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City seeks advice on density bonusing Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

THE City of North Vancouver is hiring an outside consultant to put one of its most critical pieces of development policy under the microscope. Council voted Feb. 4 to put up $45,000 for a study into density bonusing — the practice of trading development density for community amenities — after a deep philosophical divide between elected members resurfaced. Some on council argue the city would be better served by insisting developers put up cash on par with the value of extra density granted, which can then be spent as council sees fit, while others felt more comfortable having developers incorporate community benefits into their projects. Undertheofficialcommunity plan, council can allow extra height and floor space in a building if the developer offers heritage preservation, community amenity space, affordable or non-profit See Get page 3

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YOUNGSTERS from the North Shore Winter Club (Russian jerseys) and North Vancouver Minor Hockey (Team Canada jerseys) compete in the Grouse Mountain Junior Pond Hockey Tournament Saturday, part of the resort’s 24 hours of Winter celebrations.

Liberals high on natural gas futures

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WITH just three months to go until a provincial election, the governing Liberals delivered a throne speech Tuesday that focused on the long-term development of a liquefied natural gas (LNG) industry to bring cash into government coffers. The speech, delivered by Lieutenant-Governor Judith Guichon, focused heavily on plans to establish a B.C. Prosperity Fund powered

Throne speech outlines ‘prosperity fund’ powered by LNG royalties

by royalties from selling LNG to Asian markets. Development of the natural gas export industry means seizing “one of the greatest economic opportunities our province has ever seen,” the government said, estimating royalty revenues from the industry at $100 billion over the next 30 years, part of $1 trillion in economic activity the government expects to generate from LNG

development. The projections are based on five LNG plants being built in B.C. over the next 30 years. Money from the fund would be used to both pay down the provincial debt and fund social programs, the government said in the throne speech. But critics pointed to the emphasis on LNG royalty revenue in the speech as a lot of pre-election hot air by the Liberals. Political pundit and former North Vancouver NDP MLA David Schreck said both the NDP and Liberals support the development See Gas page 5

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N. Van hearts big on romance

Amazon ranks NV second only to Victoria Brent Richter

Get bonus cash, set priorities: Bookham

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NORTH Vancouver is second only to Victoria when it comes to l’amour in Canadian cities.

housing, market rental housing, adaptable designs geared towards seniors and people with disabilities, commercial space or higher environmental building standards. During a council workshop last fall, members of the public delivered a list of complaints about the way council handles density bonusing now, particularly that council has been too willing to allow unpopular, dense developments in exchange for amenities of questionable or unclear value. Coun. Pam Bookham led the charge to stop council’s practice of waiting for developers to include community amenity perks with large developments. It should be for the city to decided whether North Shore Neighbourhood House or a Presentation House facility gets rebuilt first, not a developer, she argued. “These should be our priorities, and the way to do it is to direct all density bonusing on major projects in the form of cash into our amenity fund and, as we finally work out our plans as to what order and what design . . . we will at least know we have funds on-hand that will offset the need to create additional density or density that’s inappropriate.” Bookham found allies in Couns. Rod Clark and Guy Heywood, who cautioned that the city avoid taking on responsibilities outside of a municipality’s jurisdiction, simplybecausetheinfrastructure was offered by a developer. Defenders of the existing policy, Mayor Darrell Mussatto, and Couns. Craig Keating and Linda Buchanan noted that the city has fared well, garnering many loved community assets, including the new city library, and a number of badly-needed non-profit housing projects by trading density for amenities. “I think the city has done extremely well by the past density bonusing and what we’ve been able to achieve,” Mussatto said. “I get mayors from all over the region asking me how were we able to do that” Mussatto said the complexity of the bonusing policy makes it difficult to explain simply to the public, and council should put more effort into clarifying that. Coun. Don Bell agreed that council should mainly accept cash in the interest of transparency for the public, but keep the option for trading for on-site amenities available for when it makes sense. Bookham tried to no avail to persuade her colleagues that councillors should be amply prepared to have an informed discussion and vote on potential changes to its density policy without an outside study. The study is expected to take three to four months to complete.

The steamy revelation comes from an annual ranking of cities concocted by online retailer Amazon.ca released last week. The rankings were established by Amazon not by measuring the prevalence of butterfly kisses, Al Green fandom and baby talk between adoring couples, but rather by tracking the online sales of romantic novels, sex and relationship books, rom-com DVDs and Michael Bublé music per capita. Amazon releases the list annually to drive preValentine’s Day sales of NEWS photo Lisa King mushy gifts. But Amazon failed to COHEN White and Jasmine Moore exchange a kiss as they wait for a romantic sleigh ride on clarify in its list whether it is Grouse Mountain Monday. See more photos of Family Day fun in photo galleries at nsnews.com. District of North Vancouver residents wearing their hearts on their sleeves, or hear that the older people are still having an active recreation and clean living North Vancouverites are known for, Walton pondered. romantic life,” he said. City of North Vancouver residents. “The North Shore is the healthiest region in “I’m very happy to hear that. There’s hope for us The two municipalities — often said to be joined Canada from a public health point of view, and at the hip themselves — share much in common, younger people.” The city is a younger community, Walton statistics. I suspect there could be some connection however both mayors claim it is their constituents concedes, but “Romance can be old love as well as between health and love as well,” he said. who put North Vancouver on Cupid’s map. Mussatto mused the reason might be more “I would think the district, for sure, is more young love,” he added. Both mayors have theories as to what makes the meteorological in nature. romantic,” said Mayor Richard Walton. “Maybe the wetter weather is a bit of an “I see the district as being a pretty laid back place. North Shore a place where people are more likely to advantage. Maybe they stay indoors just a little bit It’s less urban than the city core. A lot of people live have love on their minds. “There’s definitely a connection between more and when they’re indoors they’re wondering a little more remotely from the hustle and bustle.” Not to be outdone, city Mayor Darrell romance and the landscape,” Walton said, noting what they should be doing. Maybe it encourages a Mussatto says his community’s statistically younger it was “love at first sight” when his father first little bit more of an active romantic lifestyle on the demographic means it is likely the more amourous. visited British Columbia and saw the North Shore wetter days,” he said. The District of West Vancouver was not ranked “The residents of the city tend to be a bit mountains, before deciding to relocate the family as it did not meet the population size required by younger, so when I hear Mayor Walton say that the there. It may also have something to do with the outdoor Amazon. district residents are more romantic, I’m happy to

$140,000 to set up court on Lot 5

City flips back on beach volleyball Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

LOT 5 in Shipbuilders’ Square will be home to beach volleyball players digging, setting and possibly delivering epic match point spikes for the next few summers. City of North Vancouver council approved spending $140,000 Feb. 4 to bring in the sand, poles and nets needed for the sport after months volleying the possibility back and forth. The city is still considering what to do with the prime location and the rest of the waterfront in the long term, entertaining ideas about a cultural precinct, a satellite location for the Vancouver Aquarium, more space for Capilano University, a new home for the North Vancouver Museum and Archives as well as commercial space, restaurants and possibly a hotel. The beach volleyball plan has been championed over the last several months by Coun. Craig Keating, mainly on the basis that the property, as-is, is an eyesore. “The immediate and crying need is to lend some liveliness to a site that, yes indeed, will have other development opportunities going forward but right now it’s a wad of dirt surrounded by metal fences. It looks horrible on our front doorstep,” he said. “I don’t think any homeowner in the City of North Vancouver would be allowed to keep their front yard the way we keep our front yard down there.” Volleyball B.C. has stated it will rent the courts three to four nights a week for league play and training camps, as well as one weekend a month for tournaments. However critics on council noted there had been very little direct pleas for volleyball on the waterfront from residents.

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LOT 5, next to Shipbuilders’ Square, will be transformed this summer into five beach volleyball courts. “It’s not about which group we like and which group we don’t like or which use we like and which use we don’t like, we’re trying to create a lively, healthy city . . .,” Keating said in response. Mayor Darrell Mussatto added that Lower Lonsdale is increasingly becoming the neighbourhood of choice for the young demographic, and beach volleyball would be a good fit. The motion passed 4-3 with Couns. Pam Bookham, Guy Heywood and Rod Clark opposed. “There are big decisions that are going to be made with respect to redevelopment of the waterfront. I do not see this as the right way to go — putting an activity in place on a temporary basis for the amount of money that is required. I would prefer to have a conversation about other temporary uses of this site that would meet the needs of a wider group of individuals,” Bookham said. Bookham said the city ought to consider outdoor theatre or theatre in a tent, similar to Bard on the Beach in Vancouver, or live music for the site rather than “grabbing onto one proposal before considering other uses.”

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of an LNG export industry, but added it won’t solve any of the province’s problems in the short or medium term. “The talk is all about what’s going to happen in the next 20 years,” Schreck said. “We’re going to have a $1.5 billion deficit this year because the price of natural gas is lower than was expected. “That isn’t just wishful thinking, that’s wishful dreaming.”

Schreck said even if the benefits of an LNG industry work out as expected, the province won’t see major economic benefits from it for about a decade. But West Vancouver-Capilano MLA Ralph Sultan said it’s important for the government to signal support of the industry now. “The opportunity is massive,” he said. Sultan said while the NDP says it supports LNG development, “At the end of the day they don’t sound very enthusiastic about natural resource development of

any sort.” Both Sultan and Schreck said balancing B.C.’s budget — which comes down next week — will be a challenge over the short term. “We’re on short rations as they say in the navy,” said Sultan. “I keep joking with my NDP friends that I’m shopping for an appropriate sympathy card,” said Schreck of the possibility of that party forming government after the election. “It’s not going to be fun managing these challenges.”

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HIS week, the federal Conservatives moved in a direction Canadians have yet to see them go — backwards. The government announced it would kill its much-reviled Bill C-30, better known as the Internet surveillance bill. Had it passed, the bill would have forced Internet service providers to turn over information to police and allow them to snoop on electronic communications without getting a warrant. The bill prompted outrage, and rightly so, from the federal and provincial privacy commissioners, civil liberties advocates and a burgeoning group of online activists. It’s hard to accept Justice Minister Nicholson’s claim that government listened to the criticisms Canadians had of the bill and decided to change course. Other recent decisions by the

Conservatives have prompted equal or greater public vitriol but the government has stuck to its guns. Elimination of the long-form census and removing federal Fisheries Act protections with an omnibus budget bill were met with almost universal revulsion, yet the Conservatives would not blink. It’s more likely that Nicholson et al finally foresaw what even casual Charter nerds were screaming: that this law would be struck down at its first court challenge and every one after. If public opposition really did make the difference in this rare instance, big kudos are owed to the Internet activists and privacy advocates who kept the issue front and centre. They might have saved us from a fundamental change in the relationship between our government and the people it serves — one with snooping where privacy used to be.

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B.C. shipbuilding based on subsidy Dear Editor: Congratulations to both Elizabeth James for asking the questions in her Feb. 6 column, Hoping for Happy Endings, and to the North Shore News for publishing the article. I look forward to the answers. Here are a few more questions to add to the list: 1. If the survival of shipbuilding in British Columbia depended on Seaspan Shipyards being awarded this contract (as claimed by Seaspan), why did Seaspan build three tugs in Turkey and one in the United States? All three now work in the Port of Vancouver. 2. If the $200,000,000 to be invested in the shipyard in North Vancouver is to enable the construction of ships to be built under the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy program, why could those same funds not have been invested previously? That

may have allowed some of the 89 container ships already owned by or being built by the Seaspan group (valued in our opinion at about $3.5 billion) to have been built here. 3. If the planned icebreaker is needed to exercise Canadian sovereignty in the Arctic, then one would assume that the need is for sooner rather than later. Was any consideration given to buying such a ship more or less “off the shelf” from the Finns or the Russians who are experts in this field and could probably deliver the ship within two years at about 70 per cent of the price? The same could be said of the two navy supply ships. These could be bought from National Steel and Ship Building (NASSCO General Dynamics) located in San Diego who have built 12 ships that meet or could meet the same specifications

under the US Navy T-AKE Program and at much less cost. 4. Is it realistic to think that shipbuilding in British Columbia in the long term can be commercially viable and internationally competitive as is being claimed? The answer to that question must surely be evidenced by the tugs that Seaspan built in Turkey and the United States rather than in their own shipyards, the B.C. ferries built in Germany, and the proposed SeaBus to be built in Singapore. I have not seen any proposal to build any commercial ships during the 30-year life of the NSPS and the reality is that shipbuilding here will not exist without public funding in the form of government sponsorship or military orders. John May, Eurocanadian Shipping Ltd. Vancouver

Practical nurses have the skills, need the support Dear Editor: Your Feb. 8 story about layoffs at Inglewood Care Centre does not reflect my views about the value and skills of licensed practical nurses and their evolving scope of nursing practice. The B.C. Nurses’ Union strongly supports increased collaboration among all nurses and other providers on the health-care team. We welcome the increased scope of practice for LPNs and the hiring of more LPNs in long-term care. With increased education and enhanced support for LPNs as independent professionals, they are able to bring greater skills, theoretical understanding of the nursing process and knowledge to benefit the residents in their care. What is distressing and unethical in situations such as Inglewood is the reduction

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TransLink’s budget woes tied to SkyTrain

“In my view, TransLink should respect the discipline of the planning regime set forth in the [SouthCoastBCTransportation Authority Act s207], which requires that TransLink use its best efforts to implement the official plan in place.” Martin Crillly, Jan. 11

I am still optimistically hoping for political accountability and integrity as discussed last week. In that vein, here are the bare bones of a story about accelerating issues at TransLink.

Just Asking

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If you are counting along from my last column, this is: Provincial #3/Regional #1. The “official plan” referred to above by Regional Transportation Commissioner Martin Crilly is this year’s version of the “three-year base plan and seven-year outlook report TransLink is required to prepare every year under the South Coast British Columbia Transportation Authority Act.” Addressing the need for the agency to carry out its mandate, District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, chairman of the regional mayors’ council, told Global TV last Wednesday, “TransLink cannot provide the services if it doesn’t have the money.” Fair enough. Problem is taxpayers have been burned once too often. To alleviate what TransLink refers to as a funding problem, one of the latest proposals from the mayors is to replace

the rejected vehicle levy and property-tax ideas with a 0.5 per cent hike in the provincial sales tax. That begs these questions: ■ Why does TransLink look everywhere but in the mirror to find the source of its financial problems? ■ Why not modernize its technology choices to save the millions of dollars needed to fund its operation? ■ What corporate and political interests have influenced the agency’s intransigence over the past 15 years? The answers sit at the feet of the provincial government, because by taking a handsoff stance in anything but TransLink’s governance structure and capital projects, Victoria exerts a direct and detrimental effect on the agency’s ability to manage its budget. That began when former NDP premier Glen Clark refused to fill the two provincial seats he allowed for when he established the founding board of TransLink and it continues to this day. Recognizing that accountability-avoidance tactic for what it is, many ®

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can, indeed, be achieved by optimizing bus routes and transit schedules and by reducing the need for buses to run empty, there is still no discussion about the costs of the elephant in TransLink’s room: SkyTrain. Following an earlier column, a young Surrey resident whose opinion is at odds with the call for light-rail by Mayor Diane Watts, upbraided me for my ongoing opposition to SkyTrain technology. I make no apologies for that. No one connected with TransLink has ever contradicted my comments about the comparative costs of SkyTrain versus the alternatives — with or without supporting documentation. Nor, to my knowledge, has anyone disputed similar data in TransLink’s own documents — 2001 information received by Peter Boothroyd, a former professor with the Centre for Human Settlements at the University of British Columbia, in response to his requests under the Freedom of Information Act. More recently, UBC professor Patrick Condon, who in the past may have leaned toward SkyTrain, wrote in his May 2009 Foundational Research Bulletin #8 “. . . we found that for the (costs of the Canada Line) the government could finance a 200-kilometre modern tram network that would place 80 per cent of residents in Surrey, White Rock, Langley and the Scott Road district of Delta within a 10-minute walk of a modern, European-style tram.” After doing some digging, I have discovered it would be possible to have an arms-length transportation consultant produce a comparative-costs report — including mention of the North Shore — for around $6,000. So to all three councils: Would it be a worthwhile investment to pay $2,000 each for a report that, among other things, would tell North Shore residents whether they are better off continuing to support the increasing costs of an as-is version of TransLink, or whether they would receive more value for their transit dollars by going-it alone? In the meantime, have a happy Valentine’s Day tomorrow! rimco@shaw.ca Footnote: Links to cited reports can be requested by email to: rimco@ shaw.ca.

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MEDICAL MALPRACTICE Monday, February 18 7:00-8:30pm West Vancouver Library Welsh Room 1950 Marine Drive West Vancouver

WILL & ESTATE DISPUTES Tuesday, February 19 7:00-8:30pm Trout Lake Community Centre Lakewood Room 3350 Victoria Drive Vancouver

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STRIKING family services workers protest on the sidewalk in the 200 block of East 15th Street in North Vancouver Feb. 6. With starting wages at $15 per hour, a dollar less than 10 years ago, the union bargaining unit representing the social workers says many are having to take second jobs or look elsewhere to work.

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Watermain Business LicenceFlushing Renewa The watermain maintenance process may cause cloudiness, simply run the tap until the water is clear. From February through April, the Utilities Department will be flushing sediment from the District’s watermains to maintain good water quality and system performance.

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver projects inspector Randy Sundher explains where the new bike lanes on Mount Seymour Parkway will run to North VancouverSeymour MLA Jane Thornthwaite and Mayor Richard Walton.

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CYCLISTS will find themselves having to dodge fewer cars as they traverse the North Shore following the announcement of funding for several new bike lanes. The B.C. Liberal Government Caucus has announced three new bicycle infrastructure projects worth almost $700,000 last week. The government is putting up $480,900 for bike lanes in both directions and a multiuse path on the south side of Mount Seymour Parkway between Seymour Boulevard and Riverside Drive. The grant from the BikeBC

program covers half the costs of the Seymour River Greenway, meant to connect the Spirit Trail to Maplewood. There is another $69,375 coming to put in bike lanes and a separated path along Barrow Street to the Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing starting on Main Street at Harbour Avenue. A 175-metre bike trail on Chadwick Court to the SeaBus terminal is also planned at a cost of $100,000. Each of the grants represent a 50-per-cent stake in completing sections of the Spirit Trail. The province is also looking at widening the sidewalks and enhancing pedestrian and cyclist safety on the Ironworkers, however improvements are still in the engineering phase and have not been announced to the public.

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VIMFF volunteer co-ordinator Sieneke Toering and VIMFF director Alan Formanek The 16th annual Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival kicked off its 10-day run Friday at North Vancouver’s Centennial Theatre. Lovers of outdoor adventure were inspired and entertained by the night’s films of discovery and action, along with entertaining presentations, including the VIMFF 2013 Mountain Photo Competition Awards. The festival features dozens of films and guest speakers in the coming days until the 2013 edition comes to a close, Sunday, Feb. 17. For full festival schedule, line up and information, visit vimff.org.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN

Be still, my foam-paper heart Home Ideas

Barb Lunter VALENTINE’S Day is tomorrow. Are you ready? Perhaps this year you would like to bypass the traditional chocolates and flowers and make something a little more special? This Valentine’s heart is very easy to assemble and makes a beautiful centrepiece for a romantic dinner. Most of the supplies may be found at your local grocery store. Yes, your local grocery store, so there is no need to visit a florist or specialty shop of any kind. Give yourself 30 minutes to assemble the heart. If watered daily it should last for at least one week. Materials: 8 ½” x 11” piece of white paper 1 standard block of wet floral foam Sharp knife, scissors Floral preservative Toothpicks or floral tape Fresh leaves (salal or other garden variety) 12 red roses Straight pins

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roses that grocery stores have on special each week for $13-$15 per dozen. These are the best deals for an arrangement such as this. Begin by folding your piece of paper in half vertically. Draw out one-half of a heart using only one-half of the size of the paper. You do not want the heart too large so as to not have enough roses to cover the top. Cut out the heart with your scissors. Using your sharp knife, slice the foam block in half horizontally and place both halves into roomtemperature water that has been treated with floral preservative. Once the blocks are fully saturated, place them on a dry towel side by side. Insert two toothpicks on top halves of the foam and the bottom halves to secure the two halves together. Lay your paper heart over top of the two secured halves of foam and carefully cut the foam around the paper heart. Remove the template and the side pieces of foam that have been cut. Discard the cut pieces. Take your floral tape and wrap two to three pieces around the foam heart to secure it together. Alternatively, you can use your toothpicks to secure the heart. Cut your rose stems to three centimetres. Insert the roses into the foam to fully cover the top of the heart. Remove your fresh, green leaves from their stems and place around the perimeter of the heart, covering all the floral foam. Pin your leaves to the foam, using your straight pins. Water the heart thoroughly and place on a decorative platter. It is always nice to scatter a few tea lights around the heart when it is time to sit down.

Barb Lunter is a freelance writer. Contact her at barb@lunter.ca.

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EASILY assembled in 30 minutes, this floral centrepiece pairs perfectly with Valentine’s Day dinner.

The finch that stole the colour prize SPARROWS are sometimes called LBJs or little brown jobs, simply because some are various shades of brown.

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This isn’t really fair for some, like the goldencrowned sparrow. American tree sparrow and whitecrowned sparrow are very colourful indeed. Even brownish species like Lincoln’s, song and fox are

beautifully marked. But it’s the finches that take the prize for colour — at least the males, and winter on the North Shore is an excellent time to enjoy them. One difference that you can notice between a sparrow and a finch is the bill – both have seed-cracking bills, but the finches tend to be heavier. Some European finches like the bullfinch can even crack cherry pits. Both the house finch and

purple finch are North Shore residents, but others like the common redpoll are winter visitors only. On a chilly Saturday morning at Maplewood Conservation Area, a small flock of common redpolls was seen foraging along the bank of the barge channel. Sometimes red crossbills are also spotted here, as well as on the rocky shores of Burrard Inlet. Redpolls are sometimes

overlooked because they often are in the company of pine siskins. You’ll need to scan flocks of siskins closely to find redpolls — look for the pink blush on the redpoll’s crown (“poll”) and the yellowish wing bars on the siskin. Siskins, redpolls and goldfinches are related birds called the Carduline finches, together with Eurasian species. See Male page 15

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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 self-directed 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.

GardenSmart Workshop — Pruning 101: Anintroduction 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/gardensmartSee more page 17

Valentine’s Day Chocolate Fondue Snowshoe PUBLIC HEARING 2151 Front Street and 2011 Old Dollarton Road Mixed Commercial/Residential Project What:

Public Hearing on proposed District of North Vancouver Rezoning Bylaw 1287 (Bylaw 7962)

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7:00 pm, Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Where

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Tour Includes: Snowshoe guide • Snowshoe rental and trail pass • Chocolate and fruit fondue What is it?

The proposed bylaw creates a new Comprehensive Development Zone 68 (CD68) and rezones the properties at 2011 Old Dollarton Road and 2151 Front Street to CD68 in order to permit a mixed commercial/residential project.

What changes?

The proposed CD68 Zone establishes permitted and accessory land uses and creates land use, building development and parking regulations for the project. The project consists of a four storey, mixed use building with at-grade commercial floor space and eight rental apartments of which four are live/work units and two additional single storey commercial buildings, one of which, located at Dollarton Highway and Old Dollarton Road, is proposed as a restaurant. The site plan also illustrates siting areas for two additional commercial buildings, one north of the proposed restaurant and a second, adjacent to Dollarton Highway.

When can I speak?

Please join us on February 19 when Council will be receiving input from the public on this proposal. You can speak in person by signing up at the Hearing or by providing a written submission to the Municipal Clerk at the address below or input@dnv.org before the conclusion of the Hearing.

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Male purple finches often raspberry red From page 13 A good place to look for these finches is in mature alder trees, since alder seeds are a favourite food. Again, it will take some careful watching to spot the redpolls amongst the siskins. In winter, male goldfinches lose their bright yellow colour and look more like females — the colour will return in the spring in time for the breeding season. Our common goldfinch is called the American goldfinch, but from time to time the locally rare Lesser Goldfinch has been spotted. Crossbills are a very distinctive group of finches, named for their bills — which are actually crossed over each other — an adaptation for extracting seeds from conifer cones. Two crossbill species occur on the North Shore: red, which is more common, and white-winged, which is rarer. Skiers and snowshoers should watch for crossbills in our local mountains, along with the pine grosbeak and gray-crowned rosy-finch. Grosbeaks are named for their massive bills (gros is French for “fat”). Three species that bear the name grosbeak occur on the North Shore: pine (winter), evening (resident) and black-headed (summer). From time to time the pine and evening grosbeaks appear at bird feeders, where they prefer larger seeds like striped sunflower. Both are lovely birds with the male pine grosbeak a lovely shade of pink and the male grosbeak yellow with a massive greenish bill. Purple and house finches are our two local resident species and are sometimes a challenge to identify since both males are reddish and the females brownish striped. It has often been said that the male purple finch looks as if it’s been dipped in raspberry juice. Male house finches can been red, but they can also been orange, pink and even yellow. There is a small “C” shaped mark behind each eye of the purple finch, a feature not found on the house finch. Songs of the house and purple finch are very different. While the house’s song is more canary-like, the purple’s is an unmistakable rich warble. Interestingly, while both house and purple finches are seed eaters, one of the best places to find them in winter is in native Pacific crab-apple or hawthorn trees. In the case of hawthorns, the seeds are often extracted. Both species will also eat dried (mummified) Himalayan blackberry fruit. Why do we see lots of redpolls, goldfinches, crossbills and siskins some years, but at other times they’re scarce? These (and other) birds are known as irruptive species — a phenomenon thought to be driven by food resources. Redpolls, for example, are keyed into birch seed crops, and crossbills conifer seed crops. For more information about bird irruptions visit BirdSource (Birding with a Purpose) and then go to irruptive bird survey results where you will find excellent maps. Enjoy our colourful diversity of finches; they’re a wonderful part of our natural world. Al Grass is a naturalist with Wild Bird Trust of British Columbia, which sponsors free walks at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area on the second Saturday of every month. Meet at 10 a.m. at Maplewood Flats, 2645 Dollarton Hwy. (two kilometres east of the Iron Workers Second Narrows Memorial Crossing). Walks go rain or shine. wildbirdtrust.org

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The District’s budget process begins on February 18 The District’s Draft Financial Plan (2013 – 2017) will be introduced at the Council meeting on February 18 (7:00 p.m.) at District Hall, 355 W. Queens Road. At this meeting, District staff will provide an overview of the proposed operating budget, the issues and challenges facing the municipality, and the proposed tax increase for 2013. Standard operating costs, such as garbage collection and fire protection, and larger, multi-year expenditures associated with infrastructure maintenance and replacement are funded, for the most part, by your tax dollars. The District strives to allocate its limited funds to the highest service and infrastructure priorities and that’s where communities play a critical role.

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VPNs let users virtually travel to the USA Practical Geek Barry Link

IN any conversation about Netflix, someone inevitably says the following: “It’s better in the U.S.” For the most part, they’re right. Since my recent column offering tips on how to find content, several readers noted the disparity in Netflix offerings in the U.S., where Netflix got its start, and Canada, which was the first country outside the States to which Netflix expanded. Exact numbers are hard to come by, but the U.S. version has by various estimates five to 10 times the titles the Canadian version offers. It has more recent movies and definitely more U.S. television. Why is that? Let’s bust a myth: it has nothing to do with the CRTC, which does not regulate Internet content as it does television and radio programming. But it has everything to do

with Canada being a separate market to which TV and film producers, who are largely American, sell separately in the quest for additional revenue beyond what they’ve received for selling their content in the U.S. If Netflix doesn’t offer an American TV show in Canada, it’s because it hasn’t yet, or can’t, purchase that show’s Canadian online broadcast rights. Negotiating those rights takes time and money, and sometimes it likely doesn’t make good business sense in the case of individual shows. A more limited Netflix experience in Canada doesn’t bother me. At $7.99 a month, it’s still a good deal. It’s also the price of being a sovereign country, one with better health care. But if you want U.S. Netflix, simply travel to America. If you drive with your laptop to Bellingham, connect to wifi at a Starbucks there and fire up Netflix with your Canadian subscription, you will suddenly find yourself looking at the American version. This is by design: as a benefit to travellers, Netflix allows its subscribers to use their home subscription credentials in any of the markets in which it operates and receive the local version of Netflix. Once this travel feature was discovered, it didn’t take long before geekier subscribers outside of the

U.S. began using VPNs to virtually travel to the USA. A VPN, or virtual private network, is often described as a private “tunnel” to the Internet that sets up a secure connection between your computer or device and another computer or server in a separate location. Businesses use VPNs to allow employees on the road or working at home to connect securely with corporate servers. Commercial services offer VPNs to private individuals who want an extra layer of security while online, especially at public wifi hotspots. People in countries like China, where the Internet is heavily censored, use VPNs to access governmentblocked sites like Twitter or foreign news. Since commercial VPNs usually offer server connections all over the world, online media geeks use VPNs to connect to servers in the U.S. so that, as far as the Internet is concerned, they are “travelling” in America and can happily watch The Vampire Diaries. Commercial VPNs popular among Canadians include Witopia, StrongVPN and Unblockus, which is not really a VPN but provides similar access to foreign sites. Most offer monthly or annual subscriptions with yearly prices roughly $50 and up.

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ONLINE media geeks use virtual private networks, or VPNs, to access the U.S. version of Netflix, which offers far more selection than its Canadian counterpart. As with anything geeky, mileage varies. None of these services are particularly user friendly, but some do provide dedicated apps to simplify your experience. The Witopia app for Windows, for example, gives users a relatively easy method of connecting with servers around the world, from Seattle to Stockholm. Is it legal? I’m no lawyer, but I can’t see that it’s not. Does Netflix wink at

this activity? It must. Its engineers are not stupid and online forums are full of information about how to do this. But because of the additional cost and relative complexity involved with VPNs, Netflix likely recognizes that the number of people who are border jumping this way is a tiny fraction of its subscriber base. To thwart VPNs would only alienate its most dedicated fans in geekdom,

which — because it is both vocal and influential with mainstream consumers — you provoke at your peril. Next column: Reader questions, including reader suggestions for Netflix viewing. Barry Link is editor of the Vancouver Courier newspaper and a geek enthusiast. Email him at blink@vancourier.com or follow him on Twitter @ trueblinkit.

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GardenSmart Workshop — Pollination Power: Learn all about mason bees and how to provide habitat for these important pollinators Sunday, March 3, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info: northshorerecycling. ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops.

Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors’ Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628.

workshops. 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. Walk in the Rainforest — The Wakening Forest: A program for adults to look for signs of forest plants waking up and discover how to identify plants in the winter time Sunday, Feb. 24, 1-2:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. EarthWorks: Biologist and author Dick Cannings will give a presentation on the status of Canada’s birds and climate change Tuesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. at Capilano University Performing Arts Theatre, 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. Free. GardenSmart Workshop — Backyard Seed Saving: An introduction to seed pollination, processing, saving and storage Saturday, March 2, 1:30-3 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info: northshorerecycling.

Worm World: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, March 10 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Participants will take a closer look at worms, how they live, what they eat, the important things they do and make a mini worm composter to take home. Fee: $25 per nonmember family or $15 per member family. Registration required: 604-718-5898 or familyprograms@vandusen. org.

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Todd Major IT can be hard to find inspiration during these dark days of winter but February and March hold the promise of several garden shows to inspire.

The North Shore’s own North Vancouver Home Expo 2013 is being held on March 22-24 at the Karen Magnussen Arena. I could not find a “purpose built” website for this show so you’ll have to watch the North Shore News for upcoming announcements about the show. It’s a bit early to talk about that one but mark your calendars anyway. Two of the best home and garden shows are being held on the same dates this year, which is terribly unfortunate

because I would like to go to both but I’ll have to choose one. The Northwest Flower & Garden Show is bursting into bloom on Wednesday, Feb. 20 until Sunday, Feb. 24 at the Washington State Convention Center in Seattle. This show has a long history and usually produces some fantastic theme gardens. O’Loughlin Trade Shows (otshows.com) took over this show several years back and has infused a breath of fresh air into the show. The show includes a small space showcase, floral competition, a play garden themed after the Swiss Family Robinson, a garden gallery full of unique garden elements, a marketplace and of course the inspiring theme gardens that draw most visitors. This show does something that no other show does, they are mindful of where the next generation of gardeners is coming from and accordingly they have implemented a “youth” ticket price for teenagers aged 13 to 17 which is quite forward thinking and a brilliant way to engage the next generation. Various ticket prices and packages are available. For more information go to gardenshow.com. Closer to home, the BC

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of Bryan, Bryan Baeumler (baeumler.ca) will be on hand to charm and educate visitors on everything home construction and renovation. As the media release says “Baeumler doesn’t believe he’s put in a hard day’s work unless he gets his hands dirty.” I like people who put their hands where their minds are. Lastly I had to include Jennifer Scott & Megan Baker who own an interior design firm called A Good Chick to Know. I love the premise and fun of their company name and have to stop in to see if they live up to their name. For more information on the BC Home and Garden Show visit bchomeandgardenshow.com. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist and chief horticulture instructor at UBC Botanical Garden. Contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca.

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Children grow through play-based learning Parenting Today Kathy Lynn

PLAY is not a waste of time. It is, in fact, how children learn. A World Conference on Early Childhood Care and Education underscored the benefits of play. Scientists have commented

on the benefits of play. The neural pathways in children’s brains are influenced through exploration, thinking skills, problem solving and language expression that occur during play. In fact, the right to play has a place in the United Nations Declaration of the Rights of the Child. According to The Play Video produced by The Early Childhood Education program from Lethbridge Community College in Alberta, the actual definition is not as important as the presence of certain qualities that characterize play. Elements of play include: n The play is voluntary and intrinsically motivated n It is freely chosen n The child controls the activities n It is pleasurable, spontaneous and enjoyable What does this mean? It simply means that children learn best when they are given the opportunity to manipulate, handle and control their play environment. So instead of colouring between the lines, they can colour wherever they wish on the page and if a pink rabbit with three heads seems appropriate, let them go for it. They can build what they wish with their blocks or decide that their toy dump truck is an ambulance. When we talk about our

kids learning, we then think about the formalized process and in many of our minds that starts with preschool. Believe it or not, this the time of year to be considering preschool. And as you can imagine, I would recommend that you take a hard look at a preschool that promotes learning through play. The Parent Participation Preschools are founded on the principle of learning through play. Their wellcrafted programs provide both free play and directed play, activities to foster creativity, socialization, critical thinking and problem solving skills. In the interest of full disclosure I want to say that I am the Parent Education Advisor to the Council of Parent Participation Preschools. I am a great fan of parent participation preschools (cpppreschools.bc.ca). When you choose a PPP you are joining an organization that has been operating in British Columbia for over 60 years. Parents have the opportunity of having a say in the administration of the school, of being with their child at preschool for a halfday once or twice a month and of attending monthly meetings with other parents which include free parenting

education along with a brief business meeting. Research shows that parent involvement is a major factor in child success. In my experience parents who start participating with their children at the preschool or daycare level continue to do so through elementary and high school. The children are engaged in a quality program with a qualified teacher. Teachers who choose to teach in a parent participation school bring an appreciation for the role of parents in the school situation. They are not only committed to quality early childhood education, they are committed to partnering with parents to make the experience for all parties the best it can be. Your involvement in the school will take into account your schedule and abilities. You’ll meet other parents who share many of your values about the importance of quality parenting, learn more about child-raising and work with like-minded people toward joint goals. While the schools are great for the kids, don’t underestimate the value for yourself. Because of your personal involvement and connection with the school, you will benefit as well. Parents today are more isolated from

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LYNN Valley Parent Participation Preschool in North Vancouver promotes learning through play. each other than ever before. It’s difficult to make friends, to find support and connect with other parents who share your parenting values. We still enjoy close friendships with couples we met during our childrens’ PPP days.

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APPLIANCE STORE

OPTICAL STORE

FUTURE SHOP

LYNN VALLEY OPTOMETRY

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

The Team at Lynn Valley Optometry

COLONY MAJOR APPLIANCE & MATTRESS WAREHOUSE

SEARS

Capilano Mall, North Vancouver

1075 Roosevelt Cres, North Vancouver

Alberto Vergara, Laura Biro, Nader Haghdan and Melvin Wong

HIGHLAND OPTICAL

3104 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

LENSCRAFTERS

801 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Thérese Tracey, Sharyn Webber, Joan BarringtonFoote and Buttercup the dog

Seymour Xi, Steve Graystone, Sharon Lee, Erica McLachlin, Jesse Wu and Noy Ling

Thank You for naming Lynn Valley Optometry as one of your favourites! Please join us at our upcoming event:

Ladies Night Thursday, February 28th 6:30 pm to 8:00 pm You and a friend are invited to a one-night-only beauty affair, featuring Latisse® eyelash enhancer, a Prada frame sale and a Stella & Dot trunk show. Join us for a fun ladies night out including door prizes and chocolate tasting!

For access to an exclusive discount, RSVP before February 20.

COLONY Major Appliance & Mattress

WAREHOUSE “Saving you money since 1969”

• Mon-Sat: 9am-5:30pm

• Sunday: 12-4pm

1075 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver

(2 blocks behind Indigo Books - south of Marine Drive)

604-985-8738

Visit us on line: www.colonywarehouse.com

RSVP you and your guest to rsvp@lynnvalleyoptometry.com or RSVP “going” to our Facebook event. facebook.com/lynnvalleyoptometry D r. A l t a z S h a j a n i + A s s o c i a t e s

2 5 5 - 1 2 3 3 Ly n n Va l l e y R o a d

604 987 9191

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CONSUMER ELECTRONICS STORE FUTURE SHOP

MUSIC STORE INSTRUMENTS AND/OR LESSONS LONG & MCQUADE

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

1386 Main St, North Vancouver

Kathryn Hof, Andrew Newton, Kevin Gregoire, James Lewis, Jon Tucker and Shahrekh Izadkhah

FUTURE SHOP

1076 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Armin Zargari, Kate McPhee, Emana Rashid and Tim Dang

LONDON DRUGS

2032 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Erine Rodriguez, Kevin GilďŹ llan, Jeffery Gong and Ignacio Cornejo-Calvo

OUTDOOR GEAR & CLOTHING MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP 212 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

Sieneke Toering, Maddie Sterne, Hannah Christie, Adrian Zator and Nicola Gildersleeve

COAST MOUNTAIN SPORTS (ATMOSPHERE)

SPORT CHEK

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Patrick Bryan and Alex Skinner

DEEP COVE MUSIC

1046 Deep Cove Rd, North Vancouver

Calvin Leitner, Tyler Pearson and Ringo the dog

TOM LEE MUSIC

801 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Simon Mole and Rebecca Griesser

SKI/BOARD STORE MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

212 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

Sieneke Toering, Jordan Silver, Nicola Gildersleeve, Robert Wishaw and Maddie Sterne

THE BOARDROOM

2057 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Sierra Wright, John Clendenan, Chase Brenneman and Dan Norberg

NORTH SHORE SKI & BOARD 1625 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Back: Nik Williams, Peter Wilton and Matt Bergey Front: Chris Wren, Ty Snaden and Huckleberry the dog

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FURNITURE STORE CHAIN RETAIL URBAN BARN

THE HOME DEPOT

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Jen Smith, Hawna Olson, Katie Grasmann, Tanya Watts and Leanne Cheung

THE BRICK

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Sudeep Chatterjee and Ashley Hogg

FLOORING STORE

PIER 1 IMPORTS

1595 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Jose Jimenez, Shelley Smith, Lisa Frost and Jacky McMichael

FURNITURE STORE OWNER OPERATED COUNTRY FURNITURE

The Team at The Home Depot

END OF THE ROLL

1570 Main St, North Vancouver

James, Brad (owner), Maureen and Ang

LONSDALE FLOORING

1357 Main St, North Vancouver

Dieter, Tina and John

Thank You!

#101 - 1550 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Allison Andrew-Harris, James Coderre and Sarah Voyer

GINGER JAR FURNITURE 1420 Fell Ave, North Vancouver

MOE’S HOME COLLECTION

1305 Welch St, North Vancouver

We are floored by your Votes

www.lonsdaleflooring.com Mon-Fri 9-5:30 • Sat 10-5 • Closed Sundays & Holidays

Canadian Tire Main Street

Lonsdale Flooring

N

2nd Narrows

1357 Main St., North Vancouver 604.987.6612

Mountain Hwy

LONSDALE FLOORING EST. 1960

Harbour Ave

Dayle Sanders, Tammy Jones and Sam Hunter

Lynn Ave

Linda Bartlett, Fahime Malek, Claudia Gonzalez, Daniel Mah and Melina Tai

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Serving the North Shore since 1960

RC 10

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HOME DÉCOR

HOME IMPROVEMENT CHAIN RETAIL

HOMESENSE

THE HOME DEPOT

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Leah Prendergast and Gary Hawell (store manager)

GIFTWORKS

The Team at The Home Depot

PIER 1 IMPORTS

3080 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

1595 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Nancy Scott and Diane Gunderson (owner)

Jose Jimenez, Shelley Smith, Lisa Frost and Jacky McMichael

NORTH SHORE NEIGHBOURHOOD

CANADIAN TIRE

1350 Main St, North Vancouver

Sharon Lumanas, Reden De Guzman, Andrew Yusuf and Dallas Vaughan

RONA

915 West 1st St, North Vancouver

The Team at Rona

REAL ESTATE COMPANY REMAX CREST REALTY 2609 Westview Dr, North Vancouver

LYNN VALLEY

EDGEMONT VILLAGE

LOWER LONSDALE

The Team at Remax Crest Realty

PRUDENTIAL SUSSEX REALTY 2996 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

PRUDENTIAL SUSSEX REALTY 2397 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

THANKS FOR YOUR VOTES! NORTH SHORE DECORATING CENTRE INC. 716-2601 WESTVIEW DRIVE NORTH VANCOUVER 604-986-1420

#1 BENJAMIN MOORE DEALER in North Vancouver @ Westview Shopping Centre 25 YEARS EXPERIENCE

BENJAMINMOORE.CA

OPEN SUNDAYS 10 - 4pm

The Team at Prudential Sussex Realty

Glynis Buckley, Fred Brown and Ann Chambers

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HOME IMPROVEMENT OWNER OPERATED NORTH SHORE DECORATING CENTRE 2601 Westview Dr, North Vancouver

Bruce Meikle, Sasha Harper, Brendan Rinfret, Matt Rohan and Kiel Foreman

PEARSONâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;S HOME HARDWARE

1329 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

WOODSTOP BUILDING SUPPLIES IRLY BUILDING CENTRES

TRAVEL AGENCY CRUISE HOLIDAYS OF WEST VANCOUVER 1760 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

Ben Chan and Vera Chan

FLIGHT CENTRE LONSDALE

1449 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

A1 - 140 East 14th St, North Vancouver

1335 Draycott Rd, North Vancouver

Laura Royce, Mary Bragg and Henry Rodriguez

Trevor Stephenson, Carla Reddy, Shannon Beatch and Ron Johnson

SPORTS EQUIPMENT STORE MOUNTAIN EQUIPMENT CO-OP

212 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

Sienke Toering, Jordan Silver, Nicola Gildersleeve and Maddie Sterne

COAST MOUNTAIN SPORTS (ATMOSPHERE)

NORTH SHORE VENTURE TRAVEL & CRUISES

SPORT CHEK

Thank you for building us up with your

VOTES! We Get It Right

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

1335 Draycott Rd., LynnValley NorthVancouver 604.986.5281 Patrick Bryan and Alex Skinner

Locally owned & operated. Celebrating over 30 years on the North Shore

www.woodstop.ca

Our Customers are

SWELL! Vera and Ben want to thank you for voting them as your favourite Travel Agency.

Cruise Holidays of West Vancouver 604-921-3393

108-1760 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

www.WestVancouverCruiseHolidays.com

RC 12

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INSURANCE AGENCY ALLWEST INSURANCE

DRY CLEANER LESTER’S FINE QUALITY DRY CLEANING

1058 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

124 East 14th St, North Vancouver

Paul & Stefan Zalesky and Staff

AC&D INSURANCE

1196 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

FAWCETT INSURANCE

1169 Mount Seymour Rd, North Vancouver

Kim Fisher, Bryan Messer, Adam Kwan, Leigh MarchKwong, Torrey Clarke, Brody Stonehouse and Joe Stonehouse

CAROUSEL CLEANERS Park Royal North, West Vancouver

Liz Bagnall, Anne Georgison, Loretta Byrne and Janet Hilson

Interact with the News.

COURTESY CLEANERS Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

Hamid Golkar

FINANCIAL INSTITUION

TD CANADA TRUST

Thank you for voting us your favourite cleaners!

Introducing Layar, the app that adds a whole new experience to viewing the North Shore News.

Courtesy Cleaners

CIBC

LYNN VALLEY CENTRE

604.984.6458

Interact with the News

Thank you for investing your votes with us!

Carousel Cleaners is proud to be voted as your favourite

North Shore Drycleaner. Thank You for your continued loyalty from the Carousel Team!

Are You Covered? We Make Sure...

604.929.3494 • FawcettInsurance.com

JEFF FAWCETT

RBC ROYAL BANK

- RC 13

BIKE STORE

HEALTH FOOD STORE

JOHN HENRY BIKES

VICTORIA’S HEALTH

400 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

1637 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Jerarmy Parkinson, Nick Guerin, Rory Schalko, Joshua King and Erin Fitzsimmons

COVE BIKE SHOP

1389 Main St, North Vancouver

Chaz Romalis

Avery, Richard, Victoria, Hassan and Anika

STEED CYCLES

969 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Jordan Masse, Kim Steed, Steve Savage, Phil Brock, Scott Pilecki and Paul McCarthy

HEALTH WORKS

3120 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Goli Massah

LYNN VALLEY VITAMIN HOUSE

3022 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

Leslie Reed

READERS CHOICE

2013

THANK YOU To all our wonderful customers for voting us your favourite Health Food Store!

• Lowest prices and a price match guarantee • Best selection of Vitamins and healthy products • Proud to be a Canadian family business • Caring service and professional advice.

$

5 OFF

when you spend $50 or more

EXCLUDING SALE ITEMS and taxes • VALID TO MARCH 31, 2013 not valid with any other promotions

1637 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver 604-985-1185

www.victoriashealth.com

Mon-Sat 9am-7pm Sun 10am-6pm Closed Holidays

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BUTCHER SHOP WESTLYNN MEATS & SEAFOOD Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

Michael Dos Santos, Brandon LePage and Ryan Bautista

THE BRITISH BUTCHER SHOPPE NORTH SHORE QUALITY MEATS 703 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver

The Team at The British Butcher Shoppe

128 East 14th St, North Vancouver

SHOE STORE ZIG ZAG BOUTIQUE

3065 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Susan Anderson, Arielle Rozen, Sandra Bodnarchuck and Carley Pantages

ALDO

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

Mel and Mary Pearce and Gord Stewart

SEAFOOD STORE INGLEDEW’S

THE CRAB SHOP

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Kimia Rahmani, Cindy Moran, Juan Cano and Amin Rajwani

THE SHOE COMPANY

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Flordeliza Santos, Jara Pena, Margarette Maccabee and Roewell Pasion

Marcel Gregori and Rick Hunt

DUNDARAVE FISH MARKET 2423 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

Joanne Laderoute (owner), Osiris Barrera, Janey Fieldgate and Monty De Forest

WESTLYNN MEAT & SEAFOOD

Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

Brandon LePage, Michael Dos Santos and Ryan Bautista

Thank You

to all our valued customers for over 45 years of support.

NORTH SHORE QUALITY MEATS

128 East 14th Street, North Vancouver • 604-985-2412

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GROCERY STORE WHOLE FOODS

KIN’S FARM MARKET

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

Justin, Marty, Fatemah, Victoria, Grant and Henry

SAVE-ON-FOODS

Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

Ryan Duncan and Staff

PRODUCE STORE

THRIFTY FOODS

Aaron Chu, Rosa Chuang, Kenneth Miranda, Mike Ying, Ivy Lam and Alexis Miranda

KIN’S FARM MARKET

854 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Capilano Mall, North Vancouver

The Team at Thrifty Foods

Mely Arao, Marilyn Rahay, Thomas Cheng, Ricardo Sandaga, Jessie Roxas and Jila Mirzai

KIN’S FARM MARKET Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Sherly Chen, Venus Shen, Ying Ji, Jerry Deypalubos, Isaiah Joseph and Gary Dong

Proudly serving North & West Vancouver for 8 years!

Thank you

North Vancouver

Thank you!

voting us us Best Favourite Grocery ...for voting Grocery Store!Store!

for your votes of confidence!

“On behalf of all of us at Thrifty Foods, we’d like to invite you to come and experience Thrifty Foods for yourself ”.

Come in and experience our passion for great food and outstanding

Al Gagnon

customer service.

North Vancouver Store Manager

Your destination for grocery shopping 845 Marine Drive • 604.929.2299 • Visit www.thriftyfoods.com

RC 16

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CHILDREN’S FASHIONS OWNER OPERATED JACK & LOLA

CHILDREN’S FASHIONS CHAIN RETAIL THE GAP KIDS

135 West 1st St, North Vancouver

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

Roham Tamaddondoost, Nazila Naghasgzadew, Mahnaz Misaghitafti, Rozana Kamkar and Aidin Shoghi

BOOMERS & ECHOS KIDS & MATERNITY

SOFIABELLA

3068 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver

1985 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

GYMBOREE

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

BANANA REPUBLIC

352 Lynn Ave, North Vancouver

Farzei Paknejad, Shabnam Dalirifar, Jewel Mirano and Mike Chen

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

The Team at The Bay

MEN’S FASHIONS OWNER OPERATED DEEP COVE OUTDOORS

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

THE BAY

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Raveen Hayre (store manager), Brandi Pope, Brittany Bourassa and Rue Evans

Elena Grant

MEN’S FASHIONS CHAIN RETAIL

OLD NAVY

MOORES CLOTHING FOR MEN Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

Dion Maxwell, Bram Rutherford and Bob Putnam

DUNN’S TAILORS

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Greg Davidson and Jutta Anderson

SO BLU CLOTHING CO 1519 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver

Natasha Lepur and Christine Jagoe

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GIFT STORE CHAIN RETAIL HOMESENSE

GIFTWORKS

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

3080 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Leah Prendergast and Gary Hawell (store manager)

BED, BATH & BEYOND

845 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

INDIGO BOOKS, MUSIC & CAFÉ 1025 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Heather Denely, Pacific Turmawan, Thy Nguyen, Monica K, Sam Connors and Vanessa Van Slee

GIFT STORE OWNER OPERATED

Diana De Vita and Jesse Minary

Diane Gunderson (owner) and Nancy Scott

PIZAZZ

3131 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Cindy Phillips, Grace McKinley, Sheila Symonds, Sally Day, Karen Zellinsky and Roberta Perrin

THE RED TULIP GIFT GALLERY Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

Lynda Buchholtz and Janice Rothenbush

JEWELRY STORE EDGEMONT VILLAGE JEWELLER

3102 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

The Team at Edgemont Village Jeweller

BIRKS

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Hannah Nielson, Baljit Reyat, Soudabeh Zavrinkafsh and Nancy Shupsawitz

STITTGEN FINE JEWELRY

1457 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver

Karin Bunzeit, Vanoula Steinberg, Beverly Atkinson and Selina Ladak

Thank you from the bottom of our hearts for choosing us as your favourite jeweller. We strive to continue to earn your trust by providing integrity and the highest quality workmanship and service.

1457 Bellevue Avenue, West Vancouver • 604.925.8333 Tuesday to Saturday 10:00am - 5:00pm or by appointment www.stittgen.com

RC 18

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DENTIST DR. JANIS BOYD

WEAR ELSE?

1511 Eastern Avenue, North Vancouver

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Jodi Pante, Tracy Heide, Julie Welch, Barbara Rose, Heather Anderson and Dr. Janis Boyd

DR. LESLIE GALLON

400 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver

Linda Bevilacqua, Dr. Tamara Gallon, Donna Haydin, Jessica Fielding, Ashley Johanson and Dr. Leslie Gallon

WOMEN’S FASHIONS OWNER OPERATED

DR. DECLAN LAWLOR

#2 - 3260 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Dr. Declan Lawlor

Ghadsi Zahedi and Atousa Ebrahimi

NORTH SHORE GIRL

SO BLU CLOTHING CO

1625 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

1519 Bellevue Ave, West Vancouver

Allison Sproule, Casey Nicholson, Mira Valerio and Cassie Donnahee

Christine Jagoe and Natasha Lepur

ZIG ZAG BOUTIQUE

3065 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Susan Anderson, Arielle Rozen, Sandra Bodnarchuck and Carley Pantages

A Big Thank You To our valued patients for electing our office one of the North Shore’s FAVOURITE DENTAL OFFICES. Look for our second annual ORAL CANCER SCREENING in April. Proceeds to the BC Cancer Society.

Thank you for voting for us! DR. DECLAN P. LAWLOR

WE WELCOME NEW PATIENTS www.drgallon.com • www.vancouversmilestudio.com 604.984.9381

Family Dental in the Village 2-3260 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver

604-988-0377

www.familydentalinthevillage.com

- RC 19

HAIR SALON ZAZOU SALON & SPA

WOMEN’S FASHIONS CHAIN RETAIL ARITZIA

3033 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

The Team at Zazou Salon & Spa

THE DYE LOT

64 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Olga Voropaeva, Christina Thomson, Leonarda Schotress and Caitlin Merryfield

HOLLY’S SALONS & SCHOOLS

140 East 14th St, North Vancouver

The Team at Holly’s Salons & Schools

thank you

BANANA REPUBLIC

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

The team at Holly’s would like take this opportunity to thank each and everyone of their clients for voting us #1

THANK YOU

we appreciate you now and throughout the entire year.

The North Shore’s #1 Salon

Favourite Hair Salon Spa Facility Skin Care Services

3033 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver free underground parking off Mountain Highway

604.980.7223 • www.zazou.ca

Park Royal North, West Vancouver

Farzei Paknejad, Shabnam Dalirifar, Jewel Mirano and Mike Chen

We are honoured to be a part of this great community. Thank you for voting us your favourite in 3 categories!

Community Focused & Globally Minded

H&M

Holly’s SALON

140 East 14th Street North Vancouver 604.904.9121 • hollyshair.com

RC 20

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SENIORS SERVICE

NORTH SHORE NON-PROFIT ORGANIZATION

SILVER HARBOUR SENIORS’ ACTIVITY CENTRE

THE HARVEST PROJECT

144 East 22nd St, North Vancouver

1073 Roosevelt Cres, North Vancouver

Annwen Loverin, Mary-Ann Jamieson, Linda Ramsden, Holly Gagnier and Zoltan Csapkay

DRIVING MISS DAISY North & West Vancouver

The Team at The Harvest Project

NURSE NEXT DOOR

FAMILY SERVICES NORTH SHORE

901 West 3rd St, North Vancouver

Lelani Marrell, Anita Jobs, Linda Saddler and Marina Kuznetsob (owner)

140 - 233 West 1st St, North Vancouver

NORTH SHORE SALVATION ARMY 105 West 12th St, North Vancouver

John Warhall, Brenda Neyedli (Wilson), LT. Bethany Howard, Janice DeLuca, Inge Hardman and Shaun Roth

Danny Birch and Elizabeth

NORTH SHORE ANNUAL FESTIVAL

HARMONY ARTS FESTIVAL

CARIBBEAN DAYS

Red Hot Happy Hour! Join us at Revera – Hollyburn House to celebrate Valentine’s Day featuring musical entertainment by Jennifer Lauren. Meet our staff and mingle with our residents as you experience what retirement living is all about. Tours also available.

Call Nicole at 604-922-7616 to RSVP by February 13th! reveraliving.com Revera: Canadian owned for 50 years with more than 250 locations.

...inspiring and enhancing the well-being of adults 55 plus

Thank You!

For nominating Hollyburn House for favourite retirement home.

Hollyburn House 2095 Marine Dr West Vancouver 604-922-7616

11548 01.13

Friday, February 15th, 4:30 pm – 5:30 pm

LYNN VALLEY DAY

Thank you for voting us the North Shore’s best Senior Service!

Thanks for your votes!

More than 70 Recreational Programs and Social Services Silver Harbour Seniors’ Activity Centre 144 East 22nd Street, North Vancouver TEL: 604.980.2474 www.silverharbourcentre.com

1073 Roosevelt Crescent, North Vancouver

harvestproject.org

- RC 21

RETIREMENT HOME THE SUMMERHILL RETIREMENT RESIDENCE 135 West 15th St, North Vancouver

June Morris and Staff

HOLLYBURN HOUSE 2095 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

ALTERNATIVE HEALTH/THERAPY FACILITY AVITA HEALTH & MASSAGE THERAPY CENTRE 407 - 1200 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Tanya and Peter Bachmann & Staff

SUNRISE OF LYNN VALLEY 980 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver

The Team at Hollyburn House

BLOOM FAMILY WELLNESS CENTRE

3046 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

LYNN VALLEY ORTHOPAEDIC & SPORTS PHYSIOTHERAPY 206 - 1200 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver

Back: Kelly Steiger, Jay Inouye, Sommer Setterstrom, Maelle Cunningham and Karen Otsig Front: Dr. Mandy Lee and Dr. Ayla Wilson

The Summerhill looks forward to continuing

! e c i o h C s â&#x20AC;&#x2122; er d a e R s u g n i t o v r o f u Thank yo

to provide our seniors with a fun, active, independent lifestyle.

135 West 15th Street (off Lonsdale), North Vancouver info@thesummerhill.ca thesummerhill.ca

604.980.6525

RC 22

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SUMMER CAMP KEATS CAMPS

PLACE TO ENTERTAIN THE KIDS MAPLEWOOD FARMS

405 Seymour River Pl, North Vancouver

The Team at Maplewood Farms

PEDALHEADS

SHORE BIKE CAMPS

GO BANANAS

Capilano Mall, North Vancouver

LASERDOME

110 - 2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Ken Ahn

Thanks for choosing us as one of your favourite Summer Camps!

COMMUNITY FITNESS FACILITY WEST VANCOUVER COMMUNITY & AQUATIC CENTRE 2121 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

SBC | Shore Bike Camps • Spring Break Camps • Tykes on Bikes ~ 3-6 years • Mountain Riders ~ 6-8 years • Weekend Camps Spring & Fall • Freeride Program ~ 9+ years • Midweek Camps all Summer

www.shorebikecamps.com

Learn, ride & play with SBC!

WE ARE MOOO-VED BY YOUR VOTES!

HARRY JEROME COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE 123 East 23rd St, North Vancouver

KAREN MAGNUSSEN COMMUNITY RECREATION CENTRE 2300 Kirkstone Rd, North Vancouver

Thank you Darrin Jones and Billi Behm

www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca 604-929-5610

Darrin Jones, Michelle Jones and Ron Holbrook

- RC 23

MARTIAL ARTS CENTRE GRIFFINS BOXING & FITNESS

NORTH SHORE ELEMENTS - YYOGA

125 West 1st St, North Vancouver

Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

The Team at Griffins Boxing & Fitness

CHAMPIONS MARTIAL ARTS ACADEMY

Sarah Gover and Heather McEwen

MASTER TONY KOOK’S NORTH SHORE TAEKWONDO

125 East 1st St, North Vancouver

YOGA STUDIO

MAA YOGA STUDIO

489 North Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

YOGAPOD

101 - 260 West Esplanade, North Vancouver

2900 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Sean Linsday, Kaitlyn McCready and Stu Wilson

Chris Izdebski, Lindsay Morrison, Lyden STeyn, Milad Bahrami, Richard Stein and Master Tony Kook

Laurie Inouye, Charlene Pert, Nancy Kerr, Todd Inouye and Tejas Inouye

Farhad Khan

NORTH SHORE TWEETER

SPECIALTY FITNESS GRIFFINS BOXING & FITNESS 125 West 1st St, North Vancouver

@JJBEANNORTHVAN

@LWPVANCOUVER

@NORTHSHORENEWS

The Team at Griffins Boxing & Fitness

Thank you

THE BAR METHOD

1760 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

CROSSFIT

# 116-2455 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

for choosing us as one of North Shore’s favourite Martial Arts Centres and as a favourite Summer Camp!

NORTH VANCOUVER

2900 Lonsdale Avenue 604.986.5558

www.northshoretaekwondo.com

Carolyn Williams and Danielle Hoffart

Chris Schaalo and Dave Kitchen

RC 24

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COMMERCIAL FITNESS FACILITY STEVE NASH FITNESS WORLD 1989 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Steve Nash Fitness World

LEVEL 10 FITNESS & PHYSIOTHERAPY

DANCE STUDIO NORTH SHORE ACADEMY OF DANCE 106 - 275 Fell Ave, North Vancouver

The Team at North Shore Academy of Dance

SHE’S FIT!

Capilano Mall, North Vancouver

RNB DANCE & THEATRE ARTS

3355 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

SEYMOUR DANCE

808 Lytton St, North Vancouver

890 Harbourside Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Level 10 Fitness & Physiotherapy

Miranda Nimchuk, Kathlene Martin, Malia Woods and Sarah Reid

Brianna Giles and Stephanie Johnson

Nicholas Lydiate, Heather Rusch, Sonia Ellis and Gillett

Thank you for voting us... best skin care service in the North Shore!

Thank you for your votes!

604-980-3040 www.rnbdance.ca

skoah Lower Lonsdale #208 - 50 Lonsdale Ave (604) 988-1222

Buzzing with Pride! Thank you for everyone’s vote.

www.seymourdance.com 808 Lytton Road, North Vancouver 604.929.6060

• Located near Ron Andrews Rec Centre

BALLET • JAZZ • LYRICAL • HIP HOP •TAP • IRISH • MUSICALTHEATRE • CAPOEIRA • MODERN

- RC 25

SKINCARE SERVICES SKOAH

SPA FACILITY SPA UTOPIA

50 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

160 - 889 Harbourside Dr, North Vancouver

Yavanna Arnold

Diane Yarnold, Tom Mulligan and Shirley Lim

FRUITION DAY SPA

403 North Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver

Heather Briscoe, Nicola Kirk, Laura Gobbo, Courtney Lutz and Stephanie Lactin

ZAZOU SALON & SPA

3033 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

The Team at Zazou Salon & Spa

AFTERGLOW MEDICAL AESTHETICS & SKIN CARE 2609 Westview Dr, North Vancouver

Dr. Shehla Ebrahim

ABSOLUTE SPA

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Ashley Rempel, Kristine Bjordal and Parvaneh Asgary

ZAZOU SALON & SPA

3033 Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver

The Team at Zazou Salon & Spa

RC 26

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NORTH SHORE HOTEL/MOTEL THE PINNACLE AT THE PIER 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver

Thank You North Shore for voting us as a Favourite Hotel 6 years in a row and making us a PLATINUM Winner in 2012!

A proud member of this community

The Team at The Pinnacle at the Pier

HOLIDAY INN & SUITES

700 Old Lillooet Rd, North Vancouver

LONSDALE QUAY HOTEL

123 Carrie Cates Ct, North Vancouver

The Team at Holiday Inn & Suites

Holiday Inn & Suites North Vancouver

700 Old Lillooet Road • 604-985-3111 • www.hinorthvancouver.com

THANK YOU!

For voting PIER 7 restaurant + bar your favourite new restaurant and The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier your favourite hotel!

the lobby

SEASIDE | NORTH VANCOUVER

To plan your new beginning please visit www.pinnaclepierhotel.com/weddings.html

Pierseven.ca | 604.929.7437 for reservations

FOOD + DRINK

PinnaclePierHotel.com | 604.986.7437 for reservations

604.973.8000 for reservations

Conveniently located on the waterfront at the corner of Esplanade Ave and Lonsdale Ave in North Vancouver. We look forward to welcoming you!

- RC 27

GREEK RESTAURANT MYTHOS GREEK TAVERNA 1811 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Nick Fikeris, Vassilis Papandreou and Kam Sangha

PASPAROS TAVERNA

PLACE FOR COCKTAILS BROWNS SOCIALHOUSE Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

Laura Hutchison, Kathleen Kearns, Cally Bailey and CJ Kerr

CACTUS CLUB CAFÉ

132 West 3rd St, North Vancouver

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

THE DISTRICT

13 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Phil Saxe, Sarah Porchetta, Georgia Fletcher, Jack Evans, Ashley Crosby and Chloe Gervais

Katia Kefalogiannis, Saeed Babadi and Julie Andrinopoulos

ANATOLI SOUVLAKI 5 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

KYPRIAKI TAVERNA

1356 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

KypriakiTaverna MEDITERRANEAN GRILL

Dave “Davidos” Edward

To all our amazing customers, we say

“THANK YOU” COMING FEBRUARY 25 TH

NEW VALUE PRICED MENU

CHICKEN SOUVLAKI MEAL NOW $12 KALAMARI MEAL ONLY $13 ROAST LAMB MEAL NOW ONLY $14 WITH LOTS OF VEGETARIAN + GLUTEN-FREE ITEMS

Thank You

to all our customers for voting for us and supporting us over eighteen great years! See you soon! Mythos Greek Taverna 1811 Lonsdale Ave North Vancouver • 604 984-7411 • WE NOW DELIVER!

DARE TO COMPARE: Our meals come with Greek or Caesar salad, lemon roasted potatoes, our signature rice, the dip of your choice and pita bread.

FOR THE BEST QUALITY AND THE BEST PRICES COME VISIT US OR CALL FOR DELIVERY TODAY 1356 Marine Dr., NorthVancouver • 604.985.7955

DINE-IN•TAKE-OUT•DELIVERY

RC 28

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NEW RESTAURANT PIER 7 RESTAURANT + BAR

PERSIAN RESTAURANT CAZBA RESTAURANT

25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver

132 West 16th St, North Vancouver

Dino Renaerts, Meagan Stevens, Danielle Porritt and Rhoda Reginald

BLUE EYED MARYS

THE PORTLY CHEF

1735 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

1211 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Stephen Biddiscombe, Sarah Culver, Kindy Riley and Carol Wallace

Joseph Wenth, Jeff Batt and Brendan McClarty

Much love & a BIG warm embrace from all of us at the Portly Chef!

INN COGNEATO BISTRO 1403 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

David Hossini

Interact with the News.

YAAS GRILL

1629 Londale Ave, North Vancouver

Mana Khalili, Mehrnaz Ovisi and Mita Samimirad

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“You can’t trust a skinny chef” 604 971 4377

1211 Lonsdale Ave, N.V.

www.theportlychef.com • portlychef@gmail.com

Interact with the News

Blue Eyed Marys would like to thank you for your votes!

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THANK YOU to our loyal customers and friends over the last 20 years!

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BISTRO/BAKERY

604 921 2583 WWW.BLUEEYEDMARYS.COM

1403 Marine Dr. West Vancouver 604.925.0201 OPEN DAILY 11AM-9PM

- RC 29

DESSERT PLACE THOMAS HAAS FINE CHOCOLATES & PATISSERIE 998 Harbourside Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Thomas Haas Fine Chocolates & Patisserie

SAVARY ISLAND PIE COMPANY

1533 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

PATIO BROWNS SOCIALHOUSE Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

Laura Hutchison, Kathleen Kearns, Cally Bailey and CJ Kerr

ARMS REACH BISTRO 4390 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver

THE BEACH HOUSE 150 - 25th St, West Vancouver

Amy, Jason and Allana

Rhys Parsons, Sarah Won, Kacie Ponak, Chris Kennedy, and Guhyun An

BUSINESS LUNCH HARMONY DONUT SHOP 2945 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

SWEET ART BAKERY

109 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

BROWNS SOCIALHOUSE Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

Jack Haggerty

A BIG THANK YOU to everyone for voting Browns...

Favourite Business Lunch

CJ Kerr, Eric Wang, Markus Covaneiro, Mike Dunn and Craig Hartley

BROWNS SOCIALHOUSE 1764 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

CACTUS CLUB CAFÉ

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Favourite Patio Favourite Place for Cocktails Favourite Weekend Brunch Chelsea Hartwick, Matt Hilder, Ryan Goetz, Gillian Bowles and Lisa Muir

1764 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver • 604.929.5401 1255 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver • 604.971.5299

Georgia Fletcher, Phil Saxe, Ashley Crosby, Sarah Porchetta, Jack Evans and Chloe Gervais

RC 30

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NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB BLACK BEAR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB

1177 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver

2989 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Zach Admussen, Jolene Beer, Brenda Haynes and Nigel Walt

EDGEMONT FINE WINES, SPIRITS & ALES 3020 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver

Ray Matheson, Crystal Coverdale (G.M.) and Tony Foulkes

Alistair Knott, Ron Slinger, Sue McMordie and Scott Zoethout

QUEENS CROSS

PRIVATE LIQUOR STORE

THE RAVEN PUB

1052 Deep Cove Rd, North Vancouver

NORTH SHORE LIQUOR 1262 Lynn Valley Rd, North Vancouver

Camile Beaudet, Erick Munoz and Mike Crawford

Andrew Hogan, Brent Wolrich, Alex Richardson, Imroz Rupani, Aurora Bartok and Myles Scott

RESTAURANT FOR A ROMANTIC DATE 16TH STREET LIQUOR STORE

THE SALMON HOUSE

220 â&#x20AC;&#x201C; 16th St, West Vancouver

2229 Folkestone Way, West Vancouver

QUEENS CROSS LIQUOR STORE 2989 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

The Team at 16th Street Liquor Store

Jimmy Lung

Executive Chef Ryan Maule, Aldo Martin, Kaitlin Robertson, Bogdan Albu, Michele Chailler, Diane Gunenc, Sous Chef Ryan Carlin with Ami Matsumoto and Bal Kandola in the front 150 - 25th St, West Vancouver

Rhys Parsons, Sarah Won, Kacie Ponak, Chris Kennedy and Guhyun An

You are BEAR aware!

THE KEG STEAKHOUSE & BAR

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Onur Gross, Emily Ketchen, Genn King and Darren Ozaki

Open seven days a week Sunday to Thursday 11am - Midnight Friday and Saturday 11am - 1am

MOUNTAIN HWY

THE BEACH HOUSE

BLACK BEAR NEIGHBOURHOOD PUB 1177 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver (Located next to the Lynn Valley Centre)

604-990-8880 www.blackbearpub.com

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Thank you from the entire Black Bear Pub crew. We appreciate your continued support and look forward to seeing you soon.

- RC 31

SEAFOOD RESTAURANT

FAMILY RESTAURANT

THE BOATHOUSE

WHITE SPOT

Horseshoe Bay - 6695 Nelson Ave, West Vancouver

Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

Ali Faridi, Seth Adler, Aaron Iverson, Heather Wylie and Sous Chef Rodolfo Ulep

C-LOVERS

1160 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver

FISHWORKS

801 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Collin Rasmussen, Jairo Cabrales, Shallaw Kadir and Sergio LaVaggi

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RED ROBIN

91 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Charlie Loucks, Victoria Richardson and Ron Lee

• 1 large Colesla

Kevin Wells, Diane Regamey, Sara Perry, Dora Wooten, Taylor Richards and Phil Elliott

WHITE SPOT

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Sasha Bertolini, Amanda Parry, Corinne Niddrie, Fazyn Esposito, Kaitlyn Gairdner, Roy Lincoln and Maddy Paule

Sean Ward, Iqbal Gill, Stephanie Lebel, Marcus Crabtree, Janet Lang and Lakhbir lidhar

CHOICE 2013…

Come by our North Vancouver or Horseshoe Bay location and enjoy a C-Lovers favourite at a special price!

Thank you for voting us “Best Family Restaurant”! We’ve been making families happy since 1928. From our award-winning burgers and signature fries, to our fresh salads, BC Chicken, pastas, Spot classics, and of course our famous Pirate Paks. At White Spot, there’s something for everyone. Thank you for making our restaurant your family favourite.

C-Lovers at Horsehoe Bay...

whitespot.ca

Our Newest Location!

Horseshoe Bay

6640 Royal Avenue, West Vancouver

604.913.0994

CL-HTO5x7 NSN

Travelling on the Sea-To-Sky Highway, or going somewhere by Ferry? Stop by for “the best fish & chips in town”

North Vancouver 1660 Pemberton Avenue

604.980.9993

$5 OFF DINNER

Join us for dinner and receive $5 off per couple or $2.50 off for a single diner. LONSDALE 2205 Lonsdale Ave 604-987-0024

PARK & TILFORD 1100–333 Brooksbank Ave 604-988-4199

PARK ROYAL 752 Marine Drive 604-922-8221

Valid from now until March 15th 2013. Valid for dine-in only after 4pm. Minimum purchase of $30 per couple or $15 per single diner. Not to be combined with any other promotional offer. No cash value. Limit one coupon per couple per visit. Valid only at the participating restaurants listed above.

RC 32

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WEEKEND BRUNCH MILESTONES

DELANY’S COFFEE HOUSE

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

Carolyn Agyagos, Ben Locking and Amanada Buckley

The Team at Milestones

BROWNS SOCIALHOUSE Lynn Valley Village, North Vancouver

COFFEE BAR

THE DISTRICT

13 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Laura Hutchison, Kathleen Kearns, Cally Bailey and CJ Kerr

CAFFÉ ARTIGIANO

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Sterling Paterson, Carley Kazoleas, Maria Salas and Ellie Chen

SANDWICH BAR

DELANY’S COFFEE HOUSE 3099 Edgemont Blvd, West Vancouver

The Team at Delany’s Coffee House

JJ BEAN

Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

LA GALLERIA

3055 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver

Rory Hislop, Rachelle Rovner, Steve Crocker and Lucas Kennedy

Mishela and Yohana

S’WICH CAFÉ

644 Queensbury Ave, North Vancouver

Erik Smith, Jarrett Poole and Lisa Kaufman

WHOLE FOODS

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Justin, Marty, Fatemah, Victoria, Grant and Henry

Thank You

North Shore for voting for us! Now serving brunch Friday, Saturday, Sundays 13 lonsdale avenue, north vancouver 778 338 4926 | www.thedistrictsocial.com

brunch | dinner | drinks

- RC 33

CATERER

JAPANESE RESTAURANT

TOMMY’S CATERING

SUSHI BELLA

222 Mackay Rd, North Vancouver

152 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

The Team at Tommy’s Catering

CHEERS RESTAURANT & CATERING

125 East 2nd St, North Vancouver

Halima Adbullah, Kristin Wong, Anita Labron and Alexandrea Davis

Kevin Son, Chris Hwang, Daniel Jeon, Suk-Hwan Eum, Jessica Kim, Ryan Baik and Kabel Kim (owner)

LOUIS GERVAIS FINE FOODS & CATERING

850 Habourside Dr, North Vancouver

Bernie DesLauriers, Louis Gervais, Josh Klawikonski, Nicole Braam and Tina Rezai

HACHI HANA

1426 Lonsale Ave, North Vancouver

Jin Lee, Clare Sohn and Jeff Hong

ZEN JAPANESE RESTAURANT

2232 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

Jun Park, Nobu Ochi and Masa Fujihara

We are honoured to be voted your favourite coffee bar on the North Shore! Caffè Artigiano is home to champion baristas serving distinctive coffees with renowned flavour and legendary latte art. It is our privilege to continue this tradtion in your comunity. Thank You North Shore!

www.caffeartigiano.com • 604.420.4447

RC 34

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BREAKFAST RESTAURANT THE TOMAHAWK RESTAURANT

PLACE FOR COMFORT FOOD BURGOO

1550 Philip Ave, North Vancouver

3 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Chuck Chamberlain

Amy Leathen, Halina Paernati and Stephanie Liatopoulos

EIGHTIES RESTAURANT

TOMMY’S CAFÉ

110 West 14th St, North Vancouver

1308 Ross Rd, North Vancouver

SAVARY ISLAND PIE COMPANY 1533 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

Ravi, Joe, Manjit and Michele

Michelle Williams, Kirsten Hofer, Vivian Chan and Nethita Koyamon

SOUP MEISTER

Lonsdale Quay Market, North Vancouver

The Team at Soup Meister

BIKING TRAIL

HAMBURGER THE TOMAHAWK RESTAURANT

1550 Philip Ave, North Vancouver

SEYMOUR DEMONSTRATION FOREST

CYPRESS MOUNTAIN

MOUNT SEYMOUR

Thank You for your patronage

Hearty Breakfasts • Great Burgers • Pies • Dinner Specials • Children’s Menus Serving hungry families for 87 years

604-988-2612

1550 Philip Avenue, North Vancouver (Behind Mercedes Benz Dealer)

www.tomahawkrestaurant.com

Chuck Chamberlain

FIVE GUYS BURGERS & FRIES Park Royal South, West Vancouver

VERA’S BURGER SHACK 1842 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Josh C. and Wendy E.

- RC 35

PIZZA HELL PIZZA

WOK BOX

1931 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

879 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Jet Mailhot and Kourtni Gray

COLOSSEUM PIZZA

Jarrod Purnell, Natasha Purnell and Luke Campbell

RAVEN PIZZA

107 East 12th St, North Vancouver

MEAL UNDER $10

1750 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Debra and Peter Milcak

Max Zhang,Jennifer Crawford,Edison He and Roman Arif

DELICATESSEN WHOLE FOODS

HONEY’S DOUGHNUTS & GOODIES

LA GALLERIA

3055 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver

4373 Gallant Ave, North Vancouver

Lorena Flores, Luis Arce, Ashifa Saferali, Sandy Mari and Nayadis Cipriano

Mishela and Yohana

Thanks for the votes North Shore! Thank you to everyone for voting us

The Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver

Favourite Meal under $10

Breakfast, freshly baked goods, specialty coffees and homemade sandwiches. And of course... our famous Honey Doughnuts. Eat in or enjoy the view from the patio, or take it to go!

Open at 6am-5pm 7 days a week Raven Pizza - North Vancouver

Raven Express - Deep Cove

www.ravenpizzalonsdale.com

www.theravenpub.com

604-987-4441

604-929-4335

FRESHYEAST RAISED CRUST MADE DAILY • ARTISAN MEATS • REAL CHEESE • SLOW SIMMERED TOMATO SAUCE

Justin, Marty, Fatemah, Victoria,Grant and Henry

BLACK FOREST DELI

Park Royal South, West Vancouver

Ned Dizon and Jon Voit

LA GALLERIA

3055 Highland Blvd, North Vancouver

Mishela and Yohana

4373 Gallant Ave., Deep Cove 604-929-4988 www.honeydoughnuts.com

RC 36

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CHINESE RESTAURANT RED CHILLI SZECHUAN CUISINE

741 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Peter Xu and Ken Tang (owner)

CAPILANO HEIGHTS CHINESE RESTAURANT

WESTLYNN BAKERY

Lynn Valley Centre, North Vancouver

Peter Vanderhoek and Staff

GOLDEN PEARL RESTAURANT Park & Tilford Shopping Centre, North Vancouver

5020 Capliano Rd, North Vancouver

Katheen Sun

BAKERY

THE ARTISAN BAKE SHOPPE

127 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

THE BAKEHOUSE

1050 West Queens Rd, North Vancouver

The Team at The Bakehouse

Kathy Laing, Kim Guam and Winnie Wong

ITALIAN RESTAURANT GUSTO DI QUATTRO 1 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Thank You Thank You

to all of our loyal customers for nominating us as your Favourite Chinese Restaurant

Nicholas Lim

BRAVO CUCINA

1209 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

North Shore for your loyalty & Patronage for the last 17 years! 741 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver 1209 Lonsdale Avenue 604.985.3006

604.986.2088

Trevor Whitman, Sami Bentroudi, Whalen Rozenek and Felix Roesner

LA CUCINA

1509 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

- RC 37

U-BREW STORE

PRIVATE WINE STORE

CORK-IT WINEMAKER

EVERYTHING WINE

1427 Crown St, North Vancouver

998 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Melanie Gagnon, Clayton Donohue and Melodie Devlin-Joyal

GRAPES ON 1ST

155 East 1st St, North Vancouver

The Team at Everything Wine

EDGEMONT FINE WINES, SPIRITS & ALES

MY WINE CELLAR

#112 - 1501 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

LIBERTY WINE MERCHANTS 333 Brooksbank Ave, North Vancouver

3020 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver

Al Kinghorn, Todd Cunningham and Klaus Hertel

Ray Matheson, Tony Foulkes and Crystal Coverdale (G.M.)

Sean Wederick and Pierson Browne

Everything Wine Thanks You for Your Votes!

And nominating us as the “Favourite Finalist” wine store for the fourth consecutive year!

READERS CHOICE

2012

• Over 3,000 import & BC wines searchable online on our site. • Special collector’s and vintage wines • Unique and fun tasting events - go online for details • Come by for daily wine tastings from 2-6 pm

5% off

Any 12 bottles all the time – mixed cases included

BC’s Largest Wine Stores B

RC 38

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INDIAN RESTAURANT PALKI INDIAN RESTAURANT 116 East 15th St, North Vancouver

USED CAR DEALER JIM PATTISON TOYOTA NORTH SHORE 849 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

Brian McKinley, Hamid Zolfaghari, Simon Sidhu, Maysam Fazadoust, Harj Gill, Sia Zamzam and David Forest

HANDI CUISINE OF INDIA

1340 Marine Dr, West Vancouver

INDIAN FUSION

2045 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

Alam Tanweer, Par Maroke (owner), Girish Prasad and Khushi Ram

CAPILANO VOLKSWAGEN 1151 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Tony Tehrani, Jordan Hicks, Brad Nakahei, Adam Wade, Greg Balderson, Cody White and Garry Speranza

CARTER GM NORTH SHORE 800 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Carter GM North Shore

CAR WASH OASIS AUTOMATIC CAR WASH

671 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

Thank You for all your support and recognition. ur with yo e t a r b e l Ce e at Valentin ! Handiâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s serve w to re Book no able. your t

Robert Young, Jagsir Brar, Steve Daniels and Debora Clarke

THE HAND CARWASH COMPANY Park Royal South, West Vancouver

NORTH SHORE AUTO WASH 1501 Main St, North Vancouver

1340 Marine Drive, West Vancouver

604-925-5262 NEW LOCATION:

4544 Hastings St. 604-298-4464

www.handi-restaurant.com

Sam Rushton, Ben Wang and Tom Hanek

- RC 39

IT’S AN HONOUR

NEW CAR DEALER

To All Our Customers Thank you for your business and your votes!

PACIFIC HONDA

816 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

THANK YOU FOR YOUR VOTE OF CONFIDENCE

We work hard everyday to earn your respect and loyalty.

1151 Marine Drive, North Vancouver

604.985.0694 www.capilanovw.com

The Team at Pacific Honda

CARTER GM NORTH SHORE 800 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

JIM PATTISON TOYOTA NORTH SHORE 849 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

Thank You North Shore Thank you for making us one of your favourite Auto Dealerships for the last 7 years straight. We always give you our best. It’s nice to know you think so too! We look forward to serving you more in the future. We think the North Shore is the best place to live, play, and drive a Honda.

Pacific

816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver

The Team at Carter GM North Shore

604-984-0331

Brian McKinley, Hamid Zolfaghari, Simon Sidhu, Maysam Fazadoust, Harj Gill, Sia Zamzam and David Forest

www.pacifichonda.ca

Thank You North Shore for choosing us as one of your favourite:

New Car Dealers • Used Car Dealers • Auto Service Dealers We really appreciate your business and being part of this great community

THANK

CHEVROLET • GMC • BUICK • CADILLAC

CHEVROLET • BUICK • GMC • CADILLAC DL# 10743

Northshore

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604-987-5231

Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.com

YOUR EXCLUSIVE NORTH SHORE CADILLAC • CHEVROLET • BUICK • GMC STORE

RC 40

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TIRE STORE CANADIAN TIRE

JIM PATTISON TOYOTA NORTH SHORE SERVICE DEPT

1350 Main St, North Vancouver

849 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Canadian Tire

KAL TIRE

The Team at Jim Pattison Toyota North Shore Service Dept

OK TIRE

1830 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

AUTO SERVICE

212 Fell Ave, North Vancouver

Joe Dhaliwal, Brent Perry and Shane Foy

PACIFIC HONDA SERVICE DEPT 816 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at OK Tire

The Team at PaciďŹ c Honda

AUTO BODY CARTER GM NORTH SHORE SERVICE DEPT

CRAFTSMAN COLLISION

1315 Cotton Dr, North Vancouver

MR. LUBE

1790 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

800 Automall Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at Carter GM North Shore

Jason Deo, John Baillie, Shawn Ravanchi, Saba Adem, Frank Nuoshad, Paul Graham and Jorge Dizon

The Team at Craftsman Collision

ELITE BODY SHOP 142 Fell Ave, North Vancouver

The Team at Elite Body Shop

Thank you to our many loyal customers for considering us your Favourite Tire Store

TAYLORMOTIVE

174 Pemberton Ave, North Vancouver

Donald Taylor & Charles Taylor and Staff

604-985-8265

212 Fell Avenue, NORTH VANCOUVER oktire.com

AT PARTICIPATING STORES

- RC 41

PET SUPPLY STORE

DOG WALKER

BOSLEY’S PET FOOD PLUS

NORTH SHORE DOG WALKERS

1905 Lonsdale Ave, North Vancouver

237 West 24th St, North Vancouver

Tanya Benzon

Tara, Alysha, Ryan, Amber, Jae, Natalie, Dana and Ashley

KORNA NATURAL PET SUPPLIES PETSMART 1174 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

1325 Main St, North Vancouver

Bojan Pete, Russ Blower, Shaan Aroeste, Denise Heritage and cat kit kit

The Team at PetSmart

PET PALS

A WALK IN THE PARK

110 East 26th St, North Vancouver

Laurie Lerner with one of her two-legged clients

HIKING TRAIL

THE GROUSE GRIND

BADEN POWELL TRAIL

LYNN LOOP

YOUR COLLISION REPAIR SPECIALIST Elite Body Shop 142 Fell Ave NV 604.987.4408 Elite Xpress 860 West 1st St NV 604.987.2033

www.elitebodyshop.ca

THANKS FOR VOTING US YOUR FAVOURITE BODY SHOP!

1174 Marine Drive North Vancouver 604-904-2008 www.kornapet.com

RC 42

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PET DAYCARE NORTH SHORE BARKING LOT DOGGY DAYCARE 24 Bewicke Ave, North Vancouver

1367 McKeen Ave, North Vancouver

CAPILANO PET HOSPITAL

2580 Capilano Rd, North Vancouver

April Rhodenizer, Krista Johnson, Dr. Catherine Sharp, Dr. Sarah MacNaughton, Tania Chardonnens and Mojo the dog

Hayley Scott and Heather Allen

DOG DAYS DAY CARE

VETERINARIAN

WAG ZONE URBAN DOG RETREAT

309 Mansfield Pl, North Vancouver

BLUERIDGE-COVE ANIMAL HOSPITAL

MOSQUITO CREEK VETERINARY HOSPITAL

165 Riverside Dr, North Vancouver

Denise Boehm, Lisa Kerley, Rebecca Harsell and Suzanne Makin

The Team at Wag Zone Urban Dog Retreat

THANK YOU TO OVER 4,000 OF OUR LOYAL READERS FOR CASTING VOTES IN PERSON AND ONLINE IN THIS YEAR’S READERS CHOICE AWARDS!

CONGRATULATIONS

1180 Marine Dr, North Vancouver

The Team at BlueridgeCove Animal Hospital

Janice Crook and Staff

NORTH SHORE VETERINARY CLINIC

227 Mountain Hwy, West Vancouver

The Team at North Shore Veterinary Clinic

NORTH SHORE TOURIST ATTRACTION

TO

ANYA VARDA GRAND PRIZE WINNER OF A

LYNN CANYON SUSPENSION BRIDGE & ECOLOGY CENTRE

500 SHOPPING SPREE

$

FROM

DEEP COVE

GROUSE MOUNTAIN

- RC 43

Thanks!

DOG GROOMER PETSMART

1325 Main St, North Vancouver

We would sincerely like to thank our customers, past and present, for helping us make our business what it is today. With your patronage we have been serving the North Shore for over 27 years. We would especially like to thank everyone who voted us their Favourite Dog Groomer! The Team at PetSmart

DIRTY DOGZZ BATH HOUSE

SUCCESS DOG GROOMING

114 West 3rd St, North Vancouver

158 East 2nd St, North Vancouver

Redeem this coupon for

10

$

00 OFF

Any Full Groom

Valid until March 30, 2013. One coupon per dog. Not valid with other discounts.

Redeem this coupon for

5

$ 00 OFF

Any Express Bath

Valid until March 30, 2013. One coupon per dog. Not valid with other discounts.

Success Dog Grooming Voted #1 Favourite 14 times â&#x20AC;˘ Winner of 2 Platinum Awards

604-987-2333

Eddie, Tianna Tuohey, Riley and Katya Zanrosso

158 East 2nd Street, North Vancouver PLACE TO WALK THE DOG

AMBLESIDE PARK

BRIDGMAN PARK

LYNN CANYON

MOSQUITO CREEK TRAIL

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RC 44

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CUSTOMER APPRECIATION EVENT T

Vinyl Flooring 75¢ Premium Laminate 89¢ Berber Carpet 95¢ Engineered Hardwood Door Crasher Price! $399 Interlocking Vinyl Plank Now Available SQ.FT. & UP

SQ.FT. & UP

SQ.FT. & UP

SQ.FT. & UP

FREE UNDERPAD ON ALL ROLL ENDS

FINANCING SPECIAL

6 months FINANCING SPECIAL NO interest 6 months NO NO interest payment NO payment NO admin fee NO admin fee O.A.C.

O.A.C.

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2012

Wednesday, February 13, 2013 - North Shore News - A27

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Local schools talk about their non-sport activities A special feature of the

A28 - North Shore News - Wednesday, February 13, 2013

PRIVATE SCHOOLS

Collingwood students are in the house Bodwell

celebrates differences

THE halls, classrooms and gyms at Collingwood School are filled with laughter and enthusiasm for the newly implemented house system.

All students in grades 8 through 12, teachers and staff members have been sorted, much like in the Harry Potter books, into one of six houses. The houses are named after founding families and the school’s first headmaster. It’s easy to spot a member of a particular house, as they sport T-shirts and ties with their designated house colour. Each house has a House Master who oversees all the activities for their group. There are two captains for each house, one male and one female in Grade 12, which creates additional leadership opportunities for students. There are many opportunities for student mentorship. Teachers also act as mentors, working with a small group of students in order to provide individual attention, care and guidance. Since the kick-off of the house system in September, each house has been competing and earning points in activities based on academics, arts, athletics

NEWS photo Mike Wakefield

COLLINGWOOD students Nikail Mainra (left), Heather Ratray, Alexia Cima, Amy Neilson, Taylor Belangno and Tiana Wong show off their house colours. and service. Activities such as handball tournaments or trivia challenges during lunch hour allow house members to bond and compete with rival houses. Students also earn points for their house from their academic performance in a variety of subjects from

math to music. Trophies can be won and points accumulate over the course of the year. All houses are vying for the coveted Wright Cup, named after the school’s current headmaster. The house system infuses school spirit across the grades

and provides a forum for fun and collaborative competition. From the annual Terry Fox Run, to our school-wide public speaking competition and science expo, students are working together to be their very best. May the best house win!

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We at Bodwell believe that future global citizens will need a larger worldview and an appreciation of interculturality. Our extra-curricular programs offer opportunities for students to broaden individual interests and learn to be at ease working with those who are different. Kang Won, a graduate who is now working in the HR department of a multinational telecom company, was recently asked what he got most out of his years at Bodwell. “During those days I participated in as many extra-curricular activities as possible,” he said. “Through participation, I learned to be open-minded and I sharpened my cross-cultural skills. Such experiences (are) now invaluable to my career, which requires me to travel the world and connect with people of different cultures, interests and perspectives.” Philosopher Aristotle first coined the term, “The whole is greater than the sum of its parts.” In modern times, this phrase aptly defines the concept of synergy. Last December, a group of students came up with the idea of making a lip-dub video to celebrate friendship. It

rapidly morphed into a project involving nearly the entire student community. Pulling off such a production required artistic design, choreographic arrangement, technical planning, costume making, and mobilization of as many students as possible. Without help from a single adult and completed in a very short time, the project enjoyed an overwhelming success. Joey Chu, one of the leaders, reflected, “It is so amazing to find out how hundreds of us who each had a different childhood and speak a different mother language from a different place of the world could come together and work on a project as one. There is so much in each of us that complement each other.” Joey is heading for California to attend a filmmaking program with students from all over the world. She is prepared.

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Design, create, compete

THINKING, designing, creating, building, problemsolving, programming, re-designing . . . St Alcuin students have certainly been busy.

One of their extra-curricular activities includes a top-notch robotics program. With dedication and perseverance, students in Grade 3 to Grade 10 have been working together to design and build robots that can meet a specific challenge. Some of the students are working towards the First Lego League provincial competition in March at BCIT. Others will go to Washington for a middle school VEX Robotics competition in mid-February, where they hope to qualify for the 2013 VEX Robotics High School World Championship in California in April. A robotics course speaks to St Alcuin’s core philosophy, which is one of experiential learning. Experiential learning is synonymous with “observation, reflection and interaction.” “This program requires an authentic hands-on approach to learning, which is exactly what we want for our students,” explains Edmund de Beer, cofounder of St Alcuin. The program is taught by

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ST Alcuin students San Lee (left) and Oliwier Kaleta examine their robotics project. the 2012 VEX Robotics World Champion coach, Todd Ablett. A seasoned educator, Ablett has qualified teams for the world championships for six consecutive years, leading his teams to first and second place finishes. A Prime Minister’s Teaching Excellence Award winner, he was also recently awarded the prestigious Queen Elizabeth ll Diamond Jubilee Medal for his outstanding contribution in the field of education, specifically in the area of robotics in the province of British Columbia.

According to Ablett, VEX Robotics offers students a platform for learning about areas rich with career opportunities spanning science, technology, engineering and math. “It’s a great way to improve your problem-solving techniques while collaborating with team players who are all working towards a common end goal with set deadlines,” explains Ablett. Teamwork, skill-building and critical thinking in a fun environment are all benefits for the St Alcuin robotics students.

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World music in the halls of Brockton

NESTLED in the woods at the base of Seymour Mountain, lies St. Pius X elementary.

IMAGINE a school where learning outside of the classroom is as important as learning in the classroom, imagine Brockton.

At Brockton we strive to ensure that all of our students receive a balanced, challenging and fun educational experience. Throughout the year, a multitude of inspiring and stimulating co-curricular choices are provided. Our internationallyrecognized World Music Program provides Upper School students with the opportunity to travel locally and globally to perform (China 2010, Greece 2012). Through the program, students develop interest, curiosity and enjoyment in their own musical creativity and that of others. Students develop a global consciousness through the five pillars of the program: Leadership, Collaboration, Mentorship, Community Service and Artistic Excellence. Our other cocurricularopportunitiesincludeearning co-pilot and radio operator licences and flying a Cessna 172 with Air Time Canada; learning public-speaking skills; playing a musical instrument; constructing Lego robotic machines; reporting for the school newspaper; completing a first aid qualification; achieving the Duke of Edinburgh’s Award; gardening; cooking with a

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BROCKTON students play traditional African marimbas. professional chef (the Dizzy Whisk); knitting; dancing with Pro-Arte dance academy; improvisation and drama productions; digital story telling, and the list goes on. Our students are encouraged to be risk-takers and try something new

either by participating in a new activity or by leading a group themselves. Brockton offers a vibrant, small-school environment where every opportunity is seen as a learning experience, and where co-curricular participation is at 100 per cent.

Established in 1996, St. Pius X is a K-7 single-streamed school dedicated to developing reverence, respect and responsibility within each child. The rationale for the school’s existence lies primarily in its ability to form and inform students in the Catholic ways of knowing, loving and living Christ. St. Pius X enjoys a rich history of excellence that is the direct result of a collegial partnership between the parish, school and parents. The school provides diverse learning opportunities and experiences for students and offers a rigorous academic program, an excellent fine arts program, which includes art, music, band and drama, a strong athletics program and an extensive extra-curricular program. In addition, students are provided with opportunities for service in the local community and beyond. St. Pius X is proud of the reputation it has built over the years. The school prides itself on the high number of students who participate and are involved in the many facets of school life. Students from Kindergarten to Grade 7 are committed to the various extra-curricular activities the school offers. The school has three choirs with more than 80 members registered, as well as a band program for students in Grade 7. The annual Christmas concert, Variety Show, choral concert and band concert all showcase the many gifts and talents that each student possesses.

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STUDENTS at St. Pius X perform in the annual Christmas concert. St. Pius X school hosts both the annual primary and intermediate North Shore Speech Arts festivals, which involve hundreds of participants from the four North Shore Catholic schools. This is a great opportunity for all students to develop their confidence, as well as their public speaking skills. Other extra-curricular clubs include Readers are Leaders, Guardian Gazette newspaper, Roman Catholic Challenge, spelling bee, Scorekeeping Club, Altar Servers, and Art Club. The school has an active student council, as well as a dynamic leadership Club. St. Pius X has contributed greatly to local and global needs, and last year the school raised more than $22,000 for various outreach initiatives. All of these extra-curricular activities provide students with a multitude of choices and opportunities. There’s definitely something for everyone at St. Pius X. St. Pius X strongly believes in and values excellence in all areas (academics, athletics, fine arts, extra-curricular activities, social justice and service), all under a Christian framework.

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Time for talent at EAS

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STUDENTS at Eaton Arrowsmith School spend a good portion of their days doing mental olympic training.

They get to the root causes of their learning disabilities by rewiring the weaker areas of their brain that have been standing in the way of academic and social success. They are resilient, courageous boys and girls who work hard each day in order to carve a new path for themselves, one that enables them to leave their learning challenges behind. These challenges, however, do not define our students. There is not one student at our school that does not possess a special talent or passion. We celebrate these gifts every day in our classrooms. Each May, however, our students have the opportunity to take part in the school’s annual talent show. Singers, dancers, musicians, artists (new and seasoned) come together to put on a fantastic show for the EAS community. Theeventisgreatlyanticipated every year, for both the acts

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STUDENTS participate in the annual talent show at Eaton Arrowsmith School. and the incredible courage and confidence our students show on stage, despite the fact that they may be new at their chosen media, or they may be working on strengthening their ability to express themselves. The entire school community stands behind the students, cheers them on, and applauds them not only for their performance, but their tenacious spirit. The talent show is just one more way that Eaton Arrowsmith School demonstrates our support of our students. Since 2009, we’ve finished off the year at Eaton Arrowsmith’s sister school Magnussen School with the annual Shakespeare Festival.

Starting in April, students study a play by Shakespeare, learning the plot, characters, major lines, and themes. From there, each student becomes involved in putting on the yearend production, whether they are actors, set designers, prop managers or assistant directors. We bring in the Bard in the Classroom workshop to help students hone their knowledge of the play, and in the end, they put on an amazing performance at the Freddie Wood Theatre at UBC for all our families. It is truly remarkable to watch these students, some as young as Grade 5, memorize and perform Shakespeare.

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MULGRAVE students are taking care of business.

In an elective class, How to Run Your Own Business, middle school students are asked to create entrepreneurial ideas, write business plans and set up their own companies. Taking a cue from the television show, Dragon’s Den, student groups pitch ideas to an authentic audience of local business leaders who decide whether or not to invest in each company. Several serious deals are negotiated on the spot, while other groups head back to the drawing board to rethink sales and profit targets. The goal is to raise an end-of-year profit which is given to a charity of the company’s choice. The business plan of one group, which consists of Grade 7 partners Sparsh Jain, David Sui, Armon Shokravi, Arveen Shokravi, Matthew Zhang and David Sui, centres on importing and selling Tshirts. According to David, “T-shirts are popular items that can be worn by people of all ages, so we knew that we would have a large potential market.” As the project progressed, the group realized they could increase their profit margin by importing T-shirts directly from a manufacturer. They contacted a T-shirt manufacturer in China and began the process. “Our shirts are printed in China with designs and words that we create ourselves,” says David. “We will be donating all the money we earn to the Make a Wish Foundation.” How to Run Your Own Business is just one of many options available in the Mulgrave Learning Enrichment and Personalization (LEAP) elective program. Personalized learning is a cornerstone of the program, with the goal of providing an academic curriculum that responds to the uniqueness of every learner in terms of where, when and how learning takes place. Students in grades 7 to 9 choose from a range of elective classes, while also undertaking the International Baccalaureate (IB) Middle Year’s Program. A typical day includes IB core courses scheduled in the morning. In the afternoon, focus turns to a wide range of electives designed to

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ARMON Shokravi (left), Arveen Shokravi, Matthew Zhang, David Sui and Sparsh Jain display their product line from their How to Run Your Own Business class. provide real world learning experiences. Options vary from dance and sports, technology and business, to philosophy and languages. According to Middle School principal, Martin Jones, “We started the LEAP elective program to ensure students have the opportunity to pursue a passion, be it a high performance sport or mathematical thinking. The LEAP program offers a range of options for students who might want to try something new, expose them to an entirely new set of skills they may never have ever thought of exploring on their own. Who knows what passions will be born?” With the mission of inspiring excellence in education and life, Mulgrave students not only complete the rigorous academic IB core curriculum, but also engage in lifelong learning. The How to Run Your Own Business is just one example of how students have the opportunity to learn new skills, perhaps develop a new passion and participate in an authentic learning experience.

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At St. Edmund’s elementary, our philosophy is commitment to excellence in Catholicity and in all areas that promote the development of the whole child. To bring out this potential, students should have diverse opportunities to grow their talents, beyond just the academic aspect. One area that should be developed is creativity and expression, which requires a range of fine arts opportunities. At St. Edmund’s, our fine arts program consists of speech arts, music, and art. Speech arts develops their presentation skills. A student selects a passage from a book, a poem, or a Bible reading, which they practise at school and at home. After a few

weeks of practice, the students perform at the annual speech arts festival at a local elementary school. They are given feedback from an adjudicator, as well as a certificate. Sometimes, we’ll have an especially creative student write and present their own poem. Last year, we had a memorable performance when a Grade 3 student wrote a poem about her first powwow (a First Nations celebration). We also have art club available to all students from Grade 1 onwards. Typically, we group students in art club by grade. Each group focuses on a project that they work on over several after-school sessions. Last year, our older group did abstract painting. Towards the end of the school year, we

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display all the art club projects, as well as classroom artwork, in our annual art show. Our music program permits students to further develop their artistic expression. All students have music class, as well as the opportunity to join the choir (junior or senior). Senior choir is divided into two seasons: winter choir and spring choir. Our winter choir has various community performancesaroundChristmas, such as at seniors’ residences.

Expeditions at Island Pacific School

Every year the middle school students at Island Pacific School go on two significant camping expeditions, one at the beginning of the year and another at the end. They also participate in a special Discovery Week experience during the third week in May. These trips are in addition to the monthly half-day excursions that the students take on alternating Wednesdays. Each of these special extracurricular elements has its own unique purpose within the school’s overall aim: to create the conditions to enable middle school students to become persons of character. The threeday hiking trip to Alice Lake and Garibaldi Park at the beginning of the year is designed to

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introduce or re-acquaint everyone and at the same time underline the importance of taking responsibility for oneself in a new environment. The Wednesday excursions (to art galleries, plays, shelters, museums, etc.) are sometimes a complement to the academic program and sometimes an opportunity for students to

participate in special community initiatives. The grade-specific Discovery Week trips in May (hiking, camping on Bowen Island; tall-ship sailing in the Gulf Islands; cultural excursion to Quebec city) provide unique challenges and opportunities for further responsibility, growth and learning. The kayak and camping trip at the end of the year offers a final challenge followed by a well-deserved celebration of accomplishment. While these programs are offered outside of the regular academic timetable, they are not really extra-curricular. They represent, instead, an integral element of the school’s multifaceted approach to give middle school students the education they need to truly come of age.

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BODWELL ACADEMY

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GRADE 11 student Aidan Garcia practises speaking German with Grade 2 student Christiana Wurm at Lions Gate Christian Academy.

Learning language at LGCA

OUR mission at Lions Gate Christian Academy is to offer opportunities for our students to engage and serve their local community and beyond.

Since 2011 students, staff and parents have had the opportunity to study German together using a combination of Rosetta Stone software and direct teaching. We are delighted to see the success of this extra-curricular program for all ages. Twelve students, a teacher and a parent will be on their way to Freiburg, Germany, in March for the first half of a German exchange trip. We will welcome our counterparts from Germany in May.

At the same time, 12 students will leave LGCA for Thailand on our third international missions trip. Students will participate in work projects that include upgrading facilities, a feeding program and tutoring children. Prior to embarking on global outreach, our students served in a local soup kitchen, participated in a North Shore cleanup, and have been involved in a variety of other projects. These experiences help our students recognize a need and contribute to society. We are excited about these opportunities to meet, understand and help others, and to continue to develop leadership skills in our students.

Fine arts part of core CEFA program THE CEFA program has a unique blend of core subjects and fine arts, enabling children to learn and grow through play.

The fine arts element of our program provides children with exciting activities including dramatic and visual arts. During the dramatic arts time, we develop creativity, imagination and teamwork in each of our

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She was inspired to support the cause after watching a documentary on PBS, she says. All pennies will be donated to the Somaly Mam Foundation, which is part of the Half the Sky Movement. According to a press release, the Half the Sky movement seeks to put an end to the oppression of women and girls worldwide through a global media project that uses video, websites, blogs and games to raise awareness about gender issues and to provide concrete steps to empower women and girls. Hannah hoped to put the historic end of the penny to good use and her hope was for everyone to have fun collecting their pennies, and to learn more about this important cause. ••• West Vancouver’s Hilary Drake has been awarded a Bell Scholarship from Mount Allison University in Sackville, N.B. Valued at $48,000 over four years, it’s one of the largest and most prestigious entrance awards at the university and celebrates students who have demonstrated strong academic ability, leadership

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EVERY year around this time, there’s a big marketing push to open up and contribute to a Registered Retirement Savings Plan (RRSP), and for good reason. RRSPs are still one of the best retirement saving and tax-deferral opportunities available for Canadians, even though a majority of us do not use them to the max. So to help you make the most of an RRSP, here are 10 rules to follow. ■ Contribute: That sounds simplistic, but as the saying goes, “You can’t win if you don’t play.” Basically, an RRSP lets you contribute 18 per cent of earned income every year to a pre-set maximum. For 2012, the maximum contribution limit was set at $22,970. The last day to make a contribution for the 2012 tax year is March 1, 2013. ■ Pay yourself first: If you can’t contribute your maximum in a year, contribute as much as you can. Start small and make monthly contributions. Preauthorized payment plans are a good way to ensure regular contributions. ■ Start young: The sooner you start, the more effective the tax-sheltered compound growth within an RRSP. ■ Use contribution room: You can carry forward any unused contribution room

(that is, amounts you did not contribute to your maximum in a given year) to add to your contributions in future years. If you’ve made a large contribution in a year, you don’t have to apply the deduction all at once, you can spread it out and use it in future years. ■ Reinvest your refund: You get a tax deduction on your contribution for a given year. If that generates a tax refund for the year, don’t blow it. It’s like found money, so reinvest in your RRSP to expand your contribution and generate another tax refund next year. ■ Don’t break open the piggybank: Your investments grow tax-free inside an RRSP, but you’ll pay tax as soon as you withdraw. If you withdraw in your peak earning years, you’ll pay tax at your top marginal rate and lose the benefit of all that tax-sheltered compound growth. ■ Invest wisely: For many people, an RRSP will be their only source of retirement income apart from the Canada Pension Plan. While RRSPeligible investments include everything from individual stocks to bonds, mutual funds and exchange-traded funds, it’s not the place to speculate on junior mines or hightech start-ups. Moreover, tax benefits like the dividend tax credit, the capital gains tax exemption, and the ability to offset losses against gains are lost within an RRSP. ■ Know your limits: Most of us tend to overestimate our capacity to deal with market volatility and take investment losses. Be realistic about your own tolerance for risk (and ignore what your neighbour, uncle, or barber thinks). Then allocate your RRSP assets accordingly. If you don’t know

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careful you don’t get into a cash-flow bind with an RRSP loan. ■ Select the right maturity option. When you retire, you can withdraw RRSP funds in a lump sum (and pay a huge tax bill), roll over into a Registered Retirement Income Fund (RRIF), or purchase an annuity (you must collapse your RRSP in the year you turn 71.) There are pros and cons to each of these, and it’s best to discuss them with an advisor.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to EXCEPTIONAL CUISINE

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Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

A couple of years ago I wrote a column about making a fabulous Valentine’s Day dinner at home; it proved to be a big hit, so I thought I’d give it another go.

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LONG before it became fashionable in culinary circles to trade in the grueling schedule of a fine dining chef for the more casual whites of a restaurant chain, Chris Mills made it cool.

Great restaurant meals are pretty expensive these days, and none of us wants to drink and drive, so having your special dinner at home means that you can save money and also have wine with your meal without worrying. And if the amazing meal leads to romance . . . (I’ll let your imagination fill in the blanks). Start your meal off with some easy canapés of lightly toasted baguette slices topped with goat cheese and red pepper jelly, olive tapenade or fig jam (and a glass of Champagne, of course). Some buttered, fresh green beans or asparagus would go well with the lamb and potatoes. Happy Valentine’s Day to all you romantics out there.

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Refrigerate until firm, about one hour. (Can be prepared to this point one day ahead; cover and keep refrigerated.) Mound the blueberries in the centre of the tart; arrange the sliced strawberries in a ring around the blueberries and the raspberries in a ring around the outer edge. Stir the jam or jelly in a small saucepan over low heat until melted. Brush the glaze over the fruit topping. Serve tart immediately or refrigerate for up to two hours. Before serving, remove tart from pan by placing a bowl about one inch smaller in diameter than the tart pan on the counter; place the pan on top of the bowl and allow ring of tart pan to drop off. Makes eight servings. Angela Shellard is a selfprofessed foodie. She has done informal catering for sports and business functions and enjoys entertaining family and friends at home. Contact: ashellard@hotmail.ca.

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Training program hits high gear North Van cycling studio gets junior athletes rolling Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

NORTH Vancouver Olympic mountain biker Lesley Tomlinson is hoping to help a few North Shore kids follow her trail to cycling glory with a new program aimed at introducing talented young athletes to the sport. Tomlinson is the co-owner TaG Cycling, a bikebased training business run out of the company’s studios in North Vancouver and Whistler. This winter the company, thanks to donations from local cycling-mad sponsors, began offering free training sessions to local junior athletes from various sports who are looking for an edge. “It’s free of charge but we want a commitment of you showing up at least six weeks in a row,” said Tomlinson, who coaches the kids along with a talented roster of professionals and Olympians such as Andrew Pinfold and Micayla Gatto along with TaG co-owners Gina Grain (hence the name TaG, for Tomlinson and Grain) and Chrissy DeVall. “(The program) is basically what we used for years to train for the Olympics,” said Tomlinson. The program began in November with a group of 35 cross-country skiers, runners and hockey players aged 13-19. The number has grown through word-of-mouth as the athletes have seen the benefits of the indoor training which mimics different types of cycling including road, track and mountain. “(The kids) are just such a quick study,” said Tomlinson. “They’re all used to training for something and most of them are really, really fit, they have really, really good engines.” The program, however, is not there solely to provide some free cross-training for all of these young athletes so that they can go back to being high-level rowers or runners. The TaG crew is hoping to get some kids hooked on cycling and into their outdoor programs this summer. “What we hope to do is follow up in the spring with those who are interested and create some camps and training opportunities for them outside,” she said. “If we have a dozen try out some racing and actually explore the sport, that would be great. That’s obviously what the sponsors are hoping for.” Interested athletes would be connected with TaG’s partner dEVo, a youth cycling racing team coached by Pinfold. For Tomlinson, the program offers a chance to set kids up on the same path that she took to a successful cycling career. Tomlinson represented

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LESLEY Tomlinson gives some tips to Hart Massey as he goes for a spin in the TaG Cycling youth development program. The training program is aimed at introducing elite junior athletes to the sport of cycling.

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North Shore leagues set to crown champions Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE North Shore AA and AAA senior girls basketball leagues will hand out their banners tomorrow following a pair of championship finals. At the AAA level the Handsworth Royals finished first in regular season play to earn a trip to the final. The Royals, ranked No. 3 in the province, await the winner of a semifinal between the Argyle Pipers and Carson Graham Eagles played last night after

North Shore News press deadline. The Pipers finished second behind the Royals in the North Shore premier division while the Eagles played in the Div. 1 league this season, finishing third. If the No. 5-ranked Pipers make the final it will be the fourth meeting between Handsworth and Argyle this season. The Royals won the first two — beating the Pipers in the final of the Telus Basketball Classic before taking a twopoint win at Argyle in January — but the Pipers returned the favour on Handsworth’s home floor with a 68-63 win Feb. 5. Game time Thursday is 6 p.m. at Handsworth.

In AA action two semifinals were played last night to sort out the finalists after press deadline. On one side Windsor secondary, first-place finishers in the Div. 1 league, took on sixth-place Sutherland. In the other semifinal second-place Collingwood took on St. Thomas Aquinas, a AA team that spent the season in the AAA league compiling an 04 record against Handsworth and Argyle. STA was No. 3 in the latest AA provincial rankings while Windsor was listed as an honourable mention. Game time for the AA North Shore final is 5:45 p.m. at Windsor secondary.

Chance for Pack to clinch third place in big showdown tonight Andy Prest aprest@nsnews.com

THE North Van Wolf Pack has a chance to wrap up third place in the Pacific Junior Hockey League’s Tom Shaw Conference when they host the North Delta Devils tonight at Harry Jerome Arena.

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HANDSWORTH’S Elisa Homer (left) is met by Argyle’s Chelsea Dekleer in a 68-63 win for Argyle Feb. 5. The two top-ranked teams will likely battle again in tomorrow’s North Shore AAA final.

The Pack were well back of the Devils after dropping their first three games of 2013 but since then they’ve gone 8-1, including wins in their last six games, to finish the regular season on a high. North Van now sits three points ahead of the Devils with two games left for each team. A win tonight would give the Pack third place and set up a playoff series against the secondplace Delta Ice Hawks. The Wolf Pack, currently 23-17-1-1, have already set a club record for wins in a season

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and have clinched a playoff spot for the second straight season. The Pack picked up an important point over North Delta on the road Friday when they beat the Devils 4-3 in double overtime. Spencer Quon, the game’s first star, scored the game-winning goal during three-on-three play in the second overtime period with assists going to Marcus Houck and Quin Buckellew. Quon ended up with a goal and an assist on the night, adding to his team-leading point total. He added one more assist in a 6-3 win for the Wolf Pack Saturday night over the Port Moody Panthers and now has 65 points in 42 games, one point behind Delta’s Mak Barden for the league lead in points. Houck, meanwhile, is tied for third in the league with 57 points in 39 games while Buckellew is seventh with 52 points in 36 games. The Wolf Pack host the Devils tonight at 7:30 p.m. at Harry Jerome. The team’s final game of the regular season will be played Saturday night, 7 p.m. against Delta at Harry Jerome.

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Crofts earns 2nd GNAC Athlete of the Week award WEST Vancouver’s Helen Crofts was named the Red Lion Athlete of the Week in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference for the second time in a month following another strong performance for the Simon Fraser University indoor track and field team.

On Saturday Crofts shaved 1.18 seconds off her season-best time in the 800-metres at the University of Washington Husky Classic, finishing seventh at the meet in a time of 2:07.34. Crofts already held the fastest time for an NCAA Div. 2 athlete in the 800 m this season. Crofts followed that up with a strong 400-m race at the UW Indoor Open the next day, posting a time of 55.69 seconds — the 12th-fastest NCAA time of the season — in her first 400 m of the year. The time was a personal best for Crofts and was just 0.15 seconds behind the GNAC record. Crofts and the rest of the Clan will head to Nampa, Idaho this weekend for the GNAC Indoor Track and Field Championships. ••• North Vancouver’s Scott Richmond was recently added to Canada’s roster for the World Baseball Classic. Richmond was on the Canadian team during the 2009 event and scheduled to start in a key matchup against Venezuela but never got the chance to take the mound as the team was eliminated after an upset loss to Italy. The Classic runs March 2-19.

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JAMES Crawford of the Whistler Mountain Ski Club blasts down Mt. Seymour’s Unicorn run during the 77th annual Enquist Slalom held last month. Crawford won the Enquist Slalom Trophy on the boys’ side for topping the standings over two days of racing Jan. 26 and 27 while Antonia Wearmouth of the Grouse Tyee Ski Club won the trophy on the girls’ side. photo Jim Davie

Canada in both road cycling and mountain biking, winning a Commonwealth Games silver medal on the road in 1994 before switching to the trails for the 1996 and 2000 Olympics. She has also done television commentary for Olympic bike races and done some sporadic coaching. Tomlinson was pursuing a career in marketing when cycling coaching took over her life almost by accident. “It’s certainly different from what I thought I would end up doing,” she said with a laugh.

“Almost exactly three years ago there was a group of women right around my age who wanted to get help learning how to ride their bikes properly. From there we quickly grew to helping several hundred in some way, shape or form — either coming to classes or getting coaching or coming out on some of our outdoor programs or camps. I laughingly say to those girls, this is all your fault.” According to their website, TaG will offer the youth training program until April 1. For more information visit tagcycling.com.

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CLARK, William (Bill) Harcourt 1926 -2013 William (Bill) Clark, a longtime resident of West Vancouver, and more recently of Harrison Hot Springs, died peacefully January 27, 2013. Bill was a successful real estate agent as well as an Ordained Pastor in the Congregational Church of Canada, serving at Bowen Island Community Church. Bill cheerfully served with the Gideons, Campus Crusade, Young Life,The Canadian Bible Society, MissionFest Vancouver, and as a Chaplain to a local Chapter of the Royal Canadian Legion. Bill was predeceased by his wife Mary in 2009. He is survived by various nephews, nieces and cousins throughout Canada and in the U.K. A Memorial Service is being conducted at 1:00 p.m., Wednesday, February 20, 2013 at Harrison Gospel Chapel, 514 Lilloet Avenue, Harrison Hot Springs, BC. In lieu of flowers or gifts, a donation to Camp Homewood, Pacific Coast Children’s Mission, Box 40, Heriot Bay, B.C. V0P 1H0, is requested.

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KOWALUK, Victoria nee Lastiwka November 2, 1935 – January 30, 2013

Grammy’s Breakfasts Were The Best. It is with immense sadness that we announce the passing of “Vicki” our beloved Mom, Sister, Grammy and Friend. Vicki was predeceased in death by Walt her husband of 53 years and by her sister Polly Reed.

Vicki was blessed with an ever-present grace, which she combined with the quiet strength of her Ukrainian heritage. After a rewarding nursing career in Edmonton, Vicki (and Walt) moved to the North Shore to be closer to her daughter Kim and son Todd. Vicki enjoyed her home and gardens overlooking the water and was never happier than when expressing her considerable artistic talent by painting or sewing or in finding new ways to delight in her family or many friends. Grandsons Gage and Luke especially liked sneaking next door to Grammy’s house to be smothered with love and attention and hopefully Grammy’s “world best” perogies. The family especially remembers countless gatherings which provided an endless supply of laughs-now memories to sustain us through. Vicki will be greatly missed and forever remembered by daughter Kimberly Allard (Tony), son Todd (Emi), grandsons Gage and Luke Allard, sister Katrina “Kaye” Hoffman (Klaus) and Christine Bigler (Michael), sister-in-law Irene Artibise, brother-in-law Tony Kowaluk (Corrine) and Peter Reed, and many nieces, nephews and wonderful friends. There will be a cremation and a private celebration of life. In lieu of flowers please donate to the B.C. Cancer Research Society. Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221

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McCORQUODALE, William Alexander Howes, P.Eng. (ret.) Dec. 9, 1925 - Feb. 8, 2013

It is with great sadness that we announce the peaceful passing of William (Bill) Alexander Howes McCorquodale at Lions Gate Hospital in North Vancouver. Predeceased by his brother Jim and his parents, Bill is survived by his wife of 55 years, Kirsten, sons Gordon (Jean) of North Vancouver and Peter of Berkeley, grandsons Rob (Nicola) of Vancouver and Alex of North Vancouver, sister Fran of Burnaby, brother-in-law JU of Denmark, sister-in-law Lotte of France, nephews and nieces Michael, Kemp, Sandy, Lizette, Michael, Michelle, Fred, Jakob, Ida, Niels and Catherine, extended family and many friends throughout the world. Bill was born in Winnipeg to Alex and Annie Elizabeth Catherine (nee MacKay) McCorquodale and at an early age moved with his family to the Victoria area, where he attended various schools. He attended Victoria College and then went on to graduate from UBC in 1949 with a BASc in electrical engineering. He helped work his way through college and university by playing professionally in the Victoria Symphony Orchestra and various swing bands. After graduation, he worked in Montreal, Windsor, Syracuse and San Francisco, before settling in North Vancouver in 1964. As a professional engineer, Bill was an electrical discipline specialist and held senior positions on major projects, mainly in the pulp and paper industry, in Canada, USA, Turkey, China, South America and Southeast Asia. His memberships included APEGBC and IEEE. He was also a Registered Professional Engineer in several states in the USA. Bill played trombone in various musical groups and toured with his bands in Switzerland, Germany, Mexico and the Bahamas. He enjoyed the BC mountains and spent many happy hours skiing and hiking. His other hobbies included photography and traveling throughout the world. Bill was a wonderful and generous family man and gave freely of his time to friends, neighbours and community activities. He will be greatly missed by all who knew him. There will be a memorial service at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver at 10:00 AM on Saturday, February 16, 2013, with a reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a medical institution or charity of your choice.

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One call does it all!

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For Sale Miscellaneous

BUTCHER SUPPLIES, Leather + Craft Supplies and Animal Control Products. Get your Halfords 128 page FREE CATALOG 1-800-353-7864 or Email: order@halfordhide.com Visit our Web Store: www.halfordsmailorder.com Collectible Farsi manual typewriter $75, men’s navy suit size 36, $70, men’s tweed coat $35, ladies blk coat $50, 604-985-1968 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper Looking for something truly unique & original? Purchased overseas, solid teak, intricately hand carved, extensively detailed 5pc living rm showcase ste, suitable for rustic resort or spac. home. $12,000 or highest offer. Consider part trade for newer vehicle w/low km’s. 778-241-5477 STAIR CLIMBER Immaculate chair. 12’8" Control + Remote $2000. (Paid $4000) Up to 300lbs. 604-980-8800

To advertise:

604.630.3300

WOODEN GARAGE DOOR, electric opener, 7 ft x 9.9 ft, $300 obo. Rocky’s Eazy Roller with pool cover, 20 ft long, $350 obo. 604-980-1632

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FOODSAFE 1 Day Courses #1 in BC • $62 • 604-272-7213 www.advance-education.com THE ONE, THE ONLY authorized Harley-Davidson technician training program in all of Canada. You’ll work on all types of HD bikes. Quality instruction and state-of-the-art training aids. GPRC Fairview Campus, Fairview Alberta. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview.

Upgrade your skills. Find education training in the Classifieds.

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Education

TRAIN TO BE AN Apartment/ Condominium Manager at home! We have jobs across Canada. Thousands of graduates working. 32 years of success! Government certified. www.RMTI.ca or 1-800-665-8339, 604-681-5456

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Tutoring Services

CERTIFIED MATH TEACHER. Senior math, calculus, IB, AP, SAT programs. K-12. 604-929-6262 TUTOR DOCTOR NORTH SHORE Tutoring for All Ages and Subjects. Experienced & Qualified Tutors. 778.340.3100 ajonescox@tutordoctor.com

CREATING BRIGHTER FUTURES SINCE 1903

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Fuel

A CLEAN DRY SPLIT Maple, birch, alder. Guar lowest prices. David 604-926-0014 24H TOP KNOT FIREWOOD est 1981 Dry Alder, Birch & Maple. Stored under cover. Rod 604-985-7193

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Furniture

DINING RM ste, hutch, 6 chairs, oval tbl w/leaf, exc cond, $850. 604-926-2397 or 604-340-3378 MOVING, MAHOGANY drop leaf table 73’’L x 45’’W $200, 6 oak dining chairs $450, oak buffet $550, Sklar-Peppler buffet server $60, antique coffee table $130, end table $60, fire screen $40, teak stereo system $200, 2 large speakers with stereo cabinet $200, queen bed & frame $175, headboard $50, 2 chests of drawers $100 & $30, misc items. Phone 604-986-7207

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Furniture

CHINA CABINET, 1920’S mahogany, traditional style 76’’T x 38’’W x 18’’D $500. Inlaid mahogany bow-front 3 drawer dresser with large mirror, 1950’s 73’’T x 53’’W x 25’’D $400. Pine stereo cabinet from Form & Function 75’’T x 42’’W x 21’’D $350. 604-980-8420

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Lumber/Building Supplies

SAWMILLS FROM only $3997 MAKE MONEY & SAVE MONEY with your own bandmill - Cut lumber any dimension. In stock ready to ship. FREE Info & DVD: www.NorwoodSawmills.com/ 400OT 1-800-566-6899 Ext:400OT. STEEL BUILDINGS/METAL BUILDINGS 60% OFF! 20x28, 30x40, 40x62, 45x90, 50x120, 60x150, 80x100 sell for balance owed! Call 1-800-457-2206 www.crownsteelbuildings.ca

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Recycler

FREE Waterbed. Queen wood frame + headboard, 2 bolsters. For pickup. 604-219-2673

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General Employment

CALL Center Customer Service Shift: 5:00am to 1:30pm Online sales and support. $15hr+commission+benefits Resumes: pbsemp@gmail.com EARN EXTRA CASH! - P/T, F/T Immediate Openings For Men & Women. Easy Computer Work, Other Positions Are Available. Can Be Done From Home. No Experience Needed. www.BCJobLinks.com F/T Heavy Duty Serviceman for local tire company, valid BC DL. Entry level position, experience an asset. Good benefit package. Please fax resume & Driver’s Abstract to: 604-986-7399

NEED EXTRA INCOME

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

778-968-4400

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General Employment

OFFSHORE Fishing Vessel Deckhands needed North Delta Seafoods Ltd Offshore deckhand experience. Please note that salary includes % plus $1,500 per month. Fax resumes to: Unit#101, 695172nd St, Delta, BC. V4G 0A2

SERVICE ADVISOR Park Shore BMW has a position available for a Service Advisor. An excellent pay and benefit package and a modern, current state of the art facility provide for top of the line working conditions.. Please apply in writing and include your resume: The Service Manager Park Shore BMW 835 Automall Drive, North Vancouver, B.C. V7P 3R8. Email mike_warner@ parkshorebmw.com

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Wanted to Buy

North Van

MULTI-FAMIILY SALE/ ARMY CADET OPEN HOUSE

GARAGE SALE

Sunday, Feb 17 10am-2pm JP Fell Armoury 1513 Forbes Ave

Empty your Garage Fill Your Wallet

Check out this great FREE youth program and hunt for treasures. Light refreshments!!

MAKE IT A SUCCESS! Call 604-630-3300

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Legal

THE BUY T SELL T FIND T INCLASSIFIEDS I I I

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Business Management Accounting & Payroll Administrative Assistant Business Administration International Trade Legal Assistant Marketing & Sales Medical Office Assistant Sales Professional

TOURISM AND HOSPITALITY MANAGEMENT International Hospitality Tourism & Hospitality Food & Beverage Hotel Management Convention Planner Resort Coordinator Cruise Coordinator

HEALTH AND DEVELOPMENT Practical Nursing Community Support Social Services Assisted Living Health Care Assistant Health Unit Clerk Live-In Caregiver Pharmacy Assistant Spa Body Therapy

EDUCATION Early Childhood Education Basic & Post Basic Instructor Competency Program (ICP)

TRADES Construction Electrician Levels 1, 2 & 3

FIND YOUR BEST FIT Before embarking on a successful career, you need to know what industry and possible positions you are interested in. Speaking with one of our career advisors will help you outline your career goals and what fields are best suited to you. You can even tour the campus, speak with current students, and find out where our graduates are now. A new career and life path is only a meeting away.

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Trades/Technical

Email:mfinlayson@novuscom.net

Social Services

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

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General Contractor requires Foreman for its Paving Division. For details visit www.dawcon.com/ jobpostings.htm or email employment@ dawcon.com EXCLUSIVE FINNING/ CATERPILLAR Mechanic training. GPRC Fairview Campus. High school diploma, mechanical aptitude required. $1000. entrance scholarship. Paid practicum with Finning.. Write apprenticeship exams. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview. FULL TIME Licensed Auto Mechanic required for auto service center in Gibsons. Please mail resume to: PO Box 1214, Gibsons, BC V0N 1V0

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Trades/Technical

EXPERIENCED PARTS PERSON for a progressive auto/ industrial supplier. Hired applicant will receive top wages, full benefits and RRSP bonuses plus moving allowances. Our 26,000ft2 store is located 2.5 hours N.E. of Edmonton, Alberta. See our community at LacLaBicheRegion.com. Send resume to: Sapphire Auto, Box 306, Lac La Biche, AB, T0A 2C0. Email: hr@sapphireinc.net. PUT POWER INTO your career! As a Fairview Power Engineer. On-campus boiler lab. 4th ClassPart A 3rd Class. Affordable residences. GPRC Fairview Campus. 1-888-999-7882; www.gprc.ab.ca/fairview PYRAMID CORPORATION is now hiring! Instrument Technicians and Electricians for various sites across Alberta. Send resume to: hr@pyramidcorporation.com or fax 780-955-HIRE.

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Work Wanted

MY SISTER in the Phillipines exp’d & hardworking looking for job to look after kids or seniors. Ready to work 18 mths. Small salary is ok. Lyn 604-526-3350

The North Vancouver Recreation Commission invites applications for:

Summer Camp Leader

PHONE BOOKS

(Playground Leader 1 and 2)

Mature persons with car or truck to deliver Yellow Pages™ Telephone Directories to North and West Vancouver areas.

BUSINESS

BUY T SELLIT FINDIT I

P/T OPPORTUNITY for Legal Secretary or Exec secretary; flex hrs; downtown Vancouver location near seabus terminal.

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Garage Sale

North Vancouver

* DANISH * style teak furn & items. Ok if refinishing & repair needed. 604-773-5218 Thank You very much. Cash Paid !

EMPLOYMENT 1240

GARAGE SALES

Call 604-421-9171 Monday to Friday 8am to 4pm

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

For position details visit our website at: www.northvanrec.com/employment Competition #A241 and #A242 Closing Date: February 17, 2013 We thank all applicants but advise only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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HOTTEST JOBS Place your ad online: nsnews.com or call: 604.630.3300

HONDA SALES - PACIFIC HONDA

Is looking for professional sales people to compliment our growing team. Previous experience is an asset but not necessary. We offer a competitive pay plan with bonuses along with a strong benefits plan. This is an opportunity to excel and thrive in a fun and team oriented atmosphere. If you would like to kick start your career with an award winning group and have advancement opportunity then please Email your resume to:

hr@pacifichonda.ca. Attn. Sales Manager

WORK WITH US & GROW A CAREER Glacier Media Group is growing. Check our job board regularly for the latest openings. www.glaciermedia.ca/careers

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LEGALS 5505

Legal/Public Notices

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS Alan Ferguson Hackett, deceased, formerly of 1411 2555 Whiteley Court, North Vancouver, BC, V7C 3G9 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned Executor, c/o Owen Bird Law Corporation, P.O. Box 49130, 2900 - 595 Burrard St, Vancouver, BC V7X 1J5, on or before the 11th day of March, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Robin C. Macfarlane, Executor Owen Bird Law Corporation, Solicitors

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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the following estate: Lorne Clayton Wilson, deceased, formerly of 211-2151 Gordon Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7V 1W1 are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executor c/o Lonsdale Law, 304-1200 Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver, BC V7M 3H6, on or before the 15th day of March, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. - Robert J. Wilson, Executor

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Cats

★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652

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Pet Services

LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night restriction apply www.jetpetresort.com

Purrrrrfect time to place your ad

Dogs

SHEPHERD/DOBERMAN X pups, 12weeks, family raised, $400. vet checked. 604-467-4890

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Dogs

ST. BERNESE/SHEPHERD pups, ready to go, $450. For info 604-465-1756 or 778-888-0563

The North Shore News has partnered with the BC SPCA to encourage responsible pet guardianship and the humane treatment of animals. Before purchasing a new puppy, ensure the seller has provided excellent care and treatment of the animal and the breeding parents. For a complete guide to finding a reputable breeder and other considerations when acquiring a new pet, visit spca.bc.ca.

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Music/Dance Instruction

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Daycare Centres

– Children’s Directory –

TEMPE TOTS DAYCARE

Classical • Jazz & Rock Guitar Acoustic or Electric

Preschool program offering swimming, music, French.

GUITAR LESSONS

GUITAR TEACHER Reasonable Rates

TONY CHOTEM 604-980-4336 tonychotem@shaw.ca

~ Opened in 1987 ~

Full or part-time. 2.5 yrs - 6 yrs. In Tempe Heights, off 29th, between Lonsdale/William.

Jane & Pam 604-985-3783

Fabulous Fibre – Part I

It’s not just for adults anymore. A child’s intake of dietary fibre averages about 50% less than recommended. There are two types of fibre, soluable (oat bran, beans, legumes) and insoluble (whole grains, skins of fruit and veggies, bran, crushed flax seeds), and both are needed to maintain a healthy diet. How to increase fibre in a child’s diet: • Choose products that contain whole grains instead of “whole wheat.” • Substitute brown for white, look for whole grains in flour, bread, crackers, pasta, rice. • Offer snacks: plain popcorn, seeds, and nuts. Raw nuts and seeds are best; avoid those roasted in oil, particularly palm oil. • Sprinkle food with oat bran, chia seeds or crushed flax seeds. • Make homemade trail mix with seeds, nuts and bran cereal. • Instead of juice, serve whole fruit. • Foods high in fibre help fight childhood obesity – making tummies feel fuller longer. • Make sure kids drink plenty of water with their fibre rich foods.

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REAL ESTATE 6007

BUSINESSES FOR SALE

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

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Condos/ Townhouses

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6008-06

3 BR 2 bath twnhse Mariner/ Austin, backs forest, quiet, very priv, view, lam flrs, f/p, newer appls. $365,000 604-771-9136

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Call Today to Place Your Ad in

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604-630-3300

For Sale by Owner

2BDRM+DEN/2BTH CONDO for Sale. Next to Willowbrook Mall, Langley. 961sqft $255,500. Helen 604-762-7412 Price reduced! Sale by Owner.

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Houses - Sale

6020-01

Real Estate

At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com

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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

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IF YOU own a home or real estate, ALPINE CREDITS can lend you money: It’s That Simple. Your Credit / Age / Income is NOT an issue. 1.800.587.2161

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

MONEYPROVIDER.COM. $500 Loan and +. No Credit Refused. Fast, Easy, 100% Secure. 1-877-776-1660.

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Body Work

Personals

Escort Services

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

Business Opps/ Franchises

ACCOUNTING & TAX FRANCHISE - Start your own Practice with Canada’s leading Accounting Franchise. Join Padgett Business Services’ 400 practices. Taking care of small business needs since 1966. www.padgettfranchises.ca or 1-888-723-4388, ext. 222.

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Houses - Sale

6052

Real Estate Investment

Tsawwas.

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

Vancouver East Side

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

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Recreation Property

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

6030

Lots & Acreage

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

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Out Of Town Property

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

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

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

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Real Estate Investment

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6020-38 PALM DESERT: 4BDRM/3BTH 73860 White Stone Lane 4 Bdrm, 3 full baths, Pool, Spa, outdoor Grill, in center of Shadow Mountain Golf Course, large yard, 8 citrus trees, great views North & South, all amenities, remodeled with all high end appliances & high quality fixtures, 2 high efficient furnaces & air conditioners, on dead end short street with little traffic & fairways on both sides of home, selling furnished. $795,000. email: amlarson77@gmail.com

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Financial Services

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6020-36 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

Chilliwack

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

For Sale by Owner

6015

Coquitlam

Condos/ Townhouses

Information provided by: North Shore Child Care Resource Program, a service of North Shore Community Resources Society: 604-985-7138

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HAVE YOU BEEN DENIED Canada Pension Plan Disability Benefits? The Disability Claims Advocacy Clinic can help. Contact Allison Schmidt at: 1-877-793-3222 www.dcac.ca

5040 PROMOTE YOUR BUSINESS NOW & SAVE BIG BUCKS AT TAX TIME

CHILDREN

Business Services

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Cares!

Money to Loan

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

LOT & Trailer. This little gem is located 120 miles from Van, pool - C.H, hiking, fishing, history of C a re ta ke r, m a in t $ 7 7 5 /yr, reduced winter price $30,000. Lot 33 - 30860 Trans Canada Hwy Yale BC. Ph 1-604-792-6764

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RENTALS 6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

6505

Apartments & Condos

6505-11

North Van Apt. Rentals

INTERNATIONAL PLAZA

DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W.Queens, 2 bdrm townhome, $1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778 227-5042

Bach from $845 1 Bdrm from $1105 2 Bdrm from $1425

1 BR quiet bldg, hw flrs, new paint, nr rec cntre, $840/mo, cat ok, ns, Mar 1st, 604-986-4927

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

LYNN VALLEY 2 BR, updated, cat/sm dog ok, avail now $1175 604-925-8824 Vistarealty.net

1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER

2 BR available March 1, $1180. 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

1 BDRM reno’d, soaker tub, h/hw inc, hardwood fl, np/ns ref’s Feb 1 $900 604-904-9507 1 BR, 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537

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.

604-986-3356

PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Large 2 BR $1375 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com

1 BR $919, top floor, reno’d, lower Lonsdale, heat hw prkg incld, March 1st, np, 604-984-2148 1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, view, balc. $920 incl heat, hwater/cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555 1 BR suite Lonsdale/18th, ns/np, avail March 1st, $975 inc heat & hot water, 604-988-4692 1BR - Just Listed!! 124 W 20th St. LARGE TOP FLR unit w/balc in desirable Lonsdale area, cls to shops & transport. On-site laundry, prkg, storage, all conveniences, h/w flrs. 604-328-4104 1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, Mar 1st refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BDRM: 365 East 2nd St., h/w, d/w with large storage area in unit. Nice unit in quiet building. $1150 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 $1200 h/wood, St. Georges & 12th, 1 yr lse, prkg, np, ns, avail Now, incls ht/hw. 604-988-4692 2 BR central Lonsdale, 850sf, suits quiet ns, np, $1395 incls ht/ hw, Mar 1st, 604-320-9238 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, avail Now. ns np. $1400 604-921-4384

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 incls utils, 1 year lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012 WOODCROFT 1 BR new carpet, paint. incl all utils, prkg, security, pool, np ns $925 778-865-7455

6505-12

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

1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA

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 326 W. 1st St south facing1bdrm $875 Nr seabus, secure prkg, no pets. Avail NOW. 604-983-6916

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.

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

★ A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR top flr North face, reno’d $960. 1BR glvl, North face $920, avail Now/Mar1, Carpets, drapes, heat, hotwater, gated prkg avail, no cats/no dogs 604-986-7745

Apartments & Condos

6505-12

West Van Apt. Rentals

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

BAYVIEW APTS

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

Luxury Over The Seawall! Bach, pool, rec. room, 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

Completely Renovated

1, 2 & 3 Bdrm. Suites All Utilities Included

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

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

604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive

6515

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

6522

Furnished Accommodation

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

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

6525

Garages

GARAGE for Rent, secure lane access, 600 sq ft, Queensbury. $700 Monthly. 604-985-5333

6540

Houses - Rent

6540

Houses - Rent

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 & shops. Small pet ok. 604-922-8443

3 Bdrm, Nr Horseshoe Bay & Whytecliff Park, 1900sf, updated, unique nature beach area, 20min to dowtown Van $2650, N/S, avail now! 604-897-6919 3 BR, 2bath, Blueridge, 1600sf, n/p, Mar 1, new renos, new SS appls/flrs/kitch, 20min to dtown, $2200+utils, 604-722-1105

4BDRM/2BTH SEYMOUR Parkway House is possible redevelopment. 6 month lease guaranteed, possibly longer. Near Capilano University and shopping. Available now. Pets OK $2,300 Monthly. Contact a.copping@shaw.ca

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 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 Lg 2BR, Stevens Dr, W Van, family room, Mnt views, short or long term lease, new appls $1700 incls utils, Now, 604-339-1888

SUDOKU

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

6565

Office/Retail Rent

SUDOKU

150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003 PRIME LOCATION next to Park Royal, 400-800 square feet. Exc rates. Call 604-926-7542

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45

North Vancouver

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 SHARE 3 BR furnished house, near bus stop, Cap U & shops, professional or student, avail now, $480, 604-929-9667

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

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 1 BR grnd lvl ste, newly reno’d, brand new kitchen, 5 appls, own laundry, Cap Rd, quiet area, nr schools, bus, Grouse Mtn, $1100 incl utils, ns np 604-986-8648 2 BDRM ste, new reno, Lynn Valley, own w/d, ns np, $1400 incl utils. Avail Now, 604-986-0599 2 BR 26/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes,storage, prkg, ns np $900, March 1, 604-220-6817 2 BR Deep Cove large bsmt ste, nice clean, np, ns, $1200 share wd & util. Mar 1st 604-593-0234 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 3 BDRM g/l ste in W. Van, 2 ba, priv w/d, entr & garden. Nr schl/ bus, $2500 + 1/3 utils, Avail Now, 778-279-1221 or 778-242-8575 3 BR, 2 lvl, Blvd area, 2.5 bath, gas fp, dw, 2000sf, ns/np, $1995 + utils, NOW, 604-728-2620 BACH G/L STE, bright, clean Central, w/d, heat/hyd/wifi incl, n/s, cat ok, $775. 604-983-8525 BRITISH PROPERTIES, nr Sentinel school, city/ocean view, new 2 bdrm, garage, south facing, 5 appl, np $1990/m. 604-626-2424

1 BR House, Central Lons, newer paint/carp, 2 appls, carport, lrg yd, ns, np, $1245/mo, 778-865-7455

2 BR, ground floor corner ste, f/p, $1175, Avail Now 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

6505

DUCHESS 590 - 17th St 1 Br d/w, np/ns. Avail March 1st. $1095 utilities not included By appt. 604-922-8741

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

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Furn Short Term, 2 BR, 2 lvls, Coachse $1700/mo, Grand Blvd, ns, grandmanor.ca 604-988-6082 LUXURIOUS MAIN FLOOR S/C SUITE. Now avail. Lynn Canyon area. H/wood & marble flrs. Superior new appls, kitchen/bathroom + b/tub. Wood stove for added ambiance. Laundry, dbl glazed windows/blinds for privacy. Incl. utils, cable, internet. $1150 mth. Ann 604-980-7137

6615

Wanted To Rent

Suite Req’d, retired female teacher currently living in Lions Bay, req’s 1 or 2 BR ste in Lions Bay or W Van, anytime btwn now or May1st, 778-279-4229, lv msg

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NEW YEAR SAVINGS 11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

08 AUDI A4 QUATTRO

STK 951380 WAS $67,900

WAS $24,900

Nav, DVD, AWD, only 21,000kms.

NOW $63,848

AUTOMOTIVE 9110

Collectibles & Classics

9110

AWD, fully loaded, only 12,000kms. STK 951350

WAS $46,900

NOW $43,654

08 CHEV IMPALA LS

NOW $22,900

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

1991 Pontiac Grand Prix 4 DR Fully loaded,kept inside,in family from new $2495. 604-899-6119

AWD, Nav, DVD, loaded.

STK 951190 WAS $38,900

NOW $35,988

1969 MERCEDES Benz 280S, collector plates, excellent condition, $5900. 604-723-3654

Luxury Cars

WAS $39,900

NOW $8,998

Now $35,900

04 CHEV COLORADO CREW CAB

12 FORD ESCAPE XLT

STK R85571 WAS $10,000

Stk 951710 WAS $24,900

A/C, auto

NOW $8,998

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

Nav sync, leather, 12,000kms. STK 951680

NOW $16,900

Now $44,900

11 BUICK LACROSSE CXL

1985 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd collector edition, collector plates, 71,000 kms, all orginal, mint cond $5000. 604-671-7853 2001 JAGUAR XJR, fully serviced, new tires/brakes, exc cond, $13,500, low kms local car. 604-644-4440

WAS $8,995

WAS $32,900

1987 PONTIAC FIERO auto, collectors plates, 4 cyl, new brakes, garage kept 169km $3100 604-987-0926 2006 BMW 325 130,000 kms, $18,750. manual transmission, with sport package, steering wheel, sport seats and sport suspension. 604-219-6234 email: arcwood@telus.net.

AWD, loaded. STK CD12471

Auto, super clean.

NOW $28,988 1989 JAGUAR XJS coupe, V12 159 K, pristine cond $6950 obo. Priv sale, call Bob 604-986-8516

11 CHEV TAHOE LT

12 CHEV CAMARO 2SS RS

Stk 951650 WAS $44,900

STK 951240 WAS $42,900

4x4, leather, loaded.

Scrap Car Removal

#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

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

WAS $47,900

97 FORD F150 4X4

NOW $6,998

9145

9160

Sports & Imports

Central Auto

North Shores Best

NOW $36,844

10 FORD F150 XLT SUPER CAB

10 BMW X5 XDRIVE

WAS $25,900

Stk 951700 WAS $47,900

4x4, only 51,000kms. STK 951670

NOW $22,900

Leather, Nav, mint.

NOW $43,900

09 CHEV MALIBU 2LT

08 CHEV TAHOE 4X4

STK 62061

Stk 951490 WAS $27,900

V6, auto, loaded, only 42,000kms.

WAS $15,900

9130

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

2002 NISSAN Maxima SE, only 151,000 km, leather heated seats, sunroof, 4 drs, $6000 OBO, Call 604-785-9314

For more information on these cars & others call Ted

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

604.984.7714

SOLD

11 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE LAREDO

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

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

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2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 redwards_91@hotmail.com 2008 FORD Pickup Lariat, 49,000km, loaded + +, $33,000 Must Sell! 604-313-2763

9160

Sports & Imports

NOW $29,480

or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM 2007 Mercedes Benz C230, 73,000 original kms, sport pkg, immaculate. $16,850 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 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

843 West 1st St. N.Van

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

Northshore

1-877-212-0735 Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.ca

2008 TOYOTA Camry Hybrid, f/loaded, 2yrs wrty, silver, 63K, $17,900 obo, 604-929-7002

2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

2009 Nissan Versa SL $9995 1.8L 6 spd low kms, fuel efficient mint condition. Fully loaded with sports package 778-881-3471.

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

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

9515

1998 HONDA Accord Ex, low kms, new tmg belt, brakes, water pump, $4200 obo, 604-812-4912

Vans

Boats

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

2012 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 2010 Jeep Wrangler Sahara Unlimited 4x4, hardtop, a/c, pwr group, alloys, Stk# P5781

4x4, dual tops, auto, only 19,500 kms, pwr group, red rock, Stk# P5795

$26,995

1997 Honda Civic CX Only 22,000 kms!!, 1 owner, time -warp car. $5,900. 778-318-5262

13 CHEV EXPRESS 2500 CARGO VAN

NOW $25,900

1995 HONDA Civic LX, aircared, runs great, set of 4 snows & 4 all seasons on rims, Asking $2200. Call 778-960-4673

1995 VOLVO 850 turbo, 155,000 km, leather seats, mag wheels with low profile tires, wife’s car, well maintained $3700. 604-922-5986

$30,995

Stk 951770 WAS $29,900

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc condition. $6,350. 604-786-6495

PRE-LOVED SPECIALS

V8, auto, a/c.

4x4, loaded. Stk 951730

2005 MAZDA 3 GS auto 88500km, well maint, aircrd, no accidents $8000obo 604-970-0401

9173

8pass, leather, mint.

NOW $23,900

NOW $12,998

Sports & Imports

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2007 Lexus ES350, leather, moonroof, extra clean $19,850 2008 Honda CRV, auto, sunroof, leather, 69,000 original kms. $17,850 2005 Acura RSX Premium, 84,000 original kms $11 ,850 2008 Honda Civic LX, 5spd, 63,000 original kms $10 ,850 2005 Acura RSX Premium, 84,000 original kms $11 ,850 2010 Mercedes Benz Smart, 49,000 original kms, factory warranty. $7,850

Convertible, fully loaded, winter price.

NOW $40,900

9160

Financing & Leasing Available

12 FORD EXPEDITION LTD

4x4, 5.3l V8.

STK 951750 WAS $19,900

Motorcycles/ Dirt Bikes

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

9155

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

V6, Loaded.

NOW $20,800

05 CHEV SILVERADO CREW CAB

WAS $34,900

2000 BUICK LeSabre, custom 4 door, good condition, $2100 obo. Call 604-781-2342

9129

Leather, auto, loaded, only 8,000kms. STK 951660

STK 942470 WAS $11,900

Domestic

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

10 CADILLAC SRX

12 AUDI A3 TDI PROGRESSIVE

V6, auto, loaded.

9130

Leather, sunroof, only 59,000kms.

9125 11 BUICK CXL

Collectibles & Classics

2011 Dodge Grand Caravan

Auto, loaded, Nav, 7 pass, only 32,000kms, Stk# 13025A

$18,995

2008 Jeep Liberty Sport

4x4, only 74,000kms, grey, auto, pwr group, Stk# P5793

$15,995

2007 Jeep Compass

4x4, 55,000 kms, mags, A/C, pwr group, khaki, Stk# P5722A

$13,995

CHRYSLER JEEP DODGE Northshore

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

2008 VW EOS 2.0T

Silver, only 62,420kms, Stk# P5794

9522

$21,995

2007 Chrysler PT Cruiser

Loaded, local, alloys, only 68,000kms, Stk# P5746

$8,995

24' SEARAY Turn Key & go, gd shape $6500. 604 552 3961 or Email samishlake@shaw.ca

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)

RV’s/Trailers

1974 MOPAR 24’ custom cabana, 65K org miles, 440 V8, 4 kw. genset, oak cabinets, Cadilac head lights. New $1100 furnace, CD stereo, SS microwave, inverter, 3 batteries + more. $8500 obo. 778-889-3459

2005 Nissan Titan

V8, alloys, canopy, local, side steps, Stk# 12435A

$16,995

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.ca

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

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HOME SERVICES 8015

Appliance Repairs

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

8035

Carpet Cleaning

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

8055

Move out/in • Construction Office • Home Restaurant • Club Starting from $18 hour

778-829-9546 Bonded & Insured

$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 www.qualityhc.com WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100

Drainage

BASE EXCAVATING and DRAINAGE Drainage renewal systems, foundation crack repairs, etc. Free Estimates Competitive Rates

604-340-2104

Electrical

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319 DNE ELECTRIC Lic #89267 ALL Your Electrical Needs. Panel Upgrading. Reasonable Free Estimate 604-999-2332 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

8087

Excavating

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

Cleaning

Orchid Cleaning Ltd.

8073

8080

By hand, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

8090

Fencing/Gates

NORTH SHORE FENCES

Quality work by professionals Repairs and construction 604-230-3559

8100

Fireplaces

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

8105

Flooring/ Refinishing

CELTIC HARDWOOD FLOORS Installations & refinishing. Quality work. Reas Rates. 604-293-0057

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

8075

Drywall

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

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

Richard Wood

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

Installation • Refinishing • Repairs ART of HARDWOOD FLOORS 604-240-3344 INSTALLATION REFINISHING, Sanding. Free est, great prices. Satisfaction guar. 604-518-7508

8125

ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321 AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476 *Drywall * Taping * Texture * Stucco*Painting * Steel stud framing Quality Home 604-725-8925

HOME SERVICES Find the professionals you need to create the perfect renovation.

to advertise call

604-630-3300

8130

Handyperson

ABLE RENOVATIONS All home repairs & renos, large & small, North Shore only 604 319-2677 ★HUSBAND FOR HIRE★ Int/ext jobs. Glenn 604-328-1059

husbandforhirehandymanservices.ca

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Heating North Shore Licensed • Insured Bonded

Installation Service Repair Cleaning Inspection

Furnace Boiler Fireplace Hot Water Tank Air Ducts Dryer Vents

Actual Plumbing & Heating, Boilers, Furances, Tankless, Hotwater tanks, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc, Lic., BBB, 604-874-4808

8160

Lawn & Garden

Winter Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

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

• Xmas Lights • Hedges • Rubbish Removal • Odd Jobs

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

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

604-984-4147

Al Isaac & son Colin

Aeration, fertilization and yard clean-ups. Get Ready for Spring! 604.986.0003 Office 604.561.9100 Colin 604.218.7644 Al

8130

GENERAL HELP

604-726-9153 604-926-1526 2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 TOP SOIL, sand, gravel, etc. Pick-up or Delivery. Headwater Management, 175 Harbour Ave, North Van 604-985-6667

8175

Masonry

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

8180

Home Services

Glenex Home Services

● Renovations ● Plumbing ● Electrical

Serving North Shore Since 1985

A.A. BEST PRO

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

604-726-9152 604-984-1988

8220

Plumbing

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★ 24 / 7 ★ Senior’s Discount Military Discount Same Day Hot Water Tank No Job Too Small Licensed & Insured actualplumbing.ca

604-908-1469

We accept Visa, MC, Amex

10% Off with this Ad! For all your plumbing, heating & reno needs. Lic Gas Fitter, Aman. 778-895-2005 ★ 3 Licensed Plumbers ★ 66 years of exp. 604-830-6617 www.oceansidemechanical.com ACTUAL PLUMBING & Heating, 24/7, Seniors/Military Disc. Lic. & Insured BBB, 604-908-1469

DELBROOK

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

PAINT THE TOWN 100% Customer Satisfaction Guaranteed 604-922-9777

SAVE ON PLUMBING Licensed Plumber/Gas fitter, $68/HR. Same day service. Insured, BBB member 604-987-7473, 604-721-6075 Samy

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

604-537-4140 www.affordablemoversbc.com

8225

Power Washing

PRESSURE WASHING, Yard clean-up, & Garbage removal. 604-785-9770

8240

Renovations & Home Improvement

B.K. CONSTRUCTION Renovations • Additions Kitchens • Bathrooms Sundecks • Fences

Oil Tank Removal

Call Brian Cell 604-916-1086, 604-988-1086

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

2 OLD GUYS 2 YOUNG TO RETIRE WE DO IT ALL!

8193

8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700 A LADY Painter, meticulous, prof & color consult, 20 yrs on North Shore. exc refs. 604-961-3451

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

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

604.987.7473

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

1 to 3 Men

www.RenoRite.com Bath, Kitchens, Suites & More Save Your Dollars! 604-451-0225

• $68/hr • 24/7 • Insured

★Free Estimates Gladly Given★

AFFORDABLE MOVING

Carpentry, Tile, Drywall, Painting, Flooring. 29 yrs exp. Free Est. Brad ★ 604-620-7896

Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter

Licenced Plumber 604-729-6695

Moving & Storage

Renovations & Home Improvement

GLOBAL PLUMBING

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

8185

8240

ACTUAL PLUMBING HEATING & GAS

604-351-5952

Seniors Discount

GARDEN SERVICES LTD.

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

Lawn Maintenance • Aerating Moss Control • Power Raking Trim • Prune • Top • Gen. Clean-up

FREE ESTIMATES

greenclipperlawnservices@gmail.com

-

A.All Area Gardening Service

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

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Lawn & Garden

45 We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Gutters A GUARANTEED LOWEST PRICE

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Tiling

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8310

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Tree Services

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