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Coun. Rod Clark flips on illegal suites Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

COUN. Rod Clark of the City of North Vancouver outraged three of his colleagues Monday by abruptly reversing his vote and allowing two illegal fourplexes to escape city bylaw enforcement. In earlier debates, Clark had vehemently denounced the landlords of both buildings. At issue are 330 East 14th St., owned by the Pucci family, and 263 West Sixth St., owned by Arnold Wallner. Both buildings are duplexes, each with a pair of illegal secondary suites. Both have been on the city’s radar for as long as two decades, but in each case, the landlords have managed to obstruct, postpone and otherwise frustrate attempts by the city to have the suites removed, although the city has collected utility charges for all of the units involved. In 2009, the Puccis attempted to have their building See City page 5

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NAMELESS North Shore painters invite art lovers to the annual Anonymous Art Show at the CityScape Community Art Space at 335 Lonsdale Ave. Nov. 24 to Dec. 17. All works, created by established and emerging artists, will be sold for $100. Partial proceeds go to the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. Visit www.nvartscouncil.ca.

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THE family of a 27-year-old man who has been charged with killing his father and seriously injuring his mother moved to British Columbia from Saskatchewan in the last year because they’d hoped Jordan Ramsay would get better mental health services in this province.

Dan Sudeyko, defence lawyer for Ramsay, added in comments made outside court, that the family had only been living in North Vancouver for three weeks before the violent altercation happened at their shared home on West 28th Street on Nov. 5.

Family moved to B.C. expecting better mental health services

Sudeyko said part of the reason for the family’s move from Nanaimo was they hoped North Vancouver would offer better prospects for Ramsay. Ramsay has been certified under the Mental Health Act and remained in custody at Lions Gate Hospital under guard on Thursday. He has been charged with the second-degree murder of his father, Donald Ramsay, and the attempted murder of his mother, Wendy Ramsay.

Following a hearing in North Vancouver provincial court Thursday morning, Judge Steven Merrick ordered that Ramsay be sent to the Forensic Psychiatric Institute in Port Coquitlam for a 30-day evaluation. There, a psychiatrist will determine what his mental state was at the time of the alleged offences. If it is determined Ramsay was mentally ill when he allegedly attacked his mother and father, he would likely be declared not criminally responsible by reason of mental disorder. It would then be up to a psychiatric review board outside of the criminal justice system to decide what should happen. Family members have said Ramsay has previously been diagnosed as a borderline schizophrenic, that he has been previously prescribed See Mother page 3

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Board needs to listen better: Skinner Funding issues concern many NV school trustee candidates Jeremy Shepherd newssroom@nsnews.com

TWELVE school trustee candidates captivated a packed crowd at Sutherland secondary for an all-candidates debate Wednesday night in anticipation of the Nov. 19 election.

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Five candidates are running for four District of North Vancouver slots while seven City of North candidates are vying for three trustee positions. The seven winners will serve together on the North Vancouver Board of Education. District incumbent Franci Stratton said the next three years could fulfill the promise of the last term. “During my time as board chair we developed a 10-year plan for the school district,” she said, calling the next term the time when that plan should come to life. City candidate Chris Dorias, who served on the board between 2002 and 2008, called the 10-year plan an “apple pie document,” and said the board needed a more reciprocal relationship with the community. “We really dropped the ball in this community,” he said. Stratton stressed equity for all, including struggling families and vulnerable students. The comment rankled Dorias, who took issue with the implementation of new program fees in the last term. “I don’t see that supporting a system that is equitable for all,” he said. City incumbent Susan Skinner listed “transparency, respect and meaningful consultation” as the most important attributes of a school board. Skinner said the board had been insensitive to community concerns. “We need to learn to listen a little bit better. We’ve been insular,” she said. Creative solutions may be necessary due to budget constraints, according to Skinner. “We have competing funding issues for health and education,” she said. “It can’t be business as usual.” City candidate Lisa Bayne, who said she would have a child in the education system until 2027, also suggested the board investigate sharing accommodations. Problems such as a school without a stage could be solved locally, according to Bayne. “Let’s make some friends, let’s talk to a theatre group,” she suggested. District incumbent Barry Forward, whose supporters included members of his girls soccer team adorned with pro-Forward face paint and T-shirts bearing his likeness, said the board faced a financial shortfall affecting programs for gifted students and extra classroom help for special needs children. “This is all about funding. We need to get more money into our classrooms,” he said. District candidate Cyndi Gerlach said the problem went deeper than funding. “Currently, teachers leaving university do not have special education training.” Gerlach said as many as 30 per cent of students in some classrooms had special needs. On the subject of gifted students, city incumbent Mary Tasi said providing separate programs was crucial. “An art class once a month is not going to cut it,” she said, listing “alternative school” as a good option. City candidate Ian Young earmarked French Immersion and the International Baccalaureate programs for growth. “I think these programs absolutely need to be expanded,” he said. Young, a recent university graduate and the youngest trustee candidate, referenced his youth in his opening remarks. “It’s this fresh perspective I’m hoping to bring to the school board,” he said. Touting “the Binion opinion,” district candidate Norm Binion said he was not beholden to big business, a political party, or a union. “I’m not chained to any masters,” he said. Binion listed his chief qualification as the ability to advocate for increased funding at all levels of government. “I know all the players,” he said. City hopeful Christie Sacré cited her eight years on the Ridgeway Parents Advisory Council as her primary qualification. Sacré said some private schools fills gaps left in the public system, such as

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HOPEFULS for the position of North Vancouver school trustee gather at Sutherland secondary for an all candidates meeting Wednesday night. inadequate help for dyslexic students. “We need to apply these skills to stop the flow of students leaving the district,” Gerlach said on the subject of private schools. Tasi said the board should look at borrowing cost-saving techniques from private schools, including having parents help with playground supervision. All the trustee candidates agreed that selling land owned by the board should only be done under exceptional circumstances. “Perhaps we could use these properties for much needed fields,” Sacré said. City candidate John Harvey said the fact he’s retired would allow him to be a more dedicated trustee. “I can assist with any daytime problems you may have,” he said. Asked about possible school closures, Harvey said he would look for alternatives. “Instead of closing, perhaps we could have one school for children with special needs,” he said. District candidate Mike McGraw said the current curriculum was failing to meet the needs of students. “We live in a world where our educations system was designed 100 years ago,” he said. His call for modernization was echoed by Skinner. “There’s massive change upon us,” she said. Sacré and Forward agreed that teachers should not be fined for reducing their workload as part of the ongoing labour struggle between the B.C. Teachers Federation and the provincial government. “In my children’s schools, (the teachers) are doing their jobs, they’re just not doing it the way the government wants,” Sacré said.

Mother in intensive care From page 1

a number of anti-psychotic drugs and that he has suffered periods of delusion, Sudeyko told the judge on Thursday. Police arrived at the apartment in the 500-block of W. 28th Street at about 1:30 a.m. after someone called to report a domestic dispute. They found Ramsay’s parents, both 53, both suffering from extensive blunt force injuries. Paramedics were unable to save Ramsay’s father, who died of his injuries. Ramsay’s mother remains in intensive care in Lions Gate Hospital with severe head injuries.

One debate for all North Van mayoralty candidates

THE North Shore News will host North Vancouver’s mayoralty candidates in a debate at the Pinnacle Hotel Nov. 15.

All four of the city’s hopefuls and both of the district’s two hopefuls will introduce themselves and answer questions from

the North Shore News’ editorial board and from the floor. The debate will be moderated by editor Martin Millerchip with reporter Benjamin Alldritt asking questions. The debate runs from 7 to 9 p.m. The Pinnacle Hotel is located at the foot of Lonsdale at 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver.

Harvest Project to open new home Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

THE paint is still fresh on the walls and the boxes are till being unpacked, but that won’t stop the Harvest Project from celebrating its new home.

The North Shore non-profit will swing open the doors of its newly renovated, 8,000-square-foot facility at 1073 Roosevelt Crescent, just south of Marine Drive in North Vancouver, on Tuesday after six months of renovations. “It’s like moving your house in after a massive renovation that you’ve lived through, and then welcoming hundreds of your friends and relatives the next day,” said Kevin Lee, development officer at the Harvest Project, which provides counselling, groceries, food and help to North Shore residents experiencing a crisis. The new facility is 2,000 square feet larger than the organization’s former facility on Bewicke Avenue, but it didn’t start out that way. When the Harvest Project began renting the space, it was a 4,000-square-foot warehouse with a few small offices at the front, kind of like a “shoebox” in Lee’s words. Throughout the last six months, workers, employees and volunteers have built a second floor and renovated the industrial space to suit service needs. They had originally hoped to move in by the summer, but that was delayed just due to the complexity of the project, said Lee. Still, he said, it’s worth it, as the new space is far better suited to what’s needed and will save operating costs. “In the new space, more than half of the space is absolutely focused on client care and on meeting space, so it’s designed for the clients that we are seeing coming to meet with us,” said Lee. They will look into options for expanding services as well, he added, emphasizing that they won’t duplicate existing programs. After a ceremonial cutting of the ribbon at 3 p.m. Tuesday, tours will be given throughout the building until 8 p.m., with volunteers in each area explaining how the Harvest Project operates — and explaining how people can help. The renovations have been paid for partially by the landlord and partially by the Harvest Project, which has raised $100,000

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rezoned as a fourplex, legalizing the suites and allowing them to renovate. At the time Clark described the application as “a dog and pony show.” “Mr. Pucci has been living there for just two months, running this illegal fourplex all these years and now he’s trying to sneak in here as the court of last resort. I just can’t bring myself to do it,” he said, joining a 4-3 majority to deny the rezoning. Pucci later went to court and won the right to a new public hearing, which was held Oct. 24 of this year. Three weeks ago, city staff asked permission to get a court order to remove the suites in Wallner’s building. The same four-vote bloc approved the legal action, and Clark described Wallner as “a lousy landlord,” and the property as “an investment for him and nothing else.” On Monday, both files came back before council and Clark said: “In black and white, I am changing my vote.” “The city has not exactly been even-handed with respect to its enforcement and quite honestly I think we have to rise above the history of this property. I do not like the situation we’re in. I do not like the fact that Mr. Wallner has thumbed his nose at this council and continues to do so. However, I’m willing to rise above this on a point principle . . . we have to consider, by way of an affordable housing policy, legalization of suites in duplexes. I think it would be abhorrent if we were to toss two law-abiding citizens, the tenants in this duplex, on to the street.” Clark said he hoped for a full policy discussion of suites in duplexes following the Nov. 19 election, and added that he wasn’t confident the city would have gotten the court order anyway. He joined Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Couns. Mary Trentadue and Craig Keating to cancel the legal action against Wallner. Later in the meeting, he helped the same group advance Pucci’s rezoning application. Across the room, Clark’s former allies were aghast. “We are giving in to schoolyard bully tactics one more time and undermining our own bylaw enforcement process outside of a policy discussion,” said Coun. Guy Heywood, who said the city was giving

so far for its capital program — about $50,000 short of its final goal. As well, the new facility will help them address a growing need for their services, said Lee. While the organization always tries to move people away from dependency, it has found an increasing number of people seeking them out since 2008, and that hasn’t let up even as the economy has started to recover. “I would say the high cost of housing, of accommodation of any sort on the North Shore, presents a lot of pain for folks who are marginally employed or who are suffering those family calamities that really kind of knock the stability out of a family,” he said. In all, about 40 per cent of the clients are newcomers, whether international or from within Canada, another 40 per cent are single parents, often going through a split in the family, and another 20 per cent are people with chronic health issues, including mental illness.

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both landlords a financial windfall without any benefit to taxpayers. “This shows a serious disrespect,” Coun. Pam Bookham said, “to those people who came out to those policy reviews, who participated on a task force to develop secondary suite policy and arrived at the conclusion that they did not see it to the city’s benefit to have suites in duplexes. There’s something radically wrong when we have policies we can’t or won’t enforce. There’s something wrong when property owners can simply do what they want with the property without regard to policy or zoning or anything. . . . When we bend over and allow this to go forward, and sanction it with a vote tonight, we are failing our community.” Coun. Bob Fearnley said city council was “being played like a violin” and “making a joke of its bylaws” in the process. “Too many times on this council we’ve seen a certain person flip-flopping,” he said. All three councillors argued that any change to the city’s illegal suite policy — enforcement triggered only by neighbours’ complaints — should have been raised in a policy committee meeting. Mussatto and Keating kept quiet during both exchanges, but Trentadue, who is not seeking re-election, praised Clark for his change of heart. “The city has been collecting utilities and taxes for four units in (Wallner’s) building. There are four families that have lived in this building and while we may not be pleased with Mr. Wallner and how he has conducted himself, there are people in this building who should not be evicted because the city has not done its business properly. That’s the crux of this matter.” Trentadue offered a public apology for not raising the policy question herself. In his defence, Clark said the city’s position was not worth defending. “Rant and rave all you want about policy and suites and enforcement,” he said, “Our policy is very weak. Don’t-ask-don’ttell is going down all over the place as a policy. . . . It’s not a policy at all, it’s turning a blind eye.” Following Monday’s votes, no legal action is pending against Wallner. Pucci’s rezoning application still faces additional votes.

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ESPITE the tremendous fiscal pressure it is facing, the federal government must take a hard second look at the cost-cutting it has implemented in airline safety inspections. In comments to the CBC this week, aviation experts sounded the alarm over Ottawa’s migration from direct oversight of the industry to what is effectively a self-policing approach. Now, instead of relying on an army of hands-on inspectors to monitor airlines’ adherence to safety rules and conduct regular audits, companies are expected to monitor themselves. When things go wrong, employees fill out a report aimed at fixing the issue, but are not required to pass it along to Transport Canada. The federal government monitors the overall system, but direct inspections have been cut back dramatically.

you said it “We’ve got (the equivalent of) 24 football fields with a foot of snow on them.” Cypress Mountain director of sales and marketing Joffrey Koeman announces the earliest ever opening of runs to skiers and snowboarders in the resort’s history, switching on the chairlift Tuesday morning (from a Nov. 9 news story). ••• “It seems a little bit racist to me. And I can’t think of a better word than that.” Squamish Chief Gibby Jacob reacts to a Metro Vancouver report recommending area municipalities redraw their borders to exclude First Nations reserves, thus leaving reserve residents, both aboriginal and non-aboriginal, without a vote in any municipality. Metro says since reserve residents don’t pay direct taxes, it’s not fair for them to vote (from a Nov. 6 news story). ••• “To treat a busload of adults like a carload of kids, it’s really not appropriate.” Greg Robinson filed a complaint with TransLink after the driver of the 239 bus he was riding on walked off. He and a fellow passenger had asked the bus driver to hurry up during a change of drivers when Robinson says he stepped off and refused to drive (from a Nov. 4 news story).

While many employees are no doubt careful and conscientious, the fact is that shifting the burden of responsibility from those who have nothing to lose by being objective to those who may have a great deal to lose by coming clean will inevitably result in an erosion of safety. In an industry with famously narrow margins, the pressure to fly when things are probably OK must be enormous. By making this change, Ottawa is conducting a dangerous experiment with the lives of Canadian air passengers. With the global economy on a knife edge and fear of deficits at a high, governments the world over face huge pressure to keep down their expenses, and rightly so. Public services will inevitably be cut back as a consequence, but those that deal with safety must not be among them.

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Dear Editor: I join the increasing number of victims who have reported black bear intrusions in their gardens in the City of North Vancouver to the Conservation Officer Service, through the 604-990-BEAR North Shore Bear Hotline. My latest interaction with the B.C. Conservation Officer Service was on Sunday after our local black bear made its fourth visit to my garden and that of my immediate neighbours in the Grand Boulevard area. The bear left behind a trail of destruction including a dismantled bee hive, a broken compost bin, and three denuded apple trees; one of which was knocked completely down. I phoned the service to inquire what could be done to deal with the situation and was taken aback by the response of the officer on duty. As I described the recent damage wrought by the offending bruin, the officer cut me off, informing me that it was I who was responsible for enticing the bear into the neighbourhood in the first place, with my city-supplied compost bin, my neighbour’s fruit trees with their unripe apples, and my newly revitalized beehive.

The officer went on to refresh my memory of my 1960s elementary school science class where we learned that bears do their best to fatten up before their winter hibernation and so naturally we can expect them to look for food at this time of year. Finally, I was told, in no uncertain terms, that I should not expect the government to solve my problems for me. Neighbours who have phoned the B.C. Conservation Officer Service to report bear damage at their homes have reported similar responses, including a senior in her late 70s, who was dismissed with an admonition to, “Just shoo it away. . . .” My concern is simply this: Large dangerous animals are roaming the gardens and streets of our city posing a threat to the safety of its inhabitants, including seniors, children, pets, as well as to our property. It was my understanding that the publicly funded conservation service was in place to deal with such threats, not simply to berate those who report these dangers. Perhaps I am deluded. Martin Dale North Vancouver

Assess how well municipal candidates listen

Dear Editor: I live near the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre, which some present councillors would like rebuilt at a cost of $60 million. In their view, the funds would come from selling Norsemen field and track and other parkland to developers who would be allowed to construct a village of highrises and townhouses with about 800,000 square feet of new residential units. As municipal elections approach, one lesson learned is that a good councillor is one who can listen to residents rather than one who tries to impose what he/she thinks is “best” for the citizenry. When neighborhood residents appeared before council to ask for consideration of renovation of Harry Jerome rather than a $60 million rebuild, they were met with counter-arguments and glares of contempt. We tried to be helpful, pointing

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Crocodile Stan’lee’s 8,000-mile dinner ONE thing about being married to an eccentric thousandaire — there’s never a dull moment.

My husband Stanley’s latest escapade started innocently enough. A couple of his colleagues were coming to town from Texas, stopping over for a night in Vancouver before proceeding to Whistler. Stanley was excited. These people had once put him up for days in Houston just because they belong to the same business association and a friend had given him the thumbs up. He wanted to return their splendid hospitality with an excellent dinner party, also inviting mutual friends. Frankly, I’m not good at winging it for special dinners. Stanley cares nothing for table settings, lighting, desserts or vegetables — he’s totally comfortable with impromptu entertaining, as long as lots of bloody slaughter has taken place. But I have to plan well ahead. My countless failures include the time I boiled up a bunch of corncobs in water, puréed the kernels, threw in some salt and pepper and served this tasteless, pale gruel as “soup.” (Thanks, Gourmet magazine.) I’m now well aware that the time to try something new is not while a horde of hungry guests is in your living room, wondering why the drunken hosts haven’t served anything before 11 p.m. These days, I like to cook recipes that have already proved successful, and I need to visualize my own tasks. I routinely set the table many hours in advance, occasionally re-setting it if it fails to achieve

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serve five forms of protein that he’d never even tasted: crocodile, camel, ostrich, kangaroo and winding up with rack of muskox. In a dubious effort to keep it real, he’d throw in some Canadian venison. He claims I started to cry when he told me about the changed plan. I claim I just had something in my eye (tears, I think they’re called) and a concurrent need to heave drily. At any rate, as usual, he won and the menu transformed from potentially delicious and appropriately Canadian to completely mysterious and randomly Australian. I did manage to nix the muskox. And, to preserve my sanity, I made Stanley write down the menu. Certainly, it was about as far as was humanly possible from the 100 Mile Diet we’re all supposed to be adopting to cut down on greenhouse gas emissions, nourish ourselves, and support our local farmers and producers. Stanley’s list began with “camel brisket,” proceeding to “crocodile skewers marinated with Dijon, white balsamic vinegar, garlic, fresh rosemary and chile flakes.” Next, I noted that he had listed “escalopes of Quebec venison in red wine, truffle oil reduction and Vancouver Island sea salt.” “Well, thank God for the Vancouver Island salt,” I said.

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NORTH Shore Search and Rescue needs a rescue — financially, at least.

The search and rescue organization will have to move their central operations post to the new City of North Vancouver works yard when the city finishes a deal with private developers Darwin Properties to build the new facility at 61 Bewicke Ave. In exchange, Darwin will get possession of the existing works yard site at 720 West Second St., with plans to build 300,000 square feet of housing. The move comes with many benefits — the new 5,000square-foot space will be 25 per cent larger than the team’s existing facility and be built to a post-disaster standard — but there are also costs. While the building itself will be provided, North Shore Search and Rescue is responsible for renovating and equipping the building, and that will cost $200,000 according to Tim Jones, spokesman for the organization. “We’re in a very narrow See New page 10

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donation, one or several people to really step forward and help fund the $200,000 in a large way,” he said. The current yard was built in the 1960s. North Shore Search and Rescue moved there in 1999, at first occupying just a trailer and slowly expanding to meet growing requirements. Since then NSR has opened five remote search and rescue stations. The City of North Vancouver staff say the move is required because the current yard is too cramped and wouldn’t survive an earthquake. When council approved the plan in July, staff said employees worked two to a cubicle and there was no space for first aid, violating WorkSafe B.C. requirements. The cost of the rescue centre will be split between the municipalities — about half from the District of North Vancouver and a quarter each from West Vancouver and the city, according to city manager Ken Tollstam. Mike Little, chair of the North Shore Emergency Management Office, estimated the cost to municipalities at $150,000, but said that could still change. “So far we’re hearing goodwill on the part of all three municipalities to participate.”

Defibrillators donated to rec centres

NORTH Shore community centres will get extra equipment to help people suffering cardiac arrest.

Ten automated external defibrillators, or AEDs, have been donated by the Gianfranco Giammaria Memorial Society, and will allow any member of the public to check a person’s heart rhythm and, if needed, deliver a shock to

reset the rhythm to normal. The devices are useful in combating cardiac arrest or sudden arrhythmia death syndrome. While defibrillators are already located at North Shore rec centres for staff use, this will allow public access to defibrillators in all North Shore facilities. Local fire departments will install and maintain the equipment. — Tessa Holloway

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SEASPAN’S Jonathan Whitworth (left), MLA Pat Bell, DNV Mayor Richard Walton, CNV Mayor Darrell Mussatto, Union local #506 representative Percy Darbyson and Seaspan’s Kyle Washington celebrate winning an $8billion federal contract last month to build navy support ships and an icebreaker.

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Speeder slams cruiser, narrowly misses cop Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

NORTH Vancouver RCMP are appealing to the public to help find a driver who clipped a police cruiser, ripping off its driver’s side mirror, before speeding off on Hwy. 1 last week.

The police car was stopped at the side of the highway near the Capilano exit Nov. 3 just before midnight. Its emergency lights were activated, but a vehicle raced up behind it, clipped the cruiser and then sped away, said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver detachment. Fortunately, the police officer was standing

farther up the road speaking to the driver of the car she had just stopped when the incident took place, said De Jong. “She spun around when she heard the crunching noise of the mirror being ripped off,” he said. A second car speeding close behind also did not stop. Police are now analyzing videotape from the cruiser to try to identify the vehicles. De Jong said under the Motor Vehicle Act, if drivers are in an area where the posted speed limit is 80 kilometres an hour or more and they see an emergency vehicle with lights activated, they are supposed to slow down to 70 km/h. If they are in an area marked under 80 km/h, drivers must slow to 40 km/h. De Jong said damage to the police car is probably just under $1,000.

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NORTH VANCOUVER DISTRICT CANDIDATES

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No photo available FOR MAYOR

Name

Margie Goodman

Richard Walton*

Holly Back

Roger Bassam*

Howard Dahl

Doug MacKay-Dunn*

John Gilmour

Age

67

61

61

42

52

66

54

Occupation?

Retired

Mayor; chartered accountant

Business owner of salon and hairdressing school

IT consultant; Councillor

Professional engineer; small business owner

Retired police inspector; Councillor

Real estate development

List any political party membership(s):

Liberal

No answer provided

No answer provided

No answer provided

Federal Conservative, B.C. Liberal

Conservative

No answer provided

Have you received CUPE sponsorship?

No

Endorsed, not funded

Endorsed but not funded

No

No

No

Yes

Are you soliciting CUPE sponsorship?

No

No

No

No

No

No

No

Do you live in the district? For how long?

45 years

36 years

61 years

28 years

Eight years

31 years

42 years

Incumbent: Years on council?

Nine years

Three years

Nine years

Non-incumbents: List municipal committee and/or ratepayer association experience.

Two terms school trustee; waterfront task force; recreation commissioner; Deep Cove Ratepayers Association

What are your priority changes if elected?

Amalgamation with city and getting voters to polls — but do not vote for me.

Implement communitydeveloped OCP; careful management of core infrastructure assets; careful stewardship of natural capital; gradual shift of housing types to meet young family/ elderly needs.

Better future for our youth on the North Shore; good fiscal management; broader “shared vision” with City of North Vancouver and North Vancouver school district.

Renegotiating several intergovernmental service agreements (First Nations, RCMP, fire services and recycling); detailed planning of the town centres; William Griffin replacement project.

No tax increase next year.

Use the OCP affordable housing policies, goals and objectives to develop an affordable housing strategy, providing more options for different residents’ ages, needs and incomes.

Mandate the planning department to implement the official community plan network of centres concept; prevent massive tax increases by implementing common sense solutions to challenges.

With high property taxes, municipal fees and coming utility pain, is it time to cut municipal services?

Better fiscal management.

Public “wants” must fit into economic strategy that residents can afford. Core infrastructure assets (roads and water/waste) and safety services (public, maintenance) must seek efficiencies. Heavy utility investments imposed by senior governments require financial support or local tax base is not sustainable and social and wellness services will erode.

Time to cut municipal services? Perhaps undertake a core services review for the purpose of looking at what the district is mandated to do versus what is discretionary. Community dialogue around what discretionary services they are prepared to give up to hold the line on cost increases and taxes.

Renegotiate our service agreements to save millions. Change the GVS&DD agreement and/or obtain provincial/ federal project funding to lessen the impact of utility increases. Then we can project our future taxes more accurately and decide if cuts are warranted. Great facilities, services improve the quality of life in the district!

Last resort would be to cut municipal services but need to keep to no increase.

No. But it is time to focus on what we must do rather than what would be nice to do. If tax restraint is what the community wants, then hard decisions have to be made in the first three months of the new term. Core services stay, frills don’t.

It’s time to start exploring means to generate revenue on the North Shore for the benefit of the municipalities. Cutting services may be possible in some areas but the largest components of the budget are police, fire and recreation. It will be a big challenge as revenues have recently reduced.

Should the district amalgamate with the City of North Vancouver?

Yes

District is completely open to amalgamation within North Shore community. We actively pursue all opportunities for shared services to reduce public burden.

The city has no interest. I support a continuation of pursuing shared services where and when they make sense. This achieves many of the same efficiencies.

Yes! I firmly believe the taxpayers in both the city and district will see significant savings with no reduction in the quality of municipal services.

At the very least more sharing of services and moving toward amalgamation if it will reduce costs.

Yes. If an independent “blue-ribbon” committee recommends it after an independent and comprehensive costbenefit analysis has been conducted and the citizenry consulted.

City residents fear their taxes will rise substantially. There is not much difference in tax rates at this time, subject to future infrastructure costs.

Should Metro directors be directly elected?

Yes

A “yes” or “no” answer not provided as asked.

No

Yes

Yes

Yes

Yes

Is the district managing growth appropriately?

No

Our community wants low growth but cost of housing and aging demographics provide livability concerns. OCP stresses inclusiveness and a vibrant community for all ages.

Since 1999, the district adopted a slow growth approach. I think this has served the district well and has resulted in more in-fill housing.

The OCP directs the majority of change to our four town centres. This allows growth while preserving the quality and character of our residential neighbourhoods.

Passing grade.

Yes, generally. The OCP has identified centres to isolate growth; this strategy which will distribute growth more fairly with full community consultation.

The district has been extremely consultative making for slow progress. We need innovative solutions for the right growth to meet emerging needs.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A15

NORTH VANCOUVER DISTRICT CANDIDATES

EElection 2011 MUNICIPALL

* Incumbents

Name

Robin Hicks*

Mike Little*

Kevin Macauley

Lisa Muri*

Alan Nixon*

Austin Park

Wendy Qureshi

Age

65

35

54

46

63

28

56

Occupation?

Chartered accountant; Councillor

Lumber exporter; Councillor

Retired firefighter

Mother, Councillor

Realtor, vice-president and managing broker

SFU management informations systems business, IT consultant

Retired (communications)

List any political party membership(s):

No answer provided

Federal Conservative; B.C. Liberal

None

None

B.C. Liberal Party

None

B.C. Conservative Party

Have you received CUPE sponsorship?

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Are you soliciting CUPE sponsorship?

No

No

Yes

No

No

No

No

Do you live in the district? For how long?

33 years

35 years

27 years

46 years

58 years

16 years

16 years

Incumbent: Years on council?

Six years

Six years

15 years

Nine years

I am a Neighborhood Block Watch captain

Director, North Shore Safety Council; anti-HST campaigner

Non-incumbents: List municipal committee and/or ratepayer association experience.

Several committees as a fire service rep. i.e. emergency, diversity, combined service, fire master plans.

What are your priority changes if elected?

Service delivery rationalization and elimination as outlined below. Then intervention in burgeoning regional government services and levies such as TransLink and Metro costs for sewage.

We need to update the town centre plans. I will support new developments, but make certain they take responsibility for their impacts, including parking requirements.

New ways to communicate with residents; better relationships with other agencies; look at ways to better manage large projects.

Review new opportunities to deliver services while maintaining quality of life. Housing policy: How we maintain older affordable multi-family, while implementing OCP goals for more diverse housing.

Ensuring a more meaningful, more inclusive budget consultation and development process; Ensuring a more easily navigable process for citizens to interact with the district bureaucracy.

The biggest challenge in my opinion is efficiency in dealing with affordable housing crisis, police cost overruns, sustainability of energy use and environment, traffic bottlenecks.

More transparency in government, more public engagement, slower and more prudent densification, and muchneeded upgrades of infrastructure, especially asbestos-cement water mains.

With high property taxes, municipal fees and coming utility pain, is it time to cut municipal services?

We are taking a twopronged approach. Firstly, we will review and prioritize our range of services through a public consultation process, in which we will test cuts and reductions for reasonableness. We will also streamline service delivery through reorganization, partnerships and consolidation of business units.

Yes, we have trimmed 25 positions over the last two budgets without major service disruptions, but trimming will only get us so far. Our council has initiated a top-to-bottom service review, which will require your feedback to help us prioritize and cut some services.

I believe the district has tried with some success to maintain services in a more cost-effective way. A review of the costs within the metro region and how that can be better contained may be a way to relieve the pressure.

We need to prioritize the community’s expectations of services with the costs that it takes to deliver that service. We are currently performing a survey with residents to determine those priorities, then we will test those opinions with additional residents in order to make decisions for new service models

We are currently surveying our residents to determine the services they rate as most important in their lives as well as determining their support, or lack thereof, to move to a more robust “user-pay” model of consumption. This will permit informed council decisions about the methods of funding services.

No, the only way to keep current property taxes and other fees in check is to analyze the current inefficiencies within the services offered and try to reduce expenses of offering the municipal services before cutting the services completely. Blindly raising all taxes and fees is not the answer.

No. Services do not need to be cut if cuts are made elsewhere. The bureaucracy needs to be chopped through amalgamation and wage freezes. We definitely don’t need two fire departments. And we most especially need a municipal auditor.

Should the district amalgamate with the City of North Vancouver?

In principle yes, but in practice probably not achievable. So we need to extend shared services, partnerships and consolidation of delivery units.

Yes. We would save on administration costs, benefit from economies of scale, and standardize services for our businesses. It would lower the cost of government.

I believe that amalgamation would be a good thing, but the parties have to want to do it with the goal of making it better for everyone.

The city and the district have a responsibility to taxpayers to, at the very least, study the advantages and disadvantages of amalgamation.

Absolutely there should be an amalgamation! However Victoria insists on a “willing dance partner” before proceeding to a plebiscite. That seems unlikely at this time.

Yes, only if amalgamating the district and city will save costs and cut red tape in offering efficient community services.

Yes. We don’t need two sets of bureaucracy. It’s not just money, it’s safety when it comes to having two fire departments.

Should Metro directors be directly elected?

Yes

A “yes” or “no” answer not provided as asked.

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Is the district managing growth appropriately?

Yes, we’re a slow-growth municipality; although planning for an increase over the next 20 years, this will take place gradually (less than 1.5 per cent per year).

Yes, growth is like taxes, we accept the least necessary to get what we want. Balancing growth concerns with community service demands has been top priority.

I think that there needs to be more focus on the balance between growth and infrastructure.

Future growth will be contained in town and village centres, close to transportation and bridgeheads. We continue extensive dialogue to determine best outcomes.

I believe we are! We will continue to direct growth to existing transit corridors and those areas where we have support of the impacted neighbourhoods.

No. The district must support more affordable residential growth through more real estate development economically and naturally over time rather than building new affordable housing.

No. Many people opposed to the Pacific Arbour proposal, yet unanimously approved even though in total violation of the Seymour OCP.

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David Jones and society board member Keith Fenton flash their smiles.

Film festival executive director Carrie Hunter congratulates outstanding achievement award recipient Tantoo Cardinal. The inaugural Green Screen International Film Festival opened Nov. 1 at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre. The festival, a project of the Coho Society of the North Shore, saw a variety of films from around the world featured over the course of its run, Nov. 1-5. The opening night festivities included film screenings as well as a reception and award ceremony.

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Mountain climber showcases her career of being first to the peak ■ VIMFF 2011 Fall Series, Nov. 15-17 at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre. Events, which get underway nightly at 7:30 p.m., include: FEAT Canada Talks, Tuesday; Reel Rock 2011 Film Tour, Wednesday; and, Pete Brennan: India to Ireland by Bicycle, Thursday. Tickets: $15-$35. Info: www.vimff.org.

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While exertion is one obvious challenge faced, the constant mental exercise the activity demands can be just as taxing. “There’s a lot of times with climbing that you’re trying to constantly manage your fear and decide whether it’s rational or not,” she says. “It’s hugely mental, you’re always trying to figure that out. Should I just push harder? Can I push smarter? . . . Or is it just time to throw in the towel and run away?” she adds. Olson, 39, has made a name for herself in the climbing world, having a number of first ascents under her belt as well as constantly being called upon as an international mountain guide, certified by the Association of Canadian Mountain Guides and the International Federation of Mountain Guides Associations. She’s also being increasingly called upon to share her stories in a public setting and will be among the adventurers taking the stage at the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) 2011 Fall Series. The three-day event, being held Nov. 15-17 at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre, will feature a variety of events intended to celebrate the adventurous heart. Olson is a featured speaker at FEAT Canada Talks on Tuesday, Nov. 15. She’s one of nine Canadian adventurers set to make a seven-minute slide presentation. An acronym for Fascinating Expedition & Adventure Talks, the event is making its Canadian debut (previous FEAT events have been held in South Africa in the last year) under the organization of Sean Verret, an adventure racer and life coach. This is Olson’s first time being part of FEAT Canada as well as the VIMFF. Originally from Calgary, Alta., Olson is currently based in Canmore and has been involved in climbing and guiding since the early 1990s. More than a hobby, it’s become her lifestyle, and she credits her involvement with the University of Calgary’s Outdoor Pursuits program, as well as having worked for Outward Bound. When asked what initially attracted her to the activity, she says it was probably a combination of being inspired by mentors and the addiction to climbing she quickly forged. Furthermore, she loved that there were always new experiences to be had. “That is the great thing about my job, is there is nothing typical about it,” she says. Olson’s work as a mountain guide involves constant international travel — Europe, North and South America See Climber page 18

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primarily — with trips lasting anywhere from a day to a few weeks. Her next trip, set for next month, will see her help three Lithuanians get up Mount Fitz Roy in Patagonia, located on Argentina and Chile’s border, an alpine rock climb. This will be her and her clients’ first trip to the area. “I’m really looking forward to going to Patagonia because it’s renowned for having bad weather, so to be able to go there on a work trip is really exciting for me,” she says. “I’ll also climb for myself down there if the weather is good enough.” When not guiding, Olson is drawn to rock climbing or expeditions to places where she can climb multi-pitch granite, like The Bugaboos. She loves recreating in

in on a ski plane and camped on a glacier for a month while they attempted to climb the rocky parts of the mountain. “We were the only people in the area; we were like an hour’s flight from Talkeetna,” she says. While it was a successful trip, they were unfortunately stuck in the area for eight days longer than they’d wanted due to poor weather, waiting to be picked up by a plane. The Pakistan journey involved a two-day trek, with porters, into their base camp. Both trips were with other women, something that’s important to Olson when looking back on her achievements, proving what they’re capable of achieving. Olson is looking forward to being part of the FEAT Canada event.

the West, her own backyard, and takes advantage of any opportunity to climb close to home. “There’s only so many days a year you can have a good day in say The Bugaboos and it’s hard to always be available on that day,” she says. “I think there’s so much good stuff in say the Columbia Mountains of British Columbia or say the Waddington Range. There’s so much great climbing in B.C. but it’s just the number of days a year that it’s possible to do it because of weather.” Some past international experiences she’s most proud of include first ascents in Alaska’s Kichatna Mountains — Sunrise Spire — in June 2006, and Pakistan’s Brakk Zang in September 2007. “They were both really remote, 500-700 metre routes,” she says. In Alaska, they were flown

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LIZ McDonald will instruct students in making jewelry that’s perfect to give as Christmas gifts.

If that’s not what you want to hear on Christmas morning, then maybe a more personalized gift is in order — and what could be more personalized than handmade gifts crafted by your own fingers? It’s surprisingly easy, with no artistic skills required, say instructors, and there are plenty of classes to help make gifts this year — ranging from silver jewelry to scented bath baskets — as well as programs just for kids. The library also has some good books to get people started, says librarian Krista Scanlon at the Lynn Valley branch of the district library. The library just picked up a copy of Martha Stewart’s Handmade Holiday Crafts and has rarely been seen on the shelves, she said, while she also recommends Family Fun Homemade Holidays by Deanna Cook, which also has ideas for Hanukkah and Kwanzaa. For environmentally friendly ideas, there’s A Greener Christmas and Eco Craft. But for those who want to learn from a real person, the local rec centres are a good place to look — even for gifts as complex as jewelry. Liz McDonald teaches a course where students can create up to seven small charms, or a single larger pendant, made of Precious Metal Clay. After being fired in a kiln the clay is 99.9 per cent fine silver. “You can carve it, mould it, put an impression of a leaf on it, and then we dry

it and I fire it in a jewelry kiln,” she said. Over the years she’s seen many presents that stood out, including the work of one student who made five matching pieces for a group of friends, each with their initials on the back. Other personalized elements like fingerprints can also be done, and there’s no experience necessary, she adds. That class costs $116.94 and runs Nov. 20, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Parkgate community centre. Cheryl Theilade teaches Bath, Bliss and Body at West Vancouver community centre Nov. 19, then Stocking Stuffer Skincare course at John Braithwaite Nov. 22. The bath class will produce treats like

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Monument built in Japan to old foe From page 22 Hampton’s death arrived two days later, J.B. Gray, himself a veteran of the Boer War, said, “I don’t know how I can go back and tell my wife this story again.” Jane, Anne and Marcia, daughters of Phyllis and her husband, Edouard Gautschi, would never know their uncles. Hampton Gray, awarded both the Distinguished Service Cross (for previous achievements in battle) and the Victoria Cross posthumously, is the last Canadian to receive Britain’s highest military honour. It was presented to the family in Ottawa on Feb. 27, 1946, four years to the day after the death of Hampton’s brother, Jack. Mr. Gray died in 1949. Mrs. Gray, who lived into her 90s, was the Royal Canadian Legion’s Silver Cross Mother of 1969. Phyllis and Ed, an executive with Cominco, lived in Calgary and Montreal before moving to West Vancouver in 1970. Widowed in 1999, Phyllis has four grandchildren and seven

great-grandchildren. On August 9, 1989, in recognition of the peaceful relations between Canada and Japan, a memorial to Lieutenant Gray was established in Onagawa, the first to a former enemy ever erected in that country. Phyllis and her family, representatives from the Canadian Navy, surviving members of Hampton’s squadron and his friend, Peter Dewdney, with whom he had enlisted, made the journey to Onagawa to attend the dedication ceremony. Representing Onagawa were Yoshi Kanda, a veteran who had been instrumental in establishing the memorial, survivors from the Amakusa and the mayor of the village, a middle-aged man named Zenjiro Suda. The ceremony confirmed the reconciliation between Canada and Japan, replacing the arms of war with the bonds of friendship. Over the years, the communities of Nelson and Onagawa strengthened those bonds. The Gautschi family established equally strong ties

with Mayor Suda and with the Kanda family. When Yoshi Kanda and his wife, Fumiko, died, their business, a general store, passed to the Kandas’ daughter Emiko and her husband. Their three children would not take over the store. To their parents’ regret, they moved inland to the big cities, away from the town on the bay. In March 2011, the earthquake-powered tsunami engulfed Onagawa. It is estimated that the village lost 1,300 from a population of 10,000, among them Emiko Kanda and her husband. Their children, far away in the big cities, survived. Hampton Gray rests with the Kandas in the waters of Onagawa Bay. As the years roll on, and the memories of the cataclysms that took their lives recede, they will be remembered by family and friends. Thanks to the Gautschi family for their assistance and the books Homefront & Battlefront, Nelson B.C. in World War II by Sylvia Crooks and A Formidable Hero by Stuart E. Soward.

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Candy Cane Fair DAVE Rupert (left) and Maria den Hollander will be welcoming the public to North Lonsdale United Church’s Candy Cane Fair, taking place Saturday, Nov. 19 from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. The event will feature famous handmade pies, books, home decor, crafts, gourmet foods, candy, preserves and hot lunches. The church is located at 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.

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Wednesday, November 9, 2011.........8am - 8pm Thursday, November 10, 2011.........9am - 1pm Saturday, November 12, 2011........10am - 4pm Monday, November 14, 2011............9am - 1pm Tuesday, November 15, 2011...........4pm - 8pm Wednesday, November 16, 2011......8am - 8pm Thursday, November 17, 2011..........4pm - 8pm Friday, November 18, 2011...............9am - 1pm If your name is not on the List of Electors you may register to vote at an Advance Voting Opportunity. A number of free 30 minute parking spaces will be available on Advance Voting Days on the first level of the underground parking area under the City Library. Robyn G. Anderson, Chief Election Officer For more information, visit www.cnv.org/election.


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When times are uncertain it seems that many investors want to hide their money under their mattresses. Leading up to October, the stock market declined for seven

straight months as numerous global events continued to pound investors. We have experienced many new situations that investors have never seen before such as the earthquake in Japan and possible nuclear meltdown, the Middle East uprisings and the possibility of the European Union folding, not to mention the U.S. congress not working together in order

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Investors should also consider moving funds into fixed income so they can increase their return. Cash and high interest savings currently only earn about 1.50 per cent, therefore this is not where you want to keep your money long-term. 3) Hold more dividend paying stocks in your equity allocation. These stocks tend to be less volatile and can provide excellent income for your portfolio. This doesn’t mean you have to just hold bank stocks (We don’t hold any right now because we view this sector as having higher risk at this time). There are numerous other sectors in the market that have done well and paygreatdividends.Forexample, areas such as utilities, pipelines, REITs and telecommunications stocks can pay dividends as high as six per cent! 4) Have stop losses in place so that if negative news hits the markets without warning, you have a plan to raise more cash. This active approach allows clients to sleep at night knowing we will take action and not sit idly by if the stock market gets worse. 5) Recognize when the trend changes. There is no green light to tell us when to get back into the markets but investors do need to look forward instead of backwards. Looking forward will allow you to see the signs that indicate change is happening.

It does appear that we have seen a short term bottom of the TSX on Oct. 4 and it is imperative that we, as portfolio managers, recognize this so that we can put money back to work. When markets begin moving higher again, it may go unnoticed initially because the media is often still talking about yesterday’s bad news. One must notice the moves in leading economic indicators as well as confidence settling back into the markets before the herd does. Markets move quickly and you need a game plan to reinvest at a good time. With current market conditions investors may have anxiety and become understandably emotional over their investments. If managed properly with diversification and active management, investments can still yield higher returns than sitting in cashable GICs or money market. We do not believe the volatility we’ve seen is likely to subside over the next year; therefore a proper plan and a more active approach is necessary in order to see portfolio growth. Lori Pinkowski is a Portfolio Manager and Senior Vice President (PCG) at Raymond James, member CIPF. She is also a financial commentator on CKNW every Friday at 5:35 p.m.

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MINISTER of Advanced Education Naomi Yamamoto and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto follow Ross Stewart, executive director of Marineview Housing Society, on a tour of Chesterfield House — a renovated and expanded apartment building that provides supportive and affordable housing for North Shore residents living with mental disabilities.

community bulletin board 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: www.samaritanspurse.ca/occ.

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. kaymeekcentre.com.

Farewell Reception and Party: A celebration for departing West Vancouver Mayor Pam Goldsmith-Jones will be held

Krystallnacht Commemoration Ceremony: Rajiv Jhangiani from Capilano University will give a lecture on the psy-

chology 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, West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-6488. 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 See more page 28

Tuesday, November 15, 2011 7:00pm–9:00pm Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier, 138 Victory Ship Way You are invited to hear from and question the candidates running for mayor in the upcoming municipal election: DISTICT OF NORTH VANCOUVER

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The meeting will be moderated by the North Shore News’ Martin Millerchip and Benjamin Aldritt

Know your candidates It’s in your best interest. Make your choice on November 19, 2011


A28 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Kettle Campaign volunteer: The North Shore Salvation Army is recruiting volunteers to help with the largest annual charitable fundraiser. The 2011 Christmas Kettle Campaign will run from Nov. 12 to Dec. 24. With approximately 20 locations to fill on the North Shore, your help will be invaluable. Money raised in the campaign is used to fund emergency food hampers, The Gate Music Program, The North Shore Shields, Community Church and New Hope Cuisine. Teaching assistant: If you like to play outside with children this is a position for you. Fresh Air Learning is looking for volunteers to get outside with a small group of kids who love the outdoors. This is an outdoor

community bulletin board From page 27 is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Info: Justin, 604-981-6635 or www. toastmasters.org. The Ultimate Traveller: A series of travel talks on faraway places with photographs by world traveller Peter Langer will

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Unity in Diversity Award: The Baha’i community of West Vancouver will present an award to an individual or organization that has made a significant

Gift wrap: Volunteers are needed to wrap gifts during a holiday fundraiser for a local charity. Training is provided and shifts are available throughout the holiday season until Dec. 24. Come and meet new people, support a local non-profit and enjoy the festive season. Christmas helper: North Shore Salvation Army is seeking volunteers to help with assembly and organization of Christmas hampers and lunches. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way. contribution to promoting understanding and mutual respect between diverse groups Wednesday, Nov. 9, 5:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Canadian Federation of University Women — North Vancouver: Columnist Trevor Lautens and former City of North Vancouver Coun. Barbara Perrault will speak on civic issues at the club’s meeting on

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Prior to BC Hydro removing the vegetation, customers may prune or maintain vegetation around transformers on their property to these clearances. If not, vegetation removal will be completed by BC Hydro crews. 2866

Harvest Project touches hundreds of North Shore residents in need each month. We offer client-care programs + drop-in emergency aid. Current visitors: 40% single parents and children, 40% new residents, 20% people with chronic health challenges.

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community bulletin board dian veterans, Thursday, Nov. 10, 3 p.m. at Churchhill House Globe Theatre, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. RSVP: 604-904-1199.

From page 28 Thursday, Nov. 10, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2167 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca.

Medically Assisted Dying and the Law: Wanda Morris, executive director of Dying with Dignity Canada, will explain the laws regarding assisted dying in Canada and around the world, Saturday, Nov. 12, 1:303:30 p.m. at the North Shore Unitarian Church, 370 Mathers Dr., West Vancouver. Morris will update the audience on current challenges to the criminal code around assisted dying. Info: 604-926-1621 or www. nsuc.ca.

Join Jane: Drop by the Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite, Thursday, Nov. 10, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver.

Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home will hold their next meeting Nov. 10. New members welcome. The group chooses the books; primarilyfiction(bothclassicand modern). Email lauriekienlen@ yahoo.ca for location and info.

Cat Adoptions: Anyone interested in adopting a rescued kitten or cat is invited to attend an adoption event held by the Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association Saturday, Nov. 12 and Sunday, Nov. 13 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart,

Honour: Their Stories, Our History: A documentary screening that features Cana-

tre for Socialist Education will sponsor a public meeting to host guest speaker Miguel Figueroa, leader of the Communist Party of Canada Sunday, Nov. 13, 5 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver.

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Family Film Night: A series of free family friendly films will be shown on Tuesdays at 6:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Schedule: Nov. 15, Cars 2, and Nov. 29, Winnie the Pooh. Registration required: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email info for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. To post online listings, go to www.nsnews. com scroll to Community Events and click Add Your Event.

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A30 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Ten years of tasty wine with barbecue TEN years ago you would have been hard pressed to find any decent barbecue in Vancouver, let alone a clutch of good wines to go along.

Enter George Siu and Park Heffelfinger, who this week celebrated a decade since launching the very first of their now multiplying Memphis Blues Barbeque House restaurants. Not only did the two read the writing on the wall for fine dining in what then seemed like recession-proof times. They also helped foster the notion that wine should be approachable and fun, especially when paired with barbecue — at that time almost solely the domain of beer.

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It was the first formal wine school in Vancouver of many established since. Unlike too many restaurants that seem reluctant to do diners any favours when it comes to wine pricing, Heffelfinger understands the importance of a) bringing good wines to the table and, b) offering them at a fair price. His chalkboard list is also concise and to the point. Ask Park the philosophy behind it and he’ll tell you his three golden rules: Keep it eclectic. Keep it inexpensive. Keep it interesting. He also explains it’s important to streamline the wine list for the “front line people” who have to sell it. “We always have a consensus that these are the wines that we all like. As a result, the wines that go on the list are what everyone enjoys,” says Heffelfinger. And you can be sure, although there’s no shortage of other food-friendly drops, from Gewurz to Pinot Gris and Grenache, there will always be a good Riesling or two. So just why is Riesling always so awesome with pork? “It tastes like Granny Smith apples,” he explains. “It’s like having a tart

Granny Smith apple sauce with your pork.” Selbach QBA Riesling (BCLS $15.95) fits the bill perfectly, with its clean, crisp style, apple notes and juicy, offdry finish. As for some B.C. Riesling picks, he likes Tantalus, Wild Goose and See Ya Later Ranch. One of the best food pairings we recently enjoyed was a late-night taste at downtown’s Chambar, where you can order up some pretty extraordinary small plates paired with a glass of some more interesting drops picked out by

Long Shadows Vineyards of Washington State will be featured at a free in-store tasting Wednesday, Nov. 16, 5-8 p.m. at Everything Wine, 998 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Winemaker Gilles Nicault will be on hand at the tasting to talk about the wines being poured. Info: 604-9297277, www.longshadows.com or www.everythingwine.ca.

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Riesling? You can find it at Everything Wine for $21.99. ••• A highlight of this weekend’s Cornucopia in Whistler promises to be the Painted Rock dinner in tony Four Seasons’ Sidecut. There were still some tickets available at press time — which is surprising, considering that the Skaha Bluffs winery just picked up some major accolades, including being ranked No. 1 Winery in B.C. and No. 3 in Canada (based on total medals won: three Gold; four Silver; six Bronze) at the 2011 Wine Access Canadian Wine Awards. We’ll let you know more next week. Fleuri Restaurant is located in the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver. Info: www.vancouver.suttonplace. com/winemaker_dinner.htm.

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A31

Young explorer goes on trip of a lifetime Manisha Krishnan mkrishnan@nsnews.com

MANY kids hope to grow up and go on exciting adventures, but one North Vancouver teen won’t have to wait any longer.

Balmoral junior secondary’s Aya Anholt, 15, was one of eight students chosen from around the world to accompany extreme explorer Mike Horn on an expedition on the Gulf of Mexico aboard his boat, Pangaea, Nov. 14-Dec. 5. Horn, who is known for such trips as Latitude Zero during which he circumnavigated the world along the equator without motorized transportation, started the Young Explorers Programme in 2009 to raise awareness about environmental issues amongst youth. The program’s mantra is to explore, learn and act and so far nine journeys have taken place in locations such as the Antarctic Peninsula, the Himalayas, India and Nunavut. This month’s excursion will take a closer look at the wetlands in Southern Florida. “The idea is to raise awareness once we get back about the oil spill that took place in 2010,” explains Anholt, adding the trip will include a 10-day kayak tour of the Everglades. “We’ll be taking water samples, looking at the acidity and the temperature and . . . maybe implementing a couple of projects while we’re there.” Anholt first came across Horn when he visited Vancouver on his ship in the summer. After applying to be part of the Young Explorers Programme, she was invited to attend a selection camp in Switzerland along with 14 other hopefuls. That was a great experience in and of itself, says Anholt. “It was amazing. You’re with 14 upbeat passionate youth that have a common interest and goal and you learn so much.” While staying in a tiny town in the Swiss Alps, the teens participated in environmental workshops and went through physical and mental testing, including a 400-question personality test. Anholt, who was born in Japan and moved to the North Shore as a child, says she hasn’t done much travelling but is very much looking forward to the expedition. “I’m really excited to do tons of outdoor activities with these awesome people I met in Switzerland and really get to know Mike Horn. He has pretty amazing stories,” she says. The group will be blogging about their expedition at www. mikehorn.com.

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AYA Anholt, 15, a student at Balmoral junior secondary in North Vancouver, is taking part in a three week expedition around the Florida coastline as part of Mike Horn’s Young Explorers Programme. Anholt was one of eight youths chosen from around the world to accompany Horn, a seasoned explorer, on the trip. At right, she participates in physical testing at a selection camp held in Switzerland in the summer.

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A32 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 13, 2011

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Vaduz castle offers princely wines John Masters Contributing Writer

VADUZ, Liechtenstein: Not many people own their own country anymore — the number’s especially small if you exclude those who took power by overthrowing somebody else.

WINE IN LIECHTENSTEIN The country has a climate ideally suited for the cultivation of vine with mountain slopes facing southwest, calcareous soils and an average of 1,500 hours of sunshine a year. The hot dry wind during the summer months, known as the “foehn,” aids cultivators by having a sweetening effect. — Wikipedia

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Prince Hans-Adam II doesn’t run a big place — just 160 square kilometres — but his family has had Liechtenstein since they created it in 1712 by combining two even smaller statelets they’d bought and made it one of 350 principalities in the Holy Roman Empire. It survived the merging of many of those other states, first by Napoleon in 1806, then by the Congress of Vienna in 1815, which reduced them to the 39-member German Confederation. When the confederation collapsed in 1866, the prince’s forbears deftly managed to keep their postage-stamp-sized land from absorption by either of its neighbours, Switzerland to the west, Austria to the east. Early on Liechtenstein, bordered by the Rhine River, but mostly mountainous cow pasture, was dirt poor — so poor that its ruling family, which had better properties elsewhere, didn’t bother setting foot in it until 1818. Vaduz Castle didn’t become the family’s principal residence until 1938. These days, though, its 35,000 citizens enjoy one of the highest per capita incomes in the world, thanks mainly to the principality’s status as an international banking centre — or, some would say, a tax haven. More than 70,000 companies are incorporated in Liechtenstein. Hans-Adam owns one of the nation’s 15 banks, LGT, and is said to personally be worth well over a billion euros, making him one of Europe’s wealthiest rulers. You can’t tour his castle, but you can visit his winery, See Prince page 33

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Sunday, November 13, 2011 - North Shore News - A33

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Prince also owner of vineyards in Austria From page 32

the Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein (Wine Cellars of the Prince of Liechtenstein), in the Red House on the outskirts of Vaduz. The house is more than 400 years old and has a grape press from the 17th century in it, but it’s only in the past quarter-century that winemaking has become a serious pastime in the principality. The wine-tasting room didn’t open until 1998 and even now, says Marco Müntener, the winery’s sales manager, “we’re too small to be rated by the wine world.” The prince also has vineyards in southern Austria, but if you want to take home something that’s truly of Liechtenstein, buy a bottle of the chardonnay or the pinot noir, both made from grapes grown on the 4 1/2 hectares of the Vaduz domain. The pinot noir — chocolately, smoky, and with more body than many pinots — is especially notable. “Pinot noir is a diva,”

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says Müntener, “but for this microclimate it’s the best grape.” Only about 500 Canadians and 4,000 Americans visit Liechtenstein each year, so there’s an excellent chance your bottle from the hofkellerei will be the sole one at any gathering. Should you want something even more exclusive, try to get ahold of some Cuvée de Prince. It’s a blend of pinot noir, cabernet sauvignon and shiraz, from the Austrian vineyards, and they only make 280 bottles of it. “It’s a very special thing,” says Müntener. “Even I’ll have no chance to take any.”

If you go: For more information on the Hofkellerei des Fürsten von Liechtenstein visit its website at www.hofkellerei.li. For information on Liechtenstein visit the Liechtenstein Tourism website at www. tourismus.li.

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No one embodies the Whistler après scene with more sexy, infectious ebullience than Ace MacKaySmith. Ace has been the life and soul of the party since she came to town in the late 1980s. Frankly, it’s hard to believe that anybody could bring it as long and as hard had Ace PHOTO BY JOERN ROHDE has and still live, let alone remain so youthful in mind, body and spirit. Whether it’s djing, (as her alter-ego DJ Foxy Moron) go-go dancing or planning legendary parties that harken back to the silliness of 70’s ski culture, Ace ensures that the fun keeps going long after the day’s last glorious run.

“The Whistler-a Go-Go girls are all skiers and riders, so they’re pretty athletic,” she says. “On a typical night at Tommy’s we’re up for three sets, each 20-40 minutes long, sometimes more. Usually, the more energy we put in, the more we get back from the crowd.” Ace knows she and her fellow dancers have done their job well when she spots someone dancing in their ski boots after midnight. Sometimes, she’ll even buy them a drink to recognize their efforts. The key to putting in a full après shift and still making an appearance in one of Whistler’s nightclubs she says, is pacing. After coming down the mountain, Ace suggests that you pop into The Garibaldi Lift Company (GLC). If you’re lucky, you might hear Ace — as Foxy Moron — spinning funk, soul, rock, reggae, new wave and just about anything else that takes her fancy, provided it’s on vinyl of course. From here, start weaving in and out of the various pubs and bars en route to the center of the Village and soak up the atmosphere with hearty bar food at Citta’s or on the heated patio at the Amsterdam Pub. No one would blame you for finding your way back to your hotel room for a nap and a shower but if

you’re in it to win it, savour an expertly—made cocktail at the Mix by Ric’s or The Firerock Lounge before heading over to one of Whistler’s legendary late spots. If it’s Tommy Africa’s — just a few steps from the Village Square — you might get to see Ace and the girls doing their thing. Ace’s parting advice is that you drink a big glass of Whistler’s glacial tap water before you go to bed so you can get up and hit the slopes for that fresh powder in the morning. “An epic après session only counts if you can still get up again and ride the next day,” she says. “That’s what we do!”

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Avoid toenail drama, not the clipping

IF your dogs are like mine, you probably get a lot of fussing when it comes to nail-clipping time.

Piper actually hides when he sees the orange clippers in my hand. But your dog’s discomfort should not be a deterrent for clipping. Knowing how and when to trim your dog’s nails is an important part of your dog’s hygiene. Like ours, your dog’s nails grow constantly; how often they need to be trimmed depends on your dog’s lifestyle. If your dog walks on hard surfaces like concrete, he may

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softer ground such as grass, forested trails or sand, then clipping is a necessity. Not doing it — out of ignorance, laziness or fear — could lead to pain for your dog’s toes and possibly permanent damage. Having a toenail ripped off is not any less painful for a dog than it would be for us. As usual, it is best to get them used to nail trims when they are young. Start by getting your puppy familiarized to you gently holding their paws, then begin to apply pressure on their nails by gently squeezing them between your finger and thumb. Once your pup accepts this, then begin to trim the tips

of the nails a little bit each day until you see him calmly accept the trimming session. At the end of the session reward with a favorite treat and maybe a quick play or walk. There are a variety of nail clippers on the market. I prefer the scissor type over the guillotine type as my dogs’ large toenails splinter with the latter. Some dogs do well with a file or a dremel tool. Consider keeping a styptic pen handy. A styptic pen will halt the blood flow from a cut, but if you are familiar with the anatomy of a dog’s toenail you can prevent cutting into the quick. A dog’s toenail is much like

our own, albeit the shape is different. It consists of a hard outer surface that protects the quick, the fleshy part containing blood vessels and nerves. The quick can easily be seen — and thus avoided — in dogs with light-coloured toenails as it is pinkish in colour. Dogs with black nails are at a disadvantage as the quick cannot be seen through the nail, but if you look underneath the toe you can easily see where the quick ends. If you are trimming your dog’s nails for the first time clip small snips off the end and continue to check after each snip. You are on the lookout for a dark spot in the middle of the

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PETS

Tips to find your lost dog in a hurry

“I can’t find my dog” is a sentence no dog owner ever wants to say, but it happens.

Your dog could get lost while hiking, after getting scared by a loud noise downtown or escaping the yard after a gate has been left open. Michelle Sevigny, founder of Dogsafe Canine First Aid and author of Operation Find Fido: How to Find a Lost Dog Fast says that for many dog owners, discovering their dog is missing causes panic to set in. She says it’s essential to have a written action plan before it happens. A former Vancouver police officer, Sevigny further suggests that you only use dog professionals (dog walkers, doggie day care providers) that have been trained for lost dog recovery and are prepared. “Losing a dog is a potential risk for all dog professionals, whether through accident or negligence, and it needs to be a high priority in their emergency planning.” Sevigny offers the following tips to help people get their dogs home fast: 1. Design “Lost Dog” flyers in advance so you can start your search immediately. Use “Lost Dog” as your heading and add your dog’s name, breed and description if unusual or a mix breed, plus contact phone numbers. Include two colour photos, a head

shot and full body shot. Write “still missing” for date last seen and leave a blank space for “last location seen” and add “but could be anywhere.” Add “do not chase” and write that although your dog may be friendly, while lost, the dog could be cautious and chasing puts the dog at risk. The goal is to get reported sightings to allow you to focus your search, not to have your dog captured by strangers. 2. Post flyers everywhere including community centres, schools, shopping centres, dog parks, hair salons, medical offices, bus stops and anywhere people browse or wait; and keep track of where you have posted flyers. Go door to door in the area last seen. Give copies of flyers to willing newspaper delivery people, school crossing guards, postal workers, couriers, etc as they are out and about every day. 3. Create poster board signs and post at major intersections for maximum exposure. Use large, fluorescent poster board with big, easy to read text. Post your flyer in the middle. 4. As soon as possible, conduct a thorough search around the area where your dog was last seen using as many volunteers as possible. Stop periodically to listen, especially if in the bush, as an injured dog may hide from view. Use a favorite squeaky toy or treats

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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Every player chips in for Cap men in season debut win Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

EVERY player except one on the Capilano University men’s basketball team scored in an 85-53 home win over Quest Wednesday night to open the Pacwest season, showing off the depth that coach Jordan Yu hopes will bring them success all year.

THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK SOCCER Sr. boys North Shore championship SEYCOVE or WINDSOR vs. ARGYLE Nov. 16, 3:45 p.m., Windsor secondary BASKETBALL NCAA men HAWAII vs GONZAGA Nov. 19, 6 p.m. Rogers Arena HOCKEY PIJHL RIDGE MEADOWS @ NV WOLF PACK Nov. 19, 7 p.m., Harry Jerome Recreation Centre

The one who didn’t score was no passenger either — starting guard Tyler Lutton, a former CIS player, didn’t register a point but racked up five assists, four rebounds and two steals while only turning the ball over once in more than 23 minutes of court time. “We’ve got the full deal this year,” Yu said after the game. “We’re very, very deep. I’m excited about it. I can’t wait to see where we are by the end of the year.” The two most spectacular points came early in the second quarter when rookie Wes Dekleer, an Argyle grad, caught a lob pass from point guard James Lum and slammed home a monster dunk. “That may have been the biggest alley-oop dunk I’ve NEWS photos Cindy Goodman ever seen in college,” said Yu, himself a former standout JAMES Lum drives for a breakaway layup after a midcourt steal in an 85-53 home win point guard for Capilano and for Capilano University over Quest Wednesday night to open the Pacwest basketball UBC. “His athleticism is season. Visit the Photo Gallery section at www.nsnews.com for more pics. second to none in our league — it’s NBA athleticism and it’s amazing to have.” Dekleer, a 6-4 guard, didn’t start for the Blues but made his mark as soon as he came in with high-rising plays on both ends of the court. “As a first-year you normally don’t play much but he’s going to play quality minutes for our team and he’s doing it on the defensive end, which is great,” said Yu, adding that Dekleer likely has a future in university ball if he chooses to go that route. “He’s a — what do you call it? — utility man. We stick him inside, outside, he runs the floor hard, Ds up well against anyone, he’s long, athletic, he can actually shoot it outside too. I’m looking to keep him for hopefully one year, move him on. If I get him for two years I’ll be a happy, happy man.” While Dekleer led the way in jaw-dropping plays, it is likely the man who threw him the alley-oop who will have the biggest say in how far the team goes this year. Lum, a Sir Charles Tupper grad, was named league rookie of the year last season and came up huge in the provincial championships to help the Blues finish third. LUKAS Wera is one of five Blues players with at least “Leading our team to a third place finish in provincials three years of college ball experience. was big for him,” said Yu. “He worked really hard over the Starters Lutton and Omid Davani, a third-year wing player summertime and he wants to step into that role, he wants this to be his team. He’s definitely one of the leaders, but I expect from Coquitlam, both have previous CIS experience while forward Rob Hougaard, a 6-7 forward also from Coquitlam, is every one of my players to be a leader in his own right.” The Blues should not be lacking in the leadership department the ripe old age of 26. “He’s actually only two years younger than myself,” said Yu as they boast only three rookies and five players with at least three years of post-secondary experience — a rare feat for a with a laugh, adding that experience is an invaluable commodity program that used to see most players transfer out after a couple See Strong page 40 of seasons.

Young Cavs field hockey squad scores silver Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE Collingwood Cavaliers senior girls field hockey team made their fourth provincial AA championship final in a row last weekend before falling to Shawnigan Lake to add another silver to their extensive collection of medals. The Cavaliers were looking to repeat as champions but ran into a talented and more experienced Shawnigan squad in a 2-0 loss, bringing their four-year finals tally to two golds and two silvers. This year’s Collingwood squad was notable for something they were lacking: Grade 12 players. Stephanie Eggertson, a co-captain who has been with the team since their four-year run began, was the only Grade 12 player on the roster this season. That fact made this season’s run remarkable and made next season’s outlook even better, said head coach Sara Simpson. “As a coach I couldn’t be more proud of the girls,” she said. “It was definitely a disappointing loss but they’re definitely very excited for next year.” The team’s signature moment came in a 1-0 overtime win over longtime rival Crofton House in the provincial semifinal. Collingwood’s Hailey Reeves scored the game winner off a short corner with time winding down in the final OT period. “There’s a lot of passion between us and Crofton — both being private schools there’s always kind of a history there — and there was so much emotion in that game,” said Simpson. “It kind of felt like a final.” With their tanks nearly on empty the young Cavaliers lost to a top-notch team from Shawnigan in the final. “The Shawnigan team was stronger on that day and they deserved the win. All we can do is really move forward from this,” said Simpson. “Our attitude at the end of the game was very positive. There was room for improvement but they recognized their strengths in that game and that’s what they’ll take out of it.” See Rockridge page 40


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SFU’s Smith wins silver in final cross-country race

NORTH Vancouver’s Jessica Smith climbed onto the podium one final time as a member of the Simon Fraser University cross-country running team after placing second at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships held Oct. 22 in Yakima, Wash.

Smith ran the six-kilometre course in a time of 21 minutes and 39 seconds, 13 seconds off the first place runner. Her strong showing helped pace the SFU women to a second-place finish in the team competition. Smith, a senior, has won multiple medals and championships in track and field and cross-country running during her time at SFU. “I just can’t say enough about Jessica,” said head coach Brit Townsend in an SFU release. “This was a great finish to her university career. She’s meant so much to our program over the years and I’m very proud of her.” Fellow North Vancouver runner Lindsey Butterworth also scored a top finish, posting a time of 22:36 to finish fifth. — Andy Prest

Rockridge makes provincial championship for first time From page 38

Collingwood’s silver showing capped off a strong year in which they finished third against bigger AAA schools at the prestigious Bridgman Cup tournament while also knocking off some of the North Shore’s dominant AAA teams. The team was guided by their central core of Eggertson and Reeves in midfield, Leah Frome at centre forward and Katarina Angus at sweeper with strong supporting players on the wings helping to control games, said Simpson, adding that the tight-knit nature of the school helped with team chemistry. “They always call

themselves the Collingwood family and they do resemble that very much,” she said. “They’re all sisters and they hang out together and they play with a lot of heart and passion.” Simpson also gave kudos to the Rockridge senior girls who made it to provincials for the first time in school history. The Ravens knocked off Saint Thomas Aquinas in a do-or-die playoff game to earn a trip to the North Shore final as well as a place at the provincial tournament, where they finished 10th. “They did really well,” said Simpson. “They were just kind of soaking it all in and enjoying being there and being the best they could.”

A legacy of legging it

RUNNERS rip away from the start line during the fifth annual Strachan Hartley Legacy Foundation run held last month on the streets and trails surrounding Handsworth secondary. According to event organizers, the race raised more than $20,000 for the Vancouver-based Streetfront alternative education program and the Take a Hike foundation. The race was part of the Run the North Shore series which wraps up this weekend with the Phantom Trail Race, Nov. 12 in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

Strong North Shore connection for Cap From page 38

at this level. “It’s men amongst boys when you get to that 25-, 26-yearold level,” he said. “They just have that experience. I don’t know what it is — the more years you play, the older you get, the easier the game becomes and the smarter you become.” The team’s two other starters — guard Lukas Wera and forward Mike Zayonc — are both in the fourth years with the Blues. Though he plays centre, the 6-7 Zayonc is one of the quickest players on the floor, often beating the team’s guards when they run sprints, said Yu. “He’s a real tough matchup, he’s really strong, physical, aggressive, energetic and he doesn’t bow down to anyone.” Wera, meanwhile, presents matchup headaches of his own for opposing coaches. “He knows basketball,” said Yu. “He’s a 6-6 shooting guard, which in our league is a pretty tough matchup.” There’s a strong North Shore current running through the team as four Argyle grads are on the squad along with one each from Windsor, Handsworth and West Van. They all know how

to play the game the right way, said Yu. “I love them to death,” he said of the North Shore links. “I can’t say enough about the coaches in the high school programs on the North Shore that have done such a great job of developing players. It’s made my job a lot easier and fun.” While the deep Blues were spreading the scoring around on Wednesday night, it was the other end of the floor that Yu was focused on as Capilano held Quest to 33 per cent shooting from the floor. “That’s our game, we love getting defensive stops and getting out running,” he said. “Our team is solely defensively orientated, that’s all we work on in practice. If you keep that as your goal all year you’re going to be well off. . . . Sometimes a team will catch fire but most games in this league if you focus on defence you’re going to do a pretty good job.” With depth and defence the key words Yu can see the path to success for this year’s team, but he’s not ready to make any predictions about how far they’ll go. “Our focus is just trying to be in the moment,” he said. “We’re not looking too far ahead but we know we have a pretty solid squad this year and our goal is just to continue to work hard.” ••• The Blues will be back in action next weekend when they host Kwantlen Nov. 18 and Langara Nov. 19. Game times are 6 p.m. for the women and 8 p.m. for the men.

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ALLISTON, Stafford David Robert, born March 19, 1945, passed away peacefully at age 66 years in Vancouver, B.C. on November 2, 2011. He is survived by his mother; Stella Alliston, children; Libby (Phil), Stafford Jr., grandchildren; Bella and Frani, brother; Bob (Sharon) as well as special friends; Kelly, Ty and Alwyn. Donations may be made to the Canadian Diabetes Association, 360 1385 8th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C. V6H 3V9. For those wishing to share a memory of Stafford, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com

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On this day we would like to acknowledge the birthday of Chris Johnson HALLAWAY 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 www.burnfund.org

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, conservation, 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.

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Moore, Marjorie Florence April 19, 1923 - Oct 26, 2011 With great sadness we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother. Predeceased by her husband, Vancouver firefighter William A. Moore at age 40, Mum returned to work for the CIBC for over 20 years, raised four young children single-handed, helped to raise her grandchildren and was a second mother and grandmother to many of our friends. She will be deeply missed by her surviving sisters, Laura Stoddart and Violet Groves, daughter Judy-Ann, sons John, Philip and Bill, the 'DIL's-Robin, Min and Mary, our 'fourth brothers' Ab Bryant and Alan Stoddart, grandsons Matthew, Paul, Angus, Todd, Will and Joseph, and grand-daughters Jessie and Patricia. We wish to especially thank Judy's best-friend-forever, Jane Fairbairn, Dr. George Chalmers and the nursing staff at Lions Gate Hospital for all their care and concern through the most difficult time in our lives. Celebration of life to be held at a later date.

SMITH, Muriel, (Maiden name: Ledger), age 90 years, passed away peacefully in Lions Gate Hospital on November 5, 2011. Muriel is survived by 4 children, 7 grandchildren, and 3 sisters. Muriel was born in Liverpool, England in 1921, and served in the ambulance corps during the war. During those years she met Joseph Smith, a member of the Canadian Navy, and in 1948 emigrated to Canada to marry him. She raised 4 children, and worked in Toronto and Vancouver, most recently at Sears Canada. Muriel lived in North Vancouver for 42 years and volunteered at Cedarview Lodge for 30 years. Muriel was a quiet, genuine and caring person, precious to her family. She touched those who were fortunate to come to know her. If friends so desire, donations may be made to Canadian Cancer Society. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

SINGH - Jack It is with our deepest sorrow that we announce the peaceful passing of our father, Jack Singh (Karnail Singh Sanghera) on November 8th. Born in Bilga, India, on November 14th, 1935, Dad immigrated to Victoria, BC, at the age of 3 with his father and his brother, Jarnail. In 1953, he moved to North Vancouver, where he settled and started a family, as well as a successful trucking business (Jack’s Fuel). A proud, honest and devoted family man, Jack was loved by many and his sense of humour will be dearly missed. Jack is survived by his wife of 37 years, Betty Singh, his twin sons, David and Lawrence, daughters Carmen and Teresa, daughters-in-law, grandchildren, as well as great grandchildren. Funeral services will be held at 10:30am on Sunday, November 13th at Victory Memorial at 14831 – 28th Ave, Surrey, B.C. This will be followed by a prayer service at 8000 Ross St., Vancouver, B.C., at 2:00pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BC Cancer Agency.

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From his family, we love you and count our blessings daily that we have you. Your love, advice and support have guided us through the journey of life. You are a devoted person in everything you do and your life reflects that. Thanks for being someone who makes a difference to so many. Have a legendary Birthday Chris!!!! From your loving family, friends, and colleagues.

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SIMON - Muriel Rowena It is with a deep sense of loss that we announce the passing of our dear mother and friend Rowena Simon. She was born at home in Stirling, Scotland on July 22, 1922 and died peacefully in her home, surrounded by her loving family, in West Vancouver on November 05, 2011. Service was her calling and throughout her life she worked tirelessly for the benefit of others. Always thoughtful, kind and considerate she never forgot a birthday or anniversary and never missed an opportunity to provide for others. During the last 6 years of her life she nursed her ailing husband with undying devotion and continued to provide wisdom, love and support to all those around her. She is survived by her four children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great grandson.

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driving ability. How can I find out what to do? North Shore Community Resources, Caregiver’s Project will be presenting “Into the Other Lane: Driving and Dementia” on Saturday, Nov. 19th from 1:00 to 4:00 pm at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Learn about communication strategies to help someone stop driving before they’re a risk; how fitness to drive is determined in BC; driver fitness tests and other transportation options. For more information call Helen Wait at 604-982-3313. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

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North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from $830 1 Bdrm from $1130 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

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1 Br. $900 avail Nov. 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. no pets, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

1 BR $900 central Lonsdale, balc south, carpet/hardwood, heat/hw, ns, np, adult bldg. 604-904-9507

1 BR GREAT LOCATION

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 1 BR hardwood, St. Georges & 12 1 yr lease, prkg, np, ns, Nov. 1, $980incl heat/hw. 604-988-4692 1 BR Woodcroft, mtn view, 24hr security, prkg, 1 yr lease. $915 incl utils, ns np 604-926-1556 2 BIG Bdrm, by Lynn Valley Mall, incl prkg, fp, dw, hw. Cat ok $1400+heat now 604-780-7149

2 BR bright spacious, top flr, central Lonsdale, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail now. $1189 incl heat/hw, prkg. 604-971-2534 2 BR. large, $1,095. Dec. 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

2 BR, large, bright, $1180, np, ns, avail now, prkg avail. 225 E 12th 604-971-2456

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Apartments & Condos

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West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR Large $1150, Dec. 1st Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

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MARINE/19TH, 2 bdrm, newly decorated, np, ns, 3 appl, $1675. 604-925-8851, 604-762-8507

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

BLUERIDGE APTS (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 www.blueridgeapartments.com

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 HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, 1 BDRM $975. Avail Dec 1 Incl heat/hw. NP, 604-985-3650 Studio, large s/facing quiet, updated, clean bldg, np ns, 1240 St.Georges $840, 604-317-8811

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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

2 BR suites available December 1st starting at $1800/M. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

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1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Studio, Dec 1, $865, util not incl. View, No pet. N/S. For appt call 604-926-3741

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

Luxury Over The Seawall! 3Br. pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

STUNNING 2 BR. 2 baths, over 1300sf Dundarave penthouse, immed, 2 prkg, $4250 incls heat hw & gas, Patrick O’Donnell at Prudential Sussex 604-839-3863 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt Ave. 1 BR. Available. 604-990-2971

6522 Studio, 1 BR & 2BR avail. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt. 604-922-8443

Furnished Accommodation

3 BR 1bath W. VAN furnished, $2500 including utils, ns/np, avail now. 778-839-8305 4 BR + 1 den, EXECUTIVE furnished, beautiful newer house, nice large yards, Grand Blvd. $4800. Dec 1. 778-322-1688

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. 4-6 mth Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

Avail Dec 1st 3-7 mths, furn 1 bd apt Lower Lonsdale, ns & np. grandmanor.net 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

2BDRM/2BTH AMBLESIDE Tastefully furnished. $800/WK Reduced rate for longer term. 604-230-3479 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

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ROOM WESTVIEW Dr area home, $500 incls 2 meals, internet & cable, ns 604-990-9290

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

3 BR, Ambleside, W Van, 2 baths, big garden level rec room, 2300sf, newly renovated, deck, dbl garage $3500. Dec 1. 778-322-1688

935 Marine Drive

3 BR Central Lonsdale, rec rm carport, 4 appls, drapes, wall to wall, np ns Prof $1595. 813-7312

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3 BR +rec rm Norgate, 4 appls carport, new paint/carpet, ns np, $2200 avail refs 604-272-1938

1 BDRM bsmt ste, Grand Blvd, $800 incl utils, inste w/d, no pets, N/S, Dec 1, Call 604-986-6600

3/4 BDRM West Van 2bath 2 f/p, ocean view, decks, garage, ns, np. Dec 1. $3200 778-231-1048

1 BR, 1 bth, Ambleside, big living room, priv yard, own w/d, $1400, ns, dog ok, immed 604-773-1514

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

HIGHLAND DR. 908-7368, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, garage, pet ok, lease $2700.

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Shared Accommodation

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Coq./Poco/ Port Moody

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North Vancouver

1 BR $525 inclusive in shared house, mid Lonsdale, renovated, ns np, avail now. 604-990-4257 1 BR in 2 br 2nd flr ste, mid Lonsdale, female or student $550 incl utils, Dec 1st. 778-859-9470

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Embrace change. Embrace dreams, mystery, subconscious urges, large finances, intimacy, commitment and consequences. Look far ahead before you tie up your future. You might change your mind (or heart) in a few weeks or months. However, if you’re sure, wrap things up now. A slowdown begins next week. Health diagnosis or surgery might be needed. Sunday’s busy, easy. Focus on your home, family, security Monday/Tuesday. Romance lures you midweek – and succeeds – but don’t miss a splendid work-earnings opportunity Wednesday. (Pursue it further Friday.) Taurus April 20-May 20: Start wrapping things up – a slowdown begins next week. Grab opportunities, shake hands, make agreements, conclude negotiations.Your romantic and creative sides intensify now to next July – take note Friday eve, Saturday. Earlier, Sunday’s for shopping, earning. (Good for movies, computer games.) Communications, short trips, paperwork fill Monday/Tuesday – duties restrict you, but you still succeed. Head for home Wednesday to Friday morning – some happy, good things happen here – and they seem connected to love, affection. You could meet “the one” Friday eve/night! Gemini May 21-June 20: A slowdown starts next week. Use the present interval to complete chores so they won’t interfere with a “homecoming” late month into December. You might be literally going home, or revisiting a place you once relocated to, or homecoming might be in the heart: meeting an “ex,” even a former opportunity in business or public dealings – but that’s next week onward. For now, finish those chores. Your energy and effectiveness are high Sunday. Chase money or shop Monday/ Tuesday – don’t buy used items. Midweek’s busy, affectionate. Investments succeed, Wednesday to Saturday.

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1 BR, ground level in 4-plex, $825 + utils, nr Seabus, ns np, suits 1, 604-987-6629

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BACH $750, elevator drapes, S. facing np, ns, incld hw heat hydro. 18th/Lonsdale 604-220-6817

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Cancer June 21-July 22: Romance, creativity, adventure, beauty and pleasure continue to flow. Take a rest Sunday – withdraw and dream, contemplate, plan.Your intuition is high this eve, especially regarding finances. Your energy, charisma and effectiveness soar Monday/Tuesday: you might meet someone very attractive. Marriage/partnership plays a significant role. Something begins, something breaks. Chase money and/or shop Wednesday/Thursday – success promised, both socially and in buying clothes for work. Charm and a bargain combine. Prestige errands, travel and a flirtation come, Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Wrap up projects now. Next week brings a slowdown. Only start things you can complete in a few days. DON’T begin extensive home repairs or renovations before Dec. 13/14. Generally, you remain in a sluggish rest period this week. Take care of domestic, security and property concerns. Sunday’s happy, hopeful. (Intuition’s high about future finances.) Retreat, rest, contemplate and plan Monday/Tuesday. Your energy, charisma and romantic outlook rise nicely Wednesday/Thursday. Charm can lead to a career-earnings plum! Chase money Friday/ Saturday, but don’t spend it. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A slowdown arrives next week, so complete projects and reach final understandings now, especially in domestic, property and similar affairs. Read Gemini for a clue to upcoming weeks: you might grab a property deal that eluded you, or experience a unique nostalgia about family or home. For now, though, stay busy, communicate, tackle paperwork, errands and meetings. Sunday’s for prestige, ambitions. Your popularity and joy rise Monday/Tuesday. Retreat Wednesday/Thursday: tiredness and romance mingle, which could cause a learning experience. Your energy and charisma surge Friday/Saturday.

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1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/internet, ns np nr bus $875+util, refs 604-781-4687 2 BDRM, $1275 + utils, great garden, f/p, new reno, quiet upper Lynn, n/s, Dec 1 604-985-8593 2 BDRM, g/l, new reno, Lynn Valley, private creekside, gas f/p, must see, $1600 all incl, avail Dec 1 or 15, refs, 604-985-4799

2 BR beautiful garden level, W.Van, 4 appl, f/p, Dec 1, ns, $1290 + 1/2 util. 604-921-7281. 2 BR Brand new ste, 5 appl, sep entr 800sf, Edgemont suit 1 $1,250 ns/np, now 604-980-4625 2 BR bright bsmt ste, near bus, ns np, Pemberton Hghts, $1100, prkg & utils incl 604-986-7922 2 BR + Den, $2000. Dundarave W Van, new, garden level, own nice yard, gourmet kitchen, d/w, w/d. Avail now. 778-322-1688 2 BR grnd lvl, bright, recent reno, share wd, ns, np Grand Blvd ref’s, $1250 incl 604-340-5116 2 BR new reno central Lonsdale, ground level, 5 appls, N/S N/P. $1300 incls utils, NOW or Dec 1. 604-980-6849 or 604-773-9565 2 ROOM ste, 1 br, priv ent, full bath, fridge, ldry, priv home, prkg, ns, np, $575.Now 778-865-7455 BACH, FURNISHED, CAPILANO area (Canyon Blvd), reno’d, big kitchen, own entry & yard, near bus, avail now. 604-987-6688

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Complete rather than start projects. A slowdown looms on the near horizon. Spend, earn, sell. You might have been frustrated over the last few months, as an investment, house purchase or sexual relationship hasn’t seemed to gel. Perhaps you needed to figure out distance (commuting) factors, or couldn’t quite find the words to speak to someone. That looming slowdown will bring a re-examination of these matters. By late December (into mid-2012) you’ll be ready to move decisively on life-changing financial, sexual or lifestyle actions. Wishes might be granted Wednesday/Thursday! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Get out. March forth, impress people, call in favours, seek permission. Tackle intimidating tasks. Usually I’d say start big projects – but not now. A period of delay, mistakes and second thoughts begins next week, so finish rather than start. Sunday brings mysteries and the joys of investigation. Lovers feel a sweet intimacy. Wisdom, gentle love come Monday/Tuesday: buy nothing. Be ambitious midweek: good money and a good agreement are possible. Friday/Saturday bring success at work, and some co-worker hi-jinks. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your tiredness will only last another nine days. Until then, rest, dress and eat sensibly, and contemplate – your soul, your life and future actions. Don’t plan too precisely or too near in the future, as conditions will change. (An element of delay, even of “backwardation,” will exist from Nov. 23 to Dec. 13.) Others hold the aces Sunday, so join, don’t compete. DON’T invest or make any commitments Monday/Tuesday. Wisdom, gentle love and intellectual and travel themes arrive Wednesday to Friday. Be ambitious – and gracious, forgiving – Friday/Saturday.

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Nov. 13 - 19, 2011 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A late wish might come true, as your round of socializing, flirtation, optimism and entertainment continues – for nine days. After this, it’s “quiet time.” Tackle chores Sunday – you’ll put your hand on just the right job. Relationships dominate Monday/Tuesday. Successes mingle with some frustration – but overall these two days bless you, especially if you’re diplomatic and eager.Wednesday to noon Friday unearths depths, subconscious longings, sensual desires. You could have a secret interlude. Be a detective. Friday p.m. starts a weekend of wisdom, mellow joys, and indecision. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Remain ambitious, but don’t start new projects, nor plan any new ventures before Dec. 13. Complete projects and tasks instead. E.g., don’t ask your boss for more responsibility now, because he/she might give you something to handle before mid-December, and it could go unflatteringly awry. Sunday’s romantic and creative – you’re alluring. Plunge into chores Monday/Tuesday (but practise safety Monday morn, Tuesday night). Relationships grow intense midweek – major luck can come midweek through Saturday in a financial situation, and/or in sexual intimacy. A new friend, or old? Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your mellow, thoughtful mood continues. Soon, you’re going to be temporarily shunted back to a busy old career or prestige/ status role (perhaps in your neighbourhood) so take advantage of the present restful, sweet time. Sunday’s for relaxation, home, daydreams. Romance, passion, creativity and a winning streak visit you Monday/ Tuesday. Don’t violate anyone’s dignity. Tackle chores midweek: a friendly yet challenging person or proposal might greet you – say yes. Bosses like you Thursday. Friday afternoon into Saturday brings exciting meetings, a sensual clinch or a “money deal.” timstephens@shaw.ca


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2005 RED MUSTANG CONVERT 87kms New brakes frt-rear, auto, $14,900 604 997-0554

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Condos/ Townhouses

1997 VW Golf 2 dr h/b 5 spd, 106,000 km 90% brakes, $4800 warr incl 604-466-6007 MJAuto #30332

2002 HONDA Accord Se 4dr 5 spd pwr pkg, s/roof, mags, heat seat, new clutch/belt $6900 MJAuto #30332 604-466-6007

2005 JEEP Liberty Sprt, 75,500 k v6, 4wd, blue/grey cloth int, exc cond. $12,800. 604-581-8985

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

1976 CAMARO LT silver, body by Fisher, 350hp, 78,000 miles, 1 owner, air cared. $5000 604-986-1004

2006 Jetta TDI Auto, Grey w/ Anthracite Leather, Sunroof, HS Alloys, VW Certified Reduced $18,995 Stk# B5590A

2007 PT Cruiser convertible, white, auto, only 39,000km, Immaculate $13,800 ‘‘open to offers’’ 604-971-3179

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2007 VW GTI 4dr DSG Black w/cloth, Sunroof, VW Certified Reduced $19,995 Stk# B5540A

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6050

2004 DODGE RAM 1500 Laramie quad cab 4X4, BCAA inspected $13,980, 147,500 km’s www.autofleet.biz 604-304-7653 Carproof report & warranty incl’d

Capilano Volkswagen

2002 FORD Escape XLT 4dr auto 4x4 s/roof 6CD a/cared warr incl $6800 MJAuto 604-466-6007

GORGEOUS DUPLEX - MLSV917348 416 + 420 W 15th Ave. Over 4500 sq. ft. 50’ x 125’ lot. 3 bdrms + fam rm. + den + more each side. All the bells & whistles! Superb landscaping & attn. to detail. Featured in Canadian House & Home - need I say more! Asking $2.998M! Call Sheryl 604 209-3118 or Alice 604 617-6821 Appt. only. Royal Pacific Realty

2003 Lexus SC430 Contertible, Silver w/ Black Leather, Stunning car and Loaded. One owner, local car only 81k. $26,995 Stk #C6021A

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Sports & Imports

9160

2008 VW Touareg V6 Sport 4x4, Grey w/ tan Leather, Sport Pkg, Nav, Tow, 19” Alloys, VW Certified $39,995 Stk# CV381

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Sports & Imports

9160

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

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9125

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For Sale by Owner

6015

Houses - Sale

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2010 Suzuki SX4

2WD & AWD, auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, CD, C5934

From $11,999

2008 Jeep Liberty Ltd.

Internet Sale Price $12,988

Internet Sale Price $23,988

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

2008-2010 Mustang Convertible

2010 Ford Escape XLT & LTD AWD

From $32,999

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AWD, 11,000kms, nav, loaded, ent. system Leather, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, mags

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From $21,999

2011 Hyundai Sonata

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$18,499

2003 Hummer H2

Yellow, 50,900 miles, leather, sunroof, awesome, BCAA inspected, stk#P5657A

Internet Sale Price $21,995 CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, 31,400kms, C6074

$13,499

2010 Smart Car

Passion model, only 23,000kms, red, C7521

2009 Chevrolet Aveo LT

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

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles

Internet Sale Price $8,988

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Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, 29,200kms, C6057

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer & Ltd.

2010 Ford Fusion SEL AWD & Sport AWD

2006 Dodge Charger R/T

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, 40,000kms, C5768

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

$11,499

Leather, sunroof

2011 Kia Soul

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD, only 13,400 kms, C7498

$16,999

2009 Dodge Grand Caravan

Stow ‘N Go, auto, 50,400kms, front and rear A/C, C4631

$15,499

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, mags, C6522

2009 Toyota Yaris

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6808

$9,999

2011 Mazda 2

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, 11,400kms, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6845

$13,999

2010 Jeep Commander

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$26,999

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HOME SERVICES 8030

8055

Carpentry

A JOURNEYMAN Carpenter. 30 yrs exp. Small renos. mouldings. Refs. (WCB) Dale 604-984-6997

TRIM Rite Interiors Crowns, Base, Doors, Cabinetry, Stairs, Closets, Etc. Lloyd S. Tel: (604) 788-0947

TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562

8060 With everything life throws at you, who has time to clean?

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

8050

KUL CLEANING House & restaurant cleaning. 10 yrs exp. Cell 604-562-2271

604.984.8054

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

It’s one less thing to worry about.

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SANTA’S CHIMNEY SERVICES Lifetime Guar. 778-340-0324

18 YRS Professional cleaner has openings. Exc refs 604-980-1495 www.maidinheaven.ca

Automotive

$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

8073

Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at

www.TCAelectric.ca 778-229-9480

For quality, efficient & reliable service call: 778.840.7811

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

www.WatersServices.com

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2008 BMW 128i Coupe

Alloys, leather heated seats, sunroof, keyless entry, a/c, B11077

White, 2dr, manual, a/c, alloys, leather, keyless entry, pwr group, B11200

$29,900

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

$27,900

DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER Call Tobias 604 782-4322

ON A TEST DRIVE 2008 BMW 135i Coupe

8075

2007 BMW 323i Sedan

Only 45,703kms, Bluetooth, alloys, leather, sunroof, wood inserts, B11166

Alloys, keyless entry, a/c, pwr group, CD, B10250

$36,900

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

8087

Drywall

Leather, alloys, a/c, wood inserts, keyless entry, sunroof, BJ669

$43,900

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

$38,900

Park Shore BMW

WATERS Excavation & Outdoor Services 778.840.7811 www.WatersServices.com

8130

Gutters

NORTH VANCOUVER YOUR HOME GUTTERS

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Do All Services.

til Nov. 30 • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

Fireplaces

Michael 778-868-5079

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Renovations, carpentry, painting & repairs. Ikea kitchen & bath installs. Michael 604.619.1126

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

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

604-340-7189 atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

8105

HOME repairs 40 years experience, includes most trades. North Shore Call: (604) 626-3699

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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8135

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8140

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A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

Handyperson

8150

C A R S

C O S T

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Kitchens/Baths

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flooring, drywall, painting 761-7745

AUTOMOTIVE

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Heating

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Floors, Mouldings, Stairs, Renovations, Tiles, Drywall, Fences, Decks, Railings & Concrete Forms ★ Small jobs ok ★ Excellent references avail chulavistalandscaping.ca Francisco 604-710-9837

Gutters

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• Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates

Handyperson

Odd Job Services - Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

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Fencing/Gates

8125

Excavating

one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

2007 BMW 550i Sedan

AWD, Bluetooth, navigation, alloys, sunroof, keyless entry, B11083

8090

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

$21,500

2011 BMW 328i PK73 Sedan

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

Electrical

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BAJ MINI EXCAVATING Snow removal, sewer, oil tanks, paving, retain wall. 604-779-7816

2008 BMW 328i Sedan

8080

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

incl. sewer/waterlines

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

Drainage

Specializing in outdoor plumbing repairs & renewals

AUTOMOTIVE

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

8125

Excavating

8100

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

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8087

Drywall

Concrete

CONCRETE FORMING & framing. 20 years exp. Call John 604-562-1122

Call Merry Maids.

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Cleaning

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Cleaning Homes, Cat Sitting and Playtime Doggy Walks Home Support for Seniors, Dr’s Appt’s, Shopping, etc. Cleaning for Prop Mgmt and Stratas

A RELIABLE carpenter. Doors, windows, finishing carp, decks, baths, cabinets, bsmt, flrs, repairs 25 yrs exp. Marc 604-789-7289

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8055

Cleaning

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Home Services

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Rubbish Removal

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A48 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 13, 2011

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North Shore News - November 13, 2011

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