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The Harry Jerome Recreation Complex has served City residents well for many years, and consists primarily of the Harry Jerome, Memorial, and Mickey McDougall recreation centres. Due to the age of the buildings, maintenance costs have increased and the facilities are less able to meet the changing needs of the community. The City is seeking public input into redevelopment options for the future Harry Jerome Community Recreation Centre and adjacent public lands. Public input opportunities begin November 9th with a public opinion survey. Other opportunities include presentations, Open Houses and a Town Hall Meeting. For complete details, visit www.cnv.org. The public input process is scheduled to conclude on November 30.

The recent earthquake off the coast of BC serves as a reminder that North Shore residents live in an earthquake prone area. Be prepared! Put together an emergency kit, create a family emergency plan or sign up for a free workshop offered by the North Shore Emergency Management Office: Emergency Preparedness and You Monday, November 19 from 7pm-9:30pm Disaster Response and You Monday, November 26 from 7pm-9pm

Sustainable City Award The inaugural 'Sustainable City Award' has been presented to the Loutet Urban Farm. This City Award acknowledges projects and initiatives that exhibit excellence in all three areas of social, economic and environmental sustainability in an integrated manner. Loutet Farm achieves this through the local production of low carbon food that is healthy, builds community and supports a working farm. The Award is granted annually through the City’s Advisory Planning Commission. For more information about Loutet Farm and the Sustainable City Award, visit www.cnv.org/SustainableCityAward.

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Remembrance Day Service and Parade The annual Remembrance Day Ceremony will take place at the Victoria Park Cenotaph on Sunday, November 11th at 10:30am. The ceremony will be followed by a parade north on Lonsdale to 13th Street. This event is organized by the North Shore Veterans’ Council Canada. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | info@cnv.org

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hen Terry Roberge started a trucking company in North Vancouver he had just one vehicle and one driver — him-

other products throughout the Lower Mainland to landscapers, contractors and residential customers. self. Located at the foot of Pemberton That was more than three decades ago. Avenue, Roberge Trucking, which also Today, Roberge Trucking has a fleet of has a yard that supplies construction 12-plus trucks, including several dump trucks and garden materials, employs around that haul topsoil, bark mulch, sand, gravel and 13 people, most of whom are truck drivers. “He’s built it up,” says Terry’s sister Carol, who joined Terry’s company after he purchased his second truck and works as the office manager. Roberge Trucking isn’t (age 45+) the only company that’s moving goods and generatOne in ten Canadians suffers some degree hearing levels and speech discrimination skills. The result will determine if there of hearing loss that can be attributed to ing jobs across the provmany causes and conditions of the middle is a hearing loss, the type of loss and the ince. level of impairment. The test will be or inner ear. According to Statistics explained in detail and a list of options Canada, truck transTo promote awareness of better hearing and suggestions for the most effective care and the detection of hearing loss, portation in 2006 was a corrections will be provided. keep on trucking - Roberge Trucking driver Steve Hole (left) Clear Choice Hearing Clinics Community $1.67-billion industry in and yard manager Joe Bilodeau. Should a potential medical complication Outreach program is offering free B.C., not including priMichaela Garstin photo be found, the results will be forwarded Audiometric Hearing Screening. vate trucks transporting to your Dr with a report of findings These are full Audiometric assessments of explaining the concern. goods for such companies And the industry continues to grow. Trucks as Neptune Food Services haul the vast majority of consumer goods and If you suspect a hearing loss, some common symptoms are: or Canadian Tire. foods across Canada and it’s expected that Between 1997 and 2006, the • lack of speech clarity • difficulties hearing on the phone close to 375,000 new drivers will be needed in industry grew by 42.2 per cent, at • difficulty with background • missing key words in a sentence this country over the next decade. an average rate of about four per noise • asking people to repeat But professional drivers aren’t the only ones cent per year. The growth rate of in demand. There are other related positions, A V all other B.C. industries combined D VeD! Call today to book like mechanics and dispatchers and sales, that Appro was less than three per cent. offer great career opportunities. an appointment! About 23,000 registered truck“It’s interesting. You never know where you ing companies in B.C. move goods have to go: Deep Cove, Lions Bay, North Van, Clear Choice 1803 Lonsdale avenue 24 hours a day, seven days a White Rock,” says driver Steve Hole, who has week, 365 days a year. In 2005, Hearing Clinics North vancouver 604.988.8013 worked at Roberge Trucking for 24 years. trucks transported 66.7 million 311 - 575 16th Street —With information from the BC Trucking shipments, carrying 6.15 billion under new management West vancouver 604.922.6111 Association and files from Comox Valley Record tons of cargo.

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N. Shore leads B.C. in fall injuries Safety council meeting looks at dealing with high-risk behaviour TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e p O RT e R

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ith some of the country’s lowest infant mortality rates and highest life expectancies, it’s what North Shore residents are doing with their time in between that has local health professionals shaking their heads. According to Vancouver Coastal Health, the North Shore suffers the province’s highest rate of hospitalization from falls, both at home and recreation related. “It’s higher than in any other health authority across the province,” said VCH active living coordinator JoAnne Burleigh at the North Shore Safety Council AGM last week. The topic of the Nov. 1 meeting was ‘dealing with risk-taking behaviour,’ particularly among young people, and the keynote presentation was delivered by Lions Gate Hospital emergency physician and medical consultant for mass gathering events, Dr. Sam Gutman. “The North Shore experience is vastly different from the other hospitals in the Lower Mainland,” Gutman said. “I know the weather when I’m on a shift — and if you’ve been to Lions Gate you know there’s no windows in the emergency [room] — but I know the weather based on what’s coming in the door. So, I know when there’s ice on Grouse Mountain; I know when it’s freezing rain.” And it’s not just during the winter months that people on the North Shore

are the most accident prone. Gutman joked that his favourite time of year, despite the weather, tends to be from October to November because of the brief lull in injuries it affords as people who live and recreate on the North Shore transition from one high-risk sport to another. “It’s the only two-month period when it’s quiet. There’s less mountain biking, there’s no snowboarding. The number of risk behaviours drops precipitously and we actually see it in our volumes of patients,” Gutman said. “But I know that by the third weekend of November, I’m going to start seeing broken wrists and concussions from the slopes and I know that probably around March or April I’m going to start seeing mountain bike injuries.” From the latter category, Gutman said 53 per cent of mountain bike injuries happen to those 20-39 years old, with 81 per cent of injuries occurring in males. Young men are especially hardwired hardwired to take risks and put themselves in danger, Gutman said, comparing a young man’s compulsion towards careless behaviour with an addiction to drugs or gambling. “Physiologically they are impelled to do this. It’s not even a choice situation,” Gutman told the health-and-safety gathering. “It’s evolutionarily adaptive,” he continued. “When the young male is doing preening behaviour or trying to attract a mate or trying to survive to procreate the next generation, being able to go out and attack that tiger is an adaptive thing. And the ones who aren’t very good at continued, PAGE 8

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Sporting sleuth For his Instant Replay column, Len Corben is part detective, part sportswriter

Corben’s Corner - Len Corben inside his office. Rob Newell photo

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e’s a sports history sleuth who hats. Precariously tall piles of newspapers relentlessly tracks down eyewitand books fill the remainder of available nesses and clues from the past so space. His desk is covered by a welter of he can retell colourful tales about the paper. instantreplay “great events and the quirky” that hap“I have a lot of books. You know I never LEN CORBEN » COLUMNIST pened decades ago — or even longer — on throw anything away,” he says reaching WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM the North Shore. over to pull out a copy of UBC’s alum This week’s installment of Len Corben’s directory from the 1990s, which he says is Instant Replay column will be his 470th useful for locating people. twocents column in The Outlook — and for each When I asked to interview Corben about SEAN KOLENKO » STAFF REPORTER one the story behind getting the story is his just-released book TheWWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM Pitching Professor: often a story in itself. The Life and Times of Ernie Kershaw and his With his neatly combed grey hair, butforthcoming Play it Again! A Century PLUS ton-down collar and amiable personality, of North Shore Sports Stories, I requested Corben comes across as a mild-mannered, that we meet in his office. He flashed a smile coffeewith KOLENKO » STAFF REPORTER sports-loving retired school teacherSEAN— that suggested a surprise awaited. which he is. But when it comes to his “I think I may be able to fit a second chair researching and writing columns he’s got in there,” he said while sitting in my office another side. beforehand. WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM “Yeah, very tenaIt fit, barely. cious. Research — I love While it may seem cramped coffeewith research,” says Corben. and chaotic to a visitor, for JUSTIN BEDDALL » EDITOR “I spend hours and hours Corben there’s complete order. on research and writing When discussing his stint as [and] trying to find pictures.” sports editor of his high school yearbook, How much time does he spend on each he leaps out of his chair, squeezes past column? me and quickly retrieves a stack of yearWWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM “No idea. In fact, I wouldn’t want books from the shelf. Mayvis [his wife] to know,” he says, with “I know where everything is. It just a grin. looks like…,” he says, the sentence trailWWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM Sitting inside his office located on the ing off. second storey of his Upper Lonsdale home, His next book will feature 100 stories Corben is literally engulfed in his work. that previously ran in The Outlook. WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM A long bookshelf that takes up an He’s tried to include stories “about indientire wall is filled with media guides, viduals and teams, men and women, WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM yearbooks, record books, directories, programs, souvenir baseballs and bats, continued, PAGE 17 bobble heads and sports team mugs and

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Pipeline expansion won’t bring bigger tankers to Burrard Inlet: spokesman TODD COYNE S Ta f f R e P O RT e R

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f Kinder Morgan is granted approval to twin its Trans Mountain pipeline from Edmonton to Burnaby, the project won’t bring bigger oil tankers to Burrard Inlet, just many more of them. Mike Davies of the Trans Mountain Expansion Project made that promise to The Outlook Saturday at a North Vancouver public information session. It was there he was tasked with the difficult job of convincing North Vancouver residents to support a second pipeline to the inlet and a fivefold increase in tanker traffic off their shores. The information session was one of 37 scheduled over 60 days in communities along the existing 1,100-kilometre pipeline carrying oilsands products to the Burrard Inlet via Burnaby’s Westridge Terminal. Currently, the Kinder Morgan terminal is responsible for about three per cent of all vessel traffic through Port Metro Vancouver, which amounts to eight vessels per month, including one jet-fuel barge, two crude-oil barges and five oil tankers with a maximum capacity of 650,000 barrels each. Tankers that size are known as Aframax class vessels and, at about two and a half football fields long, these would still be the largest boats allowed to fill up at Westridge Terminal, according to Davies. However, he said, an expanded pipeline would mean a huge increase in the number of tankers, jumping from five to 25 per month, with the number of barges expected to stay the same. That would mean a total 28 vessels per month filling up at the Burnaby

terminal starting in 2017, comprising about 10 per cent of all marine traffic on the inlet. “The change is increased traffic not increased ship size, so the consequence of an accident doesn’t change,” Davies said. “But with the increased frequency, that increased frequency reflects the probability [of an accident].” However, Davies added that Kinder Morgan’s responsibility for shipping ends at the end of its Burnaby pipe. “Our strict regulatory obligation ends after the loading process,” Davies said. “Once the ship is loaded, it’s under the Canada Shipping Act which is administered by Transport Canada.” And once loaded to 90-per-cent capacity, the hull of an Aframax vessel sits 13.5 metres below the water surface, the absolute limit of safe clearance through the Second Narrows without risking an accident. That risk is still what motivated many of the dozens of residents at Saturday’s information session to ask questions about the project, including Deep Cove resident Len Laycock. “I’m absolutely anti-pipeline for all of the reasons that can be distilled down into environment and health,” Laycock told The Outlook. He said he also doesn’t believe the pipeline would bring anything positive to the region economically, but could negatively impact tourism in the event of a spill. “There’s not a business case here,” he said. “There’s a case for a particular set of businesses that want to extract the resource and benefit from it. But we’re taking risks from these pipes and we’re not even getting any rewards.” Davies admitted the $4.1-billion Trans Mountain expansion does not specifically benefit those North Shore

taNkEr talk - Residents gather at an information session on Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain Pipeline Expansion Project at the North Shore Neighbourhood House in North Vancouver Saturday, Nov. 3. Todd Coyne photo

residents who, along with their neighbours across the inlet, bear some risks in being so close to the business end of the pipe if something did go wrong. But, he said, there would be economic benefits for the country at large. “It’s an important piece of Canadian infrastructure,” he said. “It will have some stimulus in the economy. We will generate a lot of income tax and property taxes. We won’t pay any property tax in North Van but those other spinoffs will come.” North Vancouver city council didn’t exactly give Davies an easier

time when he appeared before them at their Monday, Nov. 5 meeting. Coucillors Craig Keating and Pam Bookham both railed against ramping up fossil fuel production at a time when, one; its negative environmental impacts are known, and two; the city council has been actively encouraging residents to cut back on their own fossil fuel consumption. A report on Trans Mountain’s public consultation process is expected to be made public early next year. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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However, Gutman stressed risktaking behaviour isn’t unique to any one age group or gender, and said we should focus on channelling the natural risk-taking tendencies we all have into positive “smart risk” activities that will benefit our health over time. Those activities, he said, can include so-called extreme sports like skateboarding, snowboarding, rock climbing and parkour, as long as participants have proper supervision, instruction and equipment.

“In terms of chronic disease, which is the epidemic of the next 20 years, activity is the single largest modifiable factor,” he said. “We have to make a decision as a society: Are we going to focus and invest in lifestyle or are we going down the same path that has led us to an epidemic of chronic disease?” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

ON tHE COVEr - Lieutenant James Hewitt and Gwen Neate were wed in Lynn Valley in 1916. North Vancouver Archives collection #12582.

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he West Vancouver Memorial Library Foundation held its signature gala event last week. A Passport to Spain was the theme as guests mixed and mingled among the books enjoying tapas, live entertainment, fabulous food and fashions. One of the main highlights included a live Flamenco performance by dancers from the Karen Pitkethly Flamenco group. Overall, the event raised close to $82,000 which will go to support the many programs and services at the library. Congrats to all involved. 1 And the winning bid goes to Jenny Benedict, director of library services, who is clearly a big ‘fan’ of the event. 2 Guess who’s coming to dinner? Former West Vancouver mayor Ron Wood, left, and committee member Jo-Anne Wood, put in the winning bid for a dinner with friends at current mayor Mike Smith’s house. 3 Ole! Flashy and fabulous, the members of the Karen Pitkethly Flamenco group wowed everyone with some very authentic moves. 4

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The compelling life and tragic death of J.T. Hewitt The story behind one name on the Victoria Park cenotaph in North Van

ent and [who] possessed a kind personality” died suddenly after a short illness. Few of us can imagine that situation. Fortunes turned a bit brighter less than a year later. In those days, there was cut-throat rivalry between Vancouver’s four dailies – The World, The News-Advertiser, t first glance, there wouldn’t seem to be any connecThe Sun and The Province – so it was Hewitt’s scoop of tion between a gala 1916 double wedding, boxing the year when he got to be the first person in Western matches in North Van, the first passenger plane Canada to ride as a passenger in an airplane on April 24, ride in Western Canada, a pioneer Lynn Valley family, 1912. the Battle of Passchendaele, Neates Coffee, Warner Bros. The Titanic sinking still dominated the news but The Pictures, Paul Henderson’s 1972 goal and Remembrance Province gave Hewitt space for a 1,522-word story detailDay 2012. ing the flight from Richmond’s Minoru Park. It began, But then you don’t know the compelling life (and death) “Billy Stark, the Vancouver aviator… succeeded in accomstory of James Thomas “Jimmy” Hewitt Jr. Life is full of unpredictable events. During wartime even plishing the first passenger-carrying flight ever accomplished in Western Canada. He carried the sporting editor more. So it was with the life of Jimmy Hewitt. Today you of The Province with him to a height of about 600 feet and can view his name engraved in marble on the cenotaph remained in the air for about eight minutes just east of Lonsdale in Victoria Park. during which he travelled about five or six This is the story behind the name. lencorben@yahoo.ca miles. After this he took his pretty little wife Hewitt was born in Cobourg, Ont., twitter.com/nsoutlook up with him for a similar jaunt through the on July 8, 1881, to mother Sarah instantreplay atmosphere. Both flights were negotiated and father James Thomas Hewitt Sr. without a hitch notwithstanding that the LEN CORBEN » COLUMNIST and grew up in Toronto. In his early ORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM Curtis biplane which he used was not built 20s, Jimmy (and wife Victoria) set for the passenger business and in spite of off for Winnipeg where he became “sporting editor” of the the fact that a strong gust of wind was whistling across Winnipeg Telegram. They moved on to Vancouver in 1907 @northshoreoutlook.com the Lulu Island flats and made the feat rather perilous for twitter.com/seankolenko and his position as head of the sports department at The all hands.” Vancouver Daily Province, a post he held until enlisting to When the Great War escalated from its 1914 begingo overseas in 1915. N KOLENKO » STAFF Jimmy REPORTER and brothers Art, Fred (later a sports nings, Jimmy, age 34 and a mere 5’3”, volunteered to join As kids, WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM the war effort on Sept. 8, 1915, in Victoria. An item in the editor in New Orleans, Chicago and San Francisco) and Toronto Star said, “He helped to organize and train ‘The Billy (sports editor of the Toronto Star) were involved Bantams,’ the brave little fellows of diminutive size whose in boxing. Jimmy turned to refereeing the sport and he orthshoreoutlook.com itter.com/seankolenko lion-heartedness and patriotism more than made up for appeared inside the ring at the North Vancouver Club on their deficiency in height.” Esplanade on several occasions. By this time he must have met 22-year-old Gwendoline The Vancouver World of Feb. 6, 1908, reporting on the OLENKO » STAFF REPORTER Emily Neate of Lynn Valley’s influential Neate (often previous evening’s card, termed the main bout a “tame spelled Neat) family because he arranged to return to 10-round scrap.” Hewitt was the referee. When it ended, North Van for their wedding while on leave in 1916. he announced, “‘Gentlemen, neither of the men has done John and Mary Louise (Pywell) Neate were North any good hitting, but [Bob] Ritchie has done all the leadShore pioneers. John arrived in rural Lynn Valley in ing and he gets the decision’… The gentle criticism that WWW.NORTHSHOREOUTLOOK.COM horeoutlook.com 1907, the year the City of North Van carved itself out of the referee ventured was equally deserved.” com/justinbeddall North Van District (and the very same year the Tragedy hit Jimmy on July 5, 1911, when his then-28year-old wife, described as “a young woman of much tal-

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different sports and representation of all time periods.” Telling historical narratives requires frequent trips to the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, hours at the library scrolling microfilm and flipping through old city directories and cold calls — lots of them. Corben thinks nothing of coming across a somewhat unique last name, typing it into Canada411.com, getting 25 or more results and calling up each one to gather intel for his story. He’s tracked down people as far away as Germany for his column. That doggedness once even earned the inveterate researcher a return call — from the law. When Corben was making his way through a list of names for a story on New Year’s babies, one call recipient became suspicious, thinking the man on the other end of the line might be a fraudster looking to glean some personal info so he called the RCMP, who in turn called Corben. “That’s the first time that’s happened,” Corben says with a laugh. Usually his calls end up turning into long conversations or later interviews. “They do some of the research themselves,” he says. “Pretty much everyone I deal with is so helpful. ‘You might try so and so and here’s their number.’” Mostly Corben relies on his own history on the North Shore for story ideas. After all, he grew up here, played sports here, had his own sports column in the North Shore Citizen beginning when he was still in high school and served as the coordinator of athletics for the North and West Van school districts for three decades. Of course, during his research he also

stumbles across gems. A good example is “A Footrace for the Ages,” which appeared in his first book, Instant Replay. “That story came about because of a few lines that were tucked away in a story in a newspaper that hasn’t existed in years,” he explains. While doing research for a West Vancouver May Day story he stumbled across a paragraph or two about a 100yard race in 1931 that ended with one runner tripping over his shoelace and the race being rerun in an incredible act of good sportsmanship. “Now if I could get ahold of the people,” he said to himself. “I researched and researched and eventually found an Oldum [the last name of the sprinter who stumbled] in West Vancouver who was a distant relative.” That led him to an Oldum living on Salts Spring Island. Corben called, expecting to speak to the daughter. Turned out, it was his wife, who was now in her 90s. “She remembered that race in minute detail,” he says leaning forward. “Wow, what a memory.” His story appeared in The Outlook on May 25, 2006 “exactly 75 years after the event,” he says proudly. “I hold stories for a key moment.” And he’s got hundreds more story ideas stored on his computer that just need a little more research. —For more information about the Pitching Professor and Play it Again! email lencorben@yahoo.ca or call 604-9880455.

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Translink board leery of audit’s proposed savings Chair seeks to calm fears of deep bus service cuts

tion service,” she said. “Just because a particular service isn’t working at full capacity doesn’t mean we eliminate it or reduce it.” The audit suggested TransLink JEFF NAGEL scrap or downgrade 22 underused Black PrEss routes. That’s heightened fears in some of Metro Vancouver’s fast-growt’s starting to look like TransLink ing suburbs that TransLink won’t will say thanks but no thanks to keep promises to improve transit sermost of the suggested savings idenvice in underserved neighbourhoods tified this fall by provincial auditors. and offer a more viable alternative to TransLink’s board debated the car use. finance ministry audit findings Oct. “We’re building not just for current 24 and board chair Nancy Olewiler use but also future use,” Olewiler said she and other directors are relucsaid, adding good transit can shape tant to act on many of the suggesfuture development. The audit flagged a total of $11 million in service cuts, including reduced SkyTrain frequency at offpeak times. But the bulk of the proposed savings – $30 million – would come by running thinner financial reserves and other less conservative Old or expired smoke and carbon monoxide alarms can be recycled! budgeting methods. Olewiler said the board is uncomfortable with the Free drop-off in North and West Vancouver idea TransLink operate with much lower surpluses • North Shore Bottle Depot • London Drugs: that could leave it more vulnerable to fluctuations 235 Donaghy Ave • 875 Park Royal North in revenue. • 2032 Lonsdale Ave • North Van Bottle and Return-It Depot “If a shock happened to us – something unexpected 310 Brooksbank Ave and beyond our control – we wouldn’t have the We accept smoke alarms, carbon monoxide (CO) alarms, combination smoke/CO alarms. money to sustain the service,” she said. 604-732-9253 Had thinner reserves www.alarmrecycle.ca been in place when

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tions for cutting a further $41 million from the budget. “These are recommendations, not requirements,” she said, adding the auditors were not transit experts and did not fully understand the potential damage to service from some of their proposals. Olewiler sought to ease concern TransLink will slash or greatly reduce bus frequency on runs where few riders are on board, adding some of those routes are critical to ensuring the system is usable across the region. “We run an integrated transporta-

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TransLink’s gas tax revenues suddenly dropped over the last year, she said, it would have been harder to avoid immediate service cuts. She noted the board believes in prudent fiscal management, which is also supported by bond rating agencies and results in TransLink being able to borrow more cheaply than if it took greater risks. “To shift to a much less conservative level – I think the board would have a very hard time with that.” The audit endorsed the cost-control efforts TransLink is adopting through its 2013 base plan. The $98 million in savings already approved include shelving most of a previously planned transit expansion, as well as further efforts to restructure existing bus service, less frequent weekend SkyTrain service and new or higher parking fees at parkand-rides. Olewiler said she’s optimistic the mayors’ council and the province can reach an agreement on a replacement revenue source for TransLink by the end of February, eliminating the need for a $30 million property tax increase. The mayors set the deadline last month, saying they intend to rescind the property tax hike no matter what and leave the province to deliver an alternate source to prevent deep transit cuts. Olewiler said TransLink has not yet begun preparing a list of possible cuts to balance the budget if those talks fail. “We’re going to cross that bridge when we come to it.”

Lest we forget

REMEMBRANCE DAY SUNDAY, NovEMBER 11 oBSERvE, HoNoUR AND REMEMBER

On the North Shore we welcome all veterans and the public to attend the memorial service of your choice. Please gather at either the Memorial Arch in West Vancouver or the Cenotaph in North Vancouver, between 10:00 and 10:30am. Two minutes of silence will be observed at 11:00 am. Throughout the year, Canadians will honour, remember and teach our youth about the contributions and sacrifices of our veterans.

Remembrance Day Services will be held at:

Memorial Arch, Lynn Valley Memorial Cairn Cenotaph 20th Street at Marine Dr., West Vancouver.

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pany produced food for the troops. Anne’s grandfather had fought in the First World War, but “he never talked about it — ever.” “Tears came to his eyes and the subject changed,” she says. Since setting foot on the battlefields and visiting information kiosks and war museums in France, the couple has a much deeper understanding about the profound JUSTIN BEDDALL impact of the Great War. EdITor “What it meant to Canada and our young ows of gravestones dotted the people — tremendous loss,” says neatly kept military cemetery. Ed, who laments the fact that Ed Jackson was immediately when he was in school the curstruck by the ages engraved on the riculum didn’t include much white stone markers. about Canada’s overseas war “Eighteen, twenty-two — all very efforts. young,” he recalls. After their month-long trip to Others belonged to unknown solFrance, the Jacksons enrolled in diers. the digital storytelling program “It’s quite overwhelming. It moves at the Silver Harbour Seniors me to tears to think about it now.” Centre and Ed decided to make Two years ago, at age 70, Jackson, a short film about their journey Ed Jackson along with his wife Anne, made a of discovery. He dubbed it The pilgrimage to France to trace the hisAwakening. tory of Canada’s involvement in the Mixing archival footage with his First and Second World wars. shots taken during the trip, the seven-minute That brought them to a cemetery near film delivers a poignant message about the valVimy Ridge, the site of a bloody battle in iant sacrifices made by Canadian soldiers durApril 1917 that saw Canadian troops wrest ing the First World War. away an important strategic position from “I just think our young people can’t forthe Germans. get what our forefathers have done to make Nearly 3,600 Canadian soldiers were this a free land for them,” says Ed, who had killed during the pivotal three-day battle. a specific audience in mind when making Prior to the trip, Jackson, a retired teach- the short. er who taught math and science, admits he “My audience was definitely my grandknew very little about Canada’s involvekids and young people in general.” ment in the two world wars. One day, he’d like to see his short film As he explains, during the Second World shown in schools. War, his father worked as a shipbuilder at —The Awakening and other videos North Vancouver’s Burrard Drydocks but created by the Silver Harbour Digital he was unable to serve his country because Storytellers group are currently being his job was considered integral to the war screened before movie features at the Kay effort; ditto for Anne’s father, whose comMeek Centre.

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sweet taste of victory Congratulations to Eurielle (pictured here with her brother and mom). She won a gift basket and chocolates for her family from Cinnamon’s Chocolates in The Outlook’s colouring contest at the Lower Lonsdale Business Association’s annual Fall Festival.

North Shore Sports Medicine founder up for national award

aige Larson, founder P of North Shore Sports Medicine, is among the three

finalists for a prestigious national entrepreneurship award. She’s shortlisted for the HKMB HUB Impact Award, one of six RBC Canadian Woman Entrepreneur Awards “which honour Canadian female entrepreneurs for being leaders and role models, and for encouraging the development of others.” A total of 3,500 women across

Canada have been nominated for this year’s awards. Larson started North Shore Sports Medicine in 1987 and has grown her business to now include three clinics that have treated more than 80 patients over the past six years. Two years ago, Larson was voted businessperson of the year by the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce. Her clinics have treated local and national team athletes, as well as Olympians and Paralympians.

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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 March 21, 2012, at or near East 4th Street and St. Patricks Avenue, North Vancouver, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 1999 Mazda Protege, blue, VIN#JM1BJ2220X0130600, BC license #6DOY6U, and $716 CAD cash, both on or about 10:40 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offence related property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1219, 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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