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Brush clearing cuts down fire risk Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

CREWS hired by the District of North Vancouver will spend the next three weeks clearing small hemlock trees, dead branches and brush from the forest understory in Hyannis Park to cut down on potential wildfire risk.

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver community forester Mark Brown shows the type of underbrush being cleared out of district forests to reduce fire risks where wild land meets urban development.

The work, being carried out in about seven hectares of parkland north of Hyannis Drive in Blueridge, is part of a joint municipal-provincial program to cut down on fire risk in areas where the forest butts up against residential urban areas. The risk of interface fires has “been on our radar screens for quite a few years,” said Mark Brown, community forester with the District of North Vancouver. Forest fires in the interior See Province page 5

North Van cop posts sobering stats

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ONE of North Vancouver’s finest was responsible for getting more drunk drivers off the road in 2012 than any other cop in B.C. Const. Jas Dosanjh has been given the annual “Top Cop” award by the B.C.A.A. Road Safety Foundation, ICBC and the family of Alexa Middelaer, the young Delta girl killed by a drunk driver in 2008. Every year, the Middelaer family recognizes “Alexa’s Team” — officers who make more than 12 arrests or roadside licence suspensions for impaired driving in a single year. Dosanjh took the keys away from 92 impaired drivers in 2012, more than 10 per cent of all the impaired charges levied by the North Vancouver RMCP.

RCMP officer nabbed 92 impaired drivers in 2012, tops in B.C.

“He’s dedicated. He’s passionate about his job and his work is very effective in taking these numbers off the road,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. “He’ll tell you that one can represent the saving of someone’s life.” North Vancouver had a total of 849 impaired driving charges in 2012, up about 10 per cent from 2011. But that doesn’t necessarily mean more people are driving when they should be taking a cab, De Jong said. With a restructuring of North Vancouver RCMP’s traffic section, it’s possible more drivers are getting caught. “We have two separate teams now. They’re more strategic. They’re intentional. They’re targeting the impaireds, the distracted

drivers,” De Jong said. Perhaps a more telling set of stats is that the number of fatalities from impaired driving fell substantially from 126 in 2010 to 73 in 2011, and early data for 2012 shows a historic low of 59, according to BCAA. “We are, as a society, getting the message that it is morally, ethically, legally wrong to drink and drive. We don’t have 100 per cent compliance,” De Jong added. Joining Dosanjh on Alexa’s team are Consts. Brett Hakonson,. Dennis Susko, Troy Bevan, Paula Penny, Mark Belliveau, Mike Arbulic and Rob Pearson from the RCMP. West Vancouver Police Department has two members on the list: Consts. David Noon and Brock Harrington.

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DEVELOPMENT plans are models, computer simulations or drawings before they are concrete and steel. The Onni development (left) at 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue in the City of North Vancouver has been approved, as has Seylynn Village (bottom right) at Fern Street and Mountain Highway in the District of North Vancouver. A slightly smaller version of the Grosvenor development proposal for the south side of the 1300-block of Marine Drive in West Vancouver (top right) is under review.

REAL ESTATE FORUM EYES THE NORTH SHORE

The promised land

Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

IS the North Shore the next big real estate play? That’s the question posed at the April 9 Vancouver Real Estate Forum, which, for the first time in its nearly two-decade history is eying up the North Shore as the next investment hot spot. The forum is slated to include Park Royal Shopping Centre vice-president Rick Amantea, as well as Beau Jarvis, vice-president of development at Onni, which recently won approval for its 344-unit condo development on Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. The decision to focus on the North Shore was made by a committee of about 20 real estate executives who cited the overhaul of Park Royal, the Seaspan shipbuilding contract and the possible Kinder Morgan pipeline expansion. Those elements, combined with a scarcity of land south of the Burrard Inlet, have combined to make the North Shore a fertile ground for fresh foundations, according to Mark Stephenson, vice-president at Informa Canada, the company producing the forum. “Whether they’re developing it now or in two years or five years or seven years, they see the North Shore as a very good opportunity for growth and the demand’s there,” Stephenson says, discussing developers like Onni and GWL. But for some residents who find themselves standing in the

shadows of skyscrapers, the prospect of more development is just adding rain to the flood. Members of North Van City Voices have criticized the City of North Vancouver for exceeding the annual one per cent growth rate set by Metro Vancouver, as well as height and density limits in the city’s official community plan. Just who is buying units and where they live is also a concern for the citizens group, who recently cited dimmed condo lights in Lower Lonsdale as a possible indication of foreign ownership. Empty units drive up housing prices while hampering the city’s economy, according to a post on the City Voices’ website. For Stephenson, the approval of Onni’s Safeway site proposal and the District of North Vancouver’s decision to OK three highrises at the Seylynn development display a demand for new housing. “These big players, these big developers . . . they’ve been in this game a long time and they’re very, very good at what they do, so they can read the market, they can read the trends, and they know an opportunity when they see one,” Stephenson says. For Michael Geller, the developer behind the recently unveiled coach houses and duplexes at Hollyburn Mews on Esquimalt Avenue in West Vancouver, the risk of flooding the North Shore’s real estate market is a concern. “I’ve got a market report that implied that if all the projects that were in the pipeline actually got built, you could potentially have a 15-year supply of condominiums,” he said. “The mayor

and council and planning department in the city of North Van have been quite aggressive in terms of accepting proposals for higher density housing.” Not all the proposals in the pipeline will likely end up being built, Geller added. For Amantea, who’s attempting to steward Park Royal from shopping centre to neighbourhood, an oversupply of housing is not an immediate concern. “In all honesty, the North Shore is such a desirable place to live and it’s close enough to downtown to really make it accessible for people that work downtown, I don’t think that we’re going to be hitting our head against that glass ceiling for some time,” he said. While the Squamish Nation has yet to draw any surveyor’s marks on their valuable strip of land near the Lions Gate Bridge, waterfront condos on the site remain a possibility. “As we look at residential towers down there . . . there’s certainly a demand for it,” said Squamish Nation Chief Ian Campbell. The band is hoping to reap the benefits of Larco’s development near Taylor Way and Marine Drive, according to Campbell. “Their aspiration was to do a couple towers and we’ve encouraged them to build out the remainder of their lease and maximize the space there so we can collect more lease revenues,” Campbell said. Development at Mosquito Creek is also a possibility, but after a See South page 10


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Province pays 90% of cost

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of B.C. that have spread with wind and dry weather to threaten homes and force evacuations of some communities in the past decade have brought those potential risks into focus. Starting in 2008, the district has been working through a wildfire protection plan to clear fire “fuel” from forest areas regarded as high risk. Previous brushing work has been completed in eight hectares of Grousewoods Park and six hectares at Roche Point Park. The area being cleared by crews now in Canyon Creek Park and areas of mountain forest above Hyannis Drive was identified as one of the higher fire risks because of the dense understory that could easily spread any fire that broke out, potentially threatening more than 50 homes. Brown says residents shouldn’t fear a chainsaw massacre, however. Most of the trees being taken out are small hemlocks up to 20 years old, and other understory bush, said Brown. “We jokingly call it our ‘picking up sticks’ program,” he said. Larger woody debris will be left in place, while smaller

branches will be chipped and used as mulch. The result is to move the relatively young, dense forest that has grown up since the area was logged in the early part of the century to a stage normally reached later as forests get older, when larger fir and cedar dominate and the spaces between them are more open. “We’re just moving things along the natural successional process,” said Brown. A number of larger trees identified as risk for being blown down in windstorms will also either be cut down or have their branches and tops removed, but be retained for wildlife. The province is picking up 90 per cent of the approximately $100,000 cost of the project and approves all forestry plans. The municipality pays the remaining 10 per cent of the cost. Prior to starting the clearing this year, staff met with the pubic in February and mailed notices to all nearby residents. Crews try to respect wishes of residents who have concerns about retaining some bush as a privacy screen between their back yards and nearby trails. For the most part, nearby homeowners are supportive of the program, said Brown. “Most people, once they see the treated area, they are quite enthused about the sunlight in their back yard.”

ICBC funds N. Shore safety initiatives Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

ICBC spent more than $200,000 on a dozen road improvement projects on the North Shore in 2012, partnering with the City and District of North Vancouver as well as West Vancouver. The City of North Vancouver was the main beneficiary, receiving more than $100,000 on projects including visibility upgrades to 100 stop signs and traffic signals at 64 intersections. The corporation’s biggest expense on the North Shore was a $47,000 expenditure on pedestrian countdown timers across the city. ICBC spent $20,000 installing a bike lane at West Esplanade between Chesterfield and Lonsdale Avenues, and another $15,000 to bolster the visibility of crosswalks at Grand Boulevard and Cedar Villlage. ICBC put its money in the ground in the District of North Vancouver, paying $25,000 to install highly reflective pavement at 10 intersections in the district. In an effort to make stop signs easily visible, ICBC paid $32,000 to upgrade at least 580 district stop signs. A new roundabout at Keith Road and Marine Drive in Horseshoe Bay cost ICBC $45,000. The insurance corporation also paid $15,000 to improve signage for West Vancouver cyclists.

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T’S doubtful anyone was surprised when names of more than 400 Canadians apparently turned up in leaked papers with offshore financial data. It’s long been suspected that the wealthy — both those who got their money honesty and those who didn’t — have ways of “opting out” of the system. There may be some legitimate reasons for funnelling wads of cash through obscure companies based in Caribbean islands. For the most part, however, those who do so are looking hide something. That, of course, is an option not available to average people, who can frequently be found at this time of year hunched over shoeboxes, trying to find receipts to file with their taxes. Our system is essentially based on honest reporting, with enforcement and

investigation secondary to that. However much it may annoy, our tax system is fundamental to who we are as Canadians. It’s the primary way we redistribute money, ensuring those who have enough take care of those who don’t. It’s how we collectively pay for what’s essential to a just society: our education and health care, our social safety nets and rule of law. It’sespeciallygallingwhenaprivileged few feel they need not take part. In response to the news this week, the government said it will go after tax cheats. But when resources to do that are being cut back, it’s hard to see how. Average Canadians could be forgiven for wondering whether the elite who make the tax laws have a less than voracious appetite for pursuing those in similar rarified circles. Go ahead, Revenue Canada, and prove us wrong.

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You said it “It’s not real surprising to me that people burn out. It’s a tremendous amount of work.” City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto explains the dearth of volunteers that led to the cancellation of this year’s Canada Day parade (from an April 3 news story.) ••• “As people get wealthy, they get much more protective. They want to keep what’s theirs. They have a sense of entitlement. It takes over rational thought.” North Shore chartered accountant Gordon Baldwin discusses tax cheats who may be exposed in a massive leak of financial information (from an April 5 news story.) ••• “Do we really consider a hospital heating its buildings or sterilizing its tools to be a major polluter we need to tackle?” Jordan Bateman, B.C. director of the Canadian Taxpayers Federation, calls on the province to scrap requirements for the public sector to pay carbon offsets (from a March 31 news story).

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Dear Editor: Why do we all tolerate such bad deals on our cellphones? Canadians pay some of the highest cellphone fees and are forced into some of the worst contracts in the industrialized world. Our broken cellphone market limits our use of mobile Internet technologies, and with it our creativity and entrepreneurship. Providing more choice for Canadians is crucial to innovation, and the success of our economy. Canadians suffer from poor service because three big cellphone conglomerates control nearly 94 per cent of the market. To make matters even worse, Rogers has come up with a plan to block our access to the few affordable mobile services that do exist by obtaining scarce wireless spectrum assets. This will mean more control for Big Telecom and higher prices and less choice for you and your family. The Rogers plan breaks Industry Canada rules

because it grants the Big Telecom conglomerate access to wireless spectrum assets that were specifically set aside for new, more affordable telecom options for Canadians. The Industry Minister, Christian Paradis, has the ability to enforce the government’s rules for cellphone service but so far he has refused to do so. Tens of thousands of Canadians have already told Paradis to stop Big Telecom from killing affordability in Canada’s mobile Internet and cellphone market. The government’s decision about wireless spectrum is a rare chance to change a bad situation, and unlock the potential of our digital economy. These scarce public spectrum assets should be invested in our digital future. I encourage each and every Canadian to learn more at demandchoice.ca, and read openmedia.ca’s study about Canada’s dysfunctional cellphone market at openmedia. ca/upgradecanada. Christopher Anderson North Vancouver

Bus driver literally drives the extra mile Dear Editor: I would like to let your readers know about a wonderfully caring West Vancouver Blue Bus driver named Bruno. He dropped off a lady at the bus stop near Mollie Nye House. She asked him exactly where the house was since she was visually impaired. Bruno realized after pulling out that she may have been walking in the wrong direction. Upon

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We tried, but failed, to save your cat Dear Editor: Today as I let out my dog, I had the heartbreaking experience of hearing a cat calling in distress. The little black and white fellow was laying in a puddle of rain under my car in the driveway. After putting my dog away, I tried to coach him out, but got no visible response. I ran to my neighbours to see if it was one of hers, but no, it was a stray she had seen the day before not looking very well. I came home, got a blanket and my phone. After lying in the driveway, I noticed its ear twitch and was able to gingerly remove the cat and wrap it up in a blanket and asked my neighbour for a can of wet cat food. Not knowing if the cat was infectious I could not bring it in to the house with the dogs, so I sat in my car and phoned the SPCA to come and help him. They arrived very quickly and we put him in a carrier. Unfortunately the little fighter did not make it to the animal clinic. I’m not a cat person, but I want to thank Kirsten for the food that unfortunately came too late. I do not tell this story to judge the pet owner as I do not know the reasons why this little guy was out alone. But I’d like to let the owner know that he was snuggled in a blanket and cuddled as he passed. If this was your cat, you may want to make a donation to the SPCA for their fast and sensitive response. Sandy Kerr, North Vancouver

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Sunday, April 7, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

Plugging into a sad new growth industry

I’M always on the hunt for the ideal job, one that pays well and uses my frighteningly limited skills to their utmost.

I’m therefore intrigued to discover that hiring oneself out as a funeral mourner is now an option. Obviously, for that job it would be ideal if one were able to muster tears at the bat of an eye, and — hallelujah! — I’m a virtual Streep at that. I don’t fake it. I assure you, it’s pure personal weakness. The older I get, the more often I get verklempt, a Yiddish word meaning “choked with emotion.” This is so routine that my husband Stanley refers to it as “verklempting out,” as in, “Jeez, who showed Mum the puppy photos? She’s verklempting out again.” My face gets red, I start to sputter, and I can’t proceed with my desired remark, even if it’s something as pitifully innocuous as “DC Comics has announced the death of Robin.” You know, Robin — Batman’s ward. Sob! Of course, everybody with a beating heart is stricken when it comes to the funerals of their own loved ones, or news of nasty things happening to innocent people. That’s good and right. Unfortunately, I also happen to verklempt out when, for example, I read about an incident of kindness and try to share it with my family.

— told the Telegraph that its bereaved clients hire faux grievers to ensure that the turnout isn’t too skimpy (or, I suspect, cheerful). They’re briefed on the deceased so they’ll remain undetected as they mingle and murmur over post-funeral tea and sandwiches. “At the moment it’s not the sort of thing most people can treat as a career, but if it continues to increase in popularity then crying on demand could soon become a highly prized skill,” consumer expert Jasmine Birties told the Telegraph newspaper. This isn’t just an English thing, either. According to the Oklahoma Daily News, at the Dallas, Tex., Golden Gate funeral home, professional mourners attend a 90-minute class before Golden Gate charges US$250 apiece for their service. No doubt these classes establish the protocols of funerals, like what to wear and the inadvisability of trading text messages during the eulogy. I’m fine at that sort of thing. The most important aspect of the job from my point of view is that in this context, tears are a bonus, perhaps even worth tipping, rather than the shameful display I make of them for free. The Telegraph’s story on this phenomenon suggested that East Asian and Middle Eastern traditions inspired

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Kate Zimmerman I begin telling some agreeable tale about a cat choosing not to eat the scruffy three-legged mouse that accidentally limped up to it, and suddenly the waterworks rush in with the force of spring runoff in Lynn Canyon. It’s horribly embarrassing. After all, this doesn’t mean I’m any more sensitive than the next person — it just means I have no self-control. Suddenly, though, I understand that I’ve had the wrong attitude. It’s time to turn my moist frown upside down, for it seems that in England, you can charge 40 British pounds an hour (that’s almost $70 in real money) to show up at a funeral service looking morose. The founder of the Essex outfit Rent-a-Mourner — which employs a staff of 20 and has doubled its business since it started up last year

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themselves by doing so. In parts of China, “kusangren” make sure the person who’s passed away gets an emotional farewell, some of them going so far as to bring along a sound system and a team of back-up mourners. According to an article on the Mother Nature Network online, hirees like Hu Xinglian start off their event by gathering impromptu background material, eating outdoors with the family, and then, as friends and neighbours crowd around, smoking, talking, and (sigh) making telephone calls, she simulates grief, singing, crying, dancing, shaking

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An open letter to readers of the North Shore News However, the Hollyburn Mews development is no April Fool’s Day joke. There are indeed six new duplexes and three coach houses nearing completion in the 2000 Block Esquimalt Avenue. They are very well located across from West Vancouver United Church and immediately east of the Recreation and Seniors’ Centres. These homes range in size from 1810 sq. ft. to 2490 sq. ft. and are priced from $1.25M. While two homes have been pre-sold and the first residents are moving in, the remaining five duplexes and two coach houses are now on sale and ready for occupancy. The landscaping and other site works are scheduled for completion by month end.

Hollyburn Mews has been designed to offer a new housing choice for North Shore residents who are ready to downsize, but not ready to downgrade. Careful attention has been given to each and every detail, including traditional Dutch doors, wine fridges in kitchens, and polished and honed Carrera marble and magnifying mirrors in bathrooms. The seven remaining homes are now open for viewing by appointment only. For more information visit the website www.hollyburnmewshomes.com or call Elaine Biggan at 604 880 4559 or Tony Breen at 604 644 5979. But please do not wait too long. They may soon be sold, and this is no joke either.

By Michael Geller Architect AIBC, FCIP, RPP I would like to thank all of you who took the time to read my tongue-in-cheek pre-April Fool’s Day advertisement in the Sunday March 31st edition of the North Shore News. To those of you who may have spilled your morning coffee at the initial thought of 14,000 new duplexes and coach houses in the Upper Lands, rest assured no such development is being planned. I am also sorry to disappoint any of you who believed for a moment that there might be a network of gondolas to help address West Van’s increasing traffic congestion. And if any of you were insulted by the insensitive comments of Brent Bartholomew, the Metro Vancouver Director of Planning, please rest assured no such person exists!

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A8 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 7, 2013

Art energizes North Van’s public spaces

District council hears pitch from Arts Office for more public arts Sam Smith newsroom@nsnews.com

DISTRICT of North Vancouver council listened closely to a March 25 presentation explaining the functionality and purpose that public art serves in the community and how council might improve its policy on the topic.

The Arts Office director Ian Forsyth and public art co-ordinator Lori Phillips reported on public art pieces installed since the district started its public arts program in 1999, what significance public art holds to the community, and plans for the future. “Public art has the power to energize our public spaces, arouse our thinking, and transform the places where we live, work and play into more engaging environments that invite interaction,” Phillips said during her presentation. Art also has the power to express a community’s sense of place by interpreting the physical environment, celebrating local customs, or interpreting social or industrial history, Forsyth and Phillips reported. Since the district integrated a public arts program in 1999 and 2000, 55 pieces of public art have been installed in and around the

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MOVING Up by Karen Kazmer can be found on the Spirit Trail next to Welch Street in the District of North Vancouver. Scan for more photos. municipality valued at $1.8 million. Phillips and Forsyth said this was a big success and want to continue this trend in a few different ways. “Looking forward, it is clear that the developer public art policy drafted over a decade ago needs some modification, especially in light of the district’s new OCP and village and town centres,” Phillips said.

She proposed promotion of the public arts program as well as payments of up to one per cent on anticipated construction costs up to $15 million, with another 0.5 per cent up to $500,000 after that. The idea of providing more funding for the public arts sat well with council, with members agreeing with Forsyth and Phillips that public art done right captures the spirit of an area,

making the experience of living or visiting certain places much more enjoyable. Coun. Lisa Muri specifically mentioned Lower Lonsdale, saying she liked the developers sticking with the infrastructure look, which she felt was unique to that area. “I’m totally in favour of it,” Coun. Muri said of the presentation’s suggestions. “I just want to have that flexibility.” Flexibility meaning the district would have choices in the funding as well as what kind of art pieces could be installed. Coun. Mike Little suggested more artistic integration within existing infrastructure, such as bus stops or lamp posts. “I think you can get to a saturation point where having feature pieces spread out throughout the community doesn’t nearly benefit us as much as having fewer signature pieces and then just general beautification throughout those areas,” Coun. Little said. Council agreed more funding should be put into the public arts, but their enthusiasm was not met from one member of the public. Corrie Kost said more money should be put into public areas like parks instead of art pieces. “What can be more enduring than a park?” Kost asked council. “I feel threatened. I feel we’re off track.” Kost asked council to take a closer look at public amenities before the arts. However, Coun. Alan Nixon disagreed, stating the arts are lasting and just as much a part of the society as parkland, pointing to notable artistic landmarks such as the city of See Government page 11


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Dovercourt House renovation underway

Jeremy Shepherd

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MORE than six months after facing a call for condemnation, a low-rent, 101-yearold North Vancouver apartment may soon be able to reopen. Dubbing Dovercourt House a “fire trap,” District of North Vancouver council ordered numerous upgrades to the heritage building including an electrical assessment, fire exit stairs, a new fire alarm system and automatic sprinklers at a meeting in October 2012. Work is currently underway

at Dovercourt, according to district of North Vancouver communications co-ordinator Stephanie Smiley. The building’s owners, Ghalib Rawji and Azim Sarangi, have applied for a building permit, which is currently under review. The building’s 10 tenants, who paid as little as $300 a month to live in Dovercourt in 2012, vacated the building in January, 2013, to allow the work to commence. Council initially gave Rawji and Sarangi 155 days to complete the overhaul under the condition that a failure to meet the deadline could mean district staff finishing the upgrades at the owner’s expense.

Rawji initially protested the remedial action order on the grounds it would slow his search to secure financing. He estimated the renovation budget

would fall between $200,000 and $250,000. Rawji headed the company that purchased notorious Maple Ridge drug den

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failed referendum in 2012 the project sits in abeyance. For Campbell, the future of development on the North Shore needs to consider the effect of new infrastructure on Squamish land. “The two bridges that connect to the North Shore dissect our reserves. They go right through the Seymour Reserve and the Capilano Reserve. Our people have born the burden for decades now of many of the utilities, the sewage treatment plants, the hydro lines, the water lines, they all sort of go through the reserve,” he says. “Others are benefiting at our expense.” Nestled between the mountains and the sea, the North Shore’s desirability is fuelling development, according to Geller. “A lot of people who might never have considered living on the North Shore in the past, I think that they’re now viewing it quite differently and much more positively,” he said. The District of North Vancouver is currently appraising four village town centres as sites that could conceivably take on dense developments while the city has taken an increasingly innovative

approach to infill housing, according to Geller. Even though the two North Vancouvers have facilitated a boom in recent years, Geller said West Vancouver will likely be insulated from the burgeoning development market. “West Van has not seen very much development in the last few years,” Geller said. “I don’t think we’re going to see a significant amount of new development in West Van.” One exception may be at 752 Marine Drive where Rick Amantea is hoping to replace the south mall’s White Spot with two towers containing between 300 and 320 units. “Those towers will be providing a variety of housing that is not currently being built in West Vancouver, and probably hasn’t been built in West Vancouver within the last 20 to 30 years,” he said, describing the young professionals he imagines will be compelled by the development. “They want to be in smaller condominiums, more affordable environments. They want to be around some action.” Amantea said he’s hopeful the proposal will come before district council in the next few weeks. “I just think that there’s some very exciting things happening

here on the North Shore and probably some activity that is overdue,” he said, discussing the lopsided demographics caused by a dearth of housing options. “There’s certainly a bit of a void of young professionals. . . . . We see a lot of those people moving outside of West Vancouver.” Many major developments appear to move slowly. Onni’s Safeway site project was approved nearly three years after its 2010 offering was rejected. In West Vancouver, Grosvenor development group has spent more than a year refining and ultimately shrinking its Ambleside proposal. It has not yet been approved. A protracted dance with local councils is unlikely to dissuade the more ambitious developers, according to Stephenson. “Those guys are the pros. They know what’s going to work, what’s not going to work. They’re very educated going in as to whether they have to invest a year . . . or six months or two years,” he says. “It’s rare when a developer goes in on an investment, not knowing for the most part what their upside is.” Those lengthy processes can sap the endurance of all but the most devoted developers, according to Geller. “My favourite line from West Van council was the person who said to one of the councillors, ‘If we approve Geller’s project, we’ll be flooded with developers wanting to do the same thing,’ and she responded, ‘Are you kidding? Do you think anybody else would be foolish enough to go through five years of aggravation for nine units?’” he said. Some developers expect West Vancouver’s close-knit communities to respond to development proposals with kneejerk opposition, but Amantea said that fear is unwarranted. “I think people underestimate just how open-minded West Vancouver can be,” he said, citing historical precedents ranging from British Pacific Properties’ 75-year-old subdivision to the high-density waterfront apartments that preceded False Creek and Coal Harbour. Still, the wheels of council may grind a little slower on the North Shore than the rest of Metro Vancouver. “You could build bigger buildings and get approvals quicker in a lot of other municipalities within Metro Vancouver,” Amantea said. The deliberate pace of the approval process is meant to ensure new buildings integrate with established neighbourhoods, according to Amantea. “As difficult as people make it sound to do business in West Vancouver, West Vancouver is an intelligent community and when something makes sense, they will embrace it.” Community amenity contributions will likely be a topic of conversation at the forum, Geller said. When a developer wants more height, more bulk, or more density than municipal regulations allow, the builder will usually offer a community amenity contribution in the form of affordable housing, housing for seniors, or cash, depending on the needs of the neighbourhood. For Geller, the charges are often too steep and too reliant on predictions that may prove groundless given the fluctuations of the real estate market. “It’s somewhat ironic and a bit disappointing that West Vancouver and North Vancouver are trying to emulate what we think of as Vancouver’s inappropriate method of calculating these payments,” Geller said. Under Vancouver’s system, developers pay an approximately 75 per cent fee on any increase in value that results from rezoning. The market is too unsteady for developers to truly know the value of their property, according to Geller. “I still don’t know today, and I’m not making this up, I don’t know today what I’m going to sell my duplexes for at Hollyburn Mews,” he said. “Until I sell a few of them, I don’t really know what the market value is.”

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Stock promoter loses ban appeal Former WV promoter ignored earlier securities commission order

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A former North Shore stock promoter has lost a bid to have a $200,000 fine and permanent ban from the province’s capital markets overturned. A panel of three appeal court justices dismissed an appeal from James Terry Alexander, 66, who asked the court to overturn a 2007 decision of the B.C. Securities Commission which issued the fine and lifetime ban when Alexander violated a previous securities commission order. In 1999, Alexander was handed a $1.2 million fine by the securities commission after admitting he contravened the Securities Act by secretly trading shares of his Vancouver Stock Exchange company Arakis Energy Corp. through offshore accounts in the Channel Islands. As part of a settlement with the commission, Alexander agreed not to act as an officer or director of any B.C. company, be involved in investor relations or trade in securities for the next 20 years. But a subsequent investigation by the securities commission found Alexander had done just that, starting in May 2000, when he continued to act as a de facto director and officer of Pinewood Resources, a company set

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up to put together an oil exploration deal in Ethiopia. In the appeal of his case, Alexander argued the penalty against him should be tossed out on several technical grounds. He argued the 1999 order banning him for 20 years should be declared invalid because there was no hearing in his case. He also argued that in reaching its decision the commission relied on documents from one of his business associates that had not been authenticated. He also said the maximum fine at the time the 1999 order was issued was $100,000. In a decision written by B.C. Court of Appeal Justice Daphne Smith, the court rejected those arguments, saying the 1999 decision of the securities commission was a “valid and enforceable order.” Smith noted the commission didn’t rely solely on the business associate’s letters and that enough evidence existed to support the commission’s finding that Alexander had acted essentially as an officer and director of Pinewood, in contravention of the 1999 order. Regarding the fine, Smith noted that Alexander’s violations of the 1999 order continued until 2005. By then the maximum penalty had been increased to $250,000. In its 2007 decision, the securities commission panel noted that credibility was a “significant issue” in the case and that “Alexander was not a credible witness.” The panel described Alexander as “a repeat offender who flagrantly disregarded securities laws” adding he has “demonstrated a pattern of behaviour that, in our view, is not likely to change.”

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Tricia and Christine McLaren flank Selena Raskin, winner of the Bonnie J. McLaren Award, presented to a North Shore woman who has worked tirelessly for the benefit of others.

Liz Watt and Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver president Veronica Loat Representatives of Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver presented their annual awards dinner at Lower Lonsdale’s Cheers Restaurant March 27. More than 65 guests were in attendance and MLA Naomi Yamamoto served as the evening’s guest speaker. A number of awards were given out, honouring local women for their efforts to improve their own lives as well as the lives of others in their community. Info: soroptimistnvwv.org.

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Meghan Brommeland and Cheyenne Gardner, winners of the Women’s Opportunity Award, with Melissa Briones, recipient of the Ruth Ditto Award.

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Lucia Ponce de Leon (left) and Margaret Sidler (right) with Katherine Tikkanen, recipient of the Violet Richardson Award, for her volunteerism at Rockridge secondary and the Village of Lions Bay.

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LEAP Physiotherapy for Kids owner and registered physiotherapist Leslie Farrar works with client Erik Adie, 7, in her new pediatric physical therapy centre’s 1,500-square foot gymnasium, designed to inspire children’s movement and active play. Leap is hosting a free family open house Saturday, April 13.

NEW CHILDREN’S THERAPY CENTRE AIMS TO GET KIDS MOVING

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NORTH Shore registered physiotherapist Leslie Farrar’s interest in working with families and children with special needs was sparked as a teenager. Growing up, including on a family-run summer resort, she had countless opportunities to work with children with a variety of disabilities and diagnoses. “I really connected with some kids that set my path,” she says.

“As I went through school and eventually became a physio, I immediately knew that I would take that path of special needs. Everything I’ve ever done from the time I’ve been a teenager myself has been geared toward working with children and gaining the clinical skills to really provide children and families with a useful resource,” she adds. That long-term goal has finally come to fruition and at age 37, Farrar is pleased to have opened Leap Physiotherapy for Kids, a pediatric physical therapy clinic at 1093 Roosevelt Cres., in North Vancouver, in January. Currently offering physio and ocSee Clinic page 30

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NORTH Shore Mountain Bike Association’s Rachid Nayel invites the public to their annual Bike and Gear Swap, Saturday, April 13 from 10:30 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Jaycee House, 1251 Lillooet Rd., in North Vancouver. Admission: $2. Sellers can drop off items April 10-12, between 7 and 10 p.m., also at Jaycee House. Info: nsmba.ca.


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WV gallery promotes wellness THE spring edition of the Ferry Building Gallery’s Art of Healthy Living series is offering a full lineup of sessions intended to help community members nurture their well-being

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God and Health: Practitioner and teacher of Christian Science healing Rob Gilbert will talk about how prayer and a deep understanding of God are a reliable way to maintain health Saturday, April 13, 11 a.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Free.

SUPPORT GROUPS Co-dependents Anonymous, a 12step fellowship for people with relationship difficulties, holds weekly meetings on the North Shore. Info: 604-5155585.

Health and Wellness: Dental specialist Ivan Johnston will talk about the interaction of common osteoporosis drugs and dental work Monday, April 15, 2-4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-

Comfort Keepers will host free support and information sessions for individuals caring for aging parents or family members with chronic illnesses at home, in long term care or assisted living facilities the third Tuesday of every month, from 10:30 a.m. to noon at 206-1801 Welch Ave., North

Vancouver. RSVP and info: 604-9988806 or sherryjia@comfortkeepers.ca. Compassionate Friends — North Shore Chapter: A non-denominational support group for parents who have experienced the death of a child of any age meets the second Wednesday of every month, 7:30 p.m. at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-8789904 or 604-913-9215. Eating Disorder Support Group: For parents, partners and caregivers meets every second and fourth Monday of the month at 7 p.m. at Family Services of

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Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. Studies show that 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and checkups are key factors in preventing this from happening.

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Sorting out skin care The skin is the body’s largest organ, and it’s under attack.

moisturizer, according to Ebrahim, who also recommends doing away with a conventional treatment.

With cold temperatures, high winds, and low humidity, skin can be itchy, dry, and more irritating than a bus full of caffeinated toddlers.

“A lot of people use soap and it’s a no-no because the soap is going to remove all the free fatty acids. It removes the dirt, but also removes the free fatty acids and the lipids from your skin,” she says.

Cleansing, moisturizing, defending and protecting skin are the keys to healthy skin, says cosmetic dermatologist Dr. Shehla Ebrahim, of Ambleside Dermedics in West Vancouver.

As a general rule, creams tend to be more oily and therefore better than lotions, says Ebrahim, adding the main function of moisturizers is to limit water loss.

Cleansing can be a risky proposition, as some harsh cleansers defeat their intended purpose. Fatty acids aid skin cells in retaining water and nutrients, ultimately contributing to healthy, smooth skin. Certain cleansers can strip fatty acids from the skin, says DR. SHEHLA EBRAHIM, DERMATOLOGIST Ebrahim. The key ingredient in a modern cleanser is ceramides.

“A lot of people use soap and it’s a no-no.”

“It’s strong but yet it’s very gentle, so you have to treat it very gently,” she says of the skin.

Moisturizers containing lanolin and glycerin are usually a good bet, says Ebrahim, who cautions against picking up brands featuring parabens, which have been known to cause irritation. Good marketing can steer customers away from inexpensive, effective products, says Ebrahim.

“This is really the way of the future,” says Ebrahim, discussing ceramides-rich topical creams and cleansers. “They tend to limit the loss of free fatty acids because they hang on very tightly to the cells of the stratum corneum.”

“This whole cosmetic industry is a $3-billion industry, and everybody’s going to try to sell you something,” she says, noting regular stores carry pretty good moisturizers rather than going to a high-end store and spending $300.

The stratum corneum is the most superficial layer of the skin, consisting mainly of dead cells that have migrated outward. Protecting the outer layer requires a good

Infrared radiation is thought to inflame skin

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To defend against this, Ebrahim recommends a topical cream.

The final prong in Ebrahim’s four-pronged approach is protection.

“I call it my antioxidant cocktail,” she says.

“Protection, I think, probably is the most important,” she says.

Consisting of vitamins C and E, as well as other antioxidants, Ebrahim says her cocktail is quite effective. “They can actually reduce the infrared damage to the DNA of the skin cells by about 25 to 30 per cent,” she says. “When you apply the antioxidants to your face you are telling the skin, ‘Here, take this extra oxygen,’ because if the free radicals are roaming in your skin they are acting as scavengers and they will basically just

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When struck by an ailment, it’s easy to type your symptoms into an Internet search engine and anxiously wade through the ensuing list of possible diagnoses and health care tips.

gap in the health care system and improve the overall health of the North Shore. “We thought, OK, one of the things that’s missing is the public education aspect provided by physicians mainly,” he says. “One of the biggest reasons for that is that, as physicians, we’re all so busy with our practices or in hospital or clinical work that we often don’t have the time to provide educational services to the community.”

But relying on “Dr. Google” can do more harm than good. Dr. Francis Vala, of Lower Lonsdale Medical Centre, says when it comes to medicine the online world can be a well of misinformation.

With the help of some government funding, members of the North Shore division have been able to host monthly talks on a variety of healthrelated subjects.

“I believe, and many other physicians believe, that it’s such a critical area to provide reliable, credible, scientific, educational information,” says Vala, who sits on the board of the North Shore Division of Family Practice.

Vala gave the first talk in late January at West Vancouver Community Centre where he spoke about the medical effect of weight gain on health and medical options for treatment and management. He estimates close to 30 people attended the event.

Divisions of Family Practice are groups of physicians organized at the local or regional level who work to address common health care goals. The initiative was designed to improve patient care, increase family physicians’ influence on health care delivery and policy and provide professional satisfaction for physicians.

Attendees are able to ask questions in a public forum that doctors repeatedly hear in the confines of their exam rooms.

Arming the public with dependable medical knowledge is one reason the North Shore division decided to launch a series of free public educational talks.

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Like a chef appraising cooked linguini, Jeeto the cat regards the yoga student’s jiggly arm and pronounces him relaxed.

Focusing primarily on postures, the yoga style didn’t quite fit Ebner’s personality.

“There must be more going on than just our body here on this planet,” she says of her search for a more fulsome approach to yoga.

In most yoga classes a toy cat inspecting students and offering a blessing would be unusual, if not unwelcome, but in Petra Ebner’s Raynbow Yoga classes for children, Jeeto the cat is something of a celebrity.

Ebner eventually discovered kundalini yoga, a style she pronounces as yoga’s purest form. “Kundalini yoga is considered the mother of all yogas. It was the original yoga before it split into all the different yogas,” she says. “It gives equal weight to three parts: body, mind, and spirit.”

“Jeeto has become a star,” says Ebner. “Kids will do anything for this cat.”

While the physical form is important, kundalini generally places an emphasis on each practitioner’s consciousness.

Helping children soothe anxiety and channel energy through movement and breathing is a new endeavour for Ebner, who spent the last two decades as a real estate agent.

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“There must be more going on than just our body here on this planet.”

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors

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NOTICES Ladies Golf Group: Ladies 55+ are invited to join a group that plays Wednesdays at 9 a.m. from April to September at Murdo Frazer Golf Course, 2699 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. The club guarantees fun, friendship, fresh air and a little fitness. Membership is $20 for the season and $5.50 per game. Info: Carole, carole.northvan@gmail. com or 604-987-6115. Pitch and Putt Golf: The West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre program will start in April at the Ambleside Par 3 course. The group meets on Mondays and Thursdays at 9 a.m. Starting in May, Monday programming will include bus trips to various courses throughout the Lower Mainland. There will be a yearend tournament and luncheon on Thursday, Sept. 12. Membership fee: $10. Bus cost and green fees vary depending on the course location. Schedule: westvancouver.ca/seniors. Registration: 604-925-7280. Seniors Gathering — Meet the Candidates: A free dropin program for an informal get together and chat from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. At the April 9 meeting, North Vancouver’s declared candidates for the up-

ARTS, CRAFTS, MUSIC AND ENTERTAINMENT Paper Tole Studio: A small independent group that shares their skills Wednesdays, 10 a.m.noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com. Pottery: Hand building wheel work, low and high fire, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season, plus the cost of materials. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com. Quilters’ Rendezvous: Bring your own projects to work on with fellow quilters, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-9836362 or kshubert@myparkgate. com. Quilting: A volunteer group that makes large raffle quilts and small projects all year round, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com. Quilting Bee: A free workshop where you quilt for the centre, Fridays, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity

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10 years in the making MEMBERS of the Lynn Valley Seniors Walking Group celebrate the club’s 10th anniversary with a special event at Mollie Nye House April 3. The group, which walks the network of trails on the North Shore rain or shine on Wednesdays starting at 9:45 a.m., is looking for new members. Info: 604-987-5820. Centre, 695 21st St. Info: 604925-7280 or westvancouver. ca/seniors. Seniors Acting Up: A cabaret group that performs at senior

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NORTH Shore families had a host of Easterthemed community events to choose from over the long weekend. Far right, Luca Young, 4, was one of the many superheroes who participated in the Powa Academy’s Superhero Easter Egg Hunt held at North Vancouver’s Princess Park March 30. Top right, Julia BillingMeyer discovers some Easter eggs while below, Thomas Kortje decorates his Easter basket at the third annual Easter Egg Hunt and Basket Decorating Contest, presented by the North Shore Hospice. The event, also held March 30, attracted plenty of youngsters and their parents who enjoyed snacks and live music by the North Shore Celtic Ensemble.

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down the road, like speech language. She’s also launching a number of children and family movement programs, including family and motherdaughter yoga, dance classes and modified sport classes. “Often for kids who have special needs there aren’t a tremendously wide selection of physical activities to choose from so one of our goals at the clinic is to increase community services for kids with any type of special need, whether that’s an orthopedic issue or developmental disability, that there are community programs for them to access that will help improve their physical fitness and mobility,” she says. The lineup of classes will change over time in response to the needs expressed by the community. Farrar encourages community members to attend next weekend’s open house. “We’re really excited to be a new resource for families on the North Shore and to become a part of the community. It’s really important to me to build relationships within our community and I’m looking forward to being able to have families come in and meet them in person and hear from families what other services they may be interested in for their children,” she says. In addition to introducing the public to the clinic as a whole, they’ll be offering complimentary family yoga classes between 10:30 and 11 a.m. and 11:15 and 11:45 a.m. As well, representatives of 4Cats Art Studio will lead some painting classes between noon and 1 p.m. and 1 and 2 p.m. Participants will have the opportunity to create art that will be hung on the clinic’s walls. Registration for these classes is recommended. A host of games and other activities focused on physical fitness will also be offered throughout the day and families can drop by at any point. “We are encouraging families with children of all ages to come down to see our clinic, to explore the various pieces of equipment that we have and really to encourage a fun approach to physical activity,” says Farrar. “We’re trying to promote children of all abilities to try some new activities and really just have families come in and have a fun time.” Leap is also presenting a Professional Open House on April 25, from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. For more information, visit leapphysio.ca.


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WORK

You’re invited to our open forum Capilano University and Eldercollege are coming to West Vancouver—and we’d like you to join the conversation

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. Mahon Park Steward: Volunteers are needed to work in Mahon Park removing weeds, planting native plants and mapping plants in the park. This position is available from spring until fall. Garden Mentor: Growing Traditions Project is looking for volunteers to help in the vegetable garden who are willing to share gardening knowledge with a family who would like to learn. You do not need to be an “expert” gardener to participate. Kitchen Volunteer: Harvest

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SHAUN Turner of Syncro Metalworks was among the panel of professionals invited by the North Vancouver School District to speak to more than 200 students and their parents about job opportunities and postsecondary training at a recent career forum. Project seeks kitchen volunteers to sort perishable food donations, make lunch for the volunteers and keep the kitchen clean. A volunteer is needed for Thursday from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Visitors: Volunteer visitors are needed for a hospital visitation program, to visit patients, helping them with walks,

playing cards, reading books and simply making a difference in their lives. Program is organized by Healing Our Spirit BC First Nation Aids Society. 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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‘Hock’ still rocks in the world of Riesling Notable Potables

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IN case you hadn’t noticed, spring has come early this year, much to the chagrin of the rest of Canada, which continues to shovel itself out of sixfoot snow drifts.

With spring, our thoughts turn once again to white wines and lighter fare, which means, if you’ll pardon the phrase, Hock rocks. I’ve always found the connection between England

and Riesling to be quite fascinating. Until two world wars (and something called Liebfraumlich) somewhat put the kibosh on things, “Hock” as it was known, ruled. And, for a while was very much the white wine in vogue. In fact, Winston Churchill was not above having a glass of Hock for lunch instead of his customary Pol Roger. But it was Queen Victoria who helped to elevate Hock to compete with Claret or Burgundy as it’s never done before or since. In 1854, the Queen and her beloved (Germanborn) Prince Albert travelled through the Rheingau. The occasion is commemorated by a substantial, sevenmetre high monument at Hochheim. Then, as now, when word of the Queen’s interest (real or feigned) hit the British press, what the royals were drinking was all that mattered. And they were drinking some of the best dry Rieslings around. Not known

for their inclination to tolerate foreign words (or even foreigners for that matter), the Brits decided that saying “Riesling” or “Hochheim” was just too much trouble: “Hock” it was. All this by way of a nod to this month’s theme at BC Liquor Stores, Perfect Pairings: Asian Flavours & German Wines, which not surprisingly focuses (though not exclusively) on quite a few “Hocks” that indeed absolutely fit the bill as good partners for Asian cuisine and much more. Combine Riesling’s food flexibility with its usually lower alcohol levels and you can see why this variety continues to grow in popularity. Here’s a few good drops (among many) to consider. ■ Balthasar Ress Hattenheimer Schutzenhaus Riesling Kabinett 2010 (Rheingau) If you’re looking to step up from your regular Riesling drop, this single vineyard is a great place to start: mineral and petrol hints wrapped in an austere sleekness balanced by pear and apple before a lingering finish (BCLS $23.99, 91 pts.). ■ Schloss Reinhartshausen Dry Riesling 2011 (Rheingau) Up-front tropical notes followed by a fruit-forward palate of stone fruit and citrus with a crisp, clean end (BCLS $19.99, 89 pts.). ■ St. Urbans-hof “Bockstein” Riesling 2010 (Mosel) Juicy, fruit-forward style

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photo Tim Pawsey

A seven-metre high monument in Hochheim, Germany, commemorates Queen Victoria’s visit in 1854. A sample of some recommended German Riesling is seen in the photo at left. Sunday, April 7, 2–5 p.m. Tim Pawsey covers food and wine for numerous publications

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EVEN if you don’t know much about mushrooms, you probably know that they are part of the fungi kingdom. In his new cookbook, The Deerholme Mushroom Book: From Foraging to Feasting, chef Bill Jones explains that mushrooms are the fruiting body of a larger organism and in that way are similar to the apples of a fruit tree. Jones is a chef and author, based at Deerholme Farm in the Cowichan Valley. He has written 10 cookbooks and his articles have appeared in various food publications. Jones is a fan of foraging wild mushrooms, and shares his knowledge of the subject in this book. According to Jones, the first rule of thumb when planning to forage for mushrooms is never venture into the woods alone. He warns that cellphones have

limited range in the forest and can’t be relied on for safety. He encourages foragers to bring along a friend, and notes foraging is always better with company. Jones even includes an equipment checklist for foragers. In the first few chapters of the book, Jones includes information about different varieties of mushrooms, as well as sections about sourcing mushrooms, shopping for mushrooms and growing your own. There is also a section about foraging that includes tips about avoiding poisonous mushrooms. From a quick glance of the section, it seems there are a number of poisonous mushrooms that look a lot like safe ones, so knowing how to spot the difference is key. The Cooking Tips and Techniques section includes information about how to clean mushrooms and truffles, and whether or not to tear or chop them. In a section called Preserving the Harvest, Jones talks about preserving mushrooms in the field, sorting and airing your mushroom collection at home, freezing, pickling and more. Recipes are divided in various chapters, including stocks, tapas, breads, side dishes, soups, salads, sauces,

main dishes and desserts. There is even a small section about mushroom beverages, which includes recipes for truffle vodka, mushroom and ginger tea, and more. The book layout is simple, with recipes presented in an easy-to-read format and large colour photos that add to the attractive presentation.


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Betting on the insect fights in Guanyuan Market

There’s the same air of excitement, tension and watchfulness as you might find at a boxing ring or racecourse. Foreigners are a rare sight in this secluded place, and someone disengaging himself from a huddle, seeing my curiosity, motions me closer and presses me into the crush which is pungent with garlic and erguotou — Chinese sorghum spirits. Through a narrow gap between leathery necks I glimpse a table topped with a clear plastic enclosure in which two small dark insects, ququr — crickets, are being tickled with rat whiskers on slender sticks, encouraging them towards one another. Bets are called and money flashed discreetly, and the insects, catching sight of one another, lift their wings, chirrup piercingly, and lock mandibles, pushing each other to and fro as if filled with the same tensions as the watchers. When one disengages and runs away the fight is over, ¥10 notes change hands swiftly, and the smug owner collects his champion by trapping it under a tiny wire-loop-handled net. When it climbs and holds on he lifts and deftly deposits it in a small ceramic jar with a metal lid, rapidly securing that with a rubber band, while others deposit fresh contestants into the ring. It’s a common saying amongst older Beijingers that China’s four great pastimes are hua, niao, yu, chong — flowers, birds, fish and insects. The Guanyuan Market has them all. Well off the beaten track for most Beijing visitors, the market is filled with peonies and chysanthemums, fluttering birds in delicate bamboo cages and two warehouses of fish in brightly coloured buckets. Hidden behind these is the narrow lane lined with stalls selling crickets, large green grasshoppers and the paraphernalia for pampering them as much as you might any Pekinese. An old man seated on a blanket near the gamblers tries to sell me a gourd, hollowed out and fitted with a perforated wooden cap. These are portable grasshopper living quarters, to be slipped inside a jacket to keep the insects alive during walks in Beijing’s chilly winter. The perforations allow air in, and let the metallic chirping of their song out. As the sun shifts across the narrow alley, vendors swap sides to keep their stock from direct sunlight. Old men frown in

If you go: For information on Beijing visit the Beijing Tourism Administration website at www. visitbeijing.com.cn.

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IN Guanyuan Market, well off the beaten track for most Beijing visitors, crickets like this one lock mandibles in contests that are avidly bet on — a Chinese tradition that goes back centuries.

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Stress management for dogs Canine Connection Joan Klucha

I was reading a story in an online dog health magazine I subscribe to about dogs being stressed and the things we need to do to alleviate the stress in our dogs’ lives.

The article described the symptoms of stress in dogs and how it can lead to health issues like hypertension, heart disease, etc. — basically all the health issues stress causes in humans. This article was very well written, quoting studies and facts, but it got me wondering: are our dogs really stressed, or are they simply expressing behaviour that resembles stress that is actually caused by us humans? Are they really anxiety-ridden due to their busy lives, or have

they never learned how to relax because we can’t? As humans, our lives are getting busier. Technology has not done a thing to alleviate stress. In fact, it has done the opposite. With cellphones we are now available 24/7. Online social networks allow us to keep tabs on our friends — both real and imaginary — around the clock. With the Internet, everything is instant, be it information, the latest movie or music. As a result of instant access to everything, no one has patience any longer, not even to brew their own cup of coffee. We would rather pay $5 for someone to do it for us so we can drink it on the go. Grabbing a coffee at a coffee house used to be a time of social connection, a time to relax with a friend for an hour and enjoy their company. Now coffee is simply energy fuel for a busy life. So our dogs, being animals that live their lives off of the energy of people, other animals and the surrounding environment, are a product of … us! One suggestion in the article, to alleviate stress in dogs, is to take them to a doggie yoga class. Really? Do people actually think that dogs benefit from taking

a yoga class? Traditional yoga is a lifelong practice of personal spiritual growth, connecting the body and mind through poses meant to align your chi energy and open your chakras. When these elements are combined with the flow of breath and movement, the practice of yoga alleviates stress. This is a medically proven fact. Understanding this, I honestly can’t see a dog gaining any stress release from participating in yoga. What I do suggest is the owners of these “stressed” dogs take up a true traditional yoga practice that allows them to relax and find that inner awareness. Instead of hiring a dog walker or going to doggie daycare every day, take two days to walk with your dog in the beauty of nature. Not because you have to get the dog exercised, but to walk amongst the trees, smell the cedar and allow its cleansing element to clear the mind of murkiness. How about sitting — just sitting — by the edge of the ocean with your dog and listen to the water as it laps on the shore, allowing that to heal the mind of its endless negative chatter. There was a time, not that long ago, when we

didn’t have cellphones and we all managed to live quite happily without them. So, when you are finding Zen time with your dog, either shut your cellphone off or leave it at home. When you do this for the first time, notice the anxious feeling you are experiencing at the moment of detachment to your cellphone. That addictive attachment you feel towards your cellphone is not good! It is, in fact, stress! It’s not our dogs that need stress management or stress release. It is us! If your dog is showing signs of stress it should be seen as a big wake-up call for you to get your ducks in a row and slow down. I have said this many times: your dog is a mirror of your own life. What we see in our dogs is a reflection of us. So if you think your dog is stressed and you want to do something to fix that, start with your own life first. Find ways to not just manage stress in your life, but eliminate it, and you will see your dog’s stress-like behaviour disappear.

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Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for over 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her through her website k9kinship.com.

Human’s name: Izelde van Jaarsveld Pet: Seagan, a two-year-old labradoodle Favourite treat: beef jerky Favourite activity: chasing balls in Ambleside Park Pet tale: Seagan sleeps with her two Persian cat friends at home

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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Twins aim to build on last season’s silver streak Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE North Shore Twins B.C. Premier Baseball League team had two very distinct phases during the 2012 season. In the opening act the Twins scuffled through the regular season, barely squeaking into the playoffs in the eighth and final spot. Act 2, however, saw the squad get photos Hovan Patey (top) and Bob Fontaine (above) scorching hot at just the right time, shutting out the No. 1- LACHLAN Fontaine, photo above, of the North Shore Twins takes a cut during a spring training game. The Twins ranked Langley Blaze to make are back home from an exhibition trip to Las Vegas and Phoenix and are ready for their home opener Tuesday. the final four and riding a nineBig hitting third baseman Lachlan Fontaine leads game winning streak all the way to the championship they’re capable of and expect to play like that all the way. The Sutherland secondary student famously year.” final before finally losing to the Okanagan Athletics. The team ultimately hopes to end up back in racked up three home runs and 11 runs batted in Many of the players from that team are back for the 2013 campaign — the regular season kicks off the championship game but they may need to use during two games played on a single day in last year’s with their home opener Tuesday — and the coaching different tactics to get there. Last year’s team relied playoffs, pushing the team to the final. This year he’s staff is hoping it doesn’t take them so long to hit top heavily on a pitching staff anchored by ace Kyle Olver getting a lot of interest from scouts and will likely be and solid No. 2 starter Jordan Kellof, both of whom picked in the Major League Baseball draft. speed this time around. Joining Fontaine in the middle of the order will “The funny thing is, last year as a coaching staff have moved on to post-secondary programs. This year we knew that that playoff team that finally showed the batters may play a much larger role in swinging be Riley MacDonald, returning as the team’s starting catcher, and talented centre fielder Tristan Graham up was the team that we had the entire year but it scorelines in the team’s favour, said McNiven. “I think this year we’re going to be more heavily who missed last season because of injury. just took them a while to find themselves,” Twins “We’re expecting big things out of those three in pitching coach Brooks McNiven told the North reliant on our offence,” he said. “Last year we were Shore News on the phone from Kamloops on Friday a very pitching-focused team and this year I think it the middle of the lineup,” McNiven said. On the mound the Twins are looking to Clark where the team was taking part in the Best of the might be a little different. We have a lot of guys that West tournament. “We’re hoping that there was a can hit, a lot of guys with power that can drive the Grisbrook to come up aces following a solid season big learning experience last year during the playoffs ball out of the yard. That will be our strength this and the guys that are returning this year know what year.” See Twins page 36


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Twins counting on big bats to swat them to success From page 35

last year behind Olver and Kellof. “He was a quality starter for us last year, pitched very well pretty much the entire year,” said McNiven. “The team needs him to do his thing and do what he did last year.” Imports Brandon Chernoff from Whalley and Bradley Smith from Vancouver should also join the rotation along with Leo Metcalf who pitched out of the bullpen last season. Backing up the pitching staff will be a defence anchored by a strong outfield. The infield may take a bit of time to gel, said McNiven, following the departure of shortstop Louis Boyd who was a defensive stalwart and team leader last season. “It’s tough to replace a player like that,” said McNiven. “He gave it everything he had every day.” Adding it all up, McNiven thinks the team has the ability to hang with the best in the league all season. “I would expect that playoff team (from last season) to show up and that we will be a very strong contender. I’d be surprised if we were squeaking into the playoffs again but it’s a long season and we’ll see what happens.” The Twins kick off the regular season by hosting the Coquitlam Reds Tuesday night starting at 6:30 p.m. at Parkgate Park.

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The North Shore Winter Club’s Bantam A1 team took the title in the bantam Tier 1 boys’ division, earning themselves a berth in the 2013 Western Canadian Bantam AAA Championship scheduled for this weekend in Kindersley, Sask. The Winterhawks opened photo supplied the provincial tournament with a pair of convincing MEMBERS of the North Shore Avalanche celebrate wins — 5-1 over Cowichan their win at the B.C. Hockey provincial championships Valley and 9-0 over Prince in the pee wee A girls’ division. George — before losing a tight 4-3 game against Burnaby Winter Club. with big wins over Prince George, Vancouver The Hawks rebounded with a 6-1 win over and Surrey. The North Shore squad then held Kamloops to earn a rematch with Burnaby in off the Abbotsford Ice 4-2 in their final round the championship game. In the final Burnaby robin game to earn a berth in the final and a jumped into the lead but the Hawks battled rematch against Richmond. With the championship on the line the back to even the score twice, finally getting the game winner on the power play in the last Avalanche avenged their earlier loss to the minute of the third period to take the provincial Ravens, scoring a tough 3-2 victory. In the final the Avalanche took a 2-0 lead into the third crown in thrilling fashion. The other North Shore team that took period and looked ready to cruise to victory home golden provincial hardware was the but the Ravens scored twice late, including North Shore Avalanche who claimed first place the tying goal in the final minute, to send the in the pee wee A girls’ division for the third year game into overtime. With sudden death rules in effect the Avalanche claimed the glory with in a row. The Avalanche stalled early in the an unassisted goal from Cassidy Wait off of an tournament, losing 3-0 to the Richmond end-to-end rush. — Andy Prest Ravens in their opener, before picking up speed


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March 30, 2013, just hours before her dear Mum passed away 24 years ago. Meg passed away peacefully, without a struggle, after four years of a long and arduous battle with ovarian cancer. Meg put up a valiant and determined battle to get every possible moment she could get out of life. Her spirit was willing until the end, but her body was just too tired. Meg is predeceased by her mother, Vera Bell, her father, Carl Bell and her brother, Ian Bell and is survived by her sisters Joan (Bell) Turnez of Mission, BC and Catherine Bell of Revelstoke, BC, her nephew Morgan Bell graduating college in Vermont and her niece Vera (Turnez) Lake of Cincinnati, Ohio. Born in 1950 in Victoria, BC and a resident of North Vancouver for the past 20 years, Meg attended Norfolk House (Victoria), Le Harpe (Switzerland) and Edinburgh University (Scotland) where she received her Honours MA in History. Meg then went on to work at Sotheby’s in London, then to the Greater Victoria Art Gallery where she was Curator, then with Richardson Greenshields (now RBC Securities) where she was a stockbroker and options officer, and ultimately with Merck Frosst where she was a successful Pharmaceutical Representative since 1988. One of Meg’s proudest accomplishments was the Director’s Award at Merck Frosst in 1994. The Director’s is the highest achievement a Representative can receive. Meg also received a Merck’s Business Group Manager’s Discretionary Award in 1997. One of Merck’s most respected and successful Reps in the West, and enjoyed a fine relationship with many doctors for many years. Meg ultimately retired from Merck - very reluctantly as she truly enjoyed her job - just last year when the cancer became too much for her. A service will be held on Sunday, April 14th at 2:00pm at St. Francis-in-the-Wood Church, at 4773 S. Picadilly Road in West Vancouver. A reception will be held at Meg’s house following the service. If preferred, a donation to Ovarian Cancer Canada or Down Syndrome Research Foundation may be made. ‘She died the way she lived with dignity, grace and courage. Farewell gentle Meg’. To sign the book of condolences, please click on mckenziefuneralservice.com

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JOSEPH, Michele Denise Sunrise: June 6, 1960 - Sunset: April 2, 2013 Michele passed peacefully surrounded by the love of her family at Royal Columbian Hospital in New Westminster, BC. Her laughter will forever be remembered as it warmed our hearts each and every day. Our family finds comfort that she is at rest with our Creator as her gentle loving smile was our personal message. Family wishes to send a special thank you to the staff at RCH for their loving care and attention. Michele is survived by her mother Gertrude ‘Betsy’ Commodore, sister Katherine Charmaine Thomas, nephews Justin Timm and Kyle Thomas and her dear, dear friend Peter Wynohrodnyk. She be deeply missed by her many uncles, aunties and cousins from Soowahlie and Squamish First Nations. A prayer service will be held on Friday, April 5, 2013 at 7:00 pm and a funeral service on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 10:00 am both at Chief Joe Mathias Centre, 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver. Online condolences may be found at glenhavenmemorialchapel.com

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Ken graduated from The Royal Belfast Academical Institution in Northern Ireland, where he played rugby and the violin. In WWII, he served with the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers & fought in the Battle of Britain. He then spent several years on the North-West Frontier while attached to the Indian Army (Mahar Regiment), retiring with the rank of Major. In 1957, Ken came to Canada and eventually settled in North Vancouver with his family. Ken was predeceased by 1st wife, Mabel (ne´e Jackson) - daughters Elizabeth (Gerry) & Heather and 2nd wife Louise (ne´e Balmforth) - daughter Tracey. In addition, he is survived by 4 grandchildren – Shawn (Erin, daughter McKayla), Christine (Matt), Jennie (Mark), & Dayna, great-grandchild Emma, & dear friends Hazel Harrison & Nancy McLean. Ken was well-known in Lynn Valley for the daily walks he took for many years and was also a proud member of the Royal Canadian Legion Branch 114. Most of all, he was an amazing, wise, and wonderful father who put his family before all else. We are grateful for the time we were able to spend with him and will miss him so. No service at Ken’s request. In lieu of flowers, family requests donations to The Poppy Trust Fund (BC/Yukon). Enquiries First Memorial 604-980-3451


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MCCOLLUM, Robert Noble Jun 21, 1916 - Mar 30, 2013 Bob McCollum wishes to advise that he has officially retired, effective immediately, after almost 97 years of the enviable task of living life to the fullest. Born in Toronto on the longest day of the year, which he claimed was even longer for his mother, Bob began his long and remarkable life that was full of family, exceptional friendships and countless accomplishments. In 1956, he moved his family west from Ottawa to settle on the North Shore. He became an avid boater and cruised the west coast for 50 years on his beloved Nola Dene. So many life experiences develop unmatched values and character. Bob is survived by his daughter Susan (Barry), son Graham (Shelley), brother Bill and grandchildren Stacey, Rob, Daryl, Kevin and Leslie. Bob was predeceased by his wife and love of his life, Gwen, brother Jack, sister Mary and dear friend Raye. Many heartfelt thanks to Joanna, Jenny, Joan, Jill and Gail for caring so much. To all the staff on 4E LGH, thank you. Special thanks to our doctor and friend, Wayne Smith. A celebration of Bob’s life will be held at a future date.

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Dec. 11, 1940 - Mar. 22, 2013 Passed away peacefully at the North Shore Hospice on March 22, 2013, and is lovingly remembered by his wife of fifty-years, Tanya; his children; Roger (Katarina), Marisa (Jason); and grandchildren Talia and Dean; brother Robert (Irene); brother-in-laws; Rex, Rick, Lance, Lyle and Tom Davey (Diane), and nephews and nieces; Ralph, Martin and Jill McKenzie (Kevin) and Sandra Davey. Brian was born at St. Paul’s Hospital in Vancouver to Ralph and Katherine McKenzie, and moved from Vancouver to West Vancouver at the age of 5. Brian graduated from West Vancouver Secondary school, and was a proud member of Vancouver Sub Aquatics (the first scuba diving club in Vancouver). This led to him discovering his passion for deep sea diving, and in his early 20’s started his own diving business, B.H. McKenzie Diving Ltd. Brian also spent his life in the family business, McKenzie Barge and Marine Ways, first as a little boy with his father and then as co-owner with brother Bob. Brian’s favourite times were those spent enjoying his family and friends around the pool or on one of their many tropical vacations. His joy came from seeing others enjoying themselves and that often took the form of a party, opening both bar and humidor to all. He was also a proud member of Phi Alpha Pi Fraternity enjoying the camaraderie and hosting many BBQ’s. Brian was a very caring and generous man and sometimes his gruff exterior belied the depth of his heart. He was a fastidious gardener, and loved having a good cigar while tending the yard. He was an excellent and adventurous chef, who loved scouring Vancouver for ingredients for his culinary creations. “Papa” loved walking with Talia, Dean and his beloved Labrador retrievers. Brian was always an early riser and for the last seven years looked forward to his workouts and seeing his friends at the gym. The family would like to thank Dr. Paul Sugar, and all his many caregivers, as well as our extended family, close friends, and neighbors for all of your warmth and support. There will be a Celebration of Life at a later date. In lieu of flowers please make a donation to the B.C. Cancer agency or North Shore Hospice and have yourself a rum at sunset, listening to a little Jimmy Buffet, as that would make Brian smile. Your mischievous side and very caring ways will be missed!

We will always love you Dad!

MINIONS - Mack

Mack passed away peacefully on March 21, 2013 at the age of 88 years. Predeceased by his wife Joyce, and daughter Marilyn. Mack will be lovingly remembered by his son Bob (Neddy), grandchildren Ian, Ivette, Isabelle and Chris, and Travis. Sister Norma and brother Ross and many nieces and nephews. Memorial service will be held at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, B.C. on April 10, 2013 at 2pm. If friends so desire, Memorial donations may be made to the West Vancouver Historical Society in lieu of flowers.

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Career Services/ Job Search

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General Employment

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Announcements

FLEA MARKET

Sunday, April 7th 9am-3pm West Vancouver Arena 786 - 22nd St Come and find great bargains on sporting & outdoor goods, books, electronics, furniture, children’s items, clothing, kitchenware, jewellery, household items & much more! In support of the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. 604-925-7280

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Lost & Found

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Music/Dance Instruction

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General Employment

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Tutoring Services

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Boarding

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Cats

Medical/Dental

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Dogs

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Education

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Burial Plots

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Body Work

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Furniture

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For Sale Miscellaneous

CANOE, GOOD condition, 16 ft, $500, 604-929-3535 CHILDS CAR battery operated, like new Corvette $135. ATV $120 Tel: 604-986-7549 Aft. 6pm. Collectible typewriters $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $50, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies black coat $60, 604-985-1968

DINING Room Table and China Cabinet Excellent Condition Dining Room table (40" by 60") with 6 chairs & a 18" leaf. Match -ing China Cabinet 78" by 54" by 18" $1100. Email to set up an appointment to view. Pick up only. email: dcrone@shaw.ca

WHEELCHAIR Orion II 500 bariatric chair, Seat 23 3/4" x 20", fully adjustable, head rest, full foot rest, Seat cushion and Roho air pillow, padded tray $1500. Also have: a walker & 2 adjustable twin beds with remotes $500 each. email: gaye@dccnet.com

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Patio Elect BBQ, new $95, New 2 bar stools in box$25 ea, folk art foot stool $30 firm, 604-913-1542

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Furniture

2 SOFAS, top quality, micro fiber sectional, beige $500, Brougham sofa, paid $5000, sell $900. Both like new 778-834-6280 FLEXSTEEL SOFA, like new $180. 2 upholstered chairs $45. White seat sweater chest $23. 604-922-9598 W.Van

LEATHER Couch, Chair & Ottoman $1500 O.B.O. Purchased Mar./2012 ($3350). Used very little by adult couple. Moving, too big for new place. email: pat-ed@shaw.ca

Sectional Sofa (blue) $1000, dining tbl w/6 chairs, solid birch $1400, cocktail tbl beveled glass w/gold trim, $600. All custom made exc cond, 604-987-6831

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Condos/ Townhouses

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Langley/ Aldergrove

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Recycler

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Houses - Sale

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Real Estate

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Lots & Acreage

New Westminster 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

Recreation Property

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For Sale by Owner

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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 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788

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Sunshine Coast

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Wanted to Buy

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TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, May 1st. Refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 1st floor, newly renovated incl’d new appliances, faces south, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1550 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264

DODWELL STRATA MGT

2 BDRM, Spectacular views from the Woodcroft complex, avail May 10, $1600 inc util longterm prefered np/ns 604-926-2239 2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545 2 BR, corner, Lonsdale & 6, hardwood, storage, new paint, cat ok $1250, May 1, 604-986-4927

1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, mnt view, balc. $920 incl heat, hwater/ cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, reno’d, Now. ns np. $1350 604-921-4384

1 BR + den, $1060, Large 2 BR garden apt $1250, upr Lonsdale, incls heat/hotwater, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, avail May 1, 604-202-3458

2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456

1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $965, May 1, 604-220-6817 1BR $950, Avail. May 15th Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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Apartments & Condos

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br, $1595, 3 br $2100 604-990-2971, Weekends 778-227-5042

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Apartments & Condos

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Appliance Repairs

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West Van Apt. Rentals

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

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Cleaning

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MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

145 West Keith Road. 1 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.

604-986-3356

NEAR SEABUS, 1 BR, 16th flr, Ocean/Downtown view! $1195 inclds ht/hot wtr, gym, suana, guest ste. Avail May 1. 604-318-9474 TWO- South facing 2 bdrms avail, top floor with view $1300, above ground 1st floor, $1200. Both updated, balcony, storage, parking, laundry, 60 channel cble incld, ht & hw, quiet bldg, ref’s, proof of residency, NS/NP, N/S, No drugs. 155 E 12 St. To View: Manager: 604-904-7559 ★ WOODCROFT: Studio, 1BR & 2BR incls utils, 1 yr lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

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West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, 2 bdrm ocean view pnthse, rare, reno’d Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Large 1 BR for $1600 Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713 www.austeville.com

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Duplexes - Rent

2 Storey dplex, fully reno’d, new appls, 4 BR, 2 ba, 2 kitch, $2300, 604-984-2119, 604-818-7179

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Furnished Accommodation

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

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2BR $1740, water views, reno’d, h/w flrs, 2150 Bellevue, nr all amens, ns/np, 604-921-4384

AMBLESIDE TOWER

Studio (Avail Now), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Apr 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok.

604-922-8443

BAYVIEW APTS

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

WATERFRONT LUXURY

1 Bdrm

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

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated All Utilities Included

1 BR (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

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Cleaning

BLUERIDGE CLEANING (since 1979) Family business offers high quality total clean services. Res/comm, carpets, upholstery, walls, windows, tile & grout cleaning/sealing. Steam cleaning. Insured WCB 604-987-3582, 604-839-5530 www.blueridgecleaning.ca

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EUROPEAN CLEANING Service. 15 yrs experience, excellent refs. Call Ivana 604-987-9290 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562

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Concrete

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Richard Wood

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RENOVATIONS

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LANDSCAPE & DESIGN

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Shared Accommodation

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North Vancouver

FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257 MATURE NS, prefer male, Lower Lonsdale, $650 incls hydro, w/d 604-728-8845, 604-506-4846

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR+ bsmt, 1000sf, Seymour, $950/mo incl utils + basic cble, wd, sn/np, Now, 604-987-7193 1 BR ste West Van BP’s, VIEW, no pets, no smoking, $1,200/mth., avail now. 778-885-9365

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Wanted To Rent

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PATIOS, DECKS, RAILINGS

Patio Covers You Buy It! We Build It!

We Take Care of ALL Types of Home Maintenance & Repair www.featherstonerepair.com

Joel: 604.363.6004

CONSTRUCTION

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2 BR $1,250 & 3 BR bsmt in Brand new Queensbury home, $1800 both stes incl utils, ns np. Immed. 604-725-7270 satfariakal@hotmail.com

West Van 1450 9th St, 3BR upr ste, 5 ppls, 2 ba, $2500 + 50% utils, avail Now, 604-220-9288

VINCE’S MAGIC Drywalling & textured ceiling repairs. Bonded 604-307-2295 / 778-340-5208

RENOVATIONS

1 BR, view, Panorama Dr, Deep Cove, dishwasher, $1300 + hydro, ns, avail now 604-722-2345

2 BR lower suite, 1000 sq ft, great rock fp, insuite laundry, walk-in closet, np, ns, $1200 + 40% utils, May 1. 604-987-9558

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

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WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets, Details @ 604-319-7674

Office/Retail Rent

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

(604) 366 7975

Landscape Renovation Professionals

6565

8080

Drywall

Call ThE Experts SMALL | MEDIUM | LARGE PROJECTS

Houses - Rent

Drywall

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

ALL CEMENT WORK rock walls patios, sidewalks, drainage, repairs, 30+yrs exp. Exc Ref’s 604-992-7994

8075

8080

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

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

6540

Drainage

NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

Renovations | Custom Homes | Design

6602 The Pink Palace on the Seawall

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

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

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, avail now. 604-808-1029 2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, Apr 1, np/ns, $1550, 604-986-1294

8055

NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122

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

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

www.merrymaids.ca

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 1 & 2 BR Apt, May 1st Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

Concrete

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Tel: 604-276-2323 Fax: 604-276-2313 Toll Free: 1-877-440-2323 www.advantagealuminum.ca

Builder, Renovator

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HOME SERVICES 8087

Excavating

8125

Gutters

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545 Flyingfence.com

NORTH SHORE FENCES

Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction 604-230-3559

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

HENRY’S

HARDWOOD FLOOR SERVICES Sanding & Refinishing Installation Quality Workmanship Free Estimates Fully Licensed & Insured

604-771-8885

8125

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention 25 year Warranteed Leaf & Needle Guard

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189 ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & general light repairs, more Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604

8130

604-876-4604

-

Handyperson

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

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026 INDOOR/OUTDOOR JOBS, yrd cleanup, pwr wash, trimming, painting. Graham 778-874-2153.

8135

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

Michael 604 619-1126

Landscaping

8160

Lawn & Garden

“The Grass is Greener”

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Pavers Paving ~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732

www.EnglishLawns.com

Best Prices!

Lawn Installs Landscaping Garden Beds Retaining Walls Paving Stones Walkways Cedar Fences and more...

superscapes.ca

604.862.5545

Save Your Dollars

✓ RenoRite 604 451 0225

Bath Kitchen Suites & More

A.A. BEST PRO

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc.

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 Call

Jungle George

Moving & Storage

Local North Shore

■ ■ ■ ■

HEDGES & TREES POWER RAKING LAWN & GARDENING JUNK REMOVAL

Garden Care Excellence Design Install • Renovation • Maint

604-802-5272

CAPILANO LANDSCAPING Beds, Hedges & Beyond! Free Estimates

604.878.1300

capilanolandscaping.com CHULA VISTA LANDSCAPING General carpentry, reno’s. Garden design, concrete & stone work. Power washing. Retaining walls, decks, fences. Small Tree Removal, chulavistalandscaping.ca Francisco 604-710-9837

Garden Services

Certified Horticulturists Design • Planting • Maintenance Spring Clean-ups. Call Scott. www.KatsuraLandscaping.ca

604-518-5661

Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in, irrigation. 604.782.4322

8160

Lawn & Garden

Seymour Lawn Maintenance Spring Package $109.99* (Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control)

Aeration Lawn Cutting

$45.00* $23.00*

* Prices Based on 2000sq.ft. + HST

Spring Clean-up, Pruning and Hedges, New Lawns, Manicuring, Landscaping and More! References available in EVERY neighbourhood on the North Shore!

604.990.1252

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

A.All Area Gardening Service Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-up

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

SERAFINA

Garden Services

• Spring Clean up • Pruning, weeding etc. • Design & advice • Professional & experienced • References Available

604-984-4433 Contact Cari

2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 604-723-2468; Tran the Gardener. Lawns, aeration, power raking, cutting, trimming, cleanups. 604-723-2468 All West Garden Services Lawn maint, p/raking, moss control, aerating, trim, prune top, general cleanups... CALL SUKH 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 Capilano Landscaping Beds, Hedges & Beyond! Call 604-878-1300 for a free estimate. Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance KatsuraLandscaping.ca ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853 GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 JAMES DOYLE (Landscaping & Gardening) 35 years on the North Shore. Call James 604-983-0470 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 JIM’S MOWING 604-310-JIMS (5467) www.jimsmowing.ca LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Your Maintenance & Landscape Specialist 604-788-9687 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

8175 Al Isaac & son Colin

Book your Lawn Cutting now! Aeration, Power Washing & Yard Clean-Ups. 604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al

greenclipperlawnservices@gmail.com

Masonry

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

8180

Home Services

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

8220

Plumbing

AFFORDABLE MOVING

GLOBAL PLUMBING

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

• $69/hr • 24/7 • Insured

45

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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

604-537-4140

Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter

604.987.7473 #1 BARGAIN rate on plumbing & drainage. No job too small.Ken 604-987-2890 cell 604-328-7439

www.affordablemoversbc.com

MOVING & STORAGE

1175 W.15 St. North Van

Garbage Removal • Deliveries

MOVING

Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

Call 778.994.5403

8195

★ Spring Yard Cleanup ★

George’s cell ★ 604-317-3552

Kitchens/Baths

www.RenoRite.com

LIONS GATE LAWN CARE $25$25 LAWN CUTS $25$25 778-898-LAWN(5296)

Call Sukh

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8150

8185

1 to 3 Men

Hauling

Handyperson

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT

8155

GENERAL HELP

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

DD HAUL & DELIVERY Service delivered with pride. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

Gutters

Installed • Cleaned • Repaired

8130

Painting/ Wallpaper

A Master Painter Clean, Quality Work Free Estimates

604-349-3252

G LAN D E NPAINTING

Interior/Exterior Specialist Full Drywall Repair – Fully Insured –

604.377.0763

JB’s PAINTING • Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001

604-773-4549 RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata -

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ACTUAL PLUMBING & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

LARTER PLUMBING.COM H/W Tanks, $725, 50 Electric, 40 Gas $850 Rich 604-984-7814 LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 PLUMBING BY BILL Installation, repairs Honest & reliable 604-980-0993

8225

Alliance

Power Washing • Residential • Commercial • Strata • Walkways, Vinyl Siding, Patios, etc. • Moss Removal • Fully Insured

604-723-2526

• Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529 A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 PAINTER, INT/EXT, drywall repairs, 30 yrs exp. Free ests. Refs Claude 604-721-0547 THOMAS Painting. Int & ext, new construction. Good prices, 18+ yrs exp. Thomas 604-724-8648

8200

Patios/Decks/ Railings

Power Washing

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

604-984-4147 604-773-4549 Spring Cleanups: Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

ADVANTAGE ALUMINUM.CA Patio Covers 604-276-3323 toll free 1-866-440-2323 Atlas Vinyl Sundecks 'Your complete Sundeck Specialists' Vinyl Waterproofing, Deck Rebuilds, Custom Built Railings, Patio Covers, 778-285-2107

8205

Paving/Seal Coating

ALLEN ASPHALT concrete, brick, drains, foundations, walls, membranes 604-618-2304/ 820-2187

8220

Plumbing

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS

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

604-908-1469

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

INTERIOR-EXTERIOR Outstanding customer service www.Abeam.ca 778-988 7454

B.K. CONSTRUCTION Renovations • Additions Kitchens • Bathrooms Sundecks • Fences

Call Brian Cell 604-916-1086, 604-988-1086


Sunday, April 7, 2013 - North Shore News - A43

HOME SERVICES AUTOMOTIVE 8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

On Site

Interior Refinishing Kitchens Bathrooms

www.OnSiteRenovations.com Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316 2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

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

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca BUILD PROS CONSTRUCTIONAll types of construction & renos www.buildpros.ca 604-780-8118

OUTPOST CONSTRUCTION

Home Builder & Renovator Cert & Licensed 604-803-1210 www.outpostconstruction management.com QUALITY Plaster Repair, Painting and Wallpaper. Free Estimate! 604-349-3252

Reno Build Maintenance Res/Comm, Int/Ext Upgrading, Structural/Rot Repair, Ins/Lic, allinwonder.ca, 604-715-0404

8250

Roofing

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES

No More HST! BOOK NOW! • Roofing & Roof Repairs • Duroid, Cedar, Torch-on • Moss Control, Removal & Prevention • Gutter Installation, Cleaning & Repairs

WCB – Fully Insured 100% Money Back Guarantee

604-340-7189

8250

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

8255

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & SPRING PROMOTION A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

THE(since ROOFER 1978) Roof Tune-Up from

14900

$

24 hr repair

WCB & liability insured

604.985.1913 All Season Roofing Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Rubbish Removal

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD HAUL & DELIVERY meeting all your needs, ‘quality workmanship delivered with pride’. Loads from $30 each Please call David

604-512-7471

Steve’s Rubbish Removal Reliable, Reas. Rates, Free Est. Seniors Disc. Call 604-250-1178

ACKER’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Quick. 7 days. Fast & reliable. Spencer 604-924-1511 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

• Liability Insurance • A+ Rating BBB • WCB

8300

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

8310

Top Soil

Headwater Management

10% Discount. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721

FREE

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE: 604-872-0109 #1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200

THE SCRAPPER SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL

CASH FOR ALL VEHICLES

1999 SEBRING conv. one owner, 167K, Full load, good cond. $2,995 obo. Call Al 604-984-7574

2003 PONTIAC Grand AM, V6, runs great, reduced to $3600 obo, well maint. 604-988-1873

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

604-790-3900 OUR SERVIC 2H

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9125

Domestic

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

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

9160

Sports & Imports

1997 ACURA CL, cool collectible car, 145K kms, leather, sunroof, clean, $4600 obo 604-984-4490

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

North Shores Best

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2008 BMW 328i, 43,500 original kms, auto, glass roof, alloys, BMW serviced, white with black leatherette, immaculate. $21,850 2008 Saab 9-3 2.OT, 36,000 original kms, glass roof, alloys, dealer serviced, white with sand leather. $20,850 1994 Mercedes Benz SL 500, 67,300 original kms, full options, very well serviced, desimo graphite metallic with sand SPACE $14,850 leather, immaculate.

BOOKING on more information For: For CENTRAL AUTO BROKER these cars & others call Ted Rep: LVerigin 604.984.7714 Ad#: 1406522

604-985-6667 Tree Services

10% discount with this ad

06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8

NOW $35,900

NOW $25,900

STK 951861 WAS $38,900

Financing & Leasing Available

2005 Toyota Camry XLE, 57,000 original kms, dealer serviced, leather, moonroof and more. Exceptional condition. $12,850 2007 Toyota Rav 4 Limited AWD, 4cyl, auto, glass roof, a/c, alloys, only 105,000 original kms, dealer serviced, immaculate. $17,850 2009 Toyota Matrix, only 58,000 original kms, auto, alloys, a/c, pwr windows, dealer serviced, immaculate. $12,850

SOME OF THE BENEFITS THE HONDA PRE-OWNED PROGRAM OFFERS: • 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.

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

12 FORD EXPEDITION MAX LTD

STK 952160

WAS $25,900

STK 952230 WAS $48,900

10 CADILLAC SRX

04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB

Leather, loaded.

NOW $22,900

AWD, leather, sunroof, only 61,000kms.. STK 952120

WAS $36,900

NOW $34,900

1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $2700. 604-922-5986

604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

SUPER SPECIALS 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Ltd.

Fully loaded, DVD, nav, Bluetooth, pwr sliding doors, Stk# 13200A1

$22,995

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab 4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms, Stk# P5726

$39,995

$39,995

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

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Auto, a/c, 4x4, only 47,000kms, silver. Stk#P5795A

$19,995

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

NOW $13,900

NOW $12,495

NOW $33,900

STK 951751 WAS $14,900

Stk 951660 WAS $36,900

13 CHEV CAMARO RS

07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GTP SPYDER

WAS $35,900

STK CD41381 WAS $18,900

12 CHEV TRAVERSE 2LT

10 BMW X5

STK R05971 WAS $33,900

STK 951700 WAS $43,900

20” wheels, loaded, only 3,000kms. Stk 846081

NOW $32,900

V6, 5spd, convertible.

NOW $16,900

AWD, navigation, leather, mint.

NOW $39,998

06 NISSAN XTERRA SE

13 FIAT SPORT

STK CD37111 WAS $19,900

STK CD13731 WAS $20,900

4x4, auto, loaded.

Sunroof, auto, only 2,783kms.

NOW $16,900

NOW $18,900

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT

11 GMC YUKON SLE

STK CD04791 WAS $64,900

STK 952190 WAS $38,900

NOW $61,900

6 spd manual, 4x4, freedom top, low kms, Stk# 13135A

$18,995

2012 Jeep Liberty

4x4, 6cyl, grey, only 32,000kms, Stk# P5806

$21,995

2010 Ford Escape XLT

$18,495

4x4, loaded.

NOW $35,900

10 CHEV EQUINOX LS

12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL

STK 8G91321 WAS $19,900

STK 931461 WAS $19,900

NOW $16,900

Fully loaded, auto.

NOW $16,900

Vans

2010 Jeep Wrangler X

10 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ

11 HYUNDAI GENESIS

STK 951820 WAS $36,900

Stk 952140 WAS $36,900

4.6 Tech pkg, only 12,000kms.

NOW $32,900

NOW $33,900

2004 TOYOTA Sienna, FWD, 7 pass, loaded, 1 owner, silver, 177K, $9800 obo, 604-616-0167

LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3139 roger@ensignpacific.com

9522 4WD, low kms, auto, V6, grey, Stk# 13209A

2006 BMW 325 revised $16,500 130,000 kms, manual transmission, with sport package, steering wheel, sport seats and sport suspension. 604-219-6234 email: arcwood@telus.net

STK 951851 WAS $16,900

Loaded, diesel, only 8,000kms.

4x4, every option, only 18,000kms.

9173

Red, manual, leather, sunroof, 20” wheels, Stk# P5799

Luxury Cars

4x4, Hemi, super clean.

4x4, V8, auto, loaded.

4cyl, auto, loaded, only 44,000kms.

2010 Dodge Challenger SRT8

9129

NOW $45,900

12 AUDI A3 TDI

05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT

4x4, rare, 6.2L V8, loaded.

8335

Leather, navigation.

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

Expert Tree Care - Cert. Arborist (lapsed), 25yrs exp. Fully Ins.

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

STK 951940 WAS $27,900

08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD

NOW $29,900

2003 VOLVO S40, 78km, wood trim, green/teal, new brakes, winter/summer tires, good condition, $6950. Call 604-619-0434

ROBIN’S 604-986-4091

Window Cleaning

Hemi, nav, loaded.

or visit:

TREE WORKS

604-787-5915 604-291-7778 treeworksonline.ca

09 CHEV SILVERADO LT DURAMAX CREW CAB 4X4

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM

Tree & Stump Removal Done Right! Trimming & Pruning. Fully Ins. Best rates.

OAC

AWD, loaded.

175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

8315

9160

843 West 1st St. N.Van

TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

604-987-ROOF

AMG ROOFING & SIDING

Domestic

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

(7663)

A EASTWEST Roofing & Siding Reroofing, Gutter, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-783-6437

9125

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. Big/ small loads. 7 days 604-985-7193

604-591-3500

All Types of Roofing

Scrap Car Removal

DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS ★ Top Soil Deliveries ★ 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 orangebins.com

20 year Labour Warranty available

NORTH SHORE ROOFING LTD.

9145

1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466

ACCREDITED BUSINESS

atyourhomeservicesgroup.ca

Roofing

NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS

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

RV’s/Trailers

2011 Jeep Wrangler Sahara

Northshore

$31,995

1-877-212-0735

4x4, silver, 6spd manual, only 26,000kms, Stk# P5810

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.ca

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca


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North Shore News April 7 2013