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Candles cause NV suite fire

IT appears to be unattended candles that led to a fire and several residents losing their homes on Friday. North Vancouver City Fire Department responded to the apartment building on the 300-block of East First Street around 8:30 a.m. Friday when someone reported smoke coming from a main floor unit. “Crews went in and did an interior attack and knocked the fire down. It was contained to one suite,” said Fire Chief Dan Pistilli. “The suite is heavily damaged and there’s smoke damage to three (units).” The fire originated near burning candles, Pistilli said. Emergency Social Services have put the affected residents up in local hotels for 72 hours. No one was harmed in the blaze. “We had to rescue a couple pets but all the tenants were self-evacuated by the time we arrived,” Pistilli said. — Brent Richter

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ROBYN Jones cradles her cat, Titus, as she talks to City of North Vancouver firefighter Capt. Jim Barbieri about when she can get back into her East Third Street apartment after a fire Friday morning.

Cop sues Kash Heed and the WVPD

Suit accuses bosses of ‘willful misconduct’ in complaint investigation Jane Seyd

A West Vancouver police officer is suing his department and former West Vancouver police chief and former solicitor general Kash Heed for putting him through the wringer with a police complaint he says his bosses should never have pursued. Const. Michael Bruce filed the lawsuit against Heed, the West Vancouver Police Department and another police inspector, Sheila Sullivan, in B.C.

Supreme Court April 15. Bruce said in court documents the complaint — which took four years to resolve — left him with stress, anxiety and a $27,000 legal bill. All of the more serious charges of misconduct against him were eventually dismissed. In 2008, Bruce was investigating a credit card fraud in West Vancouver when he was hit with allegations that he had forged a witness’s signature on a photo line-up, then lied about it to department investigators. Senior members of the department looked into the allegations, eventually concluding there wasn’t enough evidence to support them. But according to Bruce’s lawsuit, Heed intervened, and insisted the case be forwarded to B.C.’s Office of Police Complaints Commission. In 2009, Heed resigned to enter politics and Acting Chief Constable Jim Almas was still reviewing the file when Sullivan “maliciously” sent the complaint to the police complaints office “knowing that by forwarding the investigation to the OPCC it would be approved for further investigation and charges,” according to

the lawsuit. The investigation took four years before all serious charges were dropped. The only charge upheld involved Bruce’s failure to keep proper notes, for which he received a one-day suspension. In the lawsuit, Bruce accused Heed and Sullivan of “gross negligence and malicious and willful misconduct” in allowing the complaint to go forward. He said both senior police officers “failed to exercise reasonable care, skill and professional judgment in their investigation of the allegations,” adding that they ignored witness statements that would have exonerated Bruce and “interviewed in a manner that was patently unfair. . . .” The police department has not yet filed a statement of defence. Bruce’s father, former West Vancouver staff sergeant Doug Bruce, also previously sued Heed for defamation claiming comments he made implied Bruce was using sick leave as a way to avoid facing his own disciplinary hearing in 2008. His lawsuit was dropped in August of last year.

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Can King Ralph be dethroned? E


B.C. Liberals have held this affluent riding for 21 years



Jane Seyd

THE riding of West Vancouver Capilano includes some of the choicest real estate in the Lower Mainland, from Ambleside waterfront to the British Properties, Edgemont Village and even a chunk of upper Lonsdale. It’s an affluent area, where 74 per cent of the residents own their own homes. In a place where the benchmark price for a detached house hovers around $1.7 million, that’s saying something. Household income in the riding is around $114,000 a year — about double the B.C. average. It’s a whitecollar area, dominated by professionals and business managers. It’s also a rapidly aging riding. According to the 2006 census, more than 20 per cent of the riding is over 65. The 2011 census ranked West Vancouver as a whole as the 12th oldest area in B.C. with more than 25 per cent of the population 65 or older. Not surprisingly, West Vancouver-Capilano’s older, richer demographic have made it one of the safest Liberal seats in the province, according to many pundits. “It’s one of the few areas of the province where the B.C. Liberals are retaining support,” said political commentator and retired political science professor Norman Ruff, who isn’t predicting any upsets on election night in this riding. “It’s about income,” said David Laycock, professor of political science at Simon Fraser University. “It’s a classic example of how higher income individuals in a polarized party system are going to support the centre right.” In the last provincial election, Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan cruised to victory with 67 per cent of the votes cast — one of the highest percentages of popular vote in the province. Liberals, including Ralph Sultan and the late Jeremy Dalton, have held the seat since 1991, following the collapse of the Social Credit Party. About 58 per cent of the 39,000 eligible voters turned out to cast ballots in the last election. Ralph Sultan B.C. Liberal Party Veteran MLA Ralph Sultan has held the seat for the Liberals since 2001. He was recently promoted to cabinet as minister of state for seniors and minister of advanced education. Sultan says he’s running for election again because he enjoys the job and is good at it. He’s also running because, “I dread the possibility of the NDP governing this province” — not that he thinks his own party is perfect. Sultan says he was in favour of the HST, but points to the way the tax was explained and implemented as a political debacle. “It was good policy, terrible politics,” he says. But beyond that controversy, Sultan says, “This government has gotten the basics right.” The Liberals have lowered taxes significantly, he says, making B.C. a desirable place to invest in. Sultan acknowledges the provincial debt has risen, but points to much of that as going to finance infrastructure. Bringing in all-day kindergarten was a “master stroke” of the government, he says. Sultan says he’s working to make sure the Liberals get re-elected to government. But if they don’t and he remains an MLA, Sultan says he can still be an effective voice for his riding. “I’ve been on the backbench so long, I know what it’s like to be on the outside.” Terry Platt B.C. New Democratic Party Perennial NDP hopeful Terry Platt says she’s running again in West Vancouver-Capilano because she loves politics and wants to give people a choice on the ballot. “I’m there to give people a choice. An actual choice,” says Platt, a B.C. Ferries worker and longtime West Vancouver resident. This will be the third time Platt has put her name forward for the NDP provincially in West Vancouver, in addition to running once as a federal candidate. Platt says she’s running “because I am a strong believer in the NDP core values — equality of the person, dignity and working together.” “It is assumed, not always correctly, that everyone who lives here is rolling in bucks,” she says. But that’s not true for everyone, she says. Platt agrees that current MLA Ralph Sultan is “well respected.”

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THE electoral district of West Vancouver-Capilano is one of the more affluent in B.C. Its homeowners are also older than average. “He’s got more common sense in his pinky that the whole B.C. Liberal Party does.” But she says her party can do better. Despite garnering less than 15 per cent of the vote last time, Platt says she’s not giving up and is taking her challenge seriously. “There are a lot of people in West VancouverCapilano who are saying ‘Hey, hold on a second here, it’s time for a change.’” David Jones. B.C. Conservatives David Jones, the Conservative candidate in WestVancouver Capilano, said he’s running because he wants to do something about issues he cares about. “I can choose to sit back and complain or I can choose to do something about it,” he says. Jones would like to develop industries like high tech in the province so as to not be so reliant on resource extraction and low-paying service-sector employment. He’d like to see a more stable economy and a more streamlined tax system. His party is proposing to balance the budget in the next fiscal year, he says. “There is no phantom income, there is no liquidation of assets to achieve it.” “Don’t spend what you don’t have,” is a philosophy that resonates with Jones. At 44, Jones is also concerned with the plight of young people. “Most parties don’t have under-45s on their radar, because they don’t vote,” he said. But that demographic is losing ground more rapidly than older generations, he said. On the North Shore, “some of them are stuck in their parents’ houses because they can’t afford to live anywhere else.” He would like to see $10/day childcare in the province. Active in his Conservative riding association for the past 17 years, Jones has volunteered for the Coho Festival and runs a design-build company, Magellan. Michael Markwick Independent Michael Markwick, a professor in the school of communication at Capilano University, says he’s running for election because his involvement in a variety of social issues has “made it unavoidable for me to run. “I’m running out of necessity,” says Markwick, who says too many people feel the issues facing the province are too big and too intimidating to tackle.

Markwick says he’d like to change that by encouraging people to get engaged again in the democratic process. Markwick says it’s important for him to run as an independent, despite the uphill battle he faces. He cites the example of independent MLA Vicki Huntington as an inspiration. “She’s shown the possibility of an MLA who is there just for the constituency,” he says. “I couldn’t be responsive to the needs of our constituency if I was under the leash of a party leader.” Markwick says he’s an economic conservative but is concerned about social issues like homelessness. “There are students coming to university who are living in their vans,” he says. More importantly, says Markwick, he’d like to see the community set the agenda for their politicians. “I don’t believe the government should be doing things for us. I believe they should be doing things with us,” he says. Tunya Audain Libertarian Tunya Audain has run as a Libertarian at provincial, federal and municipal levels for the past 40 years. Other parties all endorse “big central government,” says Audain. “They want government control, government power.” Libertarians reject that, she says, believing in “independence of the individual, independence of business and of charity” and as little government regulation as possible. Fundamentally, “We don’t believe in redistributing income through the welfare state,” says Audain. “People are being enslaved and made dependent on government. They just accept we’re going to have all of these freebies.” Audain says she’s seen a big transition from the days when she was young, when she says more people were self-sufficient and didn’t lean on government. “I’m really concerned about the young people,” she says. “They don’t know what it means to struggle and be self-sufficient. They don’t even know what a balanced budget is.” Audain says private health care should be allowed for those who want to buy it. She’d also like to see more private education options for families to choose from, with funding following the students. North Vancouver-Seymour profile runs Wednesday, April 24

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DNV stratas can’t stop future rentals Brent Richter

STRATA councils in newer buildings in the District of North Vancouver won’t have the same power to tell their members who can and can’t rent out their units following a change of bylaws at district hall.

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Council voted unanimously Monday night to adopt a bylaw that states no strata council may enact bylaws that restrict the amount of units that can be rented in a development. The goal of the change is to maintain a healthy stock of rental housing options in the district, since few purpose-built rental buildings have been constructed since the 1970s, and existing ones are threatened by redevelopment with new condos. “I think this policy addition . . . is going to go a long way to ensuring a viable rental stock in the future,” said Coun. Roger Bassam. “I’m looking forward to the results of this in 20 years when my kids are looking for an apartment.” While the vote in favour of the change was 7-0, there was some reticence among council members to wade into putting new regulations on what is otherwise the jurisdiction of stratas. “I really believe that this is a bit of an intrusion into the free market of real estate properties. I certainly understand and sympathize with the objectives that are in place,” Coun. Alan Nixon said before throwing his support behind the bylaw. Coun. Mike Little said he too was leery about regulating strata decisions, but he said, renters face bias in the housing market. “At the end of the day, I think that the discrimination against rental tenants is unfair,” he said. Beyond that, Little said he’d like to see the district’s neighbours in the City of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver adopt similar policies to address the threatened rental housing across the North Shore. The new rules would apply to every future multi-family project in the district, including the several large ones already under consideration. The policy has been reviewed by the district’s lawyers, a district staff report notes.

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Bridge sidewalks to be wider Ironworkers’ upgrade to be tendered in June

Brent Richter

CYCLISTS traversing the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing will find they have a little bit more elbow room in 2015. The notoriously slim sidewalks are due to be widened from the current 1.2 metres to 2.5 metres, the province announced on Monday, the day before the official start of the 2013 general election. Beyond the roomier pedestrian sidewalk/bike paths, the bridge will get a new threemetre high safety fence and a

switch to energy efficient LED lighting. “TheIronWorkersMemorial Bridge is a vital transportation link for North Shore residents going to and from Vancouver. These upgrades will make commuting safer for cyclists and pedestrians,” said North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto in a B.C. Liberal government caucus press release. The release did not specify how much the bridge improvements will cost or how it will be funded. That informationwillonlybeavailable after the tendering process is complete, according to the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure. Regardless of the ambiguous funding, the news is welcomed with open arms by HUB, a Metro Vancouver cycling advocacy group. “For a long time, we have been encouraging

improvements because, at the moment, the sidewalks are shared with pedestrians and bikes. They’re very narrow. You can’t actually pass people safely,” said Erin O’Melinn, HUB’s executive director By opening up the bridge, the province will make it more appealing for people to hop on their bikes and see what’s on the other side, O’Melinn added. “There are a lot of great destinations on both sides of that bridge, and there might be somebody that’s just starting to ride and it’s really not welcoming. The surfacing of the sidewalk is quite uneven,” she said. “It’s not particularly comfortable. I’m someone that rides every day and if I feel that way, I can only imagine what people feel if they don’t ride regularly.” HUB has been lobbying the province,alongwithVancouver, Burnaby and North Vancouver

WVPD busts Properties grow-op Brent Richter

FOUR people have been arrested in connection with a marijuana grow-op bust in the wealthy British Properties neighbourhood. After a neighbour reported “suspicious odours” coming from a home in the 700-block of Eyremount Drive in late February, West Vancouver Police Department patrol team members began an investigation and brought in BC Hydro technicians for assistance. Investigators carried out a search warrant on Wednesday, resulting in the seizure of a loaded 9millimetre pistol, a second loaded magazine and approximately 1,100 marijuana plants.

Police arrested a 73-year-old West Vancouver woman and a 29-year-old Burnaby man during the raid and are recommending charges of production of a controlled substance, theft of electricity, possession of stolen property, possession of a firearm without a licence and improper storage of a firearm. Both suspects have since been released and are due back in North Vancouver provincial court on May 22. Police nabbed two other women, 19 and 29, after they were spotted leaving the residence. Police are recommending charges of possession of a controlled substance for the women, both Coquitlam residents. They have been released on a Promise to Appear at North Vancouver provincial court in July. Police are not releasing the suspects’ names until Crown counsel has formally laid charges.


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to improve the bridge for years and while the news is welcome, there are some lingering requests for the project. Specifically, the group would like to see the construction schedule mitigated so there will be maximum accessibility for cyclists during work or, failing that, a shuttle system set up to safely escort riders across the bridge. The group would also like improved connections on and off the bridge. “Currently, it’s quite hard to know where to go. The wayfinding is not intuitive and not adequate,” O’Melinn said. The project is expected to be tendered in June with work expected to begin later this summer.

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NOTHER April 20, another 4/20 rally in which recreational pot enthusiasts gather en masse, light up their doobies in defiance of the man, and let the world know they think marijuana should be legal, or at least decriminalized. It may seem like a juvenile act of insubordination, but the 4/20 rallies have evolved from futile gatherings and spawned a larger and far more credible pro-marijuana legalization campaign. The movement to reform the country’s ridiculous pot laws now wears a suit or lab coat, not a Bob Marley T-shirt. It has become tedious making the intellectual argument year after year that on a legal, public health and safety level our existing laws make no sense. But Stop the Violence B.C., the group of like-minded doctors, academics and law enforcement professionals

You said it “We understand that you can’t own (your) view but you sure as heck pay for it.” First Street resident Michael Binkley discusses the drop in his property value following Port Metro Vancouver’s approval of Richardson International’s plan to build a bank of 17-storey grain silos in Moodyville (from an April 17 news story). ••• “They’ve found a tiny bit of money, $23,000, in their end of the year budget, and they’re throwing it at us.” District of West Vancouver Coun. Nora Gambioli blasts the Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure for possibly leaving the municipality with the lifetime maintenance costs for a new sound barrier at Gleneagles elementary (from an April 14 news story). ••• “No one deserves to die that way.” Ethel Maguire reads her victim impact statement at the B.C. Supreme Court sentencinghearingofAlexander LaGlace, who had pled guilty to manslaughter after stabbing Tammy Lynn Cordone, Maguire’s sister (from an April 19 news story).

pushing to legalize the drug, continue to add high-profile names to the list of converts willing to go public with their arguments. According to recent polls released by STVBC, the vast majority of British Columbians are on-side with a legalization and taxation model for marijuana policy. The rest of Canada is not far behind either. We’ve seen a trend of politicians “coming out” as pro-legalization only after they’re out of office, or supporting it in name only when they are trying to get elected. It’s the ones in power now who need to look at the overwhelming evidence that it’s time for reform. So go ahead and have the rallies, they look like fun. But if the war is to be won any time soon, it’s going to have to happen in the halls of power — and they don’t let you smoke in there.

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You might not care about politics, but politics cares about you. — Daniel Fontaine

INTO the election fray at last. A canvass around North Vancouver this past week indicates it’s apparent that many of us are now searching for a new place to bank our vote after what feels like a generation in power by the B.C. Liberals. Similar to the end of the Trudeau, Mulroney and Chretien eras federally, there’s a strong sense of “it’s time to get the bums out” provincially. But it’s never quite that easy. It’s reminiscent of 1972 when the old Socreds under WAC Bennett staggered out of gas and ideas after an epic reign. As Rod Mickleburgh and Geoff Meggs recount in their recent book The Art of the Impossible, that’s what brought Dave Barrett into office in 1972. Oddly enough, B.C. elections used to have a pretty wide swatch


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Trevor Carolan of alternatives to choose from: remember Dr. Scott Wallace and the Progressive Conservatives? Pat McGeer, Allan Williams, Garde Gardom, Russ Fraser and the old B.C. Liberals? All worthy choices — plus the usual minority interests. That was in addition to the Socreds and NDP. In North VancouverSeymour, we’ve suddenly got the most talented range of candidates to choose from provincially in more than a quarter-century. Clearly, this rapidly growing area has

become worth fighting over. Incumbent MLAs always have an edge, but Liberal Jane Thornthwaite faces character issues after a runin with the law during her term, and the contenders to replace her are convincing, committed and attractive. It should be a real scrap. Thornthwaite’s office is at 1233 Lynn Valley Road. Jim Hanson heads the pack. A lawyer with Blueridge neighbours and two teens at Windsor secondary, he’s been working hard in the background for months. Expect him to do well. Seymour has never had an NDP challenger of his ability, organizational savvy, and local street-smarts before. Hanson dresses sharp and reminds you a little of Andrew Saxton, the federal Conservative MP here. That could make a lot of seniors feel more comfortable. He’s fit — a marathoner — intelligent, and has an easygoing disposition. He’d have clout in an NDP government — an appealing proposition in a

riding that for too long has been taken for granted as a safe, reliable backwater by the Liberals. His campaign office is on Deep Cove in the old church down from The Raven and there was good opening-day energy there last Sunday. Locals were writing out cheques for this guy — always a positive sign for a candidate. For those fed up with the Liberals but who can’t go NDP, there’s likeable Jaime Webbe. Running as an Independent, she packs an impressive resume — seven years working at the U.N. in New York and experience with World Bank-sponsored environmental projects in the developing world. A trained geographer, she’s a bright newcomer on the scene. A resident of Woodlands on Burrard Inlet, Webbe grew up in Dollarton and knows the riding well. She’s a mum with youngsters, keeps herself in shape, and at her campaign launch, family and friends from the area were looking out for her. That’s a good start. You’d

think her a natural Green, but she’s insistent on voting her conscience, not towing a pre-ordained line. Webbe makes a refreshing, realistic alternative for voters with gender and eco-sustainability preferences. Her office is beside Deep Cove Music, corner of Deep Cove Road and Seymour Parkway. More than a few neighbours at Parkgate and in Deep Cove have asked about the B.C. Conservatives. Brian Wilson is carrying their banner. The Garson Graham grad has regional executive experience with the party, is a local business owner, has helped raise four kids, and is a member of numerous North Vancouver community organizations, so he’s assured of an audience for the B.C. Conservative fiscal message — a party again trending upward in the polls. Wilson says he’s always been a Conservative and believes that B.C. needs a significant change in direction and

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

The fundamental things apply as dogs

BENEATH the furry coat of every dog beats a surprisingly fervent heart.

Dogs like what they like, and they like it a lot. You can’t make a hand-licking spaniel out of an aloof shar-pei, or a whipfast greyhound out of a stubby bulldog. That’s why research is necessary before you buy a dog, unless you’re sufficiently kind-hearted to take whatever you find at the pound. If so, more power to you. We did the pound thing once and got a lovably nutty coonhound pup. Her life’s mission was finally realized when we moved from Calgary to Lynn Valley and a family of raccoons made the mistake of living under our deck. There was no bloodshed, just extraordinary baying and gratuitous treeing. She instinctively knew what she’d been bred to do, and she did it well. Experts say that all dogs need a job. It’s not enough

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Kate Zimmerman for them to loaf around your house like an unemployed relative — their lives need purpose beyond our entertainment, and each breed has a specific purpose, whether it be chasing rats, herding sheep or retrieving birds. Our current dog’s apparent raison d’être is somewhat useless, but diverting. A retriever-lab cross, Stella, now 18 months old, became obsessed with retrieving balls early on and can now catch

as well as a junior league baseball player. Her idea of bliss, inasmuch as dogs have any ideas whatsoever, was an afternoon spent squatting at the edge of a creek, waiting to have a ball sail over her head so she could jump in after it. That was her pleasure in life — at least, until she fell in love. It was Aries who took her fancy. A rambunctious golden doodle whose owners are friends with our daughter, Aries was Stella’s first chum. What seemed like mere enthusiasm on her part has blossomed into passion, a desire that’s wreaking havoc at our place. Stella first leapt a fence for Aries a few months ago, when she evidently got a whiff of him from across the street through our wooden front patio fence. The patio gate was then only three feet high, so we got a taller gate, and the problem appeared to be solved. A couple of months ago, it was time to replace our back yard fence, which had been rained on so steadily over

the years that it was about to throw in the towel. Hardy professionals came over and put up a new one in a couple of days. Now we had a sturdy five-foot-eight-inch cedar fence protecting us from the green space and bears beyond the yard and below them, the constant traffic on Highway 1. We’d had a gate installed in the fence to avail ourselves of that little forest walk, which is probably why Stella began to take a keen interest in what was back there. One day, what was back there was Aries, having a jaunt with one of his owners. A mere scent of his manly dander, and our dog vanished. We couldn’t figure out how she had escaped. Surely she couldn’t clear an almost six-foot-tall fence? She must have used a stump to propel herself over it, we agreed, and my husband Stanley did his best to obliterate the stump to keep her in. No dice. Stella went missing

again soon afterward, during another of Aries’ green space walkabouts. We had no idea where she was. I called her and called her, and finally shouted an invitation to go for a walk with her ball. Shortly afterward, we watched through the living room window as she clambered back over the fence using her front legs as if they were arms and armpits, like a deft teenager sneaking into the family compound hours after curfew. So Stanley added a foot of lattice to the most vulnerable parts of the fence. This morning, the tantalizing Aries apparently trotted by again. Shortly afterward, his owner called to say that Stella had scrambled out once more and barrelled down the path after them. Stanley is now fastening plastic panels to the cedar boards, in hopes that their surface will be too slippery for our love-crazed girl. Aries’ owner suggests that we let

them play more often, so Stella’s romantic cravings will be sated, but I remember myself as an adolescent girl and have my doubts. I was 13 when I met my first boyfriend. He completely consumed my thoughts, despite the fact that a few years later it was no surprise when I heard he’d just come out of the closet. Stella seems almost as silly as I was, given her Harriet Houdini antics. I can even picture her doodling “Mrs. Stella Aries” in pee on some grassy notebook. Aries is a nice fellow. He’s tall and handsome. He’s been fixed, and so has she, so there will be no shotgun wedding. He enjoys her company, tolerates her literal browbeating, and doesn’t begrudge it when she steals his ball. It looks like a match to me. But there’s poor Stanley, out at 8 p.m., still working away at the fence.


‘Community use’ usurps waterfront Dear Editor: West Vancouver’s announcement that waterfront properties between 13th and 18th streets will be dedicated as a park should be pleasing news. However, the zoning changes proposed favour development, not protection of a park. Further, these changes are only a week and one council meeting from being done. West Van residents should be alerted and alarmed. The motion before council, suddenly thrust into a public hearing scheduled for Monday evening will, in one sweeping action, amend the official community plan, create a new “community use” zoning (CU5), and apply that zoning to the Ambleside waterfront. But the proposed new zoning allows for future “accessory uses” that are completely out of scale compared with current use and most residents’ ideas of a park. Fully developed, they will totally change the nature of the waterfront park lands. Proposed accessory uses in the new zoning include: ■ a large, 6,000 square-foot restaurant (roughly the size of Beach House at Dundarave); ■ a bar (a “liquor primary premises”) of 75 seats and 20 tables (comparable in size to a restaurant, such as Carmelo’s); ■ two equipment rental concessions; ■ two more food concessions;

■ a ferry dock and terminal; ■ a child care facility; and, ■ one or more arts facilities, each 5,000 square feet (these do not include the proposed new art gallery). The total would allow eight or more buildings with up to 20,000 sq. ft. in these five blocks of waterfront. The effect of these “accessory uses” will be to encourage development, not preserve park lands. Dedication of the lands as park does not prohibit any of these uses. The proposal claims these changes reflect the expressed wishes of West Vancouver residents, and were provided in feedback received from the recent Activate Ambleside program. I participated in this program. It consisted of a few display boards at several “open houses.” We are told that 300 people attended. I do not believe the program expressed the wishes of residents. But equally important is that the program contained no hint of the scale of allowable development that is now suddenly thrust upon us. I urge West Van residents to quickly learn more about these out-of-scale OCP and zoning changes, and to express your views about future Ambleside development to Council before or at the Public Meeting on Monday. Rob Morris West Vancouver

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A8 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 21, 2013

The bears are back in town

Black bear society asks residents to manage attractants responsibly Christine Lyon

IT’S the time of year when Christine Miller starts fielding phone calls from North Shore residents who have spotted bears in the neighbourhood or have seen the telltale signs of their presence.

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“We get a lot of calls from people saying ‘Somebody’s garbage is strewn in my yard,’” says Miller, education coordinator for the North Shore Black Bear Society. April typically marks the beginning of black bear season on the North Shore — the time of year when the animals are not hibernating. Miller reminds residents to properly manage their garbage and other bear attractants to reduce the likelihood of human-bear conflicts as the animals wander into urban areas in search of a meal. Bears are mainly drawn to our garbage, Miller says, but fruit trees, berry bushes, bird feeders, pet food and barbecues are also enticers. She advises residents to store trash cans indoors until collection day. District of North Vancouver residents have the option to purchase a bear-resistant garbage container for $199 from the municipality. “The bears would figure out that they can’t get into the garbage, so they wouldn’t continue coming,” Miller explains. For those who participate in the Green Can Program, Miller suggests freezing organic food waste before leaving it at the curb to make it more difficult for bears to sniff out. “They can find frozen food too, but you’re certainly increasing the chances of it being collected safely before the bear gets it if it’s frozen.” District of West Vancouver residents can face a $100 fine for placing garbage curbside prior to 5 a.m. and the fine for not storing wildlife attractants responsibly is $300. Similarly, District of North Vancouver residents can face a $100 fine for putting garbage at the curb before 5:30 a.m. on pickup days. Volunteers from the North Shore Black Bear Society conduct

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IN 2010, this black bear was relocated from the Blueridge neighbourhood of North Vancouver to a spot far up the Coquihalla Highway. The following spring, it showed up on the same street it had been tranquilized on and was subsequently destroyed. Scan with Layar for video on how to compost in bear territory. patrols to ensure bear-luring trash isn’t left out overnight. “We provide education and if the resident doesn’t pay attention to our education then we send the file over to bylaws,” Miller says. A recent amendment to the B.C. Wildlife Act allows conservation officers to fine people who have food available to bears on their property. Miller says black bears do not pose a big threat to people but, like any wild animal, they should be treated with caution. “They’re just out looking for something to eat and our pets are not their food source and we are not their food source,” she says. If a bear becomes dependent on human garbage, however, conservation officers will step in. Depending on the bear’s behaviour, officers may chase it away, tranquilize and relocate it or, in some cases, kill it. Last year, 11 bears were killed on the North Shore. “We try to minimize that number,” Miller says. If you spot a bear in your neighbourhood, call the North Shore Bear Hotline at 604-990-BEAR (2327).


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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - North Shore News - A9

Televised leaders’ debate is April 29 From page 6

leadership. He’s another contender from Blueridge. At time of writing the Green party has yet to announce a candidate. Stay tuned for opportunities to see all of them in action at all-candidates debates. The big televised leaders debate is set for Monday, April 29 at 6:30 p.m. All local stations and CKNW radio will broadcast. We haven’t seen an important provincial debate of this kind since Gordon Wilson body-checked his way to short-lived fame back in 1991. Why should you care? The gap between rich and poor in Metro Vancouver is growing disturbingly wide. British Columbia’s middle class is seeing itself being outsourced, privatized, under-cut by cheap imported foreign workers — it’s getting ugly out there. Corporate greed-head land developers are leading politicians and bureaucrats by the nose. Ask your grown kids living downtown in scandalously overpriced, undersized apartments and condos if the Stanley Cup Riot was just about hockey. Or if the anti-gentrification attacks on shop windows in East Van is simply attentionseeking behaviour. It’s the B.C. Liberals who’ve been calling the political shots for the past decade during all this and more — a run going further back than the B.C. Rail sale deal that still stinks to heaven. This election is your personal chance to do something about the train-wreck in our provincial political leadership. Make the effort to learn from your local candidates what they will commit to do on key social, economic and environmental issues like coastal oil tankers, absentee foreign ownership of

residential properties, encroaching private health care, funding for the arts, our disappearing old-growth forests, endangered species, wild salmon, B.C.’s precious Agricultural Land Reserve, fracking in the Natural Gas Patch up north, pipelines and pesticides. Critically, find out where they stand on the obscene Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Act, or FIPA, that Stephen Harper’s feds are prepared to ratify in selling out Canadian economic sovereignty to China. Guaranteed for 31 years and unable to be repealed by future governments, the treaty is subject to unlimited compensation costs determined by secret courts if the Chinese feel hard done by, and is not subject to parliamentary debate. But provinces can stop this. Ask candidates what they think of this shameful, one-sided deal that will sacrifice Canada’s future for the benefit of China’s business oligarchy and Mr. Harper’s corporate business fans. Is this good news for B.C. and North Vancouver, or will it leave us screaming in our sleep? Meanwhile, if you can get past the sleazy attack ads that Christy Clark’s desperate Liberals are using to run down Adrian Dix, the words of the prophet are written on the subway walls. Paul Simon told us that. You’ll find ’em plastered right there beneath photos of the real poster kids for the B.C. Liberals in this election — Dave Basi and Bob Virk. Do we really want more of that? The issues requiring critical attention in B.C. are stacking up like box-cars. Do the right thing. Study up on who’ll really help bring the change that’s needed. You can help resolve the chaos.


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Licence hours request stokes old grievances

Neighbours not thrilled with pool noise from North Shore Winter Club Brent Richter

THE North Shore Winter Club’s members would like to enjoy their post-game libations a little bit later on Fridays and Saturdays, but the application for a permanent extension of the liquor licence is facing some opposition with neighbours and council. Several residents of the Carleton at the Club condo building turned out to Monday’s District of North Vancouver council meeting to ask council to pull support for NSWC’s application and to address the many other noise and nuisance issues the neighbours blame on the club. The club has been operating on a year-long trial to keep the bar open until 2 a.m on Fridays and Saturdays. That trial period has expired and the district is now being asked by the province whether it supports making the 2 a.m. last call permanent. The club hasn’t received any noise complaints since September of last year when management


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District Library Gallery art exhibition opening

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Exhibiting artist Judith A. Frigon An opening reception for the latest art show at the District Library Gallery was held April 6. The Lynn Valley space is currently showcasing a series of acrylic paintings honouring the water lily by Judith A. Frigon, who in addition to her work as an artist, is an art teacher at St. Thomas Aquinas High School. Frigon’s works were inspired by an incident she experienced one evening while swimming. Interested in getting a closer look at a water lily, she swam towards it, though began to panic after becoming tangled in some stems below. After she stopped struggling, she was released. The show will remain on display until May 21. Info:

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BUDDY UP A new program pairs high school basketball players with elementary school-aged children in an effort to inspire more people to take up the sport. page 14 HEALTH NOTES page 15

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CAPILANO University Music Therapy Student Association co-presidents Julia Campbell (left) and Evret Tucker, Capilano University Bachelor of Music Therapy program co-ordinator Stephen Williams and Music Heals executive director Chris Brandt have teamed up for the Music Heals iPod Pharmacy project, which enables community members to donate old iPods for use by music therapists in a variety of therapeutic settings. Scan this photo using the Layar app to view a related video.


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IN an increasingly gadget- and app-focused world with the most popular continually being updated and unrolled in the market, it’s not uncommon for households to have a few outdated, though working, items, like iPods, lying around. A new program is offering the remedy and thanks to the support of a growing number of individuals across the country — including students at Capilano University who are leading the charge — old iPods are no longer gathering dust. Instead, they’re proving to be an important tool, being put in the hands of a host of local music therapists, serving clients of all ages in hospitals, palliative care units, seniors homes,

and rehabilitation centres, as well as youth who are considered to be at-risk. The iPod Pharmacy is a project of Music Heals, a Vancouver-based foundation that raises funds and awareness for music therapy programs across the country. The non-profit was launched last year by executive director Chris Brandt and president David Barnett (owner of the Media Club and Regal Beagle). The duo was inspired by the long-running annual Music Therapy Ride, a local fundraising motorcycle ride in support of community-based music therapy services in B.C. “It’s a great event, but it’s once a year,” says Brandt, who has long been involved in the Vancouver music industry and currently teaches in BCIT’s Music Business program. Having been working on the Music Therapy Ride as well as some other music See Project page 18



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Program helps youngsters shoot for the stars New basketball initiative sees older players ‘buddy up’ with children to help grow the sport Erin McPhee

A growing North Shore basketball program is not only finding success in inspiring more elementary school students to take up the sport, it’s also helping build local youth up as community leaders. The Buddy Up program was launched last year by the Seymour Basketball Association, an organization of parents and players in the Seymour branch of the Steve Nash Youth Basketball League. The mentorship program sees local high school and university age students (so far Windsor and Seycove secondary students and grads) offer free after school basketball programs to elementary students, boys and girls, in grades 3-6. So far the association has targeted schools in the Seymour area and programs are being offered this spring at Blueridge, Seymour Heights, Cove Cliff and Lynnmour schools. “The most inspiring part for me is to witness how great these high school athletes are with the younger kids,” says Buddy Up program co-ordinator Theresa Sheldon-Meyers, an association board member. “They make great role models, and it’s fun to watch how the younger kids respond to them.” “In my mind, it’s win-win from both sides. Not only do little kids get a great free program but I think it’s a really positive experience for the high school kids as well so I would love to see more kids involved across the North Shore,” she adds. Their association noticed a drop in numbers in recent years, so launched the program in hopes of exposing more young children to the sport so they’re interested in eventually See Organizers page 16

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

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Club searches for commodores THE Hollyburn Sailing Club is asking for the public’s help in connecting with alumni — most particularly, former commodores.

According to a written statement, the Ambleside club is celebrating its 50th anniversary this year with a Sail Past event May 11 and members are hoping to involve and honour as many past-commodores as possible. They have phone numbers on record for most of these individuals but some of the records date back to the 1970s, so they’re having some difficulty making contact, says Linda Green, the club’s executive member in charge of the day’s

health notes Call for Board Members: Living Systems Counselling has immediate openings for volunteer board members who have an interest in Bowen Family Systems theory and who would like to contribute to their mission by lending expertise with fundraising, marketing, grant writing or other areas. Living Systems is a provider of counselling, training, education and research based on Bowen Family Systems theory. Info: Mark Smith,, 604-720-5889 or Secrets Revealed Workshop: Grand Master Shou-Yu Liang will teach a workshop that focuses entirely on martial applications Monday, April 22 and 29, 5:30-7:15 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edge-

festivities. The club is also interested in hearing from former members and sailing students who may have photographs and other mementos related to the club’s history. Green says she’s been told that the club was little more than a “lean-to shack” in its early days and those involved today would love to see some photos of that. Anyone who has photos, memorabilia or — most importantly — commodore connections, is asked to contact Green at kayak@ Past members who would like more information on the Sail Past event are encouraged to visit

mont Blvd., North Vancouver. Doors open at 4:45 p.m. for practising and warm-ups. Fee: $50 (includes both classes). Registration and info: Eating Disorders: The North Shore Schizophrenia Society will present a free public lecture featuring Dr. Julia Raudzus (medical director) and Dr. Grant Millar (psychiatrist) from the eating disorders program at St. Paul’s Hospital Wednesday, April 24, 7:30 p.m. in Lions Gate Hospital auditorium, 231 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-926-0856 or Caring for the Caregivers: A free public community forum regarding strategies and resources for caregivers Thursday, April 25, 7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt

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Organizers issue call for more schools From page 14 becoming players and will have the skills and confidence to do so comfortably. “If we can get in there at the elementary school age and expose them to a sport that they might like taking on. . . then they might find a passion,” says Sheldon-Meyers. The model was inspired by her son Brandon’s positive experiences over the last three years assisting a local grade 4-5 team that was in need of a coach. “The little kids really responded to our son,” she says, of Brandon, a Grade 10 student at Windsor. Since the program’s launch, they’ve already seen an increase in participation in their league, she says. Hour-long sessions focus on introducing the fundamentals of basketball in a fun-filled and relaxed environment. Clinics, typically comprised of 20-30 students, incorporate skill building, drills and scrimmages. In addition to the youth coaches, an association board member is always on hand at each session.

Sheldon-Meyers hopes the program continues to spread across the North Shore and is willing to work with local elementary schools and other basketball associations to get more participants and youth coaches on board. “I’m more than happy to talk to any school on how to get it going,” she says. It’s up to each school when the program is offered and its duration, typically two-three sessions per age group (grades 34 and 5-6). The program is offered free to participating students and schools. Youth coaches are paid for their time by the association. For more information or to register, visit seymourbasketball. com or contact Theresa Sheldon-Meyers at 604-657-0113.

SETTING IT STRAIGHT In an April 7 story in the Healthwise feature, Shehla Ebrahim was identified as a cosmetic dermatologist. In fact she is a family physician with a diploma in dermatology.

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Healthy competition DRS. Anita Early and Brighid Cassidy go head to head, under the watchful eye of exercise specialist Matthew Conway, at the recent Fittest Physician on the North Shore Competition April 9. The all-in-good-fun event was presented by the Lions Gate Cardiac Rehab and Cardiometabolic Program to celebrate its recent move into a larger space and to encourage local physicians to practise what they preach and likewise live healthy lives. Info:

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Project helps to build industry connections From page 13

therapy-focused charitable projects in recent years, Brandt and Barnett decided to establish Music Heals as a means of supporting music therapy initiatives year-round. Music Heals defines music therapy as the skillful use of music and musical elements by an accredited music therapist to promote, maintain, and restore mental, physical, emotional and spiritual health. Interested in supporting local practitioners, Music Heals offers a number of programs, including the Bandwagon, a mobile recording studio for use by music therapists, and Caring Concerts, seeing music professionals perform in hospitals as a form of entertainment. A third Music Heals program is the iPod Pharmacy. “Giving an iPod to someone in a hospital technically isn’t music therapy, but it’s something that people can get their head around,” says Brandt, adding a goal of the project is to create a lowbarrier of entry for people to get involved with what they do. Students involved in Capilano University’s Music Therapy Student Association

have been involved with the iPod Pharmacy since last semester. Community members are encouraged to mail old iPods to Music Heals. They’re cleaned up and the music is removed, and they’re then delivered to the Capilano student association, which manages requests from music therapists and students deliver the iPods to the therapists personally. The exchange is more than just a simple drop off. “A big part of being a music therapist in the Lower Mainland, and just in general, is networking and knowing people and getting to meet different therapists and other professionals,” says Julia Campbell, outgoing co-president of Capilano University’s Music Therapy Student Association. Campbell, 23, is currently finishing up her final year at Capilano and will begin the internship component of her degree in September, completing placements at a hospital and long-term care home in Comox. “Along with the delivering of the iPods, the students can shadow these therapists for a day, or watch a session or see their facility where they work. It just builds. . . a little bit of a

relationship and connection, just to build into that student’s network because that’s such a key part of finding work and supporting each other in a profession,” says Campbell, a Prince Rupert native. The Capilano students have so far delivered 25 iPods and they’ve been pleased with the response and the students have “benefitted greatly” from the experience, she says. Stephen Williams, program co-ordinator of Capilano University’s Bachelor of Music Therapy program, has been impressed by the degree of ownership his students have taken of the iPod Pharmacy project. He’s likewise pleased with the opportunity it has provided for them to engage with professionals in their field in such a meaningful way. “It just creates a different level of relationship,” he says. Brandt hopes to continue to grow the project across the country and more partners are beginning to come on board; for example a journalist covering tonight’sJunoAwardsinRegina, Sask., has been collecting iPods over the last week and they’ll be distributed to therapists in that province.

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BETH Cabal (left), Carroll Baldwin, Joan Johnson and Sheila Balzer invite local women to join the Gleneagles Women’s Golf Club, which plays Tuesday mornings from April to October. Yearly fee: $105. For information on joining, phone the course’s pro shop at 604-921-7353. In the meantime, Brandt remains committed to Music Heals’ goal of raising awareness of music therapy and the practice’s potential to influence positive change. “We want to educate the public on what music therapy is

and that, hopefully, will get them more invested and will allow us to do fundraising,” he says. In addition to supporting the iPod Pharmacy, community members interested in supporting Music Heals are encouraged to offer support

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Fighter still fighting the good fight

NV boxing champ profiled in new documentary AT 82, former Canadian welterweight boxing champion Norm Gautreau is fast.

Watch him sparring with shadows, bobbing and weaving, fists a blur of speed, the tough young fighter still present. Today, Norm brings his past to life with the perfect recall and colourful detail of a born raconteur. Growing up in the 1930s, the boy from Moncton, N.B. had a choice: a life of crime or boxing. Maybe it was hereditary. Norm’s father was a former bareknuckle boxer who supported Norm and his 13 siblings for a time by bootlegging. Norm was about 10 when he and his pals broke into a candy store. They were sleeping off the sugar when Mr. Mills, the owner, kicked them out the next morning. In his teens, Norm appeared in court again after two years in reform school. Next time, promised the judge, it would be the

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Laura Anderson penitentiary. One punch removed Norm from the path of crime. He was at a restaurant on a date one night when someone took a swing at him. Norm hit back. The man he kayoed was in town to fight Yvon Durelle, the Fighting Fisherman. On the strength of that punch, Durelle’s manager took on Norm’s training as a professional welterweight and the two boxers formed a lifelong friendship. “My first fight was against K.O. O’Malley. He floored me the first time, floored me the second time. I seen an opening there and, jeez, I let a right hand go and he went See Stormin’ page 21

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A work-in-progress documentary about the life of former Canadian welterweight boxing champion and North Vancouver resident Norm Gautreau, 82, will be screened at Griffins Boxing Club, Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m.

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Stormin’ Norm inducted into boxing hall of fame From page 19

down in a cloud of dust. He never got up. I knocked him out in that last round.” Small, tough and able to fire a punch, Norm learned how to evade the blows thrown at him. “I learned to make ’em miss. That’s how I’m still OK in the head. In over 100 fights, I was knocked down but I always got up and I was never knocked unconscious.” One fight was an exhibition bout with Durelle at the penitentiary. “I knew just about every guy sitting around the ring. I could just as easily have been any one of them,” he says. Instead, Norm embraced the gruelling life of a boxer. On what they called the “Greyhound route” through Eastern Canada and the U.S., he’d fight for small purses, never more than $100 and more often less, barely covering expenses. But Norm started winning more fights than he lost and travelling further afield, to Florida, Cuba and South Africa. Back home in Canada, he won the welterweight title and held it until he retired, often fighting, and winning, above his weight. When Norm fought at Madison Square Garden in 1958, it was payback time for a certain candy storeowner. “Old man Mills said, ‘I hear you’re going to the Garden.’ He hands me a robe with Mills Candy embroidered on the back. ‘You wear this robe and we’re square,’ he said, and I did,” says Norm. A fight in Syracuse, N.Y., opposite Dickie Di Veronica, was his last. Ten years after he

stepped into the ring, Norm hung up his gloves, retiring at the age of 30. After a stint in Los Angeles, Calif., training actors to avoid punches, Norm, his wife, Lucille, and their daughter, Judy, found themselves in Vancouver. “One look at the mountains and we never left,” he says. They settled in North Vancouver where son Dale was born.

“I learned to make ’em miss. That’s how I’m still OK in the head. In over 100 fights, I was knocked down but I always got up and I was never knocked unconscious.” — Norm Gautreau Former Canadian welterweight boxing champion Norm tended bar for years, first at the Waldorf Hotel and later, at the Jericho Tennis Club. He sold real estate for a while and owned the Moustache Café on Marine Drive in North Vancouver. His workout routine at the local gym led to a friendship with a young boxer, Dave Brett, and to a management role at Brett’s See Doc page 22

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Doc to profile storyteller with ‘fists of iron’ From page 21 Griffins Boxing Club. In 1984, Norm was inducted into the Canadian Boxing Hall of Fame. Last year, he was invited to the International Boxing Hall of Fame in Syracuse where he was welcomed by a host of boxing legends, including his final opponent, Dickie Di Veronica. “Stormin’ Norm,” with fists of iron and the gift of storytelling, is the subject of a documentary, a work-in-progress, to be screened Saturday, April 27 at 9:30 p.m. at Griffins Boxing Club in North Vancouver. For details, call 604-317-4373. Laura Anderson works with and for seniors on the North Shore. Contact her at 778-2792275 or email her at THIS photo of Norm Gautreau was taken in 1958 at New York’s Madison Square Garden prior to a match against Pat McCoy. It was a “tough one,” he says. “I lost a split decision, but beat him in a return later on in Montreal.”


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Beware unrealistic returns

Lori Pinkowski

MANY investors have been caught out by fund companies that promise consistently high monthly income figures but often fail to deliver. They target conservative investors that need income in this low-interest-rate environment. Their distributions are far too high and the products are marketed as if their returns are guaranteed (which they are not). Please beware of these types of fund as they are too good to be true. Several monthly income funds run by well-known financial institutions have set payments often around 6 per cent annually, paid in monthly distributions. However, when

The financial advisor or the investment professional should be upfront and explain to investors that the desired distribution is not guaranteed and if the expected return is not achieved, the fund company will beef up the distribution by giving investors back their own money. Going through an underperforming market certainly makes it difficult for these funds to attain these ambitious targets. The expectation is that the fund will perform better than the expected payout, but this hasn’t been the case, as I have stated many times before, many mutual funds unfortunately do not beat the index and have provided negative returns over the past five years. So what’s the proper way to calculate the income that a client would receive from their portfolio? As I specialize in retirement planning, the No. 1 question I receive is “How much can I take from my portfolio without reducing the capital?” In my opinion, the correct way to calculate the yield is from what’s called the internal yield, which can fluctuate but only includes the dividends and interest that are actually being paid into the portfolio and not the

estimated growth. As growth can fluctuate, it really isn’t accurate to include it in the income for a client’s estimate. For investors who are suspicious of certain funds, remember if it sounds too good to be true then it probably is. There is no way to conservatively and consistently pay 6 per cent in this low-interest-rate environment. A proper income-producing portfolio will pay around 4 to 4.5 per cent from dividends and interest in this market. Again, this does not include growth so this is not the total return expected. Investors should always evaluate their returns annually with their advisor, so if there has been some extra growth that year, they can feel free to reinvest or take a welldeserved vacation!

Lori Pinkowski is a portfolio manager and senior vicepresident, private client group, at Raymond James Ltd., a member of the Canadian Investor Protection Fund. This is for informational purposes only and does not necessarily reflect the opinions of Raymond James. Lori can answer questions at 604-915-LORI or lori.pinkowski@raymondjames. ca. You can listen to her every Friday on CKNW at 5:35 p.m.

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cent) believe their quality of life as adults will surpass their parents. Only 11 per cent expect their future quality of life to be worse than their parents, while 32 per cent anticipate their quality of life as adults to be “about the same” as their parents. The Ipsos Reid study also shows that a strong majority of Canada’s teenagers are community minded. Eight in 10 teens say they are committed to giving back to the community. However, though they feel they have a lot of positive contributions to make to their communities, many teens felt their ideas go unheard. According to the survey, nearly half of teenagers believe they are prevented from making a difference simply because no one listens to them. Business after five Mix, mingle and network with North Shore business professionals Wednesday, April 24 from 5:30-7:30 p.m. at the North Shore Credit Union, 1100 Lonsdale Ave. Complimentary for North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce members; $25 plus tax for future members. Visit to register. — Compiled by Christine Lyon To submit information on North Shore business groups or events to our Briefcase section, email

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you investigate how these funds plan to come up with that 6 per cent, it sheds some light on serious problems. Many of these portfolios have not managed to earn this rate of return, so how are they going to pay you that amount? For example, one of these monthly income funds managed by one of the larger companies recently cut its monthly distribution from the targeted 6 per cent to 4 per cent. This really shouldn’t come as a surprise to anyone, considering the fund had posted a total return from dividends, interest and capital gains of only 3.1 per cent annually over the past three years! In order to make up the difference, and continue paying the promised 6 per cent distribution, they actually gave investors back their own money, thus reducing the value of the overall investment and eating into its fund’s capital. How do fund companies get away with these unrealistic distributions that they can’t pay? The details are always in the fine print of the fund company’s prospectus; unfortunately most people do not read these 50-page documents that are filled with investment jargon!

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North Shore women up for YWCA awards SEVEN women from North Vancouver and five from West Vancouver have been nominated for YWCA Metro Vancouver Women of Distinction Awards.

North Vancouver nominees in the Business and the Professions category are: Nilusha Alibhai, vice-president, Scotiabank, North Coast and Fraser Valley; Lois Nahirney, executive vice-president, corporate resources, Teekay Corporation; Alexa Ulinder Baughen, vice-president, investments and communications, Anthem Properties. Lynn Jest, director, continuing education, Capilano University, and Cathy Kuzel, president and founder, The Connected Woman, are nominated in Education, Training and Development. Cathleen Graham, head coach, aquatics, Special Olympics Burnaby, is nominated for Health, Wellness and Athletics, and Cheryl Slusarchuk, partner, Blakes, Cassels and Graydon, is nominated for Technology, Science and Research. West Vancouver nominees include Chan Hon Goh, Goh Ballet Academy/Goh Ballet’s The Nutcracker/Principal by Chan Hon Goh, for Arts, Culture and Design. Fiona Macfarlane, chief inclusiveness officer and managing partner, Ernst & Young LLP, and Bev Park, former CFO and former acting CEO, TimberWest Forest Corp. have been nominated for Business and the Professions. Maureen McGrath, registered nurse and host of the CKNW Sunday NightSexShow has been nominated in Health, Wellness and Athletics, and Jessi Zielke, director, strategic initiatives, Industry Training Authority, is nominated for Non-Profit and Public Service. Winners will be announced May 28 at an awards dinner.



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APPRAISER Jeff Harris and gemologist Linda Devine invite the public to the North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ second Treasures from the Attic: Antiques and Collectibles Identification Clinic on Saturday, April 27, 11 a.m.-2 p.m. (for registered participants) and 2-3 p.m. (for drop-ins) at Presentation House Arts Centre, 209 West Fourth St. Appraisal specialists will be on hand to view your art, jewelry, textiles, ceramics, silver, gold and oddities. Call 604-990-3700 ext. 8016 to register, or visit The appraisal fee is $15 for one item, $25 for two items, $30 for three items and $35 for collections.

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Saturday, May 4 Meet The Artists: 2–3 p.m. > Open to the public and free to attend. Sunday, May 5 Carving Demonstration: you are invited to take some wood off with Xwalacktun 2–5 p.m. Weaving Demonstration: Sesemiya > Open to the public and free to attend. Wednesday, May 8 Our Art, Our Stories: panel talk moderated by Damara Jacobs with Tawx’sin Yexwulla, 7–9 p.m. Ses siiyam, Victor Harry and Xwalacktun > Open to the public and free. Limited seating. Sunday, May 12 Carving Demonstration: you are invited to take some wood off with Xwalacktun and 11 a.m.–2 p.m. friends > Open to the public and free to attend. 2–4 p.m. MOTHERS DAY Bring Your Mom, Bring Your Drum: drumming circle > Free to attend. Wednesday, May 15 We Are All One: panel talk moderated by Robert Davidson with Xwalacktun, Pooneh Erfan, 7–9 p.m. Shya-fen Tsai > $10 Must pre-register. Register by calling 604-925-7270. Course #907717 Sunday, May 19 Carving Demonstration: you are invited to take some wood off with Xwalacktun 2–5 p.m. and friends > Open to the public and free to attend. Sunday, May 26 CLOSING CEREMONY Ending Our Sacred Work: 4–5 p.m. acknowledgment of supporters, drumming and singing FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Avenue · · Tuesday – Sunday, 11 a.m. – 5 p.m.


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Open concept has pros and cons These days, people don’t have to be stuck in a small, compartmentalized home if they don’t want to be. shelf. Now, there’s a bit of a push for a lot of people having this minimalist look, a more modern, more contemporary feeling. A lot of that is encompassed in the open floor plan.”

This style is called open floor planning, and it comes with a great set of pros and a few cons as well.

One of the biggest draws of an open-floor plan is that parents can keep an eye on kids in an open space that includes the kitchen and the family room or living room while they are making dinner or entertaining guests.

“Most of the homes that we grew up in, in sort of most generations now, they were one-level living, and all compartmentalized homes,” says Mark Cooper, owner of Shakespeare Homes and Renovations in North Vancouver. “The basement was often a storage cellar, unfinished, with Grandma’s pickles on the

“A lot of people like that feeling, it sort of keeps everybody around,” says Cooper. Another pro to an open floor plan is airflow inside the home. As is often the case with walled-in homes, air can become stale, explains Cooper. With an open floor plan, air flows easily throughout the house, with vents in each room being able to spread to others with ease. “A room with one heat duct may now end up having two or three heat runs,” he says. “And possibly two cold returns in the same large areas. You get more air exchange.” Cooper likes the open floor plan as it allows for natural sunlight to reach Mark Cooper, of Shakespeare Homes and Renovations in North Vancouver, explains the pros and cons of open floor plans.


more of the house, which is especially welcome on the North Shore. “Quite often with our short summers, and the height of the sun, getting good daylight to transfer through large portions of the home is limited when you have partition walls in there,” he says.

“By opening it up, you can sort of transfer south-facing light from the front of the house right through to the back of the house if there’s no interior wall spaces.” But that’s not to say there isn’t anything to gripe about when it comes to open floor living: privacy can be a concern. There is also a cost associated with opening up a floor plan, as it can represent challenges in terms of electrical or structural work, which might need an engineer’s touch. “These are more considerations than cons,” notes Cooper. Some other considerations include fewer walls to hang up art, or a place to lean the couch back on, and fewer electrical outlets on walls. But all of this is not usually enough to deter clients.

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Going green for the season Kicking off the spring season means a lot of cleaning needs to be done for the lot of us. The rainy months of winter and fall are behind us and sunshine is taking the place of white-tip mountains, muddy brown leaves and skeletal trees. Spring is a perfect time for home renovations and redesigning interiors, so let’s meet the design colour of the season: green. The colour of jade and emerald, green conveys a natural feeling most often associated with nature. PHOTOS SUPPLIED

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like green as a basis for our palette, but we’ll bring a colour like that in as an accent,” she explains. Balagno describes green as a great complement to a larger room, rather than a foundation. Any colour with vibrancy tends to come in and out of fashion, she says, which is why she tends to only use it in small and creative doses.

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“Certainly we’ll do it through architectural greenery,” she says, noting in her office there are large vases for natural greenery, to bring the outdoors in. For a kitchen, Balagno says touches of green can be added with green chairs, vases or even a dog dish, if you have a pet. Balagno prefers a softened, grey, muddy-green tone of green. “We will tile a bathroom in that sort of green,” she says, adding the tone needs to be soft. “It can’t be too powerful. It can’t have too much pigment in it.” Furniture pieces in green can include a sofa, headboard or bedding, she adds. Another way to introduce green is by applying it to smaller rooms, like a powder room or a kids’ room. “That room we will take a little bit more creative license, and we might either half-paint the walls or use wall covering,” she says. “Or do some sort of decorative treatment where we’ll sort of step outside the box and have a really fun play with a colour like green.” Another way to introduce the colour green into your home is by putting in vegetation. You can easily green a space with plant or tree pieces, or flowers, says Balagno. Overall, green should be used in smaller doses in larger living rooms and dining rooms, but allow yourself to be creative for those smaller spaces in your house. “Green is great because it obviously works beautifully with a natural colour palette. It’s in our environment so it’s so easily brought into a West Coast palette,” says Balagno. SAM SMITH



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Staying warm in style For the shuddering masses longing to breathe the night air without succumbing to the evening cold, a fire pit may be the solution. There are many relatively inexpensive models available at big box stores, but for those buyers looking for something steadfast and durable, Crystalview Pool Spa Patio may be the place to start your search. The store, which has been dealing in hot tubs, barbecues and backyard furniture since 1986, boasts a line of fire pits ranging in price from $1,600 to $4,000.

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“The West Coast nights can be a little chilly .” DAVID HERON

While other outlets tend to deal in pits priced between $500 and $1,500, Crystalview co-owner David Heron says his customers are getting value for their dollar. “If people are looking for a product that is going to last them many years which is fully serviceable and is going to stand the weather and the test of time, this is where the price point needs to be.” Heron says Crystalview is committed to selling pits made by experienced manufacturers. One model is an outdoor table with a lazy Susan option. Following dinner, the lazy Susan can be dropped, allowing diners to enjoy dessert and good conversation while warmed by the power of 57,000 British Thermal Units (BTUs) and staring at decorative ceramic logs or lava granules.

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“Our bestseller and my personal favourite is called the Sticks + Stones Full Moon,” Heron says of the $3,000 model. “To me it’s a work of art.” Designed by a Squamish artisan, the fire pit is three square feet with a 20-inch diameter and a weight of 300 pounds. “They become a permanent fixture in the backyard and they’re basically zero maintenance,” says Heron. “The low maintenance is because the concrete needs no care and attention, just keep it clean. The burner is completely corrosion-resistant.” Ranging from bowls to benches to outdoor tables, the market for fire pits is exploding, according to Heron. “In the past three years the request in the market for fire pits has just taken off like gangbusters,” he says. “The West Coast nights can be a little chilly, and if you get the right fire pit in the right location, the whole idea is that you will extend your evening and make your springtime and your fall just like summer.”

“The propane tank is concealed beneath the unit. There is no need for a natural gas hookup, but they offer the option of changing to natural gas,” says Heron. David Heron, of Crystalview Pool Spa Patio, warms up by one of the many types of indoor fire pits now available.


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Landscaping woes The island home sat below high tide with oyster and clam shells plentifully scattered about its perimeter and saltwater pooling in its yard.


A neighbour perpetually ran a pump in an effort to preserve his garden from the ocean’s onslaught. “That can’t possibly work,” says Marcyn Ward, of Down to Earth Landscapes. “Yet it’s the way most people think. They think that they’re able to pump and put things in pipes and defeat the power of the ocean.” For the last 30 years, the company has worked with the architectural design of private gardens.

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Window washing a chore Dirty windows are unsightly and can prevent sunlight from entering a home. Cleaning windows need not be done every week, but it shouldn’t be overlooked completely, either. While it certainly may be a chore to clean windows, there are ways to make the task much more tolerable. The following tips might make the job a bit easier.

■ Choose a day when it is overcast so you will not be bothered by the sun while cleaning.

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and seeing how you sit in the landscape, how you sit in terms of elevation,” explains Ward. “We allow water to move as it naturally does through the sub-grade and we build the land on top of that high-water mark.”


If water sits on top of a lawn, many gardeners make the mistake of aerating and adding sand to dry the surface. They usually achieve the opposite effect, says Ward.

“Generally, about 80 per cent of the work we do is below ground,” she says. “The actual planting, lawn, and irrigation system, etcetera, is just the icing on the cake. Many companies just focus on the icing on the cake, but really good quality landscape starts from way down.” While some landscaping problems necessitate clever solutions, sandy, indigenous soils are “the easiest thing in the world,” to work with, according to Ward.

Some garden problems may be related to irrigation, according to Ward. “Some very experienced landscape architects are actually quite challenged with controlling site water. Often you’ll see many, many very expensive gardens that are soggy on the surface.”

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TEACHERShelleyStanhopepresentsa$5,230 cheque to ALS Society of B.C. volunteer Brooke Clarke. Handsworth secondary students raised the money from the sale of the Handsworth Secondary Cookbook.

FROM Feb. 13 to March 5, Thrifty Foods collected $1 from the sale of bags of Buck Brand Citrus organic navel oranges to support KidSport B.C. B.C. Lions kicker Paul McCallum (second from left) was on hand at the North Vancouver location to help accept the $80,874 cheque for KidSport.

MIMI Hudson, Julia Staub-French and Karen White from Family Services of the North Shore receive a $90,000 community gaming grant from North Vancouver-Lonsdale MLA Naomi Yamamoto.

FOUR Seasons Nail Salon in Ambelside was devastated by a fire on Jan. 25, 2011. In recognition of the work of fire crews, who were able to save the building, the salon has since donated its proceeds from each anniversary to the West Vancouver Fire Fighters Charitable Society, which in turn redistributes the funds directly to those in need.

FIRE fighters from the District of North Vancouver have contributed $50,000 to fund the third-floor garden at the new $13.1-million Burn Fund Centre, to be built by the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund at 3891 Main St., Vancouver. They’ve been joined by locals from Burnaby, Cranbrook, Delta, Kamloops, Kelowna, Richmond and Surrey for total contributions of $675,000.

GOLDCORP executives Rohan Hazelton and Chuck Jeannes present $200,000 to Kerry and Ginny Dennehy, founders of the Kelty Patrick Dennehy Foundation, for their Enough is Enough cross-Canada bike ride for mental health.

NORTH Vancouver-based Verico Nova Financial Services raised close to $6,000 plus more than 60 bags of groceries for the Harvest Project by lighting up their house this past Christmas with more than 75,000 Christmas lights.

SCOTIABANK presents a $6,500 cheque to Hollyburn Family Services Society at their April 7 Hockey Heroes Shootout at Park Royal. The event raised $20,000 for atrisk children, youth and seniors on the North Shore.

EIGHT-YEAR-OLD Evan of Britannia Community Services Centre was the lucky recipient of first-row club seat tickets to a Canucks game thanks to the generosity of West Vancouver resident Paul Zalesky of AllWest Insurance. Evan is wearing a team-signed Canucks jersey, also donated by AllWest Insurance, a longtime supporter of the Kids Up Front Foundation, which has distributed one million event tickets to children and families across Canada.

MARK McKenzie of McKenzie Funeral Services presents Kristy Gill of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation with a $200 donation towards the North Shore Hospice from a fundraising initiative held on Facebook.

THE Camp Kerry Society was recently awarded a $5,000 grant donation from the Toskan Casale Foundation as a result of a competition through the Youth Philanthropy Initiative (YPI).

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I’M not sure why but I always figured that cheekily named Fat Bastard had to have something to do either with the guy who might drink it (me) or the guys who made it (Thierry Boudinaud and Guy Anderson). Now known pretty well the world over, the label was revolutionary for its time when introduced in 1997. Not only because it was rude and irreverent, but also because (even if it was aimed at the U.K. market) it was French, at a time when, well, the French just didn’t do that kind of thing to wine labels. Not in those days, anyway. I met up with Fat Bastard this past week over lunch at Le Crocodile. (Full disclosure: I

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Behind every program, facility or working group in the District is a volunteer helping shape the direction of our community. Their selďŹ&#x201A;ess investment makes West Vancouver a wonderful, creative and caring place to live. We thank you for your commitment, leadership and loyalty! West Vancouver Community Centre and Aquatic Centre, Seniorsâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Activity Centre, West Vancouver Ice Arena, Gleneagles Community Centre, Ambleside Youth Centre, West Vancouver special events, Harmony Arts Festival, Parks stewardship groups, working groups and advisory committees, West Vancouver Memorial Library, West Vancouver Community Centre Services Society, Silk Purse Arts Centre, West Vancouver Museum, Ferry Building Gallery and Lawson Creek Studios

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Volunteer profiles

Lending a hand at the help desk IT’S a memory Joan Williams recalls with fondness.

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The night before the cruise ship docked in Greece, the passengers were treated to a production of Shirley Valentine. The story of a middle-aged woman who uproots her life to follow her dream of living in Greece was the perfect lead-in to a vacation in the Mediterranean. Of all the seven cruises she took with her husband, Williams says this trip was her favourite. “We had a taste of a lot of the world,” says Williams of the “great experiences” the couple shared. They enjoyed travelling by cruise ship



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As a child in Wales, she watched her mom and her aunt arrange flowers for their church. When she was about five years old, her mother asked her how she liked a particular arrangement and she answered, “I don’t.” Her mom and aunt then asked if she thought she could do a better job with the flowers. “I said, ‘Yes, I could.’ So they let me and then I had a job,” recalls Southwood with a laugh. “I was a bit precocious, I think, cheeky anyway.” Cardiff has clay soil, which roses love, she notes, adding, “I have a cousin in Wales who has quite a small garden, But, oh the flowers. They’re just beautiful.” Now a longtime North Shore resident, Southwood has been volunteering with her husband at the West Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre for almost seven years. Not surprisingly, her volunteer duties at the centre include arranging the various flowers that decorate the interior. Southwood was born in Cardiff, but at the beginning of the war, her father, who was a weights and measures inspector, said he thought they might get bombed because Cardiff is a very busy port, so they moved. “I loved Cardiff. Wales is a very beautiful part of the U.K. I call it God’s country,” says Southwood. At the age of 22, she came to the North Shore to get married. She travelled on the passenger ship Queen Mary at a time when everything, including food and clothes, was still rationed. Ken and Patricia Southwood are volunteers at the West “To go onto this ship, which was absolutely beautiful, and see all the food and Vancouver Seniors Activity Centre. the ice sculptures etcetera, gosh that was just fabulous.” Southwood recalls how “a very nice American couple,” who knew she was going to Canada to get married, was relieved to find out she was 22 because she looked so young they thought she was only 14. Southwood and her husband had four children. Three of her children live on the North Shore, one has passed away. She also has three grandchildren, and says, “They’re absolutely bright and healthy and that’s the main thing.” Southwood recalls how her husband lived on a farm in Hungary during the Second World War, and decided to head west to Austria when Russian troops arrived. He got on a train that was supposed to be heading west but soon realized it was being diverted north, so he had to jump off and ended up walking all the way to Austria. “A dear man he was,” says Southwood of her first husband, who has passed away. His story of walking to Austria is one she uses to illustrate how everyone has an interesting story to tell. It’s something she continues to encounter as she volunteers at the seniors centre and takes drawing classes there. “I talk to everyone that I meet and it’s amazing the stories you hear,” she says. When Southwood was first introduced to her second husband, she found out he was Welsh too, and she really liked the sound of his name: Kenneth Richard Southwood. “Little knowing then that one day it would be mine,” she recalls with a laugh. Years later, they met again after both their spouses had died, and were a great support to each other. Ken also volunteers at the centre and takes exercise classes there as well. “He’s very good. He’s an absolutely splendid man,” says Southwood. Reflecting on her family and friends, she adds: “I’ve been very happy and very lucky.” — Rosalind Duane

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PATRICIA Southwood has always loved flowers.

Impacting lives and building community!

THANK YOU to all our vibrant and dynamic volunteers

who share their talents and skills and provide support to our participants and programs. We truly appreciate the individual gifts you bring and the positive change you make in our community.



L . I . N . K. S As a L.I.N.K.S volunteer you will brighten someone’s world, by encouraging new friendships through social activities and a sense of belonging to the community.

Volunteer this summer! We are now recruiting for volunteers to help bring fun and learning to our summer daycamps (minimum age 14).

Please contact Robyn McGuinness, L.I.N.K.S Project Coordinator at 604-925-7289 or L.I.N.K.S is a group of volunteers dedicated to supporting older, isolated adults, helping them stay involved in their communities across the North Shore. Volunteers assist with transportation and social activity options, providing encouragement and support during the early stages of participation. Funded by UBCM/Ministry of Health, Seniors Housing and Support Initiative as well as our North Shore community partners. SENIOR CITIZENS

Special Services Society

Pre-Teen Leadership Program If you are 11-13 years old, check out our new leadership program. Thank you to all the Kay Meek Centre volunteers who give the extraordinary gift of time and talent. We are privileged to have you on our team.

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Spotlight on Volunteers


SILVER HARBOUR SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE “Volunteers contribute 40,000 hours a year to our seniors’ activity centre,” says Silver Harbour Executive Director Annwen Loverin. “That’s as much as the work of 25 full-time employees.”

programs, fundraising, and just about everything in between.

With over 70 different recreational programs and social services for older adults at Silver Harbour, Volunteers With a small staff and over there is always an opportunity contribute 40,000 600 visits a day, Silver for volunteers to contribute. Harbour Seniors’ Activity Activities include physical hours a year Centre really counts on the fitness, games, visual and to our seniors’ hard work and expertise performing arts, language activity centre of hundreds of volunteers. classes, cultural groups, Volunteers contribute in computers, special events, numerous ways, from changing outings, and informative seminars. light bulbs to serving food, teaching On top of this, Silver Harbour provides a

number of important services such as legal advice, low-cost meals and refreshments, information and referral, affordable clothing and household goods, and transportation. This wide variety and breadth of programs and services means that volunteers have a lot of different roles to choose from. Many Silver Harbour volunteers are retired, with a career full of skills and experience to draw on. As volunteers, they enjoy drawing on the knowledge they have built or trying their hand at something entirely new. However, the Centre welcomes volunteers of all ages, and from a variety of backgrounds.

Amongst Silver Harbour volunteers are recent immigrants, individuals with disabilities, and students doing internships, practicums or volunteer work experience placements. Recently, the seniors at Silver Harbour spent some time reflecting on what they loved most about the Centre. They said the Centre was a place that was welcoming, a place for belonging and building community, a place that was possibility-focused. And with volunteers providing 80% of the hours required to operate Silver Harbour, that’s high praise indeed for volunteers.

HARVEST PROJECT Harvest Project is a registered charity that serves people in need on the North Shore, by “extending a hand up, not a hand out.” We assist hundreds of individuals and families each month.

been reaching out to those experiencing extreme challenges with homelessness, family break-down, illness, job loss, addictions and mental health issues. Currently, we’re serving mainly families with children (and most Harvest Project In one of the wealthiest headed by single parents), is a registered communities in Canada, new residents, and those with critical human, financial, and charity that serves chronic health challenges. family needs are often hidden Many face the dilemma of people in need on and services are scarce for paying their rent or feeding the North Shore those who find themselves in and clothing their children desperate times. as they struggle towards fuller participation in the community. For 20 years, Harvest Project has

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• 180 volunteers serving 21,000 hours in 2012 • Delivering 3,000 one-to-one coaching sessions • Organizing 8,000 grocery hampers + visits • Operating Clothes For Change Thrift Store

“Extending a Hand Up, Not a Hand-Out” For North Shore residents, by North Shore residents

1073 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver

We provide a safety net for 500+ residents each month. We focus on one-to-one client coaching, grocery support, clothing support, and assistance for workforce re-entry. We operate food-recovery and redistribution programs and our Clothes For Change Thrift Store. We bring together more than 180 volunteers who contribute over 21,000 hours annually, along with financial and material support from households, corporations, local governments, schools, churches, and other non-profits. Last year, our food-recovery programs distributed food valued at $540,000.

Our whole community benefits in tangible human and economic terms when children are able to enter school at appropriate development levels and graduate, continuing to live, work and play on the North Shore. We’re driven to sustain our work as an effective, compassionate resource for North Shore residents — delivered by North Shore residents and stakeholders. We hope to continue to provide the critical supports for families and individuals that will assist them to become healthier, self-sufficient members of the community.

DISTRICT OF WEST VANCOUVER In celebration of National Volunteer Week, opportunity to feel a part of something bigger; from April 21 to 27, 2013, the District of West to develop connections with those who are not Vancouver would like to commend its like us but with whom we share this place volunteers for contributing their called West Vancouver. passion, time and skills to So, what can we do to help build enhancing the delivery of West Vancouver a more connected and engaged programs, facilities and working community in West Vancouver? volunteers groups in our community. Volunteers are talented, Your interest is an important connect in a dedicated and impactful first step. We invite you to disconnected citizens who strengthen the begin to look for ways to help world community and ultimately help us create connections and society tackle complex issues engage our community. As a like poverty, homelessness, the volunteer, not only will you have the environment and much more. opportunity to learn a new skill that could help boost your career but you will gain a sense But the biggest obstacle is how do we of deep connection, personal conviction... encourage people to care about local and friendships! Volunteering is a great way community issues, extending beyond the circle to get to know your neighbours and develop of our close friends? In a recent survey by the relationships with people who care enough Vancouver Foundation, research shows that to work together and make our community a citizens are concerned about a growing sense better place for everyone. of disconnection and that people are retreating from community activities. (Connections and Learn more about National Volunteer Week by Engagement, A survey of metro Vancouver, visiting Take the first step to June 2012). The truth is that the broader volunteer with the District of West Vancouver by community is where we have the greatest visiting

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Spotlight on Volunteers FAMILY SERVICES OF THE NORTH SHORE With the recent news that Vancouver Coastal patients in all disease stages, as well as those Health will not be renewing the 32 year who are nearing the end of life. They have partnership with Family Services of also comforted countless bereaved family the North Shore to provide the members who are grieving the loss of Palliative and Supportive Care a loved one. volunteer program, we, at These volunteers have Palliative Family Services of the North connected with patients Shore would like to thank and through energy based healing each of the past and present Supportive Care modalities like therapeutic volunteers, who number more touch, gentle foot rubs, and Volunteers than 110 at any given time, for Reiki to bring a sense of calm their tireless hours of work. and peacefulness to the patients. These volunteers have supported They have helped patients and family hundreds of patients each year on the members move through fear, confusion, 7th floor at Lions Gate Hospital Palliative and pain by holding hands, opening their Care Unit, the Chemotherapy and Medical hearts and being a friend to many at a very Out Patient Clinic, and more recently critical stage in their lives. at the North Shore Hospice providing We are so appreciative for all you have companionship, capturing stories, and done for so many in our community. As we sharing a caring presence. celebrate National Volunteer Week, we want For many years the Palliative and Supportive to thank you for your generosity, kindness and Care volunteers have played a key role in the many hours you have so unselfishly given relieving and preventing the suffering of to support the care of others.

Thank you to the many volunteers and others who give their time and effort to protect North Shore streams and the natural environment. Your enthusiasm and commitment are much appreciated.We look forward to your participation and support in the coming year.

VOLUNTEERS NEEDED The Coho Festival, taking place September 8 at Ambleside Park, is the main fundraising event for the Coho Society and is in need of volunteers. Proceeds from the Coho Festival go towards sustaining the Coho Societyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s mission of protecting and revitalizing North Shore waterways so we can all enjoy salmon that live in a natural habitat for many years to come. Sign up to volunteer by visiting our website or giving us a call. Coho Society of the North Shore

2466 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 604-926-6956 â&#x20AC;˘

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Pitching in for a passion

Norma Ibarra is a North Vancouver resident and a volunteer with the North Shore Mountain Bike Association. She manages photography and new media for NSMBA and also volunteers to help with trail maintenance.

How did you get involved in mountain biking? While trying to make new friends, I met somebody who was into mountain biking. I’ve always liked trying new things, so that sparked my curiosity to give it a go even when I didn’t have a bike or somebody who could teach me. That’s when I took a course at Endless Biking last year.

“Volunteering has changed my life and it could also change the world.” NORMA IBARRA NSMBA VOLUNTEER

How did you get involved in volunteering for the North Shore Mountain Bike Association? After finishing my mountain biking course I found out that it was something I wanted to get into, (and) I not only wanted to become a better rider I also wanted to volunteer within the community. I began to ask where I could volunteer for mountain biking organizations and many people recommended that I volunteer at Wades Excellent Adventure, a very popular NSMBA mountain biking race on the North Shore. I’ve been hooked ever since! What do you like about volunteering?

Volunteering is a very fun and rewarding experience. I like the fact that I can do a service while learning. My favourite part is that I can interact and meet new people who are passionate about mountain biking and about caring for the environment, as well as having a healthy lifestyle. How do you benefit from volunteering? I benefit from volunteering in many ways. Volunteering has made me a better person and I have been able to use and further develop my skills while learning new ones. I am also more aware and concerned about the environment now. And, of course, one of the best benefits is all the amazing people that have come into my life through my journey as a volunteer.

How do you think the North Shore Mountain Bike Association benefits from its many volunteers? The NSMBA is an organization run entirely by the dedicated efforts of its volunteers. Without them the NSMBA wouldn’t even exist, and we wouldn’t have the amazing trail network that we are lucky to have right now. What’s the best part about volunteering? For me the best part is that volunteering has allowed me to engage with the Canadian culture and to become part of a community where I can learn while serving and doing something for what I call my new home. — Rosalind Duane

THANK YOU VOLUNTEERS Vancouver Coastal Health thanks the hundreds of dedicated volunteers who support our healthcare programs on the North Shore.

Our volunteers give their time to services provided by the Adult Day Centers, Auxiliary to Lions Gate Hospital, Cedar Garden, Cedarview Lodge, Community Health Centre Clinics, Community Psychiatric Services, Diner’s Club, Evergreen House, Kiwanis Care Centre, Hospice, Palliative Care, Oncology, Spiritual Care and the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Thank you to our caring volunteers for the thousands of hours they give to making a difference in our community. For information on how you can be a part of our volunteer teams and contribute to the health of our community, please contact Volunteer Resources at 604-984-5929 or

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

How long have you lived on the North Shore? I have been living in North Vancouver for almost four years. It was summer 2009 when I first arrived (from Mexico). I was supposed to stay for only five weeks, but I decided to stay longer and I found a job as a nanny and worked as a live-in caregiver for two years in order to be able to apply for permanent resident status.

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CFUW is an organization committed to promoting education, improving women’s status and human rights as well as offering fellowship and professional contacts. Meetings are every third Monday, 7 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or cfuwnvwv.

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Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529.

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.

Drop-in Crib: Play crib every Monday (unless it’s a statutory holiday), 7:30 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Info: 604985-1115. English Conversation 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:, 604-984-0286, ext. 8144 or 604-644-9621.

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.

Espiritu Vocal Ensemble, a high profile community choir that performs a wide variety of music, is looking for motivated singers. Rehearsals take place Mondays, 7-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Singers should have basic music reading skills. Call 604-922-2513 to set up an audition time.

Bingo: Every Monday at 6:15 p.m., North Vancouver Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-3712. Canadian Federation of University Women — West Vancouver Branch: The

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Scottish steps

DANCERS turn and twirl during a children’s Scottish country dance event held April 13 at Highlands United Church in North Vancouver. Participants young and old learned new steps at the gathering. Friendship Toastmasters Club meets to improve communication and leadership skills every Monday, 7:15 9:15 p.m., at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Info:

Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Beginner and intermediate classes every Monday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Louise at 604-987-3792.

Israeli Dance: Every Monday, beginners 6:15-7:15 p.m., intermediates and open dancing, 7:15-9:30 p.m. at Congregation Har El, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Fee: $6 per class. Info: 604568-4771.

Logos Toastmasters Club: Hone your public speaking skills in a fun learning and social environment. The club meets Monday at 7:30 p.m. at 659 Clyde Ave., West Vancouver. See more page 50

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THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore,

Support Group Facilitator: 411 Seniors’ Centre is looking for a volunteer to meet with the program committee once a month to report on a one to three month schedule of activities. Volunteer also prepares and helps distribute activity calendar for the 411 Centre. Woodwork Shop Mentor:

customers in the gallery shop, which shows fine arts and crafts by local artists.

Parkgate Community Services Society aims to enhance the social, emotional and physical well-being of children in the Seymour neighbourhood by increasing belonging and community connection within and across generations. The woodwork shop mentor would seek to act as a non-parent adult connection for children ages 11-12 in the community while promoting child autonomy and competence through hands-on woodworking skills. Criminal record check required.

ESL Aide Volunteer: Volunteers are required on an ongoing basis by the ESL Home Front Learning program at Vancouver Community College. They provide a short training course to tutors, and ask for a commitment of two hours/ week, for at least 50 hours in return. Tutors are matched with homebound learners in Vancouver or Burnaby.

Gallery Shop Volunteer: The Seymour Art Gallery is a non-profit community gallery located in the heart of Deep Cove, North Vancouver. Volunteers are needed to greet visitors and ring through

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Colonial masterpiece towers over León Much to admire in 18th century Nicaraguan gem Ann Britton Campbell Contributing Writer

LEÓN Nicaragua —How the largest cathedral in Central America came to be built in this sun-scorched corner of Nicaragua is open to debate.

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THE architectural design for the cathedral was developed in 1762 by the Guatemalan architect Diego José de Porres y Esquivel.

“The city has been a hotbed of liberal thought in Central America since colonial times. It played a major role in the fall of the American-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979 and the rise of the leftist Sandinistas who replaced him.”

paintings of the 14 stations of the cross by Nicaraguan artist Antonio Sarria that are among the masterpieces of Spanish colonial religious art, and a weeping marble lion that guards the tomb of Rubén Darío, a 19th-century poet esteemed in Latin America and a native of León. From the poet’s sanctuary a set of narrow stairs leads to the cathedral’s domed roof. The lichen-stained cupolas and buttresses present a peaceful scene today, but during a siege of the city in 1824 cannons

were placed here and, during the 1979 overthrow of Somoza, guerrilla fighters hunkered down here, high above the street fighting. Now tranquility reigns and the views from this vantage point, of the surrounding city and the volcanoes that stretch to the horizon, are exquisite. If you go: For more information on travel in Nicaragua visit the Instituto Nicaragüense de Turismo website at www.

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Some believe that the local clergy presented the ruling Spaniards with more modest plans and that these, once approved, were secretly altered to produce something much more magnificent. Others, including my guide, Jose Antonio Andino, think the cathedral’s construction, which began in 1747, was the result of a Spanish screw-up. “The Spaniards were sailing to the New World with two sets of plans, for cathedrals in León and Lima,” says Jose Antonio. “There was a mix-up and the plans that were meant for Peru were used here instead.” Whatever its origins, the cathedral, with its baroque and neoclassical façade stretching a full city block, is one of the reasons curious travellers step off the typical tourist path in Nicaragua (centred in Granada) and on to the narrow streets of this colonial city. León is in the lowlands of northwest Nicaragua, an area dotted with volcanoes that rumble and spew with surprising regularity (a fact that does not deter visitors from hiking up and sand-boarding down their active slopes). But more than these geological upheavals, León is known for its political drama. The city has been a hotbed of liberal thought in Central America since colonial times. It played a major role in the fall of the American-backed dictator Anastasio Somoza in 1979 and the rise of the leftist Sandinistas who replaced him. With Jose Antonio as my guide, I explore León on foot, poking around the bustling public market, visiting the university, the country’s first, founded in 1812, and passing colonial homes designed in the old Spanish style, with white adobe walls and red-tiled roofs. Of the many churches we see, the two that impress me most are the mustard-coloured Iglesia de la Recolección, dating from 1786 and built of carved stone in striking baroque style, and the Iglesia de la Merced, also baroque, constructed by monks in 1762. The small park in front of it is now where skateboarders practice their tricks. But it is the cathedral that proves to be the highlight of my time in León. There is much to see inside this massive structure, including a statue of a black Christ with hack wounds from a pirate’s sword,

A48 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 21, 2013

NEWS AROUND THE WORLD Going on a trip?

ISABEL, Camila and Gabi Palacios check out the California Screamin’ rollercoaster at Disneyland.

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SAM Locher and Matthew Cebula ride the waves in Kihei, Maui, during Spring Break.

LEAH, Ryan and Warren Cooke explore Mayan ruins at Chichen Itza in Mexico.

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Sunday, April 21, 2013 - North Shore News - A49


Trail users require off-leash etiquette Canine Connection Joan Klucha

WITH the weather improving and the days getting longer the local trails are getting busier with bikers, joggers, hikers and of course dog owners. Everyone wants to get out and enjoy the great outdoors. There are a plethora of hiking and walking trails on the North Shore and, unless designated otherwise, the majority of those trails are multi-use trails which means everyone has the “right” to use them. Unless designated otherwise, dogs are required to be walked on leash along those trails. Having said that, the majority of dog owners don’t leash their dogs while walking the leash-required

trails. And why would they? For the most part the trails are fairly quiet, but you do risk getting a fine as well as getting involved in altercations with other trail users as a result of walking your dog off leash. I make no bones about the fact that I think dog owners need to be more respectful of other trail users and the local leash laws. Yet I am the first one to admit that I allow my dogs off leash in areas where leashes are required. I do so because I understand that for their optimum physical health, dogs need to be able to set their own pace and vary their speed while walking. And for their mental health, they need to experience the freedom of investigating their surroundings free of the restrictions a leash can impose. Having said that, I am also extremely aware of my dogs’ impact on other trail users, which is why I always leash them — without fail — when I am being approached by anyone on a trail, whether or not they have a dog. If the trail is busy with other users then all three of my dogs remain on leash. To some dog owners it may seem unfathomable that anyone could not appreciate the enthusiasm of a dog,

especially one running free along a trail. But a biker who has to swerve or suddenly brake when a dog unpredictably darts out from the trees and runs in front of them may not appreciate it. A hiker or tourist who is enjoying the beauty of our forests and trails and is barked at or jumped on by an unleashed dog may not appreciate the attention, and may even react fearfully towards the dog. The jogger who is just trying to get a bit of exercise in a healthy environment, surrounded by the scent of cedar and spruce instead of car exhaust, and is chased by an unleashed dog may not appreciate it. Leash laws are set in place for a reason. They are meant to minimize altercations between dogs and other trail users so that everyone can enjoy the natural beauty of our local parks and trails. Dog owners have just as much right to use the local trails as anyone else, but if you choose to let your dog off leash in areas not designated as such, you must also choose to be totally responsible for your dog’s behaviour, the resulting consequences of your choice, and you must also take into consideration that not everyone enjoys dogs.

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THE Pacific Assistance Dogs Society needs at least 30 puppy raisers and sitters for several litters of nine-week-old puppies. PADS breeds, raises, trains and places assistance dogs for people with physical disabilities, or who are deaf or hard-ofhearing. For more information, visit I do believe that the majority of dog owners are very responsible and when stuff goes awry, it is more often than not an accident, a momentary lapse in judgment or awareness. But there are a few bad apples out there that spoil it for the rest of us. If you choose to walk your dog off leash then practise good trail etiquette. Call

your dog back and leash it when approached by other trail users. If your dog does not come when called, hire a trainer and teach it a reliable recall. If your dog pulls when leashed, hire a trainer to teach it to walk nicely so you can both enjoy a leashed walk. But above all, consider your actions and the actions of your dog when you choose

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e s u o h Light l a v i t Fes 2013 April 15-27 • Park Royal South

You are invited to West Vancouver School District’s new Creative and Performing Arts Showcase - Lighthouse Festival 2013. Join us in celebrating the amazing work of Kindergarten-Grade 12 students and staff at our 17 public schools. Learn more at ON STAGE IN PARK ROYAL SOUTH CENTRE COURT Weekdays April 18–26, 11am–5pm

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AT VARIOUS LOCATIONS IN PARK ROYAL SOUTH April 15-27 • Displays by Visual Arts, Textiles and Photography students • Window displays by West Vancouver School District students

A50 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 21, 2013

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Mount Seymour Lions’ Club meets on the first and third Monday of every month at 6:30 p.m. at 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dave Mair 604-929-4135.

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Musicians Wanted: The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and percussion instruments

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is looking for new members. The band performs a mix of classical, progressive and jazz music at community events. Practices take place Mondays (September to June), 8-9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info:, Mike, 604-984-0115 or John 604-980-6857. North Shore Photographic Society: Learn the basics and

refinements of photography at weekly meetings held on Mondays from September to June at St. Anthony’s Catholic Church, 2347 Inglewood Ave., West Vancouver. Info: North Shore Stamp Club meets every other Monday, 7-9 p.m. at The Summerhill, 135 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Collectors of all levels are welcome and

particularly beginners. Info: John Thomson, 604-9843360. North Shore Toastmasters: Learn through fun and friendship to get over your fear of public speaking or improve your leadership skills. Meetings are held Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m. at the West Vancouver United Church Community Centre, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Info: 604657-1371, mikelduff@yahoo.

com or toastmastersnorthshore. org. North Shore Women’s Centre Family Law Clinic: A family law specialist is available one Monday per month for a one hour free consultation. Info and registration: 604984-6009. North Shore Writers’ Association meets on the third Monday of every month (except during December and summer months) 7-9 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Visitors and new members welcome. Admission: free for members, non-members $5. Info: North Vancouver Outdoors Club meets the last Monday of each month, 7:30 p.m. at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St. and has ongoing trips and weekly events. Info: 604983-6444, ext. 700 or Open Door: A support group for single mothers of preschoolage children, with free child care and workshops, meets Mondays, 9:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m., 870 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Lunch is served. Info: 985-1122, ext. 28 or 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. The WayCup Cafe: Share views and have fun. Activities for ages 15-19. Movies, games, dancing, great food and a lot more. Every Monday, 7-9 p.m., Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Info: 778-389-3357 or wayaware. com. The West Vancouver Concert Band, an adult band for brass, wind and percussion instruments is looking for new members. The band performs a mix of classical, progressive and jazz music at community events. Practices take place Mondays (September to June), 8-9:45 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Info:, Mike at 604-984-0115 or John at 604-980-6857.

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Women’s Settlement English Classes: The North Shore Multicultural Society offers classes for immigrant and refugee women with children up to five years old, Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, 9:15-11:45 a.m. at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Daycare is provided. Register in person Monday to Friday, 9 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-2931. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to For our online listings, go to nsnews. com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.


Sunday, April 21, 2013 - North Shore News - A51


Pipers not taking any shortcuts

Seniors want to shine when Argyle hosts AAA B.C. finals Andy Prest

THE Argyle Pipers senior girls’ soccer team knows where it’s going to be May 30-June 1, now all they have to do is forget all about that and focus on tomorrow.

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Argyle was selected as the host school for the 2013 AAA provincial championship tournament and that means the perennial powerhouse will get an automatic bid no matter what happens in the next month of regular season and playoff action. The Pipers, NEWS photos Kevin Hill however, have no intention of coasting on the hosting. HANDSWORTH’S Petra Stastny (left) battles Argyle’s Alex Fiorvento while Lucy Fox follows the play in a 2-0 win In fact, when the best in B.C. for Argyle April 15. The Pipers, undefeated in North Shore play so far, will host the 2013 AAA provincials. descend on North Vancouver’s Inter River Park, Argyle plans on being the team to beat. “We’re approaching it the same way we would any other season,” said head coach Darren Rath. “For me throughout the season it’s about developing and creating positive play and proper work ethic. Always working on training the way you’re supposed to train, playing the way you’re supposed to play — not just coast through, because you can’t just turn it on. Everything we do is small building steps toward what we hope will be a final success. That’s a learning process. You can’t just show up and play and expect everything’s going to go perfect for you, you’ve got to work towards that. Everything that we do is still everything that we would do any other year.” So far, it’s working. The Pipers have raced out to an early lead in the four-team North Shore AAA league, scoring shutout victories over Handsworth and Sentinel as well as a shootout win against West Vancouver. They’ll play each team once more with the aim of keeping the hot streak alive. Rath is happy with what he’s seen from his girls so far. “They’re doing well. They’re trying to play the way we’re asking them to. I’m really impressed with the Grade 12 leadership, helping some of the new players learn our system of play, our style of play. It is, for many of them, a slight change from what they’re used to and they’re learning quickly.” Argyle won provincial silver in 2010 and gold in 2011 before falling to ninth last season. This year’s team is anchored by a core of veteran high school players who have been through those tournaments, said Rath, including goalie Austin Studer, defenders Alex Fiorvento and Gemma Fox, midfielders Jessie Blanchard and Danielle Yallouz, and forward Mikaela Kautzky, all of whom ARGYLE’S Katie Bishop fights off Handsworth’s Sophie Bockhold last Monday at See Pipers page 52 Boulevard Park. Argyle gets an automatic berth into provincials.

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Pipers get automatic berth

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NORTH Vancouver’s Katie Weaver celebrates a podium finish at the 2013 Haywood Ski Nationals held at Callaghan Valley last month.

Cross country skiers cruise

NORTH Vancouver’s Katie Weaver led the way as Hollyburn Cross Country Ski Club members scored strong results at the Haywood Ski Nationals held last month at the 2010 Olympic site at Callaghan Valley.

Weaver won gold in the juvenile girls’ onekilometre classic sprint race and silver in the 5-

are in grade 12 except for Kautzky. The team boasts 10 Grade 12 players, further adding to thoughts that this senior-laden squad should be unflappable come playoff time. “They’re an older group this year for sure,” said Rath. “They’re technically good players, they have positive attitudes, they like to play good football. . . . Each game they’ve gotten better and performed better as a group. Hopefully that trend will continue to improve each game.” They’ll face another tough test tomorrow when the take on the Highlanders at 4 p.m. at Boulevard Park (Heywood South is the rainout alternate field). In their first meeting, Argyle and West Van tied 1-1 with the Pipers taking the extra point in a shootout. “That was only the first game of the season after spring break for both teams, I’m sure West Van has improved over the past couple of weeks and I expect it to be a good game on Monday.” Rath is also expecting a lot of pushback from the Handsworth Royals, last year’s provincial bronze-medal team. In their first meeting this season the Pipers won 2-0. “Handsworth is a good team, they’re traditionally a very good team,” said Rath. “I

would expect over the course of the season they will continue to get better each game and I anticipate that it will be a very difficult game when we play them next time.” When the regular season is over the Pipers will participate in the North Shore/Burnaby provincial playdowns as usual but they will do so knowing that whatever the outcome, they’ll move on. That’s good news for the rest of the league as well because the zone will get two extra berths no matter where Argyle finishes, meaning the zone gets three total provincial berths rather than their usual two. All that math, however, is far from the minds of Argyle’s coaches and players, said Rath. “The provincials are still a month and a half away even though we have the comfort of knowing that we’ll be there,” he said. “Right now our focus is not the provincials, our focus has to be developing the building blocks that will help us be successful when that time comes. We’ll focus on that time when it comes but right now our focus will be our next game and what we need to do to improve as individual players and a collective group.” ••• In other AAA action this week Handsworth will battle Sentinel Monday starting at 3:30 p.m. at Ambleside Park, field E.

km classic race. Other winners from the Cypressbased ski club included Annika Richardson who finished in second behind Weaver in the 5-km classic race as well as the juvenile girls 5-km skate race, Kajsa Heyes who won silver in the 10-km classic and bronze in the 1.4-km classic sprint in the university women’s category and Zayne Heyes and Sam Morris who teamed up to win bronze in the junior boys team sprint relay. — Andy Prest

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August 7, 1928 - April 12, 2013 Brendan was born in Urmston, England to parents, Daniel and Elizabeth. He had a loving family and a happy childhood, despite time spent in the shelter listening to bombs fall on Manchester in WWII. He spoke fondly of his close friends and their exciting adventures in the woods. In 1953 he boarded a ship, sailed through the Panama Canal, destination: Vancouver. Brendan enjoyed exploring the province by car. Name any spot in B.C. ...he knew where it was! Saltspring Island, Yellow Point Lodge and Jericho Tennis Club were among his favourite places. His sports were soccer, cricket, tennis and bowling. In his chosen career and business as a chartered accountant, he was highly respected by clients and colleagues. Brendan settled in West Vancouver and started family life with his wife Lauree June Larsen. His passion for birds brought him outside to sun on the deck of his beloved house and to volunteer for the Annual Bird Count. Being keeper of the chocolate bars at the sandcastle-building event of the Alders made him a favourite elder and grandfather. People were drawn to Brendan by his unique sense of humour, and wit. Brendan is pre-deceased by Lauree (1980.) He will be missed by sister Pauline, daughters, Monica (Serge), Clare (Peter), Megan (Andy), grandchildren, Harrison, Laurisse, Jason, Chloe´, Jack, Kieran and Sophie. A Celebration of life will be held on Saturday April 27th, 3:00-5:00 p.m. at his home. In lieu of flowers donations to the B.C. Children’s Hospital Foundation would be welcome.

NORMAN Roseline Bettina (Betty) July 24, 1931 - April 2, 2013 Age 81

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Loving and Loved Born January 1929 to Captain Andrew and Mrs. Esme Cruickshank, Mom was devoted to family and loyal friends. Grateful for the life of Faith she lived, we said a loving farewell on April 15, 2013. Ed Hunt (Julie), Kerry Karram (Michael) and grandchildren Andrew (Kiyomi), Victoria (Steve), Mikaela, David and Christopher were at home by her side, and Mom is now reunited with her husband Ed. Survived by sister June Lunny, and sister-in-laws Georgina Moore (George), Judy Carwell (Robert), and her niece and many nephews. A respected Faculty Advisor in Education at the University of British Columbia, Mom was a passionate teacher both in school and in life. Our special thanks to Cheryl Ballo and Yvonne Aniban for giving Mom such loving care, and to Dr. Ruth Campling, Dr. Anis Lakha and the nurses and caregivers for showing such compassion. There will be a Celebration of Mom’s Life at 3:30 pm, Thursday, April 25th at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver. Life’s Greatest Gift: Remembrance. In lieu of flowers, donations to the charity of your choice would be appreciated. Arrangements care of Amherst 604-831-3023.

MALCOLM, Dallas Harvie James Jan. 12, 1932 - April 7, 2013

Harvie passed away April 7, 2013 with his family at his side at North Shore Hospice after a long illness. Predeceased by his Father (Curtis), Mother (Novella). He is remembered by his wife of 59 years Phyllis, Son Lindsay, Daughter Cathy (Howard), Grandchildren Dallas, Liam, Max, Chris, Nick, Mitch, Sister-in-laws Marion (Bob), Margaret, Pat and many nieces and nephews. A long time resident of North Vancouver, Harvie attended Ridgeway School, North Van High School, and UBC. A member of Johnston Terminals Group of Companies, he was Vice Chairman of Allied Van Lines Ltd. He retired in 1993, and was past-president of the Rotary Club of Vancouver and the BC Trucking Association and was involved in many other associations. The family would like to thank the staff at Lions Gate Hosp. and North Shore Hospice. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar (The Good Shepherd). Service to be held at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges, NV, 11:00 on Friday, April 26th. Reception to follow at Seymour Golf and Country Club, 3723 Mt. Seymour Parkway, NV. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Vancouver Rotary Foundation or the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Condolences may be left for the family at Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

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It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our Mother and friend to many. Born in Torquay, England, Betty trained as a nurse and midwife prior to traveling to Toronto in 1956. There she met her beloved husband Ron and began to raise her three young children. In 1974 the family moved to West Vancouver, later settling in Deep Cove. An avid gardener, Betty could often be found digging in the yard with a smile on her face. Her beautiful gardens were enjoyed by many and rivaled by few. Later years included extensive volunteer work at the Seymour Art Gallery and Parkgate Community Center. Betty was predeceased by husband Ron (April 19,1996) and will be forever in the hearts of Sandra (Tom), Hilary, Miles (Maija), granddaughter Molly, and sisters Pat (John) and Frances. She will be remembered for her warm and happy spirit, quiet generosity, and keen sense of fashion. We will miss you terribly. Service will be held April 27th 2:00pm at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the CNIB.

MORRISSEAU - Claire (nee Anderson)

Sept 27th, 1957 – April 14th, 2013 It is with sadness we announce our dearest Claire died on Sunday, April 14th, 2013. Survived by her loving husband Keith and loving parents Eric and Margery. Pre-deceased by her loving brother Robert in 2009. Claire had recently retired from Royal Columbian hospital where she held the position of Speech Language Pathologist for many years. Claire was respected and loved by many through her love and compassion for those she encountered during her lifetime of 55 years. Memorial Service at 2:00 p.m. Apr. 27th, at Vancouver Native Pentecostal Church, 304 26th Avenue, Vancouver. Light refreshments to follow. As requested, no flowers. If you wish, a donation to a charity of your choice. “At peace in the loving arms of Jesus”

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23. June, 1930 - 30. March, 2013 Joyce was born in Hamilton Ontario, the daughter of Henry Perry, a French Canadian professional ice hockey player and Phyllis Franks, an English immigrant to Canada. In 1947 she moved with her family to Vancouver. A gifted musician, Joyce played the piano, violin, and above all, excelled as a singer. She was a finalist twice in the nationwide CBC competition ‘Singing Stars of Tomorrow’. In 1957 she sang the leading role of Violetta in a CBC production and recording with the Vancouver Symphony Orchestra of Verdi’s La Traviata. In 1961 she sang the role of Micaela in Carmen, the first ever VOA production. She was the only local singer to sing a leading role in the internationally star studded cast. After marrying Ernest Crist in 1959, and the birth of children Katherine (1960) and David (1962), she gave up her promising career to devote to her family. She provided endless support for Ernie Crist in his long engagement in civic politics including 25 years as a councillor in the District of North Van.. She was predeceased by her daughter Katherine in 1986 and husband Ernie in 2008 both of whom were much loved and sorely missed. She is survived by her son David and numerous friends. At my Mom’s request there will be no funeral.

Lost & Found

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General Employment

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General Employment

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For Sale Miscellaneous

TEAK dresser,teak queen bed w/matt,, Ikea table/bookcase/ glass shelf, large 5 shelf glass/ wood unit, eliptical trainer, portable crib, singer sewing machine, small work bench, 604-984-6981



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For Sale Miscellaneous

CANOE, GOOD condition, 16 ft, $500, 604-929-3535 Collectible typewriters $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $50, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies black coat $60, 604-985-1968

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

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



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LOVESEAT, SMALL and sturdy, 2 seater, floral slipcover, free for pick up. 250-926-4136 WHITE IKEA TV/shelving unit & 32' Panasonic TV in perfect working condition. Up pick up 604-929-8118.


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ALL DANISH style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. Jenny 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

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BDRM & den, Central Lonsdale, 763sf, pet ok, lease, u/g parking. $1100/mo. , Call 604-985-4881 1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, mnt view, balc. $920 incl heat, hwater/ cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555 1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $965, May 1, 604-220-6817 1 BR reno’d, clean, quiet, 2nd/St Andrews, $929, np, May 1, incl heat hw & prkg, 604-984-2148

1 BDRM Seymour Area $985 +Util upper floor, balcony, n/s, w/d hookup, 1 pet only, July 1.

1 BDRM, Lonsdale & 19th, clean quiet small bldg, sunny apt, ground floor, very spacious suite w/dan, no pets, $1050, May 1, 604-904-4420

1BR view & 1 Br grd flr reno’d. $950 incls ht, htwater, cbl, ns np, avail Now, refs 604-987-8807

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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


Body Work

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4BDRM/2.5BTH 3435 ST MARY AVE. $797,000 - OPEN HOUSE EVERY SUNDAY FROM 1-3. A must see private setting 3 level stand alone house low $235 strata fee. Huge patio backing onto a park like grounds, these homes do not come up often contact CHRIS RYAN with ECO REALTY @ 604-562-5442


Lots & Acreage

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

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Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

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Condos/ Townhouses


North Vancouver

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N.VAN CENTRAL Lonsdale, 2 BR, 2 Bath, f/p, $299,900 & 1 BR, Top floor, View, 720sf, $249,950. HIRA • Sutton • 604-318-9474

2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, 1st floor, newly renovated incl’d new appliances, faces south, heat and hot water incl, no pets, $1550 604-838-5020 or 604-699-5264


2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545

2 BR, 2 bath, luxury apt with balcony North Van by Lonsdale Quay & Seabus. Large indoor pool & exercise rm. 2 secure cover’d prkg. Incredible view of city & harbour from 10th flr. $2800/mth unfurn or $3,400/mth furn. No pets, ns. Avail June 1st. Call 1-250-832-2454 2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456 2 BR upper Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, May 1 604-202-3458

Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms! City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.


West Van Apt. Rentals




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 THE PIER 1 BR + Den, City view, pet ok, n/s, $1650. Avail May 1. WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, pool, np ns $920 778-865-7455


West Van Apt. Rentals

RENTALS 604-980-3606 1 BDRM $900, 21st & Lonsdale, balcony, heat/hw inc, h/w fl, np/ns Adult bldg, ref’s. 604-904-9507

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

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925 BEAUTIFUL 6 bdrm home Chartwell Cres, walk to Sentinel & Chartwell schools. 3 car garage, pool & million dollar view. $6000. Call Afsaneh 604-762-1925

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

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

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



Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449


Suites/Partial Houses

1 LARGE br grnd flr ste, BP’S priv deck, view, np ns. $1150 util incl 604-261-4310 2 1/2 BR bsmt suite, West Van $1350 + 1/3 util, avail now, pay May 1st. 604-926-6767


3 BR grnd flr ste, recently renovated, 1500 sf, Grand Blvd area, d/w, f/p, 1 car parking, $1750 + 1/2 utils, ns np 604-626-1626 AMBLESIDE, 1 br & den, garden lvl, priv entry, quiet pers. incl utils, ns np, $1150. 604-921-8771


Townhouses Rent

3 BR, family oriented, 1200sf, 2.5 bath, 6appl, n/p n/s, $1900, NOW Near Cap mall. 604-926-8338

1 Bdrm & 3 Bdrm


Duplexes - Rent

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


Furnished Accommodation

1 BR & den, quiet, clean, bright fully equipped kitchen, incl bedding, towels, hydro, cable, w/d, priv. entr., nr bus, delightful suite, East 4th, $1100/m. May 1 604-990-0981 604-644-8590

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

Avail May 1 -short term/furn, 1 bed ste $1,550-$1650 nsm/pets 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit QUALITY SHORT TERM 1 - 2 BR mtn/city view suites


Houses - Rent

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


Wanted To Rent

Looking for a beautiful, peaceful, well maintained home, town home or spacious condominium, (minimum 1500sq. ft) in West Vancouver to care take off and/or rent beginning June 1 or July (unfurnished or furnished). I am a former elementary school teacher, female in mid 50’s, who has been care taking a large West Vancouver family estate after the passing of my beloved mother. I am extremely responsible and conscientious, a non-smoker, without pets 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. Excellent credit history. Willing to pay up to $4000 a month for the right residence. 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 WOMAN EXECUTIVE my home sold, looking for well maint home with view to share and take care of in West Van, Delbrook or Capilano. Req’d May 1st. 604-987-6064




CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270



Office/Retail Rent

2 BR large Central Lonsdale, updated, insuite laundry, May 1, $1500 incl utils 604-785-7653 STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713

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5 BR- BP’s 4 bath, decks water/ city view, solarium, hotttub, fenced yrd, $3700 604-261-4310

LIONS BAY house, view, 3 bdrm, 2000 sf, all appl, $1450/m + utils, DD, refs req’d. 780-709-9928

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

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

Houses - Rent

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

BACH $750, avail May 1, balc 18/Lonsdale carpet, incl heat/ hw, 1 yr lease. np, ns, 604-988-4692

BACH/1 BR AVAIL MAY 1. Move-in allowance. Rent start $975, well maintained building. N/S, N/P. To view call 604-985-4272



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The Pink Palace on the Seawall

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Apartments & Condos

3 BR $1450 June 1st, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554

Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $775 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, May 1, 604-202-3458


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


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

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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


Drafting/Design & Decorating


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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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing


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STK 952160

WAS $25,900

STK 952230 WAS $48,900



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2011 BMW 328i

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STK 951851 WAS $16,900

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STK 951851 WAS $13,900



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We grow aloe vera plants that have been scientifically selected. Remember, not all aloe vera plants are the same. We selected one particular variety of Aloe Barbadensis Miller. We process the aloe by a unique trade secret method that selectively removes constituents which we feel are not desirable. No save 15% 946ml or preservatives, chemicals and/or water have been added. gallon


PS helps boost memory and brain power. PS. Studies indicate that PS supplementation can help slow down mental decline associated with aging and actually improve memory and the ability to concentrate. Save your aging mind with potent PS from Natural Factors.

1 daily to ease hot flashes 100% Organic Red Sage



New Roots Liver formula cleanses and rebuilds your liver for optimum health and skin tone.You will notice improved digestion and energy, reduced stress and allergies, and noticeably healthy, glowing skin in 30 days.

30 tabs



Green Coffee Bean Extract was recently featured on The Dr. Oz Show for its incredible ability to burn fat and glucose for energy and to slow the release of sugar into the bloodstream. e $5




90 caps

New Optimal Omegas Did you know that the essential fatty acids (EFAs) EPA and DHA don’t come from fish – fish get them from eating algae. Algae is a sustainable, vegan source of Omega 3•6•9 fatty acids, and even if you’re not vegan, you are most likely concerned about over-fishing, making Flora’s Optimal Omegas the socially-conscious choice for your EFAs.

Get lean and stay lean with LEAN WHEY™! • Promotes fat loss • Increases lean muscle • Six delicious natural flavours • Mixes instantly & tastes great • Sugar-free & super low calorie • No artificial flavours, sweeteners or colours • Available in various flavours

Osteoporosis is 100% preventable.




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$ Various flavours

5795 862 g



Walk, run, climb, play…you can! SISU No 7 improves joint flexibility, mobility and range of motion, especially from the “tweaks” brought on by exercise, and physical activity. It helps to reduce joint pain within 7 days. $

908 g


30 Veg caps

Best Seller Ester-C® 600



Don’t settle for anything less than EsterC®, a patented form of vitamin C with advanced immune support that is gentle on the stomach. Ester-C® 600 mg EE 30 FR capsules are enhanced with 100 CAPS $ mg citrus bioflavonoids for 1895 150 Veg Caps improved absorption.

Super Bifido Plus Probiotic


1295 500G

Bowel problems cause a lot of stress for more people than you’d think. A proper supply of friendly gut bacteria can help rebalance digestion and elimination, but not just any acidophilus will do. Udo’s Choice Hi-Potency Bowel Probiotic is specially formulated to address chronic lower bowel conditions. It is high in bifidobacteria balanced with lactobacilli, with 61 billion viable cells up to the date of expiry. Only probiotic strains that $ are naturally resistant to stomach acid have been selected, to ensure maximum results.

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Sisu 7

250 Capsules

GMO-Free Superfood Chia is rich in Omega-3 fatty acids, soluble and insoluble dietary fibre, and contains 18 amino acids, of which 10 are essential, making it an excellent source of protein. Chia is one of the best vegetarian source of Omega-3 fatty acids available. Add to cereals, yogurt, baked goods, smoothies, or as a topping in salads.


Vega One

L-Arginine is a conditionally essential basic amino acid that supports protein and creatine synthesis, nitric oxide production and the detoxification of ammonia in the body.


30 gels

Vega One Nutritional Shake is an all-in-one, plant-based supplement, packed with 50% daily intake of vitamins and minerals, protein, fibre, Omega-3, plus antioxidants, probiotics and greens.

L Arginine 500 mg



30 day program

90 Veg caps


Research shows calcium alone won’t make bones strong. Bone Booster with Vitamin K2 MK-7 and Vitamin D3 keeps the calcium in your bones and boosts bone strength. For the best bone program take Bone Booster along with Collagen Plus and build strong bones.

CleanseSMART is an advanced cleanse that works on every area of elimination; lungs, liver, kidneys, skin, blood, lymphatic system and colon. It is designed to work without the need to follow a strict diet.

60 soft gels

Lean Whey™ Protein Powder

Green Coffee Bean




• New-Extra strength one-a-day formula • Reduces the frequency and severity of hot flashes and sweats • Promotes a good night’s rest • Clinically tested • Natural, safe and effective

• Norwegian Gold Ultra EPA is ideal for anyone with inflammatory conditions or that wants to lower triglyceride levels in the body. • Strongest EPA omega-3 on the market and contains a therapeutic dose 1000mg of EPA per capsule. • Enteric coated and contains Lipase to ensure optimal digestion and no fishy after-taste.

PS Improves Memory

100% Fractionally Distilled Aloe Barbadensis Miller


Inflammation Doesn’t Stand A Chance!

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30 Veg Caps

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