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Time Has Come for a New Face in Town New Global Watch Company (GWC) offers clients luxury and exclusivity in the heart of downtown Vancouver. It’s a familiar name and a familiar location, but the new Global Watch Company (GWC), at the corner of Hornby and Georgia in downtown Vancouver, is looking to tick off all the right boxes when it comes to quality service, exclusive brands and keeping clients happy. “The experience [clients] are going to have is exclusivity. Every possible style of that brand is present here,” says Sassan Pourfar, vice president of Lugaro jewellers and spokesperson behind the new boutique Global Watch Company store located at 925 W. Georgia. “The attention to detail - and very knowledgeable staff trained by the brand - you will really get the best experience for the products and brands you are looking for.” Sassan Pourfar, Vice President, GWC

Pourfar goes on to explain that while the new 800 sq. ft. store is still very much a part of the Lugaro family, it has been designed to emphasize the exclusive nature and style of the products it represents. Inside, you’ll find a one-of-a-kind Longine watch area, and then a complete separate area dedicated to the Glashutte Original watch brand. There is also space for hand-selected diamonds (and coloured diamonds) along with bracelets, necklances and rings. And while luxurious stones are part of the mix, Pourfar emphasizes that the timepieces are still the stars of the show. “We are the only boutique in Canada for Glashutte - and the only concept boutique for Longine.” Part of the collection includes a mens Glashutte “PanoLunarTourbillion” ($146,500) in rose gold which Pourfar says is “all about the movement and technology”. There’s also a Glashutte 2015 “PanomaticInverse” model available in rose gold or stainless steel ($37,000 / $18,600). Ladies, you’ll want to see the 7.75 carat yellow diamond ring ($330,000) or the pair of stunning emerald earrings worn by Angelina Jolie on the red carpet at last year’s awards. Overall, Pourfar and his employees say they are excited to open the new store and offer clients a new kind of luxury shopping experience. And while this brings the number of Lugaro owned stores up to four, Pourfar emphasizes that, for them, it is still all about quality, instead of quantity.

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Palm Springs Prime Playing at the 2015 Palm Springs International Film Festival

Rolling out the red carpet as the first awards show of the year is only one of the claims to fame of the illustrious Palm Springs International Film Festival. But thanks to a team of dedicated artists and organizers, this first fete of the season seems to be about both the substance - and the stars. Palm Springs is, quite literally, a second home for many North Shore residents. So it won’t come as a surprise to know that in addition to the golf carts and palm trees, this desert oasis has lots of glitz and glamour going on. Never has this been more true than at the Palm Springs International Film Festival (PSIFF) which took place January 2 to January 12, 2015. Dressed to impress, the event is often seen as a warm-up act for the “big shows” by many A-list stars seeking an early entry into Oscar territory. But with a tip of the hat to old style Hollywood, and with an air of elegance that only Palm Springs can deliver, the real secret may be that despite all its glam and glitter, this gem is, in fact, a genuine tribute to the actual art of filmmaking. Festival director Darryl Macdonald describes it best when saying that the festival really does take time to be “accessible” to both the public as well as industry insiders. Forget about power plays and politics - at this festival there’s also room on the roster, and on the red carpet, for world cinema, educational programs, students and foreign language films. With such an eclectic mix, it’s easy to take your eye off the ball and risk fading into the background. But here, once again, is where Palm Springs shines. Even with all these extras, and an impressive 190 feature films on the list, the PSIFF manages to stay relevant and mainstream by attracting no less than 25 of this year’s eventual Academy Award nominees. So as we start to gear up to ooh and aah on Oscar night, let’s take a look back at the not-so-little festival that continues to set the standard for both excitement and excellence - all the while reminding us that when it comes to life and art, all things are possible.

Robert Downey Jr. presents the Icon Award to Robert Duvall at the 2015 PSIFF

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Actor Steve Carell presents The Desert Palm Achievement Award - Actress to Julianne Moore for her work in “Still Alice”. The pair starred together in the movie “Crazy Stupid Love”.

Eddie Redmayne receives the Desert Palm Achievement Award - Actor for his role in “The Theory of Everything”. Could he be next in line for Oscar?

Actor and Oscar nominee Michael Keaton of “Birdman” presents director Alejandro Gonzalez with the Director of the Year Award for “Birdman”. Photo Credit: Getty Images / PSIFF All photos used with permission

Shirley MacLaine presents the Sonny Bono Visionary Award to director Richard Linklater for his film “Boyhood”.

Brad Pitt, Executive Producer for the film “Selma” is a presenter this night.

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Darryl Macdonald (left), PSIFF Director; David Oyelowo, Actor “Selma”; Helen du Toit, PSIFF Artistic Director

“While there are now more than 1,500 film festivals in North America alone, there are less than a handful which combine a large and astute mix of top notch international film programming with events involving top-tier Hollywood talent, let alone on-stage interviews with today’s foremost filmmakers, tributes to masters of world cinema, programs devoted to exploring film crafts such as screenwriting and educational programs for students. Fewer still that are broadly accessible to the general public rather than primarily to the film industry. Palm Springs has that mix, along with a beautiful desert setting that boasts 70° F daytime temperatures in early January, when most of North America is suffering through the winter blues.”

Actress Reese Witherspoon (left) with Harold Matzner, Chairman of the Board of Directors of the Palm Springs International Film Society, with actress Laura Dern. Both ladies star in the movie “Wild” which was partially filmed here in Vancouver, BC.

Actor David Oyelowo (left) from the film “Selma” receives the Breakthrough Performance Award from Brad Pitt who was also the executive producer of the film.

“This year’s PSIFF boasted a line-up of more than 190 feature films , including 51 of the 83 official Oscar submissions for Best Foreign Language Film (including the five films that went on to win this year’s nominations in that category) and 9 of its 10 Awards Gala honorees won nominations for this year’s Oscars in their various categories. In all, some 25 of this year’s Academy Award nominees were represented at the 2015 Festival, a record that any festival in the world would be hardpressed to match.” - Darryl Macdonald, PSIFF Festival Director Best Ensemble Performance Award goes to the cast of “The Imitation Game” – Alex Lawther(left), director Morten Tyldum, Benedict Cumberbatch, Allen Leech and Matthew Beard. Photo Credits: Getty Images / PSIFF All photos used with permission

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Certifiably Organic TV Debut and Private Screening - Diaries of an Eco-Mom Private Home www.certifiablyorganictv.com Organic dips, veggies, fruits, cheeses - Clif Bars to take home Nothing but healthy Vitamix juices and water - okay, we also had bubbles and wine Former “Real Housewives” producer Shannon Nering’s new health/comedy web series follows a 40-something do-it-all mom (Shannon) as she trips and topples in an effort to make the planet, and her kitchen, a better place. Her biggest problem? Convincing friends (and herself) that raw quinoa-crust pizza tastes better than deep-dish. Full of hilarity and hypocrisy, this is the plight of today’s modern mom in a world where the roads lead us all into temptation - but the pizza guy delivers evil.

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Is your Thyroid to blame?

Have you ever wondered why some individuals are able to lose weight with diet and exercise, and other individuals cannot lose weight despite a disciplined program? Are you experiencing thinning hair, loss of lateral third of the eyebrows, mental fogginess and low sex drive? Have you had a good metabolism all of your life, and with menopause noticed weight gain around your midsection? Your thyroid may be to blame. But what if your thyroid tests appear normal? The standard blood test for thyroid function is called TSH, or thyroid stimulating hormone. This is a measure of how hard your thyroid gland is working to produce thyroid hormone. It is possible, however, for the TSH levels to be normal but other markers of thyroid function, such as T3 and T4, to be low. These levels are not commonly investigated unless the TSH level is out of normal range. Knowing these levels ensures proper management of thyroid functioning. Inflammation can also be present in the thyroid gland, which may not necessarily affect the levels of TSH. If the active thyroid hormone produced is low (T3), then symptoms of low thyroid function will be exacerbated. What can cause low thyroid function? Chronic stress, as well as unbalanced hormone levels, can decrease the production of circulating hormone levels. High cortisol levels (stress hormones) can cause high levels of reverse T3, a hormone that binds to thyroid receptors and makes them less efficient. Low levels of the hormone progesterone can cause a decreased production of active thyroid hormone. This hormone typically will decrease with fluctuations in hormone levels leading up to menopause. Marine Drive Naturopathic Clinic offers Comprehensive Thyroid testing to measure all markers of thyroid function and determine the best treatment options for patients including prescription and natural approaches. Dr. Cathryn Coe has over 9 years of experiencing helping patients to optimize thyroid function, including helping patients with autoimmune thyroid disorders. Knowing the levels of various thyroid hormones is the best way to determine how well the thyroid is functioning, even if you are already medicated for your thyroid gland.

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Cat’s Meow By Catherine (Cat) Barr

It’s red carpet awards season, and what better way to celebrate than with our local celebrities at the Third Annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards in Vancouver. You’ll also recognize a few more faces from the West Vancouver Foundation event and Lugaro’s Tudor Watch and Ducati night as well as a special fundraising tribute at the Kay Meek Theatre by West Vancouver’s Sager family. www.CatherineBarr.com | cbarr@westvancouver.com | Twitter @CatherineBarr

This husband and wife power couple knows how to walk a red carpet. Seen at the UBCP/ACTRA awards, you’ll recognize Jennifer Spence and Ben Ratner from many things, including the locally shot Continuum.

North Van actress April Telek gets praise for two nominations at the UBCP/ACTRA awards.

Actors Warren Christie and wife Sonya Salomaa are definitely two of Vancouver’s most beautiful faces. This night it was tickets for two to the glam UBCP/ACTRA awards.

Travel Guys TV personalities Darren Parkman, left, and Jim Gordon get a chance to flirt with the lovely Laura Dern at the Palm Springs Int’l Film Festival. Laura also stars in the Vancouver filmed movie Wild.

Walking the red carpet at UBCP/ ACTRA in a daring “man-semble” is Bomb Girls star Ali Liebert.


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They call themselves the Hillside boys as their friendship goes back to high school. Attending the West Vancouver Foundation $10 Million Milestone event are Gordon Holley (from left), Michael Parker, Geoff Croll, Matt Hansen and Mark Ballard.

West Vancouver’s new police chief Len Goerke joins Mayor Mike Smith at the WV Foundation’s $10 Million Milestone event.

Penny Mitchell Group Re/Max Masters Realty Opera star Mikayla Sager and dad Mark put on a special tribute opera concert at Kay Meek in memory of their grandmother/mother Shirley Patricia Sager.

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Stars of stage and screen. Actors Gabrielle Rose and Jay Brazeau are both honoured with individual industry awards at the third annual UBCP/ACTRA Awards.

Sandy Chen sits atop a red hot motorcycle with rep Stewart Nowacki, of Vancouver BMW Ducati, at the Lugaro event.


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Our friend Cat Barr, along with many others, are participating in the 2015 Show of Hearts Telethon on Global BC. Tune in on February 14 and 15 to show your heart and help us help children who have special needs. Visit variety.bc.ca for more information about our top fundraiser of the year.


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Jim Gordon’s

Oscar Picks 2015 Oscar night is Sunday February 22nd - so if you’re planning a party, here are some thoughts for winning that Oscar pool. Join Jim Gordon for the latest picks on what to see and where to go. Watch for Jim each week as co-host of television’s popular “The Travel Guys” series and for his movie reviews every Friday on CTV Vancouver.

Despite the usual nomination snubs (this year’s included Selma receiving only two, Jennifer Aniston getting nothing for her superb performance in the indie film Cake, and The Lego Movie being left out of the Best Animated category), there are clear front runners in each of the big categories.

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The Academy can nominate up to 10 movies, but this year chose only eight. Though The Imitation Game, The Theory of Everything, and Selma are respectable bio films, and The Grand Budapest Hotel, American Sniper, and Whiplash impressed, this really is a two horse race between Boyhood and Birdman.

For Best Actor, it’s a contest between Eddie Redmayne (The Theory of Everything) and Michael Keaton (Birdman). Both won in their respective categories at the Golden Globes, but now they’re in the same category. I’d like Keaton to win, but Hollywood loves the kind of performance Redmayne delivered.

For Best Supporting Actor, it’s JK Simmons’ (Whiplash) to lose.

For Best Actress the favourite is Julianne Moore. Her performance as a linguistics professor suffering with early Alzheimer’s in Still Alice is her best work to date.

Laura Dern (Wild) and Patricia Arquette (Boyhood) are the front runners for Best Supporting Actress. Best Director should go to either Richard Linklater (Boyhood) or Alejandro Gonzalez Inarritu (Birdman). Best Documentary should be Citizen Four. Best Foreign Film should be Golden Globe winner Leviathan from Russia.

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THE OSCAR COCKTAIL For that perfect Oscar cocktail, we went to Justin Taylor, Beverage Director and Master Mixologist, at Boulevard Kitchen and Oyster Bar in The Sutton Place Hotel. He came up with this delicious treat. Twitter: @taylormixology Web: www.boulevardvancouver.ca

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0.5 oz. fresh pineapple juice, 0.5 oz. fresh lime juice 0.5 oz. cane sugar syrup (simple syrup) 0.25 oz. black currant liqueur 2 oz. champagne 1 mint sprig In a cocktail shaker add everything except for champagne and mint. Add ice and shake hard for 20 seconds and strain into a champagne flute. Top with champagne and garnish with a mint sprig.


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Rolls-Royce Phantom Pinnacle Travel Edition Launch Rolls-Royce Motor Cars Vancouver / Open Road www.rolls-roycemotorcars-vancouver.com Northern Divine Caviar Veuve Cliquot Champagne / Cloudy Bay Sauvignon Blanc Priced at $829,000 - this luxury automobile is one of only 11 models built, and one of only two in North America. An invite-only guest list was invited to the unveiling event by Open Road president and CEO Christian Chia. Guests were treated to Canadian caviar, champagne and live musical performances showcasing a 24 carat gold leaf Fazioli grand piano valued at $535,000.

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Restaurants - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Restaurants Category. Here you’ll find recommended businesses and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Pasparos Taverna | 132 West 3rd Street | 604-980-0331 www.pasparos.com Katia and Julie’s key to success is maintaining the quality of the staple Greek features such as the best-selling roast lamb, offering a warm and cozy ambiance for a great dining experience and consistent good service. Pasparos is celebrating it’s 40th anniversary!

Thai House Restaurant | 116 West Esplanade | 604-987-9911 www.thaihouse.com The Thai House Restaurant Group has evolved into one of Vancouver’s most recognizable and reputable restaurant chains by offering award winning authentic Thai cuisine and innovative Thai fusion entrees and tapas plates.

Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar | 25 Wallace Mews | 604-929-7437 www.pierseven.ca Pier 7 restaurant + bar is open 7 days a week for lunch, brunch, and dinner. We feature ocean views and city views. The year round heated patio dining is on two levels, the menu is seafood focused with seasonal offerings of meat and poultry.

The Beach House at Dundarave Pier | 150 – 25th Street | 604-922-1414 www.thebeachhouserestaurant.ca This lovingly restored heritage building sits on the shores of Dundarave Beach in West Vancouver. Large heated oceanfront patio, cozy dinner seating, or just relax in the bar. You won’t want to miss our upper deck, hand-crafted cocktails and west coast inspired menus.

Anatoli Souvlaki | 5 Lonsdale | 604-985-9853 www.anatolisouvlaki.com With a focus on quality, Anatoli’s is able to deliver the time honoured tradition of friends, family and food. Benefiting from years of experience in Canada and Greece, they combine the core value of home cooked meals and have mastered the perfect concoction of taste and style.

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Chef vs Chef For the Win

Seafood and savouries served up by two of the city’s most talented chefs helps bring excitement and excellence to North Vancouver. North Vancouver’s Lower Lonsdale is bustling with excitement when it comes to dining out. Two of the top choices are The Lobby Restaurant & Lounge and Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar. Each venue has its own unique flavour, which is largely a result of the two talented chefs behind these hot spots. Chef Joel Green heads the kitchen at The Lobby Restaurant and Lounge, while their sister restaurant, Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar, is run by Chef Mike Mikoda. Coincidentally, both chefs studied locally at Vancouver Community College in the culinary program, but their formal training leaves a remarkably different stamp on each menu.

Chef Joel Green (left), of The Lobby Restaurant and Bar, and Chef Mike Mikoda, of Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar, have a delicious duel brewing in North Vancouver where diners are always the winners. Photo: Jonathan Dempsey

When asked about favourite ingredients, Chef Green rattles off sablefish, scallops, Dungeness crab, and sockeye salmon, while Chef Mikoda prefers black garlic, ling cod and mussels. Each restaurant treats you to dishes made with intense flavour, but their menus are hardly the same.

The Lobby’s spring menu will include dishes such as a duck confit and breast duo and spring lamb. Stop in for after work drinks in the lounge where many of the city’s movers and shakers gather. The wine list is stellar and dining specials include a nightly three-course menu as well as Pasta Tuesdays and Prime Rib Sundays. On March 12 the team from Tinhorn Creek Winery will join The Lobby for a winemaker’s dinner, coinciding with the launch of their new menu. The dinner is just $89/person and includes wine pairings. At Pier 7 Restaurant + Bar the view is a huge draw and the menu is very seafood-focused. Dishes such as the bouillabaisse reflect Chef Mikoda’s background, veering from the classic tomato broth and adding coconut to the mix. Oysters are plentiful and freshly shucked. The seafood tower is marvelous. And there is also plenty for those who prefer dishes such as roast chicken or grilled rib eye. Join Pier 7 on Thursdays for “The Boil” where you’ll get a pot full of crab, mussels, clams, corn, potatoes, prawns, calamari and okra for $25 a head (minimum of two people).

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Legal and Finance - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Legal and Finance Category. Here you’ll find recommended businesses and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Veritas Law | 203 - 815 Main St Park Royal | 604-925-9260 www.veritaslaw.ca Lawyers at Veritas Law are known for providing high quality, personalized legal service. Through our commitment to strong client relationships and our practical experience, we strive to provide successful and cost-effective legal services.

Joanne Thomas | Dominion Lending | 604-960-9600 www.thomasfinancial.ca Joanne’s mission is to deliver professional, personalized residential and commercial mortgage brokerage and advisory services to her clients while staying actively involved in every step of each transaction. Her goal is to build strong lasting relationships to ensure long-term success.

Silver Law | 203 - 145 W. 15th Street | 604-986-2522 www.silverlaw.ca At Silver & Associates Law Corp. our goal is to provide our clients with personal, professional legal service that is innovative and cost effective. We specialize in the areas of real estate law, wills and estates, corporate law and family law.

Sabeena Bubber | Xeva Mortgage | 604-862-8526 www.integre.ca Why Sabeena? When you are purchasing a home and need a mortgage, you can go to a bank and accept the mortgage they give you. But, if you meet with me, things are different, everything is better. I have access to a wide variety of lenders that will compete for your loan business.

Sager Legal Advisors LLP | 1495 Marine Dr | 604-922-8881 www.sagerllp.com The law firm of Sager Legal Advisors LLP is located in picturesque West Vancouver. Our firm serves a broad range of regional, national and international clients, by providing them with a diverse spectrum of legal services.

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West Vancouver Waterfront Lot

This spectacular oceanside parcel consists of 100’ feet of level waterfront on one of West Vancouver’s most sought after streets. It has been sub-divided into two legal lots, making it unique and giving the purchaser a choice of acquiring both, or either one. The opportunities are endless with a child friendly cul de sac and easy beach access. This is a very special buy. Please call Harvey or John for an information package.

4430 Ross Crescent, West Vancouver $10,600,000

Harvey Kardos Royal LePage Sussex 604-328-3499 www.harveykardos.com

John Kardos Royal LePage Sussex 604-613-4841 www. johnkardos.ca


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Real Estate Professionals - Directory Listings Welcome to our Directory Listings page for the Real Estate Category. Here you’ll find recommended real estate agents and Enhanced Listings for your local area. These pages are a sampling of what you’ll find online via our websites and our social media channels where we tweet out your messages every day. For a complete list of all our featured categories please go to www.WestVancouver.com and/or www.NorthVancouver.com and join us for free today.

Sean Hulscher | Angell Hasman and Associates | 604-671-5313 www.seanhulscher.com Twenty-eight years of helping people move has given me an excellent understanding of what it takes to make the selling of your home a pleasant and profitable experience. When selling, marketing via the internet and print media, plus setting the right price is paramount to getting you the best price.

Ray and Linda Proc | Royal LePage Sussex | 604-644-4623 www.proc.ca Unlike most Realtors Ray & Lynda only list 8-12 properties at one time. Such customer focus means the Procs execute a level of personalized service exceeding all others.

John Kardos | Royal LePage Sussex | 604-613-4841 www.johnkardos.ca John has combined his dedication and experience in making a giant footprint in the luxury real estate market. His ability to listen and understand his clients needs has allowed him to continuously achieve both his clients goals and expectations.

Michelle Vaughan | Royal LePage Sussex | 604-839-3000 www.michellevaughan.ca I believe that there is much more involved in the decision to sell your home or buy a new one than just a sales transaction and I am committed to assisting you in achieving your real estate goals. My years of knowledge will ensure that you get exactly what you are looking for.

Aimee Middleton | Angell Hasman and Associates | 604-805-5383 www.luxurywestvancouverhomes.com Aimee specializes in West Vancouver properties. Her focus is providing clients with a successful and rewarding real estate experience through integrity and dedication. Uniting truly special properties with discerning buyers locally and globally, Aimee strives in offering exceptional client service.

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Wood Rose Hom e s lt d

ExcEptional custom HomE BuildEr & rEnovations 2423 Dundarave Lane, West Vancouver, BC 604-913-0630 www.woodrosehomes.com


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Park Royal Expansion Plans West Vancouver’s Park Royal is hoping to build up support for two new residential towers to be built on the old White Spot lot at Taylor Way and Marine Drive.

“No one is more concerned about traffic at this corner than Park Royal,” said VP Rick Amantea as he addressed the elephant in the room at a recent public information session. Still, this issue, and others like it, are among the talking points being discussed at three separate information sessions being held by mall management in an effort to gauge public feedback about the new proposed development. By the numbers, the plans look to be substantial - but according to developers, these two proposed towers are actually smaller in size than what is allowed via the zoning that is already in place. The mixed-use space also has provisions for residential, retail, office, child care and supportive housing. And when it comes to traffic, commissioned studies suggest that with these new towers, vehicle trips per hour (during weekday PM peak hours) will only increase by 2%, or 85-90 more cars than normal.

Proposed Floor Area and mix of uses

Restaurant, Retail, Office, Residential – approximately 300,00 square feet

Height/Number of floors

East Building: 98.25 m / 27 floors West Building: 42.1 m / 12 floors

Floor Areas

Residential 246,032 sq. ft. Retail 24,903 sq. ft. Vancouver Resource Society (VRS) 7,368 sq. ft. Office 17,824 sq. ft. Childcare 1,744 sq. ft.

Number and type of units

Studio – 8 75 – 1 Bedroom / 23 – 1 Bedroom + Den 130 – 2 Bedroom 5 – 3 Bedroom 10 – Accessible Housing Units (Operated by VRS) 251 – Total Units

Parking

Vehicle Parking Office Residential Residential Visitor Total Secure Bike Parking Bike Valet Service Office/Retail Residential Total

So it’s time to have your say. The public is being invited to participate and give feedback by attending one or more of the following meetings. Jan 31 from 9:30am-12pm at West Van Community Centre Feb 3 from 4-7pm at West Van Community Centre Feb 11 at 6pm, Presentation at 7pm, at St. Anthony’s School - Editor

22 (1/800 sq ft) 251 (1/Residential Unit) 25 (0.1/Residential Unit) 298 80 17 (1/2500 sq ft) 377 (1.5/Residential Unit) 474

Architect

DIALOG

Owner

Park Royal Shopping Centre Holdings

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February 2014 Events Calendar

For a full list of events please visit www.WestVancouver.com and www.NorthVancouver.com BC Home and Garden Show at BC Place FEB 18 - FEB 22 DAILY / NIGHTLY

Real Advice. Real Inspiration. Real Experts. The BC Home + Garden Show is the most trusted resource for every home improvement project, inside and out. With Canada’s favourite home, horticulture and landscaping specialists including HGTV’s Bryan Baeumler and design darling Janette Ewen, seminars and live demos from Vancouver’s culinary masters, and more than 425 exhibitors and features designed to whip any home or garden into shape, there’s innovation, inspiration and expert advice at every turn. www.bchomeandgardenshow.com

Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) at Centennial Theatre FEB 13 - FEB 21 VARIOUS TIMES Driven by a passion for film, culture, and the outdoors, the Vancouver International Mountain Film Festival (VIMFF) Society seeks to advance appreciation of films and film-making. Celebrate the kick-off to VIMFF 2015 with a night dedicated to the North Shore: a special film and presentation by North Shore Search & Rescue followed by the VIMFF Photo Contest Awards World Premiere of ‘Hand of Franklin’. www.vimff.org

Vancouver International Wine Festival - Various Locations FEB 20 - MAR 01 DAILY / NIGHTLY The 2015 Vancouver International Wine Festival will feature 53 events over 8 days. This year, the spotlight is on Australia as the 2015 theme country. Explore the history, evolution and revolution of Australian wine through 55 award-winning wineries. Throughout festival week, winery dinners, wine seminars, the “Savour Australia” lounge party, the gourmet “Restaurant Australia” grazing lunch and trade events will take festival goers on an epicurean journey across Australia. www.vanwinefest.ca

24 Hours of Winter at Grouse Mountain and BC Family Day FEB 7 - FEB 8 AND FEB 9 ALL DAY AND NIGHT

On February 7 & 8th Grouse Mountain will host the 24 Hours of Winter event. The Peak of Vancouver will be open for 24 consecutive hours of winter fun. Activities include a torch relay, skiing, riding, snowshoeing and more. Fun continues for the BC Family Day long weekend too. www.grousemountain.com

Vancouver Chinese New Year in Chinatown SUNDAY FEB 22 11AM

During Chinese New Year, more than 50,000 people line Chinatown streets to watch traditional Lion Dance teams as well as marching bands and dance troops. Pounding drums and firecrackers help ignite the excitement which is fun for the whole family. This year’s parade will celebrate the year of the ram. www.cbavancouver.ca

Brian Evans at Kay Meek Centre West Vancouver SATURDAY FEB 14 8 PM

Presented by Warner Music With Special Guest, King Martin. Crooner Brian Evans returns to the country where his career began. With hits such as At Fenway, I’m a Traveler, and Creature, Brian will take to the stage in British Columbia for the first time in more than a decade. He brings with him a suitcase of music that has been heard on such popular TV shows as So You Think You Can Dance and Drop Dead Diva. VIP Package $75 - includes a CD and photo with Brian - available by phone (604) 981-6335 For more information, please visit Brian’s website. www.brianevans.com

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