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THIS week marked the beginning of the end for the Canadian penny. But few shop owners were feeling sentimental along Lonsdale Avenue for a coin most said has outlived its usefulness. “It’s probably overdue,” said Jess Porter, manager of Bean Around the World on Lonsdale, about the decision by the federal government to stop circulating pennies. “They usually end up in the tip jar anyway.” As part of the plan to phase out the penny, the Royal Canadian Mint stopped producing the one-cent coins last May. This week, the mint stopped handing the pennies out to banks, a move that will eventually see the penny slip out of circulation. The government decided to discontinue the penny because it costs more to make the coins than they are worth — each penny costs 1.6 cents to produce. The government See Still page 5
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COMPETITOR Jason Noel strains against a 121-kilogram weight in the Clean and Jerk section of the Olympic weight lifting competition held at Crossﬁt North Vancouver on the weekend. After competing in the lifting event on Saturday, 70 male and female athletes faced a day-long Crossﬁt challenge to determine the overall winner. See more photos in the Photo Galleries section at www.nsnews.com.
City ices Harry Jerome for a year Brent Richter email@example.com
CITY of North Vancouver council is “hitting the pause button” on redevelopment of the Harry Jerome Recreation Centre. Council voted Monday night to postpone discussions and a vote on the basic layout of the lands, recreation facilities and residential buildings on the site until January 2014. The city needs to do more outreach and planning before committing to a design and funding strategy, council agreed.
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The design that council deferred acting on was the one most preferred by surveyed members of the public last fall, but it was simply “not good enough” as-is for council members. “This is a huge project and I’m prepared to work hard enough to get it right. I think it needs more public process,” said Coun. Guy Heywood. Council and staff used community input to help narrow down
potential designs from ﬁve to three, but in doing so created an “unhappy compromise” meant to “offend the fewest sacred cows around the precinct.” “And I’m not sure that’s a good way to do the long-term planning of the city,” Heywood added. Council members also had stark reservations about including 350,000 square feet of residential development in a series of towers and low-rises between 21st Street and Highway 1. Previously, council had directed staff to include that much condo space in the design, to help offset about half of the $70 million See Cash page 3
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Smart meter holdouts gain some time
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WEST Vancouver resident Eva Lyman says she’s going to remain vigilant to make sure BC Hydro doesn’t install a smart meter on her property, despite recent hopes the corporation may be softening their stance on the controversial devices.
Lyman describes herself as part of the population that is “electro hyper sensitive.” Even the small amount of radiofrequency exposure emitted by the wireless meters when sending data is enough to give her headaches and
panic attacks, says Lyman. Since a smart meter was installed in a neighbour’s house nearby, “I’ve had to move out of my room,” she said, or risk sleepless nights and irregular heartbeats. Lyman said she’s determined not to have a smart meter installed on her property. “It’s not like walking by something,” she said. “You cannot turn it off.” Recently, it seemed the Crown corporation might be softening its stance on smart meters. A group opposed to smart meters circulated a letter from the ofﬁce of Liberal MLA Gordon Hogg, which appeared to reassure one of his constituents they wouldn’t be forced to accept a smart meter. Ofﬁcially, however, Hydro’s position hasn’t changed. Greg Alexis, a spokesman for the corporation, said Hydro is taking some extra time to speak with smart meter holdouts. While those conversations continue “we will not install a new meter for these customers unless we have their permission,” he said. Alexis said BC Hydro isn’t making any ﬁnal
decisions on what will happen over the next several months. But he added, “The reality is at some point every household needs to have a new meter; the old meters are getting obsolete and they eventually will not be approved to operate in Canada anymore.” Lyman says the corporation has been talking to her but has yet to convince her on the smart meters. “We’ve been corresponding and I’ve been refusing it,” she says. Lyman says she thinks the conciliatory tone from BC Hydro is merely to keep a lid on things until after the provincial election. Mike Burns, another West Vancouver resident who has been refusing to have a smart meter installed, agrees. “They just want to . . . tell you how great it is, but in no way have they ever mentioned an optout provision,” he said in an email to the North Shore News. So far, health authorities have said the new meters pose no more of a health threat than household appliances like microwaves
and cellphones that also emit electromagnetic radiation. But a growing number of smart meter refusniks say they don’t believe that. “From everything that I’ve researched on wireless smart meters, I don’t believe they are safe forlong-termmicrowaveradiofrequencyexposure, which BC Hydro downplays, nor do I think they have the right to install telecommunications equipment on private property without the owner’s consent,” said Burns. So far, BC Hydro has installed about 74,000 smart meters on the North Shore — to about 94 per cent of customers. Most of the 4,500 homes that don’t have smart meters yet are because the homeowners are refusing to have them installed, said Alexis. The cost of installing the smart meters is $930 million. The crown corporation says the program will pay for itself by providing $1.6 billion in savings through cutting down on wasted electricity and cutting out electrical theft from grow-ops.
Cash for density, build up amenity fund: Bookham From page 1
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YOUNG local swimmers Raha Reiravana (left), 8, Elija Sim, 8, and Riley Tam, 10, wait outside a lengthy City of North Vancouver council meeting for their parents to speak on behalf of a 50-metre pool at Harry Jerome rec centre.
the rebuild is expected to cost. Coun. Pam Bookham took the opportunity to call for building up the city’s community amenity fund by forcing developers to put up cash in exchange for extra density, instead of swapping it for community amenities as they do now. “The only other alternative is raising taxes, borrowing money and this kind of development on the so-called residual lands. If you want green space here, if you want lower development, you have to be prepared to consider those other alternatives,” she said. Unlike high density projects around 13th and Lonsdale, the neighbourhood around Harry Jerome never had any urban planning or ofﬁcial community plan designation for highrises, Coun. Craig Keating added. “I think much more process is needed and I’m not in favour of going ahead and simply jamming as much density as we can to get the biggest economic bang for the buck. I think we need to work differently,” he said. While every member of council expressed a desire to see Harry Jerome rebuilt to a standard that would satisfy today’s users as well as the next generation’s, there is no reason to rush a decision, Mayor Darrell Mussatto said. “The good news is the facility is not in need of imminent closure. It can still function. It may not function as best as everyone wants it to, but it does function,” he said. The long delay gives pool users, who have been lobbying hard for the new Harry Jerome to include a 50-metre pool instead of the proposed 25-metre one, time to persuade council. “I’m not opposed to a 50-metre pool but I have to be very clear about it: that we cannot, as a city, carry that burden alone. It’s too expensive for our municipality to do that,” he said. Mussatto challenged the pool users to continue seeking grants, and fundraising, and return to lobbying the District of North Vancouver and the District of West Vancouver, both of which have residents who use the Harry Jerome pool.
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NORTH Vancouver RCMP have arrested a man they say is responsible for at least two arsons Monday night, and possibly a third. North Vancouver City Fire Department responded to three burning vehicles in the central Lonsdale area between 4:45 p.m. Monday evening and 2 a.m. Tuesday. Police arrested their suspect on the scene of the last torched vehicle behind the Bank of Montreal at Lonsdale and 15th, just after 2 a.m. While they have been able to link him to the second ﬁre, which was reported around 10:30 p.m. outside an apartment building on 26th Street, police don’t know if the suspect is connected with the ﬁrst ﬁre. In that incident, ﬁreﬁghters extinguished a fully engulfed vehicle in the parkade of an apartment building at 121 West 21st St., just after 4:45 p.m. One resident of the building was taken to Lions Gate Hospital to be treated for smoke inhalation but he
has since been released. Residents were kept from their homes in the building until 7 p.m., but the ﬁre did not affect any of the units, according to Dave Owens, assistant ﬁre chief. Police are hoping the public can help them trace the movements of the suspect leading up to his arrest. He is described as a white male, 21 years old, standing six feet tall with an average build. He was wearing a black motorcycle style leather jacket over an orange sweater at the time of his arrest. “We’re very thankful that nobody was seriously injured in these ﬁres,” said Cpl. Doug Trousdell, spokesman for North Vancouver RCMP. “Fires of this kind pose a huge risk to the public and to the emergency services personnel, especially in a densely populated area.” The man remains in police custody pending a court appearance. Police are looking to charge him with arson and mischief. Anyone who saw someone matching the suspect’s description is asked to contact the North Vancouver RCMP economic crime and arson unit at 604-9851311.
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SMOKE billows from an apartment building on West 21st Street in North Vancouver Tuesday evening. A car had been torched in the parkade.
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Wednesday, February 6, 2013 - North Shore News - A5
Still pay a penny electronically
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has estimated it costs about $11 million a year just to supply pennies, which most people don’t ﬁnd very useful. Alex Morabi, of Looney World on Lonsdale, said he’s been in Canada 27 years and still can’t remember a time you could actually buy something for a penny. When he ﬁrst arrived in North Vancouver, “You could buy something for 15 cents, but not a penny,” he said. Morabi said if phasing out the penny saves the government money it can spend on other programs, it makes sense. Morabi said between 60 and 70 per cent of
the transactions at his dollar store are paid with cash. While the penny is still circulating, Morabi said he’s still giving out and accepting the coins rather than rounding up or down — but in practical terms, he doesn’t worry if customers are short a couple of cents. Pennies can still be used indeﬁnitely in transactions. But as the supply of pennies dwindles, the government is encouraging businesses to round cash transactions up or down to the nearest ﬁve or 10-cent increment. Electronic payments and payments made with cheques won’t be affected. Porter said she’s planning to wait until April when the province switches from the HST back
to the PST to make the change. Juan Carlos Paez of La Zuppa restaurant said he doesn’t think the rounding will make much difference to his business. Most people will probably be glad to see the penny go, he said, if only because the heft of the coins in people’s wallets generally outweighs their usefulness. A number of local groups collecting for charity are still happy to take the pennies off people’s hands. Reg Marrinier of North Shore Credit Union said pennies don’t even have to be rolled to hand in there. “They can just bring them in in bulk,” he said. “We’ll take care of the counting.”
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FTER an awkward public brouhaha, B.C. Auditor General John Doyle has ﬁnally told the B.C. government where they can put their two-year job extension offer. ForDoyle,there’slikelyreliefatleaving a position made increasingly untenable by overt political gamesmanship. Too bad for us that B.C. is losing a powerful public watchdog. During his term, Doyle has been dogged and fearless in his attempts to force the government to account. Whereas political rhetoric by the opposition is often easy to dismiss, Doyle’s reports — supported by meticulous research — have garnered attention and pulled few punches. In one report, he roundly criticized the way accountability for spending within the legislature itself was largely non-existent. He delved into the decision
to pay the legal costs of civil servants who pled guilty during the B.C. Rail trial. He repeatedly took the Liberal government to task for not following standard accounting procedures. Not surprisingly, it hasn’t been a comfortable ride for the governing party. Such is the relationship between the watchdog and the watched. It is regrettable that those in power chose to take out their frustrations at Doyle’s conclusions in such a personal fashion. The episode underscores the need to revisit how the auditor general is appointed. A single, longer term is one idea that has obvious merit. We can only hope that Doyle’s eventual replacement will be equally determined when it comes to defending the interests of the province and being unafraid to speak truth to power.
DNV’s hobbits have little vision
Dear Editor: District of North Vancouver councillors, can’t see out of their own burrows, correction, borough. Coun. Roger Bassam at least got one thing right: “the need for one municipal government on the North Shore.” The latest decision by the district not to fund a 50-metre pool jointly with the city clearly demonstrates this. Coun. Alan Nixon was the one lone voice of intelligence and common sense on council to question as nonsensical the funding of a 25-metre pool at the William Grifﬁn Recreation Centre while the city funds a 25-metre pool at Harry Jerome two kilometres away.
You do not have to be an aquatic user residing on the North Shore to be angered by the district’s decision. All tax-paying residents should be livid. Should the district’s protection of its petty ﬁefdom triumph over simple common sense and economics? Or should we build a facility that would beneﬁt the greater good of all residents on the North Shore irrespective of where they live, district or city, and cater to all user groups at a cheaper cost for us as taxpayers? The reason and need for a 50-metre pool can be taken even further. Ron Andrews Recreation Centre on district land, although not slated for replacement, does have a limited lifespan, like all structures. With a 50-metre
pool its replacement will not be necessary. Two for one or even three for one; lets do the math on that. The only thing holding back a no-brainer solution is the location, basically being on the wrong side of the municipal street. The mindset of district council is reﬂected in comments like that of Coun. Lisa Muri: “I cannot recall us being asked for a contribution for a facility that’s not within our municipality.” Coun. Bassam you hit the nail on the head: Yes, we do indeed need only one municipal government on the North Shore — and decisions like this will be easy. Graham Hadﬁeld North Vancouver
Lions Gate might be the best hospital in B.C. Dear Editor: Having spent time in Lions Gate Hospital in December and January, I totally disagree with the Jan. 18 letter, More Nurses Would Improve LGH Care. Seems to me, living on the North Shore, has given writer Joanne Penney a heightened sense of self-entitlement. She asks for extra nurses, yet, in three days, she was cared for by six nurses. The complaint about the food being absolutely awful and no menu made me remember my time as a nurse in war time Britain more than 70 years ago. All food was rationed, so patients’ relatives brought them some of their own rationed food in paper bags. Slices of Spam, pig’s trotters, horsemeat shepherd’s pie — delicious!
During the time I was in Lions Gate, ﬁrst of all in the emergency ward, a wonderful group of young, efﬁcient, intelligent male and female nurses cared for me. I was then transferred to a small nook in the ﬁrst aid treatment ward, nurses run off their feet night and day. I was on a gurney, as were the other patients, very comfortable, excellent food and constant activity. New Year’s Day arrived, and between announcements over the loudspeaker, came a lady wishing us a happy new year and a clock was chimed. I thanked God for this place I was in, maybe the best hospital in British Columbia. Jessie H. Tompkins West Vancouver
No sense to leashed dogs in Headwaters Dear Editor: The new regulation stating that dogs must be walked on leash in the trails in Lynn Headwaters is totally unreasonable. At the entrance to the headwaters, in the picnic area, it makes sense. Beyond that area, on the Lynn Loop and other trails, it makes no sense at all. In fact, it can be dangerous to have a dog on a leash while negotiating certain sections of these trails. It is no fun for the person and no fun for the dog to have them on a leash. For years, families have been walking dogs off leash in this area with no problems. Personally, I have been walking these trails for many, many years, have never had a problem with dogs off leash. In fact, during my walks, I rarely see more than a few people each time. Apparently there was “an incident” involving a dog and because of this everything has changed. This is a wilderness area. If people cannot handle an encounter with a dog, what are they going to do when they encounter a bear? There are many areas where people can walk without dogs — Rice Lake and the Demonstration Forest to name a couple, but fewer and fewer off-leash trails. There are more people that own dogs than do not, and now one or two people have ruined it for all who own wellbehaved dogs and get exercise and enjoyment walking our local trails. If you disagree with the new rule that dogs must be on leash in Lynn Headwaters trails, please contact Regional Parks, Metro Vancouver and voice your concern. Debra Dunne North Vancouver
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Hoping for happy endings
“I am conﬁdent that, in the end, common sense and justice will prevail. I am an optimist, brought up on the belief that if you wait to the end of the story, you get to see the good people live happily ever after.” — Cat Stevens
ALL evidence to the contrary, I am an optimist.
Common sense and justice can prevail and, with a fullyinformed electorate, future elections can result in ethical administrations that will place integrity and accountability at the forefront of every decision they make. The answer as to whether or not this will be so may be signalled as several stories currently in motion play out to their respective ends. Federally, provincially, regionally or locally based, each initiative will affect North Shore residents. In no particular order of importance here they are: Federal #1: In vulnerable economic times, whose interests were being considered in June 2012 when the government decided to relax the allowable spending limits for cross-border shoppers? The new limits were raised to $200 and $800 for shoppers staying in the United States for 24 hours and 48 hours or more, respectively. The rationale escapes me because, sympathize with the
shoppers or not, a HarrisDecima poll reported that of approximately four million Canadians who planned to visit the U.S., 54 per cent intended to take advantage of the new limits. Handing a lottery win to American enterprises in the face of lost sales for Canadian small business owners and increased government deﬁcits doesn’t make any sense to me. How much has this country forfeited in trade volume and federal, provincial and gasoline tax revenues? (Clue: TransLink has some of the answers.) Federal #2: When America catches a cold, should Canada run to the medicine cabinet? The answer suggested by last Thursday’s revelation in the New York Times is, “You bet!” Judging by the speed with which the story hit Canada’s mainstream media, we can only hope it was forcibly brought to the notice of FIPA-bound Prime Minister Stephen Harper.
In brief, reporter Nicole Perlroth’s Jan. 30 story revealed that Chinese hackers have persistently attacked the paper for the last four months, inﬁltrating its computer system and acquiring passwords for its reporters and other employees. The premise that persuaded the Times to engage outside security experts and to notify the FBI is that the hacking commenced shortly after Oct. 25, 2012, when the paper published an in-depth online story about the fortunes of China’s prime minister, Wen Jiabao. The gentleman, it seems, was not amused. Perlroth writes, “attacks that have been traced back to China suggest they . . . are behind a far-reaching spying campaign aimed at an expanding set of targets including corporations, government agencies, activist groups and media organizations inside the United States.” Yet, while all this was going on, Harper was readying his Canada-China Foreign Investment Promotion and Protection Agreement (FIPA) for signature. So if that 32-year agreement is ever signed into force, how long will it be before we feel the wrath of military-style, Chinabased hackers who, according to Perlroth, have been targeting Western journalists since 2008 as part of an effort to identify and intimidate their sources and contacts if they dared to criticize a Chinese action?
Federal #3/Provincial #1: On Oct. 19, 2011, the federal government awarded what has been referred to as an $8-billion shipbuilding contract to North Vancouver-based Seaspan Marine Corporation. Premier Christy Clark was buoyant that day as she predicted the project would provide around 4,000 jobs — a feather in the cap for her muchtouted jobs plan. Exactly one year later a press release announced that Seaspan will invest approximately $200 million to upgrade the Vancouver and Victoria shipyard infrastructure. It is unclear whether those dollars are corporate dollars or whether they are part of the federal $8 billion. The answer is important because, if the latter is the case then we should expect the new facilities will be publicly owned assets. Also of interest will be the breakdown of jobs and direct and indirect spin-off beneﬁts North Vancouver and Vancouver Island communities should expect from the project. Will the non-combat ships actually be built in British Columbia? Or are they to be largely constructed offshore for assembly in North Vancouver and Victoria? What exactly is the timeline and has it already been extended? What will be the relationship between Seaspan and SNC-Lavalin and will it involve Lavalin’s Upper
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CHILDREN are usually spared the responsibility of dealing with monthly bills, but at Chartwell elementary in West Vancouver students are paying special attention to mail from the utility companies. Approximately 100 students in grades 4 to 7 are participating in an educational program focused on family sustainability. The newly dubbed “watt watchers” have been tasked with collecting their houseNEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld hold bills from BC Hydro and Fortis Natural Gas, monitoring CAMRYN Therrien (left), Soheil Nouri and James Celmanis take a reading from their homes’ utility meters, and Chartwell elementary’s BC Hydro meter. inputting the data into a web Bayley will return to the school Feb. 18 to help the kids program. The project is being led by Roger Bayley, a professional brainstorm energy-savings strategies, such as turning off unused engineer and expert in sustainable living development. The goal, lights or taking shorter showers. In early April, the students will he says, is to increase students’ awareness of their daily energy use report back on how much energy their families were able to save. Awards will be presented to the biggest savers. and strategize ways to save power and money. “Those children In the meantime, Bayley is seeking out North Shore business will inﬂuence and impact their parents’ understanding of energy and conservation and the value of energy in their homes,” Bayley sponsors to make a cash contribution based on the kilowatts collectively saved. He is also proposing that parents donate their said. total utility savings back to the school. He visited Chartwell last week to launch the project. Chartwell principal Aron Campbell said he is pleased a “(The kids) were really enthused about it and there’s a lot of variation, of course, between the different living circumstances sustainability expert is willing to give his time to such a relevant that they have,” he said, explaining the students’ utility bills student learning opportunity. If all goes well, Bayley hopes to expand the meter-reading ranged from $18 to $860, depending on the size of the home and program to other North Shore schools next winter. number of family members living there.
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THE City of North Vancouver unveiled its 10-year draft ﬁnancial plan Jan. 28 with a ﬁnalized plan slated to be submitted to council Feb. 25.
Council is currently choosing between a two- or a three-per-cent tax increase for 2013, with the heftier tax hike providing $400,000 for the Harry Jerome rebuild. City staff are scheduled to conduct a survey of city residents in advance of that meeting. City tax-rate hikes have declined for the past ﬁve years, dipping from a four per cent increase in 2008 to a two per cent
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Honourees Mairead Brennan and Kirsti Jamison Members of the North Shore Optimist Club held their 21st annual Youth Appreciation Awards Dinner at Cheers Restaurant in North Vancouver Jan. 22. The club reached out to groups they support ﬁnancially, asking them to make recommendations regarding youths who they felt were deserving of special recognition. Local teens were honoured for their athleticism, volunteerism, perseverance and accomplishments.
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Call for Gardeners: The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is seeking beautiful North Shore private gardens to feature in the 2013 Art in the Garden Tour that will take place May 25 and 26 from noon to 5 p.m. (rain or shine). The selfdirected tour brings together visual artists, musicians and gardeners. Submissions can be made by calling 604-988-6844 or emailing info@nvartscouncil. ca. Deadline: Friday, Feb. 15, 5 p.m. Info: nvartscouncil.ca.
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DESIGNING storage spaces in a home might seem like one of the more prosaic parts of an architect or designer’s job but in reality the creative provision of storage not only improves the functionality of a home
In his inﬂuential book on architecture A Pattern Language, architect Christopher Alexander describes a design truth that has changed little in the three decades since he wrote it: “The provision of storage and closets usually comes as an afterthought.” Every activity and function within a home has speciﬁc storage requirements associated with it and meeting these requirements in a pleasing and effectual way requires forethought at the beginning of the design process and not at the end. Storage areas and closets should be seen as planning opportunities rather than as obstacles. Here are a few strategies I employ when
designing for storage. When working on a layout I like to utilize the physical volume of storage spaces and closets as buffers or transitional areas between rooms in a house. Imagine a corridor with a built-in bookcase running its length and doors leading from the corridor, through the bookcase to rooms beyond. The door entrances will need to puncture through the bookcase to reach the rooms they access, requiring an individual entering a room to pass through the combined thickness of the both the bookcase and the wall. This added thickness deﬁnes a sense of entry and enhances a feeling of moving through something to enter the room rather than just stepping into it. Using the physical thickness of a storage
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Super Survivors: A program for families with children ages ﬁve to 11 Monday, Feb. 11 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Participants will play a survivor game and learn about the many uses of native plants. Fee: $25 per non-member family or $15 per member family. Registration required: 604-718-5898 or firstname.lastname@example.org. GardenSmart Workshop — Pruning 101: An introduction to backyard fruit tree pruning Sunday, Feb. 17, 10 a.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, 230 West Keith Rd., North Vancouver. A hands-on workshop to learn how to help backyard fruit trees thrive with fruit tree expert David Tracey. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info: northshorerecycling. ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops. Seedy Saturday: A celebration of heritage varieties and organic gardening featuring more than 30 growers, seed companies and exhibitors Saturday, Feb. 23, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. There will also be seed inspired activities for kids. Admission by donation. Info: vandusengarden.org. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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Winter a good time to ogle showy tree bark walked through the garden. “I am looking for trees with good bark to plant in my garden — and nothing boring, I want spectacular.”
Todd Major “SHOW me some good bark,” she said as we
That was part of a conversation I had last week with an interested gardener from Seattle who was visiting the UBC Botanical Garden. She was visiting friends in Vancouver and stopped by the garden to look at the extensive plant collections in search of one thing: good bark. Winter is deﬁnitely a good
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bark that ﬂakes and exfoliates in pieces and strips, quite lovely. There is, however, one problem with almost all birches, the bronze birch borer which is a vigorous bark beetle that loves to eat birch trees. The Himalayan birch (Betula utilis jacquemontii), white birch (Betula papyrifera) and the European birch or silver birch (Betula pendula), are all susceptible to the bronze birch borer. The river birch (Betula nigra) has moderate to good resistance to bronze birch borer depending on where it is planted and how it is pruned. Its bark is pale white with cream and orangeypink highlights that exfoliates in strips and pieces. This tree is a bit large for most yards growing 20 metres at maturity, but lovely nonetheless. The maples (Acer species) are known to produce some good barkers within their ranks. The Manitoba maple (Acer negundo) has attractive whitish streaked bark when young but it’s a big grower, too big for most yards but it can be continually pruned every other year to keep it small which also produces the most colourful young stems and bark. The coral See Japanese page 18
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PROFESSIONAL photographer Jack Cash took photographs for the Burrard Dry Dock shipbuilding company that was once at the foot of Lonsdale Avenue. He also took shots of his family, like this one of his son in 1942. This truly belongs on a special card, but what would it say? Send ideas to twitter.com/NorthVanMuseum, #timetravancouver.
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ﬂakes off in pieces and strips. Growing about ﬁve metres in 10 years this tree’s virtue is not only its bark but its ﬂame red fall colour.
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Monday, February 11
Newholiday,newtraditions When Julia Staub-French asked her kids what their family should do on Family Day, her four-year-old son answered: “We should stay together.”
His use of the words “stay together,” and not “be together” are interesting, notes Staub-French. He was saying, “Let’s not leave each other, let’s just stay together,” she explains. Staub-French is the executive director of Family Services of the North Shore, and is also a registered clinical counselor.
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There are many external forces that drive families these days, such as school, work, and extra-curricular activities, she notes, and the upcoming Family Day holiday is a good opportunity for families to focus on the internal forces that drive their family and
help them stay connected. Her son’s words are a good inspiration for what to do on B.C.’s new statutory holiday: just be together. To be connected to ourselves and connected to others is a healthy state to be in, notes Staub-French. It’s important to our wellbeing to feel like others are with us in the world, and being with our families is the primary place where we can feel we’re not alone, she explains. “When we feel alone and disconnected from others is when, especially kids, can feel anxious and feel like they don’t have ‘the village’,” she says. The primary “village” we have is our families. They
can provide that connection and togetherness that we need to thrive. “A lot of times we get disconnected because the external world is forcing us to go in different directions,” suggests Staub-French. “Families are doing this more and more and we have to be careful that we’re not all going in different directions all the time, that there’s a place we get to come back to.” The dinner table is a place where families can reconnect at the end of each day, and Family Day is a time when families can start new traditions for staying connected. “Here is a day to practice and hopefully take some of this on throughout the year because trying to wall off the world a little bit so that we can truly be with each
other as families can be very difﬁcult,” says Staub-French. Her recommendation for Family Day: turn off the TV, turn off the computer, turn off the smart phones, and focus on your family. “When was the last time you really looked in your child’s eyes? Really looked at them and really tried to really listen to them and hear what they’re saying and feeling and what they’re wanting to do?” asks Staub-French. Another tip: Let the kids decide what the family should do on Family Day. “Because kids might say, ‘Let’s stay in our pajamas all day’,” says Staub-French. One of the biggest barriers to quality family time is the expectation of what good and active families do, that TURN TO PAGE 21
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“What about one day when they can just be?” It’s ﬁne if families want to arrange activities to do together on Family Day, says Staub-French. For example, her eight-year-old daughter has suggested the family go swimming together. The key is to let the kids design the day. This is especially important for teens who are continually balancing their need for independence and connection. Allowing teens to contribute to or decide the plan for the day provides opportunities for both. The key word to remember on Family Day is “we” (including, perhaps, “What should ‘we’ make for breakfast that day?” Making breakfast together could be a fun start to Family Day).
theday In 2011, the B.C. government announced that there would be a statutory holiday to celebrate families starting in 2013. Family Day is already celebrated in Alberta, Saskatchewan and Ontario, but on the third Monday of the month. Manitoba and PEI also have statutory holidays on the third Monday in February but they are not ofﬁcially referred to as Family Day. B.C. residents were asked to vote online to decide if the new Family Day holiday would be on the second Monday in February or the third Monday in February. On May 28, 2012, the government announced that the Family Day holiday will be on the second Monday in February. With the addition of Family Day, the province now has 20 statutory holidays. ■ SOURCE: GOVERNMENT OF B.C.
It’s important to note that these ideas apply to all family types: single-parent, two-parent, grandparents parenting, guardians, new parents and experienced parents. And it may be important to expand your deﬁnition of family on this day depending on your personal situation. People who don’t have children or who don’t have family in close proximity or emotion can connect to their circle of friends or to their community or to the earth in some way, says Staub-French.
“Connecting with ourselves and with others is a healthy state of being, and this is a great day to meditate on that and focus on that.” Family Day is a good day to get back to basics, she adds. “This is one holiday that Hallmark hasn’t gotten a hold of yet, so let’s claim it for ourselves ﬁrst and create our own traditions before the consumer world gets a hold of it and tells us what we’re supposed to be doing.” ■ ROSALIND DUANE
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thefun GROUSE MOUNTAIN On Family Day, Grouse Mountain will be offering 50 per cent off lift tickets and general admission for all B.C. residents.
All of Grouse’s regular winter activities will also be in operation. In addition, Grouse Mountain has a number of activities planned during the week leading up to Family Day. ■ Snowshoe Grind Mountain Run on Saturday Feb. 9. Open to snowshoers of all levels, this fun and social event can test your skills on the trails or just be a leisurely trek with friends, you decide your speed. The route follows the Snowshoe Grind and Dam Mountain loop trails for an overall distance of approximately ﬁve kilometres.
■ 24 Hours of Winter on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 a.m. until Sunday, Feb. 10 at 10 p.m. Grouse Mountain turns back the clock to 2010 to celebrate 24 Hours of Winter in honour of the Olympics anniversary. Various Grouse activities will take place for 36 consecutive hours, including afterdark snowboard and ski contests, sunrise snowshoe treks, sunset zipline tours, and more. ■ Family Day Pancake Breakfast, 7:30 a.m.–10 a.m. at the base of Grouse Mountain, by donation with all proceeds going to Free The Children. ■ Family Sleigh Rides, nonstop from 8:30 a.m.–10 p.m. ■ Family Scavenger Hunt Grouse Mountain Frisbees will be hidden around the Peak of Vancouver, see how
many your family can ﬁnd and win prizes. ■ Snow Painting Station Use spray bottles and squeeze bottles ﬁlled with food colouring to create imaginative pictures in the snow. ■ Terrain Park Jam Session amateur competitions that anyone can enter showing off their skills on skis and snowboards from 11 a.m.–1 p.m. at the Quiksilver Terrain Park with prizes for the winners. MT. SEYMOUR Mt Seymour is offering 50 per cent off lift tickets, 50 per cent off Discover Lesson Packages, and 25 per cent off Next Step Lessons on Family Day. The mountain is also hosting Family Snow Day on Feb. 11, which includes free tobogganing or $10 off tubing to the ﬁrst 150 people
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CYPRESS MOUNTAIN On Family Day, Cypress Mountain is offering 50 per cent off Scooter and Child lift/trail tickets. Starting Friday night before Family Day, Cypress will feature Gnarly the Bear mascot appearances, musical entertainment, ﬁreworks, events and other activites throughout the weekend. MAPLEWOOD FARM Maplewood Farm is offering $5 pony rides on Family Day. ■
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NHLmom offers tips
Linda Staal is not a typical hockey mom. She and her husband Henry are in an elite league of their own having raised four professional hockey players: Eric, Marc, Jordan and Jared Staal, all of whom grew up to play in the NHL.
healthy. Setting the breakfast table the night before can save precious time in the morning. And making oats in the slow cooker overnight can also make breakfast preparation effortless.
Linda is now a spokesperson for Quaker Oats, and, in a recent press release, offered the following tips for other hockey parents.
■ ENCOURAGE KIDS TO HAVE FUN We have always encouraged our sons to be the best they
■ MAKE TIME FOR FAMILY MEALS TO STAY CONNECTED When the boys were younger, our fridge was always full of nutritious food to help them grow and perform their best on and off the ice.
Linda Staal, seen in the photo at right, is the mother of four sons, seen in their younger years in the photo above, all of whom grew up to play in the NHL. She offers tips to other hockey moms.
Even with our busy schedules we always made time for a nutritious breakfast together. I would prepare oatmeal because it was quick and
can be and feel good about their accomplishments. We wanted the boys to enjoy themselves and always have fun at hockey. We didn’t judge their success by the scoreboard alone. They worked hard, but having fun was just as important.”
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List highlights alternative fund options Dave Paterson Contributing writer
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signiﬁcantly eroding capital. However, for those reinvesting distributions in a nonregistered account, this isn’t as big a concern. ■ Fidelity Monthly Income Fund The fund, which just scored a Fundata FundGrade A+ Rating for 2012, aims for a mix of income and capital gains. To do this, the fund invests in a mix of ﬁxed-income and highyielding equity investments. Unlike the BMO or RBC offerings, this fund will invest outside of Canada. As of Nov. 30, more than a third of the fund was in global securities. It has also been the most volatile and the most expensive, with a 2.29 per cent MER. Despite the higher costs, returns have been strong, posting topquartile performance for the past ﬁve years. ■ Mawer Balanced Fund
The target asset mix of this high-quality offering from Calgary-based Mawer Investment Management is a fairly typical 60 per cent equity and 40 per cent ﬁxed income. Unlike the other funds, which invest in individual securities, this is a fund-of-funds that invests in a mix of other Mawer funds. It will invest globally, and as of Dec. 31, held more than 35 per cent outside Canada. Despite this, volatility has largely been kept in check. The MER is very low, coming in at 0.98 per cent. And to top it off, the fund landed a Fundata FundGrade A+ Rating for 2012 as well. The biggest drawback to this fund is that the minimum investment is $5,000, which puts it out of reach for the smallest of investors. Stuck on RBC? No problem. Just build your own RRSP-
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Study shows mentors boost child’s esteem Parenting Today Kathy Lynn
CHILDREN do not learn in a vacuum.
When it comes to learning about society they look to the signiﬁcant adults in their lives for guidance and direction. This also applies to developing self-esteem. These adults act as mentors to children. A mentor is typically a wise and trusted counsellor or teacher, or an inﬂuential senior sponsor or supporter. Kids need adults who care about them to mentor them to a successful adulthood. But not all children have this important resource and that’s where Big Brothers Big Sisters come into play. Each Big Brother Big Sister agency has speciﬁc eligibility criteria for children’s involvement in their agency’s programs that essentially guides enrolment. Generally, mentoring programs are available to young people six to 18 years of age from diverse backgrounds. The youth are referred by schools, parents or guardians and are those who can beneﬁt from the one-to-one attention of another adult (a carefully screened adult who can share their interests,
listen to them, and act as a guide and support). Canada’s largest mentoring organization is turning 100 and is celebrating with a year-long public education campaign to give Canadians fresh insights into the societal value of youth mentoring. To mark the launch of this national effort, Big Brothers Big Sisters and the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) are releasing the ﬁrst results of one of the largest mentoring studies ever conducted. The ﬁve-year study, which tracks the experiences of almost 1,000 children and teenagers registered with Big Brother Big Sisters agencies across Canada, found that those with a mentor are signiﬁcantly more conﬁdent in their academic abilities and considerably less likely to display behavioural problems. Whether or not the children we know would be candidates for the organization we can all learn about the value of mentoring relationships with youngsters. It’s easy to get so involved with the day-to-day details of child raising that we can miss the importance of identifying with each child as an individual. What matters to her? What are her primary interests? From that we can share our interests and work with her to understand that what she cares about matters. We can support, educate and even challenge our children to move forward from their strengths. Because generally speaking, what we like and enjoy is what we are good at. Success breeds success. Some key ﬁndings from the study are: ■ Girls with a Big Sister are two and a half times more likely
than girls without a mentor to be conﬁdent in their ability to be successful at school. ■ Boys with a Big Brother are three times more likely than boys without a mentor to suffer peer pressure-related anxiety, such as worrying about what other children think or say about them. ■ Mentored boys are two times more likely to believe that school is fun and that doing well academically is important. ■ Mentored boys are also two times less likely than nonmentored boys to develop negative conducts like bullying, ﬁghting, lying, cheating, losing their temper or expressing anger. The breadth and detail of this study is such that these current ﬁndings are just a small sample of what will be released in the months and years to come. Each new release of ﬁndings will further illuminate the extent to which mentored children do better. Do not underestimate the value of mentoring the children in your life. If you know a child who is lacking this support, contact your closest Big Brother Big Sister organization. Canadians who have a story to tell can participate in BBBSC’s 100th birthday celebrations through social media by giving a “big shout out” to the special people who made a difference in their lives — be they parents, extended family members, coaches, teachers, employers or a volunteer Big Brother or Big Sister. People can tell their mentoring story to the Big Brothers Big Sisters community by visiting thebigshoutout.ca. parentingtoday.ca.
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Amber Lalonde, 12, Larson elementary Art teacher: Jason Haywood Favourite art: drawing Favourite artist: her sister Sabrina Her teacher writes: Amber’s talent is evident in all of her drawings. Amber often includes her emotions through her choices of colour and subjects. Young Artists of the Week are selected from North Shore schools by Artists for Kids for displaying exceptional ability in their classroom artwork. For details, visit artists4kids.com. NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld
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Staples Canada is donating computer labs, valued at $25,000 each, to 10 elementary and secondary schools across the country. The program is part of the company’s 2013 Recycle for Education Computer Lab Contest, this year presented in collaboration with Earth Day Canada. According to a study commissioned by Staples, almost one in ﬁve schools lack a computer lab, and more than half of the computer labs in Canadian public schools are outdated by more than two years. We live in a tech-driven society and students in elementary and secondary public schools spend nearly six hours in computer labs every week,
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Children’s Sale Table Rentals: Highlands preschool will hold a children’s sale Saturday, March 9, 9 a.m. to noon at 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Table rentals to sell new and gently used baby and children’s items are available starting at $35. Reservations: highlandspreschool.ca/schoolsales/. Red Cedar Book Club will meet on Wednesdays, Feb. 6, 20, March 6, April 3 and 17, 3:45-4:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Book titles nominated for the Red Cedar book awards will be discussed. There will also be snacks and activities. No registration required. Info: 604-929-3727. Teen Movie Night: Drop in to a screening of the musical comedy Pitch Perfect Wednesday, Feb. 6, 6 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Rated PG. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.
Lunar New Year: Celebrate the year of the snake with crafts, face painting, balloon twisting and a bouncy castle Saturday, Feb. 9 from noon to 3 p.m. at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver.
Crafts: Share the love with crafts, face painting, balloon twisting, a bouncy castle and cookie decorating Saturday, Feb. 16 from noon to 3 p.m. at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver.
Valentine’s Day Family Storytime: All ages are invited to drop in for 30 minutes of Valentine’s Day stories, songs and rhymes Wednesday, Feb. 13, 1:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. For details, visit the website westvanlibrary. ca.
Young Naturalists’ Club — Wake Up: Children ages ﬁve to 13 will go for a walk in the rainforest to search for signs that spring is around the corner Sunday, Feb. 17, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. To take part in YNC programs you must become a member of the club by signing up at ync.ca. Registration required: 604-990-3755.
Ampliﬁer Workshops: Free music courses for teens as part of the upcoming Ampliﬁer Competition at Kay Meek Centre in the spring. All workshops take place from 7:30 to 9:30 p.m. at the West Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Schedule: Movie Music and Sound on Feb. 15, and Soundz on March 8. No experience necessary. Registration: kaymeekampliﬁer. com. Classic Fairy Tales Series: Puppeteer Mirjana Heath will bring to life classic fairy tales from around the world featuring memorable characters and enchanting music Saturday, Feb. 16, 10:30 a.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: $8/$5. Reservations: 604-9257292. Info: silkpurse.ca. Valentine’s
ImagineandExplore— Sleepy Bears: Children ages three to six, accompanied by an adult, will discover what bears have been doing all winter Saturday, Feb. 23, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Sensational Sundays — The Studio: Bouge de la will perform a fusion of visual arts and dance for kids ages ﬁve and older Sunday, March 3, 2 p.m. at Centennial Theatre, 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Admission: $20/$10. Tickets: centennialtheatre.com or 604984-4484. Paciﬁc Spirit Children’s Choir invites kids ages ﬁve
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NORTH Vancouver writer and artist Lynn Ray reads to Capilano elementary students from the picture book she illustrated, One Winter Night, by Jennifer Lloyd. Ray, who runs the Bellevue Gallery in West Vancouver, has also illustrated the wordless book Hallelujah. The Angel’s Christmas, her third book with publisher Simply Read Books, is due out next fall. to 18 to their new season. Rehearsals take place Thursdays, 5-6:20 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Info: Gerald van Wyck, music director, 604-808-5231 or pschildrenschoir.ca. Pemberton Heights Mums’ Group meets the second Thursday evening of each
month at different members’ homes. Info: Shauna at 604984-4434 or smmarkham@ shaw.ca. Capilano Youth Orchestra welcomes new players ages ﬁve-25. Practices are held on Tuesdays, 4:15-5:15 p.m. for junior strings, 5:30-7 p.m. for intermediate orchestra and 7:15-9:45 for senior orchestra
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Coconut a favourite ﬂavour Eatery tops with tapas
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HAVING just come back from two blissful weeks on Maui, my thoughts are still turning to balmy breezes and tropical ﬂavours.
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I love coconut in all kinds of goodies (chewy coconut macaroons, chocolate-covered coconut bars or a family favourite called “coconut ice,” a British confection that’s completely addictive). If a recipe doesn’t stipulate whether to use sweetened or unsweetened coconut, usually it’s assumed that sweetened is to be used. Most recipes that call for unsweetened coconut will say so speciﬁcally.
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Cherry Coconut Squares I like to ice these with a butter icing ﬂavoured with the maraschino cherry syrup. Crust: ¾ cup all-purpose ﬂour 3 Tbsp icing sugar 3 Tbsp cold butter, cubed Filling: 2 eggs 1 cup granulated sugar 1 tsp vanilla extract ¼ cup all-purpose ﬂour NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld ½ tsp baking powder Pinch of salt CHEWY Coconut Macaroons are easy to make and are a popular sweet treat with a ½ cup chopped well-drained strong coconut ﬂavour. maraschino cherries until ﬁlling is ﬁrm. Cool and cut into squares. Makes about 30 ½ cup sweetened ﬂaked coconut squares. For the crust, whisk together the ﬂour and icing sugar. Cut in the butter until mixture resembles ﬁne bread crumbs. Press Chewy Coconut Macaroons mixture into a greased nine-inch, square baking pan and bake at 350 degrees until lightly browned, about 10-12 minutes. Cool on Two 200-gram bags sweetened shredded coconut a wire rack for about 10 minutes. While crust is cooling, combine 1½ 300-ml cans sweetened condensed milk (stir the remainder eggs, sugar and vanilla in a medium bowl and mix well. Add the into iced coffee for Vietnamese coffee (delish!) ﬂour, baking powder and salt and mix until well combined. Pour mixture over the crust and return to oven for 20-25 minutes or See Macaroons page 28
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From the long, burl wood bar table in the centre of the room to the ﬂat rock walls, and the compact open kitchen and bar all tucked into the cosy, low-ceilinged space, this Lower Lonsdale room feels like just the place I’d like to welcome friends for a get-together. It opened late in the summer, with a limited menu of Spanish tapas: bites traditionally served with a glass of wine while bar-hopping through the streets of Seville, Barcelona, or a tiny seaside town in Andalusia, which is exactly what El Matador’s owners — Paul Mon-Kau and Jeff Murl — did while researching their concept and menu. Tapa is the Spanish word for top. Traditionally, tapas were slices of bread, meat or cheese that could be placed on top of the wine or beer to keep the fruit ﬂies at bay. Today, tapas are a ﬁxed element of the culture, as Spanish as ﬂamenco, and, um, matadors. Mon-Kau and Murl have started slow at El Matador, with pinchos: simple tapenades, cured meats and cheeses atop toasted bread; smoked olives, honeyed almonds and stuffed mushroom caps. But according to the partners, the plan has
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always been to grow the menu to include charcuterie, fromscratch soups, fresh-baked bread and even homemade cheese. I decided to give it some time before visiting. I usually wait at least a month before reviewing a new spot anyway, to let it settle in; in this case I ﬁgured extra time to let the full menu roll out seemed ﬁtting. I dropped in last weekend for the ﬁrst time. I was instantly smitten by the intimate space — located in Starbucks’ basement rather than mine, darn it — although it’s a smidge too crowded. One less two-top squeezed against the wall, and spacing would be perfect. Compared to the original menu the roster of offerings is growing, but there is no sign yet of those soups, expanded charcuterie list, or housemade cheese. Still, you know what they say about good things and waiting, so I guess it just means a return visit in the future, which works for me, because I like the tapas at El Matador. It isn’t fancy; if you glance into the little kitchen behind the bar you’ll be impressed at how much is actually being produced and plated there. This tapas is the real thing: simple ingredients prepared simply. First up was a complimentary dish of smoked, pitted olives, then follow-ups were chosen with
checkmarks on the paper menu. All items — including cold tapas, ensalada, hot tapas, jamon and dessert — are $5 each. A glass of draft beer is also $5 (though it’s a pretty small pour), as are threeounce glasses of wine. Regular ﬁve-ounce glasses are $8. I appreciate the focus on Spanish and local wines, and on local craft beers. I sipped a very berried Beso de Vino blend of Syrah and Grenache, and an earthier Anciano Tempranillo. Bridge Brewing Company’s refreshing North Shore Pale Ale made the grade for my date, Big J. We sampled a decent crosssection of the menu. Not quite as addictive as Marcona almonds (one of my top 10 snacks of all time), El Matador’s version — whole natural almonds tossed in honey and salt — still get you reaching into the bowl for repeats. Baked and smoked chicken wings are saucy and spicy, while mushroom caps stuffed with diced shallots and crimini are a perfect mouthful. Spicy shrimp in sherry add some good kick to the spread, and chorizo sausage, scored and baked until the skin is crisp was an easy favourite. Also delicious? Carne picada, smoked, shredded and doused in tangy sauce. Serrano ham, cured and dried for 24 months, came smooth and salty, perfect for folding onto a toast; while bright-tasting salsa fresca added the perfect counterpoint to a round of grilled
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PAUL Mon-Kau, owner of El Matador, sits in his Lower Lonsdale restaurant. A selection of items from the tapas menu is seen in the photo below. goat cheese. We ﬁnished with a warm, spiced bread pudding. It’s worth emphasizing that tapas are bite-sized. You can eat a little or a lot, but El Matador is not the spot to come if you’re hankering after a generous serving of . . . anything, really. With no TVs, it’s also not the place to come and watch the game; there are pubs with big screens for that. This is a place for socializing, for chatting, for catching up with friends over snacks and a drink. Like my basement, but better. Including HST, our bill for the evening totalled $90.72. El Matador Social is downstairs at 131 West Esplanade, North Vancouver; 604-770-1717/ elmatadorsocial.com.
Macaroons made with minimal ingredients
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1 tsp vanilla extract 2 extra large egg whites, room temperature 1⁄8 tsp salt Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Combine the coconut, condensed milk and vanilla in a large bowl. Whip the egg whites and salt with an electric mixer on high speed until they hold ﬁrm peaks. Carefully fold the egg whites into the coconut mixture. Drop tablespoons of the batter onto parchment-lined cookie sheets; bake for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Let cool on sheets for ﬁve minutes then remove to wire racks to complete cooling. Makes about 20 macaroons.
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1 cup quick oats ¾ cup room temperature water ¾ cup all-purpose ﬂour ½ tsp baking soda ½ tsp baking powder ¼ tsp salt ½ tsp cinnamon ¼ cup (4 Tbsp) butter, softened ½ cup granulated sugar ½ cup packed light brown sugar 1 large egg, room temperature ½ tsp vanilla extract Icing: ¼ cup packed light brown sugar 3 Tbsp butter, melted and cooled 3 Tbsp milk ¾ cup sweetened shredded coconut
Heat oven to 350 degrees. Cut two pieces of parchment paper eight inches wide and 16 inches long. Lightly grease an 8x8-inch baking pan and line it with the paper, one piece going in each direction (this creates a sling that makes it easy to remove the cake from the pan). Spray the paper with cooking spray or grease it lightly with butter. Combine the oats and water in a medium bowl and let sit until water is absorbed, about ﬁve minutes. In another bowl whisk together the ﬂour, baking soda and powder, salt and cinnamon. With a stand mixer beat together the butter and both sugars on medium speed until well combined, two to four minutes, scraping down
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bowl halfway through mixing. Add egg and vanilla; beat until combined. Add ﬂour mixture in two additions and mix until just incorporated. Add the oats and mix until combined. Stir batter once more with a spatula to make sure it’s all combined, then scrape into the prepared pan. Lightly tap the pan on the counter a couple of times to dislodge air bubbles. Smooth surface with spatula. Bake until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with just a few crumbs attached, 30-35 minutes. Let cake cool in the pan for at least 10 minutes. While cake cools, adjust oven rack to about nine inches from broiler; heat broiler. Whisk together the brown sugar, melted butter and milk; stir in coconut and almonds or pecans. Spread mixture evenly over the warm cake; broil until topping is bubbling and golden. Watch carefully, it can easily burn. Let cake cool in pan for one hour. Using the paper sling, lift cake out of pan and cut into squares to serve. Makes nine servings. Angela Shellard has done informal catering for sports and business functions and enjoys entertaining family and friends at home. Contact: ashellard@ hotmail.ca.
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Seabrook battles back Hoops star ﬁnds home at Capilano after nasty car crash
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Tough times arrived for the Capilano University women’s basketball team early this season when star forward Hayley Boulier, the team’s leading scorer and rebounder, went down with a season-ending knee injury in the team’s third game. There was another imposing, talented forward on the roster who potentially could have ﬁlled nearly every hole left by Boulier’s absence but Capilano head coach Ramin Sadaghiani was very careful not to let Lauren Seabrook feel like she needed to put the team on her back. The Blues had depth, he said. Everybody needed to step up and ﬁll the void. Everybody needed to carry the load, not just one player. NEWS photo Paul McGrath It was important news for Seabrook — if there’s one LAUREN Seabrook takes charge during a recent Pacwest game against the Langara thing she needs to avoid now Falcons at the Capilano Sportsplex. The Carson Graham grad joined the Blues a it’s any undo stress put on a year after a car crash left her with a debilitating back injury. back that was not so long ago “I got, like, sandwiched between the completely in July of 2011. Two trucks, devastatingly broken. two of them.” Lauren Seabrook became a force to actually. Seabrook complained of a sore back Any driver who has crossed the Lions be reckoned with during her time at Carson Graham secondary, learning the Gate Bridge more than a couple of times but doctors in Vancouver and, later, ins and outs of low-post play from coach knows the feeling — trafﬁc slows to a halt in Ontario diagnosed her with just Vern Porter. She graduated in 2010 and, in front of you so you hit the brakes hard to whiplash. “OK, I can deal with that,” Seabrook having her choice of several CIS schools, stop in time while praying that the vehicle traveled to Ontario to study and play behind you does the same. In Seabrook’s remembers thinking. She went back to at Western. Seabrook didn’t see much case the massive pickup truck behind her basketball practice that fall but it wasn’t action in her ﬁrst year but was poised to didn’t stop in time and slammed into her long before everything went into what take a step forward in her second season car, bouncing her forward into truck No. when a giant truck halted her progress 2 that had stopped in front of her. See Misdiagnosis page 31
The fun started on the road Friday night with a 3-2 win over the Abbotsford Pilots, the ﬁrst place team in the league’s Harold Brittain Conference. Quin Buckellew led the way with a pair of goals while Spencer Quon, the team’s leading scorer, ﬁred home the game winner with nine minutes left in the third period. Goaltender Braden Krogfoss made 21 saves in the win. The next evening the Pack were back at home hosting the Richmond Sockeyes, the ﬁrst place team in their own Tom Shaw Conference. Krogfoss got the call in net again and earned ﬁrst star with 31 saves in a tight 4-3 win for the Pack. Marcus Houck scored the game winner on the power play with less than three minutes to play in the third period. Houck ended up with a goal and an assist while defenceman Benjamin McWilliams and forward Dylan Tuskey each notched a pair of assists in the win. The wins moved the Wolf Pack into a tie for third place in the conference with 44 points, eliminating the ﬁfth place Grandview Steelers who are now eight points behind with only three games left to play. The top four teams in each conference make the playoffs. This is North Van’s second straight season of making the playoffs following three seasons, See North page 31
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all played in Squamish, in which the team failed to make the postseason. The Wolf Pack will now set their sights on out-sprinting North Delta for third place in the conference. They’ll go
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she now calls “disaster mode.” “I started training and I tried to step and my legs gave way. So I went to the hospital and they were talking about putting plates in and it was really scary for a while.” The new diagnosis: a fractured sacrum and torn ligaments in the sacroiliac joint. “I broke my back,” she says. The new diagnosis sent Seabrook reeling. She took a medical leave from school, moved back home into her parents’ house and was instructed to walk for no more than 20 minutes per day for a month. “I read a lot and watched a lot of TV. Name any season, I’ve probably seen it,” says Seabrook, adding that her shows of choice at the time were comedies like Arrested Development, Parks and Recreation and 30 Rock. “At that point I was like, ‘I need to get a laugh every once in a while.’” Next came six weeks on crutches and day after day of physio and rehab. Seabrook slowly increased her level of physical activity and by the summer of 2012 she was feeling like she wanted to get back to playing the sport she loves. At a meeting at a coffee shop with Sadaghiani — a ﬁrst-year Capilano university coach who has known Seabrook for years through his own work with North Shore high school teams and the 3D Basketball Academy — a plan was worked out to ease Seabrook back into the sport in the Pacwest league with the Blues. Seabrook says her doctors, amazed that she was even considering playing again, told her she would be in pain but she likely wouldn’t do any more damage to her back if she played. “The ligament is torn so it’s never going to grow back, essentially. So I’ve had to work on all my other muscles to keep it so that it just doesn’t ‘slide around,’” she says. “It still hurts all the time. It hurts if I play, it hurts if I don’t play. So it’s just, like, ‘let’s play!’”
The Blues came out of the gate ﬂying with Boulier, a second year forward from Windsor secondary, leading the way and Seabrook playing a supporting role off of the bench. When Boulier went down, Seabrook — still a tall, powerful and talented presence on the court — seemed the logical choice to step in and take over. She did begin to play more but both Sadaghiani and Seabrook agree that there was no added pressure on her to perform other than the pressure everyone on the team felt after losing one of their stars. “I didn’t feel any extra pressure,” says Seabrook. “At that point I was still just getting back into everything. It’s hard taking a year off.” Sadaghiani challenged the whole team to step up and they did — since Boulier’s injury the Blues have barely missed a beat. They were 3-0 at the time and in ﬁrst place and now they’re 152 and still in ﬁrst place. “We have depth at every position and we’re very fortunate, in our league, to have the depth that we do,” says Sadaghiani. “I don’t think a lot of teams could bounce back having heir leading scorer and rebounder go out in the third game of the season and still maintain ﬁrst place in the league.” Seabrook may not have been forced to carry the team but she has certainly borne her share of the load. She now starts at centre and by the end of January was up to third in the league in rebounding, averaging 8.8 per game. During a recent win over the Langara Falcons Seabrook showed off the skills that made her a sought-after CIS recruit out of high school, taking over during one short stretch of play in the fourth quarter with the Blues in the midst of blowing a big lead. The six-foot-one centre started the play by beating a much smaller player to a loose ball at her own baseline. Seconds later she had raced to the other end of the court, grabbed an See Seabrook page 32
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offensive rebound and scored. On the very next possession Seabrook snatched another offensive rebound and put it home, pushing the lead back to 19 with her own 4-0 run and sending the Falcons packing. She ended the game with 13 points and 18 rebounds in just 24 minutes of play. “It’s the most aggressive I’ve seen her in a while,” says Sadaghiani as he goes over the stat sheet following the game. “Every board was getting at the peak of her jump and ripping the ball. . . . What makes Lauren good is that she’s got the size but she also has the skill. She’s spent time on her skill development, obviously.” Seabrook is sitting next to her coach, two packs of ice wrapped onto her back. The ice packs are a cold reminder of what her life is like now.
“I basically ice it every day,” she says, adding that her injury has reached a plateau. “It’s not going to get any better or worse — it’s just chronic pain. I don’t even notice it when I’m playing.” It wasn’t always like that — Seabrook says she’s overcome a lot of mental blocks to get to this point. “Even now, still, if it’s in my head, you can’t really play like that. Or really do anything like that. It took a while to get past that whole thing of freaking out every time I would plant or turn the other way. Or even just walking down the street holding my backpack.” The work, however, has paid off. The Blues are frontrunners for the Pacwest title and are gunning for a trip to the national championships. CIS schools are taking an interest in the team as well, calling Sadaghiani to talk about Seabrook. She’ll have three years of eligibility left after this season and hopes to move
back up. Though Seabrook has been a big part of the team’s success this year, Sadaghiani says he’d be happy to see her get back to the CIS level. “I’ll gladly send her off and wish her the best,” he says. “I’m just proud of her. It’d be real easy (for her) to say ‘I’m done playing,’ (but) she obviously has the passion for the game and she’s worked hard to get back to the point that she’s at.” Seabrook says quitting wasn’t an option. “I wanted to come back and play because I wasn’t ﬁnished,” she says. “I’m still not ﬁnished.” ••• The Blues play their ﬁnal home games of the season this weekend. On Friday Camosun College will visit the Sportsplex with the women’s game at 6 p.m. followed by the men at 8 p.m. On Saturday Vancouver Island University will come calling, women at 1 p.m. and men at 3 p.m.
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Born in North Vancouver to Rose and Hugh Beattie, Jack attended Queen Mary School, joined the Merchant Navy at the age of 15 during WW2, he later joined the Canadian Naval Reserve., HMCS Discovery. He worked 39 years for the North Vancouver School Board, a proud member of CUPE, an avid bowler and a BC Lions football fan. Survived by his wife of 63 years, Marj (West). Daughters; Laurie (Karl) Spiess of New Westminster, Bonnie (Doug) Anderson of Abbotsford. Sons; Ray of North Vancouver and Bill (Donna) of Edmonton; 7 Grandchildren and 4 Great Grandchildren. His brother, Harry (Sally) of Vancouver. Predeceased by his beloved son, David, sisters; Anne Silva, Shirley Markides, Mary Taytelbaum and Brother Jim. Jack and Marj spent their years in North Vancouver until 1990, when they relocated to Abbotsford. A private service to be announced later. In lieu of flowers, donations to BC Lung Association or to the Heart and Stroke Association.
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It is with great sadness in our hearts that we have to say goodbye to our loving wife, mother, grandmother, sister and friend. May suddenly passed away on January 29th, 2013. She will be deeply missed by her loving husband Charlie, daughters Alyson (Mike) and Joanne, grandson Zack, sisters Pat and Catherine (Jim) and many nieces and nephews. A memorial service will be held at 2pm, Friday February 8th at First Memorial Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver, BC. In Lieu of flowers donations can be made to North Shore Disability Resource Centre www.nsdrc.org
MURDOCK, Bernice Evelyn Age 86, passed away peacefully October 4, 2012 in West Vancouver, BC. Bernice, who was pre-deceased by Jim, her husband of 57 years, will be deeply missed by her 4 children: Wendy, of New York City, NY, Dean of Briarcliff Manor, NY, Donald, of Westmount, Quebec and Anne, of West Vancouver, BC and by her 9 grandchildren. Bernice was an inspiration to her family and friends with her energetic pursuit of a wide range of interests and activities. She was an accomplished seamstress, gardener, cook and tennis player who enjoyed sharing these talents and interests with everyone around her. Bernice was born in 1926 in Elnora, Alberta and soon moved to Verdun, Quebec where she graduated from Verdun High School in 1943. After graduation, Bernice obtained her Bachelor of Science in biochemistry from McGill University and worked for several years as a lab technician with Ciba Geigy before leaving to raise her family. Later in life, Bernice returned to work as a high school teacher. Bernice’s family is planning a memorial for her at a later date and will contact family members and friends with the details.
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After 26 years an iconic Vancouver oceanfront restaurant has closed their doors. Love’s Auctioneers has been instructed to sell by way of public auction the complete contents of Monk McQueens Fresh Seafood and Oyster Bar. This False Creek restaurant/bar is ofﬁcially heading for the auction block. The 500 seat establishment will be Auctioned on site:
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REAL ESTATE 6007
BUSINESSES FOR SALE
FOR SALE AUTOMOTIVE Repair Shop
Serious Inquiries only Call OWNER 604-612-5536 for further information. PIZZA FRANCHISE QUICK SALE Due to medical reasons. New equip + lease hold improvements. $93,000 interested parties to meet in person. 604-729-4089
REDUCED TO sell 1536sf 3br 2.5ba 1 owner end unit 6 yr old townhome $319K 604-833-4246 see uSELLaHOME.com id5549
GUILDFORD QUIET 905sf top fl 2br condo, recent flooring paint etc $179,500 604-496-3397 see uSELLaHOME.com id5593
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
Abbotsford RENO’D 770SF 2nd fl with new appliances insuite laundry, pets kids ok $177,777 604-530-6247 see uSELLaHOME.com id5584
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $89,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
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
HARRISON HOT SPRINGS Penthouse, 1400sf, 2bdrm, 2 decks, new appl, $239,900. Call 604-768-8879
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $399,900, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
NEWTON HUGE 2017sf 3 or 4 br 2.5ba tnhouse w/double sxs garage $393,000 778-218-0389 see uSELLaHOME.com id5320
TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $249K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
Houses - Sale Real Estate
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S. Surrey/ White Rock
EXECUTIVE LIVING gated 1864sf 4bedroom 2.5bath, main floor master bedroom, 19+ adult complex $568,900 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5552
PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.
11 ACRE lot w/1296sf 3br 2ba Updated modular home Ryder Lake area SOLD! SOLD! SOLD! see uSELLaHOME.com id5640
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $369,900 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
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
CHIMNEY HTS 3600sf 7br+den 6ba w/2 suites quiet cul-de-sac 4600sf lot $669K 604-866-3515 see uSELLaHOME.com id5597
CLAYTON IMMACULATE 3523 sf 5br 3.5ba w/bsmt suite across from park $648K 604-575-7636 see uSELLaHOME.com id5551
Ladner/ South Delta
W. LADNER ½ block from the Fraser Riv,1600sf 3br character home, $520,000 604-617-3748 see uSELLaHOME.com id5599
Houses - Sale
CHILLIWACK LK 1250sf rancher w/guest cabin, .5 ac lot, 2km to lake, pool $360K 604-824-5687 see uSELLaHOME.com id5561
CLOVERDALE 3765SF 4br 3.5ba, on quiet CDS, suite potential in basement, $575K 604-619-0603. See: uSELLaHOME.com id5559
211/80B AV 3034sf 6br 5ba with legal 2br basement suite, quiet crescent $589,900 604-649-6030 see uSELLaHOME.com id5607 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
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $985K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
5 ACRE DEVELOPMENT PROPERTY IN MAPLE RIDGE potential 43 units. $1,250,000. Vendor can finance. 2 houses, $2400/mo. Also 2.5 acres for $775,000. Call 604-760-3792
FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $549,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
NEWTON NEW 2200sf 5br 3.5ba ½ duplex with 2br bsment suite $475K incl. HST 604-728-1419 see uSELLaHOME.com id5591
TYNEHEAD 3800SF 5br 4.5ba executive home 12,077sf lot, with side suite, $850K 604-575-7311 see uSELLaHOME.com id5350
CUSTOM BUILT, 2200sf, 3BR+ den, 2.5 bath, new fixtures, 7300sf lot, $659K, 604-943-9600
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.
Other Areas BC
HOPE, COUNTRY living 1850sf 4br 2ba rancher on lg ½ ac lot mtn vu $272,500 604-869-3119 see uSELLaHOME.com id5611
132ST, 92AVE 2140sf 5br 2ba w/bsmt suite, huge 7200sf lot, updates, $509K 778-320-7506 see uSELLaHOME.com id5568
5BDRM/3BTH MULTI-GENERATIONAL VIEW HOME - GIBSONS 3 bed, 2 bath up, 2 bed, 1 bath in-law suite downstairs. MLS# V986234 Great value! $518,888 Karen Judd Prudential Sussex Realty 1-604-740-4395
GREEN TIMBERS reno’d 2400 sf 4br 3ba, lg 7800sf lot, bsmt suite $559,000 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $765K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
VANC DNTOWN medical office 672sf+188sf common area near St Pauls hp $375K 604-572-2785 see uSELLaHOME.com id5509
UPDATED 4541SF 7br 5½ba on large 8264sf lot, basement suite, $749,000 604-805-6614 see uSELLaHOME.com id5604
OCEANFRONT 4700SF 5br 3½ bath main fl br, 6286sf lot, suite potenl $1,949,000 604-469-1813 see uSELLaHOME.com id5606
ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $527,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
Houses - Sale
Langley/ Aldergrove CLOVERDALE 3850SF 6br 5ba 3lvl 2/suite potential on 1/2ac GD lot, $789,800 778-549-2056 see uSELLaHOME.com id5564
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GREEN TIMBERS beautifully updated 3100sf 5br 3.5ba, suite 8400sf lot $565K 604-340-1551 see uSELLaHOME.com id5631
PRICE REDUCED, 1280sf 3br 1.5ba ½ duplex, large 4480sf lot $229,900 604-792-9287 see uSELLaHOME.com id5511
$6K BELOW assessment 850sf 2br 2ba top fl condo Westwood Plateau $279,900 604-968-4717 see uSELLaHOME.com id5633
GUILDFORD 650SF 1br 3rd fl condo, pool, exercise rm, party rm etc, $210,888 778-834-8224 see uSELLaHOME.com id5576
FLEETWOOD ACROSS from School, reno’d 2600sf 6br 5ba w/suites $579K 604-434-3482 see uSELLaHOME.com id5577
For Sale by Owner
CLOVERDALE UPDATED 696sf 1br condo, rents for $650 insuite laundry $99,500 604-341-9257 see uSELLaHOME.com id5500
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REDUCED 3136SF 7br 3.5ba fabulous vu, below assessment CDS lot $688,888 778-898-7731 see uSELLaHOME.com id5595
$10K BELOW assessment, 2br+ Den or 3br, 2ba 1083sf condo, Nr SFU $339,900 604-866-7326 see uSELLaHOME.com id5557
OFFERED BELOW assessed value 1000sf 3br 2ba home huge 10,000sf lot $400K 778-859-0717 see uSELLaHOME.com id4272
6015 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
BURNABY South; CORNER 8810sq ft lot 3 BR 1200sf home. $999,000. No agents. 604-439-7554
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 $88,500 604-703-3839 see uSELLaHOME.com id5543
Houses - Sale
SURREY CENTRE ½ block to mall, skytrain, SFU, 668sf 1br+ den $227,900 604-572-9095 see uSELLaHOME.com id5609
INLET & Mtn views, reno’d 928sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry rentals ok $219,500 604-936-7547 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: firstname.lastname@example.org
6020-04 PRICE REDUCED 1200sf 2br 2ba upr lvl twnhse +55 complx w/chairlift $197,500 604-951-7738 see uSELLaHOME.com id5547
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
6020-01 NEWTON UPDATED 1007sf 2br ground lvl, private entry, insuite laundry, $196,900 604-592-2991 see uSELLaHOME.com id5598
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Lots & Acreage
CHILLIWACK BUILD 5000sf Home, 10,742sf serviced flat bldg lot $279K 604-798-5050 see uSELLaHOME.com id5536
INVESTOR ALERT Clayton 1.27 acre ppty w/1944sf 3br 2.5ba home $1,299,000 778-574-2519 see uSELLaHOME.com id5613
LANGLEY BUILD your dream home, secluded 5 ac view ppty, well inst $630,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id4513
Lots & Acreage
Real Estate Investment
Apartments & Condos
BACH/1BTH APT part furn. shrd lndry. Pkg incl. Mins. to Cap. U. N/P, $750/Mo. 604-988-0503
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
90FT WATERFRONT, Sointula Guest Beach House Malcolm Is. N. Vanc Is. 2 BR, water, sewer, hydro. $229K. 604-628-4592 www.sointulabeachhouse.com
North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425 LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $479,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186
City & Mtn. Views. Includes heat & hot water. Pool, Jacuzzi, sauna & tennis courts on site. Security & video monitoring. On major bus route.
RENTALS 604-980-3606 email@example.com www.caprent.com
PRINCETON, BC 15.78 acres Panoramic views, hydro, well, pumphouse, & septic installed. $384,900. 604-798-1258 firstname.lastname@example.org
TRIPLEX- SOINTULA B&B Guest House, Malcolm Island, N.Vancouver Island. New reno, on view half acre. cost $900,000, sell $525,000. 5pm 604-628-4592
2 BR suites available Now & March 1, $1190. nr Hospital & Safeway, 1 year lease, no pets, prkg, heat incl. 150 E. 11th. 604-987-4922
1 BR, $950/mo, Available March 1 Gated prkg, south facing, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets. 1 yr lease, walk to seabus 170 W 4th. 604-987-0558
SURREY TYNEHEAD 1ac dev. ppty into 5.5 lots starting Jan 2013, $1,399,000 604-951-8777 see uSELLaHOME.com id5566
OWN THE land, 1092sf 2br rancher style mobile home, kids OK, $179,900 604-824-7803 see uSELLaHOME.com id5541
3 BR, lrg kitchen/lving room, 1300sf seasonal, Gambier Isl. Sea Ranch $325K 604-266-6191
1 BDRM Apt, 689sf, 175 E. 5th St. sec u/g prkg, priv balc, short walk to bus, above ground 1st floor, n/p, Now, $810/m, 604-984-2030
1 BR $919, top floor, reno’d, lower Lonsdale, heat hw prkg incld, March 1st, np, 604-984-2148 CABIN 15 mins SE of Hope BC Surrounded by mountains rivers Tall cedars, trails, clean air. 3 BR, 1.5 ba, 6appls, sleeps 12+ $239K by owner, 604-795-3663 CANCEL YOUR TIMESHARE. NO RISK program. STOP Mortgage & Maintenance Payments Today. 100% Money Back Guarantee. Free Consultation. Call us Now. We can Help! 1-888-356-5248
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
Out Of Town Property
1.6 ACRE OCEAN VIEW PROPERTY, in Town, Sointula, Malcolm Island, N.Vanc Island. Assessed $132,000, Sell $129,500. 5 pm 604-628-4592
2 BDRM: 365 East 2ND ST, h/w, d/w with large storage area in unit. Nice unit in quiet building. $1185 including heat and h/w available March 1st. Ph 604-726-4884. 2 BR $1125, Mar 1, central Lonsdale, incls heat & hot water, no pets, 604-986-6418
2 BR avail Now. Lynn Valley, large $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922
2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $148,500 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of Caretaker, maint $775/yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764
North Van Apt. Rentals
3 BR $1450 Mar 1, 3 BR $1500 Apr 1, hardwood flrs, incls heat, hotwater, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. No Pets, refs, 778-320-1554 3 BR, large, $1650, Central Lonsdale, new reno, 1.5 baths, h/water heat incl, 1 prkg, inste stor, main flr, patio, sm quiet bldg, nr amen, 604-988-4030 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 604-363-4322 1 BR quiet bldg, hw flrs, new paint, nr rec cntre, $840/mo, cat ok, ns, Mar 1st, 604-986-4927
2 BR garden apt, pool, balc, heat, cble, prkg, fp, family cplex, upr Lons, np, $1040, 604-987-8814 2 BR, ground floor corner ste, f/p, $1175, Now/Feb 15 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
2BR $1030, March 1 Heat incl’d, quiet, gated prkg. n/p, walk to seabus. 1 year lease 163 West 5th. 604-980-7501
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
2 BR 1 bath, Ambleside, $1535 incls heat, basic cable & prkg, avail now, no pet, 1 yr lease 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
AMBLESIDE TOWER MOVE IN BONUS
Studio (Avail Mar 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Mar 1) & 2 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1), Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach &
LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 & 3 BR Avail March 1 Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
145 West Keith Road. 1 BR (Avail Now & Mar 1) 2 BR (Avail Now) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 1 BR (Fully Upgraded) in quiet well kept bldg. Ist Floor with private balcony. Secure underground parking available. Ns Np, Available March 1. 1240 St. Georges $1025/m. 604-312-5767
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
TOP FLOOR VIEW CONDO, 155 W 1st St, enjoy stunning views from very large 2 br & 2 bath, 1150 sf. Lower Lonsdale top flr condo. Granite counter & SS appls, np ns, $2500. 1 prkg + storage. nr all amens, Tim 604-925-3171 ★ WOODCROFT: 1 & 2 BR ★ MOUNTAIN TERRACE: 3 BR 1 year lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012 WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, gym + pool $925 778-865-7455
West Van Apt. Rentals
WESTWIND APTS 2025 Bellevue Ave, W Van, 2 BR mnt view, 2 bdrm ocean view pnthse, rare, reno’d Cat OK Senior discount. 604-913-0734
1 BR, partial water view, central Ambleside, small concrete bldg, bright, balcony, top corner, $1150 ns, np, Mar 1. 604-612-4427 1769 MARINE Dr, 1 bdrm, prime location cls to all ammen. fp, hardwood floors, dw, big deck, N facing $1500mnth 604-926-1010 2 BR, 1 bath, 2150 Bellevue Ave, Stunning Views, $1900, avail Now, NS/NP, 604-921-4384
OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
place ads online @ NSNews.com
3BDRM/1BTH BRIGHT 3 BR basement suite w/ separate garage in newer home near Seymour River. Suite is 1400 sqft, dishwasher, large pantry, washer/dryer. Mstr bedroom is HUGE w/ 2 closets, other BR have 1 closet; all w/ windows. Incl. gas heating, electricity, water. Close to Superstore, trails and Hwy 1. Avail. Mar 1. One year lease. No dogs. Cats OK $1,950 Monthly. email: email@example.com
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites Available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
Houses - Rent
3BDRM/1.5BTH BEAUTIFUL Trout Lake Area Two floors in a stunning 3 bedroom character home. Main floor is open concept with commercial grade kitchen opening to deck. Lovely back yard. One block to spectacular Trout Lake and Trout Lake Community Centre. Easy access to trendy Commercial Drive area. Short walk to ALRT. Lovely family home. Looking for responsible long term tenants. Utilities extra. Avail. March 15. No Pets $2,800 Monthly.778-995-2251 email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach & 2 BR pool rec. rm, pet ok 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287 PACIFICANA 1480 Esquimalt Ave. 1 bdrm, dw, n/p, n/s avail Mar 1st. By appt. 604-921-7800
Park Royal Towers
1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites 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
Duplexes - Rent
3 BDRM, 2 bath, 1800sf, new kitchen / bath upgrades. H/w fl. Near seabus. nr seaBus, N/p, n/s. Call Chad, $1695 604-328-5545
4th PERSON to share 4 br house nr LGH, suit wrkg person, immed, $525 incl ns/np 604-990-4257
1 BR bsmt suite, 1000sf, patio, view, incl utils. own w/d, $1000, Tempe area, n/s, 604-988-2276 1 BR + den, grd level, Upper Lonsdale, own entry & patio, $1150 incl utils, avail now, ns np 604-985-1142, 604-616-2149 1 BR furn or unfurn, large spacious, nr WV Rec Centre, Avail Now, small pet ok, ns, $1300/mo incl utils/wd, 604-926-7075
5BR, 2.5 ba, 2 lvl, City/Mnt views, Ballantree Rd, W Van, 3385sf, newly reno, hw flrs, 2 fp, Mar 1, ns/np, $4090/mo, 604-469-1148
1 BR Horseshoe Bay, own entry, incl prkg, cable/internet, ns np nr bus $900+util, refs 604-781-4687
AMBLESIDE WV, 3 bdrm + den, 3 ba, quiet, water view, hardwood flrs, 2 car garage, pet ok, n/s pref. $2850+util. immed 604-317-1553
2 BR 1200sf, Mar 1. wd, central Lonsdale, wireless, ns/np, Furn $1450+utils 604-723-1648
EXEC. EDGEMONT VILLAGE Newer- Luxurious, 3300sq ft, 3 large bdrms, 3.5 baths, large patio, & lawn, no maintenance. 2 car main level garage, state of Art appls. 15 mins to downtown, Avail immed, ns/np, $4600+ utils. 604-512-8830
2 BR nr Grand Blvd, mtn view, hardwood flrs, big yard, cable & internet, ns $1275. 778-999-9087
W VAN gated priv residence, Stainless & granite kitch, 2BR + den + full inlaw ste/3rd BR, nr amens, ns, $3500, 604-715-7467
3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $2000 + utils, NOW, 604-728-2620
DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, np/ns. Avail March 1st. $1095 utilities not included By appt. 604-922-8741
All Utilities Included
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $850 ★ Large 2 BR $1460 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003 FOR LEASE: Office/Studio/ Workshop, 1500sf , $1800 mth. Near seabus. Ground floor/ADT security/kitchen/bathroom/forest environment/mountain views/ Flexible zoning. 354 W. 4th St. N. Van: 778.859.2407 Stuart Wright - Macdonald Commercial RES. PRIME LOCATION next to Park Royal, 400-800 square feet. Exc rates. Call 604-926-7542
2 BR, main lvl, new ren’od lux suite 1750sf all appli, cent Lonsdale wireless, ns/np, f/f, NOW $2300+utils 604-723-1648
2 BR ste, St Andrews/ 4th, bright, new home, 1 bath, own w/d, suits 2, ns np. $1300 incl utils. Feb 1. 778-895-2010, 604-904-3421
3BDRM/ 1BATH SPACIOUS North Shore Suite 1500sq ft, 3 BR bsmt suite, high qual. Central loc; nr to Edgmnt, Cap Mall, shops & trails. d/w, hi-spd int, cable. Spacious open plan living area, sep entry, off rd prkgx2, share laundry, good storage. Ideal for family or couple, dogs ok. n/s. Avail end Feb. Dogs OK $1,850 Monthly. 604-671-4299 Grand Blvd 1 BR, 800 sf, inste wd, d/w, nr bus, suits 1, hi ceiling, newer, ns/np, $1075/mo incl util/ cbl/net, Mar1, 604-803-3112
3 BDRM, 4 appl, f/p, carpet/lam flrs, back yd, $1950. Rufus Dr, ns/ np, avail Now, 604-980-6250 3 BR, 2.5 bath t/house, 1400 sf, priv back yard, quiet, nr Westview $2200, ns cat ok 778-836-7735
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449 1 ROOM avail Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $550 incl utils. 604-982-0256
3BR AVAIL. Move-in allowance. 5 appls., 1 bath, variable lease term. NP/NS. Rent starts at $1700/mo. Call, 604-986-0511
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse. Renos, families, pets allowed, Execs. 604-987-2691 www.vancouvershortstay.com
Avail Now, Short term, Furn Accom, $850-$1700/mo grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com
GARAGE - secure lane access 600 sq ft Queensbury area. $700 Monthly. Call 604 985-5333
Houses - Rent
1 BR House, Central Lons, newer paint/carp, 2 appls, carport, lrg yd, ns, np, $1245/mo, 778-865-7455
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
PORT ALBERNI reno’d 2000 sf 5br 2 ba with 2 br basement suite 2 laundries $210K 604-542-1995 see uSELLaHOME.com id5537
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Mar 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452
2 BR $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692
Okanagan/ Interior HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $70K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588
Apartments & Condos
1 BDRM reno’d, soaker tub, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s Feb 1 $900 604-904-9507
CHILLIWACK REDUCED must be moved 1130sf 2br 2bath mobile $5,500obo 604-795-7570 see uSELLaHOME.com id5612
4 BDRM, 2 bath, 180' VIEW, quiet St, Dundarave, Feb 1/Mar 1, $2850/month. 604-926-9394
Need a New Place? Find one in the Classiﬁeds To advertise call 604-630-3300
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NEW YEAR SAVINGS 11 CADILLAC ESCALADE
08 AUDI A4 QUATTRO
STK 951380 WAS $67,900
Nav, DVD, AWD, only 21,000kms.
10 CADILLAC SRX
STK 951190 WAS $38,900
08 CHEV IMPALA LS
Collectibles & Classics
1967 AUSTIN Healey BJ8 Mk 3, completely restored. 75K mi, all org. Red Ribbon at All Brit. Field meet. $45,000. 604-987-3993
1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $5900. 604-723-3654
V6, auto, loaded.
Leather, auto, loaded, only 8,000kms. STK 951660 WAS $39,900
Now $35,900 1976 MGB Roadster. British racing green colour. 4 speed. New top and carpet. Engine work done. $6,500. 604-591-8566
04 CHEV COLORADO CREW CAB A/C, auto
STK R85571 WAS $10,000
1981 LINCOLN Town car, signature series, stock, collector plates, $3500 obo 604-792-6367
05 CHEV SILVERADO CREW CAB
12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD
STK 951750 WAS $19,900
1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119
2005 KAWASAKI EX500R Ninja, 16K, stored 2 yrs, 1 lady owner, $3000 obo, 778-788-8136
2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342
08 HYUNDAI SANTA FE LTD.
SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem
Now $44,900 1985 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd collector edition, collector plates, 71,000 kms, all orginal, mint cond $5000. 604-671-7853
Scrap Car Removal
CASH FOR ALL COMPLETE CARS OPEN 24 HRS. INCLUDING HOLIDAYS
Nav sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680
97 FORD F150 4X4
1987 JAGUAR XJS Cabriolet, 1 owner, lady driven, V12, ps, pb, pw, rebuilt ac, new tires, $8900 obo, Don 604-826-7012
#1 FREE Scrap Vehicle Removal Ask about $500 Credit!!! $$ PAID for Some 604.683.2200 FREE SCRAP CAR REMOVAL No Wheels, No Problem CASH FOR ALL complete cars OPEN 24 hrs incl holidays MIKE 604-872-0109 alexstowingscrapcarpickup.ca
Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks
1996 CHEV Cheyenne 4x4, 189,000 km, good tires, canopy new brakes $2000. 604-698-5347
AWD, only 49,000kms. STK 951391
Auto, super clean.
11 CHEV TAHOE LT
08 CHEV MALIBU LT
Stk 951650 WAS $44,900
4x4, leather, loaded.
10 BMW X5 XDRIVE
Stk 951700 WAS $47,900
Sports & Imports
Central Auto North Shores Best
All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2010 Mercedes Benz Smart, 49,000 original kms, factory warranty. $7,850 2009 Mercedes Benz C230 4Matic, 50,000 original kms, factory warranty. $25,350 2007 Mercedes Benz C230, 73,000 original kms, sport pkg, immaculate. $16,850 2007 Toyota Yaris, 52,000 original kms, 1 owner, exceptional condition. $9,850 2006 Mercedes Benz SLK 280 Roadster, 49,000 original kms, immaculate. $22,850
Leather, Nav, mint.
04 GMC SIERRA EXT CAB
08 CHEV TAHOE 4X4
STK 8G56302 WAS $17,900
Stk 951490 WAS $27,900
1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926
1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516
2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440
2006 BMW 325 130,000 kms, $18,750. manual transmission, with sport package, steering wheel, sport seats and sport suspension. 604-219-6234 email: email@example.com.
4x4, hardtop, a/c, pwr group, alloys, Stk# P5781
1995 HONDA Civic LX, aircared, runs great, set of 4 snows & 4 all seasons on rims, Asking $2200. Call 778-960-4673
604.984.7714 or visit:
WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM Financing & Leasing Available
2006 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic, only 75,000 original kms, exceptionally clean. $21,350 2006 Toyota Camry LE, 77,000 original kms, immaculate. $12,850 2006 Mitsubishi Lancer, 5 spd, 89,000 original kms. $5,850 2005 Mercedes Benz ML 350 4Matic, 103,000 original kms, spotless. $15,350 2005 VW Touareg, 117,000 original kms, VW serviced, very clean. $15,850 2005 Lexus ES 330, 1 owner, 78,000 original kms, Lexus serviced, immaculate. $15,850 2003 Honda Accord SE Sedan, 1 owner, 92,000 original kms. $9,850 1992 Lexus LS 400, 1 owner, 131,000 original kms. $5,850
1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986
1997 Honda Civic CX Only 22,000 kms!!, 1 owner, time -warp car. $5,900. 778-318-5262
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 LANDROVER Defender(s) 90, 5 spd diesel, mint, 160,000km, from desert $23,900 1-780-945-7945 604-926-7087 firstname.lastname@example.org
Accelerate your car buying
1997 VOLVO 850 Stationwagon, loaded, well maint, new tires, $3900 obo, 604-984-0596
1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4200 obo, 604-812-4912
2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 email@example.com 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763
4x4, dual tops, auto, only 19,500 kms, pwr group, red rock, Stk# P5795
Auto, CD, only 78,000kms.
1992 SUBARU Loyal S/W, 4 cyl, auto, aircared, pwr grp, exc cond, all rec. $1950 obo. 604-433-3039
2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited
06 HYUNDAI ACCENT
4x4, loaded. Stk 951730
1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,350. 604-786-6495
2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542
11 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO
Sports & Imports
For more information on these cars & others call Ted
8pass, leather, mint.
Duramax diesel, rare 5 speed.
10 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CAB 4x4, only 51,000kms. STK 951670
843 West 1st St. N.Van
Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes
1986 HARLEY Davidson SLHTC, loaded with options, 34K km original, show bike, collectors plate, $13,000, 604-946-4553
www.BurrellAuto.com 3094 Westwood St, Port Coq 604 945-4999. 2925 Murray St, Port Moody 604 461-7995.
4x4, 5.3l V8.
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
12 FORD ESCAPE XLT Stk 951710 WAS $24,900
Collectibles & Classics
1993 PLYMOUTH Sundance 126 K, 4 dr, w/hatch, 2.2L, $2000 obo. Great 1st car 604-809-6353
12 AUDI A3 TDI PROGRESSIV
STK 942470 WAS $11,900
AWD, Nav, DVD, loaded.
Leather, sunroof, only 59,000kms.
10 CHEV AVEO
5spd, one owner, only 3,700kms.
Stk 0R64541 WAS $7,995
• Manufacturer’s warranty • 30-day/2500 km no-hassle exchange privilege • 150 + point inspection • 24-hour roadside assistance
1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca
2011 Dodge Grand Caravan
Auto, loaded, Nav, 7 pass, only 32,000kms, Stk# 13025A
2008 Jeep Liberty Sport
4x4, only 74,000kms, grey, auto, pwr group, Stk# P5793
2007 Jeep Compass
4x4, 55,000 kms, mags, A/C, pwr group, khaki, Stk# P5722A
CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore
2008 VW EOS 2.0T
Silver, only 62,420kms, Stk# P5794
2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser
Loaded, local, alloys, only 68,000kms, Stk# P5746
2005 Nissan Titan
V8, alloys, canopy, local, side steps, Stk# 12435A
1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501
SOME OF THE BENEFITS THE HONDA PRE-OWNED PROGRAM OFFERS: • 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)
2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6000 OBO, Call 604-785-9314 2003 HONDA Accord V6, f/load, 199K, all records, 1 driver, no accid, $7500, 604-926-3671
816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER
2004 HYUNDAI Elantra 79 K km, 5 spd, 2.0L, 4 cyl, new clutch, a/c, loaded, $5999. 604-980-0051
Accelerate your car buying.
AUTOMOTIVE HOME SERVICES 9160
Sports & Imports
2005 MAZDA 3 GS auto 88500km, well maint, aircrd, no accidents $8000obo 604-970-0401
SERVICE & PARTS. Licenced & Insured. Washers, Dryers, Stove, Fridge, Dishwashers. 604-346-8925
PRO GAS - North Shore Gas fireplaces. Repair & safety inspection. 604-925-1341 www.progas.ca
CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057
CARPENTRY, ADDITIONS, decks, 32 yrs exp, licensed. Call Ken, Cell: 604-928-3270 2006 ACURA 3.2 TL custom fully loaded, 300 HP, 6 spd. 125,000 km on body, only 44,000 km on engine $9500. 604-241-0357
2008 TOYOTA Camry Hybrid, f/loaded, 2yrs wrty, silver, 63K, $17,900 obo, 604-929-7002
LIME Home Services, North Shore, Carpet & Furniture Cleaning, Environmentally Friendly, 778-340-1901
$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com
Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508
A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE
✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970
2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583
CLEANING HOMES & offices, homesupport-shopping,doctors appointments etc petsitting & dog walking. Refs. 604-984-8054 EXP RELIABLE thorough Cleaning Lady. Excellent long term ref’s. Call Helen 604-616-2189 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100
2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.
2004 GMC Safari EXT, 151,368km, custom stereo, pwer steering/windows, cruz, abs, ac, airbags, rear whl drive with traction control, new winter tires, $6995 obo, 604-988-5645
BASE EXCAVATING and DRAINAGE Drainage renewal systems, foundation crack repairs, etc. Free Estimates Competitive Rates
GREENWORX ★ Drainage Sewer & Water, video inspecions & jack hammer 604.782.4322
WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105
24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email firstname.lastname@example.org Aluminum Boat Wanted, 10, 12 or 14 ft, with or without motor or trailer. Will pay $. 604-319-5720
PARK ROYAL DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663
A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE
• Repairs • Renovations • New construction • Textured ceilings Prompt service. Free estimates.
Cell 604-671-0084 Email: email@example.com
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