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Leak may put Olympian out of job for life Five months after ammonia mishap, Magnussen remains incapacitated Jeremy Shepherd

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A gas leak at a North Vancouver ice rink that was reported as a minor incident last fall may have put one of Canada’s most prominent athletes out of commission for life.

Olympic silver medalist and longtime figure skating coach Karen Magnussen was rushed to hospital Nov. 28 after inhaling ammonia gas at the North Shore Winter Club. The early-morning accident, which resulted from a malfunction in the club’s cooling plant, originally appeared to have done little beyond inconvenience the parents and young skaters who had been forced to evacuate. It emerged later that Magnussen had been taken to hospital to be treated for inhalation of the poisonous gas, but again there was little to suggest it was a serious event. But now, more than five months later, the celebrated skater has still not returned to work. The accident has left her with the equivalent of a steam burn on her lungs and bronchioles, causing severe respiratory issues, vision problems and chronic fatigue. See Simple page 5

Mounties investigate North Vancouver grad prank plan

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POLICE are investigating allegations that students at two North Vancouver high schools have formed a disturbing and illegal graduation rivalry.

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GERRY Dickie, general manager of Cargill’s North Vancouver operation, plans to put mufflers on dust-controlling fans like this one to make the facility quieter. People who live near the terminal have complained about the noise for years. See story, page 9.

In an email to Vancouver Sun reporter Janet Steffenhagen and the North Vancouver school district, an anonymous “concerned parent” wrote over the weekend that Seycove and Windsor secondary students have thrown money into a pool to be won by the student who earns the most “points.” Points are won, the writer alleges, by providing video evidence of streaking, theft, nude theft, sexual intercourse with a high school minor, and bizarre scatological dares. “We are in (schools) as we speak,” said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman, Cpl. Richard De Jong. “We are talking to staff and students and working with the school district to ascertain if there is any legitimacy to this email. We are not treating it as a prank. We are treating it as something that could be legitimate until proven otherwise.” See Police page 3

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MP Saxton says A-G was right on F-35s North Van rep vows to keep cost of future purchase at $9 billion Benjamin Alldritt

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NORTH Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton says he agrees with the conclusions of a damning auditor general’s report on the federal government’s handling of the multi-billion-dollar F-35 fighter jet program. As parliamentary secretary to the president of the treasury board, Saxton is the government’s point man on Parliament’s public accounts committee, the panel that receives and reviews the auditor’s findings. “I represent the government, I represent the minister on this committee,” Saxton told the North Shore News this week. “When it comes to the conclusions and recommendations of the auditor general, the government agrees with those. I think the auditor general has been extremely helpful. That’s his job, to find ways we can improve the process as a government.” In his recent “Replacing Canada’s Fighter Jets” report, auditor general Michael Ferguson accused the government of failing to run a genuinely competitive procurement process and failing to tell Parliament or the public the true cost of the warplanes. “National Defence did not exercise due diligence in managing the process to replace the CF-18 jets,” wrote Ferguson. “Full lifecycle costs were understated in the estimates provided to support

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NORTH Van MP Andrew Saxton says he agrees with a recent unflattering report on Ottawa’s F-35 program. the government’s 2010 decision to buy the F-35. Some costs were not fully provided to parliamentarians. There was a lack of timely and complete documentation to support the procurement strategy decision.” Although Ferguson noted that defence department officials didn’t bring in their public works department colleagues until “late in the decision-making process,” the department “did not demonstrate due diligence in its role as the government’s procurement authority.” Defence Minister Peter MacKay announced plans in 2010 to buy 65 F-35 aircraft for $9 billion, with an additional $5.7 billion budgeted for operating costs. A similar figure was given to parliamentary budget officer Kevin Page in March of 2011.

According to Ferguson’s report, this figure conceals $10.44 billion for fuel, pilot salaries and contingencies such as accidents or loss of aircraft in combat. Based on past experience, Ferguson wrote, Canada will need to purchase 14 additional F-35s over the next 36 years to maintain its fleet. The difference, Saxton argued, is purely a matter of accounting practices. “Those are costs that would have been incurred regardless of whether we bought new jets or kept the old CF-18s,” he said. “They are not specific to the F-35. This is the way it has historically been presented. What the auditor general has asked is for the operational costs to be included in the life-cycle costs.” Canada has spent more than $300 million on development so far, but Saxton said that is offset by as much as $400 million in contracts for Canadian industry, and the promise of “billions more” if the purchase goes ahead. Ferguson also told the committee that Canada was sucked into the nine-nation, U.S.-led development program without fully examining alternatives such as modernized F-18s or the Typhoon II flown by several European allies. By 2006, he wrote, the public works department “endorsed the key decision to sole-source the acquisition of the F-35 in the absence of required documentation and completed analyses. By that time, practically speaking, Canada was too involved with the aircraft and the (Joint Strike Fighter) program to run a fair competition.” Saxton reiterated that the government accepts Ferguson’s conclusions and in addition to the public accounts committee review, will set up a jet fighter secretariat along the lines of the one that awarded two massive shipbuilding contracts in 2011 — one of See Other page 5

Firefighters save burning W. Van home

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WEST Vancouver firefighters saved a burning home from destruction Wednesday night in what assistant chief Martin Ernst described as “an excellent model of how things work when they work well.”

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STUDENTS play music for family and friends at the Tsleil-Waututh Community Centre Tuesday. The performance was part of the Primary Music Festival put on by the North Vancouver school district.

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De Jong said police will investigate any criminal acts spawned by graduation activity, and also cautioned students to think about their futures. “It’s all about the safety of the students. The poor choices they make today could impact them for the rest of their lives. Social media has fostered and in some ways almost allowed this challenge, if it is legitimate, to be brought forward,” he said. “Once an event or pictures are posted, the world will see it. All control and anonymity is lost. . . . It’s there forever. The first time you apply for a job and they search your name and find you in some very compromising, embarrassing behaviour, you’ll have to explain why you participated in that. It speaks to someone’s character.” North Vancouver school district spokeswoman Victoria Miles said the email was passed to police out of “an abundance of caution” and said the episode “casts a pall” over the graduation of

most North Vancouver students. “It’s a real shame,” Miles said. “It really casts a shadow over the positive celebrations and all the positive things that students have achieved over the 12 years of school.” The district is also taking action, Miles added. “Our school-based administrators, our teachers, our counselors, all are involved particularly with students in their graduating year. They remind students constantly and have discussions with students about safe social behaviour, safe activities and safe ways of celebrating.” De Jong also stressed that the email should not paint all high school graduates with the same brush. “We want to acknowledge their hard work and the commitment that got them to a place where they’re ready to graduate Grade 12,” he said. “It’s a momentous time. . . . But when you make poor choices, especially around drugs and alcohol and behaviour that could impact the rest of your life, it’s not worth the risk.” With files from Janet Steffenhagen of the Vancouver Sun

The occupants of a Telegraph Trail home called 911 at about 9:30 p.m. and told emergency dispatch operators there were flames in the roof of the house. “The operator advised them to get outside and wait for the fire department,” Ernst said. “That’s exactly what they did, which is a really good move.” Four trucks and 18 firefighters attended the scene, Ernst said. “Initially it was an exterior firefight, meaning that firefighters did not go in until they had some backup, and by that time they had knocked down the fire extremely quickly. They were there for a couple of hours but the actual firefight was extremely fast. They had the fire under control in about 15 minutes.” Ernst said the swift reaction is due in part to the department’s new management plan. “We use something called the incident command system, which is very rigourous. It’s similar to what you’d see used in a military theatre. Everyone has a job and that job gets done. It’s meant to promote safety, the safety of the public, and to get the job done quickly.” None of the occupants or the responding firefighters was injured. Investigators were unable to start their work until the following morning. “We don’t deem it suspicious right now,” Ernst said. “We’re looking for natural causes.”

ESL plan may be scrapped

A new learning centre slated for the old Balmoral campus won’t offer ESL adult education classes if a plan tabled recently a working group is accepted by the North Vancouver board of education.

At a board meeting Tuesday, April 24, a report was submitted by the Community Advisory Working Group with five recommendations about the use of the site, including that the adult ESL program not be included at the new centre. A May 27 North Shore News story reported the North Vancouver school district voted in November 2011 to consolidate the Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School program with other alternative school programs at the former site of Balmoral junior secondary. The story noted the new alternate program, set to start up in Fall 2012, would consolidate the previously separate programs at KLASS, Therapeutic Day Program, Key Program, and the Youth Learning Program, as well as adult basic education. — Rosalind Duane


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Upcoming Youth Awards as part of Youth Week On May 7th Mayor and Council will celebrate the 16th Annual Civic Youth Awards Ceremony as part of Youth Week festivities across the Lower Mainland. The awards are a celebration of the accomplishments of District youth who have overcome some personal adversity and persevered, or have contributed significant volunteer hours to their community. This year’s winners include youth who built hanging gardens, who travelled overseas to build houses in the Dominican Republic, a youth team who created an educational film on multiculturalism, youth who volunteer in youth centres, and so many more who volunteer their time to the community. Congratulations to all recipients!

Want to become a sustainable urban gardener and farmer? If so, come to Beets, Bees, and Beauty: Advancing Urban Agriculture, a workshop on May 27 from 2:00pm – 7:00pm being put on by the Capilano Gateway Association in Belle Isle Park just off Capilano Road and Curling Road. Contact Douglas Curran at 604-985-5621 or dougcurran@shaw.ca for more information.

You can now have Council Agendas emailed directly to your inbox! Simply visit www.dnv.org, click “register” in the top right corner, and then follow the steps as prompted. The schedule of regular Council meetings, as well as agendas for upcoming meetings and minutes of past meetings, are available online at www.dnv.org. The Council agenda is also available for viewing at all District libraries. All regular Council meetings are open to the public and held in the Council Chamber at District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., and start at 7:00 p.m.

District Dialogue Basketball Hangover This time of year, with the weather improving and more people heading back outside, a popular District pastime is a game of outdoor basketball with friends and family. But did you know that basketball hoops can interfere with District vehicles, such as fire engines and sanitation trucks? Recently, a member of our sanitation crew was injured when the truck he was in struck a basketball hoop that was overhanging the road which brought the entire hoop down on his shoulder. District residents are reminded that installing any structure on a boulevard is illegal and has the potential to interfere with underground infrastructure, such as watermains. As well, portable basketball hoops can topple over when struck by a moving vehicle and it is technically illegal to have any structure overhanging the boulevard due to the risk of collision. Both portable and permanently installed hoops can cause injury if they are struck. For your safety, and the wellbeing of others, please refrain from installing permanent basketball hoops on District boulevards—they must be installed on your own property and should not encroach onto District land. If you use a portable hoop, ensure that you wheel it back onto your own property after use, or turn the backboard around so it is not overhanging the roadway. However, it is the District’s strong recommendation that no one plays on any roadway, especially at night or in inclement weather. If you are unsure of your property line, check out the District’s Property Information Explorer at www.geoweb.dnv.org or call the District’s Bylaw Enforcement Line at 604-990-2400. Remember, District property often extends four metres back from the curb and failure to remove structures that overhang District land can result in fines up to $100. With your co-operation, we can all enjoy a fun, safe, sport-filled summer. Now that’s two points for safety!

Pothole Season is here It’s that time of year again. The sun is shining, the birds are singing, and the potholes are starting to show. What is it about spring that makes potholes so common? To answer that question, we need to know a bit more about our roads and how we build them.

Parkgate Community Services Society Annual General Meeting and Community Recognition - Thursday, May 24 at 7pm at Parkgate Community Centre – featuring the launch of Deep Cove Heritage Society’s new book Echoes Across Seymour. Community Awards and Reception to follow. Everyone welcome!

The Blueridge Community Association is holding its Annual General Meeting in the library at Blueridge Elementary School on Tuesday, May 8, from 7:00pm – 9:00pm. Included on the itinerary is a presentation about the North Shore Recycling Program’s (NSRP) new Green Can food scraps initiative. The NSRP’s Jennifer Meilleur will give the presentation and answer your questions. For more information, contact Eric Godot Andersen at 604-929-6849 or ericgandersen@shaw.ca. All Blueridge residents are encouraged to attend.

Our roads are built in layers with a base of earth and gravel topped with asphalt. Not only is asphalt recyclable, it’s also durable and repels moisture—keeping moisture out is vital when it comes to building good roads. But like any building material, asphalt is susceptible to wear-and-tear and cracks eventually start to form. The cracks allow water to get under the road surface which weakens the base of gravel and soil. Without a solid base, the asphalt becomes more vulnerable to cracking as vehicles drive over it. More cracking leads to more moisture, and the cycle continues. This process is sped up through the frequent freezing and thawing we experience through the early spring. The ice splits the cracks wider, allowing more moisture to penetrate farther which causes further damage when it freezes.

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Speaking to the North Shore News this week, Magnussen said her health has only been getting worse, and that she will likely never return to her job. “I won’t probably be able to go into a rink again,” she said, her voice cracking with emotion. “I’ve spent my life in the rink, and in seven minutes my whole life has been turned around. I haven’t slept in about six months because of violent coughing.” Recently, even the administrative duties she had been performing from home were handed off to someone else. The Workers’ Compensation Board of B.C. will not allow Magnussen to work, even from home, according to the club. Magnussen, 60, said she planned to coach into her 80s. The loss has left a void, she said. “How do you live? I’m used to working eight hours a day,” said Magnussen. “I’ve worked my life to build this up, and I just loved working with kids.” Now, she says, she has difficulty even with simple physical tasks. “I have a hard time walking the dog up a half a block,” said Magnussen. Instead, much of her time is taken up simply dealing with the fallout from the accident. Magnussen said she takes nine different medications, sees two or three doctors and specialists each week, and has been struggling in her dealings with the WCB. “It’s a battle. (The WCB) is an insurance company. They certainly don’t want to give you what you actually were making or what your future income could be,” she said. “I feel so bad for other people, and maybe I can be a voice for those people.” In the wake of the leak, the North Shore Winter Club was cited by WorkSafeBC for several violations, including

improperly enclosing the ammonia room, improperly fitting respirators worn by employees and stocking respirators with the wrong cartridge to remove gas. The ammonia room was also not equipped with back-draft dampers — large fans that only permit air to flow in one direction — and the club failed to conduct emergency drills at least once a year, according to the agency. The facility has since been brought up to code. The official account of the Nov. 28 mishap has evolved over time. Shortly after it took place, North Shore Winter Club president Kevin Banks, as well as local firefighters, said that all club personnel had made it out safely. Approximately three weeks after the leak, spokeswoman Liz Goldenberg acknowledged that Magnussen had been taken to hospital, but explained that club staff hadn’t realized she had been exposed. “Unfortunately, she went outside and went around the back of the building where the fumes were wafting around,” said Goldenberg at the time. “She heard the alarm and she went out to see what was wrong.” Magnussen later contradicted that version of events, saying that she had been in her office preparing to coach morning skaters when maintenance workers had waved at her from the rink. When she stepped out into the hallway to investigate, she walked into a cloud of gas, she said. Magnussen claimed no alarm had been sounding at the time. Two other workers were also injured in the incident, according to WorkSafe. They have not been identified. Despite the difficult situation, Magnussen — who captured a silver medal at the 1972 Olympics and won a world championship — said she has resolved to make something positive out of it. “I’ve never been one to curl into a ball and just lie there; I’m a fighter,” she said. “I didn’t win a world championship and get to the Olympics twice from nothing.”

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them in North Vancouver. “We intend to take that model and apply the same criteria to the fighter jets,” Saxton said. “There is going to be regular reporting to Parliament. There will be independent outside experts advising on the costing of the jets going forward.” In order to defend Canadian airspace and defend Canadian interests overseas, Saxton said, the aging CF-18 fleet must be replaced, and his government is committed to spending no more than $9 billion on that purchase, which could translate into fewer aircraft if the per-plane cost rises. “If we want to continue to have an air force, we have to find a replacement,” Saxton said. “Our objective is to find the best value but also the type of equipment similar to what our partners have so we can participate with our partners should the need arise. “We will have to consider those options. At the end of the day we have to make sure we have the right equipment. All nine countries are going through the same decision-making process right now and considering their options.”

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With the F-35 essentially still in development, several of those nine nations have developed varying degrees of cold feet. Australia scaled back its initial order of 100 planes and has since bought two dozen modernized F-18s. Great Britain switched its order to a cheaper variant and London says it will hold off on a firm purchase decision until 2015. Israel is investigating refurbished F15 Eagles, Italy has cut its order from 130 planes to 90, and Japan is reconsidering its entire 42-plane order as prices continue to spiral upwards. Norway and Turkey, however, remain committed to buying 152 F-35s between them. In addition to the auditor general, the public accounts committee has summoned several senior bureaucrats to testify regarding how the procurement was handled. Saxton agreed with Ferguson that at this point, no one really knows what the F-35’s price tag will be. “These are all estimates. We don’t know the final cost. There’s a lot of technology involved, and it should really be emphasized that until the plane is available for sale we don’t know the final cost. But at the same time we have a budget of $9 billion and we will work within the budget.”

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t first blush it’s easy dismiss high school pranks among the grad class as “kids being kids.” But the ‘pranks’ described in a letter to the North Vancouver school district this week as being at the centre of grad contest are anything but benign. To be fair, it’s not clear yet if those contests are real or imaginary. Suffice to say, however, that a number of the dares are repugnant, exploitive or illegal. In one of the most disturbing contests, participants are urged to make sex tapes with underage teens and hand over video footage to others. That amounts to criminal activity of producing and distributing child pornography. It was less than two years ago when a 16-year old boy was charged after allegedly circulating photos of a sexual

assault at a Maple Ridge rave. In that case, the victim was re-victimized countless times as the footage was passed along. We hope such “contests” aren’t really taking place. Even in cases of pranks that are merely silly, teens should remember that creating a digital record is never a good idea. Once recorded and inevitably forwarded, shared and posted online, that video is there for good. Unlike a court of law, the Internet doesn’t offer special protection for teens. As last year’s hockey rioters discovered, a record of bad behaviour can and does follow them out into the world. Most teens still know right from wrong. But they also need to know that what feels fun and harmless sometimes isn’t — and can be difficult to undo.

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Dear Editor: In response to your recent Sunday feature, The KLASS of 2012 Will Be The Last (April 29, North Shore News), I want to relate my experience as a parent. My son is graduating from Keith Lynn this year. He did it, albeit a year late, but he finished Grade 12. His problems in school began in about Grade 4. There were some behavioural problems and a lack of motivation. We thought he had a learning disability, so we had him tested. It turned out he was quite clever, but we realized mainstream school was not for him. We looked for options. We knew of Keith Lynn alternate secondary, but were concerned about its reputation, so we did some research. After an informative interview with principal Michelle Henderson, we decided that Keith Lynn was the right “fit” for our son. The plan was to have him complete Grade 8 there, catch up, and then move him to mainstream school for Grade 9. He chose to stay at Keith Lynn. Some behavioural problems persisted, but with the program, the extra help and the dedication of many teachers — thank you Sara, Kat, Carole and Catherine, to name a few — he made it, completing the Grade 11/12 program this year. He has grown into a charming young man with plans to enter trade school. We are thankful every day that there were alternatives for his education. Every single staff member at Keith Lynn deserves praise for their tolerance and encouragement for these students who otherwise may have gone down a different path in their lives. This program must continue, and it must be housed somewhere. Let me say this to the residents who have concerns about having these promising young students in their neighbourhood next year: We have a second child attending a mainstream secondary school in North Vancouver. Pick up and drop off at her school is nothing short of a gong show. There are so many parents driving their kids to

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and from school that there is a three- or four light wait at the nearby intersection. Most Keith Lynn students walk or take transit as this is their only means of getting there. Keith Lynn is in my neighborhood and all I see is kids coming to school and leaving at the end of the day. Some may have purple hair and piercings but that doesn’t bother me. They are not breaking into our homes or harassing kids at the nearby elementary school. No one is forcing these kids to go to school; they want to be there to learn and complete their education so they can become productive, successful, happy adults. That’s what we all want for our kids, isn’t it? Heather Hunter North Vancouver

Time to take on real bullies Dear Editor: An open letter to George Abbott, minister of education: I heard the other day on CBC that you would be willing to go to court if necessary to stand up for teachers who are being bullied. Thank goodness, because we really need you right now. Teachers all across the province are being bullied by a pair of thugs. It seems that these two thugs have been: ■ Illegally tearing up contracts (again). ■ Violating teachers’ Charter rights (again). ■ Abusing power to create some of the worst labour laws in the history of Canada (again). ■ Closing school libraries, laying off specialist teachers and dangerously overburdening school counsellors. ■ Taking the most decent, passionate and caring teachers who give so See Abbott page 7

Fair play by councillors a means to fair pay Dear Editor: While some time has passed since the various articles appeared regarding the West Vancouver Council remuneration decision, I still think it is worthwhile to recap how the District of North Vancouver resolved the issue several years ago. The 2005-2008 council appointed a citizen’s task force comprised of members of the community with varying levels of expertise in the management and HR fields. The terms of reference included the study of the various models within the region as well as interviewing individual councillors about their workloads and responsibilities. At the end of the day, the task force presented its recommendations to council. Council adopted those

recommendations but, importantly, only to take effect upon the election of the new council in November 2008. The recommendations did include provisions for annual adjustments to the base remuneration based on the published Vancouver cost-of-living index as well as an increase in the annual education and council representation allowances. I am proud of the manner in which this ticklish issue was handled by the District of North Vancouver council of the day. It has removed the necessity for councillors to revisit the issue and have to deal with the obvious moral dilemma of voting oneself a raise that arises every so often in other jurisdictions. Councillor Alan Nixon District of North Vancouver

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NDP take it easy on the pony ride to power IF B.C. politics were an amusement park, the B.C. Liberals would be frantically trying to hang on as they ride a rollercoaster, while the NDP would be content to take in the safe and sure pony ride

The Liberals are certainly having a wild ride right now. The government seems to experience one mishap after another (quick now, name the last really positive thing the government has experienced in months) and its outlook is bleak and uncertain. The New Democrats, in contrast, are having an error-free time of things right now. The party is behaving with extreme caution, and it’s hard to stumble when it’s barely even moving. The party is fresh off two big byelection victories, continues to sail high in the polls, and is led

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by someone who continues to show moderation and maturity in his role as Opposition leader. And there’s nothing to indicate that Adrian Dix’s approach will change if he becomes premier, which increasingly appears to be a likely scenario. In the current legislature session, Dix has lowered the temperature in an often-heated bear pit. He has insisted his party

cease all personal attacks, and has even toned down heckling. The government side is behaving in a more partisan manner and often looks out of control up against the disciplined NewDemocrats.PremierChristy Clark, in particular, comes off looking weak when she allows her aggressive, partisan style to clash with Dix’s quiet, almost plodding approach. The NDP hasn’t really broken any new ground in the current session. Most media coverage flows from question period, and few new issues have been raised in that forum, as the NDP is content to hammer the government over old issues. But this doesn’t really matter. The NDP doesn’t need to score points right now. It’s simply doing what an Opposition is supposed to do when a government appears to be falling apart: stay out of the way. The most interesting thing about watching the NDP right

now is trying to get a handle on how the party — and Dix — will perform in government. Dix has recently provided a few clues. At this year’s party convention, his speech stressed that expectations of what a government led by him can and will do must be lowered. In the past week, he put some meat on that bone. In a long interview with Bill Good on CKNW radio, Dix demonstrated that a number of controversial government measures won’t suddenly end just because the NDP wins power. For example, he said the carbon tax is here to stay because the $1.4 billion in revenue it generates is locked into government spending. He would redirect some of that money into targeted areas, such as transit, but he won’t be scrapping the tax itself. He also acknowledged we’re likely stuck with smart meters, largely because about a billion

dollars has been spent on the initiative. He’s supportive of fare gates being installed at SkyTrain stations, even though they’ve come under criticism, and wants TransLink run by elected officials and not appointed ones. He said he would call a public inquiry into the sale of BC Rail, but noted he didn’t want it to turn into a large money trough for lawyers, and so would greatly limit its scope. He re-iterated his promise to do more for post-secondary students when it comes to financial assistance, and again said he would raise business taxes to the levels established by the B.C. Liberals back in 2008. All in all, Dix continues to make cautious and realistic promises. He’ll be expected to offer more details in the run-up to the next vote and he insists his party will put forward a fully costed election platform. In the meantime, his go-slow approach continues to madden

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the B.C. Liberals, who would love to target him more but find very little to aim at. And so the government will have to content itself with that frightening roller coaster ride. And the New Democrats and their leader will plod on, taking things one slow step at a time, just like a pony ride. When they finally get into government, they’ll be on a much faster ride, believe me. Keith Baldrey is a chief political reporter for Global BC Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca.

■ Taking one of the best education systems in the world and running it into the ground to promote a neo-liberal plan to privatize public services. George, as the minister of education your job is to act as a steward for public education. I know you won’t stand for this. As one of those teachers who regularly gives up his weekend, who gives over $1,000 a year of his take-home

pay to try to bridge the funding shortfall and meet the needs of his students, I’m so very glad that you’ve publicly decided to step forward. These two bullies are named Abbott and Clark. Any help you can offer to put them in their place would be greatly appreciated. Ian Cunliffe, teacher at Sherwood Park elementary North Vancouver

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PEOPLE living near North Vancouver’s industrial waterfront have complained about noise from shunting trains and whining fans for decades. Now one company is trying to turn down the volume on its grain handling operation on Low Level Road.

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INQUIRING REPORTER TWELVE months have passed since Prime Minister Stephen Harper led his Conservative Party to a majority government. Harper has passed a major crime bill and made long-range plans to raise the age of eligibility for Old Age Security pensions from 65 to 67. Bigger pipelines and streamlined environmental regulations have also been hot-button issues. Has Harper needlessly scaled back services, or is he stewarding Canada into an era of economic stability? Find us on Facebook or add your comment at www. nsnews.com. -Jeremy Shepherd

John Wood North Vancouver “I don’t think it is. I think they took two steps forward and one step behind by cutting back on medical coverage and education.”

A year after the last election, is Canada moving in the right direction?

Grant Bray North Vancouver “I think the politicians are powerless. It’s up to the global economy.”

Mike Eubank Vancouver “Not at all. . . . We need to spend less money on militarization and more on public services.”

David Philip North Vancouver “Yes. We’re not in debt and we’re trying to work with environmentalists to allow the good industry to get to work.”

Russ Sutherland North Vancouver “We’re lucky to be living north of the border. We’re in the best part of Canada and there’s nothing wrong with the rest of Canada.”

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north and building an overpass to carry traffic over rail lines, should reduce the number of times trains need to be moved and blow their whistles. At recent public events, neighbours have questioned the claim that the move would cut down noise, and have raised numerous other concerns about the project. North Vancouver City Coun. Rod Clark, who lives across from the grain-handling terminal, said he is impressed with Cargill’s efforts to make their operations quieter. He hopes other waterfront companies will follow Cargill’s lead. “Cargill is great, and I applaud (Dickie) 100 per cent for bringing forward a program without any arm-twisting,” said Clark, who also chairs the

Waterfront Industrial Noise Control Committee. “I would suggest there might be a little armtwisting on the rest of them.” Clark said the proposed Low Level Road projectpresentsagoodopportunityfor waterfront companies to change their noisy ways. “Obviously we have their attention now,” said Clark. “They’re spending capital dollars. Now’s the time to get these things addressed.” The next open house for the Low Level Road project is May 16. Clark said his committee will meet on May 17 to decide how they will respond to the port’s presentation. “If Port Metro says they’re going to attenuate the noise in the fashion that Cargill has demonstrated is possible, then they may get our support,” said Clark.

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WEST Vancouver police are warning residents to be alert after two would-be break-in artists managed to get into a building after posing as FedEx couriers. Officers arrested a man and a woman inside the apartment building in the 100-block of 18th Street after a suspicious resident called police. The pair had earlier been asking residents to let them into the building, saying they were there to deliver a package. “It is a common method used to get into

a building,” said Cst. Lisa Schmidtke of the West Vancouver Police Department. Police responded to two more residential break-ins over the weekend. In both cases, the locks were forced, said Schmidtke. Nearby, police also recovered a stolen Honda Civic containing stolen jewelry and alcohol. The break-ins mark the latest in a rash daytime thefts in West Vancouver. Schmidtke said officers have responded to 37 break-in calls in the past month. “That’s a significant number,” she said. Thieves have taken cash, jewelry, alcohol and electronics. Police are waiting for forensic evidence to determine if the break-ins may be linked.

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Theatre gets gaming lifeline Presentation House breathes easier after $30K public grant

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THE restoration of gaming grants to arts organizations in B.C. has come as a breath of fresh air for one mainstay of the North Shore cultural scene. Presentation House Theatre is one of 39 North Vancouver organizations that will be receiving a total of $1 million in community gaming grants, announced by the province Monday. The money is their share of the $135 million in government gaming revenue that has been restored to B.C. arts and culture organizations this year. Abrupt cuts to the funding in 2009 had left arts groups reeling. “It was a godsend getting the gaming grant back,” said Kim Selody, artistic director of Presentation House Theatre. Before learning Presentation House would receive the $30,000 boost, Selody had been planning to cut back on his organization’s plans for the season, including its production of My Mother’s Story, a play based on stories sent in by North Vancouver women. The play’s original concept called for eight actors to be on stage, but because of budget constraints, Selody was planning

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PRESENTATION House Theatre’s Kim Selody. to use only four or five. “The problem with that was it was no longer going to be as large a representative of the dynamic of the North Shore,” said Selody. “It would have put the creative team in an extremely challenging place of having to decide who to put in the show or not. Do you put in the German story, or do you put in the aboriginal story?”

Cuts to arts grants in 2009 hit Presentation House hard. In 2010, the theatre faced a $50,000 deficit and received emergency funding from the City of North Vancouver. After restructuring its operations, Selody said, the theatre is now back in the black but still has to watch every penny. Other organizations are anticipating a similar turnaround. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will use part of its $35,000 grant to fund a music therapy program at Keith Lynn Alternative Secondary School. Feil said it’s touch and go every year whether the program for at-risk kids will run. “It’s one of our most important (programs), because the students count on it,” said Feil. “You don’t want to offer that kind of a service and then be constantly having to take it away. It’s a vulnerable demographic, and you don’t want to make a commitment to them that you can’t follow through on.” Both Feil and Selody said they are grateful for this year’s funding, but want to see an end to the uncertainty over the gaming grants. “For many years you could count on it,” said Linda Feil, executive director of the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. “It was (an approximate) amount of money every year, and had been for 15 years, and one day we woke up and it was gone.” Other North Vancouver organizations receiving community gaming grants this year include The North Shore Chorus Society, North Vancouver Celtic Ensemble, and North Shore Theatre for Children.

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A12 - North Shore News - Friday, May 4, 2012

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - North Shore News - A13

PULSE

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE

Second City alumni doing it for laughs as Women Fully Clothed: Page 15 Presentation House Theatre hosting six nights of drama: Page 16 Codie Prevost focuses on the road ahead: Page 25 Handsworth student starring in new Hansel & Gretel ballet: Page 28

HEADWATER (Tim Tweedale, Jonas Shandel, Patrick Metzger and Matt Bryant) perform at the Biltmore Cabaret tonight.

HEADWATER EXPAND THEIR SOUND ON NEW ALBUM

Refined roots

Strong showing for super heroes in The Avengers: Page 30 Interactive Bear 71 opens the DOXA Documentary Film Festival: Page 32 Filmmaker Brishkay Ahmed explores politics of the burqa at DOXA fest: Page 33 More online at www.nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/ NSNPulse

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■ Headwater, album release party, tonight, Friday, May 4, at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret. Also featuring C.R. Avery & The Madison 22 Revue, and The River & The Road. Doors: 8 p.m. Tickets: $15, visit www.ticketweb.ca.

Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

WHILE it might seem counter-intuitive to some, Headwater’s Matt Bryant believes that in today’s world, musicians have a better shot at making it than ever before. “There’s a whole world of communication technology and if you utilize it and you work hard at making good music, I think you’ve got a better chance now than you’ve ever had. . . . because there’s no obstacles between you and your fans,” he says. Innovation is key, as is taking charge, says Bryant. “What we’re basically seeing, I think, is the creation of musician as an entrepreneur, as a job now,” he says. “You cannot possibly expect to rely on anyone else to help you.” Taking risks and responsibility for one’s craft and career is something Bryant, Headwater’s co-frontman, knows a thing or two about. Laughingly calling himself and his band mates hustlers and total goofballs, willing to do whatever it takes to grow their audience, Headwater is continuing to not only make it work, but to take steps toward making it big.

“If an independent band like us can go tour Europe for a profit three times, then I think that’s a good sign,” he says. Headwater, which is celebrating its 10-year anniversary, is active on a variety of social media sites. Beyond Myspace, Facebook and Twitter, the band also has a presence on SoundCloud and Sonicbids. And, they’ve made approximately $83,000 over the last four years by performing on the B.C. Ferries’ Tsawwassen to Swartz Bay route. “We’ve cornered the marketplace,” says Bryant. “We just get on board as paying customers and sit down at the front of the boat and then about half an hour into the sailing we pick up our instruments and play a gentle song and people clap, and then we’re rolling,” he laughs. “By the end, we’ve sold them all CDs.” Founded by Lynn Valley natives Bryant and Jonas Shandel, Headwater is releasing its third album, Push, tonight at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret. The EP is a follow to their 2006 debut, My Old Friend, and 2009’s Lay You Down. Push marks a departure for the band, seeing them move slightly away from their folk roots and initial “tractor jazz” leanings and instead adopt more of a pop vibe. “We sort of got back to the tunes that really inspired us growing up and through our whole lives,” says Bryant, who now lives in East Vancouver. “For me that’s a lot of pop-heavy stuff and a lot of ’80s pop and especially a lot of Peter Gabriel,” he says. The mega recording artist has long been a major influence on Bryant “I come back to him and again and again and again when I’m trying to get See All page 25


A14 - North Shore News - Friday, May 4, 2012

CALENDAR

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - North Shore News - A15

THEATRE

Second City alumni doing it for laughs

Veteran quartet bringing their sketch comedy to West Coast ■ Women Fully Clothed presents Older & Hotter, Centennial Theatre, Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m.

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“MARTY and Eugene and Andrea and Gilda.”

It may seem like a normal list of friend’s names until you realize Jayne Eastwood is talking about comedy legends Martin Short, Eugene Levy, Andrea Martin and Gilda Radner. Speaking from her home in Ontario during a recent interview, Eastwood recalls her early days on stage with Toronto’s Second City, and casually mentions a roster of impressive performers she calls friends. The list also includes “Danny” Aykroyd and Joe Flaherty, who is also her brother-inlaw. Eastwood, who has appeared in Canadian stage, film and TV productions for more than 30 years (including the series Little Mosque on the Prairie, and the movies Chicago, Hairspray and My Big Fat Greek Wedding), spent seven months with the troupe, but admits she was shocked when they hired her because improv was definitely out of her comfort zone. “I’d be better now, I think, but I’m not quick on my feet,” she says. “I was more of a scripted kind of actor.” When asked why she decided to audition, she replies quickly: “Because I’m nuts.” She calls the audition “terrifying,” noting performers had to go through a revolving door on stage five times and each time come out as a different character. Despite her relatively short time with the comedy troupe, however, Eastwood says the cast treats her like one of the gang. “We are Second City alumni till the day we die. Once you’re in it, you are so in it,” she says. It’s not surprising to learn then that Eastwood is currently

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A16 - North Shore News - Friday, May 4, 2012

THEATRE

North Shore hosting six nights of drama Plays vie for Mainstage slot in Kamloops

out of hand but do not and Pierce Ivan who inhabits suffering in two markedly different ways. The one element this production lacks is the solidity needed in the role of the psychiatrist who helps Anne.

■ North Shore Zone of Theatre BC Festival of Plays at Presentation House May 6-12 at 8 p.m. Box office: 604-990-3474.

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THE Canucks may be on the golf course, but if it’s competition you crave in May, check out the Festival of Plays coming to Presentation House next week. In fact there are playoffs happening all over British Columbia right now as community theatre groups compete regionally for a shot at representing their geographic zone at Theatre BC Mainstage 2012 in Kamloops June 30-July 7. The North Shore zone of Theatre BC will be hosting six nights of drama, ending with awards determined by adjudicator Scott Swan and audience members who purchase a week-long pass and vote for the People’s Choice Awards. Buy the festival pass, save money, second-guess the adjudicator and tell everyone that you loved their work until they are out of earshot. Actually, most community theatre groups are not like that at all. There is a lot of

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NORTH Vancouver Community Players present David Gow’s Bea’s Niece at Presentation House on Wednesday, May 9 at 8 p.m. as part of the North Shore Zone of Theatre BC Festival of Plays. mutual respect and support at these festivals — which is why I always feel torn when I am negative about any of the competing entries. I’ve seen two: one kept me fully engrossed for two hours while the other had me wishing my wrist watch was luminous.

Usual warning: If you have any thought of going to the festival, stop reading now. ■ Bea’s Niece North Vancouver Community Players’ entry is David Gow’s mental mystery about a woman in a psychiatric

institution who has “lost her place in time.” It’s a challenging script and one that confuses by design at times, but director Karen Golden and an excellent cast offer sufficient clues and clarity that what is fantasy and what is reality are fairly easy to discern

— truth is always more difficult since everyone has their own version. Lisa Pope does a tremendous job in the demanding central role of Anne with superb support from Karen Golden in a couple of roles that could easily get

■ These Shining Lives Melanie Marnich’s script is less a play than historical manipulation. Even if the ugly story of Illinois factory girls being poisoned by the radium they used in their well-paid jobs is not known, it’s no secret 30 minutes into These Shining Lives. Pretty much everything is predictable after that, so the audience had better care about the central character Catherine Donohue and what happens to her, or there’s no point to the rest of the play. In this Deep Cove Stage Society production, Mandana Namazi almost pulls this off. Donohue’s journey is split between the developing relationships she shares at work and the one that takes place at home. Unfortunately in this production, only her time at the Radium Dial Company comes to life. Marco Pennino as Donohue’s husband Tom has zero chemistry with Namazi — and unfortunately in his other roles — and the production suffers. The set is an odd mix of elements, but the initially interesting furniture and its movement becomes annoyingly intrusive and laboured. But don’t take my word for any of this. The whole point of festival week is arriving at your own conclusions.

Audience recognizes the slings and arrows of everyday life From page 15 on tour with some of her Second City family members in a show called Women Fully Clothed, which also features Robin Duke, Kathryn Greenwood, and Teresa Pavlinek, all known for their work in Canadian comedy, and all Second City alumni. The current production is a sequel to the group’s original and

critically acclaimed first show titled Women Fully Clothed. This incarnation comes with the subtitle, “Older and Hotter.” Eastwood says it was Duke’s idea to create the show about nine years ago. “I think she was feeling frustrated coming up to Toronto from Los Angeles and just seeing the lack of work that there is for funny women of our age,” she says. “Men don’t seem to

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know how to write for women of our age, so there aren’t a lot of parts.” Duke wrote Women Fully Clothed in collaboration with the other three cast members. “Everybody’s from Second City, so everybody’s used to writing except me, I’m not the writer in the group,” says Eastwood, but adds about her contribution: “There’s some one-liners that I can point to in that show. I seem to be the queen of one-liners.” She explains that Women Fully Clothed is a tightly written show with specific beats, and each scene is connected by an arc. Improv is only used in an emergency, such as when someone forgets her lines, which doesn’t happen often. “We like to say it’s like the slings and arrows of everyday life,” says Eastwood of the show’s content, noting they don’t pander to any one age group, so the show appeals to men and women ages 20 and up. “I think because the stuff we do means a lot to us, it means a lot to the audience too. There’s some major identity laughter coming from the audience.” Eastwood says the show is sketch comedy for gown-ups. “It’s sketch comedy with music, but it’s like you’re coming to see a play,” she explains. “Every night is fun on that stage. To have people laughing for two hours straight, it doesn’t get any better than that.” This tour has mainly featured one-off shows rather than longer runs, so Eastwood says it has felt like being in a band on a concert tour. “It feels pretty fresh every time we do it.” When asked if there have been any memorable moments on the tour like someone falling off stage, Eastwood replies in true comedy fashion with a hearty laugh: “No. I’m always afraid I’m going to fall off stage.” Women Fully Clothed presents “Older and Hotter” at Centennial Theatre Wednesday, May 9, at 7:30 p.m. For tickets and info visit www.centennialtheatre.com. To view clips from Women Fully Clothed visit the website www.womenfullyclothed.com.


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A18 - North Shore News - Friday, May 4, 2012

NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARINGS 3053-3059 EDGEMONT BOULEVARD: BYLAW 1278 (BYLAW 7922)

1131 FREDERICK ROAD: OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT (BYLAW 7930) AND REZONING (BYLAW 7883)

A Public Hearing is scheduled for 7:00 pm on TUESDAY, May 15, 2012, in the Council Chamber of the District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, B.C., to allow the public to make representation to Council respecting matters contained in proposed Bylaws 7922. Written submissions will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

A Public Hearing is scheduled for 7:00 pm on TUESDAY, May 15, 2012, in the Council Chamber of the District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, B.C., to allow the public to make representation to Council respecting matters contained in proposed Bylaws 7930 and 7883. Written submissions will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing.

BYLAW 7922

The District of North Vancouver Rezoning Bylaw 1278 (Bylaw 7922)

BYLAW 7930

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Mr. Tom Bell, GBL Architects

The District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Bylaw 7900, 2011, Amendment Bylaw 7930, 2012 (Amendment 3)

Subject Lands:

3053-3059 Edgemont Boulevard legally described as Lot B Block 41, District Lot 599, Plan 13502, PID: 008-581-231 and shown in the following map:

BYLAW 7883

Rezoning Bylaw 1265

Applicant:

Mr. James Fox, Wedgewood Ventures

Subject Lands:

1131 Frederick Road legally described as Lot A, Blocks 11 and 12, District Lot 2023, Plan 16008, PID: 007-601-981 and shown in the following map:

Proposed Amendment:

Bylaw 7922 proposes to rezone the commercial property at Edgemont Boulevard and West Queens Road from Commercial 2 to Comprehensive Development Zone 65 (CD 65).

Proposed Amendment:

Purpose:

The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment will allow for the development of a three-storey retail, service, and office building. Purpose:

Bylaw 7930 amends the OCP Land Use map to designate a small portion of land north of Hastings Creek from Residential level 3: Attached Residential to Institutional, and the Hastings Creek corridor to Parks, Open Space and Natural Areas. Bylaw 7883 rezones the subject site from Public Assembly to Comprehensive Development 66, to enable the development of four townhouse units, and the adjoining riparian area from Public Assembly to Natural Parkland. The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment will allow for the subdivision of a surplus portion of Argyle School site (an old parking lot south of Hastings Creek) and develop four townhouse units in two duplex buildings.

Copies of the bylaw, Council resolution, supporting staff report and other relevant background material are available from May 2, 2012, at the District of North Vancouver Clerkâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Office (Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, between 8:00 am and 4:30 pm) or online at www.dnv.org/public_hearing. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Steven Petersson, Community Planner, at 604-990-2378. James A Gordon Municipal Clerk District of North Vancouver 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC, V7N 4N5 Main Line 604-990-2311 www.dnv.org

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Clothing sale: North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver, will host a clothing sale this Friday, May 4, 1:30-4 p.m. to raise funds for four youths travelling to Rwanda this summer for a mission trip through Youth Unlimited. Shirts, pants, sweaters and skirts are $5; jackets and coats are $10. Clothing suitable for pre-teens and teens. Leftover clothing will be donated to the Salvation Army. Fashion show: North Vancouver-based fashion exclusive deal site Wear Those Deals will present a fashion show to showcase retailers featured on the site on Sunday, May 6, 1-4 p.m. at Heritage Hall, 3102 Main St., Vancouver. Tickets, $20, with $5 from each ticket sale to be donated to the Cinderella Project. Swag bags and door prizes. For more details, visit http://eepurl. com/kdbYj. Treat Mom with a ticket to

The Bay Park Royal’s Pretty Please cosmetics, fragrance and jewelry gala next Tuesday, May 8, 6-9 p.m. Limited tickets are available in store for $10 of which $2 will be donated to the Look Good Feel Better campaign, helping women with cancer. Special gifts with purchase at every counter. The first 300 ticket holders will receive goodie bags that evening. Experience all the new spring and summer colours and scents. Book your tickets and appointments as space is limited.Starting this Saturday, May 5, The Bay, Park Royal, will be open for latenight shopping: Wednesdays, Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays until 9 p.m. and Sundays to 6 p.m. Fashion Lates: Top Shop at The Bay, Vancouver downtown, will stay open late on Wednesday, May 9, for a special event, 69 p.m. with complimentary makeovers, gift with purchase and a chance to win a $500 shopping spree. View the spring/summer collections online at www.thebay.com/ topshop. Beauty evening: Join the team at Techniks & Barb’s Skincare & Esthetics on Thursday, May 10, 6-9 p.m. for an evening with Sanitas Skincare of Boulder, Colo., and René Furterer Hair & Scalp Treatments of Paris, France. Estheticians will assess skin and scalp health through the use of CapilliScope and SkinScope. Wine and cheese

will be served. Service and product discounts available when purchased during the event. RSVP at 604-983-2880 or skincare.barb@hotmail.com. The location is 225 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver. Fill A Truck event will take place nationwide in 70 communities on Saturday, May 19. Donate your gently used clothing and small electronics to help reach a goal of collecting one million kilograms of donated items across Canada through the Clothesline program. All net proceeds directly support the Canadian Diabetes Association and its diabetes research, education and advocacy efforts. Drop your donations in the truck at Lynnwood Inn, 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. on Saturday, May 19. Every donation qualifies for a local prize. Visit diabetes.ca/fillatruck for contest rules and regulations. Clothesline accepts reusable clothing, all cloth-based items, shoes, boots, books, jewelry, cellphones, cameras and laptops. Electronic items should be sealed in a separate plastic bag. — Compiled by Layne Christensen Fashion File is a weekly column. Priority is given to North Shore events and organizations. If your business or charity is planning an event, send your information as early as possible to lchristensen@nsnews.com.

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

Double take JAYME Knox (left) and Lorraine Elliott show how to wear a spring look two ways during a customer appreciation event April 15 at West Vancouver’s Orquidea boutique. Knox shows a silk-print garment from Italian label Nuovi Sarti as a strapless dress while Elliott wears the same item as a skirt paired with a Cecile Benac shrug, all from Orquidea.


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CALENDAR From page 14 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7266 or rpayne@ westvancouver.ca. Painter’s Landing: A limited number of artists are invited to work, exhibit and sell art on the grass areas adjoining the Ferry Building Gallery 9 a.m.-9 p.m. daily until Oct. 31. Permit applications: email gallery@westvancouver.ca. Info: 604-925-7266. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604913-3634. On Our Walls: Work by textile artist Fariba Mirzaie will be on display until May 14. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604990-3700, ext. 8016 or www.northvanmuseum. ca. John B. Holdcroft (1884-1975) — A Civil Engineer’s Photographic Eye: An exhibit of a small selection of photographic prints made from the Holdcroft collection will be on display until June 15. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-987-5612 or www. northvanmuseum.ca. Made in B.C. — Homegrown Design: An exhibit of the history of B.C. designs that includes a video presentation showcasing examples of B.C. designs from 1858 through 2008 will run until May 27. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit defining life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or www. presentationhousegall.com. C. 1983: Part two of a two-part group exhibition that looks at how Vancouver artists worked with camera images around 1983 will run until May 6. Ron Andrews Community Space: 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-7182. Face-Off: Nimbus Two artists will display their mask themed work until May 27

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Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. Info: 604-924-1378 or www.seymourartgallery. com. Start With Art: An exhibition which aims to educate children and cultivate the love of art will run until May 13. Professionals will show their work and share stories about how they became artists. Work will be priced at a kid friendly range and is only available for purchase by kids 16 and younger. Shift: Artists for Kids Academy students will present an exhibition which showcases artwork of graduating students May 15-21. SFU Teck Gallery: Room 1600, 515 West Hastings St., Vancouver. Info: 778-782-4266. Curt Lang: Vancouver 1972: A symposium on Lang’s varied life followed by a walking tour of the exhibition currently on display Wednesday, May 9, 7 p.m. Copies of Claudia Cornwall’s biography of Curt Lang will be available for purchase. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. Info: 604-925-7292 or www. silkpurse.ca. A Retrospective: An exhibition of paintings and sculptures by the late Ryszard Wojciechowski will run until May 13. There will be a lecture on his life and work Sunday, May 6, 2-4 p.m. Imprints: Painter Zoe Evamy will show her watercolour works from May 15 to 27. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 15, 6-8 p.m. Space Emmarts Studio: 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-375-0694 or www. emmarts.ca. Show and Sale: The first Saturday of each month noon-5 p.m. Studio Art Gallery at Capilano University: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Gallery Hours: Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. Studio Art Grad Show: Students will display their works of printmaking, sculptures, drawings and paintings until May 11. Studio 195 Gallery: 195 Pemberton Ave., North See more page 22

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

COLLEEN Rae Lornie is featured with Philip Richard Black (left) and Dan Weber in First Impressions Theatre’s production of Norm Foster’s comedy The Love List at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre. The play opened last night and runs through May 19, Wednesdays through Saturdays at 8 p.m. Call 604-929-9456 or go to FirstImpressionsTheatre.com for tickets.

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CALENDAR From page 21 Vancouver. Hours: Wednesday-Friday, 2-5 p.m., Sunday, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. and by appointment. First Saturdays: Community artists will open their studios the first Saturday of every month, noon-5 p.m. West Vancouver Community Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Spring Art Sale: The North Shore Artist’s Guild will hold its annual sale Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. There will be over 300 works of art by more than 90 artists. West Vancouver Jewelry Market: A community show featuring local handmade jewelry Sunday, May 6, 10 a.m.-3 p.m. Info: www.westvancouver. ca/craftmarket. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7407 or www. westvanlib.org. Reading Into Teens: An introspective exhibit featuring self portraits and day-in-the-life drawings by Grade 9 students in West Vancouver will run from May 4 to 31. West Vancouver Museum: 680 17th St., West Vancouver. Museum hours: Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Info: 604-925-7295 or www. westvancouvermuseum.ca. The Mill Project: Bruce Emmett explores subcultural identity, local history, heritage and the debate around public space May 9-June 16. Opening reception: Tuesday, May 8, 7 p.m. Artist Talk: Saturday, June 9, 1:30 p.m. CONCERTS Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre: 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Tickets: 604990-7810 or www.capilanou.ca/nscucentre. Cap Jazz Series: French gypsy jazz quartet Samarabalouf will perform Sunday, May 13 at 8 p.m. Deep Cove Coffee House: Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: lindabates@shaw.ca or 604-9294019. See more page 29

West Van grad showcase

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

COLLINGWOOD secondary schools’ Lisa Evans, Grade 12 student Samantha Loren and District 45 school superintendent Chris Kennedy get a sneak preview of this year’s Grad Show 2012 at The Ferry Building. The mixed-media art show, featuring work created by senior students from Collingwood, Mulgrave, Rockridge, Sentinel and West Vancouver, opens tonight with a reception from 6 to 9 p.m. The show runs through May 13, Tuesday to Sunday 11-5 p.m.

Clubhouse Official Opening Celebration Saturday, May 5, 2012

The Bowen Island Golf Club cordially invites you to participate in the official opening of our new clubhouse, a beautiful public amenity for all to enjoy. Please join us on Saturday, May 5 for a FREE round of golf in celebration of this momentous occasion. Official Opening Celebration Events * FREE GOLF from 9:00am-5:00pm, book your tee time now by calling 604.947.GOLF (4653) or email proshop@bowengolf.com

*A tee time will guarantee 9 holes of FREE golf, a second 9 is subject to availability

From ranchers to berry pickers. “Styles of the times” is the first in our four-part series – Our Changing Landscapes. Home design speaks of the North Shore’s history from berry-picker cottages to ranchers to the ubiquitous bungalow. And what exactly is West Coast style?

* FREE Shuttle Bus transportation from Snug Cove ferry terminal to the golf course available from 9:00am-3:00pm * Prize draws for all participants, golfers and non golfers * Official ceremonies, ribbon and cake cutting, and flag raising at 11:00am * FREE cake and coffee * Food and beverage served all day in the new Cup Cutter restaurant The Bowen Island Golf Club greatly appreciates and acknowledges the assistance of the Province of British Columbia Bowen Island Golf Club

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MUSIC

Prevost focuses on road ahead

Young country star developing solid credentials

BEING THERE

Nicholas M. Pescod Contributing Writer

CURIOSITY created the country musician.

LIL B LIVE & DIRECT

Taking things from your parent’s room at the age of 13 doesn’t always result in positive endings. But that’s exactly what happened for country music artist Codie Prevost. “My mom had an acoustic guitar upstairs in her closet,” Prevost says. “One day I snuck upstairs and took the guitar down to the basement and I kind of locked myself in a room for three years or so and taught myself to play.” He began writing his own music and started a rock band at his high school. Now 27, Prevost has released two full-length albums titled The Road Ahead and Get Loud and an additional six-track EP. He has also received numerous awards and accolades including a 2011 CCMA Rising Star nomination. He is also a three-time recipient of the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards Fans Choice Entertainer of the Year Award. “That was one of the photo supplied biggest awards that I had received,” he says. “That one RISING country music star Codie Prevost won several awards including Entertainer of the Year on April 22 at is from the fans . . . and it’s a the Saskatchewan Country Music Awards. great feeling.” Prevost and his manager put together a five-year However, a funny thing happened on the day he In April Prevost performed at the Saskatchewan business plan and went to Community Futures, went to buy one. Country Music Awards weekend in Prince Albert an organization that gives out small business loans “I went into the store and I was trying out a and later this year he will be performing at the entrepreneurs in rural areas, office and made their pitch. bunch of electric guitars and I just decided to hop Canadian Junior A Championship RBC Cup in “They approved the small business loan and that’s into the acoustic guitar room for a bit and I ended Humboldt and at Canadian Country Music Week in how I was able to go down to Nashville,” Provost up buying my first acoustic guitar,” Prevost says. Saskatoon. says. “It was tough to find the funding. So when we “Ever since then I have been performing country Prevost’s pathway into the country music scene went into Community Futures and they approved music.” really began when he was just 17. the funding, it was a pretty exciting moment.” Provost’s first album, The Road Ahead was “I had a close uncle of mine who really loved “Without that loan I would have probably been released in 2005 and was recorded in Nashville, country music,” Prevost says. “He played guitar and stalled for even longer,” he adds. Tennessee produced by fellow Canadian Steve Fox. he unfortunately passed away and I had to go to When Prevost decided to record his second “For the first record I wrote I knew that Calgary to attend the funeral.” album, Spin 6-Pak Vol. 1 in 2008, Community Steve wanted to produce it and help me down in Prevost planned to take the money he had saved Nashville,” Prevost says. “I just wasn’t sure how I up working in road construction in the summer and was going to obtain the funding for the record.” purchase an electric guitar on his trip to Calgary. See Prevost page 27

All four members were involved in writing process From page 13

something to sound good — ‘How would Peter Gabriel do this? He always seems to do it,’” he says. New artists like Katy Perry (whose tracks “Teenage Dream” and “I Kissed a Girl” are common covers in Headwater’s live shows), have also made an impact. “Katy Perry would be pretty easy to decry because she seems so bubblegum and synthetic, but as a musician when you look behind what’s there, you go, ‘Man, this tune is incredible.’ It’s like, ‘Yeah it’s bubblegum and yeah, it’s synthetic, but who cares? It’s great,’” laughs Bryant. “‘Teenage Dream’ will, without fail, fill a dance floor. Period,” he adds. While Push marks a gear shift for the band regarding writing and arranging, the instrumentation remains largely the same — acoustic instruments like mandolin, banjo and guitar are still present. “It just seemed like we were writing tunes that needed more of a pop sort of treatment to them, and

that needed a big fatback beat behind it from the drums and were calling for some electric guitars,” says Bryant. Bryant credits the fact that the members of Headwater are pushing 30 (either edging towards the milestone or recently passed it) with their interest in putting their original stamp on things. Increased confidence in themselves as musicians and people also seeped into Push’s lyrical content. “The theme that kept coming through again was self-confidence and self-assurance and different plays on that idea and some of them negative and some of them positive,” says Bryant, adding that the tunes were also shaped by some pretty major relationship shifts for he and Shandel. Bryant’s favourite track on the new record is “All Good Things.” “The chorus says, ‘All good things come baby/All good things come round’ and it’s like ‘Yeah, you don’t need to be in a hurry or anything, things are fine. It’s going to work out.’ You really feel good at the end when it gets going,” he says.

While Bryant and Shandel are typically the driving force behind Headwater’s writing, the songs on Push came together through a more collaborative process this time around, with all four members credited on each track. They actually recorded the songs twice on their own before officially laying them down in the studio. Bryant and Shandel served as producers, along with Bill Buckingham and Marc L’Esperance. “Jonas and I really grew as producers on this record,” says Bryant. “It was just great to actually have the language, after doing this for a while, to ask for what you’re imagining.” Push is streamable online and first single “Your Love” is available for free digital download via their website, headwater.ca. A video for the song, filmed in North Vancouver, has just been released. In addition to tonight’s Biltmore show, Headwater is also scheduled to play the Jericho Folk Club Tuesday, May 8 at 7:30 p.m., the Biltmore again on June 14 and the Vancouver International Jazz Festival June 23.

Rapper extends his 15 at Five Sixty

■ Lil B at Five Sixty, Thursday, April 26.

Alysa Lechner Contributing Writer

THE world’s longest ever 15 minutes just might belong to Lil B. Born Brandon McCartney, Lil B is a 22-year-old Bay Area rapper who is the epitome of a riddle wrapped in a mystery, inside an enigma, wrapped in a grill, hefts of necklaces and a nose ring. Having released three mix tapes, lectured at NYU (yep), and played a handful of concerts in April alone, one would think his prolificness would have provided some clarity by now, but B’s modus operandi remains just as cryptic today as it did when he first surfaced on the music scene. Lil B’s foray into rap began with hip-hop group The Pack, who are best known for their hit “Vans” (yes, the skate shoe). But no one really cares about that. What B is actually best known for is his completely self-made solo career. In 2010, Lil B drowned himself in social media tactics to disseminate his music and build a cult-like online following, boasting over 155 MySpace profiles and hundreds of thousands of Twitter followers. B’s following is also fueled by his genre-bending style of music, which has essentially translated into a religion called “Based” (of which B is the “Based God,” respectively). At a very fundamental level, “Based” music is about being positive and being yourself (which can also mean being negative, too). Reflecting the “true to yourself” nature of the “Based” movement, Lil B’s rap style is a complete stream of consciousness, which is criticized as much as it is praised. Some claim B is a terrible, monotone rapper, who raps like a child telling a run-on story (“and then, and then, and then . . .”), See How page 26


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MUSIC

Actress moves into new sonic territory

photo Warner Music Canada

ABBOTSFORD’S Victoria Duffield will be one of the homegrown pop stars performing at the PNE’s Summer Playland Festival July 6-8. Her gig takes place on Sunday, July 8 at 3:30 p.m. on the Park Stage.

PNE launches Summer Playland

THE Pacific National Exhibition announced the lineup Tuesday for their massive new Summer Playland Festival set for July 6-8.

The roster will feature 21 acts performing on two stages (PNE Amphitheatre and Park Stage) over three days. Performers scheduled to take the stage include Carly Rae

Jepsen, Victoria Duffield, Dragonette and Cobra Starship. Tickets to the music festival will include access to Playland. Single day ticket prices range from $59 to $129, while three-day passes will go for $159 to $329. Both go on sale Saturday, May 5 at 10 a.m. through Ticket Leader (www.ticket-leader.ca or 1-888236-2947) or www.PNE.ca. For complete lineup information and event details visit spf2012.ca. — John Goodman

■ Actress — R.I.P. (Honest Jon’s) Rating: 8 (out of 10) Actress, of course, is no lady. For much of the past decade the U.K. electronica entrepreneur (label owner, producer, DJ, composer) Darren Cunningham has been pumping out streams of extemely addictive music skirting the parameters of hip-hop, house and other clubCD REVIEWS affiliated techno concoctions. Born in Wolverhampton, Cunningham played football for West Brom right up until a knee injury at 19 sent him fulltime into music. His first tracks came out on his own Werk Discs label in 2004 with an album, Hazyville, following in 2008. He released the brilliant Splazsh on Honest Jon’s Records in 2010. On R.I.P. Actress dials down the beats with no loss of originality in the music. The tracks are for the most part atmospheric soundscapes that stick to a steady 4/4 rhythm or wander off into almost beatless territory. There’s usually at least a pulse moving through the sound such as the record surface scratches that rotate in and out of “Jardin.” Some of the material is reminiscent of David Bowie’s ambient Low period in Berlin with Brian Eno while Autechre’s subtle electronic experimentations are another precursor to Actress’ shift away from overt beat music. Only time will tell as to whether R.I.P. is just a blip in his oeuvre — Cunningham recently informed The Guardian that he is planning to record his follow-up disc, Ghettoville, in Jamaica. — John Goodman

Upcoming releases

May 8 Damon Albarn — Dr. Dee; Geoff Barrow & Ben Salisbury — DROKK: Music Inspired by Mega-City One; Silversun Pickups — Neck of the Woods. May 15 Beach House — Bloom; Best Coast — The Only Place; Garbage — Not Your Kind of People; Saint Etienne — Words and Music by Saint Etienne.

How else could a Lil B show end? From page 25

while others believe that this rawness is exactly what makes him a great and even talented rapper. Pitchfork has even rated some of his (25!) mix tapes and (5!) albums in the prestigious upper echelons of 8s. So when I heard that he was playing the Winnie Cooper four-year anniversary at Five Sixty, it was pretty much a no-brainer to attend. The crowd was exactly what I expected. Hipsters in only their best ironic garb (see: “We Trippy Mane” graphic Tees, a gold necklace with an actual Volkswagen hood ornament pendant), a handful of “Based B*tches” (including a girl who intermittently flashed Lil B throughout the concert screaming “BASED GOD”), people with spatulas and wooden spoons in their back pockets (as an homage to B’s now famous “cooking dance”), and a whole slew of people just too curious not to attend. Observing the attendees, I began to wonder whether B was April Foolsing us all with some weird social experiment in which the real spectacle was the spectators themselves. By 11:15 p.m., anticipation of Based enlightenment had reached its peak and people began to edge ever closer to the sides of the stage. I positioned myself against the right side of the stage near the stairs in the hopes that Lil B would float past me during his entrance. Turns out the Based Gods were on my side that night because at 11:30, a few security guards told us to stand clear of the stairs. Directly behind me was a doorway that led to other floors of the venue and a few security guards had lined its corridor as well. We all knew why. B’s notorious resplendent entrance music began to play and everyone swarmed the doorway. Finally, he appeared. He coyly poked his head out like a hatching baby chick, and then immediately pulled back into the corridor as cameras began to flash en masse. He strutted back out and mounted the stage, launching incrowd favourite, “Ellen DeGeneres”, which the Based disciples knew word for word — and that’s not saying much because the majority of the song is literally just B repeating “Ellen DeGeneres.” As an Internet-made celebrity, B’s dedication to his fans is

second to none. He poured cups of Grey Goose and handed them out to people between songs, and at one point even gave a girl the whole bottle. I mean, everyone loves free booze but these kids were climbing all over each other for a sip of this Kool-Aid. Fortunately the liquor didn’t affect the crowd’s sing-a-long abilities, as the whole venue sang along to “Bill Bellamy’s” almost nursery rhyme hook (“I got one felony, I got two felonies / I got three felonies, I got four felonies / I got five felonies, I got six felonies / I got seven felonies. B*tch, I’m Bill Bellamy”). And what would an evening with Lil B be without sporadic shouts of “Swag!” (“I Own Swag”) and some sexual vulgarity? All the crowd pleasers were well represented. But right at the pinnacle of Based enlightenment, something happened. The fire alarm went off and the set stopped. B shuffled around on stage and the security guards and venue employees looked unsure as all hell. Everyone spun their heads asking the same question as the people around them, “Is it over?” Not able to perform any more music, Lil B began to make his rounds through the crowd, touching anyone who extended an arm, autographing any item that anyone shoved in his face (passports, spatulas, hoodies, bras, foreheads, bus passes), and posing for photos. This impromptu meet-and-greet literally lasted for what would have been the remaining 20-30 minutes of the show. Now that’s dedication. Given its premature ending, I left the show feeling somewhat disappointed, but then realized, how else could a Lil B show have ended? Smoothly? Who am I kidding? The fire alarm was the perfect close to the show as it allowed B to showcase his extreme devotion to his fans; a devotion that is just as much a part of B’s identity as his music itself. It seems that every month a music critic predicts the expiry of Lil B’s 15 minutes, but this guy just won’t go away. B’s dedication to his fans and refusal to be pigeon-holed, or at the very least, understood, will keep him on the radar for longer than any of us would like to admit. And that probably makes us a lot happier than we’d like to admit either.


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MUSIC

Prevost proud of small-town farming roots From page 25 Future’s decided to partner up with him. “We went across Western Canada and went into different schools and talked to youth about following their dreams and what options were available at Community Futures,” he says. “I would tell the story of how I got my first loan from Community Futures to go do the record and I would play the songs I played in the boardroom.” photo submitted “I made it into a presentation. It was a really CODIE Prevost grew up in cool experience for me Archerwill, Saskatchewan. because I really love working with kids.” Prevost grew up in the small farming town of Archerwill, Saskatchewan, with a population of less than 500. “I think there are a lot of positive things about being from Saskatchewan,” Prevost says. “As a musician coming from this province you have to use creativity, more than not, to find shows.” Unlike a major urban area such as Montreal, Toronto or Vancouver there aren’t as many venues to perform at in Saskatchewan. Prevost began performing at small town pubs and bars but decided he needed to be more creative. He also started going into high schools and performing in front of students. “I’ve had to do a lot of different things,” Prevost says. “I decided early on to get out of the bar scene and do more concerts and shows.” “I grew up on a farm my whole life and just coming from that background has really helped me connect with the audience that I play in front of,” he adds. In 2010 Prevost appeared on an edition of ET Canada. “It’s pretty exciting for a small-town guy who comes from a town of about 300 people,” he says. “It was a great experience.” Prevost’s latest album Get Loud was produced by Tom McKillip in Vancouver and released in the summer of 2010. “Get Loud is a different album for me and the reason being is that on this album I decided to approach it a bit differently,” he says. “On the first two albums I really concentrated on recording all songs that I wrote.” Prevost decided to change how he approached building an album. He says he had more than 70 songs that he selected from with most of them being songs that he had written. “In the end I narrowed it down to the top 12 songs and I even put a cover song,” he says. “I took the best songs that I thought were going to make the best project possible. I am really excited and happy because I think Get Loud is my strongest project.” He is currently working on a new album that he expects to release this coming autumn. “I am probably going to be releasing it sometime in the fall or maybe early in 2013 and I am planning a tour across the country,” Prevost says. “That will probably happen in the fall right after CCMA time.” Prevost also has plans to release a new single this month. “I am excited to get it out there and get some new stuff on the radio,” Prevost says. Prevot’s single, “Standing Still,” off his latest album has received airtime on various radio stations in Canada and the music video was seen on CMT. His song “Spin” was named Country Song of the Year at the Independent Music Awards. Last year Prevost made his European debut with a performance at the Country Bike Festival in Tours, France. “Every year in France they put on an event called Canadian Country Music Night in Tours. Every year they bring in two Canadian acts,” Prevost says. “I wasn’t sure what to expect going over there. It was just such an exciting to travel to another country to share your music with people.” Prevost can currently be heard on a variety of radio stations in B.C., including stations in Kamloops, Terrace and Penticton. “I’ve been really lucky over the past five years,” Prevost says. “Not only to have support from my hometown but to have support from my team. It’s definitely not only the artist in any case there are always more people involved.”

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A28 - North Shore News - Friday, May 4, 2012

DANCE

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

HANDSWORTH secondary student Elizabeth Bishop is performing in the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel at Centennial Theatre on May 6.

COASTAL CITY BALLET’S HANSEL & GRETEL

Handsworth student starring in ballet

■ Coastal City Ballet presents Hansel & Gretel, Centennial Theatre, Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets 604-984-4484.

Layne Christensen lchristensen@nsnews.com

COASTAL City Ballet debuts its new ballet this weekend with a North Van teen in the title role. Elizabeth Bishop will be stepping out as Gretel in the world premiere of Hansel & Gretel when the local company brings its original story ballet to North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre on Sunday. This is the 17-year-old’s first leading role in a full-length ballet and the young dancer is looking forward to the performance. “There’s a lot of acting in it and so it’s really fun to do,” says the Grade 12 student

who first slipped on ballet shoes when she was two. Bishop is enrolled in the North Vancouver school district’s peak performance program, which allows her to attend half-days at Handsworth secondary so that she can train daily at Pacific DanceArts in Vancouver. Pacific DanceArts formed Coastal City Ballet in September 2011 to offer preprofessional dancers local performance opportunities to help them develop their craft. Bishop won the role of Gretel after auditioning for choreographer Irene Schneider, former artistic director of Germany’s Magdeburg Ballet, who was commissioned by Coastal City Ballet to create the work for its inaugural season. Adapted from 19th century German See Whimsical page 29


Friday, May 4, 2012 - North Shore News - A29

CALENDAR From page 22 Jazz Duo: Vocalist Brittni Noble and guitarist Jared Smith will perform a wide variety of tunes Friday, May 11 at 9 p.m. Doors open at 7 p.m. and warm-up acts begin at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10 which includes refreshments. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Goldcorp Centre for the Arts: Simon Fraser University, 149 West Hastings St., Vancouver. Shamisen and Odori: A performance of the music and dance of Kabuki May 12, 8 p.m. and May 13, 2 p.m. Admission: $32. Tickets: www.tomoearts.org, www.sfuwoodwards.ca or 604-6075978. Highlands United Church: 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Spring Concert: North Shore Chamber Orchestra will perform Sunday, May 6 at 2:30 p.m. Admission: $10/$8/$5. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: www.kaymeekcentre.com or 604-913-3634. Amplifier 2012: An evening celebrating the power of youth performance Saturday, May 5 at 7 p.m. Admission: $15/$10. Ticket proceeds will go towards the Kilometres for Kids walk in support of BC Children’s hospital. Spring Concert: The West Vancouver Youth Band featuring beginner, junior and the concert band will perform Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. Admission by donation. Benefit Concert: Laurell will share her surf-styled, self penned tunes Friday, May 11, 6:30 p.m. as part of the Lions Gate Christian Academy’s spring gala. Tickets: $30. Season Finale Concert: The Vancouver Youth Symphony Orchestra will present an evening of orchestral favourites performed by members of the intermediate orchestra Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with Improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m. Mount Seymour United Church: 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Shakespeare in Song: The North Shore Chorus will sing a variety of music written to the words of Shakespeare and his contemporaries

Saturday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $15/$12/$5. Tickets: 604-983-6444, ext. 137, www.nschorus.com or at the door subject to availability. Mulgrave School: 2330 Cypress Bowl Lane, West Vancouver. Rico Musica: The British Columbia Boys Choir will perform songs from their Costa Rican tour Saturday, May 5 at 2 p.m. An auction and drinks will follow at 3 p.m. Admission: $20/$15/$10. Tickets: 1-888-909-8282. Info: www.bcboyschoir.org. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or www.silkpurse.ca. A Song on the Wind: Art songs with The Wind Song Trio Thursday, May 10 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Traditional Teahouse: 1552 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-551-1642. Talent Show: All with talent are invited to participate and watch a live local show every Thursday from 7 to 10 p.m. Admission: $5. Performance application fee: $10. The West Vancouver Heritage Choir will perform Sunday, May 6 at 1:30 p.m. Admission: $5.50, which includes refreshments. West Vancouver United Church: 2062 Esquimalt Ave., West Vancouver. The Vancouver Welsh Men’s Choir will perform old and new favourites Saturday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Admission: $25/$22. Tickets: www.vwmc.ca, 604-878-1190 or 604-922-9711. THEATRE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Older and Hotter: The Women Fully Clothed comedy team will perform a sequel with sketches and songs Wednesday, May 9 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $49.50. Info: www.womenfullyclothed.com. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: 604-929-3200 or www.deepcovestage.com. The Love List: A comedy that examines the quest for perfection Wednesdays-Saturdays, until May 19 at 8 p.m. Admission: $18/$16. Tickets: www.firstimpressionstheatre.com or 604-929-9456. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets and info: 604-990-3474 or www.phtheatre.org. The Mikado: The North Shore Light Opera Society will perform a

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Guild display art

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THE North Shore Artists’ Guild (including Elizabeth McLaren and Jennifer Tunner) will have their work set up in the main atrium and adjoining gym of the West Vancouver Community Centre for their annual Spring Art Sale Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m.-5 p.m.

Whimsical work taps into a comic tradition From page 28

composer Engelbert Humperdinck’s celebrated opera, the ballet is based on the Grimms’ fairy tale of a brother and sister who get lost in the woods and stumble upon a gingerbread house, unaware that they are in a witch’s trap. With its playful story, imaginative set and fanciful costumes, Hansel & Gretel is perfect for families and children of all ages, says the company’s artistic director Li Yaming, who read the story as a child in China, where tales by the brothers Grimm were popular alongside the stories of Hans Christian Andersen. “It’s a story that everyone can understand,” he says, adding that Hansel and Gretel, the opera, is popular and famous in Europe as a Christmas production.

“Often when audiences think of ballet, they envision the grand, romantic and tragic works like Sleeping Beauty and Swan Lake,” he notes in a release. “This misses out on an incredible tradition of light-hearted and comic ballets, such as Coppélia and La Fille Mal Gardé.” The enchantment of Hansel & Gretel adds to this whimsical balletic legacy. In the role of Hansel is Mauricio Teixeira, a young dancer from Brazil who is training with Pacific DanceArts on a scholarship. Company dancer Kanae Akatsuka, of Japan, will perform the role of Gretel in the production’s Maple Ridge performance on Saturday. Tickets for this Sunday’s 2 p.m. performance at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre are $32 for adults, $20 for students and seniors, available online at www. centennialtheatre.com or by calling 604-984-4484.

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Strong showing for superheroes ■ The Avengers. Directed by Joss Whedon. Starring Robert Downey Jr., Samuel L. Jackson, Scarlett Johansson and Mark Ruffalo. Rating: 9 (out of 10)

Julie Crawford

SHOWTIMES

Contributing Writer When announced, The Avengers struck some critics as a blatant cash grab: a movie featuring The Hulk, Black Widow, Iron Man, Thor and Hawkeye (whoever he was)? You might as well throw Julia Roberts, Sandra Bullock and Reese Witherspoon on the same soundstage for a “Legally Blonde Pretty Woman walks on the Blind Side” romantic comedy. But by the hammer of Thor, critics couldn’t have been more wrong!Yes, The Avengers promises to make a hulk-load of money. But there’s a decent film in there too, one with a big heart and a great sense of humour at its core. If you are one of the few people under retirement age who has not seen Iron Man, Thor and Captain America, find someone who can get you up to speed, fast. While some of the prequels leading up to this superhero love-in were less thrilling than others, they are essential viewing if you want to fully appreciate the film’s narrative. Case in point: we begin where Thor left off, with petulant half-brother Loki (Tom Hiddleston) determined to head an alien army hell-bent on enslaving Earth. Loki has found a doorway through space, and after making a grand entrance, proceeds to assemble his own personal army. He’s after the tesseract, a raw energy source that can move mountains, literally. After Loki takes off with the glowing blue cube, it leaves a black hole effect behind, sucking a massive research facility and much of the surrounding desert into the center of the earth, in an orgy of sound. And that’s all before the opening credits. S.H.I.E.L.D. director Nick Fury (Samuel L. Jackson) is trying to bring the world’s best brawn and brains together to form a heroic alliance. “You’re going to leave the fate of the human race in a handful of freaks?” Some heroes are See Action page 31

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Action rarely lags in The Avengers

From page 30

easier to recruit than others. After taking down a warehouse full of baddies — while tied to a chair, no less — Natasha Romanoff/Black Widow (Scarlett Johansson) is in. But gamma ray expert David Banner (Mark Ruffalo) is reluctant to come on board, in case his big, green alter ego should rear his ugly head. Thor (Chris Hemsworth) is back, talking funny (“What is this, Shakespeare in the Park?” quips Iron Man). Black Widow hints that she has a special interest in saving Clint Barton/ Hawkeye (Jeremy Renner, seen briefly in Thor) from Loki’s grip. Steve Rogers/Captain America (Chris Evans) is the moral compass for the group, his gung-ho patriotism a source of amusement for Tony Stark/Iron Man (Robert Downey Jr.). Iron Man is the wisenheimer of the motley alliance, cocksure and ready with a putdown for each one of his super-buddies. “Everything special about you came out of a bottle,” he snarks to Captain America. Downey Jr.’s dry-as-

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Bear 71 captures nature uninterrupted ■ DOXA Documentary Film Festival, May 4-13. Opening Night Gala featuring a live presentation of the NFB Digital Studio’s Bear 71. For complete schedule visit www. doxafestival.ca.

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THEY watched her for eight years. An electronic tracking device was placed around her neck and her movements were controlled, sometimes with force. Bear 71 is a short nature story that feels like a plea from an oppressed political dissident. The interactive website documentary, which chronicles the real life of a mother bear in Banff, is scheduled to hit the big screen Friday at St. Andrews-Wesley United Church as part of DOXA, the international documentary film festival. Not strictly a documentary, the intimate and interactive website grew from a broad assortment of video and photos. “My husband’s a park warden and he’d show me one the odd time,” says documentarian Leanne Allison of the thousands of photos of Bear 71 snapped by trail cameras. “I always found them really fascinating because there is no one framing the image and it feels to me like nature uninterrupted.” Despite the abundance of material about the bear, Allison says she wasn’t sure what to do with the photos until Jeremy Mendes joined the National Film Board project. “I saw these images and I was immediately struck by the odd nature of them and how they really challenged the notion of what wild is. But more importantly I saw surveillance,” Mendes says. “I started thinking about our own privacy.” While Mendes considered the parallels between the cameras that observed Bear 71 and the security cameras that record every customer at

7/11, Allison delved into the bear’s history. “There was tons known about her because she was collared at the age of three and essentially watched every day of her life,” Allison says. “There were piles and piles of notes about her behaviour, every single mate she had, all her cubs, where she tended to travel.” Allison’s previous film work includes trailing a migrating herd of caribou from the Yukon to Alaska and back for the documentary Being Caribou. Asked why that project appealed to her, she replies: “We wanted to tell their side of the story.” The desire to give a voice to the voiceless also emerges in Bear 71. “There was a time-lapse sequence where a train comes into frame, stays for about three hours, and then leaves, and there’s a big pile of grain left. And sure enough, about three hours later a grizzly bear comes down the tracks. Just at that moment I imagined what was going through her head. . . . ‘We were going to give Bear 71 a voice and she’s going to tell her story,’” she recalls deciding. Mendes agreed, and as the project progressed, the bear came to know more and more. “What if this bear is omniscient, knows everything about the Internet, has a really compelling, sexy voice, and just keeps you glued the whole time you’re listening to the story?” Mendes asks. The bear takes us through her life from the moment she was incapacitated by a park ranger’s dart. “The dart was full of something called Telazol,” the bear informs us. “Brought to you by Pfizer.” The bear’s narration was written by J.B. MacKinnon, one of the authors of The 100-Mile Diet, who gives the bear a voice that is both innocent and world-weary. Bear 71 refers to Banff National Park and the See Bear page 33


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Cheryl Rossi Contributing Writer

BRISHKAY Ahmed assumed burqas had always been the norm in Afghanistan until her father told her otherwise.

While reviewing the subtitled scenes of Afghan divorcees clad in blue burqas streaming in and out of a Kabul legal centre in her 2010 documentary Reclaiming Rights, the Vancouver filmmaker says her father, a former Counsel General of Afghanistan, told her that the burqa wasn’t an Afghan garment. Ahmed was shocked. She recalled Afghanistan-the country she’d left when she was five — through the photos in her parents’ album, which showed her mother decked in sleeveless dresses, mini skirts and stylish slacks. But those images had long been knocked out of her consciousness by the images of shrouded, faceless women she’d seen on BBC and CNN. photos supplied Ahmed travelled to Afghanistan in 2011 to explore FILMMAKER Brishkay Ahmed’s Story of Burqa: Case of a Confused Afghan premieres at the DOXA Documentary Film Festival with a the history and origin of the screening Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. at Empire Granville 7 Cinemas. burqa in her native land. According to Ahmed, many Afghanis, including herself until Her Story of Burqa: Case of making the film, don’t realize that burqas weren’t always the norm. a Confused Afghan premieres at the DOXA Documentary Film “Anybody from 15 to about 40 assumes Afghanistan is the way Festival, May 10. it was under the Taliban because all images were burned, films were “I have nine-year-old girls who are twins, and that is the main From page 32 burned . . . They’re the ones who are shocked and partially because reason why I wanted the film to finish this year,” the 36-year-old two, three million of them left Afghanistan and were raised in resident of Oakridge says. “Because nine years old is when Islamic Bow River Valley as “The Grid” as she passes similarly tagged and Pakistan or in Iran. So it’s that middle gap that does not understand numbered deer, bobcats, and elk. extremists begin covering up the girls entirely. It’s that age when what our country used to be, and they’re the ones that I’m trying they say a girl has become a woman.” Lumbering beneath the overpass that splits her habitat, Bear 71 to reach and awaken,” she says. “The older people my father’s age Ahmed explores the burqa on Davie Street, in tailors’ shops details the methods park rangers use to control her movements. or the experts I interviewed, oh my God, they’re dying to get rid of in Afghanistan, through interviews with women, husbands and “They call it aversive conditioning. I call it rubber bullets.” this cloth. Over and over they make that statement.” highranking Afghan historians and officials. The film incorporates As a wise animal locked in a world ruled by technology, Bear 71 Ahmed supports women’s choice to dress modestly and wear bits of stock footage and animation. is occasionally reminiscent of the hero in a dystopian science fiction She shoots from inside the often polyester garment to show how the hijab to cover their hair, but she believes the burqa should be film, like Neo in The Matrix. banned everywhere. difficult it is to see and move with a mesh panel covering one’s eyes The feeling is augmented by an unsettling score by Radiohead. “I have never met a woman in Afghanistan who has said she has and limited peripheral vision. Still, Allison and Mendes never let the audience forget they’re worn the burqa because she likes it — never,” Ahmed says. “The “Are you going to get your driver’s licence if you wear it? No,” watching a story about a real bear. fear associated with it is why it’s still hanging in the closet because Ahmed says. “Are you going to fly a plane? No.” “She represented to people that maybe grizzly bears still could The Story of Burqa uncovers the politics behind the controversial (women) have been killed for not wearing it.” eke out a living right close to Banff, even though the odds are With NATO troops preparing to withdraw from Afghanistan by full-body garment from its ties to the harems of Indian kings to the definitely against them,” Allison says. 2014, Ahmed worries the Taliban will again reign and the burqa will influence of British foreign policy, Russian rule and the Taliban, and Mendes, who has been providing web content since the 1990s, rule. how it has little to do with religion. saw the project as a chance to reach out to “techno babies” who “The entire world needs would ordinarily avoid a conventional documentary. to ban the burqa and I’m “There may be an opportunity to hit an audience that isn’t not scared about saying this normally used to consuming a story that’s about nature,” he says. and there is one reason: I’m “The idea that technology affects nature isn’t a new idea. I think the a filmmaker and I’m not way that we’ve approached it offers a new way of looking at the role supposed to be politically that humans have in that relationship.” correct. It’s not my job,” Despite the level of technology that went into the making of Ahmed says. Bear 71, Friday night’s screening will hearken to the early days of Story of Burqa is one of more film, according to Mendes. than 100 films screening during “We have musicians that are playing and I think they make a DOXA, which runs May 4 to connection to the audience that isn’t unlike the way that piano 13. players in the silent film era would have the role of playing the Story of Burqa screens emotional arc.” May 10 at Empire Granville The musicians will accompany Mendes, who is planning to 7 Cinemas, at Granville and take the stage with his laptop, driving the viewer experience as it’s Robson, at 7 p.m. The 2012 projected onscreen. Kris Anderson Connexions Asked what they want the audience to get from Bear 71, the two Youth Forum films will artists diverged. precede the feature. There “I don’t think it’s making a Michael Moore bold statement at will be a special performance all,” Mendes says. “In some ways, maybe the story is a critique of from Afghan singer Mozhdah the role that technology plays.” Jamalzadah and Ahmed will Allison is more blunt. “I honestly hope people want to shut down their computers and STORY of Burqa uncovers the politics behind the controversial full-body garment attend. For more information, sit under a tree,” she says. from its ties to the harems of Indian kings to the influence of British foreign policy, see doxafestival.ca. Twitter: @Cheryl_Rossi Tickets for the opening night screening are $20. Russian rule and the Taliban, and how it has little to do with religion.

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CALENDAR From page 29 comedic tale of mismatched loves until May 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $30/$25/$20. North Shore Zone Festival of Plays: Amateur theatre companies will compete for a chance in the provincials with six plays in six days from May 7 to 12 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20/$18. From Away: The story of a woman who returns to her hometown to bury her father and reconnects with every relative she ever had May 24-26 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. St. Martin’s Church Hall: 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Robin Hood and the King’s Bling: A youth performance by the Saint Martin Players May 4 , 7:30 p.m. and May 5, 2 and 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10/$5. Tickets: 604-767-0665. Info: www. smpdramatics.com. DANCE Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Hansel and Gretal: Coastal City Ballet will perform this storybook classic Sunday, May 6 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $32/$20. Our Celtic Celebration: The Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy will perform their year end show Sunday, May 13 at 2 p.m. Admission: $19/$15. CLUBS AND PUBS La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. Fiesta Flamenco every Thursday, Friday and Saturday, tapas and wine, 6:30 p.m., music, 8:30 p.m. Memphis Blues: 1629 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3699. Live blues every weekend. Ocean Club Restaurant and Lounge: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. Live jazz every Tuesday, 7 p.m.; live DJ Thursday to Sunday, 11 p.m.-3 a.m. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.queenscross.com. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-8838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Vocalist Deanna Dubbin will also perform May 4 and 5. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the first Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: www.centennialtheatre.com. Box office: 604-984-4484. Ron James Live: Comedian Ron James will give a 90-minute rant Friday, May 4 and 5 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $53. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144

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GARAGE SALES 2080

Garage Sale

2080

Garage Sale

West Van

Covered Sidewalk Sale

SUN. May 6, 8:30am-3pm 4518 MARINE DR. WEST VAN Housewares, sporting goods, clothing M&F (Designer), books, electronics, snowboard and ski equipment, art, art supplies, video games and equipment. CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP!!!!

Sat May 5th, 10-3 fire lane at: 1525 Bellevue Ave

No junk! Quality items! English bone china, glassware, cookbooks, magazines, small appls, jardiniers & much more! NO toys, sports equip or clothing! (Cash Only brings lots of it) Street Parking ONLY!

WEST VANCOUVER, DEMO SALE, 2362 Haywood Avenue Friday 9am - 3pm & Saturday 9am - 2pm No access to property prior to. Everything from plants to appliances...

WEST VANCOUVER MOVING SALE 1720 Ottawa Ave Saturday May 5 8 AM - 11 AM Moving sale, lots of stuff must go! Rain or Shine.

NORTH VAN 4072 Sunnycrest Drive Saturday May 5, 9am- 2pm UNBELIEVABLE selection of educational toys and games for ages 0 - 6. Brio, Lego, Fisher Price, wooden toys, board games, Ravensburger puzzles. Crazy low prices - bring your loonies and quarters. Tricycles, high chair, bar stools, wooden chairs. Books 10c.

NORTH VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 1269 W.23rd St, Pemberton Heights Saturday May 5, 10am-1pm Selling a range of goods from Antiques to furniture. WEST VANCOUVER, Garage Sale 1735 19th Street SAT. May 5, 10am - 2pm Large selection of items including some furniture e.g. bookcases, chest of drawers, settee, loveseats, headboard, TV, etc. NO EARLY BIRDS PLEASE Rain or Shine.

SUPER SPRING FLEA MARKET Saturday, May5th 5th Saturday, May 8:30am 2:30 pm 8:30am - 3:00pm

West Van

HUGE MOVING SALE Sunday, May 6 10am-2pm

5733 WESTPORT COURT Whole household of furniture, sporting goods, toys, vintage, miscellaneous items.

North Van MOVING SALE Sat, May 5th 10am - 12noon 2605 Fromme Rd Printer, beds, fridge, grad dresses, coffee tables, foose ball table, heaters, desks ....

NORTH VANCOUVER, Indoor Garage Sale 3201 Mountain Highway RAINBOW CORNER CHILD CARE CENTRE Back of Lynn Valley United Church Sat. May 5, 9 am -1 pm Toys, household items, tools. New & Used Clothing. Table $20. Contact rainbcc@telus.net Rain or Shine!

North Van

3 BLOCK SALE Sat, May 5th, 10am-2pm 3300 - 3500 blk Calder Ave Antiques, tools, kids stuff, sports equipment & more

West Van Multi Family Block Sale Sat May 5th 9am-2pm 4406 Woodpark Rd. Furniture, art, sports equip, kids stuff, poker table, free firewood, misc. household No Earlies Please!

North Van

West Van

North Van

Garage Sale

BLOWOUT SALE Annual Spring Skate/ & Surf Sale Branded Clothing Up to 60% OFF (Downstairs)1453 Lonsdale Sat/ Sun 9 - 5 Apr 28 & 29th Sat/Sun May 5 th & 6th

Household items, etc.

GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, May 5 & 6 8:30am - 1pm 787 East 16th St, at William Lots electronics, household & reno items, business books, furniture & much more!

WEST VAN EXTRAORDINARY SALE Sun May 6th 10am-2pm 1850 Mathers Ave. Antiques, new large sized womens clothing, designer headboard, quality item etc. No Earlies please!

North Van SPRING FAIR St. Paul’s Church 424 W Esplanade Sunday May 6th, 12-2:30pm 15 tables of misc items including plants, baking & lunch.

West Van GARAGE SALE Sat, May 5, 9am-3pm No Early Birds

North Van

Sun May 6th, 10-2

191 Ikwikws Rd

2460 Palmerston Ave Antiques, collectibles, garden furniture, dishes, furniture & much more

RUMMAGE, BAKE SALE & LUNCH Sat May 5th 9:30 am to 1:30 pm Kiwanis Towers, 170 W 2nd St. @ Chesterfield.

2080

Garage Sale

North Van GARAGE SALE Sat, May 5 9am - 3pm 1965 Indian River Cres Golf clubs & balls, books, paintings, clothings, tools & much more!

NORTH VANCOUVER Yard Sale to Conquer Cancer! 4127 Russell Court Saturday May 5, 8am - 3pm All sales will go towards Team Gilby in the Ride to Conquer Cancer! Lots of games, books, household items. No Early Birds Please! Rain or Shine.

North Van

MULTI-UNIT GARAGE SALE Saturday, May 5th 9am- 12noon

@ The Maples

4001- Mt Seymour Parkway North Van MOVING SALE Sun, May 6, 9am - 12noon 408 East 7th St Great stuff - lawn mower, wheelbarrow, large planters with plants, furniture, file cabinet, kids wagon & bike... North Van-

Tomorrow! 21ST ANNUAL Mega Garage Sale & Spring Fair

Sat, May 5th, 9am-3pm 1400 Sutherland Craft & Bake Sale for Africa Missions.

NORTH VAN

STORAGE CLEAR OUT Large variety of items Very Cheap! Sat & Sun, May 5 & 6 8am-12noon 623 East 8th St (back basement)

NORTH VAN GARAGE SALE Sat & Sun, May 5 & 6 9am - 3pm 1770 Draycott Rd 2 leather recliner chairs, 33 gal. fish tank & stand, household items, furniture & much more

NORTH VAN GARAGE SALE

after 46 years, time to move on.

Saturday May 5th 10-2 778 Donegal Pl Furniture, appliances, household - all must go. No early birds please!

★NORTH VAN - Moving Sale Don’t miss these dates! Starting May 5 & 6th, 12th & 13th, 19th & 20th. 10 am - 6 pm 2336 Chesterfield Ave back of house No early birds pls all must go!

EMPLOYMENT 1240

General Employment

1240

CARE WORKERS required for boy with disabilities and personal hygiene needs. Resumes to: 604-324-4505.

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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.

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General Employment

ULTRA-TECH CLEANING is now accepting applications for experienced heavy duty and light day cleaners. Must have good command of english. Apply within between 12:30pm and 2:30pm, every Wednesday for application & interview, at 201-1420 Adanac St, Van. Good wages/benefits.

1248

Home Support

COMMUNITY WORKER needed to take mild autistic young man, 5 days a wk 10am-4pm to different programs. Call 778-885-8778

1270

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: ppela@novam.com

1290

Sales

1310

Trades/Technical

CONSTRUCTION LABOURER Exp. in Drainage, Excavations, Concrete, Asphalt & Drain Camera. Some heavy lifting req’d. $18-$21/hr. Email Resume to: paul.murr@hotmail.com

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. Please email resume to: berautt@morreyauto.com or call Brad Erautt at 604-984-9211

1293

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: jobs@theparkwaycrew.com

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Friday, May 4, 2012 - North Shore News - A37

2060 2010

For Sale Miscellaneous

KITCHEN CABINETS 14 full size, 6 half size, 2 drwrs, modern light oak, $1400 604-617-0820

Appliances

REAL ESTATE 6002

Agents

27 INCH Fridgadaire white Digital convection wall oven, good cond $250, white microwave trim kit $30, 604-929-3515

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

1825 Lonsdale Ave

604-987-7330

WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, gas stove, dishwasher and microwave with vent, all black, exc condition. please call 604-329-7266 WHIRLPOOL FRIDGE, stainless steel $400. 9 1/2 cu ft chest freezer $100. 604-980-8737

2015

MADE IN Occupied Japan collection of ornaments/statues. Offers 604-926-6959

2060

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-22 2011 LUXURY Scooter for sale Mint condition.< 80km. Loads of accessories. Was $4,000, sacrifice for $2400. (604) 990-9924

2075

Furniture

GLASS Table & 4 Chairs $310, Onyx Coffee Tble $210 Onyx Nest $225 Call: (604) 948-9862

North Vancouver

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619

www.sarahdennis.ca denniss@sutton.com 778-896-0619

Fri, Sat, Sun May 4, 5 & 6 1:00 - 5:00 pm Exceptional 3bed/2.5 bath Lower Lonsdale Townhouse $769,000, 604-789-4924 www.mytownhouseforsale.com

Real Estate Services

6005

BLOWOUT

SALE

Annual Spring Skate & Surf Sale Branded Clothing Up to 60% OFF (Downstairs)1453 Lonsdale Sat/ Sun 9 - 5 Apr 28 & 29th Sat/Sun May 5 th & 6th

MOVING - Excellent Furniture in Great Condition Solid 48" Oak Dining Table, leaf + 4 chairs $425; Almost new 8’ cotton sofa $275; Queen Solid Pine 4-poster bed $200; Solid Oak Media Centre $25; New bone low-flo toilet - not used $50; Double Maple Bed $25; 18 Spd Mountain Bike $40 email: marandway@telus.net

ED GOSS Park Georgia Realty

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498 ELECTRIC SCOOTERMOTORINO 2008 XPH model black/silver good condition needs battery replaced. No license required $350. New $1800 call for info 604.922.3343

SELLING /BUYING Serving you for 28 years www.edgoss.com Call 604-644-0141

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

GARDENA CORDLESS mower, like new $250. Paul Fencing equipment, 1 foil, 2 epees, 1 sabre, ladies jacket, mask, glove & bag $500. Black & Decker 10’’ radial arm saw $700. 604-984-4276 BBQ, ELECTRIC, $15, Shaw PVR box $200, call 604-925-8433 WOODEN 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

ADAM LLOYD 604.526.2888 Re/Max Advantage Realty Buy or Sell with Me and Use My Truck for Free! www.AdamLloyd.ca adamlloyd@remax.net

FATHER’S DAY Lazy Boy classic style BROWN LEATHER perfect condition, as new, $600. 604-986-2908

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ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820 www.rogerbasi.com

6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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

Houses - Sale

6020-06

6020-14

6035

Mobile Homes

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

uSELLaHOME.com

673 Homes 62 businesses FSBO Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Sry Fleetwood immaculate 1785sf 3br 2.5ba tnhouse $419,900 507-8186 id5525 S. Surrey Open House, Sun 2-4, #215, 2239-152st. beautifully updated 976sf 2br 2ba +55 condo $208K 542-0233 id5527

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

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-18

Langley/ Aldergrove

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

DEVELOPMENT POTENTIAL (Maple Ridge) 5 acres w/ no water course owner occupied 2 storey home in Thornhill’s designated Urban Reserve, $1,550,000. No real estate commission. Please call 778-858-8825

6020-20

Mission

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

6020-22

− Great Location & Quiet − LANGLEY / BROOKSWOOD 2 BR single mobile, OWN lot, storage shed, 55 + Park. Pet OK. RV Parking. Maint fee $100/mo. $131,900. Agents ok. Open to Offer. By OWNER. 604-309-5974

PRE OWNED, 2004 DW 24x44. Immaculate. Large windows, fridge, stove & security system. Asking $59,900.00. Brookswood Homes Ltd. 604 530-9566

Okanagen/ Interior

6040

6008

Clutter Taking Over?

21

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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!

Give us a call: 604.630.3300 Or place online: nsnews.com

6008-06

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

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Difficulty Making Payments?

No Equity? Expired Listing? Penalty? We Take Over Payments! No Fees!

6020-04

6008-18

New Westminster

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: donaclair11@gmail.com for further details, or call 250-493-5737.

EXCEPTIONAL LAKEVIEW Lots from $140,000. Nice trees. No time limit to build. Owner wants to retire. Will carry financing. Also: 1 spectacular 3 acre parcel $390,000. 1-250-558-7888 www.orlandoprojects.com

MOVING?

Desirable North Vancouver www.mytownhouseforsale.com Paul: 604-789-4924

9418 Marshall Rd, Bow, WA

1-(360)395-5525. bubba@wavecable.com 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 dobemac@comcast.net www.macdonoughrealestate.com

Real Estate Wanted

BUILDER BUYING HOUSES or double lots. No commissions. North or West Van. 778-891-1474 arcconstruction@telus.net

6065

Recreation Property

CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

GETAWAY ON GALIANO ISLAND (Lt.27 Stewart Rd). Completely furnished home & cabin on .9 acre w/private beach, deep water mourage, $999,000. 604-802-8711. View website for more info, photos & virtual tour: www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

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

6020-30

6075

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

Chilliwack

6020-34

Surrey

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-42

Sunshine Coast near ferry bright 1 BR, 1 bath w/shower, 30’ Trailer, 55+, 2 decks, shed, priv yd. Great getaway or live yr round. Pad rent incls: heat/elec/ 9 hole golf course, excerise rm, licensed clubhouse, w/d/shower facil. $9,500obo. 604-312-3025

6020

Houses - Sale

West Vancouver

HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655 WANTED We Buy Homes & Town Homes anywhere in the Lower Mainland. NO real estate commission. Please call 778-858-8825

6030 OPEN HOUSE Sun May 6th 1-4pm. 30 - 45752 Stevenson Rd Chwk, $438,500 55+ Gated Complex. 604-858-8608

Sunshine Coast

Port Moody

Burnaby

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

* 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:

6060

New Westminster

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

6020-06

Fabulous Summer Home Terrific Retirement Home Country Bed & Breakfast $537,500 USD

Real Estate

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

6008-22

WE GUARANTEE IT!

Chilliwack

Out Of Town Property

Robert & Nancy Chaney, (for sale by owners)

www.GVCPS.ca / 604-786-4663

Condos/ Townhouses

6050

Chilliwack

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914

For Sale Miscellaneous

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

6020

OPEN HOUSE Sundays 1-3PM 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

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Art & Collectibles

CAMERAS, OLYMPUS OM-1 manual SLR, 3 lenses, many access, like new. Also, vintage Rolleicord, 2 1/4, German make. $200/for pkg. Call 604-980-5265

6008

Lots & Acreage

TEXAS USA BEST BUY! Take over 20 acres in scenic West Texas, $395 per acre, $99 per month. Call 1-800-875-6568

Sat & Sun, May 5 & 6 1:30 - 4 pm, 914 Sinclair St. Lower Ambleside, West Van. Charming 3 br house with 1 br garden suite. Extensive update on large lot with creek & partial ocean views. $1.69 M.

See MLS# V947225 or Call Mick Matheusik, NAI Real Estate @ 604-617-2902


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cont. from previous page

2075

Furniture

2 QUEEN sz bdrm set, kitchen table & chairs, 46’’ TV, sofa, lamps, frames, etc 604-983-2946 MOVING: GOLDEN oak dining table, 3 leaf, 102x44, + 6 upholster chairs, $950 obo, beds dressers etc. 604-980-8737 MOVING; QUICK sale, electric fireplace, quality furniture, lamps, area rugs, miscellaneous items, bargains, Call 604-913-2173.

OAK roll-top desk, tables, misc. desk, like new $250, oak /glass end and coffee tables $250, brass /glass shelves $200 obo. leather top table, sideboard Call: (604) 971-2930 email: elainemackee@shaw.ca

QUEEN SIZE Mattress Set Brand New. Original Plastic. Never Used. Must sell $200 Call: (604) 790-0021

2105

Musical Instruments

DRUM KIT Pearl Forum (Black With Chrome Hardware) 12x9 Tom Drum 13x10 Tom Drum 16x16 Floor Tom Drum 22x16 Bass Drum Comes With Bass drum claw hook and tension rods have been upgraded. Set of legs for floor tom and bass drum, Gibraltar tom arms, and a basic Gibraltar kick pedal, exc cond. $250.00 North Shore 604.922.3343

2118

Recycler

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from 845 1 Bdrm from $1085 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.

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

1 BDRM APT VICTORIA PARK!

Storage, heat & h/water included. Close to all ammenities. 1 cat ok. Seasonal pool. 604-985-2926 1 BDRM $965/ 2bdrm $1,225 quiet bldg, 17th/Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, avail June 1st 604-985-1658 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

BI-FOLD Closet Door Utility Bi-Fold Door 36"x78" 604-612-2090

To advertise call

604-630-3300

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 Br, $1050, Avail May 15. 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 June 1 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, upgrades, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

2 BR, $1075, avail May 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR + den, top flr corner ste, new bldg. central Lonsdale, hardwood floors, SS appls, inste w/d, u/g prkg/storage, ns/np, $1750/mo, avail Now, 604-617-7390 2 BR, large, bright, $1200, avail June 1, hw flrs, heat, howater, storage, N/P, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456

SUMMER AT THE BEACH In the heart of Deep Cove. Step out your door to the beach and shops. 2 level, 1 bedroom condo. N/S & N/P. $1395.

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

1 BR, 2 BR with f/p, view, avail Now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR $950 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088

225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1250

1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. June 1. $1,050 604-986-3700

2BR+DEN, LUXURIOUS new 2 lvl penthouse, 180°view ocean/ mtn/city, ns np $2400, July 1st Credit check req 604-992-8664

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

3 BR, 1 bath, 1200 sf, totally renovated, Cap U area, May 15, ns np $1750. 778-229-6050

1 BR Extra Lrg, New Reno, balc, util & prkg incld. 124 W 20th. Cls to amens. $1025. 604-328-4104

3 BR 2 bath, Blueridge area, avail immed, reno’d, $1795 incls ALL utils, 2 prkg, own w/d, outdoor pool, pet neg. ns 604-649-2875 email: mortgagefinder@shaw.ca

1 br, spacious laminate flr, 2nd flr, $900 incl heat & h/w, June 1st, ns, np,West 5th. 604-983-9469 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, ns/ np, $1100. May 1st 604-669-3950 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

175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368 1 BR, prkg, patio, f/p, no pet, lease, Jun 1, $1450. 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

3508

Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email: swisshouse@shaw.ca COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, post cards, antique guns, toys, military items, tools, estate items, etc. 604-313-5479

3508

326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800& up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916 365 EAST 2 Street: 1 BDRM: bright corner unit on ground floor with private entrance, h/w & dishwasher. Avail June 1st $995 incl heat & h/w 604-726-4884 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

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

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

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

3040

Daycare Centres

DAYCARE AVAIL 0-12 yrs old, 5 days, 7am-6pm. Little Einstein Daycare, N Van 604-618-7592

6505

Apartments & Condos

CKC LAB Puppies only 4 left black/ yellow. Field champion stock. Vet ✔, shots, wormed. $900. Training started. 604-454-8643

TO APPROVED HOME pug x beagle 2.5yrs old, loving, playful, energetic. (778) 823-5885

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

ST Bernese Beautiful mix of the St Bernard and Bernese Mountain dog. Ready mid May. Call to reserve your favorite. Call: (604) 796-0116 email: s.klass@telus.net

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces East, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Apr 2. np, ns, $1060, 604-986-1294 ★ A QUIET BLDG ★ Jun1, 1BR S/W corner ste, $935, 1BR top flr southview, $960. May 15/Jun1, 2BR renod $1200, Carpets, drapes, heat, h/w, gated prkg, No Dogs 604-986-7745 2 BR, lrg, bright, 15th & Lonsdale,

$1,070 incl heat h/water ns np, available June 1st. 604-323-4467

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, avail now 604-612-4427

1 BDRM, top cnr, small bldg, 15h & Lonsdale, new paint, carpets, ns,cat ok, $925 604-986-4927

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 HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bach ste & 1 Bdrm From $850. June 1 Incl heat/hw. NP, 604-985-3650

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available June 1

1BR suites avail. Starting at $1250/month. Beautifully renovated units with ocean views, 640sq.ft. hardwood floors, granite counters etc. Quiet building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

LYNN VALLEY updated 3BR, hw flrs, large grd flr patio $1450. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR Ste -May 15 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

Newly Reno’d 1 BR $955/mo, incls heat, hw, cbl, ns np, June 1, min 1 year lease, 604-987-8807

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1500, June 1. Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w new kitchen & bath rm cabinets. Facing NW w/ ocean views. Steps to community centre, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

NORTH VAN 175 E 4th 1 BR apt S facing, balcony, coin laund, storage, pkng. Incls cable/heat/ h/w. June 1. $825. 604-298-6667

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★2 BR south facing, ocean view $1400 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

AMBLESIDE TOWER

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

BAYVIEW APTS

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

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 1 bdrm -hardwood floors, d/w. $1060/mth, no pets. June 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493 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

3508

Dogs

3508

Dogs

Dogs

COLLECTOR LOOKING for old photo negatives & slides. Email: coaster1@eastlink.ca WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

Dogs

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! 1 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 BDRM - 1.5 bath, d/w. $1430/mth, no pets. June 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. 1 Bdrm Avail. May 1st. 1390.00 View, No Pets, N/S, Util. not incl. For appt. 604-926-3741 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt BR $975 604-990-2971 weekends 778-238-4798.

MIN PIN red male, shots, puppy pkg, 9 weeks, smart, friendly, gd w/kids. $550 obo. 604-719-4404

Fila Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957

FREE SMALL Loveseat and match chair, easy to carry, good cond, light brown, must pickup, 604-984-8883

RENTALS 6505

2135

P/B STD Poodles apricot/beige & black, 10 wks, shots, vet check, tails docked, family raised, M & F $800 each. 604-607-5003

Purrrrrfect time to place your ad

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores. ADORABLE Havanese 10 wks old, $750. 604-940-8096

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

4 BR, W.Van 2700 sf 3 lvl, 2 f/p, mod kitch, 3 balc, 1 patio, rad. heat, hwd, w/d, pets ok. 1 grg, 2 pkrg June 1 $2800. 604-908-8383 NEAR SEABUS, quiet 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 6appl, drapes, f/p, prkg, part view, reno’d, new fixtures, paint & new carpet, 3 new sundecks, no pets, n/s, Avail May 1, $1925 + % utils. 604-313-0111

6522

Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, new designer, 800sf. min 2 mo lease, net, cable, gas fp, dw, wd, avail June 1st, near park, British Property, W. Van $1300, 604-926-7044 1 BR + office nook, new furn, carpet, paint, equip kitchen with bar, f/p, priv ent on main lvl, w/d, hydro, great patio, some view, East 2nd, $1200, 604-990-0981

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

nsnews.com

6540

Houses - Rent

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

2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitchen, inste wd, ns/np, $1425 incl utils, July1. 604-787-6245

49’x171’lot, Exc investment. $888/M

VANCOUVER - 1066 East 8th Ave 1br Mt. Pleasant Condo, Quiet, Cental Area, Solid Bldg...$788/M ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale, Handy man special house, 3bd w/ 2bd Ste, Quiet Area...$1,388/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663 www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

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

6545

Housesitting

★EVERYTHING SITTER★ Home, Pet, Child & Elder care, Criminal record check, excellent rates. Call Manjit 604-803-9714

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM Ambleside quiet, huge, bsmt, priv entry/w/d, suit 1, ns, np, refs $1000 incl Ref 604-782-1221 1 BDRM lrge garden ste,Upper Lonsdale new reno, 650sf, w/d, ns np $1150 all incl 604-880-5670 1 BR bsmt ste Lynn Valley, large bright, $840 incl utils & shared w/d ns np, July 1, refs 778-848-0977 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 spacious bsmt ste, Northlands area, N Van, insuite laundry, cat ok $900. 604-644-9621

AMBLESIDE Character 4 bdrm house, 2 baths, H/W flr, f/p, June 1, $3675, n/s n/p, 778-668-6452

DEEPCOVE, 3 BR 2 ba, f/p, h/w flrs, updated, fam room, $2600 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

2 BR main flr, Upper Lonsdale, view, quiet, no pets, $1250. June 1st. 604-986-4086 2 BR, newly reno’d cntrl Lonsdale, $1500 incl utils/net/cbl, May 1st, NP, 604 715-2466 3 BDRM main floor, 465 Marie Place, N. Van, nr bus, pet ok, $1650 + 65%utils, avail NOW, 604-971-1690 or 778-316-4082. 3 BR, top floor, large living room kitchen, dining rm, 2 bath, 6 appl. 1/2 garage, big back yrd, Grnd Blvd nr schools/hospital, ns, np, $2200+utils. Now 604-985-4263 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

2BDRM/1BTH garden level suite f/p, hardwood floor, in suite laundry, big front yard, utilities included. Small Pets OK $1,850/mo. (604) 617-0807 or murat@getplenty.com.

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

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

Houses - Rent

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR garden level, quiet, wd, ns, np, $1100 + utils, incls cbl/net, May 16/Jun 1st. 604-980-5152

1 BR glvl, upr Lonsdale, June 1 or earlier, ns/np, $900 + util, incl net/ cbl, d/w, inste w/d, 604 537-2517

6540

6602

HORSESHOE BAY, lovely 3 bdrm lane house, unfurn, 2 bath, garage, $2500, 604-913-7772

Grand Manor Guest House/Apt Furnished Accom, Daily/Weekly grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082

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

nsnews.com

1 BR, Upper Lonsdale, reno’d, new appl, $1400 incl hydro/cable, alarm, ns np 778-688-8774 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, Upper Lonsdale, $1020 incls utils, w/d, nr bus stop, np, avail June 1 604-985-4835

2BDRM/1BTH Upper Lonsdale Includes all utilities, new flooring. private entrance, gas fireplace, storage. No Pets $1,600 Monthly Call Jeff @778-228-9365 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

6605

Townhouses Rent

1128 Strathaven Dr. 908-7368 3 level T/hse, 4 BR, 12 month lease only, 2 car garage, $2500

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 3 BED/3BATH townhome lower Lonsdale across from Victoria Park, 2 parking $2,350 per month Patrick O’Donnell, Personal Real Estate Corporation 604-839-3863

6615

Wanted To Rent

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

2 Mature Prof Women looking for clean 2 lvl house, pref 2 self contained stes if possible, long term lse. resp, reliable, exc ref’’s, N/S, June 1/15. We treat your house as our own! 604-368-8034

2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, w/d, d/w, ns, cat ok, $1500 All incl, Suit 2 adults Now 604-725-5832

Retired University Prof, seeks 1BR Apt, high flr view, hardwood, ns/np, longterm, 604-847-3822


Friday, May 4, 2012 - North Shore News - A39

4010

HOME SERVICES Counseling

LIFE COACHES WANTED Join our Team to earn $60-$90K, P/T or F/T. Trained or we will Train You! Text 604-818-5883 or 778-773-3533 for details

4060

Metaphysical

Gadry Consultation

8010

Alarm/Security

★ Security Cameras from $299 Call for Estimates 604-583-7002 www.ebonyelectric.com

8015

Appliance Repairs

NORTH SHORE Appliance Services At your place! Call 604-307-2010

Spiritual Healer, Medium & Life Coach, Psychic Advice you can trust! Family issues, Happy Marriage, Reuniting loved ones, Immigration and Court matters, Business Success, Stress, Relationship, Depression. Quick Results. Natural gift! 100% GUARANTEED ★ Mr. Gadry 604-872-7952 ★

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

TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS!

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

1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min.www.truepsychics.ca

8030 8055

Carpentry

Cleaning

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com Cleaning Person Avail, every other Mon, every Wed/Fri, Reliable, 14yrs Exp. 604-990-5307

5017

Business Services

BUSINESS LICENSE for 2 professionals in Brackendale home office. Avail Mon & Wed. $100 per day. Call 1-604-898-2304

5040

Business Opps/ Franchises

BUSINESS FOR SALE Be your own boss publishing your own local entertainment/humor magazine. JavaJoke publications is offering an exclusive protected license in your area. We will teach you our lucrative proven system, step by step to create the wealth that you want. Call today to get your no obligation info packet. info@javajoke.com 250.785.1232

5060

Legal Services

CRIMINAL RECORD? Money-back guarantee. 100,000+ Record Removals since 1989. A+ BBB Rating. Only $45.50/month - Assures EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM. Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET - 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com

5505

Legal/Public Notices

Notice To Creditors and Others Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Mary Bathia Grace Raworth, otherwise known as Grace M.B. Raworth and Grace Raworth, formerly of Inglewood Care Centre, 725 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, BC, V7T 1X5, deceased, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor, c/o David Raworth, 746 Linkleas Ave. Victoria, BC, V8S 5C3, on or before the 1st day of June 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. David Raworth, Executor.

8060

Concrete

CONCRETE FORMING, concrete work & framing. 20 yrs exp. Call John 604-562-1122 CONCRETE WORK Restoring, Placing, Finishing Stamp, Decorative Concrete Repairs of all kinds! Call 604-722-1819 or email: sjconcrete@shaw.ca N.C.B. CONCRETE LTD. Specializing in residential concrete. Repair, removal and new installation. Patio specialists. 604-988-9523, 604-988-9495

8075

Drywall

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769

8080

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

Body Work

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

7010

Personals

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

MERIDIEN SPA

604-985-4969 www.meridienspa.com Now hiring 604-767-5719

nsnews.com

Fencing/Gates

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

8100

Fireplaces

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

Golden Hardwood & Laminate & Tiles. Prof install, refinishing, sanding & repairs. 778-858-7263

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

Gutters

NORTH SHORE AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS

NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

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

604-340-7189 atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Lic. 22308

Ebony Electric #1 Electrical on the North Shore!

Small or Big Jobs, We Do it All!

Free Estimates 604-583-7002 www.ebonyelectric.com

#18405 ELECTRICIAN

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

Handyperson

LABOURER

- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294 QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Taves Roofing 604 980-1058

Clean Sweep?

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126

Electrician Lic#95323, Bonded, Affordable Com/Res. No Job too small. 25 yrs exp. 604 727-2306 FCE ELECTRIC - All types of electrical work - new construction & maintenance 604-861-2647

HONEST, DEPENDABLE, many skills. Free estimates, contact Wally 778-995-7193 www.All-Trades.ca Renos & Repairs. References. 25 years exp. 604-988-4809

8140

Heating

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

Kitchens/Baths

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

8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

★CNN★ WEEDING, new sod & repair, soil, mulch. Free Est. All garden work! Nick 778-840-6573 Design - Consultation- Installation 604-518-5661 KatsuraLandscaping.ca 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

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

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

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

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 Panel changes & renos 604-988-7232, 604-842-0687

• Cut & Edge • Aeration Packages • Yard Clean Ups • Garden Services SIGN UP TODAY FOR Spring Services & Receive 10% OFF FREE QUOTES

Sell it in the Classifieds!

604

630.3300

Lawn & Garden

A.All Area Gardening Service

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al greenclipper@shaw.ca

$23 LAWN CUTS based on 2000 sqft. We also offer a full array of services. www.seymourlawnmaint.ca or call 604-990-1252

8160

Lawn & Garden

Performance Garden Service

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

LAWNCUTS

604-926-1526 604-726-9153

Graig 604-986-3463

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

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

DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 ELECTRICAL CONTRACTOR: Exp, friendly, reliable. Specializing in replacing old nob & tube wiring. Lic.#50084. 604-725-4535

8160

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos

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

NEW LEAF IRRIGATION 10% OFF 604-719-1819

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

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8150

Contact us today for a free estimate.

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

7005

8090

BEAUTIFUL Cedar Fences. Custom/pre-made. 778-322-8645 johngormleycontracting.com

Free Estimates

B. DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING LTD Lawn maintenance, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, aerating. Complete lawn/ garden serv. Bill 604-317-9961 FRANCOIS ALLARD ENT. Garden maintenance. Please call 778-877-8796 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

Garden Services

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

8175

Masonry

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

8180

Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079 PROFESSIONAL COLOR CONSULTING Todd R. Birch 604-922-9777

8185

Moving & Storage

LOCAL MOVERS big/small, deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service 604-603-3533, 925-3186

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

Ny Ton Gardening yard & lawn maint. trimming, shrubs, hedging, power raking etc. 604-782-5288

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

NEW LEAF

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

Home Services

604-518-5661

IRRIGATION

10% OFF 604-719-1819 newleafirrigation maintenance@gmail.com 2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 Serafina Garden Services Maintenance, Design, Organic References Avail , 604-984-4433

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HOME SERVICES cont. from previous page

CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD.

Int. & Ext. Specialist, 20 yrs exp. * Reas. Rates, High Quality * Fast, clean, with ref’s Licensed, Insured & WCB

Jean-Guy Bottin

ALLQUEST PAINTING

RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Int, ext, strata. Power washing, small repairs. 604-299-5831, cell 604-833-7529

FROM DESIGN TO FINISH

Complete Renos & Additions, incl.: Kitchen & Bath Improvements • Roofing • Sundecks • Door & Window Replacements

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

Bill 604-298-1222 www.chrisdalehomes.com

Paving/Seal Coating

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Quality Work You Can Trust!

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

Insured/WCB

778-997-9582

8220

MAY

Plumbing

Actual Plumbing & Heating

3 ROOM SPECIAL

495.00 Includes 3 gallons

Benjamin Moore Paint TODD R. BIRCH – Master Painter

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FAIRWAY PAINTING 604 729-1234

MCL CONSTRUCTION LTD. New Construction, Reno’s, Structural Repairs! WCB/Ins 604.925.0661 or 604.861.8145

8250

Roofing

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TAVES ROOFING QUALITY WORK AT AN HONEST PRICE Serving our Community for over 25 Years

Licensed/Certified Installers • Insured Residential • Commercial • All Roofing Systems

$38 PER HOUR

ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 778-858-2665 or 604-771-2201

Power Washing

A RESPONSIBLE NORTH VAN MAN with truck ONLY $25 + dump charges 604-377-3175 ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com

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8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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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

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

2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511

1977 FORD F250 Super Cab, Camper Special, collector plates, 351 c.i. Cleveland motor, 86,500 orig mi, P.S., P.B., A.T., AM/FM radio, bench seat, matching canopy, shop manuals, extra parts, 2nd owner for 32 yrs, Asking $12,000 Rick @ 604-463-8059

1987 ROLLS Royce S. Spirit Beautiful cond. 96k, all records, local Carter car, 24yrs one owner. $26,500 obo 604-644-6061.

2009 Dodge Calibur Hatchback (sports model). 31, 000 km. 4 Door, 4 Cylinders. Excellent Shape, easy on gas. Asking $10,500. For more details call Mike at 604-463-4831.

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

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Luxury Cars

1990 BENTLEY Mulsane 4 Dr Sedan, leather upholstery. Like New. ONLY 42,000 kms, $20,000 obo. Lgly. Ralph 778-988-2055

1998 MUSTANG SVT Cobra Convertible, 35,350 orig km, very detailed history, pristine show quality, $17,900 obo. 604-531-9373

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

PTV HOME RENOVATIONS Porcelain, Slate, Granite. Bath & Kitchens. Santo 778-235-1772

8310

Top Soil

Headwater Management

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

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

604-985-6667

8315

Tree Services

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

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

9125

1992 CADILLAC Deville, navy blue, alarm, michelin tires, good cond. $1850. 604-732-6991 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist. 25 yrs exp. Fully Ins.

8335

1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $3700. 604-936-1270

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or small...

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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.

2007 BMW 335 coupe 62km 1 ownr, mint cond, leather, auto, sunroof, Sports Package & Prem Package $32,900. 604-6167727 greg.upson@rbc.com

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Window Cleaning

Any project,

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

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

Domestic

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

North Shore Home Services. Window & Gutter Cleaning, Power Washing. 604-988-5294 A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324

2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $13,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511

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

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

Finance Available (OAC) • 24 Hour Emergency Service

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

John 778-288-8009

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

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Disposal & Recycling

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2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511

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Collectibles & Classics

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9110

604-RUBBISH

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

MAGIC PAINTING 604-315-7070 We do it right the first time. 30 years exp, references avail.

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

Rubbish Removal

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

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8255

40 years experience

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8240

MATCO DESIGN - Renovations

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TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270

Cell 604.626.1975

Renovations & Home Improvement

8240

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

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

8195

AUTOMOTIVE

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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 2007 CADILLAC Escalade 4wd (Luxury, Leather, Sunroof, Mags)...$32,995 #3339 1-888-812-2511

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

2007 HONDA Shadow VT750C, 11,150 km, like new, many extras, $5900. obo 604-531-9373

2007 PIAGGIO scooter MP3-250, silver, practically new, less than 500 km, fuel injected engine, security lock, new battery, $4300. Call Don 604-987-9166


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Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 NEW CHEVROLET Silverado Crew Cabs (Auto, V8, Air, Onstar, well equiped, 200 Trucks to Clear)) MSRP $33,980 Now $21,995 - 1-888-812-2511 2009 YAMAHA VINO 125 cc scooter, 2,300 km, exc condition, $1,950 pls call 604-241-5775

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

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9150

1993 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X 3.0L RHD 99,645km Auto, Bluetooth Stereo, Rmt Strt, Recarro Seats. $8,500 (778) 863-8434 ncarota@gmail.com 2003 JEEP Liberty Limited 6 Cylinder, 140,000km, service history, $5,950. 604-357-4707

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

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

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Sports & Imports

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Avoid Costly repairs, let us tune up your original a/c system. Save lots of $$$ Guaranteed Results!

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

604-996-5464(KING)

9155

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

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Vans

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

North Shores Best

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 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714 or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS. COM 2004 Mercedes Benz C240 only 65,200k $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

843 West 1st St. N.Van

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

Call KoolAir King

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253

2002 MAZDA MPV SF, 150k, leather, 1 owner, good cond, $4200obo. Call 604-922-0757 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 137 kms, good cond., $4300. 604-845-4766 after 4pm or all day wkends

2005 CHRYSLER Town & Country Touring, fully loaded, pwr side door/taildoor, store & go seats. $6,500 obo. 604-710-9030 2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$21,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511 2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

2009 Chevrolet Uplander Automatic 86,000 kms Priced to sell!! Burgundy LS ,7 pass, two sets of tires, Rear DVD , well maintained and mostly Hwy kms $9,900 Call: (604) 614-0762

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

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Boats

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RV’s/Trailers

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email: gljohnson248@telus.net 1974 ERICSON 29, sailing sloop, diesel engine, fully equipped, North Van moorage, taxes incl, $19,900. Call 250-819-9650

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RV’s/Trailers

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

2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362 2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

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

2002 WINNEBAGO Sova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-357-3918 2006 26FT Grand Surveyor queen bed, a/c, etc. Light weight. $11,900 obo. 604 596-7060

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

VW Westfalia - 1990 One owner. 180,000 kms. Nice shape. $12,000. Call: (604) 341-6574 1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

1996 10’ Slumber Queen camper, north south bed for ext cab, loaded. $6500. Ph 604-858-2617 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

Boats

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

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2010 Infiniti G37X “All Wheel Drive” Automatic, navi, alloys, fully appointed, ST#12173A

$36,988

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

12FT ALUMINUM HARBOURCRAFT BOAT, no leaks, good shape, $750. 604-584-1846

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

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

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

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

$28,988

2011 Dodge Charger SXT Low kms,sunroof,alloys,Bluetooth,V6, 2 to choose from

2007 Jeep Compass

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

$13,988

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD

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

$17,988

2012 Fiat 500 Sport

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

$20,988

$23,988

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324 2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,395 obo. 778-242-2018

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

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

RV’s/Trailers

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

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

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1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, std, 181K, exc cond, air cared. $1650 obo. (Richmond) 778-881-6478 2001 INFINITY QX4, 4 dr, 222,000 km, fully loaded, exc cond $8,900 Call 604-846-6648

2002 SANTA FE, 128K kms, 4 cyl, 5 spd, air, pw, exc cond $5300 obo 604-710-8053 2007 CHEVY LS, HD Quad cab. 130k, no acc, matching canopy, tow pkg, $18,000 604-798-2275

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 2004 PORSCHE CAYANNE S MODEL. Sacrifice $18,000, no accidents, local, fully serviced, comes w/car proof. 778-319-8192

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 2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

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.

2011 SUBARU Outback (Luxury Crossover, Auto, Loaded)...$26,988 #3626 1-888-812-2511

2008 CORVETTE Convertible (26,000km’s) (leather, All Optins, Chrome Mags) $37,995 #3345 1-888-812-2511

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

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

SPRING SPECIAL!

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,795. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961) 2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,500. Chwk 604-847-3297 NEED CHEAP AUTOBODY ? www.cheapautobody.ca 604-341-7738

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2009 BMW X5 2010 Range Rover HSE 4x4, only 14,454kms, navigation, Bluetooth AWD, only 2,288kms, tech, prem, sport, sound pkgs $84,995 $63,995

2010 VW Touareg 2 Comfortline 3.0 TDI, only 37,588kms, reflex silver $48,295

2009 Land Rover LR2 HSE 4x4, baltic blue, 19” chrome wheels $31,995

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We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630-3300

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Grinding Gears

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Now, before we get started, I think it’s important to examine the stereotypes one might hold about Italian people. As television and the movies have repeatedly told us, Italians are fiery, and passionate, and they talk with their hands a lot, and if they tell you they’re in the waste management business, then you’re best off being extremely polite to them. And, as the stereotype goes, when it comes to building cars, Italians like to make ones that are beautiful photo supplied and fiery and passionate and somewhat . . . um, explodey. THE Fiat 500C may only have 101 horsepower but it’s a feisty little tyke that wants to be driven like a race car. And the repair bills? MamaA folding cloth section in the roof allows for top-down fun in pseudo-convertible style. mia! That’s a spicy meatball! until it starts getting scuffed. roof and fitted a folding cloth section instead. However, like most stereotypes, this view is My tester was a Lounge model, meaning leather Doubtless making the car a full convertible would outmoded and outdated. The good people of Italy seating surfaces picked out in bright white and red, have reduced the body integrity to the point at are the same as you and I, except they live in a as well as a white steering wheel and instrument which both safety and handling would have been country that looks like a boot. They still build feisty binnacle. First reaction upon sliding behind the compromised. supercars, but they also build sensible everyday cars wheel was to goggle at the bright contrasts, but However, with the roof folded up on the back that are good on fuel and reasonably practical. given the 500’s cheeky demeanour, having the hatch like a pile of laundry, it has to be said that the So it is with this, the convertible version of the option to customize with some wild colours seems a 500C looks best top-up. It is possible to retract the Fiat 500: a proper little four-seat, four-cylinder city perfect fit. roof with the push of a button at up-to highway car. However, whatever you do, don’t call it dull. Like the Mini, the 500’s instrumentation is a speeds. Design mixed bag. The outer speedometer “chases” the rev Environment Opinions may differ on whether or not “retro” counter clockwise around the gauges, which is cute Like the Mini Cooper, the little Fiat’s cabin is a design is actually any better than futuristic swoops — but a little difficult to read. Thankfully, there’s a blend of the old and the new. The 500 is much less and shapes. For myself, one need only look at digital read-out as well. cartoonish than the Mini, with traditionally placed the current Mazda3 to see how ultra-modern Performance gauges and switchgear. However, depending on overstyling can put a funny face on an otherwise Like its fixed-roof cousin, the 500C is powered the options you choose, it certainly can be a riot of excellent car. by a 1.4-litre engine that produces 101 horsepower colour. With their 500, Fiat got things pretty much and 98 foot-pounds of torque; approximately the Up from the standard-looking, easy-to-operate pitch-perfect with a zippy pod-like body, friendly same power levels as a Braun hand-blender. 0air-conditioning controls, the centre element of the looking face up front and a high seating position. 100km/h comes in an interval long enough to listen 500C’s dash is a broad expanse of shiny, metal-look With chunky alloy wheels to complete the look, the to the collected works of Puccini and then prepare plastic with large, boiled-sweet buttons. It’s actually 500C has all the sporty appeal of the much more and eat a medium-sized tiramisu. nicer than it sounds: a modern-design car would be expensive Mini Cooper. swathed in soft-touch plastics, but this homage to To make the tiny 500 into a cabriolet, Fiat the original 500’s cheap metal works well — at least has taken a hacksaw to the centre part of the See Little page 43

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Little ripper thinks it’s a race car From page 42

The electrically assisted steering is somewhat overboosted, giving the driver the sense that the steering wheel is only marginally associated with anything the front wheels might be doing, and the high seating position and soft suspension give a slight feeling of tippiness. The shifter is also a bit vague: down-shifting from third to second feels like stirring marinara sauce with a wooden spoon. Pressing the Sport button on the dash helpfully illuminates a small indicator on the digital readout that says, “Sport.” That’s about it. In theory, there’s supposed to be firmed-up steering and a sharpened throttle response, but mostly you just get the light. The 500C bundles up all these little short-comings and doesn’t simply transcend them: they become part of the experience itself. Sbrigati! Veloci! Andiamo! This tippy little roller skate puts its hands on its hips and simply demands to be driven like a Ferrari; and it is extremely rewarding to do so. It could not be more different than a Mini: there is none of the precision steering or low-slung feel of the Cooper,

and you’ll have to wait for the Abarth version for any real thrust. But who cares? Drive like you’re pursuing the goldstealing Inglese through the streets of Turin! Urge your steed onward like Tazio Nuvolari! Shake your fist and spit curses at any who might cut you off! The best part? Even if you’re really caning it, you won’t be breaking any speed limits. Features The 500C is available in two models: the Pop which starts at $17,495, and the tested Lounge, which adds leather, chrome accents, 15-inch alloy wheels and upgraded Bose audio for $20,495. A six-speed automatic transmission will cost you $1,300 — and it does sap a bit of fun out of the car. Aside from standard features such as Bluetooth, air-conditioning, power locks and windows, USB and iPod connectivity, most of the options for the 500C revolve around colour-coding your car. There are 14 different exterior colour options and five interior combinations: the little Fiat awaits your paintbrush. Even when driven Con Brio, the 500C returns very good fuel-economy. Official

figures are 6.7/5.1 litres/100 kilometres city/highway for the five-speed manual, and 7.4/5.7 l/100 km for the sixspeed automatic. Green light Great styling; low cost; engaging drive. Stop sign Numb steering; limited power; strange instrumentation; some interior cheapness. The checkered flag Boutique Euro-chic with a compact car price tag. Not a race car, but drive it like one anyway. Competitors Mini Cooper convertible ($29,200) Why pay more? Well, unlike the 500C, the Mini Cooper is actually a proper convertible. What’s more, it’s also even more of a delight to drive, with a driving position that seems like it was intended for, um, driving (this as opposed to the high-chair feel of the Fiat). Still, the price gap is not inconsiderable. Factor in the Cooper’s Achilles heel — horrible rear blind spots with the top up — and you just might see the Italians catch the plucky Brit this time around. VW Beetle convertible (price TBA) It’s not even out yet, but

you can bet that the 2013 Beetle Convertible is going to be a hot seller, based on the interest the New Beetle is generating. That’s the new New Beetle, you understand, not the old New Beetle or the old old Beetle.

Well anyway, VW’s newest Beetle is more angular and aggressive than previous models: less retro more modern. A range of engines should be available and by all accounts, the new Beetle convertible is more a baby Porsche than a flower-power throwback. mcaleeronwheels@gmail.com

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