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Legislature backs NV bid for naval ships

Ralph Sultan’s motion gains all-party support for the Seaspan consortium bid Jane Seyd

LOCAL shipbuilders say they’re moving full steam ahead with a bid to win one of two massive shipbuilding contracts worth $35 billion. With the deadline for the bids just weeks away, the West Coast shipbuilders — led by North Vancouver’s Seaspan Shipyards — got a boost from the province when both Liberal and NDP MLAs unanimously endorsed a private member’s bill proposed by West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan Monday in the legislature. Premier Christy Clark used her first speech in the legislature to back the bid, describing the navy contract as of “tremendous importance” and a “once-ina-generation opportunity” to bring jobs and “huge economic benefits” to the province. “This is a big deal for British Columbia, and it requires a big commitment from all of us,” she said. Five companies have been short-listed to bid on the federal navy shipbuilding See Contract page 3

VPD investigation into N. Van RCMP shooting slow to wrap Richard Warnica

MORE than 16 months after Matthew Wilcox was shot and killed by a member of the North Vancouver RCMP, the police investigation into the North Shore resident’s death may finally be nearing an end.

Wilcox was shot after a police chase in Deep Cove in January 2010. He died in hospital nearly 30 hours later. The Vancouver Police Department has been probing the incident ever since. In February of last year, a spokeswoman for the department told the North Shore News the investigation could take anywhere from a few months to a year. Now, more than four months past the outside end of that prediction, the same spokeswoman says the investigation is “nearing completion.” “Investigations of this nature are complex and often involve outside experts,” VPD Const. Jana McGuinness wrote in an email. “It is not uncommon to be waiting on reports for an extended period.” See Dead page 4

Pipes in the Valley

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THE J.P. Fell Pipe Band add a stirring sight and sound to the start of the Lynn Valley Day Parade on Saturday morning. The annual parade and fair drew large crowds as rain held off falling on the festivities for the 99th annual Lynn Valley Day. See more photos at


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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - North Shore News - A3

A after B on DNV ballots?

Poorly clothed hikers risk death

Council favours random naming order for municipal elections

James Weldon

Jeremy Shepherd

A man barely escaped with his life early Tuesday after spending hours in the snow above North Vancouver soaked to the bone and without any shoes.

ELECTION ballots in the District of North Vancouver may look a little more random and a little less alphabetical this November.

Names have appeared on election ballots in alphabetical order in the district since 2002, but council leaned toward switching to a random system at a meeting Monday. Coun. Mike Little submitted the idea earlier this year to protect alphabetically-challenged candidates from a possible advantage enjoyed by candidates whose names appear at the top of the ballot, known as ballot primacy. Little suggested there may be better solutions, but right now, switching to a ballot order determined by chance is the only positive step council can make. “This is the best of the currently legal options,” he said. Coun. Roger Bassam objected to the proposed amendment, arguing it did nothing to eliminate the problem of ballot primacy. “I could never vote for this thing knowing all we’re doing is randomizing the issue,” he said. The method of determining ballot order by lot could also lead to voting errors, spoiled ballots and confusion if two candidates have the same surname, according to Bassam. Little agreed randomizing the ballot might not be the ideal solution, but suggested some action needed to be taken. “When you recognize there is a negative you should do something in the short-term to fix it,” he said. Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn noted his name tended to appear low on the ballot, and reminded council the current alphabetical system was advocated by former mayor Don Bell. Coun. Robin Hicks said the proposed election bylaw amendment would introduce the same degree of unfairness as the current system. Hicks said he’d like to see a change in the bylaw, but would only support something that increased fairness. The third reading of Little’s recommendation passed by a margin of 4-3. Mayor Richard Walton, Hicks and Bassam were opposed. The motion needs to survive at least one more reading by council before adoption. If the bylaw is adopted by Aug. 8 it will be in effect for this year’s November election. A 2008 study by the University of Vermont stated ballot primacy provided an advantage in 48 per cent of the elections they studied. The first candidate listed on the ballot received a bump of approximately 2.5 per cent in those races. The advantage increased when the races were minimally publicized or there was no incumbent. Other studies have found the ballot primacy effect to be negligible.

Police respond to 3rd threat at Handsworth Richard Warnica

HANDSWORTH secondary was locked down for the third time this school year last Friday after what turned out to be another false threat of violence. A school custodian found a note taped to one of the school doors Friday morning. The bulletin said a student was planning to bring a gun to school. After the note was found, the North Vancouver RCMP ordered the school closed for the day. “I think people understand that we have to take it seriously,” said Handsworth principal Mark James. “When I See Pricipal page 4

Safe hands

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RESCUERS unload a “victim” onto the dock at Horseshoe Bay during a rescue drill Saturday. Members of the local Canadian Coast Guard Auxiliary units gathered at Horseshoe Bay to take part in search and rescue exercises along with competitions in pumping drills and man-overboard scenarios. Up to 30 members took part in the training exercises. See more photos at

Contract worth $15B to province From page 1 contracts. The Seaspan-led team is considered one of three top contenders, along with Irving Shipyards in Halifax and Davie Shipyards in Quebec. Under a national shipbuilding strategy announced last year, Ottawa will pick two shipyards to build 28 large ships — and many smaller vessels — over the next three decades. One shipyard will build combat vessels, including Arctic patrol ships. The other will build large icebreakers and support ships. Winning either of those contracts would be “a true game changer” in the West Coast shipbuilding industry, which has traditionally been boom or bust, said Jonathan Whitworth, chief executive officer of Seaspan. “It’s close to 30 years of guaranteed work.” Between 4,000 and 5,000 jobs would be created by a navy contract, which would see close to $15 billion in federal money flowing into the province. “This is the largest thing that we’ve seen come along since the Second World War,” said George MacPherson, president of the Shipyard General Workers Federation. “It’s preoccupying everyone in the industry.” If local shipbuilders win a contract, much of the work will be done at Seaspan’s North Vancouver shipyards, which would first get a $100-million overhaul. “We’d completely retool the shipyards,” said Whitworth. Other Vancouver shipyards and the Seaspan-owned Victoria Shipyards in Victoria would also work on the contract. Bids on the two navy contracts are due July 7. Provincial support for the bid is an important part of the package, said Whitworth. “It means something when the provincial government stands up and says, ‘We out west care about the business and we want it, too.’” Jane Thornthwaite, MLA for North Vancouver-Seymour, described the provincial endorsement this week as “a really good

first step.” But both shipbuilders and politicians acknowledged support from B.C. has come about six months behind lobbying efforts of Nova Scotia and Quebec. “Those two governments have been on-side for quite some time,” said MacPherson. But while both parties in B.C. were preoccupied with leadership races, “I think it just kept getting pushed to the back of the bus,” he said. “There’s some catch-up to do.” “The good news is it’s never too late,” said Whitworth. “We’ve just got to take it on the road a little bit.” In the legislature Tuesday, Maurine Karagianis, NDP MLA for Esquimalt-Royal Roads, chastised the government for dropping the ball on supporting the shipbuilders’ bid, saying Nova Scotia has “a huge, proactive process that’s been underway for some time” while B.C. has only “a motion that’s debated here for a few minutes.” Sultan agreed B.C. has come into the process late, but said there’s still time to take action. Sultan said Finance Minister Kevin Falcon will likely be heading to Ottawa soon to lobby for the contracts. The province is also talking to the industry about the provincial tax credits the shipbuilders have asked for. “Negotiations are ongoing,” he said. Sultan added political considerations are likely to play some part in determining which province gets such large contracts. “The West has become collectively much more important politically than the maritime provinces,” he said. “That’s just the way the votes are stacking up.” Greg Lyle, a political strategist with Innovative Research Group, said the political issues around the contracts are complicated. In the Maritimes and Quebec, he said, “getting their share of federal spending . . . it’s a big issue. It’s arguably more of the culture.” On the other hand, in the recent federal election, “Quebec didn’t say they loved the federal government,” he added. “There’s no Tory IOU to Quebec.”

The victim and a companion, both in their 20s, were plucked from Mount Fromme at about 1 a.m. The man, suffering from mild to moderate hypothermia, was about four hours from death, according to rescuers. The pair had set out on their excursion Monday afternoon, taking the bus to the top of Mountain Highway and striking out into the forest with the intention of returning the same day. Equipped only with running shoes, light clothing and a cellphone, the men made it to a point above the Fromme snowline. But with the sun setting and temperatures dropping, they realized they weren’t going to be able to make their way back down. At 10 p.m., cold and disoriented, they called 9-1-1. The men managed to transmit their co-ordinates to police, but their phone died soon afterwards. Using that information, a small team from North Shore Rescue and a member of the North Vancouver RCMP set out in search of the missing pair. The team made voice contact with them just after midnight, and soon found the men huddled in the snow about 100 metres above an access road, having apparently wandered off a hiking trail in the darkness. Although one of the men was still relatively dry, the other’s clothing was completely saturated. He had also somehow lost both shoes, according to the volunteers. “It was like he’d been thrown in an icy river,” said search manager Tim Jones. “Considering where he was, in another three or four hours, he would have been dead.” The rescuers belayed the men down the slope, then stripped down the hypothermic victim and dressed him again in warm clothing. It’s not clear how the man had got so wet or what had happened to his footwear, said Jones, as his condition had advanced to the point he couldn’t talk, but the rescuer suspects the victim had fallen into a sinkhole. The incident should serve as yet another reminder to the public that appropriate clothing and supplies are necessary in the North Shore mountains, even on day hikes, he said, noting it was the third time this year the team had rescued someone who had lost their shoes. “It’s still winter alpine conditions. People need to wear proper footwear.”

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Dead man’s sister says answer wait is ‘torture’

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That’s cold comfort for Abbey Wilcox, Matthew’s sister. In an interview last week, she described the wait for answers about her brother’s death as “torture.” “It’s like there’s never an end,” she said. To make things worse, Abbey Wilcox said, the Vancouver police have made little effort to keep her family informed about the investigation. “I think they called once, to my parents house,” she said. “They never bothered again. They said ‘Oh, we’ll keep in touch with you,’ but they never did.” Matthew Wilcox, an accomplished animator, was diagnosed with bipolar disorder in 2008. According to witnesses, on the day of the shooting, he was driving erratically down Mount Seymour Parkway when he collided with a number of vehicles. He then turned onto Deep Cove Road where a police car rammed his vehicle, forcing him to stop.

Outside the car, a witness told the News at the time, Wilcox ignored orders to stop and lie down on the ground. He was pulling something out of his pocket when he was shot. It later turned out to be a cellphone. Abbey Wilcox said her brother’s death has taken a huge toll on her family. “It’s a terrible loss,” she said. “I don’t think my mother will ever be the same. I’m sick every day. I cry every night, every day.” No matter what happens with the Vancouver police investigation, Abbey Wilcox said she wants an independent review of what happened when her brother died. “This police investigating police is just garbage,” she said. In May, the province announced that in the future, a new civilian-led body will investigate cases where police kill or seriously wound people. But that body won’t reopen old cases, said Tasha Schollen, a spokeswoman for the Ministry of Public Safety and the solicitor general, and it’s unlikely it will look into Wilcox’s death.

Principal: We can’t ignore

Harmony Arts Festival July 29 to August 7 The 21st annual Harmony Arts Festival will transform West Vancouver’s waterfront into an open-air celebration of the arts. Enjoy art exhibitions, artist talks and demonstrations, studio tours, cinema in the park, over fifty concerts and a wine garden. The biggest attractions will be the BA Blacktop Sunset Concerts in John Lawson Park, held at 7:30 p.m., every night of the festival. At the foot of 15th Street and Argyle Avenue, enjoy an expanded line-up of musical performances on the Pacific Arbour Garden Stage while sipping wine with the scenic West Vancouver waterfront as the backdrop. Dinner-hour bands will be featured throughout the two weekends of the festival starting at 5:45 p.m., and be sure not to miss the six late evening After Sunset concerts at 9 p.m. The expanded Art Market sponsored by North Shore Tourism takes over Argyle Avenue for the first time, from July 29 to August 1, 2011. Harmony Arts Festival is presented by Odlum Brown and produced by the District of West Vancouver. All events are free. Follow us on Twitter, #HAFLive, like us on Facebook, and visit .

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was in school, I think some of the times we ignored bomb threats. But it’s just not a day and age where we do that anymore.” Friday’s threat came just a week after a similar note was posted claiming a bomb had been planted at the North Vancouver school. That incident mimicked an earlier threat from February. In the end, both proved hollow. Despite the repeat, James said he’s heard from surprisingly few parents about the notes. “At the same time, I think there’s a growing frustration” with what’s happening, he said. The North Vancouver RCMP don’t know if the incidents are linked, but they are continuing to investigate. “From our perspective it is very serious,” said Sgt. Peter DeVries, pointing out the emotional, operational and financial costs involved.

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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - North Shore News - A5

Ferry fares rise despite ministry rollback User group: higher fares hurt tourism, economy

Evan Duggan

B.C. ferry riders can expect their summer sailings to cost nearly 17 per cent more than last year despite a decision by the government to slash part of the annual fare hike.

The adjustment — announced last week by the Ministry of Transportation — reduces the nowroutine increase down to 4.14 per cent from 8.23 per cent, but critics say it’s not enough to undo the economic damage already caused by years of steadily rising ferry prices. “It’s a decrease to an increase,” said Brian Hollingshead, chairman of the Southern Gulf Islands Ferry Advisory Committee — a group that represents the interests of coastal and island commuters and residents. It also remains unclear if the reduction would persist into the future, Hollingshead said. “The fare increases over the last eight years have really become a tangible barrier to travel for people on the islands, for people wanting to visit the islands [and] for businesses on the islands,” Hollingshead added.

The committee is concerned that rising fares — caused partially by higher costs for fuel, maintenance, and labour — chase away tourists and squeeze business for coastal and island communities. The advocates also argue that the increases unfairly burden commuters that make routine crossings for work. “We seem to have forgotten that ferries have long been recognized as an economic engine,” said Salt Spring Island’s FAC chair Harold Swierenga in a press release. The “boost to the economy [by ferries] is no longer factored into the financial equation of costs and benefits,” he said. Swierenga and Hollingshead welcome the reduction, but expect the ministry and the B.C. Ferry Commission to explain to what extent passengers should carry rising ferry costs. “Why is coastal ferry service different from other forms of essential transportation in B.C., in which government invests more readily?” Swierenga said. For now, the province will cover the gap caused by the 4.1 per cent cut, but Hollingshead said this year’s reduction is only the first step of many towards dealing with “the elephant in the room.” The rising prices represent a barrier that’s been created over many years, said Hollingshead. “It’s crippling traffic.” Currently, a one-way sailing from Horseshoe Bay to the Sunshine Coast for two adults in a passenger vehicle costs $72.10 plus tax.

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ITH Premier Christy Clark finally sworn in as a member of legislature this week, B.C. politicians remembered they had some running of the province to attend to in the few days remaining before summer break. One of the things they found stuffed behind some cushions was the necessity of hastily endorsing a West Coast shipbuilding bid worth $35 billion. That’s a contract that could see 5,000 jobs and 30 years of work created in the province, much of it here in North Vancouver. Donning her Rosie the Riveter garb, Clark used her first speech to endorse the “once in a generation” bid, asking, “How often do we have the chance to grasp an opportunity like this one?” Another good question would be

why the governing party has largely ignored the bid up until now. Sure, everyone “supports” the shipbuilding bid. It would be hard to imagine otherwise. But in terms of aggressively pursuing it and lobbying Ottawa, B.C. politicians have been far too preoccupied with their own leadership contests to steer the ship of state. That the province’s support for a multi-billion dollar sink-or-swim pitch by the shipbuilding industry came forward in a last-minute private member’s bill only adds to the perception that someone was asleep at the switch. Local shipbuilders are capable and worthy. But large shipbuilding contracts have always been highly political. Other provinces in the running recognize that — and have been acting accordingly.


Double-duped on the HST

Dear Editor: I find something immoral and repugnant about a government that can bring in a tax by devious, underhanded methods, then go out of its way, after a referendum has already been held which resulted in overwhelming rejection of the said tax, to convince people that they are wrong and that the tax is beneficial to them and implying that those who rejected the tax were too unintelligent to grasp the issues first time round. This shameful farce is making a mockery of any thoughts of a responsible honest government adhering to the wishes of its constituents.

Now we are to be lambasted and bombarded endlessly with numerous biased findings and reports financed by the very taxpayers who were duped first time round, giving the party line that the tax is beneficial in the very, very long run and offering us bribes if we do not vote it down second time round. Maybe the government is trying to exhaust us and win us over by fatiguing us. I think they may be succeeding in their diabolical schemes, and we will be twice duped. Jerome Henen North Vancouver

Transit security a roving assignment

Dear Editor: I am responding to your May 25 Ask A Cop column, Terminal Security Concerns. Transit Security decided some years ago that it was most effective to have security personnel roving around the entire transit system, ready to respond to security issues. Originally, security was placed at Lonsdale Quay after hours to monitor alarms and the flotation of the terminal itself, not for customer service. As monitoring systems were perfected, that need was reduced. An increase in recent years in “problem” customers around the entire transit system — especially late at night — led Transit Security to re-assess its deployment. Lonsdale Quay is still part of the patrol “pattern” for Transit


Security, and a detail is assigned there for special events like the Celebration of Light. Transit Police also patrol there as and when they can. In response to concerns about “youths gathering” around the Quay, Transit Police worked in partnership with North Vancouver RCMP a few months ago to step up patrols in the area. But at the base of it all, we need to take note of Sgt. Peter DeVries’ comment that the real responsibility rests with the people who commit violent crimes and with us, as a society, to promote ways of making our communities safer. Drew Snider Public Information Officer TransLink | South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority

Forget the rollbacks, just reinstate the PST exemptions Dear Editor: Sorry, Christy, I’m a supporter of the HST because its simple and pro-business and that’s good for all of us. However, now you are rolling the rate back over the next few years. Where is this lost revenue going to come from? Not from a few points on the corporate tax rate. So Kevin Falcon will have to find other ways to tax us or run huge deficits, which is a tax on our children and grandchildren because we don’t know how to bite the bullet. Why do we insist on finding complicated ways to right the perceived wrongs of this tax anyway? The only difference between these combined taxes and the old GST and PST from a consumer point of view is some things were exempt on the PST and are no longer that way. So simply make those exempt again for at least a phase-in period for the seven-per-cent PST portion. Bill Richardson North Vancouver

HST can help restaurant industry Dear Editor: Your May 27 editorial, Trying New Tax, states the proposal for a reduced HST does nothing to help the suffering restaurant business. The GST/PST taxed the liquor portion of meals at 15 per cent. A reduction to 10 per cent on what can be a major portion of any high-end meal — given B.C.’s wine costs — can offset the increase on the meal portion. For those at the pub without meals it’s a full five per cent reduction. Looks like pretty good help to me. Robert Thompson North Vancouver





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Wednesday, June 1, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Promises made and broken

“Within 90 days of being sworn into office, a BC Liberal Government will act to . . . Pass a Community Charter to outlaw provincial “offloading” of costs onto municipal governments and to give local governments greater autonomy and better planning tools to reduce pressure on property taxes.” A New Era for British Columbia, 2001

DOES this particular B.C. Liberal commitment sound innocuous when compared with the B.C. Rail fiasco, or with what threatens to be the disintegration of BC Hydro? Unfortunately, the reality is that off-loading of provincial costs large and small continues unabated. From the escalating costs of downloaded Metro Vancouver services and TransLink, to school board insurance premiums for vandalism, the pressure on local property taxes is heavier than ever. The situation is further compromised by the failure of another commitment that a Liberal government would, “require taxpayer approval by regional referendums prior to authorization of any new type of TransLink tax or levy.” That was a privilege we already enjoyed under the Local Government Act — until the Community Charter arrived and allowed local and regional administrations to replace referenda with the “alternative approval” option.

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Elizabeth James This insidious dimension makes it even more difficult for residents to hold municipalities to account. Now, instead of holding referenda concurrent with elections, all councils or regional governments need to do is run newspaper advertisements describing their intentions and, in effect, say “this is what we plan to do, unless you tell us not to.” Akin to the negative-billing ploy the courts prohibited for commercial enterprises in the 1990s, it has become the responsibility of enough residents who actually see the advertisements and understand the ramifications of a plan to indicate their opposition. Until I downloaded it again in May, several years had passed since last I read the New Era prospectus; so I was astounded by how much hindsight and experience has taught us about the doublespeak that riddles everything the Campbell team said it stood for. It’s true that as long as we keep looking back, we cannot move forward; but unless we have a clear picture of the

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at any time in B.C. history. 3) Funding for the auditor general — and for the provincial ombudsman — was cut, not increased. 4) We will never know the number of special warrants that were required because the legislature was closed for business. In his letter of Sept. 27, 2006, to Olga Ilich, the former minister of labour and citizens’ services, then Privacy Commissioner David Loukidelis, wrote: “Our operating budget for the Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act was cut by 10 per cent in 20022003 and another 10 per cent in 2003-2004, with a further cut of 15 per cent for our Freedom of Information and Protection of Privacy Act activities proposed for 20042005.” The new era government had made it tougher, not easier for our independent accountability officers to hold government’s feet to the fire. Lastly, voters were told they “shouldn’t have to pay higher than necessary electricity or auto insurance rates, because government wants to play politics with BC Hydro or ICBC.” There’s no secret to how that is playing out in 2011. Hydro rates are ballooning

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Judge puts brakes on speed demon Flight from cops ends in crash, fine and driving ban

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A 25-year-old street racer from North Vancouver has been hit with a $2,300 fine and been banned from driving for a year after he pleaded guilty to a criminal charge of dangerous driving in connection with a street race in Lynn Valley last summer. Judge Joanne Challenger of the North Vancouver provincial court handed the sentence to Ali Safaee Samiromi recently after he pleaded guilty to racing another car up Lynn Valley Road at high speed, then accelerating away from police down residential streets at speeds of about 200 kilometres an hour.

The joyride ended when Safaee Samiromi lost control of his Nissan 350Z on a corner and skidded across an oncoming lane of traffic before spinning 180 degrees and flipping upside down into a stand of trees. The force of the accident snapped several of the trees in half, which lodged in the undercarriage of the car before it came to rest. One of the front wheels of the Nissan was snapped off and the front end was crushed. Miraculously, both Safaee Samiromi and his passenger escaped the crash with only minor injuries. The incident began just before midnight on June 17, 2010, when a police officer driving on Institute Road saw two cars — the silver Nissan and a black Acura RSX — racing side-by-side up Lynn Valley Road. When the drivers saw the police car, one of them slowed down. But the driver of the Nissan took off at high speed, making a sharp turn around a corner, losing the police officer. When the police officer caught up to the car, it was lying upside down on its roof on Langworthy Street.

Safaee Samiromi and his passenger were standing nearby on the sidewalk. Both were checked for minor injuries at the scene. Safaee Samiromi was arrested and handed an immediate roadside driving ban of 15 days. The one-year court-ordered driving ban is in addition to a six-month ban already handed out by the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles shortly after the accident. Outside of court, Sgt. Peter DeVries of the North Vancouver RCMP said the case is a good example of when “a person who demonstrated extremely irresponsible driving was required to answer to a charge in court.” DeVries said it’s just lucky the accident wasn’t worse. “Anyone who lives in that area knows this is a residential neighbourhood,” he said. “Anyone could have been out walking a dog . . . or just out for an evening stroll.” He said police will continue to “aggressively target” dangerous driving.

Playing politics with ICBC’s surplus income From page 7 and in 2010, while “playing politics” in an attempt to keep its general revenue account solvent, the province decided to confiscate $778 million of ICBC’s “surplus income” over three years — $478 million in 2010 for starters. In closing, no one regrets more than I do the need to target the three-term administration that succeeded the Social Credit governments I supported for so long. I would take the same approach had this contract been broken by the NDP or any political party.







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WV foundation grants aid local projects Schizophrenia society, WV history book, Binning House just three initiatives that will benefit Jeremy Shepherd

THE West Vancouver Community Foundation announced more than $42,000 in grants to 10 local organizations promoting literacy, mental health and the preservation of history earlier in May. The foundation grants became more important after the economy faltered in 2008 and gaming revenue dried up for nonprofits, according to WVCF executive director Delaina Bell.

The WVCF used to give grants twice a year, but with more non-profits requesting funds and the economy uncertain, Bell said the WVCF decided to deliver grants once each spring, beginning in 2008. “We’re slowly getting back to where we were,” Bell said. Bell said the North Shore Schizophrenia Society was very much in need of the grant they received. “They run on a very shoestring budget,” she said. “The grant fully funds our public education lecture series,” said Cheryl Olney, executive director of the North Shore Schizophrenia Society. The society conducts four lectures a year at Lions Gate Hospital examining the links between mental illness and issues like addiction and homelessness. “We try to get the expert on each topic,” Olney said, adding the lectures are a way to reach out to people. “It also finds people who might not otherwise find us,” she said. The primarily volunteer society offers one-on-one support to

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help with a range of problems. “We sometimes help people get their family member into treatment,” Olney said. “Other times people just really need to get things off their chest.” Olney said anyone concerned about an issue related to mental health should contact the society. “We encourage people to get in touch with us if they’re not sure whether or not we can help. . . if we’re not the right people, we know who are.” The West Vancouver Historical Society is planning to use its grant to help publish a historical coffee table book detailing the last century of the municipality. “We want to make it the human side of the development of our community and the stories of the people who contributed to making each of these neighbourhoods unique,” said West Vancouver Historical Society president Jim Carter. Carter said two grants from the WVCF over the past two years totalling approximately $10,000 were a big help in publishing the book. It took about four years to put the book together, which involved finding an author and getting financing, said Carter. Cottages to Community: The Story of West Vancouver’s Neighbourhoods, will focus on the perseverance of the personalities who shaped West Vancouver, like engineer and entrepreneur Alfred James Towle Taylor, for whom Taylor Way is named. The book chronicles Taylor’s poor beginnings on Vancouver Island, the death of his mother, and his time living in a Vancouver shack at age 16 to his apprentice as a marine mechanic, according to Carter. Each chapter focuses on a different neighbourhood, combining to document West Vancouver’s evolution from a collection of cottages along the waterfront to a sophisticated urban community. The book, which is approximately two-thirds pictures, is scheduled to be released Sept. 15 at the West Vancouver Memorial Library. Carter, who has worked as a principal at both Sentinel secondary and West Vancouver secondary, said proceeds from the book will benefit the historical society’s archives, museum and library. The WVCF also issued a grant to the Land Conservancy of B.C. to help maintain the Binning House. “This is the first time we’ve actually given a grant to them,” Bell said. Built in 1941 by Bertram Charles Binning, the West Vancouver bungalow is considered an almost unclassifiable architectural landmark of modern ideas. “This house is the third historical site in West Vancouver,” Bell said, mentioning Lions Gate Bridge and Point Atkinson Lighthouse as the others. “Hopefully it will be a place where other young architects come to and learn and see (Bertram’s) vision,” Bell said.


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WALKING through Edgemont Village about seven years ago, Navin Bhatia, 49, saw the baked goods being tossed into the garbage as an opportunity to give back to the homeless community. Bhatia offered her name and number to Cobs Bread telling them to call her whenever they had leftover treats. For years, Bhatia has been picking up leftover goods from Cobs Bread in Edgemont Village, Cupcakes in the Park Royal Village and Bean Around the World Coffees in West Vancouver and distributing them to shelters nearby and in the Downtown Eastside, she said. Bhatia said when she is given little treats like muffins and cupcakes she will stop and hand them out individually to the homeless people along her drive out to the shelters. “I will basically park my car and when I see them I will say, ‘Would you like a treat?’” she said. Bhatia got emotional and began to cry when explaining


NAVIN Bhatia packs up end-of-the-day baked goods with Rebecca Merenyi in Cobs Bread in Edgemont Village, North Vancouver. Bhatia has been collecting the leftovers and taking them to homeless shelters for seven years. how appreciative the people are. “When I go to the Lookout Shelter, I actually see and talk to the people there. They’re just people like you and me; they have lost their jobs, they can’t pay their rent, and now they end up at the shelter,” she said. Bhatia said through word of mouth and by posting notes in the laundry room of her West Vancouver apartment, her neighbours have become involved by giving her food to

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Deputy Consul General of Switzerland Hans-Peter Willi and wife Riccarda and Presentation House Gallery director Reid Shier celebrate a successful opening. Representatives of Presentation House Gallery hosted an opening event for their latest exhibition, Intimate Stranger, on May 20. Curator Gianni Jetzer led those in attendance on a tour of the exhibition before guests settled in for a reception supported by the Consulate General of Switzerland in Vancouver. Intimate Stranger features rare vintage photographs by Swiss photographer Karlheinz Weinberger, shown for the first time in Canada. Along with magazines and samples of do-it-yourself clothing, Weinberger’s photographs offer a glimpse into a youth subculture in Zurich that emerged in the aftermath of the Second World War. Intimate Stranger will remain on display at the North Vancouver gallery until July 17. Info:

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DIG DEEP Gardeners who plant too closely to get a quick fill-in will pay the financial and backbreaking price of plant overcrowding, writes Todd Major. Page 14

A North Vancouver landscaping company is hosting a tea party with soil and compost tea instead of fine china and crumpets today for elementary school students at Loutet Farm.

Great Canadian Landscaping in partnership with the Edible Garden Project is holding the inaugural Compost Tea Party Experiment at North Vancouver’s Loutet Farm, where students in grades 5-7 have the opportunity to learn about soil and compost tea. Dressed in a lab coat and using test tubes to showcase the

compost tea, Martin Harcourt, a scientist and compost teabrewing master, is planning to teach the children how it is made. Harcourt compares the compost tea brewing process to brewing beer. And while the compost tea seems like something drinkable, it isn’t something anyone would like to ingest since it is alive with many organisms. Harcourt is planning to arrive at the party with some soil infused with compost tea. He said he’s also planning to bring some of his equipment, which includes a microscope, so the children can see just how alive the soil is. “We prepare a slide and put it up and you can see all of the

little darlings that live in the soil swimming around in there,” he said. Harcourt said it is important for children to understand the importance of healthy soil for a healthy environment. “Everything that goes down the drain, everything that goes anywhere goes into the soil and the soil purifies all the water that goes into the ocean and into the creeks and the rivers,” he said. Event organizers hope to increasestudents’understanding of the environmental impact of using chemical fertilizers and pesticides, said Trisha Wilkin, general manager at Great Canadian Landscaping. Compost tea is a natural product used to create healthy soil and therefore healthy lawns

and gardens, Wilkin said. She said compost tea is not an alternative to fertilizer, but it adds organisms to the soil that contribute to the long-term health of lawns or plants. This means fertilizers can be used less often, she said. Wilkin said the company wanted to have an event geared to kids so they better understand the world around them and learn to care for the environment at a young age. “I think just introducing this organic, really simple way of introducing beneficial microbes into the soil structure is really interesting to kids, so it will definitely stick with them for a while. When they are playing in the dirt, they won’t just think of it as dirt,” she said.

HAVING spent the better part of the last two decades making television shows for a living, I have been watching the changing of the guard in the entertainment world with more than casual interest.

The current growth of Netflix is changing the landscape of TV for all time. The TV industry has been on a path of dramatic change for a while. First we saw retraction. As smaller independent networks and stations could no longer make a go of it, they were assimilated into the bigger networks until there are only four standing in Canada: CTV, Rogers, Global and CBC. As a former independent producer of TV I see nothing good that has come from the loss of the smaller independent-thinking networks. These behemoths are not the domains that will foster true action and leadership of the sort we saw from the likes of Moses Znaimer at CITY TV. Instead we will have protectionism, and cut-throat competition as the networks compete hammer and tong, much as their telco counterparts do. True innovation, new ways See Internet page 15


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Todd Major HOW far apart should plants be spaced at planting time? This commonly asked question does not have a simple answer because much depends on the type of plant (tree, shrub, perennial, annual or vine), the growing conditions (sun or shade, windy or sheltered), soil type and so on. It also depends on the anticipated design life for the garden. Perhaps no other single factor is as important as the anticipated design life of the garden, which means: How long is the garden intended to be functioning in healthy state before overcrowding or plant decline occurs? This is not an easy question to answer since many of us do not really know how long we will live in a given house or whether our tastes will change over time. Gardeners who plant too closely to get a quick fill-in immediately will pay the financial and backbreaking price of plant overcrowding and plant decline in future. Always space for future growth based on the

estimated mature size of the plant and intend on adding fillers like annuals and perennials to compensate for the short term gaps in plant spacing. Understanding mature plant size can be a difficult task because many people have not seen plants at a mature size. I can remember when I was starting out and thought that Hosta seiboldiana elegans grew four feet across at maturity. Then I was taken on a garden tour of a private estate where the hosta colonies were 15 years old, never divided and 10 feet across. Perspective is everything when it comes to understanding mature plant size. To learn the mature size of plants, visit our great local botanical gardens to see first hand how big plants can grow if given the space and time. Or consult experienced journeyman horticulturists or gardeners who have worked with the plants you are wanting to plant. And remember: on the wet coast, everything grows quickly. Some nurseries specify plant spacing according to the size of pot the plant is sold in. For example, perennials in a quart pot are to be planted one foot apart or 18 inches apart if in a one-gallon pot. Shrubs in a one- or two-gallon pot should be planted three to four feet apart depending on foliage spread. The problem with this system is that it does not take into consideration the growth

rate of the plant, mature size and growing conditions. Therefore, such a system is useless. Many modern plant labels now come with reasonably good spacing recommendations that can act as a baseline recommendation if you are unsure how far apart to plant. There are also many mathematical formulas and diagrammatic representations describing how far apart to plant and planting pattern type, but most of those formulas are oriented towards vegetable growing, with the goal of increasing yields per square foot. For example, beets at 16 per square foot, broccoli at one per square foot and carrots at 16 per square foot. Such spacing recommendations are useless for ornamental plants. Some plant spacing formulas use Pi, mature plant radius and bed area calculations to compute how many plants and how far apart to space, and theses formulas work to some extent but such calculations are a little too clinical for the Jedi gardener’s mind. Plant spacing formulas are no substitute for field experience, seasoned perspective and creativity. There are several permaculture and biointensive methods that stipulate plant spacing distances to attain complete foliage cover over the soil occurring at or just prior to maturity. The benefit of those methods is to create a living cover of leaves over the soil to prevent weed

growth, retain moisture and to provide a protected home for soil insects and other life forms. The only concern with those methods is understanding the difference between plants touching and intermingling and foliage impeding or suppressing surrounding plants, which can only be understood with the benefit of seasoned perspective and field experience. There are those people who absolutely do not want their plants touching, as if they are worried about those plants fornicating or something. You have seen these gardens where all of the plants are lined up like soldiers standing at attention, separated and usually sheared into vision-damaginggeometric-forms to conform to some preconceived notion of order in the garden — blah! I can appreciate that in certain very specific design instances, some plants like specimens or topiary should be independent and not impinged upon by other plants. But generally we should let go of our 1950s morality mentality for the garden and allow our plants to intermingle and touch each other to create a tapestry of colour and texture across the garden, with the benefit of lower maintenance, improved sustainability and overall beauty. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic horticulture teacher. For advice contact him at






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From page 13 of thinking and doing things now needs to come from the outside. We see the beginning of that with the evolution of Netflix. I must admit to being surprised by the success of Netflix. I once assumed it was destined to be ground to dust by Blockbuster. That was back in the day when Netflix was a mail-order DVD company, and Blockbuster was a video version of Starbucks, with a store on every corner. Then it all changed. Netflix figured out the ondemand code. Their streaming offering is pure consumer goodness. Inexpensive and flexible to the max, it opens the door to allow us to say goodbye to cable TV for everything except live sports and news. This new generation of media consumers — the first who spend more time on the Internet than they do watching TV — are gobbling it up. The chill down the spine of the networks is not idle fear, it is a vision of the future. The generations that watch TV are growing old. Increasingly, the world chooses to watch TV when and where they choose — on their phone or iPad or computer. They are happy to download it from a torrent site or stream it. And this means that the bread-and-butter advertising revenue of the majors is threatened. Their response? Cut off the newcomers at their source. Charge extra for bandwidth. The networks believe that they can either slow down

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WEST Coast Bonsai Society member Fred Milne (left) and club president Graham Reddington admire a miniature specimen. The club’s annual show and sale is this weekend, June 4-5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Harry Jerome rec centre, 23rd and Lonsdale Avenue in North Vancouver. online use, change online viewing habits or, at the very least, make money off online consumption by applying limits to bandwidth use. No question they will profit from this, but I think we, as a society, lose. The Internet is a place, not a thing. It is a place where we spend time and travel from location to location. In our very footsteps online there is commerce. We make money, spend money and build enterprise in our time online. When we start limiting traffic by applying a toll to those wanderings, we stifle growth,


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Barb Lunter GRADUATION parties celebrate a very special milestone in your child’s life and so it’s a nice idea to mark the occasion with an event that will be memorable. Now that summer is just around the corner, this year’s graduates are busy planning their exit strategies from high school and looking forward to a fun-filled vacation once their exams are done. If you are planning to host a little party for your own graduate here are a few party tip ideas to help you get started. This is a cute idea I saw at a graduation party last year and I thought it was worth sharing. Small Pellegrino bottles are ideal for this as well as the individual water bottles.

Materials: Coloured construction paper Pre-cut paper labels (at Michaels, Wedding section) Printer Scotch Tape Scissors Measure out the strips of construction paper that will wrap around the small water bottles. Measurements should be about five by 12 centimetres long. Wrap around the outside of the bottle and secure with Scotch Tape. Follow the manufacturer’s printing directions on the package of labels. Simply log on to the manufacturer’s website and download their free program to print their labels. Use your computer to fill in the labels with a “Grad 2011” messages and print them off in sheets. Pop the labels out from the paper backing and secure them to the front of each bottle with Scotch Tape This is a great idea for other items you may want to serve at your party such as chip bags, nuts and other snacks. Arrange the water bottles on the table with the other snack items. Place nonlabelled water bottles in a large serving container such as a wide-mouthed bucket filled with ice. Satisfy your hungry graduates with some easy-

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BEFORE Danielle Gould from North Vancouver dances away to China and Europe to start her ballet career, Vancouverites can watch her perform in Goh Ballet’s production of L’amour on June 4.

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The performance at the Centre in Vancouver for Performing Arts is a chance for people to see a sampling of the works the Goh Ballet Academy and Youth Ballet Co. will present in China. Gould is one of 35 dancers who will tour with the Goh Ballet all over China in August at the invitation of the Chinese government. However, when the other dancers return from the China tour, Gould won’t be with them. Instead, the Lynn Valley teen will fly directly to Germany to train at the John Cranko School of the Stuttgart Ballet. The 17-year-old said she always knew she would have a career in ballet. “I just love performing so much — and I also love every aspect of ballet,” she said. Gould is the only Canadian to receive a full scholarship to attend the ballet school. She

was awarded the scholarship in New York at the Youth America Grand Prix. The teen was also recently awarded her Solo Seal. Gould has been dancing since age three and began to get more serious with her training at age seven or eight, she said. She currently trains seven days a week for about five to six hours each day. “I couldn’t imagine a day without dance, it’s just my life. Of course it’s hard work, but it is fun too,” she said. Gould has danced in Europe and China before. She said the last time she was in China all the shows were sold out and the theatres were packed. But before she takes off to China, she will represent the Goh Ballet Academy at the Performing Arts BC provincial festival in Kamloops June 5-9. Chan Hon Goh, director of the Goh Ballet, said she is very proud of the young dancer and her accomplishments. “She is just a joy to work with,” said Goh. “Whenever she is in class or rehearsal you know that she is focused more than 100 per cent. She is also somebody who will make dances or pieces of choreography her own,” Goh said. The repertoire for the June 4 production of L’ amour at the Centre in Vancouver for

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Support child during exams

WHEN I was in Grade 12 I had the perfect situation for studying for my final exams. I went to stay with my grandparents.

I am the oldest of six siblings and you can imagine that trying to bear down and study in a house with five other kids and two parents could be a bit of a challenge. So I left for a few weeks. To make things even better, my grandparents instinctively knew what I needed to make this a good experience. My grandmother had taught in a one-room schoolhouse and she must have harkened back to her memories of exams and the stress her students felt. Or maybe, she was simply a wonderful, wise elder. Either way, (or both), I was the beneficiary. Based on that event and my experience talking to hundreds of parents over the years, here are some ways you can reduce the stress for your child and help her to become more effective and efficient in her studies. Let’s face it, June is the final month of the school year and it’s also the most stressful. The older the child, the higher the grade they are in, the higher the

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stress levels. Final marks count, particularly if the student is planning on university, college or another post secondary institution. Studying and writing exams is the job of the student. In fact, once kids are getting homework it’s theirs not yours. Your job is to support them but not do their work. It’s not up to you to ensure they learn everything they need to know. Nagging and pushing will not work and won’t teach them how to take responsibility for their own education. But there are ways you can support them during exams. Once they are into the throes of studying and writing exams, relieve them of their regular responsibilities. If they usually cook dinner once a week, or

start the meal before you get home, they can let this go during these weeks. Let them know that their studying is the most important activity at this time so they should put all their energy into hitting the books. Cook nutritious meals for them and have them sit at the table and eat properly. If they don’t eat well, they won’t be able to think properly and the time they spend studying just won’t be efficient. Besides meals, bring them snacks while they work. Just slip in, put a drink or some fruit on the desk and leave quietly. My wonderful grandma would call me out for lovely dinners and, except for helping clear the table, expected me to continue to study after dinner, not do dishes. My grandparents took on that role. There were some hot June days and I remember Grandma would slip in the room and put an icy cold glass of lemonade with a cookie or two and slip out. Somehow she always knew exactly when I needed that pick-me-up. Reducing their household responsibilities and ensuring they eat properly will let them know you believe their studies are important and this can be a motivator to stick to it and do the best they can.

While putting the emphasis on study, understand the need and value of some leisure to reduce the stress. It’s not a bad thing to take the occasional break. Watching a favorite TV show, going for a run, or chatting with a friend on the phone are positive, and not wasting time. If you’re worried that she is going to watch TV all night a simple comment such as, “Taking a short break, eh?” is helpful. When parents are bugging their children to study every second, they can easily go into their rooms and goof off. Many actually study far fewer hours than if they are allowed some breaks. Studying is hard work. When they are tired encourage them to get enough sleep. All-night study sessions are not very healthy. Mind you, with the older kids it may happen and if it does just be supportive and caring. Finally, remember you are there to support them but only they can decide to study. It’s their education and their exams so if they choose to goof off despite your support, they will have to deal with the outcome. With your support they will do their best and can then enjoy the summer and look forward to the fall with energy and excitement.

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WEST Vancouver artist Shirley Claire Williams is presenting her work in a solo show at the Eastwood Onley Gallery, 2075 Alberta St. in Vancouver. The exhibition runs noon to 6 p.m. daily to June 2. Visit to view paintings.

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When the sun finally rouses from hibernation, it’s all about golf — and some of the best to be found in Canada. In Pemberton, just a brief drive beyond Whistler, there is Big Sky. Rated by Golf Digest as runner-up for “Canada’s Best New Golf Course” when it opened in 1994, Big Sky has continued to rack up accolades from the media and playing public ever since. This multi-faceted facility includes a nine-hole Par-27 Academy Course, a large outdoor practice range and teaching centre, a generously appointed pro shop and club house, Fescues Restaurant and patio and, of course, the Big Sky Golf Course. At 7,100 yards from the tournament tees, Big Sky was designed by course architect Robert Cupp — creator of Oregon’s Pumpkin Ridge courses and Liberty National in New Jersey — and it stands among his finest works. Big Sky is enough of a course to match the landscape: large, open and generous in spots, but filled with peril for the careless or unwary. Bent-grass tee boxes, fairways and greens give it an incredible playability in any weather, and when we finally get some sunshine, it will be the fastest track in town. On the Monday of the May long weekend I was joined by my friend Dan Foster and we made the pilgrimage. Neither of us had played Big Sky before and on the way up we swapped tales gleaned from others. It was like heading to fight a guy you had only heard rumours about: nine feet tall, made of solid titanium, a cannibal. See Big Sky page 24

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Big Sky keeps the ‘country’ in country club From page 23

In this case, it was about the fairways, the greens, the hazards and the otherworldly experience of playing there. The journey began grimly in showers and grey weather. As we worked our way up the rocky passes of the Squamish Valley to the Pemberton Plateau, the morning temperature scratched and clawed its way barely into double digits. Just outside Pemberton, the rain eased. The otherworldly feel of Big Sky was reinforced by what we saw as we arrived at the course: a collection of funky metal sculptures began at the entrance and lined the driveway to the clubhouse. The work of Vancouverbased sculptor Davide Pan, they combined bits of industrial metal into large, stunning, post-apocalyptic bird and animal shapes and served as an apt metaphor for a golf course: the look of nature as interpreted by the hand of man. We checked in and loaded our clubs in the cart. It was like crossing a portal into another world. Before us lay a wide expanse of rolling fairways punctuated by carefully placed trees and in the background Mount Currie loomed, walling off the outside world. Everyone we spoke to that worked

there seemed genuinely happy to see us and there was none of the hauteur still found at some resort courses. At Big Sky, they have managed to keep the “country” in country club. The front nine is an introduction, with hazards gradually inserted as you move further into the course. No. 1, at 424 yards from the blue tees, was an uncomplicated straightaway Par 4 with no hazards to speak of. What impressed us both was the fairways — bent grass and perfectly trimmed — which allowed some roll-on tee shots even in the lee of the wet weather. Stay on the short grass, and you’ll have a great lie to attack the pin on your second shot. The greens were also in excellent condition. Speed and roll were both better than expected for the time of year and will only improve once the warm season finally arrives. Note: the health of the fairways and greens is echoed in the rough: wispy, grasping and well worth steering clear of. We walked away with bogies, which, after the drive up and not pausing to warm up on the range, were satisfying results. Here we also met Carol — who was operating the beverage cart. She was to be an unofficial member of our group and a welcome sight. Not so much for the food and drink on

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THE otherworldly feel of Big Sky Golf and Country Club is reinforced upon arrival at the front entrance, where spectacular scenery is offset by metal sculptures. offer, but for her cheerful disposition. It was contagious. Holes 2 and 3, a 376-yard Par 4 and 177-yard Par 3 respectively, introduce hazards to your shot calculations. On


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From page 24 by a creek that sits about 240 yards from the tee box and curls back to run in front of the green. When we reached the tee box, the sun was beginning to exert itself and the view down the fairway to Mount Currie was spectacular. Dan was down the middle all the way for a great par and I was close but missed the putt for a bogie. No. 6 was a 330-yard Par4, but narrow by Big Sky’s standards. On the right was a tree-lined ridge, on the left a forested verge and beyond that the river. The distractions began to multiply. No. 7 was all water down the right to a green some 350 yards from the tee box. Slicers might wish to hit a long iron or fairway wood for a dry landing. No. 8, a 360-yard Par 4,


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sand and water on the front nine, on the back nine they were almost constant companions. On No. 10, a 418-yard Par-4, there was an assembly of bunkers on the left of the landing area and, with the rightward arc of the fairway, these must be reckoned with. No. 11, a 155-yard Par-3, was all water down the centre to the left, with the well-bunkered green jutting out into the pond. It’s a beautiful layout, but very easy to miscalculate and end up wet. No. 12 was also very interesting. This 412-yard Par-4 has a long stretch of fairway, but there’s a creek running down the left that separates the last bit of fairway and the green from your tee shot. It can get in your head and cause you to over-think your second shot. The 14th hole was also visually intimidating. While there was a generous landing area, it’s all centre-left and down the right was a tree lined ridge with no room to slice. To the left of the green was another of the course’s ten lakes, and overcompensating left for the peril on the right puts it seriously in play on your shot to the putting surface. Water was very much at issue on the 378yard 16th. It’s a long right-swooping dogleg with water on the right from tee to green. It’s easy to find the rough on the left as you try to escape the starboard hazard. There are a number of memorable holes on this remarkable course, but for my money, No. 18 was the show-stopper. It’s a 505-yard left-toright Par-5 whopper of a hole. Like the 16th, there’s water from tee to green down the right. Like the ninth, there’s a generous landing area

if you’re not too wild off the tee. Like the fifth, there’s a creek running in front of the green to add a scintilla of stress to your attack. Unlike anywhere else though, there’s a vast, cavernous, gaping maw of a bunker that runs from the mid left of the green around the front of the putting surface to the mid right. It’s enormous and I can’t think of its equal. Easy to avoid you say? Au contraire. I had plans for my third shot. Big plans. In the theatre of my mind it was to go up on a line left of the pin, then fade in and stop right beside the cup. The line was good, the fade was good, but the distance? A little short and into the jaws of the Sahara. Fortunately, the bunkers were as carefully maintained as the fairways and greens — well sanded and very well drained. I was able to save par. After our round, in the warm sun on the patio of the club’s Fescues restaurant, we reminisced about the day. Big Sky is a remarkable course. It’s as grand as the scenery that surrounds it and the ground conditions are equal to or better than anything else you’ll find in the Lower Mainland. There is indeed an otherworldly feel to the place that’s hard to pin down. Maybe it’s the friendliness of the staff, maybe it’s the condition of the greens and fairways, maybe it’s the scenery. Maybe it’s finding all of this in a single location. Whatever it is, Big Sky is a triumph of design, execution and hospitality. If you’ve never played here, go. If you’ve played here before, you don’t need me to tell you to return. Dan and I certainly plan to.

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Fourth annual mayors’ tourney supports seniors

Mark Hood

Contributing writer

THE mayors of the North Shore’s three municipalities came together on May 28 to once again raise funds for the Mayors’ Community Trust Fund.

North Vancouver’s Seymour Golf and Country Club was the setting for the fourth annual North Shore Mayor’s Golf Tournament. A wet start didn’t dampen the enthusiasm as North Shore residents, companies and volunteer groups gathered to sponsor and play at this great community event. Designed to assist North Shore non-profit associations that provide support for local residents, in four years the tournament has raised $475,000 and the fund has provided $50,000 to Hollyburn Family Services, $62,000 to the Lookout Emergency Shelter and $50,000 for the Middle

Childhood Matters program coordinated by North Shore Community Resources. This year’s beneficiaries are the Silver Harbour Centre Society, operators of the Go Bus Service in North Vancouver, and the West Vancouver Seniors’ Centre, operators of the Seniors’ Shuttle in West Vancouver. The West Vancouver Seniors’ Shuttle operates Monday-Friday from 8:45 a.m. to 3:45 p.m. and covers destinations in Dundarave, Ambleside and Park Royal. In North Vancouver, the Go Bus operates Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday and gives seniors access to shopping, seniors’ centres, pharmacies and other destinations. The balance of the funds raised goes to the Mayors’ Community Trust Fund in the North Shore Community Foundation and the West Vancouver Community Foundation. Income generated from these funds supports high-priority social service projects in North and West Vancouver.

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There was networking with the mayors and attendees and post game celebrations included a reception, spectacular dinner, prizes and a live auction — all at one of the Lower Mainland’s most hospitable private golf clubs. Former West Vancouver mayor Mark Sager served as auctioneer and helped boost contributions to an estimated $126,000 at this year’s tournament, beating the 2008 single tournament record of $125,000. It was a great way for golfers to give back to their community and get some faceto-face time with the North Shore’s movers and shakers. If you weren’t able to attend this year, make sure to mark it on your calendar for 2012. It’s always a lot of fun.

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Eat.Give.Grow: For the month of June, several of Metro Vancouver’s top restaurants will be adding $1 to the price of a menu item to support Growing Chefs’ Eat. Give.Grow fundraiser. Each restaurant will specially mark the item on their menu. If you order it, the restaurant puts a Loonie in the kitty for Growing Chefs which is an organization that is dedicated to teaching kids about growing and preparing nutritious food in an urban environment. A list of participating restaurants can be found at www.growing or by calling 778885-1308.

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IT’S the most wonderful time of the year; it’s the hap-happiest season of all. No, I’m not taking a sideways crack at our wintry weather, I’m talking about my happiest springtime tradition: spot prawn season! The Pippi Longstocking of crustaceans (complete with striped legs and strawberryblonde antennae) is on restaurant menus now; the harvest started May 7 and is expected to last through the middle of this month. These slippery, carrot-sized lovelies are delicious: with an amazing, fresh-from-the-ocean flavour that is more like lobster than the usual thin-skinned pop of the tiger prawns we are used to. They’re sustainable too, caught in traps with an areawide quota that lure in very little by-catch, and harvested close to home. You’ll find them everywhere right now — from Whole Foods to upscale eateries and direct from the fishermen at False Creek Fishermen’s Wharf — but only for a limited time. Better go get some today. I made it partway through my own annual quota last week when I dove into the “Fresh From” menu at YEW restaurant and bar at Four Seasons Vancouver, which until mid-June features spot prawns, asparagus and strawberries. We kicked things off with

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SPOT prawn ceviche at Yew restaurant and bar, above, gets added lift from meyer lemons. At right, a prawn boil may not be as fancy, but it’s a lot of fun. gazpacho that vaults beyond the ordinary, a cold mélange of bright-tasting tomatoes, a kick of heat from chilies spiked with cilantro and of course, those pillowy prawns. In the next course, grilled spot prawns also got an added punch from smoky, spicy aioli, served with grilled lemon and asparagus. The spot prawn ceviche is the real find though: a tumble of citrusy prawns, silky strands of cucumber, asparagus and strawberries, matched beautifully with YEW’s In The Pink rosé. (Custom blended for the restaurant, $2 from the sale of every bottle will go directly to support the Canadian Breast Cancer Foundation). In the only dish where they didn’t have a starring role, prawns cuddled up with roasted halibut; but in the other option for a main course

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ArtsClubTheatreCompany’s Celebrity Chef Cooking Classes: Unleash your inner foodie with culinary tips and tricks from Vancouver’s finest chefs until June 6. This series of fundraisers combines cooking demonstrations with fine wine in private homes across Vancouver. This year’s line-up of chefs: Thursday, June 2, Todd Bright from Wild Rice and Monday, June 6, Jason Liezert from Boneta. Tickets for each class are $125 and are available at 604-6875315.

the cetaceans come roasted whole, so diners can get a good idea of their pre-pan existence. It’s $35 for your choice of three courses from the Fresh From menu, and it will last as

long as the spot prawns are available. The very next evening I headed to the Irish Heather in Gastown for a Spotted Prawn See Get page 31

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ANY day now the alltoo-short season for our amazing B.C. local strawberries will begin. It seems like we see them in the stores for barely a few days. Here are some not-sotypical recipes to make the best of these little red gems.

Brie and Strawberry Canapes At first glance this looks like an odd combination, but you won’t believe how good it is. 1 narrow baguette loaf, sliced ¼” thick on the diagonal Unsalted butter, softened One 5” round Brie cheese 10 large perfect strawberries, hulled and halved (or more, depending on how many slices of Brie you have) ½ cup heavy whipping cream ½ tsp sugar Drop of vanilla extract Finely chopped toasted pecans Slice the Brie like a pie into wedges about ½ an inch thick. Spread each baguette slice thinly with unsalted

butter and top with a wedge of Brie and one strawberry half. Beat the whipping cream, sugar and vanilla together until stiff; place a dollop of cream on top of each canapé (about 1 tsp) and sprinkle with chopped pecans.

to taste. Just before serving, whisk vinaigrette again, drizzle over salad and toss to combine. (You may not need all of the dressing depending on your preference).

Strawberry Spinach Salad with Macadamia Nuts

This is traditionally served at Eton College’s annual cricket game against Winchester in June — it’s absolutely easy and absolutely scrumptious.

8 cups baby spinach ½ English cucumber, peeled and diced 4 cups fresh strawberries, hulled and halved 2 ⁄3 cup very coarsely chopped unsalted macadamia nuts Vinaigrette: 2 tsp liquid honey 1 Tbsp grainy Dijon mustard 2 Tbsp sherry vinegar ½ cup extra virgin olive oil Salt and freshly ground pepper Place spinach in a large salad bowl. Pat diced cucumber dry with paper towels and toss with halved strawberries. Add to spinach with macadamia nuts and toss to combine well. Whisk together honey, mustard and vinegar. Whisk in olive oil until dressing is emulsified. Season with salt and pepper

Add sugar a little at a time and beat until meringue holds very stiff peaks. Beat in vanilla. Using two spoons place 10 equal mounds of meringue onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for approx. 1½ to 1¾ hours, rotating sheet halfway through to ensure even baking. Meringues should be pale in colour and fairly crisp. Turn off the oven, open the door a crack and leave the meringues in the oven to dry overnight. (Or you can use ready-made meringues from a bakery or President’s Choice Meringue Nests). Mash about one-third of the berries with a potato masher. Cut the remainder into bite-sized chucks and mix in with mashed berries. Sprinkle sugar over the berries and stir to combine (make this mixture about one hour before assembling dessert). Place whipping cream, vanilla and sugar together in a large mixing bowl and stir to combine well. Beat until stiff peaks form. Break five or six meringues into bite-sized pieces (or more or less if you like). Fold the strawberry mixture and broken meringues into the whipped cream and spoon mixture into long-stemmed glasses. Serve immediately.

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Get messy at your own prawn boil From page 29

Boil, this one a fundraiser for Slow Food, the international organization that works to protect our food sources. Except that I could have eaten double the number of prawns that I managed to get my hands on, I love this method of cooking and serving just as much as the haute cuisine served at YEW. Newspapers were laid across the long table in the Heather’s next-door deli, silver buckets lined up for the prawns’ exoskeletons and heads, the beer flowed, the plates were passed and we dug in. Eager hands reached for the prawns, twisting off carapaces and cracking open abdomens to release the snow-white meat. For variety we also loaded up with bok choy, fennel, potatoes and peppers. I was seated next to Larry from the Maritimes, a probable Mensa member and an obvious fan of prawn innards. “Make sure you suck the heads!” he cried merrily. “It’s called the tamale, it’s the best part!” When anyone at our end of the table chose to toss aside their heads, Larry was only too happy to scoop them up and finish them off. I soon began passing them straight over to him. Want to impress your dinner companions? Here’s an interesting bit of trivia: spot prawns are protandric hermaphroditic, which means they start off their life as a male and then pass through a transition stage to become a female. In B.C., they usually live for about four years, transforming into females in their final year of life. You might think I’d have had enough after that marathon. Not at all. With

such a short season, there is much joy in overdoing it. I’ll probably find some more before they’re gone. Want to do a prawn boil at home? I saved this recipe from chef Robert Belcham of Refuel restaurant on Fourth Avenue, after I dug into his prawn boil in years past. Give it a try! Remember, the key is to not overcook them — they only need a few minutes in the broth.

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Spot Prawn Boil Court Bouillon 1 onion, sliced 1 head of garlic, cut in half 1 carrot, peeled and sliced 1 branch of celery, sliced 4 jalapenos, sliced 1 head of fennel, sliced ¼ bunch parsley ¼ bunch thyme 4 bay leaves 1 cup kosher salt ¼ cup brown sugar 3 lemons zested and juiced 8 litres water Bring all ingredients, except lemon zest and juice, to a boil in a heavy non-reactive pot. Turn off and let steep for one hour. At the 50 minute-mark, stir in the lemon zest and juice. At the one-hour mark, strain through cheesecloth. Discard solids and keep the liquid. For the Boil 5 lb. live spot prawns, the fresher the better 10 new potatoes cut in half 250 g dry cured chorizo, sliced into

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Bring the court bouillon to a simmer in a large pot outfitted with a strainer. A pasta pot works well. Add in the new potatoes and simmer for 20 minutes. Then add in the chorizo, and cook for another 5 minutes. Add in the live spot prawns, peas and scallions. Cook for about four minutes and add in the radishes. Stir around and strain. Pour out onto a newspaper-lined table-top and ask your guests to dig in. Enjoy!

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Calvin’s Café

Calvin’s comes to the Cove

Since 1993, a generation of North Shore diners has beaten a path to Dundarave’s Calvin’s Café. Seventeen years on, Milo Bigler — owner, operator and chef — has moved Calvin’s to his home community of Deep Cove. To his delight, the locals have proven to be as welcoming as the devoted West Vancouver crowd — many of whom have followed Milo and his staff to the new location. Easy to find at the corner of Mt. Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, Calvin’s still boasts all the signature selections for breakfast, lunch and dinner. A great new addition to Deep Cove’s dining options, Calvin’s tantalizing menus are available online at Come home to Calvin’s.

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SPORTS TICKER Eagles win B.C. senior girls rugby championship The No. 1-ranked Carson Graham Eagles senior girls rugby squad won their seventh provincial title in eight years by defeating No. 2-ranked Cowichan Thunderbirds 50-0 at Mill Bay’s Brentwood College May 28.

Argyle & Sentinel vying for AAA girls soccer title Senior girls soccer teams from Argyle and Sentinel will represent the North Shore this week at the 16-team B.C. High School Provincials in Kamloops June 2-4. Tomorrow on the first day of the tournament the Sentinel Spartans play games against Kitsilano and Lord Tweedsmuir while the Argyle Pipers meet Prince George and Dr. Charles Best. Go to for complete schedule and game results. Follow updates 24/7 on Twitter @ NSNewsSports. or visit www.nsnews. com/sports

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MEMBERS of the Evergreen Squash Club’s Division 1, 2 and 4 women’s teams all finished in first place this season. The club officially opened in 1968 at 1802 Glenaire Drive in North Vancouver. For more details visit


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NORTH Vancouver’s Evergreen Squash Club wrapped up one of its most successful seasons to date in league play this year, with three women’s teams finishing first place in their respective divisions.

The club’s three teams won the Division 1, 2 and 4 seasons in the Vancouver Squash League this year. While the Div. 1 team has several wins under its belt in the last 10 years, this is the first time all three teams have finished on top together. It’s a reflection of the club’s growth from new players in the last few years, said club pro, Div. 1 team member and junior coach Alicia Haneine, who said the teams are

improving all the time. “Especially the Div. 4 team, it has been improving a lot with new players,” she said. “We used to be kind of the same players for a few years, and now we got juniors coming to that level, which is great, right, because they’re kind of replacing some of the older ladies.” To top it off, the Div. 2 and 4 teams took gold in their respective playoffs, while the Div. 1 team finished second. Haneine said she’s encouraged by the number of junior players who are coming up through the ranks of an expanded program for young squash enthusiasts. The junior program itself has 80 kids aged 6-19, up from 30 just a few years ago, and as those players get older, they’re joining the other leagues and adding new blood to the club. That said, the same thing is happening across the six-team Vancouver Squash League clubs, said Haneine,

meaning the competition is also getting stiffer. “The league used to be more amateur players a few years ago, and now top B.C. provincial players and even national players have been joining the league,” she said. Haneine herself is ranked eighth in B.C., and was a member of the Mexican national squash team before she moved to Vancouver 13 years ago, but she played a few higher-seeded players in this season and had several close matches, some ending in her favour but not all. Looking to next year, Haneine hopes to continue the growth of the sport among younger players in particular, to make sure squash continues to thrive on the North Shore. “One of the problems in the sport is many are baby boomers who are getting older, they’re retiring and that’s probably 70 per cent of the membership,” she said. “We have an aggressive plan for the next 2 years for juniors and ladies.”

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

Police recognized for impaired driving enforcement ON April 27, 92 police officers from Metro Vancouver and the Fraser Valley were honoured by the BCAA Road Safety Foundation as members of Alexa’s Team in recognition of their diligence in removing impaired drivers from the road.

According to a written statement, those recognized included six officers with the North Vancouver RCMP (Const. Bryson Yuzyk, Const. Dennis Susko, Const. Gordie Jones, Const. Brett Hakonson, Const. Corey Abendroth and Const. Jasvir Dosanjh) and two with the West Vancouver police department (Const. Jamie Bartlett and Const. Dominic Toa). Membership on Alexa’s Team recognizes officers who’ve forwarded to Crown a minimum of 10 full impaired driving charges and/or issued 90day driving prohibitions under the new immediate roadside prohibition sanctions. In addition, these members issued thousands of 24-hour, three-day and seven-day driving prohibitions in 2010. Since Alexa’s Team was formed three years ago member officers have removed 18,810 drivers from B.C.’s roads whose ability to operate a motor vehicle safely was affected by alcohol or drugs. Alexa’s Team was formed in remembrance of Alexa Renée Middelaer who lost her life in May 2008 at age four-and-a-half after being run down by a vehicle driven by an impaired driver. ••• B.C. Rehab honoured North Vancouver resident David Parke along with seven other people from across the province with the 2011 Gert Vorsteher

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Memorial Award May 11 at GF Strong Rehabilitation Centre. According to a written statement, Parke experienced a C3 spinal cord incomplete injury as a result of a mountain biking accident and went through rehab at GF Strong. The award, in its fourth year, is given to assist individuals with a physical disability who have shown determination and personal achievement in their rehabilitation process. Parke has made incredible strides toward achieving personal independence and reclaiming the role of father to his two children. Each award is accompanied by a $5,000 bursary. ••• Collingwood School student Alexandra RobertsMendel received a $5,000 Claes Nobel Academic Scholarship from the National Society of High School Scholars for the 2011-2012 academic year. Roberts-Mendel was selected for the award from among nearly 14,000 applicants for excellence in academics, leadership, and community service and is invited to one of the society’s recognition ceremonies in Washington, D.C., New Orleans, or Atlanta. The 17-year-old is set to attend Pepperdine University in Malibu, Calif. in the fall. ••• West Vancouver resident Elke Babicki received the Leader of the Year Award at the seventh annual Women of Worth Conference, held in Vancouver May 7. ••• The Rotary Club of Lions Gate North Vancouver was awarded the distinction of Outstanding Rotary Club of the Year at the recent Rotary district conference in Richmond. This is the first time a

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INSP. Chris Kennedy and Laurel Middelaer, Alexa’s mother, celebrate the naming of North Vancouver RCMP Const. Jasvir Dosanjh, Const. Brett Hakonson, Const. Gordie Jones, Const. Bryson Yuzyk and Const. Corey Abendroth to Alexa’s Team. North Shore club has received this honour. The award was won for the club’s support of a number of international and local initiatives, including the Youth Safe House, Youth Week, vocational scholarships, literacy, Windsor secondary’s Interact program, One Stop Career Shop and Canada Day celebrations at Waterfront Park. •••

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North Vancouver resident Mikaela Barker, a Northeastern University student majoring in health science, was recently named to the university’s dean’s list for the spring semester, which ended May 2011. Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to

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GREENWOOD - Don Passed away on May 24, 2011 in the Palliative Care Ward of Lions Gate Hospital, just days before his 50th wedding anniversary. Don was born on November 30, 1934 at Vancouver General Hospital, raised in North Vancouver on the ridge in Pemberton Heights, attended Capilano Elementary School and graduated from North Vancouver High School 1952. He went to UBC and graduated from Western Washington University with degrees in business and education. During his schooling he played football and rugby. He is predeceased by his parents Don and Doris Greenwood and brother Cedric. Survived by his loving wife JoAnn, brother Kent (Cheryl), brother-in-law Dan Laulainen (Ruby), nephews Kent Greenwood Jr., Howard and Bryan Laulainen and nieces Barbara Fox and Cris Williams and six great nieces and nephews. Over the years Don worked for a finance company, National Cash Register, as a teacher and with educational publishing companies in sales and marketing. Don belonged to the North Shore Historical Society, West Coast Railway Association, Fraser Valley Heritage Railway Society, Capilano Heritage Group, Capilano Rugby Club Alumni Association, SOB Club and the North Vancouver Conservative Association and served on its Executive Board and formerly as President of the North Vancouver Progressive Conservative Riding Association for five years. He had a passion for life and travel, especially train travel and cruising touring five continents. Don was a kind, gentle, gregarious man with a marvellous sense of humour and will be greatly missed by so many. The family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Susan Chow for her kind and compassionate care. A Celebration of Life will be held on June 8, 2011 from 2 to 5 p.m. at the Holiday Inn, 700 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. In lieu of flowers donations may be made in Don’s name to the BC Cancer Foundation, PO Box 8700 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 9Z9 or to the West Coast Railway Association, PO Box 2790 Stn Terminal, Vancouver, BC, V6B 3X2


BLOUDOFF - M. Grace (Nana Farley) May 12, 1922 - May 18, 2011 She will be greatly missed by Paul, (Grandpa Farley) loving husband for nearly 60 years. Sons, Sam, Alex, grandson Paul and the Mike Waklin Family. Also will be missed by her many firends and relatives, expecially by Monica, Chris and M’Tano. there will be no funeral or memorial service. She always said ‘‘Praise me while I’m alive, not when I am dead, as I will not be able to hear the kind mushy words that are spoken.’’ Mom, you’ll be with us, always!

KONRAD - Irmgard Olga (nee Neufeld) Nov 15, 1932 – May 28, 2011 Irmgard Olga Konrad (nee Neufeld), passed away at home on May 28, 2011 after a determined battle with cancer. Her loss will be forever felt by her devoted and loving husband of almost 55 years John, treasured children Douglas (Lori), Heather (John) and Gary (Leslie) and cherished grandchildren Jackson, Erin, Sydney, Lian and Kyle. She also leaves behind beloved siblings, brother Harold (Verdeen) and sisters Edith and Hildy (Elmer) and a close community of friends and extended family. She was predeceased by her parents Isaac A. and Agatha Neufeld and her brother and sister-in-law Alfred and Vicki Neufeld. Irmie was born on November 15, 1932 in Altona, Manitoba part of a close-knit Mennonite Brethren community. She moved to Winnipeg in 1939 where she later met John Konrad whom she married in 1956. Their married life took them from Winnipeg to Montreal, Mississauga, and Edmonton and finally to West Vancouver, which had been home for 23 years. Irmie was devoted to her family and made her career raising her children with love. She made all family occasions special and most especially Christmas. She was the much-loved Oma to her five grandchildren on whom she lavished hugs and love and always had an attentive listening ear. She was loving, patient, kind, gracious, generous, thoughtful, attentive, creative, warm, determined and a faithful follower of Jesus. Special thanks to Dr. Sasha Smiljanic and other medical and nursing staff at the Chemo Centre at Lions Gate Hospital, North Vancouver. A memorial service will be held at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, on Wednesday June 1, at 3:00 PM. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made to the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221



Albrecht, Leon Cedric June 1st 1943 - May 21st 2011 Leon passed away peacefully on May 21st, 2011 at Vancouver General Hospital after a brave struggle with pulmonary fibrosis. He will be greatly missed by his loving family Rose, Ross, Nina and Tom. A Memorial Celebration of Leon’s life will be held on Saturday, June 18th, 2011 at a venue still to be confirmed in a future notice. No flowers by request. Donations in lieu of flowers may be sent to the BC Transplant Society. Our grateful thanks to all the doctors and nurses in ICU, and all the wonderful Transplant team members.

REDMOND - Todd Adam, Age 48 years, passed away suddenly at home in North Vancouver on May 25th, 2011. Lovingly remembered by his wife; Lisa of 19 years, children; Tina, Asia and Michael, parents; Gerrald and Irene, Grandmother; Olive Lloyd of Nanaimo, as well as brother; Marc, nieces; Chrissy (Dakota and Max) and Jamie (Tyson and Jaxon). A gathering to celebrate Todd’s life will be held at Hollyburn Funeral Home, 1807 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, on Thursday June 2nd at 7:00p.m. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Lion’s Gate Hospital Hope Centre for Mental Health and Addictions in Todd’s memory. A celebration of Todd’s life through song will take place at a future date. For those wishing to share a memory of Todd, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221.







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CAT LOST, black & white tuxedo, male adult, short hair since May 14 from W. Van 604-328-3480

ITCHY IS STILL missing REWARD $500 Black grey tan 9 mth tabby male with orange belly & black spots. Very missed. Last Seen Apr 21st Upper Lonsdale. Thank you to all who have responded so far. 604-983-9910 LOST BLACK CAT, short haired, domestic, tatto in ear. Snowball 3 yr old neutered male. Last seen Mon 23rd 6th & Ridgeway. Call 778-340-4644 LOST POCKET BOOK, May 28th, Boathouse Restaurant Horseshoe Bay - Reward 604-922-1054 LOST PRESCRIPTION GLASSES, Klahanie Park, Thurs, May 26 at Jim Martin Memorial. Call 778-230-0600

LOST “TROOPER” beloved male Siamese cat. Ambleside, West Van.. May 12th.. has i.d. chip.. REWARD. 604-376-7770

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Office Administrator / Bookkeeper / Tax Compliance Officer

An exciting, fast paced opportunity exists working with a North Shore Chartered Accounting firm. The applicant must possess outstanding verbal and written communication skills and an excellent command of the English language; have the ability to deal with a variety of clients, both face to face and on the telephone; be self motivated with good organizational skills and the ablility to multi-task; have strong computer skills using Microsoft office and the ability to learn public practice specific software applications. This is a public practice position which entails maintaining the office systems, including offsite storage administration; in-house and client bookkeeping and payroll; A/R and A/P management; T1 and T3 processing; working paper documentation and compliance in accordance with the Institute of Chartered Accountants practice guidelines, and liaising between CRA and clients. A flexible schedule is available for the right person. To start end of June, beginning of July 2011. Please submit resumes to Alan Saucier, C.A. by email or fax 604 986 9581


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HOUSEKEEPER/NANNY Exp. L/Out Nanny and housecleaner for Christian family in Kerrisdale. Duties: house cleaning, laundry, some meal prep & child care of school age children. Approx. 32 hours/week. Good wage. Start June 20-27. References. Call 604-805-3531.


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EARN UP TO $28.00/HOUR. Undercover Shoppers needed to judge retail and dining establishments. Experience Not Required. If You Can Shop - You Are Qualified!


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


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GRADUATING? THE trades are a great career choice! Consider becoming an automotive service technician at Hanna Chrysler Ltd. in Hanna, Alberta. APPRENTICE OR LICENSED candidates considered. Competitive wages, bonus potential, benefits. Clean, modern shop. Fax resume to 403-854-3141 or WELDERS - seeking welders for custom manufacturing environment. Competitive wages, Benefits, RRSP’s & Apprenticeship opportunities. Apply to: Do All Metal Fabricating, Estevan, SK. Email: Fax: 306-634-8389

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FEATURED EMPLOYMENT EXPERIENCED SALES CONSULTANT Join the No. 1 Volkswagen Dealership in BC! – Highest Volume Sales –

Capilano Volkswagen Inc. requires a highly motivated and enthusiastic candidate to join the No. 1 Volkswagen Sales Team in BC. Must have automotive sales experience along with excellent communication skills. A current BC MVSA License, a valid BC Drivers License and a clean driver’s abstract are required. We offer an excellent remuneration and benefits package. Apply in confidence to: Garry Speranza, Sales Manager Fax: 604-985-0520 • Email: NO PHONE CALLS PLEASE.

AUDI BRAND SPECIALIST Capilano Audi requires a motivated, positive and enthusiastic professional to join our top-performing sales team at our new North Vancouver location. We are in particular seeking an Audi Brand Specialist to help address the needs of our ever-growing clientele. Therefore, previous sales experience and fluency in Mandarin are strong assets. Also required: • A valid BC Drivers License • A clean driver’s abstract We provide an extremely competitive remuneration with six-figure income earning potential to top-performers and an opportunity for career growth within a highly established brand.

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Postmedia Community Publishing, a division of Postmedia Network Inc. has an immediate full-time opening for an Account Specialist co-ordinator position in their Vancouver office. The incumbent will be responsible for the following:



Working in a coordinating role with Account Executives, agencies, newspapers and clients to ensure the accurate processing and execution of print and online advertising orders. Assist Account Executives with research gathering and presentations for new revenue opportunities. Closely monitor print & digital campaigns and work with Account Executives to ensure contract terms are met and recommend solutions when necessary. Resolve customer service and billing issues promptly. Create and maintain schedules for ad campaigns including promotions and integrated opportunities. Obtain superior knowledge of the booking system (Dart Sales Manager) and achieve the highest capabilities on the system Assist in providing screenshots of launched campaigns Perform other duties as required.

Solid experience in a Customer Service Representative role. Excellent organizational skills with the ability to work in fast pace environment. Solid communication skills and the ability to work well within a team environment. Intermediate skills in MS Power Point, Word, and Excel. Detail oriented with the ability to work independently. Interactive Advertising skills are an asset.

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Condos/ Townhouses


Real Estate

1BDRM/1BTH N VAN - LYTTON ST & MT SEYMOUR PKWY 3rd flr corner suite. sep office/den .pets ok $198,000 Call: (604) 721-0872 1BDRM/1BTH #306,155 E 3rd St. Harbour and City view!!! Completely reno’d 1 bedroom condo with new slate tile floors in the kitchen & bath. Porcelain tiles in bath surround, pedestal sink. Living area floors done in swiss engineer hrdwd. New fixtures, counters and S.S. appliances. Locker and parking underground. Open House Sun. 2-4. $365,000 Call: Hollie de Boer @ (778) 241-3096


Port Moody

HERITAGE WOODS executive, 3 BR, 2½ baths, 3 lvls. Beautiful views! Professionally decorated by Eva Bachmann & Associates Home Staging & Interior Design, for Whistler-style duplex. H/wd floors, open floor plan, granite, SS appliances, gas f/p, 2 sundecks, tandem garage. Japanese-style landscaped gardens. $608,888. Contact Eva Bachmann at: 778-883-1716


Langley/ Aldergrove

Langley; 70Ave/200St. 6 yrs, 3 BR & rec rm, 2 bath, ss appls, garage, hrdwd flrs, garden patio. $333,900. By owner 604-514-3907



Condos/ Townhouses


SUN, JUN 5, 12 - 2pm. NO HST. 3 lvls, 3 BR T/H, rentals/pet ok. #66-15155-62A Ave. $323,000. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458

HIGH END new, modern leather sofa, loveseat & chair. Value $3500 sell $999. 604-418-6308 WHITE WROUGHT iron table, 4 chairs, kitchen table & 4 chairs, computer table, queen bed, bbq, sewing machine. 604-926-1762






Lumber/Building Supplies

BUILDING SALE... “”Rock Bottom Prices!””. 25x40 $7995. 30x40 $9840. 35x50 $12,995. 40x80 $22,600. 47x100 $35,690. Ends included. Many others. Pioneer Steel Manufacturers since 1980. Call 1-800-668-5422. DO-IT-YOURSELF STEEL BUILDINGS Priced to Clear Make an Offer! Ask About Free Delivery, most areas! Call for Quick Quote and Free Brochure 1-800-668-5111 ext. 170 SAWMILLS – Band/Chainsaw SPRING SALE – Cut lumber any dimension, anytime. MAKE MONEY and SAVE MONEY In stock ready to ship. Starting at $1,195.00.




YORKIE puppie 11 weeks Male yorkie puppy, tail docked, first shots. $800 Call: (604) 807-1350

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4 FT BEVELLED Circular glass. Heavy. U pick up! 604-922-3628

ALL SMALL breed pups local & non shedding $399+. 604-590-3727, 604-514-3474

GAS LAWNMOWER working condition, damaged blade. Large mirror, 3 ft x 6 ft. Call Reno 604-926-4824

FREE Kenmore washing machine. Apt sized, portable, 7 cycles. Call: (604) 985-5442 PIANO IN reasonable condition, you pick-up. Montroyal. 604 987-1244


Sports Equipment

MOUNTAIN BIKE mens 21 speed, Raleigh, brand new, still in box $200. 604-619-1125

BISHON FRISE 6 months, male, very friendly & playfull, all shots, $1300, 604-987-6919

ENGLISH Cocker Spaniel pup Great family pet. Outstanding pedigree, CKC reg, all health checks, shots, chipped. Call: (604) 971-2616

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Sell your home, only $99. 604-574-5243 Delta Price Reduced studio condo, 19+ complex, pool, park, $94,900 597-8361 id4714 Sry Bear Creek Park beauty 1440sf rancher, gated 45+ $275,900 597-0616 id5234 Tsawwassen 1 owner 2000sf 3br 2.5ba pool size 7370sf lot $679K 943-9600 id5373

LAB X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots, $500. 604-795-7662

ENGLISH BULLDOG Pups. Champion bloodlines, CKC, micro-chipped. Breeder/showing rights incl. $2,800. Email: MULTI SHIH-TZU Poo. adult & puppy, hand raised, non shedding, 604-820-9469

PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sun, June 5th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469

SWISS X MOUNTAIN DOG PUPS, ready to go, vet checked, first shots $800. 604-795-7662

TOY POODLE, 4 mo. beautiful choc. female pb, 4 lbs, sweet & playful, $650, 604-794-3287


Houses - Sale Real Estate

GERMAN SHEPHERD pups, pure bred. White or traditional. $675 - $950/each. 604-308-0047.

SHIH-TZU POODLE X, small males, Ready to Go! Vet ✔, paper trained. $450. 778-397-1224

SAT, JUN 4, 2-4. Seller Motivated, 2 BR, 2 ba, spac livg, dining. Pets/rentals okay. $329,000. Mala, Sutton 778-859-4458


Fila/Mastiff Guard Dog Pups owners closest friend. Thieves worst nightmare. All shots. Ready now! 604-817-5957




10 YR old fem cat, named Furgirl, needs good home. Adoption fee, $10 includes food. 778-322-2583

Vancouver East Side

Check our Pet section!


Childcare Wanted

AFTER SCHOOL care req’d for 9 yr old girl, Delbrook, min. 16 yrs age, exp. & refs. 604-987-3773


604-630-3300 to place your ad!


REGISTERED 14.2 hand solid paint mare, in very good shape, worming shots all up to date, good feet, well built, good with kids & dogs. Very easy going & will be easy to train. DOB June 27/08. Asking $1300 obo. Linda 604-826-5117


Pet Services

STAIN/PET URINE Specialst. Restore. 604-536-7627


Pets - Other

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1450SF, 2BR, 2 bath open flr. plan, oak cupboards, garage, workshop, ac, fruit trees, 40+ Estate, usellahome.com5363 $219,900,.. 604-792-9186




SRY CENTRAL. 2 BR, 2 Bath, Sunroom, Ground lev t/h. Good complex. No rentals. 1 pet. 45+ yrs. $239,900. ★ 604-930-5501


SUN, JUN 5, 2:30-4:30. OCEAN VIEW! New 1 yr old, 4 BR, rec rm, $1.009m. 103 English Bluff. MALA, SUTTON 778-859-4458


Recreation Property

50% CO-OWNER SOUGHT for professionally managed late model Meridian 391 luxury motor yacht with prime moorage downtown Vancouver. Skippering/training available. 604-669-2248.

Life is risky enough during waking hours. Make sure your children sleep safe and securely. • Children should sleep in pajamas that meet flammability standards • Temporary guard rails are not suitable for children under three. They must be attached securely, the mattress fitting snugly against the railing • For the latest on bed safety and children’s equipment recalls, check Health Canada’s website: • Make sure smoke detectors near bedrooms are properly installed and working • Rehearse a family exit plan in case of night time disaster Bunk beds: • Upper bunks must have guard rails on all sides. The wall does not serve as a guardrail • The mattress should fit snugly all around without gaps • Top bunks are intended for children age six and up, with only one child at a time on the top • Ladders should be attached securely • Bunk beds should not be used as a play area. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

BC REPTILE Club Show & Sale Sat June 11 • 10 am to 5 pm and Sun June 12 • 10 am to 4pm Abbotsford Exhibition Park 32470 Haida Drive, Cadet Building Abbotsford B.C Admission : Adults $4 , Kids $2 , Children under 5 Free ; Family Pass $10.00 (2 adults up to 3 kids) For more info visit us at 1-604-392-5715

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Business Services


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1 BR Extra large, balc. incld utils & prkg. 124th W 20th. Close to everything. $900. 604-328-4104 1 BR/studio. THE HILLRIDGE 170 E. Keith Rd clean, quiet, concrete Heat h/w incl. np ns 985-8405


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CONTRACTOR ESTATE SALE Thur June 2nd, 1 - 5pm Horseshoe Bay area Lrg selection of tools & hardware: Table Saws, Mitre Saw, cement mixer, drills, sanders & more. Everything must go! Contact: for details


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M A K E I T A S U CC E S S ! Call 604-630-3300

Studio From $1000 (Avail Jun 1), 1 BR $1100 (Avail July 1), w/ balconies & spectacular views, well maintained, clean, quiet concrete highrise. Fabulous Central Lonsdale location, next to library, transit, shops & cls to schools. Sorry, no pets. Heat & hot water included. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

Beautiful Views

1 bdrm- $1,025-$1250 Spacious, pool, storage, heat & hw, dw, quiet,


2 BR. avail now, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR Starting at $1050 Avail Now. Ocean view. indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

LYNN VALLEY reno 3 BR 1.5 ba hardwood, cat ok July 1, $1445. 604-925-8824 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR Jun 7&Jul 1. 604-988-3828 MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR Jun 7&Jul 1. 604-988-3828


Call 604-922-8815 to view.

110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool. ★ 2 BR. $1420 & $1440. Views, Storage. Parking avail. NO PETS. 604-988-7379

1BR, $925, Central Lonsdale, balcony. hardwood n/p, 160 E 20th. NOW, 604-988-3227


2 BDRM, Central Lonsdale, bright, insuite w/d, hot water & prking incl. $1400. 604-779-6416 2 BR $1200. 1 BR $1000. bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. 604-618-8338

2 BR, 2 bath, NE corner, view, newly reno’d, designer decor, laminate, gas fp, wd, Lonsdale/14 incld gas, hw, ug prkg, pet Neg. June 15, $1900, 604-984-0738 2 BR bsmt. upper Lonsdale, kitchen, wd, incld hydro, $1150, ns, np, 604-986-4471 2 BR, hardwood flrs, $1160 np, ns, avail now, 225 East 12th 604-786-3405 2 BR Large $1125, avail now or July 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. 920 sf, drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl., Lynn Valley. 604- 987- 4922

Laneway btwn Marine & Bellevue from 23rd - 24th St Oak dining tables, dresser piano, wall units, butlers table, audio/video tables, electronics, 19” LCD TV, cordless phones, stereo/ speakers, children’s furniture, clothing, toys, car seats, baths, Grayco Pak n Play, BBQ, washer/dryer, stove, microwave, chaise lounges, patio umbrellas, trundle w/mattress, Schwynn racing bike, collectibles, pictures, china, household items & more!

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Beautiful Large Suites - 2 BR from $1265, avail now. Heat, h/w, prkg. Lease 604-986-3866

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195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR $1400 Avail July 1 2 BR $2100. Avail July 1 Prestigious bldg next to seawall. Beautifully renovated, granite c/tops, h/w flrs, new appls, d/w new kitchen & bath rm cabinets, indoor pool. Facing NW w/ ocean views. Steps to community ctr, shops, transit & restaurants. Sorry, No Pets.

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Fun By The Numbers

BACH, UPPER Lonsdale, adult oriented bldg., incl heat/hot water, $750, avail now, 778-996-1263

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West Van


BACH central Lonsdale, balc. spacious, full kitchen & bath, ns, np, $759, July 1, 604-904-7545


$2 BR, $1250. Jul 1. Quiet bldg, reno’d, central Lonsdale, 140 W. 17th. 990-8262/985-1658

Money to Loan

CONTRACTOR / ESTATE SALE 6020 Marine Drive West Vancouver. Thursday June 2nd, 1 - 5pm Horseshoe Bay area Large selection of tools & hardware: Table Saws, Mitre Saw, cement mixer, drills, sanders & more. Everything must go!

North Vancouver

1320 Chesterfield Ave. 908-7368, 1 BR, 7 appls, prkg, gym, pet ok, lease, Jun 1, $1250.

2 BDRM a large 1st flr E. 10th nr Lonsdale. $1040incl heat/cable, freshly painted, ns, np refs. well kept quiet bldg. immed. suit quiet tenant(s) 604-317-7425


2 BR Lynn Valley updated, hardwood, cat ok, July 1, $1175. 604-925-8824


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1 BR, bsmt, Edgemont, suits quiet n/s, n/p, $780 incl heat/light, laundry, 604-986-6235


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1 BR, $880 incld heat, large, bright, hardwood flrs. faces south, now or July, top flr. Lonsdale & 17, ns, no pets, 604-984-9367

North Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR $950, large, Lonsdale & 21 hardwood, quiet bldg, np, hw, heat, prkg Jun 1, 604-990-4088

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Business Opps/ Franchises

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North Van Apt. Rentals

Apartments & Condos

850.00$/MTH - 1 bedroom. Upper Lonsdale. Incl. Heat, h/w. N/S. N/P. 1yr lease Avail may. 15 (604) 980-3889

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1 BR $950 July 1. Garden patio, quiet bldg, central Lons, $140 West 17th. 990-8262/985-1658

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3 BR Lynn Valley 1 1/2 bath, hardwood, June 1, $1450, cat ok. 604-925-8824

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1 BR $915, top flr, balc. mtn view, elevator drapes hardwood np hw heat 18/Lonsdale 604-220-6817

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1 BR $875up.. 2 BR. 1 bath, $1175up 2 BR, 2 bath $1275. heat & h/w incl’d, close to bus and shopping. Clean & Quiet, u/g prkg. on site laundry. 1 cat ok, ns, 604-980-9219 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield 1 BR $940, Wkdays 990-2971 Wkends 778-340-7406 VICTORIA PARK PLACE 615 St. Georges Ave @ E 6th St. 1 BR, bright South view, clean quiet bldg, np, ns. 604-980-9057 WOODCROFT 1 Br enclosed balcony, ns np, prkg, security, rec, $895 incl utils. 604-813-7312 WOODCROFT, big 2 br, 1 1/2 ba, 2 balc, bright, rec facility, n/s, n/p. $1375 incl utils. 604-813-7312. WOODCROFT, LILLOETT Bldg. 1 bdrm, avail immed, $1000, clean, pool etc., 604-990-1548

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RENTALS cont. from previous page


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

1 BR faces south, view, $1200 inclds, heat, hw, cable, prkg, np, 1765 Duchess, 604-377-0492 2 BR, 2 Bath, Ambleside Village, Immed July 1, like new, w/d, u/g prkg, storage, gas f/p, heated flrs, granite, hardwood, Stainless, Calif shutters, priv courtyard entr, 1/2 blk to seawall, small pets ok. $2250. Call Keith 604-290-8449

2 BR south facing, renod, now avail in quiet bldg. located on Bellevue Ave. incld heat, hw, basic cable & prkg, 604-926-1691


Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR’s avail. Move in Bonus. Excellent views, rents incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms on premises. Walk to beach & shops. No Pets. 1552 Esquimalt . 604-922-8443


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322 THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. Avail June 1. 1 bdrm $1290. View. N/S No pets. For appt 604-926-3741

AMBLESIDE STUDIO, updated, bright, nr Seawall $950 incl util. 604-925-8824



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Completely Renovated

1 & 2 Bdrm Suites 1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.)

Spectacular Views, Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Pool Rent includes all utilities.

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Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Scrap Car Removal

Cash for junk cars! $100 to $1000 Ask about our $500 Credit!

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2008.5 NISSAN Titan Ext cab, unique 8 ft bed, loaded, Flex fuel. well maintained & serviced, some warranty remaining. $24,750 Firm 604-328-0070.


Sports & Imports

1999 SAAB Htckbck, great cond, aircared, 178k km, new brakes, 9 tires. $4950 OBO. 604-762-4237

4- Volvo Wagons from $4850. 1397 Welch, North Van 604.727.3111

2006 Mercedes C230 silver, sun rf, ex condit, no acc, under warranty. 43kms. $19,000. 604 929 3311

2003 Nissan Sentra Manual 213,000 kms 2003 Nissan Sentra SER Spec V. Yellow, All power, standard 6spd, sun/moon roof, spoiler, cruise, am/fm cd sound system with sub. All ways maintained, in fantastic condition. $4,900 Call: (778) 772-6314

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2 BR suite, lower 1/2 duplex, 335 E 5 St. North Van. $980 incl utils, avail July 1, 604-929-4683


Furnished Accommodation

1 BDRM, Ambleside, long term $1200/mo, short term $400/wk, ns, np. Avail now. 604-922-5158


Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR. new reno, fully furnish. garden apt. Deep Cove, bus route, $1200 or to share $550 or $650 each room. 604-990-0903

A SHORT STAY Renos, family, execs, 1, 2 br p/house 604-987-2691


Houses - Rent

2005 29FT JaycoTrailer. like new, winterized, Awning, strg, slide, ac, $16,000obo 604-997-9201

2 BDRM g/l ste, lovely, bright, newly updated/painted, near shops/bus/CapU, N.Van, sep. entr, d/w, inste w/d, elec f/p, tons of storage. utils, TV, net incl. view Suits prof couple/mature single. ns np, $1450, now, 604-971-2409

2 BR bsmt, hidden gem in Lynn Valley, walk out entry, 1000 sf, beautiful creekside private patio, very tranquil & quiet, gas fp, share wd, near bus, ns np, $1300 + 50% utils, incls cable & internet. Avail June 1, 604-988-4173 2 BR bsmt. new house, Central Lonsdale. 5appl, $1250+1/3 utils. np ns. Avail now. 604-716-8507 2 BR, Deep Cove, 5 yr old, 1000sf, Nr Village, bus, parks, schools, new appls, ns, np, $1650 incl utils Jul 1. 604-987-1960 2 BR garden suite, 1000sf. Grand Blvd area, share w/d, ns/np, prkg, avail July 1 $1400 604-986-7346 2 BR large, Reno’d bsmt, nr Lonsdale Quay, 5 appls. fp, np/ns $1100+utils, 604-980-7981msg.


Sports & Imports

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2007 BMW X3 3.0Si, Park Assist, panorama roof, alloys, only 27,500kms, Alpine White on black, immaculate. $28,850 2007 BMW 328xi, only 53,000kms, fully loaded includig Navigation, beautiful car. $27,850 2008 Hyundai Santa Fe Limited, AWD, auto, a/c, leather, moonroof, factory warranty, only 27,000kms, immaculate. $25,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4, only 57,000 original kms, well serviced, exceptional condition. $21,850 2002 Ford T-Bird Convertible, hard & soft top, black on black, exceptional. $19,850 Rare Diesel 1999 Mercedes Benz E300 Turbo Diesel, only 126,000kms, local, one owner, complete MB service history, truly exceptional. $17,850

1997 Ford Mustang Convertible, a/c, auto, alloys, local, one owner, only 51,000 original kms, white with white top, immaculate. $7,850 2002 Toyota Echo, 4dr, auto, a/c, only 115,000kms, very very clean. $TBA 2005 Toyota Corolla, 4cyl, auto, a/c, only 73,000kms. $7,850

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DEEP COVE waterfront cottage 2 br f/p, new hardwood, lrg sundeck garage, ns $2375 604-929-5191

5BDRM/2BTH 1540 Kilmer Road-House Avail immed. in older Lynn Valley home 5 bdrm/2 bath, f,s, d/w, w/d, Small Pets OK $2,400 Monthly Call: (604) 7908822 email: STOP RENTING-RENT TO OWN ● No Qualification - Low Down ● ABBOTSFORD - 2087 Lonsdale Cr, HOUSE, 3bd w/ 2bd suite, quiet neigh., hot tub & pool.......$2,188/M Call Kristen today (604)786-4663


Office/Retail Rent

NEXT TO PARK ROYAL, West Van, 440 sqft, newly renovated Call 604-926-7542


Shared Accommodation


North Vancouver

BRIGHT FURN room, tv, w/d in lovely quiet home for NS working female $495 all incl 604-987-3726 WORKING MALE for furn. cozy 2 br garden suite, Deep Cove, tv net & wd incl’d, $600, 604-990-0903




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

BACHELOR STE 400 sf, Canyon Heights, bright clean, nice view ns, np $800. 604-984-2382

LRG 1 BR, 9’ ceilings, private entrance, s/s appliances, newly reno’d, lrg bath, gas f/p, quiet area, close to all amenities, on bus route, N/P, N/S $1250 + % utilities to view 604-924-2477 STUDIO SUITE avail immed Deep Cove. Wireless, cable incld. oceanview, deck, gr floor. $850/mth, n/s, n/p 604-306-4788 UNIQUE DEEP COVE opportunity, 1 br bsmt suite for rent. Brand new house, avail July 1, immed across from waterfront, Deep Cove Park at Banbury & Rockcliff Rd in the heart of DC. New kitchen, new w/d, new finishings $1200 + utils. 604-961-8742




$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 MAUREEN’S MAID SERVICE 1 time/reg/move outs $25/hr. 2 hr min. incl all supplies. 604-681-1337 QUALITY CLEANING. Exc refs. Res/com. Move in/out. Carpets + pressure wash’g. 778-895-3522 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100


Computer Services

Onsite Computer Repair FREE ESTIMATES Visa & M/card Call Chris 604-998-2273



CONCRETE FORMING & framing, concrete work & retaining walls. Small/big job 604-360-2082 MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840



DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000



Townhouses Rent

Suites/Partial Houses


Warehouse/ Commercial

SALMON ARM Trans Canada Hwy location, for lease 5180 sq ft building. 7 bays showroom & offices. Call 1.250.888.4701

Clean Sweep?

1 BDRM, award winning heritage home, faux wood floor, coffee bar, French doors, alarm, suits 1, n/s, n/p, $850 incl utils 604-990-9459

1 BDRM ste, Canyon Heights, garden level, h/w flrs, 5 appl, new w/d, all utils/cable/internet incl, ns np, June 1, $1050. 604-537-4453 1 BDRM suite near 4th & Queensbury, share w/d, n/p, n/s. $775+ %utils. July 1. 604-984-8951 1 BR garden level, Upper Lonsdale, furn or unfurn, $850, avail now, np ns 604-984-8242

★ ★ ★ ★ ★

LuMa DRYWALL Insulation Boarding & taping Texture Steel Studs T-Bar ★★30 yrs experience★★ Call Luc 778-895-9591 or Kam 604-782-0360

A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

PATCHING, TEXTURE / smooth ceilings, plaster walls. Small jobs. 25 years exp. Call 604-671-9901


Sell it in the Classifieds!



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




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION Ultra Mini Excavator Can access areas as narrow as 2’ 3’’ Concrete breaking, underpinning, trenching, stump removal, rock placement, landscaping 604-802-1156 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.



DIRECT FROM THE MILL 6x8 Fence Panels from $27, Siding, Decking, Roofing, Shed, Split Rail, etc... We Install Chain Link & Cedar Fencing. Free Est. 7753 Edmonds St, Burnaby Call 604-520-7792 GOOD NEIGHBOUR Fencing & Decking Cedar, Chain link, Repairs Reasonable rates. 604-987-4522 HITECH ALUMINUM Railing & Fencing. 5 colors 4 designs. 604-983-3210

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

CARPET, VINYL & HARDWOOD Repair & Replace. Material sales Dwight, 778-322-6048 I’ll show you the inexpensive route

INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

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

1 BDRM, New 968sf, g/l British Prop. Ocean view, nice area, $1600+utils, Now. 604-719-8696

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

Century Hardwood Floors ★Hardwood flr refinishing ★Repairs ★ Staining ★ Free Estimate. Contact 604-376-7224

2 BR, large, nr Edgemont, 2 level, by stream, 1.5bath, 5appl, fp ns, $1825

Noma 728 W.14th St . 908-7368, 3 level, 2 BR, 2.5 baths, 2 prkg, roof deck, Jun 1. lse. $2300.




ROOM AVAILABLE for Student. 604-988-4498


2 BR, Upper Lonsdale, garden level, bright, w/d, d/w, f/p, storage July 1 $1350 + utils 604-924-9920


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

FRIENDLY, Professional, Crown mouldings, baseboard, casings rough framing. 778-233-0559

CANYON HEIGHTS, 4 br, 2 1/2 baths 2 f/p, large yard $2500 604-925-8824 CAUFIELD VIEW, 604-926-3630 2000sf open plan, 2 br+den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Jul 1, $2900+utils,

Blinds & Draperies

1 BR, small cozy upper Lonsdale, suit 1, ns, np, $650+%utils, avail after June 15th 604-868-1210

1 BR. beautiful, furn. bright, fp kitchen, wd, own entry, $325/wk or $950/mo ns, np, 604-984-4490 2 BR apt, furnished, 12th flr, North Van, pool, gym, etc. Min 6 mth lease. $1600. 604-831-9749


1 BR garden level, Grand Blvd & 17. dw, share wd, June 15, $1200 incl utils, ns, np, 604-986-4580

2 BR Montroyal, above grd, renovated, quiet, patio, ns, np, cable/ net $1195+util. 604-987-1244

Ask us for details

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER Toll free: 1-888-602-9258 604-984-0331

Duplexes - Rent

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

2002 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro Station Wagon, auto, leather, full Audi service, new Michelin tires, only 110,000kms, immaculate. $13,850

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


2004 BWM X5, 3.0L, auto, silver/ black interior, huge sunroof, 104,000miles. New trans/radiant, tires. $16,500. Call 604-669-6339


1994 CADILLAC STS leather, air conditioning, power, full loaded. Good condition $2700 or best offer. Call 604-853-4269

West Van Apt. Rentals

Park Royal Towers


Apartments & Condos





AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS North Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 North Shore Gutters. Sales & Install 5’’ continuous gutter, minor repairs, cleaning. 604-988-5294 RITS GUTTER CLEANING & repairs, power washing. Quick & affordable No HST 604-897-7487



Renovate & Repair

Carpentry, Flooring, Drywall Painting, Exterios & more!

Specializing in Small Jobs

Quality Work, Professional Service


A-1 JOB by Arms and Minds Renos Carpentry cabinet, drs, laminate, tiles, drywall, paint. 761-7745

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)986-4026/805-8463 BRINGING you a brighter future! Please visit us at

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

Wednesday, June 1, 2011 – North Shore News – A39



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101 DAVE’S DISPOSAL SERVICES Fast, dependable. 7 days. Very reasonable. 604-926-5206


Home Inspectors

HEGAN HOME INSPECTION When Buying Selling or Renos 25 years experience in Trades Licensed 604-916-1453 Insured



Plywood Kitchen Cabinets & Refacing, Counter Tops • In business 50 years 604-879-9191

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316



“The Grass is Greener”

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

Nick 929-7732

Greenscape Design COMPLETE LANDSCAPING beauty • value • innovation View work on

604-808-0370 DHALIWAL GARDENING & Landscaping. Full yard mtce, trimming, pruning 604-889-0263 GREAT CANADIAN LAWNS New lawns & repairs, lawn mtce, landscaping, lighting, patios 604-924-LAWN (5296) Greenworx Redevelopment Inc. Hedges, Pavers, Ponds & Walls, Returfing, Demos, Drainage, Jackhammering. Old Pools Filled in. 604 782-4322


Lawn Equipment Repair

CLYDE SMALL MOTORS Lawn & garden equipment. Sales, service & rentals. 604-926-2120


Lawn & Garden

Spring Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured


• Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-ups • Pruning/Hedges • Rubbish Removal

• Fertilizing • Aeration • Power Raking • Odd jobs

•Yearly Maintenance Programs •

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING Full yard maintenance, trimming, pruning, new & re-landscaping Residential • Commercial



Lawn & Garden


GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating. Trim, Top, Prune. All types of lawn & garden applications. Free Est.

Call Sukh:


Moving & Storage

1 to 3 Men

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


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

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount




2011 Special $95 for Aeration, Moss Control & Fertilizer We also Prune, Top and do General Garden Clean-up — Binder —

604.926.1526 604.726.9153


604-838-6790 2011 Special incl aeration, moss control & fertilizer - all for $95 All Area Gardening 604-926-1526 /604-726-9153 A. A. Allwest Garden Service Lawn maint, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-716-8479604-726-9152 All your gardening needs. LIONS GATE Landscaping Ltd. Spring clean-up 604-788-9687 ★CNN prof. 10 yrs exp. Weeding ★pruning ★ all your garden needs Free est. Nick 778-840-6573 GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586 JAPANESE GARDENER Landscape & maintenance, clean-ups, trimming. Reas, free est, 25 yrs exp 604-986-8126 PACIFIC LANDSCAPING lawn installations, retaining walls, pavers drainage etc 839-1225



TIDEY LOCK & KEY Keys, locks, safes, knife sharpening. Full mobile service. Lic’d, bonded, secured. Park Royal South (opposite Extra Foods)




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


Home Services

NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294 PCM Seasonal Exterior Home Maintenance Roofs, Gutters, Windows, Decks, Patios & More Call 604-294-6700

Patios/Decks/ Railings


604-726-9152 604-984-1988 Gardening Service


• Sunrooms • Aluminum patio/deck covers • Aluminum railings • Glass railings • Aluminum fencing • Auto gates Free Estimates 604-521-2688


Call 604-710-5253


604.980.MOVE (6683)

1 OR 2 Men with big or small truck affordable moving, rubbish removal, Pls. Call 604-925-3186 CROWN MOUNTAIN MOVERS For All Your Moving Needs! 778-872-7696.. 778-87CROWN Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Oil Tank Removal

1ST Impressions Home Services Stamped Asphalt/Brick Driveways & Landscaping 604.949.0257


Pest Control


Please call Plamen 604-364-3201 Certified Pest Control Technician



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


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

Painting/ Wallpaper

CANSTAR PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee


778-997-9582 GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 Interior painting, wallpaper Quality service, with a smile! Call Arlene...778-233-0559 MILANO Painting 604-551-6510 Int/Ext. Good Prices. Free Est. Written Guar. Prof & Insured.


Georgie Award for Best Renovation & Design Complete Renovations / Additions Kitchens / Bathrooms

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-516-9344

A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE • Gutter cleaning/repairs • Window cleaning • Power washing • WCB insured • Free estimates

604-984-4147 ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402 GOTHAM CONTRACTING LTD Power washing, maintenance. Insured. WCB. 604-544-5080

• SEA TO SKY PAINTING • Guaranteed quality craftsmanship, insured Int/ext refs. Free estimates. Carter 604-790-4554

North Shore Home Services. Power Washing, Window & Gutter Cleaning. 604-988-5294

TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270

POWERWASHING AT 20% off Licensed & Insured Call Tyler 778-386-3783


Tried & True Since 1902


Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount: A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437

Advantage Building Maintenance: •Roof •Chimney •Skylight Repairs •FREE Estimate 604-802-1918

PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700

JORGENSEN ROOFING 3 Generations since 1945! Specializing in Residential Roofs REECE • 604-518-7278

HEGAN HOME SERVICES All your needs, 25 yr exp. Int & ext. Resonable rates. Refs 604-916-1453 Insured

Luc’s Drywall Boarding, taping, texture, steel stud, t-bar, 30 yrs exp. Call 778-895-9591




A L L JU N K ? Residential & Commercial Free Estimates Large or small jobs Nobody beats our prices $ 15 OFF with this ad

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TEEPEE CONSTRUCTION. Forming, framing & underpinning. 35 yrs exp. 604-604-802-1156





ETNA CERAMIC Tile & Remodelling. Kitchen & Bath Specialists. 30 years exp., Call 778-829-3368. PROFESSIONAL CERAMIC tile, marble, granite,slate installation. Call John 604.916.2305


Top Soil

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



Tree Services


Dangerous tree removal, pruning, topping, hedge trimming & stump grinding. Fully insured & WCB

Jerry 604-618-8585 Andrew 604-618-8585

Rubbish Removal

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) ★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500



604-537-8523, Spiral Pruning, Tree & Stump Removal, Trimming & Pruning. 604-787-5915


DALTON TRUCKING LTD. WWW.RENORITE.COM Bath, Kitchen, Suites & More Save Your Dollars 778-317-1256

Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

Quality Home Improvement ★ Stucco ★ All Kinds. No Job Too Big or Small. 604-725-8925

CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913

SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same

Power Washing


BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871

STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES Leaky Homes & Condos Int/Ext Water damage etc. Repairs. 35 yrs N. Shore Co. 604-763-6423


20 year Labour Warranty available

Crown Roofing & Drainage Residental Div. Roofing installations & repairs. 604-327-3086


day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Additions, renos & new const. Concrete forming & framing specialist. Patrick 604-218-3064

FINISHING - Crowns, base, casing, doors, etc. Guar installs. 35 yr exp. Lloyd 604-788-0947

Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: Starting at $99 + dump fees. Call 604-306-8599


RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384

JOHNSON MECHANICAL Call 24/7 • 604-925-0234

All Season Roofing


Water Lines (without Digging) Sewer Lines (without Diggging) Install. Draintiles. 604-985-4000



AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189





Save Money on Manufacturer Direct! Quality Custom Kitchens & Baths New • Renos • Refacing • Closets Entertainment Units & more! Free Estimates 604-328-0611

ALL-PRO TANK REMOVAL & Detection Best Price Guaranteed Free Est 778-223-8265


~ 34 Years Experience ~

Paving/Seal Coating

778-872-7696 778-87CROWN

Ask about our Spring Specials!

Renovations & Home Improvement

Renovations, Architectural Concrete Work, Foundations, Complete Framing, Retaining Walls, Fences, Decks & more.

For All Your Moving Needs!



Window Cleaning



Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste

20 15 yrs of Service on the North Shore!

SINGLE AXLE DELIVERIES Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.


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

• Gutters Cleaned • Power Washing Roof Restoration • Small Roof Repairs • Skylights Window Cleaning • Awnings Awnings Cleaned Cleaned Free Estimates Quality Service Quality&Service

Doug Robinson 604-985-4604

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

GOTHAM CONTRACTING LTD Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Licensed, fully insured WCB. Over 25 yrs exp Free Estimates 604-544-5080

DAVE’S DISPOSAL SERVICES Fast, dependable. 7 days. Very reasonable. 604-926-5206

NORTH SHORE Home Services Gutter & window cleaning, Power Washing Est 1963. 604-988-5294

Turn your clutter into cash with the Classifieds.

“We Keep you Dry”

Spring Special WE PAY THE HST!*

*A discount equivalent to the HST will be given, call for details.

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty CALL FOR A FREE ESTIMATE


604-984-9004 604-984-6560

#1 Roofing Company in BC

Spring Cleaning?

All types of Roofing Over 35 Years in Business Call now for Free Estimates

Spring Garage Sale Special 10 LINES






*Includes a Garage Sale Kit & FREE Marketplace Ad A Eastcan Roofing & Siding Ltd Re-Roof, Repair. Ins. WCB. BBB. 604-562-0957 or 604-961-0324



A40 - North Shore News - Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Our newest family member is moving to the North Shore

The Dick Irwin Group is excited to welcome the North Shore’s only Kia Motors dealership, to its family. NORTH SHORE KIA will carry the new and exciting 2011 Kia line of automobiles. In addition, we will provide full warranty service on new and used Kia’s using factory trained Kia technicians and genuine Kia parts. Come in today and say hi to our newest family member. Bewicke Ave

Ma rin eD r.

Fell Ave

725 Marine Drive North Vancouver, BC Ph 604-983-2378 / Toll Free 866-983-2377

W Keith Rd


Special Offer to all Kia Owners Bring your new or used Kia to NORTH SHORE KIA and we’ll throw in a free oil change for your first service call.


North Shore News June 1 2011  

North Shore News June 1 2011