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B.C. losing film business to Ontario and Quebec where tax breaks are bigger Jane Seyd

FACED with the prospect of losing its “Hollywood North” title to Ontario and Quebec, the local film business is calling on the province for assistance.

But so far, the movie makers haven’t been getting a lot of reassuring signals from B.C. decision makers. Heading into 2013, “We’ve been down three years in a row,” said Paul Klassen, spokesman for the International Alliance of Theatrical Stage Employees, which represents many people who work in the local movie business. Peter Leitch, president of the North Shore Studios, Mammoth Studios and chair of the Motion Picture Production Association, agrees it’s been a tough go for the industry recently. “We struggled last year with feature films we’d usually get that went elsewhere,” he said. A decade ago, B.C. was considered the third top location for movie making in North America, earning it the title Hollywood North. That year, movie projects spent a high of $1.4 billion in the province. Local studios became known for work on productions like Stargate and Smallville. The last three years haven’t been nearly as good. In 2010, spending was See Filming page 5

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SARA Morison is one of four artists exhibiting in Abstract Narrative at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver, from Jan. 22 to Feb. 20. The other artists are Monica Gerwurz, Michael Jeffery and Shakun Jhangiani. An opening reception runs 6-8 p.m. on Tuesday. The public can meet the artists Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m.


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The department has received several recent complaints from residents targeted in the “Ukash” scam in which users find their computers frozen and unable to navigate away from a fraudulent message. In Canada, the message typically purports to be from the RCMP’s cyber crime unit, advising that a fine must be paid in order for the computer to be unlocked. To pay the bogus fine, the scammers direct victims to go purchase a “Ukash” voucher from a store and input the voucher’s pin number, which transfers funds to online thieves. The RCMP, of course, does not freeze people’s computers and demand payoffs to unfreeze them. The Ukash scam is triggered by a software virus circulating the web that is best removed with up-to-date antivirus software. Police would like to remind residents that they should not be giving out information or providing money in any form to anyone that they do not know or trust.


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the year, meaning less wait times; and prevented a significant number of patients undergoing surgical procedures from having complications. “I have a great technology that needed to get pulled out of the abyss and into a hospital system,” says Cross. “Just like those kind arms (that pulled me from the plane) I had kind people that were willing to take a chance . . . and champion something at high risk to themselves. And they did and it was really amazing. I really do feel that the technology was saved just at the right time, just like I was saved at the right time of my plane.”

CAROLYN Cross was one of the first to wake up following the crash. Still in the airplane, she was enveloped by an eerie silence. Her nostrils were filled with smoke and the strong smell of fuel, and her eyes took in the flickering flames around her. “It was a really amazing moment for me because I had complete understanding of what happened,” says the 50-year-old West Vancouver mother of three. Cross smiled to herself after realizing she was still clutching her cellphone, having desperately texted goodbye messages to her children and husband minutes before the plane went down. “I started yelling at everyone to wake up,” she says. “I wasn’t sure how I was going to get out of the plane, but I knew I had to. I was so surprised that I was alive. . . . I literally had closed my eyes and was ready to meet the maker. . . . And then I realized with huge panic setting in that, ‘I can’t move and the plane’s on fire.’ That’s when the worst of the panic came in because I just did not want to be burned alive.” Realizing she was blocking her fellow passengers’ escape, Cross tried to move, though she had no feeling in her legs. She blacked out for a few moments, then awoke to find herself having inched slightly closer to the exit at the back of the craft. Cross was spent and a feeling of hopelessness began to set in. It was at that moment that, “This hand, this very big fellow starts grabbing me and lifting me out,” she says. “That was immediately followed by the sensation that other, less strong, hands were lifting me and carrying me out and . . . immediately the ‘hands of God’ went through my mind.” Getting her to safety, her rescuer Simon Pearce and other Good Samaritans who were first on the scene of the fiery crash, continued to re-enter the wreckage to save the lives of the crash survivors. “While I was on the ground I could feel the heat and I turned to look at the plane,” says Cross. “I heard people saying, ‘It’s going to explode, get away!’. . . . And I saw them going back in and I just wanted to cry and I couldn’t believe that they would do that.” Cross was one of nine people on a small Beechcraft Northern Thunderbird Air flight from Vancouver to Kelowna on Oct. 27, 2011 that went down shortly after takeoff following the pilot’s realization that there was an oil leak. He attempted to make a safe return to YVR, though was unable to do so and the plane

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NORTH Vancouver resident Carolyn Cross heads Ondine Biomedical, a company dedicated to reducing infection without antibiotics in a number of medical fields. crashed on Richmond’s Russ Baker Way, 900 metres from the airport’s runway. All the passengers survived, though the pilot, North Vancouver resident Luc Fortin, 44, and his first-officer passed away due to injuries sustained in the fire. Cross’s odds of survival were “impossible,” the result of a number of “miracles,” she says, like the pilots’ ability to land the plane in such a way as to minimize impact; as well as the selflessness of the passersby who were undeterred by the intense flames and carried her and the other victims to safety. Fifteen months later, Cross shares her memories of that day and how she “survived the unsurvivable,” in an effort to draw a comparison between another ongoing challenge she’s facing in her life, a 13-year journey to get the world to take notice of a technology she wants to get into the hands of hospital medical staff to better serve patients. Cross is the chairman (her word) and CEO of

Ondine Biomedical, a Vancouver-based company dedicated to the development of non-antibiotic anti-infective therapies for a broad spectrum of bacterial, viral and fungal infections. Thanks to the support of Vancouver Coastal Health, Cross and her 25-member team’s hard work is finally starting to pay off as the company’s platform technology called photodisinfection has been in use at Vancouver General Hospital for the last year. Ondine’s MRSAid Photodisinfection System uses non-thermal light energy to kill potentially harmful bacteria in patients’ nasal passages before they head into the operating room. VGH launched a year-long treatment trial combining the use of the non-drug therapy with antiseptic wipes, marking a world-wide first. The innovative pilot project, funded by the hospital and the University of British Columbia Hospital Foundation, yielded close to $2 million in cost savings. More importantly to patients, it allowed for more surgeries over the course of

••• Cross, who was born in Montreal and grew up in Waterloo, has a background in the investment world, having previously worked in Toronto as a portfolio manager. “I really appreciated how hard it was and how long the time horizons for anything in the biotech life sciences world was,” she says. In the mid-1990s, Cross’s husband received a job offer in the Vancouver area and they moved to the Lower Mainland. Looking to switch gears in terms of her career, she was introduced to Ondine’s photodisinfection technology and was blown away by its potential. The process was invented by professor Michael Wilson at Eastman Dental Institute at University College London in the United Kingdom. Ondine had licensed it from the institute, however didn’t have the funds to get the company off the ground. Cross came on board with Ondine in 1999 and her initial focus was a dental application, though a personal experience prompted her to change gears. In 2005, Cross’ youngest child, Julia, then two-and-a-half, contracted an infection that puzzled doctors as to its root. She was very sick and antibiotics weren’t working. Doctors eventually realized Julia, now 10, was fighting resistant forms of bacteria, colloquially referred to as superbugs. “When you’re looking at your daughter hooked up and possibly dying and they don’t know what it is, you’re starting to make deals with God,” she says. “It was: ‘Please God, take my life instead of hers;’ or “Please God, if you let her live, I am going to take this technology and move it into the superbug space faster than I was planning to.” Julia made a full recovery and Cross has since worked to reorient her company to focus more on hospital-acquired infections and, in particular, surgical site infections. See Dealing page 5

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Filming creates 5,000 local jobs From page 1 down $400 million to just over $1 billion and it was only slightly higher in 2011. Numbers for 2012 aren’t yet available but they aren’t expected to be cause for optimism. “We’re probably around number five or six right now (in terms of locations),” said Leitch. Both Leitch and Klassen point to a change in 2009, when governments in Ontario and Quebec hiked the tax credits being offered to foreign movie projects. In those provinces, movie productions now receive a credit of 25 per cent of everything they spend on a project. That compares to the B.C. film tax credit of one-third of labour costs only. That makes it about 10 per cent cheaper for movie companies to shoot their projects back east, said Leitch. In 2009, 12 feature films were shot in B.C., said Klassen, compared to portions of only six made in the province last year. “That’s a radical change,” he said. B.C. is starting to be knocked out of the running before decisions are even made, said Klassen. He said he’s seen small businesses in post-production movie work, suppliers and those who build props shut their doors. Some of his own union members have had to move to Ontario just to stay employed. Among those pulling up stakes are local producers. That’s especially concerning, said Klassen, because “They often are the key element that brings work to the province.” Currently there are about 25,000 who work in the industry province-wide, including about 5,000 on the North Shore. They are part of a current lobbying effort — including an online petition and meetings among industry leaders — to secure more government help for the movie business. The industry has asked the B.C. government to consider boosting its own tax credits to put the local industry on a more even footing with those back east. So far, that’s met with a chilly response, with the cash-strapped government indicating that it’s not interested in a “race to the bottom” by trying to match eastern tax breaks. Leitch said even if B.C. can’t match what eastern provinces offer, giving movie projects a bigger break would make a difference, even temporarily. In the long run, Leitch said it’s a business that the province should be embracing. “Everybody’s got a couple of screens or more these days,” he said. “It makes sense not to give up on an industry we’ve invested so heavily in.” Klassen agrees. “If we keep having slower years, at what point do we lose more critical infrastructure and talent that we cannot recoup?” he asked. “(Hollywood North) is not an overnight sensation. It took a lot of work to get there.”

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Movement to get Ondine’s technology into widespread use has been slow and the irony of the situation is not lost on Cross. “That’s what I do, I beat resistance,” she says. “My slogan is I’m dealing with the world of resistance, but most of it is indifference, siloed budgets, ‘Not my job,’ ‘Oh that’s too bad,’ or ‘Good for you, but I can’t help you.’ It’s often like the little chicken who’s saying: ‘Who will help me plant?’ “It’s been really frustrating because even though there’s a lot of lip service to infection there hasn’t been a lot of support and certainly not enough investment dollars.”

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••• The support and acceptance of VCH and VGH has been a major step in the right direction for Cross. “I cannot say enough about the team at VGH and Dr. Elizabeth Bryce,” she says. “The world doesn’t understand this yet, but she has just changed how patient safety is going to be handled. She’s done a world’s first and it’s extraordinary,” she adds. In light of her work on the project, Bryce was honoured Dec. 11 with the first-ever Champion For Change Award, co-sponsored

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••• Cross started working with health authority on the pilot project two and a half years ago. Dr. Elizabeth Bryce, regional medical director, infection control at VCH, is credited with bringing Ondine’s MRSAid into use at VGH, viewing the process as a means of helping prevent surgical site infections, which most often come from patients’ own bacteria, she says. During an operative procedure, patients can get organisms coming from their nose as they breathe out, as well as from their skin, going to the operative site. Therefore, the skin and nose are targeted prior to surgery, traditionally with an antiseptic body wash and an antibiotic up the nose, administered for five to seven days leading up to the operation. “The problem that’s happened is people forget to do this when they’re at home,” says Bryce, meaning they don’t have 100 per cent compliance with that preventative therapy. “And in addition, what happens is you get antibiotic resistance developing from the product that people place in their nose,” she adds. Ondine’s nasal decolonization system sees a photosensitizer formula applied to a patient’s nasal openings, followed by a painless four-minute illumination step, killing the “bad bugs” and “leaving healthy tissue alone,” a form of “targeted killing,” says Cross. Overall, the procedure lasts about 10 minutes. “Then you’re into an operation completely cleared of the bugs that could self-infect when your immune system is down,” says Cross. Bryce viewed the process as having the potential to help prevent surgical site infections because it’s immediate — “one zap to the nostrils so to speak” — and would result in 100 per cent compliance. “We thought that fits in very nicely with our needs to have a decolonization program that’s safe and effective and doesn’t promote antibiotic resistance,” she says. VGH’s year-long pilot recently wrapped, seeing the combined use of MRSAid and chlorhexidine body wipes on more than 5,000 patients prior to surgeries, including cardiac, neurosurgical, orthopedic, spine, thoracic, vascular and breast. “Those are our highest risk surgeries if they do get a complication. The consequences can be quite severe, so that’s the group that we targeted,” says Bryce. The trial saved VGH an estimated $1.9 million in the first year. It also reduced the numbers of surgical site infections at the hospital by 39 per cent, allowing for approximately 140 additional surgeries to be performed, having prevented the need for readmission and prolonged hospital stays for many patients. VGH’s costs associated with implementing MRSAid and the antiseptic wipe pilot program, including staffing, materials and lab costs was approximately $500,000 for one year, which was “easily recouped by the money they saved,” says Bryce. They ran a “Cadillac program,” as they hired staff specifically for the project, as well as a nurse educator in anticipation of other hospitals looking for future training. “I think for hospitals like Lions Gate for example, you could integrate all of this into the normal operating room flow and you probably wouldn’t have to hire the additional people. It’s all the scale of things. For us, we’re running many, many more operating rooms than most other hospitals,” she says. The Vancouver hospital is committed to continuing the program for the next year.

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HIS week, former seven-time Tour de France cycling champion Lance Armstrong finally admitted to the world what most of us had already concluded — he cheated. Officially, the evidence had been stacked up for a while. Armstrong had already been stripped of his Tour de France titles. Yet we needed to see him say it. Never mind that cheating in sport is sadly commonplace. When it comes to deception, Armstrong was in a goldmedal category all his own. Why? Because of his vociferous denials stretching back over a decade. The way he mercilessly pursued those who accused him of cheating. The way he threw those closest to him under the bus to maintain the fallacy. In his interview with Oprah Winfrey, Armstrong didn’t appear to

feel especially bad about cheating or about the ruthless actions he deemed necessary to maintain the lie. Tellingly, Armstrong didn’t choose to come clean before any official sports organization,butinsteadchosetoanswer questions from TV’s high priestess of the orchestrated confession. While Armstrong’s actions can only be described as sociopathic, we all played a part in this story. We wanted to believe that it was possible to overcome adversity, win honestly and still be a good guy underneath it all. As Armstrong told Winfrey, “This story was so perfect for so long . . . and it wasn’t true.” But for a long time we were prepared to put hero-worship ahead of the mounting evidence of his cheating. That reflects on us and our desires, as much as it reflects on him.

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“Their position was simple — ‘We want the project, we went out and supported the project and Onni should not abandon the project until the council has formally said yes or no.’” Onni vice-president Beau Jarvis on the company’s decision to bring their twotower Lonsdale and 13th Street project back before city council (from a Jan. 16 news story). ••• “In the two years I’ve been chairing it, we’ve been treading water.” District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton discusses the difficulties of alleviating transit woes in his role as chairman of the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation (from a Jan. 18 news story). ••• “I have nurses going home in tears because they can’t provide excellent care.” Chairwoman of the Coastal Mountain region of the B.C. Nurses Union KathAnn Terrett blasts the staff shortages she says are plaguing local hospitals (from a Jan. 13 news story).

Roadside prohibition data incomplete

Dear Editor: Last November the B.C. ministry of justice announced the success of its Immediate Roadside Prohibition (IRP) program in its first two years. Data was presented to show that 104 lives had been saved as a result of the program ( shareddocs/alcohol-related-fatalities%20oct-2010sept-2012.pdf). However, an ICBC document ( provides more complete information related to traffic fatalities, including statistics on the factors contributing to accidents, and the numbers of injuries and fatalities during this time period. The information calls into question the claims made by the ministry about the numbers of lives saved as a result of the program. The ICBC document shows, while there was a decrease in alcohol related fatalities in 2011, the first year of the IRP program, there was an increase in the number of “casualty crashes,” from 51,000 to 52,000, and an associated increase in injuries, from 76,000 to 78,000. Note that the ICBC records are listed by calendar year, while the data quoted by the provincial government coincides with the start of the IRP program in October 2010. Despite the three month shift, there is good agreement between the two sets of data. The ICBC data provides a possible explanation for the apparent contradiction between the drop in fatalities coincident with an increase in casualty


crashes and injuries. A table entitled “restraints” shows there was a surprising decrease of 35 fatalities (41 per cent) in 2011 in which the victims were not wearing seat belts. No explanation for a change in behaviour is provided, but the decrease may reflect improved police surveillance. (The drop in fatalities in 2011 is calculated relative to the average of the fatalities for the years 2007 to 2010 listed in the ICBC document.) Furthermore, the government statement made no mention of the drop in 2011 in fatalities from accidents in which alcohol was not a factor (33 fatalities, 13 per cent). Much of this decline was associated with a decrease in distracted driving following the introduction of restrictions on cellphone use and texting in 2010, the same year the IRP program was established. Presumably the coincident decline in distracted driving fatalities would contribute proportionately to the decline in alcohol related fatalities. In its announcement, the government also included claims of lives saved in 2012. It referenced “preliminary” data for 2012 provided by the RCMP, and available at alcohol-related-fatalities-oct-2000-sept-2012.pdf. In fact, the only “information” provided for 2012 is an “estimate” of alcohol related fatalities. No other information, estimated or otherwise, is provided. All other data is listed simply as “N/A.” Without the omitted information, this pseudodata is so incomplete as to be almost meaningless.

Furthermore, this document includes a proviso that “Data for 2012 is preliminary and may change as reports are finalized and police data is reconciled with coroners.” The coroner has not as yet posted data for 2012, and surprisingly the coroner’s report of Motor Vehicle Incident Deaths 2002-2011 ( coroners/publications/docs/stats-motor-vehicle. pdf) specifically omits the data for alcohol-related fatalities in 2011. At best the ministry’s claim of the success of the IRP program is based upon data for a single year, 2011, plus the last three months of 2010. And that limited data appears to have been “cherry picked” to support the ministry message. The claim is not well supported, either by the ICBC data or by data released this week by Statistics Canada showing that in 2011 B.C. recorded the largest increase in impaired driving rates of any province at 15 per cent (statcan. Obviously everything reasonable and legal must be done to reduce impaired driving rates. However, the ministry’s support of its program is frustrating in that it is misleading, yet difficult to check. Without locating the source materials, the options seem to be blind acceptance or rejection of the statements. Eventually many in the public simply ignore all messages, and that is sad. Ben Clifford North Vancouver





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PARENTS, be careful what cultural biases you give your babies — you’re probably setting the tone for years to come.

My own mum, like many Canadian parents of her time, fed my siblings and me a steady diet of English authors when we were young, starting with A.A. Milne. It’s surely her that I have to thank for my lifelong Anglophilia. And now I’ve got more company than ever, due to TV’s incredibly popular Downton Abbey. I relish my Anglo obsession. Between Downton episodes, I’m currently listening to a very English audio book, Joseph Anton: A Memoir, Salman Rushdie’s compelling account of his life. It reveals how everything changed for the Bombay-born, then-Londonbased author after Iran’s Ayatollah Khomeini declared a fatwa against him for perceived insults to “Islam, the Prophet and the Quran” in his book The Satanic Verses. Joseph Anton is beautifully read by Mumbai-born, Cambridge-educated actor Sam Dastor. Much of the fun of listening to English books, and watching English shows, is that the actors in charge are so marvellous. No North American could hold a candle to Maggie Smith as the Dowager Countess of Grantham on Downton. And

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buildings where detectives temporarily set up their on-site investigations; the dark pubs where they repair for a pint; the cozy cottages where frightened old ladies are served strong tea by tight-lipped investigating officers. There’s a timelessness about these mystery writers that takes you blessedly out of the hideous nattering of social media and back to a world where people speak face to face and are fully present. That’s true of the BBCTV series Sherlock, as well. Though the show is enticingly set in modern-day London, technological interruptions are kept to a minimum. I wouldn’t know a thing about this series if it weren’t for another English treasure, writer Caitlin Moran. I asked for Moran’s two books for Christmas and have been devouring them ever since. Home-schooled, poorly dressed, eccentric

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North Coast no place for oil tankers Roger Sweeny Contributing writer

LET’S get real. The inner passages of the B.C. North Coast are no place for foreign-flag monster tankers loaded with diluted bitumen (dilbit).

Last August I made a formal submission to the Enbridge Joint Review Panel. Now, bombarded as we are by Enbridge fullpage advertisements, I feel compelled to share my concerns more widely. My experiences over more than 30 years on the B.C. Coast in 10 commercial and naval vessels as deckhand, bridge watchkeeper, navigator and captain, make me extremely concerned about the Enbridge proposal to ship, on a regular basis, huge quantities of dilbit from Kitimat out through Hecate Strait and Dixon Entrance to the Pacific. Fair weather navigation in Douglas Channel, Squally Reach, Caamano Sound and Principe Channel requires precision and watchfulness even in a small vessel. The dangers attending a breakdown, misstep or inattention to duty escalate dramatically as vessel dimensions (and windage, turning characteristics, stopping distance etc.) increase. The deeper a shift’s draft the more constrained the navigable channel becomes. Great range of tide, strong tidal currents and rapidly deteriorating weather — all typical of the North Coast — further complicate and can wreck the best laid plans for safe navigation. I have sailed those waters in the flat calm of a sunny summer day, in thick fog, and in the driving rain squalls and buffeting of an autumn gale. My memories of Hecate Strait are that it can be idyllic and peaceful at one moment and then, within short hours, become a wasteland of howling winds and mountainous seas such as cause experienced mariners to grit their teeth and hang on tight. I was in the frigate HMCS Stettler there one night when we rolled sixty degrees to port, sustaining considerable damage down below. On another occasion, as my friends in the fleet oiler HMCS Provider related it, the 20,000 ton ship so nearly “stood on her nose” amid the monstrous waves of that extremely shallow strait that some on the bridge feared she might strike bottom. Recognized as the fourth most dangerous body of water in the world, 20 per cent of Hecate Strait has water depth of less than 20 metres. I wonder how a tanker drawing 60 or 70 feet might fare in a Hecate winter storm. Risk is the product of likelihood that something will go wrong and the fallout if it does. Modern machinery, navigation aids, communications etc. can have zero failure rate, but those who operate the equipment, though better educated and trained than ever, always have been and surely will remain the major stumbling block to a foolproof system. Look no further than Titanic, Exxon Valdes, Queen of the North, Costa Concordia — all testament to human folly. Nor does the presence of a

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pilot on the bridge guarantee safe passage: We read that a senior B.C. pilot was directing the ship’s movements when the Cape Apricot collided with the Westshore Terminal on Dec. 7, 2012 (Vancouver Sun, Dec. 18). Consider, too, that all the proposed tanker traffic would be in foreign-flag vessels, which do not always measure up to highest standards of safety, maintenance and crew competence. The likelihood of a significant tanker accident between Kitimat and the Pacific may be very small, but it is finite. The fallout could be horrendous. The Exxon legacy persists to this day in Cook Inlet. So does that of a much smaller spill closer to home and twice as long ago. In 1964, a barge carrying bunker oil sank in shallow water close to Mickey Island, near Vancouver, and leaked a dozen barrels a day into West Howe Sound for six-weeks until salvaged. Shorelines in the Pasley Island group were blackened to high tide mark, thousands of seabirds contaminated, and the bounteous oyster beds wiped out. Now, half a century later, there are far fewer seabirds, no oysters and the rocks still show black. All for a 500 barrel spill! It appears that as yet only the World Wildlife Fund Canada — through studies by UBC

Fisheries Centre and by the Centre for Marine Studies in Perth, Australia — has tackled seriously the possibility and impact of a major spill in North Coast waters. Big questions lie unanswered. Has the Canadian Coast Guard determined whether traditional crude oil spill clean-up techniques will work with dilbit? How will dilbit be dispersed by wind, sea and tide compared to crude? Is it more likely than crude to sink as the lighter properties evaporate? What toxins does it contain? How will all living things within the scope of such a spill be affected? If not contained or recovered, for how long will the spill site persist as an environmental hazard? From what the climatologists keep telling us and from our own experience in recent seasons, it seems prudent to expect that extreme weather incidents will occur more frequently in years to come. The B.C. North Coast will not be immune. Driving a huge dilbit laden tanker through a treacherous channel in a North Coast winter gale invites disaster. The finite likelihood of a tanker accident — no matter how remote — multiplied by the potentially catastrophic fallout from a major spill of diluted bitumen into northern B.C. waters constitutes a risk no thinking Canadian can afford to accept. Roger Sweeny is a retired naval commander and a master mariner. He lives in West Vancouver.

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Society executive director Sue Ketler and Joan Townsend Representatives of the West Vancouver Community Centres Society held their first donor recognition event at the West Vancouver Community Centre Nov. 28. Guests were treated to appetizers and refreshments and then the official unveiling of the new Donor Wall took place, which recognizes all those who’ve contributed to the society to date. Info:

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THE mothers line up, kiss their young children and babies goodbye under the watchful eye of a nanny, and file into the spa for a complimentary facial. For Angela Santoro, those respites from the stresses and strains of motherhood are a great benefit to young mothers, and the reason she co-founded Modern Mama North Vancouver. Santoro and Jai Onofrey brought the Alberta company to the North Shore

in 2011, and have since organized frequent events for members of the maternal social club, including a recent spa day. “The spa did it complimentary for us, for marketing from their perspective,” Santoro explains. “The moms literally got to hand off their baby to a nanny while they went in to get a facial.” Modern Mama began in Edmonton in 2008 with the goal of providing the mothers of young children with a network of support as well as a social life. The company now has three branches in Alberta and locations in Vancouver, Surrey, and Burnaby. See Moms page 20

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Family to Family Course: An intense 12-week education course for families dealing with serious mental illness Tuesdays Jan. 22-April 9, 7-9:30 p.m. at Family Support Centre, 2051865 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. The course is taught by trained family members who themselves have ill relatives and many years’ experience dealing with the system. It will be of particular interest to families whose relatives have recently been diagnosed. Offered for free by the North Shore Schizophrenia Society. Info: 604-926-0856 or

Advances in Arthritis and Osteoporosis: Dr. Simon Huang, renowned Vancouver rheumatologist and associate professor at the University of British Columbia, will present ongoing research in arthritis and osteoporosis Monday, Jan. 21, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Prescription Drug Misuse Forum: A panel of experts and key stakeholders will discuss the prevention of prescription drug misuse Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at Kay Meek Centre, 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Registration: Shred for the Cure: A ladies night in support of the B.C. Cancer Foundation returns to Mount Seymour every Monday night, 5-10 p.m. until March 11 (excluding Feb. 11). Participants can pick up vouchers at the following North Vancouver locations: The Boardroom, 2057 Lonsdale Ave. or North Shore Ski and Board, 1625 Lonsdale Ave. Bring the voucher to guest services and it will be exchanged for a complimentary lift ticket once a donation is made to the B.C. Cancer Foundation. Info:

Getting to Know Dementia: An introductory session on Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias and the challenges of receiving a diagnosis Tuesday, Jan. 22, from 10 a.m. to noon at the Alzheimer Society Resource Centre, 148 East Second St., North Vancouver. Participants will learn about the different types of support available and how to begin planning for the future. Free, donations welcome.Registrationrequired: 604-984-8348 or ksutherland@ Depression: Learn the symptoms of depression and how to help yourself or support someone struggling with the disorder Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. For more information, phone 604-987-6959 See more page 15

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A walk to remember WEST Vancouver residents Gary and Barbara Grais are among the community members planning to participate in the upcoming annual Alzheimer Society of B.C. Walk for Memories, which raises awareness about Alzheimer’s disease and other dementias as well as raises funds for community members who are living with dementia. This year’s event is being held Sunday, Jan. 27 from 1 to 3 p.m. starting at the Stanley Park Pavilion. The couple has been participating in the event for a number of years, following Barbara’s diagnosis with Alzheimer’s seven years ago. Info:

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LIVE health notes From page 15 Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info:, 778227-8047 or Full Body Blast: A fast paced, high-intensity workout alternating between weights, cardio and core to keep the heart rate high to maximize calorie expenditure Thursdays, 12:10-1 p.m. at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St. Fee: $6.55 drop-in or part of the North Vancouver Recreation Commission fitness membership. Info: 605-9878138. Dancing for Birth: Prenatal movement and preparation classes Thursdays, Jan. 24-Feb. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. at Birthing Buddies Childbirth Services, 3038 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. An interactive program to learn about birth while preparing physically and emotionally for the experience. Admission by donation with proceeds going to Shanti Uganda, a local organization working to improve birth in Uganda. Registration: 604-928-2334 or Finding Your Anchor: An empowering women’s circle led by counsellor Rita Yawney Saturday, Feb. 2, 2:30-4:30 p.m. at See more page 20

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Achieve good posture by minding the curves

Stand taller with exercises like rhomboid stretches and lat pull-downs FAR from running straight from head to hips, the human spine is composed of three natural bends: the lumbar curve of the lower back, the thoracic curve of the middle back and the cervical curve of the upper back and neck. To attain good posture, you must maintain the natural flow of each curve with no exaggerated or decreased angles. The back is curved this way to bear and absorb weight as we walk, bend, climb, crawl and jump. The problem is, so many tasks in our modern daily lives are sedentary, like driving, desk work, or standing bent over kitchen counters and sinks. Seated activities tend to

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decrease the lumbar curve of the lower back, while hunching increases the cervical curve of the neck. So sitting while hunched can cause two problems at once! To prevent this, begin by becoming more aware of your spine’s curves. Start by periodically placing your palms on your lower back and arching it during prolonged sitting to restore the lumbar curve. Also, look upward for 10 seconds every 15 minutes while hunching to forcibly straighten your upper back. Prolonged standing may also cause lower back pain due to its tendency to increase, rather than decrease as with sitting, the lumbar curve.

This is often referred to as a sway back. A good way to prevent it from happening is to rest one foot up on top of any nearby object and to periodically bend at the waist to touch your toes. Of course, a regimented stretching program is essential to maintain the flexibility and strength required for good posture. Try adding these exercises to your weekly routine: ■ Rhomboid Stretch A true classic! Sitting with good posture, place one arm at shoulder level across the front of your body. Use the opposite arm to apply a gentle downward force to pull the extended arm toward your body without shrugging your shoulders up. When performed for 30 seconds on each side on a twice-daily basis, the rhomboid stretch is felt across the posterior shoulder region and toward the middle back. ■ Lat Pull-Downs When at the gym, grasp the pull-down bar while seated with arms a little wider than shoulder-width apart and palms forward. Carefully pull the bar at a very comfortable weight

toward your chest while squeezing your shoulder blades together, and then slowly return it to the start. Performed in three sets of 12 repetitions with 30-second breaks between sets, the lat pull-down is felt throughout the middle and upper back. Achieving proper posture means maintaining the spine’s natural curves. To alleviate pain and prevent injury, ensure your stretching program includes exercises for the back extensors, hip flexors, neck muscles, trunk rotators and abdominal muscles. To ensure your stretching program is in perfect balance with your goals and current lifestyle, consider scheduling an educational session with a personal trainer near you.

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Public Notice Public Notice of Intent to Consider Proposed Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4730, 2013 This is a Notice pursuant to sections 124(3) and 94 of the Community Charter, that it is the intent of the District of West Vancouver Council to consider proposed Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4730, 2013 at the January 21, 2013 regular Council Meeting, which will be held at 7:00 pm in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, B.C. The purpose of the bylaw proposed is to replace the existing Council Procedure Bylaw No. 4483, 2006 to reflect procedural updates, to add provisions regarding committee of the whole meetings, and to update text and format.


Gold & Jewellery Buying Service A gold and jewellery buying service to our valued clientele January 24, 25, 26. Please call for an appointment with Mitchell Forest of North Shore Gold Now is the perfect time to take advantage of all time high metal prices and a demand for diamonds. Bring in those pieces of jewellery that have been sitting unworn in a drawer or bank box or were inherited and are not your taste. Even broken pieces or scrap gold and platinum left over from redesigns have value. Bring your unwanted diamonds, precious stone items, silverware and coins, too.

The proposed bylaw and report are available for viewing from January 11, 2013 to January 21, 2013: • at the Municipal Hall at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver, BC on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 am and 4:30 pm; • on the District’s website at; • at the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, BC (phone 604-925-7400 for current information on Library hours of operation). Persons who wish to make representations regarding the proposed bylaw will be given an opportunity to be heard and to present written submissions at the January 21, 2013 Council meeting. Written submissions to Council regarding the proposed bylaw will be included in their entirety in the public information package for the January 21, 2013 Council Meeting and for the public record.

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As a fashion-conscious person, is there any way to stay dry while riding a bike in the rain and still look good? Answer: Good question. It’s very easy to stay dry and comfortable on a bike in the rain if fashion isn’t an issue. We stay dry when commuting by wearing battered yellow waterproof cycling jackets with black oil stains, water resistant tights tucked over (not under) waterproof shoe covers, and top off the whole ensemble with waterproof yellow helmet covers — also inexplicably covered with oil stains. Oh, and of course waterproof ski gloves (also oil stained). You have no doubt spotted many rainy day cyclists sporting a slight variation on this basic theme and have not been sartorially impressed. In defense of this attire, it works very well (the oil stains are optional). If your journey ends at a location where you can shower and change, allowing you to emerge from the locker room looking spiffy, it may not even damage your fashion credentials. But say you’re a fashionista just hoping to ride a few blocks to your friend’s birthday party and there happens to be a slight drizzle with a chance of rain. What can you do to stay dry and still make heads turn? Why not pull on a pair of those ankle-height, gold rubber boots to make an

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excellent waterproof fashion statement? Paired with that woolen little black dress, black tights (they hide the grease) and a reflective sequined sweater, topped by the see-through waterproof cape that grandma kept in her purse, you could go anywhere. Don’t forget to accessorize! And unless you and any other cyclist riding nearby are in dire need of a free mudpack facial, for goodness sake, put some fenders on that bike already. One final tip: A skateboard-style bicycle helmet will keep your head drier than a traditional helmet, which means you can leave the helmet cover at home. We have our hair dresser pre-style our hair for helmet head. This way, the helmet simply preserves the coquette in us, mon cheri. So Breakfast at Tiffany’s! No matter how inclement the weather, there’s a style out there for every cyclist. Looking good guys! The Pedal Pushers are Dan Campbell, Antje Wahl, Anita Leonhard and Heather Drugge, four North Shore residents who use their bikes for transportation. They can be reached at

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The community is invited to attend and participate in the consideration by Finance Committee of the City of North Vancouver’s proposed 2013-2022 Financial Plan.

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Most events include a nanny service, while the members shop, take CPR courses, go on babysitter speed dates, or just decompress and chat. With two young children, Santoro was looking to transition from her law career into something that would allow her to spend more time being a mother. “I was at Gymboree one day with my toddler, and I was looking for something other than the practice of law, because it wasn’t working very well with having a family,” Santoro says. One of the owners of the North Vancouver Gymboree centre overheard her and told Santoro about Modern Mama. Santoro jumped into the new endeavour. “It allows me to continue to use my brain, and work while I have two children,” she says. “It’s allowing me to work every single day at whatever hours — three in the morning, six at night, whenever I can find 20 minutes or five minutes to spare — to work on my

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business,” she says. Santoro has meetings with baby supply stores, community centres, restaurants, vendors, and potential sponsors, and she says no one expects her to leave the kids at home.

“A lot of our moms are new to the North Shore so it instantly connects them with other moms with children the same age.” — Angela Santoro Co-founder of Modern Mama North Vancouver “I can bring my children to almost everything I go to. . . . They can be incorporated into my business, which is what was essential for me,” she says. Joining the social club feels liberating for many young mothers, according to Santoro. “They’re desperate to get out of the house and do something, they just don’t know where to go, or they don’t feel like they can go and have their baby taken care of,”

she says. The club is also helpful for mothers who may feel isolated, according to Santoro. “A lot of our moms are new to the North Shore so it instantly connects them with other moms with children the same age,” she says. “We could use an hour where we sit and we have coffee and we eat and we chat with other moms and we know that our babies are being taken care of right next door or on the other side of the restaurant.” Modern Mama attracts frequent sponsorship, resulting in inexpensive events with plenty of free merchandise, according to Santoro. “We can keep our costs really low for moms, if not free, because of companies sponsoring events,” she says. “That’s my favourite part is that we don’t have to charge moms very much for us to actually make a decent living.” Modern Mama’s next big event is scheduled for Jan. 27 at the North Shore Play Music and Arts Gymboree centre on West 16th Street in North Vancouver. There are prizes, and face painting and the chance for one child to have their picture on the cover of West Coast Families magazine. Info: northshore.

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the Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. The essence of this group is to transcend anxiety and stress through the use of guided imagery and music to embrace and share your story. Bring a mat, blanket/pillow and dress comfortable. Fee: $50. Registration is requested before Jan. 30 at or 604-928-0883. North Shore Grief Recovery: Learn about the grief process and begin healing in a supportive, confidential group environment Wednesdays, Feb. 6-March 13, 7-9 p.m. in the Edgemont Village area. Fee: $120 (subsidies available if necessary). Info, registration and location: 604-696-1060 or SPORTS, FITNESS AND HEALTH Aboriginal Support: A variety of programs are offered for families and individuals at the So-Sah-Latch Health and Family Centre, 422 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-7826. Aikido: Martial arts classes are held Tuesday to Friday, 7-8 a.m. and Monday-Thursday, 6-7 p.m. for beginners; Monday-Thursday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. for Taijutsu classes; Wednesday, 7-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. for weapons classes at 121 East First St., North Vancouver. Unlimited free beginner classes are being offered to any adult that can provide confirmation that they are unemployed. Info: 604-983-8730 or or Arthritis Support/Motivational Group meets the first Tuesday of each month, 7 p.m. at the John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Learn tips and tricks for living well with arthritis. New members welcome. Info: Paulette at 604-983-3429 or Badminton: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 10:15 a.m.-12:15 p.m. and Thursdays 7:40-9:40 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fees: $5.45 for adults, $4.10 for students, $3.35 for children and $12.50 for a family. Info: 604-987-7529. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information to

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MIKE Hjorth and daughter Madyson enjoy a crisp sunny winter day at Mount Seymour as local mountains hosted large contingents of snow enthusiasts over the weekend.

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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 is $7/$5.

Polynesian Dance Classes: Beginner classes for adults and children, Sundays and Mondays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-982-8311.

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Downsize Your Home, UPSIZE Your Life Open House Seymour Golf and Country Club Lease Modification with District of North Vancouver Thinking about downsizing? Attend a free seminar designed to educate and inspire you to explore the opportunities that arise when you downsize your home. Local realtor and radio personality Doug Taylor will share his personal experience and professional expertise and will be joined by guest speakers from North Shore Credit Union and A Place for Everything.

Seminar topics will include: ! How to create a step-by-step downsizing plan ! How to prepare for the emotional and physical impact ! Strategies to manage your resulting equity ! How to avoid three common downsizing mistakes

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Thursday, January 31, 2013 7:00pm – 9:00pm 1133 Lonsdale Ave, 4th Floor, North Vancouver Space is limited, so register early. Call 604-398-2170 or visit

The District of North Vancouver is holding a public Open House to review the Seymour Golf and Country Club proposal to modify the days and times for public play on the golf course. You are invited to attend the Open House to learn more about the golf course proposal and to provide your comments and input. The Open House will be held:


Wednesday, January 23


6:00 p.m. – 8:30 p.m. (Presentation at 7:00 p.m.)

Location: Holiday Inn (in the North Shore Ballroom) 700 Old Lillooet Road North Vancouver If you are unable to attend the Open House, you may provide your comments by email to or by mail to Claire Anderson, Engineering, Parks and Facilities, District of North Vancouver, 355 W. Queens Road, North Vancouver, B.C. V7N 4N5. For further information, please contact Gary Nedergard, Section Manager – District of North Vancouver Golf Facilities, at 604-990-3720. District of North Vancouver 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5 Main Line 604-990-2311

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Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver: Author Cathie Borrie will speak about “Shining a Positive Light on the Alzheimer’s Experience” at the monthly meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West

14th St. Participants will learn how to interact effectively with co-workers and develop strategies for clear speech, active listening and accurate use of technical vocabulary and idiomatic language. Registration is not required. Info:

North Vancouver. The presenter will be Tracy Theemes, a partner of Sophia Financial Group and specialist in women’s investment strategies. Registration:

Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Info: 604-9258445 or North Shore Writers Association invites the public to hear its featured guest JJ Lee speak of his journey through memory and the publication process Monday, Jan. 21, 7 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Lee is the author of Measure of a Man: A Father, A Son and A Suit. Fee: non-members, $5; members, free. Info:

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.

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 to family law in B.C. Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7-8:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary. ca or 604-925-7409. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Newcomers Take Note: North Vancouver City Library will offer free workshops for internationally trained new Canadians. The first session, entitled Communication for Engineers, Technologists and Accountants, will take place Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at 120 West

Canadian Federation of University Women North and West Vancouver Community Issues Action Committee: A free seminar on financial wellbeing will take place Wednesday, Jan. 23, 7:30-9 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St.,

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EARLY morning fog shrouds the giant shipyard cranes on the Lower Lonsdale waterfront.

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Leagues now forming for boys and girls age 5-18 including the Challenger division. Call your nearest location today!

From page 21 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9883712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West VancouverBranch:TheCFUW 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 cfuwnvwv.

North Shore Challenger Baseball Registration through Highlands LL for the entire North Shore!

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should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info: Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Beginner and intermediate classes every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Louise, 604-987-3792. Israeli Dance: Every Monday, beginners 6:15-7:15 p.m., intermediates and open dancing, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Fee: $6 per class. Info: 604-568-4771. Logos Toastmasters Club: Hone your public speaking skills in a fun learning and social environment. The club meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 659 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver. Info: or 604-929-7957. Mount Seymour Lions’ Club meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dave Mair 604-929-4135. Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and percussion instruments is looking for new members. The band performs a mix of classical, progressive and jazz music at community events. Practices take place Mondays (September to June), 8-9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info:, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 604-980-6857. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Traditional take This year’s dresses softer, less formal Rosalind Duane

EVERY bride dreams of her perfect wedding dress: The style will match her personality and the fit will accentuate her form; the dress will become the centrepiece of her wedding and a keepsake for years to come.

While finding the right dress can seem like a daunting task, it’s time for spring and summer brides to get started on the search. Each year, designers showcase their new designs on springtime runways, and by October, bridal shops start receiving their choice samples. By January, the shops are stocked with the newest styles and it’s time to browse; January to April is a busy time for bridal shops. Brides are encouraged to start looking for their dresses six to eight months before their wedding to allow time to order their dress and alter it to fit. Blush Bridal and Special Occasions in West Vancouver and Isabelle’s Bridal in North Vancouver are set for this year’s wedding season and are revealing 2013’s newest styles. ••• “We’re seeing a comeback in ball gowns,” says Brittany Vickers, bridal manager at Blush, noting this year features fuller gowns. The look is more of a soft, romantic gown rather than a structured formal look, she explains. “One of the big trends we’re seeing is the flange skirt,” she notes. The design features a soft but deconstructed look in the back; a layer detail for some added fullness. Beaded cap sleeves are another detail emerging in this year’s dresses, as well as illusion necklines. The sheer coverage detail is featured on strapless gowns for a little added coverage. Dresses tend to alternate between modern and traditional styles, says Vickers. This year, dresses are featuring an updated version of the corset and a return to fully beaded gowns. Removable overskirts are popular and are also functional. With a removable overskirt, brides can have one look for the ceremony and then remove the overskirt to create a less formal look for the reception. Brides want to make a statement when they come down the aisle, then want to be able to enjoy the reception in a more practical gown, says Vickers. While style details change year to year, the length of wedding dresses hasn’t changed much. “Most brides tend to stick with the full-length gown. We do have short dresses. A lot of brides are doing the short dress to change into for the reception,” says Vickers. Colour is also a consideration, but brides also still tend to stick to ivory dresses, although there are some dresses featuring hints of champagne and blush. “We’re (also) starting to see a little bit of the red wedding dress,” adds Vickers. All of the sample dresses at Blush are ivory, but the dresses are also available in red. Tulle and organza are still popular dress materials, but there is a newer material on the market now called a stretch silk mikado. It presents a more formal look with sheen on the fabric, but because of the stretch it’s more comfortable. “It’s starting to be that it’s a must that the gown is lightweight and comfortable,” notes Vickers. While brides have many reasons for choosing their dress style, the time of year doesn’t have to affect their choice. “I think brides are really starting to realize that anything goes for your wedding, you can make it whatever you want. The only thing I would say is that you probably won’t see a bride wearing a destination-style gown at a winter wedding,” says Vickers. “They tend to add a little more detail, like the beading or the ball gown skirt for those winter weddings.” See Fun page 25

BRITTANY Vickers, of Blush Bridal and Special Occasions, models the Kathleen gown by Vera Wang, which features a soft, romantic style.

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NV company offers new way to take photos TapSnap taking on traditional photo booths Rosalind Duane

BEFORE the recent proliferation of smart phones, photos weren’t always so easy to take. There was even a time not too long ago when family and friends crammed into small booths to capture memories in four small frames. Photo booths reached their peak of popularity in the 1950s, but maintained their presence

(mostly in malls) well into the 1980s. After being relegated to the role of kitschy relic, photo booths have made somewhat of a comeback, and one North Vancouver company is updating the idea to suit the new era of digital photography. “Over the last couple of years there has been a resurgence in popularity of traditional photo booths where it’s quite common for people to have them at weddings or corporate events as a form of entertainment, but the booths themselves haven’t really evolved very much,” explains Scott McInnes, CEO and founder of TapSnap in North Vancouver.

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Described as an openconcept photo booth, Tap Snap features an interactive 42-inch touch screen that allows users to take photos, manipulate images, and immediately print the photos or upload them to social media sites. “We wanted to really take advantage of new technology and build something that was really the evolution of the traditional photo booth business,” says McInnes, who has been in the kiosk and selfservice business for about 12 years, primarily with DVDrental vending machines. Because the traditional photo booth equipment hasn’t really evolved to keep up with technology, McInnes and his team saw an opportunity to create their own piece of equipment that was better, he notes. “If you’re having a wedding it can function as both entertainment and then also as a digital guest book,” says McInnes of TapSnap. The TapSnap machine takes photos of an individual or a group of people and users can then write messages, such as congratulations, on the photos on the screen with their fingers, or they can draw on the pictures (such as adding a

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SCOTT McInnes shows off TapSnap, a new photo entertainment system for weddings and other events. mustache or a jaunty cap). It’s similar to using an iPad. The machine features digital props, such as hats and glasses, that users can drag and drop onto the image. The images can then be emailed or uploaded to social media sites. “The social media aspect of having a wedding is becoming more and more important,” says McInnes. Weddings are a big event, and are a lot of money, and brides and grooms want everybody to see what a

wonderful event they had, he adds. The TapSnap machines started renting out in July of last year, and McInnes says the reaction has been “wonderful.” “We call it the TapSnap effect,” he says. “Everybody gets up and it gets them out of their seats and it’s one of those things that draws people over to it and it has a real ‘wow’ factor.” The cost of the rental is

comparable to the cost to rent a traditional photo booth, he says, and ranges from $500 for a couple of hours to $1,200$1,300 for a longer event. The cost also depends on what sort of extras are included, such as printing and photo albums. “We have some really fun pictures,” says McInnes of the events attended so far. He says they attended one wedding where the bride’s mom brought in props for people to wear. “It really encourages people to loosen up and relax and have a good time.” TapSnap is also available for corporate events. Mcinnes, who is a North Shore resident, says traditional photo booths sometimes don’t appeal to guests who are dressed up and may not want to cram into a small booth. Traditional photos booths are also limited to taking pictures of no more than two people at a time. TapSnap can take images of a whole bridal party together. McInnes notes, however, that the system would not replace a traditional wedding photographer. “It’s meant more to be on the entertainment side of things.”


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Fun and flair a part of personal touch From page 23 After surviving stressful searches for their own wedding dresses, Cheri Hamm and her sister opened Isabelle’s Bridal with the purpose of helping brides find their perfect dress in a stress-free environment. A family affair, the store is named after their mom. Isabelle’s Bridal is stocked for the new season, and Hamm agrees this year’s dresses are leaning toward a soft, romantic look. “We are seeing a lot of lace, there’s a lot of lace. That vintage look is very, very popular,” she says, noting the style is fit and flare, not quite like a mermaid style, but vintage and sophisticated. Lace was also popular last year, as was raw silk. Raw silk dresses are still quite popular because they are constructed to look like a wedding dress but the fabric is light. “Raw silk is just so pretty, and it’s very natural,” says Hamm, noting brides tend to prefer a natural look and raw silk is very natural looking. Despite the turn to more traditional touches, brides want their weddings to reflect themselves, and not everybody’s looking for a traditional dress, says Hamm. “We have one super cool dress here in the store right now. It is a blush pink wedding gown and it is a high-low (higher in the front and longer in the back). It’s more of a trendy dress, it wouldn’t be for your typical bride.” A lot of brides are adding a touch of colour to the ceremony with blush, champagne or dark ivory dresses, but it’s not always obvious. “If girls are doing colour in their dresses we find that it tends to be more subtle right now,” says Hamm. Some brides are even choosing black-and-white wedding gowns. “I find if they want to go bold then they’ll incorporate black,” notes Hamm. The black is incorporated into the gown as embroidery, lace boleros with black lace, or in a sash. “Sashes are huge,” says Hamm. Their popularity started last year and continue into this season. They are used to add some bling or colour to the look, she notes. Sashes aren’t the only popular added feature. Low backs are also popular, and when it comes to accessories, the most popular items to add to the look are sashes and boleros, and if brides are wearing a veil, they can put a flower in their hair for the reception, adds Hamm. Some brides also switch up their jewelry to feature something classic for the ceremony and something less formal for the reception.

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FUCHSIA shoes add personal flair to a traditional look in the photo above. Austin Bartel models a Jim Hjelm highlow gown at Isabelle’s Bridal, in the photo at left. Shoes have become another popular accessory thanks in part to the proliferation of photos on social media. “Shoes right now are huge for weddings,” says Hamm. Brides rarely buy typical white shoes these days. Hamm is excited by some of the colourful offerings she has seen recently: royal blues, hot pinks, fuchsias and greens. “The girls have really put as much effort into their shoes as they have their wedding dresses,” says Hamm. “I think it’s just something fun.” Getting great pictures is a must these days for weddings, and fun aspects like striking shoes make for great photos, notes Hamm. She says she has seen brides in photos lift up their dresses to reveal fuchsia high heels with the groom and his party lifting up their pants to show off socks that match the shoes. Brides are really trying to personalize their wedding experience and add their own fun and flair to it, notes Hamm.

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New program takes root on the North Shore

Better at Home helps seniors stay put longer Tom Carney Contributing writer

IT’S better at home.

Seniors are happiest when they’re in their own homes surrounded by friends, family and neighbours. Everybody knows that. Why then aren’t there more programs available to help seniors live and stay in their homes longer? I’ve got some good news. There’s a new program, titled Better at Home, that’s designed to do just that.


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repairs, transportation to appointments, light housekeeping, friendly visits and light yard work. Sutherland wants to be clear about one thing. “The Better at Home program does not substitute or replace critically needed home support services provided by community health workers in the health authorities,” she says. “The program is for seniors who are generally healthy overall but require modest help with a few tasks so they can continue to live independently and be fully engaged in their community.” Sutherland’s role is to engage seniors in determining

“The Better at Home program helps seniors with simple day-to-day tasks, thereby helping them maintain their independence and stay connected to their community,” says Jessie Sutherland, the community developer for the Better at Home program for the North Shore. “The hope is that if seniors can get the support that they need at home then they don’t have to access more care earlier than they need it.” The range of Better at Home services available varies from community to community depending on the needs of local seniors. Examples of Better at Home services include grocery shopping, minor home

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JESSIE Sutherland (left), Tom Carney and Christien Kaaij invite community members to an upcoming public forum introducing and seeking input on the United Way’s Better at Home program, dedicated to helping seniors stay in their homes longer.

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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 604-981-6335. And Now for Something Completely Different: A free workshop on resumés for seniors Wednesday, Jan. 23, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Seniors will learn how to create a resumé that demonstrates their experience and potential, whether it be for a post-retirement position, a volunteer job within the community, or for converting a hobby or interest into a paying position. Registration: 604-980-2474. Stained Glass: All levels are welcome, Fridays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season, plus the cost of materials. Info: 604-980-2474 or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to

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Public forum set for Friday at North Van’s Harry Jerome their priorities from the basket of services available through the program and to help identify a lead agency or partnership of agencies to deliver the service on the North Shore. To date, she has consulted widely with seniors themselves, organizations that serve seniors and others in the community who are knowledgeable about the needs of seniors. Seniors are invited to attend a public forum at the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre on Friday, Jan. 25, from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. where the findings of the project will be presented as well as a final chance to provide input will be offered. The three top issues that have emerged from the focus groups to date are transportation, grocery shopping and housekeeping. “Interestingly enough,” says Sutherland, “different groups had different priorities, so for the focus group conducted with members of the Chinese community, friendly visiting came out on top whereas overall on the North Shore friendly visiting was down at number five.” The Better at Home program will be offered at up to 60 sites across BC. Funding for the program comes from the Ministry of Health. The United Way of the Lower Mainland has designed the Better at Home program and in each community a local non-profit agency will be selected to deliver the Better at Home services. All seniors living in a Better at Home community can apply to receive services. Some services will be provided by paid staff, others by volunteers. Fees for Better at Home services are determined on a sliding scale based on ability to pay. Some services will be free. Some of the services that will be offered

through the Better at Home program are already available in the community, for a fee, through the private sector and non-profits. Sutherland anticipates my next question before it’s asked and suggests the Better at Home program may actually lead to more business for the private sector, not less. “The Better at Home program publicizes an important need for more support for seniors to live at home,” she says, “so in the long run the program may actually increase business because as it becomes more the norm for seniors to ask for help, more seniors will get that help when they need it.” Sutherland cites budget constraints, managing expectations and trying to serve an area that stretches from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay as the immediate challenges going forward. And while Better at Home is a three-year project that began in 2012, longer term funding is not yet secured. Still, Sutherland remains optimistic. “I have great faith that the North Shore agencies will find a way to collaborate together to make the Better at Home program a success,” she says. Sutherland encourages all seniors who want to have their voices heard in shaping the Better at Home program to attend the public forum at Harry Jerome this week. “This is your moment,” she says, “and there is a free lunch.” A free lunch? I’ll see you there. For more information, contact Jessie Sutherland at Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to

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milestone and offer some advice that can help make the transition easier. From earning a pay cheque to paying myself It can be difficult to wrap your head around this concept because for years you have been investing money in your portfolios and seeing them grow (or at least you should be!). Now that you’ve made the decision to retire you must








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What will I do with all my time? Some people have so many plans for retirement such as travelling, golfing, volunteering or even taking care of grandchildren. On the other hand there are many people who have been so career-focused during their working years that they fear they will feel a bit lost when they stop working. Take the time to think about what you wanted to do all your life but just didn’t have the time for … then relax and enjoy! Lori Pinkowski is a portfolio manager and senior vice president, Private Client Group, at Raymond James Ltd., a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. This is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Raymond James. She can answer any questions at 604915-LORI or lori. pinkowski@ raymondjames. ca. You can also listen to her every Friday on CKNW at 5: 35 p.m. accompany the senior door to door and to and from the waiting room of appointments. Volunteers are not allowed to attend appointments with patients.



than bonds. Should markets change trend and move lower, your advisor should have a plan in place. They should be using stop losses and be prepared to move to cash because you definitely don’t have the time to recover from a big loss if you are in retirement.

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. One-to-One Visitor: Volunteers are needed to visit residents of Capilano Care Centre on a one-to-one basis. This position is flexible as visiting times are determined by the resident and volunteer. A commitment of one visit per week on a three month minimum basis is required. Driver: Volunteer drivers needed to assist seniors who are unable to use public transit or the Go Bus and when HandyDart, family or friends are not available. Drivers will

Mentor: Positive, caring, reliable adults willing to share a couple of hours a week with a kid who could really benefit from company are needed. Volunteers are assigned a young person of the same gender, who they see on a weekly basis. They work at developing a supportive relationship by engaging them in community activities. Good Stuff Connection Volunteer: North Shore Crisis Services Society is looking for a volunteer to sort and bag items that are being passed on to other non-profit agencies. Volunteer position does not include working in actual thrift store, but preparing items for the store. General Resource Centre Volunteer: North Shore Women’s Centre seeks a volunteer to help out in the library, organize resource materials and help with faxing, filing and photocopying. Volunteer might also assist with special events. 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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NEWS photos Mike Wakefield

All hands on deck IT took a group effort to deliver a 10,000-pound, stone hearth, flame oven to the future site of Rosemary Rocksalt Ltd. bakery and cafe at the corner of 17th Street and Lonsdale Avenue Thursday morning. The front windows were removed for the oven to be pushed through. The cafe, named for a popular bagel flavour, is a new venture by Siegel’s Bagels, which features Montreal-style bagels. Set for a March opening, the new cafe is the firm’s first opening since Siegel’s Bagels opened a store on Granville Island in 2000.

Discussion continues about wine on tap Notable Potables Tim Pawsey

AS you may have noticed by now, Dine Out Vancouver is in full swing. The feeding frenzy that first took flight more than a decade ago has grown somewhat, from a cluster of well-priced prix fixe menus to a region-wide food and beverage celebration that boasts foodie events and fancy hotel prices, as well as a huge list of restaurant participants. One story that won’t go away, it seems, is also a growing part of the event. This is the first year that wines on tap have a presence, and they’re a boon to restaurateur and consumer alike. The irony, however, is that, in its wisdom, the B.C. Wine Authority still hasn’t come to terms with the reality that wine on tap is not only here to stay, it’s now very much part of our culinary

culture, and growing at a rapid pace. All of which means that, technically, any wine that comes out of a tap isn’t considered VQA, and in theory shouldn’t be part of Dine Out Vancouver Festival. Although that isn’t a deterrent at places such as Tap and Barrel, where sommelier Dave Stansfield describes his clutch of wines for Dine Out as “VQA-ish.” We’re still not really sure why the B.C. Wine Authority hasn’t gotten around to updating its last edict on “Packaging requirements for B.C. VQA wines,” dated July 21, 2011, which talks only in terms of “bottles”, “cork”, “screw cap” and “crown cap” and makes no mention of “kegs” or other vessels. You might wonder, as we do, how a wine that was classed as VQA can go into a container, be properly transferred into kegs and connected to a tap can come out as not VQA. It’s a puzzling question, indeed. Not that we would ever suggest there might be politics involved, but you have to wonder just why the issue of placing wine in containers other than bottles (under properly monitored conditions) is such an issue. Insiders say there are concerns as to how long a wine can remain in a nonglass container without spoiling, although most agree that, properly handled and

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URBAN Winery’s Roaring Twenties Malbec has a fruit-forward style with blackberry notes. stored, keg wine can remain in its original condition for at least six months. Talk to anyone who’s jumped on the wine-on-tap wagon and they’ll tell you a 19.5-litre keg is gone in six weeks let alone six months, or even six days. And, even more ironic, it all still tastes fresher than a bottle that’s been open for two days. In the end, though, the VQA/wine-on-tap discussion may prove a moot point. My hunch is that there are much bigger forces at play here. I’m guessing the

way wine on tap is unfolding — and catching fire — has a lot of Canada’s Major Winery licence holders very worried indeed, and that it has a whole lot more to do with wines that aren’t VQA than with those that are. Remember that cute little phrase the majors came up with a few years back: “Cellared in Canada”? Make no mistake about its intention: to confuse the consumer into thinking that what they’re drinking is Canadian wine when (most of) it isn’t. Right now almost all of the wines on tap around Vancouver are limited quantities (of usually VQA wines) from smaller to mid-sized Okanagan producers. However, last year Vancouver Urban Winery launched what may well turn out to be the elephant in the Cellared in Canada cellar: a fun, youthful brand of well-made, and clearly labelled, imported wines of origin (a Marlborough Sauvignon Blanc and a Mendoza Malbec) transferred and bottled in screw cap from imported 20,000-litre containers. Roaring Twenties Sauvignon Blanc 2011 (88 pts) sports juicy fruit with citrus and tropical notes and a hint of herbaceousness with not a lot of acidity. It’s easy drinking, varietally correct and well priced ($14.99 at Vancouver Urban Winery,

and upwards at private wine stores). Roaring Twenties Malbec 2011 (87 pts.) has a fruit-forward style, soft on the palate with plush, ripe red and black berry notes and a touch of spice (also $14.99 and up at PWS). For a full list of participating North Shore

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Author searches for perfect waves

■ Surf Travel, edited by Chris Power, Orca Publications, 224 pages, $27.99. Maybe it’s the constant movement of the waves or just the endless search for them but whatever the reason it does seem like surfers love to travel. Embracing that connection, author Chris Power provides a round-the-world perspective on the best surfing destinations. Fifty incredible surf spots are featured by country. Each one is presented with a lengthy description, covering its history, best times of year to go, size of board best suited for the waves and much more. There are photographs of beaches and plenty of action shots. At the bottom of the page on each featured destination is a handy synopsis that tells at a glance the most important information on the location. The book begins with an extensive section on travel advice for surfers. There is an abundance of details on organizing and planning for a great surf vacation. What to bring, what high tech toys to take, camera choices, packing, tips for cold water destinations and more. — Terry Peters

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NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip? Take the North Shore News with you and

LINDA Harris stops by a statue of Sir Winston Churchill, while visiting family and friends in Essex, England.

SUSAN and Peter Kvarnstrom, and Arlene and Dale Peniuk, take the North Shore News to the site of the Sun Gate, with help from their guide Edson (centre), while on a visit to Peru. Machu Picchu is in the background.

TOM Boddington takes the North Shore News to Avoca Beach, north of Sydney, while visiting Australia for a Christmas family reunion.

ANNE and Edward Rogers-Jones visit Ruthin Castle in the area of Vale of Clwyd, located in north Wales.

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MEMBERS of West Vancouver United Church swim and float in the Dead Sea while on a trip to Israel where they embarked on a pilgrimage called “In the footsteps of Jesus,” and visited areas of religious significance.

TREVOR, Stephen and Andrew Castagna wait for a water taxi to take them to town on Ambergris Caye, Belize.

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What is your pet really eating? Know the facts Canine Connection Joan Klucha

SO the controversy continues. After reports of more than 500 dogs and nine cats allegedly dying in the U.S. from eating jerky treats made in China, retailers selling the products have issued a voluntary recall of several popular brands. This is nothing new. I think it was about 12 years ago when food tainted with melamine from China was recalled due to the deaths of pet dogs and cats. Yet the problem still continues. It’s clear to me that regulations regarding the manufacturing of pet food and treats have not changed much in more than a decade. Pets are still dying. Who do we blame for this? The paper chain that continues to point fingers at one another regarding this issue is just as long as the years gone by. No one wants to be the fall guy when it comes to

taking responsibility for what goes into our dogs’ food, yet everyone wants to cash in on the multi-billion-dollar-a-year industry. It’s such as shame that our beloved pets are the victims of clever marketing and greed. It’s a shame because the majority of dog owners read the labels on the front of the dog food or treat bags and actually believe the eye-catching marketing hype. They turn over the bag, see some recognizable ingredients, and blindly trust the product is safe and assume it must be healthy. How can you blame the dog owner when it seems unfathomable that a company would sell a product that would hurt the four-legged creature who holds our heart so dear? The average dog owner knows nothing about canine nutrition and places 100 per cent trust in the product they purchase off the shelf. I’m sure many are sitting there baffled, wondering what they can feed their dog if it isn’t “dog food” from a bag bought at a store. Some begin to educate themselves and, when they do, they begin to question the ingredients in commercial dog food and treats and consider other feeding options such as a raw meat diet for dogs. Then they are bombarded with negativity from another source they trust: the veterinarian. Granted, there are many veterinarians who are coming

on board regarding the raw food diet, thank God! But there are still many who choose to stay put regarding their beliefs about it. So the dog owner, uneducated and unguided, is stuck between a rock and a hard place. “How on earth do I feed my dog?” they ask themselves. “Who do I trust?” I urge all dog and cat owners to educate themselves further on canine and feline nutrition from an unbiased source. Upon doing so, you should form your own unbiased opinion about the best way to feed your pet. I am an advocate for raw food, yet I also feed my dogs an extremely high-quality, and expensive, commercial food on occasion. That occasion usually revolves around convenience as my life, like everyone’s, gets quite busy at times. There are very good and reliable types of commercial dog food out there made with healthy ingredients by small,

local companies in Canada. You just have to pay a bit more for it. Upon educating yourself, you will also grow a deeper appreciation for your dog’s overall health and begin to take a more active role in it. You will look beyond the glitzy commercials that make ridiculous claims about your dog’s health and well-being. You will notice familiar corporate names on the back of dog food and treat bags and realize that the same company that makes the cheap food also makes the ones with the bold, flashy claims. It will make you think and make better choices. It’s time to end the controversy about dog food — with self-education — and finally do what is best for your beloved pet, based on your own beliefs.


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Simmerling’s wild ride continues Scary injury can’t keep skier off of World Cup podium

Andy Prest

WEST Vancouver’s Georgia Simmerling may only be 23 years old but the young skier has already seen a lifetime’s worth of peaks and valleys.


The last time Simmerling was in the spotlight on the North Shore she was in the middle of an alpine dream sequence. On the same day that she suffered a nasty crash in a World Cup race she learned, while lying in a hospital bed, that she was going to be a last-minute addition to Canadian Olympic team for the Vancouver Games. Lacking experience in big-time photo Pentaphoto/Pier Marco Tacca events, the hometown star still managed to finish 27th in the WEST Vancouver’s Georgia Simmerling soars through a qualifying run at a World Cup ski cross race last Olympic Super G, surviving an month in December. Simmerling finished second to earn her first career World Cup medal. icy Whistler course that proved incredible people. I’m extremely lucky to be doing the downfall of many more experienced skiers. Next came a switch from alpine skiing to the what I do. There’s obviously going to be obstacles sport’s punchy young cousin, ski cross. Known as along the way but everyone has those obstacles and the Nascar of ski racing, ski cross features four racers I think it’s how you overcome them and persevere at a time blasting down a single track that contains on to the next goal in your life and in your sport. bumps, jumps and curves. If you’re thinking that For sure the injuries are going to be there — that’s sounds a little dangerous, you’re right. Last February inevitable — but I think it’s how you come out of Simmerling, still just starting to learn the ins and outs them and how you move forward.” Last year’s accident left her in a full body brace for of the sport, took a fall during a race in Park City, Utah and broke her neck and back. No, that’s not seven weeks but didn’t require surgery and didn’t do a typo — Simmerling broke three vertebrae: C7, T2 any permanent damage. Simmerling said she caught an edge on a jump and went down, crashing onto and T3. Somehow less than a year later Simmerling turned the jump’s landing area — known as the knuckle — that frightening low into an exhilarating high, where the whiplash of the impact broke her bones. photo Pentaphoto/Pier Marco Tacca coming back to win her first ever World Cup medal She was immediately put into a neck brace and pulled off the hill on a sled last month in San Candido, Italy. CANADIAN teammates Kelsey Serwa (left) “I was very, very scared for sure,” she said. It’s a and Georgia Simmerling celebrate a 1-2 This week Simmerling is back on the North Shore, prepping for the final push of the World Cup season. topic that Simmerling doesn’t seem too interested in finish in San Candido, Italy. The North Shore News caught up with her Friday dwelling on. “You know, I’m healed. We’re not really morning as she was hitting up a local coffee shop for looking to those times now. I have moved on. . . . Kelsey Serwa. In both the semifinal and final I was in a very positive headspace throughout that Simmerling scored strong finishes by staying out of a little caffeine fix. “I chuckle,” Simmerling said when asked how she injury and I think that was a huge attribute of how trouble as skiers around and in front of her went down. now thinks about the incredible highs and devastating quickly I healed.” “There was a lot of carnage on the track, girls were Any doubts about her fitness were erased last lows she has experienced in her short career. “This sport has led me to amazing places in the world month when she scored her first World Cup podium and I’ve experienced amazing things and met some finish, placing second behind Canadian teammate See Simmerling page 36

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Squash for the cause MICHELE Garceau (left) and Giselle Delgado battle in the final of the Evergreen Squashes Cancer tournament held Jan. 8-13 at North Vancouver’s Evergreen Squash Club. The tournament featured several divisions for junior and senior players and raised more than $4,200 for the Canadian Cancer Society.

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Connell set to receive award for dedication to Davis Cup play

NORTH Vancouver’s Grant Connell will be one of three Canadian tennis icons honoured with Davis Cup Commitment Awards during the upcoming Davis Cup World Group tie against Spain next month.

Connell will be joined by Sebastien Lareau and Daniel Nestor in an on-court ceremony prior to the doubles match on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 12:45 p.m. at the Doug Mitchell Thunderbird Sport Centre on the UBC campus. The new International Tennis Federation award is presented to players who have appeared in at least 20 Davis Cup ties. Connell first played a Davis Cup match in 1987 and racked up 21 ties in all, posting an impressive 23-9 record in the competition.

After retiring as a player the former world No. 1 doubles player returned to Davis Cup action seven times as Canada’s team captain. “Since the start of my career and to this day, Davis Cup has been so important to me,” Connell said in a Tennis Canada release. “I always looked forward to playing Davis Cup, and thinking of all the Davis Cup ties I played over the years brings me such great memories. Being able to represent my country on the world stage was always a proud feeling for me, and it’s another great feeling to now be recognized with this Davis Cup Commitment Award.” Canada will take on the No. 1-ranked Spanish team in a best-of-five competition Feb. 1-3. Email info about your sporting events or results to

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Giants win OT thriller to claim Mac’s Midget title

THE Vancouver North West Giants started 2013 off with a bang, claiming the prestigious Mac’s Midget AAA Tournament championship for the second time in team

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JACKSON Cressey (right) of the Vancouver North West Giants slides in the game-winner in double overtime at the Mac’s Midget tournament.

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history with a thrilling overtime victory at the Scotiabank Saddledome in Calgary on New Year’s Day.

The Giants, a B.C. Major Midget League team made up predominantly of players from the North Shore, claimed the tournament’s massive trophy with a thrilling double overtime 3-2 win over the Carolina Junior Hurricanes in the final. Vancouver trailed 2-1 late in the game but a goal from New Westminster’s Brandon Del Grosso with just 13 seconds left in the third period sent it into overtime. Both goaltenders shut the door in the first overtime — West Vancouver’s Bo Didur stopped 32 of the 34 shots he faced in the game — before West Vancouver’s Jackson Cressey ended it with the championship goal five minutes into the second overtime period. “No words can express (what) I’m goin through right now,” Didur tweeted after the

game. Giants forward Eric Mango of North Vancouver was named to the tournament’s second all-star team. The Giants went undefeated in the tournament, winning seven games in seven days against some of the best midget hockey teams in the world. This year’s Mac’s tournament featured 25 boys teams from across Canada as well as elite squads from the United States and the Czech Republic. The annual event is known as the best midget hockey tournament in the world. Forward Eric Mango of North Vancouver was named to the tournament’s second all-star team. The Giants, a perennial powerhouse team in the B.C. Major Midget League, finished second in the tournament in 2007 and 2008 before finally claiming the trophy in 2009 with West Vancouver’s Griffin Reinhart, the fourth overall selection in the 2012 NHL entry draft, scoring the game winner in the final. — Andy Prest

Simmerling sets sights on Sochi Olympics From page 34 falling down and I stayed on my feet,” she said. “The sport is all about reacting and staying on your feet and that’s exactly what I did. . . . I saw the action happening in front of me and I skied around it and made it to the finish line standing on my skis.” In the final she actually was the third racer to cross the line but the skier in front of her was disqualified, bumping Simmerling up to second — not that it mattered much to the former member of the Grouse Mountain Tyee Ski Club. “At that point I really didn’t care in the slightest what position I was going to be in,” she said. “I was super happy to make the final and, first to fourth, I would have been pleased. I saw that I was getting a medal when I crossed the finish line, I was happy with whatever colour that medal was.” Sharing the podium with Serwa made the experience even sweeter. “Being up there talking with a teammate and smiling with a teammate, it definitely makes it that much more rewarding,” she said. Serwa, the sport’s reigning world champion, has done much more for Simmerling than just share a podium. “Watching her race, I learn — and I’m learning from the best so I couldn’t ask for a better teammate,” she said. “It does amazing things for me and my career in the sport.” Though she’s already reached the podium once, Simmerling admitted she still has a long way to go in the world of ski cross. “I’m learning more than I ever could have imagined, every single day in this sport,” she said. “I’ve done under 10 World Cups so my learning curve is huge and I’m just trying to take it all in and get down that course as fast as I can.” Following a week on the North Shore Simmerling will head to Germany for a pair of events. After that she’ll be home for another short week before heading off for the season’s final push, a 45-day tour through Europe that will include the World Cup finals in Spain and the world championships in Norway. And though the memories of the 2010 Olympics may still seem fresh for Vancouverites, the 2014 Games in Sochi are now just a little more than one year away. Starting in February the World Cup races will be Olympic qualifiers with the members of the Canadian team now competing against each other for the precious few Olympic berths. “A year goes by pretty quickly,” said Simmerling. “I think with how much I’m learning in the sport now, I’m taking it all in and can only get better. . . . I think by the time Russia comes I’ll be definitely prepared.” If Simmerling’s career-to-date is any indicator, her path to Russia will no doubt be an interesting one.

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DENNIES Helen (Peggy), Steele (formerly Carlsen, nee McCurrach) June 13, 1921 - Dec. 20, 2012 Helen, a long time resident of North Vancouver, passed away peacefully on December 20, 2012 at age 91. Predeceased by her husband Harold (Hal), sister Gladys McPherson and brother Jim McCurrach. Helen, ‘Peggy’, will be missed by her daughter Barbara Fousek, grandson Karl, stepchildren Marlene MacDonald and Bill Dennies, grandchildren Carmen and Patrick, close friend and cousin Isabel Harper, nieces, a nephew and friends old and new. Helen was an independent, strong woman who was thoughtful and caring. In retirement she enjoyed, with Hal, fishing and driving their Winnebago to lakes in B.C.’s Interior, especially to Sheridan Lake. She was an avid knitter and always had a project on her needles. In later years she practiced Tai Chi and enjoyed playing card games with her friends at Balmoral House. I would like to thank the staff on the 2nd floor, Manor House, Lynn Valley Care Centre for the excellent care they gave my mom and for providing an environment where she felt supported and happy. To celebrate Helen’s life, a memorial tea for family and friends will be held on Sunday, February 3, 2013, 3-5pm in the lower room at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road.

FAULKNER, Reginald Drew April 22, 1927 - Jan. 3, 2013 Born in Edmonton, Alberta of parents Reg and Fae Faulkner. Predeceased in 2005 by dear wife, the lovely Jeannie, so forever missed. Survived by his three sons and their families; Gary (Pat), Bruce (Karen), Richard (LeeAnn). Grandchildren Drew, Daren, Lauren, Chelsea, Courtney, great grandchildren Leif, Dylana, and cousin Bev of Lodi, Calif. Reg worked in the Plastic Industry for 45 years. He pioneered applications to the Food Industry and Retail Bag Trade. His hobby was collecting records from the Big Band era of; Goodman, James, Shaw, Dorsey and the consummate singer of songs, Sinatra. An avid shopper, a favorite past time was to take his grandkids on a buying tour of Toy Shops. - Gee, thanks Papa!!

MUNDIE, David Aug 19, 1944 - Jan 10, 2013 With sadness in our hearts, but admiration for his strength, we announce that Dave passed away on January 10th after an intense but heroic battle with brain cancer. He leaves behind the love of his life Dorothy (Hook), his wife and best friend of 44 years, his children Keara (Mike Killam), Andrea (Chris Scott), and Chris (Lisa), his five grandchildren with more to come, his brother Bob (Isabel), and a large extended family and many friends. Dave will be remembered for his sense of humour, wisdom, generosity, patience, thoughtfulness and, above all, love and pride for his family. He was a remarkable teacher in the Burnaby School District for 39 years and in the school of life. He inspired all those around him to be creative and passionate learners and was highly regarded by students, parents and colleagues. He will be profoundly missed but will remain in our hearts forever. A Celebration of Life will be held on January 26th at Mt. Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Avenue, North Vancouver at 2:00 pm. In lieu of flowers a donation in, memory of Dave Mundie can be made to the BC Cancer Foundation.

McCLUGHAN - David Concluding the final chapter in a love story that lasted over 65 years, David MacKay McClughan passed away on what would have been his beloved wife Christine’s 89th birthday, a year and a day from the anniversary of her death. Born April 24th, 1918 in Vancouver, Dad spent the bulk of his childhood growing up on his grandparent’s farm in Innisfail, Alberta. He loved animals, horses in particular, of which he was a gifted rider. As a young couple, he and Chris moved to North Vancouver where he built his own home and lovingly raised his family and served the community. Dad was a strong, kind and humble person with a zeal for living that he shared with everyone. Work for him was a joy which he continued into his late 80’s. He leaves behind many people grateful to have known and love him, including but not limited to son Glen (Sue), daughter Ellen, grandchildren Daniel, Michael, Brodie, Conner, Madeline and great granddaughter, Marissa. Our family would like to thank the staff at Capilano Care for their care and kindness. God speed Davey boy, say hi to Mum for us. Love you always. A celebration of David’s life will be held at Highlands United Church, North Vancouver on January 25th at 2 pm.

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With tears in our eyes and loss in our hearts we regret to inform you that Tom Pennington passed away peacefully on January 10 2013 at the age of 84. Tom was a proud resident of the north shore for over 46 years. You may have had lines painted in your parking lot through union line painters which he proudly owned for a number of years or your life may have been enriched from Tom by his dedicated work serving through the FOE. He brought millions of smiles dressed as Tickles the clown and even the big guy from the North Pole. If in any way this amazing man touched your life then please join his “Sweetie pie” of over 61 years, Iris and their children Roslyn, Diane, Tom, September, Connie and his 29 Grandchildren and great grandchildren when we celebrate the end of an era. The celebration will be on January 26th at 1:30pm at the North Lonsdale Church at 3380 Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver. This world has lost one of the few truly good people.

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Born in Essex on March 29, 1939 to Harry & Lydia Sealey. Val immigrated with her family to Canada in 1947 and eventually settled in West Vancouver where she attended Pauline Johnson Elementary and West Vancouver Secondary school.


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Married to Jack Barrie Greenwood in 1959, she was a wonderful mother to Andrew, Beth, and Jay. Raising her kids in West Van’s Cypress Park Estates in the 60’s and 70’s, Val could only be described as a supermom. With her ‘Go for it’ attitude and seemingly boundless supply of energy she led her family in all manner of activities, providing her kids with a wealth of experience and the solid foundation of a full and happy childhood. Val’s generosity of spirit and self sacrifice never wavered throughout her life. She could always be counted on for sound advice, encouragement when needed, or a reality check when that was more appropriate. Never afraid to speak her mind or make her own decisions, Val was a woman far ahead of her time; spirited, strong willed, independent and self-sufficient. Val enjoyed a large circle of friends on the North Shore and beyond and was active socially, hosting and attending many parties and business events related to the BC Chamber of Commerce, CIMM and Mining Women’s Association to name a few. Val was a savvy business person involved with Nelson Machinery and several other companies and ventures over the years. Val will be dearly missed by her loving family, sisters Marianne and Debbie, children Andrew, Beth and Jay, and grandchildren Diana, Christina, Jamie, Daniel, Sydney, David, Logan and Annabelle. While we are deeply saddened that she has left us so soon, we are heartened that her legacy will live on in the family she has left behind, and in the hearts of those she touched throughout her life. She was a true inspiration to us all and we are consoled by the fact that her indomitable spirit allowed her to keep her independence and dignity to the end. In keeping with her wishes and to be true to her manner of being there will be no formal ceremony. Friends of Val’s from any era are invited to join the family in a celebration of her life - a chance to reminisce and informally share fond memories of the dear and loving person that was Val. This event will take place on Saturday, January 26 from 2-5pm. Those who would like to attend please contact Beth at 778-855-9908.

Karl Brinkhaus passed away peacefully on January 15, 2013, at the age of 91 years, with his three beloved children by his side. He was predeceased by his loving wife, Mia (1999 ), and will be sadly missed by his beloved children: son Kalli ( Heidi ), son Norbert ( Kim ), and daughter Gisela; loving grandchildren: Karl Jr ( Rebecca ), Christopher, Geoffrey and Amalia; precious great granddaughters Mia and Jada. Karl came from a large family and is survived by his sister in Germany, Else , and was predeceased by his other 9 siblings. “Everything we had, we made ourselves. We were happy”. Karl was born November 6, 1921 in Altenberge, Germany. He earned his Watchmaking Certificate in 1936 and not long after met Mia, the love of his life. They were married and worked hard to raise their family during difficult times. “Waste not” was his motto. Karl’s curiosity , and his love for travel eventually led him to Canada and West Vancouver, BC where he and Mia settled in 1977. He had a true passion for the outdoors and was happiest hunting, fishing and gardening... especially tending to his roses. Later in life he found another outdoor joy and took up golf at the age of 70. Karl was the founder of Brinkhaus Jewellers and always continued to be interested in all aspects of the industry. He was a very proud Ambassador for Canada, welcoming and hosting many foreign visitors. Karl had the gift of touching young and old alike..the twinkle in his blue eyes charmed everyone...but he was most dedicated to his family. The family would like to extend a special thank you to the caring staff at Lions Gate Hospital and the North Shore Hospice for all their kindness and compassion during his final days. A Celebration of Karl’s Life will be held at a later date. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to North Shore Hospice, c/o LGH Foundation, 231 East 15st, North Vancouver, BC V7L2L7, in memory of Karl Luetke Brinkhaus For those wishing to share a memory of Karl, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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★LOST COCKATIEL★ 'Holly' yellow head with yellow crown, orange around ears, light grey & white on her back. Was seen nr Upper Lonsdale. Her mate is missing her. Call as soon as you see her. 604-987-9063


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Lost & Found

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Lost & Found


General Employment

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in West Vancouver is currently hiring:

★ Full time Cashiers ★ Shipper/Receiver with a valid driver’s license and experience Please email:


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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.


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

GROUP CO-ORDINATOR Muskoka Language International (MLI ) is looking for a bilingual English/ Japanese Group Co-ordinator to join our North Vancouver Office We are looking for a quick thinking, organized individual to join our team in our fast paced office in North Vancouver. This person will be responsible for overseeing the implementation of custom built international school group programs across British Columbia and Alberta. There will be a focus on the Japanese market and Japanese agents. Some travel will be necessary to visit program sites and groups and a driver’s license is required (own car is not necessary). The ideal candidate would have excellent computer skills and a full understanding of Excel, along with fluency in both written and spoken English and Japanese. This permanent position is available immediately. Salary of 32-40K plus benefits (based on experience). Please send resume and cover letter to Michelle Iaizzo at

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Call 604-421-9171 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm




GREEN, Simone Marie May 5, 1916 - January 9, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of Simone Marie Green at the age of 96, comforted and surrounded in her final days by members of her family and friends at Evergreen House in North Vancouver. Simone was predeceased by her beloved husband Daniel Ross Green in 1998, her parents Armand and Alphonsine Savard and siblings Ronnie, Clare, Lucille, Gerry, Andy, Clem and Neil. The eldest in a family of 14 children, Simone was raised in the French Canadian community of Debden, Saskatchewan. Upon completing high school, she pursued her dream, moving to Prince Albert to study nursing at the Holy Family Hospital. There, she met Danny Green, the love of her life, who she married in 1941. Their February honeymoon was a joyful albeit frosty train trip to Saskatoon where they spent their first romantic night at the venerable Bessborough Hotel before continuing to the Royal Canadian Air Force base in Winnipeg. A year later, they were posted to Weyburn, Saskatchewan and then to the RCAF #5 Bombing and Gunnery School near Dafoe. Here they lived off-base in a lively enclave of converted granaries called Boomtown, established by enterprising farmers from the local community to house the growing number of enlisted men and their new wives. Mom often spoke of the fond memories and enduring friendships made during that time. Over the next several years they moved to postings in Trenton, Hagersville and Yorkton where Dan continued to serve in the military police and Simone practised her profession until the end of the war. After giving birth to two sons, Daniel John (1944) and Gerald Ross (1949), Simone went back to work and discovered a talent for nursing education. She taught Nursing Arts at the Holy Family Hospital in Prince Albert and at the Grey Nun’s Hospital in Regina, where she also became the Nursing Registrar. She earned a reputation as a clear communicator and empathetic counselor who was loved and respected by students and faculty alike. In their retirement years, Simone and Dan enjoyed being close to their family In Vancouver. They loved to travel, crossing Canada and the US several times in their motorhome, spending warm winters in Arizona. Simone was an active parishioner and volunteer with St Stephens Church in North Vancouver and was an avid bridge player and curler well into her later years. Mom was the greatest wife, mother, grandmother, great grandmother, sister and friend anyone could wish for. She was a generous, kind and gracious lady. Mom will be remembered with abiding love by friends and family, especially by her two sons and their wives, Dan and Maureen, Gerry and Jo-Ann, her four grandchildren, Darin, Shannon (Asaf) Danielle (Jon) and Thea, her two greatgranddaughters, Nova and Rio, her brother, Marcel, and sisters Fern, Marie, Murielle and Paulette, her dear friends, Madeleine, Dorothy and Jim, and Gladys, and her and Dan’s extended families. We thank all the staff at Evergreen House for their kind and professional care over many years and particularly after Simone suffered several medical setbacks. Most of all we extend our affection and gratitude to her friend and caregiver, Marie, for her loyal and loving companionship. A celebration of Mom’s life will be held for close friends and family in the spring. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. For those wishing to share a memory of Simone, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

We currently have an opening for a part-time warehouse person to assist with the loading and distribution of the North Shore News. Hours of work are Tuesday, Thursday and Friday from 6:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and on Saturday from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. (hours may vary depending on volume). This position is located at our North Vancouver warehouse.Thisisacontractpositionandremuneration is negotiable depending on experience. Please submit your resume no later than Friday, January 25, 2013 to:

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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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If you are looking for an interesting, exciting, fast paced work environment look no further. We have a part time office/retail position 2-3 days a week, Thurs/ Fri/Sat. Must have sales experience, computer, excellent phone skills, self motivated and the love of fine china and antiques. Send resume & cover letter to:



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Psychiatric Nursing (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with local clinical

placements and some local classroom delivery. This 23 month program is accredited by the College of Registered Psychiatric Nurses of BC (CRPNBC). Entry-level earnings start at $30.79/hour to $40.42/hour.

Special Education Assistant (online): Learn at home through guided online learning combined with

some local classroom delivery and two 3-week practicums. You can become a Special Education Assistant in just 9 months! Average starting wage in school districts is $24/hr. You will receive training and certification from the Provincial Outreach Program for Autism and Related Disorders (POPARD).

Government student loans & other financing options available to qualified applicants.


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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 DOUBLE BURAL plot at Forrest Lawn Memorial Park, lot 128, Royal Oak Section, $20K 604-990-1362 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948 SINGLE PLOT in section 1 in Valley View Gardens cemetery. $4000. Double plot $9000. Both in Garden of Prophets. Call evenings.. 604-985-9860


For Sale Miscellaneous



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

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Daycare Centres

TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE ~ Opened in 1987 ~

Preschool program offering swimming, music, French. Full or part-time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, off 29th, between Lonsdale/William.




PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961


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Cares! The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit

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STANDARD POODLE Pups, cream shade, med-lrg size, non shed, $1200, 250-819-4876

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COLLECTOR BUYING Antiques, collectibles, postcards, toys, antique guns, sport items, coins, militaria, automobilia, tools, household collectibles, most anything related Ron 604-590-1570

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

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Q. A.

I hear elder abuse has become quite a problem. How can I find out more? The Community Integration Services Society will be holding a seminar, Awareness of Elder Abuse, on Friday, January 25, 2013. It will take place from 12:30 to 1:30 pm in the Mollie Nye Room at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Road. For more information please contact Jim Jo at or at 604-986-1511. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

HOT SPOT FOR SALE For information:



Beautiful 1 bedroom condo.This great condo has everything you need! Sleeps four, complete kitchen, cozy living area with fireplace, Flat screen tv, vcr, dvd, balcony overlooking courtyard, Underground parking. Swimming pool, hot tub and sauna. Sun to Thurs: $139 per night. Fri & Sat: $189per night. Based on two night minimum. For reservations or more info

or call 604-785-5672

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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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Condos/ Townhouses






$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

S. Surrey/ White Rock


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


For Sale by Owner

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



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Tim Stephens' Astral Reflections Aries March 21 - April 19: The weeks ahead bring social joys, popularity, entertainment, light romance, group activities and wish fulfillment – in an even stronger dose than most Januaries/Februaries. Life seems worthwhile again! Though the pressure is off at work, bosses still favour you, so a moment of socializing with them (say Monday, Tuesday) can’t hurt. Sunday’s for shopping – early, before ten. Travel, paperwork, casual friends, errands and variety fill Monday/Tuesday – be curious. Head for home Wednesday eve to Friday: be sluggish, recuperate, nurture family. Romance crescendos Saturday. Taurus April 20-May 20: An ambitious month begins. Your energy and magnetism are tops Sunday, but there’s little worth doing. Charge after money and possessions Monday/Tuesday – a great two days for investments, wiping out debt and sensual gratification. Your career and social reputation face a lucky opening. Trips, errands, paperwork and casual friends/siblings fill Wednesday eve to Friday: good mixes with bad, so be on your toes. Legal and governmental zones might not go well, but your career faces even more opportunity, If you have an ambitious hunch, act on it without delay. Home, family Saturday. Gemini May 21-June 20: The weeks ahead feature intellectual activities, far travel, love and weddings, cultural projects, higher learning, religion, philosophy, insurance and statistics. The small of these will proceed swiftly, but the big is sluggish, will grow Jan. 30 onward. Retreat and rest Sunday: DON’T handle sharp equipment. Your energy, magnetism, sense of timing and effectiveness soar Monday/Tuesday: start new projects, declare your love, see and be seen (and heard!). Chase money Wednesday eve to Friday noon: open doors and barriers mingle: buy cautiously. Errands and friends, Saturday.

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

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:


Cancer June 21-July 22: The month ahead features sex, intimacy, high finance (investments, debt, etc.) mysteries and research, health diagnosis, lifestyle changes, commitment and consequence. This area is super-charged now; testosterone is high; so is human attraction. You could be tempted to stray. Investing in (or researching in) your career can yield benefits. Sunday’s friendly, happy, but avoid practical goals. Retreat to rest, plan, and fulfill old obligations Monday/Tuesday: you might receive a “gift” for your charitable or spiritual efforts. Your energy and charisma soar Wednesday eve to Friday. Leo July 23-Aug. 22: The weeks ahead emphasize relationships, opportunity and opposition, negotiation, dealings with the public, relocation possibilities and fresh new horizons. You feel ambitious Sunday, but a nice rest will gain more. Your popularity rises Monday to Wednesday. Social delights, light romance, entertainment, optimism and wish fulfillment flow in. Someone you meet or woo could be a potential, viable life mate. Retreat Wednesday night to Friday: rest, contemplate, plan, be spiritual, charitable. Your energy, charisma and timing soar Saturday – approach someone to solve a problem. Virgo Aug. 23-Sept. 22: Sunday’s mellow, loving, but don’t start major projects – contemplate, or read. Be ambitious Monday to Wednesday – great luck accompanies you. A month of work and health concerns has just begun (Jan. 19) and this dovetails splendidly with your career, prestige and status desires. Monday/Tuesday (not so much Wednesday) are one of the prime intervals in this trend – if you work eagerly, you gain. Approach higher-ups with a plan or proposal those two days. Friends, popularity and optimism visit you Thursday/Friday. Retreat for some “down time” Saturday. Contemplate love barriers.

Houses - Sale Chilliwack

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



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


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

★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ ★



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

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


Real Estate


Houses - Sale

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

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




Houses - Sale

6020-04 STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376



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

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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

$49 (in 2 $49 includes: includes: one one newspaper newspaper ad ad (in 2 markets) markets) + + 11 online online ad ad (on (on 12 12 websites) websites) until until sold*. sold*.


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

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

Sell Your Car.

Condos/ Townhouses


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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

Jan. 20 - Jan. 26, 2013

Libra Sept. 23-Oct. 22: A month of romance, creativity, of pleasure, charming children and speculative urges starts now. Indulge some of those speculative urges – you’re on a winning streak! There will be a bump, especially around Jan. 30 (next week) – one that might raise the problem of money or unequal socio-economic positions. And in general, if you want to turn love into living (i.e., co-habitation) or marriage, you face problems involving domesticity: where you live, or step-kids, etc. Still, you could hardly pick a better time this decade, to love and mate! Monday/Tuesday show how/why. Lucky! Scorpio Oct. 23-Nov. 21: Until late February, examine your relationships and projects – jettison the old, stale and unworkable, to make room for the new little green shoots that you now must nurture. Err on the side of gentleness in this, for you are temperamental all January in domestic and other situations – “dumping someone” roughly can create a long-term enemy. At home, kindness is key. In gardening, go light on fertilizer. Sunday’s intriguing but without result. Sexual urges, mysteries, high finance, investments, fill Monday-Wednesday – luckily so! Mellow thoughts late week. Be ambitious Saturday. Sagittarius Nov. 22-Dec. 21: The weeks ahead fill with casual friends, siblings, errands, short trips, communications, details, reports and paperwork. It’s a very busy but not terribly important time. Send “love letters” over the two weeks ahead, both literally and metaphorically (e.g., the right glance or tone of voice is a “letter” also). Tackle routine chores Sunday – nothing big. Relationships excite and are splendidly lucky Monday/Tuesday – be eager to join, diplomatic, flexible: others hold the power. Deeper themes – sex, intimacy, financial commitments – need caution late week. Mellow joy Saturday.

Capricorn Dec. 22-Jan. 19: The month ahead features money and possessions. You have already experienced heightened money flows since late December: now these become more serious, as your “net worth” is affected. So it’s very important to stop useless, nervous or frivolous outflows, and to invest, if you do, carefully.The best time to invest for machinery, tools, work is Monday/Tuesday – two great days to apply for employment or begin a project, also. The best time for other types of investment (or reducing debt) is January 27. Sunday’s beautiful but useless. Relationships demand care Thursday/Friday. Aquarius Jan. 20-Feb. 18: Your energy, effectiveness, timing and charisma reach a yearly high over the next few weeks. Start important projects, see and be seen, vie for romance (one of the bigger ones of your life seems likely to arrive, or has arrived, between June 2012 and June 2013). Ask favours, they’ll be granted. Sunday’s for rest, period. Romance, a creative surge, charming kids, speculative success, fill a splendidly lucky Monday/ Tuesday (and Wednesday, but with little result). Tackle chores Thursday/Friday – keep an eye on safety. Relationships contain a hidden barrier Saturday. Pisces Feb. 19-March 20: Withdraw mildly now to late February. This is your recuperation time of year: rest, protect your health, contemplate where you stand now and make plans for future action. Be charitable, spiritual – it will come back to you. You feel like visiting or communicating Sunday: little result. Charge into domestic, real estate, gardening, nutrition, children, security and retirement zones Monday/Tuesday – you’ll succeed, in major ways! Romantic notions, creative urges and pleasure drives swell Thursday/Friday, but you might be wise to let these remain notions only. Tackle chores Saturday. • Reading: 604-886-4808


Lots & Acreage


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

GET 1 MONTH FREE 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


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


Recreation Property

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,

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

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 AVAIL FEB 1. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1100, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272

1 BR Central Lonsdale, all appl, prkg, storage, priv entry, ns np. avail now $1,050 604-986-3700 1BR - Just Listed!! 124 W 20th St. LARGE unit w/balc in desirable Lonsdale area, close to shops and transport. On-site laundry, prkg, all conveniences, hdwd floors. 604-328-4104 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Feb 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BR $1125, Mar 1, central Lonsdale, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418

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

2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR, 1.5 baths, Lower Lonsdale, 1 yr lease, incl heat & prkg, ns np, refs reqd $1150. 604-240-2763

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

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

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

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

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR, ground floor corner ste, f/p, $1175, Feb 1st Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802

2 BR, lg, newly renod, hw flrs, bright, Now, incl ht/hw, view, Forbes/W16, ns/np, all new appls, 900sf, $1400/mo 604-617-3602

2-BDRM+DEN/2BATH, Parkgate Mall close by, f/p, w/d, 3 appl, 2 prkg, gym, quiet no pets, n/s, Mar. 1, $1500/m, 604-986-7386. 2BR $1030, March 1 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

3 BR, large, $1650, Central Lonsdale, new reno, 1.5 baths, h/water heat incl, 1 prkg, inste stor, main flr, patio, sm quiet bldg, nr amen, Feb 1, 604-988-4030 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

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

Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

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


Apartments & Condos


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

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route. CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612


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


145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now) 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 TIME BUILDING, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1295 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406 Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Feb 1, Lynn Valley, large $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734 1769 MARINE Dr, 1 bdrm, prime location cls to all ammen. fp, hardwood floors, dw, big deck, N facing $1500mnth 604-926-1010

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


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


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

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive


Furnished Accommodation

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


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.

1 BDRM/ 1BATH Dundarave Village. Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. No Pets Available immed. $1200/month. Call 604-922-0181 or email:


Office/Retail Rent

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 PRIME LOCATION next to Park Royal, 400-800 square feet. Exc rates. Call 604-926-7542


Shared Accommodation


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, Feb 1, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1200 incl utils, avail Feb 1, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1 BR g/l ste, Nr Cates Park, f/p, partial furn, $950 incl utils, shrd w/d, n/p, n/s. Feb 1 604-924-9294

2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, quiet & private, inste w/d, dw, f/p, no pets, ns, nr amens, avail Now, $1600 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777 2 BR bright large, Caulfield Village, ns/np, inste wd, dw, $1400 + utils, Now, 604-789-2375 2 BR bsmt , Upper Lonsdale, very nice, clean, n/s, no pets, Feb 1. $1050incl util, 778-855-6434 2 BR, gas fp, laundry 1000sf, new, 10’ ceiling $1500+util, nr 2nd Narrows, immed 604-929-4824

2BR BSMT, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1295 incl utils 778-848-2747 BOWEN ISLAND, newly renovated warm, cozy 1 bdrm suite, 750 sq ft, TV & internet, $750 + hydro, ns np 604-947-9190


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

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

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

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

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

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


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136 1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119



1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342

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


Scrap Car Removal

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




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2011 Dodge Charger SXT

Only 22,000kms, stk#P5781

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2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara



Wanted To Rent

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

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

Only 33,000kms, stk#P5749


Only 50,000kms, stk#13035A


2012 Dodge Ram 1500 SXT 4x4 2010 Dodge Ram Crew Cab 4x4 Only 16,000kms, stk#12416A


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

Luxury Cars

Townhouses Rent

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

6615 DEEP COVE 604-929-5191 - 2 BR semi waterfront $1975 - 2 BR seaside cottage $2325


1998 CHEV CAVALIER, 69,000km, 2door, auto, a/c, $1999 obo, 778-386-7750


1 BR, lrg spacious, nr WV Rec Centre, Feb1, small ok, ns, $1700 incl utils/wd, 604-926-7075

QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites

AMBLESIDE WV,3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553


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

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

4 BR, 2 bath, Upper Lonsdale, bright spac, corner lot, incls landscaping new flrs, appls, paint, large cov’d deck, 2 gas fp, $2595 + utils, Now, 604-773-6672

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

SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail Now, $480, 604-929-9667

2 BR ste, St Andrews/ 4th, bright, new home, 1 bath, own w/d, suits 2, ns np. $1300 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-895-2010, 604-904-3421

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

Collectibles & Classics

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

2 BR large bright, Mt Seymour Prkwy, $1300 + 40% utils, ns np, avail now. 604-929-4104

Houses - Rent


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

FURNISHED Day/Week/Month Rooms/Suites/Apts 604-988-6082



604-630-3300 • Call or visit us online today to discover the latest listings in your favorite neighbourhoods!


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AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

9155 11 ACURA MDX



Sports & Imports


Sports & Imports

STK 951470 WAS $45,900

NOW $42,898

NOW $22,900


STK 951430 WAS $14,900

STK 951190 WAS $38,900

5spd, only 16,000kms.

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

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

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


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

NOW $26,900

Crew cab, a/c, auto

Stk 9949910 WAS $38,900

NOW $8,998

NOW $32,900


12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD NAV, sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680

8 pass, loaded. STK 950850 WAS $35,900

NOW $30,742

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

WAS $47,900

Now $44,900

97 FORD F150 4X4


WAS $8,995

WAS $18,995

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

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

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

Reduce Reuse Recycle The classifieds can help! 604.795.4417 604.630.3300



Stk 951550 WAS $39,900

WAS $15,900

2500 LTZ, fully loaded.

Sunroof, loaded.

NOW $35,355

NOW $12,851


WAS $25,900

Stk 951700 WAS $43,900

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

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

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

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

NOW $22,900

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357

1.49% Ask us for details Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.


604-984-0331 04 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB


STK 8G56302 WAS $17,900

Stk 951490 WAS $27,900

8pass, leather, mint.

NOW $14,900

NOW $23,900

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections


Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

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


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

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed. Craig Can’t Do That. Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. WZo Se[f k_`hji`kiY Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know. n\_ai k_`je[e_`\ U^^co

Duramax diesel, rare 5 speed.


EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290



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


2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044



2004 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




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

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



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

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

Richard Wood


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 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925


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



A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ALP ELECTRIC #89724 Low price, big/small jobs, free est Satisfaction guar 604-765-3329

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



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


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


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Flooring/ Refinishing

Century Hardwood Floors

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

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

Rates From As Low As

NOW $19,900

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

Repairs & Staining Installation Free Estimates

It’s one less thing to worry about.

EXP’D EUROPEAN CLEANING LADY, good refs, reliable, own car. Call 778-836-9958

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

Leather, Nav, mint.


DO ALL HOUSECLEANING Exp reliable, North Shore based. Call 604-315-8810


10 FORD F150 XLT


Hardwood Floor Refinishing

PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

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


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


$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477

2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564

NOW $16,800

NOW $6,998


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

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

Auto, super clean.


Call Merry Maids.

Now $35,900

AWD, loaded.

STK R85571 WAS $10,000

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

WAS $39,900




CARPENTRY- STRUCTURAL work, beams, framing, mouldings. Professional, precise & licensed. Call 778-233-0559 1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

NOW $35,988


4matic, fully appointed.

STK 951610 WAS $29,900


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


AWD, NAV, DVD, loaded.

NOW $11,998

Appliance Repairs


WAS $24,900



Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Leather, sunroof, only 59,000kms.

AWD, leather, loaded.


DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired


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

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

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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

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

Call Michael – 604 619-1126

Seniors Discount



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

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 ALL ASPECTS Home Improvement and Renos. Int/ Ext/ Yard. Big or small one call does it all. 604-929-8177 HANDYMAN FOR HIRE painting, drywall, flooring, molding, tiling, etc. Fast, Reliable. Good Rates. Jim 604-336-2237



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101 GEOFF’S HAULING. Fast, friendly service. 60 yrs North Shore 604-328-9127, 604-926-8889


Call Alex for more info


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Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Renovations & Custom Homes Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


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Lawn & Garden


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



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DOUG’S HANDYMAN Service, Painting, gutters, yard cleanup, small house repairs. 604-985-4604 Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079


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New Years Special 25% off Interior Painting


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE The North Shore’s highest quality painting company. Reasonable prices & free est.

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We accept Visa, MC, Amex


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



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Renovations & Home Improvement

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Call 778.994.5403






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

■ . 604 980.8384


Garbage Removal • Deliveries

Floors, Mouldings, Stairs, Renovations, Tiles, Drywall, Fences, Decks, Railings & Concrete Forms ★ Small jobs ok ★ Excellent references avail Francisco 604-710-9837

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We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

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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


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NO JOB TOO SMALL! • Finishing Carpentry • Suites • Repairs • Basements • Bathrooms • Kitchens • Doors • Decks • Stairs • Electrical • Plumbing • Windows • Designing

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7 Day FULL Bathroom Reno’s New Fixtures, Tiles & Paint. Cert. Plumber 20 + yrs Exp. ★Call 604-649-3140 ★ 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★




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

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

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Top Soil

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

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Fast, Friendly Service 60 years on North Shore

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

– Winter Clean-up –

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We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7194

BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd


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


Window Cleaning

Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944



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20 year Labour Warranty available

Call Brian Gale 604-985-9214


Free Estimates – Fully insured Senior discounts




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



Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316


Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty

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

A-1 Contraction & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530

BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

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