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IN the wake of the province’s decision to surrender control of the school calendar, the North and West Vancouver school districts are rushing to draw up a list of options that could have signiﬁcant implications for teachers and families across the community. The B.C. Ministry of Education announced the regulatory change Nov. 9, saying it was handing control of the calendar to school districts and giving them until the spring to come up with a plan for the 2013-2014 school year. The ministry will still set the minimum number of instructional hours, but how those hours are distributed throughout the year — and how vacations will ﬁt into that schedule — will be determined at the district level. The move followed the passage of Bill 36 earlier in 2012, which eliminated the standard school year. The change leaves North and West Vancouver with just a few months to decide what to do with their new-found freedom. “In a sense, the strength of the standard school calendar was that it See Radical page 5
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AN artist’s rendering of what a proposed West Vancouver Arts Centre might look like in the 1600-block of Bellevue Avenue south of the Safeway site.
WEST VANCOUVER PLANS NEW ARTS CENTRE
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It’s arts’ turn
AFTER years of hovering in the hearts and minds of the arts community, the idea of a West Vancouver Arts Centre is ﬁnally moving forward.
In May, District of West Vancouver council voted unanimously to support in principle the designation of the municipally owned parking lot in the 1600-block of Bellevue Avenue (behind the Safeway site) for a proposed new visual arts centre. An early concept design suggests a three-storey, 28,000-square-foot building with space for an art museum, an art gallery and arts education. “That was a giant milestone for us,” says Merla Beckerman of the council’s vote. “We’re riding a momentum right now because everybody likes the idea of replacing a parking lot with a community amenity.” Beckerman was chairwoman of the Arts Facilities Advisory Committee that worked for 18 months with community arts groups and staff to determine space needs and site options. The 1600 Bellevue location was chosen after a site at the foot of 14th Street was rejected when it met with a negative reaction from the public. The new centre would essentially bring together the programs of the West Vancouver Museum and the Ferry Building Gallery under one roof. But Beckerman notes it won’t replace all arts programs in West Vancouver, which also include the Silk Purse Gallery and the Music Box art instruction programs. “Certainly it will be the mother ship. It will be the centrepoint because of the wonderful location that we’ve secured and because it does most of the programming. But there will still be other facilities that will be in use because you do need education space, you do need some of what we call ‘messy space’ for kids and lifelong learners to do their drawings and printmaking and everything else that’s involved with art production,” she says. Darrin Morrison, curator of the West Vancouver Museum, is excited about the proposed centre. “It would deﬁnitely allow us to grow our programming and meet current programming needs because our current facility is really beyond capacity,” he says. The museum is currently located in the Gertrude Lawson House, a heritage house on 17th Street. In 2006, the museum established a growing art collection and they don’t have adequate storage for it in the current facility, says Morrison. “So a new facility would allow us to grow the collection as well as manage it.” Ruth Payne, visual arts co-ordinator at the Ferry Building Gallery, says the new space is much needed.
“Things right now are what I would call bursting at the seams as far as exhibition and program venues that we have,” she says. The Ferry Building Gallery is located in the Ferry Building on 14th Street, which is a municipally designated heritage property built in 1913. “Heritage buildings are lovely but they’re not purpose-built for art exhibition, collection, (and) program and public interaction meeting space,” says Payne. “This community deserves this at this time.” Although their programs would move to the new centre, both the Ferry Building and Gertrude Lawson House would remain in use as satellite art spaces, or for some other community purpose. Beckerman, who was a professional art adviser for more than 20 years, is a member of the B.C. Arts Council, and is the former chairwoman of the Vancouver Art Gallery Board and vicechairperson of the National Gallery of Canada. She is now cochairing the art centre project’s development committee along with former West Vancouver councillor Michael Evison, who served as council liaison on the advisory committee. “We’re really at the beginning of the process,” says Evison, adding the project got to a certain point last year before the initiatives started to wither on the vine. “It was really at the beginning of this year that we put some life back into it and I think we’ve come a long way,” he notes. “This is a citizen, community-driven project which has full support of council.” For the past four months, Beckerman and Evison have interviewed various residents and community leaders as part of a feasibility study. Evison calls the process so far “semi-public,” but notes there will be a full public process. Beckerman says the response from the feasibility study was overwhelmingly positive, and she is optimistic the committee will be able to move forward with a business plan and determine construction and operational costs. She and Evison are scheduled to present their survey results to council Monday evening in-camera. At that time, Brent Leigh, the municipality’s deputy chief administrative ofﬁcer, is expected to make recommendations for the project’s next steps, including appointments to the development board. Leigh is the district’s lead on the project, and was a nonvoting participant of the advisory committee. If the project’s business plan, funding and construction plan were in place within a year, Leigh says it is possible they could break ground on the centre in a couple of years. The art centre is not a done deal, however. The ﬁnal decision to go ahead with the project will depend on funding and the business
plan. The centre would be a district asset, and the plan is for the estimated $25-million construction cost to be covered largely by donations and some grants. The actual building costs will be determined in conjunction with design studies. The district would be looking at a plan that covered the operating expenses through private funding models. Ultimately, district assets are supported by the district, but the intention is that there would be minimal district support for ongoing operation of the facility, says Leigh. He added that the district is keen to develop an endowment fund and bring long-term ﬁnancial sustainability to the project. The arts centre is part of a campaign toward revitalization of Ambleside that has been four or ﬁve years in the making, says Leigh. “You can see it could be a very effective hub for the vibrancy of the Ambleside revitalization efforts,” Leigh says of the centre. Although the idea of a consolidated art centre reaches back as far as 1960, with artist Jack Shadbolt said to be an early supporter of the idea, the current proposal is the furthest the project has come, says Beckerman. Information from the district notes that planning for the visual arts facility has its roots in two studies: the Aldrich Pears Study in June 2006 and West Vancouver Museum: A Vision for Ambleside in 2009 by Urban Arts Architecture. Both studies were received by council and focused on support for enhanced cultural arts spaces. One looked for distributed facilities along Argyle and the other focused on a more substantial building to replace the museum. Both Beckerman and Evison point to the initiative of the current council and past councils to develop Ambleside as a signiﬁcant factor in the centre’s continued momentum. In 2010, council supported permissive zoning that designated the entire waterfront from the 1300-block to 1800-block of Argyle Avenue as a “cultural precinct.” The idea of a cultural precinct is part of a broader initiative to revitalize Ambleside through redevelopment of the 1300-block of Marine Drive; relocation of the police station to a new public safety building; redevelopment of municipally owned land on Fulton Avenue for housing stock; and a master plan to consolidate arts facilities in Ambleside. “Everything sort of moved in the right direction at the right time,” says Beckerman. Glenn Madsen, the district’s cultural program co-ordinator who oversees programs at the Music Box, says the idea of a cultural precinct on the waterfront meshed with the parks is an attractive and driving force for the centre. Although the new visual arts centre would not be on park land or on waterfront land, it would See WV page 9
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Radical changes unlikely From page 1
provided guidance and clear expectation from the community’s perspective,” said North Vancouver assistant superintendent Mark Jefferson. “Now, with no calendar, you’re starting at square 1, and you’ll have to do a heavy amount of consultation with your partners to ﬁnd out what their perspectives are.” Parents, who will be among those consulted, shouldn’t be expecting any seismic shift, however. “We don’t think there’ll be dramatic changes such as year-round schooling or anything like that,” said Jefferson. “I think you’ll have a two-week Christmas break, a two-week Spring Break for most districts, standard summer breaks.” The West Vancouver school district, which has been in communication with its neighbour on the issue, declined to comment, but the West Vancouver’s Teachers Association, which is involved in the discussions, suggested its district will take a similarly cautious approach. “We don’t have anything radical on the agenda,” said WVTA president Robert Millard. “We’re just looking at the possibilities.” One term that arose in both conversations with the North Shore News was “balanced calendar,” a model that favours a shorter summer vacation and longer winter and spring breaks in an effort to minimize the “learning loss” students experience in the long hazy
days of July and August. “Something that 10 years ago would have been pooh-poohed, people are thinking seriously about,” said West Vancouver’s Millard. “I’ve worked under a balanced calendar when I taught in Japan for three years. . . . There are deﬁnitely advantages to it.” “When you look at the educational research, a shorter summer deﬁnitely beneﬁts students,” said Jefferson. “So if you use that as a starting point, having a more balanced calendar is deﬁnitely more advantageous for (them).” Asked if North Vancouver was considering that model, Jefferson said the school district was looking at “all the options,” but repeated that it wasn’t anticipating any drastic changes. Both men emphasized that discussions were in a very early stage. Millard noted that numerous factors have to be considered: the co-ordination of sports events with other districts, for instance, the timing of rec-centre-based summer programs, and issues relating to daycare for both parents and teachers. “There are so many things that people don’t think about when you’re setting a calendar, and that the people who are affected by it are acutely aware of,” he said. “That’s why we have surveys; you test the waters.” Both North and West Vancouver plan to conduct extensive consultation in the coming months, and aim to have proposals in front of their boards by March, according to Jefferson and Millard.
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“Adequate special education . . . is not a dispensable luxury,” the court stated. The ruling marked the end of 15-year legal battle that began when, as a young child, Jeff struggled for several years while attending North Vancouver’s Braemar elementary. The school district had recently closed a program that offered intensive remediation to students with learning disabilities. In a public statement, this week the board of education noted the special program was closed during a period of “severe ﬁnancial crisis” for the North Vancouver school system, when changes to the funding formula resulted in spending cuts of $17.5 million. The board noted during the time he went to Braemar, Jeff Moore received signiﬁcant individual help. The Supreme Court, however, found it wasn’t enough. It also noted the board continued to operate some other discretionary programs, like the Outdoor School, while cutting special education.
But in an emailed statement, board chairwoman Franci Stratton said by the time lease payments and other site closure costs were considered, shutting down the Outdoor School would not have saved the district money. This year, the school district has budgeted $21 million for special needs within its $139-million operating budget. The province provides about $8.6 million towards the special-needs budget. There are 672 students in North Vancouver public schools identiﬁed as having severe learning disabilities — about 4.4 per cent of the student population, said Stratton. There are an equal number identiﬁed as having less severe learning disabilities. The school district operates two literacy centres at the elementary level for students diagnosed with learning disabilities. Support workers with specialized training also provide help in the schools. But budget cuts have continued to affect special education services. Three years ago, when the province cut the school district’s $3million facilities grant, the district said it would not be able to hire replacements for special education assistants when they were away.
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Y relinquishing control over British Columbia’s school year, the province has freed school districts to tweak their calendars to their hearts’ content, but the move may have come at the cost of larger-scale, systemic improvement. In speaking to the North Shore News about the regulatory change this week, representatives for stakeholders in both North and West Vancouver talked in glowing terms about the potential advantages of a balanced school calendar, a model adopted in some other jurisdictions whereby summer break is shortened in favour of longer spring and winter breaks. The idea arises from research suggesting that the long summer gap hurts students’ retention, making it hard for them to catch up in the fall. It’s unlikely, though, that under the
province’s new laissez-faire regulatory framework, either district will look at the plan seriously, because to go it alone — or even as a pair — would be impractical. A change to a shorter summer would require a cultural shift that stretches beyond the jurisdiction of any school district. The change would affect everything from provincial sports to rec programs to daycare to transit planning; a patchwork of calendars would be a recipe for problems. Realistically, any shift on that scale would have to be co-ordinated at the provincial level. But now, with Victoria out of the equation, it’s unlikely it will ever happen. The balanced calendar may or may not be the best option for our school system, but as a result of the province’s move, it’s an option that’s no longer on the table.
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“They came and went, came and went. So and so didn’t come back and someone else would come in and take his place.” Decorated RCAF Spitﬁre pilot Roy Wozniak discusses the loss of life during the Second World War (from a Nov. 11 Sunday Focus story). ••• “The whole site could be underwater in 30 years.” District of North Vancouver Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn questions plans to locate the Lions Gate secondary wastewater treatment plant at the foot of Pemberton Avenue (from a Nov. 16 news story). ••• “We have quite a number of children, upwards of 200 to 300 children, who are dependent on their parents receiving their safety-net support from Harvest Project.” Harvest Project executive director Gary Ansell talks about the importance of the non-proﬁt raising $200,000 over the next eight weeks to cover its costs for the coming year (from a Nov. 16 news story).
We chose not to live near Metrotown Dear Editor: My wife and I chose to live, and raise our family, in Lynn Valley because of the relative easy access to amenities and, more importantly, to live within the unique natural surroundings offered by the North Shore mountains. We feel somewhat at arm’s length from the hectic lifestyles often associated with higherdensity-living in many surrounding areas. Currently, our Lynn Valley neighbourhood is characterized as quiet, with good neighbours and spectacular views of the local mountains, with easy access to green spaces, hiking and biking trails to work and other amenities. I believe most people who live in Lynn Valley, or other areas of the North Shore, do so for similar reasons. I was shocked when I viewed the proposed Lynn Valley Community Plan this past summer. I am even
more shocked as I have recently learned of other proposals or projects already underway on the North Shore. How could our elected representatives and community planners be so naive and easily persuaded by development companies? We need to keep focused on our community goals and objectives. Community objectives should include maintaining, improving and revitalizing services to meet changing and growing community needs. We need affordable housing for new and young families, as well as older residents. We need amenable services for everyone living in the community. And we need sustainable sources of funding. There must be other options besides going forward with mega development projects, and without the support from the Lynn Valley community.
Lynn Valley residents do not want three apartment towers and higher densities blocking mountain views and placing even more demands on already oversubscribed community streets and services. I can’t imagine why elected ofﬁcials and community planners support large developments such as those proposed for Lynn Valley and other areas on the North Shore, when most North Shore residents oppose it. Large development companies have teams of experts whose sole job is to persuade elected representatives and community planners into supporting their projects. If we wanted to live near Metrotown we would have bought a house to raise our family near Metrotown. Please wake up! Keith Forrest North Vancouver
LVCA meeting excludes community
Dear Editor: An announcement has gone out to the members of the Lynn Valley Community Association to take part in an information meeting where BOSA explains their plans regarding the Lynn Valley Centre development. The meeting is scheduled on Nov. 21 from 7 to 9 p.m. at Molly Nye House. The meeting is only for members that have joined before Nov. 1. I am highly disappointed that LVCA is continuing on the path of excluding everyone in what is happening in Lynn Valley. After all, it is a “community association.” So would it not be reasonable to have an open discussion that includes everyone?
It leaves everybody wondering what is really discussed at these meetings and why the secrecy. Why does LVCA not listen to the people that they claim they represent? Emails that were sent to the LVCA in regard to this meeting remain unanswered. The residents of Lynn Valley are already upset about the highrise proposals and to hold private meetings with the developer (BOSA) is not going to resolve the tension in the community. What is LVCA really trying to accomplish? To alienate everybody? Alex Schwarz North Vancouver
Dear Editor: I had to pause and re-read your story about the Seylynn Village hearing. Since when is $1,130 to $1,950 per month rent for an apartment considered “affordable housing”? Jamie Leigh North Vancouver
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Do you have The Count of Monte Crisco? “DO you have a copy of Tequila Mockingbird?”
“Did Charles Dickens ever write anything fun?” “This Abraham Lincoln: Vampire Hunter has to be the most historically accurate ﬁction book I’ve read.” Those are just a few of the dimwitted remarks featured in the amusing hardback Weird Things Customers Say in Bookstores (Overlook Press), by English bookseller Jen Campbell. When you see the kinds of ignorance that people like her encounter daily, it makes you admire the strength of character that must be required of career booksellers. Of course, independent stores staffed by educated types like Campbell, who has a master’s in English Literature and is a poet and short story writer, are now rare. Modern chain bookstores are fun to visit, with their on-site cafés and seasonal decor items, but the best outlets for true bookworms remain those with worn, creaky hardwood ﬂoors and employees who’ve just ﬁnished reading whatever it is you’re after. At the very least, they’ve heard of it. Here in Vancouver, Duthie
Kate Zimmerman Books, which many people thought was immortal, is long gone, but there’s still the odd bookshop with knowledgeable staff. Just south of the border, Fairhaven, WA, still has a great independent bookstore in Village Books, and Seattle’s wonderful Elliot Bay Book Company has shifted digs but still thrives. Such seasoned establishments, however, are hard to come by. In her introduction to Weird Things, author Campbell writes that she started working in bookstores in 2008. She quickly realized that the people who patronize them are not all quiet, foureyed eggheads, but are as
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unruly in their own way as teenaged dirt bike enthusiasts. Campbell polled other booksellers to see whether they’d had similar experiences to her own, and the result is a book of almost 200 pages that was a London Times bestseller. Evidently, working in a bookstore isn’t a peaceful, stress-free way to make a living. That’s because customers routinely ask booksellers questions like “Where is the true ﬁction section?” They request that the clerk photocopy a recipe from a Jamie Oliver cookbook so they don’t have to buy the whole thing. They try to return a novel they’ve dropped in the bath because it’s now bloated and unreadable. They ask if the bookstore sells milk, screwdrivers, swim goggles, gum, cigarettes, cameras and even sea monkey food. And they want help ﬁnding titles like “Campbell’s Soup for the Soul,” “The Count of Monte Crisco,” “Canary Row,” and “Fiddler on a Hot Tin Roof.” You don’t have to be bookish to laugh at the sheer idiocy of queries like “Who is the author of the Shakespeare plays?”
One vendor was approached by a customer who said she’d just read The Diary of Anne Frank, adding, “I just wanted to ask: did Anne Frank ever write a sequel?” A student fruitlessly searched a university bookstore for the text for his “Northern Anthropology” class before a clerk ﬁgured out that the fellow actually needed The Norton Anthology of Literature. Meanwhile, a man entered a Maine bookstore and declared, “I don’t know why she wants it, but my wife asked for a copy of The Dinosaur Cookbook.” The bookseller wondered if he meant The Dinah Shore Cookbook. “That must be it,” said the gent. “I
wondered what she was up to.” Clerks are apparently presented with countless such mysteries. “I read a book in the ’60s,” a customer once conﬁded. “I don’t remember the author, or the title. But it was green, and it made me laugh. Do you know which one I mean?” When a man asked a Pennsylvania bookseller whether he sold dictionaries, the clerk asked what kind of dictionary he required. “One with all the words,” the customer said. These days, of course, real books are under threat from ebooks. It seems that customers cruise the aisles, jotting down
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Harry Jerome Public Consultation The City of North Vancouver is seeking public input into redevelopment options for the future Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and adjacent public lands. Public input opportunities are underway. ONLINE PUBLIC OPINION SURVEY Available until November 30 at www.cnv.org
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be a geographic connecting point between the waterfront and the Ambleside business district. “It would really act like a bridge,” he says. “As much as it’s an art centre, it’s also a communitybased gathering place.” Madsen calls plans for the new centre a natural evolution. “There’s been a real eye on progressive development and change in this area over the past few years so it’s part of that initiative and this is the arts piece. There’s an appetite to develop and change things for the better.” He adds that the various arts programs will retain their individual identities. “It’s not a question of homogenizing anything or putting it all in one place, it’s part of
a diverse framework of cultural assets available to the community,” he says. Evison says the new visual arts centre will ﬁll a big gap in the community. “Our capacity as a community to have more and greater and perhaps even better exhibits just doesn’t exist. We don’t have the capacity to exhibit some of the art that we have in the community. We don’t have the capacity to accept art from donors in the community, and there’s an awful lot. The performing arts are now well served with the Kay Meek and the visual arts are not.” Beckerman agrees: “We have a beautiful community centre, we have a beautiful seniors centre, we have fabulous recreation facilities, and it was just time that the arts had their turn.”
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THE City of North Vancouver is currently revising its ofﬁcial community plan in a process it calls “City Shaping.”
The OCP is a blueprint for the city’s future and is intended to provide a degree of certainty; all bylaws and works undertaken by the city must be consistent with the plan once adopted. Our most recent version was adopted in 2002. The city adopted the Metro Vancouver Regional Growth Strategy in 2011. The strategy assigns a one per cent per year growth rate to the city as its share of the region’s growth over the coming years. The Local Government Act requires that the city’s OCP be generally consistent with the regional growth strategy which projects population, dwelling units, employment and a 10-year housing demand estimate. North Vancouver City Voices citizens group has concluded after extensive research into public hearing transcripts, council meeting minutes and committee meeting minutes that the city has far exceeded targets assigned by the regional growth strategy — and even by its own OCP. On Nov. 6, we met with city staff members to show them our documentation. We asked them to conﬁrm that our conclusions about growth in the city — that we are far exceeding the targets assigned — are reasonable and accurate. They indicated they would verify our numbers. We have tried to contact them for a response over the past two days with no success and have now reluctantly come to the conclusion that the city does not want people to realize the following facts. From the regional growth strategy: ■ The 10-year housing demand estimate is for 2,400 units; ownership demand is 1,600, rental demand is 800. The 800 rental units is broken down to 600 affordable-housing units and 200 market-rental units. ■ Target population for 2021 is 56,000 and for 2031 is 62,000. ■ Dwelling unit target for 2021 is 25,600 and for 2031 is 28,000. The city’s current population is 51,083 according to B.C. Statistic’s 2012 population estimates and the city’s website puts its current dwelling units at 22,789. However, there are 4,145 dwelling units currently approved. This means that, using the city statistics of 2.2 people per unit, an additional 9,119 people are already expected. Bottom line? The 2021 target population is surpassed by 4,202, and we are already at 97.1% of the 2031 target population. Our ﬁgures do include the population from the Harbourside estimates although the rezoning is not yet scheduled. However, our ﬁgures do not include new duplexes, coach houses, secondary suites (23 currently listed on the development application site). Nor do our ﬁgures include the estimated See Livable page 11
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350,000 square feet of development planned for the Harry Jerome redevelopment. Conservatively this will be another 500 units at 700 square feet per unit. In 2002, the city proposed a population cap of 55,500 by 2021. Then councillor John Braithwaite said that when the limit is reached council would know what to do next. Our mayor, then a councillor, said that he would look at sustainability and affordability. Well, the time has come to look at it — we have passed that mark. While we have respect for the professionalism and ethics of the city planning staff, we have grown very concerned about the role city staff members have been assigned in handling development applications. Since staff is advising council, we think their primary responsibility should be as defenders of the OCP. We have been dismayed to see planning staff assigned to work with developers after we have heard from developers that city staff members have encouraged them to ask for more height on proposed buildings. There is a public hearing on Monday for the Onni redevelopment on the Safeway site. It may interest residents of the city to know that over the past couple of years there have been 14 OCP amendments — the purpose of which has mostly been to increase density. We believe Onni’s request to ignore existing OCP guidelines will also be approved. We are emphatically not anti-growth. However we believe the pace of development is out of control in our city. We want to continue to enjoy the things that brought us to North Vancouver — its beautiful scenery, spectacular vistas and natural splendour. We do not want to live in the shadows of oversized condos or have our limited hours of sunlight blocked by massive towers. We want growth that respects the character and values of our neighbourhoods and growth that puts the interests of citizens ﬁrst. We want growth that respects the ofﬁcial community plan, not growth driven by developers and speculators. We want livable growth that includes the development of parks, recreation facilities, schools, medical facilities, transportation and trafﬁc capacity at the same time as development occurs, not as a long-delayed afterthought, paid for through higher taxes. The city’s population growth is no longer within the stated limits. What happens when we are no longer consistent with any plan?
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The Hungry Oven head chef Dahn Bryan and ﬁreﬁghter Ryan Koenig Representatives of The Hungry Oven, located in North Vancouver, hosted a Firehouse Cooking Event Oct. 25. Those in attendance joined with Hungry Oven staff and District of North Vancouver ﬁreﬁghters to prepare meals for women and children at Sage Transition House, as well as raise funds for the district ﬁreﬁghters’ charitable society.
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NORTH Vancouver’s Hall family, Michael, Lori and Annika, will be among the community members showing their support for Lace Up For Kids, an ice-skating fundraiser, Thursday, Nov. 22 in support of rare disease research.
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NV family takes action ■ Lace Up For Kids, a team or individual skating event, Thursday, Nov. 22 from 6 p.m. to 2 a.m. at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre at the University of British Columbia in Vancouver. The event is a partnership between UBC REC, and the Rare Disease Foundation and B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation in support of rare disease research. Info: rarediseasefoundation.org.
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WHEN North Vancouver resident Lori Hall laces up her skates and takes to the ice at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sports Centre in Vancouver Nov. 22, she’ll be doing so in support of all the children and families affected by rare diseases in B.C.
A ﬁrst time participant in Lace Up For Kids, Hall will be among the individuals and teams preparing to skate a collective 25,000 laps of the rink. The event is student-driven, presented by representatives of UBC REC and in addition to skating, participants commit to raising funds in support of rare disease research. The event offers an array of family friendly off-ice
activities as well. Hall knows ﬁrsthand the challenges a rare disease can have on a family as her daughter Annika, 2, has an isodicentric chromosome 15 (IDIC15). She’s grateful for the support she’s received from the Rare Disease Foundation and is a member. “(They’ve helped) us ﬁnd a community of people that, although living with varied and diverse rare diseases, understand this journey like no one else could,” she says. According to the foundation, approximately 3 million Canadians have a rare disease. “The prevalence of rare disease in our community is alarming. . . .,” says Hall. “Rare disease will touch you in your lifetime. We can use statistics to paralyze us or motivate us to action. I choose to be motivated. The Rare Disease Foundation microgrant program has already proven that we can change the established medical paradigm and ﬁnd real world solutions to problems facing families living with a rare disease. You can make a difference and you can start by supporting Lace Up For Kids.” Isabel Jordan, chairwoman of the Rare Disease Foundation, likewise encourages community members to support Lace Up For Kids. “Our microgrant research program is doing something no See Parent page 18
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AS a child (shown here), former West Vancouver resident Trevor Bestwick had difﬁculty reading due to dyslexia. Following his enrollment at Eaton Arrowsmith school, he ﬁnally got the help he needed.
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TRACING the narrow path between two thin lines while wearing an eyepatch may seem like an odd antidote to dyslexia, but for Trevor Bestwick, it worked like a charm.
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specialized program. The new school stressed memorizing speciﬁc rules to compensate for dyslexia, a program that left Bestwick struggling. “For something like bad spelling, I would learn a bunch of techniques, how to remember how to spell certain words, or just some words that didn’t follow the fundamental rules of the English language,” Bestwick says. “A great example I can give you is the word ‘laugh.’ When I was really young the way I learned to memorize it was, ‘Look At Us Giggle Happily.’” The program didn’t seem to change anything except Bestwick’s personality. “Because of my poor school skills I was heading in the direction of the class clown because I loved getting a laugh out of people and it was a great way to hide my weaknesses,” he says. Having taken a Lucas Centre course with Howard Eaton, who currently serves as director of Eaton Arrowsmith school, Bestwick and his mother opted to make a change. Located near University Hill in Vancouver, Eaton Arrowsmith specializes in helping students with learning disabilities and social difﬁculties. The school offers a slate of programs designed to improve a student’s cognitive functions until they can return to a public or private school. “It was clear at the time I still had some struggles. Nothing I’d done at that program could make my writing speed faster or increase my productivity on writing an essay or getting better at spelling,” Bestwick says. “We took a leap of faith with Howard Eaton.” Bestwick says he was heartbroken to
TODAY, Trevor Bestwick is a successful University of Calgary engineering student. leave his friends for a new school that championed methods that, at ﬁrst glance, seemed peculiar. “Eaton Arrowsmith would give you an exercise that might seem a little abstract at the time, that has nothing to do with spelling, but the reality of it is actually isolating the part in your brain that helps the way your brain actually learns to spell,” he says. Tracing patterns while wearing an eye-
patch turned out to be a useful exercise. “When you’re doing this exercise they don’t want you using one side of your brain because the part of your brain that has trouble with the exercise needs to be isolated,” Bestwick explains. The school’s drills served the same general functions as rehabilitative exercises, according to Bestwick. “These exercises might have nothing to do with social studies or English class, but they’re engaging the brain in a way that makes it stronger and learn faster, and no longer do you have to compensate,” he says. Learning to quickly read six-handed clocks also beneﬁted Bestwick. “Those exercises help you with anything from having to co-ordinate a bunch of tasks to staying organized, it helps you with math.” Understanding the interdependence of each hand on the clock can help in comprehending the ripple effect of social relationships, according to Bestwick. It wasn’t long before the program seemed to be working, and in Grade 7 Bestwick was able to dive into the Harry Potter books. “I’m not reading an entire page and forgetting what I’d read because I was focusing so hard on what words were on the page and not the actual subject,” he says. “Life gets a little more interesting.” Rather than struggling to graduate high school, Bestwick earned a scholarship for academic excellence. “I want to do anything I can for Eaton Arrowsmith because I think it’s a great school,” he says. “They’re just really open and understanding and want kids to do the best they can in life.”
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REGISTERED dietitian Joanna Irvine and Loblaws pharmacist manager Ben Yeung look over some products prior to a diabetes awareness and information tour held at the Real Canadian Superstore’s North Vancouver location Wednesday. In collaboration with the Canadian Diabetes Association and in recognition of Diabetes Awareness Month and World Diabetes Day, Nov. 14, the store is also offering diabetes risk assessments and hosting diabetes information sessions presented by pharmacists on blood glucose monitoring throughout November. Info: drugstorepharmacy.ca.
health notes NOTICES Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-8806 or comfortkeepers. ca. Movember Guys Yoga: Men only are invited to try one free yoga class Mondays, 7:30 p.m. during the month of November at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-995-1970. Diabetes Awareness Month: Real Canadian Superstore will offer diabetes risk assessments. during the month of November
at 333 Mount Seymour Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: drugstorepharmacy.ca. The Dilemma of Chemicals: Penny Le Couteur, author of Napoleon’s Buttons: Seventeen Molecules that Changed History, will challenge common assumptions of the danger of synthetic chemicals Tuesday, Nov. 20, 12:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary.ca. FindingYourRhythm:Women who provide emotional or practical support to a spouse, parent, relative or friend are invited to explore self-discovery through singing, listening, drumming and dancing Tuesday, Nov. 20, 6-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. For more information or to register, contact Karyn at firstname.lastname@example.org or 604982-3320.
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WEST Vancouver secondary Grade 11 students and twin sisters Julie (left) and Celine Jeon, leaders of their school’s Me to We Club, sort the food collected during their We Scare Hunger campaign in support of the Vancouver Food Bank. The teens launched the Me to We Club at their school this year following a lifechanging humanitarian trip to Kenya. They have a number of upcoming initiatives planned, including a school sleepover in support of the ﬁght against women’s sex trafﬁcking in India, as well as bake sales and a clothing drive.
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Major donor SEYCOVE student Bradley LaCroix donates blood during a recent Canadian Blood Services Bloodmobile event at his school. A mobile blood donation clinic will be held Nov. 28, 1-8 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church in North Vancouver. Info: blood.ca. West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $5 for 45 minutes. Reservations or for more information, phone 604-983-6301.
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MLA Ralph Sultan, minister of state for seniors (left), and District of West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith (right) look over a poster hanging in the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre with Fred Titcomb, one of the municipality’s well-known 100-year-old citizens. West Vancouver was one of nine communities presented with age-friendly recognition awards in September, as well as $1,000 to help fund an age-friendly legacy project and a poster celebrating their efforts. Sultan and Smith stopped by the local seniors’ centre Nov. 6 to raise awareness of the provincial government’s Age-Friendly B.C. community recognition program. Applications will be accepted until Jan. 4, 2013. Info: gov.bc.ca/agefriendly.
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Fashion Show: See clothes being modelled by West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre members Wednesday, Nov. 21, 2:30-4:30 at 695 21st St. Fee: $15/$12. Info: 604-925-7280 or westvancouver. ca/seniors. SOCIAL GROUPS AND OUTINGS Tuesday Night Dine and Dance: Dance to the swinging singing sounds of Bob York and the Nu-Yorkers, every Tuesday, 5:30-9 p.m. at the Eagles Club Starlight Room, 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. Fee: $12 for dancing and dinner or $5 for dancing only. Reservations: 604-988-9073. SPORTS, RECREATION, GAMES, FITNESS AND HEALTH Badminton: Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m., Fridays, 10 a.m.noon at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-983-6362 or firstname.lastname@example.org. Bingo: Fridays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Kiwanis Lynn Manor, 2555 Whiteley Court, North Vancouver. Early bird game until 7 p.m. — three cards for $1. After 7 p.m. — $2.50. Info: 604-988-1927. Bingo: Open to the public Mondays, 1-3:30 p.m. and Thursdays, 1-4 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-2474 or www.silverharbourcentre.com. Brain Gym: A program of gentle movements and activities to bring about improvements in memory, balance and co-ordination Tuesdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $7. Drop in or register in advance: 604-987-8138 or 604-982-8300. Bridge: Mondays, 7-10 p.m. and Fridays, 1-3 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-983-6362 or email@example.com. Bridge: Four groups to choose from plus lessons for those wanting to improve their skills at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Social bridge, Mondays, 12:40-4 p.m. Drop-in fee: $3. Low-key bridge, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. Drop-in fee: $2. Supervised bridge, Fridays, 9:30 a.m. to noon. Drop-in fee: $2. Duplicate bridge, Fridays, 12:30-4 p.m. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-9802474 or www.silverharbourcentre.com.
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if it wasn’t it will be by the time you finish circling the place for a parking spot. Twice around and you secretly vow to bring a brush to paint the lines of your own parking stall. Three times and you begin to wonder if there isn’t too much emphasis on materialism in our society, and whether your friends and family members wouldn’t be better served by a pretentious lecture on society’s woes than actual continued on page 27
ST. PIUS X SCHOOL ANNUAL CHRISTMAS CRAFT FAIR Natalie Giragosian, Nathan Gooding and Alek Giragosian, of St Pius X elementary, help decorate for the school’s upcoming annual Christmas Craft Fair on Sunday, Nov. 18, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. The fair will feature local crafters, home baking, light refreshments and all day rafﬂes, as well as a book fair and opportunities for kids to make their own crafts.
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How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? BOTH WRITTEN BY JANE YOLEN, THE BLUE SKY PRESS.
hese two wonderfully illustrated picture books are easy reads for kids and fun for parents too. Both books feature a colourful collection of dinosaurs causing some mischief during the holiday season, one during Chanukah and one on Christmas Eve. Or are they? You’ll have to read to the end to find out. Author Jane Yolen’s prose is lyrical and humorous. Written in a rhyming pattern, the books present festive stories in an educational and entertaining format. How Do Dinosaurs Say Happy Chanukah? follows a number of longtoothed, spiky, big-footed, horned dinos through some of the highlights
of the eight festive days of Chanukah. This book contains delightful dinosaur naughtiness especially entertaining for children who are familiar with Chanukah. It also presents an amusing and informative introduction for children who are not familiar with Chanukah. How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? is written in the same rhyming pattern, and follows a similarly horned and big-footed troupe of dinosaurs as they peek at gifts, eat Santa’s cookies and lick all the candy canes. These big and colourful books are cheerful additions to the holiday season. ROSALIND DUANE
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● Fault In Our Stars, John Green ● Raven Boys, Maggie Stiefvater ● Diviners, Libba Bray ● Cinder, Marissa Meyer
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● Holiday Candy Cane Groovy Girl ($19.95) ● Exclusive Duct Tape Jewellery Design Set ($29.95) ● Hatley Pajamas ($29.95) in Snowflake, Winter Birds, Snow Tired or Blue Dinos ● Rudolph Operation ($29.95) ● Sno Stompers ($24.95) ● Green Toys Sea Plane ($21.95) ● Set Sail Pirate Ship Playset ($149.95) ● Alex Talking Tubes ($27.95) ● Clump O Lump ($29.95) – a plush toy that can be zipped and matched into different combinations ● Rock ‘em Sock ‘em Robots ($34.95) from Mattel ● Melissa & Doug Christmas Cookie Playset ($22.95) ● Knexosaurus Rex ($24.99) by Knex ● Super Mario Checkers & Tic Tac Toe Collector’s Game Set ($19.95) SOURCE: INDIGOKIDS
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holiday happenings OPERATION CHRISTMAS CHILD SHOEBOX CAMPAIGN: The shoebox campaign invites the community to fill a shoebox with small gift items for needy children in other countries. Boxes can include small toys, art/craft items, toiletries, games etc. North Shore Alliance Church at 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver will serve as a distribution and collection hub for the North Shore for this year’s campaign. Collections will take place until Nov. 25. Info: 604-985-7155, or samaritanspurse.ca. POINSETTIA SALE: Sentinel Secondary’s Interact Club will hold a sale to raise money for ShelterBox, a disaster relief charity which provides shelter for survivors in need. The plants come in red, pink or white and cost $12.95. Order online at sentinel. plants4nonprofit.com/. Pick up will be Dec. 6 and 7 at Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Crosscreek Rd., West Vancouver. COATS FOR KIDS: The Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association will hold its 17th annual campaign in support of the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau until Dec. 7. North Vancouver drop-off locations: Dick’s Lumber & Building Supplies, 160 Hanes Ave., Monday-Friday, 6:30 a.m.-5 p.m., Saturday, 8 a.m.-5 p.m. and Alchemy Construction Ltd., 1537 Welch St., Monday-Friday, 8 a.m.-4:30 p.m. West Vancouver drop-off location: G.D. Nielsen Developments Ltd., 2405 Bellevue Ave., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.-5 p.m. WINTER GIFT GALLERY: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists Nov. 20-Jan. 5, at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Meet the artists reception Sunday, Nov. 25, 2-4 p.m. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com.
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FLORAL OPEN HOUSE: Diamond Florist will host a fundraiser Thursday, Nov. 22 at 1266 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. A portion of all sales and pre-orders will go to BC Children’s Hospital. Info: diamondflorist.ca or 604-980-7050.
STARRY NIGHTS AT PARK ROYAL Sara Park (left) and Amanda Eaton, of Park Royal, and Mikki Nash and Dolina Gibb, of Capilano Community Services, deck the halls for Starry Nights at Park Royal Nov. 16 and Nov. 21. Shoppers are invited to get a jump on their Christmas shopping as the mall will stay open late for ticketed shoppers for an evening of music, shopping, wine and cheese. Tickets are $10 for one night or $15 for both. For tickets call 604-988-7115. continued from page 25
gifts. And then you park. Checking your watch (it’s late, it’s late) you decide you don’t have time to put your jacket and toque in the trunk. The song on the mall speakers is some Muzak version of a seasonal tune with bells and people laughing all the way. It is meant to calm the nerves, but the effect is the opposite. You immediately find the perfect gift, and just as quickly you realize it’s the perfect gift for you, and that no one else you know would be remotely interested in the illustrated history of American rockabilly. Fear takes its toll, and you become certain the speakers are pumping out the same three Muzak Christmas carols on an interminable loop. The ability for logical thought is strained. It’s also hotter than you expected and a layer of sweat is bubbling up from your skin but it’s much too late to drop your jacket and toque off at the car. You have 11 people to shop for and 90 minutes before the mall closes. It’s time to become a strictly reactive animal.
“What’s that? A door crasher sale? Better luck next year, Grandma,” you snarl, pouncing ahead of the polite people as you swerve towards the bargains that may knock at least three relatives off your list, because really, who can’t use a mini laundry hamper? Shamefully, I must admit. I have been this shopper. (Except for the snarling at Grandma bit.) However, while leaving everything until the last minute can be stressful, there are also benefits. For instance, I have never bought anything that spoiled before Christmas morning. There are disadvantages to relying purely on instinct. One Christmas, a
video game caught my eye as being perfect for my brother. Unfortunately, it had also caught my eye the previous year. Shortly after that I started keeping all my gift receipts in my pocket while people unwrapped their presents. You may read this article and smile with just a hint of smugness, because, after all, you finished your Christmas shopping before most people carved their Halloween pumpkins. But shopping too soon, besides being cowardly, can also backfire. If you purchase an iPhone in September, you’re sure to feel foolish when the latest model, the one with voice activated dialing and an app that irons your pants while streaming TV shows is released in December. Perhaps there is no really good method of buying presents because, after all, they’re only things, and the greatest gifts are those intangible moments we share, and those feelings we touch in our loved ones. That’s what I’m asking for this year. That and, of course, the illustrated history of American rockabilly. JEREMY SHEPHERD
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2 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for work space 5 tbsp white sugar, plus 1 tablespoon for finishing 1 tbsp baking powder ½ tsp salt 6 tbsp chilled unsalted butter, cut into small squares 2/3 cup half and half, plus 1 tablespoon for finishing ½ cup cranberries that have been halved and drained INSTRUCTIONS Preheat the oven to 425 degrees. In a bowl, mix together flour, five tablespoons of the sugar, with the baking powder and salt. Cut in butter with two knives until the mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Stir in twothirds of a cup of half and half until just moistened. Gently fold in the halved cranberries. On a lightly floured surface, knead dough gently, five to 10 times. Pat into a one-inch thick round. Cut into eight wedges and place on baking sheet, two inches apart. Brush tops with remaining tablespoon of half and half. Sprinkle with remaining tablespoon of sugar. Bake until golden brown, 12-15 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack. Makes eight scones, perfect for a holiday brunch. FROM: THE BRIDGE HOUSE RESTAURANT AT CAPILANO SUSPENSION BRIDGE
Mixing up the menu
efore you know it the holiday season will sneak up on you and guests will be knocking at your door. Even if you usually serve traditional family dishes year after year, you may have to tweak your menu from time to time to suit food allergies or tastes. Adjusting your menu for wheat allergies, lactose or gluten intolerance, or religious or spiritual preferences shouldn’t cause stress. Just try to remember that cooking for guests should be about pleasing the guests and not just a showcase for the cook’s talent. Among your guests this year, you may even find (gulp) a vegetarian. Vegetarians have been around for a long time but they still seem to stump some hosts. Whether it’s a friend or relative who has recently stopped eating meat or a new friend or relative who is joining your celebrations for the first time, vegetarians are making informed decisions about their health and their diet as are people who choose to eat meat. They are not vegetarians just to throw a wrench into your holiday plans. Vegetarians shouldn’t be offended by the meat items on your menu, so you shouldn’t have to throw out your plump, roast turkey. A few simple considerations might help ensure that your menu suits everyone at the table. The simple thing to remember about vegetarians is that they don’t eat meat. That includes meat-based stock, such as chicken stock or beef stock. Vegetarians also don’t eat birds (birds count as meat, so no chicken or turkey). And they don’t eat fish. Some people who don’t eat red meat but do eat fish call themselves vegetarians, but true vegetarians don’t eat any animals. It’s OK to ask ahead of time if your guest eats fish just in case. It is also OK
to ask your guest if they want to bring their own main dish if you’re not sure what to make. However, if you want to offer some options, simply think of one really great meal your family eats that doesn’t include meat (vegetarian lasagna, no-meat perogies, stuffed red peppers, etc.). There are also many ready-made vegetarian options in the frozen foods aisle of local supermarkets. But since there are many “hidden” ingredients in processed foods that are actually meat by-products, it’s probably safer to splurge on some items from one of the many popular and well-known brands at your local organic food store (read the ingredients list). Any vegetables you were planning to cook will be suitable for vegetarians as long as they are not cooked in the roasting pan with your meaty main course. If you’re making your famous roasted potatoes, remember to roast some outside the pan for your veggie guest. (Roasting a bit of stuffing outside the bird would also be a welcome treat.) Unfortunately, the popular practice of coating veggies with cheese sauce doesn’t work for most vegetarians. A lot of cheeses are made with rennet, which usually comes from the stomach membrane of cows. You can look for rennet-free cheese, there are many available in local stores, or you can simply serve your cheese sauce on the side. That is also a good idea for sauces and gravies for vegetables and side dishes, such as mashed potatoes. (It will give you an excuse to dust off your holiday-themed gravy boats.) Consider adding small dishes of nuts, rolls, crackers or raw veggies to the table for safe grazing during the meal. The only thing to remember about dessert is that lard comes from the fatty tissue of pigs, so substitute butter options for lard in your dessert recipes. Consider offering a simple fruit and ice cream dish as a safe option. If your guest is vegan, it means they don’t eat meat, eggs or dairy products, or dairy by-products. There are many vegan breads available, as well as meat and butter substitutes, although you may need to visit your local organic or health-food grocery. A quick chat with your vegan guest beforehand might be helpful in choosing some menu options. Family traditions are important during the holidays but so is showing kindness. Making everyone feel welcome and included at your dinner table is a great nod to the spirit of the season.
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SEVERAL Canadian Olympic athletes made their rounds on the North Shore following London 2012. Above: Bronze-medal winner Karina LeBlanc, goalkeeper of the Canadian womenâ€™s national soccer team, trains with North Shore Girls Soccer Club in the Bubble at Windsor secondary. Top right: Bronze medal cyclists Gillian Carleton and Jasmin Glaesser talk about their London 2012 experience to a crowd at Moveo Sport and Rehabilitation Centre. Right: Freestyle swimming silver medalist Ryan Cochrane signs an autograph for Jake Judkins, a member of the Chena swim club at Team Aquatic Supplies. Bronze medal swimmer Richard Weinburger also made an appearance.
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Chile focusing more on regional wines Notable Potables
REVIEWING my tasting travels through Chile, it’s not hard to be impressed by the wealth of noteworthy wines emerging, often from lesser-known producers (several of whom I’m hopeful will show up soon on local shelves). New names we’ll be watching for in coming months include Calcu, Maquis and Apaltagua. However, it’s also gratifying to witness the transformation that’s been taking place within the industry at large. Major brands, who more than
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THE Cono Sur Chimbarongo Bicycle Vineyard has sustainable practices thanks to winemaker Matias Rios, in the photo at right. a decade ago might have been more inclined to keep ﬂooding our shores with cheap Merlot, are now increasingly focused on regional wines of origin. Case in point: long established Undurraga, which, under new ownership since 2007, has made an about-face turn with its emphasis on well-made, regional wines that often over-deliver, especially in the aptly named Terroir Hunter range. Renowned for its cleanly crafted entry-level wines and
more, giant Cono Sur was among the ﬁrst to implement organic farming (now certiﬁed) at its Chimbarongo vineyard in 2000, where workers ride bicycles. Winemaker Matias Rios, at Cono Sur’s helm since 2003, enjoys a well-earned reputation for moving the sustainable agenda forward, while at the same time maintaining the brand’s notoriety for affordability. Under his watch, Cono Sur became the world’s ﬁrst carbon neutral winery and also was among the ﬁrst to spearhead a switch to lightweight bottles, all in the name of reducing emissions. Here’s a clutch of good value wines at various levels that underscore the changes taking place, with many more
in coming weeks. ■ Cono Sur “Bicycle” Gewurztraminer 2012 (Bio Bio/Casablanca) Very varietally correct, with perfumed rose petal aromas, made in a drier style with spicy notes on the palate and a lengthy ﬁnish. Clean, fresh and a real deal at $10.99, 89 pts. Perfect with pad Thai or mildly spiced dishes. ■ Cono Sur 20 Barrel Chardonnay 2011 Bump it up a notch for this well-balanced Chard that sports a creamy top before citrus, peach and mineral notes wrapped in elegant oak in a focused, quite complex palate. PWS 90 pts. Lobster would be good. ■ Cono Sur “Bicycle” Pinot Noir 2011 (Central Valley) Savoury dusty notes on top
followed by cherry rhubarb and earthy notes wrapped in decent acidity for ﬂexible food pairing. BCLS $15.99, 88 pts. ■ Undurraga Sibaris Pinot Noir 2011 (Maipo) Bright cherry notes on top followed by pleasing spicy and savoury notes on the medium-weighted palate with well-integrated tannins and spicy notes through the close. BCLS, Everything Wine $15.99, 89 pts. Try with barbecued salmon. ■ Concha y Toro Riberas
Small kitchen yields big book ■ The Smitten Kitchen Cookbook, by Deb Perelman, Random House, 321 pages, $35.
DEB Perelman’s success story continues with the publication of this, her ﬁrst cookbook.
Six years ago she began posting her recipes to her own website and her fanbase grew. Her website is now viewed eight million times a month. Working in her tiny 42square-foot kitchen in her New
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PUBLIC MEETING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Meeting concerning the following Development Variance Permit application has been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider issuance of DVP2012-00007 and DPA2012-00006 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. 2012-00007 JEFF AND BRENDA COKER have applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to the property located at 862 Cumberland Crescent, legally described as Lot 5, Block 36, District Lot 552, Plan 3412, as indicated on the sketch. If issued, the variance will permit a 1,000 square foot single storey Level-B Accessory Coach House fronting West 19th Street, at the rear of the lot. The building height complies with the height envelope. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2012-00006 As part of the same application JEFF AND BRENDA COKER have applied for a Development Permit with respect to the property legally described above, located at 862 Cumberland Crescent. This Development Permit ensures the Level-B Accessory Coach House, described above, is constructed in compliance with the Level-B Accessory Coach House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. APPLICANT: JEFF & BRENDA COKER The proposed Permits and any relevant background material may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 16, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please visit www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planner, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-990-4206. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at email@example.com or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.
PUBLIC HEARING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Hearing concerning the following Zoning Text Amendment has been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider Bylaw No. 8272 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 26, 2012 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. ZONING BYLAW NO. 8272 BROOK POONI ASSOCIATES INC. have applied for a Zoning Text Amendment with respect to the property located at 949 West 3rd Street, legally described as Lot 9, Block X, District Lot 265, Plan 12454, as indicated on the sketch. This Bylaw will amend the existing Comprehensive Development 418 Zone to permit, within the deﬁnition of Accessory Retail Service Group 2, the retailing of art supplies and related services. The retailing of art supplies will be in conjunction with an industrial warehouse/distribution center. APPLICANT: BROOK POONI ASSOCIATES INC. The proposed Bylaw and any relevant background material may be inspected at the ofﬁce of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from November 16, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please visit www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Barbara Westmacott, Planning Technician II, at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 604-990-4216. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at email@example.com or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, November 26, 2012.
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Whistler Presents Winter Kick-off Nov. 22-25: To celebrate the original opening weekend, Nov. 22-25, Whistler Presents: Winter Kick Off with events and entertainment both on and off the slopes. Blackcomb Mountain opens Nov. 22. The Peak 2 Peak Gondola opens for winter sightseeing on the same day. Musical acts and street performers will add to the village vibe from 8 a.m. until noon all weekend. Winter kick-off ﬁreworks will take place in Skier’s Plaza on Saturday, Nov. 24 at 7 p.m. with David Myles and Ali Milner taking to the stage at Millennium Place Saturday evening.
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WITH Environment Canada forecasting up to 40 centimetres of snow in the alpine over the weekend, Whistler Mountain decided to open early on Saturday, Nov. 17 — ﬁve days ahead of the scheduled Nov. 22 date. For current conditions visit whistler.com/weather.
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Neville Judd Contributing Writer
WE all love our kids, but let’s face it, they cramp our style sometimes. Especially in a place like Whistler, where the potential for adult indulgence abounds. As another ski and snowboard season dawns upon us, I ask you this: Have parents not earned a little indulgence? From the poolside hammocks at the Scandinave Spa in Whistler, yes we have. From the tranquil cross-country ski trails of Callaghan Valley, certainly. From the excitement found atop a throbbing 4-stroke Bombardier snowmobile, hell yeah! The best part of a trip can be in the planning, but for parents, sometimes it’s easier to leave it to experts. Enjoy Whistler offers personalized service to ensure travellers strapped for time can still enjoy a memorable visit, with or without children. During a ﬂying 72-hour visit to Whistler late last season, I drove fast, ﬁred riﬂes, relaxed in a spa and skied till I dropped. I think I may have even had a better time than my kids. Some of it was hard work though. Take the Biathlon Experience, for example, a two-hour immersion into the oldest winter sport of them all. At the Whistler Olympic Park in Callaghan Valley, adults can try the sport, a combination of cross-country skiing and riﬂe marksmanship. Aside from one regrettable hunting trip in Ireland 20 years ago (the rabbit got away), I’ve never done either. That was soon obvious to my instructor Antoine, who coached me through the ﬁner points of skate skiing. In contrast to classic cross-country skis, skate skis are thinner, trickier, and faster. “Tougher to learn, but easier to master,” said Antoine, who should know. He started 30 years ago, when he was 22 months old. After some advice on balancing and edging, I began shifting my weight from side to side, achieving a clumsy version of V-skating — no poles, just pushing off with one ski and repeating with the other. We moved on to the classic diagonal stride, coordinating a forward poling arm with the opposite driving leg. Antoine made it look like ballet, all grace and elegance. I looked like Bambi with haemorrhoids. I was exhausted by the time we reached the Biathlon Range, where I at least got to lie down. It was the part I’d been waiting for: Firing a 22-calibre riﬂe. Antoine demonstrated, telling me to focus on my breathing, and pointing out that
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GEARED up and ready to rumble on the Callaghan Cruiser, a familyfriendly snowmobile ride offered by Canadian Snowmobile Adventures. with snow and gusty winds, a racing heartbeat won’t improve my chances of hitting a grapefruit-size target, 50 metres away. Nor would the cooked breakfast and three cups of coffee I’d had earlier, but I persevered through an initial round of near misses. After more advice from Antoine, and adjusting for the winds, I hit ﬁve out of ﬁve. (Ask Antoine!) Would the Whistler Olympic Park really go to such lengths to make me feel good? “The size of grapefruits, you say?” my wife whispered to me later that evening See Snowmobiles page 34
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through the mist of a eucalyptus steam bath at Whistler’s Scandinave Spa. It wasn’t a whisper of hushed reverence; in fact I detected a hint of sarcasm. Talking among guests is strongly discouraged at Scandinave, which offers hydrotherapy and massage packages. The hydrotherapy comprises outdoor baths — some hot, some cold — with a sauna, steam room and solarium. We followed the hot-cold relaxation sequence three or four times, and aside from the occasional gasp in the Nordic plunge pools, we observed the spa’s code of silence. There was plenty of time to talk, back at the Fairmont Chateau Whistler. Our kids were making the most of the hotel’s pools and hot tubs, where silence is discouraged. The hotel is more progressive than most when it comes to children. Not only do its chefs offer a children’s menu that is actually healthy (and delicious), its gym offers guided ﬁtness training for seven to 17-year-olds. On Blackcomb the next day, my son Ryan explained to me Whistler Blackcomb Live, the Telus Mobile app. Track your runs using GPS, clock distances
travelled, vertical shredded and maximum speeds. As if further proof were needed that Ryan’s cool and I’m not, the app is available on his iPhone, but not on my Blackberry. I was stressed to learn that the app logged Ryan’s fastest speed at almost 80 kilometres per hour. But then Ryan’s a 15 year-old who snowboards and I’m a 45-yearold dad who skis: As long as his mum doesn’t ﬁnd out, he’ll be ﬁne. Not that any of us were slowing down the following day. The biggest adrenaline rush of the weekend came courtesy of Canadian Snowmobile Adventures’ Callaghan Cruiser. After getting geared up in helmets, gloves and heavy waterproof jackets, our guide Morgan gave us a detailed safety talk about the four-stroke Bombardier snowmobile and the conditions ahead. The engine sparked to life, and I was actually a little nervous until Ryan leaned into my ear and told me to step on it. The Callaghan Cruiser may be billed as “family friendly,” but I still felt just slightly rebellious whizzing around wide and winding trails in a blizzard. We followed our guide Morgan to a frozen lake near Northair, a
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Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. 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 Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Each month features a different theme. Fee: $7/$5. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311.
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rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or cfuwnvwv. vcn.bc.ca. 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, 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621. Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high proﬁle community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time.
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smelled like dog poop and unfamiliar because it was in my house. My house is supposed to smell like lavender and vanilla, not dog poop. As I entered my living room I quickly found the offensive item. Kind of hard not to on a cream-coloured carpet! A perverse sculpture of sorts it was, one log stacked neatly on top of another. Then I looked at Piper and Zumi while pointing at the poop and they both gave me a look that said: “Seriously?” Piper left the room he was so offended by my assumption. But I knew it was not my dogs that left me the surprise but rather my houseguest Max, the year-and-a-half-old beagle. Looking over at Max, he sat on the leather chair, which he wasn’t supposed to be on, and wagged his little tail, happier than a pig in . . . When I called my girlfriend and inquired about this behaviour her response was, ”Oh yeah, forgot to mention that part.” What part? The part that says “My dog still poops in the house?” House training is probably the most challenging part of raising a dog because it requires so much consistency on our part along with timing and a degree of canine body language intuitiveness. When puppies are being taught the rules of where to poop, I generally suggest some simple guidelines. First, never let your dog roam unsupervised because
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FARRON Rickerby (left), Anika Fairholm and Emma Ackermann invite the public to the West Vancouver SPCA’s Christmas bake sale fundraiser, Sunday, Nov. 25, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at the shelter, 1020 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. the moment you turn your back to adjust the blinds will be the time the young dog decides to leave you a message on the ﬂoor. When you cannot supervise them, keep them conﬁned in an exercise pen. After each meal, when they wake up from a nap, after a play session, take the puppy outside immediately to do their business and be patient. If you are expecting to have your puppy do its business within the ﬁrst two minutes of being outside, it will be outside all day without squatting a darn thing. If you go outside with the attitude that it will take all day for them to get busy, they usually get it done within a few moments. Sticking to these basic rules usually gets a young dog house training
within two weeks. Then there are dogs like Max. Max is a bit tricky. He is actually really well house broken. He asks to go outside and is happy to do his business rain or shine. When you take Max for a walk, he does his business but also likes to hold some of his ‘stuff’ back and share it in the backyard once he gets home. If you are not aware of this or forgetful, you will ﬁnd his little messages on your living room ﬂoor. Why does Max do this? Because he is marking territory. He not only uses urine to mark territory while on a walk but his poop while at home. Most dogs do this but we don’t think much of it. Why would we really? Who has the time to contemplate the rationale behind poop placement by dogs?
So, what is the training prescription for Max? Well it is more for his owners. They have to be aware of this habit and whenever they come home from a walk, take Max outside right away and allow him to leave his mark in the yard, not the kitchen. Just like a regular house training routine, consistency will pay off and as long as Max does not have another marking episode in the house, he will have broken the habit of marking inside within a few weeks and begin asking to be let outside as soon as he comes into the house at the end of his walk. Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for more than 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her at k9kinship.com.
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THE U.S. presidential election has dominated the headlines for the last number of months, but is it really so important to us here in Canada?
the Fiscal Cliff and falling into recession. Congress has just seven weeks to come up with a solution. Obama is tasked with the challenge of ensuring both parties reach an agreement in time, while still maintaining his party’s ideals. This is not going to be easy. The standoff Well, despite its struggles and negotiating could cause throughout the global ﬁnancial some stock market volatility crisis, the U.S. remains one of but I believe they will come to the largest and most powerful Making Cents a resolution. economies in the world. At The Obama administration $15 trillion it’s almost nine Lori Pinkowski has supported a number of times larger than Canada’s home ownership policies economy. Our economies are very tightly knit; the U.S. is the biggest importer to prevent people from losing their homes in foreclosures. His re-election will signal continued of Canadian goods so the state of their economy support for these projects and this is likely to and who’s in charge is very important to us. increase consumer conﬁdence and boost retail Despite what many of his critics will say, spending in the run up to Christmas. Similarly, President Obama has managed to ride through as Obamacare is no longer under threat, hospital a pretty rough storm considering the poor operators and pharmaceutical companies will do economic state the country was in when he well. Not to mention families and individuals in inherited his title. Since coming into ofﬁce in 2008, the stock market has almost doubled from need of healthcare. Based on the policies he enacted and the its low in 2009, big banks are on the mend and ideals he has expressed in the last four years, corporate balance sheets are carrying more cash Obama’s win will prove to be a good thing and less debt; in fact they are at record levels. In for many sectors including conventional and addition to this, unemployment is down from alternative energy, technology, research and its peak of 10.2 per cent to 7.9 per cent and development, homebuilders and healthcare. the housing market is rising after years of nasty corrections. Lori Pinkowski is a portfolio manager and senior But Obama knows he cannot bask in the vice president, private client group, at Raymond glory of his victory for too long. He must steer James Ltd. congress towards consensus to avoid going over
LOCAL businesses were honoured at the North Shore Chamber of Commerce’s 15th annual Business Excellence Awards at the Pinnacle Hotel. Winners were recognized in the following six categories: ■ Best Business was awarded to Sacré-Davey Engineering Inc.,
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the North Shore title, showed their strength throughout the tournament. They outscored their opponents 19-0 through the ﬁrst four games to make the semiﬁnals where things got tougher against St. Michaels University. Two goals from scoring whiz Leah Frome — who ended the tournament with 10 goals — paced the Cavaliers to a nail-biting 2-1 win. “St. Michaels always comes out hard and they’re a very well coached team,” said Gold, adding that the semiﬁnal scare added even more ﬁre to Collingwood’s cause as they geared up for the ﬁnal.
The teams tied for ﬁrst place in the North Shore AA league with 19 points apiece but a 00 game between the two teams that turned into an overtime shootout victory for STA back in September gave the Saints ﬁrst place and an easier road through the playoffs. Making that chip on Sentinel’s shoulder even bigger was the fact that Sentinel ended the season with ﬁve regulation wins in eight games while STA registered only three, gaining ground in the standings by scoring ﬁve overtime shootout wins. Once the playoffs started STA had two cracks at making provincials but lost their opener 3-1 to Burnaby’s Cariboo Hill. Sentinel, meanwhile, hammered Collingwood 6-1 to set up the one-game showdown against STA for the ﬁnal berth. Sentinel went into the contest believing they were the best AA team in the league despite their second-place ranking. “We were frustrated — we played to a 0-0 tie against them (in September) and dominated the game,” said coach Rob Inman. “If you look at the standings, Sentinel ﬁve wins, STA (three) wins. And STA gets the banner and it’s like, ‘what?’” With that thought stewing
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THE Collingwood Cavaliers senior girls ﬁeld hockey team claimed the AA provincial championship banner Nov. 9 in Burnaby, avenging a heartbreaking defeat in the process.
Ever since they lost to the Shawnigan Lake Stags in last year’s championship game the Cavaliers have been bent on getting to this year’s ﬁnal, hopefully against those same Stags, and getting some revenge. Last week they got their rematch and their revenge, beating Shawnigan 1-0 in a tight and tense ﬁnal. “It really meant a lot to the girls to win provincials and they really wanted to play Shawnigan in the ﬁnal and to beat them for their own sense of accomplishment,” said Ashleigh Gold, Cavaliers co-coach along with Catherine Underwood and Sara Bruner. “(Shawnigan) is a very well-coached team but it felt great to come back and defeat them in the ﬁnal.” The Collingwood team that made this year’s ﬁnal was close to identical to last year’s team, making the rematch with Shawnigan all the more fraught with meaning. “The desire to win and to beat that school was really deep in them,” said Gold. “It was a big passion in the girls and it helped drive them to then end.” The Cavaliers, fresh off an upset over Handsworth to claim
THE Sentinel Spartans senior boys soccer team had a little score to settle as they took on the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints with a berth in the provincial AA championships on the line Nov. 8 at Ambleside Park.
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COLLINGWOOD players and coaches celebrate their championship win with the traditional dog pile.
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Single goal stands up in tense ﬁnal From page 40
In the ﬁnal Hailey Reeves got the Cavaliers on the board 17 minutes into the ﬁrst half, swatting in the rebound off of a blast from Katarina Angus. From that point on the play went back and forth but the ball never again found the back of the net. In the ﬁnal ﬁve minutes Collingwood ragged the ball in the Shawnigan Lake end, killing the clock with a bit of keep-away. “It was nerve-wracking . . . it was a long ﬁve minutes,” said Gold with a laugh. Then it was over and the Cavaliers met in the traditional dog pile of champions. “It was just an explosion of joy and tears and pure happiness when that ﬁnal whistle blew.”
The win gave the Cavaliers their third title in the last ﬁve years — since 2008 they’ve won gold, silver, gold, silver and now gold again. This year’s squad was guided by Frome, Reeves and Angus, co-captains who have all played in the junior national team program. With Frome up front, Reeves in midﬁeld and Angus on defence they formed the central spine of the team. “Leah being on the forward line and scoring goals, Hailey maintaining the possession on the ﬁeld and the communication, and Katarina just holding the defence — nobody can get through Katarina, she’s an extremely skilled defender — having those three up the middle as the
core of the team drives us. They were kind of the pillars to our success. . . . Just to have that strength down the middle of the ﬁeld provides conﬁdence for everybody,” said Gold. She was quick to add, however that every Collingwood player stepped up during the championship tournament. “They were determined, they were focused, they had one goal and they played their hearts out to get that championship and that banner,” she said. “They wanted to go out there and dominate and that’s exactly what they did. They had it in their hands the whole time and they kept focus, which is incredible to see for high school athletes.”
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Haughn was named the tournament MVP following the Thunderbird’s 3-0 win over the host team in the championship ﬁnal. UBC ended the tournament with a 4-0-1 record, capping off an undefeated 12-0-1 season with their second consecutive national title and third in the last four years. “I think our team really deserved it from how we played all year long,” said Haughn in a release. “Getting MVP is just the cherry on top.” The ﬁve-foot-three midﬁelder was a force on both ends of the ﬁeld, setting up numerous goals and earning MVP honours despite not notching a single goal in the tournament. The MVP nod, however, wasn’t the only accolade Haughn earned as the season wrapped up. Before the tournament began the Handsworth grad and senior national team member earned both the Canada West ﬁeld hockey rookie of the year and the CIS rookie of the year awards while also being named a secondteam All-Canadian. Following her national championship performance Haughn was named both the Canada West and CIS female athlete of the week. She ended the Canada West regular season tied for the league lead in goals with teammate Kate Gillis with seven apiece. Haughn wasn’t the only North Shore link to the national ﬁnal. The UBC and U of T rosters listed a combined 11 players from North or West Vancouver. Joining Haughn on the T-Birds were Rachel Donohoe, Samantha Saddler, Brittany Quinville and Katrina Davis while Toronto featured Kelley Lusk, Lauren Mansﬁeld, Siobhan Gordon, Alex Thicke, Britt Siu and Heather Haughn, Hannah’s older sister.
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B.C. championships start tomorrow for Spartans From page 40
in their minds, the Spartans stormed to a 2-0 win over the Saints, securing the coveted provincial spot while leaving STA with a North Shore championship but no shot at B.C. glory. It was a tight, tough game, said Inman, but his team wasn’t going to be denied. “STA played very well,” he said. “It was a very hard-fought game. The referees could have easily handed out some yellow cards to both teams because there was some pretty aggressive play throughout the game but . . . they saw that the two ﬁrst-place teams were playing off for the right to go to the B.C.’s and they let the play continue.” Sentinel will now carry the North Shore ﬂag at provincials starting tomorrow at Burnaby Lake West Sports Complex. They won’t have any time for settling in — Monday morning at 9 a.m. they’ll take on Fraser Valley champs Aldergrove. Their other pool opponents
are Kelowna’s Okanagan Mission Monday at 12:45 p.m. and Nelson’s L.V. Rogers Tuesday at 11 a.m. To have a shot at the medals they’ll need to ﬁnish ﬁrst in their pool. It’s a tall order but Inman believes he’s got the squad to do it. “We deﬁnitely have a chance of ﬁnishing in the top four with the team we have,” he said. “We’ve got a very tough opponent ﬁrst game out. . . . When you’re talking provincial championships, it’s a one game knockout type of thing. And it’s going to be raining. Anything can happen if you’ve got a tight, tight game and it’s raining — a ball can slip through someone’s hands. Anything can happen.” Whatever does happen, Inman is hoping his boys will make some memories that will last forever. “Years from now you can tell your kids that you played in the B.C. high school championship,” he told his team. “We’ll just do our best.”
Harkins helps B.C. win title
NORTH Vancouver’s Jansen Harkins helped Team B.C. claim gold at the Western Canada U16 Challenge held Nov. 1-4 in Calgary.
Harkins racked up four goals — including a hat trick in the ﬁrst period — and one assist in an explosive ﬁve-point performance in the tournament ﬁnal against the twotime defending champions from Alberta as Team B.C. cruised to a 9-3 win to take the Cup. This was the ﬁrst Cup win for Team B.C. since the tournament’s inception in 2009. Harkins is a forward with the North Shore/Burnaby-based Vancouver North West Giants of the B.C. Major Midget League. He was picked second overall in the 2012 Western Hockey League bantam draft by the Prince George Cougars. — Andy Prest
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© 2012 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. 2011 model shown. *0.9% financing only available through Mercedes-Benz Financial Services on approved credit for a limited time. Only available for finance for up to 36 months and only applicable to MY 2008-2011 Certified Mercedes-Benz (less than 140,000 km) and MY 2008-2011 Certified smart models (less than 100,000 km). Finance example based on a 2008 model: $20,000 at 0.9% per annum equals $563.30 per month for 36 months. Cost of borrowing is $279 for a total obligation of $20,279. Down payment may be required. **First, second and third month payment are waived for finance programs only on 2008-2011 Certified pre-owned vehicles. The payment waivers are capped up to a total of $500/month including tax. Licence, insurance, taxes and PPSA are extra. Additional provincial-specific fees, taxes and charges may be extra. Dealer may lease or finance for less. Offer ends November 30th, 2012.
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BEAN, John "Jack" Massie Oct 13, 2012 Born in 1925, Dad led a lively life. He was an avid traveler and storyteller. As the owner and founder of J.M. Bean and Co. Ltd. consulting engineers he traveled extensively around BC working on federal, provincial and municipal facilities as well as private industries. On retirement he traveled the world. Survived by his children John (Peggy), Margaret (Dennis), Roger (Laurie), Barbara (Hugh), 6 grandchildren and first wife Norma (nee Zink). Predeceased by former wives Dorothy (nee Beebe) and Claire Gillespie. Donations to Alzheimer’s Society or Evergreen House. Memorial Service: Saturday November 24 at 2:00pm at the Boal Chapel at 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Visit www.mem.com for more photos of his life.
CALDWELL, Anita Marie (nee LeGal) May 30, 1932 - Nov. 13, 2012 It is with sadness and great love we announce that Anita Marie Caldwell passed peacefully into the arms of our Lord Tuesday, November 13th, 2012. Mom was born in Winnipeg, Manitoba, the third of ten children of Joachim and Lodia LeGal. At age 12, she came to live with her Aunt in Vancouver. It was while she was working for Eaton’s that she learned to ski and as a result met her husband of 59 years, Wesley Caldwell, on Hollyburn Mountain. Mom and Dad built their home in Dollarton, North Vancouver in 1958, where they have resided to this day. Mom took great pleasure in raising her children and encouraging us in whatever pursuits we chose. Never having had the opportunity to complete her grade 12, Mom returned to school as an adult to achieve this goal and then enrolled at Capilano College. Mom loved learning and was always open to new experiences. She enjoyed swimming, camping, boating, traveling with her family and was a committed member of her church. She is survived by her husband Wesley & children Donna Kill (Ed), Kathryn Mercier & Steven, granddaughters Jessica & Courtney (Len), great grandchildren Davis & Coen, sisters, Yvette Poirier (Edgar), Diane Trudeau (Emile), Lorraine Gauvreau (Louis), Monique Paulhus (Ray), & brother Denis LeGal (Berthe) as well as many nieces and nephews. Prayers will be offered at 7:15 p.m. on Friday, November 23, 2012 at Christ the King Church, 22630 – 48 Ave., Langley, B.C. A Funeral Mass will be held on Saturday, November 24, 2012 at Christ the King Church at 10:00 a.m. with interment to follow at Gardens of Gethsemani, 15800 32 Ave. Surrey, B.C. Father Patrick Girouard Officiating. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the charity of your choice. Condolences may be offered at www.kearneyfs.com Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268
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CHRISTOPHER, Isabel More affectionately known as Belle, passed away on Nov 3, 2012 in Duncan. She was in her 89th year. She is survived by her two children, daughter Marla (Gene), and son Courtney (Alicia), and two grandchildren, Ryan (Sarah) and Katie, as well as her sister Dorothy (Mel) and nieces and nephews. Belle was predeceased by her husband Fred in 1995. She was an elegant lady and will be remembered for her wit, humor , and cheerfulness despite her hearing loss. She was loved by all that knew her and will be missed. No service at this time. The family will gather at a later date.
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GREIDANUS, Jacob Etzerd, SC, CD 1929 - 2012
Born December 5, 1914, passed away peacefully, in the early morning of Remembrance Day, November 11, 2012 in Evergreen House. He is survived by his loving wife, May, of 70 years, son Derek, daughter Wendy, grandson Stoke and wife Lori, grandson David, great granddaughter Shae, great granddaughter Summer, niece Sally, nephews Brian and Doug. Memorial service to be held at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Friday, November 23 at 2pm. Reception following. In lieu of flowers the family would appreciate donations to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 E. 15th St, North Vancouver V7L 2L7, Attention Evergreen House, or charity of your choice.
Ed passed away at Lions Gate Hospital on November 11, 2012 at the age of 83. Born in Jakarta, Indonesia on February 12, 1929 to S aak j e Lawerman a n d Johannes Numan Greidanus, and predeceased by his twin brothers Frans and Styse. He immigrated from Holland to Canada in 1951. Captain Greidanus enjoyed 40 years of flying. He was with the Royal Dutch Airforce, the Royal Canadian Airforce, and retired from Transport Canada in 1987 as a Flight Examiner. Ed was a recipient of the Star of Courage in 1976. Ed will be greatly missed by his beloved wife Helen, his sons Etzerd (Olga), Patrick (Darlene), daughter Sheila (Jim), five grandchildren and one great grandchild, Alberta, mother of his children, many friends, and family in the Netherlands and United States. A Celebration of Life will be held on Friday, November 23, 2012 at 2:00 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to St. David’s United Church or a charity of your choice. Sincere thanks to Dr. Richard Sebba, and the loving staff at Inglewood Care Centre. For those wishing to share a memory of Ed, please visit www.hollyburnfunerals.com
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Our bright little Nini passed away in her sleep on November 12, 2012 at the age of 94 years. “Joanie Girl” is much loved and will be sadly missed by her daughter Brenda, her grandchildren, Kim and Darren, her great-grandchildren, Jordan and Kyanna and all her South African and Canadian family and friends. Joan grew up in a small village in South Africa, was married at 21 and widowed at 23. She married “Billy Boy” in 1947 and after he passed away she immigrated to Canada at the young age of 83 years to be with her daughter and family. Joanie loved to dance, she knew all the words to the army songs, and lived her life with a sparkle, good humor and great courage. We are sincerely grateful to all the staff at West Vancouver Care Center where she spent the last 3 years surrounded by people who cared for her, laughed with her and even danced with her. Our sincerest thanks to the nurses and caregivers who gave her comfort, friendship and care. No more will the halls ring with her greetings of “Darling” and “Sweetheart”. She will be missed. There will be no service held as per Joan’s request. In the Spring of 2013 her family and friends will celebrate her wonderful and courageous life in a garden filled with sunshine and flowers as she would have wished. Joan loved animals and memorial contributions to the West Vancouver S.P.C.A will be greatly appreciated. God Bless dear Nini. Know that you are forever loved and always missed.
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PETERSEN - Halfdan (Dan) Aug 27, 1924 - Nov 9, 2012 The old Viking from Denmark finally retired, age 88 - this time for good. He loved his work, electronics and refused to retire, but at age 85 it was time. He will be missed by his wife and best friend, Tove, his sons Thomas and Jo¨rn, and many friends. Old customers are still looking for Petersen Electronics (later called Petersen Audio) which was on the North Shore since 1957. We shall celebrate his life soon while he is on his way to a new life. Thank you to Capilano Care Home. The nurses and care givers are heroes.
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some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certiﬁcation from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD).
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Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423
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8 SELANGER pewter wine goblets (1970s) $20 each. 6 Selanger pewter & teak beer mugs $20 each. 604-921-6747
We are looking for a support worker for 4-8hrs per week to assist our adult son with cleaning, cooking & social outtings. Our son has his own condo in the Lower Lonsdale area and works part time 4 days a week. Good wages & fl e x i b l e h o u r s w i t h n o weekends. Please contact Maryanne at 604-922-9383 or email@example.com
TORCH ON ROOFER (Tar & gravel conversion) needed for Mac Residential Roofing Inc. $ 20 -24 / hr. 30-40 hrs./ week. All work in Lower Mainland and Tricity area. Send resumes to 3074 Marine Drive, West Vancouver BC V7V1M5; via email to: macresroofing.jobs @canadaemail.net or by fax to 604-608-4791
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Arabic port new typewriter $100, singer sewing electric $125, canvas extend chairs $35, mens new suits $100 604-985-1968
FRIDGE, LIKE new $275, Whirlpool SXS fridge $475, Italian 2 pce china cab $850, TV cabinet w/TV $60, record player/cass/cd cab w/glass door $75, BBQ to go fire & ice $125. canopy swing, w/covers and pillows $275. 604-980-2285 HP COLOUR laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 Mink Coat very long small. Matching hat, Harrods London, worn 5 times, $5000 obo. Long evening dress, backless size 10/12, worn once, gold pure silk jersey, $500 obo. 604-913-2421
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ROYAL Doulton Daisie Bunnykins Figure 1972 Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street, North Vancouver Call: (604) 987-5938 MILITARY Medals, Nautical and Aviation Collectibles Wanted Serious Intl Collector/ Dealer pays cash for collections or single items. Since 1983 Member OMRS, OMSA, MCCC, Call: (604) 727-0137
A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H
TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193
FURNITURE: LIVING & dining room, cabinet with glass doors, closet organizers. Upright piano, Young Chang. Reasable prices. Call 604-980-0078 MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207
LOVESEAT MUSHROOM Brown/beigh colour leather 604-984-2179
FREE Large Piano Available to anyone that would like to pick it up. Call: (604) 987-7470
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Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530
NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399 ROCHE BOBOIS off white leather sofa, love seat and arm chair $3000 obo 604-987-6276
FREE for p/u !!! Drexel loveseat, mint condition, 604-985-3970
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★ CATCH UP BOOKKEEPER ★ No stress, organize & maintain. No job too small 604-986-4641
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GUITAR TEACHER Classical • Jazz & Rock Guitar Acoustic or Electric Reasonable Rates
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BERNESE MTN dog puppies family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, $1000. (604) 940-2218
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MINI DACHSHUNDS wired haired, DOB Aug 1. Vet ✔. Family raised. $800. 604-538-5433
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Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information.
Licensed Group Daycare Spaces Avail Now , 12mo - 5 yrs. 22 Yrs Exp. ★604-929-5799★
7005 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.
Cats LAB PUPPIES Yellow or Chocolate Ready to go! Asking $650 (778) 878-7816
The Art of Asian Bodycare 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van
Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE
1050 Marine Dr. North Van. (by McKay) parking at rear
BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $460. 1-604-814-1235
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652
AUSTRALIAN SHEPHERD (Aussies) puppies. Merles & Tri’s. Little bundles of love & devotion. Vet ✔ & shots. 778-549-4037
LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van
Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to ﬁnding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.
GORGEOUS PB ROTTI puppies, family raised, vet checked, 1st shots, Chwk 604-794-3505
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GREAT 2 bedroom condo in heart of Lynn Valley backing onto a serene green belt and creek.Efficient floor plan and ample storage. Only minutes from Lynn Valley Centre and trails. $358,000. 604-671-1301
For Sale by Owner
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
3225 CAPILANO Cres. North Van.
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. firstname.lastname@example.org
2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349
Tim Stephens' Astral Reﬂections Aries March 21 - April 19: You change focus midweek, from curiosity to understanding, from secrets and research to “knowing.” Your philosophical, compassionate, “we are one” side lifts you to new heights of understanding, new gentle regions of insight. A love affair might lie on the near-term horizon. Travel, education, law or media are strongly favoured late week into late December – these pursuits might lead you to a new affair. Sunday/Monday are hopeful, friendly – you’re happy. Retreat, rest and contemplate midweek. Your energy and charisma soar Thursday eve onward. Start NOTHING new this week. Taurus April 20-May 20: Midweek’s the pivot: on Wednesday you slowly turn from surface relationships to deep, committed ones, or to a split. It’s an all-ornothing time. Luck occurs if you view “secondary results,” follow clues, and patch together events/ options. This applies especially in areas of intimacy, sexual desire, ﬁnances and partnership money, health diagnoses, research and lifestyle change. E.g., an investment might not be obvious, but if you look at what you already possess, or the industry that signs your paycheque, you ﬁnd a good investment. Wishes come true midweek. Start NOTHING new. Gemini May 21-June 20: One last week of delay, potential mistakes and wrong directions or false starts. Start nothing new before Nov. 26. The focus of your days changes midweek, from a past month of work, boredom, and health concerns, to the weeks ahead, which hold new horizons, opportunities, exciting meetings and new faces, relocation potentials, negotiations, contracts, dealings with the public, and “fame.” Sunday/Monday are wise, loving, intellectual. Be ambitious, dutiful Tuesday/Wednesday – you are starting to sense your “new career.” Wish fulﬁllment, popularity, ﬂirtations late week.
Cancer June 21-July 22: A month of pleasure, beauty, charming children and romance comes to an end midweek (Tuesday to Thursday) – a gentle end, ﬁlled with understanding – and a deeper or higher love. Wednesday begins a month of work, duties, dependents’ care, health and nutrition factors. But DO NOT start any new projects/tasks, relationships or ventures before Nov. 26. Mysteries, clues, research – and ﬁnancial or sexual consequences – arise Sunday/Monday. Be wary of making a commitment. Thursday night to Saturday piques your ambition and brings situations of status, prestige. Careful Friday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: Start no new projects nor relationships before Nov. 26. A month of domestic, realty,security,retirement,foundational and nutritional concerns yields, Wednesday, to a month of romance, pleasure, beauty, expansion, self-expression, speculation and venturesome risk. Take those risks – you’ll be on a four-week winning streak. (But read the ﬁrst sentence again.) Sunday/Monday brings relationships, co-operation or challenge (luckiest Sunday eve/night). Midweek cracks open the door to mystery – and golden answers. Wisdom, gentle love, far travel and education arrive late week. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: A busy month ends Wednesday, and a slow, restorative, relaxing, domestic month begins. However, start nothing new before Nov. 26. This week might disrupt your investments or bank account (Thursday/Friday) – there is both an opportunity (before 7:30 p.m. Thursday) and a danger here (7:30 p.m. to Friday morning). Tackle chores Sunday/Monday – success and frustrations mingle. Relationships face you Tuesday to Thursday – this interval is almost wholly good, even magical, but deception or miscalculation is possible where home, family or residence enters. Finances, sex late week.
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Preschool program offering swimming, music, French. Full or part-time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, off 29th, between Lonsdale/William.
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WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958
West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912
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
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
GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
6020-36 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
★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of money matters and sensual attractions ends Wednesday. The new month will feature paperwork, reports, errands, media and mail projects, travel, casual friends and siblings. There are no huge stakes – so be busy but relaxed. An opportunity can arise to travel afar, be published, teach or attend higher learning, win a lawsuit, or fall in love, even wed. But listen. Libra: start NOTHING before Nov. 26. Until then, till the ﬁeld of the past. Sunday/Monday are romantic, accent pleasure. Midweek brings chores. Relationships, new horizons intrigue late week – be careful. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Your energy remains high, but the accent shifts now from your personal concerns to your money and possessions. In the weeks ahead, chase new clients, seek a pay raise, buy/sell, and pursue, if you dare, a sensual person. (Daring will be the least requirement early: this is a friendly, polite, easy link. The daring part is being sure enough about your future and your desires to commit to this easy, but perhaps mild, bond.) DON’T start anything new before Nov. 26. Early week is for home. Tuesday-Thursday is romantic, creative. Work, health late week – caution Friday morn. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Start nothing new before Nov. 26. Wednesday ends a month of weariness, health concerns, weighty chores and low charisma. The weeks ahead feature high energy, clout, magnetism and effectiveness. Call in markers, seek favours, start signiﬁcant projects (NOT before the 26th). Launch yourself toward a person, partnership, faraway place, fame, public dealings, negotiations, contracts and agreements. Your luck and progress will come through another (others generally) so be charming, eager and opportunistic. If someone gives you an opening, seize it. Love, beauty Friday.
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Nov. 18 - 24, 2012 Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: A celebratory air fades midweek, as a month of duty, management demands, health concerns and weariness, begins. In the weeks ahead, be charitable, seek a broader spirituality, and co-operate with government, institutions and large corporations. However, don’t start anything, especially in these areas, before Nov. 26. Chase money Sunday/Monday. Details, paperwork, errands, trips, communications and casual meetings ﬁll midweek. Spiritual, governmental matters worry, but social/love urges inspire you. Domestic concerns need caution Thursday late night, conﬁdence Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Pressures ease. A month of ambition and tests yields to a month (starting Wednesday) of friends, popularity, light romance (which can turn deeper) entertainment and optimism. Don’t start anything new (including relationships) before Nov. 26.Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (better after 2 p.m. Sunday) – get things done. Chase money, protect possessions midweek. You might be confused about a money matter: success lies in rethinking it from a career perspective (or a boss’s, parent’s). Talk, travel, driving ﬁll Thursday eve to Saturday: take care Friday morning. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: A thoughtful month passes Wednesday, and a new one, of pressure and deadlines, ambition and career, reputation and authority, will begin. You’ll be tested, and your reactions noted. This week, hold to the status quo – start nothing before Nov. 26. (Your thinking’s too fuzzy – though loving – until then.) Rest, lie low and contemplate Sunday/ Monday. Your energy and charisma soar TuesdayThursday. Chase money Thursday eve and Friday after mid-morn – be careful in-between. From midweek into mid-December, travel, law, higher education and cultural venues favour you, bring joy. email@example.com
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Lots & Acreage
LOWER LONSDALE. RETAIL Strata, incls business. $479,900 HIRA, Sutton. 604-318-9474
NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 firstname.lastname@example.org
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
LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/
Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000 www.bcoceanfronthomes.com
Apartments & Condos
1 BDRM+DEN Lower Lonsdale, s/s appl, w/d,f/p,patio,gym,prkg, storage, heat/hw incl, n/s, n/p, Dec 1, $1,550. 604-904-7667
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INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 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.
2 BR, $1215, Dec 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
1 BR, 18 & Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns, np, $960, Dec 1st, 604-220-6817 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537
1 BR AVAILABLE. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1200, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272 1BR, 2BR & 3BR lrge bright, mtn /waterview, 300 blk W 4th/17th, $900+ incls ht/hw 604-725-4873 1BR - Just Listed! 124 W 20th St Large unit w/balc in desirable Lonsdale area, cls to shops & transport. On-site ldry, prkg, lots of amens, h/w flrs. 604-328-4104 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Dec 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BDRM in woodcroft, crnr ste, pool, gym, game rm, Dec 1 $1750 all util/elec inc 604-761-7879 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1450 604-921-4384 2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons np, $1040, 604-987-8814 2 BR large, bright, $1200, Dec 1st, ht, h/water, carpet, storage, np, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456
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
Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
2 BR, Large top flr view, corner ste, h/w flrs, lg patio, small bldg. ns/cat ok, 19/Lonsdale, avail Dec 1st, $1250/mo 604-986-4927 2 BR, Lynn Valley, large $1195, Nov 15 or Dec 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922
2BR $1060, Avail Dec 1st. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501
★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 3rd (Top) flr, South view, Immed/Dec 1, $950. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745 Bright 1 BR $950, incl ht/hw prkg, hw flrs, balc, quiet bldg, E 21st, avail Dec 1st, np, 604-990-4088 CENTRAL LONSDALE 1 BR patio, d/w, Immed, cat ok $1050. 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net DEEP COVE Furn 1 Br apt in Ravenwoods complex. Incls queen size bed, full kitchen, flat screen tv, internet, enste w/d & sectional couch. Quiet area, Dogs welcome. $1600. Avail Now. 604-339-4099
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North Van Apt. Rentals
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 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now/Dec 1st 3 BR, avail Dec 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
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West Van Apt. Rentals
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar 145 West Keith Road.
1 BR avail immed or Dec 1 Studios & 2 BR avail Dec 1 Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356
North Vancouver 144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER
1 BR & 2 BR suites Available Dec 1. Well maint ste with d/w. Professionally managed building close to all amenities with new fitness centre. No pets, 1 yr lse. Call 604-983-6920
WOODCROFT, 1 BR Top flr south, $1000 incl utils, ns/np, ug prking, avail Dec 1, 604-922-2211
West Van Apt. Rentals
WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Dec 1, 604-202-3458
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
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites available Nov 1st starting at $1900. 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.
195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR - $1600 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.
Call 604-922-8815 to view.
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
1 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Dec 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bach, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail now. By appt. 604-921-7800
Park Royal Towers
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net 3BR, 2500sf, Executive Condo, Million Dollar View, Horseshoe Bay, $2000/mo for short term, Jan 1 to May 30, 2013, 604-921-4050
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West Van Apt. Rentals
PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall
Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
1 BR & den, beaut. furn, new floors, fully equip kitchen, priv ent on main lvl & priv patio, w/d, hydro, cable, some view, East 4th $1200, Avail now. 604-990-0981 1 BR furnished classy apt, view, E 4th & Lonsdale, own entry, deck, d/w, 1 u/g prkg, Dec 1, $1200, long term, ns np 604-219-0286
A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
MOVE IN BONUS AMBLESIDE TOWER
1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)
Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756
CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663
RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: www.cottageonlake.ca $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★
RENTALS 604-980-3606 email@example.com www.caprent.com
90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
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Vancouver East Side
OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.
HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
1BDRM. EDGEMONT HEIGHTS area. Furnished, ground level, bright, some view, incl util. Private setting, covered parking. No Pets. $1,400/month. Call 604-690-0793 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com
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3 BR + DEN, contemporary, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, new reno, nr schools/shops, Seymour area, np ns, Dec 1. $2100. Ref’s 604-220-0595
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6 bdrm 3 bath 3950sf, ns, $3500mnth+util, nr school 3 min to Park Royal. NOW!! 604-600-6681 Caufeild View, 2000sf open plan, 2 BR +den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Dec 1, ns, pet negot. $2700+utils, 604-926-3630
DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● RICHMOND - 8031 Ryan Rd, 3Br Condo, Quiet, Spacious Top Flr, Cental, Convenient Area...$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663
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
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
FURN Room, central Lonsdale, Dec 1st, $350 incls utils, prefer female. 604-983-2135r aft 12pm
1 BR grnd lvl, patio, Central Lonsdale, inste w/d, suits 1, ns/ np, $825 unfurnished or furnished available. 604-341-7803 1 BR & office, garden lvl, bright S. exp. Sentinel Hill, W Van, n/s, n/p, suit 1, $1250 incl, 604-925-1250 2 BR, 2 bath, garden lvl, private, new reno, appls, own w/d. $1600 incls utils, cable & internet. Delbrook/Queens, n/s 604-985-8666 2 BR brand new bsmt ste, 1450 sq ft, Canyon Heights, $1800 incl util & internet np ns 604-986-0038 2 BR grnd lvl, bright, recent reno, share wd, ns, np Grand Blvd ref’s, $1250 inclusive 604-340-5116 2 BR reno’d, grd lvl, f/p, Lower Lonsdale, immed, share w/d & hydro $1200 ns np, 604-980-1054 3 BR, den, office, Cntrl Lonsdale, cov’d decks back & front, h/wd, w/d, bright $1950, 604-725-4873
207 EAST 8th STREET
2 BR ground floor suite. Quiet owner lives up. 5 appls, separate entrance. $1295 includes utilities. Lease and perfect references a must. Flexible possession date. Al Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com
3 BR. Tobruck Ave, 3 level, 2.5 baths, near trails & parks, 6 appls. rec room, gas fp, n/s, 2 ug prkg, avail Now, $2200, 604-982-0672
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449 1 ROOM avail Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $550 incl utils 604-982-0256 NOW nice furnished room in large apt, Central Lonsdale, $675 incls utils & laundry. 604-603-3533 SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail Now, $480, 604-929-9667
3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938
1 BDRM Horseshoe Bay cozy cabin, wooded privacy, 4 appls, now. negot. 604-922-5991
4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Dec 1st, $2950/mnth 604-926-9394
1 BR bsmt ste, Tempe area, suits 1 person, $880, np ns, avail now 604281-0178, 604-512-8028
2 BR/3BR Avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511
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MASSIVE YEAR END CLEARANCE
YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? 08 FORD RANGER SPORT
11 CHEV TRAVERSE LT
STK 950700 WAS $16,900
Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!
AWD, 7 pass, loaded. Stk 949560
Auto, a/c, V6.
Collectibles & Classics
We Loan Our Own $$$$ 08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT
11 BMW 328i xDRIVE
STK 245121 WAS $19,900
STK 951310 WAS $38,900
Leather, nav, auto
4x4, V6, 6 spd.
11 MAZDA 3 WAGON
10 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL
STK950770 WAS $20,900
10 NISSAN ALTIMA
Sports & Imports
09 HONDA CIVIC SPORT
4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.
Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.
STK 950750 WAS $18,995
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993
1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525
1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249
1993 Mazda MX-6 LS Mint condition. Automatic 171,000 kms. V6, Auto, AirCrd, Lady owned. $3,900 firm. Call: (778) 689-6094 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442
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 • 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.
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1996 CHEVY Silverado 2500, extended cab, bed liner, cloth int, ps pb pw, incls tow kit, exc cond $2500 firm. Don 604-988-0170
1964 FORD Falcon 289, auto, 2 door, hardtop, restored, $6,900. 'C plated'. Call 604-585-2397
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1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654
1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car
1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566
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
1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166 2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435
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08 CHEV COBALT
11 BUICK REGAL CXL
STK 950500 WAS $10,900
STK 951300 WAS $28,900
4dr, auto, 4cyl, only 74,000kms
Leather, sunroof, loaded
09 DODGE JOURNEY SE
07 CHEV HHR
Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301
Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022
10 CHEV IMPALA LT
09 HYUNDAI ACCENT
V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.
4dr, auto, CD, only 44,000kms. Stk 878332
08 PONTIAC MONTANA V6, auto, loaded WAS $13,995
10 CHEV AVEO
5spd, one owner, only 3,000kms. WAS $11,900
“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?”
1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: email@example.com
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
12 FORD FUSION SEL
Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670 WAS $23,900
NOW $19,900 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
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2002 Nissan Frontier 4x4 auto V6, 4x4, ext. box, 291,000 km $6,500. Call Gord (604)418-5394
2002 Nissan Pathfinder 172,000 kms, Chilkoot Edition, power everything, A/C, $6,500 Call: (604) 591-7526
2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384
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1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
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: firstname.lastname@example.org
2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507
Every option, 4x4, only 25,000kms. Stk 87278 WAS $49,900
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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
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve
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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. 2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937
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Find your car at 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
2007 FORD ESCAPE, V6 XLT 4WD 3L, 64k, Exc.Cond. $12,900 obo. Must sell! 604-522-6877
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1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583
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Sports & Imports
1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557
2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283 2000 MAZDA 626 XL, 98,500km, exc cond., auto, 4 cyl, $3500. 1 lady owner, Call 604-980-4918
2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235
2001 VW Jetta 1.8 Turbo, auto, leather, sunroof, AC. 123,500 km $5,800. 604-729-4129 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
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2002 Acura TL 3.2 Local NS car. Senior driven/always garaged. Automatic. 181,000 kms. All service records. Gold with beige leather interior. An excellent vehicle at an attractive price. $5500. Call: (604) 788-4849
2002 HONDA Civic SI, auto, 2dr, ac, sunrf, 103K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $5800, 604-916-2634
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
2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 2007 KIA Rio 5, 5 dr, blk, 5sp, 1 owner, 72K, exc cond, incls winter tires, $7500 obo, 604-603-2548
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2009 Mercedes Benz C300 4Matic, only 46,500kms, premium pkg, navigation, sport pkg, glass sunroof, factory warranty until Mar 2013, iridium silver, black leather twinned, immaculate.$28,850
2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic, auto, only 74,000kms, local, MB serviced, nav, glass roof, alloys, Capri blue/cashmere beige leather, immaculate. $24,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML350 4 Matic, 102,000 Original K’s, auto, glass roof, heated seats, alloys, new tires, well serviced, dark blue/black, immaculate. $17,850
2007 Volkswagen Rabbit 129,000km Single owner. Fully loaded, sunroof, heated seats, 5speed $10,500 604-329-6735 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister
2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739
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
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2006 Toyota Matrix XR, only 59,000kms, 4dr, auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, new tires, shadow mica/black cloth, very clean. $12,500 2003 Honda 90,000 Original K’s Accord Coupe, V6, auto, glass roof, heated seats, new tires, immaculate. $10,850 2003 Audi A4 1.8T 76,000 Original K’s, FWD, auto, glass roof, alloys, black/black leatherette, immaculate. $10,850
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2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044
2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891
$49 includes one print ad
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
(in 3 markets), + one online ad (on 12 websites) until sold*. Craig can’t do that!
2012 MINI Cooper Convertible, auto, black, fully loaded, 2400km, not a demo, cost $35,000, sell $31,000, 604-971-3179
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2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292
$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com GET HELP with your holiday cleaning. Exc. Refs. Non-Toxic products. Yolanda 778-228-8228
2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518
2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends 2003 CHEVY Venture, 7pass, red, good cond, 128K, incls snow tires, $3500 obo, 604-946-4725
2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486
1989 Prowler/Cooper 19’, 4.3 Merc. inboard, dry-storage kept, loaded, like new, $18,000 obo Call: (604) 921-9433
2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 email@example.com
RV’s/Trailers 2007 PROWLER 5th wheel, 32 ft, grt family rv, fibreglass, slideout, bunkbeds, air/cond, sleeps 8 $19,900. 604-824-1426
1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $9400 obo. 778-889-3459
TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443
To advertise call
1992 PROWLER 5th Whl, with hitch, needs fridge, good cond, $3500 obo, 604-992-5478
1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866
2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack
2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546
MAID IN VANCOUVER A Fresh Start Tracy 604-715-2693
Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546
EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime
AQUADRAIN EXCAV Drainage/ Water/Sewer. Debris & Concrete removal, lrg/sm jobs 604-418-1446
ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208
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A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319
NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Drain cleaning, repairs, 24 hr. All types of drainage 778-552-2050
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2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005
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2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367
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A52 - North Shore News - Sunday, November 18, 2012
1,000+ WAYS TO LOVE YOUR KIA.
That’s the Power to Surprise. OFFER ENDS NOVEMBER 30
Price $32,995 Cash Discount $4,700 Everybody Wins $1,000
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0% + $1000 for 60/84 Months
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Offer(s) available on select new 2012/2013 models through participating dealers to qualified customers who take delivery by November 30th, 2012. Dealers may sell or lease for less. Some conditions apply. Offers are subject to change without notice. See dealer for complete details. Vehicles shown may include optional accessories and upgrades available at extra cost. All offers exclude licensing, registration, insurance, other taxes and down payment (if applicable and unless otherwise specified). Other dealer charges may be required at the time of purchase. Other lease and financing options also available. **0% purchase financing is available on select new 2013 Kia models on approved credit. Terms vary by model and trim, see dealer for complete details. Representative financing example based on 2013 Rio5 LX+ AT (RO753D)/2013 Rio4 LX+ AT (RO743D) with a selling price of $18,572/$18,272 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455, $1,000 Everybody Wins savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable)] financed at 0% APR for 36 months. 78 bi-weekly payments equal $225/$221 per payment with a down payment/equivalent trade of $0. License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. See dealer for full details. ♦Every eligible contestant will win (subject to correctly answering a skill-testing question) an Instant Win prize consisting of a discount in an amount from $1,000 to $10,000 towards the purchase or lease of any new 2012 or 2013 Kia vehicle. One Grand Prize consisting of a $25,000 cheque will be randomly awarded from among all eligible contestants at the conclusion of the contest. No purchase necessary. Contest open to Canadian residents with a valid driver’s license over the age of majority. Odds of winning vary by prize and by region. See kia.ca or your participating Kia dealer for complete contest rules. 2013 Kia Rio and Rio5 awarded the “Best of the Best Finalist” by Canadian Automotive Jury (CAJ). Visit thecanadianautomotivejury.ca for full details. ÿCash purchase price for 2013 Optima LX AT (OP742D) is $21,572 and includes a cash savings of $3,400 (which is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers), $1,000 Everybody Wins savings, delivery and destination fees of $1,455, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies) and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699), PPSA and registration fees are extra. Based on the Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price of $25,972. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. ‡$3,400 cash savings on the cash purchase of an eligible new 2013 Optima LX AT (OP742D) from a participating dealer between November 1 – November 30, 2012. Cash savings is deducted from the negotiated selling price before taxes and cannot be combined with special lease and finance offers. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. §Lease offer available on approved credit on new 2013 Sportage 2.4L LX MT FWD (SP551D)/2013 Rio5 LX+ AT (RO753D)/2013 Rio4 LX+ AT (RO743D) is based on monthly payments of $214/$181/$181 [includes delivery and destination fees of $1,655/$1,455/$1,455, $1,000 Everybody Wins savings, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), A/C charge ($100, where applicable), $350 lease service fee and a lease savings (lease credit) of $500/$0/$0] for 48 months at 0.9% with a $1,999/$1,550/$1,400 down payment/equivalent trade, security deposit and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $12,259/$10,242/$10,069 with the option to purchase at the end of the term for $11,858/$8,680/$8,553. Lease has 16,000 km/year allowance and $0.12/km for excess kilometres (other packages available). License, insurance, applicable taxes, variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may lease for less. See dealer for full details. ÿModel shown Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price for 2013 Optima SX Turbo AT (OP748D)/2013 Sportage 2.0T SX with Navigation (SP759D)/2013 Rio4 SX with Navigation AT (RO749D) is $35,550/$39,145/$23,450 and includes delivery and destination fees of $1,455/$1,650/$1,455 and A/C charge ($100, where applicable). License, insurance, applicable taxes, other fees and certain levies (including tire levies), variable dealer administration fees (up to $699) and registration fees are extra. Retailer may sell for less. Available at participating dealers. See dealer for full details. The First Time Vehicle Buyer Program offer is available on approved credit to eligible retail customers who finance a select new 2012/2013 Rio 4 door, 2012/2013 Rio 5 door, 2012/2013 Forte Sedan, 2012/2013 Forte5, 2012/2013 Forte Koup, or 2012/2013 Soul. Eligible purchase finance customers will receive a credit in the amount of five hundred dollars towards the purchase of their new vehicle. Some conditions apply. See your dealer for complete details. Offer ends January 2nd, 2013. ÿHighway/city fuel consumption is based on the 2013 Optima 2.4L GDI 4-cyl (A/T)/2013 Sportage 2.4L MPI 4-cyl (M/T)/2013 Rio4 1.6L GDI 4-cyl (M/T). These updated estimates are based on Transport Canada’s approved criteria and testing methods. Refer to the Government of Canada’s EnerGuide Fuel Consumption Guide. Your actual fuel consumption will vary based on driving habits and other factors. Some conditions apply to the $500 Grad Rebate Program. See dealer or kia.ca for details. Information in this advertisement is believed to be accurate at the time of printing. For more information on our 5-year warranty coverage, visit kia.ca or call us at 1-877-542-2886. KIA is a trademark of Kia Motors Corporation and Kia Canada Inc. respectively.