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MPs laud budget’s cuts, job boosts Federal government will trim by 2%, saving $5.2B but shedding 19,200 jobs Benjamin Alldritt balldritt@nsnews.com

BOTH North Shore MPs hailed the federal budget as one that promotes economic growth and trims government spending Friday. Finance Minister Jim Flaherty tabled a plan Thursday that will reduce the budget by two per cent, or $5.2 billion, and shed 19,200 federal jobs. He vowed to not raise taxes and said the government could balance its books as soon as 2015. “In order to grow the economy we have to help entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized businesses,” North Vancouver’s Andrew Saxton said from Ottawa. “Those are the large job creators in Canada.” Some of the savings will be found by reducing government travel in favour of video-conferencing, releasing large documents in electronic form rather than on paper, and eliminating the penny, each of which costs about one and a half cents to produce. Another prominent move is to gradually delay Old Age Security eligibility to age 67 starting in 2023. Anyone 54 or older will be unaffected. “When OAS came into effect,” Saxton said, “the average life expectancy for a man was 69; today it’s 79. For a woman, it was 74 and today it’s 83. People are living longer and working longer, which is great news. But at the same time it’s putting a significant drain on our OAS system. It’s simply not fair to our children and grandchildren to burden them with an unsustainable increase.” See Defence page 5

West Vancouver considers ‘housing reduction’ strategy James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

WEST Vancouver neighbourhoods could take a dramatic turn for the exclusive in coming years if the municipality adopts a “housing reduction” strategy outlined in a staff report tabled in-camera last year.

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The confidential 90-page document, provided to the North Shore News Thursday, calls for a gradual decrease in the number of residential units in the community over time, with the aim of creating “elbow room” in overdeveloped areas. If adopted, the plan would mark a stark departure from the approaches of surrounding municipalities, which have by and large embraced densification in recent years for reasons of environmentalism and affordability. “This strategy is about responding to residents’ needs,” said an official with the municipality, who spoke on condition of anonymity because of the preliminary nature of the plan. “De-densification actualizes a vision that has long been demanded by See Ambleside page 5

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TOWER Crane operator Tyler Strachan (right) stands inside the cab of the SK400, 180 feet above a highrise construction site at 17th and Lonsdale, where workers with RMG Formwork Ltd. pour concrete down below.

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A hundred and eighty feet above the grids of rebar and stacks of plywood, Tyler Strachan sits in a space only slightly bigger than a telephone both, looking out on to thin air.

Inside the cab, there’s a slight bobbing of motion, like a ship swaying in the wind. There’s the whirring sound of motors that drive the swing of the boom, or raise and lower the hoist. Strachan has eight sheets of plywood on the hook, guiding it down to the waiting construction workers with instructions from the rigger on the ground. As soon as that’s down, he’s ready for the next lift. On a highrise project, a crane operator’s steady rhythm is a key part of what drives work on the job site. An operator like Strachan might do 80 lifts a day on a highrise project and up to 200 pouring concrete on a slab day. “We keep this crane going pretty steady,” says Strachan, 29. “When you’re a good crane operator, you’ll pretty much always have work,” he says. “I’ve been running cranes for six years and I haven’t missed a beat.” Strachan’s day starts early. He’s usually on the job site by 7 a.m. to make the 180-rung climb up the ladder, through the turntable at the top of the mast and out on to the boom. His first job is to check the crane: the pins, the bolt connections, hoist package and the winches. Then it’s a quick climb down into the cab, which hangs suspended under the crane’s boom, almost like the cockpit of a plane. There’s not a lot of room in the one-man space for diversions — just space for a few off-roading magazines, a pair of compact binoculars and his cellphone next to the two-way radio and the joysticks that operate the crane.

“On a highrise site, you’re busy. You have very little time to do anything but operate,” says Barry Conroy, a crane operator with more than 30 years of experience in the Lower Mainland. “It’s not for everybody,” Conroy says. “Sitting in a small environment. Taking orders all day long, feeling like you’re in a little boat. “If you’re at all prone to seasickness, you’re going to feel it on a tower crane,” he says. Certain obvious qualities are essential to operate a tower crane — good hand-eye co-ordination and depth perception, for instance. A cool head and thick skin help too. “Everybody’s telling you what to do all day long. Often things don’t go exactly as planned and you have to let things run off you,” says Conroy. “You can’t let your emotions get into it. You can’t road rage like you would on the freeway.” Crane operators also have to be able to refuse a lift they don’t feel is safe. “You have a piece of equipment that most people don’t understand and don’t know the limits of,” says Fraser Cocks, executive director for the B.C. Association for Crane Safety. “You’ll get into a situation where you know it’s too heavy for you to lift and are being pushed to do it anyway. You have to say no.” It also helps to be comfortable with heights. The tallest crane Strachan has worked on was about 460 feet above a building site in Port Coquitlam. Conroy’s highest job was almost 600 feet up, building the Alex Fraser Bridge. Crane operators are mostly protected from the weather inside their cab. But wind is a big exception. Cranes shut down when wind speeds reach about 60 kilometres an hour. “The whole crane See High page 4

TWO tower cranes rise above the skyline at the Anthem Properties site, a sign of continuing belief in the strength of the North Vancouver housing market.


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will sway. It’ll be rocking. The cables will be blowing around,” says Strachan, who once climbed down from a tower crane as the wind was hitting speeds of 115 km/h. Wind can also blow in unexpectedly and start spinning a load on the hook. “It comes in gusts,” says Bill Gabor, 62, a crane operator who got his start in North Vancouver 38 years ago and who is working the lower height Crane B on the Lonsdale site. “You never really know when it’s going to come along and hit you hard.” As a safety measure, at the end of each day, crane operators release the brakes on the slewing motor so the crane can weathervane in the wind. That’s why “whenever it’s a windy day and two cranes are sitting side by side, they’ll face the same way,” says Strachan. “A 140-kilometre-an-hour wind and the brakes locked on will push the crane over.” Down on 17th Street and Eastern Avenue, almost 200 feet below, there are five cement trucks clustered around the site today. A slurry of grey-brown liquid pours from the end of a giant hose into a wooden form. That Strachan, one of the two crane operators on this Lonsdale Avenue highrise project, has this year’s work set out for him, indicates the construction industry is making a recovery. “Because we’re typically first in, we see the change in an economy early,” says Cocks. Back in the construction boom that halted abruptly in 2008, there were maybe 200 cranes up around the Lower Mainland. Today, there are far fewer, but numbers are once again increasing. In North Vancouver, there are three tower cranes working within blocks of each other on highrise projects on Lonsdale and Chesterfield and a fourth crane down on a site at Marine Drive. After a three-year lull, tower cranes are being seen on the skyline again. Tower crane operators are a relatively small group — there are between 150 and 200 in total in B.C. — who have a special status on most job sites. Not much happens without them. “There’s usually only one on a job site versus 30 or 40 carpenters and labourers,” says Strachan. “You do get a certain amount of respect for what you do,” says Gabor. “As long as you do it correctly.” Both Strachan and Gabor work for RMG Formwork Ltd., the company doing the concrete construction for this 20-storey project. RMG rents both cranes on the site — the larger SK400 and the smaller SK180 — from Coupal Climbing Cranes Ltd., one of the longest-established crane companies in the Lower Mainland. It was Val Coupal, the founder of the family business,

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“Highways Closing and Disposition Bylaw, 2012, No. 8235” (Closing and removal of highway dedication and disposition of closed highway located adjacent to 129 West 2nd Street) TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of April 2, 2012, intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8235 to do the following: 1. Stop up, close and remove the highway dedication on that portion of road containing 32.5 square meters

dedicated by Plan 878 (the “Closed Road”) and lying adjacent to Lot 4 Block 156, District Lot 274, Plan 879 Group 1 NWD (the “Adjacent Land”) as shown within the bold outline on Reference Plan prepared by D.R. Machon of Hobbs Winter & MacDonald Professional Land Surveyors, and dated the 9th day of March, 2012, and as substantially shown on the sketch attached.

FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 26(1) and 26(3) the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of April 2, 2012, intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8235 to also do the following: 2. The Closed Road will not be made available to the public for acquisition and will be disposed of by The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver (“City”) to Fairborne Capstone Homes Ltd., (“Developer”) the owners of the Adjacent Land at 129 West 2nd Street in order to allow the consolidation and redevelopment of lands owned by the City and the Developer within Development Site 3B. Disposition will consist of a fee simple interest and the City will receive consideration from the Developer in the amount of $118,300.00 for the purchase of the Closed Road.

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Longer careers could mean less opportunity for young people, which the government will address with investments in skills training and “sunrise industries,” said Saxton. He also pointed out renewed federal spending in research and development. Flaherty did not make any changes to provincial transfer payments, so the savings were found by substantial cuts to federal departments, including more than $300 million from the Department of Agriculture, a similar figure from the Department of Health, $191 million from Canadian Heritage — including $115 million from the CBC — and $225 million from the Canada Revenue Agency. The government also plans to lop $1.1 billion from the Department of National Defence. Despite the military budget cutbacks, the Conservatives will spend money on renewing the Coast Guard fleet and Saxton said North Vancouver shipyards have a strong chance of winning some of that work. “It’s not dramatic in the cuts that some of us had expected,” said John Weston, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. “It puts the focus firmly on growth, prosperity and Canadian families.” Weston said more than a third of the job losses will be through attrition, but said he didn’t know how they will be distributed among federal agencies. The long-term nature of Flaherty’s plan, he said, reflected the stability of a majority government that doesn’t have its eye on an upcoming election. One item in the budget with significant implications for British Columbia is a plan to streamline environmental reviews and cap their timeframes at two years. This will apply retroactively to reviews already underway, including the controversial Northern Gateway pipeline. Prime Minister Stephen Harper recently complained that the project’s review had been “hijacked” by out-of-province environment activists. “We need to be more efficient working with our provincial counterparts,” Weston said. “We need good, clear environmental standards and we need government to regulate them. What we don’t need is unnecessary delays and duplication of effort. The mantra is ‘one project, one review.’ The most ardent environmental advocates and the most committed industrialists will have to get together to determine ways to extract our natural resources in an environmentally sustainable way.” Weston said a firm deadline will impose “a level of long-overdue accountability” on Environment Canada officials. He dismissed suggestions that the move is intended to limit public input. “Two years is a generous period of time. Thumbs up or thumbs down, the decision gets made,” he said. The Trudeau-era youth volunteer program Katimavik was a casualty of Flaherty’s belt-tightening. The program costs taxpayers roughly $14 million each year, money that Weston said ought to be found elsewhere. “Other programs have been weened off taxpayer support and this one hasn’t,” he said. “I don’t think it’s healthy for us to believe that just because a program has been funded in the past that it will always be funded to eternity. The programs that are healthy muster their own support over time.”

West Vancouverites. We’re confident this change will be a popular one.” The 2011 staff report, titled West Vancouver Rarified Land-use Strategy: Embracing the 20th Century, calls for the proposal to be adopted in phases, with a moratorium on new development coming into effect in 2013, followed by the implementation of “passive expropriation” policy, which would see the district buy a certain number of listed homes every year and remove them, gradually “alleviating the pressure that has been a source of anxiety for the community.” The strategy also envisions the eventual demolition of the “viewblocking, person-intensive” residential towers in the Ambleside and Dundarave areas. The official acknowledged that aspect of the plan could prove controversial among some groups, “the people who live there, for instance,” but made assurances the municipality would undertake it in a managed and sensitive way. “We’d obviously let them get out first,” she said. The new policy is in response to long-standing resident opposition to growth of all kinds, she explained. “Basically what people in West Vancouver hate most is people,” said the official. “This aims to address that concern.” In recent years, fears of change, riffraff-ization and a kind of traffic Armageddon have helped suffocate West Vancouver densification efforts ranging from tower proposals to modest townhouse developments to an “outrageous” program that would have seen tasteful, architect-designed coach houses appear in up to five backyards. The municipality has finally come to the conclusion that those fears are entirely reasonable, said the official. “Residents don’t want to live in some nightmarish Hellscape,” she said, “like Kitsilano or the City of North Vancouver.” This piecemeal, reactive process has clearly had a positive outcome, preventing unwanted affordability and sustainability from entering the community, said the official, but the municipality wants to be more proactive. “We’ve decided not only to stop more people coming in,” said the official. “But to start getting rid of the ones who are already here.” Slowly emptying out the community would have the added bonus of boosting home prices, many of which still hover below the $1.6-million median mark, she said. In the discussion section of the report, staff envision a kind of Utopic future, projecting the transformation to its logical extreme. “The ideal, decades from now, is to get down to one, really nice house,” said the official. “Until that one is sold, at which point we’ll knock it down too.” The plan also looks to enlist other municipalities’ help, suggesting council approach North Vancouver about demolishing some of the “more unsightly portions” of that community to create a “view margin” within “looking range” of West Vancouver. Similarly, it weighs encouraging the depopulation of Lions Bay and possibly removing Passage Island altogether. The authors further discuss a resident proposal to have the City of Vancouver take away the “shanty town” on Point Grey, and

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ONSIDERING the free hand afforded them by their majority in Parliament, the budget handed down by the Conservatives this week was remarkably free of surprises. As expected, Finance Minister Jim Flaherty left provincial transfers untouched while cutting billions from federal spending and renewing his commitment to low taxes. Most of the smaller cuts are common sense, like eliminating the penny and using technology to reduce travel and printing costs. Some savings, like the 10-per-cent chunk carved out of the CBC budget, will ruffle some feathers. Raising the age for old age security eligibility is an appropriate response to changing demographics, but a decadelong lag in implementation means it’s anyone’s guess who’ll be in power when it kicks in.

you said it “We’re hoping in a week or maybe one month later she might (walk). It’s a 10 per cent hope, but 10 per cent is good enough for me to take care of her.” Etsuko Yukinaga of North Vancouver says she won’t put down her 11-month-old cat Maple after it was paralyzed by a pellet gun attack (from a March 25 news story). ••• “The kind of things police officers would routinely say in front of anybody who would listen were just despicable. It was just normal conversation back in the day. No one would challenge those kinds of conversations.” West Vancouver police Cpl. Fred Harding recalls the attitude his fellow officers had towards aboriginal people in the 1980s. Both North Shore police departments are working to repair their relationships with First Nations (from a March 25 Sunday Focus story). ••• “I haven’t seen anything to prove that the more you pay the better candidates you get. ” West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith comments on a 36 per cent pay raise council approved for itself (from a March 28 news story).

In fact, the implications of the major spending cuts won’t be known for many years. A two-year cap on environmental reviews — clearly inadequate for major projects like the Northern Gateway pipeline or the Prosperity mine — is only one example of a general retreat from the government’s regulatory role. Lopping nearly a quarter of a billion dollars from the Canada Revenue Agency’s budget shows how serious this government is about laissez-faire economics. This is a conservative budget, in every sense of the word. It devolves authority to the provinces and gives the private sector a freer hand in the economy. So despite not pressing on any hot-button issues in the short term, this budget does mark a significant strategic shift in the way our confederation functions. The consequences of this sea change will be far-reaching.

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Dear Editor: If you have been anywhere within earshot of a teenager in the past month you’ve most likely heard about The Hunger Games, the latest fad since Harry Potter and Twilight. For those of you who don’t know, The Hunger Games is a movie that originated from a thought-provoking book written by Suzanne Collins. It is a story set in the future after North America has been separated into 12 districts with one ruling Capitol. Every year one boy and one girl from every district are forced to participate in the Hunger Games — a fight to the death on live TV as both punishment for a previous rebellion of one of the districts and as entertainment for the people of the Capitol. After reading the book back in high school I was completely unsettled by the realism Collins created and I spent many nights lying in bed thinking about

it. How close could this book be to reality anyway? Could people, with all the violence in the media, become so desensitized to it that we may someday be entertained by death and violence like the people of the Capitol? How close are we to having the same lack of compassion shown by the fictional Capitol people? The day the movie was released I went to the theatre armed with a pack of tissues, knowing how sad some of the death scenes were, expecting to cry just as I had reading the books. What surprised me was, as I began to tear up during the sad scenes, people in the theatre began to laugh. Children as young as 12 were being brutally murdered onscreen and people were laughing, and continued to do so throughout various death scenes. I’ve never encountered such a thing during a movie. How could they find this funny?

That’s when the irony of the situation hit me. The movie itself is meant to illustrate how disgusting the people of the Capitol are for finding entertainment in death and is meant to open our eyes to how desensitized humans could possibly become, but instead people watching the movie were finding the same entertainment in it as the people we were meant to find repulsive. It’s shocking and scary to know that we may not be so far away from this dystopic world. We are a lot like the people of the Capitol, and The Hunger Games, fictional or not, actually has a lot of truth to it, which makes it all the more scary. If there ever is, by some chance, a real Hunger Games in the future, may the odds be ever in your favour. Sofia Alev d’Erceville North Vancouver

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - North Shore News - A7

A word from your stupid hypothalamus LIFE has its inevitable phases, and I appear to have entered a new one: the delightful hot flash period.

According to Statistics Canada, this country has close to five million women between the ages of 45 and 64, and as much as 80 per cent of them will have to put up with this particular highlight from Mother Nature’s Compendium of Inconvenient Female Nonsense. One word about us: Beware. You’d have no trouble identifying our group, if anybody ever wanted to pick us out in a crowded room. We’re the ones with the red faces madly fanning ourselves in hockey rinks and discreetly sidling up to good-looking ice sculptures at cocktail parties. I don’t know why women have to endure so much of this baloney. Is it because Eve helped herself to a

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Kate Zimmerman healthy snack in the Garden of Eden? Sheesh. How about a little forgiveness, Lord — if You are, in fact, to blame — at this point in the history of humankind? Menses, pregnancy and childbirth are enough of a burden for most females without throwing hot flashes into the mix. It’s true that men and women alike have to deal with wonky eyesight, aches and pains, and inconvenient ear and nose hair growth as we get older. Some men

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Naturally, we Baby Boomers are spending money to help ease this affliction. There are all kinds of natural remedies suggested to vulnerable gals with money to burn, made of “the earth’s best extracts and herbs,” as one purveyor boasts. We’re also instructed to toss back lots of Vitamins E and B complex, try flaxseed, and give the nutritional supplement black cohosh a whirl. Aromatherapy is another option. Meanwhile, Asian women focus on foods containing soy. There’s no proof that these things work. In addition, various sources recommend that the hot flasher cut back on caffeine, alcohol, spicy food, and chocolate. That’s one sure way to hike the incidence of hot-flashinduced carnage, if not fullscale murder sprees. Sufferers also ought to avoid hot weather, which, luckily, is no problem for Vancouverites 95 per cent of the year.

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B.C. crane operators not previously certified From page 4

who first started stringing Christmas lights on cranes to draw attention to his company more than 40 years ago. There’s a lot of planning before a crane is ever erected on a job site, including a crane layout to make sure the two cranes can reach the whole site without hitting each other. There are also detailed calculations done about how much weight the crane can safely lift. The SK400, for instance, has almost 200 feet of “hook reach” and can pick up 13,000 pounds at the tip, and 22,000 pounds in close. Wrapped around the mast is a square hydraulic climbing unit that’ll be used to push the crane 60 feet higher as the building rises next to it. “Right now we’re at 180 feet,” says Ron Karras, president of RMG Formwork. “We need to get up to 240 feet.” Jumping the crane up takes nerve and precision from the crane operator, who must hold the new section of crane on the hoist, ready to slide into place, as part of the crane is unbolted and hydraulically lifted by the climbing unit below him. “Not a lot of operators will do it,” says Strachan. Like all tower cranes, the SK400 is anchored to a slab of engineered concrete on the ground with reinforced steel bolts. The ballast in the bottom is what keeps the crane from tipping. In January, Coupal’s crews arrived to set up the smaller SK186 on the western edge of the site. First they stood the vertical mast, then they put the triangle apex at the top on. Next was the counter-jib — the back end of the crane that holds the solid steel counterweight slabs that allow the crane to lift its loads without being pulled over. “You probably have about 50,000 pounds” of counterweight on an average tower crane, said Karras. Because of the counterweight, “When there’s no load, when the crane isn’t working, it’s heavily weighted to the back end,” says Karras. “When it picks up the load it becomes more stable because it’s more balanced.” The long arm of the crane’s boom — or jib — was one of the last pieces hoisted up at an angle and attached to the mast with pins and pennant lines. Crane erectors — used to working at heights — climbed to the top of the apex and strode around the boom, rigging it with electrical and load lines. Coupal is one of the best, says Strachan. “When they bring a crane down they take the whole thing apart,” and check the components, he says. Other companies aren’t as good. “They’ll take them apart, put them up and never check anything.” Strachan checks for any obvious structural problems each

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CRANE operator Tyler Strachan has a bird’s-eye view of the city from his cab mounted underneath the jib. morning as he’s climbing the 180 rungs of the ladder up to the cab. Once a week he also greases the crane, a job that involves walking out to the end of the boom. One of the first tasks in setting up a tower crane is to set the load limits — automatic shut offs designed to shut the crane down if it tries to pick up a load that’s too heavy. They are tested every day. Many of a crane’s functions and limits are run by microchip these days.

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“In the older machines a guy could fail to notice he had a problem,” says Conroy. Technology, he said, has “taken a lot of the human error out of operating. . . . It won’t allow you to hotdog it.” Another huge change is the requirement that all crane operators be certified — a process involving both a written and practical test, like a driver’s licence. After decades of discussion, and at least two failed attempts, a phased-in certification began five years ago, becoming mandatory in March 2011. B.C. was one of the last jurisdictions in the country to require some kind of competency test for crane operators. Most in the business agree it was overdue. Before certification, “All you had to do was talk yourself into the seat,” says Gabor. “If you could handle the job, away you went. “We had such a boom there wasn’t enough manpower to go around.” As long as nobody got hurt, it wasn’t really questioned. The problem was, “some people did get hurt,” said Cocks. Some guys who’d been put in the cab without much instruction didn’t understand the physics of how a crane works, said Karras, who also sits on the board of the crane safety association, an industry-led group created to oversee the standards. “When we first started some guys couldn’t read a load chart or know how much they could pick up,” said Karras. Not surprisingly, safety is still a big issue. Crane accidents, when they happen, tend to be dramatic and very public. Last year, papers in Montreal carried stories of a female crane operator who was rescued after her crane toppled over on a highrise construction site. More typical accidents happen when crane booms contact high voltage power lines or drop loads on to construction workers below. Conroy knows about that. In 1985 he was operating a crane on a highrise project in downtown Vancouver that was involved in a fatal accident. “An engineered load failed and it went down and killed a carpenter working below,” he says. “I was not at fault, but that was something I had to deal with. You never forget those things.” Another high profile accident happened in 2008, when a 22year-old crane operator working on the Canada Line died after his crane tipped over. The operator had been trying to move too much weight for the crane when it tipped. A WorkSafe investigation concluded he’d been inadequately trained for the job. “Everything they were doing was just bad,” says Cocks. “He See Riggers page 9

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had very minimal training. He was doing work he shouldn’t have been doing.” When Gabor got in the business, following his father into construction in 1974, he had two weeks’ worth of training under the Operating Engineers union at the Woodcroft highrise towers project near Capilano Road. Shortly after, he started his first job — building the 25storey International Plaza on Marine Drive. Strachan began work rigging for cranes on the ground — a typical start for a crane operator. “On my coffee breaks, they’d let me climb up the cranes and try it out,” he says. Despite the relative solitude of the hours in the cab, running the crane is a two-person job. “We’re not the only ones who operate the crane,” says Conroy. “If we don’t have a good guy on the ground, nothing gets done.” Riggers are the co-pilots for crane operators. They secure the loads and talk the crane operator through the lifts. There’s a lot of trust involved, particularly on lifts where the crane operator can’t actually see the load. “He’s my eyes and ears when I can’t

see,” says Strachan. “We call it rigging in the blind.” Crane operators work long hours and don’t get many breaks. There is no bathroom up there. “Most of us use some kind of bleach bottle, or fabric softener jug,” says Conroy, answering the indelicate question. “Your worst nightmare is to have a case of Montezuma’s Revenge up there. You just don’t want to have trouble.” On a highrise site, anywhere from 10 to 12, even 14-hour days are common. Strachan has worked Sundays on some jobs and once logged an 18hour day in the cab of a crane. “If you can’t work 14 hours a day, five or six days a week, you won’t make it as a crane operator,” he says. For that, crane operators make good money, despite a drop in wages since 2008. “You can typically make about $100,000 a year,” says Strachan. The job does come with fringe benefits too. The two eagles flying around the top of Strachan’s mast and the constantly changing vista of the city. The bird’s eye view of the traffic before picking a route to drive home. The satisfaction of seeing work completed.

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GOOD eyesight and excellent depth perception are prerequisites of a crane operator’s job. But so is a cool head and the ability to say no. “At the end of the month you can look back at the job and see what you’ve done,” says Strachan. Crane operators see every sunrise and a lot of the sunsets. “We live in a beautiful city,” says Conroy. Gabor has tried other work when construction was slow. “I always come back,” he says. “I enjoy the job as well as I enjoy the money.”

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Capilano tree cutting investigation continues Brent Richter newsroom@nsnews.com

RESIDENTS who live around the east side of Capilano River Regional Park can expect a stern letter from Metro Vancouver in the wake of someone illegally cutting down about 35 trees in the park in January. “We will be sending a letter out shortly reminding the residents that the property that’s bordering them is parkland and it needs to be respected, which I’m sure most of them fully respect the park values,” said Mitch Sokalski, parks manager. Sokalski said the letter will cover a range of activities that are not permitted but are known to happen. “. . . the disposing of garden refuse, any kind of limbing of trees is not permitted, and also ensuring that people understand that they can’t be redirecting water over the embankment because it is very steep,” he said. Sokalski said a preliminary look at the slope shows no signs of dangerous erosion since the trees were cut, but a larger geotechnical study still needs to be done. In the meantime, Metro Vancouver is accepting bids for the removal of the 35 fallen trees and brush, which is expected to cost around $50,000. Replanting to support the embankment will follow. North Vancouver RCMP say the investigation into who illegally cut down the trees is still ongoing. “At this point, being an active investigation, all leads are being

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Sunday, April 1, 2012 - North Shore News - A11

Housing costs concern seniors Comprehensive 2011 survey conducted by Lionsview society

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NORTH Shore seniors face a variety of challenges, ranging from loneliness and financial problems to a scarcity of parking spots, according to a survey released last month by the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. “We don’t plan to let this gather dust,” said Jane Osborne, a project leader with Lionsview who presented the findings to the District of West Vancouver council Monday night. “We want to take a plan to council and drive some action,” she said. Osborne said she plans to return to council following an April 26 meeting at the West Vancouver Memorial Library that should help determine top priorities for North Shore seniors. “We will develop a three-year implementation plan,” she said. Lionsview collected responses from 1,123 North Shore residents over the age of 55 in May and June of 2011. “We’re swimming in data,” Osborne said. Approximately 74 per cent of respondents were female, and nearly half the respondents were from the District of North Vancouver. While the vast majority of seniors have no plans to move from the North Shore, affordable housing remains a point of contention. More than 60 per cent of seniors stated there is not enough affordable housing on the North Shore. Conversely, only 16 per cent of seniors believe there are enough affordable housing options on the North Shore, according to the survey. While 67 per cent of seniors own their own home, nearly one-quarter wrote that they were not well-informed of their

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Heather Boal and Sylvia Corteling The second annual North Shore Chorus gala fundraiser was held Thursday at the Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. Guests enjoyed a reception and silent auction and took in a performance of These Shining Lives by Melanie Marnich, the Deep Cove Stage Society’s entry for the Theatre B.C. North Shore Zone Festival of Plays. For more information on the community choir, including its upcoming spring concert, Shakespeare in Song, May 12, at Mount Seymour United Church at 7:30 p.m., visit www.nschorus.com.

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CHRISTINE Eng, 4, gets excited for the second annual Easter Event, presented by the North Shore Hospice, Saturday, April 7, from 1 to 3 p.m. Families are invited to celebrate the holiday at the hospice. Tickets ($5 per child, ages three-12) include an Easter basket to decorate, an egg hunt, refreshments, a raffle ticket and entertainment by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble.

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in your water. If you worry about your blood pressure, you might also find some comfort in the potassium content. It helps to lower blood pressure, and thus is helpful for people with hypertension. The potassium also

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NORTH Vancouver businessman Stephen Robinson didn’t set out to conquer the corrugated box world. But he may just be on his way. Robinson is CEO and president of ClearVision Technologies Inc., a North Vancouver company he started in 2004 with two other engineers, including Mehdi Bahrami, whom he met at university. The friends were two of a handful of select students to attend UBC’s exclusive electromechanical engineering program. It was there that Robinson and Mehdi pursued the subject of vision technologies and intelligent camera design, and soon put their knowledge to work. After working for two North Shore companies that used vision technologies and intelligent camera design for other industries, Robinson decided to start his own company. “I grabbed a couple of the smartest guys I knew and decided to start a company, and we didn’t know exactly what we were going to do, but we knew it would involve intelligent cameras,” explains Robinson. The use of intelligent cameras applied to quality control systems took root, and after extensive market research, the partners decided to focus on the packaging and cardboard industry. The reason was twofold: They could define the market clearly, “So we weren’t saying something vague like we were going to sell quality control systems to anybody in manufacturing,” says Robinson; and at the same time it was not a small market. There are 1,600 box plants in North America “So we picked a niche market, which was corrugated box manufacturing, and it was good because it was a niche market and it was very clearly defined and if we got one of the big box plants, we’d likely get the second and the third and the fourth, so the references carried over nicely” ClearVision engineers designed visionbased inspection products for corrugated box manufacturing, and it wasn’t long before big box makers in Canada were using their technology. “All these plants have got three or four machines that have old, outdated quality control

systems that have been ‘nice-to-haves’ and aren’t really cutting the mustard,” explains Robinson. “So we said we can make a way better technology that would work, and if we make that happen and prove it out, there could be a huge potential for it and that’s what we showed.” They soon got their foot in the door of the U.S. market, and then found themselves toe-totoe against their biggest American competitor, who was well-entrenched in the United States, had been in the industry for at least 30 years, and held about 95 per cent of the market share. But it was ClearVision’s focus on quality control that put them over the top, and led them to a recent successful acquisition by that same competitor, Valco Melton, an international marketer of adhesive application equipment and quality assurance systems. Robinson explains that 20 years ago when boxes were hand-packed, a box jammed in an assembly line would simply be thrown aside and a new box used. Now with automated systems, 10 minutes of downtime to fix a jam could mean a loss of $10,000 an hour. “So a single bad box that’s only worth 50 cents or a dollar could cost you a thousand bucks in down time,” explains Robinson. ClearVision’s gluing, folding and bundling check systems are integrated with its quality control systems to prevent down time caused by defective boxes. “If it’s not perfect, it fails, they get jam-ups and they get down time,” says Robinson. It was this model of quality control and its affect on the bottom line that made the industry take notice. Of the aquisition, Robinson says, “it’s good news for ClearVision in general,” noting they now have a bigger company funding them. “They’re also in other packaging markets that we’re not currently in, and so we can take our technology, adapt it, and get in to other markets, so (there’s) a lot of future potential for growth for the company and all of its employees.” When asked if he was surprised at the success of the company in such a short time, Robinsons says with a laugh, “I always expect to succeed in something I do.” For more information about ClearVision visit www.clearvisionboxes.com.

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obliged. The wines are unique for their incredibly concentrated fruit intensity and also for Sarah’s quirky label designs. They also attained instant fame in 2006 when Parker declared The Boxer as the Best Value Red Wine in the

World, Two Left Feet as the second best, and the Maitre D’ as the fourth, while The Violinist was named the Best Value White Wine in the world. We won’t recreate the whole tasting here but we can give you a few Sparky-isms of note: ■ “We drink two things: Molly Dooker. And Jack Daniels.” ■ “When we make wine we ask ourselves three questions: Would I drink a glass? (if ‘no’, Sell off the juice); Would I drink a bottle? (if ‘no’, sell as bulk wine); Would I drink a bottle by myself? (If ‘yes’, we can use it for Molly Dooker.)” ■ “I age my wines for as long as it takes to find a corkscrew.” ■ “We make wines that make people go ‘Wow!’” — and

believe me, they do. The wines are about as shy and retiring as Sparky himself. They’re among quite the most extraordinarily fruit-focused wines you’ll ever taste — a result of Sparky’s meticulous vineyard management, and Sarah’s intuitive blending. Sparky calls it the “Marquis Fruit Weight™” and says in a good wine you should be able to discern the moment when the fruit-forward entry shifts to reveal the wine’s structure and tannin balance. The longer the time, the greater the weight rating. If you’re a true Aussie Shiraz lover, you already know about the likes of blockbuster Velvet Glove, Carnival of Love and Enchanted Path, where to find them — and what they

cost. We’ve never actually kept score but we’re pretty sure it’s the first time we’ve tasted seven 90-point plus wines in quite such rapid succession. And learned the Molly Dooker shake . . . but that’s another story. Interestingly, while there’s no denying the power and complexity of a wine such as Velvet Glove (which Mr. P has bequeathed 99 points) we were also impressed by the relative value offered by the “Lefty” (entry) range. ■ The Maitre D’ 2009. Medium- to full-bodied, cassis and chocolate notes with structured tannins and juicy acidity. Excellent fruit and acid balance. Very food friendly. Think anything grilled; BCLS $35.99. ■ Two Left Feet 2009. Mainly Shiraz, with Cab and Merlot. Quite plush with black fruit, vanilla, anise and black pepper notes through

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors NOTICES Ladies Golf Group: New members are invited to join this seniors group that plays Wednesdays at 9 a.m. from April to September at Murdo Frazer Par 3 Golf Course, 2700 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. The club guarantees fun, friendship, fresh air and a little fitness. Cost: $20 membership fee and $5.50 per game. Info: carole.northvan@gmail.com or Carole, 604-987-6115. Ladies 55+ Pitch and Putt Golf: A group that plays Thursdays, 9 a.m. at Murdo Frazer Par 3 Golf Course, 2700 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver is looking for new members. The season runs from April 5 to the end of September. Fee: $10 for the season and $5.50 per game. Info: Shirley, gerry.shirl@gmail.com or 604987-8968. A Moment to Breath — How Caring for Yourself is Possible: A free workshop for caregivers providing emotional or practical assistance to a friend or family member Tuesday, April 3, 1-3 p.m. at Kiwanis Care Centre, 2444 Burr Pl., North Vancouver. Explore ways of coping with stress, personal signals of stress and exhaustion, creating balance in daily life, relaxation strategies and self-care ideas. Registration: 604-982-3320 or karyn. davies@nscr.bc.ca. Issues and Ideas: A free lecture series on environmental issues Tuesdays until April 10, 10-11:30 a.m. at Eldercollege at Capilano University, Room 322 in the Library Building, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. The series, titled Transitions — Back to the Future, will be presented by the Association of Suzuki Elders. RSVP: Hugh, 604-924-1323 or 3millars@telus.net. Munch and Mingle: A soup and sandwich lunch every Wednesday at noon starting April 11 at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $4. Info: Andrea, 604-904-6483. SPORTS, RECREATION, GAMES, FITNESS AND HEALTH Keep Well: Exercise to music followed by blood pressure checks, massages, nutrition counselling and medication awareness, Wednesdays, 9:3011:15 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free or by donation. Info: 604-980-2474 or www.silverharbourcentre. com. Keep Well: Tuesdays, 9:3011 a.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@myparkgate.com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews. com.

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COMMUNITY members of all ages are invited to learn about maintaining vigour, vitality and virility throughout the aging process at this year’s Seniors Health Forum, set for Tuesday, April 3 at Kay Meek Centre at 7 p.m. According to a written statement, the annual forum is organized by representatives of the West Vancouver Community Foundation and is intended to bring information, not only to seniors, but to anyone interested in how to make the aging process more enjoyable. This year’s event, the fifth forum to date, will feature well-known educator and media personality Dr. Art Hister as moderator. Speakers at Maintaining Vigour, Vitality and Virility include Dr. Larry Dian, whose presentation is entitled Successful Aging: Is 90 the new 80? Dian, a specialist in geriatric medicine, will deal with the question of why some people are old at 60 while others are young at 90, and will offer constructive suggestions on how, even at

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PETS

Don’t overdo it with loving affection LOVE is a four letter word . . . isn’t it?

Canine Connection Joan Klucha

Love is an emotion, a feeling, some people will even say it’s an addiction. It can bring you up to the highest peaks and send you down to the deepest holes. It makes us feel complete, like we belong, are grounded . . . balanced. It allows us to forgive, show compassion and understand what it’s like to live in another persons shoes. Love can do many things but it cannot train our dogs. In fact, training a dog with

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You might find this a bit ironic coming from one who often speaks of dogs as our guides and teachers in life, but there is a line that has to be drawn between viewing dogs as our spiritual guides in life and understanding that dogs are still the species Canis lupis familiaris — a domesticated wolf. That line is meant to be grey and a bit wavy at the edges, but still be there, so we can understand that you cannot have one without the other. It’s sort of like the contradiction of duality: one

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PETS

Respect is earned by being fair From page 22

dog will never stop loving you (as we humans interpret love to be), never. It is not in a dog’s nature to be unforgiving and unloving (only humans), but they will stop respecting you as a pack leader if you do not behave as an alpha domesticated wolf. This whole love, respect and forgiveness issue came up with me this past weekend with my horse. During a training session I had to be a bit more assertive than I have in the past, in order for us to manoeuvre around an obstacle safely. If I did not take firm control he would have bucked me off and

severe injury to me would have been certain. After the lesson I was so distraught over my assertive dominance that I lavished him with apples, sugar cubes and kisses . . . towards a 1,000-pound animal. I didn’t want our bond to be broken, for my horse to stop loving me. Yet in the moment, I could not see that my assertiveness in the situation is what would improve our bond, not the treats back at the barn. Confusion between love and respect is not uncommon for us humans. Some seem to think that respect is earned by being aggressive or a tyrant. The opposite is true with people, dogs and horses.

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Respect is earned by being fair, setting boundaries and insisting with kind yet assertive dominance that they be adhered to. Love, being an emotion is something that is felt. We cannot force another to have feelings for us and this is where things get a bit dodgy with our dogs. We assume that if we give them all the food, treats and space they want, and allow any behavior to be expressed without consequence that they will see how much we love them and love us in return. The truth is, your dog will love you no matter what, but with weak leadership like that, they won’t respect you.

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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD

DOROTHY Gould and Gerhard Winkler visit French Polynesia.

PAMELA Martin, Sylvie Vandekerkhove and Leona Lysack Chong visit underprivileged children in Cambodia at a school that was built and funded by Lower Mainland volunteers and donors of HOPE International Development Agency.

JUSTIN Kenning and Ryan Vanderham on their climb up Concepcion Volcano in Nicaragua.

ALEXANDER, 12, and Caroline, 10, Bridgman spend some time in Clogherhead, County Louth, Ireland.

HIN Lee walks along the windy streets of Oranjestad, Aruba.

SOURENA Mansouri, Newsha Jandaghi and Vista and Arta Mansouri visit the Epcot theme park at Disney World in Orlando, Fla.

ALEXANDRA Shuelbe catches up with the North Shore News while making a stop in Bad Homburg, Germany.

NEIL Mcdonnell, Jean Grant, Sandra Wilson and Murray Williamson make it to the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro. As members of the 2011 Ascent for Alzheimer’s team, they raised more than $56,000 for the Alzheimer’s Society of B.C.

STUART Somerville heads to Aberdeen, Scotland after the 2011 Shetland Accordion and Fiddle Festival.

DARREN Yelton takes part in the Fort Lauderdale boat show, one of the largest boat shows in the world. He was hired by Mosquito Creek Marina to demonstrate his First Nations artwork.

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DRINKING IN THE HISTORY OF BODEGAS LA CIGARRERA

Sherry central to Spain’s world Early exports played part in expansion of global empire Peter Neville-Hadley Contributing Writer

SANLUCAR DE BARRAMEDA, Spain — The official colour of the seaside city of Sanlucar de Barrameda, which stands at the mouth of Andalucia’s longest river, is albero, the distinctive khaki-yellow of the town’s beaches.

Sherish: Sherry is a fortified wine made from white grapes that are grown near the town of Jerez (Jerez de la Frontera), Spain. The word “sherry” is an anglicization of Xeres (Jerez). In earlier times, sherry was known as sack (from the Spanish saca, meaning “extraction”). Jerez has been a centre of viniculture since wine-making was introduced to Spain by the Phoenicians in 1100 BC. The practice was carried on by the Romans when they took control of Iberia around 200 BC. During the Moorish period, the town was called Sherish (a transliteration of the Arabic), from which both Sherry and Jerez are derived. — Wikipedia

Houses are often painted in this shade, and the sand itself appears between rows of palms on the lower town’s boulevards and on the floor beneath rows of stacked barrels in the old town, up on a hilltop. Here it helps with climate control, being regularly sprayed with water to keep the humidity high, aiding the production of Spain’s signature drink: sherry. Bodegas La Cigarrera, one of the city’s oldest sherrymaking houses, founded in 1758, has a pretty courtyard also painted in the traditional sandy hue, and it’s almost entirely machine-free operation has been run by the same family for nine generations in what was once part of a monastery. Around the courtyard, thick-walled storehouses with high ceilings and windows that face the Atlantic, shuttered with woven screens rather than glass, hold vast black barrels that are occasionally repaired, but never replaced. Each bodega cherishes its own particular strains of yeast that make up the “wine mother,” a thick, creamy layer of life on top of the wines which is essential to fermentation and which affects the individual flavour of each sherry. The giant oak barrels contain a mixture of old and new wines: “Once a year we add new wine to the old ‘wine mother’,” explains a guide. “And this helps keep the flavour of our bodega’s wines consistent.” La Cigarrera is not a big producer, making only about 40,000 litres — 4,400 cases — a year. It has a small shop that offers bottles of sherry in pretty presentation boxes, but much of its trade is with locals bringing plastic jugs and bottles for refills, and which are then sealed with sticky tape. In the grid of the “new” town below, still centuries old, signs on high walls indicate the presence of other, larger, bodegas, such as Hidalgo, founded in 1792, and giant barrels are piled at street corners, painted to advertise their bodegas of origin. In the bars sherry is served from vats, with olives, cheese and more than a hundred varieties of tapas. These are taken at shaded tables in the town’s many small squares, brilliant with gaudy bougainvillea. The dimly lit bar interiors are lined with locally produced, fragrant hams suspended by their trotters, sliced on the spot for sandwiches and other dishes, followed by pastries made with nuts and honey, a remnant of Moorish cuisine. Sherry has long been central to Sanlucar’s economy. Early exports played their part in expanding Spain’s empire. Magellan, who set out from Sanlucar in 1519 to be the first to circumnavigate the world, spent more money on sherry than on ammunition. Drinking it on the long voyages helped prevent scurvy and the casks acted as ballast, being refilled with seawater when their contents had been drunk. These days it’s visitors from the New World who take home luggage clinking with bottles of Spain’s most famous export. If you go: For more information on Bodegas La Cigarrera visit its website at www.bodegaslacigarrera.com. For information on travel in Spain visit the Tourist Office of Spain website at www.spain.info.

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Apparently the Inuit have a lot of words for snow but Whistler riders and skiers can also get mighty specific when discussing what’s been falling on them all winter. And now that March’s benevolent 2.9 metre dump of “Janu-esque” powder is seemingly over with, Whistler is welcoming spring… and spring snow. “Once we get into a typical melt-freeze cycle,” says ex-Whistler ski patroller Joe Lammers, “I would stick to the north-facing aspects in the morning where the snow will be more wintery,” Lammers adds that with warm sunny days and cool nights in the alpine, east to south-west aspects will freeze hard overnight and not start to soften up sun until late morning. “On sunny days (those aspects) will transition into nice creamy, buttery corn skiing by afternoon, once they have been sun-kissed.” “Corn” is the spring skier’s powder– heavy but reliable, easy and fun to ride. “Corn snow is more round and granular than fresh snow flakes,” explains Lammers, currently a Public Avalanche Forecaster for the Canadian Avalanche Centre. “In a melt-freeze cycle watery ‘necks’ develop between the grains. At night the necks typically freeze and lock the snow together. When they melt the surface grains exist independently making them soft and carve-able.” Lammers recommends hitting stuff like Whistler Bowl, Spanky’s Ladder, or Glacier bowl in the morning then getting into areas like Sun Bowl or the front side of 7th Heaven after lunch. He also recommends staying in-bounds unless you’re trained and well equipped for the backcountry.

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Rumour has it the Easter Bunny was spotted driving up the Sea to Sky Highway to Whistler Resort this week. His SUV was loaded down with coloured eggs and chocolate, and strapped to the top — a freshly waxed snowboard.

Whether or not the rumour is true, Whistler will be hopping Easter weekend (April 6 – 8) with events on the slopes and on the valley floor. On the mountain, Whistler welcomes 400 of the best athletes (between the ages of 11 – 14) competing in some amazing snow sports in the 20th Annual Whistler Cup. Celebrating its anniversary this year, the Whistler Cup showcases the world’s fastest juvenile racers from 23 different countries. Easter Sunday, the Village will be ablaze at the Fire and Ice Show as Whistler Blackcomb’s finest catch big air through flaming rings. Fire and Ice ignites excitement every Sunday night— with a DJ, fire spinners and fireworks, too—but there is sure to be something “eggstra” special about this weekend’s show.

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The great news is that there’s plenty of in-bounds skiing to be had. Whistler Mountain remains open to April 22 and Blackcomb keeps the lifts turning until May 21. Whistler Creekside is the best kept spring secret in town because of great accommodation deals and the fact that you can rip top-to-bottom laps and end up on Dusty’s patio, which holds sun into late afternoon and serves up a mean BBQ. Pass the corn please.

In the Village, Whistler 4Kids hold the 3rd Annual Whistler Community Easter Egg Hunt at Myrtle Philip Community School Saturday (April 7) at 10 a.m. Also, the Fairmont Chateau Whistler holds an Easter Brunch and Carnival on Sunday (April 8). Brunch starts at 11:30 a.m. in the Wildflower restaurant, with the Easter Carnival getting underway at 12:30 p.m. Admission to the Carnival is $15 for children (free for brunch guests), and includes face painting, egg decorating, cotton candy, popcorn and chocolate. The Easter Egg hunt, included in the price of the Carnival, starts at 1:00 p.m. Beyond the snow sports and the special events for this holiday week, Whistler offers some stellar late spring activities. Good ones to consider this Easter weekend include Ziptrek, the Coca-Cola Tube Park and daily après ski action at a number of popular Whistler watering holes. With heaps of spring snow and the longest ski season in North America, Whistler is the place to be, so no matter how you fill your Easter weekend in Whistler — it’s sure to be amazing. By Gina Noelle Daggett

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Spring sports in full swing despite job action Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

NORTH Shore high school spring sports leagues are in full swing despite job action that has taken some teacher coaches out of the game.

terms of where we can take field hockey and the opportunities that are opening up.” The North Shore’s presence in the sport is driven by the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club, whose more than 2,000 members make it the largest in North America, said Davis, adding that club members and alumni have taken up positions throughout the country. The U21 team that will be on display this week is coached by Peter Milkovich, a Handsworth grad who played for Team Canada in two Olympic Games. “All the way from the coaching staff right down to the physio, it’s very North Shore-centric,” Davis said of the national program. “We’ve kind of permeated all

Last month members of the West Vancouver Teachers’ Association voted to pull out of all extracurricular work in protest to the province’s negotiating tactics in their ongoing contract dispute. Some teachers in North Vancouver have voluntarily followed suit although there has been no association-wide decision. The job action, which sees teachers working bellto-bell only, put the North Shore’s spring sports seasons in jeopardy, particularly sports such as track and field and mountainbikingthataredriven mainly by teacher coaches. But with some schools and teachers stepping up to take on more responsibility and, in particular, community coaches and parents volunteering to take over teams, it appears as though all sports will be a go with most teams making it to the field this spring. “All leagues are up and running,” said the North Shore’s schedule maker, North Shore Secondary Schools’ Athletics Association co-ordinator Gerry Karvelis. “Basically there’s scrambling, there’s a lot of last-minute adjustments but it looks like 90-plus per cent of the teams that we normally field are being fielded this year.” Track and field, a sport that requires a lot of technical knowledge and equipment, was the biggest worry but at an emergency meeting held Wednesday night it was decided that there were enough volunteers to hold the exhibition meets, preliminaries and zone championships as scheduled. “A lot of people stepped forward,” said Karvelis. “A lot of them have children involved in track and field so they’re somewhat familiar with it and feel comfortable with it. Other schools have taken on more responsibility than they originally were supposed to.” Girls’ soccer is a major spring sport and, with a glut of community coaches already working with schools and others signing up to help, the action on the pitch should run without a hitch.

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JUNIOR WOMEN’S FIELD HOCKEY U.S.A.-CANADA CHALLENGE April 4, 5 and 7 Canada U17 vs. U.S.A. U17, noon Canada U21 vs. U.S.A. U19, 2 p.m. April 8 Canada U17 vs. U.S.A. U17, 9 a.m. Canada U21 vs. U.S.A. U19, 11 a.m. Rutledge Field in Ambleside Park

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HANNAH Haughn makes a move in the Vancouver Field Hockey League championship final March 24. Haughn scored all three goals as the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club defeated UBC 3-0. This week Haughn will don the Maple Leaf jersey as Canada’s junior national team takes on the United States in a four-game series.

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North Shore stars lead the way in Canada vs U.S.A. Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE might of the North Shore’s growing field hockey empire will be on display April 4-8 as Canada’s under-17 and under21 national women’s teams, both bursting with North Shore players, take on the U17 and U19 national teams from the United States in an exhibition series at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field.

Seven of the 26 players on Canada’s U17 squad hail from North or West Vancouver while 10 of the 24 on the U21 team call the North Shore home. With many of those U21 players now plying their trade at universities across the continent, this tournament will serve as a unique sort of reunion. “A lot of the girls either live in Ontario or they go to school in the States so it will be a great chance to see everyone again,” said Handsworth Grade 12 student Hannah Haughn, one of the few U21 players still in high school. “It’s a great opportunity not only for us to play one of the top international teams . . . but also for our community to see some high-level field hockey and to get excited about the sport.” The North Shore field hockey community definitely is buzzing about the event, said Field Hockey Canada marketing director and West Vancouver native Steven Davis. “I think this event is kind of the first time that we’re able to showcase the incredible

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HANNAH Haughn (left), Abigail Raye, Anna Kozniuk, Poonam Sandhu, Sara McManus, Natalie Sourisseau and Rachel Donohoe get set for Canada’s showdown against the United States. talent and development that has happened in field hockey over the last decade,” said Davis. “Over the last 10 years field hockey on the North Shore has really taken off. We’ve seen that with the number of girls getting scholarships to play NCAA and going overseas and the number of girls ending up on the national team as a result of some really fundamental grassroots development that is happening.” Davis, himself a former national team member and longtime coach in West Vancouver, said international field hockey matches like these were not possible on the North Shore before the sport-specific Rutledge Field opened up last summer. “That field is really changing the fortunes of field hockey very, very quickly — it’s turning it mainstream,” he said. “I think the party is just kind of starting in


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levels of field hockey in Canada.” There could be big things in store for the players who will take the field this week. “The real development here is a long-term goal,” said Davis. “The U21 group is the team that is expected to qualify for the Rio 2016 (Olympic) Games and the under-17 are the ones for 2020.” The national women’s team failed to qualify for the 2012 Olympics and, with competitions like this, Field Hockey Canada is hoping to reverse those fortunes in the future. “What Field Hockey Canada has done is really put a huge emphasis on junior development and creating a high performance pathway for the kids coming out of high school, identifying early who the superstars are and keeping them involved in the sport,” said Davis. “The teams that you’ll see (this week) that are half North Shore athletes are kind of the ones that are going to be carrying the torch for the next eight to 12 years. And that’s really exciting.” North Shore stalwarts such as Anna Kozniuk and Shannon Elmitt, both of whom have played with Canada’s senior national team, will play starring roles for the U21 team along with NCAA standouts Amanda Bird and Emma Plasteras. Leading the way, though, is Haughn, the diminutive dynamo who last fall helped the Canadian senior team to a fourth place finish at the Pan Am games before returning home to lead Handsworth to its first ever provincial title. “Hannah Haughn is arguably the best player in Canada right now — and she’s in Grade 12,” said Davis. “She’s lighting up the international scene — she’s an incredible talent.” Last weekend Haughn scored all three goals as West Vancouver Field Hockey Club’s premier women’s team defeated UBC 3-0 in the Vancouver Field Hockey League championship

final. “A player like Hannah is a player who will be leading the charge for eight, 12 years,” said Davis. “She’s only 17.” The U.S. is sending its U19 team because many of the members of its U21 team are gearing up for the 2012 Olympics with the senior national team. Even though it will be Canada’s U21 team against America’s U19, it still should be a close, hotly contested series, said Davis, adding that the Canadian team is made up mostly of U19 players as well. Fans that come out to watch the action might be surprised by what they see, said Haughn. She’d love to see the stands full of fans, particularly young players learning the game, cheering on Team Canada. “It’s really fast — you don’t really get a sense of how difficult it is when you’re younger and you don’t know what kind of skills it takes to play at the international level,” she said. “If there’s young players in the junior divisions, it’s just a great way for them to get excited about the sport and really see what they can accomplish with the sport as well. I came from where they were.” For the players taking the field this will be a great opportunity to play in front of friends and family while experiencing the thrill of donning the Maple Leaf jersey. “Nothing else compares,” Haughn said of playing for Team Canada. “You go out there and you play every minute as hard as you can. You’re representing your country, your pride. It’s kind of hard for me to describe what it’s like. It’s unbelievable.” ••• Here are the North Shore players taking part in the series: U17: Leah Frome, West Vancouver; Ashley Kirsten, North Vancouver; Stephanie Norlander, North Vancouver; Taylor Pearson, North Vancouver; Sophie Plasteras, North Vancouver; Natalie Stewart, North Vancouver; Hailey

Reeves, West Vancouver. U21: Jessica Barnett, North Vancouver; Amanda Bird, North Vancouver; Rachel Donohoe, North Vancouver; Shannon Elmitt, West Vancouver; Hannah Haughn, North Vancouver; Karli Johansen, North Vancouver; Anna Kozniuk, North Vancouver; Emma Plasteras, North

Vancouver; Kim Scraper, West Vancouver; Holly Stewart, North Vancouver. Match schedule (U17 listed first): Wednesday, April 4, 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Thursday, April 5, 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Saturday, April 7, 12:00 p.m. and 2:00 p.m. Sunday, April 8, 9:00 a.m. and 11:00 a.m.

Upcoming Public Meetings The following meetings offer opportunities for the public to learn more about planning for student enrollment, the new Community Learning Program as well as to have input into the budget process for 2012/13 Towards the Future for Schools Standing Committee Meeting Review of current and projected student enrollment numbers Tuesday, April 3rd, 2012 4:00-5:30 pm Leo Marshall Curriculum Centre 810 Hamilton Avenue

Finance and Facilities Standing Committee Meeting Presentations by NVSD partner groups to the 2012/13 budget development process Tuesday, April 3, 2012 7:00 pm Leo Marshall Curriculum Centre 810 Hamilton Avenue

Community Advisory Working Group Summary presentation of key recommendations for the operations of the Community Learning Program at Balmoral Tuesday, April 10, 2012 7:00 pm Balmoral School 3365 Mahon Avenue

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PLAYERS from Carson Graham and West Vancouver battle in senior girls soccer Wednesday. High school spring sports on the North Shore are in full swing despite teacher job action that has taken some coaches out of the game.

Community coaches and parent volunteers jump in to help From page 27 “We actually have more junior teams this year than we’ve ever had,” said Karvelis. “A lot of schools are actually fielding two junior teams this year.” Other spring sports that are running at or near normal levels are badminton, tennis, golf and ultimate. Rugby seasons are also getting underway despite that sport’s normal reliance on teacher coaches. Not every team has made it to the field this season. Job action in Sea to Sky School

District 48 will keep Howe Sound and Don Ross secondaries from competing in the North Shore mountain biking league, a sport those schools typically thrive in. Elphinstone on the Sunshine Coast has also pulled teams out of some sports and West Vancouver secondary informed the NSSSAA this week that it will not field a tennis team. A province-wide teacher vote scheduled for April 17 could place North Van coaches into job action as well but Karvelis said most teams and schools have contingency plans in place if that occurs.

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CAMPBELL (HENDERSON), Jeannine Sep 03, 1934 - Mar 25, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother, Jeannine Campbell (Henderson). Her stoic battle with cancer ended peacefully on March 25, 2012. Predeceased by her husband John Parrish Campbell, her son Joseph Campbell, her granddaughter Zoe Campbell, and her second husband Tom Henderson, she will be lovingly remembered by her son, Justin Campbell (CarolAnne), and daughter Jennifer Goulding (Tim). She will be greatly missed by her grandchildren, Iain Campbell, Lara, Georgia, John Paul, Bernadette, Mary and Celine Goulding, and her many relatives and friends. Jeannine faced death the same as she lived with courage and grace. Prayers at 6pm on Fri. Mar 30, Funeral at 11am on Sat. Mar 31, Holy Trinity Church, 2725 Lonsdale in North Van. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the North Shore Hospice Society (www.northshorehospice.ca/ donate), or North Shore Pro Life (NSPL@shaw.ca)

nee Kathleen Margaret Makin. Born in Manchester England, Feb 27 1920. Pegge served as a WAAF Flight Officer with Bomber Command at Tarrant Rushton in WW ll where she met and married Glider Pilot Geoffrey Gabbott in 1944. Three sons were born in England and the family emigrated to Canada in April 1956, living in North Vancouver and Lions Bay. In the 60’s, an interest in healthy living led to a lifelong devotion to vegetarianism, yoga and spirituality. Pegge dedicated her life to helping others and she became a tireless volunteer for numerous causes including Persons With Aids, Aids Vancouver, Loving Spoonful, yoga teaching in North Vancouver and on the Downtown Eastside, and as a palliative caregiver. In 2002, Pegge moved to Qualicum Beach and soon became involved in teaching yoga, volunteering at seniors centres and the Salvation Army. She remained active until February of this year and passed away peacefully March 14 in Nanaimo after a short illness. Predeceased by her husband Geoffrey in 2004,she is survived by her sons Simon, Steven (Kristin) and Fraser, sister Dilys, and grandchildren Carley and Connor. Say not in grief 'She is no more' but live in thankfulness that she was.

BROMMELAND, Mavis Jacqueline Jan 27, 1937 - Mar 03, 2012 Passed away peacefully on March 3, 2012. Mavis is survived by her beloved husband Donald of 55 years, two sons Ray (Kelly), Al (Sandy); grandchildren Trishia, Matthew, Meghan and Heather; great-grandchild Ad#: as well as sisters Lesley, Kenley Elsa and Merete. Mavis is predeceased by her beloved son Andrew and sister Camilla. In 1962 Mavis and Don moved to Lynn Valley where they raised their 3 boys, along with most of the neighborhood kids to whom she was better known as "Mrs. B". In 1994 Mavis and Don retired to Summerland. Mavis spent her retirement volunteering for the Royal Canadian Legion and serving the Community of Summerland where they named her "Woman of the Year". Her warm heart, sense of humor and smile will be missed by all-we love you and will miss you forever mom. A Celebration of life will be held in Summerland on April 14, 2012 at 1:00 pm. Alliance Church, 14812 Victoria Road N., Summerland, BC.

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MARSHALL, A. John Jul 01, 1935 - Mar 28, 2012 It is with great sadness that the Marshall family announces the passing of John Marshall. He passed away peacefully at home with his family by his side in Loving West Vancouver. husband of 47 years to Alicia Marshall, John worked for 33 years as an FCA and Partner with Price Waterhouse, as well as being President of the Canadian Institute of Chartered Accountants and President of the Interamerican Accounting Association. He was an active member of Christ the Redeemer Parish and belonged to the Equestrian Order of the Holy Sepulchre of Jerusalem. After retiring in 1989, he kept himself busy volunteering, but most enjoyed spending time with his family. He will be sadly missed by his five children (Linda, Allan, Glenn, John & Tracy), their respective spouses and nine grandchildren, as well as extended family members throughout Mexico, especially his in-laws Pepe and Nata Amelio. Many thanks to all our friends for their love and support. A funeral mass will be held on Wednesday April 4th at 1 pm at Christ the Redeemer Church, 595 Keith Rd, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, a donation in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society would be appreciated.

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born September 5th, 1917 passed away at Kiwanis Care Centre on March 28th, 2012. Predeceased by her husband Dr. Earl Knapp and daughter Janis Knapp (John Collins). Isabel is survived by her daughter’s Lynda, Brenda (Tom) and Sue (Bob). Also survived by her grandchildren James and Natalie Collins. Isabel was proud of her Scottish heritage. She had the true Maritime spirit and loved to sing 'Farewell to Nova Scotia.' Farewell to Nova Scotia the sea-bound coast Let your mountains dark and dreary be For when I am far away from the briny ocean tossed Will you ever heave a sigh and a wish for me? Beatrice is of Latin origin and means 'Voyager through life.' Farewell Isabel may your spirit return to the land you loved. You will be forever in our hearts

AUCTION: AUCTION: SUNDAY, APRIL 8, 8, SUNDAY, APRIL AT 2:00 PM | VIEW FROM 1:00PM AT 2:00 PM | VIEW FROM 1:00PM TURKOMAN, SILK TABRIZ, KASHAN, SHIRAZ GASHGAI, SIRJAN,SAROUG, MEIMEHI, CHOBI, NAIN, QUM, TRIABAL BALOUCH, MOUD, ONE OF A KIND VILLAGE RUGS, MASTER WORK BY RENOWED ARTISANS, RUNNERS, SCATER RUGS, OVERSIZED AND MANY LARGE DINING LIVING ROOM SIZES.

WEST VANCOUVER MASONIC HALL 1763 BELLEVUE AVE, WEST VANCOUVER Terms: Cash, Visa, MC, Amex, and certified cheques. 15% Buyers premium plus HST in effect. Some items in advertisement are subject to prior sales/error/omissions.. All sales are final. For more info call 6048086808. Licensed auctioneers.


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SAMSUNG MICROWAVE and Hamilton beach toaster convection oven. 604-925-8433

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ADMINISTRATIVE ASSISTANT We seek an administrative/ accounting assistant. Email grsstt@msn.com

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

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For Sale Miscellaneous

2 KING size mattress & boxsprings $150 each, solid wood study desk $50, good condition, office chair leather $25, hp colour laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 2 TWIN beds, desks, sofa, loveseat, chair, glass coffee table, small appls, fridge, TV, Stereo w/speaker 604-990-1775 5 PIECE French Prov. A. Malcom bdrm ste $1000. Qu sz deluxe Restonic & frame $100. 27’’ Apollo custom sport ladies cruiser bike $180. 7 piece white patio set $125. 604-929-0776 Prefer email: oceanspirit@telus.net KITCHEN CABINETS 14 full size, 6 half size, 2 drwrs, modern light oak, $1400 604-617-0820

KITCHEN RENO SALE Antique oak double-pedestal table w/ leaves, $150;solid wood dresser $50; Inglis fridge, white, $75. All good cond.,OBO. 604-929-4019

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Furniture

5 PC queen br ste $500 sofa bed $150, stereo/phonograph/radio retro $100. as new 604-980-0051 LEATHER SWIVEL recliner, teak chest & table, dresser, headboard, nite tables, QS box/matt, davenport, sofa table, rattan table/4 chairs, HD ironer, sewing machine cabinet, computer desk, 27' Sony TV, chairs. Call for prices. 604-922-7006

WALL UNIT For Sale 2 piece - Dark Oak Cabinet 6 feet 5 1/2 inches High 1 1/2 feet deep Each unit 3 feet across $400. Call: (604) 983-2190 SEATS 6 Dining Rm ste w/credenza $199, Bdrm dresser hiboy & night tbl $119, sofa $45, mirror $24, lamps $9 + up, coffee tbls $19ea, 604-922-1801, 604 985-0004 SOFA BED & love seat, fabric, light floral color. like new, $275, 604-980-5693, 778-378-0823 SOLID MAPLE end tbl & dresser, natuzzi loveseat microfibre blue, 6yrs old, all exc cond. 604-377-9452

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Tools & Equipment

12 TON pulling post $2,800, elvis measuring, laser mate $3500, straightline measuring $4500, 3/8 plasma cutter TF portapower glass blaster, and heat inductor, and mini doctor, vapour car steam cleaner, dent puller, respirator, tram gauge, spot weld drill, 10 ton pp, air pumps, core drill, bumper stand, brake lathe, pallet jack, rail saver, 604-430-0601

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Musical Instruments

VINTAGE UPRIGHT PIANO Ennis & Co. with bench $400. 604-649-0437

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Recycler

ENTRANCE DOOR complete with hardware. Free, must pick up 604-988-7433

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Wanted to Buy

* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid ! WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

Accounting

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General Employment

F/T EARLY CHILDHOOD ASSISTANT Conduct & monitor activity , assist children with eating & dressing, report children’s progress to supervisor. $15/h 40hrs/w Medical & other benefits. Education and work exp in Early Childhood & ECE License required. Harbourside Children’s Centre #101-38 Fell Ave. North Vancouver Email: ms.morris@ harboursidechildren.ca Fax: 604-9862389 WE ARE GROWING! Jack & Lola is the North Shore’s destination for all things baby and kids! We are actively seeking both Full-Time and Part-Time team members. If you have a passion for kids, deliver exceptional customer service and have Retail experience we would like to speak with you. We offer a fast paced, dynamic and community oriented environment and attractive compensation plan. Please send your resume to: melissa@jackandlola.ca www.jackandlola.ca

General Employment

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MAINTENANCE PERSON Swimming Pool Co needs a maintenance person to join our busy team. We are looking for a reliable, energetic individual with a positive attitude, with good attention to detail. Bondable. Must have car - in good working order. Will train. Please reply to: poolwaters@gmail.com Thank you for your interest however only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

MARINA ATTENDANT

West Van Marina looking to hire a person with experience in boat moving, yard maintenance and boat detailing.

Send resume by FAX to:

604-921-7477

WANTED NOW: F/T drivers with cars for envelope & small package pickup & delivery. Email: deliverydrivers@shaw.ca

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Hotel Restaurant

FOOD SERVICE SUPVISOR FOR TIM HORTONS We are seeking a Food Service Supervisor for full time / shift work - early morning, evening, overnights and weekends for $12.56 per hour. Main Duties of job: Supervisor will supervise, coordinate and schedule staff, estimate and order ingredients and supplies for meals. Train staff, maintain inventory as well as ensure quality control standards. The employee may also participate in firing, establishing policy, creating new menus and determining labour and production costs. 1 to 2 years industry experience needed. No education needed. Please apply by fax: 604-988-3395

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Office Personnel

Trades/Technical

Office Administrator Very Stable Environment Our client, a very stable and established property management firm in North Vancouver, currently has an opportunity for an Administrator with Accounts Receivable & Payable skills to join their team. Find out why people love being a part of this company and enjoy benefits such as shorter working days, supportive managers, work/ life balance, job security, strong health benefits, above average compensation, and more. To apply for this role, kindly email your resume to permanent@goodstaff.com

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CARPENTER SUPERVISOR Supervise & train carpenters, apprentices & laborers. Establish schedules & productivity. Resolve problems. Ensure safety standards are met. Prepare schedules/ reports. Requisition materials. Wage: $30/hr, 40 hrs/wk, permenant. Greater Vancouver Area. Fax: 1.866.900.2083 Woodworks Custom Developments

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E CONSTRUCTION Ltd. , a major road construction contractor serving Fort McMurray and area for over 35 years, has career opportunities available for the upcoming busy construction season: Project Manager; Project Superintendent; Project Coordinator; Estimator; Survey/ Coordinator; Safety Coordinator; Crew Forman; All Asphalt Plant Personnel; Base, Underground & Paving Personnel including: Top Man/Gradesman, Finish Grader, Loader, Packer, Dozer, Excavator, Tractor & Rubber Tire Backhoe, Water Truck, Skidsteer, Paver/Screed, Roller, Pipelayer, Dump Truck, Vac Truck. GREAT WAGES & BENEFITS! Email: Employmenteclfm@ecltd.ca or fax: 780-743-5946.

HEAVY DUTY MECHANIC required in the Hinton, AB area. $45-50.00/hr plus benefits depending on experience. Must have extensive knowledge in Caterpillar equipment. Responsibilities will include rebuilding and repairs to Cat motors, power shift transmissions and hydraulics. Fax resume and drivers abstract to 780-865-9710. WELDERS AGI-Envirotank in Biggar, SK. requires journeymen welders. Relocation to Biggar required. $30hr DOE. Oilfield tank assembly experience would be an asset. Company offers a comprehensive benefit package. Send resume to: info@environtank.com or fax: 306-948-5263.

Kinder Morgan Canada Terminals has created an environment where original thinking and the broad application of experience are encouraged. We seek candidates who wish to expand their horizons, while sharing our commitment to pipeline safety, environmental responsibility and organizational excellence. We are poised for a future dominated by expansion, activity and excitement.

Accounting Administrator

North Vancouver

If you consider yourself to be a team player and have experience in an accounting function, particularly with accounts payable processing, this may be an ideal position for you. Your primary role will be to perform account reconciliations and analysis to ensure accuracy. Your exceptional time management, interpersonal and communication skills will enable you to organize and analyze a high volume of invoices and vendor statements, as well as resolve accounts payable issues with vendors. You will assist with budget and forecast preparation cycles. An accounting and/or business related post secondary education with three to five years’ experience in a computerized accounting environment is required. An equivalent combination of education and experience will be considered. Industrial industry experience is an asset. Competition #4412

Administrative Assistant

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Trades/Technical

MECHANICS!!

North Vancouver

Commercial Transport / Heavy Duty

Interprovincial Red Seal mandatory. Great career opportunity Apply Now! West Coast Reduction located in east Vancouver. Very competitive wage and benefits. Email resumes to rpretorius@wcrl.com

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Tutors

TUTORS/TEACHERS Needed Gr. k-8; $25/hr; North and West Vancouver; University degree required; Must have experience working with children in a classroom or tutoring setting teacher certification an asset Apply online www.acumeneducation.ca or call 1-877-864-4010

Where do you want to work this spring?

THIS COULD BE YOUR NEW HOME! We We are are the the North North Shore Shore News, News, one one of Canada’s Canada’s best best read read community community of newspapers, newspapers, and and we we are are looking looking for for aa detail oriented team-player detail oriented team-player to to fill fill the Part-time Part-time position position of of Real Real Estate Estate the Administration Administration Assistant. Assistant. You You are are aa self-motivated, self-motivated, dedicated dedicated professional who who thrives thrives in in the the fast fast professional paced deadline deadline driven driven world world of of Real Real paced Estate Estate advertising, advertising, able able to to focus focus your your full attention attention for for 3 3 fast-paced fast-paced days days full every every week. week. The The North North Shore Shore News News offers offers this this opportunity to to work work with with our our energetic, energetic, opportunity creative team team on on one one of of the the most most creative awarded awarded and and successful successful community community newspapers in in North North America. America. We We newspapers offer offer aa good good starting starting salary salary and and are are one of of the the best best places places on on the the North North one Shore to to work. work. Shore you want want to to be be aa part part of of this this team, team, IfIf you fax fax or or email email your your resume resume to: to: Rick Anderson, Anderson, Real Real Estate Estate Manager Manager Rick Fax: Fax: 604-998-3585 604-998-3585 randerson@nsnews.com randerson@nsnews.com Closing date: date: April April 3, 3, 2012 2012 Closing

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Advertising Consultant The Nanaimo Daily News has an immediate opening for a results focused retail advertising consultant. This is an outside sales position in new business development. The successful candidate must be comfortable in hunting for new business and must be able to work in a team environment. Will be assigned specific categories of business to develop, automotive after market, building supplies, grocery store, RV sales and service, insurance, banks, fast food chains. Qualifications

Supporting the Senior Administrative Assistant in day-to-day duties, you will answer phones, maintain the office filing system, distribute mail, arrange couriers, as well as order and maintain office supplies. You’ll provide support to different departments, which will include coordinating meeting and travel arrangements for management, maintaining documentation for safety work permit records and the safety orientation database, assembling marketing packages and providing support for presentations. You have a relevant Office Administration education background and at least three to five years of experience in an administrative role. Your strong interpersonal and organizational skills, excellent attention to detail and accuracy, and ability to adapt to changing priorities will help make you an ideal candidate. Advanced MS Office skills are required. An equivalent amount of experience and/or skills will be considered. Competition #4590

If you are ready to join the team, please apply online by April 15, to: www.kindermorgan.com or send it to: Human Resources, Kinder Morgan, #2700, 300 – 5 Avenue SW, Calgary, Alberta T2P 5J2. Fax: (403) 514-6580

• Track record of success in sales • Superior time-management & organizational skills and a competitive attitude • Entrepreneurial personality • Must be focused, goal-orientated and have an eye for detail • Must be able to meet daily deadlines and work well under pressure • Must have a good sense of humour • Valid BC drivers license This is a union position and offers a combination of base salary, commission, vehicle allowance. We also offer comprehensive benefits package.

Closing Date

Friday April 20, 2012, 5pm

Apply to:

www.kindermorgan.com

An equal opportunity employer, Kinder Morgan Canada encourages applications from all qualified persons.

FIREARMS

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA

1 BR, NOW, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $995, incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, Call 604-779-3541

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1130 2 Bdrm from $1630

1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, N/P, $1100. May 1st 604-669-3950

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

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

RENTALS 778-802-1627 rentals@capreit.net www.caprent.com

1 Bdrm, avail May 1, $925 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, upgrades, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

1 BDRM + den, PARKGATE AREA, 1,239 sqft, 1.5 bath, grd flr garden patio, u/g prkg, locker, own laundry, gas frpl. Walk to amen, bus stop, trails. NS. Quiet adult bldg. Credit check, 3 refs. $1500. May 1. 604-929-0776 oceanspirit@telus.net 1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. call 604-618-8338 1 BR $950 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR bright large, Lynn Valley, heat, hw incld, hardwood flrs, $975 np, ns Immed 604-980-9219

1 BR’S, MOVE IN ALLOWANCE, Quiet & clean building. Rent starts $1,050/mo. Incls heat & hot water. N/S, N/P. 1 year lease. Cable & prkg extra. 604-985-4272 2 BDRM Luxurious Townhome 2 bath, h/wood, rooftop deck, fully loaded, Like new, $2,200/mo pet neg. May 1st. 604-987-9867 1 BR, large, $920. avail May 1, New flooring, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

LUXURIOUS 800K condo, 2 BR +den, 2 full baths, s/w crnr, city/ skyline view, access to pool/ fitness ctr @ Pinnacle Hotel 1200sf, h/w flrs, a/c, SS appl, w/d, $2400/mo May 1, 604-987-9867

Park Royal Towers

326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800& up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail Feb 1st 604-983-6916

LYNN VALLEY renod 2 BR, hw flrs, fp, cat ok May 1, $1275. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

Completely Renovated

1 BR nr Quay, 14th flr, mtn view, balc., prkg/locker avail, ns, NOW. $995 inc heat, h/w. 604-983-9874

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR & 3 BR Suites Avail April 1st, 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

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

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1 BR (Top) 3rd flr, 725 sf, north face, Now/Apr1. $925. Carpets, drapes, heat, h/w, gated prkg avail No Dogs 604-986-7745 1 BDRM 180° VIEW, rooftop ste, and patio, cat ok,lrg locker, May 1 $1100 incl all utils. 604-986-4927

WOODCROFT- totally renovated 2 BR Pemberton, balc, pool, security, prkg, np $1450 incl heat/ gym. 604-988-5550 ext 101 business hrs or lv msg

MOVE IN ALLOWANCE!! 1 BR in Park like setting! Avail immediately! starting from $1,025 mountain or ocean view. 1 cat ok. Storage, heat & h/water included. Near all amenities. Seasonal pool.

604-985-2926

1 BR $1100 & Studio $925 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

Call 604-986-3356 BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

2 BR, Lonsdale/5th, 1000 sf, 24ft vaulted ceiling, total rebuilt, ss appls, insuite w/d, bright, private yard $1900-$2200 604-709-4100

Apartments & Condos

2 BR. large, $1175, May 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

2 br corner ste, Top flr, quiet 3 story walk, E 15th, reno’d, vaulted ceilings, lg priv balc, south expos, dw, venetian blinds, free ldry fac. ns/np, $1200 604-830-0857 msg.

6505

2 BR, Avail Apr 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

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking avail. Newly reno’d ★1 BR $1080 Water & city view No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

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West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mountain view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK, Senior discount. 604-913-0734

1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces East, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Apr 2. np, ns, $1060, 604-986-1294

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, ns, np, avail now 604-808-1029

Ambleside 1 BR, waterview, hw flrs, updated, bright, $1295 incl util. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net Ambleside Oceanview, 2 BR + den Penthse, remodeld, granite, SS appls, heat/hwtr/cbl, $3500, 450sf deck, cat ok. 604-922-1043

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool Rent includes all utilities.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt 1 bdrm $975, 604-990-2971 or weekends 778-238-4798.

Other Areas Apt. Rentals

South False Creek, nr Monk McQueens, on seawall, 2 BR + den, 1100 sf, quiet, view, parks, gym, social rm, 2 prkg + visitors, storage, NS, April 1, $2500/mo + utils. Jason 604-928-4367 or 1-250-378-8286

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Duplexes - Rent

209 East 8th Street

Large near new 3+ bedroom duplex. 3 levels, 3.5 baths. NS/NP. Avail Apr 1. $3200. Lease & perfect refs a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 view this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

3 BR, 2.5 bath, VIEW, 5 appl, f/p, garage, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np, $2000, Avail May 1st, 604-987-4067 or 778-865-4067

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Furnished Accommodation

★★★★★★★★★★

2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, $1395 incl utils 604-987-2691

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

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

1BDRM/1BTH FURNISHED, GREAT LOCATION!! Visit www.RentBoard.ca Ad ID: Treetops QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

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Homestay

HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail: globalstudyedu@gmail.com

AMBLESIDE TOWER

1 BR 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

BAYVIEW APTS

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail 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 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 BDRM - 1 bath, h/wood flrs, d/w. $1375/mth, no pets. May 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. 1 Bdrm Avail. May 1st. 1390.00 View, No Pets, N/S, Util. not incl. For appt. 604-926-3741

Houses - Rent

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR Central Lonsdale, rec rm carport, 4 appls, drapes, wall to wall, np ns Prof $1595. 813-7312 3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, n/pets, new paint/carpet, n/s, $2200 Avail now, 604-272-1938 4 BR, 3 ba, 2520sf, 600sf deck, nr Princess Park, all appls, n/s n/p, immed $3150. Joe 604-720-8386

3040

Daycare Centres

DAYCARE AVAIL 0-12 yrs old, 5 days, 7am-6pm. Little Einstein Daycare, N Van 604-618-7592 DEEPCOVE, 3 BR 2 ba, f/p, h/w flrs, updated, fam room, $2800 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

1 & 2 Bdrm. Suites

6505-13 2BDRM/2BTH Fabulous Like New 1215 sq/ft Condo Victoria Park & Chesterfield Ave. Insuite laundry, gas cooktop, high end finishes throughout. 2 parking stalls & storage locker. No Pets $2,200/mo. 604-716-9215 evenings & weekends. Call: (778) 340-1550

6540

TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, french. Full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783

4BR/2BTH E.26 St. U. Lonsdale heritage view home,$2450,avail. now.http://christopherhouse.shu tterfly.com/Call: (778) 387-6318 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on 49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

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Cats

LANGLEY - 4 - 20159 68th Ave, TOWNHOUSE, 3bd, bright, quiet, family end unit, garage...$1,488/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

6590

Rooms

FURN ROOM, nr Deep Cove, friendly home, bus rte, suit student/ wrkg person $500, 604-990-0903

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-329-7449

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Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM g/l ste, Upper Lonsdale, shrd w/d, prkg, no pets, n/s, avail Now, $900 + utils, 604-986-3668

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

3508

Dogs

6 YR old fem doberman black and tan, spayed, healthy, good with kids & people. Grt watchdog. $250. 604-820-8484 604-626-5617

1 BR bsmt ste, Central Lonsdale, $900 incl heat, hw & hydro, suits 1 mature resp adult, ns np, May 1, refs 778-340-8315 leave msg 1 BR, Caulfield, West Van 900 sf newly reno’d, ocean view, bus, patio/yrd, priv entry, off street prkg, wd, d/w, all utils including wifi/cbl, gas fp, ns np $1400. Avail now 604-725-6658.

LAB PUPPIES yellow, males & females, view reg’d parents $550, vet checked,. Ph 604-701-1587

1 BR+, cute, large, excellent location Garden & Marine, $795 all incls. May 1, 604-984-7168 1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607 2 BDRM large Bsmt Suite on quiet Lower Lonsdale North Van St. $1150. Available Immediately. Call 604-983-8518 for viewing. 2 BR grnd lvl, new reno, 5 appl, ns np, Lonsdale $1175 inc utils nowMay 1st 604-773-9565 *980-6849 2 BR lower, new home, Upper Lynn/Headwaters. Pet OK $1350 incls, n/s May 1. 604-762-5785 2 BR, nr Lynn Canyon, own entr, above grnd, cat ok, suits 2, ns, $1100 incl, May 1 604-985-3906

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

YELLOW LAB p/b puppy. No papers. 1 male, 4 mo. Dewormed, 1st shot. $400. 778-373-1234

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Pet Services

2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, own ent, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/ np, $1275+ utils, 604-987-5800 LARGE 1 bdrm garden ste, rec reno’d, 650sf, 4 appl, n/p, n/s, $1200 all inclusive, 604-880-5670

PET’S STAIN & SCRATCH on Wood, Granite, Stone, Grout? Call FIN Wood Stone Tile CARE 778-889-7106, member BBB A+

2BDRM/1BTH 343 West 17th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. New basement suite. Avail. immed. No Pets $1,250 Monthly Call: (604) 904-4447 2BDRM/ 1147 Clements Ave, NV. May 1st , $1,150 Cozy includes wi-fi, own ldry n/s. Call: (604) 512-7502

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Travel Destinations

Townhouses Rent

1365 Crestwell Rd, downtown view, 4 br, 3 ba, 2800sf, gar, deck, lease, n/p, n/s, $3900. Apr 1, Eric (R. P. Realty) 604-723-7368

2 BR avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191, ns 1 br, fp, big lot, patio,shed $1575 1 br fp garage, semi w/front $1875 3 br, fp, hardwood, carport $2175

WANTED SPACE TO RENT for my 5th Wheel RV for 1 or 2 mths. North or West Van 604-929-2688

6615

4530

Wanted To Rent

Our Budapest for your North Shore. We have lovely place in Buda hills diplomatic area. Looking to home (and car) swap July 19-Aug 5. contact Canadian Expat family living in Budapest tprior@rocketmail.com

To advertise call

604-630-3300


Sunday, April 1, 2012 - North Shore News - A33

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Health Products & Services

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Body Work

DISCRETE mature European lady on North Shore for sensual massage. ANITA, 604-808-5589

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Personals

LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van

CONNECTING COMMUNITIES

ONE CALL DOES IT ALL!

MOJGAN VENUS, CGA Full Accounting Services Financial Statements Personal, Business Tax Non-Resident Tax Payroll, HST, GST and WCB Business Setup & Consulting Call 604-202-9558 225-1425 Marine Dr, W Van

From the City to the Valley Call Today

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Luxury Cars

From $35 Personal & Corporate Tax E-file, SR&ED, & Year-end 110-445 Mountain Hwy., N. Van

604-980-9668

Save On Taxes

North Shore Accounting

9125

Domestic

1990 OLDS Ciera 6 cyl auto, very clean, 115,000 km, a/c, $2,500 obo 604-465-5103

Call us for all your Accounting & Bookkeeping Needs!

22 FT SKYLARK trailer, loaded, sleeps 4, furnace, a/c, dble windows, full bath, $5,000 604-325-8304

1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel or live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

• Fast, Accurate, Friendly • Year-Round Service • Accounting & Bookkeeping • Instant Tax Refund • US Tax & Corporate Tax • Monday-Saturday – 9am-7pm

1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500

Office Locations:

North Vancouver: 137 West 3rd, North Vancouver V7M 1E7 604-990-7707 • www.libertytaxcanada.ca

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1991 FORD F250, 7.3 deisel ext cab, 198K, incls camperette/hitch, 1 owner, $4900, 604-430-5596

9160

Sports & Imports

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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2001 VOLVO C70, loaded, leather, turbo, $7600, John 604-808-1945 Kitsilano

1992 DODGE Dakota pick-up, extra cab, auto, a/c, V6, aircared, runs good $1100obo. 604-984-7574

2002 GMC Avalanche, Special Edition, 4x4, 5.3 Vortec, 130K, Alarm, Keyless Entry, Dual Climate Control, A/C, Sunroof, Heated Mirrors, Rear Defrost, Heated Leather Seats, compass, New Tires, Tow Pkg, Backseats fold into bed, Immaculate Condition, Private Sale, $11,700 or fair offer, Please call 604-308-3167

9160

Sports & Imports

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

Scrap Car Removal

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem MIKE:

9129

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098 2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, 604-999-4097 1982 $25,900. EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

To advertise call

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $25,900. 604-999-4097

604-630-3300

• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (carproof.com)

Rates From As Low As

0.9% OAC

2005 FORD F350 Lariet loaded, diesel, auto, 4x4, 5th whl equip, 242k, $15,900. 604-819-6886

604-872-0109

2007 DODGE Ram 3500 Diesel $31,900 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

9160

Sports & Imports

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1988 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, V6, 4x4, $1675. 1992 TOYOTA P/U, ext, 5 sp, raised, V6, 4x4, $2350, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

North Shores Best

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,995 obo. 778-242-2018

2008 Toyota Yaris Auto, A/C, Pwr windows , Great Value! #M8257B $9500

2002 Ford Focus Hatchback Silver, A/C, inspected and detailed. M8078A $4700

2007 Toyota Camry Sedan Auto, A/C, pwr pkg. Drive this one! #M8278A $13,000

2011 Volvo C30 T5 Turbo Hatchback Auto, low km’s. A real nice drive ! # MU1405 $25,000

2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 GT Ready for Summer. Leather, BOSE and more! M7692A $17,500

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited What a great deal! Leather, loaded! #M8188A $13,500

2007 Audi A4, Only 10,900 Orig

K’s, 2.OT, Quattro, Auto, Moon Roof, Xenon Lights, Alloys, Silver/Black Leatherette, Truly Exceptional.

Lexus options + premium pkg, park assist, Xenon lights, heated front & rear seats + much more, immaculate.

$27,850 2006 Mercedes Benz ML 350, 4 Matic, all Mercedes

Benz standard options + park assist, 17” alloys, moonroof, pwr rear door, only 73,000k’s, dealer serviced, silver/black, exceptionally clean.

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS. COM 2006 BMW X3 3.0 AWD,

2007 TOYOTA Camry SE V6 (Base) 123,000 kms, Silver on Black, well maintained West Vancouver car. $11,500 Call 604-925-0133 or Cell 425-301-4915

Sedan, only 30,800k’s, local, one owner, leather, moonroof, M Benz serviced, truly exceptional $21,850

2004 Lexus RX 330 AWD, all standard Lexus options + premium pkg, HID (Xenon) levelling headlights, 6 disc CD, pwr rear door, rain sensor, Lexus serviced, only 97,000 orig K’s, silver on black, immaculate. $19,850

morrey mazda NORTHSHORE AUTO MALL

604.984.9211 www.morreyauto.com

Visit Destinationchrysler.ca for 30 photos per vehicle

1996 TOYOTA Corolla 257,000 kms, Reliable, recently serviced; 4 good snow tires on own rims; selling because I inherited a newer car, $2,700. Call: (604) 984-9827

9173

Vans

only 47,000 orig K’s, all standard BMW options + Xenon lights, panorama moonroof, park assist, pwr & heated seats, BMW serviced, diamond/black leatherette, immaculate. $25,850

2003 Mercedes-Benz (Rare) E500, Luxury Sport

1995 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $15,800 Rare 778-773-1398

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253

2003 VW Jetta, $7800, 2 ltr, grey, very gd cond. 111kms, no acc, blk int, heated seats. 604-926-8282

$26,850

1989 ACURA Legend, 4 dr, good cond, 65 miles, gold/brown, leather seats, pwer steering/locks, sunroof, a/c $6000, 1 owner, 604-925-8645 call after 12noon

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER Toll free: 1-888-602-9258 604-984-0331 www.pacifichonda.ca

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

Pre-Owned Specials

Central Auto

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.

OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

Luxury Cars

2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

Offer may change without notice.

CASH FOR SOME COMPLETE CARS

2010 FORD Taurus SE model, mint with only 4,100 kms, local W. Rock car, priced to sell $18,950. Don 778-552-7388 DL# 7623

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

CRV, Accord & Civic Qualify

9145 2008 CHRYSLER 300 Touring $12,500. (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc,ca # 8291

RV’s/Trailers

604-929-7279

■ Personal ■ Self Employed ■ Corporate Tax Prep

1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141

ONLY $27,850 2006 Lexus LS 430 Luxury Sedan, 68,800 orig K’s, all standard

2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 Clearwaybc.ca # 8291

9522

Ask us for details

2002 PONITAC Grand Am CE, 120K, exc cd, new trans. Must see/drive. $3,200. 604-582-5815

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

RV’s/Trailers

2008 SPORTSMEN 28’ 5th wheel, all equip’d, spotless. $19,900 obo. 604-230-2728

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525

9522

Call: 1-866-290-2222

AUTOMOTIVE Collectibles & Classics

INCOME TAX

AUTOMOTIVE

2011 Chrysler Town & Country 8,000kms, sunroof, rear video, pwr doors, mags, stk#P5703

Internet Sale Price $31,988

2010 Infiniti G37x AWD

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 6 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $1,795 obo 604-987-2691

33,500kms, navigation, 4 winter tires, loaded, auto, Stk#12173a

Internet Sale Price $36,988

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, 181K, exc cond, reliable, air cared. $1750 obo. 778-881-6478

604.984.7714

Serving the North Shore for over 36 years

843 West 1st St. N.Van

Internet Sale Price $35,988

2010 Dodge Journey RT

All Wheel Drive, leather, navigation, remote start, black, 11,800kms, St#11257A

Internet Sale Price $25,988

2002 DODGE Caravan SE, 3.3L, 105,844km, white, a/c, f/load, exc cond, $4250, 604-988-1253 CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

2010 BMW 323i

White, auto, leather, BCAA inspected, Stk#12073b

Internet Sale Price $24,988

For more information call 1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2010 Chrysler 300C

AWD, leather, nav, sunroof, ex-demo, 10,000kms, Stk#10189

nsnews.com

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

2008 Honda Odyssey EXL

Leather, rear DVD, pwr doors, liftgate, winter tires, 54,000kms, BCAA inspected, stk#12077A

Internet Sale Price $26,988

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.ca


A34 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 1, 2012

REAL ESTATE HOME SERVICES Real Estate Services

6005

6050

Out Of Town Property

SELLING /BUYING

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-18

New Westminster

N. WEST: 2 BR, sunny west exp, W/D, rentals/pets ok. $219,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474

6008-22

North Vancouver

SPACIOUS 2 BDRM $369,000 Quiet side SE corner unit, newly reno’d kitchen & bath, 1002sf, rich laminate floor, gas f/p, Ste. 204 141 East 18th Street. North Van. Call Dave Watt Royal Lepage 604-250-0054

For Sale by Owner

6015

THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! ( 604) 657-9422 www.webuyhomesbc.com

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Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

Carpentry

8075

Drywall

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

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD * 2,750 sqft./ on .95 acres* * 4 Bedrooms * 3.25 Bathrooms * Oversized 2 Car Garage * Carport & Outbuilding * Drive onto Beautiful Samish Island, just North of Anacortes, Wa., to this custom Craftsman home with 25 feet of waterfront with adjacent road access. Park like setting. Two level exotic wood deck with views of Padilla Bay. Master with high ceilings, walk in closet, attached bath and solid Carerra marble surfaces. Bonus room upstairs. Extensive hardwoods, solid fir doors, walkin pantry, plenty of indoor storage, maple cabinets. For more information pls call:

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners) 9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com

6075

Sunshine Coast

8055

604-980-6100 www.merrymaids.ca

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

CLEANING BY JENNIFER 13 yrs exp. 604-537-4749

ORGANIC CLEANING Services. All supplies incl, reasonble rates, 15yrs exp. Call 604-345-5214

8060

NSNews.com

Concrete

A1 Italian Cement Repairs rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage. 30+yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-992-9010

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

Drainage

DRAINAGE

Fast response Drainage Specialists

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★ COMPLETE DRYWALL ★ By certified tradesman. Small jobs pref. 604-762-4024

It’s one less thing to worry about.

8073 MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

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

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

Call Merry Maids.

Call for Free estimate

LIONS GATE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-973-0290

8075

Drywall

8080

Electrical

Small Jobs to rewires, lighting control, new houses, repairs. Insured & bonded. Knob & tube replacement specialist. Lic. #23726. Call Chris, 604-788-3864 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

8100

Fireplaces

COASTAL STONE MASONRY Fireplaces & retaining walls. 778-887-0020 www.coastal-stonescapes.com

8155

Landscaping

• DESIGN • INSTALL • MAINTAIN Residential, Commercial, Strata

8105

Hardwood Floor Refinishing

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224 www.centuryhardwood.com

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

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

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

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

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

ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663) www.allgonedisposal.ca

Cancer June 21-July 22: Recent delays and mistakes end. They affected your career, prestige, legal, travel and intellectual pursuits. Your ambitions come into sharp focus – be ready to act on them next week. (This week is best spent reconnoitring, planning.) Your inner life grows sweeter over the next four months – old allies return, things go well with government links, and you luxuriate in moments of solitude. It’s a good phase to make family and property decisions. You might end things with a Libra – to both your benefit. Money’s lucky Sunday/Monday – chase it. Midweek’s friendly. Caution Thursday p.m. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: There’s always a reason. When you contemplate the last 15 years and the love disappointments that might have occurred, remember this. When you contemplate the next 15 years, include two things: 1) sex gets better; 2) past deception ends. The four months ahead boost your popularity, your happiness and playfulness. Someone’s flirting! A rather big wish involving travel or earnings will come true.This week, recent delays and indecisions end (technically, Wednesday morning). Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/Monday. Chase money midweek. Travel, friends late week. Be home, Saturday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Delays and mistakes (especially in relationships) end Wednesday. Now forward, chase new investments (or solve debt problems) seek intimacy with someone compelling, charge into lifestyle changes, commitments, research and (health, etc.) diagnosis. You’re going to take some significant action in one or more of these sectors before July. Tuesday begins four months of unusual favour from higher-ups, parents and VIPs – propose a project or two. You might be promoted. Lie low, research and plan Sunday/Monday. Your energy and charisma surge midweek. Money needs caution Thursday/Friday.

Gutters

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604-988-5294

established 1963

8130

Handyperson

Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service

NORTH SHORE

Excavating

8125

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

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8087

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Flooring/ Refinishing

8125

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

Book your 2012 Lawn & Garden Maintenance Program Now!

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

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Your energy, charisma and clout remain high, and now, at last (Wednesday onward) you can charge ahead effectively, give orders, ask favours, impress the right/key people, and start important projects. (In doing so, remember that your luck is high in earnings and sales, so a good project would be monetary: to earn more, sell, buy – “lock in” money favour by starting a job, business, etc. now.) A government or similar obligation (taxes) hangs over you – solve this. Romance calls Sunday/Monday – answer! Tackle chores midweek. Relationships excite, confuse and climax, Thursday on. Taurus April 20-May 20: Lie low, rest and contemplate. Wednesday onward, plan future actions. This day ends recent delays, mistakes and indecisiveness. Lie low, rest and contemplate. Wednesday onward, plan future actions. This day ends recent delays, mistakes and indecisiveness. Your money picture looks better now into early August. It’s an excellent time to seek employment, especially before mid-May and after late June. Settle into home Sunday/Monday. Romance, pleasure, beauty and creativity lure you Tuesday/Wednesday. Tackle chores, Thursday/Friday. Someone wants you and doesn’t want you, Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Delays, mistakes and indecision end – technically Wednesday, but it can take you awhile to get back in the rhythm. By April 10 you’ll be fully confident and ready to act, and by the 13th (onward) your hopes will return solidly. That leaves the present week – despite some uncertainties, you are beginning to radiate a new, gentle charm; this is the beginning of a four-month phase during which others (Aries? Aquarius?) will be attracted to you, even as mate material. You’re back on the rise, Gemini! (But don’t push it before September.) Best travel day: Sunday. Love day: Friday.

Fencing/Gates

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Gutters

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Heating

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8150

Kitchens/Baths

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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

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8155

Landscaping

Michael 778-868-5079

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos

Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, flooring, deck, fence, drywall, paint, plumbing, electrical. Mark 604-761-7745

ALL HOME REPAIRS semiretired master carpenter. Kitchen, stairs, sundecks, etc. All work guar. Karl 604-985-5144 HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381

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HOME REPAIRS Maintenance Structural repairs! WBC/INS Call 604-925-0661 or 604-861-8145 NORTH SHORE RES, many skills. Free estimates, Wally 604-700-6360

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Delays and indecision end. You’re free to proceed with new ventures, especially in work and relationships. The 15 months ahead promote success with members of the opposite sex. (Sweet understandings now to August, cheerful agreement September to June 2013. Marriage possible – but better if he/she shows after July 3.) These 15 months also boost your success in legal, international, higher education, cultural, publishing and far travel zones. Your popularity rises Sunday/Monday. Someone flirts. Retreat, rest and contemplate midweek. Your energy, charisma surge Thursday/Friday. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Tackle chores. Ambition’s lucky Sunday/Monday. Recent delays and mistakes end. If an old flame reappeared lately, now it ends or proceeds. Huge love and sexual attractions loom, this April right into June 2013. Lust and love, lust and marriage, are different things, with different motives. Great good luck and karmic “tests” mingle deeply here: so proceed, but realize everything’s complex. Listen to clues, and check with your intuition. One thing’s fairly simple: marrying (or divorcing) is lucky until June, and quite unlucky (bad karma) from September 2012 to February 2014. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Recent delays and indecision melt away; you’re free to advance. Loving Venus enters your sign of partnership and relocation Tuesday, to stay until early August. Others will treat you with grace and affection. In addition, lucky Jupiter enters this same zone in June, to stay for a year. Love and luck! Yet difficult karma inhabits this area until Aug. 30. I’d wait. Partnering, relocation, fame, public interfacing, litigation – all might be a sweet trap to August. Sunday/Monday is wise, loving. Be ambitious midweek. Popularity, optimism Thursday/Friday. Retreat Saturday.

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April 1-7, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Delays, mistakes and conundrums end (technically, Wednesday). Soon, too, a barrier will fall in a legal, educational, publishing, fame or international situation, perhaps one involving real estate, a family member, or “putting an end” to something. Messages that had been delayed or lost show up now. Your work scene grows much more pleasant to August and health improves – still, difficult karma creeps through these zones, so accept gladly what comes, but don’t pursue more. (This summer begins a huge increase in work for you, to mid-2013.) Climb a career ladder Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Delays, mistakes end Wednesday. Fifteen years of indecision is also ending now. Little by little, every month, every year for the next 15, you will grow more firm in your convictions and choices. Drug/alcohol use will abate. Back to normal. Travel, talk, writing, details, errands surround you in April – get going! Your romantic, creative, speculative and child-oriented zones glow with sweet affection Tuesday – for four months. In June, even more good luck comes to these, for a year. It will be hard to escape love! But a subtle trap might exist here until September: be patient. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Personal indecision and outer delays end Wednesday, but it can take you a week or so to firmly find your feet and direction again. Next week (especially April 9, late, and 10) will be a superb time to chase money and prestige. This week, money’s a prime theme also, but a partner or a financial opportunity might be unstable, reluctant or delayed: be patient. Your home, family, security and property zone fills with affection and luck Tuesday to August. And an even bigger luck comes this June, to mid-13. Still, karmic traps might lurk: be patient until September. Mysteries, late week. timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-560-1269


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Plumbing

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Plumbing

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8225

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HOME SERVICES 8240

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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Roofing

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