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West Van mayor delays position on pipeline Michael Smith says he needs more info before deciding about a pipeline that could bring five times more tankers to West Van waters MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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very West Vancouver council member except the mayor voted to immediately voice opposition to Kinder Morgan’s plan to increase oil tanker traffic in the Port of Vancouver by twinning its Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby. Unlike the district’s councillors, Mayor Michael Smith called for more information about the proposed pipeline before making his decision. “I’m not speaking in favour of oil spills, I’m not even speaking in favour of this Kinder Morgan project because I don’t know enough about it. It’s beyond my area of expertise,” Smith said at a council meeting on July 23, stressing that council has time to learn more about the project before late next year, when Kinder Morgan says it will fill out an application with the National Energy Board about route and construction plans for the pipeline. “A few years ago, I was selling for

months upon years. We didn’t have any local product at all. It all came from Japan and Russia - basically from Asia - because there was no local product available,” said Smith, who owns M.R.Smith Limited, a wholesale distributor for Imperial Oil and ExxonMobil in the Lower Mainland and Fraser Valley. “[We] should wake up and look at the world economic situation. The reality is that our country is better off than Europe, better off than the U.S., better off than Japan. But the reality is that our federal government, most of our provinces, are deep in debt. Somebody has to create economic wealth to make the wheels go round.” But the rest of council would like the mayor to tell elected officials, including the prime minister and premier, as well as Kinder Morgan, the district strongly opposes the increase in oil tanker traffic the new pipeline would bring. Kinder Morgan announced in April that it will seek approval to twin its Trans

Mountain pipeline, and increase its current 300,000-barrel-per-day capacity to as much as 850,000. The number of tankers filling up in Burnaby could hit 360 in 2016, five times more than the record 69 crude tankers in 2010. This would mean many more oil-filled ships would be passing through West Van waters. “I think we all believed that this could never happen here,” said Coun. Trish Panz, while holding up a photo of a 1970s oil spill she explained damaged the Ambleside shoreline. “The risk is there and I’m certainly strongly opposing this expansion.” Coun. Craig Cameron said the West Van marine environment would suffer even if there isn’t an oil spill because of pollution created by tankers. “West Vancouver as a community has specifically chosen not to have heavy or light industry in the community for lifestyle reasons. It seems to me to be highly

unfortunate having made that careful choice to now be subjected to the risk of catastrophic or ongoing environmental damage from oil spills and increasing shipping.” Council voted to tell Kinder Morgan it must provide West Vancouver with the amount equal to the projected clean up cost of the worst-case oil spill, show how it plans to clean up a spill if one does occur and identify the damage more tankers will have on the local environment. But Smith said council should proceed with caution when voicing its opposition to the project because gasoline has become a staple for many people, especially those who drive. “It’s a good thing the West Van council of 1912 did not speak out against oil tanker traffic in the harbour or we’d still be lighting our lamps by whale oil and using canoes as transportation. The reality is freighters have been moving in and out of these waters for over 90 years.” mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com

Decade-old cell tower policy revamped Jump in mobile phone use causes carriers to seek coverage increase MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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the common anti-inflammatory Aspirin can add to the effects of anticoagulants, also known as blood thinners, possibly leading to a lowered ability to form blood clots — not a good state to be in if you have a fall or a car accident. Introduced in 2007 PharmaNet, a database administered by the BC Ministry of Health and the College of Pharmacists, keeps track of all medications prescribed to BC residents. It’s available to pharmacists, hospitals, mental health facilities and some general practitioners. It also stores important information about allergies, medical conditions as well as MSP numbers. PharmaNet helps prevent duplicate prescriptions and is especially useful when someone is admitted to hospital or relocates to a different B.C. community. As a central source of information, it allows pharmacists to assess all the medications prescribed to one person and to flag any potential incompatibilities. What you can do While it’s reasonable to expect health care providers and pharmacists to make sure we’re not given any unnecessary medications, as health care consumers we are also responsible for our own health. Making sure we know what medications we’re taking and why we’re taking them is the most important way to prevent complications that can result from taking too many medications. The following suggestions may help: Keep a tab on the tablets. Maintain an up to date medication list is the first step – that includes supplements and herbal remedies. Place a copy of this list in your wallet so you can refer to it during visits to your doctor or in case of emergency. Get to know the drugs you’re taking. Most medications come with a fact sheet; even when you’re refilling a prescription give this sheet a

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New village centre planned for Capilano and Marine One of the North Shore’s busiest areas could be in for a major makeover, including a new community centre and shops MICHAELA GARSTIN S TA F F R E P O RT E R

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oday the neighbourhood around Capilano Road and Marine Drive is lacking parks, meeting spots and a defined town square. But a major overhaul of the area will change that with the construction of new shops and a community centre. The heavily trafficked area is being dubbed the Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre, and could soon have a more “neighbourly” feel like the Lower Lonsdale and the Lynn Valley town centres if development goes according to plan. The heart of the village, containing a community centre and coffee shops, would be built around Fullerton Avenue and Capilano Road, a few blocks north of Marine Drive. Because of the design, going for a stroll or meeting up with friends isn’t encouraged in the area right now, said District of North Vancouver planner John Lancaster, but that will change where more small shops open and pedestrian-friendly walkways are built. “We want to make this place have a more fun, active environment so people will want to walk places instead of driving,” said Lancaster at a packed meeting about the future development July 19. Barring any changes, the community centre will be built on a four-acre, empty plot near Capilano Road and Fullerton Avenue. Property owners Larco Investments would build the centre for the District of North Vancouver, in exchange for a rezoning of the property. The owners would then be able to build apartments and condos, supporting the district’s aim to incorporate different housing types into the community. The district is expecting a detailed rezoning application from Larco. Barring any delays, construction could begin by 2014. “The fastest possible scenario would see construction start 2014, with an opening in 2016. But it could take until 2016, depending on how the rezoning process goes,” Lancaster said. Larco is working to support the district’s Official Community Plan by planning for mixed-use construction, said Art Philips, the company’s director of development. “Development would be condominiums and town homes, as well as limited retail space, along with the community centre,” he said. Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre is one of four town centres in North Van. Lower Lynn Town Centre, around Mountain Highway from Main Street to Keith Road, and the Maplewood Village Centre, around Dollarton Highway between Riverside and Seymour River Place, are also in the works. Lynn Valley Town Centre has already been built, and is considered a template for other areas to follow. Once construction is complete, the goal is to link the centres together with efficient transit service. Lancaster predicts most of the motels on Capilano Road will disappear within 10 years, making room for more neighbourhood-oriented buildings.

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“[The motels] are not really viable anymore. All five are renting at about 56-per-cent occupancy, that’s below the break-even point. Unless this year picks up, we won’t see them around much longer.” He says many tourists prefer to stay downtown instead, where the rates are around the same. But a couple hotel owners want to stay open, he added, and the district is willing to work with them to create more viable businesses. The Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre includes residents of the Woodcroft apartment towers, who don’t often shop in the neighbourhod, Lancaster said. To fix this, the new village centre is planned so they could easily walk to buy groceries and meet friends. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

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refuge out of that with simple melodies, simple rhythms. Something different from life itself.â€? Poignant pieces such as “L’absenteâ€?, dedicated to her late father, reflect this theme. Listeners may wonder how these powerful feelings assume audible form. Quick to dispel the image of a tortured composer toiling away in isolation, Vlada contends that her songs spring freely from more natural roots. She draws ideas from her life experiences, books, art, films and dreams, which come together via a “melting processâ€?. “I think about [my inspirations] for weeks, and then I just sit at the piano and play,â€? she explained humbly, making it sound easy. However, Vlada’s beautiful music doesn’t always arrive fully-formed, and she told me last Thursday that she had recently finished a particularly intense composition that stressed her to the point of illness. “Sometimes that process puts you in a state of mind that’s very hard to control... like a roller coaster,â€? she confessed. “But I think it was worth it in the end.â€? The name of her latest? “Going Placesâ€?. In typical Vlada fashion, its meaning transcends expectation, for “it’s not literally just traveling, it’s about places you can go to fight your fears and insecurities.â€? So where is this musical marvel going next? Vlada hopes to reach her goal of writing 15 original pieces before recording a studio album. And with the cooperation of her large circle of friends, she would like to perform a series of “house concertsâ€? that would permit a more intimate recital experience. One free life lesson that Vlada was kind enough to share with The Outlook: Aim for personal satisfaction first, and the rest will follow. “It’s cheesy, but follow your heart and be passionate. Do it for yourself. Don’t expect recognition or glory. Say, ‘I want to make myself and my best friend happy,’ and then my parents, and then 10 people‌ and it will spread.â€? For more visit vladamars.com.

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he B.C. government is demanding extensive pipeline and coastal tanker safeguards as well as a bigger share of cash benefits for the province and First Nations as preconditions for considering any new oil pipeline. The announcement applies not just to Enbridge’s Northern Gateway pipeline proposal across northern B.C. to Kitimat but also to the proposed twinning of Kinder Morgan’s existing Trans Mountain pipeline that diagonals southwest through B.C. and runs through the Lower Mainland to a Burnaby terminal. “This isn’t tacit approval of the project,” Environment Minister Terry Lake said Monday, referring to Northern Gateway, which is further in the review process. “These are the minimum conditions we require in order to consider support.” Both projects would greatly increase the ability of oil companies to export crude oil through B.C. and via tanker to Asia, reducing reliance on the U.S. market. The provincial government has found itself caught between a public deeply concerned about spill risks and enormous pressure from Alberta and the federal government to allow a new westward outlet for Canadian oil. “We want a fair share of the benefits in order to be considered partners in a project like this,” Lake said. “Given that British Columbia would shoulder 100 per cent of the marine risk and a significant portion of the land-based risk we don’t feel the current approach to sharing these benefits is appropriate.” He did not spell out B.C.’s price on royalty sharing, but said that would rest on discussions between Premier Christy Clark and the prime minister and premiers of Alberta and Saskatchewan. “It doesn’t matter what that number is if we don’t have adequate environmental protection.” B.C. wants Ottawa to insist industry provide a bigger marine spill response – up from the current 70,000 bar-

rel capacity to something closer to the 300,000 barrel spill response mandated by Alaska. (Spills larger than the local response threshold trigger mutual aid agreements with neighbouring states.) The government also notes Alaska requires cleanup crews reach a spill site within 72 hours, while Canada’s current 72-hour rule also allows travel time to reach a site, potentially adding days to a response. The province also envisions a levy charged on each barrel of oil shipped that would – as is done in Washington State – help fund cleanup responses. A land-based industry spill response co-op will also be proposed, similar to the Western Canada Marine Response Corp. that’s charged with offshore response. Ship owner insurance and industry funding available for a spill response totals $1.3 billion in Canada, according to the province’s findings, while the equivalent U.S. fund is approaching $4 billion. Aboriginal Relations and Reconciliation Minister Mary Polak said B.C.’s insistence on greater aboriginal participation and compliance with their rights does not extend to a First Nations veto over new pipelines. Lake said B.C. can’t simply make a yes-or-no decision on a project like Enbridge right now because the federal National Energy Board review is still unfolding and the project is evolving along the way. He noted Enbridge last week committed to up to $500 million in further safety upgrades to Northern Gateway – including thicker pipe walls than previously proposed as well as more round-the-clock spill monitoring staff along the route. That move followed a damning U.S. report on the company’s 2010 spill in Michigan. B.C.’s five preconditions are successful completion of the federal environmental review; a world-leading marine oil spill prevention, response and recovery system; worldleading land spill prevention and response measures; the addressing of aboriginal and treaty rights, including First Nation participation and benefits; and a “fair share” of continued, PAGE 37

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A stern reminder: City hasn’t forgotten Victory ship plans which is the way it would have been built on site and then launched with the stern entering the water first. And then some options have it facing north toward Esplanade [Avenue]. Whatever the orientation is, the expectation is that it’s going to be this iconic feature and it’s part of that shipyard heritage precinct which tells the story of Wallace Shipyards, Burrard Dry Dock and the history of shipbuilding on the North Shore.” But the Artificial Reef Society of B.C. — which acquired and sunk the rest of the Flamborough Head to make a dive-friendly reef off Nanaimo before selling the stern to the city — is concerned the City of North Vancouver has lost sight of its plans to preserve the marine relic since acquiring it in 2001. “For all I know, they may just melt it down for scrap.” ARSBC president Howard Robins told The Outlook in a phone interview Friday. “It’s been sitting there for 10 years and there’s been no contact between us or the city about what to do with both the stern and the tripleexpansion engine during that time. It’s a shame.” But while Penway admitted “there is still a degree of uncertainty” around the stern’s eventual fate, it seems unlikely the city would simply scrap it now. Especially not after reportedly paying more than $70,000 to outfit the stern in March 2010 with a propellor from the Flamborough Head’s North Van sister ship, the HMS Rame Head, which was then being dismantled for scrap in Belgium. That propellor now sits on the ground alongside the stern until such time as the site is redeveloped, Penway said. North Vancouver continues to hold public input sessions on the eventual Lot 5 land use and will present the results of the latest workshops to city council in the fall. “It’s one of those things that kind of doesn’t look like much right now,” Penway said of the stern and propellor. “But it will be one of the strongest iconic features in Greater Vancouver when it’s done.”

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SHIP SHAPE - The Royal Navy ship stern at Lower Lonsdale’s Lot 5 property this week. Todd Coyne photo

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could attend, the men gave the standard response. “I’ll check with my wife...” All the women, on the other hand, considered the question for a moment and replied either in the affirmative or negative. They didn’t need to check with anyone. Now, why is that? Is it because on any given day, men can’t remember what they had for breakfast that morning, let alone what commitments they have in a week’s time? That would explain why a lot of guys take a long time to start dating again after the break-up of a long relationship. They keep waiting for her to tell them they’re going out, and when. Or is it because after guys find a partner and settle down, organizing social engagements can be off-loaded. Have found the Significant Other. Critical basic needs now taken care of. That doesn’t explain, however, events like football games and fishing trips, which involve having fun and drinking beer, both of which fall into the critical basic needs category. Those activities have to be “checked with the wife,” as well. Gentlemen, at what point in our development did our gender surrender? I mean, what would have happened if General Wolfe, instead of attacking Montcalm on the Plains of Abraham, had told his officers he had to check with his wife first? She’d have told him as long as he cleaned out the garage first – and as a result, we’d all be speaking French. Think of that the next time you refer all social engagement queries to the Activity Organization Department, which is manned by a woman. Now, dear readers, I’m going fishing, among other things (all wife-approved). Back in a few weeks.

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From dedicated and determined people to delicious restaurants of every description – we’re revealing your top picks of the people and places that make this community the place to be!

PEOPLE: BEST CITIZEN YOU’D MOST LIKE TO SEE IN OFFICE/ COUNCIL 1. Darrell Mussatto 2. John Gilmour 3. Robin Delaney BEST NORTH SHORE SPORTS TEAM 1. NVFC Campobasso 2. Handsworth Royals 3. Carson Graham Eagles BEST NORTH SHORE AMATEUR ATHLETE 1. Rob Sacre 2. Lauren Woolstencroft

Lauren Woolstencroft, voted one of the Best Amateur Athletes.

BEST BREAD BAKERY 1. Cobbs Bread 2. Artisan Bake Shoppe 3. Savary Island Pie Company BEST BRUNCH 1. Tommy’s Café 2. The Lobby (Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier) 3. The District BEST BURGERS 1. Vera’s Burger Shack 2. White Spot 3. Five Guys Burgers & Fries

DINING OUT:

BEST CHAIN RESTAURANT 1. White Spot 2. Cactus Club 3. Browns Socialhouse

BEST BREAKFAST 1. Tomahawk Barbeque 2. Moodyville Café 3. Tommys Café

BEST CHINESE 1. Capilano Heights Chinese 2. Red Chili Szechuan 3. Golden Pearl Restaurant


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BEST INDIAN 1. Handi 2. Palki 3. Mumbai Masala (Tied) 3. Indian Fusion (Tied)

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BEST IRANIAN 1. Cazba Restaurant 2. Yaas Grillhouse 3. Zeitoon BEST ITALIAN 1. Bella Cucina 2. Gusto di Quatro 3. Carmello’s

BEST COFFEE SHOP (CHAIN) 1. Delaney’s 2. Starbucks 3. Bean Around The World

BEST FISH & CHIPS 1. C-Lovers Fish and Chips 2. The Crab Shop 3. Trolls Horseshoe Bay BEST FRENCH 1. La Ragalade 2. Chez Michel

BEST COFFEE SHOP (INDEPENDENT) 1. Café Crema 2. Brazza Gelato & Coffee 3. Moja

BEST JAPANESE/SUSHI 1. Bella Sushi 2. Gen Sushi 3. Hachi Hana BEST KOREAN 1. Kyung Bok Palace 2. South Castle Korean 3. Spicy House

BEST FAMILY FRIENDLY RESTAURANT 1. White Spot 2. Red Robin Gourmet Burgers 3. Boston Pizza

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BEST GREEK 1. Anatoli Souvlaki 2. Pasparos Taverna 3. Mythos Greek Taverna

BEST DESSERTS 1. Thomas Haas 2. Sweet Art Bakery & Cafe 3. Savary Island Pie Company

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Colony is proud to be a family business based on service and value that has been saving you money since 1969. From all of us at Colony Warehouse — thanks for voting us the North Shore’s Best 2012 Appliance Store.

BEST ICE CREAM 1. Brazza Café 2. Marble Slab Creamery 3. Pink Berry

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BEST MEXICAN 1. Red Buritto 2. Cilantro and Jalepeno 3. El Nopalito

BEST RESTAURANT WITH A VIEW 1. Salmon House on the Hill 2. Pier 7 3.Beach House at Dundarave (Tied) 3. Fraiche (Tied)

BEST NEW RESTAURANT (LESS THAN 1YR) 1. Pier 7 2. Browns Socialhouse 3. The Truffle House

BEST SANDWICHES 1. La Galleria Fine Foods 2. Basil’s Subs 3. Queensdale Market

BEST ONE-OF-A-KIND RESTAURANT 1. Tomahawk Barbeque 2. The District 3. Arms Reach Bistro

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BEST SEAFOOD 1. Fishworks 2. Dundarave Fish Market 3. Salmon House on the Hill

BEST PIZZA 1. Hell Pizza 2. Raven Pizza 3. Boston Pizza

BEST SOUP 1. Soup MeisterLonsdale Quay Market 2. Sweet Lime Café 3. The Bakehouse BEST STEAK HOUSE 1. The Keg Steakhouse & Bar 2. Cactus Club 3. MarinaSide Grill BEST THAI 1. Thai House Restaurant 2. Krua Thai 3. Thai Pud Pong BEST VEGETARIAN 1. Tamarind Hill 2. Buddha Full 3. Café by TAO

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BEST CATERING SERVICE 1. Tommy’s Catering 2. Louis Gervais 3. A Moveable Feast

BEST BAKERY 1. Artisan Bake Shoppe 2. Cobbs Bread 3. Westlynn Bakery

BEST CHEESE MONGER 1. The Cheese Man 2. Les Amis du Fromage 3. Nourish Market

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BEST SPECIALTY BEER STORE 1. North Shore Liquor Store 2. Queen’s Cross Pub Beer, Wine & Liquor Emporium 3. 16th Street Liquor Store BEST PRODUCE 1. Kins Market 2. Whole Foods 3. Nourish

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BEST WINEMAKING /U-BREW 1. Valley Estates 2. Cork it 3. Grapes on First (Tied) 3. My Wine Cellar (Tied)

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BEST CLOTHING CHILDREN’S (CONSIGNMENT) 1. Boomers & Echoes 2. Kuddel Muddel Kids 3. The Secret Closet BEST CLOTHING - MEN (CASUAL) 1. Marks Work Warehouse 2. Unity Clothing Inc. 3. The Gap BEST CLOTHING - MEN (FORMAL) 1. Moores 2. Mens Room 3. The Bay BEST CLOTHING WOMEN (CASUAL) 1. Get Dressed 2. Unity Clothing 3. Orchedia BEST CLOTHING WOMEN (FORMAL) 1. The Bay 2. Marilyn’s Boutique 3. Blush (Tied) 3. Bellissima (Tied)

BEST CHOCOLATE SHOP 1. Thomas Haas 2. Cinnamon’s Chocolates 3. Purdy’s Chocolates BEST FLORIST 1. Posy 2. West Van Florist 3. Margitta’s Flowers

BEST OPTICAL/EYEWEAR STORE 1. Lynn Valley Optometry 2. Highland Optical 3. Optix Eyewear BEST PET SUPPLIES 1. Bosley’s Lonsdale 2. Korna Natural Pet Supplies 3. Mr Pets

BEST GIFT STORE 1. The Red Tulip 2. Giftworks 3. Favourite Gifts BEST JEWELRY STORE 1. Lugaro Jewellers 2. Romance Jewellers 3. Edgemont Village Jewellers BEST KITCHENWARE/ COOKING STORE 1. Ming Wo, Capilano Mall 2. Call the Kettle Black 3. Essential Kitchenware BEST MUSICAL INSTRUMENT STORE 1. Long & McQuade 2. Tom Lee Music 3. Creative Music Center

BEST PHOTOGRAPHY STORE 1. Kerrisdale Cameras Lonsdale 2. London Drugs 3. Lens and Shutter BEST SHOE STORE 1. Zig Zag, Edgemont Village 2. Ingledews (Park Royal) 3. Aldo

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BEST CLOTHING WOMEN (CONSIGNMENT) 1. Colette’s Frocks 2. The Comeback, Edgemont Village 3. MacGillycuddy’s Designer Consignment

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BEST SHOPPING NEIGHBORHOOD 1. Edgemont Village 2. Lower Lonsdale 3. Lynn Valley Village (Tied) 3. Park Royal Village (Tied) BEST SKINCARE/ COSMETICS STORE 1. Skoah 2. Kiss & Make Up 3. Shopper’s Drug Mart

Thank you for voting us the Best Family Dentist on the North Shore. You just made our smiles even bigger! New patients always welcome.

BEST SPORTING GOODS STORE 1. MEC 2. Sport Check 3. Time Out Source for Sports BEST TOY STORE 1. BC Playthings 2. Toy Jungle 3. Bears Toy Store

BEST VACUUM STORE 1. West Van Vacuum Center 2. Al’s Vacuum Superstore 3. ILAC Appliance & Vacuum BEST “SHOPPING” CUSTOMER SERVICE 1. Whole Foods 2. Lynn Valley Optometry 3. Nourish Market

Everything you need to make your house feel like a home – or to design your home, for that matter! Architects, appliances, furnishings, lighting, construction companies, home electronics and hot tubs… Check it out.

HOME DECOR AND HOME SERVICES: BEST APPLIANCE STORE 1. Colony Major Appliance & Mattress Warehouse 2. Sears 3. Y Frank’s Appliances BEST ARCHITECT 1. Bill Curtis Design 2. Hollingsworth Architecture BEST BARBECUE STORE 1. Johnstone’s Barbecue 2. Home Depot 3. Canadian Tire

BEST CONSIGNMENT STORE (DECOR/FURNITURE) 1. Consignment Canada 2. La Lucy Thrift & Boutique 3. Echos China BEST CONSTRUCTION/ RENOVATION COMPANY 1. CCI Renovations 2.Sprucehill Contracting Inc (Tied) 2.Twin Lions Contracting Ltd (Tied) 3. Edgewood Construction

604.984.9381 | 400-1200 Lonsdale Avenue | North Vancouver | www.drgallon.com

Thank You North Shore! Loren Nancke & Company voted Best Accounting Firm Since 1989, Loren, Nancke & Company has serviced a multitude of clients in a wide variety of industries. Loren, Nancke and Company maintains its principle focus on small and medium businesses and individuals.

Thank You to everyone who voted for us as one of the best Kitchen Cookware Stores

on the North Shore 3-3069 Edgemont Blvd, North Vancouver / 604.990.7274 Edgemont Village 604-990-7274

Kerrisdale 604-261-3599

LN&Co delivers strategic accounting solutions, helping clients in making their businesses a success. Thinking out of the box, we help clients understand complex tax and accounting issues in plain language and without the ‘accountan-ese’. LN&Co are controllers on call for their clients. We do our best to get into your company, understand your situation and work to advise you from the ‘inside out.’ You don’t need a full time accountant on staff when you can rely on a firm whose professional services are tailored to your needs and growth expectations. The LN&Co team annually participates in many community events. Highlights have included the Weekend to End Breast Cancer, the 24 Hour Easter Seals Relay, the 12-Hour Cancer Relay, the Benefits of Bocce Tournament and more. In addition to our CGAs, LN&Co employs several accounting students and a handful of administrative staff. We are a team of hard working individuals ‘offering more than just numbers’ to our clients.

Loren, Nancke &Company

OFFERING MORE THAN JUST NUMBERS

102-1999 Marine Drive, North Vancouver • accountants@LNCo.ca Tel: 604.904.3807 • Fax: 604.904.3806 • www.LNCo.ca


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Thank you to everyone for all your votes in this year’s Best of the North Shore!

SUMMER

FEST/2012

Thanks for voting us The Best Soup on the North Shore! We love you too! Our Executive Chef Ralf Dauns starts his day early ~ slicing, dicing, sautéing & simmering ~ in order to bring you the best. By the time you get to the Market, his pots are brimming with all-natural goodness (no preservatives!) and the aromas are so enticing you’ll find it hard to choose just one soup! The Meister offers four soups each day and with over 100 recipes in his repertoire the choices are always exciting…come to the Market and see what’s on. Try our chilled soups ~ perfect to take home for the Barbeque!

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Margitta with daughter Tanja (L) & grand daughter Keira (R).

Thank you for your votes! Margitta’s family and friends know she’s the best. Along with her staff, Margitta Schulz has a passion for flowers that has flourished for over 20 years ~ and counting! As the official florist for the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Games, everyone at Margitta’s is inspired anew! In fine European tradition, Margitta’s continues to offer fresh cut flowers and handtied bouquets. For everyday and full service for special occasions. Delivery to the North Shore and Greater Vancouver.

MARGITTA’S FLOWERS

BY THE MAIN ENTRANCE MARKET LEVEL www.margitta’sflowers.com | 604.988.0028

Proud to be recognized as one of your Favourite Hotels on the North Shore! The Lonsdale Quay Hotel offers you so many ways to enjoy the spectacular waterfront in North Vancouver. As a boutique hotel, located inside the Lonsdale Quay Market, we have a unique advantage when it comes to discovering this vibrant neighbourhood. Start your day with breakfast at Mix – our intimate lounge overlooking the Vancouver skyline – and then… a fabulous array of shops and services are right at your fingertips. For business or pleasure, the Lonsdale Quay Hotel will leave you with satisfying and lasting memories.

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Being voted Best of the North Shore is an honour Lonsdale Quay Market, our merchants and vendors, are very proud of. From our fresh food market, international food court, specialty shops featuring local designers, kids’ shop & play area, restaurants and boutique hotel & spa, your visit at the market is sure to be an unforgettable experience! Thank you for voting us as your favourite ~ and in so many categories!

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MARKET LEVEL 604.982.0530 | www.flightcentre.ca

Since opening in 2006, FAVOURITE has been proud to introduce the best in locally made clothing, jewellery, accessories, and gifts for all occasions. We wouldn’t be here without your love and support, and we will continue to showcase amazing local independent designers, both established and up-and-coming. Carol, at Favourite Gifts.

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Thank you for voting us Best Travel Agency! As a special thanks,

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Best for People Watching: Lonsdale Quay Market Best Soup: Soup Meister Best Produce: Kin’s Farm Market Best Bread Bakery: COBS Bread Best Travel: Flight Centre Best place to Take a Tourist: Lonsdale Quay Market Best place to Take Kids: Lonsdale Quay Market Best Vietnamese Food: Vina Vietnamese Best Mexican Food: Cilantro & Jalapeno Best Bakery: COBS Bread Best Hotel: Lonsdale Quay Hotel

JJoin us every weekend for SummerFest!

Best Gift Store: Favourite Gifts Best Florist: Margitta’s Fresh Flowers Best Kitchen Store: Essential Kitchenware Best Fresh Seafood: The Salmon Shop

OPEN SEVEN DAYS A WEEK 9:00 AM TO 7:00 PM | RESTAURANTS OPEN LATER | WWW.LONSDALEQUAY.COM | 604.985.6261 The Market Parkade provides 2 hours FREE parking. On evenings and weekends, Lonsdale Quay Market also provides FREE parking at the ICBC Parkade.


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OP TILL M EN IDNIGH 7 DAYS T A WEE K!

Thank You

6th ANNUAL BEST OF THE NORTH SHORE

BEST GARDENING STORE 1. Maple Leaf Garden Center 2. Garden Works 3. Dykhof Nurseries

for voting us one of the best Veterinarians on the North Shore!

BEST HOME ELECTRONICS STORE (INDEPENDENT) 1. CGM Electronics

(Outook ‘Best of’ contest)

Dr. Arminder Brar & Associates

DELBROOK MALL

BEST HOME ELECTRONICS STORE (CHAIN) 1. Future Shop 2. Visions Electronics 3. Best Buy

Animal Hospital 3759 Delbrook Ave, North Van

604.904.0880

BEST HOT TUB STORE 1. Crystalview Pool Spa and Patio 2. Rona 1st Ave

delbrookanimalhospital@gmail.com • www.delbrookmallanimalhospital.com The Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub - North Vancouver’s Favourite Pub since 1997!

BEST LANDSCAPING COMPANY 1. Great Canadian Landscaping Company 2. Momentous Impressions Landscaping 3. Twigs Landscaping

Black Bl kB Bear

Neighbourhood Pub 604.990.8800 1177 Lynn Valley Rd. North Vancouver

Thank you for voting us Best Bar for the fifth year in a row!

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS (INDEPENDENT) 1. The Living Lab 2. Country Furniture 3. Ginger Jar

BEST LIGHTING STORE 1. Home Depot 2. Rona 3. Canadian Tire

BEST HOME FURNISHINGS (CHAIN) 1. HomeSense 2. Urban Barn 3. Bed Bath & Beyond

BEST MOVING COMPANY 1. Edgemont Moving and Storage 2. Whitby & Tower Moving and Storage 3. The Mighty Movers

It’s an honour to be your favourite.

NORTH L AN D S gol f co urse Eyewear. Eyecare. Redefined.

METRO VANCOUVER’S PREMIER PUBLIC GOLF COURSE

Thank you for voting us Best Optical!

Unbeatable value & incredible conditions

Thank you readers for voting us the

#

1 Golf Course!

Dr. Shajani and Associates

And because of you we were also voted one of the Best in Customer Service and Lifestyle Customer Service. 255-1233 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver 604.987.9191 www.lynnvalleyoptometry.com

DOWNLOAD OUR FREE MOBILE APP TODAY! • Keep Score • Book tee times • GPS yardage

Call (604) 280-1111 or book on-line www.golfnorthlands.com


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BEST WINDOW TREATMENT STORE 1. Budget Blinds 2. A Shade Better 3. Monarch Floor and window coverings

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“Thanks” for voting us the #1 Auto Service/Repair Shop!

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1st Place Winner For Best Health Food Store

THANK YOU

BEST AUTO SERVICE/REPAIR SHOP 1. DeRosa Automotive 2. Integra Tire Auto Centre 3. Nic’s Garage BEST CAR DEALERSHIP (NEW) 1. Pacific Honda 2. Carter GM 3. Morrey Mazda

To all our wonderful customers for voting us your favourite Health Food Store! • Lowest prices and a price match guarantee.

• Best selection Vitamins and healthy products. • Proud to be a Canadian family business. • Caring service and professional advice. 1637 Lonsdale Avenue North Vancouver 604-985-1185

www.victoriashealth.com

Mon-Sat 9am-6pm Sun 11am-5pm Closed Holidays

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wheels can be daunting. So can finding out why

BEST AUTO BODY SHOP 1. Elite Auto Body 2. Taylormotive Autobody 3. Craftsman Collision

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BEST ROOFING COMPANY 1. Coast Mountain Roof Management Ltd 2. Penfolds Roofing 3. Burrard Roofing and Drainage

AUTOMOTIVE SERVICES:

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BEST PAINTING COMPANY 1. ADL Painting & Design 2. Powell Painting 3. Blue Chip Painting Inc. BEST PLUMBER 1. Stevens Plumbing and Heating Ltd 2. North Shore Plumbing and Heating Ltd. 3. R&B Plumbing and Heating

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Burstin' With Broadway Choir director Dominique Hogan talks fans, venues and restaurants What would be your dream venue on the North Shore, and why? We are very fortunate to already perform in our “dream venue,” the Kay Meek Centre. Galen Olstead at Kay Meek Centre has always been amazing to work with and we are fortunate to have such a lovely venue on the North Shore. We’d love if it were slightly larger and with a few more lights but we feel very lucky to have such a great venue right here in our backyard. The staff at the Meek are fantastic. If a Broadway producer from New York came to recruit one of your members, which North Shore restaurant would you go to for lunch? There are so many great restaurants on the North Shore, it is hard to choose, but I am partial to the Arm’s Reach Bistro in Deep Cove. When people come from out of town you really need to bring them somewhere that demonstrates the breathtaking beauty of our city, and particularly the North Shore. The Arm’s Reach has great food, great service and a great location. My alternate choice

is the Observatory on Grouse Mountain, on a nice day .

Outlook staff talk with a few locals about what they love most about the North Shore

Who (or which group) on the North Shore enjoys your music the most? That is a tough question to answer. We sing Broadway music, so our music is enjoyed by all ages. When we sing in seniors' homes we get a great reception because they really enjoy hearing all those songs they remember, but the younger crowd tells us they love our shows as well because they are fun and upbeat. How has being a musical group based on the North Shore helped your career? When I started Burstin’ with Broadway eight years ago, I was relatively unknown in Vancouver as a musician. I had just moved from L.A., and as a result have been asked to participate in many projects as musical director, coach, arranger and composer. It is amazing to me that the group had grown so quickly from eight to 50 in the first six months, and since then we have grown steadily to 125 singers with over 80 women on our waitlist. I am so glad to have started Burstin’ with Broadway on the North Shore, it is such a supportive community and I love to see the enthusiasm there is for singing and for our group on the North Shore. If you could change one thing about the North Shore music scene what would it be? I would love to see some more performance venues, in the sense that I’d love if there were more restaurant or dinner clubs where live music is performed. Jazz, dinner theatre, you name it. Something similar to The Cellar Jazz in Kitsilano. If we want music to thrive in our community, we need to create opportunities for professional musicians and students alike to perform on a regular basis.

The Harvest Project

North Van Football Club Campobasso

Executive director Gary Ansell helps North Shore families in need each day

Jeffrey Donohoe wants to instill a lifelong love of sport in all his players

For those who may not know, what is the Harvest Project and what do you do there? Harvest Project is a unique, homegrown North Shore charity whose impact is felt across North and West Vancouver. We aim to make the North Shore an even better place to live — by reaching out to our neighbours who are experiencing serious life challenges. By offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to hundreds of people each month, we help individuals and families move back to fuller participation in the community. Through client-care coaching, along with our food-recovery, grocery and clothing depots, we provide a safety net for those working to regain their footing in the local economy and in our neighbourhoods.

Currently, 40 per cent of our clients are single parents and their children. Another 40 per cent are new residents, and the additional 20 per cent are seniors and those with chronic health challenges. As executive director, my role is to ensure we offer that ‘hand up’ in a compassionate and effective way. With 130 volunteers, an 8,000-squarefoot facility, and only three full-time and two part-time staff, each day is full and challenging! Seeing the positive results of Harvest Project’s work in the lives of so many people is really fulfilling. When not at work, I can most often be found... I love the walk and beach at Ambleside.

Do you have a favourite North Shore fundraiser or event? Personally, the Canada Day parade has great significance for me, being a relatively recent immigrant [from South Africa] myself. Most memorable moment in your work at Harvest?

What in your opinion is the most common misconception about the North Shore?

It was during a client-care coaching session with a dad — when his four-yearold child reached out and took my hand. Dad said that that was the first time he’d seen that his son was comfortable since his mom had left them.

That everyone is doing OK here. As a community, we are no different than other communities when it comes to life’s challenges. People get sick, lose loved ones, lose jobs, grow old and often have extreme difficulty recovering from those times. We see this side of the North Shore every day.

Can’t decide? Let us help. THANKS FOR VOTING US #1 1333 Lonsdale Avenue & 1534 Marine Drive

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If David Beckham visited the North Shore, where would you take him first and why? As a long time resident of the North Shore I would want show David the diversity and serenity that our part of Vancouver has to offer. So I would take him two places; firstly, I would take him to the top of Grouse Mountain so he could take in the view of Greater Vancouver from there. And secondly, I would take him by boat up Indian Arm as far as Wigwam Inn to enjoy the water and tranquility the North Shore is so famous for. How is being a coach on the North Shore different than in other Lower Mainland areas? As of two years ago, three of the North Shore clubs (Mount Seymour,

Lions Gate, and Lynn Valley) amalgamated to become North Vancouver Football Club. NVFC is currently the largest boys’ soccer club in the Lower Mainland. With this amalgamation come economies of scale so we are more viable as a club, and able to provide innovative ways to provide new development for coaches and players. In the last two years NVFC has taken a leadership role as a whole with regards to soccer in the Lower Mainland. Add to this the pairing of such names as Martin Nash, Carl Valentine and Tony Pensato to our player development program through North Shore Soccer Development, and I feel you have a winning combination for all involved.

What’s your most memorable experience of teaching young North Van players? The experience up to and eventually winning the U15 provincials in Courtenay in 2007. The cohesiveness of the players, families and the overall passion for the game was amazing and unforgettable. Can you name a few soccer players who continued the sport after leaving NVFC? None of the boys I have coached personally have played soccer professionally or for their universities as far as I know. Having said that some of my players have played other sports at a national or varsity level but I take pride in the fact that almost all the boys I have coached and who have graduated from NVFC are currently playing in local mens’ soccer sides at various levels.

Please write your bio in less than 150 words: Jeffrey Lawrence Donohoe is currently coaching the NVFC U17 Gold 1 Team. Born and raised on the North Shore, he played soccer for Lynn Valley Soccer Association from grades 1 to 12 and, upon graduation, continued to play soccer for the North Shore Mens’ League. Jeffrey currently plays for the Coveside Vikings in the North Shore over-30s coaches league, bringing his total years playing soccer to 46. Jeffrey's coached since he was 18 years old and has taken two teams — one male and one female — to the provincial championships. His main goal in regards to coaching soccer is to instill all his players with the passion to play a sport for their whole lives, regardless of age.


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Burstin' With Broadway Choir director Dominique Hogan talks fans, venues and restaurants What would be your dream venue on the North Shore, and why? We are very fortunate to already perform in our “dream venue,” the Kay Meek Centre. Galen Olstead at Kay Meek Centre has always been amazing to work with and we are fortunate to have such a lovely venue on the North Shore. We’d love if it were slightly larger and with a few more lights but we feel very lucky to have such a great venue right here in our backyard. The staff at the Meek are fantastic. If a Broadway producer from New York came to recruit one of your members, which North Shore restaurant would you go to for lunch? There are so many great restaurants on the North Shore, it is hard to choose, but I am partial to the Arm’s Reach Bistro in Deep Cove. When people come from out of town you really need to bring them somewhere that demonstrates the breathtaking beauty of our city, and particularly the North Shore. The Arm’s Reach has great food, great service and a great location. My alternate choice

is the Observatory on Grouse Mountain, on a nice day .

Outlook staff talk with a few locals about what they love most about the North Shore

Who (or which group) on the North Shore enjoys your music the most? That is a tough question to answer. We sing Broadway music, so our music is enjoyed by all ages. When we sing in seniors' homes we get a great reception because they really enjoy hearing all those songs they remember, but the younger crowd tells us they love our shows as well because they are fun and upbeat. How has being a musical group based on the North Shore helped your career? When I started Burstin’ with Broadway eight years ago, I was relatively unknown in Vancouver as a musician. I had just moved from L.A., and as a result have been asked to participate in many projects as musical director, coach, arranger and composer. It is amazing to me that the group had grown so quickly from eight to 50 in the first six months, and since then we have grown steadily to 125 singers with over 80 women on our waitlist. I am so glad to have started Burstin’ with Broadway on the North Shore, it is such a supportive community and I love to see the enthusiasm there is for singing and for our group on the North Shore. If you could change one thing about the North Shore music scene what would it be? I would love to see some more performance venues, in the sense that I’d love if there were more restaurant or dinner clubs where live music is performed. Jazz, dinner theatre, you name it. Something similar to The Cellar Jazz in Kitsilano. If we want music to thrive in our community, we need to create opportunities for professional musicians and students alike to perform on a regular basis.

The Harvest Project

North Van Football Club Campobasso

Executive director Gary Ansell helps North Shore families in need each day

Jeffrey Donohoe wants to instill a lifelong love of sport in all his players

For those who may not know, what is the Harvest Project and what do you do there? Harvest Project is a unique, homegrown North Shore charity whose impact is felt across North and West Vancouver. We aim to make the North Shore an even better place to live — by reaching out to our neighbours who are experiencing serious life challenges. By offering “a hand up, not a hand out” to hundreds of people each month, we help individuals and families move back to fuller participation in the community. Through client-care coaching, along with our food-recovery, grocery and clothing depots, we provide a safety net for those working to regain their footing in the local economy and in our neighbourhoods.

Currently, 40 per cent of our clients are single parents and their children. Another 40 per cent are new residents, and the additional 20 per cent are seniors and those with chronic health challenges. As executive director, my role is to ensure we offer that ‘hand up’ in a compassionate and effective way. With 130 volunteers, an 8,000-squarefoot facility, and only three full-time and two part-time staff, each day is full and challenging! Seeing the positive results of Harvest Project’s work in the lives of so many people is really fulfilling. When not at work, I can most often be found... I love the walk and beach at Ambleside.

Do you have a favourite North Shore fundraiser or event? Personally, the Canada Day parade has great significance for me, being a relatively recent immigrant [from South Africa] myself. Most memorable moment in your work at Harvest?

What in your opinion is the most common misconception about the North Shore?

It was during a client-care coaching session with a dad — when his four-yearold child reached out and took my hand. Dad said that that was the first time he’d seen that his son was comfortable since his mom had left them.

That everyone is doing OK here. As a community, we are no different than other communities when it comes to life’s challenges. People get sick, lose loved ones, lose jobs, grow old and often have extreme difficulty recovering from those times. We see this side of the North Shore every day.

Can’t decide? Let us help. THANKS FOR VOTING US #1 1333 Lonsdale Avenue & 1534 Marine Drive

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29988 D3200 D-SLR w/18-55mm 88

699

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If David Beckham visited the North Shore, where would you take him first and why? As a long time resident of the North Shore I would want show David the diversity and serenity that our part of Vancouver has to offer. So I would take him two places; firstly, I would take him to the top of Grouse Mountain so he could take in the view of Greater Vancouver from there. And secondly, I would take him by boat up Indian Arm as far as Wigwam Inn to enjoy the water and tranquility the North Shore is so famous for. How is being a coach on the North Shore different than in other Lower Mainland areas? As of two years ago, three of the North Shore clubs (Mount Seymour,

Lions Gate, and Lynn Valley) amalgamated to become North Vancouver Football Club. NVFC is currently the largest boys’ soccer club in the Lower Mainland. With this amalgamation come economies of scale so we are more viable as a club, and able to provide innovative ways to provide new development for coaches and players. In the last two years NVFC has taken a leadership role as a whole with regards to soccer in the Lower Mainland. Add to this the pairing of such names as Martin Nash, Carl Valentine and Tony Pensato to our player development program through North Shore Soccer Development, and I feel you have a winning combination for all involved.

What’s your most memorable experience of teaching young North Van players? The experience up to and eventually winning the U15 provincials in Courtenay in 2007. The cohesiveness of the players, families and the overall passion for the game was amazing and unforgettable. Can you name a few soccer players who continued the sport after leaving NVFC? None of the boys I have coached personally have played soccer professionally or for their universities as far as I know. Having said that some of my players have played other sports at a national or varsity level but I take pride in the fact that almost all the boys I have coached and who have graduated from NVFC are currently playing in local mens’ soccer sides at various levels.

Please write your bio in less than 150 words: Jeffrey Lawrence Donohoe is currently coaching the NVFC U17 Gold 1 Team. Born and raised on the North Shore, he played soccer for Lynn Valley Soccer Association from grades 1 to 12 and, upon graduation, continued to play soccer for the North Shore Mens’ League. Jeffrey currently plays for the Coveside Vikings in the North Shore over-30s coaches league, bringing his total years playing soccer to 46. Jeffrey's coached since he was 18 years old and has taken two teams — one male and one female — to the provincial championships. His main goal in regards to coaching soccer is to instill all his players with the passion to play a sport for their whole lives, regardless of age.


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VISIT THE LEGENDARY RUSTY GULL An intimate neighbourhood pub in historic Lower Lonsdale ~ a favourite gathering place for 29 years. We thank you for voting us the

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Our Sundays are legendary ~ featuring the Mostly Marley Band. (they be jammin’ with us for 9 years now!) Come lively up yourself!

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BEST CAR DEALERSHIP (USED) 1. Jim Pattison Cars Unlimited 2. Cam Clark Ford 3. Pacific Honda BEST CAR WASH 1. Oasis Car Wash 2. Hand Car Wash Park Royal 3. Easy Wash BEST TIRE STORE 1. OK Tire 2. Big O Tires 3. Kal Tire

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PROFESSIONAL SERVICES: BEST ACCOUNTANCY FIRM 1. Loren Nancke & Company 2. Whittaker & Towler 3. Smythe Ratcliffe

BEST COMPUTER SERVICE/REPAIR 1. Computer Troubleshooters 2. Evergreen Computers 3. Geek Squad

BEST DENTIST (FAMILY) 1. Dr Leslie Gallon 2. Third Street Dental 3. Dr Rod Chow

BEST CHIROPRACTOR 1. Dr Amanda Lee, Bloom Family Wellness Center 2. Dr Carla Cupido 3. Dr Chad L. Alderson

BEST DENTIST (COSMETIC) 1. Artis Dental Centre 2. Smiles by Pocock 3. North Shore Dental Group

BEST DOG GROOMER 1. Success Dog Grooming 2. FurDoos Dog Spa 3. Art of Grooming

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BEST DRYCLEANING SERVICE 1. Minichiello’s 2. Lions Gate Fabricare Cleaners 3. Malkin Cleaners BEST FINANCIAL INSTITUTION 1. RBC Royal Bank 2. TD Canada Trust 3. North Shore Credit Union BEST GREEN BUSINESS 1. Pacifica Naturopathic Clinic 2. Bellevue Natural Health Clinic 3. Green Coast Rubbish BEST INSURANCE SERVICE 1. AC & D Insurance 2. Fawcett Insurance 3. Otto & Associates BEST LAW FIRM 1. Paperclip Law Corporation 2. Ratcliff & Company 3. North Shore Law BEST MASSAGE THERAPIST 1. Edgemont Massage Therapy 2.Avita Health & Massage Therapy Center 3. Karen Otsig RMT, Bloom Family Wellness

BEST MORTGAGE BROKER 1. Gibbard Hoffart Financial Group, Mortgage Consultants 2. Michael Alexander, Residential Mortgage Specialist, RBC, Royal Bank 3. Sabeena Bubber, Mortgage Professional, Integre Mortgage Partners BEST NOTARY PUBLIC 1. Dianna-Lynn Lund 2. Kim Vickers & Associates 3. Ken Sherk

BEST REALTOR 1. Grant & Jasmine Botto, Prudential Sussex Realty (Tied) 1. Stefan Gerber, Prudential Sussex Realty (Tied) 2. Jonathan Shandler, RE/MAX Crest Realty 3. Patrick O’Donnell, Prudential Sussex Realty

Whittaker & Towler Chartered Accountants

BEST TAILOR SERVICE 1. Minichello’s 2. Pro Stitch Capilano Mall 3. Mani’s Alterations & Dressmaking

BEST PHYSIOTHERAPIST 1. Lynn Valley Orthopaedic & Sports Physiotherapy Center 2. Trimetrics 3. Moveo Sport and Rehabilitation Centre

Thank you to our clients for voting Whittaker & Towler, Chartered Accountants one of the best on the North Shore. Our primary goal is to assist our clients with their business success by delivering professional tax, accounting, and consulting services ~ with a personal touch.

BEST REAL ESTATE COMPANY 1. Prudential Sussex Realty, North Vancouver 2. RE/MAX Crest Realty 3. Team Clarke BEST REAL ESTATE DEVELOPER 1. Onni Group 2. Harbourview Projects 3. Polygon

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The partners of the firm take pride in the expert business and income tax advice delivered. They understand the importance of taking the time to listen to each client’s issues and offering the appropriate services for his or her situation, at a sensible cost.

BEST TRAVEL AGENCY 1. Flight Center 2. Expedia Cruiseship Centers 3. Hagens Travel and Cruises

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Thank you! for voting Handi as having the BEST INDIAN FOOD on the North Shore! We invite everyone to come in for lunch or dinner ~ and enjoy our ocean-view patio.

6th ANNUAL BEST OF THE NORTH SHORE

BEST TUTORING SERVICE 1. Sylvan Learning Center 2. The Tutor Doctor 3. Academy of Learning BEST VETERINARIAN 1. Capilano Pet Hospital 2. North Shore Veterinary Clinic 3. Delbrook Mall Animal Hospital

604 925 52622

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BEST ART GALLERY (PUBLIC) 1. Seymour Art Gallery 2. Khot La Cha Art Gallery 3. Bel Art Gallery

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BEST LOCAL CHARITY 1. Harvest Project 2. North Shore Volunteer for Seniors 3. North Shore Neighborhood House

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BEST COMMUNITY CENTRE 1. West Vancouver Community Centre 2. John Braithewaite Community Centre 3. Parkgate Community Centre (Tied) 3. Harry Jereome Recreation Centre (Tied) BEST CONTINUING EDUCATION FACILITY 1. Capilano University 2. Lucas Center North Vancouver Continuing Education

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We would sincerely like to thank all of our clients, past and present, for helping us to make what our business is today. With their kind support we have been serving the North Shore for over a quarter century.

BEST FESTIVAL 1. Lynn Valley Day 2. Party at the Pier 3. Harmony Arts Festival

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Thanks to all of our wonderful friends and clients in the community who rated Supernova one of North Vancouver’s best salons!

LOVE YOUR HAIR 2012 Canadian Hairdresser Contessa Awards: Master Colourist • Finalist BC Stylist • Finalist Canadian Salon Team • Finalist

Our team just keeps getting stronger, so please stop in and see us. We’d love to do your hair.

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It’s your life – live it. Check out your options for dance studios, boot camps, yoga and fitness studios, bike/board shops, music lessons and more. Then – if you’re looking for a little down time – we have the best spas, hotels, and salons in town. We've even got the top places to people watch and where to go to just relax.

LIFESTYLE: BEST DANCE STUDIO 1. Seymour Dance 2. One Dance Creative Art Centre 3. Perform Art Studios (Tied) 3. RNB Dance (Tied) BEST BIKE SHOP /REPAIRS 1. Obsession Bikes 2. John Henry Bikes 3. Cove Bike Shop

BEST FITNESS BOOTCAMP 1. Maker’s Body Boot Camp 2. Team Fitness 3. Soul Fitness

BEST GOLF COURSE 1. Northlands Golf Course 2. Capilano Golf & Country Club 3. Glen Eagles 9 holes

BEST FITNESS FACILITY 1. Steve Nash Fitness World & Sports Club 2. She’s Fit! 3. Level 10 Fitness

BEST HAIR SALON 1. Zazou Salon & Spa 2. Verve Hair Lounge 3. Supernova Salon

BEST BOARD & SKI SHOP 1. North Shore Ski & Board 2. The Boardroom 3. The Destination Slope & Surf Outfitters

3102 Edgemont Boulevard , North Vancouver tel 604 985 1500 www.edgemont-village.com

Thank you for voting Team Fitness one of the

Best Boot Camps on the North Shore! Over the last 4 years Team Fitness has been working very hard, building a unique and energetic team, that has now earned them a name as a leading brand in personal training. We are proud to add 2nd place in The Outlook’s Best of the North Shore – Best Boot Camp– to our list of awards. We have really expanded what we do over the years, providing services and products that no other personal training studio currently offers. For example; we now have a meal plan and a “90 days to a new you” program, our personal training memberships are unique and we are the only personal training studio to offer boot camp classes everyday. These services are a big part of what we do and we are now helping more and more people lose weight safer and quicker - all within 12 simple weeks.

FREE boot camp or personal training session for Outlook readers! This year we are also celebrating our 4th official birthday and as a thank you we would like to offer all The Outlook readers a chance to try us out for free!

Call 604-990-3476 or visit www.teamfitness.ca for more info on your FREE SESSION.

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Thank you for voting us #1 Vacuum Store four years in a row! And thanks for supporting small business! BEST VACUUMS • BEST PRICES • BEST SERVICE

BEST HEALTH & WELLNESS FACILITY 1. Bloom Family Wellness 2. Canopy Integrated Health 3. Pacifica Naturopathic Clinic BEST HOTEL 1. Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier 2. Lonsdale Quay Hotel 3. Holiday Inn

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BEST NATURAL HEALTH PRACTITIONER 1. Dr Ayla Wilson 2. Dr Sara Kinnon, Bellevue Natural Health 3. Dr Brian Davies, West Coast Integrated Health BEST NATURAL HEALTH STORE 1. Victoria’s Health Store 2. Nutraways 3. Health Works Ltd.

BEST HAIRDRESSER/ STYLIST 1. Amber George, Verve Hair Lounge 2. Dana Lyseng, Supernova 3. Barbara Skowronska, Beauty and Glamour Hair

BEST KEPT SECRET ABOUT THE NORTH SHORE 1. Burstin’ with Broadway Choir 2. Lynn Canyon Suspension Bridge 3. Deep Cove

BEST MANICURE/ PEDICURE 1. Rainbow Nails 2. Spa Utopia 3. Princess Nails BEST MUSIC LESSONS 1. Fairfield Music 2. Harmony House Music Studio 3. Ava Music Center

BEST NEIGHBORHOOD THAT REPRESENTS THE NORTH SHORE 1. Lynn Valley 2. Lower Lonsdale 3. Edgemont Village (Tied) 3. Deep Cove (Tied) BEST OUTDOOR ACTIVITY (GOOD WEATHER) 1. Hiking North Shore Trails 2. Walking the Sea Wall 3. Grouse Grind

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BEST PILATES FACILITY 1. Soul 2 Sole 2. Yyoga 3. CoreBody Yoga (Tied) 3. Trimetrics (Tied)

BEST YOGA FACILITY 1. Yyoga 2. Yogapod 3. Maa Yoga Studio

BEST REASON TO LIVE ON THE NORTH SHORE 1. Everything 2. The mountains and ocean 3. The people BEST SKI AREA 1. Cypress Mountain 2. Grouse Mountain 3. Mount Seymour

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Thank You for your votes!

6th ANNUAL BEST OF THE NORTH SHORE

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BEST HEARING SERVICE 1. Hear at Home Mobile Hearing Clinic 2. Clear Choice Hearing 3. Crystal Hearing BEST PLACE TO “PEOPLE WATCH” 1. Lonsdale Quay Market 2. Sea Wall at Ambleside 3. Park Royal Village

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AFTER DARK: BEST BAR 1. Black Bear Neighbourhood Pub 2. Browns Socialhouse 3. The District BEST BREW PUB 1. Village Taphouse 2. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub 3. Raven Neighborhood Pub

BEST COCKTAIL 1. Browns Socialhouse 2. The District 3. The Lobby (Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier)

BEST LIVE MUSIC VENUE 1. Rusty Gull Neighbourhood Pub 2. Mosquito Creek Bar & Grill 3. Village Taphouse

BEST LATE NIGHT FOOD 1. Raglan’s Bistro 2. Andrea’s Restaurant 3. Cactus Club

BEST SPORTS BAR 1. Hurricane Grill (Tied) 1. Boston Pizza (Tied) 2. Black Bear Neighbouhood Pub 3. Village Taphouse

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Thank you for voting us the best hotel on the North Shore!

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The Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier thanks Outlook readers for this recognition and for including our Lobby Restaurant amongst the North Shore’s best spots for brunch, cocktails & West Coast dining.

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Thank you for voting us #1 Family Friendly Restaurant & #1 Chain Restaurant! From award-winning burgers and signature fries, to our fresh salads, BC Chicken, pastas, stir-fries, and of course, our famous Pirate Paks, there’s always something delightful on the menu at White Spot. Come join us, morning, noon or night.

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ou could list many reasons why a highly skilled and dedicated athlete might miss out on achieving their ultimate goal of competing in the Olympics – injuries and better opponents being selected to represent their country perhaps being the most common reasons. But how about a leg bite by an unseen insect on the very day of the parade of athletes during the Olympic opening ceremonies? That would likely rank around 999,999th on a list of one million reasons. Yet it did come oh-so-close to derailing the aspirations of 19-year-old West Vancouver gymnast Anita Botnen in 1984. Anita started in gymnastics at the West Van Recreation Centre at the age of five with her elder sister Linda and younger sister Sandra and eventually caught the bug for the sport. But it was the bug that got her during the opening ceremonies of the Los Angeles Olympics exactly 28 years ago on July 28, 1984, that almost sabotaged her biggest moment in gymnastics. Anita had made the six-member Canadian women’s Olympic gymnastics team that year after a roller-coaster ride of ups and downs. She’d been a senior national team member since 1981 and prior to that was on the national junior team. She had competed in the world championships in Moscow in 1981 and in Budapest in 1983, along with the World University Games in 1983 in Edmonton (which she considers one of her two best performances) and would later compete in the 1985 World University Games in Kobe, Japan. Her 1984 season started on the upside as she placed first in the Canadian championships in May. Then it turned downward as a back injury from overtraining sidelined her for the Olympic

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Trials. However, she was petitioned onto the Canadian team as an alternate – training with the team in Huntington Beach, California, as the Olympics approached – thanks to her past performances. Then she vaulted (if you’ll pardon the pun) onto the team proper when a teammate suffered an unfortunate shoulder injury (usual reason #1 or 2 for an athlete missing out on their life’s goal) just two weeks before the Olympics were to begin. On July 19, 1984, nine days before the Olympics, she celebrated her 19th birthday with her teammates and Canadian actor Lorne Greene of Bonanza fame (who was the team attaché) singing Happy Birthday to her. Could it get any better than this? Well it could get a lot worse. lencorben@yahoo.ca twitter.com/nsoutlook

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“It’s hard to say where it happened,” she tells me on the phone the other day from Florida where she was vacationing recently, referring to that long-ago insect bite. “It’s still a bit of a mystery. My knee was hot and swollen and very big. It inflamed really quickly. I could not fully bend my knee. It sounds really unusual but nobody really understood what was happening. “I limped into the stadium for the opening ceremonies. There was a lot of excitement in the air. It was a very exciting time. I ended up sitting in the infield and watched the opening ceremonies and the lighting of the flame – the whole bit – between the legs of those standing up. It was kind of tough. You can imagine hundreds of athletes all standing and I’m sitting on the ground with a big ice-pack on my knee and trying to see between their legs. It was fun and distressful at the same time. At the end, it was the swimmers,

I believe, who carried me off the field because it was even hard to walk. “It was an insect bite on the very front of my knee that introduced an infection in my knee. It became bursitis. It felt like a huge trauma. It was hard to bend and with gymnastics you have to have a full range of motion. So I was very worried because I couldn’t bend it all the way and I wasn’t [going to be] able to participate. What are the odds of that? It was a very unusual thing. Now, all of a sudden all these years of training were going to be up in the cloud all because of a silly insect bite. “The coaches were questioning me as to whether I was going to be able to perform or not and I had major doubts. We didn’t even have a diagnosis. So there was this mystery. The path to the end is not always smooth I guess. There are always ups and downs in training and that’s to be expected. This was more unusual.” The competition hadn’t even started and Anita was already in headlines back home. The Vancouver Province blared, “Botnen Badly Bitten.” The Vancouver Sun announced, “Insect bite slows gymnast Botnen.” Fortunately the gymnastics competition didn’t begin for two days. “I was able to get through the compulsories and another two days passed before the optionals which is a very demanding set of routines. By that time it had cleared up. It all worked out in the end.” Despite the ups and downs of 1984 being what she calls “a rocky road for a couple of months,” she remembers her performance at the Olympics as one of her best-ever. Some 65 gymnasts competed in the compulsory and optional rounds with the 36 highestscoring advancing to the final. Anita entered the final in 18th place, third among Canadians, and wound up 17th, scoring 9.65 in vault, 9.75 in uneven bars, 9.45 in balance beam and 9.40 in floor exercise for a total of 38.25 to go with her 37.775 preliminary score and a total score of 76.025. Mary Lou Retton of the U.S. captured a couple of 10.00s to win the title. Anita, who went to Ridgeview Elementary and graduated from West Van Secondary in 1983, began concentrating on gymnastics under WV Rec Centre coaches Keith “Curly” Russell and his wife Judy Russell, and later with Gladys Hartley and the Flicka Gym Club and eventually Mike Vossen and choreographer Debra Brown. After the Olympics, Anita took a scholarship to the University of Florida where she got a degree in physiotherapy and met her husband John Fisher. They now live in Brookline, Massachusetts, with their three children aged 13, 10 and five. She hadn’t thought about that insect bite in a long time. Until I called to bug her about it. Of course that’s the kind of bugging she didn’t mind so much. This is episode 464 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories – the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history. Visit us online at www.hbc.com

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NV athletes win gold, inspire at BC Summer Games From wakeboarding to wrestling to softball, North Van participants helped make this year’s BC Summer Games one to remember DAN KINVIG, EDWIN CHAND AND DAVID LY SPECIAL TO THE OUTLOOK

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or Michela Phillips, gold medals seem to run in the family. The 17-year-old from North Vancouver (Vancouver-Squamish – Zone 5) won the BC Summer Games junior women’s wakeboard title on Friday afternoon at Abbotsford’s Albert Dyck Park. Kathy Kreiner-Phillips, Michela’s mother, was on hand as a celebrity medal presenter, and she draped the gold medal around her daughter’s neck. KreinerPhillips is a former alpine skier who won Olympic gold in the giant slalom in 1976 in Innsbruck, Austria. “It’s pretty cool, because she was also a gold medalist,” Phillips said, reflecting on the unique podium moment with her mom. “She’s pretty inspirational. All our life, she’s told us we can do whatever we set our minds to. When she was growing up, she was always told she couldn’t do what she wanted to do. But, she keeps pushing us, and it’s really helpful.” Phillips edged Emma McNichol of Nanoose Bay (Vancouver Island-Central Coast – Zone 6) and Rachel Maj of Langley (Fraser Valley – Zone 3) in the junior women’s division. In the junior men’s wakeboard competition, Vancouver’s Levi Cole (VancouverSquamish – Zone 5) was the champ, while silver went to Cam Desloges of Shawnigan Lake (Vancouver Island-Central Coast – Zone 6) and bronze went to Jon Cole of Vancouver (Vancouver-Squamish – Zone 5). The top three in the junior boys division were Mason Shadlock of Mill Bay (Vancouver Island-Central Coast – Zone 6), Jacob Haddon of Burnaby (Fraser River-Delta – Zone 4), and Tate Borg of Peachland (Thompson-Okanagan – Zone 2). Brooklyn Sutherland of North Vancouver (Vancouver-Squamish – Zone 5) was the girls wakeboard winner. The barefoot water-skiers competed Friday morning in adverse conditions – steady rain, accompanied by wind, rendered the water less than placid. “As far as barefooting goes, when it’s raining, the rain’s kind of coming at you at 40 miles an hour,” Abbotsford’s Adam Lehner (Fraser Valley Zone 3) noted with a chuckle. “It hurts your face and you can’t see very well, so it’s a little bit more challenging. And it was windy, too, so the water was pretty rough. You’ve just got to make the best of it.” Lehner, the lone competitor in the junior men’s division, wasn’t overly happy with his trick run, but he set a personal best in the slalom. Other barefoot medalists included Conner Brolin of Surrey (gold, boys 2 division), Kevin Lawrance of Mission (silver, boys 2) and Nicole Yonkman (gold, girls 2). Oscar Bolaqui, the fighting pride of North Vancouver scar Bulaqui of North Vancouver (Zone 5) had to make a decision at a young age: to stay with basketball or to move onto wrestling. The conflict came about because both sports take place during the same time of the year. And, while many people advised him to quit basketball, because they knew of his bright future of wrestling, it was of Bolaqui’s own will that he abided. Oscar’s elementary and now high school coach advised him to join wrestling in Grade 8 after he passed it up in Grade 7.

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Reluctantly, he joined, citing his only reason as, “My coach made me wrestle and he kept on pushing me.” Sixteen-year-old Bulaqui has been training for three years now. With a slow start to his wrestling career, he kept on striving to become better and went from fifth place in the Provincials in 2010 to second in 2011. Along with his Provincials placing, Bulaqui came second in the Nationals and fourth in the Westerns. Before matches, he likes to warm up and stretch. As for nerves, he says, “They end when I’m on the mat.” For anyone thinking about joining wrestling or any sport for that matter, Bulaqui’s advice is simple. “Try out, sports are for everyone,” he said. “I didn’t know anything about wrestling but now, after hard work, I’m doing very well. “Wrestling’s given me discipline and a healthy lifestyle which allows me to have good friends.” Although Bulaqui didn’t win gold in Surrey, he said, “I’m wrestling hard, I’ve made mistakes but I’ve learned and I’m doing good. “My goals for next year are to take first place in the Provincials and the Nationals, while also earning a spot on the FILA National Team.” Most importantly, Oscar says, he would like to give thanks to all those who have supported him. “I’d like to say thanks to my family for always coming out to my tournaments to give me support. “I’d like to especially thank my mom who’s been there since day one and has travelled with me to both of the Nationals.” Old game, same feeling fter 45 years of coaching softball, John Lucas still speaks with authentic excitement when his team wins via a game-changing play. “We had to win this game and win it by six runs [to get into the finals],” said an excited Lucas, his voice filled with pure joy after his girls defeated the Kootenays (Zone 1), 7-1. The Vancouver-Squamish (Zone 5) girls he coaches have been training hard for five months in the gym and relentlessly practicing through mistakes made in this morning’s practices. “I’m more than proud of them,” Lucas said with a grin from ear-to-ear. Amongst his hard-working girls is 13-year-old Morgan Berkmann from North Vancouver. Berkmann has been playing the sport since she was six years old and, as a result, she holds her team’s success very highly. However, this victory means much more to her. Berkmann’s six-year-old sister has just started playing softball in a league for special needs children. “[My sister] has cerebral palsy, selective mutism, and she is epileptic,” said Berkmann. “She’s just sweet, though.” A role model and now a proud backcatcher to Lucas’s team, Berkmann hopes to win big for her team and more importantly, for her sister. The squad went on to win the bronze medal in the tourney. For more information on the BC Summer Games, including a complete list of events and results, visit bcgames.org.

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TAKIN’ HOME THE GOLD - North Van’s Michela Phillips dons her gold medal at the 2012 BC Summer Games. Phillips took top honours in junior women’s wakeboarding. Submitted photo


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“We remain serene and determined to take steps to oppose this pipeline [Enbridge’s Northern Gateway project], which we don’t see as being in British Columbia’s interests.” Adrian Dix Leader B.C. NDP be struck to steer benefits to B.C. or reduce risks. “We remain serene and determined to take steps to oppose this pipeline, which we don’t see as being in British Columbia’s interests,” he said. B.C. is just 10 months away from a provincial election that could elect the NDP, which opposes Northern Gateway under any circumstances but has yet to define a position on the Trans Mountain expansion. Dix said Northern Gateway is a non-starter because it would require consenting to oil tanker traffic on the north coast. Dix also accused the government of belatedly trying to catch up to public opposition after it ceded jurisdiction for the environmental review process to Ottawa and then failed to intervene earlier in the Northern Gateway review when it could have still tabled evidence. “They gave up our jurisdiction, they missed the deadline for evidence,” Dix said. “Now having been pressured by us but mostly by tens of thousands of people – business groups, environmental groups and First Nations – and they feel they have to take some step to show they’re defending British Columbians’ interest.” Several environmental groups responded saying no amount of safeguards will offset the damage of a serious spill, especially one involving heavy oil sands crude. The Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs Grand Chief Stewart Phillip said most First Nations remain deeply opposed to the Enbridge pipeline, adding “it’s not about the money, it’s about the environment.” Dix said it was too soon for the NDP to take a stand on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain twinning because the project has not yet been formally proposed. BC Conservative leader John Cummins said his party would also try to negotiate a benefits sharing deal for oil that moves through B.C.

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elicopters typically flip over after crashing in water, leaving panicked passengers frantically struggling to escape. A bleak picture, to be sure, but Chevron employees soon heading to work in the Arctic’s oil and gas industry learned how to survive such a scenario at BCIT’s Marine Campus in North Vancouver on July 18. Wearing full orange buoyancy suits, participants were strapped into a machine that simulates a helicopter floating in water and had to quickly escape from a small window after they were turned upside down. The training exercises will increase the chances of survival for the men, who will be doing geoseismic surveys in the Canadian Arctic. “When you learn how to do something, say skiing, you have a memory of what to do, so it becomes your first reaction,” Jonathan Chapple, manager of Aqua-Lung Canada, told The Outlook as the Chevron employees put on their required gear. They have to wear small scuba-like equipment made by Aqua-Lung — known as helicopter underwater emergency breathing apparatuses — attached to their clothing at all times. The light-

weight equipment provides them with just 30 seconds of air to make the quick escape. “You can’t hold your breath if you crash because you’re panicked and have to focus on opening the door,” explains Chapple, who also teaches survival techniques to the military. The training is required by many companies working in the Arctic, but the emergency breathing equipment isn’t required by law, he added. A ship is leaving soon from Vancouver en route to the Arctic to bring people and supplies to the off-shore oil and gas platforms. The men will have to take a helicopter from the ship over large bodies of water to get to their work sites. If their helicopter crashes, it will take approximately five seconds to completely fill with water. But the men would have to anxiously wait for it to flip upside down before they attempt to escape. “We don’t want them to panic and overreact, because it can be scary. It’s good for them to experience this before, so they can practise in case it ever does happen,” said John Stone, director of military and aviation training programs for Survival Systems Training, the company that puts on the courses.

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single-family homes in North and West Van is put in backyard composts instead of being thrown in the garbage. Without this composting, around 1,500 more truck trips to the North Shore Transfer Station would be needed, at a cost of $900,000 a year. People who go through compost coaching save 20 per cent more organic waste from the landfill. “These numbers demonstrate how backyard composting can help reduce municipal collection costs and they also show how important it is to support North Shore Residents in backyard composting,” said Allen Lynch, manager of the recycling program. North Shore residents can

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OUTDOOR VENUE - The city’s popular summer concert series is held in Shipbuilders’ Square on the waterfront. Outlook files

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oncerts in the Square is back each Saturday this August with headlining recording artists, local cultural and contemporary performers and art displays. The second annual outdoor concert series is taking place at Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot on Lonsdale on Aug. 4, 11, 18 and 25. A special matinee show for seniors is planned for Aug. 26. All ages are welcome, and there is a beer and wine garden for adults to cool down. Aug. 4: The series kicks off with recording artists Jon and Roy and guest Shaun Verreault of Wide Mouth Mason. Jon and Roy released their fourth album Let it Go and have appeared at folk festivals throughout Canada. Other performers include Krystle Dos Santos, Adam Woodall Band and Tonye Aganaba. Aug. 11: Roots musician Barney Bentall takes the stage with musician/songwriter Andrew Allen, whose single Loving You Tonight has garnered more than two million YouTube views. Canadian Folk Music Award winners The Fugitives are also performing with Fera and North Vancouver’s Lynn Canyon Band. Aug. 18: Peak Performance Project winner Kyprios, featured at this year’s Vancouver International Jazz Festival, will be performing Sweet City Woman. Folk artist Redgy Blackout will perform with soulful singer/songwriter Georgia Murray. North Vancouver local Ben Sigston and newcomer Badgerchild will open. Aug. 25: Neil Osborne of 54/40 and country singer Jessie Farrell team up with Dave Genn. They’ll share the stage with roots-rock recording artist Will, as well as Vancouver artists Headwater, The Whethermen and Babe Gurr. Aug. 26: A special matinee performance is being planned for North Vancouver seniors with the Dal Richards Orchestra providing the entertainment. Strawberry tea will be served. Concerts in the Square isn’t only about performances. Art on the Pier will offer artists, vendors, and themed attractions along the waterfront walkway. Showdown in the Square, a painting contest with prizes for winners, takes place Aug. 4. Sight of the Sound, a display of band, album cover and music art, is on Aug. 11. Aug. 18 features graduating students of Langara College photography program, while North Vancouver artists are holding an exhibit on Aug. 25. For more information about the concert series visit www.cnv.org/ConcertsintheSquare. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com, twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin

ith the 2012 BC Summer Games just wrapped up in Surrey, North Vancouver is already planning its bid to host the event in 2018. On Monday, the councils of both the voted to put in a collective bid for the 2018 BC Summer Games. As part of their bid plan, North Van city agreed to commit $15,000 cash and $16,700 in in-kind services, while the district agreed to put up $30,000 cash and $33,300 in-kind, if the games are awarded to North Vancouver. The winning bids for the BC Summer and Winter Games in both 2016 and 2018 will be announced by B.C. sport minister Ida Chong this November. In the meantime, the North Vancouver Recreation Commission has sought and earned the approval of the North Vancouver School District to use its sport facilities and has been given the go-ahead from the local chapter of the

Canadian Union of Public Employees to staff those facilities with volunteers — terms that are required for a successful bid. However, at Monday night’s district council meeting, Coun. Roger Bassam raised concern that North Vancouver’s lack of proper pool and track facilities could hurt the hometown bid. “Part of the application I understand is they would host the track-and-field component at Swangard Stadium [in Burnaby]. And while it’s viable, it’s certainly a blemish on our record as a great sporting community that we do not have these sporting facilities available to us in a population of 200,000 people on the North Shore.” The North Vancouver Recreation Commission estimates the economic benefit of hosting an expected 3,700 participants in 30 different sports at $2 million for the municipalities. While North Van has never hosted a BC Summer Games, the city and district were home to the BC Winter Games in 1996. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com

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tive. Mary Ellen Turpel-Lafond issued the warning Thursday, saying the new Integrated Case Management system has proved deeply flawed since its April launch for child protection staff. “I cannot be confident that child safety can be assured,” she said. “Immediate steps are necessary to prevent harm and stabilize the front line staff who are overwhelmed by this ill-planned process.” The $182-million system was supposed to reduce the time child protection workers spend on data entry, give them better access to information across multiple ministries and free them up to work more with children and families. But Turpel-Lafond said her office has been bombarded by staff complaints it’s had the opposite effect. The new system is hard to search because it’s overly case sensitive, health and safety alerts are hard to find and duplicate files on the same child are easy to create, according to her findings. The overall complexity of the system means information on an incident that used to take less than half an hour to record “can take most of a day.” Caseload reports now print very slowly and a screen of information is too large to print to a single page, so it now comes out split across four printed pages. In one recent case, Turpel-Lafond said the new system slowed efforts to dispatch police when a crisis call came in that only gave the mother’s first name, because it wasn’t first name-searchable. “The family was at risk while social workers were frantically trying to identify the family and obtain the address.” She also noted the rollout of the new system happened with no contingency plan if it didn’t work, including no capability to revert to the old system. Children and Family Development Minister Mary McNeil said the magnitude of problems are “unexpected and deeply concerning.” An action plan is being developed and an extra $12 million has been deployed to assist staff, she said. “We are committed to making this work,” she said of the ICM system. “Moving backwards is not an option.” Experienced child protection workers will be trained to help assist other staff with the shift, McNeil said. The ministry will also hire up to 100 auxiliary child protection workers and 50 auxiliaries to assist child protection workers with administrative duties. newsroom@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/nsoutlook


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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulfilling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualified applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modifications to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door.

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2011 NISSAN VERSA 4/dr h/back, auto, 25,000/km, red, many options, $9000/firm. 604-538-9257.

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2007 HARLEY SPORTSTER, factory custom, 74 cube (1200) big bore by Denco Cycle, Bassani pipe, Windshield, sissy bar, leather bags. 27,000Km, one old guy owner, $7,450 obo. Phone (604)817-1945

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RENTALS 374

TREE SERVICES 706

APARTMENT/CONDO

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353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS

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PETS 477

PETS

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On April 20, 2012, at the intersection of Ridgeway Ave and East 5th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: 2008 GMC Sierra; BCL: DT2480; VIN: 1GTJK33658F186899, on or about 22:12 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of offences under sections 253(1) (a) (Operating a motor vehicle while impaired), 253(1)(b) (Drive with more than 80 mg of alcohol in blood) and 249(1) (Dangerous operation of motor vehicle) of the Criminal Code of Canada. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1061, 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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