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No gun, no robbery, no armed standoff Brent Richter

A two-hour police standoff and supposed armed hold-up of a West Vancouver bank turned out to be nothing more than a big misunderstanding. West Vancouver police descended on Park Royal around 3:30 p.m. Sunday after a witness called 9-1-1 to report seeing a man carrying a bag with a gun it. Officers on the scene found the man in a bank in Park Royal south and evacuated the bank and surrounding stores. But after calling in North Vancouver RCMP’s dog section and Vancouver Police Department’s emergency response team, and two hours of negotiation, the “suspect” was taken into custody without incident. “We subsequently confirmed the person had no weapon, did not attempt to simulate a weapon and although he was having some conversation with the bank staff, . . . he wasn’t in a conversation that involved a robbery,” said Const. Jeff Palmer, West Vancouver police See Honest page 3

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Exchange student dies in waterfall

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A Mexican exchange student staying with a North Vancouver host family is dead after a tumble from a set of waterfalls at the top of Indian Arm. The 16-year-old was swimming at the top of the Granite Falls around 5 p.m. Sunday when he was suddenly swept over, falling approximately 50 feet. Nearby witnesses, including off-duty nurses, tried to revive the boy but his injuries were too severe, according to

16-year-old Argyle student swept over Granite Falls in Indian Arm

Coquitlam RCMP. Canadian Coast Guard members and paramedics attended the scene and confirmed the student’s injuries were fatal. The B.C. Coroners Service is now investigating the exact cause of death and working with Mexico’s consul general in Vancouver for the return of the boy’s body. Though they are not releasing his name, the North Vancouver

school district confirmed the student had just finished Grade 10 at Argyle secondary and that he was enrolled to return for Grade 11 in September. “We are deeply shocked and saddened to learn of the tragedy at Granite Falls. Our thoughts and sympathies are with the young man’s family and our staff is in contact with them, as well as with local authorities and the consulate, to provide necessary support and assistance,” said Victoria Miles, North Vancouver school district spokeswoman, in a prepared statement. “This young man’s See Counselling page 3

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No private takers for lighthouse Runaway MAPLEWOOD FARM

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Upkeep costs of WV heritage site a factor for potential buyers Jane Seyd

WEST Vancouver’s historic Point Atkinson lighthouse property will likely continue to hang in jurisdictional limbo while federal and local governments talk about its future. Sitting at the entrance to Burrard Inlet in Lighthouse Park, the lighthouse was built in 1912 and automated in 1996. Three years ago, the lighthouse was one of about 1,000 lighthouses across the country declared surplus to operational needs by Ottawa and included in a federal plan to sell off or lease properties to community groups or private interests. Since then, the federal government has been in talks with the District of West Vancouver about the municipal government or a community society potentially taking over responsibility for the site. “There’s been a co-management arrangement in place for several years now,” said Brent Leigh, deputy chief administrative officer for West Vancouver. Having a local organization take over the site is something both the municipality and Department of Fisheries and Oceans would eventually like to see. “We’re certainly acutely aware these are of tremendous historical importance in the communities they are located,” said Andrew Anderson, a senior divestiture analyst with the federal government. “The history and the heritage is very important to local citizens.” One factor standing in the way of any quick handovers is money — whoever has ownership of the site will be required to pay for upkeep of the heritage site. Although the lighthouse and surrounding property has been formally recognized by the federal government as a place of national historic significance, that didn’t come with any cash. Currently the lighthouse tower and the cupola itself is badly in need of a paint job, says Elaine Graham, who along with her late husband Don Graham was a lighthouse keeper at Point Atkinson, and who still works as a caretaker at the site. But with a price tag estimated at about $200,000, nobody is leaping forward to volunteer. Getting money towards upkeep of the lighthouse and ancillary buildings is an ongoing struggle, says Graham. Recently, a subcommittee of the West Vancouver Historical Society dedicated to preserving the lighthouse managed to get the NEWS photo Mike Wakefield district — and an anonymous donor — to pay for exterior repairs for the blockhouse, a small building near the tower. POINT Atkinson lighthouse in West Vancouver is one of about 1,000 such structures While the federal government still owns the property, it hasn’t declared surplus by the federal government. made upkeep of the properties it hopes to unload a priority. “We have rather limited budgets,” said Anderson. “Ancillary buildings which don’t serve any program function are going to be prioritized on a much lower country. Groups had been asked to submit proposals by the beginning of June. Anderson said the government will still entertain proposals for the lighthouses basis.” Ottawa does have a grant program available to help with one-time costs, he over the next two years. In the case of Point Atkinson, no formal plan has been submitted, although the added — but that is only available as part of an agreement under which the property municipality has put forward an “expression of interest” to Ottawa. is being sold or transferred to another group. The solar-powered battery-operated light inside the tower is still deemed a Meanwhile, community groups and organizations have come forward with plans to save only a small portion of the lighthouses Ottawa has deemed surplus across the functional aid to navigation by Fisheries and Oceans Canada

Counselling made available

A horse and rider are recovering from minor injuries after an accident at a popular family attraction on Saturday. The incident happened around noon at Maplewood Farm when the saddle came loose and slipped under the horse, causing the rider to fall to the ground. “A young, relatively new employee rode a new animal on her lunch break,” said Derek Palmer, Maplewood Farm manager. He said the horse, which was in an enclosed area, jumped the fence and ran back to the barn. Palmer said he is still in the process of investigating the incident, but employees handled it very well. Visitors were a little scared, he said, but to his knowledge there were no close calls. “Fortunately it was much slower for a Saturday.” He said the farm has never had something like this happen before and it “will never happen again. It shouldn’t have happened during open hours,” said Palmer. The rider is in recovery from a slight concussion and Palmer said he has spoken to her every day since the accident occurred. As for the horse, he said it has minor abrasions on its rear feet, but it is “out and about, walking around.” Maplewood Farm is a twohectare former dairy farm, located not far from Mount Seymour Parkway in the District of North Vancouver. It opened to the public in 1975 and houses more than 200 domestic animals and birds.

Honest error say police

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tragic death has generated an outpouring of condolences from members of the school community, and we are sharing what we receive with his family back home.” North Vancouver RCMP has offered the assistance of its victim services unit to the boy’s host family and the school district’s critical incident team has made summer counselling available to Argyle secondary’s staff, students and families. “It’s a somewhat unusual situation and there are resources available for students or families who feel they need support,” Miles said. Miles said no one she’s spoken with in the school district administration can remember another case of a student dying suddenly while in North Vancouver on exchange.

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GRANITE Falls near the head of Indian Arm is a popular destination for recreational boaters

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spokesman. “It definitely appears to be the result of an honest misperception.” The situation is reminiscent of a 2009 police lockdown of Rockridge secondary after a neighbour reported seeing someone carrying a gun into the school that later turned out to be a camera tripod. “We don’t want people seeing something they think looks like (a firearm) and not calling us. Yes this was a lot of work to confirm that this person never had a weapon and never made any threatening nor otherwise remarks to the bank staff,” Palmer said. “But we’d rather do that work than have somebody say, ‘I thought I saw someone with something,’ but didn’t call.”

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Language barrier to rescue NS Rescue finds 2 lost hikers Brent Richter

TWO tourists are safely out of the backcountry after biting off more than they could chew on Grouse Mountain Sunday. North Shore Rescue and North Vancouver RCMP members worked together to pinpoint two women who wandered several kilometres east of their destination. The hikers, both Korean visitors in their early 20s, had intended to do the Grouse Grind on Sunday but took a

wrong turn and wound up on the Baden Powell Trail. The two were moving eastward for about three hours when they veered off the trail and called for help. The only way the two had of communicating that they were in trouble was with their Korean cellphones, making for a complicated rescue. Once their 9-1-1 call was patched through to North Shore Rescue, there was another problem — a language barrier. “Working with the RCMP, a Korean police officer interpreted for us and we were able to piece together where they might be because we didn’t have a lot of info to go on,” said Doug Pope, NSR search manager. “We weren’t able to talk to them directly. We weren’t able

to get any position information or GPS location from their phones. We were only able to rely on getting very small bits and pieces about where they were.” Once they had some good leads on the lost adventurers’ possible whereabouts, NSR sent out four field teams from the top of Skyline Drive to look in the areas around Mackay Creek and Mosquito Creek. “Based on previous history, when someone gets lost off the Baden Powell, those are two very likely areas we might find lost people in,” Pope said. They key to finding them was a description of a steep rockface the pair scrambled down with the help of rope hand lines. Using loud hailers, team members scoured the two known areas with hand lines,

MLA hopeful faces drunk driving charges

A former B.C. Conservative candidate for North Vancouver who resigned just days into the campaign after being arrested for drunk driving is now facing criminal charges in court.

Lloyd Jeffery Sprague, 38, who briefly represented the Conservatives in the recent provincial election faces three charges, including impaired driving causing bodily harm, dangerous driving causing bodily harm, and driving with a blood alcohol level over .08. All of the charges stem from an incident alleged to have happened at around 3 p.m. April 18 near Sprague’s apartment building near the

corner of West Second Street and Mahon. North Vancouver RCMP started their investigation after a citizen called to report a vehicle that had been driven erratically in the neighbourhood, hitting two other cars. Sprague, who works in private security and fronts a heavy metal tribute band, refused to comment at the time of the incident, as did the Conservative campaign office. The party quickly deleted Sprague from its website and said only that Sprague quit to deal with what it described as “an unfortunate personal incident.’’ Sprague has not yet entered a plea to the charges. — Jane Seyd

and found them within an hour. Volunteers then walked the tired hikers out. “The most important thing was getting them the message to stop where they were,” Pope said. “They were safe where they were, but they would have been in danger if they had continued because they were hiking almost five hours.”

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N a dazzling glimpse of the obvious, Statistics Canada recently released numbers showing most commuters in Metro Vancouver are still getting to work in their cars. In the more urban areas, where transit options are better, the number of car commuters is certainly fewer. However, North Shore residents are mostly doing the same thing as other suburban commuters: gassing up and ignoring campaigns to get them out of their vehicles. Their reluctance to park the car and embrace transit are primarily the dual factors of travel time and convenience. Neither of which is surprising. Once outside the urban core — hinterlands less occupied by urban planners and more by ordinary folk — getting to and from many destinations remains a lengthy headache on transit.

That issue isn’t about to go away. Outlying suburbs are among the fastest-growing areas of our region. Contributing to the problem is that drivers continue to enjoy the lion’s share of provincial dollars that go to transportation. Expansion of transit service to make it faster and more convenient for outlying areas is key to getting more people out of their cars. But that won’t happen without money — which is where the rubber really hits the road. Road pricing is one option that’s been suggested by local mayors to raise cash for transit expansion. But Victoria has been cool to the idea, insisting it be tied to a doomed-to-fail referendum. The likely result — more people continuing to drive more cars until political will makes transit a more viable option.


Multi-family housing a social reality

Dear Editor: Your June 23 editorial asks that the North Shore municipalities answer a few questions, referred to as Growing Pain in the headline. More accurately, the growing pains you refer to could be better understood as “adaptation pains” and framed within a few salient facts and demographic and economic trends that any responsible government needs to consider if it is to legitimately hold the name and office. The official community plan frames itself within a range of credible facts, science and projections: climate change, an aging demographic, a younger generation leaving the North Shore, the actual and high cost of the single family home — and its maintenance at the macro/municipal level, our crumbling infrastructure, and finding a populace able to bear the costs of their standard of living. If one accepts each of those components as

factual realities, then our local governments owe it to their public to make plans that mitigate the serious consequences that would arise by failing to plan. For example, for all those opposed to some form of multi-family living: How do they propose to offer decent housing at a cost tolerable to today’s younger generation entering their peak earning years, but with far lower earning expectations than their parents? As the population continues to age, will these seniors be able to bear the costs of maintaining their homes, let alone the replacement costs for the many miles of roads, piping and sewers required to service the present low density of the North Shore? Where will these seniors move to if there are no lowercost housing options available? Many of these aging homeowners are looking to the present value of their homes to finance their next stage of life. Are we to tell them they have to do it somewhere else, other than

where they have lived for the past 30 or more years? In my neighbourhood, the first partial phase of the Lower Capilano Village Centre, part of the OCP 20year plan, would come on stream no earlier than 2017, with full completion of the Capwest site no earlier than 2020 — nearly halfway through the OCP’s plan life. Is this what anyone could rationally consider to be overnight or requiring more time to consider? Far from the North Shore officials needing to have a bird’s eye view, what is needed is for the North Shore News editors to present insights into the broad social and economic realities ahead, not those formed by the past. Douglas Curran North Vancouver (Editor: The editorial raised questions about population targets contained in Metro Vancouver’s regional growth strategy and hyper local planning.)

Marine Drive density is creating traffic gridlock

Dear Editor: I don’t claim to read every paper that’s out there or watch every newscast but I’m baffled by the lack of chatter regarding traffic in North Vancouver. I do know friends and colleagues are noticing that it just gets worse and worse. I know there have been concerns brought up at the time that various condo proposals are made. But is anyone on council listening? When the development at the old city works yard


is completed, not to mention the remaining land at the Automall, where on earth are all the cars going to go? Already you have to pick your times to travel along Marine Drive — the bikes and pedestrians make better time. Maybe it’s a secret plot to get us out of our cars? Along with this issue, have you noticed how many of the so called retail spaces on the ground floors of “The Drive’s” buildings are vacant? The only tenants

to occupy so far are clinics, dentists, pharmacies and the like. Nowhere to really shop or stroll. It almost has the look of a high-end ghetto. Does the question of too many cars and too much population ever get debated in council meetings or, once again, do the developers shape the future with all possible participants sharing the almighty buck? Hamish Watt North Vancouver

Lane parking a bad idea

Dear Editor: At three recent city council meetings, Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Coun. Craig Keating have suggested the possibility of allowing parking in lanes. They both feel this might be the answer to one obvious problem resulting from densification: that is, more people and more cars on the same old streets making the lack of parking a top complaint to city hall. So, these two elected city officials — prime densification advocates — are suggesting that laneways should be opened up for parking. All my life there has been one hard and fast rule which has been drummed into what are now four generations of new drivers: never ever park in a lane. Lanes are for access by emergency vehicles, service trucks and neighbours. It is an excellent rule, a lifesaving rule, a good business rule and a rule that insures goodSee Lane page 7





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

If the bees are in trouble, so too are we

“Public and private partners are collaborating in response to this week’s die-off of bees in Wilsonville. . . . Bee-proof netting is being placed on 55 European linden trees at the site where an estimated 25,000 bumblebees were found dead or dying this week.” Oregon Department of Agriculture, 21 June, 2013

THE Oregon bees died and still are dying because Safari — one of a group of insecticides known as neonicotinoids — was sprayed on 55 aphid-infested linden trees. When will we ever learn? The spraying was unnecessary because, as I learned from my parents, a mix of mild soap and tepid water would have brought the beasties under control, albeit more slowly. By the time I emailed Bruce Pokarney, director of communications for the Oregon Department of Agriculture, the bee-kill for the Wilsonville incident had climbed to 50,000 and 1,000 dead bees had been discovered under a single tree in the nearby community of Hillsboro. Whether the use of Safari violated local or state regulations is yet to be determined by an ongoing investigation, as is the answer to another question: Why are the Hillsboro bees dying now when

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Elizabeth James that tree was sprayed in March? Last Thursday, ODA director Katy Coba said that out of an abundance of caution she had directed the agency to restrict the use of “18 pesticide products containing the active ingredient dinotefuran . . . to avoid the potential for similar large bee kills this summer.” Our resident bee-master par excellence, Ric Erikson, was not surprised to hear about the Oregon incidents. “Bees are today’s version of the canary in the mine,” he told me. “The health or otherwise of our bee population is the best way we have of measuring the success of our sustainability efforts,” he explained. Judging from the wealth of information Erikson has at his fingertips, our sustainability efforts are not doing so well. Bees — like human beings if we’d only admit it — need a diversity of habitat in order to thrive. Yet our indiscriminate use of cosmetic pesticides and chemical fertilizers, coupled


License and insure all cyclists

Dear Editor: It has been said and it must be said again. If cyclists are using vehicular roads, their cycles should be licensed and insured as all other vehicles on the roads must be. Also, it’s another good way to identify those idiots who still insist on riding their bikes without wearing an approved helmet as required by law. Olga Kudyba North Vancouver

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years, yet only began studying them seriously about 30 years ago,” he said. Remembering the gardens of my childhood, I asked Erikson how England maintains its agrarian heritage so well in the face of populations that are significantly denser than those of the Lower Mainland. His reply hit me like a sucker-punch: “Not anymore,” he said. “Bees are starving there — to such an extent that government now legislates the growing of bee-friendly plants in English gardens.” Will we learn from that experience? I discovered encouraging news when I followed up on Erikson’s comment about Scotland. Sponsored in part by a Heritage Lottery Fund, the Scots’ Bumblebee Conservation Trust works to provide and improve bee-friendly habitat and education. Using funds our local bee-steward initiatives find hard to come by, Scotland’s BCT has taken the steps Erikson and his wife Sharon had in mind in 2011, when they began the Beefriendly Society which was officially registered as a non-profit organization in September, 2012. You know they mean business when you see the

most important goals, that of educating catch-’em-young elementary students in beefriendly ways, is proving harder to achieve. The society has all the material it needs. Teachers are willing and the kids are eager. Unfortunately, the North Vancouver Board of Education has no funds. That’s where we come in. The Eriksons cannot fund it all themselves. Can we avoid Oregon’s sad experience and make the North Shore Canada’s first bee-friendly community to be certified by Pollination Canada and the North American Pollinators Protection Campaign? If you would like to help, learn more at or email Joseph MacLean at:

hours Erikson puts in as he helps tend the beautiful garden 93-year old Gerry McPherson began wrestling out of a weedy bramble patch at Loutet Park six years ago. Aided by Good Samaritans from the City of North Vancouver, Gerry’s garden is as friendly as the two adjacent bee-hives could hope for in our urban environment. Erikson is working with the enthusiastic co-operation of staff to establish 10 Beefriendly Principles — two of which have already been adopted. The city has banned the general use of cosmetic herbicides, pesticides and insecticides in the community and a citysponsored program for the identification and removal of invasive plants is in place. That work continues but funding is scarce, so one of the





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Cul-de-sac trial a success

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Garden to a very large amount of traffic because if there’s no east-west connection running through that community, it’s all going to divert down Garden to Marine Drive.” Traffic volumes are at “acceptable levels,” according to a staff report. The $70,000 cul-de-sac likely benefits the majority, Bassam said, but turns a blind eye to a minority. “It’s easy to support the majority of the community. I’m really concerned that what we’re doing is we’re taking a very small group of people and subjecting them to a not very good future.” Bassam was the lone vote against the permanent cul-de-sac. A driver heading from the road closure to Garden Avenue and Capilano Road will take about 85 seconds longer with the closure than without, according to a staff report. That disparity is outweighed by the community benefits supplied by the cul-de-sac, according to Coun. Alan Nixon. “I don’t think there’s any question that a minute-and-a-half delay is well worth an improved quality of life,” he said.

DNV explains its property taxes WITH property tax payments due, the District of North Vancouver added some tips and tools to its website. District residents wondering if their home assessments are out of line can compare their assessment with the district average on the site. The function also breaks down how much property owners are paying for utilities, schools and agencies including TransLink and Metro Vancouver. Property taxes in the district rose 2.5 per cent this year, with one per cent earmarked for police services, one per cent slated for infrastructure, and the remainder for district services. The district’s budget requires $84.5 million

be levied from property owners this year. Anyone who missed the July 2 property tax deadline will pay a five per cent premium come September. Credit card payments are not accepted. The district’s website also features tips for taxpayers looking for homeowner grants. Homeowners with a low income level and a home with an assessed value of more than $1,295,000 may be eligible for a supplemental grant. Home values were determined by BC Assessment last July. Municipalities have no control over the assessments. More information is available at article.asp?c=291. — Jeremy Shepherd

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District staff recommended demolishing and replacing the garage, which sits atop an eroded hill that dips down 28 metres on the way to a hiking trail near Mosquito Creek. “This is a public safety issue. We have an unsafe condition and the potential of a garage coming down a slope where people walk,” said Coun. Roger Bassam. The garage is a hazard, but the hazard was created by a lack of slope stability work performed by the district, according to homeowner Peter Twist. “The erosion behind the garage . . . has been caused by a cutting away of the base of the slope, far off our property,” said Twist, a former Vancouver Canucks conditioning coach. “We wanted to make you aware that the slope in question that is a problem, 95 per cent of the slope, is on district land. “There’s approximately six feet that is on our property.” If council endorses staff’s recommendations, Twist could be on the hook for the cost of stabilizing the slope, a problem he said he inherited. “We’re being asked to fund a local solution for a global problem,” he said. Erosion is graduating up the property from municipal land, according to Twist, who said See $1.4M page 10

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the district has done no work to add vegetation and shore up the slope in the last decade. The potential remediation order would come at a difficult time personally and financially, according to Twist. “It’s not something we can afford to deal with, so we did put the house up for sale,” he said. Dealing with the district has made it impossible to find a real estate agent who wants to handle the $1.4 million property, according to Twist. “Once they looked into it and assessed the district land around the property and how that’s analyzed in your reports, they all ran,” he said. “The agents and the builders that have talked to us have given us the opinion our property’s an un-sellable property and the value’s now at zero.” A second attempt to sell the house for $900,000 also drew no interest, according to Twist. “We can’t even fire-sale it.”

Whether the problem is caused by an abundance of fill, district work performed in Mosquito Creek in the early 1980s, or the natural process of erosion is unclear, said Mayor Richard Walton. “It does not appear to be fill, it appears to be what you see all over North Vancouver District where you have an eroding conglomerate surface with a clay fill,” he said. “My suspicion is the work the district’s done has decreased, rather than increased the risk.” The issue should be studied and decided before council takes its vacation and the rainy season begins, according to Coun. Mike Little. While there may be a variety of factors, Little said the fill is probably the biggest issue. The item is scheduled to return to council July 15. If forced to perform remediation, the owner would have approximately 30 days to submit a comprehensive plan to district staff and 60 days to begin work. A 2005 landslide near Berkley Avenue swept away two houses and resulted in one death.


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BOTH of the North Shore’s police forces are urging residents to keep a close eye and sturdy lock on their bicycles following a spate of recent thefts. Seven mountain bikes valued at more than $20,000 went missing from North Vancouver bike lockers and garages in the third week of June, according to North Vancouver RCMP. Between June 17 and 24, thieves broke into garages on the 1200-bock of Seymour Boulevard, 100-block of West 17th Street and the 2000-block of Larson Road. Among the bikes stolen were a 17-inch frame black Cove, a 17-inch Sauce Brodie and five specialized bikes of varying models and colours, all taken from one garage. Police are investigating and have added bike serial numbers to the police stolen property list. “Police are reminding all bike owners to be extra vigilant this time of year when thieves may target your valuable property,” said Cpl. Richard De Jong, North Vancouver RCMP spokesman. “Please report all suspicious occurrences, vehicles or individuals in your neighborhood, to the police.” West Vancouver police meanwhile have had 13 reports of stolen bikes since the start of the month, a huge spike over the first six months of 2012, which saw only 10 bikes disappear. Thieves in West Vancouver, however, had considerably less breaking and entering to do to get their ill-gotten gains. Several of the stolen bicycles had been stored unlocked outside residences or in carports and in one instance, a bicycle was stolen after being left inside an unlocked SUV. Leaving a bike for easy pickin’s not only puts it at risk, it also encourages more theft in the neighbourhood and provides a thief with a convenient getaway vehicle, a West Vancouver Police Department press release warns. Stolen bikes are frequently stripped for parts and sold pieceby-piece online by word of mouth, though buying or possessing stolen goods is a crime. Anyone with information about the thefts is encouraged to alert Crime Stoppers at 1-800-222-8477 (TIPS).


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Leya Eguchi and Paul Butler of Hollyburn Family Services Society, event beneficiary The sixth annual North Shore Mayors’ Golf Tournament was held May 24 at Seymour Golf and Country Club. Endorsed by the three North Shore Mayors — District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, District of West Vancouver Mayor Michael Smith and City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto — the tournament is managed by the North Shore Community Foundation and the West Vancouver Community Foundation, as well as a group of dedicated volunteers. Funds raised from this year’s event will support Hollyburn Family Services Society’s Supporting Seniors to Remain Housed project and the two foundations, adding to their trust funds, which support a host of initiatives in the community.

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NORTH Shore artist Laura Wallace transforms hollow core doors into works of art featuring screen printed vintage type. Her pieces pay homage to mid-century signs once prominent in downtown Vancouver.

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fond memories among her followers. Wallace has always had a fascination with archival fonts and the vintage type. Recently she has found a way to use screen painting, a process whereby ink is pushed through fabric, to create a series of paintings recalling the signs that once graced Vancouver landmarks such as The Cecil, The Ridge Theatre and The Aristocratic. Armed with a background in commercial illustration, Wallace began exploring original work a few years ago. She was fascinated with the wood veneer surfaces of various doors that were typically discarded in renovation and demolition projects. These doors became the palette in which she was able to explore old typefaces and dig deeper into the stories of landmarks that are an important part of Vancouver’s rich past.

“I’ve always been fascinated and obsessed with geometry and what’s on trend at the moment,” remarked Wallace. “One of my favourite passions is to explore modernist themes and attempt to try new things,” she added. The most recent series celebrates vintage typography and pays homage to the vanishing Vancouver signage. Much of her inspiration came from the Museum of Vancouver website which she highly recommends for all to visit ( Wallace also complements her hollow core doors with smaller “skinny panels” that she is able to convert into funky, retro signage pieces. One of her favourite series is the chalkboards. Adding chalkboard paint brings a hit of black and an invitation to the homeowner to interact with the art on their walls.

In some ways her art pieces are more than art, they are functional re-purposed pieces to one’s kitchen or living room. Her retail space, Department of W.O’.W., an acronym for her partners’ surnames, Wallace, O’Gorman and Welch, is located in Chinatown and represents the respective departments of art, jewelry and clothing design. The paintings range in price from $400 to $800, are available in sizes 75 cm by 200 cm for the large doors, to 30 cm by 39 cm for the smaller, skinny panel bi-folds. If this is something you may be interested in contact Laura at Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. Contact Barb at barb@ or follow her on her blog at

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Todd Major IN this age of lowquality products that are made by underpaid workers in some sweatshop factory in an offshore country, it’s difficult to find properly designed pruning tools that are made to last. Well-designed pruning tools have always made my work profitable, easier to complete and more enjoyable than the alternatives. During my 26 years in this industry I have tried most of the pruning tools made in North America, Europe and Asia, suffice to say that all pruning tools are not created equal. Well-designed pruning tools are built with ergonomic considerations in mind,

meaning they are designed to fit the human hand and body while easing the potential for repetitive stain injury that is associated with the prolonged or repetitive use that occurs when pruning. Those tools also extend the length of time the tool can be used, which may not be important to hobbyists but it is vital to professional horticulturists. Quality tools last the test of time by performing through the rigors of our coastal weather while withstanding the structural stresses of pruning hard wood. But a good pruning tool does more than just last; it acts like an extension of the human hand and allows the user freedom to focus on the art and science of pruning instead of worrying about tool functionality. By contrast, poorly designed low-quality pruning tools produce unappealing results and they are stressful and frustrating to use. In my opinion, any pruning tool made of lightweight plastic, lowquality steel or poor quality alloy is a junk tool because such tools do not last, they produce unappealing results and cost more money to replace not to mention the

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Construction framing, past to present Dalit Holzman Contributing Writer

OVER the last few months my coworkers and I have been delving into the innards of a lovely 100something-year-old heritage home in North Vancouver.

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A frame is the skeleton of a building onto which outside and inside walls are attached. There are three main types of construction framing: post and beam, balloon and platform.

The process of renovation (versus new construction) is, as anyone who has ever had the opportunity knows, a journey all its own. Surprises and head-scratchers abound, the handiwork of ancestors (and all of the decades of well-intended homeowner patches along the way) offering us so much from which to learn. The formal dining room, the fireside nook, the ample porch: these are the elements we celebrate as gems that pre-date the open concept of today. And then there are others: the lack of insulation, the single-pane windows, a foundation with no footing placed on non-bearing materials, the lack of structural redundancy that leads to sagging, sloped floors, out-of-plumb walls. These are the elements that remind us how cheap oil must have been (!) and of the true infancy of our regional method of building. Think of how long it took for the ancient Greeks to hone their art to the point of the Parthenon, the Norwegians their stave churches, the Egyptians their pyramids. Though wood has been used in post-and-beam construction for thousands of years throughout the world, balloon framing (which eventually gave rise to modern platform framing) has been used only since the 1830s in North America. Framing 101 A frame is the skeleton of a building onto which outside and inside walls are attached, and on top of which the roof structure is placed. Briefly, there are three types of construction framing: post and beam, balloon and platform. Post and beam (or timber) framing relies on big, beautiful, heavy spans of timber (in other words, often times whole trees) carved and joined in beautiful and complex ways (called dovetails, mortises and tenons, etc.) by highly skilled craftsmen (or, these days, by highly specialized machines). No nails are needed in this marvel of heavy frame construction.

Balloon framing utilizes thinner, lengthy continuous spans of wood (studs) running vertically all the way from the very bottom to the very top of the structure. From the early 1800s until the 1950s, balloon framing was the go-to method for building homes in North America quickly and inexpensively, because although lumber abounded, skilled labour (the kind needed for complex post-and-beam joinery) did not. With the advent of balloon framing and the nearly simultaneous invention of inexpensive machine-made nails and waterpowered sawmills, any settler or farmer could build his own buildings. Hence, the quick construction of the boomtowns on which our great land was built. So, in balloon framing, the vertical studs run all the way from bottom to top, with the floors actually hung into and nailed to them. This means scaffolding (extremely tall depending on the desired building height) is used for workers to stand on in order to build in each subsequent next floor. The second type of light frame construction (balloon being the first) is platform, or stick framing. As with balloon, thinner spans of dimensional lumber (most often 2x4s) are utilized to frame the wall and floor structures; however, in platform framing one complete storey (first-storey walls with second-storey floor joists hung into the top of them) is built at a time, hence creating a platform on which to stand for each subsequent storey upward. The rise in popularity of this more convenient framing method has translated to safer, speedier construction with less structural vulnerability for sagging and fire spread. Through the convergence of regulated environmental consciousness and stricter safety/seismic requirements, present day construction methodologies are being forced to evolve more quickly than their traditionally laggard tendencies. And as evolution develops, so do prices: climbing at first, but then levelling out as demand grows. We’re now on the cusp of large changes in the energy efficiency of building, and it’s toward this subject matter I will turn in two weeks time. Regular columnist Kevin Vallely is on hiatus. Dalit Holzman is a team-member at Econ Group Construction. Find her at or

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Junk pruning tools not worth the money From page 14 another, instead of buying just one good hand pruner. Their logic is lost on me. Maybe I am old school but time is money and quality counts so why not buy quality once instead of junk three times? Even for the homeowner or hobbyist, good tools make the time spent in the garden more effective and enjoyable than using junk tools. There is really only one hand pruner that has set the standard for quality pruning tools for the last half century in the world of horticulture and it is Felco. And no I am not being paid by Felco to write this story. As a matter of fact, I regularly turn down product endorsements because everyone seems to be selling absolute junk these days. Felco also sells other well-designed pruning tools including an interesting electric pruner that is worn as a backpack and designed for large-scale pruning

like the work done in orchards and vineyards. Another good pruning tool company is Corona. And no I am not being paid by Corona either. But their tools are well crafted, durable and easy to use. I own tools from both companies and have had those tools in use for many years without need for replacement. It is becoming more difficult to find quality tools as the gardening tool market becomes saturated with offshore junk tools found at big box stores. So you have to source tools in garden centres that know something about quality tools, or companies that specialize in professional grade pruning tools and now more than ever through online purchasing direct from the manufacturer. For the hobbyist, homeowner or amateur gardener I can see why they might buy junk tools; they simply do not do enough work in the field to justify the expense. However, as our population

ages and hobbyist gardeners continue to work in their gardens, repetitive stain injury becomes more of a problem which is why buying a well-designed pruning tool is important for everyone. And well-designed tools make the work more enjoyable and easier, and after all, isn’t gardening supposed to be enjoyable? When buying pruning tools, quality counts; so does ease of use and most importantly so does enjoying the process of pruning in the garden because pruning is an art and a science, not just work. There are several pruning tool brands that I will never buy, most are sold at big box stores, made from cheap quality materials for mass consumption at a low price and those tools are designed by unicorns. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer and builder, teacher, skills trainer and organic advocate. For advice contact him at

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The Vancouver Home + Design Show is on the hunt for the next big name in interior design, thanks to a new partnership with retailer Urban Barn. With $10,000 in prizes, Urban Barn’s Next Top Designer competition challenges creative hopefuls to showcase their signature aesthetic with a Pinterest board. Professional decorators and designers can enter the challenge at Three finalists will be chosen from

the Pinterest entries and given a $5,000 budget, plus an assigned style and colour revealed by Urban Barn creative director Sébastien Fauteux. From there, each finalist will be tasked with designing a living room using products sourced exclusively from Urban Barn. The three completed designs will be displayed at the Vancouver Home + Design Show, which takes place Oct. 17 to 20 at BC Place, where more than 35,000 consumers will vote for their favourite setting — and one voter will walk away with their design of choice. The living room design receiving the

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Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July, August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors’ Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628. Donate Surplus Harvest: The North Shore Recycling program encourages gardeners to donate surplus harvest to local food banks and shelters. No donation is too small and donations are accepted year round. For a list of organizations accepting fresh produce visit

to educate and promote healthy living. Explore your own backyard with Joseph Lin. Info: 604327-8693 or Guided Walking Tours: VanDusen Botanical Garden at 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, offers tours daily at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the information desk. Free for members or with garden admission. Info: Seed Collectors: Learn how to collect, clean and package seeds from plants, Tuesday or Sunday mornings at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Judy Aird at 604-257-8674. The Upper Lonsdale Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:309:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dianne, 604980-3025 or dkkennedy@

Edible Garden Project Volunteer Orientation Night takes place the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Learn about the projects the Edible Garden Project is running and how to get involved. Location will be provided upon registration. Registration and info: ediblegardenproject. com or email volunteer@

West Coast Bonsai Society welcomes new members who are interested in the art of miniature trees. Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, February through November, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-922-6608. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Free Eco-Tours: Study the rich heritage and unique natural resources of the West Coast. These walking tours, some available in Mandarin, are designed

Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post online go to

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PARENTING kids’ stuff

NEWS photo Cindy Goodman

MANY children have difficulty settling down after playing or working on an electronic device. To prevent bedtime misbehaviour, parenting columnist Kathy Lynn suggests reserving the last hour of the day for quiet activities.

Planning essential to prevent misbehaviour

Parenting Today Kathy Lynn

HAVE you ever watched the parent of a baby get ready to head out of the house? Are you that parent? You head off with your baby, your purse, your stroller and the ubiquitous diaper bag. You know that bag. Reach into it and you will find, diapers (duh!), change pad, sweater or jacket, change of clothing, bottles, food, books, toys and “just in case” extra diapers, food and etcetera. And that’s to travel two blocks to the corner store! This attitude of the diaper bag is one of prediction and prevention. What might the child need during this outing? By being prepared, the parent avoids all sorts of problems because she can meet baby’s needs right on the spot. Once the child is past diaper bag stage we often forget this skill and yet predicting what our kids might need is the greatest tool we can have in our discipline toolbox. With just a little thought we can prevent a whole range of problems we see between parents and children. Instead of putting all your energy into determining what to do when

your child misbehaves, what if you tried to figure out how to prevent the very misbehaviour that is driving you nuts? We can prevent much child misbehaviour by adding, subtracting, changing or planning. It is not unusual for a child’s misbehaviour to be a cue that she needs something more. For example, your almost three-year-old just seems out of sorts all the time and nothing you do is helping the situation. She could be giving you the message that she needs more in her life. It is time for preschool, for a new activity. She is simply bored. You can add to her life and see her thrive in this new environment. Eight-year-old Jared just won’t settle down to sleep at night. You can see that he is tired and ready for bed. You know he needs the sleep but he’s just so restless. Maybe he needs some of the stimulation removed from his life in the hour before bedtime. Lots of children have real difficulty settling down after watching TV, playing or working on any electronic device or super active play. Make that last hour a quiet time. Turn off the TV. Schedule bath-time, snacktime, followed by reading stories and bedtime cuddles. The solution is often that simple. Your two kids have toys all over the house. It’s a mess and you just can’t seem to get a handle on how to get them to clean up their toys. After all, they took them out to play with, why couldn’t they just put them back? Take a look at your setup. Changing the toy storage can be the solution. If you use a toy box,

you know that they cannot simply take out the toy they want and leave the rest. They rifle through the whole box but actually only want one toy. One great solution is shelving. Kids will actually (almost always) approach a shelf, and choose only what they want. Cleanup suddenly becomes so much easier. Planning is essential if you want to prevent most child misbehaviours. Remember back to the days when you packed the diaper bag. Before you left you planned the trip and what you might need. Then you headed out. It still works with older kids. Are your kids rested and fed? Is this a good time to take them to the grocery store? Do they know what you expect from them? Kids like to know the plan. So tell them. Where are you going and why and how long will you be? They now know and can adjust accordingly. If they know that the last stop on the trip is the bakery then they can relax. If they have no idea and wonder how long this dreary activity is going to take, they get restless, they whine or they argue with you or each other. Take the time to think about preventing child misbehaviour. Often your kids are giving you a message if you can just take the time to hear them. Then make the small changes needed and your life and their lives will improve immensely. 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. Sign up for her informational newsletter at

Summer Reading Club: Registration for kindergartners to Grade 7 has begun at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. This year’s theme will be “Up, Up and Away.” Members will receive a package including a reading record, bookmark and calendar of events. Report readings and have a chance to win prizes. Info: 604-925-7408 or Teen Reading Club: Registration has begun at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. This year’s theme will be “Zombie Apocalypse.” Pick up a reading log, track the books you read and tell the library about them to win prizes. There is also an online Teen Reading Club at, where you can write book reviews, chat with authors and share your creative work to win prizes. Info: 604-925-7408 or Summer Reading Club: Registration has begun for kids of all ages and will go until mid-July at any branch of North Vancouver District Public Libraries. This year’s theme will be “Up, Up and Away.” Participants will receive a reading record to keep track of 50 days of reading over the summer. Info: Read to Me: Registration is underway for this program in which children under the age of five are encouraged to read with someone special and keep a reading log. A kick-off party is scheduled for Wednesday, July 3, 1:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. The event will feature Folks from Mad Science who will present their Up, Up and Away show. Info: Summer Reading Club: Registration is underway for kids in kindergarten to Grade 6 for this year’s theme of Up, Up and Away. A kick-off party is scheduled for Saturday, July 6, 1:30 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Magician and funnyman Matthew Johnson will do magic tricks and balloon twisting. Info:

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Behind the Scenes: Children can get a look into the operation of Maplewood Farm, at 406 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, July 23 and 27, Aug. 20 and 24 with one hour sessions at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. There will be activities such as egg collection and washing, animal grooming, setting up feed and exploring staff only areas. See more page 20 nor thvan

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PARENTING kids’ stuff From page 19 Fee: $24 for one child with an adult. Registration required: 604-929-5610. Info:

103 Air Cadet Squadron: Open to youth ages 12-19, cadets meet Wednesdays, 6:309:30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Van. Register at any meeting. Info 604-987-8818.


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Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities; including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-982-8300 or Family Storytime: A free dropin program of stories, songs, action rhymes and more for the whole family, Wednesdays, 1:30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or French Storytime: Free dropin for ages six-nine, Wednesdays, 4-4:45 p.m. at North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Info:

Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program for children ages one-five every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Info: 604986-8977.

Young artist of the week

Mount Seymour United Church Children’s Choir: Children ages five to 10 are invited to join the choir that practises every Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The program is all about having fun with music. Info: mtseymourunited. com. Mount Seymour United Church Youth Choir: Youth ages 11-15 are invited to join the choir that practises every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 ParkgateAve.,NorthVancouver. No singing or music-reading ability required. Info: 604-9291336 or mtseymourunited. com. North Shore Celtic Ensemble: Children ages nine to 17 with at least two years experience of violin and an interest in Celtic music are invited to play in a lively ensemble. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings at Handsworth school, 1044 Edgewood Rd., North Vancouver. Info: cgiguere@ or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Art teacher: Laurie Reichert Favourite art: pencil and pencil crayon Favourite artist: Vincent van Gogh Her teacher writes: Claire enjoys working with a variety of materials and colours. Her work is thoughtful and precise. She always thinks of unusual ways of combining ideas.

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Claire Duhamel, 9, Brooksbank elementary

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

Pianist takes NYC stage ARIEL Wang, 9, a Grade 4 student at Irwin Park elementary, was recently invited to perform at Carnegie Hall in New York City.

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International Young Gifted Musicians Festival Passion Of Music 2013 in April. Presented annually by the American Association for Development of the Gifted and Talented, the festival has been established as an entrée into the world of classical music performance for those who deeply love music. According to a written statement, Wang has been playing piano since she was three and has been studying with Tanya Shevtsova since April 2011. ••• Representatives of Lions Gate Hospital Foundation announced the appointment of three new honorary directors: Nancy Burke, Alan Holton (of TD Financial Group) and Bob McGill (retired partner, Phillips, Hager and North Investment Management Ltd.) at the foundation’s Report to the Community event May 30. According to a press release, lifetime honorary

directorships are awarded to retired foundation directors. These are directors that have served a minimum of three consecutive years and have demonstrated exemplary service in furthering the objectives of the foundation, which raises funds to support the highest quality health care on the North Shore. Foundation honorary directors also include: Mary Downie, Don Foster, R. Inez Harris, George Hoar, Yvonne Schmidt, Michael Smith (Mayor of West Vancouver), Ross Southam, Grant Spitz (former senior partner at Korn Ferry International), Roy Spooner, Mark Stevens, Judy Strongman, Carmen Theriault (senior partner with Bull Housser & Tupper), Peter Walton and Bob Wilds. Info:

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Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Intermediate level of musicianship required. Bring a music stand. Info: David, 604-922-1035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: Circle Dance: Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6:45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.

The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings.Info:604-922-3414 or northshoremealsonwheels. org. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). Info: or 604-980-3132. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, or Sing Along Wednesdays: “Mr. Music” Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292 or SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Guests are welcome. For information


byoVoice (Bring Your Own Voice): A choir that focuses on the joy of singing rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Repertoire will include a wide variety of styles and languages, in ancient and contemporary forms. Participants need some musical ability, but do not need to read music. Fee: $120 per year. Info: or 604-987-2114. Between the Sheets: This Deep Cove book club meets the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Each member recommends a book and they take turns hosting discussions in their homes. New members welcome. Location and info: Adele, 604-929-5621 or billadele@ Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practises on Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: or 604-985-0408. Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: or 604985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

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Art walk

CERAMIC artist Jackie Frioud and painter Tannis Turner are participating in the third annual Horseshoe Bay Art Walk on Sunday, July 7 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Twelve local artists will display their work at nine locations throughout the community. Visitors can do the route by foot (about 45 minutes) or catch a free shuttle bus leaving every half hour from the Gleneagles Community Centre parking lot starting at 11 a.m. Go to for more info.

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THE North Vancouver District Public Library wants to know how it can serve you better.

Throughout July, the library will conduct an online survey seeking input from users - and even non-users - on its collections, materials, programs and services. Survey-takers will be asked to rate physical spaces, hours, electronic services and more. “We even want to hear about your best and worst library experiences so we can continue to provide the best service possible,” said NVDPL acting director Corinne McConchie. Results of the questionnaire will help the

library review and evaluate the resources it offers. “Depending on how much you have to tell us, the survey will only take a few minutes but will have a great impact on your library and the services and programs we provide,” McConchie said. The library last ran this survey in 2010, the results of which helped develop the Libraries 2011-2013 Strategic Plan and saw the introduction of longer Sunday opening hours as a direct result of the feedback. The survey will be available throughout the month of July at — Christine Lyon

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Salsa by the Sea: Love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America, learn to salsa on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. until Aug. 29, outside the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver (weather permitting). Drop-in fee: $6. Info: or 604-925-7290. Summerfest 2013 will return to Lonsdale Quay Market and will run every weekend until Sept. 1. This family friendly festival will feature a variety of free activities for all ages. For a full schedule of events and info: Hair to Spare: Hair donations and head shaving event in support of the Canadian Cancer Society will be held on Saturday, July 6, 1-3 p.m. at Lynn Valley Village, Lynn Valley Road and Mountain Highway, North Van: hairtosparevancouver@ Whey-Ah-Wichen Canoe Festival: Everyone is welcome to come to this family friendly event on Saturday, July 6, 11 a.m.-7 p.m. and Sunday, July 7, 9 a.m.-5 p.m. at Cates Park, 4100 Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver. First Nations paddling teams will compete in traditional canoe races. Along with the races there will be displays, Aboriginal arts and crafts plus Salmon barbecue. Exotic and Custom Car Show: will be held on Sunday, July 7, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. in the parking area next to Shipbuilder’s Square. Meet legendary drag racer Sylvia Braddick. Info: 604-689-5559. One-on-One Computer Assistance: Sign up for 30

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LINDA Ohama and her granddaughters Skye Rahani, 10 (left), and Ella, 8 (right), display cloth letters of encouragement made by Canadian children for victims of the earthquake and tsunami that struck Japan on March 11, 2011. Ella made the very first letter and the collection was taken to Japan on Canada Day 2011. Young Japanese survivors replied with their own cloth messages. All the letters are on display until July 20 in the lobby of the Gordon Smith Gallery of Canadian Art, 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Visit for more about the project. minutes of personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing, social media or an e-reader Tuesday, July 9 from 10 a.m. to noon at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-929-3727. Info:

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ON June 10, Cactus Club menu development chef Matthew Stowe was named Top Chef Canada on the season finale of the Food Network’s popular TV series.

LET me tell you how much I love raspberries: a lot.

Stowe is the second Vancouver-based chef to bring home the title; Dale MacKay, formerly of Daniel Boulud’s Lumiere in Kitsilano, won the top spot in 2011. An invitation-only audience watched Stowe’s win at the Cactus Club’s new Coal Harbour location. In a heartfelt speech following his win, the newly crowned Top Chef explained that British Columbians are privileged because of the breadth and quality of food ingredients at their disposal. It is hard to argue with Stowe’s comment. Whether it’s an elusive matsutake mushroom forged from our coastal rainforests or a prickly sea urchin plucked from the depths of Howe Sound, it seems that around every corner in this province there is a prized ingredient waiting NEWS photo Cindy Goodman to be harvested. I must confess that when AGED red apple balsamic vinegar is among the oils and vinegar available at Olives I tune into cooking shows, on Tap, an olive oil and balsamic vinegar tasting bar in North Vancouver. particularly ones in which the right suppliers for high quality ingredients that can chefs square off against each other in heated competition, I transform a home-cooked meal into an unforgettable dining daydream about the meals I might create at home if I had experience. access to the same ingredients available to TV contestants. It so happens that on the North Shore we have a number of I suspect that with half a kilo of white Alba truffles, a jar of such suppliers. Muscovy duck fat, and a tank of live lobsters I too might be able to produce some spectacular dishes. One of the keys to making this fantasy a reality is finding See Olive page 30



I can make a meal out of the little red gems, sprinkled with a bit of sugar, drizzled with some cream; it’s heaven. As wonderful as they are au naturel, raspberries are also one of my favourite fruits to cook with. They meld beautifully into cakes and muffins and make wonderful fruit purees to serve over ice cream or puddle around cheesecakes and other desserts (strain out the seeds as they’re not pleasant to crunch on). Our short raspberry season is now in full swing, so buy a few baskets and make one of these recipes soon. You can also freeze raspberries to bring a little summer into a rainy winter day. Place berries in a single layer on a baking sheet, freeze and then place in freezer bags.

Raspberry Financier This is a lovely little dessert of Parisian origin. ½ cup butter, melted 1 tsp vanilla ¼ tsp almond extract ¾ cup sugar ¾ blanched slivered almonds 2 ⁄3 cup all-purpose flour 6 large egg whites, room temperature ¼ tsp salt See Berry page 30

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Olive oil sampling style similar to a wine tasting the tasting moves on to more robust oils that are higher in polyphenols and are marked by a complexly bitter, ripe, and extracted flavour. This is amazing stuff, a far cry from the supermarket olive oil that sits in my cupboard at home. I learn from Cameron that a staggering 70 per cent of olive oils labelled “extra virgin” do not conform to the accepted standards for that designation. The widespread trade of substandard and mislabelled olive oils was one of the driving forces behind the creation of Olives on Tap, which traces the origins of its oils to the farms of production and can isolate the olive crush date to within four hours. Their products come with an extensive paper trail to ensure that buyers are getting only the highest quality extractions available. Classic and infused Balsamic vinegars, of which Olives on Tap carries nearly 20 different varieties, are tasted via small spoons that provide just enough of the acidic elixirs to make flavours apparent without overwhelming the taster. On the heels of my exceptional tasting experience I armed myself with a modest new inventory of two vinegars and one olive oil and headed home to dazzle my own judges’ panel (my wife and two children) with a truly spectacular salad dressing. Small bottles of oils and vinegars cost $12 each, medium bottles are $20 and large bottles are $30. Olives on Tap is located at 928 West 16th

From page 29

Among them is Olives on Tap, a boutique retailer that offers a wide assortment of premium olive oils and balsamic vinegars sourced seasonally from small producers around the world. Shop owner Andrew Cameron’s passion about his products is infectious. A late Sunday afternoon visit to Olives on Tap evolved into a fascinating 90-minute odyssey through the world of olive oil, as Cameron recounted tales of international fraud and governmental negligence, of toiling micro producers and the emerging body of research on the health benefits of polyphenols, the naturally occurring antioxidants present in olive oil. This information was all brought to life with an in-depth sampling of Olive on Tap’s wares. Sampling is performed in a style not unlike wine tasting, with an established process to reveal the subtle characteristics of the products. Half-ounce samples of olive oils are poured from stainless steel vats into small, transparent vessels that permit the taster to note unique colour, aroma and flavour attributes. A tasting begins with a flight of milder oils, lighter on the polyphenols that influence the character of virgin olive oils. These lighter oils reveal aromas of freshly cut grass and capsicum. On the palate, they exhibit notes of tangy fruit, avocado and a peppery spiciness that tickles the back of the throat. Gradually,

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ANDREW Cameron, owner of Olives on Tap, displays some of the olive oils on offer at the boutique retailer in North Vancouver. St. in North Vancouver. Contact info: 778232-5421, Chris Dagenais served as restaurant manager

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Berry meringue roulade recipe not as difficult as it sounds evenly over top. Bake for 30 minutes or until golden and a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out clean. Serve warm or at room temperature with whipped cream or ice cream. Makes eight servings.

From page 29 3 cups fresh raspberries Heat oven to 375 degrees. Grease a shallow 10inch baking dish (a deep-dish pie plate works well). In a small bowl, combine the melted butter, the vanilla and the almond extract. In a food processor, combine the sugar, almonds and flour; process until almonds are finely ground. In the large bowl of an electric mixer, beat egg whites and salt on high speed until stiff, moist peaks are formed. Gently whisk in the flour mixture, then the butter mixture, until just blended. Spread into the prepared pan. Sprinkle raspberries

Raspberry Meringue Roulade This sounds like a difficult recipe but it’s not, the only tricky part is flipping over the meringue. 4 large egg whites, room temperature 1¼ cups sugar 1¼ cups chilled whipping cream 2 tsp vanilla 2½ cups fresh raspberries

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RASPBERRY season is currently in full swing. This popular berry melds well into cakes and muffins, and makes a great puree to serve over ice cream. ½ cup seedless raspberry jam Icing sugar and additional raspberries for garnish Preheat oven to 400 degrees and position rack in the centre of oven. Line a 15-by-10 by one-inch baking pan (jelly roll pan) with waxed paper, letting paper extend two inches over the ends of pan. Butter the waxed paper. Beat egg whites in a large bowl until soft peaks form; very gradually add the sugar, beating until

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flip the meringue over; remove the original pan and waxed paper from the bottom. Lift the meringue on its new sheet of waxed paper onto a flat surface to cool for half an hour. In a medium bowl, whip the cream and vanilla to stiff peaks. In another bowl, gently mix together the raspberries and the jam. Spoon the raspberry mixture over the meringue, leaving a one-inch border on all sides. Spread the whipped cream over the raspberry mixture. Starting at one long side, very gently roll the meringue up like a jelly roll, enclosing the filling. Using two wide spatulas carefully lift the roulade and place it seam side down on a serving platter. Refrigerate for at least one hour or up to four hours. To serve, dust chilled roulade with icing sugar and cut into slices. Garnish with additional raspberries. Makes 10 servings.

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Burnaby is still a busy course

Nearby green remains popular

Mark Hood Contributing writer

IT was a memorable year: the first manned voyage to the surface of the moon, the playing of the first Superbowl, the maiden flight of the Boeing 747 airplane, and the opening of Burnaby’s first championship-length public golf course.

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The opening hole at Burnaby Mountain Golf Course is a west-facing, 462-yard par-5 over a ridge to a large green. A long tee shot gives you a peek at the green, but for most players, the second shot is a hit-and-hope proposition. Scan with Layar for video.

When it opened for play in 1969, the Burnaby Mountain Golf Course was one of a handful of golf courses available for public play in the Lower Mainland. Laid out on the rolling bench land in the forest at the foot of Burnaby Mountain, space was plentiful and the new course took advantage of it. Designed by B.C. Sports Hall of Famer Ernie Brown, it was a local course in the best sense of the word. Brown grew up in Vancouver and started out as a caddy when his doctor suggested he get outside more to recover from pneumonia and pleurisy. He went on to become a pro at Jasper Park, then moved home to the old Jericho course, the original Quilchena and the Seymour Golf and Country Club before turning his talents to course design. Other courses that bear his signature include Chilliwack, Vernon, Prince George, Pender Harbour and 15 others around British Columbia. At 6,431 yards from the back tees, Burnaby Mountain is a lot of golf for your money. There’s something to please almost every level of player. Most fairways are wide and forgiving for higher handicappers and there’s plenty of length for the big hitters. It’s surrounded by forest and parkland, so the sense of being away from it all is very much part of the experience. See Fairways page 32

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Fairways lush and well tended From page 31 It is one of the busiest golf courses in Canada, and over the years a round at Burnaby Mountain became equated with slow play. No longer. The people at the City of Burnaby know they are in a competitive market and are conscious of delivering a toptier playing experience. Tee time intervals have been increased and pace of play is closely monitored. Course condition has also been significantly upgraded. A massive investment in a wallto-wall drainage system has left the course playable after even the most torrential rainfall. Aggressive turf maintenance is a year-round focus and bunkers have been re-filled and rebuilt, incorporating the improved drainage process. Tee boxes have been rebuilt and expanded to add length, making for a more interesting range of choices in the daily setup. There is a new state of the art, two-storey driving range and learning centre and a full list of CPGA teaching pros ready to help you with your game. I was joined at Burnaby Mountain recently on the first full day of summer by friends Dan Rothenbush, Don Hartwigger and Larry Verigin. I have to confess that I was among the local golfers who had written Burnaby Mountain off as a destination a long time ago. New information gave me hope and we were there to see if it was all true. It had rained very heavily a few days prior but fairways and bunkers were dry and ready to go. We checked in and went off to the practice green. Because it had been so long since I had last played the course, it was like playing it for the first time. My overall impression was of size. This

course was built when land was fairly available and construction costs a little lower. You spend your round surrounded by forest and there are no houses jammed along the fairways. It’s just you and your playing partners. The opening hole is a west facing, 462yard par 5 over a ridge to a large green. A long tee shot gives you a peek at the green, but for most of us, your second shot is a hit-and-hope proposition. The good news is that there is plenty of real estate on the other side of the ridge and little trouble if you’re relatively straight. Fairways were lush and well-tended. The roominess of the course layout made it easier to relax and concentrate on our shots. Even if your line was a little off, the wide playing surfaces and lack of serious trouble meant a safe landing and a good look at your next target. The putting surfaces were in very good condition and held their lines well. For a course this busy, it was the sign of an excellent overall turf care program. Holes two to six weave their way back and forth across the ridge alternating between heading west and heading east. The third hole, a 505-yard par 5, has a pond in front of the green and, for most players, it’s a blind shot back over the ridge, so consider yourself forewarned. Water is also in evidence on the pretty 171-yard par-3 fourth hole. This is slightly uphill and judging distance was tricky. It was almost as if the sheer scale of the course made distances appear deceptively closer than they really are. Number 5 is a big, swooping dogleg left See Birdsong page 34

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from a slightly elevated tee box. The shot here was centre right to a (by Burnaby standards) narrow landing area. It wasn’t as tight as it looked, but that’s one of the conjurer’s tricks of Brown’s design. At 390 yards, it plays all of that and more. The length continues on the eighth. At 404 yards from the tips, a generous landing area again gives you a chance to let out a bit of shaft and go for it. It’s rated the toughest hole on the course but a carefully managed slice leads


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waits to punish the wayward and only a long, very carefully crafted draw will give you a shot at the green in two. Bogey is a respectable result on this one. This is followed by the 185yard uphill 15th. The highest point on the course, there is dense bush at the very back of the green so overshooting is not an option. Again, judging distances was tricky and our group went between one to three clubs more than usual to reach the summit. At 552 yards, the par-5 16th is another tall order. It’s a big downslope dogleg right and if you don’t know what’s in store, there’s a tall cedar tree that rises from the fairway down the right sight line from the tee box. If you can manufacture a fade, aiming for the tree and letting it drift right should give you a good result, but beware: there’s water and woods down the See On-course page 35

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On-course staff friendly, courteous From page 34 right toward the green and you can end up in a world of trouble. The last two holes offer a bit of respite. At 344 yards and 352 yards respectively, the gently rolling final pair give you a chance to recover a bit of dignity if you lost any along the way. Having written Burnaby Mountain off as a serious destination years ago, I was absolutely stunned at how far it had come. Pace of play was as quick as any Lower Mainland course and quicker than some. On-course staff were friendly and courteous. It had a real local feel, like Squamish or Northlands, and everyone I saw was having a good time. For the conditions, convenience and overall golf experience, Burnaby Mountain is excellent value. Weekend adult high season green fees are $49.50 including GST and Monday to Thursday it’s $39. If it’s been a while since Burnaby Mountain Golf Course was on your radar, time to re-calibrate. This is a very enjoyable golf destination. Check it out.

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NORTH Vancouver golf pro Bryn Parry doesn’t get to take part in match-play golf tournaments very often but, after besting six opponents in six one-on-one rounds to win the 2013 PGA of Canada Championship last week, he’s wishing he could do it more often. The win came at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont., and earned Parry a $15,000 purse as well as an exemption into the Canadian Open PGA tour event scheduled for later this month at Oakville’s Glen Abbey Golf Club. Last week’s tournament was only the third time Parry had ever played a match-play event, the last two coming in 2011 and 2012 at this same tournament. “It’s been a sharp learning curve,” he said. “The first time they ran this tournament I lost in the first round. This year I played the same fella that I lost to and I beat him handily and was on my way. I’m learning. I would tell you I like it but we just don’t get to do it that often.” The tournament featured the top 64 PGA of Canada professionals — the instructors, head pros, club assistants etc. who teach and play in Canada — competing in their biggest tournament of the season. Parry, ranked fourth coming into the tournament, won his first four matches to set up a semifinal showdown Friday morning against Brian McCann, the No. 1-ranked player in the tournament.

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BRYN Parry faced down six match-play opponents and one epic storm to win the PGA of Canada Championship held last week at Magna Golf Club in Aurora, Ont. “We’ve known each other for a long time, we’ve played together a bunch,” said Parry. “Obviously we like to have a go at each other and see if we can take each other down.” McCann played like a No. 1-seed, shooting a four under, but Parry was even better, notching a scorching score of seven under through 16 holes to win 4&2 (four holes up with two remaining). That set up a Friday afternoon final against Ontario’s Billy Walsh, a player that Parry had been paired with only once before and that was for just one hole. The two met in a playoff at last year’s Canada Cup with Parry taking the title with a birdie. On Friday they got to renew the rivalry with similar stakes but a lot more holes to play.

“He’s a whale of a player,” said Parry. “He hits it far, really great player and fun to be around. We had a great time out there.” The fun included a one-hour rain delay caused by an epic Eastern Ontario storm. “It was something that B.C. would never see,” said Parry. “It was unbelievable. We were in T-shirts on the sixth green, we were in windbreakers on the seventh tee and we were in full battle gear, under umbrellas and hiding under trees watching the greens flood by the time we got to the seventh green. It was unreal — it was like somebody took a bathtub and just turned it upside down.” See Parry page 38

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A member of the North Shore Inline Hockey Association’s Zulu A bantam team battles a pair of defenders from the Prince George Jets in the provincial championship final played Monday at Karen Magnussen Arena. The Zulu A team claimed the title in convincing fashion with an 8-1 win. Other Zulu teams to take titles on their home floor Monday included the peewee B team who knocked off the WC Warriors Black 8-0 and the Zulu A squirt team who defeated their buddies from Zulu B 9-5. Scan this photo with the Layar app to see more photos of the bantam final.

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Play was halted and the players were ushered off the course. When the storm passed there was a lot of work to be done to get everyone — and everything — ready to resume. “Some of the guys were in robes putting their gear in the dryer to get themselves reset for going back out,” said Parry. “The superintendent told us the maintenance crew was done for the day so they were in the shed having some Coors Light. He went in and got them and told them they had to get back out and squeegee greens and rake bunkers. It was a big effort from everyone, it was very impressive how they recovered the course from that amount of water.” With light waning the players weren’t given any warm-up time and so both faced down eight-foot par putts on newly soaked greens. “He came up short and I over-adjusted and hit one by,” said Parry. “We both made the one coming back so it ended up being a wash.” The golf, however, picked right back after that little hiccup and Parry and Walsh waged an epic battle down the stretch. The strategic and intriguing nature of matchplay golf came into sharp focus on the 15th hole with Parry one up. Tournament officials had turned what was normally a 360-yard hole into a drivable, 300-yard par four. Both players reached the green in one and Walsh made an easy two putt for birdie. Parry, however, overshot his first putt and ended up 25 feet away in a collection area off the green. With 10 feet of fringe to go through before even getting back on the green, Parry pulled out his putter again and took his best shot. “I got it online, hit it hard and got lucky,” he said. It was a crucial make. “It kept me one up and forced Billy to try to attack and make another birdie. If I had missed that we would

have been tied and he’d have the momentum and who knows where it goes from there. Golf gave me one right there and I took advantage of it.” Parry took it home from there for a 2&1 win. The 41-year-old CPGA teaching professional at North Vancouver’s Seymour Creek Golf Centre will now set his sights on what will be his third ever PGA event, the 2013 Canadian Open. He hasn’t tasted the big tour since teeing it up in 2007’s Canadian Open held at Angus Glen. “I’m totally pumped — that’s going to be the highlight of the year,” he said. “It wasn’t on the schedule until Friday when I won the tournament and now I’ll focus on it for three weeks, get prepared and go out there and enjoy the week.” Parry has lived in the Lower Mainland for most of his life and the past 13 years in North Vancouver, earning a busy living as a teaching pro at Seymour Creek — they have no actual course but make use of a massive driving range and training centre. “I love it,” he said. “My dad was a school principal and teacher, my mom was a teacher. I was a ski instructor from when I was 16-21. I think it kind of comes naturally to us to try to share ideas and help people get better at sports.” That being said, however, Parry certainly wouldn’t turn down the opportunity to play PGA golf full time if by some chance he happened to win the Canadian Open. Anyone who wins a sanctioned PGA event gets a twoyear exemption on tour. “If we’re going to go for an all-in scenario then yeah,” he said with a laugh. “If I won a PGA tour event I probably would be happy to take on the rest of the opportunities to play out the season and be a member for a couple of years.”

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HORRICK, Evelyn Mildred

June 16, 1919 - June 26, 2013 Evelyn passed away peacefully at home in West Vancouver on June 26. Evelyn will be missed most by her daughter and sonin-law, Wendy and Andy Turner, and granddaughter, Lindsey. Evelyn’s loving husband Art passed away in 1996. Evelyn lived most of her life in Winnipeg, moving with Art to Tsawwassen in 1974 and then more recently to West Vancouver, to be closer to family. She was so loved and will be remembered by many as a special lady who took a genuine interest in the lives of the people she met, often accompanied by her adored dog Keighley. Thank you to the Staff at Amica West Vancouver who were such a delight and made her life so enjoyable and thank you to the Palliative Care Team of the North Shore who helped her through her final days. A very special thank you to Dr. Jennifer Walker. At Evelyn’s request, there will be no service. In lieu of flowers, please donate to a charity of your choice. For those wishing to share a memory of Evelyn, please go to

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April 30, 1916 - June 13, 2013 Mary passed away peacefully at age 97. Born in Moncton, N.B., lived in Saint John, N.B. for 71 years, moved to North Vancouver in 1987. Deeply missed by daughters, Norma (Mike Hutchinson) and Linda (Alan Macdonald), four grandchildren and four great grandchildren. Mary was predeceased by husband Arthur, and eldest daughter Carol (Cosman). Mary loved her bingo, and walks in Murdo Fraser Park. Loved by all who met her. Cremation took place in Vancouver and her remains will be with husband Art in Fernhill Cemetery, N.B. No flowers or service by her request. A donation to your favorite charity if you so choose. Special thanks to Dr. Paul Sugar and Dr. Chorny. MAVIUS, Robert (Bob) Dec 14, 1929 - Jun 26, 2013 Bob Mavius passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on June 26, 2013 at the age of 83 years. Predeceased in 2005 by Betty, his loving wife of 52 years. Survived by loving family, son Mike (Arianna) Mavius of North Vancouver and daughter Laura (Greg) Smith of Richmond and grandchildren, Amber, Matthew and Madison. Cremation. No service by Bob’s request.

MAUNDRELL - Sylvia Alice (Nee: Hall)

Dec. 31st, 1936 - June 25th, 2013 It is with great sadness we announce the passing of Sylvia Alice Maundrell into the presence of her lord. She is predeceased by her parents Ernest and Alice Hall, and brothers Douglas and Angus Hall. Sylvia will be greatly missed by her husband Howard, daughter Allison, Son in Law Robert, Granddaughter Addison, Sister Helen Adams (Robert), Sister in Law Linda Maundrell, and many other relatives and friends. She was a St. Paul’s graduate Registered Nurse, and worked many years as such at St. Paul’s hospital, Vancouver and Lions Gate hospital, North Vancouver. She was a dedicated volunteer in the community and active member of St. John’s Anglican Church. Sylvia blessed many with her devotion and kindness. She was a wonderful mother and beloved wife of 53 years. Born in Bay Robert’s NFLD, she was a proud Newfoundlander who loved to sing and dance, and was always the life of the party. There will be a Memorial Service, Saturday July 13th, 2013 at St. John’s Anglican Church @ 1pm. 220 West 8th Street (corner of 13th St., & Chesterfield Ave.), North Vancouver. 'MY ROSE BUD'

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MCALISTER, Wilfred Blaine

It is with great sadness that the family of Wilfrid McAlister (Poppa) announces the passing of our brother, father, grandfather and friend on Monday, June 24th. Poppa is survived by his sisters, Bernice and Jeannette, his children, Bonnie, Brian and Ann Marie, his grandchildren, Tiffany, Meghan, Trevor, Chantelle, Laurel, Skylar, Jared, Amanda, Ruby, Maggie, Anna, Patrick, James and Matteo. Poppa was born on May 9, 1929 in Blackfalds, Alberta and graduated from high school in Red Deer before joining the Canadian Navy where he served for five years. Upon leaving the Navy he joined Canadian Pacific Airlines and lived in Calgary before transferred to Vancouver with his first wife, Doris McLachlan. Then moving on to work at BC Electric, then B.C. Hydro and finally as a Realtor. Poppa’s final home was in West Vancouver which he shared with his second wife, Margaret McAlister. Margaret passed away shortly before Poppa on November 11, 2012. Together they enjoyed sailing, playing golf and attending their grandchildren’s many sporting events. Poppa particularly loved hockey and was very involved with his son’s and grandson’s hockey activities. He was a leader in his community including serving as the Council Chairman of three large condominiums. He was a member of the Masonic Lodge, and as an enthusiastic Canadian he was very active in politics. He was a lifelong devoted member of the Liberal Party and In his younger years he volunteered in every election. Poppa was very much a part of every family activity and will be deeply missed by all. The family would like to thank Dr. Jenny Shaw and the Palliative Care team at Lions Gate Hospital. Poppa choose to have a celebration of life party while he was alive so there will not be a memorial service at his request. For those wishing to share a memory of Wilfrid, please go to

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2 BR ste’s avail July & Aug. Lynn Valley, from $1195. Parklike Setting, Outdoor Pool, Playground. drapes, heat & prkg. incld. 1 yr lease. no pets 1228 Emery Pl. 604- 987- 4922


West Van Apt. Rentals

Westwind Apts 2025 Bellevue Ave, 2 br ully reno’d, mtn view Cat OK Senior discount 604-913-0734 2 BDRM, 2 bath, waterfront apt, 6th flr, new kitchen, insuite laundry, over 1100 sf, $3200, np. Shows like new. 604-377-7616 2 BR, 2 bath, ocean/mountain view, well maintained bldg, nr seawall, Ambleside, shops & library, 778-863-7630. 2 br Ambleside across from beach, patio, garden, wd, fp,ns, $1500 incl h/hydro 604-925-6046 2109 Bellevue h/w floors, incls hwater & heat, np/ns, 1 BDRM $1100 newly reno’d, avail July1 Call 604-986-1294


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


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 935 Marine Drive 2BR $1250, incl heat/hotwater, prkg, hw flrs, balc, quiet bldg, E 21st, Aug 1, no pets, 604-990-4088

Apartments & Condos


West Van Apt. Rentals

THE PIER 9ft ceiling, air/c, 7 appl, 1 prkg, 100 E. Esplanade: 2 & 3 br $2,450 - $3300, 162 Victory Ship Way 1 br $1,600 hotel/gym access Anson Rlty Helen 604-671-7263.

1 BIG Studio, 1000sf, by Sea Bus, fp, hw fls, hi ceiling, south patio, view, 7appls, in flr ht, a/c, hw, cble, net, alrm, u/g prkg, storage, $1395, 604-986-9931


Luxury Over The Seawall! BACHELOR, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287

1 & 2 BR’s, view, avail Now, 1 year lse, 125 West 19th, N/S, No Pets, coin w/d, 778-554-0537

1 BDRM $985, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, 604-990-8262 985-1658

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

WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall

3 Bdrm

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



2BDRM/1BTH 871A West 17th Street, North Vancouver 2 Bed Townhome, Avail. Aug 1. Families Only, $2500 Share Purchase, Small Pets OK, $1,089 monthly. Email: joulee


Furnished Accommodation

GRANDMANOR GUESTHOUSE Furnished Accom, Day/Wk/Mo 604-988-6082 HOMAWAY INNS Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit N Van, AVAIL NOW! Fully furn self contained 1 BR ste, own wd, alarm, ns, np, wkly clean, suits 1, $975 all inclusive, 604-990-4835

PACIFIC WEST APTS. INC. Beautiful 1 br furn hi-rise apts, Max 2 prof, np/ns. short/long term


★VICTORIA PARK SHORT STAY ★ 1 & 2 BR Apts, from $1500/mth. Ideal for 1-6 mo stay. Renos, families, pet ok. 604-329-3272


Houses - Rent

1 BR House, Central Lons, newer paint/carp, 2 appls, carport, lrg yd, ns, np, $1195/mo, 604-813-7312 2 Br, Edgemont Village, big yard, sunny, quiet, h/w flrs, w/d, $1500, n/s, Avail now. Call 604-988-7338

W.VAN SEMIWATERFRONT VIEW. 4 bdrm + den home, Whytecliff area. 2.5 bath, NS/NP. Avail. Sept 1. $3,400 monthly. Call: (604) 921-7175 after 6 pm. 6 BR, 4.5 bath, Central Lonsdale, includes legal 2 br ste, reno’d, dbl garage, nr school, quite area, $4700+util immed. 604-725-4873


BRITISH PROPERTIES, view 4br, 3 bath, office, 2 kitchens, up/ down cov’d decks, lrg yrd, garage $2900+util July 1. 604-725-4873


Office/Retail Rent

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


Suites/Partial Houses

1 BR, large, private home ns np, Grand Blvd area $900. avail immed 604-987-3031 1 BR & office, garden lvl, bright S. exp. Sentinel Hill, West Van, ns/ np, suit 1, July 1st, $1225 incls utils, shr’d w/d, 604-925-1250

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes. SUDOKU ANSWERS ON SEPARATE PAGE

July 3/13

2 BDRM bsmt, Central Lonsdale, 2 yrs old, 5appl, $1325 incl utils, n/s n/p. Now Call 604-716-8507

Sudoku puzzles are formatted as a 9x9 grid, broken into nine 3x3 boxes. To solve, the numbers 1 through 9 must fill each row, column and box. Each number can appear only once in each row, column and box. You can figure out the order in which the numbers will appear by using the numeric clues already provided in the boxes.

2 BR, great ste, Blueridge, new kitch, inste wd, ns/np, $1380 incl utils, Now/Aug 1, 604-787-6245


2 BR, w/d, 1 bath, 840 sf, prefer 1, nr Cap U, Maplewood, bus, $850 ns, Jul/Aug 1. 604-770-2044 2 BR, West Van, 5 appl, nr bus, $1200 incl utils, N/S, N/P, Avail July 1. 604-926-4653 3 BR clean, upper flr, 1 1/2 bath, Lower Lonsdale, deck, shared w/d & hydro, ns np, avail now, $1750. 604-980-1054, 376-3815


Townhouses Rent

2 BDRM, 2 level, grd flr entry, 5 yr old bldg, patio, concrete bldg, in heart of Dundarave, np. Shows like new $2850. 604-377-7616

3BDRM/2.5BTH Westview,Aug 1, 6 appl, pool, No Pets $1,750 Monthly Call: (604) 836-9980

2BR NR Cap U, very spacious, reno’d, ns/np, $1300 incls ht/hw, 1 prkg, avail Now, 604-921-4384 BACH $800 avail Now, 2 BR $1200 Aug 1, uper Lonsdale, incl patio, heat/hw nr bus/shop, No dogs, NS, 778-996-1263 BACH $850/mo New Reno’s, June 15th, heat, hotwater, h/w floors, ns, np, 604-971-2456 Delbrook Gardens 777 W. Queens, 2 br $1595, 3 br $2100 604-990-2971, Wkends 778-227-5042

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 & 3 BR’s Apt Avail Aug 1 Call 604-988-3828


145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & July 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok.


PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $825, 1 BR + den $1185, 2 BR $1425 No pets, 604-988-7379


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Kennedy & Sons Construction, 30yrs exp, Carpentry, Rott Repairs, Sundecks, 604-817-9004



STK 952880

STK 952570 WAS $27,900

Auto, leather, loaded, only 48,000kms.

Loaded, only 47,000kms.

NOW $25,900



Luxury performance pkg, only 32,000kms. STK 952500

WAS $38,900

NOW $36,900


4Matic, navigation, leather, only 14,000kms. STK 952890


ARCHER Carpentry Finishing. See or call Marc at 604.812.6112 R.C.K. CONSTRUCTION Alterations, Renos & Decks. Licensed, Insured 604-970-8110



$20/HR. Quality House cleaning. 604-983-3477 ✫✫A CLEAN SWEEP ✫✫ Reliable Housecleaning service. 778 836-9970 ✫✫ 604 987-9970

10 JEEP WRANGLER SAHARA Hardtop, 6spd.

12 FORD F150 XLT

EcoBoost, CreCab, 4x4.

STK 952250

WAS $25,900

NOW $23,900


STK 952640 WAS $35,900

NOW $32,900


Auto, loaded

Diesel, leather, navigation.

NOW $26,900

NOW $34,900

STK 952650 WAS $28,900


Leather, navigation, sunroof, only 12,000kms. Stk 952840

Stk 951661 WAS $36,900

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



Auto Finance

A1 AUTO LOANS. Good, Bad or No Credit - No problem. We help with rebuilding credit & also offer a first time buyer program. Call 1-855-957-7755.

NEW CONSTRUCTION Concrete Work, Framing & Forming. John 604-562-1122

AWD, navigation, leather, only 6,000kms.

NOW $33,900

place ads online @ classifieds.


Collectibles & Classics

STK 952860

STK 952330 WAS $26,900

Navigation, leather, only 43,000kms.








STK 952320 WAS $49,900

STK 952420 WAS $39,900

Auto, only 48,000kms. Stk# 13044B


STK 952470 WAS $35,900

STK 952760

Specialize in Waterlines 604-729-6695




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

Richard Wood

White, 4x4, local, very clean. Stk# 5822

NOW $32,900




STK 952700 WAS $37,900

STK Q06191

Sunroof, nav., leather, only 38,000kms.

NOW $35,900




STK 952520 WAS $33,900

STK 952830

Hemi, navigation, sunroof, leather.

NOW $30,800

4dr, auto, one owner, only 28,000kms.

LICENSED ELECTRICIAN #37940. Excellent rates. Free estimates 604-842-5276 LOOKING FOR A NORTH SHORE Electrician? #39593 Call POSITRON 778-859-4154 YOUR ELECTRICIAN $29 service call. Insured. Lic # 89402. Fast same day service guar’d. We love small jobs! 604-568-1899

Find it in the Classifieds!




Luxury Cars

1989 Rolls Royce Silver Spur Exc. cond. Auto, 98K kms, local car, blk/parch leather. $22,000. (604) 538-6319 2001 Pontiac Grand Am SE 1 53,500 kms, Automatic. GM maintained. Garage kept. In 100% working order. Trouble free car... good on gas. $4,800 Call: (604) 926-6902


Scrap Car Removal


Sport Utilities/ 4x4’s/Trucks



4x4, auto, freedom hardtop, Stk# P5826

2007 Jeep Compass

2010 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab



Low kms, loaded, park assist. Stk# 13218A

1600 MARINE DR., N.V. 604.980.8501

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

Removal FREEScrap/Car No Wheels No Problem

HOUR 2Service From Call

2002 Acura MDX Auto, 290K km, new trans, fully loaded, sun roof, $7750, 604-250-5650

(604) 209-2026 2005 PONTIAC WAVE LT, 104,000 kms, black, a/c, fully loaded, auto, newer brakes, timing belt and tires, sunroof, runs great. $3900 Firm. 778-846-5275

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


2009 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Rubicon

Only 90,000kms. Stk# 13365A

A LICENSED electrician #19807 semi-retired, small jobs only. 604-689-1747 pgr 604-686-2319

AFFORDABLE, Reliable, Quality Guaranteed. Boarding, Taping, Spraytex. Dave 604-984-7476

Very clean, local. Stk#13136A

Auto, a/c, power group, loaded, only 33,000kms.


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

★RITE-WAY★ DRAINAGE & SEWER 15% OFF - 604-925-8711

6spd manual, black, hard top. Stk#P5708B

2009 Honda Civic Black, only 86,000kms. Stk# P5837

#18405 Electrician Best Rates,

Need help with your Home Renovation?

2010 Honda CR-V EX-L NAV 4WD, Nav system, Bluetooth, Sat. radio, CD, sunroof, leather, extended warranty to May 2015, 37K, $27,800. (604) 786-1727


4x4, Z71, one owner, mint.

Luxury pkg, only 27,000kms.


ACE DRYWALL. Avail immed. Board, tape, spraytex, repairs. 16 yr exp. No job too small. Mike 604-808-2432, 604-985-4321

Cell 604-671-0084 Email:

2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2011 Dodge Ram 1500 SLT Quad Cab






−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

2010 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara 2007 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sport

Leather, loaded.

NOW $36,900


Family Owned & Operated


NOW $46,900

Old garage, carport, house, pool, repair main waterline, break concrete & removal. Licensed • Insured • WCB

4x4, loaded.

NOW $23,900

Crew cab, long box, 4x4, diesel.

Excavating - Drain Tile


1992 CHRYSLER Lebaron, V6, convertible, new engine, gd cond, $1995 FIRM 604-500-1480




NEW & REPAIRS. Concrete, Masonry, Rock, Brick, Tile, Stairs, Walls, Slab + more 604-619-2447


1988 FLEETWOOD Brougham d’Elegance Rare, orig owner car! 83km! Perfect cond Collector Car Status 25-yrs! $10,950. D# 10578 Auto Depot NVan 604-727-3111





STK 952630 WAS $35,900



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 (

Sports & Imports

OVER 11 CARS UNDER $5000. Auto Depot 604-727-3111

Accelerate your car buying




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

Search. Research. Compare.



Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van


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# 1 BACKHOES, BOBCATS, EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS Drainage, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & demos, dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs. Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Excavating - Drain Tile Demolitions. Fully insured • WCB 604-716-8528 SMALL Excavation Jobs I am a licensed builder. Rate is $85/hr, 3 hr min. Call Darren (604) 313-9087




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



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

★RITE-WAY★ GUTTERS 15% OFF - 604-925-8711 NORTH SHORE GUTTER DIVISION Call 604-987-7663

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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



CHEAP LOADS Fast Reliable Service 604-922-5101



kitchens, bathrooms, reno’s, ★★★★604-761-2421★★★★






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


Lawn & Garden

• New Lawn Installs • Replace Old Lawn • Lawn Drainage • Landscaping • Pavers Paving


“More than just mowing”


“Your Complete Sundeck Specialists”


• Vinyl Waterproofing • Deck Rebuilds • Custom Built Railings • Patio Covers

Licenced & Insured Local & Long Distance Seniors Discount


A.A.BEST PRO GARDEN SERVICES LTD. Lawn Maintenance, Power Raking, Moss Control, Aerating, Trim, Top, Prune, etc. Call Sukh

604.726.9152 604.984.1988

A.All Area Gardening Service 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 ★ CNN ★ Exp. in WEEDING, Lawn Repair, Yrdwork, Free Est. Nick 778-840-6573 ENGLISH LANDSCAPER gardener, 30 yrs exp, complete garden maint. Les 604-209-8853 JB GARDEN'S Hedges, trimming & cleanups, pruning, weeding. Call Terry 604-354-6649


PERFORMANCE GARDEN Service - LAWNCUTS Free Est Graig 604-986-3463 # 1 BACKHOES, BOBCATS, EXCAVATORS & DUMP TRUCKS Drainage, Paving, landscaping, stump / rock / cement / oil tank & demos, dirt removal, paver stones, Jackhammer, Water / sewer line / sumps. Slinger avail. 24 hrs. Call 341-4446 or 254-6865

Low Budget

★ 604-652-1660 ★


Painting/ Wallpaper




Paving/Seal Coating


Driveway, Walkway & Parking Lot Garage Apron / Speed Bump / Pot Hole / Patch Commercial & Residential






Summer 10% OFF Special Exterior Repainting

Licenced Plumber & Gas Fitter

Free Est. - 15 Years Exp. Insured /WCB



ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! Interior & Exterior ★ UNBEATABLE PRICES ★ Free Est. / Written Guarantee

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


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


FAIRWAY PAINTING Fully Insured 20 yrs. exp. • Free Est.


Call 604-


JB’s PAINTING • Interior/Exterior • Professional • Reliable • North Shore company since 2001

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


Power Washing

604-773-4549 Summer Cleaning: Driveways, walkways..Get rid of that moss & mess around your home or work. ALL-WAYS Pressure Washing Driveway, sidewalk, deck, patio, houses. Visa. 604-985-0402


FATHER & SON Power washing, Free estimate. Affordable 604-299-4791


Pars Pro Painting. Power Washing. Comm & res. 604-868-9440

SUMMER SPECIALS ■ High Quality Wrk ■ WCB/Ins ■ Re-Paint ■ 10 yrs exp ■ Team Work ■ Comm & Res. ■ Powerwashing ■ Ref’s North Shore Co. Free Est. 604-868-9440

POWERWASHING. GUTTERS & Windows. Best rates. Free est. Call Doug 604-985-4604 WEST COAST Home Services Power washing, window & gutter cleaning. Guaranteed lowest price WCB insured 604-984-4147


Renovations & Home Improvement

APPLYING LASTING BEAUTY Exterior/Interior Specialist Quick & Clean Quality Craftsmanship Insured, Free Est., WCB Carter: 604-790-4554

ALLQUEST PAINTING Quality Work You Can Trust! 778 997-9582

Fully Insured - Work Safe

A CLEAN PAINT JOB. Quality 1 room from $137. Int-ext, WCB 22 yrs exp. Cell: 604-727-2700

BAMFORD CONSTRUCTION Ltd. Quality Renovations. 604-986-2871

ALL-WAYS PAINTING. Quality work at an affordable price. Int/ext Visa. 604-985-0402

Complete Bathroom Renovations Kitchens, Cer.Tiling, Attics, Bsmnt Stes. Call 604-521-1567

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

★Ext/Int Specialist ★ PRO PROPERTY PAINTING Quick & Clean Quality, Insured, Free Est. Carter 604-790-4554

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


Home Services

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

COLOURED Cedar Painting. A small, house painting company offering high quality, well priced ext/int painting (778) 988-4162 POINT GREY PAINTING LTD Int/Ext - Quality Guaranteed Free Est * 25% off Summer Promo til Aug 31st! 604-725-0908


Renovations & Home Improvement




Top Soil


Renovations & Repair lam/wood flooring/tiling, finishing carpentry, drywall, sundecks & sidings, driveways, new roof & repairs. Qlty wrk, Free Est. 778-893-7277

RJR CONSTRUCTION Small Projects Division. Call 604-987-5438

• $69/hr • 24/7 • Insured





Licensed & Insured

Give us an estimate and we will beat it!



1175 W.15 St. North Van

ABBA MOVERS bsmt clean 1-4 ton Lic, ins’d from $35/hr, 2 men $45/hr, 24/7, 26 yrs 604-506-7576

App to view Extras

Builder, Renovator


Garbage Removal • Deliveries

~ Any size job ~

Nick 929-7732


Download the

We accept Visa, Mastercard & Interac

Call 778.994.5403

310-JIMS (5467)


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


★Jungle George ■ Hedges ■ Lawn/Garden ■ Pruning ■ Pwr Rake yard cleanup.

“The Grass is Greener”


1 to 3 Men

Summer Services

Lawn Mowing • Yard Clean-up Aeration • Fertilizing • Hedges Pruning • Gutters Fences • Decks Rubbish Removal Odd Jobs


Patios/Decks/ Railings





Moving & Storage

RNC RENOVATIONS Ins, WCB, Member of BBB, 778-227-7316






604-925-8711 AFFORDABLE QUALITY ROOFING LTD. Trusted since 1986! A+ Rating - BBB Residential/Commercial 25 yr. workmanship warranty Call for FREE ESTIMATE & SUMMER PROMOTION A+

604-984-9004 604-984-6560

All Season Roofing

Re-Roofing & Repairs Specialists

A-1 Contracting & Roofing ReRoofing & Repair. WCB. 25% Discount. Jag, 778-892-1530


All types - Reroofs & Repairs Insured/WCB 778-288-8357 AT YOUR HOME ROOFING SERVICES. New roofs & repairs. WCB Insured 604-340-7189


Top Soil, Garden Soil, Fill Soil, Sand, Gravel, and More. Small and Large Deliveries. - Or you can pick up Dump Site for Dirt, Concrete, Asphalt. Dirt,Rock,Demo Bins, U-Load. Recycled Products, Blast Rock, Round Rock, Sorted Rocks


87 Mountain Hwy, N.Van.

Rubbish Removal

1 A STUDENT JUNK REMOVAL Best prices! Friendly service. Free est. Jamie 604-961-0466

Headwater Management

BELL MINI BINS 604-922-5101 Small or large household jobs & Mini bin service. 7 days a week Fast ★ inexpensive ★ reliable.

TOP SOIL, SAND, GRAVEL, etc. Pick-up or Delivery

● BIN RENTALS ● ★ Top Soil Deliveries ★ 7 days a wk. Fast service 604-985-4211


BIN SERVICES for your Dirt Fill, Rock, Concrete or Asphalt Jobs. ● Load up to 8 c/yd-Demo 20 c/yd

Sand, Gravel, Soil, Rock Deliveries

Dalton Trucking 604-986-6944

ROD’S RUBBISH REMOVAL Prompt, reliable, reasonable. Big/ small loads. 7 days 604-985-7193 STUDENT WORKS Disposal & Recycling. Trips start at $49. John 778-288-8009



Tree Services

TREE WORKS - Tree & Stump Removal- Trim & Prune. Ins. 604-787-5915 or 604-291-7778



Stucco/Siding/ Exterior

ALL STUCCO, chimney concrete and cement work. Professional, reasonable reliable 604-715-2071

DC STUCCO LTD. 21 years exp. Fast, friendly service. All types of Finishes & Repairs. 604-788-1385


175 Harbour Ave. North Vancouver

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

604-984-4147 One call does it all!


all tiling, repairs, remodels, bathrooms, kitchens, patios ★★★ 604-761-2421 ★★★

To advertise:


20 year Labour Warranty available



• Liability Insurance • A+ Rating BBB • WCB




Bros. Roofing Ltd.

Moon Construction Building Services Additions, renovations, new construction, specializing in concrete forming, framing & siding. 604-218-3064

Liability Insurance, WCB, BBB, Free Estimates

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

10% DISCOUNT. MG Roofing & Siding. WCB. Re-Roofing, New Roof, Gutters. 604-812-9721



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A44 - North Shore News - Wednesday, July 3, 2013

last a lifetime For over six years, Dr. Rahmany and the staff at Skyline Dental Centre have been committed to providing you with compassionate, professional dental care of the highest standards in a comfortable and relaxed environment. To ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime, here are five reasons to see your dentist.

1 2 3 4 5



One of the best reasons to take care of your mouth is that people with periodontal or gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease according to recent studies. Oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream, attaching to fatty plaques in the heart’s blood vessels, causing clots to form. Inflammation in the gums contributes to swelling in the arteries. Regular dental cleanings will likely reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.

Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. Studies show that 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and checkups are key factors in preventing this from happening.


Dr. Rahmany and the hygienists at Skyline Dental Centre will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth and gums. Early detection of cavities, broken fillings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available. Your hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your oral health and will put you back on the right path if you fall off track with your oral care.



According to Health Canada, about 4000 new cases will be diagnosed in Canada this year, and about 1500 people will die from oral cancer this year. When you have your dental cleaning, we use special equipment geared towards screening for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.

Your hygienist will remove most coffee, tobacco and tea stains, and will polish your teeth to a beautiful shine

With our new SpaDent Whitening system, we also provide state-of-theart technology to improve the shade of your teeth in just 20 minutes, WITH NO SENSITIVITY! Ask us about our new SpaDent system. Call us at Skyline Dental Centre for a free consultation today! Y Scan to see more with


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