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Job action kills mountain biking, golf Andy Prest

THE provincial championships for two high school spring sports have been cancelled with more sports possibly facing the axe due to teacher job action protesting the government’s tactics in their ongoing contract dispute.

B.C. School Sports announced on Tuesday that the provincial championships for both mountain biking and golf would be cancelled for this season. North Vancouver’s Seycove secondary was slated to be the host school for the 2012 mountain biking provincial championships. A message posted on the B.C. School Sports website noted that spring championships for rugby, tennis, badminton and girls soccer are currently still a go pending further confirmation of registration numbers. The track and field provincial championships were listed as “questionable.” On April 19 teachers across the province voted 73 per cent in favour of halting their involvement in extracurricular or voluntary activities to protest the government’s Bill 22, See Parents page 5

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Come on out, the weather’s fine GRINDER the grizzly waits for Coola to join him for fun in the snow as the bears of Grouse Mountain’s Wildlife Refuge emerge from their winter hibernation Friday.

11 N. Van schools for sale – or not Brent Richter

THE North Vancouver Board of Education is likely to find some stiff opposition to a proposal that could involve selling off 11 school district owned properties that are no longer needed. Blueridge Elementary, Cloverley, Fromme, Keith Lynn, Lonsdale Creek Annex, Lucas Centre, Maplewood, Monteray, Plymouth, Ridgeway Annex and Westover schools have all been identified as properties that could be leased or sold. The revenue would be reinvested into classrooms, educational programming and capital projects on the North Shore. The district held an open house at Ridgeway elementary

Board chairwoman Franci Stratton insists all options open

Wednesday night to present information on the issue and begin taking feedback from the public. The most common suggestion from the approximately 200 attendees: Don’t sell the land. Despite suggestions from the public that selling the schools was a foregone conclusion, board chairwoman Franci Stratton stressed no decisions have been made. “The options are open. I just want us to be able to have this process so more people in the community are informed about what this project is about and what it means to the school district and how can we work together so that we meet all of our needs. It boils

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down to students,” she said. “We can provide rich opportunities for our students.” Among the more common suggestions from residents for other uses for the properties: seniors’ housing and affordable housing, more sports facilities, community centres, special needs uses, day care, parks and playgrounds. Stratton noted most of the suggestions would not bring more revenue into the school district, and would likely result in more costs. But she added if the community shows a desire and the right partnerships can be formed with other governments and agencies, anything is possible. Stratton said the community’s reaction will help the board reach decisions on what to do with the properties, but the board still has

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The KLASS of 2012 will be the last

Mainstream misfits got a second chance at Keith Lynn Rosalind Duane

IT’S early Saturday morning as a group of teens shuffle woefully into a school library. Strangers in the beginning, they will forge a tentative bond by the end. Gathered for detention, they are met with a cynical warning from their instructor: “You mess with the bull, you get the horns.” Filmmaker John Hughes’ fictional account of a group of teens spending Saturday detention together in the movie The Breakfast Club is meant to spotlight some common high school shortcomings and challenge stereotypes. Although it’s a comedy, the movie takes a serious turn when tales of emotional abuse, anxiety and bullying come to light. The movie reminds that, at least for some students, high school is not a pleasant flurry of spelling bees, prom dresses and glee club. For some it’s a significant NEWS photo Cindy Goodman struggle. “When I started here, I was SARAH Lacroix (left), Malcolm Cusano and Cooper Heibloem are classmates in their final year at North Vancouver’s Keith Lynn Alternative convinced I would never get Secondary School. The school will close at the end of this term to amalgamate with other alternative programs at a different location. anywhere in life, that I should information meeting about the new program drew more than 100 anxiety-provoking and difficult.” just quit while I was ahead,” In addition to the annual year-end picnic for students, the school people, many of whom were critical of the move and voiced concerns says 17-year-old Cooper Heibloem of starting at her new school. Despite her challenges, Heibloem didn’t quit, and this spring will be hosting an evening celebration with a slide show, art and about increased traffic and lack of public consultation about the change in location. Some expressed concern about the students of she will join her classmates for their spring convocation. Similar photos for all current and former staff. Henderson says this year’s events will be more special since they alternate programs attending school in their neighbourhood noting to events at schools across the North Shore, the annual assembly will celebrate student achievement and recognize those who are will be the last, but she wants students and staff to celebrate with a they might be a threat to area safety, property values or nearby elementary school students. graduating. This year will be more meaningful, however, because positive message: “Let’s honour what was.” It is a reputation that reaches back to the very beginning of the In November 2011, the North Vancouver school district voted after nearly 39 years in the community Keith Lynn Alternative to consolidate the KLASS program with other alternative school KLASS program and sticks with it today, despite what Henderson Secondary School (KLASS) is closing. “Keith Lynn has done so much to prepare me for my next step: programs, and move the new program to the former site of Balmoral agrees is a changed student demographic. The history of KLASS starts in 1974, when an earlier version of the returning to a mainstream school,” explains Heibloem in an email. junior secondary, which closed in 2009. The Balmoral building “The support from the teachers gave me the hope and motivation currently serves as a temporary home to Carson Graham students program was formed in collaboration with the ministry responsible I needed and I am so grateful for all their help. If it hadn’t been for displaced by that school’s renovation. The new alternate program, for social services and youth probation services to address a large set to start up in fall 2012, will consolidate the previously separate number of secondary students who had dropped out of school. The this program, I probably would have dropped out of school.” While current principal Michele Henderson admits some programs at KLASS, Therapeutic Day Program, Key Program, and first year of the program, called PASS (Project Alternate Secondary students are upset by the closure, it’s not all doom-and-gloom at the Youth Learning Program, as well as adult basic education classes. School), enrolled 24 students who had been out of the mainstream Details of the new program, including staff numbers and program school system for a number of years. Many were already known the school these days. “The biggest gift that we can give the kids is resiliency,” says philosophy, are still to be determined, but Henderson is sure about to the criminal justice system, and it was through a probation officer that Henderson came to the school. At the time, she was a Henderson. “What’s most important is that whatever it is that life one thing: the current incarnation of the KLASS program is done. Henderson says staff and students are anxious about the throws at them, they’ll be able to navigate it, so this is just another example of helping them navigate something that is going to be change, and it seems they’re not the only ones. In January, a public See School page 9

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North Shore News scoops 9 awards Martin Millerchip

THE North Shore News has won a total of nine awards in provincial and national community newspaper competitions — including a national award for Outstanding Community Service. The News was also a blue-ribbon finalist as best all-round newspaper in Canada. “I am so proud we continue to be recognized by our peers for excellence in the newspaper business,” said publisher Doug Foot. “The awards speak to the dedication and professionalism of our entire team.” James Weldon took gold for best environmental writing at the 2012 B.C. and Yukon Community Newspaper Awards — otherwise known as the Ma Murray Awards. Cindy Goodman won gold for best sports photo, edging fellow North Shore News photographer Mike Wakefield, who captured silver. Manisha Krishnan earned gold for outdoor recreation writing. Trixi Agrios snagged gold for putting together the top classified section. Vicki Magnison and Deana Lancaster walked away with silver in the special publication category. At the Canadian Community Newspaper Awards, the News won the Outstanding Community Service for the support it gave to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s fundraising campaign for a new mental health centre. Editor Martin Millerchip won third for best feature story among newspapers with a circulation greater than 12,500. The News also took third place in the Best Holiday Edition category.

Paper plea pays off as playhouse returned James Weldon

TWO North Vancouver boys who lost a playhouse in an apparent mix-up with a passerby have got their treasured toy back thanks to their plea in Friday’s North Shore News. Taylor and Trevor Snell, five and seven years old, were thunderstruck Monday morning when they got up to find their Little Tykes Playhouse gone from the front yard of their St. James Road home. The youngsters had only recently moved the mini log house from the back of their family’s property to the front in order to set up a “snack shack” from which to sell homemade cookies for a children’s charity. Someone had apparently stopped by the previous afternoon and loaded the unattended house into a truck, thinking it was out front as a giveaway. The boys’ mother, Cari, seeing the boys’ distress and unable to replace the pricey toy, contacted the News to put out a plea for its return. Shortly after the story’s publication, her efforts paid off. “A woman this morning knocked on my door and said a friend had told her about the story . . . and that she should talk to me,” said Cari. “She had taken the house assuming it was free for the taking.” The toy would be returned later that day. There were apparently no hard feelings. “I’m ecstatic,” she said. “I can’t wait to tell the boys.”

Parents, volunteers step up From page 1 which suspended other strike action for six months and imposed tight restrictions on bargaining. Community coaches and parent volunteers have stepped up to fill the void for many teams, but sports such as mountain biking, golf and track and field that are driven mainly by teachers have not been able to get their seasons going as planned.

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Lucas Centre future concerns

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a mandate to serve its students. “As for the feedback we get, we have to balance that with what our needs are as well. It’s a balanced approach,” she said. Stratton noted that most attendees did not have schoolaged children who would benefit from more revenue in the system. Ron Polly, leader of the citizens group North Van City Voices, said his group strongly opposes selling any of the properties on the philosophical grounds that the properties should remain in the public trust. Like others at the open house, Polly said the potential sale of the lands would be a bad decision over the long term. “Density on the North Shore is increasing and to get rid of these large parcels of land for short-term gain is a huge mistake,” he said, adding that the district would be “cannibalizing itself” until it has no valuable assets left when it needs them. “What are they going to do then?” he asked. “But if they lease these lands out, they have NEWS photo Paul McGrath continued income and they have assets growing.” NORTH Vancouver school trustee Christie Sacré speaks with attendees at a North A consultant’s report Vancouver Board of Education public open house held at Ridgeway elementary concludes none of the schools Wednesday. Members of the public were invited to discuss options for 11 properties will be needed over the long that are no longer required for school use. term. Others lamented the potential loss of the property’s sports Polly said he doesn’t expect the community will be able to convince school trustees not to sell the properties, calling the board fields, a commodity in short supply on the North Shore. The land is currently zoned for public use and assembly, while “developer-driven.” “I don’t think we have much of a chance of persuading the the official community plan calls for low-density, single-family school board, honestly,” he said. “When the North Van school homes and parkland in the surrounding area. There are no current estimates as to how much the 11 properties district identifies community need by the value of the property, would be worth if sold at market value, according to district staff. there’s something wrong there.” Polly said the decisions on what to do with the land should be Fromme, Maplewood, and Westover are all currently leased out made across the communities and local governments of the entire long term for around $325,000 per year. The district will continue to take comments on the land North Shore, rather than just school trustees. Lucas Centre, one of the largest and most valuable properties, management plan online at The district will make a presentation and collect more feedback drew the most attention. Neighbours of the 5.05-hecatre property are adamant that local streets could not handle traffic from more at a meeting at the Lucas Centre gym on May 29. The final report on the community consultation is expected in development, especially multi-family condos. “We don’t want increased residential because of the limited early June. access to get at the area,” said Annette Kaufman. Kaufman said her neighbours all along 21st Street agree.

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recent move by ICBC to seek essential services designation for the first time highlights a creeping trend in public sector bargaining: the equating of services that are convenient, important and necessary to the functioning of society over the long-term with those that are essential or critical to us over the shortterm. What’s essential is in the eye of the beholder. There was a time not too long ago when “essential service” meant just that — usually involving life and death. You could count on the fingers of one hand who that might apply to — hospital staff, police and firefighters. But as government coffers got squeezed, the definition of essential grew. These days, “essential” includes activities that are not just life or

you said it “. . . the price has gone down dramatically because of how exceptional the organized crime groups have been at distributing the drug and the potency has gone up exceptionally. Simply put, the war on drugs has not achieved its stated objectives.” Dr. Evan Wood details the failures of marijuana prohibition in a presentation to the City of North Vancouver council (from an April 27 news story). ••• “This is work for decades. It’s like winning the 2010 Olympics every two years.” Jonathan Whitworth, CEO of Seaspan, discusses the implications of its $8-billion federal shipbuilding contract (from an April 25 news story). ••• “I’m just not sure how our 26 constables who respond to 7,000 animal cruelty complaints already each year, all paid by donors, are going to be able to enforce this beyond what we do already.” B.C. S.P.C.A. general manager Marcie Moriarty says tougher rules regulating dog and cat breeding in North Vancouver MLA Jane Thornthwaite’s new bill will be hard to enforce without more funding (from an April 25 news story).

death, but those the public would find annoying or inconvenient to lose, those that would cost money or generally result in anyone being ticked off for more than a couple of days. Once they’re deemed essential — or there’s even a request to consider that — workers have little ability to apply any pressure. Usually the government is happy to legislate a settlement — as postal workers, airline pilots, and teachers have all discovered. Nobody likes to be inconvenienced. But our race to the bottom is surely hastened when filing an insurance claim, getting a report card or being able to travel at spring break is deemed equally critical as emergency surgery. When everything is essential it erodes important workers’ rights with an unnecessarily heavy hammer — and cheapens the definition of that word.


Seaspan, Harbourside benefits questioned

Dear Editor: I attended the April 23 council meeting at which Seaspan gave its presentation and, quite frankly, a I cannot see how this project is going to help the people of North Vancouver for the following reasons: ■ The spokesman said that the people who live in North Vancouver and knew the shipbuilding industries are now retired. So where are the workers going to come from? ■ He also said that the government was going to start focusing on training young people in the shipbuilding industry. Can he tell us when and where this training will take place? ■ When the spokesman asked the price of housing in the city, the mayor said at least $600,000 for a condo, to which the spokesman replied, “Our workers won’t be earning enough to live here.” ■ He also was very vague about how building materials

would get to the North Shore, nor would he say where all these supplies are coming from, although he did mention trucks, trains or even helicopters. Can one even imagine the noise, pollution and traffic congestion once this project gets started, and yet council will most definitely approve a nine-storey building and a hotel to be built on the adjacent lot. It is so absurd that the buyers of these properties will have to sign an agreement to not complain about the noise. Now let’s look at this stupid proposed residential complex and maybe council can answer the following questions: ■ What are the plans for all the additional traffic in this area, what with around 2,000 people living there, the employees for the auto mall, and all the trucks coming in with supplies for the shipyard? ■ Where are at least 1,000 shipbuilders going to live and how will they get to work?

■ What arrangements have you made with transit for the additional number of people coming and going from the Harbourside development, and workers? ■ What guarantee will you give the public that they can still enjoy the waterfront area, especially seniors who enjoy the flat walkways and those of us with dogs? ■ What again are the benefits for the people who live in the City of North Vancouver? I believe the democratic process has been leaving this community, this province and this country for a long time, and I doubt for one minute that the majority on council will even consider any opposing views for the development at Harbourside. Perhaps it is time that we demand our communities be built by Canadians for Canadians earning Canadian dollars. Sue Cook North Vancouver

Increased tanker traffic has negative side-effects

Dear Editor: The Tsleil-Waututh Nation and Burnaby and City of Vancouver mayors are right to be concerned over the Kinder-Morgan pipeline project. There will be a significant increase of risk for a devastating oil spill in Burrard Inlet, but the increased tanker traffic will also produce daily effects on residents: ■ The multiple tankers lined up for loading will be parked off Ambleside or near Cates Park. Tankers create


noise and air pollution that will be felt by residents. ■ Our beaches will be affected by increased litter, sewage and bilge water from the 300 plus tankers. ■ Current tanker traffic passing by Maplewood Flats Conservation Area already disturbs foraging birds. ■ The twice-daily wake from oil tankers and the three-tugboat escort will degrade the function of the sanctuary for migrating birds. ■ Dredging the shallows off Maplewood Flats will

reduce wildlife habitat. ■ Recreational boat traffic will be blocked twice a day at Lions Gate and Second Narrows Bridges to allow for tanker passage. Residents of the Tsleil-Waututh Nation, the Squamish Nation and the three North Shore municipalities will feel only adverse effects from the pipeline and raw bitumen export project. Chloe Hartley, North Vancouver





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Dream police come to me in bed

TALK about your control freaks. A new application for mobile devices is set to help you “script” your dreams.

That’s right, no more sloppy, free-range subconscious for you. It seems that “sleep technology” — and who knew there was any? — has advanced to the point where you can tell your brain where to go and how to get there even when you’re face down, drooling onto your orthopedic pillow. This is all according to a trend report I receive online and usually ignore because I’m a fusty old bag who really doesn’t care whether orange is in, wedge soles have trampled ballet shoes and quinoa is so five minutes ago. Sometimes, though, I need a metaphorical balloon to pop with my magical typing forefinger and this week, it’s people who can’t let anything alone. You want to control your dreams, you say? In the name of God, why? I won’t look for answers from the app called Yumemiru, which apparently translates to “see the dream.” According to my trend report, which calls itself Cassandra Daily, “Users run the app in their phone’s background, where it plays sounds programmed to trigger the specified illusion.” The effect is sort-of like

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Kate Zimmerman what lazy people like me did in high school when we read our lecture notes into a tape recorder and played the tape back as we drifted off the night before an exam, in the vain hope that the essential rules of French grammar would stick. With Yumemiru, before you slip away to dreamland you simply “script the images (you’d) like to see while sleeping, from among eight different fantasy scenarios . . . designed to stimulate the astral plane.” These include flying, romance, and “becoming rich.” I was, quite frankly, appalled when I read that. Do people honestly dream about getting rich? In my own dreams, I’m always too busy trying to find a pair of pants. If you buy into dream control, you’re definitely the trusting sort. The creator of the Yumemiru is a Japanese advertising firm called Hakuhodo, “so don’t be surprised if you awaken

yearning to buy something random,” burbles Cassandra Daily. To my mind, if you’re willing to cede command of your dreams to an advertising agency, you haven’t immersed yourself sufficiently in TV’s Mad Men or listened to enough of Terry O’Reilly’s fantastic CBC radio series Under the Influence. Talk about making a pact with the devil; this is handing over your psyche, lock, stock and barrel. But these Japanese advertisers aren’t the only ones promising to sculpt your nocturnal adventures. A British psychologist called Richard Wiseman has developed seductive soundscapes for Apple’s mobile operating system iOS in an app called Dream: ON. Its 20 scenarios include Space Shuttle, Wild West and A Trip to Tokyo. (Japan again. Hmm.) Downloading this app is, suspiciously, free. I smell a quick and easy route to mass thought control, but then, I’m not a joiner. Says Cassandra Daily, “the hope is that this unique dream database will ultimately provide valuable research for helping sufferers of depression.” I know that when I’m depressed, it’s

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my most fervent desire to find myself roping steers and shooting cowboys — or vice versa — whenever I’m not singing “Don’t Stop Believin’” over slabs of raw eel in a Tokyo karaoke bar. But this isn’t even the sum total of the mind manipulation on offer. Simply visit the iTunes store to find an app called Sigmund that was designed by Harvard PhD student Daniel Nadler. During a sleep study for the Mind/ Brain/Behaviour Interfaculty Initiative (no alarm bells there), Nadler found that he could direct 40 per cent of the dreams of participants by staging readings during their REM cycles. You can do it yourself using Sigmund, which provides you with 1,000 keywords from which to create your own “dream story” that will be read aloud to you while you’re dormant. “If the app proves a hit, ‘event dreaming’ could become the next hot form of entertainment,” gushes the relentlessly upbeat Cassandra Daily. In the interest of leaving pretty much nothing to chance, another application devoted to “life-tracking” promises to turn your


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DNV debuts draft of a 20-year parks plan It could cost as much as $30M to implement over next 20 years

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THE District of North Vancouver unveiled a 20-year draft parks plan at an April 17 council workshop, although one councillor expressed fear that the plan will never be more than a plan. “Over the last 20 years we’ve seen a lot of studies come forward,” said Coun. Alan Nixon. “And then nothing tangible, or not a lot tangible, comes forward.” “We all embrace the concept of parks . . . but when it comes right down to it, it’s been given the short shrift, financially,” he said. The plan calls for an expansion of Belle Isle Park, a new neighbourhood park north of Maplewood school, a revitalization of Maplewood Farm, and two new artificial turf fields to be located somewhere on the North Shore. While Coun. Lisa Muri approved of the plan, she said the

district needed to take a different approach to managing its parks. “Are we looking after what we have now?” she asked. “And we’re not really.” Her point was echoed by Coun. Mike Little. “We have a lot of old, derelict pocket parks that haven’t seen a shovel in 25, 30 years,” Little said. Implementing the draft plan is projected to cost as much as $30 million over the next 20 years. The plan calls on the district to pay for 30 per cent of costs, with the remaining funds coming from grants, developers and other levels of government. New parks could also be more evenly distributed across the district than what the plan calls for, according to Muri. “There are no areas to go north of Mount Seymour Parkway for little kids,” she said. “The people that live here now will be taking the impacts of these developments,” Muri said, referring to the anticipated growth at Lynn Valley Centre, Lower Lynn Centre, Lower Capilano Centre, and Maplewood Centre. The district should also find a way to allow residents to store canoes and kayaks near the waterfront, according to Muri. Her comments about the burden of development were echoed by Nixon. While a few councillors acknowledged the difficulty in

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childcare worker at a group home in Vancouver. A probation officer working with one of the youths at the home also had clients attending the new PASS program, and introduced Henderson to the school. After completing a diploma in learning disabilities and behaviour disorders, Henderson joined the school as an English teacher around 1976. The school had just relocated from North Star Annex to the current site on Shavington Street. At the age of 22, Henderson was teaching students 17 and 18 years old. Students with behavioural issues, many of whom had dropped out of school, formed much of the initial student body. However, the program started to attract a younger population when it became more well-known among school counsellors and other administrators who were interested in the unique environment and individualized program for students still in school who were slipping through the cracks of mainstream programs. The student population at KLASS would come to include those who weren’t getting their needs met or who needed more intervention; students who were withdrawn, depressed, or anxious; or those whose home situations were so dysfunctional they couldn’t cope with school. Henderson says the spectrum of students stretched to include those who weren’t successful in school due to issues basically unrelated to behaviour but manifest in poor attendance and lack of engagement. “In the beginning schools were reluctant to give up their students,” says Rae Shidlo, a former counsellor and teacher at KLASS for nine years. Now retired, Shidlo says initially the school dealt

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the school and if it would be a good fit for their child before enrolling. Some expressed concern about KLASS’s reputation for having “gangsters and druggies.” Shidlo would reply to their enquiries: “Sure they’re there, but they’re also at the regular school.”

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delightful to work with because they were like sponges, they were soaking it up because they were accepted. Not tolerated, accepted.” The philosophy behind the alternate learning program at KLASS was to provide the students with a chance to succeed. “Generally the kids felt like they were failures at school,” explains Shidlo. “Our attempt was to change that attitude, because if you feel like you are a success, or not a failure at least, well you’re going to go on to do great things.” Rather than focusing on negative behaviour, the school endeavoured to highlight positive behaviour and hard work, and provide different pathwaysthroughthetraditional high school curriculum. A flexible schedule at KLASS allowed students a longer timeline to complete courses if required, and curriculum was sometimes adapted or modified depending on a student’s needs. “We teach in many, many different ways,” explains Henderson. Those ways may include a combined auditory, written and guided practice approach rather than a standard stand-anddeliver approach, which might not be effective for a student with auditory processing challenges, for example. It’s a varied and unique approach to educational challenges that may seem beyond the scope of a teacher’s regular job description, but Henderson says she likes the part of the job that helps her make a difference in individual lives. “It’s sort of like a calling,” she says. “It’s the kind of school that a lot of staff just stay for a really long time.” In recent years, KLASS maintained a regular enrolment of about 130 students who worked in classes of about 12, with one teacher and at least one aide per class. Shidlo says the majority of students at KLASS did well in her time at the school, but, like any high school, some didn’t. For some students, it didn’t matter how much the school did for them, there were a lot of other factors involved. Those other factors may have included alcohol or drug addiction combined with negative community or friend associations, or dysfunctional home environments. In general, the goal of the KLASS program was to prepare students to return to a mainstream high school program, usually after Grade 10. A small group graduated Grade 12 at KLASS, and some entered a work-experience program. “A lot of these kids have gone on to university; they have jobs, they are responsible citizens,” says Shidlo, who remains in contact with many former staff and students from the school. “The connections you made, last,” she says. “I think part of the success that happened for the Keith Lynn kids was that they were in their own building, it was their See It’s page 11

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NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

STUDENTS Sabrina Lalonde (left), 15, Liz Laboucan, 16, Shiraya Hamm, 17, and Aleisha Burke, 17, gather in front of a wall of artwork produced by Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School students. The classmates are spending their final semester together as the school is set to close at the end of the current school year.

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own spot. If they had disruptive behaviours it didn’t bother anybody else. It was part of the program, so then they weren’t ostracized or told to be quiet because they were upsetting another classroom,” she says. “The school was their home, and I can’t see another place offering all of that.” Henderson says there was indication that there would be changes in alternate education on the North Shore about three years ago when the school district experienced a reduction in funds. Public forums and gatherings were held to discuss the budget cuts. It was the beginning of a process that later included meetings with the school district and members of the various alternate programs and their PAC groups to discuss possible consolidation, cohabitation or maintenance of stand-alone programs. In the end, it was decided to consolidate the North Shore’s alternate secondary programs in order to reduce costs associated with administering separate programs. Although Henderson would describe the current mood of the KLASS staff as “sad” about the change, the focus now is on the students. Rather than adding to their stress and making the

transition more difficult, Henderson says they are holding steadfast to the school philosophy to try to view any kind of crisis or difficulty as an opportunity to learn. “I think this is just one more hurdle that we need to view as an opportunity to help kids believe in themselves and that they’re going to be successful and that they can do it,” she says. It’s a message current KLASS student Sarah Lacroix, 17, appears to have taken to heart. “Keith Lynn has helped in many ways to prepare me for my next step. It has brought me from a place where I thought I couldn’t do anything, to now where I know I can accomplish anything I put my mind to. Today I am prepared to go back to mainstream school, and to continue on with my life with a brighter outlook on things coming my way.” The end of the school term in June will mark the end of an era for KLASS students and staff, and Schidlo has a final parting message for those students who are moving on and for those who are still struggling: “Don’t give up. Every inch of you is worth gold.” The KLASS student celebration is scheduled for Sunday, June 24, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. For more information contact jmacdonald@nvsd44.bc.

















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Sonia Kottmeier and Carolina Ponte Representatives of Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver held their annual awards ceremony at Cheers Restaurant April 17. Signature Soroptimist awards recognizing North Shore women were given out and guest speaker Margaret Harman, program director of North Shore Crisis Services Society, discussed Sage Transition House and the society’s work to promote secure environments for women and children. The Soroptimists continually welcome new members, visit for more information.

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THE Millerd family, Don (left), Jenn, Mary, Lisa, Margot and Ali (front), plan to walk the BMO Vancouver Half Marathon Sunday, May 6 to raise funds for the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society of Canada through Team in Training.


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health notes The Game of Life: Commonwealth Games Canada will host a five-/10-kilometre run/walk through Stanley Park (beginning at Lumberman’s Arch) Sunday, April 29 at 8 a.m. Fee: $50/$40/$25. Registration: All proceeds go towards International Development through Sport Programs in Commonwealth countries. Info: www. North Shore Scotiabank MS Walk: A two-km short route and a five-km long route will lead walkers on a scenic tour of the North Shore’s water-

lecturer in the school of social work at the University of Washington, she’s written a number of books, including Counting on Kindness: The Dilemmas of Dependency and Taking Care of Aging Family Members, and is continually called upon throughout North America to give presentations. “This is a tremendously important segment of society who tend to just keep soldiering on without getting any help and it threatens their heath and wellbeing,” she says. front, starting and finishing in Ambleside Park, West Vancouver, Sunday, April 29. Checkin time will be 8 a.m. and the walk will start at 10 a.m. Back at the finish area there will be snacks, refreshments, music and family-friendly activities. Wheelchairs, scooters and strollers welcome. Info: www.mssociety. ca/mswalk. West Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club Opening Day: Community members of all ages are encouraged to try lawn bowling and consider becoming a member, Sunday, April 29 at 1 p.m. at the club, located at 650-20th St., West Vancouver. Refreshments offered, as well as games and prizes. Free. Info:

Lustbader will share her unique perspective in a free, interactive workshop presented by North Shore Community Resources Society’s Family Caregiver Support, timed with B.C. Family Caregiver Week, Saturday, May 5 at the Seymour Golf and Country Club in North Vancouver. Entitled Heart and Soul of Caregiving: The Challenges and Joys, both caregivers and health care providers are encouraged to attend. “It’s a chance not only to get information about how to take care of oneself and make life better for the giver and receiver of care, but it’s also a chance to meet with other people who are in the same situation,” says Lustbader. It’s amazing how helpful it can be to talk to someone who shares the experience of caregiving. “I always say, ‘No one understands like a fellow caregiver,’” says Lustbader. Caregivers can at times feel isolated, from their friendship community even, if members

lack caregiving experience. “But the minute you get into the presence of someone who has been a caregiver or is a caregiver, there’s instant understanding and rapport,” she says. Lustbader hopes the workshop does some positive work at both disseminating useful information, as well as creating a community of understanding amongst participants. Caregivers of all walks of life and situations are encouraged to attend. “To take care of yourself is to take care of the person who depends on you,” says Lustbader. “Similarly to neglect oneself is to really undermine exactly what you’re hoping to do, which is to support someone. Self-care for the caregiver and a decent life for the person who depends on that person are intimately related. That’s what this conference is focused on: How can you increase your sense of well-being and renew yourself so that you have the strength and capacity to keep supporting this person who needs you.”

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A Nine-Step Creation Process — Making Positive Statements: Learn about important affirmative life tools Wednesday, May 2, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-987-6959 or

Better Breathers: An education and support group for individuals with chronic lung diseases, and their family members and friends. The group meets the first Friday of each month, 1-3 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. At the May 4 meeting there will be a presentation on health recovery through tai chi with an introductory session. Free. Info and registration: Rosemary, 604-904-6200, ext. 4150 or rosemary.smith@vch. ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to

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Duo to cross Canada to fight prostate cancer

WV students plan to cycle 160 km a day in Gear West fundraiser Erin McPhee

ON May 2, two University of Western Ontario students will have written their final exam and will begin a journey home to their native West Vancouver for summer break. While hopping a plane is the obvious means of returning to the North Shore, the intrepid first-year business students Willy Konantz and Taylor Scholz (longtime best friends and Collingwood School grads) have something else in mind. Inspired by Willy’s father Don’s March 2011 diagnosis with prostate cancer, the duo have created Gear West: Our Ride For Men, a fund- and awareness-raising initiative seeing them hop aboard bicycles and travel an average of 160 kilometres per day, six days a week (totaling more than 4,600 kilometres) for about a month, from their university town to their North Shore home. Through their efforts, they hope to raise $50,000 for the Vancouver Prostate Centre, which is focused on improving longevity and quality of life for prostate cancer patients. The cancer facility operates a patient clinic and conducts research. Willy is pleased with the opportunity to do something for Don, 49. “When he got diagnosed with prostate cancer, there was nothing that I could really do,” says Willy, 19. “I’m not a doctor, I don’t have any capabilities except for comforting him and raising his spirits. So when Taylor and I thought of this it was kind of the best thing because I could actually do something for him and make him proud. This is the best way to raise his spirits I believe, so it means a lot to me. . . . He says he’s very, very proud.” Willy and Taylor came up with the idea while biking to a party in West Vancouver near the end of their Grade 12 year. Don’s recent diagnosis was weighing heavily on their minds and they were discussing fellow Collingwood grad, Riley Senft, a friend of Willy and his family’s, who ran across Canada in 2011 as part of a fundraiser entitled Step Into Action. Senft raised more than half a million dollars for the Vancouver Prostate Centre. “I said to Willy, ‘Wouldn’t it be cool if we did something like that for a cause?” says Taylor, 19. They initially thought they’d put together a small ride somewhere in B.C. “Then it just started growing,” says Taylor. “We got a lot of support and a lot of followers and we started realizing it was going to be a pretty big event.” Like Willy, Taylor is happy to be able to do something in Don’s honour as he’s known the Konantz family for as long as he can remember. “They’re obviously going through a tough time,” he says. “It was really hard for all of them, but they’re an amazing family, they’ve (dealt) with it so well. Don’s such an inspirational guy,

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AFTER best friends Willy Konantz (left) and Taylor Scholz write their final exam at the University of Western Ontario, they plan to cycle home to the North Shore as part of Gear West: Our Ride For Men. Inspired by Willy’s father’s recent prostate cancer diagnosis, they hope to raise $50,000 for the Vancouver Prostate Centre. he was always so happy and just being so honest with how he was feeling and what he was going through. It’s really tough to see a man that healthy, that young, go through something so tough.” While the pair are accomplished athletes — both played for Collingwood’s provincial championship rugby team, Willy competed in ski racing and Taylor is an avid basketball and soccer player — they have little road biking experience. To prepare, they’ve been undergoing training, both on the road and spinning in the gym, and are feeling pretty confident about how they’ll fare. Their friends Mikhail Zalesky, a fellow Collingwood grad, and Yongku Jung, who graduated from Sentinel secondary, will travel

behind them in a support car. On May 2, Willy’s parents — Don, who’s continuing to undergo treatment for his cancer, and mom Catherine — will join them for the first leg of their cycle, from London to Toronto. West Coast residents are encouraged to join the Gear West riders for the final leg of their journey, from Abbotsford to Dundarave in West Vancouver, an approximately 70-km stint, June 6. For more information on Gear West: Our Ride For Men, to make a donation or join the final leg, visit For more information on the Vancouver Prostate Centre, visit

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NV teenager brings local families together

■ Kilometres for Kids: A five-kilometre family walk, Saturday, May 5 at the Ambleside Youth Centre, 1018 Marine Dr., West Vancouver, 10 a.m.-1 p.m. Cost: $15 person/$25 for two people. Proceeds to B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation.

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WHEN it comes to inspiring North Shore youth to take action, one local teen is unstoppable. For the last three years, Julia Tikhonova, a Grade 11 student at Collingwood School, has rallied her peers to unite and raise funds and awareness for one cause after another. This year, she’s focused on families and is presenting Kilometres for Kids, a five-kilometre family walk starting at the Ambleside Youth Centre in West Vancouver on Saturday, May 5, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Funds raised from the event will support the dermatology and otolaryngology divisions of the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation. The main aim of the walk is to bring families together. “The family bond is really important to me,” says Tikhonova, 16. “It’s really nice to see families come together in the community to raise funds for these really important issues for the next generation.” The walk, which will be followed by a barbecue, is being held during B.C. Youth Week. In 2011, Tikhonova organized a similar event, entitled the Be Real Walk, in support of North Vancouver’s Be Real Eating Disorders

Clinic, which offers community-based assessment and ongoing treatment for youth with disordered eating and eating disorders. The event raised more than $4,000. In 2010, Tikhonova organized a 10-km fundraising run in her former home community, Port Coquitlam, entitled the Fathers’ Run. Held in honour of her grandfather who succumbed to prostate cancer, the event raised more than $3,000 for the Prostate Cancer Foundation B.C.

“I think that we have a lot of opportunities, especially youth, we have so many opportunities to do amazing things, and it’s important to give back.” — Julia Tikhonova Youth activist “I think that we have a lot of opportunities, especially youth, we have so many opportunities to do amazing things, and it’s important to give back,” says Tikhonova. “I feel like I become a better person as I do it, I mature and I become stronger and more confident. . . . And people enjoy it too, which is great. It’s very rewarding.” Tikhonova is grateful for the strong level of support she receives for her efforts, from sponsors to local youth, and of course her own family. “They’re just always there, they’re fantastic,” she says.

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succumbed to a blood cancer. Along with a few extended family members and friends, all six Millerds have committed to walking next weekend’s BMO Vancouver Half Marathon, Sunday, May 6, in hopes of raising $30,000 for the Leukemia and Lymphoma

Society of Canada through its fundraising and supportive training program, Team in Training. “We were surprised by cancer,” says Mary, 57, a West Vancouver resident. “Ali was the last member in our family we would think of getting sick.” “It was shocking and it took

a long time to absorb the reality of living with a loved one with a life threatening illness,” she adds. Ali received her diagnosis in May 2011. Feeling fatigued, often finding herself out of breath and suffering numerous bruises, she went to the doctor and was immediately sent for a blood test.

“I went one morning and by that night they had called me in for a blood transfusion,” she says, adding she was then transferred from Lions Gate Hospital to Vancouver General Hospital, where she remained for the following two and a half months. Ali underwent a few rounds of chemotherapy and then a stem cell transplant in August 2011. “We were lucky that she had a sibling match,” says Lisa, 26, who was her donor. “It was really great to be able to make a physical contribution to (Ali’s) healing,” she adds. While Ali is currently on medication to treat graft versus host disease, which can follow a stem cell transplant and develops when the donor’s immune cells mistakenly attack the patient’s normal cells, her cancer has been in remission since December 2011. Ali’s life is slowly returning to normal. Having just finished her second year at Capilano University when she received her diagnosis, she had been planning to go to the University of British Columbia that fall, which she was forced to put on hold for a year. She’s currently taking an online class and will head to UBC this September. She hopes to complete a bachelor’s degree in psychology

and one day work with children as an educator. Ali has decided to take an advocacy role and has applied to work at the Canadian Cancer Society’s Camp Goodtimes this summer, and will serve as an Honoured Teammate for future Team in Training participants. She is also planning to walk in the North Shore Relay For Life June 9. “Ali’s attitude was amazing; her courage, strength and love carried her through and helped to carry us through,” says Mary. The rest of the Millerds are also interested in giving back. While they’re grateful that Ali is in recovery, they know there’s still a long way to go in terms of available treatment options, says Jenn, 31, who was forced to cancel her wedding last year as Ali was in the hospital and wouldn’t have been able to attend. “We feel so lucky to have benefitted from what other people have done in terms of research and fundraising and things like that and so we just want to give back to the future people and to those types (of blood cancers) that still need a lot more work before they can be cured,” says Jenn. Margot brought up the idea of participating in a Team in Training event, and the family

is currently $6,000 away from its fundraising goal. “We had a lot of people who were just really generous, a lot of family and friends,” says Jenn. “It’s been a really good way for people who care about Ali to show their support,” adds Lisa. Their fundraising efforts will support the search for cures for blood cancers like leukemia, lymphoma and myeloma. While the Millerds have always been a close family, their experiences over the last year have brought them even closer. “There was a real sense of connectedness, as hard as it was,” says Mary. “We talked about important things. We’ve always been pretty open, but I think we’ve become more open and more caring.” To support the Millerd family’s fundraising efforts, visit

For more information on the: LeukemiaandLymphomaSociety of Canada, visit www.llscanada. org; Team in Training, visit; the BMO Vancouver Marathon and Half Marathon, visit www.;Canadian Blood Services, visit www.blood. ca; and, the One Match Stem Cell and Marrow Network, visit

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors

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Canadians to wait longer to collect OAS

PENSIONS are back in the news. Last year there was a debate around what to do with the Canada Pension Plan. This year the focus is on Old Age Security (OAS).

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DR. Art Hister moderates the West Vancouver Community Foundation’s fifth annual seniors health forum, Maintaining Vigour, Vitality and Virility April 3 at Kay Meek Centre. The evening’s panel of experts included Dr. Larry Dian, Dr. Kevin Solomons and Dr. Stacy Elliott.

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Germany, well paired THIS past week, Jeannie Cho Lee blew through town as part of a whirlwind tour to promote Perfect Pairings, a snappy new booklet she’s penned on behalf of the German Wine Institute.

The first Asian Master of Wine (MW) hosted an excellent event at Chinatown’s hip Bao Bei, which turned out to be an ideal spot to explore German wines with Asian cuisine. First off, you couldn’t ask

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for a better spokesperson. Smart, erudite and widely travelled, Cho Lee took us through a number of courses, each served with a pair of wines, in order to discern which might (or might not) pair with specific ingredients. And that’s precisely the point, she explains; even the notion of a “perfect pairing” may not be realistic, especially when it comes to Cantonese and Shanghainese cuisines. In fact, the current practice in Western cultures of applying the “ideal” match for a specific dish is a practice that rarely works with Chinese dining — if ever. The main challenge of matching wines with Asian plates, she says, comes courtesy of the “roving chopstick,” which means (because we’re tasting any number of different ingredients, or small tastes such as pot stickers) that any bite we take most likely doesn’t repeat the one we took before it. There’s not space here to do full justice to her full thesis, that spans contrasting Chinese regional styles, as well as Korean, Japanese, Thai Singaporean and Indian flavours. But here are a few pointers that can help you when pairing wines not only with Asian cuisine but food in general: The more versatile the choice, the better. When the wine can go with 60 or 70 per cent of the meal, it’s quite likely the perfect pairing. “And you can’t go wrong with

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DR. Loosen Sparkling Riesling bridges easily between mild and spicy flavours. Sekt,” she suggests. (Case in point: Dr. Loosen Sparkling Riesling, BCLS $18.99, that bridges easily between mild and spicy flavours.) In food pairing, as always, acidity is key. It cuts through spices as well as fat, and brings a textural element. And not only in white wines. Look to higher acid reds, such as German Pinot Noir, to be an easier match than many typical styles of New World reds. Where possible, seek out aged wines which have had a chance to “mellow,” where the sharpness of the flavours has softened. (Too bad it’s so hard to buy aged wines in this market, she notes.) Schloss Reinharthausen Pinot Noir

2006, BCLS $23.99, is a great match with Bao Bei’s chili and garlic piqued crispy pork belly — and with black bean, curried lotus root. Be cautious of overpowering flavours, or adding too much sweetness, when matching aromatics (such as Gewurz) to spicy plates. Our Bao Bei foray yielded no shortage of good tastes and worthy matches (Kruger Rumpf Pinot Blanc with cold tofu — who knew?), as well as a couple of brilliant reminders as to how some late harvest Rieslings can absolutely sing with spices such as Sichuan peppercorn: Fritz Haag Riesling Auslese (Braunberger

Juffer Sonnenuhr) $37.99. BC Liquor Stores feature German wines, focusing on their suitability for Asian cuisines, throughout May. But here’s the real deal: a free consumer tasting of the eight featured German drops paired with many of the Bao Bei tastes we sampled, at Cambie and 39th Signature BC Liquor Store, May 5, 3 to 6 p.m. Includes Jeannie Cho Lee’s free Perfect Pairings booklet — which just happens to be a remarkably concise and thorough guide — will also be available throughout the promo at all 60 participating stores. Obviously, we highly recommend it.


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MANDARIN Oriental Hotel’s shuttle boat ferries passengers around Bangkok’s waterways. The modest size of the Azamara Quest boutique cruise ship allows it to take a scenic voyage upriver and dock in the centre of Thailand’s capital.

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Saigon River like a sports car — hard to port, then 200 metres later, hard to starboard, for more than 70 kilometres. Then we tied up just a stroll from the Rex Hotel, famous from the Vietnam war for its 5 o’clock follies, as the U.S. military’s news briefings were known. It was 18 years since my first visit, when there were few cars and the way to get around was on a cyclo-rickshaw. Today the city is a bedlam of motorbikes and cars, but I did find a cyclo and enjoyed a memorable, peaceful experience through backstreets to the central market, where a few dollars buys enough cottons to broker into a tidy sum at a Vancouver music gig. American passengers roamed the streets looking for the rooftop from which the last refugees were lifted off by helicopter as Saigon fell. I went to the War Museum which has a guillotine left behind by the French. More than a few passengers had local food at riverside restaurants festooned with fairy lights, some went to the beautifully restored Rex, while one couple checked into the Sofitel for the night. Then Halong Bay, from where passengers went by bus to Hanoi. It was a four-hour drive, but made more than bearable by a banquet and overnight at a posh hotel with Rolls-Royces in the driveway. Not that one as to go far to enjoy Halong Bay. The arrival afforded epic, close-up views of the rock formations that have made this waterway deservedly famous, and

CRUISING, once the domain of the newly wed and nearly dead, has had a sea change, as we know. Ships are bigger, and better, and there’s now a vessel for everyone, whether you want to go rock climbing or just sit on the deck and relax. To maximize your enjoyment, you have to choose carefully. Are you a shopper, do you want to see icebergs and penguins, or what about a little adventure? Until recently most cruise ships departed ports at 6 p.m., limiting daytime activities shoreside and eliminating any chance of an evening in an interesting city. Then along came Azamara Club Cruises, which rewrote the rule book, starting with the deck bar. No longer does it close at what is often the best part of the day, but allows for sundowners until, well, the sun goes down. Azamara then introduced overnights in port, three of them on my cruise from Singapore to Hong Kong. What is more, the modest size of the ship, Azamara Quest, at 30,000 tons, enabled it to make a scenic voyage upriver and dock in the center of Bangkok. With two nights at my disposable I could buy hand-made shirts (two pockets for traveling) at Jesse & Victor near the Landmark Hotel, and dine at the world’s best hotel, the Oriental. Similarly at Ho Chi Minh City, Captain Carl Smith stick-handled the Quest up the

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for those who wanted to see more there were excursions by local junks. I was impressed with Azamara’s range of excellent, reasonably priced tours. Azamara has an interesting niche in that it has ships you can consider small (680 passengers) in an era of mega ships, but while little has come to mean costing a lot, cruising on Azamara’s two vessels is relatively affordable. Cabins are comfortable, many have balconies, and there are some attractive public rooms such as a spacious library. The Mosaic coffee bar is a sociable spot,and what’s more the coffee,and cookies, are free. Even better, there is no charge for wine at lunch and dinner. A flourish of the wallet is required, however, for two of the four restaurants on board, but $25 per person is not bad. As someone said, if they were free you’d never be able to get in. Afterwards, entertainment breaks out all over the ship, from song and dance acts in the theatre to a London guitar man called Trevor, whose polished “Mustang Sally” in the snazzy Observation lounge leaves the thought that compared to home these days, a cruise ship is just about the only place you can find live music, and dance, without venturing into a combat zone. Finally, a dawn entry into Hong Kong’s fabulous harbor, always a thrill no matter how many times I do it. And taking a leaf out of Azamara’s book, we would not be rushing away, not as Asia’s most exciting city was in the throes of giving a rousing welcome to the year of the dragon. For more information visit

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CONNOR, Mark and Dylan Ritchie and Lisa Mingo take in the scenery at Lake Taupo, New Zealand.

FIREFIGHTERS Without Borders Canada team members Norm MacLeod, Derek Dickson, Brian Metzak and Michael Emri visit an orphanage while on a training deployment in Asuncion, Paraguay.

JOE and Ruby Saito explore the ruins at Coba, Mexico.

MATTHEW and Megan Dunn get some sunshine in Yarrawonga, Victoria, Australia.

NOLAN Chastko, Shreyas Rai and Emily Chastko enjoy a family holiday on the beach in Puerto Plata, Dominican Republic.

DOREEN Unger checks out the penguin colony on the Falkland Islands.

JIM, Deion, Brett and Pam Drakos visit Stonehenge in Wiltshire, England.

NI and Tony Burrows catch up with the North Shore News in East Kalimantan, Borneo, Indonesia.

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Need to improve your health? Get a dog

I suspect that 20,000 years ago, homo sapiens had no idea how taking in a wayward wolf pup would be the impetus for a love affair between two species that some argue is deeper than one between two people.

from alcohol, drug years ago for us abuse or in need materially driven, of a service dog, stressed-out to reap the health humans of today. benefits of dog There are companionship. countless stories Just sharing your of how dogs have life with them is rescued humans enough. They are from homes on fire, like a big shot burglary and being of an immune lost. There are just boosting multias many of how dogs have rescued Canine Connection vitamin. A study people from Joan Klucha published in the drug and alcohol Journal of Physical abuse by being a Activity & Health nonjudgmental, found that dog owners are 34 per compassionate creature then by cent more likely to get the exercise teaching the value of responsibility they need than non-dog owners are. and self-respect. People who walked their dogs In Martin Kihn’s book Bad Dog: for more than 30 minutes a day A Love Story, Martin tells of how had a remarkable decrease in his Bernese Mountain Hola saved hypertension, cholesterol levels and his life by dragging him out of bed even depression! to get to his AA meetings, stating The study concluded by saying that, “Her intuitiveness is truly they encouraged the participants in amazing.” the study to continue walking dogs You don’t have to be recovering

Which makes me wonder — well, more than wonder actually — it makes me believe that there was a degree of divine intervention and thus foresight involved in the coming together of these particular quadrupeds and bipeds. Dogs have improved the lives of human beings immensely, whether as service dogs for those visually impaired, doing police work, sniffing out cancer or as the personal companion that offers a head for a weary human hand to rest at the end of a long day. Their unconditional love and peaceful understanding in just what the “dogtor” ordered 20,000


because the health improvements were so significant in such a short amount of time. Dogs can even improve the health of women who are pregnant. A recent study from the Waltham Centre for Pet Nutrition and the University of Liverpool found that pregnant women who owned dogs were more likely to maintain a healthy weight during pregnancy and meet their required exercise needs of a minimum of 30 minutes a day when they owned a dog thus assisting in a healthy pregnancy. Women also lost their baby weight faster, when combined with a healthy diet, when they had a dog by doing the low impact activity of daily dog walking for at least 30 minutes a day. Children who live around two or more dogs or cats before their first birthday are less likely to have allergies of any sort, according to a study in the Journal of the American Medical Association. Researchers at Warwick University

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THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK SOCCER Senior girls AA SEYCOVE @ SUTHERLAND April 30, 4 p.m. SOCCER Senior girls AAA HANDSWORTH vs. ARGYLE May 2, 4 p.m. Boulvard Park (Argyle dirt if rainout) LACROSSE West Coast Junior Lacrosse League SURREY vs. NS EAGLES May 3, 8:30 p.m. Harry Jerome arena

Plavsic headed back to Olympic Games Andy Prest

WEST Vancouver’s Zac Plavsic booked his ticket to the London Olympics earlier this month, finishing as the top Canadian at the World Windsurfing Championships in Cadiz, Spain.

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THE Icons, a team from North Vancouver’s Absolute Cheer and Tumbling, show off their high-flying routine at a regional competition. This weekend they’re competing in the Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando, Fla.

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SMILING faces might be mandatory in the world of competitive cheerleading, but it’s not all fun and giggles for troops performing their pressure-packed routines in front of judges with championships on the line. The Icons, an elite all-female team from North Vancouver’s Absolute Cheer and Tumbling, will have their game faces on this weekend as they vie for points and prestige at The Cheerleading Worlds in Orlando, Fla. The 24-member team has just two minutes and 30 seconds to show the world that they belong on the sport’s biggest stage. “It takes a certain kind of person really to do this. . . . The stakes are quite high,”

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said Absolute owner and team head coach Sonja Lucia Bocs on Tuesday, two days before the team departed for Orlando. “You have two minutes and 30 seconds to prove yourself. . . . We’re not like soccer or baseball where you can just throw in somebody else and bench somebody. It literally relies on every single person to execute. It’s very fun, a lot of pressure.” The Icons are competing in the allfemale, international Level 6 division, the only team from British Columbia in that category. Yesterday, after North Shore News deadline, they faced off against five

other teams from Canada hoping to earn one of three berths in today’s international championship. Regardless of how the scores go this weekend, the Icons have put a lot of work into their routine since they began practising it last September. “It’s pretty cool — these kids train like three, four, five times a week just for two minutes and 30 seconds,” said Bocs. The team includes all-star cheerleaders, aged 16-25, from across the Lower Mainland, including two from the North Shore. West Vancouver’s Brooke Senton, a 16-year-old West Van secondary student, is the youngest member of the team while North Vancouver’s Nicole Jenni was added as a very last-minute replacement. “She was an alternate and one of our girls is unable to compete due to illness, so she was called in literally two days ago,” See Season page 35

Plavsic finished 16th overall at the World Championship to earn his second trip to the Olympic Games. In 2008 Plavsic finished 23rd in windsurfing at the Beijing Olympics. This year’s world championships were a blustery affair with high winds wreaking havoc on the schedule and the racers. With winds whipping up to 50 knots, the final two days of races were cancelled, replaced by speed trial sessions. Plavsic raced the speed trials on a borrowed board after winds and high speeds ripped up his sail. “I am happy with qualifying but not happy with my results at the world championships,” said Plavsic in an email to the North Shore News. “This will add to my fuel as I push forward in the coming months.” Plavsic started strongly in the event, finishing fourth in race No. 1, but could not break the top-10 the rest of the way. In race No. 9 Plavsic took a hard fall and finished in 35th spot. Though he placed 16th overall, his ranking for the Games bumps up to 12th because each country is only allowed to send one racer to the Olympics.



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Bear training CHRIS Spencer, staring centre for the Chicago Bears, pushes a weighted sleigh across some unforgiving asphalt as part of a workout with the team at North Vancouver’s Level 10 Fitness. Spencer made a special trip to the North Shore to get into top shape before the NFL season begins.

West Van’s Reinhart brothers coming on strong to finish seasons Andy Prest

WEST Vancouver’s Sam Reinhart helped Canada’s national under-18 men’s hockey team score bronze at the IIHF U18 World Championships held April 12-22 in Brno, Czech Republic.

Reinhart scored a first-period goal in the bronze medal match against Finland in a game that Canada went on to win 5-4 in overtime. Calgary’s Hunter Shinkaruk did most of the damage for the Canadians in the third-place showdown, scoring a hat trick, including the game-winner two minutes and five seconds into the overtime period. The bronze medal ended a three-year medal drought for Canada at the U18 world championships. The United States completed an unbeaten run through the tournament with a convincing 7-0 win over Sweden in the championship final to claim their fourth straight gold medal. Reinhart ended the tournament with two goals and three assists in seven games. The 16year-old finished fourth in rookie scoring in the Western Hockey League for the 2011-12 season, notching 28 goals and 35 assists for 62 points in

67 games for the Kootenay Ice. In other Reinhart-related news, Sam’s older brother Griffin Reinhart leads a trio of North Shore players into the top-30 for North American skaters in NHL Central Scouting’s final rankings heading into the 2012 NHL draft. Griffin, a defenceman for the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings, was ranked 10th on the list, released last week in advance of the draft which will be held June 22-23 in Pittsburgh. North Vancouver’s Colton Sissons also cracked the top-15, coming in ranked 14th amongst North American skaters. The Kelowna Rockets centre is the highest-rated WHL forward on the list. North Vancouver’s Dalton Thrower rounds out the top-ranked trio. The Saskatoon Blades defenceman comes in at No. 26 on the list. Rounding out the Reinhart report, oldest brother Max Reinhart made his pro debut with the Abbotsford Heat April 15 and scored a pair of goals in a 5-4 win over the Toronto Marlies. Max, a 2010 draft pick of the Calgary Flames, joined the Heat after finishing off his final junior season with the Kootenay Ice. Max has since appeared in one Calder Cup playoff game, helping the Heat to a 3-0 sweep of the Milwaukee Admirals in their first-round series. The three Reinhart brothers are the sons of former NHL defenceman Paul Reinhart.

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Season comes down to just one short routine From page 33

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Carson girls 2nd at rugby sevens provincials CARSON Graham’s girls team finished second at the 2012 B.C. Rugby high school provincial sevens championship held April 13-14 at the University of British Columbia’s Thunderbird Stadium. The Eagles opened play on Day 1 with three straight victories, topping Robert Bateman 14-10, Mt. Boucherie 22-12 and Elgin Park 33-5 to finish first place in their pool. On Day 2 Carson Graham scored a 24-0 quarterfinal win over Walnut Grove followed by a tough 15-12 semifinal victory over Cowichan to book a spot in the championship final. The Eagles’ run ended there, however, as Abbotsford Collegiate steamrolled to the title, knocking off Carson 370 in the final. Cup final MVP Lauren Arthur recorded three tries for Abbotsford, who outscored their opponent’s 218-5 in the tournament. The rugby sevens championship expanded to 15 teams this season after only five competed in last year’s tournament. The sport has been added to the Olympic program for 2016. Carson Graham’s rugby girls have now turned their attention to the regular 15a-side game with provincial championships in that sport scheduled for May 24-26 at West Vancouver’s Klahanie Park. — Andy Prest






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BADGER - Geraldine Julia Sept. 27, 1926 - April 19, 2012 Born in Toronto and raised in Winnipeg, Gerry was a graduate of Gordon Bell High School. She married husband, Brian in 1949 and raised three children Rick, Steven (Jeanette) and Jill (Robin). Gerry was one of the original working moms in the early 60’s balancing home, work and family. She worked at the Winnipeg Free Press until moving to Vancouver in 1973 where she worked for National Trust well into retirement. In fact it was joked that someone was going to have to tell her that she must retire. However, in that she never would tell her age, she carried on working right into her 70’s saying “Retire, why would I retire?” Gerry was a true lady with a great sense of style who loved fashion, looking good and having a closet full of shoes. She adored her granddaughters, Rachel, Melissa, Meagan and Caroline and became affectionately known as ‘Gammie’ to the whole family. Gammie made every family occasion special and fun and will be deeply missed by her family, friends and all who knew her. A memorial service will be held at Boal Chapel, Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Monday April 30 at 10 am. In lieu of flowers the family requests donations be made to Canuck Place.




Funeral Services

DIRASSAR - Rosamond Katherine Susan (Brown) October 29, 1925 – April 19, 2012

Susan passed away peacefully with family by her side after an extended struggle with Alzheimer’s. She was predeceased by husband Leon, parents Edward and Rosamond Anketell-Jones, brother Michael, and former husband/ friend Ivan Brown. She will be dearly missed by her children; David (Fe), Michael (Mandi), Christine (Peter), Derek (Leslie), grandchildren; Leslie (Conor), Andrea (Kyle), Malcolm, Jenny, Wes, Amelia, Chelsea, Devon, Nathan, Lucas, Dexter and great grandchildren; Lochlann, Ryder, Emily and Sage. Susan was born in Duncan, B.C., and attended Queen Margaret’s School where she discovered her athletic skills; excelling in field hockey. Shortly after graduating from U of T as a physiotherapist she married Ivan, moved to Vancouver and then settled on the North Shore where they raised their 4 children. Their happiest memories came from their summer holidays on Thetis Island. In 1982 Susan married Leon Dirassar and shared many happy years together travelling to exotic places and enjoying the Gulf Islands. Susan was an avid competitive tennis player and a member of the West Vancouver Tennis Club until she was 75. When not playing tennis, Susan volunteered as a Green Coat Ambassador at YVR. Susan and Leo resided in West Vancouver and spent weekends and summers on Mudge Island, which became their permanent home in 2002. She loved the outdoors, gardening and had an amazing eye for photography, eventually creating beautiful photo cards for every special occasion. Susan spent many hours sharing her love of the island life with her family and many friends; beach combing, touring the islands and watching sunsets. Her greatest pleasure came from her children, grandchildren and great grandchildren. Susan was always a gracious lady and a wonderful hostess with an infectious laugh who loved having conversations with everyone who crossed her path. A Celebration of Life will be held Saturday May 5th 2012 at 1pm at St. Stephen’s Church 855 22nd Street West Vancouver. A reception and tea will follow at the church.

Stewart, James B. (Jim)

After a great struggle to overcome the infections and complications of heart surgeries, Jim passed away in St. Paul’s Hospital on April 23, 2012 at the age of 72. Left to miss Jim greatly are Sandra, his wife of 47 years, sons Ryan (Alisha) and Rod and his cherished granddaughter Jamie Marie. Jim retired in 2004 after 37 years with Bic Inc. He loved all sports, travel, reading and walking. His sense of humour will be his greatest legacy. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. No service by request. A family gathering will be held soon. Always walk beside us Jim.

DUFAUT - Robert Aug. 2, 1925 - April 21, 2012 Dad passed peacefully after a courageous battle with cancer. He was predeceased by his Brother Louis and Sisters Jeanne De La Fontaine and Martha Medlicott. He is survived by his Wife Adina and his Son Rene, and many nieces and nephews, relatives and good friends. He was born in Winnipeg MB and worked as a businessman, later retiring to the West coast, enjoying life. He was a member of Blue Lodges, Scottish Rite and the Shrine - Khartum and Gizeh. He loved Sports, was an avid hunter and Fisherman, was a great provider. He will be missed by all. Thanks to Dr. Bolt, Dr. Finland, and the Doctors of Lions Gate Hospital for believing in the Sanctity of life. God bless the nurses of I.C.U. and Dr. Edmunds, Dr. Rob Scott for their great understanding and guidance. Donations may be made to the Lions Gate Foundation at 231 E. 15th, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7 in memory of Robert Dufaut, or the charity of your Choice. Funeral Service will be held at St. Anthony’s Parish, 2347 Inglewood Ave, West Vancouver, May 1, 2012 at 11 am. To sign book of condolence, please click on


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Lost & Found

REWARD LOST KEYS with remote control on Friday April 20th at 11th & Lonsdale at the Purolater Building, approximately 12:30 pm or 1pm. Please call 604-985-7830

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DARLENE MARION JACOBI Darlene passed away peacefully on Sunday, April 22, 2012 in North Shore Hospice after a courageous 3year battle with liver cancer. She was predeceased by her parents, mother Helen Jacobi (nee Van Dyck) and father Michael Jacobi. Darlene is survived by her beloved family: brother Gary (Lynda), niece Nadine (Mike), nephew Brent (Theresa), great niece Julia, great nephews Cohen, Levi, and Kaleb, cousin Joyce (Duke) Dukeshire, and Aunt Elisabeth Dyck. She would also wish to acknowledge special friends: Dolly Majer, Boni Jacobi, Sandrine Contant, and Arvilla Read and family. Although born in Flin Flon Manitoba – winter at minus 35 degrees! – she was raised in North Vancouver, where her father helped build the “Victory Ships” during WW2. Darlene was an active Christian, who, through the Salvation Army and the United Church of Canada, strived to make people’s lives more just and equitable, particularly for women and children. She was an educator teaching in the public schools of North Vancouver, and later, she took on various leadership positions relevant to education. A tireless political activist, she made a positive contribution by working with others to develop policies on many issues, including: child care, homelessness, and “Child Labour Standards and Enforcement.” Darlene contributed her considerable intelligence, energy, and compassion to helping make Canadian society a generous place for all, including those new to Canada and in need of a helping hand. She often spoke about the gratitude her mother felt to Canada. As a child, her mother and her Dutch Mennonite family were brought to Canada as refugees from Russia after the revolution.

A memorial service will be held at Highlands United Church, North Vancouver, on Wednesday, May 2, at 1:30 pm, Rev. Cheryl Black officiating. Reception to follow. HENNECKER - Melville (Mel)

PORRITT, Winifred Louise Jan 22, 1925 - Apr 19, 2012 Winifred Louise Porritt (Pritchard) passed away peacefully Thursday evening April 19th, in Sequim Washington. April 21st was the 64th anniversary of her marriage, Don and Freddie had many years of happy retirement in Bellingham, in Arizona, travelling the world and golfing. Freddie is lovingly remembered by Don and their daughters Lee Johnston in Victoria and Tracey (Rick Scurfield) in North Vancouver, and her niece Myfanwy (David Jones) and family in Leicester, England. Three grandchildren, Teresa Scurfield (Gary Kelly), Devon Johnston, Mike Scurfield and two great grandchildren, Jordan and Amanda Kelly; Don’s sister Wendy Wiggins, niece Lenore, nephew Paul and their families. Freddie is most remembered as a dedicated nurse including volunteering in Planned Parenthood and geriatric care, an excellent golfer, life-long sewing fan and a truly good friend. Memorial tea in Vancouver will held in the near future.

In lieu of flowers you may wish to make a donation to Greenpeace Canada, The Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, or a charity of your choice.





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General Employment

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



Office Personnel Part-Time

BOOKKEEPER & OFFICE ASSISTANT required for 3 x 1/2 days per week (or equivalent) by financial company in Park Royal area. Email resume to:

HUDSON BAY RailwayCompany(HBR), an OmniTRAX, Inc. managed company, owns and operates over 800 miles of track through Manitoba to the Hudson Bay, is requesting applications for the following positions: Qualified Locomotive Engineers and Railway Conductors Locations: Gillam & The Pas, Manitoba. The positions will fill vacancies for the 2012 grain shipment season to the Port of Churchill which typically runs July through October. Applicants must have the ability to successfully obtain certification through examination and testing in the following: 1.) Canadian Rail Operating Rules Qualification 2.) Fitness to Work Card (Physical, Hearing & Vision Testing) 3.) Level 1 First Aid. Additional details at Send resume to or fax 866-448-9259.

COMMERCIAL Transport Mechanic C/T, HD or Automotive Trade Certification, Motor Vehicle Inspector Certificate. Valid drivers lic. $27 - 30/hr. Group Ins Benefits Min 5 yrs exp. Own tools. FAX: (604) 983-9701 E:


Due to the demand for Mazda’s new SkyActiv vehicles, Morrey Mazda is expanding it’s sales force. The successful applicant will be a confident and excellent communicator and VSA licensed. Training will be provided. High paying commission structure provides opportunities for a generous income.

Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email and they will investigate.

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Special thanks to Dr. Haaf and Dr. Smiljanic, the Lions Gate Hospital Chemo Team, and to the North Shore Hospice for their excellent care.

Born in North Vancouver on May 8, 1921, Mel passed away peacefully on April 8, 2012, at age 90. He will be sadly missed by his family & friends. A memorial service will be held on May 5th 2:00 pm at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, please make donations to the North Shore Rescue Team Society, or the charity of your choice.


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Art & Collectibles


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2011 LUXURY Scooter for sale Mint condition.< 80km. Loads of accessories. Was $4,000, sacrifice for $2400. (604) 990-9924

2 KING size mattress & boxsprings $150 each, solid wood study desk $50, good cond, office chair leather $25, hp colour laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/garden items. 604-922-8141

WOODEN MINI playground $50. Antique pine cupboard $400. Italian pine desk $250. Mexican cupboard $100. Double Ikea sofa bed $50. Black desk chair $40. 604-765-0735 North Van

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Musical Instruments

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Deadline for submission is Wednesday, April 25th, 2012. We thank all applicants for their submissions, however, only those candidates selected for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your résumé on file for future opportunities.


Daycare Centres

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MAPLE TABLE $350, four chairs $235; Garden Harvest dishes, 64 pcs $175. Call: (604) 307-0404


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We are currently seeking a highly energetic, professional, experienced credit and collections expert to join our growing company based in Vancouver. We require an accurate, detail-oriented, quick learning individual capable of working independently as well as within a team environment under a variety of deadlines. Qualifications for this position are: • A minimum of 3 - 5 years of collections experience in a high volume environment • Excellent communication and customer service skills • Proficiency in Microsoft Word and Excel • Ability to multitask under pressure in a fast-paced working environment Responsibilities for this position include: • Credit checking and approval • Ensuring timely collection of outstanding amounts • Negotiating payment terms with customers • Reconciling customers accounts and resolving issues • Processing of adjustments • Processing cash receipts • Customer service related phone calls • Billing – creating, reviewing and finalizing invoices • Other duties as required The hours are Monday to Friday 8:30am - 5:00pm. We are seeking to fill this position as soon as possible. Please send your resume with a cover letter, including salary expectations, in confidence to: attention: Credit Manager.


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My husband’s hearing has deteriorated Q. to the point where he avoids most social activities, but is reluctant to use hearing aids.

Is there someone he can talk to about this? The North Shore Branch of the Canadian Hard of Hearing Association meets on the first Friday of each month from 10:00 to 12:00 at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st Street. Topics covered include dealing with hearing loss, coping strategies, improving hearing environments, new technology and improving relationships. Friends and family are welcome to join participants. For information, call 604-926-5222.


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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals


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

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

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Storage, heat & h/water included. Close to all ammenities. 1 cat ok. Seasonal pool. 604-985-2926 1 BR, $1070, strata, n/s, n/p, heat, h/w, cbl, prkg, North View, Immed, 1 yr lease, 604-801-5880 1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939 1 BR, 2 BR + den, view, avail Now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

365 EAST 2nd Street: 2 BDRM-h/ w, d/w & balcony, bright corner unit in quiet building $1095 incl heat & h/w avail June 1st 604-726-4884

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

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

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

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

Call 604-986-3356

LYNN VALLEY UPDATED 1 BR, hardwood flrs, May 1. $1006. 604-925-8824

LYNN VALLEY updated 3BR, hw flrs, large grd flr patio $1450. 604-925-8824 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR Stes - May 1/May 15 604-988-3828

1 BR $950 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088 Newly Reno’d 1 BR $955/mo, incls heat, hw, cbl, ns np, June 1, min 1 year lease, 604-987-8807

1 BR bright large, Lynn Valley, heat, hw incld, hardwood flrs, $975 np, ns Immed 604-980-9219

NORTH VAN, near all amens, large 1 br apt., Mtn view, $780 incls heat & h/w, suits 1 quiet adult, ns np May 1. 604-294-4502

1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, May 1 refs req’d 604-960-0452 1 BR’s starting@ $900, May 1, Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

1Br, large, May 15th, $900 Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

1 BR, large, $940. nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

2 Br, $1050, Avail May 1. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

2 BR, $1075, avail May 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR, large $1175, June 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

2 BR, large, bright, $1200, avail June 1, hw flrs, heat, howater, storage, N/P, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456 2 BR, south Lonsdale, 2 bath, 12th flr, east facing, water view, cement balcny, f/p, modern kitchen, h/wood flr, l/room, 2 prkg, concierge, fitness, media rm avail $2200 incl. May 1st 604-813-7198 email:

225 W. 3rd St, 604-908-7368 1 BR, 1 bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1250. 2BR+DEN, LUXURIOUS new 2 lvl penthouse, 180°view ocean/ mtn/city,ns np $2400, July 1st. Credit check req 604-992-8664


PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★Bachelor $895 Mtn view ★ Studio $945 Ocean view No pets, 604-988-7379 STUDIO, avail June 1. Move-in allowance. Quiet, clean building. Rent start $900/mo. Incls heat/hot water. NS/NP. 1 yr lease. Cable/ parking extra. 604-985-4272


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mtn view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734 1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment 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, $1150 ns, np, avail now 604-612-4427


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


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 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

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


West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

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 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt BR $975 604-990-2971 weekends 778-238-4798.


1 BR $980. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. call 604-618-8338

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

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Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM & bath, $875 inc utils, shar’d ldry, ns, np, suit 1, Queensbury Keith, May 1 604-986-8443 1 BR + small den, main, great patio, bright, fully reno’d throughout, new furnished/ equipped, inlc’d wd, hydro & cable, priv. entry, np E. 4th, $1200 604-644-8590 or 604-990-0981 A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs. 604-987-2691



★EVERYTHING SITTER★ Home, Pet, Child & Elder care, Criminal record check, excellent rates. Call Manjit 604-803-9714 Will Cat/Dog/Housesit, min 1/mo, ref’s, ret 58yr fem, 922-1118,



1 BR, furn, own bath, Upper Lonsdale, 1 blk to bus, $600 incl TV, internet, phone, w/d, access to kitchen, suits 1, 604-987-2839


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR, central, Upper Lonsdale, prefer woman, shrd kitchen/ldry, $575 incl, ns. Now 604-985-5168 1 BR IN spacious home for n/s female. Furn or unfurn, internet, w/d, $495 incl. 604-329-7449


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM in Edgemont, patio entr, reno’d. heated flrs, w/d, $940 incl utils, N/P, N/S, 604-929-5557 1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607 1 BR & den, g/l fully furnished ste, bright charming space, own w/d, Riverside area, $1350 incl utils, cable & wifi. N/S, small pet ok. Avail May 1, Call 604-360-0517 1 BR garden suite, W. Van, Lower B.P. $825 incl.utils n/s n/p, Available May1/June1 604-922-7345 1 BR spacious bsmt ste, Northlands area, N Van, insuite laundry, cat ok $900. 604-644-9621 1 STUDIO garden lvl priv patio, bright, $950, heritage home, 6 appl, ns np, now 604-603-5528 2 BR, bright, above grd, fp, wd, patio, new reno. Close to bus, 2nd Narrows, Cap U, ns, sm pets ok $1175. 778-999-4397 2 BR bsmt ste, Calverhall, d/w, w/d, gas fp, ns np, incl utils $1150 604-971-3348

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

2 BR bsmt suite, Tempe Heights, new floors, freshly painted, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np, NOW, $1300 + utils 604-340-8178

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

2 BR + den, 1 bath, 1000sf, shared laundry, prkg. Nr shops & all major routes, 1 yr lease reqd NP, NS, $1200 + 40% utils. 209 E 5th St, May 1st. 604-780-9334

QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites


Houses - Rent

180° VIEW home Upper Delbrook 4 BR, 3 bath, ns, pet neg, totally updated $3500 Now 604-551-7685

2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, w/d, d/w, ns, cat ok, $1500 All incl, Suit 2 adults Now 604-725-5832 2 BR garden level, quiet, wd, ns, np, $1100 + utils, incls cbl/net, May 1 or 16, call 604-980-5152 2 BR, newly reno’d cntrl Lonsdale, $1500 incl utils/net/cbl, May 1st, NP, 604 715-2466 2 BR spacious nr Seymour Rvr new stove/dw/patio prkg, ns cat ok $1280 May1st, 604-913-3109

4 BR, 2 bath, upper Lonsdale, hw flrs, view, sundeck & more. $2500/mo, Now, 604-715-2536

DEEPCOVE, 3 BR 2 ba, f/p, h/w flrs, updated, fam room, $2600 604-925-8824 HORSESHOE BAY, lovely 3 bdrm lane house, unfurn, 2 bath, garage, $2500, 604-913-7772

3 BR, 2 bath, upper Delbrook, sep entry, ns, sm pet ok $2150 + 50% utils. May 1. 778-968-4221 A STUDIO suite, in quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, May 1, Reno’d, ns, np, $760 incl utils, 604-988-6818 2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, suit 2, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1175+ utils, 604-987-5800 DEEP COVE cottage 600 sf, priv yrd & entry, suit 1 quiet ns, $900 incl hydro, no wd, 604-929-4513

Horseshore Bay, Seaview, 3BR, 2.5 bath, rec room, $2500/mo, avail Now, ns/np 604-922-2332

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

STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 bdrm, 1 bath, cozy HOUSE on

Clean Sweep?

49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663

W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Details @ Call 604-319-7674


Sell it in the Classifieds!



Suites/Partial Houses

2 BDRM / 2 BATH UPPER LONSDALE Bright 1/2 house, updated, incl. gas fireplace, insuite laundry, private garden patio. No Pets. 1100 SF. June 1. $1,850 all incl. 604-986-9298


Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300


Garage Sale

INDOOR Garage Sale, 3201 Mountain Highway Lynn Valley: Saturday May 5, 9AM - 1PM RAINBOW CORNER DAYCARE Toys, household items, new and used clothing. contact TABLES $20. Rain or Shine.

1BDRM/1BTH Suite. One Bedroom Ground Floor Suite in quiet Blueridge home. Rent includes all utilities except phone. Shared laundry. Non smoking, no pets. Available May 1st. $800 Monthly. Call: (604) 929-1443 Seymour/DeepCove 3 BR upr lvl Executive ste, fabulous kitchen, totally reno’d, 2ba, lg deck, hw flrs, heat tiles, NS/NP, $2500incls utils, May 15, 604 377-4082


Townhouses Rent

2 BR/3BR avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511


Wanted To Rent

Looking for unfurn 3BR, 2baths, main flr or ground lvl, with garden, ns/np, Aug or Sept, pref longterm. Prof couple w/5 yr old daughter, reliable/clean.We treat your house as our own, 604-971-2717

CLUTTER TAKING OVER? Make money on items you no longer need or want. We’ll help you!



GARAGE SALE AD 3 lines in print 1 online ad, 5 photos, many lines Garage Sale Kit

Includes one 3 line guaranteed classified ad for items you didn’t sell!

We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630.3300


A40 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 29, 2012




Condos/ Townhouses




Condos/ Townhouses


1 BDRM Condo in Chwk, 780sf, 55+ bldg, $88,000. (furnished) 604-219-8485 or 604-583-2510

Are you looking to make a move this year?

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619

for a free Market Analysis on your home + Receive a free Report outlining 5 things to do before you sell your home! 778-896-0619



NANAIMO BUSINESSES For Sale. Candy store with great volume $149,900; Bagel shop kitchen equipment $75,000; Other businesses too; 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group;


North Vancouver

Houses - Sale


SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. Open Sat May 5th 2 - 4pm C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/ Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865 In Desirable North Vancouver. Paul: 604-789-4924

OPEN SUN 2-4. 1706 612 5th Ave. Incredible views! 1086 sf. 1.5 baths. 1 BR + den. $299,000. Brian Erhardt, Royal LePage Coronation West, 604-649-4382.

North Vancouver

SUN APRIL 29th, 1-5pm #102-216 East 6th St,

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


Houses - Sale


Real Estate

BC FIXER UPPERS These Homes need work! ★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647




MISSION MULTI family 10 legal rental homes on 6.5 acres, with $92,000 net income. $1,099,000 604-838-8692


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Okanagen/ Interior

10 ACRES OF OKANAGAN VIEW PROPERTY FOR SALE There are several suitable building sites on the property with spectacular views of city of Penticton, and both Lakes. Power at lot line and only 10 minutes from the full service Hospital. This beautiful property is being sold by the owner at only $299,000. Contact: for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

Out Of Town Property


North Vancouver


Other Areas BC

NANAIMO HOME FOR SALE 351 Woodhaven Dr; wonderful lake view; 3900 sq. ft. $498,000 Other homes also available. 1-800-779-4966; 1-250-802-3650; Rob Boyle, Coast Realty Group;

Cancer June 21-July 22: Your popularity, optimism and luck rise nicely through May. There remains a silent, solitary or private attraction or situation to mull over – it could be an old friend, a lover whom you don’t want revealed to everyone, or simply a nice streak of “home sweet home.” This private zone needs careful handling through August – don’t yield to temptation, nor commit yourself irrevocably. Career or prestige discussions continue well. Shop Sunday a.m., not Monday. Travel, talk Tuesday/Wednesday. Be home, or hold a garden party, Thursday/Friday. This night triggers sweet attraction. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Your energy and charisma soar briefly Sunday/Monday. Send a letter, missive, email Sunday a.m. to someone you love (even a favorite nephew, niece). Chase money, buy/sell Tuesday (best) and Wednesday. Errands, trips, talk and paperwork fill Thursday/Friday (careful Thursday morn). Retreat to a comfy chair, kitchen or garden, Friday night, Saturday. A good, easy week, with perhaps one ethical or cultural dilemma at its end. But all week, be ambitious, propose to higher-ups, display your talents, especially Tuesday. Through mid-2013, your popularity will rise – better after August. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Mysteries, detective work, health diagnosis, sex, intimacy, investments, debt, lifestyle decisions – these weigh on you, as the need to act, to step boldly, is undeniable. This pressure lasts to early July. This week and the next two, you’re wise enough, and see the big picture enough, to make a good decision: where to live, to whom to be loyal, what major change to make in your life, etc. Read, listen to information: it contains valuable clues. Rest, remain in the background Sunday/Monday. Your energy, charisma shoot upward midweek – start something! Money, Thursday/Friday.

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

REAL ESTATE Opportunities in USA - Commercial & Residential Retail building in Lynden WA $329,900; Profitable antique & gift business $95,000. 4 BR, 3 bath 3,524 Sq Ft home in Bellingham $350,000. Many other great buys. MacDonough Real Estate 360-733-3308

Port Moody

3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email:


Recreation Property

★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★


OPEN HOUSE Sat 2-4pm, Sun 3-5pm. 2921 Dresden Way, Blueridge area, $1,339,000. Daniel Kim, Hanna Realty 604-781-3535

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Chase money. Buy, sell, seek a pay raise or overtime and cultivate new clients. You might feel possessive about your loved one. Communications and travel, paperwork, errands and casual friendships flow well now to August – but if you experience a noticeable delay in any of these, walk away. Travel, Internet, coffee talks, etc. can spark an attraction that might grow into a partnership. But remain skeptical about people you meet in these ways until September. Sunday/Monday are romantic. Tackle chores midweek. Relationships – and intimacy – face you Thursday-Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma, courage, clout and effectiveness soar for the next three weeks, Taurus – start important ventures, see and be seen, ask favours, demonstrate your talents. Your earnings (your whole money picture) look great to August – so do your sensual involvements. But a trap might also exist in both areas until September: DON’T try to get something for nothing, don’t yield to temptations, and if you meet inexplicable delays (even small ones) get out, fast. Spend Sunday at home. Romance, creativity and “happy risk” draw you Monday eve to Wednesday eve. Say yes! Gemini May 21-June 20: Continue to rest; avoid the crowd. Your energy is low, though your charisma is unusually potent. You could attract someone who is too energetic, or demanding/needy for you – this applies right into Aug, 30, so be patient, love without bias, and know the cosmos will pick the right time. (If a love affair is dumped in your lap before September, at least give it a good try. But if you have to chase it, let that tiny spark of resentment guide you to walk away.) Avoid arguments at home. Sunday’s busy, happy. Settle into home or rest midweek. Thursday/ Friday spark romantic notions.


CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

New Westminster

QUEENS PARK Heritage Home, 5 bdrms + family room, updated bthrms, custom kitchen + eating area, lrg living & dining, wood flrs thru out, 2 fireplaces, full bsmt, new roof & eaves, newer paint, garage & carport, lane access, 44 x 137 lot. $948,000. 410 5th St. Martin 604-220-2129

6020-52 BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554

Mobile Homes

Sat Apr 28, 1-3pm, #18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley. Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $46,900. 604-534-2997

For Sale by Owner




New Westminster

N. WEST: 2 BR, Sunny west exp, inste W/D + 4 appls, F/P, sec prkg, locker. Rentals/Pets OK. Near skytrain/transit. $215,500. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474



LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call


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Sunshine Coast

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



WHISTLER (Function Junction) 1150 sq ft., bathroom, bay door, mezzanine. 5 yrs old. Sell by owner $225k or lease $1200./mo 604-817-8140


Recreation Property

3/4 ACRE lot on Fraser River, 8 km outside Lillooet on highway 12. Beautiful view with 90 ft. of river frontage. Drilled well. Build your dream home or cottage. 3.5 hrs from Vancouver. $89,000. Mark Rawson, Re/Max Sea to Sky R.E. Lillooet. 250-256-1898.

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

April 29 - May 5, 2012

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Like Virgo, you face mysteries, detective work, health diagnoses, intimacy, financial and lifestyle decisions. These zones are lucky, especially up to May 13, so dive in rather than play for safety. (But remain honest, ethical.) Sunday/ Monday feature wish fulfillment, social joys. Lie low, rest midweek. You can make a great investment Tuesday. Your energy and charisma rise Thursday/ Friday: act to establish your position in power play, intimate or financial situations. Chase money, buy/sell Friday night, Saturday. Legal or international waters hold joys and traps – be long-sighted! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships face you, carrying huge bags of potential: lucky money opportunities, beneficial relocation, negotiations, public dealings – especially as we approach May 13. You’ll need diplomacy, eagerness and desire to join. Where relationships veer into commitment, funding, intimacy – there you have good luck mingled with difficult karma, so step carefully. (Yes, it sounds contradictory.) Be ambitious Sunday (best) and Monday. Midweek, wishes come true, your popularity rises. But retreat, rest and contemplate Thursday/ Friday. Your energy, charisma surge Friday night, Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Work piles up – plunge into it. Protect your health, eat and dress sensibly. Relationships continue to sparkle – now to August, people treat you with grace and affection. If you want to approach someone but are afraid, approach now; even if you’re rejected, you’ll walk away smiling. A wise, gentle mood flows over you Sunday/Monday. Career, prestige and relations with authority arise midweek. Bosses are temperamental now to July, so be diplomatic, grin and bear it. You’ll be more creative in your career. Friends and sunshine bless you Thursday/Friday. Retreat Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance, creative surges, joys from children, beauty, pleasure, vacation, self-expression, speculation and rewarding risks – these fill your days. They might build to a lucky situation or love around mid-May, but it will have a big responsibility attached. Until July, stray idealistic or “principled” thoughts might urge you to end a romance – I wouldn’t. Much talk at home might prefigure a summer struggle: talk about the pressures and “accidents” you fear might loom. Mysteries arise Sunday. Sweet wisdom midweek. Ambition Thursday/ Friday. Friday night begins an exciting weekend. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The weeks ahead emphasize home, children, security, retirement, foundations, nature and nutrition. These build to a superb opportunity (peaking about May 13) – for example, you could buy real estate (and be forever glad you did) or start a family healing, create a child, etc.You’ll feel sluggish, so take frequent naps. Your investigative talents rise to the surface, now to July – so might your sexual desires, so be good, moral, especially Tuesday/ Wednesday. Sunday/Monday highlight relationships (maybe love, Sunday morn, noon). Seek wisdom, learning, travel afar, Thursday/Friday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The main accent lies on travel, communications, errands, details, paperwork, and casual friends. These swell large, might provide you with a pathway to career or business success. (E.g., an idea or email you send the boss might wake him/her to your talents. Or you meet a VIP while running your errands.) Partners and others abandon their winter/spring indecision, and leap up to respond to you (especially midweek) – whether favourably or not, depends. Your home life is sweet, affectionate, until August.Tackle chores Sunday/Monday. Mysteries, finances, sexy urges arise late week. • Reading: 604-727-3673

Sunday, April 29, 2012 - North Shore News - A41


Collectibles & Classics




Services & Repairs


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

1966 CHEV PU V8 – 4 spd. collector plates, interior like new. $6,500 604-796-2866

2008 CADILLAC Escalade EXT $39,888. (604) 626-4548 #30576


Luxury Cars

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Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ 1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra

jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201 1978 M.G.B. racing green, all orig, antique plates, exc cond, $12,000, priv sale 604-922-3536

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.

9155 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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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.

2009 DODGE p/u 150 hemi SLT, loaded, matching canopy, rhino lined, show room cond. 8,000 org km ’s, $25,000. 1-604-613-3727 1-604-796-9060

1991 Ford F-250 Auto.149,000 kms. Exell. Cond. $2,500 Call: (604) 272-4898

2006 Mercedes-Benz ML500 4Matic, 149,500 kms. Excellent, loaded, Nav, DVD. $19,995 (604) 290-3975

Central Auto North Shores Best

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



2003 CHEVY Cavalier. Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car - inside & out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo. 604-999-4098


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499

2007 Jeep Compass

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Power doors, BCAA inspected, power liftgate, 3.6 litre Pentastar V6, ST#P5703

4X4, power group, 30,250kms, beige, alloys, ST#5715



2010 Infiniti G37X “All Wheel Drive” 2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD

Accelerate your car buying


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

Automatic, navi, alloys, fully appointed, ST#12173A

Auto, leather, 65,000kms, all wheel drive, sunroof,ST#12004B

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

2009 Toyota Venza AWD


2004 Mercedes Benz C240 $14,850 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 only 49,800k $12,850 2001 Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic only 45,600k $13,850 2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLE AWD only 83,000k $11,850 2004 VW Beetle Convertible 5spd only 43,300k $16,850 2001 VW Cabrio 5spd only 46,800k $9,850


only 65,200k

2SA mags, sunroof, 45,000kms, P517A

Sahara,27,000kms,pwr group, auto,12168A



2011 Dodge Charger SXT

2012 Fiat 500 Sport

Low kms,sunroof,alloys,Bluetooth,V6, 2 to choose from

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2008 - 2010 Dodge Ram 3500 SLT Quad Cab 4x4 From $29,999

2011 Nissan Maxima Leather, sunroof, C7446

2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S

2009 Hyundai Accent


4dr, auto, pwr group, a/c, CD C7499

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6335

2009 Honda Civic DX-G

2010-2011 Mazda Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan


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CRV, Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.

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

2010 Suzuki SX4

Auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, CD, C5943

From $10,499

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, 42,000kms, C5742

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

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

Pre-Owned Specials

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

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

2009 Mitsubishi Galant 54,500kms, warranty til 2019, C6249


AWD, nav, loaded, ent. system

2008 Mazda3 GT Leather, sunroof, sedan. Great Price! # MU1390 $14,500

2007 Mini Cooper S Turbo, panorama roof, leather, fun to drive! # M7867A $17,500

From $31,499

2010 Ford Fusion SEL AWD & Sport AWD Leather, sunroof, fully equipped

2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 4x4, blue, 19” alloys, 3.2L $31,995

2004 Mitsubishi Endevour 4x4, Japanese import. Super Deal! # M8422A $10,000

2006 Honda Ridgeline Rare, black, 4x4, 4 door, 110,000 miles, X US. # MU1430A $15,000

From $19,999

2011 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS 4cyl, auto, well equipped

From $16,999

2009 BMW X5 AWD, 2,288kms, blue, loaded $66,295

cont. on next page

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2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:

2001 INFINITY QX4, 4 dr, 222,000 km, fully loaded, exc cond $8,900 Call 604-846-6648

1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

2009 BMW X3 AWD, 31,358kms, Premium pkg, silver $35,295

2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015

1995 MAZDA 626, 4 dr, 209K, good cond, a/cared to 2013, $1375 obo, 778-387-9034 (Rich)


2008 BMW 335 i Coupe 19,500 kms, sport pckg, 19" bmw rims $34,900 (778) 772-4359 2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727

Sports & Imports


1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490

2007 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro only 11,000k $26,850 2006 BMW X3 3.0 only 46,200k $25,850 2005 BMW 325ci Coupe only 88,000k $17,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0 only 93,800k $18,850 2001 BMW X5 3.0 only 147,000k $12,850 2006 Lexus LS430 only 68,700k $26,850 2006 Mercedes Benz C280 4Matic only 69,500k $17,850 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 only 61,600k $21,850 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 only 57,500k $21,850

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

Sports & Imports


For more information on these cars & others call Ted

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061. 1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $25,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5300 obo 604-710-8053

Sports & Imports


2008 Ranger Rover Sport 4x4, black, supercharged $52,295

2009 VW Golf 4 door, blue, low km. Rare manual! # MU1358A $13,500

2007 Toyota Camry 4 cyl, automatic, A/C, power package, reliable. # M8278A $12,500

1730 Burrard Street, Vancouver | 604-733-1820

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We also have an extensive stock of new Range Rover Sport & Evoque models.



2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD

From $12,999

2008 - 2010 GM & Ford 3/4 Ton Cargo Vans From $16,999

2010-2011 Ford Escape LTD AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

From $24,999


Leather, sunroof

2011 Ford Flex Ltd

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

2011 Mazda 2

AWD, loaded, leather, tu-tone, 11,500kms T4791

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, 22,300kms, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6827

2010-2011 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 2.4L

2010 Smart Passion

From $31,999


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*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page


Sports & Imports



1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430

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



CARPENTER/CABINETMAKER Renos, repairs, finishing, built-in cabinets, Martin: (604) 908-7844 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559



2002 MAZDA MPV SF, 150k, leather, 1 owner, good cond, $4200obo. Call 604-922-0757

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2600. 604-985-8495 eves pls.

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends 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

9515 1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $14,900 obo. 778-889-6557

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,700. 778-227-2010


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

It’s one less thing to worry about.


Stephen’s Janitorial Services Commerical/Residential North & West Van Contract Prices Avail

★ 30 Years Experience ★

1974 ERICSON 29, sailing sloop, diesel engine, fully equipped, North Van moorage, taxes incl, $19,900. Call 250-819-9650

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




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

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706 IZVOR - Office Cleaning & Maintenance. North Shore Co. Eves & weekends 778-231-0970

1995 FLEETWOOD Class A 28’ fully equipped, comfortable, reliable very gd cond 118,000km, $10,300 or may swap for smaller RV or vehicle similar value. 604-846-8125



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

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898' 1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072 2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

NEW & REPAIRS. Concrete, Masonry, Rock, Brick, Tile, Stairs, Walls, Slab + more 604-619-2447




Fast response Drainage Specialists

2007 TOYOTA Camry SE V6 (Base) 122,900 kms, Silver w/blk interior, well maintained, A/Cared $10,995 Call 604-925-0133 or email:


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

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901

2011 MINI Classic, manual, 1 owner, only 6k, red, showroom cond. $17,900. 604-925-4429

From the City to the Valley Call Today




Lawn & Garden




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates. ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663)



DECKS & FENCES, gates, front steps etc. John 778-998-5591 Hofstetter Contracting Cedar Fencing, Retaining Wall, Install or Repair, Swiss Craftmanship, ERWIN 778-835-5015

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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired





- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services 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

HANDYMAN - Multi Services. North Shore Co. Services avail eves & weekends 778-231-0970 HANDYMAN SERVICE - Fix those nagging problems inside & out. Call Mike - 604-925-6381 HONEST, DEPENDABLE, many skills. Free estimates, contact Wally 778-995-7193

Renovations & Repair lam/wood flooring/tiling, finishing carpentry, drywall, paint, counter tops. Qlty work, Free est. 778-893-7277



DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471



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



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

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344


BATHROOMS & much more. 40 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626


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


★CNN★ WEEDING, new sod & repair, soil, mulch. Free Est. All garden work! Nick 778-840-6573 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

NEW LEAF IRRIGATION 10% OFF 604-719-1819


Lawn & Garden

Seymour Lawn Maintenance

NO HST! til APRIL 30

• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

Lawn Cutting




* Prices Based on 2000 sq.ft. + HST

New Lawns Installed Full Yard Clean-Ups Weeding, Pruning & Hedges, Manicuring, Landscaping and More! References available in EVERY neighbourhood on the North Shore!



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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988


Specialty in Moss Control • Aeration Liming and Lawn Maint. • Pruning Topping • General Cleaning

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 Allwest Garden Service

Lawn maint, cleanups, moss control, aerating, trim, top, prune. All types of lawn and garden apps. Free est.

604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

NEW LEAF 10% OFF 604-719-1819 newleafirrigation

Performance Garden Service

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

Graig 604-986-3463


Garden Services

• Spring Clean-Up • Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Professional & experienced • References Available

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 All your garden needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. 604-788-9687 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853 ENGLISH LAWNS: We install and replace. Drainage and Landscaping. Any size job. Nick 604-929-7732 FRANCOIS ALLARD ENT. Garden maintenance. Please call 778-877-8796

Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin

Call Chris

A.All Area Gardening Service



Full Coverage Systems All Types Of Repairs Backflow Testing Spring Start Ups Basket Zones Rain Sensors

Mowing•Hedge Trimming•Installation Maintenance•Design Residential•Strata

• Cut & Edge • Aeration Packages • Yard Clean Ups • Garden Services

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586

SIGN UP TODAY FOR Spring Services & Receive 10% OFF FREE QUOTES

JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467)

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al

TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

604.500.3344 Email:





Garden Services






Best rates, local, Reliable, 24-7 free est. All job sizes 100% satisfaction. Adam 604-765-8439

2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961)

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

Call for Free estimate

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

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:


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

8125 2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166


Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets


2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018

2007 TOYOTA Yaris, 4 door hatchback, 78K, automatic. Well maintained, reliable and excellent on gas. Brand new tires, A/C, power locks and windows. $10,500. Call 778-239-7112

Call Merry Maids.

2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

1990 FORD 24’ Class C Glendale Royal Classic m/h, $8500. 88,000 org kms, well maint., Ph Art 604-858-5909

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.

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


A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373 NORTH SHORE GUTTERS ★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning


established 1963

“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

PLACE YOUR AUTOMOTIVE ADS 24/7 Go to and Click on classifieds

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HOME SERVICES Call ThE Experts 8175


MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271


Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079


Moving & Storage



Painting/ Wallpaper

MASTER Match Painting. Int & Ext. Good Prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648


#1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617

Seniors Discount

GLOBAL PLUMBING BBB+ Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/hr,





1175 W.15 St. North Van

Garbage Removal • Deliveries


Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates. NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973


Oil Tank Removal

ALLGONE OIL TANK REMOVAL Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663)

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234


Painting/ Wallpaper APRIL




$ .00 Includes 3 gallons Benjamin Moore Paint TODD R. BIRCH – Master Painter

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075.

LARTER PLUMBING.COM Licensed, Bonded, Insured. Visa MC Rich 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy


Power Washing

778-554-7550 • Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service


Interior/Exterior Residential Commercial, power washing, fully insured, free estimates. Reasonable Price, Quality Workmanship Guaranteed, Handyperson for small jobs. Leo 778-829-4414


20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore!

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604 604-773-4549 - Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work. ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402 POWERWASHING - Spring Special Call Tyler 778-386-3783


604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529



To place your ad in “Call the Experts" call 604-630-3300


Renovations & Home Improvement

ALL-WAYS PAINTING Quality work, affordable price. Int/ ext. Spring special 604-985-0402 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

Renovations & Home Improvement

Bathroom Kitchen Interior Exterior Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

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

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




Repairs - decks & stairs drywall & painting Specialties Design, kitchen &bath renovations. Room additions & transformations 'Built right the first time' Call Craig for free estimate



A LADY Painter, meticulous, prof & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451


On Site

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

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

MASTER BRUSHES PAINTING Spring Special 15% off. Int 20% off Ext. Top quality paint & work. 604-377-5423, 778-545-0098 •

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

• Pressure Washing • Small Repairs


Authorized Innotech window & door installer. No job too big or small.


Interior - Exterior - Strata -

HIGH QUALITY custom painting Best prices. Excellent refs. Free ests. Gregory 778-892-0165

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

Home Makeover Spring Makeover Packages



New Builds – From the ground up Renovations – Kitchens, bathrooms and additions Estate Sales – From landscaping to move in condition

~ All in One ~


• New Construction • Re-paint Interior / Exterior We Provide the High-End Quality! WCB Insured • Free Estimates Call Henry



Call for free estimate



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


604.924.5296 •



Painting Contractor Residential / Commercial

Book your 2012 Lawn & Garden Maintenance Program Now!

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


Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■

Residential, Commercial, Strata

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick,




QUICK RESPONSE Painting & Pressure Washing. 25 yrs exp. 604-551-4267 or 604-987-8159

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

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac


FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234 MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

*Additions *Quality Work *Ref’s 30 years experience! 604-720-1564

MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145 M&T Projects Kitchens & baths, renovations, additions, decks, WCB & Liability 604-537-3632 NORTH SHORE WINDOWS LTD Windows, doors & finishing carpentry. 604-839-0636 $ SAVE YOUR DOLLARS $ Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More 778-317-1256 SN TOTAL HOME RENO Bathrooms, kitchens, bsmts, decks, etc Free est 604-318-4054

Sundecks & Stairs Form work, Int/Ext finishing. Mike 604-290-3082




NO HST! til APRIL 30 • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

Call: 604-947-2805


All Season Roofing

Bob 778-387-3626



“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! Call for your free estimate now

Save $500 Ask Us How A+


Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available



604-984-6560 A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 1-877-602-7346 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 HOEKSTRA CONSTRUCTION Framing, foundations, roofing. Affordable and reliable. Please call 604-947-2805

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530


Rubbish Removal


DALTON TRUCKING LTD. Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.


ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193



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



Tree Services

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



❏ ❏ ❏ ❏

Top Soil

Headwater Management



Window Cleaning




•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning


John 604.916.2305 20 yrs exp

Serving the North Shore since 1963

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

WEST COAST Home Services Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Guaranteed lowest price WCB insured 604-984-4147



Rubbish Removal

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY Free Estimates, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David



Framing, foundations, and roofing based on 20 years of exp. Free est. & refs. Affordable and reliable.

Go with someone who can stay within your budget and has over 40 years experience.




Call for Free estimate ~ Same Day Service

604-RUBBISH 782-2474

* We Remove & Recycle Anything*

Free Est’s • Large or Small Jobs



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

Any project,


or small ...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

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North Shore News - April 29, 2012  

North Shore News - April 29, 2012