. Their Spanish club doesn’t pay them but does supply them with food as well as an apartment to live in. They saved up all year to pay for the rest of their expenses. “I was on the provincial team travelling and stuff, and I realized that soccer is what I wanted to do and travel and go somewhere and play,” Robyn said before the sisters left for Spain. “Now I have the opportunity. . . . I’m so excited.” ••• The Reginalds have deep roots in the North Shore’s Squamish Nation community. Many Squamish Nation children know Rhoda well — she works alongside her dad as the junior program co-ordinator for the Nation’s Chief Joe Mathias Centre, running events to keep kids active year-round. Robyn is there often as well, spending her high school summers working

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Spain they hope to help change that. In addition to pursuing tryouts with the Vancouver Whitecaps and the Canadian National team, they say they’ll be sharing their passion with First Nations children on the Squamish Reserve and beyond. “We would love to go around to all of the First Nations communities and just talk to them about our experiences that we’ve had as First Nations women and just tell them that there are other things outside of their communities that they can join,” says Rhoda. “There are soccer camps around that can take you to Europe if you want,

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the first session in a new year of Friday Night Soccer at the field on Capilano Road but it was cancelled. A memorial was going on next door at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre. Another suicide. That, sadly, is how things are going these days, says Lyle. “It’s not a good feeling right now on the reserve. I think what (the kids) are looking for is role models — someone to step up and lead our younger kids in the proper direction.” Lyle understands his children have had opportunities many of the other kids who show up for Squamish Nation recreation events could hardly dream of. The opportunities are there for many of the kids to expand their horizons just as they were for Rhoda and Robyn, but many First Nations families are reluctant to take them, says Lyle, adding that he has known many talented athletes who never pursued their sports to play for a high-level club team or chase a college scholarship. “They’re a little afraid to jump that fence and go into the big world against the other competitive players,” says Lyle. “It is the parents that are letting them down, that aren’t finding the time to get them that experience.” When Rhoda and Robyn return home after their season in

or give you that extra training to get to where you want to be.” Lyle Reginald was sent away from his reserve as child, forced to attend school in another city. Years later his daughters have left as well, but on their own terms with their heads held high. And when they come back they may just be ready to do great things on and off the field. Whatever it is they end up doing — whether it’s in front of a stadium full of waving flags or a neighbourhood park full of squealing children — they know they’ll have at least one fan there, watching with great pride. Next week: Ustlahn Social Society

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A12 - North Shore News - Sunday, September 25, 2011

BRIGHT LIGHTS

by Paul McGrath

North Shore Community Resources open house

District of North Vancouver Coun. Robin Hicks, North Shore Community Resources’ Nancy Hollstedt and Alnoor Kara team up for a photo.

Board member Nikki Tilley and daughter Emma and executive director Li Boesen welcome guests. Representatives of North Shore Community Resources hosted an open house at their offices, located at Capilano Mall, Sept. 17. Those in attendance learned about the variety of programs and services offered by the non-profit society, which runs programs for children, adults and seniors. Info: www.nscr.bc.ca.

North Shore Community Resources’ June Maynard greets District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton.

MLA Jane Thornthwaite chats with North Shore Community Resources’ Barb MacLellan and Miri Myers.

North Shore Caregiver Support Project’s Helen Wait and Eileen and Ron Sutherland attend.

Terri Rear and Anna Kim distribute pamphlets.

Maria Dimaandal and North Shore Community Resources’ Virginia Pateman flash their smiles.

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ASCENT FOR ALZHEIMER’S A NV woman takes on Mt. Kilimanjaro to fight the disease. page 14

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ROTARY Club of West Vancouver Sunrise members Karen Harrison and Robert Crozier invite community members to the inaugural Rotary Ride for Rescue, a cycle up Cypress Bowl Road to raise funds for North Shore Rescue and other community projects Saturday, Oct. 1.

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COMMUNITY members are invited to show their support for a much-needed local volunteer organization at an inaugural fundraising event set for next weekend in West Vancouver.

Rotary Ride for Rescue is a recreational cycle up Cypress Bowl Road Oct. 1 presented by members of the Rotary Club of West Vancouver Sunrise in support of North Shore Rescue. “We’re always involved in projects that are going to help the community and North Shore Rescue is so well known, and some of our members know some of the members of North Shore Rescue and appreciate their volunteerism and know they have difficulty in raising funds,” says Robert Crozier, event co-chairman and Sunrise club board of directors member. North Shore Rescue is a search and rescue team run by volunteers. While the club receives funding support from a few sources, it depends on donations to enhance See Family page 15

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NV woman joins fight against dementia Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

SANDRA Wilson is no stranger to pushing herself to the limit. In the last few years, the 51year-old North Vancouver resident has cycled through Italy; biked tough terrain in Bhutan and Morocco’s Atlas Mountains; and completed the Penticton Ironman Canada, the inaugural Gran Fondo Whistler and the New York City Marathon. Wednesday, she’s set to take on yet another grueling test of endurance when she tackles Mt. Kilimanjaro, in Tanzania, Africa. More than just a hike, Wilson is a participant in the 2011 Ascent for Alzheimer’s. Presented by the Alzheimer Society of B.C., the event is held every September and raises funds and awareness for families affected by Alzheimer’s as well as supports research towards a cure. According to statistics from the society, more than 70,000 Brit-

John Wilson, a West Vancouver resident, lived with the disease for a number of years. He passed away two years ago, at age 81. “I know so many people are affected by it. . . .” she says. “And especially getting to be in my 50s now, it’s getting closer and closer to home all the time.” Based on her previous experiences as well as recent training, including the Grouse Grind and other area hikes like The Lions, Wilson feels prepared, both mentally and physically. “It’s just really the elevation that’s the unknown, how the body will react to that 19,000-foot elevation,” she says. The journey is scheduled to take about a week — five days up and two days down. Other North Shore residents participating in this year’s event include Neil McDonnell, Murray Williamson and Jean Grant. For more information on Ascent for Alzheimer’s or to make a donation, visit www.ascentbc. ca. For more information on the Alzheimer Society of B.C., visit www.alzheimerbc.org.

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Around the house Short cuts to better living

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This innovative advancement allows you to give a key to a babysitter or house cleaner, for example, knowing that when the kids are grown or when you change services, you can re-key the lock without worrying about copies that might be floating around. The Weiser SmartKey is available in a range of finishes and styles. weiserlock.com.

1 Refrigerate the right foods: Some produce is better suited for on-counter storage. Think bananas.

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3 Store fruit and vegetables separately: Veggies should be stored in the warmest part of the refrigerator (bottom drawers).

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The apartment had good bones - high ceilings, original woodwork, abundant light - and its location was unbeatable. But when Alice Danino moved into her two-bedroom place, it felt empty and dull. Kitchen cabinets, walls, countertops were all white. There wasn’t a hint of

embellishment anywhere. So she put her creativity to work, making the place feel homey. She bought selfsticking silver decals in the shape of cutlery for the kitchen cabinets and quotations in calligraphic font for the hallway walls. There are plants in every room now, and generous splashes of colour in the small appliances, dishes, sofa cushions and accessories that Danino and her current roommate, Vanessa Tobin, have brought home.

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MIX & MATCH Don’t worry about matching furniture. “I’m not into sets; they don’t lend personality to a room,” she says. Indeed, Conidaris says juxtaposing furniture in different styles adds personality. For example, pair a mid-century coffee table with a more traditional sofa. Or a reclaimed wood table in greyish tones with whitepainted antique chairs for a clean, spare, slightly rustic Scandinavian feel. She also likes the visual “tension” created when different textures are combined: shiny with dull, silk with linen, raw wood with painted surfaces. CREATE GROUPINGS To avoid the appearance of clutter, group items as “collections.” For a pleasing composition, Conidaris recommends the “triangle method” in which taller, larger objects are placed in the centre of an arrangement, with shorter items around.


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ART FOR ART’S SAKE Art doesn’t have to be expensive or precious. Conidaris places individual sheets of Japanese printed paper in similar frames, black or white, then hangs them together on a wall for a vibrant arrangement. Or you can buy original art — instead of another Monet print — from up-and-coming artists. MIRRORING Group mirrors in different sizes and shapes above a bedroom dresser or on a hallway wall. Place the mirrors in antique frames (from garage sales, for example), or new ones. If the frames are different, unify them by sticking to wood or metal, for example, or a single colour. Or hang an oversized mirror in a small space to visually enlarge the space, and to bring more light into a dark area.

Here are two more ideas from Britishborn stylist and interior designer Nicola Marc:

CURTAINS Offer privacy, as well as protection from the heat and cold. They are also highly portable, and it doesn’t cost much to have curtains resized when you move. In the kitchen area, Marc suggests hiding the washer or dryer behind a “curtain” of fabric. She strings the curtain panel along elasticized cord hung from tiny eyelets in the cabinetry. (Holes are easily filled before moving.)

INVEST IN FABRIC Curtains and cushions in great fabric can spice up an otherwise drab interior. Fabric is a great way to bring colour and pattern into an otherwise neutral room.

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GO WITH THE FLOW In the use of colour, textures and choice of styles, make sure to maintain a certain flow through the space, especially in lofts or small apartments where one living area opens onto another. Keep colours neutral and add accessories in one or two complementary colours. For example, in an adjoining living room and dining room, toss a red cushion on the sofa, then add a red vase or table runner in the dining room. DON’T BE TOO SERIOUS A few disparate elements that are slightly “off “ add notes of whimsy. Even in a traditional setting, go for a crazy lampshade or a piece of unusual art or a splash of unexpected colour. UPDATE HARDWARE Even if you aren’t allowed to repaint kitchen cabinets, they can be updated with replacement knobs and handles. Home Depot, for example, has a good selection of inexpensive hardware in a number of finishes.

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These “just-add-water” cleaners are part of an eco-friendly line of detergents aimed at cutting the amount of plastic household garbage by as much as 80 per cent.

Method, creator of non-toxic, biodegradable home-care products, has partnered with TerraCycle to keep its foaming hand wash, dish soap and laundry detergent refill pouches out of the landfills.

In May, Planet People announced its iQ REFill (Reduced Environmental Footprint) cleaning line will now be sold nationwide. Available at Walmart and Loblaw stores, the four concentrated cleaners (All-Purpose, Bathroom, Glass and Floor cleaners) come in small recyclable cartridges that you empty into a reusable iQ bottle and fill with tap water.

According to the Method website, the lightweight pouches not only yield “more than 80 per cent savings in materials, energy and water over normal bottles,” they are reused by TerraCycle to make plastic bags, fabrics and textiles.

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Lawn care: get it ready for winter Though spring and summer are often seen as the primary seasons for lawn care, fall is a great time to ready a lawn for winter weather. The following tips can help a lawn withstand winter weather and might even make spring lawn care that much easier once the warm weather returns.

FERTILIZE Fertilizing in the fall actually helps the lawn come the early spring. Nutrients remain in the soil throughout the winter months, and the lawn will utilize those nutrients once the snow melts and the sun and warmer weather return. AERATE Lawns typically become compacted by late summer, making it difficult for the grass to thrive. When fall arrives, aerating the lawn can relieve that compaction by removing plugs or cores of soil from the lawn. Once a law is aerated, the grass roots can spread out and thicken the lawn. It’s good to aerate in the fall when grass roots grow. EDGE THE PROPERTY Homeowners who live in areas that experience heavy snowfall in the winter might want to edge their lawns in the fall. Edging can eliminate the risk of damaging grass that hangs over curbs and sidewalks when shoveling snow. What’s more, an edged lawn adds aesthetic appeal to the property.

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If you are considering selling your home, there are easy ways to boost its value. Making minor changes to a home can add to your asking price, whether you’re putting your home on the market this week or waiting for the market to rebound. The following tasks might not take much effort, but they pay dividends. WORK ON THE YARD An appealing lawn is still a great way to catch a prospective buyer’s eye. When a home boasts a lush lawn and well manicured trees, it’s hard to ignore that For Sale sign out front. If landscaping has proven an Achilles’ heel in the past, make an effort to take better care of your property in the months ahead. It doesn’t take long for even the most neglected lawn to rebound from disrepair. By the time you feel confident to put that for sale sign out front, you might just be putting it up in a lush lawn no buyer can resist. UPGRADE APPLIANCES Prospective buyers won’t be thrilled if they walk into a home and see outdated appliances. Some might even feel older appliances indicate a homeowner who cared little about

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Easy ways to boost home value appearances and might begin to wonder if there are any additional areas that might have been neglected around the house. Stainless steel appliances in the kitchen and even new fixtures in the bathroom are esthetically appealing and tend to excite buyers. Homeowners who aren’t immediately putting their property up for sale can gradually upgrade their appliances to lessen some of the financial toll such purchases take.

buyers. If your home hasn’t had a new coat of paint in awhile, that might make buyers feel the home is musty or old. Many buyers judge a book by its cover, and sellers want their home’s exterior to be as attractive as possible. Homeowners can also paint rooms inside the home to give it a fresh and welcoming feel. CLEAN UP A cluttered house will almost certainly repel buyers. Buyers want

a home that’s roomy and well kept, but clutter creates the opposite impression. Organize the closets to make them appear more roomy and clean up any areas that have become cluttered – consider temporarily renting a storage unit to house excess stuff from closets. Basements or utility closets might be handy for storage, but they should be open and clean before hosting an open house. The less clutter a home has, the more spacious it will appear and the more money sellers can likely demand for the home. METROCREATIVE

REPLACE CARPETS A clean carpet might make a world of difference to a home’s inhabitants, but a new carpet will be more appealing to prospective buyers. Choose a neutral-toned carpet that will boast a more universal appeal. PAINT A fresh coat of paint or new siding is always attractive to prospective

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of duct banks (underground utility trenches). The work will take place in North Vancouver along 4th St. E. from St. David’s Avenue to just west of Lonsdale Avenue.

Island will continue until March 31, 2012. BC Hydro requires the area around its electrical equipment to remain clear for the following reasons:

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Similkameen steps out of the shadows THE Hired Belly is beginning to think it’s time we named the third week in September “B.C. Wine Week.”

Seriously. After all — if you’re not picking it in the Okanagan or Similkameen, chances are you’re tasting it in Vancouver or somewhere else. Several noteworthy events in the last few days produced no shortage of validation for local drops, among them a rare gathering of Similkameen Valley grape and fruit wine producers at newly hatched Edible Canada at the (Granville Island) Market. Tastes out of the stunningly beautiful valley continue to underscore Similkameen’s emergence as the province’s most dynamic new region — although, of course, it’s not really “new” at all — just coming out of the next door neighbour’s shadow. It used to be that almost all Similkameen grapes wound up under Okanagan Valley labels but the recently

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formed Similkameen Wineries Association is helping to change all that, allowing the valley’s distinctive character to show through. Riesling, Chardonnay (often as not unoaked), Cabernet Franc and Pinot Noir are coming to the fore as the valley’s varietals that seem to do consistently well. Then again, we were also wowed by the inaugural Syrah 2009 from Robin Ridge, with its varietally true, meaty, gamey aromas followed by a broad, juicy black fruit and peppery palate; $28.90 at the winery, or some PWS.

Here’s a clutch of recommendations that will give you a sense as to what the Similkameen’s all about. ■ Orofino Riesling 2010. It’s tough to narrow down the choices from John and Virginia Weber’s 10-year-old straw bale winery but this dry Riesling sports tropical and citrus notes wrapped in zingy minerality that just seems to shout “Similkameen”; $19.90. Also worth a mention, the creamy, broadly textured and cautiously oaked Chardonnay. ($24.90) ■ Seven Stones 2009 Cabernet Franc yields aromas of black fruit and toasty oak with a structured, juicy raspberry- and mochatoned palate before a long smooth and spicy close; $28. Also of note, Row 128 Merlot ’09. ($24.99) ■ Cerelia unoaked Chardonnay 2009. A decidedly mineral-toned drop that again underscores the region with apple and citrus notes on a well balanced palate; $18.90. ■ Robin Ridge Gamay See Take page 30

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BOTTLES coming out of the beautiful Similkameen Valley continue to underscore its emergence as an interesting new wine region.

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Proposed Bylaw: 2010 – 2012 Taxation Exemptions by Council Bylaw 7790 Amendment Bylaw 7898 (Amendment 2) Properties will not be required to pay municipal property taxes in 2012.

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Escort volunteer: Volunteers are needed to escort elderly residents to in-house hairdresser. The shifts that need to be filled are: Mondays and Thursdays from 9:30 a.m. to noon. A criminal record check is required as well as 40 hours volunteering within a six month period. Teen Avengers: The Teen Avengers supports youth with developmental disabilities to acquire the skills and confidence required for healthy, independent living. The volunteer’s role is to provide peer mentoring to the youth and assist in supporting the group in its planned activities.

Computer trainers: Volunteer is needed to teach basic computer skills to women at the centre as soon as possible. Working one-onone with women interested in learning basic computer and internet skills, one hour per week. There are six lessons. Farsi speaking an asset.

Driver: North Shore Meals on Wheels is looking for volunteer drivers for North and West Vancouver for Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m.

School program docent: If you enjoy working with children, and you like history, this position is for you. Volunteers will work in teams as a school program docent, deciphering historic photographs and discovering 19th and early 20th century kitchen industrial equipment.

If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. Volunteer North Shore is a partner agency of the United Way.

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PETS

Keeping your signals clear

CALL it crossed signals.

Many dog owners are not sure how to display leadership towards their dog. They conduct themselves in ways where they think they’re in control of their dog and the situation, but the dog interprets the behaviour differently. Miscommunication between dog and owner results. As an example, while on a walk with my dogs the other morning I came across a young gal whose behaviour towards her dog was a classic example of those crossed signals. I noticed her approaching us with her dog off-leash so I immediately called my dogs to my side and placed them on-leash. This is something I have always done regardless of whether the area is considered offleash or not. It allows me to gain immediate control of my dogs — thereby establishing my leadership role — and the situation because I can never be sure of the ability of the other owner walking the dog. As we got closer the young woman grabbed the dog’s collar, she then moved

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to the side of the trail and waited for us to pass. “So far, so good,” I thought, although having a leash instead of the collar grab would’ve been better, to prevent injuries. As soon as they got to the side of the trail the dog got missile lock on us. In other words, there was nothing this woman could do to make the dog budge. This dog was clearly in charge and she had no idea. What should have happened is this: if she had a leash she should have popped the leash attached to the collar a few times to get the dog’s attention and break the predatory stare. Then she should have moved further off the trail to a point

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where the dog was not so overstimulated by the sight of the approaching dogs. But that didn’t happen, so I got my dogs in a heel on my right side, because she was seated on the left side of the trail (a good reason to teach your dog to heel on both sides of you). When we were within 30 feet of her, she crouched down beside and slightly behind her dog. In her view she was getting closer to her dog, to help it feel comfortable or maybe gain better control. Instead, the dog viewed this as: its momma has shrunk herself down as small as she could and is now behind me! The dog was now in front of — and the same height as — the owner, which to a dog means: “You, my dog, are now in total control as I can’t even stand up to display my grand size like all top dogs do.” In other words, the once-leader has now become extremely submissive and fearful as it hides behind her dog. What should have happened is the owner — having a leash — would have placed herself in front of her dog so they were faceto-face, but she should have

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remained standing upright. The dog would be forced to look up to her in acceptance of her leadership position. If the dog attempted to dart around her or sneak a peek at us as we walked by she would use spatial pressure, meaning walking into or bumping into the dog’s chest or feet with her legs or feet to get him to back out of her space. By claiming the space, she establishes her leadership position and control of the situation. So given the fact that this woman handed over her leadership position on a silver platter of good intentions what do you think the end result? Yep, as we passed by the dog lunged out at the back ends of my dogs. Since the owner was grabbing onto the collar with all her might she was yanked to the ground and unceremoniously dragged along the gravel trail by her large boxer-mix dog. How your dog perceives your leadership through your behaviour should match how you perceive your leadership through your behaviour, otherwise miscommunication an accidents are bound to happen. joan@k9kinship.com

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French Choir: This group is alwayslookingfornewmembers. Adult women interested in speaking and singing in French are invited to meet every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $10 per night. Info: Pierrette, 604926-2624. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: www. friendshiptoastmasters.com.

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. Society

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. vcn.bc.ca.

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. Info: www. mtseymourunited.com.

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Sunday, September 25, 2011 - North Shore News - A35

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE WORLD OUTSIDE

SZENTENDRE, HUNGARY

Baroque town a centre for arts John Masters Contributing Writer

SZENTENDRE, Hungary — This is the sort of charming small town that, even though you quickly see that you’re far from the first to find it, is still a pleasure to discover. The fact that it’s just 20 kilometres from Budapest and has at least four trains an hour arriving from the capital explains both why it’s so busy and why, if you’re already in Budapest, you’d have to be very lazy indeed to miss it. Szentendre (St. Andrew) became an art colony in the 1920s and 30s. The painters, sculptors and ceramicists who came moved into a town built largely in the 18th century and filled with baroque art and architecture. Its streets were narrow and twisting and the Danube flowed smoothly past in a nicely drawn curve. All that is still true today. From the train station it’s a 15-minute walk north, crossing Bukkos Stream, to photo John Masters/Meridian Writers’ Group the centre of town. As soon as you’re over the bridge you’re SZENTENDRE (St. Andrew) is the type of charming, baroque town too pretty not to have been discovered by in the most delightful, and tourists, but too good to pass up — both because it’s just 20 kilometres from Budapest (four trains an hour) touristed, part of Szendentre. and because alongside the souvenir tat is some very good art. Restaurant patios stand next to crafts shops, broken by the occasional museum dedicated to local art, history the busyness below as well as providing views of the town and glimpses of the Danube. or marzipan. To the east is the Danube itself, another place to enjoy a bit of tranquillity. A In the town square stands a cross that was erected as thanks for Szendentre having escaped the Black Plague in 1763. In the square’s northeast corner is the gravel path leads along the riverbank, with benches where locals read the paper Orthodox Church of the Annunciation (Blagovestenska Church), one of several and young couples hold hands. For the serious art lover there are dozens of galleries to explore. One of the houses of worship for the area’s Serbian population, which arrived in waves beginning in the 14th century as the advancing Turks pushed them out. The best is the Erdesz Galeria just off the main square. It sells works by a number church exterior is plain, but the inside is baroque and rococo with a distinctly of well-known Hungarian artists, including Lajos Vajda (1908-1941), whose combining of cubism and surrealism with folk motifs spawned a school. A Vajda eastern flavour. From the square, setting out in any direction is rewarding. Continue north can cost about $18,000 but, according to Budapest-based guide Andrea Wurmb, and you’re on the longest stretch of crafts and souvenir stalls selling everything in Szentendre you can bargain for just about anything except Herend ceramics. from pricey Herend ceramics to wooden slingshots, all giving the street a very “Don’t expect to get 50 per cent off,” she says, “but you might get 10 or 15 per cent, especially if you say up front that you’re paying cash.” colourful demeanour. To the west is another burst of galleries and restaurants. If you slip between If you go: For information on travel in Hungary visit the Hungarian National Tourist the shops at number 8 and 9 on the square you can climb a narrow staircase to the terrace of the parish church of St. John, which may give you a respite from Office website at www.gotohungary.com.

ST. ANDREW The name of the town is ultimately based on the Medieval Latin form Sankt Andrae (English: St. Andrew). Because of the diverse mix of nations to have once settled in Szentendre, the settlement has a variety of names in different languages. The Hungarian name for the town in Szentendre, the German name is Sankt Andrä; in Serbian, the name is Sentandreja (Serbian Cyrillic) the Slovak name is Svätý Ondrej. — Wikipedia

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A36 - North Shore News - Sunday, September 25, 2011

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

MEGAN and John Kleparchuk spend some time on the beach in Antigua during a week-long cruise of the southern Caribbean.

REBECCA, Natalie and Indra Sokol-Snyder deliver 66 kilograms of fleece, clothing, toys and school supplies donated by North Shore schools and organizations to children in Nepal.

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

ASIA, Cas and Kashtin Giannubilo jump for joy in the sunny weather in Manzanillo, Mexico.

SAVANNAH Allerton, Maxine Houlden and Victoria Burritt relax in Newport Beach, Calif.

DAYTON and Shay McTaggart take a gondola ride at the Venetian Hotel in Las Vegas, Nev.

JARED and Taylor Swant, Rachel Robertson, Erik Granander and Alana and Drew Hudson hang out in the Mayan Riviera, Mexico.

DAVID and Lynne Rose on Rarotonga Beach in Titikaveka, Cook Islands.

DARREL, Jane, Glen and Anna Gagnon visit the windy top of the Haleakala volcano in Maui, Hawaii.

THREE West Vancouver Field Hockey Club Adanacs teams participate in the 2011 Disney Field Hockey Showcase tournament in Orlando, Fla.


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investment manager and deciding to allocate any of your hardearned money. These characteristics will provide a shortlist of active managers with the flexibility to trade efficiently and have clearly defined strategies which will improve your search for the right managers. We will be showcasing a select few of Canada’s top investment managers at this year’s second annual Vancouver Investment Summit and I feel this is a rare opportunity for investors to hear directly from the managers themselves to learn how you can navigate this tough investing environment.

funds that are so huge that it takes the managers days, weeks or even months to sell a stock because they hold so much of it in the portfolio. With markets moving so quickly, you want to be able to protect your investments and this means being able to buy and sell on a moment’s notice if needed. Successful managers also have well defined and disciplined strategies including an exit strategy should a decision not work out. This is actually one of the questions I ask of all managers and it’s shocking how many cannot easily explain their decision on when and why they sell a stock or bond. Simply asking “how do you decide when to sell a stock?” can shed a lot of light on a manager. These are just three important factors that I have found are common to the most successful managers but there are a number of other considerations to include when evaluating an


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A38 - North Shore News - Sunday, September 25, 2011

THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK HOCKEY DELTA ICE HAWKS vs NORTH VAN WOLF PACK Oct. 1, 7 p.m., Harry Jerome Arena VOLLEYBALL Senior girls doubleheader HANDSWORTH vs WEST VAN followed by STA vs ARGYLE Sept. 27, 6 p.m., West Van secondary SOCCER Senior boys AAA WEST VAN vs HANDSWORTH Sept. 26, 3:30 p.m., Ambleside E

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WEST Vancouver Olympic windsurfer Zac Plavsic (third from left) shares some post-race fun with his Right to Play team after the GranFondo race. Plavsic finished fifth individually in the Fondo and the team finished first.

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IT seems West Vancouver Olympic windsurfer Zac Plavsic can pump his legs almost as well as he can pump a sail. Plavsic finished fifth overall in the open mass-start category of the massive GranFondo bike race from Vancouver to Whistler Sept. 10, placing first in the men’s 19-29 age category. Plavsic also spurred his team, representing the Right to Play sports charity, to first place in the team competition. Although the team race took place in the “non-competitive” GranFondo event and not the professional Giro race, the action was fast and furious at the front of the pack. “It was basically like our team up against Trevor Linden’s team and Thomas Hass’ team. There was some pretty good rivalry going on,” Plavsic told the North Shore News last week

Plavsic leads team to victory in GranFondo

after race organizers had sorted out the final standings. “We were riding beside Trevor (Linden) and Thomas Haas, it was getting pretty competitive towards the end. We definitely turned ourselves inside out towards the end to make sure that we won it.” Joining Plavsic on the nine-man Right to Play team were other non-cycling athletes such as North Shore Olympic sailing hopeful Hunter Lowden, Olympic medalist rowers Ben Rutledge and Scott Frandsen as well as Steed Cycles manager Steve Savage. Plavsic even had the thrill of leading the pack in front of the house that he

grew up in just past Horseshoe Bay. “I worked hard to get out front and lead in front of the house,” he said with a laugh. While his team was a little light on cycling experts, it was heavy on athletes with big muscles and big hearts, said Plavsic. “I was really stoked to see that our team — even though it wasn’t filled with cyclists, it was filled just with high-end athletes — we were able to have four guys inside the top 10 and then also bring the awareness to the Right to Play foundation,” he said. “If we can bring some awareness to that charity and help their cause and put ourselves in a little bit of pain at the same time, that’s a good thing, I think.” Plavsic, an Olympian in 2008, will be looking to secure a spot in the 2012 London Games with a top-10 finish at the world championships to be held in Australia in December. If that doesn’t happen he’ll have more shots at qualifying next year in the lead-up to the Games.

NORTH Vancouver receiver Paris Jackson has been phased out of the B.C. Lions passing game so far this year but he still found a way to come up big in the team’s 32-19 win over Calgary last week at McMahon Stadium. Jackson, an integral part of the B.C. air attack for the past several seasons, was slowed by injury earlier this season and has not been able to regain his spot in the offence — he has not caught a pass all year. Last Saturday, however, Jackson made a game-changing play on special teams, blocking a third quarter punt that was scooped up by teammate Tim Cronk and run back for a touchdown. “When you haven’t made a play and it’s Week 12 of the season, you wonder, ‘What’s going on with my life and my career, and could this be the end?’ “ the 31-year-old told Postmedia News. “Good things happen to people who wait. So I’m just trying to be patient. My time will come, and (Saturday) my time came.” This weekend the Lions are in Saskatchewan to face the Roughriders before returning home to battle the Eskimos Sept. 30 in the first game to be played in the renovated BC Place. — Andy Prest

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Barrett (Annal), Margret (Pearl) Sept.15,1917-Aug.1 2011 Born in Vancouver, Long time resident of North Vancouver.Passed away peacefully with a picture of her husband Johnny by her side. Predeceased by parents, husband John (2002), son Tony, sister Kathy, brothers Jim, Rob, many friends. Survived by sons Brian(Lorraine), Jack(Jan), daughter-in-law Brenda, 6 grand children-Lisa, Julie, Sharon, Arlene, Joan, Steven, 9 great grandchildren, nieces, nephews. Pearl loved camping and picnics with their sons, friends and grand children. She taught them to appreciate nature. She was a wonderful Mother and cook. We will miss her delicious Triffle and smile. Mom and Dad enjoyed traveling and trips to Hawaii. Pearl was a long time Peace activist and member of Voice of Women. Her last years were spent at Arrowsmith Lodge in Parksville. We would like to thank them for their excellent care. Special thanks to her caregivers for their added touch. No service by request. GONE CAMPING

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RYBCHINSKY - Jessie May (nee Nichols) Nov. 8, 1936 - Sept. 9, 2011 Jessie passed away peacefully in Wakaw Sask. Predeceased by husband Stanley, parents Alberta and Valentine Nichols. Survived by daughter Sandra Trotter (Colin), son Brian (Wilma) and grandsons Alex, Wyatt, Tanner and Cale. Raised on Cortes Island, Jessie moved to North Van and married Stan in 1956. Jessie was a School Secretary, volunteer and friend to all. She will be missed by family, friends and neighbours. Celebration of Life on Sunday, Oct 2nd 2pm-4pm at the Holiday Inn- 700 Old Lillooet Road, North Vancouver.

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NEW AND NEWER! Newly installed 2010 Kenmore smooth top slide-in range, double burners @ front, white- only used for 2weeks! Retails for $1000 - selling for $400.00 GREAT DEAL 2005 Kenmore Elite top freezer fridge with ice & water dispenser - white. $250.00 Call: (778) 773-5717 STOVE, DACOR 30inch w/gas cooktop, electric convection oven, $550; Fridge, Maytag sxs $150, 14 yrs old/white, 604-222-0027

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WHEELCHAIRS $40/EA, 4 wheel walkers $30, other misc equipment. call 604-922-4033

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.

2070

Furniture

2 IKEA chair & footstool sets. Birch frame, clean, natural colour fabric. $60 a set or $110 for 2 sets. U pick up W.Van. 604-926-4873 4 TABLES for living room, pecan wood & glass, excellent cond $120 obo for 4. 604-985-0220 7 PC WALNUT DINING STE, china cab & bufffet, $75 please call 604-986-7316 BUNKBED Steel frame twin size with mattress $100 Call: (604) 986-6014 Black Leather Overstuffed Couch Good quality overstuff leather couch. Non smoking home. The couch has a few scratches from a cat but is in good condition. Asking $500.00 Call: (604) 985-1506 or email: jprsauve@hotmail.com

QUEEN MATES BED SET, oak frame, headboard with mirror, 6 drawers, storage cabinets + lighting options. Queen mattress not included, immac cond. $550 obo. 604-562-9207

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Recycler

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Dogs

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Dogs

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Houses - Sale

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Apartments & Condos

6505-11

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★ 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 +den bsmt, newly renod, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1095, Oct 1, 604-320-9238 1 BR SPECIAL $825 2 BR $1225 some renos. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BDRM, Brand new, unique corner ste, views of city/greenbelt, cat ok, $1875 604-202-8485 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br view $825 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

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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

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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

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1 BR ($1350/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.

935 Marine Drive

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Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY 4-6 mth terms Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

2 bd 1 bth Ctrl Lonsdale ’New’ Villa St. Georges! 3rd floor faces west ’sun’, deck, pkg, bike room $1495 2 bd 2 bth MacKay & Marine The Touchstone Popular Bldg ss appls, carpet, newish decor! 1 pkg & on bus route $1895

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

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Houses - Rent

3 BR, den, 2 bath, beautiful Woodlands home, view, storage, 10 min to shops, nr beach,$2500 NS. Oct 31. Chris 778-870-0745

Houses - Rent

LYNN VALLEY, clean 4br+rec rm 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. 778-772-3189

4 BDRM, 2 bath, Ambleside, view, n/s, no pets, refs, lease, Semi furn. $2300. 604-926-0053

FAMILY 5 BR, 2 full baths, 2 carport, beautiful lot, Capilano area, quiet St, ns, pet friendly, avail Nov 1st, $2700, 1 yr lease, refs reqd. Ray 604-805-8684 PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $2,000NEG NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-6572 PARADISE VALLEY, Squamish District, avail now. A private A-frame country house in the lap of nature. Bright comtemporary 2 Br, full bath, large kitchen & dining rm, sunken living rm, large deck, hot tub. Family with children who love country lifestyle welcome, pets neg. Rent $1550/mth + utils. For viewing Diana 604-889-3659 dianalambrou@gmail.com Looking for home(s) for rent now! Follow us on Facebook...Twitter... Hockey House Reduced! Ready! 4 bd 3 bth, hwd, faces south,fenced yard, Great Street, Drive by 1886 Layton Blueridge $3295/ Dundarave ’Veggie Garden’ ’Orchard feel’ short walk to Irwin Pk School, WV High Catchment ? 5 bd, recroom, hwd, faces south lane access garage $4695/ Looking for a Townhome Alternative? Multi Level, Low Maintenance Lot. 4 bd/den hwd, ss, entertainers ’open plan’. Live on patios, outside fp’s, single car garage. Delightful $5195/ Furnished, Upscale Beach House 5 bd 5 bth den/office, hwd sea view Dundarave Village $5495/ British Properties Estate ’Two for One’. Bring extended famiiy or home business? West Coast Contemporary feel to big house! Cottage feel to small house! Pool Ambience Privacy, Lots of Parking, Rabbit Lane $6995/ Stately, Stearman Beach, Sea Views, New Interior, hwd ss appls Gourmet Kitchen, Steam Shwr etc. 5 bd den office Sensational Pool Hot Tub fenced landscape $9995/

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead (especially this Tuesday/Wednesday) feature your domestic situation, children, property, garden, your soul, stomach … and give you a mild hibernating experience. Some relationships, projects and situations will end, others begin: prune the stale, nurture potential. Your money heats up through early November – avoid impulsive spending. More will come in, but much more can go out, unless you’re careful. Sunday/Monday are abrupt, unpredictable: practice safe driving and “safe career” – a new one possible! Romance, beauty lure Thursday/Friday. Tackle chores Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Short trips, mail, communications, paperwork, errands and details fill the busy weeks ahead. Those communications will be profitable if you send them to the powers that be. You’re greatly favoured by them now. Through early November, your sexual magnetism flares strongly, your determination grows, and your mental side grows. You might speed to a foreign country, start a lawsuit, begin higher studies, or otherwise throw your consciousness into a swift adventure! You might also talk marriage with someone. Careful midweek: a bigger job than is apparent lurks under the surface. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The weeks ahead feature possessions, sensual relationships, money, earnings, buying/selling. Your charisma, energy and luck soar Sunday/Monday – take advantage!You’ll meet unusual, unpredictable money situations Sunday into Tuesday: take it in stride. Invest only cautiously. An unusual sexual attraction might occur – it will seem merely friendly, but suddenly approach “other zones.” This is not likely to be a stable, lasting bond. Separations or love disappointments can come midweek. Thursday/ Friday promote travel, casual friendships, love bonds. Be home, in nature, Saturday.

6570

Out Of Town

WIDOW over 65, will share penthouse in Waikiki with a friendly female, ns, nd, for 1 to 3 mths, you pay only 1/2 maint 604-987-3726

6590

Rooms

FURN ROOM, Upper Lonsdale, incl TV, net & utils, np ns, $500, avail immed. 604-984-8242

4 BR, 3 bath, Lions Bay, ocean view, in law suite, immed, cat ok, $3500+utils 604-726-2274

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent lies on relationships, through late October. You’ll feel romantic, brave, adventurous – this helps you meet exciting new contacts, love prospects, and business or monetary opportunities. But it can also propel you to quarrel, make unwanted advances, or be a little too rough with a loved one or children. (All this to Nov. 10.) So use a light touch – your “vibrancy” will come through. You could meet true love. Tackle routine chores Sunday/Monday. Relationships intensify Tuesday-Thursday: one bond breaks, another forms. Wisdom, love, travel Friday night onward! Taurus April 20-May 20: Sunday/Monday gives you one last taste of pleasure, poetry and romance, as you enter a month of hard work. (You’re a slow starter but a great worker, accomplisher.) Tuesday/ Wednesday bring a real taste of that work. Knuckle down; ignore the temptation to daydream. Your nights might hold strange, deep, muffled dreams, about alienation or relationship difficulties. (If you work the graveyard shift, these might be actual relationship or work – computer? – problems. Proceed cautiously.) The world offers new meetings, new horizons Thursday/Friday. Saturday holds mysteries – research! Gemini May 21-June 20: The past few weeks brought endings, perhaps one big (and believe it or not, lucky) one. These endings somehow will lead to better horizons in love, mating, general opportunity, relocation and dealings with the public. Though Saturday contains a hint of these, they won’t arrive “full bodied” until June 2012 through July 2013. Meanwhile, you’ll still receive a “boost” from these endings – relief, freedom of spirit, etc. Spend the next eight months healing,getting square with governments (e.g., taxes) being charitable, and seeking spirit. A hint of those new horizons appears Saturday.

6540

3BDRM/2BTH 3480 Manning Place, North Vancouver, BC Beautiful Rancher, family-oriented Cul-de-sac. Small pets ok. Walk to parks, shopping, rec center & library. 3 beds + den, 2 baths. $2400/mth Tel: 778-862-0235 or 604-929-7775 russ@russcanada.com

6565

Office/Retail Rent

CALLING ALL DOCTORS

Great premises for lease suitable for Medical Clinic. Lower Caulfeild. Excellent parking, great rates. Available immediately

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR $525 incl, 1 BR with ensuite $650 incl, mid Lonsdale, renod, ns np, Oct 1st. 604-990-4257 FURN ROOM in apt, Large, use of kitchen & w/d, incls prkg & utils. Now, $675. 604-925-3186

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM, clean bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, shar wd, prefer 1 n/s, np, Oct 1st $850 inc. 604-986-1962

604-922-4138

1 BR at mid Highland Blvd nr public transit ns np $650 suit single occupant 604-984-2938

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1 BR, bsmt Award Winning heritage, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, ns, np, $875 incl utils 604-990-9459 1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/wireless internet, share w/d, ns np, nr bus $875 + % util, Oct 1, refs 604-781-4687 1 BR ste, 1000sf, 2 storey, wood f/p, h/w flrs, incl utils, cat ok, shr w/d, $1000, Oct 1, 604-984-9232 1 BR walk-in garden suite, Lions Bay, ocean view, immed, cat ok, $825 incl util/cable 604-726-2274

1 BR+DEN lrg new bright ste, gas fp, wd, np, ns, $1180. Avail Oct 1st Northlands 604-924-9910 2 BR bsmt suite, Tempe Heights, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np Oct 1st $1500 + utils 604-340-8178

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1450, 604-921-6410 A STUDIO suite, in quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, Nov. 1, Reno’d, ns, np, $790incl utils, 604-988-6818 HUGE 1 BR Ambleside Bsmt Suite, priv. gated entr. Own W/D. 2 Bus rts. Inclusive. Single occ. N/S N/P $1100 Ref. 604 7821221 NEAR NEW lg 1 Br + Den Bsmnt suite. Central Lonsdale, quiet, N/P, N/S, $1300 + 1/4 util. Avail. Now. 604 988-3160

2BR Central Lonsdale 1000 sf bsmt suite, private level entry to S/facing back yard. Bright, new carpet, gas f/p, wet bar, private patio, storage, share wd. Quiet, close to bus, hosp, theatre, rec and trails. NS/NP. $1,475 incl utils. Call: (604) 729-8701

6605

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.

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Sept. 25 - Oct. 1, 2011

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: You ride a wave of success now into late October! You’ll get along well with others, especially a spouse or business associates. You could meet a potent lover in a group setting (anything from double dating to a political convention). The more you mingle socially, the more chance you’ll meet someone intriguing. Normally anyone you meet in the next six weeks (or did, last week) would make a splendid partner. But this year promotes deeply sexual, not necessarily faithful, bonds. Lie low, plan, rest Sunday/Monday. Conquer people and problems midweek. Money, Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your mood rises to friendly, optimistic heights Sunday/Monday. A “bump” might occur in your duties and relations with organizations, government or care-givers. Tuesday/Wednesday strike the general tone for the weeks ahead: you’ll be a bit weary, quiet and contemplative – seek sweet solitude, plan your future. Give to charities, be spiritual. Realize (as you know so well) that secrets and communications don’t mix. Your energy rises nicely Thursday/Friday, but don’t be fooled Friday eve. Saturday brings good money, shopping. Fifteen years of home insecurity will end forever by 2012! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Adventure strikes! A wish will come true during the month ahead. You’ll feel friendly, feted, flirtatious, optimistic and ready for fun. The seven weeks ahead will intensify your legal, intellectual, far travel, cultural, publishing, religious, and/or educational involvements. You could visit another country, succeed at school, etc. You could also fall in love, even wed – but a caution here: overall, now to June 2012 is a work period, not especially a lovey-dove one. (You’ll see this very strongly November/11 to June/12.) Your “true relating” time occurs June 2012 to July 2013.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The accent lies on your career over the month ahead. Not everything will be easy here, as Sunday to Wednesday show. Sunday/ Monday provoke abrupt, unpredictable events in your career zone, while Tuesday/Wednesday lead to calmer waters. (But you sense, correctly, that there is a big need for change beneath those calming surfaces.) By October 2012, all this career pressure will end, but until then, don’t quit your job unless you have a better one “in hand.” Your mood lightens, and a wee wish could come true, Thursday/Friday. A flirtation could surprise you. Retreat, rest Saturday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Relationships intensify until early November – whether it’s love or hate, you’ll do plenty of talking, writing. The stakes might be your lifestyle, assets, sexual “health” – as November to July 2012 will show. For a few weeks ahead, your “opinion” remains mellow, wise and understanding. Love could blossom. Legal, intellectual, far travel, cultural and educational themes envelope you. Happiness is possible! But tread carefully in legal waters midweek: don’t hide anything. Career important Thursday/Friday. Popularity, social joys, light romance visit you Friday night, Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Relationships hold some surprises Sunday/Monday, especially in money and sexual areas. It’s not the best time to seek cooperation. The month ahead focuses on big finances, secrets, lifestyle, health diagnoses, sexual urgings and intimacy, research, changes, commitments and consequences. These themes are very apparent Monday night to Wednesday eve – proceed carefully, as some hidden barriers exist (again mostly barriers to co-operation) but so do some sweet successes. Gentle love and understanding flow over you Thursday/Friday. Be ambitious, mix with power people Saturday. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 416-686-5014


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2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $14,500, 604-971-3179

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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES Automotive

cont. from previous page

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1976 GM High Sierra pick-up, step side, long box, 2 wh dr, 35,000 kms on rebuilt motor, new 31’’ tires & exhaust, Aircared $2000 obo. 604-218-9999

9160

Sports & Imports

PRE-OWNED SPECIALS

2010 Honda Pilot EX-L

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

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

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2010 Subaru Impreza Sport

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

1988 CHEV Silverado 1/2 ton pick-up, 1 owner 20 yrs, pleasure use only super clean $3000. 604-987-1456

8030

2009 VW Routan

Comfortline, blue, 4WD, pwr sliding doors, trailer hitch, pwr group.

$20,888

2009 Honda CRV EXL

Green, alloys, sunroof, a/c, tinted glass, AWD, leather heated seats, Navigation. $27,995 Grey, a/c, auto, CD, 2dr. $11,888

2008 Mercedes Benz C230

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

$27,888

2008 Mini Cooper S

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

2000 FORD Ranger XLT Sport, 4x2 p/u. 6 cyl, 3.0L, 5 spd, black, 124K, $4200, 604-255-5453

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

2007 Nissan Pathfinder LE 2002 EXPLORER XLT Eddie Bauer, mint, 82K, 7 seater, all options tow pkg, 2nd owner, no acc $10,000 obo. 604-430-6747

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

2006 VW Golf GLS

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

2004 Hyundai Santa Fe Manual, low kms, red, exlt cond, clean, lady driven, orig owner. New t−belt, plugs, brakes. AC, alrm, PW, dual AB. $9,000 Call: (604) 313−7311

9160

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8060

Concrete

CONCRETE FORMING & framing. 20 years exp. Call John 604-562-1122 EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

8065

Contracting

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8073

Drainage

8075

Drywall

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Fencing/Gates

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

8100

Fireplaces

PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

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9173

Vans

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9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

8080

Electrical

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8160

Lawn & Garden

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8160

Lawn & Garden

finishing flooring, decks, fences, tiles, drywall, paint. Mark 761-7745

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8135

Hauling

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8175

Masonry

PILLAR repairs Masonry repairs no job too small or too big Call: (604) 902-0824

Home Services

SEASONAL EXTERIOR HOME MAINTENANCE

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

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

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

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors,

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8090

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8220

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8225

Power Washing

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8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

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8240

Oil Tank Removal

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8200

WINDOWS & DOORS

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LONSDALE ROOFING

604-973-0290 Don’t Miss This One!

A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

8255

Rubbish Removal

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

15% OFF • Flat Roofing 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!

BINS & DISPOSAL

GEOFF’S HAULING & Handyman Service – Fall Clean-up – Fast, Friendly Service 10 years on North Shore

604-328-9127 | 604-926-8889

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

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

POINT GREY ROOFING LTD.

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

Established 1946

•• Cedar Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Flat Flat Roofing Roofing • Asphalt Shingles Asphalt Shingles ••Roof Maintenance

• Roof Maintenance

★ NO HST ★

604-379-2641

604-379-2641 #1 Roofing Company in BC All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

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

8310

DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 orangebins.com DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403 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

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

Need help with your Home Renovation? Find it in the Classifieds!

Top Soil

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

604-985-6667

8315

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

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

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

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

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

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

Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.

604-986-6944

Tiling

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or members.shaw.ca/msot

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE

8309

604-987-7325

20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

15%

(if booked before Feb. 15/10)

All Season Roofing

Find an electrician under Home Services

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

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

WWW.PATTARGROUP.COM

604-987-5438

Roofing

25 YEARS INOFF BUSINESS

604-588-0833

www.rjrrenovator.com

8250

NORTH VANCOUVER

SALES@ PATTARGROUP.COM

Since 1978

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

8250

★ ★ ★ ★

TREEWORKS

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

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

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

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

Serving the North Shore since 1963

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: thelimberwolf@gmail.com


IF IT’S NOT A HONDA, IT’S JUST ANOTHER CAR. ‡

LEASE FOR

$ Honda has received more quality awards than any other car maker ‡ and the Honda Civic has been the best-selling car in Canada for 13 years running£. So you can buy a car, or you can buy a Honda.

169 1.99 #

2011 Reader’s Choice Platinum Winner

% *† APR PER MONTH FOR 48 MONTHS

$2,660 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR SEDAN. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI. $2,915 DOWNPAYMENT OAC FOR COUPE. INCLUDES FREIGHT & PDI. ¥

PLUS

2012 Civic Sedan LX $ 18,885

MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.

MODEL FB2E4CEX

2012 Civic Coupe LX $ 19,385

MODEL FG3A4CE

MSRP** INCLUDES FREIGHT AND PDI.

@BCHonda

816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331 www.pacifichonda.ca

** MSRP is $18,885/$19,385 including freight and PDI of $1,395/$1,395. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. #Limited time lease offers based on a new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE. Lease example based on new 2012 Civic Sedan LX 5MT/2012 Civic Coupe LX model FB2E4CEX/FG3A4CE available through Honda Canada Finance Inc. */† 1.99%/1.99% lease APR for 48/48 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $169/169. Down payment of $2,659.74/$2,915, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $10,771.74/$11,027. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. 96,000/96,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. ¥$1000 gas card offer applies only to retail customer purchase, lease or finance agreements on all new 2012 Civic models. Gas card offer includes HST/GST where applicable. Valid only on purchase, lease or finance agreements concluded at participating Honda retailers. Dealer participation required. ‡Honda Element, Fit, Accord, Accord Crosstour, Civic, Civic Insight (tie) and Ridgeline received the lowest number of problems per 100 vehicles in their respective categories in the proprietary J.D. Power and Associates 2011 U.S. Initial Quality StudySM. Study based on responses from 73,790 U.S. new-vehicle owners, measuring 234 models and measuring opinions after 90 days of ownership. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed in February-May 2011. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com. £As reported by Canadian manufacturers for calendar year 2010. **/#/*/†/¥ Offers valid from September 1st through September 30th, 2011 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your Honda retailer for full details.

A48 - North Shore News - Sunday, September 25, 2011

North Shore News - September 25, 2011  

North Shore News - September 25, 2011

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