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Sound business plan Squamish Nation’s DJ O Show doesn’t just perform at the turntables — she’s a music mogul in-the-making MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA f f R E p o Rt E R

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hen heavy smoke engulfed Orene Askew’s apartment earlier this month she had only seconds to escape. But, as she dashed out, deciding what to save from the fire was easy. She grabbed her prized DJ set, the lifeline for her growing North Vancouverbased business. “Instinct took over. I don’t remember grabbing it,” says Askew, whose stage name is DJ O Show. She was asleep as a fire tore through her complex on West Fourth Street, completely destroying her neighbour’s suite and causing extensive smoke damage to hers. Everyone survived, but Askew and others living there were left temporarily homeless. But this horrible event ThE Show mUST Go oN - Even hasn’t put a damper on after a fire destroyed her apartment, DJ Askew’s three-month-old O Show has continued to grow her threecompany Orene’s DJing month-old business. Michaela Garstin photo Services. “I’m just happy to be alive,” Askew tells The Outlook, wearing a blackand-yellow hat labeled “O Show” across the front. After completing a radio broadcast program at BCIT and taking courses at the School of Remix in Vancouver, the Squamish Nation member and Carson Graham grad knew DJing was her calling. Before venturing out on her own, she worked at a radio station in Washington and at Vancouver’s Beat 94.5, where she was given her nickname. And so far the 29-year-old has put her four years’ worth of experience as a freelance DJ to good use. In order to break into the market, she created a detailed business plan that’s won her Best Business Plan from the Aboriginal Best Program and a trip to the Young Entrepreneurs’ Symposium in Ottawa. “If you want to do something for the rest of your life, you have to give it your all,” says Askew, whose love of music stems back to her teenage years when friends would ask her to burn personalized CDs. “I’ve always loved music. I would spend all my allowance money on CDs.” After submitting a proposal to the Squamish Nation, she was awarded a grant to buy her own DJ set, the same equipment she saved from the fire. DJ gear is less clunky today. With new technology, Askew only has to carry around a mini turntable that she attaches to her MacBook. In the future, she plans to hire other aboriginal youth to help grow her business. “I’d like to travel across Canada to different reserves and show them, if I can do it, they can do it too.” Askew has had support from other female DJs in Vancouver, who have been growing in number during the last decade. “There’s a difference between female and male DJs. It’s hard to explain, it’s an emotional thing, so we can tell what a crowd wants.” Talent is needed to become a successful DJ, says Askew, but making contacts in the industry and having a proper business plan are also vital. “I don’t only want to play music but make a whole company out of it.” Besides regular gigs downtown and at private events, she is holding a launch party at Mist Ultra Bar in West Vancouver on Nov. 24. For more information, go to or follow Askew on

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Decision on Lonsdale highrises deferred Onni plan to bring condo towers to Safeway site gets vocal reception

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ore than 100 people packed a marathon public hearing at North Vancouver city hall Monday night, most waiting hours for a chance to speak about a massive redevelopment project that, if approved, will bring more than 45 storeys of condo, office and retail space to the heart of central Lonsdale. Developers Onni Group are looking to build a 24-storey and a 17-storey condo tower atop two retail platforms with an adjacent six-storey office building in the 1300 block of Lonsdale Avenue, presently home to the Safeway grocery. The plan would add about 350 condos to the neighbourhood, a new Lonsdale Energy Corporation plant, a grocery store, a 37-space childcare centre, 926 parking stalls and 715 bicycle parking stalls. Supporters of the project — which far exceeds current building height and density restrictions for the area — outnumbered naysayers at the hearing 3-1, with 65 people speaking in favour of the Onni development, 21 speaking against, and a handful of residents on the fence. The hearing was part of a special council meeting dealing solely with the Onni project, after which council were

to give second and third readings of two agenda items concerning the development. The first was to amend the city’s Official Community Plan to allow greater height and density for the area. The second was to rezone the project lots of 1308 Lonsdale Ave., 130 East 13th St. and 117-133 East 14th St. to allow for comprehensive mixed-use development. But as the public hearing carried on without interruption into its sixth hour — and with it, into Tuesday morning — and once the 90th and final speaker finished at the microphone, council voted to defer a decision on the project until next Monday, Nov. 26.

Those opposed to the sizeable redevelopment — which would see both the tallest building on the North Shore and a close runner-up built on the same site — took issue mainly with the densification of the neighbourhood and the associated problems of traffic, lack of parking and strain on infrastructure. Among those opposed were two highly regarded former city councillors, Stella Jo Dean and John Braithwaite. Braithwaite, for whom the city’s John Braithwaite Community Centre is named, slammed the design of the project, calling it a “monstrosity.” Jo Dean, for whom a small park

immediately adjacent to the project is named, also panned Onni’s plans and criticized the city for what she called the “exorbitant” density bonusing city staff were prepared to allow for a single project. The bonuses allow developers to surpass things like building-height and density restrictions in return for community amenities such as affordable housing and childcare space, “employment-generating” office space, community art contributions and environmental commitments. Still others criticized those members of council who, in their 2011 runs for office, accepted campaign donations from Onni parent company RPMG Holdings, calling the matter a conflict of interest. Both Mayor Darrell Mussatto and Coun. Linda Buchanan accepted $5,000 and $1,500 from RPMG, respectively. Still, supporters of the Onni project overwhelmingly had the strength in numbers Monday, most speaking in favour of the 1308 Lonsdale plan because of its addition of much-needed housing, childcare and new retail space to the area. Don Peters of North Shore Community Resources was one of many representing social service providers who spoke in support of the project, notably for its planned 12 to 15 units — or, 10,000 square feet — of affordable housing expected to be set aside for a low-income or disability housing operator, if the project wins approval Monday.

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The lease and purchase proposals were made by representatives from three interested property development companies and one local childcare business. But when all the cards were down, Ridgeway’s four possible futures could be grouped into just two options. One, the building is saved and renovated for use as daytime daycare and nighttime community centre. Or two, it’s bulldozed and new housing is built atop the Ridgeway property at 450 East Fifth St. Vancouver-based developer Anthem Properties pitched first, offering a variety of possible housing styles for the site including townhouses, singlefamily homes or a combination “pocket neighbourhood” comprised of a mix 30-foot and 50-foot lots. But Anthem president Eric Carlson told the scores of residents gathered that the company’s preferred plan is to build just eight single-family homes, eight laneway homes and a small “pocket park” on the Ridgeway site, estimating the work would take about two and a half years to complete if they started tomorrow. With a proposal for 15 detached


homes, fellow developer Atti Group varied little from Anthem in their proposal. But with an option to build 28 units of duplex housing on the site, Atti also put forth the highest density plan of the night. The only proposal to receive a burst of applause — albeit brief — came from Oliver Webbe, president of North Vancouver developer Darwin Construction, whose suggestion that the former school’s large gravel yard should be turned into a grass park won the ascent of many in attendance. Adjacent to the public park, Webbe proposed, would be nine duplex homes; five fronting onto East Fifth Street and four fronting onto a laneway behind those East Fifth Street homes, backing onto the park. On the question of affordable housing, Webbe estimated duplexes in the Ridgeway neighbourhood would still likely sell on today’s market in the ballpark of $850,000 per unit, not exactly starter home prices. However, Darwin was the only of the three developers to indicate the company would be open to the idea of entering into a long-term lease deal with the North Vancouver School District for the property, an option the Atti Group flatly declined and Anthem hadn’t addressed. “In our study, we believe that the resale value for a home, if it’s on leased land, could be around five to 10 per cent less than if it was not on leased land,” Webbe said, estimating a leasedland duplex at the same site would go for about $775,000. The final proposal of the night

came from Ridgeway’s neighbour, the KidsLand Childcare Centre at 443 East Fifth St. It’s there that Ramak Toufanian operates a 20-spot childcare facility with what she describes as a “solid” wait list. Her proposal is to lease a completely renovated Ridgeway building from the North Vancouver School District to run a year-round daycare facility for 100 children during the day, turning the building over for community recreational use at night. This would boost KidsLand’s childcare capacity fivefold, as Toufanian said she would keep her existing care centre open for young toddlers while using Ridgeway to house expanded programs for older kids. City of North Vancouver development planner Carl Purvis told the meeting that any of the four options except the daycare proposal would require an amendment to the city’s Official Community Plan to change the Ridgeway property’s zoning from school-institutional use to residential. The North Van school board will now evaluate the proposals further, as well as any public input they receive, and interview the proponents over the coming weeks before announcing a decision on the property in late January, according to board chair Franci Stratton. In the meantime, the former Plymouth elementary school is set to undergo the same process of a public hearing of proposals as Ridgeway on Dec. 4.

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Annual Christmas Festival at The Shipyards Saturday, December 1 from 4:30pm-7:30pm at The Shipyards (Foot of Lonsdale) Shipbuilders’ Square sparkles with holiday cheer at this festive outdoor community event. A variety of fun family activities include gingerbread decorating, Christmas crafts and the popular bug lantern building workshop. Don’t miss a visit from Santa, the lighting of the giant Christmas tree at the foot of Lonsdale, complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and cookies, plus a variety of live music and entertainment. Bring the whole family and be sure to stop by the City of North Vancouver’s CityShaping and Living City booths for a chance to win prizes. Hosted by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, in partnership with the City of North Vancouver. Get complete details at

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he’s just out of an eighthour all-candidates boot camp, but Terry Platt is no newcomer to politics for North Shore New Democrats. The 56-year-old BC Ferries worker is now prepping for her third run at incumbent BC Liberal MLA Ralph Sultan, who has held the West Vancouver-Capilano riding seat since 2001. With the May 2013 election now less than six months away, Platt finds herself the senior B.C. NDP candidate for the North Shore, but has yet to hold a seat. This proud Luddite and animal lover recently sat down with The Outlook in her rented West Van home to discuss, among other things, her conspicuous lack of an online presence or social media strategy in the run-up to 2013. Despite eight years of politicking with the NDP — including one federal run for

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MP in 2011 — there is surprisingly little public information out there about Platt, who prefers to live her life offline. And while that lack of a social media presence may seem a liability for some party bosses who are forever looking for new ways to connect candidates with constituents, Platt says for those doing the candidate vetting for the New Democrats, it

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Unsung heroes Cops and citizens honoured for deeds that went above and beyond to make North Van safer

He was a large man, recalls Dosanj. Dosanj is a polite, average-sized guy but that didn’t stop him. One of the other Good Samaritans, branch manger Stanley Yee received injuries to his hands during the struggle that ensued. Donsanj, a driver with North Shore Taxi ver wonder what you’d do if a bank for more than a decade, and bank manager robber hopped into the back of your Bardia Pourmalek fortunately weren’t hurt. car? During the struggle, Dosanj, who had a Cabbie Kuldeep Dosanj can answer that Bluetooth device in his ear, managed to call question. 911 and police arrived quickly. The thief, It was crisp January morning back in 2011 police say, had allegedly robbed five banks in that quickly turned unforgettable for the veta span of two weeks. eran driver. That night at the family dinner table, His gut told him that something wasn’t Dosanj’s three children were amazed by their right about the guy who’d just hurriedly father’s tale of foiling a robbery attempt. jumped into his taxi. Apparently the story resonated with them. He was breathing fast and kept saying, Recently, his 19-year-old “let’s go.” son, Parmvir, made newsDosanj just happened to paper headlines and the be the first cab in the queue six o’clock TV news after he at the foot of Chesterfield thwarted a purse-snatching outside the SeaBus that day. attempt involving an elderly The passenger told him to woman. take him to Pacific Centre. “I’m so proud of my son Just as Dosanj was about too,” he says. to click on his fare meter, he Recently at a special cerlooked into his mirror and emony at Northlands Golf caught a glimpse of two men Course, it was Dosanj’s son’s turn to be proud in suits in hot pursuit . as his humble father and several other North This was trouble, he thought. Vancouver civilians — including Yee and To stall, Dosanj pretended his electric taxi Pourmalek — were recognized by the North wouldn’t start by cleverly leaving his foot of the pedal when he pressed the starter button. Vancouver RCMP for going out of their way to assist police and their fellow citizens. Then, he auto-locked the doors so the susSixteen police officers, support staff and pect was trapped inside but the man in the 10 members of North Vancouver Crime backseat managed to escape. Prevention Society were also honoured for That’s when Dosanj, along with the two their exemplary service. bank employees who had been running down


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Giving warms the heart. Donating a coat can warm two at a time. Black Press is collecting coats for kids in support of the Greater Vancouver Builder’s Associations’ 17th Annual Coats for Kids Campaign to be held Nov 19 - Dec 7. Last year over 3000 coats were collected by the GVHBA members for distribution by the Lower Mainland Christmas Bureau and other agencies.

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I have just viewed the options for the foot of Lonsdale and Lot 5 developments. I can’t believe it. Why would we use prime waterfront land for a museum and an art gallery – even a college? These are interior activities. They could go anywhere. What is most important about this site is to let people access the water. I don’t mean getting in a 42-foot boat and running across to Coal Harbor. There are plenty of private marinas that support this activity. I mean small boats with regular people getting on the water and enjoying it as the resource that belongs to all of us. I recognize that the harbour is busy with commercial and commuter traffic; however we can use creative means to direct recreational boating channels for kayakers, rowers, dragon boaters and other small craft. We should seriously be considering a community based watersport centre that houses dragon boats, First Nations canoes, rowing and kayaking programs run by community groups for the use of groups and individuals. Imagine the best of Granville Island and Jericho Beach in one

place. Yes there is a SeaBus. Yes there is a shipyard. Yes there are port facilities. And we should still have public access to the ocean. Our waterfront has largely been conceived as a concrete cliff — removing people from the water, not inviting them to it. Between Ambleside and Cates Park where can a person actually access the water to get their feet wet or watch the kids try to hold back the tide with their dams or wobble around on a paddle board? How about a “real accessible” beach? Too pie in the sky? Look directly south across the harbour! Right beside Ballantyne Pier — one of the busiest container ports in the harbor — is a real beach. Have we so forgotten that boating and access to water is part of the community’s history that we focus on saving pieces of our shipbuilding heritage, but do not actually let people access the water? Let’s give this space and all of our public waterfront lands a big rethink. How might they become a real waterfront for you and I to use in order to explore the natural resource we collectively own? Heather Drugge North Vancouver

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emember the days of poodle skirts, driveins and ’50s-style rock ‘n’ roll? Then good for you Peggy Sue, because you would have fit right in at the fourth annual Amica Helping Hands Gala. Guests dressed in their nostalgic best at the Four Seasons Hotel Vancouver to rock the night away to raise funds for the program which helps support seniors in need, especially during the upcoming holiday season where a gift basket full of food and essential items could make all the difference. Hosted by Global TV news anchor Deb Hope, the night also included live and silent auction items and Buddy Holly tribute artist Zach Stevenson. 1 Global TV news anchor Deb Hope is only too happy to help MC this fabulous event alongside Amica CEO, chairman and president Samir Manji. 2 Gala events like this are nothing without all the help of volunteers and


staff. From left: Pat Bates, Carol Pedlar, Jocelyn Krul, Andrea Simoes and Pal Trehan. 3 Amica staff members Carnie Hilko and Chris Huggins dress the part in a perfect purple poodle skirt and Buddy Holly tribute suit. 4 Amica’s own Melissa Szakacs, left, and Deborah Burrowes help guests find their table for the night as everyone arrives for the big event. 5 Known for their generous philanthropy, North Vancouver’s Karim and Shala Chandani get ready to bid on some glamorous auction prizes before dinner.

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THE GIFT OF GIVING - West 49 manager Amber Pattison and staff at the West Vancouver store have been collecting coats for charity this holiday season. Rob Newell photo

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ast year, the outpouring of support was overwhelming. There were boxes of kids’ coats packed away in the stockroom, all ready to ship out for a second life keeping another toddler or teenager warm — just like the year before. But this time around, the Coats for Kids collection bin at the West 49 store in Park Royal mall has far from runneth over. It’s not that there are no coats coming in, they’re just not coming in the same numbers as years prior. “In the past we’d always have a bunch boxed up by now, so this year’s definitely been slower,” says Amber Pattison, a manager at the West Vancouver store. “It’s kind of a bummer because obviously winter is coming.” So while many are welcoming the lingering fall weather and maybe putting off replacing their old winter coat, for charity drives like West 49’s, the warmer weather has put a freeze on donations. “People just aren’t coming in and looking for new coats and bringing their old one in yet,” Pattison tells The Outlook inside the Park Royal outlet. She had hoped the late arrival of the season wouldn’t prevent the Canadian company from reaching its nationwide goal of bringing in at least 10,000 coats for the needy. “Hopefully other West 49s aren’t facing the same problem,” she says, noting the company has been collecting all sizes of gently used jackets and offers customers a $25 discount per donated coat. “Everything from really tiny ones to men’s and ladies’ — anything helps.” Being a store that specializes in snowboarding apparel, much of what gets donated is naturally the same type of warm, apline attire, some even looking like it was bought recently from other West 49 stores.

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“Some of these will be brand new styles,” Pattison says, rooting through the big round drum that serves as the store donation bin. “A lot of these I recognize from last year.” But by the last day of the drive on Wednesday, the company had only collected about 4,500 coats, shy even by half of its 10,000-coat goal, although a final tally remained to be taken by press time. From 2002 to 2011, West 49’s Coats for Kids put more than 80,000 coats on the backs of those in need, according to a company spokesperson. Across Canada, the coats campaign helps large established charities like the Salvation Army, United Way, Covenant House and Big Brothers Big Sisters, as well as dozens of local non-profits. This year, staff at the Park Royal West 49 store picked foster-child charity Aunt Leah’s Place, donating the collected coats to the company’s New Westminster warehouse. From there, the coats are either given directly to children and mothers in need or are resold at the charity’s Vancouver thrift store, with the proceeds going to support programs for mothers and kids in foster care. Aunt Leah’s Place coordinator Angelina Oates says she’s not sure who at the West 49 store chose her charity as the recipient of the donated coats or why. But one thing is for sure; she’s grateful they did. Serving as a lifeline for vulnerable kids in foster care and young mothers and their newborns, Aunt Leah’s counts on volunteers and donations to support an array of social programs for about 200 children and mothers a year, as well as two residential houses for pregnant and parenting teen moms.


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From her Pemberton Avenue studio, MarneyRose Edge paints close-ups of roses, adding realistic detail to each petal and stem. It wasn’t her first name that drew her to roses, she says, but the intricate detail that’s required. “I started out with simple flowers like tulips and lilies, then I realized I was drawn to complexity,” she tells The Outlook at her studio. “Roses are a challenge.” The rose, she adds, is the most romantic icon and the subject of many life celebrations. But why pick flowers in the first place? “I want to paint the light,” she says, “Flowers are good for this because of the transparency of their petals.” To add to this, she uses watercolour because of its ability to “glow from within.” And so she doesn’t get bored of flowers, Edge adds different colours to her nine bases so each painting looks different, even though she’s essentially doing the same topic. “As soon as I was introduced to watercolours, that was it. Game over, I was in love with them,” she says, surrounded by paintings, the recognizable scent of an artists’ studio in the air. Edge is part of Artists on Pemberton, a bustling cluster of artists and sculptors in North Van. Once the rose is finished, she adds varnish to protect the painting, instead of glass, a tech-

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nique used by American painters for the last decade. “Glass puts a barrier between the painting and you. Varnish steps up the vibrancy,” she says, pointing to a painting covered in glass compared to one that isn’t. Edge started painting 10 years ago and took it on professionally during the last three. Before this, she did technical work with prototype software for Kodak, giving her a distinct appreciation of the finer details in flowers. She already has her own solo show, Celebration, that will be at the New Westminster Arts Council gallery until Nov. 24. Edge proposed the show shorty after her father passed away and celebrating his life was on her mind. Then, a short time later, her niece announced she was pregnant and a celebration of new life was in order. “The rose shows all stages of life, from newborn buds to the robustness of youth and the fragility of age before fading away completely all within a spray,” she says, “Sometimes even coming back as a rose hip in another season.” The New Westminster Art Gallery is open Tues. to Sun. from 1 to 5 p.m. Edge will be at the gallery on Saturday, Nov. 24 to talk about her work. For more information, visit

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GREAsE thE musicAl - Jennie Neumann (Rizzo) and Steffanie Davis (Jan) top row centre (in pink) are among the North Shore actors starring in Footlight’s production of Grease! Paul H. Wright photo

hen Footlight Theatre Company set out its five-year plan for success, director and choreographer Lalainia Lindbjerg Strelau pushed for not only bigger shows but better emerging talent to showcase, too. Then, it had moved its productions to the Michael J. Fox Theatre, aiming to bring well-loved musicals to the stage such as Joseph and the Amazing Technicolor Dreamcoat and The

Wizard of Oz. Its formula proved right and now, audience-goers know to expect highquality performances from Footlight each November, she said. “We are really improving ourselves as a company as well as the name of the company every year,” said Lindbjerg Strelau. “And we have continued to raise the bar for our talent.” For its 46th season, Footlight chose Grease!, a story that Lindbjerg Strelau said is known around the world and needs no interpretation. In fact, the company was in awe when it came to open audition calls earlier this year: about 200 actors — most of them aged between 18 and 23 — lined up to be part of the show, which opened Nov. 7. “They just blew me away at the castings,” Lindbjerg Strelau said. “Grease! is an ensemble piece and every single person cast is so strong. If you pack them together, their energy can be overwhelming.” Footlight will have 32 actors on stage for Grease! — twice as many as seen with other companies. Several of the actors are from the North Shore. “One of our goals is to do very large family-friendly musicals,” she said. “When you go to see a musical at the Arts Club Theatre, it’s going to be great but you’re going to have a very limited cast because they all have to be paid. It’s expensive but that’s how those companies succeed: by cutting the number of actors.” Rather, Footlight tries to highlight as many triple threats as it can to give them a leg up in the industry. For Grease!, it is only paying for one actor: Jennie Neumann (Rizzo) as she is part of the actors’ union. The other actors are volunteer and “are doing it simply because they want to do Grease!” Lindbjerg Strelau said, adding, “We get people who are just on the cusp and starting their professional careers.” She cited two examples: Langley’s Kaylee Harwood, who played her first musical theatre role in Cinderella for Footlight six years ago, has since gone on to perform at the Stratford Shakespeare Festival and on Broadway in New York City; and Coquitlam’s Jennifer Gillis, 16, who was cast as the Dorothy understudy last year for The Wizard of Oz and recently returned home after a stint on CBC’s Over the Rainbow. Port Coquitlam’s Jianna Ballard, 18, said she was thrilled to be selected as Pink Lady and beauty-school drop-out, Frenchy, for Grease!, which will be her fifth Footlight credit (she also worked on Cinderella, Meet Me in St. Louis, Joseph and The Wizard of Oz). “All the Footlight shows I’ve been in have been completely different, which is great as an actor,” she said. “You learn so much, and it has certainly helped me grow as a teacher as well as a performer. Meeting new cast mates who have the same passion as you is also really fun.” Along with Jennie Neumann (Rizzo), other North Shore actors in the production include Alex Gullason who plays the female lead “Sandy,”Alan Blackwell, Michelle Bardach, Noel Hollett and Steffanie Davis. • Footlight Theatre Company’s Grease! runs to Nov. 24 at the Michael J. Fox Theatre, with Lucas Blaney as Danny Zuko, Alex Gullason as Sandy and Craig DeCarlo as Kenickie. Tickets are $19.59 through

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Uncorking a new era With a liquor licence now hanging on the wall, The Corner Store’s new menu includes wine, beer and coolers. MICHAELA GARSTIN S tA f f R E p o Rt E R


racey Cochrane poured The Corner Store’s very first bottle of wine on Friday evening to celebrate the approval of a food-primary liquor licence for her cafe. As her proud guests gathered, she quickly filled champagne flutes with Veuve du Vernay sparkling wine, which will be sold for $6.95 a glass along with dishes from her expanded menu. Other wines on her small but growing menu include: Villa Teresa pinot grigio, Finca Los Primos malbec and New Harbor sauvignon blanc, all for $6.95 a glass. Domestic and import beer, cider and coolers are also available for $5.50 each. The announcement from the provincial government came by email just hours before, marking the first time a corner store in North Vancouver has been granted a liquor licence. “I had a lot of input from the neighbourhood about what to carry, but we haven’t finalized

our selection yet,” says Cochrane while welcoming friends to the celebration. “It will depend on what people want, we’ll take it from there.” And, she says, with three wine representatives living nearby menu advice will be easy to get. “We want to offer wine that’s high end but also affordable,” adding a range in prices will likely be offered in the future. After buying The Corner Store in Pemberton Heights five years ago, Cochrane did extensive renovations, painting the building barn red, adding a bay window and planting a garden near the front door. This summer, North Van district council voted unanimously to amend zoning for the 100-yearold store so Cochrane could serve wine, beer and cider until 9 p.m., but she had to wait for provincial government approval before the first drop could be poured. Half a dozen tables covered in yellow tablecloths and fresh flowers now sit at one end of the store, with a coffee shop that doubles as a convenience store at the other. Now that Cochrane can serve wine and expand her menu, she plans to hold community gettogethers, such as artist openings and poetry nights. The Corner store in located at 2230 Lloyd Avenue in Pemberton Heights.


The importance of proper estate planning The importance of proper estate planning cannot be overstated. Estate planning is the act of planning out your financial, legal, and other affairs in ways to ensure that your wishes are followed when you pass away or when you become incapable of making these important decisions on your own. Depending on your needs, your estate planning may be limited to a Will, or it may include a variety of other documents, including: Trusts, Powers of Attorney, and Representation Agreements. Estate planning may appear to be simple because clients know what they want; however, there are often complex issues that can only be spotted by an experienced estate planning lawyer. These issues have to be considered in order to put your plan in place. How you want to structure your affairs will depend on, and often be made more complex by many factors, such as: • your health status and mental capability (e.g. mental health issues, diminished capacity, disabilities, vulnerabilities); • the type of assets you have (e.g. land, bank accounts, business assets, personal assets); • the people you want to benefit or exclude (e.g. family, friends, charities); • the individuals you want to care for (e.g. children, elderly, mentally disabled persons); the family dynamics in place (e.g. common-law or legal marriage, blended family, second marriage, children, step-children); • the potential challenges made by other individuals to change your estate plan after death (e.g. challenges by spouses or adult children); • the applicable law that may affect your estate plan (e.g. company law, tax law, family law and Wills Variation legislation); and • the long-term goals you want to achieveThe above is by no means an exhaustive list, but is meant to provide a sampling of issues that estate planning lawyers must consider in preparing your estate plan. In forming a plan, both positive and negative contingencies need to be considered. Estate planning lawyers can anticipate many of the future issues which can arise and advise on an estate plan that deals with these contingencies in a way that is satisfactory to you. It is always important to review your plans at least every few years to confirm that they

still adequately reflect your wishes given your present circumstances. Without having spoken with an estate planning lawyer, you will not know what issues could render your estate plan vulnerable or invalid. Without proper estate planning, estate litigation could be the unfortunate result. Estate litigation typically arises after the estate planner has passed away or has become incapable, leaving the litigation on the shoulders of family members and those left behind. Not only can these disputes take years to resolve, but they are often financially and emotionally draining and may have significant negative impacts on the families involved. Be cautious of estate planning tools that appear to be “one-size-fits-all.” Proper estate planning is more than filling in the blanks about who gets what. The estate planning lawyers at McQuarrie Hunter LLP will work with you to develop a plan that reflects your instructions and circumstances, and does its best to protect your estate plan from challenges in the future. Most important, proper estate planning gives you the peace of mind knowing that your affairs are well-organized and “in order”. If you need assistance in creating an estate plan or would like more information, please contact, Kim Floeck or Allison Catherwood of McQuarrie Hunter LLP at 604-581-7001. You may also visit our website at Disclaimer: The content of this article is not legal advice and should not be construed as legal advice. If you have a legal issue, please contact a lawyer to obtain legal advice.

A legacy of giving In 1997, Kate decided to make a bequest for undergraduate awards in Medicine: “I couldn’t give a gift in real time, so I thought an estate gift was a good solution,” she explains. “It takes an organization like UBC to find a cure for major diseases like cancer, which is prevalent in our family. If I could contribute towards a cure, even in some small way—well, that would be awesome.” Kate’s generosity inspired her husband and daughter, who are also members of the UBC community, to follow suit. Robert is an alumnus who has worked in

GWYNETH GUNN 1921-2003 Currently reporting on development pressures in Brazil As Development Liaison Officer for UBC’s Development and Alumni Engagement, Kate Bush knows firsthand how estate gifts to the University help shape the experience of students through financial aid, academic opportunities, and extracurricular initiatives. “Supporting students and research is such a thrill. I can’t work in a place if I’m not passionate about the cause.” Plant Operations at UBC for almost 34 years while Laura works in Campus and Community Planning and is pursuing her degree at UBC part time. As a graduate of Physical Education, Robert plans to leave his bequest to the Athletics Department while Laura’s gift is currently undesignated, so it can be put towards the area of greatest need. “Students come to UBC to figure out who they are,” explains Laura. “You never know—you could be sitting next to someone who cures a major disease, produces a great composition or becomes the next Olympic champion. Students have so much potential, so why not support them?” Kate, Robert and Laura all agree that financial need shouldn’t bar any student from university. “If my gift helps someone gain access to higher education, that would be great,” says Laura. “People who undertake university on their own, without the help of parents or scholarship money, have a really hard time,” says Kate. “I like the idea of making someone’s life a little easier.” “Besides,” adds Robert, “you never know. The money you put towards UBC could benefit you in ways you never thought possible.”

Thank you Gwyneth Gunn, for making what I do possible. Journalism can be an expensive subject to study and the types of stories that I like to cover often mean support gives me the chance to take risks, to get out into the world and do a story that people maybe haven’t heard about. It’s so inspiring to know that there are people out there who really value the pursuit of knowledge. I hope that some day I am in a position to pass that on and encourage other young people to continue in this profession. – Lisa Hale, Master of Journalism student

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And it’s a life largely structued around shift work — eight days on, four days off — at a job she’s held as a ferries customer service attendant for almost seven years. Working the route between Horseshoe Bay and Nanaimo, Platt says it’s a tough and often thankless job. But she refers to her colleagues as family and insists the worst day out on the waves is still better than the best day in any office. “And I worked 30 years in offices,” she adds, sitting at her kitchen table. Overhead hangs a portrait of Robert Baden-Powell, the early 1900s founder of what would become the international Scouting Movement. “That is my man, that is my hero,” Platt says, looking on admiringly at the reproduced painting. Platt credits ‘her man’ — for whom the North Shore’s popular Baden-Powell Trail is named — and his work in building Boy Scouts and Girl Guides globally, with teaching her a personal motto: “Be useful.” It’s an attitude and a will to action that Platt says she brings to everything she does; and serving her constituents in Victoria

would be no different. “I am angry with the way things are being handled here politically,” Platt says, citing the recent use of B.C. taxpayer dollars to purchase a series of promotional government advertisements for radio and television. “It’s a real shame.” Platt also cites as issues that should be of urgent political concern to all West Van voters the recent devaluing of the BC Ferries terminal at Horseshoe Bay — a move which could collectively cost West Van homeowners hundreds of thousands of property-tax dollars. She also laments the threatened downgrading and possible cancellation of some BC Ferries services in an effort to save money in the face of mounting operating costs. “When there’s talk of cutting these routes, these are British Columbians we are talking about,” Platt says, as if chastising Victoria from her kitchen table. “Also, these are Canadian communities. It’s time for the federal government to come up to the plate too and to do their share.”

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emoving invasive species from Lighthouse Park has become a 25-year quest for a West Vancouver couple. Ivy, scotch broom, lamium and knotweed are on the top of Elspeth and Ray Bradbury’s search-anddestroy list. “Lamium travels like lava over the forest floor, kNoT youR AvERAGE couplE Elspeth and Ray Bradbury, pictured here it’s planted in hanging with Coun. Nora Gambioli (centre), are on baskets then dumped, a mission to rid parks of invasive plants and ivy invades everywhere,” Elspeth tells The like knotweed. Submitted photo Outlook. “We want these gone because they surround and kill native plants.” After ripping out the noxious invaders, the Bradbury’s replant native trees and shrubs much more suitable for the area. Along with other volunteers from the Lighthouse Preservation Society, the couple looks after five other parks nearby. The Dale Park is the most infested, they say, and like others will take years to restore. On the upside, Lighthouse Park is almost clear of ivory now. “The whole point is to increase biodiversity,” says Ray, explaining why its vital to look after surrounding parks. “The smaller the natural area is, the least amount of species it can support.” They hope to link all the small parks together again, instead of having them on their “own little islands.” This way, animals can travel over longer distances. “It’s heartbreaking to see how degraded parks have become through ignorance and carelessness,” says Elspeth. Dumping invasive plants into parks without knowing the environmental consequences is a leading problem, she says, along with gardeners planting foreign plants, like brightly-coloured flowers, because they look nice. The Bradbury’s became founding members of the Lighthouse Park Preservation Society after they retired to West Van 25 years ago. Today the group has grown to over 150 people. Between 2005 and 2010 they helped restore the popular Beacon Hill Trail and made a map of Caulfeild Park’s native plant species. They were awarded a West Van Environment Award earlier this month for their leadership. Japanese knotweed, one of the most dangerous invasive plants, should only be handled by district staff, says Ray. “You’re not going to get rid of it just by chopping it off. The roots go down three feet and spread 30 feet.” Knotweed, a bamboo-like plant that grows up to five metres tall, is threatening parks throughout the North Shore. One of the only ways to control its spread, says Ray, is by injecting herbicide into the stem. Lighthouse Park has already been treated for knotweed along with many other West Van parks, including Ambleside, John Lawson and Dundarave. “You can’t help the whole planet, so it’s good to start at your doorstep,” says Ray. “It takes hard work to do these things but we’re doing them for our grandchildren and future.”

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Hall said the Semiahmoo band has considered building a hotel/conference centre that might also host a casino, but approval of a proposed 600-slot casino nearby in South Surrey would torpedo the band’s chances. “I understood they were pursuing that but there was no consultation with their community at all. So they were basically shut out.” Another option may be Katzie First Nation land near Fort Langley, Hall said. The South Surrey casino/convention centre proposed by Gateway Casinos and Entertainment is just the latest irritant for aboriginal leaders, who have for years asked the province for a two to three per cent share of the $1.1 billion in annual profits B.C. reaps from gambling. Hall said the Sto:lo are unhappy they’ll get no benefit from a newly opened community gaming centre with slot machines in Chilliwack that replaces an old bingo hall. Similar mini-casinos have also sprung up in recent years in Abbotsford, Mission and Langley without contributing to local First Nations, he noted. “The one in Chilliwack is very disturbing because it’s built on former reserve land that used to belong to the Ch’ihl’kway’uhk people.” He expects B.C. native groups will have to follow the lead of those in other provinces and

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open casinos in defiance of the law and battle the government in court for either the power to operate or for a share of existing revenues. “We’ve attempted to go through the front door, but enough’s enough,” Hall said. He accused the province of “racing” to add new casinos ahead of First Nations. “There won’t be any market left for First Nations,” Hall said. “That’s why we have to escalate our efforts here to move forward.” Vancouver-area bands control land in Point Grey and on southwest False Creek. The North Shore has previously been flagged by the B.C. Lottery Corp. as the most populous part of B.C. still not served by casino facilities. Hall agreed possible sites there could range from Tsleil Waututh reserves in North Vancouver to the Squamish Nation’s Park Royal Mall site in West Vancouver. A Nov. 9 letter from Hall and the First Nations Gaming Initiative to Premier Christy Clark accuses the government of “deliberate and systematic exclusion” of First Nations from gambling revenue and outlined their new strategy. It warns aboriginal groups in B.C. will consider legal challenges to new casino projects, will be more publicly vocal in opposing them and make the government’s “discriminatory practices” an election issue this

spring. Hall said the next steps will be for B.C. aboriginal leaders with the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs, Assembly of First Nations and First Nations Summit to jointly agree to form an aboriginal gaming commission for B.C. to regulate native casino development and name an advisory council of experts in First Nations gaming from elsewhere in Canada. Revenue from a casino would be shared with all First Nations in B.C., he said, adding the host band would get a larger share. “We’re doing this in a very careful, structured manner,” he said. Gambling revenue could offset the impacts on bands from government cuts and perhaps buy medical equipment or upgrade needed infrastructure. Rich Coleman, the minister responsible for gaming, was unavailable for comment. But a ministry spokesperson said First Nations can host casinos or community gaming centres on reserve and get the same 10 per cent share of profits as a hosting municipality. Three First Nations host gaming facilities and received a combined $2 million last year from community gaming centres in Squamish and Cowichan and the Casino of the Rockies run by the Ktunuxa/Kinbasket Tribal Council in the Kootenays.


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the senior Baxter&, and they are concepts are as universal as the ways we communicate, the things we look at and how we think about the world. Argyle Secondary grad and current University of British Columbia visual arts technician, Kevin Murphy, will be one of three presenters at the event. The former North Vancouverite will talk about New Xanadu, a shiny metal futurist sculpture powered by solar panels and packed with bees. “It’s a sculptural installation which also Find out what over 10,000 investors already know functioned as a working observation hive,” returns of Murphy says in a phone interview with The Outlook. It took him years to build before it was put into action last sumInvesting in Canadian Real Estate mer at the university’s RRSP/RRIF/TFSA Eligible botanical garden. Monthly Income or Compounding It has since been Geographic mix of mortgages taken down for the fall and winter. But For information call the concept remains a our exempt market dealer, potent and timely one. CVC Market Point: “Bees are really Phone: 604-638-2631 interesting to look at Toll Free: 1-800-826-4536 as a symbol,” Murphy “ Building Investors Wealth for over a Decade” says, “because they’ve been used as an examThis advertisement does not constitute an offer to sell or a solicitation of an offer to purchase the securities referred to herein, which is being made ple of an ideal utopia under an Offering Memorandum available from our office to qualified purchasers in specified jurisdictions. There are risks associated with this investment and this investment is not guaranteed or secured. Historical yields may not be representative of future yields. Please read the Offering just because they have Memorandum before investing. The issuers referred to herein are related issuers of CVC Market Point Inc. such a complicated social system.” However, that utopia and the whole idea of utopia is cast into doubt, he adds, by the persistent and large-scale collapse of whole colonies of (age 45+) North American bees, One in ten Canadians suffers some degree hearing levels and speech discrimination for reasons not wholly skills. The result will determine if there of hearing loss that can be attributed to understood. many causes and conditions of the middle is a hearing loss, the type of loss and the “So it’s looking at level of impairment. The test will be or inner ear. what the future might explained in detail and a list of options To promote awareness of better hearing look like for bees and and suggestions for the most effective care and the detection of hearing loss, corrections will be provided. then, by extension, for Clear Choice Hearing Clinics Community ourselves.” Should a potential medical complication Outreach program is offering free be found, the results will be forwarded Murphy will be Audiometric Hearing Screening. to your Dr with a report of findings joined by fellow UBCThese are full Audiometric assessments of explaining the concern. associated artists Damla Tamer and If you suspect a hearing loss, some common symptoms are: Kevin Day, each of • lack of speech clarity • difficulties hearing on the phone whom will present • difficulty with background • missing key words in a sentence their own approxinoise • asking people to repeat mately 20-minute talk before taking quesDVA D! tions from attendees. e V Call today to book Appro The event is free and an appointment! begins at 7 p.m. on Nov. 27 in the Dr. G. Clear Choice 1803 Lonsdale avenue Paul Singh Room at Hearing Clinics North vancouver 604.988.8013 the North Vancouver City Library. 311 - 575 16th Street under new management West vancouver 604.922.6111

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Free HeArING TeST November 26 & 27 cers like Jas Dosanjh out there. Along with a congratulations from the superintendent all award recipients received a personalized plaque to commemorate their extraordinary efforts. Dosanj’s now hangs proudly in his living room. And there’s no doubt that he wouldn’t hesitate to do it all over again if he found himself in a similar situation.

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One of the RCMP officers honoured was Const. Jas Dosanjh, who received a commendation for a late-night rescue in February 2011. That evening Donsanjh responded to a 911 call for a man who’d gotten lost in a forested area near Lynn Canyon. He was wet and hypothermia was setting in. But before relaying any more details about his whereabouts to the 911 dispatcher, the caller’s cellphone died. “When I referred to it as a needle in a haystack, that’s what it was,” says Dosanjh. All he had to go on was a cell tower location, which only gave a rough idea of where to conduct the search, and the fact the caller had mentioned a trail and walking over planks. Dosanjh along with a dog services member ventured into the forest. “The snow was up to our knees — absolute darkness,” recounts Dosanjh. Trudging through treacherous terrain, they continued undaunted with Dosanjh calling out the name of the lost man. “I got nothing,” he recalls. Nearly an hour in, he finally heard a faint sound but couldn’t see anything. Then, he noticed a small yellow dot about 200 metres away at the bottom of a gully. But there was no way of getting down to the lost man safely. “This was a vertical,” he explains. North Shore Rescue was dispatched. But, in the meantime, Dosanjh had to keep the man’s spirits up until he could be safely evacuated. He’d fallen in water, lost a shoe, and was hypothermic. He likely wouldn’t have lasted the night. Despite his dogged rescue efforts,

Others honoured at the ceremony: Jas Dosanjh pictured with his son and North Van RCMP Supt. Chris Kennedy. Dosanjh doesn’t easily accept accolades. “I’m proud to have been recognized for my actions,” he says, adding he’s also a little “perplexed.” “Each and every member of this organization wouldn’t have acted any differently — this is what we do.” Since the rescue, Dosanjh has twice bumped into the man whose life he saved. “He’s grateful and I’m equally grateful that he’s OK.” Still, Dosanjh figures his actions that night are just part of the job. “[There’s] an expectation of excellence in regards to every file, whether it’s simple or complex — a high expectation that the best and highest quality of service will be delivered. Anything short of that is unacceptable — to not only the force but to that member.” As Supt. Chris Kennedy said during the awards ceremony, it’s “comforting to know” there are civilians like Kuldeep Dosanj and police offi-

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On October 13, 2012, at West 14th Street, North Vancouver, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the North Vancouver RCMP seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 2007 BMW X5, BCL: 710 WLD, VIN: 4USFE83557LY64918, on or about 15:54 Hours, a Samsung flip phone, on or about 15:39 Hours, $2,050 CAD, on or about 15:48 Hours, and $50 USD, on or about 15:48 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. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2012-1270, 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 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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