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North Shore mountains having a great year James Weldon

THE North Shore ski season may have as much as six weeks left in it thanks to a second year of unusually heavy snowfall, according to the community’s ski resorts. Grouse Mountain, which has seen more than 1,100 centimetres of snow since the fall, has made it to April with a base of about 5.6 metres at the peak, said spokeswoman Sarah Lusk, meaning the mountain will likely stay open until the end of May. “We’ve just been getting continuous snow for the past few weeks,” she said. “Conditions are amazing. . . . When it’s raining in the city, it’s dumping snow on the mountain.” The season is on track to be the snowiest since the record-setting 19981999 ski season, said Lusk, although she noted it might not beat last year’s in terms of duration, when an especially robust base kept the resort open into the second week of June. West Vancouver’s Cypress Mountain has seen a similar bumper year, with See Seymour page 3

Record attempt

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

ROB Rickaby pulls a stunt for the camera at Seylynn Skatepark Thursday. Globe Shoes team riders spent the day skating as many of the Lower Mainland’s 40-plus skateparks as possible in pursuit of a new world record. A team of videographers and photographers chronicled the event. More photos and information on our website at

Judge denies sale of NV complex Jane Seyd

A B.C. Supreme Court justice has refused to grant the sale of a large North Vancouver apartment and townhouse complex to a developer after a number of current owners said they’d suffer hardship if forced from their homes.

Justice William Ehrcke recently turned down a request from one group of property owners at Cypress Gardens who petitioned the court to force the sale of the 50-year-old complex. Those owners, including a former member of the management council for the complex, went to court last fall after Polygon Homes offered to buy the nine-acre, 177-unit property on Westview

Cypress Gardens owners split over developer’s purchase offer

Drive for about $63 million. That deal never got off the ground, because a number of the 135 owners refused to sell their units. After the deal fell through, those in favour of selling the complex petitioned a judge to force the sale, arguing the aging buildings have fallen into disrepair that would cost too much to fix. They also argued owners would make more money if the entire complex was sold at once. But many other people living in complex told the judge they didn’t want to sell and would never be able find similar housing on

the North Shore if forced out of their units. Those opposing the sale included owners on limited incomes, parents of small children and the elderly. They argued it wasn’t right that other owners should be allowed to drive them from their homes. The judge agreed, writing in his ruling March 28, “The evidence before me demonstrates that an order for sale would force particularly vulnerable people out of their homes, including young children, single parents, the elderly, the infirm and people of very limited financial means.” He added he was satisfied that “a substantial number of residents at Cypress Gardens would be unable to purchase comparable replacement homes on the North Shore for the amount of money they would likely realize from a court-ordered sale.” See $350K page 5 ®™ Trademark of AIR MILES International Trading B..V. Used under licence by LoyaltyOne, Inc. and Craftsm man Collision Lttd.


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2 sent to hospital after fight

Seymour to install new quad lift

From page 1

TWO men were rushed to hospital with head injuries early April 4 after they were reportedly gang beaten at a house party in West Vancouver.

The victims, 21 and 23 years old, were at a home in the 300block Kawtin Road some time before 3:30 a.m. when they were set upon by a group of four or five men, according to witnesses. Police said the attackers beat the pair with a blunt instrument, leaving both with injuries to the head and one with severe lacerations on one arm. One of the men left the party and returned to his home on Skawshen Road, where family members called 9-1-1. West Vancouver police responded to the scene and subsequently found the second victim bleeding from the head on Bridge Road near Taylor Way. Both men were taken by ambulance to Lions Gate Hospital where they were treated and released. Police said Thursday they are following up on leads, but have so far made no arrests. “There are a couple of possible suspects, but it hasn’t been narrowed down yet,” said Const. Tammy Khorram, a spokeswoman for the WVPD. Anyone with information is asked to contact the West Vancouver police at 604-9257300. — James Weldon

Fibre fan

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

PREMIER Christy Clark holds a wood pellet at Fibreco Export Inc. during a Thursday visit to the North Vancouver waterfront plant, the province’s largest facility for shipping the pellets. Clark announced she would be departing Vancouver May 12 on a jobs and trade mission to Japan, Korea and the Philippines.

1,156 cm of snow falling since it opened in November. As of April 4, the ski hill had a 535 cm base, which should sustain it to the end of April, according to director of sales and marketing Joffrey Koeman. The total isn’t as high as it was last year, when the resort got about 14 metres, said Koeman, but that fell throughout the year, whereas this season’s heaviest snowfalls have been focused in February and March, leaving the mountain better placed for spring skiing. That, together with the early Nov. 8 opening, mean Cypress will likely have its longest ski season ever this year, he said. North Vancouver’s Mount Seymour, meanwhile, although it has seen a total snowfall similar to its neighbours and has started the month with an approximately six-metre base, will be forced to close April 15 to begin work on a new chairlift. The resort plans to start dismantling its aging double fixed-grip chair the following day and replace it with a $5million quad, which Seymour says will cut trips to its peak from nine minutes to four. The closure will be worthwhile, said spokeswoman Anna Rowinska. “It’s a lot faster,” she said. “It goes at about five metres per second, and it doubles our capacity. . . . We’re always looking to improve the experience for our guests.” Follow us on Twitter: @ NorthShoreNews

Police warning unnecessary: Visa Accident closes

Card company yet to hear of electronic pickpocketing James Weldon

ALARMS raised by police recently about “electronic pick pocketing” are only feeding hype about a problem that doesn’t exist, according to Visa Canada, the maker of many of the cards at the centre of the outcry. In a release issued April 2, North Vancouver RCMP warned residents of the North Shore to protect their embedded-chip credit cards against identity thieves by shielding them with special metallic privacy sleeves. They said new swipe-free Radio Frequency Identification, or RFID, technology, which allows users to make purchases by waving cards near a sensor at check-outs, also make it easier for identity thieves equipped with electronic readers to steal personal information. “By simply walking past you, a person with a card reader acquires your credit card number, expiration date and more,” according to the release. In recent years, police on the North Shore have investigated frauds in the hundreds of thousands of dollars that have affected hundreds of cardholders. Those scams have been perpetrated by traditional means, however, primarily by fraudsters who have tricked victims into providing personal information over the phone or who have used PIN-collecting dummy debit terminals installed in unsuspecting stores. In that time, North Shore police investigators have never reported a case in which the information

was gathered remotely from an RFID chip. Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for the North Vancouver RCMP, conceded there hasn’t been a case on the North Shore to his knowledge, and couldn’t cite one from the Lower Mainland. However, he said, it’s a relatively new scam, so it could just be it hasn’t had a chance to make its way here yet. He also pointed out that without properly scrutinizing their statements, victims may never realize they’ve been defrauded. “The technology exists,” said De Jong, who uses a privacy sleeve for his own cards. “Is it an extreme problem? No. But we are aware of it and we’re putting it out there so people are aware of the potential. “Bad guys have access to the same scanners,” he said. As manufacturers include RF chips in more and more items, he added, whatever potential there may be for RFID fraud today could be “the tip of the iceberg.” The alert, which was circulated by several news outlets, echoes a similar warning from the Surrey RCMP in January. Sgt. Laura Malo, head of the Surrey detachment’s fraud section, told reporters that a passing brush against someone, on a crowded bus for instance, could be enough to wirelessly gather credit card information. This follows reports from numerous American news programs in recent years, warning consumers that they could lose fortunes by leaving swipe-free cards unprotected in their wallets. But Visa Canada, whose payWave cards are among the credit cards deemed to be at risk by police, said the warnings raise the spectre of something that just isn’t going to happen. “There is a remote risk that data can be intercepted, but we have multiple layers of security that address that,” said Gord Jamieson, head of payment system risk for the company. “There’s a lot of hype around this for no real reason.”

To date, said Jamieson, the card company hasn’t received a single report of fraud using the methods described. First of all, he explained, cards have to be within about five centimetres of a scanner to be activated, meaning they can’t be read from any significant distance. Secondly, the only data stored magnetically on the card is the card number, the expiry date, and an additional “dynamic three-digit code” that changes with each transaction, meaning the holder’s name, address and so on couldn’t be captured. If someone did manage to scan a card and use the data to make a dummy, the operation would quickly be tripped up by the rotating three-digit code system, added Jamieson. “Every time (the card) transmits (information), it creates a new dynamic value that is transmitted along with account info that is validated by the issuer,” he said. “Every single transaction, that dynamic code changes. When captured, it can only be relayed once. It could not be done over and over and over again.” Touch-free transactions are capped at $50 per wave, meaning the damage would stop at that amount, said Jamieson. Under Visa’s zero-liability fraud policy, victims wouldn’t even be on the hook for that since the company would cover the loss, he added. “The fraudster is going to go through all this to capture data that he can use once, that can only used for a transaction of up to $50,” said Jamieson. “We just don’t see it happening.” Jamieson acknowledged that metallic sleeves would disrupt any signal going to or from a card, but reiterated his view that they were unnecessary. “We don’t promote that; we don’t see the need for it,” he said. “There are too many layers of security to counterbalance it. It’s just not something we’ve seen in the field.” — with files from Benjamin Alldritt.

Lions Gate

A three-vehicle collision closed Lions Gate Bridge for nearly an hour Monday afternoon, just as long-weekend vacationers were heading back into Vancouver. According to Const. Lindsey Houghton of the Vancouver Police Department, a southbound car was rear-ended as it slowed near the southern end of the bridge about 4 p.m. “The force directed the car into northbound traffic,” he said. “Fortunately nothing major happened.” It could have been much worse, as the driver of a northbound truck managed to slow and swerve in time and only “clipped the car,” Houghton said. Following the collisions, “everyone just basically stopped and it was gridlock for a while.” West Vancouver police assisted with traffic control as a tow truck navigated the crowded road. Three people were taken to hospital with minor injuries and later released. The bridge reopened 50 minutes later. Police are not considering any charges, but the driver of the following car may be ticketed. — Benjamin Alldritt

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SPRING 2012 NEWSLETTER The Coho Society of the North Shore is a volunteer, environmentally-based organization committed to protecting and revitalizing North Shore salmon rivers and streams. Registered under the Society Act of BC, the organization is managed by a board of directors elected by members and those appointed by government and business.


ELECTED DIRECTORS Gordon Adair Rick Amantea John Barker Tom Boppart Larry Carlson Dee Dhaliwal Heather Dunsford Keith Fenton Doug Hammond Les Holroyd Taylor Nettles

APPOINTED DIRECTORS Kevin Dack Chris Lewis Gabrielle Loren Anne McMullin Greg Milner David Stevenson Bill Soprovich Richard Walton Les Holroyd Editor



Education and salmonid activities benefit from fundraising Besides sending an important environmental message, the purpose of the annual Coho Festival and the Society's other endeavors throughout the year is to raise funds for fish culture programs in North Shore Schools, and to support volunteer-managed hatcheries and local groups involved in stream protection projects. Over the years the Society has raised upwards of $400,000 for education and salmonid acitivities on the North Shore. Some of the partner organizations that have received funds from Coho Society joint programs are:

• North Shore Outdoor School • Bowen Island Fish & Game Club • West Vancouver Streamkeepers • Nelson Creek Hatchery • West Vancouver School District • Seymour Salmonid Society • North Shore Streamkeepers • St. Anthony's School • Lawson Creek Revitiliization Group • North Vancouver School District • Morten Creek Hatchery • West Vancouver Shoreline Preservation Society • Univeristy of B.C. Zoology Centre • Sea to Sky Streamkeepers

Partner initiated activities include fish tanks for "Salmonoids in the Classroom" programs in local schools, fish ladders to facilitate migration of adult salmon to upstream spawning habitat, environmental displays for senior students and research on the impact of water temperatures on North Shore streams. The list of partner initiatives goes on. It includes microscopes and laboratory equipment for senior students, incubation trays in volunteer-operated hatcheries, salmon workshops and field trips for students and volunteers and

Fisheries an d Oceans the installa C tion of the anada habitat staff doing new pink on Cypress Creek in ea salmon fish ladder rly August 2011.

public viewing areas for spawning salmon watchers.

Fish ladder helps salmon reach spawning habitat West Vancouver Streamkeepers initiated and completed a project jointly with Fisheries and Oceans Canada for the design, construction and installation of a fish ladder on Cypress Creek. The fish ladder is designed to assist returning adult pink salmon in gaining access to valuable upstream spawing habitat. Pink salmon

typically arrive during the low water summer period and have difficulty advancing past a weir that contains the water intake for the Fisheries and Oceans Laboratory on Marine Drive. In the month of August and early September the height of the weir is too much of a challenge for pink salmon to advance upstream.

The fish ladder is comprised of three aluminum boxes that are bolted together and joined to a metal frame attached to the weir. The ladder is dismantled in October each year and stored at the laboratory until the following July, when it will be re-installed in time for the arrival of the pink salmon run. If left in the creek, the fish ladder

It's Adopt-A-Fish time... You know spring has arrived when the call goes out to release salmon fry into local rivers and streams. On Saturday, April 14, the Coho Society, together with West Vancouver Streamkeepers and Fisheries and Oceans

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Canada invite everyone to come to West Vancouver Memorial Library to the annual Adopt-A-Fish event. Between 10:30 am and 1pm, children can pick up their adoption certificate at the library, and then proceed to Memorial Park Library where they are able to release their salmon into MacDonald Creek. It has become a family event, enjoyed by family members of all ages. There is no charge for participating. Adopt-A-Fish was conceived a decade ago, when the Coho Society identified an opportunity to create greater public awareness of the diversity and importance of local streams. The event

compliments the "Salmonidsin-the-Classroom" program in which most elementary schools in North and West Vancouver participate. The Coho Society has been instrumental over the past 30 years in providing chillers to schools to maintain the classroom incubation tanks for salmon fry at a cool seven degrees. North Shore children have learned much at school about salmon in our neighbourhoods. This is a great opportunity for them to tell you about the life-cycle of a salmon and why it's important to protect habitat.

would likely be damaged by winter stream flows that carry large boulders and debris. The Coho Society shared funding with two Fisheries and Oceans Canada departments and West Vancouver Streamkeepers.

A lasting legacy for Dina Zeitler Under a tall evergreen tree at 13th and Marine Drive sits an irregularily shaped granite rack engraved with the name Dina. It is an appropriate location for a memorial to Dina Zeitler who was instrumental for many years in having this tree decorated with lights for the holiday season. Also became her business, Dina's Hair Vogue, is a short distance west on Marine Drive. Described by close friend Jacci Macavish as "the ultimate West Vancouver citizen", Dina was a past president of the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce and a leader in the activities of the Ambleside Business Association. She also chaired for many years the commitee for the organization

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of the Coho Festival. Dina was finalizing details for the 2010 Coho Festival when she died in June that year. It was in recognition of these and other community involvement that friends and colleagues of Dina's arranged the memorial and gathered in February to celebrate its installation.


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$350K not enough to stay in NV From page 1

The unusual court case came about partly because of a rare ownership arrangement under which purchasers bought into the complex. Originally built as an apartment complex in 1962, the project was converted into a condominium-like ownership arrangement in 1979. Although it functions essentially like a strata title, Cypress Gardens is legally not set up that way. Instead, it was grandfathered under a “common law condominium” arrangement that has since been banned by the province. That’s made it especially difficult to determine under what circumstances one group of owners could force a sale on others. In court hearings this January, the owners who wanted to force a sale told the judge most of the other owners agreed with their position. In his decision, however, Ehrcke noted that those in agreement with the sale appeared to represent less than one-third of the owners. Many of the residents opposing the sale filed affidavits in court, explaining the hardship they would suffer if forced to sell. One couple, Jiang Ni Qu and Joseph Gilles Brule, who have owned their three-bedroom home since November 2009, wrote that the amount offered by Polygon wasn’t enough to provide for a replacement home in North Vancouver — and certainly none that would be comparable to their unit at Cypress Gardens. Carlos Ruiz, current president of the owners’ council, said most owners would have received no more than $350,000 if they had sold to Polygon. “You cannot buy something else (comparable) NEWS photo Mike Wakefield on the North Shore for that kind of money,” he said. A B.C. Supreme Court judge has refused to order a forced sale of the Others, including elderly residents and a single Cypress Gardens complex on Westview Drive to Polygon Homes. mother, said it would be impossible for them to even qualify for higher mortgages and they would be forced to amount of money.” Peter King, one of the owners who petitioned the court for the move from the community. Ruiz said now the court case is over, most of the owners are sale, said he was “very disappointed” in the decision. He said many condominium projects will likely face similar relieved, especially since some people had felt pressured to sign on issues in the next few years. “There are a lot of units similar to to the development deal. He said his priority is now managing the complex’s finances so ours in North Vancouver that are getting towards this age.” King said he doesn’t plan to appeal the decision, but wants to that needed repairs can be carried out at Cypress Gardens. He said some kind of sale in the future is not out of the question, work with the other owners “on a more co-operative basis” to get but only if it ensures current owners won’t suffer hardship as a a deal everyone can live with. “We’re going to try to make peace result. For that to happen, he said, “You have to offer a decent with the ownership,” he said.

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OR hockey fans who recall a decade or more of Canucks’ history, it’s amazing to see how this regular season concluded. No sinking feeling, no do-or-die scraps to claw into eighth place, no bitterly dashed hopes — and no Dan Cloutier. The Canucks are so good right now that after runaway division, conference and league wins last year, the Sedins and company felt they could safely dial it back a little during the regular season. They know what’s coming next. We hated them for it. Fans and pundits alike poured angst and anger on the lack of scoring titles, the slim chance of any individual NHL awards, and the general lack of Godzilla-like league domination. We even crafted a goaltending controversy out of thin air.

Yet here they are, with a second consecutive President’s Trophy in hand and much of the post-season about to unfold on home ice, starting today. If fans’ hopes for the regular season were overheated, expectations for the playoffs border on thermonuclear. No more talk about a deep run or a conference title. This time it’s for all the marbles. It’s win the Stanley Cup or . . . or the sun comes up the next day. It’s only a game. The Canucks have matured into a solid professional unit, that appears to have learned from last year’s “failure” to win it all. But have we, as fans, also matured? Can we put our heart into the hometown team’s success without having to ransack and burn said town if those puck bounces don’t go our way? Let’s hope so. Go Canucks!


Tories favour oil over small business

Dear Editor: In your April 1 story, MPs Laud Budget Cuts, Job Boosts, you quoted North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton saying: “In order to grow the economy we have to help entrepreneurs and small- and medium-sized businesses. Those are the large job creators in Canada.” That was an interesting statement for Mr. Saxton to share with you because, in practice, it would appear that he would rather place several small businesses in his riding in the path of oil super tankers, than stand up to Mr. Harper as he tries to fast track the Enbridge Northern Gateway project. Several very successful wilderness tourism companies based in North Vancouver are ignored as we plead for the super tankers not to be allowed along the waterways off B.C.’s Inside Passage. Travellers and photographers from all over the world come here to see and photograph the soul-stirring landscapes, the spirit bear, grizzly bears and enjoy

some of the best whale-watching in the world. They generate millions and millions of dollars and support thousands of jobs. These tourists come for a wilderness experience, yet spend just as much money enjoying Vancouver and many other smaller communities along the way. If the super tankers come to our coast, these successful wilderness tourism businesses, the jobs they offer, the many spin-off businesses they support, the taxes and park-use permits they pay will all be adversely affected or worse, lost. Why then, would Mr. Saxton choose not to answer the many calls and emails asking for an appointment with him to discuss the potential destruction of our businesses, small businesses that with no help from government have been growing each year, even in tough economic times? Why can’t Mr. Saxton take the time to help us grow the economy? Trish Boyum North Vancouver

B.C. Conservatives should not accept floor-crossers Dear Editor: I regret that the leader of the B.C. Conservative Party has accepted the recent departure of a Liberal MLA to sit as a B.C. Conservative in the people’s legislature. Something I dearly felt should not have been allowed. The B.C. Conservative candidates, like myself, in the 2009 election spent plenty of time and resources running as candidates who differed from the sitting B.C. Liberal MLAs in many ways. I believed in free enterprise with a social and ethical conscience. I believed, and still do, in individual rights and


freedoms as afforded to us under our Constitution. I also believed that my principles and values were not for sale. As a BCCP candidate I spoke about the truth and the reality of Gordon Campbell’s mockery of governing and hindering the democratic process. I was told by many voters, like minded, that I would split the vote. Well I stand today with my head up high knowing that my campaign for true change was real and honest. Unfortunately, voters chose to re-elect the same people to office who were having difficulty governing the province without a vision and real mandate.

So the B.C. Conservatives will become the new B.C. Liberals disguised in blue, but having again denied the people a true choice for change. Leader John Cummins must turn to those candidates that stood up for the party values and worked hard to afford MLA John Van Dongen an opportunity to be an opportunist for himself, a defecting and self-interested human being. I hope Mr. Cummins will no longer accept B.C. Liberals crossing the floor. Eddie Petrossian North Vancouver

You can get another yellow bag Dear Editor: Regarding the April 6 letter Yellow Bag Recycling Limits Make No Sense: Colleen, that’s terrific you are an avid recycler; the more the better! Please note that you can request additional yellow bags. In your example, you had placed paper in a large clear bag. As you heard, staff are directed to pick up from official containers only, which includes blue boxes, yellow bags and blue bags. To help you out, I checked the recycling website (nsrp. You can request another yellow bag as you may occasionally have extra recyclable paper material. You can either pick it up yourself or they will deliver the extra bag(s) to you. That is great service. Judith Brook North Vancouver



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A shame, but better this show didn’t go on

“I knew I’d just done one of the most amazing things that I will ever get a chance to do. Just to be a part of a musical … and to pull it off and to think that we’ve done something that’s really special.” Scottish-born actor, Gerard Butler

FOR this year at least, Elsa Sainas will not have the chance to experience the rush of excitement that accompanies a successful theatre performance.

Just Asking

Elizabeth James

Sainas doesn’t live on the North Shore, but the predicament she and 50 of her fellow performers share at Coquitlam’s Terry Fox secondary is being repeated in schools throughout British Columbia. Extra-curricular sports, concerts and other functions are being curtailed because teachers have no other way to bolster their negotiating position than to withdraw the substantial volunteer contributions they make to the educational system. So, since last October, the Coquitlam students have been rehearsing for a performance of the musical Legally Blonde which now cannot take place. That’s because their teacher-director has decided he must take a stand against Bill 22 — legislation the B.C. Liberals euphemistically call the Education Improvement Act.

The B.C. Teachers’ Federation has done little to improve its reputation for employing unrealistic, clumsyfooted strategies to make its case. On the contrary, it could be argued that the BCTF grade-point average dropped even lower when its negotiating team charged out of the gate with a demand for a 15-percent wage increase that flew in the face of the provincial government warning to all public sector employees that it would stand pat on a zero increase. After a year of unproductive bargaining, how Education Minister George Abbott can believe Bill 22 “improves” education is beyond me. That is especially so when the bill does nothing to redress what the courts found unconstitutional about the government’s 2002 legislation — Bills 27 and 28 — that took class size and composition off

the negotiating table. Caught in the middle of this immature and costly behaviour are frontline teachers, their students and school administrators. On hearing the story about the cancellation of Legally Blonde, I wondered whether I knew someone who might be willing to volunteer their theatre experience to pick up where the drama coach had left off and help the students to stage the performance at another location. Members of the North Shore Light Opera Society came to mind and I wrote to ask whether the idea was feasible. The response from NSLOS president/producer Roger Nelson was not only encouraging, it arrived that same evening. Asking for more details, Nelson said he would “definitely try to pursue” the idea. Eagerly awaiting what I thought would be an excited reaction from Coquitlam, I was surprised when the students declined the opportunity. Surprised, that is, until I heard their rationale and realized yet again that we often learn as much about life from the younger generation as they do from the examples adults set. Explaining that her teacher was unable to talk to the media, Sainas put the case from the students’ perspective. In a nutshell, the 50-strong cast of Legally Blonde wanted to

remain loyal to “a teacher and other supporting directors (who) treat us like professionals, but also like their own kids,” she began. “Our drama teacher teaches us skills not just for the stage but for life. He has always taught us to stand up for what we believe in . . . for who we are. The least we could do was stand behind him.” The history as Sainas described it was that, in 2007/2008, the school theatre was placed under the management of an outside company — even though blueprints obtained by students of the day clearly marked the space as a “drama classroom.” As an aside, judging by the experience of North Vancouver’s new Sutherland secondary, that may have been the only way the Coquitlam school district could afford to provide theatre space at the Terry Fox school. Nevertheless, “at the end of the battle” that ensued, Sainas said agreement was reached that 85 eight-hour units of theatre time would be provided for the whole school, with the rest of the time being rented out to other dance groups, etc. The replacement drama classroom is now on the opposite side of the school from the theatre, and stagecraft courses “are based on the dimmer switch in our portable.” Sainas ended her passionate

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Shipping and handling is extra Helicopter finds QUESTION

You guys catch a crook and discover he is on the lam from another province where he faces a court date on a number of charges. Do you: 1) Deal with him here only, or does that depend on seriousness of charge or type of warrant? 2) Deal with him here, then always ship him back if there is any sort of warrant? 3) Have to pay for the shipping costs or does the receiving province pay? How often does this happen, and how much does it cost the local budget? Mike Smith North Vancouver Dear Mr. Smith: Thank you for your question. The answer to your question depends on a few considerations, all underscored by the concept of “the public interest.” It is a decisionmaking principle applied to certain matters that considers

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Peter DeVries the well-being of the general public balanced against a combination of convenience and necessity. In other words, how important is this to public welfare? Firstly, the court of jurisdiction must be established. With just a few exceptions, only the court in an area where an offence has been committed may hear a trial about that offence. If a person commits a theft in Blow Me Down, Newfoundland (hands down, the province with the best names in the country), then the

trial must be held in Port De Grave, which houses the court of jurisdiction. Secondly, the type of warrant in place must be considered. Warrants can be endorsed or unendorsed. The judge who has issued the warrant may have endorsed, or signed, part of the warrant that allows a person to be released by a peace officer on a recognizance. Such release usually requires the person to follow certain conditions and to pay a financial penalty for failure to do so. The recognizance is applied instead of requiring the person to remain in custody until appearing in court before a judge for a bail hearing, as is the case for unendorsed warrants. Next, what is called the returnable radius of the warrant must be established. For serious offences, the warrant will be Canada-wide, in other cases, the warrant radius will be provincial, and in still others, the warrant may establish a radius of a certain distance, say 100 kilometres. These considerations are set in place

by the Crown counsel who has laid the charge in court. The Crown counsel makes these decisions based upon, you guessed it, public interest. If the crook in Blow Me Down stole a two-dollar postcard and was then arrested in Vancouver, it is very unlikely that the court of jurisdiction would consider paying the cost to return him to stand trial. However, if a more erudite thief stole Group of Seven painter Arthur Lismer’s $2million painting of Dan’s Hole (Blow Me Down’s nickname) from a local gallery, then the Crown would likely obtain a Canada-wide warrant. Peter DeVries District West Response Sergeant North Vancouver RCMP Follow Peter on Twitter at www.

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curtailed or cancelled programs, for imminent or accomplished school closures, and for the present turmoil that has erupted from North Vancouver School District #44 plans to sell off what it says are lands “surplus to its needs.” One day, I’d like to meet the teacher who inspired the entire

cast of Legally Blonde to “support a person who (has given) so much of himself, financially, personally and work-wise.” My sincere thanks go to Elsa for taking the time to share this story on behalf of the cast and her teacher, and to Roger Nelson for his willingness to do what he could to help. They are all bright lights in a sometimes gloomy world.

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Irish visitor went out of bounds James Weldon

A snowboarder from Ireland got an unwelcome taste of the Canadian wilderness last week when he went out of bounds at Cypress Bowl and wound up trapped for hours in a gully above Howe Sound. The 30-year-old was riding with a group of friends near the mountain’s Sky Chair at about 4 p.m. when he and the others ducked under a boundary rope and descended the rugged eastern slopes. The victim soon got separated from the others, peeling off into the precipitously steep Montizambert Creek drainage. He continued down the gully until it became too dangerous to continue. Trapped, the boarder called his friends to tell them he was in trouble. The others alerted Cypress ski patrol, but the man lost cell contact before they could pin down his location. With the light fading, the call was passed on to North Shore Rescue, who launched a search. The volunteer group sent ground teams into the area and called in a helicopter to scour the mountainside from the air while West Vancouver police tried unsuccessfully to nail down the man’s co-ordinates by pinging his cellphone. A little after 7 p.m., the lost boarder climbed to an area with cell coverage and managed to get a call out to rescuers. Using the man’s description of his surroundings, they redirected the helicopter, which soon spotted him from the air. The ground team reached him after dark, hiking him out of the area at about 10 p.m. The victim was cold but unhurt. The incident left him badly rattled, said NSR team leader Tim Jones, who talked to the man by phone during the rescue. “This particular individual was very scared by his experience; he did not understand the heinous terrain he was in,” said Jones. “He said he thought he was going to die.”





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The Real Housewives of Vancouver that is, and judging from the buzz circulating the city Thursday, it’s unlikely that these five wealthy women will be disappearing from the limelight any time soon. Many viewers popped open a bottle of wine and settled onto their couches to take in the long-awaited series launch last Wednesday night. Self-proclaimed “mamapreneur” Jody Claman, 48, of West Vancouver was first to light up the screen, donning a fur hat fit for a soviet leader. Claman’s outfits only got more ridiculous as the show continued and, luckily for the viewers, so did her insults. Parading around in her tiara and rug-like purple shawl, she advised the other ladies to lay off the Botox and “get therapy.” We met single Yaletown mom Mary Zilba next, following a “surprise” invitation to Whistler from Claman. Zilba, 47, who is apparently a Canadian pop star, seems far too nice for the show and will likely get eaten up by the other ladies. Including her best friend Ronnie Seterdahl Negus. Negus, 43, lives with her family in a gated community in West Vancouver and claims she

has “all the toys you’d need to live life large in Vancouver.” If that means a private tennis court, yacht, jet skis and a private jet, then yeah, she does. Shortly after saying she likes hanging out with “people who have a little bit less,” Claman introduced us to housewife number 4, Reiko MacKenzie, who is in the middle of purchasing a customized red Ferrari to add to her fleet of luxury cars. MacKenzie, a 37-year-old Shaughnessy mom, seems relatively laid-back and even said she almost went to law school, before she realized that she could get married and not work instead. The cast rounds out with Christina Kiesel, “30,” who immediately announced that her main source of income is two divorces but seemed oddly hurt when the other ladies refer to her as a gold-digger. A Whistler weekend involving a lot of food but not much eating and a drunken birthday bash turned strip show were the highlights of the first two episodes, with name calling and passive aggressive behaviour littered throughout. It’s worth noting that the show looks amazing — packed with breathtaking shots of the North Shore, Downtown and Whistler that do a great job of tourism promotion for the Vancouver area. All told, it promises to be an entertaining, if not necessarily smart, first season of The Real Housewives of Vancouver. But, as the show proves, brains are kind of overrated anyway. Episode 3 of The Real Hosewives of Vancouver, She Should Have Kept Her Clothes On, runs tonight (Wednesday) at 7 and 10 p.m. on Slice.

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Balmoral area residents say parking issues come with adult ed Jeremy Shepherd

A new program at Balmoral school will crowd the area with traffic, according to residents who urged District of North Vancouver council to bring the community’s concerns to the school district at a meeting April 2. Adult continuing education classes are scheduled to share Balmoral with an alternative program for struggling and vulnerable students beginning this September. “The additional 150 vehicles would overwhelm the limited onsite parking and spill over onto Mahon and neighbouring streets,” stated John Hinze, a director with the Norwood Queens Community Association in his written submission to council. Coun. Doug Mackay-Dunn suggested a series of discussions with community associations, the municipality and the North Vancouver school board to drive a solution on the issue. His suggestion drew loud applause from the 40 concerned residents in council chambers. “We’ll continue to stay close to this issue and work with the school district,” promised Mayor Richard Walton. Besides the extra traffic and limited parking, the program also fails to utilize a vital part of the community, according to Hinze. “If these recommended closures proceed, the Balmoral and Seycove communities will be severely underserved at the secondary level, with capacity for only half of the resident student population,” Hinze argued. “We have a stable base of children in

our community and we need schools to send them to.” “As a graduate of Balmoral secondary, I lament its demise,” said Coun. Roger Bassam. “We need to keep reaching out to the school district,” said Coun. Alan Nixon, who added that he was not totally optimistic. A new parking lot at Balmoral would also carry a hefty price for the community, according to Hinze. “The additional required parking would come at the expense of one or more of the athletic fields, which are already identified as scarce in the (official community plan),” he stated. The vast increase in traffic near the Lucas Centre, which also hosts adult education classes, has been handled with speed bumps and other traffic calming measures, according to former City of North Vancouver mayoralty candidate Ron Polly. “It’s been a mystery to us why they’re closing Lucas Centre down,” Polly said. “It won’t work at Balmoral.” A local business would not be able to bring extra cars into the neighbourhood without parking lots to handle them, according to one resident. “Any other enterprise. . . would have to comply with parking requirements,” said Troy Vassos. “The district has nowhere to put those but on the street,” said Barbara McKinley, a director with the Norwood Queens Community Association. The additional traffic places “a huge burden on the community,” according to McKinley.



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Featured artist Susan Allen An opening reception for Susan Allen’s solo show, Sea Beginnings, was held at the Silk Purse Arts Centre April 3. Allen works in egg tempera, one of the oldest and longest-lasting painting mediums. Her aquatic scenes are inspired by the world of water and its impact on the environment and creatures that reside within it. The exhibition will remain on display at the West Vancouver gallery until April 15. Info:

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Digital Age

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Time to test new tools IT is time to put all my theories to the test.

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Stories for sale SHIRLEY Forrester (left) and Elsa O’Connor sort through samples of books available at the upcoming Friends of the Library annual Spring Book Sale, at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, in the Welsh Hall, at 1950 Marine Dr., April 13-14, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. There will be a Friends Only pre-sale ($10 to join) Thursday, April 12, 6-8:30 p.m.

Plant selection trumps size

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Gardeners may differ in opinion from survey WHAT’S more important: The size of plants in your yard, the design sophistication or the plant selection? In a paper published by Alex X. Niemiera, of the Virginia Tech department of horticulture, some interesting answers to that question were revealed. Niemiera’s work, along with studies from other researchers, looked at the increase in property value

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attributed to landscaping. As a gardener at heart, the size of the plants in my garden may be important but plant selection outweighs all other concerns, at least for me. When looking at increasing property value by installing new landscaping, building in sizable plants can be achieved only to the limit of what’s commercially available and what the budget will afford; whereas, design sophistication can be worked on inexpensively on paper until just the right mix of elements, lifestyle improvements and affordability is attained. Many of the choices and perceptions surrounding landscape value depend on whether you are selling or

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Well, perhaps not all. I don’t quite know how to test my theory that sharks will not eat politicians out of professional courtesy. However, many of my theories are about to be put to the test. One theory is about how we can use new tools in education. The test subject: me. I have returned to school at the age of 53. Over the next few years, I am taking a master’s in communications and we have begun the first classes. “Classes” may be a bit misleading, as the majority of the work is being done online, so “sessions” may be a better term. I am in the happy position of being able to use myself as guinea pig and test out first-hand many of the ways technology can be a benefit in education. The online nature of my course is perfect, and I am very excited as I begin. Actually, I am most excited about the fact that I can go to a school where the teacher can’t hit me (child of the ’60s — you draw the picture). My new school, Royal Roads, has a rich history of See App page 15

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Here are a few ideas that I think are not only clever but will make you say, “Why didn’t I think of that?” Bag holder It’s a simple idea, but ingenious. The next time you use up all your disinfectant cloths or baby wipes, keep the container. Simply give it a good wash with warm soapy water and let it dry. Choose a pretty, patterned paper and measure the outside of the container so the paper will fit around the circumference. Cut the paper to fit and tape the ends together. Fill the inside with your plastic grocery bags for future use. Wine boxes Wine boxes make wonderful shoe storage racks. Once the wine is gone, keep the box and lay it on its side. Be sure to keep the cardboard dividers that go inside. Couple

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delivering distance education and has a well-tested curriculum. An online tool (Moodle) is the framework where the school community meets and exchanges everything from idle chitchat to course materials and assignments. I am determined to use the tools I speak so frequently about. So with our first reading assignments I have committed to avoiding printing any pages at all. I am going to be the greenest of green students. The first assignment included reading four or five, 10- to 20-page PDF papers. I downloaded the papers to my computer, then uploaded them to DropBox where I can access the papers on my iPad. Now I had to make my first decision. I needed to choose an app to read my papers. Normally, if you printed the papers you could make notes on the printed pages, then refer to those notes as you write your assignments. But as I intend not to print, I need an app that will allow me to make notes on the PDF documents, and save them back to DropBox so I can open my note-enriched papers on my computer when it is time to write my assignments. Following me so far? There are hundreds of apps that will allow you to annotate PDF documents, but the one I chose is Notability (99 cents). I am able to open the PDF documents, make notes using handwriting and highlighting (using a stylus) and save the documents as I go. So far, after only a few

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Treasure hunt MARILYN Parsons (left), Susan Hughes and Lisa Broom check out some of the items that will be on sale at the Highlands United Church Collectibles and Antiques Sale, Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-noon, at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. For more information email days I am getting into the swing of the process. I do think it is easier to accomplish this the oldfashioned way, with paper and pen, but I am hoping that I will gain a comfort level with the process. As time goes on, Mother Nature — if not the B.C. logging and pulp and paper industries — will thank me. The downside is the actual note-taking. I am still not 100 per cent onboard with the iPad and stylus combination, but I am convinced it is only a matter

of time before it becomes second nature. Technology is going to be tested as I go through this process, every bit as much as I will be, and it will be fascinating to see how both perform. Now, if you will excuse me, I have some reading to do. Steve Dotto is host of Dotto Tech, 6 p.m. Wednesdays on AM650. Email your questions and comments to questions@ Visit him online at or at

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NOTICE is hereby given, under the provisions of the Local Government Act, that a Public Meeting will be held on MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC.


DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. 2011-00012 PEETS, BIRMINGHAM & WOOD ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS has applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to properties legally described as Lot 12, Except the south 10 ft., Now lane of Lot 1, Block 229, D.L. 545, Plan 1422, located at 157 East 27th Street, as indicated on the sketch, to vary the provisions of the “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”, to permit a 982 sq. ft. Level-B Accessory Coach House at the rear of the property. The building height complies with the height envelope. DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2011-00015 As part of the same application PEETS, BIRMINGHAM & WOOD ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS has applied for a Development Permit with respect to the property legally described above, located at 157 East 27th Street. This Development Permit ensures the Level-B Accessory Coach House, described above, is constructed in compliance with the Level-B Accessory Coach House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. APPLICANT: PEETS, BIRMINGHAM & WOOD ARCHITECTS AND PLANNERS

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p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from April 5, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please go to publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planning Technician II, Community Development, at cwilkinson@cnv. org or 604-990-4206. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Meeting.

Public Hearing NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. BYLAW NO. 8233 To rezone Lot 18, Block 13, D.L. 273, Plan 1063, as indicated on the sketch, located at 642 East 5th Street. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property FROM: RS-1 (One Unit Residential) Zone TO: CD-621 (Comprehensive Development 621) Zone to permit a 1,000 sq. ft. Level-B Accessory Coach House at the rear of this property. The building height complies with the height DEVELOPMENT PERMIT NO. 2012-00002 If issued, the Development Permit will ensure the Level-B Accessory Coach House, described above is constructed in compliance with the Level-B Accessory Coach House Development Permit Guidelines and all other applicable bylaws and guidelines of the City. APPLICANT: DOUGLAS MACINTOSH/JOHN McNALLY This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. 8>D !B#!#@D" 1&76(/ -D:D7#!'D%= ?DB'<= 6!!7<$6=<#% 6%" BD7D:6%= 56$9AB#;%" '6=DB<67 '6& 5D <%@!D$=D" 6= =>D #C)$D #C =>D 0<=& 07DB9 5D=(DD% .+4* 6,', 6%" 3+** !,',/ 2#%"6& to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from April 5, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please go to Please direct inquiries to Mr. Christopher Wilkinson, Planning Technician II, Community Development, at or 604-990-4206.

Public Hearing NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, APRIL 16, 2012 AT 7:00 P.M. in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. BYLAW NO. 8234 To rezone Lot 11 except the south 10 ft. and the east 10 ft. now highways, Block 83, D.L. 550, Plan 1232, as indicated on the sketch, located at 355 East 12th Street. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property FROM: RS-1 (One Unit Residential 1) Zone TO: CD-622 (Comprehensive Development 622) Zone to permit two storey plus cellar, duplex building. The units have been designed in a back/front alignment. A detached two car garage and one surface parking stall will be located at the rear of the property with access from the rear lane. APPLICANT: KARL WEIN This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 p.m. on Monday, April 16, 2012, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. 8>D !B#!#@D" 1&76( 6%" BD7D:6%= 56$9AB#;%" '6=DB<67 '6& 5D <%@!D$=D" 6= =>D #C)$D #C =>D 0<=& 07DB9 5D=(DD% .+4* 6,', 6%" 3+** p.m., Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays, from April 5, 2012. If you wish to view the material online please go to publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Ms. Barbara Westmacott, Planner II, Community Development, at or by phone at 604-990-4216. 141 West 14th Street, NorthNorth Vancouver BC V7M Tel: |604-985-7761 | Fax:| 604-985-9417 141 West 14th Street, Vancouver BC 1H9 V7M |1H9 Tel: 604-985-7761 Fax: 604-985-9417


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Combination of design elements yields best return From page 13

the space to allow potential buyers to feel comfortable when viewing the property. Pruning of plants before a sale should not be done to prune every plant into round balls, which only makes the landscape look dated and needing replacement. For the homeowner who is not selling and plans to stay for several years, landscape improvements can be designed and chosen to be more lifestyle friendly and focused on improving the outdoor living space while allowing the improvements to be phased in as the budget allows. Patios and decks are generally the most common type of outdoor lifestyle improvement. After all, a space to sit and relax suits almost everyone’s lifestyle. Walkways are often overlooked for improvement, even though many of them are built too small to accommodate growing families and future access needs. The best advice I can offer when building a walkway is to save the small, narrow pathways for inside garden beds. Build sidewalks around the house in proportion to the size of the house. The standard

1.2-metre-wide sidewalk seen around so many homes always looks diminutive and undersized in relation to the house. Wider is better with walkways, to improve design proportion and to provide comfortable access in future. For my money, poured concrete walkways seem a little passé, especially when compared to the many types of natural stone, pavers and slabs available today. But gardens are not just hard surfaces or a collection of plants that live around the house. Gardens are places of relaxation and inspiration, or at least they should be. The creation of a sense of sanctuary in the garden by combining plants, features and outdoor living space will always yield the best monetary and spiritual return for the long-term owner. In a previous column I quoted some facts and figures published by the Journal of Environmental Horticulture that outlined returns on investment when landscaping the home. By far the best monetary return (five to 10 per cent to the value of the property) came from the additions of sophisticated landscape design elements. Just exactly what sophisticated means is open to some interpretation;

however, we are generally talking about adding formalized and well-designed planting beds, walkways, driveways, patios, ponds, arbors, pergolas, outdoor barbecue areas, above ground decks, properly placed trees of merit and so forth. Niemiera concluded in his paper that the return on investment for landscape

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proving women’s status and human rights. The North Vancouver club meets on the second Thursday of every month at 7 p.m., September to May, at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. The April 12 speaker will be Gail Hunt, teacher, author, quilt-maker and currently the builder of a “green” house, who will speak on building a home to grow old in. Info: 604-9801274 or www.cfuwnvwv.vcn. My Favourite Things Photo Contest: North Vancouver Museum and Archives will hold a social media “show and tell” until May 15 in conjunction with their latest exhibit “Made in B.C. — Homegrown Design.” Submit images of your favourite things and explain why you love them via Facebook, Twitter or email. Info: Technology Class: An Introduction to Facebook and Twitter Tuesday, April 10, 2-4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Computer Class — Press Display, Mango Languages: A free demonstration-style class Thursday, April 11, 7-8:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Learn how to read newspapers from around the world and how to take online language courses. Registration not required. Info: 604-998-3450 or Canadian Federation of University Women — North Vancouver: CFUW is a national organization committed to im-

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Deep Cove Bookworms: A book club that meets the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. in a private home will hold its next meeting April 12. New members welcome. Info and location: or 604-980-4011. Join Jane: Drop by the fireplace area at Lynn Valley library for informal one-on-one chats with North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite Thursday, April 12, 10-11 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd. West Vancouver Friends of the Library Book Sale will take place April 13 and 14, 10 a.m.4 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. There will be a friends only pre-sale Thursday, April 12, 68:30 p.m. The Norse Myths: An adult storytelling weekend will take place April 13 and 14, 7:30 p.m., April 14, 10 a.m. and April 15, 10:30 a.m. at Vancouver Waldorf school, 2725 St. Christophers Rd., North Vancouver. Listen to tales of Viking gods told by 25 professional sto-

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JI-IN Hum (left), Chris Martineau and Liam Graham get ready to gather refundables for the Handsworth secondary Bottle Drive to benefit the music program at the school. Refundable pop and juice containers, alcohol bottles and cans will be collected Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-4 p.m., in the Handsworth catchment area, or drop off at the school’s auto shop, 1044 Edgewood Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-928-9899, or rytellers from near and far. On Saturday evening there will be a Norse feast. Admission for the entire weekend (including feast) is $45 with adjusted rates for partial participation. For tickets or more information email

Your Child’s Sexual World is Bigger Than You Think: A parenting series with a presentation on “How to Talk to Your Kids About Sexuality” Friday, April 13 and on Friday, May 25 the topic will be “Love, Sex and Good Relationships.”

Workshops will be from 7 to 9 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Fee: $15 per session. Free child minding will be available. To register visit the website at www.northvanrec. com.

Collectibles and Antiques Sale: The elegant, the unusual and forgotten treasures will be for sale Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-noon at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont See more page 22


“Highways Closing and Disposition Bylaw, 2012, No. 8236” (Closing and removal of highway dedication and disposition of closed highway located adjacent to 253 East 14th Street) TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Section 40 of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of April 16th, 2012, intents to adopt Bylaw No. 8236 to do the following: Stop up and close and remove the highway dedication on those portions of road containing 560.6 square meters dedicated by Plan 1406 and lying adjacent to Lot A Plan 6507 and Lot 2, Plan 10091 (except plan 6507) all in District Lot 548, Group 1 NWD (the “Adjacent Land”) as shown within the bold outline on Reference Plan prepared by P.J. Burnham, a British Columbia land surveyor, on the 29th day of March, 2012 and as substantially shown on the sketch attached. FURTHER TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 24(1), 26(1) and 26(3) of the Community Charter, the Council of the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver at the Council meeting of April 16th, 2012, intends to adopt Bylaw No. 8236 to also provide for the disposition of the closed road as follows: . The portion of Closed Road will not be made available to the public for acquisition and will be disposed of by The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver to Vancouver Coastal Health Authority, the owners of the lands immediately adjacent to the closed road portion – 253 East 14th Street and 240 East 13th Street, in order to allow the consolidation and redevelopment of lands owned by the Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. Disposition will consist of the sale of the fee simple interest at a nominal value ($10.00) or gifting of the fee simple interest to Vancouver Coastal Health Authority. APPLICANT: THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NORTH VANCOUVER A sketch plan showing the location of the proposed Highway Closing is shown here. Bylaw No. 8236 may be inspected at the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall, 141 W.14th Street, North Vancouver between the hours of 8:30am and 5:00pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays. Those persons who consider they are affected by the bylaw will be allowed to make representations to Council at the meeting of April 16, 2012. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the above Highway Closing and Disposition please contact Ian Steward, Property Valuator-Negotiator Corporate Services, at 604.983.7358 or 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604-985-7761 | Fax: 604-985-9417

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the North Vancouver Football Club

Registration Now Open

For the 2012/13 season beginning September 2012. All ages and all skills can register now. KICK START! NVFC’s New U5 Parent & Tot Program. The program is open to children born in 2007. Visit our website for online registration and more information.

Outreach to Our Community NVFC realized early on that one of the many benefits to being a large club was the ability to provide large-scale outreach initiatives. The fact that the 3 former boys clubs had always had players and members involved in various outreach initiatives laid the foundation for this important work to continue. In September 2010, NVFC partnered with OA Project’s Play Soccer So They Can (PSSTC) to dedicate a weekend of fundraising and awareness for war-affected youth. OA Project’s is currently bringing soccer to war-affected youth in Uganda and funds raised during the PSSTC weekend were directed to this effort. The response from the NVFC players, parents and volunteers was overwhelming, with just over $5,300 being raised during our inaugural weekend with this 2010 event. The 2nd annual PSSTC weekend was also a tremendous success, with $5,700 being raised. Watch for this year’s event. Other outreach initiatives include a sock drive for the homeless and individual teams donating their time and efforts to causes that are important to them. Photos of these outreach initiatives can be viewed on our website. For more information check out our website.

On January 7th, 2010, the former North Vancouver Lions Gate Soccer, Lynn Valley and Mount Seymour Soccer Associations held a vote to merge. The resulting new and larger club would translate into a stronger voice when speaking to the needs of our players at the District and City levels, greater and more efficient use of resources and streamlining of volunteerism. The memberships of these 3 former soccer clubs sent a clear message that change was needed, by approving this merger. The newly formed North Vancouver Football Club (NVFC) was now in a position to move forward with sights set clearly on developing a club that brings about great change, to the benefit of its players. Since that historic vote, the North Vancouver Football Club (NVFC) has taken significant strides: the development of

were huge successes. In addtion, more effective use of the Artificial Turf time has led to gravel being removed as a home field assignment.

a NVFC logo and Vision and Values statements and a new U5 program has been launched. The 1st Annual NVFC Soccer Tournament held last spring and most recently, our 2nd Annual Tournament,

At the NVFC June 2011 AGM, the membership voted to approve the proposed merger of NVFC, with the NorVan Metro Football Club and the North Shore Soccer Development Association. Part of this merger included NorVan and NSSDA agreeing to adopt the NVFC name as well as the Constitution and Bylaws. As of August 30, 2011, the newer and bigger NVFC now has both a Men’s division and a development centre now called the Centre of Excellence.

The NVFC Centre of Excellence Is Now Open The North Vancouver Football Club (NVFC) and the North Shore Soccer Development Center (NSSDC) are pleased to announce a successful merger. The development centre is now operating as the NVFC Centre of Excellence (COE). The COE will continue to provide the high quality development programs for players of all ages and levels of skill wanting to develop their soccer skills and compete at a level that challenges them. For more information about development programs visit our website.

Men's Soccer Now Part of NVFC The last year has been an exciting time for the NVFC with the storied Norvan FC joining the club to bring Men’s soccer to the NVFC. NVFC Norvan Pacific, newly promoted to the top amateur division in the province, were successful in securing a Premier league spot for next season in the VMSL (Vancouver Metro Soccer

League). Now with six men’s teams, the NVFC is able to provide our 18-year-old graduating youth players with a range of options to continue playing soccer under the NVFC banner. With this bridgework in place, the future of soccer on the North Shore is ready to take flight.

A Big Thank You to Our Generous Partners for Your Support NVFC has enjoyed the support of a number of generous partners in our North Shore community this year including Neptune Docks, Self Storage Depot, DLO Move Support Services, Tim Horton’s, Roger’s Group Financial, Mark Haslam Real Estate, Citahealth and DHg Canaccord in addition to Alexander Holburn Beaudin Lang LLP, Richardson Management and the North Shore News. These generous sponsors support our youth players, the club and our community by helping us fund the significant costs involved in running a range of club programs and making them accessible to as many families in our community as possible. NVFC offers a range of sponsorship opportunities from title sponsor of individual programs to sponsoring of an individual team for as little as $600. If you are interested in learning more about sponsorship options including our team sponsorship program please email us at

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and Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. A family-focused event with face painting, a boot camp class, massages, craft table and more.

Fitness for Families: A fundraiser for Family Services North Shore will take place Saturday, April 14, 9 a.m.-1 p.m. at Lynn Valley Village, Lynn Valley Road

Starry Nights — Black and White Gala: A fundraiser for the Sutherland family of schools Saturday, April 14, 7 p.m.-midnight at Sutherland secondary,

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Orienteering and Outdoor Skills: Learn orienteering and outdoor exploration skills Sunday, April 15, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Capilano River Regional Park, North Vancouver. Test your

Spirituality of Wine: A social gathering, bible study and wine appreciation class April 15, 7 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Fee: $25 per

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David Ley, Canada research chair of geography, will talk about gentrification at the April 16 meeting. New members welcome. Info: 604-925-8445 or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post to our online listings, go to scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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White Rock Semiahmoo Shopping Centre 3189 King George Hwy. Offers available until May 22, 2012, to new TELUS residential clients on a 3 year TELUS TV and Internet service agreement who have not subscribed to TELUS TV or Internet service in the past 90 days. Final eligibility will be determined by a TELUS representative at point of installation. Minimum system requirements apply. Current PVR and digital box rental rates will apply at the end of the 3 year term. *A cancellation fee applies for early termination of the service agreement and will be $10 for TV services and $15 for Internet services, multiplied by the number of months remaining in the term. PVR and digital box must be returned upon cancellation of service. Manufacturer’s suggested retail price of the HP Pavilion g6 laptop is $569.99. TELUS and Hewlett-Packard Development Company, L.P. reserve the right to substitute an equivalent or better laptop without notice. †Includes the Essentials, required for all Optik TV subscriptions, and Optik High Speed Internet service. Regular bundle rate of $65/month starts on month 7. TELUS, the TELUS logo, Optik, Optik TV, Optik Internet and the future is friendly are trademarks of TELUS Corporation, used under licence. © 2012 TELUS.

THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society. Big Brother: Brothers are men over the age of 18, who provide fun and friendship for boys, ages seven to 12, who have limitedto-no contact with their fathers. Big and Little Brothers do a wide variety of no-cost, lowcost activities of their choice like hiking, biking, swimming, movies, listen to music or simply just hanging out. Information services: A volunteer is needed to provide emotional support, referral, and information on diabetes for individuals or families through a telephone support line and walk-in centre. Volunteers will also provide customers with appropriate referrals to association staff or community resources. Distress services: The Crisis Centre is looking for caring, dedicated people to volunteer for their 24/7 Distress Services. Distress Services volunteers answer calls from people in crisis on the regional distress line. They also answer calls from the B.C. wide crisis number 1-800SUICIDE. Volunteers work on the web-based hotline for youth in crisis by conducting one-on-one chats with youth requesting support. School tutor: A volunteer will work with a group or individual students in classroom in all subject areas for approximately two hours a week. Volunteers are needed for English, math, socials and science. Driver: Harvest Project is looking for volunteer drivers. Volunteers will pick up donated food from donors and deliver it to clients. If you are interested in these or other possible volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

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The Chamber gives business a voice

As one of Canada’s oldest serving Chambers and as of one of only 40 founding members of the Canadian Chamber of Commerce, the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce serves the needs of several hundred North Shore based businesses.

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The goal of the Chamber of Commerce is to provide our members and future members with the tools and opportunities to grow their business while at the same time, play the advocate for their business with all levels of government those being municipal, provincial and national. If your business resides in either the City or District of North Vancouver, here are a few thoughts and provide our members and future members with the tools and opportunities to grow their business... suggestions on how your business could benefit from being a Chamber member. For all businesses, there are tangible member benefits which could reduce your

expenses like a fuel discount program; discounted Merchant services as well as access to a group health insurance plan to name just a few.

For all businesses, there are tangible member benefits... The Chamber also organizes and hosts a number of activities and events to

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market your business such as monthly networking breakfasts; Business After 5 and regular luncheons featuring prominent guest speakers. In addition, the Chamber holds a number of annual events including our gala Business Excellence Awards showcasing leading North Vancouver businesses; “Take a Police Officer to Lunch” BBQ; Summer Soiree; “Conversation with the Mayors” luncheon,

...the "Voice of Business"... Governors’ Gala and the spring Business Trade Show. Sponsorship opportunities are available for all events and this provides a great platform to feature your business and create your own unique branding awareness. Since 1906, the North Vancouver Chamber of

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North Vancouver has a strong retail and service sector with some of the most popular tourist attractions in the Lower Mainland. Our film studios bring international attention and produce some of the most watched TV shows. Students come from all

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North Vancouver is blessed with a diversity of businesses. We have the waterfront community who ship Canada’s goods to countries in Asia and all over the world. over Vancouver and in fact the world to attend our University, which specializes in Business and the Arts. These jobs allow employees to work, live and recreate in their community. They help support our theatres, our art galleries, and our social services. They contribute to a healthy environment by reducing commute times. I believe it has also spurred on developers to create a diversity of housing

These jobs allow employees to work, live and recreate in their community. and density to meet the needs of many levels of affordability. We have truly an amazing community – a whole community where business, residents, and tourism and the arts can flourish.

At the Chamber, we believe it is our role to help create an environment for business to flourish so that we all benefit. Attend the North Shore Business Tradeshow at the Pinnacle Hotel on April 18th and meet some of the great companies doing business in North Vancouver. Anne McMullin President of North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce


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NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING Bylaws 7902 and 7903: Eliza Kuttner Park

A Public Hearing is scheduled for 7:00 pm on TUESDAY, April 17, 2012, in the Council Chamber of the District Hall, 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, B.C., to allow the public to make representations to Council respecting matters contained in proposed Bylaws 7902 and 7903. Written submissions will be accepted up to the conclusion of the Public Hearing. Bylaw 7902: The District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Bylaw 7900, 2011, Amendment Bylaw 7902, 2011 (Amendment 1)

Bylaw 7903: The District of North Vancouver Rezoning Bylaw 1276

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Proposed Amendment: Bylaw 7902 proposes to redesignate the subject lands in the Official Community Plan from Residential Level Two to Parks, Open Space, and Natural Areas.

Proposed Amendment: Bylaw 7903 proposes to rezone lands from residential zoning to park zoning. Purpose: The proposed bylaws will allow residential lands to be converted to parkland allowing the creation of a new park. The proposed park will be named Eliza Kuttner Park.

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“I hear what you’re saying but my spouse just won’t agree.” Parents in my groups often talk about the struggle to agree on how to raise the kids. It’s not always easy to be on the same page. Each parent is the product of the parenting styles of their own parents, and when we are dealing with kids we tend to fall back on what we know best, which is our own childhood. And yet, we all know that the easiest way to handle this challenging job called parenting is for Mom and Dad to agree on how you are going to raise the children. But it is sometimes easier said than done. In my book, Who’s In Charge Anyway? I talk about a process you can use at any


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journey. My husband John and I were camping on the beach on the west coast of Vancouver Island. Each afternoon the fog would arrive and we would sit in this grey world, listening to waves, which we could not see as they lapped on the shore. And we talked. I was five months pregnant with our first child and we were looking forward to the birth of this baby with excitement and nervousness. Our conversation was about this new adventure in our lives. We didn’t talk about nursery furniture or diapers. We talked about our goals and wishes. We talked about what we wanted for this child when she was 18. We talked about our childhoods in ways we hadn’t before. What had our parents done with us that we liked? What were our favourite memories? Story followed story. Memories of holidays, birthdays, family dinners, summer trips and playing in the lane behind the house (him) and in the bush behind the house (me). Sitting in front of our tent in this private, mystical world created by the fog, we made promises to each other and to ourselves about how we wanted to raise our children. In retrospect, this was probably the most important

parenting job we did. It set the scene for the next 20 years as we raised our daughter and then our son. In the hurlyburly of child-raising, the task of setting goals can get lost. The total focus becomes diapers and sleep deprivation, playing at the park, getting ready for school and soccer practice. The doing of childraising takes over and fills our days. It can be hard to see beyond the next bedtime, let alone the next 20 years. But goal-setting makes it so much easier to make decisions as you go along on this childraising road. How, you can ask yourself, will this decision, consequence, conversation, help your child reach the goals you’ve set? Besides setting goals what can you do to make working together easier? Don’t argue about discipline, particularly in front of the kids. Work together to develop rules, determine limits and set expectations. If you are not together on this the kids will quickly learn how to play one of you against the other. When you do disagree, work that out as well. In this case, one rule I recommend is that whenever one parent has started a discipline process, that parent finishes it in his or her way. The other parent maintains a respectful silence.

Communicate. It sounds so cliché to say this, but we can get so busy with work and kids that we forget to talk. And when you do talk to each other, also listen respectfully to the other point of view. The more you can work out any parenting situation, the more you can be collaborative in your parenting. And this will be easier. When you know what the other is likely to say or do you won’t be second-guessing each other. And the kids will soon learn that whatever one says the other will agree. Read books, articles, ezines and attend workshops or courses together. If you are learning new approaches or gaining helpful tips it is so much easier when you can learn together and then work together to incorporate any new information into your parenting. Parenting together is a wonderful experience. You will watch your children thrive and grow and your relationship will also thrive and grow. It’s a definite win-win. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. If you want to read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at

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Youngsters grow quickly and their soft developing bones need support to make sure your children grow into healthy adults. This is particularly true of their feet. Now open in West Vancouver at Park Royal, Chic Angels is a children’s shoe store born out of a desire to make sure kids get proper footwear from an early age. Owner Upane Vadhera left the world of business development and finance to make a difference.“The birth of our first daughter was the inspiration to make the transition from the corporate world to small business owner,” says Upane,“especially when we realized how difficult it was to find good quality shoes and clothing for little kids.”

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“We opened at Park Royal under the Chic Angels banner last summer at the former Kiddie Kobbler location when they ran into financial difficulties after having served the North Shore for over two decades. We retained all the staff from that business and have continued to provide the exceptional selection and service that they were known for.” Here, they carry on both Kiddie Kobbler’s reputation for service and add their own understanding of what young children need. “Bones are not fully formed in a child’s foot until age 5. So it is very important to have the right fitting shoe. Shoes that do not fit properly can contribute to poor foot development which can lead to back and muscle problems as the child get older. Our staff understand the importance great customer service and of measuring and fitting the right shoe. Sometimes we spend over 30 minutes to find and fit the right shoe to make sure you walk out happy.” To make sure you get exactly what your child needs, Chic Angels stocks all the heading brands to provide quality footwear for youngsters from newborn up.

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“We carry the largest selection of quality kid’s shoes in the Lower Mainland and have a great selection from newborn booties all the way up to youth sizes and over thirty brands ranging from formal school shoes, runners, ballet flats, rain boots, fashion boots and snow boots. Our key brands are Bloch, Blundstone, Bogs, Geox, Hatley, Keen, Robeez, Sorel, Stride Rite, The North Face, Timberland and Toms.” To complement their footwear selections, Chic Angels also offers a selection of outerwear with an emphasis on locally made products.

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PARENTS and kids get together for Music With JR at North Shore Neighbourhood House. The interactive music program for kids up to five years of age, Mondays 9:30 a.m.-10:15 a.m. starting April 16, features percussion, singing and dance with parent participation. Info and registration: 604-987-8138, or

Double Take: Presentation House Gallery will hold a photography contest designed to inspire and encourage youth. Students are requested to choose an older image and show how the same place, person, object or building has changed over time. Deadline for submissions: Monday, April 30. Info: www.chesterfieldscontest. com. North Vancouver City Library’s Teen Photo Contest and Gala: This year’s theme is The Unseen Shore. Until May

7, teens in Grades 6-12 are invited to email to the library a single photo in which they have captured “places or things you may miss on the North Shore.” A panel of experts will evaluate the submissions and the shortlisted entries will be displayed throughout the library. The winners will be announced at a gala on Saturday, May 26. Info: Adopt-A-Fish and Fish Storytime: All ages are invited for a special fishy storytime and then to release their own baby salmon into McDonald Creek Saturday, April 14, 10:30 a.m.1 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-9257407 or www.westvanlibrary. ca. Rainforest Rambles — Swoop and Soar: Children ages five to eight accompanied by an adult will learn how birds, bats and bugs fly Sunday, April 15, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee:

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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: 604-987-8818. 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 See more page 31

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kids’ stuff From page 30 Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Art Studio: Develop your artistic ability while working on your own projects or try something new. Youth ages 1317 can drop in to the studio, 5:30-6:30 p.m. Wednesdays at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $2. Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $2. Info: 604-982-8311.

Toddler Storytime: Free drop-in for children ages two to three, Wednesdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl. ca.

6:30-9:15 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: or 604988-8911 ext. 1.

one to five, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. at Ron Andrews recreation centre, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Parent participation and supervision is required. Drop-in fee: $1.

Storytime: Free weekly imagination storytime for children up to five years old read by North Shore mom Stef Green. Held every Wednesday from 10 to 10:30 a.m. at Active Baby in Capilano Mall.

Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 physical fitness, citizenship, leadership and fostering an interest in Canada’s civilian and naval maritime communities. Meetings are held Wednesdays,

ToddleTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages 24-36 months, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration

Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Suitable for children ages one to five. Info: 604-986-8977. Mount Seymour United Church Children’s Choir: Children ages five-10 are invited to join the choir that practices every Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The program is all about having fun with music. Info: www. Mount Seymour United Church Youth Choir: Youth ages 11-15 are invited to join the choir that practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No singing or music reading ability required. Info: 604-929-1336 or www. North Shore Celtic Ensemble: Children ages nine to 11 who have at least two years of violin, ongoing private lessons and an interest in Celtic music are invited to play in a lively ensemble. Rehearsals take place Wednesdays from 7:30 to 8:30 p.m. at Handsworth school, 1044 Edgewood Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in: $10. Info: (enter subject heading drop-in class) or www.nsce. Parent and Tot Gym: Dropin gym for ages one to five, Wednesdays, 6-7:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $1. Info: 604-982-8300. Parent and Tot Gym: Open gym time for children ages

ToddleTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages 24-36 months, Wednesdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: www.

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Shape up CATHY McLennan (left), Kelly Lietzmann and Cori Andrews, with Equal Balance Fitness, and John Cowie, of Zazou Salon & Spa, invite community members to the second annual Fitness For Families fundraising event, benefitting Family Services of the North Shore. The event, which will feature face painting, a family bootcamp class, massages, raffles, crafts and other interactive activities, will be held Saturday, April 14, from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. at Lynn Valley Village.

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

photos courtesy of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives

BUILT in 1911 at Lonsdale and West First Street in North Vancouver, the Empire Theatre was once an important focal point of the Lower Lonsdale community. It can be seen in both of the photos above — it’s the building on the left — first in 1936 and below in 2012. Local parties are interested in returning the building facade to its former glory, and are looking for photos or drawings that reveal its unique details. If you have information, contact the North Vancouver Museum and Archives at 604-990-3700, ext. 8012 or by email at

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THE DISH Food lovers get serious about the environment See story PAGE 34


Bring on the peanut butter

Finny Fun — Poisson d’Avril: A month-long celebration of all things ‘fish’ at both Provence Restaurants — Marinaside, 1177 Marinaside Cres., Vancouver and Mediterranean Grill, 4473 West 10th Ave., Vancouver. Each of the two restaurants will feature special three-course menus until April 30 for $45. Reservations: ovencevancouver. com or 604-681-4144 for Marinaside or 604-222-1980 for Mediterranean Grill.

Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

PEANUT butter offers great nutritional bang for your buck as an excellent source of protein (eight grams per tablespoon). Its rich, satisfying flavor lends itself perfectly to sweet and savory dishes alike, and kids tend to be really receptive to anything that contains good ole’ PB. It’s a great staple to take along when camping or anywhere else refrigeration might be an issue — peanut butter is stable at room temperature for up to two years. Here are some yummy ways to get your fix of one of North America’s favourite foods. Those of you with peanut allergies, please look away. Everyone else, enjoy! (Try a peanut butter and bacon sandwich sometime, yumm . . . )

Noodle Salad with Peanut Sauce ½ cup creamy peanut butter ¼ cup soy sauce 2 tsp grated peeled fresh ginger 1-2 cloves garlic, minced ½ tsp Sriracha or sambal oelek, or more or less to taste (hot Asian chili sauce, available in the Asian food section at any large supermarket) – you can substitute Tabasco ½ cup water

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THE rich flavour of peanut butter lends itself well to both sweet and savoury dishes, like the noodle salad above. the spaghetti, chicken and vegetables. Pour half of the sauce over top; toss to coat noodle mixture, then add more sauce if desired. Sprinkle with sesame seeds and chopped cilantro. Serve any remaining sauce on the side. Makes four servings.

1 tsp honey or brown sugar 1 tsp toasted sesame oil 8 oz dry spaghetti or vermicelli 2 cups shredded cooked chicken (leftover or buy a rotisserie chicken) 1 carrot, shredded or julienned ½ long English cucumber, seeds removed and cut into thin strips about 2” long 1 red pepper, cut into thin strips ¼ cup finely chopped green onions 1 Tbsp toasted sesame seeds and ¼ cup chopped cilantro to garnish

Flourless Peanut Butter Kiss Cookies Gluten free and super easy to make. 1 cup sugar 1 cup creamy peanut butter 1 large egg, lightly beaten 1 tsp vanilla 24 Hershey’s milk or dark chocolate Kisses, wrappers removed

Combine the first eight ingredients (peanut butter through sesame oil) in a blender or food processor; puree until smooth, adding more water if it seems too thick. Set aside. Cook the spaghetti in boiling salted water until al dente; drain, rinse and let cool. In a large bowl combine

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream sugar and peanut butter together in a large mixing bowl until light and fluffy, then beat in egg and vanilla until blended. In the palms of your hands

compress and roll dough into 1¼-inch balls and place two inches apart on ungreased cookie sheets. Bake for 10 minutes; remove cookies from oven and gently place one chocolate kiss in the centre of each cookie, pressing down lightly. Return cookies to oven and bake for an additional two minutes to slightly melt the chocolate. Remove from oven and gently tap the cookie sheets on the counter a couple of times to settle the chocolate on the cookies (don’t rap too hard!). Let the cookies sit on the pans for five minutes, then remove to wire racks to finish cooling. Makes 24 cookies.

Peanut Butter and Jam Bars The classic combo of PB&J, how can you go wrong?

Guess Who’s Coming to Dinner: A secret supper featuring simultaneous dinner parties hosted in elegant private homes and prepared by some of Vancouver’s most exciting chefs Saturday, April 14. Each intimate dinner party consists of a themed, three-course dinner paired with wines from Vista D’Oro in a secret location. At the end of the evening, all the guests will convene for the dessert and champagne finale at a central location to share stories and compare menu notes. Guests pick their three favourite themes from a list of five and shortly before the event they will be informed of their host and given location details. Cost: $129. There are also a limited number of spaces available for the dessert finale only at $29. Tickets: www.growingchefsguesswho. Funds raised will go to Growing Chefs — a non-profit society that teaches elementary school children about food and urban agriculture. Malbec

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One reader emailed me and told me not to bother writing about things I didn’t understand. Another, in an attempt to get me into trouble, “forwarded” to my editor a faked (and rather rude) email that was supposedly written by me. His total lack of punctuation gave him away. I may not be the most eloquent writer around, but I’m not likely to write a message and skip punctuation altogether. These days, it isn’t quite as controversial to discuss environmental concerns within the context of a food column. After all, our food supply is obviously and inextricably linked to the condition of our oceans, earth and air. For most food lovers, seeking out good ingredients and good flavours leads naturally to caring about our planet. One ongoing worry for the province’s leading environmentalists is Enbridge Inc.’s Northern Gateway oil pipeline. The US$5.5-billion project — which is designed to open a new export route to the Pacific for production from the Alberta oil sands — will run a 1,200-kilometre twin pipeline between

Alberta’s tar sands and British Columbia’s isolated north Pacific coast. The pipeline is planned to run through the Great Bear Rainforest, home to rare white Kermode bears, ancient forests, salmon-producing watersheds and incredible marine biodiversity. The worry — especially given recent oil disasters in the Gulf of Mexico and the State of Michigan — is the proposal’s potential to result in environmental catastrophe. On May 11, the issue will get a delicious spotlight shone on it at the fundraising event Cooking for a Cause, taking place at the Gulf of Georgia Cannery in Steveston. Environmentalist David Suzuki, radio and television personality Vicki Gabereau, Canadian rock icon Matthew Good, and the Gitga’at First Nation will officially launch Guarding the Gifts – The Liiłga K’yilama Fund, and they’ll draw attention to the dangers and risks to the Gitga’at people and the rainforest by the pipeline project. The reception will feature an intimate evening of entertainment including a solo acoustic performance by Matthew Good, engaging

dialogue, and a culinary adventure of wine and cuisine featuring ingredients from the Great Bear Rainforest prepared by Michael Stadtländer and other Vancouver chefs, includng Robert Clark from C Restaurant; Nico Schuermans from Chambar; Andrea Carlson from Burdock & Co.; Quang Dang from West Restaurant and Bar; Angus An from Maenam; Jonathan Chovancek from Kale & Nori Culinary Arts; Jesse McCleery and Merri Schwartz from King Pacific Lodge; and Wendy Boys from Cocolico. Guarding the Gifts is a charitable fund, founded in 2010 by members of the Gitga’at First Nation and King Pacific Lodge (a resort operating in Gitga’at territory) and proceeds from Cooking for a Cause will go toward raising awareness and supporting Gitga’at community empowerment and environmental conservation. Tickets are $300 per person; get them and find more information at ••• Also on the conservation awareness calendar is Night at the Aquarium on Thursday,

June 21, the Vancouver Aquarium’s signature gala fundraiser to raise money to benefit its many education, conservation and marine science endeavors. As the organization that has likely done more for sustainable seafood in this province than any other, thanks to its Ocean Wise conservation program, the aquarium is also deserving of some charitable attention. Night at the Aquarium provides Vancouver’s philanthropic and corporate leaders with a unique way of experiencing it as the magical backdrop for a gala evening. Guests are encouraged to explore the galleries and enjoy a full evening of food and wine stations and live entertainment scattered throughout the Aquarium. Tickets are $250 per person. Visit www.vanaqua. org to get details, to find out which restaurants and wineries will be participating in this year’s event, and to buy tickets. The Vancouver Aquarium is a not-for-profit organization. One hundred percent of all proceeds from Night at the aquarium will go to the Aquarium’s education, research and conservation activities.


Get messy making your own jam ■ Jam Making Month-By-Month, by Mel Sellings. Published by The Good Life Press, 192 pages, $27.95.

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MEL Sellings’ version of jam making is not done in a pristine white kitchen where all stains are banished. Hers is a bubbling cauldron of delicious flavours where things do occasionally spill over and sometimes make a mess. Sellings guides you through the introduction with recommendations for your own jam maker’s kit and then follows

with an explanation of how jam is created. From that basic information she leads you into the processes for Conserves, Jellies, Curds, Marmalades and Chutney. There is a look at the various fruits and a season chart to help you plan ahead for future creations. Sellings starts her Month-by-Month recipes in June when there are plenty of choices and an abundance of fruit to work with. Strawberry and gooseberry jam is suggested first, as one of the easiest jams to make. Throughout the book are little Jammy Tips to help, all presented alongside a splatter of jam. Sellings’ writing is friendly and conversational, just as if she was standing beside you at the counter sharing stories from her own experiences.


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TASTE From page 33 international celebration of Argentina’s iconic red wine Saturday, April 14, 2-6 p.m. at Everything Wine, 998 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Join free tastings along with authentic Argentinian food pairings. Info: locations/north-vancouver.

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California Wine Fair: An Art’s Club Theatre Company fundraiser with an opportunity to sample a wide selection of more then 350 premium wines from 110 of California’s top producers Wednesday, April 18, 7-9:30 p.m. at the Vancouver Convention Centre, East Building, Rooms A and B, 999 Canada Place Way. There will also be a silent auction. Admission: $75. A “Food, Wine, Adventure Dinner” will compliment the tasting on Monday, April 30, 6 p.m. at Q4 Ristorante, 2611 West Fourth Ave., Vancouver. There will be a four-course Italian menu paired with wines from the Francis Ford Coppola Winery offered for $185. Tickets: Arts Club Theatre Company Box Office, 604-6871644 or Info: 1-800-5582675 or Edible Canada Market Dinner Series: Multi course seasonally inspired dinners prepared right in front of your eyes paired with select B.C. and Canadian wine, beer and spirits. Chef Thomas Haas will be featured Wednesday, April 18. Cost: $85. A whiskey dinner with chef Eric Pateman will be featured Thursday, April 26. Cost: $125. Dinners will take place from 7 to 10 p.m. at Edible Canada at the Market, 1551 Johnston St. on Granville Island, Vancouver. Info: www. Reservations: 604-558-0040. A Taste of the Okanagan: Join wine critic Anthony Gismondi in a weekend celebration

of award-winning B.C. VQA wines April 19-22 at Spirit Ridge Vineyard Resort & Spa, Osoyoos. Enjoy creations from world class chefs, rare Canadian and International cheeses, meet wine VIPs and mingle with culinary experts. Tickets are $699 for the platinum itinerary and $599 for the gold itinerary. Itinerary and tickets: www. atasteoftheokanagan/?page_ id=101 or 1-877-313-9463.

Rare Finds — A Feast for the Senses: Ten celebrated Vancouver chefs will create a “rare” feast Saturday, April 21, 7-11 p.m. at Ferrari Maserati of Vancouver Showroom, 1860 Burrard St., Vancouver. Funds from this gala event will benefit the Rare Disease Foundation. Tickets: $150 at Two for $250 early bird tickets available if purchased by April 8. Wine and Dine: The Fairmont Chateau Whistler will hold a family style winemaker’s dinner in the newly opened Grill Room Restaurant Saturday, April 21 at 6:30 p.m. Don Cook from Clos Du Val Winery will host the event and share his knowledge and passion for Clos Du Val Wines. Tickets: $145. Reservations: 604-938-2036. Info: Naramata on the River — An Exclusive Evening of Wine, Food, Art and Music: A BC Cultural Crawl fundraiser where 21 Naramata Bench wineries will release their first wines of the year paired with delicacies from Greater Vancouver restaurants Tuesday, April 24, 6:30-9 p.m. at the River Market, 810 Quayside Dr., New Westminster. There will also be live music and entertainment. Tickets are $85 and can be purchased at — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

PB tasty for furry family too From page 33

½ cup butter, softened ¾ cup sugar 1 egg 1 tsp vanilla 1 cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy) 1½ cups all purpose flour ½ tsp baking soda ¼ tsp salt 1 cup raspberry jam ¼ cup chopped salted roasted peanuts (optional) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cream together butter and sugar; add egg, vanilla and peanut butter. Mix until thoroughly combined. In a separate bowl whisk together flour, baking soda

and salt. Gently fold the dry ingredients into the butter mixture. Grease an 8x8-inch baking dish and spread 2 ⁄3 of the batter in it. Drop dollops of the jam evenly over the batter and gently spread out evenly. Drop the remaining batter by spoonfuls evenly over the top and sprinkle with the peanuts, if using. Bake for 45 minutes or until golden brown. When cool cut into 16 squares.

Peanut Butter Doggie Treats Hey, why should humans get all the good stuff? ¾ cup peanut butter (smooth or crunchy, natural

or otherwise) 1 cup water or chicken broth 2¼ cups whole wheat flour 1 cup oatmeal

Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Combine all ingredients in a large bowl and with your hands mix together until well combined. Roll the dough out ¼-inch thick and cut with a bone shaped cutter or just into rounds or strips of a size that is appropriate for your dog. Bake on an ungreased cookie sheet until just firm to the touch (cooking time will depend on the size of the biscuits). Cool on wire racks and store in an airtight container.

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Spring set to welcome rufous hummingbirds Wild About Birds Al Grass

SIGNS of spring are all about the North Shore, from the golden blooms of skunk cabbage, or swamp lantern, to the delicate pink of salmonberry flowers, and the hot pink of redflowering currant.

All are right on time to greet the spring arrival of rufous hummingbirds to the North Shore. This tiny mite of a bird winters in Mexico, with some migrating as far north as Alaska — a remarkable feat for a bird weighing only a few grams. Rufous hummers now join with the resident Anna’s and, on rare occasions in spring and summer, the calliope. Watch for rufous hummers doing their courtship flights (loops) and flashing their throat patches (gorgets) like signal mirrors. Courtship, territory and mating are serious business for tiny hummers who often

engage in real territorial disputes. A real treat for the naturally bent is to be in a spot like Maplewood Conservation Area, and experience the dramatically beautiful dawn chorus. Some birds, like the robin, and song sparrow, start early, well before sunrise. Birds like the house finch, purple finch and spotted towhee are familiar voices, but others will be songs that haven’t been heard since last spring. These are the new voices of neo-tropical migrants like warblers, tanagers, flycatchers and vireos. And surely, one of the sweetest songs of all must be the lovely “tea time” of the black-capped chickadee. Some say it’s saying “sweetie” or even “cheeseburger.” It’s your choice. The black-capped chickadee is an example of a name sayer (chick-a-dee-deedee), one of its calls, “tea-time” is its song. Songs and calls are different: the former is used to establish and defend territory; the latter has many functions like warning of danger. Ducks are at their finest plumage in spring, and why not? It’s breeding season. Resident species like the mallard, wood duck and common merganser keep busy courting and seeking nest sites. Some ducks like bufflehead, scoters, goldeneyes and the harlequin duck depart the North Shore for breeding areas elsewhere. Two waterfowl species, the cinnamon teal and blue-

winged teal, migrate north to British Columbia from southern latitudes, arriving here sometime in April to breed. Common loons have been gradually changing from winter plumage to their beautiful breeding colours — some are even yodeling. Swallows like the violetgreen, tree, and barn have been back locally for some time now from their South American wintering grounds. And now we await the return of the purple martin, a beautiful swallow species, to the breeding colony at Maplewood Conservation Area. Spring is also the time to watch for migrating shorebirds like western, least and pectoral sandpipers. Habitats like Maplewood’s tidal (mud) flats are critical for migrating shorebirds (waders). These birds undertake incredible journeys from South America, some going as far as Alaska and the Arctic. Birds rest and refuel by feeding on a nutritious biofilm on the surface of the mud. Shorebird watching takes some planning because you’ll need to watch the tides carefully — not too high, not too low. And a good scope helps too for shorebird watching, and other birds too (like hawks). Birds, butterflies, bumblebees and wildflowers — all part of the wonderful season we call spring. So many sights, sounds and colours to tantalize our senses.

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Gymnasts tumble into North Van for B.C. finals MORE than 600 athletes will soon descend on Harry Jerome recreation centre for the 2012 B.C. Artistic Gymnastics Championships.

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NORTH Vancouver’s Anna Kozniuk (right) takes control for the Canadian junior national team in their series against the United States last week at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field.

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THE Canadian junior (under-21) national women’s field hockey team got a chance to show off their attacking firepower in a fourgame sweep of the United States under19 team in a series held last week at West Vancouver’s Rutledge Field. Canada outscored the U.S. NEWS photo Cindy Goodman team by a combined total of 15-2 in the sweep, opening MEMBERS of Canada’s under-17 national team celebrate a goal scored against the series with 1-0 and 4- the United States in the finale of their four-game series Sunday at Rutledge Field. 0 shutouts Wednesday and Visit the Photo Galleries section at for more pics. Thursday before rolling to 6the pitch. 1 and 4-1 wins in the showcase weekend are taking for themselves and the team.” Kozniuk, an Argyle grad who has The Canadian team was packed full of games. Canada head coach Peter Milkovich, a North Shore players — 10 of the 24 on already racked up 45 caps with the senior Handsworth grad and two-time Olympian, the roster — and the locals led the way national team, said it was great to reunite said he was pleased with the wins but was during the series, combining to score 10 with her former West Vancouver Field quick to point out that the U.S. team of Canada’s 15 goals. Kim Scraper topped Hockey Club teammates and play in front was a younger squad — they didn’t send all players with four goals — including a of rowdy hometown fans. “I really loved it, it’s nice being at their under-21s because many of them are natural hat trick in Saturday’s blowout win — while Holly Stewart, Hannah Haughn, home,” said Kozniuk, an NCAA player at gearing up for the Olympic Games. “They have a younger team, it’s not Emma Plasteras, Anna Kozniuk, Jessica Wake Forest who is now off to Germany their full squad,” said Milkovich. “This Barnett and Shannon Elmitt each added to play with a club team for the summer. isn’t necessarily my full squad either but singles. Vancouver’s Caashia Karringten “There’s a good little North Shore we’re still testing. We’re happy with the also lit up the scoreboard, scoring three influence (on the junior national team). results, I think we’re more happy with the goals in the series, while Victoria midfielder See Canada’s page 41 effort and the accountability the players Maddie Secco played well in the middle of

From April 13 to 15, gymnasts of various ages and skill level will compete, with 45 gymnastic clubs from across the province represented. A press release from Gymnastics B.C. states more than 30 provincial champions will be crowned at the event. For some of the athletes, this event is a final trial for the 2012 Canadian Gymnastics Championships. North Vancouver’s Flicka Gymnastics, host club for the event, will be represented by Canadian Junior team member Kal Nemier who competes in the senior men’s category. On the women’s side, former NCAA star Laura-Ann Chong makes her return after four years at Oregon State University. She is joined in the Senior Women’s competition by teammates Briannah Tsang, Shae Zamardi, Taylor Ricci and Emma Sibson. The release notes this year marks the 50th anniversary of Flicka Gymnastics in North Vancouver. The competition starts Friday, April 13 at 9 a.m. and runs through the weekend before wrapping up on Sunday, April 15 at 5 p.m. Everyone is welcome and tickets are available at the door. Admission: Adults $10/day or $25/weekend; youth (six-18) and seniors $5/day or $10/weekend; and children under six are free. Adult prices include the official event program. For more information, including the event schedule, visit ••• Five North Shore athletes are battling for national supremacy at the Canadian Ringette Championships this week in Burnaby. Defenders Melanie Thomas of West Vancouver and Dani Brassington of North Vancouver are suiting up with the LMRL Thunder in the 2012 National Ringette League Championships, Canada’s topflight senior competition. At the U19 national championships forwards Justine Doiron and Nina Tajbakhsh and defender Samira Tajbakhsh, all of North Vancouver, are battling with Team BC-1. A total of 46 teams from See Ringette page 40

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Griffins getting its fight night on the air

THE lights for fight night at North Vancouver’s Griffins Boxing Club will shine a little bit brighter this Saturday as the club is teaming with Foy Media Group to broadcast their bouts live online and rebroadcast on Shaw Television.

FMG will be on location at the club for Griffins Saturday Night Boxing No. 31 and will be recording footage that will be turned into two hour-long episodes to air on Shaw, according to a joint press release from Griffins and FMG. Episode 1 will air Saturday, See Fight page 41

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Ringette national titles on the line Saturday in Burnaby From page 39 across the country are facing off in three divisions — U16, U19 and the NRL division (19-plus). Gold medal games for the three divisions will be played Saturday at Bill Copeland Arena with the U16s at 10 a.m., the U19s at 12:45 p.m. and the NRL final at 3:15 p.m.

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Frome all hitting the scoresheet. In game 3 Canada fought to a 2-1 win with Kristen scoring the game-winner to put the home team into the driver’s seat for the series. With game 4 tied 1-1 late, the Canadians appeared to be on their way to a series win but the Americans scored in the

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DOWNING, Cynthia (Tinny) (nee Haslam) Tinny passed away peacefully on March 30, 2012 at the age of 90. Predeceased by her husband, James Downing and her siblings; John, Nancy and Marie, she is survived by her children; Bev, Doug (Trish), Sheri (Terry), and daughter-in-law Mie, five grandkids; Mike (Monica), Stefanie, Leigh (Ash), James and Chris, as well as four great grandchildren, Lucas, Olivia, Hayley and Mason. She is also survived by her sister Pam and many nieces and nephews. Tinny was born in Vanderhoof in 1921 and raised in West Vancouver since 1930. She and Jim moved to North Vancouver in 1956 with their 3 young children and Tinny lived independently in that home until December of 2011. Tinny was an “at home Mum” and an active volunteer for Brownies, Guides, Cubs, Schools and later the Lions Gate Hospital Auxiliary (40 plus years volunteering) as well as the Lower Lonsdale Seniors Association. Family was her first love to the end. She was an avid gardener and always baking (the best chocolate cake). On behalf of our Mother and our family, we give many thanks to the amazing nurses and caregivers at Sunrise Seniors Residence for their concern and support. A Memorial Service will be held on Sunday, April 15th at 11:00 a.m. at Hollyburn Funeral Home, West Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations can be made in her memory to the Lions Gate Hospital Auxiliary. For those wishing to share a memory of Tinny, please visit



HUMJAN, Gale Francis Sep 10, 1939 - Mar 30, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce Gale’s sudden passing in Kelowna BC. She is survived by her loving children Patricia and Carolyn, and her grandchildren Makaela and Lucas. She grew up in Verdun Quebec, and was always proud of her strong Irish roots. She had a vibrant spirit and will be greatly missed. Condolences may be sent to the family at MINSHULL, Helen Marie June 5, 1942 - April 6, 2012 After a brave struggle with cancer and liver disease, Helen Minshull (nee Rogers) passed away at The North Shore Hospice on April 6, 2012. Born and raised in Toronto, she lived in Vancouver since 1968 working on the North Shore first as a physiotherapist and then as an occupational therapist. Predeceased by her mother Catherine, father John, three older brothers John, Thomas and Edward, and her younger sister Marion Borosa, she is survived by her loving husband, Peter, children John, Catherine, and Thomas, and her older sister, Mary Catherine Scanlon. Aunt to 15 nieces and nephews and great aunt to their 19 children, Helen was supported by a large family many of whom came to be with her while she was ill. She will be missed by her family and her many friends. Prayers will be said at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, April 12 at Christ the Redeemer Church, 599 Keith Road in West Vancouver. On Friday, April 13 at 11 a.m. a Mass of Christian Burial will be celebrated at the same location. In lieu of flowers donations may be made to the Canadian Liver Foundation or the North Shore Hospice Society. Condolences may be offered to the family at Kearney Funeral Services 604-736-0268

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OSTROM, Jean Mar 15, 1938 - Apr 03, 2012 It is with great sadness that we announce the passing of our mother and grandmother, Jean Ostrom. She lost her fight with cancer on April 3, 2012. She will be remembered for her gentle nature, her kind heart and her unconditional love. She is survived by her son Brad and his wife Gerry Ostrom, grandchildren Nicholas and Angelia, her daughter Kim Ostrom and her daughter Kathleen Forster and grandchildren, Chelsea and Jason. A celebration of life services will be held at First Memorial Funeral, Friday, April 13, 2012, 10:00am, 1505 Lillooet Rd. North Vancouver, BC. (604) 980-3451. Those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday, unseen, unheard, but always near. Still loved, still missed and very dear.

SMALL - William

July 6, 1926 – March 22, 2012 In his 86th year Bill died peacefully surrounded by family at Lynn Valley Care Centre in North Vancouver from the effects of Parkinson’s disease. He was born in Toronto, Ontario to Janet Lindsay and John Thomas Small and began his career with Hilroy in Toronto at the age of 16. Bill spent time in the Canadian Army during WWII and continued with Hilroy after the war ended. In 1962 Bill was transferred to Vancouver and eventually became Vice-President and General Manager of Hilroy Envelopes and Stationary, West Coast Division, and retired in 1988 after 45 years with the same company. Bill is survived by his loving wife, Betty, and daughters Vicki(Steve), Valerie(Cliff) and Sherrie(Alan) and much loved grandchildren Clair, Christie, Troy, Katie, Brittany and Peter. We wish to thank the staff at Lynn Valley Manor for the excellent care Bill received while there. We can’t praise them enough! There will be a Celebration of Bill’s Life on Saturday, April 14th at 2pm at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, if you wish, donations may be sent in memory of Bill to the Parkinson Society of B.C., 890 W. Pender St., Suite 600, Vancouver, V6C 1J9.

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June 26, 1921-March 30, 2012 Dave took his last breath peacefully on Friday, March 30th in LGH. He will be sorely missed by Robyn, his wife of 60 years, his sons, Barney (Aileen) and Fraser (Cara) and grandchildren Merran, Brodie, Angus, Alexander and Amanda. Dave was born in Southampton, England and came to Canada with his parents at age four. Twelve years later he returned to England where he began an engineering apprenticeship. In 1941, Dave joined the Royal Air Force. He flew 46 sorties to Europe, marking targets as a Pathfinder, for which he was awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross. He was demobbed in Singapore and returned to Canada settling in B.C. Dave started his own engineering consulting business in 1986. Because he was such an outdoorsman, he made it known that he “only worked on wet days!” Keeping bees was a wonderful hobby for about 40 years. Repairing clocks and navigation instruments were also of interest. But Dave will be remembered for his great sense of humor and his love of the outdoors - hiking, rafting, hunting. He was always grateful for having been included in his sons’ outdoor activities along the Tatshenshini, Colorado, Nahanni, Stikine, Pelly, and Yukon rivers. He had a great love for the Yukon where his sons and their families live. Dave travelled to many exotic places around the world but his visit to Vimy was a highlight. We will celebrate his life at 1 pm on April 27th at the Royal Canadian Legion Hall, 18th Street, West Vancouver. No flowers please, but donations would be gratefully received by the Kidney Foundation.



WENSLEY, Doreen May, on 6th April 2012, aged 92. Doreen was born in Wallasey, England in 1919 and lived in Kenya and Bahrain before retiring to Canada with her beloved husband Francis John. Survived by her sons Christopher and David and their wives Susana and Janis, grand children Mark, Carolyn, Adrian, Frances, Laura, Fiona, David, Emma and great grandson Julian. A memorial service was held at St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, Edgemont, North Vancouver, Rev. Christine Rowe, on 10th April 2012. lieu of flowers, donations may be made to BC Children’s Hospital in memory of Doreen. For those wishing to share a memory of Doreen, please go to

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About Hollyburn Funeral Home Established in 1937 Hollyburn Funeral Home has been serving the residents of North and West Vancouver for over 75 years. Still in its original location at 1807 Marine Drive in West Vancouver, Hollyburn Funeral Home has earned a reputation for fair and honest business principals. Entering the funeral home engenders a high level of comfort and calmness, a quality not lost by those who are experiencing a most difficult time in their lives. With our commitment to serving all ethnic and religious groups, our services are available, anywhere in Canada, the U.S., or overseas. Whether the funeral is on the North Shore, Vancouver, or thousands of miles away, we can – through our Canadian and International Associates – make all the arrangements locally. Simple cremation or burial services are available. We are here to serve you with dignity, compassion, respect and understanding – as we have for the past 75 years.

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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628



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THOM CREEK Ranch - House for Sale By Owner. In Chilliwack’s premier retirement complex. 2090 sq ft finished plus 294 unfinished ready to model. In the top row with superb, unspoilable views of the City, mountains and way beyond. Excellent Clubhouse. Friendly neighbours $440,000 negotiable. No HST. 604-824-1892


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2 KING size mattress & boxsprings $150 each, solid wood study desk $50, good cond, office chair leather $25, hp colour laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/garden items. 604-922-8141 2 TWIN beds, desks, sofa, loveseat, chair, glass coffee table, small appls, fridge, TV, Stereo w/speaker 604-990-1775 5 PIECE French Prov. A. Malcom bdrm ste $1000. Qu sz deluxe Restonic & frame $100. 27’’ Apollo custom sport ladies cruiser bike $180. 7 piece white patio set $125. 604-929-0776 Prefer email: KITCHEN CABINETS 14 full size, 6 half size, 2 drwrs, modern light oak, $1400 604-617-0820 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 Moving, furniture, tools, some household. Pls call 604-985-7364

MOVING SALE 20"x24"x32"H white chest freezer $110. 20"x20"x20"fridge $50. 40"x 32"x 72"H cherry armour $260. 26"x80" white desk $50. 36" dia. blk. table $30. Picnic tbl $50. 8’x5’ persia st. rug $50. HP desktop +screen $150. Hitachi 28" TV w/table $20. Corner desk $50. Wood bunk bed w/matt. $300. Queen futon $220.40" octag. coffee tb.$50.Lrge dog kennel $40. Call: (604) 921-4790




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6FT 5’’ HOYA PLANT STARTING it’s pretty pink blooms for the year . will flower until OCT/NOV likes South / East exposure only afternoon sun to hot.Has about 9 roots and may be repotted to make more. VERY HEALTHY.Has a beautiful brown ceramic pot and SQ water dish . This is a plant for high ceiling foyers or bright open entrances in an office or waiting area . Wanting $350.00 /// Worth $550.00 Call: (604) 946-1926 email:



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Langley/ Aldergrove

LANGLEY Park Like Setting newly renod, air conditoning, seniors 2 BR double wide, ample decks/storage, 5 mins from shops and hospital. Electrical certified. $48,500. 604-534-2997


Out Of Town Property

RURAL NOVA SCOTIA water front lots for sale. Country living at its best. Three bedroom apartments for rent. 45 miles to university town. 1.902.522.2343


Recreation Property

CULTAS LAKE beautiful year round RV site grt location, low fees, all ament., $117,500. 1-604-795-9785

7243 199 Street, Langley Beautiful 4 BR family home with legal bsmt ste, central location, $629,000. Sutton West Coast RUPE MANN 778 240-7914


Sunshine Coast


HOUSE ON 1/2 acre lot, rented, future developement, good investment. $695K 604-324-0655


Industrial/ Commercial

Commercial Property Kingsway BBY, 5% return, good investment. Price $1,595K. 604-324-0655

MUST SELL!!! $217,000. 200ft ocean front. Hardy Island, 10 acres, sheltered bay, deep moorage, drilled well, septic approved, 5 min ot BC Ferry term, prop/fuel delivery, cell/internet, reasonable offers only. Call Rick 604-582-6907 or 604-230-8117

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540. NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS THE ESTATE OF JEAN FINDLAY MILLER, ALSO KNOWN AS JEAN MILLER, DECEASED All persons having claims against the above estate are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, at 595 Burrard Street, 9th Floor, P.O. Box 49500, Vancouver, British Coloumbia, V7X 1L7, Canada on or before the 31st day of May, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to claims that have then been received. BMO Trust Company Executor CLARK WILSON LLP SOLICITORS

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PIT BULL TERRIER SHOW & WEIGHT PULL Sat, April 14th @ Harmsworth Hall, 232nd St & #1 Hwy, Langley. All pittys welcome. Details 604-227-0469 or 604-226-6669

BENGAL KITTENS, vet ✔ 1st shots dewormed, sweet natured, $600 Mission 1-604-814-1235

WANTED PLUMBERS furnace with melting pot and ladle. Call Bob 778-868-9235



LABRADOODLES creams & choc’s, vet checked, dewormed, reg’s parents. $650. 604-845-4951


Plants & Trees

GLASS Table & 4 Chairs $475, Chinese Rug 15’x10’ wool $750. 604-948-9862

Mobile Homes


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STEEL BUILDING - BLOWOUT SALE! 20X26 $5,199. 25X28 $5,799. 30X42 $8,390. 32X56 $11,700. 40X50 $14,480. 47X76 $20,325. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422.

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5 PC queen br ste $500 sofa bed $150, stereo/phonograph/radio retro $100. as new 604-980-0051

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For Sale Miscellaneous


Moving! Downsizing! Quality Goods! Lift chair (like new) $100, single brass bed $75, coffee table $50, hardwood enter/storage unit $500, danish loveseat (newly reupolstered) $600, kitchen table, 4 chairs, $150, Toshiba tv $50, Sharpe tv $25, desk, chair $25, bbq (never used) $150, patio umbrella table with 6 chairs $200, 604-922-7347 call 5pm-8-pm.

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SERVICE MANAGER - Hanna Chrysler Ltd. (Hanna, Alberta). Opportunity in a perfect family environment. Strong team, competitive wages, benefits, growth potential. Fax resume: 403-854-2845. Email:


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Hotel Restaurant

FOOD SERVICE SUPERVISORS FOR TIM HORTONS We are seeking 3 Food Service Supervisors for full time / shift work - early morning, evening, overnights and weekends for $12.56 per hour. Main Duties of job: Supervisors will supervise, coordinate and schedule staff, estimate and order ingredients and supplies for meals. Train staff, maintain inventory as well as ensure quality control standards. The employees may also participate in firing, establishing policy, creating new menus and determining labour and production costs. 1 to 2 years industry experience needed. No education needed. Please apply by fax: 604-988-3395





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DIAL-A-LAW: Access free information on BC law. 604-687-4680; 1.800.565.5297; (audio available). LAWYER REFERRAL SERVICE: Need a lawyer? Learn more by calling 604-687-3221; 1.800.663.1919.


Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of RAYMOND JOHN CASSON, otherwise known as JOHN RAYMOND CASSON, Deceased, formerly of 1060 West Keith Road, North Vancouver, BC, who died on November, 21st, 2011 in North Vancouver, BC, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Co-Executors, c/o Stephen Casson, 8042 - 197th Street, Langley, BC, V2Y 1Y4, on or before June 1, 2012, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Executor: STEPHEN JOHN ROWE CASSON


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Escort Services

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Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals


Lrg 1 BR, mnt view, nr all amens, $780/mo, suits 1 quiet adult, incls heat/hotwater, hw flrs, ns/np, avail May 1, 604-294-4502 LUXURIOUS 800K condo, 2 BR +den, 2 full baths, s/w crnr, city/ skyline view, access to pool/ fitness ctr @ Pinnacle Hotel 1200sf, h/w flrs, a/c, SS appl, w/d, $2400/mo May 1, 604-987-9867

PARK TERRACE 1766 Duchess Ave. 2 BDRM - 1 bath, h/wood flrs, d/w. $1375/mth, no pets. May 1st. Call for appt. 604-926-3493

2 BR ste, Lynn Valley, suit 2, new carpets, w/d, nr amens, ns/np, $1175+ utils, 604-987-5800

WHITEHALL APT’S 1640 Esquimalt 1 bdrm $975, 604-990-2971 or weekends 778-238-4798.

1 BR $950 incl heat/hw prkg, hw flrs, Lonsdale & 21, quiet bldg, np, avail Apr 1, 604-990-4088 1 BR, avail May 1, $750 incl heat/ hw/cble, nr Hospital, NS/NP, quiet adult building, 604-721-3931 1 BR bright large, Central Lonsdale, hardwood, quiet well kept bldg. ns, np, avail May 1. $853 incl heat/hw 604-904-7545

Call 604-986-3356 MOVE IN ALLOWANCE!! 1 BR in Park like setting! Avail immediately! starting from $1,025 mountain or ocean view. 1 cat ok. Storage, heat & h/water included. Near all amenities. Seasonal pool.


1 BR, mtn view W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, May 1 refs req’d 604-960-0452 1 br, spacious $885 incl heat & h/w, May1st, ns, np,West 5th 604-983-9469 1 BR VIEW f/p, d/w, secure u/g prkg, Lease. 2nd/Lonsdale, ns/ np, $1100. May 1st 604-669-3950 1 BR+den, The Pier, ocean & mtn view, ss appls, air cond, 1 prkg & storage, avail now, ns np $1475 incls heat & hw. 604-987-6883 1 BR’s starting@ $900, May 1, Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-987-0558

2 BDRM Luxurious Townhome 2 bath, h/wood, rooftop deck, fully loaded, Like new, $2,200/mo pet neg. May 1st. 604-987-9867 1 BR, large, $920. avail May 1, nr Hospital & Safeway, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 1 yr lease 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

2 BR, $1100, avail May 1, central Lonsdale, heat/hot water incl’d, no pets, 604-986-6418 2 BR, large $1175, May 1. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922

2 BR, south Lonsdale, 2 bath, 12th flr, east facing, water view, cement balcny, f/p, modern kitchen, h/wood flr, l/room, 2 prkg, concierge, fitness, media rm avail $2400 incl. May 1st 604-813-7198 email: 326 WEST 1st St. 1 br $800& up. Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916

BLUERIDGE APTS (Family complex )

2 BR, Avail Apr 1, new reno’s, new cabinets, laminate & tiles, newer appls, prkg, storage, incl heat & hw, playground (Mt Seymour Prkwy). 604-924-3628


2BDRM/1BTH Bsmt Suite Upper Lonsdale May 1 W/D. D/ W. NS. Ref required. Small Pets OK $1,380 Call: (604) 454-8222

Townhouses Rent

1BDRM/1BTH Huge Renovated Bsmt Apr15 or May1. $1200 incl util/ldry N/S, no pet. 604-971-3336

2 BR/3BR avail. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1450/mo. Call, 604-986-0511 3 BR, 2.5 baths, Westview, fp, 5 appls, rec. facilities, prkg, np, ns, May 1 $1850. 604-921-4384


Wanted To Rent

WANTED TO RENT We are a family of 3 ( 2 adults & 1 toddler) looking for a clean 2 bedroom,. self contained rental unit, in the Montroyal or Highland Elementary school catchment areas. Looking to move last weekend of April (can be flxible) and can commit to a 6 month lease. Please email:


Other Areas Apt. Rentals

South False Creek, nr Monk McQueens, on seawall, 2 BR + den, 1100 sf, quiet, view, parks, gym, social rm, 2 prkg + visitors, storage, NS, April 1, $2500/mo + utils. Jason 604-928-4367 or 1-250-378-8286


Furnished Accommodation


2 BR, Westlynn furn tv, kit & i/net. cbl, $1395 incl utils 604-987-2691

1 BR bright large, Lynn Valley, heat, hw incld, hardwood flrs, $975 np, ns Immed 604-980-9219 1 BR, May 1, 274 W2nd. reno’d, $985, incls heat, hw, u/g prkg, locker, ns/np, Call 604-779-3541

Grand Blvd 1 BR, 800 sf, inste wd, nr bus, suits 1, high ceiling, newer, ns/np, $1050/mo incl util/ cbl, May 1, ns/np, 604-803-3112

1BDRM/1BTH Fully Furnished 1bedroom+den basement suite (utilities included) 1150 sq.ft. In-suite laundry, close to transit. $1,425 monthly,

2 BDRM + den, view, gas f/p, inste w/d, nr bus, $1350 + 1/3 utils. incl net/cable. 604-913-8106


EDGEMONT 1br+den, radiant flrs, wd, Net, satellite, ns np, $1250 incls May 1 604-985-7267

2 BR grnd lvl, new reno, 5 appl, ns np, Lonsdale $1175 inc utils nowMay 1st 604-773-9565 *980-6849

GREAT LOCATION! 145 West Keith Road.

1 BR $910, quiet, large, incl heat/ hw balc, storage, np, ns, central Lonsdale, May 1, 604-788-4349

Suites/Partial Houses

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

THE EDWARDIAN 1330 Clyde Ave. 1 Bdrm Avail. May 1st. 1390.00 View, No Pets, N/S, Util. not incl. For appt. 604-926-3741

1 BR $1100 & Studio $925 Avail Now. Ocean view. Indoor pool. Concrete bldg. Heat & Hot Water incls.

1 BR + den bsmt, BRAND NEW family room, w/d, d/w, patio, alrm, hydro & cable, ns np, Central Lonsdale $1350. 604-985-6607


3BRM/2BTH Horseshoe Bay $2300 mo + 2/3 utls, May 1, 1820sf, view, f/p, w/d, N/S N/P, refs req, lease. 604 921 9935

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS. 2 BR & 3 BR Stes - Now/April 15, 2 BR - May 1st, 604-988-3828

1 BR, 2 BR + den, view, avail Now. 1 yr lease, 125 West 19th, no pets, coin wd, 778-554-0537

Suites/Partial Houses

2 BR bsmt ste, Calverhall, d/w, w/d, gas fp, ns np, incl utils $1150 604-971-3348

1 BR $1000. large, bright, hardwood, ns, np, near seabus, quiet bldg. call 604-618-8338 1 BR $1125 & $1075, New kitchen/bath, dw, ns cat ok, lower Lonsdale, Avail April 15 and May 1, 604-988-1939


1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Move-in Bonus Fitness rm out door pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free Multi-Housing Program. 604-922-4322

LYNN VALLEY updated 3BR, hw flrs, large grd flr patio $1450. 604-925-8824


From the City to the Valley


RENTALS 778-802-1627

LYNN VALLEY UPDATED 1 BR, hardwood flrs, May 1. $1006. 604-925-8824


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2BDRM/2BTH Fabulous Like New 1215 sq/ft Condo Victoria Park & Chesterfield Ave. Insuite laundry, gas cooktop, high end finishes throughout. 2 parking stalls & storage locker. 604-716-9215 evenings & weekends No Pets $2,200 Monthly Call: (778) 340-1550

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★Bachelor $895 Mtn view ★ Studio $945 Ocean view No pets, 604-988-7379


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR Reno’d mtn view & 2 br ocean view Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces East, hardwood, hw & heat incl’d, Apr 2. np, ns, $1060, 604-986-1294

1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, ns, np, avail now 604-808-1029

A SHORT STAY North Shore & Kitsilano 1 & 2 br + p/house. Renos, families, execs 604-987-2691

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



Houses - Rent

3 BR Central Lonsdale, rec rm carport, 4 appls, drapes, wall to wall, np ns Prof $1595. 813-7312 3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, n/pets, new paint/carpet, n/s, $2200 Avail now, 604-272-1938

1365 Crestwell Rd, downtown view, 4 br, 3 ba, 2800sf, gar, deck, lease, n/p, n/s, $3900. Apr 1, Eric (R. P. Realty) 604-723-7368

DEEP COVE 604-929-5191, Semi waterfront, quiet area, ns 1 br, office, fp, patio garage $1875 3 br, fp, hardwood, carport $2175

DEEPCOVE, 3 BR 2 ba, f/p, h/w flrs, updated, fam room, $2600 604-925-8824


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

Park Royal Towers

W Van, Dundarave, walk to shops, seawall, new carpets/ paint, 3 bdrm, den, bsmt, (or 4 bdrms) $3600/m, no pets, Details @ Call 604-319-7674


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BACH above grd ste bright, clean Central, w/d, heat/hyd incl, ns, cat ok, $775. 604-983-8525

Completely Renovated

1 BDRM quiet big Ambleside bsmt, own entry/w/d, sngl occ, ns, np, refs $1000 incl. 604-782-1221

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

1 BR, Caulfield, West Van 900 sf newly reno’d, ocean view, bus, patio/yrd, priv entry, off street prkg, wd, d/w, all utils including wifi/cbl, gas fp, ns np $1400. Avail now 604-725-6658.

1 & 2 Bdrm. Suites

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool Rent includes all utilities.

1-877-273-8716 935 Marine Drive

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1BDRM/1BTH Ground Floor Suite in Blueridge 1 Bedroom suite in Blueridge home ideal for one person. Rent includes utilities and shared laundry. Non Smoking, Available May 1, 2012. Contact Russ or Gyoung at 604 929 1443. No Pets $800 Monthly Call: (604) 929-1443

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Auto Miscellaneous

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Collectibles & Classics



jet, 2 dr cpe, reblt mtr, new brakes &lines & paint, $9,500 604-376-8363

1969 FORD Falcon Futura 302 auto, fully restored, immac paint & body, numerous high performance options. $13,500. Photos at Call 604-307-0201

1996 BENTLEY, 1 owner, only 73,000 km, just serviced, collector plates, immac. $31,800. 604-987-3876. D#24627

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $54,900. Call 604-889-2525



Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

03 Chevy Cavalier

Only 59,600 kms!! 2 door, 5 spd, 2.2L ecotech engine; runs perfect! Has remote start and CD player. Very clean car-inside out. Excellent on gas and very reliable! Aircared with no accidents. Asking $5300 obo 604-999-4098 1995 FORD Mustang convertible, new top, Aircared, V6, auto, good cond $3200. 604-984-7574

1968 THUNDERBIRD 429 quadra


2005 CHEV Cavalier, auto, 2 dr, a/c, 93,000 kms, new brakes & tires, Duralubed since new, $4250 obo. 604-986-2430 Email:

2004 Chevrolet Cavalier $3800 Very well maintained excel cond. Loaded auto trans. auto windows and mirrors, air conditioning. Only 109,000 kms Call : 604 222-8433 Email : 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129 2006 LINCOLN LS, 1 owner 26,000K, garage kept, immac, loaded, dark wine colour ext, blk leather int, $18,500 + HST. Call 604 584-4704 or 778 228-2721

Luxury Cars

1982 EXCALIBUR Phaeton Totally done! The best in North America. $69,000. 604-240-9098

2007 CHRYSLER PT CRUISER. Grey convertible! 84,000 km. 4 new snow tires, & summer tires at 75% tread. Recent tune-up. All receipts. $7,500. 604-936-5859

2008 CHEVROLET Impala 93K $9,100 (604) 835-7655 # 8291

2010 KAWASAKI Vulcan 900 custom, 5200km, mint, extras, wrty. $7000, 604 556-8862

9160 2009 YAMAHA 250 V-STAR, 1500km, backrest & rack, $3800 obo.


Sports & Imports

1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

1995 BMW 328I Convertible, 88,000kms, leather int, new tires/ brakes, $7,999. 604 536-4293

ALEX’S TOWING FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH for some complete cars OPEN 24 hrs includes holidays MIKE 604-872-0109

1996 HONDA Accord EX, all records, 185K, 1 owner, immac, $2999 obo,604-940-1053 Ladner



Central Auto North Shores Best

2007 Audi A4, Only 10,900 Orig

K’s, 2.OT, Quattro, Auto, Moon Roof, Xenon Lights, Alloys, Silver/Black Leatherette, Truly Exceptional.

ONLY $27,850 2006 BMW X3 3.0 AWD, only 47,000 orig K’s, all standard BMW options + Xenon lights, panorama moonroof, park assist, pwr & heated seats, BMW serviced, diamond/black leatherette, immaculate. $25,850

2004 Lexus RX 330 AWD, all standard Lexus options + premium pkg, HID (Xenon) levelling headlights, 6 disc CD, pwr rear door, rain sensor, Lexus serviced, only 97,000 orig K’s, silver on black, immaculate. $19,850

1996 MAZDA Precidia MX-3, 181K, exc cond, reliable, air cared. $1750 obo. 778-881-6478

2001 Mercedes Benz E320 4Matic, only 46,000k’s 2000 Mercedes Benz CLK 320 Cabriolet, only 72,000k’s 2001 VW Cabriolet, only 49,000k’s

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $14,900 obo. 778-889-6557

2003 Mitsubishi Outlander XLE AWD, only 83,000k’s 2004 Mercedes Benz C240,

1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $5000 obo 604-792-6367

2009 CHEV Aveo LT 9,000 km, auto, s/roof, pwr window, tilt, a/c, 1 owner $11,500 604-858-5824

2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-626-1742

2005 ASTON Martin DB9. 'James Bond style car!' Silver metallic. 23,000 km. 6.0, V12, 450 hp. New tires. 1 owner. You deserve the best! $87,980. 604-781-7614.


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

only 88,000k’s

843 West 1st St. N.Van 2003 MAZDA Prote´ge´ 5, 5 spd, 140K km, new water pump, timing belt & front wheel bearings, sunroof, pwr windows, locks, cruise, nice cond. $8,000. 778-227-2010 2006 VW Golf 4-door, 2.0L auto, 77,000 km, books/records, as new. $10,800. 604-987-3876. D24627

1987 Nissan, ext, 5 speed, 4cyl, $2350. 1998 Forrester, 5 speed, 4 wheel, $2450, D9921 in Abbts. toll free 1-877-855-6522

1990 GMC Suburban. 4 WD, underdrive, blue, well kept. New Bluetooth. $6,000. 604-584-0324

2005 AUDI S4. Quattro (AWD). 102,000 km. Blk leather. Incl 2 set of wheels & tires. 6 speed. Power everything! Exc cond. $19,500. Call/text Rick @ 778-847-2975.

2007 BMW 525I, black, loaded, leather, sunroof, very clean, 122K, $24,900. 604-999-4097



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we can email U the BCAA inspection

2011 Chrysler Town & Country

Power doors, BCAA inspected, power liftgate, 3.6 litre Pentastar V6, ST#P5713


2007 Jeep Compass

4X4, power group, 30,250kms, beige, alloys, ST#5715


2010 Infiniti G37X “All Wheel Drive” 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee LTD Automatic, navi, alloys, fully appointed, ST#12173A


V8, auto, 60,250kms, BCAA inspected, fully appointed,ST#12004A


2004 NISSAN Xterra, 130,000 km, Tow Package, no accids, one owner, $9,800obo. 604-523-2176

2006 HYUNDAI TIBURON SE. 103K km. Leather, mint, sunroof, a/c, CD, alarm. 2.0 L, 4 cyl. No accid. $10,900. 604-839-6253

Pre-Owned Specials 2002 Ford Focus Hatchback Silver, A/C, inspected and detailed. M8078A $4,500

2007 Toyota Camry Sedan Auto, A/C, pwr pkg. Drive this one! #M8278A $12,800

2011 Volvo C30 T5 Turbo Hatchback Auto, low km’s. A real nice drive ! # MU1405 $24,500

2007 PT CRUISER. Hot deal! Auto, low kms, very clean. Cream exterior, grey interior. A/C. Mag wheels. Spoiler. Aircared. Rear wiper. $6,795 obo. 778-242-2018 2009 HYUNDAI Accent, Anniv. addition, f/wrty-May 2015, only 21K, $10,900 obo, 604-805-8600

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


CHEVY UPLANDER 2005. V-6, auto, 7 pass., grey, A/C, power locks & windows, cruise, tilt, 93K km. Runs very well. $6,400. 604-241-2530 or 604-375-2570

• 7 days / 1000km exchange privilege • 100 point inspection • Carproof Vehicle History Report (

Rates From As Low As

2008 Dodge Ram 2500 Laramie

Quad cab,4X4,58,256 kms,leather,BCAA inspected, fully appointed,3/4 ton for camper season,PS716



2010 BMW 323i

4 Door, auto, white, nicely appointed, 45,059kms, BCAA inspected


1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

2006 Mazda Miata MX-5 GT Ready for Summer. Leather, BOSE and more! M7692A $17,200

2004 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited What a great deal! Leather, loaded! #M8188A $13,300





1979 MCI M/H, 40’, new engine, ready to travel or live aboard, pics avail. $59,900. 604-856-2455

1994 FLEETWOOD Terry 2.5 Trailer, exc cond, but req some roof work, $2000. 604-534-2346 1996 ITASCA Class A M/H 28ft, new awning, exc cond. 100,000 kms. $16,000 obo. 604-574-3141 2001 27 ft Ford Class C RV, tow pack, V10 pwr, island bed, ent ctre, slp 4, 82K,as new $21,000 due to illness 604-929-7575

2002 GMC Adventurer. Great camping with snowbird option! 106,000 kms Excellent 20’ motorhome. Sleeps 4, with oven, microwave, fridge & new stereo system. Low km, little used. $20,000. (604) 833-4537

ROAD RANGER 5TH WHEEL 24 FT. Rear bath, queen bed, new tires. New cond. $11,950. Call: (604) 325-7871 or email:


9173 2007 Honda Accord Sdn Auto, 69,400kms, V6, sunroof, great condition, no accidents $16,990. (604) 603-4015

2008 Toyota Yaris Auto, A/C, Pwr windows , Great Value! #M8257B $9,300


2003 Mercedes Benz C240, 2005 BMW 325i Coupe,

1997 PORSCHE 911 C2S Wide body. Silver on black. Last of the air cooled, hand built 911’s. Tiptronic. Mint cond. Many extras! 117K km. $36,999. 604-630-2500


2005 HUNTER 33 Sailboat, $95,900. Moored @ Point Roberts. Call Greg 778-686-5299

only 65,000k’s

only 49,800k’s J & L Tri City Truck Services Ltd. 2320 Rogers Avenue Coquitlam. Service & Repairs on all Makes of Heavy Duty Trucks & Trailers. Licenced Mechanics 604 544-1115 or 778 836-2119

2000 PONTIAC Montana, 7 pass, good cond, 138,000 km, $3,500 obo 604-987-2691

For more information on these cars & others call Ted or visit: WWW. CENTRALAUTONS. COM


Services & Repairs





Sedan, only 30,800k’s, local, one owner, leather, moonroof, M Benz serviced, truly exceptional $21,850

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


Sports & Imports

2003 Mercedes-Benz (Rare) E500, Luxury Sport

Scrap Car Removal

SCRAP CAR & TRUCK REMOVAL 1995 FERRARI F355 GTB. Meticulously cared for. Canadian car. Recent full engine out service, new clutch and release bearing, Tubi exhaust, Hyperflow cats, wheel spacers. Drives and looks perfect! A must see! $54,900. Call 778-834-6069

2002 Toyota Sequoia Automatic 305,000 kms 1 owner, top condition, all records, new Michelins. $13,900 email:


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RV/Camper Rentals

2000 FORD Travelaire Mtrhome Superduty, 25ft, 125,000kms, exc cond, $16,000obo. 604-531-2109

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CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 QUALITY CARPENTRY Renos & baths. Insured, local references. Call Dave at 604-724-4342 R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION Alterations, Renos & Decks. Licensed, Insured 604-970-8110 *STRUCTURAL CHANGES*, framing, finishing, repairs. Professional & precise, 778-233-0559



$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 IZVOR - Office Cleaning & Maintenance. North Shore Co. Eves & weekends 778-231-0970 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100



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







**$55 POWERWASHING, windows, gutters, roof leaks.Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604 AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT Home Maintenance & Repairs. Experienced, Reliable Service, Reasonable Rates Call Michael – 604 619-1126

HANDYMAN - Multi Services. North Shore Co. Services avail eves & weekends 778-231-0970



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



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


Superior Cove Tops & Cabinets

#3 - 8652 Joffre Ave, Burnaby

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899




one mini, drainage, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank removal. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 604.649.1213 CEL 604.984.2313 Res/comm, Excavating, Bobcat, Trucking, Water Lines, Sewer Lines, Drainage, Landscaping. Hrly/Contract. Free Estimates. ALLGONE EXCAVATING Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663)



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



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


Flooring/ Refinishing

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

Full Coverage Systems All Types Of Repairs Backflow Testing Spring Start Ups Basket Zones Rain Sensors Call Chris

604.500.3344 Email:


Lawn & Garden

Spring Services

• Fertilizing • Aeration • Power Raking • Odd jobs


TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667


MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271


Moving & Storage


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


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

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

Call Sukh:

604-726-9152 604-984-1988 Allwest Garden Service

Lawn maint, cleanups, moss control, aerating, trim, top, prune. All types of lawn and garden apps. Free est.

604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988

A.All Area Gardening Service Specialty in Moss Control • Aeration Liming and Lawn Maint. • Pruning Topping • General Cleaning

604-926-1526 604-726-9153 Performance Garden Service

LAWNCUTS Free Estimates

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


PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

GLOBAL PLUMBING Lic. Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/hr,



1175 W.15 St. North Van

Garbage Removal • Deliveries


Licensed & Insured

LOCAL MOVERS big/small, deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service 604-928-1527, 925-3186 NAHANEE MOVING.COM Family Owned. Evening moves available. Bonded, Insured. Non Smoking, Free Est. 604-782-3973


Oil Tank Removal

ALLGONE OIL TANK REMOVAL Free est, great rates & service 604-990-GONE (4663)


Painting/ Wallpaper

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust!



All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available


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

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644 SAVE ON PLUMBING! Licenced Plumber/Gas fitter, $65/HR. Same day service. 604-987-7473 Samy



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

604-984-4147 ALLWAYS Pressure Washing Comm/res. Driveways, sidewalks Spring Special 604-985-0402


Renovations & Home Improvement

Seniors Discount

BROTHERS MOVING & Delivery Local & Long Distance 604-720-0931 Best rates.




Call 778.994.5403

310-JIMS (5467)



Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

To place your ad call:

ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

Organic Gardening Service Maintenance, Pruning, Edibles & Installation. 604-215-0232


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Cert. horticulturists 604-518-5661 Scott H. Design & Maintenance

Complete kitchen and bathroom renovations with European crafts manship. Eurobath Renovations 604-644-6818

Writing an effective classified ad is easy when you use these time-tested principles.

B. DHALIWAL GARDENING & LANDSCAPING LTD Lawn maintenance, general cleanup, power raking, moss control, aerating. Complete lawn/ garden serv. Bill 604-317-9961

GREAT LOOKING Landscapes Full service landscape & garden maint. Call Dave: 604-764-7220

Nick 929-7732

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How to write a classified ad that works.

Lawn & Garden

ENGLISH LAWNS: We install and replace. Drainage and Landscaping. Any size job. Nick 604-929-7732

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

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


~ Any size job ~


Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769

# 1167 LIC. $25 service charge. Bonded. BBB, lrg & sm jobs, expert trouble shooter. 617-1774

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Paving

Same Day Service, Fully Insured

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476


“The Grass is Greener”

HOME REPAIRS - Alterations,small jobs ok. Reliable & exp.Call Craig 604-619.8528 Free Est

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



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


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


ALL JOBS WELCOME! •Kitchen & Bath • Crown Moldings •Drywall •Painting •Flooring 778-858-2665 or 604-771-2201 ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582 BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renos & Repairs. 604-986-2871 CHS INC. Custom Home Specialists. New builds, renos 604-990-1434 Complete Bathroom Reno’s Suites, Kitchens,Tiling, Skylights, Windows, Doors. 604-521-1567 DANICO CONSTRUCTION LTD. All kinds of renos, additions, bsmts, kitchens & bath, hardwood flrs.Finish carpentry specialists. Over 20 yrs exp. 604-313-8050


Rubbish Removal

DISPOSAL BINS: All bins are $199 + dump fees. 604-306-8599 HOMEX HAULING & Deliveries. Please call Luigi at 778-994-5403 North Shore Do all Services Local man for rubbish removal etc. Michael 778-868-5079 ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. 7 days/week. Rod 604-985-7193

Tried & True Since 1902

Call for a free estimate:


Visit us online to receive a special discount: A Eastwest Roofing & Siding Re-roofing, Gutter, Free Est, BBB Member, 10% disc, Seniors Disc, 604-812-9721, 604-783-6437 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Shore division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189


PTV HOME RENOVATIONS All types of Reno’s. Est. 1995. 20% off Tile. Call 778-235-1772


CURTIS JOHN ROOFING (since 1978) Roof tune-up from $149. 24 hr repair. 604-985-1913 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333 ROOFING REPAIRS 604-988-0279 All types, Guaranteed. 34 yrs exp. Call John (cell 604-375-0979)




Rubbish Removal

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



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

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


★All Tiling, Repairs, Remodels Bathrooms, kitchens, patios. Free est. Call Mike 604-761-4448 or

Top Soil

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



Tree Services

★AAA★ TREE SERVICE. Tree & stump removal, pruning/trimming. Ins & cert. arborist 604-987-8500


Window Cleaning

BRUCE BRIGHTER Window Cleaning 604-727-0900

WEST COAST Home Services Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Guaranteed lowest price WCB insured 604-984-4147




We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 604-RUBBISH, 782-2474 We remove & recycle anything. Free est. Large or small jobs.

FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272 HOME REPAIRS Maintenance Structural repairs! WBC/INS Call 604-925-0661 or 604-861-8145 LOW COST CONSTRUCTION Renos, additions, kitchens, suites, drywall tile. 604-657-9904 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384

Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee



RICKY DEWAN PAINTING Interior - Exterior - Strata • Pressure Washing • Small Repairs

604-299-5831 – Cell 604-833-7529 CONFIDENT PAINTING LTD Int/Ext Specialist 20 yr exp. Reas rates, quality. Licensed, Ins, WCB

Jean-Guy 604-626-1975

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $97. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY Painter, meticulous, prof & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

Graig 604-986-3463

★BORA Painting★ Res/Com, Int/Ext, Pressure Washing, Free Estmates, 604 700-6665

2012 Special Aeration, moss control and lawn maintenance, $95 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526

★ STAFFORD & SON ★ Interior/Exterior. Top quality work. Reasonable rates. 604-809-3842

Renovations & Repair lam/wood flooring/tiling, finishing carpentry, dywall, paint, counter tops. Qlty work, Free est. 778-893-7277




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Run your private party merchandise ad until you cancel



We can sell your stuff. Give us a call. 604.630.3300

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

1 photo ad, 3 lines. 1 online ad, 5 photos, many lines. It runs till you cancel, for up to one year.


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North Shore News April 11 2012  

North Shore News April 11 2012