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Street food taste test points to the future

Deana Lancaster [email protected] LAST week, I jumped at the chance to take part in the taste test judging panel that would help the City of Vancouver hand out street vending permits for 2012.

DIY projects inspire

- DIY Furniture, by Christopher Stuart (Laurence King Publishers, 145 pages) $27.95. MAKING your own furniture doesn't have to mean a bookcase made of boards and concrete blocks.

SPCA looking for animal lovers

CALLING all North Shore animal lovers. The BC SPCA's West Vancouver Branch is looking for residents from the North Shore to sit on a community council to help achieve the society's mission of protecting animals.

Here are some little energy-saving tips

- Electronic devices continue to consume "phantom" or standby power even when not being used, adding five to 10 per cent to your energy bill.

What's going on for seniors

NOTICES Getting to Know You: All community members 55+ are invited to join the Lynn Valley Seniors' Association for a wine and appetizers social evening Thursday, March 1, 7-9 p.m.

Yoga fundraiser supports arthritis research

CIELO English thought she was alone. Diagnosed with arthritis at age 19, the now 39-year-old has long battled the disease. "It took a couple of years actually before I was diagnosed," the North Vancouver resident says.

It's time to think about RRSP contributions

THE Feb. 29 deadline for contributing for 2011 is almost here. After that the interest in RRSPs tends to fade for another year. So make sure you organize your plan(s) most effectively now.

Report suggests sweeping changes

IN 2008, B.C. ombudsperson Kim Carter launched a systematic investigation into seniors care issues in the province

Be aware of the warning signs

REGISTERED Psychologist Cara Zaskow answers our Questions about bullying.

Our dogs' ancestors victimized by tar sands

Canine Connection