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WEST Vancouver gangster Omid Bayani can look forward to seven years in a federal jail if he makes a public reappearance.

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WEST Vancouver police Const. Pat Wright and Joffery Koeman, director of sales and marketing for Cypress Mountain, remind skiers and snowboarders that their sports equipment should be properly locked up to prevent theft.

But so far it’s unknown whether the UN gang member is on the lam from the law, or has met with a more sinister fate at the hands of gang rivals. Bayani, 36, disappeared in September, just two days before he was to be sentenced in Ontario for trafficking a massive quantity of the date-rape drug GHB. The judge in the case described it as “the largest seizure of GHB in Canadian history.” At the time Bayani went missing, police said he appeared to be headed to one of the North Shore gyms he frequented when he left his West Vancouver home that afternoon. He hasn’t been seen since. If he does show up, however, there will be a spot in a federal jail cell waiting for him, after an Ontario superior court justice sentenced him in absentia to spend seven years in jail for his crimes — an eight-year sentence reduced by one year for time already spent in custody. According to facts set out in court documents, in late 2005, Bayani sold 600 litres of GHB to Mehrdad Bahman, a prospective member of the Toronto chapter of Hell’s Angels. But before any money changed hands, See Police page 5

Lost skier starts Christmas Day search James Weldon

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NORTH Shore rescuers had a much whiter Christmas than they had been hoping for this week when they were called out Dec. 25 to pluck a skier from a snowstorm on Mount Seymour.

The volunteers were called away from family and friends at about 3 p.m. when the North Vancouver resort alerted them to a backcountry skier in distress. The 46-year-old had apparently set out from the ski area earlier in the day to explore the ungroomed trails on the back of the mountain.

Rescue volunteers leave family to find man lost on Mount Seymour

The weather had quickly worsened, however, and as the wind picked up and snow began to fall heavily, the man lost his way, wandering north from his planned route. After two hours lost, the victim phoned for help. A friend passed the call on to Seymour, who alerted North Shore Rescue. The volunteers dispatched a three-member team on skis to track the lost man down. They found him disoriented but in good condition some distance from the marked track near the

mountain’s first peak. The rescuers led him back to safety and wrapped up the call by about 6 p.m. “We wanted to get home for dinner,” said team leader Tim Jones, laughing. “There was a high motivation to get this call done quickly.” The incident should serve as a reminder to outdoor enthusiasts to prepare carefully before entering the backcountry, he said. While the victim in this case was well equipped — with a cellphone, importantly — he had apparently disregarded weather forecasts and had set out without a map, compass or See Proper page 5

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NEWS QUIZ 2011

What do you remember from 2011? Answers are on page 11. (The January to June half of this quiz ran Dec. 25. )

JULY 1) A 64-year-old North Vancouver man launched a lawsuit on June 28 against three levels of government after he spent 26 years doing something he didn’t want to do. What was it? (July 1) 2) After one successful break-in and one attempted break-in by the same intruder in the space of a week, the owner of a home near Cleveland Dam asked the authorities to make a special effort to track down the culprit. She did not want to press charges, however. Why? (July 3) 3) What $3,200 fruit product did thieves take from a West Vancouver store July 3? (July 6) 4) What goal was pushed back in July for B.C. municipalities? The target was originally set in a bid to save the world. (July 13) 5) With clean water and no real threat from fishers or predators, what has been killing as many as 90 per cent of the juvenile steelhead trout heading down the Capilano River for the past half century? (July 15) 6) In what famous medieval game was Carson Graham graduate Loren Laceste slated to represent Canada at the world tournament in Brazil in November? It requires little physical strength. (July 20) 7) A $40-million, 28,000square-foot British Properties luxury home made headlines this summer as the most expensive residential listing in Canada. Why could no prospective buyers, no matter how serious, take a tour of it in person? (July 22) 8) What popular beverage did

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WHO does this man work for that he was allowed to take the Stanley Cup to the top of Grouse Mountain? (Aug. 17) The Boston Bruins. He is winger Milan Lucic, a former Vancouver Giant. District of North Vancouver council, after some debate, vote not to ban from municipal buildings July 11? (July 22) 9) A new bylaw requires District of North Vancouver homeowners to pay a $500 fee if they want a certain type of object permanently removed from their property, even if they remove it themselves. What is it? (July 24)

10) What were a group of 25 volunteers with the Surfrider Foundation hunting for on Mount Seymour’s ski runs in early July following the summer snow melt, which neither they nor the mountain wanted? (July 27) 11) What did Northlands Golf Course, certain North Shore restaurants and some clothing stores blame for a marked downturn in business this summer? It was entirely unrelated to the recession. (July 29) 12) Two people from North Vancouver were singled out by police in late July for allegedly taking part in a brief but dramatic crime spree, much of which had been broadcast on live television. What had they allegedly done? (July 29)

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A propeller was stolen from near the Troller Pub in Horseshoe Bay Aug. 12. To whom did it once belong that lends the prop historic value? He used it to transport contraband that’s no longer illegal. (Aug. 17) Al Capone

argument in provincial court Aug. 5 relating to a deadly attack that took place on one of their properties on Boxing Day 2010. Whose life was at stake in the case? (Aug. 10) 16) What historical object was discovered in West Vancouver Aug. 9, possibly 90 years or more after it had been put there, triggering a massive police response? (Aug. 12) 17) North Vancouver’s Thrifty Foods reintroduced a free — or nearly free — petroleum product this past summer that it had not offered in its store for two years. What was it? (Aug. 21)

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18) What popular Dickinson Crescent fixture did a nearby mansion owner try to get removed over the summer, arguing it was driving buyers away from his $6.5-million home? (Aug. 24)

13) Shipments of what product rose by 37 per cent in North Vancouver’s Neptune Terminals in the first half of 2011, thanks in large part to a global food shortage? It’s not edible. (Aug. 5)

19) What is likely to threaten North Vancouver’s Maplewood mud flats in coming decades, according to a report released in August by the province? It’s not made by humans, but it’s caused by them. (Aug. 26)

14) What large historical artifact drew protesters Aug. 5 when it arrived in North Vancouver? (Aug. 10)

20) According to numbers released in August, West Vancouver voters were 65 per cent in favour of keeping what aspect of B.C. law, markedly bucking the provincial trend? (Aug. 28)

15) Two North Vancouver women entered life-and-death

21) An American man, his wife and a small group of children stopped by Dundarave’s Beach Tea Hut Aug. 24. They only ordered ice cream, created no disturbance and paid as required. Why did the incident make the news? (Aug. 28) 22) What non-man-made item did North Vancouver RCMP Cpl. Sue Tupper get out of a McFlurry cup on a road in the Lower Lynn area Aug. 26, putting herself at risk of — not deadly, but certainly disgusting — consequences? (Aug. 28)

SEPTEMBER 23) A 21-year-old Surrey man ran up a $38 tab at Browns Social House on Lonsdale Avenue Aug. 26, only to discover he had no cash on him. He alerted staff, went to the gas station next door to get money, and returned a short time later to quietly settle his bill. Why did police arrest him? (Sept. 2) 24) Police warned West Vancouver residents in September to ignore a scam letter that was circulating at the time demanding they pay the sender a $3,000 fee or have a crime they had supposedly committed exposed. What nonviolent crime was the con artist accusing recipients of? It can be committed in one’s own home. (Sept. 14)

25) What did construction workers find in the roof of Carson Graham secondary in early September, which they believed might have been there for as much as a month? It had been getting smaller throughout that period, but was later restored to its original condition. (Sept. 16) 26) What object, worth tens of thousands of dollars, did the District of North Vancouver order destroyed Sept. 12 over the owner’s objections? It was not considered a threat to safety. (Sept. 16) 27) What electric-powered icon did City of North Vancouver Coun. Bob Fearnley say in September he wanted to see come back to the community after a 64-year absence? (Sept. 21) 28) What decades-old ceramic object broke in Lynn Valley Sept. 23, drawing police officers and firefighters and likely costing insurers tens of thousands of dollars? (Sept. 23) 29) The MCP Altona was anchored off Deep Cove for much of 2011 while the owners settled a legal dispute over the cost of a mishap that took place on board at the end of 2010. What metal was involved in that spill that caused concern among See more page 9


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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - North Shore News - A5

RCMP release photo Proper equipment of suspected robber required

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On Dec. 19, police published a photo of the alleged culprit taken from the vehicle’s security camera. NORTH Vancouver “Attempted robbery Mounties have with a weapon is a very circulated a photo of serious criminal offence; a man they say tried the suspect needs to be to rob a taxi driver at identified,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the knifepoint. North Vancouver RCMP. “Fortunately, the taxi driver The cabbie picked the was not injured nor (did he suspect up on Westview Drive photo supplied lose) any money.” at about 3:15 a.m. Oct. 15, The suspect is Caucasian, 20 according to investigators. CAN you identify this man After travelling just a few wantedinconnectionwith to 25 years old, approximately blocks, the man allegedly an attempted robbery of six feet tall with a slim build and short brown hair, according to pulled a knife and demanded a taxi driver? investigators. that the victim hand over his Anyone who recognizes him is asked to cash. When the driver instead jumped out of the car, the man fled. He was last seen running contact the North Vancouver detachment at 604-985-1311. south from Westview on Larson Road.

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restaurant to hammer out a deal to repay the debt. According to the informant, they agreed Bahman would pay Bayani $80,000. In handing out the sentence, Justice Robert Clark said the amount underscores that “the potential profit of this illicit activity is enormous.” Clark added Bayani, who was born in Iran and is not a Canadian citizen, had shown no remorse for his actions. A co-accused in the case, Hells Angels

member Vincenzo “Jimmy” Sansalone, was sentenced to six years for his role in the case, which included setting up the Vancouver meeting between Bahman and Bayani. Bayani’s lawyer, Joseph Bloomenfeld, told the judge when Bayani didn’t show up to his sentencing hearing that his client may have met with foul play. But the judge said since he had no evidence of that, he would have to assume that Bayani had simply absconded.

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RITISH Columbia’s justice system is in crisis. This year, we saw serious cases delayed or thrown out because of a lack of judges to hear them or sheriffs to keep the courtroom safe. The Liberals have also gutted the legal aid system; a penny-wise, poundfoolish policy that denies skilled counsel to those in need and bogs down an already groaning system in the process. With this in mind, it’s astonishing that the courts are the only branch of our provincial government that has any interest in Derek Delaurier, a 41year-old North Vancouver man whose mental disability has contributed to him committing more than 60 minor, non-violent crimes. Lacking any other options, a clearly frustrated North Vancouver judge

recently tossed Delaurier back on the streets, even though everyone in the room knew it’s only a matter of time before he finds his way back into a police car, a jail cell, and in front of yet another judge with the same futile sentencing choices. Consider the tax dollars spent on arresting, processing, prosecuting and imprisoning someone more than 60 times. Surely that sum would pay for a least some measure of help for this man, who is clearly more victim than villain. Yet Premier Christy Clark’s priority for our courts is not to find more judges, or sheriffs, or to fund legal aid, or to find a better way to handle cases like Delaurier’s, but to stage televised showtrials of accused rioters — yet another waste of scarce court resources.

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Traffic calming not safe

Dear Editor: I concur with letter writer Brad Braun in questioning and expressing concern about the traffic calming measures that have been introduced on the North Shore (Density+Traffic+Calming=Catatonia, North Shore News, Dec. 14). Some of these are not just ineffective but counter-productive. One example is the roundabout. They are less effective than stop signs and because many drivers are not sure how to proceed through them, they increase the risk of accidents. They can also be quite confusing, like the one at Garden Avenue/Hope Road where there is both a roundabout and stop signs! Another example of a potentially dangerous practice

is the installation of protruding “islands” at road junctions and crossings. These are obstructions which hamper traffic flow and put road users at risk. The first priority of road planning should be safety, and a key component in this is visibility. More and better lighting is required, especially at vulnerable spots such as pedestrian crossings. Pavement sections that stick out should be marked with fluorescent paint. Finally, road dividing lines should be better illuminated, using cats’ eyes as a matter of rule, rather than an exception. Fred Bruhn North Vancouver

Burrard Inlet tanker traffic is safe Dear Editor: The front page North Shore News story of Dec. 11 notes that eight mayors have signed a letter to the National Energy Board seeking public consultation on future pipeline plans to Kinder Morgan’s oil exporting facility in Burnaby. I certainly agree with such public consultation. However, the implication in the North Shore News story that tanker

traffic in Burrard Inlet is unsafe is incorrect. To protect against oil spills, all tankers are double-hulled, they follow a strictly prescribed route only during daylight hours through Burrard Inlet with a pilot on board and shadowed all the way by one or more tugs. Our Burrard Inlet maritime industries are crucial to the local and Canadian economy and employ

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thousands of people in good paying jobs delivering the products we all use in our everyday lives, and to customers in other countries. More concern should be applied to the risk of tanker trucks plying our streets to deliver gasoline and diesel to filling stations for the cars we all drive, instead of worrying about the tanker ships in Burrard Inlet. Doug Ausman North Vancouver

To hell with my carbon footprint Dear Editor: On Dec. 11, my wife and I decided to visit family on Bowen Island. A decision to be made was: Do we drive to Horseshoe Bay, park and take the ferry, or do we park in West Vancouver, take transit to Horseshoe Bay and then the ferry? Cost for parking in Horseshoe Bay versus four $2.50 tickets was about the same, however taking transit we would reduce our carbon footprint. After our experience with transit, I say to hell with carbon footprint and to hell with TransLink. If TransLink was a private corporation they would be out of business. Here is the sequence of events and how our outing unfolded. 1. Make sure we arrive well ahead of time at the bus stop so we do not miss the 257 express bus to Horseshoe Bay. We were taking the 11:20 a.m. in order to make it onto the noon ferry. 2. Bus arrives and stops at West Vancouver stop, we get on and pay our fare ($5) and find a seat. Time around 11:10 a.m. 3. 11:20 a.m. another bus which is totally full stops behind us and 20 or more people exit the bus behind us and join our express bus stating that why should they stand on the bus behind us when they can sit comfortably on our bus. 4. 11:25 a.m. driver gets on our bus and commands us all to get off this bus and get onto the full bus that has pulled in behind us. Well, guess what? This bus is so full that even if you pushed the people inside there would not be a place for my wife and I to stand. 5. Bus driver instructs us and a few other people to wait for the next bus. I tell him that we will miss our ferry and his response is “Too bad, there is nothing I can do.” 6. I request a refund for my $5 fare as we had now decided we would drive to Horseshoe Bay. Driver’s answer is “We do not do that,” meaning TransLink drivers do not give refunds. No mention of how we may proceed to get a refund, nothing, just closes the door and drives away. So, next time you need to take transit in West Vancouver, I suggest you give my experience a thought. I will never take transit again unless I have no other alternative. To hell with my carbon footprint. Gerald Cassel North Vancouver

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Wednesday, December 28, 2011 - North Shore News - A7

Let’s get school lands planning in open

“BE IT RESOLVED that city council invite the North Vancouver school board, the District of North Vancouver council, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission and the North Shore Board of Health along with their respective staff to a meeting in early January 2012 to discuss the 12 identified properties that are surplus to the school district’s needs.” Coun. Rod Clark, Dec. 12, 2011

THE motion tabled by North Vancouver City Coun. Rod Clark seemed innocuous enough; business as usual for the re-elected and newly elected members of council. Alas, it was not to be. The first pounce jumped on Clark’s use of the outdated term Board of Health — a board he served on and off for almost 10 years — instead of Vancouver Coastal Health. The important stuff out of the way, and after taking pains to affirm its belief in co-operation, council decided the time for inclusion was not yet ripe. In particular, that applied to the inclusion of District of North Vancouver council and the public. Up the drawbridge! After all, went the rationale, the former would

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Elizabeth James have little interest in the four city-based parcels — the largest of which is the 13-acre Lucas Centre site — and the latter wouldn’t understand all the issues until later in the process. Instead, council booted the issue over to staff for a report on their discussions with the school board. The Dec. 12 discussion did, however, give former North Vancouver school district trustee and new councillor Linda Buchanan an opportunity to provide a useful background to school lands issues and alert council to the school board’s website. But if Buchanan believes Clark’s motion would have been redundant had he seen the website, it would not. But here I must jog down a side road: Has something gone awry at North Vancouver city hall? When the testiness around

the council table escalated in early November, it could have been written off as end-ofterm fatigue or pre-campaign jousting for re-election. Yet if the campaign was the cause, the often bitter outbursts would surely have died down by now; they haven’t. Indeed meetings of both the former and newly elected councils suggest that the shameful 78.8 per cent of voters who couldn’t be bothered to cast a ballot in the city may live to regret their apathy. One of the worse-kept secrets of the November election was that after months of jockeying behind the scenes, an aggressive campaign aimed at electing Mayor Darrell Mussatto’s preferences for a reliable 4:3 majority fell short. Score one for democracy. Citizens are not well served when four or more members of a seven-person council form a clique that consistently votes as a group. In fact, given the nature of slates, Clark’s idea of nominating a slate of

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“independents” to counteract council group-think is not likely to improve the situation. Whether union, developer or sports-oriented in origin, when less than 25 per cent of voters cast a ballot in small communities such as ours, it is too easy for lobby-groups to muster votes enough to distort election results. But the Dec. 12 meeting did more than hint that this term of council may not be a smooth ride for Mussatto. It also highlighted North Shorewide concerns that beg the question: Who really decides the outcome of local council discussions? Is it regional districts and boards; Port Metro; the province — or all of the above? Co-ordination of services is laudable; but when

decisions are imposed by extra-municipal entities, local democracy disappears and municipal budgets are driven against the wall. Most insidious of all, is that the ill-disguised purpose of Crown corporations and regional agencies — including health and school districts — is to march to Victoria’s drum and to shield that government from the people. So let’s retrace our steps to the point at which Buchanan gave us an important clue as to the process underway at the North Vancouver school district. Apparently, the board has discussed its plans with education minister George Abbott, who not only said there is no provincial moratorium on the sale of school district lands, but is

“encouraging the board to move forward with its plans for certain properties. . . .” As Coun. Pam Bookham said, “. . . (that) does not surprise me in the least, given what we hear about the state of our provincial finances.” What residents need now are some straight answers. Who initiated those discussions? How mature are board plans for the Lucas Centre? And what does city staff know that has not yet been relayed to council? Because, as Clark made plain from the outset, the municipality has jurisdiction over zoning and land use; and, “First and foremost, the public has a right to know what plans are afoot.” That means before, not after, the fact. rimco@shaw.ca

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NEWS QUIZ 2011 From page 3 some residents? It’s extremely expensive, but few people would want to own it. (Sept. 25) 30) Franklin Lobos spoke to a rapt audience in North Vancouver Sept. 24 about a 69day experience he had in Chile last year. Over that time, he had moved little and seen less. What had he done that had people so transfixed? (Sept. 28) 31) Near the end of September, what vital service did the mayors of the city and district of North Vancouver say they were open to terminating if a reasonable deal between the province and the federal government couldn’t be struck? (Sept. 30) 32) On Sept. 26, North Vancouver Mounties rushed to a home on Seymour River place when two men were reported to be attacking one another with axes in the front yard. Neither man fled, but nor were they charged. Why not? (Sept. 30) 33) What simple electric device allowed rescuers to locate a pair of hikers who had become lost on the Baden Powell trail near Cypress Bowl Sept. 24? The device has been around for more than 80 years. (Sept. 30)

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courses — for a downtick in revenue. But not everyone was complaining. What three high-profile local businesses are hoping the hated weather system will bring another cash surge in the coming months? (Oct. 12)

40) Why was it remarkable that the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service’s Lieut. C. Penman received a promotion this year to officer rank? (Oct. 21) 41) What coveted North Shore business, founded in 1969, did Glacier Media Inc. take possession of Dec. 1, to the chagrin of envious media outlets everywhere? (Oct. 21)

37) “Rusty,” a longtime resident of a popular North Vancouver pub, went missing in late September. The owners offered a reward for its safe return. Rusty wasn’t a dog, a cat, or an exotic animal. What was it? (Oct. 12)

42) What was a 34-yearold robber on when he stole cigarettes from a 7-Eleven on West Third Street in January 2011 that helped bump his sentence up to an unusually stiff 30 months in jail? It’s not a tangible thing. (Oct. 28)

38) What did 53-year-old North Vancouver resident Larry Crocker hand to a clerk at the counter of B.C. Supreme Court that later helped land him in jail for five years? It was in no way dangerous, threatening or even real. (Oct. 16)

43) North Vancouver researcher Robert Holt has linked colon cancer to a bacterium usually associated with a much less

39) What might appear on the North Shore’s mountains after an absence of a century or more, according to a government expert? Not everyone would be

35) What did the North Vancouver board of education say at a meeting Sept. 27 it might increase in length in order to save money? (Oct. 2) 36) The cold, grey weather that La Nina ocean current brought to the North Shore last spring was blamed by many companies — from restaurants to golf

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Rainforest Programs for Adults — Forest Pharmacy: Learn about forest plants and common weeds that heal Sunday, Feb. 4, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $5. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/. Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-903-4471. Info: www. wildbirdtrust.org. SAM and Justin Leo weed the strawberry patch of the Squamish Nation’s harmony gardens.

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THIS has been a year of success and failure for the worldwide urban agriculture movement that is desperately trying to atone for past abuses against the environment and to respond to growing concerns about the safety and sustainability of modern food production. Urban agriculture is not always well received. Sandra Thomas of the Vancouver Courier wrote of Megan Hagerty’s claim that a nearby housing co-op could not get approval for a community garden on their own land

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Nield of www.treehugger. com wrote of Dirk Becker of Lantzville, Vancouver Island, who was sent a letter by district council ordering him to cease all agricultural activity or face prosecution for contravening a bylaw that states: “Property owners will ensure their property doesn’t become or remain unsightly through the accumulation of filth, discarded materials, rubbish or unused machinery or metal parts.” Becker turned a desolate former gravel pit into a thriving rural garden for food production and education. Matthew Burrows of the Georgia Straight told us how two East Vancouver renters were told by management for Taryn Court Apartments that the building’s owners

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Steve Dotto I have been hearing a term floated about, Crowdfunding, which similar to Crowdsourcing is a way of using social media to finance projects. I was intrigued, but really didn’t know much about it. So I decided to do a bit of research. When I first started looking into Crowdfunding, I thought I was looking at investment opportunities, sites for investors to put a little juice behind great ideas. Social media would be perfect, let someone float an idea, get it rolling and let the community at large contribute a few dollars with a chance of some return. Nope, I was mostly wrong!

Most Crowdfunding sites could more accurately be described as crowd-donating sites. The contributors don’t “get a piece of the action.” Instead there are “perks,” or other benefits that are offered as incentive to participate. This can be as simple as a free download of a software app, perhaps a special addition of whatever widget is being produced, or an on-screen credit in a video, all the way to a walk-on role on a film or even dinner with the stars. There are now dozens of Crowdfunding sites that both investors and developers can go to, creating a marketplace for cash, ideas and dreams. IndieGoGo (www. indiegogo.com/) has raised millions of dollars for everything from film projects so social missions like reuniting a family. Each fund raising project (campaign) has a landing page containing (usually) a video sample, or explanation or plea, and a written description of the project. How much money has been raised is also prominently displayed as well as the time left, total targeted funds, and any perks that are being offered to those proving funding. The perks seem to be a fairly big deal. They are

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like the gifts you receive for donating to public television: “For a contribution of $25 we will send you this beautiful logo’ed book bag.” RocketHub (www. rockethub.com/) and KickStarter (www.kickstarter. com/) are other sites that follow the same concept. Each of these sites provides somewhere around 90 per cent of the pledged funds to the project, with the site taking around four-to-six per cent for themselves and the remainder going to transaction services such as PayPal. There is a way to make some money however! Appbackr (www.appbackr. com/) follows an entirely different model. A chance to make a little money on the side has this site growing in popularity. App developers go to Appbackr to raise money. They offer their app up for wholesale pricing. Investors find an app the believe in, purchase a number of copies wholesale (virtually of course) and then once those copies sell on one of the app stores, the investor gets paid off. This is a very creative approach. It helps solve two of the biggest problems in app development, money and

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THROUGH Crowdfunding, members of the public can financially support different ideas and projects in exchange for benefits. publicity. Each person who backs an app has a vested interest in that app doing well, and rising above the morass of hundreds of thousands of apps on the app stores. So the investor will do whatever they can to shed some light on the app,

Tweeting it, posting it on Facebook and Linked-In and generally chatting it up hoping it gains popularity. The whole concept of Crowdfunding is compelling, at the very least it is fascinating to browse through the offered projects, and maybe you will

find something that floats your boat, even if you don’t make enough money to buy one! Steve Dotto is host of Dotto Tech, Wednesdays at 6 p.m. on AM 650. Visit him online at www.dottotech.com or at www. facebook.com/dottotech.


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From page 13 and park planners who believe that urban farming can happen on any piece of land, regardless of site history or soil contamination. To understand soil health and soil assessment within the context of urban agriculture visit www.toronto.ca/health/lead/soil_gardening. htm to read something that will open your mind. A quote from Catherine Porter of www. star.com explains the hazards of boulevard gardening: “Front yards and boulevards are more likely to contain toxic heavy metals from years of bathing in diesel fumes,” says Josephine Archbold, a toxicologist with Toronto Public Health.” Kate Murphy of the New York Times told of Frank Meuschke of Brooklyn New York, who tested his boulevard veggie soil and found it had lead contamination at 90 times the natural amount. “You won’t know if you’re at risk unless you test your soil,” said Murray McBride, a professor of soil chemistry at Cornell University. “It doesn’t matter if you’re rich or poor, lead knows no socioeconomic boundaries.” said David Johnson, a professor of environmental chemistry at New York College of Environmental Science and Forestry, where he has found lead concentrations as high as 65,000 parts per million in the yards of upscale homes. But not all the urban agriculture news is bad as told in a story by Jess Smee of www. spiegel.de in which three residents of Berlin, Germany belonging to the “Frisch vom Dach” or “Fresh from the Roof” project have earmarked a massive former factory roof with plans to create a 7,000-square-metre vegetable roof garden and fish farm to provide Berliners

with locally-grown food. “Humankind is driving fast into a wall and global resources are running out. With so many people living in cities, we need to think locally,” said Nicolas Leschke, a co-founder of Frisch vom Dach. Here in Vancouver Matt Kieltya of www. metronews.ca told us how Valcent Products announced that it’s teaming up with EasyPark to install the first high-density verticalgrowing system in North America. Valcent through VertiCrop is planning to produce 92 tonnes of fresh organic lettuce a year, all from the roof of a downtown parkade on Richards Street. Randy Shore of the Vancouver Sun told the hopeful story of 22 students at West Vancouver Secondary who enrolled in the school’s first for-credit course in urban agriculture. Designed and run by teacher Gord Trousdell, the course will consist of practical education in growing crops sustainably, soil science and biology, as well as introducing the students to the politics of agriculture including the Agricultural Land Reserve and global food issues. And from our own Erin McPhee of the North Shore News, the uplifting story of growing food and changing lives in the Squamish Nation by Ustlahn Social Society founder and elder Barbara Wyss and her brother Rennie Nahanee, who work with youth to promote health and wellness in their community. These are a few of the many stories around the world telling of people who are trying to reclaim the “Gardens of Earth.” Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer, writer, consultant and organic advocate. For advice contact him at stmajor@ shaw.ca.

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TINSEL adds some sparkle to a New Year’s drink.

If you are planning a little soiree you may want to set a table that sparkles with silver decorations and other baubles to help your guests celebrate in style. Tinsel It has been around for many years but it still has its uses. For a sparkly drink to toast in the new year, attach a small piece of silver tinsel (from a garland purchased at the Dollar Store) to a simple, wooden barbecue skewer. Place inside your guest’s champagne glass when serving. Silver Beads Dress up your ordinary toothpicks with this cute idea. Simply attach a silver bead to the top of a plain toothpick.

Arrange them as a group inside a silver votive holder and place next to your appetizer tray. Cutlery Wrap your silver cutlery in simple, white cloth napkins and tie off with silver baubles. Use small, silver baubles (from the dollar store) in groups of three and five for the best effect. Table Decor Dress up your New Year’s table this year with a silver and white theme. Hang silver and white ball ornaments from your dining table chandelier using thin white ribbon. Place ball ornaments in a clear, glass pedestal or shallow bowl in the centre of the table as a centrepiece. Suspend silver balloons filled with helium over your buffet table. Attach the numbers 2012 to each of four balloons and line them up over a side table. Lastly, hang silver bells with large silver ribbons over the back of your chairs. At midnight your guests can celebrate with you and ring in the new year. Happy New Year! lunter@shaw.ca

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THIS photograph shows four men conducting a timber cruise in the Hollyburn Ridge/Capilano area in 1907. One man takes notes while another measures the diameter of a Douglas Fir. The men are identified on the front of the photograph in pen as “Jay Smith, Charles J., (unknown) and Charlie Chord.” Standing timber was measured as diameter at breast height (dbh), using a tape measure with a pi factor built in for automatic conversion from circumference to diameter. From this, the board feet of lumber would be estimated.

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Jessica Tweed, Julia and Mason Hughes, and Stephanie and Samantha Cheung helped wrap more than 250 presents for the North and West Vancouver branch of the Canadian Mental Health Association’s annual Gift of Hope program. As the holidays can prove challenging for people with mental illness, particularly those who are feeling alone, the initiative sees association staff and volunteers deliver the wrapped Christmas gifts of hope to people with serious mental illness living in the community or currently receiving treatment and support at Lions Gate Hospital. Gifts are donated by community members and groups as well as purchased through donations to ensure the need is met. Donations can be made by visiting the association’s web-

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JESSICA Tweed, Julia and Mason Hughes, and Stephanie and Samantha Cheung wrap presents for the Canadian Mental Health Association’s Gift of Hope program. site, www.northwestvancouver. cmha.bc.ca.

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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. Dona-

Canyon Lights: View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the park, across the bridge and treetops adventure at Capilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver until Jan. 1, 5-9 p.m. There will also be gingerbread cookie decorating and sing-a-long carols with a Christmas band. Admission: $50 for a family (two adults, two children), $25 for adults and $5 for children ages six-12. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Info: www.capbridge.

com or 604-985-7474. Festival of Lights: A display of 1.4 million lights at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver will take place every evening until Jan. 2, 4:30-9 p.m. Admission: $31 for a family (two adults, two children age 18 and under)/$13.50/$10/$7.50. Tickets: www.ticketstonight. ca, at the garden shop or at the gate. Info: 604-257-8335 or www.vandusengarden.org. Village Tree Festival: Over 30 decorated trees will be on display until Jan. 2 near the Taphouse at Park Royal Village. The public is encouraged to vote for the best tree. 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: www.dundaravefestival.com.

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Acts of kindness CALLIE Afleck sells cookies from a roadside stand in support of Africa Community Technical Services (ACTS), a non-profit Christian organization that works with rural East African communities to provide clean water and other basic needs. Boxing Week Recycling Event: Recycle beyond the blue box at the North Shore’s second annual recycling event Saturday, Dec. 31, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at 1493 Dominion St., North Vancouver. Accepted items: Styrofoam, soft plastic wrap and bags, gift wrap and packaging. Drop-off fee: $6. All proceeds will be donated to the North Shore Black Bear Society. Info: www.wcsre-

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movies and TV shows when I was not around. In this book Furstenwald notes that he isn’t taking a stance on whether as adults we choose to have and use firearms. It’s about our responsibility to ensure that our children are educated about the seriousness of guns and what to do if they were to come upon one. He notes that we teach kids how to swim to avoid drowning, but how many parents talk to kids about the dangers of a mishandled firearm? In this book Furstenwald talks about the statistics surrounding firearms, about guns at home and guns at school. I found that I was intrigued with his material about what it is parents can do to protect their children. I have never actually seen a gun and I imagine that may be the case for many parents. But that doesn’t mean we shouldn’t prepare our kids for the possibility. We would assume that even if a child tried to shoot a gun, he would be inaccurate. His aim would be off. But experience has shown that the practice kids get by playing video games makes them surprisingly accurate. When children do pick up guns they often shoot

themselves. The reason is that they don’t have much index finger strength so they turn the gun around and using both hands, push with their thumbs with the barrel pointing right at them. So they need to learn from a young age to leave the gun where it is and not try to pull the trigger. And he notes that if they are getting their firearms information from TV and movie shootouts the author states that nothing is real in those situations. Some of the messages from the book are that children, youth and teenagers need to learn to: ■ Never pick up a firearm unless authorized by a competent adult. ■ Always treat every firearm as if it is loaded. ■ Never ever point a gun at another person or a friend, or themselves. ■ Leave the area where the gun is immediately and go tell a parent or adult if they find a firearm. We need to be realistic and give our kids the education they need to be safe on the chance they may come upon a gun, whether a handgun, shotgun or rifle, somewhere, sometime. Kathy Lynn is a parenting expert. To read more, sign up for her newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

Important Information for all Dog Owners Dog licence renewals are due January 1, 2012 and renewals have been mailed. If you renew by February 15, you’ll get a discount of $10. All dogs over the age of six months need a licence, and wear a West Vancouver dog tag. A dog tag is important because it helps identify your dogs so it can be returned if it gets lost. The penalty for not having a licence is $150.

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Licence Fees For spayed or neutered dogs (a veterinarian report or other proof is required) the licence fee is $25. For whole dogs the licence fee is $65. If you have a current dog licence from any other British Columbia municipality, you can bring that in and get a West Vancouver licence for $10. If your dog loses its licence tag, you can get a replacement tag for $10. Payment Options Pay by credit card (Visa and Mastercard) cash, cheque or direct debit. (There is a $25 penalty on returned cheques) using one of the following methods: •

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If did not receive an invoice, please call 604-925-7152. More information is available, please visit westvancouver.ca/dogs.

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PARENTING

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CRAFTY kids will love Klutz activity books, which include new titles like Pom-Pom Monster Salon and Wicked Cool Friendship Bracelets. The books, $19$24, are available at Kidsbooks in Edgemont Village.

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HERE are some of our favourite titles published for children this year. It was hard, but we limited ourselves to 10 books per category.

Picture Books ■ Bentley, Peter. King Jack and the Dragon Three boys build a castle fort and spend the day fighting off dragons and other baddies. Illustrated by Helen

Oxenbury. ■ Boynton, Sandra. Happy Hippo, Angry Duck (board book) A new Boynton book is always cause for happiness! ■ Carle, Eric. The Artist Who Painted a Blue Horse Carle’s homage to painter Franz Marc showcases his signature style in bold, beautiful colour. ■ Crausaz, Anne. Seasons Explore the four seasons through five senses. ■ Klassen, J. I Want My Hat Back Bear goes on a search for his missing hat, with a satisfactory (if possibly shocking) result. The sly illustrations perfectly match the deadpan text. ■ Portis, Antoinette. Princess Super Kitty Imaginative play at its best: why pretend to be just a kitty when you could be a Princess Super Kitty? ■ Watt, Melanie. Scaredy Squirrel Has a Birthday Party The world’s favourite chicken lists all the reasons why he shouldn’t invite anyone to his party and as usual, things go wrong. Fifth in a hugely popular picture book series. ■ Willems, Mo. Amanda and Her Alligator Amanda and her toy alligator share silly jokes and make a new friend in 6½ Stories

about two Surprising Friends. ■ Wilson, Karma. Bear’s Loose Tooth Our old friend, who has already snored on; stayed up for Christmas; made a new friend; and survived a cold, now has his first loose tooth and is once again helped out by his woodland friends. ■ Ziefert, Hariet. Bunny’s

Lessons Being the toy of a rambunctious boy is not easy, but Bunny and Charlie manage to learn from each other.

Fiction ■ Coakley, Lena. Witchlanders Ryder is on a quest to avenge

his mother, and Falpian is on retreat to mourn his brother’s death. The two should be enemies, but find they’re not in this imaginative fantasy. ■ Cottrell Boyce, Frank. The Unforgotten Coat Two brothers from Mongolia mysteriously arrive in Julie’s See War Horse page 38

HPV (Human Papillomavirus) catch-up clinics for girls in Grades 8-12 We are holding free HPV immunization clinics every Wednesday in January from 2:30-4:30pm. Please call 604-983-6700 to book an appointment. Alternatively, girls can drop in at any of the Youth Clinic locations below for HPV immunization. YOUTH CLINIC LOCATIONS AND HOURS: John Braithwaite Community Centre

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kids’ stuff

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 focus 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: 604-987-

4471, ext. 3. Another session will be held at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., Thursdays, Jan. 19-March 8, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Registration will open Jan. 6 at 604-9840286, ext. 3. Free. Registration required. Parents may register for one set of sessions only. Info: www.nvdpl.ca. Shotokan Karate: Learn martial art skills, self defense and improve fitness Tuesdays and

Thursdays, Jan. 3-March 29 at North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St., North Vancouver. Schedule: Ages five to seven, 3:30-4:30 p.m.; ages eight to 13, 4:305:30 and ages 13 to 18, 5:307 p.m. Fee: $35. Registration: 604-987-8138, ext. 210

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. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.

Young Naturalists’ Club — Plants That Heal: Children ages five to 13 accompanied by an adult will learn about edible

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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. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/. Sensational Sundays — Circus Terrifico: Motus O will perform a whimsical comedy Sunday, Jan. 29, 2 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. The performance will include magic, juggling, tight-tope walking and fortune-telling. Admission: $18. Tickets: 604-984-4484 or www.centennialtheatre.com.

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103 Air Cadet Squadron: Male and female youth, 12-19 years of age, meet Wednesdays, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Register at any meeting. Info: 604-9878818.

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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Rainforest Rambles — Changing Climate: Children ages five to eight accompanied by an adult will learn about the history of Earth’s climate and what it might look like in the future Sunday, Jan. 15, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604-990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ecology/.

After-School Sports: Ages eight to 15 can drop in for fun any Monday, Wednesday or Friday, 3:30-5:30 p.m., John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1.

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magic of winter: frost, snow and ice through nature stories, crafts and outdoor exploration Monday, Jan. 9, 10:30-11:30 a.m. or 1:30-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration: 604990-3755. Info: www.dnv.org/ ecology/.

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French Storytime: Free drop-in for ages six to nine, Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www. nvcl.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www. nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.


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Registration Guide

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Registration Guide

Karate is for ‘knowing yourself’ Tessa Holloway tholloway@nsnews.com

BEFORE karate instructor Hamid Tarighatbin learned the martial art he now teaches, he used to think of Bruce Lee and Jackie Chan. But what he teaches to his students each week at the North Shore Neighbourhood House is an art form much less Hollywood and much more humble. “My teacher, or sensei, in Iran was a really humble person and really strong,” said Tarighatbin, a former professional soccer player. “He taught me the martial art and that the martial art is not for fighting, it’s for knowing yourself.” First Tarighatbin took that skilltocompetitions,competing nationally and provincially in Canada since arriving in the country about 11 years ago. For the past six years he has passed on those same techniques of the Shotokan style to students, which he describes as the most beautiful of the four original styles. He runs classes starting at four years old, covering everything from self-discipline to self-defense, and tailors the training based on how serious the student is — some are more interested in the physical activity and fun, while others

are there for competitions, he said. Tarighatbin teaches onehour classes, but can increase that to one-and-a-half hours for higher belt levels and for students who are interested in extra training. “We do have people there for fun, and the people who are serious, I will add the extra class for them,” he said, adding there are one-on-one options available as well. “For students who are competing, they train three or four days per week.” This winter, two students will travel to Vernon for the B.C. Winter Games, while 10 are also preparing to try out for the provincial teams, and Tarighatbin said there are a lot of other competitions to keep people motivated as they hone their skills.

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INSTRUCTOR Hamid Tarighatbin coaches Alexandra Thomson (left) and Karla Rivera-Asbun. Classes run year-round for three month sections, though students can join any time and at any age, four years old and

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A group of 11 B.C. Sylvan learning centres, including the two North Shore locations, have raised $11,000 for Free the Children’s Brick by Brick campaign this year, enough to build and furnish a classroom in rural Kenya and provide educational materials and teacher training. That’s on top of another $55,000 raised by families between 2008 and 2010. Students and families could purchase single

bricks towards the construction of the school either through cash donations or through donating “tokens,” which students earn for their achievements and usually use to purchase toys from the Sylvan store. “Free the Children is something our students can really rally around,” said Kathleen Casprowitz, executive director of the 11 B.C. centres that participated, in a release. “Everyday, we see how developing strong academic skills helps to increase selfconfidence and promote a positive attitude in our students.” For more information about the two North Shore Sylvan learning centres or how to register, visit tutoring.sylvanlearning.com.

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CAROLYN Hornell is taking the commitment out of kids’ classes. The owner of Kindermusik has revamped the registration process to try to make it more friendly for busy parents, who may want to join a class after it’s started, take time off for vacations or simply not have to worry about losing their spot when the next class starts. All

of those things are now a whole lot easier at the musical learning program, designed for kids seven years old and younger. “I’m a mother and I hate it when I have to get up at six o’clock to have to register for a program,” she said. “We’re just trying to make it easier all around for people.” Instead of having to sign up for the entire 16-month Kindermusik course, parents can now sign up and pay on a monthly basis, but

NORTH Vancouver Kindermusik owner Carolyn Hornell (above left) leads parents and tots in playing, singing, moving and grooving to a variety of games and exercises designed to teach long-term skills. For 2012, Hornell has revampedtheregistration process to make it easier and more convenient for parents to sign up.

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Registration Guide Early education uses music as the means From page 32

their spot will be reserved until they choose to finish. Parents can also start at any time during the 16-week semester beginning in January, providing a much greater flexibility. It’s something parents had

been requesting, she said, but likely not something that matters much to the kids. What they will notice is the fun they have playing, singing, moving and grooving to a variety of games and exercises designed to teach long-term skills. It’s basically early

childhood education using music as the means,” said Hornell. “What we offer are age-specific classes, we look at the developmental targets, linguistic development, cognitive development, emotional physical development, and depending on the age category a certain amount of musical skill.”

Children take home an instrument with them, a CD and other materials to allow them to continue the class at home. Hornell said some participants even bought the classes as a Christmas present. One popular gift for both parent and child, was from grandparents who can offer to take the children as

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ROMANCING THE STOVE Start the new year right — with brunch! See story PAGE 36

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Trends: the big 2011 bacon craze

Deana Lancaster dlancaster@nsnews.com

WHAT an interesting year in food it’s been. Far from the try-anything mentality of a few years ago, ongoing global economic woes seem to be encouraging a more thoughtful take on dining. Certainly there are fads (see Bacon below) and an emphasis on value, but it doesn’t mean there’s a lack of fine dining, or of chefs willing to take chances. It just seems there’s more careful attention given to execution and flavour . . . and that’s a shift I welcome. Here, then, are my top trends in food and dining that have carried us through 2011 and promise to keep heating up in 2012 — plus a few of the eateries and products that capitalized on them. May your new year be a delicious one! ■ Fine dining. After years of casual, comfortable, valuedriven food, perhaps the return of chef David Hawksworth and his eponymous restaurant in the beautifully restored Hotel Georgia marks a return to very high-end eating. Or maybe it’s a one-off. Regardless, Hawksworth’s food soars as high as it ever did, his feel for balance and nuance is impeccable, and the restaurant’s overall attention to detail is outstanding. ■ Pizza. Metro Vancouver, including the North Shore,

has never been a mecca for authentic pizza lovers. In 2011 though, there was a race to see who could do true Neapolitan best, as in made with Caputo 00 pizza flour, San Marzano tomatoes, which grow on volcanic plains near Mount Vesuvius, and mozzarella di bufala Campana. In Vancouver, find it at Nicli Antica or Pizzeria Farina. On the North Shore, traditional Neapolitan pizza is scarce, but there are some delicious “flatbreads” emerging from the forno oven at Beachside Forno in Ambleside.

■ Adventurous eating. Molecular gastronomy has largely taken a backseat to classic, more familiar techniques, but skilled chefs are still embellishing their dishes with unexpected touches. At Fraiche restaurant in the British Properties, chef Jefferson Alvarez has been making waves with his use of hard-tofind ingredients like yak and sturgeon, and delicious, though surprising, constructions like ash-crusted ostrich with chocolate jus. ■ Single-item eateries. As well as pizzerias, 2011 saw the introduction of other singleitem outlets: sandwich shops, American cheesesteak, and for the North Shore, probably the continent’s most famous yogurt shop. The opening of Pinkberry brought a handful of celebs to West Van, and long line-ups to the Village at Park Royal for the remainder of the summer. ■ Cocktails. Our love affair with mixed drinks continued in 2011, and reached a new high when the New Orleans’ drink fest known as Tales of the Cocktail hit the road for the very first time, and came to our town. Want to join in on three days of seminars, tastings, special events and more? It’s coming back Feb. 12 – 14 in 2012. Find out more at www.

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■ Comfortable food. In 2009, several high-end Vancouver restaurants closed their doors only to reopen as more casual, better-priced versions of themselves. That move towards food that is comfortable and comforting continued through 2011, and with all the competition, it’s gotten even better. This year saw great new casual additions to the North Shore dining scene with remakes of Ya Ya’s Oyster Bar (now called The Olive & Anchor) and Calvin’s Café, now parked near Deep Cove. ■ Bacon. It suddenly seems that North American consumers have just discovered the juicy, crispy, smoky appeal of it. There’s nothing wrong with the abundance of pork dishes on menus everywhere, but it’s the bacon-flavoured products that are alarming. In our office alone, we’ve had a range of items — from bacon jam (delicious), to Bacon Lube (yikes). ■ Local, organic, sustainable. I know, these buzzwords are not new — nor are they going anywhere. Even with a greater emphasis on value, diners continue to pay attention to where and how their seafood is caught, whether or not their chickens are free range, and if their fruits and veggies are organic. The trend — healthy for our bodies and for the planet — is well represented at eateries like Lower Lonsdale’s Buddha-Full (where lunch and smoothies are both mouthwatering and ethical) and at the many farmers’ markets that sprang up over the summer. But it is nowhere more evident than at the Loutet Farm Edible Garden Project in North Vancouver. ■ Mobile food. It can’t be denied — though they have made only intermittent appearances at markets and

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HOLLYWOOD’S favourite yogurt shop, Pinkberry, arrived in West Vancouver in July (above), and brought a handful of celebs and a whole lot of line-ups. At right, the food at The Olive & Anchor is comfortable and comforting.

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CELEBRATIONS

Bryce Wassersleben and Amy Lynn Taylor Longtime West Vancouver residents Barbara and Wilf Wassersleben announce the engagement of their son Bryce to Amy Lynn Taylor, daughter of Jo Ann and Lynn Taylor of Birmingham, Alabama.

Bohumila and Vladimir Cicha Vladimir and Bohumila Cicha celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary today, Dec. 28. The couple was married in 1961, in Prague, Czechoslovakia. Their children, grandchildren and friends send love and congratulations.

Shannon Hare and Andrew Jackson Shannon Hare and Andrew Jackson recently celebrated their first wedding anniversary. They were married Dec. 13, 2010 in Jamaica. Mom and Dad Hare, and Laurel and Allan send their congratulations!

Ken and Joanne Laderoute Ken and Joanne Laderoute celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary on Oct. 5. The couple marked the day by enjoying dinner in the Lover’s Booth, upstairs in the Dundarave Fish Market.

Brandon Parminter and Andrea Waugh Shaun Derrick and Shannon Chalmers Jesse McClean and Erin Sutherland A summertime wedding on the Sunshine Coast united Erin Sutherland and Jesse McClean, both from the North Shore. Erin is the daughter of Gary and Marilyn Sutherland and Jesse, the son of Kathleen Kadey and Don McClean.

The parents of Shannon Chalmers and Shaun Derrick are proud to announce the couple’s engagement. The wedding is scheduled to take place on March 10, 2012.

The families of Brandon Parminter and Andrea Waugh are pleased to announce their engagement. The wedding will be held in September 2012. Congratulations!.

Tamara Klaudt and Tim Shaw John and Gail Shaw are happy to announce the engagement of their son Tim to Tamara Klaudt, daughter of Stein and Lorretta Klaudt of Abbotsford. The wedding is set for May 5, 2012 in Mission.

SEND us your picture for our Celebrations page. Enclose a good-quality

photo and a description of your wedding announcement, milestone anniversary (first, fifth and every subsequent five years) or birthday (80 years and every fifth year thereafter) along with a contact name and phone number and we’ll try to include it in our feature. Email your submission to dlancaster@nsnews.com or send us a print.


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what’s going on From page 34 Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. 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, www.nschorus.com or audreyowen@shaw.ca. North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes singles and couples who are new to the community or have experienced change of status and are looking for a new social group with meetings the first Wednesday of the month as well as a variety of activities throughout the month. Info and details: Heather, 604-9900240. reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604-813-8433

or musicrevives@gmail.com. Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or sinorth.westvancouver@ soroptimist.net. Guests are welcome. SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly, supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Info: Gordon at 604986-3179 or gbl@netsplash.ca. Weavers Square Dance Club: Plus Dancing every Wednesday, 7:30-10 p.m. at St. Martin’s Church Hall, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. Info: Carole, 604-987-6115.

Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com. For our online listings, go to www.nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.


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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

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CANADA’S Aleksandra Wozniak blasts a serve in her 6-3, 6-1 win over Jamie Hampton of the United States in the final of the $200,000 Odlum Brown VanOpen played in August at West Vancouver’s Hollyburn Country Club.

Look for the third in our three part NORTH SHORE SPORT YEAR IN REVIEW series as we look back at the Top Five stories of the year in Sunday’s North Shore News.

OUR look back at the past year in North Shore sports continues in this issue with an examination of the biggest headlines from July to December, 2011. Tennis star Philip Bester gets the ball rolling with a story of tough points and gun fights in South America. July ■ North Vancouver’s Philip Bester and the rest of Canada’s Davis Cup team overcame a terrible start, hostile crowds and even gunfire to win a thrilling comeback victory over Ecuador July 8-10 in the worldwide tennis tournament that pits nation against nation. Bester won the event’s fifth and deciding match against Ivan Endara 6-2, 7-6(4), 6-4 to clinch the win for Canada in the Americas Zone Group I secondround tie. “It was amazing,” Bester told the North Shore News one day after landing back in Canada. “To be the guy that clinches for the team in the fifth match is obviously something that’s extra special.” During Bester’s opening match the event took a bizarre turn as gunshots erupted outside of the stadium. Reports

Big shots of 2011 July-December

came that a gang with ties to a soccer club was trying to break into the stadium to start trouble with a rival gang they had seen on TV watching the match. “What I went through this last weekend has pretty much set me for the rest of the year in terms of being mentally tough,” Bester said. “Everything else is going to be so much easier after the matches that I played down in Ecuador. As much as it was a tough and a rough week, it was a great experience at the same time.” ■ North Vancouver’s Lindsey Butterworth claimed gold at the Canadian Junior Track and Field Championships held in Winnipeg July 10, clocking a time of 4:31.59 in the 1,500metre race. Butterworth tucked in behind the leaders for much of the race and then made her move to the front with 200 metres to go. “I just wanted to get in good position — I knew it was going to be tactical and pretty fast,” she said after the race, adding that she wasn’t certain of the outcome until the moment she

crossed the line. “It was pretty close. I thought they were going to pass me at the line. . . . I was kind of shocked.” The win earned Butterworth a spot in the 2011 Pan American Junior Athletics Championships held later that month in Miramar, Fla. where she won a silver medal in her last career race as a junior. ■ West Vancouver golfer David Rose shot a final round two-under-par 70 to clinch the 109th British Columbia Amateur Championship played July 1417 at The Dunes at Kamloops course. The 22-year-old fired in five birdies while fighting off three bogeys on the tournament’s final day to finish the event with a four-round score of 13-underpar 275. “This is the biggest win of my career,” said Rose. “It’s overwhelming to have my name on the same trophy as guys like Doug Roxburgh and Fred Couples.” ■ Handsworth alums Diana Lee and Kristjana Young took their one-two punch to their sport’s highest level in July, helping the under-19 women’s national team achieve one of the best results in the history of Canada Basketball. Team Canada compiled a record of 8-1 at the FIBA U19 World Championships for Women held July 21-31 in Chile,

knocking off powerhouses like China, Russia and even basketball superpower the United States. Their one loss was a 6955 defeat at the hands of Spain in the quarterfinals that knocked them out of medal contention. For Young and Lee it was the first time playing together in a meaningful game since they walked off the court as twotime defending provincial AAA champions with the Handsworth Royals in 2010. August ■ North Shore tennis fans witnessed the re-emergence of a Canadian tennis star in early August as Aleksandra Wozniak fought through the Hollyburn Country Club-hosted Odlum Brown VanOpen to win her first pro title since 2008. Wozniak dispatched Jamie Hampton of the United States 6-3, 6-1 in the VanOpen final to finish off an outstanding week of tennis that she hopes will propel her back into the game’s upper echelons. “I haven’t felt that in a long time,” Wozniak said about the joy of winning a championship. “It gives you motivation and keeps you positive to keep going and not give up.” On the men’s side another fallen star came up just short as former world No. 15 Robby Ginepri made Sunday’s final but was bested 7-5, 6-4 by England’s James Ward, the No.

2-ranked player in Great Britain behind Andy Murray. Ginepri, a U.S. Open semifinalist in 2005, was coming back from a nasty elbow injury suffered in a mountain bike crash in the fall of 2010. This was his fifth tournament since returning to the tour in late June and his first appearance in a final since the crash. ■ The best Little League baseball teams in the country descended on North Vancouver’s Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park for the Canadian Little League Championships in August, providing a week’s worth of great games and incredible performances. North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour Little League represented the North Shore as the host team and made a strong run into the playoffs, finally losing to provincial rival Langley Little League in an unforgettable semifinal. Trailing in the bottom of the final inning, Seymour appeared to tie the game but Cameron Filippone was called out for making contact with Langley’s catcher. Langley held on to take a 2-1 win in front of thousands of spectators. “That’s probably the most intense game I’ve been in,” said Seymour pitcher Cole Ensign, who threw a gem, giving up one run, one hit and three walks See Cap page 40


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Cap rugby players suit up for World Cup From page 39

while striking out six in five and a third innings. The final was anticlimactic as Langley mercy-ruled Quebec’s Valleyfield 11-0 to win the national crown and earn a trip to the famous Little League World Series. September ■ Three players with ties to the North Shore’s Capilano Rugby Club suited up for Team Canada at the Rugby World Cup played in September and October in New Zealand. Ryan Hamilton, a 23-year-old West Vancouver native and Rockridge secondary grad; North Vancouver’s Jason Marshall, a Carson Graham graduate; and Jamie Cudmore, a Squamish native who suited up with Capilano before heading to France to play professionally, all helped Canada score a win against Tonga and a tie against Japan. Canada did not advance to the playoffs but they did win a lot of fans across the country while also improving upon their showing at the 2007 World Cup where they failed to win a game. ■ There were no official fireworks to mark the 25th annual Buchanan Bowl Sept. 17 but an offensive explosion lit up Confederation Field as Carson Graham defeated Handsworth in the highest-scoring game in the history of the series. Carson strung together big play after big play to build up a commanding 35-9 lead at halftime. In the second half the teams traded points like it was a basketball game, the clock finally running out on a 62-36 win for the Eagles. Carson’s Isaac Birch led the way offensively for the Eagles with long touchdown runs of 51, 49 and 55 yards. Buchanan Bowl records set in the game included highest combined score, highest score for a winning team and highest score for a losing team. ■ The North Van Wolf Pack Junior B hockey team scored a 3-1 win over the Mission Icebreakers in their first-ever regular season game in their new home Sept. 24 after moving from Squamish after the 2010-11 season. Captain Garrett Woodside scored the team’s firstever goal at Harry Jerome recreation centre while North Vancouver native Marcus Houck picked up the winner. The win was sweet for the holdover players from the previous season who slogged their way to a 6-36-4 record in Squamish. The Wolf Pack has remained in contention throughout the year, currently sitting in playoff position in fourth place in their conference. ■ After years of stops and starts, the North Shore’s field hockey community finally found a place of their own with the opening of Rutledge Field at Ambleside Park this September. The new home of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club is named after Ross Rutledge, a former national team player and influential coach on the North Shore who died in 2004 at the age of 41. As part of the opening festivities Canada’s national men’s field hockey team hosted Australia’s national team in a five-game series on the new pitch. Australia won all five games. October ■ North Vancouver’s Eugene Wong was named the NCAA men’s player of the mid-season by Golf World Magazine after his scorching start to the 2011-12 season with the Oregon Ducks. Wong posted three top 10 finishes in October, including a win at the University of California’s Alister MacKenzie Invitational where he set the tournament record. The senior, winner of the Jack Nicklaus award as the NCAA’s top golfer in his junior year, leads the country in scoring average at 68.5 so far this season. ■ The Capilano University men’s soccer team scored silver Oct. 29 at the Pacwest provincial championships, falling just short of gold in a 2-1 loss to Vancouver Island University in the tournament final. The silver showing was quite a turnaround for the Blues, who battled on the final weekend of the regular season just to make the playoffs before fighting to 1-0 victories over Langara and the University of Northern British Columbia in the playoff tournament to reach the final in Kelowna. Capilano’s run ended there, however, with VIU defending their title from last season and earning a trip to the national championships in Quebec City. “Those guys, they gave me everything they had all weekend,” said Blues head coach Paul Dailly after the tournament. “It’s a tough task to go in and win three games in a row in three days. . . . They left everything they had on that field and each and every one of them should be very proud of themselves and keep their heads held high.” ■ The West Vancouver Highlanders senior boys football team scored a key win in the history of their program Oct. 21 when they defeated the Carson Graham Eagles 21-0. One year earlier the Eagles whipped the Highlanders 57-0 in a game that put an end to West Van’s season — low on numbers to begin the game, West Van finished with only 12 healthy players. After the game, West Van’s coaches decided it was unsafe for the team to carry on so they forfeited their remaining games. The Highlanders rebuilt their program and took the field again this fall, challenging for a playoff spot but falling just short. The win over Carson, however, helped the Highlanders prove they were on the way back. “It was a very big win,” said head coach Shawn Anderson. “It’s nice to have that culture of talking about what does the future hold and what are we working towards instead of what are we trying to protect against.” ■ North Shore athletes nailed some great results at the Pan American Games held Oct. 14-30 in Guadalajara, Mexico with baseball

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

MOUNT Seymour pitcher Stefan Biro takes aim during his team’s 13-3 win over Sydney, N.S. in an early round of the Canadian Little League Championships held at North Vancouver’s Chris Zuehlke Memorial Park in August. pitcher Scott Richmond leading the way with an extended save in Canada’s historic gold medal win over the United States. Richmond replaced starter Andrew Albers with runners on first and third and two out in the sixth inning with Canada holding on to a 2-1 lead over the United States in the tournament final. He induced a fly ball to end the threat and then shut down the Yanks the rest of the way, striking out the final batter to clinch the first major international gold medal the Canadian baseball team has ever won at the senior level. Two more North Shore athletes came home from Mexico with medals. West Vancouver swimmer Brenna MacLean scored silver in the women’s 4x100-metre medley relay while also finishing sixth in the 200-metre butterfly. North Vancouver’s Jesse Watson helped the Canadian men’s field hockey team to a silver medal finish, losing 3-1 in a tough championship game against Argentina. With a gold medal win the team would have earned an automatic bid into the 2012 Olympics but now they’ll have to go through qualification tournaments next year. ■ North Vancouver’s Jessica Smith climbed onto the podium one final time as a member of the Simon Fraser University cross-country running team after placing second at the Great Northwest Athletic Conference Championships held Oct. 22 in Yakima, Wash. Smith won multiple medals and championships in track and field and cross-country running during her time at SFU. “I just can’t say enough about Jessica,” said head coach Brit Townsend in an SFU release. “This was a great finish to her university career. She’s meant so much to our program over the years and I’m very proud of her.” November ■ The Handsworth Royals senior girls team won the school’s firstever AAA provincial field hockey championship with a 3-1 victory over Carson Graham in an all-North Shore final Nov. 11 in Kelowna. Handsworth finished the year with 24 wins, four ties and no losses while scoring 92 goals and giving up just 16 in 28 games. The numbers got even more impressive at provincials as they scored 23 while conceding only one — a late-game tally from Carson with the game in hand. Two weeks earlier the Royals won their first North Shore title since 1992 with a jet lagged, sleepy superstar providing the scoring punch in another win over Carson. Grade 12 forward Hannah Haughn spent most of October with Canada’s national field hockey team, playing significant minutes as they battled to a fourth-place finish at the Pan American Games in Guadalajara, Mexico. Team Canada played the bronze medal game Oct. 29. Two days later Haughn touched down at the Vancouver Airport at 1:30 p.m. and headed straight to Rutledge Field for the North Shore final, starting at 3 p.m. After hugging her teammates and telling her coach she hadn’t slept much for the past 30 hours, Haughn warmed up and subbed into the game with the score tied 0-0. An hour later the score was 4-2. Haughn had scored three goals and another shot was deflected

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UBCO’S Nicholas Johansen (left) gets in the line of fire as Capilano University’s Adam Staschuk lets fly a shot during a game in October. The eventual 3-3 tie secured playoff spots for both teams. in by teammate Steph Norlander and the Royals were North Shore champions. ■ With the wild ride the Windsor Dukes senior boys soccer team has had this season it’s only fitting that their campaign ended with a little more drama as they battled to a fourth place finish at the provincial AA championships held in Burnaby. The Dukes appeared to be one of the teams to beat in the tournament after winning their round robin group to make the semifinals, but a last-minute overtime loss followed by a shootout defeat left them one step short of the medal podium. Earlier in the year the Dukes overcame a huge obstacle when it was discovered they had used an ineligible player for much of the regular season and were forced to forfeit a number of games. In a show of great sportsmanship, all of the teams they had previously played agreed to replay the games. Windsor played six games in the season’s final eight days, winning them all to climb back to the top of the standings. Through it all the players maintained great attitudes, said head coach Stewart Currie. “There was no complaining or anything,” he said. “They all just came to play soccer.” See North page 42


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■ With more than 9,500 hoops fans looking on, North Vancouver’s Robert Sacré, a fifth-year senior with the NCAA’s Gonzaga Bulldogs, led his team to a 73-54 preseason victory over the University of Hawaii in a game dubbed the B.C. Basketball Classic. The seven-foot centre led his team in points with 16 and rebounds with 10, registering his third straight double-double to start his final college season. His massive block of a Hawaii player’s jump shot midway through the second half earned the big-

gest cheer of the night and as Sacré left the game with 48 seconds left the crowd gave him a standing ovation. “He’s got a heart of gold,” Gonzaga head coach Mark Few said about the Handsworth grad after the game. The Gonzaga staff made the Vancouver game happen as a reward to Sacré for his years of work with the team. “I’m telling you, if you cut him open he would bleed Gonzaga blue,” said Few. ■ District of North Vancouver firefighter Neil McKinlay took on a second job for six weeks this fall and ended up with a Grey Cup ring. A former Win-

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alone it being my first game,” Elliott told the throng of reporters that crowded around his new locker stall after the game. “It was nice to get that win, that’s for sure. I was pretty anxious coming in here. It definitely feels good to get that first one under my belt, hopefully there’s a lot more to come now in my career.” Elliott was named the Western Hockey League’s defenceman of the year for 2010-11 after a stellar season with the Saskatoon Blades. He started this season in the minors but was called up by the Avalanche as an injury replacement and has stuck with the club ever since, compiling three goals and four assists in his first 14 games. ■ North Vancouver siblings Michael and Lauren Wilkinson made a big splash at the RBC National Rowing Championships held in Welland, Ont. in November, earning medals in races held less than half an hour apart. Big brother Michael can now call himself a national champion after winning gold in the men’s singles event while little sis earned herself a silver in women’s pairs with partner Janine Hanson. The pair are now hard at work with their respective national programs on opposite sides of the country — Lauren

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2070

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

604-984-4147

8075

Drywall

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

8080

Electrical

Bringing You a BRIGHT Future! Please visit us at

www.TCAelectric.ca 778-229-9480

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

8087

Excavating

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.

8090

Fencing/Gates

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

•Yard Clean-Ups • Pruning • Gutters • Landscaping

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca LANDSCAPING LTD.

• New Lawns • Maintenance • Pruning • Trimming • Topping • General Clean up

GALLERY PAINTING & Consultant LTD

Professional Painting Services Interior • Exterior Commercial• Residential Consulting • Advices 604.716.9527 mail@gallerypainting.net

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $108. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

Excellent Pro Painting Service 20 yrs exp, refs, warranty. Reas, res/comm Richard 604-618-0205

8220

Plumbing

PLUMBING & HEATING NO JOB TOO SMALL NO OVERTIME BEST RATES Call Today for Your Free Quote

604-889-6409

604-726-9153 604-926-1526

Michael 778-868-5079

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

8175

www.coastal-stonescapes.com

8185

Hauling

Masonry

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

Moving & Storage

ABSOLUTE PROFICIENCY DD Haul & Delivery. Loads from $30 each. David 604-512-7471

AFFORDABLE MOVING

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

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

1 to 3 Men

45

Heating

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

Kitchens/Baths

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

Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE 604-729-6695

PLUMBERS

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

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

24/7. 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075,

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

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

MOVERS.CA

Pianos Flat Rate Clean Trucks/Blankets Free Shrink Wrap Discounts

604.980.MOVE

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

LOCAL MOVERS big or small, deliveries, rubbish removal, recyling, Good service 604-928-1527

ON SITE Reno’s. Bathrooms remodelling. Mike 604-351-9316 www.onsiterenovations.com

TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

LIONS GATE ROOFING

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

Rubbish Removal

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

604-512-7471

15% OFF 20 YEARS IN BUSINESS

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

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

BINS & DISPOSAL

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

604-973-0290 604-929-7133

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

604-986-6944

AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD.

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

Don’t get caught by the rain!

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

“We Keep you Dry”

We also provide professional ‘Blown in Insulation’ FREE EST. NO HST!

ROOF NOW!

25 Years in Business 25 Years workmanship warranty A

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

All Season Roofing

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $149 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 www.disposalking.com North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079

8295

20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

Snow Removal

Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 www.bamford.ca RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit ccirenos.com and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation. To advertise call 604-630-3300

PLOWING as low as $50 www.TCAplowing.ca

778-229-9480

8315

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:

1.877.602.7346

Visit us online to receive a special discount:

www.crownroofgutters.ca

GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $70/hr,

www.affordablemoversbc.com

8255

Roofing

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

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

604-537-4140

8250

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

Binder:

- Indoor/Outdoor - Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Do All Services.

8150

Painting/ Wallpaper

A.A. BEST PRO

A.All Area Gardening Service

Handyperson

8195

A LADY PAINTER, professional & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

Odd Job Services - Home & Garden - Rain or Shine

8140 A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

AT YOUR HOME GUTTERS North Van division. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

8135

Winter Services

Gutters A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

8130 BAJ MINI EXCAVATING: Water leak, sewer, oil tank, retain’g wall, concrete removal. 604-779-7816

Lawn & Garden

SNOW REMOVAL

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

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

8073

8160

Fireplaces

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

Concrete

# 1 BACKHOE, EXCAVATOR & BOBCAT

Research vehicles on driving.ca

8100

AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Van division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 ROOFING REPAIRS 604-988-0279 All types, Guaranteed. 34 yrs exp. Call John (cell 604-375-0979)

WESTCOAST ROOFING SYSTEMS

604-987-7325

Tree Services

$ BEST RATES $

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

Any project,

BIG

or small ...

Find all the help you need in the Home Services section


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