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home Eclectic decor tops trends Page 13 Wednesday, January 30, 2013 44 pages taste Chowder a real charmer Page 27 sport Wild swings of Davis Cup Page 33 Voted Canada’s Best Community Newspaper your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! 3rd N. Shore riding includes North Burnaby North Vancouver split in two, though exactly where remains confusing Brent Richter THE North Shore is poised to have three MPs in Ottawa after the next federal election, including one tasked with representing both North Burnaby and the eastern side of the North Shore. The Federal Electoral Boundaries Commission issued its final report Monday on how the province’s ridings should be redrawn to make room for six new seats in Parliament. Elections Canada seeks to keep every riding at a population of about 105,000 residents according to census data tracked every 10 years. In its report, the borders of the West Vancouver-Sunshine Coast-Sea to Sky Country riding remain roughly the same, minus the 20,000 or so voters in Powell River, who will now join a north Vancouver Island riding. North Vancouver however will now by split in two along the western bank of the Seymour River, according to the report. However, the map on the commission website shows the new riding’s western boundary as Lynn Creek. Burnaby North-Seymour goes as far south as Lougheed Highway in Burnaby. The change is not going over well with the New Democrat MP who would See MP’s page 3 Police seek witness to WV assault and robbery WEST Vancouver police have arrested two youths for a weekend assault and robbery, but an unidentified witness to the incident may hold the key to nabbing more suspects. Two young men were in the midst of the attack at 12th Street and Kings Avenue around 9 p.m. Friday when a woman drove by in a white pickup truck, according to police. The woman yelled at the group, likely bringing a stop to the assault and scaring off the attackers. They left the scene in a black vehicle, possibly a BMW. “She disturbed the attack and the youth fled. We have arrested two youths in conjunction with this but we do believe there could be possible outstanding people in relation to this file,” said Const. Tammy Khorram, West Vancouver Police Department spokeswoman. The assailants, a 15 year old and 16 year old, have been charged with robbery and assault causing bodily harm. They cannot be named under the Youth Criminal Justice Act. The West Vancouver Police Department are asking for the female driver of the white pickup truck or anyone else that has information about this crime to call police at 604-925-7300. — Brent Richter Making change NEWS photo Mike Wakefield MILO Prentice, 7, a Grade 2 student at St. Alcuin College in North Vancouver, is collecting pennies for We Create Change, a campaign of Free the Children to provide clean water for life to 100,000 people worldwide. North Shore residents with penny collections are invited to drop them off at the school, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver by Feb. 4. On the prowl again.

North Shore News January 30 2013

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