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A proposal supported by Metro Vancouver to exclude First Nations reserves from municipal boundaries are being called racist by critics.

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The recommendation, voted on by the region’s board of directors at a meeting last week, states that natives and non-natives living on First Nations lands should not vote in civic elections because they don’t pay taxes directly to the municipalities in which they are located. The report, released by the Lower Mainland Treaty Advisory Committee (LMTAC), claims that the issue of representation without taxation will grow as more non-natives move onto reserve lands. It cited the Squamish Nation development at Ambleside Beach as an example, stating that the percentage of eligible voters living on reserve land in West Vancouver could increase from 7.5 per cent to 30 per cent in the next 25 years. But Squamish Nation Chief Gibby Jacob said the change would be a See Nixon page 5

North Vancouver pilot remembered at service

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FRIENDS and family of pilot Luc Fortin remembered him on Thursday as a fun-loving, active outdoorsman whose love of nature was rivalled only by his love for his wife and baby daughter. About 200 people filled the Seymour Golf Club in North Vancouver for the celebration of his life. Fortin, 44, died last Thursday when the twin-engined plane he was flying crashed on to Russ Baker Way in Richmond, about 900 metres short of the YVR runway. He leaves behind his wife, Dagne, and 16-month-old daughter Katelyn. At the memorial, Fortin’s active life was illustrated with tokens and photos See Life page 10

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A member of the Argyle junior boys soccer team makes an acrobatic play against Sutherland in the North Shore championship final held Thursday at Sutherland. Argyle won 3-1. Visit the photo gallery at for more images from the game.

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2011 GENERAL LOCAL ELECTIONS General Voting Day is Saturday, November 19 NOTICE OF ELECTION BY VOTING


PUBLIC NOTICE IS HEREBY given to the electors of the District of North Vancouver that an election by voting is necessary to elect a Mayor, six Councillors, and four School Trustees for a three-year term commencing December 2011 and terminating December 2014, and that the persons nominated as candidates and for whom votes will be received are:

If you are not on the list of electors, you may register at the time of voting by completing the required application form available at the voting place. To register you must meet the following qualifications: 0 */ ($?!H &" ?I$ &! &@8$!, 0 3?;?8E?; 9EFE'$;, 0 !$HE8$;F &" 53 "&! ?F @$?HF 6 >&;FGH E>>$8E?F$@( %!$9$8E;I B&FE;I 8?(, 0 !$HE8$;F &"1 2C !$IEHF$!$8 &A;$! &" !$?@ %!&%$!F( E;1 FG$ .EHF!E9F &" 4&!FG =?;9&DB$! "&! ?F @$?HF :+ 8?(H E>>$8E?F$@( %!$9$8E;I B&FE;I 8?(, ?;81 0 ;&F &FG$!AEH$ 8EH#D?@E"E$8 <( @?A "!&> B&FE;I-

MAYOR – One (1) to be elected GOODMAN, Margie 2780 Panorama Drive WALTON, Richard 1139 Montroyal Blvd

Resident electors will also be required to produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature). Picture identification is not necessary. The identification must prove both residency and identity.

COUNCILLOR – Six (6) to be elected GILMOUR, John 2916 Bushnell Place MACKAY-DUNN, Doug 3999 Brockton Crescent QURESHI, Wendy 1385 Draycott Road PARK, Austin 405 Orwell Street BASSAM, Roger 1257 Lucking Place DAHL, Howard 811 Porteau Place HICKS, Robin 4598 Underwood Avenue NIXON, Alan 1180 Cortell Street MACAULEY, Kevin 470 West Kings Road LITTLE, Mike 4040 Mount Seymour Parkway MURI, Lisa 2231 Seymour Blvd BACK, Holly 2100 Rufus Drive

Non-resident property electors must produce two pieces of identification (at least one with a signature) to prove identity, prove that they are entitled to register in relation to the property, and, if applicable, written consent from the majority of other property owners on title. The registered owner of real property means whichever of the following is applicable: (a) the owner of a registered estate in fee simple of the property, unless another %$!H&; G&@8H ?; E;F$!$HF E; FG$ %!&%$!F( !$"$!!$8 F& E; %?!?I!?%GH )<7 F& )87, (b) the holder of the last registered agreement for sale, unless another person holds ?; E;F$!$HF E; FG$ %!&%$!F( !$"$!!$8 F& E; %?!?I!?%GH )97 F& )87, (c) the tenant for life under a registered life interest in the property, unless another %$!H&; G&@8H ?; E;F$!$HF E; FG$ %!&%$!F( !$"$!!$8 F& E; %?!?I!?%G )87, (d) the holder of a registered lease of the property for a term of at least 99 years.

SCHOOL TRUSTEE – Four (4) to be elected BINION, Norm 2150 Hill Drive FORWARD, Barry 652 Montroyal Blvd GERLACH, Cyndi 3743 Roblin Place MCGRAW, Mike 4555 Mapleridge Drive STRATTON, Franci 4169 Valencia Avenue


All addresses are in North Vancouver

Mail ballot voting will be available to voters with disabilities who cannot travel to a voting place and to voters who will be absent from the District on the General Voting Day (November 19) and all three Advance Voting Days (November 9, 12, and 14). In order to receive a mail ballot package you must first complete a Mail Ballot Application available on the District’s election webpage ( or in person at the District Hall. Applications can also be sent by mail, fax, and email upon request. If you are not able to pick up a mail ballot package, please have your application to the Chief Election Officer by October 31, 2011 to allow sufficient time for a package to be mailed.

VOTING DATES AND LOCATIONS GENERAL VOTING will be open to qualified electors of the District of North Vancouver on: Saturday, November 19, 2011 8:00 am to 8:00 pm at the following locations:


Balmoral Jr. Secondary School Blueridge Elementary School Brooksbank Elementary School Canyon Heights Elementary School Capilano Elementary School Carisbrooke Elementary School Cleveland Elementary School Eastview Elementary School Highlands Elementary School Lynn Valley Recreation Centre Lynnmour Community School Montroyal Elementary School Norgate Elementary School Parkgate Community Centre Ron Andrews Recreation Centre Ross Road Elementary School Seycove Community School Sherwood Park Elementary School Upper Lynn Elementary School Woodcroft – Capilano Building


Mail ballot packages will be sent out on or about November 7, 2011. To be counted, your mail ballot must be received by the Chief Election Officer no later than 8:00 pm on Saturday, November 19, 2011.

3365 Mahon Avenue 2650 Bronte Drive 980 East 13th Street 4501 Highland Boulevard 1230 West 20th Street 510 East Carisbrooke Road 1255 Eldon Road 1801 Mountain Highway 3150 Colwood Drive 3590 Mountain Highway 800 Forsman Avenue 5310 Sonora Drive 1295 Sowden Street 3625 Banff Court 931 Lytton Street 2875 Bushnell Place 1204 Caledonia Avenue 4085 Dollar Road 1540 Coleman Street 2024 Fullerton Avenue

FURTHER INFORMATION For further information on these matters, see the District’s election webpage at or contact the following persons: James Gordon Chief Election Officer 604-990-2207 Natasha Letchford Deputy Chief Election Officer 604-990-2212

A SPECIAL VOTING OPPORTUNITY will be available to qualified electors who are patients of Lions Gate Hospital at the time of voting, as follows:

Linda Brick Election Coordinator 604-990-2204

Saturday, November 19, 2011 9:00 am to 4:00 pm Lions Gate Hospital 231 E. 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2L7

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EElection 2011 MUNICIPALL

* Incumbents


Christine Banham

Carolyn Broady

Cindy Dekker*

Reema Faris

Jane Kellett*

Dave Stevenson*










Parent and active community volunteer

School trustee

Graduate student, teaching assistant, mom



Number of children?


Two (ages 11 and 13)



Two adult children


Are you a member of any political party(ies)?

No answer given



No answer given


B.C. Liberal Party

Have you received union sponsorship?







Are you soliciting union sponsorship?







Do you live in the school district that you seek to represent?

20+ years

34 years

18 years

27 years

20 years

56 years

What higher education qualifications do you hold?

BA (Hons) Economics MBA ICD Governance Essentials for Non-Profits diploma

Bachelor of Arts in History from UBC (1989)

RN, BSc.

UBC BA and teaching certificate; UofT MBA; TESOL certificate; current SFU masters student

Bachelor of Arts: Sociology; University of Victoria

B.A., Masters of Counselling and Leadership Administration

What PAC experience have you had?

Ridgeview PAC. Major fundraising.

District PAC president 2009-11; District PAC treasurer 2008-09; PAC chair, Ridgeview 2006-08

A variety of positions culminating as PAC chair for two years at Caulfeild elementary.

Chair, co-chair, and DPAC rep WV DPAC; executive member from 20062011.

Extensive at both elementary and secondary levels

Three years, and then I was elected to the board

Nine years

Eighteen years

Incumbent: How many years have you served on the board?

Six years

Non-incumbent: Board meetings attended in the last three years?

None in person

24 meetings

What is the single biggest challenge facing the WV school district?

Preparing students for a diverse range of vocational or professional career paths available in the Lower Mainland so our children remain part of our community.

Keeping the district on the cutting edge of technology: We must ensure that every child is prepared to succeed in our increasingly technologically based world.

Continuing to be innovators and leaders in delivering the very best education with the resources available.

Technology. How do we integrate technology use sensibly and equitably in our classrooms equipping our students for 21st century challenges while accounting for parental concerns?

Ensuring that there continue to be sufficient funds to provide programs and services to meet the needs of our many diverse learners.

To provide the best learning experience to prepare all our students for the next stage of their education or career in a tight financial climate

How will you achieve a solution?

By engaging in a more meaningful way with key local industries, and delivering excellent programs that are relevant and meaningful to all of the students.

We must maintain consistent balance between the use of technology and core curriculum, ensuring curriculum is delivered effectively and achievement levels are not impacted.

Working with all partner groups to keep seeking ongoing solutions that work for all students.

Examine the issue with district staff, administrators, teachers, parents, and students. Develop a strategic plan recognizing what’s been accomplished and what remains to be done.

Continue to be topperforming district in province, be fiscally responsible, generate additional revenue and lobby for an increase in provincial funding.

Trustees working collaboratively with Victoria and our staff, parents and community to create the best learning outcomes for all students.

Why do we need a school board when so much is dictated by the province?

Local school boards are the forum where the community can have its say in determining local priorities and shapng programs to local needs.

The province is not sufficiently equipped to manage local issues. Local boards engage stakeholders and manage community specific issues while ensuring proper support for students.

We are co-governors of the education system. Beyond the basics our district has developed many programs of choice to meet our students and community needs.

As the current operating model, the board must be run efficiently and effectively to ensure the best learning environment for the children of our community.

School boards are critical to ensure that provincially mandated programs address local needs. Board committees and public meetings inform the board’s local decisionmaking process.

Your local board of education makes the complex business of education work for every student in your district.

Do you support longer days and a shorter school calendar to reduce costs?

Making the school calendar shorter pushes additional child-care costs onto families with negligible benefit.

West Vancouver has a two-week March break. I don’t support further changes impacting instructional days.

No, as it is not beneficial for learning and especially not for our vulnerable students.

Only if it is shown to be in the best interests of the students.

No, I support creating a district school calendar that addresses student and community needs.

I support change to the school calendar to improve student achievement and reduce costs.

Your website?

Twitter: @CarolynBroady


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14th Annual

Business Excellence Awards On Thursday, November 3, 2011, North Vancouver’s who’s who of business joined Master of Ceremonies, Chris Gailus, in the ballrooms of the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier to celebrate business excellence for the 14th year with the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. The process began at the beginning of June with a call for nominees from the community at large, continued with a short listing of nominees on September 28th and concluded with the announcement of the award recipients last Thursday night.

In addition to raising recipients’profiles in the community, the awards increase awareness and provides much deserved recognition to business leaders in the North Vancouver community. Although only one finalist could receive an award in each category, at the Business Excellence Awards, everyone was a winner! For those of you who could not attend this sold out event, please visit the North Shore News website ( next week and view the video in the Spotlight section.


Best Business

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Paul Myers Keith Plumbing & Heating Keith Plumbing & Heating is 100 years old, with offices in North Vancouver and Whitehorse. They are an award winning general mechanical contractor specializing in the construction and management of complex institutional and light industrial facilities. With expertise in design/build projects, they have successfully completed projects in Russia, Northwest Territories, Toronto and Winnipeg.

Business Person of the Year sponsored by Ratcliff & Company


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Deltalok Inc. manufacturers, licenses and distributes a world-wide patented Deltalok System — the only system that allows design and construction of permanent green structures (retaining walls, slopes & erosion control) with vegetated face without using hard materials (concrete blocks, wire baskets, etc). Deltalok System is an innovative, versatile & low impact construction method.

Service Excellence

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Chris O’Donohue The Great Canadian Landscaping Company Ltd.

Louis Gervais Louis Gervais Fine Foods & Catering

Chris O’Donohue owns and operates The Great Canadian Landscaping Company in North Vancouver and has been providing quality landscaping services to the North Shore, Vancouver and Burnaby for over 11 years. Chris has won the Business in Vancouver’s 40 Under 40 Award and BC Landscape and Nursery Association’s Landscape Award of Excellence for 2010.

Louis Gervais Fine Foods and Catering is a full service caterer for corporate events and meetings, private parties, weddings and special events. Culinary classes and parties, and a contemporary French bistro offering great coffee and gourmet food for breakfast & lunch are recent additions to Chef Gervais’growing enterprise.

Community Contribution

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Stuart McLaughlin Grouse Mountain Resorts Ltd.

Grouse Mountain is a vast alpine playground and one of Canada’s premier four season destinations. Guests are offered endless experiences in the summer season from mountaintop ziplining to visits with our resident Grizzly bears. In winter, they transform into a snowy wonderland with skiing, riding, snowshoeing and mountaintop ice-skating.

Young Entrepreneur

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Shallaw Kadir Fishworks

Shallaw opened his first restaurant at the age of 23. Since, he has been successful in elevating the North Vancouver dining scene due to his focus and dedication as entrepreneur and passion as chef. His Lower Lonsdale restaurant, Fishworks is critically acclaimed in the community and city-wide media.

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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - North Shore News - A5

Nixon defends LMTAC plan

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huge step backwards. “It seems a little bit racist to me. And I can’t think of a better word than that,” he said, noting that the band pays 75 per cent of taxes it collects to the District of West Vancouver for services such as water, sewage and policing. It does not give money to TransLink. “It’s all about wanting to control what we’re doing on our reserve lands. They were saying that municipal governments don’t have a say in what the Indians can do on their lands. Well, quid pro quo has been there forever for us — we’ve never had a right to say what they’re doing on their land.” District of North Vancouver Coun. Alan Nixon, who is also a member of LMTAC, said race has nothing to do with it. “It’s about tax fairness and equity for all people who live

SQUAMISH Nation Chief Gibby Jacob immediately within or adjacent to municipal boundaries.” While Nixon admitted that municipalities do get paid for primary services, he said plenty of other services go unnoticed. “It’s the soft things that aren’t covered by the service agreement at the present time such as the ability of nonmembers to access libraries

and recreation centres and take advantage of a whole sweep of municipally-funded services and amenities,” he said, adding the Tsleil-Waututh Nation is currently negotiating a new service agreement with the district, which may take more of those into account. If passed into law by the province, LMTAC’s recommendations could leave non-native reserve residents, who cannot participate in band council elections, without any local vote. “They may or may not have any ability to vote for the election of people who basically collect and distribute their taxes if you will,” said Nixon. “Up until now, I don’t think anybody has really given any thought to that fact.” Currently, LMTAC is waiting for individual municipalities to give their endorsement before sending its formal position to Ida

Chong, B.C.’s minister of community, sport and cultural development. Brent Leigh, deputy chief administrative officer for West Vancouver, said the district is a long way from making any decisions. “It’s just to early to say how that will actually be dealt with,” he said. “I think one of the easiest ways to think about it is in the fullness of time, it would just be like having another North Van City or North Van District beside West Van. They will have their own governing structure and their own services.” Municipalities in Manitoba and Saskatchewan already exclude reserves from municipal elections. In B.C., members of the Westbank First Nations do not participate in West Kelowna elections, nor are Tsawwassen First Nations considered a part of the Corporation of Delta.

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All-candidates’ meetings A Mayor and Councillors Candidates’ Meeting for the City of North Vancouver will be hosted by The Grand Boulevard Ridgeway Residents’ Association Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7-9:30 p.m. at Brooksbank school gym, 980 East 13th St. A Mayor and Councillors Candidates’ Meeting for the District of North Vancouver will be hosted by the Lynn Valley Community Association Tuesday, Nov. 8, 7 p.m. in the Community Room beside the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. Info: Dan Ellis, 604-816-8823. Platform Presentations: Several city council candidates will briefly present their platform and address issues affecting seniors

Tuesday, Nov. 8, from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at the Seniors Gathering meeting at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: 604-998-3460 or An All-candidates’ Meeting for West Vancouver will be hosted by the Seniors’ Activity Centre advisory board, Wednesday, Nov. 9, 2:30 p.m. at the Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. A School Trustees Candidates’ Meeting will be hosted by the North Vancouver parent advisory council Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7 p.m. at Sutherland secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave. Info: Dave at dwhitehead@

An Eat, Meet and Greet Affair will be held by City of North Vancouver Couns. Rod Clark and Amanda Nichol Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. at Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill in Westview shopping centre. Admission: $20. An All-candidates’ Meeting for the City of North Vancouver will be hosted by the North Vancouver Civic Association of Iranian Canadians Saturday, Nov. 12, 3-5 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St. Info: Paria Saremi, www.,, or 604-961-8371. See All-candidates page 10


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T’s debatable what our largely non-existent mayors’ races in the three North Shore municipalities really say about our community. The two incumbents and one mayorelect by acclamation would likely say it means people are happy with things the way they are; if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it. And it’s possible they’re right. Voters, generally, are more motivated to vote people out than to vote them in, so when there’s no overwhelming reason to change things up, it hardly seems worth the time to go to the ballot box. Certainly, there doesn’t seem to be much by way of regime change being contemplated in any of the three local municipalities this time around. In West Vancouver, where politics always seems to happen below the surface, there was a deafening silence when current Mayor Pam Goldsmith-

you said it “He was doing what he was trained to do. He was saving everyone’s lives. Unfortunately it cost him his life.” Pilot and TV host John Lovelace describes the efforts of North Vancouver pilot Luc Fortin, who died after his disabled aircraft crashed short of the runway at Vancouver International Airport (from an Oct. 30 news story). ••• “The video confirms that some of SLV’s staff members were less than forthcoming with the facts surrounding Mr. Mooney’s final minutes, leaving management unaware of the correct circumstances.” Coroner Kate Corcoran reported that staff at the Sunrise of Lynn Valley seniors home lied about Eldon Mooney’s death in January. A secret camera installed by his daughter showed him choking to death while an under-trained staff member fed him breakfast in January (from a Nov. 2 news story). ••• “To treat a busload of adults like a carload of children, it’s really not appropriate.” Greg Robinson criticizes the Coast Mountain Bus Company driver who he says spoke sharply to passengers and then stormed off his bus (from a Nov. 4 news story).

Jones handed the baton to Michael Smith. In the end, the only people who will have voted for the mayor this time are those who signed the nomination papers. In North Vancouver, neither city mayor Darrell Mussatto nor district mayor Richard Walton is facing a challenger who could be described as a credible threat. Maybe our general disregard for politics and politicians translates down to people being unwilling to put themselves forward for what is often a thankless job. That would be too bad. The lack of choice will translate into lackofengagementinthepoliticalprocess generally. That lack of engagement will in turn reinforce our lack of choice. The end result will be complacency on the part of our leaders, and ultimately a failure to represent residents’ interests.

A rec centre falls prey to politics I really like the Harry Jerome recreation centre.

I’m no financial whiz, but I do know that it’s generally preferable to spend someone else’s money, making option No. 3 the obvious I swim or exercise there choice. But the new density that fairly regularly, and its dingy, would come with that private cash rabbit-warren charm reminds is something no one wants to talk me of the rec centres of my about heading into an election. youth — and also my parents’ That’s particularly true of youth. The building is almost Mayor Darrell Mussatto and half a century old, and it wasn’t Coun. Craig Keating, who exactly a masterpiece of design are both conscious of their to begin with. It has no shortage reputations for rarely seeing of asbestos, and many of its Keeping It Simple an apartment building they mechanical systems and structures Benjamin Alldritt don’t like. There are a lot of big are already years past their buildings going up in the city intended lifespan. right now. I think a lot of the Something has to be done. It’s stalling on their part is a sense that they are taxing a shame this outgoing city council got lost trying voters’ tower tolerance. Appearing to resist new to find a solution. I wrote a story two and a half density in the courthouse neighbourhood is smart years ago about the municipality’s efforts to get politics. some federal stimulus money for Harry Jerome, The other problem is that people showed its own “shovel-ready” project. Well, the stimulus up. That’s right: The system worked. At the has been and gone, but the shovels have yet to beginning of this year, in one of the most crowded appear. The city has dragged its feet, gone on strange detours, taken key pieces of land out of the council meetings I’ve seen, the swimmers and the gymnasts and the seniors and the local residents equation, bickered about consultation and made and the lawn bowlers all read off their wish lists. rash promises along the way. There are plenty of Monday nights when it’s There are really two problems at work here. just me and a handful of staff in the audience. The first is about financing. Where it comes to So when the room is full, it gets noticed. I think paying for the new centre, the city has three several councillors looked at that crowd and options: it could fund the project using cash it thought about all the other seniors and lawn has on hand from taxpayers of the past; it could bowlers and parents of gymnasts that are out there. borrow the money from taxpayers of the future; In low-turnout elections, you can only alienate so or the bill could be paid, in whole or part, by a many constituents. private developer as part of some land-and-density The problem isn’t that all these people came to deal.


council, it’s that council gave them a lot of what they wanted, including a promise to ignore the two existing fields and the lawn bowling greens. I’m not saying they should necessarily build on Norseman Field, but not even to explore those options has really derailed the planning process. It was rash, and I wouldn’t be surprised if a new council decides to back out of that dead end. That’s going to make some people pretty unhappy. Cost estimates, obviously, are varied. But we’re likely talking about the mid- to upper-tens of millions. Harry Jerome will almost definitely be the biggest single purchase in the city’s history, and an important public building. So it’s worth getting right. Pools, gyms, seniors centres; they all cost money. Either the towers get taller or the city gets poorer. Or alternatively, the city could do nothing, which has become the policy by default. Meanwhile the existing buildings continue to decay. Oh, and the city and district are both trying to guess the other’s intentions. It’s enough to make your head spin. These are some hard truths, and elections aren’t usually the easiest time for politicians to confront hard truths. But voters who do want a new rec centre should ask for specifics about where candidates stand on what to build and how to pay. With some luck, a new council will move quickly after the election. This is a big, complicated project, and it’s going to take a while before any actually construction work starts. But council needs to make some firm commitments early in its mandate, before that 2014 election starts looking too close on the horizon.





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Sunday, November 6, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Mortal peril has nothing on a bad photo

LAST week I went up Toronto’s CN Tower and took a walk along the outdoor ledge of the tallest freestanding structure in the western hemisphere.

You might suspect that I had finally tired of my own perpetual complaining and decided to throw myself off this famous edifice to protest a world in which freelance writers are poorly paid and never knighted. No such luck. Rather, I was part of a group of junket journalists who’d been invited by Tourism Toronto to do something only 9,000 others had done before us: participate in the tower’s new EdgeWalk attraction. The “world’s highest full-circle hands-free walk” was launched in August. It’s a smash hit with the pseudodaredevil crowd — people like me, who might brave a zipline or a suspension bridge but would never set foot on a skateboard or even shiver overnight in an ice hotel. It’s the loftiest such stroll in the world, according to the folks at Guinness World Records, setting participants out on a 1.5-metre-wide, barrier-free, galvanized steel grill that’s 356 metres (1,168 feet) above the ground — higher than the Eiffel Tower. As is the case with the Grouse Mountain zipline and

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Kate Zimmerman other “adventure tourism” activities, much of the fun of EdgeWalk lies in the charm of your group’s guide. Ours was a funny young man called Brian, who quickly demonstrated that he was adept at memorizing the names of everybody he escorted. Just before we left the blessed harbour of the tower for the most unblessed ledge outside, after getting hooked onto a supporting trolley, we complimented him on this ability. “That’s me,” he said, deadpan. “Good with names, bad with safety.” The $175 price of the adventure includes video and photos for proof you ever had this much nerve. For it’s not enough on this trip to tiptoe around the tower, gaze longingly at Lake Ontario, then dash to the elevator for a relieved descent. No, Brian had each of us back away from the building until our heels

were at the edge of the ledge, then tilt our bodies out until our rear ends hovered over the panorama. (West coaster though I am, I respectfully kept my pants up.) As if that weren’t terrifying enough, next we had to put our toes to the edge and lean forward over the streetscape, as if happily pitching off. Nobody refused or fainted, but afterward, at lunch, there was voracious guzzling of Niagara wines. Strangely enough, EdgeWalk wasn’t the most gutwrenching aspect of my trip. Before I left Vancouver, I asked my husband Stanley to print up some of my business cards. He obliged, and I quickly shoved the fresh stack into my wallet. On the first day in Toronto, our group of writers enjoyed a tasting tour of the St. Lawrence Market, a Filipino cooking class, then a walkabout at Steam Whistle Brewing. At each stop, we exchanged business cards

with our hosts. Late that afternoon, I began noticing that the photographs on the cards I was doling out weren’t all the same. Most contained a picture of my smiling face, but one featured me with an iguana on my head, and another showed me wearing a highly unbecoming English Bobby’s hat. Stanley had evidently thrown in a few unappetizing images from our family photo collection. Weird, I thought. That night we went to an oyster bar and my colleagues and I gave our cards to the garrulous proprietor. I pointed out to one of my new friends that my husband had perversely printed one card boasting the ugliest picture ever of me (and that’s saying something), in which I’m sticking my tongue out like a cow masticating a wad of peanut butter. She peered at it. “Did you see what’s written on this?” she asked carefully.


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surgery?” he asked. “No!” I shouted, rifling through my wallet. “And I can’t find it, either! What does that one say?” “Kate Zimmerman: Had my writer’s block removed,” he said, wheezing with delight. That’s why leaning off the CN Tower was the least of my worries. I have a sick feeling I gave the brain surgery card to an unsuspecting host at the St. Lawrence Market, the one who gave each of us a peameal bacon sandwich. Unless I presented it to Toronto’s most famous chef, Jamie Kennedy. Trust me; I am plotting my revenge.



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I squinted. Where it should have said “Kate Zimmerman: Freelance writer and editor,” it read “Kate Zimmerman: If you don’t hire me, f*** you.” Another writer at the table chimed in that I had just given her a card showing me beaming in a Santa hat, beside the slogan “Drunk and at your service.” It dawned on me that these were cards that Stanley had made as a private joke months before. When I got back to my hotel, I called to reprimand him for his carelessness and sternly said that I’d unwittingly distributed them all day. He burst out laughing. “Have you come to the one yet with the picture of the back of your head after your brain

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Dear Editor: Irrational public policy debates like the long-gun registry interest me. In my view, your recent editorial trashing the Conservatives for abolishing the registry is seriously misleading (Safety catch, Oct. 26, North Shore News). You claim that police won’t know if there are long guns in a house post-long-gun registry. This is misleading: Police will know in the case of law-abiding gun owners because they have a “gun licence” (PAL or POL) which officers can check from their cars. But post-long gun registry, as today, if the homeowner is a criminal, police will normally have no such information; criminals don’t register guns or get licences. My friends in law enforcement tell me that they must assume every house has firearms for that reason. Police will no longer be able to return stolen guns, you say. Wrong. Having lost a legal, 1,000-plus-dollar gun, the owner won’t report it stolen to the police? You quote Statistics Canada data indicating that 43 people were killed with long guns in 2009 and imply that a registry would

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Dear Editor: I am writing to make a formal apology to the coaches, players, parents and community of Carson Graham football for some of the comments I made in Andy Prest’s story about West Vancouver secondary’s recent game against that team (Return of the Highlander, Oct. 26, North Shore News). I am afraid that my comment regarding Carson Graham throwing the ball in the fourth quarter when they were up 40 points last year is not correct. It paints an inaccurate picture of what happened and implies that they were running up the score; this is not the case. Carson Graham never threw the ball when they were up 40 points at that point in the game.



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Homes filled with good hearts Dear Editor: There must be fear flooding through the minds of those who have an elderly parent in a care home this week (Coroner Says Home Lied in Senior’s Death, Nov. 2, North Shore News). Here’s a ray of hope: There are many good people who look after our elders; they have chosen their jobs because they want to give kind and dignified care to those in need. Please don’t paint them all with the same broad brush. Kelly A. Chutter North Vancouver





have saved lives. How would a long-gun registry prevent long-gun deaths when a handgun registry (which has existed since 1934) did not stop the 112 handgun deaths in 2009? You fail to report that of the 43 long-gun deaths, at least 20 were by illegal weapons (and hence non-registerable), and do not report suicides, which if not done by gun, are usually done otherwise. These statistics are not supportive of your argument. You trash the Conservatives for being “blind to the evidence, deaf to professionals and motivated by unexamined ideology.” Unbelievable! In its 77 years, the short-gun registry has totally failed to stop criminal use of short guns. The federal Liberals, needing to be seen to be addressing the 1989 Montreal tragedy, brought in long-gun registration to stop long-gun crime. Isn’t insanity described as trying something and, when it fails, trying the same thing again? That is what the Liberals did, and what many others continue to pursue. John Hunter North Vancouver


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Jail sought in WV embezzlement case Crown says thefts ruined Aboriginal orgs

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A Crown prosecutor has once again asked a judge to send two men who ripped off two aboriginal organizations for close to $1 million to jail. Crown counsel Brian McKinley asked for jail terms for Craig Ashley Morrison, 34 — who diverted the money over a five-year period while he worked as a bookkeeper for the West Vancouver-based Aboriginal Council and Aboriginal Fisheries Commission — and for Morrison’s cousin, 56-year-old Dennis James Wells. Morrison used his position as a trusted employee to divert more than $911,000 of the organizations’ government funding to Wells’ bank account. Some of the money was diverted through direct transfers, while other sums came through cheques with forged signatures. Wells then funnelled half of the cash back to Morrison. Morrison created false invoices for researchers and consultants in order to balance the books. The hearing before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Austin Cullen on Friday is the second time McKinley has laid out the facts of the case before a judge. An earlier sentencing hearing in June before B.C. Supreme Court Justice Brian Joyce was abruptly adjourned after Morrison fired his lawyer part way through submissions.

In total there were 199 fraudulent transfers over the five-year period. Nobody else who worked at the organizations — which helped native bands research land claims and advocate for fisheries rights — knew the money was being diverted until after Morrison was laid off. The federal government eventually cut off funding and both organizations collapsed. A number of emails sent by Morrison to Wells were discovered in Morrison’s work computer — including one with the subject line “moola” — detailing the bank transfers and how the money was to be split between the two men. Later investigation by police showed the emails and amounts discussed corresponded to bank transfers that had deposited money into Wells’ account. McKinley told the judge in the earlier sentencing hearing the thefts destroyed the two organizations, which had served their communities for 30 years. Other former employees also found it hard to get work after the organizations collapsed, he said. Morrison’s lawyer Isaac Ferby asked for a conditional sentence for his client, to be served under a native community corrections plan including drug treatment, counselling and an apology to all affected native organizations. Wells’ lawyer has not yet made submissions on behalf of his client. The court case has now been adjourned to a later date.

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NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to issue Development Variance Permit No. DVP-2011-00002 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 14, 2011 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. The Public Meeting has been WAIVED. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP-2011-00002 David Atkinson, Pattison Sign Group has applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to properties legally described as Lot 1, Block 136, District Lot 271, Plan 13998, located at 351 West 3rd Street, as indicated on the sketch. To permit the provisions of Sign Bylaw 1992, No. 6363 to be varied as follows: 1. Section 11.7.2(a) shall be varied to permit on freestanding sign to be located within 30 metres of a residential zone. If approved, this application would allow a commercial Husky sign to be refurbished and reinstalled in its current location along West 3rd Street. The subject sign is proposed to be 20 feet in height and approximately 7 feet in width. APPLICANT: DAVID ATKINSON, PATTISON SIGN GROUP The proposed Development Variance Permit and any relevant background material may be !F?D)-=)+ J= =#) E'4-) E' =#) <!=Z <`)Ab H)=^))F ea*I JLGL JF+ &aII DLGLN SEF+JZ =E ]A!+JZN except Statutory Holidays, from November 4, 2011 to November 14, 2011. If you wish to view the material online please go to Please direct inquiries to Jocelyne Piercey, Planner, Community Development, at 604-990-4236 or Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 14, 2011. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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Mayors’ Tribute to the Arts

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Don S. Williams award recipients Julie Kemble, Sandra Hanson and Mike Wakefield chat with host Veena Sood and North Shore Community Foundation’s Janet Morningstar.

North Shore mayors Richard Walton, Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and Darrell Mussatto show their support. Representatives of the FANS Society (Fund for the Arts on the North Shore) presented the Mayors’ Tribute to the Arts at North Vancouver’s Bistro Chez Michel Oct. 26. The three North Shore mayors were on hand to see the presentation of: the 2011 FANS Distinguished Artist Recognition Award bestowed upon Anna Wyman, the driving force behind West Vancouver’s Anna Wyman School of Dance Arts, celebrating its 40th anniversary; and, the Don S. Williams cash award to local artists Sandra Hanson, Mike Wakefield (a North Shore News photographer) and Julie Kemble. Live and silent auctions were held in support of the society, which raises funds for and awareness of emerging and established North Shore artists.

FANS board of directors members Sepideh Sarrafpour, board advisor Margo Gram, Roger Nelson, Lori Phillips and president Jacquie Morgan greet guests.

Taleeb Noormohammed, Hilda Colwell, Nancy Kirpatrick and Hossein and Mina Daliri team up for a photo.

Neil Wortley congratulates his wife Anna Wyman on her award.

Don Williams and Stella Jo Dean enjoy the festivities.

Reyhaneh Bakhtiari and Anna Yeung flank Jun Chen.

Myshsael and Johanna Schlyecher and Bistro Chez Michel owner Philippe Segur flash their smiles.

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health notes NOTICES Mentally Ill in our Prisons: The North Shore Schizophrenia Society will host a lecture with correctional investigator Howard Sapers, Canada’s independent ombudsman for federal offenders, Monday, Nov. 7, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Sapers will discuss how Canada is failing people with mental illness: failing to provide the treatment and services that would keep people with serious mental illnesses out of the criminal justice system in the first place; and failing to provide treatment and humane conditions to severely mentally ill inmates. Info: www.

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Event to remember WEST Vancouver’s Marianne Schmidt invites community members to the fifth annual Forget Me Not All-Star Musical Revue, a fundraiser for the Alzheimer Society of B.C., Sunday, Nov. 13 at Vancouver’s The Yale. Performers include Russell Marsland, Tom Lavin, Wailin’ Al Walker, Mud Dog and Sibel Thrasher. Silent auction items include an autographed Vancouver Canucks hockey stick. Doors are at 2 p.m. and performances will begin at 3 p.m. Tickets: $20. Info or to donate to the silent auction, phone 604-922-1580 or email

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health notes From page 13 Gladwin Dr., North Vancouver. Fee: $7/$5 a session with the first class for free. Info: 604971-3578. SUPPORT GROUPS 12-Step Meetings for women in recovery are held daily at Avalon Women’s Centre. For more information, phone 604-9130477.

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Shore Branch holds a monthly series of informal workshops and discussions around the issues affecting the hard of hearing on the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Subjects to be addressed will include the latest technology for hearing aids, coping strategies, speech reading and improving hearing environments. Cancer Connection: Canadian Cancer Society has

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Rain or shine an abundance of appealing recreation options exist From page 13 than 30, you’re defined as obese. Your BMI can be calculated by dividing your weight in kilograms by your height in metres squared. To find out if you’re obese, you can use this calculation, or have a body fat test done. So what can you do? The best way for your family to battle obesity is to increase activity levels. It’s easy to find ways to keep fit and stay active that your whole family will enjoy. The hardest part is making a commitment and sticking to it. Decide as a family to engage in physical activity three times a week. Then, come up with a list of activities all of you will enjoy. You can take turns choosing, or draw from a hat, just make sure you stick to your thrice-weekly schedule! There are endless opportunities for active indoor and outdoor fun.

Here are some activities to get you started: ■ Play Twister or other indoor active games. ■ Build an obstacle course in the basement or garage on a rainy day. ■ Head out to the backyard or a local park and toss a Frisbee or a football around. ■ Go for an afternoon hike. ■ Pack a cooler full of water and healthy snacks and go to the beach. Go for a walk or play a friendly game of beach volleyball. ■ If you can’t drag your teenager away from the TV, try Wii Fit. ■ Make a weekend of it and go camping when the weather suits. ■ Go kayaking, or ask another family to join you in a game of soccer or softball. Shaun Karp is a certified personal trainer. For further information call 604-420-7800 or go to

health notes From page 17 Vancouver. Info: Karyn Davies at 604-982-3320. Grandparent Connections: A meeting place for grandparents to connect with other grandparents and learn from each other by sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences, Thursdays (SeptemberJune) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. A free program, snacks and childminding provided. Info: Carol Lundrigan at 604-987-8138. The Hominum Vancouver Chapter: A support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single, meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at various locations. Info and locations: Bernie, 604-6888639 or Don, 604-329-9760. Husbands Only Caregiver Support Group: Husbands caring for a wife with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are invited to register for this group, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Registration and info: Kerri Sutherland at 604-984-8348 or Mood Disorders: The North Vancouver MDA support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Free. Info and registration: 604-988-4327, 604-8730103 or Mood Disorders: The West Vancouver MDA support group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 305 at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Free. Info and registration: 604-988-4327. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your low-cost event to

Difficulty breathing? You may have COPD (includes chronic bronchitis & emphysema), a chronic lung disease that all too often goes undiagnosed. Smokers and ex-smokers over 40 are at greatest risk.

FREE BREATHING TEST Meet with local lung health professionals and get a free breathing test (spirometry) to see how your lungs are working.

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Flash Mob: Dancers from AMED Dance Academy will perform Middle Eastern dance Sunday, Nov. 6, 3 p.m. between Walmart and Starbucks at Capilano Mall, North Vancouver.

Operation Christmas Child Shoe Boxes will be available until Nov. 18 at North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Pack a shoe box and make a difference to a child living in desperate circumstances. Info:

West Vancouver. Info: 604-9256488.

be subject to change.

Saint Thomas Aquinas School will hold their 25th annual arts and craft fair Sunday, Nov. 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at 541 West Keith Rd., North Vancouver. There will be more than 100 artisans as well as baked goods, a café and door prizes. Admission: $2/$1.

Farewell Reception and Party: A celebration for departing West Vancouver Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones will be held Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave. There will be cocktails, hors d’oeuvres, live jazz and special guests Vicki Gabereau and Kristen Nash. Admission: $45. Advance tickets only: 604-913-3634 or www.

Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Tuesday, Nov. 8, 9-10:30 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check for updates as dates and times may

Krystallnacht Commemoration Ceremony: Rajiv Jhangiani from Capilano University will give a lecture on the psychology of genocide and stories of the actual Krystallnacht events from Holocaust survivors Wednesday, Nov. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way,

SpeakerHub Toastmasters will hold an Open House Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:45-7:30 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Info: Justin, 604-981-6635 or www. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post to our online listings, go to scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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Show of art

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Flu shots: an important annual tradition Too few seniors are opting to get the vaccine

AT the beginning of every year I circle two dates on my calendar: July 1 is my wife’s birthday and Oct. 15 is the day I write my annual column on the flu shot. Guess which of those days I look forward to the most? I assumed that my first column on the flu shot, penned in 2006, would be my last on the subject. After all, the statistics really don’t change much from year to year. About one in 10 adults and one in three children will come down with the flu during a normal flu season in Canada. Health Canada reports that between 4,000 and 8,000 Canadians — mostly seniors — will die from pneumonia related to flu

and many others may die from other serious complications from the flu. Vancouver Coastal Health’s flu awareness campaign uses the slogan, “Get your flu shot. It’s safe and it works.” It’s catchy and I think correct with a couple of caveats. The flu shot does not work all the time. It’s about 70 to 90 per cent effective in healthy adults. The success rate is somewhat lower in children and seniors. Those allergic to eggs shouldn’t take it and some people experience short-term side effects after getting the shot, like a mild case of the flu. About one in a million people will develop GuillainBarre Syndrome, a nervous system disease, and most, but not all of them, will recover. Flu drugs can pose risks of their own: 10 Canadians have died after taking Tamiflu while at least 84 have reported adverse reactions to the drug. It’s fair to say that over the years I have used this column to promote the flu shot. Every year I hear from seniors who became very ill after getting the

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flu shot. They tell me they will never get the flu shot again. I’m sympathetic but I don’t believe that their experience is typical. I do think that the flu shot is currently the most effective measure we have for reducing the impact of influenza. Still, the number of calls to my office by those who are opposed to the flu shot or vaccinations in general grows every year. These callers now have their own research that suggests that vaccinations do more harm than good. The response by the health authorities to the anti-vaccination crowd has been mostly to ignore them. I think that’s a mistake. I’d like to see the health authorities develop a strategy to counter the idea that

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ARVILLA Read gets a flu shot from public health nurse Linda Buccanan at a flu clinic held Tuesday at North Vancouver’s Silver Harbour Centre. vaccinations are not safe. And if that means no more playing nice with the anti-vaccination crowd — well, so be it. Influenza vaccination rates


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have more than doubled over the past decade but too few of the people who need them, like seniors and those with chronic conditions, get them. This year’s flu shot will give you protection against three strains of influenza viruses, including H1N1. People 65 years and older and their caregivers, as well as residents of nursing homes and other chronic care facilities, can get a free seasonal flu shot. More information on the flu vaccine, the location of flu clinics, the complete list of who is eligible for a free flu shot and more can be found at www. You can book an appointment to get a flu shot with your family doctor, at a walk-in clinic, with your pharmacist or at a local community health centre. Be aware that some providers of the flu shot may charge for their service.

Vancouver Coastal Health began offering their flu shot clinics Nov. 1. All of their clinics are scheduled in the afternoon from 1:30 to 4 p.m. For a list of specific clinic dates, call the appointment line, at 604-9836863, and follow the telephone prompts to flu clinic information. The Seniors One Stop Information Line, 604-983-3303, can also help you find a clinic in your neighbourhood. Don’t forget to take your B.C. Care Card. The best time to get the flu shot is in November or early December, to give the body time to build resistance before the flu season starts. Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING It’s your responsibility

A redevelopment is being proposed for 3053-3059 Edgemont Boulevard, District of North Vancouver, currently a 6,080 square foot single storey commercial building on a 12,462 square foot lot. You are invited to a meeting to discuss the project.

Date: Tuesday November 8th Time: 7:00pm Location of Meeting: Delbrook Rec Centre, Cedar Room 600 West Queens Road North Vancouver

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The applicant proposes to rezone the site to permit a 3storeycommercialbuildingcomprisingofretailspace on the ground floor and two stories of commercial/ office space on the second and third floors and a total gross floor area of 23,847 square feet. The meeting is being held by GBL Architects, a representative of Kevington Building Corporation Ltd. and facilitated by Brenda Chaddock in compliance with District of North Vancouver Council Policy. The applicant will present details of the proposal and

discuss any concerns residents may have. Information packages are being distributed to residents within 75 meters radius of the site. If you would like to receive a copy of if you would like more information, please contact Steven Petersson at 604 990-2378 or Joe Khalifa at 604 736-4613 Ext 101, or bring your questions and comments to the meetings. *

This is not a Public Hearing. Council will receive a report from staff on issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the proposal at a later date.

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Napa still puts on quite a show

NAPA Valley Vintners came to town last week and, as usual, put on one heckuva show.

To a wine weenie, when Napa Valley Vintners come to town, it’s a bit like shooting the proverbial fish in a barrel. After all, what’s not to like about being able to taste killer Napa Cab after killer Napa Cab, with not a few other good things (killer Napa Chardonnay) in between? Where to go next? Silver Oak? Shafer? Grgich Hills? Cain? There were some surprises: for instance, Napa Riesling; who knew? From Cornerstone Cellars (“We can see the Bay from the vineyard”). Worth a taste: their delicious, cherry toned Stepping Stone Cab Franc 2009, that could show up around here soon. There was also plenty of talk about the challenging, late 2011 vintage. Winery owner (and former Burrowing Owl winemaker) Bill Dyer says he picked only about a third of his normal volume. “Consumers should expect good things out of Napa for 2011,” says Dyer. “There just won’t be much of it.”

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Ray Signorello, whose winery arguably boasts the closest B.C. connections, suggested it’s unfortunate that California as whole has been painted by some with the same big brush as a writeoff. Although 2011 yields of Cabernet Sauvignon and Sauvignon Blanc are down by about half, Merlot and cab Franc look normal, says Signorello, who says the yield on his own estate is “the lightest he’s ever seen,” and “unlike here in B.C., it’s not normal (for California) to be picking into November.” The good news? “If you like lower alcohol wines, this vintage may well

be for you, with good, ripe fruit and plenty of character; everything so far looks delicious,” says Signorello, who, like Dyer suggests 2011 has “the potential to make some of the best wines we’ve ever made . . . in very limited quantities.” “You have to pick and choose your spots,” he says. “Taste the wines like any year . . . But don’t paint us all with the Wine Spectator brush that says 2011 stinks. It doesn’t.” Look for Signorello 2007 Estate Cab Sauv: mouthfilling, complex layers of blue and black fruit with mulberry and mocha notes, $69.99, at BC Liquor Stores. Prior to the main event we were lucky enough to taste six flagship 2001 Napa Cabs — from Signorello, Clos du Val, Shafer, Heitz, Salvestrin and Cain. It was a potent demonstration of just how well these wines age. We’d be hard-pressed to pick a favourite, although the intensity of black fruit and integrated tannins of the Signorello Estate, the

still youthful, juicy acidity of the Clos du Val Reserve and the extraordinary ripe cassis and layered spice of the Hillside Select (all virtually neighbours) in particular had us hooked, not to mention the delightful minty top, great balance and dried fruit undertones of Heitz Martha’s Vineyard. In fact, if we had our druthers, based on the line-up of six flagship 2001s trotted out we’d be busy tucking away at least a few 2008s for a decade hence. There are some relative bargains to be found. ■ Clos du Val 2008 Napa Cabernet Sauvignon. Quite complex, mocha, black fruit and a spicy close, wrapped in easy tannins. Excellent Napa value. BCLS $39.99. Pick up the ’09 Zin too (specialty). ■ Cuvaison Napa Carneros Chardonnay 2009. Citrus, stone fruit and mineral hints, textbook creamy, with balanced French oak. $38.99. Also worthy, plush ’n plummy, strawberry toned Pinot Noir $32.99.

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Dinner with David Suzuki: A fundraiser for the David Suzuki Foundation and the C Blue Foundation and a celebration of the restoration of a First Nations fishery will take place Thursday, Nov. 10 at C Restaurant, 1600 Howe St., Vancouver. The evening begins at 6 p.m. Cost: $250 per person. RSVP: Dinner and Show: Le Bistro Chez Michel will present a live musical performance by Raphael Torr Saturday, Nov. 12 at 224 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. A three-course dinner will be served at 6 p.m. with the performance at 8 p.m. Cost: $45. Reservations: 604-924-4913. *Chefs for Life Dinner: Vancouver and Whistler’s top chefs will join forces at ORU restaurant at the Fairmont Pacific Rim, 1038 Canada Place Way, Vancouver on Sunday, Nov. 20 to host the fourteenth annual Chef’s for Life fundraising gala. Enjoy a 12-course dinner specially paired with vintage wines to match the occasion. Proceeds will support the Vancouver Friends for Life Society. Tickets are $350 and available at 604-782-1995 or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell


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Working Together to Manage

Snow and Ice in Your Municipality

Snow season is upon us. Your municipality monitors road and weather conditions throughout the winter months. When snow and icy conditions are forecast, crews and equipment are dispatched to clear roads on a priority basis. The first priority for municipal crews, during and after a snowfall, is to clear the major arterial streets, as well as bus routes, bus stops, and access to emergency services (e.g. fire halls, ambulance stations and hospital). The second priority is to clear collector streets and routes leading to schools. Once conditions have stabilized on first and second priority routes, crews will begin to clear local streets. Local streets are not ploughed immediately during a snow event. In the event of continual snowfall, it may take longer than normal for ploughs to reach local streets as first and second priority streets will require additional attention. Thank you for your cooperation and patience during a snow event as municipal crews work to keep your streets clear and safe. For more information on your municipality’s snow and ice removal policy and how you can prepare for winter storms, please contact your local municipality.

You Can Help


Before a snowfall:


Prepare for an emergency. Keep an emergency kit and supplies in your home, office and car. During an emergency, such as a large-scale power outage, residents may be without services or assistance for up to 72 hours. Visit the North Shore Emergency Management Office website at, or call 604-969-7000 to find out more about personal emergency preparedness and for information on free emergency preparedness workshops. 0 Stock up on food supplies and ensure that your prescriptions are filled. 0 Note the locations of fire hydrants and catch basins around your property. 0 Purchase and install quality snow tires. Tune-up your vehicle for winter driving. 0 Keep a shovel and supply of salt handy for sidewalks and driveways. 0 Make alternate arrangements (such as taking public transit) to commute to work, school, or medical appointments when it snows. 0 Monitor local weather reports.

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Drive only if necessary. Public transit is a good alternative. Park in your driveway, not on the street. This will allow snow ploughs and salt spreaders the room required to safely clear the street. This is particularly important on cul-de-sacs and narrow roadways. Please note that lanes/alleys are not ploughed during a snow event. Observe posted signs that may restrict on-street parking in some areas during periods of heavy snow. Do not abandon your car if it gets stuck. Illegally parked cars that hamper snow clearing may be ticketed and/or towed. Remove snow from your sidewalk. The owner or occupier of an industrial, commercial or multi-family property is required to remove any accumulation of snow or ice from the sidewalks and footpaths bordering the real property as soon as practicable after the cessation of any snow or ice accumulation. Residents of single-family properties are also asked to clear snow and ice from sidewalks in front of their home in order to ensure the safety of pedestrians. (Note: the City of North Vancouver bylaw also requires removal of snow from sidewalks fronting residential properties). Please visit your municipal website to learn more about snow clearing bylaws in your community: District of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 7125 City of North Vancouver Street and Traffic Bylaw 6234 District of West Vancouver Traffic and Parking Bylaw 4370 Check your municipality’s website for snow shovelling tips. Clear snow away from fire hydrants. This will make it easier for the fire department to locate the hydrant in the event of an emergency. Clear snow and ice from the catch basins in front of your home or business. This will allow for proper drainage and will reduce the chance of flooding on the street and on property. Check on neighbours and family members who may need some extra assistance.


Stay away from rivers and creeks. With heavy rainfall or melting snowpack comes increased risk, due to elevated water levels, swift moving currents, and bank erosion. Report downed power lines. Stay clear and contact BC Hydro at 1-888-POWERON. Go to BC Hydro’s website for further information about power outages at

Collection Services During a Snow Event In the event of hazardous road conditions due to snow and ice, it may be necessary to suspend garbage, recycling and green waste collection in some or all parts of the North Shore. Garbage Collection (North Van District): If your garbage collection (single family or multi-family) is missed, then collection will not occur until the next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pick-up. Please remove your garbage containers from the curb and store until the next scheduled collection day. Garbage Collection (North Van City and West Van): If your garbage collection is missed, then crews will attempt to make the collection the following day. Please ensure that your containers are not buried in snow. If crews are unable to collect your material the next day, then it will be collected on your next scheduled collection day and the container limit will be increased to accommodate the missed pickup. Note for all North Shore residences: If your garbage/recycling is normally collected from the street: Do not place your garbage cans and recycling containers on the road. Keep them on the sidewalk or boulevard and remove them as soon as possible after they have been emptied. Recycling Collection (North and West Vancouver): If recycling collection is missed, crews will attempt service the following day. If crews are not able to collect your material the next day, please remove it from the curb until your next scheduled collection day. Green Waste Collection: will be suspended in the District of North Vancouver during snow and icy conditions, allowing crews to focus on garbage collection. Green waste collection may also be suspended in the City of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver. Please check with your municipality for more information Schools can also be affected by heavy snowfall: In the event of a major snowfall, local area schools may be closed. Please check the following websites during a snow event for more information. North Vancouver School District: West Vancouver School District: or (604) 981-1234 (24 hours) Independent/Private Schools: Please contact the school directly.

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City Hall: 604-985-7761 Engineering: 604-983-7333 To report a public works problem: Operations: 604-987-7155, 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday) After hours public works emergency line 604-988-2212 For more information visit:

Main Reception: 604-990-2311 8:00 am – 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday) Snow Line (to report a problem): 604-990-2255 After-hours public works emergency calls: 604-990-3666 Email: For more information visit:

Public Works Dispatch: Call 604-925-7100 for snow removal and flooding issues Municipal Hall Call 925-7000 for other non-emergency issues 8:30 am – 4:30 pm (Monday to Friday) For more information visit:


a tribute to our

country’s heroes Lawrence Ovide (Smitty) Allard

1916-1994. Born in Sardis, BC. Served 1939-45 Canadian Army. Descendant of Ovide Allard of Hudsons Bay Co. Loved his “maple leaf forever.” Was/is loved with much affection by his niece Naydeen.

Joseph Antone United States Army

Juanita Almazon US Armed Forces

Edward Harry Ange WWII Vet. Motorcycle Dispatcher. Killed in Action.

Steven Antone Wright

Willie Kelly Antone WW II Vet (Kelly Boys)

Awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry in Action. This medal was presented to him by Field General Montgomery.

John Antone Sr.

Oliver Ange

WWII Veteran. Canadian Army Infantry.

John Anthony Antone Jr. US Marine Corps.

Rudy Baker

WWII Veteran. Canadian Army Private-K-7439

Cpl. Gerald (Gerry) Beach R.Caf 1942-1946 Served as Postmaster in Canada during World War II. Born in Regina, Sask. Currently enjoying life in North Vancouver (past 40 years). Member of the North Shore Legion Branch

ORGANIZERS FOR REMEMBRANCE DA Y SERVICE and PARADE NOVEMBER 11 at 11am. Victoria Park For The City Of North Vancouver Supporting our Veterans’ for program

Served in the US State Maritime Service. He was wounded twice while serving in the South Pacific. He was decorated with several medals, including the Purple Heart.

Cpl. Grant Belich

We're so thankful you're home safe from serving in Afghanistan to drive us crazy again, we thank God everyday! We couldn't be prouder and we all love you so much! Love Your Girls and All Your Family

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Remembrance Day Events on the North Shore


Remembrance Day Maritime Memorial Service November 11 | 10:30 am Cates Park The public is invited to join the Burrard Yacht Club in a service.

NORTH VANCOUVER Remembrance Day Service and Parade

HONOUR: THEIR STORIES, OUR HISTORY A documentary screening that features Canadian veterans, Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. at Churchhill House Globe Theatre, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver.


RSVP: 604-904-1199



November 11 | 10:30 am Victoria Park Cenotaph at Keith Road and Lonsdale Avenue.

Remembrance Day Parade and Service

Following the service a parade will march north on Lonsdale Avenue to an Open House at the 6 Engineer Squadron (JP Fell) Armouries on Forbes Avenue. Organized by North Shore Veterans’ Council Canada for the City of North Vancouver since 1948.

November 11 | 10:50 am - noon

Info: 604-313-7847

A service in honour of Veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. A parade leaves 18th Street and Marine Drive at 10:50 am and arrives at the Memorial Arch for a service at 11 a.m.



Chor Leoni Men’s Choir will perform, Friday, Nov. 11 at 1 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. Admission: $30/$25/$15. Veterans are admitted free.

RSVP: 604-263-7061

Friday, Nov. 11, 7 am-noon at the Eagles Hall, 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. There will be muffins, eggs, ham, sausages, hash browns, toast, juice, coffee and tea. Fee: $7. Proceeds will go to charity.

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Our Country’s Heroes

Capt. Michael W. Biehl

Pilot, C.A.F., 1987-1998 429 (T) Sqdn., CC-130 Hercules (World-Wide), Trenton, Ont., 1990-1995 NATO E3A AWAC's, Geilenkirchen, Germany, 1995-1998. Air Canada DC-9 / Airbus 320, 1998-present

Daniel Ted Cheer

Philip Blades

Born Wynyard Saskatchewan, March 24, 1924. Gunner in 2nd Field Regiment 10th Battery First Canadian Division 1942-1946; dispatcher Sicily, Italy and occupied Germany. Passed away age 82, December 16, 2006.

Darick Dion Cailing US Armed Forces

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Volunteered at age 18 in 1943 with the Sea Forth Highlanders. He served in France, Germany, Italy and Holland. He was killed in action in 1944.

Spr Alex Chisamore.

Joined 6th Field Squadron North Vancouver on Apr 5th, 1965. Served from 1965 to 1969 and 1972 to 1976.

CPL MHR (Bob) Chisamore

Jul 16th, 1924 He joined the Army on May 7th, 1943 as a Sapper with the RCE. He transferred to the R Winn R on Sept 14, 1944 and was KIA on Apr 7th, 1945 at Groede, Holland.

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Flt. Sgt. Edward Chisamore

1915 – 1977 Ed served in the RCAF as a crewmember of a Catalina flying boat. Ed and the crew assisted in locating Japanese ships on their way to raid Colombo, Ceylon.

Thomas Cole

Served in France, Belgium & Holland. Taken prisoner in ‘44, 10 miles from Nijmegan. Eventually delivered to Poland where he remained a POW until liberated by the Russian army. Received 4 medals and was discharged in 1945.

Spr. Harold Chisamore

1923 – 2009 He joined an RCE Construction Company in May 1941. Left Canada on July 18th, 1941 for England. He was the first of the boys to go overseas. He returned in Nov 1945.

Pilot Officer J. Alex Chisamore

L.A.C. James (Ray) Chisamore

Jan 31st, 1925 – Feb 3rd, 1945 Alex joined the RCAF on Sept 10th, 1943. After completing training he was posted to the 426 Thunderbird Squadron in England.

1909 – 1988 Ray was a ground crew mechanic with the Royal Canadian Air Force in Brandon, Manitoba.

William Corcoran

Pascal Cortez

Our Country’s Heroes

Cpl Leonard Chisamore

1917 – 1977 Len joined the RCE as a Sapper in 1940. He spent most of his time in England but was in Italy in 1944 – 1945.

Chuck Billy

Joined the army at age 17 in 1943. He trained at Camp Borden, Ontario as a Machine Gunner. Chuck was on Embarkation leave when V.E. Day was declared May 7, 1945.

Squadron Leader John Arthur Cook

Our Dad and Papa proudly served in the RCAF (WWII) from 1941-1945. Personal pilot to Supreme Allied Commander (SEAC) Lord Louis Mountbatten 1944-1945. Art passed away May 19, 1986 at the age of 73.

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The Davie Twins

Served in the RCAF 1941-1945. Bill worked in radar. Member of Burma Star and LV Legion 114. Bill passed away July 23, 2011.

Joined the Canadian Army at age 27 in 1942 and was discharged in 1945.


James Daniels

WW I Vet. Joined the Army when he was only 15 years old and was not honest about his age.

Edith Morse 1916 - 2001 Margaret Cruickshank 1916 - 2007 Mom served in the R.C.A.F. during WWII with twin sister Margaret. Both gone, never forgotten. Lest We Forget.



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Reginald Dominick

Volunteered at age 21 in 1941. He served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in England, France and Holland. Reginald was killed in the line of duty in Holland in 1945.

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F/O Warren Donald

RCAF 1953 - 1963 Served with distinction as Fighter pilot on Canadian Sabre #1 Air Division. Passed away August 12, 2010 aged 74.

Buzz Downer WWII

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Henry Downer

John Downer

Harry Pascoe Duplissie

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Served in the Canadian Armed Forces during WWII with the Saskatoon Light Infantry. He was stationed in England and Holland.

Fred Downer WWII

John Edwin Dunn

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1885 -1917 I wonder how men could be so dedicated to leave five children behind to fight for their country. Love Norm Duplissie.

Joined the Navy (RCNVR) Stationed on Newcastle Is. Served on HMCS Moolock; HMCS Mattane (K444) Training for the Pacific. Ron is a North Shore resident.

Benjamin Faulkner World War I B.C Regiment (Duke of Connaught's Own)

Capt. Percy W. Faulkner, E.D.E.M.

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Douglas H. Franklin

Canadian Navy May 29, 1942 – November 29, 1945. Douglas served at HMCS Dockyard Esquimalt with the Bomb Disposal Unit and aboard the frigate, HMCS Kokanee convoying between NFLD and Ireland.

Gerald Goggin

Isabelle Garcia Phillips WWII Vet. Canadian Army

First Airborne Battalion Royal Canadian Regiment (RCR) Start - Feb. 2, 1952 End - Feb. 2, 1955

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Harvey Gonzales

Domingo Gonzales

WWII Vet. Canadian Army 1st

Joined US Army at age 18 in 1940. Served with the 101st Airborne Division in England, France, Italy and Belgium. Harvey started out as a Medic, then retrained as a Paratrooper in England. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Discharged in 1947.

Beverly Guerin WW II Vet.

We remember. Larry Jack

Jim Ingram 1921 - 2010

Officer in the Royal Canadian Navy WWII.

Volunteered in ’39, age 29. Served with the Westminster Regiment in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, North Africa & Italy. Received 6 medals. Served with the 5th Canadian Division, under the 8th British Army.

Edward “Jock” James

Joined the Canadian Army at age 18 in 1944. He took basic training in Saskatchewan, then switched over to the Medical Corps. Jock was discharged in 1946.

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Our Country’s Heroes


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Jimmy E. Johnston

Joined the Canadian Army at age 21 in Nov. 1944. Trained with the #11 Platoon, C Coy Petawawa Regiment. He was in transit on the Atlantic Ocean when the war was declared over.

CPL. J.E. (Joey) Kohinski

Nadine Joseph

After leaving St. Paul’s Residential School she volunteered at age 18 in 1941 to serve with the Canadian Women’s Corps. She trained in Vermillion, Alberta. She was stationed in Victoria until 1945.

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Served in France, Germany, Italy and Holland. He was active in the “D” Day Invasion and was awarded 5 medals. Wounded in ’44. Pretended to be dead while Nazi’s ripped off his “Dog” tags and went through his pockets. Crawled back to Allied lines, his only ID was his Cdn. uniform.

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Volunteered at age 40 on Dec. 6, 1941. He was trained in small arms and demolitions, but served with the Canadian Forestry Corps in Glasgow. The C.F.C. produced railway ties.

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Served with Force 136 Chinese Canadian guerrilla soldiers with the British Intelligence to serve as wireless operator in India and Burma. Recruited out of high school by Major Hugh Legg Toronto. Passed away in West Vancouver 2007, age 82.

Flying Officer Ken McClelland

Served with the R.C.A.F. On loan to R.A.F., 45 Group Ferry Command during WWII. Currently flying on MS Flight Simulator.

Milton Miranda

Volunteered at age 18 in 1941. He served with the Sea Forth Highlanders in Italy and France. Milton drove a supply truck in the convoys and was also an ambulance driver. He was wounded when his truck went over a land mine.

Donald Moody

Volunteered in ’42 age 22 with the Algonquin Regiment in England, Belgium, France and Germany. Was stretcher bearer in Medical Corps when wounded & his buddies killed. Later recalled a dream his friends were calling him to go with them.

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Joseph Moody

Volunteered at age 27 in 1941. He served in Canada, The United Kingdom and Europe. He was discharged in Vancouver in 1946.

David Nahanee Wight

Served with the United Nationes peacekeeping forces in Cyprus.

Thomas Alfred Parry

Born 1921 in North Vancouver. Served 1942-1946 as Signalman in RCASC in U.K. and Continental Europe. Had 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. Died June, 2002.

Thomas Nahanee Almojuela

Now serving with the US Embassy in Monte Visio, Uruguay. A ’66 grad of the US Military Academy. Senior Army Aviator is 22 year veteran. Awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and other citations.

Andrew Natrall

Andy volunteered at age 18 in 1917. He trained as a sniper/gunner and his accuracy was 90 percent.

Robert Paull

Joined the US Army in 1987. Undertook basic training at Fort Knox, Texas. Served in Scheinsurt, Germany and Fort Hood, Texas, Saudi Arabia (six months during Desert Storm). Discharged in 1991.

Edward Nahanee

James P. Nahanee

PVT. 1st Class, 334th Infantry. Volunteered ’42 at 20, served with the American 9th Army in Europe. Received Bronze Star in ’44, Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Fought in Battle of the Bulge, killed in action in Holland, February 28, 1945.

Albert Newman

Robert Nahanee

Served in England, France, Belgium & Holland. Medals awarded: Cdn Voluntary Service Medal, Civilian Medal, Cdn Centennial Medal (’67), Outstanding Service Medal in organisation work among the Native Indian Communities in BC.

Enlisted at 17. Assigned to Germany with NATO Forces. Transferred in ’67 to Edmonton, then to Cyprus in ’68 for 6 months. Stationed in Calgary from ’68-’74. Back to Cyprus in ’71. Trained on navy ships. Disharged in ’74. Received the Cyprus Medal.

Charles Newman

Joined Canadian Navy in January ’57. Basic training, CFB Cornwallis NS, then Esquimalt for medical training for nursing. Worked at military hosp. in Esquimalt, then transferred to HMS Stadacona military hosp., Halifax. Served in the military for 2 years.


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Flight Sgt. Fred Rannard Sr.

Alfred H. Richardson 1915-2003

Enlisted in Lethbridge AB. Flew with the RCAF during World War II, over the Pacific, as a wireless air gunner. Still residing in North Vancouver at age 87.

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Peter Nahanee Garcia WWII Vet. Canadian Army

Carole Newman

George Newman

Volunteered at age 17 in 1914. He became a Machine Gunner. Served in France & Germany for four years.

Peter Rivers

Volunteered at age 33 in 1943 with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He arrived in Liverpool on Jan. 17, 1945, on the SS Mauritania. In the early morning hours he heard the bombing of V-2 rockets in the distance. Peter served in England for 20 months.

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Our Country’s Heroes


William Ryland

Petty Officer, British Royal Navy, WWII Member of Lynn Valley Legion. Loving family, daughter Maragret and Gerry Farrell. Three grand, six great-grandchildren. Pre-deceased by dear wife Sarah, after 64 years of marriage.

Captain Brian Seward

Served Royal Navy WWII 28 years Canadian Engineers Legion Member 51 years. Proud Canadian awarded Order of Military Merit Veteran's Affairs Commendation Medal

Eric Patrick Sparksman

CPL Wallace E. Smith

Fred Smalley-Johnstone Boer War 1st Royal Sussex Regiment

Flying Officer Born Nov.1/1921 in New Zealand. Trained Montreal - Ontario. Served in Malta, Tobruk, Sicily, Middle East, 1940-45. Passed away June, 2002. Love, Theda.

Served in the R.C.A.F. during WWII. He went overseas at the age of 19 in March 1943 and returned in September 1945. Wallace passed away Aug.28, 2010.

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Proud member of the 1st Canadian Parachute Battalion 1942.

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Enlisted with US Marine Corps in 1986. Stationed in Camp Lejeune N. Carolina, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Div. where he was a TOW Gunner. 3 months in Panama. Medals – Good Conduct & Rifle Expert. Honourable discharge in September 1990.

Lorne Thomas

WWII Vet. Canadian Army

Served with Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 27th Armored Div. in France, Holland & Germany. Received the Croix de Guerre w/ Crimson Star in ’47. “For exceptional service rendered during the war for the liberation of France.” The medal was the highest military award for Gallantry in Action.

Thomas Williams

Joined the US Marine Corp in 1989. Willard did his basic training at Camp Pendleton, Ca. He served at 29 Palms, Ca. In 1991 he served 88 days in the 1st Gulf War and was discharged in March of 1993.

Volunteered in ’42, at 20 w/ the Royal Highland Regiment of Canada in England, France, Holland and Italy. Wounded carrying a message across front lines. Slept for 3 days, awoke with scars on hip where doctors removed shrapnel. Received 7 medals.

Walter Williams Canadian Army ‘Died in Action’

Sgt. Ernest Edward Alexander Worth Scots Guards 2nd Batallion 1939-1945 Served WW2 Normandy.

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Museum brings London’s past alive John Masters Contributing Writer

LONDON: “By seeing London,” said Samuel Johnson, “I have seen as much of life as the world can shew.”

The Museum of London is celebrating the 200th anniversary of the birth of Charles Dickens with the first major U.K. exhibition of Dickens in more than 40 years. The exhibit, recreating the atmosphere of Victorian London through sound and projections, begins Dec. 9 and continues through to June 10, 2012.


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The great scholar (17091784) was very keen on the city, but he didn’t know the half of it. If he’d been able to tour the Museum of London, which reopened in May 2010 after a £20-million refurbishing, he’d have seen and been delighted even more. He’d have learned, for example, that at one time the River Thames was a tributary of the Rhine and that hippos, lions and monkeys used to forage in what is now Covent Garden. He probably knew that the Romans founded London, as Londinium, soon after they arrived in Britain in A.D. 43, but it would have been news to him that they overbuilt their public baths and had to tear them down because they couldn’t afford the upkeep. He would have been shocked to discover that, when the last Roman legions pulled out in A.D. 407, London’s population drifted off, leaving the city an empty ruin for more than 200 years. The Museum of London, which looks out on one of the remaining Roman walls, treats everything that has happened on the site of the city as its province, from half-a-million photo John Masters/Meridian Writers’ Group years ago to the present, but it is especially strong in certain IN the Museum of London’s new Pleasure Garden, a short film shows the upper classes of the mid-18th areas. The Roman period, for century strolling and chattering. The finery they wear is on display in glass cabinets. one, since new archaeological evidence from that era turns up just about every time someone digs down a couple London’s first escalator, nervous shoppers using it were offered smelling salts. If there’s a bit of history where the museum isn’t quite generous enough with of metres. Some of the Roman-age finds are eye-catching, such as the 43 gold coins its display space it is, surprisingly, the Second World War. The London Blitz, 11 discovered under a home in Fenchurch Street. Others bring the past alive in smaller straight weeks of bombing by the Luftwaffe in the autumn of 1940, destroyed a ways. A bit of graffiti inscribed in a wet clay tile 2,000 years ago tells us that, “For million homes and killed more than 20,000, but failed in its intention to demoralize the population. In a small screening room survivors share their recollections of the last 13 days Australis has been wandering off on his own every day.” The accession of Elizabeth I, the Great Plague of 1665, the Great Fire of 1666 events, and it is moving, but the scope of the destruction and the resilience of the — all are recounted. By Samuel Johnson’s age—the mid-18th century — London people seem to demand greater prominence. Johnson would have had something had overtaken Paris as Europe’s largest city and had more than 500 coffee houses. pithy to say, no doubt. What did the rich wear then? In the newly installed Pleasure Garden a series of film If you go: For more information on the Museum of London visit its website at www. vignettes presents the strolling upper classes, chattering like they’re in a Sheridan play and showing off their finery. For information on London go to the Visit London website at www.visitlondon. Beyond Johnson’s day, Victorian-age London is also well represented, with an entire shopping street recreated. We learn that in 1898, when Harrod’s installed com.

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Cornucopia is a feast for the senses By Michaela Opper Contributing Writer

Cornucopia is defined in the dictionary as a curved goat’s horn overflowing with fruit, flowers and grain and signifies prosperity. This literal definition does not aid in any way in describing the melange of events that Whistler brings forth in it’s version of Cornucopia each year.

Cornucopia offers an epicurean experience to write home about, literally. From it’s famous CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting, chef’s luncheons, winemakers dinners and fabulous after parties there is a ticket in town for everyone’s palates to enjoy! This year’s line-up is an exciting array of wine meets decadence in the village. The flagship tasting event of Cornucopia, CRUSH Gala Grand Tasting creates a vibrant atmosphere to sip, sample and savour your way through dozens of wineries. From New-World to Old-World, Sparkling to Champagne, you may just discover your new favourite gem, or ten! CRUSH is conveniently held over 2 nights – Friday November 11th & Saturday November 12th, in the Sea to Sky Ballroom of the Whistler Conference Centre. Araxi Restaurant’s Big Guns starts it off at 6pm Friday, November 11th. Marking its 30th anniversary in Whistler, Araxi has reason to celebrate and will do so with its most ambitious Big Guns dinner, ever. Icons of the Wine World is an elegant evening featuring an unprecedented eight courses (each paired with wine from the world’s foremost wine regions) from acclaimed executive chef James Walt. Tickets can be purchased for $250.Saturday the party starts in the heart of the village at 6pm at La Bocca with regional wine selections from Hester


Creek paired by delectations prepared by executive chef Danny Winter. Tickets can be purchased for $117. Hy’s Steakhouse Impeccable Pairings starts pouring Peter Lehmann wines at 6:30 featuring four courses of fresh seafood and Albertan prime beef. Tickets are available for $175. After Big Guns why not go back to Araxi Saturday night at 9pm for Bubbles + Oceans! Sample glasses from thirty of the most fabulous champagne and wine houses in the world while dining on dazzling seafood canapés’. This ticket is one of the first to sell out, priced at $155. Ric’s Grill Casino Royale at the Crystal Lodge is another event that continues to flourish every year and is one of the hottest tickets among locals to attend. The night promises entertainment for all, offering wine and food, DJ’s, Vegas showgirls, Goldmember girls and a gambling parlour. Tickets are continued on next page


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$150 and doors open at 9pm on Friday the 11th. Masquerave at the Bearfoot Bistro is one of the most talked about events of the year. After a five year hiatus, the legendary Masquerave returns this year re-invented by owner André Saint-Jacques who has joined forces with the founder of Cirque du Soleil, Guy Laliberté to create what is sure to be memorable entertainment! Aside from the incredible acrobatics, the wine inspired body painted models return to add that element of classy eroticism that goes hand in hand with Masquerave. Guests will enjoy forty of the top local and international wines and champagnes while tasting the fabulous creations from six top British Columbia chefs and six top Quebecois chefs. Masquerave is the longest event starting at 7pm and ending at 4am. Adding the magic this year Saint-Jacques is generously donating a significant portion of ticket sales to ONE DROP, an organization that fights poverty worldwide through the access to water. Alas, even though the Fairmont Chateau Whistler and Burrowing Owl Winery winemaker’s dinner has been long sold out, there are still many other events to partake in this year at Cornucopia all that deserve equal consideration. For more information and for tickets contact Tourism Whistler Don’t be the only one to miss the party!

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Natures’ Paradise Awaits at Scandinave Spa

By Grant Stoddard Contributing Writer

Even though it’s right off the highway and just 1.5km north of Whistler Village, Scandinave Spa seems cloistered in endless boreal wilderness. It’s snowing as I walk up the meandering gravel pathway– the very first flakes of the 2011-2012-winter season. The light dusting lends magic to my experience before I’ve even stepped inside. Scandinave Spa is a participant of the Whistler Sabbatical Project; an initiative by Tourism Whistler to showcase the spectrum of experiences that give Whistler its inimitable flavour and I’m excited to sample it for myself.

Somehow Scandinave balances woody Nordic chic with a relaxed warmth. Looking down from the reception’s area’s floor-to-ceiling windows, I can see the bath’s various features, cut into the hillside at different levels and covering some 20,000 square feet. I’m told how to best enjoy the rejuvenating benefits of the baths: It’s all about heating the body to open pores, stimulate blood circulation and release toxins, then quickly cooling the body to close the pores and strengthen the immune system and finally relaxing to allow the cardiovascular to regulate itself and blood circulation to decrease. “Each sequence should be repeated three or four times,” says the receptionist. “By the third time, you’ll have let go of all your anxieties and stresses, I promise you!” If you need extra pampering she adds, you could get any one of Scandinave’s massage package options. I walk through the continuing flurries to begin my first sequence. On this upper level, the heating phase is in the guise of a hot pool replete with waterfall or a rather handsome and spa-

cious steam room. I spend plenty of time in both. When I get to the point of needing a break, I dunk myself into the Nordic plunge pool, which is a brisk 16 degrees Celsius. On the next level down, the hot element is a large woodburning Finnish sauna. This green-roofed sauna has windows on all four sides; mitigating the claustrophobic feeling you can get from sitting in a hot, small, wooden box. I ladle plenty of oil-infused water onto the hot stones and lay on the top shelf as long as I’m able. I take a quick dunk in another cold pool, warm up and then I sit in a hammock suspended from the eaves of a second solarium. After two and a half hours of hydrotherapy in the most sublime setting imaginable, I make my way up to the stylish café area. I order a coffee and sit looking out, over the steaming hot pools, to the thickly wooded mountains surrounding us on all sides. The clouds that brought this seasons’ first snow then suddenly clear, revealing a frosted forest of firs. “Winter’s coming” says the barista. “It’s going to be a good one.”


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

PAMELA and Alan Shearar take a walk with a lion that has been raised by humans in South Africa.

DOREAN Binns, Mary Cochran, Kay Gilfoil and Anne Seaberly have a girls’ trip to Cabo San Lucas, Mexico.

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KAI and Mia Van and Ella and Sasha Thompson hang out on the beach in Kailua, Oahu.

JYNELLE Fradette visits a 40-foot tall stainless steel statue of Genghis Khan in Ulan Bator, Mongolia.

DAVID, Chelse, Danae and Eric Jan explore Disneyland Hong Kong on a family vacation.

ANN, Nicole, Cecilia and David Langmuir have family fun in Puerto Vallarta, Mexico.

KRYSTYNA Day takes in the waterfront view at San Francisco Bay in California.

DOROTHY Zowty and Jeanette Franklin enjoy the Rotorua hot springs of New Zealand.

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The heart and soul of the Okanagan Valley — a recent visit found two ‘sleepy summer towns’ that are wide awake and ready for year round exploring. From Vernon in the north to Osoyoos and the American border, what was once a place of farms and orchards, beaches and summer cabins, has been transformed by individual entrepreneurial spirit and hard work into a year round crucible of the possible: a giant laboratory where breaking new ground and reinventing processes, attitudes and experiences is all in a day’s work.

Named in September 2011 by inspectors of the American Automobile Association as one of the top ten in places in North America to enjoy fall colours, the pet-friendly Penticton Lakeside has been a mainstay of travelers and vacationers looking for an affordable resort quality experience for decades.

A case in point is the domestic wine industry. The last three decades have seen the elevation of British Columbia wines —once the subjects of derision — to the top of their respective classes, standing shoulder to shoulder with the best in North America, Australia and Europe. In the 160 kilometres from Vernon to Osoyoos there are over 120 wineries, most family owned and operated, producing wines as distinctive as the people

who run them. The majority of wineries and vineyards are south of Kelowna in the arid grassy benchlands surrounding Okanagan Lake, Skaha Lake, Vaseaux Lake and Osoyoos Lake. Penticton is the beating heart of the Central Okanagan. From there you can explore wine country, discover local artisans and get a taste of the great outdoors — all in a single weekend.

tourism and we took advantage of their ‘Fall Exclusive All Inclusive’ — dinner and breakfast for two, overnight accommodation and a bottle of Mission Hill wine to greet you as you arrive, starting at $210.00. There’s free Wi-Fi and a copy of the Vancouver Sun in the morning. The hotel is also petfriendly, so if you let them know in advance, you can bring your fourlegged family members with you.

Dinner was in the recently added Bufflehead Pasta and Tapas Lounge and included Caesar Salad, choice of Chicken Our base for the first night was Parmagian, broiled the highly esteemed salmon or flat Penticton Lakeside iron steak with Resort and Casino. profiteroles Named in Penticton and gelato September 2011 for dessert. is the beating heart by inspectors of We both the American of the Central opted for the Automobile Okanagan. chicken and Association as added a bottle one of the top ten of Burrowing in places in North Owl Pinot Gris. The America to enjoy fall food, wine and casual colours, the Penticton Lakeside elegance of the surroundings was Resort has been a mainstay of the perfect way to unwind after travelers and vacationers looking the drive up. for an affordable resort quality experience for decades. The next morning our view from the room of Okanagan Lake and They offer seasonal getaway the nearby Naramata Bench was packages for skiing, golf and wine We made the trip recently, doing all of that and more.

bathed in glorious sunshine. After a wet fall in Vancouver it was exactly what we came for. Breakfast was in the Hooded Merganser Bar and Grill, perched above the lakeshore. Opened in 2005, the Hooded Merganser has become an increasingly popular destination with locals as well as visitors for its outstanding view, interesting menu and impressive local wine selections. The full Canadian Breakfast included coffee or juice, two eggs, bacon or sausage, hash browns and toast and left us well insulated for the winery visits to come. The true story of the Okanagan is about people: some born and raised there, others coming from far away, bringing old traditions and interpreting them in new ways — sometimes overcoming personal tragedy in the process. I had discovered online while doing a little research of the Penticton area: Maple Leaf Spirits, the first fully licensed distillery in the South Okanagan. CONTINUED

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Bench Blue was soft and creamy with the tang of the blue creeping up slowly as the layers of flavour revealed themselves.

Opened by Jorg and Anette Engel in 2006, Maple Leaf Spirits specializes in turning local fruit into award-winning eaux de vie, liquers, fruit brandies and grappas. A cabinet maker by full time occupation, Jorg saw an opportunity to extend a family tradition of small-batch distilling from his native Germany into the Okanagan’s wine tourism environment. With permits and a 150-litre still ‘Spirit of in place, Jorg and Anette have the Year’ at turned their passion into a multiple the International international award-winning small business. Unable to label their grape Distillata competition in Austria where he was up product as ‘grappa’ because against the best in of European appellation the business from regulations, Maple around the Leaf’s varietal grape “... and it’s made world. eau de vie is called from the skins Skinny. Because he of the grapes works full “We wanted to so we decided time as a call it something to call it ‘Skinny’’. ” cabinet maker different,” said you have to Jorg, “and it’s made call and make an from the skins of the appointment, but if grapes so we decided to you’re going to be in Penticton call it ‘Skinny’. It’s nice because it’s and you like brandy, grappa and our own name and feels like we’ve eaux de vie, it is a must visit and turned something traditional into a real find. Maple Leaf Spirits something new.” products are superb quality and a What they have also done is great addition to any cabinet. put the international distilling At the entrance to the Naramata community on notice. In 2008, Bench, a stop at The Bench his Skinny Pinot Noir was named

Further along, just past Red Rooster Winery is Poplar Grove’s original farmhouse vineyard and cheese shop. Here they offer wines from their cheap and cheerful Monster brand as well as artisan cheeses.

Opened on July 1st, 2011, Poplar Grove’s new winery and tasting centre combines minimalist design and judicious colour selection with glass and natural light to create a stunning effect.

Market on Vancouver Street reveals a business run by people determined to make a diffference. A collaborative venture between sisters Dawn Lennie and Debbie Halladay, The Bench is part market, part deli, part cafe, part art gallery and all local. You can stop for a meal or pick up some supplies to take with you as you explore. “Our focus is to provide local products wherever possible,” said Dawn. “We want to reflect and support where we live.” There are about 20 wineries in the Naramata area and one of the first stops on ‘The Bench’ is

the new Poplar Grove Winery. Poplar Grove began as a very small winery in 1993 and has grown to earn a reputation for outstanding 100% estate grown artisan wines. Their new 9,500 square foot winery and tasting centre opened on July 1st, 2011, combines minimalist design and judicious colour selection with lots of glass and natural light to stunning effect.

But the big score was their Tiger Blue — so in demand that they haven’t enough on hand to offer it for sampling. I had come prepared to buy so we treated ourselves to an on the spot taste test. This was a big cheese — strong blue veins, creamy but not flaccid, yielding without rolling over, a cheese that bit you back and joined you for a drink afterwards with no hard feelings. Nearby, the Red Rooster Winery has been synonymous with Okanagan wines since the late 1990’s. With a winery, a restaurant and an art gallery, something is always going on and they are real innovators when it comes to embracing their followers.

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North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery, in 2011 Nk’Mip’s wines took home over 100 medals from regional, national and international competitions including a ‘best of category’ double gold for their 2008 Merlot at the All Canadian Wine Championship in Ontario.

The Hillside Estate Winery began in In their busy tasting room, staff 1984 when Bohumir and Vera are eager to share their passion for Klokocka switched from growing the wines they produce but are apricots to grapes. Hillside makes happy to let the wines do most its home in a rambling collection of the talking. Their 2009 of wood frame buildings unoaked Pinot Gris that include the old was particularly farmhouse and a tasty and was If Penticton 15,000 square foot added to our modern winery growing stock is the heart with its iconic of purchases. of the Okanagan, tower. There’s Osoyoos About an a rustic tasting hour south is the soul. room and bistro of Penticton, and it’s an ideal spot Osoyoos is to stop for lunch.

emerging as a go-to ground zero for lovers of wine, culture and outdoor recreation. If Penticton is the heart of the Okanagan, Osoyoos is the soul. At the top end of the Great Sonora Rift that runs north from Mexico, Osoyoos is home to Canada’s only desert and the people there have made the desert bloom. If you know it for its mom-and-pop motels, restaurants and roadside attractions, all those are still waiting for you but an entirely new level of sophisticated visitor experience has been added.

Infrastructure improvement plans include a new civic marina with free parking for boat trailers, airport expansion and, under the guidance of Chief Clarence Louis, the Osoyoos First Nation has opened Western Canada’s first ‘green’ industrial park. Recreation upgrades include new luxury lakeside resorts such as Walnut Beach, the Watermark and Spirit Ridge. Nearby Mount Baldy has added new lift capacity and is home to some of Canada’s finest powder skiing. Nk’Mip Cellars, Burrowing Owl, Hester Creek, Tinhorn Creek and other wineries have added full service fine dining restaurants and some, like Nk’Mip and Burrowing Owl offer accommodation. “When we say that Osoyoos is home to Canada’s warmest welcome, that’s not just a slogan, it’s a promise,” explained Jo Knight of Destination Osoyoos. “We only have 5,000 year round residents but people live here by choice and are anxious to share the experience with others. There’s a real service culture here. The Osoyoos First Nation is a big part of our success. They’re very entrepreneurial

and have become a model for other native bands across the country. They understand that they have the power to improve the lives of their members and take it seriously. It’s great to see it really paying off for them.” New local resorts also offer year round visitor packages. We stayed at the Walnut Beach Resort, a brand new 112-suite luxury destination with a secluded private beach and amenities that include a conference centre, complimentary wireless internet, steam room, sauna, guest laundry and more. For summer visiting, there’s a big outdoor pool, barbecue area and marina. Rooms are spacious and new with kitchen facilities, fireplaces and decks that let you soak in the sun and the

A good way to get some perspective on the Osoyoos area is on horseback. The wild open desert country is all sand and sagebrush with views of the lake at almost every turn.

view. Their Fall Getaway package gives you a lake view suite and a $50 gift certificate for their Promenade Wine and Tapas bar for $159. It’s real value for a hotel of this quality. A good way to get some perspective on the Osoyoos area is on horseback. Richard and Arlene own and operate Satary Stables, about ten minutes south of the town centre. Having spent their working lives in the Kootenays, Richard and Arlene came to Osoyoos on holiday and decided to stay. Today Satary Stables is a small ranch with a petting zoo, day camps for children in the summer and year round trail rides, weather permitting. Our guide, Haley Walker, moved to Osoyoos

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With a year-round population of 5,000, Osoyoos is emerging as a go-to ground zero for lovers of wine, culture and outdoor recreation.

from Pemberton and led us up into the desert above town. The wild open country is all sand and sagebrush with views of the lake at almost every turn. It’s quietly breathtaking and a soothing way to spend an hour or two. The biggest business in the area is, ironically, small business — wine. The Osoyoos-Oliver area has the perfect climate for red wine grapes and even most wineries

further up the valley buy their red grapes from here. Oliver’s ‘Golden Mile’ is home to Iniskillen, Burrowing Owl, Hester Creek, Tinhorn Creek and a host of other names large and small — too many to visit on one liver in a single day, but each has a philosophy, a tasting centre and a story. Silver Sage began as a search for a better life for Victor and Anna Manola. In their native Romania,

both came from families with long histories of wine making and they dreamed of being able to make the wines they wanted, free from state control. In 1996, they purchased 25 acres, set to work and became a well established vineyard known for their skill, quality and creativity. In 2002, a tragic workplace accident took Victor’s life but Anna carried on and with the help of her sister Elena, has honoured her husband’s memory and fulfilled their dream by producing wines of





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quality and character.

The Walnut Beach Resort is a brand new 112-suite luxury destination with a secluded private beach and amenities that include a conference centre, complimentary wireless internet, steam room, sauna, guest laundry and more.

On the nearby Black Sage bench, Desert Hills Estate Winery has been racking up the awards for their Malbec, Merlot and Pinot Gris. Owned and operated by the Toor family, their wine tasting room is open year round and if you’re lucky, Randy Toor will be on hand to help you explore their products. Perhaps the most remarkable winery is Nk’Mip Cellars, located on the north east slope above Osoyoos Lake closer to town. North America’s first Aboriginal owned and operated winery, in 2011 Nk’Mip’s wines took home over 100 medals from regional, national and international competitions including a ‘best of

category’ double gold for their 2008 Merlot at the All Canadian Wine Championship in Ontario. The band started growing grapes in 1968, owns and operates the 340 acre Nk’Mip Vineyard and leases out land to other growers. Currently 1,155 acres of their land is dedicated to vines and plans include adding another 100-200 acres in the next year or two. Twenty five percent of all wine acreage in the Okanagan is on Osoyoos First Nation land. For many of us, just hearing the word ‘Okanagan’ evokes images and memories of fruit blossoms and sun baked hills, refreshing lakeshore days and endless powder skiing. Since the

Coquihalla Highway and 97C Connector were put in place, much of the Lower Mainland’s Okanagan experience begins and ends in Kelowna, yet this vast region — rich in history, culture, nature and recreation — offers visitors much, much more. In the end it is the spirit of the people who live here and of those drawn from far away, yearning for a better life, that makes the Okanagan what it is. The work of individuals, fuelled by dreams and passion is galvanized in a collaborative environment to create a whole that is much bigger than the individual parts. If you haven’t been to the Okanagan for at least six months, go back. It will have changed, and for the better. ●

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We owe thanks to raw food

IT’S been more than 10 years since the idea of feeding raw food to dogs went mainstream.

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immediately meets the eye, even if you choose not to follow it. The movement created an awareness of canine health in general, dog owners began taking responsibility for their dogs’ health and began educating themselves about canine nutrition and what is in their dogs’ food. They began to demand, through their purchasing power, better quality pet food. This in turn created an abundance of super high quality commercial foods. Commercial dog food manufacturers decided it was best to jump on the healthyfood-for-dogs bandwagon as opposed to running alongside waving banners of

food may still be packaged brightly but the ingredients are far better, with meat sources such as salmon, duck and bison, to name a few. The companies that produce the higher quality products are smaller and independent. They realize that dogs need variety in their diet, just as we do, to remain healthy. Many foods are now grain-free, or at the very least contain a type of carbohydrate that is a more digestible form such as oatmeal, or potatoes instead of wheat or rice. There are still the “old school” dog foods out there that have changed little, and probably never will. They’re still big business, but as I said, finally dog owners are now able to make an educated choice. Even if their choice is uneducated and they buy the shiny package or the one with the heartstringpulling TV commercials for their dog, the quality of food has improved. Regardless of whether you feed your dog raw food or agree with the movement, it has done great things in the care of our dogs over the last 10 years. I, personally am grateful for that.

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OsborneParadis aims for February return

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NORTH Vancouver’s Scott Richmond fires a pitch for the Canadian national team. Richmond pitched more than two innings of scoreless relief to earn the save as Canada defeated the U.S. 2-1 in the final of the Pan Am Games.

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it means for Canadian baseball.” Richmond still pitches in the Toronto system. He spent most of the 2011 season in the minors while trying to regain his form after a shoulder injury. Following the Pan Am final, team Canada manager Ernie Whitt praised his pitchers for the win. “Andrew Albers and Scotty Richmond came through for us tonight and my gosh, it’s just a dream come true,” said Whitt, a former Major League catcher. “I’m a U.S. citizen but I feel like I’m a Canadian at heart. I couldn’t be more proud of these kids and more proud to have Canada written across my chest.” Two more North Shore athletes came home from Mexico with medals. West Vancouver swimmer Brenna MacLean scored silver in the women’s 4x100-m medley relay while also finishing sixth in the 200-m butterfly. North Vancouver’s Jesse Watson helped the Canadian men’s field hockey team to a silver medal finish, losing 3-1 in a tough championship game against Argentina. With a gold medal win

Osborne-Paradis has been rehabbing his left leg since breaking his fibula and tearing the ACL in his knee during a World Cup race in Chamonix, France on Jan. 29, 2011. This week the downhill specialist said he’s eyeing the World Cup race scheduled for Feb. 2-5, 2012 in Chamonix as a possible venue for his return to the sport’s highest stage. Osborne-Paradis noted that he’s not looking to get revenge on that particular hill, rather it just so happens that his doctors have pegged that as a possible return date. He’s been doing dryland training since the injury but has not been back on snow to train with his teammates. The knee is getting better but it still gives him some grief from time to time, he said. “I wake up some days and it’s angry at me and I don’t know what I did wrong. It’s just kind of like, ‘C’mon, get better, so I can get skiing and hang out with all my teammates,’” OsborneParadis told Postmedia News at an Alpine Canada event in Vancouver Wednesday, adding that his knee is feeling much better than it did just three weeks ago. “It’s like night and day. Three

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Richmond pans for gold Andy Prest

NORTH Shore athletes nailed some great results at the Pan American Games held Oct. 14-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico with baseball pitcher Scott Richmond leading the way with an extended save in Canada’s historic gold medal win over the United States. Richmond replaced starter Andrew Albers with runners on first and third and two out in the sixth inning with Canada holding on to a 2-1 lead over the United States in the tournament final. He induced a fly ball to end the threat and then shut down the Yanks the rest of the way, striking out the final batter to clinch the first major international gold medal the Canadian baseball team has ever won at the senior level. Those final innings were full of excitement and tension, said Richmond. “Nobody was talking to me,” Richmond told Postmedia News after

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the game. “I had never had a save before, and I just got into a groove. Once you get ahead and you show them you’re throwing strike one, strike two — and Andrew Albers had been doing that all night — it made it easy for me. I just had to locate.” Richmond, 32, spent many of his younger days in North Vancouver — he even worked as a barnacle scraper for Seaspan after finishing high school — before eventually catching on with the Toronto Blue Jays after a nomadic baseball career. He was slated to pitch for team Canada at the 2008 Olympic Games but instead was called up to the Jays to make his Major League debut just days before the Olympics began. The Pan Am gold tops it all, said Richmond. “For me it has to be the biggest thing. It beats my (MLB) debut because of what

NORTH Vancouver native Manuel OsborneParadis says he will not likely hit the slopes for a World Cup race until at least the New Year as he continues to recover from injuries sustained in a race last January.






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MacLean, Watson also hit podium From page 43

the team would have earned an automatic bid into the 2012 Olympics but now they’ll have to go through qualification tournaments next year. Three more North Shore athletes finished one step off the podium in Mexico, earning the bittersweet fourth-place position. North Van teen Hannah Haughn, a Grade 12 student at Handsworth secondary, suited up for the women’s field hockey team, helping them to a fourth place finish, while West Vancouver sailboarder Nikola Girke, a veteran of the 2008 Olympics, also placed fourth. In gymnastics North Vancouver’s Scott Morgan, a member of the Flicka club, had a strong showing at the games in making it to the finals in two apparatuses. Morgan earned a fourth-place finish in floor exercise and a fifth in vault while also helping Canada to fifth in the team competition. West Vancouver’s Rory Biskupski made a quartet of finals in the pool, swimming to fifth in 50-m freestyle, sixth in 4x200-m freestyle relay, seventh in 4x100-m freestyle relay and eighth in 4x100-m medley relay. West Vancouver’s Zac Plavsic, another Olympic veteran, finished fifth in men’s sailboarding. North Vancouver rower Eric Bevan finished sixth in men’s double sculls while North Van’s Graeme Clendenan helped the Canadian sailing team finish seventh in the J/24 class. Kevin Howard, a coach at North Vancouver’s Griffins Boxing, acted as head coach for the Canadian team at the Pan Am Games. The Canadian boxing contingent placed third overall behind Cuba and Mexico with Mandy Bujold (51 kg) and Mary Spencer (75 kg) winning gold medals and Sandra Bizier (60 kg) winning bronze. This was the first Pan American Games to include female boxers.

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A member of the Argyle senior boys soccer team gets a head on the ball during a 2-0 league win over Sutherland Oct. 24. The win helped the Pipers clinch first in the North Shore league, putting them in the driver’s seat for a provincial berth. Visit the Photo Gallery section at for more photos from the game.

Pipers primed for playoff push ARGYLE secondary finished first in a tight race in North Shore senior boys AAA soccer, putting themselves on a potential path to the provincial championships.

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The Pipers have a chance to secure a provincial berth in a crossover matchup against Burnaby South scheduled for Nov. 7 at Sutherland turf field. If they lose they’ll have one more crack at a berth on Wednesday.

West Van and Sentinel faced each other Friday evening after North Shore News press deadline with the winner earning the North Shore No. 2 spot and a matchup against Burnaby North Nov. 7 at 3 p.m. at William Griffin turf. In AA action Windsor holds the No. 1 North Shore seed heading into crossover playoffs where they will face Cariboo Hill Monday in Burnaby. Collingwood and Seycove were scheduled to battle for the No. 2 spot Friday. — Andy Prest

Skier learned from embarrassing incident From page 43

weeks ago, I couldn’t do jumps and now I can jump down the street no problem.” Osborne-Paradis infamously made headlines this summer when he fell off the back of a party bus and was dragged for several metres during the Calgary Stampede. He suffered severe road rash

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HARGREAVES - Joan (Mary) Born February 10, 1929 in Montreal, Qc. Passed away on October 30, 2011 in North Vancouver. She will be dearly missed by her loving husband Leonard of forty-seven years, children Louise, Beth and Dan, grandchildren; Falen, Paige, Christopher, Sarah and Mark and her cherished cat “Bug”. Joan of Curves was an anactive active“Amigo” “Muskateer” of and supported her community Curves and supported her many cthrough ommun i t y tcharities h r o u g h and m aher ny cdeep h a r compassion i t i e s a n dforhanimals e r d eand ep their welfare.for She alongand withtheir her compassion animals h u s b a n dShe L e nalong o w n with e d aher nd welfare. operated h u s b a n d aL esuccessful n o w n e d family and Business. aUpon retirementfamily she operated successful enjoyed traveling her family, Business. Upon with retirement she trying hertraveling luck at with the casino and enjoyed her family, spending time with her children trying her luck at the casino and and grandchildren whom she spending time withofher children was extremely proud. memorial and grandchildren of Awhom she service to celebrate her will be was extremely proud. A life memorial held, fortomore information service celebrate her lifecontact will be the family. lieu of flowers, held, for moreIninformation contact donations memory of the family.can In be lieuin of flowers, Joan to either theinB.C. SPCA, donations can be memory of Marmot Recovery Foundation, Joan to either the B.C. SPCA, CanadianRecovery Wildlife Foundation, Federation, Marmot Heart & Stroke, TheFederation, B.C. Lung Canadian Wildlife Association or The the B.C. Canadian Heart & Stroke, Lung Cancer Society. Association or the Canadian Cancer Society.

HALLWAY Richard (Dick) John Walker It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Dick Hallaway on October 29th, 2011 after a courageous battle with lung cancer. He is survived by his wife, Eva (Carabetta), his two sons Gregg (Diane) and Ross (Nancy), five grandchildren Mark, Nicole, Marissa, Cameron and Brett plus a great grandchild Dakota. Dick has one sister, Sheila Benson and her daughter Louise who live in Glasgow Scotland. Dick was born on August 5th 1925 at 518 East 10th Street in North Vancouver. He attended school at Ridgeway Elementary, North Shore College and North Vancouver High. Dick left high school in December 1942 and at age 17 joined the Canadian Army and served overseas as a machine gunner with the 1st Battalion Canadian Scottish in Northwest Europe. After VE Day in Europe he volunteered for duty in the Pacific Theatre Operations. He was discharged in January 1946. After the war he followed several different jobs then joined the North Vancouver City Fire Department on May 1st 1950. Dick was promoted to Fire Chief in 1975 and retired in 1985 after 35 years of service. Dick played football for the North Shore Lions and rugby for the North Shore AllBlacks where he played on numerous rep teams. He was a life member of the NS All-Blacks and Capilano Rugby Club. He was a member of the Canadian Legion #118 since 1957. In 1962 Dick and Eva built a cabin at Sakinaw Lake which the family still uses to this day. For 30 years He and Eva spent 4 to 6 weeks on Maui and have many happy memories of the good times spent there. Dick loved his workshop, his greenhouse and doing things for other people. His cheerful attitude and pleasing personality will be missed by all who knew him. Dick’s family would like to extend their thanks and appreciation to all the staff at Evergreen House 2 South. A Celebration of Dick’s life will take place at the Capilano Rugby Football Club, 305 Klahanie Court on November 18th at 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donation may be made in Dick’s name to the BC Firefighters Burn Fund

LOXTON – Anthony Philip May 26, 1926 to Oct. 27, 2011 Tony passed away at Lions Gate Hospital after a long and courageous battle with Parkinson’s disease. He will be dearly missed by his wife Iris, his children Martin, Robin, and Peter, and grandchildren Liam, Hugh and Sinead, and brother Michael. Tony was born in Windsor, England and moved to North Vancouver with his family in 1967. Tony enjoyed travel, trains, hiking, good food, conversation, and the great outdoors. As a young man he served in the Royal Navy in WWll. He worked for much of his life as a shipping director for Unilever and MacMillan Bloedel. He was also the owner and guide of Kingfisher Tours that specialized in wildlife tours of Kenya. His family would like to thank the dedicated staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their care and support. In lieu of flowers, please consider a donation to the Parkinson Society of BC or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.

KOPONEN - Maj-Lis July 2, 1923 – Oct. 31, 2011 Passed away peacefully Oct. 31, 2011 at Lions Gate Hospital. She will be lovingly remembered by: daughter Sirpa (Glen), sons Hannu (Melanee), Rauno (Millie), her sisters; Annikki and Pirkko (Reijo) in Finland, her grandchildren; Trina (Ric), Liisa (Jason), Joey (Jaimie) Katri (Will), Janice and Jimmy, and 3 great grandchildren: Nikaylah, Alex, and Ava, and all of her extended family. Maj-Lis was a loving mother (Aiti) grandmother (Mummo) and a great grandmother. She loved her family and spending time with them truly gave her the greatest joy in life. Living in North Vancouver with her family nearby made for many happy years of outings to beaches, parks and celebrations for all our milestones. She also travelled to Finland numerous times keeping her family ties strong with her beloved sisters, nieces, nephews and their families. Even our pets were showered with her love and compassion. Our Aiti, Mummo, was always there for us. She was willing to listen and give her support. Her sweetness and kindness showed in all she did. Thank you Aiti, Mummo, for loving us all so abundantly and joyfully. We couldn’t help but love you deeply with all our hearts in return. You will be greatly missed by all of us. A special thanks to the staff of 2 East Hub at L.G.H. for your sensitive care and support. A private family gathering will be held.

MACDONALD, Barbara Elizabeth (Bobbie) - passed away peacefully on October 28, 2011 at Sunrise of Lynn Valley. Predeceased by her loving husband James Allen (Jim), Bobbie will be greatly missed by her children Malcolm, Jane and Sarah, her grandchildren Alicia, Ariana, Katie and Caroline as well as many other relatives and friends. Born in Vancouver on June 2, 1920 to Irene and Hedley Smith, Bobbie went to Crofton House School and then to the University of British Columbia where she graduated from the School of Social Work. Bobbie was a loving, caring mom who would do most anything for her children and family. She enjoyed all sorts of sports - badminton, bowling and swimming as well as gardening, travelling and baking delicious bread. It was at her beloved Buccaneer Bay however that she was truly in her element, free from the bother of city life. It was there she fished, clammed, grew vegetables, logged and in later years took up “rustic golf” on the challenging grasses and sand traps of the front beach. Bobbie’s family would like to specially thank the staff on the third floor at Sunrise for the wonderful care they provided throughout her three years there. There will be no formal service but rather a gathering of friends at Buccaneer Bay next summer. In lieu of flowers, please consider a charitable donation to North Shore Connexions Society, formerly the North Shore Association for the Mentally Handicapped:

Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221



Allan, Helen Elizabeth 1920 - 2011 Helen Elizabeth Allan (St.Lawrence) passed away peacefully on October 12, 2011 with her children by her side. Predeased by her husband Murray Allan. Helen will be remembered by her daughter Heather and son Graham (Brenda) grandchildren Jennifer, Geoff and Lindsay. Loving known as GG by her great grandchildren Drew, Maui and Gracie. Helen wil be remembered for her love of sewing and playing bridge and by her many friends at North Bay Park. There will be no service.

Anderson, Stephen Michael August 28/58- October 28/11 "All the days ordained for me were written in your book before one of them came to be." Psalm 139 Stephen, son of John and Marie, brother to David. Beloved husband to Kim, and fabulous father to Benjamin, Gabriel, Joanna, Daniel and Lydia. A humble, devoted servant to his Lord Jesus Christ and to those around him. A lover of God's Word who had a burning passion to share it with others. Faithful, loyal and sacrificial in his love for his family. A life full of laughter, joy, and a great sense of fun! A man of integrity, humility, faith and generosity who led his family with great conviction. He lived a life in dependance on his Lord, which illustrated so beautifully God's strength at work in him. Though we love and miss him terribly, we celebrate his new, whole, healed and free life in the Lord. The LORD says: 'This is the one I esteem: he who is humble and contrite in spirit, and trembles at my word.' Isaiah 66:2b


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THON, Lisa Marlene (Casley) August 27, 1968 - Oct. 26, 2011 Our beloved Lisa passed away, with family at her side, after a courageous battle with cancer. Lisa will be sadly missed by her husband Cal, daughters Alannah and Veronica, step daughter Cassandra (Chris, Sawyer), mother Isabell, sister Linda (Chris, Sean, Taylor) brother David (Andrea, Trevor, Spencer) and many friends, family members and colleagues. A service will be held at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church,1058 Ridgewood Drive, North Vancouver on Sat. Nov. 19th at 1:00 pm with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Chemotherapy Unit or the trust established for Lisa’s girls at any branch of the North Shore Credit Union. For those wishing to share a memory of Lisa, please visit

LOST BENGAL CAT Please help me find my brown marble Bengal cat. Desperate. Any information please Call: (604) 842-4474

Small GREY and WHITE Cat found Oct. 6 at Halley Avenue and Bond Street (near Kingsway and Willingdon) in Burnaby. Call to Identify • 778-580-6775



cordially invites you to our 11th Annual Candlelight Service

1:00pm Saturday, December 3rd, 2010

First Memorial Boal Chapel


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SEEKING EYEWITNESS TO PEDESTRIAN/CYCLIST ACCIDENT We are attempting to contact a witness whose first name is “David”. This individual identified himself as a witness to an accident involving a collision between a pedestrian and a cyclist on the east side of the Lions Gate Bridge near the North Vancouver end of the bridge. This incident took place on October 4, 2009 at about 1:30 in the afternoon (Sunday). We are requesting that this individual please call M. Finlayson at 604-218-2805.

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APT BUILDING MANAGER Live in, full time North Van. Experience required. Please send resume to:


P/T and F/T positions avail. Training & equipment provided. Various shifts. BC DL & vehicle required. Start at $15/hr. Benefits avail and potential salary. Fax resume (604) 734 8881 or email INDUSTRIAL PAINTERS AGI Envirotank in Biggar, Sk. requres industrial painters/sandblasters. Relocation required. $25-30/hr DOE. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Forward resume with references: or fax: 306-948-5263.


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SOPHIE - Last seen Sept 4th on Altamont Cres, West Van. 604-926-3141 or 778-994-3141


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1085 O’HARA – Marlene Dorothy (Henderson) Dec. 15th 1942 to Oct. 31st 2011 Born: Calgary, Alberta Marlene passed away peacefully after a brave 2-year battle with cancer. She is survived by her children Barry (Cindy), Mike, Janine (Marc), and Jim; her grandchildren Taiana, Alysha, Kayla, and Chloe; her sister Wendy Kowalik (Richard) and family. Marlene grew up in Kitsilano and moved to the North Shore in the late 60’s. Marlene was a wonderful Mom, very involved Grannie, and such a strong woman who supported us all in every sport and activity we did. She was a longtime member of the NSWC and a devoted hockey Mom. She worked at Grouse Mountain Resort for many years and we would like to thank them for their generous support. Thanks to the staff, nurses, and doctors of the Chemotherapy Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital and all floors of LGH, to Dr. Lakha and the Palliative Care Team, and to everyone at the North Shore Hospice who gave our family a comforting place to spend the last days with our Mom. There will be no service, as requested. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Canadian Cancer Society. We will miss you Grannie and we love you Mom!


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



General Employment

FLOOR PLAN SERVICE Serving the real estate, building trade, home improvement and private commercial industries. Established since 2002. Now interviewing franchisee candidates to join our exclusive, professional team. Our as-built, floor plans are drafted on site using floor plan software, and measured using laser technologies. Accuracy, precision, and fast turn-around times are our signature. Training and marketing programmes provided. You will require the potential skills and $24,900 unencumbered (Less in smaller markets). Please submit your resume to

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EMPLOYMENT cont. from previous page


Home Support


available now assisting North Shore seniors in their homes with cleaning, cooking and incidental transportation. Car required.

Abbott Senior Care Ltd. 604-925-6861


Teachers/ Instructors

P/T TEACHERS for English, ESL, Math, Science & Socials required for an Education Centre in West Van. Must have teaching certificate. Email:


Trades/Technical FULL TIME

If woodworking is your passion, come and see us.

Detailing and sanding for finish prep to beautiful and exotic woods. You can kick up as much dust as you want around here! Email:

Wanted Immediately

Live-in Caregivers who are willing to work on the North Shore. Car preferred We offer competitive wages, benefits and a great team environment Please send your resume to Fax: 604 980-6351 or Email: pcambell1@


Hotel Restaurant

OSAKA JAPANESE Rest. (N.Van). F/T Sushi Chef 3-5 yrs exp. Highschool grad. $18.75/H Prepare and cook meals. Fax: 604-929-0768 or phone 604-980-6000 INTERIOR HEAVY EQUIPMENT OPERATOR SCHOOL Locations in Alberta & BC. Hands on real world training. Full sized equipment. Job placement assistance. Funding Available 1-866-399-3853

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WANTED RECORD LP’s. Cash for your old records - Rock, Jazz, Soul etc. 604-764-8121


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Music/Theatre/ Dance


Tutoring Services

15 YEARS EXP in Math & Stats tutoring with proven results. Tia 604-603-9612, 604-929-9612 CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 PROFESSIONAL MATH TUTOR Over 15 yrs exp K-12. Excellent Results. Shiva 604-729-5744 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100

COMPUTER ARMOUR/DESK, as new, $125 obo, custom Futon, $700, sell $150. 604-913-1542 Invacare - TDX-SP, used only 5 months 604-929-1358




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SOLID OAK oval pedastel dining table with 6 upholstered chairs, 1 leaf, 53'long X 42' wide. $500 obo 604-985-5679

Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN NOV 13 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $4

Musical Instruments

LE Sage Piano $500 (OBO) Apt size with stool. Needs tuning. Pickup WV. Call: (604) 760-3675

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BUYING Chinese/Native Indian art, all old paintings & jewellery. Paying Cash. 604-657-1421 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

LOST - Calico Cat. West Abbotsford. Micro chipped. Goes by Dior. REWARD. Call: (604) 556-6513

BLACK Cat with bent tail missing Beloved black cat with bent tail, stomach pooch missing in West Vancouver. 17LBS, 12 YRS, and incredibly missed. He has a microchip, please take him to the SPCA or contact me at ANY time. Generous reward offered. Thank you! He is a gentle soul who needs his family. Call: (604) 7209793 email:


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


LOST BENGAL CAT Please help me find my brown marble Bengal cat. Desperate. Any information please Call: (604) 842-4474


HORSE self board 2 acre pasture, secure fencing, barn with 2 stalls complete w/water electricity. Storage for hay/tack. $50 per horse per mth. Agassiz area. Avail now. Gord 604-796-9623


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ADORABLE PUREBRED Presa Canario pups, family raised indoors, 4 F, 3 M, ready to go to loving homes Dec 1. $600 incl 1st shots/deworming. 778-688-2487



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GERMAN Shepard 5 y/o Looking for a new home, pure bred, well trained, full of joy and energy. $500 Call: (604) 771-8503

TOY KING CHARLES CAVALIER will deliver boys $850 girls$900(250) 547-6040 email:

GOLDEN DOODLE pup, male, born May 10, all shots $500. owner incapacitated 604-824-8449


Foster homes urgently req’d for rescued, abandoned & neglected dogs. Many breeds. www.


IF YOU like the Bernese but not the up keep these pups are for you. Call for more info on these Entlebuchers. Ph 604-795-7662

PAGANWOOD STANDARD POODLES, Light apricot - CKC Reg-Tattooed, Excellent Bloodlines & Temperament, First & Second shots-Delivery 778-858-9279 or 250-256-0518



PITT BULLS, 3 boys, 1 girl 8wks. ready, shots, view parents, see history. $350 obo. 604-504-0738

Sun, Nov 13, 10 am to 3 pm

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Fairs/Bazaars Your Xmas LIGHTS Installation! ILLUMINATING CHRISTMAS IDEA? I Will Make Your Wish Come True In Order To Brighten Your Home! Call 604 785 0256

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-SINGLE BED excellent condition, also sofa bed good condition. U Pick Up. 604-922-3174

FREE DIRT - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211

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Junior Legal Assistant – Litigation

Send resumes to L. Gray e-mail: or fax: 604-988-1452


Christmas Corner

Flexibility and adaptability are essential, as is the ability to make sound decisions, communicate in a timely manner, and be relied upon to maintain utmost confidentiality of information. This is an excellent opportunity for an individual who is strongly self-managed, communicates effectively and enjoys taking initiative. Working knowledge of the Supreme Court Family Rules is essential.

Both positions are full-time with long-term career potential, competitive salary and benefits.


WHIRLPOOL Dishwasher White 24" built in. Must pick up. West Vancouver Call: (604) 760-3675

SOLID WOOD table with 4 chairs good condition $120. Coffee table. 604-341-6553

This position requires a qualified candidate with eight or more years of significant expertise in Family Law. In this senior role you will provide support to a senior Family Law practitioner, including document management, liaising with clients, drafting summaries and correspondence, and assisting with Chambers and trial preparation.

To provide Legal Assistant support to our Aboriginal Litigation practice team. The position will be a floater to assist areas of greatest workload and to cover for vacation absences. Responsibilities include correspondence, document and file preparation management, and time entry and billing. This position requires good working knowledge of Microsoft Word and other computer and office skills, and the desire to build their skills to take on more responsible work.


TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193


Collection of 196 different Pen Delfin pieces. Would like to sell all together for $20,000 but will sell individual pieces. Most pieces come with original box. Please phone 604-467-8914.

1635 Ratcliff & Company is the North Shore’s oldest and largest law firm providing legal services to clients, in business and in life. We are currently recruiting for two vacancies in the firm’s busy Family Law and Aboriginal Litigation practices. Attention to detail, strong computer skills, the ability to remain composed under pressure and able to work independently are essential.

Art & Collectibles


A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H

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For Sale Miscellaneous



IN HOME OR STUDIO LESSONS Piano, Theory & other instruments. Allegro Music School 604-327-7765


Art & Collectibles

175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque!

Sunday • NOV 13 • 10am-3pm Croatian Cultural Centre 3250 Commercial Drive, Van. Info: 604 980-3159 • Adm: $4.00


Pet Services

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Sat., Nov. 19th 9:30 am - 2:30 pm • Homemade Pies • Crafts • Baking • Hot Lunches • Gifts 3380 Lonsdale Ave. North Vancouver

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PLAY FUR PAWS DOG DAYCARE...NOW OPEN!!! Play Fur Paws dog daycare facility is a brand new, spacious, funfilled indoor and outdoor play area for your beloved canine companions. With its seperate small dog areas, this 11,000 square foot property offers the socialisation, exercise and fun that your dog deserves and needs... Asking $27 per day (discount packages available) Call: 778-960-7529 email: or come see us at 18875 94th Ave, Surrey.

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North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, large, bright, $1180, np, ns, avail now, prkg avail. 225 E 12th 604-971-2456 2 BR, Nov 1, $1195 Garden patio, quiet bldg, reno’d. 140 W. 17th. 604-990-8262 or 604-985-1658 2 BR, Nov 15, hardwood, central Londale, park view, ns, $1250incl heat & hot water, 604-617-3602 BACH $750, elevator drapes, S. facing np, ns, incld hw heat hydro. 18th/Lonsdale 604-220-6817 BACH, LARGE $765, hardwood, heat, hot water, upper Lonsdale, Dec. 1, ns np 604-202-3458 Beautiful Large Suites 230 E 16th St. 2 BR $1295. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease. Viewing 12-1pm & 7-7:30 pm 604-618-5403


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West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS. 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van 2 BR, ocean views, cat OK, Senior discount. Parking/Storage. 604-913-0734

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, laminate, bright, balcony, corner ns, np, avail now 604-612-4427

1 WHOLE FLOOR Waterfront, West Van 2800 sf, 3 br, den, $6,500 long term 604-926-9818 2300 BLK Bellevue NEW bright 1 br ste in Duplex, SW facing, wood flr, d/w, w/d, quiet adult, N/P N/S,

$1050 incl util, 604-616-3085

1 BR $900 central Lonsdale, balc south, carpet/hardwood, heat/hw, ns, np, adult bldg. 604-904-9507 1 BR, top flr corner, faces south 8 suite bldg. E 15th, cat ok, Now/ Nov 15 , $925. ns, 604-986-4927

HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, 1 BDRM $975. Avail Dec 1 Incl heat/hw. NP, 604-985-3650

1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail Dec. 1, refs req’d. 604-960-0452

WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm Apt, 17th flr, Lillooett Bldg, n/s, refs, $925, avail Dec 1, call 604-985-4636

2 bdrm, $1250, Large & clean, bright,130 W 5th, heat hw, np, ns, refs, lease, 604-987-2761

WOODCROFT: TWO, 1bdrm’s, One 2 bdrm, One Bachelor 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave. 1 BR. Available. 604-990-2971


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

2 BIG Bdrm, by Lynn Valley Mall, incl prkg, fp, d/w, h/w. Cat ok NOW $1450+heat 604-780-7149 2 BR, $1225, new carpets, renod, sec prkg, quiet bldg 17th/ Lonsdale 604-990-8262/604-985-1658

2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail now. $1189 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-904-7545 2 BR, corner, Lonsdale & 6, hardwood, new paint & kitchen, cat ok $1200, Nov. 604-986-4927


avail Immed or Dec 1st starting from $1,175 Seasonal swimming pool & 1 cat ok. Quick commute to Seabus! Concrete bldg, storage, heat & h/water included. Nr all ammens. 604-985-2926

Luxury Over The Seawall! 3Br & 1 Br. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 MARINE/19TH, 2 bdrm, newly decorated, np, ns, 3 appl, $1675. 604-925-8851, 604-762-8507 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. Bachelor - beautiful view, h/wood flrs, 1bath, d/w. $725/mth, no pets. ALSO 1 BDRM $1,110 Dec 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493


(Family complex )

2 BR. avail Dec. 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

Bachelor, 1 BR & 2 BR Avail Now & Nov 1. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

Call 604-986-3356 Mountain Terrace, Parkgate pet ok! 1500 Ostler Court by Seymour Mt. 1300’ 1 bd den 1 bth all appls, deck, east facing pkg in $1295 Kristin Royal LePage 604-671-6175 2BDRM/1BTH 550 sq ft IncL utilities, wireless net, w/d, parking, dish, patio, No Pets $1,000 Call: (604) 802 -0155 email:

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Plunge into depths, mysteries, research, intimacy, commitment, change and large finances. Since 2008 you have been undergoing many changes in your career and community status (e.g., marital status). These changes will continue to 2023 – 2011 and half of 2012 urge you to capitalize on these changes, especially financially, through investments, separation awards, a more profitable lifestyle, etc. Think about this, and act on it, Sunday and Tuesday through Thursday. Don’t act on a whim or dream (or fear) Monday, and contain your temper Friday noon. Much hard work until next July! Taurus April 20-May 20: Crucial, exciting, beneficial relationships face you. If single, you might meet a life partner in the next few weeks. It begins on a sensual/sexual note. Married folk meet opportunities to rise financially, through partnership, inheritance, travel, higher education or law. All of you face new horizons, new joys. Thursday begins eight months of romantic adventure for singles. If married, avoid being heavy-handed with children. Rest, lie low Sunday to Tuesday. (Success with “head office” or government Tuesday p.m.) Your energy and charisma surge Wednesday/Thursday: start things! Gemini May 21-June 20: For the next eight months, step lightly at home. If you must change residence before July 3, 2012, do so now, before Thursday eve. If you must move after that, make it a rental, a short-term one. On the good side, you’ll spend the whole eight months being happy and hopeful about your domestic prospects. It’s very likely you’ll start sifting through your friends, deciding which ones are really keepers, and which aren’t. Social joys visit you Sunday to Tuesday. Retreat, rest and contemplate Wednesday to Friday noon. After this, you’re in charge, energized – tackle some big tasks!

Furnished Accommodation


3 BR W. VAN furn’d 1 bath, TV, wifi, avail now. $2500 incls utls, ns/np 6-mths + 778-839-8305

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

DUNDARAVE, fully furnished 2 bdrm suite, 1 bath, garden, patio, laundry, ns, small pet ok. Min 6 mths lease. Info: 604-922-0203 Grand Manor Guest House/Apt. Furn rooms, suites& Apts. NS, NP 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit HORSESHOE BAY Avail now, bright, furn studio ste, quiet street. $850 incl utils, ns ref’s, np, Pls call Karen or Glen 604-922-2700

2BDRM/2BTH AMBLESIDE Tastefully furnished. Close to Shops, Transit, Pubs, Restaurants. Reduce rate for longer term Small Pets OK $800 Weekly Call: (604) 230-3479 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites


Houses - Rent

3 BR Central Lonsdale, rec rm carport, 4 appls, drapes, wall to wall, np ns Prof $1595. 813-7312 3 BR. + rec, Norgate, 4 appls, refs. carport, new paint/carpet, ns np, Nov 10. $2200. 604-272-1938 3/4 BDRM West Van 2bath 2 f/p, ocean view, decks, garage, ns, np. Dec 1. $3200 778-231-1048

5BR, 3 bath beautiful, N. Van, f/p, 3br 2 ba up, 2 br 1 ba ste 1st floor, all appl, $2850. 604-921-7281.

HIGHLAND DR. 908-7368, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, garage, pet ok, lease $2700. W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Details @ Call 604-319-7674

West Vancouver House for Rent West Bay area. 3 BR, 1 Bath+2 halfbath, kitchen, LR, DR den, office, 2100 sq.ft., available furnished or unfurnished, large patio, very private. $3000/mo. Small Pets OK $3,000 Monthly Call: (604) 922-3373 email: 4BDRM/2.5BTH Upper Caulfeild 4BR dramatic exec and family home, Caulfeild/Rockridge schools, fab deck and view. Small Pets OK $3,900 Monthly Call: (778) 863-3908

Houses - Rent

Great Selection North/West Van... A little house 2 bd 1 bth hi ceiling, loft, laminates, bright, serene, Lwr B’P’s, all appls, driveway, $2195/ Just in time for Christmas! Skyline and Montroyal! Dec 15th. 3 bd1 bth! Hwd, new kitchen, recrm office, carport. Bright Clean $2795/ Rancher on country lane! 3 bd 2 bth, new kitchen hwd, family room close to Edgemont! This is a sublet and a great price! Fenced level lot cul de sac location dble garage $3295/ Very sharp Nautical furnished or unfurnished home in central Lsdle, 3 bd den, additional suite down. All or ? negotiable! SS appls, Updated cottage type feel, but surpisingly accommodating. Hwd. $3295/ Eagleridge Enormous Views! Hi ceilings, contemporary, hwd ss appls. 4 bd recroom open plan, decks hot tub sauna Updated Low Maintenance Lot $3795/ Blueridge Spoiler! All about the people who pay the bills! Mster with deluxe ensuite spills out to pool on bright property stones throw to elementary or hi schools. updated exciting Jan 15 $3995/ Rabbit Lane Outdoor Oasis! Firepit pool, gazebo! Level & bright lot! 4 bd recroom/office/ 4 bth hwd Stunning commercial kitchen! Hi ceilings, updated $3995/ SHORTER TERM UNFURNISHED HWD, QUALITY FINISH MID B’P’S 4 BD 4 BTH HUGE VIEW $3995/ Experience what it is like to live Waterfront Pasco Rd, Serene! VIEWS! Contemporary 3 level suit single or couple or family! 4500’ garage, ss appls, brand new carpet paint throughout. Opportunity to work from home while sunsets! Available short or long term $4995/ Beach Dundarave Hwd, Updated. Great office, walk to coffee! Furnished or unfurnished today! Master ensuite, numerous ensuites off bdrms! Atmosphere $4995/ Ambleside Totally Updated Quality finishings 2 bd 3 bth and 1 bd suite! Great location, dble garage, VIEW. Negotiable terms, suite no suite? Open Plan, hwd ss appls $4995/ Mathers and Westridge! Lovely lot beautiful updated home! 4 bd den Great master with ensuite. Outside Oasis, gardener included $4995/ Lwr Caulfeild, Bluff, garden, pool. A generous floor plan. Master and Childs Wings, in Clovelly Walk area. Feel out of town on large lot with loads of parking! 4 bd den good enterainment flow hwd, floor to ceiling glass $5495/ Royal LePage Northshore Kristin 604-671-6175

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GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST! 1 BR & Den large & bright condo in sought after E. 3rd St & Lonsdale. Water views, newly reno’d, insuite laundry, d/w, prkg & storage, fireplace (furnished optional). $1450. Avail now. Call Julia 778-996-2917 or

2 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd St. Bright unit w/ balcony, SW facing in quiet building- 1 Bath , hard/w & d/w. $1175/mo incl heat & h/w Nov 15/Dec 1st . 604-726-4884



Houses - Rent

DEEP COVE semi waterfront 1 br $1875, 2 br $2675, 3 br $4550, ns, fantastic view 604-929-5191


Office/Retail Rent

820sf self contained new office/ light industrial, ground level, Dollarton Hwy, 604-984-0836



Shared Accommodation


Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $595 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Avail Now. Call 778-846-5275


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM lrg Ambleside bsmt ste, own w/d, quiet, sngl occ, ns, np, $1000 incl. Ref’s 604-782-1221 1 BR bsmt ste Lynn Valley, large bright, $840 incl utils & shared w/d ns np Dec 1, refs 778-848-0977 1 BR bsmt suite $800 incls utils, Nov 15, ns, near Phibbs Exchange & shops. 604-985-6321 1 BR grnd flr suite, priv entry, patio, backyard, cozy, new reno N Van. $1100 np 604-346-6410

1 BR, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $750 incl TV, phone, dinner, w/d, suit 1 person/student. 604-987-2839



North Vancouver

1 BR $525 inclusive in shared house, mid Lonsdale, renovated, ns np, avail now. 604-990-4257 SHARE 3BR house, near bus stop, Univ. of Capilano & mall, avail now $450, 604-929-9667

Clean Sweep?

1 BR, ground level in 4-plex, $825 + utils, nr Seabus, ns np, suits 1, 604-987-6629 1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/internet, ns np nr bus $875+util, refs 604-781-4687 2 BR, 1,200sf, bright ste, quiet G. Blvd, ns, pet ok, own wd, fenced yrd, $1650 all incl. 604-725-9750

2 BR beautiful garden level, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, Dec 1, ns, $1290 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281. 2 BR bright bsmt ste, near bus, ns np, Pemberton Hghts, $1200, prkg & utils incl 604-986-7922 2 BR bsmt, Edgemont area, new, own wd, suit adults, ns, np, avail now, $1300+utils, 604-817-3098 2 BR bsmt, Lynn Valley Nov 15th, own wd, suit adults, ns, np, avail now, $1300+utils, 604-817-3098 2 BR, Central Lonsdale. All brand new, floor, carpet. Nr bus & amen. $1250 incl util but no cable. Avail now. 604-985-5528 2 Br +den 1 bath bright, faces S. grnd flr. Highland area, new renod & appls, own wd, wood fp, hardwood & tile, carport, np, ns, avail now $1700+%utils 778-885-8561 2 BR grnd lvl, bright, recent reno, share wd, ns, np Grand Blvd ref’s, $1250 incl 604-340-5116 2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $575.Now 778-865-7455

3 BR Upper, 1 bath, share washer dryer Lynn Valley, Nov 15th. ns np $1,700+60% util. 604-771-9935 2BDRM/1BTH North Shore nr Marine Dr Garden level suite, spacious, 5appl, fireplace, near bus, mall, creek, hiking, Nov 1st Pets OK $1100+1/2hydro Monthly: (604)984-6550

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The weeks ahead feature Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This week and next accent romance, creative surges, speculation, risk, winning, sensuality, sex, possessions, earning and spending. Enjoy joys from children, pleasure and beauty. At times, you life! Relationships loom large Sunday to Tuesday.You might might have to decide between a pleasurable intimacy dream of a fantastic romantic life with someone – whether and a social joy. (The latter is probably more fortunate there is truth in this or not, will show Tuesday night. in the long run.) Be ambitious Sunday to Tuesday. Make Sexual bonding, investments, large finances, secrets and sure that financial or sexual “flag” is really inspiration, commitments arise midweek. You could take a big step! not deception (Sunday/Monday). Your hopes, popularity Wisdom and gentle love appear Friday night, Saturday. and social side burst forth Wednesday/Thursday – love In all this potential development of a relationship, realize could reach a climax. Retreat to rest and contemplate, that Thursday night begins eight months during which you Friday noon through the weekend. Now to July, a flurry might be at a disadvantage with a partner. of activity! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The main emphasis lies on home, effectiveness march forth strongly. Start things, see and family, security, property, garden, retirement and similar be seen, tackle projects/tasks which intimidated you themes. But your main luck resides in career, ambition, previously. (Start only short-term things, as late November and goals outside the home, so these two might conflict, brings a slow-down.) Sunday to Tuesday brings chores, especially Wednesday to Friday. (Do you take a chance, or co-worker relations, and success in these (for eight remain secure?) Legal, learning, travel, religious and love months). Take care with one deceptive – rose-gardenconcerns arrive Sunday to Tuesday. You might feel a deep, type – promise or prospect that involves your career strange pull toward someone – but perhaps you don’t and home: be realistic about such a combination right trust him/her – or your feelings. Be careful. This puzzle will now. Relationships excite and benefit you Wednesday/ “dissolve” by next February. Social joys Friday/Saturday. Thursday, not Friday. Secrets, intimacy, and finances lure Money’s coming – beware spending! Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: This week and next fill with Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Continue to take a restful errands, calls, paperwork, details, reports, quick and stance. Lie low, contemplate, plan. Your energy will return casual meetings. But this light, busy “surface” turns late November (one day before Mercury retrogrades, so deeper, as another thread in your psyche begins to raise you’ll be handling major things from the past, perhaps questions about – and prospects of – lifestyle changes, a relationship). Meanwhile, fulfill old obligations, deal investments and debts, sexual bonding and commitment, with government agencies, be spiritual and charitable. and a big, general change of life. These are slated now Romantic notions bring a smile Sunday-Tuesday: don’t to next July. Research these, ask questions, read, Google, expect much “solid reality.” Tackle chores Wednesday study the options, especially Sunday to Tuesday. (In all this, onward. Friday/Saturday bring relationships, opportunities there is at least one fantasy or red herring that you need and competition (avoid the last). Now to July, your career Adstocontinued see, and dismiss.) Wisdom, love midweek. is filled with creative ideas – and some temper. on next page


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November 6-12, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: This week and next bring optimism, social delights, popularity, entertainment, and above all, a wishing, an urge to dream and envision your future – which will in turn bring, promote, the best future. Don’t think small – look out a decade, two decades. Home, domestic interests, property, security, retirement – these fill Sunday to Tuesday. The next eight months will bring either a) good fortune in these, or b) legal fights over them. DON’T trigger legal fights before July next year. The good fortune might include a home abroad. Romance soars Wednesday/Thursday: respond, seek. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Be ambitious, kow-tow to authority,seek more responsibility,upgrade your community status, this week and next. But avoid starting big new projects (other than house-buying) as a slow-down begins late month. Sunday to Tuesday features communications, emails, calls, talk, short trips, errands, casual acquaintances and siblings. These will grow important for the eight months ahead, as you start digging into the private, hidden or “undiscussed” side of life. You’ll be holding private talks, perhaps with a lover. Domestic, retirement and real estate luck visit you Wednesday/Thursday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next fill with mellow thoughts, wisdom and compassionate love. You can forgive others. Open your eyes, too, to foreign climes, higher learning, religious/philosophical truths, and your own “cultural hungers.” This wise, loving time is a good launching pad for the next eight months, which will feature intensity in relationships, both in love and money. You could surprise yourself by your possessiveness toward someone attractive. (Someone very “male” if you’re female; someone assertive, vivacious, if you’re male.) Big, maybe important communication Wednesday/Thursday.

Sunday, November 6, 2011 - North Shore News - A49


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Collectibles & Classics

1990 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 31,000 km, all original, like new. $32,500 604-987-3876 D24627 1990 ROLLS-ROYCE, 1-owner, only 31,000 km,Domestic all original, like new. $32,500 604-987-3876 D24627 2000 FORD Focus SE, auto, 4 dr, 1 owner, 173k, full history, aircare Feb/2012, 4 snow tires on rims, exc overall cond, $4150. 604-985-8680 Domestic

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2000 Focus SE, auto, dr, 2004 FORD DODGE Neon, SX 42.0, 1 owner,4dr 173k,sedan, full history, aircare auto, low ml, Feb/2012, 4 snow tires on rims, 71,743km, under warr, no acc, e x c winter o v e r a ltires, l c o nreg d , oil $ 4 1chg, 50. new 604-985-8680 $5000. N.Van 778-881-5735 2004 DODGE Neon, SX 2.0, auto, 4dr sedan, low ml, 71,743km, under warr, no acc, new winter tires, reg oil chg, $5000. N.Van 778-881-5735 2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179 2007 PT Cruiser convertible, Scrap Car white, auto, only 39,000km, Removal Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179


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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2010 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel 39,000 kms. Excellent Condition. 40,000km left on the manufacturer's warranty. $47,500 email: 2010 Volkswagen Touareg V6 3.0 TDI Clean Diesel 39,000 kms. Excellent Condition. 40,000km left on the manufacturer's warranty. Sports $47,500 & email: Imports


Q. A.

The flu clinics will be running until Tuesday, Dec. 12, from 1:30 to 4:00 pm. You don’t need to make an appointment but do take your Care Card with you. North Van: Nov. 1 – Silver Harbour Centre; Nov. 2 – Parkgate Community Centre; Nov. 3 – John Braithwaite Community Centre; Nov. 7 – N.S. Neighbourhood House; Nov. 8 – John Braithwaite Community Centre; Nov. 9 – St. Stephens Catholic Church; Nov. 14 – John Braithwaite Community Centre. West Van: Nov. 4 – WV Seniors Centre; Nov. 14 & Dec. 12 – WV Community Centre. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

Sunroof, Alloys, V6 A/C,Grey Onlywith 36k,Grey VW 2007 Touareg Certified $17,995 StkTow CV348 Lthr, Bi Xenon lights, package, VW Certified Stk #CV428 2003 Lexus$28,995 SC430 Contertible,

Silver w/ Black2Dr Leather, 2008 Rabbit 5spdStunning Manual, car and Loaded. OneOnly owner, local Sunroof, Alloys, A/C, 36k, VW car only 81k. $26,995 Stk #C6021A Certified $17,995 Stk CV348

2007 VW GTISC430 4dr DSG Black 2003 Lexus Contertible, w/cloth, VW Certified Silver w/Sunroof, Black Leather, Stunning $20,995 Stk# B5540A car and Loaded. One owner, local car only 81k.TDI $26,995 Stk #C6021A 2006 Jetta Auto, Grey w/

Anthracite Leather, Sunroof, 2007 VW GTI 4dr DSG BlackHS Alloys, Certified w/cloth,VW Sunroof, VW$19,995 Certified Stk# B5590A $20,995 Stk# B5540A 2006 Jetta TDI Auto, Grey w/ Anthracite Leather, Sunroof, HS Alloys, VW Certified $19,995 Stk# B5590A

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1998 HONDA Accord, 166k, AC, cruise, pwr/hted mirrors, pwr windows, pwr locks, new rear brakes, aircared. Well maintained. Clean reliable car. No accidents. $4750. 604-377-7233 1998 HONDA Accord, 166k, AC, cruise, pwr/hted mirrors, pwr windows, pwr locks, call new rear To advertise brakes, aircared. Well maintained. Clean reliable car. No accidents. $4750. 604-377-7233


1979 Dodge 30’ MH 166,000K runs good needs tlc $1,500 (604) 897-6944


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Sports & Imports


2007 Touareg V6 Grey with Grey 2008 VW Touareg V6 Sport Lthr, Grey Bi Xenon lights, Tow package, 4x4, w/ tan Leather, Sport Pkg, VW Certified StkCertified #CV428 Nav, Tow, 19”$28,995 Alloys, VW $39,995 Stk#2Dr CV381 2008 Rabbit 5spd Manual,

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Sports & Imports





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2003 Hummer H2

Auto, sunroof, red, 4dr, 22,000kms, pwr group, BCAA inspected, stk#11166B

2003 Hummer H2

2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT

Internet Sale Price $21,995 Yellow, 50,900 miles, leather, sunroof, awesome, BCAA inspected, stk#P5657A

Internet Sale Price $21,995 2006 Dodge Charger R/T

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Internet Sale Price $8,988 2008 Jeep Liberty Ltd.

5.7 Hemi, blue, leather, sunroof, auto, BCAA Leather, sunroof, auto, 3.7L V6, loaded, BCAA inspected, stk#11181A inspected, #P5677

Internet Sale Price $12,988

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2006 Dodge Charger R/T

2008 Jeep Liberty Ltd.

Internet Sale Price $12,988 2007 Volkswagen GTI

Internet Sale Price $23,988 2005 Chev Colorado Reg Cab 4x2

Internet Sale Price $17,988

Internet Sale Price $9,988

5.7 Hemi, blue, leather, sunroof, auto, BCAA Leather, sunroof, auto, 3.7L V6, loaded, BCAA inspected, stk#11181A inspected, #P5677

2dr, 6spd, red, 62,600kms, sunroof, BCAA inspected, stk#11227A

2007 Volkswagen GTI

1 owner, 57,350kms, red, auto, 5 cyl, BCAA inspected, #11283A

1600Chev MARINE N.V. 2005 Colorado DR., Reg Cab 4x2

1 owner, 57,350kms, red, auto, 5 cyl, BCAA 2dr, 6spd, red,JEEP 62,600kms, CHRYSLER DODGE sunroof, Northshore 604.980.8501 inspected, #11283A BCAA inspected, stk#11227A

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2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT

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Houses - Sale

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Condos/ Townhouses


New Westminster

BEAUTIFUL 14TH floor, S.W. location, Royal City Centre, 2 BR + den, corner unit in Woodward, $499,000. To view 604-515-1456


Houses - Sale Vancouver East Side

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