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also offer year-round exercise, including the Grouse Grind and winter equivalent, the snowshoe Grind. Each of the mountains offers a shuttle bus during the winter for easy access. West Vancouver residents have plenty of options too; the West Vancouver Community Centre and Aquatic Centre are hubs for athletic and social bonding with an equally dazzling array of programs and drop-in classes to choose from. With community rec centre memberships that cost less than most private gyms — under $60 a month for adults and just under $45 for youth and seniors — these centres seem like a good alternative for residents that don’t want to break the bank but still want a variety of fitness and other classes to choose from. North Vancouver recreation centres also offer the help of personal trainers if you need a little extra guidance with your health for an additional cost. Not only for getting in shape, many community centres on the North Shore also offer art and other courses, providing enrichment for “the whole person,” Matheson pointed out. For example, Delbrook Rec Centre has pottery and dance studios. One area that North Van Rec wants to improve on is their education around nutrition and diet. “Nutrition [is] at the top of the list,” said Matheson. “There’s more emphasis in schools around healthy lifestyles.” twitter.com/ley_dr reporter@northshoreoutlook.com

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District News Progress continues on the expansion of the Grant Connell Tennis Centre. The majority of the new tennis court structure is now in place and the foundations for the new link building are complete. The link building will enclose the mezzanine viewing area, changing rooms, and a practice court. Work is currently underway in the lobby area of the existing building. Later this spring we will be enclosing the building with roofing and siding. Stay tuned!

There are many ways to stay up-to-date on the New William Griffin Community Recreation Centre project as it moves foward: check postings at both William Griffin and Delbrook Rec Centres, visit our website at www.dnv.org/newwgcrc, email us at newwilliamgriffin@dnv. org or call us at 604-990-2311.

The Lynn Valley Community Association’s Annual Park Project is happening on Saturday, April 27th from 9:00a.m. – 1:00p.m. at Doran Park. For more information, please call Suzanne at 604-984-8401.

Please join us for a Public Assembly Land Strategy public workshop, Tuesday, April 9, 6:00p.m. - 9:00p.m., at District Hall (355 West Queens Road). Public assembly lands provide many important services to the community, including schools, places of worship (such as churches) and other public uses such as recreation facilities, community centres, daycares, youth services, libraries and cultural facilities. Please RSVP by email to identity@dnv.org (please specify the event and date) or by telephone at 604-990-2274. For more info visit www.dnv.org. .

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The question came up at a recent West Vancouver council meeting after a presentation about the annual Norouz celebration at Ambleside. After discussing the Persian New Year event that draws thousands every March, one councillor said he would like more IranianCanadians to attend council meetings. Noticing relatively few at previous meetings, he wanted to make sure their needs were being addressed. So this begs the question, how involved is the Iranian-Canadian community in local government decisions that affect North and West Vancouver? “It takes time,” said Mehrdad Rahbar, a member of the Iranian-Canadian Steering Committee who ran for a West Van councillor position in 2005. “There is a big population, Mehrdad Rahbar but [many] are not involved in politics.” The main reason Rahbar ran for council was to create interest in municipal politics. Iranians are one of the most educated immigrant groups, he said, so picking up Canadian politics would come easily to them. But at the same time, he added, many don’t trust the government because they come from a dictatorship, which didn’t need their votes.

Attend one of the Lower Lynn Town Centre Implementation Plan Open Houses. Join us on Wednesday, April 24, at the Holiday Inn (700 Old Lillooet Road); the business community and stakeholders are invited from 4:00p.m. to 6:00p.m. with overview presentation at 4:30p.m.; residents and interested members of the public are welcome from 6:30p.m. to 9:30p.m. with overview presentation at 7:00p.m. Or join us on Saturday, April 27, at the District’s Operations Centre (1370 Crown Street) from 10:00a.m. to 2:00p.m. (drop in any time). For more information visit Identity.dnv.org or call 604-990-2320.

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Eligible groups are invited to submit their proposals for 2013 Child Care Grants. Please complete an Expression of Interest form and returning it to the District by 4:30pm on Monday, April 15, 2013. The form includes District priorities for 2013 as well as eligibility criteria. For further information about the grants process, please contact Cristina Rucci at crucci@dnv.org or at 604-990-2274.

Upcoming Meetings 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, April 15, 7:00p.m. Monday, April 29, 7:00p.m. Council Workshops: Monday, April 8, 7:00p.m. Tuesday, April 16, 5:00p.m. Monday, April 22, 7:00p.m.

Council Agendas and Meetings The 2013 Council meeting schedule, upcoming meetings, and minutes of past meetings are available online at www.dnv.org/agenda. You can have Council Agendas emailed directly to your inbox. Visit www.dnv.org/agendanotice for more info. The Council Agenda is also available for viewing at all District libraries and on the District’s website, or you can call 604-990-2315 for a recorded listing of agenda items. Regular Council meetings are open to the public and are held in the Council Chamber at District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd., and start at 7:00 pm. District of North Vancouver 355 West Queens Road, North Vancouver, BC V7N 4N5 Main Line 604-990-2311

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Federal Minister of State (Transport) Steven Fletcher (front, centre) was at Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre on Wednesday, March 27 to announce $632,000 in Federal funding to go towards a biomass heating system for the centre’s pool. Third Vice-President for the Union of British Columbia Municipalities Sav Dhaliwal (left) North Vancouver District Mayor Richard Walton (back row, centre), and North Vancouver MP Andrew Saxton (right) were in attendance at the announcement. The system will convert wood waste into energy, reducing the centre’s use of natural gas and helping reduce the District’s carbon footprint.

District residents will soon receive the District’s “Community Report” newsletter in the mail. While you can continue to get District news via our District website, social media, and direct contact with our staff, we’ve decided to deliver this newsletter directly to your door. Inside you’ll find District information at a glance, including details on what we’ve accomplished in the community, and some of what lies ahead as we continue to implement the Official Community Plan. You’ll also read about some of our major achievements over the past couple of years, including sustainability initiatives, infrastructure improvements, future projects and more. Look for our Community Newsletter in your mailbox within the next few weeks.

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Over the past four years, your government has focused on improving services, growing our economy, and building a British Columbia in which we can all take pride.

Living City Awards Nominations Granted annually by the City’s Parks and Environment Committee, the Living City Awards Program acknowledges local businesses, community groups, school groups and individuals who are making a difference. Leadership is recognized in areas such as energy conservation, environmental education and awareness, environmental protection and enhancement, waste reduction, sustainable transportation, water conservation and urban agriculture. The subsmission deadline is April 30. Details at www.cnv.org/LivingCityAwards.

Parks & Environment Grant Program The Parks & Environment Grant Program is an annual grant that provides funding opportunities for small-scale community based parks and environmental initiatives in the City of North Vancouver. A total of $15,000 in grants is available each year, with the majority of grants awarded in the range of $1,500 to $5,000. The application deadline is April 30. More information at www.cnv.org/ ParksEnvironmentGrant.

North Shore Rescue Open House Saturday, April 6 from 10am - 4pm, Dedication Ceremony at 1pm 61 Bewicke Avenue, North Vancouver North Shore Rescue is opening their doors on April 6 to showcase their new Rescue Base. Everyone is welcome! Come meet the North Shore Rescue members, check out interactive displays, take a guided tour of the new facility, plus enter the draw for a chance to win a helicopter tour. Learn more at www.northshorerescue.com.

Chesterfield Avenue Cycling Improvements Open House Thursday, April 18 from 5pm - 7:30pm North Vancouver City Hall Atrium The City is considering options to improve cycling facilities along Chesterfield Ave between West 4th and West 13th Streets. The project aims to increase awareness and safety of cyclists in this key cycling corridor. The Open House is an opportunity to view information boards and provide input and feedback. Get more information at www.cnv.org/caci.

Connect with the City Want to know what's happening in your community? Follow the City on Facebook and Twitter for the latest updates and information, including job opportunities at City Hall. Get connected and stay informed. More information at www.cnv.org. FACEBOOK CityOfNorthVancouver TWITTER CityOfNorthVan


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situated to take advantage. Asian countries, especially China, are very interested in securing sustainable supply of resources that will flow freely without undue trade barriers like surprises with taxes, regulations or tariffs. Canada has a good reputation as a free trade country that can be relied on as a dependable source of supply. Now is a very opportune time to attract the vast investment needed to make the Kitimat refinery go ahead. David Black, with his years of diligence, deserves our appreciation for displaying the foresight and courage to invest his time, money and reputation to help bring along this huge initiative. The positive merits of the Kitimat refinery are so profound that this project is really beyond any political persuasion. Any and all supporters of NDP, Liberal, Conservative or even Green should see the tremendous benefits that would come to B.C. with this project. This initiative will involve the investment of many billions of dollars. That’s for sure. It’s hard for any of us to visualize a million let alone a billion of any thing. So lets look at the “on the ground” facts of such an undertaking for all of us in B.C. Let’s start with the big picture. When it comes to the benefits of a petroleum cycle from well exploration to the gas station, the jurisdiction that hosts the refining process enjoys a huge portion of the value addition to the raw material. For the KFC Project that would mean several thousand mostly trade union jobs for the multi-year term of the construction phase. It would also mean the creation of over

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3,000 permanent jobs for the operation and supply support of the refinery when running. This refinery would be processing 175 million barrels per year which means the tax revenue that could go toward health care, education, vital services for the disabled and elderly would be immense. But job creation and tax revenue is not the only desirable feature of the KRC. It also would provide much lower risk to the marine environment. The shipments out of the refinery would be finished product like aviation fuel, gasoline and diesel. These products if ever spilt would be much less impactful on the marine environment. They would also be transported in smaller ships. I know there are those on both sides of the political aisle that address this as a political issue. And I would disagree with both. This is a project that can be attractive to all political stripes. Trade unions would see a significant increase in jobs and memberships. Hospitals and schools across the province would see an improvement in government funding. Business activity especially in the challenged north west B.C. would be very positively impacted. And those with a concern for the threat of marine spills would see a significantly reduced exposure for the environment. Based on the huge positive impact this initiative could have on B.C., I think the question should not be if we want it... but rather, how can we help make sure that the petroleum world sees this as an attractive way to invest billions of shareholder capital. —Jim Shepard is a former president of Finning and Canfor, and a past director of Imperial Oil

Some of the things that I love about Norgate elementary: -Runamania: Norgate’s schoolwide running program -The diversity -The teachers, support staff, our dedicated P.A.C., our administration and Carmen, the custodian -The fact that the staff at Norgate know my son’s name, and almost always greet him by name when they see him -The fact that the school has a small population. The benefits of

cover of The Outlook newspaper); and the vegetable garden project last spring -The fact that our school is in our community. This means… -I can drive by and see my son playing at lunch -My son’s friends live in our neighbourhood -Drop off/pick up is a three-minute walk away -My son knows the value of community as he experiences it in his own neighbourhood -My neighbours see my child throughout the day. I often get reports of conversations and what they saw him doing on the playground. -My son can walk to school, safe-

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ehrdad Rahbar wants to put a public art piece on the North Shore, possibly at Ambleside Park or Lower Lonsdale. It would be a tribute to women, particularly Iranian-Canadians, in their struggle for equality, freedom and peace. “The uprising of Iranian women in the summer of 2009 marked a historical moment in the history of the women’s movement in the world,” Rahbar, who works as an architect and artist in West Van, tells The Outlook. In his preliminary drawing, a group of abstract female figures made from copper plates form a circle and hold a globe with a dove captive inside, yet trying to fly to freedom. The women represent the five continents on earth. “Today, any freedom movement should concern all

Architect and artist Mehrdad Rahbar with his public art piece in West Vancouver. Rob Newell photo

members on our planet,” Rahbar writes in the proposal he plans to present to the North Shore’s three municipalities. “The Iranian women demonstrated this struggle as a member of this global community in summer of 2009 and the world in unison is marching with them.” Rahbar is talking about an uprising in Iran that took place four years ago. Thousands of women, seen as The Friendliest Dealers second-class citizens under Iranian law, and Best Deals in Town protested what they say is a corrupt political system. “In order to reach the optimum expression of the artwork [a] circle is chosen as the primary form of unity, a geometric order for universal unity that has existed in the development of all human cultures throughout history,” writes Rahbar, who moved to Canada in 1979 after the Iranian Revolution, A p r i l 1 - 28 a time of violent protests when a new leader came to power. After completing THURSDAYS AT 8PM! a master’s degree in architecture from $ $ $ $ 1,500 2,500 3,500 4,500 McGill University, he moved to West April 11 April 4 April 18 April 25 Van where he operates an architectural Only $500 awarded if first winner not present! and development firm. Remainder rolls to For his first public artwork, Rahbar APRIL 25 - WIN UP TO $10,500 created a piece for a development he SUNDAYS AT 2PM! worked on in the 2100-block of Marine $ $ $ $ Drive in West Vancouver. A male and 250 500 750 1,000 female figure, with Persian and English April 7 April 14 April 21 April 28 writing, carry a bronze vessel to hold

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art category but would have to wait for an opportunity to arise and also meet the specific criteria. North Vancouver has two other programs: Community public art, which includes murals and other artwork created by community members, and developer public art where artwork is paid for by developers and installed outside their buildings. Over in West Vancouver, the programs are different, but the long selection process is similar. Besides civic public art where any artist can compete, a specific group can be targeted to participate, such as how the Squamish Nation has been in the past. Individual artists can also be invited or artwork can be bought directly, although these are not the preferred means, says Glenn Madsen, cultural program coordinator for West Vancouver. So where does Rahbar’s public art fit in on the North Shore? It’s a tough question because it doesn’t meet the criteria for many projects but, says Rahbar, the subject matter has deep meaning for many Iranian-Canadians living in North and West Van. “The [municipalities] could acknowledge our community through public art,” says Rahbar.

BONG? - Mirare had to find an new home after Deep Cove residents complained it looked like pot-smoking paraphernalia. File photo

“We’re here, we call it home. Let’s show that we’re here.” **** Beauty is in the eye of the beholder. This old cliché applies to public art, where certain pieces are adored by some and detested by others. Take Mirare, a controversial 17-foot stainless steel sculpture cast from a 100-year-old hemlock, that was planned for Deep Cove Park. After nearby residents complained about its “inappropriate location” in a park setting and said it looked like pot-smoking paraphernalia, dubbing it “the bong”, the artwork’s home was moved west to Princess Park. Deciding to install Mirare at its original site was an arduous decision, not one taken lightly. It was chosen from 36 other submissions. As part of standard procedure, it was picked by a panel, which this time included a Deep Cove resident, local artist, curator and member of the district’s public art advisory committee, and a member of the park department. As it turns out, the community’s reaction is never truly known until the art is unveiled. “This hadn’t happened before” says Lori Phillips, North Van’s public art coordinator, adding most public art is welcomed by the community. The abstract work Veil, a group of multicoloured lights cascading down one side of Centennial Theatre on Lonsdale, is another example of how a piece can be loved and hated at the same time. While many people praise the public art for brightening up rainy North Shore days, a few say the lights are simply too bright. “This is why the process and procedures are so important,” says Phillips. “We want to be fair, go through each step carefully and let the panel decide.” But does this North Shore-wide process hamper public artwork that doesn’t fit into any category? That’s a difficult question because, says Phillips, the guidelines are in place for an important reason — to make the competition fair for all artists and to ensure suitable artwork is installed. But still, where does Rahbar’s piece about Iranian women’s fight for equality and freedom fit in? To some, it arguably has more meaning behind it than some artwork installed on the North Shore. However, allowing one ethnic group to have public artwork and not permitting others poses a problem, says Phillips, because each may want to be represented. continued, NEXT PAGE

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desire to up his boxing IQ. “He asks questions. His curiosity of the Sweet Science in general. [He’s a] student of the game. He’ll do well.” And while it’s certainly not unprecedented for former pro football players to step into the ring — remember former Lion Mark Gastineau? — Millington doesn’t have any fight plans beyond Friday’s bout. “At my stage of the game, I’m just trying to grow and get better and become more proficient. If I feel comfortable and confident to move forward, perhaps I might do another [match].”

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ot-smoking B.C. residents are increasingly being banned from entering the U.S. as American border guards try to stem the flow of Canadian marijuana tourists in the wake of Washington State’s weed legalization vote late last year. Blaine lawyer Len Saunders said he’s seeing more cases of B.C. residents being permanently denied entry after trying to carry pot across the border, thinking it’s no longer an issue. Because marijuana is now legal to possess under state law, Canadians caught bringing less than an ounce across aren’t charged, as they were in the past.

“I’m seeing no prosecutions – zero since November,” Saunders said. “But there’s more confusion.” What happens now, he said, is pot-packing Canucks have their stash confiscated and are then interrogated under oath about their drug-using habits. Admit that you’ve ever smoked or used marijuana in your life, he said, and you’re deemed inadmissable to the U.S. because you’ve confessed to a crime of moral turpitude. “The key is to not admit that you’ve ever used it,” Saunders said, stressing he isn’t counselling anyone to lie under oath. He noted anyone could be questioned about past marijuana use at the border, whether Customs and Border Protection agents find pot on them or not. Past studies have found a majority of B.C. residents report using marijuana at least once. Saunders said he’s increasingly had calls from Canadians deemed inadmissable over pot use who say they can’t believe it happened to them and

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must now apply for a tough-to-obtain re-entry waiver also required for anyone with a criminal conviction who wants to return to the U.S. A pot dispensary is expected to open in Blaine, he said, but the licence hasn’t been granted yet. “It’s legal to possess,” Saunders said. “So if you make it over the border you can buy it and you can use it.” Saunders noted Washington’s legalization of pot doesn’t extend to use by minors age 18 or under. And anyone who brings a “truckload” of pot over the border can still expect to be prosecuted under U.S. federal law. Ironically, he said, while an admission of marijuana use in the distant past can bar you from the U.S. for life, convicted drunk drivers face no such problem. “If you have multiple DUIs you are admissable to the U.S.,” Saunders said. “A DUI is not a crime of moral turpitude because you didn’t have the intention to drive drunk. Because you were drunk.”

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B.c. liberals to freeze carbon tax TOM FLETCHER Black Press

VICTORIA – Premier Christy Clark and Environment Minister Terry Lake are expected to announce this week that a B.C. Liberal government will freeze B.C.’s carbon tax on fossil fuels at current rates for five years. Government sources said the freeze is to allow other jurisdictions to catch up to B.C., which taxes carbon dioxide emissions from fossil fuels at $30 a tonne. Former finance minister Carole Taylor introduced the carbon tax in 2008, covering transportation and heating fuel for homes and businesses. The rate rose over four years and was frozen for this year at seven cents per litre of gasoline, with comparable taxes on diesel, coal, natural gas and other fuels. The carbon tax is budgeted to raise $1.2 billion in the fiscal year that began April 1, with all revenues required to be returned through personal and business income tax reductions. B.C.’s carbon tax was a political battleground before the 2009 election, with former NDP leader Carole James campaigning for it to be scrapped. At the 2008 municipal convention in Penticton, when former premier Gordon Campbell announced grants to offset carbon tax costs for towns and cities, James

claimed the grants were to placate local politicians who were in open revolt against the tax. After the 2009 election, the NDP changed its position to support the carbon tax. Leader Adrian Dix has said revenues should go towards transit expansion or energy-saving upgrades in municipal buildings and operations. B.C. Conservative leader John Cummins promises to eliminate the carbon tax. Cummins emphasizes the disproportionate impact the tax has on colder and more remote parts of B.C., but has not yet specified if offsetting income tax cuts would be reversed to make up the revenue to the province. B.C. Green Party leader Jane Sterk has restated her 2009 policy of raising the carbon tax from the current $30 per tonne to $50 a tonne immediately. That would bring the tax to more than 10 cents per litre of gasoline. The Greens would also extend the tax to industrial process emissions such as cement kilns, and cancel the offsetting income tax reductions. The revenues would instead be used to fund transit and possibly energy retrofits for homes and other buildings. The recent focus has been on another climate program to make the provincial government and its agencies buy carbon offsets

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Butterfly, Marilyn Monroe and Frida Kahlo. With poetry written by Alexandria alongside the photos, Icon was born as a book project when Gordon-Collins took CONTRIBUTOR a bookmaking course at Emily Carr. ‘”I thought ‘Gosh these are beautiful photos,’” Gordonrace Gordon-Collins has put together two of her Collins remarked. art series under one title: Phantasma. Thus, Icon, the first half of the Phantasma show, was Showing at the Cafe for Contemporary Art, created. Gordon-Collin’s work showcases her family life and expeThe book itself, with transparencies and layers, won’t riences through portraits of her daughter as iconic women be out for reading during the show as there is but one of her time. unbound copy, but rather will be shown as a large video Phantasma consists of two art pieces, Icon and Pulp. component, projecting while Gordon-Collins voice-reads Gordon-Collins’ daughter Alexandria wanted her mother her daughter’s poetry. to help her with an essay she was writing while studying After creating Icon, Gordon-Collins found parallels at Capilano University. between herself and these strong female role models. We’re 1/2 block South of Richmond Auto Mall That help turned into a photo shoot of Alexandria as She then decided to bring back some of the characters 604-278-6184 | 6631 Sidaway Road, Richmond B.C. several strong female role models, including Madame her daughter portrayed and gave them new life as stars on pulp paperback covers with titles and stories rooted in her own past. BLACK “I like looking at the darker side,” said trAp At output ON YOUR NEXT Gordon-Collins as she explains the stories $ Richmond Go Karts FOntS: Helv BILL! neue, impact GROCERY behind her paperback covers. “I like to get UP TO GK_SpringBreadAd_bw.indd ScReen: 200ppi into people’s heads.” arch 3, 2012 FinAl: PdF Pointing at one piece of the Pulp series, e: 2.83"w x 5”h PROductiOn: m. mcKendry ek’s money saving deals de from our team of experts. { Check out this week’s starring her daughter and son in an apartns: ment doorway, Gordon-Collins points out that y Leader the quotation on the cover was actually said Drop by your Kin’s North Shore ey Times to her. Westender location, 1199 Lynn Valley Rd., on “It’s exactly what this guy said as he tried aby/New West News Leader Saturday April 6th between 2 and 4pm. to push his way into my apartment,” she said, Julie will be selling daffodil pins as a recounting the tale of a party gone awry as a fundraiser for the Canadian Cancer bunch of thugs tried to crash the shindig. Society. Stop by the booth to purchase “My story became her story,” she said. As her daughter posed in these dress-up photo your pin. Fresh fruit and veggie samples shoots, she found out more and more about and balloons for the kids. The Kin’s her mother and her life. Green Fighter who sells the “Before, she probably thought I was just her most pins will receive a mom and not this individual.” Julie Dunsterville home gym equipment “Her personal narrative, memories and takes the from Canadian Tire. experiences have by extension, become part of challenge for me,” said Alexandria Gordon-Collins. “[Icon] North and her later work Pulp opened my eyes to Vancouver! facebook.com/kinsfarmmarket the life my mother had before I came into the world.” Follow Julie and find out who her opponents are at kinsgreenfighters.com The show’s reception is April 11 from 7 to 9 p.m. and runs until May 3 at the Cafe for Contemporary Art in North Vancouver.

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new report urges Metro Vancouver not to build any new waste-to-energy plants and that its existing garbage incinerator in Burnaby be phased out. Those are among the recommendations in a new study from the Canadian Centre for Policy Alternatives. Its paper titled “Closing the Loop” examines solid waste policy through the prism of reducing greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions and encouraging green industries. Author Marc Lee takes aim in part at Metro Vancouver’s advancing strategy of building a new waste-to-energy plant to consume 370,000 tonnes of garbage by 2018, ending the region’s use of the Cache Creek regional landfill. The Burnaby incinerator, which burns 280,000 tonnes of waste per year, is a heavy carbon emitter even using disputed official estimates, according to the report, making it a considerably worse source of electricity than burning natural gas. “Incineration has adverse consequences for health and GHG emissions, and requires a steady stream of waste that is inconsistent with zero waste objectives,” the report said. In particular, it notes plastics and paper – key materials that should be diverted for recycling – contribute the most energy when burned. “Programs that succeed in reducing waste could, perversely, be a challenge for incinerators needing to run at high enough temperatures to reduce the formation of toxic compounds.” From a climate change perspective, it said, landfilling plastics and wood products would be preferable to incineration, because it would be a form of carbon storage, even though other strategies to reduce, reuse and recycle

would be better. Incineration doesn’t make garbage disappear, it said, noting at least 22 per cent is typically reduced to ash that still must be landfilled, while heavy metals and other toxins can escape. “Even if energy is produced from incineration, it is uneconomic energy as it destroys useful materials that are costly to replace from virgin sources.” The report also urges province-wide composting and a phase-out of single-use products and packaging. Materials that are toxic or non-recyclable should be either banned or tightly regulated. It also says B.C. needs to develop green manufacturing or reprocessing industries, but admits it will be challenging. Public investments will be needed, it says, to support a shift away from landfills and incinerators in favour of waste reduction, reuse, repair and maintenance, and finally recycling and composting. No estimate is provided of the public cost, but the report argues fees to landfill or incinerate garbage should be steadily increased to create an advantage for diversion. It also notes much of what’s considered recycling is really “down-cycling” – degrading something like high-quality plastic to lowergrade uses like plastic wood. The study admits its ultimate “closed loop” vision of a low-waste society where appliances, for example, are repaired and reused for far longer than today is at odds with an open economy that freely allows imports and exports, as well as consumers’ penchant for quickly discarding tech gadgets in favour of new models. “Meaningful progress will be difficult,” it said, but argued changes made now will be “much less painful than if we wait for nature to impose its own limits tomorrow.” Nineteen firms are in the running to build a new waste-to-energy plant for Metro Vancouver. Over the next two years the regional district is to determine a preferred technology and identify potential sites. twitter.com/nsoutlook

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n injured six-year-old miniature poodle needs donors to help cover the cost of his surgery after he was found abandoned on the doorstep of a BC SPCA branch earlier this month. Webster (pictured at right) was found in a crate with his leg broken in two places and underwent an operation last week. His surgery cost about $1,120 and a BC SPCA spokesperson pointed out that the society relies entirely on donations to fund treatment for sick or injured animals. “Sadly, it’s not uncommon for animals to be surrendered to us needing urgent medical care,” said Lorie Chortyk, general manager of community relations. Last year the West Vancouver SPCA branch cared for more than 1,000 animals. Webster, who was dropped off on the front steps of a Burnaby location, was taken to the West Vancouver site for his surgery and care. “He was lifting his front left leg in pain,” said Dragana Hajdukovic, West Vancouver

SPCA’s branch manager. Webster will make a full recovery in the next six to eight weeks. As well as looking for donations to offset the cost of his surgery, the SPCA is also hoping to find him a new guardian. “Unfortunately, the adoption fee falls way below our cost of daily care, let alone the veterinary fees we incur,” said Hajdukovic. The total cost of Webster’s treatment is just under $2,000. Donations to help Webster can be given online or over the phone to the West Vancouver SPCA at 604-922-4622 as well as in person.

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ames Walton’s black leather jacket, platinum blond hair, silver earring and funky coloured glasses juxtapose his old-school ways when it comes to making beer at Storm Brewery. (Where else could you find a Black Plague Stout for all that ales you?) Back in 1997, Walton did a sour beer aged in oak barrels. Few people were interested in buying it so he halted production. Today, sour beers are the all the rage or, as Walton says, “sour is the new bitter.” Then there’s his recipe for Red Sky Alt Beer. It’s an ale brewed with classic lager techniques, resulting in a “nice, full rich mouth beer.” First designed as one of his home brews, he stopped making it at his Commercial Drive brewery a few years ago. Then Graham With dropped by for a visit. With is the designated brewmaster of the signature beer for 2013 Vancouver Craft Beer Week. The first craft beer he ever tried (before he was of legal age to imbibe) was the Red Sky Alt Beer. He loved it and convinced Walton to share his recipe for this year’s collaboration brew. On Friday afternoon, brew masters from across the Lower Mainland gathered at Parallel 49 Brewing Company in East Van, With’s home hopping ground, to

toast the return of Red Sky Alt Beer. A collaboration of the 31 breweries from across the province taking part in the nine-day celebration, the beer will only be available around the time of Vancouver Craft Beer Week (May 31 to June 8.) Proceeds will be donated to Mark Brand’s A Better Life Foundation. Brand, who recently put his own mark on the craft beer scene with Portside Pub in Gastown and who is about to open Beachcomber Brewing in Gibsons, has agreed to use the money to buy food tokens at Save On Meats (which Brand also owns.) Those tokens will be given away in the Downtown Eastside. “We want to show that Vancouver Craft Beer Week is socially aware of what’s going on,” says Chris Bjerrisgaard, one of VCBW’s organizers. Previous recipients were the tsunami relief fund and the BC Farmland Defence League. Meanwhile, at six o’clock last Friday morning, With and Walton were at Parallel 49 to start making the Red Sky Alt Beer. A traditional beer calls for a traditional method of making it, i.e. a “long, intensive process.” But the result will be a light, refreshing German-style beer. “You can convert non beer drinkers into craft beer drinkers with this one,” Bjerrisgaard says. To keep up to date on what’s being planned, go to vancouvercraftbeerweek.com.

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MP John Weston, who is the government liaison to the Persian and Iranian community, said many people who grew up in Canada cannot imagine some of the reasons why IranianCanadians hesitate to go to public events. For instance, when Shirin Ebadi, an Iranian lawyer who won a Nobel Peace Prize for pioneering efforts to support democracy and human rights, visited West Vancouver, Weston was surprised by the number of people who said they would like to meet her but

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feared their attendance would be reported back to Iran’s regime. “For people who would naturally want to be involved in democratic expressions, they may be averse to doing so for reasons most Canadians would not imagine,” Weston said, adding the majority of Iranian-Canadians came to Canada after Iran’s 1979 revolution, a time of protest and violence. In addition, new Canadians, including those from Iran, have to get settled before they take part in municipal politics, he noted, adding learning English can also take time. Trying to to encourage more involvement in municipal politics, the Civic Association of IranianCanadians, commonly know as Civic IC, is a non-partisan group that is organizing Iranian Canadians into a more civically active community. The organization began in 2008 after its founders noticed participation in elections needed to be improved. “If you look back two years ago, there are more

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people showing up today,” said Rahbar, who is involved with Civic IC. Getting together can be a challenge because the organization is volunteer run, he said, adding that being provided with a room by one of the North Shore’s municipalities would help

the group meet regularly. “They realize this is their home… Now, through education, I think they will start participating [in politics] more,” said Rahbar.

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For more health tips, visit www.kinsgreenfighters.com! Prices effective: April 3rd to April 7th, 2013 *While * Quantities Last Nutritious & Delicious

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Outlook North Vancouver, April 04, 2013  

April 04, 2013 edition of the Outlook North Vancouver

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