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North Vancouver woman who became one of the FBI’s most wanted after her alleged involvement in the largest case of “eco-terrorism” in United States history, will plead guilty to some but not all of the charges against her, according to her lawyer. Rebecca Jeanette Rubin, 39, is now being held at Federal Detention Center Sea-Tac, about 20 kilometres south of Seattle, Wash., awaiting transport to Eugene, Oregon to face charges of federal arson, use of a destructive device and conspiracy spanning Oregon, Colorado and California. “At some point we anticipate she’ll be pleading guilty to some of these charges,” Rubin’s U.S. defence attorney Rick Troberman told The Outlook Tuesday. “We have the framework of a resolution in place but there’s still some things that have to be worked out.” Rubin turned herself in to U.S. authorities at the Peace Arch border crossing Nov. 29, in accordance with a pre-arranged agreement Rubin made with Troberman, her Vancouver lawyer Ian Donaldson and the FBI. Rebecca Jeanette Her surrender ended nearly seven years on Rubin the run as an international fugitive, wanted for her alleged connection to violent attacks carried out by extremist environmental groups, the Earth Liberation Front (ELF) and Animal Liberation Front (ALF). As recently as 2010, Rubin was thought by U.S. authorities to have returned to Canada and possibly have been living in the Nelson, B.C. area. While both Troberman and Donaldson had contact with Rubin throughout the past three years, neither would say where she had been living during that time. Rubin was until her surrender the subject of a $50,000 reward for information leading to her capture. In Oregon, Rubin is alleged to have been one of 13 ELF and ALF members suspected of involvement in 20 acts of arson between 1996 and 2001, spanning five states. Those charges include Rubin’s suspected participation in the November 30, 1997 arson at a federal wild horse facility in Harney County, Oregon and a December 22, 1998, attempted arson at a federal forestry office in Medford, Oregon, according to the FBI. In Colorado, Rubin is charged with eight counts of arson in the October 19, 1998 fires that caused several million dollars worth of damage and destroyed several buildings at the Vail ski area. In California, Rubin stands charged with conspiracy, arson, and using a destructive device in an October 15, 2001 fire at another federal wild horse management centre near Susanville, California. A federal indictment against both groups alleges the ELF and ALF sought to influence and affect the conduct of government, private business, and the civilian population through force, violence, sabotage, mass destruction, intimidation, and coercion. In August 2007, 10 other defendants in the case received prison terms ranging from three years to 13 years after pleading guilty to conspiracy and multiple counts of arson in the same Eugene court. Two other defendants, Joseph Mahmoud Dibee and Josephine Sunshine Overaker, remain at large as international fugitives, according to the FBI. Each count of arson and attempted arson carries a mandatory minimum term of five years in prison, up to a maximum of 20 years. Use of a destructive device in a violent crime carries a mandatory consecutive sentence of 30 years in prison. Conspiracy carries a maximum sentence of five years. Each count in the three indictments carries a potential fine of up to $250,000. The massive ELF-ALF conspiracy investigation, known as Operation Backfire, was jointly investigated by the FBI, the Bureau of Alcohol, Tobacco, Firearms and Explosives (ATF), the Oregon State Police, the Oregon Department of Justice, the U.S. Bureau of Land Management, the U.S. Forest Service, the Eugene Police Department and the Lane County Sheriff ’s Office. tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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A new and exciting festive adventure awaits you at Maplewood Farm. This year the Elves, Mrs. Claus and Santa are making their home at Maplewood Farm. It starts with a secret Ancient Elf Map and an invitation to visit Santa at his North Pole BC home. For more info and to book your adventure visit www.maplewoodfarm.bc.ca.

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Festive Fun! On Sunday, December 16, Mollie Nye House presents An Evening of Family Fun in Lynn Valley Village. Stop by between 5:00p.m. – 8:00p.m. and enjoy a puppet show, heritage hat making, balloon twisting and caroling. For info on other festive Holiday activities in the District visit www.dnv.org/seasonsgreetings.

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District of North Vancouver Mayor, Council and staff wish you and your family a happy and safe holiday season! Dog Licence Renewals The District’s Animal Welfare Shelter reminds dog owners they must have a valid licence for each dog over three months old. Licences may be obtained from District Hall (355 West Queens Road), or the District Animal Welfare Shelter (299 Mansfield Place). Licences must be obtained no later than January 31 of each year, or owners could receive a fine for an unlicensed dog. Licences purchased before January 31 will receive a discount. There are different licence fees for spayed/neutered dogs and non-spayed/ non-neutered dogs. First-time licence applications require veterinary proof of spay/neuter to receive the discount. Existing licence holders may renew online at www.dnv.org/dog_tag. The fee for 2013 dog licences is currently being reviewed by District Council. For more information please call 604-990-2311.

Following is a list of North Vancouver District Council meetings for the upcoming month. Please note that this list is subject to change and new agenda items/meetings may be added or revised during the month. Council Meetings: Monday, December 10, 7:00p.m. • 2012 utility rate bylaws for first, second and third readings • Seylynn Village development proposal bylaws for adoption Special Meeting of Council: Wednesday, December 12, 7:00p.m. • 2012 utility rate bylaws for adoption This will be the last issue of District Dialogue for 2012. Our first issue of the new year will be January 10, 2013.

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he long-awaited revitalization of the North Vancouver waterfront took a real step toward tangibility last week as a dedicated group of design-minded North Van visioneers chose a winning plan for their foot-of-Lonsdale redesign contest. The 60-day Project Waterfront: North Van Design Jam was hosted by the North Van Urban Forum, a citizen group that doesn’t pretend to have any legal claim to the 1.5-acre Lot 5 lands south of East Esplanade between Lonsdale Quay and St. Georges Avenue. But that doesn’t mean the design contest hadn’t caught the attention of city officials. Attended by city councillors and staff, the design finale was judged by artists, architects, urban design experts and a city mayor who in 2011 ran on a promise to revitalize the waterfront lands. “I think that there’s elements of all of these [designs] that could very well work at [Lot] 5,” Mayor Darrell Mussatto told The Outlook at the Nov. 29 event. “There’s activity space, public market space, retail space — they’re all thinking about components that would work down here.” The mayor lauded the five finalists’ design recommendations for things like a public market, skating rink, swimming pool, concert barge and theatre space. “There’s something in each of these that I find really, really inspiring,” he said. Contest rules meant that all entries had to include a Capilano University campus, a completed Spirit Trail, and the stern of the Second World War Victory-class ship Flamborough Head, which was built at the Lower Lonsdale site and today awaits its final commission under shrink wrap at Lot 5. One victory that’s no long under wraps is that of design jammer Timothy Flores, whose six-part waterfront proposal took home the top honours. His plan involves dedicated recreational and retail space alongside a possible North Vancouver museum building and year-round market. It’s all centred around a large plaza which can double as an ice rink next to a community garden and a playground. “It’s about the aspirations of what the community wants it to be, the history of the place and the context of North Vancouver and the surrounding area,” the Langara College planning student said. Building on that idea of a North Van identity, renowned sustainable cities expert and

MaN With plaN - Timothy Flores, centre, a Langara College planning student, won the Lot 5 design contest. Submitted photo

former Vancouver city councillor Gordon Price gave the event’s keynote address. “We’re all very, very young in this part of the world. We don’t have a long story to tell but it can easily be forgotten,” Price said, noting that a century ago, North Vancouver was expected to become the area’s major centre for business, culture and industry, not Vancouver. “It’s always been from the water, appropriately, into the mountains — Lonsdale. But that’s all shifted.” Price said North Vancouver city has lost its connection to the water — both visually and in its cultural identity. But with projects like the waterfront redevelopment and the Spirit Trail eastwest corridor happening, the city and the whole North Shore are in the midst of the kind of fundamental realignment that often comes only once in a community’s history, he said. Mayor Mussatto told The Outlook the city would begin to tackle the Lot 5 rejuvenation project in the New Year “in a few bite-sized chunks” at a time, rather than all at once. The process, he said, will first involve some remediation to shore up site stability before consultants are brought in to discuss things like retail potential and cultural amenities. “We can’t just pour money in there,” Mussatto said, explaining that corporate partnership options and restaurant and retail leases will be explored for part of the site. “It has to help pay for some of those amenities on-site. We’re not trying to make any money but I don’t expect it to be hugely subsidized either.” Urban forum founding member and design jam mastermind Ben Woodyatt said his group is under no illusions the city will follow any or all of their recommendations for Lot 5. He’s just happy they came out and got involved. “We’d like to think that with so much open potential [for Lot 5] right now, that our main aim is just to involve the community in the development process,” Woodyatt said. “As North Van Urban Forum, we all have our own ideas about what we want to see on the waterfront, but we wanted to throw it open to the wider community because everybody has ideas about what should go there.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com


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32-storey tower is too high for District of North Vancouver council, but 28 floors will likely be just fine. On Dec. 4, district council voted to scale down a tower proposed for the Lower Lynn area by four floors to 28 storeys, if the development is eventually approved. If the plan does go ahead, the neighbourhood near Capilano University will be transformed by a 790-unit development with three other mixed-use buildings, ranging in height from six to 28 storeys. With a population that is quickly aging, North Vancouver needs to provide affordable housing for younger people and seniors, said Mayor Richard Walton. “My four well-educated adult children will likely never be able to afford a home in North Vancouver,” he said, adding the development, dubbed the Seylynn Village and located just off Mountain Highway and Highway 1, will help this problem. Council will vote on whether to allow the developers, Seylynn Properties, to build when they meet next on Dec. 10. “We are constantly faced with the demand of our community to keep taxes down,” said Coun. Mike Little.

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“One of the options we have left to us is to use height, to sell air space to pay for the much needed infrastructure needs in our community.” Seventy “affordable rental units” tied to median household income would be part of the development, along with another 720 condos for sale. “This development is higher than anyone on this council initially perceived,” said Mayor Walton. Still, he added, it would be a “vibrant town centre” that connects the Maplewood, Capilano University and Lower Lynn communities. The height amendment for the tower doesn’t replace how many units will be in it, explained district staff. Instead, the units will be rearranged to support the same number of suites. “I honestly couldn’t tell you if a tower is 28 storeys tall or 32 stories tall without counting floors,” said Coun. Roger Bassam. “As soon as the towers become a dominant feature on the skyline, that’s the issue we’re dealing with. We’re no longer looking at forest or mountains as our dominant feature” In exchange for amending the bylaw, Seylynn Properties would have to provide community amenities, including a trail connecting Lynnmour Elementary School to Phibbs Exchange and a daycare in one of the buildings.

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Holiday Happenings & Seasonal Light Displays There's lots to do this holiday season right here in our community. Be sure to stop by Shipbuilders' Square for the Christmas by the Sea Parade of Trees and enjoy a sparkling display of Christmas trees decorated by local businesses. Don't miss the City of North Vancouver's 'Living City' themed tree. Open until January 7. Colourful light displays shine throughout the City. The foot of Lonsdale has been transformed into a festive attraction and includes a decorated 25-foot tree. Holiday wreaths adorn Lonsdale Avenue, while colourful lights sparkle in Civic Plaza, Shipbuilders' Square and along the Pier. www.cnv.org/CelebrateTheSeason.

Finance Committee Meeting: Utilities Overview Monday, December 10 at 7:30pm, City Hall Council Chambers It's budget time at the City. On December 10, the Finance Committee will hear a presentation on the proposed water, sewer, drainage, solid waste, eco levy and recycling utility rates for 2013. The community is invited to attend and comment on the proposals. A utilities information display is available for viewing at City Hall until December 7. For more information, visit www.cnv.org. 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver BC V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | info@cnv.org

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nni Group, the developer behind one of the most ambitious and publicly divisive condo plans in North Vancouver history, walked away from the lucrative Central Lonsdale project Tuesday, citing “narrow-minded” remarks from city councillors that amounted to a “smear campaign against the company.” In a scathing Dec. 3 letter obtained by The Outlook, Onni president Rossano De Cotiis told Mayor Darrell Mussatto the company intended to “publicly announce within the next 48 - 72 hours that we are withdrawing our application” for the 13th Street and Lonsdale Avenue redevelopment. De Cotiis then blamed his company’s departure on comments made in council by councillors Pam Bookham and Rod Clark. By Tuesdsay evening, that departure was official. In his letter, De Cotiis said the problem “goes well beyond a simple disagreement over the issues associated with the project,” and claimed the two councillors acted unfairly when they accused Onni of manipulating a public hearing at which Onni staff and supporters spoke in favour of the project. “We are no longer able to tolerate public abuse from these colleagues of yours,” De Cotiis told the mayor, “and are unwilling to continue to go to endless rounds of public hearings until Councilors [sic] Bookham and Clark get their way.” That letter was received by the mayor and copied to council shortly after their unanimous vote Monday night to send the Onni proposal for two high-rise condo towers and one six-storey office building back to another public hearing at the end of January. On Tuesday evening, Onni confirmed its full withdrawal

Proposed Onni project at Lonsdale Avenue Safeway site. Submitted photo

from the massive mixed-use development, saying that after two years of consultation on the plan, the process was undermined by “a number of councilors [sic] whose opposition does not, in my view, reflect public input, city staff expertise or the views of professionals in the field,” according to a statement from De Cotiis. A Nov. 19 hearing on the 350-unit condo proposal heard more than 90 people speak over six hours, with supporters of the project outnumbering naysayers 3-1. Accusations followed from council that Onni staff had arrived at the meeting early to add several supporters’ names to the speakers list — a move which is not against existing city rules on public hearings, and appears to have been a tactic used by both sides at the meeting, according to Coun. Don Bell. continued, PAGE 15

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anta’s Little Helpers aren’t so little and some of them are sporting toques, bushy beards and tattoos. And they’ve got the music turned up. Christmas is three weeks away and down a steep flight of stairs located in the back of Obsession Bikes’ showroom, four young staff members are preparing to get busy refurbishing bikes for the store’s annual Bikes For Tykes program, which gives out bikes to North Shore families who would otherwise be unable to afford them. Obsession Bikes owner James Wilson, who started the program eight years ago, has just returned from a cycling trip in the States and he’s downstairs surveying an adjacent room jam-packed full of kids’ bikes. “That’s a lot of bikes.” “I’m hoping there’s some order to it,” he says, grinning. “We have a long journey ahead.” He takes a look at one of the new arrivals, nodding approvingly. “This is about new — the quality of the bikes [being donated] is really improving.” In the store’s workshop, editor@northshoreoutlook.com previously used bikes will

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eather Drugge’s excellent letter to the editor regarding the City of North Vancouver’s Waterfront Plan (Outlook, Nov. 22) clearly points out the sad lack of foresight in protecting our valuable North Shore waterfront for active public use in perpetuity. The waterside site is far too valuable for the mere retail and residential use proposed. The Burrard Dry Dock Pier is simply a glorified promenade for strolling and for berthing the occasional visiting ship. The proposed floating docks to the east of the pier will undoubtedly be used by high end luxury motor yachts owned by the future tenants or owners of the adjacent residential lots. Not even a public boat launching ramp is proposed in the plan even though there are only five boat launching ramps on the North Shore between Deep Cove and Horseshoe Bay. Three of which are privately owned and have virtually no public parking. West Vancouver has one small ramp at Ambleside with parking for but a few cars with trailers, and the good burgers of West Vancouver even wanted to eliminate that launch ramp until a hue and cry was voiced by local small craft users, resulting in the ramp closure proposal being put on the shelf. Only the Cates Park ramp has adequate adjacent parking for which the fees are $20 per day, quite apart from being miles from the open water of English Bay. All of this makes it very difficult for young families to informally “mess about in small boats” without it costing

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In-depth research Vancouver Aquarium’s Wild Killer Whale Adoption Program helps fund longterm studies on the majestic marine mammal BY MICHAELA GARSTIN

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erhaps we are so drawn to killer whales because, on some level, we can relate. Similar to humans, killer whales learn habits and customs from their parents, live in tight-knit families and have only one baby at time. And, like us, they are highly social, forming close bonds with their pod members. In fact, killer whales live side-by-side with their mothers their entire lives — a cringe-worthy thought for many human moms. Members of a pod “talk” to each other using a distinct dialect that they pass down from generation to generation. And if female killer whales are lucky, just like women, they can live to the ripe old age of 90. From a distance, however, it’s difficult to believe the sixtonne, black-and-white mammals have anything in common with humans. Just 30 years ago, much about the way killer whales live was still a mystery. But all this changed when researchers like the North Shore’s Lance Barrett-Lennard, a marine mammal scientist at the Vancouver Aquarium, started to investigate. “Killer whales are extremely intelligent. They have gigantic brains and a phenomenal memory,” he tells The Outlook, sitting in his office at the aquarium. “They store memories about each other and can recognize people very quickly.

“If they don’t like a trainer, for instance, it’s hopeless because they have such strong opinions.” Much of Barrett-Lennard’s research focuses on different kinds of killer whales living in the Pacific Ocean off the coast of B.C. Resident killer whales, which live close to the shore and eat primarily fish, are the most commonly spotted. Transient whales, on the other hand, travel in small groups, roaming the coast in search of seals, sea lions and otters. “At this point, what we know keeps the two distinct is their complex cultural system. They pass on traditions,” says Barrett-Lennard, who has been studying the mammals since the 1980s and spends part of each year at sea in a small boat learning more about them. He focused on the genetics of killer whales in the 1980s for his master’s degree from UBC. “I was interested in how they all stay with their mom for their whole lives. Siblings stay with their mom, grandkids too. There are sometimes even a couple great-grandkids,” he says, sitting in front of the massive skull of Skaha, a killer whale that lived at the aquarium during the late ‘80s. Based on his research, he found offspring only leave their moms briefly to mate, then quickly swim back to their pods. But Barrett-Lennard’s research isn’t black and

white. His conclusion that “transient” and “resident” killer whales lead distinct lives was questioned last month when their endangered species status was challenged by a group of farmers in California. Regulations to protect salmon the whales eat, say the farmers, are making it difficult to expand their agricultural businesses. They are calling for southern resident killer whales to be delisted based on the claim that these whales are the same as others around the world. But Barrett-Lennard’s research leads in a much different direction. “There is very strong evidence resident and transient killer whales are well-defined and genetically different,” he says. “This flies in the face of 40 years of research.” At the farmers’ request, a national association is conducting an nine-month examination on whether to remove protections for the whales.

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relaxed and comfortable with elegant and upscale. “We should have a restaurant here just as good as downtown, somewhere a lot of people can walk to,” says Sadler, who lives in Deep Cove with her erienne Sadler is on a husband, young daughter and mission to prove Deep another one on the way. Cove dining has what With appies like Pacific it takes to compete with the Steamer Potage ($16), Salmon best downtown has to offer. Rillettes ($12) and mains like But for this to happen, Yarrow Meadows Duck Confit something had to change. She Cassoulet ($22) and Pink transformed her deli, Cove Peppercorn encrusted Smoked Fine Foods, into a Saucisse, Ling Cod ($22) customers get a a French-inspired restaurant taste of France and B.C. comwith a light West bined. Coast twist. But it’s the “I wanted a dry aging lighter, fresher process, says spin to fit the Sadler, that lifestyle of the will give community,” says Saucisse Sadler, sitting its claim to down for a minute fame. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com while staff preBeef is aged pare for the resin-house for a taurant’s grand minimum of 45 days in a dry opening. aging chamber, where The intimate dining room continued, PAGE 14 and lounge are a mix of

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enzymatic change intensifies the flavour, deepens the colour and tenderizes the meat. And, adds Sadler, Saucisse is the only restaurant in the Vancouver-area that does so. “It’s the next step up from the best steak you’ve ever had. It has a cult following.” Also on the menu: 45 Day Dry aged NY Striploin and 45 Dry Aged Rib Eye (both $38). “My background is Danish, so I love food,” says Sadler, who grew up cooking with her mother and “best friend,” who she lost to breast cancer two years ago. “We had dreamt of opening a beautiful restaurant where we could serve the food we love to more than just our huge dinner table full of family.” Realizing this dream could really come true, Sadler put the culinary skills her mom taught her into action to open Saucisse. Don’t expect to see a lot of tomato or avocado on the restaurant’s menu during the winter. Keeping ingredients local, says Sadler, is important because the product is fresher and it helps support B.C. businesses. “The term locavore definitely applies to me,” says Kyle Wainwright, Saucisse’s executive chef, on a break from prepping the lunch menu. “We don’t want to bring Roma tomatoes in from Mexico in the middle of December.” It’s not difficult to eat according to the season, says the chef, since B.C. has one of the longest growing seasons in Canada. As for refreshments, B.C. craft beer is the only thing on-tap, while Sadler incorporates Okanagan wines into the mix. Saucisse Restaurant is located at 437 Dollarton Highway in Deep Cove. Visit them online at saucisserestaurant.com or follow them at twitter.com/SaucisseRestau. mgarstin@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/MichaelaGarstin


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De Cotiis maintained Tuesday that each of the Onni supporters at the meeting had a legitimate right to be there as a concerned resident. “All of the people who came out to support our project are residents, business owners, tax payers, and voters in the City of North Vancouver,” he said. But in his Monday letter to the mayor, De Cotiis said Onni’s problems with Bookham and Clark specifically had been ongoing, writing “[t]he outrageous public comments made by Councillor Clark and Councillor Bookham over the past number of months are not only unprofessional and undemocratic but, in our view, possibly defamatory.” Speaking with The Outlook Tuesday morning, Coun. Clark was defiant when asked if he regretted accusing Onni in council of “bullying” and “hijacking” the Nov. 19 hearing. “Absolutely not,” Clark said. “I said what I said based on the facts as I see them and my belief is that is not defamation of character.” He continued, “I do believe that the public meeting was hijacked,” adding, “The meeting wasn’t just hijacked, it was stacked.” Coun. Bookham, meanwhile, declined to comment on the letter. Mayor Mussatto told The Outlook on Tuesday he’s deeply disappointed with the Onni decision and laments the loss of not just the 24- and 17-storey condo towers and six-storey office building, but the commercial space and community amenities that were to come with the 1300-block Lonsdale redevelopment. “All I can say is, it’s been a frustrating process and I’m very disappointed that we’re going to potentially lose 10,000-square-feet of nonmarket rental housing, a 37-space daycare, 80,000-square-feet of office space,” he said. “There’s no blame, I’m just disappointed we’re going to lose it all.” This was the second proposal Onni put forward for the 1308 Lonsdale Ave. property, after their 2010 proposal for three18-storey condo towers was rejected. Under the city’s Official Community Plan (OCP), the density of the 100,000-square-foot Safeway site is capped at a floor space ratio (FSR) of 2.6. Because Onni was seeking a much higher density of 4.5 FSR, a public hearing to amend the OCP was required. “We have done everything in accordance with City rezoning policies and have essentially arrived at where we started two years ago,” De Cotiis said. “We will evaluate our situation over the holidays and into the New Year in an effort to determine the next steps for this important corner of Central Lonsdale.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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nut, which is naturally sweeter, while Christy favours the ones covered in hemp hearts. “Our business is playing a role in bringing awareness to hemp,” says Dodds, explaining its little-known health benefits. The tiny, crunchy seeds, he says, lower blood pressure, improve digestion, increase energy and are an appetite suppressant. While the Life Bites crew doesn’t plan to expand the menu anytime soon, they don’t throw out the possibility. “We’re focusing on doing something really well, quality instead of variety,” says Dodds. “If you throw too much stuff into the mix, you can get lost.” Visit lovelifebites.com for more info.

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lga Kotelko doesn’t plan to spend her 94th year sipping tea in a rocking chair. Instead, she is determined to break her old track-and-field world records in sprinting, high jump, shot put and javelin, discus and hammer throw. Next year, she’ll be competing against other women aged 90 to 94 and the year after she’ll jump into the 95 to 100-year-old age bracket. Today, Kotelko is better at hammer throw — her favourite sport — than she was five years ago. In Riccioni, Italy, at 88 years young, she threw 14.22 metres. Four years later, in Sacramento, California, she made 16.71 metres. What’s Kotelko’s trick to staying young? There isn’t one. “Be sensible. Exercise, eat good food — I mean nutritious food, not fast food and no bar-hopping,” she tells The Outlook with a laugh. There are no fancy diets, vitamins or workout routines for this 93-year-old. She takes exercise lessons at the West Vancouver Rec Centre pool and takes daily: one baby Aspirin and calcium, vitamins D and E and glucosamine pills. “I always wanted to feel young and capable, be healthy and vibrant and, yes, sexy,” she says, adding the word “sexy” shouldn’t be taboo for seniors.

“It’s about looking nice, taking care of yourself. We should always want to look attractive, no matter our age.” Kotelko also does hand exercises with stress balls, part of the routine she’s dubbed OK Stress Exercises after her initials. She does the hour-and-a-half routine three times a week in bed. “Everyone is different, so do the exercises when it’s most convenient for you,” she recommends. The best time for Kotelko is in the middle of the night when she can’t fall back asleep. “I don’t like to waste time,” she says in a matter-of-fact way. “And the bed is warm.” Kotelko demonstrates how stress balls, bought from a dollar store, are placed between each finger to help keep her hands from getting stiff and cold from poor circulation. As the seventh of 11 children born on a farm in Saskatchewan, Kotelko is used to eating healthy, homemade food. She remembers back to a time when cows were milked by hand twice a day and the family planted their own vegetables and baked fresh bread. “It was all organic, but we didn’t call it that,” she says. “I think the only thing we bought was sugar, fruit and spices.” The proud grandma has now lived in West Van for 23 years. Giving advice to other seniors has become routine for Kotelko. She spoke at Churchill House Retirement Community on Nov. 20 about how to get involved in sports on the North Shore.

WRITING NeW RecORdS - Olga Kotelko, a 93-year-old track-and-field world record holder from West Van, flips through the chapters of an autobiographical book she’s writing. Michaela Garstin photo No age is ever too old, Kotelko says, noting she didn’t start track-and-field until 77 years old. The details of Kotelko’s OK Stress Exercises are in the autobiographical/ how-to book she’s writing. “At first I just wanted to explain the exercises but someone mentioned people would be interested in my life, what

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he City of North Vancouver is the latest municipality to join the charge on electric vehicles, installing three EV charging stations in 2013 and encouraging local businesses to do the same. Citing higher than average electric-car ownership across the North Shore, the city will install two twin-outlet stations in the municipal parking garage that serves city hall and the library, and one twin-outlet station at the new city works yard, which opens on Bewicke Avenue next month. While the green project is still in the request-forproposals stage, the deadline for applicants is Dec. 11 and the new EV units have to be up and running by the end of March 2013 to qualify for provincial grants. The move puts the city in the company of West Vancouver and North Vancouver district, where charging stations are already planned in the New Year for the Gleneagles Community Centre, Capilano River Regional Park, North Van district hall, the North Shore Auto Mall and Capilano University. Three public-use EV stations already exist; one in the Mountain Equipment Co-op parking lot on Brooksbank Avenue, one at Angel Restoration on Rupert Street and one outlet at Cypress Mountain. City Mayor Darrell Mussatto said the three new city charging stations will be cost-free for the public to use, but users at the city hall lot will have to pay for parking. The Community Charging Infrastructure Fund is a $2.74-million B.C. government initiative to build a province-wide network of 570 charging stations to

boost EV use in B.C. And that money isn’t just for local governments. Business owners too were given until the end of last month to apply for grants of up to $4,000 to install their own EV outlets at work. It was an idea Café for Contemporary Art owner Tyler Russell leapt at after an errant automobile leapt the curb in front of his shop this summer, calling timber on a young shade tree. A kind of ecoepiphany ensued and Russell decided an electriccar charger would make for a fitting tribute to the splintered tree. Last week, city officials and consultants with environmental design firm Golder Associates visited the Lower Lonsdale café to see if it’s a good site for an EV station. In terms of clientele, the demand is already growing, Russell says. It’s not unusual to see a Nissan Leaf or similar electric car parked in front of the shop. And if Russell notices, he’ll usually buy them a coffee, he says. “They’re saving the world,” the café owner tells The Outlook. “I owe them something for doing something for my kid.” The installation of an EV station at the East Esplanade café would require dedicated EV parking at intervals of four hours or more to ensure enough time for a proper charge. And while that could cost Russell customers in the long run, he’s confident it’s the right thing to do. “I’d really like to have a charging station anywhere near this place or anywhere for that matter,” he said. “It’s an essential shift in how we operate in the world.” tcoyne@northshoreoutlook.com twitter.com/toddcoyne

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He still remembers his first bike, a hand-me-down that was thick with various coats of paint applied through the years. He was around five when he got it and it was a little too big and the tires could have used more tread, but instantly his world opened up. The bikes Obsession gives out are in far better shape than the first bike he received thanks to the talented and dedicated bike shop elves. And his crew clearly believes in the program. “Seeing the effect of the program is great,” says technician John Thompson as he fixes a bike. And others in the community are stepping up. This year a student at Mulgrave school named Boyd Borjiet helped get his fellow classmates to collect 25 bikes for the program.

“They just dropped them off. Isn’t that cool?” says Wilson. Then there was Rupert May and Phil Mowatt from North Van’s CCN Cycling Component Network who hunted on Craigslist for suitable bikes, purchased 16 of them and donated them to Obsession. As well, three North Shore families donated $900 to buy helmets to give out with the bikes. “It’s super rewarding,” says Wilson, who’s witnessed first-hand just what a difference the program can make when he delivers the bikes to a single mom with three kids or repairs a bike that was given out a few years earlier but needs an overhaul because it’s been ridden so much. “If that doesn’t validate the value of the program, what does?” He’s surprised similar programs

aren’t popping up across Metro Vancouver. “[The North Shore is] relatively affluent, yet we can still put out 100 bikes directly to the community. What a lot of people don’t realize about their neighbourhood is they may be doing fine but not everyone is. There are lots of single moms, and lots of folks have lost work.” Fortunatley, many of their children will be getting a bike for Christmas this year thanks to the program. “With regards to my business, it’s the happiest I am,” he says of handing out bikes. “I couldn’t ask for more at Christmas.” —Obsession Bikes will be accepting donated bikes until Dec. 15 at 94 Lonsdale Ave. For info, call 604-9852213.

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HOME/BUSINESS SERVICES 353 ROOFING & SKYLIGHTS Mainland Roofing Ltd. 25 yrs in roofing industry

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CHIHUAHUA, FEMALE, 1 year old, long hair, $500. Please call 604-794-7347

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Serving The Lower Mainland Since 1988

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CHIHUAHUA PUPPIES. 8 weeks old, purebred long hair female. Vaccinated & pad trained. $900 $1200. (604)807-9957

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1996 22’ SLUMBER QUEEN 5th wheel. Interior like new, has to be seen to appreciate. New stereo, back up camera, new HD antenna, m/w, a/c. Includes hitch. $6,500. 604-625-7761 Aldergrove.

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SCRAP CAR REMOVAL

AAA SCRAP CAR REMOVAL Minimum $150 cash for full size vehicles, any cond. 604-518-3673 The Scrapper

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FUEL

1YR Seasoned Alder Birch Maple Clean, Split, DRY & Delivered. Family Operated for 20 yrs. (604) 825-9264 BEST FIREWOOD 33rd Season & 38,000 Cust Deliv. Fully Seas. Maple, Birch, Alder 604-582-7095

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2 BRM 2 Bth. 55plus Mobile Home for rent. Must pass strata interview. Small dog ok sorry no cats. Renter responsible for all utilities. Long term tenant preferred. Lots of storage room, clean quiet. View @ 11915875 20 Ave. Reply to fastgary56@ymail.com if interested. $1100mo. plus damage deposit.

MATTRESSES starting at $99 • Twins • Fulls • Queens • Kings 100’s in stock! www.Direct Liquidation.ca (604)294-2331

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GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPPIES P.B. $1200: Born Sept. 29th. 2 Male, 1 Female. (778)863-6332

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If you would consider selling your property of 3 Acres or more and want maximum value, send the details to: randyd@portraithomes.ca

MINI SCHNAUZER pups. 1st shots, dewormed, tails docked, vet ✓ $550/ea. Call 604-657-2915.

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LAB Yellow X Golden Retriever pups. Family / Hobby Farm raised. Vet ✓, shots, short hair, parents exc temper. $595. 604-835-0305

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