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School expansion plan outrages West Van neighbourhood

British Properties residents say they were not properly informed of the nature and timing of the Collingwood School expansion TODD COYNE S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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ritish Properties residents outraged over a planned private school expansion in their neighbourhood won a loud-fought reprieve Monday night from a District of West Vancouver council ready to move on the project. The Collingwood School’s Morven Drive campus is slated for a complete rebuild; demolishing the cafeteria, the parkade and an old wing of the campus and putting a new 7,000-square-metre wing where the athletics field is today. The new construction will max out the lot’s allowable height and density and that has many of Collingwood’s neighbours angrily claiming they were not informed of the true scope of the project until just two weeks ago. Those neighbours turned out for Monday’s council in considerable volume — both in numbers and decibels — and won an amendment tabled by councillors Craig Cameron and Bill Soprovich to hold at least one public meeting between the school, district staff and residents to discuss potential short- and long-term neighbourhood impacts of the construction before Collingwood’s plans move forward. “The rezoning that allows Collingwood to build to the height that they’re building, the square footage they’re building and to put the buildings where they’re going to put them was approved in the 1980s,” Coun. Cameron told the vocal residents at Monday’s meeting. “That doesn’t give you much comfort, I’m sure, but that’s the fact.” Fellow councillors Mary-Ann Booth, Michael Lewis and Nora Gambioli sided with the residents, each saying explicitly that they too would be upset being next door to

the proposed school expansion, with the latter councillor comparing living next to an expanded Collingwood with living next to a Costco retail store. And it’s not just the eventual finished product that residents are upset about. Many opponents to the project complained about the increase in truck traffic the construction would bring to the neighbourhood during its projected two-year build-out. Speaking to council, Collingwood project manager Harp Hoonjan said he’d be amenable to trying to restrict trucking in the neighbourhood to five days a week, down from the scheduled six, and continue at that reduced pace only if construction could still stay on deadline. So far, West Vancouver has only approved an excava-

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tion permit for the Collingwood site, and the building permit will in all likelihood follow once the school consults with the district and the public in an open forum yet to be scheduled. As part of the Collingwood expansion, the school’s Parent’s wing will be renovated while a new wing for academic, administrative and athletic facilities is constructed atop two levels of underground parking. Collingwood’s student enrolment will not increase with the expansion and remains capped at a maximum 600 students as per a West Vancouver zoning bylaw that could only be changed with public assent. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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Thursday, July 12 from 5pm - 7pm North Vancouver City Hall Atrium (Upper Level) The City is currently working on updating its Resident Parking Policy. The outcome of this project will affect the way the City manages on-street parking in residential areas. The Open House on July 12th is the first of two events where interested stakeholders will have an opportunity to meet with staff and review parking information. The City invites all residents and other stakeholders to attend this Open House to learn more about the project and provide us with feedback about the current Resident Parking Policy. For more information, visit www.cnv.org/Parking.

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Canada Day Celebrations Sunday, July 1st Canada Day Parade & Pancake Breakfast Pancake breakfast from 8am - 9:30am, Parade starts at 9:30am Start your day with a pancake breakfast at Grand Blvd Park and then watch the parade as it goes from 13th Street & Grand Blvd to Mahon Park. More information at www.NorthShoreParade.org. Celebrations at Waterfront Park, Noon - 4pm This popular (and free!) community event appeals to the whole family. Enjoy a great variety of music and entertainment, crafts, face painting, a bouncy castle, mini-golf, a climbing wall, tugboat ballet and more. More information at www.NorthVanCanadaDay.org.

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The Lower Lonsdale Business Association is hosting the 6th Annual Party at the Pier. This maritime celebration includes family-friendly entertainment and activities throughout the weekend. The festival kicks off with a free outdoor concert on Saturday, July 14 at 6:30pm. Join us for a unique blend of jazz, R&B, vintage blues and pop with Les is More, followed by North Shore's very own Lions Gate Sinfonia. On Sunday, July 15 enjoy a full day of fun from 11am - 4pm. Entertainment includes a variety of award-winning musical guests, strolling performers, face painters, balloon creations, mascots, a climbing wall, interpretive tours and more. Tickets for the popular harbour tour onboard the Magic Charm go on sale June 23 at John Braithwaite Community Centre and North Shore Neighbourhood House. An exceptional weekend of entertainment and activity. Complete details at www.cnv.org.


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est Vancouver is installing electric car fill-up stations and will force developers to follow suit. The district will ask the province for $6,500 to buy and install four electric vehicle charging stations and will make developers install the outlets at all future multi-family residential and some larger commercial developments. But Mayor Michael Smith called Monday’s vote of council a step in the wrong direction. “I think we’re rushing out, spending $6,500 to be politically correct, quite frankly,� Mayor Smith said. While the mayor was not clamoring aboard the electric bandwagon, he was not alone either. Coun. Michael Lewis called the staff proposal for two charging stations apiece at the West Vancouver and Gleneagles community centres and the mandatory outlets at new developments “way too vague.� What is unclear, he said, is whether electric vehicle users will have to pay for the power they draw from the district “pumps� or whether it’ll be provided free. And the idea of mandating one outlet for every new multi-family residential unit and at least one for every new commercial development larger than 1,500 square metres doesn’t make sense, Lewis said. “I don’t know why you’d ask a developer to provide for a number of EV [electric vehicle] outlets when everyone who moves into those apartments doesn’t have a car, much less an electric car,� he added. Mayor Smith struck a similar note. “Number one, we don’t even know whether we have any electric vehicles in West Van and it seems to be the ones we do get hit with, if we do have some, they’re avoiding 45-cent-litre gas tax

so why would we provide at a cost of $6,500 a free charging station?� he asked council. “I think the technology is going to be outdated by the time we install it,� he added. While eventually voting in favour of the electric car infrastructure, Coun. Mary-Ann Booth said the district’s focus should instead be on encouraging residents to move away from singleuser transportation towards mass transit and car share programs. Along with Booth, councillors Craig Cameron, Trish Panz, Bill Soprovich and Nora Gambioli won the vote in favour of installing the infrastructure, with the latter calling the decision “a no-brainer.� “It’s in our official community plan to reduce greenhouse gas emissions, it was in our climate action plan of 2010 of which I was co-chair of the committee. It is in our strategic transportation plan, we need to move ahead on this, we need to lead on this,� Gambioli said. In his statement of support for the electric vehicle infrastructure, Coun. Cameron said the cost accrued by future developers to install the outdoor EV outlets would be an “extremely nominal fee,� though no exact figure was available to The Outlook at press time.

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Craig Cameron everything,” Gambioli said. “That committee suggested we need coach houses and I don’t think we need to spend a lot of time and money in going back and consulting again. “My point is we should lead on this. Let’s do it. Let’s make a motion,” she added. There are, however, a few questions still to be resolved as West Vancouver moves ahead with coach houses. Namely, whether those homeowners who already have a secondary suite in their home can also have a coach house, and whether coach houses should be allowed to be owned separately from the main house, effectively subdividing the lot. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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Plans for future of Marine Drive Safeway site revealed Owners of sprawling Ambleside plot announce new grocer by year’s end and free grocery delivery starting now TODD COYNE S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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fter a story in last week’s Outlook about the future of a prime piece of West Vancouver real estate once longtime leaseholders Safeway shutter their flagship Marine Drive grocery store on June 30, the site’s owners and operators of the rival grocery chain IGA told the newspaper Monday about its plans to fast-track the opening of their own store on the site by year’s end. IGA-operators H.Y. Louie Group own the Safeway lot at 1650 Marine Drive and told The Outlook Monday that in an effort to soothe any inconvenience to North Shore shoppers in the interim between Safeway’s closure and the opening of an IGA or Marketplace IGA store, the company will offer free grocery delivery anywhere on the North Shore. From Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove, shoppers at either one of the North Vancouver or West Vancouver Marketplace IGA stores can now place their grocery orders of $25 or more instore and arrange a time for free delivery, allowing residents the freedom of shopping on lunch breaks or buying more than they could otherwise carry home. This service is in addition to the current phone-in delivery service for seniors and those with mobility problems that runs only one to two days per week. The announcement was made to The Outlook after the closure of the Marine Drive Safeway store took many Ambleside-area shoppers by surprise and left District of West Vancouver council and planning staff scratching their heads about the future of the site as no requests for permits to build on the soon-to-bevacant lot have been received. New H.Y. Louie-IGA spokesman and director of marketing, Mark McCurdy, also revealed the company’s plans for the 1650 Marine Drive site in an interview with The Outlook on Monday. “We have IGA and we have Marketplace IGA; we’re just not sure which banner we’ll put in there yet,” McCurdy said, adding that leasing the property to a competitor is off the table this time around. “It’s kind of one of those things where we really want to make sure we get out on the right foot with the community.”

FOOD FORECAST - After Safeway closes its doors June 30, either an IGA or IGA Marketplace store will replace it. Outlook files

It’s a lesson McCurdy said H.Y. Louie learned last summer when the company came close to getting approval for one of two massive mixed-use development proposals for the site before both plans were rejected during public consultations over residents’ concerns about obstructed views of the waterfront. The two options presented to District of West Vancouver council at the time both included a 41,000-square-foot underground grocery store, 16,800 square feet of ground-level retail and office space and between 144 and 154 residential units. The only difference between the two designs was in their residential buildings, with one option proposing a 15-storey tower and the other 10 storeys. But while those two concepts for the site were quashed indefinitely, the H.Y. Louie spokesman said the company will not give up altogether on redeveloping the site in the future to include residential and

more retail space, but those plans are now years away. “If the building and the tower had gone through, I’d imagine it’d be a two- to three-year build-out for something that massive,” McCurdy said. “So now we’re turning around and saying, ‘Okay, we’ve got to open up this store as quickly as possible for the benefit of everyone.’ “It’s a very, very, very tight timeframe but we think we owe it to everybody to get a store back up and running right away,” he added. Once Safeway closes its doors Saturday, the grocer will have until the end of July to clear out its stock and property. Then H.Y. Louie will hire a company to conduct hazardous materials testing in the building to determine the presence of potential environmental toxins like asbestos and remove them if necessary. “That usually takes us a couple

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Plus, Since teaching young kids at Norgate, his daughter Courtney was among the WVSS grad Xwalacktun has become an internationally class at the commencement ceremony. renowned artist with carving works worldwide and â&#x20AC;&#x153;[It was] kind of a magic moment,â&#x20AC;? says Hicks. was recently honoured with the Order of B.C. A week earlier Hicks delivered a speech to the â&#x20AC;&#x153;But he was kind enough to do some of the First grads. During the address, he talked about the rapid Nations projects weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done here,â&#x20AC;? says Hicks. speed of change during their time in school. Sahplek (Bob Baker), the districtâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s First Nations â&#x20AC;&#x153;Quite different from your parents years when cultural consultant, someone heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s known for years, they went to school. Yours has been a world of has also played a key role. lightening fast, and often exciting wold changing In the past few years there have been several events â&#x20AC;&#x201D; both in change that has happened around teaching and ceremonial initiatives in West Van you and the incorporation of this change into your schools, including students and staff working with school life.â&#x20AC;? artists on carving projects, storytelling by Squamish During the last 34 years Hicks has witnessed a elders and the renaming of Gleneagles elemenlot of change too in students and schooling â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and tary with a new First Nations name, Gleneaglesoftentimes heâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s been one of the catalysts. Châ&#x20AC;&#x2122;axay. When he began his teaching career at Norgate The initiatives have been enthusiastically received elementary in 1978 it was a feeder school for by students, teachers and First Nations members. Squamish Nation students, but he felt there At his retirement party last week, a large contingent wasnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t enough relevant curriculum for them. So from the Squamish Nation attended and showed he brought in a young First Nation artist named their appreciation for the work Xwalacktun (huh-LACK-tun) to editor@northshoreoutlook.com Hicks had done by presenting teach the kids to carve. Hicks twitter.com/justinbeddall him with a ceremonial blanket also noticed that some First and drumming a song for him. Nations parents whoâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;d attended It was a great honour for Hicks, residential schools were relucJUSTIN BEDDALL Âť EDITOR who was also given an elaborate tant to come to the school, so figure board carving by Xwalacktun and his own he went and visited them on the reserve, striking drum. â&#x20AC;&#x153;It was meaningful for me.â&#x20AC;? up friendships that he still maintains today. Later, â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve met a lot of really fine people through the in 1979, Norgate became the first school to offer years and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve stayed in touch and weâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve done Squamish instead of French as a language option some things over here.â&#x20AC;? with the help of Squamish-speaking teacher Louis Hicks ended his graduation speech to the grad Miranda. As his career progressed, Hicks took on class wishing that all their dreams come true as they new projects and programs, got his masterâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s degree begin a new chapter in their livs. And soon Hicks and moved up the ranks from teacher to vice prinwill begin his own new chapter. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Iâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;m certainly excitcipal and principal to director of HR and school ed. I certainly enjoyed everything we did here.â&#x20AC;? operations and later assistant superintendent. In the late 1980s, Hicks moved to the West

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Experience urban angling at its best on the North Shore. Cast a line from the shores of the mighty Capilano River — teeming with chinook and coho salmon from now until late fall. A prime access point is downstream from the Capilano River Hatchery where a network of trails branch off towards the water. Or head to Horseshoe Bay and try trolling for myriad salmon species in Howe Sound. The boating specialists at Sewell’s Marina (www.sewellsmarina.com) can set you up with a fishing charter, leaving you to sit back and focus on finding that elusive big fish. Amateur anglers might have better luck at Rice Lake – a well-stocked, serene fishing hole in the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve, cradled by a lush forest of Douglas fir and western red cedar trees. Reeling in the rainbow trout off the elongated dock at tranquil Rice Lake is a summer tradition for many families. A map with directions to


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OCEANSIDE EATS PIER 7

LoLo’s PIER 7 restaurant has taken al fresco dining to a whole new level in North Vancouver – two levels, in fact – boasting a pair of new patios just a stone's throw from the ocean. From your seat at this summer’s most buzzed-about haunt, prepare to feast your eyes on the sweeping 180-degree views of the Vancouver skyline and the adjacent bustling port. Perfectly paired with the vistas is the West Coastinspired menu, of course. The PIER 7 tower is a must-try: Dungeness crab, oysters, prawns, tuna tataki and chilled mussels; add lobster if you are feeling extra indulgent. PIER 7 executive chef Dino Renaerts – he’s been at the helm of some of Vancouver’s finest dining establishments – has crafted yet another well-honed wine and libation list. Calling all SeaBus commuters: detour to PIER 7’s lively bar at least once this summer and unwind with ginger sangria or a dark & stormy – and a dazzling sunset. Afterwards, a stroll in Shipbuilders’ Square is a natural aperitif. More info: pierseven.ca.

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BAR METHOD IN WEST VANCOUVER

Graceful sweating – it’s the latest celebrity workout craze known as The Bar Method. But be forewarned: this isn’t your ordinary prance around the studio. And, yes, you will become hooked. West Vancouver is home to one of only two Bar Methods in Canada. This ballet-inspired, one-hour workout incorporates stretching, weights and barre exercises. As simple as that sounds, the movements are small but intense, and muscle shaking is almost guaranteed. Sculpted arms, flat abs, a lifted seat and elongated thighs will be your reward. That is if you can tune out your inner Black Swan demons. West Vancouver Bar Method owner Carolyn Williams explains why she feels spoiled to have found this exercise. “I think the biggest thing is that it works and you feel your body getting stronger,” she says. “It wasn’t an exercise I felt I could plateau in.” The Ambleside studio offers a spa-like experience with neutral colours and a large airy studio that looks out to the ocean. For $80, new clients can have unlimited access to The Bar Method for a month. More info: west vancouver.barmethod.com

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LISTEN TO THE CRICKETS NORGATE FIELD

Tales of war and other strife often overshadow the camaraderie that exists between nations. Turn off the TV on Sundays and catch a harmonious blending of sport and cultures. It’s called cricket, and it’s been a staple at Norgate Park in North Vancouver since 1954. Matches run Saturday and Sunday afternoons between noon-6:30 p.m., leaving the window for cricket watching wide open. This civilized sport also sees players break for a spot of tea midway through the game. Just be sure to bone up on the rules before you head to the pitch, as cricket

can be confusing to the lay spectator. “The game demands many skills — certainly athleticism and stamina — but also quite a bit of strategy and so is very enjoyable to watch for both new and experienced observers,” says Rajiv Jhangiani, president of the North Shore Cricket Club. Just across Capilano Road, also on the weekends, expats from Zimbabwe, South Africa, England, New Zealand, East India and Pakistan converge at Hugo Ray Park, home of the West Vancouver Cricket Club and a licensed clubhouse where Jamaican patties and pies are among the offerings.

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ADOLESCENT ADRENALINE NORTH VANCOUVER

School’s out for the summer! It’s time for teens to blow off some steam. We’re lucky on the North Shore to have natural amusement at our doorstep, and where owning a mountain bike is a local birthright. So pick a mountain, any mountain – Seymour, Cypress, Fromme – and get riding. Your kids could also be climbing the walls this summer – in a good way. There are 15,000 square feet of rock climbing combinations inside The Edge Climbing Centre in North Vancouver. Check out edgeclimbing.com for more information. There are other adrenalinepacked activities for those keen on keeping their feet planted on the ground. If you’re 12 years old, congratulations, you have met North Shore Paintball’s (nspaintball.ca) basic requirement. But it might be handy to have some sleuthing skills in your back pocket to avoid being the first one pummeled by paint. Relax, moms, the paints are non-toxic: they are water and vegetable oil-based. Who knew? continued, PAGE 12

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TAKE A HIKE NORTH SHORE

Werenâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t one of the 262 diehard runners picked in the Knee Knackering race lottery this year? The annual 48-km foot race along the BadenPowell Centennial Trail from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove is July 14. However, you have the entire summer to explore the North Shoreâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s most celebrated and trampled trail. The terrain is varied: there are majestic mountain peaks to climb and tranquil streams to meander alongside. At the western end of the trail, Black Mountain summit (3940 ft.) in Cypress Provincial Park is the highest point in the hike. Beautifully condensed Baden Powell Trail experiences include Lynn Canyon Park, and Deep Coveâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Quarry Rock â&#x20AC;&#x201C; where the trail culminates with a spectacular burst of scenery on a high bluff overlooking Indian Arm. To keep you on the right path, there are bright orange, diamond-shaped markers attached to trees. If you are ambitious enough to hike long sections of the trail make sure you know what you are signing up for before lacing those hiking boots. Be sure to check North Shore Rescueâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website for the 10 essentials to pack for a trek in the trails: northshorerescue.com/education/what-tobring.

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CELEBRATE FIRST NATIONS CULTURE NORTH SHORE

Takaya Tours (takayatours.com) offers a guided ancestral journey along the Indian Arm coastline by canoe or kayak. Guides from the Coast Salish Nation sing songs, tell legends and point out ancient village sites. Once back on shore at Whey-Ah-Whichen, more commonly known as Cates Park, head to the concession stand for a legendary Wallyâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Burger. Youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ve earned it, after all that paddling. First Nations art tells a colourful story. Visiting the Khot-La-Cha Art Gallery and Gift Shop (khot-la-cha.com) is an experience in itself. Traditional masks, prints, gold and silver jewelry, wood carvings, textiles and clothing â&#x20AC;&#x201C; many produced by local First Nation artists â&#x20AC;&#x201C; are displayed in a distinctive longhouse-style building. Grouse Mountain will host a Uniquely B.C. Adventures day camp every Friday this summer. Kids spend the day with a Squamish Nation elder who will lead the group in song, arts and crafts, and storytelling in the Hiwus Feasthouse, situated on the shores of Blue Grouse Lake. Call Grouse Mountain guest services for more information: 604-980-9311.

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CHECK OUT A SPLASHY EVENT NORTH SHORE WINTER CLUB

Usually, you donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t hope for an event to flop. But this is an exception. On July 7, the World Championship Belly Splash 2012 takes place at the North Shore Winter Club. Expect campy costumes, funny team names (The Four Flying Wedgies, for example) big splashes and over-the-top fun. â&#x20AC;&#x153;A lot of fabulous entertainment,â&#x20AC;? said event producer Pat Riccardi,

who has been putting on bellyflop competitions as way back as the 1970s, when he started at the Bayshore Hotel and then later moved to North Vancouverâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Coach House pool. Most importantly, the splashy event is a fundraiser for Autism Society of B.C. and the C.H.I.L.D. Foundation. Celebrity judges will score the splashers and cannonballers on categories that include wildest costume, form and splash, best mid-air pose, team formation, board approach, style, water entrance and splash height. And the pool isnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t the only place youâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;ll find the action: there will also be prizes, an auction, 50/50 draw and halftime entertainment. The event goes July 7 at noon at the North Shore Winter Club pool. For info, go to bellysplash.com.

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FLY HIGH

GROUSE MOUNTAIN

Tired of seeing things from street level? Of course you are! This summer, get a new perspective on things with new heli tours offered by Grouse Mountain and Blackcomb Aviation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grouse Mountain is constantly seeking new ways to enhance outdoor experiences for visitors and locals alike,â&#x20AC;? said Grouse Mountain general manager Michael Cameron. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Blackcomb Aviationâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s deep ties to the Sea-toSky community together with their longstanding reputation for safe, service-focused flight tours will help us showcase our unique natural surroundings in new and imaginative ways.â&#x20AC;? Those interested in taking a heli tour have a handful of options for their trip. The Crown Mountain tour, for instance, takes travellers to the peaks of Crown and Goat mountains, while the Coastal Scenic Tour showcases the North Shore mountains, English Bay, Stanley Park and downtown Vancouver. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Grouse Mountain Resort is a unique four season destination known the world over for its spectacular natural setting and wide range of services and activities,â&#x20AC;? commented Sacha McLean, CEO of Blackcomb Aviation. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Our mandate is twofold â&#x20AC;&#x201C; to provide the most diverse, well-priced range of sightseeing tours possible and to make every guestâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s flight experience a memorable one.â&#x20AC;? The tours started June 1 and will end for the season on Sept. 30. Trips start at 11 a.m. and run until dusk seven days a week, weather permitting. To book a trip, or get more information, call 604-980-9311 or visit blackcombaviation.com. Some tours require pre-booking and passenger minimums do apply.


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Festival organizer named citizen of the year The fundraising success of the Dundarave Festival of Lights — money given to the festival in two streams: $110 to sponsor a Christmas tree on the beach plus a donation to the shelter — is indicative of the community’s understanding that homelessness is not just a symptom of the Downtown Eastside. When they started out, says Mary, some people were SEAN KOLENKO surprised to learn funds from the event were being given S TA F F R E P O RT E R to the shelter. Others were surprised there was a shelter hen the husband and wife team of Mary and on the North Shore. But over time, the reality of homeMichael Markwick first decided they’d organize lessness in the area has become more accepted, she says. the Dundarave Festival of Lights, Mary figAnd so has an understanding that the stereotypical picured the money raised at the event would help buy some ture of homelessness — the addict — isn’t representative of socks and blankets for the Lookout Society’s North Shore all who find themselves on the streets. Shelter. “It’s our brothers, sisters, cousins, aunts,” says Mary. But after four years at the helm of the festival, Mary’s “They need to be taken care of.” watched the event reach well beyond those modest, albeit In addition to these social justice concerns, support of important, early forecasts. The annual gathering — held the arts is also a core tenet of the festival. Each year, a over four Saturdays each December — has evolved into host of performers, from school choirs to 13th century many things: a celebration of the arts, a popular commufolk dancers, descend on a stage erected on Dundarave nity building initiative and an increasingly powerful fundBeach. raiser in the quest to end homelessness. Through a non-profit entity called the Dundarave In 2008, the festival raised $25,000 and helped get the Festival of Lights Society, organizers have been able to shelter-based chef program, the apply to the federal government for North Shore Culinary School, various grants. In 2010, for instance, started. The program has thrived the Department of Canadian ever since and is planning an Heritage gave them $45,000. In expansion. In 2009 and 2010 2011, another cheque came, this respectively, another $25,000 was one for $41,000, every cent of raised. which went to the performers. Last Christmas, however, proved WEST VAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE “It’s great to encourage the arts the most successful yet. When the with these grants,” says Mary. final tally was done, slightly more “And to be able to pay them what they’re worth — let than $30,000 was collected. And this year, the money’s them sing for strangers, reach out to the public and out of been used to a new end — the hiring of a tenant support their own gymnasiums.” worker at the shelter. The job, says the Lookout’s commuWith all that work invested, and five kids at home to nity liaison worker, allows shelter staff to better help resitake care of, it’s no surprise Mary was named the West dents transition from the shelter to independent living. Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Citizen of the Year. “It’s an important position,” Mary says. It’s an honour, Mary admits. But she’s quick to men“Amazing,” husband Michael adds. tion all the support the festival is given by partners such “The community is stepping up for this transitional as Arc’teryx and Pacific Arbour each year. The work is far worker,” Mary finishes, “it’s way more than we ever from a solitary exercise. thought.”

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Dundarave Festival of Lights organizer Mary Markwick. Sean Kolenko photo

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“It’s wonderful. The attention goes to the citizens of the year but there are all these people that help with the festival,” she says. “I’m not doing it myself.” As for what the future may bring for the festival, both Mary and Michael aren’t sure. The model works. Partners are happy. And people are being helped. “People are making the connections. They see that the money is going to something — the shelter,” says Mary. “People are coming to us asking if they can be involved. It’s neat to see all the different angles come together. It’s not just a marketing exercise, it’s a social justice exercise.” Next winter’s Dundarave Festival of lights will celebrate West Vancouver’s centennial. For a full breakdown of 2012’s scheduled performers or to make a donation, visit dundaravefestival.com.

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Brewing up innovation Village Taphouse general manager Colin Denton named young entrepreneur of the year.

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he secret to running a successful B&B? Treat your guests as relatives. Gwen and Jim MacLean-Cruickshank know from experience. Before opening a B&B at their West Vancouver home, they were constantly having relatives stay with them. Gwen’s family is from Prince Edward Island, so when they came, Jim, who has a history degree, loved playing tour guide with their guests. “Vancouver is a great city to show off and the North Shore is an extra special part of it,” he says. The couple seemed to have a knack for making visitors feel comfortable and when a neighbour commented about how much they seemed to love entertaining, they got thinking about a business idea. They decided to open their own B&B, Bay View at Green Gables. At the time, Jim was in the telecommunications industry and Gwen was a teacher. “We discovered we liked this better,” says Jim. That was 16 years ago. Since then, they’ve welcomed — and in many cases re-welcomed — guests from more than 80 different countries. The five-star B&B has garnered many accolades, including top marks in Frommers guide to Pacific Northwest B&Bs. And last week the couple earned the West Vancouver Chamber’s home-based business of the year award. “People are coming back time and time again,” says Gwen. “We really enjoy it, both of us love people and both of us love travel.” Before guests check in, Gwen finds out about the their interests so they can offer custom-tailored ideas on things to see or visit or places to eat or shop. A former teacher, she also likes to help people learn more about the local history of the area. Many guests arrive through referrals. One Dutch traveller arrived in West Vancouver with his son after being told about the tranquil West Vancouver B&B by another tourist when he was visiting the Iguazu waterfalls in Brazil. “Word of mouth is

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ot having a business in West Vancouver wasn’t enough to stop Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities from taking home the Business of the Year Award from the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. While the retirement home operator won’t have a physical presence in the district until its 130-suite Westerleigh Retirement Residence opens at 22nd Street and Marine Drive next year, the company’s presence has been felt in other ways. Not the least of which is through the organization’s charitable work and through sponsorship of cultural events like the Harmony Arts Festival and the Coho Festival. Pacific Arbour donates an estimated $300,000 annually to about 70 organizations and events, primarily in West Vancouver and the North Shore. “We’ve got deep roots in the community because we’ve been sponsoring a number of arts and culture events on the North Shore for many years,” said Pacific Arbour marketing manager Katy Couvell. “And then there’s also the way we approached obtaining our development permit and talking to our clients for the Westerleigh residence. We actually held a series of focus groups to talk to our potential clients about what kind of services they would be looking for and how we could adapt our typical program for the West Vancouver market.” When it opens next summer, the Westerleigh will mark 13 years of growth for Pacific Arbour, totalling 529 seniors suites on the North Shore. Additionally, the company will donate 3,000 square feet of its Marine Drive frontage at the Westerleigh to Capilano University’s

Rainer Muller (right) and Peter Gaskill of Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities. Gladys Lee photo

Eldercollege program, establishing the school’s first-ever West Vancouver campus. The volunteer-run Eldercollege program is an educational program geared towards retirees and has become an important community asset for learning and socializing. “While there still might be some people in West Vancouver who don’t know who we are,” Couvell said, “we do have deep threads in the community.” —Todd Coyne

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or its work promoting natural organic products under the banner “Caring about our Communities and our Environment,” the Whole Foods Market at Park Royal shopping centre has won the West Vancouver Chamber of Commerce’s Green Business of the Year Award. Entering its eighth year at the Park Royal mall, West Van’s Whole Foods boasts a laundry list of green initiatives that happen instore and out in the community. One of the more ambitious earth-friendly in-store initiatives ramping up right now is a plastic bag reduction program that aims to reduce the use of plastic to wrap things like Geoff Croll of British Pacific Properties (left) produce to 10 per cent of its current use by presents Marty Payne of Whole Foods the Green September. To do so, the company has been Business of the Year award. Gladys Lee photo encouraging customers to use the available paper bags which can be recycled or the paid hour or so every four months to go out in reusable mesh bags the store has been giving a group and clean up garbage in the community, away for free. most recently at Ambleside Beach. “Plastic actually can decay your vegetables There’s also a year-round bike-to-work profaster,” said Whole Foods’ in-store educator gram. Debbie Barnes. “Because vegetables are living, “How that works is that team members who breathing, they give off gas and if you don’t have cycle to work 15 out of 20 shifts get a $20 gift holes it speeds up decay. Personally I use the card,” Barnes said. “We also offer deeply dismesh bag and I find that my lettuce lasts way counted bus passes for team members.” longer.” Whole Foods Markets also offer garden-buildThe 2012 green biz of the year also runs a free ing grants for local schools, Barnes added. battery-recycling program in conjunction with “In our neighbourhood we’ve handed out West Vancouver secondary and uses a compregrants of about $1,000 each to several schools hensive compost and recywanting to build gardens cling service that has allowed — a couple schools in West the store to cut its weekly Vancouver, about a dozen garbage pickup requirement in Vancouver, a couple in from three times a week to North Vancouver and even once. in Nanaimo.” Outside the store, West —Todd Coyne Van Whole Foods employWEST VAN CHAMBER OF COMMERCE ees are encouraged to take a

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Harbourside include between 700-800 units of residential space â&#x20AC;&#x201D; about 100 of which will be rental apartments â&#x20AC;&#x201D; and 372,000 square feet earmarked for commercial interests. About 35,000 square feet of that is planned for the service industry, while the remaining area is envisioned as office space. A hotel and seniors building will be built by Knightsbridge. At the meeting, Clark implored councillors to take into consideration the other developments happening across the municipality. He said the city is â&#x20AC;&#x153;under siegeâ&#x20AC;? with construction and a reprieve from more building is needed. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Developers are running amok on Lonsdale,â&#x20AC;? he said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;Look at the cranes. The bottom line is we have to say no to residential at Harbourside. Itâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s as simple as that.â&#x20AC;? But, countered Coun. Guy Heywood, if development on Harbourside is approved, whatâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s being built now will not interfere with Concertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans because the company has indicated they will use a phased construction plan that will take up to 10 years to complete. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is the beginning of a long road, and we shouldnâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t be afraid to talk about this,â&#x20AC;? Heywood said. â&#x20AC;&#x153;This is 10 years out, the bumps on Lonsdale will be done before this.â&#x20AC;? Prior to Mondayâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s meeting, Concert Properties had committed to a host of traffic mitigating schemes including: a commitment to a free shuttle service to Lonsdale Quay, co-op cars, a bike share program and a potential water taxi service. Also included in their plans is underground parking. In April, Seaspan supported Concertâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s plans for Harbourside. Jonathan Whitworth, Seaspan CEO, said the people his company plans to hire to build ships as part of the National Shipbuilding Procurement Strategy will need a place to live and as such sees this development as â&#x20AC;&#x153;positive.â&#x20AC;? Whitworthâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s only suggestion to Concert was to have a commercial building placed on the western edge of the site to provide a buffer between Seaspanâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s shipyards and the residences. Concert has agreed to that provision. As part of the OCP amendment process, the city will require the developers to enter into a covenant that will ensure traffic and parking studies are done to the cityâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s satisfaction, as well as other traffic demand measures, a detailed plan for Kings Mill Park and a suitable phasing plan for construction. skolenko@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/seankolenko


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expansion process, our goal is to negotiate mutually agreeable arrangements with individual landowners if they are impacted by our expansion plans.” It’s too early to know what the proposed routing is and what properties might be impacted, she said, noting factors to be considered include urban development, geography, such as rivers and steep mountains, and locations between highways and railroads. “In lots of areas it’s not going to be practical to route within the existing right of way,” she said, adding one possibility the company may look at is running the sections of new pipeline within other transportation or utility corridors. Its NEB application late next year will provide a general idea of where the pipeline may run, she said, noting it will be applying for a 150-metre (492-foot) wide corridor. That would be wide enough to fit the length of a CFL football field, including end zones. It would be another year, around late 2014, before the specifics of the route are determined. In addition to modifications to its pump stations and Westridge Terminal, capacity at its Burnaby tank farm would also need to be doubled. No rezoning would be required, Hobenshield said, as it would take place within the existing site either by building on undeveloped areas or replacing smaller tanks with larger ones. “We will work with the city to provide them with the information that they want or need through their permit application process, but as a strictly speaking federally-regulated entity we don’t [need their approval].” In the next couple of weeks, the company will make a commercial tolling application, seeking NEB approval of its fee, or tolling, structure for the post-expansion pipeline, essentially asking it to approve the fees on the agreements it signed in the fixed contracts. If it receives all the required approvals, Kinder Morgan will spend $4 billion and two years building the expansion, which would then go into service in late 2017. The company will provide updates along the way at www. transmountain.com and answer questions from the public at info@transmountain.com and 866-514-6700. newsroom@northshoreoutlook.com

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In the Matter of Part 3.1 (Administrative Forfeiture) of the Civil Forfeiture Act [SBC 2005, C. 29] the CFA NOTICE IS HEREBY GIVEN THAT: On May 8, 2012, at Lougheed Highway, Pitt Meadows, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: 2006 Pontiac Montana, BCLP 109 PSJ, VIN 1GMDV33L16D248443, on or about 12:39 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was a warrant authorized by the court pursuant to the Criminal Code of Canada to seize evidence in respect of an offence under the Criminal Code of Canada s. 342(1)(c) (Theft, forgery, etc. of credit card). Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1063, is subject to forfeiture under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by

the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website accessible online at www.pssg.gov.bc.ca/ civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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Exposed Aggregate

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16” x 16 16 16”

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