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DNV looks to limit alternate use of closed schools Jeremy Shepherd

A proposed bylaw that seeks to limit the uses of closed schools was met with vociferous support at a District of North Vancouver council meeting Monday. Reacting to the schools that have been closed in North Vancouver, the bylaw is an attempt to alleviate residents’ concerns about traffic and parking issues. The bylaw, currently being drafted by district staff, is also intended to ensure meaningful public debate before a school is repurposed. “Land use is the domain of the municipal council,” said Coun. Roger Bassam. “I’m going to support this whole-heartedly.” The North Vancouver school board deals with many pressures, including a declining student population and province-wide changes to the formula for funding schools, according to Franci Stratton, North Vancouver Board of Education chairwoman. “Schools need to be as flexible as possible,” she said. “If we’re inhibited . . . then we can’t move forward.” Coun. Alan Nixon disagreed, See Bylaw page 5

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Head of steam KEVIN Nicholson (right) of the Carson Graham senior boys rugby team braces for impact in a 60-7 playoff win over Prince of Wales May 8 at Lucas Centre. Visit the Photo Galleries section at for more pics and see page 33 for a rugby rundown.

NV man guilty of first-degree murder Jane Seyd

A North Vancouver man has been found guilty of first-degree murder for killing a fellow drug dealer with an axe after kidnapping him. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies convicted Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri, 30, of first-degree murder for killing Ronak “Ronny” Wagad at a remote site near the Fraser River on Feb. 23, 2009. Davies found a second man accused in the killing — Charles Anthony Leslie, 34, — guilty of second-degree murder. The verdict follows a lengthy trial in which both men pointed to the other as responsible for the gruesome killing


Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri used the axe in logging road killing

— described by Davies as “cut-throat defences.” Davies ruled both men were ultimately responsible for Wagad’s death, but Najafi-Chaghabouri was the one who wielded the hatchet for the fatal blows. Key evidence in the trial came from Travis Winterlik, an accomplice of Najafi-Chaghabouri and Leslie, who helped lead police to Wagad’s remains and testified in exchange for immunity from prosecution. Winterlik described how the three men — who were all involved in drug dealing — made a plan in Najafi-Chaghabouri’s

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apartment to kidnap and rob Wagad of drugs and money. While Winterlik also testified about a plan to kill Wagad, Davies said his evidence was tainted and couldn’t be relied on. He said most of the evidence pointed to a plan to kidnap and rob Wagad that got out of control. During the trial, Winterlik testified about how the three men overpowered Wagad in the parking garage of his upscale West End apartment, beat him and shoved him in the trunk of a car before taking him to North Vancouver where he was beaten again, duct taped and eventually driven out past Chilliwack. Winterlik described how Wagad escaped from the trunk and tried to run for his life when they stopped the car off a Highway 1 exit near Chilliwack. See Murderer page 8

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver Coun. Alan Nixon stands in the small corridor between his house and his neighbours’ much smaller home. Nixon says he now regrets building what he calls a “monster home” so close to the neighbours without considering how they would feel about it.


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AT first glance it appears to be an average North Shore house with a modest design.

The exterior doesn’t showcase any noticeably grand features. Sitting on a 50- by 150-foot lot, the structure does not appear to stand out, and yet its owner has regrets about what he calls the “monster home” he built. “What I did, because the value of the land was what it was, I took the edge of the house right to the extreme boundary that I was allowed to,” explained Alan Nixon. The District of North Vancouver councillor talked candidly about the family home he built in the Pemberton Heights neighbourhood in 1994, as he thumbed through photos of houses on his block. One photo of his home shows its proximity to the neighbour. Nixon’s much larger house is a scant four feet from the fence line separating it from the small cottage next door. Seen in this new context, his home appears to be just what he describes: a monster. “These are the people that when I built my house I didn’t give any thought to talking to,” said Nixon slowly, pointing to the smaller home sitting uncomfortably in the shadow of its looming neighbour. The people in that home were longtime friends of his parents, he explained. The relationship between the two families was strained for years after the new house was built. “I didn’t pay attention to my neighbours. I didn’t pay attention to what it was going to be like to look at this gigantic wall, two storeys high, with one window in it, or maybe three windows,” said Nixon. He noted the two families eventually did become friends again, but the damage was done. Nixon’s parents were living in a small saltbox-style home on the property before they decided it was time to downsize. They had lived in the home since 1953, and offered the land to their son. As part of the deal, Nixon built a new home on the property for his family that incorporated a suite for his parents. The new build ballooned to 2,900 square feet, of which 800 square feet comprised

a full suite for Nixon’s parents. His parents lived in the home, with Nixon and his family, for almost 15 years before they passed away. While recognizing the home served its purpose as an alternate form of housing for two generations of one family, Nixon is still not pleased about his decision to build the way he did. “I didn’t give much thought, quite frankly, to how it was going to fit in with the neighbourhood,” he said, adding he believed at the time he had to build bigger to maximize the value of the lot, but if he knew then what he knows now, he would have done things differently. At just less than 3,000 square feet, Nixon’s home may not be considered a typical monster home. However, Kevin Vallely, a residential designer in North Vancouver, who has designed large homes (5,000 square feet and up), agrees that the term “monster home” can refer to the design of a house rather than just its size. “Part of the description of a monster home also is not only necessarily its excess in size, but it’s also its lack of detail, its complete disregard for everything else except volume and size,” he said. “Generally they’re big, nondescript homes with not a lot of care and detail put into them because, once again, the money’s put into just creating volume.” Vallely said it’s difficult to put a firm figure on what an acceptable size house should be. “I don’t think we can make a broad sweeping statement of saying 3,000 square feet or 2,000 square feet’s going to be adequate for anybody, but the reality is there’s examples out there with homes, in fact in my mind many, many homes, most homes, there’s probably too much space.” He said every family should consider the use of space in their home. “Is it well-used space, or is there a lot of sort of dead, empty space? And does it just create more clutter and a feeling that you have to get more, acquire more, to fill this space, which is, in effect, unused?” asked Vallely. A good architect can create a subtle design that swallows up the fact that a house is five or six thousand square feet, according to Janice Harris, former mayor of the District of North Vancouver. “Then you have more inept architecture that is crass and doesn’t suit any part of the landscape or the streetscape and it looks every inch of its five or six thousand square feet,” she added. See DNV page 9

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Bylaw targets more traffic From page 1

stating that there was no intent to fetter the school board’s ability to provide programming. “I think the school board is trying its very best in a very financially constrained environment,” he said. “It will necessitate a fulsome public hearing before adoption of the bylaw.” Nixon cited Capilano elementary as an instance when more consultation may have been fruitful. The school went from the brink of closure to becoming an International Baccalaureate school in 2008. While residents were pleased to save the school, they found themselves chagrined at the 40-50 cars in the neighbourhood each morning and afternoon, according to Nixon. “We are in a position to at least have some influence over land use,” Nixon said, noting that discussions about repurposing should not take place “in a vacuum.” Stratton reminded council that many schools provide “wraparound services,” including daycare, as well as before- and afterschool care. “This is a document that we need to look at,” Stratton said, referring to the collaboration agreement between council and the school board. The district has not upheld the spirit of collaboration, according to Coun. Mike Little. “We’ve violated this agreement,” he said. Little chastised council for taking an “adversarial approach,” and failing to involve the school board in discussions before calling on staff to draft a new bylaw. “This potential solution is really a reactive solution,” said Mayor Richard Walton. “The public expects us to move above and beyond reactive solutions.” Walton acknowledged that the catalyst for the bylaw was the public outcry over bringing adult education classes to Balmoral secondary this September. “This does not change what’s going on in Balmoral,” Little stressed. The proposed bylaw “puts the cart before the horse,” according to Little, who said council already has a role to play in any new instance of commercial land use. Little submitted a motion to defer the proposed bylaw for one month, but his motion received no support. Walton pledged to support the proposed bylaw as a means of furthering dialogue with the school board. Coun. Robin Hicks concurred. “I think this proposal has brought an issue that has been simmering below the surface to light,” he said.

The proposed bylaw received support from the public, with nine speakers praising the motion. “The proposed bylaw changes are a step in the right direction,” said Diana Belhouse, president of the Delbrook Community Association, referring to the proposal as “a breath of fresh air.” Other speakers extolled the importance of taking a longrange viewing in maintaining public lands. “Declining enrolment is not due to a lack of students,” Rick Burns said, reminding council of the multitude of North Vancouver students getting educations at private schools and in West Vancouver. “If our board can re-attract these students, they will have to have the facilities to house them,” he said. “We want to work together with you to get over some of these challenges,” said school board trustee Barry Forward. The sternest criticism of the motion came from councilwatcher Eric Andersen, who called on council to take a harder line. “I found paragraph A to be on the weak side,” he said. “I do not find the proposed bylaw goes far enough.” The motion calls for the repurposing of schools to be “generally” prohibited when additional traffic is added to the neighbourhood. “How short-sighted can you be?” he asked, drawing loud applause and causing Mayor Walton to pound his gavel and remind the crowd that booing and cheering are generally not allowed in council chambers.

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EFORE Wally Oppal’s botched inquiry into Vancouver’s missing women can lurch to its painful conclusion, a real study has concluded with some concrete recommendations about protecting sex workers. According to researchers from UBC and the B.C. Centre for Excellence in HIV/AIDS, simply allowing prostitutes to work indoors mitigates public health hazards, reduces the burden on police resources and, most importantly, saves lives. Exchanging sex for money is not illegal in Canada, but offering to is, doing anything with the money is, and maintaining a “bawdy house” is as well. It’s these obsolete laws that lead to the police indifference that allows a predator like Robert Pickton to roam freely for so long. Two women-only housing societies

you said it “We hear the same things, we see the same people who come out over and over again.” Coun. Linda Buchanan says people who regularly attend City of North Vancouver public consultation events are not representative of the community (from a May 9 news story). ••• “He said: ‘I’m proud of you.’ That made me kind teary.” Naomi Yamamoto, North VanLonsdale MLA, describes an email from her usually taciturn father after she tabled a motion in the legislature that formally apologized for B.C.’s role in the internment of Japanese-Canadians during the Second World War. He was among the 21,000 people stripped of their property and forced into labour camps (from a May 9 news story). ••• “This extra funding allows the district to offer more opportunities than can be offered anywhere else in the B.C. public school system.” A report from the B.C. Teachers’ Federation says the West Vancouver school district’s aggressive recruitment of international students has added more than 15 per cent to its government funding (from a May 6 news story).

decided to turn a blind eye to their tenants’ commerce, and a decade on, report not a single violent episode. Interviews with the women revealed vastly improved health and safety conditions as well as a far more constructive relationship with law enforcement. The Supreme Court of Canada will decide if, as an Ontario court held, the prohibition on bawdy houses is unconstitutional. That ruling can’t come soon enough for the women who face mortal danger every day to scrape out an existence on our streets. Our prostitution laws, like our drug laws, are based on a misguided sense of morality and the idiotic belief that banning something makes it go away. Sex workers are citizens. They are the only lawful workers in Canada to be refused even a shred of legal or physical safeguards. Now that’s a moral issue.


Councillor disrespects longtime volunteers

Dear Editor: Perhaps democracy is a difficult concept to understand for some people. I had it bombed into me as a child in England during the Second World War. There are many people in our city whose families have grown up and now have the time and energy and desire to contribute to their community. Many volunteer in civic affairs by joining advisory committees, attending workshops and town hall meetings, and watch their councillors in action by attending council meetings. Citizens care and feel it’s their right to help to improve and protect the livability of their community and express their opinions if they feel that their livability is being challenged. Citizens understand that living in a democratic system means it’s necessary to keep working at it. Democracy does have a tendency to move around and slip sideways and redefine itself. Canadians have created a legal and judicial system that, together with a political structure, protects and

defends the true meaning of democracy. Canadians love to experience the freedom to speak openly and express their opinions without fear. So where else to better demonstrate that freedom but at a council meeting or at a public town hall meeting before ones own peers and elected public representatives, the very stewards we elect to protect our freedom. When Coun. Linda Buchanan, who freely chose to jump into the public arena, expressed her opinion at council Monday night she clearly didn’t understand she was stirring up a hornet’s nest. She said she was tired of listening to the same voices who attend public meetings and council meetings and who complain about the same things, and that she wished instead to hear from other people — who will say what she wants to hear, I presume. Her total lack of respect for her fellow citizens, many of whom have participated as volunteers for more than 20 years, is regrettable. She certainly misunderstands

how democracy works. Coun. Buchanan was elected by the citizens, the taxpayers of our little city to do the work they expect of her. That is why we pay her. It’s up to her to demonstrate to the citizens how well she understands her role: that it’s not to just be a mouthpiece for others on council, but as a thoughtful independent individual who listens well to the community. Maybe she can be excused for forgetting her lines since her “slate” companion, Coun. Craig Keating, was absent from council Monday evening. Coun. Buchanan should be proud that she has a vibrant audience who care a great deal about their city and do not want it turned into a metropolis as someone else’s idea of grandeur to compete with our mountains. So please, Coun. Buchanan, take heed: citizens are already saying that they too are tired of your constant rhetoric. Ivan Leonard North Vancouver

Losing Keith Lynn school will cost our community

Dear Editor: I read a May 4 letter in your paper, NV’s Keith Lynn a KLASS Act, which stated that one of our treasured schools was to close. This is very disappointing and hits me deep inside. I spent a bit of time running back and forth from home to PASS, which stands for Project Alterative Secondary School. It was located on Kings two blocks west of Lonsdale. It later moved,


shortly after I left, in 1976 to Keith Lynn Avenue, now called Keith Lynn Alternative secondary. It was filled with great kids that wanted an education but who couldn’t cope with regular classes. The school I went to was still in its infancy, but I know that a large group of kids went on to bigger and better things in life. This is due solely to the hard work and affection from the staff of this alternate school. I

believe if this school is removed from the mainstream of the North Shore’s school system we’ll end up with a lot more kids out there with addiction problems unable to find work through a lack of education. As a community we’ll pay a large price. What’s the cost of putting a kid through an educational program

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Sunday, May 13, 2012 - North Shore News - A7

Finding a throne fit for the dog

I’VE had more glamorous shopping experiences; I’d just like to state that for the record.

Heading out with my husband Stanley in search of a new john wouldn’t have been high on my priority list in calmer, less compelling times. But we had a puppy whose leavings had to be scooped up and disposed of through the sewage system, and our aged toilet had started expressing hatred of this household newcomer in the most heinous ways possible. It had to be put out of its misery, pronto. That meant touring the bathroom fittings stores, though I, for one, had no intention of discussing the nitty-gritties of toilet function with a salesperson. There are some things you don’t talk about in polite company, and I was determined to appear completely indifferent to our own personal needs. We are not toilet gourmets; nor are we toilet gourmands. The fixture does not have to speak to us in Japanese or play the trumpet or serve as any kind of spa in its spare time. We only need one, not seven representing each of Snow White’s disparate dwarves. We’re not sultans, either — no gold is required, or even longed for. We simply wanted a white

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Kate Zimmerman toilet, shaped like a toilet, that works like a toilet is supposed to work. Unfortunately, the word “toilet” is sharp, bold, ugly and inspires graphic images of an unappetizing nature. It doesn’t sound any more appealing if you pretend you come from some Real Housewives series where they might prance around calling it a “twa-lette.” Upon entering the premises of the final fittings store, I made a beeline for one of those mile-deep bathtubs that’s big enough to submerge a family of manatees. I caressed its cool, smooth flanks. This was what I was used to, my facial expression implied — life’s better things. But Stanley was having none of it. He booted me unceremoniously toward the commodes. There isn’t really much to

a toilet — at least, not much that you can see. Its entire raison d’être is whisking unpleasant things out of view. So we walked over to the toilet side of the showroom and stared at the floor models for the couple of seconds each one seemed to merit. Almost instantly, a long-haired, greying 60-year-old man in what appeared to be flamenco pants tapped over to ask if he could assist. I didn’t want to get into any in-depth discussions — this was not my finest hour. “We’ll just take the closest one,” I was tempted to whisper. “Wrap it in brown paper and leave it out by the dumpster — we’ll pick it up before sunrise.” But Stanley doesn’t like to pussyfoot around. “We need a toilet with a big . . . capacity,” he boomed. I went crimson. “We have a dog,” I added hastily. I’m sure Mr. Conquistador had already heard every reason under the sun for purchasing a potty, including “country home door-stop,” “en-suite paperweight,” and “bric-a-brac for the children’s wing.” Riiiigggghhhttt, I could see him thinking — you’re buying a toilet for the dog. He quickly established that we weren’t looking for the equivalent of a Ferrari 250 GTO but rather a workmanlike Honda Accord,

and ran through the features of several models. They all had names like “Cimarron” and “Santa Rosa” — not “The Tornado-buster 3000,” the sort of frank branding Stanley enjoys. The last thing the names of toilets suggest is the practical purpose for which they are intended. If I were a toilet manufacturer, I’d probably name my toilets after celebrities — the Chelsea Handler (practical), the Sharon Stone (brassy), the Ashton Kutcher (approachable), with the crème de la crème being the tough, resilient Tom Cruise. We showed no interest in chatting about skirted trap-ways, bowl shapes, or advanced flushing technologies. After all, we weren’t planning to fly this thing to Iceland. We did know we wanted to avoid the kind of toilet that makes a terrifying sucking sound after you flush, the one that, on an airplane, makes you start feeling around in alarm for your rip-cord. Also, we wanted something that wasn’t too short, because we’re a leggy

family. We’re not such hillbillies, however — at least, I’m not — that we were keen to sit on a “throne” right on the showroom floor, testing it out in front of other shoppers. “Is there a standard, er, size?” I asked, with what I hoped was a posh little cough. “Yes,” said Mr. Conquistador, whose actual name was Larry. “Because we would need something taller,” I noted. “Our dog is a larger breed.” He blinked in bafflement. Good God, this wasn’t getting any easier. “In addition to the standard size, we also have ‘Comfort Height,’” he assured me, defining the difference in terms of inches from floor to seat. That was plenty of information, as far as I was concerned. White, tall, and working sounded perfect. “The Cimarron. Sold!” I shouted, and dashed out to the car, leaving Stanley to complete the transaction. “There’s no need for me to get involved,” I told myself. “After all, it’s just for the dog.”

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Murderer had just appealed deportation From page 1

But Najafi-Chaghabouri chased Wagad down and dragged him back to the trunk. When Leslie stopped driving and opened the trunk at a remote site near the Fraser River, Winterlik said he walked a short distance away and never saw who actually killed Wagad. Afterwards, however, he said he saw the blood-covered hatchet in the trunk of the car. He also saw specks of blood on Najafi-Chaghabouri’s shirt and hands. Winterlik said Najafi-Chaghabouri threatened him moments after the killing, saying, “You see how quick I chopped this guy up? If you say anything to anyone I won’t think twice about chopping you up, just the same.” Winterlik fled to Belize in April 2009 but was tracked down by RCMP and brought back to British Columbia under an immunity deal. Davies said testimony from two other witnesses pointed to Najafi-Chaghabouri as the killer. Ali Reza Alamdari, 60, who was Najafi-Chaghabouri’s


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Sunday, May 13, 2012 - North Shore News - A9

DNV tries local area plans From page 3

Harris said she first started hearing about monster homes on the North Shore around 1990. Then a councillor, she recalled two homes on West Balmoral that sparked debate about the issue. “You’ve got to remember that generally speaking houses had been under-built on their lots prior to the ’90s. In other words, you had these large lots and homes that weren’t ‘maxed out’; they never built to all their allowable square footage,” explained Harris. She noted many homes were closer to a modest post-war size and scope. “We hadn’t worked ourselves up into a total frenzy in terms of renovations and everything looking like Home and Garden.” The two West Balmoral homes that caused a stir in the neighbourhood were large structures that went up on the south side of the street, blocking the view across to Vancouver previously enjoyed by the row of older housing stock on the north side of the street. “It was a revelation to everybody that they were allowed to build something so large. Well that was because every other home was ‘underbuilt,’” said Harris. Nixon also remembers the monster homes on West Balmoral. As a result of the controversy, he said, that area was one of the first neighbourhoods to adopt neighbourhood zoning. Part of that zoning capped heights and made setbacks wider to preserve view corridors. Soon after, council embarked on a process to allow each area in the district to design their own guidelines to reflect the character of their particular neighbourhood. “It was a very labour-intensive process on the part of staff,” said Nixon. It was also expensive. Interestingly, Nixon said although many of the neighbourhood plans reduced height and toyed around with side-yard setbacks, many didn’t make significant changes. Few of the neighbourhood zones ever said they were going to significantly reduce the allowable square footage or the floor space ratios, said Nixon. “It wasn’t a huge revolutionary shift, but it was an effort, shall we say,” said Harris. After a few years, the district shut down the process, and some of the common patterns found in the individual neighbourhood zoning plans were included in its overall plan. However, Nixon agreed that because the program ended before the process was complete, a few neighbourhoods were left out. Jerome Irwin is a longtime resident of the Lower Capilano

neighbourhood. He was part of the neighbourhood zoning process, and said his neighbourhood was one of the ones that got left out. He said he now thinks those involved in the process were really just meant to rubber stamp the major plan, which was to create larger multi-family houses and larger high-density settings. Irwin, founding president of the Lower Capilano Community Residents’ Association, discussed a number of significant incidents of monster home builds in his neighbourhood, including one just a couple of doors down from his own home. Two larger homes replaced a single home on the lot. The homes were built right to the property lines, severely reducing privacy between neighbours, said Irwin. The neighbour directly beside the new homes was forced to move out because of the intrusive nature of the new builds, he said. “He just couldn’t take it anymore. He almost had a nervous breakdown, had to sell out. So that’s the human fallout.” However, larger homes seem to be more the norm these days because the housing stock has changed everywhere, said Harris. Even in West Vancouver, which used to be largely a community of bungalows and summer homes, “You’ve got castles and fortresses there now that didn’t exist there before,” she added, noting people in general seem to be able to shrug it off more these days because larger homes are so numerous now it’s not such an event. However, larger homes have not been controversial in many areas of the District of West Vancouver, perhaps because the tony municipality has larger lots that can hold larger homes. “I don’t like the term ‘monster’ because if you stay within bylaws on a larger lot, you’re building a house that is comparable to the lot,” commented Bill Soprovich, longtime West Vancouver councillor. All homes on the North Shore are subject to certain height, setback and allowable-floor-space restrictions through zoning bylaws. If monster homes fall within regulations, they are not illegal. Soprovich said he has been tough on development over the years, but doesn’t think it’s all bad, and council has been able to work with developers in recent years to demand quality construction and quality finishings. “The question of the monster house issue was, I think, a term used a long time ago when we did Whitby Estates,” says Soprovich. The British Pacific Properties’ West Vancouver development boasts large lots with large houses, many well past 5,000 square feet, but Soprovich suggests the lot size is there in the Whitby Estates to support larger homes. See Large page 10

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Large homes are not monsters on large lots From page 9 “There are a lot of larger homes above the highway where this monster (term) came from way back when,” says Soprovich. “We haven’t had so much of it of late.” The area from about Third Street on the east side of Taylor Way to 31st Street below the highway is a straight-lined grid, with a roadhouse-lane pattern, explains Soprovich. He lived in the area and says it still has beautiful little homes; some are old, some are new, but they haven’t been “monsterized.” Soprovich said he asks people what they like about West Vancouver and the answer often is, “Today. I like what it is today,” he noted. “So we got there by controlled growth, we got there by paying attention to the developments, we got there by paying attention to quality construction, quality design, and we took the initiative to go ahead and plan our areas well.” Patty Rust is a longtime North Shore resident living just west of the Ambleside grid in the Bayridge area of West Vancouver. At about 4,700 square feet, Rust’s home could be considered a larger single-family home by some standards, but it is in a unique neighbourhood. Nestled among mature landscaping on a lot a little more than a third of an acre on Rose Crescent, her home and the 6,500-square-foot home next door are barely noticeable to each other and to the rest of the block because of the size of the lots, said Rust. “They’re big lots, with big hedges and they’re set back,” she noted. “They’ve got the setting for a big house.” Her home, which she designed, replaced an old 1,200-square-foot cottage that previously stood on the lot, but was in bad shape and had to be torn down. The neighbours were glad to see it go, said Rust, who bought the property with the intention of building a new, larger home for her family, which includes her husband and two sons. “These were all cottages along here,” she said of the neighbourhood, adding: “They kind of looked abandoned, overgrown and not maintained, and the grass was two-feet high.” Rust said her neighbourhood, which has no sidewalks and few streetlights, is “really an old country lane,” but the homes are transforming, with many new homes replacing old ones. A few of the small cottages remain, however, including an original rail ticket office. With one son engaged and one on his way to university, Rust’s home is now up for sale, as she and her husband downsize. She said she enjoyed her large home with its open-concept

space spread over three floors, noting it was well-used. In this case, Rust’s home was perceived to fit on her surrounding block, so she was not guilty of what some people call “block busting.” The term refers to inserting a structure that is significantly different in design and scale into an established block. Usually block busting is met with a negative reaction from neighbours. However, a recent case of significant change in one neighbourhood in the City of North Vancouver was brought to council by area residents who wanted the change. Although not a textbook case of block busting, it did represent a potentially significant change in the style of homes in the area. In 2006, city council considered a density shift involving an area from the north side of the 300-block of East Keith Road to the south side of the 300-block of East 13th Street. The west half of the block was a single-family zone with the ability to rezone to something more, typically duplexes, while the eastern half of the block didn’t have that potential. “I know it’s caused angst for some people, but it was actually residents who came and approached the city and said they wanted to have the same ability,” explains Gary Penway, director of community development. He added that a resulting study and survey showed the majority of property owners in the area wanted the same zoning. Penway said the mid-block area was interesting in terms of development and density, but had nothing to do with the streetscape. Although council agreed to the zoning change, it kept the same building envelope and setbacks. “It’s just a question of in that building are there two dwelling units, or is there one with a secondary suite?” said Penway. Despite having to revisit its somewhat arbitrary mid-block zoning line, the city was ahead of the planning curve when it comes to monster homes. Penway explained the city didn’t have any floor-area restrictions for many years, but picked up on the monster home issue when it hit Vancouver in the 1980s. “There were some really big homes even built back in 1910 when we had no regulations,” he explained, noting the city did have a height limit at 35 feet and some setbacks, so it wasn’t wide open, but people could still build a pretty big building. Penway said the planning department saw what was happening in Vancouver and started to see a few buildings they thought were See Redeveloping page 11

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Redeveloping ‘to the max’

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getting too big, so decided they better address the issue. In what Penway called a pre-emptive move, the city made zoning adjustments in the 1980s and 1990s, which brought in a height envelope, and increased backyard setbacks to get a more traditional front and rear yard. “It’s not like big homes are something new. The 1950s homes tended to be the kind of bungalows that became smaller,” he said. Land was plentiful and sites were pretty cheap back then, he added. “These days the land value is high and people tend to build every square foot they can, and that’s sort of how the market has changed.” When you’ve got homes where the land is assessed at far more than the house, the developers have to build to the maximum allowed in order to maintain a profit margin to make it worthwhile, said Harris. Nixon agreed. “We don’t see many people coming to the district wanting to build houses that are less than what is allowed.” When people’s net worth is so tied up in real estate and their personal home and what it’s worth, this drives a lot of decisions that almost by necessity don’t take into account the quality of life or the impact that you have on other people, he added. “And mine is a prime example of that. I built my house almost knowing that in all likelihood within 10 years I was going to be selling it, and so when I built it, I built it with that very much in the front of my mind.” When asked if it was the right thing to do, he answers quickly: “No, it wasn’t the right decision.” Harris also laments the loss of some of the North Shore’s traditional housing stock. “I’m sad to see that we so holus-bolus abandon some of these smaller, older homes and we don’t value them,” she said. “It feels like a vanishing era.” Next Sunday: the discussion continues, with a look at the difficulties and politics of heritage home preservation.

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Winner Shu Chen Li and CAPIC’s Kharen Hill Representatives of the Canadian Association of Professional Image Creators (CAPIC), held their fourth annual awards gala for Canadian students at Capilano University April 20. Rodeo4 saw 14 of the 50 awards go to Capilano University IDEA students. First year student Shu Chen Li was the ďŹ rst prize winner for illustration for her image Street Lotus. The top 50 illustrations and photographs can be viewed at

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To help those experiencing postpartum/perinatal depression or anxiety, a new online tool has been designed to ensure mothers get the support they need. Posted on the Pacific Post Partum Support Society’s website (, The Postpartum Journey chronicles the experiences of real women and includes links to information and resources. It was developed by the society, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, Provincial Health Services Authority and Providence Health Care. Postpartum depression affects a woman’s health and ability to care for herself and her new baby. “There’s a real stigma around having a hard time basically and this myth out there that it’s exclusively a positive time in a women’s life,” says Sheila Duffy, program manager of the Pacific Post Partum Support Society. “It can be really wonderful and great but it can also be really difficult too at times and stressful. We as a society don’t usually want to talk about that.” A non-profit, the Pacific Post Partum Support Society services all of the Lower Mainland, and operates a new toll-free number (604-255-7999 or 1-855-2557999), providing phone support throughout the province. The support line was launched in June 2011, in partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health.

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It’s part of the same perinatal depression strategy, focused on education, prevention and early intervention, that gave rise to The Postpartum Journey. The support line is an important first access point for women. “Everybody that works here is trained as a counsellor, but specifically for postpartum issues,” says Duffy. “We’re all mothers, but most of us have also gone through postpartum depression or anxiety.” Society staff field approximately 3,500 and 4,000 calls per year, linking callers with their services, which range from support groups to mom and baby talks. They also refer women to other community postpartum resources and services, and medical professionals where needed. One of the society’s support groups is run Fridays at North Vancouver’s John Braithwaite Community Centre. Group members range from those with diagnoses of postpartum depression, to mothers who are simply feeling overwhelmed and isolated. Their time in the group depends on their particular situation. Child minding is available. “Usually the feedback we get is that they feel like this is a place where they can be really honest about their experience because as new mothers there’s a lot of pressure to kind of look like everything’s OK and you’re really the ‘super mom’ kind of idea,” says Duffy. “They don’t always feel like they can talk about some of the things that are difficult or some of the things that maybe they’re not enjoying because they fear that risk of being judged or, heaven forbid, called a bad mother.” Common issues expressed include: feeling unprepared; feelings of isolation, whether because they’re new to the community or country, are away from work or cut off from their families; loss of identity; vulnerability due to breast feeding difficulties; neglecting self-care; missing their old life and feeling guilty about it; and, added pressures on their relationship.

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A new tool, posted on the Pacific Post Partum Support Society’s website, The Postpartum Journey, chronicles the experiences of real women and includes links to information and resources to help new moms get the support they need. The group provides a safe place for mothers to feel supported and an opportunity to talk about their specific challenges, no matter how difficult to broach. Because participation is ongoing, the mothers are able to learn from one another, at various points in

their journey. Duffy is excited about the new online tool. “The idea is that people can go on there and hopefully identify by reading the story,” she says. “As you go through the story you’re led to different things, like handouts and links that will help you ei-


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COMMUNITY members are encouraged to lace up for an upcoming five-kilometre fun run and walk in support of Ugandan children in need. The 5K Run/Walk to Uganda is set for Sunday, May 27 at Cates Park in North Vancouver. Funds raised will support the Atin Afrika Foundation, a nonprofit co-founded by North Shore native Chelsea Peters, nearing its one-year anniversary. “Our mission is to provide foster care for orphans and vulnerable children living on the streets in northern Uganda and give these children access to education, psycho-social support and counselling,” says Peters, 31. “We offer children transitional care and then resettle them in their home communities where they can become positive members of their society.” What sets Atin Afrika apart from some other organizations is its focus on transitional care and resettlement. “These children belong to their families and they belong to their communities,” says Peters. “We believe that they can be future leaders of their families,

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CHILDREN served by the Atin Afrika Foundation in northern Uganda will participate in a satellite event May 27, in appreciation of a local fundraising fivekilometre run and walk being held in Cates Park. tribes and villages. Why deny them their cultural identity? Instead of keeping them at an orphanage, we seek to empower them with a strong sense of self and the desire to do the best that they can. They return to the villages when they are ready and with a passion for education and new dreams for the future. This also enables us to have a far greater impact and reach more children and more families.” In the last year, the society has helped approximately 50 orphans and vulnerable children in Lira. Representatives plan to continue to grow and support as many children as possible. Initially housing five children

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“I felt a lot of pressure, just time constraints,” she adds, describing the daily juggling act of finding time to nurse, tend to her active toddler and get dinner on the table. Her anxiety level continuing to increase, Gwynneth contacted the Pacific Post Partum Support Society and became a member of the North Vancouver support group. She attended the weekly sessions for 15 months. “There’s a saying, ‘If you have a secret, you don’t have the secret, the secret has you,’” she says. Gwynneth felt an incredible sense of relief in being able to express her feelings about what she was experiencing, and talk to other moms, including those who, on the surface, look like they have everything together, though in reality are experiencing many of the same struggles, and let go of the guilt. “It just helps to break through the stereotypes by sharing your story, by listening to other people’s story,” she says. In addition to emotional support, Gwynneth walked away with a variety of practical



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is proud to be of help.” Registration is $25 prior to May 18 and $30 thereafter. “$25 pays school fees for a child in a government school for an entire term,” says Peters. “I challenge everyone to come and bring three friends along. Together, the four of you will pay for a street child to go back to school for a year,” she adds. Children served by Atin Afrika will be holding their own satellite run May 27 in


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THOSE behind a program providing an essential lifeline for patients living with a life-threatening illness and their families are issuing a call to raise both funds and awareness in hopes of expanding its scope.

The North Shore Palliative and Supportive Care Day Program, an out-patient program for seriously ill patients and their caregivers, is currently offered Mondays from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver. It’s funded through the North Shore Hospice Society, which supports care programs, provides assistance to palliative patients and their families, and conducts community outreach and education. With a focus on affirming life and living it to the fullest, participants in the day program can be themselves in a caring, compassionate, enjoyable and home-like setting, finding rest and relaxation as well as an opportunity to forge supportive relationships. Based on the day program’s success and positive impact,

administrators hope to attract additional patients, as well as to expand the program to four days per week and add programming for caregivers. “It can be a lonely journey fighting a life-threatening illness,” says Jane Webley, manager of the North Shore Palliative and Supportive Care Program. “You’ll hear a lot of people say ‘Why me?’ Everybody else goes on with their life because everybody else around them is still able to, so they get left further and further behind. So actually coming together with other people that are also getting left behind, they’re on the same road.” The day program is the only of its kind in Western Canada. Common elsewhere (including the United Kingdom), Webley brought the idea to the North Shore Hospice Society, which got on board as a partner. It was launched as a pilot in March 2011. “We want to make sure that people don’t think you have to be hospice-appropriate to come to the palliative care day program,” says Webley. The North Shore Hospice, located at 314 East 14th St., in North Vancouver, is funded and operated by Vancouver Coastal Health, and serves patients with a life expectancy of three months or less.

Also offered at the new hospice site is the North Shore Palliative and Supportive Care Program, which supports people facing a life-threatening illness or disease. “Part of that program includes people approaching the end of their life and if they can’t manage at home, they can be cared for in hospice,” says Dr. Peter Edmunds, medical director, Palliative and Supportive Care Program for the Coastal division of Vancouver Coastal Health, and a hospice society board member. “Kind of between those two phases is this time where people are still managing at home, they’re quite sick and need a lot more support and their families need a lot more support and that’s the place for the day program.” Day program support for North Shore adults 19 and over is provided by palliative professionals and includes: psychosocial; symptom control, including access to a physician or nurse; use of the hospice’s physical resources, which range from a hydrotherapy tub to a spa room and caregiver respite. Transportation can be arranged if that’s a barrier to attendance and lunch is served at a cost of $6 (subsidies are available), otherwise the program is offered at no cost to participants. “It’s a way of keeping people

DR. Anis Lakha (left), Dr. Peter Edmunds and Jane Webley, in the garden at the new NorthShoreHospice,discussplanstoexpandtheNorthShorePalliativeandSupportive Care Day Program to four days per week, as well as reach more patients. at home as long as they possibly can,” says Webley. Each patient’s experience in the program is unique, tailored to fit their particular needs. Their time in the program is usually 12 weeks. On average, five people attend per day. With increased funding,

sistant to attending the day program, as it’s held at the hospice and they fear what that means and taking that step. “They do say, ‘Is there something you’re not telling me doc?’ . . . . And once they come, almost always,

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THE North Shore is celebrating a lot of milestones this year. West Vancouver has scheduled centennial parties throughout the year, Ridgeway elementary blew out 100 candles earlier this month, and now Lynn Valley Days, a cherished community event, will be celebrating its 100th birthday with festivities that are expected to draw record attendance. This year’s event will start with a gala on Friday, May 25, followed by Lynn Valley Days on Saturday, May 26. “It’s really nice to see the whole community coming out and having a good time, especially the kids,” says Eric Miura, who is president of the Lynn Valley Community Association and grew up in the neighbourhood. “I live across the street from (Lynn Canyon Park) so I’ve been attending my entire life, which is why I’m probably now so heavily involved.” Miura says this is the first year that the Lynn Valley Community Association and the Lynn Valley Lions Club are officially working together on the event, and so far their collaboration seems to be proving successful. “The gala is sold out. We sold 400 seats in 48 hours, which is great, absolutely way beyond what we ever anticipated,” says Miura. The dinner and dance, which includes a silent auction, will be held in a 12,000-square-foot heated tent that will be converted the next day to host Lynn Valley Days. Partial proceeds from the event will be donated to North Shore Rescue. A heritage-themed parade will kick off at 10 a.m. Saturday morning, with prizes being handed out for the best floats. Various games including Lynn Valley-based Jeopardy, and entertainment on the main stage will be taking place all day. The District of North Vancouver will also be talking about the future of Lynn Valley through its community plan. Volunteers are still needed for the event. If you are interested, email lynnvalleyday@ Info:

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Columnist reviews stance on OAS changes AFTER I write a column my readers let me know whether it was a hit or a miss.

In my last column I suggested that recent changes to Old Age Security (OAS) had more to do with ideology than facts and that was a miss with a lot of my readers. Many of the people that I have spoken with over the last few weeks believe that seniors are better off than ever before and that our population is too old to sustain programs like OAS. And, like the government, they are convinced that unless we take action now to curtail spending, our retirement income system won’t be there for future generations. There is no question that government-financed income supports like OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement are expensive. Those costs are scheduled to rise from the current $36 billion to approximately $108 billion in 2030 once inflation is factored in. The question is can we afford it? Most of the people I

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heard from said no. Several readers drew my attention to countries like the United Kingdom, France, Germany, Greece and Italy, which have all raised their eligibility requirement to receive OAS. Are we really that different from our European counterparts? The short answer is yes. I am looking at some research done by the Canadian Association of Retired Persons (CARP) in response to questions raised around the sustainability of Canada’s Income Assistance Programs. The good news is that Canada’s population is actually younger than most of those OECD countries and the ratio of retired to working Canadians is more favourable as well. And, we spend less as a share of GDP on public pensions compared to our European cousins.

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A lot less. The OECD average spending on public pensions as a percentage of GDP is seven per cent. In Canada the figure is 2.47 per cent, in France it’s 12.5 per cent, and in Italy it’s 14 per cent. Better yet, that GDP figure for Canada tops out at 3.1 per cent by 2030 — then it begins to decline. Other countries have a problem funding their income support programs, but we don’t. The biggest cost to government going forward isn’t retirement benefits, it’s health care and the government has already acted on that by pegging future increases to economic growth plus inflation. Are seniors really doing better than ever before? Compared to the situation we faced 20 years ago, almost certainly. But today, almost 300,000 Canadians still live in poverty and those numbers are growing. Between 2006 and 2009 nearly 128,000 more seniors (mostly women) became low income. It’s true that the changes to OAS won’t affect seniors already collecting benefits and that there is ample time for many approaching retirement to begin to plan for these changes. But here is the concern: the majority of seniors are

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Call for Contestants: The public is invited to audition for Chartwell’s annual Senior Star singing and musical instrument competition that will take place on June 28. To arrange for an audition contact Churchill House Retirement Community at 604-904-1199. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, See more page 21

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors From page 20 Wednesday or Friday mornings. Info: 604-922-3414.

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Concentrated effort CAROLE Anderson and Carl Halstead look over their cards during a game of bridge at John Braithwaite Community Centre. Advanced bridge sessions are held at the centre Mondays, from 9:30 to 11:30 a.m.

Decision to make the changes a head-scratcher From page 20 women and more than 30 per cent of single women between the ages of 45 and 64 are low income. For many of these women the combination of OAS and the Guaranteed Income Supplement (GIS) is the deciding factor in preventing poverty. There is a slew of research, much of it from the government side, that suggests that our retirement income system is affordable and that changes to the OAS eligibility benefit will hurt those who need the money most. So, given that, why make the changes? Good question. I don’t have an answer. Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to

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The Sandwich Generation — Preparing for Success: A free information session on what the sandwich generation is and a discussion on the role of a financial plan with presenters from the North Shore Credit Union Tuesday, May 15, 7-8 p.m. at Churchill House Retirement Community, 150 West 29th St., North Vancouver. RSVP:

604-904-1199. Powers of Attorney and Joint Accounts: A free telephone workshop for family caregivers and older adults Thursday, May 17, 7-8:30 p.m. Learn about different types of power of attorney, legal issues of capacity relating to powers of attorney, common myths about powers of attorney and resources available to the public. Registration: Care-ring Voice Network, 1866-396-2433 or New Chapter; New Life Story: A conversation series to explore identity and continued contribution facilitated by instructor

Pat Bronson May 22, 29, June 5 and 12, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Learn how to unlock creative potential and embrace designing what’s next in your life. Fee: $59, which includes a journal. Registration: 604-684-4132, or The North Shore Seniors’ Picnic will be held Thursday, June 21, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Canada Day will be celebrated and participants are requested to wear red and white. There will be several activities including a fancy hat

competition. The Hummingbirds, Taiwanese dancers, Korean drummers and The Langley Ukuleles will entertain. Lunch, drinks and snacks will be provided. Info: 604-980-2427. SPORTS, RECREATION, GAMES, FITNESS AND HEALTH Table Tennis: Saturdays, 12:302:30 p.m. and Sundays, 11:15 to 1 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-925-7280 or Tai Chi: Healing exercises that promote calmness, strength, See more page 22


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Munch and mingle CHEF Patrick Dudsdeemaytha (left), Sue Myers, Andrea Winterbottom and Andrea Webb serve soup and sandwiches, prepared through the North Shore Culinary School program, at Mollie Nye House. As part of the Diners Club, a Vancouver Coastal Health initiative, seniors can enjoy a $4 lunch at the house, every Wednesday at noon.

what’s going on for seniors From page 21 flexibility and confidence Tuesdays, 9-10 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $26 for eight classes. Info: 604-9802474 or Walking Club: Walk local trails and pathways, then meet for coffee, Wednesdays, 9:45-noon. Cost: $1/$2, coffee, tea and cookies provided, at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-5820. Whist: Mondays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or kshubert@ Wii Video Games: Thursdays, 10 a.m., at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st Street, West Vancouver. Free. For more information, phone 604-922-1575, email info@ or visit

Yoga: Gentle stretches and breathing exercises to help flexibility and relax your mind Mondays, 9-10 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $48 for eight classes. Info: 604-9802474 or SUPPORT GROUPS Eye Deal: A support group for people with low vision meets the third Monday of the month at 10 a.m. in the atrium at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Info: 604-925-7280 or Family Caregiver Network Groups meet the first Thursday, 7-9 p.m. or second Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources in Capilano Mall, 203-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Discuss the challenges and positive experiences of caregiving and learn how to access health care and community services. Info: Karyn Davies at 604-982-3320 or

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Multicultural Program: Fridays, 2 p.m. at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st Street, West Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-922-1575,

Sound Advice: Information, education and support for the hard of hearing meets the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.noon at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604925-7280 or

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ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Arts and Crafts: Bring your projects and work on them with others, swap tips and ideas, or work on a fundraiser for the Lynn Valley Seniors Association, Mondays 1:30-3:30 p.m. Cost: $1/$2, coffee, tea and cookies provided, at Mollie Nye

House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-5820. Bazaar Group: Help make craft sales a success, Mondays, 10 a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free, materials provided. Info: 604-9802474 or Choir: A mixed choir that entertains at the centre and for outside groups practises Fridays, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $25 per season. Info: 604-980-2474 or www.silverharbourcentre. com.

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WORK options for volunteers THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society.

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Birthday at The Bay

STAFF at The Bay Park Royal celebrate the company’s 142nd anniversary with a cake. Founded in 1870, the company originally operated a fur trade around the Hudson Bay watershed. It shifted its focus to retail by the end of the 19th century. Originally the department stores were known as the Hudson’s Bay Company, but the name was officially changed to The Bay in 1965, while the corporate name remains the same.

■ Volunteer: West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre is looking for volunteers for Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday mornings to help make sandwiches in the cafeteria. ■ Field worker: Volunteers are needed to remove invasive plants from a 75-acre wildlife sanctuary; clean and install nest boxes on site; and help in a nursery by planting and potting plants. ■ Outreach provider: Participate in one week of facilitation skills training in order to represent Women Against Violence Against Women in the community through workshops and talks. ■ Volunteer: A volunteer is needed to integrate participants with physical, mental or cultural challenges into social recreational programs. The volunteer will also assist the instructor with program delivery. ■ Education assistant: If you enjoy working with students and groups, meeting new people and learning about and sharing West Vancouver history, this position is for you. An education assistant is needed to assist with the preparation and delivery of programs at summer art camps and assist with events when there is a need. The volunteer will be working with children at the art camps and with adults at special events. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

Setting aside savings

Emergency fund important part of assets HOW healthy is your emergency fund?

Some 38 per cent of Canadians have no money set aside to cover unexpected expenses, according to a 2012 TD Canada Trust survey. So when disaster strikes, they rely on help from family or friends, their credit cards or other loans, what cash savings they do have, or their RRSPs. Hopefully you are among the one-third of Canadians who have one to three months of living expenses set aside; the 13 per cent with four to six months saved; or the 16 per cent with more than six months saved. But if you aren’t, consider setting up an automatic transfer each payday to a separate account until you have a comfortable cushion. And use the following checklist to soften those bumps along the road of life. ■ Relationships: At the start, agree on who pays for what, perhaps based on relative earning power. For tax purposes, the higher income partner should pay all the bills while the lower-tax-bracket person builds up the savings.

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■ Plan for the income drop if one partner stops work to raise children. At the end, reassess and adjust your spending/ saving habits. You should probably change your will and power of attorney. ■ Birth/death: After a birth, review life insurance needs for the wage-earner(s); and consider a registered education savings plan (RESP). After a death, do a total financial review and adjust to the changed conditions. ■ Job: At the start, understand and decide on retirement savings options; try to maximize non-taxable employee benefits. At the end, implement expense cutting plans. ■ Unexpected expense: Choose the least expensive way to use savings or loans; then rebuild your emergency fund.

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■ Windfall: Allocate amounts for “spend and enjoy,” debt reduction, investing and any gifts. The survey revealed the main reasons Canadians don’t have an emergency fund is they’re broke (56 per cent), paying off debts (46 per cent), paying mortgage payments (14 per cent) or saving for retirement or a child’s education (seven per cent). Three per cent said they didn’t feel an emergency fund was needed.

Mike Grenby is a columnist and independent personal financial adviser. He’ll answer questions in this column as space allows but cannot reply personally. Email:

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Mediation more of a collaborative option Manisha Krishnan

DIVORCE is often a stressful and ugly time, but one West Vancouver lawyer is encouraging couples to look beyond the courtroom to potentially more respectful and cost-effective processes.

Deb Zutter specializes in mediation and collaborative law, two methods of dealing with separation and divorce that don’t require the parties to air their dirty laundry inside the courtroom. “Couples who do really well in mediation are people who are able to put their children first. They have to have a commitment to settling out of court, they need to be flexible and have a desire to treat each other with respect,” says Zutter. As a mediator, Zutter acts as a neutral person who provides legal information to both parties and helps them discuss major decisions — spousal support, division of assets, custody, and property settlements — in a “safe and confidential environment.” In a collaborative approach, each party has a lawyer and all four people work together to come to a resolution. But there are also other team members, such as coaches, child specialists and financial specialists, that are available to help a couple. “The coach is a really wonderful addition because most people who are going through a divorce or separation are grieving the end of their marriage. That grief is an emotional event that involves denial, bargaining, anger, depression, ultimately acceptance,” said Zutter, noting that coaches can help the couple move through this transition and can also help develop a parenting plan. Child specialists can also provide advice to the couple about how to be better parents. Although in both mediation and collaborative law the goal is to reach an agreement as efficiently as possible, the time it takes for either process to complete varies from couple to couple, said Zutter. “The things that cause it to vary are how emotional are each of the parties . . . (and) how many decisions need to be made,” she said. “Some people have very few assets and no children. . . . Some couples have corporations and many properties so those take more time.”

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integrated oak profile that doesn’t detract from the wine’s lively pear and apple notes and firm mineral streak; BCLS Specialty $56.99. “In general I think California winemakers are using oak in a more finessed way,” he says. “Oak is a funny thing. If you really do know how to work with it, it can also masquerade as fruit — if it’s well integrated. The trick is to make it appear voluminous without being too sweet,” he suggests. We would also be remiss not to mention the still youthful 2010 Russian River Pinot Noir 2010 — dark berries, violets on top followed by a cherry-tone palate with some earthy notes, a touch of fleur de sel, and a pleasing savoury streak. Put it down for a while, he suggests; BCLS Specialty $59.99. Hobbs’ Mendoza winery, Viña Cobos, is known for its equally well made walletfriendly drops. Viña Cobos Felino Cab Sauv 2010 delivers dark fruit with cassis and blackberry notes and firm tannin that make it a worthy barbecue contender; BCLS $19.99. To wrap, the Bramare Lujan de Cuyo Malbec 2009, a plush, velvet textured wine that takes Malbec to new levels, with heady notes of blackberry and cherry on top followed by anise and mocha notes with a long supple close; BCLS $44.99. ••• Despite what for some was a challenging vintage, there’s no shortage of excellent Okanagan (and other) 2011 whites being released. Here are a few contenders: ■ Baillie Grohman 2011 Pinot Gris. Definitely a step up from last year, with some pear notes on top followed by a zesty citrus palate wrapped in good acidity. A promise of

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From page 19 Canadian Diabetes Association will collect gently used clothing, small household and electronic items Saturday, May 19, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at the Lynnwood Inn, 1515 Barrow St., North Vancouver. Proceeds support the Canadian Diabetes Association and diabetes research, education and advocacy. Info: www. or 1-800505-5525.

Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home will hold its next meeting June 14. New members welcome. Info and location: or 604-980-4011. Saving Lives One Penny at a Time: The Lions Gate Gogos, which supports the Stephen Lewis Foundation, have collected $7,127.51 in pennies since 2008 and would like the public’s help to reach a goal of $10,000 before the penny is withdrawn from circulation. Donations can be dropped off until June 30 at the following locations: Seymour Art Gallery, Highlands Cleaners, The Red Tulip Gift Gallery, Village Fish Market and North Shore Smile. Info or pickup: lionsgategogos@ — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Ease into E-Books: Learn the basics about e-books at a free information session Thursday, May 24, 2-3 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration: 604-984-0286, ext. 8144. Your Child’s Sexual World is Bigger Than You Think: A parenting workship with a presentation on “Love, Sex and Good Relationships” Friday, May 25, 7-9 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $15. Free child minding will be available. Registration:

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Ridgeway remembered

Delbrook Grad Reunion: Hilltoppers from the class of ’72 are invited for a 40th reunion Saturday, May 26, 7 p.m.-1 a.m. at the Holiday Inn Hotel & Suites,

FORMER Ridgeway elementary student Dorothy Woodburn (right) looks at the corporal punishment list with her daughter Madison King during the school’s 100th anniversary celebration. The community event featured memorabila, games, activities, historical displays, a car show and more. For more photos from the event, visit the photo gallery on the North Shore News website at

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Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-3712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. English Conversation Corner: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver and practise and improve your English language skills Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Info:, 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621. Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a

high-profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time. French Choir: This group is always looking for new members. Adult women interested in speaking and singing in French are invited to meet every Monday, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $10 per night. Info: Pierrette, 604-926-2624. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: www. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Beginner and intermediate classes every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Louise, 604-987-3792.

Israeli Dance: Every Monday, beginners 6:15-7:15 p.m., intermediates and open dancing, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Fee: $6 per class. Info: 604568-4771.

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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip?

SOPHIE and Jake Shitara visit the U.S.S. Midway Museum in San Diego. The Midway is a U.S. Navy aircraft carrier. It was decommissioned in 1992 and is now a museum.

Take the North Shore News with you and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll try to publish your high-resolution photo in our News Around the World feature (there is no guarantee photos will be published). Due to the amount of photos received it may take several weeks for your photo to appear in the paper. Take a photo of yourself (keep close to the camera, but with the background still in view) in a location outside the province holding a copy of the News, with a scenic background outside that distinguishes the location. Send it to us with the ďŹ rst and last name of everyone featured in the photo, along with your phone number and a description of where the photo was taken. Send your submission to Rosalind Duane by email only to

ROB Jones and Joe Oliver visit Universal Studios in Hollywood during Spring Break.

DON and Todd Zerkee take the paper to Lake Albano, in Castel Gandolfo in Rome.

GLEN and Anna Gagnon explore the beach at Banzai Pipeline in Oahu, Hawaii.

LELIA Kostiuk holds the paper while surrounded by new friends from her international dance school in France.

PAUL Chorney and Kim Hughes stop on the banks of the famous river known as the River Kwai in Thailand.

JOE Hind and Betty Drury hike to new heights near Mount Cook in New Zealand.

LIAM Pickrell visits Papago Park, home to the Oakland Athletics spring training facility in Arizona.

ANDREA Morris and her mother Jan Khubyar take the paper to the MGM Grand hotel during a birthday trip to Las Vegas.


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LONDON THEATRE: The Menier Chocolate Factory is an awardwinning 180-seat fringe studio theatre, restaurant and gallery. It is located in a former 1870s Menier Chocolate Company factory on Southwark Street, a major street in the London Borough of Southwark, central south London, England. The theatre stages plays and musicals, live music and stand-up comedy. According to the Evening Standard, it is “one of the most dynamic fringe venues in London.” — Wikipedia


London venue a theatrical treat John Masters Contributing Writer

LONDON: The right ingredients for making great theatre can be found in odd places. Take the Menier Chocolate Factory. Built in 1870 and backing onto an elevated Victorian-era rail line, it’s in a somewhat down-atheels neighbourhood you’d associate more with the scene of a Sherlock Holmes crime than with a milling crowd of well-dressed play aficionados. But since its reincarnation as a theatre in 2004 the Menier has had 10 of its shows transfer to the West End and three to Broadway. Its productions have been nominated for 26 Tony Awards, and have won four. Some of the biggest guns in the theatrical world have come to work at it, among them directors Trevor Nunn (Les Misérables) and Hal Prince (The Phantom of the Opera). When the Menier’s founder and artistic director, David Babani, first saw the five-storey building in 2003, on busy, unlovely Southwark Street, it was a derelict, brown-brick hulk. Now, with its decorative columns and capitals cleaned up, its arched windows washed and its trim painted creamy green, it’s an photo John Masters/Meridian Writers’ Group inviting bon-bon. Inside, where the THE Victorian-era Menier Chocolate Factory is now home to a restaurant and to one of London’s hottest theatres: chocolate-making apparatus its productions have transferred to the West End and to Broadway, where the Menier has won four Tony Awards. once was, is a tiny theatre, a black box of just 160 to 170 And it needn’t be just a vanity project, seats, depending on how it’s configured. In it, A L! the Menier produces five shows a year, ranging either. “Trevor Nunn has got very rich off of DE E L from something obscure, like A Number, one of the productions he has directed here, A IB a 2002 Caryl Churchill play for two actors Little Night Music,” says Babani. The Stephen RE D C IN that deals with human cloning, to an original Sondheim musical transferred first to the West adaptation of The Invisible Man, based on the End, then to Broadway. Despite its string of hits, the Menier H.G. Wells book, with a cast of 12. “We do the work fundamentally to entertain remains a precarious proposition. Some of the people and to sell tickets,” says Babani. He financial worry is removed by the success of its credits the Menier’s success to “the incredible restaurant, where many patrons dine before the ms Noordam legions of talented people that come and give show. Babani points out that dinner and a play a little piece of themselves to this building and at the Menier costs about £70 a person, versus our theatre.” “Alchemy,” he calls it, but he’s the more like £200 in the West End. Still, to keep chief alchemist and what makes it unique. He costs down, everyone at the theatre pitches in: admits, “I’m not aware of any other building in Babani has plunged more blocked toilets than he can count, and even Trevor Nunn sweeps the world that runs the way we do.” CRUISE, HOTEL & AIR PACKAGE It only took six months from the Menier’s the stage. 12 nights – August 3, 2012 opening for Trevor Nunn to seek him out. Why would such a successful director want If you go: Rome, Dubrovnik, BALCONY OUTSIDE For more information on the Menier to consort with an obscure 160-seat theatre? * * Corfu, Katakolon, Because, says Babani, what directors want “is to Chocolate Factory visit its website at www. $ $ Santorini, Ephesus, get their work through to the audience with as CAD CADD For information on London go to the Visit little impediment as possible. There’s no better Athens, Messina London website at place than in a small, intimate studio theatre.”


Some notable Menier productions:

— This Other England (2005): a series of new writing from Paines Plough, including Philp Ridley’s controversial Mercury Fur. — Tick, Tick... Boom! by Jonathan Larson: 31 May to 28 August 2005. — Sunday in the Park with George (Nov. 2005), which won the 2005 Critics’ Circle Theatre Award for Best Design. It transferred to the Wyndham’s Theatre in May 2006, where it won five Olivier Awards. The production then transferred to Broadway in Jan. 2008. — Little Shop of Horrors starring Sheridan Smith and Paul Keating (November 2006), which transferred to the Duke of York’s Theatre and then to the New Ambassadors where it closed on Sept. 8, 2007. — A Little Night Music Starring Hannah Waddingham, Alexander Hanson and Maureen Lipman, Nov. 20, 2008 – March 8, 2009, transferred to the West End from March 28, 2009, at the Garrick Theatre. — Talent by Victoria Wood: Sept. 17 to Nov. 14, 2009. — Hannah Waddingham Live at the Chocolate Factory: March 16-20, 2010.


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Help your dog act like a dog PIPER burst out of the tall grass at the edge of the trail and as soon as he saw me he dropped his head and sheepishly approached, with something in his mouth.

“What is that?” I asked him and myself at the same time. As he approached I noticed his tail was wagging so furiously it seemed a mere blur of stubby fur. When he got about 10 feet from me I could see he had a small rodent in his mouth. Actually, it was a rabbit. It was dead. Fortunately it had been dead for some time. Piper had merely followed his nose to find the decomposing carrion and thought it would be a wonderful idea to share it with me. He dropped it at my feet and gave me this look that I interpreted as, “Can I take it home?” “No” I replied out loud. He promptly picked it back up and carried it for the duration of our walk. Piper is my German shorthaired pointer. He was

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bred for hunting fur and feathered animals. His parents were both used for hunting so genetically Piper has a very high disposition for hunting, even though I do not hunt. This is not the first time he has brought me back “things” or “parts of things” from his jaunts in the forest, so I was neither disturbed nor concerned. (Incidentally Piper also collects clothing left on the floor and brings them to me in the morning, in bed). I understand that dogs are dogs and we have to allow

them to be dogs. We have to allow them, or provide them with an outlet to satisfy some of their basic genetic traits. I’m not suggesting anyone allow their dogs to chase or catch wildlife, but rather to consider alternatives that satisfy a dog’s need to follow their nose or to hunt. One really great outlet is a search game. Take about a half dozen really yummy and smelly treats and find a place in the yard or along the side of a trail to play this game with your dog. Take each treat and toss or place them close to a recognizable landmark such as a plant, rock or branch. These landmarks are for you to remember where the treats are so you can teach your dog how to use its nose to find them. Don’t let your dog watch you hide the treats. Have someone hold your dog so they cannot see you or keep them in the house. Let the treats sit for five minutes or so, so the scent can permeate the surrounding area. With your dog on-leash and situated about three feet from the first treat, place your

dog in a sit. Wait patiently for your dog’s attention, then once they look at you say the word “Search,” and quickly point to the first treat. The quick motion will get your dog’s attention and they will follow your hand and begin to search for the treat. Once they get a whiff of the odour they will begin to hunt for it. Once they

find the treat praise them and go to the next one. Repeat the sequence with treats number 2 and 3. On the fourth treat start the same way, with your dog in a sit but about five feet away. This time say “Search” and point in the general direction of the treat and let your dog do the work of searching for it. If they get confused help them out by repeating the command and pointing to the treat. Repeat the sequence for the remaining treats. It takes very little time

for your dog to pick up this game because using their nose and hunting are two things they love to do. Dogs are born with their sense of smell in perfect working order! They have a huge part of their brain devoted to the sense of smell and need to satisfy that natural ability. Teaching your dog to search doesn’t mean they will begin to bring you dead animals while out on the walk; but it will give them an outlet to satisfy a big need and use their brain as nature intended!

Add a senior to your family in May

THERE are dozens of reasons to adopt an older cat or dog, but only one that really matters: it’s the right thing to do.

“There are so many benefits to adopting an older pet,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations for the BC SPCA in a recent press release. “They’re more settled, they’re housetrained, their personalities are fully developed and you know how big they’ll get. The best reason to adopt one, however, is because they deserve it.” Senior dogs often have many good years left to enjoy and cats can live well into their teens and even their 20s. That means a senior cat of eight years and older who is adopted from a shelter could be with his or her new guardian

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for another eight or 10 years, or even longer. Still, says Chortyk, kittens and younger cats always find homes faster because people reason the younger the pet is when they adopt it, the longer they’ll have it. “Unfortunately, that means adult and older cats end up spending a greater portion of those years in a shelter.” Chortyk says compared to kittens and young cats, older cats are generally more accustomed to household life and content to snooze away much of the day. While they still enjoy companionship and affection, they don’t demand the level of supervision of their kitten counterparts. The BC SPCA is highlighting the benefits of adopting adult pets as part of Adoption Awareness Month throughout May. For more information visit


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Around 4yrs. old. He is a N/M/ GSP. Weighs 72lbs. He and his GSP cousin, Buddy (no pic) were given up due to financial circumstances. They will all need an experienced home which is active and has no cats.

She is very low key, and will let out the occasional meow to remind you that she is there to be petted. No other cats. super affectionate, and loves attention. Tends to be startled by loud noises.

Loves humans but will eye a new person with suspicion at first. This quickly melts away and then she chirps and trills, and likes attention. Thia’s kittens are now all adopted. She is ready to go to a new home herself. No dogs or other cats.

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Get in early on Paws for a Cause fundraiser HELPING animals is as easy as a walk in the park.

The BC SPCA is inviting animal lovers to start registering today for the annual Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause walk, being hosted in 35 communities across the province on Sept. 9 (date may vary in some communities, check for details). This year the BC SPCA hopes to raise $1 million for animals in need. In a press release, Farrah Rooney, manager of fundraising events at the BC SPCA, said the walk is a fun way to get involved and make a huge impact in the lives of animals in need. “As the BC SPCA’s biggest fundraising event of the year, The Scotiabank and BC SPCA Paws for a Cause supports life-saving work in branches across the province throughout the year.” There are some advantages to registering early for Paws for a Cause, including a 50 per cent discount for those who sign-up within the month of May. In addition, the top fundraiser this month wins two roundtrip flights from Vancouver to Victoria, courtesy

of Harbour Air, and a one-night hotel stay. “By signing up and collecting pledges, you’re not just helping thousands of injured, homeless and abused animals across the province,” said Rooney. “You’ll also enjoy an amazing day with activities for the whole family to enjoy, and you’ll eligible for fabulous local and province-wide prizes.” Thoseinterestedingettinginvolved in The Scotiabank & BC SPCA Paws for a Cause are encouraged to join as an individual, as a group, or as a corporate team. The BC SPCA has set up a comprehensive website at spca. to help get you started, with sponsorship opportunities, fundraising ideas, pledge kits, posters, merchandise and ways to volunteer. Event dates may vary in some communities, so visit for local walk details. Thank you to our provincial sponsors: Scotiabank, Bosley’s Pet Food Plus, See Ya Later Ranch winery, Coast Hotels & Resorts, Petsecure Pet Health Insurance, PwC, Global TV, 99.3 The Fox, CKNW AM980, 24 Hours Vancouver and TVW.

Nothing but a (wet) hound dog SAUL the coonhound gets a washing from West Vancouver SPCA staff Dana Holtom (left) and Lisa Valente. The organization is holding the first of four dog washes by donation on Sunday May 27 from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the SPCA (behind the Ambleside turf fields.) Future car washes will be held on July 29, Aug. 26 and Sept. 30. Minimum donation is $20.

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6 - 7 yr. old possibly a mix of GWP and Labradoodle; she gets along with other dogs and is used to older children. Might be too interested in cats. Becomes bored when left alone.

Mature S/F Weimaraner, great on leash, knows basic commands and will stay close to you. Enjoys hiking, snowshoeing & is a fantastic swimmer. Also easy to take on boats.

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THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK SOCCER Sr. girls AA playoff THOMAS MORE vs. SEYCOVE May 14, 3:30 p.m. Sutherland turf winner to provincials SOCCER Sr. girls AAA playoff BURNABY SOUTH vs. ARGYLE May 15, 3:30 p.m. Lillooet Park RUGBY Sr. boys Lower Mainland finals AA ROCKRIDGE vs. COLLINGWOOD AAA CARSON vs. ST. GEORGE’S 4 and 5:30 p.m. May 17 Brockton Oval

You sit in some large auditorium or arena with your family, sweating out the rounds and picks that go by until finally your name is called. You walk up on stage, shake the hand of your new boss and put on either a hat over top of your finely styled hair or a jersey over your expensive dress shirt. None of those things happened when North Vancouver’s Bo Palmer was picked in last week’s CFL Canadian entry draft, 33rd overall by the Hamilton TigerCats. He was in a hotel room in Mexico with a group of friends, trying to relax on a vacation that had been booked and paid for before the draft date was announced. On the big day, Palmer plopped down in front of his photo Ron Hole Photography laptop with three windows open on his computer screen: a BO Palmer makes an acrobatic play for the Simon Fraser Clan last season. The draft tracker that posted picks North Vancouver running back was picked by Hamilton in the CFL draft. as soon as they were made, a “live” video feed on TSN’s website that to just look at it for a second to make sure worth it.” It was a happy ending for a player was actually about one minute behind the that was me.” When the live video feed caught up, who had no idea when or if he would draft tracker, and a video chat window with his mother and sister back home. the TSN analysts had a chuckle too, noting get drafted. SFU plays in the NCAA’s Palmer tried to concentrate on the draft’s also that Palmer was listed as a slotback Great Northwest Athletic Conference and video feed but couldn’t resist checking the despite switching to running back after American college rules prohibit contact his first season at SFU. All the confusion between professional teams and players. tracker as each new name appeared. Finally, in the fifth round, his name originated with some paperwork dating As a redshirt junior — he sat out his first back to Palmer’s first year at SFU. Once year at SFU — Palmer had played enough popped up. Well, sort of his name. Simon Fraser slotback Daronn Palmer his identity was confirmed, Palmer and years to become eligible for the CFL draft was the name that appeared. Deronn Bo his family shared an intense Internet but because he intends to return for his senior season at SFU he could not speak Palmer is the 22-year-old’s full name but celebration. “Very modern — thank god for WiFi,” to any pro teams to find out who was he has always gone by Bo. “They spelled it wrong and they used Palmer said about his draft day experience. interested in him. “I didn’t know a whole lot,” he said. the wrong name,” said Palmer with a “I incurred quite a few charges from people laugh. “I think that confused a lot of calling me and texting me afterwards but See Palmer page 34 people. When I saw it on the ticker I had I think, given the situation, it was well


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“All I knew is that some teams had come to our games throughout the season, our homes games, and also some teams had come to watch our spring scrimmage. Still, everything was up in the air. I had no idea if teams were looking at me specifically or not.” Whether scouts were there to see Palmer or not was irrelevant — his performance last season was impossible to ignore. The Windsor secondary grad racked up 1,219 rushing yards, breaking the school record for a single season that was set by fellow Windsor grad Mike Vilimek, a 2002 draft pick of the Ottawa Renegades. Palmer also lead the Clan with

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Running back must wait one year to join Ticats to have a better season and better record then we did last year, which I definitely think we’re going to have.” He’ll also be finishing off his degree at SFU, majoring in communications with a minor in criminology. While football is a passion now, there’s another career path he’s been working

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towards for a long time — he wants to be a cop. Woe be to the criminal who tries to run away from speedy Bo Palmer. “I wouldn’t mind chasing someone down,” he said with a laugh. “I know a career in the CFL isn’t something that lasts forever.”

a 5.6 yards-per-carry average and tied for the team lead with eight touchdowns, earning a spot on the Great Northwestern Athletic Conference all-conference team. He was voted SFU’s offensive most valuable player by his teammates after the 2011 season. “Good speed, nice cuts — just a very good running back in a pretty solid league,” was Tiger-Cats head coach George Cortez’s assessment of Palmer when speaking to the Hamilton Spectator last week. The Tiger-Cats like Palmer FINANCING FOR UP enough that they’re willing to TO 84 MONTHS ON DISCOUNTS ON wait a year to get his services SELECTED MODELS SELECTED MODELS — NCAA rules prohibit him from even showing up for CFL training camp. Palmer said despite the wait — and despite his lack of knowledge about his future home — he’s still pumped up about joining the Ticats. 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TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE Opened in 1987. All day Preschool offering swimming, music, french. Full or part time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, Off 29th, between Lonsdale/William. Jane & Pam 604-985-3783


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CATS FOR ADOPTION - The Tsawwassen Animal Hospital has three senior female cats available for adoption. Please call us for more information. 604-943-9385

Location: West & North Vancouver, British Columbia About our department TD Waterhouse Private Investment Advice is a full service brokerage for high net worth clients looking for professional, custom tailored investment advice and planning, while maintaining participation in the decision-making process regarding their financial affairs. About this position The fully licensed (CSC + CPH) Sales Assistant will provide quality, efficient and specialized support on multiple and diverse range of assignments. This position will provide dedicated support to an Investment Advisor and as required, to other branch personnel. The role will involve a fair degree of complexity. Your Background The successful candidate will have: • Excellent communication skills • Proven ability to deliver a high level of service • Successfully completed the Canadian Securities Course (CSC) and Conduct and Practices Handbook (CPH) • Also required will be the completion of the 90 Day Training Program • Undergraduate Degree or Community College Diploma preferred • Priority is give to those with industry experience For more information and to apply for this position visit (Job number # J0412-0050) TD values and is committed to diversity in its work force.

RAGDOLL KITTENS, females, 1st shots, worming, raised underfoot, $450 +. 604-581-2772



Feed & Hay

FREE HOGFUEL Call: (604) 534-7968


Charters & Tours

35 FT POWER YACHT For charter with skipper. Call 604-838-1384


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

Daycare Centres

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


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.

Wanted to Buy

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

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


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:

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:


Please email resume to or call Brad Erautt at 604-984-9211

Plants & Trees

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

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


ROTTI SHEPHERD X pups family/ farm raised - 8 wks. Ready to go to great homes $ 500. 604-794-3353

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

Days & Nights available

Please apply in person at:


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

EMPLOYMENT Vancouver’s oldest restaurant, established 1926, voted Best Breakfast 16 years in a row.


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

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

MATH & SCIENCE TUTORING In your home! Grs. 8-12. Ask for local references! 604.375.7761 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100



ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding, $499+. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474


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


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)


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

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

P/B 6 yr old German Shepard to good home only. Beautiful well trained, very loyal dog who loves kids and family. Loves to play. Ilness in family sadly forces this decision. 604-575-6975

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


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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


Storage, heat & h/water included. Close to all ammenities. 1 cat ok. Seasonal pool. 604-985-2926 1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR. large, $1125, June 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

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 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 Brand New, 10th flr, hw, ns/ np, 6appl, June 1, gym, prkg, storage, $1550, 604-999-1535 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

2 br top flr/high 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 Deep Cove 2 level, 1 bedroom condo. N/S & N/P. $1395.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311 view this & other properties @

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

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ Jun1, 1BR S/W corner ste, $925, 1BR top flr southview, $950. May 15/Jun1, 2BR renod $1180, Carpets, drapes, heat, h/w, gated prkg, No Dogs 604-986-7745

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

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

Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595. 604-990-2971, weekends call 778.227.5042 2 BR, lrg, bright, updated 15th & Lonsdale, $1,130 incl heat h/w ns

np, avail June 1st 604-323-4467

1 BR top cnr, small bldg, 15th & Lonsdale, new paint, carpets, ns,cat ok, $900, 604-986-4927

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR, Gorgeous, brand new, gr/ flr/patio, C. Lons., w/d, f/p, gym, prkg, h/w heat, 1 yr cable/net, n/s, lease, now $1375 604-983-3074

1 BR $1100, 2 BR $1475 & Studio $895 Move in Bonus. Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356

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

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

1 BR, W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, June 1 refs req’d 604-960-0452

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

1 BR’s starting@ $925, NOW, 2BR $1075, June 1. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

175 W. 2nd St. 908-7368 1 BR, prkg, patio, f/p, no pet, lease, Jun 1, $1450. 1Br, large, May 15th, $900 Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

2 BDRM $1195 quiet building, 17th/Lonsdale, elevator, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, 1 cat ok. Avail June 1st 604-985-1658 2 BR ocean & city view, 2nd & St Andrews, $1175, np, Jun 1 quiet, incl ht hw & prkg, 604-984-2148

1BDRM / 1BATH, 18TH and Lonsdale Very Sunny Bright South Facing View apt w/ balcony. Includes, heat, hot water and cable. Hardwood floors. N/S June 1st. No Pets. $950 Monthly. Call: (604) 984-2494

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


West Van Apt. Rentals

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

1 BR Neat Ambleside, quiet adult bldg, hardwood flrs, avail June, all appls, 604-637-7557

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


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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


Duplexes - Rent

NEAR SEABUS, quiet 3 bdrm, 1.5 baths, 6appl, drapes, f/p, prkg, part view, reno’d, new fixtures, paint & new carpet, 3 new sundecks, no pets, n/s, Now, $1895 +% utils. 604-313-0111


Furnished Accommodation

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

WOODCROFT 1 br, new reno, inc heat, hydro pool, jacuzzi, gym $1,150, June 15th 604-356-2639



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


Office/Retail Rent

OFFICE SPACE for rent, just under 400sf. $20 per sq ft. Call 604-987-7830


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 BR bsmt ste Lynn Valley, large bright, $840 incl utils & shared w/d ns np, July 1, refs 778-848-0977

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

1 BR, Ambleside, $1200/mo all inclusive, ns, np. Avail June 15th. 604-922-5158 or 604-921-6542

1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607

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

1 BR + den, Ravenwoods, SS appls, wd, gas fp, ug prkg, gym, pets ok, $1850, 778-340-8081

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

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 spacious bsmt ste, Northlands area, N Van, insuite laundry, cat ok $900. 604-644-9621


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 2BDRM / 2BTH Stonecliff, 1102-3355 Cypress Place, West Vancouver $4,000 mo. 1,600 s.f. Great views. Gourmet kitchen.Club Hse Sharookh, Spenta Realty Services Inc. 604-760-4406;

Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated

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

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

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive


2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, $1250 incl utils 604-987-2691

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



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 3 BDRM house, 1151 W 21st St. N. Van, nr school, $3500, Avail Now, No smoking, 604-728-7718 4 BDRM, 2.5 ba, FP, h/wd, 6 appl, 2nd lrg living rm nr ammens Delbrook $2,195 778-840-5515 Horseshore Bay, Seaview, 3BR + den, 2.5 bath, rec room & bsmt, $2500/mo, ns/np 604-922-2332

WV SEMI WATERFRONT Whytecliff area View Home 3 f/p 4bdrm + den, 2.5 bath, NS. August 1. $3400. 604-921-7175



TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min.


I’ve recently retired. My income is very low and I’m finding it difficult to afford the rent on my apartment. Is there any financial help available? You may be eligible for a Shelter Aid for Elderly Renters (SAFER) grant if you are age 60 or older; have lived in BC for the full 12 months preceding your application; are a Canadian citizen or permanent resident; pay more than 30% of your gross monthly income towards rent. For more information you can contact BC Housing at 604-433-2218.


TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. 2 bdrm $1260. 604 990-2971, Wkend 778 340-7406 225 W. 3rd St. 908-7368 1 BR, 1 Bath, parking, shared laundry, lease, no pets. $1200

Apartments & Condos


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

1 BR, 2 BR, view, avail Now. 1 year lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537 1 BR: $900 June 1, 2 BR: $1075 Now/June1 central Lonsdale, heat & hot water included, no pets, 604-986-6418

Sunday, May 13, 2012 - North Shore News - A39

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


Suites/Partial Houses

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, Edgemont, 1200sf, private, w/d, d/w, ns, cat ok, $1300 All incl, Suit 2 adults Now 604-725-5832

2 BR lrg main flr. bright. 7 appls, clean, nr school/bus/park. May 15. $1450, ns, np, 604-980-2171 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 2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1100 + utils, 604-987-5800 FIVE STAR SERENITY Forest -Amenities in secs. A rare find! Fabulous reno - all new everything. S/C suite $1250 incl. HDTV, Internet, utilities, laundry. Optional use of in-suite w/stove. See now: rent June 1st. Call Ann 604-980-7137


1 BR, Upper Lonsdale, reno’d, new appl, $1400 incl hydro/cable, alarm, ns np 778-688-8774

2BDRM Central Lonsdale, North Vancouver June 1 - As new, immaculate legal suite, garden-level with full height ceilings. - Bright and open combined living/dining rm - Private entrance and patio, shed for bicycles and storage - Security system and In-suite laundry - Quiet neighbourhood, close to Lonsdale, rec centre, Lions Gate Hospital, shops, schools with easy access to bus and Seabus - No smoking No Pets $1,395 Monthly Call Sally: (604) 980-0407


Townhouses Rent

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

2 BDRM large Bsmt Suite on quiet Lower Lonsdale North Van St. $1100. Available Immediately. Call 604-983-8518 for viewing. 2 BR central Lonsdale, Bright bsmt ste, f/bath, inste wd, new lam flrs, fp, carport, $1300 + 1/2 utils, June 1st, 604-841-5971


For information


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

A40 - North Shore News - Sunday, May 13, 2012







Condos/ Townhouses


North Vancouver

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

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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


Real Estate Services


Condos/ Townhouses


SPACIOUS 2 bed/2 Bath 925 sq. ft. $429,000.Grt open plan, gas f/p. C10-332 Lonsdale Ave. Troy Re/Max Select Prpty 604-737-8865


Vancouver East Side

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

6008-14 ROGER BASI Interested In Selling Your Home? Lets Talk!!! Remax Award Winner 100% Club. Certified in Feng Shui Home Stager. List and Sell your home with me & receive $500.00 towards moving costs. Cell: (604) 618-2820


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

1BDRM/1BTH $179,900 19236 Ford Ave, Pitt Meadows Large one bedroom condo 930sq ft. Priced to Sell. Call: (250) 878-2997 or email:


New Westminster

OPEN SUNDAY 1 PM - 5 PM #210 - 815 - 4TH AVE. 1 BR Uptown New West Condo, $148,000. Large Bright Rooms, 650 Sq Ft, full Reno, Floors, 4 S/S Appliances, Plumbing, Roof, Electric, Pool, Meeting Room, Parking, 7 Blocks to New West Skytrain, Moody Park. Dog & Kids OK. No Agents please. Call John 778-397-0508


North Vancouver

Desirable North Vancouver Paul: 604-789-4924


Real Estate

BC FIXER UPPERS These Homes need work!






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

Mobile Homes

SRY, #180 - 7790 King George Blvd. Needs updating. Beautiful, peaceful yard & hot tub! $34,900. Pad rental: $810/mo. Pets allowed. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

SRY, #37 - 13650 80th Ave. Great 2 BR mobile. Motivated sellers! 2 pets ok. $85,800. Pad rental: $497/mo. Lorraine Cauley, Royal Lepage North Star, 604-889-4874

Okanagen/ Interior

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


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

Looking to do some

Home Improvement?

Refer to the Home Services section for all your needs.

Cancer June 21-July 22: This fine, easy week starts with a beautiful, mellow and wise mood, Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Your relationship with a Virgo or Gemini – or with a partner – flows successfully. Communication helps. Midweek brings ambition (or pressure from the boss). Again, a partner might help.Thursday eve through Saturday intensifies this week’s main note: social delights, entertainment, wish fulfillment, popularity and group affairs. All week, two broad areas seem favoured: relationships (opportunities, negotiations, love, relocation) and career (prestige, worldly standing). Go ahead! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Chase your ambitions during this smooth, productive week (especially Friday/ Saturday, when a new project might begin). (Bosses approve of your wide viewpoint and your legal, financial and security insights these same two days.) Friends accumulate – and old friends from the past will begin appearing soon. Life’s depths, financial opportunities, sexual urges, health diagnoses, research and lifestyle changes face you Sunday to Tuesday afternoon – charge after what you want. Midweek’s mellow, wise, gently loving – however, your ideas or generosity might meet reluctance by another. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: You can simply enjoy this mellow, smooth week and float along, or you can use the calm waters to sail ahead on your favourite projects. It’s a superb time to expend effort – you’ll be pleased, and your life strengthened, by the results. Relationships are prime Sunday to afternoon Tuesday. Exciting meetings, opportunities, relocation themes, even love, enter the picture in lucky ways. Midweek is for mysteries, depths, investments, debtreduction, and sexual urges. Be conservative. Far travel, cultural, intellectual, legal and international affairs succeed splendidly Friday/Saturday.

Okanagen/ Interior

Vancouver East Side

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



OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.

6040 Open House Sat 3-5 #220-711 E 6th Ave Vcr. Funky 1 Bdrm Mt Pleasant. $249,000 Completely Reno’d DAN SKALNIK 606-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn 'Bringing People Together'

Houses - Sale

Seniors Park, privacy lots of trees, newly renod 2 BR double wide, storage, large decks, air cond. 10 mins from major shopping. $45,900. #18- 4426- 232nd St, Langley.604-534-2997

9 BDRM / 8 BATH Rarely Available 6750 sqft. Luxurious mansion in South Burnaby with breathtaking view from all floors. Walking distance to Deer Lake. This beautiful house is spread over two levels and basement, which has nine bedrooms and eight bathrooms. House comprises home theatre, hot tub,steam and sauna room and much more Virtual tour : Http:// 20424/virtual.html $4,480,000. Call Vik (604) 356-4449. Sutton West Coast Realty.

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: Continue to chase money – this entire week might build to a financial climax (Friday/Saturday) that favours you – there might even be a pay raise or you might sell a big item (or buy one). All’s good, so proceed. This is a smooth, easy week. Retreat, rest and contemplate Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Your energy and charisma return this evening through Thursday – start important projects, follow through with earlier plans, seek favours, call people. Whether you’re aware of it or not, you and a VIP might soon shake hands over something. Continue the hard work. Taurus April 20-May 20: Your energy and clout are at a yearly high. Life is expanding, but also changing. Some of you are being or have been “set free” – from a job, a duty, a marriage – in order to find new settings and new adventures. This freedom might be painful, but it is very likely fortunate for you in the long run. You might not believe me in late 2012 through 2013, as another factor indicates you will be living through the consequences of all your not-so-good actions of the last 18 years. But that’s then – for now, celebrate, as luck and ease fill this week. Wish fulfillment Sunday/ Monday! Gemini May 21-June 20: This is your last week of rest and low energy. By May 20, you’ll be starting a high-energy month, which introduces an entire year of better luck, travel, marriage prospects, lucrative partnerships, even potential fame. Before then, you have to make it through the present interval of low energy – which should be a snap, as this is an easy, smooth week. Be ambitious Sunday/Monday: you could land an assignment. Midweek brings friends, a rising heart. Chase governments, institutions, charity, spirituality, therapy and research Friday/ Saturday – a civil servant likes you.


Houses - Sale

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

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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


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


Out Of Town Property

Out Of Town Property

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


Recreation Property

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


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:

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


Summer get Away or Year Round Living. 1996-30 ft. Corsair 5th Wheel. #20 in South Valley RV Park, 7th Ave. across from Christie Park on Skaha Lake. Steps to beach. Great lot, lease $359/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 604.465.6559


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

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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★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This is your last week of secrecy, sexual temptations, research, large financial actions and possible health concerns. These areas appear headed for success, easy progress – at the very least, healing. You might have made a substantial commitment or investment recently, or might this week. Go ahead – this is where your good fortune lies. Sunday to Tuesday afternoon brings chores, mild health concerns. Midweek’s for exciting meetings, new horizons, new opportunities – and negotiations. Friday/Saturday bring the last four weeks to a climax: embrace everything in the first sentence! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Relationships open doors to new vistas and opportunities this week, especially Friday/Saturday. (Late May to mid2013 will feature financial, intimate and lifestyle “opportunities to commit” based on who/what you meet/agree upon, this week [and the last 50].) In other words, the meeting, the open doors appear now (and have, recently) but the commitment, the funding, will come late May onward. (Be cautious with commitment through August.) Romance, creative surges, even true love can arise Sunday to Tuesday. Tackle chores midweek. Friday/Saturday – the world! Be diplomatic, eager. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: This is your last week of chores, and an easy week it is. (However, the last year has brought an increase in work duties; and this Friday/Saturday might start a new job/project that will last to mid-June.) Be home, or attend to children, family, gardening, security, retirement, nurturing and similar themes, Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Romance calls midweek – so do pleasure, creativity and a speculative risk. Go slow. Late week, as mentioned, brings new chores. All week – and all the 13 months ahead – bring affection, generosity from others. Don’t “join” before September.

May 13 - 19, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Romance, love, charming kids, beauty, pleasure, creative surges and speculative joys last one more week before a large work load arrives. So enjoy yourself during this easy, happy week. Short trips, errands, casual friends, communications and paperwork fill Sunday to Tuesday afternoon. Midweek’s for rest, home, family, real estate, security, retirement, gardening and similar interests. Go slow, realize someone ultimately isn’t on board. (And that someone might be you.) Friday/Saturday intensify everything listed in the first sentence of this message – in a lucky way! Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Chase money (or spend) Sunday/Monday – luck is with you. (But don’t “push” an investment Sunday – if you can’t meet on a price/ value, just leave it.) All this week you’re concerned with home values, real estate, family, security and retirement – Sunday/Monday and Friday Saturday are great times to buy or sell a home. Friday/Saturday are perfect for finding the home you want – or for ending a futile relationship or a wasteful project. Midweek (Tuesday eve through Thursday) brings travel, errands, paperwork and casual friends. An old flame or former love prospect will soon appear. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This is your last week of errands, communications, short travel, paperwork and daily details. These come in a whirlwind Friday/ Saturday. It’s an easy week.Your energy and charisma score high Sunday to afternoon Tuesday – start something important (except in home, real estate) or impress someone. Chase money midweek, but go slowly with purchases. (Best time, especially for technical or health products: 9:15 a.m. PDT onward, Wednesday.)Your home and family are sweet: luck either comes swiftly here, or eludes you. If the latter, walk away: better stuff awaits September onward. • Reading: 604-727-3673


Collectibles & Classics

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363



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

2009 PONTIAC Vibe Very Big Selection...$11,895 #4204 1-888-812-2511 2010 CHRYSLER 300 Touring Auto/ Air/ loaded....$15,995 3696 1-888-812-2511 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 $12,995 #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

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

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices of work available. $68,000



1983 HONDA CM250, approx 20,000 mi, low cost transport, dependable, new tires, saddle bags $1450. 604-880-9073

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


Luxury Cars

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve


Scrap Car Removal





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


Services & Repairs

Is your Vehicle A/C Not Working?

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2006 BUICK Allure CX. 94K kms. No accid., local, garage kept. Exc cond. $8,900. (1)-604-855-1335

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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


2004 NISSAN Maxima Luxury/ Leather/ Loaded...$10,888 #0666 1-888-812-2511

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975. 1992 SAAB 9000, 4 cyl, auto, loaded, runs great, affordable luxry, $2400, obo, 604-984-4490

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

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

2011 GMC Yukon 4wd luxury/ Leather/ Loaded/ Mags...$35,995 #3791 1-888-812-2511

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

1995 SUBARU Legacy wagon good run cond 242,000 k, s/roof, $2350. 604-985-8495 eves pls.


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

2007 Subaru Forester 49,000 kms, FULLY LOADED, $18,000 Call: (604) 779-6667

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

2000 FORD Explorer 4x4, fully loaded, 150K, exc cond, white, air cared. $3,750. 604-218-8499 2008 FORD F150 S/Cab 4wd Fully Loaded Truck...$18,888 #2759 1-888-812-2511

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

2012 Jaguar XF Only 1,388kms, ultimate black, premium pkg $62,995

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


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



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


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2010 Suzuki SX4

2011 Nissan Maxima Leather, sunroof, C7446



Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, C6592

2009 Honda Civic DX-G

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan


from $13,999

From $12,999

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

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2010 Mitsubishi RVR $21,499

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From $16,999

2008 Mercedes Benz S550 4Matic Cubanite silver, local, AMG sport pkg $58,600

2009 BMW X3 xDrive3.0 AWD, titanium silver, only 31,358kms $34,900

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


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

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


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

2010-2011 Ford Escape LTD AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

From $24,999


Leather, sunroof

2011 Ford Flex SEL & Ltd Leather, sunroof, C5198

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

2011 Mazda 2

From $26,999

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

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 2.4L

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

From $12,999

Sunroof, mags

From $23,999

From $12,999

2010-2011 Jeep Wrangler From $23,998

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles

1730 Burrard Street, Vancouver | 604-733-1820 We also have an extensive stock of new Range Rover Sport & Evoque models.

2009 Hyundai Accent

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

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

2011 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS

2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S


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

2011 Ranger Rover Supercharged Only 5,888kms, Fiji white, vision assist pkg $99,995


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2007 Jeep Compass

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

From $19,999

Ask us for details Offer may change without notice.



2010 Infiniti G37X “All Wheel Drive”

Leather, sunroof, fully equipped


CRV, Accord & Civic Qualify

2007 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD

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

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

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

2010 Ford Fusion SEL AWD & Sport AWD

Rates From As Low As



2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited

From $10,499

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

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

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

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

1997 Chevy 4x4 1500. 4.3liter vortec v6, sound system, tinted windows.$2400. 604-807-4203

2012 Fiat 500 Sport

2011 Dodge Charger SXT

2011 NISSAN Pathfinder SV 4wd 7Pass/ Loaded/ Mags...$28,888 #3776 1-888-812-2511 2011 NISSAN Xterra 4wd (Auto, V6, Loaded, Mags, 10 Xterra to clear)...$25,995 #3895 1-888-812-2511

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2010 JEEP Commander 4wd 7 Passenger/ Loaded/ Mags...$22,995 #3631 1-888-812-2511 2010 NISSAN Rogue AWD Auto/ Loaded/ cd...$19,995 #3650 1-888-812-2511

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912

2009 INFINITI G37 Luxury/ leather/ loaded/ mags...$25,995 #3135 1-888-812-2511

From $30,999

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

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

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

Sports & Imports


Call KoolAir King


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! $86,980. 604-781-7614.

Sports & Imports


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

1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574


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


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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

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! $49,900. Call 604-889-2525

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

9130 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 MERCEDES E320 Cabriolet Exc cond; local, 109K, NO accid. $14,900 Rare 778-773-1398

Luxury Cars

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

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $9,750 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516


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Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

Central Auto North Shores Best

2007 MERCEDES BENZ ML350 only 30,000kms, navigation, rear camera, premium pkg, MB serviced, local, one owner, silver/charcoal, $33,850 immaculate. 2006 Lexus RX330 41,000kms, ultra premium pkg, nav/DVD/rear camera, Lexus serviced, bamboo pearl/beige leather, immaculate. $28,850 2004 Mercedes Benz SLK320 Roadster only 42,000kms, 3.2L, 6 cyl, auto, pwr seats, MB serviced, $21,850 black/black. 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 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714 or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS. COM 2004 Mercedes Benz CLK320 Coupe only 108,000kms,$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 2001 BMW X5 3.0 only 147,000k $12,850 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 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 $16,850 5spd only 43,300k

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $11,500. 604 518-3166 2011 HYUNDAI ACCENT GL 4 dr, loaded. 25,500 km. $11,600. Exc cond. 1-604-793-5520 (5961) 2011 HYUNDAI Sonata Loaded/ Mags/ Alloys...$17,988 #3491 1-888-812-2511 2003 MERCEDES CLK 320, 105k, 2nd owner, no acc. mint, local, $14,250. 604-626-8009




1986 RENNELL, 6 cycle mercury, 9.94 cycle Yamaha, after 1 yr not used, not perfect, $1400 obo, 604-462-1540

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

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


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



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




Call Merry Maids.

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

2002 BMW 325xi Wagon 153,000km, silver, new tires, excellent shape. $10,900 o.b.o. Adrian 604- 562- 6943

1993 Toyota Camry 4 dr. auto 174 km, 4 cyl. service records $2,995. (604) 602-9066.

2006 Honda Civic EX Manual 53,000 kms 5-spd, p/w sunroof $12,000 Call: (604) 980-4947 email:



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

1997 PJ Construction/car hauler trailer, 20 ft, 16 ft deck, 83 in wide deck, GVWR 7000#, New 225-75- R 15 trailer tires, 2500 # / tire, 4 wheel electric brakes (breakaway switch) 7 pin connector, deep cycle battery, ball winch mount, stake pockets/ tiedown brackets, spare tire, ramps, 2 5/6 ball hitch $2500. Call 604-817-4724 1997 WILDERNESS 22ft, good cond, sleeps 5, fridge/freezer. $5,500 obo. Tony 604-464-1072

1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $2750 obo 604-986-2430 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

1991 MAZDA MPV, runs good, new timing belt & radiator, $1800 obo. 778-288-9784


$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

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

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

2010 CHEVROLET Express 2500 Cargo (Auto, air, 15 Cargo Vans to Clear)...$19,995 #3330 1-888-812-2511 2010 CHRYSLER Town & Country Ultimate Luxury Vans with Power Sliders...$18,888 #4215 1-888-812-2511

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

2010 DODGE Grand Caravan (Fully Loaded, Media Centre with Stow’n Go, 40 Grand caravans to Clear)...$15,995 #3530 1-888-812-2511

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

CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570



one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.






Maintenance & Repairs. ★ Fast Reliable Service ★ Reasonable Rates ★ Experienced

Call Michael – 604 619-1126


- Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

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

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos



CONCRETE FORMING, concrete work & framing. 20 yrs exp. Call John 604-562-1122 EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime KT CONCRETE WORKS For all your concrete needs! For free estimate 604-307-0835



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

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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

Hardwood Floor Refinishing Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344

8125 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



Ebony Electric #1 Electrical on the North Shore!



NO HST! til MAY 31

(max. $400)

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Small or Big Jobs, We Do it All!


Best rates, local, Reliable, 24-7 free est. All job sizes 100% satisfaction. Adam 604-765-8439 A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 Renos & Repairs. References. 25 years exp. 604-988-4809



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



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

* Prices Based on 2000 sq.ft. + HST

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



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

Call Sukh:

Al Isaac (former owner of West Van Shell) & son Colin • Cut & Edge • Aeration Packages • Yard Clean Ups • Garden Services SIGN UP TODAY FOR Spring Services & Receive 10% OFF FREE QUOTES

604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al


“The Grass is Greener”

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

Nick 929-7732

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


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Garden Services

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


Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

Fully Insured/WCB

A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-Up

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

Allwest Garden Service

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

604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988


Performance Garden Service

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

Lawn Cutting $2300*

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

GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296)

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations

Seymour Lawn Maintenance

604-726-9152 604-984-1988



Lawn & Garden


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



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HANDYMAN - Multi Services. North Shore Co. Services avail eves & weekends 778-231-0970

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