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DRIVERS who blow a “warn” or a “fail” on a roadside screening device will soon get an option to blow a second time and have more grounds for appeal under new regulations proposed by the province.

On Thursday, the government announced it will introduce changes to B.C.’s drunk driving regulations giving motorists who are handed an immediate roadside suspension more rights to challenge the process. The regulations, which came into force in September 2010, gave officers authority to issue immediate 90-day driving suspensions on drivers who registered a blood-alcohol content greater than .08 on a breathalyzer. In November, however, a B.C. Supreme Court judge struck down a portion of those regulations, saying it violated citizen’s rights to impose such a harsh penalty without allowing a reasonable right to appeal. Although drivers could ask the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles to review their suspensions, the grounds for doing so were very narrow and See Law page 8

Report blasts funding advantage in WV schools Jen St. Denis

WEST Vancouver is soaring above other school districts when it comes to attracting international students, but that success has given it an unfair advantage, according to the province’s teachers. In the 2010-2011 school year, the West Vancouver school district earned nearly $8 million in international student tuition. This added “more than 15 per cent to the district budget over the funding provided by the B.C. government,” according to a report published Wednesday by the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The figure was five times the average other districts gained from international education fees. The effect is to exacerbate an already yawning disparity, according to the authors. “(West Vancouver) is a district that already has the advantage of a population with among the highest incomes in Canada,” they wrote. “This extra funding allows the district to offer more opportunities than can be offered anywhere else in the B.C. public school system.” See Supt. page 9

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A piece of history under threat Deana Lancaster

THERE was a brief stretch of time, a moment in history, when architects could have influenced the appearance of urban and suburban communities throughout the West.

A North Shore history of home design from Craftsman cottages to West Coast modern.

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THE Merrick House in West Vancouver, built in 1973, is an example of West Coast modern style. The house is currently for sale.


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“Continuity gives us roots; change gives us branches, letting us stretch and grow and reach new heights.” Pauline R. Kezer, U.S. politician

Deana Lancaster

IF you have time today, go for a walk around your neighbourhood. Look closely at the house next door and the ones down the road. Look at symmetry and scale, at the pitch of the roofs and the window placement. Is that little bungalow with the front stoop and gabled roof in Lower Lonsdale a Victory House, constructed for a worker in the booming North Vancouver shipyards during the Second World War? Was the glass and raw-wood house that backs against the West Vancouver waterfront inspired by the West Coast modernist movement of the late 1920s and early 1930s? Did the rambling cottage in Deep Cove once host summer vacationers before it was expanded and occupied full-time? From the grand Edwardian mansions of North Vancouver’s early planned communities to the stripped-down modern ranchers of the mid-century, these old houses are our past. Even the most modest neighbourhoods hold our history and our identity, contained in its walls and roofs, wide lawns and treed streets. “It’s hard to know about the essence of a city if you don’t know its past,” said Sharon Proctor, author of Time Travel in North Vancouver: A Peek into the Past. Change is constant though. Styles shift and needs dictate that old houses be replaced. But are we doing it in a way that preserves the essence of our communities? Today and for the next three Sundays the North Shore News explores the changing face of our streetscapes in a four-part series. This week, we look at the home styles we grew up with and what they tell us about our history. In Part 2, we’ll look at what happens when homeowners build to

the maximum square footage and setbacks that zoning allows on their lot. On March 20, Part 3 of our series uncovers the financial pressures that work against the notion of heritage conservation. Is there more that can be done to preserve the best of our history? In Part 4, we look to the future. The North Shore’s population continues to grow, but is there a way to make room for more people without losing our past? •••

Early 20th Century Housing Although the North Shore’s first industry centred on logging, “North Vancouver really grew up around the shipyards,” said Peter Miller, president of the North Shore Heritage Society. “The development followed the streetcar line as it went up the hill through the trees.” The No. 1 line eventually stopped in Upper Lonsdale, the No. 2 line in Lynn Valley and the No. 3 Line to the west at the Capilano River. Neighbourhoods of even blocks and boulevards spread north along the lines from the waterfront. The North Shore’s oldest remaining homes are located near those long-gone streetcar routes. Single and two-story cottages — often finished to evoke a traditional style, like Arts and Crafts, with banks of leaded windows, steeply pitched roofs and prominent chimneys — lined the ordered streets. “People were trying to recreate their homes from the United Kingdom,” explained Miller. “So you saw a lot of Mock Tudor and that sort of thing.” In the planned communities of Ottawa Gardens on West Sixth Street and especially Grand Boulevard, the lots were bigger, the intent being to draw wealthier families. “They started those communities, and a few houses were built, but then the depression hit in 1913. The rest were built later,” Proctor said. Still, many of North Vancouver City’s most impressive heritage homes remain there. Victorian-era styles, like Queen Anne, with corner turrets and “gingerbread” finishes; Edwardian homes with front gables and columns; and the far simpler exteriors of Craftsman-style homes could all be found in these early subdivisions. To the west and the east — in West Vancouver and in Deep Cove — most construction was on summer cottages. “You have to remember that while North Vancouver was a thriving city with street cars and shops and theatre, West Van was just the poor relation,” said Miller. “The growth of West Vancouver was as a cottage community along sandy roads. It was very humble.” See West page 5

It was after the Second World War, veterans were returning home and the baby boom was well underway. Housing was in demand. From Los Angeles to West Vancouver, a regional adaptation of the modern design style known as International Style had already taken root in forests and on hills and cliffs along the coast. A handful of local architects and designers — including B.C. Binning, Robert Berwick, Ned Pratt, Ron Thom, Fred Hollingsworth and Arthur Erickson — were designing stripped-down, elemental structures full of space and light. The West Coast style didn’t catch on with the masses though, says writer James Steele, speaking in the new documentary film Coast Modern, which will premiere at a sold-out screening during Vancouver’s DOXA Documentary Film Festival on May 8. Instead, the clamour for housing was met by cookiecutter developer homes; most of them not examples of good design, but of design for the masses. “We float the idea that Modernism was a beautiful failure,” says Gavin Froome, codirector of the film. “Simplicity is a hard sell.” The seed for the documentary was planted after Froome met architect Dion Neutra while exploring modern architecture in L.A. Now, almost five years later, and after scrapping their first effort, he and co-director Mike Bernard are proud of the film they put together, one that isn’t just for architecture buffs. “It’s a story about place and life, and what we’re doing on the planet,” explains Froome. Not bound by the formal parameters of traditional architecture, the West Coast style does have some distinctive hallmarks. Like other modern styles, the form is concerned with the volume of space that the building houses, rather than the mass of its walls. Layout is driven by purpose See Architects page 11


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West Van once a poor cousin From page 3

West Coast Style In the 1930s, West Vancouver artist and teacher B.C. Binning helped to bring the modernist International Style of architecture to British Columbia. Though it didn’t have a rule book the way traditional styles did, it was based on structure and function rather than ornamentation. By the end of the decade, especially in West Vancouver, it had found an expression that was distinctly regional. According to the District of West Vancouver’s website, between 1945 and 1975 West Vancouver was a primary centre of Canadian residential design. “The innovative architectural design of these homes would eventually be referred to as the West Coast Style – an architectural style that embraced the region’s unique landscape, climate and contemporary culture.” The style would inspire countless interpretations in later decades, including informal post-and-beam homes in neighbourhoods across the North Shore.

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THE one-storey rancher was an affordable, thus popular, housing style after the Second World War. Wartime Housing After the Great Depression of the 1930s, the Second World War kickstarted the economy in North Vancouver. From 1942 to 1945, almost 20,000 men and women worked at North Vancouver’s shipyards. To accommodate them, the federal government helped build 752 Victory Houses — most of them 25-by-32 foot Cape Codstyle bungalows, with four to six rooms on a single floor, a tiny front stoop and a gable roof.

Many of them were built on land the City had claimed after owners defaulted on their taxes. The space-efficient style was popular in other neighbourhoods too, though they were admittedly larger. The idea was to cluster the kitchen, dining area, bedrooms, and bathroom around a central living area. Postwar Housing With soldiers returning from war, the North Shore’s

population swelled. In 1946, the federal government created the Canada Mortgage and Housing Corporation to administer mortgages and encourage simple housing for families. Norgate was built as an affordable subdivision to accommodate many of these returning veterans. Just east of the Lions Gate Bridge — and therefore close to jobs in the city — developers cleared flat, straight streets and lined them with low-slung ranchers, singlestorey homes with open floor plans inside. After the streetcars stopped running in 1947 and the rate of car ownership started to climb, development began to spread farther up the mountains, with ranchers, bungalows and post-and-beam homes finding purchase in both North and West Vancouver. It was in the 1950s that the split-level home made its sweeping debut. The lop-sided structures feature floors that are staggered, so that the main level, which usually contains common living areas like the kitchen and living room, is halfway between See Wrecking page 11

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o orderly society is entirely free. Any community that is subject to the rule of law must give up some of its liberty. In Canada, we’re free to speak our minds, but not to yell “fire” in a crowd; we’re free to write political opinions but not to promote hate; and we’re free to drive cars, but only according to a set of rules, and not while intoxicated. It was in this spirit that B.C. introduced its new drunk driving laws in September 2010. The new rules made it possible for police to issue much longer driving suspensions and hefty fines, the hope being that it would make roads safer. It worked. In the first year, deaths related to drunk driving were cut by 40 per cent. There’s little doubt the change was on the whole a good one. Last November, however, the court

you said it “When the North Van school district identifies community need by the value of the property, there’s something wrong there.” North Van City Voices member Ron Polly decries a North Vancouver school district proposal which could include selling 11 publicly owned properties (from an April 29 news story). ••• “The provincial and federal government are no longer at the table with respect to this. Maybe they should be. I too say to hell with the province.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Rod Clark slams a pilot project that would have seen taxpayers subsidizing landlords to promote affordable housing (from a May 2 news story). ••• “It was a godsend getting the gaming grant back.” Kim Selody, artistic director of Presentation House Theatre, discusses the $30,000 boost his organization received after the province restored its gaming grants to arts organizations (from a May 4 news story).

ruled that the trade-off had been too great, that the improvement in safety had not been balanced by adequate oversight and appeal. It sent the rules back to the drawing board. This week, the province tabled a new set of regulations aimed at addressing those concerns. Police now have to allow for a second chance to blow and must adhere to higher standards when submitting paperwork. It will undoubtedly create more work for officers, but the thrust of the law — to get drunk drivers off the road quickly and to deter them with significant fines and inconvenience — remains intact. Let’s hope the newly tweaked rules stand up to the next legal challenge. The rules still involve a small erosion of freedom, but to the people who got home safely as a result, it is well worth the price.

New voices in the city wilderness IS no news good news?

It’s hard to pin down exactly what the Voices are after. They Looking at the results of North are upset about how the city has Vancouver’s civic elections only six handled its official community plan months back, you would think folks update process. They’re also upset are pretty content with the pace of about the city’s handling of the development on the North Shore. Harbourside process, which could In the district, Mayor Richard build a whole new neighbourhood Walton and every single sitting from scratch south of the automall. councillor was returned to office. Both, the Voices say, have had too In the city, Mayor Darrell Mussatto much developer involvement. cake-walked to victory with a huge It’s a tough question. Developmajority over his rivals’ combined ers have a legal right to apply for result. All but one of his allies also Keeping It Simple whatever they want, even if it is got seats at city hall. The only sitting the moon and stars. It’s easy to councillor in North Vancouver’s Benjamin Alldritt say we should consult the public two halls to lose last year was Bob — we should, obviously — but who Fearnley, who was definitely no should pay for that? development zealot. Hiring a big public room and getting a bunch But since then, a few disappointed council candidates and a handful of tenacious council-watchers have of professionals together costs money. Should the banded together to push back against what they see as taxpayer foot that bill for an application that might go no further? It’s hard to make that argument. But if out-of-control growth in North Vancouver. the developer pays the bill, it’s easy to argue that the North Van City Voices is a young group. No one whole process has been co-opted. So local governI spoke to would describe any kind of structure or ment has to find some middle ground where the executive. No one wants to call themselves its leader. taxpayer isn’t funding a builder’s ambition but the Exactly what they are upset about and what they builder isn’t running the show. would see city council do also seem to be works in The Harbourside property owners, Concert and progress. Knightsbridge Properties, have poured money into There’s nothing wrong with this. I’ll give my tip selling their mixed-use condo and retail idea. That o’ the hat to anyone who wants to participate in our might sound suspicious, but it was their money, not public process and spend their free time encouraging the taxpayers’, and no one among the Voices was willothers to do the same. I gave the North Van Urban ing to say that anything nefarious was going on. Forum a plug earlier this month and I’m happy to A key complaint is exactly how fast North give North Van City Voices the same. Right or wrong, Vancouver’s population is growing. The truth is no bravo to them all for showing up.


one knows. Ask whatever is left of our gutted federal census and they’ll say 48,169 folks lived in the city in 2011, three thousand more than 2006. The province also has a crack at it, and the Voices point out that indicates a growth rate more than three times higher. But the province doesn’t actually count heads. B.C. Statistics looks at gas and hydro use and other indicators and makes, essentially, a guess. The feds and the province eventually reconcile their numbers, but neither one is the basis for any legitimate complaints. And who really cares? My advice is to ignore best-guess numbers and pay attention to your real quality of life. Has traffic or parking gotten worse over the past five years? It’s tempting to think that North Van City Voices is an exercise in sour grapes given the number of failed council and mayoral candidates involved. But I’m not a cynic, and none of the Voice folks I’ve spoken to, like Amanda Nichol and Ron Polly, strike me as cynics either. I don’t think they’re trying to re-run last year’s election, but they are trying to remind people that participation — or the lack of it — has consequences. I can’t tell you how many times I’ve seen people show up at city council filled with anger at how they’re getting screwed over by a process they “knew nothing about.” Try showing up sooner. This is what the Voices are about — show up sooner and don’t get surprised. Pay attention. Is last year’s election result a display of contentment or apathy or both? I would love people to be more involved, but it’s hard to see how to motivate them if they’re not angry. The North Van City Voices are too new and too disorganized to really say what they’re for and what

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The secret joys of anti-feminist cinema

WE all have our guilty pleasures, the ones we don’t list as hobbies on any resume when we actually want to get the job.

Mine used to come with a heapin’ helpin’ of Sandra Bullock, Meg Ryan, Jennifer Aniston or Julia Roberts. Unfortunately, as these actors steadily age and popular culture remains youth-obsessed, I’m slowly being forced to transition to Rachel McAdams, Anne Hathaway, Emma Stone and Emily Blunt. Dabbling in Mila Kunis seems sadly inevitable. Yes, I’m ashamed to say that I’m addicted to chick flicks. That’s right, go ahead and sneer. Props to you for noticing that they’re vacuous, unimaginative and, most disgracefully, they’re clearly not feminist fare. In romantic comedies — for that’s what I’m writing about here, not masterpieces like The English Patient or even quirky charmers like Juno — the characters’ ultimate fulfillment comes through love. With that in mind, the women in rom-coms almost always have jobs that won’t threaten the men in their lives. They may be underemployed in something artsy — like gallery assistant Aniston in The Break-Up — or in something dead-end like subway ticket collector Bullock

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Kate Zimmerman in While You Were Sleeping, hotel maid Jennifer Lopez in Maid in Manhattan, mall clerk Kristen Wiig in Bridesmaids, or assistant to an arrogant womanizer Bullock (again) in Two Weeks Notice. They’re also given blatantly maternal positions like kindergarten teacher Kate Hudson in You, Me and Dupree; Diane Lane in Must Love Dogs; Jennifer Westfeldt in Friends With Kids; ex-baker Wiig in Bridesmaids; nanny Scarlett Johansson in The Nanny; florist Aniston in Love Happens; or lowly plant waterer Drew Barrymore in Music and Lyrics — although calling plant care maternal might be stretching a point. Random journalism positions are also options, in the airy-fairy arenas of fashion (Kate Hudson in How to Lose a Guy in 10 Days), food criticism (Julia Roberts in My

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Everybody in the theatre knows from the start of these flicks that the cute boy and the pretty girl will overcome some ludicrous, contrived obstacles and get together in the end. I guess it’s the very predictability of such films that I like. Death will only rear its ugly head in terms of an old pet or a delightfully curmudgeonly grandparent. The heroine’s sidekick is likely to be feisty, mouthy and less attractive than she; the hero’s best friends will be awkward goofballs or obnoxious pseudo-studs. Most of the time, we don’t have to fear the influence of vulgarian Judd Apatow, because Apatow isn’t really interested in romance. The crude director of The 40-Year-Old Virgin and Knocked Up comes at his films from the opposite of the typical chick flick perspective. Rather than seeing settling down with a loving partner as a reward for overcoming whatever

unlikely conflict has preceded it, Apatow’s lowbrow comedies suggest that a guy puts up with pairing off in order to feel a part of something slightly bigger than his previously petty existence. His married male characters begrudge the compromises of coupledom and parenthood every step of the way, until those states are threatened. Then that same old wife/ girlfriend and those bratty kids start looking pretty good. This depressing philosophy may now be commonplace, along with schlumpy slacker heroes like Seth Rogen in Knocked Up and Jason Seigel in The Five-Year Engagement (a pitifully bad effort, produced but not directed by Apatow), but they’re not what I look for when I’m in the mood to be entertained. I look to the movies to enlighten me — which largely dimwitted chick flicks certainly don’t do — but, equally

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essentially unwinnable. In a nod to the court decision, the changes being introduced give drivers back some of those rights. Now if a driver blows a “warn” (indicating a blood alcohol level of over .05) or a fail (indicating a blood alcohol level over .08), police must advise that person they can take the test again. The lower of the two readings will be considered valid. But the biggest changes involve what happens after a suspension has been issued. Under the new rules, the drivers can challenge the reliability of the test results. They can also challenge

whether the police told them of their right to a second test, and whether the suspension was issued on the lowest reading. Officers will also have to submit sworn reports to the superintendent. Jay Straith, a lawyer who has represented several North Shore residents who are appealing their suspensions in court, called the proposed changes a step in the right direction, away from a “guilty until proven innocent” approach. Straith said the test of the new regulations will be how they work in practice. Straith predicted the new grounds for appeal could result in some lengthy legal hearings before the superintendent.

West Vancouver Police Chief Peter Lepine said he’s glad to see the government make changes putting roadside suspensions for the most serious cases back into officers’ tool kits. “My position has always been the (immediate roadside suspension program) was needed,” said Lepine. But he said the “devil’s in the details” in terms of how much time the new system will take. The new rules will mean officers will have to carry two screening devices in their cars — in case a driver requests a second reading on a different device. And so far, it’s not clear what the appeal process will look like, Lepine added. Following the court

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A North Vancouver man who was arrested and left in a cell for more than four hours after an incident in Lions Gate Hospital has won a lawsuit against the RCMP. North Vancouver officers had no grounds to arrest Jeung Ki Park in the hospital lobby in June 2006 or to keep him in a jail cell for the length of time they did, a provincial court judge has determined. Park sued the RCMP after an altercation at the hospital six years ago in which he was tackled by police and security guards in the lobby. The whole drama was captured on an audio recorder that Park had been carrying. Park had gone to the hospital with his elderly mother that day because she was getting blood tests done. Afterwards, they stopped by the chemotherapy unit where she was a cancer patient. According to court documents, Park and his mother often stopped by when they didn’t have appointments and would sit for a long time in the waiting room for a chance to speak with her oncologist. On this particular day, the doctor refused to speak with Park and said if they didn’t leave, he’d call security. Park and his mother decided to make a complaint and were walking out of the chemotherapy unit when they were confronted by a group of Paladin Security guards who told them they’d have to leave the hospital. Soon after, police arrived. Cpl. Lesley Norman told Park she was investigating a disturbance and asked for his name and identification. Park told the officer there was no disturbance and refused to identify himself. The verbal altercation quickly escalated, and within minutes Park had been tackled to the ground and handcuffed by police in front a crowd of onlookers. Park was then taken to the North Vancouver RCMP detachment and held in a cell for several hours — including a period of time when the investigating officer left to attend court on an unrelated case. When she returned, the officer was informed the hospital didn’t want to press charges against Park and he was released. In court, Park — who represented himself — argued that police abused their authority and used excessive force to tackle him in the See Four-hour page 9

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That may in turn be drawing students from neighbouring communities. Provincial policy dictates that funding follows them there, further accelerating the process. While the vast majority of B.C’s school districts have seen declining student numbers in recent years, enrolment has been growing in West Vancouver since 2005, bolstered by students coming from other districts, including its closest neighbour. Approximately 1,000 students attending West Vancouver schools come from elsewhere. Superintendent Chris Kennedy estimates 80 per cent of them come from North Vancouver, and he attributed the district’s attractiveness in part to the windfall from its international program, noting the whole district benefits from the fees “I think the community understands that things like having teacher librarians in our school and music specialists in our school, in part we’re able to . . . do those things because we have such a vibrant international education program,” said Kennedy. Boosting headcount helps further boost its appeal, he noted. “Sustaining enrollment is always a good thing, because if your enrolment is declining you’re in a state of reducing services,” said Kennedy. “When you’re a growing district you’re able to add services,” he said. “Rather than saying, ‘Well, we’re down 100 students, what can we cut?’” But Susan Lambert, president of the BCTF, doesn’t see that process as a good thing when other parts of the province are suffering. She said schools shouldn’t be run as a business in the

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first place. “We shouldn’t have to put on programs and hire administrators to go to China to bring in revenue,” said Lambert. “That’s not educationally a sound purpose, and we shouldn’t be spending our resources to do that.” Kennedy defended the program, though, saying it can benefit the province as a whole. West Vancouver is eager to spread its expertise with other districts, he said, and has been in talks with other school districts about building a “B.C. brand” that could be sold abroad. Representatives from 12 other school districts recently went to China to try to sell a B.C. education to students there. “We can’t take any more students. We’re kind of maxed out; we have room for about 500 and we can’t grow it,” said Kennedy. “But we have a role to play in growing international education.” The North Vancouver school district did not respond by press time.

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hospital lobby. Judge Carol Baird Ellan disagreed with that, ruling there was no excessive force or malicious intent on the part of the officers. But the judge found the police officer was “negligent in the manner in which she dealt with Mr. Park at the hospital, and that negligence continued through his stay at the detachment.” She ruled police had both wrongfully arrested Park and detained him for longer than necessary. Park has asked for damages for both physical and psychological harm he said stemmed from the arrest and for what he described as the “high-handed demeaning, humiliating and threatening” way the police treated him.

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THE Norgate subdivision, circa 1950, was built to meet the needs of a growing post-war population.

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Jeremy was born with bilateral corneal opacities, an eye condition that left him blind in his left eye and partially sighted in his right. Upon his diagnosis Jeremy’s family was referred to CNIB (the Canadian National Institute for the Blind), a charity that provides support to Canadians who are blind or partially sighted. When Jeremy was young, CNIB taught him how to read Braille and to use a white cane to walk around safely by himself - and he continues to receive these orientation lessons once a week. Jeremy also attends CNIB’s summer camp and says that he can’t wait for it each year. CNIB camps give children and youth with vision loss the opportunity to learn new skills and try new activities in a safe and accessible environment.

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A bold adventurer at heart, Jeremy says that one of his favourite activities last year at camp was the high-ropes course – a web of platforms and ropes that campers navigate from above ground.

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Knowledge is power GRACE Iarocci, associate professor of psychology at Simon Fraser University (left), and Emily Gardiner, PhD student and North Vancouver resident, will be moderators at What About Me? Reflections On Autism And Why Bullying Is So Easy, And Acceptance So Tough. Presented by SFU’s Autism and Developmental Disorders Lab, the free event will take place at the W2 Media Cafe, 111 West Hastings St., Vancouver, Thursday, May 10 at 7 p.m. RSVP:

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Get to know your neighbours and your neighbourhood Here’s a tip of the cap to the top of Lonsdale: it’s a bustling, vibrant community on the climb that hosts a number of activities both entertaining and healthy and affords residents plenty of chances to get out and take advantage of all the area offers. On May 12, North Vancouver Recreation Commission, North Shore Credit Union, North Shore News and organizers will be presenting the Lonsdale Spring Celebration. Intended for the local area to enjoy some activities - right in the neighbourhood. So grab a friend, a family member or even a neighbour and walk on over and join in the celebration! A number of North Vancouver Recreation Centres help to anchor the top of Lonsdale and provide residents with a wide variety of recreational programs, from aquatics and hockey to martial arts, dance fitness classes like Bollywood and Zumba Fit,Yoga and Pilates and fully appointed gyms and weight rooms. The top of Lonsdale is home to the Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre (123 East 23rd St.), as well as the Mickey McDougall (St. Andrews and East 23rd St.) and Memorial (St. Georges & East 23rd St.)

Community Recreation Centres, all of which offer a number of amenities and health and fitness classes.

For nearly 40 years, the Silver Harbour Centre — located at 144 East 22nd St. — has been offering local seniors a place to meet and enrich their lives through a number of programs designed to maintain their physical, mental and social well being.

Join in the fun at the Lonsdale Celebration on Saturday May 12 to see and participate in the dance fitness craze of Zumba and Bollywood. There will also be a chance to try out some of the relaxing moves of Yoga that will leave you stretched and refreshed.

Every week the Centre hosts more than 70 programs designed to keep seniors active, presenting events like bridge, computer classes and tai chi as well as yoga, woodworking, snooker and language classes in Spanish and Mandarin.

North Vancouver Recreation facilities help get local Lonsdale area residents out, get active and stay healthy, as well as make connections with their friends and neighbours. For more information, go to The North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Club — located at 22nd and Lonsdale Ave. — is among the oldest North Shore sports clubs and one of the largest clubs of its kind in Canada. In 2011, more than 260 members were regulars on the greens and in the clubhouse. You don’t have to be a seasoned veteran of the sport to join. The doors are open to aspiring and experienced male or female bowlers of all ages. Annual membership dues at the club are $165 and $50 for students and children under 19. The club has a roster of more than 20 fully certified coaches to introduce new players to the game and help even the most experienced bowlers hone their skills. Lawn bowls can be a precision sport that is played for the challenge and competition, but can also be enjoyed for

the physical activity, the pleasure of spending time outdoors and for social interaction. It is also a low impact, therapeutic form of exercise. Always wanted to try lawn bowling? The club is hosting an Open House on May 12 where they are encouraging all to give this sport a try. Drop in from 12:30-3pm and you will be guided on how to play. The club will host its eighth annual Community Charity Challenge on June 3, with all proceeds benefiting the North Vancouver Homeless Shelter. For more information, go to

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FOR weeks, Ross Road elementary student Laura Holt has been hard at work on a school history project about Rice Lake in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve.

GRADE 6 student Laura Holt, of Ross Road elementary, points to the birth certificate of an ancestor who was born at North Vancouver’s Rice Lake, the subject of a school project selected for display at the Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair. include a two-part fair concept and a change in venue. This year the fair will be held at the Lynn Valley library and plaza. “Wefeelthatthisyearisreally going to enhance the quality of the student experience,” said Beaudry. “The topics range quite a bit, actually, and that allows the students to pursue something that they are passionate about.” District Heritage Fair

committee member Anne Lawson said the move to the Lynn Valley Village complex will utilize community space effectively. “All the projects will be on display in the library, which is a really nice venue,” she said. “It made more sense to put them in the library where more See Projects page 24

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to focus on providing students with more of an educational experience,” said the museum’s education programmer, Kelsey Beaudry. “We are also running workshops out of the Community History Centre as well.” The North Vancouver Museum and Archives has been involved with the event since it began 11 years ago. The big changes this year


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Through her research she discovered all sorts of historical information about the popular recreational area. Laura’s project displays the history of the small lake located on the edge of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park, which was the site of turn-ofthe century logging operations and later supplied drinking water to North Vancouver residents. The Grade 6 student’s project was one of a select few chosen for the Sea-to-Sky Regional Heritage Fair. Through her research, Holt learned that an ancestor’s birth certificate lists Rice Lake, B.C., as his place of birth. The heritage fair will take place next Friday, May 11, and will be different than in years past. “This year we really wanted



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Projects on display May 11 From page 23 people will be able to come and see these beautiful projects.” This year the heritage fair will actually be two mini fairs combined into one fair. The first fair is only for the students. According to Beaudry, they will be enrolled in four historical workshops, which will educate the students about Canada’s heritage and introduce them to local research resources. “Instead of just coming and presenting their projects and going home afterwards . . . we really want to get as much out of the fair opportunity as we can,” said Beaudry. “So basically we want to create a day of school for them. It’s kind of like a heritage fair and a field trip combined in one.” One of the workshops that the students will attend focuses on First Nations. During the workshop, students will make a First Nations medicine bag. The students will also have a chance to view other student projects and vote on their favourites. A panel of judges will also rate the projects, with the winners going on to the provincial Heritage Fair. The students’ projects will be on display to the public from 6 to 8 p.m. on May 11. There will also be live entertainment and music at the plaza. Beaudry encourages residents to come out and learn more about their community and country. “The creativity and the

National Garage Sale: Local Royal LePage offices will host a fundraising sale for shelters which support women and children fleeing abuse Saturday, May 12, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Salmon’s Transfer, 9500 Van Horne Way, Richmond. Donate gently used items at Royal LePage’s North Shore office at 2407 Marine Dr., West Vancouver until May 11. Info: www. Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home. The next meeting is May 10. New members welcome. Info or 604980-4011.

ROSS Road Grade 4 student Kristian Juthans’ display on pioneer Lady Amelia Douglas will be on view at the 11th Annual Sea to Sky Regional Heritage Fair.

Youth Week: An international celebration of youth will run until May 7 with a variety of activities at North Vancouver locations. For a complete schedule visit — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

passion that these students have for their topic is incredible and it’s delightful to listen, too,”

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said Beaudry. “It’s inspiring.” For more information visit


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The proposed Low Level Road Project will enhance rail and port operations and significantly improve safety and efficiency for vehicles, cyclists and pedestrians.

Low Level Road Project update Based on community input from the March 2012 consultation program, Port Metro Vancouver has been working with the City of North Vancouver to develop a preferred design for the proposed Low Level Road Project. All community input from the consultation has now been summarized into a Consultation Summary Report, which is available at OUR COMMUNITY COMMITMENT

PLAN TO ATTEND Two information sessions are planned to share updated project information with the community in May 2012. Please drop by to learn more and speak to the Low Level Road project team about the proposed preferred design.

Port Metro Vancouver is committed to minimizing the effects of increasing trade on the communities in which we operate. The proposed Low Level Road Project will help improve trade and will also offer significant local community benefits. These benefits include:

May 12 – 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. John Braithwaite Community Centre

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May 16 – 4 p.m. to 8 p.m. Pinnacle Hotel

2 Reduced Noise – the project will remove three at-grade rail crossings, eliminating about 60 train whistles each day. 3 Improved Road Safety For All Users – with designated 2m-wide bike lanes, improved sightlines, a new intersection at Esplanade, an overpass at the Neptune/Cargill entrance, and turning lanes. 4 1.6 Kilometres Of New Spirit Trail – completing the Spirit trail between St. Georges Avenue and Kennard Avenue, including an overpass across East 3rd Street.



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Additionally, North Vancouver City Council is hosting a Public Meeting to hear comments and feedback from the community: May 23 – 6 p.m. City Hall Council Chamber, 141 West 14th Street

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NV actor steals the scene in saucy ad Jean Hamilton shines in role of Ethel Herman

“I put that $#*! on everything!”

Salty language spoken by a sweet old lady in a series of wildly popular commercials has propelled Frank’s RedHot Sauce to No. 1 in North American sales and launched a new career for North Vancouver resident Jean Hamilton, who will celebrate her 90th birthday later this year. In the four ads that have aired with Hamilton in the character of Ethel Herman, the double strand of pearls, matching earrings and Hamilton’s own spectacles accentuate the incongruity of language and personality. The line is delivered impeccably but it’s the tone of Ethel’s voice, at once sprightly and definite, and her aura of benevolent assurance that nails the spot. Hamilton was enjoying a comfortable life, involved with her family and working on needlework projects when serendipity struck. “I had just come in from our Friday mystery trip,” Hamilton begins. Mystery trip? It’s a regular outing for Hamilton

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Laura Anderson and a friend; they take turns choosing the destination. “The phone rang,” she continues. “Would I be interested in auditioning for a commercial?” Hamilton was definitely not interested until the voice on the line said the magic words, “It will be a new experience.” “Yes, I’ll do it,” she replied. The call came on a Friday. The next day, Hamilton made her way to the studio. “It was awkward to get to, all the way under the Cambie bridge and it took ages, over an hour by bus. “When I arrived, the casting director looked at me and said, ‘You’re perfect.’ ‘Thank you,’ I said, ‘I know I am.’” With prop mixing bowl and spoon in hand, the bottle of hot sauce front and centre, HamilSee Hamilton’s page 28

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JEAN Hamilton, 89, was cast in a recent advertising campaign for Frank’s RedHot Sauce. Her colourful catchphrase, “I put that $#*! on everything” has left a lasting impression. Her work can be seen at www.franksredhot. com/video/player.

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Hamilton’s positive attitude pays off From page 26

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ton faced the camera and spoke the line that would change her life. Jean Hamilton was born in 1922 in Victoria and raised in Cedar Cottage in East Vancouver and in Burnaby. Her first job was in the paint department of the T. Eaton Company. Hamilton was doing her research, learning all that she could about paint, when she was promoted to the complaints department. Hamilton married in 1942 and worked as a tax assessor until 1945. Pregnant women were not permitted to work for the Canadian government. “Besides, the war was over and the men were coming home. They would be taking back those jobs,” she says. Hamilton’s marriage ended in 1968 and she was back on the job market. “It was a difficult time,” she recalls. “Looking back, I see it was like getting a second chance at life. I learned that I was equal to any of life’s challenges.” After surviving 58 job interviews, Hamilton was offered three jobs in one day and accepted the one she hoped would be the most interesting. It was. During her time with the City of Vancouver’s department of public welfare she acquired certification in social work and rose to supervisor on the financial side, responsible for resolving difficult cases. She left the job in order to accompany her second husband on his business travels. When that marriage came to an end, and for the next 22 years, Hamilton devoted her time to her family and to community service. She had always found creative expression in gardening and needlework. The quality of her work became known and both brought in extra income. Life was good. Then it got better. Hamilton was 87 years old. “How do you do it?” I ask on behalf of the many elderly ladies (and men), eager to launch careers as brand ambassadors and who want the secret of Hamilton’s success. “I play a game in my head,” she says, “just like I did when I was a child. Every Saturday afternoon, we’d pay our nickel at the movies, and all the next week, we’d act as our favourite movie stars. That’s what I do with Ethel.” To those who would like to be where she is, Hamilton has these words of advice: “Opportunity is everywhere, no matter what age we are. We must be receptive, willing to say ‘Yes’ to life, to grab it with both hands and make the most of it. Above all, to enjoy life.”

Make Your Home Safe for Independent Living Are you a low-income senior or a person with a disability who wants to live safely and independently in the comfort of your home? Do you have difficulty performing day-to-day activities? Does your home need to be adapted to meet your changing needs? If so, you may be eligible for financial assistance under the Home Adaptations for Independence (HAFI) program. Find out today if you are eligible and if you meet all of the requirements as a low-income homeowner or as a landlord applying on behalf of an eligible tenant.

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MARIE-LISE Lavoie (left) and Dorothy Murray invite the public to Silver Harbour Centre’s Spring Sale, featuring crafts, pottery, woodwork, baking, raffles, art demonstrations and more, Saturday, May 12 from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Admission: free. Will we be seeing more of Ethel? From her legions of fans, the answer is a resounding, “Yes.” Laura Anderson works with and for seniors on the North Shore. Contact her at 778-279-2275 or email her at

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WV publisher awarded Co-founder of Self-Counsel Press recognized Manisha Krishnan

A West Vancouver woman who has spent a lifetime in the world of books was recently recognized by the publishing community for her contributions to the province.

Diana Douglas took home the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia’s Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year award, presented by her father, Jim, a well-known publisher and founder of Douglas and McIntyre. “It was pretty special. He hasn’t presented this award in the last few years to many people because he’s getting on and he’s a bit frail but he made the effort to present the award to me,” says Douglas. In 1971, Douglas co-founded Self-Counsel Press — a company that focuses on Do It Yourself Guides for legal and business processes — with her then husband Jack James. The idea started when a friend of James, who was a law student at the time, asked him if it would be possible to get a divorce without hiring an attorney.

“He put together some hasty notes, coached her a little, gave her total access to the forms,” says Douglas. Her self-representation during the divorce made headlines province-wide and soon more and more people were asking James for the same advice. After he met Douglas, who had plenty of experience selling books, the two formed a strong partnership and the B.C. Divorce Guide was formed. “We met, we fell in love and the whole thing kind of gelled from there,” says Douglas. Over time the company began producing guides for incorporation, writing wills, probating estates, and fighting traffic tickets. The company eventually expanded into the world of small business. Their books are now available all over Canada and in parts of the United States, as well as internationally. “There are a lot of paperwork type processes that people are very capable of being given the information and we empower them and they can do it themselves,” says Douglas. Although she never worked for her father, she says growing up around him certainly provided a lot of insight into publishing. “There were definitely people in the house like the Pierre Bertons and the Farley Mowats and I would sit and listen, so he was in

that atmosphere,” she says, adding she experimented with other career paths, such as modeling and even dairy farming, while she was younger but to no avail. “(Publishing) was something that I knew and there wasn’t anything else that was my passion.” Richard Day, publisher at SelfCounsel Press, says as driven as Douglas is in business, she has always made an extra effort to make sure that the readers were getting the help they need. “Diana actually shocked me a few times. . . . We would be discussing a new book, particularly a legal self-help book and Diana would say, ‘OK this one is really needed, the people who would read it are going to have difficulty affording anything expensive, let’s do this at cost with almost no margin at all,’” he says. “I think that speaks volumes about her character.” For more information about Self-Counsel Press go to WEST Vancouver’s Diana Douglas, co-founder of SelfCounsel Press, was recently presented with the Jim Douglas Publisher of the Year award by the Association of Book Publishers of British Columbia. The award was presented to her by her father, who is also a publisher.

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Newest wine region is B.C.’s ‘hot spot’

BRITISH Columbia’s newest wine region is gradually taking shape.

from government and the agricultural sector. Trial plantings have taken place on a small scale at Lillooet over decades; and McWatters has And it’s likely not always been plugged where you expected. in to the possibility Seven years of establishing have passed since vineyard sites immigrants Rolf de beyond the Bruin and Heleen Notable Potables Okanagan, not only Pannekoek left Tim Pawsey at Lillooet but at behind stable careers quite a few other in finance in the Netherlands to embark on an entirely spots (about which he’s still coy to new chapter of their lives: establishing reveal too much information). He and running a winery — not in the will remind you, though, that some of booming Okanagan Valley but in the B.C.’s first Chardonnay, which went very much uncharted reaches of the into the earliest Sumac wines, was Thompson River, on an east bench grown on a bench in the Kamloops just beyond the bridge where the area. Richard Cleave — the man who road goes on to Lytton. Some of the decision to locate Fort nurtures some of the Okanagan’s best Berens Estate Winery in unproven fruit for wines, such as perennially Lillooet was driven by pragmatism successful Sandhill Small Lots, plus and a realization that the Okanagan’s his own vines — hadn’t been to overheated land prices (more than Lillooet before but found its climate $100,000 per unplanted acre) were not dissimilar to that of Oliver and not conducive to a successful business Osoyoos. Rolf de Bruin points out that plan. However, the couple’s well- their site touches the northern tip of connected partners had put them the Sonoran Desert, which stretches in touch with a few of the right south to the Mexican border. Lillooet, of course, is known as people — including vineyard guru Richard Cleave, ex CedarCreek the name that always pops up beside winemaker Tom DiBello, and Sumac Lytton’s as Canada’s summer hot Ridge founder, pioneering Harry spot with daytime highs sometimes McWatters, as well as interested parties pushing 40 C. But de Bruin says

cooling breezes off Seton Lake keep the mercury at 35 tops and yields significantly cooler nights to produce good acidity in their 20 acres of Riesling, Pinot Gris, Chardonnay, Pinot Noir, Cab Franc and Merlot, planted in 2009. Combine those conditions with a long growing season, low rainfall (little or no precipitation between July and October) and you can see how it’s easy to draw comparisons with the Okanagan. Any new winery owner — especially once they’ve talked to their banker — will tell you of the challenges in finding cash flow while the young vines reach maturity. Fort Berens’ team has already shown its ability in producing well-made wines using Okanagan fruit (including a luscious, pineapple and tropical toned Pinot Gris 2011 $17.99, which was a finalist in the just announced Okanagan Best of Varietal Awards). The winery is transitioning to all estate fruit by 2013 but already the results are reassuring. Just released is a green apple- and lychee-toned, all-estate grown Riesling 2011; and all-estate, appealingly dry, crisp and clean strawberry-apple Pinot Noir Rosé 2011 with a nice streak of acidity. $13.99 VQAS. Harder to track down is 23 Camels 2011, a well balanced half Pinot Gris plus Chardonnay Riesling blend (40 per cent estate) with lively stone fruit and juicy acidity; $15, from the winery. Planning a trip via Duffy Lake to

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FORT Berens proprietors Rolf de Bruin, Heleen Pannekoek and Harry McWatters raise a glass to the new winery. Right, the all-estate, appealingly dry, crisp and clean strawberry-apple Pinot Noir Rosé 2011. Lillooet and beyond? Be sure to check out this new winery that looks to become the anchor in B.C.’s newest wine region. Check for more info. And join their Discovery Club for easy access to all the wines.

Lonsdale Quay Farmers’ Market will run every Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 27 at the East Plaza, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. There will be traditional and organic produce, prepared food vendors, crafters and more. Info: or 604-318-0487. Ambleside Farmers’ Market will run every Sunday from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. until October 28 in the parking lot behind the police station on Bellevue Avenue and 13th Street in West Vancouver. There will be traditional and organic produce, prepared food vendors, crafters and more. Info: or 604-318-0487.

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Richmond. The evening is intended to draw attention to the risks the Northern Gateway Pipeline Project poses to the First Nation Gitga’at people and the Great Bear Rainforest. Tickets are $300 or $1,000 for a pre-reception cruise and main event. Info:

Japanese Cooking Classes will take place Thursdays, May 10, 17 and 31 from 10:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. followed by an Osaka Supermarket tour Wednesday, June 6 from 10 to 11 a.m. Classes will include hands-on teaching, recipes and all the ingredients. Classes will be held in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Fee: $150 per person. Registration and exact location: Kimiko, 604-727-5331 or kimiko@

Fire Up the Grill: M&M Meat Shops will celebrate its 24th annual Charity BBQ Day Saturday, May 12 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at locations across Canada. Franchisees and volunteers will be flipping burgers and hot dogs to reach this year’s goal of raising $1.5 million for the Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation of Canada. Locations:www.mmmeatshops. com.

Cooking for a Cause: King Pacific Lodge and the Gitga’at First Nation will host a celebration marking the launch of their co-founded charitable organization, Guarding the Gifts, Friday, May 11, 7-10 p.m. at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery,

Surfing the Wave of Sustainability: Quails’ Gate winery in the Okanagan will present a special Ocean Wise dinner Saturday, May 12, 6 p.m. at its Old Vines Restaurant. The four-course dinner will feature 100 per cent

sustainable seafood paired with premium wines from Quails’ Gate Winery. Tickets are $99 and can be reserved at 1-250769-2514 or groupbookings@ Wild BC Spot Prawns: The spot prawn season will kick off withtheoriginalfestivalfollowed by other festivals throughout the province. Dates: Cowichan Bay Harbour, Vancouver Island, May 12 and 13; The Cove Resort, West Kelowna, June 2 and Willingdon Beach, Powell River, June 16. Costs and refreshment availability vary between festivals. Info: Cooking Class: Cooking instructor Maureen Goulet of Ambrosia Adventures will host a cooking class Tuesday, May 15, 6:45-9:30 p.m. at Y Franks store, 503 15th St., West Vancouver. Chef Sudkanya Nyangnangwai from the Thai House Restaurant will teach the secret of how to combine the right ingredients for some classic Thai recipes. Cost: $69.50. Info: www. or 604-218-2084. Bertani Wine Dinner: La Terrazza restaurant in conjunction with Grady Wine Marketing will present an evening celebrating the world class wines of Bertani Wednesday, May 16 at 1088 Cambie St., Vancouver. Tickets: $128.88. Reservations: 604899-4449 or www.laterrazza. ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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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


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


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).


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

Proposed Amendment:


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.

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NARAYA Garson, and Sajan and Avani Johal explore the pool area during a cruise to Mexico.

GEMMA Linton relaxes with the paper at the intersection of Ho Hum Road and Easy Street in Carefree, Ariz.

JACK and Spencer Gillis visit the Burj Khalifa, the tallest building in the world, on a trip to Dubai, United Arab Emirates, during their Spring Break.

JEANNIE and Doug Rae stop on the beach in Huatulco, Mexico.

TARA Brockelmann takes the news on a safari in Ngorongoro Conservation Area in Tanzania.

PATRICK and Therese Bryan stop by a chopstick-making factory while biking to Cuc Phuong National Park in Vietnam.

JIM Harrison takes the North Shore News to the Texas Steel Guitar Jamboree in Dallas.

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Tourism keeps ghost towns in business Peter Neville-Hadley Contributing Writer

TOMBSTONE: Arizona is a region of dry, open spaces where the main roads seem to run in straight lines for hundreds of kilometres and destinations are visible long before they are reached, only slowly crawling closer however hard the accelerator is pressed.

Maps show other, smaller roads that wind more interestingly, but, when asked about these, local people tend to look skeptically at you and your vehicle. “You’d best rent a proper truck,” they say, “and take plenty of water in case there’s trouble and you have to wait around.” Despite Arizona’s sandy horizons, to modern man it’s apparently the lack of a mobile-phone signal that indicates true desert. In these open spaces lie many of Arizona’s original towns. They began as mining camps from the 1850s onward, springing up wherever gold, silver or copper was discovered and often dying out again just as quickly. Tombstone, about an hour’s drive south of Tucson, is amongst 130 ghost photo Peter Neville-Hadley/Meridian Writers’ Group towns listed in Ghost Towns of Arizona by James and A 15-minute drive from well-known Tombstone is a real Arizona ghost town, Fairbank. Its teacherage comes not just with ghosts, but with Barbara Sherman, and since rattlesnakes under its floorboards. it’s conveniently on a modern highway (the I-10), seems a suitable starting point for a casual exploration of abandoned settlements. This is a ghost town for those not wanting to be too alone with the ghosts. On Far distant from any other metropolitan city, by mid-1881 ms Zuiderdam most days, visitors fill its dusty main street lined with low-rise Tombstone boasted a bowling alley, four churches, an ice wooden stores and saloons that seem to have been transported house, a school, two banks, three newspapers, and an ice down the decades unweathered. cream parlor, alongside 110 saloons, 14 gambling halls, In its 1880–86 heyday Tombstone was the last word in and numerous dancing halls and brothels. All of these were lawless boom-towns. 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As he rode his bike along the sidewalk his dog was in a full gallop on leash beside him. A dog running on leash beside a biker is nothing new, but what was concerning me was this dog was in obvious physical distress trying to keep the pace of the man on the bike. And the man seemed oblivious to his dog’s distress. When I got home I got to thinking. Do some people think that dogs are athletic machines with countless stores of energy, capable of endless endurance? It is true that dogs love exercise and are designed for physical activity regardless of their energy level — but they are not fitness machines. Even the most highenergy, fit and healthy dogs go through physiological changes in heart rate and body temperature when they are physically active. If these changes are not monitored a dog is capable of suffering from exercise induced collapse. I think some of us take it

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for granted that our dog can keep up with us while we ride up and then race down a mountainside or set out on that 20-kilometre run. They have four legs after all! But those four legs suffer the same aches and pains our two legs do. A yearly check up with your vet will ensure your dog’s joints and heart are healthy enough to keep up with a demanding pace, even if you are only a weekend warrior with your dog. Once you get the vet’s OK, take the time to get your dog in shape if it’s not used to intense exercise and/or on the pudgy side. The same routine for people applies to dogs. For example: five minutes of

walking, then five minutes of running over a 30-minute period. Over a week, that ratio can increase, to five minutes of walking to 10 minutes of running intervals over a 45-minute period. This type of interval training is the best way to get your dog in shape without putting excessive strain on their heart and lungs. The average resting heart rate for a dog is 60-100 beats per minute for large breeds and 100-140 for small breeds. Larger dogs have slower rates than small dogs, and dogs that are in good physical shape will have lower heart rates than dogs of similar age and size who are not physically fit. Puppies typically have higher heart rates, up to 180 beats per minute is normal up to one year of age. But you don’t need to carry a stethoscope with you on the trails, just be aware of your dog’s behaviour while you are exercising to ensure they are not in exercise distress. When dogs are active it is completely normal for them to pant. Panting serves two purposes. First, it keeps the body cool, as exercise raises a dog’s body temperature — Canine “normal” body temperature range is 100.5 - 102.5 Fahrenheit (38

- 39.2 Celsius). A body temperature below 100 or above 103F warrants a call to your veterinarian. Panting also brings large volumes of air into the lungs to ensure a dog has enough oxygen in its blood to fuel the muscles. But panting is also a sign that your dog may be taxing his cardiovascular system beyond its healthy range of fitness level. Just like humans, dogs need to train their bodies to be able to perform a physical activity. If your dog is not active, it will suffer the same aches, pains and strains on their heart — and the rest of the body for that matter — that an out-of-shape human will if he or she jumps on the weekend fitness bandwagon. If a dogs is salivating heavily and their tongue looks swollen and wide, is pale in colour or deep red and is hanging off to the side of its mouth, this is a sure sign your dog needs to take a break. Slow your pace so that your dog is able to walk, cool down and slow its heart rate down. Before you take your dog on a marathon-sized run or mountain bike ride, please be sure they are fit enough to maintain the pace activities like these demand.

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Cap taps clubs for two new hoops coaches Andy Prest

THE Capilano University basketball program may have a bit more of a clubby atmosphere next season as two Lower Mainland basketball academy owners have been named as the head coaches of the Blues men’s and women’s teams.

just sitting at home being lazy.” The scene at Sentinel is surprising for a number of reasons, not least of which is that football was not even on the school’s radar when classes commenced last fall. Parent Nadia Daher led the push to revive the school’s long-dormant football program when she realized her son Adam, entering Grade 8 at Sentinel, would not have a chance to play the sport he loved. Twisting startup funds out of several local benefactors — including $10,000 from her husband Sam, a West Vancouver orthodontist — Nadia helped convince Sentinel’s athletics department to give football another try. Jackson, a North Vancouver native and Carson Graham grad, was added to the equation when it became clear that Sentinel had enough funding and

On the men’s side Dwayne Selby, former coach of the highly successful senior boys team at Vancouver’s St. George’s School as well as the founder of the allBall Academy, takes over for Jordan Yu. For the Blues women it’ll be Ramin Sadaghiani behind the bench, replacing longtime Capilano coach Paul Chiarenza. Sadaghiani is co-owner and executive director of North Vancouver’s 3D Basketball Academy and has also spent the past two years as an assistant coach with the University of British Columbia’s women’s team. Both coaches have taken unique paths to get to this position by burnishing their reputations through their club programs. “Back in the day it seemed to be there was only one way to get to the higher levels of coaching,” Sadaghiani told the North Shore News. “It might have been through the provincial program or through Basketball Canada or things like that. It’s kind of neat that there’s opportunities for people

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THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK RUGBY Sr. boys AAA playoff PRINCE OF WALES vs. CARSON May 8, 4 p.m. Klahanie Park SOCCER Sr. girls AAA playoff SENTINEL vs. ARGYLE May 9, 3:30 p.m. Lillooet Park RUGBY Sr. boys AA playoff MULGRAVE vs. COLLINGWOOD May 10, 4 p.m. Klahanie Park

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PARIS Jackson takes charge during a training session at Sentinel secondary. The CFL star has agreed to be head football coach at Sentinel while still suiting up for the B.C. Lions.

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THE man is unmistakable. Even surrounded by a 40-some players in full football gear, he stands out as the biggest, strongest presence on the soggy Sentinel secondary field despite his modest outfit of baggy sweat pants and hoody. “Huddle up,” he bellows, the sound echoing around the school grounds. “Stop messing around, let’s go,” he says. “Too much talking here, call the damn play.” Yes, that’s Paris Jackson, professional football receiver for the Grey Cup champion B.C. Lions. And yes, those are Grade 8 students snapping to attention at his call during a spring league practice on a recent Wednesday afternoon. This, however, is no guest-coaching

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gig or token celebrity appearance. Jackson is the head coach of this Grade 8 team. Training camp for the B.C. Lions starts up in less than a month and when high school football season rolls around in August, Paris Jackson will still be the head coach of these boys. Pro practice ends at 1:30 p.m. in Surrey, volunteer coaching starts two hours later in West Vancouver. As much as travel, bridge traffic and schedule permits, Jackson will be in both places for the foreseeable future. “I’ll be a busy guy,” he says with a laugh. “You know, I’d rather be busy than




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A runner for the Carson Graham Eagles senior rugby team tries to escape the grasp of a West Vancouver defender April 27. The Eagles soared to a 55-12 win over the Highlanders to finish Lower Mainland league play tied for first with St. George’s. AAA quarterfinal playoff action explodes Tuesday with St. George’s hosting Argyle, Lord Byng hosting West Van at Jericho Park, Carson hosting Prince of Wales at Klahanie Park and Kitsilano hosting Handsworth at Camosun Park. In AA semifinal action Thursday Rockridge will play McRoberts at St. George’s while Collingwood will play Mulgrave at Klahanie. Each game kicks off at 4 p.m.

who have kind of developed themselves through club systems.” Sadaghiani, a Handsworth grad and North Vancouver native, is a very familiar face on the North Shore basketball scene. Prior to joining the staff at UBC, he helped coach teams at Sutherland secondary before moving on to help lead the backto-back provincial championship Handsworth senior girls teams. Through his academy he has worked with almost all of the North Shore girls players who have gone on to university careers in recent years. “I’ve been coaching on the North Shore, so having the opportunity to grow not only basketball in the province but specifically in North Vancouver, that’sjustanexcitingopportunity for me,” Sadaghiani said. This is Sadaghiani’s first head coaching gig at the postNEWS photo Paul McGrath secondary level but he said his work with other great coaches NEW Blues men’s basketball coach Dwayne Selby runs an open ID camp has helped prepare him for the Wednesday night at Capilano Sportsplex. task. “(Handsowrth’s) Scott Palmer was a very good guy at great,” said Selby. “It was a great time. For me to be able to come building team chemistry. (UBC’s) Deb Huband was so good with home, so to speak, and give back to a program that helped me so fundamentals and Xs and Os. Different people that I’ve had the much, it’s a unique opportunity.” Both coaches stressed the desire to make use of the wealth of opportunity to work with — I bring all those pieces with me to basketball talent coming out of the North Shore Cap.” “It is of the utmost importance for us to keep the North Shore Selby is also an old North Shore friend — the Toronto native played two seasons with Capilano from 2000 to 2002 and this year connections, keep North Shore kids coming to our program,” said Selby. “We want Cap to be the place that our North Shore players started a new chapter of his allBall Academy in North Vancouver. “I really enjoyed my time at Cap and all the people there were are looking to go to first.”

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interest to launch a Grade 8 team this spring that would become a junior (grade 9-10) team in the fall. Originally signed on as an offensive co-ordinator, Jackson accepted a bump up to head coach when the original man for the job bowed out because of health issues. While he worried about juggling the rigours of playing pro football with coaching a high school team, Jackson was won over by the thought of starting something new. “We’re creating our own history right now,” he says as the Sentinel players pack up after practice. “It got to a point where I had to kind of think maybe this was the opportunity to step in with a new team, new organization. They’re trying to build something here.” Jackson found out quickly that starting a program from scratch is no easy task. Leading it all as head coach through spring training has been eye-opening. “I just didn’t know how much planning, organization that you need,” he says. “You need to be very, what I’d say, structured. You have to have a structure here and you got to be on time, you can’t be a little late. The kids look up to me so I definitely have to lead by example.” When he arrived for his first practice there were only about 16 players ready to sign up. The next week there were 10 or 15 more. “Now I think we’re up to 42 guys,” says Jackson. “Every week it seems like there’s kids jumping on board.” In some ways, Jackson’s mere presence is helping to build the program. “I think the moment Paris was actually in the halls, I think we picked up 10 kids that week onto the roster,” says Sentinel athletic director Glenn Johnston. “I think the parents are just as excited. In the last couple of years I don’t recall so many

people in the bleachers to watch a Grade 8 game.” The student body started buzzing about the new football coach once they actually saw him on school grounds. “Everyone thought we were kidding — Paris Jackson is coaching,” says Grade 8 linebacker Cian Booth. The players are the ones laughing now. “He really is a good coach,” says Adam Daher, another Grade 8 linebacker and the son of team booster Nadia. “Even if he gets mad, it’s fun. It really is. It’s amazing.” Having a pro as a head coach has other benefits as well — Jackson has used his CFL connections to bring in some highprofile help. He’s constantly bugging Lions general manager Wally Buono and head coach Mike Benevides for tips and bringing teammates like Geroy Simon and North Vancouver-native Dean Valli out to practice. This past week Simon, one of the most decorated receivers in CFL history, stopped by to help run a Game Ready fitness session. “It was great to have Geroy to come out here in his spare time and influence these kids to go on the right path,” says Jackson, adding that he, too, has learned a lot from Simon during their many years playing together. Life behind the clipboard has given Jackson new insight and motivation for when he straps on the pads this summer. “Being a coach you kind of look at your own game,” he says. “You get to step back and realize . . . maybe I need to work a little bit on these techniques.” And if he does mess up on the field he knows there will be 42 pairs of eyes trained on him. “When it comes to the summertime they’re going to be watching me on TV,” he says. “The last thing I want them to say is, ‘Oh, coach is getting old.’ They’re going to bug me when I see ‘em. So I

definitely am here to bring this program in the right direction and they’re keeping me young at the same time.” Jackson says he’s hoping this is the start of a new chapter in his life. “My plan is to be a professional coach — wide receiver coach, offensive coordinator or head coach — at the CFL or NFL level or even the collegiate level or university level,” he says. “Right now these are my stepping stones. I want to build a foundation here that if I do leave in five years time at least they’re on the right path. But right now I’m just focusing on being the head coach here and being a B.C. Lion for another year. We plan, the B.C. Lions, to win another Cup in Toronto and I’m kind of a greedy guy, why can’t we win two championships — one with B.C. and one with Sentinel.” On that point he’s very serious. Sentinel’s plan is to start play at the senior football level in 2013 and by then Jackson wants the program thriving. So far, so good — the Grade 8 team went undefeated in six games with Jackson at the helm to claim a spring league championship. Along the way they knocked off traditional football powers like Carson Graham, Jackson’s old stomping grounds — no mean feat for a Sentinel program that didn’t exist mere months ago. “I want them to be provincial champs. I want them to be one of the best schools around here,” says Jackson. “I’m a professional athlete and I take things seriously when it comes to football. And I expect these kids to be disciplined and on my schedule. It starts up at the top and it goes right down to the bottom. If you don’t have the right direction up top, how are you supposed to learn and have direction in your life? I take it serious because I care about this sport, I love this sport and I want kids in the Lower Mainland to love it too.”

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Passed away at the age of 62 on April 20, 2012 at North Vancouver, B.C. after a 17 month battle with a GBM brain tumour. Born in Weyburn, Saskatchewan, Craig excelled academically, being awarded top graduate in the province of Saskatchewan. He attended the University of Calgary, studying for a Bachelor of Music in piano performance where, in his 4th year, he added pre-med courses. Graduating with distinction, he was admitted to the Faculty of Medicine the subsequent year. After obtaining his M.D. he moved to North Vancouver, opening his medical practice in 1980. For the next 30 years he cared for his patients with compassion & skill. Craig loved hiking, skiing, travel, photography, astronomy & above all, music. His gentle, polite, kind, unselfish spirit was beloved by all who knew him. He will be greatly missed by family, friends & former patients. Predeceased by his parents Edna & Charles Markle, Craig is survived by his loving wife & daughter, Linda Falls, & Danielle as well as many cousins. Our thanks to Dr. Klimo, Dr. Smiljanic, Dr. Haaf, Dr. Sahjpaul, the oncology clinic team, his homecare & hospice team for their compassionate care. To the many family & friends who offered us so much assistance and love during this journey we offer our heartfelt thanks. A memorial service to celebrate Craig’s life will be held on Saturday, May 19 at 2 pm. at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, B.C. Flowers gratefully declined, a donation for those so wishing may be made to the Brain Tumour Foundation of Canada for GBM research or to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Klimo fund or to a charity of your choice.

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BEARD, Richard Arthur Mar 22, 1923 - Apr 22, 2012 A long-time resident of West Vancouver, Dick passed away peacefully exactly one month after his 89th birthday at the North Shore Hospice. He will always be remembered for his good nature and sense of humour. He is survived by his loving wife and best friend of nearly 60 years, Betty, sons Doug (Brigitte), Bill (Val) and Jim (Audrey), his four beloved grandchildren, Linda, Dustin, Jordan, and Tia, sisters-in-law, Clare Beard and Frances Bradley and many nieces and nephews who were so supportive in his final month in hospital. He was predeceased by his sister Betty and brother Ted. He became apprenticed to the plumbing firm of Garrod and Nelson and during the war joined an RCAF construction unit building radar stations on the remote outer BC coast. In 1956 he was appointed West Vancouver’s first plumbing inspector working through the post war boom. He was West Vancouver’s representative on the Lower Mainland Plumbing Code Committee who revised the Code to more modern building standards. With fatherin-law Henry Bradley, Dick built a home alongside Lighthouse Park where he and his family lived for 48 years. Dick was a devoted father and passed on his love of the outdoors to his three sons with hiking, boating and fishing. On retirement in 1987, Dick and Betty began overseas travel, visiting Doug and family in Switzerland. His golfing foursome were regulars at Gleneagles Golf Course often playing through the winter. There will be no service by request. A memorial tea is planned for midMay. Donations to the North Shore Hospice would be much appreciated.



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MARQUETTE - Clint April 9, 1969 - April 25, 2012 It is with the tremendous sadness to announce the passing of our loving husband, father and brother, Clint Michael Steve Marquette. Born April 9, 1969 in North Vancouver, Clint was 43 years young and passed away in Brackendale, BC. Clint will be deeply and lovingly missed by his wife Tammie, sons, Kyle, Dylan and Ryan; parents Mother Nancy Edgar and step-father Ken Edgar of Kamloops predeceased by his father Danny Marquette, age 47, of Squamish, BC, his grandmother Audrey Sampson and grandfather Gerald Sampson both of North Vancouver. Lovingly remembered by his brothers Jim Marquette (Laurie) of North Vancouver, Kenny Edgar (Chantelle) of Gibsons, Brad Edgar (Kim) of Powell River and sister Diane Smith (Orville) of Kamloops and many nieces and nephews as well as his mother-inlaw Janet Dawson. Celebration of Life will be held at Totem Hall at 102 Stawamus Road in Squamish at 11:00am on Thursday, May 10th, 2012. Tammie, Kyle, Dylan and Ryan invite all to celebrate his life and his love. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made for Kyle, Dylan and Ryan’s education fund at any TD Canada Trust to account 6080327-9670 or contact Clint will be forever remembered. Never ending. To sign book of condolences, please click on

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HUDSON, Ian Richard Aug 08, 1926 - May 02, 2012 After a long illness, Ian peacefully passed away with his loving family by his side. Always a proud family man, he will warmly be remembered by his devoted wife Betty, their four children Linda (Craig), John (Judy), Richard (Denise) and Donald (Cathy), nine grandchildren, and seven greatgrandchildren and brother Donald (Pat). After receiving a degree in Mechanical Engineering from UBC in 1951, Ian spent his career working with Sandwell Management Consultants. Ian was an avid traveler, loved exploring the back roads of BC, camping with the family, fly fishing, gardening and being a member of Kiwanis (Evergreen). A memorial service will be held at 2:00 pm on May 12 at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, kindly direct your donations to the Canadian Cancer Society and the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.


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McMASTER - Robert (Bob, Crunch) July 1921 - April 29, 2012

Predeceased by his brother Stanley. Survived by his daughter Marina (Jack), grandchildren Lindsay, Parker (Mary), great grandchildren Hayden and nephew Duncan (Robin). Bob was born in Ayr, Scotland and joined the army after being evacuated from school in the Channel Islands. Shipped to India and served in the Gurka Rifles as Captain until 1946. Worked with the Sudan Plantations Syndicate from 1947-1955 where he was the manager for overseeing 13,000 acres and all its labour force. Returned to England where he met and married Wilhemine Lindenbeck in 1956 and then they sailed to Canada where he worked in Port Alberni for Crawley & McCracken until 1957. He then moved to North Vancouver and worked for Western Estates Ltd. He moved to West Vancouver in the early 60’s and was then employed by the Liquor Distribution Branch as well as being a very active member of the BCGEU until his retirement in the early 80’s when he decided he wanted to take up golf, travel the world and do as he pleased. Bob was a man who loved life and everything it had to offer. Active in fitness and many types of sports (where he was nicknamed Crunch), he was a member of the YMCA for many years and then belonged to the Fit Fellows until his passing. Bob was a long standing member of the West Vancouver Legion and served on the executive at various times over the years. Bob will be missed by both family and many friends. Bob has requested no service, but will have a casual Celebration of Life at one of his favourite hangouts “Trafiq” on Wednesday May 9, 2012 6-9pm, 1860 Marine Drive, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver or a charity of you choice.

SPEARS - Don (Grumps)

passed away peacefully at Lynn Valley Care Centre with his family by his side. He is survived by his wife of nearly 64 years, Helen, his son Dave, daughter-in-law Louise, granddaughter Dara (Alec Lewis and children Cameron and Kiera) and grandson Adam. Also survived by his daughter Carol, son-in-law Joe Bell, grandsons Mac and Casey, as well as extended family both here and back east. Don was born in the village of Burk’s Falls, Ontario, and spent many summers at Horne Lake. When WWII broke out, he joined the Merchant Marine and travelled throughout the world delivering supplies to the troops. At war’s end, he decided to come out to BC, where he met his one love, Helen, at the old Lonsdale Theater. After a marriage that the neighbours said would never last, they moved briefly to Nanaimo and then back to North Van. Don was employed for many years by Shell Canada, after which he set up his own sulphur shipping business until retirement. Dad was a very capable man who built several houses during his lifetime, as well as helping friends and neighbours with the construction of various cabins, furniture pieces, and garden projects. He loved watching hockey and football, and enjoyed bike riding, cross country skiing, and collecting stamps . He played a good game of bridge and taught his grandsons to play crib. His love of travel took Helen and him to many places around the globe in addition to their regular winter visits to Mauii. His family extends its deepest thanks to Dr. B. Norton and the wonderful staff at Lynn Valley Care, who always treated Don with kindness and respect. Dad did not want a service, but anyone wishing could donate to the B.C. SPCA in his memory.

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SENIORS SPECIAL: Downsizing/ Moving/ Delivery and Storage service. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403


Coming Events

Beginner’s Meditation Class AN INTRODUCTION TO CHAN (CHINESE ZEN) MEDITATION Tuesdays- May, 8, 15, 22, 29 All classes 6:30pm - 8:30pm @ Lynn Valley Public Library (no charge - donations accepted)

To register, contact David 604-986-0008


Lost & Found

FOUND CD Case w/ varity of classical CD’s 24th & Mountain Hwy. (604) 987-7487 LOST 1 Hearing Aide, (blue color) around Lonsdale Quay area, May 2nd, 604-985-3217 LOST KEYCHAIN has captain on keychain, Sunday April 29th, nr Ambleside/Dundarave area. Pls call 778-297-1237 LOST: MAN’S gold ring w/large laquered blue stone, unpolished. Vicinity of Canadian Tire/Park & Tilford car park on Sunday April 22, in the morning. Sentimental value, Reward. 604-990-5177 LOST Monday April 2nd at Blenz coffee shop in front of library, small beaded bracelet, multi color, 604-987-8945

YEATS - Betty Doreen Jan. 26, 1924 - Feb. 14, 2012 A Celebration of the Life of our mother Betty Yeats will be held this Mothers Day, Sunday, May the 13th at the Yeats Studio and Gallery, 2402 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Family and friends are welcome to drop in between 2pm and 4pm.


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

1 photo ad, 3 lines. 1 online ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.


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


FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213


CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100



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


For Sale Miscellaneous

BBQ, ELECTRIC, $15, Shaw PVR box $200, call 604-925-8433

For Sale Miscellaneous


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

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

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

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


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:



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!

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1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/

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:


Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

North Vancouver Recreation Commission is accepting applications for a

MARKETING SPECIALIST (approximately 35 hours/week)

For position details visit our website at: Closing date May 14, 2012 • • •


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Q. A.

The Seniors’ One Stop Information Line is open Monday to Friday from 9am to 3pm except on statutory holidays; there’s either a coordinator or a volunteer available during these times. If we’re on the phone with a client or with a client in the office we allow our calls to go into voicemail. If you leave your name, number and the reason for your call we will usually be able to return your call within one business day.

Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources



EXPERIENCED BOOKKEEPER req for growing North Van Bookkeeping Firm; F/T; familiar w/ Simply & Quickbooks; Must be able to work with minimal supervision and have good communication skills. Email resume & salary expectation to PART TIME/CASUAL Schedular and Payroll person required with experience in the Comvida System. Please fax resume to: 604-988-0814.


Wanted to Buy

COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, post cards, antique guns, toys, military items, tools, estate items, etc. 604-313-5479

MOVING: GOLDEN oak dining table, 3 leaf, 102x44, + 6 upholster chairs, $950 obo, beds dressers etc. 604-980-8737

COLLECTOR LOOKING for old photo negatives & slides. Email:

MOVING; QUICK sale, electric fireplace, quality furniture, lamps, area rugs, miscellaneous items, bargains, Call 604-913-2173.

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


Plants & Trees

Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530


Daycare Centres





Customer Service

P/T CUSTOMER SERVICE Immediate employment to work as a part-time Customer Service Rep. Earn daily income. Email:


General Employment

PART TIME/CASUAL Exp’d. Activity Aide needed with Recreational Activity certificate. Fax resume to: 604-988-0814.

SPRING SALE Fruit Trees: Cherry, apple, pear, fig & mulberry (toot). Japanese Maples Yew & Boxwood Hedging material. Beautiful specimens!

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

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

KIMBALL ORGAN, sofa & matching loveseat, stereo with radio/record player in a dark walnut cabinet, all good cond, must pickup, 604-988-1308


Wanted to Buy

STAMPS wanted Collector looking to buy stamp collections. email:


General Employment

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:


General Employment

Molly Maid


F/T EXPERIENCED FINISHING GROOMER required for busy North Van shop. Medical/Dental. Apply with resume to: 158 E. 2nd Street or email

ADORABLE Havanese 10 wks old, $750. 604-940-8096

Ragdoll X kittens, blk with white mittens, 9wks, ready, 1st shots, dewormed, $75ea, 604-961-6825



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

PUREBRED Pitbull Puppies vet checked, 1st shots, dewormed, 9wks, $650. Call: 1-(604) 989-2377

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



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


Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc


WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

Sometimes when I phone the Seniors’ One Stop Information Line I just get voicemail. Is there any point leaving a message?



2 QUEEN sz bdrm set, kitchen table & chairs, 46’’ TV, sofa, lamps, frames, etc 604-983-2946




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

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


Clutter Taking Over?


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

WOODEN 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


1825 Lonsdale Ave

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

Tutoring Services

15 YEARS EXP in Math & Stats tutoring with proven results. Tia 604-603-9612, 604-929-9612



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


Office Personnel

Full Time Office Clerk North Van

Responsible for completing data entry & assisting with general office duties. Hourly wage $10-$15/hour depending on experience. The ideal candidate for this position must have a min. of 2 yrs. office experience. Must be proficient with Excel & MS Office & accurate typing 40+ wpm. To apply for this position please reply to: with a copy of your cover letter & resume. Only qualified candidates will be contacted

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

Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit

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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:



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:

Where do you want to work this spring?

Sunday, May 6, 2012 - North Shore News - A39


Travel Destinations

OSOYOOS WATERFRONT House avail June, July, Aug & Sept. 3 br, 2 full bath, large living & dinning rm, linens, fully equip’d kitchen, huge deck, fp, canoes, priv. dock. $1,300/wk (1 family), plus cleaning charge. Call 604-922-6101 or 604-788-6944


Accounting/ Bookkeeping

★ BOOKKEEPING ★ No stress, catch up, organize and maintain 604-986-4641

Ronald Wong MBA PhD 604-790-4766 CGA service at your door cross border taxes, personal / corp taxes, fin stmts SELF EMPLOYED / SMALL BUSINESSES WELCOME


Business Services

DENIED CANADA PENSION plan disability benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Call Allison Schmidt at 1-877-793-3222.


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)


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



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

1 BDRM $965/ 2bdrm $1,225 quiet bldg, 17th/Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, avail June 1st 604-985-1658


Storage, heat & h/water included. Close to all ammenities. 1 cat ok. Seasonal pool. 604-985-2926 1 BR, $1070, strata, n/s, n/p, heat, h/w, cbl, prkg, North View, Immed, 1 yr lease, 604-801-5880 1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939 1 BR, 2 BR with f/p, view, avail Now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR $900, quiet, large, incl heat/ hw balc, storage, prkg, np, ns, ctrl Londsdale, June 1, 604-788-4349 1 BR $950 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088


Body Work

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

7010 Personals Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE


1050 Marine Dr. North Van. (by McKay) parking at rear

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

You Want It We’ve Got It Find What You’re Looking for in the Classifieds.

1 BR $980. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. call 604-618-8338 1 BR as new Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. June 1. $1,050 604-986-3700 1 BR bright large, Lynn Valley, heat, hw incld, hardwood flrs, $975 np, ns Immed 604-980-9219 1 BR, currently under reno’s, May 15th, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1025, 604-320-9238 1 BR Extra Lrg, New Reno, balc, util & prkg incld. 124 W 20th. Cls to amens. $1025. 604-328-4104 1 BR lrg ste, 4th flr, 137 W. 17th, June 15, dw/wd, gas f/p, view, $1250 incld h/w, gas & prkg: 604-987-6581 or 604-808-7258 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, June 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


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, $1075, avail May 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418

2 br top flr/vaulted ceiling, quiet 3 story walk, E 15th, lg balc, south expos, dw, venetian blinds, free laundry facilities. ns/np, June 15, $1200, 604-830-0857 msg.

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 @

North Van Apt. Rentals

HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, Bachelor ste From $850. June 1. Incl heat/hw. N/P, 604-985-3650

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

225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1250 2BR+DEN, LUXURIOUS new 2 lvl penthouse, 180°view ocean/ mtn/city, ns np $2400, July 1st Credit check req 604-992-8664 3 BR, 1 bath, 1200 sf, totally renovated, Cap U area, May 15, ns np $1750. 778-229-6050 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: 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

★ 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

STUDIO, avail June 1. Move-in allowance. Quiet, clean building. Rent start $900/mo. Incls heat/hot water. NS/NP. 1 yr lease. Cable/ parking extra. 604-985-4272


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces East, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Apr 2. np, ns, $1060, 604-986-1294

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

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

(Family complex )

Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595. 604-990-2971, weekends call 778.227.5042 1 BDRM, top cnr, small bldg, 15h & Lonsdale, new paint, carpets, ns,cat ok, $925 604-986-4927

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

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

Call 604-986-3356

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

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR -Avail Now, 3 BR - June1, 604-988-3828

Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


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


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 BDRM - 1.5 bath, d/w. $1430/mth, no pets. June 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493 PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 1 bdrm -hardwood floors, d/w. $1060/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

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.

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.


Furnished Accommodation

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites



GLOBAL VILLAGE English Centre Vancouver seeks: English Speaking homestay families immediately. Contact Or 604-684-2354 HOST FAMILY wanted. Please contact us at 604-688-1811 or e-mail:


Houses - Rent

180° VIEW home Upper Delbrook 4 BR, 3 bath, ns, pet neg, totally updated $3500 Now 604-551-7685 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 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M 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



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





935 Marine Drive

BLUERIDGE APTS 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


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

TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. 2 bdrm $1260. 604 990-2971, Wkend 778 340-7406

LYNN VALLEY updated 3BR, hw flrs, large grd flr patio $1450. 604-925-8824


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

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

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

Apartments & Condos

2 BR, large, bright, $1200, avail June 1, hw flrs, heat, howater, storage, N/P, 225 E 12th 604-971-2456

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

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


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


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

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

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

Shared Accommodation North Vancouver

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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM 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


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR above, view, dw, wd, Lower Lonsdale, ns, np $1400+% utils, lease, June 1, 604-306-7187. 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 2 BR bsmt suite, Tempe Heights, new floors, freshly painted, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np, NOW, $1300 + utils 604-340-8178 2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, w/d, d/w, ns, cat ok, $1500 All incl, Suit 2 adults Now 604-725-5832 2 BR garden level, quiet, wd, ns, np, $1100 + utils, incls cbl/net, May 16/Jun 1st. 604-980-5152 2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitchen, inste wd, ns/np, $1425 incl utils, July1. 604-787-6245 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

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


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


Wanted To Rent

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

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

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

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

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation. To advertise call 604-630-3300

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Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363 1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201


Collectibles & Classics

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




2011 CADILLAC CTS (Luxury. Leather, Panaramic Sunroof, Mags, 10 to clear)....MSRP $45,645 Now $29,995 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Impala (Auto, air, Fully Loaded, V6, 30 to clear)....MSRP $29,690 Now $13,995 #4135 - 1-888-812-2511 2011 CHEVROLET Malibu (Auto,air, fully loaded, 80 to clear)....MSRP $26,200 Now $14,995 #4140 – 1-888-812-2511


Luxury Cars

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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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.


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

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

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

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

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

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

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




Condos/ Townhouses


Are you looking to make a move this year?

Contact Sarah Dennis 778-896-0619

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


New Westminster

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

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924


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.



Condos/ Townhouses


North Vancouver

For Sale by Owner


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

Houses - Sale


Real Estate

BC FIXER UPPERS These Homes need work! Fri, Sat, Sun May 4, 5 & 6 1:00 - 5:00 pm Exceptional 3bed/2.5 bath Lower Lonsdale Townhouse $749,000, 604-789-4924

★ WE BUY HOMES ★ Damaged Homes! Pretty Homes! Any Condition! No Fees! No Risk! Quick Cash! Convenient! Private! (604) 626-9647



Scrap Car Removal


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

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

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203 2003 JEEP Liberty Limited 6 Cylinder, 140,000km, service history, $5,950. 604-357-4707

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

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

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


1993 Toyota Hilux Surf SSR-X 3.0L RHD 99,645km Auto, Bluetooth Stereo, Rmt Strt, Recarro Seats. $8,500 (778) 863-8434


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


Sports & Imports

1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

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






Houses - Sale



OPEN HOUSE Sun May 6th 1-4pm. 30 - 45752 Stevenson Rd Chwk, $438,500 55+ Gated Complex. 604-858-8608 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. OPEN HOUSE 1-3PM Motivated. 1 604Sundays 625-3498 9420 Woodbine St, Chilliwack 45+ Rancher in Quiet Gated Community, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all Mission appls, 1200sf, dble garage, maint free yard, strata fee $136mo. Walk to amens. $234,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498

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


Houses - Sale


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


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

Find an electrician under Home Services

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


Okanagen/ Interior

New Westminster BRAND NEW NARAMATA Townhomes - Perfect Holiday Home - “Lock & Go” - Steps to Beach & Winery. Alex Bloomfield 250-493-2244 (Office) 1-800-734-0457 (Toll Free) Royal Lepage Locations West


Out Of Town Property

For information



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



Okanagen/ Interior

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

Recreation Property

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

6070 3BDRM/2.5BTH 3875 Bedwell Bay Road, Waterfront Access, 1/4 dock share $999,000 Call: (604) 328-8127 email:

Out Of Town Property

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

Port Moody

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

Condos/ Townhouses


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

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

N. VAN: Townhouse; 5 BR, 1800sf, $479,900. Condo’s: 1 BR ocean view, concrete $339,900. 1 BR, 680sf, updated $238,900. 1 BR, concrete, view $289,900. HIRA • Sutton• 604-318-9474



Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?


9145 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.

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

ALEX’S TOWING FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109

Call KoolAir King

Luxury Cars


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


2009 YAMAHA VINO 125 cc scooter, 2,300 km, exc condition, $1,950 pls call 604-241-5775

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

Scrap Car Removal



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

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


Squamish/ Whistler

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

2585 Portree Way, Squamish Family Home $579,000 Immac house, situated across from the school.Barb Gloor, RE/MAX Squamish, 1.604-892-4428

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

1-(360)395-5525. Find your perfect home at

2332 Argyle Cr. Squamish - Fall in Love with the Stunning Views! $599,900. 10,400 sq.ft. lot, 2648 sq.ft. house, 4 bdrms, 2 bath, suite potential. Barb Gloor, RE/ MAX Squamish. 1.604-892-4428

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Sports & Imports

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

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.

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


Sports & Imports

Central Auto

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

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

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 New Price $16,850 2005 Mercedes Benz E320 only 61,600k New Price $19,850 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 500 only 57,500k New Price $19,850 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 New Price$10,850 2004 VW Beetle Convertible 5spd only 43,300k $16,850



1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good r u n n in g o r d e r $ 2 7 5 0 o b o 604-986-2430

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 2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$21,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511

1995 SEA Breeze 31 (Class A) Fully equipped, exc. cond., tow car avail $22,500 obo 604-746-5898'

2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511 1996 10’ Slumber Queen camper, north south bed for ext cab, loaded. $6500. Ph 604-858-2617

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



1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

12FT ALUMINUM HARBOURCRAFT BOAT, no leaks, good shape, $750. 604-584-1846 2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299 Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

2001 26.6 Frontier Plainsmen with slide ’00 FORD 350 V10, 133 kms. Grt cond. $24,000 both. 604-824-2362

BOAT FOR SALE 17’ bowrider/ 144hp io/ready to go $5,000 Call: 604-703-0133 email:

2002 WINNEBAGO Sova, fiberglass roof, 51,400 kms, kitchen slide, awning, tow bar incl, 4K gen, $42,000. 604-943-2583

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

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. Ph Peter 1-604-357-3918

KIA MAGENTIS 2008 lx V6 auto 200 hp - 20,300 km. Only $12,500. Chwk 604-847-3297

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

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


2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara,27,000kms,pwr group, auto,12168A


2007 Jeep Compass

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


2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD

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


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

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



2012 Fiat 500 Sport

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

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

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2006 26FT Grand Surveyor queen bed, a/c, etc. Light weight. $11,900 obo. 604 596-7060

843 West 1st St. N.Van

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


North Shores Best

2006 Lexus RX330 41,000kms, ultra premium pkg, nav/DVD/rear camera, Lexus serviced, bamboo pearl/beige leather, immaculate. $28,850 2004 Lexus ES330 only 43,800kms, luxury sedan, auto, leather, moonroof, Lexus serviced, alabaster metallic/black leather, $16,850 immaculate. 2006 Lexus LS430 luxury sedan, only 68,800kms, moonroof, premium sound, Lexus serviced, cyprus pearl/beige leather, truly exceptional. $26,850 2004 Mercedes Benz CLK320 Coupe only 108,000kms, auto, leather, moonroof, new tires, MB serviced, black on black $14,850 2007 Audi A4 2.0T Quattro only 11,000k $26,850 2006 BMW X3 3.0 only 46,200k New Price $24,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0 only 93,800k New Price $17,850 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

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


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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

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

VW Westfalia - 1990 One owner. 180,000 kms. Nice shape. $12,000. Call: (604) 341-6574


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★ Security Cameras from $299 Call for Estimates 604-583-7002




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



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



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


CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559



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

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Cancer June 21-July 22: News – of a friendship, perhaps a light romance prospect – arrives over the next few weeks. But it might arrive too late for you to do anything about it. Be inquisitive, contact those you haven’t seen for awhile, etc. This is a month of popularity, social delights, flirtations and entertainment – visit, invite, join or create a party. Sunday’s romantic: enjoy the beauty of nature. Tackle chores Monday/Tuesday (start no tasks Sunday night). Relationships, exciting meetings and opposition might both come midweek. Be diplomatic: love is possible. Intimacy, finances Friday/Saturday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Until early July, money will come: bank it; only buy essentials. In the weeks ahead (through June) a former friend or “lite lover” might return. Spend Sunday at home or in nature. Romance, a creative surge, speculation, joys with children fill Monday/Tuesday. Tackle chores Wednesday/Thursday. Relationships, exciting meetings, perhaps a challenge, arrive Friday/Saturday. Be diplomatic – realize partners or competitors have more sway than you do, right now, over the “big people.” For this entire week, be ambitious, forward your career, seek to impress bosses or launch strong projects. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Bosses, parents still favour you, although they’ll be indecisive through late June, leaving you wondering which way they want you to go. But the “favour” lasts right into early August, so you’ll have sufficient time to firm things up. In fact, despite the slowness and dead-ends of your career over the last year, these bosses are considering you for a promotion. It likely won’t come through until September onward, so be on your good behaviour. (Best isn’t attainable right now, you’re too intense.) All week, welcome love, legal, travel openings. Your sexuality radiates midweek.

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money, seek more work at better pay, cultivate new clients, buy and sell. You have treated others with ambition (or caution) more than love, these past two years. You’ve wanted a “working partnership.” This will change in October, when more normally affectionate links return. Until then, you can improve relations by communicating – and by travelling to visit the other. But remember, in communicating, focus on ideas, not “facts.” Wisdom, gentle love and travel prospects arise Monday/Tuesday. Be ambitious midweek. Happiness, friends, flirtations Friday onward. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy, charisma, effectiveness and clout remain high. Don’t waste this time – get out, apply for a job, impress the boss, ask favours, start important projects. Think: what, realistically, would most improve your life? Set this as a goal, and begin the steps toward it. Sunday’s for relationships. Delve deep Monday/Tuesday: secrets, large finances, intimacy, lifestyle commitments and sexual desires all hold benefits. Wisdom, love, intellectual, travel and broadcasting themes bless you midweek – but they run into opposition Thursday noon. Be ambitious Friday/Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: Lie low, rest and recuperate. June will begin one of the luckiest, most expansive years of your life, so get your beauty sleep now, physically and emotionally. Home continues to be a bit friction-prone. You remain attractive to others. Tackle routine chores (nothing new) Sunday. This night and Monday/Tuesday feature relationships – be diplomatic, co-operate. Midweek brings depths, mysteries, and potential profit. Subconscious desires rise to the surface. But after 9 a.m. Thursday (PDT) fortify against problems, rather than expand. A gentle, mellow mood sweetens Friday/Saturday.

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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Though legal matters might have bugged you over the past 14 months, a kind of healing entered in April, and continues into August. At the very least, you feel less traumatized; perhaps you’ve started to forgive your “enemy.” By September onward, you might even begin winning the suit. (Chances switch from 80 per cent against you, to 80 for you.) Talk comes, about sex, intimacy, or financial situations. You might seize a major success, in money or intimacy, by May 11 to 14. Sunday’s shopping yields empty results. Forgo it. Travel, talk Monday/Tuesday. Home, midweek. Romance, Friday on. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Exciting relationships and exciting opportunities – welcome these wherever they appear. Someone you know might hold a “gold key” for you.You’re energetic,charming Sunday,but don’t tackle new things. Money, earnings, purchases, possessions – and a sensual urge – fill Monday/Tuesday. Chase what you want! Travel, communications, errands and paperwork arise Tuesday night to Thursday. Don’t invest, these few days. Home, children, property, security and retirement come into focus Friday/ Saturday. Someone who talks more than usual, wants something with (not from) you. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Bosses are shorttempered, but peers are sweet and affectionate. Be careful – don’t get involved with the boss, nor mix sex and power. (If you ever act unethically in a career, you’ll likely abandon that career sooner than later.) This is a good week to tackle big chores, and to buy machinery (Monday to Wednesday, and Saturday evening). Lie low, rest Sunday. Your energy and charisma return this night to Tuesday. Start things Monday. Chase money, spend and “recount possessions” Wednesday/Thursday. DON’T invest. Friends, short trips, communications grow lively Friday/Saturday.

May 6 - 12, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A trend of romance, creativity, speculation, art, beauty, charming kids, still fills your days. Of course, romance will only come in as far and wide as your expectation or hope. Resentment or despair can defeat the best of prospects. Coworkers are affectionate. Still, wait until September onward to make a bid for a workplace “appointment” (e.g., union designation or promotion). Be optimistic, social Sunday. Retreat this eve for contemplation and rest – to Tuesday eve. Then, you’ll emerge strong, vibrant and ready to start things Wednesday/Thursday – do! Money, late week. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Take power naps. You’re in “hibernation mode” these weeks. You could be building to a lucky climax in real estate, home, family, security, retirement, agriculture, gardening and similar zones. Remember, this luck only lasts to early June, so if you want/need a better home, get out and look for it a.s.a.p. An opportunity virtually confronts you this week (it reaches peak intensity May 13). Cool your jets Sunday: results are elusive. Your optimism, popularity and social joys grow Monday/Tuesday. Retreat, rest, study and think midweek. Your energy, charisma return Friday/Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is a busy but not important time. Messages surround you, you run repeated errands. Two areas are important: relationships, which remain more intense until early July) and family/real estate,which have begun to please you but might still hold a “trap” until late August. Take advantage of relationships (form money partnerships) now forward, but hold off on major home/realty action until September onward. Sunday’s mellow. Be ambitious Tuesday/Wednesday. Wishes come true, popularity soars, Wednesday/Thursday. Retreat, rest and plan late week. Soon, good career news. • Reading: 604-727-3673

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North Shore News May 6 2012