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Squamish vote for more members THE Squamish Nation will soon by growing, as the band’s members have voted to change their membership code. A majority of the band’s eligible voters approved two referendum questions on April 4: whether to allow people with Indian status and one parent who is a Squamish member to apply to join as a lineal member; and whether status children of at least one descendant member can join as descendant members. The band put the questions to its members in response to the 2010 passing of Bill C-10. The act allows people who lost their Indian status through marriage to reapply for status. “Overmorethan25months, our membership discussed, debated and determined not only the subject matters on which we voted, but also the wording of the questions and even how we voted. This is true engagement,” a statement from the Chiefs and Council stated. The referendum netted 1,506 votes from the band’s 2,608 eligible electors. — Brent Richter

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RESIDENTS in Moodyville are worried for the safety of their neighbourhood on the eve of Port Metro Vancouver deciding if it will permit Richardson International to nearly double its grain storage and export capacity.

The fears are spawned by a 1975 grain dust explosion and fire on the site that sent a shockwave and burning debris raining down on the community. “There were ambers dropping in on Ridgeway Annex school

Port ready to make decision on N. Van grain terminal expansion

which is quite a way from Richardson. All the kids had to be taken out of school and evacuated, as did about 400 people in the immediate area around me. It was a pretty serious thing,” said Don McDowell, an East First Street resident. Since that time, there have been more than 500 grain elevator fires in North America, according to numbers researched by McDowell, and if Richardson gets the OK to build another 45-

metre high grain silo to the east of its existing one, he says it will put neighbours at undue risk. “Our concern is that by putting them on the east side of the facility, it’s a dangerous thing to do because it’s right on top of a residential area,” he said. “We’re only 400 feet from the actual Richardson terminal.” The best-case scenario for nearby residents, McDowell said, would be Richardson choosing to build new silos on the south side of the existing ones, though he doesn’t expect them to change course, adding that because of PMV’s federal jurisdiction, See Port page 5

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What if your pain never stopped?

Health system lags in chronic pain treatment Erin McPhee emcphee@nsnews.com

THE last day Heather Divine worked as a nurse was May 31, 1991. She even recalls the exact time she stepped down from her post: 3:15 p.m. “It’s only the last couple of years that I haven’t actually got teary-eyed when I say that. Because it was what I thought made me special and important and I loved it and I was good at it and the last thing I wanted to do was leave,” says the former operating and recovery room nurse. Divine is among the estimated one in five people who experience some form of chronic pain. In her case, it’s 24/7 neuropathic pain from the waist down, which she began to experience following four surgeries over the course of a year in 1988-1989 related to cyst removal. January 1990 is the last time she’s been pain-free. “Unless you experience it for yourself, you can’t actually fathom that pain can be so invasive,” she says. “I raged for a year or two about it because I was young, I was 37 and my career was over. . . . It took me a couple of years to go through the acceptance, the normal emotions. I took what I was and I had a funeral. I wrote down all the things that were my losses (and) I burnt them in a little urn,” she adds. From the ashes, Divine picked up the essence of “what made me, me” and finally began to accept her new reality. Wanting to regain her happiness and to be her best self for her family, the mother of, then, two young children realized she needed to “start building Plan B.” For Divine, now 60 and a current North Vancouver resident, that’s meant figuring out how to manage her own chronic pain and devoting 23 years to helping others do the same. Believing strongly in the power of chronic pain selfmanagement and peer support, she has launched a number of community-based support groups, and held administrative roles in various pain associations, both provincial and national. And, she has recently launched the People in Pain Network, a non-profit organization dedicated to connecting people living in pain and their families with education, support and solutions. Divine is also among the local members of the pain community banding together to give hope, advocate for and implement changes to better serve those affected by chronic pain, aided by the public’s

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NORTH Vancouver resident Heather Divine has been living with chronic pain since 1990. For 23 years she’s worked to help other sufferers and recently launched the People in Pain Network, a growing non-profit organization dedicated to connecting patients and their families with education, support and solutions. changing perception of the condition. “Clinically, chronic pain is being recognized more and more as an actual condition or a disease unto itself. It’s not just someone with arthritis or someone with fibromyalgia or someone with a bad back. The actual pain and the ongoing chronicity of it becomes more of acentralnervoussystemproblem and it’s being seen as a unique disease entity itself and that’s a little bit different than how it has been seen in the past,” says Dr. Stephen Wiseman, physician lead of the St. Paul’s Hospital Complex Pain Centre. ••• A common Naomi Wolf quotation shared by those working in the field of chronic pain is: “Pain is real when you get other people to believe in it. If no one believes in it but you, your pain is madness or hysteria.” Dr. Pam Squire, a North Vancouver resident who currently practises in Vancouver and has focused on pain management since 1998 when she completed a residency in pain medicine in Australia, cites the passage in an effort to illustrate a common challenge faced by people living in pain. “Not only do patients not understand the disease of chronic pain, but physicians don’t either,” she says. In terms of duration, chronic pain can be defined as pain that

has been there for longer than three months. However, the reality of the condition is much more complex. Squire draws an analogy. “Your whole pain-sensing system is like a computer,” she says. The hardware component includes nerves, the spinal cord and your brain, but the system is run by a software program. Like computers, there can be problems with the hardware or the software. A migraine is an example of a software abnormality. During a migraine, the hardware (the brain structure) will appear normal if scanned by an MRI or CT scan. Arthritis is an example of a hardware problem but even when X-rays or CT scans demonstrate arthritis, it’s common for there to be poor correlation between how much arthritis is present in a joint and how painful it is. Pain experts understand that this discordance can be explained by a software problem (seeing a patient’s pain-sensing system “over-read” the pain message), by a mood disorder, by the meaning of the pain and by other psychosocial problems. Depression can make people’s pain feel more intense as it can potentially stop them from feeling hopeful and they can lose motivation to do the work of recovery, which adds up to more pain, she says. Diagnoses related to chronic pain are therefore difficult. “Complex pain is a

biopsychosocial issue as opposed to acute pain,” says Squire. “So that means we’re never just assessing the painful part, we’re assessing somebody’s mood, usually their sleep. It has cognitive effects, so they’re quite complicated assessments.” Further challenging is there’s actually no such thing as a chronic pain specialist, says Wiseman. “There’s no one set residency or training program or exam to take. Doctors who work in the area of chronic pain come from a variety of different specialist backgrounds. . . . It’s people that have to go beyond their basic training and move into this area,” he says. Squire is an example, having continued to seek out international learning opportunities, and her practice is overloaded with patient requests. It’s hoped that in the coming years, chronic pain specialists will begin to appear across the country as the field has recently been recognized as an official sub-specialty by the Royal College of Physicians and Surgeons of Canada. A brief pain specialty training program will be unveiled across Canada next year and both Squire and Wiseman are on a committee putting together a Royal College Pain Specialty Program for the University of British Columbia. The first chronic pain specialist is expected to come out of the new programs in 2015.

In addition, Squire and Divine are on a committee with a number of stakeholders at the table, including the B.C. Medical Association and Pain B.C. Society, working to develop a new training module for B.C. doctors related to better treating chronic pain patients with the first educational sessions planned for late spring and fall. The committee has also advocated for a new chronicpain billing code for physicians, which will encourage more physicians to take on chronic pain patients as their overhead will now be covered, says Squire. ••• When Divine had to quit nursing in 1991, her doctor at the time told her she wanted her to do two things. First, she encouraged her to visit with another chronic pain patient who had totally given up and was lying in bed. “I did that and that was my first support group meeting ever, because that’s what I recognize it as being. It was so profoundly helpful for both of us,” she says. Divine and the woman went on to found and co-lead a chronic pain support group in Edmonton, Alta., where she had been living at the time. The group is still running today as part of the Chronic Pain Association of Canada. The second thing Divine’s doctor asked her to do was to speak to other nurses at a

palliative care conference about what it was like to live with pain. Seeing the tears in the eyes of her peers, Divine’s new calling became clear. “I had that overwhelming sense that this is where the meaning and purpose will come back into my life. When I do these things I will get that back. That was the turning point for me,” she says. Divine was involved with the Chronic Pain Association of Canada for 18 years as both a board member and president. She was a founding board member of the Pain B.C. Society and went on to found the People in Pain Network in October 2011 and serves as its CEO. “Being part of the whole Canadian pain community for all these years, I could see the gaps, which is why I started People in Pain Network,” she says. For Divine, those gaps include: patients’ inability to get help due to lack of doctors and wait lists; financial strain; isolation; lack of education; lack of information regarding how to live differently; and lack of knowledge of available resources, like the University of Victoria’s six-week Chronic Pain Self-Management program. The basis of the network are its support groups, led by trained leaders. The organization will have 18 groups up and running across the province by the end of April, including one in Lynn Valley that was launched in January. The North Vancouver group meets the fourth Wednesday of every month from 6 to 8 p.m. at the Lynn Valley Main Library. Divine serves as co-leader. A major focus of meetings is the Pain ToolKit selfmanagement program, created in the United Kingdom, and used widely in Europe, Australia and New Zealand. The network is working on launching live online support group meetings as well as education nights for family members. “We really have to provide a place for family members to be angry and to be frustrated and to talk with others and also get education,” says Divine. The network has just received funding to expand to Alberta and Divine’s ultimate goal is to eventually go national. ••• A major resource accessible to North Shore residents, by referral from their doctor, is the St. Paul’s Hospital Complex Pain Centre. Operated by Providence Health Care, it serves those mainly in the Vancouver Coastal catchment. Historically, St. Paul’s was the only publicly funded pain clinic in the province, but more have been developing in recent years, including the Chronic Pain Clinic at the Jim Pattison Outpatient Care and Surgery Centre in Surrey. St. Paul’s clinic sees pain See 18-month page 9


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Proposed Official Community Plan Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4746, 2013 (Ambleside Waterfront); and Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4747, 2013 (Ambleside Waterfront) Notice is given that a Public Hearing will be held in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver BC on MONDAY, APRIL 22, 2013 at 7 P.M. to consider: APPLICANT: The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver SUBJECT LANDS:

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The proposed Official Community Plan and Zoning Bylaw amendments are intended to provide for greater public enjoyment of the Ambleside waterfront and recognize the park as a system that includes accessory uses intended to support the vitality of the park and improve opportunities for year-round use and enjoyment, such as arts and culture facilities, outdoor performances, seasonal festivals, food and drink, and water-related activities.

PROPOSED OFFICIAL COMMUNITY PLAN AMENDMENT: The proposed amendment to the Official Community Plan would:

- Refine, clarify and update Policy BF-C 4.7 to better reflect the District’s goal to have the Ambleside Waterfront function as a park that includes accessory uses intended to support the vitality of the park and improve opportunities for year-round use and enjoyment, such as arts and culture facilities, outdoor performances, seasonal festivals, food and drink, and water-related activities. Language would also be added recognizing the heritage values of the Ferry Building and the Navvy Jack House, the importance of the Sailing Club, an enhanced shoreline to protect against sea level rise, and the need to keep the character and scale of any new structures consistent with the waterfront landscape; and - Update Policy P7 to emphasize the District’s long term commitment to its ongoing policy of acquiring all of the privately held lots on the Argyle Avenue waterfront.

PROPOSED ZONING BYLAW AMENDMENT: The proposed amendment to the Zoning Bylaw would:

- Create a new CU5 Zone (Ambleside Waterfront Community Use Zone 5); - Create a new definition for park accessory uses that provides opportunities for year-round use and enjoyment of the park such as arts and culture facilities (for example those that are already present within the waterfront area), seasonal festivals, a restaurant, mobile food vendors, and water-related activities; - Place specific limits on the number and size of some of the park accessory uses; and - Rezone certain lands (as shown shaded in blue on the map at the top of this notice) from RD1 (Duplex Dwelling Zone 1), C2 (Commercial Zone 2), and RS5 (Single Family Dwelling Zone 5) to the new CU5 (Ambleside Waterfront Community Use Zone 5).

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Port adds fire risk review

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they can “do what the heck they want.” But the proposal for the project, as-is, is complete and a decision is imminent. “Staff have completed the review and referred it to the executive for a decision and we’re anticipating that decision to be made next week,” said Sarah McPherson, PMV’s manager of project communications, Friday. PMV has heard repeated concerns from residents about the possibility of a repeat of the 1975 fatal fire and incorporated that into the many studies and assessments that form Richardson’s application. “Due to that particular concern . . . we have added an additional fire protection engineer review to our building permit process. In order to get yet another view on those plans — to give the city and the community confidence that, in addition to the code consultants and experts who do the building permit processes, there is this other layer of protection and assessment for them,” McPherson said. “That’s a very valid point.” The new silos, if approved, will be built to National Building Code and fire code standards, and all of the reports on risk, shade, air quality, noise, traffic and emergency planning are available through PMV or the City of North Vancouver, McPherson said. Regardless of what PMV’s executive decides, the federal body will not be putting its neighbours in danger, McPherson added. “Unacceptable risk has to be addressed. I don’t think anybody would be permitting a project that is unsafe or

where those risks have been exceeded. I can’t imaging that ever happening,” she said. “Absolutely not. We cannot.” City council has requested that the project be done under the city’s usual permitting process, however PMV has its own process and the city is included in it, each step of the way, McPherson said. Neighbours are also concerned that a Richardson expansion would mean they will no longer be able to get fire insurance for their homes, or it will come at a premium. But that’s not likely to be the case, according Nigel Kent, an insurance lawyer and instructor at Capilano University. Because of the fiercely competitive nature of the insurance brokerage business, prices for such things rarely go up.

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HIS week, Canadians finally noticed and vented their wrath about the temporary foreign worker program. Started to address acute short-term labour shortages, the program has expanded and run amok, aided by the willful blindness of its supposed regulators. Corporate Canada’s dirty little secret is that the program allows businesses to import foreign workers for a wide range of jobs that Canadians could do, but at 15 per cent less pay. The RBC scandal is the most obvious example. There, skilled Canadian workers were clearly being replaced. But similar issues have been raised about HD Mining’s insistence that it had to bring in Chinese miners for a B.C. project, an issue now being heard in court. It’s also curious that 10 or 20 years ago coffee shops like Tim Hortons functioned just

fine without the program. The truth is Canada doesn’t have a labour shortage. It has a shortage of really cheap labour. But the race to the bottom has been fully embraced by many Canadian corporations, most of which — like RBC — are turning enormous profits, while wrapping themselves in the flag. They have a lot to answer for. It also strains credulity to believe the feds issued permits to almost 340,000 temporary foreign workers without any eyebrows being raised or questions being asked. Ottawa allowed the program to expand on the ideological fallacy that what’s good for Canadian corporations must be good for Canadians. Clearly that’s not the case. It’s time for the government to step up and close the loopholes.

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You said it “If the city wants to go down the road of saying ‘Let’s start evicting people,’ I think we’re going to have a revolution on our hands — and well so.” A note of support for ending the City of North Vancouver’s duplex suite ban is sounded by Coun. Craig Keating (from an April 10 news story). ••• “All of the flip-flopping is a sight to behold. The only sweet irony left is the developer can name the project the Bell Centre.” City of North Vancouver Coun. Rod Clark bashes Coun. Don Bell for working with Onni to refine its recently approved 344-unit Safeway development (from an April 10 news story). ••• “Sometimes I think I landed in North Korea, some of the controls people want to put on what happens in our community.” West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith rips into bureaucracy during a discussion about the possibility of establishing businesses at Ambleside Park (from an April 12 news story).

Hit by car story insensitive Dear Editor: Regarding your April 3 story, Jaywalking Girl Hit by Car. To me it seemed quite insensitive. As a parent, I wonder how her parents would feel about the blame being cast on this girl after being struck by a hit-and-run driver, which by the way is a criminal offence. A couple of times it is mentioned that jaywalking is dangerous with the clear message that this was her fault. The (RCMP) comment that “However it is possible he may not even know he hit someone” scares the hell out of me. To think that we have drivers on the road that don’t see pedestrians and then supposedly don’t even realize they ran over them is insane. These comments are unfortunately the norm in reporting pedestrian and cycling injuries/deaths. There always seems to be a comment like, “they were wearing dark clothing,” “it was raining,” “they were crossing at an unmarked crosswalk.” In my opinion, if you are driving two tonnes of metal around a neighbourhood you had better do so with the utmost care which obviously was not the case and I suggest that in the future you may want to take such a tack. Many European cities that place much more emphasis on pedestrian safety have legalized “jaywalking” because it is actually safer than crossing at intersections. In B.C., the number 1 location for pedestrian injuries and fatalities is at lighted intersections with a marked crosswalk, the comment by the RCMP spokesman that “the incident underscores how dangerous it is to jaywalk” is simply incorrect. The reason jaywalking is illegal in B.C. largely stems from the fact that our road rules are based on the Motor Vehicle Act which was designed for the “safe and

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Dear Editor: I have a simple question for the people responsible for the signage in North Vancouver. I have noticed while riding around, that roads like Mount Seymour Parkway and Dollarton Highway have shared road signs and the bicycle motif painted on them. Could someone please tell me why we can’t have the same thing on Keith Road? Especially now that the weather is turning nicer and the Low Level Road construction will be starting up. We have had numerous suggestions for this stretch of road in the past. The recent addition of new sidewalks has been awesome, thank you. Now what about a sign or two to remind those drivers who feel the need to speed up the hill in the inside lane of the two lanes, that cyclists share this road too. My cycling to work would be a lot less stressful and hopefully safer. Carol McClelland North Vancouver

Development proposal benefits Edgemont Dear Editor: Edgemont Village needs a viable and vibrant economic base to remain attractive and useful to all. Because of that I support the senior housing being proposed for Edgemont Village. I think that it would be good for Edgemont Village in the following ways: ■ It will increase the customer base for businesses in the village. ■ It will provide opportunities for non-resident visitors to see what the village has to offer. ■ It is part of the building that will upgrade the whole look and feel of the village which I hope to be a continuing process for years to come. ■ It will increase general activity and diversity which will contribute to the village having a vibrant feel. Many are not aware that the events in the village are voluntarily paid for by individual merchant contributions. They include everything from Christmas lights to summer concerts to the classic car show, and to many other events. These are all part of keeping the village an attractive and busy place where people want to come, whether or not they are planning on shopping here. I am aware that the effect on each merchant is different, as it is for each individual in the community, but I expect a synergistic effect on the whole to benefit all. Mike McMaster, owner, The Bakehouse

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A red herring in the library with the butler WHODUNIT? Who cares?

That’s what a friend of mine says when the topic of mystery novels comes up. The process of solving a fictional crime, no matter how heinous, is of no interest to her whatsoever. Nor can she understand what it is about such books that grips millions of people so tightly. My husband Stanley, on the other hand, simply can’t stand the suspense at the core of the whodunit genre (which, to my mind, includes detective fiction, crime fiction, and thrillers). He doesn’t like to relinquish control of his emotions to some manipulative typist — or film director — with no restrictions on his or her imagination and a strong impulse to scare strangers. There are all kinds of reasons not to read these books. But for those of us who are hooked, it’s a combination of factors that gets us going. There’s the adrenalin of coming upon the crime scene itself, then our compulsive gathering of the clues, and red herrings, that a deft writer strews around the scene. There are the insights we get into the psychology of both the flawed investigator and the heartless killer, and the adventure of the pursuit. An evocative setting and believable secondary characters further the appeal

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watching) this stuff for the background details. In contemporary British mysteries like those by James, the locations are usually historic, architecturally outstanding, wind-blown, saltwater damp or fireside cozy. The gumshoes, when they’re not hoisting a few while feeling distaste for something-or-other, spend their off-hours admiring old buildings and tromping the moors. For me, their treks are a welcome mental getaway and whaddaya know — they usually either stumble on evidence or reach a crucial conclusion while they’re at it. The hardboiled works of Raymond Chandler (d. 1959), though much different in tone, are set in equally rich and compelling terrain: dark, decadent, alcohol-soaked corners of otherwise glaring L.A. Chandler’s cynical detective Philip Marlowe regularly slides out of the heat and into a cool bottle of bourbon, allowing him to make such observations as “It seemed like a nice neighborhood to have bad habits in.” (I suppose I ought to be grateful that I can’t say that about Lynn Valley.) Unlike me, blogger Arial Ramchandani, of moreintelligentlife.com, finds the behind-the-scenes in most crime fiction rather dreary. “Downtime in murder mysteries is inevitably a bit

awkward, a place for hateful tea-sipping in country estates, relentless self-examining and the occasional romantic tryst,” she writes. For her, the second volume of the late Stieg Larsson’s famous Millennium Trilogy is a welcome departure. There, the hilariously detail-driven Swedish author has his anarchic, pierced, tattooed heroine Lisbeth Salander lavish some of her leisure hours on a massive shopping spree at her local IKEA. He actually lists each of her purchases by name. “The result is sheer consumerist poetry, banal and familiar,” says Ramchandani. This scene actually seems interminable while you’re reading it, though the thought of fierce, impatient Lisbeth Salander having to assemble a Svansbo coffee table sure takes her down a few pegs. Maybe that was Larsson’s intention, to give Salander the same middle-class

backdrop as your average investigator, in or out of fiction. One of the most important qualities of a good detective is that she (or he) is not a snob — no matter what the level of her intelligence, or how snarky her persona, she can infiltrate any level of society when required. I can’t tell you who solves the crime in the bestseller Gone Girl, by Gillian Flynn, because that would be cruel. Man, what a ride. Flynn is a former TV critic for Entertainment Weekly and her grasp of popular culture helps make this read feel upto-the-minute. It tells the tale of a picture-perfect couple, Nick and Amy Dunne, who’ve recently moved to Missouri from New York. The uprooting has been stressful. The pair is set to celebrate its fifth anniversary when Nick arrives home to find his domicile a shambles and his pretty wife gone. Has she been kidnapped?

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18-month wait list for clinic From page 3

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DR. Pam Squire, who focuses on pain management, is among those in the chronic pain community working to bring hope to those affected by the condition.

patients primarily on an outpatient basis. Depending on the patient’s needs, they’ll be seen once to do a consultation or become involved in some of the clinic’s multi-disciplinary treatments, like occupational or physio therapy, or psychology. The clinic is the only ones in Western Canada offering a specialized service for the most complex types of clinical problems as well as four inpatient beds. The beds also service patients accessing the neuromodulation program, receiving spinal cord stimulators, pain medication pumps and undergoing complex neurosurgical-type pain procedures. St. Paul’s does the majority of those in the province. “That is a very, very tiny component of our program. We literally will do 10 or 15 such procedures per year and it’s very, very difficult to get one because of the clinical criteria and because of the very specific situations in which it’s appropriate and that we’re supported to do it,” says Wiseman. A rough estimate is that the St. Paul’s clinic serves a few thousand people per year, however the current wait list for eligible patients is between a year and 18 months, though it’s been as high as two to three years in the past. “It definitely has been two to three years and that is part of the reason why we are currently going through a major restructuring. . . . We have basically tried to be all things to all people in the past because there really haven’t been a lot of alternatives and that has allowed us to do frankly really good work with a relatively small number of patients. But we ended up being spread way too thin to really cope the way we wanted to with the huge number of people that were being referred to us. And a three-year wait list is frankly inappropriate,” says Wiseman. “We’re trying our best to restructure in the face of overwhelming demand so that we can best meet the needs of the public and of their referring physicians,” he adds. They’ve been helping with the development of pain programs and clinics in other communities and are looking at revamping their program to allow people to come in, work with staff for a specific period of time and then be effectively discharged back to their family doctors or alternative community resources. “We’re looking to really tighten that up so we can actually work harder for people, make better changes for people and then have them move on to the next phase of their treatment so that we can continue to see more people and not be bogged down with this wait list,” says Wiseman. They’re expecting to have their revamped program up and

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Advocates hope for North Shore pain centre From page 9 running by the end of 2013 or else very early 2014.

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••• Thanks to the efforts of those involved in the Canadian pain community, many changes are afoot. But more can still be done to better serve patients. Squire references Lions Gate Hospital’s HOpe Centre for mental health and addictions as a good model. “I think what the North

Shore needs is that kind of resource for chronic pain, because we have exactly the same issues that mental health has in terms of we really need interdisciplinary care that’s colocated in a clinic,” she says, adding it would be great see a private donor step forward, like with the HOpe Centre and the hospital’s Jim Pattison Emergency Centre, to make it possible. Wiseman likewise envisions the potential for future change. “Personally I think the pain community could very much benefit from something substantial, whether that be through a private donor or through a major gesture on behalf of the government. I think the reason for that is several-fold. Chronic pain, traditionally, has never belonged anywhere. No one group of clinicians or researchers takes ownership of it. By definition, it draws from a lot of different areas in medicine. That makes it not as a co-ordinated whole as it could be. It has grown in B.C. basically through the very, very hard work of a small number of dedicated people. . . . We’re at this point now where there’s a lot of little green shoots coming, but to co-ordinate those and to have kind of an overarching kind of guidance is still lacking, and I think we definitely could benefit from that in the

community,” he says. One more “green shoot” is a second chronic pain support group on the North Shore, part of the Chronic Pain Association of Canada and founded by Divine in 2005. It meets the third Wednesday of every month, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Mollie Nye House. Current co-facilitator and North Vancouver resident Linda Soltysiak, 64, has been living with chronic pain for 34 years, and was eventually diagnosed with fibromyalgia and Ankylosing spondylitis. Like Divine, chronic pain drastically impacted her life, changing the course of her career and her level of ability. Also like Divine, Soltysiak found a new calling, a host of new interests and works to positively impact the lives of those she connects with at her monthly meetings. “It’s just realizing that things have changed, that it’s different now, and you just have to make the best you can with what you’ve got,” she says. “I guess what I tend to concentrate on now is not what I can’t do but what I can do.” For more information on the People in Pain Network, visit pipain.com. For information on the North Shore Chronic Pain Support Group, email northshorecpsg@shaw.ca.

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WV will share cost of new Gleneagles sound barrier

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THE District of West Vancouver will come up with as much as $23,333 to replace the sound barrier at Gleneagles elementary, following a unanimous council vote Monday. The rest of the money for the $70,000 concrete sound barrier would be shared equally by the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure and the West Vancouver school district. A previous sound barrier was judged to be failing and replaced with a chain link fence by the school district. Many parents have argued the fence provides no respite from nearby ferry traffic. The new 35-metre barrier would extend along Marine Drive between the Keith Road roundabout and the corner of the kindergarten classroom at Gleneagles. While the vote was unanimous, Coun. Nora Gambioli declined to raise her arm to vote for the motion in an act of symbolic objection. Her objection was with the MOTI, whom she said had “screwed us all over” by downloading costs on the district. “The Ministry

of Transportation . . . is the problem, has always been the problem, and is still the problem and is getting away with a lot here,” she said. Gambioli cited the ministry’s efforts to install toll booths near the school a decade ago, an action that was initially met with protests over increased noise and pollution. “Let’s face the truth, the truth is that MOTI wanted to build it, was going to build it, and threw some money at the board of education, and therefore the residents, to shut them up.” The ministry built the sound barrier and the school board used the money to install doubleglazed windows, according to Gambioli. After a recent failure to conduct a noise study at the district’s request, Gambioli said the ministry has played the situation artfully. “They’ve found a tiny bit of money, $23,000, in their end of the year budget, and they’re throwing it at us again to say, ‘Well, we’ll do it so long as we don’t ever have to deal with it again. You, municipality, take over the maintenance for ever and ever and we’re going to wash our hands of it.’” District staff could not confirm whether or not the school district would be able to pay their share for the barrier. The item is on the school board’s agenda on Tuesday evening.

Keating forgoes council pay for election CITY of North Vancouver Coun. Craig Keating will be stepping back from some of his council duties — and all of his council paycheques — to focus on his provincial election campaign.

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health notes Scotiabank MS Walk: A twoor five-kilometre route along the shore Sunday, April 14, 10 a.m. at Ambleside Park, West Vancouver. Check-in will begin at 8 a.m. Each route is also accessible by wheelchair, scooter or stroller. There will be refreshments, music, snacks and activities at the finish line. 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: 604-987-9395 or westvanlibrary.ca.

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THREE generations of the Mulder family, Terry (left), Chris and Davis, are among the North Shore residents gearing up for the upcoming Vancouver Sun Run, taking over downtown Vancouver, Sunday, April 21. The event, in its 29th year, is Canada’s largest 10-kilometre road race and is now the second largest timed 10-km in the world. Last year’s race attracted more than 48,000 participants. Info: vancouversun.com/2013sunrun.

Spring clean your regime ALONG with sun showers and budding flowers comes another unavoidable part of this season: spring cleaning.

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More than a chore, it’s a yearly opportunity to start completely fresh, and there’s no reason to restrict this concept to replacing duvet covers and dusting drapes! Instead, view spring cleaning as a chance to

toss away anything that’s been preventing you from achieving your fitness goals. Maybe even consider picking up a few new fitness accessories while you’re at it. Here are a few ideas to get you started: ■ Book a Spring Physical Are you dragging your heels on starting a more strenuous conditioning regimen out of concern for the ol’ ticker? Has that become a convenient excuse? Either way, it’s highly

recommended that you visit your family physician for a complete physical before undertaking any new fitness programs. Your doctor may even suggest an aspect of your overall health to focus on first. ■ Plant The Right Seeds Spring has ever been the time to sow bountiful summer harvests, but you can’t plant just any seed and hope it blossoms into the

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Health and Wellness: Join physician, public speaker and University of British Columbia lecturer Dr. Francis Vala as he launches his new book The Third Vision: The Science of Personal Transformation, which explores some of the most complex mysteries and dilemmas of our world Tuesday, April 16, 7-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Vala will present a simple, comprehensive approach to understanding different aspects of humanity based on science and evidence. Info: westvanlibrary. ca. Taking Care Of The Caregivers So They Can Care More: Learn how to cope with negative emotions of fatigue and increase self-care Wednesday, April 17, 7 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Presented by the Canadian Mental Health Association. Admission by donation. Info: 604-9876959 or northwestvancouver. cmha.bc.ca. Overfed and Undernourished: Find out why we are fatter and sicker at a presentation with Dr. Halanna Matthew, author of the Fast Way to Heal for Life Thursday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com.

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The other day I saw Daredevil Dora flying down the newly paved Keith Road riding with no hands. She looked like she was having fun. But is riding with no hands OK? Answer: Was Dora wearing Kevlar protection? Before I answer this question, there are lots of things you shouldn’t do while riding a bicycle. For example: no hanging on to the back of a bus or car for a free ride; and no salsa slaloming through idling traffic.

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Personal experience ALEX Chartier shares her personal story of an ATV accident that could have dramatically altered the course of her life. She was a speaker at the TidalWave Safe Summer Event, held March 14 at Capilano University. The event was organized by five business students, including Chartier, with the help of Preventable.ca, to encourage their peers to engage in safe recreational activity this upcoming summer season. Scan this photo using the Layar app to view a video from the event. out the arm of our jacket. Now to the question: is riding with no hands at a high rate of speed on public roads with cars OK? The simple answer is probably not — unless Dora wants her name changed to Damaged Dented Dora. We used to ride with no hands all the time — until we

hit a speed bump. After that, we stopped. Real quick. The Pedal Pushers are Dan Campbell, Antje Wahl, Anita Leonhard and Heather Drugge, four North Shore residents who use their bikes for transportation. They can be reached at bike@northshorepedalpushers.com.

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The Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel, appointed to consider and deal with complaints against the Parcel Tax Assessment Roll, will meet on Tuesday, April 16, 2013, at 5:00p.m. in the Council Chamber of the Municipal Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC. Written notice of the complaint must be given to the municipality AT LEAST 48 HOURS BEFORE the 5:00p.m. sitting of the Parcel Tax Roll Review Panel. For further information, please call the Finance Department at 604-990-2488. James A. Gordon Municipal Clerk

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Uncovered art DENNIS Badgley is one of 38 artists participating in the CityScape Community Art Space’s upcoming show Uncovered, which honours the nude. The featured artists use diverse media such as photography, drawing, painting and sculpture. Works range from realism to semi-abstraction. The opening reception is Thursday, April 18, 7-9 p.m. The exhibit continues at the gallery, located at 335 Lonsdale Ave. in North Vancouver, until May 11.

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Drop In, Log In, Learn: Free one-on-one tech tutorials for adult beginners Sundays, April 14, 28, May 12 and 26, 1:152:15 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Tech-savvy teens will help with questions about computers, mobile phones, PDAs and other

Lecture Series — Biologically-Respectful Tourism and Environmental Stewardship: Capilano University’s Catherine Evans will present the Sunshine Coast as a case study to explore the relationships among biological diversity, tourism and the role community organizations have played

in promoting environmental stewardship Tuesday, April 16, 7-8:45 p.m. at Parkgate Library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Tuesday, April 16, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check nvdpl.ca for updates as dates and times may be subject to change. Green Fair: School and student displays on green initiatives Thursday, April 18, 3 p.m. at Sutherland secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver. There will be special guests and community resources and connections.

Info: 604-903-3396. Introduction to Twitter: Learn the basics of Twitter, including how to set up an account, send and respond to tweets, follow people and use it as a news source Thursday, April 18, 2:30-3:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-3727 or nvdpl.ca. North Shore Writers Festival: Readers and writers will meet for this year’s festival April 19 and 20 at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The festival will feature readings from Canadian authors Helen Humphreys, Terry Fallis, Tanis Rideout and Evelyn See more page 28

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Spring sale CHRIS Robertson, Lisa Broom and Helen Hackney show off some of the items up for grabs at the annual Highlands United Church spring sale. This year’s fundraising event is Saturday, April 20 from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver.

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“Highways Closing and Disposition Bylaw, 2012, No. 8306” (Closing and removal of highway dedication and disposition of closed highway located east of 1300 Block Lonsdale Avenue) TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013, intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8306 to do the following: 1. Stop up, close and remove the highway dedication on that portion of road established by the deposit of filing DF 23737 being the east 20 feet of Lot 1 and the east 20 feet of Amended Lot 2, both of Plan 750, Block 61, District Lot 549 which contains 185.7 square meters and all that portion of City road established by the deposit of filing said portion DF 91437 being the south 10 feet of Lot D (Reference Plan 1512), Plan 750, Block 61, District Lot 549 which said portion contains 46.4 square meters, both shown as Closed Lane on the preliminary version of Reference Plan EPP29914 prepared by Tyson Cotnam, British Columbia Land Surveyor, and dated the 5th day of April, 2013, and as substantially shown on the accompanying sketch. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 26(1) and 26(3) the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of MONDAY, APRIL 15, 2013, intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8306 to also do the following: 1. The Closed Roads described above will not be made available to the public for acquisition and will be disposed of by The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver to Onni 1308 Lonsdale Ave. Holding Corp., Inc. No. 0889249, the owners of the lands immediately adjacent to the Closed Roads, (“Adjacent Land”) in order to allow subdivision of the Adjacent Land. The Closed Roads will be consolidated with the Adjacent Land and all survey, advertising and registration costs to close the road and consolidate the parcel will be borne by Onni 1308 Lonsdale Ave. Holding Corp., Inc. No. 0889249. The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver will receive consideration from Onni 1308 Lonsdale Ave. Holding Corp., Inc. No. 0889249 in the amount of $1,040,000. APPLICANT: THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER A plan showing the location of the proposed Highway Closing is shown on the accompanying sketch. Bylaw No. 8306 may be inspected at the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall, 141 W.14th Street, North Vancouver between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from April 9, 2013. Those persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be allowed to make representations to Council at the meeting of April 15, 2013. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the above Highway Closing and Disposition please contact Mr. Ian Steward, Property Services Coordinator, Community Development, at 604-983-7358 or isteward@cnv.org.

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Travel agencies merge Steele’s Travel World is being relocated from North Vancouver to the Yaletown offices of WD World Travel Ltd. The move comes after it was announced that WD World Travel, one of B.C.’s largest, independent travel agencies, has integrated Steele’s Travel World into its Vancouver head office. Steele’s was established in 1976 to serve the North Shore while WD World Travel was founded in 1992 by Rob Durant and current COO Greg Wittig. The agreement between the two travel agencies sees travel consultants Catherine Dagenais, Carla Nordin, Kristine Thomas, Sharon Smyth, Ruth Lochhead and Diane Meacher create a working relationship with WD World Travel. Outgoing library director Heather Scoular is leaving her post on April 19 as director of library services at North Vancouver District Public Library after close to five years in the position. She will be moving to a new senior manager position with the Fraser Valley Regional Library. Under Scoular’s leadership the library has increased its training for computers and e-readers and has introduced many new digital resources. In addition, two NVDPL branches, Lynn Valley Main Library and Capilano Branch Library were certified LEED, and the library reduced its biological footprint by recycling more, diverting 85 per cent of its waste from the landfill. The library board has begun the process of recruiting a new director of library services.

In the interim, the board has appointed manager of digital, technical and collection services, Corinne McConchie, as the acting director of library services. Chamber move The West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce has moved to a new address at 2466 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. The chamber’s phone and fax numbers remain the same. Desk-side fitness encouraged A recent survey commissioned by ParticipACTION has revealed that now is the time to embrace physical activity in the workplace. While only 11 per cent of Canadians participate in desk-side exercise, 64 per cent said they see it as an acceptable workplace habit. Research supports 10minute bouts of physical activity as an effective way to increase fitness and meet the recommended 150 minutes of heart-pumping activity per week, as stated in the Canadian Physical Activity Guidelines. ParticipACTION is encouraging Canadians to trade in their loafers and heels for running shoes, and their online and phone time for a quick physical activity break. Farming scholarships available The Canadian Nuffield Farming Scholarship Trust is accepting applications for their 2014 program. Applications are due by April 30 and forms can be downloaded from the Nuffield Canada website at nuffield.ca. Three scholarships of $15,000 each are available for 2014. The scholarships are awarded to enthusiastic individuals with a passion for agriculture. — Compiled by Christine Lyon To submit information on North Shore business groups or events to our Briefcase section, e-mail clyon@nsnews.com.

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Cures for financial distress IT’S time for your annual spring financial checkup. Please open wide and say “aaaah” — or perhaps “uh-oh.”

How many of these danger signs show up in your financial health profile? Circle the “yes” or “maybe” symptoms and follow the indicated treatment. n Is too much debt making your finances lethargic? Today’s low interest rates provide an ideal opportunity to consolidate your debts — provided that lowers your total interest cost over the repayment period and, even more important, provided you won’t run up more debts. When one debt is repaid, add that payment to the next most expensive debt. n Are your finances depressed because you’d

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like more income? If finding a higher-paid job isn’t an option, see if you could turn a hobby into a profitable selfemployed sideline, maximizing tax deductions and splitting income. n Are your finances hurting because assets never seem to increase? Ease the pain by setting up an automatic

savings-investment program, so money is put into that program every payday before you have a chance to spend it. Once you have paid off all debts, redirect some or all of those former payments into investments. n Do you have trouble sleeping because you worry about risky investments? Sell the proportion that will return you to uninterrupted nights — locking in your profit in case prices fall while leaving the rest invested in case prices continue to rise. n Are suppressed personal issues crippling your ability to release your inner financial genius? Write down the “points for discussion,” give a copy to the person(s) involved — a partner, parent, child, other relative, friend or financial advisor — and set up

a meeting. Take these steps annually or more frequently, as needed. n Have retail therapy outings lost their effectiveness because you don’t have enough money to buy what you want, and none of the preceding remedies has had any effect? Before each outing, list what you like to buy in descending priority order, frequent only those shops (or websites), and don’t be afraid to bargain. Add here any other financial “ailment” that comes to mind (related to car, boat, cottage, insurance, wills, estate plan, etc.). Then Google the topic for potential cures.

Mike Grenby is a columnist and independent personal financial advisor. Email questions to mike@grenby.com


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Making opportunities happen………

COMMUNITY CONNE IONS NEWSLETTER North Shore ConneXions Society (ConneXions) is a non-profit organization that supports families and serves children and adults living with a developmental disability.

APRIL 2013

Thanks a Million to all of our volunteers! This month as part of the National Volunteer Week being celebrated from Sunday, April 21 - Saturday, April 27, ConneXions will recognize our very own team of volunteers in the Thanks a Million recognition.

Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have equal opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing members of the community.

These dedicated individuals and groups generously share their time, energy and enthusiasm in a variety of programs and services within the Society. Although our volunteers are recognized throughout the year, this national event is also utilized to formally honor each individual and group for their dedication and individualized contributions.

Community ConneXions Newsletter Edited by: Sonia Kainth Other contributors in this issue: Nicole Boiselle Leslie Gilkinson Wendy Padwick Sponsored by

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Thanks a Million to each and every one of our unique volunteers. These are individuals who participate as either a Leisure Companion, Literacy Volunteer, Activity Instructor, Administrative Support, Friendship Circle Facilitator, Advisory Committee Member, Peer Mentor, or Advocate for persons with developmental disabilities. Thank you to everyone for your continued dedication and interest in being part of ConneXions. Your efforts do not go unnoticed!

Our volunteers provide opportunities for the Society and for the individuals we support. Our volunteers help to build positive relationships and support the conception of successful networks within the community.

If you or someone you know is interested in volunteering or if you have an idea for a possible partnership with ConneXions, contact us today at 604-984-9321. Visit our website at www.nsconnexions.org or stop by for a visit at 1070 Roosevelt Crescent. Our office is open Monday - Friday from 8:30am – 5:00pm.

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CrossFit: Erik’s perfect fit A good job can be hard to find. That is why here at ConneXions we celebrate every victory after creating successful job placements for the individuals in our Customized Employment Program. Recently we were able to negotiate a cleaning job for Erik, a 22 year old male in our program at CrossFit, a local gym in North Vancouver. This month we salute Erik for his hard work and his wonderful boss Dave for being open-minded and welcoming of our meaningful program. Erik came to our program last fall with little work experience but had two years of volunteer experience at a local food bank. Through Discovery, a process that allows the Employment Specialist to delve into the person’s strengths and supports needed, it became evident that Erik is an extremely busy young man who enjoys staying active and being fit, but who needs constant support in his daily activities. When asked about what type of work he preferred, Erik responded that he was looking for “manly, macho

work.” With this in mind, his Employment Specialist began targeting a myriad of businesses from sporting good stores, recreation centers, gyms and even construction sites. After months of marketing along the North Shore, our Employment Specialist discovered CrossFit in North Vancouver. In their early conversations, it was learned that the owner Dave had previously worked as a social rehabilitation worker in the mental health field for 10 years. Dave’s experiences allowed him to see how vital social inclusion is, especially for those with a disability. His background allowed for more understanding, a necessary component for our participants, and thus a job was custom created to meet Erik’s needs (pertaining to fitness and in a quiet and understanding environment) while fulfilling the needs of the business as well (cleaning). Furthermore, Erik’s personal support is able to join him onsite while working, allowing for him to receive the same level of support in the

workplace as he receives in every other aspect of his life. This job placement has brought Erik a sense of belonging and increased self-worth. He reports that he feels “supported” at CrossFit, a sentiment echoed in the company’s mission statement which includes [wanting to] “…shape a community of people who will support and drive each other to surpass their goals and achieve things they would have never imagined possible.” In the past, finding a job like this for an individual such as Erik would have been almost impossible. Fortunately with the help of wonderful community partners and willing employers, such as Dave at CrossFit, we are able to help individuals with disabilities to do something most of us take for granted—work. It can be a long and difficult journey to find a great match for an individual and an employer, but we will continue to advocate for gainful employment for all of our participants one day at a time!

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Summer through the eyes of our Self Advocates

Transition to Adult Services We highly recommend that individuals with developmental disabilities and their families start planning for transition into adult services well before high school graduation. This transition can be complicated and overwhelming for families who are not familiar with the process. At age 19 high school will end and so will the services that were received from the Ministry of Children and Family Development. Many people assume that these services continue in to adult years, but this certainly is not the case. Not only do the services end, there is a whole new set of requirements and systems that require eligibility. Based on this, it is suggested that future planning begin as early as 16 years of age.

After the age of 16, contact Community Living BC (CLBC) to determine eligibility for adult services (www.communitylivingbc. ca). It is important, however, to note that even if your child is eligible for services, there can be lengthy waitlists and CLBC may not be able to provide funding for the services you desire.

We also suggest researching various options and having a general idea of what programs or services you would like for your child and how you plan to coordinate this. For example would you like an agency to take on this role? If so, which one? Are you going to do this on your own? If so, what is involved?

At age 18, individuals may qualify for Persons with Disability Benefits (PWD). To determine eligibility, an application must be completed with the Ministry of Social Development. We recommend starting this process when your child is 17 years of age so that, if eligible, the benefits can begin on his or her 18th birthday. The BC Coalition of People with Disabilities has plain language help sheets to assist with this process. These can be found on their website: www.bccpd.bc.ca.

If you would like to meet with ConneXions to hear about our services or get more information about the transition process, please contact Wendy Padwick or Elizabeth Roach at 604-984-9321. Also, be sure to like our Facebook page (www.facebook. com/nsconnexions) and follow us on Twitter (www.twitter.com/nsconnexions) to find out more about an upcoming transition information session that will be held in June.

Help us continue to make opportunities happen Through generous and ongoing community funding, we are able to provide those we support with a variety of creative, responsive and fiscally responsible service options. These community partnerships allow us to develop and provide some of our most innovative services. Are you interested in helping us continue to make these opportunities happen? There are many ways in which you can support us: • Make a tax-deductible financial contribution or become a monthly donor • Become a member of our Society • Employ someone who has a developmental disability • Volunteer with our Society Our vision is a community where all people with disabilities have opportunities to lead active, fulfilling lives and are recognized as contributing citizens. We rely on the ongoing support of our community to ensure that we are able to achieve this goal. To learn more about ways in which you can support us, visit our website at www.nsconnexions.org or call us at 604-984-9321.

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Your ConneXions membership has expired Are you a current ConneXions’ member? If so, please be advised that your current membership expired on March 31, 2013. You will need to renew your membership for 2013-2014. The new membership form is available on our website (www.nsconnexions.org) under Resources/Documents, and at our Head Office. If you have any questions or require assistance in completing your application, please contact Sonia Kainth at 604-984-9321 or via email: soniak@nsconnexions.org.


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Fun in the sun yields host of cold hard facts MAUNA Lani, Hawaii: Every year at about this time I slip away for a few weeks to conduct some seniors research. This year my work took me to the Big Island in Hawaii. Research in Hawaii? I can hear the snickers already. Rest assured that neither the sun, sand nor surf kept your humble (albeit tanned) correspondent from his appointed rounds. There is a general sense across the Hawaiian Islands that the worst of the recession is behind us. Sand erosion and a growing homeless population on the beaches are big stories here. The army engineers are dealing with the erosion problem. The people struggling with homelessness are on their own. And here is something we don’t see much of at home: Some apartment dwellers have taken to jumping from their balconies to the pool below.

Older & Wiser Tom Carney

It’s news only if they miss. American baby boomers are now retiring at the rate of 10,000 per day and will continue to do so for the next 19 years. How are they feeling about their retirement readiness? Not good. Confidence in the ability to afford a comfortable retirement remains at the same record low recorded in 2011 and in fact is slightly lower than last year. This comes from the Employee Benefit Research Institute, a private non-profit research organization that has conducted a retirement

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SENIORS what’s going on for seniors NOTICES Seniors’ Chair Exercise Classes: A free drop-in program Wednesdays, 1-2 p.m. at St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. The class is low-impact concentrating on balance, stability and core strength for fall prevention. There will also be work on upper and lower body strength with a cardiovascular component. Following the class there will be a healthy snack and an opportunity to socialize. Registration and info: Beverley, 604-988-1410. 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 year-end 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: 604925-7280.

Stamp Club: The North Shore Stamp Club meets every other Monday at 6:30 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Collectors of all levels are welcome. Info: John Thomson, 604-984-3360.

Tole Painting: Various days and times for beginners and advanced levels 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.

Stamp Club: Welcomes stamp collectors and donations of stamps, the second and fourth Wednesday of the month, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: non-members $4/members $2. Coffee, tea and cookies provided. For more information, phone Archie at 604988-4956.

Watercolour Painting: All levels are welcome to learn watercolour techniques, Fridays, 10 a.m. to noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com.

Stitches and Strokes: Bring your painting, crochet, knitting or needlework and share helpful hints with others Fridays, 9:3011:30 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2, coffee, tea and cookies provided. Info: 604-987-5820.

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Music man GUEST pianist Raphael Sudan performs at a free concert at Cedar Springs Retirement Residence in North Vancouver April 1. His repertoire included works by Bach, Chopin, Beethoven and Liszt.

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

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DISPOSITION OF PROPERTY TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to section 26 of the Community Charter, the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver hereby provides notice of intent to dispose of three vacant City owned properties located at 717, 719 and 723 East 2nd Street and legally described as Lots 2,3 and 4 DL 265, Plan EPP 26536, PID’s 028-993-934, 028-993-942, and 028-993-951, (as shown in the attached sketch) to Darwin Construction Ltd. (or another legal entity at the request of Darwin Construction Ltd.) in exchange for the lands located at 61 Bewicke Avenue and legally described as Lot A, DL 265, Pl BCP 49689, PID 028-734-271, (as shown on the attached sketch) which lands contain the recently constructed municipal operations centre. If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ian Steward, Project Services Coordinator, Community Development, at 604-983-7358 or e-mail isteward@cnv.org.

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Tom Carney is the executive director of the Lionsview Seniors’ Planning Society. Ideas for future columns are welcome. Contact him at 604-985-3852 or send an email to lions_view@telus.net.

TAKE NOTICE THAT, pursuant to Sections 24 and 26 of the Community Charter, the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver hereby provides notice of intent to enter into a lease of a building located on certain lands with the civic address off 61 Bewicke Avenue and legally described as Lot A, DL 265, Pl BCP 49689, PID 028-734-271, (as shown on the attached sketch) which lands will be owned by the City following the land exchange between the City and Darwin Construction Ltd., described in the above notice.

what’s going on for seniors From page 23

The intended leasee is the North Shore Rescue Team Society, a non-profit society providing search and rescue services. The rent will be a one-time payment of pre-paid rent in the amount of $10.00, which rent is below market value. The term of the lease will be 50 years.

a.m.-noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Fee: $18 per season. Wood and patterns supplied. Info: 604-980-2474 or silverharbourcentre.com.

If you have any questions, please contact Mr. Ian Steward, Project Service Coordinator, Community Development, at 604-983-7358 or e-mail isteward@cnv.org. North Vancouver City Hall | 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC | V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | www.cnv.org

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Info: Diana, 604-922-3414. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Each month features a different theme. Fee: $7/$5.

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

Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room

Corner: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver and practise and improve your English language skills Mondays, 7:30-8:45 p.m. Info: nvdpl.ca, 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621.

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Uco Valley home to spectacular viticulture High altitude Argentine wine region takes breath away Joanne Sasvari Contributing Writer

UCO VALLEY, Argentina: At first glance, you might think an alien spaceship had landed among the vines that sprawl at the foot of the Andes Mountains. Then again, when it comes to combining high-tech innovation with producing great wine, the Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier really is out of this world.

Or maybe it just seems that way because it’s such an adventure just getting here. O. Fournier is in Argentina’s Uco Valley, about a 90-minute drive southwest from Mendoza, the capital city of Argentina’s top wine region. You get here photo Joanne Sasvari/Meridian Writers’ Group along a winding highway dotted, somewhat alarmingly, ARGENTINA’S high-altitude O. Fournier winery accentuates its dramatic setting with inspired architecture and award-winning with roadside shrines to wines. Use Layar app to view video and website. Cowboy Gil, the local patron saint of reckless drivers. planted atop the 2,800-barrel cellar to help moderate the humidity If you go: For more information, visit the Bodega y Viñedos O. Fournier The Uco Valley is home to some of the world’s highest-altitude below, just one of the winery’s many clever eco-friendly features. vineyards, planted from 900 to 1,200 metres above sea level. The Once visitors pass through the imposing doorway they’ll site at ofournier.com or Wines of Argentina at winesofargentina. air is headily thin and dry, the sunshine intense (more than 250 discover a high-tech laboratory, elegant tasting rooms, a subtle use org/en. For info on travel to Argentina, go to the Instituto Nacional de sunny days annually) and the temperature swings severe, which just of local materials, priceless artworks and the sumptuous glass cube Promoción Turística website at argentina.travel/en. happen to be perfect conditions for producing spectacular wines. that houses the highly regarded Urban restaurant. Indeed, the Uco Valley is rapidly becoming one of the world’s By the time they’ve emerged in the “wine cathedral,” the most exciting wine regions to visit, especially if you venture to O. imposing barrel room lit by natural light filtered through a central Fournier. pillar, they’re ready to worship at the altar of wine. And they The winery is owned by Spain’s O. Fournier Group, which haven’t even had a drop to taste yet, which means the best is still produces wine in Spain, Portugal, Chile and Argentina. The to come. building is the vision of Bormida & Yanzón, an Argentine firm Since its founding in 2000, O. Fournier has won numerous 2013 Cruise Ship Guide that has developed an international reputation for dramatic — and awards for its deep, intense and sophisticated wines, especially highly functional — winery design. Together, they have combined its ultra-premium Alfa Crux and B Crux lines. Most are blends, the latest technology with architecture that’s both thoughtful and often built around the spicy, deep-purple syrah grape as well as the Cruise Ship beautiful to produce exceptional, terroir-driven vintages while popular malbec. It’s impossible to taste them all in one go, so the Guide making as little impact on the environment at possible. thirsty visitor might want to consider booking a stay in one of the Port Of Vancouver The first thing visitors see as they arrive is the giant, flat winery’s seven well-appointed cottages. 2013 umbrella roof that controls temperature while evoking the condor, Sure, the Uco Valley is a long way to go for a glass of wine, Mendoza’s symbolic bird, taking flight. Then, as they approach the but when the wine is this good and the setting this striking, it is a building, they wander through a half-hectare of rosemary bushes journey that is worth the effort.

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Special Events Assistant: Volunteer is needed to assist and participate in the coordination and delivery of various agency events and community-based activities such as information fairs, public exhibits and other educational/ social activities. Volunteer will also be providing the public with information, guidance and assistance regarding Immigration Services Society programs and services. Volunteer: Evergreen’s City Park project in North Vancouver brings together community partners and citizens to restore and enhance a natural space that supports

habitat for native plants and animals. To accomplish this work they rely on local volunteers to help plant native plants, remove invasive species and care for the park. On the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon, restoration volunteers will assist with stewardship events at city parks in North Vancouver. One-To-One Visitor: Hollyburn House seeks volunteers to have a visit with a senior in an intermediate care facility. Go for a walk, drive or shop or just read to them for an hour. You will be matched with one specific person to allow you to build a worthwhile relationship. Volunteers: Impact BC is looking for volunteers to

work with health related organizations. After three to four hours of training the volunteer member will choose from a variety of activities participating at the level of time and involvement they wish. Receptionist: Volunteer receptionist is needed at the Lynn Valley Seniors Association to answer the phone and provide information about programs at the agency. Volunteer will perform basic administrative tasks, emails, letters, tally visitors, etc. and will provide tours of the agency facilities. 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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Lau; a literary trivia night; a panel of local foodies sharing their experiences writing and blogging about food; a panel discussion that will illuminate what happens after your writing is published and a reception. Complete schedule: northshorewritersfestival.com.

Large Spring Sale: Highlands United Church will hold a sale Saturday, April 20, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Furniture, china, toys, books, sporting goods, clothing, fabrics, flower pots and baskets will be just some of the items available. Info: 604-980-6071.

One-on-One Computer Assistance: Sign up for 30 minutes of personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing, social media or an e-reader Friday, April 19, 1:30-4 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-987-4471, ext.

Seymour Heights Parent Participation Preschool will hold an open house Saturday, April 20 from 10 a.m. to noon at 800 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-929-1813 or shppp.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell listings@nsnews.com

FRIDAY, APRIL 19 An Adventure Story of the Modern Age Author Talk with Tanis Rideout | 7–7:45p.m. Join Tanis Rideout, who will discuss her first novel, Above All Things, a harrowing story of George Mallory’s ill-fated attempt to conquer Mount Everest. Literary Trivia Night Compete for prizes! | 8:30–10p.m. Test your mental mettle at our quiz night, hosted by local author and CBC personality, Grant Lawrence. Register teams of six (or fewer) by emailing hshiller@cnv.org. Individuals are welcome to form spontaneous teams at the event. Cash bar.

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - North Shore News - A29

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Dogs in yellow not mellow Canine Connection Joan Klucha

LAST November I wrote about the Yellow Dog Project and, given the amount of emails I have been receiving lately regarding this initiative, it seems that I need to write about it again. Doing a rewrite about a topic like this is a good thing because it means that more people are beginning to become aware of it. The Yellow Dog Project is a worldwide collective movement geared towards dog guardians who have dogs that need space. These dogs have affectionately been given the acronym DINOS (dogs in need of space). The project is a visual attempt to raise awareness within the canine community and remind other dog guardians, as well as children and parents of non-dog owners, to ask before petting or approaching DINOS and to respectfully give them space. Responsible owners of DINOS are encouraged to tie a large yellow ribbon on their dog’s leash as a signal that their dog is in need of space. Equally responsible

owners of approaching dogs are asked to respect the yellow ribbon as a visual, yet silent, cue to give that dog space. DINOS are not bad dogs; they are just dogs that need their space. Not every dog has the personality of Lassie and willingly allows everyone and everything to approach them with tremendous joy and glee. Some dogs don’t tolerate other dogs or people approaching them. I have a yellow ribbon on my dog Zumi’s leash and collar. She has arthritis and hip dysplasia. The pain she experiences and her lack of adequate mobility and inability to flee or properly fend for herself make her feel vulnerable and insecure around dogs who invade her space uninvited. As a result, she reacts in a selfprotective (often mislabeled as aggressive) manner. If you have an extroverted dog, it may be difficult to understand that there are dogs that should not be approached by other dogs. A dog could be going through a training or rehabilitation session where it needs to be around dogs, but not have any social contact with them. This could be due to improper socialization or it could be that the dog is reactive around other dogs and gets overstimulated because it was not taught the value of calm behaviour. Or it could be an aging dog that no longer tolerates other dogs in its space. Whatever the reason, the yellow ribbon says, “please do not approach my dog with your dog.” The Yellow Dog Project was established in Sweden in 2012 and is slowly gaining momentum. There are

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The Yellow Dog Project is brilliant. It will certainly make it easier for me to retrain the dogs I work with if approaching dog owners get their dogs leashed and under control as they walk by. If the entire canine community jumps on board and respects, without judgment, the meaning of a yellow ribbon, it would help keep all dogs and their owners safer and reduce, if not eliminate, dog-to-dog conflicts. Being proactive and adopting the yellow ribbon with your own dog, or making the effort to be aware of the yellow ribbon when you see it, shows a desire to be consciously aware of your impact on another dog and owner and is a positive step forwards.

websites and Facebook pages for both the Yellow Dog Project and DINOS for those who have a reactive dog and need support. Having a DINO is not easy on the best of days and downright miserable on the worst, mainly because other dog owners do not understand and often label the DINO as aggressive and the owner as irresponsible. Both assumptions are far from the truth. All dogs deserve to go for a walk — even the sick, injured or behaviorally challenged. A yellow ribbon tied to the leash is a silent, visual communication system between dog owners and is intended to prevent altercations between dogs. Some DINO owners choose to walk their dogs in the wee hours of the night/ morning to avoid altercations which could undermine any rehabilitative efforts an owner of such a dog may be attempting. As a trainer, I think

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Watt watchers raise $5,000 for S. Africa Christine Lyon

kilowatt hours,” Bayley said. Sponsors from the energy industry donated close to $5,000 to support the students in their efforts. That money will be donated to the iShack program, an initiative that builds solar-panel-equipped housing in the slums of South Africa. “We’re turning the lights off here and turning them on in South Africa,” Bayley said. Chartwell students were recognized last Monday at a school assembly, with presentations by representatives from BC Hydro and FortisBC and West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith. Bayley hopes other North Shore schools will be interested in running the household sustainability program next year. “We need to refine it a little bit in terms of how the informationisgathered,because it’s over a fairly prolonged period and therefore it’s quite a challenge to the children to stay focused and interested,” Bayley said, but added, “They learned a lot and I think we’re pretty pleased with what they ended up being able to do.”

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AFTER two months of switching off the lights and turning down the heat at home, students at Chartwell elementary school in West Vancouver are passing their energy savings on to needy families in South Africa. Since early February, approximately 100 students in grades 4 to 7 have been participating in an educational pilot program, led by professional engineer Roger Bayley, focused on family sustainability. The young “watt watchers” were tasked with tracking their household energy consumption, via utility bills and meter reading, and taking steps to save power and money. “It was, towards the end, a little difficult to make sure the statistical information we got from all the kids was correct and accurate, but it looks as if they saved around 25,000

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Hall calls North Shore’s Sydor Three time world champ blazes trail to Canada’s Sports HOF

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NORTH Shore mountain biking legend Alison Sydor wasn’t always a legend.

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When she and training partner Lesley Tomlinson, both aspiring road cyclists, first took to the Shore’s rugged trails more than 20 years ago, they didn’t have any grand plan in mind. “We started mountain biking together basically just to get out of the rain,” Sydor says. They weren’t all that good at mountain biking either. “At the beginning, we didn’t really ride our mountain bikes on the North Shore, we pushed our mountain bikes across the North Shore.” They did get better, riding the wave of a new sport to world championship and Olympic heights. This week Sydor reached heights never before attained in her sport when it was announced she’d be inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame in a 2013 class that includes NHL superstar Joe Sakic and curling legend Russ Howard. “It’s pretty special news, it’s a very special honour,” says Sydor, adding that becoming the first mountain biker inducted into the Hall is a historical note that comes with participating in a sport that has only been around for a few decades. “In my cycling career I probably ended up being the first of a lot of things . . . back when I started, mountain bikes weren’t even invented,” she says with a laugh. Sydor was born in Edmonton, grew up in Calgary and then moved to the West See Olympic page 32

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ALISON Sydor gets grimy during a World Cup race held on Grouse Mountain in 2003. The North Shore resident will go into Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame as part of the class of 2013, becoming the first mountain biker inducted.


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Coast to attend the University of Victoria where she started cycling competitively. A move to North Vancouver led her into the famous mountains and introduced her to some of the great pioneers in the sport, including early pros like Bruce Spicer, Chris Otter and Don Buscombe. “These were the guys at the very beginning who were the first Canadian pros in mountain biking, they’re the ones who basically showed us the trails, the techniques, everything,” says Sydor, adding that she credits those riders and these mountains with making her the champion that she became. “I feel really fortunate that at the time, generally the majority of the top Canadian men in mountain biking lived on the North Shore. They’re the ones that basically taught Lesley and I our bike handling techniques. I think everybody still will say that if you can ride mountain bikes on the North Shore, nothing will shock you anywhere else in the world.” Sydor reached the top of the world in 1994 when she won the first of her three UCI World Championship titles in Vail, Colo. “For a cyclist that’s the pinnacle of the sport,” says Sydor. “Every athlete in the world is there, there’s no quotas for numbers like there are in the Olympics. It’s something kind of cool in the sport of mountain biking that the world champion gets to wear a special jersey for the whole next year, the rainbow jersey. Winning that in ’94 in Vail was just a huge moment for me and probably one of the best results of my career.” She won again in 1995, making her the favourite at the 1996 Atlanta Summer Games in the first-ever Olympic mountain biking race. Sydor admits she wasn’t at her best at the games — tough training conditions and noisy neighbours in the Athlete’s Village conspired against the Canadian team — but she still raced to a silver medal showing behind Italy’s Paola Pezzo. Sydor was pumped to get the medal but also a little disappointed in missing gold and simply burnt out from the hot Atlanta sun. “It certainly wasn’t my best race of the year, it wasn’t the best race of my life, but at the same time I got an Olympic medal,” she says. “At the time you’re heat-stroked, you’re exhausted.” The enormity of the result, however, didn’t hit her until she and Tomlinson, who finished 13th in the race, returned to North Vancouver. “When we came back from the Olympics we just had so many young people contacting us about they had seen mountain biking on TV for the first time and it really excited them,” she says. “That’s

what the Olympics can do for your sport. Other events may be kind of more prestigious in your sport’s world, the Olympics take you and your sport to a huge audience. “A lot of the sport started to really pick up in development in Canada after that Olympic race was on TV. And of course when you have someone from your country winning a medal, that just makes sure that the exposure of your sport is that much greater. In that sense it’s probably my proudest result. Maybe not the best race day of my life but probably the result that had the biggest impact.” Sydor officially retired from competition in 2010, ending a career that included: four Olympic appearances, including 1992 as a road cyclist; three world championships; 11 total world championship medals, including a bronze in road cycling in 1991; 17 mountain bike World Cup victories; three medals total, including two golds, at Pan-American Games; two Commonwealth Games medals; two Velma Sprinstead Trophy victories as Canada’s female athlete of the year; induction into the B.C. Sports Hall of Fame and the Mountain Bike Hall of Fame. “It’s great for Alison but it’s great for the sport to be recognized in that way — I think it’s awesome,” says Tomlinson, Sydor’s longtime running mate. “It’s well deserved. . . . (Mountain biking) has not always made the front page of the newspapers or the news when it should. Many of her accomplishments were, I think, much more significant than what the Canucks were doing that particular weekend but many times her accomplishments got shuffled a little bit or got the back page because someone was getting traded somewhere or whatever it was. If you were to look at an athlete in any sport having the amount of success that she did, she’s not matched by many.” Sydor, who now calls West Vancouver home, joined with Tomlinson and other bike backers to help bring Sprockids to the North Shore, a school-based mountain bike program started by Doug Detweiller on the Sunshine Coast. She’s still involved in the sport of cycling, having just returned from a California training camp with the Trek Red Truck team. In early May she’ll host her annual women’s only camp in the Okanagan. “I always have felt real responsibility to being a good leader in my sport and a good example for the next generation coming up,” says Sydor. “It’s just fun to teach all of the new cyclists regardless of their age. I’ve had a really good opportunity to be involved in the sport for so many years and see so many different developments in it but there’s always been something exciting.” Another something exciting for the sport will happen Oct. 17 in

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ALISON Sydor, also an accomplished road cyclist, rides the cobblestones of the Tour de Gastown. Toronto. That’s the day Alison Sydor will officially be inducted in Canada’s Sports Hall of Fame, laying down tracks for other fat tire folks to follow. “(The Hall of Fame) is not something that when you’re a competitive athlete you’re really striving towards or thinking about,” she says. “But once you retire and have time to reflect on your career and wonder what sort of impact your career made to sport in your country, something like this is just a huge compliment and confirms that you did have a positive impact.”

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Ridd, Elizabeth (Betty) May 17, 1939 - April 6, 2013 Betty passed away peacefully with her family by her side after a long illness at Christenson Village Care Facility in Gibsons, B.C., on April 6, 2013. Predeceased by her father (Merlin), mother (Margaret), brother (Bob), and sister-in-law (Ann), she is lovingly remembered by her husband Frank who made her laugh for 47 years; her children John (Roberta) and Kirsten (Edward Duynstee); grandchildren Grace, Abby and Molly; sister Helen Collinge (Wayne); brother-in-law Irv (Beverly); dear friend Lucy Hardy; nieces, nephews, step-grandchildren, extended family and many friends. Betty (Simpson) was born in Vancouver in 1939. A bright student at Magee High School, Betty graduated a year ahead of her peers. She received her CPS certification in 1959. This was followed by an exciting career as an executive secretary at CP Air from 1959 - 1971. While working at CP Air, Betty fuelled her adventurist spirit by extensively travelling the world. Many trips were made either independently, with friends or with Frank to Europe, Central and South America, Asia, the South Pacific, Australia, New Zealand and North America with Hawaii holding a special place in her heart. Betty married the love of her life, Frank in 1967. They moved to North Vancouver in 1970 settling on Hampshire Rd. in 1972 for the next 35 years. There they spent some of their happiest years together with many kids for John and Kirsten to play with, great friends and fabulous parties! It was a special street on which to raise a family. When John and Kirsten came along, Betty put her career on hold to become a full time mom, or rather, her version of a full time mom. During her 12 year ‘hiatus’ from the professional world, Betty played an integral role bringing French Immersion to North Vancouver Schools. Kirsten was in the first class to complete the immersion program beginning in 1978. A busy hockey mom, Betty passionately followed John’s long and decorated hockey career. When she wasn’t shuttling her kids around to their various activities, she was a dedicated volunteer at Cleveland Elementary School and Canyon Heights School and later the United Way. In 1983, Betty returned to the work force with Transport Canada as the Regional Coordinator for Employment Equity and later an Accounting Officer for the Human Resource Dept.. In 1991, she retired from Transport Canada to attend to her declining health. Betty’s joy came from Frank’s humour, her children, her grandchildren, her family, travelling the world, the symphony, reading, playing bridge, good food, fine art, summers in the Okanagan surrounded by family and friends, engaging in great conversation and above all a good laugh. In 2007 Frank and Betty moved to the Sunshine Coast to enjoy a slower pace of life and a killer view of the ocean. The family would like to thank Dr. Bella Hughan, the exceptional staff at St. Mary’s Hospital, Totem Lodge and Christenson Village Care Facility where she spent her final months. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of Canada, the Canadian Diabetes Association or the charity of your choice. There will be a private, family gathering at a later date.

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MAGNISON - Marilyn Joyce (nee Searle) April 24, 1939 - April 6, 2013

MACQUARRIE, Alexander Bates April 6, 1920 - April 7, 2013

Alex passed away peacefully at home in North Vancouver one day after celebrating his 93rd birthday with family and friends. He is survived by Lorna, his loving wife of 67 years, son Malcolm, daughter Janet (MacQuarrie-Kent), son-in-law Duncan Kent, beloved granddaughters Emily and Elizabeth, and many nieces and cousins. Alex was born in Piapot Saskatchewan during the years his parents Gregor and Minnie and his older brother Grant tried their hand at homesteading before moving back to Vancouver where he was raised. Alex graduated with a degree in Commerce from UBC in 1942, but his education was interrupted by WW II where he served as a Lieutenant in the Canadian Army overseas. Upon returning he received a degree in Law from UBC in 1949 as a member of the second graduating class. Alex was a founding partner of the law firm MacQuarrie, Hobkirk & McCurdy where he worked until his retirement in 1990. Alex was active in the community as a St. Andrews United Church elder, North Vancouver school trustee, provincial Liberal candidate, and Evergreen Kiwanian. Alex and Lorna travelled the world making lifelong friends wherever they went. Alex will be remembered for his sense of humour, his generosity to family and friends, and his fierce competitiveness at bridge and all other games. He loved their little cottage in Blaine. He lived life fully engaged and was always up for an adventure. Many thanks to Drs. Haaf, Bains and Crofts, to Jane and Christine, and to his wonderful caregivers in the last weeks of his life - Margie, Rosie, Sally and Peggy. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to Lions Gate Hospital, Dr. Paul Klimo Fund, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7L 2L7. A celebration of his life will be held Saturday, April 20, at 2:00 pm at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. George’s Avenue, North Vancouver.

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With heavy hearts we announce the unexpected passing of our wife, mother, gramma, aunt and friend on April 6, 2013. Joyce will be lovingly remembered by husband Marvin, children Marv Jr. (Vicki), Wade, Nadine (Serge), precious grandbabies Scott, Shane, Nolan, Jessica and Tyler and many relatives near and far. Friends and family are invited to a memorial service 10:00am on Monday, April 15 at First Memorial, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. Reception to follow at the Holiday Inn, 700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Joyce’s memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. “TTFN”!

OLMSTEAD - Norma Vaughan (nee Ryan)

Jan 11, 1924 - Mar 28, 2013 On March 28th our dear Norma passed away in Lions Gate Hospital at the age of 89. Norma was raised in Pincher Creek Alberta, where she had a happy childhood with her older sister Jean and younger brother Blake. Her parents, Paddy and Bessie Ryan, were so proud of her scholastic achievements - there wasn’t a subject in school that she didn’t excel at. She went on to get her degree in Honours Mathematics at the University of Alberta, unusual for women at that time. She made many friends at U of A and that is also where she met her husband of 63 years, Garth Olmstead. She worked as statistician in Edmonton until the birth of her first child, Timothy. In 1955 the family moved to North Vancouver, where daughters Nancy and Marney were born. Norma was a talented artist, creating oil and watercolor portraits, and she assisted Garth’s business activities with her accounting acumen. Norma was a loving, kind, sincere and hardworking mother and wife who devoted herself to her family. She was always thinking of what she could do for others, even up to her last days in hospital. We were blessed to have such a sweet angel in our lives, and we will miss her every day. Norma was predeceased by her parents Arthur and Elizabeth Ryan (nee Galbraith). She is survived by her husband Garth Olmstead, son Tim (Gwen), daughters Nancy (Gary) and Marney (Norm), grandchildren Emma, Sam, Meg and Joe, sister Jean Rutherford of Pentiction and brother Blake Ryan (Lorraine) of Cremona Alberta, and nieces and nephews in B.C., Alberta and California. Our thanks to our dear Izabela who cared for Norma in her final years. Thank you also to Dr. Colleen Lawlor and the doctors and nurses of the 4th and 7th floors of Lions Gate Hospital. We know Norma would like her friends to join the family at a ‘Celebration of Life’ at Capilano Golf and Country Club on Friday May 10th - 3 to 5 PM. In lieu of flowers a donation to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation would be appreciated.

STEWART, Therese Marguerite (nee Lajeunesse) Apr 17, 1921 - Mar 20, 2013 On the first day of spring, after almost 92 years of generous love and spirited resilience, our dear mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother peacefully slipped away from life at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. After raising three children on her own and a 30year career in psychiatric nursing, Teri shared a happy second marriage and sunny retirement with her husband, Jim, who pre-deceased her in 1996. She will be greatly missed by her children Michelle, Suzanne (Ted), and Robert; grandchildren Cheyne, Adam, Spencer, and Clinton; and greatgrandchildren Olivia, Ava, and Valentino. Teri was born in Debden Sask., the middle child of eleven, and is survived by her sister Juliette (Roger) Paquette and her brothers Jean Louis (Sandy) and Laurent. Teri lived her life with playful humour and vivacious style and leaves her family and friends many joyful memories to be cherished. In lieu of flowers donations can be made to the Memorial Society of BC. No service by request. A celebration of Teri’s life will be held at a later date. We will fondly miss your laughter, patience, and impish smile.

BURGON, Roger Stephen Francis Oct 24, 1942 - Apr 06, 2013 Roger Burgon succumbed to a two-year battle with cancer on April 6th. He is survived by his wife Fran and daughters Stephanie (Leslie) and Meredith, granddaughter Amelie, and grandson Jamie. Roger was licenced as Trustee in Bankruptcy and practiced as Receiver, Trustee and Corporate Restructuring Practitioner until his semi-retirement in 2005. He first practiced at Dunwoody, laterally as partner, and then as a partner at Pricewaterhouse Coopers and finally as partner at Grant Thornton. Roger sat on several committees as a volunteer with the Canadian Association of Insolvency and Restructuring Professionals (CAIRP), and was a past president of both his provincial insolvency association and of the Hollyburn Country Club. He was a candidate’s official agent in two federal elections and was a Leadership Chair for the United Way campaign. A memorial service to celebrate Roger’s life will be held at 3:00 pm on Thursday, April 18th at the Hollyburn Country Club, 950 Cross Creek Road, West Vancouver, BC. Donations to the Pender Island Health Care Society, at www.penderislandhealth.ca, would be kindly appreciated in lieu of flowers.

JERGENS, Martin Eric 1941 - 2013

WRIGHT, Robert Herman Oct 07, 1928 - Apr 05, 2013 Robert Wright (Grandpa Bob) born in Muniac NB, passed away in Penticton, BC after a short battle with cancer. Survived by the love of his life, wife of 56 years Jean, daughter Kathryn (Jerome) son Kelly (Diana) grandchildren Evelyn & Charlotte Cranston; Natalie & Andrew Wright. His first priority was always his family who loved him dearly & miss his wonderful stories & generous helping hand. Bob raised his family in North Vancouver where he made enduring friendships before retiring to Penticton in 1990. He was extremely well-respected in the trucking industry where many coworkers became lifelong friends. He was an honest, loyal, hard-working man whose great sense of humour made him the life of the party. Please remember him by sitting down with someone you care about: have a beer, share some laughs & talk about good times. No service by request. Donations to the Cdn. Cancer Soc. if desired.

Martin passed away peacefully at LGH April 7th 2013. He is survived by his loving wife Pauline, Son Randy, Daughter Karen, Son Stuart (Jamie), Grandson Sean, also his sister Maureen Crawford (Bill), niece Tracey Smith (Cam), their children Olivia and Aydan, niece Shelley Crawford (Pat), and brother Earl (Lesley). Martin was a founding member of the West Coast Railway Assoc. and after retiring from his business Burrard Mechanical he enjoyed helping to restore BC Electric Locomotive 960 at the West Coast Railway Heritage Park in Squamish. He also was a proud member of Hollyburn Masonic Lodge No.135 for 30 years. Another volunteer job that he loved was helping with the social activities for the Senior’s Hub at the Delbrook Recreation Centre. There will be a Celebration of Life April 21st, 2013 from 1 to 4 P.M. at the Holiday Inn 700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations can be made in Martin’s memory to the West Coast Railway Heritage Park or to the Seniors Hub Delbrook Recreation Center.

WEEKES - Jean Marjorie (nee Morton)

Age 90, of North Vancouver, B.C., died peacefully Sunday March 31 in Lions Gate Hospital, after a brief illness. Jean was born July 31, 1922 in Calgary, Alberta to the late William and Ethel Irene (Bradley)Morton. Her early youth was spent in Calgary and Regina but Winnipeg is what she always called home. She did her schooling there graduating from Kelvin High School and the Angus School of Commerce then. finding secretarial work before moving west to Vancouver with her parents in 1943 She had fond stories to tell of all the ‘boy’s who stayed at their home while on leave during the Second World War. It was while working at Imperial Oil that she met Lew, when he subbed on her bowling team. They married in 1953 and she moved into the house in North Vancouver, where she lived the next 60 years of her life. She threw herself into the role of housewife and mother to his daughter Michelle, and their children Hugh and Hilary. She was always proud to say she had three favourite children, a favourite son, a favourite daughter, and a favourite stepdaughter. Home life didn’t mean the end of her office skills however, as she ran a home office as secretary treasurer and bookkeeper for Lew’s photographic business while still baking the best chocolate chip cookies. She was known by many as ‘the cookie lady’. A keen fan of her family’s activities she was always a fixture on the sidelines and in the audiences. Her own activities included over 30 years of Friday 5 pin bowling, with the CKNW Orphans Fund leagues and seniors leagues at the North Shore Bowl. Jean was always quick with a smile and could bend your ear for hours regaling you with stories of her youth in Winnipeg and her 1933 family trip to Scotland. Jean is survived by her daughter and her husband, Michelle and Allen Michalchuk of Kamloops, B.C., her son and his wife, Hugh and Kathy of North Vancouver, B.C., and her daughter and her husband Hilary and Walter Schultz of Vancouver, B.C., seven grandchildren, Trevor and Aaron(Jessica) Michalchuk, Ian, Emily and Carolyn Weekes and Katie and Julie Schultz in addition to three greatgrandchildren. She is further survived by her brother Harold (Donalda) Morton of Winnipeg, Manitoba, nieces, nephews and many friends. In addition to her parents she was predeceased by her husband Llewellyn (2004). No service will be held by request with cremation arranged through the Memorial Society of B.C.. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit at B.C. Children’s Hospital or to Lions Gate Hospital. We would like to thank the staff of Lions Gate Hospital involved in her care in particular those on Ward 4 East.

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KOLETZKO, HEINZ G. 1927 - 2013

Of West Vancouver in the peaceful morning hours of April 8th, 2013, our beloved father and poppa passed away in North Vancouver, BC. He was born in Breslau, Germany on February 22nd, 1927, the son of Waldemar and Caroline Koletzko. Heinz was predeceased by the love of his life Helena Koletzko, sister Irmgard and son Hans J. Himmelsbach. Heinz was a chef extraordinaire. He orchestrated many meals for construction, logging and mining camps throughout the world. His final piece de resistance was retiring as chairman of the board for Cal Can Canus Catering Co. Heinz is survived by his son Rupert Himmelsbach (Debbie), grandsons Alex & Chris, sister Hannelore (Otto) Hartmann, brother Peter ( Mona ) Koletzko, and niece Gisela ( Steve ) Good. He will be missed sorely by his longtime friend Eric (Leonora) Spalt. Heinz was a great friend, a great chef and a great talker. A Funeral Service will be held on Wednesday, April 17th, 2013, 11:00am at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Dr. West Vancouver.

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QUELCH, David Alfred Jun 06, 1925 - Apr 06, 2013 Beloved husband of Vivien for 63 years, David passed away at the age of 87. Born in Moose Jaw, Sask., David moved to Vancouver in 1938. He spent two years overseas in the RCAF during WW II. His working life was spent in the pharmaceutical industry--first with Nestle and then Schering. Married in 1949, David and Vivien moved to W Van in 1951 to start their family. David is survived by his wife Vivien, daughter Barbara (Ron), son John (Susan) and grandchildren Allie, Peter, Douglas, Cameron and Graeme. He was predeceased by his daughter Jane, who died in 1973 at the age of 19. Our sincere gratitude for the excellent care David received from Dr. Michael Knight, Wendy Lea of VCH Home Care Nursing and the LGH Palliative staff. A private gathering to celebrate David’s life will take place at a later date.

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To place your birthday announcement visit

NSNews.com

To advertise in the North Shore News Classifieds call:

604-630-3300

~ Opened in 1987 ~

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

Jane & Pam 604-985-3783

4060 Boarding

MAPLE RIDGE Self Board Dry clean HORSE stall on 1.5 acre field, $150/mo. Or/With Bach ste = $700 incls utls. 604-761-6935

3507

Metaphysical

TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032

Mobile: #4486 www.truepsychics.ca

Purrrrrfect time to place your ad

Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

4020

Accounting

PART-TIME BOOKKEEPER West Van Law Firm Knowledge of accounting functions: payroll & trust accounting. Exp in PC Law preferred. Resume to ashcroftco@ashcroftlaw.com

Domestics

WANTED: HOUSEKEEPER Seeking a housekeeper for a private home in West Vancouver. 2 adults and 1 dog. Minimum of 2.5 days per week. Must be very reliable and honest. This is a long term opportunity. Refs required. Please reply to box N22 C/O North Shore News #100-126 E 15th Street., North Vancouver, BC V7L 2P9

1240

General Employment

F/T Truck Tire Technician for local tire company, valid BC DL. Will train, experience an asset. Good benefit package. Please fax or email resume & Driver’s Abstract to: 604-986-7399 kelly_crouse@kaltire.com

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

778-968-4400

Daycare Centres

TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE

3505

1205

NEED EXTRA INCOME

GUITAR LESSONS Classical • Jazz & Rock Guitar Acoustic or Electric

EMPLOYMENT 1230

PURE Bred Basset Hounds CKC vet check, ready April 15th. $1,200. 604-744-5439

3540

3040

1010 Announcements

raised, shots, dewormed, vet checked, $650 M&F 778-320-4255

tonychotem@shaw.ca

For best results please check your ad for accuracy the first day it appears. Refunds made only after 7 business days notice!

1010

YORKCHI’S 9 wks, tiny, family

Tutoring Services

1420 Oct. 14, 1932 - Apr. 13, 2012

Dogs

nsnews.com

Health Products & Services

My partner has dementia and I’m worried Q. she may wander. Is there anything I can do to ensure I’ll be contacted if she gets lost? The Safely Home Program has been A. designed to identify a person who is lost and to help them return home. Registered

participants receive an identification bracelet which they wear at all times. Should your family member wander away, anyone who finds that person can phone the 24-hour hotline number on the bracelet to get in touch with family members. There is a minimal monthly cost and some subsidies are available. For more information call 1-855-581-3794. Seniors’ One-Stop Information Line 604-983-3303 or 604-925-7474 North Shore Community Resources

1240

General Employment

HELP WANTED!!! $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers Needed To Judge Retail And Dining Establishments. Genuine Opportunity. PT/FT . Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified! www.MyShopperJobs.com

Molly Maid

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

1245

Health Care

CLINICAL Research Study Coordinator - West Vancouver Position available for part-time Study Coordinator at our West Vancouver site. RN, LPN, Clinical Research experience an asset. Apply on Website www.healthresearch.ca

1270

Office Personnel

OFFICE ASSISTANT

Busy North Van office is seeking 2 full time employees. Office Assistant and Receptionist. Successful applicants must be detailed & organized, with Excel and Word knowledge and pleasant telephone manner. Will train. Please forward resumes to: northvanoffice1@gmail.com

1285

Retail Sales

Full Time Office / Retail Echo’s Discontinued China and Silver

If you are looking for an interesting, exciting, fast paced work environment look no further. We have a full time office/retail position 4 -5 days a week (9-5) must be able to work Saturdays. Must have sales experience, computer, excellent phone skills, self motivated and the love of fine china and antiques. Send resume & cover letter to: info@echoschina.com

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.


A36 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 14, 2013

6015 4530

Travel Destinations

5505

summer contact Canadian expat family. tprior@rocketmail.com

5005

Accounting/ Bookkeeping

★ CATCH UP BOOKKEEPER ★ No stress, organize & maintain. No job too small 778-885-8500

5070

Money to Loan Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

Re: The estate of ELLEN MCALLISTER HOGG, also known as ELLEN HOGG, deceased, formerly of 108 – 843 22nd Street, West Vancouver, British Columbia, who died on September 15, 2012. Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others having claims against the estate of ELLEN MCALLISTER HOGG, also known as ELLEN HOGG are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to John McCarroll Hogg, the Executor of the estate, c/o Stevens & Company, PO Box 943, #326 – 198 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC, V9P 2G9 on or before May 24, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. John McCarroll Hogg Executor c/o Stevens & Company PO Box 943. #326 – 198 East Island Highway, Parksville, BC V9P2G9

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

Body Work

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-12

Langley/ Aldergrove

The Art of Asian Bodycare 7days, 10am-8pm, 604-980-8809 101-1075 Marine Dr, North Van

7010

Personals

Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm 604.986.8650 (by McKay) parking at rear

6030

Lots & Acreage

Appliances

ILAC APPLIANCE & VACUUMS

Sales • Service • We buy

604-987-7330

2035

Burial Plots

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

2060

Collectible typewriters $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $50, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies black coat $60, 604-985-1968 ELNA SEWING machine, fancy stitches. Call for details.. 604-982-1584

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

Apartments & Condos North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, corner, Lonsdale & 6, hardwood, storage, new paint, cat ok $1250, May 1, 604-986-4927 2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456 2 BR, nr Seabus, June 1, $1250 incls hotwater, heat, parking, gym Refs req’d. Call 604-984-9394 3 BR $1450 June 1st, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

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

RENTALS 604-980-3606

6065

Recreation Property

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

★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★Apr 15 Spacious 1 BR. Featuring large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, no pets.$960 604-983-0634 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

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

1 BR reno’d, clean, quiet, 2nd/St Andrews, $929, np, May 1, incl heat hw & prkg, 604-984-2148

Need a New Place?

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

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

2075

Furniture

FLEXSTEEL SOFA, like new $180. Excellent condition. 604-922-9598 W.Van FUTON, pine frame, good condition, hardly used in guest room, $90. 604-980-7146 LEATHER SOFA, ivory colour, like new, 94’’ long. $375 obo. Must sell 778-239-4656

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

2075

Furniture

DINING Table + much more. Real wood w/ 6 chairs + china cabinet $800; blue/grey sofa + love seat $700; 2 armchairs $150; coffee table $75; and much more. Call: (604) 921-9700 Traditional sofa, accent chair, carpet, drapes, sofa bed, artwork, exc condition, 604-970-8911

2118

Recycler

FREE FILL - Delivered for free. North & West Van. Minimum 5 yards. 604-985-4211

For Sale Miscellaneous

CANOE, GOOD condition, 16 ft, $500, 604-929-3535

2BDRM / 2BATH 2120 Argyle Ave, West Van. Spacious 1,450 sq ft suite available in the quiet luxury of the Ray Building. Unobstructed water views. new carpets, appliances. Large balc, 2 sec. park & storage, no pets $3,200/ Mo. email: dbprima@telus.net

Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms!

MARKETPLACE 2010

6505

6505-11

1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $965, May 1, 604-220-6817

NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE

1050 Marine Dr. North Van.

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

Apartments & Condos

★A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 2nd flr, North, $935 May 1. Carpets, drapes, ht, h/w, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745 Bach & 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br, $1595, 3 br $2100 604-990-2971, Weekends 778-227-5042

rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

6008 7005

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

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

Borrow Up To $25,000

RENTALS 6505

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

OUR BUDAPEST for your North Shore. Home/car swap. 3 weeks in

For Sale by Owner

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

FREE ITEMS, like new. Large fabric chair, double sofa, large pine dresser, misc items. N. Van 604-603-3533 KIDS BDRM ste, dresser w/mirror, headboard, night tables, boxspring/mattress. 604-929-1495 RETRO SWIVEL CHAIR, chocolate. Free you pick-up 778-773-2673

2135 MOBILITY SCOOTER Fortress 1700DT $1,900 obo 604-671-3996

LEATHER Couch, Chair & Ottoman $1500 Reduced to $900 Purchased Mar./2012 ($3350). Used very little by adult couple. email: pat-ed@shaw.ca

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

SOFA, TOP quality, from Brougham, 2 yrs old, paid $5000, sell $799. 778-834-6280

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

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

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

145 West Keith Road. Studio’s (Avail May 1) 1 BR’s (Avail Now & May 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Now) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356 PETS CONSIDERED, top flr, S. W. facing, high end, 2 br, 720 sq ft, Lower Lonsdale, 2 bath, f/p, bamboo h/w flrs, granite countertops, SS appls, $1700. Avail May 1st. Call Melvin 604-729-5809 WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, pool, np ns $920 778-865-7455

6505-12

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment 2BR $1740, water views, reno’d, h/w flrs, 2150 Bellevue, nr all amens, ns/np, 604-921-4384

AMBLESIDE TOWER

1 BR’s (Avail Now & May 1), 2 BR’s (Avail May 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 The Pink Palace on the Seawall

1 Bdrm & 3 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

www.parkroyaltowersapt.com

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

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

6515

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR top floor Duplex, 2 bath, 220 E 21st., N. Van, avail anytime. $1,575 no pets. 604-983-2407

6522

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

HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites www.lionsgatesuites.com

6525

Garages

GARAGE - 600sq ft - secure lane access Queensbury area $675 / Month. 604-985-5333

6540

Houses - Rent

1 BR House, Central Lons, newer paint/carp, 2 appls, carport, lrg yd, ns, np, $1245/mo, 778-865-7455

4BDRM/3BTH WEST VAN. 3-4 bdrm. Near Lighthouse Park. 5 appliances. Water view Pets OK $3,300 Monthly. 604-926-1124 WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets, Details @ 604-319-7674

LEGALS EARLY PUBLIC INPUT OPPORTUNITY

Development Information Open House

Subdivision Application 721 Westmoreland Crescent

Early Public Input Opportunity - (Revised) Rezoning Application Proposed 18 Unit Townhouse Development 2340-70 Western Avenue, North Vancouver

The City of North Vancouver has received a Subdivision Application to create one additional lot. The proposal would allow for two lots where there is currently one lot.

Interested members of the Public are invited to attend the Development information Open House with the Applicant for an early opportunity to review the proposal and offer comments.

A public meeting has been scheduled where interested members of the public will have an opportunity to learn about and respond to the proposal. This meeting enables early public input for the Approving Officer’s consideration.

Date: Time: Place:

Tuesday, April 16th, 2013 6:30pm - 8:30pm 2360 Western Avenue

Location: NVSD #44 Learning Centre (Lucas Center), North Vancouver Date:

Thursday, April 18, 2013

Time:

6 – 8 pm

Applicant

Jamie Harper Sterling Pacific Developments 5938 Marine drive, West Van BC, V7M 1H9 778-322-9340 Jamie@sterlingpacificdevelopments.com

City of North Vancouver

Colleen Perry, Development Officer Engineering, Parks and Environment 141 West 14th Street, N. Van, 604-983-7332 cperry@cnv.org

Project Location

Wanted to Buy

* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid ! Old Books Wanted also: Photos Postcards, Letters, Paintings. (no text books/encyclopedia) I pay cash. 604-737-0530

Applicant Contact

City of North Vancouver

Farzin Yadegari Farzin Yadegari Architect #100-2240 Chippendale Road West Vancouver, BC V7S 3J5 T: 778-340-4142 E: farzin@fyarch.ca

Barbara Westmacott, Planning Technician Community Development Department 141 West 14th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 T: 604.990.4216 E: bwestmacott@cnv.org


Sunday, April 14, 2013 - North Shore News - A37

6540

Houses - Rent

HOME SERVICES Appliance Repairs

8015

Office/Retail Rent

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

FURN BDRM in friendly home, with priv garden/pool, bus rte, May 1, $550/mth. 604-990-0903 FURN BDRMS $500 & $600incl utils& i/net. Upper Lonsdale, ns, working or student. 604-984-1258 FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BDRM ste, large, bright, quiet unfurnished, garden access, prkg, $1150 incls electric, heat, h/w, wd, near bus, 604-926-0798

1BDRM/1BATH BSMT SuIte North Van/Central, avail now. Large self-cont., d/w & laundry. Superb n’hood, quiet st, close to transit, Lonsdale & Blvd park, n/ s, n/p. Refs req’d. Sep. heat and basic cable incl, St parking, year lease prfrd. $950/Mo. email: janicejeff@shaw.ca 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 2 BR bsmt ste, new, bright, Lons./ 15th, 1/or2 $1000/$1100 + 1/4 utils, ns np, Ali 604-985-5283 2 BR bsmt ste, Upper Lonsdale, $995 incls gas/hydro, w/d, nr bus np, May 1 or 15. 604-985-4835 2 BR grd lvl, Deep Cove/Seymour Area, shared w/d. NS/NP, $1200 incls util, May 1st, 604-723-3654 2 BR, grnd lvl, West Van. 1,000sf, $1,250+util. yard, w/d, f/p, np, n/s, May 1st, suit exec 604-581-8494 2 BR VIEW ste, Brand New, 1,550sf+deck, shr’d wd, np/ns, nr seabus $2,250+util 604-441-8340

2BDRM/1BTH SUITE Available Now / May 1. Upper Lonsdale Clean bsmt suite. Separate entrance. W/D. Utils incl. N/S. Ref required. Small pets OK. $1,375 monthly. (778) 919-0701. 3 BR grnd flr ste, recently renovated, 1500 sf, Grand Blvd area, d/w, f/p, 2 car parking, $1750 + 1/2 utils, ns np 604-626-1626 West Van 1450 9th St, 3BR upr ste, 5 ppls, 2 ba, $2500 + 50% utils, avail Now, 604-220-9298

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

8055

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

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

Call Merry Maids.

It’s one less thing to worry about.

604-980-6100 www.merrymaids.ca

Stephen’s Janitorial Services Commerical/Residential North & West Van Contract Prices Avail

★ 30 Years Experience ★

604-980-1178

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562

8060

Concrete

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

EXP’D CEMENT Finisher. I can form, place & finish any concrete job. Peter 604-988-8856 anytime NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122

CONCRETE Repair/Epoxy and Polyurethane Injection Commercial/Residential Concrete Restoration. Repair, Strengthening and Waterproofing. Concrete Spall and Corrosion Repair. Cementious Grouting. Water Intrusion Solutions. Call 778-870-9965 or email: topguninjection@gmail.com

8071

Drafting/Design & Decorating

ANGUS CULLEY

6615

Wanted To Rent

Female in mid 50’s looking for a beautiful, peaceful, well maintained home, town home or spacious condominium, in West Vancouver, to care take and/or rent beginning June 1 (unfurnished or furnished). I am a former elementary school teacher who has been care taking a large West Vancouver family estate, after the passing of my beloved mother. I am extremely responsible and conscientious and enjoy keeping a quiet, immaculate, clean home. I am looking for a special residence to lovingly care for, as if it were my own, and begin a new life. No pets and non-smoking. Excellent credit history. Please call 604 922-7880. SENIOR GENTLEMAN with small dog looking for a BSMT SUITE in West Van. Reasonable rent in exchange for light house duties. Call 778-773-0022

6620

Warehouse/ Commercial

LEASE WOODWORKING shop space 2,400 SF, for shared rent West 3rd St. North Van. Avail immed. Call or text 604-209-5662

Drywall

8125

Gutters

8155

Landscaping

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

BEAUTIFUL 6 bdrm home Chartwell Cres, walk to Sentinel & Chartwell schools. 3 car garage, pool & million dollar view. $6000. Call Afsaneh 604-762-1925

6565

8075

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

8080

• Design • Drawings • Permits • Supervision

culley.ca 604 669 6339

8073

Drainage

TROY TEATHER DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

8075

Drywall

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

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

#18405 Electrician Best Rates,

Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 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 Mini Excavator, Bob Cats, Dump Truck, Trailer, Soil & Gravel, Drainge & Demo, 604-220-3316

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

8130

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT

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

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

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

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677

8135

Hauling

Lawn & Garden

Seymour Lawn Maintenance

(Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control)

Aeration Lawn Cutting

$45.00* $23.00*

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

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

8150

Kitchens/Baths

www.RenoRite.com

Save Your Dollars

• • • •

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8155

~ Any size job ~

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Masonry

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* Prices Based on 2000sq.ft. + HST

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Gutters

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Electrical

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8160

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8255

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Sunday, April 14, 2013 - North Shore News - A39

Collectibles & Classics

9110

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9160

Sports & Imports

9160

Sports & Imports

NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS

OAC

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1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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 leather, immaculate. $14,850

9125

2005 Honda Gold Wing Trike GL 1800 30th Anniversary Edition, Silver 17,677 Miles Clear Title One Owner - $12,500. For any questions. email: jessie4603@gmail.com or call (250) 828-7184

Domestic

Scrap Car Removal

9145

FREE

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9173 1997 ACURA CL, cool, leather, sunroof 146K kms, lady driven, $4400 obo 604-984-4490

2006 Mitsubishi Lancer. Mfr wrty until 2016. Ralliart Ed. Auto, recent brks/tires, 116k KM. 1 owner. All records avail. $7,900 OBO. 604.340.3145

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9155

Luxury Cars

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

NOW $35,900

NOW $25,900

STK 951940 WAS $27,900

08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD

12 FORD EXPEDITION MAX LTD

STK 952160

WAS $25,900

STK 952230 WAS $48,900

10 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA

04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB

Leather, loaded.

Hardtop, 6spd.

9515

Hemi, nav, loaded.

Boats

Leather, navigation.

NOW $45,900

4x4, Hemi, super clean.

STK 952250

WAS $25,900

NOW $23,900

STK 951851 WAS $16,900

NOW $13,900

Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720

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

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

9129

2006 CHEVY Express cargo van, 5.3L, 140 K kms (hwy), good cond. $6900. 604-983-0920

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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

06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8

STK 951861 WAS $38,900

NOW $22,900

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE: 604-872-0109

09 CHEV SILVERADO LT DURAMAX CREW CAB 4X4

Vans

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For more information on these cars & others call Ted

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $42,900, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

9522

RV’s/Trailers

12 AUDI A3 TDI

05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT 4x4, V8, auto, loaded.

Loaded, diesel, only 8,000kms.

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

13 FORD MUSTANG GT CONVERT.

STK R05971 WAS $33,900

STK 952100 WAS $39,900

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

NOW $32,900

V6, 5spd, convertible.

NOW $16,900

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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

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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)

Leather, auto.

NOW $29,900

NOW $37,900

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

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2011-2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2011-2012 Nissan Maxima 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go Leather, sunroof, C7446 2500 & 3500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 From $17,499 $24,999 From $24,999

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2012 Subaru Forester

2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2012 Mazda 3 Sedan

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From $12,499

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

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

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

6 spd manual, sunroof, leather. Stk# 13209B

$23,980

2011 Ford F350 XLT From $24,999

2010 Mitsubishi RVR AWD, pwr group, auto, a/c, CD, T5211

$20,499

2010-2011 Ford Escape AWD Leather, sunroof

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

$16,999

2012 Ford Focus SEL

Hatchback, leather, sunroof, loaded, 11,200kms, C8403

$19,499

2011 Ford Flex LTD

AWD, leather, sunroof, & more. T4791

$28,999

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab

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4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms, Stk# P5726

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2008 - 2010 GM & Ford 3/4 Ton Cargo Vans From $14,999

2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Sunroof, mags

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

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

$19,995

2011 BMW 328i

Convertible, loaded, leather, nav, Bluetooth Stk# 13130A

$44,995

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

From $11,499

2008 Dodge Charger R/T

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

2012 Jeep Liberty

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

Black on black, leather, sunroof, Hemi. Stk# P5817

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

2008 Smart Car

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab

Northshore

$32,995

1-877-212-0735

$21,995

2011-2012 Jeep Wrangler

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

From $24,999

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

711B West 14th Street, North Vancouver

604-924-1080 Sales • Leasing • Rentals

NOW $61,900

4x4, loaded.

2011 Mazda 2

$21,995

2010 Jeep Commander

STK 952190 WAS $38,900

4x4, rare, 6.2L V8, loaded.

$39,995

2012 Nissan Altima 2.5

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport

2011 Nissan Sentra Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

11 GMC YUKON SLE

STK CD04791 WAS $64,900

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

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

2009 Audi A3 2.0T

4x4, crew cab, 57,400kms, T4484

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE EXT

$11,995

Low kms, loaded, park assist. Stk# 13218A

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

ON THE SPOT FINANCING

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D#30625

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