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No Canada Day parade this year

Volunteer organizers finally call it quits on one of Canada’s oldest parades Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

NORTH Vancouver’s popular Canada Day parade is marching off into the sunset after more than 100 years. The annual parade — which in recent years drew crowds of more than 25,000 — won’t be happening this year, because nobody had the time or energy to organize the event. “It’s an extremely labour intensive volunteer job to put on the parade,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “It’s not real surprising to me that people burn out. It’s a tremendous amount of work.” The continued existence of the parade has been in doubt for the past several years, with last-minute appeals to volunteers saving the event for the past few celebrations. Ian Forsyth, director of North Vancouver’s Arts Office, said the problem has been “an ongoing concern for about five years now. . . .” In 2012, two of the driving forces behind the parade announced they were quitting after six years on the job, saying they were tired out by a consistent lack of support. Riet Carter, one of the former organizers, said she felt the parade was too much responsibility for a dwindling group of volunteers. Mussatto said a few people later considered stepping up to marshal the event but eventually backed out. See Not page 5

Port delays Moodyville power line decision Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

RESIDENTS of Moodyville on edge about whether their neighbourhood is about to become a corridor for high-voltage power lines will have to wait at least one week more. Port Metro Vancouver has been looking into other options for servicing the industrial waterfront including running 69-kilovolt transmission lines on its own property, but it’s too soon to say if that will be possible, according to Justin Pedley, PMV’s director of trade areas and infrastructure delivery. The port needs to find a way to run transmission lines to Richardson International’s terminal at the foot of St. Davids Avenue as part of the Low See Power page 3

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - North Shore News - A3

Developer pitches tiny apartments

Affordable units would require city to sell or lease affordable land Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

A developer is hoping the City of North Vancouver will sell off a piece of land in order to build small units designed specifically for low- to moderate-income earners wanting to own their own home. John Kay, president of Affordable Sustainable Housing Ideas Company, made the pitch March 25 to buy or get a 99-year lease on a piece of cityowned land on Alder Street, east of St. Patrick Avenue in order to build 12 units of housing for people earning $30,000 to $40,000 a year. “The couple that works at Starbucks at Lonsdale and 13th, or works in daycare or childcare. . . . The idea is to take that dream of home ownership and make it reality — to allow people who have traditionally been renters to become purchasers to build the private equity

that goes with owning a home.” Specifically, Kay would like to build 375square foot one-bedroom units to 450-square foot two-bedroom units ranging in price from $165,000 to $190,000. The prices are based on the developer being able to get a piece of land for $550,000 and council approval for a 5,600-square foot threestorey building. The building would be designed to look like a large house that will blend in with the surrounding neighbourhood, and neighbours would have a direct influence on the design. The overall effect should be housing that is more attractive and affordable than typical apartment rentals, with none of the stigma attached to affordable housing, Kay said. Council was largely receptive to the idea, but not so much they were willing to do more than ask staff for a future report on the possibility. For Coun. Pam Bookham, the small, inexpensive units were an idea that deserves to be brought to the community, especially as the city is entering into the third phase of its official community plan review, which deals with land use. But, she added, council shouldn’t be entertaining new types of development on a piecemeal basis through the regular rezoning processes.

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A drawing of what a three-storey apartment building containing 375- 450-squarefoot units might look like. “Ultimately, I think it’s for our community to decide what new forms of housing we ought to have and not for any individual council to look at an idea, throw it out for a public hearing and then make a decision,” she said. It was refreshing to see a new solution for affordability being pitched from the private sector, Mayor Darrell Mussatto noted. “People that have families can’t afford a $1million house. It’s just beyond their means, even with an amazingly high-paying job. When you’ve

got a couple kids and you’ve got payments, it’s a tough go of it these days,” he said. For Coun. Craig Keating, the plan represented one side of the balance councils strive for when it comes to affordability versus the willingness for change in a neighbourhood. “The people want affordability like it was in the 1960s. That is not ever coming back to this community unless of course we begin to change the kinds of dwellings we live in — the amount of dwelling the space we can have.”

5-year-old found unconscious in pool Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

A young boy is in intensive care after almost drowning in his North Vancouver family’s pool over the weekend.

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RCMP officers tape off a North Vancouver home and a portion of its rear-lane access Saturday evening while they investigate an accident that saw a five-year-old boy found unconscious in the home’s pool.

Emergency crews raced to a home on the 800-block of East 11th Street around 6 p.m. Saturday after his grandmother spotted the unresponsive five-year-old in the pool. “One of the family members was able to retrieve him and do CPR and somebody else called 9-1-1. It all happened very quickly,” said RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. Paramedics rushed the boy to Lions Gate Hospital, but he was quickly transferred to B.C. Children’s Hospital in Vancouver. As of Tuesday morning, the boy’s precarious condition had stabilized, according to De Jong. “He’s been upgraded from serious to stable so that’s good news on that part, but he’ll be in B.C. Children’s (Hospital) for some time.” There is no indication how long the youngster had been submerged in the water, or how he got into the gated pool area, De Jong said. The RCMP does not take a position on what building and fencing requirements should be in place around pools, as that falls under municipal jurisdiction, but the incident is a reminder about the inherent danger that comes with kids and water. “It’s obviously traumatic for everybody there and for all first responders. Victims’ services have been actively working with them. It’s a horrific event, very unfortunate — and also preventable, and that’s the message for everyone with a swimming pool: Be extra vigilant any time of the year,” said De Jong.

Power line shift caused by Low Level Road project From page 1

Level Road expansion project. “We know we said to the community and council that we were going to try to report back by Wednesday (March 27) or shortly after Wednesday,” Pedley said. “The week of April 8 is probably when we’ll be in a good position to update everyone. . . . We recognize they want an update and we’re working diligently to make sure what we present has been well thought out and reviewed,” Pedley said. Residents who live near the port’s waterfront industrial land have been repeatedly dismayed after the city approved the Low Level Road expansion project only to learn that Richardson and Neptune Bulk Terminals were both planning massive expansions not disclosed during the Low Level Road public process.

The City of North Vancouver’s independent electrical engineer is expected to file a report with the city and address it at the next council meeting, according to Mayor Darrell Mussatto. Running the transmission wires on port property instead of St. Davids Avenue would be no small feat for the port and its tenant, Pedley said. “We did indicate to the city that it would be substantial (cost) to reroute. . . .” In the meantime neighbours hold out hope, albeit faint hope, said First Street resident Amanda Nichol. “It makes me feel positive regardless of how I feel about the port and how little I trust them.” PMV should opt for the for the route on port land, even if it is more expensive, Nichol said, as the port and its tenants stand to profit from increased industrial activity, not nearby residents. Despite the anger directed at Richardson, the new power lines

and recent tree-clearing are a result of the Low Level Road project, not Richardson’s planned expansion, which is still pending approval by PMV, said Tracey Shelton, Richardson’s director of corporate communications. “We’re at a position where we’re at maximum capacity and we simply cannot hold and export more grains and oil than we already do,” she said. “We would have put our proposal forward to expand our terminal with or without the approval of the Low Level Road project.” Richardson is planning to spend $250,000 to transplant mature trees into the neighbourhood to help offset the impacts of industrial activity, Shelton added. PMV expects to be able to make an announcement about the Richardson project application this spring. Scan this page to see PMV’s renderings of what St. Davids Avenue will look like with the high-voltage lines.


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Not city’s role to organize: Mussatto

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From page 1 The city — which usually gives a grant of $5,000 to support the parade — found out about six weeks ago that nobody had applied for the money this year, he said. Mussatto said city staff put the word out among local service clubs and organizers of other community events but nobody was prepared to take it on. “They came in at the end of the day and said ‘This is too much work.’” In the past, organizers suggested perhaps the municipality itself should put on the parade. But Mussatto said it’s the municipality’s role to support those events — not to run them directly. “Should we run Caribbean Days? Should we run Filipino Days?” he said. “If you start doing it for one, you have to do it for all. That’s not the role of the municipality.” Forsyth said he’s hoping the lack of a parade this year might spur others into volunteering next time. The North Vancouver Canada Day parade has been one of the longest running events of its kind in the Lower Mainland. It began in 1907 and has only missed a couple of years in its history.

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E could be looking at the end of a North Vancouver tradition that has lasted more than 100 years. After years of exhausted pleas for more help, organizers of the Canada Day parade have called it quits and no one is stepping forward to take their place. We can’t say we blame them. It is a Herculean task to get just a few people co-ordinated to move in one direction, let alone a whole parade of them. It’s a pity, as every year we have more new Canadians we’d love to celebrate with. Short of the Stanley Cup being held aloft by the Canucks (also not scheduled for this year), it’s about as Canadian a display as we could ask for. Is this a sign of dwindling Canadian

patriotism? Probably not. More likely it is just that everyone has filled the 364 other days of the year with so much stuff, it’s hard to set aside one more to volunteer. It’s not just the handful of remaining Canada Day celebrations in the Lower Mainland that struggle for lack of donated time and energy. Every year we report on many worthwhile and much-loved causes and organizations that are running out of steam. But there is a glimmer of hope, oddly enough, not on the horizon but in the past. The event has skipped a beat a few times in the past. Perhaps by having to look elsewhere for Canada Day revelry this year, a few folks or a committed organization will decide the tradition is worth reviving.

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Dear Editor: I was delighted to see the March 22 letter of protest, from the owner of Avant Gardener, concerning West Vancouver council hearing complaints about “horrible” little shops in Ambleside. Bravo! It is time to talk about what really works in this shopping area. There are many delightful and successful small shops, coffee houses, restaurants, etc. that should be encouraged and patronized. Those that scream about how boring and run-down it all is should help to liven it up by patronizing these businesses. We all want a pleasant Ambleside and are eager to see it reach a vibrant potential. But with Sophia

Burke and others making statements about “horrible” little shops, aren’t they driving away shoppers from this area? I truly wonder if they ever have shopped in Ambleside and supported the great little stores that are there. There is a half block that is closed due to fire — one can only hope that when this is redeveloped the merchants that were able to afford those rents will be able to come back. The banks and credit unions that cover all corners of Ambleside should become much more communityspirited and open the window blinds that make the street blank and uninteresting — at the very least

have colourful, attractive display windows, or some community artists displayed, or even photos of early Ambleside. They are making nice profits from their locations here and should give back some visual energy to the streetscape. There is only one gas station that bothers to have attractive landscaping. How about it? Perhaps just starting with a change in attitude, a positive beginning growing from what already exists, and supporting that, will make for a happy future for our little part of this community. Ingunn Kemble West Vancouver

TransLink should fund transit, not pay property taxes Dear Editor: I’m writing this in response to your March 20 story, TransLink Appeals SeaBus Assessment. Don’t you find that the content of some news articles make you sit up and go “hhmm”? To me, this is one of these articles. I started to try to link up the financial connections between TransLink and the City of North Vancouver; I came up with this: Expansion of public transportation is a priority for all regions of Metro Vancouver. Taxpayers throughout the region are forking over huge dollars to support this important priority; a portion of property taxes, gas

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towards improving and expanding transit services for all, not to “things” municipalities “planned on doing.” My suggestion: Stop the shell game, create transparency about where taxpayer funding goes, allow TransLink to put its funding to its core purpose and find efficiencies or re-assess priorities in local government. Don’t re-assess the value of the properties, stop charging this “public entity” property taxes in the first place. Andrew Parr North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: Like other readers, I read my own comments quoted in your March 13 story, Council Embraces Ideas for Revitalizing Ambleside, with concern. While I strongly believe that we can make Ambleside a more vibrant community hub, I also recognize the heritage, variety and value of the current businesses there. In the heat of the lively and passionate discussion that evening, I used insulting terms to describe those businesses. I want to offer my sincere apologies to the Ambleside merchants who are passionate about their businesses and whom I realize I have offended. Sophia Burke West Vancouver

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

Should the city ever rely on the port’s word?

“That council request TransLink and the other contributing agencies . . . to ensure that [their] forthcoming request for proposals for a design-build Richmond/ Airport-Vancouver rapid transit line reflect [council’s] conditions of support. . . .” — City of Vancouver, special meetings agenda May 13-15, 2003

THREE fundamental principles underpin most legal contracts: the laws of disclosure, informed consent and the requirement for all signatories to comply with the conditions stipulated in the agreement. Disclosure requires that all parties must be made aware of any item or situation that might affect their willingness to sign the agreement. Informed consent goes a step further to ensure that the parties have been made aware of all material items that could alter their decision to conclude the agreement. Failure by any party to

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Elizabeth James meet conditions nullifies the contract. So against that backdrop, let’s take a closer look at the 2003 City of Vancouver decision to support the Richmond-Airport-Vancouver (RAV) transit line. Following many RAV presentations and three days of public hearings, council considered the potential for adverse effects of construction on residents and businesses along the Cambie Street corridor. Based on numerous reports and what was later discovered to be only partial disclosure of RAVCO’s plans, council gave its conditional support to the project. The resolution listed no less than 19 conditions that

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obvious that a contractual condition is worthless if the offended parties — or a council acting on their behalf — are unwilling or unable to defend it. Now let’s ask why the Vancouver resolution may be relevant to Port Metro neighbours and to last year’s deliberations by City of North Vancouver council. In 2012, after months of discussions with staff, port representatives presented city council with a proposal for what it benignly labelled the Low Level Road Improvement Project. Persistent questioning by both council and residents not only revealed the project to be a major port expansion project, it elicited significant additional information that had not been highlighted during earlier public information meetings. Nevertheless, on June 18, 2012, believing all information necessary for an

informed decision had been disclosed, council approved the project 5-2 with Couns. Pam Bookham and Rod Clark opposed. Here is part of the city’s tactfully worded online announcement: “The project is being designed to allow for needed enhancements to port and rail operations, while also addressing important community interests, such as [LLR] slope stability, noise and community connections.” We now know council had not been informed about the already-in-play intentions of Richardson Terminals to double its grain silo operations. Nor did council know the magnitude of the “community connections” because there had been no disclosure from BC Hydro that it would need to route high-voltage (69-kilovolt) transmission lines along St. Davids — smack through the Moodyville neighbourhood.

So who is being cute here? And by “here” I mean the entire expansion package. How many of the 2012 city-PMV discussions were held, or needed to be held, in camera? When did PMV first learn of Richardson’s plans — in 2011 or even earlier than that? Did Richardson’s expansion plans actually trigger the port expansion? Important to the contract issue were the questions from Coun. Don Bell following the March 18 neighbourhood delegation to council: “How many more changes are coming that we didn’t see when we looked at the LLR?” he began. Not pleased that PMV’s answer is always that Richardson’s expansion proposal and Hydro’s plans came after council’s LLR decision, Bell pressed the point: “These keep coming as third and fourth waves; what

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Wednesday, April 3, 2013 - North Shore News - A9

No jail for assaulter Fight leaves 1 man with permanent brain damage

Jane Seyd jseyd@nsnews.com

A man who got into a fight with a smaller and much older man outside North Vancouver’s homeless shelter three years ago will not go to jail. Joseph Papp, 31, was recently handed a one-year conditional sentence order to be served in the community. Papp was sentenced after being found guilty of assaulting Michael Senick, 60, outside the front doors of North Vancouver’s homeless shelter on Dec. 20, 2010. The fight left Senick with permanent brain damage, after he suffered a heart attack and

was without a pulse for between 20 and 30 minutes. Papp was originally charged with the more serious offence of aggravated assault, but Justice Lauri Ann Fenlon determined Papp’s actions were not necessarily responsible for Senick’s heart attack, noting Senick had a preexisting medical condition. During the trial in B.C. Supreme Court, the judge was told the fight between the two men began verbally, then escalated when Papp lunged toward Senick and was stabbed or poked with a pencil wielded by Senick. Papp then either punched Senick or threw him to the ground and kicked him. Senick then went into cardiac arrest. Senick only survived through the life-saving efforts of a North Vancouver RCMP officer, who performed CPR until an ambulance arrived to rush Senick to hospital. As part of his sentence, Papp must submit a DNA sample and is also banned from owning firearms for 10 years.

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NORTH Vancouver RCMP say someone on the North Shore may be walking around with critical evidence in an assault case recorded on his smartphone. The victim in the case was walking across the intersection of East Keith Road and Brooksbank Avenue around noon on Friday. March 22 when a driver got out of his vehicle and attacked, according to police. “It was minor in nature but it was totally unprovoked, apparently,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman.

The only independent witness was another pedestrian who told the victim afterwards that he had recorded the scrap with his cellphone, De Jong said. “There are two stories that are conflicting with each other, so it would be great if this independent videographer came forward,” De Jong said. Both the suspect and the victim are cooperating with police but no details about why the two came blows are being released. “The investigator has some theories, but we’re keeping that as part of the investigation at this point,” De Jong said. The witness with the video evidence is asked to contact Const. Adrian Bissenden at 604985-1311.

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Vehicle Overpass Open at Park Royal Thank you for your patience

We want to thank our customers for being patient with us over the past few weeks while we made improvements to the vehicle overpass, which connects Park Royal North and South. These improvements were part of our new retail expansion and will allow traffic to have a smoother and safer transition as it moves between Park Royal North and South. The vehicle overpass is now open and connectivity via the overpass has been restored. The median along Marine Drive is currently undergoing some landscaping restoration, which will continue for the next couple of weeks. These new improvements on Marine Drive, along with new landscaping, pedestrian walkways and lighting in the parking areas in front of Whole Foods Market and London Drugs, brings the intersection work to its conclusion. Park Royal’s new expanded parkade will open in July 2013. The new parkade will be a state-of-the-art parking facility with over 1,000 stalls. It will feature eight new elevators and two escalators to provide greater accessibility and connectivity to current Park Royal stores and services and the new retail expansion – opening in November 2013.

Stamp fees returned Salmon stamp money will aid W. Coast conservation

Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

ALL the money raised from the Recreational Fisheries Conservation Stamp is set to flow back to the West Coast to fund salmon conservation, according to a release from the Pacific Salmon Foundation.

That means approximately $1 million in extra funding for the PSF, according to Brian Riddell, who serves as communications officer for the volunteer agency. The 2013 federal budget has earmarked 100 per cent of user fees from the stamp sales be allocated to the PSF. The stamps are mandatory for the tidal water licence of every angler hoping to reel in any species of salmon. While the funds fluctuate depending on the

market, the stamps generally bring in between $1.3 million and $1.4 million a year, according to Riddell. “We’re currently seeing about $350,000 that was coming out of the past agreement,” Riddell said. The fisheries investment will help commercial and recreational fishers, as well as conservationists, according to Riddell. The funding is critical, according to Riddell, who said every $1 granted from the stamp program turns into $7 through local fundraising. Riddell singled out North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton for championing the proposal. Since 1996, the foundation has received $1 from the sale of each adult stamp and $4 from each stamp bought by a fisherman under 16. The PSF has been producing the stamps in partnership with Fisheries and Oceans Canada since 1989.

Can the city control Hydro work? From page 7 else is in the way?” Not in the way of PMV and its industries, it seems, are Moodyville’s suggestions for alternate sites for the company’s proposed new silos and the Hydro transmission lines. Why has Richardson delayed clarifying that the high-voltage line through the neighbourhood is not needed for any expansion, but to replace a line that will be lost in the re-siting of the Low Level Road.

Last Wednesday’s PMV board decision to keep studying alternatives while the city commissions its own independent engineering report suggests little has changed but the talk. Not that the city needs lawyers’ fees to make matters worse, but what is its legal position? Can BC Hydro be issued a stop-work order pending a PMV-Richardson solution more palatable to the other parties to this agreement — the neighbourhood and other North Vancouver residents?

Too late now to realize that council should have required the port to declare that, “The information provided is an accurate and complete description of all works included in the Low Level Road Realignment and Port Expansion Project” before it contributed $800,000 to the LLR design work and before it approved what it only believed to be the project. To paraphrase a question letter-writer Randy Burke asked recently: Who else will stand up for citizens? rimco@shaw.ca

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Iris Martin, Gloria Olmstead and Gladys Stewart A seniors fashion show was held March 20 at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre. Entitled Cruising Into Summer: Fashionably Promoting This City That We Call Home, the show was presented by Decima Sheldon and featured fashions from Park Royal Shopping Centre’s Phoenix and Dunn’s Tailors. Proceeds from the sold-out event will support the seniors’ activity centre.

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BUILDING BY DESIGN Kevin Vallely explores how sketching can be a useful way to evaluate design. page 21

YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN

Spring garden awakes Dig Deep

Todd Major I love a good spring gardening ritual and uncovering tender plants for the first time is an exciting and nerve-racking task for gardeners.

After the long cold winter full of rain some plants may not have survived the journey through hibernation. Gunnera, lemon trees, bananas, tree palms and other tender plants should have most of their winter protection removed by this time. For my gunnera, it has been a long sleep through the wet winter and I recently uncovered “gunny” to see that she had multiple leaves emerging on all crowns after winter’s long slumber. Removing winter protection is just one of several spring gardening tasks that should be completed soon. I encourage everyone to do things in the garden that have purpose and provide benefit while avoiding tasks that harm the environment, soil or plants. So here are a few good and bad spring gardening chores. Spring is the wrong time to fertilize: The conventional wisdom of “spring is the time to fertilize” is one of the most incorrectly prescribed wisdoms for the garden. Not only is spring fertilization likely to leach through the soil into the ocean due to our high rainfall, but most trees, shrubs and perennials regrow in spring from stored energy in the bud, making fertilization unnecessary. If you feel the need to feed in spring then apply compost or animal manure to the garden. Those

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CUTTING back ornamental grasses assures strong new growth in the upcoming season. Trim the grass as low as possible to prevent a buildup of dead stems. organic amendments provide a structural and antibiotic boost to soil and plants that no chemical fertilizer can supply. Time to clean the garden? I think not: This annual ritual started over a half century ago is one of the most damaging spring practices in the garden. Biomass, meaning fallen leaves, sticks, twigs and plant stalks, is one of the most protective, valuable and synergistic resources for soil and plants. Raking away every last strip of fallen leaf or debris harms soil organism by denying them a food source. Excessive cleanliness strips away organisms that build soil and removes a protective layer of natural mulch that will be needed for the coming summer drought. If you must clean and preen the garden, do so lightly and don’t remove everything. Or cover up all that earthly goodness with a fresh new layer of mulch. To prune or not to prune? Spring is the least beneficial time of year to prune most trees and shrubs. Yes the hedge may need a trim but avoid pruning trees that may bleed sap or shrubs that may be coming into bloom. Pruning for the sake of pruning is insanity and so is pruning because a plant is too big, transplanting is cheaper and more beneficial in the

long run. Spring pruning is recommended for sub-shrubs like rosemary or Russian sage (Perovskia species), rockrose (Cistus species) and lavender. Those shrubs should be pruned as hard as possible to visible buds only on the stem to remove winter damaged tips, flowers and encourage bushiness. What are those gaps in between the pavers or flagstone? Spring is the ideal time to re-fill gaps and holes in between paving stones or flagstones. Use sharp sand or fine crusher dust and sweep it into holes and joints to firm up the surface and prevent degradation of the paving structure. If you don’t want weeds later then pull them now: Preventing weed growth in spring is easier and cheaper than removing the grown weeds of summer. Spend some time pulling those early flowering weeds and digging any pesky perennial weeds that got missed last year. Then apply mulch to all affected areas to prevent further germination of weed seeds. You will thank yourself later. Should I divide my perennials in spring? I am generally against division of most perennials in spring because new growth has begun and it’s easily damaged during

division. And damaged leaves don’t enhance the spring garden. I recommend fall or late winter division of all perennials grown here on the coast to avoid damaging the spring garden display. Spring is for planting: Almost any plant can be planted in spring. For hardy trees and shrubs late frost is little problem. Tender plants like geraniums should be acclimatized to spring temperatures before being fully planted out. Annuals can be hardened for planting but winter has not fully gone South, so wait a little longer to plant out annuals for summer bedding. Cut the grass, no not that grass: Most ornamental grasses should have been cut back in March but at higher elevations and for late comers, April is still a good time to cut back grasses. Always cut grasses as low as possible to prevent a buildup of dead stems but avoid cutting new growth. Most importantly, take or make time to enjoy the lush, new foliage and cheerful flowers of spring. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist and chief horticulture instructor at the University of British Columbia Botanical Garden. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca

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Spring sipping made stylish ALTHOUGH it may seem like winter is attempting to outstay its welcome, spring is officially here and it’s time to start enjoying the longer days and brighter weather. One way to do this is to incorporate some spring ideas and colours into your home’s decor and table settings. Pastels are in this year. Whether it’s in

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home decor or fashion you will see lots of colour everywhere. I love to brighten up the home and add a bit of spring to rooms in the house with toss cushions and decorative accent pieces like vases. If you are planning a spring birthday party or spring gathering here is a cute idea for your kids or perhaps as a spring centrepiece. I saw this idea at a friend’s house last year and she immersed the straws in iced drinks for the kids. I thought

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it would also be cute as a table setting on a brightly coloured tablecloth.

Materials: 1 package of coloured straws 1 package of patterned muffin (cupcake) liner cups (I found mine in the baking section of Michaels) Tall, clear drinking glasses Coloured ice (optional) Sharp scissors Remove the muffin liners from their packaging. Carefully cut the edges of the liners with your scissors to make the shape of flower petals. Repeat this process with the other liners. Using your scissors, make a small hole in the centre of the muffin liners and set aside. If you wish to add your premade coloured ice to the glasses this would be a good time to do this. (You can make your own coloured ice by freezing juice overnight and crushing it on the ice crusher setting on your blender.) Insert your straw through the middle hole and place in the glass. Group your flower petal straws together in the centre of your table if you wish to make this a table centrepiece. I like

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Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. Contact Barb at barb@lunter.ca.

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SHODDY renovation and contract work is a sad truth that has left unlucky North Shore residents down in the dumps in the past, but there’s a way to make sure the business or people hired are truly making the cut.

The District of West Vancouver’s manager of bylaw and licensing services, Steve Simmonds, said making sure a contractor is good to go is as simple as calling the bylaws department. “While the majority of contractors are legitimate business people, unlicensed contractors do exist,” he

states in a media release. “One additional level of checking that can be done is to call the bylaws department to see whether the contractor is properly licensed in West Vancouver. The bylaws department checks the credentials of tradesman before issuing a license.” Owners of for-profit businesses are required by law to have a business license, even if the work is done out of a permanent location or a non-residential business. This includes trades workers such as builders, plumbers, electricians and landscape gardeners, the media release states. To check if a contractor has a business license call West Vancouver bylaw services at 604-925-7152. Use the same number to help the district identify unlicensed contractors. Be prepared with the business or trade name, the owner’s name and the business address and phone number.

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North Vancouver City Library’s Teen Photo Contest and Gala: Until May 10, teens in Grades 6-12 are invited to email the library a single photo in which they have captured this year’s theme “The Right Place at the Right Time.” A panel of experts will evaluate the submissions and the short listed entries will be displayed throughout the library. The winners will be announced at a gala on Saturday, June 1. Info: nvcl.ca. Art Contest for North Vancouver Students: As part of the North Vancouver RCMP’s anti-graffiti program they will partner with the city and district to invite students to participate in the beautification process of North Vancouver. Selected art will be enlarged and wrapped around utility cabinets. The theme will be “Nature of the North Shore.” Deadline for submissions: Wednesday, May 15, 4 p.m. Info: Cst. Julia Bitar, 604-969-7424 or julia.bitar@

rcmp-grc.gc.ca. Book Buddies: Teen volunteers motivate and provide positive reading experiences for readers to age 12 during 30 minute sessions Tuesdays, until April 23, 4-6 p.m. or Saturdays, April 6-27, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration: 604-925-7408. Red Cedar Book Club will meet on Wednesdays, April 3 and 17, 3:45-4:30 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Book titles nominated for the Red Cedar book awards will be discussed. There will also be snacks and activities. No registration required. Info: 604929-3727. Young Naturalists’ Club — Celebrate Trees: Children ages five to 13, accompanied by an adult, will help restore See more page 25

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CHILDREN who will not touch the vegetables on their dinner plate will likely enjoy munching on raw veggies with yogurt dip while you prepare the evening meal. this problem. My ears perked up and I asked for her secret. “Grandmother,” she answered. She explained that when Grandmother was visiting she would sit the kids down and read to them while dinner was being prepared. That is clearly not going to

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PARENTING kids’ stuff From page 23 part of the park by planting tree seedlings Saturday, April 6, 1:30-3:30 p.m. at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver.

Arsenic hour can be eased From page 24 The good news is that the very child who will not touch veggies at dinner will eat and enjoy a mix of raw veggies with a yogurt dip while you prepare dinner. Have the veggies cut and ready in the fridge and it will just take a minute to serve this special appie. I have heard of parents who cook dinner after the kids are in bed. What they are doing is preparing tomorrow’s meal tonight. That way dinner is on the table quickly, everyone eats and it’s a pleasant time. Then after the kids are settled parents can prepare food at their leisure. This wouldn’t work for everyone but the point is to think outside the box and control the arsenic hour. Bring the kids into the kitchen to help you with the meal preparation. I know that having a child in the kitchen doesn’t make for a more efficient process but if they are going to bother and interrupt you while you try to cook dinner why not simply involve them? They love it. Think of some tasks they can take on. Kids can fetch and carry, rip lettuce or stir dry ingredients. This way they are getting the attention they crave and you are able to get on with the task of cooking dinner. The bonus is that they are actually learning how to cook and in a few years will be very helpful. Another strategy is to have a box of special toys that only come out when you are cooking. They get to use the special coloured pencils, do puzzles or play with paper dolls while you cook. They will be engaged and happy and keen to have you busy with the meal preparation. This may be when you allow screen time. Whether it’s an electronic game, the web, a CD or the TV; if it’s only permitted while you cook they will be happy to be entertained. The arsenic hour happens every single day so it’s worth planning some strategies to make it a happy and pleasant time for all family members. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. To read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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BOOKtopia: A children’s free literature festival will take place during the month of May at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. The festival is intended to promote literacy, celebrate language arts and cultivate creative thought amongst youth and families. Events include author

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Fish is a nutritional powerhouse, low in calories and super-quick to prepare. At this time of year, many of us start thinking about lighter meals (think: bathing suit season), and eating fish once or twice a week is a step in the right direction. Here’s a spring menu featuring a quick and delicious preparation for fish, and because we’re being so virtuous about the first course, a gorgeous lemon tart for dessert. If you’re determined to stay on the straight and narrow you can have lemon sorbet instead.

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1 Tbsp vegetable oil 2 cloves garlic, finely minced Cut the thick stalks of the gai lan in half lengthwise; cut gai lan into one-inch pieces. Split the bok choy in half (or in quarters if they’re large). Rinse broccoli and bok choy; drain but leave some water clinging to leaves to help cooking process. In a small bowl mix together the oyster sauce, water, fish sauce and sugar; stir to combine and dissolve sugar. In a large skillet or wok heat oil over high heat; add garlic and stir fry for a few seconds until fragrant, being careful not to let it burn. Add the vegetables to the pan and stir fry for about one minute, then add sauce. Stir and toss vegetables until leaves are

wilted and the stalks are tender, three to five minutes more. Makes six servings.

Luscious Lemon Tart Crust: 1¼ cups all-purpose flour 2 Tbsp granulated sugar 2 tsp finely grated lemon zest ½ cup cold butter, cut into small cubes 1 extra-large egg yolk Filling: 2 eggs 5 egg yolks 1 cup granulated sugar 1⁄3 cup whipping cream 2⁄3 cup fresh lemon juice (about three large lemons) 1 Tbsp finely grated lemon zest Icing sugar for dusting top of baked tart Whipped cream and fresh raspberries or blueberries

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Position oven rack in the lower half of the oven; preheat oven to 350 degrees. In a food processor combine flour with sugar and one tablespoon of lemon zest, and mix. Add the butter and the egg yolk; process until crumbs start to clump together, about one minute. Transfer dough to a nine-inch tart pan with a removable bottom and sides about 11⁄8-inch high. Press dough firmly and evenly into the pan and up the edges until even with the rim. Line the pastry with a large sheet of parchment or foil and fill with dried beans or pastry weights Place pan on a baking sheet and bake for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and remove parchment or foil and weights. To make filling, whisk

together the eggs, egg yolks and sugar in a large bowl until well mixed. Whisk in the cream, then the lemon juice and zest; pour filling into crust. Return tart (on the baking sheet) to the oven and bake until filling is set and centre looks smooth, about 30 minutes (filling should jiggle just a bit when pan is shaken lightly). Cool tart completely on a wire rack, then refrigerate for at least one hour before serving to firm up filling. Push up gently on bottom of tart pan to remove outer ring of pan. Loosen tart from bottom of pan with a thin metal spatula and slide carefully onto serving platter. Sift icing sugar evenly over tart. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream and a few fresh berries. Makes eight servings. Angela Shellard is a selfdescribed foodie. She has done informal catering for sports. Contact: ashellard@hotmail.ca.

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Duality of design tests skill Fifteen years later, times have changed again. The world is perhaps a more sombre place and ripples of economic fluctuations have been felt across all spectrums. Golf, as a participatory sport, seems to have levelled off and once scarce tee times can now be found a little more readily. Throughout all the ups and downs, the management at Northlands have always had their eyes on the horizon. There have been changes to the course, gradual and deliberate, that have made it an even better destination. Some of the more punitive bunkers on the front nine have disappeared and the undergrowth between fairways has largely been cleared away, making finding errant shots easier and speeding up pace of play.

It was late March and the weather had been swinging from one extreme to another. Our sunny Saturday had been preceded by an inch of fresh snow the morning before yet the course was in excellent shape.

confinement and getting out in the fresh air. The first three holes were approached with a little caution as we prepared ourselves for the ordeal that began on the fourth tee.

Turf supervisor Steve Haggard and his team have an outstanding record of keeping Northlands in top condition despite the course’s rainforest location. Drainage is well managed and ongoing improvements show commitment to making it even better.

Number 4 is an uphill 545-yard par-5 behemoth. A wide landing area gives you a second shot Deer pay a visit up to a narrow, bunkered to Northlands Golf choke-point with the green beyond for really long Course to snack hitters. I have played with on some of the golfers of almost all levels of spring shoots. skill and can’t recall seeing anyone reach the green on their second shot.

There is a duality to the course that makes it a fascinating test of your game. The front nine is a roller coaster ride up, down and around the lower reaches of Mount Seymour. Holes 4 through 7 contain some of the course’s most difficult stretches, and it’s about maintaining and managing rather than scoring.

A recent outing showed that Northlands’ evolution is continuing very nicely.

On the back nine, there is also difficulty: the 547-yard par-5 15th and the 508- yard par-5 18th are ranked second and fourth toughest, but the overall topography is gentler and scoring opportunities a little more abundant.

I was joined by friends Dan Rothenbush, Larry Verigin and Robbie Ohlhauser.

For us, this early-season round was more about shaking off the rust of winter

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The putting surface is a long, multitiered uphill target, and pin placement can add an extra dimension of hell to what is ranked the most difficult hole on the course. That day, the hole was cut midgreen and we managed to escape with a little dignity still intact. Well, most of us. On the next hole, another of Northlands’ charms appeared. Along the side of the fairway that day (between the 5th and 9th holes) four deer were casually See PIN page 32

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snacking on fresh spring shoots. I almost always see the deer when I play Northlands and it makes a round of golf there that much more memorable. There’s something disarming about seeing these magnificent creatures going about their business, and it took a little of the sting out of a tough stretch of play. We all relaxed a little.

Highlights included a host of pars all around and a birdie from Rothenbush on the 13th hole. One special treat was the pin placement on the 18th green. Another multi-tiered monster, I don’t recall the hole being anywhere but at the farthest top shelf. That day, it was on the bottom for a slightly easier finish.

Verigin was so relaxed he drained a 60-plus-foot uphill putt for par on the 7th green after complaining that he’d never been able to par the hole.

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in the role of managing partner for the restaurant. Wintinck was in charge of Northlands’ dining room in its early years when it was consistently excellent, and he brings a renewed commitment to making it one of the best casual dining experiences on the North Shore. He has revitalized the breakfast and regular menus and will be introducing a Sunday brunch buffet starting April 28. We sampled the spinach and artichoke dip

(a beautiful cheese and garlic concoction served with tortilla chips), fresh Saltspring Island mussels in a white wine chorizo broth, salmon, cod and prawn cakes, as well as the slow-cooked barbecued pork back ribs. The food was outstanding and prices were very reasonable. It was all so good I went back the next day with a friend for brunch. In an increasingly value-driven golf environment, Northlands keeps upping its game and adding more value for your golfing dollars. If the Sunday brunch lives up to what I experienced, and Northlands has a habit of keeping its promises, it will be the North Shore weekend event. Mark it on your calendar.

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Sketching is one way to evaluate a design From page 21 A fun exercise for individuals interested in architectural design is to try to understand why a building or space appeals to them. Sketching is only one means to an end with the end being taking the time to critically think why a given space or building works for you. Begin by asking yourself some questions. Is it the proportions that make it distinctive, the orientation, the texture, the light? Critically analyze what you’re experiencing and try to figure out what’s making it special. I often pace out a room that feels good and take note of its ceiling height and then analyze how the lighting works and how it’s finished. Its relationship to other spaces is important too. Try to come to grips with why it works well. If you’re somewhere that really strikes your fancy ask yourself why. Answering the question will give you a tremendous insight into creating places you’d love to live in. Kevin Vallely is a residential designer in North Vancouver. Follow along Kevin’s “small house” design at cliffhangerhouse.com.

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Drumming up funds HANDSWORTH Secondary school music program students Peter Peng (left), Andy Han and Megan Tucker spread the word about the upcoming music program bottle drive on Saturday, April 6. Refundable pop, beer, wine and juice bottles and cans will be collected from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. in the Handsworth catchment area. Residents are asked to leave their bottles in a location visible from the street, but not at the curb, by 8 a.m.

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Sgt. Kevin Bracewell will talk about policing in Afghanistan. Admission is free but tickets must be picked up ahead of time at the North Vancouver Block Watch Office, 147 East 14th St., Lonsdale Community Policing Centre, 112 East Third St. or the District Crime Prevention Office, 335 West Queens Rd. Technology Class — Introduction to E-Books and E-Readers: Learn how to work e-readers and download e-books from the library Thursday, April 4 from 10 a.m. to noon at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: westvanlibrary.ca.

Job Fair: There will be a hiring fair at the WorkBC Employment Services Centre Thursday, April 4, 1-4 p.m. at 310260 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Those looking for work in warehousing, forklift operating, general labour or as a millwright, electrician, CNC operator, machinist, mechanic, welder or fabricator or in administration, CSR or accounting can come to the site and meet with representatives of Aerotek job agency. Bring a resume and have a conversation with Aerotek.

Popsicle Stick Bridge Competition: The Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists will host this competition Sunday, April 7, 11:30 a.m.-3 p.m. at Capilano Mall, 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Info: apeg.bc.ca/ negm. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Bottle Drive: Handsworth secondary music department will hold a bottle drive on Saturday, April 6 from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Students will be collecting from houses in the Handsworth catchment area. Residents are asked to leave refundables in a visible location

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Ideal Home Show: Local companies will offer the latest home improvement trends for those looking to renovate, rejuvenate or revitalize their home April 5, 5-9 p.m.; April 6, 9:30 a.m.-5:30 p.m. and April 7, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. at the ice arena at Harry Jerome Community Centre, 123 East 23rd St., North Vancouver.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

Breast cancer fundraising ladies night rakes it in

MT. Seymour’s seventh annual Shred for the Cure raised $39,000 for breast cancer research and the B.C. Cancer Foundation. The event, which was launched originally to encourage more women to hit the slopes, has grown into a successful fundraising event for breast cancer research, according to a press release. Over a nine-week period, approximately 5,400 women showed up on Monday nights for this year’s initiative, which raised the highest amount for

the foundation yet, bringing the total contribution to more than $100,000 over the past seven years. Shred for the Cure has turned out to be a resounding success, said Eddie Wood, general manager for Mt. Seymour Resorts, in the statement. The support they have seen for this event and the amount of donations received is truly amazing, he added. Douglas Nelson, president and CEO of the foundation said the fundraiser has rallied the support of thousands of ladies with a common goal — to help ensure that life-saving breast cancer research moves

forward with a significant impact on the lives of cancer patients and their families throughout the province. For more information on the B.C. Cancer Foundation, the fundraising partner of the B.C. Cancer Agency, visit bccancerfoundation.com. For more information on Mt. Seymour Resorts, visit mountseymour.com. ••• The North Shore’s Hollyburn Family Services Society was honoured with a Celebration of Community Award at the recent Scotiabank & United Way Community Spirit Awards.

The award is presented to a group or individual for the impact they have made in the area of early childhood, middle childhood and seniors within Metro Vancouver, according to a news release from the United Way. Hollyburn was awarded for

its Seniors at Housing Risk Program, which provides crisis assistance, such as food and housing to seniors at risk of losing their homes. The 12th annual gala recognized top donors, volunteers and organizations that support United Way of

the Lower Mainland and that have made exceptional impacts on the lives of local children and seniors.

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NORTH Vancouver native Manuel Osborne-Paradis carves a tight line during a World Cup downhill race in Kvitfjell, Norway last month. Osborne-Paradis finished fourth, his best World Cup result of the year, before coming home to win a national title in Whistler.

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NORTH Vancouver native Manuel Osborne-Paradis won the national downhill title at the Sport Chek Alpine Canadian Championships in Whistler March 23, capping off a season that showed that his racing career is back to full speed after a few slow years. Osborne-Paradis whipped through the brand new Raven/Ptarmigan downhill course in a time of one minute 1.97 seconds, besting second place finisher Jeffrey Frisch by more than half a second with veteran John Kucera placing third. Osborne-Paradis was dominant in Whistler over the weekend, winning two training runs before taking top spot in the main event. “Lots of times doing well in a race is really figuring out the course and I just figured it out the first run,” the man known as Manny says on the phone from Invermere where he is prepping for a spring-season race. “I knew the line that I wanted to take and it seemed to be quite fast so I was able to elaborate that line and take a few more risks here and there and stay a little lower and I think it just paid off.” The win gave the former Deep Cove resident his second national downhill championship title following a victory in 2010. “It feels good. The downhill title aside, I was more interested in winning the first race ever held on the new Raven/Ptarmigan course and I thought it would kind of help solidify my return to racing. My season was great but I think a national title really put the cork on the bottle, you know.” It’s a great sign for Manny that he’s corking a vintage season given the fact that his promising career was basically smashed to pieces, metaphorically speaking, by a series of unfortunate events starting with the Vancouver 2010 Olympics. Manny was a headliner for a Canadian alpine team that was expected to produce podium finishes on home soil but crashes,

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near misses and outright flameouts resulted in a complete medal shutout. “Vancouver was very knee-knocking — it was a lot of buildup,” he says. “I hadn’t raced yet in Turin (at the 2006 Games) and people were already talking about how this was just practice for Whistler.” The mental pain of Whistler was followed by physical pain less than a year later in January of 2011 when Manny crashed during a World Cup race in France, breaking his left fibula and tearing his ACL. Injured, isolated from his teammates and somewhat estranged from Alpine Canada’s staff, Manny’s 2011 got even worse when he was involved in an embarrassing accident during the Calgary Stampede, falling off of and getting dragged behind a party bus. The incident tacked on a couple of months to his rehab schedule and made headlines across the country. The timing of his injuries meant that Manny missed almost two full years of racing but by the beginning of the 2012-13 season he was fully fit and ready to go. The time spent off the slopes, however, caused him to plummet down the world rankings and so he was forced to start the World Cup season skiing at the back of the pack with the rookie racers while the elite guys got the smooth terrain and low bib numbers. Navigating the chewed up track that comes with a high bib number was taxing. “It’s just a grind,” Manny says. “It’s more of a battle — it’s a battle you don’t really want to be in. You battled your way up through when you were younger and you first started and it’s tough to do it all over again.” His bib number may have been in the 50s to start the season but Manny immediately started to outperform his ranking. Aside from two DNFs, he

finished every World Cup race in the top-30. The comeback culminated in Kvitfjell, Norway on March 2 when Manny finished fourth in a World Cup downhill, missing the podium by one-hundredth of a second. “One-hunny off third was kind of hard to swallow but at the same time I was just happy,” he says. “That was the first race where I just decided I was going to ski my own race, I wasn’t going to take too many risks, just see how I could fare by skiing solid.” The national championship win followed and then the season was over. “It was kind of like as I was hitting the peak of figuring everything out the season ended,” he says. The results, however, were encouraging, particularly considering what he went through in the years leading up to them. They were tough times, says Manny, but looking back now he sees positives in everything that happened to him. The knee injury forced him to take time off from competition and get back to basics. “I think that the injury was not necessarily a bad thing, being a little burned out after two Olympics and needing a little bit of a break anyway,” he says. “I think coming back and having a whole other summer to work on drills, work on my technical skiing really actually made me a better skier, a more solid skier.” Even the party bus spill, which Manny now labels a fluky accident, turned into a positive, he says, even though he took a lot of flack for it. He knew it was bad when crime and gossip reporters were trying to track him down. “All of a sudden it wasn’t sportswriters talking to me, I was like uh-oh, this isn’t good,” he says. The accident may have been blown out of proportion by some, says Manny, but he credits it with helping him refocus his career and renew some of his important relationships. “I was fairly stressed at the time, I was trying to come back from the other injury and I wasn’t getting very much support from my team because they were overseas during the winter. I think I burned a couple of bridges during the winter for the summer. It was a See Racer page 39


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tough time,” he says. “Alpine Canada, myself, my sponsors, we all sat down and went through exactly what kind of goals we were trying to get out of this lifestyle. It’s a very high intense, high risk, high energy game that we’re in and how do we go about spending all of that energy in the right way? We all sat down and figured out really good game plans — that’s what brought this great comeback season. I didn’t have any sponsors leave me throughout my injuries, everybody stayed fully behind me. The team and I were able to rekindle what we used to have. I think it was a really good time to rebuild after everything was said and done.” With the 2014 Sochi Olympics less than a year away, Manny says that even the disappointment of 2010 has turned into fuel for himself and the rest of the Canadian team.

“I learned a lot. . . . I think the failure that we had in Vancouver has taught our team a lot about ourselves that we can build on for Sochi,” he says. “This is the best I’ve felt going into an (Olympic) year.” He’ll have one more summer to fine tune his game before the Olympic year begins but first Manny will host the Mike and Manny Ski Camp with West Vancouver native Mike Janyk April 16-20 in Whistler. The annual event gives deserving young skiers from across Canada the chance to live and train with the elite racers at an all-expenses paid camp. The camp, started in 2008, is always a highlight of his year, says Manny. “I think we get more out of it than they do,” he says. “First of all, it just makes you feel good to give back and to just be a part of what the ski racing culture was when you were a kid, what really made you love it. Second of all, we live in a world where everyone does stuff for you and they’re trying to free up your

time and let you just do your job and for us to just come out of that bubble of me, me, me and start giving back and say you, you, you a little bit, it’s a little bit liberating and it keeps you a little more grounded.” The camp keeps the sport in proper perspective, says Manny. “For us it’s a business now and everyone that talks to you, it’s all about numbers and contracts and results . . . it does tone down the love of why we got into it, the pure pleasure of skiing. And to hang out with some kids, live with them and everything, the smiles on their faces when you give them a tip and they do it right the next run, that’s more rewarding than winning a race.” ••• A fundraiser for the Mike and Manny Camp will be held April 20 at the Miele Demonstration Gallery in Vancouver. For more information or to purchase tickets, $150 per person, visit mikeandmanny.org.


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BLANEY, ROY MCILROY March 27, 2013 At 4:55 p.m. in Palliative Care at Lions Gate Hospital with Diane his wife of 44 years and the love of his life holding his hand, Roy passed away peacefully. Born in Nottingham, England, Roy was a proud Ulsterman raised in Drumaness, No. Ireland. Predeceased by his parents Agnes and Hugh Blaney he was Dad to Keri-An and Ryan, Roy to son-in-law Brendan, PopPop to Riley and Connor. He will be sorely missed by them and his siblings Jimmy (Anne), Billy (Sharon) and David in Ontario; Lynda (Kevin) and Chrissie in Drumaness and his in-laws Colin, Roxanne (Gary) and Daryl. Roy immigrated to Ontario in 1964 before moving to B.C. He lived and worked as a millwright in Ocean Falls, Tahsis and Powell River before moving to Vancouver in the summer of ’67 where he met Diane on the beach at English Bay. It was here and then that they formed lifelong friendships with people from around the world. Through his year-long battle with cancer these long-time friends called regularly to let him know he was loved and supported. A charter season ticket holder with the Canucks, hoping against hope each year that they would win the "Cup", he spent his last night watching a winning game with Ryan. He delighted in the grandchildren his daughter gave him and treasured the time spent with them. Friends from work who shared his pleasure in fishing will remember that he won the trophy last; North Shore Winter Club curlers will remember his enthusiasm for curling; neighbours will remember him as an avid gardener and, in the years since retirement, his golf group will remember his passion for the game and joy in winning the money on the Par 3’s. With his love of golf in mind, on Thursday, April 4th from 4-7 p.m. the family invite friends to "Remember Roy" at a reception to be held at Northlands Golf Course, 3400 Anne MacDonald Way, North Vancouver. In lieu of flowers, donations in his name to the Canadian Cancer Society or a charitable organization of your choice would be appreciated.

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Born in Oslo, Norway November 18, 1935 passed away after a lengthy illness on Salt Spring Island March 27, 2013. A true Norseman always comfortable in a boat. He will be greatly missed by his wife Candace, daughter Kari (Ty) granddaughter Keira of Atlanta, Georgia, son Craig of Toronto, Ontario, stepdaughters Kelly Langill, Christine Gray (Travis) and grandchildren Therese and Damien Gray of North Vancouver. Also many cousins in Norway. Predeceased by son M ichael. H arold’s varied teaching career took him from Nova Scotia to Ghana, St. Vincent, and culminated in North Vancouver. He retired to Salt Spring Island where his passion for sailing (Whisper and Gypsy) was unlimited. Harold was involved with Eggheads, on the Board of Directors at Greenwoods, Library Board and was past Commodore at the Salt Spring Island Sailing Club. 'Harold was a much loved curmudgeon, full of wit and intelligence and will be sadly missed by everyone who knew and loved him.' A heartfelt thank you for the love and support shown to Harold and myself during this emotional time. We are so fortunate to live on this beautiful island surrounded by such compassionate friends, Home Care nurses and Caregivers. A herring and Aquavit gat hering to be announced. HOMEWOOD, Patricia Cecille Mar 20, 2013 Aged 96, passed away peacefully on March 20, 2013, in North Vancouver. Patricia was born in Vancouver, grew up in Port Alice, B.C., and has resided in North Vancouver since 1946. Predeceased by her husband, Robert (Bob) in 1984. She was a founding member of St. Catherine’s Anglican Church, where she taught Sunday school and preschool for many years. Patricia is survived by her sons Grant (Patricia), John, and Brock (Eve), 3 grandchildren and 5 great-grandchildren. She was dearly loved and will be much missed by her family. She will live on in our hearts. A memorial service will be held at 10 a.m. on May 16, 2013, at Boal Chapel, 1505 Lillooet Road, North Vancouver. Reception to follow.

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PHILLIPS, Richard E. (Dick) Feb 24, 1935 - Mar 28, 2013 With both profound sadness and loving memories of a good life well lived, we announce the passing of our beloved Dick Phillips, life-long West Van resident. Predeceased by parents Bert and Constance, and brother Michael. Cherished by Barb (nee Gauthier) his caring wife of 54 years, daughters Nicole (Mel), Lisa (Eric), Simone (Doug), and Andrea (Gary); grandchildren Danielle, Trevor, Matthew and Michael; sister Trish (Mel) White, sister-in-law Valerie Gibson, nieces and nephews, and many dear friends. Family service at Capilano View Cemetery presided by Fr. Gary of St Anthony’s. Friends are invited to join us for a Celebration of Life at Gleneagles Golf Club 2-5pm on Saturday April 6th. In lieu of flowers donations to the LGH Foundation - Palliative Care would be appreciated.

MACLAREN - Angus (Gus!) Jan. 7, 1931 – March 27, 2013

With great sadness, we announce the passing of Angus Manning Maclaren. Predeceased by his father, Hugh Alexander Maclaren, and Mother, Clara Audrey Fennel. Angus was born in Vernon, BC and attended school in Kelowna, BC until Grade 13. He obtained a Commerce Degree in Finance from UBC in 1957. He had fond memories of the DKE Fraternity. Angus was happy in his work as a Pharmaceutical Sales Representative (Squibb and Merck). He retired from Merck in 1996. In his spare time, Angus enjoyed fly fishing, photography, and walking the seawall at Ambleside. He also volunteered at LGH Emergency and the Community Police in North Vancouver. He is survived by his loving wife, Eleanor, of 59 years, daughters, Margaret (Greg), Heather (Martyn), and son, Doug (Pam). Also survived by his sister Nancy Macdonald and 7 grandchildren: Michael, David, Brent, Trevor, Scott, Kevin, and Laura. A celebration of life to be held at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver on Thursday, April 4, 2013 @ 2:30 pm. Special thanks to Dr. Wayne Smith, Dr. Warren Mayo, and all of the caring staff at Cedarview Lodge, the Breath Works Program, Lions Gate Hospital, and the North Shore Hospice. In lieu of flowers, a donation to the Lung Association would be greatly appreciated. A gathering with refreshments to follow at the church. (BC Lung Association – 2675 Oak St., Vancouver, BC V6H 2K2)

GALLMANN, Margo (nee Boomars)

Passed away suddenly on Tuesday, March 26th 2013 at the age of 67 years. Our caring Mother, sister and friend was predeceased by her loving husband Erich. Margo will be forever in the hearts of her daughters Tanya and Sonia (Graydn), grandchildren Teigan and Kalia, and her dear friend Frank. Much loved and sadly missed by many. Celebration of Life Service will be held at North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave, North Van., on Saturday, April 6, 2013 at 2pm. Flowers gratefully declined, friends so wishing may make a memorial donation in Margo’s name to the Heart and Stroke Foundation of BC & Yukon.

PETER SCHRADI

June 29, 1950 - Mar. 27, 2013

Peter was Peter; music aficionado, chef extraordinaire, world traveller, friend and brother to many. He had a deep compassion for the less fortunate. He was happiest barefoot in the sun and cooking for a houseful of friends and family, sharing the home he was so wonderfully proud of. Peter left his career as an audio engineer in Berlin to follow his heart to Vancouver, immigrating in 1982. Together, he and Marcy built a life and their award winning company, Down to Earth Landscapes. Peter is so loved and missed by many here and around the world, but by none more so than his wife Marcy and his sisters Doris and Friederike. No service or flowers as per Peter’s request.

604-802-5272 BLOOMINGFIELDS

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General Employment

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

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Medical/Dental

P/T experienced Dental Receptionist req’d. for West Van practise, Thur - Fri wkly & 2 Sat per month. Fax to: 604-925-5819.

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Social Services

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.

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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PARTS PERSON. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, o n e Fu l l - Ti me ( Y e a r- r o u n d ) experienced Parts Person to join our Parts Department. Duties include Counter Sales, Telephone inquiries and Sales, Parts Look-up(Both Computer and Manual), Inventory stocking and merchandising. This F/T position requires applicant to have knowledge of the outdoor power equipment industry, superior customer service skills, and excellent communicative and organizational skills. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com SMALL ENGINE TECHNICIAN. Join BC’s Largest Volume Outdoor Power Equipment Sales and Service Center with over 20 employees serving BC since 1986. We require immediately, one FullTime(Year-round) experienced Service Technician to join our extremely busy service centre. This F/T position requires the applicant to have extensive knowledge of 2cycle and 4cycle engines, all lawn and garden equipment and related power equipment. Industry certification is definitely an asset. Medical and Dental plan. Salary is commensurate with experience. Mail resume to: Fraser Valley Equipment Ltd., 13399 72nd Avenue, Surrey, BC, V3W-2N5, Fax: 604-599-8840, Email: terry@fraservalleyequipment.com

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Houses - Sale

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Lots & Acreage

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Mobile Homes

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6020-14

Langley/ Aldergrove

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North Van Apt. Rentals

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6505

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Okanagan/ Interior

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ALDERGROVE SXS DUPLEX 80K below assessment. $3K/mo rent $529,900 firm 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3428

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Out Of Town Property

1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, May 1st. Refs req’d. 604-960-0452 2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545 2 BR, family complex, rec facilities, Westview, w/d, heat, reno’d, Now. ns np. $1350 604-921-4384

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

6008-42

S. Surrey/ White Rock

FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533

6020-20

Mission

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

6052

Real Estate Investment

2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Mar 15, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-971-2456 2 BR ocean & city view, reno’d 2nd/St Andrews, $1220, np, May 1, incl ht hw & prkg, 604-984-2148 2 BR’s, view, avail Now. 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537 3 BR $1450 June 1st, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554

PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575

For Sale by Owner

6015

LANGLEY RENOD sxs duplex +1/2ac lot, rental income $2,200 /month $489,900 604-807-6565 see uSELLaHOME.com id3186 MULTI FAMILY, 10 RENTAL HOMES in Mission with $91,000 net income, on 6.5 acres, $1,050,000. 604 838-8692

6020-34 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

7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.

6020

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

6020-06

Chilliwack

Surrey

6065

Recreation Property

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 BR Quay area, 14th flr, Mtn view, balcony, $1045 incl heat, h/w, fresh paint, new fridge/stove, access to sauna, exercise & craft rooms. Covered parking & locker. Cat ok, 1 year lease, N/S, avail May 1. Call 604-983-9874 or email: andrews1@telus.net

Lots & Acreage

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

HATZIC LAKE 1 hr drive from Vanc, 2 vacant lots 1 is lakefront $65K is for both 604-302-3527 see uSELLaHOME.com id5588

Studio (Avail Now), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & Apr 1), Mnt/ Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok.

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 & 1 BDRM, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

Park Royal Towers

Completely Renovated All Utilities Included

1 BR (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

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

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

6595

Shared Accommodation

6595-45 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

North Vancouver

1 BR, central, Upper Lonsdale, prefer female, shrd kitchen/ldry, $600 incl, ns. Now 604-985-5168 1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449 FURNISHED ROOM nr Grand Blvd/15th, friendly house, immed, $525 incl, ns/np 604-990-4257

2045 KIRKSTONE

Large 3-5 bedroom, 3 levels, 2 full, 2 half baths. South facing pool and hot tub. Recent renovations, by way of newer kitchen, bathrooms and carpet. Will be available long term. May 1. $3200. Lease and perfect references a must. Michelle Dodimead ACD Realty (604) 521-0311 View this & other properties @ www.acdrealty.com

WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4 bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets, Details @ 604-319-7674

6565

Office/Retail Rent

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

6590

Rooms

FURN ROOM, central Lonsdale, $350 incls utils, prefer female or student. 604-983-2135 NEAR EDGEMONT, bright furn room, upper flr, share laundry, ns np, $550 incls utils 604-986-3341

MATURE NS, prefer male, Lower Lonsdale, $650 incls hydro, w/d 604-728-8845, 604-506-4846

6602

Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, view, Panorama Dr, Deep Cove, dishwasher, $1300 + hydro, ns, avail now 604-722-2345 2 BDRM main flr. East 1 st, North Van. Lrg south facing deck, n/s, n/p, refs, newly reno’d bath, new carpet/paint, 1 yr min lse, $1350 incl utils, shrd w/d, 604-736-1690 2 BR, great suite, Blueridge, new kitch, insuite wd, ns/np, $1380 incl utils, May 1, 604-787-6245 2 BR, grnd lvl,West Van 1,000sf, $1,400+util, yard, w/d, f/p, np, n/s, May 1st, suit exec 604-581-8494 2 BR lower suite, 1000 sq ft, great rock fp, insuite laundry, walk-in closet, np, ns, $1200 + 40% utils, May 1. 604-987-9558 BACH Lynn Valley on Canyon, partially furn, lrg bright full kitch, fp, patio, quiet priv ent, f/yard, pet ok, May 1, 604-988-4068

935 Marine Drive

www.parkroyaltowersapt.com

STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Large 1 BR for $1600 Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713 www.austeville.com

★A QUIET BLDG ★ 1BR 2nd flr, North, $935 May 1. Carpets, drapes, ht, h/w, gated prkg avail, no dogs 604-986-7745

“Oh Lord, won’t you buy me a Mercedes Benz?” (Janis Joplin)

145 West Keith Road. 1 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) 2 BR’s (Avail Apr 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.

604-986-3356

1 Bdrm

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

6515

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, avail now. 604-808-1029

Duplexes - Rent

3 BR, E 2nd & St. Patricks, city views, sxs, recent reno, 2 baths, l/rm up, fam rm dwn, wood flrs, f/p, garage, $2175 Apr.1st. 604-984-9191

6522

Furnished Accommodation

A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, 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

Houses - Rent

5 BR+ West Van, 2 bath, 2200 sf, w/d, f/p’s, np/ns May 1st, carport+ $2900+utils. 604-584-7181

2 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, Apr 1, np/ns, $1550, 604-986-1294

AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603

Houses - Rent

604-922-8443

6540 HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491

West Van Apt. Rentals

AMBLESIDE TOWER

★ WOODCROFT: Studio, 1BR & 2BR incls utils, 1 yr lease, NS/NP COLLIERS - 604-926-2012

GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608

6030

6505-12

6540

WATERFRONT LUXURY

MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar

GALIANO EXECUTIVE Home & Cabin on priv beach, completely furn’d, many extras, ready to move in. Reduced to $849,000! Global Force Rlty. 604-802-8711 www.yourlinktorealestate.ca

Apartments & Condos

The Pink Palace on the Seawall

Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br,$1595 604-990-2971, weekends 778-227-5042

FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617

6505

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2BR $1740, water views, reno’d, h/w flrs, 2150 Bellevue, nr all amens, ns/np, 604-921-4384

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A44 North Shore Shore News 44 –- North News-–Wednesday, Wednesday,April April3,3,2013 2013

NO PAYMENTS FOR 90 DAYS

OAC

11 CADILLAC ESCALADE

06 JEEP GRAND CHEROKEE SRT8

STK 951380 WAS $67,900

STK 951940 WAS $27,900

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

NOW $61,828

Hemi, nav, loaded.

NOW $25,900

AUTOMOTIVE 9102

Auto Finance

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09 VW TOUAREG TDI

STK 952160

STK 951721 WAS $42,900

Leather, loaded.

WAS $25,900

NOW $22,900

?6 8;' 26,C );.6 >21'4@ B142>0

STK 952120

WAS $36,900

NOW $34,900

04 DODGE RAM QUAD CAB 4x4, Hemi, super clean. STK 951851 WAS $16,900

Loaded, diesel, only 8,000kms.

4x4, V8, auto, loaded. STK 951751 WAS $14,900

NOW $12,495

Stk 951660 WAS $36,900

NOW $33,900

13 CHEV CAMARO RS

07 MITSUBISHI ECLIPSE GTP SPYDER

WAS $35,900

STK CD41381 WAS $18,900

NOW $32,900

9110

Collectibles & Classics

1985 BUICK Le Sabre Ltd collector edition, collector plates, 71,000 kms, all orginal, mint cond $5000. 604-671-7853

Domestic

NOW $16,900

07 VW EOS

10 DODGE GRAND CARAVAN SE

STK 951242 WAS $21,900

STK 951860 WAS $19,900

2006 BMW 325 revised $16,500 130,000 kms, manual transmission, with sport package, steering wheel, sport seats and sport suspension. 604-219-6234 email: arcwood@telus.net

1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur. Exc. cond. 98K kms, local, auto, blk/parch leather. (604) 538-6319

NOW $16,900 2003 PONTIAC Grand AM, V6, runs great, $4000 obo, well maintained 604-988-1873

12 VW PASSAT TDI

13 FIAT SPORT

STK 951800 WAS $33,900

STK CD13731 WAS $20,900

Leather, navigation, loaded.

9145

9155

Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks

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

Sunroof, auto, only 2,783kms.

NOW $30,800

NOW $18,900

10 MERCEDES BENZ GLK 350

11 GMC YUKON SLE

STK 951840 WAS $36,900

STK 952190 WAS $38,900

NOW $33,900

4x4, loaded.

NOW $35,900

10 CHEV EQUINOX LS

12 HYUNDAI ELANTRA GL

STK 8G91321 WAS $19,900

STK 931461 WAS $19,900

4cyl, auto, loaded, only 44,000kms.

NOW $16,900

10 CHEV SILVERADO LTZ

11 HYUNDAI GENESIS

STK 951820 WAS $36,900

Stk 952140 WAS $36,900

4x4, rare, 6.2L V8, loaded.

2006 Mitsubishi Montero Limited MINT condition black 105K, $14,900. 778-989-0564 redwards_91@hotmail.com

9125

Domestic

SUPER SPECIALS 2010 Chrysler Town & Country Ltd.

Fully loaded, DVD, nav, Bluetooth, pwr sliding doors, Stk# 13200A1

2010 Jeep Wrangler Sport

Auto, a/c, 4x4, only 47,000kms, silver. Stk#P5795A

$22,995

$19,995

NOW $33,900

Vans

8015

Appliance Repairs

2004 TOYOTA Sienna, FWD, 7 pass, loaded, 1 owner, silver, 177K, $9800 obo, 604-616-0167

2002 MERCEDES C320, quick Sale $9900 1 lady owner no accidents, f/load, 604-649-4542 2003 VOLVO S40, 78km, wood trim, green/teal, new brakes, winter/summer tires, good condition, $6950. Call 604-619-0434

2010 Dodge Ram 2500 Crew Cab

2010 Jeep Wrangler X

4x4, diesel, ale, pwr group, only 55,700kms, Stk# P5726

$39,995

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

8030

LEASE OR BUY PRE-OWNED Vans or Trucks - Huge Selection. Roger Coombes 604-257-3139 roger@ensignpacific.com

9515

Boats

Carpentry

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

8055

Cleaning

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

ANNA CLEANING SERVICES

Reasonable rates, exc refs. For free est. Anna Cell 778-868-7714 TOP NOTCH HOUSECLEANING Since 1972. Our customers & staff stay with us for years. For a free, inhome consultation call 604-329-5562 WITH ALL life throws at you, who has time to clean? Call Merry Maids. 604-980-6100

8060

Concrete

NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122 2009 NISSAN Altima 2 dr, 2.5L, auto, 16,400 km, gray, leather, loaded, $21,500. 604-728-8583

Central Auto

North Shores Best

All cars fully reconditioned to Central Auto standards 2005 Toyota Camry XLE, 57,000 original kms, dealer serviced, leather, moonroof and more. Exceptional condition. $12,850 2005 InGniti FX35, 89,000 original kms, leather, moonroof, heated/power seats, keyless entry and more. Truly immaculate. $17,850

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

9522

RV’s/Trailers

DUMPING Free Estimate Tel: 604-219-0666

8073

Drainage

1979 FORD M/H, 23 ft, cozy, bunk beds, fully equipped, low k, hi way usage, $5,500. 778-737-3890

TODAY'S SUDOKU ANSWERS

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 NORTH SHORE DRAINAGE Call 604-987-7663

8075

or visit:

WWW. CENTRALAUTONS.COM

9160

Demolition

RNC DRAINAGE

604.984.7714

2007 Toyota Rav 4 Limited AWD, 4cyl, auto, glass roof, a/c, alloys, only 105,000 original kms, dealer serviced, immaculate. $17,850 2009 Toyota Matrix, only 58,000 original kms, auto, alloys, a/c, pwr windows, dealer serviced, immaculate. $12,850 2004 Jeep Liberty Ltd 4x4, 60,000 original kms, 6 cyl, auto, leather, glass roof, alloys, pwr heated seats, exceptional condition. $12,850

8068

−Augering −Water & Sewer line repair & replacement −Sumps −Drain Tile −Concrete Work −Foundation, −Excavation −Retaing Walls −Site restored Call Ron 778-227-7316 or 604-568-3791

Drywall

A & A MILLWOOD QUALITY DRYWALL SERVICE

Accelerate your car buying

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

Richard Wood

Cell 604-671-0084 Email: rkmillwood@gmail.com 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 Boarding & Taping, Small Jobs Welcome! Free Est.Reliable! Call Gurprit ★ 604-710-7769

843 West 1st St. N.Van

4.6 Tech pkg, only 12,000kms.

NOW $32,900

9173

Financing & Leasing Available

Fully loaded, auto.

NOW $16,900

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

For more information on these cars & others call Ted 2011 Dodge Charger SE 1,700 kms. Very cool,mint,smells new! $21,100obo. Gord 778-300-2538

AWD, auto, nav, panorama roof.

1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,600 obo 604-786-6495

Scrap Car Removal

Stow’N’Go, loaded.

NOW $19,900

Sports & Imports

9160

Luxury Cars

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

V6, 5spd, convertible.

1999 SEBRING conv. one owner, 167K, Full load, good cond. $2,995 obo. Call Al 604-984-7574

Leather, auto, only 42,000kms.

Sports & Imports

1997 ACURA CL, cool collectible car, 145K kms, leather, sunroof, clean, $4600 obo 604-984-4490

9125 20” wheels, loaded, only 3,000kms. Stk 846081

9129

NOW $13,900

12 AUDI A3 TDI

05 DODGE DAKOTA SLT

2011 Hyundai Sonata Limited Affordable Luxury 35,600 kms. 2.4L GDI DOHC. $19,999. Email: sjscot@shaw.ca (604) 794-3428.

NOW $36,202 FILL OUT AN INSTANT CREDIT FORM AT:

AWD, leather, sunroof, only 61,000kms..

9160

AWD, leather, navigation, loaded.

B'>GB!4'68<B<'>;)%<@ 10 CADILLAC SRX

Domestic

3"9%9-#557 9"#* 9((%*A9/0

A VTS= M?K OHWTIP L?T H?RRJT OS ISSK RJSRUJE@SN KJPJQ>J ? DTK LH?TLJG C?UU B?QLXF OSK?XG

08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD

9125

Sports & Imports

8080

Electrical

The current choice serving the Lower Mainland for more than 15 years. All Kinds of Work and Reasonable Rates.

6 spd manual, 4x4, freedom top, low kms, Stk# 13135A

$18,995

Contact us today for a free estimate.

• 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

2007 Audi A4 Quattro 2.0T Leather, pwr heated seats, Bluetooth, Stk# 12308A

$17,995

2007 Jeep Wrangler X

Only 52,300 kms, clean, low kms, local, auto, Freedom hardtop, Stk# P5801

$16,995

2010 Ford Escape XLT

2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara

$18,495

$25,995

4WD, low kms, auto, V6, grey, Stk# 13209A

4X4, green, lift, tires, alloys, trailer hitch, StK# 12416B

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

www.destinationchrysler.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)

816 AUTOMALL DRIVE, NORTH VANCOUVER

604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

Max: 604-341-6059 Licensed & Bonded

Lic. 22308

#18405 Electrician Best Rates,

Local, Reliable, 24-7, All jobs 100% satisfaction. 604-765-8439 Adam

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


Wednesday,April April3,3,2013 2013–-North North Shore Shore News Wednesday, News -–A45 45

HOME SERVICES 8087

Excavating

8155

Landscaping

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

Fencing/Gates

CEDAR FENCES - best price 604-862-5545 Flyingfence.com

NORTH SHORE FENCES

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

Lawn & Garden

A.All Area Gardening Service

# 1 YARD DRAINAGE, STONE WORK & HOUSE DEMOLITION

8090

8160

Best Prices!

Lawn Installs Landscaping Garden Beds Retaining Walls Paving Stones Walkways Cedar Fences and more...

superscapes.ca

604.862.5545 CONSTRUCTIVE LANDSCAPING

★ Cedar fencing/decks ★ Stonework paving stones ★ Pergola’s ★ 30 Yrs Exp Call Danny 604-250-7824

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

604-726-9153 604-926-1526 2013 Special Aeration, moss control $95. Lawn maintenance 604-726-9153 & 604-926-1526 All West Garden Services Lawn maint, p/raking, moss control, aerating, trim, prune top, general cleanups... CALL SUKH 604-716-8479 or 604-984-1988 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853

www.constructivelandscaping.com

8125

Gutters

AT YOUR HOME GUTTER SERVICES. Installs, cleaning, repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189 Gutters, Windows, Pressure Washing, roof cleaning, etc. Free Est. Chris 604-377 -6104

WEST SIDE DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-722-1105 POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & general light repairs, more Best rates. Free est. Doug 604-985-4604

8130

Lawn & Garden

Spring Services Same Day Service, Fully Insured

FREE ESTIMATES

• Lawn Maintenance • Yard Clean-ups • Pruning/Hedges • Rubbish Removal

• Fertilizing • Aeration • Power Raking • Odd jobs

•Yearly Maintenance Programs •

Handyperson

AGRIOS HOME IMPROVEMENT

Maintenance & Repairs. ★ Fast Reliable Service ★ Reasonable Rates ★ Experienced

Michael 604 619-1126

-

8160

310-JIMS (5467) BOOK A JOB AT

www.jimsmowing.ca

Seymour Lawn Maintenance

GENERAL HELP

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

ABBA RENOVATION carpentry, plumbing, wiring, painting, tiling. Work guar, Refs. (604)805-8463/ 986-4026

8135

Hauling

CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101

8140

Spring Package $109.99* (Aeration, Lime, Fertilizer, Moss Control)

Aeration Lawn Cutting

$45.00* $23.00*

* Prices Based on 2000sq.ft. + HST

Spring Clean-up, Pruning and Hedges, New Lawns, Manicuring, Landscaping and More! References available in EVERY neighbourhood on the North Shore!

604.990.1252

www.seymourlawnmaint.ca

8175

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

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

8180

Home Services

8185

Moving & Storage

AFFORDABLE MOVING 1 to 3 Men

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

45

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance

FREE ESTIMATES Seniors Discount

1175 W.15 St. North Van

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Patios/Decks/ Railings

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8240

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8193

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8195

Painting/ Wallpaper

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778-997-9582

8225

Power Washing

604-773-4549 Spring Cleanups: Driveways, walkways, etc. Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work.

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8250

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Roofing

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604-984-9004 604-984-6560

All Season Roofing

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Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

8300

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8310

Top Soil

DALTON TRUCKING LTD.

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists 20 year Labour Warranty available

604-591-3500

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• Liability Insurance • A+ Rating BBB • WCB

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604-986-6944

87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

(7663)

Headwater Management

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

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AMG ROOFING & SIDING

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75.00/bag + delivery charge

8315

Tree Services

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8335

Window Cleaning

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Rubbish Removal

Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

AMBLESIDE ROOFING

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

8255

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

PLUMBING & DRAINAGE

GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc.

8220

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!

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LIONS GATE LAWN CARE $25$25 LAWN CUTS $25$25 778-898-LAWN(5296)

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Masonry

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Landscaping

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8155

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BATHROOMS & much more. 30 yrs on the North Shore. Working within your budget. 778-387-3626

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604-537-4140

Heating

Kitchens/Baths

GREEN PROPERTY MAINTENANCE Hedge trimming, tree pruning, yard maintenance, removal, Mike 983-3586

Painting/ Wallpaper

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

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8150

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8195

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