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Recovery centre to get petition vote Jeremy Shepherd

THE fate of what could be the District of North Vancouver’s first alcohol recovery centre is in the hands of the community for the next 45 days, following a unanimous decision by council Monday.

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RCMP Const. Lorianne Neu and fellow police officers from North and West Vancouver will be checking for drinking drivers over the holiday season. The annual CounterAttack program officially kicked off Nov. 29. Police and ICBC are asking drivers who know they might drink to arrange for a ride home — possibly through Operation Red Nose — or a designated driver.

Council approved engaging its alternative approval process for the North Shore Support Recovery House, a two-storey, nine-bed, women-only centre earmarked for the north end of Lloyd Avenue. The alternate process means the project’s opponents have until Jan. 28 to garner signatures from 10 per cent of the district’s electors, about 6,000 signees, and trigger a district-wide referendum on the issue. If no petition is completed, the district will reconsider the centre’s merits and drawbacks following a public information session in early spring. While no one spoke against the aims of Turning Point, the Vancouver non-profit that See Neighbours page 3

Safeway development dead: Onni

Brent Richter

IT appears developer Onni Group is giving up on its proposal to build condos, offices and retail space at the Safeway site on Lonsdale at 13th.

In a Dec. 3 letter to City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto and copied to the rest of council, Onni’s president states that the company will be withdrawing its application because of comments made throughout the public process by Couns. Pam Bookham and Rod Clark. “We intend to announce publicly within the next 48-72 hours that we are withdrawing our application. . . ,” Rossano De

Company can no longer tolerate councillors’ abuse: president

Cotiis stated. “Unfortunately, we are no longer able to tolerate public abuse from these colleagues of yours and are unwilling to continue to go to endless rounds of public hearings until Councillors Bookham and Clark get their way.” Specifically, it was the accusations that Onni had manipulated the town hall meeting and public hearing and otherwise manufactured public support for the project.

“The outrageous public comments made by Councillor Clark and Councillor Bookham over the past number of months are not only unprofessional and undemocratic but, in our view, possibly defamatory,” De Cotiis states. An Onni employee signed up a host of supporters to the Nov. 19 public hearing speakers list, though council has noted that is not a violation of any rules. However, council voted 4-3 on Nov. 26 to hold a second public hearing in January. Subsequent to that meeting, the issue was place on Monday night’s agenda after Coun. Don Bell announced he would reconsider his vote for a second hearing. See Clark page 5

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Hospital employee parking a concern City to grapple with on-street regulation, possible pay parking Brent Richter

A glut of Lions Gate Hospital employees parking on surrounding residential streets to avoid parking fees has the City of North Vancouver looking at changing who can park where and how much it will cost them.

Council voted to send a number of ideas to an upcoming policy committee meeting including: ■ cutting back on the resident-exempt parking on nearby streets that have low demand for parking; ■ creating temporary visitor parking permits for out-of-town guests and transferable medical-need permits; ■ installing pay parking on the 200-block of 15th Street and the 1300- and 1400-blocks of St. Andrews Avenue; and ■ creating more resident permit-only parking on high occupancy streets with higher fees for residents. “I’m looking for a rather lively policy committee meeting just based on the feedback I get from residents in the central Lonsdale/Lions Gate Hospital area,” said Coun. Rod Clark at Monday’s council meeting. “Right down to Keith Road, there are people complaining to me that their street parking is taken up during the day by Lions Gate Hospital employees.” But the ideas are earning a quick rebuke from some neighbours who want to “park unharassed in front of their homes” without being charged for it. “Our street . . . has gone from a quiet, pleasant area to an employee parking lot with cars jockeying for position in early mornings with incumbent noise, traffic and inconvenience,” said Glenys Stuart, a 12th Street resident, at the Nov. 26 council meeting. “How can you justify charging residents to park when the problem is brought on by employees of the hospital?” Other neighbours from the street noted that the city will just push the Lions Gate employees to park their cars in the next closest block of free parking, which will bring a new batch of complaints. Lions Gate staff pay $5.75 per day or $32.52 per payroll deduction to park at the hospital. Visitor parking is $2 per half hour or $15 for 24 hours. Clark said any study of new parking options should include information on why Delta Hospital provides free parking for guests and staff and why the same couldn’t be done here. But the Fraser Health Authority, which oversees parking for all hospitals in the region, is looking to put an end to that, according to Nafisa Abdulla, public affairs consultant for Fraser Health. “Fraser Health has proposed a pay-parking management

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PAY parking is always available at Lions Gate Hospital, but nearby residents say employees park on their streets to avoid the cost of parking on-site. program to the Delta municipal council and they continue to resist the introduction of pay parking at Delta,” she said. “One point (council) made was that if we did charge for parking at Delta Hospital, people would start to park in the community, at city hall and the rec centre which are near the hospital.” It costs $45,000 per year to maintain Lions Gate Hospital parking infrastructure and the fees go to offset that cost. Extra revenue goes into patient care Abdulla said. Fraser Health also needs to put a price on parking to control how it gets used, she added. “Parking space is at a premium at health care sites and rates are intended to encourage stall rotation to ensure patients have access to parking at all times,” she said in an email. “Paid

parking at hospital parking facilities also discourages customers and employees of surrounding businesses from parking at our sites. Our facilities would have significant non-hospital related parkers if we did not charge competitive rates.” Hospital rates are generally lower than market rates, she added. But there may be some relief for those drivers who aren’t keen on paying to park while they work as Fraser Health is evaluating how it can fluctuate its rates to better suit staff and employees. “We are exploring a number of rate flexibility options for both employees and public parking at Lions Gate Hospital in light of the rescission of the HST scheduled for April 2013,” Abdulla said.

strike Neighbours want to protect parkland CapU unlikely From page 1

would run the centre, many residents objected to handing public land to a private interest. The district bought the parcel in 1970, using the existing house as a rental property until swinging the wrecking ball in 2010. “We are opposed to rezoning parkland,” said Bob MacWhirter, a neighbour who was one of several speakers opposed to the development. “This would set a very dangerous precedent.” MacWhirter objected to the lack of community input, which he said constituted an abuse of process. “Removing park dedication is something that affects all the residents of the North Shore,” he said, beseeching council to send the message that parks are not grounds for development. Turning Point vice-president Marc Strongman said the centre would be used “for helping people in need with addiction.” The current site is ideal, according to Strongman, who said no other locations were being considered. He said he passes the area frequently and that he’s never seen anyone using it as a park. “This has been used as a house for as long as I can remember,” he said. The project also received support from Gloria Dei Lutheran church pastor Kim Staus. The Gladwin Drive church has hosted weekly Alcoholics Anonymous meetings, and Staus said a recovery centre would be an addition to the district. “I commend you for this proposal,” he said. Staus also said the land is not currently used for recreation. “I have never seen anybody using those properties as park,” he said. Council is undertaking the alternative approval process out of an abundance of caution, according to district staff. “As it was not designated as park, it could be argued that the alternative process is unnecessary,” said chief administrative officer David Stuart. Stuart also stressed that council’s ruling would not set a precedent. “This is site specific. This is not a slippery slope,” he said. The Murdo Frazer Park will be unchanged by the development, assured Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn. “We won’t be doing anything to the pond or the ducks,” he said, addressing an email from a child who feeds those ducks. “Not a blade of grass will be disturbed.” One of the project’s detractors asked council to uphold the spirit of the ruling made by council in 1970.

“The council of the day, upon purchasing it, immediately rented the property for 40 years,” argued MacKay-Dunn. The former RCMP officer said he’s received numerous heart-tugging emails from children who are fearful their park would be taken away. “When people start using young children in that way it is inexcusable,” MacKay-Dunn said. “You should be ashamed of yourselves.” Turning Point’s abstinence-based treatment puts an emphasis on employment and education training, as well as offering a program dealing with the links between domestic violence and substance abuse. It generally requires anyone looking for help at their centres be sober for a minimum of 48 hours before checking in. “Many women are sent to recover in the middle of a drug ghetto by their communities, who don’t want to deal with them,” MacKay-Dunn said, discussing the challenges of getting sober in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. When struggling with addiction, a higher power is essential in putting your life back together, according to MacKay-Dunn. “Nature is a higher power,” he said, explaining the need for the facility’s picturesque setting. “The question is whether the immediate community will allow this,” he said. That community received empathy from Coun. Robin Hicks. “I only learned tonight that this wasn’t a dedicated park,” said Hicks. Hicks requested council incorporate some recourse for neighbours if they experience adverse effects because of the recovery house, a call echoed by MacKay-Dunn. “If this doesn’t work,” MacKay-Dunn said, “they will be out of there.” The need for the facility was reiterated by Coun. Mike Little, who discussed the difficulties of dealing with rehabilitation facilities. “That whole process is so displacing,” he said. “I don’t debate the need for this type of facility on the North Shore. . . . The debate is about the suitability of the land.” Mayor Richard Walton said every email he’d received on the subject related to land-use concerns. While the area is covered with grass, there is nothing in the district bylaws precluding numerous developments, according to Coun. Lisa Muri. “We could put in an athletic field, right now, today,” she said. A field house, tennis court, concession, or numerous other structures could be erected on the site, Muri said.

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STUDENTS at Capilano University will likely not be getting an extension on final exams and assignments due to strike action. On Nov. 29, Capilano University staff belonging to the Canadian Office and Professional Employees Union Local 378 (COPE 378) voted 94 per cent in favour of strike action. Representatives from Capilano University and COPE 378 worked through the weekend and made progress toward an agreement. “There will be no strike,” said the university’s communicationsandmarketing manager David Demuynck. Capilano University has avoided what would have been the latest in a slew of B.C. postsecondary job actions this fall. See Bargaining page 5

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Clark defends statements From page 1

Reached by phone Tuesday afternoon, Rod Clark defended his previous statements, saying he didn’t feel they were defamatory. “I made my comments based on the facts as I see them,” he said. “The process is what concerns me the most, and the process has been hijacked, as I indicated.” “I think the community is going to be well served going back to the drawing board.” Also speaking to the North Shore News Tuesday, Mussatto maintained the public hearing had been held in a fair and open way. He expressed disappointment at the apparent loss of the project, saying the affordable housing, office space and daycare that had been included in the proposal would be tough to replace. “Between 13th Street and 17th Street is the city centre,” he said. “If you can’t put density there, it’s going to be very difficult to put it anywhere else. . . . I’ve been pretty depressed about it.” If Onni follows through on its statement, it will kill a controversial project that would have seen 344 condo units in two towers measuring 180 and 240 feet in height, atop a commercial podium including a new grocery store, as well as 40,000 square feet of office space. Asked if it was unusual for a developer to scrap a project on this scale, ostensibly in response to comments by councillors, Mussatto said yes. “That’s the first time in my career and almost 20 years on council that I’ve seen a development like this happen — especially when . . . a majority of people at a public hearing were in support of it,” said the mayor. This is the second proposal Onni has put forward for the property at 1308 Lonsdale Ave. The last one, submitted in 2010, included three 18-storey towers and was rejected by council. But the most recent attempt did win support from nearby residents, De Cotiis noted in the letter. “According to your own staff, we have exceeded expectations in terms of public outreach and consultation and have significantly changed the project based on feedback from residents,” he said. “Neighbours who were initially opposed to the project have become public and vocal supporters based on our commitment to amending our proposal to address and incorporate their concerns.” De Cotiis also reminded council of the amenities the city will be forfeiting with loss of the application. “This is not a decision we made lightly and deeply regret the loss of much needed commercial space, childcare and other amenities negotiated in good faith,” he said.

The developer had offered to include 5,000 square feet of childcare space, 10,000 square feet of non-profit affordable housing, heightened environmental building standards, a connection to the Lonsdale Energy Corporation and a $1-milion contribution to the city’s amenity fund. The increased height and density above what is allowed in the official community plan, as well as the traffic flow around the massive development were huge points of contention for critics of the proposal throughout the process. De Cotiis goes on in the letter to lecture Bookham about comments she made about Onni’s supporters, most of whom described themselves as young professionals at the public hearing. “Further, it is not surprising that we see diminishing voter turnouts and growing apathy among young people towards our democratic processes given some of the disturbing comments made by Councillor Bookham,” he wrote. “Discriminatory attacks based on age have no place in any public hearing by anyone, let alone by an elected official who is supposed to represent their interests.” “I see it as the response of a frustrated applicant who up until recently probably thought this was going to be approved,” said Bookham in an interview. “I think it gives us a clear slate. We — the community, council, the developer — need time to step back. I hope they will consider coming back with a significantly different proposal.” Beau Jarvis, Onni’s vice-president of development, declined to comment ahead of a statement slated for release at the end of the day. “I wish I could trust you guys more in reporting in an unbiased manner,” he said. — with files from James Weldon

Bargaining resumes Wed. From page 3

“We haven’t said that we absolutely wouldn’t go on strike, but we’re definitely hopeful that we can come to a final agreement on Wednesday,” said COPE 378 spokeswoman Jarrah Hodge. Both parties will return to the bargaining table on Wednesday to negotiate fair and reasonable wage increases that accommodate inflation, said Hodge. “At the end of the day they’re going to have to meet half way,” she said. Film student Joel Eddington isn’t counting on a strike for extra cram sessions. “I don’t think it’s going to happen. I’m just going to keep on studying,” he said. COPE378representsuniversityemployeesindepartmentssuch as financial aid, payroll and marketing and communications. If the 357 union members at Capilano University had gone on strike, it would have shut down the university during final exam period. Faculty and staff resumed their strike at BCIT on Monday.

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RESERVING parkland is a cause near and dear to many residents of North Vancouver. The fights to protect the forested slopes above Deep Cove and to prevent any discussion of rezoning a portion of Lynn Canyon Park mobilized unprecedented numbers of voters in the District of North Vancouver. It was mainly in response to those outcries that the council of the day placed park dedication referenda in front of voters to protect the majority of district parkland from tampering. Once dedicated, such land can only be rezoned after another referendum. But there is no such dedication in place on the parcel of land adjacent to Murdo Frazer Park that the district is considering for a recovery home for addicted women. Residents from the Pemberton Heights and Edgemont

areas who say they do not oppose the recovery home but are concerned about the precedent involved in repurposing parkland don’t have much of an argument. The land in question had a rental home on it as recently as 2010, not a public tennis court or a duck pond. Nevertheless, council has decided to give them a shot at proving they represent the majority viewpoint. They will need to sign up 10 per cent of district electors to a petition opposing the land use by Jan. 28. Given that fewer than 30 per cent of electors turn out for a municipal vote, that’s an onerous task and unlikely to succeed. In the meantime, we congratulate Turning Point, the Gloria Dei Lutheran Church and district staff for finally finding a way to create a muchneeded facility in our community.


Paying for The Great Wall of West Vancouver

Dear Editor: I am opposed to the mega development proposal for the 1300block Marine Drive in West Van, and I want to share some economic principles about money and property values to explain why. The value of a property is not just the bricks and mortar. There is also an intrinsic value which is influenced by the surroundings: if it is beside a garbage dump or a park, if there is a freeway outside the front door, if it is on a quiet street, if a view, or if the Great Wall of West Vancouver is blocking that view — and light and ocean breeze. In their wisdom, previous governments have created zoning bylaws and OCPs to protect property owners and these intrinsic values from such things as a garbage dump appearing next door, or a mammoth structure blocking our visual access to the sea. I am tired of having West Vancouver council on the one hand espousing the importance of the quality of life in West Van and bragging about how taxes have been held in check, and on the other hand being blinded by the glow of a $37-million cheque. Owners in Ambleside are paying dearly for that tax freeze in the loss of our property values. Let me explain: It appears that similar or identical properties sell for 20-50 thousand dollars more if there is a view — part of that intrinsic value. This is not rocket science — just check real estate listings and sales data. Talk to one of our many independent local Realtors. Now in the 1200- to 1400-blocks of Lower Ambleside, there are easily at least 1,000 properties that will lose their view to this proposed development. Again, not rocket science, just walk around the neighbourhood and count. Simple multiplication will tell you that is an aggregate loss of 20-50 million dollars — the proposed sale price of the 1300-block Marine Drive and then some. The people of Ambleside will pay for that new police station in reduced property values. To expect that is outrageous. The new taxes expected from those 88 proposed condos, lavish


as they might be — the net increase in density — amounts to perhaps $300,000 in additional property taxes based on the current mill rate. That would be the salaries and benefits of maybe two city managers. Not a princely sum. However, the loss of taxes on the 20-50 million dollar loss in property values farther up the hill will really leave the net revenue gain insignificant. We can even keep the minions, but perhaps hold them to a wage freeze. Now, let’s have a closer look at our tax notice. Despite what the anonymous author of the flyers that have come around during the last 20+ election years says, our municipal taxes are the lowest in Metro Vancouver. Our mill rate is 1.81. Compare that with the District of North Vancouver of 2.25, City of North Vancouver of 2.36, Coquitlam — lots of million dollar houses there — of 2.94. I know tax increases in this economy are not popular, however the property owners of Ambleside should not have to foot what amounts to the full cost of the new police station in reduced property values. That is simply not fair. The district website says there are 16,340 households in West Vancouver. A modest tax increase — say $200 per household — would garner us approximately 3.2 million dollars a year. In 10 years we would all have paid for that new police station, not just the people in Ambleside. And we would not have to sell the 1300-block to do it. On the other hand, we could limit that development to three storeys; it would fit in the neighbourhood, we would have to reduce our selling price, but we would have that new police station paid for in five years. For argument’s sake, if every household’s taxes increased by a whopping $900, which is only the tax differential between a million dollar house in West Van and the District of North Vancouver, we would pay for that police station in 2.5 years, not have to sell the 1300-block, not have to hide behind an eight-storey monstrosity and move on. If we can afford blue lights at the foot of 14th Street, want a state of the art police station to match our state of the art community

centre and apparently shape an image of West Vancouver that some want, then everyone should have to dig a little deeper. Council should not be swayed by developers preying on our greed and, if the North Shore News is to be believed, loading our council meetings. West Vancouver council needs to rethink the current proposal and be fair to the people of Ambleside. Maintain our quality of life. Don’t agree to build the Great Wall of West Vancouver, take our view and make us pay for it. Sandra Leidl West Vancouver

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Sometimes it’s just about appearances

“People who are in positions of power and influence must make sure their private fundraising does not rely on the metaphorical “muscle” of perceived or actual influence in obtaining donations.” Janet Leiper

AFTER he endorsed the report of Toronto Integrity Commissioner Janet Leiper, Ontario Superior Court Justice Charles T. Hackland quoted from it in his own judgment of a lawsuit against Toronto Mayor Rob Ford. The suit was filed by municipal voter Paul Magder, in the belief that Ford was in a conflict of interest when he used city stationery to solicit donations from “lobbyists and corporate donors” for his private football foundation. In declaring for Magder, Hackland said, “. . . I have concluded that [Ford] contravened s.5 of the [Municipal Conflict of Interest Act] when he spoke and voted on a matter in which he had a pecuniary interest at the meeting of Toronto City Council on Feb. 7, 2012.” The pecuniary interest at issue was not the donations themselves, but the fundamental fact that Ford stood to benefit if council decided he did not have to

Just Asking

Elizabeth James repay the $3,150 to the donors as Leiper had ordered. Hackland’s decision has relevance to events on our own doorstep, albeit the rules are different. Toronto council relies on four pieces of legislation for guidance — including the conflict of interest act and the city’s Code of Conduct — whereas the conflicts of interest that might occur here are governed by Division 6 of the 2003 Community Charter. Despite the details it provides, however, Section 105 (2.c) of the charter does no favours to either an elected member or citizens when it comes to “lawful contributions” made during election campaigns. The charter’s failure to define donor types, or to restrict the size and timing of donations, allows conflicts to arise that embarrass both donors and elected officials alike — and that inflames community suspicions about the motivations behind

those donations. Case in point: In Jan. 2011, the Onni Group presented an application to the City of North Vancouver for redevelopment of the Safeway site at 13th and Lonsdale that more than doubled existing zoning and blew apart the guidelines of the official community plan. In May 2011, council balked and asked the developer to go back to the drawing board, reduce the density, eliminate bulk and shadowing effects, address traffic concerns and to submit a proposal more acceptable to the neighbourhood and to council. The Onni Group complied and held community meetings to assist in that process. By Oct. 2011, council was in full election mode. Candidates for mayoralty and council seats were on the hustings drumming up votes and campaign donations. Post-election candidate disclosure statements revealed

that, beginning Oct. 24, RPMG Holdings (the Onni Group) donated $5,000 to mayoralty candidate Darrell Mussatto, $1,500 each to council candidates Linda Buchanan and Cheryl Leia and a further $1,000 to former councillor Bob Fearnley. Other donations may also be linked to the project. Under Section 105 (2.e) of the charter, those amounts were legally donated and accepted, at a time when Onni was in the ongoing process of seeking council’s approval for an extremely controversial development application. The developers presented their revised proposal to a sell-out crowd at a public hearing last month on Nov. 19. Although different from the original plan, density and project layout remained indigestible to many in the community. Furthermore, controversy over the bulk sign-up of Onni

supporters on the first three pages of the speakers’ list before the posted opening time of 5 p.m. and the mind-numbing length of a hearing Mussatto allowed to run to 12.45 a.m. led many to claim they were being bullied into submission. Thankfully, council deferred debate of the bylaws until Nov. 26. Charter rules governing public hearings dictate that no new material may be presented after the hearing is closed, so some residents were ecstatic when council voted 4-3 to hold a second hearing in January. Then, on Nov. 26, amended rules changing the sign-up time to 4:30 p.m. were posted to the city’s website — a week after the hearing. Last Thursday, Coun. Don Bell indicated he planned to rescind his vote to approve second hearing. Then, prior to Monday’s council meeting, he asked that his motion to reconsider be withdrawn,

meaning his support for a second public hearing would stand. Onni now says it will withdrew its application. However the story unfolds, public hearing rules and the charter need to be clarified. The City of Surrey has already seen the light. On Nov. 26 it announced that its own public hearing on a casino application was being deferred until midJanuary and that “those wishing to speak will be required to state their names and addresses for the record.” Council might just want to review the two-year history of the Onni application in the light of Justice Hackland’s quote from Ontario Divisional Court Justice Lederer who observed, “Those who are elected and, as a result, take part in the decision-making processes of government, should act, and be seen to act, in the public interest.”

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Court awards woman $238K Victim of rear-ender runs marathons after accident

A B.C. Supreme Court judge has awarded a West Vancouver woman more than $238,000 for injuries suffered when her minivan was rear-ended — even though she continued to run marathons after the accident. Justice Jennifer Power made the award to Gloria Lee Clark following an earlier six-day trial. Power granted Clark $238,700 for damages suffered in the accident, including $100,000 for diminished ability to earn income and $85,000 for loss of enjoyment of life. Power made the decision in the civil suit, despite evidence that Clark did not take any significant time off work and ran five marathons — including making a personal best time of under four hours in the Boston Marathon — after the accident. A defence lawyer for the other driver had argued Clark only suffered minor whiplash in the rear-ender and made up her injury for financial gain. But the judge didn’t agree.

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While acknowledging it was unusual to suffer chronic pain and continue with a rigorous athletic training schedule, Power agreed with a sports medicine specialist who said Clark was able to keep running because she was a “survivor” and that her ability to run “multiple marathons while at the same time suffering chronic pain, is not necessarily inconsistent.” According to court documents, the accident happened on June 8, 2006 when Clark, driving an Oldsmobile minivan, was rearended by Marek Kouba in a Volkswagen when both drivers were exiting Highway 1 on to Westview Drive. The accident caused only minor damage to her vehicle. According to court documents, prior to the accident, Clark was an athletic person who ran, skied, hiked, bicycled and kayaked in addition to caring for her children and working part-time for Transport Canada. Clark continued several athletic pursuits after the accident including hiking the Grouse Grind and running marathons. Despite that, the judge accepted that “this accident has had a real impact on her life” including neck, upper back and shoulder pain that has resulted in difficulty sleeping and performing household chores. The $238,000 award included more than $38,000 for the cost of future care including $28,000 for yoga sessions. — Jane Seyd

WEDNESDAY night last week was a dangerous time for pedestrians in North Vancouver as three were struck by vehicles in separate incidents at marked crosswalks. A driver hit a 14-year-old girl around 5 p.m. as she was making her way across Westview Drive at 19th Street. She suffered bruises and lost two of her front teeth in the collision. Just half an hour later, a 21-year-old man suffered minor injuries when a left-turning vehicle hit him as he tried to cross at Chesterfield Avenue at Third Street. Then at 6:30 p.m., an almost identical incident occurred just a few blocks away at Lonsdale Avenue. The driver clipped the 27-yearold victim’s knee, knocking him to the ground. All of the drivers were issued warnings or tickets for failure to yield. “These three pedestrians are all very fortunate they did not sustain more serious injuries,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, spokesman for See Wear page 11

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Tar sands oil the wrong global fuel Dear Editor: I appreciate John Hunter’s desire to engage in the Kinder Morgan pipeline discussion (Tankers, Pipelines Already Provide 70% of B.C.’s Gas, Nov. 14), even though he describes my statement as “over simplistic and largely untrue.” Perhaps I should say that his comments are misleading and beside the point. Kinder Morgan’s proposal for an additional pipeline needs to be viewed in the context of the emerging global warming crisis. We are now witnessing the more frequent drought and super storm consequences of just under one degree Celsius warming. To avoid catastrophic consequences, we need to keep the temperature increase below two degrees. If we continue burning fossil fuels as planned by the gas, oil and coal industries, the temperature increase will likely reach 2.5 degrees by 2060 and five degrees by 2100. To avoid this fate and keep the temperature increase below two degrees, we can only burn 15 per cent of today’s proven reserves of natural gas, oil, and coal. The other 85 per cent needs to stay in the ground. Since we can’t burn it all, which of our available fossil fuels should we use? The smart answer is to burn only those fossil fuels with the lowest CO2 footprint. That way, we get the maximum energy output as we transition to green energy. John Hunter suggests that the “slight differences” between oil sands bitumen and other crude oil is “generally small on a ‘wells to wheels’ basis.” This so-called “slight difference” ranges from five per cent to 23 per cent compared to other crudes (

Getting-the-Numbers-Right-2012_U.pdf). The higher emissions are for in situ extraction methods which are the fastest growing methods. Every ton of coal we burn and every barrel of tar sands oil we produce, transport and consume reduces the amount of energy we can use without destroying our climate. Instead of using natural gas to steam the bitumen out of the tar sands, we should be burning the natural gas directly in our cars. Burning natural gas in our vehicles instead of gasoline would result in another 20 per cent reduction in CO2 emissions. Mr. Hunter also writes of a long history of tanker transport of crude oil through Vancouver harbour. The Trans Mountain pipeline was built in 1952 to bring Alberta light crude to Vancouver area refineries and replace tanker transport of crude oil. Tankers in Vancouver harbour mostly transported less hazardous refined products to Vancouver Island and up the coast until Kinder Morgan took over in 2005 and started shipping the far more toxic bitumen through the harbour. The Trans Mountain Discussion Guide states “The proposed Trans Mountain Expansion Project will allow Canada to promote its resources on the oil market where oil commands world pricing.” That means bitumen. Weshouldn’tbebuildingpipelineinfrastructure which not only puts our waters at risk, but also commits us to burning our dirtiest fuels when we need to switch temporarily to our cleanest fossil fuels as we transition to the green economy. Producing, transporting and consuming tar sands oil is the worst possible path. It’s like shooting drugs with dirty needles. Jim Stephenson, North Vancouver

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Dykhof Nurseries’ Kelly and Ineke Milligan The sixth annual Dykhof Nurseries and Florist Ladies Extravaganza, a fun-filled charity event benefitting the Vancouver Fire Fighters’ Charitable Society, was held in North Vancouver Nov. 15. Those in attendance were treated to live entertainment by the Bluesparks band, demonstrations of holiday décor, snacks and refreshments. Firefighters were also on hand to lend their autographs to the Vancouver Hall of Flame Charity Calendar.

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Wildlife-friendly gardens EACH year at this time a variety of wildlife seems to reappear in my garden looking for food, water and sometimes a place to rest.

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We have bears, coons, squirrels, a skunk, the odd owl that flies through and a variety of birds that come to visit. Spring time is usually the busiest season for wildlife visits but fall is eminently more important for wildlife

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Currently, my students at the UBC Botanical Garden are working on a project to choose plants that enhance backyard biodiversity. A worthy project in this day and age but enhancing biodiversity in the garden is not just about choosing plants, it’s so much more and it comes with the responsibility to be accepting of all forms of life. One of the long-held doctrines of attracting wildlife to the garden is the focus on choosing native plants. The believers say that if you plant native plants, wildlife will appear to eat at the table you have set. Such a belief is naive and untrue in the modified and unnaturally managed urban environment. I am not against planting any of the 5,500 or so B.C. native plant species, of which a mere 20 species or so can be bought legally and commercially. I am against the use of the myopic policy of using only native plants to attract wildlife at the expense of so many other ornamental plants that attract and feed wildlife equally well. Here are some key concepts that will attract wildlife into the garden. ■ Provide food in many forms: Plant a wide variety of flowering plants with nectar for insects to feed on, which will attract birds to feed on the insects. Grow trees with a variety of seeds and fruits to attract birds and squirrels, which will attract higher life forms to feed on the birds and squirrels. Protect and enhance the community of soil life to attract birds, snakes and frogs to feed on soil insects. ■ Plant in layers: Planting a layered and diverse canopy structure will attract a diverse array of wildlife. Tall trees underplanted with smaller trees, and large shrubs underplanted with small shrubs, and perennials underplanted with groundcovers and bulbs, will provide a diverse canopy structure that

offers varied living spaces for life. By contrast, a lawn with a few shrubs provides home for a very limited array of life and those monoculture plantings load the dinner plate for pests. ■ Is there anything to drink? Water is a primary element needed to sustain all life and without some form of fresh clean water, few animals will visit or stay in the garden. Use deep-sided ponds, large oak barrels, deepdish bird baths or any other manner of built water feature that provides reasonably clean water to allow insects and animals to get a drink. ■ Where do I sleep? If you want wildlife to visit then make them a bed to sleep in. Birds need undisturbed dense areas in trees and shrubs to nest in. Larger animals like raccoons and chipmunks need large branched trees to rest and sleep in. Insects and small animals like frogs, salamanders and snakes need dense cover such as wood piles, rock piles, rotting logs or thick leaf litter mulch to hibernate in during the winter months. An immaculately clean garden with nothing to eat and no place to live attracts nothing but slugs. ■ Is that going to hurt me? Fertilizers, pesticides and bug zappers cause harm to many forms of life. Do no harm, cause no harm and use no harmful product in the garden if you want to attract wildlife. As I always tell my students: Don’t you know? If not, then learn. Don’t you care? Maybe you should. Lastly, show some tolerance, respect and spirituality for life in its many forms and enjoy those priceless and thrilling moments of wildlife viewing in the garden. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist and chief horticulture instructor at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. For advice contact him at

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It will be 16 years this December that I have been writing my Home Ideas column for the North Shore News. To celebrate, I have been working on a website, lunter. ca, where a good majority of the Home Ideas columns over the past years have now been categorized and archived. Home Ideas If you are looking for an Barb Lunter idea that ran in a past issue, there’s a good chance that it is now on the website. To launch this year’s holiday columns I’ve decided to do three “greatest hits” for the season. Two of the ideas are from years past and one is new and very easy to do. Santa hat flower arrangement This idea is so simple you can literally make it minutes before your guests arrive. The trick is to have everything on hand and then put it together for your table. Purchase a small square white cube floral container and a brick of wet floral foam. You will also need a piece of a white feather boa. Lastly, you will require a dozen red roses. To make the arrangement, cut the foam to fit the container. Soak the foam for at least 15 minutes and place inside the pot. Cut your rose stems to approximately 3-5 centimetres long and insert into the wet floral foam. Continue until the top of the container is full. Tie off with the white ribbon. These arrangements are really nice when you make two or three of them and scatter them on a table.


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It was also a reminder that winter has arrived. Winter is a special season in the lives of birds, with food and weather being the two most important issues, although for some birds, like ducks, it’s actually the courting season. Owls too, start early with breeding chores and the tiny Anna’s hummingbird will be nesting by February (it’s true!). By December, birds that spent the winter locally have ‘settled in’ till spring. This is one reason, i.e. stable bird populations, that the annual Christmas bird counts are held from mid-December to early January. The North Shore is part of the Vancouver Christmas Bird Count, and Maplewood Conservation Area is a very important part of it. Weather conditions play an important part in what birds are actually counted. For example, if freshwater ponds are frozen over, it will force ducks and geese into salt water habitats like Maplewood’s tidal flats. Not only is it courtship time for ducks like mallards, wigeons

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and pintails, but they are also in their finest plumages. We have the greatest diversity of waterfowl in winter — we are ‘south’ to these birds, many of whom come from the far north, and some like the long-tailed duck are from arctic waters. Good places on the North Shore to see a fine variety of waterfowl include Maplewood Conservation Area and Ambleside Park. Watch for scoters (three species), goldeneyes (two species), red-breasted merganser and ruddy duck. On the November bird walk at Maplewood Conservation Area, a family of trumpeter swans landed off Osprey Point. And flocks of Snow Geese have been seen winging their way south — perhaps to the Fraser Delta, or beyond. These are birds that

breed in Siberia. December is also an excellent month to watch for raptors. Snowy owls have made a return to Boundary Bay and there are also good numbers of short-eared owls. Our resident buteo-type (and typical of the group) is the red-tailed hawk, but a northern species that winters locally is called the rough-legged hawk. Watch also for the peregrine falcon, merlin, sharp-shinned hawk and Cooper’s hawk (common). Two rarities that show up most winters on the North Shore are the northern goshawk and the gyrfalcon. Skiers and snowshoers in the local mountains should watch for the goshawk – a beautiful member and largest of the accipiter group of bird hunting hawks. Hot Tip!: A superb adult goshawk has been seen at Maplewood in early December. Small birds that normally occur in December include chickadees, kinglets, finches and sparrows. Black-capped and chestnut-backed are our common chickadees, but there’s also a good chance of seeing a mountain chickadee if you watch for it (it has a white line over each eye). Finches like purple and house are commonly seen at bird See Catch page 19

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Catch finches on the mountains From page 18 feeders; along with pine siskins and goldfinches, you might be lucky to spot a few beautiful common redpolls. Again, if you’re a cross country skier or you snowshoe in the North Shore Mountains (if you’ve never been along a snowy winter trail, you owe yourself a treat). Go with a guide, watch for ‘winter finches’ like crossbills (red and white-winged) pine grosbeaks, siskins, redpolls and the hard but not impossible to find gray-crowned rosy finch: all these finches can show up at lower elevations too. Sometimes, at Maplewood Conservation Area, red crossbills are seen foraging along the seashore.


If you are planning to buy birding binoculars for someone, bear a few things in minds – make sure they are waterproof, fog proof, and carry a good warranty (lifetime and no fault). Enjoy our winter birds, but do so safely. Best wishes and good birding for the New Year. Al Grass is a Naturalist with Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia, which sponsors free walks at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area on the second Saturday of every month. The

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FOOD and weather are the biggest concerns for birds in the winter season. The tiny Anna’s hummingbird (above/top right) will be nesting by February. next walk is Saturday December 8 – where you can learn more about the wintering birds at Maplewood. Meet at 10 a.m. at MaplewoodFlats,2645Dollarton

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Children ages five-10 are invited to join the choir that practises every Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The program is all about having fun with music. Info: 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. NorthShoreCelticEnsemble: Children ages nine to 17 with at least two years experience of violin and an interest in Celtic music are invited to play in a lively ensemble. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings at Handsworth secondary, 1044 Edgewood Rd., North Vancouver. Info: cgiguere@ or Parent and Tot Gym: Open gym time for children ages onefive, Wednesdays, 1-2:15 p.m. at Ron Andrews Community Centre, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Parent participation and supervision is required. Drop-in fee: $1. Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 physical fitness, citizenship and leadership while fostering an interest in Canada’s civilian and naval maritime communities. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604-988-8911 or Toddler Storytime: Free dropin for children ages two-three, Wednesdays, 10:15-10:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: 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 is not required. Info: children. 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: children. Young Mothers Program: For mothers 24 years old and under, Wednesdays, 12:302:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Young Writers’ Club: Grades five to 12 are invited to explore techniques like free-writing, role-playing and black out poetry every second Wednesday from 4 to 6 p.m. at Molly Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $10 per session or $60 for eight sessions. For more information or to register contact Maggie Bolitho by email at ywc@ or by phone 778-3384733. See more page 21

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Baby Storytime: Free dropin for children ages two and younger, Thursdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info: www.nvcl. ca. Babytimes: Songs, action rhymes, finger plays and picture books geared for the very young, Thursdays, 10:1510:45 a.m. for pre-walkers and 11-11:30 a.m. for walkers up to 23 months, at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Free drop-in. Info: or 604-925-7408.

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St. Andrew’s United Church Choirs: Angelic Voices, (ages five-eight) Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m.; and Saintly Singers (ages nine-16), Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or StoryTales: Free drop-in storytime for children ages three to five, Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: children. StoryTales:



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DONALDSON’S venture into the Christmas market comes after her rousing success with The Gruffalo, a much-loved picture book that has become a modern classic and is a favourite of this reviewer’s small granddaughter. Stick Man’s adventure, told in verse, relates how his identity is mistaken by

Scaredy Squirrel series with Scaredy Squirrel Prepares for Christmas. Needless to say, this chicken-hearted character has the usual fearful issues. Another Canadian, Sheryl McFarlane, author of several picture books, has given us Island Christmas, illustrated by Sheena Lott. It tells a

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everyone he encounters and causes him to fear that he will never manage to be reunited with his stick wife and three stick children. Among other things, he is thrown in a river, used as a flagpole, an arm for a snowman and finally a piece of firewood for the grate. His luck changes when he is fortuitously able to rescue Santa who is stuck in the chimney and a happy Stick Man is delivered back to his twiggy family’s tree home on Christmas Eve. Stick Man’s cheery little character is cleverly depicted by the illustrator, who uses double-page spreads as well as multiple illustrations per page to advance the storyline. Bright and cheerful colours and touches of humour are everywhere. The sun sports

lovers and watch them smile as well. It’s also available in board book format for tinier hands. There are plenty of other Christmas picture books available this season, many by established authors. Melanie Watt, a Canadian author, has added to the

story based on a real-life philanthropist who used his boat to bring toys to isolated B.C. coastal communities. And Helaine Becker’s Porcupine in a Pine Tree is a great Canadian take on a popular Christmas song. Judy Barrett sheds light on Santa’s childhood with Santa from Cincinnati and Eileen Spinelli gives a winter spin on a counting book with Together at Christmas. Pete the Cat Saves Christmas is Eric Litwin’s third title in a wildly popular series about an upbeat cat. And as was the case with the earlier books, a downloadable song is also available. Tomie de Paola’s lovely See Cats page 42


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Let kids struggle and learn LYNN VALLEY VILLAGE COMMUNITY EVENTS Parenting Today

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“NEVER do for a child what he can do for himself.”


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One of the first parenting courses I took was based on the teachings of Rudolf Dreikurs who is author of this statement. Today, 40 years later, this comment has stayed with me through all the workshops, courses, keynotes and seminars I have presented and attended. If we want our children to grow up to be capable young men and women able to take on the challenges and responsibilities of adulthood, we need to give them the opportunities to develop the skills they will need. We would all agree that having our children do for themselves whatever they can is a reasonable and responsible parenting choice. But, what about when Joey is trying to put on his sweater and it’s inside out and you know that when he figures that out he’s likely to get the buttons mixed up? Or when Lucy is working to get into her shoes and taking what seems like forever and you’re in a hurry? If we take the sweater from Joey and reverse it and then help him to get it on with the buttons lined up correctly, what are we teaching him? He is learning that he can’t figure it out for himself, that he needs you to save him

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LETTING kids take responsibility to get themselves ready and struggle sometimes allows them to grow and learn. from his struggles. Soon he may easily become a child who just waits to let others do for him what he could, with some effort, do for himself. When we do everything for our kids they become increasingly inept and may become the young adult, still living at home unable to find a job. Is that what you want for your kids? We are all so busy and rushed that letting Lucy take the time she needs to get into her shoes is just too frustrating so we do it for her. Wouldn’t it be a better idea to rearrange the schedule so that she starts earlier and has the time she needs to look after herself? When you help her by creating a schedule that allows her the time she needs, she will learn to plan her life to give her the time she needs. And she’ll learn that she can get into her shoes when her parents just leave her to do the job at hand.

We need to let our kids struggle. That’s how they grow and learn. They learn how to tackle the task at hand and persevere until they get it. They also learn that you have faith in their ability to take on challenges and to look after yourself. It’s a great message. Another way we sometimes deny our kids the chance to grow up is when we fix their problems. At bedtime, nine-year-old Juliette suddenly remembers that she needs to wash her gym clothes before morning. She could get up early and do her wash or simply wear her clothing dirty but in too many cases her mom says she will do it for her. Or 10-year-old Lucas forgets his lunch and phones his dad at work to ask him to go and get it for him. Dad can leave work, get the lunch and bring it to school or he can offer sympathy and give him the message that he’s sure that Lucas can handle the

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Hanukkah game has a long history RAANAN MALLEK CONTRIBUTING WRITER


he spinning top used during the Hanukkah celebration is called a dreidel in Yiddish and a sevivon in Hebrew. It has four sides and is played throughout the eight days of Hanukkah. If we want to figure out the meaning behind this fun game we need to know a little about the Hebrew letters on each of the four sides of the dreidel. There is a (nun), a (gimel), a (hei), and a (shin), which together form the acronym for Nes Gadol Hayah Sham, which means, “A great miracle happened there.” The miracle being referred to is the traditional Jewish story of the miracle of oil that lasted eight days instead of one. When the Jewish temple in Jerusalem was destroyed in 167 BCE in an attempt to prevent Jewish observance, many ritual objects were also destroyed, including pure olive oil used to light the menorah in the temple. It was considered a great miracle that some of the pure oil was even found when the Maccabees reclaimed the Holy Temple in 164 BCE, and the oil that was supposed to last for one day lasted eight days.


These days, the dreidel game is played with special chocolate coins called “Gelt” in Yiddish (or gold) that have Israeli currency or Hanukkah symbols on them. At the beginning of each round, each of the participants gets about 10-15 of the chocolate coins. Each player puts one of the coins into the centre pot. Whenever the pot is empty, that is the sign that each player needs to put a coin in. The participant then spins the dreidel and depending upon which side of the dreidel is facing continued on page 31


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Office soirees not the place to party


he taste of free cocktails wells up in your throat as though you’ve swallowed the highball harbinger of your personal doom. You blink your bloodshot eyes and seize control of the company stereo, popping in a bootleg recording of your second cousin’s speed metal band, which is the perfect background music for your confession of all-encompassing love to Rose from accounting. Christmas parties are making a comeback this year. According to an unscientific survey conducted by U.S. firm Challenger, Gray and Christmas Inc., approximately 83 per cent of businesses are planning a holiday get-together in 2012,

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You can roll up your sleeves and loosen the top button, but the moment your tie becomes a headband, a line has been crossed. You will see these people again, and what might seem hilarious in a dim bar has a way of turning ugly under the unforgiving glare of fluorescent office lights. Of course you’re tempted to ask your follicle-challenged boss which woodland creature is perched on his head, but if you ever plan to ask that boss for a raise, it’s probably best to keep those questions to yourself. It is possible to squeeze a modicum of fun out of these parties, but it does take some careful plotting. There will be a fun table, a serious table, and a table dominated by that one employee who only owns a cellphone for the purpose of accosting strangers with a wacky slideshow featuring Mittens the cat. Confer with the employees you like ahead of time and figure out precisely when you need to arrive. Sharing a cab with the wrong person can mean the difference between having a good night and hearing a monologue about Mitten’s struggle with a urinary tract infection. And whatever you do and no matter what Johnny Cash song comes on the stereo, don’t give your love to Rose.

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NO GLUTEN HERE Lisa Reichelt and her daughters Marley (left) and Sawyer offer gluten-free treats at their bakery. Reichelt says, “It’s just been a whirlwind but really, really exciting.” She explains that figuring out the right blends of rice flour, tapioca, potato starch and other ingredients was a trial-and-error process. “I’ve played around with different ratios and I’ve come to a really good blend that I use now as kind of my all-purpose flour, and I’ll use that cup-for-cup when I convert a regular old recipe of mine when I was baking with regular wheat I’ll use that cup-for-cup in exchange for the regular wheat flour.” She notes that some gluten-free products on the market can be a bit dense, but her formula, for example using white rice flour instead of brown rice flour, creates a much lighter product. “I’m making goodies, cupcakes and cookies, so I wanted them to have that decadent feel that you get when you bite into a regular cupcake,” she says. “My daughter is seven, so I wanted her to have those same experiences other kids get when they have a cupcake, not have her bite into it and go, ‘Oh, mine’s different from everybody else’s.’” Within weeks of being on a gluten-

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Lisa Reichelt has had a passion for baking for as long as she can remember. So it wasn’t much of a stretch when she started a baking business from her home. After her two children reached school age, Reichelt returned to the workforce but had difficulty finding a job. She thought while she was looking for a job she could do something that she loved for some income and started an organic bakery in 2011. She sold her baked goods at local farmers’ markets and soon added several lunch programs to her list of clients. The business was growing and Reichelt began considering opening a storefront. During this time, the family was also dealing with a worrying health issue. Reichelt’s youngest daughter, Sawyer, was experiencing severe abdominal pain on a regular basis and was in and out of hospital and specialist’s offices as they tried to find a diagnosis. Just as her organic baking business was taking off, Reichelt’s daughter was diagnosed with celiac disease and a severe egg allergy. Celiac disease is a condition in which the small intestine is damaged by gluten so that the body can’t absorb the nutrients it needs. Gluten is a protein found in wheat and related grains and products. Sawyer’s condition was so bad that any cross-contamination, even a small amount of leftover wheat flour, could affect her condition. At that time, Reichelt was baking for her business from her own kitchen, and although relieved to finally have a diagnosis for her daughter, she knew her business was over. She thought maybe she could bake during the day while her daughter was at school and then clean before she got home so it wouldn’t impact her. She discovered, however, that even pouring flour from a bag created too much dust and she couldn’t clean well enough to make her kitchen safe for her daughter. Reichelt was heartbroken that she would have to give up her baking business until her husband suggested she start baking gluten-free treats. After four months re-learning how to bake gluten-free and egg-free, Reichelt introduced her new line at farmers’ markets in the spring and the business has grown from there. Two Daughters Bakeshop now occupies a small space on East First Street in North Vancouver, and

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CHRISTMAS NUTS North Shore actors Ray Soden (left) Cheryl Hebb, Leigh Richards Stewart, Jennifer Morabito and Dave Brown will be performing in the comedy revue Christmas Nuts IV (Comedy Goes Forth) at the Jericho Arts Centre, 1675 Discovery St., Vancouver, Dec. 5-9. Tickets: $18/$16, at 604-224-8007, ext. 3, or

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NORTH SHORE SCOUTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS Tree Fundraising Sale will take place until Dec. 23 at Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, from noon to 9 p.m.; Saturday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. and Sunday, 10 a.m.-8 p.m. There will be a chip-up by donation Jan. 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. All proceeds benefit various scout programs. CHRISTMAS BY THE SEA, PARADE OF TREES: The North Vancouver Chamber will host a display of decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Harvest Project and Hollyburn Family Services Youth Safe House. Info: CHRISTMAS PANTOMIME — SLEEPING BEAUTY: A pantomime version of this classic tale will run Dec. 6-9 and Dec. 13-16 with Thursday and Friday shows at 7 p.m. and Saturdays and Sundays at 2 and 4 p.m. at Theatre at Hendry Hall, 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Tickets: $10/$5. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or FESTIVAL OF LIGHTS FOR CHRISTMAS BUREAU: Thirty decorated yachts will parade from the Burrard Yacht Club at 10 Gostick Place, North Vancouver to Coal Harbour, past Canada Place and back via the east side of Lonsdale Quay Saturday, Dec. 8, 6-8 p.m. Homeowners that have a view of the flotilla are asked to click their lights on and off as a supportive salute. Participants will be donating unwrapped toys to the Christmas Bureau. Info: GLORY AND PEACE CHRISTMAS PRESENTATION: A concert tour with Trevor Dick and Band Saturday, Dec. 8, 2 p.m. at West Vancouver Baptist Church, 450 Mathers Ave. Free. Tickets: 604922-0911 or SANTA CLAWS PHOTOS: Pet pictures with Santa will be available Dec. 8, 9, 15 and 16 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. at PetSmart, 1325 Main St., North Vancouver. Cost is $10.95 with $5 from each photo going to local animal welfare organizations. continued on page 34

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HOLIDAYSAFETYTIPS HOLIDAY LIGHTS ■ Inspect all holiday lights for excessive wear, frayed wires and broken or cracked sockets before putting them up. ■ Only

use lighting with an approved testing laboratory sticker.

■ Do

not overload electrical outlets or link more than three light strands together.

■ Turn

lights off before going to bed or leaving home.


a fresh tree that is not shedding needles. It should have a strong green color and noticeable fragrance.


■ Cut

about three centimetres off the butt end to open up the tree stem and allow water intake. Place the tree in a stand that will hold two to three litres of water and top it off daily. If water drops below the end of the trunk, the stem may reseal itself, requiring a fresh cut.

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trees away from all sources of heat to prevent the tree from drying out. This includes fireplaces, radiators, furnace ducts, televisions sets, and windows with direct exposure to the sun. A dry tree can easily ignite from heat, flame or sparks. The best protection for a tree is moisture, so it is important that it receives a continuous supply of water. ■ Discard your tree promptly when it becomes dry. The best way to dispose of your tree is at a recycling or community tree-chipping centre. Do not leave a dry tree outside. It is a fire hazard.


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candles out of reach of children and pets, and away from any combustible materials.

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candles in stable holders and place them where they cannot be easily knocked down. ■ Never use lighted candles on or near a Christmas tree. ■ Never

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■ Select toys suitable for the child’s age

group, and make sure to read and follow all instructions provided with the toy.

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check the Government of Canada’s recalls and safety alerts database for recalled toys.

■ When purchasing riding toys, like

scooters, skates, skis or snowboards as a gift, give the appropriate safety gear, too. Appropriate helmets and safety gear should be worn properly at all times, and they should be sized to fit.

■ Toys with small, loose parts can be

dangerous for children under three years of age or older children who are still putting things in their mouths. Keep them out of reach.


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holiday happenings

SANTA PAWS TEA: The Bone & Biscuit will host a tea Saturday, Dec. 8, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at 401 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: UPCYCLING WORKSHOP: Give old, outdated ornaments a new look and make Christmas stockings using scrap felt Saturday, Dec. 8, 1:30-3 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Materials will be supplied and all ages are welcome. Info: BAROQUE CHRISTMAS: The Laudate Singers will be joined by a 13-piece Baroque orchestra for a festive concert by candlelight Sunday, Dec. 9, 3 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $35/$30/$15. Tickets: or 604-729-6814. CHRISTMAS ART SHOW AND SALE: The North Shore Artists’ Guild will hold their annual event Sunday, Dec. 9, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Browse at 700 works of art by more than 200 local artists. There will also be a professional painting demonstration. Info: COMIN’ UP CHRISTMAS TIME: The Keynotes Choir will perform a Christmas concert Sunday, Dec. 9, 1:30-3 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Tickets: $7.50. Registration: 604-925-7280. WINTER’S BREATH: The Capilano Flute Choir and Chamber West Voices will perform a concert Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Admission by donation. SOUNDS LIKE CHRISTMAS: A community Christmas celebration in story and song Sunday, Dec. 9, 7:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Admission: $17/$12. Tickets: 604-987-2114, or at the door.

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Snacks fit for tree trimming Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

CHRISTMAS is just three weeks away (eeeekk!) and this weekend lots of us will be heading out to find the perfect tree. That’s always an exciting excursion, but you can turn it into even more of an event by inviting some friends over to help decorate the tannenbaum. The following are some simple and delicious snacks to serve while the tinsel flies and the angel makes her way to the top branch. Round out your menu with a big tray of grapes, mandarin oranges and nuts, then light a fire, put on your favourite holiday CDs and get into the spirit of this lovely season. Even the biggest Grinch will have to smile.

Creamy Coffee Eggnog 2 cups cold coffee (a dark roast or espresso is especially good) 1 litre premium prepared eggnog 1 cup whipping cream, softly whipped ½ tsp ground cinnamon NEWS photo Mike Wakefield 1 tsp vanilla ½ cup amber rum (adjust WHIPPED cream, rum and cinnamon add warmth to cold coffee for holiday celebrations, quantity to suit your taste) including tree-trimming parties. Additional softly whipped cream and grated dark chocolate to garnish 1 clove garlic, minced ½ cup crumbled blue cheese In a large bowl gently whisk together the coffee, eggnog, ½ of a 250-gram package cream cheese, softened whipped cream and cinnamon until well blended. Stir in the 1 tsp Dijon mustard vanilla and rum. Refrigerate for at least an hour before serving. Freshly ground black pepper to taste Top each serving with a dollop of whipped cream and a sprinkle of 24 large Medjool dates chocolate. Makes about 14 servings. Mix all ingredients except dates together until well combined. With a small, sharp knife make a lengthwise slit in each date; Bacon and Cheese Stuffed Dates remove pits. Fill each date with a rounded teaspoon of the bacon 2 slices side bacon, fried until crisp, drained and crumbled 2 green onions, very thinly sliced See Apples page 36

Menu has a French focus Deana Lancaster Contributing Writer

ALMOST two years ago, I found the sandwich of my dreams.

They say perfection doesn’t exist, but this Coq au Vin sandwich had every quality on my checklist: it was hot; it was loaded with deep, complex flavours; it was on crusty, freshbaked bread; and it was so juicy I needed multiple napkins to keep my hands clean. Sadly, a lasting relationship proved elusive. The chef who created the sandwich moved on from the restaurant where I discovered it, and my own version has never been as good. This week, I fell hard once again. Tour de Feast opened under new ownership five months ago in its out-of-theway spot on the lower dogleg of Mountain Highway. There isn’t much walk-by traffic here, yet judging by the relative crowd on a Monday lunch hour, it’s been discovered. I had actually been trying to visit for weekend brunch, but in two attempts I was foiled by irregular Sunday closings. The restaurant is family-run, and things happen, but inconsistent hours are frustrating for would-be customers. Lucky for me, I didn’t give up. The room is spare, with See Succulent page 36

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Succulent shortribs top sandwich From page 35

dusky walls and Eames-style molded plastic chairs. A chalkboard across one wall details the day’s specials. I was surprised by the menu’s classic French focus and, considering the quality and quantity, its reasonable prices. From soup du jour ($6) and a roasted beet salad ($7) to cassoulet ($13), and seven-hour braised beef, these are hearty homemade dishes that won’t break the bank. I found my shortrib sandwich on the “Bread n’ Meat” menu: beef shortribs that must have been cooked for a full day — they’re as succulent as a peach — mingled with caramelized onions, truffle mayo and tangy mustard, all layered in a dense multigrain hoagie. It was utterly delicious, and worth every penny of the $11 I paid for it. Just like that, I’m hooked. My lunch mate, The Dancer, tried one of the day’s features ($10): a pulled pork soup-and-sandwich combo. Clear broth came loaded with white beans and ham, peas and green beans, cherry tomatoes and wilted spinach. Rather than typical barbecue pulled pork, the sandwich came layered with confit pork, flavoured with

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sage and thyme; red onion jam and Dijon, all on a chewy ciabatta. With both sandwiches we opted for a

crisp salad of mixed greens, rather than See Well-executed page 37

Apples add festive touch to baked Brie


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CHEF Dhruv Jhanjee and his wife Nupur and mother Anju are the team behind Tour de Feast.

mixture. Place the dates filling side up in a shallow baking dish and bake at 350 degrees for five-eight minutes or until heated through. Serve warm. Makes 24 appetizers. (These can be made up to 24 hours ahead of time; cover and refrigerate the filled dates and bake as directed when company arrives).

Baked Brie With Roasted Apples Make the apple sauce ahead of time, then it will take only

a few minutes to prepare this for the oven. The sauce is also great with roast pork or ham. One 8-inch round of Brie French baguettes, cut into ½inch slices (an artisanal fruit loaf would also be good) 1 cup chunky apple sauce (recipe below) Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Cut the Brie in half horizontally; place the bottom half, cut side up, in a shallow, round baking dish. Pack the chunky apple sauce over the cheese, then place the top half of the Brie cut side down on

top of the apple sauce. Press lightly. Bake for about 45 minutes or until the cheese is melted and bubbling gently. Serve immediately with sliced baguettes (or assorted crackers). Makes 16-20 servings.

Chunky Apple Sauce 6 small to medium Granny Smith apples, peeled, cored and cut into eighths ½ cup apple cider (apple juice can be substituted but cider has a richer flavour) 1⁄3 cup lightly packed light

brown sugar 1 Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Toss all ingredients together in a 15x10-inch roasting pan. Roast for about 45 minutes, tossing a couple of times while cooking, until apples are very tender, golden brown and have started to caramelize. Let cool and refrigerate until using. Angela Shellard has done informal catering for sports and business functions. Contact:

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Well-executed food comes with chips From page 36

the alternative of chips (not fries), which seem an odd choice to pair with such wellexecuted food. Desserts and pastries are also made in-house. We could have indulged in a poached pear tart with vanilla ice cream or a tea cake, but we couldn’t manage another bite. The bill for lunch, which also included a tea, added up to $25.42 including HST. While I do plan to go back and try brunch, it’s going to be tough to order anything except my sandwich.

Tour de Feast café and catering is at 319 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Call 604-980-1811 or visit ••• Seeking the perfect gift for the gourmand in your life? West Vancouver-based Ambrosia Adventures offers a terrific line-up of mouthwatering cooking classes in the New Year that any foodie will love. A “Men’s Only” Cooking Class takes place in the kitchens of the Four Season’s Hotel with Yew Restaurant chef Sean Murray on Thursday

Feb. 7, from 5:30 to 9 p.m. The $149 ticket price includes the cooking class, wine and sit-down dinner. And it teaches participants to make a delicious meal just one week before Valentine’s Day. See how that works? On Feb. 22, Karen Barnaby teaches Everything Bacon ($74.50) from 6:45 to 9:30 p.m., a class that includes instruction on seared scallops with creamy bacon balsamic vinaigrette, kale salad, salmon crusted with bacon and more. And on Feb. 25 from 6:45 to 9 p.m., Top Chef Canada finalist Trevor Bird,

who owns Fable Restaurant on Vancouver’s Fourth Avenue, will share his recipes and stories from the show ($74.50). For a current class list, and to book, visit or call 604-218-2084. Watch for more gift ideas next week.

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NV woman dubbed a national ‘rock star’ THE Pacific Great Eastern (PGE) Railroad was an essential link between the communities of early West Vancouver for both passengers and freight. This undated photo of two women shows it was also used as a pleasant walking path. Newly minted company TheatreK will launch its production, A Cottage Community Christmas at Kay Meek Centre, Thursday, Dec. 13. The title of the production was inspired by the book Cottages to Community, The Story of West Vancouver’s Neighbourhoods, written by Francis Mansbridge and published by the West Vancouver Historical Society. The few remaining copies of the book will be on sale at the TheatreK launch. The production runs Dec. 13-15. Info: or

NORTH Vancouver resident Cathy Kuzel, a professional speaker, author and sales skills coach, has been named One of Canada’s Top 10 Mentor Rock Stars by StartUp Canada, a new national organization that aims to inspire, foster and celebrate entrepreneurship in Canada.

According to a press release, as a mentor for Women’s Enterprise Centre, Kuzel works with women business owners helping them resolve their issues so they can start, grow, and succeed in business. She is thrilled and honoured that the entrepreneurs she has mentored recommended her so confidently that she was recognized as one of the top 10 mentors across Canada, says Kuzel, in the statement. Laurel Douglas, CEO of Women’s Enterprise Centre, said having a mentor helps women business owners improve their business results, increase their confidence and create economic benefits for their families, their communities and the province. For more information on the centre, which

is a business resource for women who are, or are considering, starting, purchasing or growing a small business in B.C., visit ••• A North Vancouver girl was a runner-up in a recent provincial art competition. Alexandra Heywood, 5, was among the more than 600 children who put on their artist hats and created pictures that demonstrated what the forest meant to them in the National Forest Week contest held by the Association of B.C. Forest Professionals (ABCFP) and the Truck Loggers Association (TLA), according to a media release. Entries included paintings, oil pastels, crayons, pencil crayons and paper piecing. The winning entries included pictures of forests, streams, animals, favorite activities and logging equipment. Heywood was awarded as a runner-up in the age four-five category. Winners will be published in the ABCFP and TLA magazines and posted on the websites of both organizations. In addition, the first place winner in each age group received a $50 Chapters gift certificate. To view the winning entries, visit or Send information for Noteworthy Neighbours to

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Annie Munro Annie Munro celebrated her 85th birthday on Nov. 29. She rode a horse as part of the celebration. She has not been on a horse in more than 50 years. Her Mosquito Creek friends wish her a happy birthday and all the best.

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Cats and dinosaurs make for exciting stocking stuffers From page 23

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Joyeux Noel PIANIST Peter Vanderhorst and bassist Harold Hoodles will accompany vocal ensembles ReVive/Noelle and Sweet Scarlet for two performances of Sing Noelle, Thursday, Dec. 6, 7:30 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver and Sunday, Dec. 9, 2:30 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. For advanced tickets, $12/$15, call 604-925-7292.

pictures decorate The Birds of Bethlehem, which accompanies text from the King James version of the bible. Another story which explores the meaning of Christmas is Christmas Day in the Morning by Pearl S. Buck. Mark Buehner’s illustrations add much to this heartwarming story. A special favourite of this reviewer is The Christmas Quiet Book by Deborah Underwood, an understated and quietly amusing commentary on some special aspects of the holiday. Give the little ballerina in your life a delightful book by James Mayhew, Ella Bella Ballerina and the Nutcracker. This is part of a series in which a little girl is swept into popular ballets. And for the dinosaur-crazed, try Jane Yolen’s How Do Dinosaurs Say Merry Christmas? Very young children who have doubtless encountered this author’s board books will enjoy the beat of Sandra Boynton’s Christmas Parade. Fran Ashdown worked for many years as the children’s librarian at the Capilano Branch of the NV District Library. She will be sharing her favourite Christmas books with her granddaughter this holiday season. For more information check your North Shore libraries.

kids’ stuff From page 24 storytime for children ages three to five, Thursdays, 10:30-11 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: children.

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Vancouver. Registration is not required. Info: children. Kids Night Out: Arts, crafts, gym-time and a movie, Fridays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Community Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. For kids ages three12. Fee: $9.50. Registration: 604-987-7529 Table Tennis: Drop-in program for all ages, Fridays, 45:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Children under 12 must be accompanied by an adult. Fee: $2. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ For our online listings, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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Home and Personal Safety: Sergeant Kevin Bracewell from the North Vancouver RCMP will discuss the “things to know” and the “thing to do” in case of personal attacks and home intrusions Thursday, Dec. 6, 78:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St.

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Honour a Life: Celebrate the lives of lost loved ones at a nondenominational event Thursday, Dec. 6, 6-9 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. A reception will take place at 6 p.m. and a memorial will begin at 7 p.m. that will feature local speakers and music. The service is followed by a candle-lit procession to the Seawalk Garden Park where a memorial tree will be lit and decorated with personalized memorial cards. Technology Class — Tablet Computers: Learn all about iPad and Android tablets Thursday, Dec. 6, 10 a.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604925-7405 or

Meet Your Mayor: Drop in to the Lynn Valley library’s fireplace area for one-on-one chats with North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton Monday, Dec. 10, 9-10:30 a.m. at 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Check for updates as dates and times may be subject to change. TransLink Public Consultation: TransLink is looking for public comments on plans to change several bus routes on the North Shore and will hold a meeting Tuesday, Dec. 11, 4-7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Check proposed route changes and submit comments online at Book Launch: Janet Pavlik will give a presentation on the

new book Echoes Across Seymour Sunday, Jan. 7, 7 p.m. at the Blueridge Community Association meeting at Blueridge elementary, 2650 Bronte Dr., North Vancouver. Info: Parenting Lecture Series: Parenting expert Christopher Burt will give a series of lectures about issues that affect parents of preschool, elementary and teenage children. Promoting Peer Social Competence with Preschoolers will take place Wednesday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community Centre, 1305 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Admission: $35 per couple, $20 per person. Info and registration: 604-925-6488 or Change for Change: As Can-

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North Vancouver. The fraternal organization uses money from the sale of stamps to purchase medical supplies to make and provide dressings for cancer patients throughout the province. Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes. For information, dates and locations, visit, or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post online, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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what’s going on From page 43 day of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: Circle Dance: Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6:45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first

Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.

The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland

Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). Info: or 604-980-3132. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, or reVive Vocal Ensemble is expanding and inviting young women, 19 years and over, to join their group, which rehearses Wednesdays, 6:45-9 p.m. at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. Info: Tiffany, 604813-8433 or musicrevives@ Sing Along Wednesdays: “Mr. Piano” Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292 or Sing Along Wednesdays: Composer Michael Conway will lead a sing along to show tunes and other favourites the third Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door.

For more information call 604-925-7292 or go to Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-9800108 or Guests are welcome. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ For our online listings, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.


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North Shore players make World Jr. shortlist Andy Prest

THREE North Shore players were named on Monday to Team Canada’s final selection camp for the 2013 World Junior Hockey Championship tournament scheduled for Dec. 26-Jan. 5 in Ufa, Russia.

Gretzky played is called “ice hockey” while field hockey is known simply as “hockey” in most other countries around the world. “When you leave Canada’s shores you realize that ice hockey is really a very small sport and field hockey is a massive sport when you look at participation numbers and the number of countries that actually play it,” said Davis. “When you go to Germany or Holland where they are Olympic or world champions and every boy has access to field hockey at the high school and club level, there is zero stigma around field hockey being a girls sport because boys and girls play it and some of their greatest national heroes in both countries are field hockey players.” Last week the Wolves completed their first 12-week training session — the plan is to hold three such sessions per year — with 43 boys in the 8-17 age range taking part.

Defencemen Morgan Rielly and Griffin Reinhart, both of West Vancouver, and forward Colton Sissons of North Vancouver will report to camp in Calgary next Monday and begin on-ice sessions Tuesday hoping to earn a spot on the team that makes Canadian kids famous every year during the Christmas holidays. The Reinhart and Rielly connection seemed almost inevitable given the duo’s shared history. Both grew up playing on the blue line for the Hollyburn Huskies and they were picked back-to-back in the top five of the 2012 NHL entry draft, Reinhart going fourth overall to the New York Islanders and Rielly fifth to the Toronto Maple Leafs. This year Rielly, fully recovered from a serious knee injury that limited him to 18 regular season games last season, has scored 26 points in 30 games for the Western Hockey League’s Moose Jaw Warriors.

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STEVEN Davis (right) of the West Vancouver Field Hockey Club leads a training session for the Wolves, a new high performance program designed specifically for boys.

Boys hit the hockey field Andy Prest

THE West Vancouver Field Hockey Club has taken on an interesting little project this fall: they’re trying to change an entire continent’s worth of preconceptions about their sport.

In September the club began the first ever session of the Wolves, a high performance program aimed specifically at elite boys. According to Steven Davis, the chairman of the club’s boys’ section, it’s the first program of its kind in Canada. The simple goal of the program is to give North Shore boys the ability to play the sport at a high level year-round, supplementing the short spring league season the club hosts every year. “(It) moves field hockey from being a

sport that they just do as a cross-training sport for soccer or ice hockey and is now allowing boys to make it their primary sport and to really get into it,” said Davis. The big-picture goal, however, is erasing a stigma that exists across North America that field hockey is a sport for girls only. It’s a stigma that exists because of opportunity, optics and access, said Davis. “Boys aren’t exposed to the sport in high school, they only see girls playing it,” he said. “So as a result they see it as a girls’ sport. In order to change that perception we’re going to start with the youngsters and as they grow we’re going to grow the access to field hockey at all ages.” The stigma doesn’t exist anywhere else in the world, said Davis, himself a former national team player who travelled overseas to play field hockey in semi-pro leagues in places like Holland, England and South Africa. There’s a reason that the sport Wayne

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Reinhart, Rielly and Sissons vie for coveted roster spots From page 45 Reinhart has scored 10 points and is plus-10 in 28 games with the Edmonton Oil Kings who sit atop the WHL’s Central Division. Sissons, a former North Shore Winter Club player, has 27 points and is plus-24 in 27 games with the Kelowna Rockets in the WHL’s B.C. Division. He was drafted in the second round, 50th overall, by the Nashville Predators in the 2012 draft. The Team Canada roster is expected to be finalized Dec. 13 with the team heading to Europe Dec. 15 to get in some exhibition games before the tournament begins on Boxing Day.



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The next session is scheduled to begin in February and Davis said there are already more than 70 players signed up for that one. The program is taught by current and former Canadian national team players, including current team captain Scott Tupper. “We kind of sat down and designed a program that takes the best elements from what is happening in some of these leading hockey nations and have put together a curriculum that allows local juniors to be training in the same training environment that they would if they were living in Europe or one of those other hockey countries,” said Davis, adding the program will also include yearly trips to field hockey hotbeds around the world. The West Van club is known for getting at least a handful of female players NCAA


scholarships each year but there is also already a strong history of producing elite males. Since 1964, 11 men from the club have represented Canada at the Olympic Games. The Wolves program aims to expand on that history, said Davis. “Wolves isn’t about creating Olympians, necessarily, but it’s about creating access. Through that, the players who want to take it more seriously will eventually rise to the top,” he said, adding that the low profile the sport currently has in Canada actually is a benefit for players looking to reach the highest level. “What are the chances you’re going to go to the World Cup for soccer playing for Canada? It’s very difficult,” said Davis. “Whereas your access to potentially being an Olympian for field hockey is definitely within grasp if you’re a talented athlete.” The Wolves are part of a larger strategy

to get more boys playing the sport, said Davis, adding that the club is working to get boys field hockey introduced into North Shore elementary schools next fall with the long-term goal of getting the sport played at the high school level. The club’s regular boys program has grown in recent years but with 300 players it still lags way behind the 1,800 girls who play every spring. “Our goal for boys field hockey is to take that number and double it every year in the foreseeable future until we are looking at participation numbers that are rivaling the 1,800 girls that play at West Van,” said Davis. “I don’t know whether we’ll ever get to be as big as the women’s section but there’s no reason why we can’t continue this hyper growth that we’ve experienced over the last 18 months.” For more information on the club and its programs visit


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In Loving Memory of Irene Torres (Oram) Mar 16, 1923 - Dec 05, 2011 Still our Light. Forever in our Hearts. Of course we miss you... everyday. There’s a place in our hearts that will always be yours. A year has passed and our mourning has turned to celebration of a life well-lived, that touched so many. Forever our Mom, our Granny, our Auntie, our Friend.




BAKER, Lloyd Daniel Lloyd Daniel Baker passed away on Thursday, November 29, 2012, at Lions Gate Hospital surrounded by family. Fondly known as Daniel he was born in Vancouver at St. Paul’s Hospital on January 6, 1952 he lived his entire life on the Capilano reserve. Daniel is survived by his brother Morris Baker, sisters Maryanne Baker, Sheila Elaine Baker (Bradley Guss), Vanessa Baker (Alan Newman), Maemie Vivian Baker. Teresa Lynn Harry (Art), Evelyn Baker (Van Gobin) & Florence ‘Lisa’ Elisa Baker (Albert Joseph). He was a very caring uncle and loved all his nephews and nieces, his joy was spoiling them with treats. Daniel was proud of his family and will be dearly missed and admired for his strength and courage. His family extends their deepest gratitude to St. Paul’s Hospital doctors and nurses for caring for their brother’s medical needs during the years of kidney dialysis treatment and Lions Gate Hospital for the Daniel’s care as well. Also thank you to Squamish Nation Yu´ustway Health Services for Daniel’s care at home and support for his well being. A Prayer Service and Funeral Service was held at Chief Joe Mathias Centre 100 Capilano Road, North Vancouver, BC. Prayers at 7:00 pm on Monday, December 3, 2012 and Funeral Service at 10:00 am on Tuesday, December 4, 2012.


Passed away on Nov. 27th, 2012 after a lengthy illness. Leif orginally from Finland was a long time residence of West Vancouver. Predeceased by his parents Irma and Karl. Leif will be remembered by Carey, son Quinn (Lisa), daughter Cassie (Rick), grandson Ozlo and sister Susan (Bruce). No service at his request. Donations may be made to a charity of your choice.


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LAZENBY, Barry November 26, 2012 Born, raised and lived in North Vancouver all his life. Departed on the wings of Pegasus in peace and love to join Mum, Dad, Billy, and many Sams. He leaves behind his best buddy Blue, brother, sister, nieces and nephews. Eight people will have improved vision thanks to the gift of his eyes. Many thanks to Angela, Linda and nurses at Lions Gate Hospital. In memory of Barry, please practice random acts of kindness and/or donate to the SPCA. Private family service will be held.



FITCH Ernest George Walter June 20, 1905 - Nov. 30, 2012 At the age of 107, Ernest was promoted to Glory on November 30th, at Lions Gate Hospital – Evergreen House. A long time North Vancouver resident, Ernie was a devoted husband, father to his children, Allen (Elsie), Joan Burrell and George (May). He was predeceased by his wife Gladys (Venn), grandson Graham Fitch, and all of Ernie’s siblings. Ernie will be lovingly remembered and greatly missed by his children, grandchildren, great grandchildren, and his great-great grandson, Devon Mitten, of whom he was so proud, and all of his many friends and acquaintances. Ernie served in the Salvation Army from 1927 until his retirement on July 1st, 1970. He retired as a Colonel, head of Men’s Social Services. He and his wife Gladys served as Corp Officers at many locations across Canada. Ernie retained his sense of humour, love of life, family, and the Salvation Army to the end. His recall of events and people in his lifetime never failed to surprise people meeting him for the first time. Always dignified, a smile on his face, and memory unsurpassed. The family wishes to thank the staff of Evergreen, 2 North, for the wonderful care given to Ernie during his stay there. There with be a private family burial. A public service will be held on Friday, December 7th at 1 pm at Southmount Citadel, 3403 East 49th Avenue, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donation to Evergreen 2 North, in memory of Ernie (Lions Gate Hospital Foundation, 231 East 15th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 9Z9) would be appreciated. A man respected, admired, and loved by everyone he met …….. May he rest in peace.


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FLOYD, ALBERT Gerald (Gerry) July 1, 1929 - Nov. 29, 2012 Our father, husband, friend, and hero Gerry passed away peacefully in his sleep on Thursday, November 29, 2012. Gerry was born in Belfast, Ireland, one of a robust family of seven children. As a young man he served in the British Royal Navy before immigrating to Toronto, Canada where he met and married Shirley Kennedy. Gerry loved the ocean, the mountains, and the arts. Gerry had a passion for acting in local plays and productions for North Shore Community Players and Emerald Players. As well, Gerry was an extra in many local film productions. He is remembered by his wife, Shirley, his two daughters, Pamela (Hank) van Dinther, Carol (Stuart) Atkins and son, Dr. Brian (Gloria) Floyd. He is also remembered by his grandchildren, Melanie, Robin, Kyle, Seanna, Melinda, Rachel, Jennifer, Connor and greatgrandchildren, Blake, Lucien, Brooke, Darrian, Avery and Rheigan-Anne. Do not stand at my grave and weep. I am not there. I do not sleep. I am a thousand winds that blow. I am the diamond glints on snow. I am the sunlight on ripened grain. I am the gentle autumn’s rain. When you awaken in the morning’s hush. I am the swift uplifting rush. Of quiet birds in circled flight. I am the soft stars that shine at night. Do not stand at my grave and cry. I am not there. I did not die. A private family service to be announced at a later date. I lieu of flowers and in memory of the celebration of Gerry’s life, donations may be made to the Heart and Stroke Foundation.

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JOLLY, Raymond G. (1927-2012) It is with deep sadness that we announce the passing of Ray Jolly at Lions Gate Hospital on the 1st of December. Ray is survived by his wife Marion, relatives in England and Australia. Ray will be remembered for his avid photography and sailing activities. Ray and Marion were married in Sussex England and emigrated to Vancouver in 1957. Over the years Ray also may be remembered for working for Sandwell, NLK, and Wright Engineers. Special thanks to Doctors Stewart and Sebba for the years of outstanding care. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Parkinson’s Association of B.C. A Celebration of Ray’s life will be held at St Stephen’s Anglican Church, 855 22nd Street, West Vancouver, B.C. on Tuesday, December 11th,2012 at 1:30pm. For those wishing to share a memory of Ray, please go to Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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Dec. 31, 1919 - Nov. 25, 2012 Long-time businessman and retired Fire Captain (local 296) Charles Todd passed away at North Shore Hospice, North Vancouver BC, November 25, 2013 at 7:25 pm surrounded with his many family members and friends. Predeceased by his mother and father Harriet and Charles, and his wife Gertrude and granddaughter Lisa. Survived by his son Richard, daughter Linda & sonin-law Paul, grandson Matthew & his wife Linda, and his great grandson Sheldon. Also survived by his sister Peggy, niece Gloria, great nephew Shane, and great great niece paige; plus several other nieces and nephews. Thanks to Dr. Sugar and the awesome angelic caring staff at the north shore hospice. Service to be held at First Memorial Funeral Home, Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Rd., North Vancouver, BC on Saturday December 8, 2012 at 10:00am. In lieu of flowers donations to the Canadian Cancer Society or UGM greatly appreciated.

LINSEY, Margaret Anna (nee Thompson)

May 11, 1918 - Nov. 20, 2012 Margaret passed away peacefully into the presence of her Lord. Predeceased by husband George. Lovingly remembered by her children Jeanette, Eunice (Bob), Lois (Norm), Pearl, Mary (Gary), Anne (Dale), Byron (Joanne), 10 grandchildren, 10 great grandchildren and 3 siblings. Memorial Service will be held Tuesday, December 11th at 11:30am at Delbrook Church 515 W Windsor Rd, North Vancouver.


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Dave’s spirit is now free after a ten year battle with Alzheimer’s. He is survived by his wife of 39 years, Brenda, his two children, Michael (Jessica) and Amy (Ike), his sister Patsy (Antonio) and extended family. He was predeceased by his son, Jeffrey in 2003 as well as his younger sister, Francine, in 2008. He was born and raised in Liverpool, England and moved to Canada at the age of 26. David will be remembered as a loving, caring husband and father; a conscientious and skillful carpenter; a wonderful protective brother; as well as a witty, charming, and fun loving friend. He was avid squash player and enjoyed coaching his children’s soccer teams. He will be greatly missed and fondly remembered by all who knew him. Many thanks to the staff at the Kiwanis Care Home for all their care and support. A memorial will be held at 2pm on Thursday December 6th at St. Martin’s Anglican Church. In lieu of flowers, donations to the Alzheimer Society of BC would be greatly appreciated.

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LIEDL, Vincent Paul Oct 19, 1930 - Dec 02, 2012 Vincent will be greatly missed by his wife Pamela, his children Vicci (Sam), Robert (Tannis) and Barbara (Andrew), his 13 grandchildren, and five great grandchildren. He had an unshakeable faith in Jesus Christ and was at peace with being called to his eternal home. A Celebration of Life will be held at West Van Baptist Church at 1:00 pm on Friday December 7, 2012.





BRUHEIM, (Hans) Arne Oct 25, 1957 - Nov 14, 2012 Born - Lion’s Gate Hospital; Passed Away - Royken, Norway. After growing up in West Van and graduating from Hillside Secondary, Arne lost his heart to his ancestral home, Norway. In Norway, Arne is survived by his love and wife Ann-Kathrin, much loved son, Marius, step-sons Alexander and Christian, and extended family. In Canada, he is missed terribly by mother Kay, brother Eric (Lynda), sisters Kirsten (Robert), Solveig (Robert), Freya (Kim), Ingrid (Howard), Sonja (Dale), Marie (Steve) and Sylvia (Ward), and large extended family. Arne was predeceased by his father Hans, and beloved daughter, Michelle. Our gratitude to angels Sonja and Sylvia for conveying our love from Canada to Norway, bringing joy and comfort to his last months. And to the kind and caring staff at Braaset Hospital. Thanks so much to Arne’s forever friends and loved ones, including those in the Canadian Club, who helped through good times and hard times and gave him community away from home. Words can’t express our gratitude to Arne, for showing us how to live honestly and fully, even in the face of adversity. Memorial Service: NorwayOstenstad Kirke, November 27, 2012. Canada - contact Marie at or 250-642-7200



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MOVING Assisted sit-to-stand electric chair-$700; Solid dark wood bunk/single beds-$550; Two single box spring & mattresses$300; Antique white wood 3/4 spool bed-$100; Antique wood claw arm armchair-$50; Small birch computer desk-$55; Bad Boy blue golf bag-$50; Glass patio table, 6 chairs, cushions$175; Propane patio heater$150; Round card table, 4 chairs -$30; 2 vinyl bar stools-$25 each; 2 white microwaves-$25 each. Call: (604) 987-6442

REGISTERED Himalayan Cats Top quality, health guaranteed pets $500 up, retired $200 up. Wait list kittens (604) 939-1231

FAMILY RAISED kittens, to nice homes only; prefer with children, $60 ea. Ph 1-604-794-5972

PB RAGDOLL kittens, vet ✔ 1st shots, dewormed, health guar., $450 & up Cel # 604-477-9961

YORKIE X Havanese Puppies Black & White. 15 weeks 2 Female. DOB: Aug 20. $550 604-582-9911

CHILDREN Daycare Centres



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RAGDOLL KITTENS, 1st shot, F & M, worming, raised underfoot to fam home, $450+. 604-581-2772




POMERANIAN PUPS Cream sable. Friendly, fluffy and affectionate. 8 weeks old on Dec 14, 2012. $850.


3 FEMALE P/BRED European, German Shepherd puppies, CKC+shots Classic colors/lrg parents. $1000. 604-538-4883

3 SHELTIE puppies family raised and ready for their new homes December 6th 778-887-3615

5 PB DOBERMAN Pups, black, tan, 1st shot, vet ✔ , dob Oct 9th, $1100, call 604-454-7534

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Travel Destinations

WHISTLER CREEKSIDE, 3 bdrm, 2 bath, townhouse, all amen, linens etc. Avail Dec 26/27 - Jan 1/2. $350/night neg. Call 604-733-2577 or 604-932-3694

4585 ALL SMALL BREED PUPS Local and non-shedding. 604-590-3727 or 604-514-3474

Health Products & Services


Luxury Condo, Nicklaus North Clubhse, 2 BR, 2 bath, sleeps 6, indoor prkg, lake/mnt views, $350/per night, 5 night min for Xmas/NYears, 604-690-6511

604-630-3300 to place your ad!

Toy Hall of Fame

AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

Part 1

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AMERICAN BULLDOG PUPS, ready for Xmas, dewormed, 1st shots, $1200ea, 604-230-1999

ROTTWEILER / SHEPHERD X Beautiful and healthy! $600. Family-raised. 604-794-3353.


SAVE A LIFE. Wonderful rescue dogs from Foreclosed Upon Pets. Spay/neutered, regular vaccinations & rabies, microchipped. $449 adoption fee, avail at your local Petcetera stores.

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Condos/ Townhouses


Body Work

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Condos/ Townhouses



$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see id5633


HUGE 1200SF 2br 2ba condo Kids, pets ok, 2nd fl with own side yard $285K 604-818-6080 see id5471


Langley/ Aldergrove

REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see id5549

IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $124,900 604-309-3947 see id5565

NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see id5512

TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see id5553

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see id5584



HIGHGATE RIDGE 1 level ground fl tnhse, 845sf 2br 2ba w/lge backyd $420K 604- 376-7652 see id5550


Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $404,900, 604-466-3175 see id5226


New Westminster

NR EDMONDS sk/train stn. 788sf 2br 2ba condo across from Taylor pk $388,900 604-764-8384 see id5571

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SECTIONAL SOFA, 5 seater with pull out bed, excellent cond $495. Coffee & 2 side tables $50. 604-329-3857

Legal Services

Borrow Up To $25,000

4035 NEW Teak patio furniture. Folding chair $79, Folding table $299, Ext. table $750. 604-834-1399


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TABLE, SOLID pine picnic style, bench, 4 chairs $350. Maple Rocker $50, Antique pine hutch $900, 604-729-4043


HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879

TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see id5580


North Vancouver

2 BR CONCRETE. View. Rentals & Pet OK. Nr seabus. $365,000. HIRA, Sutton. 604-318-9474

IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see id5543


Port Moody



1050 Marine Dr. North Van.

INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $228,500 604-936-7547 see id4642

(by McKay) parking at rear

LUXURY MASSAGE 778-340-2778 1053 Marine Dr, North Van


Escort Services

GENTLEMEN! Attractive discreet European lady is available for 604 451-0175 company.

LARGE 2200SF 3br 2.5ba reno’d 3 lvl tnhse w/unique loft on 3rd floor, $269,900 604-799-0213 see id5578



Need a New Place? Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-618-8362 see id5376

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Condos/ Townhouses



$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see id5557


Condos/ Townhouses


W.End/Down/ Yaletown

FORECLOSURE SALE Distress sale. Receive free list w/Pics $2 Mill and up. www.VancouverLuxury


For Sale by Owner


S. Surrey/ White Rock

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see id5500 EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see id5552 GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see id5576 HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see id5555 GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see id5593 PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270sf 2br+den 2ba in a +45 building SOLD! SOLD! SOLD!!! see id5574 NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see id5546

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale Owner must SELL. Helen 604-762-7412 $269,500.See on y/index/id/69236


Houses - Sale


NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see id5598


1 BD top floor in Chilliwack granite counters, 9’ ceilings, stack w/d. elec f/p. Secure underground parking. $149,000. 604-795-7367

SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see id5609

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West Van DUNDARAVE HOUSE 2 stories, 4 BR, 4bath, office, lrg kitchen/fam rm, 3 car heated garage, nr shops/schls, beach, 4100sf, lot 8119sf, great value, $2,388,000. 604-730-9912

Find your perfect home at



OFFERED AT assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home on huge 10,000sf lot $414K 778-859-0717 see id4272


AT ASSESSED value 2200sf 5 br 2.5ba backing onto greenbelt suite pot $379,900 604-557-2205 id5618

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,800 604-498-2616 see id5595


Ladner/ South Delta

W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $545,000 604-617-3748 see id5599

EAST, STUNNING Mt Baker view 2850 sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn flr Master, $454,900 250-656-0549 see id5456


AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see id5603

CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see id5561


LIVING ROOM Find it in the Real Estate Section. To advertise call

CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 50+ complex $68K 604-858-9301 see id5400

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SUDOKU ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see id5640

WALNUT GROVE $435,000. TOWNHOME, End Unit Private Greenbelt Lot 2000 Sq.Ft. 3Bed 3.5 Bath To View 604-838-5958


PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see id5511

2BDRM/1.5BTH INVESTMENT Property in Lower Lonsdale. 862sq ft w/ 800sq ft patio. $289,000. Call: (604) 961-4349

UPPER LEVEL end unit 1200sf 2br 2ba townhome +55 complex updates $209,900 604-574-3987 see id5616


OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541


6020-06 PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl tnhouse +55 complx w/chairlift $199K 604-951-7738 see id5547


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Houses - Sale


PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see id5574 NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see id5320


604.630.3300 cont. on next page

Dec. 5/12

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve a Sudoku, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. The more numbers you name, the easier it gets to solve the puzzle! SUDOKU ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

Dec. 5/12

A52 - Wednesday, December 5, 2012 A52 -–North NorthShore ShoreNews News – Wednesday, December 5, 2012

REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page


Houses - Sale


ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see id3428

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see id5533

New Westminster

528 E. Columbia St., New West Custom built 3 BR home, 4 baths, superb view. A must see. $789,000. Rick 604-727-0043


Houses - Sale


Langley/ Aldergrove

211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see id5607



North Vancouver

2490 CALEDONIA, North Van OPEN Sat 1-4pm, Sun 1-3:30pm or by appointment. One of the Best Views in Deep Cove - $1,390,000 Beautiful 3 bedroom cedar home with stunning, pristine 240 degree views over Deep Cove and 2 marinas. 3 floors on rare, landscaped 10,000 sq ft lot with stream. 350 sq ft deck. $2,100 mth luxury suite to help pay the mortgage. Steps to the forest trail, Deep Cove and just 20 mins to Downtown. Lovingly renovated Call Deanna 778-829-6993


Houses - Sale



CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: id5559

CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see id5564

Port Moody

OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see id5606



E. NEWTON 4000sf 8br 5.5ba 2 yr old 3 level home w/3 br bsmt suite $699K 778-895-8620 see id5628

FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see id5577

TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see id5350


Vancouver East Side

OPEN HOUSE Sat/Sun May 12 & 13th, 10am - 2pm, 2396 East 39th Ave. 50x140 lot, 1,050 sqft bungalow, asking $1.2 mllion.


Industrial/ Commercial

NORTH VAN Prime area, corner of Lonsdale/Esplanade, 2199sf, + mezzanine, zone retail/comm, 3 parking stalls, fixtured luxury office. $2.5M, 604-984-0836

CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see id5551

To advertise in the North Shore News Classified

PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $489,000 604-613-1553 see id5608

SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see id5566


Out Of Town Property


Lots & Acreage

Recreation Property

HAWAII ON THE MAINLAND, healthy low-cost living can be yours. Modern Arenal Maleku Condominiums, 24/7 secured Community, Costa Rica “friendliest country on earth”! 1-780-952-0709

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 mayneislandhome/

NANAIMO, OCEAN View 1283sf 3br 2ba 4yr old home on .11 ac lot $319,900 604-308-8266 see id5556

Ocean Front Lux Contemp. private home on 2.73 AcresQuadra Island. 250-884-0000

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site $6K 604-850-6498 see id5315

PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see id5537

1 BR Time Share Membership, 1 week per year in Hawaii, Royal Aloha Vacation Club incls 3 wks banked & transfer fee. $2500. 604-261-5488,

3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see id5541

Okanagen/ Interior

MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $949K 250-378-8857 see id5592


★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★ Exclusive & Private Lake Shore Cottage, for all info: $329,000 ★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★★

SPECTACULAR ISLAND VIEWS (10) San Juan Islands, Anacortes - Biz Pt. $830,000 USD 4,100 sq.ft. on .5 acres, 5 br with in-suite bath, oversized 4 car garage 38’ long x 16’ High RV garage. Custom home ICF exterior walls, geothermal heat system. MLS# 313575 Alan Weeks 3688 Birch Way, Anacortes, ZIP 98221-8440 (425)691-9515


Real Estate Investment

90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu $899,900 604-649-6030 see id5610

INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see id5613

ARIZONA- EXCHANGE for property in Canada. As new 2 SXS duplex’s in Fountain Hills. Valued $188k per unit, or $360k for both. Call 604-926-2785

NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see id5591

LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see id4513

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see id5304

OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see id5424

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, BR 2.5 BA. Call 604-737-7756 RV LOT at CULTUS LAKE HOLIDAY PARK with year round camping access; finished in paving stones, low fees. All ament Grt loc. Moving must sell $107,500. 1-604-795-9785

Out Of Town Property

CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see id5536

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see id5588

HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see id5491

CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $7,500obo 604-795-7570 see id5612

1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592



Mobile Homes

VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see id5509

section, call

GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: id5506


CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $250K by owner, 604-795-3663


REAL ESTATE 604-630-3300

LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see id5582

Other Areas BC

HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see id5611

CHIMNEY HTS like new 4100sf 8br 6ba w/main floor bedroom, 2 suites, $649K 604-441-9652 see id5563

Lots & Acreage

CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617

GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $575K 604-340-1551 see id5631



QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite $739,000 778-688-3621 see id5615


132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $529K 778-320-7506 see id5568

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see id5617 UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see id5604



CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see id5597


Houses - Sale



North Delta

7610 Barrymore Dr N Delta $599,000 Fab 3000+ sq.ft. Family Home in Royal York. DAN SKALNIK 604-377-7008 Coldwell Banker


LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see id3186

TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals



Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1120 2 Bdrm from $1630

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

RENTALS 604-980-3606

2 BDRM / 1BTH DEEP COVE Water view. Utils / cable incl. Avail Jan 1. No pets. $1,700 mo 2 BR, $1215, Now or Jan 1, SW Corner, new carpet & lino, nr Hospital & Safeway, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922

1 BDRM $975, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w. Cat ok. 990-8262 / 985-1658 1 Br, $950, Avail Dec. 15 2 Br, Avail Jan 15. Total reno’d Heat incl. quiet. drapes. hardwood, gated or free prkg,no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2 604-700-7572

1 BR, Central Lonsdale, quiet adult bldg, $750 incls heat,cable & hw Jan 1. ns, np 604-721-3931 1 BR glvl, large, hw flrs, bright av Dec 1, $950/mo incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 1 BR Ocean & City View, lower Lonsdale, $935 incls heat, hot water, prkg, NP, 604-984-2148 1730 Chesterfield 1 BR, faces east, dw, hw flrs, patio, prkg avail, pet neg. avail Now. 604-987-5841 1BR $860 16/St George, large, incld heat & hotwater, nr bus/ shops, no pets, ns, 778-889-4719 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Jan 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 bdrm $1200, 3 bdrm $1550, hardwood, incls heat/hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. n/p, refs, Jan 15 or 31st, 778-320-1554 2 BDRM 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, patio, nr SeaBus, Dec 1 $1690: Chad 604-328-5545 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384


Apartments & Condos


North Van Apt. Rentals

3 BR Central Lonsdale, balc, $1500 incls heat, hotwater, 1.5 baths, 1 prkg, inste storage, Jan 1, quiet bldg. 604-988-4030 Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $770 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, Jan 1, 604-202-3458

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1195 604-925-8824

LYNN VALLEY 3 BR, 1.5 bath, h/w flrs, carpet, cat/sm dog ok, now $1375, 604-925-8824

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now 3 BR, avail Jan 1st, Call 604-988-3828 NORTH VAN, near all amens, large 1 br apt, Mtn view, $780 incls heat & h/w, suits 1 quiet adult, ns/np, Jan 1. 604-294-4502


145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & Jan 1) 1 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1) 2 BR (Avail Jan 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ BACHELOR $875 No pets, 604-988-7379 PETS CONSIDERED, top flr, S. W. facing, high end, 2 br, 720 sq ft, Lower Lonsdale, 2 bath, f/p, laminate flooring, granite countertops, SS appls, $1700. Avail Jan 1st. Call Melvin 604-729-5809 TUCKTON PLACE 1520 Chesterfield. newly renod, 2 bdrm $1325 604 990-2971, wknd 778-340-7406 Two, 2 BR’s avail Now & Jan. 1, Lynn Valley, large $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922


West Van Apt. Rentals

WESTWIND APTS - 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734

2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons np, $1040, 604-987-8814 2 BR, large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $1200, Jan 1, 604-220-6817

BRAND NEW LUXURY 2BDRM / 2BATH 1327 sq.ft. Insuite laundry, granite c-tops, 43’ plasma TV, high-end appls, dishwasher, natural gas range, electric fireplace. *No Pets* $2,800 Monthly. Call 604762-2044. 2832 Capliano Rd 2BR $1050, Avail Dec 15. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 3rd (Top) flr, South view, Immed/Jan 1, $950. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA

2 BR suites available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.

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Apartments & Condos


2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384

2 BDRM, on cul-de-sac, yard, quiet setting, 930 sf, cls to trans/ shops Dec 1 604-891-6180 $1490

Luxury Over The Seawall! 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, avail Dec. 15, $2850/mnth 604-926-9394


4 BDRM, 2 bath, den, rec room, hardwood, SS kitchen West Van, Now. $3350/m. 604-925-1728 AMBLESIDE 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, view, pet ok, N/s pref. $2850+ut. immed 604-317-1553 Caulfeild View,2000sf open plan, 2BR +den, 1.5 bath, updated, clean, quiet, Dec 1, ns, pet negot. $2575+utils, 604-926-3630


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

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included

1BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq. ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq. ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq. ft.)

Spectacular City & Ocean Views! Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

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

Water’s Edge Cres, West Van 3 BR Condo, 2 f/ba, 6 appls, u/g prkg, gym, $3300, wlk to PRoyal, Jan 1/Feb 1, ns/np 604-496-0517


Duplexes - Rent

2 BR grd lvl ste, f/p, 413 E 2nd St, N Van, 1 covered prkg, $1100 incl hydro & h/w. 604-649-3123


Furnished Accommodation

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



GARAGE FOR RENT 600 sf. Lane access. Avail Dec 1. $700 mo. Call: 604 985-5333


Houses - Rent

3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938



STK 950700 WAS $16,900

WAS $32,900

Low, low kms, loaded. Stk VE56531

NOW $12,998

PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $2000 NEG NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-6572

We Loan Our Own $$$$


11 BMW 328i xDRIVE

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314

STK 245121 WAS $19,900

STK 951310 WAS $38,900


Collectibles & Classics

1963 FORD FALCON Futura, auto, 6cyl, 2 door hardtop, low mlg, new paint and brakes, $7500 604-874-4397


1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993


Shared Accommodation


1967 DODGE Cornet 500, beautifully restored, $25,500 obo, 604-946-2932, 604-916-9249

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $6500. 604-723-3654

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR new bsmt ste, ground level, nice patio with view, share w/d, nr bus, lower Grand Blvd area, cat ok, $850 incl utils. 604-562-2415 2 BR, 2 Bath, Dundarave West Van, large garden level, very quiet & private, wd, dw, no pets, ns, nr ammens, avail Jan1, $1600 incls 604-617-4796 or 922-8777

2 BR, Dundarave, W Van in new home, nr Seawall, shops, ss appls, own w/d, gas fp, alarm, ns np, unfurnished $1800 incl utils or furnished $2200. 604-551-0039



STK 950750 WAS $18,995

NOW $14,998

WAS $19,900



STK 950500 WAS $10,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

AWD, nav, leather, loaded

NOW $17,303

NOW $26,480


Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

NOW $8,644

NOW $16,800



WAS $16,900

WAS $11,900

4dr, auto, CD, only 44,000kms. Stk 878332

NOW $12,998

NOW $9,688

5spd, one owner, only 3,000kms. WAS $11,900

1986 PONTIAC FIREBIRD, red, v6, 2 dr, 50k, a/c, auto, exc int, 1 owner, $6500. 604-533-3191

Leather, sunroof, loaded

WAS $11,900


1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367

NOW $16,838


WAS $13,995

1979 Chevrolet Corvette Coupe Auto,153,000 kms,asking $8,900 604-492-2220

NOW $28,888

Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.

NOW $6,888

V6, auto, loaded

2 BR, ground flr, view Grand Blvd area. f/p 5 appls, ns, np, $1400inc lndry+util, now, 604-715-2084 2 or 3 Br $1300/$1400, grd lvl, new floor & bathroom, Lons/29th, ns/np, 7 appls 604-986-0513

STK BV14501. WAS $33,900


2 BR bsmt, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1395 incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BR, den, 2 ba, high end, jacuzzi Up Lons., granite island, ns, np, fp $1950+util Jan 1 604-916-0760


STK950770 WAS $20,900

Auto, loaded.

V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.

1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

NOW $35,900


Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301

North Vancouver

1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495, ensuite bth $595 incl. 604-329-7449

NOW $15,898

4dr, auto, 4cyl, only 74,000kms

Office/Retail Rent

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

Leather, nav, auto

4x4, V6, 6 spd.

4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.

WEST VAN, Dundarave, Exec home, 3bdrm + den, 3 bath, gas stove, sub zero freezer, h/w flrs, f/p’s, n/pets, $4600 604-922-9772 WEST VAN private estate 2 bdrm + den + suite. Kitchen stainless & granite. Close to ammenities, n/s, $3800/mo, Dec 1, 604-626-7444

NOW $30,400

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191


Auto Finance


3 BR + DEN, contemporary, 2 bath, 5 appls, gas f/p, new reno, nr schools/shops, Seymour area, np, ns, $2100. Ref’s 604-220-0595, 604-842-9922

1 BR (Avail Jan 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Jan 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443



2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824

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

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

Houses - Rent

West Van Apt. Rentals

Dec 15th, Short Term, 2 BR apt, $1700, inclusive, ns/np 604-988-6082

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER 1 BR - $1600 710 sqft plus balcony with an amazing view of the mountains and ocean. Fully renovated with hardwood floors, granite countertops, mirror sliding closet doors, contemporary light fixtures and vertical blinds.



NOW $9,900


Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670 WAS $23,900

NOW $19,900


Nav, rear DVD, mint. Stk 951380

WAS $68,900

NOW $9,900

NOW $64,800

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections


Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620 L eg al 2 BR gar den s te, Ambleside, great cond, nice big kitchen, inste ldry, South facing patio, prefer 1, $1450 incl utils, Jan 1st, NS/NP, 604-926-1430


Townhouses Rent

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926

2 BDRM, Newly reno’d 5 appl, f/p, lam flrs, patio, $1650. Rufus Dr, ns/np. 604-925-3631 btwn 9-5

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

• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance

Northshore 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $7,500 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516


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Luxury Cars


Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

1989 BENTLEY Eight, Immac, 68,000 kms, gorgeous charcoal/ tan, no accidents, show winner $19,900 obo 604-889-2525

2006 Ford F150 XL, 4X4, 5.4L, extended cab, seats 6, long box, canopy, A/C, 107K. $12,950. must sell! (604) 773-4235.

1997 Lincoln Town Car Signature 268K. $5,000 Call: (604) 316-2527 Great Car

2008 HARLEY D, Nighttrain, 110 11K, cost $31K, ask $20K, 604-847-9353 (Chill) after 5pm


2006 JEEP Commander, drk blue ltd edt, 90000km fully loaded, 18in alloy rims + more, mint cond $18500 778-839-9762 778-859-9937


1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2995.604-899-6119

1999 BENTLEY Arnage Stunning sapphire on cream interior. Quick 4.4L twin turbo. Non smoker, No accidents. Mint. Looks new! $44,900. Call 604-889-2525

2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $3150. Call 604-781-2342

Sports & Imports

2008 HARLEY D, Sportster, 1200low, 4400km, cost $14K, ask $10K, 604-847-9353 Chill aft 5pm


Scrap Car Removal

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495


2005 SUNFIRE 'SE' sedan; 90kms; p/windows; p/door locks; A/Cond; NO Accidents; local & Clean car! Warranty included $4888. Safe & Affordable car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

MIKE: 604-872-0109

2004 Jaguar X-Type Automatic 93,500 kms Excellent condition. $10,500 Call: (604) 786-0941 email:


2007 Saturn Aura XE 88,000 km, auto, V6, exc. cond. reliable. $8,445. 604-617-7320.

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.


Luxury Cars

2011 LEXUS IS350c V6 Convertible; NAVI; demo; Bal 6-yr 110,000kms Lexus Warranty; Park Assist; Lease or Buy! $46,888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111


1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573

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

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

1994 AUDI Cabrio A4 convertible; V6; Style & Comfort in a compact ’Open Car’ Xlint records & service history; One Year Powertrain Warranty Inc $8888. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111 1994 MERCEDES E320. Silver, blue leather, 269K km. Aircared, 4 snow tires. $4,500. 604-521-0691

1997 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087

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

1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553

1997 JAGUAR XK8 cpe, black, blk lther int, 84,000 ks, full load, all records, DB7 rims, sport pckg $9900 firm. 778-889-6557

The Snow is Coming 4 FREE Snow Tires with the Purchase of 1 of These Vehicles

2009 Mercedes Benz C230 4Matic, only 51,000kms, premium & sport pkg’s, glass roof, balance of factory warranty, immaculate. $27,850 2006 Mercedes Benz ML350 4Matic, auto, only 74,000kms, local, MB serviced, nav, glass roof, alloys, Capri blue/cashmere beige leather, immaculate. $24,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML350 4 Matic, 102,000 original kms, auto, glass roof, heated seats, alloys, new tires, well serviced, dark blue/black, immaculate. $17,850

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376

1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

2010 TRIUMPH American Motorcycle, 900 cc, never driven, $8500 obo. 604-533-4962 morn/ eve

Rates From As Low As



2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518

2007 TOYOTA Corolla ’SE’ sedan; 70kms! Sunroof; alloys; p/windows; remote lock/entry; NEW Pirelli tires; local car; NO Accidents! Waranty incl $9999. Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2008 Mazda Speed 3. Mint (stock), 43,000km, 6 spd, Turbo 2.3L. $18,000. 604-715-4835.

2001 Toyota Celica GT Auto 138,000 kms -many extras $8,950. Call: (604) 690-6235

2003 FORD F250 4x4 XL $8500 obo, 187,000 km, auto, 604-323-3662 or 604-315-9384

or visit:

2008 Nissan Altima 3.5 SE 117,000 km auto, V6, powerful, reliable. $11,995. 604-617-7320.

Financing & Leasing Available

2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $13,800. Call 604-921-4701


2003 BMW X5 3.0 AWD, 93,000 original kms, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $17,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4 AWD, 93,000 original kms, navigation, fully reconditioned. $17,850 2002 Acura MDX AWD, only 99,000kms, glass roof, leather, fully reconditioned, immaculate. $13,850

2009 Volkswagen GTI Golf. DSG/18" rims/leather/power S/R. New tires. 65,000 kms. Factory warranty. $21,600. (604) 731-9739

Accord & Civic Qualify Offer may change without notice.



2005 Acura MDX 122,700 kms Excellent Condition, many nice luxury features. 3rd row seating makes this a very reliable and safe family vehicle $16,000 email:


2002 SIENNA 4DR LE gray $ 8,888 #2299506 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister 2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

2003 KIA Sedona EX 2tone silver /grey, 3.5ltr,auto, pw/ps, am/fm, cd, 5dr, 7pass, cloth seats, roof rack, 171K, $3900 604-820-0486



1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

1989 19’ Bayliner Capri Blue, 2.3 litre IB Fresh water cooled Exc cond. Well maint. Lots of extras, c/w trailer . $4,695. 604-837-7564

24’ SEA RAY 240 turn key & go, eng i/o, GM V8, surveyed, good shape. $6500. 604-552-3961



843 West 1st St. N.Van

2003 TOYOTA Camry 'LE' only 94kms! V6; alloys; ABS; 2nd owner! NO Accidents! One year warranty; $9999. Perfect Cond! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2010 BMW 328XI, AWD, loaded, metallic black sapphire with black interior colour, never smoked in, no accidents, auto steptronic $29,900. 604-821-0440, 778-242-5503 Serviced at Brian Jessel BMW

1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $9400 obo. 778-889-3459

CASH FOR LATE MODEL MERCEDES, low miles, no accidents, No Dealers. 604-926-2785

2003 BMW 320i ’Sport sedan’ 6cyl; auto; sunroof; 1-owner local car! 1-yr Warranty incl; Sale $8888. Quality & Comfort in a compact car! Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

Accelerate your car buying

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051 ★MUST SELL★ REDUCED TO $15,800 OBO 2009 VW BEETLE light blue ext. black int. 38,500kms, automatic, fully loaded, sunroof mfgr. warranty. call 604-836-1014 2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $15,500. 604-241-0357



1997 FORD Aerostar, 1 senior owner, local service, doctor says must sell $1975, 604-943-1922

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866 2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

2005 FOUR WINDS Class C 30’ sleeps 7, like new cond, 132,000 km, $24,888 778-748-6874

2006 VOLKSWAGEN PASSAT. 46,000 km. Grey. 4 drs, auto, p/w, p/l, leather heated seats, sunroof, mag wheels. Good condition! $16,000 obo. 604-240-9912 2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533


Ask us for details


TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

2002 ACURA MDX AWD; 7 Pass! local, 1 Owner; every option; 1-yr warranty; $13,888. leather; Tow package; roof rails/rack; V6, only 130km! Spotless, No Accidents Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan, 604-727-3111

2002 Ford Escape Black w/ Grey Auto, V6, 2 WD, A/C,new trans. 202,000kms Clean Good Cond. $5200. (778) 772-5513

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

Sports & Imports

2001 JEEP Grand Cheroke, silver 250,000 km, new engine, good cond $5000 obo. 604-971-3435

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, 4dr, loaded, 150K, exc cond, good tires, $4600 obo, 604-812-4912

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

Central Auto

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes 1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $7000. Call 604-518-3166



No Wheels, No Problem


Sports & Imports

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL 2001 CORVETTE Z06 black on black, absolute mint cond, 55k. Must sell! $32,000. 604-574-7629


North Shores Best

2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136

1989 PORSCHE 944 Turbo, white on burgundy, all rcrds, new exhaust, 5 spd, a/c, Ltd slip, great cond! $15,900 Call 604-943-0945


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

Collectibles & Classics

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353


2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292 2007 YARIS 4DR SDN AUTO pw pl green $7,888 #2791785 WWW.KEYWESTFORD.COM 1-866-549-8503 301 Stewardson Way, New Westminister

2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

Accelerate your car buying 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546


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


Carpet Cleaning


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



LIME Home Services, North Shore, Carpet & Furniture Cleaning, Environmentally Friendly, 778-340-1901



$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546

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



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



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



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MASTER STONEMASON, Local, Experienced, fireplaces, facing, walls, stairs. Ivan 604-649-2271 T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117


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Labour / Odd jobs Home & Garden Indoor / Outdoor Clean up, removal, etc. North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

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CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101


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Painting/ Wallpaper

778-858-5793 PS Painting and Powerwashing, $159/room. 20 yrs exp. Free est. Ask for Peter A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $127. 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 DJ PAINTING, Int/Ext. Com/Res. Drywall repair. Free ests. Cell: 604-417-5917, 604-258-7300 SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502



RED SEAL •Backed Up Drains •Sewer Mains •Water Mains •Burst Pipes •Camera Inspection 24 hr. Emergency Services


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

Call Brian 604-985-9214

Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644 SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same


WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531

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day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

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Power Washing


POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & hanging Christmas Lights, etc Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604




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

Renovations & Home Improvement

Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469 Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. 604-521-1567 ON SITE Reno’s. Interiors Kitchens, Baths. Mike 604-986-4358 RENOVATIONS: FROM Rendering to Reality. Visit and look for our listing on Sundays. 604-980-8384

NORTH WEST ROOFING Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530 Samra Bros. Roofing Ltd. 40 yrs+ Cedar / Fiberglass / Torch On Free Estimates. 604-946-4333


Rubbish Removal


We haul everything, no load too big or small, we do it all. Free est. 604-317-2500/ 929-7195 BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. Call 604-987-5438 Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

TANKTECH Certified Oil Tank Removal & Remediation Specialists. res/com. Free est. 604-328-1234


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

LOCAL MOVERS big/small deliveries, rubbish, recyling, good service. Offer inside furn. rearrangement. 604-603-3533, 925-3186



BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd

Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944


STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009

Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty



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Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil, Sand, Gravel, and More. Small and Large Deliveries. - Or you can pick up Dump Site for Dirt, Concrete, Asphalt. Dirt,Rock,Demo Bins, U-Load. Recycled Products, Blast Rock, Round Rock, Sorted Rocks


87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

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

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

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Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available



Tree Services

A. A. Best Pro Tree Service Trimming, pruning, tree service, stump grinding, cleanup, etc. CALL SUKH free est. 604-726-9152 or 604-984-1988


Window Cleaning

AFFORDABLE WINDOW cleaning, powerwashing and painting. Call Doug at 604-985-4604 WEST COAST Home Services Window & gutter cleaning, power washing. Guaranteed lowest price WCB insured 604-984-4147


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AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. 604-984-6560

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