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Nurses protest hospital staff levels Union says shortage evident at LGH; province promises more nurses by 2016

Jeremy Shepherd

A lack of staffing resulting in substandard care for patients in B.C. hospitals prompted dozens of nurses to take to Lions Gate Bridge Thursday afternoon.

The nurses handed brochures to drivers and carried placards calling for the provincial government to make good on last year’s deal to add 2,100 nurses to B.C. hospitals by 2016. “We made a lot of significant gains in our contract in October. None of them have been implemented,” said Kath-Ann Terrett, chairwoman of the Coastal Mountain region of the B.C. Nurses Union. “We haven’t got any new hires.” Staff will be added over the next few years, according to Ryan Jabs, a communications officer with the B.C. Ministry of Health. “We just reached it (the new agreement) two or three months ago, so it’ll be implemented over time,” he said. At Lions Gate Hospital, which Terrett said was about average for the province, the nurse shortage is quickly evident. “If you look at the seventh floor at Lions Gate Hospital, they have code white, which is an aggressive patient, three to four times a day,” she said. “We have patients in patient lounges, in physio rooms.” A few decades ago, a patient getting his appendix out might have recovered in the hospital for a week. Now, he would be discharged within 24 hours, according to Terrett. Because patients tend to be discharged earlier, hospital stays are both shorter and more critical, requiring nurses to function in triage-like conditions, according to Terrett. Recording each patient’s history and condition is frequently done under duress, she said. “I have nurses going home in tears because they can’t provide excellent care. They rush through their charting instead of doing precise charting. That’s usually a time when you reflect and think about the care you’ve given. It’s what we call just cover-your-ass charting right now.’” Other grievances include a failure to replace nurses who call in sick and a lack of opportunities for young nurses. “I resent having to pay (for) overtime when . . . we have 300 nursing students who haven’t got jobs,” she said. Adding 2,100 nurses is a way to give patients adequate care, rather than excellent care, See Nurses page 5

Police blame iPod use for near-fatal Parkway accident James Weldon

A 70-year-old North Vancouver man is in hospital with serious injuries after being run down by a distracted driver on Mount Seymour Parkway, according to police. The senior was on his way home from the gym at about 2:30 p.m. Thursday when a 19-year-old motorist reportedly veered on to the sidewalk from the thoroughfare’s eastbound lane and struck him. She had been distracted by an iPod at the time, said investigators. “She was adjusting something on it,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, a spokesman for North Vancouver RCMP. “She admitted to using this device, and next thing you See Driver page 5

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Not always a bed at Youth Safe House Teens being turned away from NV refuge

Annie Ellison

THE North Shore Youth Safe House had to turn away more atrisk youth than it could accommodate in 2012.

The four emergency beds and two transitional beds at the safe house, run by Hollyburn Family Services, constitute the only resources serving homeless and troubled youth from Deep Cove to Pemberton. “We have a crisis. We have young people homeless on our streets,” said Hollyburn youth services co-ordinator Paul Butler. “This December we are turning away many young people who need our help due to lack of space in our small facility,” he said. The safe house provides a temporary respite for kids who, for whatever reason, have nowhere else to go. The house also connects them to resources in the community. “A shelter is about a bed. What we do is have immediate NEWS photos Mike Wakefield services available for youth,” said Butler. PAUL Butler, youth services co-ordinator for Hollyburn Family Services, stand at the door of the North Shore Youth Safe House. An increasing The safe house, like other number of teens are being turned away from the home’s limited number of beds. charitable organizations, is school’s property, said Diane. experiencing a debilitating shortfall in donations this year. The lack of affordable housing on the North Shore also drives The funding grant that sustains the house comes through homelessness, while overcrowded high schools mean that more the federal Homelessness Partnering Strategy for the Metro kids slip through the cracks, she said. Vancouver region and is overseen by the Vancity Community There is also no detox treatment program for youth or adults Foundation. But every two years the future of the house faces on the North Shore. uncertainty because there is no guarantee that the funding will “We want to be seen as this super, active, healthy family be extended. environment. We don’t want to admit we have a lot of troubled It costs roughly $400,000 annually to run the safe house, youth,” said Diane. according to Butler. Most community members are not aware that there are youth “We don’t know if that money is going to be there in two sleeping in bathrooms, parks and cars, she said. years,” said Butler. “Meanwhile, we make sure every dime counts. The kids using the safe house come from all economic We have to.” backgrounds. “They’re the kid next door. They’re North Shore Between 150-200 youth per year come through the home. In born and raised,” said Diane. the most recent homeless count, the North Shore had the highest Without anywhere else to go, kids will remain in bad home increase in youth homelessness in Metro Vancouver. situations. But, Butler is wary of broadcasting about the safe The teens come from Squamish, Whistler, Pemberton as well house because it is already always full. as the North Shore. Hollyburn also provides long-term housing for six 18-24 year Guests at the safe house get access to a bed, food and The Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore Shelter is olds and that initiative has been full since it opened. There are as basic necessities so they can carry on at school with minimal not an appropriate place for youth because the adult guests there many young people on the wait list as there are in the program. disruptions. The Vancouver Foundation provided capital and the District Diane (not her real name in order to protect her son’s identity) are more likely to have histories with substance abuse and mental of North Vancouver sold the houses to Hollyburn for one dollar. is a mother whose son stayed off the streets, in school and out of health issues, said Diane. There was no senior government funding for those houses. “You wouldn’t put a 13-year-old girl in there,” she said. danger due to his stay at the house. “We can build a bridge and new stadium roof, but when it There are many more emergency housing options in Vancouver, “They do more than give them a bed. They talk to them, give but staying across the inlet presents a logistical challenge. Often comes to caring for the most vulnerable it’s unavailable,” said them counselling and guidance,” she said. “It was a godsend,” said Diane. “It’s stressful enough when youth who have left home don’t have any cash on hand and Butler. In the past, Hollyburn has received exceptional community you’re having conflict at home, let alone worrying about where feel safer on the North Shore where they go to school, have support from local churches, Rotarians and the Lions Club. community support and know the lay of the land, said Diane. your kid is at night.” “It’s up to the community to provide a voice for at-risk youth. There may also be fewer foster home spaces on the North When youth phone and there are no beds available, they are given a list of other safe houses (that also might be full) along Shore because, due to relative affluence, fewer North Shore It’s not like they can march down the street to the government with bus fare. During times when a bed was not available, Diane’s parents are motivated by money to open their homes to foster and say, ‘Here I am.’ The cost is huge if we don’t take care of our youth,” said Butler. children (foster parents are paid for their services). son couch-surfed or slept outside. When fewer youth use emergency and justice services, it costs The only option is for the safe house to expand, said Diane. What Hollyburn needs in order to continue helping youth is According to the 2011 Canadian long form census, there are the system, and ultimately taxpayers, less money, said Butler. cash. The house provides socks and underwear, food and bare They are far less likely to use these services when they have a necessities like toothbrushes and sanitary pads that the strict 38,690 school-aged youth aged 19 or younger living in the three stable, respectful environment to go home to, he said. North Shore municipalities. federal government funding contract does not cover. The safe house initially faced skepticism from residents who According to Diane, the how and why only six beds serve such If the safe house were to double in size to eight beds, it would a large population of youth leads back to the larger issue of the feared its presence would bring down their property values. better meet the needs of the community, he said. Resistance was overcome through community dialogue. Helping youth off the streets is a beginning, but one week in “North Shore bubble.” “It actually benefits your community and makes it more There is little visibility or discussion of troubled youth because a home doesn’t end the cycle of homelessness. With this in mind, Hollyburn is also working towards a Legacy Fund for young admitting the issue would burst peoples’ idealistic image the healthy,” said Butler. “It’s about people understanding as a community that we can all help solve homelessness for young people to enter training programs and obtain the skills that will North Shore utopia, she said. For example, children from the Handsworth secondary people.” better their lives. “There’s a strong case that there should be close-to-home catchment area have the highest admission rate to Lions Gate “A few pennies go a long way,” said Butler. The safe house is truly the only suitable, safe option for Hospital for drug and alcohol abuse. The area is ostensibly See Make page 9 wealthy, but in early 2012 a student was living out of a car on the troubled North Shore kids.

A4 - North Shore News - Sunday, January 13, 2013

Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4736, 2012, 1821 Marine Drive (West Van Florist) Notice is given that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 - 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC, on Monday, January 21, 2013 at 7:00 p.m. to consider the following: Applicant:

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Subject Land: 1821 Marine Drive (as shown shaded on the plan below) Legal Description: Lot A Block Q District Lot 775 Plan 16883 Purpose:

The proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment would increase the FAR (Floor Area Ratio) for this property only from 1.75 to 2.0. There is no building proposed at this time; the rezoning deals only with the proposed increase in FAR. Prior to redevelopment occurring on the site, a Development Permit would be necessary. In 2008, the site was rezoned from C2 (Commercial 2) to AC2 (Ambleside Centre Zone 2) as part of the District’s implementation of the Ambleside Village Strategy. The applicant has demonstrated that a building at 2.0 FAR could have been constructed on the property under the previous C2 zone. The intent is to re-establish this previously permitted density of 2.0 FAR for this property.


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Driver in accident charged From page 1

know she’s up on the sidewalk.” The victim was rushed to Lions Gate Hospital with a broken leg, broken ribs and cuts to the head. The driver, who stayed at the scene of the accident, has been charged with driving with undue care and attention and driving while using an electronic device. De Jong said the incident highlights the dangers of using cellphones and other handheld gadgets while at the wheel. “I’m not sure how much more strongly I can word my message,” he said. “It’s a classic example of how one second’s worth of distraction could take someone’s life.” Although the victim wasn’t killed in this case, it was a close thing, added De Jong. “He got hit quite hard,” he said. “At 70 years old, it’s going to be a slow process for recovery.”

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POLICE, B.C. Ambulance Service paramedics and firefighters respond to an accident on Mount Seymour Parkway in North Vancouver Thursday afternoon. A distracted driver’s car hit and severely injured an elderly pedestrian.

Nurses too rushed: union according to Terrett, who said scrambling between departments has reduced the level of expertise that many nurses acquired from years working with similar patients. “How can you consolidate your skills if you’re going from floor to floor to floor?” Terrett asked. “If you don’t suction a tracheostomy for five years, you don’t feel very comfortable trying to do it again.” The haste necessitated by those working conditions has resulted in a failure to always take proper precautions, including sterilizing a work area. “People are so rushed that they are unable to give the care to prevent those kind of infections,” Terrett said, discussing the spread of the Norwalk virus. Despite her objections to the staffing levels at B.C. hospitals, Terrett said she loves her work. “There’s no better job on God’s earth,” she said. The nurses union chairwoman said she’s hopeful hospital staffing will become an election issue. “It’s just to remind the public there’s an election coming,” she said of the protest. “We want the government to keep their promise that public healthcare is a priority.”



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HE Mount Seymour Parkway crash that sent a 70-year-old pedestrian to hospital this week was doubtless unintentional, small consolation though that may be. Former Apple chairman Steve Jobs talked a lot about inventing tomorrow, and for the generation who increasingly treat smartphones like a physical appendage, his words have a haunting ring of prophecy. Many drivers seem to feel an irresistible need to text, update and tweet while at the wheel, rationalizing that the traffic light is red and this will only take a second. It is illegal to use a hand-held electronic device while driving in British Columbia, but that law may not go far enough. According to a study from Monash

University in Australia, using a mobile phone while driving raises the risk of a crash by 400 per cent, whether hands-free or not. Reaction time slows, the car’s speed and lateral position become unsteady, and the driver’s visual search patterns are impaired. Just like an open can of beer is legally required to be out of reach of drivers in this province, cellphones and iPods should probably be in the trunk before you get behind the wheel. The birds will still be angry and your Second Life avatar will still be alive when your first-life avatar reaches his destination. Tomorrow may have been invented, but the way people drive here is enough to make you long for yesterday.


You said it “If you can crack this thing, they’re going to get everything about us.” Privacy watchdog Vince Gogolek raises the alarm about the potential ramifications of a new medical ID card being introduced by the province that will incorporate the B.C. Drivers Licence for residents who want that option (from a Jan. 9 news story). ••• “I will never forget it; it’s a searing image. Not only is it beautiful, but it’s one of those moments when you say to yourself: ‘Am I really here?’” Former astronaut and current federal Liberal leader hopeful Marc Garneau recalls the first time he saw the Earth from orbit (from a Jan. 9 news story). ••• “We’re not a suburb anymore, we’re part of a major city metropolis.” District of North Vancouver Coun. Robin Hicks discusses higher density in the Lynn Valley town centre and the inevitability of change (from a Jan. 11 news story).

‘Out-of-bounders’ need to grow up An open letter to “Out-of-bounders”: Whether you ski, snowboard or snowshoe, I have a question to ask those of you who choose to go out-of-bounds. Why are you so selfish? Why is your pleasure of fresh powder, untouched by those who choose to stay in-bounds and safe, more important than the safety and well-being of those who have to come rescue you when you get into trouble? What makes your pleasure more important than someone’s good night’s sleep? After all, your folly

yanks them from their warm bed and, probably, their warm spouse, just to help you out of your cold, wet dilemma. Your selfishness drags them away from their family dinner table, just because you decided that safety was not important, or cool. “Hey! I’m the great outdoors guy/gal! Just look at me go!” Would you bang on the door of someone’s house in the middle of the night, waking them up, just for your pleasure and fun? Would you go to a banquet and dive into all of the food, ruining it for others?

Would you take away warmth and comfort and safety from others just because you thought it was a fun thing to do? Well, that is what you are doing when you decide that you have the right to go out-of-bounds. And some volunteer has to come bail you out. Quit being so selfish. Be more considerate. Grow up. Be a man. Be a woman. Start doing the right thing. Stay in bounds. Terry Platt West Vancouver

Creating community spirit is self-interest Dear Editor: I would like to congratulate a remarkable group of individuals, associations and local merchants in Lynn Valley who worked alongside the Lynn Valley Community Association to create “Lynn Valley Christmas.” This month-long festival was enjoyed by the community and also benefitted those in need locally through donations to the Lynn Valley Lions hamper fund. Thank you to the volunteers from Lynn Valley Community Association, Lynn Valley Lions, Lynn Valley Legion, Argyle secondary football team and the Lynn Valley Village Merchants Association whose efforts reflect an unrivalled sense of pride and community spirit that make Lynn Valley the best place to live.


Our efforts do not stop after Christmas. Lynn Valley Community Association works hard throughout the year to create community spirit in every season. In the spring, LVCA will be working with Lynn Valley Seniors Association on our annual park clean-up project and with the Lynn Valley Lions to bring you another spectacular Lynn Valley Days weekend. If you would like be an active part of your community and help us make Lynn Valley a great place to live, check out our website: We are proud to be “the bridge of our community” and believe that building community spirit is simply enlightened self interest. We would love to have you join us Eric Miura, president Lynn Valley Community Association

No gun means no trigger to pull Dear Editor: Mr. Leo Vanderbyl’s reasoning in connection with the killings in Connecticut in his Dec. 28 letter to the editor, SSRIs Can Make Kids Killers, is far-fetched. Against a knife and clubs, baseball bat and even a chainsaw teachers and students have a chance of defence to overcome the killer. Thinking rationally, a trigger cannot be pulled where there is no gun. Edgar Spallek, North Vancouver





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Come on, take a free ride on the short bus

FIRST, let’s acknowledge that the HandyDart is a wonderful invention and, for many, an absolute lifeline.

Then, let’s admit that given our druthers, few of us would choose to be in need of this complimentary door-to-door “shared-ride” service. From the time we’re born our desire for independence grows, and the older we get, the more we prefer to take charge of our own transportation. If we don’t become drivers or car-owners, we learn how to ride a bike, take the bus, order a cab, or guilt trip friends and relations into ferrying us to and fro. And then there’s the “short bus,” which is designed for physically or cognitively challenged folks who need extra help completing the basic task of getting around. It’s not something that one aspires to ride, but thank goodness it’s there for those who need it. That was my fate a few years ago after I’d undergone brain surgery. I was enrolled in rehab at Lions Gate Hospital to deal with confusion, memory issues, visual impairment, word-finding challenges and related stress.

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Kate Zimmerman The hospital is only a half hour’s walk from my house, but it was winter and I was still recovering, so I was kindly informed that transportation by HandyDart would be arranged for me. I already had plenty of fear of the unknown. Would my condition improve? Would I be able to resume my so-called career? Would I always find it hard to retrieve such basic words as “shelf” from my dented coconut? Suddenly, at 50, I couldn’t be trusted to get from one place to another by myself, and that would be clear to the entire neighbourhood the second the blue, white and yellow bus pulled into our driveway to pick me up. At first I was deeply embarrassed. But then I realized it was time to give my wounded head a shake.

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“Never mind,” I told myself. “The other people on the HandyDart are in the same boat. You could make a new friend. Just give your companions a big smile when you get on. Maybe there’s rock ’n’ roll tour-bus-style camaraderie! Road trip!” At the appointed hour, my first HandyDart arrived. I traipsed from my stoop to the mini-bus, said hello to the pleasant driver, and turned to face my new buddies with a cheerful “Good morning!” Answer came there none. There was a handful of people on this particular bus, none of them capable of speech, due to being severely disabled. Chastened, I sat down and, like them, passed the entire ride in silence. Occasionally there would be a chattier type on the bus. I remember one outgoing woman with multiple sclerosis. But mostly my fellow passengers were deeply in need of the HandyDart, sometimes to get to and from an Alzheimer’s care centre. Often the driver had to help passengers in and out of the vehicle, sometimes in their wheelchairs, and push them to the door. So I quickly realized that I was one of the lucky ones. I could enter and exit the bus without assistance, and, in my own mind, at least, my prognosis was for a



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From page 3 safe houses for youth,” said John Weston, MP for West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country. However, funding for such initiatives should not necessarily come from government agencies, he said. “It’s not always the role for the taxpayers, but for the community,” said Weston. “As a community the North Shore is known for its prosperity but is also renowned for its caring and compassion.” Weston said he will not support the expansion

of the safe house until he gains more information about the project. Until then, it’s up to us. “Youth are all promising, they just need some help,” said Diane. But because of the bed limitation, the North Shore Youth Safe House often cannot provide that help. According to Butler, staff at the safe house had to turn away three teens over the Christmas holiday season.

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CapU speaker series is a volunteer effort Lectures open university debate to all North Shore residents Jeremy Shepherd

THE seemingly uneasy relationship between psychology and spiritualism, the sound sleep of young children, and the transformation of human relationships

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“This is a volunteer effort of people displaying their expertise and interests,” said Robert Campbell, dean of the faculty of Arts and Sciences at Capilano. “People aren’t getting paid to do this. We provide a little organizational money and some expense money, but that’s about it.” Campbell is scheduled to kick-off the speaker series by introducing George’s lecture on Jan. 15 at the Lynn Valley Main Library in North Vancouver. The lecture is the fruit of George’s apprenticeship at an enclave of upstate New York spiritualists whose practices are the wellspring for an entire religion, according to George. A single question propelled the professor across the continent, according to George. “When a medium says that he or she is in contact with the soul of the dearly departed, what is that medium actually experiencing?” he said. The lecture, entitled The Medium’s Apprentice: A Psychologist Explores Spiritualism From the Inside, deals with the tension between personal and empirical evidence. “Proof to a spiritualist is not the same thing as proof to a scientist,” Leonard said. While not completely swayed, Leonard said he was touched by both the kindness and sincerity of the spiritualists he encountered. See Finding page 11

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EDWARD Hamilton, Capilano University communications instructor, will discuss technology and humanity through the filter of art as part of CapU’s public lecture series.

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“They have nothing to do with trickery,” he said. “I’m not a spiritualist, I didn’t convert, but that doesn’t mean that I can’t see value in what they’re doing.” While the practice of speaking to a soul on another plane of existence is not something Leonard endorses, he said he couldn’t wholly dismiss it because of the effect on many practitioners of spiritualism. “They believe that they have proof of the continuity of life after the grave,” he noted. “It seems to make them much nicer people.” Leonard is also slotted to serve as presenter when communications instructor Ted Hamilton looks at technology and humanity through the filter of art. Using Pieter Bruegel the elder’s painting Landscape with the Fall of Icarus as a jumping-off point, Hamilton is set to reveal intriguing parables from the fates of mythical creatures. For Hamilton, Icarus is the embodiment of the inappropriate use of technology. Using the waxen wings crafted by his father, Daedalus, Icarus flew too close to the sun and plummeted to earth as his wings melted in

the heat. While the bold strokes of the story are provocative, Hamilton is intrigued by the characters who might go unnoticed on first glance. “To tell you the truth, I’m less interested in Icarus than I am in his dad,” Hamilton said. Fearing his nephew might surpass him as the greatest inventor of the age, one myth holds that Daedalus killed his nephew, luring him to the edge of the cliff and then forcing him to choose between his life and preserving a great invention. The notion of the next great invention and the preservation of life being perceived as a dilemma is fascinating for Hamilton. Hamilton’s 30-minute lecture is scheduled for May 14 at the North Vancouver City Library on 14th Street. Other speakers are scheduled to focus on environmental stewardship and the question of whether creativity can be taught. For Campbell, the lectures are a way to bring the university to the North Shore. “Usually the majority of the people in the audience are not from Capilano University. We certainly invite our own staff and faculty and students to come . . . but we get a broad range of people from the community,” he said.

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A new program being offered in West Vancouver is focused on motivating North Shore residents to lead healthier lives.

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The District of West Vancouver’s Move More on the Shore program, a partnership with Vancouver Coastal Health, was launched in September 2012 and is based on the Healthiest Winner program, which has been offered in Vancouver since January 2010. Representatives of Vancouver Coastal Health approached West Vancouver about coming together to create a similar program, one that would be tailored to suit North Shore residents’ needs. “This is the first time that Vancouver Coastal Health and the District of West Vancouver have ever come together to offer a program that combines both healthy lifestyle and nutrition workshops as well as activity sessions,” says Jennifer Folkersen, Move More on the Shore program co-ordinator. Move More on the Shore is a 12-week lifestyle management and activity program open to those new or returning to exercise, as well as those who have been diagnosed with some form of chronic disease (diabetes, heart condition, etc.) and is offered at the West Vancouver Community Centre. “It’s really great for people that have no fitness level, they’re really starting from scratch, and all of the classes are based on that,” says Folkersen. “This is one of the most rewarding programs for sure that I’ve ever had the opportunity to work on,” she adds. Following a successful fall term, Move More on the Shore is gearing up for its second session, launching with an orientation evening Wednesday, Jan. 16, and district programmers are encouraging community members, both adults and seniors, to sign up. Sessions are led by a host of trained and certified health and fitness professionals, including a dietician from Vancouver Coastal Health, the North Shore’s active living co-ordinator and Folkersen, who is a personal trainer by trade, and they work to offer participants a safe and supportive environment to make positive change in their lives. “One of the biggest things for us is the (connection) within the group because the group seems to be what keeps them going,” says Folkersen. Following Wednesday’s orientation event, participants meet twice weekly, Monday and Wednesday evenings, at the community centre for: two activity sessions, which include basic weight room orientation, restorative yoga, zumba, aquafit and other group fitness classes; and one healthy lifestyle workshop featuring topics like active transportation, mindful eating, active living and eating for weight management. There were 12 participants in the fall session, which was eight weeks in duration, and a number experienced a drop in their blood pressure and waist circumference at the program’s end, as well as expressed feeling much better and stronger than when they first walked in the door. See Program page 16

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We work with students individually because we believe it’s the best way to coach people to become personal trainers. For those interested in being personal trained, our students are ready to work with you. As a client you pay a discounted rate for your experience of working with a student under their instructors’supervision. You get the benefit of personal training without the hefty price tag. Personal training is still a growing career option. Whether full-time or parttime it’s a great way to help others achieve the benefits of life-long health and vitality. Co-owner, Donna Hutchinson & Susana Abreu have been in the fitness industry for over twenty years. In 2010 Donna was awarded Fitness Educator of the Year through the BC Recreation and Parks Association and was nominated for the Business Innovation Award through the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. To contact Donna or Susana to become a student or a client call 604.998.3379 or go to

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Join Jane: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for an informal one-on-one chat with North VancouverSeymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite Thursday, Jan. 17, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for a one-on-one chat with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Monday, Jan. 14, 9-10:30 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check for updates as dates and times may be subject to change. Knitting With Plarn: Learn how to knit a handbag or manbag from post-Christmas plastic bags Tuesday, Jan. 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Fee: $6. Registration: 604-925-7270. Ease Into E-Books: Learn the basics about library e-books at a free information session

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WEST Vancouver Memorial Library public services assistant Sarah Felker and web co-ordinator Sue Kent show two of the e-readers the library offers.

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BE it a Kindle, Kobo or iPad, many people received e-readers this holiday season. And while their sleek design is something to admire, turning the device over and over in your hands because you don’t know how to turn it on is not how it was meant to be used. For those new to the electronic book world, West Vancouver Memorial Library is offering classes to help the uninitiated navigate their new technology toys. “In our library we always like to anticipate what our patrons are going to be interested in next,” says Sue Kent, web co-ordinator at the library. She explains that the library offers classes with hands-on experience because technology is always changing and people need help keeping up. “We’re constantly adding new classes,” she says, noting e-books started getting really popular about two years ago, and more people were asking about them at the library. The library’s support of e-readers is part of its broader technology initiative that includes making the library a place where people can go to get help with their technology whether it’s e-books or finding information, she adds. The two upcoming classes offered are Introduction to E-readers and Getting Started with Library To Go E-books. Introduction to E-readers is a class for those who want to learn more about e-

readers. Participants may not even own one yet, but they may want to find out what e-readers are all about. The class discusses consumer information about various devices, what’s on the market, the differences between devices, what e-books the library offers, what e-books are free on the web and more. “It’s a really comprehensive course,” says Kent. There are also a number of devices available during the free class for participants to try. The sessions are about two hours long. Outside of classes, the library has Kindles that can be borrowed just like a library book. They come with about 25 titles loaded on them. There are also youth Kindles with titles of interest to young readers. Getting Started with Library To Go E-books is a seminar offered at the library that explores Library To Go, a collection of e-books shared among different libraries in the province. With a library card, patrons can log in, search for titles, and put e-books on hold like any other book, or check them out and download them for a certain amount of time. “Library to go is a huge collection. It’s literally thousands of titles,” says Kent. It mirrors the regular collection but is not as complete because some titles are not available yet as e-books. “We try to offer as many titles as we can,” says Kent. The next Introduction to E-readers class is scheduled for Thursday, Jan. 17, 10 a.m. Registration is not required.

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors NOTICES Polio Survivors, MS or Stroke Recovery Exercises: Gentle water exercise classes for those affected take place every Tuesday and Friday, 9:30 a.m. at West Vancouver Aquatic Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Fee: $7 per class. Info: Alison Gelz, 604-925-7214 or Gaile Lacy, 604-986-0775. Silver Harbour Shorts Joins Movies at the Meek: Films created entirely by members of the digital storytelling group at Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre will be featured during the Movies at the Meek series at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. On Tuesday, Jan. 22 at 7:30 p.m. Amazing Hands and Is Anybody There? will be shown with the feature The Intouchables. Admission: $12. Tickets: or 604981-6335. NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Resumé reno PAULETTE Johnston, associate director of work integrated learning at Simon Fraser University (right), helps Irma Boda on her resumé in the lead up to And Now For Something Completely Different, a free resumé workshop for seniors Jan. 23 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre. Participants will learn how to create a resumé helping them attain a post-retirement or volunteer position or to help them convert a hobby into a paid position. Registration: 604-980-2474.

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Better at Home: A United Way Open House for North Shore seniors Friday, Jan. 25, 10 a.m.1 p.m. (lunch included) at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. Input from seniors, caregivers and community agencies is requested on how to best support seniors who face challenges with chores, getting to appointments, or who could benefit from a friendly visit. Info

or transportation: Joanne, 604988-6757 or ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Harmonicats: A harmonica group, Thursdays, 10-11 a.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Info: 604-980-2474 or Knit and Crochet Volunteers: All skill levels are invited to work on fundraising sale projects


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Fridays, 10 a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. Materials provided. Info: 604-9802474 or silverharbourcentre. com. Mostly Harmonicas Music Group: Bring your mouth organ and some song ideas and enjoy playing in the company of other musicians Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2, coffee, tea and cookies provided. Info: 604-987-5820.

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Juggling act AT left, Sandi McIntosh-Kocaba and her mother Gerry McIntosh play catch during a recent osteofit class at Capilano United Church. Above, Gerry juggles soft hacky sacks later on in the class, presented by My Source Fitness Centre at the North Vancouver church. Osteofit classes are currently offered at Silver Harbour Centre Mondays and Fridays, 8:45-9:45 a.m. ($87/six week series), and Mondays, 12:30-1:30 p.m. ($43.50/six week series). The program aims to help seniors with osteoporosis improve their balance, increase their mobility and strength, as well as prevent falls and offer healthy lifestyle tips. Info:

what’s going on for seniors From page 21 Oil Painting: Instruction in a studio atmosphere Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Participants must have basic drawing skills and bring their own materials. Fee: $18 per season. Info: 604-980-2474. Paper Tole Studio: A small independent group that shares their skills Wednesdays, 10 a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Info: 604-9802474 or Pottery: Hand building wheel work, low and high fire, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season, plus the cost of materials. Info: 604980-2474 or Quilters’ Rendezvous: Bring your own projects to work on with fellow quilters, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-983-6362 or

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Quilting: A volunteer group that makes large raffle quilts and small projects all year round, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-980-2474 or Quilting: Wednesdays, from 10 a.m. to noon at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-983-6350 or Quilting Bee: A free workshop where you quilt for the centre, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Info: 604-925-7280 or Seniors Acting Up: A cabaret group that performs at senior facilities twice a month rehearses Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Info: Joan, 604-325-1857.

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors From page 22 ects, including quilts, in the company of others Thursdays, noon-3:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Val-

ley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2, coffee, tea and cookies provided. Info: Marie, 604-987-4923. Silk Painting: Students of all levels will learn salt and resist techniques to make cards, scarves and yardage Mondays, 13 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season and pay as you go for

materials. Info: 604-980-2474 or Singalong: Mondays, 10-11 a.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-983-6350 or myparkgate. com. Singing Social: A casual singing group,

Spinning Circle: Learn to spin your own yarn Thursdays, 9:30 a.m. to noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Par-



ticipants must own and be prepared to transport their own spinning wheel to and from the centre. Fee: $10 per season. For more information, phone 604980-2474 or visit silverharbourcentre. com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to

no experience is necessary, Mondays, 10-11 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2, coffee, tea and cookies provided. Info: 604-987-5820.


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 NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. 20 3 20

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DANIEL DIEBOLT has applied to rezone Lots: Lot 2 of Lot E, Blocks 2 & 23, DL 547, Plan 1148, Lot C, Blocks 2 & E, District Lot 547, Plan 21905, Lot 7&8 of Lot 1, Block 2, District Lot 547, Plan 1476 as indicated on the sketch, located at 1952, 2004 & 2012 Larson Road. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property



To subdivide 4 existing lots into 12 small lots each with one single family dwelling without a secondary suite. A total of 28 vehicle parking stalls, 2 of which are visitor stalls, are proposed that would be accessible from a new shared driveway by way of West 20th Street, at the south end of the site.

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This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. 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 21, 2013, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. The proposed Bylaw 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 11, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please go to Please direct inquiries to Mr. Carl Purvis, Development Planner, Community Development, at or 604-990-4219.

PUBLIC HEARING NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, JANUARY 21, 2013 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. BYLAW NO. 8287
















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To permit the construction of a new attached two-unit building. A total of three parking stalls are proposed. A two-car garage and one exterior surface parking stall will be provided, with access from the rear lane. A variance is sought to reduce the minimum lot size for a two-unit residential use from 5,900 square feet to 5,500 square feet.

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HAMID GOLFAR has applied to rezone Lot 17, Block 44, D.L. 271, Plan 3454 as indicated on the sketch, located at 629 West 15th Street. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property

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This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. 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 21, 2013, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. The proposed Bylaw 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 11, 2013. If you wish to view the material online please go to Please direct inquiries to Ms. Karen Wong, Planning Technician, Community Development, at or 604-982-3904.

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Now’s the time for investing in your future HOW are you coping with your holiday hangover?

Did you eat, drink and/or spend too much? You probably didn’t feel too bad at the time — it was all in the holiday spirit, right? — but now you feel guilty because perhaps you are a bit overweight in the body and underweight in the bank account. OK, it’s time for an attitude change, from negative to positive thoughts. You can’t

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spend on experiences rather than things; don’t put yourself in unnecessary spending situations). This financial — RRSP and income tax — time of the year offers you an ideal opportunity to make positive moves. For example, even borrowing to make an RRSP contribution could make sense provided the loan will be paid off by the time you get your tax refund. Then use some or all of the refund to pay down your most expensive debt and/or start

change the past but you can certainly focus on the future. Recovery time is now. Whether it’s your health or your finances, it’s never too late to improve your situation. Start with something you are likely to accomplish. For example, choose an effective yet simple action (e.g. to save money, pack one or more lunches a week instead of eating out; eat dinner out once a month instead of once a week; cut up or lock away your credit card(s); decide to

your RRSP contribution for the 2013 tax year. The easiest, most effective way for most people to improve their finances is to set up an automatic savings/ investment/debt reduction program – (1) having their financial institution automatically transfer money every week (payday, month) into that program, and (2) adjusting their spending to live on what’s left (without borrowing). If you need a nudge, enlist the help of a

family member, friend or professional planner. My adult son regularly “nudges” me to do the right thing in a wide variety of non-financial areas, for which I’m always grateful. Don’t waste time or energy regretting the past, invest instead in your future.

Mike Grenby is a columnist and independent personal financial adviser; he’ll answer questions in this column as space allows but cannot reply personally — e-mail

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Volunteers: Habitat for Humanity North Shore ReStore is located at 126 Harbour Ave. in North Vancouver. Volunteers are needed for a variety of tasks. Call today for more information. Driver: Harvest Project is looking for a volunteer driver to pick up donated food from donors and deliver food to clients.

anniversary of the awards event. Since 1984, the awards have paid tribute to more than 374 outstanding women and organizations. Individual nominees must live and work and businesses and organizations must operate within the Metro Vancouver region including Hope, Pemberton, the Sunshine Coast and the United States border. Deadline for submissions is Friday, March 8 at 12 p.m. The online nomination form and information can be obtained at or by calling 604-895-5768. The awards dinner will take place on Tuesday, May 28 at the Westin Bayshore. Tickets go on sale April 3 at or by calling 604-895-5825. Program mentor: The Junior Achievement Company Program facilitator volunteer will foster the entrepreneurial spirit of students and help them to understand the role of business in our society by creating an enterprise of their own. A three to four person volunteer team works with the students in an after-school setting. Volunteers: Dishwashing volunteers are needed to support food services. Duties include bussing, scraping dishes, using a commercial dishwasher and restocking shelves with clean dishware. Friendly walker: This volunteer position will help seniors go on local walks for approximately 30 minutes. Some residents, though very independent, feel more confident walking to do errands with a support person. The volunteer should arrive 15 minutes before departure to help gather any supplies and then would escort the senior to do errands. This would be within the neighbourhood of Lonsdale Avenue and 15th Street. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-9857138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

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California is theme region for festival Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

LONG before the Okanagan blossomed as British Columbia’s favourite wine country, farther from home it was Napa and Sonoma that first lured Vancouverites to discover the joys of wine touring and of California wines in general.

That legacy remains firmly intact, and will again be celebrated in style when the Golden State returns as the theme region for the 2013 Vancouver International Wine Festival, Feb. 25 to March 3. The choice of California for 2013 turns out to have been more than auspicious. The demise of the Vancouver Playhouse itself last year might have placed the festival’s future in jeopardy. But the event widely hailed as one of the continent’s stellar consumer and trade tasting weeks has successfully navigated the turbulent waters of transition and emerged with a new (and well matched) arts beneficiary, Bard on the Beach. It’s auspicious because the very first Vancouver Playhouse Wine Festival featured California wines, and from just one winery at that, Robert Mondavi. How fitting that in this watershed

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TORRES family Marimar Pinot Noir is one of many California highlights to hunt down at this year’s Vancouver International Wine Festival. year California should be the theme region. And, yes, the name Mondavi will again be on quite a few labels. If you haven’t checked out the range of tastings on offer (playhousewinefest. com), no time like the present, as the sell-outs are starting to roll in. The following are a couple of recommendations worth scooping up, although there’s plenty more.

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California (March 1, at VCC West), with a panel of luminaries led by wine educator extraordinaire (and VanMag head judge) DJ Kearney. Book that one quick too! A couple of other things occurred to me as I was reviewing my picks from a wide-ranging preview tasting last fall. It underscored the remarkable array of varieties produced and, for the most part, produced very well. In fact, as you’ll see from my picks from the 64 wines poured, there really is something for every taste and budget. My advice? Use this partial list as a guide when you get into the International Festival Tasting Room, and for a sweep through the onsite liquor store. Find full tasting notes and more recos at hiredbelly. com. ■ Gloria Ferrer Sonoma Brut One of the best Calibubbles you can buy. Previously reviewed (BCLS $27.99, 88 points). They’re pouring all sparkling at the festival, including the very pretty and strawberry-toned Brut Rosé. ■ Pine Ridge Chenin Blanc Viognier 2011 A blend of Chenin Blanc with a splash of Viognier. Think grilled scallops with fruit compote ($23.99, 89 pts.) Also of note: Pine Ridge Napa Cab 09. ■ Isabel Mondavi Carneros Chardonnay 2010 From the Michael Mondavi Family Collection, this beautifully balanced Chardonnay sports oak and creamy pear-and-apple notes, good acidity and a touch of minerality (90 pts. $36.99). ■ Marimar Estate Russian River Pinot Noir 07 Not your typical California pinot at all, so much so that it reminds me of some of the delicious aged tempranillo that you find in

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community bulletin board From page 18 a.m.-1 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St. Connect with local preschool and childcare providers, meet community agencies and browse and purchase products. Info: 604982-8313. Interactive CityShaping — Growth and Land Use Scenario Development: Hear from a panel of urban visionaries about the opportunities and challenges of growth for the community Saturday, Jan. 19, 1-5 p.m. at North Vancouver City Hall, 141 West 14th St. Participants will have the opportunity to develop land use scenarios. RSVP: or 604990-4240. EarthWorks — Climate Change: A lecture about global warming on what we know and how we know it Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Free.

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The New Family Law Act in British Columbia — Are You Ready? Members of the Watson Goepel Family Law Group will speak about significant changes that are coming See more page 27

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On home ice SISTERS Maddy, 10, and Kiana Langston, 7, practise their skating skills at Harry Jerome Recreation Centre’s ice arena on Jan. 6 during a public skate session.



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‘Grads Got Style’ Event at Isabelle’s Bridal 220 West Esplanade North Vancouver

Thursday January 17 from 6pm - 9pm Fashion Show at 6pm!

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Annual Pop a Balloon Sale on regularly priced Grad Dresses!

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Parenting expert Christopher Burt will give a series of lectures about issues that affect parents of preschool, elementary and teenage children. Promoting Peer Social Competence with Preschoolers will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre, 1305 Taylor

Way, West Vancouver. Admission: $35 per couple, $20 per person. Info and registration: 604-925-6488 or office@harel. org. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Info: Diana, 604-922-3414. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Each month features a different theme. Fee: $7/$5. Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First

St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311.

Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-3712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.

Drop-in Crib: Play crib every Monday (unless it’s a statutory holiday), 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Info: 604985-1115. EnglishConversationCorner: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver and practise and improve your English language skills Mondays, 7:308:45 p.m. Info:, 604984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604644-9621. Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to

Vancouver College Open House ! Jan. 15, 2013 Vancouver College, established in 1922 by the Christian Brothers, is the only all boys K!12 independent Catholic school in BC. We offer a unique educational experience that fosters the development of the whole person ~ academically, physically, and spiritually. There are openings in Sept. 2013 for K, Grades 4, 7, and 8, and at other grade levels as they occur. Tuesday, January 15, 2013 6:30 ! 8:30 pm 5400 Cartier Street, Vancouver Call 604!261!4285 or visit Application forms available online or from the Main Office.

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THE infinity pool at the Hotel Riu Palace Las Americas in Cancun, Mexico looks out to the Caribbean Sea from the Yucatan Peninsula. Two new museums opened in 2012 celebrating the indigenous Mayan culture: The Gran Museo del Mundo Maya (Great Museum of the Maya World) in Merida, Yucatan’s capital and the Palacio de la Civilizacion Maya (Palace of Maya Civilization) about 13 kilometres southwest of Chichen Itza. For more on travel to Mexico’s Mayan region visit

Amtrak Cascades service connects 18 cities in the Pacific Northwest region along a 750-kilometre rail corridor that spans from Eugene, Ore. to Vancouver, B.C. Amtrak Cascades operates three daily round-trips between Portland and Seattle; one daily round trip between Seattle and Vancouver, B.C., and one between Portland and Vancouver B.C.; and daily service between Eugene and Seattle, via Portland. — Twitter: @NSNTravel

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SEATTLE, WASH: Rising in the dark of a damp winter morning in order to catch a 6:40 a.m. train is not the most appealing start to a holiday, even less so if the aim is to be at Vancouver’s Pacific Central Station by the time U.S. customs and immigration facilities open at 5:30 a.m.

But the lineups are shorter and the processing easier compared to flying, and the rewards of this little extra effort are great: seats next to big picture windows on the right (west) side of the Amtrak Cascades train for the four-hour, 251 kilometre run south to Seattle. When the weather becomes cool and damp, there’s little better than having a banquet of scenery brought, vista after vista, to your warm and comfortable seat. While a mixture of over-familiarity and invasive security procedures has now made air travel about as thrilling as bus travel, there’s still a little romance remaining about rail travel. The Amtrak Cascades may not be the Orient Express, but the vast and imposing station speaks of past glories, the huge locomotive throbs impatiently awaiting the signal to depart, and the brightly-lit interiors of the sleek modern carriages glow invitingly. The sodium glare reflects off the tracks ahead until they vanish into the darkness, beckoning you on rather more effectively than the dead end of a runway. The sky begins to pale as the train moves off and trundles slowly through a city now beginning to wake, damming rivers of traffic at suburban level crossings. The train then takes a route alongside the tranquil Fraser River past big lumber mills at the water’s edge, surrounded by great rafts of floating logs, and a girder bridge that curves to meet both an equally dated road bridge and an elegant new cable-stay bridge for Vancouver’s Skytrain metro system. See Train page 30

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THE Amtrak Cascades prepares for an early morning start from Vancouver to Seattle, a little more than four hours away.

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Train route hugs the coastline to Seattle

From page 29

As the routes run parallel, cars and a Skytrain speed past mockingly. The Amtrak Cascades is far grander but more ponderous, although its speed increases after a perfunctory check of documents at the border. There are dreams of a high-speed rail corridor that will halve the four-hour travelling time from Vancouver to Seattle, but for now the streamlined nose on the locomotive is apparently for decoration only. Freight has priority, and there are occasional delays while something long and lumbering moves out of the way. Speed is not anyway the point. The line meets and follows the coast, and as the day brightens there are views across grey seas to tiny islands bristling with pines. Vast flocks of water birds wheel, settle, and take off again; tall blue herons patrol estuaries whose mud flats are thronged with other waders. On board a line forms in the buffet car. As might be expected of a train bound for the self-branded caffeine capital of America, the coffee is hot and fresh. Children are given hats of stiff paper marked “Junior Conductor,” and move around the carriages forming new friendships, sharing games consoles, and leaving their parents to gaze peacefully out of the windows. South of the border the train moves through farm and horse country, with red-painted barns and neat clapboard houses, stopping occasionally at small stations surprisingly busy with porters and new passengers. The train survives on heavy subsidies from assorted American and Canadian authorities along its route, but ridership numbers now make it one of Amtrak’s most popular services. The remainder of the route hugs the coastline until entering the long tunnel to Seattle’s King Street Station whose elegant hall is currently undergoing a multi-million dollar restoration. By now the early start is long forgotten and assorted hotels, the city’s historic centre, and its waterfront are just a short walk away. But for those for whom the journey is more important than the destination, a 6:50 p.m. evening service back to Vancouver even makes this a feasible day trip. If you go: For full details of services and on-line ticket booking visit or call 1-800 872 7245.


CHAMBORD, the largest of the Loire castles, was built by King Francois I in part to be near his mistress Claude de Rohan-Gié, comtesse de Thoury.

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THE online travel guide features an in-depth look at the castles and palaces of France as part of their website.

Buildings described by the word “château” in French can take many architectural forms with more than 10,000 structures built over the past millennium. The guide provides information on buildings of particular interest focusing on their architectural features, history and the figures who lived there. Easily the most famous castle is the extravagant residence of the Sun King in Versailles which receives more than six million visitors every year. Further south, every trip around the Loire Valley should

include a visit to Chambord, the largest of the Loire castles with 440 rooms, 800 sculpted capitals and 282 fireplaces. Those who want to travel back in time will appreciate the castle forts of Auvergne and Périgord, as well as the impressive hillside fortresses of the Cathars in Languedoc. The guide also features less famous but equally interesting castles, such as Bazoches, the beautiful house at the heart of Morvan where Vauban designed more than 300 fortified structures and Virieu, a remarkable medieval fortress overlooking the Bourbre Valley. For a virtual tour of the castles and palaces of France go to

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LEO Valdes visits the Xikai Catholic Cathedral in Tianjin, China.

BRUCE Ramsay visits Ngorongoro Crater in Tanzania while on safari with his son.

BRIAN and Teah Wilson visit the Caribbean.

DELANE Knight, Tracy Dixon, Deb Oddleifson, Marta Goetz and Hilda Nyquvest visit the top of Kala Patthar overlooking Mount Everest base camp. NATASHA and Katherine Harland show off the view while visiting Jersey in the Channel Islands.

ALEXANDER Brown and his daughter Ellen and son David visit Havana, Cuba.

THREE-MONTH-OLD Keegan Currier visits a temple in Taiwan.

KRISTEN Schulz takes the North Shore News to the Royal Canadian Mint while visiting Ottawa.

TIM and Tessa Tomlins visit Uhuru Peak at the summit of Mount Kilimanjaro in Tanzania.

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Easing separation anxiety Canine Connection Joan Klucha

GOING away for an extended vacation is always a stressful experience for me because it is so darn hard for me to leave my dogs.

I’ve mastered leaving them for long weekends but anything longer than three days turns me into an anxious mess for days leading up to my departure! There have been times I’ve been at the check-in counter at the airport and have seriously considered turning around and heading back home. Sometimes emotional baggage I have carried on my vacations hasn’t allowed me to relax once I’ve gotten to

my destination. But I have begun a 12step program, so to speak, to help me over my issues. If you stress about leaving your beloved canine behind while you go abroad, these steps may help you as well. First off, identify what it is that is stressing you about leaving the dogs behind. For me it is the idea that my dogs may think I have abandoned them because I am not there to fulfill their daily needs. To help me get over this, I have enlisted friends and family to step in and fill my shoes. Well in advance of my trips, I have allowed my dogs to spend time with trusted friends and develop a healthy relationship. Since my dogs now adore these friends, I have gained a sense of trust that my dogs will not suffer any emotional loss due to my absence. Next, I keep my dogs on their routine as much as possible. I know my friends think I’m a bit nuts, but they also know how much I love my dogs. When I hand them a two-page itinerary outlining every detail as to what my dogs do throughout the day, they just smile. Whether they follow

the itinerary to a “T” is irrelevant, but the process of writing everything down allows me to clear the clutter of anxious thoughts in my head and de-stress. My dogs stay in my home while I’m away. To me, this is important because my absence in their daily routine may cause them anxiety as it is, and being in an unfamiliar environment would cause them additional stress. Keeping them in their home with their things eases both my and their stress levels. You may choose to bring your dog to a dog sitter or kennel-type facility and, if you do, I encourage you to take time before you leave on a holiday to familiarize your dog with the environment and people who will be caring for your dog. This will reduce the stress of the situation for your dog. Yes, dogs do stress when left in an unfamiliar place, though some dogs may not show it as much as others. If you bring your dog to a boarding establishment, bring along familiar items from home, such as dog beds, blankets, toys, food bowls and even a personal item of yours if you so choose.

My dogs know the sight of suitcases means I am going away for a while. Piper has gotten especially sullen in the past, which has made it that much harder for me to leave. But I started a game with him by placing a new toy within my partly filled suitcase. Before it is full he is allowed to search for his new toy within the few items of clothing. This is a soother for me more than for my dogs. The delight of watching them play with their new toys while I am packing relieves me of the heartbreak, and prevents my dogs from sensing my sadness. The hardest part, by far, is walking out the door. I know I’m not coming back for at least a week, but my dogs might be thinking I’m coming back in a few hours. So, I take a deep breath, give them both a kiss on the head and walk out the door. Chances are they are looking forward to some time away from their neurotic mom.

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WEST Vancouver firefighters present a cheque for $500 from the West Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society to the organization representatives for the West Vancouver Youth Centre Outreach Support Fund. NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

Craig Knapton (right), of A4K (Athletes for Kids), receives a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee Medal from North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton. The medal was awarded for community service and Knapton’s work with Athletes for Kids as a founding sponsor and past president.

PRODUCERS Margaret Lee (centre) and Sue Worrow, of the North Vancouver Community Players, present a cheque for $4,500 to Aaron Kusic, of the North Shore Foundation. The money was raised from proceeds from the December sold-out performance of Sleeping Beauty at Hendry Hall.

Grosvenor Americas’ James Patillo presents a cheque for $27,000 to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Kristy Gill in support of the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation Golf Classic.

MLAs Joan McIntyre (left), Jane Thornthwaite and Naomi Yamamoto attend the presentation of a $100,000 gaming grant cheque to Tim Jones, of North Shore Rescue, and a plaque to recognize the Emergency Intervention Disclosure Act. The grant funds will be used toward a digital repeater and licensing fees.

PAMELA Buck, Nite of Hope North Shore Gala chairwoman, Alan Stewart, managing director, Sharon Warner, of Prudential Sussex Realty, and Cindy Nishimura, of Coast Capital Savings, present a cheque for $50,000 to Maya Dimapilis, of the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation. More than $255,000 has been raised in the past four years of the annual gala.

WEST Vancouver firefighters present a cheque for $1,000 from the West Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society to the organization representative for North Shore Volunteers for Seniors.

CARLOTA Lee leads her fifth annual Christmas Breakfast Run with her running group (all North Shore residents) from Delany’s at Park Royal to the Sylvia Hotel. Donations collected by the group benefit Vancouver’s Covenant House.

JAMES Duess and Christine Fedina, of Northshore Auto Mall, present a cheque for $45,000 to Alison Parry and Julia Staub-French, of Family Services of the North Shore, for the Christmas Bureau, and child and youth counselling and prevention programs.

LYNNWOOD Inn owners Andrew and Rola Priatel present a cheque for $10,000 for the Lions Gate Hospital Endoscopy campaign to Lions Gate Hospital Foundation’s Kristy Gill (centre).

Kudos to those who volunteer their time, money and effort to benefit the many service and charitable organizations on the North EMPLOYEES at the Lonsdale Avenue branch of Scotiabank present a cheque for $6,066 raised during their Movember campaign.

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Hockey star helps Canada win world U18 title Andy Prest

NORTH Vancouver’s Hannah Miller remembers calmness in herself and her Canadian teammates in the dying moments of gold medal game of the 2013 IIHF Ice Hockey U18 Women’s World Championship held Jan. 5 in Heinola, Finland.


It might not be the feeling you’d expect given that the Canadians had just called a timeout and were losing 1-0 to the United States with only 22 seconds left in the third photo Phillip MacCallum/HHOF-IIHF Images period. Miller, however, was still strangely confident. NORTH Vancouver’s Hannah Miller (number 14) battles for the puck as Team Canada takes on the United “It was weird, everyone States in the final of the U18 Women’s World Championship. Canada claimed a thrilling 2-1 victory. was calm about it,” Miller told the North Shore News following the on the ice for the dog pile,” said Miller. tournament. “I wasn’t nervous at all, “I still have some bruises from trying I was like, ‘You know what, we’ve got to get out of the gate.” The world championship medal is an this.’” Sure enough, Quebec City’s early highlight in Miller’s blossoming Catherine Dubois scored with 12.7 young career. She started playing the seconds left to send the Canadian sport at age eight at Ice Sports North bench into a frenzy and the game Shore, following in the skate tracks of into overtime. Now as they gathered her father Jim who played junior A in their dressing room before the and was good enough to earn a tryout overtime period the Canadians had the with the Winnipeg Jets. Miller said her opposite problem — they needed to parents never pushed her to play the sport but her curiosity got the better find that calmness again. “Coach came in and he was like, of her. “One day I just told my dad, take OK, let’s all take some deep breaths,” said Miller. “Everyone was super fired me out to practice,” said Miller. Her up, we had to just take some breaths father obliged and Miller became and calm down and realize the position hooked almost immediately. “I was that we put ourselves into. We were like, ‘Dad, I want to play hockey.’ And he was like, ‘Are you sure? If I go out back in it to win it.” And win it they did, with Karly and buy you all this gear you’ve got to Heffernan of Belleville, Ont. recording stick with it.’ Ever since then I’ve just the winner just 40 seconds into the loved it.” photo Phillip MacCallum/HHOF-IIHF Images Things got more serious last year extra frame. That’s when, finally, the team could finally let it all out. CANADA’S Sarah Steele (left), Hannah Miller and Hanna Bunton “We were all just trying to get out See Late-game page 36 celebrate with their world championship trophy.

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Lenius helps Team B.C. to stunning football victory CARSON Graham secondary football player Brayden Lenius helped Team B.C. score a pair of victories, including an impressive win over Team U.S.A., at the FBU International Games held last weekend in San Antonio, Texas.

The big wide receiver and his B.C. teammates started the competition with a 49-14 blowout win over Team Europe before shocking the host U.S.A. team with a 38-18 win in the Alamodome. Starting quarterback Liam O’Brien rushed for three touchdowns as the Canadians raced out to an early lead and cruised to victory over the

favoured Americans. Lenius, a Grade 11 student coming off of a strong season with Carson Graham, made an acrobatic catch for a touchdown in B.C.’s win over Team Europe. ••• North Vancouver’s Bo Palmer was named to the GNAC second all-conference team following his final season with the Simon Fraser Clan football team. Palmer ended the season with 16 total touchdowns while finishing second in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in all-purpose yards with an average of 121.5 yards per game. In 2012 Palmer was drafted by the Hamilton TigerCats. — compiled by Andy Prest

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when Miller moved to Penticton to join the Okanagan Hockey Academy, switching schools in the process from North Van’s Argyle to Penticton secondary. At OHA Miller receives instruction from high-level coaches such as program head coach Rebecca Russell and Gina Kingsbury, a member of the 2006 and 2010 Canadian Olympic teams. Miller said that heading to the Okanagan was “one of the best decisions I’ve made. . . . (My coaches) are great resources, I’ve learned so much.” Her family has made sacrifices to keep her in the game too — her mother moved to Penticton to join her and they now share a rental house with two other billeted players. “The whole family is just onboard with everything. It’s great,” she said. The move seems to be paying off. Not only has Miller caught the eye of the national program but the 16-year-old Grade 11 student is now sifting through a number of scholarship offers from university programs. “It’s pretty cool all the opportunities that the sport has given me,” she said. It’ll take something pretty special, however,

to top the feeling of playing for Canada and wearing the Maple Leaf jersey. Miller first played for the national team last August in a three-game series against the United States and she vividly remembers the first time the players got to try on their Team Canada sweaters. “We all waited so we could put on the jersey together to go out for our team picture. Just goose bumps — it was amazing.” At the world championships Miller was the youngest player on the Canadian team and was used as an offensive specialist, racking up a goal and two assists in five games while earning a lot of power play time. The championship final was an epic battle with U.S.A. taking command early, outshooting the Canadians 20-1 in the first period while taking a 1-0 lead. As the game wore on the Canadians held the Americans off the score sheet long enough to turn things around and pull off their late-game heroics. At the end of it all came that unforgettable tradition of lining up on the blue line while the national anthem plays. “It was the most amazing experience of my life,” said Miller. “I don’t think I’ve ever sung it that loud before.”

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BATES, Geoffrey Oct 17, 1928 - Jan 08, 2013 Dad passed away at the North Shore Hospice, predeceased by his wife Anna in 2007. Born in New Zealand, he started his working life as a shirt designer/ tailor, eventually developing his own home business. He enjoyed his life of service in the Presbyterian Church as an elder, and loved traveling and staying active. Thank you to the many who made his last days comfortable, including family friends, the staff of Summerhill and the North Shore Hospice. His children, Larry (Mary: David, Meredith, Matthew), Janet, and Lesley (Ray Appel) are honoring his request for no funeral service. Memorial contributions are welcome and may be sent to the BC Cancer Foundation or online at

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BLORE, George Passed away peacefully on December 31, 2012 at the age of 91 in West Vancouver BC. He was predeceased by his first wife Elizabeth (Betty) Blore (nee Denman) sister Mildred Forbes, and brothers Bill and Charlie. George is survived by his sister Doris, his wife Beth (nee Gooden), daughters Kathy (Mark Payne), Penny Mangan (Patrick), son Chris Blore and step son Doug Bell (Cath), grandchildren Cameron, Robyn, Kendra, Kyle, Kathryn, Jamie, Nick and Mark and great grandchildren Nathaniel, Jesmeray, Olivia and Isaac. George was born in Regina, Saskatchewan. He joined Imperial Oil in Regina in1939 and then joined the RCAF in 1939 where he served overseas in India and Burma with the 437th Squadron during WWII. Upon his discharge, he moved to Vancouver and resumed working for Imperial Oil until his retirement in 1983. George moved to West Vancouver in 1956, coached Little League baseball, many minor hockey teams (as an original member of the Capilano Winter Club) including the Nor Wes Caps Junior hockey team. In his 50’s George joined the downtown YMCA to train and began to run marathons, including Vancouver, Hawaii and London, England. George later joined the Seymour Golf and Country Club where he and Beth enjoyed their golf. George was an avid sports fan who was an original BC Lions ticket holder and original Canucks season ticket holder. For a few years George was a minor official for the Canucks where he proudly wore his NHL jacket as a goal judge. The family would like to thank the staff at the Inglewood Care Centre who took such great care of George in the past year. It was George’s wish that there be no funeral service. A celebration of life will be held on Sunday, January 27th at Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver from 2:00 – 4:00 pm. We will be serving tea and peanut butter & honey sandwiches! In lieu of flowers, donations to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Foundation or the Vancouver YMCA would be greatly appreciated.

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother, Agnes Kernaghan, on January 8, 2013, at the age of 91 years, surrounded by her loving children. Beloved wife of the late Stanley John Kernaghan, loving mother of her five children: Josie, Karen (Jason, deceased), Patti (Pierre), Darcy (Heidi), Jennifer (Foad), and grandmother to eight grandchildren: Alexis, Nikolai, Neisha, Joseph, Veronika, Katrina, Joshua and Dominic. Predeceased by her parents Anna and John Borody, and her brother Walter Borody. Agnes was born June 6, 1921 in Portage La Prairie, MB, and raised in Winnipeg. She worked with her father in his restaurant, the Denver Café, until July 1947, when she married the love of her life, Stanley. Agnes and Stan raised five children in Woodhaven, Winnipeg, where everyone knew our Mom. She was a Community Club leader, a volunteer work coordinator and canvasser, charity fundraiser and sewed costumes for many children’s performances. An original member of the Sweet Adeline’s, Mom was an accomplished soprano who chose to raise her family instead of pursuing a singing career. Mom loved to play piano and continued to cherish music throughout her life. In 1970 the Kernaghans moved to West Vancouver and resided on Highland Drive until 2001. Mom continued to be an active member of the United Church of Canada, from Sturgeon Creek United in Winnipeg to St. David’s United Church in West Van. Mom was a member of the Senior Choir, she was the Junior Choir Leader, and organized countless children’s performances in the Church. Agnes will be remembered for her fabulous smile, her sense of humour and her happy disposition. It has been said that our Mom was everyone’s favourite Aunt and it is not surprising that her grandchildren loved to be in her company because of her strength and enthusiasm for life. Our Mother was unwavering in her love, patience and support for her children and family. Until the end of her life, our Mother showed a resilience and strength of character that will be forever admired and cherished by all of us. Agnes’ children would like to acknowledge and thank the ICU staff at Lions Gate Hospital for their valiant efforts in fighting for our Mother. Our family will always remember the excellent care given our Mother by Dr. John Corey. A Funeral service will be held at 11am Friday January 18, 2013 at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations should be made In Memory of Agnes Kernaghan to the Intensive Care Unit at the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. For those who want to share a memory please visit: The Lord is my shepherd; I shall not want. Psalm 23:1

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Gareth William Fenn Christian Aug 26 1983-Jan 13 2002 To the loving memory of G. It is with our hearts filled with gratitude, that we thank our friends and family for their love after losing our beloved Gareth... Your words of wisdom and calm are those of seasoned and loving friends who navigate through life with clarity, peace and heart... our lives have been surrounded by those who understand what the true meaning of love and friendship is ... walking through life with ease and grace ... Today is G’s 11-year memorial and it is with life and living in the moment – we celebrate ... heaven and love ... it brings reminders of deep loss but also strength ... Gareth was a beautiful, creative and loving spirit ... we still miss him terribly ... learning to love, trust and navigate again has taken time ... we will never forget your friendship and love through this journey ... Our hope is that one day the illness of depression is cured....

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Sunday • JAN 20 • 10am - 3pm EASTWOOD Maureen Germaine Marie CRUZ - Sergio March 1948 - December 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and friend, Sergio S. Cruz. Sergio passed away at home surrounded by his loving wife, children and friends. The family would like to acknowledge the many friends and extended family for their love and concern. A very special thank you to Sergio and Nina’s coworkers from 6-West at Lions Gate Hospital and the entire hospital staff for their support. A Celebration of Life and Mass will be held at St. Pius X Catholic Church, located at 1150 Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver, BC, January 19, 2013 at 9:00 am. A reception will follow at 11:00 am at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver, BC.

Born August 30, 1923 in London, England, passed away peacefully on December 22, 2012 at Lions Gate Hospital. Graduating from Roedean School, England, Maureen also attended Cambridge University and trained at St. Thomas Hospital before volunteering with the Red Cross V.A.D. until the end of the war. She also attended language school in Neuchaˆtel, Switzerland and secretarial school in London. In keeping with her love of books, Maureen worked for MacMillan Publishers, Vogue Magazine and the B.B.C., before meeting and marrying her husband William Eastwood in Nassau. Their pioneering spirit led them to the North Shore, in May, 1956. Maureen raised three children and later worked for Vancouver Magazine, became a realtor and worked at the West Van Fire Hall. Maureen believed in community service and volunteered with the United Way, the West Van Library and Lions Gate Hospital. Maureen was predeceased by her son Selwyn and her husband William. She is lovingly remembered by her daughter Lorraine, son Greg and seven grandchildren. We love you Nana. You were the best mother and grandmother. You will be deeply missed. Our deepest thanks to Dr. Dinu, everyone at Inglewood Care Center, Dr. Mainra, Dr. Chan and the ‘‘4E’’ staff of Lions Gate Hospital.

JACKISCH, Max 1921 - 2013 Max, having made it to another birthday and New Year, passed away peacefully in the presence of his loving family. Max enjoyed life with a passion, including reading and traveling to historical places around the world to satisfy his voracious thirst for knowledge, sailing at the Hollyburn Sailing Club, volunteering with the West Van Minor Hockey Assoc, hiking with the West Van Senior Hikers, painting, playing bridge, and hanging out with the guys at the West Van Senior Center. Life’s challenges such as conscription into war, being a long term prisoner of war, having to flee his home before the construction of the iron curtain, the loss of his first wife Ruth and a debilitating heart attack and stroke, focused Max’s passion for taking life on! Max is survived by his loving wife Trudi, children Ingo, Clark (Barbara), Kirk (Suzanne), grandchildren Nicolas (Rebecca), Sasha, Jason, Matthew, Chris (Fumie), Eric, Brodie, Ellie, and great-grandchildren Damian, William, Lily. Max was deeply dedicated to the ongoing prosperity of his family, lives on in our hearts and is watching over us with a grin and a question ... so what are you going to do next with your lives?

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DAKIN - Thomas Dunbar March 3, 1950 - Dec. 03, 2012 Tom Dakin fondly known as Tippy passed away peacefully at home on December 3, 2012. A long time North Shore / Whistler resident, Tom had a successful career in audio sales eventually operating his own store in North Vancouver, Epic Audio. In 1994 Tom moved to Mission where he raised his 2 boys, Michael and William and followed his father’s footsteps in property development. Predeceased by father Warren A. Dakin and mother Marlee (Puddy) Martin, he is survived by wife Karen, sons Michael & William, sister Linda Dakin-Will, brother and sister, Ted & Pauline Dakin, step father Sandy Martin and step brother and sister Jamie & Nancy Martin. A dedicated father and a life long friend to many, he will be missed. A celebration of life will be held on February 9, 2013.


It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Pio on January 6th, 2013, at the age of 82 years. He was born in a small village, Gremarco, in Udeni, Italy. He moved to Canada when he was 21 years old. He worked in the logging camps in Seachelt for many years then moved to the lower mainland and worked at Saskatchewan Wheat Pool until he retired. Pio was devoted to his family, friends, church and community, especially with the Knights of Columbus. Pio touched many lives with his caring and willingness to help. Surviving is his loving family: brother Mario (Sarah); daughter Irene (Peter); son Larry (Gail); nieces and nephews; grandchildren and great grandchildren. Prayers and viewing will be held at St. Edmunds Catholic Church in North Vancouver on Tuesday January 15th, 2013 from 10am - 11am. A funeral service and mass will follow at 11am. In lieu of flowers, memorial donations can be made in Pio’s name to the BC Cancer Society.

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HEMPSALL - Colin John 1919 - 2012 We announce with deep sadness the death of Colin Hempsall on December 29th at the Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver. Colin is survived by his daughters Barbara (Martin) of Ganges, Shelley (Gordon) of Westbank, his brother Leslie (Ellen) of White Rock and his devoted wife Ruth. Colin was born and educated in Vancouver. He served in the R.C.A.F. during WWII and upon discharge in 1945 attended the Vancouver School of Art (now the Emily Carr College of Art and Design). Colin’s creative ability combined with his painting and writing skills attracted him to a career in advertising where he remained until deciding to fulfill his life-long dream of ocean sailing. He purchased the hull of a 41 foot ketch and spent the next five years completing the interior and rigging. At the age of 59 he left from the West Vancouver Yacht Club on a single handed voyage to Hawaii, Samoa and Tonga before starting the long journey home. On his return he began a successful career as an artist. Many of his paintings reflect his love of the sea and sailing. He was a Honourary Life Member of the West Vancouver Yacht Club. His family extends most grateful thanks to Dr. Wayne Smith for his many years of care and sound advice. Also, special thanks to the staff at Lynn Valley Care Centre, especially Vilma, Arlene and Billie who attended to Colin with great kindness. At Colin’s request there will be no service. Donations in Colin’s name to the Corinthian Fund of the West Vancouver Yacht Club would be greatly appreciated.

ORTMANN, Siegfried 1940 - 2013

It is with deep sadness we announce the passing of dear Sigi at the North Shore Hospice after a short, courageous battle with cancer. He is survived by his beloved wife Barbara of 49 years and two daughters, Jackie and Angie (Shane) and granddaughters Maddy and Olivia; sister Gisela (Dennis) and nephews Kevin and Scott. Brother/Sisters-in-law Peter (Angele), Wendy, Sue (Dwight) and many nieces and nephews. Born in Hamburg, Germany, emigrated to Vancouver with his family in 1953 and has resided in North Vancouver since 1958. He started his carpentry apprenticeship at 16, became journeyman, foreman and superintendent culminating his career in Calgary. After marrying in 1963, he designed and built the family home and was always willing and able to offer his time, advice and talents to others. He will be remembered for his wonderful smile and exuberant nature and for his unconditional love for his granddaughters. He enjoyed various sports and most recently was spotted on the badminton court. He loved watching tennis and golf and he enjoyed the glitz of Las Vegas; but his true love was Maui where you could find him on the beach every year. Special thanks to Dr. Jenny Shaw and the Palliative/ Hospice nursing staff at Lions Gate Hospital. Thanks also to so many special friends for their prayers, cards, calls and support. A Celebration of Life will be held at Seymour Golf & Country Club, 3723 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver on Saturday, January 26, 2013 from 11am 3pm. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation in Sigi’s name. “Dear Sigi, you will remain in our hearts forever”

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Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

May the Sunshine of Comfort Dispel the Clouds of despair



Art & Collectibles

BOHEMIA DINNER SET Royal Ivory. $275.00 Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th North Vancouver (604) 987-5938


Burial Plots

Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423


For Sale Miscellaneous

collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine $125, chairs $10-$20, mens/wom wear $5-$100 604-985-1968

HP COLOUR laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800


ALL THINGS IN FABRIC is having a Custom Tailored Slip Cover Sale 25% off til Feb 15. 604-376-4140 Lower Lonsdale

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

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FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948

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FOREST LAWN SideXside plots, WHISPERING PINE, LOT #114, GRAVES #7 & 8. $30,000 or best offer. Call: 604-298-0459

Our adored ‘Poppi’ passed away at the age of 87 on December 28th, 2012. Poppi loved sports and in his youth was passionate about baseball and basketball, often reminiscing about once playing the Harlem Globetrotters. Always active, he continued curling and golfing well into his 80s. Music was another of our Poppi’s Passions; often bursting into song and performing his Al Jolson act. Poppi’s quick smile and joie de vive brightened the lives of all who knew him. He will be lovingly remembered by wife Ruth, stepdaughters Carole Nanson and Julie Rogers (Peter McLean), his grandchildren Noel, Trevor and Anna, his extended family and his faithful morning coffee buddies. We would like to extend a heartfelt thank you to the staff of 4E & 4W at Lions Gate Hospital for their tremendous kindness and dedication. No service upon request, but a tea will be held in March to celebrate the love and joy that Poppi brought into all our lives. In lieu of flowers, donations to Athletics 4 Kids ( are welcomed. …I’d walk a million miles for one of your smiles….

LOST KEYS on fob, 1 key very unique, North or West Van, last 4-5 wks. Call 604-809-1595

LA-Z-BOY HAIDA-BED Queen, light beige, $400obo Flexsteel sofa, $300obo 604-922-9598 W.Van

December 8 2012, Tom (Eric) passed away peacefully at the Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by his loving family. Tom is survived and lovingly remembered by his wife Irene, sons, Paul, Robert (Victoria), David (Karen) and daughter Sandra (Jeff); grandchildren Colin, Sarah, Genna and Alex. His Sister Pat (UK) and Brother Peter (Edmonton). Tom is also survived by his extended family, Diane (Rob), Christine (Michael) and Ian (Lena); grandchildren Carl, Derinda, Carolyn, Erin and Graham. Tom (Eric) was born in Woolwich, England. During WW11 he served in the Royal Navy. September 1969 he immigrated to Canada and settled in Edmonton, several years later he relocated to Vancouver. Tom was employed by Royal Doulton Canada from October 1973 retiring November 1991. Tom was passionate about gardening and the sea and never passed up an opportunity to work in his garden or sail the open seas. He had a great sense of humour, and the ability to make people laugh. A “Celebration of Life” will be held January 15 2013 at 11:00 a.m. at St. Francis-in-the-Wood, Anglican Church, 4773 South Piccadilly Road, West Vancouver. To-day I set sail to the open sea beyond the horizon Where I planned to be and where sun rays warm me And darkness not find me that is where I am In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke foundation. For those wishing to share a memory of Tom, please visit

Ken Winters passed20,away April 4, 1918-Dec. 2012in North Vancouver, C. on Ken Winters passedB. away in December 20, 2012. He was 94 North Vancouver, B. C. on years old, beloved husband of December 20, 2012. He was 94 the late years old,Madolyn beloved Winters. husbandHe of was born Madolyn in Newington, Ontario the late Winters. He on April 4, 1918. He is was born in Newington, Ontario remembered by his Heson, on April 4, 1918. is Stephen (Alison), and son, his remembered by his daughter Cheryl (Jerry), and two Stephen (Alison), and his grandchildren, Justin (Leah) daughter Cheryl (Jerry), and and two Julia (Ian). HeJustin will be missed. grandchildren, (Leah) and Ken will be interned in Finch, Julia (Ian). He will be missed. Ontario a private burial in the Ken willatbe interned in Finch, spring ofat2013. Ontario a private burial in the spring of 2013.

LOST BERET ‘Regina Rifle Regiment WWII’ after Remembrance Day parade North Van. Pls call 604-985-5090

FRIDGE, DANBY DESIGNER Stainless Steel. Apt size, 10 cubic ft+. $325 obo. 604-926-9910.

DOUBLE BURAL plot at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, lot 128, Royal Oak Section, $20K 604-990-1362

SWIFT, Raymond Henry Arthur

LADIES DIAMOND Ring, yellow gold Estate ring. Vic. of Water Lane or Bowser Ave. Call 604-984-9728


LITTLE, Thomas Eric Stanley Oct. 17, 1926 - Dec. 8, 2012

WINTERS, Kenneth Markell April 4, 1918-Dec. 20, 2012 WINTERS, Kenneth Markell

FOUND PANDORA bracelet at Esso gas station at 27th and Mountain Highway 604-986-6482


A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Pick up or delivered. Rod 604-985-7193

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


Garage Sale

21ST CENTURY FLEA MARKET 175 tables of Bargains on Deluxe 20th Century Junque! SUN JAN 20 10-3 Croatian Cultural Center 3250 Commercial Drive, 604-980-3159 Adm: $5



BABY CHANGE table with pad, must pickup 604-980-8992 or 778-855-6434 FREE - 2 walnut wood TV console cabinets, with working TVs. light wood double bed headboard and mattress, sewing machine w/cabinet, 2 table and chair sets, You pick-up. Donna 604-202-8485


Sports Equipment

WESLO TREADMILL, folds up for storage $200. Healthware stationary bike $50. 604-986-5444


Wanted to Buy

* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid !


All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045 Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

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Music/Dance Instruction

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Daycare Centres

5005 BASSETTE HOUND male puppy, tri color CKC reg, micro chip, born Oct 13th, 2012, all shots, dewormed, $1000, 604-820-2629

GIANT Schnauzer Puppies purebred, ch. sired, not reg. nonshed, non-allergenic, fab pet and companion$1,500 604-858-2374 Golden Retriever X Golden Lab 1st shots, ready Jan 21, to good homes. $500. 604-951-0567

Daycare Space Open Now for 3-5yrs: $695/mo. Also 1-2yrs, ECE Staff ★604-929-5799


P/B MINIATURE Schnauzers, $500 born Dec 19, 2 wht, 3 salt & pepper, 1 blk, tails docked, dewormed 1-250-710-8972

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ADORABLE Lab Puppies for Sale Chocolate, Yellow and Black. Vet checked, vaccinated and dewormed. Ready to go Jan. 14. $650. 604-796-8485

SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.


Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply ARGENTINE DOGO only 4 girls left, ready next week, 1st shots dewormed. $1200. 604-997-7911


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Tutoring Services

15 YEARS EXP in Math & Stats tutoring with proven results. Tia 604-603-9612, 604-929-9612


Tutoring Services

CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

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Business Services

HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222

5020 JACK Russell Terrier 7yrs old deaf; only pet home; no children $250.




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Caring at home for my husband, who has a chronic disease, is getting to be more and more stressful. Where can I find support? North Shore Community Resources Caregiver Support SPACEProgram offers a range of free programs and activities to BOOKING support family caregivers. They offer monthly For:caregiver SENIOR’Sgroups, ONE-STOP LINE stress INFORMATION management and Rep: EGilbertson relaxation workshops, telephone support, individual consultation, educational sessions, Ad#: 1394964 and referral to community services. They also have a library that caregivers who are registered in the program can borrow from. For information and registration, contact them by email at or by phone at 604-982-3320.


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General Employment

WELCOME WAGON offers parttime career opportunity in your Lonsdale neighbourhood. Must have car/computer. Call Pat at 604-596-8577

Molly Maid

North & West Vancouver Mature f/t housecleaners required Mon to Fri, days. $11 to $16/hr. Valid BC drivers licence required. For interview. Call 604-987-4112


General Employment


Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.


To advertise in Employment call: 604-630-3300


Office Personnel

P/T ADMIN ASSISTANT Reception, accounting and project support. See full ad http://www.somersetcustom


Retail Sales

WILD BIRDS UNLIMITED 1190 Marine Dr Sales Associate 4 days a week, no evenings. Some retail sales req’d, along with the ability to carry 20lb bags of bird seed out to customers cars. Must be fit. Pls drop of resume or email to

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We currently have an opening for a part-time warehouse person with for the aloading and We currently havetoanassist opening part-time distribution of the North Shore News.

warehouse person to assist with the loading

Hours of work are Tuesday, Thursday andNews. Friday from and distribution of the North Shore 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. workmay arevaryTuesday, Thursday and toHours 3 p.m.of(hours depending on volume).

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This position is located at our North Vancouver Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (hours may warehouse.Thisisacontractpositionandremuneration vary depending on volume). is negotiable depending on experience.

ThisPlease position is located at our North Vancouver submit your resume no later than warehouse. This is a contract position and Friday, January 25, 2013 to: remuneration is negotiable depending on experience. Please submit your resume no later than Friday, January 25, 2013 to: We thank all applicants for their interest, but only those chosen for an interview will be contacted. If you are not contacted, we will keep your resume on file for future opportunities.

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Condos/ Townhouses


Port Moody


Condos/ Townhouses


S. Surrey/ White Rock

Avail in North Vancouver ★ with DEALERS LICENSE ★ ■ all equipment included ■ Ready to operate ■ Established business

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


Condos/ Townhouses



NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571


2BDRM/ 2BTH 1307 - 235 Guildford Way, Port Moody Fantastic Views! Floor to Ceiling Windows! 1242 sq.ft. floorplan. 2 s/s parking stalls! Walk to shops, parks & transit! Call Candace Cappellaro, Prudential Sterling Realty 604-421-1010. $469,900




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


RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see id5584

$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500

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:

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



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

Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections

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AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603



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Lots & Acreage


CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

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

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


Mobile Homes

OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272


CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

Coquitlam FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

New Westminster

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


Find the Key to your New Home • BUY • SELL • RENT


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


Langley/ Aldergrove


Real Estate

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Houses - Sale

For Sale by Owner


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




Houses - Sale

AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376


EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552



CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563



OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541


Out Of Town Property

BAJA, MEXICO Custom built seaside homes starting at $79,000. 800-409-6320 CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600


Vancouver East Side

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


Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: This week brings the last “home adjustment” whileweek (untilbrings April the or next Libra Sept. 23-Oct.for22:a This last December). You’ve made essential change, the “home adjustment” for a the while (until April or next crucial choiceYou’ve – for now. creative, romantic, December). madeSunday’s the essential change, the but leads nowhere. Tackle chorescreative, Monday/Tuesday crucial choice – for now. Sunday’s romantic, – a productive, mild Tackle luck aids you. Monday/Tuesday Relationships jut but leads nowhere. chores the landscape Wednesday to Friday –upafrom productive, mild luck aids you.morning Relationships jut eve.from Often, this bringsWednesday choice ormorning the adjustment up the landscape to Friday mentioned but this time or the the change seems eve. Often, above, this brings choice adjustment to lie deep;above, it slumbers (unless you change live in Asia or mentioned but this time the seems Europe). Mysteries, sexual(unless longings, coups to lie deep; it slumbers you financial live in Asia or Europe). Mysteries, longings, financial coups and lifestyle changessexual “whisper” to you Saturday. and lifestyleOct. changes “whisper” to you Saturday. Scorpio 23-Nov. 21: The accent remains Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: The accent remains on communications, travel, paperwork, casual on communications, paperwork, acquaintances. You are travel, finally receiving somecasual “pro” acquaintances. are finallytoreceiving some “pro” or affectionate You responses your queries. Stay or affectionate your –queries. Stay close to home orresponses in nature to Sunday DON’T start close to home or in nature – DON’T start renovations or home repairs,Sunday just relax. Romance, renovations or homeself-expression repairs, just relax. creativity, pleasure, and Romance, charming creativity, pleasure, self-expression charming kids call you Monday/Tuesday. Mostand systems are kids callthese: you Monday/Tuesday. Most systems are “go” for in fact, it’s a two-day winning streak. “go” these:Wednesday in fact, it’s atotwo-day winning Tackleforchores Friday. Be carefulstreak. what Tackle chores Wednesday Friday. careful what you start Friday This eveBeand Saturday you start Friday afternoon. This eve and Saturday bring relationships, opportunities – and potential bring relationships, opportunities – and potential opposition. opposition. Sagittarius Nov. Nov. 22-Dec. 22-Dec. 21: 21: This This is is your your last last week week Sagittarius of dancing around the money tree. Money isn’t your of dancing around the money tree. Money isn’t your biggest trend and spring spring (relationships (relationships biggest trend this this winter winter and and relocation relocation are) are) –– but but July July onward onward will and will see see you you either buying buying aa big big investment investment (e.g., (e.g., aa home) home) or or either landing aa lucky lucky money money pot. pot. You’re You’re restless restless Sunday: Sunday: landing travel for for pleasure, pleasure, not not practical practical ends. ends. Be Be home, home, travel relate to to kids, kids, garden, garden, mother relate mother nature, nature, Monday/ Monday/ Tuesday. All’s well. Wednesday to Friday brings romantic excitement, though it’s really a sensual attraction. The same days favour creativity, pleasure, sports. Tackle chores Saturday. Travel, soon!

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see id5556

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

Jan. 13 - Jan. 19 Jan. 13 - Jan. 19

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: Your energy, charisma and timing Dec. remain high. 19: (In Your fact,energy, your charisma Capricorn 22-Jan. charisma steps timing up a notch.) or travel and remain Start high. communications (In fact, your charisma projectsupMonday/Tuesday. domestic, realor estate, steps a notch.) Start Start communications travel retirement or foundational projects – or endreal situations projects Monday/Tuesday. Start domestic, estate, – Wednesday morning to Friday retirement or foundational projectsafternoon. – or end Romance, situations creative surges,morning arts, sports, pleasure and luckRomance, visit you – Wednesday to Friday afternoon. Friday Saturday. (If a romance doesvisit begin creativeevening surges,toarts, sports, pleasure and luck you now, long ittowill last is uncertain.) Money flows to Fridayhow evening Saturday. (If a romance does begin you month banklast it; isdon’t spend (except on Jan. now,all how long –it will uncertain.) Money flows to 22 tools, delays will youfor all equipment, month – bank it; telephony). don’t spendWork (except on Jan. 22 for equipment, tools, telephony). Work delays will dissolve soon. dissolve soon. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Continue to maintain a Aquarius 18: Continue to maintain low profile: Jan. rest, 20-Feb. contemplate, plan, reconnect witha low profile: rest, contemplate, plan, reconnect with spirit. Be charitable. Visit institutions, government spirit. Be charitable. Visit institutions, government offices. Attend management meetings. Your energy offices. Attend management meetings. energy and pizzazz climb nicely Sunday, but it’s Your hard to take and pizzazzsoclimb it’s hard to take advantage, relax.nicely ChaseSunday, moneybut or make purchases advantage, relax. Tuesday Chase money make no purchases Monday eveso through – all’s or smooth, lemons. Monday eve through TuesdayWednesday – all’s smooth, no lemons. Your chatty side emerges to Friday: you Your chatty side emerges Wednesday to Friday: you feel a bit of wanderlust. Wednesday’s best for friendly feel a bit of wanderlust. Wednesday’s best for friendly or “daily business” meetings. Friday night and the or “daily bring business” meetings. and the weekend weariness, and Friday the endnight of weariness weekend bring weariness, and the end of weariness – a month of personal power begins! – a month of personal power begins! Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your hopes remain Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Your hopes remain high. The The last last few few weeks weeks have have invigorated invigorated you you with with high. optimism, friendship friendship and and romantic romantic possibilities. possibilities. This This optimism, week is is similar, similar, but but it’s it’s the the last last in in your your run. run. Don’t Don’t delay delay week fun. Sunday’s Sunday’s tiring tiring and and yields yields no no net net results, results, so so relax, relax, fun. contemplate. Your Your energy energy and and charm charm bounce bounce back back contemplate. Monday/Tuesday.Chase money,buy/sell,and money,buy/sell,and catalogue catalogue Monday/Tuesday.Chase your possessions possessions (even (even ifif this this is is aa mere mere mental mental runrunyour through of of what what you you own) own) Wednesday Wednesday to to Friday. Friday. Avoid Avoid through big purchases Friday. Casual acquaintances appear Friday night, Saturday – paradoxically, right at the start of a quiet, solitude-prone month. • Reading: 416-686-5014

Sunday, January 13, 2013 - North Shore News - A41


Out Of Town Property


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



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

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


Recreation Property

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, Feb 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BDRM reno’d, soaker tub, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s Feb 1 $900 604-904-9507 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 1 BR, 700 sq ft, newer condo on Ravenwoods. Storage, f/p, d/w, w/d, prkg, fitness centre, lg patio. N/s, $1400 778-847-1311

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,

1 Br, $920, Avail Now Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. hardwood, gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-700-7572

1 BR AVAIL FEB 1. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1175, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272

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

1 BR Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. avail now $1,050 604-986-3700 1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, view, balc. $920 incl heat, hwater/cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555

CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Feb 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, large, new reno’d, hw flrs, bright avail Now, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 2BR $1050, Now or Jan 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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

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: UPDATED Bsmt unit in a nice quiet building. $725/month includes heat, H/W & hydro. N/s, 604-726-4884; 604-726-4884 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 604-363-4322

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424


North Van Apt. Rentals


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

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 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


West Van Apt. Rentals

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


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 - $1900 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.

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 1769 MARINE Dr, 1 bdrm, prime location cls to all ammen. fp, hardwood floors, dw, big deck, N facing $1500mnth 604-926-1010




Studio (Avail Feb 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Feb 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now), 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

West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2, 3 & 4 BR stes, avail Feb 1st Call 604-988-3828


Houses - Rent

Caulfeild View, 2000sf open plan, 3 BR, 2 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Now, ns, pet negot. $2800 +utils, 604-926-3630 COZY 1 bdrm log cabin, view, lrg sundeck, organic veg garden. $800 inc util, np/ns, no bbq Upper Lonsdale 604-988-3852

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

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - 2 BR semi waterfront $1975 - 2 BR seaside cottage $2325


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

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

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

SEASIDE VIEW Home, 3 BED/ 3BATH, West Van, $3500/m. Patrick O’Donnell, Personal Real Estate Corporation 604-839-3863 WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, h/w flrs, $4600/m, 3 bdrm, walk to seawall, $3600/m, 604-319-7674


Office/Retail Rent

All Utilities Included

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

1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)

WEST VAN furnished office space with north-facing balcony and shared waiting room available for quiet consultant in professional building. $900/mo utilities included. 604-921-9547

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive


Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM, $875 inc utils, net, cbl, shd w/d, ns, np, suits 1, Queensbury Keith, NOW, 604-986-8443

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

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites W Van, 2 BR, 2bath garden lvl of house, priv, n/s, Feb 1, $2200 incls utils, inste wd, 604-317-3608



GARAGE - Lane access - 600 sqft. Queensbury area. $700 Monthly. 604-985-5333

6540 2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824

Apartments & Condos

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Feb 1, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394 4 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 prkng spot, cls to school, bus, mall, $1850+util 604-562-2710 604-987-1844 4 BDRM, 2 bath, rec rm, f/p, 5 appls, ns/np, N Van, $1800/mo, avail Now, 604-988-3206 BRITISH PROPERTIES. 4 bdrm 2 bath, view, Swimming Pool, on prestigious Lower Eyremount Dr, $3650 604-715-2536

Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Feb 1, 604-202-3458

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

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

Apartments & Condos

2 BR $1125, Feb 1 & Mar 1, central Lonsdale, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692

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



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Shared Accommodation


Suites/Partial Houses

North Vancouver

2 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449 4th PERSON to share 4 br house nr LGH, suit wrkg person, Jan 15, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257



Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, AMBLESIDE, np ns, own entry, w/d, furnace, suits 1, Feb 1. $1000 incls utils. 604-925-4231

2 BDRM/1 BTH Ground Level Suite. Shared W/D, near Westview. Avail Feb 1. $1400 +1/3 util. 604-657-0214 EDGEMONT, LG 2 bdrm bsmt ste new house$1400 inc hydro/ ldry, avail Now, 604-616-6443


1 BR large ste, 5 min walk to Park Royal & beach, w/d, covered deck, own entry/prkg. $1200 neg. incl utils & internet 604-698-5347 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 2 BR, gas fp, laundry 1000sf, new, $1500+util, nr 2nd Narrows, river/trails, immed 604-929-4824 2 BR ste, St Georges & 4th, bright, in new home, 1 bath, own laundry/entry, suits 2, ns np. $1350 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-895-2010, 604-904-3421 2 BR, WVan, bright, quiet, close to bus, trails , dw/wd/patio, ns, suits 1 or wrkg couple, cbl/net $1500+util Feb1, 604-764-1881 3 BR, 2 full ba, West Van, ground flr ste, w/d, good cond, bright, nr schools/bus, $3000, Avail Feb 1, 778-279-1221 or 778-242-8575.

Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM near CapU. W/D, dishwasher, storage, pets OK. $1,600/m.

3BDRM 2.5 bath, 5 appl, 2 patios, o/d pool/gym, nr bus, shops, n/p, $1850. 604-998-2259

2 BR/3BR Avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1425/mo. Call, 604-986-0511


Wanted To Rent

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

A42 - North Shore News - Sunday, January 13, 2013



Auto Finance


Luxury Cars


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



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

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

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


5spd, only 16,000kms.

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

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

AWD, NAV, DVD, loaded.

STK 951430 WAS $14,900

STK 951190 WAS $38,900

NOW $11,998

NOW $35,988



4matic, fully appointed.

Leather, auto, loaded, only 8,000kms. STK 951660

STK 951610 WAS $29,900

NOW $26,900


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

NOW $42,900

WAS $39,900

Now $35,900


Collectibles & Classics

9130 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.

NOW $32,900

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553


Stk 9949910 WAS $38,900

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


STK 950850 WAS $35,900

WAS $47,900

NAV, sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680

8 pass, loaded.

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards

2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

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 $15,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD, Only 94,000kms $15,850


Sports & Imports

1994 NISSAN Maxima, auto, 4 dr, all power options, new front brakes/tires $2200 604-929-1907 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

Financing & Leasing Available

NOW $30,742

Now $44,900



WAS $48,800

WAS $18,995

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

4x4, 9 pass, leather, loaded.

NOW $43,890

NOW $16,800



Stk 951550 WAS $39,900

WAS $15,900

2500 LTZ, fully loaded.

9145 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 $12,851


WAS $25,900

Stk 951620 WAS $23,900

S/cab, 4x4, only 51,000kms. STK 951670

Auto, a/c, loaded.

NOW $22,900

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


STK 8G56302 WAS $17,900

Stk 951490 WAS $27,900

8pass, leather, mint.

NOW $14,900

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


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



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

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

2000 AUDI S4 2.7T, 6sp, 4wd. Blk with blk leather int. Upgraded exhaust, turbos & more. 219,000 km $9800 778-229-0283

2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6,500 OBO, Call 778-279-1490




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 2004 GMC Safari EXT, 151,368km, custom stereo, pwer steering/windows, cruz, abs, ac, airbags, rear wheel drive with traction control, new winter tires, $7995 obo, 604-988-5645 2004 GMC Safari EXT, 151,368km, custom stereo, pwer steering/windows, cruz, abs, ac, airbags, rear whl drive with traction control, new winter tires, $7995 obo, 604-988-5645





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

2004 MAZDA 626, black, leather, auto, ht seats, gd cond, 110k km, aircared. $8000. 604-440-4322

NOW $23,900

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections

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

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


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

843 West 1st St. N.Van

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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

NOW $19,900


Duramax diesel, rare 5 speed.

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


9125 10 FORD F150 XLT

Scrap Car Removal


Sunroof, loaded.

NOW $35,355

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Sports & Imports

604.984.7714 or visit:

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


For more information on these cars & others call Ted


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

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

Central Auto North Shores Best

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166

1997 Honda Civic CX 22,000 kms, 1 owner, red, timewarp car. $6,900. 778-318-5262


Sports & Imports


2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874 2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

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

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

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

Rates From As Low As


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



1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van

Ask us for details Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.

PLACE YOUR AUTOMOTIVE ADS 24/7 Go to and Click on classifieds



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HOME SERVICES Call ThE Experts 8015

Appliance Repairs

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



Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.


$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 CLEANING PERSON avail Mon, Thurs & Sat. Reliable, 15 yrs exp. Excellent refs 604-990-5307 METICULOUS EUROPEAN cleaner/housekeeper has 2 openings, 18yrs exp, 604-788-4999 Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546


PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663




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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344




NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*)

*Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925


• Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer ACCREDITED BUSINESS

ALL YOUR electrical & reno needs. Lic’d electrician #37940. Bonded & insured 604-842-5276 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB


Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105





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



Painting, Gutters, Power Washing, Christmas Lights Down, Yard Clean-Up and Small Household Repairs


LONSDALE ELECTRIC lic#1756 For All Your Electrical Needs 604-988-7232 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

■ . 604 980.8384

To place your ad in Call the Experts call 604-630-3300




CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101




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

Lawn & Garden




Includes 3 gallons of



SUNRISE PAINTING Drywall repair, textured ceiling & mouldings. Cell 604-657-6465

Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed ! WCB★ Free Est ★ Insured ★

New Years Special 25% off Interior Painting


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




MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271

Cell 604-657-6465 or 604-987-6560

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117

778-858-5793 PS Painting and Powerwashing, $159/room. 20 yrs exp. Free est. Ask for Peter


Home Services

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

DOUG’S HANDYMAN Service, Painting, gutters, yard cleanup, small house repairs. 604-985-4604

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

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

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


Moving & Storage


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


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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount





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


We accept Visa, MC, Amex


1175 W.15 St. North Van

Hot • Renos or New Jobs • Boilers Water • Drain Camera Inspection Tanks • Water Jetting Flushing from $795


Insured - Licensed - Bonded


Garbage Removal • Deliveries Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK








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


• Cedar Shakes • Flat Roofing • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance

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

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993


Power Washing

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


Renovations & Home Improvement

On Site

Interior Exterior

Kitchen Bathroom

Call Sean Today

604-987-ROOF (7663)

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

604-984-9004 604-984-6560


604 451 0225

THE(since ROOFER 1978)


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

7 Day FULL Bathroom Reno’s New Fixtures, Tiles & Paint. Cert. Plumber 20 + yrs Exp. ★Call 604-649-3140 ★ BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 Qualified Carpenter, 25 yrs exp, renovations, repairs, insured. WCB, good rates, references. Call James 604-788-8863

★ Sundecks & Stairs ★ Form work, Int/Ext finishing ★Mike 604-290-3082★






WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee


*Must be mentioned at time of booking estimate to receive no HST offer

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

• Liability Insurance • A Rating BBB • WCB Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316






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

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

• Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

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


We’ve got you covered

NO HST! til Feb.15 (max. 400*)

Res - Com Professional Service FLAT RATE 7 DAYS/WK



Plumbing Ltd

From the City to the Valley Call Today



Honest Service Lic - Ins - Bonded


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


604-726-9152 604-984-1988

Call Michael – 604 619-1126



Call Todd for details J

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

Painting/ Wallpaper A N D

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



A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319



Richard Wood

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

Century Hardwood Floors 604-376-7224

Award-Winning Renovations ■ Rendering to Reality ■

Renovations & Custom Homes

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

Cell 604-671-0084 Email: ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321


Hardwood Floor Refinishing

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

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105


Flooring/ Refinishing


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



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


CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559



Roof Tune-Up from



24 hr repair

WCB & liability insured


THE(since ROOFER 1978) Roof Tune-Up from



24 hr repair

WCB & liability insured


North West Roofing & Renovations Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530


Rubbish Removal


We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7194 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior



Top Soil

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



Tree Services

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



ALL THINGS IN FABRIC is having a Custom Tailored Slip Cover Sale 25% off til Feb 15. 604-376-4140 • Lower Lonsdale



All Season Roofing

• Window cleaning • Power washing • Gutter cleaning/repairs • WCB insured • Free estimates

20 year Labour Warranty available


Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

604-591-3500 WEST SIDE ROOFING




604-722-1105 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. 604-984-6560


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

Any project,


or small ...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section

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