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Victim claims she received threats Brent Richter

A single mother and her kids have been left homeless after a North Vancouver house fire that police are calling suspicious. Clarissa Antone was away camping with her daughters and grandchildren when the fire broke out in her home at the corner of Hunter Street and Chief Jimmy Harry Drive, near the Mount Seymour Parkway exit on Hwy 1 Thursday evening. Three family members who were at home at the time escaped, but two had to be treated at Lions Gate Hospital for smoke inhalation. The house was completely destroyed. “I am doing a little bit better than yesterday,” Antone said Friday. “I’ve lost everything (but) my family is safe. . . . My brother made it out just in time. As soon as he got out, the top floor collapsed,” said Antone. There is no obvious cause of the fire, but on Friday the North Vancouver RCMP NEWS photo Kevin Hill announced they were treating the blaze as suspicious. They NORTH Vancouver District firefighter Ryan Svendsen douses hotspots in the debris left after a fire on Chief jimmy Harry Drive Thursday have not said why. Antone said evening. The blaze, which police suspect may have been arson, left a single mother and her children homeless. she also suspects arson. “We have suspicions somebody caught it on fire,” she said. “He had sent me a text message saying he was going to destroy my house, so we believe it’s him, and now it’s under investigation.” Among the many things lost in the blaze was a petition calling for the Squamish Nation chief and council to resign amid rising Brent Richter Fierro told the victim, who cannot be named under a courtpolitical tensions with some other members of of the Nation. ordered publication ban, that he was simply providing treatment “I’m the one who had all the originals, and they’re burnt for an anterior deviated coccyx (tailbone), which the victim A North Vancouver registered massage therapist has consented to. now,” she said. Luckily, a copy of the petition had already been filed with been found guilty of sexually assaulting one of his A massage therapist expert testified at the trial no accepted Indian and Northern Affairs Canada, Antone added. massage procedure today requires a therapist to take the actions patients a number of times during treatments. Antone said there is some chance she was targeted because of he did. her activism. “I am satisfied this was known to the accused,” Moss said, David Fierro, who practised at Steve Nash Fitness World, was “I’m wondering. I don’t know. It could be,” she said. found guilty in North Vancouver Provincial Court Thursday noting that Fierro was highly regarded within the profession. In the meantime, Antone’s cousin, Chemkwat Paul-Lewis is morning. The court heard that Fierro also had inappropriate sexual helping the family start over by taking donations at her home at On three occasions starting in 2009, Fierro sexually assaulted conversations during the victim’s treatment sessions and only a patient while treating her touching her inappropriately, Judge See RCMP page 5 Doug Moss concluded in his decision. See College page 5

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NEWS photo Kevin Hill

MIKE Mitchell (above), general manager of The Beach House Restaurant & Lounge, thinks new legislation allowing customers to bring their own bottle to dinner is long overdue. The restaurant charges $30 corkage. At Vera’s Burger Shack on Lonsdale, Steve McKee (at right) will take a toonie to open your wine.


Deana Lancaster

Put a cork in it

IF King Minos of Crete truly wanted to keep the Minotaur trapped forever, he should have ensnared it in B.C.’s labyrinthian liquor laws. To be fair, there was no single fiendish architect who designed the tangle of regulations that must be negotiated before we can have a glass of wine or a cocktail in this province. Rather, the rules emerged in fits and starts as a system of government control over liquor in the wake of a brief and unpopular run at prohibition early in the 20th century. Those rules were meant to appease the temperance movement, which held that liquor was sinful, dangerous and counter-productive to the orderly functioning of society. The current version of the legislation retains some of that outdated logic while seeking to balance the thirst of the drinking public with the interests of public and private liquor stores, a powerful union and the almost $1 billion the provincial government makes off our drinking habits. “A lot of it is just because of the way the system was developed,” explains Mark Hicken, a Vancouver lawyer who specializes in wine law through his practice, Vintage Law. On his website,, Hicken outlines the history of B.C. liquor legislation, and the way it works (and doesn’t work) today. The laws that replaced prohibition in 1921 saw the creation of government liquor stores where the product was tucked behind the counter and customers went through multiple steps before being given their purchase. As the system expanded to allow public drinking establishments, legislation grew with it to ensure that the fun didn’t get out of hand. No form of entertainment or music was allowed. Customers had to remain seated and had to be served by male waiters. At first, only men were served, but eventually women could drink . . . in a separate room. As opportunities for public alcohol consumption increased, so did the revenue collected by the province — and the number and complexity of the rules governing it. Last year, MLA Rich Coleman told the Georgia Strait that when he previously oversaw the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch as Minister of Public Safety and Solicitor General he laughed at some of the legislation. There were rules about the size of televisions in pubs and the colour of carpets;

rules that said ski hills could have 10 seats at their pubs for the first 200 feet of their lifts and one seat more for each additional 100 feet of lift; rules that said you couldn’t have a liquor licence at a golf course unless you had at least three PGA-approved par-four holes. Coleman worked to ditch some of the more ridiculous restrictions, and now that the portfolio — which includes both the Liquor Distribution Branch (which comprises BC Liquor Stores and its wholesale business) as well as the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch — is back under his list of responsibilities as the Minister of Energy and Mines, he’s responding to public pressure to modernize it even more. According to Hicken, it’s overdue. B.C.’s liquor laws are some of the most stringent, nonsensical and outdated in the world. “It’s been the way that it has for so long, we’re so used to this weird system, that people aren’t pushing too hard. That’s too bad,” he says. Any modernization faces the challenge of balancing government rules and revenue with the goals of a vibrant hospitality sector and British Columbians’ growing interest in wine and cocktail culture. For consumers, 2012 has seen noticeable changes to the rules about what, where and how we can imbibe. But those changes beg yet more questions about our liquor system. Here’s a round-up of the top five liquor law peeves, and what is, or isn’t changing about them. 1. What’s with the rip-off in B.C.? You hear it from visiting friends and relatives. They can buy that California Cabernet in the supermarket in Bellingham for $9. “Why is it 25 bucks here?!” Or how come the French Vin de Pays (table wine) which is just a few Euros across the pond is $60 on our restaurant wine lists? The sticker shock comes courtesy of the 123 per cent markup on wine (and 170 per cent on spirits) added by the LDB, plus fees, taxes, and then HST on the total. The markup adds $906 million in net revenue to the 2012/13 provincial budget. Since private liquor stores buy all of their product from the LDB (at a small discount), and restaurants buy all of their product from the LDB (at no discount), those markups run across the board. “The government is not going to give up that revenue,” says Hicken, “but there are more fair and sensible ways to generate the same amount of money.” In Alberta, the government replaced the complicated formulas by calculating the total amount of money it needed to collect from the industry, then divided it by the amount

of product sold in the province every year. It applies that amount as a flat tax to every bottle of wine, beer and spirits sold. On wine, it equals $2.59 per 750 mL bottle. B.C. restaurants are at the worst disadvantage, he adds. “Unlike everywhere else in the world, restaurants here get no wholesale discount. They pay the same retail price that we do at the liquor store.” When they add their own markup to the retail price, it feels like highway robbery to diners. Verdict: Not changing anytime soon. 2. A bottle of wine with my baguette and brie, please. Do you remember the first time you noticed alcohol in a U.S. grocery store? When you rounded the corner to discover the stacked boxes, the elegant arrangements, the rows upon rows of wine (wine!) located between the dairy cases and the cracker aisle, and beer (beer!) in the cooler. Although you likely came home and told friends and family about the remarkable sight as if you’d seen the Ogopogo on vacation, it actually makes sense to pick up your wine with your French bread and cheese. Whoa . . . not so fast, you hooligans. Those post-prohibition laws about where we can get alcohol have shifted — slightly — but we’re a long way from buying it in grocery stores. At present, you can buy bottled alcohol from BC Liquor Stores, where the booze is no longer hidden behind the counter; private wine stores; and manufacturer on-site retail stores — wineries, breweries or distilleries — which can sell direct from the winery at an on-site store or by shipping it. “The system grew into a semi-privatized one; 60 per cent of alcohol in B.C. is sold by private outlets,” says Hicken. He adds that the province’s 700 licensee retail stores have “an uneasy alliance” with the LDB. None of the operators would like to see wine and beer offered in grocery stores. “They spent a lot of money developing those stores and building those businesses.” Can’t they just add cheese and milk to their inventory? Nope. According to the Liquor Control and Licensing Branch website, other than the booze, they can only sell “packaged snacks, non-alcoholic beverages, B.C. Lottery products, and liquor-related items, such as glasses, bottle openers and corkscrews.” Verdict: Not changing any time soon. See Take page 5

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College issues partial suspension From page 1 left her partially covered by a sheet. “In my view, he abused the position of trust he was in with (the victim),” Moss said. Fierro denied the allegations and any unprofessional conduct, claiming the victim fabricated the story, but Moss ruled the victim had more logical, consistent and credible testimony. “I do not accept his simple denial that he was always careful and professional,” Moss said. Fierro’s wife testified in her husband’s defence, arguing that the victim made the story up out of jealousy, but offered no evidence other than “women’s intuition.” The College of Massage Therapists of B.C. partially suspended Fierro’s licence after the victim first issued

her complaint. “On January 16, 2011, the inquiry committee of the College of Massage Therapists of B.C. placed a practice restriction on Mr. Fierro, prohibiting him from providing massage therapy services to female patients, children or vulnerable adults, pending an investigation of a complaint made to the college by a former patient,” said Joelle Berry, director of compliance for the college. “The inquiry committee is in the process of considering this matter, including Mr. Fierro’s recent conviction for sexual assault. The college will publish updates, pursuant to the Health Professions Act on their website.” Fierro showed no reaction as Moss read his decision. Fierro is due back in court for sentencing Sept. 19.

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FIREFIGHTERS arrive on the scene of a house fire on Squamish Nation territory Thursday evening. Police are now investigating the fire as suspicious.

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she said. Firefighters were called to the home around 8:30 p.m. Thursday when several 9-1-1 calls came in reporting a house fire. “Our first crews arrived there, and they found heavy flame and smoke on both floors,” said District of North Vancouver assistant chief Mike Cairns. “The house is a total loss. Our fire attack was just from the outside and we concentrated on protecting the houses beside as well.” It took four hours to put down the blaze. Nearby homes had to be evacuated and the neighbourhood was blanketed in smoke during the fire. All residents were allowed to return shortly after.

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VIEWPOINT Published by North Shore News a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, 100-126 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P9. Doug Foot, publisher. Canadian publications mail sales product agreement No. 40010186.

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HERE is a much bigger issue that needs to be addressed at ICBC than bonuses and executive expense accounts: its surplus. The provincial government’s review of ICBC’s bloated management operations released last week has garnered the predictable outrage from the public and has cost CEO Jon Schubert his job. The B.C. Liberals doubtless chose the dog days of summer for the announcement to minimize political backlash from the sorry story, but it is one that should not be forgotten by voters. Let’s hope questions continue to be asked of the Liberals about the government’s intentions for its pet corporation. ICBC was created as a non-profit entity with government setting the corporation’s rate structure and premiums, but in 2003, the Liberals passed

you said it “He basically said, ‘No I’m OK,’ and he got on the bus and went home.” North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong recounts the low-key reaction of a 24-year-old hiker who was basically unhurt after plunging 45 metres in Capilano canyon (from an Aug. 22 news story). ••• “I just saw rage in his eyes. He just came out and next thing I know, I’m being kicked and punched.” Ryan McCaffery tells the provincial court his version of a road rage incident on the side of Hwy. 1 that left the 30-year-old father with permanent injuries (from an Aug. 24 news story). ••• “The North Shore News fire (in 2005) was on the first day I was appointed to the new job. I remember standing on Lonsdale thinking, ‘Here we go.’ That will always be memorable.” City of North Vancouver Fire Chief Barrie Penman recalls the trials and triumphs of 31 years with the fire department as he prepares to retire (from an Aug. 19 news story).

that responsibility to the B.C. Utilities Commission, claiming the government would no longer play politics with insurance rates. The politics were never taken out of the equation, however. What followed is still not widely understood by the public, but essentially, a series of cabinet orders painted the ostensibly arms-length utilities commission into a box by setting profit targets for the company. In 2006, ICBC’s reserves were $1.5 billion; by 2009, they were $3.6 billion, but rather than allowing rates to come down, the government increased its profit targets. The following year, the province grabbed a three-year, $778million “dividend.” If ICBC is to be a profit centre and provincial tax collector, shouldn’t that change in mandate be the subject of its own government report?


In canyon, joy can turn quickly to grief Dear Editor: I am writing in response to your Aug. 19 story Into the Deep. I am a long-time resident of Lynn Valley and have enjoyed the majestic beauty of Lynn Headwaters, Lynn Canyon and Lynn Creek. I appreciate the efforts by the District of North Vancouver parks staff in maintaining the park as a natural wilderness area for locals and visitors to enjoy. Unfortunately, some people are blinded by nature’s beauty and are unable to realize the peril they may be putting themselves in, which can be attested to by the several dozen souls who have either drowned or have died hiking in recent years, unprepared for the hazards of the immense wilderness area this park offers. Our son Andrew, at age 26, drowned at Lynn Headwaters in late June 2008. It was the first hot

summer weekend of that year, and the creek was swollen with runoff. Andrew was crossing the river with friends, when he slipped, hitting his head on a rock. He was pulled down the river by the strong current and ended up in a stopper hole a short distance away from where he fell. Four days later, he was found under a 12foot deep boulder, and his body was yanked out with grappling hooks. In his last moment of joy, he never dreamt that his life would come to an end in this way. Unless you are a parent or sibling of a child who died, you can hardly imagine the overwhelming grief that persists, day after day. On the same day your Sunday Focus featured young parkgoers jumping into the waters of Lynn Canyon, two cliff jumpers died, one near Tofino the other near Whistler, leaving their families to cope with their loss.

Sadly, your story did very little to warn of the dangers of cliff jumping in the canyon, but rather glorified the heroic “daredevils” for their guts and brawn. Your article does not mention the steel fence put in place to discourage cliff jumping, nor does it allude to the number of cliff jumpers who have died senselessly in the canyon. The dangers your article falsely implies — “stub their toes on rocks or get slapped in the face by cedar branches” — are a gross understatement of the real perils these young risk-takers face when diving off cliffs. Everyone visiting wilderness areas should exercise caution. In spite of nature’s beauty and the euphoria experienced, nature is unforgiving. George Koch North Vancouver

Dear Editor: Some constituents are experiencing confusion about how to respond to the recent earthquakes in Iran in light of the current sanctions imposed by the Canadian government (Iran Quake Highlights Aid Confusion, Aug. 15, North Shore News). In collaboration with the office of Foreign Affairs Minister John Baird, I have been working to clarify the facts about Canada’s sanctions against the Iranian regime and how they impact efforts to provide aid. As the government liaison for the Iranian and

Persian community in Canada, I feel a close connection to the people of Iran and to all that affects them. The devastation of the Aug. 11 earthquakes has only exacerbated an already tough economic situation domestically. However, our government is clear that tough sanctions will not stand in the way of helping those who need it most. The Department of Foreign Affairs has recently posted crystal-clear language clarifying what is and is not restricted under sanctions. Regulations can be viewed under the Natural Disasters tab in the foreign

policy section of the department’s website: www. Even with sanctions in place, our government has an exemption policy allowing funds to be sent for any “activity that has as its purpose the safeguarding of human life, disaster relief, or the providing of medicine or medical supplies.” Anyone looking for more information can contact DFAIT directly or visit my site: I hope this is helpful. John Weston, MP West Vancouver

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THE cabbie-traveller relationship is both unique and potentially fraught.

The smart driver reveals just enough personality to be ingratiating, but steers clear of sharing his deepest convictions lest he offend his customer. On vacation in the U.S. years ago, Stanley and I had a taxi driver from Russia who drove us through a rough neighbourhood. Apropos of nothing, he said that if he were in charge, all homeless people would be lined up and shot. “Huh. Any recommendations for a place to get good borscht?” one of us replied. There was no need to start World War III, especially with this guy potentially in charge of prisoners. If you’re a family that uses local cabs regularly, the thing to do is to forge a bond with a tactful driver whom you like and use his services often. This works well for everyone concerned. Our favourite drivers have brought us gasoline when we ran out on the highway,

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Kate Zimmerman given our teens rides on short-term credit, politely ignored our inebriated blathering, sat in their cars with us chatting in the wee, small hours, and even regaled us with Pakistani songs about Lynn Valley. Most cabbies put us to shame in terms of their level of industry. We met one who was working three jobs and exercising daily; it was embarrassing to be driven around by such an enterprising character. The only explanation I could muster for the difference between us was that because he’s a Sikh, he wastes no time drinking. One day this fellow will

either be our boss or the Prime Minister of Canada. We’ll be left in his dust, blearily clinking glasses and calling another taxi. The wonderful world of cabbies was on full display on my family’s recent trip to Chicago. We’d decided not to rent a car. Our drivers were almost all friendly and helpful and they greatly heightened our experience of the city. I had my doubts, though, about the fellow singing the praises of former hometown boy Hugh Hefner, the founder of Playboy magazine. “What’s so great about him?” I asked skeptically. “He’s done a lot for women,” the cabbie replied. “How so?” I asked. God forbid that either of my children sees Hugh Hefner as a role model. I’m already on the warpath against debauched rocker Tommy Lee. “Hefner helped women get the vote — and birth control,” said his biggest fan. “I doubt that, but he’s certainly benefited from birth control,” I conceded. “What does that building remind you of?” the driver then asked our 17-year-

old son, Bart, indicating a skyscraper with a curvy silhouette. “A woman’s figure?” Bart replied. “See, a 10-year-old boy will say a Coke bottle,” said the cabbie. “So you must be in the adult category.” Thanks, Hugh II. Another driver took us to pick up our sodden children from the temporarily rained-out rock festival Lollapalooza and revealed his work strategy for such events. He’d ferry fans to the concert, but when it came time for pick-ups, he’d be MIA at the opposite end of town. Otherwise, he confided, he’d be carting around hordes of drunken partiers coated in mud and would have to scour the filthy seats of his car afterward. Another driver informed us that he’d once had his face pawed by a young woman who’d climbed into his cab after Lollapalooza. “Let me guess, Ecstasy?” he’d asked drily. “How’d you know?” she’d responded with a blank stare. The Chicago cabbie I remember best was from Jamaica. He’d been watching

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the televised Olympics in London and, the day I hailed him, was over the moon that the top sprinters in the world, men and women, were all from his cash-starved island. He’d watched the sprint events with equally stoked Jamaican friends. Although he was happy to be living in the United States and pleased it had done well generally at the Games, he was delighted that Jamaica had trounced his chosen country in this category. The exhilaration he and his friends experienced sounded much the same as Canadians’ when we won hockey gold against the U.S. at Vancouver’s 2010 Winter Games, but with the bonus of knowing firsthand the countless disadvantages that the Jamaican athletes had overcome before defeating their adversaries in London. This man’s joy was

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Take your own wine to dinner – for a fee From page 3 3. How much to take the cork out of my wine? On Thursday night, Mike Mitchell, manager at the Beach House Restaurant & Lounge at Dundarave Pier, opened a bottle of ’92 Beringer that a guest brought from their cellar at home. “Twenty years . . . I wasn’t sure there would be any life left in it, but there was. That was a phenomenal year,” says Mitchell. He welcomes the new rules introduced on July 19 that allow customers to bring a bottle from home; it’s something that other countries and provinces have done for years, if not always. “In West Vancouver, people have great wine cellars,” he says. “When you save a bottle of wine you’re saving it for a special occasion. When you come to a restaurant for dinner, it’s a special occasion. It makes so much sense to me that you should be allowed to put those together.” The reaction from the public? Confusion, mostly. It was as if, after years of buckling us into adult-sized booster seats, mom and dad suddenly gave us the keys to the car and said “go for it.” Here’s the thing: BYO is not an invitation to pull cheap plonk from your wine rack to try and reduce the total on that highbuck restaurant bill. Rather, it gives you the opportunity to enjoy a special bottle that you’ve

been saving with exceptional food. There are guidelines. The wine should be one that’s not on the list; bring one 750 mL bottle of it, not several, and not a magnum; call the restaurant ahead of time and let them know you’re bringing it. It’s a nice courtesy to offer a taste to the sommelier. Finally, don’t argue with the fee — upscale restaurants lose their markup when you bring your own wine. It’s their choice to allow BYO, and the rate is at their discretion. The Beach House charges $30 corkage. It’s also useful if you’re patronizing a restaurant with a small wine list, or in the case of Vera’s Burger Shack, no wine list at all. “We sell beer,” says coowner Gerald Tritt. “But if we have customers that like wine and know wine, and they’re going to enjoy bringing wine to have with their burger, this gives them more flexibility.” The burger chain charges $2 corkage. Find a list of corkage fees at Verdict: it’s changed. 4. Red or white with your film? At Andrew’s Pizza and Skylight Theatre in Hood River, Oregon, patrons order wine with their pizza, and snack and sip while they take in the show. The sky does not fall. Patrons are not regularly observed engaging in raucous or illegal

behaviour as they leave the theatre. In Vancouver, the Rio Theatre made headlines earlier this year when it obtained a liquor licence to sell alcohol at live events, only to find if it obtained a “liquor primary” licence, it could no longer show films except for special occasions. The subsequent controversy led to new rules. Multiplex theatres are now allowed to apply for a licence to serve alcohol in “adult-only auditoriums and

adjacent lobbies.” Single-screen and live theatres are now allowed to apply for a licence to serve alcohol in lobbies if minors are present, and in auditoriums if it’s an adult-only event. There’s still no sign of a Skylight Theatre on the horizon though. Verdict: it’s changing. 5. On second thought, don’t send that bottle to your aunt in Orillia . . . . The Intoxicating Liquor Act was a federal law dating back to

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Daily deal woes prompt warning from BBB West Vancouver business draws 45 complaints

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THE Better Business Bureau is warning consumers to be wary of daily deals websites after a West Vancouver company reportedly failed to respond to 45 complaints lodged against it through the

agency in the space of a year.

Cooldroids, which sells electronic components, has been promoting its products online through daily deal sites and Dealfind. com. Customers who tried to buy merchandise from the company by taking advantage of the promised discounts have complained to the BBB that they had not received the items they bought, that parts of their purchases were missing and that when they tried to contact Cooldroids they got no response, according to

Mark Fernandes, spokesman for the bureau. “These people paid money, (and) in a lot of cases did not get any products, had an issue with their product, or couldn’t do refunds,” he said. IngridReston,aCooldroids customer, told the BBB she spent a month waiting for the android tablet she had bought on, intending to give it to her son for Christmas. When it finally arrived, her son discovered the tablet had been shipped without a power cable, she said. After repeatedly trying to contact the company, Reston lodged a complaint with

the BBB. A month later, the power cord was delivered. “It was very frustrating,” said Reston. Teambuy apologized for the problem, but the experience has made Reston more cautious about buying from a daily deal sites, she said. “I probably would really look twice if I saw the name of a company (to determine) whether it would be legitimate or not,” she said. Fernandes said most of the companies selling their products through a daily deal website are legitimate, but they don’t always have enough

stock to handle the demand and are sometimes unable to adequately communicate with their customers. Andrew Hutchings, cofounder of Teambuy, said their experience with Cooldroids has changed the way they screen potential vendors and provide quality assurances. Now vendors are asked to provide their stock, and a cap will be put in place to prevent the site from accepting orders once the stock is sold out. The BBB recently reported a spike in complaints similar to the ones it received about Cooldroids. In a release earlier this month, the bureau cited the Cosique Beauty Company

as a business that also appears to have had difficulty fulfilling orders after selling its products on websites such as Teambuy and Dealfind. The organization has several suggestions for online shoppers who are looking to make purchases through daily deals sites: Prospective shoppers should check out the company they are buying from, read the fine print associated with the purchase, verify the daily deal website’s refund policy and pay with a credit card. Credit cards offer a chargeback option in the event goods have not been delivered within a specific period of time.

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THE RCMP are recommending charges against three teens after they allegedly broke into several cars in Deep Cove and stole items from yards in the early hours of Friday morning. After hearing suspicious sounds in the carport beside his house, a Deep Cove resident looked out his window and reportedly saw people breaking into his van. He called the North Vancouver RCMP, who later found the suspects walking on Strathaven Drive. Police recovered stolen credit cards, ID and a cell phone, all of which have since been returned to their owners. They are still looking for the owners of a mountain bike, digital camera and two electronic GPS units. Investigators believe the trio had stolen from other vehicles and yards before targeting the van. “It seems they were on a bit of a crime spree, all within the Deep Cove area,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the detachment. Police have recommended charges of possession of stolen property and theft against a 15-year-old girl and boy and a 19-yearold man.

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Hikers plucked from cliff ledge


TWO hikers had to be airlifted out of Lynn Headwaters Regional Park Thursday after spending the night trapped on a rocky cliff ledge.


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The couple, both in their 20s, were headed for the Mt. Burwell, just west of Seymour Lake Wednesday afternoon, when the woman dropped her pack, and it rolled down the steep rock face near the Needles mountain peaks. The pair retrieved the pack by rappelling down to a cliff ledge but found themselves stuck and without the right equipment to continue rappelling down to the base, according to Tim Jones, North Shore Rescue team leader. Losing light, the climbers hunkered down for the night, planning to reassess their situation in the morning. That

proved to be a smart move, said Jones. “They made the right decision,” he said. “They did not have enough rope to rappel, and they did not have the right equipment, and I don’t think they were at a skill level where they felt comfortable going any farther. They were stuck.” The man and woman called for help and texted their approximate location to searchers. North Shore Rescue volunteers flew to the spot by helicopter and quickly spotted them. NSR used 45-metre ropes to longline rescuers in, harness the stranded hikers and fly them, one by one, back to the rescue staging area. Dropping the backpack may have been a blessing in disguise, said Jones. Had they continued into the northern part of the Needles, they would have lost cell coverage and been much harder to find. “There’s a silver lining in all of this,” he said. “Maybe it stopped further

misadventure.” The couple left a detailed itinerary with loved ones before their hike, though it likely wouldn’t have been until Saturday that rescuers would have learned the couple were missing, said Jones. “It would have required anywhere from 20 to 40 members . . . probably going a full day into darkness,” he said. The incident follows a busy summer for North Shore Rescue. On July 7 and 8, the volunteers responded to two calls of lost hikers on Grouse Mountain’s BCMC trail and were called in to help a stranded woman near Black Mountain. The following Sunday, they responded to two separate incidents in the snowfields between Unnecessary Mountain and the Lions, and during the week of Aug. 9, rescuers walked three distraught tourists from New York out of Hanes Valley and were about to launch another search for two lost Vancouver men when the pair walked out of the bush on their own.




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IT may still be several weeks before investigators know the identity of the body found last weekend in North Vancouver’s Lower Capilano neighbourhood, according to police. The remains, discovered Aug. 20 just west of Capilano Road, were autopsied Wednesday, but police still haven’t turned up a name and have not determined how the victim died, said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “We are utilizing all forensic investigative techniques to determine identity,” he said. De Jong could not say whether the victim was a man or a woman. Police came across the body at about 5:45 p.m. after a neighbour reported a foul smell. Investigators found the decomposing remains in a wooded space off a gravel foot path that links Curling Road with Belle Isle Place. Because of the way the body had been concealed, police are treating the death as suspicious. The RCMP’s Integrated Homicide Investigation Team is now in charge of the case. “Once identity is made, if it’s a missing person we can go back possibly to when they were reported,” said De Jong.

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Practise year-round abdominal conditioning focused on your core DURING the dog days of summer, the rush to cram in a few more outdoor activities often takes precedence over structured fitness routines. Many indulge in this reprieve, reaping the benefits of healthy bodies cultivated throughout winter and spring. One risk of this enticing exercise downtime, however, is that core and back muscles quickly become deconditioned, greatly increasing the potential for minor back injuries. These injuries can happen in the wake of gallant attempts to move a canoe without assistance or lift a beverage cooler that is a little too full of ice. To best avoid these injuries, practise consistent, year-round abdominal conditioning focused on maintaining whole-core strength, including the hard to reach lower core. In case it’s too late for preventative measures, here are some exercises to help

soothe an irritated back. First, determine whether your back pain is lessened when you sit down or when you stand and walk. If sitting feels best, you will most likely benefit from extension exercises. To perform a back extension, begin by lying face down with your hands at your side. Next, slowly raise your shoulders while contracting your lower back muscles. Hold the position for one second before lowering the shoulders and relaxing the back, keeping your neck straight and lower body relaxed. If standing relieves your pain, then flexion exercises might be more helpful. One effective flexion exercise is the pelvic tilt. To start, lie flat on your back with bent knees and both feet flat on the ground. Next, contract your lower abdominal muscles to gently tilt your upper pelvis toward the floor. Hold for five seconds, maintaining contact between the ground and your lower back. It is also effective to roll a small towel and place it

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between your lower back and the floor while you perform this exercise. This helps to maintain neutral spine posture. For a more precise measurement of this exercise you can use a core training device called the

Abdometer, which uses an adjustable air pouch and a digital monitoring system to maintain the natural curvature of the lower spine during abdominal exercises. For best results with each exercise listed, perform three sets of 15 repetitions each day. Addressing more serious back injuries may require consultation with a physician who may recommend a rehabilitation program with a trained fitness professional. Enjoy your summers everyone, and remember to always think twice and lift once! Shaun Karp is a certified personal trainer. For further information call his office at 604-420-7800 or visit his website

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VILLAGE at Park Royal Whole Foods Market staff members Jess Gostling (left), Justin Malialis and Grant Daisley jockey for position as they prepare to participate in the upcoming month-long World Cerebral Palsy Challenge. together, despite the geographical distance between them. “I’ve participated in a number of CP fundraisers over the years but what I liked about this one was that it was different. . . .,” says Judy, who has cerebral palsy. “The main thing I liked about it was that it wasn’t a one-day event, it’s a whole month.” Judy also likes its focus on living a healthier, more active life. “They’re getting people to be active,” she says. “I want to try

and at least walk a half an hour a day anyway. For health reasons, it’s a good thing to do. I thought, great, a whole month to do this, gets you doing a nice habit and so you get to continue to practise it.” Whole Foods Market at the Village at Park Royal has also decided to put together some teams, pitting different departments See Teams page 17

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From page 16 against one another in a friendly competition to see which is more active as a whole. Grant Daisley, the West Vancouver grocer’s marketing and community relations lead, said the event seemed like a perfect fit for them and were happy to get involved. “For us, just being in the community and working with our community and supporting our community and our neighbours is just an important part of everything we do,” he says. To encourage fundraising, the association is offering incentive prizes, including tickets to Vancouver Canadians and B.C. Lions games to teams that raise the most. The World Cerebral Palsy Challenge runs from Sept. 4, which is World Cerebral Palsy Day, to Oct. 2. Registration is open until Aug. 30 at a cost of $25 per adult and $10 per child. For more information or to register, visit www. For more information on the Cerebral Palsy Association of British Columbia, visit www.

From page 14 til Aug. 26 at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Bring a yoga mat. Drop-in fee: $10. Info: 604925-7290. Foundations of Hatha Yoga for Adults: Free, outdoor yoga classes at Norgate elementary school through August. Tuesday evenings, 5:30-6:45 p.m., Thursday mornings 6:30-7:30 a.m. Info: Rochelle, Yoga by the Beach: Mixed levels of hatha yoga instruction will take place Tuesdays, Wednesdays and Thursdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. until Aug. 30 at John Lawson Park, West Vancouver. Classes are weather permitting. Bring a yoga mat or beach towel. Fee: $10. Info: or 604-929-9642. Engage Your Brain, Enrich Your Life: Learn brain exercises for improvements in brain health functions Wednesday, Aug. 29, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-9876959, ext. 232 or NEWS photo Kevin Hill

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types of arthritis and how the diseases are diagnosed and treated Thursday, Sept. 6, 6:30-8:30 p.m. in the gym at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Also learn about the programs and services offered by The Arthritis Society, Lions Gate Hospital Arthritis Clinic and OASIS (Osteoarthritis Service Integration System). Free. Registration: 604-7145550 or email SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH Aboriginal Support: A variety of programs are offered for families and individuals at the So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre, 422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-7826. Aikido: MartialartsclassesareheldTuesday to Friday, 7-8 a.m. and Monday-Thursday, 6-7 p.m. for beginners; Monday-Thursday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Taijutsu classes; Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for weapons classes at 121 East First St., North Vancouver. Unlimited free beginner classes are being offered to any adult that can provide confirmation that they are unemployed. Info: 604-983-8730 or nsaikido@ or Arthritis Support/Motivational Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Learn tips and tricks for living well with arthritis. New members welcome. Info: Paulette at 604-983-3429 or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Insurance is a worthy option

Money Matters Mike Grenby

ARE you paying too much for insurance? Do you have the proper amount and type of coverage? Life insurance is normally used to replace needed income in case the incomeearner dies. The amount can change as this need changes. Having separate life insurance on your mortgage (not always the best option) or coverage at work could reduce the private policy amount you need. Depending on the type of policy, you might be able to lower the premium cost if you remain healthy and requalify medically. That could save you hundreds, even thousands of dollars over the years. By all means look online for quotes, but for larger policies, and business and tax planning information, deal with a knowledgeable agent more interested in your wellbeing than her or his commission, somebody who can help you choose the best policy for your situation and shop around for the

best premium. Disability insurance, even if provided at work, can be as important as life insurance. Make sure the policy can’t be cancelled and covers you for your normal line of work. Many policies won’t provide benefits if you are able to do any kind of job, no matter how poorly paid or unpleasant. Property insurance often includes liability insurance, which is protection if you are sued. Make sure you have a video or at least a photo record of household possessions, and keep this record outside the home. Again, check what’s available online, but an agent could be helpful in guiding you to a company that, for example, might not have the cheapest price but has a lenient approach to claims. Travel insurance is especially important for medical emergencies outside Canada, but first check if you have coverage through work or if it is included or can be added to a property insurance policy. Some countries provide certain medical services free to visitors. On most insurance policies, increasing the deductible can decrease the premium. Bottom line: you need insurance to protect against losses you couldn’t afford to cope with on your own. 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: mike@

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Info: 778-340-1110 or info@ North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Each month features a different theme. Fee: $7/$5. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311.

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It’s easy to pack a waste-free lunch LOUISE CAMPBELL Contributing Writer

Back to school means back to a routine, back to being extra busy and back to packing lunches. Aside from the daily content question of what to pack, have you given much thought to how you’re packing your lunches? A waste-free lunch by definition is one that contains no throwaway packaging or food leftovers. In terms of lunch gear products, re-usability is the number one factor when packing a waste-free lunch. A second factor, critical for your child’s health, is nontoxicity and a final factor to consider is durability. If you’re going to invest in reusable lunch gear, it makes sense to ensure it’s made to last. It also makes sense to encourage your child’s input on colours and patterns to encourage them to pack up their reusables for taking home.

With just a little planning, packing waste-free lunches is easy – and important. Here are five reasons why you should pack a waste-free lunch for school. 1. It’s good for the environment. The average student’s lunch generates a total of 30 kg of waste per school year, or an average of 8500 kg (18,700 lbs) of waste per school per year, according to the Recycling Council of Ontario. Waste-free lunches reduce the amount of garbage going into our landfills, including plastic bags that actually never go away. Pack only what you think your child will eat and keep it cold with a freezable lunch bag or eco-friendly ice pack to ensure minimal food waste at the end of the day. 2. It’s good for your child’s health. Packing lunch into re-usables means your child will most likely end up



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5. It can help prepare you for the inevitable. If your child’s school hasn’t already introduced a “waste-free lunch challenge” or “litterless lunch day,” it likely will – and soon. More and more schools are introducing the concept of environmental responsibility to students and lunch waste is an ideal way to demonstrate it.

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The lasting benefits of early learning JEREMY SHEPHERD

THIS September, toddlers across the North Shore will be forced to put down colouring books and plush incarnations of beloved TV characters and take those first uncertain steps toward preschool. Some will cling to a parents’ leg while others clamber to toys and future best friends, but for each child, the process will likely be a crucial stage for their emotional and social development. “When children are encouraged to explore, learn, discover and play during the early years, they are forming connections between their brain cells, and strengthening the brain,” said Natacha Beim, founder of The Core Education and Fine Arts junior kindergarten program. “Children need to move and be active. The environment should respect that need. . . . They need to dance, twirl, run, and even roar! That is all normal.” Beim made a decision to specialize in early learning after working as an elementary school teacher. “I decided that teaching could really use a different approach, much more fun and child-centered, while still challenging,” she said. Among the benefits of early learning programs: they help prevent learning difficulties once children reach school

age, said Beim, who expounded on the issue in an email to the North Shore News. Children evidencing difficulties with fine motor skills, a lack of comprehension, or troubles with numbers or letters have a better likelihood of getting meaningful help if their problems are detected early. “The great news is that many of these issues can be treated with therapy,” Beim said. “In my opinion, as long as it is not stressful for the child, and as long as no medication is involved and no labels are given, it is always better to consult with a specialist sooner rather then later.” Beim cautions that learning disabilities cannot be properly diagnosed until the child is in Grade 3. The CEFA program advocates easing a child into school. “We have a gradual entry process where the parent attends with the child for the first while, and gradually shortens the time they spend in the classroom, until the child is comfortable to attend on their own,” Beim explains. The nature of early learning is constantly evolving, according to Beim. “A teacher who has not changed her curriculum in 30 years is equivalent to a doctor who has not learned anything new in that same time,” she said. In North Vancouver, Grand Boulevard Parent Participation Preschool puts

a similar emphasis on learning and socializing through play. The program for three and four-year-old children encourages parental involvement to help youngsters feel physically safe and psychologically secure. Putting an emphasis on play fosters both physical and cognitive development, according to the tenets of the Early Learning Foundation. The ELF is the product of early childhood educators and the North Vancouver School District, and is utilized by nine preschools in North Vancouver. Periods of physical play are alternated with quiet activities. The environment is intended to allow preschoolers to develop theories and to test them. “Children need to have opportunities to make sense of their experiences and at the same time have opportunities to extend and expand their learning,” according to the Grand Boulevard preschool website. Grand Boulevard stresses the importance of school readiness. “Readiness is determined by a

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Vanleena has received - especially the recognitions from the community.” “Many of our dancers go on to work as professionals. From dancing and singing on Broadway and cruise ships, to independent contemporary artists, to starring in hit TV shows and everything in between.” The teachers at Vanleena take their roles seriously. “We take great pride in our training and we would like students to feel that they were given the opportunity to be the very best that they can be. Above all else, we value camaraderie and family values. Vanleena is a great place to grow up. The parents, children and individuals who have been mentored through Vanleena know that the care and motivation of their experience at Vanleena has positively affected their whole lives.” To join Vanleena for the 2012/2013 season or to get more information about classes, please call us at 604-983-2623 or email The registration dates are as follow: August 28th & 30th from 4:00-8:00 Saturday, September 1st from 10:00-2:00


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Happy days are just around the corner — for moms and dads worn out by children who are bickering and bored. For many students, this time of year is filled with dread. The thought of going back to school can be difficult and painful for many children; for some it’s downright scary. Remembering the challenges, the frustrations, and the disappointments of last year can be overwhelming. It doesn’t have to be that way. You can resolve to help your children have the most successful school year ever. As a private tutor, I have found a number of things that help students succeed — not just at this time of the year, but throughout the entire school year. Here’s what I know for sure works: 1. Help your child get organized. Many students do not have the organizational skills they need to keep track of projects, deadlines, and assignments. Although all schools supply your child with a planner, many (especially early high school students) fail to use it. Ask to see the planner every day, until it becomes a habit. This may take a bit of persistence on your part, but it’s worth it. Children who use their planners on the whole get marks that are higher than those who don’t. 2. Set aside a time that is dedicated to

homework every day. Don’t let your son or daughter tell you they have no homework. If he or she is in high school, even if the teacher doesn’t assign specific questions, students should be reviewing what was covered in class. Make sure notes are in the correct divider sections of their binder. If you let this lapse for even one week, you’ll be gobsmacked at the abundance of crumpled-up paper in the bottom of the backpack. Stay on top of it with them, until they acquire this habit themselves. 3. By the end of September, you’ll have a feeling for what subjects your child is loving, and those he is not. Get in touch with the teacher early, to confirm what you believe are his struggles, and collaborate with him or her to find solutions. If you wait until Thanksgiving, your child may already be drowning in concepts he just doesn’t get. Don’t wait for the school to contact you, or for an early interim report card. Advocate for your child, and your concern will pay off. 4. If all else fails, get your child some outside support. Many schools offer peer tutoring programs, or you can hire a professional. Get your child started off on the right foot and you’ll both be pleased with the results. – Linda Greven is the owner of Fun-Wey Tutoring Services in North Vancouver. She can be reached at .

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Hit the books Help your child get set for learning by encouraging reading at home these final days of summer. Scholastic Canada Ltd. provides this back-to-school reading list for youngsters and tweens.Visit and for more. PICTURE BOOKS (for preschoolers and young readers) Clifford Collection (50th Anniversary) By Norman Bridwell Guess who’s turning 50? Start the year off right with this collection of six classic stories starring Clifford the Big Red Dog. Featuring original artwork, this is a perfect way to introduce a new generation to wonderful stories like Clifford’s Good Deeds, and Clifford Gets a Job. A Gold Star for Zog By Julia Donaldson and Axel Scheffler A back-to-school adventure from the bestselling creators of The Gruffalo and Stick Man! What do dragons learn at Madam Dragon’s school? How to fly. . . How to roar. . . How to breathe fire! Zog is eager, but he’s also accident prone. With each test (and each bump, bruise, or scrape), his dream of earning a gold star seems further away. But a mysterious girl keeps coming to his

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Life at UBC CAMELIA ALIKASHANI Contributing Writer

The University of British Columbia may be known for the quality of its education, and parents are thrilled to send their kids there; but what do the students of UBC have to say? A sampling of student opinions about life at the university shows it’s a great place to gain a post-secondary education.

“They (classes) are very large for intro courses and at times almost too much,” says Firouzbakht. However, as the focus of the courses become more precise, the class sizes get smaller, and the content becomes increasingly more detailed.

“Starting at UBC, I was very excited, and with their first-year programs it was a very inviting and warm atmosphere to go into,” says Aryan Firouzbakht, a fifth-year student at UBC this September and local resident.

UBC is presently undergoing construction in an attempt to further modernize the campus. Firouzbakht thinks that the university is already rather modernized. In his opinion, the only part of the campus that needs updating is the Student Union Building, which is part of the major rebuilding project currently taking place.

Firouzbakht feels that UBC is especially a great university to attend for local residents, as it is both convenient and a prestigious public university. Firouzbakht says that one of the standout qualities of UBC is the diversity of programs available.

The university is a small city on its own, filled with a diverse group of students all aiming to gain an immense amount of knowledge and further their education. We wish them luck in their studies this year, and a lot of success in their futures.

UBC also offers excellent facilities and a knowledgeable teaching staff. Class sizes are similar to other public universities.

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Is a long summer break necessary? HANNAH RAHIM Contributing Writer

Warm weather, time off, swimming, being with friends and family; everyone is relieved when the season arrives. Yet there have been proposals for an alternative to this tradition since agrarian times. Teachers claim that students experience a “learning slide” — they forget what they learned in the school year over the course of the summer. In response, B.C. Education Minister George Abbot declared that schools have the option of year-round schooling, in which summers are cut short and other holidays are lengthened. Students would spend the same amount of time at school but spread out over 12 months. More than 100 schools have embraced the new system, such as

Spul’u’kwuks’ elementary school in Richmond, which has three one-month breaks a year. Students there enjoy the breaks and early research indicates they have higher test scores than other schools in their district. But the idea isn’t popular with everyone. Student reaction is mixed. Jenny Li, a previous student of Mulgrave School and currently enrolled in Spence in New York said, “There would be more time spent on reviewing than learning new material if the holidays are spread out more.” She also said it would be harder to go on vacation with year-round schooling. Jenna Dhanani, a-14 year old student at Sentinel secondary school in West Vancouver, feels that it would be difficult for friends

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WV native leads adventurous life in Ambleside

“THAT’S my life down there,” says Alex Swanson, at home on 16th Street, looking out over Ambleside in West Vancouver.

Alex’s home when he was born in 1927 was to the east, near the statue of Granny Mathias on Ambleside Beach, then known as East Beach. The Swansons lived at number 47 and Alex’s pals, Geoffrey, Victor and Allan Cue, lived at 39. Their backyard was the slough at Ambleside, now the wildfowl lagoon. In winter, it was the community skating rink, complete with rubber ice, as it was called, that floated with the tides. Winter storms cast waves that flooded the gravel road behind the cottages. Bill Stratton, delivering bread from his bakery on Marine Drive would pull on his hip waders and push the logs off the road. The cottages were expropriated by the municipality in 1935 and torched in 1936 as part of Vancouver’s Jubilee celebrations. The Swansons moved to 224 14th St. then to 2061 Argyle Ave. Street addresses were immaterial. The boys’ true home extended from the Capilano River to Bowen Island, along the beaches and on the water,

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Laura Anderson and on Hollyburn Mountain in the winter. They roamed their territory on foot, on skis and bikes, and by boat, virtually unsupervised. Alex was about nine when he dove into the crab pond at the mouth of the Capilano River. It was July 24, 1938 and the Canadian Pacific Railway’s Pier D was on fire. There was so much smoke in the air from the blaze that it made the pool look deeper than it was, Alex recalls. His mother dressed the gash on top of his head and off went Alex on his next adventure. For Alex and his friends, a lifetime of “messing about in boats” started early. They built rafts from driftwood and floated on logs that washed up on the beach. Alex and younger brother Dave converted a row-

boat to a sailboat, then moved up to a Snipe, which he called the Navvy Jack. He fixed up a Great Lakes Scow that sat on the dock at John Lawson Park all through the Second World War and christened it Gone With the Wind. Alex’s boats live on in photographs, part of a collection of thousands. One picture shows Alex on his sailboard with the cottages that lined Dundarave beach as a backdrop. In another photograph, Alex and Dave are in their woolen bathing suits, knit by their mother, one bearing the initial A, the other a D. In one more, the brothers are squaring off, fists up, one boxing glove between the two of them. Here’s Alex on his tricycle, won by his Uncle Ab at the exhibition. Here are the brothers again, in short pants and thick hand-knit knee socks, with Punch and Judy, the family dogs. After the years when Alex was in the West Vancouver Boys Band under conductor Arthur Delamont, and the years when he led his own band, he went into the insurance business, married and raised a family. Their cabin, the Dog House, on Hollyburn Mountain, is still in the family, the years of skiing and hiking also documented in photographs. In the background of Alex’s pictures is West Vancouver as


it was — houses and gardens, stores and farms and orchards, their owners at work and at leisure. Alex’s impressive array of documents and memorabilia are just as telling: the newspaper account of that fire on Pier D, which cost the CPR $750,000; the Vancouver directory listing of those cottages on East Beach; a plan of Ambleside, hand drawn and lettered, listing each property and the businesses that operated on them. Alex’s collection records a community in a time and place that is close to vanishing, yet still within living memory. Such collections are housed in homes all over West Vancouver and the people who created them are still with us, though not for much longer. The importance of preserving the stories and memories of the men and women who endured the Depression, served in the Second World War and who created the community of West Vancouver cannot be overemphasized. Thanks to Alex Swanson and the people who built the unique corner of the world known as West Vancouver and preserved its memory for future generations.

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The North Shore Antique/ Collector Car Show will take place Sunday, Aug. 26, 1-4 p.m. at the foot of Fell Avenue (behind the auto mall), North Vancouver. Participating vehicles should assemble between noon and 12:30 p.m. Info: 604-9900577.

St. Martin’s Church Choir: Choristers of all ages and abilities are invited to sing with St. Martin’s Church choir, a traditional Anglican church located at St. George’s Avenue and Windsor Street, North Vancouver. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. The choir sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. For more information call David Millard at 604-990-5289. Deep Cove Daze: Musart will present this annual festival Sunday, Aug. 26 from noon to 8 p.m. in Panorama Park, North Vancouver. There will be three stages with entertainment, craft artisans, a children’s midway, food vendors, a beer garden and water sports demonstrations. Free, but donations will be gratefully accepted. Info:, 604-924-6871 or Dog Wash Fundraiser: The West Vancouver B.C. SPCA will hold dog wash fundraisers Aug. 26 and Sept. 30, 11 a.m.-3 p.m. at Ambleside Park, 1020 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Fee: minimum $20 per wash. All proceeds go to help animals.

A Summer Carnival will take place Aug. 26, noon to 6 p.m. at Osaka Supermarket in Park Royal, south mall. There will be free food sampling booths, live cooking shows at 1:30 and 3 p.m. and a kids’ zone with various games and more. *The Labour Day Chinook Classic Catch and Release Derby will take place Sept. 1 and 2, 7 a.m.-4 p.m. The event will be presented by Pacific Angler and Mosquito Creek Marina, 419 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Registration: 604-872-2204 or Save the Salish Sea: A concert in support of Coast Salish First Nations protecting their lands and waters from pipelines and tankers Sunday, Sept. 2, noon to 6 p.m. at Waterfront Park, 200 Block West Esplanade, North Vancouver. The free family festival will feature musicians, DJs, speakers, artists, kids’ zone and more. Info: www. Mercedes-Benz in the Park: Collectors will show off their shiny specimens at Waterfront Park in North Vancouver Sept. 9, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Info: www. Call for Members: Carousel

Chorus, a non-auditioned community choir is welcoming men and women of all vocal types as new members. No experience necessary. The choir performs one concert a year for friends, family and the community as well as outreach concerts for seniors. Rehearsals are held every Tuesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. from September to May. A meet and greet Open House will take place Tuesday, Sept. 11, 7:30 p.m. at Cloverly elementary, 440 Hendry Ave., North Vancouver. Info: June, 604-9291405. Salsa by the Sea: All levels and ages are invited to learn Latin American dancing Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. until Aug. 30 outside the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $6. Weather permitting. SummerFest Dance Saturdays: Demonstrations and interactive dance lessons every Saturday until Sept. 1, 2-4 p.m. at Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Donations will be accepted on behalf of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Info: Waterfront Tour: The North Vancouver Museum and Archives invites you to join Shipyard Sal for a free walking tour of the historic Burrard Dry Dock shipyard WednesdaysSaturdays, 1:30-3 p.m. until Sept. 1. Meet at the corner of CarrieCatesCourtandLonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8008. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Car collection NORTH Shore Kia employees Moe Eftekhari (left), Wayne Latulippe and Kuya Alvin display some of the socks and underwear they helped collect for the Lookout shelter as part of the Drive Change initiative held at the store from Aug. 13 to 21. The employees also held a barbecue at the Lookout on Aug. 21 and offered $100 cash donations for every car sold that day. to working with youth and has flexible time is needed to help supervise at the Ambleside Youth Centre drop-in. Duties include periodically assisting on field trips and special events, working with experienced staff members and following agency policy and procedures.

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Green team member: Lower Mainland Green Team is a group of people from all over the Lower Mainland who get together once a month to help an environmental group, non-profit organization, charity or city tackle an environmental issue that needs co-operation and teamwork to get done. Gloves and tools will be supplied as well as refreshments. All ages welcome. Some activities will include: pulling invasive plants, planting of native plants/trees, harvesting organic fruits/veggies. Parks volunteer: The Elders

Council for Parks in B.C. located at the heritage centre at the entrance to Mount Seymour Park is seeking volunteer assistance to offer adult environmental education programs, collect and display park information and assist with the centre operation. Events helper: Seniors Hub is looking for volunteers to assist in the setup and take-down of tables and chairs at their monthly social, which is held the second Thursday of each month from 2 to 4 p.m. Bingo helper: Silver Harbour Centre is looking for volunteers to help run bingo games. Other duties include: some record keeping, calling numbers and verifying bingo wins on the floor. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

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B.C. winemakers trying different paths

Blends more common in other areas

ONE of the more intriguing winners in this year’s B.C. Lieutenant Governor Awards lineup is the well-crafted, southern Rhone-inspired Road 13 Jackpot White 2011, which artfully blends Viognier, Roussanne and Marsanne (mainly from Similkemeen) for a luscious, layered honey-and-stonefruit toned drop ($29). As B.C.’s industry continues to mature, more winemakers are exploring different paths, often with varietals and blends that, while perhaps not that common here, are indeed well-proven in other parts of the wine world. One of the trailblazers is Inniskillin Okanagan’s Sandor Mayer, whose Discovery Series has included Marsanne-Roussanne, Tempranillo and Pinotage,

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among others. All this is by way of an introduction to Terravista Vineyards, founded by former Black Hill Estate owners Bob and Senka Tennant. After a brief respite following the sale of Black Hills, they purchased a southwest facing, rocky slope on the Naramata Bench on which to build a new winery and pursue their passion for Albarino and Verdejo, two varieties whose roots on the Iberian peninsular may be traced back several centuries. Their inaugural 2011 Fandango Albarino-Verdejo blend sports a lively floral and citrus nose, followed by a zest-and-apple toned palate wrapped in juicy acidity that

cries out for cold cuts, grilled chicken or firm cheeses (91 pts, $29). We love the point of difference offered by this wine, as we do their 2011 Figaro that blends Roussanne and Viognier in a mouthfilling, lengthy pear-toned drop (90 pts, $23). Unquestionably, the Tennants, who were trailblazers on the B.C. wine scene when they originally launched Black Hills Nota Bene and Alibi as premium, stand-alone blends, look well set to repeat their success. Also not to be overlooked are the unique and distinctive labels (which really do convey the character of the wines) based on Jan BellIrving’s glass art figurines. Find them at the winery, Speaking of intriguing blends, check out Intrigue 11, a well-made value-priced, apple-toned and juicy-tasting combo of Riesling, Gewurz and Muscatel ($14.90) from talented Gray Monk assistant winemaker (and long-time Riesling specialist) Roger Wong, who now has his own winery and tasting room nearby. (Intrigue Wines: www. More on Roger’s Rieslings in

coming weeks. ••• We rarely need an excuse to head over to the Cowichan Valley but the upcoming eight annual Cowichan Wine and Culinary Festival (Sept. 8-16) yields yet one more reason to explore the idyllic region, especially at harvest time. A highlight promises to be the Sept. 9th Cittaslow potluck White Dinner “byo” potluck picnic at Rocky Creek Winery, which also stages a weekend of cooking with B.C. wines, wine and cheese seminars, a sparkling wine bar and more (Sept 15-16). For complete details visit ••• Belly’s Best Marqués de Cáceres Rosé 2011 (Rioja) Here’s a highly appealing, widely available rosé, which more than fits the bill for lingering, late-summer picnics. Bright crimson in the glass with red berry and forward strawberry-rhubarb notes, with plenty of heft that will stand up to a wide range of tastes, including spicier salamis and strong cheeses. (88 pts. BCLS $16.99)

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THE inaugural 2011 Fandango Albarino-Verdejo sports a lively blend of floral and citrus.


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THE harbour on Rathlin Island, off the northeast coast of Ireland, borders the once-isolated island, which has a bloody past but today offers peacefulness and birdwatching, and is at last being discovered by visitors.

Tourists finally finding site Island in Ireland has a long and bloody history Mitchell Smyth Contributing writer

“TRANQUIL. So peaceful,” said the Englishman as we sipped pints in McCuaig’s Bar.

He had just returned from a walking tour of Northern Ireland’s only inhabited offshore island. “Tranquil” indeed. How could he have guessed, as he wandered the unpaved lanes on this speck of land in the Sea of Moyle called Rathlin Island between Ireland and Scotland, that this place was steeped in blood, the blood of islanders put to the sword by the Vikings, by the English, by the Scots But that’s all in the past. Today’s “invaders” come for the peacefulness and to see the birds. The rock stacks and coves on the western tip of the island are home to thousands and thousands of guillemots, razorbills, shearwaters, fulmars, kittiwakes and puffins, and even the odd golden eagle.

There’s also excellent diving. Through the centuries dozens of ships have foundered in these waters and these are an irresistible lure for the scuba crowd. For a long time Rathlin was pretty well undiscovered, since there was only a poor service, by fishing boat, from Ballycastle on the mainland. But now there’s a modern ferry and the tourists are finding the island. Mind you, it’s still no Cancun. It gets a few hundred visitors every summer and, so far, that’s the way Rathlin wants it. It has a couple of guesthouses and McCuaig’s pub, and some of the farmers’ wives take in bed-and-breakfast visitors. There’s also a hostel, restored with help from Virgin Airlines boss Richard Branson in gratitude to the two island men, Tommy Cecil and Neil McFaul, who saved him from death when his balloon ditched in the sea at the end of his transatlantic flight in 1987. Rathlin, shaped like an L, with “arms” six kilometres and four kilometres long, is about 1.5 kilometres across. It’s roughly 10 kilometres from the Irish mainland and twice that distance from Scotland’s Mull of Kintyre, but the Scots used to claim it. In the 16th century it was inhabited by the Scots clan MacDonnell (or McDonald), to the chagrin of their ancestral foes, the Campbells. Walking east from the harbour you

can pause on a rise in the road and see where the Campbells gave vent to that chagrin. The little valley below is called Lag an Vista Voir, which means “the hollow of the great defeat,” and the hill in the background is Cnoc na Screedlin, “the hill of screaming.” Here, in 1642, the Campbells slew most of the male islanders while the women and children watched before they, too, were killed. Monks set up a refuge on Rathlin in the Dark Ages, but the Vikings put an end to that, amid much bloodshed. Much later, the English sea dog Sir Francis Drake presided over a massacre of MacDonnells. So don’t mention Drake with any degree of admiration here. Centuries earlier, Robert the Bruce of Scotland hid out here before returning to Scotland to lead his army to Scottish independence in 1314. A ruin called Bruce’s Castle is, legend has it, where he stayed. For more information about Rathlin Island visit the Moyle District Council website at tourism/attractions. For information about travel in Ireland, including Northern Ireland (of which Rathlin Island is a part), visit the Tourism Ireland website at www.

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Raising puppies not so easy Preparation and training important steps SOMETIMES it’s hard to escape my past and reputation. People like to talk, or rather gossip, about things. I realized this pretty quickly when I walked into my morning pilates class and the whispers started between the women in class. They were avoiding eye contact and I noticed one woman had her head down and was in tears. With trepidation I asked, “Sharon, why are you crying?” “Well,” she squeaked out between sobs, “I heard that . . . I heard from the other ladies . . .” (at that point everyone’s head snapped dramatically in another direction away from Sharon) “. . . that you are a dog trainer (a.k.a. therapist) and well, you are also my pilates instructor (a.k.a therapist), which is kinda weird (not really), and well, I’m having trouble with my puppy. More than just trouble, I want to give him back to the breeder, I hate him.” Those words, “I hate him” hit me like a 2x4 in the chest.

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So I immediately asked her, “Sharon how on Earth can a 12-pound ball of fur take your positive energy away and bring you to tears?” She shoved her hands into my face and I saw the red blotches and scabby scratches made from puppy teeth. Angrily she screeched, “Look at my hands. Look at them!” Sharon is a first-time dog owner and didn’t realize that nipping and biting is all a part of having a puppy. We made an appointment for a private home session so I could set the record straight about puppy-raising, what to expect and how to have a happy life with a dog. I sometimes think that having a puppy is like having a baby. I’ve never given birth but

have had my share of puppies running around my life. But I do hear from my friends who have had babies that your brain seems to be hard-wired to forget the pain of childbirth and the first few months of the baby’s life and all you remember is the happy euphoria of a joyful new life that has been brought into the world. This is where the similarities between babies and puppies seem to overlap because everyone seems to think that having a puppy is a breeze and I’ll be the first to say puppies are the best, but like moms remembering childbirth, there are a few dog owners who remember and are very willing to tell it like it is: it is hell. Well, the word “hell” might be a bit harsh, but having a puppy does disrupt your life if you are not expecting it. The first five months are filled with nipping, biting, house training and teaching boundaries. Setting boundaries at this time sets the tone for the rest of the dog’s life. It’s imperative to learn, understand and apply leadership. Regardless of how you do it, be it pro-positive training methods or calm-assertive training methods, learn what canine leadership is all about and just do it.

From five months to about 1½ years your young charge will test those boundaries you set. Consider your dog a restless teenager and don’t leave the keys to the sports car on the kitchen counter when you leave for the weekend. Get it? Parents of human children usually get their teenagers involved in sports during this time of their lives. Get your dog involved in some sort of activity be it obedience training (if you haven’t done it yet), agility, tracking, or hiking, anything to keep their busy minds active and out of trouble. At about 1½ years to about three years of age your dog will either seem like it is an alien (if you have not set proper boundaries earlier in its life), or it will begin to show you the fruits of all the hard work you have put in. If your dog is of the alien type, you will need the (expensive) assistance of a professional trainer to set the boundaries you didn’t set when it was a puppy (this is hindsight talking). Dogs are meant to add joy to your life. If you do it right from the start you will reap the rewards of that joy for the rest of your life.

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what’s going on From page 30 North Vancouver. Info: www. 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.

Club meets every Monday, 6:30 p.m. at Cheers Restaurant, 125 East Second St. Prospective members are welcome. Open Door: A support group for single mothers of preschool-age children, with free child care and workshops, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 870 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Lunch is served.

Info: 985-1122, ext. 28 or www.singlemomsopendoor. com. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311. The ‘WayCup’ Cafe: Share views and have fun. Activities

for ages 15-19. Movies, games, dancing, great food and a lot more. Every Monday, 7-9 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-389-3357 or www. *The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and drum instruments is looking for new members. They prac-

tise Mondays (September to June) from 8 to 9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info:, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 604-980-6857. Women’s Settlement English Classes: The North Shore Multicultural Society offers classes for immigrant and refugee women with children up to five years

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NV ultramarathoner adds second 100-mile title to his cap

APPROXIMATELY 4,000 seniors from across B.C. descended upon Burnaby this week for the 25th edition of the B.C. Seniors Games.

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IT’S about 2 p.m. and Hassan Lotfi-Pour is in pain.

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He’s been running since 4 a.m. and now lactic acid is swirling around his joints, turning an athletic endeavour into a grueling act of endurance; and he still has 18 hours to go. North Vancouver resident Lotfi-Pour, 43, captured top prize for the second time in the Fat Dog 100, a 193kilometre ultra-marathon that wrapped up Aug. 19. Lotfi-Pour’s journey began at a campground parking lot outside of Keremeos before winding down trail routes and roads through Calcite Creek to Highway 3 before eventually wrapping up at Lightning Lake in Manning Park. Lotfi-Pour completed the run in 28 hours and 30 minutes, nearly six hours faster than his closest competitor. Only 10 runners finished the event, with the slowest competitor needing more than 42 hours to break the tape. Lotfi-Pour won the race in 2010, but after the event was cancelled last year, his chances of repeating 2010’s success seemed dim. Lotfi-Pour is employed as an information technology professional and he says the long hours of sedentary work kept him in a chair and off the mountains until about six weeks before the race. “From July to the race day, I had a lot more free time to play in the trails in the mountains,” he says. “Training was one of the best I had for years. Good

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One day and 193 kilometres later, Hassan Lotfi-Pour crosses the finish line and celebrates his second victory in the Fat Dog 100 ultra-marathon. training, good mileage, a lot of elevation.” Regularly haunting BadenPowell Trail as well as some steeper terrain, Lotfi-Pour says he felt strong going into the race. “Interestingly enough, I wasn’t nervous at all,” he says. “I was confident that nothing would stop me from finishing my race.” The excruciating jaunt

takes the runner through meadows and past mountains, which is the race’s chief appeal, according to Lotfi-Pour, who says the solitude of nature functions as a counterpoint to his daily IT work. “I just love the mountains, mountains always attract me,” he says. While the temperature would rise to approximately 36 degrees during the race,

Lotfi-Pour laced up his Sauconys while it was still dark. “You hardly have any sleep,” he says of the night before the race. “You get that excitement, the adrenaline is still going. I would say, max, I got one hour that I was out of my conscious space.” One hour of rest seemed See WV resident page 38

Held from Tuesday to Saturday, the games saw participants age 55+ go head-to-head at a variety of venues in 26 sports, ranging from pickleball to curling, according to the event’s website. A number of North Shore residents were involved in the games, which are intended to promote active participation by seniors in sport, recreation, fitness, culture and self-education. For more information on this year’s games, as well as view daily game results, visit ••• The team of Dave Zibrik, of Seymour Creek Golf Centre, and Lindsay Bernakevitch, of Shaughnessy Golf & Country Club, recently won the 2012 PING Golf PGA of B.C. ProPro Championship, held Aug. 13-14 at Tower Ranch Golf & Country Club. According to a press release, the two Class “A” Professionals found themselves two shots behind the overnight leaders after an impressive seven-under par 65 in the Best Ball format on day one. They continued their fine play on day two, firing 10 birdies and an eagle en route to an 11-under par 61 in Aug. 14’s scramble format, claiming the victory by three shots over the team of Kevin Maxwell (Olympic View Golf Club) and Bill Kelly (Glacier Greens Golf Club). For their win, Zibrik and Bernakevitch split the $2,500 first-place cheque, while Maxwell and Kelly earned $2,000. — Compiled by Erin McPhee

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to be all Lotfi-Pour needed, as he jumped out to a strong start in the race. “I knew that I was on track,” he says. The route is dotted with aid stations, and Lotfi-Pour’s family helped him along the way, providing the runner with Carbo-Pro energy powder drinks, chips, watermelon, and several soft drinks. “Coke is the best thing,” he says. “It does give you instant energy and plus it also has sodium.” Sodium works to prevent muscles from cramping and spasms, according to LotfiPour. With each step he took, Lotfi-Pour tried to focus on his target, which was 193 jagged kilometres to the west. “The very first thing that obviously I consider in a race is the finish, and I focus on the finish line,” he says. With such a long run, maintaining concentration can be a challenge, and for Lotfi-Pour negative thoughts find a way of seeping into his mind. “When my mind is wandering I can quickly tell myself, focus to be here, to be present,” he says. After one day and four hours of running, Lotfi-Pour crossed the finish line early Sunday morning. “First is the sense of relief that it’s done. Then knowing how far you’ve come and what you’ve overcome is the greatest joy,” he says. “About nine to 10 hours into the race I started to suffer. Knowing that after almost 20 hours of suffering I reached the finish line, I was overjoyed.” With a race of this distance, the physical trial doesn’t always end when the running stops. “This particular race I’ve noticed some signs in my body that I’ve never seen before,” he says. “My hands were puffy to a point where I could hardly see my knuckles.” After three days of rest, Lotfi-Pour says his hands were about 85 per cent of the way back to normal, but he also experienced problems with his weight. “It looked like there was an issue with the electrolytes or a chemical imbalance in my body, so I gained about 10 pounds. . . . Which never happens,” he says. “It looked like my body had lots of fluid and my kidneys looked

like they were not discharging. They were not processing that fluid out of my system, but now everything is starting to roll back to normal.” In the 50-mile division, West Vancouver youth soccer coach Brayden Sander, 19, outran the competition, completing the 80-km run in 13 hours and five minutes. “It was a spur of the moment thing. I didn’t have many plans for the summer and I wanted something to inspire me to get off the couch and get moving,” he says of his decision to enter the race. With AC/DC’s “Highway to Hell” cranked on his iPod, Sander was one of only four runners to finish the 80-km course, which started at Cayuse Flats in Manning Park. Sander, who has six siblings, says he took up running to spend more time with his mother, who he calls his “running motivation.” “I think about my mom being there at the end of my race,” he says, discussing his focus during the run. “I can give her a big hug and talk about my race with her afterwards, so I guess that’s my cherry on the cake.” His mother was at each aid station, but despite her watchful eye the trek still took a toll on Sander. The University of Calgary economics student said he dropped about 20 pounds during the race. Besides the shift, which he suspects was mainly water weight, there was also the issue of flying bloodsuckers. “Bug bites were a massive thing. I got eaten alive by mosquitoes the whole day so my whole body looks like it’s checkerboarded a little bit with red splotches everywhere,” he says. Along with the loss of blood and water, Sander says he was also beset by a few doubts. “It’s pretty much flat for 50 km and then there’s one big climb . . . in my head I thought ‘What am I doing? I should be back at home watching the soccer game,’” he says. The last incline of the run was the most rewarding, according to Sander. “It was absolutely worth the climb because we had gorgeous views of the sunset and the whole valley being lit up.” Sander is currently training for an Ironman competition. “As long as you’re mentally tough enough, you’d be surprised what you can do,” he says. For full results from this year’s event, visit

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In Memoriam In Loving Memory of My Husband

Tony Fraser

January 20, 1945 – August 28, 2010 “To live in hearts we leave behind is not to die.” The more time passes, the more I miss you. You were a special gift to me. My heart’s forever yours. Love Kath




Dr.Anne-Marie Skolaude of NorthVancouver is to be married to Dr. Michael O’Brien also of North Vancouver. Anne-Marie, the daughter of Dr. Peter and Katherine Skolaude is a graduate of UBC School of Dentistry. Michael also a graduate of UBC Dental School is the son of David and Linda O’Brien also of North Vancouver. An August 2013 Wedding is planned.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Elsie Hildebrand (nee Diplock) on Thursday, August 16 at the age of 87. She was predeceased by her husband George and sisters Phyl and Joan, and lovingly remembered by her daughters Nancy Lamprecht (Tony) and Robin Vainionpaa (Jari), grandchildren Larissa, Heather, April and Kevin, nieces Sue and Sharon, and several other nieces and nephews, brothers and sisters-in-law and a great many dear friends. She will be remembered for her strength, character, wit, and the unconditional love she gave to her family and friends. A 'Happy Hour' to celebrate her life will be held on Saturday, September 1 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at the North Vancouver Legion 118, 123 West 15th Street, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Salvation Army or the Canadian Cancer Society. −Forever in our hearts xxoo−

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KILLICK, Lawrence Alan

With sadness we announce the passing of our Larry, beloved husband of Yoshihime, father of Kai and Caitlin, brother of Geoff, Wendy and Leslie. Born in Regina in 1952, Larry filled his life with cherished family and friends, adventurous travel and a passion for literature which he shared for 36 years as an English teacher at Gladstone Secondary School. He married Yoshihime, the love of his life in 2003 and was soon the adoring father of brilliant and beautiful twins in a home that was always welcoming, brimming with laughter and lively debate. Larry met life’s challenges with grace and fortitude, passing peacefully on August 16, 2012 at the age of 59. His family wishes to thank Dr. Paul Sugar and his palliative team at Lions’ Gate Hospital for their devoted care. A memorial service will be held at Gleneagles Golf Course, September 2nd at 2 PM. Additional parking is available at Gleneagles Community Centre.

LAUDER, Clara Born in London, England in 1918 Mum passed away peacefully August 21, 2012. Mum was predeceased by her husband, Tom Lauder in 1997 and her sister Vera. She is survived and will be missed by her daughters: Gillian (Joe) Hartz and Sheena (Bob) Johnson and her son, Stewart (Sheryl) Lauder; her grandchildren: Christopher, Danielle, Shane and Chad, and great grandson Caiden. She also leaves behind her sister Dot and many nieces and nephews in England and Scotland. There will be a family gathering in celebration of Mum’s life at a later date. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, a donation to a charity of your choice would be appreciated.

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REIVE, Margaret Grace (nee McGavin) May 31, 1918 – Aug 10, 2012

Grace passed away peacefully at the West Vancouver Care Centre on August 10, 2012, surrounded in her last days by her family. She was predeceased, in 2007 by her loving husband of 63 years, John Stewart Reive. Grace was born in Carman, Manitoba, the third of five children born to Dr. Andrew McGavin and Margaret MacAulay McGavin. Predeceased by her three brothers, Grace is survived by her sister, Helen Low, of Los Angeles. Grace was blessed with a long and happy life. As a girl in Carman she played the piano and the organ, skated, swam in the Boyne River, and worked hard in school. At the end of her grade 12 year, she won both the Isbister Scholarship and the Governor General’s medal. At 18, she moved into Winnipeg to continue her schooling. She married John Stewart Reive in Halifax in August of 1943, where Dad was stationed during the war. They lived in Winnipeg until 1972, when they moved to North Vancouver, which soon became their home. While raising her two children in Winnipeg, Grace was involved for many years in the cosmetics business. After moving to North Vancouver, her interests centered more around good friends, neighbours, her Daughters of the Nile Choir, the Organ Club to which she and Dad belonged, a good game of bridge, and, of course her family. Grace is survived by her two loving children, Dr. Brian Reive and his wife Anne of Smithers, B.C. and Marilyn Shick and her husband Dr. Roger Shick of West Vancouver. Grace also leaves to remember the good times, the fun, and the times requiring grandmotherly advice, her six grandchildren, whom she loved unconditionally. Grandma will always be lovingly remembered by Joel Shick, his wife Taylor and her greatgrandchildren, Keenan, Gavin, Nyah and Rowan of Salt Lake City, Utah. By Jonathan Shick, his wife Genevieve Taylor and her great-grandchildren Bronwen and Declan Shick of Vancouver, Ryan Shick of West Vancover, Keith Shick of Vancouver, Heather Reive of Victoria and Cameron Reive of Smithers. Grace is also survived by, nieces, nephews and cousins both in the U.S. and Canada. As with our father, there will be a private family service at Hollyburn Funeral Home in West Vancouver, followed by a grandson playing the bagpipes at Capilano View Cemetery. The family’s Scottish background always played a very important part in the lives of both our parents. Mother, rest in peace. You did many of the things you most wanted to do during your long life, except live to 104. You leave behind you a strong and loving family to remember all the good days and good times. You will always be in our hearts. We will miss you. Many thanks to the kind and caring staff of the West Vancouver Care Centre, where mother spent the last several months of her life. They took wonderful care of her, for which the family is very grateful. No flowers, thank you, but anyone who wishes might make a donation in Grace’s memory to The Shriners Hospital Canada, 1529 Cedar Avenue, Montreal, Quebec, H3G 1A6. For those wishing to share a memory of Grace, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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THOMPSON, Edna Dorothy (nee Leman) Apr 10, 1920 - May 22, 2012 It is with much sadness that we announce the passing of our wonderful mother, mother-inlaw, grandmother, great grandmother, aunt and friend who died peacefully with family at her side Tuesday, May 22nd, 2012 in her 93rd year. Predeceased by the love of her life husband Captain Donald (Bud) Thompson (2003). We all smile to know that at last they are together again. Edna was born in Vernon, BC to devoted parents Horace and Sarah Leman and raised in the Kitsilano neighbourhood of Vancouver. Pre-deceased by her sister Olive Hardie and brother Douglas. Edna showed all of us what it is to be strong, to possess great fortitude, display kindness to all and through her example entrusts an amazing legacy. She leaves many cherished memories in the hearts of those she touched. Following her marriage she established a warm and caring home in North Vancouver where she began an active life raising her 3 sons, while still finding time to become an avid curler, bowler, swimmer, community volunteer, voracious reader, and continuously reinventing herself through adult education and artistic pursuits. Edna is survived, and remembered lovingly by her children Ron (Penny) in Victoria, B.C., Gord (Sue) in Toronto and Norm (Jennifer) in London, ON. Her grandchildren Sarah, Alan, Ian, Brad, Janet, Kelsey, Kristen and great grandchildren Linus, Oliver, Lotus, Nathan, Abigail, Max and Lily made her most proud and brought great joy. In the last few years Edna resided in Victoria to be closer to family. During this period she befriended her personal care worker Ute Flaig who provided Edna with many laughs, warm hugs, gentle attentive care, and unwavering devotion, which the family truly appreciates. The family also wishes to thank Dr. Brook for his dedicated and compassionate care, and the special and caring staff of the James Bay Care Centre, always kindly and respectful, who provided Edna with a final place to call home. To celebrate the life of our wonderful mother a memorial service will be held Friday, September 14th, 2012 at 3:00 PM at First Memorial Funeral Services, 1155 Fort Street, Victoria, B.C. A reception is to follow at First Memorial. Safe Home Grama, Nana, Nanie Safe Home Mom and God Speed!

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DUNDAS, Alfred William (Mike)

May 22, 1933 - Aug. 19, 2012 Leaving us sad, we announce the passing of our father, Alfred William (Mike) Dundas on August 19, 2012 at the age of 79 years. His quick wit and smiling face will forever leave their impressions in our hearts and minds. He will be lovingly missed by his children, Susan, Gerry, Sharon, Ken, Diane, Debbie and Sean, his grandchildren, great grandchildren and friends. A private celebration of life will be held by the family at a later date.

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CARETAKER req’d for Gambier Island Christian Camp. Visit:

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Hatfield Consultants is seeking a Human Resources Specialist to work out of our North Vancouver office. The selected individual will work with the Hatfield Partners and administrative team to develop and deliver human resources programs to meet the organization’s needs, both in Canada and our international offices. Position details available at the Careers section of

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Capilano Volkswagen Inc. requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join the No. 1 Volkswagen Sales Team in BC. Must have automotive sales experience along with excellent communication skills. A current BC MVSA License, a valid BC Drivers License and a clean driver’s abstract are required. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package. Apply in confidence to: Garry Speranza, Sales Manager Fax: 604-985-0520 • Email: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.


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Legal Secretary for West Van Law Firm. Start early September. Requires good typing & computer skills. Contact Lia or Brian 604-926-4524


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Music/Theatre/ Dance

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BEDROOM SET, lovely white distressed wood, 5 drawer highboy, dresser with mirror, cedar lined hope chest. Good cond $775 obo. 604-986-7190

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: MAPLE FURNITURE by Knechtel, 1 coffee table, 2 matchng end tables $300. 3 suitcases $50 ea. 604-986-1004 MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207


OCEAN VIEW Cemetery Plot Burial plot in Calvary 6 section of Ocean View Cemetery. Plot will hold 1 casket plus 1 urn or 2 urns. $9800. Call: (604) 557-0506 2 SXS Burial Plots in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Last Supper area. Price includes plot, vault, and opening and closing for each site. Asking $7000 each. Call: (778) 5740717 email: VALLEY VIEW Memorial Gardens Burial Plots 2 SxS burial plots in Valley View Memorial Gardens, Garden of Four Prophets. Each plot can be 1 burial and 1 urn or 2 urns. Currently selling at Valley View for $6500 + HST each. Asking $5500 each. Call: 250-769-3895 email:


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Arabic port new typewriter $175, singer electric new sewing mach $200, canvas extend chairs $50, mens new suits $150 604-985-1968

COMPOST FOR SALE Composted cow manure. Great for gardens. $5 per yard Call: (604)-854-0669 Call: (604) 798-3498

5X9 Snooker/Pool table inc all accessories Beautiful Red Mahogany 5x9 Snooker Table $1200. must sell! (604) 943-9642 email: FOR SALE 4 piece dresser set, white solid cherry, exc cond. $250 obo. 604-836-0898 FOUR FORD custom alloy pickup wheels, 8 stud. with new tires, LT265/75R16. $500obo. Two car ramps, two sets axel stands, one new tidy tank pump, six 20k lb lifting webbing straps, 2 truck chains with hooks and cinch, 1 ax, 1 splitting moll, 1 trenching tool, 1 heavy duty hammer. All for $400 obo. 604-767-4086

GORGEOUS Buffet and Hutch: $1450. Gorgeous all wood Buffet and Hutch, 85" high, 73" wide. Classic style: will work with any furniture you already have. email: SOLID WALNUT buffet hutch 1 pc, pc, 47'w x 16' d, 6 ft h grt for condo, Queen Anne, not a scratch, $475. 604-760-3975 TWIN BEDS, Simmons Orothopedic $125, Italian blue leather loveseat $195. Assorted Rosewood furniture. 604-926-2100


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

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CALLING ALL QUILTERS We’re looking for quality fabric in excellent condition. Want to clean out some of your stash? email: Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

MILITARY Medals & Collectibles Bought especially collections of Canadian & British Commonwealth medals, orders, badges, swords, etc. $250,000+ available for immediate settlement. Research & Appraisal Service. Collecting since 1975. Member MCC of C, OMRS. Call 604 727-0137 WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235

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RED Eared Slider Aquatic Turtle 3 months. Selling my red eared slider plus his home and everything that comes with it $100. Please contact me at 604-798-9745


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LONSDALE & 4th, 180° Views Southwest corner condo, impeccable apt, updated quality concrete bldg. Modern comfort, all amens, $367Kobo, 604-980-3186

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Cancer June 21-July 22: The main emphasis lies on communications, short trips, errands, paperwork, siblings, casual friends – and curiosity. Read, ask, learn while others are quite willing to divulge. You’ll feel a surface compatibility with almost everyone. Money continues to be good. Six weeks of anger, domestic friction now yield to a double effect: you’ll have romantic courage, and creative ambition, until early October. At the same time, you’ll feel that your domestic situation is holding you back – by October, this barrier will dissolve. Lucky finances Wednesday. Sweet understanding late week. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Turn your thoughts to money for the weeks ahead, to earnings, possessions, purchases. Sunday/Monday contain a couple of problems, and might bring a health concern, but these two days also offer money through work. (Now to 2018 is not the best time to purchase large machinery: it could contain electrical or fuel glitches. These same years beg you to travel internationally, attend higher learning, or plunge into a cultural ritual such as a wedding – but all these will entail giving up some work time or job security. I’d plunge into them anyway.) Opportunities, new people come midweek. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness are rolling to a yearly peak! Start important projects, call in markers, seek favours, submit proposals, ask for interviews, see and be seen. If you don’t know what to do, analyse your situation objectively, then step forward into what seems to be the best direction/venture. Realize higher-ups (and parents) are “in love” with you now to next June. They’re ready to give you a chance, to grant you favours – if you’re young, ask a parent for a down payment. Success times: Sunday a.m., Wednesday, Friday, and Saturday a.m. New love, late week?

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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: A month of work faces you. Well, buckle up and shift into higher gear. Sunday/Monday emphasize your career, meetings with higher-ups, and their judgement of your efforts. There’s opportunity here, but it entails much work. Friends want to gather ‘round midweek, but wait until Tuesday evening onward to celebrate. Wednesday, a great plan, perhaps to travel with friends, or to them. Retreat Thursday p.m. to Saturday: you’re tired, your charisma ebbs – all’s fine. All week (to Oct. 6) you grow more urgent or impulsive about sex and big finances – careful, especially Tuesday. Taurus April 20-May 20: A very pleasant month lies ahead. At the very least, you’ll pick up hints of romance, your creative depths will awaken, beauty will drift into your sight, and pleasures will call. A “long night” of legal, intellectual or cultural barriers will end Oct. 5, so take heart. (I mention this because Sunday/Monday, though romantic and dreamy, might again encounter these barriers.) Contain temper Tuesday: others are watching. Your ambitions meet an open door Wednesday: apply, propose, showcase your skills. This could be a significant turn! Popularity, fun, soaring optimism late week! Gemini May 21-June 20: It’s “down home” time. You might find a new home, or bury yourself in repairs, gardening and children’s programs. (Your kids are the foundation of the rest of your life: as they wilt or blossom, so will you.) Your workload intensifies to early October: take care with diet, driving, tools and fire. Mysteries and deep urges surface Sunday to Tuesday: avoid a financial or intimate commitment or change. (The “big change” remains strong, fruitful.) Midweek’s gentle, wise and loving – grab a travel or investment opportunity. Build ambition’s foundations late week: new heights loom!

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Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Retreat, find sweet solitude. Some social life still bubbles through this week, so enjoy moments. Use the weeks ahead to rest and recuperate, to examine your life thus far and make plans for the future. Keep up with government and administrative chores (e.g., tax records, office systems) and attend to health concerns. Get that dental work started, or apply for medical insurance. Higher-ups and VIPs still favour you for two more weeks, so remain ambitious. Sunday/Monday accent home, kids, security: just slog on through. Romantic notions sweeten midweek. Tackle chores Thursday on. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your popularity ascends all week and the next few. (It’s stronger after this week, which contains a lot of personal vibes and interests.) You’ve worked hard; now celebrate, seek entertainment, be with friends, swim in joyous optimism (OK, at least a pinch of optimism) and flirt – with prospects of all kinds. Casual friends, siblings and short trips arise Sunday/Monday. Accept and issue invitations. Be gentle on the home front Tuesday: you’ll bask in success here Wednesday. Romance, creative urges and a winning streak bless you Thursday eve to Saturday. Love’s possible! Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Be ambitious – the weeks ahead emphasize your career, worldly status and dealings with parents, authorities and bosses. (Notice how much easier all this is recently than three, four years ago?) As long as you’re eager and earnest, you’ll impress higher-ups and pass the tests they might give you. Right now, attitude is more important than skills. (Wish I’d known this 40 years ago!) Until October, it’s a good idea to put romance on hold. (You’d start an “imprisoning” love.) Money, spending need caution Sunday/Monday. Midweek’s busy. Sink into home, rest late week.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: You start this week in fine form – your energy’s high, you attract admiring glances, and you’re in accomplishment mode. Still, the “serious skies” over your career ambitions remain – meaning you’ll progress through diligence, not through slacking. (And your home life, parent-kid relations, need calm, diplomacy, especially Sunday night.) Take care with money Tuesday – happiness makes you spend unwisely. But pounce on money opportunities – and social joys – Wednesday/Thursday. Late week brings short trips, casual friend and information. Gentle love wafts through this week. Aquarius Jan.20-Feb.18:Retreat,rest,contemplate and plan Sunday to Tuesday morning. Be spiritual, charitable. Avoid competitive situations. Midday Tuesday your energy and charisma start rising – but avoid arguments (especially with higher-ups, police, etc.) and accidents. By this night, and Wednesday, you head into luck and success, especially in love, sex, finances and career. Look deeply, pry off the covers, be a detective: golden discoveries await. (This applies right into late September.) Chase money Thursday eve onward: but don’t buy big things: prices are near a temporary peak. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Important relationships fill this week. You’ll face opportunities and challenges, co-operation and competition. You’ll gain if you cooperate, join, and lose if you demand or say “me first.” You’ve begun to change, and others might be a bit puzzled by you. (Virgos stand out here – very subtly, in a wee but growing amount, they’re pleased but perplexed. Well, they’ll come around.) Sunday (though it needs money caution) and Monday fulfill a wish, and bring social delights. Retreat, rest, contemplate midweek. Your energy and charisma soar Thursday eve onward. Love possible! • Reading: 604-560-1269

A42 - North Shore News - Sunday, August 26, 2012


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Houses - Sale


Lower Lonsdale, Spacious BR, S.West corner, 180° Views, modern, comfort, 4blks to Seabus, updated concrete bldg. $367K, obo Info 604-980-3186

REAL DEPARTURE Bay-No steep stairs on cliff front. Just 2 blks to sandy, usable beach. 8 min to ferry, shopping closer. 2,600 sq ft, 2 bdrm suite, active views, 3 full baths, sep. laundries. Oversize corner lot w/ access to RV pad behind house. $439,000. Drive by 2895 Fairbanks (cnr Bay St.) Nanaimo. View by appointment. 250-585-1111, 250-729-7420

2BDRM/2BTH #308-10186-155 Street Move in ready! Designer colors, custom bar. Near transit, mall, park. $216,000 (604) 808-6847

Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call 604-630-3300

ENVIRONMENTAL NOTICE ENVIRONMENTALPROTECTION PROTECTION NOTICE TAKE NOTICE THAT Canexus Chemicals Canada Limited Partnership of Suite 2100, 144 – 4th Avenue SW, Calgary, AB T2P 3N4 applies to the Greater Vancouver Regional District (“Metro Vancouver”) pursuant to the Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008 for an amendment to their Permit GVA0010: 1.



GREAT Family Home. South facing 3861 sq ft custom home on a 6028 sq ft lot in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey. One owner, built in 2001. 6 bedrooms, study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Master bedroom has a large walk-in closet, soaker tub, and mountain views. Nice neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. Basement suite has 2 bedrooms, dishwasher, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room, or possible 3rd bedroom. Landscaped garden, large private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 5 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Centre is a 2 min drive. $699,800 Call 778-227-6253 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 $419,900 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892

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. REDUCED $224,900. Motivated. 1 604 625-3498


VANCOUVER LOT w/house, Killarney area, oil tank removed, clear title, quick closing, minutes to all amenities, 10 minutes to downtown, Call 604-317-0604


The characteristics of the emissions in specific terms including the content of potential pollution causing substances expressed in metric scientific units is as follows: a. Combustion processes: Primary fuel – Hydrogen; Secondary fuel – Natural Gas; b. Maximum Opacity: 5 Percent; c. No odours shall be detected beyond the plant boundary such that the District Director determines that air pollution has occurred. The volume of material to be discharged, emitted or stored (per specific time period) is as follows: a. Total Maximum Potential Rate of Discharge: Before: 800 m3/min at STP (STP = 20oC, 760 mm Hg) from a total of 8 sources. After: 1400 m3/min at STP (STP = 20oC, 760 mm Hg) from a total of 10 sources. b. Maximum Potential Duration of Operation: Before: 8,760 hours/year. After: 8,760 hours/year.



0.67 30 0.06 0.15 0.10 5.00 0.71 0.21 36.90

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LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/


Out Of Town Property

North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993

1118 Hillside Road, West Vancouver (British Properties) Luxurious new 7978sqft 7 bdrm VIEW home in prestigious British Properties. Open plan layout, h/w floors, huge master, theatre, wet bar, pool, hot tub, Smart Wired. Too much to list! $7,588,000 Call: (778) 867-7243 email:


Lots & Acreage

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811

UNIQUE LARGE Seymour River estate for sale, 5500 sf on 15,000 sf river property, a nature paradise. B&B potential! $ 1,655,000 Serious inquiries only.


BIRCH BAY WATERFRONT Home. Quality cust 3 BR, del mstr ste, 2 f/p, lrg deck/balc, priv beach w/stairs, amazing views/sunsets! $619,889. Windemere Real Estate RANDY WEG • 360-305-5704

COZY 2 bdrm on 10 acres in Lone Butte, barn, 2 car garage, new, no steps, complete reno, oak beams in L/R, large deck, drilled well, outbuildings. Close to Horse, Watch and Green Lakes. $278,000. Call 604-467-7144 or 604-250-1668


Okanagen/ Interior

IS IT TIME? Think of moving away from the City? Here is a 20 acre property with 1km of salmon creek, an orchard, greenhouse, garden, all within the Comox Valley City limits. Small and lovely 2 bdrm house, self contained cottage, studio, workshop & chicken coop. Meander along the many trails, sit by the pond, walk to the ocean. Much loved land but time to pass it on. $778,000. Agents welcome, finders fee. For more info

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EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456



Total *Detailed methods for calculating emissions are contained in the full application document.

This Notice is published pursuant to the Environmental Management Act, the Public Notification Regulation and the Greater Vancouver Regional District Air Quality Management Bylaw 1082, 2008. A person who may be adversely affected by the granting or amending of the permit, approval or operational certificate described in this notice may, within 30 days of its publication, notify Metro Vancouver’s District Director in writing stating how that person is affected. The District Director may take into consideration any information received after 30 days only if the District Director has not made a decision on the permit, approval or operational certificate.

Okanagen/ Interior

HAWAII, 3 acres of land, $25,000, Cash to me. (Depressed price). Gwen 604-732-7383

Total Emissions from All Sources Based on Requested Limits and or Estimates* Contaminant Emissions Emissions (tonnes/year)* (tonnes/year)* Particulate Matter Nitrogen Oxides Sulphur Oxides Volatile Organic Compounds Ammonia Carbon Monoxide Chlorine Hydrogen Chloride


Vancouver East Side

The purpose of this application is to request the following changes to a permit for a Chlor-Alkali Manufacturing Plant located at 100 Amherst Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7H 1S4: The plant has recently undergone a major technological upgrade, however continues to discharge emissions from the processing of chlorine gas, production of hydrochloric acid, and combustion of hydrogen and natural gas. The facility proposes to install and operate two additional hydrochloric acid production units. The facility also intends to operate the Number 1 hydrogen/natural gas boiler on a continuous basis due to limited capacity issues associated with the new Number 3 hydrogen boiler.


Houses - Sale

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

Dreaming of a New Home? VIEWS! 3BD/2.5BTH Top W Vancover Location, Lifestyle, Kitchen, Cherrywood Floor, Like New, Just Gorgeous $1,599,000. Interlink Realty (778) 882-8381



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



CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400

Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

CAPILANO CANYON 1st Time on market. 3225 Capilano Cres. North Van. MLS V965573

This is truly an incredible rare opportunity to own one of the most amazing properties in Capilano Canyon. Enjoy cliffside entertaining perched over the Capilano river watching Eagles soar and salmon spawn in this breathtaking peaceful location. With a 20,000+ sq ft lot, this home has over 2400 sq ft of living. Wonderful open main floor plan w/vaulted ceilings and wall to wall windows. 3 beds, 2.5 baths and 1000 sq feet of sundecks & patios to capture the essence of West Coast Living at the water’s edge. Walking distance to Edgemont Village, in the Handsworth School catchment and mins to Downtown & Whistler Sea to Sky Hwy. If you want privacy, a serene retreat and are a nature lover, don’t miss this very rare opportunity. For appt. pls contact Richard Getty 604-931-5551

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 $389/mth. R.V. $15,900 Call: 778.867.8735

MEXICO SAN CARLOS Beautiful Executive retirement home 5 hrs from Arizona! 3000sf incls sep guest hse. $229k 604-364-6441

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR brand new bldg, Central Lonsdale, $1000 incls hw/heat, ns Sept 1. 604-984-7535 after 4pm

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1085 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 604-980-3606

1 BR $950, large, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. Avail Aug 15 or Sept 1 604-987-4922

1 BR $1100 & $1175, BACH $900, New kitch/bath, dw, ns, np, lower Lonsdale, Sept 1, security camera’s onsite, 604-988-1939 1 BR $1150 Aug 1, 18th & Lonsdale carpet, incl heat & hw. 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692 1 BR 161 E Keith Rd, ns/np, $900 incls heat/hotwater, prkg, ldry avail now, 604-803-2017 1 BR $980. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. call 604-618-8338

127 E.4th St. 908-7368, 2 BR, 2 bth, 7 appls, prkg, small pet ok, Sep 1, lease, $1475.

175 W. 2nd Street 604-908-7368 2 BR, 2 bath, view, parking. N/P. lease, $1800. 1Br, large, $935 Sept 1. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-780-5646

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Sept 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 & 3 br Central Lonsdale fenced garden, fp, 1/1.5 bath, wd, ns np $1,000- $1450. 604-926-9216


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1450 604-921-4384 2 BR updated concrete, ocean view, nr sea bus $1385 incls heat, h/w, gym, prkg 604-721-9484 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

Delbrook Gardens 777 W.Queens. 2 bdrm townhome $1595; 3 bdrm $2,100 604-990-2971 or weekends 778.227.5042 EXTRA LARGE exec 2 br & den apt, 2,500 sf, priv deck, 2 bath, short/long term, ns, Parkgate, nr trails, golf, schools. $2,495 avail Sept 1st. 604-317-8811

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ $200 MOVING ALLOWANCE! 1BR top flr, NE corner, aprox 700sf, Sep 1, $935. Carpets, drapes, ht, htwtr, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745 Bach $745 avail now. 1BR $945 avail now. 2BR $1240 avail now. Bright large, Lynn Valley, coin laundry, u/g prkg, heat, hw incld, quiet bldg, close to shops & bus, cat ok, NS. Call Diana 604-980-9219


Bachelor $885 & 1 BR $1075 Move in Bonus. Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls. Call 604-986-3356 Lrg 1 BR $990 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, Sept 1, 604-990-4088

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, hardwood, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1150. 604-925-8824

(Family complex )

2 BDRM, 2 bath, bright Penthouse, New paint/deck, 1100sf, E 10th near Lonsdale, quiet bldg, large priv deck, h/wood flrs, spectacular Mnt City Views, ns/np, incls ht/cbl, refs, $1520. avail Immed, 604-317-7425 2 BR $1100, courtyard view, hw flrs, Sept 1, ctrl Lonsdale, incls heat/hw, no pets, 604-986-6418

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

CENTRAL LONSDALE 1 BR patio, d/w, Immed, cat ok $1050. 604-925-8824




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Recreation Property

MOUNTAIN COURT APTS, Lynn Valley, 1 Br $1000, 2BR $1300, 3 BR $1550. Hardwood, f/p, incls heat, hw, prkg & cable. Pool, cat ok 604-925-8824

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ BACHELOR $895 No pets, 604-988-7379 THE PIER 1 BR + Den, City view, pet ok, N/S, $1700. Avail Immed. Call 604-929-7482 WOODCROFT: 1 BR & 2 BR 1 year lease. ns, np. Utils. incld. COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

6505-12 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment 1 Beachfront Studio ! 12flrs up, 20ft priv deck, guest ste, pool, party rm, ns, max 2 604-943-2420

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $899,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515

SHAWNIGAN LAKE Lovely 3 BR 2 b ath home overlooking Shawnigan Lake on 3/4 acre. Nr Brentwood & Shawnigan Lake schools. $325,000. Cliff Moberg, Sutton Realty 250-748-5000

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1 BR Bellevue bright corner condo large patio, dw, prkg, np/ns $1225 hw/hydro 604-339-5754 BEST LAKE FRONT FROM VAN only 1 hr, nr Bellingham, 2,900 sft, 5 br, 4.5 bath, 18 yr old home. Beautiful low bank waterfront, $739,000. Call 604-734-1300 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 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

FANNY BAY, VAN. ISLAND WATERFRONT HOME 90’ of waterfront with a stunning custom built home offering panoramic views to Denman Isl and. Go to -Fanny Bay, B.C. - MLS # 316185 Click on Multimedia for Virtual tour. $669,000 Estate Sale. Rent out or make the move. The kids will be thrilled! Scampi Hirst Angell Hasman & Associates Realty. 604-728-6052


Real Estate Wanted

REAL ESTATE INVESTOR looking for, All Types of Property & Fixer Uppers. Call: Calum (604) 532-1923 or email:

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1650 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.


GET AWAY or Permanent Living close to Manning Park Community, wilderness & rec, 3 BR, 1.5ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+, $250K by owner, 604-795-3663

Studio & 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


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West Van Apt. Rentals

PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800

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.


LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of 1860’s gold rush. Caretaker, maint $775/yr, $40,000 obo. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

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

Houses - Rent

5 BDRM, 4 bath, 3 levels, 4000sf, 25 year Tudor, gourmet kitchen granite, SS appls, luxury baths, h/w flrs, dbl garage, convenient Blvd area, $4200/mo 604-626-1649 5 BR +den, upper Ambleside, cul de sac, nice area, ocean & city view, fully reno’d, new kitchen & appls. 3 bath, 2 fp, hardwood flrs. 2 decks, priv. back yard, Sept 1, $3950+utils, 778-885-8561 5 BR house Canyon Heights, 2.5 baths, ns $2500 + utils, avail Aug 15 604-926-5273, 403-606-5211 6 BR, 2.5 bath + den, Tempe Hghts n/s, n/p, walk to school/mall Sept 1st. $3,200. 604-716-3097 3 BR, 2.5 bath, 2 lvl, Lynn Valley, avail immed, ref, ns/np $2000, 1572 Coleman St 604-731-8804

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191, 3 Br, fp, hardwood, shed, carport, patio, lrg lot, quiet area, ns $2175

935 Marine Drive


DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2375 604-929-5191

Renovated, spacious 3 BR, two full baths. 1648 Square feet. 1000 sqft balcony, Heat, hot water and electricity included. Steps to shopping and transit. $2,995 per month.

205 East 8th Street

Call 604-922-3246

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall

2 Bdrm

Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt 2BR $1375 604-990-2971 weekends 778-238-4798.


Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, 3 bath, beaut, triplex, cntl Lons, granite kitch, f/p, priv yard, ns/np, $2300/mo, 604-921-9798

EDGEMONT Village Large 2bdrm, 1.5 bth, 5 appl,fp, fenced yard, 2 decks No Pets $1,800 Monthly. Call: (604) 983-3926


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR new designer, 800sf. min 2 mo lse, net, cable, gas fp, dw, wd, avail Now, nr park, Collingwood Schl, WVan $1300 604-926-7044

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

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

Large near new 3-4 BR duplex, 3 levels, 3.5 baths. NS/NP. Avail Sept 1. $3200. Lease & perfect references a must.

Al Dodimead ACD Realty 604 521-0311

3025 GRIFFIN PLACE 648-4453, 4 BR, 4.5 bth, 7 appls, garage, 5500 sqft, lease, $5000. 4 BDRM, 3 BATH, 2300SF, Hamilton Heights, new reno, lrg deck off kitchen, priv fenced back yard, Nr Cap Mall, in-law ste, n/s, no pets, $3300/mo + utils. Sept 1. 604-889-4946


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR bsmt ste, bright above grd, ns, small pet ok, 6 app, avail Now, $1100 incl utils, 604-988-1909 1 BR grd lvl, newly reno’d, nr Cap Mall & bus, yard, $950 incl heat & hydro, ns np. 604-987-2106 1 BR, grnd lvl, large bright, fp, patio, ns/np share wd, Mt Seymour area, suits 1, $850 inc util/ cable, Sept/Oct 604-929-1721 2 BR, 1 bath, g/l ste, own w/d, entr, lrg l/r, Montroyal Blvd, Nr Handsworth Elem. $1250 + % util, Sept 15. n/s, n/p, 604-985-5778 2 BR bsmt, Pemberton Hghts, 5 appls, ns/np, refs, suits 1 or 2, $1000 + 1/2 util, 604-802-7229 2 BR bsmt ste, Lynn Valley, nr amens, inste w/d, Now, $1150 + utils, NS/NP, 604-980-0313 2 BR, Calverhall, recent reno, wd, gas fp, storage, ns np, refs, $1200 incl utils, Aug 1. 604-971-3348 2 BR Caulfeild, lrg bright grnd flr, garden/patio, fp, new kitchen & appl, own wd, small dog ok $1,950/mth incl utils. Sept. 1st Paul Isaacs 604-250-1333 3 BDRM W Van, large 1st flr, view hw, suit 1 or couple, own w/d, ns/ np, $1150, avail Now, 926-2433 3 BR +den,Upper lvl, 2 bath, big kitchen, l/rm & d/rm, lrg back yrd, priv deck own w/d, kids & pets welcome garden maint incl. $2,600 quiet WVan area nr schools, prk, etc. avail now. 604-720-6033

View this & other properties @

4 BR British Properties main flr, 2 bath, f/p, 5 appl, nr Sentinal & Chartwell schools, prkg, storage, no pets. $2490 604-922-3499

3BDRM/2BTH 3230 Baird Road 1608sqft,quiet cul-de-sac, fridge stove,d/w,w/d, patio. Pets OK $2,300/Mo. Call: (604) 298-3235

BRITISH PROPERTIES, close to Sentinel school, bright new 3 bdrm grdn level, south facing, 4 app, np $1490. 604-626-2424

Panoramic Water View, Deep Cove, 3 BR, 2 ba, 2 decks, Now, $2195/mo, 604-929-5101

Spectacular 3 BR Waterfront home, by Architect Angus Culley, located in West Vancouver’s Eagle Island. Avail Oct to April, $6500/mo incls furnishings & all utils, for photo’s at: www. laportapropertiesunderrentals Stephanie 604-926-4740 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK - 9557 Williams, 3 Bdrm, 1 bath, Cozy HOUSE on

49’x171’lot, Exc Investment. $888/M RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br

Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M SURREY - 10707 - 139th St. Nice 2Br, CONDO, Lrg patio, Hot water incl. Quiet, Central Area, $1,088/M SURREY - 13828 - 116th Ave. 4 bdrm w/1 bdrm suite HOUSE on 1/2 acre lot, cul-de-sac. $1,188/m Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Office/Retail Rent

FOR LEASE or sale, 2154sf + Mezzanine. PRIME retail/office space, corner of LONSDALE/ ESPANADE, North Van. Avail Nov 1/12. 604-984-0836, email: OFFICE SPACE avail Dundarave prime location, water view, south facing 195 sqft office and 428 sqft office. Please call: 604-926-1010


NEW 2 BR bsmt suite, hardwood floors, 5 appls, gas f/p, ns np, Tempe Heights, Avail now, $1300 inc utils, internet. 604-340-8178

2BDRM SUITE, LIONS BAY 1200 sq ft, bright above ground. Private entry, dw, fp, full bathroom. Close to beach & bus stop. No pets. N/S. $1350 incl util. Avail Sept 1. Call 604-785-6871. SEPT 1, N Van, 3 bdrm, 1st floor, reno’d, priv entr, nr Bus/Save-on Foods, own w/d, $1750 + pet ok, 604-220-8966 or 778-888-3749 Shared Accomodations North Van, Clean 1 BR, own fridge, incls utils, $410/mo, 604-889-3597


Townhouses Rent

3 BDRM, den & rec rm, 2.5 bath, 18,000sqf, E 15th St & Lonsdale, 1 yr lease, ns/np $3000+util, avail now 604-785-0238

2 BR AVAIL. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1475/mo. Call, 604-986-0511


ROOMS AVAIL (2) in family home. $600/ea. Call Mina 604-516-9911


Shared Accommodation



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


North Vancouver

AWESOME 5 BR home, wd, i/net, $495, bath enste $595 incl, np/ns female, furn/unfurn 604-329-7449


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM in Horseshoe Bay house, priv bath & entry, avail now. $600/mth. 604-922-5991

To place your ad call


A44 - North Shore News - Sunday, August 26, 2012


Collectibles & Classics

Collectibles & Classics







Luxury Cars


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 1956 FORD TBIRD 312, v,8 dress kit auto, p/b, wings, skirts, continental, port hole top completley restored orig barret jackson 2 yrs ago priced to sell 26,000. 604.971.2263

1988 CADILLAC Fleetwood Brougham d’Elegance 82kms! Classic/Orig D10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 1991 CADILLAC DeVille, dark blue, 175km, original owner, $3500. Exc shape, 604-618-2208

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

2000 JAGUAR XJR, with vdp trim, navi, full load, $6,900. 604-771-0656 or 604-325-3200

2005 Ford Focus, ZX4 Low KMs Great deal: only 75,000 kms! 5 spd. manual / 1 owner/exc. condition/fully maint. (w/ proof). $7500. Call Zahir: (604) 721-6227

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

2000 Pontiac Sunfire GT, 185K Kms, 5 spd, no accidents orig owner, $3,300. 604-746-4142

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

2006 CHEVY MALIBU, very clean, auto, a/c, 4 cyl, 100k, runs good, $7,500. 778-855-5206

1970 Jaguar E-TYPE In excellent shape and ready to go for sunny summertime driving. Too many upgrades to list. Pictures and invoices available. REDUCED - $64,000

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $7,400. 604-591-8566



1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, V8 , 4 dr, heat lthr frnt/rear, s/roof, grt cond, recent work, RARE must sell $3000. 604-910-1139

To advertise call

1981 FIREBIRD T-top 305 eng, auto, excellent cond. $7500 obo. More info call 604-924-1511


Sales • Leasing • Rentals

2004 CHRYSLER Crossfire by Mercedes, blk, loaded, immac, 53K, $14,900, 604 723-5288

2004 DODGE SX 2.0, 127,000 kms, aircared, air, sunroof, tilt steering, p. windows, like new inside & out, 600 kms per tank, lady driven & owned since new. $5000 OBO Call 604-794-7426


Financin As Low Asg 4.99%

with factory warranty




2006 FORD Fusion, 73,000 km, 4 cyl, grt cond, 2nd owner $8800. 604-852-0533 * 778-241-3528

2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 29,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $16,900. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721 2008 CHRYSLER Sebring Convertible. Grey interior/grey exterior. Loaded, priced to sell. $11,900. Please call Richard, 778-222-0140 or 604-454-4000.

2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. all records, $15,800. 604-522-6877

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 9155

2006 Ford Freestyle Ltd Black leather interior - 7 Pass. 114K kms. LOADED WITH OPTIONS. $12,500. Call 604-786-6001

2006 FORD Ranger 4x4 Super Cab $8888. V6 auto, 99km, alloys & Warr,. D10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan 604-727-3111


1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

2001 TOYOTA Camry, auto, pwr pkg, exc cond, no accid, 150,000 km, $5,700. 604-724-4262

Scrap Car Removal

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

2001 Chrysler Sebring LXI Coupe Automatic w/ manual mode 108,000 kms, rare, ruby red pearl coat, 3.0 ltr V6, fully loaded, leather, 4 stack CD, Infinity Speaker system, $6,000. 604-467-9348

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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.

1971 CHEVY SUBURBAN, 3 DOOR 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $2900 obo. 604-769-4799.

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

1993 FORD Explorer Ltd. 6' lift on 35' tires, running gear danna straight front axel, fully rebuilt w/chrome molly inner and outer axel shafts, new universal & brakes, motor replaced with a newer less km V6 that runs great. All leather interior with power seats, $4800 obo. 604-220-0910

2007 INFINITI FX-35 Luxury 80 km, $22,500. Bal warr,1owner! V6 loadedAuto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763 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

2012 LEXUS RX350 Awd demo, 3km, Navi, 19' alloys, $52,500 lease/buyAuto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578

1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Automatic 171,000 kms. Restored. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. Receipts, too much to list. $4,500. Call: (778) 689-6094 1995 Land Rover Discovery 203K kms ex. con; new batt,tires no accid. $3,999 (604) 926-3052

2003 Mercedes-Benz CLK430 Cabriolet 84,000 kms Black on black, AMG package, wind screen, wheels, spoiler,Bose stereo! Mercedes serviced full records, garage kept, $18,900 Call: (604) 916-7402

2012 LEXUS RX350, V6, full loaded, 6/mo, no accidents, navi, rear camera, top model, 6 yr wrty, $52,800, obo, 604-925-3111 1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $4500. Don 604-988-0170


2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244,000 Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise.$8,350. 604-377-5751

2008-2010 Dodge Ram 3500 Diesel SLT Quad Cab 4x4 From $28,999

2011 Suzuki SX4

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

From $11,999

2011 Nissan Maxima Leather, sunroof, C7446


2011 Nissan Altima 2.5S

2011 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS



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

Auto, well equipped

2009 Honda Civic DX-G

2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan


from $15,499

From $12,499

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

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

2008 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 32,400 kms. Grannie summer driven. No accidents. Reduced price! $13,900. Call: (604) 820-1002 2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2009 Audi Q7 3.6 Automatic 80,000 kms, silver ext, black leather int, sunroof, tow hitch, nav, bluetooth. $40,000. Call: (604) 913-9221


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 60,000km, from desert $29,000 1-780-945-7945 or 604-926-7087

1998 Dodge Neon 175,128 kms Runs great. Orig. owner. No accidents. Automatic. $1,300 Call: (604) 807-2685

2010 Mitsubishi RVR

2010-2011 Ford Escape LTD AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

From $30,999


From $22,999

From $12,999

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon

2011 Ford Flex SEL & LTD

2011 Mazda 2

AWD, nav, loaded

2010 Smart Car

Passion model, C7521


2006 Hyundai Sonata

Pwr group, sunroof, V6, excellent condition, C7509A


AWD, pwr group, auto, a/c, CD, T5211

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

From $12,499

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

Leather, sunroof

Leather, sunroof, C5198

From $26,499

2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD 2.4L Sunroof, mags

From $23,499

1997 Jeep Cherokee Sport 4WD 239,000 km, trailer hitch. $1000. Peter 604-986-0018

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

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

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8 auto, 178,000km, no accidents, 1 owner, $4,995, 604-290-8012

2006 SUZUKI Boulevard 1500cc, flex pipes, new tires, lthr bags, w/screen $4995 1-604-791-1865

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

2007 Ford Mustang GT Convertible fully loaded, automatic, 140,000km, local. $17,000. (604) 721-8411.


Luxury Cars

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

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

2011 Dodge Ram 3500 LOW KMs, DIESEL $42,990. (604) 780-2696,

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm

2004, FORD F350, Super Duty, Lariat 6L diesel, 8 ft box, f/loaded, leather, trailer tow pack. New tires, brakes, rotors, windshield, 1 full yr bumper to bumper warranty remaining. 82,700km $22,500, 604-339-9427


Sports & Imports

From $23,499

1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles

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2005 Ford F-350 Lariat Super Duty, Crew Cab, Dually Automatic 84,000 kms, DVD Player, Fully Loaded $25,900. Call: (604) 780-2696 or email:

2007 YAMAHA Roadliner, candyred, custom pipes/seat, 14, kms, $9999 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D #10578

From $12,499

2010-2011 Jeep Wrangler

2006 Chevrolet Equinox LT Automatic 86,000 kms 6 cylinder,leather seats,sunroof,air conditioning 5x cd player 6 way pioneer speakers $12,250. Call: (778) 859-7204 2003 Nissan Xterra, 162,000 kms, 5 Sp. A/C Power Grp, New Trans/Clutch, New Exhaust, New Brakes, 17" Wheels, Tow Pkge. $7,900 Call: (604) 218-5460

View More Fleet at


1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 firm. 604-889-2525

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm

2006 BMW X3 2.5i Auto, 117,000 kms, AWD, Premium Pkg, $17,000 negotiable, Phone 604-760-3390

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Sunday, August 26, 2012 - North Shore News - A45


Only 6,300km, black, a/c, pwr group, keyless entry. STK 950670

WAS $23,995

NOW $22,282

WAS $19,900

NOW $17,888

WAS $37,995

STK 950710 WAS $29,998


Black on black, leather, navigation, 20” wheel pkg, sunroof, 1 owner, must see. STK 815101 WAS $30,998

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Grey, only 53,000km, a/c, CD/MP3.

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Crew cab, power group, trailer tow pkg, A/C. STK 8G83851 WAS $25,998

NOW $22,998

NOW $11,420

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All wheel drive, loaded with sunroof, navi, leather, immaculate.

NOW $35,800

1991 JAGUAR XJ6 luxury sedan; 6-cyl; $4880. Classic car; 138kms! Warr D#$10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

1994 AUDI Cabrio; V6; auto; service records; $8888. Rare W/Warr Auto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578 1994 MERCEDES C280, 85K, grey, fully loaded, extras, exc cond, $10K obo, Ladner 604-940-6460 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691

STK 950770. WAS $19,900

1994 VOLVO 940 sedan; $3880. 4Cyl, auto, Strong & Reliable; Incl Warr, Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D# 10578

Frozen white, only 8,558kms, rear door glass, a/c, pwr windows. STK 950630 WAS $26,988

NOW $24,988

NOW $17,680

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Leather heated seats, 7 pass, power group, A/C, cruise. STK 949370 WAS $32,998

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10 FORD EDGE LIMITED AWD Loaded with navigation, sunroof, leather. STK 950090 WAS $31,998

1999 HONDA Civic 'SI' 135km, auto, Special Xtra clean! s/roof; pwr pkg $5888. D10578 AUTO Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8500. 604-440-4322

2000 MERCEDES E55 AMG, beautiful, exc cond, 113K, price to sell, $12,900, 778-846-2933

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.

2000 VOLVO V70 wagon; local; $4450. auto, 1-yr Warr, lthr, Safe.Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 D# 10578

2005 TOYOTA Camry LE, 95,000 kms, local, excellent cond $8880. 604-988-7812

2000 VW Jetta 1.8T 5 spd, new clutch & susp, 191km, 1 own, no acc. $4500 OBO 604-988-9275

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357

2001 VW Cabrio, auto, Warranty, local, Records, $4880. Safe & fun. Auto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578

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


2002 BMW 525i Agent maintained, 200,000km. M6 wheels, exc cond. $8K (778) 991-4001 1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $13,900 obo. 778-889-6557

Brilliant black, 4WD, pwr group, keyless entry. STK 950620. WAS $30,998

2002 NISSAN Maxima 'SE' $7,450. 6 spd, lthr, 114 km! local; NO cccid, D#10578 AUTO Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

NOW $29,288


1997 MAZDA Protege 5sp std, a/c, very well kept, good mpg $2500 obo. 604-738-3797.

2006 MERCEDES Benz SLK280 premium pkg, auto, low kms retract hard top, receipts since new, $25,800. 604-734-8861

NOW $12,988


WAS $36,998

WAS $16,888

NOW $33,800


Top of the line, pearl white, sunroof, navigation, leather, like new, only 20,000km. WAS $38,998

NOW $36,998

2007 SOLARA SLE soft top convert, luxury, 21km, $22,500 D10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2007 TOYOTA Yaris sedan $6,999. local; 4 cyl 5spd Reliable! SpotlessAuto Depot 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111 D#10578

2008 HONDA Civic, 4 dr, silver, auto, 60,000kms, excl cond, fully loaded, $10,500. 604 518-3166

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

2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $7,500. 778-227-2010

NOW $15,888

10 CHEVY EQUINOX AWD 2LT V6, A/C, power group, cruise, aluminum wheels. STK 950310

1997 VOLVO 850 GLT Sport Wagon $3850 auto, alloys, Warr incl # D10578 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891 2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess

WAS $26,998

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2008 SMART convert, gas, lthr, pwr top, A/cond, 60kms! $11,888. Loaded D10578 AUTO Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $19,000 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014.

2012 VW Passat CC the most stylish VW; X-company car; 13km, $29,500. #10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch, NVan, 604-727-3111

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

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2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228



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2009 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic, only 46,500kms, premium pkg, navigation, sport pkg, glass sunroof, factory warranty until Mar 2013, iridium silver, black leather twinned, immaculate.$28,850 2011 BMW 323i Sport Sedan, premium pkg, glass roof, alloys, pwr heated seats, only 38,200kms, balance of factory warranty, pearl black, $27,850 black leatherette. Rare 2003 Mercedes Benz CLK 500, only 58,000kms, local, one owner, MB serviced, AMG appearance pkg, silver on grey leather, truly a great car. Only $19,850 2006 BMW X3 2.5i, only 63,500kms, auto, pw, heated seats, panorama glass roof, alloys, park assist, new tires, brakes & rotors, silver, blue on black leatherette, very clean $18,850 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714 or visit:


2009 Mercedes Benz B200, 4 cyl, auto, ps, pw, premium & chrome pkg, glass moonroof, balance of factory warranty, mountain grey on black fabric, only 73,000kms, immaculate $16,850 2010 Toyota Corolla S Pkg, only 13,000kms, auto, pwr windows, a/c, alloys, balance of factory warranty, as new. $15,850 2003 Mercedes Benz C240 only 49,800kms, auto, moon roof, PS, A/C, Mercedes serviced, very nice, blue/black $11,850 2010 Smart, auto, pwr windows, a/c, heated seats, MB serviced, balance of factory warranty, new tires, only 49,000km. $9,850 2005 Smart Convertible (diesel) only 53,000kms, pw, A/C, alloys, Mercedes Benz serviced, silver/black. $8,350

843 West 1st St. N.Van

2003 Honda Accord EX-V6 Excell. No Acc, 191K,3.0L,Maint, Leather, $7,500; (604) 376-3389

2007 Acura TL Auto, 122,000 kms. Financing Available $16,880. Call: (604)780-2696

2007 HONDA Accord EX-L 82 km, 4 cyl, 5sp, lthr, s/roof, $11,888. w/warr, D10578 Auto Depot 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111



1988 CHEV 20 work van, 3/4 ton, Aircared, original owner, good running order $1100 obo 604-986-2430

2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543

Rates From As Low As


Sports & Imports

2010 Toyota Yaris 32,000 kms Very clean, light blue hatchback, auto, a/c, no accidents, $14,000 obo. Call: (604) 793-2938

INFINITI G35 2003 Now $12,800 one owner, exc. cond. power all, just 83,000 km. 604.721.4414

• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance


2006 TOYOTA Corolla, standard 5 spd, (loaded), 84km, Silver, like new $8800 obo. 604-926-0308 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

Coupe, sunroof, 6 speed, black rear spoiler, immaculate. STK 878331

2008 LEXUS IS250 Awd V6; Navi, 77km, Lexus Warr, $29,500, lease or buy, D10578 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

5 door, auto, A/C, power group, tilt.


Equipped with leather, power sunroof, navigation, only 6,000km, like new.

Sports & Imports

2006 NISSAN Altima 2.5S Special Edition 94,000 km automatic, spoiler, fog lights, new tires, winter mats. $10,888. Call 604-819-9596 Chilliwack

WAS $14,998

NOW $28,998


Financing & Leasing Available

Maroon, a/c, pwr group, keyless entry.

STK ORI8301 WAS $11,998


Sports & Imports


AWD, only 54,000km, aqua, a/c, pwr group, keyless entry.STK 950570

WAS $19,900



1996 ACURA RL. Always dealer serviced very good cond new tires/ brakes. $3,400 obo 604.926.8047,


Sports & Imports


White, only 25,500km, pwr group, keyless entry.

STK 950690 WAS $36,998


Pwr group, keyless entry, 312hp, silver ice.

STK 950680 WAS $12,998


Sports & Imports



NOW $35,202


Black, only 33,000km, a/c, moonroof, pwr group, keyless entry. STK 950660


4WD, crew cab, grey, only 62,100km, leather, pwr group. STK 950800


1993 WESTFALIA VW Euro-Van, Weekender slps 4, auto; Pop-top; $8888. 1 yr warr Auto Depot 604-727-3111 D10578

2007 JAGUAR XK Convertible, indigo Blue, 17,900 km, w/3 yr global warr, new michelin tires. $48,000. 1 owner, 604-926-8877 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735

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Appliance Repairs

2000 Dodge Caravan 60,000 kms HANDICAP Van with Side Entrance Ramp. $18,000. Call (604) 294-6971


2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $4900 604-820-0486

2004 CHEV Express 8 pass nr new tires, v8 auto, 188,285km good cond $12,000. 604-856-7455

2002 Chevrolet Venture No accidents, $3,900. Call: (604) 309-4208;

2006 GMC Savana Automatic 190,000 kms 4.8l. Runs like new. Good Condition. Offers. $8,000 Call: (604) 876-5015

1991 COLEMAN tent trailor, gd cond, awning w/screen rm, h/water, furnace, slps 6, 604-980-6837

1994 SPECIAL Edition Travelaire 5th whl, 26.5, generator, lam flrs, $4600 obo (Abbot) 604-504-0408 14 ALUMINUM DURABOAT, 25hp evinrude motor, fishing rods, incls trailer, $4750. 604-519-0075

2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 140 kms, good cond., $3375. 604-846-8593 after 4pm or all day wkends


2007 TRAIL Lite Modle TL8230, Light Weight. New cond. 1 owner. Extras. $16500 604 224 4927

1976 CASCADE Pilothouse Ketch. 42 ft sail boat. New dinghy & outboard motor. Radar & auto pilot. Perfect coastal cruiser. Live aboard. $34,800. 604-538-1410

1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140

★2008 30’ 5th wheel. double slideout, lots of storage, new front tires, very clean, 2 entrance bath. $21k. Hitch incl. 604-466-8116 or 604-760-2967

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 1998 SLUMBER queen 7.6’ Import camper 520 kg, new propane 2011, folding alum steps & hand rail, 3 brn stove, porta potti, forced air furn, hyd jacks - hold downs, pressure 50 ltr water/ 3 way fridge/freezer. Will fit short box p/u or import. Excl cond $4500 obo. Ph 604-858-5624 Chwk


CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at call Paul 604-787-7484 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559


1995 FLEETWOOD Coronado, very low miles, new tires, sleeps 6, excellent cond. $13,950 obo, Call 778-822-2475 1996 SEA Breeze 31' (Class A) Heavy duty 460-7.5 litre Ford engine, Fully equipped, $19,900 obo 604-746-5898. Abbotsford


A QUICK CONSTRUCTION Carpentry, Siding, Deck, Paint, all repair North Shore 604-418-6020

2008 ALPENLITE 31ck Ltd Edition, 3 slides, ex cond, retail $80K, ask: $49,500, obo 604-814-5071

Carpet Cleaning

PRO CARPET (& lino) INSTALL Repair, wrinkles, patch, fray, etc. Reas., 25 yrs exp. 604-984-7111 2008 ITASA SUNOVA 29R MOTORHOME 41,000 kms V10 Ford engine, automatic HD Shaw Direct satilite dish, 2 slide outs, Jensen entertainment 12 volt HDTV, viper alarm system, 2-80 watt solar panels, 2400 watt inverter, 2 awning curtains for back and side, front and side window shields, ducted air conditioning with heat pump, excellent condition ready to go. $74,900 Call: (604) 755-0423 or email:



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

Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.


$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 40’ MOUNTAIN Aire, Dsl pusher Like new. incl tow jeep. $79,000. Ph 604 795-9967



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

2007 20’ Monterey, 95 hrs, ski tower, extra stand up cover service rec’d, tandem trailer, like new $23,700. 604-796-9074

2002 26’ 5th Wheel, rear entry, mid kitchen, f/load, exc cond new price: $11,500. 604-929-2688

2008 Seville 38’ 5th. Top of the line-fully loaded. Winter pkg, 4 slides. $43,800. 604-870-4799

CONCRETE FORMING & Concrete Work & Framing. Small & big jobs. John 604-562-1122 EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime

8073 1989 Prowler/Cooper 19’, 4.3 Merc. inboard, dry-storage kept, loaded, like new, $18,000 obo Call: (604) 921-9433

2003 NEWMAR Dutch Star, 3 slides, 39’, 65,000mi, full paint freight liner Chassis, 330 Cat engine. Computer desk, solid desk oak cabinets. $78,500. Ph 604-846-5046 Chwk 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

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SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & insured. Washers, dryers, stoves, dishw’rs & fridges. 604-346-8925


2002 HONDA Odyssey EXL, loaded, gray, new tires, 206K km Must Sell! Call 604-787-7335

2002 Dodge Caravan 340,000 kms aircared lots upgraded $2,000 Call: (604) 220-4827


1 private party photo auto ad, 3 lines in 6 community papers. 1 online auto ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel,

for up to one year.

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

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 LIC. ELECTRICIAN #17228. Panel/service upgrades. All types of Home wiring, renovations, small jobs too! Call Larry 604-726-6051 LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




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.



Best Price Beautiful Cedar Fence ★ Install or Repair ★ Swiss Craftmanship ERWIN 778-835-5015

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


Furniture Repairs/ Refinishing

QUALITY FURNITURE Repair & Refinishing. Emily Carr grad. .. Call Tony 778-238-1843




Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604 NORTH SHORE GUTTERS ★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning


established 1963

8130 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 DRYWALL RENOVATIONS Taping, Boarding, Texture. 24 yrs exp. Paul 604-780-5912 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208




2006 GEORGETOWN XL, 35’ 9', 3 slides, V10, 20k miles, tow car avail, $62,000 604-948-5048

604-999-2332 # 1167 LIC. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter, 25 yrs exp, low prices. 617-1774


2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426

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


■ Paving Stones ■ Retaining Walls ■ Fences ■ Flagstone ■ Rock Walls ■ Lighting ■ Irrigation ★Expert Installations★ North Shore Company

Darren 778-926-2145

Garden Services

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


GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS Landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322


Lawn & Garden


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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 Call

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Summer Yard Cleanups ■ Hedges & Trees ■ Lawns & Garden Etc! George’s cell

★ 604-317-3552


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

Call Michael – 604 619-1126



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101


Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-Up

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• Summer Planting • Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Professional & experienced • References Available

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Your North Shore Source For All Electrical Needs & Panel Upgrading Reasonable - Free Estimate


A.All Area Gardening Service


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


REC Trailer 0 kms restored like new. Sleeps 6. 18’ awning incl. $4,000 obo Call: (604) 255-7150

Give us a call: 604.630.3300 Or place online:


KEYSTONE 2 slide light low km, 2 qn beds, sleeps 8, ext kitch,$14,900 Call:604-988-1408

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894


ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $5500 obo. 604-817-9004

1995 FORD Windstar Minivan,165,500km, air cared, gd cond, $2000, 604-347-8238


“The Grass is Greener”

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

Nick 929-7732

Allwest Garden Service: Lawn maint, cleanups, trim, top, prune. All types of lawn and garden apps. 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

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Call ThE Experts

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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

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Painting/ Wallpaper

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Oil Tank Removal

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

Painting/ Wallpaper


Free Estimates

Call Peter: 778.858.5793

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A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY Painter, meticulous, prof & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

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Interior & Exterior

Always Exceeding Expectations



Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187



Actual Plumbing ★ 24 / 7★

❏ Senior’s Discount ❏ Military Discount ❏ Same Day Hotwater Tank ❏ No Job Too Small ❏ Licensed & Insured ❏ BBB

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

MASTER Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648 SAM’S PAINTING - Int/ext North Shore Co. 778-319-2690 ★ SEA TO SKY PAINTING ★ Small or Big Jobs, Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554 TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270 WEST COAST PAINTING LTD Houses, Buildings, Renos. In/Out, License & Ins. Call 604-985-0402


Power Washing


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PS POWERWASHING All types of powerwashing. Reas rates. Summer Disc. Peter, 778-858-5793

Paving Stones, Retaining Walls, Fences, Flagstone, Rock Walls, Irrigation, Lighting, North Shore Company. Darren 778-926-2145

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


Renovations & Home Improvement

On Site

Bathroom Kitchen Interior Exterior



PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

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

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Power Washing

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ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 Fancy Decks made with quality material. See our work at call Paul 604-787-7484


NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333


Rubbish Removal


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


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BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

THE(since ROOFER 1978)

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Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

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DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins start at $145 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior


Top Soil

DALTON TRUCKING Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil. Gravel, Sand, Rock & More. Dirt Bins, Dump Sites, Trucking Deliveries 604-986-6944


Tree Services

NORTH SHORE TREE & Hedge Certified arborist. Fully Insured Call Daryl 604-988-4479 TRIM, PRUNE, Tree Topping, Stump Grinding, Gen. Clean-up 604-726-9153, 604-926-1526



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20 year Labour Warranty available






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1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466

Summer Promo 25% off until Sept 30th !

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



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

Renovations & Home Improvement

604-773-4549 Spring Cleaning and prep to paint. Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.

Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

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Refer to the Home Services Section for all your needs.

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All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357

• Identify and repair leaks • Low maintenance siding • Add exterior insulation





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Don’t struggle cutting your grass. Hire a Lawn Care professional. See section 8160 in the Home Services.

A48 - North Shore News - Sunday, August 26, 2012


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