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Dog rescued after massive search Lost Bernese safe after two weeks in woods

Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

OHLY, the elusive Bernese Mountain Dog, is safely back home after spending almost two weeks running loose on the North Shore backcountry and worrying his owners sick. Following an intensive effort by North Shore Rescue volunteers on foot and in the air, Ohly was picked up from the Suicide Gully area on Mount Seymour and brought back to a celebrating crowd Saturday afternoon. “It’s fantastic. There are no words to really explain it. It’s awesome to have him home. He’s doing really good,” said Alyssa Goad, Ohly’s owner. Ohly took off from the Mt. Seymour parking lot Nov. 25 when a friend of the Goads was taking him for a walk. His disappearance drew huge public interest and media attention during the rescue effort that followed. Ohly didn’t respond to bait left out for him Friday, so volunteers followed his tracks to the edge of Suicide Bluff, just below the alpine trail on Mount Seymour. There began the struggle to corral the lost pooch, who NEWS photo Paul McGrath appeared to have reverted to a feral state and had no intentions OHLY the Bernese mountain dog was reunited with owner Alyssa Goad Saturday after spending two weeks lost on Mount Seymour. The canine’s of being caught. story drew huge public attention, prompting a rescue effort aimed at preventing Good Samaritans from heading into hazardous terrain. “(He) was in such good shape, (he) was just playing with our guys for five hours — some of the fittest guys on our team. It was exhausting,” said Tim Jones, NSR team leader. “It was very close to the point where we thought we weren’t going to be able to catch it and do it safely. We didn’t want to run the dog off a cliff, and we didn’t want to run our guys Jeremy Shepherd In an equally close vote the week before, council passed an off a cliff.” amendment to limit height to 28 storeys, but Monday’s meeting jshepherd@nsnews.com When the team’s assistance was requested on an unrelated emerrestored the plan to its previous height limits, thus allowing the gency just before 1 p.m., the rescuers made one last attempt and THE tallest building on the North Shore has 32-storey tower. successfully gang-tackled the dog. The deal includes an amenity package for the district calling been OK’d for North Vancouver’s Seylynn While it was a challenging rescue, it wasn’t necessarily being done neighbourhood following a contentious council vote for Seylynn North Shore Properties to complete the Lynnmour for Ohly’s sake, Jones said. A groundswell of worried dog lovers on Connector Trail as well as complying with the district’s green social media were clamouring for Ohly to be rescued, and NSR re- Monday. building requirements. The development must also include a sponded to keep impassioned but ill-prepared amateur rescuers out In a 4-3 vote, council approved a long-debated five-building child care facility and approximately 1,000 square metres of development east of Mountain Highway and north of Fern Street, See DNV page 3 See Pooch page 5 which includes three highrises measuring 24, 28, and 32 storeys.

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Accusations fly over Safeway site impasse Developer claims councillor in conflict, reviews legal options

Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

FINGERS are pointing and accusations are flying in the wake of the apparent death of developer Onni Group’s Safeway site project, but it may be too soon to conduct an autopsy.

Despite an announcement by the company’s president last week that the application would be withdrawn, it remains with city staff and could be revived, according to Beau Jarvis, Onni’s vice-president of development. The developer is also weighing its legal options after information came to light last week that it says shows opponents of the project on council may have been in a conflict of interest during recent discussions — including the meeting at which City of North Vancouver councillors voted 4-3 to hold a second public hearing for the project.

Onni management was informed last week that Coun. Rod Clark has been working for a subcontractor of Onni as a flagman at another site in Richmond since May. “We have the most vocally opposed council member and the council member who has been making all these accusations of manipulation, hijacking, and bullying — all the while, he’s working on our job site,” said Jarvis. Onni is seeking a legal opinion on whether it amounts to a conflict of interest on Clark’s part. As of Tuesday, the company had only received preliminary opinion from lawyers that Clark’s position was “riding the line.” “If it is in fact just riding the line, don’t you think it would be in the interest of the public and the interest of the applicant for him to err on the side of caution and disclose the fact that he’s working on an Onni job site?” Jarvis asked. It is ironic given that Clark is usually the first to ask Coun. Linda Buchanan and Mayor Darrell Mussatto to recuse themselves from discussions of the Safeway project due to having accepted $5,000 in campaign donations from Onni’s parent company during the 2011 campaign, Jarvis noted. But Clark flatly denies he is in any conflict of interest, and says he stands by every statement he has made about Onni and the process.

“They can make whatever accusation they want,” he said. “I spoke with a lawyer before I took this job, and she assured me that because I was working for a subcontractor and not working directly for Onni, I was not in a conflict.” As for declaring that he was employed by a subcontractor of Onni, Clark said that was a matter of his own discretion. “That was my choice and I made the choice not to, because I was assured by a lawyer that I was not in conflict,” he said. Clark’s grievances with the project and the process are based entirely on the merits of the proposal and the concerns raised by the public, he said. The company plans to make a legal filing and determine the rest of the project’s future accordingly, said Jarvis. Clark said he has no plans to relent in the face of Onni’s criticisms. “I have dealt with a few schoolyard bullies in my day and the only way to deal with a bully is to stand up to them,” he said. Beyond the alleged conflict, Jarvis said the developers have been unfairly maligned, and faced double standards and public hostility and a misinformation campaign, while putting on the most robust public process in the company’s history.

While Onni staff admittedly signed up a host of supporters to speak at the public hearing, so did the opposition, Jarvis said. He added that many of the speakers who left the lengthy meeting before their turn to speak were proponents of the project who had been signed up by Onni. Opponents have also grossly exaggerated the value of the extra density negotiated with the city in exchange for the amenities offered, he claimed. “All of these numbers are on the mark, and there’s backup and all anybody has to do is ask for it. There’s no magic to this,” Jarvis said. Jarvis denied that the decision to potentially axe the project was due to either a slump in condo sales projections or lack of capital to get the project completed. Instead, he said, he didn’t believe the project would get a majority vote on council due to a letter-writing campaign by residents opposed to the project. Council has not cancelled the second public hearing on the project it set for January, though it is not yet clear whether the meeting will go ahead. Whatever the case, Clark said, everyone will benefit from a time-out over the holidays and a fresh approach to the issue in 2013. “Let’s come back at this in the new year and get the job done right,” he said.

DNV council split on tower’s height

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commercial space. Some members of council were not pleased with the outcome. The development, which includes 790 residential units, is too dense and imposing for the district, according to Coun. Lisa Muri. “I voted in favour of the original design,” Muri said. “I should have voted against it.” Muri spearheaded the previous week’s motion to limit height to 28 storeys, which was reversed this week by a motion put forward by Coun. Roger Bassam. Bassam reasoned that limiting height to 28 storeys would prompt the project’s architect to rearrange the development to accommodate the suites displaced by the cap, resulting in bulkier buildings with decreased financial viability due to a reduction in sought-after top floor suites. That would be a disservice to the district, he said. Bassam had voted in favour of the height restriction, but changed his mind. The mountain view will be replaced by a tower-dominated vista regardless, Bassam said. “It would not matter if they were 25 storeys, which is already approved, or 32 storeys.” The development became “palatable” for council because of the amenities that came with it, according to Coun. Mike Little, but with rents between $1,130 and $1,950, Little stressed that the units are out of reach for many residents. He voted against granting approval for the project. “It’s about double or more than double what a person with disabilities gets from the provincial government,” he said. Little, who supported the height limit, suggested a building of that scale might have been a better fit at Crown Street and Mountain Highway. “It’s the right direction, it’s just too far in the right direction,” he said. Both Muri and Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn suggested the development should be moved farther south down Mountain Highway. “I don’t see it as the centre of the Lower Lynn plan,” said MacKay-Dunn. Mayor Richard Walton, along with Coun. Robin Hicks and Bassam, expressed personal misgivings about the height while explaining the larger purpose being served. “Our needs and preferences don’t reflect the needs of the entire community,” said Walton. The district has moved to turn “a pretty desolate piece of land into a place where people can live,” Hicks said. “We cannot remain frozen in time.” The development will be a boon to students and young families, according to Hicks. Discussing the change to the view, Hicks said most residents will only see the towers for 15 minutes during their commutes. Despite debate that has stretched over more than three years — since the approval of a previous high-density project for the site which never came to fruition — Muri suggested council might be rushing the decision. “You take so long because you want to get it right and you don’t want to screw it up,” she said. “Patience is what we need.”

Speaking out

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

YOUTH activist Ta’Kaiya Blaney, 11, sings during a town hall meeting at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre. The event, hosted by the Wilderness Committee and Tanker Free B.C., aimed to inform the public about what the groups say are the dangers of increasing tanker traffic on the B.C. coast.

Skier dies in Cypress mishap Passersby, emergency crews unable to revive 26-year-old

Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

A young skier is dead after taking a fall and suffering a heart attack on Hollyburn Mountain Saturday afternoon.

The 26-year-old Vancouver resident was skiing in the backcountry area of Cypress Mountain resort when he went over a steep ravine into a muddy creek embankment, according to West Vancouver Police. His friend and two nearby snowshoers came to his aid, called 9-1-1 and performed CPR while North Shore Rescue volunteers

and Cypress Mountain patrol members rushed to the scene. “We don’t know the exact of cause of death but he went into cardiac arrest in the tree well,” said Tim Jones, NSR team leader. The team used their long-line rescue gear to hoist the man out of the well and transfer him to a waiting ambulance. He was taken directly to Vancouver General Hospital but staff there were unable to revive him, Jones said. At the time of the call, North Shore Rescue volunteers were busy trying to corral a dog missing on Mount Seymour. That actually meant rescuers had a faster response time to the downed skier because they were already mobilized and nearby, he said. “Every chance for his survival was given as a trickle effect of us being on that dog rescue because we were so quick getting over there,” Jones said. Police will not be releasing the victim’s name at the request of his family.


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Setting it straight

A Dec. 9 North Shore News story quoted North Vancouver resident Hazen Colbert as being critical of the proposed Seylynn development.

Colbert was actually speaking about the possible development at Lynn Valley Centre. He has taken no position on Seylynn. We regret the error.

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

SIMON Whitehead, Mount Seymour’s sales and marketing manager, says the resort’s new Mystery Peak Express chair will zip skiers up the mountain in 4 minutes.

Seymour launches fast lift Annie Ellison newsroom@nsnews.com

“It’s going to enhance the vibe,” he said. In the days of thin, straight skis, climbing 210 vertical metres in ten minutes was standard, he said. Now the capacity of the lift has doubled from 700 to 1,400 people per hour, bringing Mystery up to speed with its neighbours on Grouse and Cypress. The price of a full-day adult lift pass has gone up in the wake of the upgrade, but it’s increased only marginally to $51, said Whitehead. That means a net increase in value for customers, he argued, since the new chair gives riders twice as many runs. Skiers and boarders were exhausted after a full day of riding on opening day, filling the resort’s restaurant much earlier than usual, he said. “They got so many laps in, they were wiped,” said Whitehead laughing.

FOR some skiers, the joke about the Mystery Peak Chair at Mt. Seymour used to be the mystery is if you’ll ever get to the top. But this season, the joke appears to be over, as the resort’s new Doppelmayr high-speed detachable four-seater chairlift whisks skiers and boarders up the mountain in four minutes. Crews began installing the lift in August. It made its first official run with Seymour’s opening Dec. 7. Until this year, Seymour was the only North Shore mountain without a high-speed quad, but the $5 million makeover, five years in the making, won’t take away from its “old-school” charm, said Whitehead.

Pooch spoiled in wake of ordeal

likely be set aside for the next time they are sent in search of a missing canine. Back in his Burnaby home, two-and-half-yearold Ohly is now being showered with extra love and treats, Goad said, and the family has emerged with a few lessons learned: Ohly isn’t likely to be out of his owners’ sight anymore, and they now know there is a surprising amount of help at hand when a beloved dog is in danger. “Community does exist in a big city,” she said. Big thanks are owed to North Shore Rescue, Talon Helicopters, the hundreds of volunteers, supporters and donors, and the media, Goad added. “There are so many people to thank,” she said.

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of the dangerous area. “That’s why it’s called Suicide Gully, it’s heinous terrain,” said Jones. “As a public safety issue, because the social media was so intense, we knew that people would try to effect a rescue on their own — and ill-prepared. We would have had a different problem; we would have gone for a body recovery.” Concerned donors put up thousands of dollars to help offset the cost Ohly was running up for the team, which normally limits its efforts to humans in peril, but the amount raised is probably more than the total bill, Jones said. Anything extra will

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HERE has been much talk lately of public processes for big developments, most of it bad, in the wake of Onni’s Safeway site proposal, which the developer said it would withdraw last week after two years of back-and-forth with council. It has no doubt left both participants and observers exasperated. Well, a newer, even bigger North Vancouver project is set to begin manoeuvring its way through the same process in the coming weeks. With luck, we can draw a few lessons from the Safeway site debacle before this one gets started. The first advisory panel meetings for the Harbourside rezoning, which calls for about 800 residential units on a site just south of the Northshore Auto Mall, are set for this week. The first of several public meetings will happen in January.

Both sides — pro and con, community and developer — need to come to the table with a civil tone, deliver their message in earnest, free of hyperbole and derision, and make their allegiances and their methods plain for everyone to see. Yes, both sides. Anything less, and the whole thing is liable to turn into another fiasco. City of North Vancouver council is also in the process of reviewing both its density bonusing policy and public hearing policy in the wake of recent controversies. It would be nice to see all of that in black and white before we get off on the wrong foot again. And when it’s done, no matter the decision made by council, it’s going to be upsetting for some. But it won’t be the end of the world, which is still currently scheduled for Dec. 21.

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A bridge complaint too far

Dear Editor: Letter writer Nancy Schatz makes a poor argument when she suggests that Surrey should in effect, pay for their own damn (Port Mann) bridge (Send Not To Know For Whom The Bridge Is Tolled, Dec. 7, North Shore News). North Shore residents, and all B.C. residents, benefit from the Port Mann. It’s how their plastic lawn chairs get from port to their fair towns and cities; it is how they, their friends and families cross the river when returning from abroad. Any constriction of the goods and services that pass across that vital link effects North Vancouver and the Lower Mainland in general — minutes after traffic slows, let alone stops — so we should all pay our share for the upgrade. If it is not that bridge it is another, and whining about who pays for what bridge is simply insane. In fact, that narrow-minded thinking is costing British Columbians. If the government was not having to placate us silly people, it could just have slapped a specific gas tax B.C. wide to pay for the bridge, legislated such that it would be illegal to siphon it off

to general revenue. Tolling individual vehicles is grossly inefficient and probably costs 30 per cent of the toll in collection costs. Gasoline is too cheap as it is. I would gladly pay an extra five cents a litre if I knew that it would go directly to such transportation infrastructure. In fact, I would be happy to see the price of gas go up a dollar a litre. You would quickly see the humans start acting more responsibly with the vehicles they buy and the driving they do. We need to leave some gas in the ground for our kids while they grapple with the challenge of finding something other than dead dinosaurs to fuel their lives. Unfortunately, if you bring up an increase in gas tax, the humans lose their . . . reason. Surrey folks happen to live by the single most important transportation link in B.C., so they should pay for it? We need all citizens to dig into their pockets if we want to start to covering the actual cost of living like the resource pigs that we are. A gas tax, paid by all users towards infrastructure, puts the cost See Let’s page 7

No reason to raise stink over cost of methane

Dear Editor: In reference to the letter Carbon Tax Excessive by Corrie Kost (Dec. 2, North Shore News), a bit of back-of-the-napkin math shows that the natural gas tax he complains of is not excessive. If we estimate the number of people in the developed world, and thus able to afford a climate change tax, to be one billion (see Population Reference Bureau) and the total cost of climate change stabilization by 2050 at around $1.5 trillion (Stern Review on the Economics of Climate Change), the average household needs to

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contribute $1,500. And this will only stabilize emissions; full reversal would cost far more. The average Canadian uses 100 gigajoules of natural gas per year. Assuming Kost uses the Canadian average per year, he is contributing $150 per year against the required $1,500. Many North Shore residents live in excess. I don’t think the current carbon tax is asking too much. Mark Daly North Vancouver

Build the recovery house - just not there

Dear Editor: As worthy a project as the North Shore Support Recovery House is, let us look at the value of the proposed development site adjacent to Murdo Frazer Park as it is (Recovery centre to get petition vote, Dec. 5, North Shore News). Although not zoned as part of the park, this lovely little piece of wild and feral land lends to the park’s overall character and integrity. Take it away, and you encroach upon what is truly a well-preserved remnant of forest that has miraculously survived the axe. As a local resident of Pemberton Heights and a frequent park user, I greatly value this chunk of green space and make it a part of my routine walk. I’m sure many other park enthusiasts do as well. In fact, rezoning and protecting this parcel of land as an official part of Murdo Frazer Park would be ideal. As socially beneficial as the recovery house will be, developing this sensitive land will increase noise, light, parking congestion and traffic in the ill-suited immediate area. It will also compromise the riparian zone of nearby Mackay Creek, diminish the sanctuary local residents enjoy and contribute to the already existing hazards of the too-short Highway 1 on- and off-ramps at Lloyd Avenue. A women’s recovery center is important to have, no question; it deserves to be built somewhere. But this is most definitely not the place. Let us counter-intuitively suppress our need for expansion here and find a more sustainable location for this centre and at the same time preserve this valuable piece of natural heritage that distinguishes the District of North Vancouver from the City of North Vancouver. Charles Langdon North Vancouver

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Going to court in the name of democracy “Evidence filed in Federal Court today includes detailed accounts from voters targeted by fraudulent or harassing calls intended to discourage them from voting . . . applicants are seeking to overturn the results in a court action that will be heard beginning Dec. 10.” Media Release, canadians. org, Nov. 29, 2012

WHAT Maude Barlow calls, “the most important legal cases in recent Canadian history” are currently being argued in federal court. Barlow, national chairwoman of the Council of Canadians advocacy group, was referring to the lawsuits brought about by “eight brave Canadians” who claim they are among hundreds who received phone calls aimed at derailing their efforts to vote during the last federal election, in violation of the Canada Elections Act. “Regardless of our political inclinations . . . ,” wrote Barlow, “an attempt to trick or defraud voters out of their fundamental right to vote is indefensible and must be vigorously challenged.” Reached for comment last week, the council’s executive director Gerry Neil said now that Elections Canada has concluded its investigation and that the evidence has been submitted, there are three important aspects of the cases for the judge to consider: ■ The calls: “The investigation identified that 1,399 calls were received in 247 ridings across the country. Some of the callers claimed to be speaking on behalf

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Elizabeth James of Elections Canada which confirms it does not call voters — that’s the first issue,” Neil said. Obviously, if those claims are proven to the satisfaction of the Court, the perpetrator(s) violated the Elections Act. ■ The purpose: Based on the Elections Canada investigation and on the result of an April survey by Ekos Research that examined the issue, the council believes there is strong evidence to show the calls were politically

would be up to other agencies to lay charges and decide on penalties under the act. In the event the case proceeds, the eight applicants will need to plead their case before the Supreme Court of Canada. Kafka and her co-litigants are not there purely for selfinterest; they are defending the constitutional voting rights of all Canadians. “Democracy isn’t easy,” as Michael Douglas said in the movie The American President — and that’s especially so when innocent voters are cannon fodder in front of a barrage of Conservative-funded lawyers. ••• And now for a short sidestory that led me to write this column: In the mid-1980s, I worked in the marketing department of North Vancouver’s Computer Distribution Inc. One of the energetic hi-tech gurus who supported the less-than-whizkids in the sales force was

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Building a picture of health VCH survey aims to boost North Shore’s vitality Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

HOW much do you drink? Do you drive to work or take the bus? Are you able to find daycare for your kids? What’s causing you stress? InquiringmindsatVancouver Coastal Health want to know. The health authority is conducting a survey of North Shore residents that aims to take a snapshot of some of the underlying determinants of our community’s health. NEWS photo Paul McGrath The idea is to get detailed local information about both the ROCKRIDGE Secondary grade 11 student Jack Gu speaks to Anthony Housen socio-economic and behavioural at the West Vancouver Community Centre as he conducts a Vancouver Coastal factors that can influence health Health survey as part of a work experience program. or chronic disease, says Jat Sandhu, regional director of Vancouver Coastal Health’s public centres, transportation hubs and other places where people tend health surveillance unit. The survey is a recognition that health to gather. Sandhu said researchers are hoping the field interviewers includes much more than visits to the doctor or hospital stays for will be able to get information from visible minorities, non-English speakers and those who are at work during the day — groups who acute problems, said Sandhu. “We have a responsibility to promote health in our community,” are typically under-represented in traditional phone surveys. Among other questions, residents will be asked to rate their he said. Until now, the health authority has relied on information from general health, comment on exercise, sleep and diet, plus address the Canadian community health survey, supplied by the province’s larger socio-economic questions like what kind of home they live vital statistics branch, to get an idea of what’s influencing the health in, whether they use facilities like recreation centres and parks and of the region. But that survey draws from a much wider geographic whether they feel safe in their neighbourhoods. The survey also includes specific questions on issues like area and uses a much smaller sample size than the current project, playgrounds and daycare arrangements. That’s part of a plan to said Sandhu. To conduct the latest survey, field researchers — including high school student volunteers — have fanned out into community See Project page 11

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with multiple precincts that encourages and invites people to work, shop, learn and be entertained. They will be able to enjoy their leisure time with us in both the day and evening.” As part of the move to improve sustainability, traffic flow improvements were sought to benefit both shoppers and residents. “We are excited about the improvements in traffic flow that we have already seen, and also in regards to accessibility for our shoppers and the community as a whole. Our changes will be inclusive and guided by the goals of the broader community.” The initial changes are having an impact. “The intersection has already seen improvements in accessibility for pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, first responders and vehicles. It is part of a greater plan to connect the community to both Park Royal and West Vancouver, including walking, biking and public transit. Pedestrians, cyclists, public transportation, first responders and vehicles will all benefit from the enhanced movement that these traffic lights now provide. Park Royal is continuing to monitor the movements of vehicles, pedestrians and cyclists through the intersection and will make adjustments and refinements where the need presents itself.”

When work resumes, disruption will be minimal. “With the new intersection now fully operational, construction will be minimal during the Holiday Season to prevent any further inconvenience to our shoppers during this time. The final refinements will be made in January and February 2013.” You might also notice some extra convenient touches at Park Royal during your visit this Holiday season. “To make visiting Park Royal a more pleasant experience, we have added flaggers, parking lot helpers, our radio station and valet parking in two locations.” When completed, Park Royal will also be offering a new level of accessibility for shoppers. “The expanded parkade on Park Royal South will re-open with eight new elevators and two escalators in the spring of 2013, and will provide greater accessibility and a state-of-the-art parking management system. The first phase of new store openings will be in the fall of 2013.” To find out what’s in store for the future of Park Royal, check them out online at parkroyalconnected.com or tune in to their radio station (when on-site) at 92.5 FM to get the latest updates on what’s happening.


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Charity tactics draw warning Police investigate ‘aggressive’ North Van food bank canvassers

Jen St. Denis newsroom@nsnews.com

POLICE are warning the public about aggressive charity canvassers after receiving several complaints from North Vancouver residents over the past few weeks.

“Someone has been going around and soliciting for a food bank,” said North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. “They’re being quite aggressive in their approach and laying a guilt trip on, saying numerous things about how big your house is; your kids have food, so you should be helping us out.” The canvassers carry clip boards with several $20 bills displayed prominently, “so it looks like the guy next door gave,” said De Jong. But something just isn’t matching up. “We never solicit donations door-to-door or by phone in any capacity, ever,” said Greater Vancouver Foodbank Society spokeswoman Kay Thody. “It’s a real shame. They’re casting a shadow over initiatives that are really positive.” Thody remembers hearing about “fundraisers” from Single Parent Food Banks of B.C. in 2011 who used a similar approach, complete with the clipboard and $20 bills. Her organization is frustrated because it aims to help single

parents — women and children comprise 26 per cent of food bank users locally, and 40 per cent nationally — and interlopers threaten to undermine those efforts. The food bank the canvassers claim to represent in the current rash of complaints is not a registered charity, said De Jong, making the charitable receipts they issue worthless. Legitimate charities usually provide their fundraisers with clear, visible identification, said De Jong. Groups also need to get a municipal permit to solicit for funds door-to-door. Thody says the food bank is fortunate that the vast majority of donors know it doesn’t solicit telephone or door donations. “Trust your good instincts,” said De Jong. “Someone’s appearance, the way they talk with you will give a good indication whether they’re legitimate or not.” The RCMP is now investigating the complaints and is asking residents who come across suspicious canvassers to record their licence plates. If people are in doubt about the credibility of a door-to-door fundraiser, police recommend you ask for a mailing address to send a donation to after checking out the charity. On a positive note, the evidence suggests very few people are involved in this scam. “The physical descriptions that we have received are within keeping of two people,” said Thody. “We’re actively trying to eradicate this.” The Canada Revenue Agency lists all registered charities in a searchable database on its website, cra-arc.gc.ca. People can get involved with the food bank by donating online or by cheque. Thody encourages people who do receive door-to-door canvassers claiming they are from the Single Parent Foodbanks of B.C. to report it to her organization.

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THE staircase is an essential element for most homes and should be celebrated as a dynamic and appealing space rather than as a compulsory element forced upon a layout.

When a stair is thoughtfully considered it becomes a connector, both visually and metaphorically, within the home and becomes an engaging space in its own right. But when a stair is treated as an after-thought, as a utilitarian device to get from one level to another, it becomes an unwanted guest in the house and generates nothing but frustration and detachment. The poorly considered stair dispenses its injustices in a number of ways. It may be the introvert enclosing itself completely from the rest of the house, never seen and simply there because it has to be or it may be the unbridled extrovert intruding itself upon a plan, interfering with the spaces it adjoins and creating awkward circulation patterns throughout the home. Regardless of its inadequacies, the bad stair is always bad for the house. In order to place a stair correctly one must understand the realities of a stair and the seemingly obvious fact that a staircase occupies a volume at least two stories high. “No kidding,” you might say, but locating a stair on paper, in two-dimensions, has affects on the spaces around it, in three-dimensions, that aren’t

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It still does, except now digital devices have been added to the mix. That new reality led one parent to email me asking whether the Google Nexus 7 tablet would be a good gift for her two young children. They are begging for an iPod touch to play games with, but according to her email she doesn’t want them “to be walking around with a pocketsize device for email/text/ internet capability outside of this house (they don’t even get to email/text at home).” She noted I’ve praised the Nexus 7 in past columns and I continue to do so. But is it suitable for kids? The short answer is yes. It’s the right size for little hands, has survived being dropped on my kitchen floor, and its Android operating system has lots of games and apps for children. But you have to be comfortable with the idea of giving a full-blown tablet to a child. Obviously I support exposing kids to tech — it’s a fundamental part of the world in which they are growing up, and interaction with tech has surpassed learning to drive as a fundamental modern survival skill. See Kid page 17


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foods to be labelled to allow the consumer the option of choice. Transgenic contamination is another problem with GE foods. Wikipedia defines this as the uncontrolled spread of genetic information (transgenes) into organisms in which such genes are not present in nature. Essentially, the engineered genetic information found in GE foods spreads out into the environment and hybridizes or integrates with plants that have never been exposed to such genes. The long-term problems with transgenic contamination are still not understood. However, one well understood fact of such contamination is the reality that U.S. farmers (and eventually Canadian farmers) will soon have to selfinsure their farms to prevent lawsuits by GE companies that do not permit their patented crops to be grown by anyone without payment and permission, regardless of the fact that the contamination was not caused by the farmer but GE food seed was spread by wind or water. The long-term affects in the environment and for people eating GE foods are unknown and concerned citizens urge the use of the precautionary principle before accepting mass production of GE foods. To illustrate the potential dangers, a quote by Paula Hartman Cohen of the Harvard Public Health Review stated in 2006 that, “It is claimed that Americans have eaten GM foods for years with no ill effects. But these foods are unlabeled in the U.S. and no one has monitored the consequences. With other novel foods like transfats, it has taken decades to realize that they have caused millions of premature deaths.” Richmond, Powell River, Salt Spring Island, Nelson, Rossland and Kaslo have enacted bylaws banning scientifically altered crops. It is interesting to note that a major GE food and pesticide manufacturer sent a lobbyist to the Richmond council meeting to try to have the bylaw watered down or eliminated. I would rather not say who that company was out fear of being sued. And fear is a powerful motivator used by GE companies that have large legal teams to keep people in line and prevent dissenting opinions from being heard. According to Greenpeace, a Decima poll commissioned by the Consumers Association of Canada (October 2003) revealed that 88 per cent of Canadians believe that labels for GE foods should be made mandatory by the Canadian government. Forty countries have mandatory labeling laws for GE food, but not Canada. Greenpeace (greenpeace. ca) offers a Green List of food alternatives that are GE food free and a Red List of companies that sell everything from baby food to baking ingredients that contain GE foods. All I can say is learn the truth and choose your food sources wisely. stmajor@shaw.ca


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bigger the steps, the steeper the stair, the shallower the steps. The National Building Code of Canada clarifies limitations at the extremes of height and depth but this rule of thumb is very helpful. There are no rules in locating a stair but having it more or less centralized to the plan and readily visible by its occupants is a good starting point. A stair might rise easily out of a living space, slide smartly up the side of a corridor or act as a focal point in the plan but in all cases should clarify rather than confuse the circulation of the home. The very act of moving from one level to another has a strong meaning on a poetic level, something that has been long recognized by the movie industry. Rhett Butler carrying Scarlett up the staircase in Gone With the Wind or Ness confronting Capone on the grand staircase in the Untouchables each elicit a powerful response from the viewer. The vertical movement captured in these scenes demonstrates the power of the stair to create drama. And it can draw out other emotions as well, as the young child spying on her parents from a landing

or an overdue teen sneaking upstairs at night will attest. A stair should be designed with its own sense of place rather than as simply a means of getting somewhere else. Design ideas for stairs: ■ One can increase the sense of grandeur of a space by adjoining a stair to it and utilizing the added height created by the stair volume to enhance the space. ■ Opening a stair wall to a room will increase the perceived size of the room while creating a dynamic between the room and the stair itself. ■ Incorporating a skylight over a stair is a wonderful device to bring light down through the house. ■ The end walls of a stair are often natural feature walls for artwork or sculpture. ■ Designing a window seat on a landing is a wonderful way of creating a “get away spot.” By giving some thought to the design and location of a stair, one might find that this simple circulation device can become one of the most interesting and memorable elements of a home.

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“MADDIE, wait until everyone is served before you start eating.” Eight-year-old Maddie looks at you as if you were speaking a foreign language. You and your husband are at the dinner table with your parents, your sister and brotherin-law, your nieces and your kids, eight-year-old Maddie and 11-year-old Simon. And as you watch your kids dig into their meals with no reference to the rest of the diners, you realize that they really do not have good table manners. There’s nothing like big holiday dinners to point out the need to teach our kids how to handle themselves at the table. If you want your kids to star as table-savvy polite diners over the holidays, the time to start is today. Make it fun and

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START practising good table manners with kids well before holiday dinners. educational. The kids don’t need lectures. After all, they have the manners that have been expected of them. They will make mistakes. That’s part of the learning process. How often does the whole family sit together at the table to eat? If you are in the habit of grabbing food on the run, eating in the car or eating separately it’s going to be a real challenge to prepare your kids for how to behave in a more formal dining situation. They

cannot behave well if they are not taught and don’t have a chance to practice. Think about what it is that you want them to learn. Then without making it a lecture, quietly help them change their dining habits to fit with your picture of good table manners. Teach slowly and patiently. When they eat with you at the table they will be able to see how you behave. Kids learn a lot by watching what adults do. Try to plan to take some

extra time at the meal so you are not always rushed. Relax, chat with the kids, laugh and enjoy. Holidays are a time when your children’s general behaviour is on show. Table manners are one example of behaviours that will be on show with friends and families. It is unrealistic to expect your children to have good table manners when you have See Good page 41


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SOME chefs seem destined for the kitchen from childhood, dropping their playthings and tracing the scent of fresh baking to the family oven like Hansel and Gretel backtracking over breadcrumbs. Debby Tonn is not one of those chefs. Asked when she began cooking, her response is mingled with laughter. “That’s a good question,” she says. “Probably when I was about 35.” Having subsisted on her mother’s cooking as a child and restaurant fare as an adult, the owner and founder of the Hungry Oven was relatively unacquainted with her own stove until the responsibilities of family and adulthood were thrust upon her. “It was economics and children that pushed me into cooking,” she says. When her children began attending school, Tonn enrolled in the Pacific Institute of Culinary arts. “I had some time on my hands and I thought going back to school would be a great idea and I didn’t want to do something that wouldn’t benefit the family.” The one-year program carried a high burnout rate, and by the time Tonn was cooking entrees and waiting tables to earn her diploma, the class had dwindled from 12 students to seven. After graduating, Tonn took a trip to New York and read about an itinerant cooking school for children. “They would come to you, and I thought, OK, well that certainly is a lot of work,” she says, laughing. From that idea, Tonn developed the Hungry Oven, a North Vancouver cooking school that specializes in teaching children how to prepare dishes from around the globe. While the school offers classes for parents and children, many of their courses make a point of excluding the parents. “Children’s personalities are much different when mom is in the room. Once you remove mom they tend to go with the flow and get involved with the

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INSTRUCTOR Alix Corbet helps show a class of young students how to make lemon tarts at the Hungry Oven. Various classes are available, including a monthly cooking class for kids. other kids around them,” Tonn says. Children enrolled in the monthly cooking class are presented with a recipe book and an apron on their first day. The first class usually places a strong emphasis on safety, according to Tonn. “We teach the younger children the bear claw and it’s the way that they hold their fingers so that they won’t be cutting the tips of their fingers,” she says. The youngest cooking students, who range from three to five years old, do not use any sharp knives. For older children, classes use child-friendly knives and are taught proper cutting techniques. Teachers also stress washing hands before cooking and after handling meat, eggs, or poultry.

The cuisine tends to be international, according to Tonn, who says the children cook Italian, Chinese, Thai, Indian, and Spanish food. “We’ve got kids making chicken cordon bleu and french onion soup and paella and hamburgers,” she says. Children have also learned how to make ice cream and crème caramel in the classes. Because the two hours allotted for the class aren’t usually sufficient for popping a dish in the oven, the Hungry Oven offers a three-hour Saturday morning class that focuses on baking. The school has also offered workshops on sushi as well as the turkey, duck, and chicken concoction known as turducken.

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PARVIN Davani meets with members of the ESL group she teaches each week at the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre. While Canada is the country she chose, Iran remains the land of her birth and the cradle of her culture. “I always call them and talk about Iran and the family,” she says. Adjusting to Canada also proved to be a challenge, according to Davani. “The hardest part was the first time when I came here, because it was really hard to understand people and get the new culture. But I am really flexible, and even though it was really hard to understand when people talked, I tried,” she says.

“I started to go to the English class and meet new friends from another culture.” Since arriving in Canada, Davani has put an emphasis on education. Over the last decade, she has earned a diploma in a fundamentals of nursing course, passed a one-year pharmacy technician course, and completed an esthetician course. “I was really happy because when I was taking the course it was a good time for me to get new friends, and after that I got a new job.” A shoulder injury forced

Davani to take a break from working, but she used her free time to get back to volunteering. A few times each week, Davani helps other Iranians improve their language skills at the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre. She meets with the group Thursdays 10 a.m.noon. “I teach them a little bit of English. I don’t say my English is good, but I try to just improve my English and give them something new. It’s a good time,” she says.

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f Santa Claus is beginning to resemble a corporate mascot and your sense of Christmas spirit is becoming synonymous with hand-tohand combat in the aisle of a crowded chain store over the last plush figurine on your shopping list, maybe it’s time for homemade presents. For those skilled artisans who can turn yarn to sweaters while sitting on a couch or transform a block of ice into a glittering angel with nothing more than a chisel and a chainsaw, homemade gifts are the obvious choice. However, even for the untalented among us who should be required to complete a licensing program before operating scissors, there are good gift ideas out there. If you’re better with a search engine than an internal combustion engine, you might consider researching your family’s history. Learning about the travels and turmoil faced by your relatives is engrossing and enriching, often giving the reader a better understanding of how they came to be. And with just a little luck, any dastardly deeds committed by the ancestors will have taken place so long ago they seem more like lovable quirks than criminal offenses. A well-researched family tree makes a great gift for anyone with a sense of history, and can also be good for young people on the brink of genealogical curiosity. If you know someone well enough, the personal calendar can make a great gift. You can highlight the important days in the Canucks schedule (assuming Santa has the power to end the NHL lockout), circle birthdays, mark the openings of movies or art exhibits, and make a note of meaningful anniversaries or historical dates. Similarly, a memory jar can make a fine gift. Generally, a memory jar works better for someone

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with a long history and a somewhat disjointed past. If you can track down a meaningful photograph, an old report card, a forgotten letter, the sheet music of a beloved song, maybe even an old edition of a favourite book, those can all go in the jar. If done well, the memory jar can be one of the most meaningful gifts, reminding a loved one of the power of the past. It can also provide an opportunity for other family members to learn a little more about a relative. While tastes are subjective, everyone eats and far too many cooks underestimate their kitchen prowess. If you cook up treats like truffles or Nanaimo bars, there’s almost certainly a sweet-toothed relative who would appreciate a box of your specialty. If your particular skill doesn’t fit into a box you can still make a pledge of your time. Whether you’re good at mowing the

lawn, dental surgery, babysitting, or repairing drywall, offers to fix something, look after the kids, or just spend time with someone can all be good gifts. And if you’re comfortable behind a bar, offering to make Christmas Eve cocktails will likely be greatly appreciated by those relatives who just escaped from a chain store after engaging in hand-to-hand combat over a desired plush figurine. JEREMY SHEPHERD

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ow that we’ve hit the two-week mark in December, it’s time to break out those sweaters, dust off those decorations and get into the Christmas spirit. Officially throw yourself into the season with the sounds and humour of TheatreK’s A Cottage Community Christmas, onstage at the Kay Meek Theatre in West Vancouver Dec. 13-15. It’s Christmas Eve 1983 and the Cornwall family are up to their usual comedic hijinks in their ancestral fixer-upper out in Horseshoe Bay. Only this year, West Vancouver’s quirkiest family have got an arsenal of showstopping musical numbers to share in the dysfunction. “It’s a special piece, not typical Christmas fare,” says playwright Nicolle Nattrass. Like any good Christmas story, the play is a tale of love. The story explores multiple generations of love between the characters.Writing lively relationships between older characters is a recent but important endeavor for Nattrass, especially at this time of year. “I have a soft spot for believing in love, family and Christmas,” she says. “Family is family. That’s what Christmas is all about.” Nattrass originally co-wrote the script with Mark Dumez for its first production at the Chemainus Festival on Vancouver Island. Although it originally took place a ferry ride away, the location references in the play have been changed to fit West Vancouver, and the spirit of the play remains intact despite its new digs. “Comedy is comedy,” says Nattrass. Dumez and Nattrass wrote the play with the ambition to one day produce it on the East Coast of Canada. “We can tailor it to wherever there’s an ocean,” says Nattrass. All of the regional references are from the North Shore. (for example, Grandma resides on Bowen Island), so that audiences can see the show in their own backyard, says Kay Meek artistic director Claude Giroux. The play takes place in that golden era of family sitcoms lending itself nicely to holiday laughs. “1983: there’s just so much potential for comedy,” says Nattrass. Giroux says the cast of six performers,

COTTAGE COMMUNITY CHRISTMAS Danielle St. Pierre and Stephen Ogden are two of the performers involved with the Kay Meek Centre production of A Cottage Community Christmas. featuring a live band, is a strong mix of veterans and young talent on the rise. “We’ve got some really talented singers and we’re really using them to the utmost of their skills,” says Giroux. Highlights from the cast include Danielle St. Pierre (Miss Saigon, A Chorus Line, Seussical the Musical), Danny Balkwell (Mama Mia, Fiddler on the Roof, The Buddy Holly Story) and Milo Shandell, who toured with the cast of Mama Mia for six years. The soundtrack stays true to its roots as a family Christmas show, but don’t expect the pipes in this cast to stick to the same old Christmas tunes. The show comes complete with rock, pop and country standards in addition to a healthy seasonal dose of Christmas carols. Nattrass is blown away by the eclectic sounds and harmonies of her script coming to life. This run of A Cottage Community Christmas will be a historic moment for the Kay Meek Theatre because it is the first production completely produced in-house.

“It’s a bit of a momentous occasion for the centre and the community,” says Giroux. The show was inspired by the West Vancouver Historical Society’s coffee table book, From Cottages to Community: the Story of West Vancouver’s Neighbourhoods, says Giroux. The collection of photos and stories was published this year to mark the centennial of West Vancouver and illustrates the transition of West Vancouver from a few bunches of cottages to the community it is today. Opening night (which is already sold out) will mark the last month of West Vancouver’s 100th year as a municipality. Mayor Michael Smith and council will be attending the final performance to celebrate the centennial. The show runs from Dec. 13-15 at the Kay Meek Theatre. Tickets: $43/$39/$24, available online or by calling the box office at 604-981-6335. There will also be a special preview performance for seniors only on Thursday, Dec. 13, 2 p.m., tickets $5 by phone or in person at the box office.

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straining yourself when unloading the car, and always stretch both before and after any epic retail excursion. Seasonal tasks like installing lights, shoveling snow, preparing your Safety is also a concern when moving your decorative tree. Whether tree, and even holiday shopping can leave you feeling sore and not real or artificial, both can be plenty heavy. When you do lift your tree, very festive. The following are some holiday back tips to help keep be sure to ask for a helping hand. Too many back injuries occur your spirits bright. every year from stubborn sorts who insist on lifting all on their own. As ever, the key to lifting without injury Contract your core whenever your back is vulnerable to injury to is to bend at the knees and lightly contract assist the rest of your body in withstanding physical stress. Concentrate on proper body mechanics. For example, if climbing a your abdominal muscles for extra support. ladder, be sure to hang on with both hands whenever possible and Finally, if you’re lucky enough to live avoid both backward leaning and reaching overhead. Also, always somewhere with plenty of snow, apply Toss snow make sure the ladder you use is well suited to the job to avoid these simple rules when shoveling to both sides compromising your balance. the driveway: stretch before and and don’t after, do not overfill the shovel, toss Marathon shopping trips can strain your entire body with repetitive overfill your snow on both sides of your body bending, carrying multiple bags, and frequent driving. The trick is evenly, and always listen to your to avoid leaving all your gift buying to the last minute. But if you’re shovel. back if it demands a break. like most of us, at least wear your most supportive walking shoes and allow for 15-minute breaks every two hours, which is also the Shaun Karp is a certified personal perfect time to refuel with healthy snacks. trainer. For more information visit his website at karpfitness.com. Balance loads evenly when carrying multiple bags, avoid overSHAUN KARP CONTRIBUTING WRITER

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A LYNN VALLEY CHRISTMAS: View 70 trees decorated by local merchants and organizations at the Christmas Tree Walk and vote for your favourite until Dec. 23 at Lynn Valley Village, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Different choirs and bands will perform each night from Dec. 12 to 23, 6-8 p.m. On Dec. 16, 5-8 p.m. there will be a family evening with carolling, a puppet show, heritage hat making, balloon twisting and lantern making. Dec. 23, 6-8 p.m. will be the grand finale with a concert, Santa visit, music and carols. 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. SEYMOUR SCOUTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISING SALE will take place until Dec. 23 at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 9 a.m.-9 p.m. All proceeds benefit various Scout programs. CANDY-LAND CHRISTMAS: There will be holiday fun throughout the Christmas season at Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Activities will include photos with Santa, storytime with Santa, pet photo nights with Santa, cookie decorating and more.Info: capilanomall.com.

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Choir singing for SPCA Although they’ll be singing, “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas,” at their upcoming winter concert, members of the A Capella Chorus have a serious message about giving animals as gifts. “The main focus is to get the word out there about the importance of not buying pets as presents unless you’re really ready to take on the responsibility of pet ownership,” says choir leader Jennifer Stephanson. The 1953 song “I Want a Hippopotamus For Christmas” is just one of the tunes in the choir’s lineup, which will also include a speaker from the West Vancouver SPCA who will give a short presentation. Proceeds from the concert will go to the BC SPCA. The concert will end with a slide show of photos of kids from the choir and their pets as the group sings “You’ll be in my Heart” by Phil Collins. Each year, the A Capella Chorus performs two main concerts and proceeds from both concerts are donated. The choir members help choose where the money will go. The choir meets at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver, where Stephanson is also the music director for the church music program. However, the choir is a non-denominational community choir, and is nonauditioning, although Stephanson notes that once a year she checks in with each member individually to make sure their singing is developing properly. Stephanson, who has a master’s degree in vocal performance from UBC, started

the choir in 2009 with a dream of developing two separate choirs that would perform different concerts. Currently, the group has about 35 kids in total, though, and would need about 40 each for two separate choirs. Members range in age from eight to 12, and do sing some a capella. However, they are often accompanied by a piano. They sing a range of music, and their last two concerts have focused on pop. “It’s hard to pull off pop music without having eight-part harmony, which is really hard to pull off,” explains Stephanson of why the group has added some music. She says the actors on the TV show Glee make it look easy, but they are trained professionals and older than the characters they play. As part of their outreach, the choir also performs at local area care centres. Stephanson says the audience seems to particularly enjoy when they sing, “It’s ruff, ruff, ruff, ruff being a dog.” The A Capella Chorus is always looking for new members, and is perfect for kids who are outgoing, and really keen about music and social justice, says Stephanson, adding it’s for: “Anybody who’s got a passion for using their voice for good.” For more information email jennifer@ acapellachorus.com. The concert is on Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. George’s Ave., North Vancouver. Admission is by donation. — Rosalind Duane

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Nina Bremsak (left), Olivia De Santiago-Muir and Maya Drinkle, members of the A Capella Chorus, will be performing with the choir for a BC SPCA fundraising concert Friday, Dec. 14, 5 p.m., at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver. Admission is by donation and the chorus is always welcoming new members ages eight-12.

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3. HOLLY AND MISTLETOE, if eaten, may cause vomiting, diarrhea and intestinal upset. Contrary to popular belief, poinsettias are not fatal if ingested, but may cause mild vomiting and it is best to keep all holiday plants out of reach. 4. CHRISTMAS TREE DECORATIONS, lights and electrical cords are tempting for curious dogs but may lead to a blocked airway if the objects are ingested, or may lead to electrocution if the cords are chewed. Keep the decorations higher on the tree, tape down all dangling electrical cords, and to prevent tipping consider wiring your tree to a small hook in the ceiling. Supervise your dog near the tree and do not leave it home alone with access to the tree. 5. ALCOHOL. Do not allow your dog to accidentally lick alcoholic drinks from low tables as this may cause weakness, vomiting and if ingested in abundance, even coma and death.


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Ken and Ruth McPhie Ken and Ruth McPhie were married on Nov. 29, 1952, in Vancouver. They are longtime Deep Cove residents. Family and friends congratulate them on their 60th wedding anniversary.

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Per Christensen Per Christensen, seen in the photo above as a youth in Bergen, Norway, and in a recent photo above right, will celebrate his 80th birthday on Dec. 13. Family will mark the occasion with a Scandinavian smorgasbord, raise a glass of akvavit and say “Skoal” to continued good health.

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WEST Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith (second from right) joins the Scouts of the North Shore in inviting the public to pick up a Christmas tree from the Scouts at a lot at Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue in West Vancouver. The Scouts have been hosting their tree fundraiser for 56 years.

Good manners are a lifelong gift From page 26 company, but not when it’s just the family. Likewise, you need to watch your table manners. Otherwise it won’t work. Good manners include a gracious acceptance of gifts. Teach them to receive all gifts as if they were special and wonderful, even if it’s something that’s wildly inappropriate. ‘It’s the thought that counts,’ sounds hokey, but it is true. So they need to learn to thank people in person when they receive a gift. They learn this by watching you. How do you respond when you’re given a gift? They also learn by being told. So practise with them before they attend any event where they are likely to receive gifts. Ask them: “What will you say to Aunty Hilda when she gives you a present?” Explain that it’s not whether they like the gift, but recognizing that their aunt cares enough to bring them something, so they are thanking her for her consideration and love. When gifts come by mail from friends and relatives I believe that an old-fashioned thankyou letter is important. I’d suggest that you schedule a time when all the members of the household write their letters. If you sit down with your children it’s a family event and easier for everyone. Don’t engage in any arguments, simply state that you expect them to write. Say

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Holiday candy can be easy A letter to Santa Claus

Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

MANY people steer away from making candy because they find the thought of candy thermometers and boiling sugar intimidating.

Deana Lancaster Contributing Writer

It’s true, cooked candies can be tricky to make, but there are lots of confections that don’t require precise temperature measurement. Here are three delicious recipes for Christmas sweets that aren’t difficult; they’re perfect to serve with coffee after a holiday meal and make nice hostess gifts if you package them in pretty boxes tied with festive ribbons (craft stores have loads of great holiday-themed containers).

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8 oz premium quality semisweet or bittersweet chocolate, cut into small pieces ¾ cup whipping cream 2 Tbsp butter 2 Tbsp flavouring of choice (Grand Marnier, Amaretto, Frangelico, Kahlua, cognac, rum or bourbon all work well)

Dear Santa, It’s that time of year again: when everyone gripes about their to-do list and the excessive number of parties they’ve agreed to attend. But Santa, I know no one is busier than you in December — you’re getting ready for the big night — and we never hear you complaining, so I’m trying to follow your lead. I hope you and the reindeer have been taking your vitamins, and that you’ve got your lightweight Santa suit all ready to roll (what with global climate change, that old heavy suit seems like overkill). I have been a very good girl this year, Santa, minus the occasional yelling at my kids, missing a few deadlines, and running some yellow lights, that is. But you knew about those. For Christmas this year, I’m hoping you’ll bring me some chocolate. One of the best things about the season — aside from all that goodwill toward men, of course — is the selection and variety of treats available that are made from the seed of the cacao tree. During the holidays, the choices are infinite. I don’t mean to be fussy, but I’d like some of the

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Florentines ¼ cup butter ¼ cup granulated sugar 2 teaspoons liquid honey 1 ⁄3 cup all-purpose flour, slightly heaped 1¼ cups mixture of chopped candied cherries, candied peel and chopped blanched almonds 8 oz dark chocolate (not unsweetened)

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EASY-TO-BAKE holiday Florentine cookies are filled with fruit and nuts.

Line two large cookie sheets with parchment paper (if you butter the sheets lightly first the parchment stays in place). Preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a heavy saucepan stir and melt together the butter, sugar and honey over medium-low heat. Remove pan from heat and stir in the flour and fruit-nut mixture until it forms a smooth paste. Drop teaspoons of the mixture three inches apart on the lined cookie sheets; flatten with a spoon. Bake for eight-10 minutes or until golden. Remove from oven and let sit for a couple of minutes until firm enough to transfer to a wire rack. When the Florentines have cooled, melt the chocolate in a metal bowl placed over simmering water. With a pastry brush paint a generous layer of chocolate on the underside of each

Florentine. Just before the chocolate hardens make wavy lines in it with the tines of a fork. Let chocolate set until completely firm. Store cookies in an airtight tin between layers of waxed or parchment paper. Makes about 20.

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holiday cookies and chocolate bars. You can bring them in one of their signature boxes, Santa, or you can bring me one of the beautiful ornaments, airbrushed with coloured cocoa butter, and filled with handmade chocolates, truffles and almond rocher. Oh, and if you really feel like spoiling me, I do think the Valrhona chocolate Christmas tree studded with dried candied fruits, nuts, chocolates and truffles is simply gorgeous. Haas also makes an amazing Christmas stollen, the famous German Christmas bread, filled with almonds, rum-soaked golden raisins, and freshly zested oranges. It’s one of the best around, perhaps matched only by the stollen available at Yew Restaurant + Bar at Four Seasons Vancouver. Over there, legendary baker Gerhart Weitzel steps out of retirement each year to bake nearly 1,500 of the ultimate traditional Christmas cakes for his fans. Here’s a tip, Santa, you can get Haas’s treats at Unit 128, 998 Harbourside Dr., North Vancouver. Order me a Four Seasons stollen at the hotel

downtown, or by calling 604689-9333/yewrestaurant.com. I’ve also been a big fan of Cinnamon’s Chocolates since it opened in 2000. At Christmastime every year, chocolatiers Tom and Kathy Cinnamon add a host of delicious treats, all beautifully packaged for the holidays. I would be thrilled to find a box of their sugarplums under my tree on Christmas morning. The chocolates have a centre of brandy-soaked minced Christmas fruits and nuts, surrounded by a very brandied vanilla buttercream. Each piece is finished with a sparkle of sugar dusting. They’re only available until Dec. 24, but I know that won’t be a problem for you Santa — you take a vacation after that anyway. Cinnamon’s is at 119 East Second St., North Vancouver. BETA5 is a new Vancouver confectionery that creates small-batch, artisanal chocolates, baked goods and preserves. For the holidays, they’re making stockingsized presents like pebbles (chocolate-coated caramelized

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CHOCOLATE ornaments are a holiday treat at Thomas Haas Chocolates and Patisserie in North Vancouver. nuts or dried fruit, with cocoa, ruby or gold dust), creamy caramels, chocolates, and edible snowmen. BETA5 also offers the Chocolate Union, a limited-edition subscription for chocolate lovers. Members receive a selection of treats every month, plus perks like instore discounts and invitations to events. My most-coveted sweet treat from BETA5 isn’t chocolate at all though. The Vancouver Special gingerbread kit is inspired by our city’s iconic architecture. Perfect for the design aficionado, it includes everything but the keys: royal icing, marzipan snowmen, aerated chocolate bushes, chocolate-coveredpretzel railings, fruit jellies and a host of other treats. It’s pricey at $120, but I love it. Whew. I know that’s a long

list, Santa. I don’t expect you to get me everything on it. In fact, if you’ve got any free time coming up — and I think you do — I’d love to treat you to my new favourite dessert: the Caramel Chocolate Trio at Cactus Club Café. Consulting pastry chef Wendy Boys has composed a deceptively simple but decadent dessert that contains the perfect ratio of chocolate mousse and crunchy sponge toffee to warm caramel foam. We can find it at any of the restaurant’s locations . . . too bad there isn’t one at the North Pole (cactusclubcafe. com). That’s it from me, Santa. Good luck on Christmas Eve, we’ll have cookies waiting for you! All the best, Deana deanal@telus.net

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Wednesday, December 12, 2012 - North Shore News - A47

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Royals top Pipers in Classic final Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

UBC’S War Memorial Gymnasium was the centre of the B.C. basketball universe on Saturday and for a couple of hours that universe looked a lot like North Vancouver.

NORTH SHORE SCORES BASKETBALL Telus Classic senior girls final Dec. 8 Argyle - 46 Handsworth - 53 HOCKEY PIJHL Dec. 6, 8 North Van - 1 Richmond - 6 Mission - 4 North Van - 2

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The Handsworth and Argyle senior girls teams took their crosstown rivalry to the Point Grey campus to battle in the first ever all-North Shore final at the prestigious Telus Basketball Classic. Handsworth came in as one of the tournament favourites and justified that buzz with a 53-46 win over the Pipers in the final. It was Argyle, however, that really shook up the tournament one day earlier, defeating the de-facto No. 1-ranked Brookswood Bobcats 86-77 in the semis. Handsworth watched the Argyle upset unfold after dispatching Riverside 53-52 in their own semifinal matchup. “We were sitting in the gym watching and Brookswood got out to an awesome start, I think they were up by 12 or 14 real quick in the first period,” recalled Handsworth head coach Scott Palmer. “And we thought, well, I guess it’ll be Brookswood. But good old Argyle kept chippin’ away and chippin’ away and before you knew it it’s the frickin’ end of the game and they win by (nine).” That shocker set up Saturday’s showdown on the big stage of UBC’s gym. It’s literally a big stage — the court at War Memorial is larger than the normal high school gyms the players use. “It’s about 10 or 12 feet longer and six feet wider,” said Palmer. “It doesn’t sound like much until you start running back and forth.” It’s also figuratively a big stage with seemingly every big name in B.C. basketball in attendance. “It’s a really neat experience for them — something they’re probably going to experience only once in their lifetime,” said Argyle coach Anthony Fortunaso, adding that the drama was heightened by the close ties shared between the two teams. “It’s so emotional because the girls have friends on both teams and they play in the offseason together and all that kind of stuff. It’s almost like strategy is out the window because they know each other so well and this is an emotional game.” That emotion got to Argyle early as they missed shot after shot in an ice-cold start. But they battled back and the game remained close throughout. “There must have been 15 or 20 lead changes,” said Palmer. “It was that close — back and forth, back and forth.” In the end it was the Grade 12 pairing of point guard Abby Dixon and shooting guard Elisa Homer who pushed the Royals to victory. The always-attacking Homer scored a game-high 25 points with Dixon then coming in to seal the deal, knocking down back-to-back three-pointers in the dying minutes to put Handsworth ahead for good. Palmer said his two outstanding guards play different styles but they work well together. “Abby Dixon is definitely the cool customer, she doesn’t show a lot of emotion — although she sure did at the end of the game on Saturday,” he said with a laugh. “And Homer is just the opposite, she’s dynamic, you know when she’s on the floor.” They’re certainly a matchup nightmare for opposing coaches, said Fortunaso. “Abby and Elisa are so good. Elisa is one of the best scorers in the province, you just have to make her earn her shots,” he said. “She and Abby work so well together. Abby barely ever turns over the ball and she had (Argyle point guard) Claire Elliott guarding her the entire game, who is probably one of the best defenders in the province on the perimeter. We took Claire off her for a few minutes and Abby killed us late in the game. It’s really hard to stop them.” Handsworth may have emerged with the title in this tournament but Argyle proved that they can hang with any team in the province, including the rival Royals. The Pipers are led by a trio of stars in Elliott and fellow Grade 12 guard Chelsea Dekleer along with Grade 11 forward Robyn Aulin-Haynes. “They’re just fantastic players and they’ve got a nice supporting cast — on any given night we could easily lose to them,” said Palmer. “You can’t leave Chelsea alone, she can hit the three just deadly. Claire Elliott is just a stud — she can do it all. Really athletic. And then Robyn has got just soft, soft hands on the inside. When she gets that ball in there she’s tough to stop.” Elliott led the Pipers with 13 in the final. “We run everything through her, she’s phenomenal to have and she works so hard,” said Fortunaso. “She’s pretty much everything a coach could ask for. She’s a great leader, she sacrifices for the team. She played two

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HANDSWORTH’S Elisa Homer, photo above, glides to the hoop against Argyle in the final of the Telus Basketball Classic Saturday at UBC. Claire Elliott, photo below, paced the Pipers with 13 points but it was Homer’s 25 that helped Handsworth to a 53-46 win. Visit nsnews.com for video highlights of the game. games back-to-back, didn’t come off for one second and guarded three of the best perimeter players in the province in Sydney Williams from Brookswood and then the two from Handsworth. She managed to do that and still score 15-plus points in each game.” Dekleer paced the Pipers with 33 points in their upset of Brookswood. “She walks in the gym and she’s in range,” said Fortunaso. “She hit some huge shots against Brookswood that were just deep — I mean where people wouldn’t even think about guarding her.” Aulin-Haynes is great inside and out, said Fortunaso. “She just rebounds the hell out of the ball on both ends and she’s such a force inside, there aren’t many teams that can stop her,” he said. “Robyn is also a really good shooter so she has that inside-outside game that makes her really difficult to stop. . . . For my money she’s right there with the best post players in the province.” With star power and excellent earlyseason results on both sides of the rivalry, Handsworth and Argyle are gearing up for a long season of cross-town clashes. See Teams page 48


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HANDSWORTH’S Meghan Norlander (left) jousts with West Van’s Justine Balen in the North Shore junior field hockey final held last month. Handsworth won 6-3. Visit the Photo Galleries section at nsnews.com for more images from the game.

Teams will battle all season long

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“These are two, I think, top-5 teams in the province right now,” said Palmer. “This could be a very long season. We know we’re going to see them twice in the league. We’ll probably see them in another tournament, see them in the North Shore final. We’ve got four, maybe five

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IOANNOU, Dorothy (Dot) Dec 09, 1930 - Dec 04, 2012 Born in Australia in 1930, Dot passed away peacefully on December 4, 2012. She was predeceased by her husband and soulmate, Kon; her brother, Grahame, her sisters-in-law Helen, Eugenia, Mimi, and Florence; and her brothers-inlaw Wallace, Bill, and Harry. She will be sadly missed by her sons, Greg (Anne) and Tony; her sister, Joy; her grandchildren, Seth and Leah; her numerous nieces and nephews, especially Elizabeth (Spiro) and family; and her many friends. Dot will long be remembered by family and friends in Australia and Canada for her sense of humour, warmth, thoughtfulness, and careful attention to detail. In Australia, she worked in clothing sales and trained as a bookkeeper. When she moved to Canada in 1973, she started a long successful career as a bookkeeper, and loved to tell about how her careful attention to detail uncovered a major fraud for one employer. (Of course, she was too professional to ever reveal the confidential details.) When she retired, she spent her time creating one of North Vancouver’s most beautiful gardens, and caring for her beloved Kon in his declining years. Our whole family would like to give special thanks to Dr. Anna Tinker in particular, and to the entire staff at the BC Cancer Agency for their outstanding and very compassionate care, and to the doctors, nurses and staff on the 4th floor of the Pattison Pavilion at Vancouver General Hospital, who looked after Dot (and her family and friends) so thoughtfully in her last days. By Dot’s request, there will be no service, but she would have been delighted if people would remember to plant a flower in her memory next spring.

LUCAS, Ronald Fairfax Aug 27, 1916 - Dec 01, 2012 LUCAS - Ronald Fairfax, on December 1, 2012, in his 97th year, at Kiwanis Care Centre, North Vancouver. Predeceased by his wife Patricia in 1998, he is survived by his two daughters, Jane Lucas (Kjell) and Anne Campbell (Ross); his two grandchildren, Jessica Campbell John (Kevin) and Shawn Lucas Campbell (Lacee); and five great grandchildren, Nina John, and Landon, Micah, Sam, and Anaiah Campbell. He was born in Edmonton in 1916 and moved to Vancouver about 1926. As a teenager in 1933 he and some friends built a cabin at Hollyburn. In WWII Ron served in the artillery in the Canadian Army in Canada, England, and the European continent. After the war he resumed his career in education with positions of teacher, vice principal, principal, and then District Superintendent, taking the family to small towns all over BC. In 1977 he retired and moved with Pat to the Seastrand in West Vancouver, embarked on 20 years of worldwide travel, as well as spending time and working on the family cabin in Paradise Valley. Both of these dwellings were a revolving door for family, friends, and strangers, all of whom were inspired by their enthusiasm and energy. Ron had the wonderful characteristic of making everyone feel interesting and important. He will be missed by so many. Thanks to the dedicated, caring and friendly staff at Kiwanis Care Centre. As Ron said, "They take very good care of you here." Donations, if wished, to the Trans Canada Trail, which Ron and Pat always felt was a good project for Canadians.

STACEY, Jean D December 07, 2012 Peacefully, with her family by her side, our mom, Jean, passed away. She is now reunited with the 50 year love of her life, Tom, who predeceased her in 1997. Mom was born in Montreal, resided in Brandon for 45 years and packed a lot into her 87 years of life. Mom moved to North Vancouver and then Burnaby in 2005. Mom’s greatest love and pleasure was her family and she revelled in being a mom and nanny. She is survived by her daughters Marilyn (Jack) of North Vancouver, and Helen (Duane) of St. Albert, Alberta, and grandchildren Karmen (North Vancouver) and Brad (Trish) of Calgary, Alberta. She is also survived by her sister, Helen, of Toronto. Flowers gratefully declined. Please consider a donation to the Tuberous Sclerosis Foundation, 92 Caplan Avenue, Suite 125, Barrie, Ontario L9N 0Z7 Canada or your local SPCA in Jean’s memory. We ask that you join us as we honour Mom with a service at Boals Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver on Friday, December 14th at 2pm with Pastor Todd Wiebe officiating.

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Abbotsford

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-12

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

RENO’D 770SF 1 BR 2nd fl with new appls insuite laundry, pets kids ok $171,500 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584 IMMACULATE 984SF 2br condo insuite laundry, mountain view 40+ bldg $95,300 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543

6008-14

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

6008-08

Coquitlam

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

6008-30

Surrey

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

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

6008-18

New Westminster

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

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

LEGALS Legal/Public Notices

CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let your past limit your holiday plans! Since 1989 Confidential, Fast Affordable - A+ BBB Rating EMPLOYMENT & TRAVEL FREEDOM Call for FREE INFO BOOKLET 1-8-NOW-PARDON (1-866-972-7366) www.RemoveYourRecord.com NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the following estate: RALPH CAMP HAWKSWORTH, Deceased, formerly of 4378 - 15th Avenue, Vancouver, B.C., are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor at Suite 1110- 100 Park Royal, West Vancouver, B.C., V7T1A2, before the first day of February, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. CORINNE LOUISE RICHTER, Executor William F. Spohn, Solicitor

Surrey

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

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-36

Vancouver West Side

'FIXER UPPER in MARPOLE. 2 bdrm 857sf $340K, park view. 201-1414 73rd. Pat Ginn SuttonWestCoast 604 220-9188

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

HUGE 2650SF 4br 3.5ba 2 yr old 3 level tnhse, double sxs garage rec room $649,500 604-560-4109 see uSELLaHOME.com id5555

SUDOKU

GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

North Vancouver

GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593

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6008-28

Richmond

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

6008-30

Surrey

NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320

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

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

5505

6008-30

6008

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

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

604-630-3300

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REAL ESTATE ADS continued on next page

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

6008-12

To advertise call

6008

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

6008-22

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

Burnaby

Condos/ Townhouses

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

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

6008-04

6008

CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-02

6008

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Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: GILBERT PHILLIPS PORTER otherwise known as GILBERT P PORTER and GILBERT PORTER, Deceased, formerly of #501 1766 Duchess Avenue, West Vancouver, British Columbia, V7V 1P9 NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of the above deceased who died on April 21, 2012, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act to send particulars thereof to the Executor named hereunder at Ratcliff & Company LLP, Suite 500 - 221 West Esplanade, North Vancouver, British Columbia, V7M 3J3, on or before the 24th day of January, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the said Estate among the parties entitled thereto having regard only to the claims of which the Executor then has notice. Kenneth Gilbert Porter Executor by: Ratcliff & Company LLP Solicitors Attention: Peter Bonny

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Place ads online @ NSNews.com

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

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

Development Information Open House

Early Public Input Opportunity – Rezoning Application 657 West 14th Street Proposed 4 townhouse units The application proposes two new buildings each with two units, for a total of four units. Two enclosed vehicle parking stalls attached to the southern rear unit plus two unenclosed parking stalls would be accessed from the rear lane. Date: Tuesday, December 18th, 2012 Time: 6:00 - 8:00 PM Place: John Braithwaite Community Centre 145 West 1st Street, Meeting Room #2

Applicant Contact Vilma Pilar c/o Garcia Zunino Architects Inc. 662 East Windsor Road North Vancouver, BC V7N 1K7 604-987-8304 gzarchitects@telus.net

City of North Vancouver Contact Karen Wong, Planning Technician Community Development Department 141 West 14th Street North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 604-982-3904 kwong@cnv.org

SUDOKU ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

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REAL ESTATE cont. from previous page

6008

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

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EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552

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6020-02

PARTIAL OCEAN view, large 1270 sf. 2 br + den 2 ba in a +45 building $295,000. 778-809-0769 see uSELLaHOME.com id5574

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

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

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

EAST, STUNNING mt Baker vu 2850sf 5br 3ba bungalow, mn fl Master, SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5456

6020-06

Houses - Sale

6020-08

Coquitlam

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

6020-12

Ladner/ South Delta

Abbotsford

For Sale by Owner

6015

6020

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

6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428 11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area $475K 604-316-7775 see uSELLaHOME.com id5640

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

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

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

6020-22

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

QUEEN MARY large 3700sf 7br+ den 5ba on 7869sf lot, 2br side suite SOLD!!! SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5615

6020-24

6020

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

6020-08

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 www.deepcovehome.com Call Deanna 778-829-6993

6020-30

Westburn. dan@realestatehomes.net

www.realestatehomes.net

Houses - Sale

6020-34

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

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

6020-34

Surrey

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

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

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

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

GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

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

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

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

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

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

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

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

GUILDFORD NEW 4889sf 9br 6½ ba, main fl br, 2 suites river +mtn vu SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5610

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

6020-36

Tsawwas.

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

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Industrial/ Commercial

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

6020-38

6040

Okanagan/ Interior

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

Vancouver East Side

PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 1-250-295-1811 p15.78@hotmail.com

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

6035

Mobile Homes

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

LIVE ON Mayne Island 2 lots,one Turn Key house all for $380.000, 250-539-5011 http://members.shaw.ca/ mayneislandhome/

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

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

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

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

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

6020-52 UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604

6025

Surrey

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

Coquitlam

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

6020

Port Moody

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

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

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North Vancouver

North Delta

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

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6020-26

New Westminster

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

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

Houses - Sale

Chilliwack

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

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

6020

Other Areas BC

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

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

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

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 alanweeks@comcast.net


REAL ESTATE AUTOMOTIVE 6050

Out Of Town Property

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

6052

9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

Collectibles & Classics

Wednesday, December 2012 - NorthShore ShoreNews News–- A53 A53 Wednesday, December 12,12, 2012 – North

9110

Collectibles & Classics

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

Collectibles & Classics

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

1971 CHEVY Suburban, 3 dr 350 automatic, body work all done, needs paint and interior, air cared. $4500 obo. 604-769-4799.

Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

9110 LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

Apartments & Condos

1 BDRM / 1 BATH UBC Available immediately. Walk to class, study in quiet setting. All appliances, fireplace, balcony, storage, UG pkg, carpeted, diswasher. Mature, responsible, quiet only. Quiet bldg, great for grad student, faculty, etc. 1 year lease. $1,550/mo (604) 230-0321 email: psampson@telus.net

6505-11 3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191

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

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

RENTALS 6505

North Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

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.

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons np, $1040, 604-987-8814

2 BDRM, Norgate, North Van New paint, new flrs, quiet street, transit, w/d, alarm, fenced yard, garage, n/s, n/p. $1,750 mo. Email: claritywealth@shaw.ca 2 BDRM / 1 BTH Lower Lonsdale Furn 2 br. Walk to shops, seabus, transit. Incl. heat, water, hi spd internet, cable. N/S, N/P. $1,750 mo. Call: (604) 629-5912

EDGEMONT LUXURY 2 BDRM 55+, heat, h/w, prking, f/p, balc. $1,700 mo. 604-986-1953.

RENTALS 604-980-3606 rentals@caprent.com www.caprent.com

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

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 BACH (Lonsdale & W 5th) avail Dec 15 or Jan 1,ns/np gtd prkng, 604-983-9469 $830 inc heat, h/w

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

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

1 BDRM, 1 bath, at The Pier, S. Esplanade, h/w floor, carpet, incl heat, a/c, inste w/d, nr seabus, n/s, no pets, Avail Jan 1. 1 year lease. $1295/mo, 604-971-3969 or 604-441-3969 1 Br, $920, Avail Now 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 AVAILABLE. Move-in allowance, Rent start $1200, well maintained building. To view call 604-985-4272 1 BR glvl, large, hw flrs, bright av Dec15, $950/mo incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602 1 BR, Jan 1st, $915/mo, near Seabus, high ceiling, hwood, quiet bldg, N/P, 604-983-9493

PALM SPRINGS Vacation Home 55+ Gated Park, $119K, 1800sf, 3 BR 2.5ba. Call 604-737-7756

1 BR Ocean & City View, lower Lonsdale, $935 incls heat, hot water, prkg, NP, 604-984-2148

Need a New Place?

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Jan 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452

Find one in the Classifieds To advertise call 604-630-3300

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

9125

Domestic

1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353 1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,995. 604-591-8566

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

Collectibles & Classics

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

Collectibles & Classics

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

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

We Loan Our Own $$$$ 90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com

9110

1988 LeBaron convert, deluxe loaded, lady driven, 186,000 km aircared $1500. 604-790-0993

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Real Estate Investment

9110

2 BDRM / 1 BATH 2066 William Ave, North Van. Separate entrance. Utilities, cable, phone, internet included. No smoking. No Pets. $1,250/ month. 778-960-2440. Email: mb@abcaresources.ca 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

3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1800sf, adult 4-plex, hardwood flrs, new paint, nr seaBus, $1690 Chad 604-328-5545 3 BR Central Lonsdale, balc, $1500 incls heat, hotwater, 1.5 baths, 1 prkg, inste storage, Jan 1, quiet bldg. 604-988-4030

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 2nd flr, inside crnr, N face, aprox 750sf, Jan1, $935. Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745

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

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

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR, avail Now 3 BR, avail Jan 1st, Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

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

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

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 $850 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com 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

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

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.

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS

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

BAYVIEW APTS

★ WOODCROFT: 2 BR ★ MOUNTAIN TERRACE: 3 BR 1 year lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

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

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.

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

2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384 Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

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

Smarter Buyer. Better Car.

1995 PONTIAC Gran Prix 2 dr, V6 auto, 140K kms, aircared, new tires/brakes $1800 604-924-1511 2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $3150. Call 604-781-2342

cont. on next page

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

WATERFRONT LUXURY 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

6522

Furnished Accommodation

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

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

JAN 1ST, SHORT TERM Rooms/Suites/ Apartments ★ Daily, Weekly, Monthly ★ grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082

6540

Houses - Rent

3 BR Norgate, suits small family, refs, fenced yard, n/pets, ns, $2200. Avail now, 604-272-1938 4 BDRM, 2 bath, den, rec room, hardwood, SS kitchen West Van, Now. $3250/m. 604-925-1728

DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 Lg 2BR, Stevens Dr, W Van, family room, Mnt views, short/ long term lease, new appls $1800 incls utils, Now, 604-339-1888 WEST VAN private estate 2 bdrm + den + suite. Kitchen stainless & granite. Close to ammenities, n/s, $3800/mo, Now, 604-626-7444

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

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

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR + den, bright garden lvl, Deep Cove area, nr beach, insuite w/d, d/w, shared storage shed, backyard + deck. Immed. $1200 incl heat & hydro 604-929-9348 1 BR glvl ste, West Van, near Park Royal, ns, small pet ok, avail Jan 1st, $1300 incls utils, inste wd, 778-840-1113 2 BDRM bsmt ste, Cedardale area, priv. setting, pets ok, inste w/d, Now, $1200. 604-626-6501 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 bsmt, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $1395 incl utils 778-848-2747 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 2 BR, NEW, Lrg jacuzzi, 2 ba, sun rm, own yard, entry, patio, w/d, storage. 6 appls, granite island, heat under marble/tile flr, cntral vacuum, secure windows, fp, ns np $1850 furn? 604-916-0760

2 BDRM / 2 BATH 5 min walk to Ambleside Beach & shops. Air cond, F/P, W/D, DW, alarm. High end, N/P, N/S, free cable and Wi-Fi. $1,800 / mo. Jan or Feb 1. Call 604-353-1908. 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620

3 BDRM / 1 BATH. DEEP COVE Fireplace, private backyard. $1,650 mo. Call: 604 929 5875. A BACHELOR suite, quiet upper Lonsdale home, garden level, 5 appls, gas fp, Jan 15, Reno’d, ns, np, $780 incl utils 604-988-6818 GRAND BLVD 3 Bdrm glvl ste, carpets, share w/d, near school, ns, np. $850 + util. 604-984-0684. Legal 2 BR garden ste, Ambleside, great cond, nice big kitchen, inste ldry, South facing patio, prefer 1, $1450 incl utils, Jan 1st, NS/NP, 604-926-1430

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM, Newly reno’d 5 appl, f/p, lam flrs, patio, $1650. Rufus Dr, ns/np. 604-925-3631 btwn 9-5 3 BR townhouse, 2931 Cap Rd @ Paisley, 2.5 bath, Handsworth catchment, insuite w/d, large balcony, 2 prkg, $2200, avail immed. Brent Francis 604-727-4084

TOWNHOUSE, 16TH North Van 3 bdrm / 2.5 ba. New renovation, full furniture. $2,300 mo. Avail immediately. 604-700-4246.

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


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MASSIVE YEAR END CLEARANCE

AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page

9125 08 FORD RANGER SPORT

12 VW PASSAT TDI

STK 950700 WAS $16,900

WAS $32,900

9129

9130

Luxury Cars

Domestic

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

Low, low kms, loaded. Stk VE56531

Auto, a/c, V6.

NOW $12,998

NOW $30,400

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

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

08 JEEP LIBERTY SPORT

11 BMW 328i xDRIVE

STK 245121 WAS $19,900

STK 951310 WAS $38,900

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

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

Leather, nav, auto

4x4, V6, 6 spd.

NOW $15,898

NOW $35,900

12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT

09 CHEV EXT CAB

STK951110 WAS $48,900

WAS $39,900

9 pass, 4x4, loaded.

4x4, Duramax diesel, rare long box, only 51,000kms. STK 951330.

NOW $43,890

10 NISSAN ALTIMA

NOW $36,900

09 HONDA CIVIC SPORT

4cyl, auto, pwr group, loaded.

2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

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

www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.

9129

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

Luxury Cars

NOW $14,998

STK 950850 WAS $35,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

Leather, sunroof, loaded

NOW $26,480

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

07 CHEV HHR

Auto, loaded. Stk OR18301

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

WAS $11,900

WAS $18,995

NOW $8,644

NOW $16,800

10 CHEV IMPALA LT

12 GMC CREW CAB SLE

V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.

4x4, loaded, only 14,000kms. Stk 951230

WAS $16,900

NOW $12,998

08 PONTIAC MONTANA

WAS $23,900

NOW $9,688

FREE

1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012 1995 JAGUAR XJR-S, 4 door, luxury sedan. Safe, solid, sensuous, reliable. 21-24mpg, $12,000 Firm. Dr. Nomm 604-924-5442

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

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

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

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

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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: jthomson0621@gmail.com 2005 XTERRA 79,000 kms Manual, 4wd, new tires & brakes, exc cond, drk grey, all receipts, detailed, $16,500 604-761-7507

2011-2012 Hyundai Sonata GL & GLS Auto, well equipped

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

WAS $25,900

WAS $68,900

NOW $22,900

Nav, rear DVD, mint. Stk 951380

9160

Auto, pwr windows & locks, a/c, CD

From $11,999

2012 Subaru Forester

2011 Mazda 3 Sport

2010-2011 Mazda 3 Sedan

$26,499

from $14,999

From $11,999

Pwr group, sunroof, alloys, only 11,500kms, T5138

2010 Ford Explorer, Eddie Bauer

2010 Mitsubishi RVR

From $30,499

$20,499

AWD, nav, loaded

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD, 23,600km, C8234

$16,999

2006 Hyundai Sonata

Pwr group, sunroof, V6, excellent condition, C7509A

Northshore

$7,999

AWD, pwr group, auto, a/c, CD, T5211

2010 Hyundai Elantra Touring Wagon

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD

From $11,999

2008 - 2010 GM & Ford 3/4 Ton Cargo Vans From $15,999

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD

Auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks, CD, mags

2010-2011 Ford Escape AWD

2011 Nissan Sentra

From $22,999

From $12,499

Leather, sunroof

2011 Ford Flex SEL & LTD Leather, sunroof, C5198

From $26,499

2011-2012 Hyundai Santa Fe AWD Sunroof, mags

From $22,999

Auto, pwr group, a/c, CD

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

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

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

From $11,999

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

2007 BMW 525i 88,400km Premium Pkg, loaded $21,900 obo. 604-532-9292

2011-2012 Jeep Wrangler

4dr, freedom top, Sahara/Sports, AWD

From $24,999

604-924-1080

Sales • Leasing • Rentals

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

4 dr hatch, auto, a/c, pwr windows & locks

711B West 14th Street, North Vancouver

Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van

1991 Volvo 740 Turbo air cared, 180K, auto, leather seats, sun roof, some new spare parts $1,400obo msg.604- 987-6573 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2011 Mazda 2

*Plus $199 doc fee on all vehicles. Vehicles not exactly as shown.

1-877-212-0735 www.carternorthshore.ca

or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM

2004 JAGUAR X-type 102,000km, Auto, 2.5, V6, no accident $10,500. 778-862-6891

2012 Nissan Altima 2.5

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

604.984.7714

From $15,499

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections

Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

Sports & Imports

NOW $64,800

NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL

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

2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051

2011 Suzuki SX4

4x4, Duramax diesel, only 25,900kms.

North Shores Best

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

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

NOW $19,900

04 GMC CREW CAB

Central Auto

843 West 1st St. N.Van

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

2011-2012 Dodge Ram 1500, 2011-2012 Nissan Maxima 2011 Dodge Grand Caravan Leather, sunroof, C7446 7 pass, pwr group, a/c, Stow N Go, 2500 & 3500 Quad Cab SLT 4x4 35,000kms, 7118 $24,999 From $25,999 From $17,999

Sports & Imports

Financing & Leasing Available

CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS

MIKE: 604-872-0109

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

1999 SUZUKI Grand Vitara, fully loaded, 4 door, all wheel drive, white, $6500. Call 604-518-3166

SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

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

NOW $26,838

Leather, sunroof, only 6,000kms. Stk 950670

WAS $13,995

Scrap Car Removal

9145

WAS $29,900

12 FORD FUSION SEL

V6, auto, loaded

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

NOW $16,838

11 BUICK REGAL CXL

NOW $30,742

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

WAS $19,900

12 GMC ACADIA AWD 8 pass, loaded.

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

9130

Auto, fully loaded Stk 950660.

STK 950750 WAS $18,995

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

9160

ON THE SPOT FINANCING

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

2007 TOYOTA Camry LE, 4 dr, special leather, auto, 89K, f/load, $14,800 obo, 604-808-9518 2008 VW City Jetta, 89,000km, tiptronic, new tires, heated seats, aluminum tires, 1st owner. $12,500 obo. Call 604-921-4701


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AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES CALL THE EXPERTS 9160

Sports & Imports

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

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

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

9173

Vans

2002 WINDSTAR (Ford) 145 kms, good cond., $2975. 604-392-3909 after 4pm or all day wkends

9515

Boats

8030

FINISH CARPENTRY Renovatons Call Roger 604-817-7672

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

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

9173

CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

METICULOUS CLEANING lady, excellent refs. 25 yrs exp. Mon to Fri spaces avail 604-788-7112 Orchid Cleaning Ltd. Comm & Res. Start at $18/hr. 16 yrs exp. Bonded, insured. 778-829-9546 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100

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

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 Red Seal Plumbing, Backed Up Drains, Sewer Mains, Water Mains, Burst Pipes, Camera Inspection, 604-618-4988

1998 NOMAD 5th Wheel 25 ft. 1 slide; Standup/walk around Bdrm $12,000 604-796-2866

2000 MAZDA MPV LX, gold, 4 cyl, 195000km, auto, airbags, pw, ps, Scratches on exterior, $2,100 604-986-7533

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

• Repairs • Renovations • New construction • Textured ceilings Prompt service. Free estimates. Cell 604-671-0084 Email: rkmillwood@gmail.com A PLUS TAPING & DRYWALL High quality, reasonable rates. Free estimates. 604-715-0400 ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

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

8080

Electrical

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 ELECTRICIAN #37940 Free ests - Reasonable rates. 604-842-5276

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

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

8087 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

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

Rates From As Low As

1.49

%

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Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

REPAIRS • RE-ROOFING • CHIMNEYS • SKYLIGHTS

Fireplaces

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

Gutters

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

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

Call Brian 604-985-9214

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations

TRUSTED ON THE NORTHSHORE FOR OVER 30 YEARS

Fully Insured/WCB

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8130 -

Handyperson

GENERAL HELP

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

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating

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

8155

Landscaping

CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

★ Stonework.paving stones ★ Cedar decks/fencing ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 yrs exp Call Danny 604-250-7824 www.constructivelandscaping.com

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

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

8100 • 6-year / 120,000km transferable Powertrain warranty coverage, with options to upgrade to comprehensive extended warranty.

Drywall

Richard Wood

2004 PLEASUREWAY Plateau M/H, Mercedes Benz diesel, Mi. 61,588K, Immac cond & loaded. $54,900. Ph 1-604-220-5005

TODAY'S SUDOKU ANSWERS

Drainage

GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322

8075 TOYOTA HIACE CAMPERVAN 90 2.8l deisel,auto, camp in comfort $15,400. 604-275-3443

ROOFING

Gutters

HOUSECLEANING By experienced licensed lady. 604-518-5081

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

Vans

Cleaning

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com

8073 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

8125

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

8055 1980 SAN JUAN, 7.7, 5 good Sails, good motor furling, good condition, $5800, 604-568-2050

Carpentry

HOME SERVICES 8160

Lawn & Garden

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

8175

Masonry

Constructive Landscaping Stonework.paving stones, Cedar decks/fences, Pergola’s. 30 yrs exp. Call Danny 604-250-7824

www.constructivelandscaping.com

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 ww.tastonewall.com

8180

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

A.A. BEST PRO

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604-726-9152 604-984-1988

SEYMOUR LAWN MAINTENANCE Christmas Lights, Yard Clean-ups, Leaves, Tree Work, Gutters, & Rubbish Removal

604-990-1252

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

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

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

LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 Norvan Plumbing Heating&Gas Service -renos - construction. Lic. Bonded Ins. Matt 604-988-4644

45

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

WE CAN FIX IT

Interior / Exterior • New construction/Renovations/ Additions • Drywall hanging/ taping • Foundations/ Framing • Flooring: laminates/ tiles •Licensed & Insured • Free Estimates Call 604-220-7422

Seniors Discount

RENOVATIONS FINISH CARPENTRY

www.affordablemoversbc.com

Call Roger 604-817-7622

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES

604-537-4140 ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576 TwoGuysWithATruck.ca Moving, Storage, Free EST 604-628-7136. Visa, OK

8193

Oil Tank Removal

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

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

Roofing

WEST SIDE ROOFING

604-722-1105 FF 15% O TODAY!

604-722-1105 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING All types. BBB, insured, references. www.affordablequalityroofing.com 604-984-6560 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING North Shore division. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

Plumbing

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

604-618-4988

Rubbish Removal

#1 TRAILER TRASH BOYS

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. 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 www.studentworksdisposal.com

8310

Top Soil

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

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

Headwater Management

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. www.rjrrenovator.com Call 604-987-5438

Roofing 8250 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 Years workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & WINTER PROMOTION

A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

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

8255

604-986-6944

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

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

87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

778-858-5793 PS Painting and Powerwashing, $159/room. 20 yrs exp. Free est. Ask for Peter

8220

8250

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

SADAKA PAINTING Int/Ext, power washing. Call Zoran (604) 723-0502

310-JIMS (5467)

Plumbing

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

day service. 604-987-7473 Samy

Home Services

Labourer Available rain or shine North Shore Odd Job Services Michael 778-868-5079

8185

8220

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

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

604-985-6667

8315

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

8335

Window Cleaning

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

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