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Hitchhiking bear gets ride to Squamish James Weldon

A North Vancouver black bear that hitched a ride on a garbage truck to the Queen Elizabeth Theatre was bundled off to Squamish Tuesday to be released back into the wild. The 40-kilogram bruin caused a stir downtown Monday afternoon when it was spotted on top of the open-top waste transport in the bustling 600-block of Cambie Street. The animal had apparently clambered on board as the vehicle was making a stop in North Vancouver. Police descended on the area, cordoning off the street and ushering curious onlookers to a safe distance while wildlife control rushed to the scene. “I got a call from our dispatcher saying there was a bear on Cambie Street at West Georgia. . . . I thought it might have been a joke,” said Alex Desjardins, the officer from the B.C. Conservation Officer Service who responded to the incident. “But no, sure enough, I showed up and there was a huge perimeter set up, probably 40 to 50 police officers, hundreds of people all with their smartphones out and a bear on top of a dump truck.” It took Desjardins two attempts to sedate the bear, which remained on top of the truck throughout before he lowered it carefully to the ground where it was loaded into a pickup. He transported the animal to the BC Parks compound at the base of Mount Seymour in See Bear’s page 5

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Jingle all the way SANTA joins runners in Capilano elementary’s first annual Jingle Jog, a two-kilometre family fun run on Saturday that raised funds for the Harvest Project. More than 100 participants took part in the event which ended with a holiday breakfast in the school gymnasium.

Cop admits to disgraceful conduct Jane Seyd

A former North Vancouver RCMP officer who used to be in charge of professional standards at the detachment has admitted to being guilty of disgraceful conduct for having on-the-job sex in his police car. Staff Sgt. Travis Pearson admitted before an RCMP disciplinary tribunal Monday that he used his RCMP Blackberry to send numerous sexual text messages to Const. Susan Gastaldo, a female officer who was working as his subordinate and that he had sex with her in his RCMP police cruiser while the two

Former ‘professional standards’ NV Mountie had sex in his car worked in a special surveillance unit in Burnaby. Pearson admitted to those actions through an agreed statement of facts entered in an RCMP disciplinary hearing Monday. Pearson’s lawyer Const. James Roland said Pearson is taking responsibility for the wrongs the RCMP has accused him of. But the admissions do not include other allegations levelled at him during the disciplinary hearing, including complaints by Gastaldo that Pearson sexually harassed her and forced her into the relationship. Pearson has also not admitted to accusations of

sexual harassment made by a second woman, a civilian employee of the North Vancouver RCMP, who was subpoenaed by Gastaldo’s lawyer and told the tribunal last month that Pearson stalked her and forced her into a sexual relationship while the two worked together at the North Vancouver detachment. That relationship ended two years ago, in 2009. Pearson’s acknowledgment that he had used police property inappropriately to carry on a sexual relationship while on the job came on the first day that the hearing resumed, following explosive testimony from the North Vancouver witness last month. The RCMP has agreed the cases against Pearson and Gastaldo See Tribunal page 3


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West Van utilities to jump $123 in 2012 Water and sewage fees won’t cover costs until approx 2060 Tessa Holloway

UTILITY fees in West Vancouver will jump $123 for the median household in 2012, with sewage and water increases of 10 per cent and more. The total bill for the median home — the number that the most number of West Vancouver homes are closest to — will jump from $1,209 in 2011 to $1,332 in 2012. The numbers will continue to climb, and do not factor in a new sewage treatment plant. By 2016, the median water bill will have risen to $774 and the median sewage bill will jump to $877, according to projections presented to council by director of finance Nina Leemhuis. She said those are subject to change, however; this year’s sewage fee

increase came in slightly below projections. But despite those increases, West Vancouver won’t collect enough to maintain its water and sewage infrastructure until about 2060, said Leemhuis. That’s because right now West Vancouver collects less than half the amount required to pay for all projects over the next 100 years, and the cost of repairs is expected to spike dramatically over the next several decades. Water fees will jump 12 per cent in 2012 to a median rate of $492, sewage fees will jump 10 per cent to a median rate of $599, and garbage pick-up fees will jump six per cent to a median rate of $241 — even as the district considers moving to garbage pick-up once every two weeks in 2013. The cost increases stem partly from an increase in Metro Vancouver fees and a 2.5 per cent wage increase for workers, but especially the aging nature of the district’s sewer and water mains. All but a handful of the city’s sewer and water infrastructure was built in the 1960s and ’70s, and all of that infrastructure will need to be replaced over the coming decades. As well, West Vancouver’s low density and geography conspire to increase the cost: there are 6.5 metres of water mains for every resident in West Vancouver compared to 1.5 metres per person in Vancouver.

Leemhuis estimated the total cost over the next 100 years at $1.1 billion, but that doesn’t include costs associated with upgrading the Lions Gate sewage treatment plant from primary to secondary treatment, which is required by federal law. The budget for that project hasn’t been finalized, and neither the province nor the federal government has written a cheque. There was lots of concern around the council table in West Vancouver over the rate of increase, with Coun. Bill Soprovich questioning the “ever increasing amounts” and calling on council to keep in mind the ability of users to pay. But councillors also expressed concern of aging infrastructure breaking down, with Coun. Craig Cameron warning of an infrastructure deficit they could pass onto next generations. “We are not coming close to meeting our long-term costs for replacing infrastructure,” he said. “This is something I believe we need to address very seriously in the next three years.” Residents do have some control over their costs, reminded Coun. Nora Gambioli, since water and sewage bills are based on usage. “So if you want to pay less in your utilities you need to get a low-flush toilet and you need to get a low-flow shower head,” she said.

Tribunal warns it may impose harsher sanction From page 1 will continue separately. In a joint submission, Roland and the RCMP conduct prosecutor Greg Rose asked the tribunal to give Pearson a reprimand and dock him 10 days’ pay as punishment for his actions. But the tribunal warned Pearson it may impose a stiffer penalty. “We may be imposing a greater sanction than that being sought,” the chief adjudicator said, adding demotion and dismissal are both possible penalties under the act. “We could be looking at a demotion,” he said, adding the fact Pearson was a supervisor in a sexual relationship with a subordinate at a time when he knew she was on a gradual reentry to work from medical leave is an aggravating factor in the case. As the hearing continued into what sanctions Pearson should face, Roland called Pearson’s wife to testify as a character witness. The woman, who has been married to Pearson since 1995, urged the tribunal to be lenient with her husband. “He has admitted to his wrongdoing and he’s trying to make amends,” she said. “He deserves a chance.” Pearson’s wife — who Roland asked not be named — said her husband was always proud of being an RCMP officer even teaching an “introduction to policing” course for youth. She told tribunal members that she doesn’t depend on Pearson financially and has stayed with him despite the revelations of his affairs because she loves him, not because she has to. She described many of the allegations that have been levelled at her husband as “lies.” “I would not be with this man if I thought he was the monster he’s been made out to be,” she said. The disciplinary hearing continues this week.

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Making the grade DAVID Babcock and BA Blacktop workers continue making upgrades to the intersection of Welch Street and Capilano Road. New four-way stop lights, a designated bicycle lane and concrete dividers are all getting the finishing touches. In the spring, crosswalks surrounding the intersection will be painted with an aboriginal design.

Mulcair gets NV endorsement Mussatto and Keating back Quebec MP for NDP leadership Benjamin Alldritt

TWO prominent North Shore New Democrats are publicly endorsing Quebec MP Thomas Mulcair for the leadership of the federal NDP. The City of North Vancouver’s Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Coun. Craig Keating met with Mulcair Friday afternoon, just before the opening of the provincial NDP’s annual convention, in Vancouver. Their conversation covered federal-municipal relations, sustainability and infrastructure. Both municipal politicians said they liked what they heard and both were quoted in a statement from the Mulcair campaign. “When not only I but so many other people see him, they imagine in him a man who could be prime minister of the country,” Keating told the North Shore News. Keating is a former provincial leadership contender and current B.C. NDP candidate for North Vancouver-Lonsdale. “He’s the one who’s got the gravity, the skills, the experience.

Amongst a slew of great candidates, he’s the one that stands out. He’s knowledgeable on every file he talks about. He’s a skilled debater and he can carry a message very effectively for the party. He seems to be the complete package.” Mussatto said he found Mulcair to be familiar with the issues facing local governments. “Usually federal politicians don’t understand municipalities that well, and he does. He gets it,” said Mussatto. “He gets the challenges that face municipalities. He knows that the federal and provincial governments have been putting pressure on municipalities to take up more with less — the sewage treatment plant for example.” Mulcair made no specific promises, said Mussatto, beyond a pledge to “listen and work with municipalities.” In the wake of the NDP’s historic breakthrough in Quebec this spring and the death of leader Jack Layton shortly afterwards, nine people are vying to lead the new Official Opposition. Only one, MP Nathan Cullen, is from B.C. “There are some very talented people,” Mussatto said. “There’s no doubt they are very capable people. But you have to have someone with previous elected experience and Thomas Mulcair has that as a member of the Quebec government and as an environment minister — cabinet-level experience. The others are great candidates I think, but they need more experience.” While Keating’s ties to the NDP are widely known, Mussatto — a

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member of the federal NDP — rarely calls attention to his involvement with party politics. “I’m trying not to make a big deal out of it,” he said. “As a mayor, I’m not there to represent the NDP, I’m there to represent the people of North Vancouver. I get along with any level of government, whether it’s federal or provincial, any party whether it’s Conservatives or Liberals. . . . So it is a bit of departure for me, but I believe so strongly in Thomas Mulcair that I said I would put my name forward in that regard.” New Democrats will vote for a federal leader March 24, 2012.

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A black bear awaits transport to the Squamish area Tuesday. B.C. conservation officers tranquilized the bear in downtown Vancouver Monday after it hitched a ride on a garbage truck from, it is believed, North Vancouver.

Bear’s capture draws a crowd From page 1 North Vancouver where it was checked out and tagged before being taken on to Squamish for release Tuesday. A video of the animal’s capture soon made its way onto Youtube, and the tag #downtownbear was trending on Twitter Monday and Tuesday afternoon. It’s not clear exactly where the bear hitched the ride from, said Desjardins, but he strongly suspected it came from North Vancouver. More than one witness insisted the animal had got into the truck from a dumpster that had come out of the nearby theatre’s basement, he said, but he doubts that account.

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“Anything is possible, but my question is: How could he have made it to that dumpster undetected?� said Desjardins. The service said the bear was in good health, and that with help from colleagues in Squamish they had identified a suitable area for its release. Officers will monitor it after it’s set free, but it will be left alone unless it becomes a problem, they said. “He has no previous history with the conservation officer service,� said spokesman Dave Cox. The call was a first for Desjardins, although he noted he had had to capture a hapless deer outside Waterfront Station in 2009, and had dealt with a black bear under the wooden roller coaster at Playland about four years ago.

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VIEWPOINT Published by North Shore News a division of LMP Publication Limited Partnership, 100-126 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. V7L 2P9. Doug Foot, publisher. Canadian publications mail sales product agreement No. 40010186.

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F you haven’t been taking notes, it’s hard to recall the sheer number of black eyes the RCMP has gotten over the past year or two — or even the past couple of weeks. There were the high-profile deaths of Ian Bush and Robert Dziekanski; there was the bungling of the Robert Pickton file; there was the inadvertent release of hundreds of crime scene and victim images left on a digital camera “hidden” on a suspect’s property. Then came the harassment claims. Four officers have come forward alleging that they were victims of constant bullying and sexual harassment, and that their leadership was completely indifferent. Out of this Lord-of-the-Flies culture rise newly minted Commissioner Bob Paulson and, in B.C., Assistant Commissioner Craig Callens. Both men

have publicly vowed to crack down on misconduct of this kind. Theirs is a huge task. It’s a good development that a disinterested civilian, an American no less, will investigate deaths and serious injuries in B.C. involving Mounties, hopefully ending decades of wagoncircling and obfuscation. But professional misconduct will still be handled through the same channels, and it will be up to Paulson and Callens to make those channels actually work for once. Frankly, examples must be made. But to wash out so many stains from the iconic red serge, the prime task must be to make new officers expect and demand a new culture. These are the women and men who will eventually turn a secret society back into a public service.


Density+traffic+calming=catatonia Dear Editor: After spending another afternoon crawling through gridlock on Third Street and Marine Drive in North Vancouver, I keep asking myself why no one in last month’s civic election talked about how we can make local vehicle traffic move more smoothly. Instead, all the talk seemed to be about increasing density while removing vehicle traffic lanes and replacing them with bike lanes, adding more traffic lights and various other “traffic calming” measures. If traffic in North Vancouver gets any calmer, it’s going to be catatonic! There are a number of areas where I just have to shake my head. I have always enjoyed cycling on West First Street and never felt unsafe, yet someone obviously felt the need to reduce the vehicle traffic lanes to one in either direction in order to create a bicycle super highway for the hordes of cyclists that have yet to appear on our streets.

Between that decision and the addition of a traffic light at First Street and Lloyd Avenue, the last freeflowing route between West Vancouver and the City of North Vancouver has been reduced to a crawl just like the traffic disaster to the north, Marine Drive. The bike lanes on the Third Street hill cause similar problems. How many cyclists actually go up Third Street instead of the Low Level Road or some other, more gradual route? On the way down the hill you really don’t need a bike lane, because you can move with the flow of traffic. It appears we only narrowly avoided having bike lanes installed on the Keith Road hill after the recent repaving, but I’m sure they will be back unless more of us speak up. Then there are the so-called “traffic-calming” measures. My least favourite of these take the form of street-narrowing constrictions. I don’t recall asking to have my tax dollars spent on the installation of obstructions which are largely ineffective in slowing

down the drivers who actually need slowing down. They waste our money, make snow removal more difficult and, ironically, create a hazard to cyclists by forcing them to merge suddenly with vehicle traffic. Given the weather, the hilly terrain and the fact that many of us are transporting children around the North Shore, bicycles and transit are not practical alternatives to vehicles on most occasions. The councils of the City and District of North Vancouver have to face that reality. With density increasing, we need to improve traffic flow, not put our heads in the sand and hope that a few more bike lanes will somehow solve the problem. Traffic is only going to get worse unless our local governments start looking at realistic solutions to getting vehicles moving while improving transit so that it is a practical alternative for more of us and our families. Brad Braun North Vancouver

Blue Bus driver showcases West Van’s community spirit Dear Editor: After reading so many unpleasant stories about our bus drivers being badly treated by some members of the public, I feel that a driver who performs above his required duties should be recognized and congratulated. On a recent morning around 11 a.m., on the No.


250 to Horseshoe Bay, the driver — Mr. Satchu — took the time to help a frail senior passenger to get on the bus, helped him find a seat and, when asked how to reach a certain address, patiently explained the route until the passenger seemed comfortable with the instructions. The driver also found a young lady going in the

same direction who volunteered to accompany the gentleman to his destination. What an example of community spirit. This is what makes West Vancouver the best community to live in for a friendly and safe atmosphere. Dr. Fiorenza Albert-Howard West Vancouver

Victoria’s hand wedged in ICBC’s till Dear Editor: Lower investment returns and an increase in accidents have always been ICBC’s official excuses for hitting the driving public with ever -increasing insurance rates (ICBC Applies to Bump Basic Rate, Dec. 7, North Shore News), even while our provincial government is consistently gouging it to the tune of hundreds of millions of dollars. It is surprising that this relevant information is never mentioned; if it were not for this unannounced fact, there would not be any need for such large increases. Taxpayers are at the mercy of all of these corporate beggars whose compensation, when bonuses are included, is more generous than that of our prime minister. The more money they get from us, the more they want. Their official justification is very seldom the whole truth. John Bueno North Vancouver



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The best present of all: the gift of living “There is a lack of donors. . . . You can’t talk about transplant without talking about the need for more donations . . . B.C. has one of the lowest donation rates of anywhere in the industrialized world.” Aaron McArthur, Global TV BC reporter, Dec. 5, 2011

HAVE you been struggling with Christmas shopping? Consider a radically different way of giving and you won’t even need to battle the crowds to shop. Dr. Gregory Grant, intensive care physician and executive director of B.C. Transplant, says that unlike the rest of Canada, where 70 per cent of people have put down their names, only 19 per cent of British Columbians have signed on to support organ transplants. The situation may not be the result of hard heartedness on the part of our province, but rather a function of the fact that many willing donors simply do not know about B.C.’s online transplant registry. It’s important that the trend be turned around. No-one can predict when a person might arrive in a hospital emergency room in urgent need of a transplant. When that happens, organ availability is critical to survival of the patient, but a physician

Just Asking Elizabeth James has few ways outside of the registry to identify a willing donor. In October 2010, BC Transplant — an initiative of the Provincial Health Services Authority — reported that 5,000 British Columbians had received transplants since 1968. That rate could be raised, however, if more people were to sign on to the program. The organs most frequently needed are the heart, lungs, liver and kidneys; the latter two organs are also possible from living donors. Donor information is kept confidential by both physicians and donor registries, but from the patients themselves we do know that at least three of the 5,000 recipients lived or still live on the North Shore. The first of the three was West Vancouver impressionist painter Daniel Izzard who, in 1986 at the age of 63, became Canada’s oldest heart

recipient. He went on to live, travel and produce more of his wonderful paintings for another 21 years thanks to his donor. His transplanted heart was still doing fine when he died in 2007 due to complications from a fall. Equally famous in their own ways are North Vancouver residents Margaret Benson and Jack Palmer. Niamh Scallan featured this “librarian-student duo” in an April 25, 2011 North Shore News story, NV Recipients Speak Out. Benson, who has lived in North Vancouver all her life, was diagnosed with cystic fibrosis at the age of 14. Remarkably, considering the usually inexorable course of that condition, it was not until Dec. 1, 1999 that, as Scallan wrote, Benson “received a lifesaving double-lung transplant when she was 40 years old.” When I had a long telephone chat with her in November, I quailed at the thought of trying to keep up with all she is doing in her busy life. Not only has she become an inspirational speaker by profession, but she is also a half-marathon race-walker

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— and she holds the world record for 200 metres in her age category at the Transplant Games. More than anything else perhaps, Benson says there is “not a moment” when she doesn’t “thank the family who made that difficult decision to donate the organs of their loved one. They saved the lives of four people they had never met.” At the time of Scallan’s article, Jack Palmer — a heart recipient at 14 weeks of age — was on track to graduate from Lynn Valley elementary this past summer. BC Transplant credits its executive director, Dr. Greg Grant, with having “pioneered the introduction of organ donation following cardiac death in B.C.,” and he was certainly enthusiastic about

sharing information about this province’s organ donor registry. At the end of life, if a person has not listed with the registry and is not able to indicate their preference, it is left to the medical team to approach the alreadytraumatized family and ask whether their loved one would have wanted their organs donated. It is extremely stressful for a physician who has worked hard to save a patient to find a sensitive way to now ask the family for an organ donation. Elsewhere in Canada, hospitals have specialist coordinators who make that approach. Ontario leads with 22 in-hospital co-ordinators. British Columbia lags behind with only three people undergoing training — at

Vancouver General, Royal Columbian and Kelowna General hospitals. Last September, in an effort to overcome such traumatic situations for both family and physicians, the provincial government enacted “advanced directives” legislation which allows a person’s registered wishes to prevail. Like end-of-life wishes, the subject of organ donation is one of those touchy discussions we all like to avoid — until the worst of all possible times. The time to address it is now. If you choose to register, sooner or later someone on the waiting list of hundreds — and their anxious families — will be forever grateful for your gift.



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forthcoming. How are parents, so late in the game, going to be able to make an informed decision about their child’s future? I think the teachers’ union actually likes the fact that parents are denied a tool for evaluating their child’s progress. Instead of automatically receiving graded report cards (a right), parents now must initiate a process to get assessment information through personal communication (a privilege and a favour). Parents were not at the table when their rights were bargained away during this latest strike. Since these are public government schools, I see this switch in procedure as undermining the role of the family in education. This is not good for the long-term health of civil society. Tunya Audain West Vancouver




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Your grandparents weren’t always old YOUR grandparents may not have had blogs when they were young, but that doesn’t mean they weren’t blogworthy. A new Tumblr website titled Before They Were Grandparents aims to give grandchildren the chance to show the world just how cool their grandparents were back in the day before social media took over our lives. “We don’t give (seniors) enough credit for having their own wishes and desires,” said Chris Clark, the Vancouver-area director of Bayshore Home Health, the home care company that created the site. “We look at them differently when they’re aging. We paint them with a bit of a different brush.” The goal of this project, he said, is to remind people why their parents are worth caring for well, and just how cool they can be. The idea came about as the company was wondering how to get people interested in planning for their future care, but

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Looking for a comfortable gift... A Name You Can Get Comfortable With For generations, North Shore furniture shoppers were used to Visiting Gerber Home Furnishing at 734 West 14th Street in North Vancouver. Of particular interest, their selection of fine La-Z-Boy home furnishings helped home owners create comfortable living spaces where they could relax and unwind. Today, Henry and Chuck Gerber have retired and the location is a brand new full La-Z-Boy Furniture Galleries. Now operated by the Miller family, it’s the latest expression of their home furnishing business that began in the early 1980s. For the Millers, the North Shore has always been part of their long range plans. “North Vancouver has always been on our radar screen,” says Tim. “Finding the right location at an affordable rent was a challenge. After 32 years on the North Shore the Gerber family decided to retire.

They were already a La-Z-Boy store, so it was a natural fit for us to choose their location and continue to offer their North Shore clients an amazing shopping experience with the most recognizable name in furniture.” Just as the North Shore is different from other Lower Mainland regions, so too is the new store. “Unlike our other three stores, our North Shore location has a boutique feel. We were able to work with the elements of this 50plus year old building and transform it into an up-scale delightful retail location. We are thrilled to carry on the long standing tradition of the Gerber family. We look forward to being active participants in the North Shore community and will do our best to service your furniture needs in the future.” The Miller family believe strongly in supporting the communities that support their businesses. “Community involvement is a very big part of our business model. We are looking forward to partnering with local organizations and helping out however possible. Currently we support several local charities and are a major supplier of furniture to Ronald McDonald House in Vancouver. We also support work done in the third world countries of Guatemala and Haiti.” Tim and his brother Gerald have been able to succeed in a highly competitive business by sticking to a simple philosophy, “treat staff and clients with honesty and integrity”. Legendary comfort, unlimited design choices and the family touch. If this sounds like the kind of home you want to create for yourself, drop by 734 West 14th Street in North Vancouver. You’ll get a warm welcome.

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Tim Lack The 20th annual Dundarave Festival of Lights kicked off Nov. 26 with live music from noon to dusk as the forest of Christmas trees on West Vancouver’s Dundarave Beach were decorated by various businesses, organizations, schools and individuals in preparation for the official lighting to follow in the evening. The initiative is a fundraiser for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore Shelter and has raised more than $75,000 over the last three holiday seasons. The decorated trees will remain on display until Jan. 6, 2012. A Christmas Wassail and Bonfire Night is set for Saturday, Dec. 17, from 2 to 9:30 p.m. Info:

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SEVERAL North Shore developers and construction projects are among the finalists for this year’s Georgie Awards. The Canadian Home Builders’ Association of B.C. has presented the awards for the top new and renovated homes in the province for 20 years, open to any member of the voluntary association, and this year’s finalists include a number of North Shore companies and projects. G.D. Nielsen Developments led the way among North Shore companies with eight nominations for three West Vancouver homes. All are nominated in the $2 million to $5 million category, two for best kitchen more than $100,000, one for best master suite and one for the best outdoor living space: a multi-tiered oceanfront deck. As icing on the cake, the company is a finalist in the custom home builder of the year. Upward Construction & Renovation, also of West Vancouver, is a finalist in two categories for a West Vancouver home renovation. North Vancouver’s Naikoon Contracting is up for two awards for a new North Vancouver house, including best innovative feature for their use of reclaimed wood, and Blackfish Homes & Construction was nominated in the best residential renovation from half a million to $799,999. North Vancouver’s Linda Therrien, up for salesperson of the year, and Larco Investments, a finalist for three awards for their Morgan Crossing development in South Surrey, round out the local nominations. Several other North Shore residential projects are nominated, including two for Seven35 townhouses by Adera Development in


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G.D. Neilsen Developments received eight nominations at the Georgie Awards including two for best kitchen more than $100,000. North Vancouver, a renovation by TQ Construction on Adderley Street and a project by Fritz de Vries Architecture on Quinton Place. In West Vancouver, Lido Properties is a finalist in two categories for a home in Westmount. The winners will be announced at a gala event Feb. 25 at the Vancouver Convention Centre West. Info at www.georgieawards. ca.

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Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors’ Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628. Delbrook Garden Club meets the fourth Monday

moon and the wind-dispersed-seeds resemble the stars. The root, leaves and flowers of the dandelion are useful for food, medicine and dye for colouring. Until the mid-1800s people would pull grass out of their lawns to make room for dandelions and other useful weeds like chickweed and chamomile that could be eaten or used to produce other products. Dandelions have one of the longest flowering seasons of any plant on earth. Dandelion seeds can spread by wind as far as two kilometres from their source. Every year, North Americans spend millions on lawn pesticides to keep monocultured lawns looking uniform which requires 25 per cent of the continent’s water supply to keep the lawn green. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic advocate. For advice contact him at stmajor@

of each month at 7:30 p.m. at St. Catherines Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: Flo, 604-985-4870. Edible Garden Project Volunteer Orientation Night takes place the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Learn about the projects the Edible Garden Project is running and how to get involved. Location will be provided upon registration. Registration and info: www.ediblegardenproject. com or email volunteer@

Free Eco-Tours: Study the rich heritage and unique natural resources of the West Coast. These walking tours, some available in Mandarin, are designed to educate and promote healthy living. Explore your own backyard with Joseph Lin. Info: 604327-8693 or www.greenclub. Guided Walking Tours: VanDusen Botanical Garden at 5251 Oak St., Vancouver offers tours daily at 2 p.m. plus Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the information desk. Free for members or with See more page 20

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AirPlay tops wish list I have a feeling that this is going to be the Christmas many of us discover the joys of AirPlay. What is AirPlay you ask? Well, I am glad you are interested, and you can thank me later! AirPlay is a feature built into iOS5 for the Apple crowd, it allows you to send whatever you are listening to or watching to any AirPlay enabled device. It is very simple, but does take a bit of getting your head around. For example: You are listening to music on your iPod, while walking the dog, you are really enjoying the tunes, you get home, and don’t really want to stop the music. Of course, you could keep your earphones in, but that is rather anti-social at home. Instead, you can simply select to send the music via AirPlay to your home theatre sound system, or a boom-box, or your cool new clock radio or even just a simple set of AirPlay enabled speakers. All that is needed is those devices need to be AirPlay compatible. And there are a lot of AirPlay compatible products out there. In the case of that home theatre system, if you have Apple TV connected, bam . . . you have AirPlay! Apple TV may be the

Digital Age Steve Dotto bargain of the year at $119 — worth the investment alone for AirPlay as it doesn’t just work with music but video as well. I am not sure about your home, but our home has kids and adults constantly asking each other if we have seen this or that video online. With AirPlay if you find a gem, you can share it with the whole family on the big screen instead of your little iPhone screen. The products that really have caught my attention this season are the AirPlay compatible systems. These systems connect to your inhome WiFi network, (although many can use BlueTooth as well). Once they are registered on the network, all you have to do is select them from AirPlay on your iPad, or iPod, or Mac or iPhone, and send your

music to the system. No more plugging into a dock, and the cumbersome navigation on screen while the iPod is in the dock. You have control over the music in your hands, it makes it far easier to DJ those family gatherings! Steve’s top AirPlay devices: ■ Apple TV ( the most common way to use AirPlay, sending videos and music to your home theatre system, with expanded options this year. ■ iHome iW1 AirPlay Wireless Speaker (www.ihomeaudio. com): the simplest of systems, wireless speakers, portable (internal rechargeable battery makes it ideal for taking onto the deck on warm summer evenings (remember those?). ■ Pioneer XSCM3 AirPlay Music Station (www. This is my favourite system because it includes a funky video screen that displays all your coverflow data and other graphics from your iPod. Also has a built-in FM tuner, and can act as a clock radio. ■ JBL On Air Wireless AirPlay Speaker Dock: Easily the coolest looking player on the planet, the JBL also has a LDC screen, FM tuner and alarm clock mode. Steve Dotto is host of Dotto Tech on AM650. Visit him online at

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Ed Griffin will read from their respective books on teaching creative writing to prisoners followed by a question and answer period. For more information visit or email

Quay notes MEMBERS of the Ambleside Orchestra rehearse for their upcoming Christmas and Hanukkah concert, Friday, Dec. 16, 6:45 p.m. at Lonsdale Quay. The event is part of the orchestra’s New Horizons series. Admission is free. For more information call 604-922-1035.

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The Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3:305:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver under the direction of Nicolas Krusek. There are opportunities for string players. Yearly fees: $150 (adults), $75 (students). Info: 604-9221035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. For more information, visit the website

Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923. The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used See more page 24

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Brandon started delivering the North Shore News this past September and is responsible for 104 papers twice a week. In the short time Brandon has been with us he has received two kudos & only two complaints. One resident said: ‘He is the best carrier we have had in a long time. He is such a nice young gentleman and so polite.’ Congratulations Brandon and thank you for all your hard work!

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Drop-in Book Club: The club will meet Wednesdays, every six weeks through June from 7 to 8:30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Books will be distributed at the end of each meeting for the following month’s discussion. Dates and books to be discussed: Jan. 11, The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks; Feb. 22, The Sentimentalists; April 4, Freedom; May 16, Just Kids and

June 27, The Imperfectionists. For more information go to or email Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes. For more information, dates and locations, visit, or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post to our online listings, go to scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event. • • • • •

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Author Reading: The second instalment of North Vancouver City Library’s local author series will take place Wednesday, Dec. 14, doors open at 6:30 p.m. for refreshments and the program begins at 7 p.m. at 120 West 14th St. Andrea Winterbottom and

How to Use Library Ebooks: A presentation covering the key points for setting up, searching and checking out e-books from the library’s downloadable collection Thursday, Dec. 15, 7-8:30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Participants will leave with practical information and useful links to online e-reading support pages. No registration required.

16, 7-9 p.m. at Larson Station Restaurant, 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. There will be live music by Dave Ivaz and friends, an auction/raffle and food and beverage sales. Funds raised will go towards new exercise equipment for active seniors. Reservations and info: 778-279-8874.

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MONTROYAL elementary students Lily (left) and Zoe Delange and Haddon and Avery Porter sport some of the gloves, hats and boots collected as part of the school’s Adopt-A-School program. Montroyal students are collecting warm clothing and healthy snacks that they will deliver to Windsor elementary in Burnaby.

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Parent-Child Mother Goose: North Vancouver District Public Library will host two eight-week sessions of this program for parents and their babies (newborn to 12 months)

that focuses on the pleasure and power of learning rhymes, songs and lullabies in a group setting. One session will be held at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., Wednesdays, Jan. 11-Feb. 29, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration will open Dec. 16 at 604-987-4471, ext. 3. Another session will be held at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., Thursdays, Jan. 19March 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration will open Jan. 6 at 604-984-0286, ext. 3. Free. Registration required. Parents may register for one set of sessions only. Info: www.nvdpl. ca.

designed for children ages two and older accompanied by an adult Wednesday, Dec. 21, 1111:30 a.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in by suggested donation of $2. Young Naturalists’ Club — Plants That Heal: Children ages five to 13 accompanied by an adult will learn about edible and medicinal plants Sunday, Jan. 8, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. To take part in YNC programs you must become a member of the club by signing up at www.ync. ca. Registration: 604-990-3755.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

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MEC supports local bike project THANKS to a grant from Mountain Equipment Co-op, the Vancouver Area Cycling Coalition has received $14,000 to develop a pocket map of North Shore cycling routes. According to a written statement, as part of the retailer’s community grants program, 58 environmental and outdoor recreation projects from across the country were awarded a total of $604,389. The community grants program offers funding for projects under the categories of environmental conservation, advocacy, education, and outdoor recreation. Formal applications for grants are reviewed by regional and national committees made up of MEC members and staff, who select the projects that receive support. The grants are announced twice each year and more than $1.3 million was given out in 2011. Environmental and outdoor recreation groups can apply for the next round of community grants at The deadline is March 10, 2012. ••• A North Shore organization is among the semi-finalist projects from across the country announced for this year’s Aviva Community Fund online contest. The annual competition supports positive change in Canadian communities through a $1 million donation and Special Olympics B.C. North Shore is in the running. According to their website, the organization endeavours to provide individuals who have an intellectual disability the opportunity to enhance their lives and celebrate personal achievement through positive sport experiences. Special Olympics B.C. North Shore provides sport training and competition for all levels of athlete — from developmental to high performance. In this year’s Aviva Community Fund online contest, more than 1,500 ideas have been submitted and more than 1.5 million votes have been cast for projects seeking to improve communities across the country. The top-30 semi-finalists will become finalists to share in the $1 million donation. Online voting for the semi-finals ends on Friday, Dec. 16. Info: or Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to

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THIS photo shows the interior of Christina Shaw’s Pioneer Dry Goods Store, located at 147 Lonsdale Ave., in North Vancouver. Taken in 1907, it shows the store decorated for Christmas with Christina (left) and her son Arthur. At right, is Henry Shaw, whose real estate office was situated at the front of the store. This holiday season, North Shore Carol Ship Celebrations will be held at Panorama Park in Deep Cove on Dec. 17 at 8 p.m. Hammer out your own bug lamp at the North Vancouver Museum and Archives’ tent.

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North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players. Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail. com or 604-980-3132.

North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, or North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking

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Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-980-8372 or Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practices on Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: or 604-985-0408. Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: or 604-985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:30-3 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. Cool North Shore Drinks: Monthly gatherings with interesting, edgy and engaging dialogue about sustainability issues every third Thursday (except June, July and August). Hosted by Legacy North Shore Society. Info:

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Morning routine will ease clothing battles “IT’S not that he can’t dress himself,” a frazzled parent explained to me as I was giving a presentation on teaching independence, “It’s just that he takes forever. I end up nagging, yelling, threatening. It’s a lousy start to the day.” Whether we’re talking about a preschooler a teenager or anything in between, parents are frustrated by just how long it can take their kids to perform the simple task of getting dressed. Clearly, this simple process is actually complex and challenging when you’re four years old. Tiny fingers can find buttoning shirts harder than we think. So, Step 1 is simple clothing. T-shirts, elastic waistbands, Velcro and snaps can make life easier for all. But that’s not the only issue. Preschoolers get distracted by their clothing and start to play. Think about a sock. Put it on your hand and you have a puppet. Tie two together and you can swing it around and what about exploring other body parts you might place your sock on. Boys have a distinct advantage with this one. These kids are also not driven by the same schedules as we are. They will get dressed eventually, so what’s the problem. Easy for you, you need to get out the door on time but for them it’s just not important. So, make it a rule that everyone has to be dressed before they eat. Hunger will drive them to pull on their clothing and head to the kitchen for breakfast. Another issue is choice and

Parenting Today Kathy Lynn the older the child the bigger the problem. A tween can take forever choosing her clothing and end up trying and rejecting outfit after outfit. Heavens, sometimes we adults do that! Choosing clothing the night before is helpful. Have the kids of any age lay out their entire outfit before they go to bed. Then, in the morning there are no choices to be made. Develop a morning routine. Sit down with the kids, let them know what you need to have happen in the morning and why. Then engage them in a discussion of how best to accomplish what is needed. This can work with kids of all ages. With preschoolers you will be more directive but do let them have some input. The more children are involved in the process of accomplishing a task, the more they are invested in making it work. Let them know that you can try the plan for a week and then revisit to see if it’s working for everyone. Work with the kids to organize their closets and dressers so it’s easy to find what they need. Sometimes kids dawdle because they just don’t like their clothing. Bring them shopping with you when you

are buying their clothing. You can check out the racks with appropriate choices at good prices then let them select. So you can say, “You can choose two shirts from this rack and one pair of pants from that one.” Now they have clothing they like and will wear and you have stayed within your budget. Everyone wins. There is also the issue of what kids choose to wear. A preschooler may come to breakfast all dressed and beaming. You look up and my goodness. Did you ever imagine one child could wear so many different colours and layers at one time? Stay quiet. I guarantee you that the childcare provider or preschool teacher has seen it all and will never assume you chose the outfit. I once saw a three-year-old show up at preschool with his jeans on backwards. His mother had no idea why he had done that but it seemed pretty deliberate so she stayed quiet and took him to preschool. The teacher got it immediately. She looked at this little one and said, “Simon, I see you dressed yourself this morning.” Simon beamed. How could she have known he did it alone unless his way of dressing was unique? The next day he put his pants on frontwards and life went on. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert who is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. If you want to read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at You can also buy books or sign her up to offer a dynamic workshop for your group.

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From page 25 Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604990-3755. Info: ecology/. Imagine and Explore — Legends of the Forest: Children ages three to six accompanied by an adult will discover the characters of local folklore Saturday, Jan. 28, 12:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25.

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North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on your own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2.

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HANDS wave in the air as the sound of drums and music fills the room. But this isn’t your typical musical show. The Highlands United Church has been taken over by a group of parents and children bouncing to the melodies of Music Together, a program that introduces kids under five years old to the joys of music. While the babies and toddlers singing and playing in this class might not be masters of piano or guitar, instructor Caroline App says the course is the foundation to a lifelong appreciation of making and enjoying all kinds of music. “We’re dancing, we’re singing, we’re playing instruments: egg shakers, drums, tambourines, triangles,” says App, a kindergarten teacher currently taking a break from full-time teaching to raise her four boys. “You’re building in music skills at a young age when it’s still the best time to get the kids, they are learning their pitch, how to do their tonalities and their rhythms.” She first became aware of the Music Together program attending the class in Vancouver herself, but on moving to the North Shore she realized there’s a big gap in the offerings in North Vancouver. That lead her to start the Music Together program in September this year, and

in January she’s adding an extra class to bring in more kids. The Music Together program began in New Jersey in 1987 and has spawned an international movement of intergenerational music teaching. All instructors, including App, have taken a course on the specific program. The classes mix ages up to five years old, and give parents or caregivers the chance to play with their kids, as App says that’s the best way for the young ones to learn. It means parents with multiple children can bring both to the same class, and “the younger kids are also learning from the older kids,” she adds. “It’s a lovely beginning because it’s informal and it addresses or reaches all learning styles and it’s multi-sensory, and as a kindergarten teacher I love that.” Included in the price, parents get to take home a songbook with CDs that can be played at home. The classes are available Monday and Wednesday mornings and last 45 minutes each. The cost for the winter session — three months starting in January — is $140 for the first child and $90 for any siblings over six months old. Siblings under six months are free, and the primary caregiver can bring another parent, aunt, uncle or family friend at no cost. To register or for more information, visit www.northshoremusictogether. com or by phoning App at 778-8995004.

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MUSIC Together instructor Caroline App helps toddlers and children under five make music with their parents. The Music Together program began in New Jersey in 1987 and has spawned an international movement of intergenerational music teaching. App brought it to the North Shore earlier this year.

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P 1:30pm-3:00pm $ (HJ) F 3:15pm-4:45pm $ (HJ) P 5:00pm-6:30pm $ (HJ) P 7:00pm-8:30pm $ (HJ) F 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM) P 3:00pm-4:30pm (KM)


F 10:30am-12:00pm (HJ) P 1:00pm - 2:30pm (HJ)

Come to one of North Vancouver’s ice arenas for some holiday skating fun! KM = Karen Magnussen, 2300 Kirkstone Road P = Public Skate

Saturday Dec

Holiday Skate Schedule

New Year’s Eve Skate Friday, Dec 31 2:30-4:00pm & 4:30-6pm @ Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, 2300 KIRKSTONE RD. Welcome the New Year with a futuristic skate! Special effects lighting, fun activities and refreshments. Regular admission.


F 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM) P 3:00pm-4:30pm (KM)

$ = $1.00 Dec


P 1:30pm-3:00pm (HJ) F 3:15pm-4:45pm (HJ) P 5:00pm-6:30pm (HJ) F 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM) P 3:00pm-4:30pm (KM)



F 10:30am-12:00pm (HJ) P 1:00pm-2:30pm (HJ) F P 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM)


P 1:30pm-3:00pm (HJ) F 3:15pm-4:45pm (HJ) P 5:00pm-6:30pm (HJ) F 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM) P 3:00pm-4:30pm (KM)




F 10:30am-12:00pm (HJ) P 1:00pm-2:30pm (HJ) New Year’s Eve Skates F P 2:30pm-4:00pm (KM) F P 4:30pm-6:00pm (KM)

$ Dollar Skate $1.00 • Skate rentals: $2.70 • Helmet rentals: $0.80 *New prices in effect as of January 1, 2012

Check out our holiday facility, fitness centers, fitness classes and sport schedules at or call 604-987-Play (7529) NOTE:


Skate with Santa 1-2:30pm (HJ)

2011 FEES* CHILDREN under 3: FREE 3-18 YRS: $2.68 19-24 with student I.D.: $3.48 65+: $3.48 ADULT: $5.36 FAMILY RATE: $2.68 each (2 adults and 2 children - minimum $5.36)

P 10:30am-12:00pm (HJ) P 1:00pm-2:30pm (HJ) P 6:00pm-7:30pm (HJ) P 8:00pm-9:30pm (HJ) F 1:00pm-2:30pm (KM) P 3:00pm-4:30pm (KM)


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Closed for Christmas!



F 10:30am-12:00pm (HJ) P 1:00pm-2:30pm (HJ) F P 1:00pm-3:00pm (KM)

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4:00pm-5:30pm (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm (Adult) (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-9:00pm (Public) (KM) 11:30am-3:30pm (RA) 7:30pm-8:30pm (Family Fun) $ (RA) 8:30-10:00pm (Adult) (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm (Adult) (WG) 3:30pm-5:30pm (WG) 7:15pm-8:45pm (WG) 8:45pm-10:00pm (Adult) (WG)



12:30pm-4:30pm Public (KM)





4:00pm-5:30pm $ (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm $ (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult $ (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-9:00pm Public $ (KM) 11:30-3:30pm $ (RA) 6:30pm-7:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30-10:00pm Adult $ (RA) 11:30am-1:00pm Adult $ (WG) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult $ (WG)


HJ = Harry Jerome, 123 East 23rd Street WG = William Griffin, 851 West Queens Road



4:00pm-5:30pm $ (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm $ (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult $ (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-6:00pm Public $ (KM) 12:30-2:30pm $ (RA) 6:30pm-7:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30-10:00pm Adult $ (RA) 11:30am-1:00pm Adult $ (WG) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult $ (WG)



4:00pm-5:30pm (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult (HJ) 9-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-9:00pm Public (KM) 11:30am-3:30pm (RA) 7:30pm-8:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm Adult (WG) 3:30pm-5:30pm (WG) 7:15pm-8:45pm (WG) 8:45pm-10:00pm Adult (WG)


4:00pm-5:30pm (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-6:00pm Public (KM) 12:30am-3:30pm (RA) 7:30pm-8:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm Adult (WG) 1:30pm-4:30pm Public (WG) 7:15pm-8:45pm (WG) 8:45pm-10:00pm Adult (WG)



$ = $1.00


4:00pm-5:30pm $ (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm $ (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult $ (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-9:00pm Public (KM) 11:30-3:30pm (RA) 6:30pm-7:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30-10:00pmAdult (RA) 11:30am-1:00pm Adult (WG) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (WG)


4:00pm-5:30pm $ (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm $ (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult $ (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-6:00pm Public (KM) 12:30-2:30pm (RA) 6:30pm-7:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30-10:00pm Adult (RA) 11:30am-1:00pm Adult (WG) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (WG)


4:00pm-5:30pm (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-9:00pm Public (KM) 11:30am-3:30pm (RA) 7:00pm-8:30pm Family Fun (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Youth (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm Adult (WG) 3:30pm-5:30pm (WG)



1:00pm-3:00pm $ (HJ) 6:30pm-8:00pm (HJ) 8:30pm-10:00pm Teen (HJ) 12:30pm-8:00pm Public (KM) 1:30pm-3:30pm $ (RA) 6:30pm-8:30pm (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (RA) 1:00pm-3:00pm $ (WG)

Come to one of North Vancouver’s pools for some holiday swimming fun! KM = Karen Magnussen, 2300 Kirkstone Road RA = Ron Andrews, 931 Lytton Street




4:00pm-5:30pm (HJ) 7:30pm-9:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-6:00pm Public (KM) 12:30am-3:30pm (RA) 7:00pm-8:30pm Family Fun (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Youth (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm Adult (WG) 1:30pm-4:30pm Public (WG)



1:00pm-3:00pm $ (HJ) 9:00am-3:00pm (KM) 10:00am-12:00pm $ (RA) 1:00pm-3:00pm (WG)



Sunday Dec


1:00pm-3:00pm $ (HJ) 12:30pm-8:00pm Public (KM) 1:30pm-3:30pm (RA) 6:00-7:30pm (RA) 1:00pm-3:00pm $ (WG) 6:30pm-8:00pm Family Fun (WG)



Closed For Christmas!



1:00pm-3:00pm $ (HJ) 12:30pm-4:30pm Public (KM) 9:00-12:30pm Adult/Preschool (KM) 1:30pm-3:30pm (RA) 12:30pm-6:00pm Public (KM) 6:00pm-7:30pm (RA) 10:00pm-12:00pm $ (RA) 1:00pm-3:00pm (WG)

2011 FEES* CHILDREN under 3: FREE 3-18 YRS: $2.68 19-24 with student I.D.: $3.48 65+: $3.48 ADULT: $5.36 FAMILY RATE: $2.68 each (2 adults and 2 children - minimum $5.36)

11:30am-1:00pm Adult (HJ) 1:00pm-3:00pm (HJ) 9:00pm-10:30pm Adult (HJ) 9:00-11:30am Adult/Preschool (KM) 11:30am-6:00pm Public (KM) 11:30pm-1:00pm (RA) 7:30pm-8:30pm Family Fun $ (RA) 8:30pm-10:00pm Adult (RA) 12:00pm-1:30pm Adult (WG) 1:30pm-4:30pm Public (WG) 7:15pm-8:45pm (WG) 8:45pm-10:00pm Adult (WG)

$ Dollar Swim $1.00 *New prices in effect as of January 1, 2012

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RIDING the rope tow was a rite of passage for those who learned to downhill ski on the North Shore mountains. Grabbing a hold of a motorized rope and lurching uphill was how generations of beginner skiers ascended the bunny slopes of Easy Rider, Goldie or Paradise. But newbies didnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t always get to the top and mittens rarely survived a season. Mount Seymourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s new magic carpet in its Goldie Meadows Learning Area preserves ridersâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; gloves and dignity. The new lift officially opened Friday and replaces the Goldie double-tow, originally installed in the 1950s and the last remaining rope tow in the Lower Mainland. A glass canopy covers the new magic carpet so that skiers and boarders are protected from the elements during their easy 2½-minute ascent. The 134-metrelong lift resembles a conveyor belt that gently pulls passengers uphill and pushes them back onto the snow at the top of the run. In addition to the new lift, Mount Seymour has recontoured the slope and created a larger space for the Goldie Meadows Learning Area. Grouse Mountain replaced its last remaining rope tow, on Paradise Bowl, with the Greenway Quad chair lift in 2008. Cypress Mountain Resorts replaced the Sunrise Rope Tow in its beginnerâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s area with the Easy Rider Quad Chair in 2001.

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FOR intermediate and advanced skiers and snowboarders, lessons might be the last thing they think they need, but Seymour Mountain has put together a program tailored to bring skilled athletes to the next level. The Mount Seymour Progression Team is open to both snowboarders and skiers comfortable on the terrain park ages 10 to 15 who want to raise their skills up a notch. Coaches and students start in January by setting goals of what the students want to learn by the end of the year, and will make those goals a reality every Sunday until March 11. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming it at kids who want to make more of a commitment to snowboarding and skiing and want to take themselves to the next level,â&#x20AC;? explains John Mosley, manager of skier development. The course aims to fill a gap between the traditional classes and the skill level required to join the B.C. Snowboard Association skills development team, which is requires tryouts and meets on Seymour Mountain. Last year, there were eight

students with two instructors, and theyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;re aiming to have a similar ratio again this year, with a maximum of six students per instructor. That means lots of individual time and an ability to work towards personal goals. â&#x20AC;&#x153;The beauty of a program like this is kids can all be working on different goals but within the same team environment. They can all pick a feature in the terrain park but do a different trick on that feature,â&#x20AC;? said Mosley. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Most of them were throwing 180s by the end of the season, a few were doing 360s, a lot of comfort on rails and boxes, a lot of variety of terrain.â&#x20AC;? The program began only last year, and already registration is up for this season, with registration open until Christmas at a cost of $899 for the 12-week course. Many of the students are graduates of Mount Seymourâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Park Riders and Free Riders programs, said Mosley. For more information, visit www.mountseymour. com/lesson-Mt Seymour Progression Team. A link on that website will take you to a YouTube video of last yearâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s team, showing the types of tricks the students learn, and a few of the falls bound to happen on the way. The phone number for registration is 604-986-2261 ext. 208.

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kids’ stuff From page 27 Church Children’s Choir: Children ages five to 10 are invited to join the choir that practises every Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The program is all about having fun with music. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. Mount Seymour United

Church Youth Choir: Youth ages 11 to 15 are invited to join the choir that practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No singing or music reading ability required. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. North Shore Celtic Ensemble: Children ages nine to 11 who have at least two years of violin, ongoing private lessons and an interest in Celtic music are invited to play in a lively

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It’s sweet nostalgia at Lynn Valley Village Jeremy Shepherd

OUR memories cannot be recaptured, but thanks to one Lynn Valley candy shop, some of our sweetest sentiments can be tasted again.

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SUGAR & Co.’s Kristina Robeson recently moved her shop full of international and nostalgic candy from Ambleside to a bigger space in Lynn Valley Village, where it has received a warm welcome from local families. She names a few of her holiday favourites.

“We’re a nostalgic and international candy shop,” says Kristina Robeson, the owner of Sugar & Co. Featuring 1,500 candies from all over the world, the shop combines concoctions that would make Willy Wonka proud with treats that might have bubbled up inside your grandmother’s oven. The peppermint proprietor first opened the store in Ambleside, but just as Augustus Gloop was fated for the chocolate river, Sugar & Co. was destined for a bigger store in Lynn Valley. “We just opened in Lynn Valley to a really warm reception,” she says. “It’s much more family oriented and it’s just a great place.” With more than 35 extra square metres to work with, Robeson found room for a selection of jams and marmalades, each made from berries picked in the Fraser Valley. But while the Clayburn Creek jams are local, the store’s flavour is distinctly international. “I worked on a cruise ship for six years and went all over the world. It was only for the travel, but the job wasn’t too bad,” she says. Besides meeting her husband, Robeson says she made contacts with expert candy makers who help her stock the shelves of Sugar & Co.

Besides ice cream, classic candies, sasparilla, and a brand of lemonade that’s been made since the outbreak of the Second World War, the store also carries the perfect gift for a child with a sweet tooth and an appetite for destruction. “We’re the only ones who do smash cake,” Robeson says. Packed with tasty treats sealed in a candycoated shell, the smash cake is an entirely edible cake and piñata. “I give out a hammer with every smash cake,” Robeson says, adding that each cake is unique. The store also customizes goodie bags based on each customer’s budget and party theme, but one of the shop’s biggest attractions is caramel. “So many people have never tried fresh caramel,” Robeson says. Using her grandmother’s recipe, Robeson says she makes a batch of fresh caramel each week. The store also boasts an assortment of delights for the holiday season that are a little more personal than the box of chocolates that wind up under many Christmas trees. For the hockey devotee on your shopping list, Robeson recommends the store’s blend of kettle corn in the Vancouver Canucks colours. “For any Canucks fan it’s a pretty great stocking stuffer,” Robeson says. The classic Christmas gift basket is a nostalgic delight, according to Robeson. “It has all the ribbon candy, and the See Look page 39

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Christmas: make it a games night Break the ice with fun Tessa Holloway

THERE’S lots to look forward to every Christmas — good food, good friends, that new baking cookbook I’ve been asking for (hint hint). But there are also perils. Namely: the family. Don’t get me wrong, I love my family to bits, every last one of them (especially my mother and father, both loyal North Shore News readers, who will certainly be flipping through these pages). But for many, this is the time of year where you see the people you haven’t spoken to all year, and it takes about a week of studying to come up with a list of appropriate conversation topics. And you have to be careful: A harmless-sounding query of “How was the ferry from Victoria?” is a no-go, for instance, and can induce a frothy rage that those blessed with roads that don’t end abruptly in the ocean can’t fully appreciate. Thankfully, my family has devised the ultimate solution: board games. After a few awkward moments, hellos and how-are-yous, everyone descends to the living room to break out the games. What’s more, they make great gifts you can open on the spot. But before we get into my favourite board games — and as an unapologetic nerd, I feel I can speak with some authority on the topic — first, a few rules. Rule number one is to choose a game that involves plenty of talking and mixing, not quiet brooding and strategy. No Risk — you do want your relatives to go home eventually, as in before Christmas 2012 — and we don’t want to think that heavily over Christmas, especially after the turkey’s been served. It should be light, fun, and able to break the ice. It is, after all, winter, so there’s lots of ice to break. Rule number two: take the Christmas spirit to the food bank and the Grinch to the games. A little lighthearted competition is highly encouraged. Nothing gets people excited like the chance to play out old sibling rivalries without getting the property crime division of the local police

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START your holiday games night with crowd pleasers like Cranium and Trivial Pursiuit. detachment involved. Aunt Martha with the lead pipe in the garage usually leaves a lot of clues. You might want to start with games like Cranium and Trivial Pursuit. One of my best family memories comes from the former, when my late granddad Jack, a rather proper British man who was never fond of small talk, was tasked with impersonating Tina Turner. To his credit, I guessed it right. But almost everyone has played these games before, and let’s face it: It’s tiring to try to remember who once warned “Never eat more than you can lift” (Miss Piggy, by the way), especially after you just thoroughly ignored that advice at the dinner table. So try something new. A long-time favourite is Telepath. In this game you choose a partner and both of you write the first things that come to mind when you see a particular word or image, gaining points for whichever you have in common. My brother and I make very bad teammates. The best part of this game, however, is you can include up to 24 people. Kudos as well to Balderdash, which is similarly unpredictable, and forces players to get creative as they are tasked with writing false definitions to real but unusual words that are convincing enough to fool the family. Apples to Apples is another game perfect for the holidays, and won best party game of 2000 by Games Magazine. Players select cards from their hand they

feel are best described by a card played by the judge, but sometimes the match is far from perfect. Players judge which they feel best suits, making the winner completely unpredictable. What does “Risky” make you think of? The YMCA? Cocaine? There is no wrong answer, only answers that don’t win you many points. There’s also a special kids version — and a version for everything else. Up to 10 players. The Game of Things follows a similar track. Cards ask you to write down various “things,” such as “Things that you shouldn’t throw off a building,” and one player has to guess who said what. If nothing else, you might learn how well you know (or don’t know) your family. No word on whether “Things you shouldn’t buy your relatives for Christmas” is one of the available cards. If you feel you really must all get along happily on Christmas (Bah, humbug!), there are some co-operative games where everyone works together. In Pandemic, you’re tasked with saving the world from a set of fast-spreading viruses, while in Red November, you command a crew of drunken, communist gnomes as they stumble around their collapsing nuclear submarine, trying to survive just long enough to be rescued. A new, updated version of that game was just released this year, and you can certainly get good advice of what other options there are at your local board game store.


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FROM Canuck-coloured kettle corn to Wonka chocolate bars, Sugar & Co. has a treat for the sweet tooth on your list.

Look for old favourites From page 38 peppermint pillows. It has all the favourites that you used to have when you were a kid,” she says. For those looking for balance in their sweets, Robeson recommends Peppermint Ice Creams, which combine a soft peppermint centre with a white chocolate shell. “The white chocolate offsets the sharpness of the peppermint. It just goes together so beautifully.” For candy connoisseurs who appreciate handmade ribbon

treats, Robeson recommends Hammond’s mixture of hard candy. “A lot of people will either give it as a gift or they’ll use that mixture on gingerbread houses,” Robeson says. “It does have sort of an old-fashioned feel to it. Hammond’s has been going since the ’20s.” Robeson says she’s also been pointing customers to the Wonka Triple Dazzle Caramel Bar. “They’ve totally revamped they’re Wonka bar collection,” she says. “They’ve improved the quality of the chocolates.”

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Stamp Collection Fundraiser: Bring your stamps from Christmas cards into the receptionist at the North Shore News, 100126 East 15th St., North Vancouver. They are collected for the Eastern Star who raise funds (about $15,000 plus yearly) and donate it to be used to prepare bandages and cancer dressings, etc. Holiday Hi-Light Festival: Park & Tilford will have a display of more than 50,000 lights at the community gardens until Dec. 31 at 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. Donations will be collected at the garden entrance with net proceeds going to the Kiwanis Club. Village Tree Festival: Over 30 decorated trees will be on display until Jan. 2 near the Taphouse at Park Royal Village. The public

Christmas by the Sea — Parade of Trees: The North Vancouver Chamber will host an inaugural display of 30 decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Harvest Project and Hollyburn Family Services — Youth Safe House. Dundarave Festival of Lights: View a forest of decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver and make donations to support Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore shelter. On Saturday evenings there will be free family concerts. Info: Argyle Music Senior Christmas Concert: Argyle secondary will perform an evening of traditional Christmas music Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s Wesley United Church, 1022 Nelson St., Vancouver. Tickets at the door: $10/$5. Guests are requested to bring a non-perishable food donation for the food bank drive. Christmas Family Storytime: Celebrate the season with an evening of Christmas stories and snacks Wednesday, Dec. 14, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver library, 1950 Marine Dr. Free. Register in the youth department. Info: Cinderella: A pantomime version of this classic tale will run Dec. 14-16, 20-23, 27-30, 7:30 p.m. and Dec. 17, 18, 26 and 31, 3 p.m. at Deep Cove Shaw Theatre, 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $14. Info and tickets: 604-929-3200 or Festive Music performed by pianist Jerri Mercer will take place Dec. 14, 7-7:30 p.m., Dec. 20, 11-11:30 a.m. and Dec. 22, 22:30 p.m. in the Main Hall of the West Vancouver library, 1950 Marine Dr. Come and enjoy pastries and hot chocolate. Free. Winter Harp: Harps, medieval instruments, flute, singers and See more page 44

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Canyon Lights are a sparkling sight Manisha Krishnan

RIGHT up there with the magic and joy of Christmas comes an undeniable sense of bombardment.

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THE Capilano Suspension Bridge is lit up in its holiday best.

Work soirees, festivals and visits to Santa can make for a pretty full social calendar. But if you’re looking for a unique family experience this season, check out the Canyon Lights at Capilano Suspension Bridge. There are plenty of old and new favourites at the park this year. Here are a few highlights from my recent visit: ■ Obviously, no visit to Capilano Suspension Bridge is complete without, well, crossing the bridge. And although you’ve probably done a hundred times before, it’s a little different with thousands of sparkling white lights. As a bonus, the bridge offers a great

view of all the other twinkling trees and decorations set up at Cap. ■ Braving the Cliffwalk. Capilano’s latest attraction, the Cliffwalk, is a 213-metre walkway attached to a granite cliff high above the canyon. You can’t see the water especially well at night, but it is still pretty scary (maybe scarier?) to look down from a 91-metre high plank into total darkness. Also,

You can also catch Christmas caroling at the Trading Post Deck at 5:30, 6:30, 7:30 and 8:30 p.m. and glass ornament blowing in the Canyon Lookout. For the little ones, there’s gingerbread cookie decorating and ornament colouring at the Trading Post Deck. For more information on Canyon Lights go to www.

the alternating blue, purple and green lights reflecting off the cliff face are definitely worth a look. ■ Swinging from the treetops. Visitors get a taste of life as a squirrel, walking from fir to fir on the Treetops Adventure. The series of bridges reach up to 30 metres in height and offers a great view of brightly lit reindeer and other holiday characters.

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p.m. as part of its “New Horizons” series at the Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Info: 604922-1035. Carol Ships Parade of Lights 2011: Ships will be in the Deep Cove/Panorama area on the evening of Dec. 17 and Ambleside/Dundarave area on Dec. 18. There will be bonfires and activities at Panorama and Dundarave Parks. Info: www. Christmas Concert for Haiti: Seven groups of youth from the North Shore will perform a musical fundraiser Friday, Dec. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m. at the North Shore Alliance Church, 201 East 23rd St., North Vancouver. All proceeds will go to an education project in Haiti. Tickets: $5, purchase in advance from Christmas Pantomime — Aladdin: A pantomime version of this classic tale will run Dec. 16-18 with Friday shows at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 1 and 3 p.m. at Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Tickets: $10/$5. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or www. Operation Red Nose will


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will take place Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Admission: $33/$28/$10. Tickets: www. or 604-7316618. Mozart and Messiah: Lions Gate Sinfonia Orchestra and North Shore Chorus will perform a holiday program Saturday, Dec. 17, 7:30 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $39/$35/$12. Tickets: 604984-4484 or Pet Pictures with Santa Paws will take place Saturday, Dec. 17 from noon to 2 p.m. at the Whole Foods Market, Park Royal village. Pictures are for a minimum donation of $5. All proceeds will benefit the animals at the West Vancouver SPCA shelter. Pet Pictures with Santa will be available Dec. 17 and 18 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart, 1325 Main St., North Vancouver. Cost is $9.95 with a large portion of the proceeds going to Vancouver Orphan Kitten Rescue Association, to support their work in rescuing stray kitties. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Toast Holiday Traditions with seasonal culinary events at Hart House on Deer Lake, 6664 Deer Lake Ave., Burnaby. Schedule: A seasonal luncheon buffet will run weekdays until Dec. 23 with two hour seatings starting at 11 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Guests can enjoy traditional winter comfort foods. Cost: $38. A traditional Christmas dinner menu will feature a bird with all the trimmings Sunday, Dec. 25, with seatings from 4 to 8:30 p.m. Cost: $62. Kiss the old year goodbye and ring in the new with a New Year’s Eve dinner Saturday, Dec. 31 with early seatings at 5:30 or 6 p.m. and late seatings at 8:30 or 9 p.m. The dinner will feature a three-course menu for early birds and five courses for the later seating. Cost: $62 for the early seating and $82 for the late seating. Reservations are required for all events at 604-298-4278 or www.

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THE first step when reviewing any new restaurant is to do exhaustive background research. (Meaning I Google it, obviously.) When checking out Narrows Nightclub & Pub — the most recent establishment to inhabit the old Maplewood Pub, and not to be confused with The Narrow, Gordon Ramsay’s London gastropub — the search engine directed me to its Facebook page. There, I found the kind of posts that make grownups run for the wine bar: F-bombs here and there, drink specials during “finals week,” and excellent allcapped doozies like this one: “NARROWS X COLLEGE NIGHT X ET CETERA WITH SPECIAL GUEST DJ SOO . . . $4 JAGER BOMB | $5.50 BUD TALL CANS | $6.25 DOUBLE HI-BALLS.” Though it isn’t perhaps the easiest to get to — just a few blocks from where the Seymour River empties into Burrard Inlet —Narrows is in a perfect spot for a nightclub that caters to the college crowd. On its handle of waterside land, it’s surrounded by mini-storage, lumber companies and heavy industry. There are no residential neighbours to irritate with heavy bass and drunken rowdiness late into the night. But did I want to eat there in order to write this column? Not really. I pictured myself squeezed in at a table, shouting to be heard over electronic music, trying to eat pub food (aka: straight-from-thefreezer fishsticks) with heaving bodies dancing on all sides. On the other hand, it seemed like a departure from my usual column fodder, so that’s something. And, there was the infinitesimal chance that it wouldn’t be a

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We settled into a candlelit table near the fireplace, opened our menus, and got our next delightful surprise: “Tax included.” You read that right. The $5.50 pints of Narrows Pale Ale we ordered? Tax included! Nachos at $9? Tax included! The burger at $11, the pizza for $13? Those are the actual dollars you lay down on the table when it’s time to go. “Everyone should do this. They should make it a law,” marvelled Big J. While that

Chefs’ Table Society Book Signing: Join some of Vancouver’s top chefs for an exclusive book signing of Vancouver Cooks2, with wine and canapés Thursday, Dec. 15, from 5 to 7 p.m. at Barbara-Jo’s Books to Cooks, 1740 West Second Ave., Vancouver. The collaborative cookbook has recipes from top chefs and top restaurants across British Columbia. A $10 donation to the Chefs’ Table Society, benefiting B.C. Food Banks, will be deducted from the book price of $40 for a hard cover and $25 for a soft cover. Drop-ins are welcome,

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THE Narrows Burger is a juicy stack of Angus chuck, cheddar, bacon and sautéed mushrooms. crazy teenage scene with lousy food . . . that maybe I would be wrong. As it turned out, I was wrong. I picked a Sunday night to visit, guessing that it was less likely to be jammed with those aforementioned dancers. We arrived to find only one other table occupied by customers, and another handful at the bar. An NFL game played loudly on multiple TVs and one giant screen, but otherwise, it was quiet. There was nothing rowdy, drunken or teenaged about it.

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Lessons about books and covers From page 47 legislation seems unlikely to come to pass, the combination of reasonable prices plus tax already factored in meant Narrows showed early signs as a contender in our roster of go-to watering holes. The list of dishes notched it up another few points — there’s a surprising attention to ingredients and flavour. Yes, there’s fish and chips (what pub worth its salt and malt vinegar wouldn’t serve them?), but there is also a warm beet salad made with goat cheese and roasted walnuts, a Montreal smoked meat sandwich on marble rye, fresh tomato bruschetta, and chicken wings available in, count ’em, seven different sauces: hot, barbecue, sweet chili, honey garlic, teriyaki, salt n’ pepper and chipotle. We decided on our own time-honoured pub tradition: nachos. The Narrows’ version is excellent, though purists might object to all the extras; a heap of crisp, gold-edged tortilla chips scented with cumin and layered with jack cheese, black olives, jalapenos, chopped chipotles (smoked jalapenos) and black beans. We polished them off, right down to the platter below, and licked the homemade salsa from our fingers. The Narrows Burger was a revelation: a perfect ratio of juicy, homemade Angus chuck patty to dense ciabatta bun, stacked with lettuce, tomato, smoked bacon, cheddar and sautéed mushrooms. The juice soon soaked into the bun, down my wrist and all over my yam fries, but I wasn’t complaining. The steak and Guinness pie was another winner, perfect for a cold night, assembled with New York steak and veggies under a flaky pastry crust, on top of garlic mashed potatoes and caramelized onions. It was delicious, among the better pub food I’ve had, and the bill, with two pints of beer and one of Strongbow, added up to just

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NARROWS staff — manager Luke Walsh, Tony Light, Dayna Mortensen and chef Tamir Schlanger — serve up food and fun. $63.50, all in. The lesson I learned, yet again, is to not judge a book by its cover, or a pub by its Facebook page. Though I’m unlikely to sign up for its inaugural Christmas Beer Pong Championships (Dec. 22 if you’re interested), Narrows has something for everyone — from college kids to sports enthusiasts and nacho lovers — so I’ll be back. Narrows Nightclub & Pub is at 1970 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Call 604-988-6655 for information. Or find it on Facebook.

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Wow the hostess with gifts from your kitchen THE Christmas party season is upon us, and I think it’s always a nice gesture to take a little gift for your hostess. Rather than buying a bunch of flowers, why not offer something that you’ve made yourself? These recipes are easy, taste wonderful and from past experience I know that they’re always well received. Package your gifts in attractive containers finished with pretty ribbons and festive tags. Small cellophane bags from a craft store are great to have on hand for the nuts and biscotti.

Tiger Butter This is a delicious peanut butter/chocolate candy. Buy only high quality chocolate (especially the white) because it will melt evenly — white chocolate chips don’t work well. Make sure the top portion of the double boiler doesn’t touch the simmering

Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard water below; you can also use a stainless steel bowl over a saucepan of simmering water to melt chocolate.

In the top of a double boiler over simmering (not boiling) water, heat white chocolate and peanut butter. Stir constantly until they melt together. Spread into prepared pan. Pour the melted semisweet chocolate over top (make s-shape patterns with it rather than one big puddle) and swirl into white chocolate with a knife to create a marble pattern. Chill until firm, then cut into one-inch squares. Store in refrigerator. To give as a gift, place into a decorative tin (dollar stores are a good source for these) lined with parchment paper. Put a square of parchment between layers. Makes 150 pieces.

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Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Place pecans in a medium bowl. Melt butter in a small heavy saucepan; add cumin and cayenne and stir until aromatic, about 15 seconds. Pour over the pecans; add sugar and salt, then stir to coat. Transfer to a rimmed baking sheet. Bake until the nuts are toasted, stirring occasionally, about 20 minutes (watch carefully because they can burn quickly — nuts are done when they smell toasty). Store cooled nuts in an airtight container.

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Lobster, Beef and Chocolate Menu: Fleuri Restaurant chef Michael Deutsch will be serving a menu that includes lobster salad, lobster bisque chowder, beef tenderloin and a chocolate buffet. The menu is available every Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Cost: $65. Info: or 604-642-2900. The Fleuri Restaurant is located in the Sutton Place Hotel, 845 Burrard St., Vancouver.

but reservations are appreciated at com or 604-688-6755. Info: Pinch, Fold and Pucker: Wild Rice Executive Chef Todd Bright will be conducting three new-style dim sum cooking classes Dec. 19, 6 p.m. at the newly opened Wild Rice in New Westminster’s River Market, 810 Quayside Dr. Price is $30 and includes a fourcourse dinner at the conclusion of the evening. Optional wine pairing is an additional $15. Registration required: 778-3970028 or Info: www.wildricevancouver. com.

1 tsp vanilla 2¾ cups all purpose flour 4 tsp cinnamon 1 tsp baking powder ¼ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt ¾ cup toasted slivered almonds 1 egg white 1 Tbsp granulated sugar Line two baking sheets with parchment paper (rimless sheets make it easier to slide biscotti off to slice). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a large bowl beat butter with brown sugar until fluffy. Beat in eggs one at a time; beat in sour cream and vanilla. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, three teaspoons (1 tablespoon) of the cinnamon, baking powder, baking soda and salt; stir into batter in two additions; mix in almonds. Divide dough into thirds and pat each third into a log about ½-inch thick and 15 inches long. Place logs about three inches apart on prepared baking sheets.

Bake for approximately 20 minutes or until golden and just firm to the touch. Let cool on pans on racks for five minutes. Reduce oven heat to 325 degrees. Transfer logs one at a time to a cutting board and using a sharp serrated knife, cut into ½-inch thick slices (I like to slice them on a diagonal). Place the slices upright on baking sheets. Beat the egg white lightly; in a small bowl combine remaining teaspoon of cinnamon with the granulated sugar. Brush the top of each biscotti with egg white and immediately sprinkle with sugar and cinnamon mixture. Return biscotti to 325-degree oven for about 15 minutes or until firm. Let cool completely on baking sheets on wire racks. Store in tins at room temperature (or you can make these ahead of time and freeze them for up to one month in airtight containers). Makes about 50 biscotti.

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Operation Red Nose is a free, designated-driver service which helps to keep our community safe during the holiday season. For the eleventh year, Operation Red Nose on the North Shore is brought to you by the North Shore Rotary Clubs: · Rotary Club of North Vancouver · Rotary Club of North Vancouver Lions Gate · Rotary Club of Bowen Island

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Grads rack up NCAA field hockey awards NORTH Shore field hockey grads made their marks for NCAA Div. 1 teams across the United States this season with several players earning regional all-star and All-American honours.

competitor. When we wrestle she’s just a body on the mat, she’s two legs, two arms. She’s not Carol — if I think ‘I’m wrestling Carol, she’s an Olympic champion’ . . . then I get tight and I get anxious and I’m not thinking about what I’m doing.” If she does end up facing Huynh again with an Olympic berth on the line her plan is to stick to her guns, McKilligan says. “Carol is very tall, she’s lanky and she knows how to use that to her advantage,” she says. “I’m short and I’m strong and I’m pretty fast. . . . I put a lot of pressure on my opponents and I try to make them feel uncomfortable. You know in MMA they have those ‘ground and pound’ fighters? I’m like a ground and pound wrestler. I don’t have super flashy, funky moves. I just kind of get the job done.” McKilligan certainly got the job done at this year’s Hargobind, held last month in Burnaby, where she defeated twotime world junior champion Victoria

Four players earned AllAmerican honours, led by Princeton’s Amanda Bird who earned second-team All-American status while also earning a place on the All-West region first team. Northeastern’s Kaela Barker, Iowa’s Jess Barnett and Wake Forest’s Anna Kozniuk all earned All-American third team while also picking up first-team honours in their respective regions. Other award winners include Cal-Berkeley’s Shannon Elmitt, Stanford’s Alexandra McCawley and Iowa’s Kim Scraper who were all named to the All-West region’s second team and Northeastern’s Lizzie Priest who made the All-Northeast region second team. On top of the regional and All-American honours earned by the players listed above, several North Shore standouts earned awards within their conferences, showing once again the high quality of the players coming out of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club as well as the North Shore’s dominant high school teams. ••• North Vancouver’s Steve Bush and Richard Wooles were both given Petro-Canada Coaching Excellence Awards at the Sport Leadership Awards Gala

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NORTH Van’s Ashley McKilligan takes control of her opponent during a recent match. McKilligan is gunning for a 2012 Olympic berth this weekend but must go through 2008 Olympic gold medalist Carol Huynh to get it.

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THE Canadian Olympic wrestling trials go this weekend in Winnipeg and one North Vancouver pintsized powerhouse will be there looking to take down a legend. Ashley McKilligan is ranked third in the 48 kilogram women’s freestyle division and she’s hoping to move up to No. 1 to earn the country’s one Olympic berth. To get there, however, she’ll likely have to go through Carol Huynh, the division’s top-ranked wrestler who also happens to be the defending Olympic gold medalist, her 2008 win giving her that instant hero status that all Canadian Olympic champions seem to receive. The list of people in awe of Huynh included a young Ashley McKilligan. “I used to watch her Olympic final as a way to pump me up,” she says with a laugh. After graduating from Argyle

McKilligan aims to take down an Olympic champ secondary, McKilligan went to Simon Fraser University where Huynh also trained. “We wrestled once when I was like 18 and she kicked the crap out of me.” McKilligan, however, got better. Coming into this weekend’s trials she holds a trump card that no one else in her division can claim: she’s the only one who has ever beaten Huynh. McKilligan defeated her old training partner at the 2009 Hargobind International tournament in Burnaby. Huynh got her back at last year’s Canadian nationals to take a 2-1 advantage in head-to-head meetings but it was a very close match. McKilligan says the way to beat a hero is to forget that she’s a hero. “I have to think of her as another

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Rockhill a CCAA All-Canadian NORTH Vancouver’s Lana Rockhill was recently named to the CCAA All-Canadian team after her stellar season as captain of the Langara Falcons women’s soccer squad.

Weight up MIKE Cartwright, head coach of the North Shore’s Capilano Weightlifting Club, shows his students how to do it at the B.C. Masters championships held last month at West Vancouver’s CrossFit BC. Cartwright won the event’s best male lifter award and qualified for national and international masters events in 2012. Olympic-style lifting returns to the North Shore this Saturday for the B.C. Senior Championships at West Vancouver’s Gleneagles Community Centre. Visit www. for more information.

Olympic berth on the line From page 54 Anthony from California in an action-packed final and was named outstanding female for the tournament. The championship victory involved a rare last-second throw that got the crowd fired up, gave McKilligan a win in the first period of the final and put her on the road to victory. The move she pulled off is one she picked up from her first coach, North Shore wrestling guru Ian McDonald, back at Balmoral junior secondary. “It’s called a hip toss but it’s a variation that Ian actually taught me,” she says. “I guess I still had it in my back pocket to pull out.” McKilligan and McDonald go back a long way. He recruited her, with the help of her twin brother Adam, to the Balmoral team when the siblings were in Grade 8. “Ian used to hound me down in the halls, in gym class and tell me to come out to wrestling,” Ashley says with a laugh. “I went to practice to kind of appease him . . . I loved it.” He’s not her primary coach anymore — that position has belonged to Todd Hinds of the University of Saskatchewan since McKilligan moved to Saskatoon to train last fall — but McDonald is still offering support and advice

whether she asks for it or not. “I won the (Hargobind) tournament, I wrestled quite well. I came off the mat and Ian had made his way over and he starts bugging me about all the stuff that I did wrong,” she says, laughing again. “He was like, ‘Good match, but. . . .’ And that’s what’s great about Ian. He’s always pushed me to be better.” McKilligan will have to be at her best to beat Huynh, but she’s taking confidence from the fact that past medals are no help when an opponent is bearing down on you. “I try to remember that every match is a new match, your past is not indicative of your future,” she says. “That’s the thing I love about wrestling: anybody can beat anybody on any given day. I have confidence in the fact that I have done everything I can to prepare, so it’s just kind of about laying it all out on the day. Just because (Carol) won an Olympic medal in August of 2008 . . . doesn’t mean that she’s going to beat me on that day. I believe in myself.” Win it all this weekend and she’ll get a chance to become the next Carol Huynh. “That gives me butterflies,” she says as she ponders what it would mean to her to go to the Olympic Games. “It would mean everything.”


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The striker was Langara’s leading scorer and finished third in the Pacwest league with nine goals in 12 games. The third-year general studies student led the young Falcons to a bronze-medal finish at the provincial championships. “This was a really good season,” Rockhill said in a Langara release. “The girls are so great, and I never could have done this without them. The growth the team went through from last year to this year should really be commended, and I hope they know how much I appreciate them all. I couldn’t pick a better team to lead. The other girls on the All-Canadian are incredible, and it was an honour to be a part of it.” Rockhill hit the ground running this season, scoring three goals in the photo submitted first half of the team’s first game. “Lana put the team on her LANA Rockhill shows her skills for the Langara back and really set the tone,” said Falcons in Pacwest play this fall. head coach Ryan Birt. “She’s very deserving of (the award). She’s been with and a tremendous accomplishment for her.” In 2009 Rockhill captained the Handsworth us for three years and has grown in maturity and skill with the team. This year she really Royals as they won the provincial AAA senior excelled both on and off the field. For her to girls high school championship. — Andy Prest be recognized as an All-Canadian is very fitting,


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Pack attack QUIN Buckellew (left) of the North Van Wolf Pack charges to the net in a game earlier this season against Port Moody. North Van’s new PIJHL Junior B team currently sits fourth in the Tom Shaw Conference with a record of 10-10-2-1. The Wolf Pack will host a pair of contests this week at Harry Jerome recreation centre with division-leading Richmond coming to visit Saturday at 7 p.m. and third-place North Delta in town Monday for a 7 p.m. start.

held in Toronto last month. The awards recognize coaches whose athletes have excelled at World Championships, Olympic and Paralympic Games and the Special Olympics World Games. Bush was honoured for his work with waterskier Jaret Llewelyn and Wooles for his coaching of cyclist Tara Whitten. ••• The senior boys soccer team from West Vancouver’s Mulgrave School finished second at the provincial A championships held last month in Kelowna, losing 3-0 to Victoria’s St. Andrew’s in the tournament final. The Titans went 4-0 in pool play to finish at the top of their group and advance to the semifinals. In the semis Mulgrave took on West Point Grey in a thrilling matchup that was deadlocked 1-1 at the end of regulation time. No goals came in overtime so it came down to a shootout with Mulgrave pulling out the win after four rounds of shooters. In the final St. Andrew’s went up 1-0 early and Mulgrave pushed for an equalizer but came away empty, failing to convert

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MULGRAVE’S Nick Durrans (left) gets a leg up during the senior boys A provincials held last month in Kelowna. Mulgrave earned silver at the tournament. their chances while ringing the post four times. Two late goals sealed the deal for St. Andrew’s and left Mulgrave in the silver spot.

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Vannierop, Pieter Justus July 29, 1948 - Dec. 9, 2011 It is with profound sadness that we announce the passing of our muchloved son, brother, husband, father, grandfather and friend in the early hours of December 9, 2011. Pieter was born in Rotterdam, the Netherlands on July 29, 1948. He graduated, married and immigrated to Canada in June 1972. Pieter will be dearly missed by his mother Bep and sister Willy (Henk) in the Netherlands, as well as Crista, his loving wife of 39 years, daughter Karen (Don), and grandsons Leo and Pieter. He leaves behind family, friends and coworkers in the Netherlands, the UK and across Canada. We are grateful for the care and attention given by doctors Kerry Creedon, Paul Klimo, and Paul Sugar, as well as the nurses and volunteers at LGH (W7) and the North Shore Hospice. A Celebration of Life will be held in early January. In lieu of flowers, donations in Pieter's name can be made to the North Shore Hospice through the Lions Gate Hospital Foundation.


August 13th, 1950 – December 7th, 2011 It is great sadness that we announce the sudden passing of our beloved and devoted husband, dad and grandad. He passed away peacefully with his wife and three daughters by his side. He is survived by his wife of 44 years Jane, daughters Nicola (Andrew), Donna (Stuart) and Susannah (David), grandsons Joshua, Nathan, Nicholas, granddaughter Mackenzie and another grandson who will be born in April next year – they all loved their Grandad dearly. His grandchildren will never forget his commitment to their soccer games, ballet classes, and of course the cuddles they shared. John was a true British gentleman—a dedicated Arsenal fan! He had a huge loving heart and will always be greatly admired by his family and friends. He will always be remembered for his kindness, great wit, determination and generosity. He was a man of many principles but would never hesitate to lend a helping hand or a kind word to others. He always kept a promise and when he set his mind to something he always achieved it. John had many accomplishments in his life, more recently as the owner of PWS Water North Shore. Nothing was more important to him than family and for that we will always be grateful. He will leave a huge hole in our hearts, never be forgotten and always missed. Dad was a fighter – and although he passed away quickly from pneumonia after undergoing cancer treatment, it gives us peace knowing dad got his wish, which was not to let the cancer beat him. Dad, we love you and you won! Dad, you are now reunited with your loving mother (your best friend), father, and older brother – a part of your family whom you dedicated yourself to for many years and showered with love. We would like to thank Dr. Findlay and the staff of the LGH ICU for their care and support during the last 24 hours of John’s life. Also, thanks to Dr. John Adair, The doctors and the staff who cared for him during his treatment at the BC Cancer Agency over the past three years. Dad was very appreciative for your kindness and care. In lieu of flowers the family asks that a donation be made to the BC Cancer Foundation re: Prostate Cancer Research. We invite friends and acquaintances to join our family at his service this Saturday, December 17th at 2pm at Highlands United Church. In true British style, a toast to John will follow at the Red Lion Pub in West Vancouver.

LEONARD - Shirley Shirley passed away last Sunday night surrounded by family at the North Shore Hospice in North Vancouver. She was 73 years of age. She is survived by her husband John and her family of four children and four grandchildren. David, the eldest son, lives in Oakville, Ontario with his wife Christine and their two daughters, Victoria and Payton. Second son Tim lives in North Vancouver, as does the rest of the family, daughter Joanne and her two sons Matthew and Nicholas plus third son Douglas and his wife Yvette. Shirley was born in London, Ontario and later moved to Toronto. She worked with Manulife for a number of years and when her parents moved to Vancouver she decided to follow them in 1960 and was transferred here. In September she met John at Jericho Tennis Club and they married the following May. Their family grew up in North Vancouver. She was a wonderful mother and, later, a very loving and enthusiastic grandmother. Also a devout Catholic, Shirley loved working every Saturday morning for Monsignor Gallo at the office of the St. Pius X Church in North Vancouver. When growing up her family had a cottage on Balsam Lake in Southern Ontario, which she loved. Years ago, when a cottage became available at Bridge Lake in the Cariboo, she and John decided it was perfect for the family. In May of this year the whole family gathered there to celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary. It was a superb occasion. Shirley had many friends, mostly keen bridge players and they, like the family, will miss her immensely. A funeral mass is scheduled for Saturday, December 17th at St. Pius X Church, Mt. Seymour Rd., North Vancouver at 11 am. A reception will be held at the Church following the service. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to The North Shore Hospice - 319 East 14th Street, North Vancouver V7L 2N7.

OLSEN - Hazel Aris Dec. 2, 1912 - Dec. 7, 2011 Passed away peacefully at the Kiwanis Care Centre with her family at her side. She will be remembered as the most loving, thoughtful and caring Mother and Granny to all. She will be greatly missed by her family and friends. A Celebration of Life will be held on Saturday, December 17th at 11:00am, Gloria Dei Lutheran Church, 1110 Gladwin Drive, North Vancouver, BC


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Zuehlke, Willard Bruce Oct. 26, 1922 - Dec. 6, 2011 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our beloved husband, father and grandfather, Willard (Bill) Zuehlke. Predeceased by his eldest son Chris and sister Irene, he is lovingly remembered by his wife of 64 years, Marie, son Buzz (Lynn), daughters Maureen (Hal), Deanne (Bob), grandchildren and great grandchildren. Bill was born Oct. 26, 1922 at Mrs. Ellingson's Maternity Home at 18th and Lonsdale. He lived most of his life in North Vancouver, attending Lonsdale Elementary and graduating from North Van High. Bill served in the Navy during World War II aboard the Prince Robert and then worked as a driver for Johnsons Terminals. After retirement, he and Marie moved to Chilliwack and snow-birded for many years in "Bill's Blunder Bus". Bill was never at a loss for words and was happiest when surrounded by family and friends. No service by request. A celebration of life will be held in the summer at the cabin at Cultus Lake. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice.

TRUEMAN - Harry ' Captain Harry ' Jan 21 1927 - Nov 04,2011 Peacefully passed away at his place of residence, Inglewood Care Centre. He will be sadly missed by his Grandson Spencer, former Daughter in Law, Diane and husband Mike as well as Spencer’s sister, Amanda. He will be remembered by his many friends in the travel industry as he was a travel veteran. Harry was past president of SKAL Club 1984 and was awarded trophy for 'travel industry veteran extraordinaire' from 1948 to 1990. Squadron Captain P.J. Harry Trueman also received awards from the BC Squadron Royal Navy Sailing Assoc. from 1979 to 1981. Harry had a passion for the water and lived on his yacht for many years at the Bayshore and Granville Island Marina’s. He had a loyal crew, Mitch and Johnny who accompanied him on charters of any sort including Carol Ships, Birthdays, Fishing Derbies etc. For those wishing to share a memory of Harry please go to No service has been arranged at this time.

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RACEY Thomas St. George Wise Sept. 2, 1917 - Dec 7, 2011 Tom passed peacefully at the North Shore Hospice. Predeceased by his wife Wendy. He will be sadly missed and remembered by his children, Nancy (Ted), Peter, Gail, 5 grandchildren and 4 great grandchildren. Born in Port Arthur, Thunder Bay. He served in 1st Surrey Regiment, RCA. He was a free and accepted Mason for 57 years. He volunteered at St. Mary’s Hospital and an active Cancer Society fund raiser for the Sunshine Coast. He had a great love and appreciation for nature and love of carving. A service will be held on Friday, December 16 at 2pm at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, 1058 Ridgewood Dr, North Vancouver. Donations in lieu of flowers to the BC Cancer Society.

SAUNDERS - Michael William Aug 10,1948 - Dec 3,2011 It is with great sadness we announce Mike’s sudden passing. He will be dearly missed by his wife Linda Knight, son Justin Saunders daughter Jessica Saunders, step sons Jesse and Nathanael Knight, step daughter Emily Knight, granddaughter Sophia and brother Donald Saunders. Mike was born in Montreal and graduated from McGill University as a mechanical engineer. Mike will be sadly missed and fondly remembered by family, friends, colleagues and clients. A celebration of life will be held at the Burrard Yacht Club, December 16th at 12:00pm.

TURNER - Rachel (ne´e Jones) Passed away peacefully on December 7, 2011 just one month shy of her ninety-first birthday. Predeceased by her husband Robert, Rachel will be lovingly remembered by her sisters, Joan and Betty and brother, William; daughter Catherine (Minas), and sons Robert (Debra) and William (Judi); grandchildren Erica (Adrian), Brent (Kim), Adrienne (Greg), Byron, Duncan, Lauren, Evan and Victoria; and great grandchildren Rachel, Micah, Paige and Cole. The family will hold a private memorial service in the newyear. Rachel was born on January 7, 1921 in Swansea (Brynhyfryd), Wales to Jack and Catherine Jones proprietors of the Dillwyn Arms. Jack Jones is known for never taking a drink and purchased the business after tragically losing his brothers in a coal mining accident. Rachel was raised in the business and helped there for many years. Rachel was an elocutionist and competed successfully in the same Welsh Eisteddfodau which prepared Richard Burton for his film career. During World War II Rachel was awarded her registered nurse designation by Lady Mountbatten and served as an operating room nurse in London during the Blitz. In 1944, Rachel married Robert, a naval officer, and one of her patients, at the Dreadnought Seaman’s Hospital. They emigrated to Quebec City in 1957 with their three children. There, Rachel was employed as a store manager for the Canadian Bible Society. The family moved to Vancouver in 1967 where Rachel worked as a nurse at Lions Gate Hospital and then as a legal secretary. Robert and Rachel retired to Dunoon, Scotland and upon Robert’s death, Rachel returned to live with her children in British Columbia. In Rachel’s last years she lived at Evergreen House where Joan was a cherished companion and where the staff served her lovingly and professionally until her passing. WALKER - Charlotte A long time resident of Lynn Valley. Suddenly passed away November 29, 2011. Predeceased by her husband Bill in 2002 and her son Billy in 1995. Survived by her sister Camilla McLachlan. No service by request.

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CENTRAL LOCATION ABBOTFORD 4 level split, 3 BR., 2 ½ baths, double att. garage, large dble. lot fully landscaped with large work/garden shed. Updated throughout incl. oak floor and pot lights in the kitchen, new en suite, new window coverings, new paint inside and out, new roof and completed basement with wet bar plus intercom/ radio system up and down. Great for medium to large family – lots of room to install pool or play area in the backyard. Good neighbors who have lived on this street for years – well looked after properties. $479,000 (this price includes all appliances) and some furniture negotiable. Call for appointment to view 604-855-7033 or cell. 604-807-8441. For sale by owner. No realtors



3BDRM/3.5BTH 18556-64B Ave Surrey, B.C. Clover Valley Stn! Move in ready 2 storey w/bsmt− shows a 10 ! MLS F1126725 for info −super area − Open Sunday Dec11 from 1−3 $489,900 Sherry Misyk Prudential (604) 533−3231


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THE TSAWWASSEN Animal Hospital currently has three female cats for adoption. They are a black medium hair, a black and white short hair and a brown tabby and are all young adults. Two of them need to be homed together as they are inseparable. They are all spayed and up to date on their vaccines. Please contact us for more information. 604-943-9385

LAB X Retriever-14 Weeks 2 black males $250 Call: (604) 794-3295. No Sunday calls please

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Play Fur Paws Dog Daycare CHOC LAB puppies, vet checked, reg parents, ready to go. $550. 1-604-701-1587

ENGLISH BULLDOG puppies Champion breed, high quality, beautiful colours, 604-513-0092

Play Fur Paws dog daycare facility is a brand new, spacious, funfilled indoor and outdoor play area for your beloved canine companions. With its seperate small dog areas, this 11,000 square foot property offers the socialisation, exercise and fun that your dog deserves and needs... (778) 960-7529

LANGLEY 2 BR mobile completely remodelled air conditioning, storage, large decks. Seniors 50+ . $49,500. 604-534-2997


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


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YORKIE ckc reg PB reg. microchip family raised shots RTG dec 20 $1,000.00 (604) 857-0722



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YORKIE/BICHON Will hold for Xmas. Vet checked, non shedding. 3 males, 1 female. $500.00 Call: (604) 466-2833.

Bach from $874 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1630 City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.

1 BR avail. Dec 15, $1200/mo. 740 sqft, DW, NW view, Carpet & Tile. 1 BR avail. Jan 1, $1300/mo. 12th floor, 700 sqft. panoramic city view, extra large balcony, south facing. Studio avail. Jan 1, 600 sqft. $1000/mo. Professionally managed building close to all amenities where you can watch the sunset. No pets. Call 604-983-6920 to view.

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1 BR $940, balc. elevator, drapes hardwood, np, incld hw heat 18/Lonsdale 604-220-6817 1 BR incl heat hw/cable, renod, upper Lonsdale, large, ns np, NOW. $925/$955 604-987-8807 1 BR, large, $900, view, 3rd flr, Avail immed Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558

1 BR, large W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, avail Jan. 1st, refs req’d. 604-960-0452 1 BR. new kitchen/bath, 650sf, central Lonsdale, incl heat/hw 1 yr lease, np, $1030, 604-681-2521 1 BR, upper Lonsdale, incl heat/ hw $850, nr bus/shop, avail Now, no dogs, N/S, 778-996-1263

2 BR 2 bath nr seabus, patio, gas fp, w/d, gym, u/g secure prkg, $1600 ns np Jan 1st 604-984-8261 2 BR 2 baths, new, Vista bldg, hardwood, patio, prkg, wd, ns, np $1950+util Dec 15, 604-926-5929 2 BR Large $1150, Dec. 15th. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

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326 WEST 1st St. 1 br view $835 & up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail immed. 604-983-6916 CAPILANO UNIVERSITY 2 or 3 bdrms, updated, w/d, $1395. Jan 1st. 604-953-0952

BLUERIDGE APTS 1 BR, view, top flr, quiet, hardwood, cat ok, Lonsdale & 23, Dec 15/Jan 1 $850, ns, 604-986-4927 2 BR, 2 bath, brand new, Central, gym, sgl lvl living, modern finishes, top appls. 1000 sf. Walk all ammen, $2400. 604-377-6559

GIVE YOURSELF THE BEST! 1 BR & Den large & bright condo in sought after E. 3rd St & Lonsdale. Water views, newly reno’d, insuite laundry, d/w, prkg & storage, fireplace (furnished optional). $1450. Avail now. Call Julia 778-996-2917 or

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(Family complex ) 2 BR. avail Dec 1/Jan 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628

THE IONA 1370 Clyde Ave Available Jan 1 1BR suites avail. $1450/month. Beautifully renovated units with ocean views, 620sq.ft. hardwood floors, granite counters etc. Quiet building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, no pets. Call 604-922-4724 to View

Bachelor $895 & 1 BR $1095 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

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avail immediately or Jan 1st! starting from $1,050 Seasonal swimming pool & 1 cat ok. Quick commute to Seabus! Concrete bldg, storage, heat & h/water included. Nr all ammens.

604-985-2926 2 BR, large, bright, $1180, Jan 1st, hw flrs, heat, hwtr, storage, N/P, 215 E 12th 604-971-2456

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PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking avail. #2 BR. $1365 # Updated 1 BR. $1040 No pets, 604-988-7379

AMBLESIDE TOWER Studio & 1 BR avail. 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

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PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, ocean views, dw, n/p, n/s avail Dec. 5th. By appt. 604-921-7800 'The Mariner' West Van, Waterfront, has a vacancy! 1 BR, completely reno’d, $1950/mo NS/ NP, Now/Jan 1, 604-921-6652 WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt 1 bdrm $1,025, Studio Apt $895. 604-990-2971 or weekends 778-238-4798.

6522 BAYVIEW APTS 1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail 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

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Furnished Accommodation

1 BR, new designer, 750sf. min 2 mo lease, net, cable, gas fp, dw, wd, avail Immed, near park, British Property, W. Van $1300, 604-926-7044, 604-913-6799 1 BR + small den, main level in Duplex, bright, fully reno’d throughout, new furnished/ equipped, inlc’d wd, hydro & cable, priv. entry, np E. 4th, $1200 604-644-8590 or 604-990-0981 2 TURNKEY EXEC suites, 1 br & 3 br, mins from Cap U spectacular river setting, avail now or Jan 1st, $1,750-$2,150.


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5 BR 3.5 BATH 3 br up, 2 down, inlaw suite, private entry, upper Lonsdale, Princess Park, bright, fenced back yard, ns, avail Jan 1, $3200. 778-885-8561

HIGHLAND DR. 908-7368, 3 BR, 2.5 baths, garage, pet ok, lease $2700.

MODERN 3bdrm/2.5bth in Squamish 1700 sqft 3bdrm + den. Granite counter tops, bamboo floors, 700 sqft of storage. Avaliable immediately. Small Pets OK $1,800 Monthly Call: (604) 815-7012


Shared Accommodation

FURN 1 Bdrm AVAIL NOW!!! Shared 2 bdrm garden suite. Laundry/utilities incl. 5 mins to seabus. $700 (778) 883-2704


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ROOMMATE NEEDED to share 1800 sqft Townhouse in Port Moody, w/d, laminate floors, $550 incls utils, cable & internet, parking, indoor pool, nr SFU & Lougheed Mall. Suits professional working person or student. References Required. Call 778-846-5275

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3 BR 1bath W. VAN furnished, $2200 including utils, ns/np, avail now. 778-839-8305 WEST VAN, 3 bdrm, ocean view, own w/d, pets ok, $2950 & utils, nr Rec Centre, bus, school, Avail Jan/Feb, call 778-279-1221

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2 BR’S Avail. 5 appls, 1.3 bath, variable lse term, NP/NS, Rent Start at $1470. To view call 604-986-0511 NR CAP Mall, for family, 1200sf, 3 br, 2.5 ba, 6appl, np ns, $1775, Jan1, 604-926-8338 778-883-6613

188 EAST ESPLANADE Rare offering of a 3 BR townhome. 2 levels and great views of Vancouver. Flexible possession. Lease and excellent references a must. $2500. Al Dodimead, ACD Realty 604 521-0311 View this & other properties


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2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

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4dr, auto, pwr group, 45, 000kms, remote start, BCAA inspected, St#12023A

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2008 BMW 323i Sedan

White, only 46,705kms, leather, keyless entry, heated seats, sunroof, B11232

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2008 BMW 323i Sedan

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2010 Smart Car

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2011 Kia Soul

2011 Mazda 2

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD, only 13,400 kms, C7498

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2010 Jeep Commander

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2008 BMW 335i Cabriolet

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2006 Hyundai Tucson GLS

Auto, a/c, 58,000kms

AWD, leather, 89,000kms



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2007 VW Rabbit 2.5

2010 Honda Civic DX-G

2007 Honda Odyssey Touring

Sunroof, 38,000kms

A/C, 20,800kms


2011 Ford Fiesta SEL

2010 Nissan Sentra

2009 VW Passat CC Sport

Black, a/c, hatchback, spoiler, keyless entry. Sale Price $15,800

Grey, keyless entry, security, Rockford Fosgate sound/8 speakers Sale Price $13,800

Black, fog lights, keyless entry, a/c, pwr group, leather Sale Price $25,888

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$116 Bi-weekly for 84 mo

$239 Bi-weekly for 60 mo

2008 Honda Civic DX-G

2009 Kia Sedona

2010 Honda Accord EX-L

Sedan, a/c, 85,000kms


Nav, leather, 13,800kms




$110 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

$143 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

$196 Bi-weekly for 84 mo

2009 Honda Civic Coupe DX-G

2008 Mazda RX8 GS

2009 Nissan Rogue SL

A/C, 69,000kms

Rare 6 spd, 48,000kms

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$115 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

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2007 Honda Fit LX

2008 Honda Accord LX

2009 Honda CRV

A/C, 52,000kms

Sedan, a/c, 76,000kms

Nav, leather, 40,000kms




$130 Bi-weekly for 60 mo

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2008 Hyundai Tiburon SE

2010 Honda Civic Sport

2011 Nissan Pathfinder S

Sunroof, 43,000kms

Sunroof, 18,200kms

4x4, 19,600kms




$115 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

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2009 Lexus RX350

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Premium, Nav, 56,000kms

Auto, a/c, pwr group, 25,000kms

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$103 Bi-weekly for 84 mo

$139 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

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2006 VW Jetta TDI

2009 Suzuki Grand Vitara JLX

2010 Honda Odyssey EX-L

Diesel, 122,000kms

Leather, 4x4, 44,000kms

DVD, 51,000kms




$140 Bi-weekly for 60 mo

$168 Bi-weekly for 72 mo

$258 Bi-weekly for 84 mo

2011 Smart For Two

2008 Honda Accord EX

2011 Mercedes Benz C250 4Matic

Nav, only 1,000kms

Sunroof, Nav, 23,700kms

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2011 Hyundai Sonata GL

2010 Nissan Versa S

2008 Honda Civic LX

White, auto, keyless remote, anti theft, CD, a/c. Sale Price $17,995

Grey, great fuel economy, a/c, pwr group Sale Price $11,995

White, only 44,000kms, keyless entry, spoiler Sale Price $13,800

2011 Kia Soul

2010 Suzuki SX4

2008 Kia Rondo EX

Grey, keyless entry, sunroof, a/c, CD, pwr group, leather Sale Price $17,800

Black, 4dr, keyless entry, a/c, CD, pwr group Sale Price $11,995

Black, keyless entry, a/c, pwr group, leather, CD, 7 pass Sale Price $15,500

2011 Hyundai Santa Fe

2010 Toyota Corolla LE

2008 Mercedes Benz C230

Brown, V6, AWD, tinted windows, keyless entry, auto Sale Price $25,800

Silver, only 8,000kms, CD, auto, pwr seats Sale Price $16,995

Silver, alloys, keyless entry, sunroof, a/c, pwr group Sale Price $24,995

2011 Kia Sorento LX

2010 Toyota Matrix

2008 Nissan Versa SL

AWD, fog lights, keyless entry, a/c, CD, pwr group Sale Price $24,800

White, a/c, CD, auto, pwr group Sale Price $13,880

Blue, only 41,000kms, keyless entry, a/c, CD, bucket seats Sale Price $11,588

2011 Mitsubishi Outlander LS

2010 Toyota Yaris

2007 Nissan Altima 3.5 SL

Grey, V6, 4x4, only 34,000kms, 7 pass Sale Price $24,995

Grey, a/c, pwr group, a/c, hatchback, keyless entry Sale Price $11,995

Gold, fog lights, a/c, CD, pwr group, security, manual Sale Price $12,995

2011 Mitsubishi RVR GT

2010 Honda Odyssey

2007 Dodge Ram 1500

Red, 4x4, alloys, fog lights, panorama roof, a/c, cruise Sale Price $26,800

Gold, only 7,000kms, keyless entry, a/c, cruise, CD, pwr group Sale Price $26,888

Black, quad cab, 4x4, 5.7L Hemi, auto Sale Price $19,800

2011 Mitsubishi RVR SE

2009 Kia Sedona LX

2006 Hyundai Sonata GLS

Blue, 4x4, fog lights, keyless entry, a/c, cruise, Bluetooth Sale Price $21,800

Red, only 16,000kms, keyless entry, a/c, cruise, CD, pwr group Sale Price $16,995

Grey, 4dr, keyless entry, sunroof, a/c, pwr group leather Sale Price $9,995

2010 Mitsubishi Outlander ES

2009 VW Routan Comfortline

2006 VW Golf GLS

Grey, 4x4, keyless entry, spoiler, a/c, pwr group, leather, CD Sale Price $23,500

Blue, keyless entry, a/c, pwr group,pwr sliding doors Sale Price $15,995

Black, 4dr, keyless entry, spoiler, sunroof, cruise, pwr group Sale Price $10,888

2010 Honda Civic

2009 Honda Fit

2006 Kia Sportage LX

Grey, only 17,000kms, keyless entry, a/c, CD, Sale Price $15,995 pwr group

Black, security, a/c, manual, pwr group Sale Price $12,588

Grey, V6, AWD, keyless entry, a/c, pwr group, tinted glass Sale Price $15,995

2011 Suzuki Grand Vitara

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer ES

2005 Pontiac Vibe

Pwr group, 4x4, a/c, like new Sale Price $19,995

Red, CD, security, auto, alloys, pwr group Sale Price $13,800

Blue, 4dr, fog lights, a/c, CD, auto Sale Price $7,995

2010 Kia Rio

2009 Mitsubishi Lancer GTS

2005 Toyota Echo

Grey, CD, auto, security, pwr group, a/c Sale Price $11,995

Silver, fog lights, keyless entry, spoiler, a/c, pwr group Sale Price $16,995

White, only 83,000kms, 4dr, auto Sale Price $6,995


816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331

725 Marine Drive North Vancouver 604-983-2378 • Toll Free 866-983-2377



Sports & Imports

Central Auto 4x4 / AWD SALE ALL VEHICLES ARE: • Local BC & Reconditioned to Central Autos Standards

North Shores Best 2007 BMW X3 AWD, only 37,000kms, 3.0i, sport, moon roof, alloys, BMW serviced, very clean. SALE PRICE $26,200 2007 Infiniti G35x AWD, only L Gmoon 59,000kms, sporty EAsedan, N IFactory roof, leather,Dalloys, D N E PRICE $21,350 WarrantyPSALE 2006 Volvo S60 2.5T AWD, only 68,000kms, leather, moon roof, alloys, Volvo serviced, excellent cond. SALE PRICE $18,900 2007 Jaguar X Type 3.0 AWD, leather, moon roof, alloys, 1 owner, dealer serviced, only 69,500kms, very nice SALE PRICE $21,800 2004 Mercedes Benz ML350 4matic AWD, only 89,000kms, moon roof, alloys, leather, very clean SALE PRICE $19,700 2002 Audi TT-S Line Quattro AWD, 6 speed, leather, alloys, only 97,000k, exceptional cond. SALE PRICE $16,600 2005 Mercedes Benz C240 4matic AWD, only 34,000kms, moon roof, auto, Xenon headlights, immaculate SALE PRICE $17,900 2004 Mercedes Benz C320 4matic AWD, sport sedan, moon roof, alloys, very well serviced, 120,000kms, exceptional cond. SALE PRICE $13,200 2003 Jaguar XType 2.5 AWD, only 65,000kms, auto, moon roof, very clean. SALE PRICE $13,500 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 110,000kms. 2001 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 94,000kms. 2000 Mercedes Benz ML320 4matic AWD, 93,000kms, moon roof, alloys, very nice cond,. Your Choice SALE PRICE $11,200 2000 Toyota 4Runner SR5 AWD, moon roof, alloys, auto, only 130,000kms, timing belt & water pump replaced, a must see. SALE PRICE $12,800 2000 Jeep TJ AWD, 4cyl, 5speed, alloys, hard & soft top, great shape. SALE PRICE $7,250 1998 Audi A4 1.8 Quattro AWD, only 97,000kms, auto, moon roof, alloys, extra clean. SALE PRICE $8,250 1999 Mercedes Benz ML 320, local, well serviced, immaculate. SALE PRICE $8,850 1999 Mercedes Benz 320 4Matic, AWD, auto, moonroof, MB serviced, 147,000kms, extra clean. SALE PRICE $7,850


For more information call

604.984.7714 Serving the North Shore for over 36 years







$18/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477

Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at 778-229-9480

'KULAGA' European Cleaning Service Reliable & quality service. 604-618-3424 or 604-971-2574

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

MAUREEN’S MAID SERVICE 1 time/reg/move outs $25/hr. 2 hr min. incl all supplies. 604-681-1337

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

WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN (#15232) Reas. rates. Small jobs ok 604-985-6654, 604-377-2200



MORRISON CONCRETE Design, excavate, form & place all concrete. 604-988-2840



BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816

DRAIN TILES & WATER LINES Without Digging a Trench 604-985-4000 DRAINAGE, SEWER & WATER video inspections & jack hammer Call Tobias 604.782.4322

LIONS GATE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-973-0290





# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates.



Affordable Fencing & Decking Quality workmanship for 25 yrs. on the N. Shore, 604-929-6669



COASTAL STONE MASONRY Fireplaces & retaining walls. 778-887-0020

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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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

To advertise call


AUTOMOTIVE Capilano Volkswagen

1151 Marine Drive, North Van • 604.985.0694

FACT: The BEST DEALS are always in December!! We are celebrating the Holiday Season by offering OUR LOWEST PRICES EVER on Certified Pure Pre-Owned Volkswagens!!

2009 NISSAN Versa SL, 1 owner, 43,500 kms, gray, loaded, 4 dr h/b $11,995. 604-987-5243

All are backed by the 2yr/40,000kms VW Warranty, and all are eligible for financing from just 0.9% for 24 months!




2006 LINCOLN Signature Series, MINT, 57k kms, loaded. $18,000. 604-535-8101 or 778-552-7388


Scrap Car Removal

We will pay up to $400 of your first payment on select 2007 & 2008 models!! All Certified Pure Volkswagens sold in December come with a set of VW All Season Mats!! With every purchase, comes a chance to win an extra $600 credit towards accessories, maintenance, parts, snow tires…you choose!

Check our webside for our famous ‘Green Tag’ Deals for the lowest pricing on Golf Citys, Jetta Citys, Rabbits and MkV Jettas… EXAMPLES

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


2007 Golf City 2008 Rabbit 2007 Jetta MkV

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

604-984-4147 A CLEAR CHOICE WINDOW CLEANING! Gutters, Insured. Cell 604-328-0865 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

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Odd Job Services Home & Garden Rain or Shine Indoor/Outdoor Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Do All Services. Michael 778-868-5079

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

was $14,995 NOW $12,995 was $19,995 NOW $17,995 was $17,995 NOW $14,595

Don’t Miss Out! DECEMBER ‘Tis the season for unbeatable Deals



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


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





DELBROOK 604-729-6695

Moving & Storage



LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956



SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance



Renovations & Home Improvement

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

SNOW REMOVAL •Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK


Painting/ Wallpaper


PAINT CO. Christmas We do Flooring & Special Interior Finishing Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB

604-723-8434 GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $108. 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 ALL-WAYS PAINTING Residential, Commercial, Interiors. Winter Specials. Call now 604-985-0402 Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205 HOUSE PAINTERS QUALITY COMMERCIAL WORK SPECIAL PRICES 604-985-0402 QUALITY painting & wallpapering. Experienced & professional, Call Arlene at 604-910-3270. TRITON PAINTING. Large or small jobs. Quality guar. Est 1994 Int/ ext, Res/comm Mike, 604-366-4270




Lawn Maintenance, General Clean-Up, Tree Service, Trimming, Pruning. Free Est.

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

A.All Area Gardening Service • New Lawns • Maintenance • Pruning • Trimming • Topping • General Clean up Binder:

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

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BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 PCM Construction & Maintenance Water Ingress/Mould? Home Inspection, Repair Estimates, Full-scale Remediation Call 604-294-6700 CHS INC. Custom Home Specialists. New builds, renos 604-990-1434 NEW HOME CONSTRUCTION. Additions & renos. Quality work. 25+ years exp. 604-936-0404 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384 STRAIGHT EDGE VENTURES Leaky Homes & Condos Int/Ext Water damage etc. Repairs. 35 yrs N. Shore Co. 604-763-6423 Supreme 1 Home Renovations Quality reno’s done right. Kitchens/ baths, tiles/hardwood, additions, bsmt stes. Carlo 604-818-5919




604-973-0290 Don’t Miss This One! FREE LIFETIMEOFF WARRANTY 15% (if bookedPLUS before Feb. 15/10)


604-929-7133 Flat Roofing Roofing • •Flat • Cedar Shingles Shakes • Asphalt • Asphalt Shingles • Roof Maintenance • Roof Maintenance

604-973-0290 604-929-7133 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

“We Keep you Dry”

Don’t get caught by the rain! We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’


25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty



- Home Inspection - Repair Estimates - Full-scale Remediation


310-JIMS (5467)



Best West Moving fast, 7 days/ week, short notice moves, great mid-month rates. 604-319-1010


604-889-6409 10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 # 3 Licensed Plumbers # 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617


Rubbish Removal


Dirt Fill, Concrete, Asphalt Brush, Demo, Const. Waste Top Soil, Sand, Gravel, Dumpsites and more.




Seniors Discount

Pianos Flat Rate Clean Trucks/Blankets Free Shrink Wrap Discounts

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

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

1 to 3 Men

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac


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

Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644

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



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

Home Services

NORTH SHORE Home Services Windows, gutters, power washing 604-988-5294





CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101



COASTAL STONE MASONRY Fireplaces & retaining walls. 778-887-0020



Open Mon-Sat 9:30am-5:30pm

843 West 1st St. N.Van


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

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604-984-9004 604-984-6560

All Season Roofing Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available



BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast # inexpensive # reliable. DISPOSAL BIN RENTALS 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211 DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079


Snow Removal

PLOWING as low as $50

778-229-9480 SNOW BIZ Plows, bobcats, salting, shoveling, Professional service, insured, 24/7. Servicing the Lower Mainland!

604-831-9265 Residential/Commercial


Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

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



Quality Home Improvements Install tiles, marble, granite, mosiac & stone. Guar. 604-725-8925


Tree Services


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

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

A-1 TRI CRAFT TREE SERVICES (EST. 1986) A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988 #AAA# TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500 A.ALL AREA TREE SERVICE Topping, pruning & stump grinding. 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526


Window Cleaning

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

Tried & True Since 1902

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