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lmost a year after the District of North Vancouver banned skateboarding on a single residential corridor, the municipality’s policy hit a major fork in the road last week. The dilemma? Either stay the course with the current ban or roll it out a blanket ban across the many other district roadways where steep hills and sharp corners have attracted the region’s growing longboarding community. In the end the vote was 4-2 in favour of continuing down the singleneighbourhood-ban road with both sides arguing where the moral high ground lay. “I think it was the wrong decision,” Coun. Doug MacKay-Dunn told The Outlook after the meeting. “And it’s not done for me, I can tell you that right now.” In the 10 months since council first approved the bylaw banning skateboarding on the three-and-a-half-kilometre corridor of Skyline Drive, Wavertree Road and Glenview Drive, complaints about longboarders in the area have dropped off almost completely. That’s according to a staff report presented to council last Monday detailing the progress of the ban and whether it ought to be applied elsewhere. Since last July, the district received 15 complaints about longboarders, and bylaw officers and the North Van RCMP made 162 skateboard-specific patrols of the municipality. During those patrols, only 17 bylaw infraction notices were handed down — all of them for failing to wear a helmet — indicating compliance with the Skyline ban, staff said. Complaints, when they do come, are from much smaller stretches than Skyline, such as Glencanyon Drive, Norwood Avenue, Dalkeith Drive, St. Andrews Avenue, Princess Avenue and Sauve Court, according to the report. Staff went on to say that these roadways so far show no signs of becoming the regional longboarding attractant and nuisance for residents that Skyline was by this time last year. “Although longboarding activities on streets throughout the district continue to generate some public concern, overall it appears that the District’s strategy has been effective in creating a balance between the longboarding community’s interest and the safety concerns,” staff wrote. Their conclusive recommendation was that thw district maintain the status-quo single-corridor ban and continue to monitor skateboarders in other areas to ensure all safety-equipment bylaws are met. Still, councillors Robin Hicks and MaKay-Dunn spoke in favour of extending the ban to those other hilly neighbourhoods where longboarding is happening. MacKay-Dunn took the most hardline stance in addressing the young male longboarders in attendance. “There are very serious concerns from citizens that, quite, frankly gentlemen, pay high taxes, and one of the things they expect from their taxes is a safe roadway,” MacKay-Dunn said, advocating that council ban the sport on the most high-traffic roads. “As far as I’m concerned, the roads are for vehicles and for bicycles with brakes,” he added. But Hicks suggested there could be a third way forward without outlawing the sport. He said a form of licensing or other means of differentiating the local, law-abiding practitioners of the sport from those “just there to be defiant” might be appropriate. “Maybe people have to have licences and sign up and wear certain vests so that we know that they’re legitimate and they’re going to obey the rules of the road,” Hicks suggested. “And the others, you know, we can kind of focus [our enforcement] on.” Every councillor in attendance — Coun. Mike Little was absent — expressed support for hosting sanctioned longboarding events in the district and even for building some kind of potentially permanent longboarding park or facility. District staff are now in the very early stages of assessing such a venue’s suitability for the Inter River area, near the existing skateboard park. Coun. Lisa Muri said she’d like the operators of both Mount Seymour and Grouse Mountain to build longboarding venues to help get the sport off district roads. But the triumph of the status quo over wider bans doesn’t give longboarders carte blanche to behave however they see fit on district roads, council admonished. Mayor Richard Walton called on the longboarding community to better regulate itself and ensure its members comply with the highest standards of safety and civility. “The next two years, at the most, is the time that this sport has to get tremendous compliance,” Walton said, likening the status of longboarders today with that of the North Shore mountain-biking community a decade ago. “Or else it is going to be banned and we’ll spend a lot of money with our police and bylaw officers running after 12 year olds on skateboards instead of drug dealers and things. Which is to me, a complete waste if the community’s money and resources. So we’re in this together.”
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CapU votes to delay decision on course-cutting budget The B.C. Supreme Court had adjourned an application by the post-secondary teachers’ union Monday seeking to block the Capilano U board of governors from voting on a budget that would end several programs
cuts. It appears the board agreed with them. What the court granted instead was an adjournment, meaning the vote would go ahead Tuesday, as planned. But the court also secured a commitment from CapU to address the concerns of its adult basic education students in Squamish, one of the programs on the chopping block. “We still maintain that the proposed budget moves that Capilano is intent on making will move the university in the wrong direcTODD COYNE tion,” FPSE president Cindy Oliver S Ta f f R e p O RT e R told The Outlook Monday in a prepared apilano University president statement. “We believe there are better Kris Bulcroft is still facing outcomes than what the administradown a mutiny over millions tion is proposing. However, it’s an issue of dollars in program cuts in her that the FPSE will have to raise with administration’s budget — a budget the next minister of advanced educathe university’s board of governors tion.” will withhold judgment on until Faculty, students and administraJune 11. tors at the North Vancouver university The board voted Tuesday night to Kris Bulcroft have been united in protest against send the controversial balance sheet Bulcroft, whose April 24 budget recomback to the senate budget commitmended the dismantling of many of tee with a directive to find money to cover the the school’s visual arts, technology and science university’s shortcomings without slashing proprograms in order to make up for an existing grams and cutting courses. $1.3-million shortfall. On Monday, a last-minute teachers’ union On Friday, a forum moderated by CapU’s conrequest for an injunction against Tuesday’s flict resolution advisor and featuring a lengthy board vote was adjourned in B.C. Supreme Q&A period with Bulcroft drew more than 300 Court. The Federation of Post-Secondary attendees, many carrying signs denouncing the Educators was seeking to block the CapU board president’s move to slash nearly $3 million from from voting on the budget until next month, the school’s programming budget. claiming the board hadn’t had adequate time to continued, PAGE 14 consider other cost-saving options over program
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t’s been a BC Liberal stronghold since the early 1990s. And there were at least a few moments Tuesday night when it looked as though the West VancouverSea to Sky riding could possibly be wrested away from the Liberals. But when the final votes were tallied Liberal Jordan Sturdy, the mayor of Pemberton, who also happens to be a farmer, reaped 52 per cent of the vote, handily defeating NDP candidate Ana Santos, a political newcomer who finished second with 32 per cent. Despite being behind Santos at some points as the results trickled in, Sturdy remained positive. “We had scrutineers at the polls so we kept our own numbers so it looked pretty solid right front the beginning,” Sturdy said. But that doesn’t mean
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any ’60s-era West Coast Modernist homes are vanishing from West Vancouver. Using sleek design, these post-and-beam houses highlight the rough terrain by incorporating trees and rocky slopes. But to suit today’s families, they are often torn down to make room for larger houses that take up nearly the entire lot. Forget about melding nature with architecMOdErnIsT MasTEr - The West Van ture, this new style of architecture is meant Museum is showing work from architect Barry to take advantage of the lot’s size and provide Downs until June 15. Michaela Garstin photo homeowners maximum return when they eventually sell. Vancouver. West Coast Modernism, however, isn’t entire“Life was a lot slower then,” he explains. ly a thing of the past. “There was so much optimism.” The West Vancouver Museum is showcasing Another magazine, Canadian Homes from it in the new exhibit Melding Architecture with March 1962, also features Downs. Written Landscape: A Collaboration in Design, which across the front page is the title “How a runs until June 15. Vancouver architect planted a house in his own The show highlights the career of architect private forest.” Barry Downs, who still lives in West Vancouver in The theme of this architectural era is clear: one of the homes he designed during the 1960s. Don’t fight nature, use it to your advantage. Through photos of houses, highrises and conDuring its heyday West Coast Modernism dos he helped create, it’s evident that mixing was an acclaimed style. built form with nature isn’t a thing of the past. Homes were small by today’s standards, Spotting new construction, however, is becomoften around 1,500 square feet. The layout gave ing more difficult. enough room for a family to live comfortably, “These are from the ‘50s and ‘60s. By the without harming the lot’s natural aspects. ‘70s [this style] was fading,” says Downs at the Contrast this with today’s “monster houses.” museum, pointing to a post-and-beam house This new style of architecture is exactly what typical of the era. West Coast Modernism isn’t. “The houses of this era always had a roman“It’s sad,” says Downs, referring to houses in tic aspect. Erickson was a romantic, despite West Vancouver he’s seen replaced recently. “I’d his architecture being so severe,” say 50 per cent of modernist he added, speaking of the late houses are torn down.” Arthur Erickson who designed But it’s not only family signature B.C. buildings, including houses that are neglected. Simon Fraser University and the Pearson College, a priMuseum of Anthropology at UBC. vate school on Pedder “This style did itself in, I believe, Bay designed by Downs, by being too functional.” is clearly showing its age. But aspects are still alive today, Wanting more sunlight, the such as in the Spruce Townhouses firstname.lastname@example.org school has also cut down in False Creek and in a more many trees that were part recent downtown highrise Downs of the building’s original design. helped design. “It was a short-lived era in many ways,” he Walking through the museum, Downs, who is says, looking at a series of photos. now 82 years old, remembers his first years as But he hasn’t left this style completely an architect fondly. behind. His firm DA Architects + Planners “If you could get in here, your career was is behind projects such as the Vancouver launched in a sense,” he says, looking down at a Convention Centre, which uses the North Shore Western Homes magazine from December 1961. mountains as a main focal point, and North Under the title “A house the lives with nature,” Vancouver’s up-and-coming Seylynn Village that he sits with his wife and two young children in will feature West Coast architecture. their newly built house in West -Melding Architecture with Landscape: A Collaboration in Design at the West Vancouver Bring this coupon to any Museum (680 17th St.) until June 15. A catalogue is available to accompany the exhibit. Delany’s Coffee House
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and 2 victories over the Bruins and listening to ’m still not over ’94. Remember? Rangers over-confident fans calling sports radio shows vs. Canucks, Game 7. Nathan LaFayette’s to say they hoped the Canucks lost at least one one-timer clanks off the post late in the game in Boston so Vancouver could hoist the third with the Canucks down 3-2. New York Cup on home ice. holds on and wins the Cup. Then came the crushing Game 7 defeat and I just watched the Canucks’ near-game-tyingriot that gave the city and local hockey fans a goal on YouTube this morning and almost 20 big shiner. At least the shame of that behaviour years later it still stings. I’ve been waiting for momentarily dulled the anguish of another loss a Cup parade in Vancouver for almost three in the final. decades. Unfortunately, 2013 wasn’t our year After the Canucks’ ouster from the playoffs by either. the Sharks last week, I embarked on an all-toWhen I’m over 1994, I’ll start processing the heart-breaking Game 7 loss to the Bruins in the familiar rite of spring: first anger and disbelief, then avoidance of any Stanley Cup coverage 2011 final. I’m still seeking Cup closure. But, as and finally a vow to never again invest so much many of you will undoubtedly say, who really time, money or emotion into the Canuckleheads. gives a puck? It’s just a game. But this year I did something else: some In his documentary Manufacturing Consent, internet research on sports fandom. Turns out, influential U.S. professor Noam Chomsky describes sports as a distraction, something that living and dying with the home team may actu“keeps [people] from worrying about things that ally be good for you. As New York Times writer Bill Morris points matter to their lives that they might have some out in a March 2013 article titled One Way to idea of doing something about.” Cheer Up: Cheer Harder, there’s “A growing He’s probably right. I’ve wasted copious body of scientific research and some compelling amounts of time watching hockey that could empirical evidence [to] suggest that sports fans, have been spent reading literary masterpieces, even the foam-at-the-mouth variety, are less engaging in politics or some other worthy purprone to depression and alienation than people suit. Just ask my wife. who are immune to such maladies as March But my affliction goes way back to the days Madness and pennant fever.” when the home team dressed in those garish, In the article, Morris interviews University V-crested uniforms that a New York sportswritof Massachusetts Amherst psychology professor er sharply described as Darth Vader uniforms. Susan Krauss Whitbourne, an expert on fans. The year was 1982 and I was 12. She told him: “For the really The Cup-bound Canucks true fan, it can become a probwere a scrappy bunch with lem if they shut out other things a colourful cast of characters in life. But the positive side is that included “King” Richard that it’s fun and exciting. It’s a Brodeur, Dave “Tiger” cheap high. It’s not that they Williams, Harold Snepts and don’t have a life.” Ron Delorme, but when they But what if your team is a reached the finals against perennial heartbreak like the the dynasty-in-the-making email@example.com Canucks, an organization that’s New York Islanders, it was a existed since 1970 and has yet major mismatch. to have its name etched on the Cup? (This is I was such a diehard fan that when my now relevant for Leafs fans too.) mom found out the Cup was on display at the I emailed Dr. Whitbourne to ask. Here’s what Vancouver Hotel we piled into her red Mercury she had to say: and headed downtown for brunch inside the “The key issues isn’t whether a team wins hotel’s fancy dining room. Some friendly outor loses, but how closely identified the fan feels of-towners with a Polaroid camera snapped my with the team. That identification allows the picture next to hockey’s Holy Grail and gave it individual to feel a sense of connection to a comto me. Next, my mom, always big on spontanemunity of like-minded people,” she wrote. “It ity, decided she’d get me a ticket for Game 4 of also seems, based on the research, that identithe series (the Isles led 3-0) that night at the fying with your hometown team gives a bigger Pacific Coliseum. boost to your mental health than identifying The game was sold out so she bought me a with a distant team. Rooting for the underdog ticket from a scalper. Turns out that it was a can also be beneficial to mental health for peostanding-room-only ticket, so I didn’t have the ple who value their sense of independence. So best view as the Islanders lifted the Cup but I even if your team keeps losing, it can still help do remember some fans throwing ice cubes at reduce depression and alienation.” the them. Witnessing that moment probably Hmmm. Well, in that case, I guess there’s made the 1994 loss even harder for me to stomalways next season. ach. Ditto for 2011 against the Bruins. twitter.com/justinbeddall I remember celebrating the Canucks Game 1
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North Shore bridal boutique says ‘I Do’ to the buy-local, enviro-conscious movement
TRENDS • Expect to see more illusion -necklines instead of strapless • Brides are asking for belts, particularly in their wedding colour • Loose and casual “boho” style is in demand • Neutral champagne, pink, gold and silver are hitting the scene • Alternatives to the traditional veil; more flowers, birdcage veils • Short and tea-length dresses are here to stay
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sing organic cotton, vintage lace and recycled textiles, Patty Nayel makes eco-friendly wedding gowns from her Lynn Valley studio. Hanging on the wall, a long dress is creatively designed using elegant lace curtains her client’s mother-in-law once had hanging in her house. She even has a vegan dress, made without using animal products or by-products, including silk, which is made by silkworms. “We get a lot of non-traditional brides,” says Nayel, owner of Pure Magnolia. “They’re looking for something a bit different. Something they don’t see everywhere else and that suits their personality.” A dozen dresses — long, short and tea-length (the latest trend) — hang on the wall for her open house. Today Nayel is showing her new modular and plus-size lines. A modular gown, she demonstrates on a model, can be taken apart so a long dress is worn during the formal marriage ceremony and a shorter one for the reception afterwards. It’s a practical and stylish alternative a growing number of brides embrace but have difficulty finding. “A lot of plus-size brides plan not to even try a dress on,” says Nayel, showing a sample of her newest line of dresses. “They leave not very happy because the dresses aren’t made for them.” Seeing a big void in the market, Nayel jumped on the idea and created dresses made specifically for curvy brides up to a size 26. She recently shipped a gown down to the U.S. for a bride who was having a very difficult time finding one in her size. Buy North Shore Part of the buy-local movement, Pure Magnolia is a good example of the trend to purchase products designed, made and sold nearby. Instead of driving downtown, advocates support small, independent businesses to help create a vibrant community. The creators of ShopNorthVancouver.com, for example, say many people don’t realize pretty much anything can be bought on the North Shore. “Because local independent businesses generally keep more money spent in the community than corporate chains (45 per cent for independent vs. 15 per cent for chains), shopping with local businesses leads to a stronger economy,” they say on their website. In fact, most wedding day essentials are available on the North Shore, right down to the caterer, flowers, decorations, DJ, commissioner and even the venue rental itself. For buy-local supporters, it’s possible to plan a complete wedding without even leaving North and West Vancouver. This is a philosophy Nayel lives by. While many of her customers are North Shorites, she also sells to brides throughout the Lower Mainland and internationally. “Pure Magnolia has grown organically and slowly,” says the Kwantlen Polytechnic University graduate about the business she opened four years ago. “It’s customer driven, which is great, so I didn’t have to push it out there.”
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ach person sees nature different depending on their previous experiences, location — and type of camera. Ambleside’s Silk Purse is showing the work of three photographers who use a variety of techniques to manipulate and enhance images. Challenging us to see the world in a different way, each artists’ images are unique but mesh together to support the exhibit’s central theme: nature. Running until June 2, Three Photographers: Expressions of Nature features B.C. photogs Rita Hernandez, Karen Evans and Elaine Hunter. “All three of us were selected from 80-plus submissions. We were judged on who works well together.” says Hernandez, who will be showing a series of digital photographs. The North Vancouver-based artist is from
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may be just over a year away from turning 40, but there are still times when I’m tackling a grammar issue in my writing, or working out a math equation for something where I still hear specific echoes of my high school teachers’ wisdom or rules that are appropriate to whatever my task at hand might be. The same goes for my wine education via the Wine and Spirit Education Trust, which I plugged away at in the late ’90s under two of the best wine instructors Vancouver has ever known. One of them, Mark Davidson, SmOkIN’ GOOd PIckS - Park Heffelfinger, now now leads global education and co-owner and co-founder of Memphis Blues Barbeque marketing for Wine Australia, House, has some great wine selections for grilling season. while his teaching partner at Rob Newell photo the time, Park Heffelfinger, is now co-owner and co-founder and a great summer sipper that goes with all of Memphis Blues Barbeque grilled seafood, from spot prawns to salmon.” House, plus an all-around barbeque expert. Not only do their many words of wisdom still come to mind when I’m trying to recall, Legado Munoz 2011 Garnacha | La say, Burgundian appellation specifics, but Mancha, Spain | $13-15 | Private Wine Park in particular seems to keep his eye on Stores me to this day, never afraid to throw a funny Soft and juicy, this one has some nice earthemail my way after reading my iness, a slight floral characcolumn – just to ensure he’s ter and enough bright fruit keeping me in check. Whether that Park sees it going percalling me out for referring to fectly with good, sticky ribs. a $50 wine as affordable, or filing a grievance over a wine Chateau de Paraza and food pairing discrepancy, Minervois | Languedoc, it’s always in fun and jovial – France | $18-20 | Private which is a pretty appropriate email@example.com Wine Stores description of the guy himself. This blend of Syrah, Consequently, he’s often Grenache and Mourvedre leaps out of the top of mind for me too, and as I was lookglass with red licorice and spice, and finishes ing to recommend some perfect barbecue with some nice peppery dark fruit. Great for wines for your summer, I thought there was those looking for a little more complexity in no one better to pass along some great leads. their glass. So whether you’re grabbing a bite from your local Memphis Blues location (where you can try most of these by the glass), or firing Yering Station ‘Little Yering’ 2010 Pinot Noir | Yarra Valley, Australia | $15.95 | BC up the grill at home; here’s what you should Liquor Stores be washing it down with, from the guy who Park likes that there’s “lots of sweet Pinot knows best. cherry fruit” in here, and I like that it’s probably the best-value Pinot Noir in our marSelbach 2011 ‘Fish Label’ Riesling | ket today. Bright and buoyant, serve it with Mosel, Germany | $16.95 | BC Liquor a hint of a chill – it’ll make it all the more Stores lively. Park calls this crowd-pleasing favourite, As always, if you’re having trouble tracking “Hands down, the number one wine for barsomething down, find me via KurtisKolt.com beque. Affordable, juicy lime and peach fruit, or tweet me @KurtisKolt.
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VanBrewers hand out coveted Golden Stag award GEORGE PAJARI CONTRIBUTOR
n the spring a young man’s fancy turns to thoughts of ... beer. At least in the Lower Mainland. VanBrewers, a 120-strong group of avid homebrewing enthusiasts, held their fourth annual competition at the end of April which pitted 347 different brews from across Canada against each other for the coveted 2013 Golden Stag award. I was honoured to have been invited to be one of the judges on the final day to select the three medallists from the 23 best-of-breed beers chosen by other judges as the best representatives of each major style from the original 347. The quality of the finalists was superb and put some commercial products to shame. The winner was a weizen (German wheat beer) brewed by Jochen Fahr of Calgary. Although he brews at home, he is the son of a German brewery worker, has a Bachelor’s degree in bioprocess engineering and a Ph.D. in biomedical engineering, and uses a Linux computer system to precisely control his brewing process. As one of the perks of winning, Russell Brewing produces a commercial batch of each year’s winning brew. Last year’s winner, Dave Shea’s Nautical Disaster Barleywine, has just been released. Jochen’s beer, Villicht’s Hochziitsbier Weizen is planned to be available in May 2014. See vanbrewers.ca for a full list of winners.
Celebrating craft beer
Vancouver Craft Beer Week is almost upon us and many of the events are already sold out. That said, there are still events to participate in. The nine days of beer starts Friday, May 31 and features 60 breweries and more than 30 events. Go to vancouvercraftbeerweek.com and see the opportunities to expand your beer palate tempt. This is an unparalleled opportunity to taste a wide range of craft beers and talk with the brewmasters themselves.
Beer of the Month - Coal Harbour Brewing’s Smoke & Mirrors – Imperial Smoked Ale
This is not a beer for the timid or unadventurous. Smoked beers have a small following, making them commercially risky. A co-founder of the late great Tall Ship brewing company of Squamish confided in me years ago that he had received a death threat over their smoked porter (the thought of which boggles the mind). This beer combines the unmistakable flavours of German smoked malts with Scottish peated malts (think Islay single malt) with the full flavour of an imperial stout. This is a massive beer with a taste profile that spans the spectrum from sweet malty through to a burnt dark chocolatey mid-palate ending with a bitter smoky finish and the warming glow that comes from 8.5% ABV. The beer deservedly won Gold at the 2012 BC Brewing awards. You can find out what the fuss is about at some specialty liquor stores on the North Shore.
-West Vancouver resident George Pajari is a BJCP certified beer judge and elected member (retired) of the Institute of Brewing, London, U.K. Reach him at firstname.lastname@example.org and follow him at @zythesis.
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Many of the president’s detractors say her administration is transforming the school from a local arts and humanities-focused institution to a hub for business-oriented international students. “It is more than a money issue. It’s about restructuring the university and foregoing certain programs that have been at Cap for a long, long time,” CapU French language instructor Catherine Gloor told The Outlook at a campus rally Friday. “There has been money that has been distributed to other programs on campus — and they’re just not the art-oriented programs.” But Bulcroft, entering her third year as president, deflected accusations of department-specific cuts at Friday’s forum, saying while there were no academic criteria for the program cuts, the school should have an overall academic plan moving forward. Bulcroft told the hundreds gathered at the forum that she would not bow to the slew of allegedly hateful and misogynistic attacks she
www.northshoreoutlook.com has personally endured since tabling the budget last month. “I know I can stand up to this kind of hatred and denigration but I worry about all the women I see sitting before me today who may also be experiencing the remnants of the old patriarchy,” she said, before launching into an explanation of the school’s dire finances. “Unsustainable” is how she described CapU’s funding model, while slamming those in the community who have resisted her administration’s attempts to keep pace with the changing economics of higher education. “Sometimes I fear our passion for this place will simply love us to death,” Bulcroft said. It came in response to a veteran faculty member’s question about how arts programs are supposed to attract much-needed donors while the university is slashing the same departments. “I wonder what message we’re sending out there to the public in terms of the strife and conflict they see internally and whether donors in all areas will say, ‘Capilano? My money’s not going there,’” Bulcroft said.
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ot budding young artist at home with idle time this summer? Be sure to check the North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s summer arts camps. This year there are 14 different creative camps all taught by qualified art instructors. Starting in July and running until the end of August, the camps offer a wide range of artistic discovery, from Monster University to Act Move and Sing! to Drawing and Painting Outdoors and Exploring Art and Drama, to name a few. The full and half-day camps, which take place inside and outdoors, are open to kids ages 7-11. Morning or afternoon camps (five days) cost $125. All-day classes are $250 and include a supervised lunch. For more information on registration and complete list of classes, visit nvartscouncil.ca -The Outlook
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ulie Dunsterville, North Vancouver’s Kin’s Green Fighter, says drinking a glass of fresh juice each day is an important part of staying healthy.
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“I have this every day, minus the cilantro one, but plus chard,” writes a friend on Julie’s Facebook page (facebook.com/julie.boulterdunsterville). Another simply says, “Julie... This is a really tasty juice.” To make the juice, Dunsterville has selected each ingredient for a reason. Kale, she says, is a superfood rich in essential vitamins and minerals, especially calcium, iron and potassium. A flavourful herb, cilantro is also rich in vitamins and minerals, as well as chlorophyll. Spinach is a “powerhouse of vitamins,” she explains. It contains twice as much iron as other greens. Cucumbers are high in water content and contain a lot of potassium, which is good for maintaining healthy youthful skin. A highest source of beta carotene out of any veggie, carrots add a sweetness to bitter-tasting juices. They are perfect for this recipe. And finally, green apples add tartness. Many nutritional benefits are concentrated in the skin and outer layers, says Dunsterville. She recommends buying organic so they can be juiced whole. Go to northshoreoutlook.com and click on “Contests” in the upper right corner to follow Dunsterville and the other 12 Green Fighters from throughout B.C. Visit kinsfarmmarket.com for more information about the challenge. — The Outlook
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hen he’s not patrolling the streets, he’s patrolling the bench. This season WVPD Const. Phil Greiff coached the West Vancouver Minor Hockey Association’s Bantam A-1 Thunder. And Greiff had such a positive effect on the team that recently he was named minor hockey coach of the year by the association. This wasn’t his first time on skates. Greiff played Junior B hockey in Alberta and later played pro in Germany. He also has previous minor hockey experience.
In a statement, WVPD Chief Const. Peter Lepine said, “We are extremely proud of Const. Greiff ’s achievement being named Coach of the Year. The strength of the West Vancouver Police department is exemplified in the way our members are able to connect with our community. Phil has had a unique opportunity to pursue his passion for hockey and a career in policing. The community and youth of West Vancouver are very well served by his skills at work and at the arena.” -The Outlook
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Gas price climb driven by refinery trouble Near-record pump pain for Metro Vancouver motorists JEFF NAGEL Black PrEss
as prices in Metro Vancouver are flirting with record levels but at least one industry observer doesn’t expect they’ll shoot too much higher. The average regular gas price in Metro hit $1.495 per litre Tuesday, up about eight cents in the past week. Petroleum analyst Jason Parent, a senior associate at the Kent Group, said supplies have tightened and prices are up partly in response to the unexpected shutdown of gasoline refining units at a Suncor refinery near Edmonton. He said the outlook for the Lower Mainland depends in part on how long refining is disrupted at Suncor. “It all depends on how long that lasts and how effectively suppliers are able to bring in alternate supply into that region,” Parent said. “Generally speaking, I wouldn’t expect it to get much higher.” Gas prices typically jump in the spring as more drivers take to the roads, cutting into gasoline supplies and putting upward pressure on prices. But Parent said the traditional seasonal spike happened earlier this year. He said wholesale prices paid by retailers have already risen about 14 cents in the last couple of weeks. “Retail prices up until the last couple of days haven’t really kept pace with that.” Gas prices here are also influenced by the fact Kinder Morgan’s Trans Mountain pipeline, which supplies most of Metro’s refined gasoline, is at capacity. Parent said the pipeline may have allocated slightly more capacity recently to crude oil shipments, leaving less flexibility to move more gasoline in response to jumps in demand. Motorists shouldn’t assume that they’re being ripped off just because gasoline prices are rising at a time that crude oil prices have remained flat. “Crude oil and refined gasoline are two different commodities with different supply and demand fundamentals,” Parent said. “Their prices can be moving in opposite directions at the same time for different reasons.” Gas prices here hit a recent bottom of around $1.20 per litre in December, according to the website Gasbuddy.com. Metro Vancouver gas prices haven’t been this lofty since the record highs of around $1.50 a litre in the summer of 2008, and prices now would be lower than at that time if not for increases since then in B.C.’s carbon tax or TransLink’s fuel tax.
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f you haven’t yet laid your eyes – or your hands – on a copy of my justpublished book PLAY IT AGAIN! A Century PLUS of North Shore Sports Stories, here’s your chance to win one. Just identify the three sports personpresented by alities in the photos on this page, then go to The Outlook’s website at firstname.lastname@example.org outlook.com to enter Game 1 of the contest. Photos for Games 2, 3 and 4 of the contest will appear in the paper on May 23, May 30 and June 6 and on the website for a full week (May 23-29, May 30-June 5 and June 6-12) leading to Father’s Day. Each person may submit one entry per game. One winner of a PLAY IT AGAIN! book for each of the four games will be drawn from among those with the correct answers for that game. All photos are of people featured in the book which For more information or to buy tickets go to: is now available for $27.95 at Larry’s Sports, 2029 Lonsdale in North Van, and at The Dog’s Ear T-Shirt and Embroidery Company, 1493 Marine Drive in West Van; or from me directly at email@example.com. Bob Lenarduzzi, B.C.’s soccer icon who did the foreword for the book, will join me for a book signing at Larry’s Enter online for your chance to Sports on Saturday, May 25, at 1 p.m. You can buy a book then or bring a previously-purchased one for autographing. Now it is true that a picture is worth a thousand words and probably a lot more. Which is why your intrepid Instant Replay sports histo ry storyteller (that’s me) works just as hard at finding the www.northshoreoutlook.com perfect photographs to accompany these always-detailed and often-quirky tales from yesteryear (my wife thinks they should be called unusual rather than quirky) as I am with the names, dates and other relevant facts found in the written accounts. On some occasions it has taken longer to find the right photo than to do the research and writing of the story itself. Scrapbooks and personal collections, some of which haven’t come out of storage boxes for years, have been an invaluable resource. The North Vancouver Archives has an incredible collection as does the archives in West Vancouver and Vancouver. Ralph Bower, the now-retired former Vancouver Sun award-winTo find out how she measures up against ning photographer, who still puts on showings from his vast collecher opponents and to be inspired Julie tion, is always helpful finding phovisit kinsgreenfighters.com Dunsterville tos he’s taken. My own collection takes the isn’t bad either because I never challenge for throw anything away. But finding North what I’m looking for, even among Vancouver! my own collection, can be a challenge. Many of the 390+ photos in the book have never been shown FIGHTERS publicly before, such as the team Fit ’n’ Healthy with Kin’s photo shown here of the Vancouver Amazons women’s hockey team
(pictured at the 1927 Banff Winter Carnival) which includes North Van’s Doris Parkes whose story is one of more than 100 featured in the book. The picture comes from Wendy Duck, Doris’ daughter, all the way from Guelph, Ontario. I’d love for you to tell me your favourite photo in the book. Of course that means you’d need to buy a copy. Or win one. This is episode 480 from Len Corben’s treasure chest of stories and photos – from the great events and the quirky – that bring to life the North Shore’s rich sports history.
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UNkNoWN iNDENtity - A composite sketch of the Jane Doe discovered floating in Burrard Inlet a few weeks before Christmas in 1985. The woman, believed to be between 50 and 70 years old, was wearing a horseshoe pin that said ‘Good Luck’ and was carrying a pack of Viscount cigarettes and a lighter in her pocket. RCMP handouts
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he was buried at Mountain View Cemetery under the marker ‘Jane Doe,’ the legal name written on the death certificates of all unidentified females. A shipyard crane operator had first spotted her body floating in the deep waters near what is now Lonsdale Quay on Dec. 12, 1985. The coroner determined the cause of death was drowning and she hadn’t been in the ocean long — 48 hours max. She was never reported missing and her identity has remained a mystery for nearly 30 years. Was it foul play? Or was it an accidental death? In an attempt to solve this baffling decades-old file, North Van Mounties are trying an innovative approach: creating a first-person narrative from the grave to tell the facts of the case. “Over the years there’s been variations of [the information] we put out today and I think it’s now just a different approach, worded in the first person. It gets people’s attention,” says RCMP spokesman Cpl. Richard De Jong. The press release begins: “On December 12th 1985, around 10 a.m. I was pulled out of the frigid waters of the Burrard Inlet, and brought to the shores of North Vancouver. I am grateful for the crane operator at the the Burrard Dry Docks who was the first to notice me floating in the water.” North Van RCMP Const. Mary-Louise Zadravetz, who is investigating the case along with Cpl. Sue Tupper, came up with the idea to use the victim’s voice to narrate. “Hopefully it will get people’s attention just by virtue of this woman speaking to the
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