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New Independent Investigation Office reviews incident that hospitalized man James Weldon jweldon@nsnews.com

BRITISH Columbia’s newly minted police watchdog has been called in to investigate an incident in North Vancouver in which a bank fraud suspect was badly injured by a police dog.

The Independent Investigation Office, launched by the province in September, announced late Thursday it would be looking into the encounter, which unfolded earlier in the day near the city library. North Vancouver RCMP descended on Lonsdale Avenue at 2 p.m. after the 41year-old suspect reportedly tried to defraud a bank in the 1300-block. According to a witness, the man emerged from the Scotiabank next to Civic Plaza followed by what appeared to be a bank manager, just as police closed in. He reportedly took off on foot and cut north up an alley. “I saw a young fellow, probably mid-20s, run out of there fast,” said Christopher Larock, who watched much of the event unfold from inside the library. “Then there was a single cop right there (behind him). They don’t run very fast with their duty belts, and certainly the suspect was a motivated runner.” See Witness page 5

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THE second of two dogs lost on the North Shore mountains was reunited with her owners Thursday after going missing in the bush for 10 days.

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THOMAS Buhler (13), Matthew Purkiss (13) and Matthew Somerville (14) were among the students and staff of St. Thomas Aquinas secondary who shaved their heads Friday to raise money for cancer research.

Ellie Mae, a four-year-old bloodhound missing on Grouse Mountain, walked out of the bush Thursday afternoon and up to her owners Liz Gurszki and Rob Pierce. “We cried and cheered,” said Gurszki of the emotional reunion. Gurszki said she couldn’t ask for a better Christmas present than having Ellie Mae back home. “She’s being treated like a queen,” said Gurszki. “She’ll probably be getting a GPS system for her Christmas present,” Gurszki added. “This won’t be happening again.” Ellie Mae went missing after getting spooked by a falling branch while up on the Powerline Trail by Grouse Mountain Dec. 3. Gurszki said she was off her leash for just a few minutes when “a tree snapped and she ran.” Gurszki said she suspects the dog didn’t venture far from where she went missing See Dog page 5

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for either party, she cautioned, citing a costly legal system piggybacked with the reality of living off a single income again. “For both people it’s likely to be pretty devastating and it’s going to be more devastating for the least powerful person in the relationship.” Emotionally, the ordeal of trying to reach a settlement takes a huge toll, causing many to give up their fair share, said O’Connor. “I have people who say, ‘I stopped on the Lions Gate Bridge and I had to make the clear decision of whether to jump off or not, and it was at that point I realized he could have whatever he wanted.’” Divorce can also be a rude awakening for those who find themselves looking at money matters for the first time in their adult lives. It’s a scenario that North Vancouver money coach Annie Kvick sees all the time. Kvick, who has been working with Ward and her husband for the past three months, said the majority of her clients going through late life divorce are women. “Unfortunately, still today, we’ve made great improvements to empower women in finance, but there are still women who are not part of the family finances. They have no idea what’s going on,” she said. Kvick helps her clients become financially fit and realize their goals, but she can end up being part-counsellor too. “Sometimes, the first time I meet my clients they’re crying in the meetings because it’s the first time they can open up. . . . They’re processing so much,” she said. Kvick co-hosts a women’s workshop called Transitioning Through Divorce. She advises people to reach out for support through family and friends, and speak to a financial adviser as soon as possible. “These decisions that you can make when you go through a divorce, they can have a big effect on your future.” For her part, Ward said her lawyers have been blown away at how organized she is — something she credits to the sessions with Kvick.

More baby boomers seeking a split as they reach retirement age FOR three decades, JoAnne Ward thought about ending her marriage. A couple of years ago, she did something about it.

The longtime North Vancouver resident began living apart from her husband, whom she has been married to for 37 years, house sitting while she sorted through her feelings. Today, at age 62, she is close to reaching a formal separation agreement. The process has been an “emotional rollercoaster,” she said, although she does not regret her decision. “Everything I’ve learned has made me a stronger person.” Ward’s story is not unique. Divorce rates have stabilized for the general population, but continue to rise amongst baby boomers, who are now reaching retirement age. The phenomenon has been coined “grey divorce.” In 2011, 16 per cent of Canadians aged 6064 identified themselves as divorced, up from 14 per cent in 2006 and 11 per cent in 2001 according to Statistics Canada. Amongst 65-69 year olds, 14 per cent were divorced in 2011, a jump in share of three per cent from 2006 and more than five per cent from 2001. In terms of sheer volume, 144,975 Canadians aged 60-64 were divorced in 2001. By 2011 that number more than doubled to 328,920. And for the first time in history, more women are initiating the split. “Often, it’s because they’re leaving relationships that have been bad for a long time. The kids are now grown-up and are off, and the woman feels she wants to do something for herself,” said Deborah O’Connor, a professor of social work at the University of British Columbia. O’Connor studies late-life divorce and while there is limited research on the topic, she said there is no doubt it is becoming more and more common. Infidelity and abuse are speculated to be two of the main causes. Other times, a couple might simply find themselves at a crossroads when their nest empties. “Often there is almost like a second honeymoon — some marriages really find themselves again and move on and become much stronger,” said O’Connor. “In another group of relationships, people look at each other and realize that they really don’t have anything in common anymore, and they’re not making each other happy anymore, and they don’t want to spend the rest of their lives doing this.” In Ward’s case, the early days were “magical,” she said. She met her husband on a blind date in her early 20s and they hit it off immediately, though they took some time to travel before becoming serious. “He was lots of fun,” she said, her blue eyes animated as she reflected on the past. “We both enjoyed the same sports, we had good friends together, he had a good job. . . . It looked like it was good.” But it wasn’t long before a difference in values started to create a rift, she said. Ward, a teacher who studied marketing and life coaching and has authored several books, said her desire to learn never stopped. All told, she’s spent nine years in university. Her husband didn’t always see the point, she said. “I would work and work and work and dream and . . . that drew a lot of tension in the family, because my big dreams were costly,” she explained. The couple had a daughter and a son, now

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NORTH Vancouver’s JoAnne Ward, 62, is separating from her husband after 37 years of marriage. The divorce rate amongst baby boomers is on the rise. 32 and 28 respectively. Although they were both there for the kids, the distance between them continued to grow, said Ward. “We would tiptoe around, thinking we would offend the other person,” she said. “Both of us would become defensive on sensitive issues, so we would close down rather than solve the situation.” Marriage counselling didn’t help. Neither did a relocation to Quesnel for his job — Ward wasn’t able to find a solid teaching gig there. “I just thought, ‘OK, I just don’t want to do this anymore. I don’t know who I am. I’m living far away from my family. I don’t have a career anymore. I don’t feel like a wife anymore,’” she said.

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great deal of healing that takes place. “People come to a place where they’re moving on with their lives. They’re dealing with the fact that it looks different, they’re dealing with all the changes and they’re trying to regroup and restart.” Many of the boomers are coming out of traditional marriage roles, said Petterson, forcing them to face tough questions. “The prospect of being in another relationship can be quite scary. People also worry about ‘What if I get sick? Who will take care of me?’” If the wife was the organizer of family events, the husband may be left out. If the husband primarily looked after finances, that can mean a world of change for the woman.

Rediscovering one’s self can be one of the most positive outcomes of a grey divorce, according to Abby Petterson, a West Vancouver divorce coach and registered clinical counsellor. It might involve working out, taking up a longlost hobby, getting a new job, going on a first date. It can also be downright terrifying. Petterson sees separating clients go through four main phases of grief: shock and denial, anger, sadness and depression and finally, acceptance. If the relationship was abusive, there is often a

One of the reasons boomer women are choosing to end their marriages these days is because, if they’ve had an active working life, they can afford to. “They are in an economic position where they are less dependent upon the husband and therefore can do the leaving,” said O’Connor, adding unattached women have historically been one of the poorest demographics. But getting divorced is no financial cakewalk

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On a recent Friday evening, more than 70 seniors gathered at Cheers Restaurant in Lower Lonsdale. They sipped cocktails, enjoyed dinner, mingled and danced. Some belonged to TGIF, a local social club whose members meet at least once a week to hang out and potentially date. It is much more than just a matchmaking service, stressed owner Len Macht, 77, though he met his third and current wife through the group. The former body shop owner started the club 25 years ago after getting tired of hearing his peers complain about a lack of excitement in their lives. “What we found is that most people, they want to go out and have some fun and they want to have permission. This gave them permission to go out and meet a whole pile of really nice people,” he said. “The energy was there and it wasn’t a meat market. It wasn’t people going out and trying to get into the sack with someone,” he explained. Most of the 200-plus members of the club are 55 and older. Most of them are also divorced or widowed. There have been plenty of romantic connections over the years, with some couples even getting together, divorcing and rejoining the group. Ward said it’s too soon for her to think about dating. She is still getting over a sense of loss but describes her year as having been courageous and even playful. Little things, like watching live theatre and meditating, make her happy. “As sad as it is to leave the relationship after that length of time, I’m gaining my independence and my freedom back,” she said. After all, she declared with a laugh, she’s planning on living another 30 years — almost as long as she was married — and she wants to enjoy them.

A4 - North Shore News - Sunday, December 16, 2012

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with multiple precincts that encourages and invites people to work, shop, learn and be entertained. They will be able to enjoy their leisure time with us in both the day and evening.” As part of the move to improve sustainability, traffic flow improvements were sought to benefit both shoppers and residents. “We are excited about the improvements in traffic flow that we have already seen, and also in regards to accessibility for our shoppers and the community as a whole. Our changes will be inclusive and guided by the goals of the broader community.” The initial changes are having an impact. “The intersection has already seen improvements in accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, first responders and vehicles. It is part of a greater plan to connect the community to both Park Royal and West Vancouver, including walking, biking and public transit. Pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, first responders and vehicles will all benefit from the enhanced movement that these traffic lights now provide. Park Royal is continuing to monitor the movements of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists through the intersection and will make adjustments and refinements where the need presents itself.”

When work resumes, disruption will be minimal. “With the new intersection now fully operational, construction will be minimal during the Holiday Season to prevent any further inconvenience to our shoppers during this time. The final refinements will be made in January and February 2013.” You might also notice some extra convenient touches at Park Royal during your visit this Holiday season. “To make visiting Park Royal a more pleasant experience, we have added flaggers, parking lot helpers, our radio station and valet parking in two locations.” When completed, Park Royal will also be offering a new level of accessibility for shoppers. “The expanded parkade on Park Royal South will re-open with eight new elevators and two escalators in the spring of 2013, and will provide greater accessibility and a state-of-the-art parking management system. The first phase of new store openings will be in the fall of 2013.” To find out what’s in store for the future of Park Royal, check them out online at parkroyalconnected.com or tune in to their radio station (when on-site) at 92.5 FM to get the latest updates on what’s happening.

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A short time later, as Larock left the building and headed toward his car, he saw the suspect reappear near Chesterfield Avenue, having apparently eluded his pursuer, and dive into a bush a short distance north of West 14th Street. By this time, police cruisers were blocking off the area and a canine unit had arrived on scene, he said. “The dog just went right in on him, and you heard him screaming. And he kept on screaming,” said Larock. “Then the dog handler went in and got him and got the dog off him.” The suspect was rushed to Lions Gate Hospital with serious injuries, according to police. He underwent surgery and remained there Friday morning. The civilian-led IIO had a team in North Vancouver within hours of the incident, according to the office. “Our mandate is to investigate incidents of death and serious harm,” said spokesman Owen Court. “The injuries that this gentleman sustained met the definition of serious harm.” Court couldn’t offer a timeline, but he suggested the file would wrap up sooner rather than later. “The broader commitment is to turn these investigations over in, shall we say, a more timely manner than the public is accustomed to seeing.” Cpl. Richard De Jong, speaking for the North Vancouver detachment, said the alleged fraud attempt will still be investigated by the RCMP. He couldn’t release many details, he said, but confirmed they will likely recommend charges. No money was taken, said De Jong.

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F there was ever hard evidence that the North Shore suffers from an excess of North Vancouvers, it came to light this week when the district decided not to go in with the city on a new Olympic-sized swimming pool. The City of North Vancouver, in its ongoing struggle to redesign Harry Jerome Recreation Centre, has concluded that installing the North Shore’s first 50-metre pool would be an important improvement. Indeed, a fullsized facility could be transformative, creating a training facility for budding athletes and a draw for major events. But the plan isn’t one the city can afford on its own. With the district planning to rebuild its 25-metre pool at William Griffin, roughly two kilometers away, the solution seemed obvious: Why

not go in on the project together, and create one great facility in place of two mediocre ones? The move would have been a nobrainer had it been under the purview of a single council. But it wasn’t. Because Harry Jerome lies on the other side of the municipal boundary — roughly five blocks past it — the district balked. No way was it going to help with a project on the far side of that arbitrary line. Instead, it will go ahead with its half-sized pool a four-minute drive from Harry Jerome, leaving both municipalities with inferior facilities. The decision denies the community a valuable asset and likely saves taxpayers nothing. In the face of this outcome, one wonders if our pools are the only thing that should be amalgamated.

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You said it “We sometimes don’t expect to see impaired drivers in the morning.” North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Doug Trousdell discusses a 28-year-old driver who allegedly hit five vehicles after heading the wrong way down Mountain Highway during morning rush hour (from a Dec. 9 news story). ••• “I voted in favour of the original design. I should have voted against it.” District of North Vancouver Coun. Lisa Muri laments the district’s decision to approve the Seylynn development, thus granting the developer’s request to construct the tallest building on the North Shore: a 32-storey tower (from a Dec. 12 news story). ••• “It’s awesome to have him home. He’s doing really good.” Dog owner Alyssa Goad rejoices in the safe return of Ohly, the Bernese mountain dog who eluded rescuers for two weeks before being picked up from the Suicide Gully area of Mount Seymour (from a Dec. 12 news story).

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Dear Editor: I read with interest your article, Expert Calls for Calm in Density Storm, in the Dec. 7 North Shore News (page three with maps on pages eight and nine). I disagree that Ambleside can absorb much more development without destroying the village atmosphere that it so strives for. Particularly, the sacrilege of seven- and eightstorey towers on prime irreplaceable semiwaterfront property in the 1300-block of Marine Drive. Development, yes, but not of this proposed height and massive density of Grosvenor’s. Of note, I have read that they propose 88 apartments, not 80 as stated on your map. Your maps also do not show the massive development of Onni on Evelyn Drive and Taylor Way, comprising 349 more homes, above Park Royal Shopping Centre’s north mall. This area has been denuded of any anchoring vegetation and now is a mudslide waiting to happen. Then there are the two 22-storey towers at Park Royal south and another 350 units. This adds up to 787 new homes and that is not counting the 1,285 acres of residential development under study until 2014 in the Cypress Bowl area of the Upper Lands. The infrastructure is not here to support this level of development. West Vancouver has

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It’s the most chaotic time of the year IN this, the busiest of months, chaos seems to break out all over. There are, of course, the predictable holiday-related problems caused by overdrinking, over-eating, and then over-sharing what we really think of one another. Note: New Year’s Eve is probably a bad time for this. Added to that, however, is a plethora of random additional aggravations, like cars shuddering to a halt miles from nowhere just as their drivers’ cell phones lose power. Throw in people injuring themselves as their bikes skid on wet streets clogged with irritable Yuletide drivers. Watch out for the shoppers with soggy grocery bags that give way, spilling indigestible fruitcake and bouncy Korean mandarins into gritty sidewalk pools. Washing machines go out; dishwashers refuse to function; front doors suddenly fall off their hinges — though maybe that’s just at my house. Is it the law of averages, or is it just that many of us are so distracted that we fail to pay the usual amount of attention? Or is it a household’s

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a fresh orange dreamily rolled up in a bag with a jar of cinnamon in our spice cupboard. I’m not sure who was the culprit there, but can leaving a wicked trail of banana peels be far behind? People like me, who, for a variety of reasons, have trouble finding the right names for things even on a good day, give up on any attempt at making sense when the world’s absolutely buzzing around us. Instead, we throw in whatever term springs to mind. Thus, the other day, in a perfectly ordinary conversation with my husband about what we ought to have for lunch, I randomly inserted the word “legwarmers.” It was better than nothing, was my reasoning. I guess thugs must also have a crowded agenda in December. It’s the year’s last quarter, after all, and they likely have to meet the crime targets they set for themselves in a bleary haze last January 1st. That may explain why a couple of them broke into and pillaged a North Shore car repair shop the other week. This event would be a mere blip on my family’s radar, if it hadn’t been for the fact that the thieves

spotted a car in the repair bay and apparently used it as the getaway vehicle. Said car happened to be ours. That’s what I get for investing my freelance writer earnings in a Bugatti. Sorry — just amusing myself. My tears of laughter will dry momentarily. Actually, the car was a boring SUV that must have been ideal for carting stuff away. After the flurry of excitement our automobile must have enjoyed while being loaded up with illegal booty, this once undistinguished jalopy evidently embarked on a life of crime. Who knows what it got up to between the time it eased stealthily out of the service station and its retrieval days later? Drug transport? Escort delivery? Cross-border arms deals? Friendly visits to the Hells Angels for shortbread and festive sacks of crack? Was our car happy to be released from its mundane daily chores? We’ll never know, but certainly its personality changed from that of a mild-mannered transporter of dogs and teenagers to that of a ruthless crook. Nevertheless, like any TV “perp” on a crime spree, our

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THIEVES broke into Dorothy Lynas elementary Tuesday and stole seven Macintosh laptops from the school’s computer lab. The culprits threw a brick through the door window into the library then proceeded to the computer lab, according to Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP. “These are high-ticket, easy-turnover items,” said De Jong. At this point investigators are confident that multiple persons were involved in the break-in based on the number of laptops stolen, said De Jong. With 560 students enrolled, Dorothy Lynas is the largest elementary school in School District 44. “We use computers daily to enhance the curriculum in any class from K-7,” said principal Joan Martins. With seven laptops missing, intermediate classes of 30 students will have to either share or

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WEST Vancouver police officers used backcountry crampons and fashioned a harness out of dog leashes to rescue a man who drove over a 70-foot embankment on Cypress Bowl Road early Monday morning. Police were called out shortly before 1 a.m. by Cypress Mountain security after the man was spotted driving erratically on the winding, twisting road leading up to the ski mountain parking lot. When officers reached the top of the road, they saw the Mitsubishi Lancer had been driven over a ravine and was on its roof in deep snow, near a small creek. “Only the tops of the trees were visible,” said Const. Tammy Khorram, spokeswoman for the West Vancouver Police Department. Luckily two of the three officers who responded were experienced backcountry hikers. One of them was carrying a pair of crampons in his vehicle. The second officer, a dog handler, fashioned a makeshift harness from long leashes used with police dogs. When they reached the car, they found the driver alive but unresponsive, hanging upside down in the wreckage by his seatbelt, said Khorram. Officers again used the dog leashes to help pull open the car door and get the driver out. They then used the harness to help get the injured man up the ravine to a waiting ambulance, which took him to Lions Gate Hospital. The man, a 27-year-old from North Vancouver, was in serious condition, but was being treated and was expected to survive, said police. Two tow trucks later pulled the vehicle out of the ravine.

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Pinocchio and Petunia The month-long Christmas celebration at Park & Tilford Shops and Gardens kicked off Nov. 30 with City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto flicking the switch to turn on more than 50,000 sparkling lights adorning the community gardens. The festive evening featured elves, live music and Santa Claus, who made an appearance. Entry to the gardens is by donation with proceeds to the City and District of North Vancouver firefighters’ charitable societies. Community members are invited to Family Friday Nights, every Friday in December from 6 to 9 p.m., for special holiday programming. The lights will remain on display until Dec. 31. Info: parkandtilford.com.

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Donor marks a milestone North Van man makes 175th blood donation

DERRICK Fry rolled up his sleeve for the 175th time Wednesday, marking more than 35 years of giving blood.

STAY WELL The Heart and Stroke Foundation suggests five ways to have a healthier holiday. page 14 CORE STRENGTH Increase yours to reap a host of health benefits. page 17 CAREGIVERS WANTED A national organization issues a call for local stories of caring. page 18 HOLIDAY CYCLING The Pedal Pushers weigh in on getting your fab finds home on a bike. page 19

NOTICES Pilates Open House: Learn about the benefits of pilates Thursday, Dec. 20, 5-8 p.m. at Olivia Neill Pilates, 202-1571 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-922-8870 or olivianeillpilates.com. SUPPORT GROUPS Cancer Connection: Canadian Cancer Society has peer volunteers offering one-to-one information and emotional support to people living with cancer. Info: 1-888-939-3333.

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Fry, 71, a North Vancouver resident, made his milestone donation Wednesday at a Canadian Blood Services mobile clinic at North Lonsdale United Church. Fry made his first donation, after being encouraged by a coworker. “He no longer gives, but I’ve continued it on,” he says. Fry was inspired to continue giving a few years later following a heart bypass operation his father endured, requiring a lot of donated blood. “It made me feel good (that) I covered my dad’s blood donations . . . . and I just kept it up,” he says. Fry says what he takes away from giving is “personal satisfaction.” He’s aware of other North Shore residents who likewise show continued support to Canadian Blood Services, including a fellow Royal Canadian Legion branch 118 member who just reached his 100th donation. “It becomes a personal thing,” says Fry. “Like some people who donate their time on a very regular basis, it becomes personal, it becomes part of their lifestyle.” Fry plans to continue giving blood for as long as he’s eligible. “I would like to hit 200, that would take me another four and a half years,” he says. Fry encourages others to become avid blood donors. “It’s one way to spend a couple of hours every two months helping people who will never know that you helped them until they receive

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The Canadian Hard of Hearing — North Shore Branch holds a monthly series of informal workshops and discussions around the issues affecting the hard of hearing on the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.-noon at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. No meeting in July and August. Subjects to be addressed will include the latest technology for hearing aids, coping strategies, speech reading and improving hearing environments. Everyone welcome. Co-dependents Anonymous, a 12-step fellowship for people with relationship difficulties, holds weekly meetings on the North Shore. Info: 604-5155585.

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NORTH Vancouver resident Derrick Fry makes his 175th blood donation with the help of phlebotomist Lana Vugteveen at a Canadian Blood Services mobile clinic at North Lonsdale United Church Wednesday. blood,” he says. Representatives of Canadian Blood Services are calling on community members to give blood this holiday season. They’ve partnered with Food Banks B.C. for the third annual Bleed and Feed campaign, which encourageslocalblooddonorsto also bring non-perishable food items for the Greater Vancouver

Food Bank Society. Canadian Blood Services hopes to attract 14,000 donors, or “miracle workers,” before the campaign’s end on Jan. 2, 2013. The next North Vancouver blood donor clinic is being held Dec. 26 at North Lonsdale United Church, located at 3380 Lonsdale Ave., from 1 to 8 p.m. To book a donation

appointment, visit blood.ca or call 1-888 2 DONATE (1-888236-6283). Donated food items will be collected until Dec. 31 in specially marked Bleed and Feed food collection boxes located in the front waiting area of blood donor clinics. For more information on local food banks, visit foodbanksbc.com.

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Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses at home, in long term care or assisted living facilities the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave., North Vancouver. RSVP and info: 604-998-8806 or sherryjia@ comfortkeepers.ca. Compassionate Friends — North Shore Chapter: A non-denominational support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. For See more page 15

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The season is filled with rich foods, and temptation to indulge, says Erika Callowhill, from the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Try to consume a lot of good-for-you items, vegetables, fruit, whole grains, and lean protein. Making small changes, and keeping healthier choices in mind is an easy step and can make a difference. Here to help you during the season of overindulgence,

Callowhill shares these five tips from the Heart and Stroke Foundation so you can navigate through the holidays and preserve your well-being, and bring in the New Year happy and healthy. ■ Indulge mindfully Visions of sugar plums dancing in your head? Strike a balance between healthy eating and treats by choosing healthier versions of traditional holiday favourites and taste a bit of everything — but just a taste. There are no off-limits foods, as long as you keep

portions small. ■ Enjoy festive fitness Get outside with your family and enjoy the winter wonderland — skate, walk, ski or build a snowman. Keeping up your physical activity regularly throughout the season will also help reduce holiday stress. ■ Pace your drinking ‘Tis the season to be merry, but too much liquid cheer may increase your blood pressure and raise your risk of heart disease and stroke over the long term. ■ Make a fresh start Tee up your New Year’s resolution by downloading the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s free <30 Day Challenge smartphone app, available at the Apple App Store. It delivers information and support to help you start a healthier lifestyle in just 30 days. ■ Avoid the stress from crowded malls and give the gift of heart health Buy Heart and Stroke Foundation Calendar Lottery tickets for your family and friends. The Calendar Lottery

Erika Callowhill offers chances to win cash prizes every day of the year, with larger prizes weekly, monthly and on holidays. The deadline for the Calendar Lottery is Tuesday, Dec. 18, and sales of the $25 calendar fund heart and stroke research right here in B.C. For more information, or to get your own, visit calendarsales.heartandstroke. bc.ca. For more information on the Heart and Stroke Foundation, visit heartandstroke.bc.ca.

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Run run Rudolph NORTH Shore Athletics hosted a Jingle Bells Run Tuesday starting at their store at 12th and Lonsdale. Participants dressed in holiday lights, Santa hats and decked themselves out in garland and other holiday decorations for the six-kilometre group run through North Vancouver.

health notes From page 13 more information, phone 604878-9904 or 604-913-9215. Eating Disorder Support Group: For parents, partners

and caregivers meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Family Services of the North Shore, 101255 West First St, North Vancouver. For info or to register, phone Vicki at 604-988-5281, ext. 202. Family Caregiver Network

Groups meet the first Thursday, 7-9 p.m. or second Wednesday of the month, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources in Capilano Mall, 203-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Discuss the chalSee more page 16

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CHERYL McBride, manager of seniors programs for North Shore Neighbourhood House, serves lunch to guests, including Erin Rennie, at the sold-out John Braithwaite Community Centre Christmas Lunch Dec. 7.

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Grandparent Connections: A meeting place for grandparents to connect with other grandparents and learn from each other by sharing knowledge, ideas, and experiences, Thursdays (SeptemberJune) from 3:30 to 5:30 p.m. in the Family Resource Centre at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. A free program, snacks and childminding provided. For more information, phone Carol Lundrigan at 604-987-8138. The Hominum Vancouver Chapter: A support and discussion group to help gay, bi-sexual and questioning men with the challenges of being married, separated or single, meets every Monday at 7:30 p.m. at various locations. For more information, including on locations, contact Bernie at 604-688-8639.

Husbands Only Caregiver Support Group: Husbands caring for a wife with Alzheimer’s disease or dementia are invited to register for this group, which meets the second Tuesday of each month at 1 p.m. Registration and info: Kerri Sutherland at 604-984-8348 or ksutherland@alzheimerbc.org. Mood Disorders: The North Vancouver MDA support group meets the second and fourth Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Free. Info and registration: 604-9884327, 604-873-0103 or info@mdabc.net. Mood Disorders: The West Vancouver MDA support group meets the first and third Tuesday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in Room 305 at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Free. Info and registration: 604-988-4327, 604-873-0103 or info@mdabc.net. Nar-Anon: A support group for family and friends affected by those addicted to drugs meets Sundays, 7-8:30 p.m. in Seminar Room A at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St.; Tuesdays, See more page 18

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North Shore Cancer: A support group for women that provides an opportunity to meet other people who are dealing with cancer, meets the first and third Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Share feelings, experiences

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and ways to cope. Fee: $2 donation. North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group meets the third Wednesday of every month, 12:45-2:45 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. Please come unscented and fragrance free. Info: heather@pipain.com or 778227-8047.

North Shore Parkinson’s Support Group meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August) at 1:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. People with Parkinson’s disease as well as family and caregivers are welcome. Info: Rosemary Lawrence, 604-988-5082. See more page 19 TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER Vancouver Bentall Centre Mall Oakridge Centre Mall Pacific Centre Terasen Centre 220 1st Ave. East 551 Robson St. 625 Howe St. 1092 Kingsway 1095 West Pender St. 1707 Robson St. 1855 Burrard St. 2372 West 4th Ave 2338 Cambie St. 2748 Rupert St. 2749 Main St. 3121 West Broadway

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Program issues call for stories of caring THE season of caring is upon us, so why not do something nice for a caregiver in your life — and tell the rest of Canada about it?

That’s what those involved in a promotion launched this week by Canada Cares, a program that supports and recognizes caregivers of all kinds across the country, are encouraging community members to do. Canada Cares is inviting Canadians in communities from coast to coast to take the caregiving challenge and celebrate the season by sharing compassionate holiday stories with fellow Canadians, said Caroline Tapp-McDougall, vice-resident at Torontobased health care publisher BCS Group and the brainchild behind Canada Cares, in the release. Every person who participates in the challenge — by submitting a story, photo or video on the Canada Cares website (canadacares. org — will be entered into a draw to win one of thousands of dollars worth of prizes, from a day at the spa and gift cards to an accessible vehicle. Whatever kindness you’re doing for a caregiver this holiday, they want to hear about it, whether it’s baking cookies for a friend who’s caring for her mother or shopping for someone who has a relative in the hospital, to driving a neighbour around, shovelling a walkway, helping with holiday decorations, or doing errands for the parents of a child with special needs, Tapp-McDougall explained. Following studies that show the number of caregivers in Canada is on the rise — with current estimates pegged at upwards of 5 million and one in four Canadians identified as a family caregiver — there is a need to recognize and support our country’s caregivers, according to Canada Cares. Canada Cares is a notfor-profit program which involves a virtual community, grassroots events, and national and regional caregiver awards. It has been created through a partnership between health care organizations and businesses across the country. For a list of tips on how you can show kindness to a caregiver this season, or to share your caregiving story, visit canadacares.org. Submissions of a maximum of 50 words must be received by Jan. 15, 2013.

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QUESTION: This year, I saved $738.27 in gas by using my bike, lost 2.2 pounds (or one kilogram) and gained muscle on my thighs, enabling me to crack bowling balls. All good, I am sure you agree. Now with the money saved, I’m looking to purchase gifts for the family and wonder if you have any advice for Christmas shopping on a bike?

health notes From page 18 North Shore Prostate Support and Awareness Group: A cancer support group where you can hear about the latest medical information, meets the fourth Tuesday of the month, (except December) 7-9 p.m. at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St. Info: northshorepsa@gmail.com. North Shore Schizophrenia Society holds monthly support group meetings for family and friends of those with serious mental illnesses, 7:30 p.m. at the Family Support Centre, 205-1865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-0856 or northshoreschizophrenia.org.

Answer: First things first, kudos for the bowling balls! We here at Pedal Pushers are barely able to crush a tennis ball perforated by the neighbors’ rabid dog. To answer your question, science is required. You need to consider the weight-to-impression-factor, the height up the hill you need to cart your gifts — all measured against your budget and the total number of gifts. For example, a diamond ring meets all the criteria, but is

perhaps not practical for your budget and might be hard for your parents to share. Practical gifts fit all the way inside panniers, front baskets or on your rack (that’s rattrap for the older folks). Stuff like kayak paddles or hockey sticks should not be carried crosswise on a bike. Strap them to your top tube (don’t put them too low or you’ll only be able to turn right. Trust us, we know). Live pigs, dogs and other animals should

be in cages securely tied down. Experience has shown that a pig throwing itself from side to side on the back of a bike causes a serious weave in your riding and makes the cops think you’re drunk. Oh, and finally on the matter of liquor, it’s my sad duty to tell you that the more expensive the beverage you have purchased, the more likely you will be cut off by some driver, fall and break the bottles leaving you smelling like a distillery, but

with none of the glow. Ready for gift cards yet? Cycle safely out there and Merry Christmas! P.S. Let us know about the weirdest thing you’ve ever carried on your bike at northshore. pedalpushers@gmail.com. The Pedal Pushers are Dan Campbell, Antje Wahl, Anita Leonhard and Heather Drugge, four North Shore residents who use their bikes for transportation. They can be reached at northshore. pedalpushers@gmail.com.

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Rose Landry’s gentle approach yields results IN Rose Landry’s fitness classes for seniors, less is always more. The North Shore fitness instructor guides participants through planned sets of exercises tailored to individual abilities. With each exercise, the full range of movement is executed

slowly and mindfully. The engagement of mind and muscle produced by this method increases flexibility, improves balance and builds strength. “Each movement builds on the next. The process appears slow because in each movement, we’re giving our muscles the time they need to contract and the time they need to relax,” Rose explains. “The progress is gentle, gradual and effective.” Rose’s method, the vita technique, includes elements developed from personal rehabilitation during her

own recovery from physical injury and the rehabilitation programs she teaches. The goal is to restore the ability to handle the physical challenges that come with day-to-day living and, possibly most important, the belief in our ability to do so. “The ability to perform these movements restores confidence in our ability to carry out practical, daily activities in safety. These can be as simple as bending or lifting to move an object from one surface to another or negotiating our way across a stretch of broken

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pavement,” she says. Not all the participants in Rose’s classes know they are integrating carefully choreographed movements into their individual body memory. They may not be interested in the processes that forge and strengthen neuromuscular links. However, they are aware of the results. Increased strength, energy and selfconfidence as well as feeling more engaged in life are a few of the benefits her charges say they’ve noticed. Rose was six years old when her family moved to Canada, first to Toronto, Ont., and then to Vancouver. It was the culmination of a journey that began with her grandparents who were part of the Mennonite diaspora from Ukraine. Her father was born in China, her mother in Paraguay. Rose and her brother and sister were born in Curitiba, Brazil. After graduating from John Oliver high school, Rose worked as a hair stylist at Derek London salon, with a break to marry and move to North Vancouver in 1984 where she raised two sons and was a foster mother to 20 children over five years. Rose left the salon with the parting words, “Call me if you ever

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Laura Anderson open a shop for kids.” When London opened Heads, a high-end hair salon for children in Vancouver, Rose went back to work for a time. Rose’s Mennonite heritage, with its emphasis on being active and productive, contributed to her interest in health and well being. She was a swimmer and an ardent cyclist right up until a car accident put her into a recovery process that included two years of physiotherapy. As part of her rehabilitation, Rose took a class in circuit, or weight, training to build strength. The course content and the instruction process interested her, so much so that she trained as a fitness instructor

through the British Columbia Parks and Recreation Association. Over the years, Rose has continued to explore the body’s intricate internal relationships through courses in human anatomy. Rose certified in weight training and third age fitness around the time that active rehabilitation was gaining credibility in health care. Today, the resumption of daily activity as quickly as possible after illness or injury is universally accepted. Rose and her colleagues apply this approach in osteofit classes and as instructors with Lions Gate Hospital’s cardiac rehabilitation program. For Rose, building social connections is as important as building muscle. Friendly relationships encourage wellness, a state of being equally as beneficial as exercise. For some, these classes and the post-class get together are their primary social contact. Rose arranges her work schedule so she can join participants for coffee after every session. Following a recent fitness class, Mari Mordell spoke for the group and said, “Rose knows about the abilities of each individual

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Hank Strubin was extra-ordinary. A family man and entrepreneur, he also contributed most of his 93 years actively involved in service to the community. Hank is no longer with us, but his remarkable legacy has rubbed-off on the community and those who worked alongside him. Hank was not only an ideas man but also an instigator, motivator and someone who made things happen –which included rolling-up the sleeves for hands-on contributions. At a time when Hank was developing a thriving business, Western Reinforcing Steel Co. with branches across Canada, he established Sea Scouts in Caulfeild, and in May 1962 he chartered the first Canadian Progress Club in British Columbia –a service club focused on supporting those in the community less fortunate. Community projects included the rebuilding of the YMCA Camp HOWDY in Indian Arm and renewing sleeping quarters at Central City Mission in Gastown. Donovan Reeves, a long-term friend, reminisces about Hank’s ingenuity, attesting to Hank as an ideas man… “I recall the ‘lemonade stand caper’ where Hank, with the assistance of half dozen Progress Club members went to Stanley Park where the Vancouver Sun Fun Run was being held. Runners would purchase lemonade at a make-shift lemonade stand and then Hank would drive to a further location to wait for the runners to come by again. He did this at four different locations which must have left the runners wondering if they were running in circles!” The modest amount collected was distributed to charity. Hank was also instrumental in involving the Canadian Progress Club with the North Shore Mentally Handicapped Association –to help outfit a workshop and support other initiatives there by building ‘playhouses’ to raffle at shopping malls around Christmas. Dick Tingley, another long-term friend of Hank’s and fellow Canadian Progress Club member recalls… “Hank was planning on raffling a canoe to raise funds for Laurel House for Autistic Children, but that idea morphed into raffling-off an automobile –a van. The Van Raffle event was repeated for years and raised over $500,000 for Laurel House and for Special Olympics BC. During the lean times, Hank was known to dig into his own pocket to bridge some of the Canadian Progress Club activities, ensuring the organization could sustain support to its charities. Hank was a true leader within the Canadian Progress Club who was constantly mentoring new members on the importance of giving-back to the community. To honour his legacy, members of the Canadian Progress Greater Vancouver Club have established the ‘Hank Strubin Award’, which annually recognizes a Greater Vancouver Canadian Progress Club member whom exemplifies the outstanding community service and fundraising efforts that Hank was known and deeply respected for. Hank Strubin will be missed but never forgotten –he was indeed extra-ordinary. Hank pictured celebrating 50 years at Progress.

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Making opportunites happen………

COMMUNITY CONNE IONS NEWSLETTER North Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) is a non-profit organization that supports families and serves children and adults living with a developmental disability. Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community.

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Hitting Close to Home The Customized Employment team at North Shore ConneXions Society strives to be person-centered, meaning that our participants have a say in the type of work we find them, with whom and when they want to work. When Kiiko first came to us she was unsure of where to begin. While she was adamant that she did not want to do any housekeeping jobs, she was unsure of which area of work she would enjoy.

For months her Employment Specialist targeted locations along the North Shore, specifically West Vancouver and North Vancouver, without much luck. Her Employment Specialist then discovered a local pharmacy on Bowen Island that would benefit from Kiiko’s help in their magazine section. It was exactly what Kiiko had hoped for. In addition to being in a familiar environment close to home, (Kiiko lives on Bowen Island), the Employment Specialist soon realized that After months of Discovery, during which there was an amazing support system the Employment Specialist worked made up of people who had known Kiiko closely with Kiiko to identify her interests since she was a young girl and who and abilities, it became clear that were delighted to have her as part of Kiiko loved to spend much of her time their team. reading magazines and newspapers. “I like to know what’s going on in the world…especially with celebrities,” Kiiko told her Employment Specialist, while grinning ear to ear.

Kiiko now works once a week restocking the magazine shelves with new ones while recycling the old ones. Kiiko says, “[My] favorite part of work is getting to rip off the old covers [that need to be recycled], because that’s fun.” Though she has only been working at Cates Pharmacy for a few months now, she has already become known as part of the team. Store Manager, Elaine reports, “We’re really glad to have Kiiko…everyone here in town knows Kiiko works here in the magazine section…and I think that’s pretty special.”

As an avid reader, Kiiko expressed that she longed to work in a place where she could put her literary skills to good use. Together with her Employment Specialist and other supports, including her father and life skills worker, a plan was devised of marketing to locations that would appeal to Kiiko, specifically book stores and grocery stores that had magazine aisles. In addition to finding a job that interested her, Kiiko was also adamant that it must be within a familiar location, along bus routes that she had experience using and with people whom she knew would be supportive and patient.

Lynn Valley House Gets a New Van! Most of the residents of Lynn Valley House use wheelchairs to assist with mobility. You can imagine the impact to the program when the lift on their aging van packed it in and the news from the mechanic was not favourable.

a new vehicle. They were able to source out a locally available wheelchair accessible van. Our BOD, knowing the importance of accessible transportation for this program, approved the purchase and the new van has been delivered.

Fortunately, the Program Manager and Director worked quickly to get a proposal in to our Board of Directors (BOD) requesting the purchase of

Lynn Valley residents and staff are happy to be on the road again and look forward to participating in the many festive activities this holiday season!

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Summer through the eyes of our Self Advocates

2012 Annual Self Advocate and Family Christmas Dinner and Dance One of the biggest celebration events of the year for self advocates and families of North Shore ConneXions Society is our Annual Christmas Dinner and Dance. This year’s event was held at the Tsleil-Waututh Recreation Centre on November 30th and was no exception.

The festive lights and décor with DJ Collins Entertainment keeping a full dance floor and a traditional turkey dinner buffet from Tommy’s Catering created a festive event to begin the holiday season. Many self advocates took part in a variety of competitions such as Christmas trivia, demonstrated their dance moves, turned a friend in to a snowman and received door prizes throughout the evening. One lucky winner received a $250.00 shopping spree at Capilano Mall.

Many thanks to all the volunteers and Amity Options for making this highly anticipated event such a success!

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lives and are recognized as contributing citizens. We rely on the ongoing support of our community to ensure that we are able to achieve this goal. We appreciate your generosity and wish to acknowledge you for helping make opportunities happen for the individuals we support.

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Streamkeeping sparks students’ interest Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

THE number of fish returning to West Vancouver streams jumped this fall, and so did the number of young people counting them. Beginning with 28 post-secondary students six years ago, the amount of youth involvement in the West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society has risen steadily, according to president John Barker. “Last year we had 76 students doing it and had no idea how we were going to manage that many but we got through it OK,” Barker said. “This year we’ve had 104.” After spawning in the fall leading to hatching in the spring, chum tend to return after four years at sea. Coho follow a similar cycle, returning after three years, said Barker. It’s that all-important return the students are watching for. “These kids survey the streams for seven weeks, and once a week they go out as a team with a streamkeeper sponsor and look for returning adult salmon,” Barker said. On Dec. 2, the students concluded their work, and according to Barker, the preliminary indications are very good. “It’s been a banner year for fish,” he said, adding that the returning salmon are both big and plentiful. With more than 100 sets of eyes on the streams, the possibility of double-counting has to be factored in, according to Barker. “When I filter that out, by Week 5 of 7 we’d already surpassed what we’d seen in any other year after seven weeks,” Barker said. Following spawning, the fish form the nutrients which sustain bug life, which in turn feeds juvenile fish when they emerge from gravel in the spring, according to Barker. After six years of working with students, the student contingent of the WVSS is becoming increasingly knowledgeable, according to Barker. “They know all about invasive plants, they know all about native vegetation, they know about streams, water colour, clarity, health of the stream,” he said. Working with young people is a method of ensuring stewardship of the streams in the years to come, said Barker. “We’re spreading the word that there actually are salmon in an urban environment, quite a novel idea,” he said. The student salmon counters were recognized at a year-end wrap-up at West Vancouver secondary on Thursday.

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STREAMKEEPER Celia Utley (standing) points out a salmon to her group of students Kiana Karimi, Nick Habibi, Stephanie Chang, Alireza Kamyabi and Omar Hadi. West Vancouver secondary teamed up with West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society to conduct a salmon count at Brothers Creek.

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or their own homes like a TV channel guide in their room, a Wi-Fi access cheat-sheet, and by providing a quick tour of the kitchen and pantry. ■ It’s probably cold outside. Do as the top hotels do and put out a throw pillow, slippers or a robe. This simple gesture will make your guests feel right at home. There is also something super cosy about the warm glow of lamps and candles, especially those with yummy holiday scents. ■ Stock up on warm drinks. Hot chocolate, hot cider, coffee and tea are an easy and affordable way to treat your guests. Consider putting a coffee maker in your guest room so guests can have fresh java just the way they like it. ■ Bring out the games. Regardless of age, we’re never too old to have some fun. Board games are a great way to spend time together away from the television. Building a gingerbread house is another great activity if there are kids around.

A host or hostess gift is a must if visiting friends or family. This small gesture could apply to hotel guests too. Pay it forward and give your bell-hop or housekeeper a good tip, or bring the doorman hot chocolate. Remember hotel employees are missing the holidays with their families to serve you. A little appreciation goes a long way. Clean up after yourself. Wash your plates or stack them in the dishwasher after meals and don’t forget to strip your bed before you leave. Don’t expect a babysitter. If you’re travelling with kids, remember even though you’re on vacation it’s still your responsibility to watch them. If your child is in the curious stage, bring some easy and temporary childproofing items with you like cabinet and door locks. Respect house rules. This may not seem like a big deal to you, but to your host it matters. Show respect, and if certain areas are off limits or shoes are to be removed when inside, it’s important to do so. Thank you notes are key. Never underestimate the power of the written word. Whether you stayed with family or at a hotel, a simple note is a great way to express your appreciation.

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The best part of doing your Christmas turkey on your barbecue isn’t just how it frees up the oven for hors d’oeuvres and side dishes, but the unique and flavourful taste that only a barbecued cooked meal can deliver. While the ease of cooking and cleanup is one of the best things about cooking your Christmas turkey on the grill, the most obvious benefit is the taste. It’s simple to achieve a pleasing barbecue flavour and smoky sweetness just by adding smoking chips to a smoker tube or a folded piece of aluminum foil. By using a rotisserie for cooking the bird, you not only have the juices to make gravy or au jus, but it also browns the turkey evenly on the outside and keeps it moist and tender on the inside, said David Coulson, of Napoleon Gourmet Grills, in a recent press release. The average 15-pound turkey will take about three hours, but cook accordingly.

CHRISTMAS TREE SALES Malcolm Millar, of the Ambleside Tiddlycove Lions, bags a tree for a customer at the group’s Christmas tree sale, on now at the entrance to Ambleside Park. Mesh bagging of trees is available by donation. The group will also offer tree chip-up by donation at the same location Jan. 1-6.

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Turkey: Let the turkey stand in the fridge, thawed and uncovered overnight. The dryness of the fridge helps crisp up the skin while still sealing in moisture when grilling. Using a marinade injector, mix equal parts melted butter with your favourite beer and inject into the breasts and thighs of the bird. Season the bird with an equal mix of kosher salt, cracked pepper, thyme, sage and a touch of cinnamon. METHOD Put the stuffing in the turkey and seal the end with excess skin; push the rotisserie rod through the bird and secure with meat forks. Tie the bird tight with butcher twine to keep the wings and legs from shifting and getting too close to the back burner. Place a tray or shallow roasting pan under the bird to catch the drippings. You can pour a bit of white wine and water into the pan to mix with the drippings. Preheat your grill with the bottom burners. When heated to 350 degrees, turn the bottom burners off and put the rear rotisserie burner on high for 10 minutes to seal the skin. Reduce the heat to medium for about 2½ to three hours depending on the size of the bird. Always use a thermometer to check for doneness in the thickest part of the thighs. The turkey’s thickest parts should be between 170-180 degrees. SOURCE: NAPOLEON FIREPLACES & GRILLS

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year. The animated musical is somewhat suitable for families, but not necessarily for young children. And it won’t be long before A Christmas Story pops up on more than one channel. Its quirky style may not suit everyone, but the wholesome antics of young Ralphie, who is trying to get an air rifle for Christmas, and his eccentric family are generally amusing. Competing for second place as the holiday’s most bumbling family are the Griswolds, led by Chevy Chase, in National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation. The comedy in this film is mainly slapstick, but it’s worth it for a hilarious scene featuring a rogue squirrel from the family’s Christmas tree. The over-the-top adventure of a kid left home alone by mistake in the movie Home Alone is also fun family fare, featuring some pretty inept parents and crooks. Elf features an unconventional family, as actor Will Ferrell plays a human raised by elves who goes in search of his human father in New York. Not surprisingly, he struggles to navigate the hustle and bustle of the Big Apple, but

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t is probably safe to say that the best holiday show is the TV fire log. Each year, the mesmerizing burning wood fire, occasionally stoked by a caretaker somewhere off-camera, crackles and spits while bringing the illusion of warmth to homes across the North Shore. But if you’re looking for something with more of a plot, the following list highlights popular holiday favourites that will be on TV, are available for download or are on DVD. Already starting their regular holiday rotation on TV are the claymation classics Rudolph the RedNosed Reindeer (1964), Frosty the Snowman (1969) and Santa Claus is Coming to Town (1970). These charming musical treats are nostalgic for parents and entertaining for kids. The 1966 animated version of How the Grinch Stole Christmas will also soon be making the rounds. The 2000 version featuring Jim Carrey is another option for those looking for some live action rather than animation. Adam Sandler’s Eight Crazy Nights is one of the only Hanukkahthemed TV offerings that regularly run each

somehow finds love in the process. Gremlins is a fairly tame horror movie by today’s standards about a teen who gets what appears to be a cute creature as a Christmas present, but it turns into a dangerous menace. It’s not so much a Christmas film as it is a film that takes place on Christmas, but it often makes an appearance on at least one channel during the holiday season. Perhaps the most-loved family of the season is the singing Von Trapps, featured in The Sound of Music. This Academy-award winning musical does not actually have a storyline related to Christmas, but has been a TV seasonal tradition for many years. Wonderful performances and beautiful scenery help tell the story of a nun in training who wins over the cynical hearts of seven children (mainly by teaching them how to sing) when she becomes their governess. Continuing the family singing tradition, 1945’s musical Meet Me in St. Louis follows a year in the life of four sisters and their parents in 1903, just before the World’s Fair, as they prepare to move to New York. Featuring Judy Garland, Mary Astor, Margaret O’Brien and

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more, this film may not be seen on the top three networks, but is worth searching the dial for. Other classic films sure to air this season include the Bing Crosby numbers White Christmas and Holiday Inn. It’s a toss-up as to which one is more entertaining, depends on if you prefer Danny Kaye or Fred Astaire as the sidekick. Nobody beats Cary Grant in the dashing leading man category, however, and thankfully there is a holiday film, The Bishop’s Wife, to showcase his talent. No Christmas would be complete without at least one viewing of Scrooge with Alastair Sim. This 1951 version of the Christmas Carol tale is best watched in black and white to appreciate its full slightly creepy affect. If you haven’t seen It’s a Wonderful Life yet, then this is the year to do it. Great performances and a positive message make this 1946 film a must-see during the holiday season. A great film for families to watch together is Miracle on 34th Street (either the 1947 or the 1994 version). This tale of a young girl learning to believe in Santa is wholesome with a message of kindness on the side. ROSALIND DUANE

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HOLIDAY VOICES: The Vancouver Orpheus Male Choir and St. Thomas Aquinas Chamber Choir will perform Sunday, Dec. 16, 3 p.m. at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. Admission: $20/$18. Tickets: 604-985-0666 or 604-515-5686. Info: vancouverorpheus.org. LAUDATE SINGERS will hold free family Christmas concerts Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver, and 4 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No tickets required. Info: 604-729-6814 or laudatesingers.com. THE NORTH SHORE CHAMBER ORCHESTRA will perform a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 16, 2:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Tickets: $10/$8 available at the door. SINGING INTO CHRISTMAS: The West Vancouver Heritage Choir will perform Christmas carols and lead a sing along Sunday, Dec. 16, 1:30-3 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Tickets: $7.50. Registration: 604-9257280. SLEEPING BEAUTY CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME: A pantomime version of this classic tale will run Sunday, Dec. 16, 2 and 4 p.m. at Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Tickets: $10/$5. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or northvanplayers.ca. HOME FOR CHRISTMAS: Musica Intima’s holiday concert will take place Monday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Admission: $35/$30/$10. Tickets: musicaintima.org or 604-731-6618. SILVER HARBOUR SENIORS’ CHRISTMAS LUNCH: Enjoy a traditional menu with all the trimmings plus festive entertainment and a draw for gifts Tuesday, Dec. 18, 12:30 p.m. at 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Admission: $22/$17. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com.

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ven when she was very young, Leah Schwartz wanted everyone to know what she celebrated at this time of the year. Anyone who greeted her with a “Merry Christmas” or asked her if she had written to Santa was met with a polite correction: “We celebrate Hanukkah.” Leah’s mom recalls it was especially cute when she was really young and couldn’t quite pronounce the word Hanukkah. Now 13, Leah celebrates Hanukkah each year with her family, including her 10year-old brother Jacob. The family cooks traditional meals together, but the kids admit their mom and grandma do most of the cooking. Jacob’s favourite Hanukkah treat: sufganiyot, which are similar to jelly donuts. Leah agrees they’re “Super good.” It’s not surprising that Jacob’s favourite part of Hanukkah is “Being with the family and eating food.” “And lighting the candles,” adds Leah. “Yea, I like seeing the candles,” says Jacob. When they were younger they argued about who would light the candles on the family menorah, but now they take turns. They also tell stories and play games. Sometimes their friends visit. Their family traditions are based on what their parents did growing up in Montreal, and this year, the family is planning to travel to Florida to visit

“We don’t eat it every day because it’s relatives, including their two-year-old kind of special when we only have it on cousin, and then Montreal to visit more Hanukkah,” says Jacob of the latkes. family, including their 96-year-old Jacob and Leah say they were great-grandmother. always surrounded with Leah describes traditions stories and traditions of as “Something like a Hanukkah at home and celebration, something you at Hebrew school (from do every year or maybe which Leah graduated last even every month.” year and celebrated her Bat She agrees that family Mitzvah). traditions are important, Sometimes they buy each “because as you other presents for Hanukkah, get older you but Jacob is hard-pressed to have your remember his favourite. grandchildren He does, however, remember or children, a favourite birthday present (and) you get from Leah: “A really cool to pass on a Latkes Olympic T-shirt,” and a lot of stories are a Star Wars trilogy book. and it’s fun favourite Leah also loves Star Wars for them to Hanukkah and notes with a laugh that know what dish. she was named after the you did as you character of Princess Leia. Her were growing mom quickly disagrees. up.” Leah also can’t remember the best One tradition they Hanukkah present her brother has given have shared with their her, but notes, “Whatever it is it’s always classmates over the years is learning thoughtful.” how to make latkes. Latkes are a type She then remembers how he often buys her of potato pancake usually eaten during two-bite brownies from the corner store Hanukkah. Both Jacob and Leah attended Larson elementary (Leah is now when they have to go there to pick up milk or other staples for their parents because he in her first year of high school), and their knows how much she likes brownies. parents and grandmother would visit the “That’s always a good present,” she says. elementary school to teach kids how to make latkes and play the dreidel game. ROSALIND DUANE

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Remember to enjoy the journey this Xmas REMEMBER to value the voyage. As the often frantic holiday season engulfs us once again, let’s take time to appreciate the day-by-day activities.

smile on my face — even though the trip had taken almost all day instead of only a few hours. It’s amazing what a simple change of attitude can do. Most of the year, this column focuses on managing your dollars and cents. But every year around now I like to focus on reminding people that there is more to life than money. Carpe diem — seize the day — has always been my motto. Let’s add to that, “enjoy the day.” Take time to smell the roses although at this time of year they probably come from Ecuador. Enjoy the feeling of filling up your gas tank after running on almost empty. Plan special meals with friends so you actually

Recently, I had to take three flights instead of one to get to my destination. At first, the prospect of spending so much extra time flying and at airports dismayed me. But then, since I had no alternative, I decided I would simply enjoy the voyage. I checked out a few shops and did some people watching. I smiled at the less frantic passersby and they smiled back. When I reached my destination, I actually had a

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By far the majority of Champagne quaffed during the year is consumed during the holidays, and the same goes for sparkling wine. Here in the swank surroundings of Hired Belly’s corporate HQ, while I relish the taste of Champagne as much as anyone, I’m also impressed by the remarkable range and quality delivered by sparkling wines. While there is no substitute for “Big C” Champagne, do your homework and you can find good tastes and value at every price level. ■ Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut A lovely balance of toast and fruit in this wine that’s made in Sonoma by a winery connected to the Freixenet empire. And they know a thing or two about sparkling wine. Mainly pinot noir with about eight per cent Chardonnay, on the nose you get pear and nutty notes followed by a creamy, mousse-y structured palate with some nice toast and yeasty notes with a hint of spice. It all makes for a great food wine too. BCLS $29.99, 90 points. ■ Bouillot Cremant de Bourgogne Rosé This just off-dry rosé is made from pinot noir with a splash of gamay and it’s

who identified the potential for B.C. sparkling very early on, this refreshingly clean, traditional pinot-Chardonnay sparkler sports a stream of fine bubbles with a toasty nose and mouth-filling mousse with firm applecitrus notes through the mid-palate. Still one of the “gold” standards for British Columbia (91 pts., $24-$26) ■ Cipes Brut Summerhill’s sparkler celebrates 20 years this year, a reminder that the winery started out very much as a sparkling house. Eric von Krosigk’s Riesling and Chardonnay blend (with a dash of pinot blanc) produces appealing apple and pear notes on top followed by firm, food-friendly acidity and a broad, creamy mouthfeel (BCLS $24.95, 91 pts.). Tim Pawsey covers food and

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delicious. Pretty pink in the glass, with a flash of cherries and a persistent (very festive) mousse. Think Oyama’s creamy porcini paté. BCLS $25.95, 90 pts. ■ Jaume Serra Cristalino Brut Nature The holiday workhorse, a true Cava deal, with some bread-y notes on top followed by citrus and floral notes on a medium-dry palate with good bubbles and surprising structure. Over-delivers at $12-$14, 87 pts., BCLS and Private Wine Stores. ■ Pascual Toso Brut A perennially good, reasonably priced sparkler from Argentina; 100 per cent Chardonnay, it has a touch of apple, some creaminess and a soft finish. A perfect party wine. Private wine stores, $16, 89 pts. ■ Rocky Creek Katherine’s Sparkle Here’s a fun wine from the Cowichan that’s worth a nod. Quite unique, made from gewurz and bacchus, it sports floral fruity notes on top before a more fruitdriven palate with plenty of bubbles up front and a touch of acidity. They say “popcorn or chips” and I say, “Why not?”($30, 89 pts.) Comes with a Zork closure too, which means you can keep it fresh for a couple of days if you don’t want to finish the bottle. Private stores, such as Edgemont. ■ Yellow Tail Bubbles Rosé Guess who else has decided that Zork tops make sense? This little winery in New South Wales makes wine consumed by some two million people around the world daily. This is “drinkdon’t-think rosé,” a frothy crowd pleaser that’s perfect as a festive reception wine, with persistent bubbles and a creamy, light palate (87 pts., $13.99). ■ Blue Mountain Sparkling Brut “Gold Label” From one of the pioneers

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Food and Warehouse Coordinator: Volunteer is needed to co-ordinate and manage the Harvest Project warehouse and ensure all inventory is properly received, sorted, rotated, accounted for and reported on. See the Harvest Project website for full job description harvestproject.org. Program Mentor: Junior Achievement of B.C. is currently accepting applications for program mentors for the 20122013 school year. As a program

Volunteers: North Shore Crisis Services Society seeks volunteers to receive, sort and ticket for their non-profit store and to also sort and bag items that are being passed on to other non-profit agencies. Volunteer position does not include working in actual thrift store, but preparing items for store. One-On-One Visitors: Volunteers are needed to provide seniors with companionship and consistency in their lives through regular weekly visits in their homes, by going for walks or sharing in other activities and helping them with access to the community. Child Minder Volunteers: The Parent Support Society is looking for individuals to deliver a quality child minding/play group program for children from birth to five years and older. The child minders will work within the child minding team. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

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Donation prompts renaming of West Van Spirit Room ROBERT and Lily Lee have done it again. The Lower Mainland’s most philanthropic duo’s $85,000 contribution to the West Vancouver Community Centres Society and the District of West Vancouver is the largest private donation in the history of either organization. The centre has never renamed a room before, but exceptions must be made in the face of such profound generosity: the Spirit Room will now be called the Lily Lee Spirit Room. Despite their tremendous wealth, the Lees are familiar faces at the public West Vancouver Community Centre. “Lily has been attending fitness classes for more than 30 years,” said society executive director Sue Ketler. For Lily Lee, the West Vancouver Community Centre is the heart of the community. “I have fond memories of the original community centre where I made many friends. I am so pleased to see so many people participating in all the activities,” said Lee in a

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RSVP HANDSWORTH secondary French Immersion students get ready for their theatrical production RSVP, Tuesday, Dec. 18, 7 p.m. Tickets, $5, are available at door. release. This donation gives the centre the leeway to provide additional services and equipment to community members. The West Vancouver Community Centres Society works alongside the District of West Vancouver and provides oversight in fundraising and

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THE Manitoba Legislative Building, designed and built by Frank Worthington Simon and Henry Boddington III, was completed in 1920.

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WINNIPEG: Frank Albo, a real-life Robert Langdon, is warming to his topic. “This building,” he says, “is telling a story. It’s telling a story through the language that temples spoke.” The building is the Manitoba Legislature. The language is that of symbols, one that would be decipherable by any Freemason. Or by someone who’s taken a photo John Masters keen interest in symbology, as Albo has. On his Hermetic Code Tour of the Manitoba Legislative Building, Frank Albo (with raised arm) explains the “I was looking for structure’s many hidden symbols. something to write about for 1920, these ciphers would have been readily understood, my undergraduate degree,” he says. Driving by the Robert Langdon) has taken it. Lots of public buildings have bits intended to since virtually everyone associated with its construction, legislature he noticed two sphinxes on its roof. That got him started. He talked the provincial government into put visitors in mind of something: lions in front of beginning with its architect, Frank Worthington Simon, giving him a grant to research the building. It took two court houses, for example, underline the nobility and was a Freemason. As was every Manitoba premier years. (“I figure I made about 35 cents an hour.”) But majesty of the justice dispensed within. But, contends from 1872 to 1966. (Ed Schreyer, who led the New he got a book out of it, The Hermetic Code, and created Albo, nearly everything in the Manitoba Legislature is Democrats to power, was the first who wasn’t.) Some of the symbolism is hidden. The rooftop a tour of the legislature that can run from 90 minutes to loaded with meaning. One set of architectural features two hours, depending on how excited he and his tour indicates you’re about to enter a temple, another are sphinxes, for example, are incised with the cartouche group get. Everyone from high-ranking Freemasons a manifestation of the Fibonacci sequence (which also of Tuthmosis III, the pharaoh thought to have created to Queen Elizabeth’s ladies in waiting to fans of Dan plays a role in The Da Vinci Code). See Winnipeg page 38 When the legislature was built, between 1913 and Brown’s The Da Vinci Code (whose hero is symbologist

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From page 37 the first secret societies. You can only see the cartouche if you climb on the roof. Most, though, is in plain view. The legislature’s crowning glory, the Golden Boy, is Hermes, the Greek god of commerce, transportation, communication and crossroads — all the things that were to be central to Winnipeg’s future back in the 1900s, when it was believed that the city would become the Chicago of the north, home to 4.5 million people. (Metropolitan Winnipeg’s current population is 675,000; Manitoba’s is 1.1 million.) Perhaps anticipating events, the sculptors of Golden Boy created him “not that well endowed,” says Albo. For the Freemasons it was built for, the legislature was meant to constantly remind them of the noble aims of their society and the lofty goals of the province. “A temple to morality,” Albo calls it. “A building that you walk through and it makes you wiser or more sagacious.” At least it does if you can speak its language, or have the right interpreter. If you go: For more information on the Hermetic Code Tour visit the Heartland International Travel & Tours website at heartlandtravel.ca. For information on Winnipeg visit the Tourism Winnipeg website at tourismwinnipeg.com.

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TROY, N.Y.: Pretty nearly everyone can describe Uncle Sam, the symbolic face of the United States. He has a top hat, a goatee, red-and-white striped pants and a blue jacket (colours borrowed from Old Glory, the U.S. national flag), right?

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Wrong. “Uncle Sam was in fact clean-shaven and he dressed in traditional clothes,” says Kathryn Sheehan, county historian for the area that includes Troy. Yes, there was a real Uncle Sam. His name was Sam Wilson and he lived in Troy, 13 kilometres northeast of Albany, the New York state capital. Even the U.S. Congress agrees that he was real. It passed a resolution in 1961 saluting “Uncle Sam Wilson of Troy . . . as the progenitor of America’s national symbol.” A copy of the famous Uncle Sam poster in Troy’s city hall is a reminder of how the image got a massive boost in 1917 when America entered the First World War. Millions of these posters — created by artist James Montgomery Flagg — appeared on billboards and at recruiting stations across America, showing Uncle Sam pointing his finger at the viewer, with the words “I want YOU for the U.S. Army” in bold type beneath. Today, Uncle Sam pops up everywhere in Troy. There’s the Uncle Sam bus stop, the Uncle Sam parking garage, Uncle Sam plaques and a statue downtown. The city logo mentions him and his image appears on all city materials, from police cars to recycling bins. The mayor’s office is full of Uncle Sam doodads, including miniatures of the icon and the door from Sam Wilson’s residence (now demolished). A permanent exhibition, Uncle Sam: the Man in Life and Legend, opened in the Rensselaer County Historical Society building at 57 Second Street on Veterans Day, November 11, 2009. And then there’s Sam’s final resting place. As we approach Oakwood Cemetery, historian Sheehan says, “You will be surprised at his grave. People expect some sort of huge monument.” In fact, there are two simple horizontal gravestones (Sam’s and his wife’s), and a metre-high slab with a bronze plaque erected in 1931. Sheehan fills in the story. “Sam was quite an entrepreneur,” she says. “He and his brothers were brickmakers. Then, when the War of 1812 came along, they went into the meatpacking business as well. Sam supplied meat to the army, with the letters ‘U.S.’ stamped on the barrels to distinguish them from meat supplied to the locals. “He was known all over town as Uncle Sam, and the story goes that soldiers joked that the stamp on the barrels meant ‘Uncle Sam’ rather than ‘United States’.” And Mitchell Smyth/Meridian Writers’ Group so the idea spread that Uncle AMERICA’S iconic Uncle Sam meant the government. Sam was based on a real Not much connection was person, Sam Wilson of made between the man and Troy, N.Y., but this isn’t the symbol during Wilson’s the way he dressed. lifetime, but when he died The manikin is part of in 1854 the obituaries Troy’s celebration of resurrected the story. It was Wilson, which includes picked up by the wire services a permanent exhibition and transmitted all over the in the local historical country. Cartoonists latched society building. on to it and Wilson emerged as the white-bearded, red, white and blue–clad symbol of America. Says Sheehan: “Sam never knew he was going to become such an iconic figure.” If you go: For more information visit the City of Troy website at troyvisitorcenter.org and the Rensselaer County Historical Society website at rchsonline.org.

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Do canines have the ability to tell time? Dogs anticipate future events based on past

I was up a good two hours before sunrise tending to 12 horses before I went into work at my pilates studio today.

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When I got home I took the dogs for a one-hour hike then back to the barn for night chores. Once back in the house I answered a few dog training emails and when I finally dragged my weary bones into bed it was near 10:30 p.m. Piper was on my side of the bed, keeping it warm for me and Zumi was on her bed situated at the bedroom door where she likes it, always on guard. Shutting off the light was like shutting out the world as I closed my eyes waiting for the groggy feeling of sleep to take over when all of a sudden Piper bolted from the bedroom and ran downstairs. This, of course, sends a lighting bolt of anxiety through one’s body, instantly waking them into an upright sitting position as to better audibly assess the situation as one half expects to hear either a) the sound of an impending vomit, or b) the frenetic pawing at the door demanding to go out immediately due to a sudden bout of explosive diarrhea. Instead I hear Piper trot back into the darkness of the bedroom, plunk himself down on his bed and begin to eat a bone. Now here I sit, wide

awake writing my column at 12:30 a.m. while Piper enjoys a midnight snack. Dogs have no concept of time. Or do they? I have often pondered that because dogs, who are creatures of the present, should not, in theory, have any association with time. The concept of the past, present or future has no meaning to them. Yet I see them, throughout the day, displaying behaviours that seem to say that they are fully aware of the time of day. For example, some days I take the dogs out for a morning hike and when we get home I feed them an earlier meal. Yet when their usual mealtime comes around at 3 p.m., Piper begins the big stare. He sits down in front of wherever I am and stares at me. His belly may still be full from the earlier meal but when 3 p.m. arrives, he is expecting dinner again. Does this mean that he and all dogs are able to tell the time like humans do? Well, sort of. As humans, we have two important abilities that help us to understand time. Firstly,

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we are able to remember a sequence of events and secondly, we are able to anticipate future needs or events. In trying to understand how a dog conceives time, humans must lay reference to their own concept of time. Humans have a unique time measuring tool called episodic memory that we use to travel through time, which means we have the ability to tell time by recalling past events and looking forward to future ones. Studies show that animals may have these same abilities but to a lesser extent. To a degree, dogs are also capable of remembering sequences of events since dogs are capable of being trained to anticipate future events based on past events. The big difference between the humans and dogs in relation to telling time is that humans can determine when an event happened by linking it to other events. For example, we remember our vacation as well as the hotel we stayed at, food we enjoyed, the warmth of the sun, etc. Dogs, on the other hand, can only distinguish how much time has passed since an event has occurred such as the time that has lapsed since their last meal. So Fido doesn’t need a wrist watch, but thanks to Piper, I might need another alarm clock! Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for over 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her at k9kinship.com.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Canada calls on WV buddies Reinhart and Rielly reunite for World Juniors

Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

WEST Vancouver buddies Morgan Rielly and Griffin Reinhart will get to live out the dream of every young Canadian hockey player over the next three weeks as members of Team Canada for the 2013 IIHF World Junior Championship in Ufa, Russia.

THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK BASKETBALL Sr. boys AAA SENTINEL @ ARGYLE Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. BASKETBALL Sr. boys AA STA @ ROCKRIDGE Dec. 18, 7:30 p.m. BASKETBALL Sr. girls Div. 1 CARSON GRAHAM @ SUTHERLAND Dec. 20, 7:30 p.m.

The two defencemen have played a lot of hockey together since they first met as four-yearphoto Bruce Stotesbury, Times Colonist olds in Hollyburn Country Club’s Cookie Monsters MORGAN Rielly makes a move and fires just wide while playing for team WHL against Russia in a Subway program, so it’s fitting the pair Super Series game played last month in Victoria. Rielly was named to Canada’s world junior team Thursday. will reunite once more on the biggest stage there is in this NHL lockout season. “Whatta dream come true . . . lost for words” Rielly tweeted after Hockey Canada announced the 23-man roster for the annual under-20 tournament that enthralls fans across the country every year during the holiday season. Rielly, a member of the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors who was selected fifth overall by the Toronto Maple Leafs in the 2012 NHL draft, compared that thrilling moment to the honour of being named to Team Canada. “This is right up there with the draft,” Rielly told TSN, Canada’s host broadcaster for the tournament. “This is unbelievable.” Reinhart, chosen fourth overall in the same draft, one spot ahead of his old friend, also tweeted out his thoughts after getting the Team Canada call. “Feels awesome to be named to (Hockey Canada’s) world jr team. Thanks for all the congrats. Much appreciated folks,” he wrote. The juniors were slated to finish up their training camp in Calgary on Friday and then fly to Finland for a pre-competition camp on Saturday. Thirty-six players attended the five-day selection camp in Calgary. This team was even harder to make than in most years because the NHL lockout freed up a number of players who may have been plying their trade in the pros at this time of year. That list includes Ryan Nugent-Hopkins, the Burnaby native photo oilkings.ca who suited up for the North Shore/Burnaby-based Vancouver GRIFFIN Reinhart (left) gets physical in a recent game with the WHL’s Edmonton See Tourney page 41 Oil Kings. Reinhart will join West Van buddy Morgan Rielly on Team Canada.

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Tourney begins Boxing Day From page 40

North West Giants of the B.C. Major Midget League in 2008-09. Last year Nugent-Hopkins scored 52 points in 62 games as a rookie with the Edmonton Oilers. On Friday he was named the captain of the world junior team. It appears as if Rielly and Reinhart will have different roles for the Canadian team when the tournament kicks off on Boxing Day. Rielly has emerged as one of the team’s elite players, sitting out two scrimmages this week with the rest of the “locks” prior to the final cut. The dynamic skater generates a lot of offense from his blueline spot — he’s scored 28 points in 33 games with the Warriors this season — and it appears as if he’ll be leaned on heavily as one of the team’s top-four defencemen. Reinhart, meanwhile, does not show the same offensive flair — he’s picked up 14 points

in 31 games with the WHL’s Edmonton Oil Kings — but at six-foot-four and 202 pounds he’s a towering presence and has been used as a penalty killer and defensive stopper in previous stints with Hockey Canada age-group teams. TSN team watchers say he will likely start the tournament on the third defensive pair. The Canadians will be in a tough group that includes Russia, the United States, Germany and Slovakia. They’ll open the tournament with a Boxing Day matchup against Germany starting at 1:30 a.m. PST. The tournament semifinals are scheduled for Jan. 3 with the final slated for Saturday, Jan. 5 beginning at 5 a.m. PST. North Vancouver’s Colton Sissons, team Captain for the WHL’s Kelowna Rockets, was also invited to the Team Canada selection camp but could not attend due to an upperbody injury.

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BRENDAN Griffiths of the Colts picks up some yards in the North Shore Football League’s peewee division championship game held last month at Confederation Field. The Colts topped the 49ers 17-16 in a one-point thriller to take the title.

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Memorial Gifts

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In Memoriam

NORTH SHORE HOSPICE SOCIETY Your gift in memory or honour of a loved one will support palliative care programs and patients on the North Shore. To donate on-line go to www.northshorehospice.ca Or mail cheques to: PO Box 54019 1562 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver, V7M 3L5

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Funeral Services

In loving memory of Johnny Fulton Dec 10 1963 - July 31st 2007 Our beloved son, brother, uncle & friend. Johnny we miss you so very much-you’re in our thoughts every day, in our hearts forever. With all our love until we meet again, your family. Love is Eternal

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REMEMBER Not everyone feels like celebrating at Christmas time; no one understands this more than we do. That’s why we have a gathering every year to remember those we’ve lost. We don’t expect you to feel like celebrating, but you might just feel better. Come join us; you’ll be among friends.

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3 Ways to Help Your Community Donate - Shop - Volunteer LGH Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver (604) 987-5938

DONATIONS NEEDED We need your support! Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver All proceeds go to the Lions Gate Hospital.

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OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver

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OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th, North Vancouver Call: (604) 987-5938

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KIFF HOLLAND original 8.5x12.5, $995. John Horton 12x16 oil, ‘Fishing Boats at Sunset’ $1295. Luke Raffin ‘Wood Duck Egg Tempera/Gouache’ framed approx 32x36, price upon request. 604-908-3825 LADIES SWISS 18K watch/ braclet, art deco, appraised $6000 sell $2450. 604-908-3825

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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

FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948 OCEAN VIEW, Burnaby Lot 763, in the Laburnam section, asking $12,000. Harold 604-279-8026

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4 SNOW tires used less than 3000 km, fit Civic, 185/65R14, $350. 604-926-1830 collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine $125, chairs $10-$20, mens/wom wear $5-$100 604-985-1968

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KOLKER, William "Bill" Jun 22, 1948 - Nov 29, 2012 William "Bill" Kolker, formerly of New York City, passed away peacefully after a short illness at the age of 64 on November 29th, 2012 in Vancouver surrounded by his loving family and friends. Bill is survived by his wife Suzan Gauthier Kolker, his two daughters Dr. Sabrina Kolker and Magalie Kolker, his parents Dr. and Mrs. Joseph Kolker, his two sisters Susan Kolker Finkel and Jeanne Kolker Stern, and many other caring relatives. Bill was a loving husband, father, brother, son and a special friend to many. He had an endless sense of generosity and zest for life. Bill was a dedicated family man, successful businessman, outstanding athlete and a gifted musician. Bill inspired the people he met to go after their dreams en route to reaching their highest potential. He loved his family dearly and he will be forever missed. In lieu of flowers, please send donations in Bill Kolker’s honor to the Klimo Cancer Clinic at Lions Gate Hospital.

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NOTICE TO DISPOSE OF Abandoned Possessions Notice is hereby given to Jim Marquette, tenant at 341 E 24th Street, North Van, that your possessions will be disposed of after 30 days of this notice being posted unless you pay rent owed and expenses, file a dispute resolution or application to the Supreme Court to establish right to the possessions. Contact landlord Paulette Lacroix 604-729-8701 (email: placroix@placroix.ca) before January 18, 2013.

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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

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Beautiful fabrics, reasonable prices Come shop with us! www.quiltstashsquared.com

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Community Christmas Day Meal Tuesday, Dec. 25th 1:00pm

All welcome with reservation, call 604-980-6071 Highlands United Church 3255 Edgemont Blvd. North Vancouver www.highlandsunited.org 604-980-6071

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NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399

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Early Public Input Opportunity – Re-Zoning Application Proposed North Shore Development RE: 316 E 11th Street, North Vancouver Golden Gate Development invites interested members of the public to attend the Development Information Open House with the Applicant for early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments. In regards to changing zoning from single family home RS-1 to a duplex RT-1.

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HOLMAN FARMING GROUP Division of Rod Holman Trucking Ltd, Luseland, SaskatchewanHIRING Full-Time Permanent Farm Equipment Operators/1A Drivers - (NOC 8341/7411) Operation, Maintenance, Repair of all farm machinery & trucking grain and inputs. $18-25 hour Email resume: dan@holmanfarminggroup.com

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Family Services of the North Shore is currently recruiting for a Manager for our i hope family centre and also for a Director for our clinical programs. For full details on these two positions, please visit our website at www.familyservices.bc.ca.

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Bach from 845 1 Bdrm from $1120 2 Bdrm from $1630 $

City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

2 BR, $1215, Now or Jan 1, SW Corner, new carpet & lino, nr Hospital & Safeway, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BDRM, 1 bath, at The Pier, S. Esplanade, h/w floor, carpet, incl heat, a/c, inste w/d, nr seabus, n/s, no pets, Avail Jan 1. 1 year lease. $1295/mo, 604-971-3969 or 604-441-3969 1 Br, $920, Avail Now Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. hardwood, gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-700-7572

1 BR glvl, large, hw flrs, bright av Dec15, $950/mo incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 1 BR, Jan 1st, $915/mo, near Seabus, high ceiling, hwood, quiet bldg, N/P, 604-983-9493 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Jan 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384

2 BDRM / 1 BATH 2066 William Ave, North Van. Separate entrance. Utilities, cable, phone, internet included. No smoking. No Pets. $1,250/ month. 778-960-2440. Email: mb@abcaresources.ca 2BR $1050, Avail Dec 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 bdrm $1550, hw flrs, incls heat, h/water, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. np, refs, Jan 31, 778-320-1554 3 BR Central Lonsdale, balc, $1500 incls heat, hotwater, 1.5 baths, 1 prkg, inste storage, Jan 1, quiet bldg. 604-988-4030

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 2nd flr, inside crnr, N face, aprox 750sf, Jan1, $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745 CARLETON AT THE CLUB 1 BR, 800 sf, park view, u/g prkg, storage locker, insuite w/d, new carpet & paint, ns np, age 55+, great amens. $1200. 604-836-4934 or 604-929-4934

FURNISHED Penthse, with view, luxurious upscale Raven Woods complex, avail for aprox 6/mo, Jan 1, spac 2 BR, 2ba, design decor, hi ceiling, exotic h/w flrs, SS appls, gas f/p, patio, gym, clubhse, 2prkg, small dog ok, ns, $2900 incl utils, 604-808-9300

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1195 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

LYNN VALLEY 3 BR, 1.5 bath, h/w flrs, carpet, cat/sm dog ok, now $1375, 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now 3 BR, avail Jan 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & Jan 1) 1 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1) 2 BR (Avail Jan 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, avail Jan 1, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1325 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406 Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Jan. 1, Lynn Valley, large $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

WOODCROFT, 1 bdrm Apt, 17th flr, Lillooett Bldg, n/s, refs, $950, avail Feb 1, call 604-985-4636 ★ WOODCROFT: 2 BR ★ MOUNTAIN TERRACE: 3 BR 1 year lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR / 1 BA DUNDARAVE Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave Village. Laundry downstairs. No pets. Available immediately. $1200/mth. Call 604-922-0181 or email info@pr-insurance.ca for more info.

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA

2 BR suites available Jan 1st. Starting at $2180. 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.

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ BACHELOR $850 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com PETS CONSIDERED, top flr, S. W. facing, high end, 2 br, 720 sq ft, Lower Lonsdale, 2 bath, f/p, laminate flooring, granite countertops, SS appls, $1700. Avail Jan 1st. Call Melvin 604-729-5809

Apartments & Condos

6505

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER Studio - $1250 1 BR - $1550 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.

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included

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

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Studio, Jan 1st, $935. 2 Bdrm $1490, Jan 15th. Ocean Views, N/S, No Pets, Util. not incl. For appt. 604-926-3741

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

WATERFRONT LUXURY 2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384

2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS

1 BR (Avail Jan 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Jan 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

The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627

6522

Furnished Accommodation

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM 1.5 bath, $1995 + util, ns, sm. pet ok. Lynn Valley 604-728-1782 4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Jan. 1, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394

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, Spacious Top Flr, Needs Updating, Convenient Area..$888/M Call 604-RTO-HOME/604-786-4663 www.ReadySetOwn.ca

6565

Office/Retail Rent

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR glvl ste, West Van, near Park Royal, ns, small pet ok, avail Jan 1st, $1300 incls utils, inste wd, 778-840-1113

2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, very quiet & private, wd, dw, no pets, ns, nr ammens, avail Jan1, $1600 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777 2 BR bsmt, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1295 incl utils 778-848-2747

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

2 BR, NEW, Lrg jacuzzi, 2 ba, sun rm, own yard/entry, patio, w/d, storage. 6 appls, granite island, heat under marble/tile flr, cntral vacuum, secure windows, fp, ns np $1850 furn? 604-916-0760

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

JAN 1ST, SHORT TERM Rooms/Suites/ Apartments ★ Daily, Weekly, Monthly ★ grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections love relationship (even worse, a secret or collusive link) with your ambitions/career. By Monday night through Wednesday your actions and reputation will be scrutinized by higher-ups: if you pass, success follows. Be cautious to Tuesday noon, then pursue your goals. You could meet a new love Wednesday. Thursday/Friday bring light romance, social joy and new hopes. Cancer June 21-July 22: This is your last week of drudgery. Tackle all chores, get them out of the way, because several new opportunities and friendship prospects will arise Friday into late January. You’ll want your energy and time to be free for these. Sunday/Monday feature investments, debt, large finances, sexual urges, subconscious desires, health diagnosis and lifestyle decisions. Midweek emphasizes far travel, wisdom, learning, gentle love. It also brings splendid career/work luck and inspiration (Wednesday). More emphasis on your career, community status, Thursday/Friday. Saturday, happiness! Leo July 23-Aug. 22: This is your last week of “heavy romance” or deep creativity, so don’t waste it. (By “heavy,” I mean deep or significant.) Sunday/Monday bring partnership prospects, exciting meetings, new horizons, opportunities – and potential opposition, even enmity. You might be deceiving yourself about the chances of sex with someone very attractive. Be aware, astute. Midweek emphasizes sex, intimacy, large finances, changes and commitment. True love’s possible – you might even agree to wed. Wisdom, a mellow mood, culture,

Suites/Partial Houses

GRAND BLVD 3 Bdrm glvl ste, carpets, share w/d, near school, ns, np. $850 + util. 604-984-0684.

6605

Townhouses Rent

3 BR townhouse, 2931 Cap Rd @ Paisley, 2.5 bath, Handsworth catchment, insuite w/d, large balcony, 2 prkg, $2200, avail immed. Brent Francis 604-727-4084

2 BDRM / 2 BATH 5 min walk to Ambleside Beach & shops. Air cond, F/P, W/D, DW, alarm. High end, N/P, N/S, free cable and Wi-Fi. $1,800 / mo. Jan or Feb 1. Call 604-353-1908.

3 BDRM / 1 BATH. DEEP COVE Fireplace, private backyard. $1,650 mo. Call: 604 929 5875. 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ rituals, far travel, learning – and love – flow Thursday/Friday. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: It’s the last week of emphasis on your home, on security, real estate, kids/parents, retirement, etc. Though this zone begins to fade now in terms of big projects, demands and burdens, it now begins to bless you with sweet results and affection, especially Wednesday. However, don’t try to force “home delights” on a partner or prospective mate Sunday. (This day and Monday are for chores: eat and dress sensibly.) Midweek brings exciting meetings, new opportunities. Thursday to Saturday feature sexual urges, financial luck. Friday begins a month of romance, risk and pleasure. Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The fast pace of paperwork, travel, errands and calls continues – until Friday, when a month of deeper, domestic concerns will begin. Sunday/Monday are romantic – take a risk, collect your reward. Applies in love, and money too. But beware misunderstanding the import of a remark or message about work or health-related drugs. DON’T buy machinery. Midweek brings many chores (tackle them) – and a possible heartthumping development in love. You might meet a new mate, or “rediscover” one. Thursday/Friday emphasize co-operation, opportunities, barriers and enmity – pick the positive. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Continue to chase money or collect possessions. Friday begins a month that won’t contain the same

6605

Townhouses Rent

TOWNHOUSE, 16TH North Van 3 bdrm / 2.5 ba. New renovation, full furniture. $2,300 mo. Avail immediately. 604-700-4246.

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

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE? Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397

2 BDRM bsmt ste, Cedardale area, priv. setting, pets ok, inste w/d, Now, $1200. 604-626-6501

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com

6602

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003

2 BR, Dundarave, W Van in new home, nr Seawall, shops, ss appls, own w/d, gas fp, alarm, ns np, unfurnished $1800 incl utils or furnished $2200. 604-551-0039

BAYVIEW APTS

Aries March 21 - April 19: This week starts with hope – perhaps too much hope, as your logic weakens in the face of fond feelings or fond fantasies. Still, enjoy the friendship, popularity and happiness Sunday/Monday. By Monday eve, retreat to plan, contemplate and rest. You might experience a philosophical difference with someone, or a snag in dealing with government or institutions Tuesday, but Wednesday holds a sparkling love attraction, or a smooth breakthrough in legal, educational or travel zones. Your energy and charisma come roaring back Thursday into Saturday morning – start something ambitious. Taurus April 20-May 20: Focus on career, business, your ambitions and prestige relationships Sunday/Monday.Though this is a quiet, deep month, involving big decisions in lifestyle, finances and intimacy, lighter notes come midweek, as entertainment, popularity, friends and optimism buoy your spirits. Thursday through Saturday morning, though, seek solitude and quiet; rest, contemplate and plan. This interval might bring a new, lucky idea involving your career, government or head office (or some authority) and the fruits of research, detective work. An investment or financial manoeuvre might be involved. Gemini May 21-June 20: This is your last week of exciting meetings, new opportunities and new horizons (perhaps relocation).Take advantage – make contacts, travel, call, make your bid. You feel wise and loving Sunday/Monday – but don’t blend a

6540

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993 1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249 1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654 1988 LeBaron convert, deluxe loaded, lady driven, 186,000 km aircared $1500. 604-790-0993

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

December 16 - 22, 2012

solidity of reward – so go all out before that day. Sunday/Monday feature home, security, foundations. Don’t let a love of money (or possessiveness) interfere with a slowly blossoming romance or creative project. Midweek emphasizes romance, adventure, risk, self-expression, love, teaching, beauty, pleasure and creativity – but it also offers “sweet luck” (Wednesday) in work/money. (In some cases, sudden love.) Tackle chores Thursday/Friday. Saturday brings money opportunity. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness remain high. Remain focused on big, important projects, people, relationships. Let the small, the details, paperwork, etc., wait until February – but tackle the most pressing of these Sunday/Monday. In past weeks you’ve attracted attention (don’t blame me if you’ve hidden from it). Now to Jan. 7 you radiate a subtle charm that can turn friends into lovers, competitors into friends. Remember, until June/12 you have to be the chaser in love and money (if you want luck). Home, midweek. Romance, creativity Thursday/ Friday – risk it! Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Stay quiet, restful, contemplative until Friday – then one of the best months of your year begins. Until then,plan near-future actions/projects. Chase money Sunday/Monday. A sensual attraction might lure you, but deception or illusion can make you uncertain of your footing, or bring an element of gossip or “sneaking around.” Midweek brings errands, casual friends, paperwork (and

newspapers) – drive carefully, as you’re a bit weary. Head home Thursday/Friday – Thursday for rest, Friday for getting ready to launch. Saturday your energy rises: chase romance or grab an opportunity. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Enjoy your social life while you can – Friday brings a month of quietude, rest and recuperation, thinking and planning. But until then, the social delights continue! Your energy and charisma draw others Sunday/Monday: start things. But shop only carefully: (mild) deception invades money matters. Midweek, chase money, pursue new clients, etc. Buy electrical, auto or computer items afternoon Tuesday to 2 p.m. (PST) Wednesday. Siblings, casual friends, trips, calls, visits, news, errands and paperwork fill Thursday/Friday. Friendship might turn to romance. Home, rest, Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Remain ambitious. Put your best self forward for bosses,parents,otherVIPs – they will favour you now to early January. Be restful, quiet, contemplate and plan, Sunday/Monday. A parent or child might do you a favour – or argue. Your energy and magnetism rise nicely midweek – be bold, see and be seen, ask favours, start projects and relationships (before 2:30 p.m. Wednesday). Your money luck rises briefly Thursday/Friday. Avoid engine/electronic/computer purchases Thursday afternoon. Friday begins a month of social delights, flirtations, wish fulfillment and optimism! timstephens@shaw.ca • Reading: 604-886-4808

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9125

Domestic

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353

9125

Domestic

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

To advertise call

604-630-3300

@

place ads online @ NSNews.com

2007 Saturn Aura XE 88,000 km, auto, V6, exc. cond. reliable. $8,445. 604-617-7320.

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

REAL ESTATE Real Estate Services

6005

For Sale by Owner

6015

CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248

6007

FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-06

6008-22

North Vancouver

2 BR CONCRETE. View. Rentals & Pet OK. Nr seabus. $365,000. HIRA, Sutton. 604-318-9474

6015

For Sale by Owner

Houses - Sale Tsawwas.

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

6020-38

6025 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

Chilliwack

HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

Vancouver East Side

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

6020-10

6020-22

Duplexes/ Invest. Prop.

6030

Lots & Acreage

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

Out Of Town Property

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

New Westminster

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515 alanweeks@comcast.net

6052 PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

Out Of Town Property

North Delta

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

Real Estate Investment

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

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

6065

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

604-630-3300

6050

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043

6020-24

To advertise in the Classifieds call

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

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

6050 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

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

Industrial/ Commercial

3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, new paint, nr seaBus, $1690 Chad 604-328-5545 1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

Luxury Cars

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

■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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

6020

6020-36

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

9129

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

9129

Luxury Cars

9129

Luxury Cars

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $3150. Call 604-781-2342

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516 1995 PONTIAC Gran Prix 2 dr, V6 auto, 140K kms, aircared, new tires/brakes $1800 604-924-1511

Sunday, December 16, 2012 - North Shore News - A45

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

Recreation Property

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

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email: juliekemble@hotmail.com

9130

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Automotive 2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

6065

Recreation Property

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

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6065

Recreation Property

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756

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SANTA’S SAVINGS

AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

9145 08 FORD RANGER SPORT

05 GMC JIMMY

STK 950700 WAS $16,900

STK 213071 WAS $8,900

4X4 Loaded, only 111,000kms.

Auto, a/c, V6.

NOW $12,998

NOW $7,483

11 BMW 328i xDRIVE

STK 872781 WAS $48,800

STK 951310 WAS $38,900

Leather, nav, auto

Nav, sunroof, every option.

NOW $41,902

NOW $35,900

No Wheels, No Problem

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: jthomson0621@gmail.com

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

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

09 CHEV EXT CAB

9 pass, 4x4, loaded.

4x4, Duramax diesel, rare long box, only 51,000kms. STK 951330.

STK951110 WAS $48,900

NOW $43,890

WAS $39,900

NOW $36,900

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

11 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2

STK 951410 WAS $46,900

WAS $38,900

Nav, DVD, 4x4, loaded.

NOW $42,900

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks 1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573

AWD, loaded Stk 9949910

NOW $32,900

12 GMC ACADIA AWD

11 BUICK REGAL CXL

STK 950850 WAS $35,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

NOW $30,742

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

WAS $14,900

WAS $18,995

NOW $11,990

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

NOW $16,800

10 CHEV IMPALA LT

08 CHEV MALIBU LT

WAS $16,900

WAS $15,900

V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.

Sunroof, loaded.

NOW $12,998

Sports & Imports

Sports & Imports

9160

Central Auto

North Shores Best

The Snow is Coming 4 FREE Snow Tires with the Purchase of 1 of These Vehicles

2009 Mercedes Benz C230 4Matic, only 51,000kms, premium & sport pkg’s, glass roof, balance of factory warranty, $27,850 immaculate. 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic, auto, only 74,000kms, local, MB serviced, nav, glass roof, alloys, Capri blue/cashmere beige leather, immaculate. $24,850 $22,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML350 4 Matic, 102,000 original kms, auto, glass roof, heated seats, alloys, new tires, well serviced, dark blue/black, immaculate. $17,850 $16,850 For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714 or visit:

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 117,000 km auto, V6, powerful, reliable. $11,995. 604-617-7320.

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

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

9173

Vans

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM 2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166 Alloys, loaded, only 46,000kms. STK 951150

9160

Financing & Leasing Available

NOW $26,480

10 CHEV COBALT LT

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

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

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 lancebright@hotmail.com

Leather, sunroof, loaded

8 pass, loaded.

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

E

9155 11 CHEV TAHOE LT HYBRID

Sports & Imports

9160

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, 4dr, loaded, 150K, exc cond, good tires, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912

THE SCRAPPER 12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT

Sports & Imports

9160

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL MIKE: 604-872-0109

11 CHEV AVALANCHE LTZ

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

9155

Scrap Car Removal

2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $12,500 obo. Call 604-921-4701

Search. Research. Compare.

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

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

YOUR BEST BC PRICE ON 23 MANUFACTURERS’ BRANDS with factory warranty

Financin As Low Asg 4.99% ON APPROVED

2003 BMW X5 3.0 AWD, 93,000 original kms, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $17,850 $16,850 2004 BMW X3,(only 41,000 original kms), AWD, panorama roof, alloys, auto, leatherette, $14,850 local, exceptional . 2002 Acura MDX AWD, only 99,000kms, glass roof, leather, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $13,850 $12,850

843 West 1st St. N.Van

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

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 2008 DODGE GRAND Caravan, 54K, like new, Michelan tires, $13,900. 604-922-7367

CREDIT

9515

NOW $12,851

Boats

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

08 PONTIAC MONTANA

12 FORD FUSION SEL

Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670

V6, auto, loaded WAS $13,995

WAS $23,900

NOW $9,688

2011-2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2011-2012 Nissan Maxima 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go, Leather, sunroof, C7446 2500 & 3500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 35,000kms, 7118 $24,999 From $25,999 From $17,999

2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS Auto, well equipped

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

From $15,499

NOW $19,900 2011 Suzuki SX4

11 BUICK LACROSSE CXL

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

WAS $34,900

WAS $68,900

AWD, loaded. Stk CD12471

Nav, rear DVD, mint. Stk 951380

NOW $31,788

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

From $11,999

2012 Subaru Forester

2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan

$26,499

from $14,999

From $11,999

Pwr group, sunroof, alloys, only 11,500kms, T5138

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

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

NOW $64,800 2008 Mazda Speed 3. Mint (stock), 43,000km, 6 spd, Turbo 2.3L. $18,000. 604-715-4835.

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections

NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL

Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

2010 Mitsubishi RVR

2010-2011 Ford Escape AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

From $30,499

$20,499

From $22,999

From $12,499

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon

2011 Ford Flex SEL & LTD

2011 Mazda 2

AWD, nav, loaded

2012 Nissan Altima 2.5

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

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD, 23,600km, C8234

$16,999

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

From $11,999

Pwr group, sunroof, V6, excellent condition, C7509A

$7,999

2008 - 2010 GM & Ford 3/4 Ton Cargo Vans From $15,999

Leather, sunroof, C5198

From $26,499

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks

CASH FOR LATE MODEL MERCEDES, low miles, no accidents, No Dealers. 604-926-2785

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

From $11,999

2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Sunroof, mags

From $22,999

2011-2012 Jeep Wrangler

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

From $24,999

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

OAC

Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.

711B West 14th Street, North Vancouver

604-924-1080

Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

1.49% Ask us for details

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles. Vehicles not exactly as shown.

1-877-212-0735 www.carternorthshore.ca

Leather, sunroof

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

Rates From As Low As

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Northshore

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

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

ON THE SPOT FINANCING

View More Fleet at www.nationalcarsales.ca

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Sunday, December 16, 2012 - North Shore News - A47

AUTOMOTIVE 9522

RV’s/Trailers

9522

Call ThE Experts

RV’s/Trailers

RENOVATIONS & CUSTOM HOMES

RENOVATIONS Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■ ccirenos.com

Renovations & Custom Homes www.rjrrenovator.com www.rjrconstruction.ca

TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

604.987.5438

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

604.980.8384 1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

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

HOME SERVICES 8125

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

Gutters

8160

Lawn & Garden

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack 2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 rgprojectmanager@yahoo.com

nsnews.com

Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

HOME SERVICES 8015

Appliance Repairs

8075

Drywall

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8020

Blinds & Draperies

2' Faux Wood Blinds 40-50% Off Vertical & Roller Blinds Call for Free Est 778-865-1562

8030

Carpentry

WOOD WORK REPAIRS

& Finishing Carpentry • Fix furniture & cabinetry • Shelving, baseboards, mouldings • Upholstery and more

604-506-3839 FINISH CARPENTRY Renovatons Call Roger 604-817-7672

8055

Cleaning

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

Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.

604-980-6100 www.merrymaids.ca

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546

8073

Drainage

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Red Seal Plumbing, Backed Up Drains, Sewer Mains, Water Mains, Burst Pipes, Camera Inspection, 604-618-4988

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

www.citywidegutters.com A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Power washing • Window cleaning • WCB insured • Free estimates

604-984-4147

• Repairs • Renovations • New construction • Textured ceilings Prompt service. Free estimates.

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

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

604-876-4604 NORTH SHORE GUTTERS

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

★ Sales & installation of 5’’ continuous gutter ★ Minor repairs ★ Cleaning

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

8080

Electrical

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

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

8100

Fireplaces

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

Masonry

MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117 ww.tastonewall.com

8180

Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

8185

Moving & Storage

STORAGE price WARS

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

8130

Handyperson

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232

8087

8175

604-988-5294

ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, small job ok. Free ests Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

established 1963

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

ALL TYPES of renos lge & small. Kitchens, baths, additions, subcontracting, etc. 778-320-2236

Richard Wood

Cell 604-671-0084 Email: rkmillwood@gmail.com

Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.

Call Michael – 604 619-1126 magrios@shaw.ca

-

GENERAL HELP

Labour / Odd jobs Home & Garden Indoor / Outdoor Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

A-1 JOB by Arms & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, floors, drywall, paint Mark 604-761-7745

ALL ASPECTS Home Improvement and Renos. Int/ Ext/ Yard. Big or small one call does it all. 604-929-8177

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating

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

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

8195

1580 Bay St. Bottom of Mtn Hwy Use our truck for free!

1 to 3 Men

H 604-986-3986 C 604-537-9452

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. 604-521-1567

SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

8220

Plumbing

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS

★ 24 / 7 ★ ❑ Senior’s Discount ❑ Military Discount ❑ Same Day Hot Water Tank ❑ No Job Too Small ❑ Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca

604-908-1469

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

RED SEAL •Backed Up Drains •Sewer Mains •Water Mains •Burst Pipes •Camera Inspection 24 hr. Emergency Services

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

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

DELBROOK

FREE ESTIMATES

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

604-537-4140

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

www.affordablemoversbc.com

MOVING & STORAGE

1175 W.15 St. North Van

Garbage Removal • Deliveries

MOVING

Licensed & Insured

Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863 RELIABLE RENOS, alterations, baths, kitchens. 25 yrs North North. Refs. Kris 604-346-6410

8250

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075.

LARTER PLUMBING.COM Fireplace, Furnance, Boilers, Hotwater Tank, 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403

PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

NORTH VAN MOVER Local & long distance. 778-340-6678 www.northvanmover.com

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

Thinking of Renovating? Be sure to check the classifieds It’s full of local listings that can save you money

604-630-3300

Roofing

SPECIALIZING IN RE-ROOFING SKYLIGHTS CHIMNEYS GUTTERS REPAIRS Free Estimates – Fully insured Senior discounts

Call Brian Gale 604-985-9214

TRUSTED ON THE NORTH SHORE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION

A+

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

Seniors Discount

2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

A LADY Painter, meticulous, prof & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

1, 3, 5, 7 or 10 Ton $ From

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Call Roger 604-817-7622

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

604-980-6683

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Renovations & Home Improvement

RENOVATIONS FINISH CARPENTRY

Painting/ Wallpaper

604-618-4988 10x10 = $150/month

8240

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

THE(since ROOFER 1978) Roof Tune-Up

14900

$

8250

Roofing

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

8255

Rubbish Removal

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

8300

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

J. PEARCE STUCCO CONTRACTING. 604-761-6079 www.stuccocontracting.com

8309

Tiling

AFFORDABLE QUALITY Tiling. 25 yrs North Shore. 100’s satisfied customers Kris 604-346-6410

8310

Top Soil

Headwater Management TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery 175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

604-985-6667

24 hr repair

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

604.985.1913 All Season Roofing

A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988

from

WCB & liability insured

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500 WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105

15%

OFF TODAY!

604-722-1105

8315

Tree Services

★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500

8335

Window Cleaning

NORTH SHORE HOME SERVICES LTD

•Window Cleaning • Power Washing • Gutter Cleaning

604-988-5294

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

Serving the North Shore since 1963

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

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

A48 - North Shore News - Sunday, December 16, 2012

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North Shore News December 16 2012