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Fireﬁghters tackle Maplewood brush ﬁre James Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
A brush ﬁre in the Maplewood Conservation Area Thursday capped a busy week for North Vancouver ﬁreﬁghters, who dealt with a series of blazes caused by everything from faulty ﬁreplaces to remotecontrol cars.
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A Metro Vancouver watershed protection team digs through scorched debris in the Maplewood Conservation Area after a bush ﬁre scorched a 500-square-foot patch of woodland Thursday morning. It was one in a string of blazes to hit North Vancouver in the past week.
District crews rushed to the sanctuary on Dollarton Highway Thursday morning after staff at an onsite ofﬁce smelled smoke coming in through a ventilation system. Fireﬁghters made their way into the woodland area to ﬁnd a 500-square-foot patch of underbrush in ﬂames. After setting up a hose close to a third of a kilometre long to bring water in from the road, they doused the blaze, getting it under control in about 45 minutes, before See Busy page 5
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A man who recently received an apology from the North Vancouver school district for a homophobic slur printed in a 1970 school annual says he’s shocked by the recent suicide of a Port Coquitlam teenager after she was also bullied at school and online.
“I’m totally shocked,” said Robin Tomlin, who recently went public with his own story of bullying that happened in North Vancouver 42 years ago. “My ﬁrst thought was ‘We’ve got to stop this,’” said Tomlin. “As Canadians, we should all hang our heads in shame.” Tomlin was voicing his shock on Friday along with others
‘We’ve got to stop this,’ says man bullied as North Van teen
from around North America about the tragic story of 15-yearold Amanda Todd. Todd was found dead on Wednesday of an apparent suicide. That was just ﬁve weeks after she posted a wrenching video on YouTube that told the story of how she endured years of bullying. In the video, Todd didn’t speak but held up pieces of paper with written phrases describing how she was harassed through Facebook and how an embarrassing photo was continually circulated online. She switched schools to try to escape the bullying, but she continued to be targeted.
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In the video, she wrote of being suicidal. Tomlin said the fact the video had been posted for weeks and was viewed by her peers without anyone succeeding in helping the teen is shameful. “Everybody that knew her” is partly responsible for her death, he said. “They didn’t do anything.” Tomlin said despite the passage of time since his own trauma at the hands of bullies, “she fell through some of the same cracks I went through . . . the school system failed her.” Tomlin said he thinks bullying is even worse for kids these days, because so much of the behaviour takes place online where it’s difﬁcult to track perpetrators and slurs never go away. Since he went public with his own story this month, “I’ve had mothers email me saying it happened to their kids,” he said. Tomlin said he believes the province should set up a task See Tomlin page 5
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AMMON Watkins (left), his mother Maggie and sisters Breanna and Savannah travelled around the globe on a four-year family journey, resulting in many interesting passport stamps. Savannah Watkins chronicled the beginning of the journey in her book, Sihpromatum — I grew my boobs in China.
FOUR YEARS ON THE ROAD AND OFF THE BEATEN TRACK
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AFTER a four-year journey together through more than 80 countries, the Watkins family has no secrets.
The West Vancouver family also knows a few things their former neighbours in the British Properties probably don’t. Like the way to pick a goat’s head in the market is by checking its teeth. That there are no roads in much of Mongolia, just breathtaking panoramas. That the Gobi Desert will suck the moisture from beneath your ﬁngernails. That privacy is a luxury most of the world doesn’t share. It wasn’t always like this. Eight years ago, the former North Shore family was living comfortably, running an adventure-tour family business catering to ESL students, before their lives took a 180-degree turn. The family — including three of four siblings ranging in age from 14 to 25 — lived in a large rented house in a toney West Vancouver neighbourhood. They weren’t rich, said Maggie Watkins, but “we were surrounded by a lot of wealth.” Everything changed when Maggie’s husband Brandon walked out and her marriage crumbled when she was 45. At some point soon after she was asked, “Well, what do you want to do?” What she wanted to do, she realized, was take her kids and see the world. Not everyone was thrilled. “I was devastated,” said Savannah Grace Watkins, now 22 and the author of a new self-published book about the family’s travels, Sihpromatum – I Grew My Boobs in China. Sihpromatum is a word meaning a blessing that initially appears to be a curse. Then just 14, what Savannah wanted was to hang out with her friends “and discover boys and stuff.” Instead, her mother told her, “We’re going to sell everything we have and get a backpack and go to China.” “My whole life just got ripped away,” she said. They started having garage sales — lots of them — getting rid of ping pong tables, beds, trampolines, sports equipment, clothes; everything that had previously ﬁlled their seven-bedroom home. In place of those things, they got two backpacks each — a big one to hoist on their backs and a small daypack to carry on their front. They took clothes, medical supplies, books, sleeping bags, hiking boots
and sandals. “There were no high heels,” said Savannah Grace. “Nothing like a hair dryer.” The original plan was to go for a year, ending their trip in Australia. Ammon Watkins, then 25 and the oldest of the Watkins kids, had backpacked before and was the organizer and leader of the group, arranging visas and planning their route. “From the time we thought about it to the time we left it was ﬁve months,” said Ammon. They had $60,000 when they started — and more than a few preconceived ideas. “I was totally afraid of the squatty toilet. I thought it was going to be the most horrifying experience of my life,” said Savannah. “My biggest concern was travelling with them,” said Ammon. “I had no idea how the family dynamic would work or how they would adjust.” On May 5, 2005, they left for Hong Kong, spending the ﬁrst night sleeping in the airport. From there, they moved on to the cheapest room they could ﬁnd — about the size of a walk-in closet. It had running water, though, which they would later learn to appreciate. The family spent two months in China, travelling by local buses and trains. They visited the Chengdu Panda Bear Reserve, ancient mud caves in Yangshuo, the Great Wall and the terracotta warriors, a world heritage site. They saw massive cities and the largest Buddha in the world carved out of a cliff face in Leshan. They took a boat trip down the Yangtze River before the Three Gorges Dam was ﬁnished. “We were probably one of the last groups to do it. The water had already risen quite a bit by the time we got there,” said Ammon. Away from the more popular destinations, they learned to navigate markets selling barbecued chicken feet, snacks of duck tongues and pots of boiling goats’ heads. They began to learn how differently the rest of the world lives. At one point, Maggie found herself talking to “a small person, a woman” who wanted to practise her English. “I thought she was 60 years old. She was 16. She looked like a little old lady.” “That’s the culture shock,” said Savannah. “Feeling they live a completely different life. It’s a hard life.” That was before other countries where they’d see former battlegrounds, and limbless beggars. See Learning page 9
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Tomlin suggests B.C. task force on bullying From page 1 force on bullying and enact stronger rules and guidelines for school districts to follow. In a case like Todd’s, direct intervention is needed, said Tomlin. Cari Wilson, a digital literacy teacher for elementary school students in West Vancouver, said Todd’s tragic story has got a lot of teachers talking about issues of bullying and online behaviour with their students. “It’s really hit a lot of us,” she said. “A lot of us are really thinking that could have been one of our students.” Teachers are also grappling with the question of whether social media is to blame for situations like Todd’s or whether that just makes it easier for bullies to victimize teens. Wilson said Todd’s story illustrates the way that posting photos or information online can come back to haunt kids if they don’t understand the repercussions of their actions. But “no person deserves to be treated that way,” said Wilson. Wilson said she’s seen the video and shocked by the kinds of taunts Todd endured. She said she’d like to see laws changed so that those who post hateful comments online can be tracked and criminally prosecuted. Wilson stressed there is help for kids who are being bullied in local school districts. She said she’d also like to see adults and kids start to use social media to combat bullying.
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specialized teams from Metro Vancouver and the province joined up to help ensure it was completely extinguished. It was the second brush ﬁre the department had dealt with in a week, and the predictable result of the long stretch of unseasonably dry weather that came to an end late Thursday, said assistant ﬁre chief Mike Cairns. The same week also saw several structural ﬁres, he noted, all of which were discovered and put out before they caused serious damage or injury. On Oct. 3, residents of a low-rise at 17th Street and Chesterﬁeld Avenue called 9-1-1 when their building started to ﬁll with smoke. Fire crews evacuated the complex and eventually tracked the problem to the kitchen of a ﬁrst-ﬂoor suite, where an unattended cooking pot had caught ﬁre. The ﬂames were contained to a single room, but much of the complex suffered smoke damage. Two elderly residents of another suite were treated for mild smoke inhalation. Three days later, ﬁreﬁghters were called to the 4100-block of Capilano Road when residents discovered a ﬁre in their garage. The blaze was once again quickly contained, but this time the cause turned out to be a set of remote-control cars. Investigators speculated the toys’ chargers had overloaded a circuit and ignited. A little less than a day after that incident, residents of a home in the 1700-block of Riverside Drive had a close call when they woke in the middle of the night to ﬁnd smoke in the living room. The owners and two guests escaped before the building ﬁlled with toxic fumes. Fireﬁghters tracked the source to a wall next to the ﬁreplace.
Heat and possibly embers had apparently made their way through a ﬂaw in the brickwork into to the surrounding wood, setting it alight. Crews tore apart the wall and extinguished the ﬁre. The incident could have been much worse had it not been caught when it was, said Cairns. “These ﬁres can quite often smoulder because there is a lack of air in there,” he said. “But then they’ll break out, they have oxygen and you’ll have quite an involved ﬁre.” Taken together, the week’s events point to some simple precautions homeowners can take to protect themselves, said Cairns. Smoke detectors should be kept near kitchens and in good working order, the owners of older homes should have their ﬁreplaces and wiring inspected from time to time by a professional, and residents should be careful not to plug too many devices into a single circuit, he said.
Lack of ﬂashlights causes hiker’s fall James Weldon firstname.lastname@example.org
A North Vancouver hiker had an unscheduled stay in the forest last week after a stumble in the darkness left him stranded near Seymour Lake. The accident happened while the man and four companions were on an excursion up the Seymour Valley Oct. 4. The group had set out from Rice Lake at around 10 a.m., according to rescuers, before abandoning their bikes near the north end of the valley and heading up Coliseum Mountain on foot. They made it to the peak, but were only about halfway down when the light started to fail. As they made their way through the darkness, with only two lights between them, one member set a foot down badly and rolled an ankle.
With the man unable to continue on his own, the hikers called 9-1-1. The call was passed on to members of North Shore Rescue, who reached the group at about midnight. Two volunteers stayed at the site to set up camp and tend to the victim while the rest of the team hiked the others out. A helicopter reached the area at about 7:30 a.m. and ﬂew the man to safety. “This is a classic example of the type of calls we start to see in the fall,” said search manager Douglas Pope. “This group didn’t plan well for the amount of daylight; they took on a long and difﬁcult hike, and started too late in the day.” Before setting out into the woods, even for a short excursion, hikers should ensure they have all 10 essentials listed on the NSR site — including a reliable light source, said Pope. For more information, visit northshorerescue.com.
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T is horrifying to learn that a young girl has taken her own life feeling alone and persecuted. Whatever the facts surrounding the death of Amanda Todd — still to be determined by the coroner and a police investigation — all parents should have a plan in place to train their children in online interaction from an early age. This isn’t about how an operating system works, but about teaching appropriate online behaviour; about giving and receiving respect. That involves modelling appropriate behaviour and teaching that a careless word or an inappropriate photo in an email or text, unlike in face-to-face conversation, is potentially permanent and seen by everyone in the world. If it’s thoughtless, stupid or mean, it will hurt the recipient — but it may also come back to haunt the sender.
You said it “I was hoping for this kind of response, but when I actually got it, it surprised the hell out of me.” After a high school experience marred by homophobic bullying, Argyle graduate Robin Tomlin reﬂects on the outpouring of public support he received during his successful campaign to get an apology from the North Vancouver school district (from an Oct. 7 news story). ••• “There’s more than a little bit of penis envy in that. You don’t ﬁll a room and generate this kind of buzz and excitement because of a name.” Former West Vancouver Liberal candidate Dan Veniez discusses the popularity of Justin Trudeau, and the accompanying backlash against the son of former prime minister Pierre Trudeau (from an Oct. 10 news story). ••• “It was a lot of tossing us bones instead of giving us real infrastructure.” Cycling advocate Jay MacDonald on the lack of bicycle lanes in the District of North Vancouver and the improved 2012 transit plan (from an Oct. 12 news story).
Parents should also have considered how they might respond should they suspect their child is a target of online bullies. The problem with the Age of Social Media is that it operates instantly. An interchange between two children can spread like brushﬁre to include others in the same social circle. StopCyberbullying.org suggests parents train their children to “stop, block and tell. Have them stop and not answer back. Block the person and message. And tell you, as their trusted adult, if anything else happens.” The last instruction is the most difﬁcult for many teens; surveys conﬁrm the majority of young teens assume their parents will make a bad situation worse. The key for parents will lie in trust built over years, not a single command.
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Dear Editor: The City of North Vancouver approved the Low Level Road project with the intent to “improve community livability.” Within months of that approval — Port Metro Vancouver is being asked by Richardson Terminals to build a 175feet high by 575-feet wide wall of grain elevators that will permanently impair the viewscape of the North Shore and seriously erode property values for homeowners in the 500 and 600 blocks between East First Street and East Fifth Street. One hundred home owners will be affected by the development. The expected property value loss will range from 10 per cent to 40 per cent of
property values for owners depending on their distance from the development and the impact of the development on their view. This is between $100,000 and $400,000 per affected owner. A total of $20,000,000 of property value will be lost. The life savings of a number of residents will be destroyed if this development proceeds. The City of North Vancouver should stand up for its constituents and demand that Port Metro Vancouver insist that Richardson Terminals implement their alternative plans that do not have this impact. Marlene and Charles Goodbrand North Vancouver
Bullies need to apologize Dear Editor: It is with pride and joy that I read James Weldon’s Oct. 7 story, NVSD Apologizes for Yearbook Slur, in regards to Robin Tomlin and his experience with bullying and ﬁnally getting some form of redress from the North Vancouver school board, even if it is tempered by the fact that none of his tormentors have stepped to the front of the line to apologize for their conduct and behaviour. Most, if not all of these persons are alive to this date. The cowardly nature of the bullies is noted by their lack of presence and action to redress a wrong done long ago, with forethought and malice. I have great respect for the dignity of Mr. Tomlin. Joseph Julien Levesque Vancouver
NVSD’s anti-homophobia policy questioned Dear Editor: Robin Tomlin has waited 42 years for an apology for the homophobia he endured in school. Only once he got legal representation did the North Vancouver school district begin to publicly acknowledge their discriminatory actions. Student Azmi Jubran also sought help through the B.C. Human Rights Tribunal and subsequent courts before this board admitted to his horriﬁc treatment. Having worked with many school boards across the province on lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, queer/questioning (LGBTQ) policy development in the past decade, I believe that North Vancouver has one of the poorest anti-homophobia policies in the province. Many urban and rural school boards
have far superior ones. I’m not surprised that North Vancouver is ﬁnally capitulating and issuing an apology now that they are once again under the scrutiny of negative media attention. Preventative education and teaching acceptance of LGBTQ people is a much better route for serving all students and families in their care. Tomlin’s story is a sad reminder of how the scars of homophobic and transphobic bullying in schools can last a lifetime. For a list of existing school board policies and their regulations for implementation look here: bctf.ca/SocialJustice. aspx?id=17994 James Chamberlain Vancouver
Parents can relate to Prest Dear Editor: Nestled between sourpuss Baldrey recycling the same old same old and dour Elizabeth James venting about whatever is irritating her this week (I wonder if she actually ever smiles — come on, folks, new proﬁle pics, please?) you have a bright light in Andy Prest. See Thanks page 8
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Going bananas for the next kitchen gadget
HUMOUR is easy to dig up on the Internet. Simply Google The Onion for topical satire and you’re off and running.
But it’s a delight to discover something funny hiding in an unexpected location, like the website of the online shopping giant Amazon. While the site ordinarily offers bland virtual encounters when somebody shopping for a book reads a stranger’s polite review of it, a friend recently found a motherlode of weisenheimers lurking in Amazon.com’s Kitchen & Dining section. The object of their interest? The Hutzler Banana Slicer. The doodad costs less than $10 and evenly slices bananas. Whether or not any Amazon visitors actually purchased the item, it evidently rebooted their imaginations. They’ve lavished the comments component of the Banana Slicer listing with 355 “customer reviews,” many well worth a visit. Somebody with the online moniker SW3K, for example, writes that for decades, “I have been trying to come up with an ideal way to slice a banana. ‘Use a knife!’ they say. Well . . . my parole ofﬁcer won’t allow me to be around knives. ‘Shoot it with a gun!’ Background check . . . HELLO!” Using his ﬁngers to slice
Kate Zimmerman bananas proved fruitless, he continues. “I would get so frustrated that I just ended up squishing the fruit in my hands and throwing it against the wall in anger.” The Hutzler Banana Slicer allegedly brought the madness to an end. SW3K is no longer consumed by “animosity towards thick-skinned yellow fruit,” and is ﬁnally able to contemplate a career in musical theatre. One “L. Blankenship” claims to have found the banana slicer a timesaving godsend: “As you may or may not know, I have 27 trained monkeys I use to do my evil bidding.” Another commenter, M. Hughes of Winnebago, Ill., says this device is the best kitchen utensil ever. Hughes apparently used to waste an enormous amount of time with a ruler and pencil, marking bananas to get perfectly
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slicer into our lovemaking. THANKS 571B BANANA SLICER!” Some contributors suggest they’re less than impressed. One of them notes Hutzler’s glaring lack of a left-handed version. Another wag gripes that he’s still burdened with having to peel the banana ﬁrst. There’s speculation that the slicer might be so difﬁcult to operate that formal training will be necessary. Somebody from the Faroe Islands expresses a preference for oneﬁfth-inch-thick banana slices over the ungainly quarter-inchthick variety the current gadget produces. A reviewer called “Café Guy” nostalgically recalls his ﬁrst Hutzler product, a “pea polisher,” purchased in 1973.
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I crammed the Hutzler into my ﬂoppy drive it told me to connect the HDMI cable.” Since the cable is proprietary, rogers continues, he bought a cheap Chinese knock-off slicer, but the wretched thing still wouldn’t address the banana 5. “When I called Hutzler, they said it was a problem with my banana and to contact Dole. Dole says it’s Hutzler’s issue. I can’t spend a lifetime trying to ﬁgure this out,” rogers wails into cyberspace. “After a ﬁrmware update, my banana 5 won’t even connect to the Internet anymore. I’m glad I backed up everything before I started, but to restore back to banana 4s is just silly. Thanks for nothing Hutzler, I’m starving!”
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“I still have it. It still polishes beautifully,” he writes. “This so-called Banana Slicer is nothing but a bright yellow gadget made from moulded plastic. I wish I had been warned of this before I ordered it. If you are looking for the old fashioned aluminum banana slicer that grandma used, you will be disappointed.” References to technical issues are also sadly inevitable. “M. rogers” found the Hutzler Banana Slicer incompatible with his (or her) “banana 5.” “I feel like a huge schmendrick, waiting in line for three days in a tent outside my local produce store for the newest banana,” rogers writes. “I tried downloading the software patch, but when
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Municipal affairs Monday, Oct. 15, 6 p.m. cnv.org Delegation: ■ Presentation House Theatre. Reports: ■ Municipal WiFi Vision and Shaw EXO proposal. ■ Cemetery update/bylaw revisions. ■ Central Waterfront next steps. Finance Committee, 6:30 p.m. ■ Proposed 2012-2021 ﬁnancial plan revisions. Public hearing, 7 p.m. ■ To rezone 420 Tempe Cres. to permit a 904square-foot Level-B accessory coach house in the front yard. ■ To rezone 127-133 East Third St. to permit the construction of a seven-storey mixed-use development with commercial units at street level and 18 rental and 43 strata units above.
District of North Vancouver Regular council meeting, Monday, Oct. 15, 7 p.m. dnv.org Delegation: ■ Stop the Violence. Reports: ■ 2013-2015 taxation exemptions by council. ■ Rezoning bylaw to amend the C2 Zone to permit a liquor store on the site known as Lot B, Barrow Street. ■ Revised Seylynn Village — introduction of bylaws. ■ William Grifﬁn Community Centre. Tuesday Oct. 17 Public hearing, 7 p.m. ■ To create two lots at 1147 West Keith Rd consistent with the prevailing lot pattern on the south side of the block.
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westvancouver.ca Delegation: ■ West Vancouver Arts Centre Trust regarding Kay Meek Centre update regarding Report: ■ Ambleside and Ambleside waterfront activation.
From page 8 No ﬁght to pick, no windmills to tilt at, just good old fashioned brilliant writing and putting words together to make you laugh and smile. What better way to start your day! As parents, we can so relate to his Oct. 5 column on cute kid versus single friends. Thanks for bringing back so many funny, fond memories. Barry Miles North Vancouver (Editor: Andy Prest appears every other Friday, Elizabeth James — who has been known to smile in person — every Wednesday.)
North Vancouver School District 44 Next board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 23, 7 p.m. nvsd44.bc.ca West Vancouver School District 45 Public board meeting, Tuesday, Oct. 16, 7 p.m. sd45.bc.ca ■ Sentinel secondary’s “spartners.” ■ Learning improvement fund. ■ Enrolment update. ■ Digital literacy support. ■ Provincial council motions. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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BREANNA, Savannah Grace, Maggie and Ammon Watkins outside the Golden Temple in Amritsar, Punjab, India.
Learning not to take your upbringing for granted From page 3
In a classroom in rural China, Savannah popped out her retainer to show curious school children, suddenly conscious of her own privileged dental care. “That’s when you start being thankful for everything you’ve ever grown up with,” she said. The family soon learned about crowded train rides in the heat, about “pit stops” where busloads of travellers relieved themselves in open ﬁelds, and about Internet connections that were often blocked.
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They travelled without a laptop but carried one cellphone. Only one person knew the number — Skylar Watkins, the second oldest sibling, who was missing the trip because he had signed on to serve with the U.S. military in Iraq. It was frightening when the phone rang. “It was either Skylar or about Skylar,” said Maggie. Luckily, the only times the phone rang, it was Skylar’s voice on the line. As her education in the world grew, Savannah
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ditched the correspondence courses she’d lugged from West Vancouver, glad to lose the extra ﬁve pounds of paper in her pack. The family crossed into Mongolia. “It’s like the ultimate camping trip,” said Ammon. “Everything is outdoors. Everything is dirty.” They rented a jeep and driver but soon found “even the guides and drivers didn’t know where they were going.” But the country was gorgeous and the people were animated and friendly, said Maggie. They stayed in sheep-felt tents called gers and learned the sounds made by an angry camel. They were challenged by the food — including tail of mutton fat and a ubiquitous salty, milky tea. They rode Mongolian horses. “The horses are small but fast and they can run forever,” said Maggie. Although they didn’t know it at the time, the Watkins’ family journey would eventually take them through almost four years of travel together to some of the most distant parts of the globe. The crossed from Mongolia into Russia, Kazakhstan, Kyrgyzstan and back into China. They went trekking for ﬁve weeks in Nepal, rode elephants in a river and watched the sun rise over Mount Everest. They spent ﬁve months in India and a month in Pakistan, moving north. In May 2006, family members found themselves sitting on burlap sacks in a truck heading to the Khyber Pass into Afghanistan. Up ahead, their escort carried an AK-47. The country was still a war zone. They hadn’t really planned on going through the country, but “It was in the way,” said Maggie. In Kabul, they stayed in a comparatively luxurious hotel that catered to foreign aid workers. To do otherwise would have been too dangerous.
As it was, they still took risks by walking around the markets, a rarity for other westerners. There were some scary moments when their presence attracted crowds. “The risk is really high when you think about it,” said Ammon. “We must have been insane.” In many male-dominated countries they visited, the women could not go out without Ammon. They made sure to dress according to local custom, including wearing head coverings in 45-degree heat and sometimes full burkas. The people they visited in most countries were as curious about them as they were about their hosts. “It was deﬁnitely a two-way exchange,” says Ammon. “We were having to represent our culture and our country. It was important for us to remember that.” People they met loved the fact they were travelling as a family. “They seemed surprised,” said Maggie. “I think the media they get is there are no families in the west.” It was another adjustment coming out of a conservative country. “You felt kind of naughty wearing shorts,” said Breanna. They moved on north through Tajikistan, Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan, taking a freighter across the Caspian Sea to Azerbaijan and Georgia. About 18 months in to their trip, while travelling through Eastern Europe, Maggie and Breanna were on a hilltop in Macedonia when they realized something was missing. “I said ‘We’re not a complete family,’” says Breanna. “We need to go get Dad.” Maggie and her estranged husband had begun talking over email about a month before. The next day, she and Savannah were on a ﬂight back to Vancouver for a reconciliation. It took them ﬁve months to wrap up the family business on the North Shore. In April 2007, the family regrouped See Home page 11
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Home not necessarily better From page 10
— this time with Brandon Watkins in tow — in Jordan. Not every moment was watching sunsets over glorious vistas. In Eastern Europe, “I got punched and I punched somebody,” said Maggie. “I was jumped in the Ukraine and had my ribs busted,” said Ammon. Breanna had a close call in Macedonia. She had eaten some bad ketchup from a market that was popping and bubbling in the container. Maggie forced her to throw it up, then gave her some antibiotics from their medical kit. She soon started itching, turning purple and having difﬁculty breathing in an apparent allergic reaction. They ﬂagged down a car and raced to a nearby hospital. “If we’d been out of the city, it could have been a real problem,” said Maggie. There was a three-week wait for a boat in Liberia. “It was always tomorrow. Tomorrow it’s coming. Every day you’re thinking you’re going to go and it ends up being three weeks,” said Savannah. In some ways, the hardest part of their trip was their ﬁnal journey around west and central Africa. “You’re waiting for eight hours for a car to ﬁll up so you can stuff 11 people in it,” said Maggie. Although they had already encountered poverty, the countries in that region of Africa — Senegal, Sierra Leone, and the Congo — took it to another level. “The standard of living just drops dramatically,” said Ammon. “Even from the other poor countries.” For the last eight months, the family travelled with two other travelers — Ben and Kees — who they met in Ghana and who had trucks — the ultimate luxury. They rode ostriches and went shark-cage diving in South Africa. They ended their family journey in Egypt, in December 2008 after more than three and a half years. But coming home was complicated — and for several family members, ultimately short-lived. “When I came back I felt so much older” than her peers, said Savannah. “I had this idea that I wanted to go home. I realized home was not necessarily better.” But the world they saw is basically a good place.
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MAGGIE, Breanna, Savannah, Skylar and Brandon Watkins in the Sahara Desert, Mauritania. “We were in so many different places where we didn’t know what we were doing. We didn’t know the language. We were putting ourselves in a position where it would have been very easy for someone to take advantage of us or hurt us in some way,” said Ammon. “We came out of it unscathed with so many good memories.” The world is also bigger than they imagined. “You understand that you really don’t know anything,” said Ammon. Today, the Watkins clan — who never fully stopped travelling — urge others to follow their dreams. “If you wait for the perfect plan and perfect conditions and you’re sure you have experience and money and time you’ll be waiting until the sun’s no longer shining,” said Ammon. “Go now,” said Maggie. “The hardest part is stepping out the door to do it.” Photos and blogs on the family’s travels online at sihpromatum.com.
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WV Museum exhibition opening and book launch
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Mark Kaustinen, featured photographer Selwyn Pullan and Peter Cardew Representatives of the West Vancouver Museum hosted a reception to mark the opening of their latest exhibition, which coincides with the launch of a new book, Oct. 9. The exhibition, which will remain on display until Dec. 15, features the work of critically acclaimed photographer Selwyn Pullan. The corresponding book, Selwyn Pullan: Photographing Mid-Century West Coast Modernism, was produced by the museum and published by Douglas & McIntyre. For more information and a list of upcoming related events, visit westvancouvermuseum.ca.
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THREE-YEAR-OLD Nadia de Jong and her two-year-old brother Jeffrey ﬁll boxes with toys and personal items for this year’s Operation Christmas Child program organized by members of the North Shore Alliance Church.
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THIS fall, charitable residents can keep the Christmas spirit alive one shoebox at a time. Operation Christmas Child is a program that collects toy-ﬁlled shoeboxes from Western Canada, ultimately shipping them to impoverished children in Central and South America. Last year, volunteers throughout the North Shore contributed 2,700 shoeboxes full of socks, toothbrushes, crayons, toy cars, hair ribbons, bracelets and dolls. Prospective elves can get their hands on the
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project’s signature red and green boxes on Oct. 18. The boxes all need to be collected by Nov. 25. “North Shore Alliance has sort of been the North Vancouver hub for a few years in a row now because you need a big space to put all these boxes,” says Corry Ewens, a former teacher at Ridgeway Annex and longtime volunteer with the program. This year’s goal is to better last year’s total, according to Ewens. “Maybe (we’ll get) another church that hasn’t done it before or a local business that will do it as their Christmas goodwill project,” she says.
Schools and private citizens are also invited to lend a hand. “It’s not just the church/Christian thing, it gets out into the community, too. A few years back even the Safeway at Lynn Valley was handing out boxes,” Ewens said. The boxes each come with a pamphlet, and donors are asked to provide toys and other supplies that are appropriate for a toddler, a young child, and the sometimes overlooked pre-teens. “The young kids always seem to get the most because most people think of (sending gifts to) little toddlers and babies, so they often encourage you to choose an older child,” Ewens says. “They speciﬁcally See Christmas page 14
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say no war toys, because some of them do go to countries where there’s conﬂict.” Each year, Ewens says she watches video of the boxes being delivered. “They’ll show a little video promo of the kids actually receiving boxes in, say, Guatemala or Mexico or somewhere in South America, and it’s really cute to see,” Ewens says.
The former schoolteacher began volunteering with the program about 20 years ago with her daughters. “We’d bring three boxes home and we’d go to the dollar stores and to Wal-Mart or Zellers and we’d go and each of the girls would get to pick what would go in their boxes,” she says. “It makes you feel like you’re doing something for someone else that has less than you do. It’s a goodwill thing.”
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Reel Recovery ﬁlm fest brings hope into focus Jeremy Shepherd email@example.com
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OUR FUTURE. Stage 3 of the CityShaping process is underway. Join us at an upcoming event and play a role in updating the City’s Ofﬁcial Community Plan.
THE trailer begins with footage of what looks like boring, prosperous guys in suits. “Here’s another crackhead friend of mine,” the narrator intones. “He’s the chief of staff to the senate president of Rhode Island.” The Anonymous People is an uncompleted documentary about drug and alcohol addiction, but director Greg Williams put a decidedly different slant on the ﬁlm. “It’s a story about addiction that you have never heard before,” he says in an online preview. “There’s no fried eggs in a pan, pictures of the brain, needles hanging out of people’s arms. It’s a story about the other side of addiction: the 20 million people living in longterm recovery.” The eight-minute trailer for the ﬁlm is scheduled to screen at the opening gala of Reel Recovery Oct. 19 at District 319 on Main Street in Vancouver. Now in its second year,
LET’S TALK ABOUT “Housing Needs in the Community” Council Workshop Saturday, October 20, 10am-2pm, City Hall Council Chambers “Density Bonusing & Community Amenity Contributions” Council Workshop Monday, October 29, 6pm-9pm, City Hall Council Chambers “Growth & Land Use Scenario Development” Interactive Event Saturday, November 24, 1pm-5pm, Lonsdale Quay Hotel RSVP to CityShaping@cnv.org or 604-990-4240 Detailed information at www.cnv.org/CityShaping
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Addiction isn’t the end of the story From page 15
Reel Recovery is a two-day ﬁlm festival featuring stories of drug addiction and recovery. Presented by Writers in Treatment and the Orchard Recovery Centre, the festival is the unlikely result of a newly hired communications manager reading old emails. “There wasn’t anybody in the role for about eight or 10 months so I was going through all these emails just scanning everything to make sure that nothing important was missed,” recalls AnnMarie McCullough, director of community relations for Orchard. “One of the things that was in there was an offer to sponsor a ﬁlm festival about addiction and recovery.” Located in West Vancouver, Orchard Recovery offers treatment for drug addiction and mental health issues, but McCullough says she saw the festival as a way to foster conversation about treatment while helping to reduce the shame faced by many recovering addicts. “One of the Orchard’s primary goals, besides helping people in treatment to recover, is to help break that stigma and to bring awareness to the fact that people do recover. We’re not always trying to talk about the problem of addiction but rather the solution of recovery,” McCullough says. This year’s festival includes Bill W. a biopic about William G. Wilson, the co-founder of Alcoholics Anonymous, Unguarded, an ESPN ﬁlm about a basketball player’s struggle with drug addiction and Beauty Mark, which deals with the eating disorders and obsessive exercising faced by a psychotherapist and triathlete. Despite the array of movies, McCullough says the trailer for The Anonymous People and subsequent question and answer period with the director is the festival’s most highly anticipated event. “This is how we got inspired to create Recovery Day was by watching this gentleman’s trailer,” she says. “The Anonymous People is about putting a voice to the people who have been in recovery for a long time, so that by sharing their stories of hope, more people feel that this is something they can talk about.” Being able to talk about recovery is something that affects McCullough directly. “I have a lot of friends in recovery who don’t share openly about their recovery to their co-workers and colleagues because they’re still afraid of being judged,” she says. “Not that I run around shouting it from rooftops, but I will share with people what my story is because I think it’s important for people who might not otherwise get an idea of what an alcoholic can look like.” McCullough says she has encountered several people who were skeptical about her struggle. “You have to overcome sort of that, ‘if you didn’t end up under a bridge drinking out of a paper bag’ idea. . . . That’s just the
outside, what we all share in common is feelings,” McCullough says. Each addict’s struggle with substance abuse is unique, according to McCullough. “I still had a job and a house and a car and a husband and all these things that all looked really good on the outside,” she says. “Rock bottom looks different for everybody.” McCullough handpicked the ﬁlms for this year’s festival, in part to avoid movies that emphasized the bleakest points of addiction, as well as scenes of drug abuse that might serve as triggers for recovering addicts. “I wasn’t interested in movies that focused 90 per cent of the movie on the addiction and then 10 per cent on where there’s recovery,” she says. “We really chose movies that are all focused on hope and recovery. None of them are triggering, none of them really get too far into the addiction piece, they’re all really about the recovery piece and how you can bounce back and have an amazing life.” For more information go to orchardrecovery.com/ﬁlmfest.
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he’s the right man for this job. In 2013, Jack will celebrate 30 years of service with the centre, the same year he and Nancy, his wife, will celebrate their 65th wedding anniversary. Today, however, Jack is making the calls, reminding fellow Canadian service veterans about the annual North Shore Veterans’ Reunion and Lunch on Saturday, Oct. 20. When Jack enlisted in the Canadian army he was dating Nancy Docharty and was four years into an apprenticeship in the composing room at The Province newspaper. It was 1941 and Jack was 23 years old. Nancy and Jack were almost neighbours — the Docharty family lived at Kingsway and Fraser; the Camerons at 33rd and St. Catherine’s — but they met at the Horseshoe Bay Dance Hall in 1939. Nancy remembers, “Fred Hollingsworth, the architect, was the band leader and Jake Ingram, who managed the 17th Street Safeway for many years, played the saxophone.” Jack was spending weekends at Horseshoe Bay, sharing a summer cottage with three West Vancouver friends — Frank Rustad, Bill Atwood
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Soldier made it home just in time to keep his bride
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and Gordon Gibson. “I was a swimmer and there was a ﬂoat with a diving board in the Bay. You couldn’t swim there now.” Jack joined the 12 Canadian Light Field Ambulance unit with the 4th (Canadian) Armoured Division, providing medical support to four tank regiments: the B.C. Regiment, the Canadian Grenadier Guards, the GovernorGeneral’s Foot Guards and the Lake Superior Regiment (Motor). His section of the unit, closest to the battle lines, operated as a casualty clearing post. “We gave medical attention to the wounded, got them stabilized and into the ambulances back to the main unit.” When Jack enlisted he and Nancy decided they would date other people but it was understood that they would wait for each other. “Jack was gone four and a half years,” Nancy remembers. “Six more months and I would have left him.” Jack laughs and helps himself to another cookie. “These are good. I guess I’ll stay another day.” For almost ﬁve years, Jack and Nancy, like so many Canadians of their age, existed in a world dominated by war. With those years behind them, they focused on the future:
work, home and family. Jack came home in February 1946, completed his apprenticeship at The Province and married Nancy in May 1948. They bought a lot in West Vancouver and commissioned Frank Tearoe to design and build them a house. At the end of 1949, the Camerons moved into their new home. A few years later, with three children in the family, the Camerons moved into another house, this one designed by architect Zoltan Kiss.
Jack continued working for the newspaper, moving into management of the ad control department at Paciﬁc Press, a well-liked man, admired for his bow ties and appreciated for his excruciating puns. In the 30 years of his retirement, Jack has not been idle. He racked up 20 years volunteering with the Santa Claus Fund and 10 years with the North Shore Food Bank. Add to that 20 years with the Vancouver Senior Men’s Soccer team and 20 with the Vancouver & District Ten Pin
Bowling Association. Every year since it was founded by fellow volunteer, Stan Ward, Jack has attended the annual North Shore Veterans’ Reunion and Lunch. “We get together and reminisce and that’s important.” This year, North Shore Air, Army and Navy cadets will be there to record those stories. They won’t all be about combat, Jack says. This year the veterans will be sharing stories about life before the war — and after. This year, the Reunion’s
$15 program fee will go to the Pioneer Memories Fund to support the collection and preservation of the stories of the men and women, including veterans and their families, who built the North Shore
communities of North and West Vancouver. Register for the North Shore Veterans’ Reunion on Saturday, Oct. 20, 2012 from noon to 3:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre at 604.925.7280, program 835317 or drop into the centre in person.
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Labour of love at Little Farm Winery
THE Hired Belly never tires of tracking B.C.’s wine industry, especially the arrival of new producers. Planting your own vineyard requires healthy doses of optimism, a ton of knowledge, unbridled passion and not a little cash, regardless of how big — or small — the project. One recent highlight was a chance to taste the ﬁrst release from Similkameen’s aptly named Little Farm Winery, the labour of love undertaken by wine guru Rhys Pender (Master of Wine) and his partner Alishan Driediger. In 2009 the couple planted Riesling and Chardonnay at their small vineyard in Cawston and got to twist the tops off the ﬁrst bottles this past week. We’ll caution that the quantities available are
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RHYS Pender, master of wine, and Alishan Driediger, of Little Farm Winery, recently twisted the tops off the ﬁrst bottles from their small vineyard in Cawston.
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Cheese champs A local businessman and his partner have been recognized as two of the province’s leading entrepreneurs. North Vancouver’s Andre Kroecher, vice president innovation of Daiya Foods, and CEO Greg Blake were named 2012 Paciﬁc Region Emerging Entrepreneurs at the Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Awards. Daiya is known for its non-dairy, gluten-free cheese, which debuted in 2009 and is
now sold at thousands of stores across North America. Kroecher and Blake received their award at a gala Oct. 4 at the Vancouver Trade and Convention Centre. More than 1,400 guests including dignitaries like Premier Christy Clark were in attendance. Leading lady A North Vancouver physiotherapist has been recognized for boosting the local economy through her business. Paige Larson, owner of North Shore Sports Medicine, has won one of six RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards. Larson
picked up the HKMB HUB Impact Award for Western Canada, which goes to an entrepreneur who creates jobs and encourages prosperity in her community. North Shore Sports Medicine spans three clinics with 20 beds and employs 13 healthcare practitioners. Larson stood out amongst 3.500 award nominees. She will be honoured at a gala in Toronto on Nov. 28. Built to last The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. has lauded a local construction company’s efforts to go green. Blackﬁsh Homes and
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Japanese held off Americans at Peleliu
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DURING his career as a travel photographer Peter Langer has visited 156 countries. This summer he spent extensive time exploring Peru and Bolivia.
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PELELIU, Micronesia: Cal, a U.S. Marines veteran from Minnesota, stands on the white sand of Orange Beach. “Last time I was here I was crouching and running for cover,” he says. “I made it. So many of my buddies didn’t. I was 20 years old.” That was in 1944. It was the beginning of the U.S. attack on Peleliu, one of the bloodiest — and least known — battles of the Second World War. Today on Orange Beach and Amber Beach and White Beach the sands are pure and soft and the palm fronds bend in the gentle trade winds. The only reminders that this was once hell on earth are the rusting hulks of a few U.S. landing craft, half buried in the sand but still visible at low tide. Inland a little ways the jungle has grown thick and deep again over earth once burned white by phosphorous bombs. Water ﬁlls the craters gouged by the shells that pounded the tiny island from a ﬂeet of warships offshore. I stood with Cal on that once blood-soaked beach and, in my mind, heard the words of a young American corporal in a
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PETER Langer will talk about Machu Picchu on Oct. 17 at the Ferry Building as part of his series of talks In the Footsteps of the Incas. letter written to his sweetheart. “Say hello to Rev. Peterson,” he wrote. “Tell him my faith is reasonably intact — He won’t have to preach to me about hell any more. I’ve just been there.” The hell of 1944 is now a peaceful island of 600 people, mostly ﬁsherfolk. It’s also a time capsule of the war in the Paciﬁc, a living history museum. At every turn you ﬁnd reminders: rusting tanks, crashed ﬁghter planes, grenades, mortars, bazookas, machine guns, bayonets, handguns, water canteens . . . Ten thousand soldiers of the Imperial Japanese Army held off U.S. Marines and Army here for 10 weeks, starting September 14, 1944, in an action that General William Rupertus had said would take “three days, maybe two.”
The Battle of Peleliu
The Battle of Peleliu, code-named Operation Stalemate II, was fought between the United States and the Empire of Japan in the Paciﬁc Theater of the Second World War, from September to November 1944 on the island of Peleliu, present-day Palau. U.S. Marines of the First Marine Division and later soldiers of the U.S. Army’s 81st Infantry Division, fought to capture an airstrip on the small coral island. Major General William Rupertus, USMC — commander of 1st Marine Division — predicted the island would be secured within four days. However, due to Japan’s well-crafted fortiﬁcations and stiff resistance, the battle lasted more than two months. — Wikipedia
But the Japanese fought almost literally to the last man. When it was all over the Americans had taken only 18 prisoners. The rest perished, many in the network of caves that the Americans sealed with explosions. I stood in an unsealed cave, the entrance blackened by ﬂamethrowers, and examined the contents: pill bottles and other medical supplies on a ledge, a few rusting helmets, a skeleton wearing remnants of a uniform, a machinegun loaded with a belt of ammunition . . . The battle cost 1,800 American lives (with a further 6,500 wounded). And the awful thing is that they, and the Japanese defenders, probably died in vain, for historians say that by late 1944 U.S. bombing had reduced
Peleliu to a negligible threat to the planned invasion of the Philippines. Even at the time, Admiral “Bull” Halsey suggested that they simply bypass Peleliu, but Admiral Chester Nimitz ruled that the island must be taken. Two much more pleasant reasons for visiting Peleliu are its beaches and scuba diving. For scuba enthusiasts Peleliu Wall, off the southwest tip of the island, is one of the world’s ﬁnest dives, an abrupt 270-metre drop. If you go: Peleliu is in the Republic of Palau, part of the Federated States of Micronesia (FSM) in the western Paciﬁc Ocean, just north of the equator. For more information go to the FSM Visitors Board website at visit-fsm.org/ visitors.
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Info: Diana, 604-922-3414. 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 SilkPurse 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. For more information call: 604-982-8311.
Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-3712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting
education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professionalcontacts.Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn.bc.ca. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room
at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. English Conversation Corner: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver and practise and improve your English language skills Mondays, 7:30-8:30 p.m. Info: www.nvdpl.ca, 604-9840286, ext. 8144 or 604-6449621. Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high proﬁle community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-9222513 to set up an audition time. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: www. friendshiptoastmasters.com. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Beginner and intermediate classes every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. For more information call Louise, 604-987-3792. Logos Toastmasters Club: Hone your public speaking skills in a fun learning and social environment. The club meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 659 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver. For more information go to www.logostoastmasters.org or 604-929-7957. Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and percussion instruments is looking for new members. The band performs a mix of classical, progressive and jazz music at community events. Practices take place Mondays (September to June), 8-9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info: www.westvanband.ca, Mike, 604-9840115 or John 604-980-6857.
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Yellow Ribbon Project prevents altercations “TIE a yellow ribbon ‘round that ol’ oak tree…” It’s an oldie but a goodie by Tony Orlando (Google it if you are too young to remember) and is the song that immediately popped to my head when I ﬁrst heard about the Yellow Dog Project. Canine Connection The Yellow Dog Project is a collective initiative to Joan Klucha bring awareness within the canine community for dogs that should not be approached or should be given space, for whatever the reason. If you have a friendly, social dog that gets along with everyone, you might ﬁnd it hard to understand that there are dogs that cannot and should not be approached by other dogs,
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large yellow ribbon on their dogs’ leash as a signal that their dog is in need of space and responsible owners of approaching dogs are asked to respect the signal that is being silently relayed to them by that yellow ribbon. The Yellow Dog Project was established in Sweden and is quickly expanding worldwide. There are websites and Facebook pages for both the Yellow Dog Project and DINOS for those wishing to join the conversation. Those who have a reactive dog know that it is not easy on the best of days and downright miserable on the worst, mainly because other dog owners do not understand the predicament and often label the dog as aggressive and the owner as irresponsible. All dogs deserve to go for a walk, even the sick, injured or behaviorally-challenged. But some owners are reduced to walking their dogs in the wee hours of the night/morning to avoid dog altercations. The yellow ribbon makes it easier for owners to take their dogs for a walk during daylight hours while preventing altercations between dogs. Altercations that often undermine any rehabilitative efforts an owner of such a dog may be attempting. If the whole canine community jumps on board, the Yellow Ribbon Project will help keep all dogs and their owners safer. And helping one another is not a bad thing at all. Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for over 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her
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In June the former Handsworth secondary star was chosen with the ﬁnal pick of the 2012 NBA draft by the fabled Los Angeles Lakers. At the time Sacré said he was blessed to be joining a team that boasted the likes of superstar Kobe Bryant and talented big man Pau Gasol. Sacré then watched as the Lakers went through a massive makeover, ﬁrst signing two-time MVP and fellow B.C. boy Steve Nash as a free agent and then trading for Dwight Howard, the most dominant centre in the game. By the time Sacré rolled Into training camp the hype surrounding the Lakers was in full-blown circus mode with superstars left and right along with other colourful characters like Metta World Peace, the man formerly known as Ron Artest. Onto this stage stepped Sacré, a seven-foot Gonzaga grad hoping his high basketball IQ and even higher energy level would land him a spot on the team. With Howard rehabbing a back injury suffered last season, Lakers head coach Mike Brown needed a body to throw in at centre for the ﬁrst preseason game last Sunday against the Golden State Warriors. The lineups were announced — starting for the Los Angeles Lakers: Bryant, Nash, World Peace, Gasol and . . . Sacré. “It was a surreal feeling, no question,” Sacré told reporters after the game. “When I was in college I was watching all those guys playing so to actually be on the court with them kind of put it in perspective where I’m at right now. It’s a great feeling and great opportunity.” Sacré played nearly 18 minutes in the game, going 2-3 from the ﬁeld and 2-4 from the line while collecting six points and two rebounds. He also picked up some high praise for his play from a wellconnected source. “I think he did fantastic,” said Bryant after the game. “I think he played extremely, extremely well. He’s a hard worker. He came out and learned the offense and learned the defense. He got the start tonight. He answered the bell. He came out and played See Big page 30
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HANDSWORTH grad Robert Sacré ﬁres up a shot for the Los Angeles Lakers in a preseason game against the Golden State Warriors. The rookie started at centre in his ﬁrst NBA contest.
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they have great expectations on everybody who is on the court with them. You just have to play up to their standards.” He may not have a roster spot locked up yet but Sacré already seems to be winning fans over with his personality that’s even larger than his 260-pound frame. “I’ve experienced all types of athletes working in athletics for eight years, but I don’t think I have met someone so sure of themselves as Robert,” wrote Arielle Moyal, a reporter for the Lakers Nation blog, after conducting an interview with Sacré. “At 23, Robert’s got the maturity to be sure of himself and the Lakers team as a full-time roster player.” Coach Brown, the man who will ultimately decide Sacré’s fate with the Lakers, was a little less gushing in his praise but still had good things to say. “He’s a guy who’s not going to make a ton of mistakes, he’s going to try to be solid out there and use his body,” he told reporters after game 1. “He does have some skill. The good thing about it is with his intelligence he’s going to hardly be out of position offensively and defensively and it showed tonight. It helped that he played with a good, veteran group of players out there but he ﬁlled his role the right way.”
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exceptionally well.” Nash also said he liked what he saw from his fellow Canadian. “I was really impressed with Robbie,” he told reporters after the game. “I thought he played well. He’s well coached and he played hard. He was generally in the right spots. That’s a challenge for a rookie. But I was impressed with him.” The coaching staff must have been decently impressed as well because they gave Sacré the start in Game 2 as well, Wednesday against Portland. Sacré played almost 21 minutes in that one, going 2-5 from the ﬁeld and 4-4 from the line to score eight points while adding one assist, three rebounds, one steal and one block. The Lakers expect Howard to be back soon and playing big minutes so Sacré is in a battle just to stick with the team and he’s hoping to earn the role of backup centre as the preseason progresses. To do that he’s vowed to focus on crashing the boards and playing with a lot of energy. The experience of playing with such great players has already forced him to up his game, he said. “There’s a calmness on the ﬂoor with them that you feel,” he said. “They’re great players so
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GREEN, Jeanette Louise (Jean) October 06, 2012 Jeanette Louise (Jean) GREEN, of North Vancouver passed away peacefully on October 6, 2012. Jean was predeceased by her loving husband Don, her son Dennis and grandson Trevor. She is survived by her children: Murray(Lynn), Donna(Terrie), Brian(Arden), Patricia(Bruce), Martin(Janice), daughter-in-law Joanne, 14 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Jean was a loving, devoted wife, mother, aunt, nana, grandma, great grandma and friend who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Family and friends are invited to attend a memorial service on Friday, October 19, 1:00p.m. at Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver. Donations may be made in memory to a charity of your choice.
BROWN, Marilyn “LYNN” Nov. 20th 1939 - Sept. 30th 2012 Our bon vivant, joie de vivre Lynn is gone, much to the sadness of her many friends and faithful customers over the past four decades who regularly made a pilgrimage to her Cordova Street antique store of wondrous delights - SALMAGUNDI. Lynn was Salmagundi & Salmagundi was Lynn and all that that entailed: The Perpetual Hunt! A Spectacular Discovery! Thee Ultimate Stendhal Effect! Lynn’s Salmagundi essence embodied in her always burning desire to share with others the immense beauty of whatever her latest new-found treasure and the same rapid heartbeat, giddy, dizzy joy and faded glory grandeur Lynn felt as she blurted out to whomever, “YOU’LL NEVER GUESS WHAT I FOUND!” Lynn’s original Salmagundi was created in Toronto in the late 60’s where she first settled with her draftdodging American boyfriend. That “Salmagundi East” in Cabbage Town went on to become part of a seminal revitalization movement of the historic 200 year-old St. Lawrence Market. Fortunately for all of us, and the City of Vancouver, Lynn’s legacy of “Salmagundi West” will continue to live on at its present Cordova Street location in Gastown. Born in Massachusetts, to ScottishDutch and Canadian parents, Lynn is survived by her sister, Cherie Fuller, of Rhode Island and a host of nephews and nieces in Massachusetts. A Private Reception will be held for close friends. For details call (604) 984-7598.
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HARRISON - Grace Elizabeth (Thompson) 13 June 1913 - 12 Sept 2012 A resident of West Vancouver for over 99 years and a member of the pioneer Thompson & Lawson families, Grace died at her home after a short illness. Predeceased by her sister, Gertrude, and her husband, Rupert Harrison, she is survived by her son, Ken (Lesley), grandchildren Erika and Kevin (Ali), and great-grandchildren Sam and Avery. Her indomitable spirit served her well as the sole teacher in a one-room log schoolhouse in northern BC in the 1930s and as a homemaker in West Van, married a few days before the outbreak of World War II. Mainly a “stay-at-home Mom”, she was a substitute teacher in all West Van elementary and high schools during the ‘50s to ‘70s. Her determined spirit remained with her all her days. A memorial service will be held at 3pm, 20 October, at West Van United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. In lieu of flowers please donate to the North Shore Hospice or the charity of your choice.
MACDONALD, Gerry Mar 26, 1950 - Sep 25, 2012 Gerry passed away peacefully on Sept 25 2012 at Lions Gate Hospital. Gerry was born on March 26th 1950 in North Vancouver. He was predeceased by his mother Ruth and father Roy. He is survived by his son Christopher, sister Leanne and brother Jamey. Gerry was all about good times and his spirit and humor will carry on in all of our hearts forever. A celebration of Gerry’s life will be held upstairs at Queens Cross Pub, Queens Ave and Lonsdale for family and friends, from 1pm to 3pm October 20, 2012.
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Passed away suddenly on Sept. 29th, 2012. He will live forever though the memories of his wife Margitte, daughters Michaela (Raymond) Stefanie (Gerry) and his pride and joy in his later years, his grandsons Andrew and Nicholas. He is also survived by many relatives in Germany. He was an avid boater and world traveller. There will be a private service. The family invites friends for refreshments and to share memories at the Capilano Room at 2024 Fullerton Ave., North Vancouver on Oct. 18th, 2012, 3pm to 5pm. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to Lung Cancer Research or Lions Gate Hospital palliative care in his honour.
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SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.
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P/B YORKSHIRE Terrier Teacup
Pup 1 tiny Male with breeding rights CKC microchipped healthy smart adorable view parents $2000. www.northshoreyorkie.com 604.988.9601
FULL-TIME BOOKKEEPER required for Property Management firm in North Van. Duties include Accounts Receivable and Payable, Financial Statement Preparation and payroll. Intermediate level Excel required. Excellent working environment and full training on Accounting software provided. Please email resume to firstname.lastname@example.org
DRIVER / LABOURER Will train right applicant Call 778-288-8357
F/T PERMANENT DOG WASHER/GROOMING ASSISTANT
needed immediately for busy dog grooming shop. Must be available Tues to Sat. $10.75/hr to start. Medical/Dental. Apply with resume to 158 E. 2nd St. North Vancouver
Handyman Req’d for 20 suite apt bldg, occassional light suite repairs, plumbing, electrical, painting etc, 604-984-9304 lv msg
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A34 - North Shore News - Sunday, October 14, 2012
REAL ESTATE 6007
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
For Sale by Owner
5040 For Sale by Owner
FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop
Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business
For Sale by Owner
2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349
WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958 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
QUIET FAMILY AREA South facing 3861 sq ft custom home (6028 sq ft lot) in Fleetwood/Tynehead, Surrey... 6 bedrooms, den/study, 3 1/2 bathrooms, maple kitchen. Large master bedroom has a BIG walkin closet, and beautiful mountain views. Neutral colours, bright and light throughout. Sweeping, double sided staircase. In-house vacuum system. In-law suite downstairs has 2 bedrooms, maple kitchen, laundry, separate entry and a large games/media room. Landscaped garden, private back yard, covered patio, hot tub, cedar deck. Primary school is a 3 minute walk, Surrey Sports & Leisure Complex (ice rink & pool) is a 2 min drive. 16939 - 84 Ave, Surrey. REDUCED to $689,800 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 $399,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892
252 & 254 E 19th St. 4 brand new modern 1/2 duplexes. 1750 sq ft. Radiant heat, custom cabinets, patio, grass + 1 garage. $849,000 each. Call Lori 778-869-0691
LAND...VALUABLE... LAND Lower Capilano Marine Drive Village Centre Area will soon be transformed to the “Granville Island of North Van” 9,000 sq ft level lot with extremely well maintained 3 bedroom (could be 4th) 2 full bath. Capilano Elem (IB Prog) school. This home has it all: location, private sunny exposure, new roof, hardwood flr, new windows - just move in to this safe neighbourhood and watch your investment grow. Protect your investment - Value your family’s future. 1974 Belle Isle Place, North Van $899K MLS V971113 Lisa Gordon, Macdonald Realty 604 626-1298
RETIRED OR 45+ ? Great Rancher in Quiet Gated Community in Chilliwack, 2 BR, 2 f/bath, all appls, 1200sf, a/c, gas f/p, dble garage, maintenance free yard, strata fee $136mo. Reduced open to reasonable offers. Mint cond! Open House call for date/time 1 604 625-3498
MAPLE RIDGE, 21587 128th St, 6 BR hse (legal 2 BR ste) 3 baths, detached garage, .88 acre view lot, $729,000. 604-250-9007 See www.t-rahproperties.com.
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OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
VCR - Killarney clear title property approx 37x103, mins to bus, skytrain, schools, rec ctre, 10 min to downtown. 604-619-0964 *604-916-5104
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Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com
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 email@example.com
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90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
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 www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993
GREAT FALL SPECIAL
3br - 1700ft - Perfect Getaway in the Valley of Sun! (Phoenix, AZ) Accommodations: House, 3 Bedrooms, 2 Baths (Sleeps 6) Located in the wonderful Garden Lakes community of 2000 homes, located in a spectacular setting 12 miles west of Downtown with great access to interstate 10 and highway 101. Great location close to all Major Sporting arenas. NHL Coytoes, Nascar, NFL Cardinals, and MLB Diamondbacks. Not to mention close to lots of golf courses, shopping and numerous other outdoor activities.The Garden Lake community boasts great walking trails, North Lake and South Lake. This wonderful fully furnished 3 bedroom 2 bathroom home is located on a corner lot with its own private outdoor pool and patio! Great rates this fall from $2500 per month! - Perfect for the snowbird! To secure your reservation please call Tony at 604.813.4686 or email firstname.lastname@example.org For more information, photos and rates check out http://www.vrbo.com/377645.
CULTUS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
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
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Estate of Myril Louise Woollen-Cuthill, Deceased also known as Myril Louise Cuthill, formerly of West Vancouver, BC Creditors and others having claims against the estate of MYRIL LOUISE WOOLLEN-CUTHILL, also known as MYRIL LOUISE CUTHILL, Deceased are hereby notified under Section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, Karl W. Stahl, #500 – 220 Cambie Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 2M9 on or before November 2, 2012, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor has notice.
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North Vancouver 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
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TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592
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. email@example.com
NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2541sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836
Opportunity Is Knocking! Own your own HOME INSPECTION franchise. ALL TRAINING INCLUDED Join this BC Gov’t licenced industry! Limited franchises available on the North Shore. Call Dave today to book your presentation. 778-996-0369 www.bc.abuyerschoice.com
1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
OPEN HOUSE SAT 2-4 7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker
DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, part view, finished bsmt, 4 br, 4 ba, office, lrg kit/family rm, 3 car heated garage, nr schools/shops 3,900 sf + encl solarium, lot 8,139 sf, $2,588,000. 604-730-9912
MAUI KAMAOLE beautifully decorated & maintained, ocean view, 1 Br 2 bath condo nr beach, reasonable rates 604-739-3660
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
3BDRM/2.5BTH BEAUTIFUL 2 STOREY HOME ON A QUIET CUL-DE-SAC IN CLOVERDALE Excellent location in desirable neighborhood. Close to schools, transportation and shopping. Bright open plan. $552,000. Call: (604) 575-4686
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3225 CAPILANO Cres. North Van.
Have you ever wondered what the view is like from a birds nest? Watch Eagles soar and salmon spawn in this breathtaking peaceful location! Enjoy entertaining perched above the Capilano river 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, 2 f/p and 1000 sq feet of sundecks & patios to capture the essence of West Coast Living at the water’s edge. Walk to Edgemont Village, in the #1 Handsworth School catchment, mins to Downtown & Whistler Sea to Sky Hwy.
Mission 3 br 1900 sf many reno’s incl new roof, 4 car gar + 1600 sf shop $635,000 PropertyGuys.com id#81332
1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367
2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on http://propertyguys.com/propert y/index/id/69236
Houses - Sale
Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. White Rock Tea & Giftshop $60K + Inventory Call Jeff 604-889-9164 for info
Out Of Town Property
Business Opps/ Franchises
The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van
7010 Personals Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE
1050 Marine Dr. North Van. (by McKay) parking at rear
TRUE ADVICE! TRUE Clarity! TRUE PSYCHICS! 1-877-342-3032 or 1-900-528-6256 or mobile # 4486 (18+) $3.19/min. www.truepsychics.ca
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I enjoy reading but can’t get to the library. Do libraries offer a home delivery service? All three North Shore municipalities have libraries that offer delivery service to homebound residents. You can contact your local library to ﬁnd out more: City of North Van Library: 604-998-3460 North Van District Public Library: 604-990-5800 ext 8124 West Van Memorial Library: 604-925-7437 Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources
LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
LADYSMITH, 3 bdrm house, nr Nanaimo Airport, oceanfront, moorage, move-in ready, newly renovated, includes revenue suite, virtual avail 604-984-0836
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Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1085 2 Bdrm from $1425 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 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caprent.com
1 BDRM, 10th flr, south view, adult building, ns/np, cable/prkng inc, $1350. msg @ 604-988-9883 1 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 2nd floor, faces north, newly painted, h/w floors, heat and hot water incl, no pets,$950, 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 DODWELL STRATA MGT 1 BEDROOM: 365 East 2nd Street. Bright corner unit w/ h/w’s in quiet building. Available Oct 15th/Nov 1st. $950 incl heat & h/w. 604-726-4884 1 BR avail Nov 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca 1 BR Large, $950, Nov 1, incls heat/hw, lrg balc, storage, ns/np, 118 W 18th , 604-788-4349
1 BR, top flr 3rd & Mahon, updated, n/s, n/p, $985 incl heat/ hw/1 prkg, lease 604-985-1930 1 & 2 BR ste’s, $980 - $1350, 130 W 5th, heat h/w, n/p, n/s, u/g prkg avail, refs, lease, 604-987-2761
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
2 BR upper Lonsdale, $1060 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Nov 1, 604-202-3458
BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )
2 BR, Avail NOW, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628 www.blueridgeapartments.com
CENTRAL LONSDALE 1 BR patio, d/w, Immed, cat ok $1050. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net Front Corner 1 BR $1150, reno’d, Now, 12/St Andrews incl ht & hw. 1 yr lse, np/ns, 604-988-4692
Furnished Apt 1br $1650, 2br $1700 Lower Lons, , Nov 1, ns/np, grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082
Bright clean apts - Lynn Valley 1 BR carpet or laminate $970 Heat hw incld, Avail now. Coin laundry, NS, 1 cat ok, u/g prkg extra, on site Manager, Call Diana 604-980-9219 Lrg 1 BR $930, incl ht/hw prkg, hw flrs, E 21st, avail Now quiet bldg, np, 604-990-4088
LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, hardwood, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1150. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
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 Vistarealty.net 1 BDRM, $1500. Brand new bldg. C.Lons. 2nd flr, balc. outlook,ns,np. Nov 1. 604-812-1842
Move in Bonus! 145 West Keith Road.
Studio (Nov 1) 1 BR (Immed & Oct 1) 2 BR (Nov 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included.
1 BDRM+DEN One Park Lane bldg, lower Lonsdale, s/s appl, w/d, f/p, large patio, storage, u/g prkg, gym, heat/hw incl, n/s, n/p, Dec 1, $1550. 604-904-7667 1BR $920 Cntrl Lonsdale, wlk up 3rd (top)flr, large, incld heat & hw, hw flrs, np, ns , 778-889-4719 2 bdrm $1150 , hardwood, heat/ h/w, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. n/p, refs, Oct 15/Nov 1, 778-320-1554 2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 1st floor, newly renovated incl’d new appliances, faces south, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1700 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 DODWELL STRATA MGT 2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 2nd floor, large suite, faces north, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1250 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264 DODWELL STRATA MGT
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ BACHELOR $875 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
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
2 BR avail Now/Nov 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca 2 BR, large $1195, Nov 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922
387 E. 5th St. 908-7368 1 BR in a heritage house, utils incls, N/P, shared laund, lease, $900.
★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 3rd (Top) flr, South view, Now/Nov1, $975. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites available Now & Nov 1st starting at $1950. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net 2 BR spacious, Ambleside, great view, insuite laundry, f/p, private prkg, ns np 604-922-4138
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Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
Houses - Rent
5 BR, Lions Bay, view, 2.5ba, 3000sf, 6 appls, lrg deck, $2500, ns, pets ok, Now, 604-879-4525
1 BR new bsmt ste, Upper Lynn Valley, suits 1, $650 incls utils, ns, np, Nov 1st. 604-980-6653
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
MOVE IN BONUS AMBLESIDE TOWER
1 BR (Avail Immed & Nov 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now), Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets.
Park Royal Towers Completely Renovated
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites 1 BR (700-770 sq. ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.)
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool Rent includes all utilities.
935 Marine Drive WestVancouver PENTHOUSE WITH MOUNTAIN AND CITY VIEW Renovated, spacious 3 BR, two full baths. 1648 Square feet. 1000 sqft balcony, Heat, hot water and electricity included. Steps to shopping and transit. West Vancouver location
1 BR suite, near Capilano Mall, Thirfty’s, transit. Sorry, np ns, $1100. Nov 1st. 604-987-8227
5BDRM/2BTH SKYLINE PANORAMIC VIEW , 5 bdrm 2 Level Quite and Clean House.2 bath 2 kichen. 2 seperate entrance.5 apple...MUST SEE Avail Now. Small Pets OK $3,200 Monthly Call: (604) 788-8847 Ambleside, 3br T/H, nr Seawall, waterviews, 2.5ba, 2prkg, patio, Now, $3250, 604-925-6683
DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2375 604-929-5191
STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● CHILLIWACK – 9557 Williams St, 3 bdrm, 2 level HOUSE, new fridge, Gas stove, hot water heater, with 10% down... $888/M Call 604-435-5555 for showing www.homebuyingcenter.ca WEST BAY catchment, quiet cul de sac, 4 BR well maintained family home, w/huge master, 3 baths, trails, tennis courts, walk to West Bay school, approx 3300 sq ft, private, private grounds. Avail immed $3700/mth + utils, full credit history & refs reqd. Please email: email@example.com
A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com
Houses - Rent
3 BDRM, Nr Horseshoe Bay & Whytecliff Park, 1900sf, updated, unique nature beach area, $2450 incl utils, n/s, Avail. 604-897-6919 3 BR + den, Beaut. Exec home, quiet area, near Cap. River & Lions Gate bridge, garage, clean, hottub, deluxe master br, storage shed, large priv. yard, n/s, avail NOW, $3150 Paul 604-986-1586
3BDRM/2BTH ALTAMONT Home 2 levels, private setting. Short or long term lease. Available Nov 1. Pets OK $2,750 Monthly Call: (604) 725-0655 4 BDRM, 2.5 baths, Mt Royal Blvd, all appl, np/ns, Refs, NOW, $2900+ util 604-922-4854 778-883-5865
WEST VAN, Dundarave, Exec home, 3bdrm + den, 3 bath, gas stove, sub zero freezer, h/w flrs, f/p’s, n/pets, $4600 604-319-7674 WHYTECLIFF PARK Waterfront Estate Gated Residence (7400 sqft) on 1/2 acre of waterfront, level easy water access. Lovely open contemp. plan, 4 BR up (ensuited), luxurious master/spa bathroom. Meticulously maintained 3 level home with spectacular views of Howe Sound & Bowen Island. Separate indoor pool at the waters edge. Walking distance to Whytecliff Park. Serious enquiries only. Full history & refs reqd. $16,000/mth + util. Call Kim Hambling 604-808-5122 or firstname.lastname@example.org
PROF COUPLE will housesit for you on the North Shore. Pets & plants a pleasure. 604-418-8821
SHARE BIG house with great guys. Nice room, w/d, wireless, utils incl’d $600. 604-986-6808
Store your RV in West Van
4BDRM/2BTH VERY Private Estate-like Riverside Drive Home 2600sf family home on private 1 acre setting. Features floor to ceiling windows, vaulted ceilings & lrg covered decks. Fully eqpd media room on lower level (or 4th bdrm). Only 15 mins to Downtown. No Pets $3,850 Monthly. Call: (604) 782-5853 5 BR Central Lonsdale, 2 baths, 2 gas f/ps, alarm, fenced yard, ns np, Nov 1, $2500. 778-838-3139
Gated, secured, 24 hour security. $150/mth. Avail Oct 1 - May 15.
Capilano River RV Park 604-987-4722
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2 BDRM bsmt suite, grand blvd area, 5 app np/ns $1100 + cable avail Nov 1st 604-986-6019 2 BR $800+utils, grd lvl, 838 Clements, 2 carport, suits mature fam, 5 appls, full bath, back yd, storage, ns/np credit check req 604-992-8664
1BDRM/1BTH 3800 St. Mary’s Ave Ground floor suite Nov 1. S/ C. Upper Lonsdale, steps to bus. Suit 1. Quiet area, NS, street parking. W/D, DW, stove, MW, in suite. Very clean, reno’d in 2006. Beautiful back yard. Refs req’d. No Pets $1,125/mo. Call Randy (604) 603-3283
2 BR, 1 bath, g/l ste, own w/d, entr, lrg l/r, Montroyal Blvd, Nr Handsworth Elem. $1250 + % util, Immed. n/s, n/p, 604-985-5778
2 BR grnd lvl, 5 appl, ns np, nr Lonsdale $1100 inc utils. Avail NOW 604-773-9565 or 604-980-6849
2 BR grnd lvl, bright, recent reno, share wd, ns, np Grand Blvd ref’s, $1250 inclusive 604-340-5116 3 BDRM, main floor, 1 bath, nr school, own w/d, $1600/m, avail NOW, pets ok, 604-928-0244
3 BR Canyon Heights, 2 ba, main flr, approx 1300 sq ft, huge deck, nr bus, school, ns/np, $2300 + 60% util. Nov 1. 604-980-2194
EXCL Upper Lonsdale! reno’d 1BDRM, 1Bath 1100 Sqft. Hrdwd, gas f/p, all appl, ALL INCL: cable, WiFi, alarm, util. Bus#230, ns, np $1,450. (604) 990 0330
Chartwell Dr, W Van, close to Sentinal School, bright, S. facing, spacious, 2400 sf, 4BR, main flr, all appls $2290 np 604-922-3499 HORSESHOE BAY 1 BR, suits one, close to shops, bus & beach $650, Nov 1st, 778-994-3984
2 BR bright, garden level, 1100 sf reno’d, Upper Lonsdale, nr bus, shared w/d, n/s, $1200+50% util, avail now. 604-904-0471 2 BR, fp, shared wd, utils incl’d, carport, ns, St. Davids & 4th, $1200, Nov 1. 604-988-3517
GIBSONS - Comfortable 2 Bdrm/ 1 bath trailer on a private lot surrounded by forest. New appliances & hot water tank. Close to s h o p p i n g , f e r r y & hiking. $900/mth utilities not included. Avail Oct 1. 604 886 8639 ROCKRIDGE Exec. home, 4 BR 2.5 ba, fabulous view, pool, hot tub, nr bus, shops & schools, $3900 ns avail now 604-808-1029
1BDRM/1BTH LYNN VALLEY, Nov 1st. Incls heat, hot water, satellite t.v. internet, laundry, wood F/P, private secure entry, backyard. Cats OK $1,200 Monthly Call: (778) 230-8032
3 BR. Hamilton area, near trails & parks, 3 level, 2.5 bath, 6 appls. rec room, patio, n/s, 2 ug prkg, avail Nov 1, $2400, 604-982-0672
2 BR AVAIL. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1500/mo. Call, 604-986-0511
3 BR Ctrl Lonsdale, cls to everything, bright newly reno, lam flrs, fp, 2 bath, f/yard, deck, storage, 5 appls, ns/np, prkg, Oct 16/Nov1, $2160, 604-369-7780 2 BR, 1 bath, NV, top flr, view, nr preschool, np, now $1400+1/3 util 604-985-0661 or 604-779-2859
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1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397
Nav, DVD, loaded. Stk 950970
AWD, fully loaded. STK 950850
06 HONDA CIVIC EX
Sunroof, auto, loaded. STK SP80681 WAS $13,995
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Auto, AWD, sunroof, only 43,000kms. Stk 950222
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1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220
STK 950750 WAS $18,995
STK 951140. WAS $52,900
Sunroof, leather, nav, only 300kms.
12 CHEVY SUBURBAN LT
07 KIA SPORTAGE
08 SATURN VUE XR
11 FORD TRANSIT XLT
AWD, only 54,000km, aqua, a/c, pwr group, keyless entry.STK 950570
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
11 DODGE DAKOTA CREW CAB
4x4, loaded. STK 450870. WAS $24,988
1997 BUICK Skylark GS, 170,000 km, no accid, clean runs grt, $1850 604-924-2608
1985 MERCEDES 500 SEL, V8 , 4 dr, heat lthr frnt/rear, s/roof, grt cond, recent work, RARE must sell $3000. 604-910-1139
08 NISSAN ROGUE WAS $20,995
1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.
1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191
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Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD
2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer
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2010 Smart Car $10,499
2006 Hyundai Sonata
Pwr group, sunroof, V6, excellent condition, C7509A
AWD, pwr group, auto, a/c, CD, T5211
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2010-2011 Ford Escape AWD
2011 Nissan Sentra
2011 Ford Flex SEL & LTD Leather, sunroof, C5198
2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Sunroof, mags
2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 130K, $24,900. 604-999-4097
2008 Chrysler Sebring Automatic 32,400 kms. Grannie summer driven. No accidents. Reduced price! $13,900. Call: (604) 820-1002
2010 Mazda3 $18,500 4 door,16,638 kms excellent condition (604) 710-9252
2012 Subaru Forester Pwr group, sunroof, alloys, only 11,500kms, T5138
2007 FORD Focus SE, 4 dr, AC, auto, pwr grp, 68k kms, $4900 604-439-9840 or 604-612-5122
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 2011 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go, 35,000kms, 7118
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! $82,980. 604-781-7614.
2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538
2011 FOCUS S SEDAN 4DR SDN silver $ 11,950 #1109552A WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
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1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
2006 FORD Fusion, 73,000 km, 4 cyl, grt cond, 2nd owner $8800. 604-852-0533 * 778-241-3528
AWD, auto, loaded. Stk 950950
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. Receipts, too much to list. $3,900 Call: (778) 689-6094
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119
11 GMC SIERRA CREW CAB
4x4, diesel, loaded STK 950830
2001 TOYOTA Camry, auto, pwr pkg, exc cond, no accid, 150,000 km, $5,700. 604-724-4262
1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at www.photobucket.com/69falcon Call 604-307-0201
4dr, auto, CD, only 44,000kms. Stk 878332
1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525
1990 Bentley Mulsanne S Flagship. Mint. 43k. Priv. Sale $25,000. 604 644 6061
09 HYUNDAI ACCENT
1976 THUNDERBIRD, 1 owner, no accidents, serious inquiries. only. Call 604-465-7997
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
jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363
4cyl, auto, a/c, pwr group, only 9,000kms. Stk 950630
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2400 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
AWD, auto, a/c, pwr group, mint. Stk 950960
1997 CADILLAC Deville, 4 door, 166K, blue, loaded, 1owner, exc cond, $5500 obo, 604-946-7039
1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra
4x4, leather, 9 pass, loaded, only 17,000kms. Stk 951110
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249
11 CHEV TAHOE HYBRID
Collectibles & Classics
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.
1964 FORD FALCON 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, totally restored, $6,900. Call 604-585-2397
AWD, leather, nav, sunroof, only 30,000kms. Stk 950690.
Collectibles & Classics
11 LINCOLN MKS
12 CHEV MALIBU LS
4cyl, auto, loaded. Stk 951030
Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
2011 Mazda 2
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
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1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1990 GMC Sierra 2500 233,670 kms, 4X4, 5 speed manual transmisson. $5500 (604) 803-5674
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2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C 6 disc Cd, 199,500 Kms Clean Good Cond. $6,500. (778) 772-5513
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2006 BMW X3 2.5i Auto, 117,000 kms, AWD, Premium Pkg, $17,000 negotiable, Phone 604-760-3390
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2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Black with black leather interior. Upgraded exhaust, turbos, and more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283
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2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $6500. 604-980-0051
2006 BMW 325i 79,000km Immaculate condition!! $16000 OBO - Moving & need to sell (778) 388-0007
2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891
2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $9600. 604-839-6253
2001 NISSAN Sentra GXE, 4 cyl, auto, 4 dr sedan, loaded 208 K km, exc cond. 1st $3900 takes. 604-924-9232, 604-805-5187 2004 KAWASAKI Vulcan Nomad 1500cc, Vance/Hines pipes, lots of chrome, heated storage, service records, 30,000 miles, new tires/clutch, lots of extra gear, $7500 firm. 604-761-7491
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
2007 YAMAHA RI - Dark Red & Black - Double & Single seat cover - 12600 KM - Custom Front & Rear Lights - Twin Black Carbon Fibre Akrapovic Exhaust - Very fast and awesome, Mint Condition (Cloverdale) $7900 Call 604-788-0060 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8700. 604-533-4962 morn/eve
2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526
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2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235. 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
1996 JEEP Grand Cherokee, V8 auto, 178,000km, no accidents, 1 owner, $4,995, 604-290-8012
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 60,000km, from desert $29,000 1-780-945-7945 or 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
1998 FORD F150, 4x4, auto, Triton V8, 4.6L, silver, trailer tow pack, 6 ft box, aircared. $3650. 604-255-5453
2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384
2004 GMC Yukon XL, auto, 244Kms, 2WD, p/s, p/w, cruise. $6950. Jim 604-377-5751
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2002 HONDA Civic, 4 dr sedan, auto, prestine cond, 151 K, fully serviced, a must see, asking $5400 obo. 604-852-3506
1989 BMW 325 is, 2dr, red, 5 sp, 1 owner, 210K, gd cond, loaded, $4200 obo, 604-946-8862
2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email: email@example.com
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $7,500. 604-786-6495 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $8500. Call 604-518-3166
2005 FORD Escape XLT, 4WD, 6cyl, auto, white, grey interior, new brakes, 95,000km, $8900obo. 604-813-6934
2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435
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
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 2005 HYUNDAI Santa Fe, 108K, Auto,air cond.,FWD, Hankook tires, silver. Clean, well maint. $10,500. Phone 604-792-4517
1997 TOYOTA Camry LE. 4 drs, 4 cyl, auto, a/c. Well maintained. Aircared. $2900. 604-936-1270
Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent lies on relationships, especially Sunday/Monday.All October, you’ll hear secrets, divine someone’s true intent, or share in ﬁnancial knowledge/action with another. If someone attracts you (a co-worker?) intimate talk is not far behind. (Perhaps Monday to Wednesday – with no guarantee of success.) Careful – this love can turn to work. Your cultural, intellectual, travel and love nature emerges strongly late week (and to mid-November). A new project in these arenas is pretty certain. But avoid legal hassles/suits, into midDecember. Be ambitious Saturday: contact VIPs. Taurus April 20-May 20: Work hard – it’s the only “sure thing” now, especially Sunday (maybe Monday) when your efforts can lead, ﬁnancially, to success that somehow involves the government, an institution or large corporation. Relationships demand diplomacy, co-operation midweek. You might be attracted to a sexual or ﬁnancial situation Wednesday night to Friday eve, and right into midNovember. Be careful: impulsivity can lead to chains. But there is also a money opportunity here, on the earnings-for-work side – mostly Thursday. A sweet, gentle mood ﬂows over you Friday eve, Saturday: love brews. Gemini May 21-June 20: The accent continues on romance, infatuation, pleasure, creativity, beauty, children’s affairs and taking successful risks, especially Sunday/Monday – if you’re single, you could fall in love. (This is a bright, nervy, witty, friendly, “electric” meeting/person – and the “falling in” could be delayed – but not long.) Tackle chores Tuesday/ Wednesday. Relationships, exciting meetings, occur Wednesday eve to Friday afternoon. Be diplomatic, co-operative. All links are heating up – this causes you great hope, but irks another. It’s love or war. Home remains sweet. Sexy urges Saturday.
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
2002 HONDA Civic SI, auto, 2dr, ac, sunrf, 103K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $5800, 604-916-2634
2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.
2006 MERCEDES Benz SLK280 premium pkg, auto, low kms retract hard top, receipts since new, $24,800. 604-734-8861
2005 NISSAN Altima 2.5 Sl, rebuilt 4 cyl, very clean, 177 km, s/roof, loaded $6,000. 778-889-6166
2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
2005 PONTIAC Sunfire 2 dr coupe stnd, 119,000k’s, $4800 obo. Ph 604-798-0767 lve mess
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Cancer June 21-July 22: The focus remains on kids, home, food, shelter, security, basics and foundations, both Sunday/Monday, and this whole week. These are your zones of strength, so all should go well. While at home (or café, park, plant nursery, etc.) you might get a splendid career/work idea. Communications are affectionate all month. You might receive or send a love “note” (glance, ﬂirty email). Midweek brings romantic notions, though whether you should follow them is not certain. (If you meet/date Tuesday eve, a new love might begin.) Tackle tasks Thursday onward – your career will beneﬁt. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Travel, communicate and visit Sunday/Monday – Sunday’s much better. A romantic wish could come true, or you could make a great friend. Be home, focus on domestic matters Monday night to Wednesday. Family members are unusually talkative (and would love a trip). This evening to Friday brings romance, adventure, pleasure, beauty and speculative luck. Tackle chores Saturday. All October, your money, income and spending luck sail sweetly along. Now to midNovember, your romantic courage is high; you could meet an exciting, marriageable partner (better this week than the next four). Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Continue to chase money, especially Sunday (and Monday, though routine is better this day). Travel, communicate, contact casual friends and do paperwork Tuesday/Wednesday. Be domestic, strive to further your security, retirement nest egg, children’s interests, late Wednesday night (listen to mate’s misgivings) to Friday afternoon. Romance, creativity and/or pleasure lure you Saturday – go. All month, you radiate a subtle charm; it attracts others, ﬁnancially and emotionally. But step lightly at home: the ﬂoor burns with potential quarrels. Yet you desire to buy property.
INFINITI G35 2003, exc. cond. power all, m.green, 83,000 km. $13k OBO. Call: 604.721.4414
2007 FORD MUSTANG GT, fully loaded 22,000 kms, $29,500. 604-721-4228
2005 VW CABRIOLET automatic, immaculate, no accidents, 85500 km. $9,999 obo. 604-341-6543
2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548
2003 INFINITI M45,excellent local, no acc, loaded, luxury, fast, auto, $12,500, 778-995-3862
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 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, aircared, nice cond. $7,000. 778-227-2010
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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: Your charisma and energy remain high, Libra. Continue to start things, to seek attention, favours and afﬁrmative replies. You’re especially “in your power” Sunday/Monday – though watch the “start nothing” interval. Chase money, buy and sell Monday night, Tuesday – but avoid jewelry, travel tickets and luxury items generally. Thursday/ Friday bring travel, notes, reports, media, minor joys and casual friends (a potential mate might be among these). Focus on home, domesticity, security, children Saturday. Your inner world and conﬁdants remain affectionate, lucky all month. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to lie low, rest, contemplate and plan, especially Sunday/Monday. (Let the plans be dreams Monday, as this day’s ones won’t really come true.) Your energy rises mildly Monday eve to Wednesday eve – lots of progress promised Tuesday. Chase money Thursday/Friday. Saturday’s for friends, trips, errands and paperwork (or read a paper). Now to mid-November much money will come to you, but you could spend even more, ending at a loss. Be conservative, bank it. Friends remain a delight this week and next. Though you’re tired, you remain unexpectedly alert and communicative. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Dreams come true this week, especially Sunday/Monday – or you might make a wish that later comes true. (Fully expressed wishes seldom manifest: so let yours be a “feeling,” or semi-conscious.) Retreat, rest and think things over Tuesday/Wednesday: you’ve met a new friend or two in past weeks, might have begun a ﬂirtatious relationship. Your energy and charisma soar Wednesday night to Friday – as does your popularity. Your romantic quotient is surging. However, a “suitor” – one who talks partnership – has the advantage. Higher-ups favour you all month. Buy/sell, Saturday.
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
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Oct. 14 - 20, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Continue to pursue your ambitions, especially Sunday (best) Monday (but stick to routine, projects already “safe”) Tuesday (butter up VIPs or enhance co-worker relations via “fun”) and Thursday to Saturday. Your hopes and sociability rise Tuesday/Wednesday. Rest and plan, Thursday/Friday. Your energy and charisma lift Friday eve, Saturday – start something! All month, beneﬁts come from intellectual, foreign, legal, publishing and similar sources. You might improve/purchase a property for security or family reasons anytime now into midNovember – seek government aid. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: The mellow, loving mood continues. You beneﬁt this week from international, publishing, educational, cultural, ritual, intellectual, legal, far travel and similar matters, especially Sunday/ Monday and Thursday. (Don’t start anything Monday, though.) Be ambitious Monday night to Wednesday eve – higher-ups approve of your energy, but they’re casting a skeptical eye on your romantic and creative episodes/ideas. These VIPs (now to 2015) don’t like “fun.” Optimism, popularity, entertainment and light romance come Thursday/Friday. You’ll be popular into mid-November. Sleep Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: The mysteries continue – research, perform detective work, diagnose health, make changes,invest,ﬁx ﬁnances,make commitments, and seek intimacy – these are very lucky Sunday, (seek earnings) and somewhat favoured Monday. (Monday’s things have a hard time “culminating.”) Wisdom and a mellow mood bless you Tuesday/Wednesday. Be ambitious, speak with higher-ups Thursday/Friday. (People in charge are testy, impatient now through midNovember, but that shouldn’t impede your ambitions.) A gathering, a ﬂirtation, your popularity, future plans – something makes you happy Saturday. firstname.lastname@example.org • Reading: 604-727-3673
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2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735
2009 VOLKSWAGEN BEETLE/ BUG 35,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr., warranty car proof available, $16,500 serious buyers please, Call 604-836-1014.
1995 FORD Windstar Minivan,165,500km, air cared, gd cond, $2000, 604-347-8238
1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866
2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW
1999 Jayco Eagle 5th Wheel 28ft Must see, in great shape. $8,400 Call: (604) 240-2793 or email: email@example.com.
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 firstname.lastname@example.org
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1982 COMMANDER excellent. condition Bowen Island, $18,000 604-947-92140 19FT SEARAY, 165 merc inboard, w/trailer, runs awesome, $5500 obo. 604-817-9004
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible, auto, black, fully loaded, 2400km, not a demo, cost $31,000, sell $32,000, 604-971-3179
2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426
2008 31 ft Colorado RL 5th Wheel Private sale. 3 slides. 4 awnings. Rear living room. Mor/ ryde hitch and suspension. Like new condition! Check this video http://www.youtube.com/watch? v=YdKBKukigg8 Asking: $27,000. 604-751-1573
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Survey says… If you like to swim laps, stretch out, dance, pass the ball, walk, run, skip or jump, North Vancouver Recreation Commission wants to know about it. The commission provides various programs and activities through community and recreation centres in North Vancouver City and District (who both contribute to its funding). From now until Nov. 10, the commission is conducting a survey program called Future Fitness – North Vancouver, an online survey to collect information about the recreational activity of North Vancouver residents. North Vancouver Recreation Commission’s mandate is to enable health and wellness for residents of North Vancouver, says Jeremy Neill, a marketing specialist with the commission. It is responsible on behalf of the city and the district to support residents in their ﬁtness and recreation goals, he explains. “In order to do that we’re doing this survey so that we can collect information about what those needs and preferences are amongst the residents, and that will enable us to better provide the facilities, programs and ﬁtness memberships that they need in order to reach their ﬁtness goals and become active.” Neill notes that Health Canada recently reported results from a survey asking participants about their perception of their health and activity levels. North Vancouver had the lowest per cent of respondents who believe
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their health is poor or fair. “There’s immense pride in the recognition of North Vancouver as one of the healthiest and (most) active communities in the country and the North Vancouver Recreation Commission is proud to be a part of that process,” says Neill He says the goal of the Future Fitness survey is to ﬁnd out what the new trends are in ﬁtness and recreation, so that the commission can develop its ﬁtness memberships and programs to meet the needs of the community. Another survey was offered about ﬁve years ago, but Neill says a lot has changed since then with new ﬁtness companies in the area, new activities, and new recreation options. He suggests there is a big focus now on outdoor recreation, particularly cycling, which has become very popular in the last few years.
Those who complete the survey will be eligible to win an afternoon on the water with North Shore athlete Nikola Girke. Girke is a threetime Olympian, who competed in women’s windsurﬁng at the London Olympics. She also competed in sailing at the Athens Olympics, and is a ﬁve-time Canadian women’s windsurﬁng champion.
“We’re really excited to have Nikola on board,” says Neill. To access the Future Fitness survey, visit northvanrec.com/ﬁtnesssurvey. ROSALIND DUANE
The winner will get to choose if they want to spend the afternoon sailing, windsurﬁng or paddle boarding with Girke.
Survey participants enter to win an afternoon on the water with Olympian Nikola Girke.
The survey will take people about 15 minutes to complete and contains standard interview questions about demographics, as well as questions about what residents do in their spare time, what activities they take part in, what facilities they use, what facilities they would like to see, who they exercise with (alone or with family or friends), how far they travel to access programs, if they use local centres or go to one farther away because of classes or facilities offered, among other questions. The ﬁrst page of the online survey offers three different types of surveys: one for existing customers, one for past customers, and one for community members as a whole.
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Home canning safety With the renewed popularity of seasonal, local eating and the desire to prepare healthy foods at home, many Canadians are looking to home canning (usually with glass jars) to preserve food for later use. However, Health Canada warns that if home canned foods are not properly prepared, they can cause serious illness such as botulism. The Health Canada website notes that botulism is a serious illness that can result from eating improperly prepared canned or bottled foods. It is caused by a bacterium called Clostridium botulinum that naturally produces toxins as part of its normal life cycle. The toxin that causes botulism is colourless, odourless, tasteless and invisible to the naked eye
and is not necessarily destroyed by cooking, notes the website. Preventing the toxin from forming is therefore essential. It is estimated that there are approximately 11 million cases of food-related illnesses of all types in Canada every year. Many of these illnesses could be prevented by following proper food handling and preparation techniques. It is important to understand the principles behind home canning so that food is produced safely at home. If necessary, consider taking short courses on food canning that are often available locally across the country. photo CANSTOCK
CANNING SAFETY TIPS: ■ Clean and sanitize your hands, all work surfaces, utensils and equipment and keep them clean during all stages of the canning process. ■ Use a pressure canner when canning low acid foods. A pressure canner is a large pressure vessel optimized for canning and is not the same as a pressure cooker. Strictly follow the manufacturer’s instructions for canning foods considered to be low acid, such as seafood, meats, vegetables and sauces. These low-acid foods must be processed in a pressure canner to destroy any Clostridium botulinum spores that might be present. ■ High-acid foods such as fruit, pickles, sauerkraut, jams, jellies, marmalades and fruit butters will not support the growth of Clostridium botulinum and can be safely processed in a boiling water canner. ■ Tomatoes are a borderline high-acid food and require an acid, such as lemon juice or vinegar, to be added for safer canning. ■ Attempting to can foods in their fresh state without added liquid is not safe. Ensure that the food being canned is topped up sufﬁciently, in its can or jar, with suitable liquid, such as syrup, sauce, brine or acidifying agent. ■ When following currently tested recipes, do not substitute ingredients or change amounts or the jar size that is in the recipe because this can cause the recommended temperature, time or pressure needed during pressure canning or boiling water canning to change. This can lead to bacteria remaining in the food. Always follow the recommended recipes and processes along with the recommended temperature, time and pressure. ■ Each jar lid should be ﬁrmly sealed and concave (curved slightly inwards). Nothing should have leaked from the jar, no unnatural odours should be detected, and no liquid should spurt out when the jar is opened. ■ Label your home-canned food, including the date it was canned. For best quality, use within one year from the date they were made. ■ Be sure to store your home-canned food in a cool, dry place. Once the container has been opened, refrigerate leftovers immediately. ■ If you are buying or gifting home canned products, ask about their preparation to help you to determine whether the proper safety steps were followed.
last a lifetime For over six years, Dr. Rahmany and the staff at Skyline Dental Centre have been committed to providing you with compassionate, professional dental care of the highest standards in a comfortable and relaxed environment. To ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime, here are ﬁve reasons to see your dentist.
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TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE, BAD BREATH AND TO KEEP YOUR TEETH
One of the best reasons to take care of your mouth is that people with periodontal or gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease according to recent studies. Oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream, attaching to fatty plaques in the heart’s blood vessels, causing clots to form. Inﬂammation in the gums contributes to swelling in the arteries. Regular dental cleanings will likely reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. Studies show that 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and checkups are key factors in preventing this from happening.
TO DETECT DENTAL PROBLEMS EARLY
Dr. Rahmany and the hygienists at Skyline Dental Centre will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth and gums. Early detection of cavities, broken ﬁllings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available. Your hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your oral health and will put you back on the right path if you fall off track with your oral care.
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According to Health Canada, about 4000 new cases will be diagnosed in Canada this year, and about 1500 people will die from oral cancer this year. When you have your dental cleaning, we use special equipment geared towards screening for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
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■ Always remember: never eat canned foods if you suspect the item has been tampered with, if the closure/seal has been broken, or if the container is swollen or leaking. When in doubt, throw it out. Source: Health Canada
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Please Help Me Remember Your Name
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An elderly woman was standing in line at the bank, arm in arm with her son Gordon. She had progressing Alzheimer’s and was wending her way graciously through increasing moments of confusion and fog. A woman, obviously a long-time friend, greeted her with loving enthusiasm and the elderly woman looked, for a moment, lost. Then she gathered herself together, smiled and said, “I know that you know me, and that I must know you, but my memory is not very good these days. Please help me remember your name.” Her son, so moved by her grace as this illness took hold by how she was able to not pretend to know someone but simply state how things were for her, wrote a song, a moving tribute of a son to a mother. It is a gift to us all. Here is one verse of the song:
Please Help Me Remember Your Name written by Gordon Light Please help me remember your name, my mind goes to sleep, I’m a little ashamed I don’t mean to slight you but I’m asking again, please help me remember your name. A time may well come when the dark is at hand, when memory dries up and comes to an end. And who will I be if I forget who I am? Stay close, I’ll be needing a friend, To help me remember my name, when it’s slipped from my mind and I just can’t explain. In the grim muddy moments of confusion and pain, please help me remember my name.
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So often those who are struck with debilitating diseases become invisible. Friends and colleagues don’t know how to be with them as they change, so they stay away
Wes Foster lies in his room at Kiwanis Care Centre in North Vancouver, gentle music playing (Finding the Still Point, music for healing). The music is beautiful, peaceful, the Vancouver Chamber Choir in one of its best moments. Foster is 65, former principal clarinet of the Vancouver Symphony, and an amazing musician and human being. He was stricken with early onset Alzheimer’s at 56 and now cannot speak or feed himself, but today he knows us and holds our hands tightly. The music has brought him back from the shadows. His brilliant smile and alert eyes connect and we know beyond a shadow of a doubt that for a brief moment he understands. This is both tragic and miraculous, and makes us understand how vital it is that friends ﬁnd the courage to keep connected, to keep the essence of this man, now so altered, in their hearts. Andy Hackh was a kind and gentle spirit, manager and stage manager for opera companies and orchestras across the country. He also worked with the Vancouver Chamber Choir for a while and lived for a number of years on the North Shore. In his late 50s he began to struggle with dementia. One night he was beaten in an alley and the dementia took hold. He died at 62 in Riverview Psychiatric Hospital, unable to communicate, lost in a world we can’t understand. The only thing that reached inside and brought back his smile was his opera music, which the care aides played constantly to soothe his anxiety. Wishing to honour those who struggle with debilitating illnesses, and their remarkable caregivers, the Vancouver Chamber Choir is creating the third and ﬁnal CD in their Music for Healing Series. Titled A Quiet Place, Music for Healing III, it completes the circle begun by Finding the Still Point – Music for Healing, designed for use in palliative care and in alternative therapy sessions, and Unexpected Gifts - Music for Healing II (the family set – dialogues for families in crisis), designed for families going through the serious illness or loss of a child. So often those who are struck with debilitating diseases become invisible. Friends and colleagues don’t know how to be with them as they change, so they stay away. It can be a lonely time. The intention of this project is to bring them back into focus, the music providing a time of respite and inner calm. It is our way of saying, “You do not stand alone.” A Quiet Place will be funded by individuals, businesses or circles of friends who wish to dedicate lines or pages in the CD booklet in honour of loved ones who have struggled, or are still struggling with illness. Besides the pages for Foster and Hackh, a number of pages are already being funded for dedication for other North Shore residents: • Marion Haney, long-time teacher and resident of the North Shore who handled Alzheimer’s with amazing grace. • Blaine Woit, who struggled courageously with ALS at a too early age and never lost his spirit. • Roger Dancey, stricken with Parkinson’s and the dementia that eventually accompanied it, but a loving gentleman to the end. • Dorothea Douglas-Henry/Yates who lived lovingly despite dementia claiming her memory. If you would like to participate in this project in some way please contact Laverne Gfroerer at email@example.com or 604-985-3280. More information about sponsorship of this project can be found at vancouverchamberchoir.com and click on the box A Quiet Place. Laverne Gfroerer is a CGA on the North Shore, a professional singer with the Vancouver Chamber Choir for 30 years and creator (with conductor Jon Washburn) of the Music for Healing series. She is a volunteer healing touch practitioner who works with many people who are struggling or facing their mortality.
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Yoga used for therapy LAME and limping, hurt and hobbling, over-trained or under strain, Nara Henderson has seen them all. Henderson is a yoga therapist who has dedicated her professional career to exploring yoga as a rehabilitative technique. “It makes you aware of the link between the body and your mind,” she says of yoga. The founder of Mindful Motion, Henderson teaches studio classes at Ocean Wellness in North Vancouver, as well as doing in-home appointments. A former environmental scientist, Henderson says she takes a slow and careful approach to yoga, particularly when helping someone overcome an injury. “Any major injury is treatable by yoga,” she says. “For those people who are
nursing injuries or rehabilitating injuries . . . yoga is a really effective tool for healing those injuries and for learning how to move again, pain-free.”
Besides treating injuries, Henderson also works with many people who are intrigued by yoga but were confused by a DVD or felt lost in a large studio class.
Henderson says she’s dealt with many students who have been ruled out as surgical candidates or are trying to ﬁnd a way to get healthy without going under the scalpel. While surgery would attempt to pinpoint the problem, Henderson says yoga therapy takes a more holistic approach. “It’s like a whole body movement medicine,” she says. Henderson says she works with clients to change their body mechanics, easing pain on the afﬂicted body part while reducing the chances of re-injury.
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Having treated clients with chronic back problems and battered knees, Henderson says she often looks for connections between old and new injuries, and for links between health and work. “So we’re looking at it from not just what their speciﬁc injury is, but what their whole life has looked like athletic-wise,” she says. After taking a history, Henderson checks her client’s alignment and evaluates simple movements to assess the range of motion. “It gets you to feel for where the imbalances are and learn how to correct those,” she says. Henderson’s comprehensive approach extends beyond the yoga studio, and she maintains relationships with doctors, massage therapists, physiotherapists, and chiropractors in order to give her clients the best possible help.
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Henderson advocates proper training including anatomical knowledge for all yoga teachers, and advises yoga novices to pay close attention to how they’re feeling. “The students need to listen to their own bodies and hopefully the instructors are helping them with that,” she says.
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Before any muscles are stretched or any poses are held, Henderson says she takes a detailed account of her client’s health. “We go through that whole history with them and we often see patterns right away,” she says.
“Some people have tried yoga with a video and they’re not sure how to get into a pose properly,” Henderson says. “I do have a number of clients who come to me either because they’re frustrated in group classes and they’re not sure what they should be doing or they’ve injured themselves in a group class.”
“How can we get you to move out of your old movement patterns that maybe caused that injury in the ﬁrst place and move into better ones?” she asks.
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When cancer strikes young adults
Brent Richter Unique challenges that young adults with cancer face There is virtually no one who hasn’t had an elderly relative or friend diagnosed with cancer, and everyone holds a spot in their hearts for stories about children suffering from the disease. But it is less common to hear about 20- and 30somethings and the unique challenges they face when they learn they have cancer. West Vancouverite Meghan Black knows all too well, having already survived a childhood cancer, a second bout in her late teens and yet a third time at 27. “It’s totally a different ballgame when you’re a young adult. You’re at a time in your life when you’re just starting your life. You’re starting your career or your marriage, and then you’re blindsided and you have to redeﬁne yourself all over again,” Black said. “I was so angry, I said, ‘If I’m going to get through this, I’m going to need help.’” That’s where the Callanish Society comes in.
After years of seeing young people struggle with a litany of problems and relatively few supports, Janie Brown, a B.C. Cancer Centre nurse, founded Callanish in the mid-’90s. Callanish offers an array of supports for cancer patients ages 19 to 40.
Among the biggest challenges those in that age group face: simply ﬁnding someone to talk to who can relate. “No matter how ill you are, you can still ﬁnd a way to heal. It may not necessarily be physically healing, but you can ﬁnd a way to heal the heart and the spirit by being with other people who understand,” Brown said. “They often ﬁnd they don’t really belong anymore so much with their friends. Their friends are carrying on in life. They often talk about the trivial things in life. But when you’re talking about cancer, you don’t sweat the small stuff,” she said. There’s also the matter of ﬁnances. Young people, even if they have established their career, tend to be on the lower end of the income scale when they are pulled from their livelihoods to deal with surgery, chemotherapy and radiation treatment. “Unless they have strong families to support them, they’re incredibly poor during that. We’ve had young adults who just can’t afford really to eat because they don’t have an income and they don’t have families to support them,” Brown said. Cancer patients in their early 20s are also less likely to be in a long-term relationship, which can leave an already frightened person even more isolated.
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“They may not have relationships established yet, so they may not have a support person and they end up going to treatment by themselves,” she said. And if someone is in a relationship, that mounts a different kind of strain. “It’s very difﬁcult for cancer to come into a young relationship . . . We’ve found that relationships often end up splitting up over cancer because it’s just too hard to manage,” Brown said.
Cancer treatment also often spells the end of a young person’s fertility, which means they have to go to great expense to freeze eggs or sperm for later use. All the challenges ring true for Black, who was seeing her acting career take off and planning for her own family when she was 27. She had just learned she was pregnant through in-vitro fertilization the day before she was diagnosed with a rare tongue cancer. “I not only lost my baby, and that wasn’t going to be in the cards anymore, and lost my whole career, which I worked so hard to get, I lost the ability to talk,” she said, explaining part of her tongue had to be removed for treatment.
“It wasn’t just me and my parents dealing with cancer. Now I had a husband and that affects him and our relationship, and what does our future look like? And now I’ve lost my career and we have a mortgage to pay.” It is just these burdens Callanish seeks to mitigate with its services. Through a team of professionals, the non-proﬁt offers a monthly discussion group, meditation and relaxation sessions, a writing group, individual counselling for young adults and their families, one-on-one art therapy sessions, as well as several annual retreats to a Squamish area resort. “They were really my saving grace when it came to integrating myself back into the world after being diagnosed again and having to redeﬁne myself. For me, it was a huge part of my healing and being able to move forward, wholeheartedly,” Black said.
Now, at 33, Black has three children, all by surrogacy, and owns a business selling pharmaceutical grade health products. Callanish Society, which gets by exclusively on donations, can be found online at callanish.org.
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Workplace stress? Find ways to bring balance back into your life. Question: Lately I have been ﬁnding it very difﬁcult to stop thinking about work. Why have things changed after so long on the same job? Signed, Weekend Worrier Answer: I can see why you are confused, given that worry about work has not been an issue for you in the past. It may be that the root of your anxiety has little to do with your job, but before heading off in that direction let’s consider the possibility that there may be factors in the work environment, other than your performance, that are triggering your anxiety. The stress response is the organism’s effort to rev up the system in preparation for a real or imagined threat. One of the things that we know about stress is that we can absorb it from other people. Consider this: Is it possible that your boss herself is under a lot of stress and that you are picking it up just by being around her? Consider too the workplace environment and the circumstances of other employees. Think broadly in the search for stressors. Have there been recent changes that may have upset the system? Difﬁcult assignments, layoffs, salary caps, ofﬁce space changes etc., can create anxiety that you can absorb even if the changes are not happening to you directly. Just being in the vicinity of the anxious energy of others can set off your own stress response. Leaving the workplace environment aside, it may be useful to take an inventory of your situation outside of the ofﬁce. Does your life seem balanced both physiologically and emotionally? Our equilibrium can be thrown off if we are not eating well, sleeping adequately and exercising regularly. Exercise is often one of the ﬁrst things we neglect if we are short of time. It is
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easy to forget that it is absolutely critical to optimum health. Our bodies are built to move and many of us deny ourselves that pleasure. You don’t need to run but you do need to move fast enough to raise your heart rate. Also, a walk in nature is more beneﬁcial than a walk on a treadmill. There is some pretty good research that suggests that 30 minutes of cardio a day can not only reduce stress but also elevate your mood. The intimate tie between our sense of calm and the health of our relationships cannot be overstated. How we manage ourselves in our connections with others is critical to a sense of wellbeing. Recently, I had a client who reported that after he ended a toxic relationship his work became much more enjoyable. He realized that he had
been carrying the stress that developed in his relationship into his workplace, and that in the process he had become overly sensitive and reactive in his interactions with his colleagues. It is not uncommon to feel overloaded with anxiety yet be ignorant of its origin or onset. When formulating a stress inventory you will beneﬁt if you widen your lens of inquiry. It is not only the major stressors like death, divorce, illness, ﬁnances and work that can trigger an onset of instability. More often, we are stressed out by our failure to responsibly manage the everyday minutia of our lives, whether it be attending to the health of our relationships, answering our emails, emptying the litter box, sorting the recycling, doing the laundry, changing
the oil in the car, etc. Unattended, small concerns can accumulate in layers and once our stress response is activated we begin to look for a place to “hook” our anxious energy. One area of concern can bleed into another and we lose our accuracy in the rush to ﬁnd a target. Knowing the origins of your stress is important in the effort to manage it. If you can get curious about your functioning over the past six months in all areas of your life, you may be able to more accurately nail down the particular concern that has got you vibrating at work. MARGARET-ANNE SPEAK Margaret-Anne Speak is a registered clinical counsellor with a practice in North Vancouver. You can reach her at 604-761-3440.
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In defence of organic foods Earlier this month, researchers at Stanford University published a study that found a “lack of strong evidence” that organic foods are any more nutritious than conventional food. However, organic food did not grow in popularity over the years based on the premise that the food contained more nutrients than conventional foods. Rather, the food is considered safer and healthier because it does not contain dangerous chemicals used in the production of traditional foods. Agat Mathieu, owner of Café by Tao on West Esplanade, isn’t buying that organic foods aren’t healthier. The organic food advocate and restaurateur, says people will get the wrong idea from headlines that oversimplify the study. Organic foods remain far healthier, maybe more so because of what is not in them, she argues. “For me, there’s no doubt whatsoever,” said Mathieu “With conventional foods, they are using pesticides and herbicides. They are endangering the planet with ruining the topsoil. The farmers are getting sick because they are exposed to those elements. Animals are also affected.” The Stanford study was headed up by a medical doctor who was frequently asked by her patients if pricey organics were worth it, though some of her research showed higher levels of phosphorous and antioxidants in organic produce and more omega-3 fatty acids in organic milk and chicken. Regardless of study results, Mathieu said she sees results from her customers and their children who seem to beneﬁt most. “They comment a lot on their skin. They noticed for children that their rashes are gone. They also notice that their immune system capacity is better. There may be a round of ﬂu in their class and their child won’t get it,” she said.
There’s also the matter of taste. “Sometimes parents say to me, ‘How can your children eat so many vegetables? My children won’t touch them.’ I say ‘Try something organic.’” Mathieu doesn’t see organic foods as a trend, but rather as the start of a movement comparable to recycling, which went from the practice of a dedicated few to the norm across North America. And if her business is any indication, the movement is growing. “(Organics) are becoming more popular. My café is only organic. There’s no compromise,” she said, adding that she would rather not prepare a popular dish if she couldn’t source all organic ingredients for it. “We have so many people coming in just for that reason to shop. . . We’re doing extremely well even though we just opened in March.” Beyond being organic, Café by Tao is also vegan and raw, meaning the only ingredients are fruits, vegetables, nuts and seeds, herbs, spices, and buckwheat for grains. “We take all those ingredients and with them, we make a lasagna, we make a pizza, we make a burger or falafel – things that are known to people and they look exactly the same except our burgers are served in lettuce leaves,” she said. “It’s very enticing.” Her most popular dish right now is the lasagna, with “noodles” made of zucchini, with spinach, mushrooms, marinara sauce, and a layer of “cheese” made of pine nuts and macadamia nuts.
Mathieu is ﬁrmly rooted in her position on organic food. “I’m a strong believer in organic food. There is nothing that you can bring me that will convince me to begin using conventional. There’s nothing you can do. My mind is set. My beliefs are strong. We have to go back to what nature has given us to start with.” BRENT RICHTER firstname.lastname@example.org
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Organics often cost more than genetically modiﬁed foods, Mathieu concedes, but the price is worth it, and there are ways to bring it down for those who can’t afford to feed their families shopping only at high-end stores.
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Before starting the café, Mathieu bought her produce at farmers’ markets, and even started an organic buying co-op so she could buy directly from the suppliers.
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“Now we’re talking 25 to 30 per cent less than the retail price of organic food,” she said.
Agat Mathieu, owner of Café by Tao (left) Apple crepes with maple cream and maple syrup (above)
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