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home Top-dressed lawn a real beauty Page 13 taste e sport nter v acation conte s t !! Yogurt sweet and savory Page 31 Comsia World Cup bound Page 43 VernonMakeIt Wednesday, April 24, 2013 52 pages your source for local sports, news, weather and entertainment! Voted Canada’s Best Community Newspaper News wins 6 newspaper awards Martin Millerchip IT was an evening coloured in gold and silver for the North Shore News Saturday night. The 2013 British Columbia Yukon Community Newspaper Awards gala, held at the River Rock Casino Resort in Richmond, saw the paper collect a total of six Ma Murray awards and place as a blue-ribbon finalist for overall excellence. “I am so proud of all of our employees and contributors,” said publisher Doug Foot. “Our content is of a consistent high standard because of their hard work and that was confirmed by the judges tonight.” Trevor Lautens took first place in the Columnist Award. The team of Dee Dhaliwal, Adrian Cunningham and Deana Lancaster took first place for Nourish in the Special Section Award. See Visitors’ page 5 Baby, it’s warm outside photo Devin Manky, Grouse Mountain GRINDER and Coola, orphaned grizzly bears in Grouse Mountain’s Refuge for Endangered Wildlife, check out the weather after five months of hibernation. “The bears appear to be in outstanding condition after a healthy and typical hibernation period,” said wildlife director and veterinarian Dr. Ken Macquisten in a release. Scan with Layar for more photos and video. Dix toughens pipeline stance E PROVINCIAL ALL Jane Seyd THE Tsleil-Waututh Nation is applauding comments made by NDP leader Adrian Dix this week opposing the proposed expansion of the Kinder Morgan pipeline. “Strong leadership is about making tough decisions,” said spokesman Justin George, manager of economic development and former chief of the nation. “The majority of British Columbians oppose (the pipeline) for good reason,” he said. “Jobs (from the project) won’t come to the North Shore but the impacts will. We are left with 110 per cent of that risk with little benefit.” The Tsleil-Waututh, whose North Vancouver territory is directly Tsleil-Waututh pleased with NDP leader’s oil export comments across Burrard Inlet from the terminus of Kinder Morgan’s existing TransMountain pipeline, have long been outspoken in their opposition to the proposal to increase the pipeline’s capacity to carry heavy oil from Alberta’s oil sands through the port for export. If approved, the pipeline expansion could dramatically increase oil tanker traffic in Burrard Inlet, from about 65 tankers a year currently to more than 350 ships. The Tsleil-Waututh have been adamantly opposed to the plan, fearing potential environmental impacts on their traditional territory that has already felt the brunt of industrial port activity. On Monday, Dix also came out against the plan. Previously, the NDP leader has been careful to stress that Kinder Morgan hasn’t yet submitted a formal proposal. But this week, Dix appeared to toughen up against the expansion, saying although he has yet to see the formal plan, as he understands it, the plan “would dramatically transform what the pipeline does” and change it into “a pipeline used to bitumen export.” Said Dix: “I don’t think the Port of Metro Vancouver . . . should become a major oil export port.” Dix’s comments on the Kinder Morgan pipeline were echoed 2013 See Premature page 3 On the prowl again.

North Shore News April 24 2013

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