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live United front Page 13 Sunday, November 11, 2012 travel Mayan cultural adventure Page 34 48 pages sport Argyle ends Royal reign Page 37 Voted Canada’s Best Community Newspaper your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! Father wins dyslexia rights case High court rules special education cuts discriminated against son Jane Seyd A North Vancouver father says he’s elated after winning a landmark court case that ruled the North Vancouver School District discriminated against his dyslexic son. Rick Moore, who began his legal battle 15 years ago, said he hopes the victory will help kids with learning disabilities get the help they need in the public school system. “The win against this district will have repercussions in all school districts,” he said. “They’ll think twice about cutting programs.” At the heart of the case was what responsibility the school system bears to help children with special needs succeed. In a decision handed down Friday morning, the Supreme Court of Canada agreed with Moore that by cutting services to his dyslexic son Jeff and failing to provide alternatives, the North Vancouver School District discriminated against Jeff by making it impossible for him to receive the education guaranteed to all children in B.C. “Adequate special education . . . is not a dispensable luxury,” the highest court ruled. “For those with severe learning disabilities, it is the ramp that provides access to the statutory commitment to education See Outdoor page 11 String of thefts prompts police warning Brent Richter POLICE are warning North Shore residents to be on the alert after a string of crimes in which thieves targeted people they knew were carrying large amounts of cash. There have been at least three similar cases of theft and one case of robbery in North Vancouver and West Vancouver since July, according to WVPD Const. Lisa Schmidtke, all of which involved the victims being followed from currency exchange shops. Investigators believe they could be linked. Police on the North Shore caught on to the bandits’ M.O. after a man and woman were robbed in a quiet residential West Vancouver neighbourhood last Friday afternoon. See Thieves page 9 f so S n E To RIZ P War remembered NEWS photo Cindy Goodman WEST Vancouver’s Roy Wozniak is one of the last surviving RCAF veterans who fought in Dieppe. Seventy years after the battle, the decorated spitfire pilot recounts the harrowing events of that day. See story p. 3. A holiday shopping tradition STARRY NIGHTS & FRI. NOV 16 PARK ROYAL NORTH 7:30PM – 10:30PM WED. NOV 21 PARK ROYAL SOUTH 7:30PM – 10:30PM Get the hottest deals of the season and shop the night away. TICKETS Available at the Guest Services Hubs. $10 each or enjoy both nights for $15. For more details, visit

North Shore News November 11 2012

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