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SCHOOLCHILDREN in North Vancouver may face another year of fewer — but longer — days in front of a teacher in 2012.

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ISNAY Rodriguez of the Cuban hip-hop group Obsession rallies the crowd during a show at Capilano University following the seventh annual Vancouver International Hip Hop for Peace Festival in Vancouver, which was held Sept. 24 and 25 by the activist organization Mobilization Against War and Occupation.

The school district’s board of education voted 5-2 Tuesday in favour of starting consultation about a “local school calendar,” one that differs from the provincial standard. For the last two years, North Vancouver has extended spring break and lengthened long weekends to reduce staffing costs, adding minutes to each day to make up the difference. Superintendent of schools John Lewis stressed that an early vote to open the issue allows for parents to have some certainty. “Thirty days notice is needed after you’ve made a decision (to adopt a local school calendar). There has not been any decision . . . so if we have an October board meeting to declare (our) intent, then we have discussion, the decision would not take place until the November board meeting.” “Folks are really busy in the fall. We should do a thorough consultation,” said Trustee Susan Skinner, who voted against the motion, saying the plan should be delayed. “It’s not that we’re stalling. We should have a thorough discussion. We should be as inclusive as possible . . . so it doesn’t look like we’ve already decided.” Trustee Barry Forward, who also voted against the motion, said “the school calendar is such a big, big issue. “We still have families that can’t afford that time, and the loss of class time that happens in the senior years is really short-sighted. Removing days from the calendar is not the right thing to do,” he said. “I support the motion,” said Trustee Mary Tasi, “because we’re going to have a conversation and the public is welcome to come.” The board referred the issue to its education and programming committee, which meets Oct. 11.

Vicious driver assault nets probation

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A 17-year-old North Vancouver boy has been put on probation for a year and told to stay off public transit when he’s drunk after pleading guilty to assaulting a bus driver. The boy — 16 at the time of the assault — was one of three teens who got into a brawl with a driver on a late-night bus, eventually dragging the driver on to the sidewalk where the boy kicked and stomped him. The attack happened just after 1 a.m. on Nov. 27 last year, when

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the driver picked up three drunk teens at a stop near Mountain Highway and Lynn Valley Road. The youth carried liquor on board. When the driver stopped the bus near Grand Boulevard and 15th Street, the group became agitated because they couldn’t open the rear door, said Crown counsel Linda Ostry. The bus driver reported that a teenaged girl who was part of the group then came to the front of the bus and punched him on the side of the head, said Ostry. At that point, the driver hit a special

panic button onboard that activated an audio recording. The teen boys apparently took offence at the driver’s elbowing the girl out of his way and a fight started, during which “all three youth began to pummel him,” said Ostry. After leaving the driver on the sidewalk, the teens fled, but were soon spotted by police a few blocks away. The teen boy had cuts on his knuckles, said Ostry. The driver was taken to Lions Gate Hospital and released with bruises and minor injuries. In a victim impact statement, the driver said the attack had ended his career as a bus driver. See Driver page 9


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THE Ustlahn Social Society’s Harmony Garden is stocked with a variety of basic produce (left). At right, society founder and Squamish Nation elder Barbara Wyss works with youth employees Sop7aoq (left) and Justin Leo at the composter. The society’s projects aim to promote health and wellness in the nation and beyond.

Squamish Stories, Part 2

A harvest of healing

Erin McPhee

THEIR efforts were not going unnoticed.

Having gathered on a rainy fall day in 2008 to install 16 planter boxes in a garden for their Squamish Nation community, the Ustlahn Social Society volunteers received a sign they were on the right track, when all of a sudden the clouds cleared. “When we looked up in the sky, there were 16 eagles flying over the garden,” said Cease Wyss, a society volunteer and a member of the local First Nation. The number 16 holds a special significance, she said: It was the number of families that came together in 1923 to form the Squamish Nation. “It felt like a cultural blessing; our ancestors were really proud of us for putting the garden in, because you can’t argue that number,” said Cease. The birds remained in the area for 30 minutes before dispersing, except for four that remained for an additional hour. “We actually all sang a traditional song just to honour that moment and honour the fact that we really see that the ancestors want our old ways to come back, and we see that the food security work we’re doing is part of the work that’s going to bring all of our people back together,” said Cease. Elder-driven with a strong focus on youth involvement, training and employment, the Ustlahn Social Society is a grassroots organization founded in 2007 focused on improving the health and wellness of the Squamish community. Members operate a community kitchen, maintain a community garden and have begun work on restoring a local estuary. The organization is attracting attention for its positive impact on the Squamish Nation and the North Shore as a whole, and it’s continuing to increase its scope. “It’s been a very successful project, and all members of our community are becoming more and more excited about it,” said Cease. “I think it’s just a whole new way of approaching something we’ve always done anyway. It’s in our traditions to eat together, to secure food together and to share it with the community. Those are all indigenous values that we already have in our nation and we’re just putting it in a more modern context.” Community kitchen The Ustlahn Social Society was founded by Squamish Nation elder Barbara Wyss (Cease’s mother) and her brother Rennie Nahanee. They were concerned about those in need — people

without roofs over their heads, individuals with low incomes, and isolated elders — as well as the general health of the population, especially in regard to incidence of diabetes and obesity. Their vision was to launch a service organization that would supply nourishing meals to people and help them lead a healthier life. The group started a community kitchen and have continued to offer meals every Tuesday from noon-1:30 p.m. at St. Paul’s Indian Catholic Church in North Vancouver. The society’s name, Ustlahn, means “head of the bay” and refers to the area where the church is located. Attendance at the kitchen isn’t limited to Squamish Nation members; North Shore residents of all cultural backgrounds are welcomed. Initially, the society provided meals to a handful of people, but now it serves 40-50 at times. “More and more, word is spreading through what we call the ‘Moccasin telegraph,’” said Cease. A Vancouver resident, Cease is extremely active in the community. In addition to being an artist, she works with youth at Vancouver’s Urban Native Youth Association. With Ustlahn, she draws on her background in traditional foods and medicine and tends the garden every Saturday. As well, she conducts outreach and attends food security conferences on its behalf.

Harmony Garden As Ustlahn’s community kitchen began to thrive, society members started to consider ways to make it more sustainable. They looked to the land. Barbara and her brother approached the band council, and asked to make use of a plot at 182 Whonoak Rd. on the West Vancouver side of the Squamish Nation Capilano 5 Reserve. The nearly two-acre parcel is owned by the nation and was originally designated as a park, but it hadn’t been maintained. It was overgrown with thick foliage, littered with waste and was attracting a host of rodents, feral cats and dogs. The society was granted permission to make use of the site, and thanks to the efforts of volunteers, it’s been completely transformed. The land has been cleared and planted, and it’s now an oasis of sorts. The project, dubbed Harmony Garden, is tucked humbly behind a cul-de-sac and is reached by a pathway. It features a series of raised garden boxes overflowing with growth. Using online satellite map imagery, the garden’s culturally significant layout is evident: Its beds, shaped like circles and rectangles, are laid out to look like suns with rays or daisies with petals. The rays/petals were also designed to look like canoe paddles.

“People enjoy coming here because there’s a very peaceful atmosphere,” said Barbara. The first thing to greet visitors is a medicine wheel — a positive, universal teaching tool used by many North American First Nations, said Cease. “It’s teaching the four directions, meaning all cultures of the world need to walk in harmony and peace,” she said. The circular raised bed features four sections of plants of varying colours representing a variety of races: red (Aboriginal) with wild strawberries; white (European) with lamb’s quarters; black (African) with black grass; and yellow (Asian) with stonecrops. The installation has particular meaning for the Squamish Nation, as members are connected to a variety of cultures through their extended families. “This is a . . . dedication to our people as well as all people, and a recognition and celebration of what diversity is,” said Cease. The medicine wheel is also intended to promote a sense of connection among visitors with little experience in gardens and among those who have negative associations with them due to past hurts. “A lot of children were forced to garden through the residential school era, and they became very damaged by that,” said Cease. “Trying to get people into the garden is about helping people overcome those hurts and pains. We want it to be a positive experience all around for sure. And how we do that is to create cultural symbols that our people already have a basic knowledge of.” A variety of fruits, vegetables and herbs are grown in the garden and are used to stock the community kitchen. Produce is donated widely, including to the Squamish Nation elders centre, to community events, and to individual members of the community. Culturally significant and indigenous plants are also grown, primarily berries and edible bulbs. These include huckleberries, salmonberries, gooseberries, salal berries, strawberries, wild nodding onion, swamp grass, red willow, wild ginger, devil’s club and edible succulents. The group has been conducting research and plans to plant some traditional foods that sustained communities in the area in the past, such as wapato (wild potato), camas and chocolate lily. The garden continues to attract all kinds of beneficial bugs: ladybugs; mason bees and other pollinators; and a number of moths and butterflies. A host of rare and migratory birds have also been See Nursing page 5

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Nursing a river to health

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spotted there. “Those to me are amazing signs that the environment is welcoming that presence,” said Cease. The Harmony Garden, tended by volunteers who keep regular hours, is open to the public year-round on weekdays from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. and on weekends from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. When the gate’s closed, community members are still able to pick berries and herbs that have been planted outside the fence for their convenience. “It’s a healing place for people to come down here and work if they want to do that or just come down and socialize,” said Nahanee.

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Estuary This spring, representatives of the Ustlahn Social Society expanded their vision to include a parcel of Squamish Nation land on the east side of the Capilano River, between the Lions Gate Bridge and Park Royal Shopping Centre. Recognizing it as NEWS photo Mike Wakefield a site worthy of protection, society members are endeavouring to keep it litter-free VOLUNTEER Bruce Wyss inspects the rich bounty of berries. A variety of in the face of unauthorized campers and fruits and edible bulbs are among the indigenous species grown. partiers who often leave waste behind. “A lot of our young men in the last couple of years are taking They’re also taking steps to restore the estuary site to its former use as a food source for the community by removing invasive their lives around that age,” said Cease. “We’re worried about our species and reintroducing indigenous plants. The long-term plan youth. This is the reason that the elders wanted a kitchen and garincludes the installation of signs to educate visitors about the plants, den. Yeah, they want to see people eat, but their biggest thing is they’re afraid that they themselves as elders are going to outlive the the river and the nearby sea life. The society has been working closely with Squamish Nation en- generation that’s supposed to live the length of time they did.” Suicide rates for First Nations youth under 20 are five times vironmental staff and North Shore Wetland Partners on the projhigher than rates for all Canadians, and they’re higher for males ect. “The estuary really speaks volumes, because as we enter into that than females, according to a 2007 report by the B.C. Coroner’s kind of realm, we start to engage in dialogue with the outside com- Child Death Review Unit. Cease brings groups of youth she works with at the Urban Namunity more,” said Cease. “So people within the North and West Van districts are going to be seeing the results of our hard efforts tive Youth Association to the garden and estuary, hoping to inspire working towards food and land sovereignty. Reinstating the land them by showing them a full-scale urban Aboriginal garden project and taking out that which is destroying it makes a huge impact on in action. The society also hires youth to work in the garden and estuary and offers training in horticulture, cultural practices and in all of our communities, not just the Squamish community.” Society members hope the area will eventually be accessible via leading nature walks along the river. “I like helping. I like watching the community come out more,” the Spirit Trail, which is under development along the North and said youth worker Justin Leo, 21. West Vancouver waterfront. His peer Sop7aoq, 19, said his experience with the society has Youth involvement Youth are a strong focus of the Ustlahn Social Society. See Project page 11

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riday’s decision by the Supreme Court of Canada to keep Vancouver’s safe injection site open is a triumph for common sense. Study after study has concluded that Insite saves lives. Local politicians from across the political spectrum have concluded that Insite saves lives. This week, Chief Justice Beverley McLachlin concluded that “Insite saves lives.” Surely, preventing citizens from dying is the hallmark of good public policy, yet our Conservative federal government has spent years, and an unconscionable amount of your money, fighting to shut Insite down. It’s absurd that this question was even put before the highest court in the land, demonstrated by its unanimous, bluntly worded ruling. It is a tremendous relief to see that in at least one branch of our government,

evidence still trumps ideology, that policies are founded on fact rather than wishful thinking. Heroin addicts aren’t the most sympathetic figures in our society, and assisting them in their addiction does seem counter-intuitive. But providing them with clean equipment and a safe, supervised space buys them some time to get help, especially when that help is ready and waiting in the same room. Throwing addicts back onto our streets with dirty needles would not only be a serious public health hazard, it would be morally outrageous. This battle is not over. We need more facilities like Insite and each one will likely face fierce opposition. We urge our federal politicians to respect science and support these programs — or at least get out of the way.

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“You shouldn’t wait to go through what I did to tell the person next to you that you love him or her.” Former miner Franklin Lobos, 54, says he’s reconnected with his estranged wife and daughters after being rescued from a 69-day underground ordeal that followed the cave-in at the San Jose copper and gold mine in Chile in 2010 (from a Sept. 28 news story). ••• “We had the dog services; we had B.C. Ambulance; we had multiple cars. What if there had been an armed robbery at the other end of town?” RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong explains the problems caused by a North Vancouver man who crank-called 9-1-1 this week to say two people were attacking each other with axes in front of his home. Fifty-two-year-old William McCallum is facing charges of mischief (from a Sept. 30 news story). ••• “The door’s open, certainly.” District of North Vancouver mayor Richard Walton offers his thoughts on the possibility of a new provincial police force if negotiations to renew the provincial RCMP contract don’t yield new cost control measures (from a Sept 30 news story).

Dear Editor: West Vancouver council’s decision to allow illuminated commercial billboards to be attached to new bus shelters in Ambleside has created serious planning problems and exposed an important public policy issue (New Bus Shelters Squeeze Foot Traffic, Aug. 24, North Shore News). The shelters are very attractive; however, the addition of a five-foot-wide billboard creates an unacceptable obstruction and hazard on the very narrow sidewalks in Ambleside, especially for seniors and those with disabilities. The billboards are ugly and simply do not fit. A 10-foot-wide sidewalk is reduced to four feet or less. Pedestrians are forced to walk toward the curb and vehicular traffic to pass around the shelter. A blind spot is also created for someone waiting within the shelter who may walk directly into an oncoming pedestrian, baby carriage or motorized wheelchair when boarding a bus. According to the B.C. Accessible Community Bylaws Guide published in 2009, “all outdoor public pedestrian routes shall be designed to ensure the comfort and safety of persons regardless of age or ability,” and “all active pedestrian routes required to accommodate persons using mobility aids, walkers, or persons accompanied by a guide dogs, shall be a minimum of 6.5 feet wide.” What’s more: “All sidewalks in a public right of way are recommended to be a minimum of six feet wide. . . . In no case shall sidewalks be

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less than five feet wide where two-way traffic is expected.” The argument will be made that this was allowed because the new bus shelters are provided “free.” They are not free. Precious, limited public sidewalk space is seriously, negatively compromised. Council and staff should have a greater sensitivity and respect for the sidewalk experience and must rethink the approval process involved. As well, the appropriateness of using public space for commercial advertising on a longterm contract must be seriously questioned. Bus travelers, including children, must now wait captive to large, in-your-face illuminated signs advertising alcohol, lingerie, and casinos. This is an insult. The experience of going to shops, restaurants, offices and cultural facilities in the Ambleside town centre is something which should be in the forefront of planning ideals for essential community revitalization. We should have great sidewalks, without obvious flaws in planning and design. The AmblesideNOW initiative is off to a very poor start. Something must be done immediately to rectify this debacle. At the very least, the signs should be removed to mitigate hazards which may lead to injury, reducing the liability exposure of the municipality and the sign company. Thomas Macleod Zimmerman West Vancouver

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Kate Zimmerman sibling agreed. Paul Cameron is now co-founder and chief executive of the New York start-up Booktrack, which makes e-books with soundtracks and musical accompaniments for iPads, iPhones and, eventually, Google’s competing Android phones and tablets. “Sometimes life gets in the way of a good read,” Booktrack’s website audibly informs us, in a video that intrudes ambient sounds like honking car horns on the reading experience of a bookish commuter, who immediately puts on earphones. “Enter Booktrack. By blending inspired sound design with great stories, Booktrack creates a totally high-def immersive reading experience. Ambient audio, sound effects and music are carefully synchronized,

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Far be it from me to discourage reading, but discourage this development, I must. As you know, many people now read books on their iPads. They stroke the screens to flip pages with that irritating hand motion that will inevitably lead to widespread swipe fatigue, for which we will all have to feign sympathy. But even self-satisfied iPad users find that it’s hard to set aside a hushed moment to enjoy a book. We are all blanketed in layers of media, to the point where we’re now addicted. The brother of one Paul Cameron, for example, was trying to read a book and listen to his iPod simultaneously and found himself unable to fully concentrate. Rather than thinking, as you or I might, “Maybe I should turn off my iPod or stop reading,” it occurred to him that noise should be introduced to books — which, as you know, are painfully silent. Evidently, his entrepreneurial

celebrating the imagery of the author’s text, and drawing you deeper into the story. “With Booktrack, reading isn’t just words on a page; it’s a truly sensory experience.” Personally, I’ve always liked the fact that words on a page form pictures in my own imagination. England’s The Daily Mail headlined its story about Booktrack “That’s the end of a quiet read.” One e-mail wag responded with “That’s awesome! Next we should replace the text with moving pictures.” Indeed. If we readers were looking for a “truly sensory experience,” we’d wait for the 3-D movie to come to the iPad, which it surely will. Alarmingly, Booktrack’s slogan is “Hear the future of reading.” I remember my toddlers enjoying the odd gimmicky book where they could press buttons to get complementary sounds. It gave them no end of fun to make Cookie Monster say “Me want cookie.” Have adults really devolved that far? At present, Booktrack’s virtual shelves offer a handful of fairy tales, two sci-fi thrillers, and a work by Sherlock Holmes. I spent a few seconds online reading Arthur Conan Doyle’s The Adventure of the Speckled


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Too many mayors spoil the N. Shore broth

Dear Editor: In less than two months, we will go to the polls to elect our next municipal government. The time has come for a serious, citizen-based discussion about eliminating the multiple bureaucracies operating on the North Shore. Our community operates three municipal governing bodies, employing three mayors and 18 councillors who represent fewer than 200,000 citizens, and whose cumulative salaries are estimated at $787,000 annually. By comparison, the City of Vancouver’s one mayor and ten councillors service 600,000 citizens and cost their taxpayers only $750,000 annually. This estimate does not include the salaries of the employees who are hired to run these multiple bureaucracies or the operating budgets needed to maintain the bureaucratic machine. Clearly, this situation is not cost effective. The response of our elected representatives regarding this issue has not been encouraging. The customary reply, “there is no appetite for amalgamation,”



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Ambitious councillors go home Dear Editor: Before Premier Christy Clark about-faced and quashed the idea of an autumn election, District of North Vancouver Councillor Mike Little confirmed his interest in running for provincial office in North Vancouver-Seymour, and city Coun. Craig Keating was nominated for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. Is it a question of ethics for municipal politicians to attempt to re-elect themselves

when obviously they have designs on moving up the political ladder? Would it be the right ethical decision for Mr. Keating and Mr. Little not to run this November, allowing other candidates to vie for their seats who intend to complete their threeyear municipal terms on behalf of those who vote for them? John Sharpe North Vancouver

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The New York Times points out that adding an audible element to books is nothing new, since some authors have suggested playlists to accompany their novels. Those authors, however, chose that music themselves — they didn’t have it imposed on their work afterwards, with no say in the matter. True techies, bless them, appear to be averse. Charlie Sorrel at heads up his remarks with “Bad Ideas: Booktrack Adds Sound Effects, Music to Books.” “Booktrack: Just a Horrible Idea. Really Horrible,” writes Paul Carr at But businessinsider. com’s Alyson Shontell writes that “An Awesome Startup Launched Today That Could Change How You Read Books Forever.” (Her use of the word “awesome” in a headline is one hint that shrewd opinions may be scarce on the ground.) Shontell claims to have gone off into a corner at the launch party, put on headphones and begun listening to “Da Vinci Code,” as she calls it. “Immediately, music started to play appropriately with the words,” she marvels. “Right as we read a line about a door slamming shut, we heard the exact same sound.” Hee-haw! It’s almost like that teluh-vision thang.

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Judge rules drivers get one chance to blow

BMW driver requested breath test after refusing Jane Seyd

A police officer who stopped a suspected drunk driver in a roadblock on the Lions Gate Bridge was not required to offer the driver a second chance after the man had already refused to give a breath sample, a provincial court judge has ruled. Judge Bill Rodgers of the North Vancouver provincial court told Kenneth Komenda in a recent ruling there are no second chances when it comes to a request to provide a breath sample. Accordingtocourtdocuments,WestVancouver police Const. Dominic Toa stopped Komenda as Komenda drove his BMW convertible across the Lions Gate Bridge Aug. 6, 2010. The officer asked Komenda if he’d had anything to drink that night. Komenda said he

hadn’t. But Toa smelled alcohol coming from the vehicle and asked Komenda to step out of the car. When the officer repeated his question, Komenda said he’d had some beer two hours before. Toa then asked Komenda to provide a breath sample. Instead, Komenda asked what would happen if he refused to blow and was told he’d face the same penalties as a driver who failed the breathalyzer test. Komenda refused and was arrested and placed in the police car. Komenda’s lawyer said once in the police car, his client changed his mind. He argued the police officer should have given him a second chance. But the judge didn’t agree, noting Komenda is a successful businessman and clearly understood what was being asked of him. “If the courts say that a driver must receive a second chance to provide a breath sample, then why not a third chance? Or a fifth?” said Rodgers. “Such a requirement would render the breath demand legislation largely inoperative.” Rodgers found Komenda guilty of refusing to comply with a breath sample, which carries a mandatory minimum sentence of a $1,000 fine and one-year driving ban. A sentencing hearing is set for next month.

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Defence lawyer David Walsoff asked for leniency for the boy, a high school student who has no prior record. Walsoff said it’s still not clear exactly what happened that night, but added alcohol was a significant factor. “If he hadn’t drunk half a twenty-sixer, this wouldn’t have happened,” said Walsoff.

Judge Carol Baird Ellan told the teen the bus driver “doesn’t think you should get a slap on the wrist. If it was up to him, you’d be going to jail.” But she added, “I don’t see you as a hardened criminal.” The judge ordered the teen to do 30 hours of community service and write an apology letter to the driver. In addition, “If you get drunk, you’re not allowed to take the bus,” she said.



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November 19 is general voting day for local governments in British Columbia. Eligible electors will vote to elect a Mayor and Councillors for the District of West Vancouver, and School Trustees for the West Vancouver Board of Education, School District #45 (West Vancouver). Election Information Meeting For the benefit of prospective candidates and voters in the District of West Vancouver and School District #45, an election information meeting, which will include information regarding qualifications for office, elector qualifications (resident and non-resident property electors), advance voting, mail ballot voting, voting on general voting day, and the election process, will be held: Date: Wednesday, October 5, 2011 Time: 6:00 pm Location: West Vancouver Municipal Hall – Council Chamber (at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC) For more information contact the Election Office, Legislative Services Department, West Vancouver Municipal Hall at 604-921-3459 (hours: 8:30 am to 4:30 pm, Monday to Friday, excluding statutory holidays). S. Scholes, Chief Election Officer

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A resident of the Kiwanis Seniors Housing complex in West Vancouver says redevelopment plans — which face a public hearing Monday — will push out low-income seniors.

“We’re going to be like the wooly mammoths,” said Michael Pope, 78. “We will not be able to live here anymore.” Pope’s complaint is that accessibility features in the proposed building on the 900-block of 21st Street will lead to larger, and thus more expensive, units. He says Kiwanis has done “a great job” housing seniors over the past 60 years, but felt he had to lobby Kiwanis to include smaller, cheaper apartments in the new building. The plans currently include 10 bachelor suites. “But they’re 500 square feet, not 400 like the old ones,” he said. “I know the price of a rental unit is directly

proportional to its size. They have displaced 35 people who were renting for about $500 a month. Those people will never be able to move back here.” Pope said Kiwanis won’t give him an answer on what the new units will cost. “They have refused to produce any figures on the rents,” he said. “I’ve sat down and figured it out. I averaged out rental rates per square foot for different types and it looks like the 500-square-foot bachelors will rent for about $625 and the one-bedrooms will rent for about $938, something like that. That is beyond the capability of a lot of people who live here, certainly the people who moved out. It totally ignores the reality of the situation. We have people living here with as little as $12,500 per year income. We have a median income, based on my personal census, of about $18,900.” Pope acknowledged that some of his peers will need the larger units. But many, he argued, face financial rather than physical challenges. “If we hired an expert consultant on interior finishing, wiring, lighting, carbon stability and energy efficiency and set them loose on an apartment, it would probably be 2,500 square feet. It would be a Taj Mahal,” he said. Calls to Kiwanis were not returned by deadline.

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helped him on his career path. Initially he planned to pursue employment as a construction worker, but now he is leaning towards gardening in some capacity. Both Leo and Sop7aoq came in as beginners and have shown real progress. They’ve become true stewards of the land, which makes them invaluable to their community, said Cease. “The more youth we can get into this, the better,” she said. Community support The Ustlahn Social Society is continuing to see involvement increase. “First and foremost, our project is about feeding people. And through feeding people, we see cultural elements attaching themselves naturally and helping (us) strive for self-sufficiency and autonomy and for each and every one of our nation members to have a sense of pride in their food and where it comes from,” said Cease. Funding and support has come from a variety of sources, including the Squamish Nation band council. “Over such a short period of time, they’ve had already many successes,” said Squamish Nation Coun. Deborah Baker. Baker sees value in the society’s work in giving individual community members the skills they need to adopt healthy eating habits and to grow their own food in their own backyards to feed their families. She also sees the potential for its application in other communities, both First Nations and the general population. Baker hopes more community members get involved in the society. “I want to acknowledge Barb Wyss as the lead and the elder in our community and . . . Cease Wyss who is very knowledgeable about our traditions . . . . We’re really lucky to have people like them who really want to do their best in providing whatever they can,” she said. The society has also received funding from Vancouver Coastal Health through its Advancing Urban Agriculture Initiative grant program, an initiative focused on increasing food security locally while improving access to healthy foods for those with low-incomes. “I just have tremendous respect for the work that they do and how much energy (they have). It’s amazing the results that they’ve achieved,” said Margaret Broughton, community nutritionist for VCH North Shore, based out of Parkgate Community Health Centre. “Programs like Ustlahn are increasing people’s

skill with both gardening and preparing food,” said Broughton. “That helps to increase people’s access to vegetables and fruit and also increase their consumption of vegetables and fruit, which ultimately will improve people’s health.” Broughton has partnered with the Ustlahn Social Society to use the Chief Joe Mathias Centre for Table Matters, A North Shore Discussion About Urban Agriculture and Sustainable Food Systems. The free event, which will feature a presentation by Ustlahn youth, is set for Friday, Oct. 28 at 1 p.m. (Info: The Ustlahn Social Society is continuing to build community partnerships: for example, members worked with Capilano University on a project providing digital technology training to seniors at the Squamish Nation elders centre. In the spring, the Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions Club funded and built a greenhouse in the Harmony Garden. Lion Bryan Terrace opted to stay involved and is now an Ustlahn Social Society director. The organization was also supported by staff from Home Depot in West Vancouver at a shoreline clean-up at the estuary Sept. 21. “I just think it’s such a powerful, amazing project that has done so much for our people. It’s opened up so much, and the more that it exists, the more that we do,” said Cease. Society members encourage community members to join them in their work. “We’re always looking for volunteers,” said Nahanee. Needs include: garden and estuary workers; help with designing a website; expertise in the areas of gardening, cooking and nutrition; and donations, both monetary, and in the form of supplies for the community kitchen and garden. Contact: Rennie Nahanee at rnahanee@gmail. com. Representatives of the Ustlahn Social Society are presenting a fundraising celebration featuring dinner and entertainment Saturday, Nov. 19 at 5 p.m. at the Chief Joe Mathias Centre. Funds raised from the evening, which will be MC’d by Coast Salish actor and physician Dr. Evan Adams, will support their efforts to co-host a diabetes conference with the Squamish Nation’s health services department in June 2012. Tickets: $25/$20 are available at the door or by phoning the nation’s health services department at 604982-0332. The Squamish Stories series will return next week with a look at the struggle to preserve the Squamish language.

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Capilano University celebration

by Cindy Goodman

Credit union CEO and president Chris Catliff and board member Peter Leitch have a chat.

Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities’ Peter Gaskill and the credit union’s Catharine Downes attend.

North Shore Credit Union board chairman Dave Davenport, Capilano University president and vice-chancellor Kris Bulcroft and credit union vice-president Doug Smith celebrate the launch. Representatives of Capilano University and North Shore Credit Union gathered at a celebratory event at the North Vancouver post-secondary institution Tuesday. Guests were there to celebrate the partnership resulting in the newly named North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts. Those in attendance enjoyed performances by musical theatre and jazz studies students, as well as a presentation of the Arts Club’s Buddy: The Buddy Holly Story.

Capilano University Foundation chairwoman Jeri Krogseth, Steve Krogseth and Capilano University’s vice-president of finance Cindy Turner flash their smiles.

Donors George and Lee Grills team up for a photo with Capilano University’s Alex Kershaw and Robert Campbell.

Ashley McCallum and Alison Bailey greet guests.

Karen Wickerson and Drummond Macdougall wait for the performances to begin.

Neptune Terminals president Jim Belsheim and North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce president Anne McMullin enjoy the festivities.

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health notes From page 14 Vispassana Meditation: Learn about one of India’s most ancient techniques of meditation, Wednesday, Oct. 5, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-987-6959 or www.northwestvancouver. Beyond the Blues: A depression and anxiety education and screening day will take place Thursday, Oct. 6, 9:15-11:30 a.m. and 1:153:30 p.m. at the I Hope Family Centre, 399 Seymour Place, North Vancouver. The program will focus on perinatal depression and is targeted at parents/caregivers of children under age six. Info: www. or 1-866-917-4673. Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) — Coping With Winter: Respiratory disease educator Barbara Moore will give a presentation for individuals with lung conditions, as well as family and friends, Friday, Oct. 7, 1-3 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Learn tools to manage COPD, asthma and other lung diseases. Registration: Rosemary, 604-9046200, ext. 4150 or Local Volkssport Club will host a non-competitive five/10-kilometre walk in the Deep Cove area Saturday, Oct. 8 at 10 a.m. Free for new participants. Info: Verni, 604-682-8390.

However, when a man makes a commitment to marriage (however unnatural the institution) he is committing to controlling his sex drive. There are important principles and values at play here. Does it not make sense to presume that something significant is askew in the world of an individual who allows sexual pleasure to override integrity and deception to erode trust?

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WV woman sharpens her skills WHITE crane spreads its wings. Repulse the monkey. Embrace the tiger. Sound unfamiliar? Not to Bernice Moir. She’s been practising tai chi for 12 years now.

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choreographed that the need to focus on the movements took my mind off my worries,” she explains. “There is a certain meditative aspect that comes over time. It’s very calming and I’ve learned a lot about patience.” Classes were held in West Vancouver’s old recreation centre when Bernice started. Back then, students at various levels of proficiency were taught together in one room. Those multi-level classes, particularly for beginners learning the complex sequences of postures, were challenging for the students and teacher, Brad Wyatt. Wyatt had been a student of tai chi until 1987 when his teachers moved away and he inherited their classes. “I had to learn to teach very quickly,” he says. “Fortunately, when you teach, you learn fast.” Wyatt explains the progressive nature of tai chi. At the introductory level, students focus on learning the complex series of forms. This takes time and requires the full attention of both student and teacher. Students progress at their own pace through the intermediate and advanced levels with many, like Bernice, incorporating tai chi into their daily lives. Today, the three levels of tai chi practice are offered in separate classes at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. Wyatt believes this is unique in the Lower Mainland, certainly on the North Shore. As well, the centre offers a class in qi gong that focuses on

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TAI chi enthusiast Bernice Moir holds the big top star position. breathing and the flow of energy in the body and a class that incorporates swords into the practice. Yes, swords. Tai chi started as a martial art in China a very long time ago. The ancient choreography represents stylized forms found in nature that influence our bodies, minds and spirits. Performed mindfully, the sequence of poses, or forms, in tai chi improves balance, flexibility and co-ordination — both mental and physical. Range of motion and lower body strength are increased. Regular practice has been proven to lower blood

pressure. Osteoporosis Canada recommends tai chi and golfers use it to improve their swing. Around the same time that she began tai chi, a long-held wish came true for Bernice. On her 60th birthday, her husband John presented her with a piano. “I had always wanted a piano but had neither the time nor the money to purchase one,” she says. Bernice was born in Smithers in 1941. Her family moved around the province as her father found work in the Esquimalt shipyards during the war and in the

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

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Tai chi beneficial at any age From page 20 at Capilano College where she worked until she retired nine years ago. These days, music is as important in Bernice’s life as her tai chi practice. An ardent student of the piano, she is working on a Chopin waltz, a Mozart sonata and a minuetto by Scarlatti at her home within walking distance of the seniors centre. Bernice sings too, although she insists she’s not ready for Carnegie Hall just yet. She belongs to Local Vocals, a group that sings world music, gospel and bluegrass for pleasure only.

Tai chi is beneficial at any age; however, both Wyatt the teacher and Bernice the student recommend beginning sooner rather than later. The payoff? “It will sustain you for a long, long time,” says Bernice. For more information on tai chi classes, call the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre at 604-925-7580 or visit www.westvancouver. ca.


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NOTICES Seniors Gathering: A free drop-in program for an informal get together and chat from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. David Kaufman from Simon Fraser University’s faculty of education will discuss his research around seniors and

Dealing with Anger and Guilt: Family counsellor Mark Morissette will explore common ways guilt and anger are expressed, how we’re affected by communication styles in growing-up years and finding new ways to relate as a caregiver, Wednesday, Oct. 19, 6:30-9 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources in Capilano Mall, 203-935 Marine Drive, North Vancouver. A free

program for unpaid family or friends caring for someone with an illness or disability. Registration: Karyn, 604-982-3320 or Seniors’ Housing Options — Moving by Choice, Not by Crisis: A free online seminar for seniors and their families, Thursday, Oct. 20, 7-8:30 p.m. Gerontologist Wendy Johnstone will facilitate a discussion about deciding when the time is right for seniors to move out of their homes. Housing options and

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If you have at least two years of playing the violin, ongoing private lessons and an interest in Celtic music come to learn and play with us on Wednesday evenings in a lively ensemble setting from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. in North Vancouver. For ages 9 to 11.

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Veterans’ Lunch: All veterans involved in the Second World and Korean Wars are invited to a lunch Saturday, Oct. 22, noon-3 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Dress will be jacket and tie, no uniforms. Fee: $22.50 for a three-course lunch and entertainment. Register by Oct. 17 at 604-925-7280.

Calligraphy: Fridays, 10-11:30 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $15 per season, plus cost of materials. Info: 604-9802474 or

ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Bazaar and Craft Group: Mondays and Fridays, 10 a.m.noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-9802474 or

Craft Group: Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or

Beginners Watercolour: Thursdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $15

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SENIORS Missing Teeth? Loose Dentures? Get Permanent Teeth-in-a-Day DENTAL IMPLANT INFORMATION SEMINAR with Dr. Peter Balogh Join us for a public dental implant lecture and discover the many benefits of this proven procedure. Learn how to recapture your confidence, smile and enjoy your favourite foods. At this FREE seminar you will hear about: ! What steps are involved ! How implants can help you ! How many missing teeth can be replaced

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KAJ Mogensen, 92, displays his model ships, including this SeaBus, at the fifth annual Boat Show at the Creek, held Sept. 22-25 at Mosquito Creek Marina.

what’s going on for seniors From page 22 strument and play in a variety of keys and styles, and possibly play in the community, Wednesdays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $1/$2, coffee, tea and cookies provided, at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn

Valley Rd., North Vancouver. For more information, phone 604-987-5820. Pottery: Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $15 per season. Info: 604-9802474 or Quilters’ Rendezvous: Bring your own projects to work on

with fellow quilters, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. For more information, phone 604-983-6362 or email kshubert@myparkgate. com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to

Dr. Peter Balogh, BSc, DDS, DABOI, is a renowned dentist and authority on implant dentistry, with over 20 years of experience. He is a member of the American Academy of Cosmetic Dentistry, International Congress of Oral Implantologists, and American Academy of Implant Dentistry. In 2006, Dr. Balogh was appointed as a Diplomate of the American Board of Oral Implantology. This organization has awarded less than 400 diplomates worldwide.

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Leave your estate in good shape for your loved ones DON’T let the words “estate planning” deter you from making sure you have indeed planned to leave your estate in the best possible shape.

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Unless you manage to spend it all, you need to know the income tax rules to make sure your estate goes to your beneficiaries the way you intend. And if you are likely to be a beneficiary, you need to find a tactful way to ensure your parents or other relatives have done their estate planning homework, or are working with a competent advisor. Wilmot George, director of tax and estate planning at Mackenzie Financial Services Inc., cites a case in which a widower left his $410,000 RRSP to one adult son and his non-registered $105,000 mutual fund to the other. Those were the only assets. When the father died, the $410,000 RRSP was added to his income, which meant the estate was liable for the $188,000 tax. So the $105,000 mutual fund had to be used to pay part of the tax, with the remaining $83,000 coming out of the RRSP. “Not only did the father’s desire to provide the $188,000 inheritance for one son not materialize, but the amount the other son received also fell short of expectations,” said George. Unless an RRSP/RRIF goes to a qualified beneficiary, that money will

Organize estate to avoid confusion later: ■ Tax rules foil dad’s intentions ■ One son gets nothing, the other less than expected ■ Percentage division better than dollar amounts always be taxed as income in the year of death. One of the simplest approaches is to bequeath assets by using percentages of the net value of the estate after all taxes and other costs have been paid, rather than dollar amounts. That solves the problem of dealing with changing total estate value. Unless you are dividing the estate equally, more challenging is deciding the different percentages. Get legal advice to make sure the will isn’t challenged, which could reduce the estate’s value through legal costs. All the above assumes you have a will and executor whom you trust to carry out your wishes competently. If you don’t, the law says who gets how much; the public trustee will oversee everything and charge the estate for services rendered. Mike Grenby is a columnist and independent personal financial advisor; he’ll answer questions in this column as space allows but cannot reply personally — email mike@

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B.C. reds: plenty of aging potential Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

LAST week’s big winner at B.C. Wine Institute’s Chef Meets Grape Small Plates Challenge was O’Doul’s exec. chef Chris Whittaker, who wowed the judges with his Pinot Noir-cured Pink salmon, matched with Garry Oaks silky smooth Salt Spring Island Pinot Noir 2009 VQA. The other guy pretty happy with the win was Lynn Valley fisherman Rick Burns, who caught the salmon on his Pacific Provider. Aside from the proof that frozen-at-sea seafood can stand on its own with the

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CHANTERELLES and bacon in this salmon dish by chef Chris Whittaker made it a perfect pairing with Garry Oaks Pinot Noir. best, here’s further evidence of how B.C. Pinot can be well matched with salmon. That said, you don’t want to opt for a wine that’s too heavy: Garry Oaks Pinot is medium-bodied with just the right balance of fruit and juicy acidity, and easy tannins that didn’t fight with the fish. The chef’s use of chanterelles and bacon made for a complete and perfect pairing that picked up on the earthy notes in the wine. Earlier in the day we tasted through some back vintages of leading Okanagan wineries, to get an idea as to how the wines are aging. A few standouts from a strong

field included a still very vibrant and grippy Poplar Grove 2003 Merlot; Mission Hill’s well integrated 2004 Oculus (grab the ’07 if you can); and CedarCreek 2004 Platinum Reserve Pinot Noir still bursting with bright red fruit and acidity. No question: properly cellared Okanagan reds have plenty of potential to develop over the years. ■■■ Is there an Amarone in your future? There could be. Somehow, even the name itself conjures up a seductive persona that seems truly fitting for such a celebrated wine. Last call for what promises to be one of the

season’s highlights: Amarone Amore, a five-course gala dinner paired with wines from Italy’s Amarone Families, Oct. 6 in the dazzling Rosewood Hotel Georgia. Wine guru-about-town Kurtis Kolt, charged with matching up the 12 wines, rightly notes “While Amarone wines are incredible to ponder on their own, it is when they are enjoyed with food that one can really appreciate their nuances, depth and versatility.” If you’re even remotely an Amarone lover, with names such as Allegrini, Masi, Speri, Tenuta Sant’ Antonio and Tommasi in the line-up this one’s a spectacular deal. Tix $250 or ($2,250 for a table of ten) include a reception, all the wines, food, tax and tip, as well as a chance to meet the very people behind wineries, and bid on the silent auction of signed large format bottles. Proceeds benefit the Vancouver Playhouse. For more information or to purchase tickets, please call 604-629-2103 or email info@ ■■■ Belly’s Best It’s interesting how quickly the shift in the weather can switch our minds to red wine. Here’s a trio of worthy B.C. reds that could

have you running for your cassoulet recipe. ■ Tinhorn Creek Cabernet Franc ’09 VQA. B.C. Cab Franc’s star is rising, thanks to wines such as this, the best yet from Tinhorn’s Sandra Oldfield. Look for dark cherry, blackfruit and soft earthy notes wrapped in good structure with easy tannins. A serious deal at $19.90.

■ Stag’s Hollow Noir Simply Noir 2010 VQA. Easy drinking, spicy, juicy, medium bodied blend of Merlot, Cab Franc and Pinot Noir, with a touch of oak and approachable tannins. Think pasta or pork chops; $19.99. ■ The View Red Shoe Red 2009 VQA. A fun label and guess what? It’s actually Pinotage, blended with Merlot to flesh out the palate for an affordable, fruity, plummy drop. Perfect with grilled meats or cheese; $14.50.

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Bus driver: Churchill House Retirement Community is

through regular weekly visits in their homes, by going for walks or sharing in other activities and helping them with access to the community.

looking for a bus driver to take elderly residents on short outings to local North Shore areas, including shopping malls, and assist with the loading and unloading of walkers and other seniors’ shopping items. A Class 4 driver’s licence is required.

Program co-ordinator: A volunteer is needed to contact speakers, such as health professionals or others familiar with the medical field, and arrange for them to give presentations. The volunteer would also conduct the meetings.

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Gaillimh Galway is the fifth largest and the fastestgrowing city in Ireland. The city takes its name from the Gaillimh river (River Corrib) that formed the western boundary of the earliest settlement, which was called Dún Bhun na Gaillimhe (“fort at the mouth of the Gaillimh”). The word Gaillimh means “stony” as in “stony river” (the mythical and alternative derivations are given in History of Galway). Historically, the name was written as Gallive, which is closer to the Irish pronunciation. — Wikipedia


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HANGING out at The King’s Head pub in Galway watching the world go by.


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THE Irish love of a party was evident everywhere in Galway City during the couple of days we were there. We arrived during the 57th Annual International Oyster Festival — a celebration that coincides with the crustacean’s harvest season. It’s location on the banks of the River Corrib at the bend of Galway Bay which empties into the sea makes it a prime place for such an event. The festivities of the Oyster Gala evening had begun earlier in the day with a rollicking street parade, featuring energetic strains of traditional Irish music, fancy vintage cars and the crowning of the comely Oyster Pearl, who presents the mayor with an oyster — a tradition since 1954. That evening, at the gala, we witnessed what looked like a mob dance, but this one occurred not in the streets but rather in a formal dining hall, replete with white-clothed

tables and guests in cocktail dresses and tuxes. Without prompting, but as if on cue, hundreds of people stood on their chairs, twirling white cloth napkins to sing along to pop songs. There were plenty of singalongs in this manner, but the most unforgettable was the 1970s Neil Diamond hit that everyone knows the words to: Sweet Caroline. As the party wore on into the wee hours, our Irish hosts kept asking us, “Are you havin’ any craic yet?” Craic, pronounced “crack,” is the gaelic word for fun. Who wouldn’t be, with such an uninhibited outbreak of joviality? The Galway International Oyster Festival is an annual event that brings people from around the U.K. to sample oysters raw and shucked or bobbing in the deliciously thick and smoky seafood chowder. The festival is but one merrymaking event in this the city unofficially dubbed Ireland’s festival and arts capital. As you wander along Shop, Quay, Middle, Mainguard and High streets, you’re likely to stumble into a jubilant crowd hoisting a pint or two in the bustling pedestrian zone along narrow streets. Here are a few suggestions of what to check out: See University page 30

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University students 30% of population From page 29

— 3 p.m.: Once you’ve checked into your hotel, take a walking tour in what poet W. B. Yeats deemed the “Venus of the west.” Galway is home to the Northern University of Ireland and students make up 30 per cent of the city’s 75,000 souls. That may help explain the degree of partying and drinking, our tour guide Conor Riordan of Legend Quest Tours ( tells us. His 90-minute tour begins in Eyre Square in the centre of the city. (It’s also known as John F. Kennedy Memorial Park because the U.S. president of Irish descent stopped here on his way home from Berlin in June 1963, months before he was assassinated.) Riordan tells us tales of lynchings, and we learn that the word lynch was coined in this city — actually a last name of one of the 14 families which once ruled the roost in Galway City. We ambled along a boardwalk between the canal and river, where industrial mills once stood, but which have been gentrified into trendy condos or homes. 5 p.m.: Not a fan of Guinness, the national stout? Try one of the local craft brews like Galway Hooker Beer, or a local cider like Bulmers (known as Mangers internationally), a refreshing option on a warm day. Of course, there’s always the Irish whiskey. Then pick a pub, any pub, out of the hundreds. Tig Coili is just the place to get into the Irish spirit. If you stick around until about 7: 30 p.m. you’ll be treated to the Irish musical version of a kitchen


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party, when musicians raise their fiddles, flutes and bodhran drums. Most pubs have ceili nights, but the Tig Coili breaks out the jams every night. — 8 p.m.: Head to another of the many pubs, not only known for what’s on tap, but also for tasty pub fare. The Quays Pub and Restaurant is notable for its fresh oysters. Or, there’s the King’s Head, perhaps the best known pub in all of Galway. It’s famous for several things: its selection of beers, the atmosphere and bar food — mainly pizzas and old-fashioned Irish fare. The building’s been around since the 1600s. There’s entertainment nightly. Find a comprehensive list of the city’s best pubs at — 9 a.m. to noon: For breakfast or brunch, head to Griffin’s Bakery Tea Rooms on Shop Street, an institution since the 1800s for its artisan breads, baked breakfast goodies, including yummy quiches, buns — even pizza — and a good selection of caffeinated drinks. Sit inside the cosy tea room if it’s raining or, if the sun’s out, enjoy the patio under the green awning, a prime perch for people and busker-watching. Chances are good you’ll strike up a conversation or share a table with an affable local. 11 a.m.: Since you’re on Shop Street, you might as well shop. If you’re looking for good quality traditional Irish goods, like knitwear, head to the famous O’Mailles Woolens and Such. The storied store is noted for its Aran sweaters (from the Aran islands just west of Galway Bay and hand-knitted by 170 regional knitters). Caps, sweaters, scarves -for men, women and children are pretty reasonably priced, and there also cashmere capes and wraps. Stop by Thomas Dillon’s Claddagh Ring Museum, which hand-crafts the rings which date back to medieval times. Once the traditional wedding band of the community, the rings have two hands holding a heart with a crown. They are stamped “original” and made on the premises, which has been a Galway institution since 1750. Prices start at $50. — 3 p.m. For another pub stop, try Taafes for its friendly atmosphere, good grub and live music. Then be sure to head out for a tour of the winding roads of western Ireland, its rolling or rugged hills, fields of limestone rock, crumbling castles and port towns.

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SINCE you’re on Shop Street you might as well shop. If You Go: Where to Stay: Radisson Blu Hotel & Spa: Contemporary, clean-lined rooms, just a few minute’s walk from Eyre Square and downtown. Rates start at $104 per person. G Hotel: Posh and arty boutique digs created by Galway-born fantastical hatmaker Philip Treacy, where every room is uniquely decorated. Summer specials include a rate of $87 per person per night. Hotel Meyrick: Four-star hotel with a stately facade overlooking Eyre Square in the city centre. It’s earned the title of “grand dame” for being the oldest hotel in the city. For more information, go online at


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Big or small: greeting the right way LIKE most owners of large dogs I have had my share of little dog encounters.

It usually starts with the little dog overreacting to the large dog’s approach by charging, barking, snapping and sometimes attempting to bite the large dog. Often, the owner of the small dog expects the owner of the large dog to keep their dog in control at all times to ensure the safety of the small dog. Recognizing the unfairness of this situation I got to thinking one day: when or how did this overreaction of small dogs towards large dogs start? Dogs, be them large or

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small, are not born with a fearful nature. This fear, unfortunately, develops as they enter their imprinting stage (the puppy stage between eight weeks and

four months of age). Owners don’t make enough effort to socialize their small and large dogs with each other. Even when owners do socialize their dogs these efforts can go awry if both parties (the large and small dog owners) can’t recognize when their dogs are not engaging with each other in a way that will promote happy future encounters. Initially, when two dogs meet they approach each other nose first, then head around to sniff each other’s hind end. Then one initiates a play bow or they move on their way if they are not interested in being social. When dogs are of equal size this usually goes off

without a hitch. But when a small dog and a large dog meet problems often arise. The small dog, due to its size, often can’t finish the greeting process. The large dog can certainly bend over to touch noses with the small dog but when it comes to sniffing the hindquarters the small dogs . . . fall short. This is where the confusion sets in as nature dictates that dogs follow the proper greeting protocol in order to gain information and establish status. The greeting process continues to fall apart when one of the dogs initiates play. A large dog pouncing into play in front of a small dog can be intimidating and the




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certainly teach them how to do that. One way is to use a greeting command. This controlled greeting exercise has a dog approach either a dog or human calmly and in control by the handler. While on leash, a dog is requested to sit and give attention to the owner. Once attention is given the dog is guided — usually with a treat — to keep their focus towards the object they are to greet. Once they are close the dog sits again and only when it is calm is allowed to greet the person or dog. To a small dog this can ease a great deal of anxiety around large dogs approaching and it can temper any aggression a small dog may have developed when it greets large dogs. This can also be used to control any prey drive a large dog may have triggered when it sees a small dog. As always, being proactive, taking control of the situation and acting responsibly can help everyone and every dog become a more social and happy dog.

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Parry second at PGA Assistant’s nationals

NORTH Vancouver’s Bryn Parry finished second at the PGA Assistants’ Championship of Canada played Sept. 18-21 at the Cherry Hill Club in Ridgeway, Ont.


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CAPILANO University golf team member Matt Steger follows through on a blast for the Blues. A win at last weekend’s UBCO tournament in Kelowna vaulted the team to a No. 2 ranking in Canada.

Blues shoot up rankings Andy Prest

THE Capilano University golf team soared to new heights this week, winning the Sept. 22-23 UBC Okanagan tournament before entering the national rankings for the first time in team history, climbing all the way to No. 2. Matt Matheson led the way for the Blues during the two rounds at Kelowna’s Okanagan Golf Resort, shooting 69-72 to finish in a tie for second place at 141, two strokes behind UBCO’s Cody Bell. Kyle Moody and Kyle Roszmann shared a tie of fourth place at 145. With the team’s top four scores from each day adding up to a cumulative team

Win jumps Cap golf team to No. 2 in Canada

total, Capilano ended the tournament with a score 578, six strokes ahead of the runners up from UBCO. The win vaulted the Blues onto the national ranking board for the first time since the university’s golf program was resurrected in 2008. Head coach Dale Schienbein was there four years ago as the team was hastily assembled for their first season of play since the program’s first incarnation folded in 1990. “We were just scrambling to get people in uniforms and figuring out where we

were supposed to go and what time we were supposed to be there,” he said of that 2008 season. “It’s kind of neat to be at this stage now where we’re not just looking to get to the tournament and get back safely and make sure everyone is reasonably competitive. Now we’ve got our sights set on winning things. That’s tremendous for the kids, it’s great for us and it’s great for the program.” The team has a strong connection to the North Shore and, in particular, North Vancouver’s Seymour Golf and Country Club. Schienbein is the head pro at Seymour and the club lets the Capilano team hold their practices there. Every member of the team has connections to the club as well, said Schienbein, with several of the players growing up there as junior members and others spending their

See Strong page 36

Parry, representing North Vancouver’s Seymour Creek Golf Centre, shot seven-underpar 209 in three rounds to finish behind Edmonton’s Mike Belbin and his winning score of 11-under 205. Parry shot 68-68 in the opening two rounds to make it into the last group of the final round but could not close the gap on Bilden, shooting one-over 73 to end the tournament. Parry’s stellar first two rounds pushed team British Columbia — made up of Parry, Edd Boudrea, Josh Fleming and Doug Morgan — to victory in the tournament’s inter-zone team competition with Alberta finishing in second, nine shots behind. ••• North Vancouver’s Devin Rajala was recently awarded the first-ever Frank Reynolds Memorial Bursary in conjunction with the Whistler Spirit Run which took place Sept. 24 at Whistler Olympic Park. The bursary is to be awarded each fall to a graduating high school student athlete who plans to continue on in athletics at a post-secondary institute. Reynolds was a longtime running coach and mentor on the North Shore, working with middle- and long-distance racers at the NorWesters Track and Field Club for 17 years. “I am both honoured and thankful for this award,” said Rajala, a graduating Argyle student, in a release. “Frank Reynolds was an inspirational coach who was respected by everyone that knew him. One of my favorite quotes from Frank, ‘Focus on the process not the outcome,’ demonstrated his knowledgeable approach to the sport. He really propelled his athletes to success on and off the track.” The Whistler Spirit Run, a cross-country event, is part of the Vancouver Sun Run Series and the B.C. Athletics Cross Country Series. For more information on the race and the bursary visit Submissions for next year’s award must be received by Dec. 1, 2011. — compiled by Andy Prest

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Strong ties to NV’s Seymour golf club From page 35

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AN incoming ball poses problems for members of the Handsworth and West Van senior boys soccer teams during a regular season game Sept. 26 at Ambleside Park. Handsworth won 1-0 in an OT shootout. So far this season Handsworth has won all three of their games in OT, giving them six points through three games to sit in a first-place tie with Sutherland. Visit the photo gallery section at for more pictures.


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summers working there. Moody is the reigning course champion at Seymour while Matheson is the junior club champ. “It’s kind of neat,” Schienbein said about the connection between the club and the team. “Obviously that was never really thought out but it’s interesting how it’s developed. By no means are we trying just to take Seymour kids — we do qualifying and tryouts and everything like that, the scores kind of dictate who is going to be there — but it is interesting. It’s not just a coincidence, the club really does a great job in terms of creating a culture for the kids to develop and expand their games.” Moody has been with the Capilano squad since its inception and has been stalking the Seymour fairways with Schienbein for a lot longer. “Kyle Moody is now probably six-foot-four and I can remember when he was waist-high to me — and I’m only fivesix,” Schienbein said with a laugh. “He couldn’t hit the ball anywhere because he was so small but he was always a great putter.” Now Moody is Capilano’s team leader and No. 1 player. Matheson and Matt Steger are Capilano’s Nos. 2 and 3 starters while Roszmann and first-year player Dylan Hughes round out the current top 5. Connor Rosenlund, Ryan O’Keefe, Rylan Nelson and David McGlone are also on the team’s roster. The team’s success this year is linked to its depth of talent, said Schienbein. “I’d love to be able to tell you it’s just from outstanding coaching and development here that we’ve got to this stage, but no,” he said. “Normally our fourth and fifth guys would be struggling to break 80, (but this year) our fourth and fifth guys have been consistently under 75. That makes an enormous difference in terms of those extra strokes that it saves per tournament.” Every stroke of every round counts in the team game of Capilano’s league, the Pacwest (formerly the BCCAA). The provincial championship is based on cumulative scores from See Capilano page 37




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Eagle fights Raven

A member of the Carson Graham Eagles senior girls field hockey team battles Amy Jones of the Rockridge Ravens during exhibition play Sept. 19. The Eagles won 3-0 and will host West Van in a rematch of last year’s provincial final Oct. 5 at 3:30 p.m. Visit the photo gallery section at for more photos.

Capilano golf program restarted in 2008 after 18-year hiatus

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all four of the tournaments on the schedule, meaning a stroke in early September is weighed exactly the same as the last putt of the season. It takes a while to get used to the format, said Schienbein, and Capilano now has veteran players who have been there and know the score. “Every shot is important all the time, not just for you and for your score but for the team, the coaching staff and the university. That’s an awful lot more pressure to play golf under,” said Schienbein. “If someone three puts a green and hits a driver out of bounds the next hole because they were angry instead of knowing that they should be hitting three wood off the tee, that two-shot penalty could mean the difference between winning the provincial championship and finishing second.” Capilano’s veterans do a good job of drilling that point home with the rookies, said Schienbein. “There’s a lot of talking in the vans on the trips and in the hotel rooms about the importance of that and I think that’s sinking in

with the younger guys. And that’s something we didn’t have the first few years.” The Blues finish off the Pacwest schedule with a trip to Victoria this weekend and then the league finale Oct. 8-9 in Chilliwack. A top 2 finish in the provincial ranking — the Blues currently sit in second, two shots behind the University of the Fraser Valley and four shots ahead of Camosun — would earn them a trip to the national championships in Prince Edward Island Oct. 17-21. The team may be nationally ranked now but that doesn’t mean anything when it’s time to tee it up and swing away. “We’re not happy with just being nationally ranked. That’s great, but that happens — we can’t even control what ranking we receive. All we can control is how we practice and how we prepare for each of the games,” said Schienbein. “We’ve got a lot of unfinished work to do. We set some very high goals for this year. We’ve got a deep team in terms of talent and we’re certainly looking towards winning the provincial championships and that’s the immediate goal.”

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SMITH - Wilda Jean (nee Magee) May 25, 1912 – Sept. 22, 2011 Wilda passed away at the age of 99 in North Vancouver. She was born in Gull Lake, Saskatchewan and moved from Camrose, Alberta to Vancouver at the age of 16. Predeceased by her husband Stanley Fenwick Smith and her brothers James and George Magee. Wilda will be lovingly remembered by her two daughters Wendy McCrea and Sheila de Groot (Ian) of North Vancouver, her grandchildren Meghan Bawa (Dipin) of Surrey, Kelly McCrea (Jean Luc Charbonneau and their daughter Amelie) of Courtenay, Patrick McCrea of Halifax, and Margo Ross (Mike Mawdsley) of Victoria. Wilda was fond of bridge games, crossword puzzles, political discussions, picnics, and her daily gin and tonic. She had a unique sense of humour that remained with her until the end. No service by Mom’s request. If desired a donation to her favourite charity the Canadian Red Cross would be appreciated. Thank you to the kind staff who cared for her at L ion ’s Ga t e H o sp i t al an d Inglewood Care Centre over the last few months.

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KELLOF, Odette It is with a heavy heart that we announce the passing of our beloved Mother, Grandmother and Great Grandmother, Odette on September 23, 2011. Odette l i v e d i n N o rt h V a n c o uv e r (formerly West Vancouver). She was born to the late Walter and Elizabeth Fayad on June 12, 1923 in Zahle, Lebanon. Odette was married to the late Walter Kellof and is survived by her four children, Edward, Marcelle (Paul), Lorraine (Keith) and Bernadette (Steve), seven grandchildren and one great grandson. Odette is now playing the slots in the Heaven Casino. Win big Odie! In lieu of flowers, the family has requested that donations be made to the Cancer Society.

Heath, Victor Oct.13,1918-Sept.20 2011 Born in Lloydminster Alberta, Victor passed away at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver on September 20, 2011. Predeceased by his wife Barbara, he is survived by son,Charles (Fran), daughter, Bevin (Rich) grandsons; Aaron (Darcey), Tim (Brenda), Mike & Dan and great grandsons; Ronin, Kairo & Zac. Victor set an example for family, friends and colleagues with his integrity, curiousity and passion. Respected as a teacher, forester, and international consultant, he enriched the lives of those he met. His family will remember him as the teasing Poppa with a twinkle in his eye and the gentleman with a rose. Canada's first National Tree Day occurred the day after he died, a fitting reminder of the importance of trees and the significance of the natural world in our lives. Victor taught us all to see the forest for the trees. A Service will be held @ West Vancouver United Church on Thursday, October 6 at 11:30 am.Donations in Victor's memory may be made to First United Church in Vancouver

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It is with deep sadness the family of Bill Frost announces his passing on Friday, September 23rd at Lions Gate Hospital after a brief illness. Bill is survived by his sons Bill (Susan), Scott and daughter Barbara Ann (Jeff) and his very close friend Dawn Gray. He will always be remembered fondly by his grandchildren Tyler, Matthew, Jacob, and Gabrielle. Predeceased by his loving wife of 48 years Ann Marie, sister Pauline, and brother Stacey. Bill was born in Battleford, Saskchewan to a pioneering family that relocated to Abbotsford in the early 1930s where his father started a family business, Frost Auctions, that ran well into the 1980s. After primary school, Bill attended Ridley College in Ontario and the University of Washington where he graduated in 1950 with a BA. He was active in sports playing football, rugby and boxing. After graduation he took up sales with Proctor & Gamble in Toronto. Eventually his career turned to residential real estate in North Vancouver and it became clear he was a natural at it. After a few years he had a loyal following of dedicated customers and more business than he could handle on his own. Likewise, he was very loyal to everyone who served him, and if you treated him well you had a customer for life. He retired from real estate completely in 1992 to spend more time travelling with Ann, fishing with the Lions Gate Anglers, and golfing with the boys at Gleneagles. A few years after Ann’s passing he was fortunate to meet up with Dawn and they spent seven great years together travelling to exotic places around the world, hiking in B.C. and golfing in Palm Springs. Bill was an old school people person, an eternal optimist, who loved to spend hours socializing with good friends, spending time with his family and enjoying every minute life had to offer. Special thanks to Dr. Baines, Dr. Follwell, Dr. Kroll, Dr. Edmonds, and all the palliative care nurses on 7 West at Lions Gate. And a special thanks to the many friends, family, and neighbors for their help and support during these past few weeks. Bill touched all of us and we will never forget him. No service by request and in lieu of flowers, donations in memory of Bill may be made to the Palliative Care Unit, Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver B.C. “Old Salesmen never die; they simply go out of commission”


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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent is on opposition, opportunity, crucial relationships of all kinds. New horizons beckon. If these are foreign, intellectual, cultural, or involve higher learning, publishing, religion or law, pursue them. But if you pursue them merely for your own gain, you’ll hit barriers, especially Sunday and Tuesday. Your sexual, romantic blood is pulsing – add that to this month’s accent on relationships, and the result is obvious. This week, you could meet true love and a viable mate (both in one) – ambition will play a critical role, for good or bad. Joy comes, Thursday/Friday! Taurus April 20-May 20: Maintain a healthy lifestyle, eat and dress sensibly. This is a superb time to sink your teeth into a major chore or project – and to impress the powers that be (Wednesday to Friday). However, be wary on the home front Sunday – and all week (no arguments, especially philosophical ones) and avoid machinery or materials with which you aren’t familiar. Your ideas are a bit off-kilter Tuesday, so don’t promote them – and try not to accept chores this day. Saturday brings friendship joys, and starts a month of marital bliss (sweet responses for singles, though “big love” eludes). Gemini May 21-June 20: Romance, adventure, nature’s beauty, charming kids, success in sports, games and speculation – a possible vacation – you ride a winning streak. You’re also restless, ready to travel. You talk easily, make friends, and can gather information quickly. Sunday pits wanderlust and “easy friends” against “future horizons.” Let the latter win. Don’t invest Monday eve, all Tuesday. An Aquarian “type” might clearly demonstrate an attraction to you Wednesday to Friday. However, though times are good for short-term love, the bigger picture advises waiting until June 2012 onward.



Cancer June 21-July 22: Your domestic situation, kids, garden, farm, food, mortgage, security, home ownership – you have to take some serious, supportive actions in these this month. You might cut someone/ something out of your life, and begin letting (an)other(s) in. Careful Sunday – avoid impulsive money actions, and friends who urge you to spend. Relationships you want to cultivate hit “road bumps” Tuesday, but a good friend might fill Monday. Look after investments, finances Wednesday to Friday – good luck abounds here! (They’re good “sexy” days too.) Love, children, beauty bring quiet bliss Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead are not supremely important, but your career remains under great auspices, so use the natural restless, communicative, determined and attention-getting influence that flows over you now to further your career, speak to those in charge, seek information bearing on your ambitions, etc. Sunday raises your romantic antennae, but results are uncertain. A situation might pit your morals or legal awareness against your ambitious urges. Be honest. Tackle (only) routine chores Monday/Tuesday. Wednesday to Friday present many opportunities, if you’re flexible and eager. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Chase money. You can make some Wednesday to Friday by plunging into work, getting a new job, landing clients, or otherwise expending effort. Your intuition will be high about a work-money connection – follow a mild little impulse without questioning it. This is a splendid time to purchase machinery or health supplies, especially cosmetic oils. Earlier, Sunday’s for home, but contains a dangerous “possibility” of being too adventurous in financial, sports or “hidden sexual” zones. Romance might enchant you briefly Monday/Tuesday, but it’s not a winner. Saturday’s busy, alive.

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Make your mark, grab success! Your energy, charisma, timing and effectiveness soar to a yearly high. Get out, ask favours, take charge, give instructions, tackle things that intimidated you before. Your popularity, while not broad, is intense and fortunate, bringing you just the right people, especially if you’re seeking partnerships. (Though this is better for financial than marital partnerships, as sex is high, but fidelity isn’t.) Still, popularity/partnering conflict with money/ sexual desires Sunday: be cautious through Tuesday. Romance, creativity soar Wednesday to Friday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Rest, lie low, contemplate, plan. Be charitable, spiritual. Deal with government agencies, large corporations, wherever red tape rules. Don’t compete: pick safety. Bosses are temperamental, but you can impress them with “pure work.” Sunday’s good for money, but take care this day through Tuesday: words could go where you don’t want them to. A competitor, opportunity or “career adventure” is dangerous (though it could succeed). Home, real estate, security are blessed Wednesday to Friday. Your intuition’s excellent about “letting go” of somebody/thing. Romantic notions Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Popularity, optimism, flirtations, entertainment, social joys and the feeling that a wish has come true: these fill this month. Romance, higher education, international matters, or legal affairs might hit a strange barrier Sunday – it’s as if you’re fighting yourself, yet you win. (Avoid legal hassles through early November.) Money and work combine well Monday, but money obstructions fill Tuesday. Run errands, travel, communicate Wednesday to Friday – friends, siblings are helpful, true blue – romance, deep affections possible. Spend Saturday quietly: rest, enjoy nature.

Oct. 2 - 8, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Be ambitious – bosses, parents and VIPs favour you now (especially this week). Engage in a series of conversations or “proposal meetings.” Be careful Sunday – trying to mix romance and sex, or investments with a gambling mood, might trigger uncontrollable events. Your energy, magnetism and sense of timing improve Monday/Tuesday: be creative Monday, ambitious both days. Your money and earnings outlook improves mightily Wednesday to Friday: your intuition about business, career is tops these days. Saturday’s for friends, happiness. Until mid-November, don’t invest impulsively. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: All intellectual, learning, publishing, international, cultural, legal, religious and similar activities are favoured in October – more this week than later, so don’t delay. (But lie low Monday/ Tuesday.) Relationships are intense – don’t talk so rapidly no one can interject. You could jump all hurdles (especially Sunday or Wednesday to Friday) and find yourself in a huge love affair, scheduled for marriage, or in a huge fight! Wisdom is needed, but you have lots of it this month. You toy with relocating, perhaps a short distance. Your real estate outlook is grand, lucky. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Mysteries, secrets, half-sensed forces and truths – the depths of life draw you every October. These depths include sexual urges and large finances, health diagnoses, intimate commitments and lifestyle changes. These are very favoured now, especially Wednesday to Friday – overcome any weariness or indecision and dive in. Earlier, Sunday pits your duties against a desire to talk, wander or travel. Your hopes rise Monday/Tuesday, but proceed cautiously. Work remains intense, and will continue so to mid-November – but it’s lucrative, so keep at it. Your energy rises Saturday. • Reading: 416-686-5014



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Econo Moving & Storage will be holding a public auction on October 15, 2011 at 11am. The following accounts are in delinquency and will be sold to recover monies owing under the ’Warehouse Lien Act’ Kyla Prentice, Colin Southerland, Bonnie Ross, Ron Longoz, Simone Dejaray, Barbara Mai, Justin Goosen, Donald Murray, Monica Benson, Sahar Afshar, Justin Wilson, Jamie Spittel

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North Van Apt. Rentals

172 VICTORY Ship Way @The Pier: Brand New. 7 appl, air/c,1 br $1700 Anson Rlty 604-671-7263 1730 Chesterfield 1br, faces north, dw, balcony, prkg avail, pet neg. Nov. 1. 604-987-5841


Apartments & Condos



North Van Apt. Rentals

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★2 BR. $1440 Views, Storage. Parking avail. No pets, 604-988-7379 1 BR, large bright, balcony, grnd flr, h/w flrs 15th/Lonsdale, $895 incl ht

& h/w ns np Nov 1. 604-323-4467

2 BR, large, faces south, hardwood, Mahon Park area, $1250 incl heat & hw, ns, 604-617-3602

Lonsdale, $1130 incl heat h/water ns np, Oct 15. 604-323-4467

1 BR, central Lonsdale, large suite, balc. heat, prking, hw, coin wd, ns, np, $850, 604-921-6410

TUCKTON PL. 1520 Chesterfield Ave 2 BR $1,295 No Pets. Wdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406

2 BR, lrg, bright, reno’d, 15th &



Apartments & Condos


326 WEST 1st St. 1 br view $825 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916

1 BR view, nr Seabus, Nov. 1, $975 incls h/w, heat, prkg. Gym. Refs 604-984-9394


Apartments & Condos


1 BR SPECIAL $825 2 BR $1225 some renos. Lynn Valley No dogs no Smoking 604-980-9219


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Collectibles & Classics


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, stunning views, Designer colours make this very large 2 br & 2 bath, Lower Lonsdale top flr condo ideal. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2300. 1 prkg + storage. Avail Nov 1. Tim 604-925-3171


1980 450SL, collector plates, 123K, 2 tops, seafoam green, original paint, exc. shape! all records $13,000, 604-921-9788


2007 JEEP Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4 wd BCAA inspected $22,960 89,600 km’s 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

Two new listings... 1 bd den 1 bth deck 1 pkg 1450’ Parkgate Shops Close Seymour Mountain and Golf Deck/eating area kitchen Great square footage $1495/ 2 bd 1 bth faces west deck Central Lonsdale New! Bright On transit, near hospital. The St. Georges Villa apts $1495/ Royal LePage Northshore Kristin @ 604-671-6175

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA 2 BR - Avail November 15th For $1850/mo. Fully Reno’d, granite countertops, Breathtaking ocean view, new appls, d/w, new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, 2 balc, 1.5 baths, HW floors, Walk to shops & restaurants. Steps to Seawall, transit & beaches. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

Ventana - 175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368, 1 BR, ground level, patio, prkg, N/P, lease, $1400


West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers

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


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

Sports & Imports

1983 MERCEDES 300, diesel turbo, runs well, serviced, $2,490. 604-261-4310 or 604-710-2317 2001 VOLVO S60 2.4, loaded exc cond, 1 owner, local, 155K, dealer serviced, $4500, 604-984-9942


1996 Terry Travel Trailer, 27 ft $13,000 obo. Front slider, rear bdrm ducted heat, air, large fridge, microwave, 3 burner top, oven, electric jack, large awing, attached stabilizers, new batteries, tires. Excellent cond. Original owner, great ‘Snow bird’ unit. Many extras. 604-817-4724 2004 PLEASURE - WAY PLATEAU M/H Mercedes Benz Turbo diesel. Immac cond fully loaded with Onan Generator, 62,937k’s, $59,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks RV PACKAGE $15,900 - 2001 26’ Triple E Topaz 5th wheel, 1995 Chev Silverado pick up 175,000k’s. Both excellent condition. Ph 604-824-2068


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Parts & Accessories

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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

WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm, enclosed balc, prkg, rec fac, new paint, utils incl, NS NP, $895 778-865-7455


1973 TRIUMPH 750 Bonneville 6' over front end, Mikuni carbs, K&N filters, $5000. Ph 604-792-6404 or 604-316-3358 (lve message)

2007 PONTIAC Torrent FWD (moonroof) BCAA inspected $12,980 81,000 k’s 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

2007 DODGE Caravan BCAA inspected $8,960 77,000 km’s 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty included

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RENTALS cont. from previous page


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR +den lower Lonsdale, 1100sf. avail mid Oct - Apr. 1, ns, np $1600incl utils 604-986-2504

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

Avail Furn Rooms. Grand Blvd. $800 - $1000/mo 3-8mo ns np. 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites


Houses - Rent

1/2 dozen homes available now... Beauty in Blueridge! Ready to go! Reduced to move asap Hwd, updates, fenced yard 4 bd 3 bth recroom garage Close to Hockey Rink $3195/ Low Maintenance Lot Lwr Ambleside, close to beach 3 bd up den on main, guest or nanny accommodations down, dble garage $3995/ Dundarave, Oozes charm on flat lot, south back lane, access garage. Greenhse garden, orchard type feel 5 bd den, 3 bth hwd $4695/ Lower B’P’s Westcot School ’Two detached’ homes for extended family or office/ studio set up. Share the ambience & pool! Double Car Garage pkg... 4 bd 3 bth main home 3 bd 1 bth, smaller home. Sunny Serene setting West Coast! $6995/ ’Stearman Estate’ like property. Semi Waterfront sea views! Pool hot tub 5 bd 2 den 4 bth. Bright White , carrara marble, steam shower, ss appls gas stove, 2 laundries, hwd floors main Double Garage $9995/ Royal LePage Northshore facebook and twitter Kristin 604-671-6175



1 BDRM, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, DVD, phone, w/d, suit n/s student Oct 1, 604-987-2839


Shared Accommodation


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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, bright garden ste, suits 1, ns np, own w/d, nr amen, N Van, immed, $840. 604-838-1936 msg

1 BR bsmt, near Park Royal West Van. fully furn & equipped, all appls. $1100 incl utils, NS, NP, avail immed. prkg, 604-364-7442 1 BR+, cute, large, excellent location Garden & Marine, $795 all incls. Nov 1, 604-984-7168 1 BR large, bright, garden entry, Delbrook, bus, Oct 15, $950 incl util, w/d, prkg ns np 604-817-4100 1 BR, new top flr, views, 650 sf, Upper British. Prop. $890, tv/i-net included. NOW. 604-921-4002 1 BR ocean view West Van, 5 min bus/beach, gas f/p, $1300 incls wifi hydro & heat, priv patio, furn/ unfurn, ns 604-926-3138 1 BR walk-in garden suite, Lions Bay, ocean view, immed, cat ok, $825 incl util/cable 604-726-2274 2 BR +, 1 bath, 1400 sf, Grouse Woods, completely renovated, lower level, shared tennis court, np, ref reqd $1650. 604-441-7559

2 BR, Grand Blvd area, own entry, gas fp, dw, share wd, ns, np now $950+%utils, 604-728-2620 2 BR grnd level ste, Blueridge, N Van, quiet home, bright, gas fp, priv entry, alarm, storage, $1200 + 1/3 utils, immed. 604-657-6465

2 BR + large rec rm, garden level, Edgemont Village.1200sf, own entry, wd & patio, new reno, NS, NP, $1750incl utils 604-929-1835

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

2 BR, SPECTACULAR VIEW, 2 deck, furn/unfurn Upper Lonsdale $1500, ns np 604-984-8242

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 LYNN VALLEY, clean 4br+rec rm 2.5 baths, large fenced yard, near bus & shops. 778-772-3189 W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Avail Now..Details @ 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent


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

3 BR, central Lonsdale, fp, fenced garden sunny deck, 1.5 bath wd, ns, np, $1400, 604-921-6410

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STRUCTURAL CHANGES, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329


Carpet Cleaning

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



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

Call Merry Maids.

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


Townhouses Rent

3 BR, 1.5 bath, central Lonsdale, NS, new paint & carpets, $1800, avail now, 604-926-2892

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


Furnaces • Boilers Gas Fitting • Gas Fireplaces Service • Installation • Repairs

AYRE ELECTRIC licensed & bonded low rates fast service. Scott 604-785-8899 #106016 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687


$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 BBQ, OVEN & TILES/GROUT STEAM CLEANING. We steam clean them so you don’t have to! 778-855-5651

EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 GEMINI CLEANING for 1 time & regular cleaning service. Insured. Free est. Refs. 604-988-4634 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 TWO LITTLE LADIES WITH BIG MOPS. Your one stop cleaning shop!!... Call 778-395-6671



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



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



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




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



Offer valid until Oct. 31, 2011.

THE ART OF HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations Refinishing & Repairs Dust Free. Affordable Rates! Free Estimates.

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route




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




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


established 1963

GUTTER CLEANING. Call Tyler, 778-386-3783

8130 -



Odd Job Services Home & Garden Rain or Shine Indoor/Outdoor Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Do All Services. Michael 778-868-5079

A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds

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

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

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144

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

604-984-4147 CLEARVIEW MAINTENANCE SERVICE 20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore! • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604 Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at 778-229-9480

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


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

References Available

Acme Drywall. Boarding, mudding, spraytex removal. Call Kent 604-984-7171 or 604-753-1116

20 years established.

Windows & Gutter Cleaning


Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 PAVING STONES, RETAINING WALLS, FENCES, DECKS. Handyman call Paul 604-625-7611


Lawn & Garden 604.924.5296



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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby SPECTRUM REFINISHING Eco Friendly, Low Cost, On Site Refinishing of Kitchens & Baths. 604-340-7661



HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381


CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101 GEOFF’S HAULING. Fast, friendly service. 10 yrs exp. 604-328-9127, 604-926-8889



PRO GAS - North Shore Furnaces, boilers, gas fitting, heat pumps. Service & installation. 604-925-1341


Home Electronic Repair

REPAIR & Setup: Appliances, TVs, Computers. Professional Service. Call: George (778) 968-8112

To advertise call



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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 A.All Area Gardening Service • New Lawns • Maintenance • Pruning • Trimming • Topping • General Clean up Binder:

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

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

HANDYMAN - framing, decks, tiles, hardwood, drywall. Total additions & basements. Ken 778-773-6251 or 604-455-0740


DESIGN INSTALL MAINTAIN Book Your 2011 Landscape Renovation Project Now!

Local North Vancouver resident.

Call: 604-240-3344

Call Steve

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Work Done by Professionals

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

Contact Derek

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


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

You may qualify for a $25 grocery gift card from Fortis BC.





YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.



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It’s one less thing to worry about.

EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, Net, satellite, ns np, max 2, $1250incls now, 604-985-7267

SPACIOUS MODERN 2 Br bsmt suite in Pemberton Heights, wd, stove, fridge, dw, alarm, ns, np, $1350 incld’s utils. 604-971-1911


ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

A BACH suite, in quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, Nov. 1, Reno’d, ns, np, $750incl 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


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


@ 604-922-4138


23-LONSDALE: BRIGHT, clean, 4 bed, 2 ba. W/D. 1 nat gas, 1 wood f/p. N/S, N/P. Min. 1-yr lease. $2500/mo + util. See http:/ / then call 778-991-1267

DEEP COVE semi waterfront, 1 BR, office, fp, wd, 2 car garage, Nov 1. $1875, ns 604-929-5191


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


Garden Services

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


“The Grass is Greener”

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


Garden Services

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

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

~ Any size job ~

All your garden needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Fall clean-up 604-788-9687

ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

Nick 929-7732

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


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

CAPILANO Landscaping Proudly serving the North Shore. 604-878-1300 Free estimates

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HOME SERVICES Call ThE Experts 8175


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


Home Services


Painting/ Wallpaper

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

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529

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


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Moving & Storage


A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 A Magic Touch Painting SUMMER DISCOUNT Prof. Interior & exterior painting. Top Quality & Service. Free est. Insured. 604-781-4483 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ext. Specials 604-985-0402 EMERGENCY LOCAL PAINTERS

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

Quality Service with Exc Rates In/Out Light Renos, Call 604-803-8429

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount



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Garbage Removal • Deliveries


MASTER MATCH PAINTING. Int & Ext. Good Prices, 18 yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648 QUALITY painting & wallpapering. Experienced & professional, Call Arlene at 604-910-3270. QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159

Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403



Patios/Decks/ Railings



Renovations & Home Improvement



Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■

•Power Washing • Window Cleaning • Gutter Cleaning


from concept to occupancy

Winner of Gold & Silver Georgie Awards

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When your house is great except…


❏ The kitchen’s too



Oil Tank Removal


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


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


We Fix The “EXCEPTS…”

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Since 1978






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

604-630-3300 604-998-0218


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

From the City to the Valley

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

Call Today

PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

604-630-3300 or place your ad online at

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


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

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



Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!


25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

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All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available



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

Rubbish Removal

★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or


Fast, Friendly Service 10 years on North Shore

604-328-9127 | 604-926-8889 1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466

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


We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.



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

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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

Tree Services


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

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

DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211


Top Soil

Headwater Management

& Handyman Service – Fall Clean-up –





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

A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 ★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

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


8335 Kitchen & Bathroom Tile Renovation Specialists

Window Cleaning


Italian Artisans – Quality Work

Tonino 778-322-ETNA

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

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

Serving the North Shore since 1963

Est. 1978



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


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


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

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346



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

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

Bath *Kitchen* Suites & More


“We Keep you Dry”

drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187





Paving/Seal Coating


✓ RenoRite

John Pratt: 604-763-6423

❏ You need another TWO BROTHERS MOVING Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931

Save Your Dollars!

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


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



We Repair Leaky Homes & Condos


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

Renovations & Home Improvement


ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,

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


Power Washing

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




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Serving the North Shore since 1963

Pianos Flat Rate Estimates Free Experience Priceless STORAGE




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

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

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 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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A44 - North Shore News - Sunday October 2, 2011

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North Shore News - October 2, 2011  

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