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N. Shore stats sum up life – and death Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

PEOPLE on the North Shore live a little longer, have babies later and have both a lower birth and death rate than the provincial average.

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LAURA Hotte and her 15-month-old son, Charlie, share a book at the City of North Vancouver library. The library will host 90 minutes of activities in the children’s department for Family Literacy Day on Jan. 27 at 1:30 p.m. Learn more about cnv.org/nvcl.

That’s according to information released by B.C.’s vital statistics agency in its annual report, that provided tidbits about how many of us were born, how old we were when we married or had children and how and where we shuffled off this mortal coil in 2011. On a typical day in British Columbia last year, 121 people were born — slightly more than half of them boys, and almost a quarter to mothers 35 and older — 60 marriages were performed (most of them civil ceremonies) and 87 people died. Statistics for the North Shore reflected many of those across the province. In general, we’re doing everything later in life than we did a generation See Birth page 5

Road rage bat wielder avoids jail Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A mini van driver who beat a stranger with a metal baseball bat in a case of road rage has been handed a six-month conditional jail sentence — to be served at home — and ordered to take a defensive driving course.

Judge Doug Moss handed the sentence to Gerardo Arguello, 38, Dec. 20 in North Vancouver provincial court for the brutal beating of Ryan McCaffery, which took place by the side of the road on

Conditional sentence for assault with aluminum baseball bat

North Vancouver’s “Cut” on New Year’s Day 2011. “We have a problem in our society with what they call road rage,” said Moss in handing down his sentence. “It seems to take place all too often.” Moss told Arguello that attacking McCaffery with a bat was “totally out of proportion to the circumstances that faced you. “You did it in front of your own children,” the judge added.

“That’s reprehensible to me.” Moss sentenced Arguello after finding him guilty in September of assault with a weapon and assault causing bodily harm. Moss found a second man, 35-year-old Norman Segundo, who was a passenger in Arguello’s mini van, not guilty of assault in the case. During the trial, McCaffery described how the incident started after he cut off Arguello’s minivan in the process of merging onto the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, heading into North Vancouver on the afternoon of Jan. 1, 2011. Arguello and Segundo — who were heading to the North Shore See Victim page 5

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A3

NEWS photo Lisa King

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

MT. Seymour player Carter Burt Lake catches water as he tries to tag out Cole Dalla-Zanna in the final game of the Majors Baseball Tournament May 21.

GRACE Owen, 12, and little brother George, 3, get airborne at Boulevard Park in the first snowfall of 2012, Jan. 14.

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ONE of a pair of bald eagles building a nest in the Lower Lonsdale area in March.

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FILIP Peliwo prepares to return serve at the Odlum Brown VanOpen July 31.

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WEST Van’s Bogdan Volodin (left) battles Sutherland’s Cole Keffer Oct. 2.


A4 - North Shore News - Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A5

Victim loses job because of hand, arm injuries From page 1 mountains with Arguello’s family to go snowboarding — became enraged at being cut off. While on the bridge, Arguello pulled his vehicle alongside McCaffery’s, where all three men yelled at each other through their windows. Arguello then began a “cat and mouse” game with McCaffery as the two mini vans drove up the “Cut” in North Vancouver. Arguello cut across two lanes of traffic, overtaking McCaffery then slamming on his brakes to cause a collision. After the crash, McCaffery described Segundo coming at him on the side of the road “with rage in his eyes.” Arguello then grabbed a bat from his vehicle and started hitting McCaffery with it. McCaffery was hit four or five times with the bat, including once in the head. In court, McCaffery read an emotional victim impact statement describing how the attack has left him with permanent physical and psychological injuries. McCaffery told the judge he lost his job as a tow truck driver because of the injuries to his arm and hand. The attack has left his family financially devastated, because of his inability to work, said McCaffery. McCaffery said he still suffers from “constant and sometimes unbearable headaches” He said he has also become depressed and suffers from post traumatic stress disorder, which has affected his relationship with his three young children. “They’ve had to learn to walk on eggshells,” he told the judge. “I want to be the contented father I was.” Before being sentenced, Arguello took the stand to offer a tearful apology to McCaffery, saying he was “so sorry” for his actions. “I wish I could take it back,” he said, looking at McCaffery in the courtroom. “It breaks my heart that your children and wife are suffering. I hope you can find it in your heart to forgive me.” Arguello added, “The person you met that day is not the person I normally am.” In handing down his sentence, Moss told Arguello most incidents of road rage are committed by “otherwise normal citizens. . . . People like you.” Moss ordered Arguello to obey a curfew that will require him to stay in his house from 7 p.m. to 5:30 a.m. for the first three months of his sentence. He also put Arguello on a year’s probation, with orders to take the driving course and counselling. Arguello’s lawyer noted he has already voluntarily completed an anger management course. McCaffery is suing Arguello in civil court. Arguello’s lawyer said that could potentially result in damages of more than $250,000.

Birth rate continues decline

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ago — including marrying, having children and dying. Marriage rates in B.C. have been falling since the 1970s. On the North Shore, 381 couples in North Vancouver and 266 couples in West Vancouver decided to buck that trend and tie the knot in 2011. Both men and women are taking their time to think before they leap into a life of wedded bliss though. The average age for first marriages across the province has continued to steadily rise — to 29 for women and 31 for men. The next statistically measurable milestone — having children — is also coming later in life than it used to, according to the statistics report. While the majority of babies province-wide are still born to women aged 20 to 34, the percentage of older women giving birth has risen dramatically — to about 23 per cent of the total. On the North Shore, that statistic is even more marked — with older mothers accounting for between 40 and 45 per cent of all women having babies. In general, older mothers tend to have babies with lower birth weights and are more likely to give birth by Caesarean section. The C-section rate for women having babies on the North Shore hovered between 32 and 34 per cent — slightly higher than the provincial average. A total of 1,451 babies were born to women from North and West Vancouver last year. Local birth rates in both communities were below the provincial average, which itself has steadily declined since the 1950s. At the same time, the percentage of multiple births has doubled in the past 30 years. Across the province, births were spread fairly evenly throughout the year, with more in the months of July and September. Kindergarten teachers working in schools five years from now are likely to have a few Liams, Ethans, Emmas and Olivias in their classrooms — those were ranked the top names for babies in 2011. Other popular names included Mason, Lucas and Benjamin for boys and Sophia, Ava and Chloe for girls.

At the other end of the life cycle tracked by government statistics, North Shore residents live a year or two longer than the provincial average. Life expectancy for men on the North Shore is 82 compared to 80 province-wide and 85.5 for women, compared to 84 provincially. There were 1,195 deaths on the North Shore last year. Province-wide, cancer, heart disease and strokes/blood clots remained the leading causes of death, accounting for more than half of all deaths in B.C. Lung, colorectal, breast and prostate cancer account for the most cancer deaths. People dying of cancer are generally older than they used to be, according to the statistics report, and more of them are women. Among young people 15-24, accidents — including car accidents and accidental poisonings — remained the leading cause of death in B.C., with suicide the second leading cause. The report also pointed to a number of deaths that were considered preventable including two deaths on the North Shore last year from causes considered medically treatable. A further 37 deaths in North Vancouver and 18 in West Vancouver last year were alcohol-related while nine deaths on the North Shore were drug-induced.

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A6 - North Shore News - Wednesday, January 2, 2013

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OR the third year in a row, West Vancouver has chosen not to raise municipal tax bills by even one per cent, touting the move as prudent fiscal management. While this effort to keep increases below the rate of inflation is admirable, residents should be aware that such budgetary straitjacketing comes at a cost. Even as the municipality continues to tighten its revenue stream, it is forced to allow salaries and other costs to climb. West Vancouver’s CAO, for example, saw his pay rise by five per cent between 2010 and 2011. In March, councillors voted themselves an (overdue) 37 per cent raise. Meanwhile, the price of other necessary supplies from fuel to pipes to tools has been ticking upwards as well. West Vancouver’s departments are caught between these trends, forced to

make significant sacrifices to meet the arbitrary zero-per-cent target set by council. That’s going to have impacts — some of them detrimental. In November 2011, the municipality inadvertently cut down a dozen oldgrowth trees near Eagle Lake, some of them as old as 700 years. This happened months after it phased out its community forester and while the role of environmental co-ordinator was vacant — possibly for financial reasons. One wonders if, in the absence of such cost-cutting measures, those trees would still be standing. Where else are corners being cut? Allowing revenue at least to keep pace with population growth and inflation is not irresponsible management, nor is it onerous for ratepayers. The only downside is political, and that should not factor into the equation.

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Dear Editor: From Harvest Project to the entire North Shore community: Thank you for your caring, your creativity and your generosity throughout 2012. Hundreds of individuals and families on the North Shore are being restored to fuller participation in the community because of your support for our work to “extend a hand up, not a hand out” to those experiencing serious crises in their lives. In a recent fundraising letter, we highlighted the story of “Brenda,” a current Harvest Project client — a single parent who is bravely working to rebuild her life and sustain her family. We could share the stories of so many of our neighbours who are benefiting from the

compassion and assistance that we are able to bring, thanks to the support we receive from individuals, families, schools, businesses, churches, community organizations and local governments on the North Shore. Each month, Harvest Project protects more than 500 individuals and families from slipping into despair, as we come alongside them with one-to-one coaching, a grocery supply and clothing support. Harvest Project is thankful for many partnerships, as we work with those in North and West Vancouver who are struggling and marginalized, though they live, work and go to school beside us. Special thanks to students from preschools, public and private elementary and secondary schools and

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Niqab ruling compromises justice Dear Editor: Just a quick note in reaction to your Dec. 26 Viewpoint, Unveiling Justice. While I appreciate the Supreme Court of Canada’s sensitivity to any citizen’s religious practices, I strongly disagree that it should be allowed to compromise the Canadian system of justice, and in my opinion that is exactly what it does on two points: 1. The niqab (face veil) in hiding the face also hides the identity of the party who is supposed to be under oath on the stand. This dramatically compromises the ability for the court to determine the party’s true identity. 2. In any communication between two

parties we rely not only on the spoken word but also on their body language (facial expression, etc.) to assist in determining whether the party in question is telling the truth or not. This also would be dramatically compromised by the wearing of the niqab. I do not believe if we went to another country and were testifying in their court system that we would be afforded the same ability to hide our identity and our visual responses in this way, regardless of how strongly we held our religious convictions. I believe Canada should be protecting the majority of Canadian citizens first. John A. Myers, North Vancouver

Netherlands SeaBus is cross-border shopping Dear Editor: Regarding your Dec. 28 story, Union Condemns SeaBus Contract: There’s clearly a double standard at work here. Thousands of Metro Vancouver residents do their shopping in the United States every day to save money. At the same time, many of those same people condemn TransLink for ordering a SeaBus from the Netherlands to save money. It seems to me these are one and the same. In both cases, buying products and services in foreign countries costs jobs and tax revenue in Canada. Will the Canadian Auto Workers and NDP candidate Craig Keating come out against cross-border shopping, just as they have TransLink’s decision to buy a new

SeaBus elsewhere? Would we want other countries to block our companies from bidding on goods and services? Because that’s the natural response to those kind of restrictions. The other thing about the SeaBus decision that bothers me is how a company thousands of kilometres away in a “first world” country that enjoys labour, tax and environmental standards and costs at least as high as Canada’s can provide a new SeaBus at less cost than a company sitting right on the SeaBus route. It seems to me the local builder and its employees ought to be looking in the mirror, and not at TransLink. David A. Rodger North Vancouver

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Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

Community Charter must be improved

“In situations where a conflict exists, or there is a perception of a conflict, it is not sufficient to merely live up to one’s obligations; it is necessary to do so in a timely, open, forthright, constructive and accountable manner.” UBC board of governors, Policy 97, as revised Feb. 2, 2012

WE can only wonder what persuades people to stand for election — to any level of government. While many of them seem to forget their promises the day after being elected, others receive brickbats for being determined to stay the course. Time-consuming and challenging though they are, the duties of a councillor are not considered a full-time job; so incumbents often need to work at another job to maintain their income and/or career. Such is the case for City of North Vancouver Coun. Rod Clark, who works for Whitewater Concrete, a sub-trade company at an Onni Group development in Richmond. An experienced politician, Clark sought a legal opinion in May 2012 to see whether his “day job” put him in a conflict of interest should he participate in council discussion about Onni’s proposal for the Safeway site at 13th and Lonsdale.

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Elizabeth James He was assured there was no conflict. Clark’s caution was a wise move and had he gone further to air that opinion on a subsequent council agenda, the innuendos that surfaced last month might have been scotched at source. They also could have been scotched had Mayor Darrell Mussatto taken five minutes to quietly confirm Clark’s status — as most personnel matters are handled. Instead, by telling reporters and talk-show listeners that conflict issues are for the individual to settle, Mussatto allowed the rumours to dangle unresolved in the minds of the media and the community. Meanwhile, Coun. Pam Bookham, aware that 2,000 or so residents had signed petitions protesting density and increased traffic should the Onni proposal go ahead, believed they had not had a chance to voice those concerns

at the marathon public hearing Dec. 19. Accordingly, she voted with Clark and Couns. Guy Heywood and Don Bell to hold a second public hearing this month or, as now seems more likely, in February. Not only was she within her rights to do so, some might argue it was her responsibility to guarantee those voices were heard. Yet for that, she not only suffered well-advertised retaliation from the developer, she and Clark have also suffered brickbats from some of their colleagues. No matter which side of the development you’re on, that behaviour is inappropriate. Some years ago, the question of a possible conflict of interest was raised in the District of North Vancouver, shortly before that council approved the Lynn Valley library and town centre project. It arose because Coun. Alan Nixon was the broker of a realty firm whose commercial arm was the leasing agent for the space adjacent to the new library. Nixon sought a legal opinion, following which he notified an open meeting of council he had been advised he was not in conflict and that he had no pecuniary interest at stake should council approve the project. Nevertheless, because there was a possibility that “perception of conflict” might

arise in the minds of the community, Nixon recused himself from the discussion and the vote. Not so when, in April 2007, seven Lower Mainland mayors — including Mussatto and District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton — travelled to China on a trip paid for by Li Zhe, president of the Canada-China Business Association and owner of LVC Investments Inc. As Frances Bula reported in the Vancouver Sun on May 4, 2007, they took the trip — accompanied by, among others, a representative of the Onni Group — because “they believed . . . it was being paid for by someone who was never going to do business in their municipalities. . . .” Of course, “never” is a long time in the lives of investment companies and developers, so the mayors would have been wiser to stay home or ask their councils to approve the expenditures as a trade mission. For more reasons than those raised in this story, the 10-year old Community Charter is overdue for a refit. Clauses covering public hearings should establish mandatory rules for fair process

regarding speakers’ sign-up sheets and require alternating pro-con presentations. Hearings should adjourn at 10:30 p.m. and resume later if necessary. Conflict of interest clauses need to be clarified and strengthened. The legislation requires mayors to read a preamble to public hearings which explains the code of conduct for speakers and the audience. The Charter should apply those rules to members of council who are interviewed about community opinions and their own colleagues’ positions. Members of council — and

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crucial support. Our gratitude to Port Metro Vancouver and its annual fundraising gala, for their contribution. More thanks to the hundreds of volunteers who gave more than 18,000 hours of their time this year and allowed Harvest Project to positively impact the community. Now in our 20th year, Harvest Project continues to reflect the stories of our clients and those who help us bring hope to their lives. Those we meet on your behalf are heroes in the making. We believe that each one will help make our community richer — this season and in the future. Terry Byrnes, chairman, Harvest Project Gary Ansell, executive director, Harvest Project

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Cold weather adds to shelter’s workload North Van’s homeless shelter has run above capacity since the day it opened Annie Ellison newsroom@nsnews.com

THE 20-man emergency dorm in the basement of North Vancouver’s Lookout Emergency Aid Society shelter was originally intended to be an activity room, not part of the sleeping arrangements.

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DAVID Newberry and Linda Fox work in the clothing sorting and storage room of the Lookout shelter in North Vancouver. The shelter is always in need of warm clothing, toiletries and blankets.

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Initially, organizers believed that 25 emergency beds would be enough to meet the needs of homeless people on the North Shore, but the additional space has been occupied since its completion, says community liaison worker David Newberry. Year round, the shelter runs at 105 per cent of its capacity and is forced to turn people away every day, says Newberry. The 45 emergency beds at Lookout are available 24/7 in addition to 25 bachelor suites reserved for two-year transitional housing. However, during cold snaps, the centre rolls out 20 additional mats in the dining area for people to simply come in from the cold and stay warm and dry. North Vancouver issued this season’s first emergency weather alert on Dec. 7. “We just say ‘it’s freezing, get in here,’” says Newberry. Standard barriers such as intake and entrance interviews are overlooked, although the cleaning and laundry protocol is still in place.

“We just want people to come in,” says Newberry. Likeothercharitableorganizations, the Lookout does 90 per cent of its annual fundraising during the holiday season and is putting out a call for donations of all makes and models. BCHousingfundsminimumcosts, but the shelter relies on donations to provide all other services, including care packages. “Someone who lives here needs the same stuff as the rest of us do,” says Newberry. There is currently an urgent need for warm clothing, but also for chronically overlooked items such as toiletries, underwear, shaving kits. Bus tickets are in particularly high demand because 25 per cent of shelter guests are currently employed. “They need to get to work,” says Newberry. The three municipalities from Deep Cove to Horseshoe Bay are among the most prosperous in Canada, but there are pockets of astounding poverty. “It can be a challenge to convince people on the North Shore that poverty exists here,” says Newberry. Another overlooked reality is that the majority of people who use the Lookout’s services are North Shore born and raised, says Newberry. All contributions are welcome at 705 West Second St., North Vancouver. By donating, you could be helping out a former classmate, colleague, student, teammate or friend.


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A9

Criminal charges follow BCSC fraud fine

West Van man lied to investors: commission

taking $523,100 from investors, according to spokesperson Richard Gilhooley. A three-member B.C. Securities Commission panel unanimously served Keller with a lifetime market ban in B.C., an order to pay back the $523,100 he stole and a fine of $1.6 million dollars. “He’s got just about as serious a penalty as we offer,” said Gilhooley. Keller claimed he would execute foreign exchange deals through his company Great White Capital Corporation. He lied to investors about his background and how investments were performing, prepared false account statements and used the funds for personal use, said Gilhooley. Under B.C. Securities Commission sanctions, Keller cannot promote, buy or sell securities, start a company, own property or sit as an officer or

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THE Crown has laid criminal fraud charges against a man who allegedly operated a fraudulent investment scam out of West Vancouver.

Provincial Crown prosecutors have charged 23-year-old Adam Keller with nine counts of fraud, according to Sgt. Duncan Pound, federal policing media relations spokesman. Keller has also been sanctioned by the B.C. Securities Commission for fraudulently

director for a corporation. He has also been entered into a national ceasetrade database that encourages other jurisdictions to reciprocate these orders. One of his victims, a West Vancouver resident, lost hundreds of thousands of dollars. According to Gilhooley, there is no evidence that investors will recover their assets. Keller’s operation was a straight investment fraud, according to Gilhooley, in which the scammer solicits money from investors (generally for something that brings in absurdly high returns) but there is no underlying asset. The money from new investors is used to pay existing investors with massive, even ridiculous returns. “The fuel is the new investors,” said Gilhooley. To outsiders, Keller’s operation checked out,

complete with a website, promotional packages and a home office in West Vancouver for Great White. Keller prepared false account statements that induced investors to invest more, said Gilhooley. In these situations, it is common for fraudsters to take their investors’ money and spend it very quickly “on some kind of lifestyle they think they deserve” in order to maintain a successful appearance, said Gilhooley. “The burn rate with some of these frauds is unbelievable,” he said. Keller rented an opulent brick mansion at 888 Sentinel Drive in West Vancouver for $16,000 dollars per month. He wore designer clothing and drove a conspicuously expensive car. Keller is no longer in Canada and his last property rental was in Colorado, according to RCMP spokesman Pound.

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Todd Major NEW Year, new garden? Maybe not. Not everything that is new is good, especially when it comes to gardening. I would never trade my big old golden

Japanese cedar for some newly released tree. When is comes to plants, maturity is virtue realized. However, each year garden writers and companies that specialize in forecasting cultural trends come out with trends for the coming year. And even though I don’t totally believe that anyone has a crystal ball for the future, some trends can be generally expected to continue when they are scrutinized within the context of current socioeconomic conditions. So here are my garden trends for 2013. Take them with a grain of salt, or earth. The No. 8 trend at globaltrends.com is “Business stepping up: From profit to purpose.” This trend has

manifested itself here on the North Shore with groups like the Edible Garden Project whose mission is to “increase access to fruits and vegetables for people in need, increase garden space and land used for fruit and vegetable production on the North Shore.” Other for-purpose groups like the Evergreen Foundation have made inroads into creating natural garden spaces in parks and residential gardens. Evergreen believes they can “solve today’s critical environmental challenges by bringing diverse groups of people together, inspiring them with ideas and engaging them to take action.” Expect more for-purpose companies in gardening to spring up as the

younger generation looks for purpose and not just profit. From JWTIntelligence. com comes this prediction of “Health & Happiness: Hand in Hand,” which conveniently fits into the gardening lifestyle. Most gardeners are absolutely happy working in the garden with the added benefit of working their heart, lungs, muscles and mind. Gardening has long been one of the most popular hobbies in the world for good reason; it’s good for the body, mind, soul and these days, the wallet if you grow veggies. Many people I have spoken to find gardening to be one of the most relaxing and enjoyable See Homegrown page 14

Christmas Tree Chip-Up: Island Pacific School will hold a tree shredding fundraiser Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Fisherman’s Cove, 5775 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Trees can be dropped off or there will be an option for a driveway pickup on Friday, Jan. 4 by 4 p.m. Fees: driveway pickup, $15; self drop-off $10. Register and prepay for the driveway pickup at tinyurl. com/treeshred. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: Larson elementary will hold a tree chip-up and bottle drive fundraiser for Grade 7 yearend activities Saturday, Jan. 5, from 9 a.m. to noon at 2605 Larson Rd., North Vancouver. Bring your Christmas tree for chipping and any returnables from the holiday season. Chipping service by cash donation. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: North Shore Scouts will hold a tree chip-up by donation Jan. 5 and 6, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at Taylor Way and Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver. All proceeds benefit various scout programs. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: North Vancouver City Firefighters will be chipping trees by donation Saturday, Jan. 5, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. in the See more page 12


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HOME green guide From page 11 Rona parking lot at 1160 East Third St., North Vancouver. There will be free hotdogs, coffee and hot chocolate. All proceeds will go to the North Vancouver City Firefighters scholarship fund. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: Grand Boulevard preschool will hold a tree chip-up by donation Saturday, Jan. 5, 9:30 a.m.-3:30 p.m. at 520 East 20th St., North Vancouver. There will be coffee and treats. Info: info@gbppp. com. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: The global education class at West Vancouver secondary will hold a tree chip-up by donation Saturday, Jan. 5, from 10 a.m. to noon at 1750 Mathers Ave. Proceeds will go towards projects in Nicaragua. Christmas Tree Chip-Up: The Seymour Scouts will hold their annual tree chip-up by donation Sunday, Jan. 6, 9 a.m.-4 p.m. at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. All proceeds benefit various scout programs. Walk in the Rainforest — Winter Tracking: A program for adults to learn how to read tracks and signs and discover the secret lives of temperate rainforest animals Saturday, Jan. 12, 12:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Horticultural Therapy Program: Individuals who are curious about this program that begins on Feb. 17 can attend a free information session Sunday, Jan. 20, 1 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info

and registration: 604-7185898. Details: vancouver.ca/ vandusen/adultEducation/ hortTherapy.htm. Folk Stories of Familiar Plants: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, Jan. 27 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Participants will explore a winter wonderland through folklore. Fee: $25 per nonmember family or $15 per member family. Registration required: 604-718-5898 or familyprograms@vandusen. org. Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9034471. Info: wildbirdtrust. org. Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9034471. Info: wildbirdtrust. org. Capilano Garden Club meets the second Monday of each month at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: 604-980-4964. Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome. Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382. Compost Coaching: A free program offered by the North Shore Recycling Program. Learn how to minimize common composting problems, improve your

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Homegrown food movement a growing trend From page 11 pastimes and many of those people plan to increase the amount of space dedicated to vegetable production. Garden centres already know that herbs, vegetables and fruit trees are continually selling well. With concerns over pesticides in our food supply and genetically modified Frankenfood scaring us, home-grown food production is expected to grow. At canadiangardencentre.ca, Brandi Cowen writes about Trends for 2013, specifically “Food for thought and Buy Local” in which she comments, “The local food movement is holding its ground heading into 2013, and edibles are helping a new generation get into gardening.” The “think local, buy local” trend is a natural fit for any garden centre, but many are missing out on some obvious opportunities, Cowen writes. The article also features Susan McCoy of Garden Media Group: “I don’t understand why more garden centres haven’t set up farmers’ markets? And not on a weekend, because that’s when you’re busy,” she says.

McCoy makes a good point. Local garden centres are a good place for seasonal farmers’ markets regardless of municipal zoning or competition issues. Who knows, maybe we’ll see FarmerWorks or Dykhof Farm? Based on my own experience as a garden designer, builder and horticulture teacher I believe people are looking for several things in their gardens. Firstly, we are all in need of a place to rest our weary heads and aside from the sanctuary of house, the sanctuary of garden has always been the number one reason people have contracted me to build their gardens. Look for the ongoing trend of creating outdoor living space to continue in the form of year-round entertainment areas, outdoor cooking rooms or the creation of any space that is relaxing, interesting, stimulating and lets us seek sanctuary from the hectic world. Secondly, we are all busy and the 1950s style of the excessively manicured garden is declining. We simply do not have the time to fuss and preen all day long. Low maintenance, but beautiful gardens are coming into vogue now. And low maintenance means

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Grant of Easement over portions of land located on St. Andrews and East 8th owned by the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver and located adjacent to 277/279 East 8th Street, North Vancouver, B.C. TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 26(1), 26(3), and 35(11) of the Community Charter, the Council of The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver intends to do the following: 1) Raise title to the portions of City roadway located at East 8th Street and St. Andrews Avenue surrounding 277/279 East 8th Street containing 24.7 square meters shown as Parcel 1 in bold outline on the Reference Plan to accompany an application for the registration of title in the name of the City of North Vancouver prepared by Patrick Cameron MacDonald, BCLS of Hobbs, Winter, MacDonald and dated the 30th day of November, 2012 (the “Parcel”); and 2)

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A sketch plan showing the location of the proposed easement is shown here. The reference plan raising title to the Parcel, over which the easement will be granted may be inspected at the City Clerk’s Department, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver between the hours of 8:30 am to 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except Statutory Holidays. Those persons who consider they are affected by the granting of this easement may direct inquiries to Mr. Ian Steward, Property Valuator-Negotiator Corporate Services, at 604.983.7358 or isteward@cnv.org.

PROPERTY DISPOSITION Disposition of the south half of Rice Lake pursuant to the August 1, 1983 Water Agreement between the Greater Vancouver Water District and The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver. TAKE NOTICE THAT pursuant to Sections 26(1) and 26(3) of the Community Charter, The Corporation of the City of North Vancouver (the “City”) intends to: 1) Dispose of the south half of Rice Lake as shown indicated on the sketch attached here and legally described as: Parcel Identifier:015-968-308 That part of the bed of Rice Lake lying south of District Lot 856 Group 1 N.W.D. (the “Property”). The Property will be conveyed by the City to the Greater Vancouver Water District (“GVWD”) as part of a 1983 Water Agreement that specified the transfer of several City properties to the GVWD. The Property, forming the south half of Rice Lake, was included in the list of legal descriptions for conveyance in 1983 Agreement, however was not conveyed in error. This error will now be rectified. APPLICANT: THE CORPORATION OF THE CITY OF NORTH A restrictive covenant in favour of the City has been registered against the title to the Property prior to disposition, which limits use of the Property to waterworks and public park purposes. The restrictive covenant was also a requirement in the 1983 Water Agreement prior to conveyance. The City will receive consideration from the GVWD in the amount of $ 1.00 for the conveyance of the Property. A sketch plan showing the location of the proposed disposition is shown here. Should you have any questions or concerns regarding the above Property Disposition please contact Mr. Ian Steward, Property ValuatorNegotiator Corporate Services, at 604.983.7358 or isteward@cnv.org. North Vancouver City Hall | 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC | V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | www.cnv.org


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HOME green guide From page 12 Agriculture Environment and Wildlife Fund, operates the provincial toll-free hotline to help your community protect local resources. The hotline is part of Eyes Across B.C., an outreach and awareness initiative. To find out more about invasive plants you can also visit invasiveplantcouncilbc.ca. The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia is a grassroots, non-profit society that provides workshops, activities, and events to educate the public and professionals. Membership is free and open to anyone willing to work collaboratively. Seed Collectors: Learn how to collect, clean and package seeds from plants, Tuesday or Sunday mornings at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Judy Aird at 604-257-8674. The Upper Lonsdale Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dianne, 604980-3025 or dkkennedy@shaw.ca. West Coast Bonsai Society welcomes new members who are interested in the art of miniature trees. Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, February through November, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. For more information call 604-922-6608. West Vancouver Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of every month from September to July with the exception of January, 7:30 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Coffee and guest speakers. New members and guests welcome. Cost: $25 per year or $35 for a couple, drop-in, $5. Info: westvangardenclub.com. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. To post to our online listings, go to nsnews.com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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PARENTING

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MAKE rainy days fun by getting creative with the kids while indoors. Some fun options include building a fort, creating a skit and playing old-fashioned board games.

Kids at home? Get creative

WHAT do you do when the weather is simply awful and the kids have been in the house for days?

It’s a good idea to have them get outside for at least a short while every day. But let’s face it, there are simply days when the outside is so inhospitable you are stuck Parenting Today inside with antsy, bored and usually bickering kids. Kathy Lynn Decide that this will be terrific family time and get creative. Push the furniture back, turn some great dance music on high volume and start moving. Your kids may want to create a movie or play. They can write the script (maybe from a favourite story) and start rehearsals. This will keep them occupied for more than one lousy weather day. Then invite the neighbours and let them perform. You may even suggest they call kids who live nearby to be cast members. Or, let the kids build a megafort using tables, chairs and blankets. The fort should stay around for a number of days and they can even camp out and sleep in it. The kids can also add to the fort by bringing out the Lego and building a town right beside the fort. Soon all their stuffed animals, any toy vehicles and plastic action figures will have found a home in this new town. When you let them keep the fort and town (or anything else they decide to build) in place for days it creates a unique, personal and fun play area. Suddenly being cooped up is fun. And they will be much too engaged to want to watch TV for hours on end. Enjoy an indoor picnic which can, of course, be held in the fort or any other likely location. Treasure hunts are great fun. The kids go from one place to another, and find a clue at each place. You set up a series

of clues all around the house with a prize at the end. For younger kids the clues can be simple — “look in the freezer.” But for older kids make it a challenge — “look in a place that would make penguins happy.” If they really get into the game you can suggest they make up their own clues. Some kids just love creating clues and will play this game happily for hours. Bring out the old fashioned board games. Your kids may be surprised to learn that not all games need a computer or iPad. If your kids are of various ages, adjust the rules to level the playing field. Then go for it. Pull out some favourite family videos and have a movie time. Make sure you include popcorn. What is watching movies without popcorn? You can also have some interesting conversations about what they are watching. Who is their favourite character? Why? Which character do they think is most like them? What was the best scene in the movie? The kitchen is a great place to head when you are trying to entertain the kids. Kids love to bake cookies. So get going. Who says you can only make shaped cookies at Christmastime? Let the kids cut out their favourite shapes and decorate them with sprinkles or coloured icing. This is also a great time to pull out all the art supplies or the playdough. Let the kids finger paint, or draw and colour. Some of the these activities will require your involvement and with some, once you get the kids started, you can go about your business. It’s a good idea to mix and match. Plan an activity with the kids, then let them work on their own. Listen to them playing and step in when you can sense that peace and harmony are only going to last for about another two minutes. When you can predict the moment when the children will need adult supervision, being stuck in the house can be fun for all. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. If you want to read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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Celtic ensemble sparks youth’s interest in violin Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

THE North Shore Celtic Ensemble was on stage, fiddling as their audience brimmed with excitement.

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Saturday shred

STUDENTS at Island Pacific School on Bowen Island invite the public to their Christmas tree shred, Saturday, Jan. 5, 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. at Fisherman’s Cove in West Vancouver. Driveway pickup and dropoff are $15 and $10 respectively — register for driveway pickup (this Friday by 4 p.m.) at tinyurl.com/treeshred.

Canyon Lights: View hundreds of thousands of lights throughout the forest, across the bridge and Cliffwalk adventure at Cap-

ilano Suspension Bridge, 3735 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver, until Jan. 5, 4-9 p.m. (except Christmas day). There will also be a scavenger hunt for children, gingerbread cookie decorating, glass blowing demonstrations and sing-along carols with a holiday band. Admission: $65 for a family (two adults, two children), $31.95 for adults and $12 for children ages six-12. Proceeds from admission will be donated to the B.C. Professional Fire Fighters’ Burn Fund. Info: capbridge.com or 604985-7474. Dundarave Festival of Lights:

A presentation of 100 decorated trees until Jan. 5 at Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Donations accepted for the Lookout Emergency Aid Society’s North Shore shelter. Highlights: Info: dundaravefestival.com. Winter Gift Gallery: The Seymour Art Gallery will be selling a selection of holiday gifts by local artists until Jan. 5, 10 a.m.5 p.m. at 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604924-1378 or seymourartgallery. com. Christmas by the Sea Parade of Trees: The North Vancouver

Chamber of Commerce is hosting a display of decorated trees until Jan. 7 at Shipbuilders’ Square, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver. Proceeds from the event will go towards the Harvest Project and Hollyburn Family Services Youth Safe House. Info: nvchamber.ca. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your nonprofit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@nsnews.com. To post online, go to nsnews.com, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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For violinist and future music teacher Jesse Kazemir, it was his first big show with the youth group. In the audience, watching intently, was his future violin student Phaelen Wheeler. Following the concert, Kazemir headed back to the Lower Mainland while Wheeler returned to his home in Penticton. The paths of the two like-minded musicians wouldn’t cross again for nearly five years until Wheeler’s family moved to Surrey and Phaelen was looking for a teacher. After seeing the concert, the inspired 10 year old requested a violin for subsequent Christmas and birthday gifts, but it wasn’t in the family’s budget. “Just this last summer, Phaelen got handed a violin from a second cousin who had passed away,” said Angela Wheeler, Phaelen’s mother. “I knew that once he had the violin in his hands, we had to get a teacher right away.” Kazemir, 17, had helped his sister learn a few things on the guitar, but hadn’t done much teaching. A mutual friend introduced Kazemir and Phaelen and their lessons began with neither party aware of their first meeting at the concert years earlier. “That same guy who had introduced us mentioned that I was from the North Shore Celtic Ensemble,” Kazemir says. “Neither of us had realized before then that it was the same group.” “They hit it off beautifully, right from the get-go,” Angela adds. Because the violin relies so much on a fine touch, it is not the easiest instrument to learn. “For the first month or two it never sounds very good and it’s always a lot of scratchy noises,” Kazemir says. “It’s very unpleasant before you start getting a good tone.” Gaining a sense of the instrument and just where your fingers should be at all times can be a lifelong pursuit. Despite the relative inexperience of both parties, their union seems to be a success. “He’s progressing very fast,” Kazemir says. “He’s quite musical, also I think it’s because he’s wanted to play violin for so long. He’s very eager, and as a result of that, practises quite a bit.” Having played the violin for more than a decade, Kazemir has come to enjoy the role of teacher. “I remember when I was learning and it’s kind of fun going back over those early, simple songs,” he says. Wheeler has been performing those simple tunes for his toddler sibling, possibly moving toward a bigger stage. “He’s looking forward to, one day, possibly joining up with the Celtic Ensemble,” Angela says.

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rounphotoclub.com. Circle Dance: Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6:45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on See more page 23


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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

NV corrections officer receives service award

Time Traveller

WENDY Potts-Wong, from the North Shore Community Corrections Office, is receiving a Corrections Exemplary Service Medal for 20 years of outstanding service.

Send details, along with your contact information, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to emcphee@nsnews.com.

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IN January 1929, these B.C. Mountaineering Club members never let snow stop them from reaching the top of Crown Mountain. Quite a few mountaineers were avid photographers and left a stunning record of their work, a selection of which is called, Mountain Light: Photos from the BCMC Collection, now available at nvma.ca.

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According to a press release, Potts-Wong (retired) was among 33 exceptional B.C. Corrections employees from the Ministry of Justice who received awards from Judith Guichon, lieutenant-governor of British Columbia, at a medal presentation ceremony at Government House on Nov. 30. The annual awards are presented to honour corrections staff members who have reached milestones for exemplary service, beginning at 20 years for the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal and 30 years for the Corrections Exemplary Service Bar. Six of the 33 award recipients received the Corrections Exemplary Service Bar. The awards are the most prestigious national decoration for corrections professionals in Canada. The medal recognizes exceptionally commendable service and is not to be used merely to recognize lengthy terms of service. The first Canadian medal to recognize long and outstanding service in the public safety professions was the Police Exemplary Service Medal, created on Aug. 12, 1983. The second was the Corrections Exemplary Service Medal, created by Letters Patent signed by Her Majesty the Queen on June 11, 1984. Potts-Wong has dedicated the past 20 years to serving her community, demonstrating her passion and commitment through exemplary service, said North Vancouver-Seymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite in the statement. Fellow MLA for North Vancouver-Lonsdale Naomi Yamamoto added that corrections employees often work in difficult situations, and their role is vital to a strong community. She offered her gratitude to Potts-Wong for her service and congratulated her on this well-deserved award.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

Resolve to be reasonably healthy Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

IT’S all over for another year, the chocolates, the eggnog, the Christmas pudding, the whole nine yards. When we talk about stuffing over the holidays it doesn’t just refer to what’s inside the turkey. The coming of the new year brings with it the inevitable vow to eat healthy food and shed some pounds, but if you resign yourself to a diet of lettuce leaves and carrot sticks you’ll be doomed to failure. If you eat reasonable portions of food that tastes great and doesn’t contain a lot of fat, you’ll be taking a sensible first step towards weight control. The three recipes below offer a whole day’s worth of eating the right way. Add some healthy snacks (fresh fruit, low-fat yogurt, a latte made with skim milk) to bring your daily calorie total to approximately 1,500 calories.

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THE DISH Columnist Deana Lancaster gets ready for Dine Out Vancouver. See story PAGE 22

This is a fast, easy and healthy version of the fast food breakfast sandwich we all know and love. 1 whole wheat or multigrain English muffin 1 Tbsp grated cheddar cheese ½ tsp butter 1 large egg 1 or 2 ¼-inch thick slices of a large vine-ripened tomato 2 thin slices Black Forest ham Salt and freshly ground black pepper Toast the English muffin, and while it’s still hot from the toaster sprinkle the cheese evenly over both halves. Melt the butter in a small non-stick skillet over medium-high heat (this small amount of butter makes the egg taste a lot better than spraying the skillet with cooking spray); break the egg into a small bowl and whisk it with a fork. Add the egg to the skillet and briskly stir it with a spatula until it’s cooked. Spoon the scrambled egg onto the cheese-topped muffin bottom. In the same skillet sauté the tomato slice and the slices of ham until heated through (or you can leave the tomato uncooked

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A toaster, a spatula and a skillet are all you need to avoid the drive-thru window and make your own 350calorie egg and ham sandwich. if you prefer). Place the ham slices and tomato slice on top of the egg. Season with a tiny bit of salt and as much pepper as you like, and top with the other half of the English muffin. Makes one sandwich, approximately 350 calories.

Spinach Stuffed Portobello Mushrooms 4 large portobello mushrooms, wiped clean with a damp paper towel ¼ cup reduced-calorie Italian dressing or balsamic vinaigrette, divided use ¼ cup chopped red bell pepper

1 clove garlic, finely minced 2 10 oz. bags baby spinach ¼ cup grated parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Twist or cut the stems off the mushrooms; chop the stems and set aside. With a spoon, scrape the gills out of the mushroom caps and discard gills. Use one tablespoon of the dressing to brush the tops (rounded sides) of the mushroom caps; place the caps rounded-side down in a shallow foil-lined baking dish. Heat the remaining dressing in a sauté pan over medium-high heat; add the mushroom stems, red pepper

and garlic; cook and stir for two minutes. Add the spinach; reduce heat to medium and cook until spinach is wilted. Spoon the mixture evenly into the mushroom caps and sprinkle with the parmesan cheese. Bake for 18-20 minutes or until the mushrooms are tender. Makes two servings, approximately 300 calories per serving.

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chicken broth ¼ to ½ tsp salt 2 cups diced cucumber ¼ cup finely chopped red onion 2 cups halved grape tomatoes 2 Tbsp fresh lime juice 1 Tbsp red wine vinegar 4 Tbsp extra-virgin olive oil ¼ tsp cumin 3 cups chopped cooked chicken (a supermarket rotisserie chicken makes it easy) ½ cup chopped cilantro 1 ripe avocado, peeled and cut into thin slices See Good page 22


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17 days of fine dining Deana Lancaster Contributing writer

QUICK. Lace up those running shoes and hit the gym, road or treadmill. You’ve got just over two weeks to counteract some of the damage done by holiday feasting before the next eating extravaganza begins: Dine Out Vancouver. Now in its 11th year, Tourism Vancouver’s city-wide celebration of eating out allows diners to sample menus from more than 200 restaurants around the city, all for a prix fixe cost (price points are $18, $28 and $38 per person) and many with suggested BC VQA wine pairings, available at an additional cost. This year, Dine Out runs for 17 days, from Jan. 18 to Feb. 3. Participating restaurants and their menus will be revealed and reservations open on Jan. 7, though advanced reservations open for American Express cardholders tomorrow (Jan. 3). This year once again, the Dine Out festival also features events that spotlight the talented chefs, restaurateurs and food gurus who contribute to Vancouver’s reputation as a world-class culinary destination.

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GRANVILLE Island’s finest cuisine is set to be Plated and Paired with B.C. wines at the Public Market as part of Dine Out Vancouver 2012. Some of the festival’s most highly anticipated events include: ■ Plated & Paired at the Public Market — a rare, after-hours opportunity to taste the best of Granville Island paired with BC VQA wines. ■ The Grape Debate — a winefocused debate among industry leaders followed by tastings of more than 20 B.C. wines. ■ Hawksworth @ Holt Renfrew — an intimate evening at Holt Renfrew’s designer boutiques, featuring a champagne cocktail reception, informal modelling of the Spring 2013 collections, and dinner with wine and dessert by Hawksworth Restaurant. ■ Secret Supper Soirée

— a culinary-centred trolley tour including two secret dining locations, delicious food, cocktails, wine and entertainment. ■ Act 1, Eat 1 — a theatrical collaboration that pairs unique performances with communal dining at restaurants throughout the city. Dine Out also offers special hotel room rates and packages, with rooms priced at $78, $108 and $138 (per room, per night), and many are also offering food-focused packages guaranteed to please diners’ palates. Rates and packages are available for stays taking place Jan. 18 through Feb. 3, and can be booked through

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Good eating, less stuffing From page 21 Place the quinoa in a bowl and cover it with cold water; let sit for five minutes. Drain in a strainer and rinse until the water runs clear. Bring the three cups of water or broth to a boil in a medium saucepan; add the salt and the quinoa. Bring back to a boil, then reduce the heat to low. Cover and simmer 15 minutes or until quinoa is tender and translucent. Drain any residual water out of the pan; cover pan with a clean dish towel, replace the lid and let sit for 10 minutes. In a large bowl

stir together the lime juice, vinegar, olive oil and cumin; add the cucumber, onion, and tomatoes, then the quinoa, chicken and the cilantro. Toss together; taste and add salt and freshly ground black pepper to taste. Garnish with avocado slices. Makes six servings, about 350 calories per serving. Angela Shellard is a selfprofessed foodie. She has done informal catering for sports and business functions and enjoys entertaining family and friends at home. Contact Angela at ashellard@hotmail.ca.


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what’s going on

Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, nschorus.com or audreyowen@shaw.ca.

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*Sing Along Wednesdays: “Mr. Piano” Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca.

the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923. The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604987-6879. *Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail.com or 604-980-3132. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United

*Sing Along Wednesdays: Composer Michael Conway will lead a sing along to show tunes and other favourites the third Wednesday of every month, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Dropin fee: $5 at the door. Info 604925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-980-0108 or soroptimist@shaw.ca. Guests are welcome. *SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership

Bridge basics

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ROSE Miller checks out a game of beginner bridge. Classes are being offered at Silver Harbour starting Wednesday, Jan. 9. Fee is $40 for eight sessions. For more information call 604-980-2474. skills in a friendly supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Info: justin.dyer@ shaw.ca.

*byoVoice (bring your own voice): A choir that focuses on the joy of singing rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Repertoire will include a wide variety of styles

and languages, in ancient and contemporary forms. Participants need some musical ability, but do not need to read music. Fee: $120 per year. For more information go to lynnvalleychurch.com or 604987-2114.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

Park riding soars in popularity Skiing makes a comeback thanks to freestyle niche

Annie Ellison Contributing writer

THERE were times, back in the 1990s and 2000s, when the future of skiing was staring down an icy chute of uncertainty: among young people, the sport had all but reached the end of cool.

Just about every young person who wasn’t a competitive racer was trading in his or her uncomfortable boots, poles and skis for a simpler life on one board complete with soft, comfortable boots, marking a dramatic shift in slope culture. But the sound of ski boots clanking around ski lodges across Canada in 2012 means the poles and planks are not going anywhere and a lap through the terrain park on Mount Seymour confirms that skiing has made a raging comeback among young people, especially those focused on the freestyle niche of “park riding” — hitting features such as rails, boxes and picnic tables and spinning off of specially designed jumps. The traditional forms of freestyle skiing consisted exclusively of aerials and moguls which, true to their acrobatic roots, are judged stiffly on body position, form and flawless landing during twists and somersaults (much like Olympic diving). Because the judging was so technical, many skiers looked almost identical to the next when performing the tight inversions and rotations with the stiffness of a mummy. Freestyle skiing now encompasses half pipe, slope style and big air, in addition to aerials and moguls. Looking at the top three finishers in the slopestyle event at the final 2012 Dew Tour stop in Breckenridge, Colo. on Dec. 19, some observers noted that 2012 first place competitor Russ Henshaw showed a completely different riding style than third place finisher Henrik Harlaut. So how did we get here? For years, skiers were not allowed in terrain parks. Skis were too stiff and the edges were too sharp to do what the snowboarders were doing. What we know as the “new school” wave of freestyle skiing ultimately started off with mogul skiers hitting the terrain park, says freestyle ski

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ROB Wilhelmmson flies off a jump called “city booter” at Mt. Seymour. Following many skiers’ decision to hang up their poles and planks for snowboards in recent years, skiing has made a major comeback among young people, particularly those focused on park riding, hitting features such as rails, boxes and picnic tables, as well as spinning off of specially designed jumps. coach Devyn Slocum. In 2005, Salomon rolled out the Teneighty, the first ever soft, twin-tip ski and revolutionized the sport by allowing skiers to ride backwards.

“From there it just kept rolling,” says Slocum. During the 1990s, snowboarding was doing everything the rigid, old school ski community was holding back. Snowboarders

broke all the rules, built jumps and features in terrain parks, slid rails in urban environments and challenged the status quo. To this day, established mountains such as Alta Ski

Resort in Utah do not permit snowboarders in the downhill area. Mike Douglas, the mastermind behind the See Snowboarding page 25


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Snowboarding paved the way for park skiing From page 24 Teneighty, was one of the coaches who encouraged his freestyle riders to mess around and play in the park in addition to their training, says Slocum. “That helped to break out of the stiff, old school thing,” says Slocum. Some would say that this ability to experiment and mess around on the mountain is what is drawing skiers back from “the dark side,” but skiing is branding a whole new dark side of its own. “If snowboarding hadn’t come in the park, skiing wouldn’t have come in the park,” says Slocum. Something that snowboarding brought to the hill from skateboarding was the ability to ride in either direction with either foot forward. This versatility in how to land and take off saw snowboarding progress immensely in its first 20 years. But for skiers, the switch isn’t merely to the other foot, it’s riding backwards. Before skiers could ride, take off or land backwards, it was difficult for them to progress. “Going from a straight air to a 360 is a pretty huge step,” says Slocum. “Those half-rotations really allowed the sport to progress.”

“Steez” is all about riding with style. “It’s a huge part of park skiing,” says Slocum. “The big difference between aerials and free skiing is instead of having a specific style you’ve got to ride with, you have to have your own style. Judges in comps are looking for style,” he says.

“The big difference between aerials and free skiing is instead of having a specific style you’ve got to ride with, you have to have your own style. Judges in comps are looking for style.” — Devyn Slocum freestyle ski coach Now that the technology has caught up to the spirit of the times, skiers can do far more tricks on rails and big jumps than their snowboarding counterparts can.

“It’s just the biomechanics of having two feet that aren’t strapped in to the same thing,” says Slocum. “There are strange things that skiers can pull off.” Professional skier Andy Parry is continually inventing new tricks such as the “hippi killer,” which are pushing the boundaries of what skiers can do on boxes with separated feet. The hippi killer is a onelegged spin on the box with the other ski in the air behind the rider. Although “steez” primarily focuses on the riding, skiers are even bigger culprits than snowboarders when it comes to making catwalks out of cat tracks. With more flexible skis, riders can also do the butters (presses) on rails and other features with the relaxed style of snowboarders. Slocum hopes the “political parents” and extreme competition from racing do not carry over into the “new school” freestyle competitions, but that the protective equipment does. “Helmets are the coolest thing ever. You’ve gotta wear a helmet,” he says.

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INDEX Community Notices ....................................1000 Announcements ...............................................1119 Employment..........................................................1200 Education .................................................................1400 Special Occasions...........................................1600 Marketplace ..........................................................2000 Children ......................................................................3000 Pets & Livestock ...............................................3500 Health............................................................................4000 Travel & Recreation ......................................4500 Business & Finance .......................................5000 Legals ............................................................................5500 Real Estate ..............................................................6000 Rentals .........................................................................6500 Personals ...................................................................7000 Service Directory .............................................8000 Transportation ....................................................9000

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Obituaries

COFFEY, Patrick "Pat" Dec 26, 2012 Patrick "Pat" Coffey born December 1939 passed away peacefully December 26, 2012 in Maple Ridge. Predeceased by his wife Judith he will be missed by his children Brett (Megan), Dawne (Rob) Hartford and Lee, grandchildren Terra, Jack, Madison and Brant and numerous family and friends around the world. Pat will be remembered for his love of spending time with his family, his life long love of music and his beloved Toronto Maple Leafs. Services will be held on Thursday January 3, 2013 at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Ave., Port Coquitlam, BC. In lieu of flowers donations to BC Children’s Hospital would be greatly appreciated.

In Memoriam

BAY, Danielle

Feb. 6th, 1943 - Jan. 2nd, 2012

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HOSHOWSKY, Harry Mar 19, 1920 - Dec 26, 2012 In loving memory of a husband, father, grandfather, great grandfather, friend and musician, Harry passed away peacefully on Decembr 26, in his home, at the age of 92. Harry will be greatly missed by all. Join us in a celebration of his life on January 6, from 1:00 - 4:00 pm at the Ukrainian Cultural Centre 805 E. Pender Street, Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to the Association of the United Ukrainian Canadians (AUUC).

HUNT, Lorraine Edith

It is with great sorrow we announce the passing of our dear sister and aunt. Lorraine was predeceased by her parents, Sidney and Edith. Survived by brother, Gordon (Gail); nephews, David (Darlene), Steven (Tricia) Darren (Veronica), Greg (Nicole); greatnephew, Bradley; and great-nieces, Brittany, Sarah, Liana and Madison; also other relatives and good friends. Memorial service will be held at First Memorial Burkeview Chapel, 1340 Dominion Avenue, Port Coquitlam, BC., Saturday, January 5, 2013 at 1:00 p.m.

In lieu of flowers, charitable donations of your choice would be appreciated. Condolences may be sent to the family by visiting www.firstmemorialfuneral.com

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Lost & Found

MURRINS, Richard Patrick

Feb. 25, 1947 - Dec. 18, 2012 After a brief and private battle with cancer, Richard 'Dicky' Murrins peacefully slipped away surrounded by friends at Vancouver General Hospital on December 18th, 2012. Dicky was born and raised in St. John, New Brunswick among six brothers and five sisters. Dick had a special connection with his sister Sylvia and his niece Melissa. Passions were baseball, Boston Red Sox, hockey, Leonard Cohen and cars. His many friends, family, and the automotive community will miss Dick. A memorial will be held on Saturday January 5, 2012 from 1 pm to 4 pm at Johnny’s Automotive, 999 West 1st Street in North Vancouver, BC. Phone 604-924-5331.

SIGNORELLI, Calogero

The Lord took Calogero Signorelli home on December 28, 2012 after being blessed with 92 years. Born in Enna, Sicily, he, his wife and 2 children immigrated to Canada in 1956 seeking a better life. He is survived by his loving wife of 64 years, Concetta, 4 daughters: Maria (Mario), Yolanda (Brian), Rita (Richard), Rosanna (Paul); grandchildren: Carmelo (T.J.), Cristina (Dylan), Lisa, Luisa, Richard, Carla, Sara; greatgrandchildren:Terica, Mario and Alexis; brothers: Luigi and Giovanni. Predeceased by grandson David. We thank our Church community, caregivers: Jenny, Emielyn and Sawit; LGH and Margaret Fulton Staff. Prayers – Holy Trinity Church, 2725 Lonsdale on Thurs. Jan. 3 at 7 pm. Funeral Mass – Fri. Jan. 4 at 11am. In lieu of flowers, donations may be given to the Holy Trinity Building Fund.

Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221 www.hollyburnfunerals.com

WINRAM, Jean Henderson (nee Laurie)

Announcements

May 5, 1926 - Dec. 26, 2012 It is with deep sadness we announce the transition from life to death of Jean Winram. She passed away peacefully on Dec. 26 in the early morning hours at North Shore Hospice. Predeceased by her beloved husband Hugh, survived by her daughters Carol Nedved (Ed), Diane Winram (Gord), sister Anne Nelson (Ken), goddaughter Catherine (Don) and many cherished nieces and nephews. Ecclesiastes 3: “To everything there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven. A time to be born, and a time to die, a time to weep, and a time to laugh, a time to mourn and a time to dance.” As we have come to realize how fragile and precious life is, it has always been in God’s hands and His time. Even in death, there has been healing. We would like to express our appreciation to Dr. Anita Early, Dr. Anis Lakha and the North Shore Hospice staff and volunteers for truly helping Mum to die with dignity and grace. Thanks also to so many special friends for their prayers, visits, cards, calls and support. In an effort to respect Mum’s wishes, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, donations to Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre would be gratefully appreciated, Mail to 144 East 22nd Street, N.Van, BC V7L 4L5 (Attn. Annwen). − Fare thee well my friends −

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DAISY is still missing! Grey and white female cat. Gone since Sept.11th. Any information please call 604-988-5196 CAR KEY FOUND for TOYOTA, near Lonsdale at E. 8th Street (near the Grizzly Bear). email: damira@shaw.ca

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CHRISTMAS TREE CHIP-UP & BOTTLE DRIVE 30th Seymour Scouts

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Bring your tree & returnable bottles to Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Highway & support your local Scout Jamboree fund. Chip-up by donation.

Sat., January 5th & Sun., January 6th 10am - 4pm Tree Chip-up services provided by Davey Tree Services

OIL PAINTING Signed: Wilson. $40. Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street North Vancouver

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Above Ground plot in a mausoleum $29,000. Located in prestigious Forest Lawn Memorial Park in Burnaby. Above ground, plot in a garden mausoleum setting. Permits burial for family of four. Incls two exterior decorative vases. Priced at market value. 604-272-7250 or 604-874-2423 FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948

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AT LAST! An iron filter that works. IronEater! Fully patented Canada/U.S.A. Removes iron, hardness, smell, manganese. Sine 1957. Visit our 29 innovative inventions; www.bigirondrilling.com Phone 1-800-BIG-IRON BIG BUILDING SALE... “”THIS IS A CLEARANCE SALE. YOU DON’T WANT TO MISS!”” 20x20 $3,985. 25X24 $4,595. 30X36 $6,859. 35X48 $11,200. 40X52 $13,100. 47X76 $18,265. One End wall included. Pioneer Steel 1-800-668-5422 www.pioneersteel.ca collectible typewriters $100-$175, singer sewing machine

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HP COLOUR laser printer $75, Illuminite speakers 3 way, 150 watt 2 sets $50, samsung printer cartridge new $20, antique safe $950, handpainted wood art + more home decor onyx & brass handcarved articles indoor/ garden items. 604-922-8141 Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H YEAR END SALE - Dry Maple, Alder, Birch.7 days wk incl Xmas/ New Years. Rod 604-985-7193

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MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207

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

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FIREARMS

All types wanted, estates, collections, single items, military. We handle all paperwork and transportation. Licensed North Shore dealer. 604-960-0045

STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800

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Winter Warmth Soup’s On

When it’s cold and dreary, it’s time to make soup. This one is quick and nutritious, with nothing out of the ordinary for young taste buds. Sometimes onions don’t appeal to picky eaters - either cut them into larger pieces so they can be picked out, or puree them in a food processor and they’ll be missed. Ingredients: Protein – 1 lb hamburger, three Italian sausages, or a can of rinsed and drained lentils. 2T olive oil, 1 large chopped onion, 3 diced carrots, 1 can tomato paste, 2 cloves minced garlic, 3 beef or veggie bouillon cubes, 4 C water, 1 bunch chopped kale, grated parmesan. Instructions: Brown and drain hamburger or bake the sausages and cut into small pieces. In a soup pot, cook onion, carrots and garlic in olive oil until onions are translucent. Stir in tomato paste, bouillon, water and meat or lentils. Bring to a boil, then simmer until carrots are soft, about 35 minutes. Add kale and cook until tender. Serve sprinkled with parmesan. Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

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Beauticians/ Barbers

TAMAN SARI Royal Heritage Spa Inc. Whistler spa requires six F/T permanent placements for Javanese spa massage & esthetician treatments (salary$15.50/hour, 30 hr/wk). Secondary school education Min. 6 months training in accredited massage programs, including Javanese massage. Min. 1 year exp. in traditional Indonesian (Javanese) Spa industry. Resumes to: jully—tamansarispa@yahoo.ca

General Employment

Alarm TQ Orion Security Systems Ltd. is seeking a senior alarm technician experienced with Honeywell/ Ademco Multiplex, Keyscan, ULC Fire Monitoring and some CCTV experience. We primarily work in industrial, educational and commercial. Resume may be faxed to 604-444-3368.

PART TIME & FULL TIME POSITIONS available at a busy North Shore equipment rental company. We require mechanically minded people with basic computer knowledge and above average customer service skills. Experience is not necessary. Great work environment! Please send resume to seanlehmann@ dynamic-rentals.com drop off at 105 Fell Avenue North Vancouver or fax: 604-987-8176

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Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.

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2 NEW POSITIONS OPEN 1. Personal Lines CSR - energetic sales oriented with a level 1 or 2 license. Min. 1 - 2 years’ exp. 2. Junior CSR - sales oriented. Level 1 license preferred but will train right person. We offer top wages and benefits. Email: ibiresume@shawbiz.ca

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★ LA CUCINA RESTAURANT ★ is looking for a F/T Dishwasher. Apply in person 1509 Marine Dr. North Van 604-986-1334

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Management

HR Manager P/T 3 days/wk. Health care/home support industry. Min 5 yr exp., designation req. Email to kelly@livingwellhomecare.ca

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Social Services

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

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PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

TRUTH IN ''EMPLOYMENT'' ADVERTISING Glacier Media Group makes every effort to ensure you are responding to a reputable and legitimate job opportunity. If you suspect that an ad to which you have responded is misleading, here are some hints to remember. Legitimate employers do not ask for money as part of the application process; do not send money; do not give any credit card information; or call a 900 number in order to respond to an employment ad. Job opportunity ads are salary based and do not require an investment. If you have responded to an ad which you believe to be misleading please call the Better Business Bureau at 604-682-2711, Monday to Friday, 9am - 3pm or email inquiries@bbbvan.org and they will investigate.

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CRIMINAL RECORD? Don’t let it block employment, travel, education, professional, certification, adoption property rental opportunities. For peace of mind & a free consultation call 1-800-347-2540.

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BUSINESSES FOR SALE

PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089

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6008-02

Abbotsford

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

6008-18

New Westminster

NICE ORIENTAL SERVICE

604.986.8650

1050 Marine Dr. North Van. (by McKay) parking at rear

Condos/ Townhouses

6008-30

For Sale by Owner

6015

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

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

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

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

6008-06

Chilliwack

6008-26

Port Moody

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

PALM DESERT: 4BDRM/3BTH 73860 White Stone Lane 4 Bdrm, 3 full baths, Pool, Spa, outdoor Grill, in center of Shadow Mountain Golf Course, large yard, 8 citrus trees, great views North & South, all amenities, remodeled with all high end appliances & high quality fixtures, 2 high efficient furnaces & air conditioners, on dead end short street with little traffic & fairways on both sides of home, selling furnished. $795,000. email: amlarson77@gmail.com

6008-28

Richmond

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

S. Surrey/ White Rock

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

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

6008-12

6020

Houses - Sale

6020-01

6008-30

Surrey

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

Real Estate

6020-02

Abbotsford

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

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $310,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

6012

6020-06

7015

Escort Services

Port Moody

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

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

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

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

5 ACRE South Langley horse property right on South Langley Regional trail. Clean, bright & updated, older 2368 sq ft, 2 bd home – Barn, stalls, x-fenced, pasture. 604-323-4788 PropertyGuys.com ID: 76788 GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $213,900 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576

6015

For Sale by Owner

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

Chilliwack

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

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

6020-22

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

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

New Westminster

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

6020-24

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595

6020-30

Any Price, Any Location Any Condition. No Fees! No Risk!

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

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

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

Coquitlam

Houses - Sale

❏WE BUY HOMES❏

www.HomeBuyingCenter.ca

Coquitlam

Langley/ Aldergrove

6020-08

6020

604-435-5555 / 604-786-4663

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

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

Chilliwack

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

6020-12 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

6008-42

Houses - Sale

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

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

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

6020

6020-06

Surrey

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

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

7010 Personals Lily’s Relaxation Centre AmazingMassage! Open: 10am-10pm

6008

Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.

Burnaby

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS

Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of: KRISTOFFER FRIMANN PAULSON (Deceased) 4182 Dollarton Highway, North Vancouver BC V7G 1A2. Who died on March 3rd, 2012, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executors. KRISTOFFER PAULSON and KAI PAULSON C/O David H. Stoller Barrister & Solicitor 801-100 Park Royal South, West Vancouver BC V7T 1A2 on or before February 15, 2013, after which date the Estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. KRISTOFFER PAULSON and KAI PAULSON, Executors.

RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584

IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226

Legal/Public Notices

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: Diane Amelia Barnwell, Deceased, formerly of 1066 West 22nd Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia. Creditors and others having claims against the estate of Diane Amelia Barnwell, who died on November 21, 2012, at North Vancouver, British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor at #2700 - 700 West Georgia St., Vancouver, BC, V7Y 1B8, on or before February 1, 2013, after which the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Bank of Nova Scotia, Executor. Alexander Holburn Beaudin + Lang LLP, Barristers + Solicitors.

Langley/ Aldergrove

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

6008-04 5505

6008-12

6008-14

Borrow Up To $25,000

www.PitStopLoans.com 604-777-5046

Condos/ Townhouses

Condos/ Townhouses

Need Cash Today? Own a Vehicle?

No Credit Checks! Cash same day, local office

6008

UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $819,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604 NICOMECKL RIVER hiking trails nr this1279sf 2br 1.5ba tnhouse w/pool, $224,900 778-240-3699 see uSELLaHOME.com id5512

NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546

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

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

Find your perfect home at

househunting.ca

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


REAL ESTATE 6020

Houses - Sale

6020-34

6025

Industrial/ Commercial

6030

Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A29

Lots & Acreage

6050

Out Of Town Property

RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

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

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

Surrey

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

6505

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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

6035

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

Mobile Homes

BLOW OUT 1100SF 2br 2ba dbl wide, must be moved off Abbotsford site SOLD!!! SOLD!!! see uSELLaHOME.com id5315

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

2 BDRM, 2 BATH + DEN Spacious, Loft-style Condo 25 mins to Downtown 1250 sq ft 10’ ceilings, reclaimed brick wall. Very cental, located in Queensborough. Stainless steel appliances, in-suite laundry, large storage room, walk-in closet / ensuite in master bedroom, hardwood floors, granite countertops. Lots of shopping, transit, other amenities nearby. Pets OK. $1,900 per month. 604 377-2016 cathyserraglio@gmail.com

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

North Van Apt. Rentals

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

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

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

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

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

6065

Recreation Property

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

6020-36

Tsawwas.

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

6020-38

6505-12

Other Areas BC

Okanagan/ Interior

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

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

6050

Out Of Town Property

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

List It. Sell It. Guaranteed.

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

Craig Can’t Do That. Why? Trusted Sellers You know the sellers and so do we. No scams. No concerns. VYn RdZe j^_gih_jhX

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Local Buyers You know your community and you can trust the folks you know.

2 BR $1150, Feb 1, central Lonsdale, hw flrs, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418 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 2BR $1050, Jan 1 or 15/2013. Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, view, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501

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

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

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

3 BR’s $1450 & $1525, hardwood flrs, incls heat, hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. No Pets, refs, avail Jan 31st, 778-320-1554

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

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

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

195 21st Street BELLEVUE TOWER Studio - $1250 1 BR - $1550 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.

One low price includes one newspaper ad in 2 markets + one online ad on 12 web sites until sold*! Craig can’t do ZeTZX k^\fhZ Y]iTZd_f Ti[l k^\fhZ `^_dZ^\d_fl We do the work. You get what you need – fYT\T_ZhhiX UTbb ^\ S^^c ^_bd_h _^RX

HOT SPOT FOR SALE 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

1 BR ($1300) & 2 BR ($1800), suites $1800. Available Jan 1 & Feb 1. Well maint ste with d/w. Professionally managed building close to all amenities with new fitness centre. No pets, 1 yr lease. Call 604-983-6920

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

For information call

604-630-3300

1BDRM/ 1BTH Dundarave Village. Large 1 bdrm apt with view balcony in central Dundarave. Laundry downstairs. Available immediately. $1200/ month. No pets 604-922-0181 or email info@pr-insurance.ca 2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384

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

JAN 1ST, SHORT TERM Furn 1 or 2 BR apts, Lower Londs, grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082

2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, 1 BR & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

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

1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated 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

Houses - Rent

4 BDRM, 2 bath, 2 prkng spot, cls to school, bus, mall, $1900+util 604-562-2710 604-987-1844

DEEP COVE seaside cottage, 2 br, fp, hardwood, lrg deck , garage ns $2325. 604-929-5191 DUNDARAVE CHARACTER home lrg crnr lot, 5 bdrm, 2 bath, A v ai l F eb 1 $3 1 0 0 m n t h 1-604-223-1150 bjkyle@shaw.ca PARKGATE MALL 4 BR, 2 bath, rec room, fp, 5 appls, $1800 NP NS, avail NOW 604-988-3206

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6595

All Utilities Included

North Vancouver 144 W. 14th St MARLBOROUGH TOWER

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

6540

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites

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

Trusted Vendors, Local Buyers

604-630-3300 www.nsnews.com

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

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

CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304 HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611

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

2 BDRM , inc cable, hydo, net, $1800 mnth Ambleside close to bus 604-913-0990, 604-786-0990

West Van Apt. Rentals

1BR $860 16/St George, large, incld heat & hotwater, nr bus/ shops, no pets, ns, 778-889-4719

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

6040

Vancouver East Side

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

6020-52

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

1 BDRM & bath, $875 inc utils, shar’d ldry, ns, np, suit 1, Queensbury Keith, NOW 604-986-8443

www.vancouvershortstay.com

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

Call 604-922-8815 to view.

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

Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691

1 BACH (Lonsdale & W 5th) avail NOW, ns/np gtd prkng, 604-983-9469 $830 inc heat, h/w 1 BR & 2 BR, large, hw flrs, bright avail Jan 1, incl heat/hw, cntrl Londs, ns/np, 604-617-3602

6522

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

2 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, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1200 incl utils, avail now, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1BR BSMT, bright, w/d, d/w, suit 1-3 n/s, Ambleside, Cat OK, bus, $995 incl utils 778-848-2747 2 BDRM 7 app,grnd lvl, garden new fl and bath, $1200, Lonsdale/ 29th 604-986-0513 ns/np

2BDRM BSMT SUITE; Grand Boulevard area Feb 1; quiet, no smokers, would suit working professionals; 1600 sq ft; No Pets; $1,650 monthly; utilities not included. sjwdjs@telus.net 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, Jan 1, 604-728-2620 L eg al 2 BR garden s t e, Ambleside, great cond, nice big kitchen, inste ldry, South facing patio, prefer 1, $1450 incl utils, NOW, NS/NP, 604-926-1430

6605

Townhouses Rent

2 BR large, nr Edgemont, 1.5 bth, 5 appls, deck by stream, fp, ns, no dogs, $1665/mo, 604-922-9400

6615

Wanted To Rent

Looking for Parking Spot to rent around 15th and Lonsdale area. Please call 778-628-1118.

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

Call 604-630-3300 to place your ad


A30 - North Shore News - Wednesday, January 2, 2013

SANTA’S SAVINGS 08 FORD RANGER SPORT

11 YUKON DENALI XL

STK 950700 WAS $16,900

STK K950970 WAS $59,900

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

Collectibles & Classics

9129

Luxury Cars

9130

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

4x4, every option.

Auto, a/c, V6.

NOW $12,998

NOW $52,420

12 CHEV SONIC LS

12 CHEV CAMARO CONVERTIBLE 2SS RS

STK 951430 WAS $14,900

STK 951240 WAS $41,900

5spd, only 16,000kms.

Loaded

NOW $11,998

12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT

NOW $36,844

09 CHEV EXT CAB

9 pass, 4x4, loaded.

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

NOW $43,890

NOW $36,900

STK951110 WAS $48,900

WAS $39,900

11 CHEV TAHOE LT HYBRID

11 GMC TERRAIN SLT-2

STK 951410 WAS $46,900

NOW $42,900

WAS $38,900

12 GMC ACADIA AWD

11 BUICK REGAL CXL

STK 950850 WAS $35,900

STK 951300 WAS $28,900

Nav, DVD, 4x4, loaded.

8 pass, loaded.

AWD, loaded Stk 9949910

NOW $32,900

WANT A VEHICLE BUT STRESSED ABOUT YOUR CREDIT? Christmas in November: $500 cash back. We fund your future, not your past. All credit situations accepted.

www.creditdrivers.ca 1.888.593.6095

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

NOW $26,480

12 CHEV SUBURBAN LT

09 DODGE JOURNEY SE

WAS $48,800

WAS $18,995

Loaded, only 57,000kms. STK 868022

4x4, 9 pass, leather, loaded.

NOW $43,890

NOW $16,800

10 CHEV IMPALA LT

08 CHEV MALIBU LT

WAS $16,900

WAS $15,900

V6, auto, loaded. Stk 950230.

Sunroof, loaded.

NOW $12,998

08 PONTIAC MONTANA

NOW $12,851

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

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

nsnews.com

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

Which SUV sips gas like a subcompact?

NOW $9,688

WAS $23,900

04 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

STK 8G56302. WAS $17,900

WAS $68,900

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

1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

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

Research vehicles on driving.ca

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

9125

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

9145

Scrap Car Removal

FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 alexstowingscrapcarpickup.ca

“We all live in a yellow submarine.”

Domestic

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

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

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

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2002 BUICK RENDEZVOUS CXL AWD 7 Pass. 1 Owner! Sale by owner. Blue ext/grey leather interior. 3.4 Liter V6 185HP 4-speed auto, AM FM stereo, CD player, full power; heated seats, lumbar support, power windows, doors, seats, and sunroof, fog lamps, alarm keyless, backup sensor. Good cond. $4995.00 Email: Kevin@gdm-ca.com Call: Kevin @ 604-765-5840 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $37,500 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

9160 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $24,600obo. Gord 778-300-2538

(The Beatles)

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

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

Sports & Imports

1998 HONDA Goldwing SE + Champion Daytona 2+2 conv. sidecar, loaded, 36K, new cond, classic, $14,900. 604 945-0376 1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,500. 604-786-6495

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

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

WAS $13,995

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

9155

12 FORD FUSION SEL

V6, auto, loaded

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

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

We Loan Our Own $$$$

Leather, sunroof, loaded

NOW $30,742

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

NOW $19,900

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

New Year’s Specials

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

Nav, rear DVD, mint. Stk 951380

NOW $14,900

NOW $64,800

Bad Credit • No Credit • Bankruptcy Proposal • Collections

NO PROBLEM GUARANTEED APPROVAL

Call Greg 604-987-5231 ~ Approval Canada

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

604-630-3300 www.nsnews.com

2004 Buick Century Dark Grey, local, a/c, keyless entry, immaculate. #DU039152B. Was $6,995

Now $3,590

1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039 1994 PONTIAC Trans Am GT red with grey int., well maint., lady driven $4800. Serious inquires only. Ph 604-997-2583

2011 Accent GL 2dr hatchback, silver, local, a/c, keyless entry, security. #1183. Was $11,995

Now $10,960

2011 Nissan Versa 1.8S Hatchback, Silver, only 45,045kms, pwr group. #1175. Was $14,995

Now $13,497

Forget updating and monitoring ads. We do the work. You get what you need – guaranteed! Book today!

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

Now $23,960

$49 includes one print ad (in 3 markets), + one online ad (on 12 websites) until sold*. Craig can’t do that!

Northshore Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van

2013 Hyundai Sonata GLS Grey, only 422kms, alloys, sunroof, pwr group, #DGO11779A. Was $24,995

Time to buy or sell a boat or home? Look for it in our guaranteed classifed ads. No matter what you have to sell – a car, house, boat, furniture or collectible – guaranteed classified ads get the job done. Just list it and sell it for one low price.

*some conditions apply

Duramax diesel, rare 5 speed.

2007 Hyundai Azera Limited Black, only 65,617kms, moonroof, leather. St#1179. Was $15,995

Now $13,930

2010 Toyota Corolla CE Beige, only 29,000kms, local, MP3/CD. #1178. Was $ 14,995

Now $13,460

2012 Mitsubishi Outlander 2009 Toyota Camry Hybrid White, only 4772kms, local, AWD, alloys, Grey, local, low kms, leather, moonroof, pwr pwr group. #CU205193A. Was $25,995 group. #DH212874A. Was $22,995

Now $23,830

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

1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596

Now $22,530

Northshore Auto Mall • 855 Automall Drive North Vancouver • 1-866-664-8713 • www.jphyundainorthshore.com D#6700

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


Wednesday, January 2, 2013 - North Shore News - A31

AUTOMOTIVE 9160

Sports & Imports

Central Auto North Shores Best

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards

9160

Sports & Imports

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

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

604.984.7714

2009 Mercedes C230 4Matic $26,850 2006 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $22,850 2005 Mercedes Ml350 4Matic $16,850 2006 Mercedes Slk280 $22,850 2010 Smart, Only 48,000kms $8,850 2004 BMW X3 2.5i AWD, Only 41,200kms $14,850 2003 BMW X5 3.0i AWD, Only 98,000kms $5,850 2003 BMW X5 4.4i AWD, Only 94,000kms $15,850

Re-Opening Jan 2 OR BY APPOINTMENT

2002 Acura MDX AWD, Only 99,000kms $12,850 2003 Audi A4 3.0 Quattro, 76,000kms $12,850 2004 BMW 325i, 4dr Sedan, Only 52,000kms $13,850 2006 Toyota Camry, 77,600kms $12,850 2007 Toyota Yaris, 52,000kms $9,850 2005 Mazda 3, 5spd, 98,000kms $6,850 2003 Honda Accord Coupe, 90,000kms $9,850 1992 Lexus LS400, 131,000kms $5,850

Happy New Year

843 West 1 St. N.Van st

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542

2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $7,500 OBO, Call 778-279-1490

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

9173

Vans

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

9515

Boats

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

2012 AUDI A4 Quattro, Premium, 29,000km, $46,500, panorama sunroof, auto, monsoon grey, black leather interior, all season tires. Snow tires optional. 604-764-8044

Over 500 Cars Available Through our 9 Dealerships!

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

Bad, None, or NEW CREDIT?

How to write a classified ad that works. Writing an effective classified ad is easy when you use these time-tested principles. • Use a keyword. Start your ad with the item for sale, service offered or the job title. • Be descriptive. Give customers a reason to respond. Advertisers have found that the more information you provide, the better the response. • Limit abbreviations. Use only standard abbreviations to avoid confusion and misinterpretations. • Include price. Always include price of the item for sale. • How to respond. Always include a phone number (with area code) and/or street and email address.

To place your ad call:

604-630-3300

SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925

8030

Cleaning

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com CLEANING SERVICE. Reas rates, specializing in homes. Guar work. Refs avail. 604-715-4706

8073

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

PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

Drywall

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

• Repairs • Renovations • New construction • Textured ceilings Prompt service. Free estimates.

Richard Wood

Cell 604-671-0084 Email: rkmillwood@gmail.com 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

8080

Electrical

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332

2006 ALFA Luxury Mtr Home 330 CAT Diesel Pusher, 6 new tires, 35,500mi. Equiped with everything, too much to list! Exc cond. $117,000. 604-767-3894

ELECTRICIAN #37940 Free ests - Reasonable rates. 604-842-5276 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087 2008 NASH 25’ 5th whl, q bed, rear kitchen, 1 slide $19,000. Ph 604-792-2201 Chilliwack

Excavating

# 1 DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & DEMOLITION

one mini, paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones. Water / sewer line, 24 hours Call 341-4446 or 254-6865 2009 BIGFOOT 30MH28TE Top of line, immaculate, loaded, low kms, $88,650. 604-230-7546

8100

Fireplaces

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

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

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

Flooring/ Refinishing

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

8125

8125

Gutters

Gutters

A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

604-984-4147

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

Continuous Gutters Leaf Protection Systems Fascia Covers Soffits & Siding New Construction & Renovations Fully Insured/WCB

604-868-1373

www.citywidegutters.com

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

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

10x10 = $150/month

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

AFFORDABLE MOVING

ROOFING & DRAINS

CITYWIDE GUTTERS Continuous gutter installs, leaf protection, new & renos. BBB, Ins.WCB. 604-868-1373 citywidegutters.com

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

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Cedar Shakes Shakes •• Cedar Flat Roofing Roofing •• Flat •• Asphalt Asphalt Shingles Shingles •• Roof Roof Maintenance Maintenance

WEST SIDE GUTTERS 15% OFF 604-722-1105

FREE ESTIMATES

8130 -

Handyperson

GENERAL HELP

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

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

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

8160

604-980-6683 1 to 3 Men

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467)

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

8220

Plumbing

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

DELBROOK

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE LOCAL PLUMBER - Licensed, insured,GASFITTING, renos, Repairs. VISA 604-929-6956 WESTMOR Plumbing Ltd Res/Com, Professional Service flat rate 7 days/wk 604-551-8531 Lic - Ins - Bonded

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 Actual Plumbing & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

BOOK A JOB AT

FENCES, DECKS, Concrete Form Work, Retaining Walls, Garages. Larry • 604-338-9272

A.A. BEST PRO

Quality Home Renovation Int/Ext Kitchen & Bath www.OnSiteRenovations.com Call Mike Getzlaf 604 351 9316

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawns, General Clean-Ups, Trimming, Topping, Pruning, etc. Free Estimates.

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

8175

Masonry

8180

Home Services

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

Roofing

PARK ROYAL We’ve got you covered

604-987-ROOF (7663) All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500 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 SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

www.jimsmowing.ca

T-A STONEWALL. Rockwalls, paving stones, Allan block walls, etc. 987-8155 / 250-4117 ww.tastonewall.com

Offer may change without notice.

Renovations & Home Improvement

8250

OAC

Accord & Civic Qualify

STORAGE price WARS

8240

1580 Bay St. Bottom of Mtn Hwy Use our truck for free!

Rates From As Low As

Ask us for details

Moving & Storage

ALLIANCE GUTTER moss removal, gutter cleaning. Will Beat Any Reputable Estimate 15 yrs exp. Steven 604-723-2526

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

1.49%

8185

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

Drainage

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105

8105

TODAY'S SUDOKU ANSWERS

Carpentry

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

8075

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

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

Appliance Repairs

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

We Loan Our Own $$$$ Guaranteed Auto Loans Call Bryan 1-888-815-1314 www.kiarichmond.com

8015

8055 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

YOU WORK? YOU DRIVE?

HOME SERVICES

North West Roofing & Renovations Re-Roofing & Repair. WCB & liability insur. Jag, 778-892-1530

8255

Rubbish Removal

BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable. STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009 www.studentworksdisposal.com

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

New Year, New Look Refer to the Home Services section for all your home improvement, decorating, and design needs.


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North Shore News January 2 2013