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RCMP arrest accused ID thief James Weldon

A Montreal man who is wanted for crimes in two other provinces was arrested last month after allegedly trying to defraud a North Vancouver store during the busy holiday shopping season. The 49-year-old walked into the business in the 1900block of Marine Drive Dec. 12, asked for store credit and produced what investigators say was stolen I.D. The man’s behaviour aroused employees’ suspicions, prompting them to call police. North Vancouver RCMP took the suspect into custody, and have kept him behind bars since, pending a court appearance. Boulos Khoury has been charged with identity theft in the case. He’s wanted on two outstanding warrants in Quebec for possession and trafficking in forged documents and on another warrant in Alberta for fraud. Khoury has an extensive criminal record, according to police.

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Suspected armed robber arrested

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A Squamish man believed to be responsible for a series of armed robberies, including four on the North Shore, has been arrested at the Peace Arch border crossing, on a warrant four decades old. U.S. border officials arrested Thomas John Schwartz, 68, Dec. 15 trying to cross into the United States in a taxicab. Schwartz was wanted in the U.S. on a warrant dating back to June 1972, when he allegedly deserted from the U.S. Air Force. That was unusual in itself.

Squamish man arrested at U.S. border believed to be U.S. deserter

When authorities began investigating Schwartz’s background, they discovered he had been living in Squamish under the name Tom Stone. They also discovered Schwartz was wanted by police throughout the Lower Mainland for a series of gunpoint robberies, committed over the past eight months. “The whole story is fairly unusual,” said Const. Brian Montague, spokesman for the Vancouver Police Department. “Until we speak

to him, there’s a lot of unknowns.” Vancouver police, along with West Vancouver police and the North Vancouver RCMP, issued a public appeal for information Dec. 13, following eight robberies of grocery stores believed to be committed by the same man. The arrest comes as a relief for all the agencies involved, said Const. Jeff Palmer, a spokesman for the WVPD. “Everybody was concerned that the pattern of the offences and the level of violence involved was escalating,” he said. “Who knows where the next offence would pop up? . . . We’re grateful that the appeal for public assistance helped identify a suspect and grateful that See Alleged page 5

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The Year Ahead

2012 was the year longboards rolled in the District of North Vancouver while chickens roosted in the City of North Vancouver. Teachers struck, crime rates dipped, old growth trees tumbled, and one exotic fish fell out of a tree. In 2013 we’ve got development details to settle in Ambleside and central Lonsdale, a teacher’s contract set to expire, a grain silo coming under fire, and a controversial tax scheduled to harmonize for the last time. JANUARY Take-home pay cheques will be lower for most in 2013 with EI and CPP premiums going up Jan. 1. Workers taking home more than $47,400 will pay $891 in employment insurance premiums, a $51 increase. Canadian Pension Plan premiums are also on the rise, with workers making more than $51,100 paying $2,356 in 2013. British Columbians will also pay an extra $60 on health-care premiums for a family of three or more beginning Jan. 1. For a single ratepayer, premiums are set to rise by $30. And it’s more expensive to ride transit this year after a fare increase took effect Jan. 1. Almost all transit fares went up. Adult fares jumped by a quarter on one- and two-zone tickets, and went from $5 to $5.50 on three-zone fares. One-zone monthly passes went from $81 to $91, with larger increases for other monthly passes. Following a record year in 2011, Neptune Terminals is looking to upgrade its facilities to handle 18 million metric tonnes a year, a jump of six million tonnes. Neptune applied to outfit its Low Level Road location with a 12-metre tall dumper, conveyors, and a new, longer shiploader boom last June. “I would expect that we would have a decision . . . by the end of January,” said Allan Baydala, the chief financial officer with Port Metro Vancouver.

The proposed expansion has run afoul of environmentalists who contend that increased dependence on coal, even the steelmaking coal shipped through Neptune, will accelerate global warming. When measured by weight, coal accounts for approximately one quarter of PMV’s exports. The concerns of local residents will be part of the equation, according to Baydala. “It’s certainly a serious consideration in the process. But our mandate . . . is to facilitate growth in support of the nation’s domestic and international trade priorities.” If approved, the improvements will create 185 permanent jobs, according to a release from Neptune.

Another proposal heading back to public consultations early in 2013 is the controversial $120-million expansion of Richardson International’s grain-handling terminal along North Vancouver’s Low Level Road. If approved, the expansion would include an 80,000-tonne concrete grain storage silo, increasing the port’s annual handling capacity to five million tonnes per year, a boost of two million tonnes. The possible 55-metre silo has been unpopular with some waterfront residents. At least two open houses will likely be held to review the project’s site, as well as the mitigation of noise, dust and shading, according to Port Metro Vancouver representative Jim Crandles. The upgrade could mean 50 additional permanent jobs, according to a representative from Richardson. FEBRUARY The City and District of North Vancouver are studying the costs of moving to an independent police force, similar to the West Vancouver Police Department. Shortly after signing off on the new 20-year RCMP contract last summer, the two North Vancouvers commenced a study to review the financial implications of moving to a North Vancouver police force. The final report is set to be complete by the end of February, according to District of North Vancouver communications officer Jeanine Bratina. Both North Vancouver mayors were reluctant to sign the most recent RCMP contract due to concerns over spiralling costs.

The current contract cost may increase from $9.7 million in 2011 to $14.6 million in 2014, according to David Stuart, the district’s chief administrative officer.

A man who was released from a forensic psychiatric hospital less than six months before his common-law wife was found dead of multiple stab wounds in West Vancouver’s Lighthouse Park is scheduled to be sentenced for manslaughter. Alexander Lawrence LaGlace entered a guilty plea last November while facing second-degree murder charges for the death of Tammy Cordone, whose body was found in a tent in the West Vancouver park in 2009. LaGlace is set to be sentenced in February, following the completion of a psychiatric report. The Low Level Road is set to be raised and relocated to make room for two new rail lines this year. The city will contribute 2.39 hectares of land underneath the road for the $104-million project. Port Metro Vancouver is planning to select a main contractor for the job in February. The vegetation is scheduled to be removed from the area by March 15 with construction revving up afterwards, according to Cindy McCarthy, communications adviser with Port Metro Vancouver. The project is scheduled to be completed by the fall of 2014. A second public hearing for the controversial Onni development at the Lonsdale Safeway site is tentatively scheduled for February, despite previous claims that the deal was dead. Onni has proposed building 344 condo units in two towers measuring 180 and 240 feet in height, atop a commercial podium including a new grocery store, as well as 40,000 square feet of office space. Citing abuse from council, company president Rossano De Cotiis announced plans to withdraw the proposal in December but the project is still on council’s books. The project has earned the endorsement of the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce while raising the ire of many citizens, including approximately 1,000 who signed a petition See West page 8

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West Van stock promoter banned for life Securities commission concludes Myron Sullivan II lied to investors

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THE B.C. Securities Commission has permanently banned a West Vancouver stock promoter from its markets and fined him $700,000 after concluding he lied to investors to get them to fork over $1.74 million. Myron Sullivan II, also known as Fred Myron George Sullivan, was handed the penalty Dec. 13. A securities commission panel said Sullivan lied to investors while promoting Global Response Group Corp., a company owned by Sullivan that he claimed possessed special oil spill clean-up and firefighting technology. Securities commission documents said Sullivan repeatedly made

false statements to investors between 2008 and 2011, telling them the company would soon go public and be traded at a specified price on the NASDAQ, Hong Kong and London stock exchanges. He also told investors the company had sold its technology to the Chinese National Petroleum Company. But none of that was true. In fact, “Sullivan had done nothing to prepare (Global Response Group) for a stock exchange listing and had not approached any exchange about a public listing, for good reason: (the company) was in no position to go public,” according to securities commission documents. “It had no audited financial statements. It needed major funding before it could meet listing criteria. Sullivan did not have the skills necessary to take the company public and (the company) had no other management with those skills.” Sullivan simply “made up” the predicted share prices he gave to investors, the securities commission added. None of the people who gave money to Sullivan ever saw any of it back. Of the $1.74 million he received, Sullivan took at least $58,000 for personal uses, according to securities commission documents. He also spent the money on business related activities and “had patents and technology that could have been a successful

Alleged armed robberies include 4 on N. Shore From page 1 he’s in custody.” Incidents started on March 31 last year when a man walked into a West Vancouver Safeway on Marine Drive, pulled out a gun and demanded money. Frightened staff handed over cash and the man fled. In another robbery caught on surveillance video on May 6, a man tried to rob the Queensdale Market in North Vancouver, striking the store manager over the head with a weapon when he was confronted. On May 12, according to court documents, a man approached a customer service clerk at Extra Foods, pulled out a gun and forced the clerk into an office where he got her to hand over $13,000 in cash before fleeing. Other holdups allegedly committed by Schwartz include the robbery of SuperValu in Edgemont Village in May, of an IGA

Marketplace store in Vancouver Oct. 11, and two robberies of Choices markets in Burnaby and Vancouver on Oct. 26 and Nov. 17. A final robbery allegedly happened at the Toys-R-Us store on Brooksbank Ave. Dec. 1. Two days after police appealed for information, Schwartz tried to cross the border in a taxi. According to U.S. court documents, he told border officials he didn’t have a passport but did have a birth certificate and U.S. military discharge papers. When asked where he was going, Schwartz said he was “relocating. He said he had been gone for 40 years and changed his name while in Canada,” according to court papers. According to court documents, Schwartz was a staff sergeant with the U.S. Air Force when he went AWOL and crossed into Canada in June of 1972. He later changed his named to Tom Stone. An extradition hearing has been scheduled for March.

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

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S British Columbians start to debate the future of our troubled ferry service, we would be well served as passengers, voters and taxpayers to come to grips with the implications of the decision we face. When public ferry service began in the middle of last century, we were told it was part of the highway system — and that it would be treated as such indefinitely. With the promise of steadily expanding service and subsidized fares, communities blossomed along the coast, growing in size and in economic output in a way they couldn’t have without the fleet. But in recent years, that promise has become harder and harder to keep. The legacy of government mismanagement, skyrocketing fuel

prices and a growing debt have made the service increasingly unsustainable. B.C. Ferries has been told to slash runs and find “efficiencies” to make up the difference, but cutbacks alone won’t solve the problem. Boats and terminals continue to age, fuel prices show no sign of retreating, and debtservicing costs are bound by necessity to rise. Meanwhile, there is little room to push up fares further, as they risk pricing the service out of the market. British Columbians are faced with a bleak choice: Either we put an ever-larger share of the tax pie into our ferries, or we allow our coastal communities to wither — which would itself come at a cost to the economy. The decision is by no means an easy one, but we must at least understand what is at stake before we begin the process of choosing.

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“There is nothing else in municipal politics that attracts concern and angst like parking.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Craig Keating discusses the central Lonsdale residents who have reported jockeying for parking spots with Lions Gate Hospital employees (from a Jan. 4 news story).

Make safety orientation part of ski pass

••• “You did it in front of your own children. That’s reprehensible to me.” Judge Doug Moss sounds appalled while handing a six-month conditional jail sentence to Ryan McCaffery. McCaffery beat another driver with an aluminum baseball bat during a roadrage confrontation in North Vancouver (from a Jan. 2 news story). ••• “We just say ‘it’s freezing, get in here.’” Lookout Society shelter liaison David Newberry talks about the need to get homeless people indoors during cold weather (from a Jan. 2 news story).

Dear Editor: I am writing to comment on your Dec. 28 story, Out of Bounds Boarder Needs Rescue, and in response to the letter from Natasha Reid published on the Viewpoint page of the same date. Firstly, I would like to commend the professionalism and skill of the North Shore Rescue volunteers who, time and again, risk life and limb to rescue these idiots. While it is noble for NSR to refuse fines or fees for the services they provide, as they say it may cause people to hesitate to call for help, to me this reasoning is faulty. If people know they will be held responsible for their actions and fined, maybe they wouldn’t willfully leave the clearly marked trails. As noted in the story, in a previous rescue of an out-of-bounds snowboarder additional costs were involved, not only for Cypress Mountain, but also in the use of a Canadian Forces Cormorant helicopter

to retrieve him. Secondly, I take issue with Ms. Reid’s letter. Her point is non-sequitur. Much time, effort and expense goes into providing places where people can safely pursue and enjoy a healthy lifestyle. However, our mountains, trails, and back-country are very dangerous places for the unskilled, unprepared or just plain stupid — such as the jogger who decided to go for a little run in his shorts and T-shirt at dusk in late November without knowing the trails or the terrain. The rules and boundaries put in place are to ensure the safety of all. Lastly, whether or not one has a healthy lifestyle has nothing to do with the issue. As part of my healthy lifestyle, I ride a bicycle, but this doesn’t mean I can ride my bike the wrong way on Highway 1. It would endanger myself, and others. But, according to Ms. Reid, all is forgiven because I’m physically active.

I would encourage Ms. Reid to look at this “bigger picture:” Rescuers, both human and animal, risk and sometimes lose their lives for others. If Ms. Reid is “just as happy to pay for the costs of search and rescue operations . . . as I am for my tax dollars to pay for the costs associated with sedentary lifestyles. . . .” perhaps she’ll be happy paying for the funerals and continued support of the families of those who sacrifice their lives through brave service. Or is that just another “cost-ofdoing-business” of healthy lifestyles? My suggestion is that all users of the trails and snow runs be required, each year, to pay a modest fee and take a 60-90 minute course on safety, the dangers of going out-of-bounds, and a basic orientation of the area. Only then should they be allowed to use these facilities. Steve Keffer North Vancouver

Unexpected Christmas kindness will be paid forward

Dear Editor: On Christmas Eve day, my roommate and I stopped in at a local veterinary hospital for a bag of special dental care food for our cat. As a low-income worker, I’ve always cringed at the $25 price of a modest bag, but this year, with my job of 30-odd years evaporating and our Christmas virtually cancelled, it seemed particularly expensive. “Sorry,” said the staffer, lugging a large sack out from the back, “this is the only size we have.” It was well over twice our regular size, and more than $50. “No,” I said, “I just can’t afford that right now.” She offered to find us a vet with small bags in stock, and while she was on the phone, a young man neither of us had


seen before strode up to the counter. He slid $25 onto it and asked if that was about the difference between the two sizes. When I agreed it was, he headed for the door with a big smile and a “Merry Christmas!” We gushed our surprised thanks and best Christmas wishes as he quickly left, my friend being moved to tears. I don’t know if this stranger was “paying forward” some help once given him or simply embodying the spirit of Christmas, but I want him to know how much his generosity meant to us, and that once I am able, I will repay it to someone else who needs a little help. Wendy Magnall, North Vancouver





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Get me a frickin’ beer on the way out, 2012 I’VE never got into the practice of making New Year’s resolutions, but after a few days surrounded by my friends and family this holiday season I’ve come to better appreciate a few things that are important to me.

The time spent with friends and loved ones has prompted me to make a few changes in my life. I’m not sure if I’m getting the concept of the resolution quite right but, as far as I can tell, I’m supposed to make changes that will help me become a better, happier person. So here it goes, my first crack at resolutions. After each one I’ll give the odds that I’ll be able to carry it through. Here’s to a new me in 2013! Resolution 1: Drink more beer. With a young toddler son at home and a wife pregnant with boy No. 2, 2012 saw a drastic reduction in my beer intake. That all changed when Christmas party season rolled around. I’d say my beer intake tripled from November to December but even that isn’t getting it right — three times zero is still zero. The last few weeks have been great — I’d almost forgotten how much I love the wild little pleasures of life, like tasting a fresh new golden ale, yelling along with songs and dropping things. “Hark now hear, the

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angels sing/a new beer poured today. And I will drink forever more/because of Christmas ale.” Chances of this resolution sticking: low. They can’t drink alcohol and one isn’t even born yet but I know those rascally kids of mine are going to get their hands on my beer money somehow this year. Plus, kids have this annoying little habit of requiring you to be steady handed for things like throwing around a football, changing diapers or driving home from the hospital. A full beer-naissance might have to wait a few more years. Resolution 2: Swear more. Nothing brings out the f-bombs, the OMGs and the HMOSMGFSBs like talking about your fantasy football losses (if you’re wondering, that’s Holy Mother of Sweet Merciful Giant Flipping Suck Balls. And yes, flipping is just a placeholder). It was during a festive discussion of stupid Eli Manning and his fantasy football playoff bed-wetting last week that I rediscovered how much fun it is to drop a few naughty words

into casual conversation. Of course, beer was also involved. Chances of this resolution sticking: very fricking low. Again, won’t somebody please think of the children? I’m already on high imitation alert with my two-year-old and sadly that’s not about to change. Whatever I say, he says. Every parent likely knows the horror of having a toddler run the house singing “DA-mitt, DA-mitt, DAmitt” like it’s a Christmas carol. Even innocuous words can be scary —a few days ago my son said the word “bit” about 20 times in a row. Only it didn’t exactly sound like “bit.” It was more like a Russian version of bit. All parents know the feeling of trying not to laugh when their young child says something offensive yet hilarious. As much as it goes against my own laissezfaire attitude, I can’t start swearing more and then have my toddler son calling his favourite teddy bear a bunghole. I don’t even think fake swearing is going cut it — no one wants to be the dad on playground with the only kid running around yelling “codswallop.” Resolution 3: Do fewer chores. I know she’s been busy being a mom and creating life and blah blah, but my wife really milks the whole pregnancy thing. It was bad enough when she was pregnant with baby No. 1 and hormones suddenly made her averse to dish soap. Then hormones made her averse to moving more than two feet away from the couch. Then


Please don’t spoil Lynn Valley’s landscape

Dear Editor: We live in a beautiful protected valley and highrises would ruin the rolling valley hillside views especially from the core town area, not to mention how much darker it would be due to the shadows from the highrises blocking the sunshine. The feeling and the beauty we love and moved here for would change so much.

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hormones made her averse to even cleaning her own puke bucket. Now with pregnancy No. 2 there’s a toddler to contend with. The latest thing that those wacky hormones have taken away from her is her tolerance of — you’re not going to believe this — the smell of poop. That means I’m on permanent diaper duty whenever I’m in nose range. This arrangement stinks and I want out. Chances of this resolution

sticking: Super stinking low. Who am I kidding — even when my wife couldn’t walk two steps without having her barf button pushed by our unborn baby she still did 90 per cent of the work around here. Heck, my toddler already does almost as much as me now. He’ll get out the dustpan and brush and sweep the front hall just for fun. He sure didn’t get that gene from me — I may have to get a DNA check on our mailman to see if his double

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helix is unusually clean. Well, there they are — some sensible resolutions that are, alas, doomed to fail. My final resolution should be to never try to make resolutions again — it’s harder than I expected. I guess, sadly, I may not be a drunker, lazier, swearier person in 2013. But somehow I still feel like it’s going to be a fantastic year — and I hope it is for you and your family too.



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West Vancouver faces Ambleside decisions Calling Dovercourt House “an embarrassment” and “a fire trap,” council ordered upgrades for the 100-year-old building including an electrical assessment, fire stairs and automatic sprinklers last October. The building’s tenants are scheduled to move out in early January, thus leaving Dovercourt vacant while the work is completed. If the work is not completed within the allotted time, district staff could finish the upgrades at the owner’s expense. As of last October, Dovercourt had 10 tenants who paid as little as $300 a month in rent.

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calling on council to reject the proposal. In West Vancouver, the early portion of 2013 is earmarked for public feedback on the plans to redesign the 1300-block of Marine Drive. Grosvenor development group unveiled its proposal to level the existing 1300-block, replacing it with tiered mid-rise buildings. The tallest buildings would be a seven-storey tower on the east block and an eight-storey tower on the west block. The development would comprise 88 residential units. If council approves the plan, Grosvenor would become owners of the block, including the police station, which would be relocated.

Ana Moura, the fado singer credited with a revival of the melancholy and haunting Portuguese music, is set to perform at Capilano University March 3 as part of the school’s Global Roots series. Moura’s most recent album reached seventh on Billboard’s Top World Albums chart.

MARCH A Vancouver developer faces a council-imposed deadline to make substantial renovations to an unsafe building on Lynn Valley Road in the District of North Vancouver.

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Like powder-seeking missiles, some of Canada’s finest skiers are set to hit the slopes at Whistler for the Alpine Skiing National Championships taking place March 21-27. The man who was convicted following a vicious beating in North Vancouver is due for sentencing March 25. Judge Steven Merrick found Paul Joseph Defaveri guilty of assaulting Ronald Perry last September. Perry told the court how two men beat him inside a North Vancouver bungalow on Sept. 2, 2009. Perry had gone to the house to try to make a deal with the boss of a criminal gang who was angry with him for Perry’s earlier involvement in a grow-rip of a marijuana operation in Lions Bay. Both Perry and Defaveri were living in the house in the 1600block of Phillip Avenue when the attack took place. Perry was hit from behind with a hammer and had his eyes gouged before being bound and stuffed into a vehicle and driven to Vancouver. He lost one eye and has limited vision in the other. APRIL On April 1, the 12 per cent Harmonized Sales Tax is scheduled to be replaced by the Provincial Sales Tax (PST) and the five per cent federal Goods and Services Tax in British Columbia.

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Provincial election to be held May 14 From page 8

federal Liberal party this year, culminating in an April 14 election. The lead-up to the Liberal showdown also includes debates across the country, including a $20 affair at the Westin Bayshore in Vancouver. MAY Tentatively scheduled for May 14, the B.C. Liberal Party will attempt to hold off the NDP in the provincial election. On the North Shore, Liberal incumbents Jane Thornthwaite, Ralph Sultan, and Naomi Yamamoto are all set to return to the fray. However, current West Vancouver Sea-to-Sky MLA Joan McIntyre announced she will not seek a third term in 2013. McIntyre joined 11 MLAs who have said they won’t run for re-election. In North Vancouver-Lonsdale, Yamamoto is set to be challenged by NDP candidate and City of North Vancouver councillor Craig Keating. The race could have far-reaching ramifications in North Vancouver, as a Keating victory would create an absence on council. In North Vancouver-Seymour, Thornthwaite is set to run against first-time NDP candidate Jim Hanson. JUNE The provincial contract with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation is set to expire on June 30. The current contract, which was signed after a protracted negotiation that included a threeday walkout by teachers, gave teachers seniority provisions but no wage increases. JULY/AUGUST

West Vancouver is set to host the 2013 Pacific Coast Amateur Golf tournament on July 22-26 at the Capilano Golf and Country Club. As July gives way to August, the nation’s finest lawn bowlers roll onto the pitch for the 2013 Canadian Lawn Bowling Championships, scheduled for Aug. 18-24 at the West Vancouver and North Vancouver Lawn Bowling Clubs. Each event is earmarked to receive $5,000 in sponsorship from the provincial government. FALL The City of North Vancouver is preparing to craft an official community plan this year. The draft is scheduled to be written during the summer with the final document due to be completed this fall. The OCP is designed to deal with environmental and financial security, integrating transportation with prudent land use, and achieving a healthy community. DECEMBER The Lions Gate secondary wastewater treatment plant may come into focus with a final design this December. The $400-million facility, scheduled for completion by the end of the decade, would use a biological process to remove about 90 per cent of dissolved material from liquid waste. The plant’s planned location at the base of Pemberton Avenue is a cause of concern for District of North Vancouver Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn who suggested rising ocean levels and more frequent hurricanes could flood the plant. North Shore councils have appealed to the federal government to share the cost of the federally ordered rebuild, but an arrangement has yet to be reached.

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Mayor Darrell Mussatto Councillor Don Bell Councillor Pam Bookham Councillor Linda Buchanan Councillor Rod Clark Councillor Guy Heywood Councillor Craig Keating Robyn G. Anderson

PUBLIC HEARING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Hearing concerning the following Zoning Bylaw Amendment has been WAIVED and it is the intention of Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider Bylaw No. 8276 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. ZONING BYLAW NO. 8276 To amend “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” (Adaptable Design Requirements – Clarifications) to permit an increase from 20% to 25% in the minimum required percentage of Level 2 adaptable units in all residential development, to revise the submission requirements for mechanisms required in adaptable units, and to clarify wording in the Zoning Bylaw. APPLICANT: THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER

The proposed Bylaws and relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from January 4, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please go to Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planner, at or at 604-990-4206. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.

PUBLIC HEARING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Hearing concerning the following Rezoning Application has been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider Bylaw No. 8212 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. BYLAW NO. 8212 M. RICHARDSON AND TERRA FIRMA DESING have applied for a Zoning Bylaw Amendment with respect to the property located at 272/274 East 5th Street, legally described as Lot 18, Block 118, District Lot 274, Plan 878, as indicated on the sketch. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property. FROM: RT-1 (Two-Unit Residential 1) Zone

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TO: CD-617 (Comprehensive Development 617) Zone To convert the existing two-unit strata building into a four-unit rental building. Minimal exterior alterations will be made to satisfy the building code, and will not result in increases to the floor area nor to the height of the existing building. Each unit would have one dedicated vehicle parking stall in the existing garage. APPLICANT: M. RICHARDSON AND TERRA FIRMA DESIGN

The proposed Bylaw and any relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from January 4, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please visit Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planner, at or at 604-990-4206. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.

PUBLIC MEETING WAIVED NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that the Public Meeting concerning the following Development Variance Permit and Development Permit Applications have been WAIVED and it is the intention of the Council of the City of North Vancouver to consider issuance of DVP2012-00011 and DPA2012-00011 at the regular Council meeting to be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 14, 2013 in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. 2012-00011 KRIS GOODJOHN has applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to the property located at 208 East 26th Street, legally described as Lot D, Block 230A, District Lot 546, Plan 10170, as indicated on the sketch. If issued, the variance will permit a 1,000 square foot single storey Level-B Accessory Coach House at the rear of the lot. The building height complies with the height envelope.

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DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2012-00011 As part of the same application KRIS GOODJOHN has applied for a Development Permit with respect to the property legally described above, located at 208 East 26th Street. This Development Permit ensures the Level-B Accessory Coach House, described above, is constructed in compliance with the Level-B Accessory Coach House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. APPLICANT: KRIS GOODJOHN

The proposed Permits and any relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 a.m. and 5:00 p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from January 4, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please visit Please direct inquiries to Ms. Wendy Tse, Planning Technician, at or at 604-982-3942. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, January 14, 2013.

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MLAs disclose list of gifts from Santa Hockey, football tickets,

masks and cloaks and even electronics like the $280 iPod touch given to Richmond MLA John Yap by the Canadian Fujianese Friendship Association. Burnaby-LougheedLiberalMLAHarryBloy was among recipients of the most substantial largesse in the free ticket department last year, according to the disclosure statements. Bloy’s haul included two Grey Cup tickets worth $570 donated by Scotiabank, four tickets to another Canucks hockey game worth $740 donated by Scotiabank plus eight tickets to a Canucks hockey game and Christmas party worth $2,000 donated by Pacific Western Brewery. In addition to gifts received, the public disclosure statements also list sources of income as well as assets owned by MLAs and their spouses. Neither Yamamoto nor Thornthwaite listed income other than their government salaries. Both MLAs listed homes in North Vancouver and RRSP deposits as assets. McIntyre’s disclosure statement was the most extensive, listing dividends from her company AJ Pottinger & Associates as income. McIntyre and her husband own homes in West Vancouver and Victoria. McIntyre also listed extensive investments that she, her husband and their companies own under her assets, including shares in a number of real estate, resource, energy and pipeline companies, including Enbridge. Sultan’s disclosure statement lists income from Canadian and U.S. pensions as well as property in West Vancouver, Victoria and Vermont. Sultan also listed investments including shares in logging, mining, technology and energy companies.

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TWO North Shore MLAs made it onto somebody’s “nice” list last year.

Both North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto and West VancouverCapilano MLA Ralph Sultan listed gifts received in the course of performing their duties on their public disclosure statements. Yamamoto received two gifts, including a ticket to a Vancouver Canucks hockey game valued at $290 in March 2012 from the Port of Metro Vancouver. The North Vancouver MLA also received a ticket to a gala event, Bridge to Success, valued at $800 donated by the Success Foundation. Sultan received a framed silver bowl valued at $400 donated by the Association of Consulting Engineering Companies of B.C. Any gifts received by MLAs in the course of their work worth more than $250, including those incidental to social obligations or protocol duties, are included on public disclosure statements released each year by the clerk of the legislature. Neither West Vancouver MLA Joan McIntyre nor North Vancouver MLA Jane Thornthwaite listed any gifts. Most gifts listed by provincial MLAs included tickets to hockey and football games and gala fundraising events, although some also received ceremonial items like carved

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Annette and Richard Savage, Smith Foundation board member The Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art 2012 Inaugural Gala took place at the newly opened gallery at 2121 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver Nov. 21. The evening started off with a champagne reception and guests toured the gallery and its impressive display of contemporary Canadian artwork. A sumptuous dinner prepared by well-known chef David Hawksworth was followed by live jazz and the auction of Gordon Smithâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s painting Byway Pond. Proceeds will support art exhibitions, education and other public programs at the space.

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NV club launches new program

Street Soccer initiative gets all players in the game

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BASED on the success of a pilot program run this fall, the North Shore Girls Soccer Club has added a new, inclusive program to its expansive offerings just in time for the New Year.

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Calling the program Street Soccer for Everyone, the program is designed for girls and boys ages six-17 who don’t feel comfortable or able to play on existing local soccer teams. In addition, participation is open to children with developmental or physical disabilities. “We’re really excited to be able to offer it,” says Shauna Tucker, president, North Shore Girls Soccer Club. The program increases the scope of the large club, serving approximately 3,500 players from under-six to adult women. “The loveliest thing about the soccer club, despite its size, is that it is a grassroots organization,” says Tucker. “We’ve become really aware in the last few years of how integrated in the community that we are. There are almost no families on the North Shore who have girls or young women in them who have not either played or coached or refereed or been touched by soccer in some way . . . . And despite all those truly wonderful things, there is a portion of our community we haven’t been serving to date and that just sat wrong. There are some people for whom the style of soccer and soccer development and play that we offer through the club, it hasn’t worked for them and we wanted to make sure there was a place for every girl who wanted to play soccer.” A six-week pilot version of the Street Soccer for Everyone program got underway in November 2012, held weekly at The Bubble at Windsor secondary. Between 12 and 16 youths ranging in age from six to 13 participated at each session. Numbers were restricted so that club members could assess the street soccer skill development model being offered, says Tucker. “The nicest thing about it is it’s a really good reminder for everybody involved about why sport is important or should be important,” she says. “People are moving and having fun and succeeding. It is a very happy place in The Bubble.” “I don’t think we’ve ever had more positive parent feedback about any program in the club. The response See Registration page 14

STREET Soccer for Everyone pilot program participant Suraya Pittalwala dribbles through the crowd at the Windsor Bubble. Based on the program’s success, it’s joining the North Shore Girls Soccer Club’s regular programming this month.

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has been quite overwhelming,” she adds. Tucker is pleased to be unveiling the program as part of the club’s regular programming this month, the first session getting underway Thursday, Jan. 10. “It’s about athletic skills generally and then soccer skills specifically and then we move into a game situation,” she says. The program title’s “street soccer” reference refers to the style of development where a group of people get together and start with a practice, usually conducted in small groups. Those same small groups form or reform to play games at the end of the day, says Tucker. “It’s meant to evoke the equivalent of street hockey,” she says. “It’s where neighbours get together and kick a ball around and play a game if they want to, usually in a more pick-up style. . . . The name is meant to be evocative first of all of neighbourhood but also of the fact that this is less formal than the team soccer that we play within leagues.” The Street Soccer pilot program was run by professional coaches Alistair Browne, head coach of the NSGSC, Lee-Ann Denham and Paul Myers with the participation of volunteer coaches Lynn Bernard, Tim Godin and Liana Glass. The January program will see players coached primarily by volunteer coaches who Tucker says will be guided and deliver curriculum developed by Browne, Denham and Myers. Players in need of additional support are welcome to bring what Tucker refers to as a “buddy” — a parent, friend, older sibling, etc. — to participate with them. The NSGSC will provide a support person if none are available or if the player prefers to work with a “buddy” from the club. Tucker hopes the program continues to grow. “Anybody who’s interested in participating in the program in any way, as a coach, as a buddy or as a player should just be in touch,” she says. Street Soccer Session No. 1 will start on Thursday, Jan. 10 and go for five weeks, from 5:30 to 6:30 p.m. at The Bubble. The second session, also five weeks in duration and held Thursday evenings, will get underway Feb. 14. Registration is open to youths ages six-17. Cost per session is $60 and funds are available for families in need. To register, visit For more information, contact Margo Smith-Kavanagh at

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ABOVE, the inaugural crop of Street Soccer for Everyone program participants team up for a photo with their coaches during the program’s pilot run last fall. Below, avid athlete Oliver Sutherland displays his soccer skills and passion for the game during an obstacle course drill.

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Seniors action tables gear up for 2013

Local residents driving change in their respective neighbourhoods MY vote for the feel good story for 2012 was the emergence of Seniors Action Tables on the North Shore.

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together local teams of seniors to help improve their community. I first wrote about SATs in February 2012. Today, we get an update on the program from Jane Osborne,

a community developer and the mentor for the SATs. The idea for the SATs was rooted in a survey of seniors done by the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society in 2010. “Initially we were thinking of doing a survey on aging in place,” says Osborne, “that would probably have quite a heavy

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emphasis on housing but then one of our municipal partners, Cheryl Kathler, a social planner for the City of North Vancouver, said, ‘Well you know, it’s about more than housing, it’s about more than health services, it’s about the determinants of health across a broader spectrum of services that need to be available in people’s neighbourhoods for them to remain active and healthy as long as possible.’” From there it was a question of making sure that everyone was on the same page going forward. “It’s a very interesting process,” notes Osborne, “to try to bring seniors around a table and get some sort of agreement about what their priorities are going to be . . . with a sense of commitment to it because if you don’t have that, you are not going to have the energies and synergies you need to actually accomplish something.” SATs tackle issues like community and health services, transportation, social inclusion and socialization opportunities, all of which contribute to an age-friendly community. SATs are action-oriented says Osborne. “SATs are not just about thinking about things, not

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just about planning things,” she says, “the word action is there because these folks want to take action . . . they want to see things happen and they want to be a part of it.” Currently there are SATs operating in the Seymour, Capilano and the Lower Lonsdale neighbourhoods of North Vancouver. The newest SAT is in West Vancouver. The formation of the SATs gives us an opportunity to tap into a group of seniors who are not connected to the community through existing programs and services. “That’s a huge advantage,” notes Osborne, “because those are voices that we do not hear otherwise.”

Challenges? There are a few. “You need two things to make this kind of a mix work,” say Osborne, “you need the seniors . . . but you also need . . . some of the logistical things (the note takers and the organizers) to make sure that a group of people can get together and do meaningful work in the community. There is also a need to ensure that the SATs are truly inclusive. “One of the challenges we have,” says Osborne, “is to bring marginalized seniors (i.e. those with intellectual disabilities or language barriers) into a mainstream table that works for them and the seniors that are already there.” Osborne notes the support from the municipalities and service providers has been there from the start and has been critical to the success of the program. Going forward she is hoping that the SATs can for the most part be selfsustaining. “You are not going to be able to get huge sums of funding for something that doesn’t deliver a specific program,” she says. “What this is about is really igniting See Tables page 17

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors NOTICES Beginner Bridge Lessons: Silver Harbour Centre will offer eight classes Wednesdays, 13:30 p.m. starting Jan. 9 at 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $40. Info: 604-980-2474. SUPPORT GROUPS Sound Advice: Information, education and support for the hard of hearing meets the first Friday of the month, 10 a.m.noon at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604925-7280 or westvancouver. ca/seniors. VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES Call for Volunteers: The Edible Garden Project is looking for seniors to mentor and work with young daycare children to create inter-generational gardens. Local seniors can share and pass on their knowledge of local food growing techniques and gardening tips. To volun-

teer, email or call 778-9863659. Volunteers Needed: The North Vancouver Chapter of CARP — A New Vision of Aging for Canada is looking for volunteers for the executive board. CARP is a national, non-profit, non-partisan organization whose mandate is to promote and protect the interests, rights and quality of life for Canadians as they age. Info: B.C. representative April Lewis, aprillewis.carp@gmail. com or 604-536-8717. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Info: 604-922-3414. ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Acoustic Jam: Bring your instrument and join in Mondays, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-5820. Arts and Crafts: Bring your projects and enjoy the company



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Tables ignite continued projects From page 16 projects and getting some partners involved that will work with you as a group of seniors to get that thing done and then moving to whatever your next priority is and igniting another project.” Stay tuned. My prediction is that you will

be hearing a lot more about the work of the SATs in 2013. Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to lions_view@


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Old wine + new glass = great taste Notable Potables

Tim Pawsey

WITH the new year just a week old, the Hired Belly is favouring a slightly battered wallet. So, in the spirit of frugality, no time like the present to put forward some better quality drops that still deliver value.

One easy way to help a wine taste like more than you paid for it is to put it in decent stemware — especially when it comes to reds. Letting a wine breathe in a big bowl can work minor miracles for even the most humble bottle — nor will you need a decanter. Some glass geeks might insist that you buy a specific glass for each varietal. However, a good Bordeaux glass for cabernet sauvignon, merlot and blends will also do quite nicely for most Rhone varieties. However, pinot noir is the one red that seems to benefit most from a dedicated burgundy glass. ■ Undurraga Sibaris Pinot Noir 2011 (Maipo). Bright cherry notes on top followed by some distinctive, dark savoury notes with good length and acidity. Solid varietal expression and good value. BCLS $15.99, 89 pts. ■ Vina Chocalan Selection

Cabernet Sauvignon 2011 (Maipo; 85 per cent cab plus with other Bordeaux varietals). Here’s a well-priced “starter” Cab that delivers lively up-front fruit and balanced tannins with strawberry, cherry and black fruit and a touch of mocha. Good value at BCLS $13.79, 88 pts. ■ De Martino Legado Chardonnay 2011 (Limari). This well-crafted Chardonnay comes from Limari Valley, one of the original wine growing regions that dates from the 16th century and is now being rediscovered. Limari’s morning cloud and maritime fogs (combined with low rainfall) add up to classic cool climate conditions, while mineral rich soils yield more complex characteristics. Look for tropical and citrus notes with an elegant mouthfeel and distinctly mineral undertones with lingering zesty notes and a touch of oak (from large barriques) that leans more

Oysters and stout are a classic combination that should prove a potent lure, particularly at this time of year. You can get a taste of both, plus a whole lot more, when filmmaker Craig Noble (who made trail-blazing Tableland) joins forces with Cortes Island’s The Oysterman, bivalve guru Brent Petkau for a screening of Noble’s latest short, The Perfect Oyster. “Watch, slurp and learn,” suggests Craig, a Cicerone in training, who promises to match Petkau’s oysters with a ‘proper flight of stout,’ likely to include Guinness Draft (Dublin), Old Yale Sasquatch Stout (Chilliwack), Rogue Shakespeare (Newport), The Porterhouse Oyster Stout (Dublin), Deschutes Obsidian Stout (Oregon) — not to mention an Umami Stout Cocktail from Mr. Noble. Proceeds from the $65 invested in what promises to be a highly educational but also entertaining evening goes to raise funds for Noble’s next full length documentary, CRAFT.

towards old world than new. Everything Wine/BCLS $17.99, 90 pts. ■ Emiliana Adobe 2011 Syrah (Rapel). Black fruit, cherry and some spice on the nose followed by a plush, mouth-filling palate with easy tannins and fantastic fruit with great length and spice before a plush and persistent close. Good organic value to boot. BCLS/Everything Wine $14.99, 89 pts. ■ Trivento Golden Reserve Malbec 2009 (Luyan de Cuyo). Malbec is synonymous with Argentina. But it’s not only about budget wines. Spend a few more dollars and you’ll often be well-rewarded with a bottle that punches above its weight. Case in point, this plush and plummy, black cherry-toned, mouth filling drop wrapped in easy tannins with a lingering end. Drink it with braised meats or a rich stew. BCLS $22.90, 89 pts. •••

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Contact info: Mercato Washington Square West 1216 Spruce St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-985-BYOB

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MERCATO, a cash-only BYOB restaurant in Philadelphia’s Washington Square West neighbourhood, infuses slow cooking traditions of Old World Italy with an experimental style and bold take on new Italian American cuisine.


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Audrey Claire Twentieth & Spruce, Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-731-1222 Geechee Girl Rice Cafe 6825 Germantown Ave., Philadelphia, PA 19119 215-843-8113 geecheegirlricecafe. com Matyson 37 South 19th St. Philadelphia, PA 19103 215-564-2925 Lolita 106 South 13th St. Philadelphia, PA 19107 215-546-7100 Twitter: @NSNTravel

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HILADELPHIA: Philadelphians claim that whereas many another destination’s signature dish isn’t actually eaten on an everyday basis, the cheesesteak — sliced beefsteak fried, chopped and mixed with cheese on a bun — is genuinely popular. They offer advice on where to try it (“Don’t go anywhere that describes itself as ‘famous’ or ‘original’; that’s just for tourists,”), and how to order it. (“Prov, without,” means, “Please use provolone cheese and no onions.”) For the ultimate everyday artery-clogging experience the ingredient of choice is the near-liquid processed cheese called Cheez Whiz. But luckily Philadelphia has much else to eat that’s more toothsome, and is justly well-known for its bring your own booze (B.Y.O.B.) restaurants. Their creation may have come about because, although Pennsylvania’s eponymous founder, William Penn, was from the religiously tolerant Quakers, a few of the state’s other pioneer groups, such as the Puritans, were less forgiving of their fellows’ perceived weaknesses. Some say it’s this Puritan heritage that continues to make it both time-consuming and expensive for restaurants in Philadelphia to acquire a liquor license and the result has been that dozens of small restaurants across the city have opened without bothering to acquire one. Here you’re away from overwrought “dining concepts” and typically in long, narrow spaces in older buildings that would once of have been shops, plainly decorated and with open kitchens whose chef-owners welcome the opportunity to concentrate on the food without worrying about hiring a sommelier or financing a large cellar. From the pappardelle with goose ragu at L’Oca Italian Bistro to the lemon sole with Israeli See Restaurants page 22

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THE kitchen is part of the ambience at Audrey Claire, a Mediterranean BYOB in Philadelphia’s West Village.

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AS well as taking BYOB restaurants to gastronomic greatness, Philadelphia either invented or had a big part in popularizing the following food items: cheesesteak, the Hoagie, soft pretzels, Water Ice and soda pop.

VALERIE Erwin’s Geechee Girl Rice Cafe pays tribute to the food cultures of Georgia and South Carolina.


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Restaurants raise BYOB to an art form From page 21

couscous at Mediterranean-influenced Audrey Claire the results can be seen on the plate. Philadelphians flock to their favourites and are eager to recommend them. “The food’s a bit more expensive,” says one diner, “but I object to seeing a bottle of wine for $7 in the liquor store and then it’s $45 in the restaurant, and I’m happy not to have the wine waiter fussing over me.” With tipping rigorously percentage-based, surely staff must lose out. Not so. “I love working here,” says a waitress at Matyson, one of the longest-standing BYOB restaurants. “We’re always busy, and without an expensive wine list people feel they get a really good deal, so they’re generous.” “It works on a turnover basis,” adds one equally satisfied staff member at Audrey Claire. “We really are efficient, we

have fewer staff, and we’re always busy.” But the service is attentive nevertheless, and friendly in a pleasantly low-key way, as are some of the patrons. Observing that since I’m dining alone I’ve decided not to bring wine, one passes me a third of a bottle of excellent Californian shiraz he can’t finish himself. Variations on the theme now include homely diners that suggest you bring your own beer, and Lolita, which is BYOT: you’re invited to bring your own tequila to accompany a smallbut-perfect menu of modern Mexican food, and the restaurant provides an assortment of colourful fresh-juice mixes. Take an appetite, but you may want to skip the cheesesteak. If you go: For information on Philadelphia go to the Greater Philadelphia Tourism Marketing Corporation website at

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A trained dog is happy and more zen I admit, I saw it coming a good 50 feet away, a group of women out for a walk with their dogs heading toward me.

The dogs all varied in size from small to large breeds. As we closed the gap, the women with the larger dogs placed them on leash Canine Connection — the small dog did not get leashed. I then placed my Joan Klucha two dogs into a heel at my left side so that I would be buffer of sorts between the approaching group and my dogs. When I do this, most small dog owners see that as a cue to get their dogs under control. Maybe it’s because they see a 120-pound five-foot-six-inch woman walking two dogs whose combined weight is close to 200 pounds in a perfect heel and feel the pressure to at least look like they can control their dog. But today this woman with her small dog didn’t seem to get the hint. As I walked by with my dogs her small dog came racing up, happy as a clam and did the worst thing any dog, regardless of size, could do. This small dog jumped up onto Zumi’s arthritic and dysplastic hip in an attempt to mount her to show dominance. Zumi yelped in pain, turned and snapped at the dog and if I had not had her leashed, she would have made contact. Hearing Zumi yelp, the woman, looking surprised, simply said, “Herman is such a happy boy, that’s why he does that.” Annoyed, I replied, “My dogs are happy as well and they would never be allowed to run up to strange dogs or people uninvited.” I really wish that for the new year people would understand that a happy dog is not the same as a good dog and good dogs are made through consistent training and leadership. I sometimes think that people with happy but untrained dogs have this idea that if they were to actually invest in some training for their dog, their dog would no longer be happy. Trust me when I say this, your dog will become even happier when it is trained to be obedient and respectful. How could this happen when training sets boundaries and limitations to a dog’s life, you ask? Well, unlike humans, dogs thrive in an environment of controlled boundaries. When dogs live a life filled with boundaries and rules they actually relax, become less stressed, even sleep more. This is because they are pack animals that instinctively need a pack leader and when they feel they have an adequate leader who will take care of the needs of the pack, they begin to relax. They are still happy but more in a state of zen, rather than excitability. Training will not diminish your dog’s personality; in fact it will enhance it. A dog that is taught self control and was once a happy yet overly excited dog will now be a happy dog that won’t jump on people, bark uncontrollably or race away instead of coming when called. When a dog is more obedient, an owner enjoys its company much more. This in turn is expressed by greater affection from the owner to the dog and even more quality time spent together (be honest with yourself, if your dog was more obedient you would show it more affection and spend more time with it!). This then equals an even happier dog who feels a greater sense of belonging and a greater desire to please, because the better it behaves, the more attention and affection it gets. This means, an even more well-behaved dog! What’s not to like about training your dog? It’s a win-win situation! Make a commitment to your dog this year to help it become the happiest dog it can be by training it. Joan has been working with dogs for more than 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her at

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Curling for Cup and country McHugh races to Historic competition comes to two North Shore rinks

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AN old silver trophy, donated to a sport by an English Lord, will be up for grabs this month in Canada with the North Shore hosting some of the competition.

THREE TO SEE THIS WEEK BASKETBALL Sr. boys AAA SUTHERLAND @ WEST VAN Jan. 8, 7:30 p.m. VOLLEYBALL Pacwest CBC @ CAPILANO Jan. 11 and 12, 6 p.m. women and 8 p.m. men HOCKEY PJHL ALDERGROVE @ NORTH VAN WOLF PACK Jan. 12, 7 p.m. Harry Jerome arena

No, it isn’t Lord Stanley’s Cup — who knows when that glorious hunk of metal will be presented again. This is the Strathcona Cup, awarded every five years or so in a friendly men’s amateur curling showdown between Canada and Scotland that is being billed as the oldest international curling competition in the world. The Strathcona Cup West tour will kick off on Thursday at the North Shore Winter Club with a round of games between Scottish visitors and their Canadian hosts starting at 2:45 p.m. From Jan. 10 to 16 the West tour will hit 11 British Columbia curling clubs in total, including a second North Shore stop at the Hollyburn Country Club Jan. 13 for a round of games NEWS photo Mike Wakefield starting at 9 a.m. Similar tours will be held simultaneously in ROGER Mitchell (left) and Bruce Beveridge practise at the North Shore Winter Central and Eastern Canada Club in anticipation of the Strathcona Cup. The world’s oldest international curling with the competition wrapping competition will make two stops on the North Shore this week. up with a final showdown in Toronto Jan. 31. The country that wins the most games over equal over the years with Canada holding an 11-10 advantage the entire tour will earn the Cup. All B.C. sessions are open to after their win in 2009. The trophy they’re playing for is an impressive one, donated the public free of charge. West Vancouver’s Bruce Beveridge, a NSWC curler, is the by Scottish-born Canadian Donald Smith who was a renowned chairman of the West tour and a competition veteran — he was a businessman, politician and philanthropist who later became member of the Canadian team that traveled to Scotland in 2009 Lord Strathcona. The Cup was fashioned by silversmiths in to claim the trophy. While the Canadians are keen to defend Glasgow at the turn of the century and given to the Royal their title, they’re equally enthusiastic about showing the old Caledonia Club by Lord Strathcona, who was then the High Commissioner of Canada country visitors a good time. “It’s a very imposing, large, sterling silver trophy,” said “They treated us well and we intend to treat the Scots well when they’re here,” said Beveridge. “It’s just the fellowship of Beveridge. It’s also a bit of a hermit — the Scots won’t allow the Cup out of the country because of its value. “They keep it locked the sport and (this competition) brings it out to its fullest.” You won’t see current superstars like Glenn Howard or Brad away in a silversmith’s vault most of the time.” That won’t stop Canadians like Beveridge, a former champion Gushue in the event but the level of play will be fairly high, said of Quebec who played in the Brier in 1967, from trying to Beveridge. “It’s not the elite curlers but obviously they’re serious curlers lay claim to it again. Regardless of who wins, the competition because they’re prepared to take that much time out of their lives will maintain the bonds between two of the sport’s most and spend some money going across the country,” he said. The competition, which was first held in 1903, has been amazingly See Strathcona page 25

another marathon world record Andy Prest

HEADING into last month’s Honolulu Marathon, North Vancouver record-setting senior runner Betty Jean (BJ) McHugh worried that she might finally be getting a little old for the 26-mile slogs. Her previous two marathons — Rome in 2009 and Chicago in 2011 — didn’t go as well as she’d hoped, leaving doubt in her mind about whether she’d have success in the Hawaii race, an event she’s participated in a number of times before. “I was sort of concerned, I thought maybe I’m over the hill here,” McHugh said. Her concerns were understandable. By many people’s definitions she is, in fact, double over the hill. She’s 85. Her worries, however, were unfounded. All McHugh did was blast the course in a time of 5:12:03, setting a new world record in the 85-89 age category while erasing all of her doubts. “I was totally shocked,” she said. “I felt great. I’ve done that marathon seven times and I think this was the first time I’d actually run it non-stop. Going out we go up over Diamond Head, which is fine because you’re fresh, but coming back you go up the other side and it’s uphill and it’s longer. Not as steep but longer. Usually I cheat a bit there and walk but this time I felt really good.” It’s not a shock that McHugh set a world record — she’s toppled more than 30 age group records at various distances and ages since she began running at the age of 50 — but what was surprising for the octogenarian was where her inspiration came from for this See Three page 25

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Three generations complete record-setting race From page 24

race. Her 21-year-old granddaughter Ava, who had never before attempted a marathon, suggested last summer that three generations of McHughs — Grandma BJ, son Brent and granddaughter Ava — should all run the Hawaii race together. BJ was a little skeptical when she first heard the idea. “I said, ‘Yeah, but Ava, you don’t run,’” she recalled with a laugh. BJ agreed to the plan, however, and all three McHughs put in excellent performances with 58-year-old Brent clocking a time of 3:38 to finish 17th in his age group and Ava racing to the finish line to beat Grandma, clocking a time of 4:53. “I was expecting to see Ava lying in a ditch crying because she didn’t like it,” said BJ, laughing again. “(But) she just loved it.” BJ credits the presence of her family — along with some of her normal running buddies and a few cheerleaders in the crowd — with pushing her to a strong finish. “All of those things help,” she said. “You don’t want to look bad in front of your friends.” Her success, however, is no fluke. When the North Shore News caught up with her this week she was a little disappointed because icy roads had kept her from her usual 6 a.m. run with her friends. No worries though — she went to yoga instead and planned on going for a run in the afternoon. BJ said that before Hawaii she had an inkling that it would be her last marathon but her success has her re-evaluating that stance. There are five major marathons in the world, she said — London, New York, Boston, Chicago and Berlin — and she’s done them all except for Berlin. A trip to Germany might provide a fitting end to her marathon career. Whether or not that happens, she still plans to do “lots” more half marathons, including The First Half coming up in Vancouver in February. McHugh said she still has doubts sometimes about her late-life racing career but she is living proof of the old cliché that age is only a number. “As you get older you start to just wonder if this is totally good for you,” she said, laughing again. “I certainly know my body well enough, I know what my pace should be and I don’t stretch it.” To hear more from BJ McHugh check out her 2011 memoir, My Road to Rome.

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THREE generations of the McHugh family — Brent (left), BJ and Ava — celebrate the completion of the Honolulu Marathon. Grandma BJ set a world record in the 85-89 age group.

field notes

Carson grad ends CIS career with rugby title CARSON Graham grad Beth McNeill was named a tournament all-star after helping St. Francis Xavier’s women’s rugby team to a resounding 370 victory over Guelph in the CIS championship final on their home pitch in Antigonish, N.S.

With the win, coming at the end of the fall semester, Xavier avenged a loss to that same Guelph team in last year’s final and collected their second national title of the past three years. Leading

just 5-0 at halftime, the X-Women exploded for 32 points in the second half to cap off an undefeated 13-0 season and claim the third national title in school history. For McNeill, a fifth-year fly half, this was the last game of a unique CIS career that included two years of basketball at Thompson Rivers University followed by three years of rugby at St. FX. — Andy Prest Email information for the North Shore News sports section to

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DYER - Margaret Pauline 1918 - 2012 Passed away peacefully December 17. Predeceased by her husband Fred. Survived by Susan, George (Myrna), Steven (Rita), Six grandchildren, three great grandchildren. Celebration of Life, Saturday, January 12 at 1pm, St. Agnes Church, 530 East 12th Street, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to a charity of choice. • • •

Memorial Gifts

Lions Gate Hospital Foundation wishes to thank those individuals who made a donation in the month of December 2012 in memory of the following individuals: Jack Agnew Bryan Bacon Donald Balkwill Adrian Baxter Danielle Bay David Bensted Laurence (Laurie) Bogue Garry Bolen Mohamad Bonakdarpour Bette Booth Gregg Booth Philip Booth James Brickley Andrew Bunten Lawrence Burns Jacquie Butler Edith Cameron Jack Caplan Gordon Caruso Marion M. Chappell Fong-Lan Chiu Joseph Chuma Francesca Ciccarello Werner Claus Stephanie Cockell Wendy Mae Cohen Helen Cruickshank Mariangelo Cusano Michael Cutler John De Jesus Phillip De Souza Gary Debolt Douglas Deeks Linda Denley John d’Erceville Usha Desai Valerie Dimsdale Rita DiSpirito Fred Dulley Terry Duncombe Roy Dungey Muriel Edwards

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John Reid Oreste Riccio Anthony Richardson Louis Rivers Giuesppina Rogers Soheil Roohani Max Rose Alex Rothpath Maurice Roughley George Russell James “Jay” Sedgwick Muriel Simpson Karen Smith Ghil Snowden Don and Steven Souter Tom Steele Ada Stephens Frank Stone Antti and Meimi Suni Marjorie Szach Spencer Temple Veryan Thompson Helen Tiers Charles Trimble Mary K. Turnbull Klazina and C.M. van Rikxoort Frank Watt Tillie Watts John Welch Bernie Wells Lorne Wick Jean Willison Gordon Willmon Gertrude Wilson Lorne Wilson Robert J. Wilson Diane Winstanley Jenny Won Peter Wong Gerald Younger

Donations made in honour of these individuals have been designated to the North Shore Hospice, the purchase of medical equipment, the chemotherapy clinic, pediatrics and The Hope Centre. Donations may be made on-line at, by telephone at 604-984-5785 or at the Foundation office at Lions Gate Hospital, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7.




BROWN, James Andrew

Passed away suddenly, at his home in Burnaby BC, on Tuesday, January 1st, 2013. He was in his 37th year. Dear son of Barbara English and step-father Jim English of Lion’s Bay BC and John Brown and stepmother Ruth Ann of Owen Sound ON. Loving brother of John E. Brown of Whistler, BC. Special nephew of Donald and Mary MacLennan of Owen Sound, dear cousin of Kate MacLennan of North Vancouver BC and Jennifer MacLennan of Toronto, ON. Dear grandson of June Evans Durrant of Owen Sound. Predeceased by his grandparents, James Evans of Georgetown ON, John and Helen Brown of Dunnville, ON and his Aunt Kathryn Brown, Windsor ON. He will be sadly missed by his extended family and friends. A celebration of Jim’s life will be held at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Park Gate Avenue, North Vancouver, BC at 1 pm Friday January 11, 2013. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the BRITISH COLUMBIA BRAIN INJURY ASSOCIATION ( or charity of your choice. For those wishing to share a memory of Jim, please visit

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Marcia quietly left us on December 22, 2012, shortly after her 80th birthday. Everyone considered it a privilege to know Marcia. She was a vibrant soul who will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Predeceased by her husband Merv (1976), Marcia is survived by her sister Norma (Bob) Howard, daughter Susan (Peter) Shrimpton, son Jim Rowlands, family and friends. Marcia grew up in Vancouver, BC, went to UBC & Pitman’s where she met many of her lifelong friends including her husband. Marcia retired in 1997 after working for years as school secretary at Braemar Elementary. Susan & Jim would like to thank dear friends who provided incredible love and support during Marcia’s last few weeks. A 'Celebration of Life' will be held on February 9 at 2:00 pm at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier in North Vancouver.




Oct. 7, 1917 - Dec. 31, 2012

Mary Frances Symons (nee Moxley) died December 31, 2012 at 95 years young. Lovingly remembered by her 5 children: Frank (Krystyna), Mary Elizabeth, Linda (Bill), Joanna (Bob), Paul; her grandchildren Frank III, Deborah (Tom), Suzanne (Austin), Scott (Marci), Rachel (Tim), Jessica (Taneli), Andrew (Jessica), Shawna, Graham, Krystal (Quentin)and Noelle (Philip); and 10 great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by her beloved husband, Stewart; her sisters Catherine and Sara-Lee. A celebration of Mary’s life will be held at West Vancouver’s North Shore Unitarian Church on Friday, January 11, 2013, 2pm at 370 Mathers Avenue. If friends so desire, in lieu of flowers donations may be made to Doctors without Borders/ Medecins sans Frontieres. For those wishing to share a memory of Mary, please go to

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ZAPLASKI, Lilia Meri (nee Moreno) May 27, 1929 - Dec 25, 2012 Surrounded by loving family, our "Noni" passed peacefully in North Vancouver, BC after a valiant battle with cancer on Christmas Day. Predeceased by her cherished husband Anthony Charles (1968). Lilia is survived by her daughter Margaret (John), daughter Mara (Richard) and son Edward (Erika) and the joys of her life grandchildren Jessica, Jacob, Merina, Anthony and William as well as various siblings including sister Delfa and many nieces and nephews. Born in Tariba, Venezuela, Lilia immigrated to Montreal, QC in 1958 and moved to North Vancouver, BC in 1988. Lilia will be forever remembered for her love and dedication towards family, her love of life and witty humour. A celebration of life mass will be held in the near future. Thank you to the nurses with North Shore Home Care and all the staff at North Shore Hospice during the last hours of Lilia’s life. We love you Noni! You will be truly missed!




TENENYEI Les (Laslo) Andrew May 2, 1934 - Dec. 29, 2012 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Les after a short illness at Lions Gate Hospital. He now rests peacefully and is finally pain free in the arms of the Lord. He is survived by his loving wife Mary of 29 years, and the three children of his heart, Don Urdea Jr (Karen), Karen Seeley (Bill), Susan Urdea (Don), 15 grandchildren, and 13 greatgrandchildren. Sisters-in-law, Betty Escott, Theresa Biddlecombe, brother-in-law Leo Peters (Aline), and numerous nieces and nephews. Les was born in Budapest, Hungary in 1934 and was orphaned by the age of 10. He was taken in by a farming family until the age of 16, when he returned to Budapest to gain an education and to comply with mandatory military service. In 1956 in order to escape communist rule while a soldier, he made his way to an immigration camp in Italy where he chose immigration to Canada (he said it was because Canada had the shortest lineup). While here he became a member of the Boiler Makers Union and spent a long successful career as a steel fabricator at various shops around the lower mainland. His design and welding skills can be seen the world over. In 1983 he met and married the love of his life Mary, and said that he finally gained the family he had always wanted. He and Mary shared a love of dancing and in a particular ballroom, he gained a reputation as a professional videographer at professional ballroom events in Vancouver and Seattle, which also led to hundreds of weddings and special events. He was also a keen musician who could play numerous instruments and spent hours entertaining all with his beloved electric 'church style' organ. 'Papa Les' will be deeply missed by his family and friends. A very special thank you to the doctors and nursing staff at Lions Gate and St. Paul’s Hospitals who cared for him and commented on his never ending sense of humour through all the pain. We encourage all who knew Les to join family at a Mass of Christian Burial at Holy Trinity Parish, 2725 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, on Saturday January 12, 2013 at 11:00 a.m. Father James Comey Celebrant. A light luncheon to follow in the church hall. In lieu of flowers donations to Lions Gate or St. Paul’s Hospitals in Les’s memory would be welcome. To sign the book of condolences, please click on


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Condos/ Townhouses


Q. A.

Seniors’ One-Stop Info Line, 604-983-3303/604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources


NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547


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

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see id5578


North Vancouver

NORTH VAN open house Sun Jan 6 2pm-4pm 1703 W 2nd, reno’d 2 bdrm 2 bath 2 prkng, pano SW view, Sutton Group Erika Stapelmann 604-644-8590


5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 ID: 76788

PALM DESERT: 4BDRM/3BTH 73860 White Stone Lane 4 Bdrm, 3 full baths, Pool, Spa, outdoor Grill, in center of Shadow Mountain Golf Course, large yard, 8 citrus trees, great views North & South, all amenities, remodeled with all high end appliances & high quality fixtures, 2 high efficient furnaces & air conditioners, on dead end short street with little traffic & fairways on both sides of home, selling furnished. $795,000. email:

Houses - Sale Surrey


6020-38 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



Out Of Town Property

BAJA, MEXICO Custom built seaside homes starting at $79,000. 800-409-6320

E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628


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

Vancouver East Side

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

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

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


Lots & Acreage

Houses - Sale


Chilliwack 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

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640


Port Moody

New Westminster

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

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

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INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642

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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The accent continues on ambition, status, prestige relationships and your dealings with authorities. From 2008 to 2024, higher-ups are serious, implacable, heavy-handed. Yet, from 2011 to 2018, rebellious urges visit you strongly; you have seldom been so unwilling to compromise. The result could be a battle royal: but before you enter it, contemplate their motives and your options. To succeed, fulfill higher-ups’ dreams and social wishes, which are the same as your own financial, research and/or sexual goals. Sorry this is puzzling: no other way to express it. Clues Sunday. Taurus April 20-May 20: Soon love questions will be resolved – the mysterious, the lustful, will dissolve to become understanding, gentle affection. (That’s not a decrease in love, but a transformation to a stronger base.) Continue, all month, to avoid friction with higher-ups: smile, tackle chores promptly. You might be “kicked upstairs” – into a management role. The nicest thing: these weeks are filled with a mellow wisdom: useless fears melt away. Relationships (to autumn 2015) are slow, demand loyalty and “repeated effort” – but this trend also brings the right mate to singles – clues Sunday. Gemini May 21-June 20: As I predicted, your friendship circle has begun to grow over the last few months (compared to 1996-2011). This month, you might fear that the old barrier has returned, as a solitary mood steals over you. But this is temporary – by late January, and especially February to June (and doubly especially in April) your optimism will return, and friendships will increase again! Meanwhile, use the solitude, depths, mysteries and urges of the present to invest, or to make good changes in your life: bold changes! (Best Thursday/Friday.) Protect health Sunday/Monday. New vistas midweek.

For Sale by Owner



S. Surrey/ White Rock

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see id5575


For Sale by Owner





Are there courses or education programs on the North Shore for seniors? The North Shore Multicultural Society, 604-988-2931, Silver Harbour Centre, 604-980-2474, and the West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre, 604-925-728, all offer workshops and lectures as do North Shore public libraries. Capilano University’s Eldercollege runs a wide variety of courses, with campuses on the North Shore and on the Sunshine Coast. They will be having an open house on January 12th from 10:00 am to 12:30 pm at the in the Student Union Lounge of the Capilano University Library Building. Call them at 604-984-4901.

Condos/ Townhouses

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Cancer June 21-July 22: This week starts with romance and/or passion – and/or, because the passion can be creative, or about a risky venture, or passion for a child’s future. Be careful in these – a secret, a too-lustful approach, or a money or health factor (e.g., herpes) could lead love into disappointment or anger. Be moderate. Tackle chores midweek. Thursday/Friday bring opportunity and opposition. True love is a potential all week, but if true love is born now, it’s likely to be a fiery, perhaps rocky one! The weekend is for mulling, figuring it all out. All month, invest or research in career. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: A pile of work faces you. (With more chores than you might suspect on the home front, as Sunday/Monday hint.) Might as well plunge in and get it done. A relationship heats up now into February – this can be love or enmity, but a definite societal, intellectual, travel, cultural or legal theme accompanies it. “Dynamic” couples might agree to wed – or travel. Tuesday/Wednesday emphasize romance, pleasure, sports, creative surges and speculative ventures, but only Tuesday “come through.” There’s that work – in spades – Thursday/Friday. Careful Saturday eve: wrong relationship! Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: The accent lies on romance, creativity, sports, games, charming kids, beauty and pleasure – you’re riding a winning streak, especially Thursday/Friday, when a new love affair or a new creative project could start. But work demands your attention, too. This week, a schedule keeps you from careening all over the place. (Ignore schedules next week, when opportunities need flexibility.) Sunday (better) and Monday (a dud) feature short trips, communications, curiosity and variety. Attend to your foundations, home and family (and your need for rest) midweek – start projects Tuesday.

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

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Jan. 6 - Jan. 12, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: The focus lies on home, children, nutrition, land, security, retirement. These basic matters are undergoing deep, significant change in the 2008-2024 period. Many Librans “made their nest” in the last three years: but now you might be spending on that nest, or on your children. You don’t mind, because you see the lasting value involved. Still, keep expenses in line with a conservative income picture, now to late 2015 (clues Sunday/Monday). A romantic thread winds through January, could lead you to a true mate, especially from the 21st into February. Security and amour don’t mix. Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent lies on communications and travel, especially Thursday/ Friday, when a new project might emerge. Be curious – what you find now might form the basis for future projects/actions. E.g., you might wander into a neighbourhood where your next home will be. Act slowly, wisely and gently on the home front all month. Your energy and charisma soar Sunday/ Monday (though little might get done Monday – stick to routine jobs). Chase money, buy/sell Tuesday. Settle into home comforts Saturday – a.m. lucky, p.m. not. Soon – not yet – a major, beneficial lifestyle change will arrive. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: Chase money (buy/ sell, expand clients, tug your boss’s shirttail, etc.). That will be easier next week than this one, but by waiting you might miss a good opportunity (probably Thursday/Friday) to launch a lucrative process. You’ll feel restless all month, as a streak of curiosity and wanderlust draw you toward a pleasurable (or romantic) destination. Reading, writing, news media and coffee shops can ease your itchy feet. If you have feelings for someone, tell them. Don’t mistake solitude for security. Lie low, rest early week. You shine Monday/Tuesday! Travel Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and effectiveness continue at a yearly high. Start important projects, see and be seen, call in favours, propose new schemes to bosses or employees. You’re on a rise! Money flows to you all month – bank it, or you could lose more than you gain. Spend only – carefully – on household items, real estate, food and shelter. Your optimism, cheerfulness and happiness rise on a swell of friendly feeling Sunday/Monday. (Monday, money and social plans might conflict.) Until late 2015 your hopes and wishes will be sober, serious – and more likely to come true. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Retreat, plan. Rest, contemplate. Support others, and seek support if you need it. Therapy, charitable acts, interfacing with government agencies or corporate head offices – these go well. Your determination and sex appeal are strong now, but keep them “in reserve.” Avoid overexertion, and overstaying your welcome. By the 19th onward, you’ll burst into an all-round explosion of accomplishment. Higher-ups are observing Sunday/ Monday. Smile, rather than vent your frustration Monday. Hope returns midweek. But the full extent of your weariness hits Thursday/Friday: find sweet rest. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: This week and next bring popularity, light romance, wish fulfillment, entertainment and optimistic plans for the future. Be thoughtful Sunday/Monday. Wisdom will nudge you to reject a money source that’s “tainted” or too secretive. Be ambitious Tuesday; act early, take steps to firm/form alliances and seize career opportunities. Wednesday’s the same, a pleasant, ambitious day – trouble is, it yields little. Stick to routine. That popularity and light romance arrive strongly Thursday/ Friday – enjoy! But retreat Saturday, take a rest. All month, avoid unsavoury people and locales. • Reading: 604-886-4808

REAL ESTATE RENTALS Recreation Property


Recreation Property



Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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

1 BR Time Share Membership, 1 week per year in Hawaii, Royal Aloha Vacation Club incls 3 wks banked & transfer fee. $2500. 604-261-5488,

GET AWAY - Mayne Island Turn Key house, 2 BR + suite, all for $320,000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



Bach from 845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1630


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

151 W 2nd St, Bachelor,NP avail immed, 1 prkg, storage laund. $1,250.778-228-9512


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

2 BR, $1190, Now or Feb 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BDRM Beautiful Deep Cove heat, h/w & prkg. ns/np, avail Now, $800/mo, 604-929-8819

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Feb 1st Call 604-988-3828


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

1 BDRM (Lonsdale & W 5th) Feb 1, ns/np gtd prkng, S facing 604-983-9469 $900 inc heat, h/w 1 BR & 2 BR, large, hw flrs, bright avail Jan 1, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 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

North Vancouver 144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

1 BR ($1300) & 2 BR ($1800), suites $1800. Available Jan 1 & Feb 1. Well maint ste with d/w. Professionally managed building close to all amenities with new fitness centre. No pets, 1 yr lease. Call 604-983-6920

1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $960, Feb 1, 604-220-6817 1BR $870 16/St George, lrg, view, incl ht & hotwater, nr bus/ shops, no pets, ns, 778-889-4719 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Feb 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BR $1150, Feb 1, central Lonsdale, hw flrs, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR bsmt, Upper Lonsdale, kitchen, wd, incls hydro, $1150, ns, np, avail Feb 1, 604-986-4471 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2BR $1050, Jan 1 or 15/2013. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 BR’s $1450 & $1525, hardwood flrs, incls heat, hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. No Pets, refs, avail Jan 31st, 778-320-1554 BACH central Lonsdale, balcony, spacious, full kitchen & bath, ns, np, $788, Feb 1, 604-904-7545 Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Feb 1, 604-202-3458

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $850 ★ Large 2 BR $1460 No pets, 604-988-7379

TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1295 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406 Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Feb 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


Recently reno’d 800sf, available in quiet waterfront building, exceptional ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment

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.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

1 BDRM/1 BATH DUNDARAVE VILLAGE Large apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No pets. Available immediately. $1200/month. Call 604-922-0181 or email info@ for more info.


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

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


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

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

2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment

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

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

The Pink Palace on the Seawall

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


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322


3 Bdrm

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


Furnished Accommodation

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



A redevelopment is being proposed for 3508 and 3520 Mt. Seymour Parkway, currently two single-family lots on a combined 16,181 square foot assembly. You are invited to a meeting to discuss the project. Date: Wednesday, January 9, 2013 Time: 6:30 – 8:30pm Location: Parkgate Community Centre – 2nd Floor 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver The applicant proposes to rezone the site from single-family zoning to a comprehensive development zone to permit a 16unit townhouse project. The proposed three level units are approximately 1,225 square feet in area and have three bedrooms. A total of 33 underground parking stalls are provided. The meeting is being held by Daniel Diebolt, a representative of Diebolt Parkgate Development LP, in compliance with the District of North Vancouver Council Policy. The applicant will present details of the proposal and discuss any concerns residents may have. Information Packages are being distributed to residents within 75 meter radius of the site. If you would like to receive a copy or if you would like more information, contact Steven Petersson of the Community Planning Department at 604990-2378 or Daniel Diebolt at 778-322-1440 or bring your questions and comments to the meeting. *This is not a Public Hearing. Council will receive a report from staff on issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the proposal at a later date.

Sunday, January 6, 2013 - North Shore News - A29


Furnished Accommodation


Houses - Rent

1 BR, Ambleside, $1200/mo all inclusive, min 2 months, ns, np. ref’s, 604-922-5158 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit Panoramic View, 3 BR, 2bath, , 2 lrg view decks, $2100 incls cable/ net/utils, NS, Feb 1st, 604-926-0026, 778-229-1601 QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites

SHORT TERM 2-6 /mo, 2 BR Avail Now, $1700 inclusive, ns/np 604-988-6082


Houses - Rent

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - 2 BR semi waterfront $1975 - 2 BR seaside cottage $2325 W VAN gated priv residence, Stainless & granite kitch, 2BR + den + full inlaw ste/3rd BR, nr amens, ns, $3500, 604-715-7467


Office/Retail Rent

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


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Jan. 1, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394

1 ROOM avail Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $560 incl utils. 604-982-0256

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 prkng spot, cls to school, bus, mall, $1900+util 604-562-2710 604-987-1844

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

4 BDRM, 2 bath, den, rec room, hardwood, SS kitchen West Van, Immed. $3250/m. 604-925-1728

4th PERSON to share 4 br house nr LGH, suit wrkg person, Jan 15, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257

4 BDRM, 2 bath, rec rm, f/p, 5 appls, ns/np, N Van, $1800/mo, avail Now, 604-988-3206 AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553 DUNDARAVE CHARACTER home lrg crnr lot, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, A v a i l F e b 1 $3 1 0 0 m n t h 1-604-223-1150


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1200 incl utils, avail Feb 1, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/internet, ns np nr bus $900+util, refs 604-781-4687


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR, 2 ba, bsmnt ste $1280 & 3 bdrm 3 bath $2740, 2 fl upper house, will rent sep or tgthr, Cap Rd/Fullerton Ave area, shrd lndy, np, Hse avail Jan 15th or Feb 1, ste avail now. 1 yr lease 604-440-5919

2BDRM BSMT SUITE; Grand Boulevard area Feb 1; quiet, no smokers, would suit working professionals; 1600 sq ft; No Pets; $1,650 monthly; utilities not included. 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620 LARGE 2 bdrm bsmt ste Edgemont Blvd, $1400 inc hydro, avail Jan 15. 604-616-6443 L eg al 2 BR garden s t e, Ambleside, great cond, nice big kitchen, inste ldry, South facing patio, prefer 1, $1450 incl utils, NOW, NS/NP, 604-926-1430


Townhouses Rent

3 BR, w/d, d/w, hardwood, unfinished bsmt, near 2nd Narrows bridge, 2 prkg, $1900 + utils, avail now. 604-319-0362 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 604-363-4322


Wanted To Rent

Looking for Parking Spot to rent around 15th and Lonsdale area. Please call 778-628-1118.

A30 - North Shore News - Sunday, January 6, 2013



Auto Finance



STK 951470 WAS $45,900

WAS $24,900

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

Leather, sunroof, only 59,000kms.

AWD, leather, loaded.

NOW $42,898

NOW $22,900


STK 951430 WAS $14,900

STK 951190 WAS $38,900

5spd, only 16,000kms.

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314

AWD, NAV, DVD, loaded.

NOW $11,998


NOW $35,988


Collectibles & Classics


4matic, fully appointed.

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

STK 951610 WAS $29,900

NOW $26,900


Nav, DVD, 4x4, loaded. STK 951410 WAS $46,900

NOW $42,900

WAS $39,900

NOW $36,900

1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993


AWD, loaded. Stk 9949910 WAS $38,900

NOW $32,900



STK 950850 WAS $35,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

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

Leather, sunroof, loaded.

8 pass, loaded.

NOW $30,742

NOW $26,480



WAS $48,800

WAS $18,995



Stk 951550 WAS $39,900

WAS $15,900


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


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

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

We Loan Our Own $$$$ 12 CHEV SONIC LS


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


Luxury Cars

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

9160 1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

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

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


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Sports & Imports

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

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

NOW $43,890

2500 LTZ, fully loaded.

NOW $16,800

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

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes 1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

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

NOW $35,355

NOW $12,851



WAS $13,995

Stk 951620 WAS $23,900

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Auto, a/c, loaded.

V6, auto, loaded.

NOW $9,688

NOW $19,900



STK 8G56302 WAS $17,900

Stk 951490 WAS $27,900

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

NOW $14,900

NOW $23,900

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1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119

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2009 Mercedes C230 4Matic $26,850 2006 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $22,850 2005 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $16,850 2006 Mercedes Slk280 $22,850 2010 Smart, Only 48,000kms $8,850 2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD, Only 41,200kms $14,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD, Only 98,000kms $5,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD, Only 94,000kms $15,850

Sports & Imports

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



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

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714 or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM 2002 Acura MDX AWD, Only 99,000kms $12,850 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro, 76,000kms $12,850 2004 BMW 325i, 4dr Sedan, Only 52,000kms $13,850 2006 Toyota Camry, 77,600kms $12,850 2007 Toyota Yaris, 52,000kms $9,850 2005 Mazda 3, 5spd, 98,000kms $6,850 2003 Honda Accord Coupe, 90,000kms $9,850 1992 Lexus LS400, 131,000kms $5,850

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486



1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564



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

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. $8500 obo. 778-889-3459

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

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

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

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Sports & Imports


2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $7,500 OBO, Call 778-279-1490 2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518


2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack


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2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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North Shore News January 6 2013