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New Argyle school mulled School district exploring funding options to replace aging school


rable structure failure in the event of earthquake. Those findings were released last fall, after a two-year study conducted by the Association of Professional Engineers and Geoscientists of B.C. and the University of B.C.’s civil engineering department. According to Lewis, the seismic upgrade repairs would strengthen the existing walls, floors and roof of the Argyle building, but not include modernization of the heating, ventilation and electrical systems. The school district is currently finalizing a report that will outline the scope of the Argyle replacement project in greater detail. Tentative plans call for the new school to be built on the gravel field downslope from the main building. “The advantage of this is that is does not require temporary accommodations in a portable city,” said Lewis. The next step involves the province reviewing the North Vancouver school board’s formal

he North Vancouver School District is looking to fund a portion of the replacement cost for a new Argyle school through the sale of two surplus schools — Keith Lynn Alternate secondary and Monterey elementary. In May 2012 the Ministry of Education approved Argyle, along with 13 other schools in the province, for seismic upgrade funding. The current cost estimate to bring Argyle up to earthquake code, based on a soon-to-be-completed structural engineering report, is $30.9 million. “For an extra $14 million we would prefer that we have a new school,” NVSD superintendent John Lewis told The Outlook on Monday. That preliminary cost estimate is from a NVSD project identification report for a replacement school. Portions of the Argyle building — built using unreinforced concrete blocks in the 1960s — have been identified as having a “High-1” risk, meaning there would be widespread and irrepa-

request to convert the Argyle seismic upgrade project into a full replacement project, with a decision expected this fall. Lewis said the property values of Keith Lynn and Monterey schools might be sufficient to fund the $14 million funding gap for the proposed project. “The two properties in combination are expected to be close to the total amount for a new school,” said Lewis. The school board will also examine surplus properties such as Plymouth elementary where a long-term lease could be applied and the revenue used to fund the Argyle project. If all goes according to plan, a new Argyle school would open its doors during the 20162017 school year. “I think it’s really quite essential for us to provide educational opportunities in an environment that is attractive and engages students in a much more inviting setting,” said Lewis. -Maria Spitale-Leisk

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Local animation school delivers one-of-a-kind instruction North Vancouver’s Think Tank Training Centre gives students the tools to succeed in highly competitive industry SHARRON HO CONtRibutOR


boutique computer animation school in North Vancouver is providing industry standard instruction found nowhere else in the world. Think Tank Training Centre has been training its students on Mari, the texturing computer program that was designed for the mega blockbuster Avatar. “We’ve been teaching [it] since 2010, and it’s the industry standard. Nobody else in the world is teaching it yet, except us,” said Scott Thompson, Think Tank founder. “Most students don’t know the difference, but the students that are here do know the difference, and the industry knows the difference. They come and target us because of that reason. They know we’re the only ones that can train a Mari artist.” With the ever-changing business of design, Thompson said Think Tank upgrades its curriculum every semester to stay on top of the trends. “You can’t sit on your laurels in this business, it’s always changing,” he said. Think Tank also provides the entire gamut of training required to work in the different industries, including: visual effects for feature films; animation and effects for video games; environmental and character modelling; television animation; and texturing and lighting. The school also boasts small class sizes — 12 students per class — and instruction from professionals currently working in the field. With half of their students coming from around the world, the school has gained a strong reputation in countries like Brazil, India and Mexico thanks to testimonials from alumni. “I think one of the things that really sets us apart is we love students to stay indefinitely for no extra

charge,” Thompson said. “So once they finish their program, most students stay an additional four to six months and we continue to train them for free until they get a job.” He said the school is invested in their students and aims to propel them towards success. “I once drove two students to Seattle [for job interviews] and the school paid for it. We put them up in a hotel and paid for their meals, and all that. I call that tuition rebates,” Thompson said. Having the largest film effects industry in the world, Vancouver is highly saturated with schools that specialize in computer animation. Although Think Tank only opened in 2005, enrolment has been full since 2006 — and usually a year in advance. Due to the growing popularity of the school from word of mouth, Thompson said competition for the 36 spots that open up every year is steep. And while the school has a high job placement rate, Thompson said students are told up front about the highly competitive nature of the industry. “There’s a million people out there that want to be in this business and unfortunately only about five per cent of them have any hope.” At the moment, Think Tank is in the midst of building a new lab with a crashed-plane-in-a-jungle theme to complement the school’s current “over the top” décor which is designed to foster creativity. Thompson added while there are no set plans to expand, there may be a possibility of Think Tank going Down Under in the future. “I mean we might at some stage… build another school in another city,” he said. “One city we talked about the possibility of going to is Sydney, Australia because they do have enough industry to support us and enough job placement.” For more information, visit

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Taking baby steps towards school The West Vancouver School District is introducing a gradual entry kindergarten program this September MARIA SPITALE-LEISK S TA f f R e p o RT e R


repidation and maybe a few tears are to be expected on the first-ever day of school — and that’s just the parents. Imagine how a four- or five-year-old feels being thrust into a new environment where there are strangers and structured days. This anxiety is palpable among school administrators who see this scenario play out every September: parents milling about the doorway of the classroom, making sure their child is adjusting well. With that in mind, the West Vancouver School District is rolling out a new, gradual entry approach to kindergarten this September. The first-time students will begin classes on Sept. 4, one day later than the rest of their elementary school counterparts. “We want to give the little ones and their parents an opportunity to come when that initial buzz has somewhat started to settle,” said Sandra-Lynn Shortall, the principal of early learning for the WVSD. There will be a relaxed format for the first four days: the kindergarten students will be split into two smaller groups and attend school for shorter periods of time. “We break it up into smaller individual groups so teachers can have that gift of one-on-one time with the students,” explained Shortall. Some early learning research shows that gradual entry for kindergarten can improve student learning, self-regulation and enhance social-emotional development over the long run. The program is also designed to incorporate parent involvement. “Parents are their kids’ first teachers, and so because of that it’s critically important to welcome them into the learning environment,” said Shortall. Perhaps most importantly, the gradual entry model mitigates separation anxiety, which is comforting for Shortall, whose own daughter starts kindergarten next year. “[Separation is] part of natural human development.

STArTIng SchooL - At Hollyburn StrongStart Centre, West Vancouver School District principal of early learning Sandra-Lynn Shortall, school board trustee Reema Faris, school board chair Cindy Dekker, and teacher Kelly Botz engage with preschoolers who will be starting kindergarten this September. Submitted photo Gradual entry provides a space for that buffer zone if it’s not happening naturally,” said Shortall. Gradual entry kindergarten is not a new concept, with the program already well established in the North Vancouver School District. In another effort to help students become acclimatized to a new school, the WVSD hosts a Welcome to Kindergarten program every spring. Shortall believes the school district is recognizing the notion of school readiness is changing. “Rather than asking, ‘Is the child ready for school’, we are asking, ‘Is the school ready for the child,’” said Shortall.

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ach year, going back to school means going back to something a little different. The classrooms and hallways are still the same but increasingly, teachers, students and parents are teaching, learning and socializing online — and that is opening new spaces for students to navigate. A full 95 per cent of high school students are now online, according to a study by Pew Internet and of those, three quarters are mobile internet users. It’s been that way for several years now. And that has fooled us into thinking our children are the so-called digital natives, but they are not. Children are very good at figuring out how to make a device, an app or a platform like Facebook work, but not so good at figuring out what to do with them, at least not in school. So, just as they needed to be guided towards putting paper and pencil to good use, students need to be guided towards the same with digital tools and digital spaces. That means parents and teachers alike need to be actively preparing students work safely, responsibly and effectively online. What does that look like? The best schools are developing programs for digital literacy and digital citizenship. And they’re doing this collaboratively with all stakeholders — students, teachers and parents. The web blurs the boundaries between school and home so we need to engage the whole school community in building policy and practice. Here are the questions a school community needs to be asking itself: n Where do these conversations take place, and when and with whom? We need to feel that our conversations are worthwhile and that our decisions will be acted upon; n How do we plan to develop the two digital literacies — controlling our attention in the face of ever-growing distraction and how to search for and qualify information; n How do we plan to develop digital citizenship? This involves participating responsibly in online spaces while being aware of the impact of our digital footprints; learning how to collaborate online to achieve more than we can alone; understanding networks, how we shape them and how they shape our behaviour; n What policies and practices do we have in place or need to build so that our children at whatever age can work safely online while still taking advantage of all the web has to offer? —Brad Ovenell-Carter is director of educational technology at Mulgrave School in West Vancouver


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Celebrating B.C. Pinot Noir I was going to start off this week’s column by saying “I’ve been thinking about Pinot Noir a lot lately,” but then realized I’m pretty much always thinking of the grape. I don’t know if I could call it my favourite wine grape (that would be like asking a parent to name their favourite child), but I probably do end up gravitating towards Pinots more than any other types of wine. For me, it’s their often-lightweight elegance, the breadth of flavours from truffles and cherries to a variety of spice, and their “Princess and the Pea”-like ability to express the subtlest mineral notes from the soil. On top of all that, the level of alcohol in Pinots is often less than that of your Cabernets and Syrahs, keeping things nice and civilized.

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It probably goes without saying then, that I was elated to receive a note from JAK Meyer of Meyer Family Vineyards in Okanagan Falls asking if I’d be willing to sit on a panel at his winery’s “BC Pinot Noir Celebration and Salmon Bake” on September 1st. With a dozen local wineries on the roster, myself and a host of other wine folks will be discussing the ins and outs of the noble grape, from its Burgundian origins to the wide variety of styles we produce here at home.

For me, the first winery I think of when I’m looking to British Columbian Pinot Noir is Blue Mountain, who have been knocking it out of the park with the grape for over 20 years. Not only that, the Mavety family has been farming their land since 1971 and have consistently delivered lovely, balanced versions with Old World flair, loaded with truffles, plums and a host of baking spices in both of their $30 ‘Classic’ and $45 ‘Reserve’ versions. Over on Vancouver Island, I’ve always been impressed with Andy Johnston’s $26 version from estate-grown grapes in the Cowichan Valley at Averill Creek. Though ripening reds properly can be a challenge around those parts, he utilizes techniques like tenting the vines in early spring to usher in a little more warmth than would naturally be kicking around that time of year, allowing a slightly longer season. Perfumed bing cherries and soft, silky tannins are consistent hallmarks of his style.

Of course, winemaker Chris Carson at Meyer Family Vineyards is certainly no slouch, delivering a quite solid $25 version from grapes sourced around the Okanagan, and single-estate bottlings if you want to dig deeper into your pockets. There are so many more, and I have so little space! I haven’t even gotten into the Quail’s Gate’s stunning ‘Stewart Family Reserve’ ($45), which I find often has the slightest hint of chocolate to it, or David Paterson’s buoyant, floral take on Pinot up at Tantalus in Kelowna ($30). You’ve been meaning to get up to the Okanagan soon anyway, right? Come join the Pinot conversation on Sept. 1 at Meyer Family Vineyards. The whole kit and kaboodle is $125 and sure to be an awesome time. Head on over to for more info. As always, if you’re having trouble tracking something down, find me via or Tweet me @KurtisKolt

One of my favourite things about Pinot Noirs is that they disprove many assumptions regarding any sort of necessity for concrete food and wine pairing rules. The whole ‘red-wine-withmeat/white-wine-with-fish’ thing essentially gets thrown out the window. Sure, there are some lovely whites that’ll hit salmon just fine. In fact, the rest of the Pinot family, whether Pinot Blancs full of green apple and citrus or a Pinot Gris with its peaches, apricots and clean minerality, are wines that will certainly brighten up most salmon dishes. All said though, my money’s generally on Pinot Noir all the way. Especially if I’m tucking into a pasta, my instincts are usually towards red as well and you don’t even need to make things heavy to make these lighter reds work. Grab some PC Black Label Rigatoni, some Sockeye Salmon Fillets, add a little white wine, butter, some salt and pepper and perhaps a few wisps of fresh dill; that should be all you need. Do make sure there’s just the smallest hint of a chill on your Pinot as well; it’ll keep the wine fresh and pure throughout your meal. In more of a hurry and don’t want something quite so hearty? I took note recently that the Wolfgang Puck Organic Creamy Butternut Squash Soup dovetails wonderfully with Pinots, too! Something about the truffle and mushroom-y elements of the grape just add to the velvety texture and add a little bit of flavour depth to things. Food and wine pairing needn’t be fussy at all; sometimes a can opener is all you need!

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en years of success hasn’t stopped a local dance and performance arts studio from operating based on community-centred values. Husband and wife duo, Ian Widgery, 39, and Miranda Widgery-Webber, 32, created Perform Art Studios in 2003 after working abroad in England and Hong Kong for several years. Widgery has over 20 years of experience working as a successful music producer and Widgery-Webber is a Royal Academy of Dance registered teacher with 15 years experience in the industry. “We really wanted to bring our experiences to North Shore families,” Widgery-Webber said. “We really wanted to bring in more of a family atmosphere, focus on the quality dance training and bring the class sizes down significantly.” The school touts a philosophy of small class sizes, personal attention and quality training — all of which has paid off. The original studio on Lower Lonsdale has doubled in size over the years and continued success has sprouted studios on Bowen Island and in Edgemont Village. When students arrive at Perform Art Studios at an early age, they are welcomed with a family setting, where they feel comfortable enough to wave goodbye to mom at the door. Quality instruction executed in a positive environment leads to the growth of well-rounded, skillful dancers who understand artistic expression, says Widgery-Webber, noting that class sizes rarely exceed 12 students. “What we want them to understand and for the parents to see is that they’re actually learn-

ing something — that they’re really learning dance,” Widgery-Webber said. “Not just the steps, but also the culture of it.” After seeing countless nimble feet prance through their halls, Perform Art Studios now has a student base that is generational -- bringing even more credence to their reputation as a family-oriented business. “I’m quite enjoying that because some students have gone off and graduated and they’ve started having kids themselves… and [it’s] all coming full circle,” Widgery said. The studio offers ballet programming that follows the prestigious Royal Academy of Dance ballet syllabus along with jazz, contemporary, lyrical, tap, hip hop and musical theatre classes. There is programming for dancers aged three to 18. Students can be seen performing at annual community events in North Vancouver and Bowen Island. More serious students who successfully audition for the school’s professional dance company, Dancers in Company, can expect to perform tours on the international stage. The company’s in-house non-profit, Dancers in Company Society, has also offered $70,000 in bursaries to students from all walks of life and varying skill levels. Perform Art Studios is ushering in their 10-year anniversary with monthly events and a special performance for its year-end recital. “It’s a bit top secret, but we’re doing a very big special piece to mark 10 years,” Widgery said. For more information, go to

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And starting this year, afternoon blocks have been aligned, allowing students from all three high school schools — West Vancouver, Rockridge and Sentinel — to participate in the academies. Sentinel soccer academy student Larissa Black said the program allows her to play the sport she is most passionate about every day. “My goals are to see a real improvement on the field and to improve my leadership skills and coaching ability,” said Black. Nelson’s ultimate goal is to see these students pay it forward. “I hope they say, ‘Man, I got to play tennis or soccer every afternoon at school and now I give back to the community,’” said Nelson.


ew this fall, the District Honour Choir is another program of choice the WVSD is hoping will hit a high note with students. Choir director Suzanne Fulton pitched the idea earlier this year, in an effort to recreate the thriving choral community she grew up in. “Kamloops, for such a small town comparatively, 7.3125” 10” had such aXrich music scene,” said Fulton. “My goal

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auditioned to be part of the choir were accepted. There was enough interest for Fulton to form a coed and a women’s choir. “It was like finding diamonds in the rough,” said Fulton of the audition process. The course, which will run on Wednesday evenings at West Van secondary, is worth four fine arts credits a year, allowing students to earn additional credits towards graduation before they hit their senior years of high school. “These are students who are passionate about singing and want to make music at a high level,” explained Fulton. There will be visits from guest clinicians as well as opportunities for the honour choirs to attend festivals. The choir is a good fit for West Vancouver secondary student Larissa Schemmann who says she learned to sing before she could talk. “I actually plan to pursue a career in fine arts or performing arts because I also dance as well. This [choir] will be an opportunity for me to make new friends and get involved with the school,” said Schemmann.

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n North Vancouver, meanwhile, apprenticeship training and work experience programs offer real-world opportunities for students who declare their career path early. “More and more students are engaged in the trades,” said North Vancouver School District assistant superintendent Mark Jefferson. In the case of one student, he was able to start his industrial electrician training through the ACE IT (Accelerated Credit Enrolment in Industry Training) program — which gives students an opportunity to earn dual credit while attending secondary school. The student began working as a journeyman for the NVSD before he graduated high school and managed to shave off two years of post-secondary training. Between 700 to 800 students are enrolled in “enhanced programs” in the NVSD. And there’s an educational smorgasbord to choose from: a digital media academy, a culinary program, sports academies, as well as Advanced Placement and International Baccalaureate programs — to name five specialized areas of study in the NVSD. The Distributed Learning program allows students to tap into NVSD courses online from anywhere in the world. It offers students, who can’t commit to classroom learning full-time, an alternate pathway to high school graduation. Jefferson gave an example of one student, a model who travels internationally, that benefits from the distributed learning program. Wherever possible, said Jefferson, the school district looks at bringing in diverse learning opportunities. “If there is an interest in the program, if it’s compliant with Ministry of Education requirements and if it’s sustainable financially — we will pursue it,” said Jefferson. The NVSD, looking to expand its enhanced program offerings at the elementary school level, recently announced Queen Mary elementary is a candidate school for the International Baccalaureate (IB) Primary Years Programme (PYP). Queen Mary principal Bill Reid said the school is looking to draw on the success of the Capilano elementary IB program. Capilano, the only North Vancouver elementary school with full IB accreditation, has doubled its enrolment numbers since starting the program in 2008. As Queen Mary works towards IB authorization, beginning in September, staff will write and teach four IB units of inquiry. “Parents are looking for a program that embraces 21st century learning, and IB is a very progressive, student-centered and inquiry-based approach to learning that develops the skills that many feel are critical to growth and success today,” said Reid.

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Online traffic congestion map for Lower Mainland taps cellphone signals


new online traffic map for the Lower Mainland has been unveiled that anonymously tracks cellphone signals to calculate and display congestion levels in real time. According to the transportation ministry, personal data from cellphones is removed before being incorporated in the map’s data system, but privacy advocates have expressed concern. The map is on the and drivebc. ca websites. It was developed by TransLink and the $1.2

million cost was shared by the federal and provincial governments. Major arteries are colour coded, with red indicating very slow traffic and green showing it’s moving smoothly. It’s also expected to help various agencies study traffic flows in Metro Vancouver. The map covers Highway 1 from Horseshoe Bay to Chilliwack, Highway 99 from the Peace Arch to Whistler, as well as all other numbered highways and major commuter routes in the region. -Jeff Nagel


Moore blasts back at telcos Federal Industry Minister James Moore (at left) has fired back at Canada’s big three telecom firms in response to their campaign against the potential entry of U.S. mobile phone carrier Verizon. Incumbent phone companies Bell Canada, Telus and Rogers have taken to the airwaves with ads objecting to Verizon’s ability to use existing infrastructure without having to build its own network if the U.S. giant buys up one of Canada’s two smaller wireless firms that are up for sale. They also have a website,, that contends Verizon would threaten Canadian jobs and potentially the privacy and security of cellphone users. Their spokesman accused the Tories of scoring populist political points by tempting a “misinformed” public with the lure of lower prices through more competition. Moore said the companies’ claims are filled with assumptions and misinformation about the federal government’s intent in allowing a new foreign wireless competitor. “I think Canadians know very well what is at stake and they know dishonest attempts to skew debates via misleading campaigns when they see them,” Moore said in a letter on his website. “Our responsibility is toward a broader public interest, and we are serving Canadians with our policy approach.” The federal Conservatives launched their own website last Friday to counter the telcos – It underscores the high prices Canadians pay compared to other countries and argues Canada’s big three carriers won’t be forced out by Verizon because they own 85 per cent of the wireless spectrum.

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Anti-coal campaigners opposed to a new coal-handling terminal in Surrey have turned to Powell River in their search for allies. The proposed Fraser Surrey Docks terminal would take coal by rail and then send it by barge to Texada Island, just a few kilometres offshore of Powell River on the Sunshine Coast. Up to eight million tonnes of coal a year could be barged there and stockpiled for transfer to oceangoing ships. Activist Paula Williams said the potential 20-fold increase from the existing coal shipments out of Texada could bring “serious health implications” for Powell River residents and potential marine environment damage. Port Metro Vancouver has not yet ruled on whether the new terminal can be built, but it has been opposed by Metro Vancouver, several local cities and faces demands from medical health officers for a health impact assessment.

Herbicide use okayed in tidal zones

The province will spray herbicides for the first time to control cordgrass, an invasive weed that’s taken root in tidal areas of Boundary Bay and Roberts Bank. The work began Aug. 19 and is limited to infestations on cobble beaches, salt marshes and intertidal mudflats, with follow-up spraying set for September. Environment ministry officials say cordgrass can turn coastal mudflats into large patches or solid stands of dense grass, with severe habitat loss for shorebirds, waterfowl, shellfish and fish while increasing the risk of flooding due to sediment accumulation and altered drainage. Various groups and municipalities are partners with the province in cordgrass control efforts. No submissions opposing the recently approved pesticide use permit were received during a fivemonth public review. More cordgrass infestations along Burrard Inlet in North Vancouver and near Port Moody may be treated in 2014 or 2015.

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The definitive guide to decorating your dorm




ome say the creation of your identity is rooted in childhood, but what about college — that time of new friends and new skills, when choices aren’t vetted by parental supervision, actions have an unbuffered case of cause and effect, and cash-flow issues force you to get creative. Truth be told, only a fraction of the person you knew in high school will emerge four (or five) years later. Naturally, you want your dorm room — the room in which you’ll break ground, hearts and coffee-consumption records — to also evolve and reflect the unique matryoshka-like layers of your personality. Some advice? Resist the ubiquitous poster sales, and decorate sans Kurt Cobain references (unless you were somehow in Seattle in 1992 when Nirvana performed that 10-song set at the Croc) and pictures of Kate Moss (oh, Kate, forever young). Try some affordable Vancouver street art (Ken Foster makes a great start to any art collection), or pick up a paint brush yourself one of those first weekends in September. And instead of a potted plant that will guilt you from the window sill as you realize 24 hours isn’t actually enough time to water it in a day, get a lowmaintenance terrarium, perhaps with a little ceramic person or animal in it for you to talk to on your third day of thesis writing. Finally, if this all looks great but might cost a few too many Queen Elizabeth II’s, blogs such as Apartment Therapy and Poppytalk have amazing DIY hacks on pretty much every decorating project you can dream up, so track down the (much cheaper) components and come up with something even better!

mixed emotions, but you will always remember how awesome it was to get things in your mailbox that weren’t bills. Make sure it’s a regular dose of good news by subscribing to a cool magazine. Try a gorgeous and well-written quarterly like Kinfolk (the “guide for small gatherings”) to get the inspiration flowing; your future parties will thank you. Individual issues are sold at Old Faithful for $18. Subscriptions ($60/year) can be bought at 2 - COFFEE You could get one of those single-serve brewers (if you like creating compressed garbage pucks with every coffee you drink), or you could stick to a technology that hasn’t changed much in 100 years; pick up a stylish French press that will graduate with you into your first apartment and beyond. The concept may have been patented by Italian designer, but we’ve got to go with the Bodum Brazil 8C (made in Denmark by a Swiss company and called a French press). Crossbred European lineage aside the minimalist Bodum is a most durable, attractive and affordable flavour delivery device. And no paper filter means no waste. $20; available at the Bay. 3 - TOOLS Invented by former North Van resident

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And, ladies, while it also comes in pink, THAT was not deemed an “essential” function. For everything else — from hanging pictures to assembling flat packed furniture — this beauty has you covered. $30; Home Hardware. 4 - TIME With wall and desk space at a premium, Finn Magee kills two birds with one design via his Flat Life Clock for Areaware — a poster of a digital alarm clock that is actually a functioning clock. Huzzah! Its cleverness, no matter your grades, will make you look clever by default (just don’t ruin it by admitting the $160 price point); Secret Location. 5 - BAGS Special thanks to Walrus on Cambie for lending us one of their best-selling backpacks — Herschel’s Little America — for the cover photo. The navy blue with leather straps positively reeks of classic mountaineering style, so if you prefer your beauty timeless, this is the beginning and the end of your search. But if you are picking up on the theme of this piece, patterns aren’t going anywhere. Herschel’s Spring/Summer ‘14 booth at the KNOWSHOW was bedecked in backpacks sporting treehouse patterns and fish prints! But that’s SO next year, and this black chevron is available now. continued, PAGE 24

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It’s unfair to give a giant American corporation special treatment. I can tell you personally that this is an incredibly competitive industry. One company does something and the others scramble to beat it. That’s good, fair competition. But now, the Canadian Government is allowing a giant U.S. cellphone company to buy up small Canadian operators that Canadian cellphone companies like mine aren’t allowed to buy. Since we can’t bid, they’ll likely even get a huge discount on the price, effectively at the Canadian taxpayers’ expense. But it gets worse. They get to piggyback on the infrastructure we built — and they didn’t contribute a cent. That’s not good, fair competition. You know, we teach our kids to play fair. That’s about as Canadian as it gets. So why is our government giving a giant U.S. corporation special treatment? That’s not fair. Ottawa needs to close the loopholes.

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Province should review more roadside driving bans: NDP Justice Minister sees no problem after suspension overturned JEFF NAGEL Black PrEss


he NDP’s justice critic is urging the province to overhaul its process for reviewing roadside driving bans imposed on drinking drivers in light of a recent court ruling.

Leonard Krog said the government should proactively offer to re-review other cases if the procedure for weighing challenges turns out to have been incorrect. The B.C. Supreme Court this month quashed one roadside driving ban that had been upheld in the review process, deciding a report setting out guidelines for use of alcohol screening devices was inadmissible. Defence lawyers say the ruling could be grounds for many more roadside prohibitions to be appealed. Krog said the government must be scrupulously fair in how it handles challenges of the penalties, because they take effect immediately and are dispensed at the roadside by police, not a judge. “In our zeal to get drunk drivers off the road, which is something we all share, it doesn’t mean you get to disregard the rights of citizens to fairness in the hearing process,” he said. “It clearly opens up the possibility of many other people asking for judicial reviews.” Government lawyers are still reviewing the implications of the overturned decision. But Justice Minister Suzanne Anton said the ruling appears to be largely procedural and unlikely to threaten the three-year-old legislation underpinning the Immediate Roadside Prohibitions. “When you have a new program, you can expect that people are going to take runs at it,” she said. “But fundamentally, the legislation remains very sound.” Anton said about 1,500 roadside prohibitions are issued each month and just two per cent on average are successfully challenged. Alcohol-related fatalities have plunged 51 per cent since the expanded system of suspensions kicked in nearly three years ago – replacing criminal prosecutions of many impaired drivers – and the government estimates 143 lives have been saved. Anton said the regulations continue to have a powerful effect deterring people from drinking and then driving. “People understand the immediate serious consequences that flow from that.” Drivers who get an Immediate Roadside Prohibition can lose their driving privileges for up to 90 days, have their vehicle impounded and face hefty fines as well as costly installation of an ignition interlock device in their vehicle. Documents recently disclosed under Freedom of Information show drivers who challenge their rulings to the Superintendent of Motor Vehicles aren’t told if the screening device used to test them was later found to be inaccurate. They’re merely told their driving prohibition was deemed invalid, without provision of specific reasons, usually weeks after the vehicle was impounded and the licence suspended. The province pays towing and storage bills of appellants who are successful.

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The documents show 141 TransLink employees collected six-figure salaries in 2012, up nearly 15 per cent from the previous year. CEO Ian Jarvis collected $394,730 in combined salary and bonuses, up three per cent. Pension contributions and other benefits pushed his total compensation to $438,700. His base salary for January 2012 was listed at Jordan $310,000, which TransLink says has not changed since 2011. Three other senior executives – chief operating officer Doug Kelsey, chief financial officer Cathy McLay and executive vice-president Bob Paddon – also earned over $300,000 in overall compensation. Kelsey was second highest with a $280,000 base salary. Bonuses, benefits and pension contributions pushed his compensation total to $377,000 in 2012. Canadian Taxpayers Federation B.C. director Jordan Bateman said TransLink should roll back executive and management salaries as a first step to cut costs and avoid tax hikes for service expansion. “We say not another nickel for TransLink,” he said. “Their leadership has completely lost touch with the people they are supposed to be serving. “This tone-deaf fiscal mismanagement

will come back to haunt them in next year’s TransLink referendum.” Eight TransLink executives were paid bonuses totalling $215,000 in 2012 related to 2011 performance. The incentive pay amounts ranged from a low of $9,300 to a high of $57,350 for Jarvis. Nearly 60 of the employees earning over $100,000 are Transit Police officers, which Bateman calls “overpaid fare checkers” who don’t work on enough serious crimes to justify their expense. TransLink spokesperson Jiana Ling said Transit Police are critical to keeping the transit system safe and have helped reduce crime. “We’re doing our best to reduce cost and be more efficient while maintaining service delivery standards,” Ling said, adding TransLink’s executive compensation structure has been reviewed and Bateman approved by the province. “While we are not a Crown corporation, we operate prudently within government guidelines.” The transportation authority has been through multiple internal and external reviews in recent years in an ongoing search for savings. In the course of that, TransLink has slashed its upper management ranks by eliminating a dozen vice-presidents or other senior executives. Auditors, mayors and successive transportation ministers have concluded other expenses offer more potential savings than pay reforms, and that no amount of internal savings will free up the billions of dollars TransLink needs to build new rapid transit lines. TransLink’s total payroll cost last year was $54.8 million.

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Concerts in the Square Series at the Pier offers entertainment for all ages This weekend’s lineup ranges from Toopy and Binoo to the venerable Dal Richards


artoon stars Toopy and Binoo are among the headliners of the Shaw Children’s Festival this Saturday as part of the City of North Van’s Concerts in the Square Series. The family event runs from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at Shipbuilders’ Square at the foot of Lonsdale. A limited number of free passes to meet Toopy and Bino will be released one hour prior to each appearance, which are scheduled for 11:30 a.m., 1:30 p.m. and 3:30 p.m. Along with balloon-making, puppets, bouncy castles and more kid-friendly fun, there will be lots of entertainment on the live stage, including, Music with Marnie, The Lions Gate Sinfonia Brass Quintet and The Rockin’ Robin Show.

If cartoon characters and face-painting aren’t your thing, on Aug. 25 the annual Seniors Strawberry Tea, put on by Pacific Arbour Retirement Communities, takes place from noon to 4 p.m. at Shipbuilders’ Square. Enjoy tea, strawberry shortcake and refreshments while listening to the Dal Richards Orchestra, Langley Ukulele Ensemble and Pals Chorus. Admission is free and complimentary strawberry shortcake and refreshments available to seniors (60 and over). The City of North Vancouver’s Concerts in the Square series takes place at Shipbuilders’ Square, located at 15 Wallace Mews near the Lonsdale Quay. -The Outlook

BC Libs out-spent NDP on way to provincial election victory Two main parties spent just over $4 million during campaign period JEFF NAGEL BLaCk PrESS


he BC Liberals spent $11.75 million this year on their way to a come-frombehind provincial election victory. The governing party, which listed $8.5 million in donations, out-spent the NDP, which listed spending of $9.4 million and received $9.7 million. The disclosures released by Elections BC Monday include amounts spent before the formal 60-day campaign period when specific limits apply. The Liberals spent more in advance of the May 15 election. Within the 60-day campaign itself, the Liberals spent nearly $4.3 million to the NDP’s $4.1 million. Corporate contributors gave $5 million in donations to the Liberals, followed by individuals at $2.4 million, unincorporated businesses at $420,000 and $385,000 from other sources. NDP got nearly $2.6 million from individuals, $2.5 million from trade unions and $2.1 million from corporations. The Green Party of B.C., which won its historic first seat in Oak Bay-Gordon Head, did so on spending of just $180,000. The Green Party spent more than the B.C. Conservative Party, which listed $155,000 in expenses. The central party expenses don’t count the additional spending at the local level by individual candidates or constituency associations. Organizations that filed expense reports as election advertising sponsors ranged from large groups like the B.C. Teachers Federation and the Mining Association of B.C. to tiny ones like Kamloops Moms for Clean Air and Denman Opposes Coal. The bulk of sponsors were teachers unions, other labour organizations, or environmental groups.

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ondon Drugs rolled out its Fall beauty products earlier this month with a full-throttle media event that impressed even the most jaded journalists in attendance. A London Air helicopter whisked guests from the downtown heliport, over the inlet, and to a spacious hangar at YVR that had been decked out in red carpet style for the occasion. While the bottomless libations, swanky décor and proximity to shiny aircraft certainly wowed the media crowd, the real stars of the party were the top-notch cosmetic and beauty products set to touch down in London Drugs locations this Fall. Suppliers from as far away as Italy (including Babila and Tatiana from Milan’s Layla Cosmetics) were on hand to preview their new lines and dish on product innovations. Here are a few of our top picks:

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It was another year of full steam ahead for incentive bonuses handed out to BC Ferries executives. Boaz Joseph photo


Ongoing bonuses at BC Ferries send ‘wrong message’ Incentive pay for brass rose when extra subsidy created surplus JEFF NAGEL BlaCk PrEss


espite rising fares and looming service cuts, top executives at BC Ferries still collected big performance bonuses this year. President and CEO Michael Corrigan got a $64,421 “incentive payment” on top of a base salary that was up eight per cent to $364,000 for a total of $563,000 in overall remuneration – the maximum allowed after a cap on payouts was put in place last year. BC Ferries’ executive compensation disclosure says Corrigan’s bonus reflects his “exemplary leadership” that was borne out by the corporation beating its financial target for the 2012-13 fiscal year. Chief financial officer Robert Clark got more than $133,000 in incentive pay and executive vice-president Glen Schwartz got an extra $127,000 based on performance. Both of their bonuses were almost twice as high as a year earlier and the two collected close to $500,000 overall. None of the payouts are anywhere near as high as the more than $1 million that former CEO David Hahn received in some past years until he left the corporation and the government eliminated additional long-term bonuses and imposed the compensation cap. Managers were eligible for their full incentive pay this year because of the $15-million surplus BC Ferries posted for last year. In the previous two years, they got only half as much incentive pay because the corporation missed its financial targets. But NDP critic Nicholas Simons said the new surplus is a fiction because of the $21.5

million in additional subsidies the province injected. “The only reason they got their full bonuses was because the government provided that increased service fee,” Simons said. Transportation Minister Todd Stone wasn’t available for an interview but issued a statement saying the executive payouts send the “wrong message” at a time when BC Ferries is struggling to reduce its expenses. He said he will speak to the BC Ferries board to outline the province’s expectations for all executives at Crown corporations. “While BC Ferries isn’t a Crown corporation, they do receive provincial government funding and we would expect them to follow suit,” Stone said. “Government is tightening its belt, along with many British Columbians, and I believe that BC Ferries should take the same approach.” Simons, however, said the BC Liberals have had plenty of time to act. “Four ministers in a row have been saying how disappointed or disturbed or shocked they are when they see this exorbitant compensation,” Simons said. “The reality is they’ve done nothing about it.” The Powell-River Sunshine Coast MLA said his constituents are apoplectic because they’re ferry-dependent and have seen fares rise on average 75 per cent over the last 10 years. BC Ferries has reduced its executive by almost half and cut their overall salaries by more than 50 per cent, Stone noted.

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3) 2004 Ford F-150 S/N:1FTPW145X4KC82845 R/O:Roberto Picchi indebted $12153.

Also; Spectacular 3 Acre Parcel at $390,000

4) 2007 Dodge Nitro S/N:1D8GU58K87W589636 R/O:Guy Peers indebted $10735.

1-250-558-7888 ~ FINANCING AVAILABLE ~


DreamTeam Auto Financing “0� Down, Bankruptcy OK Cash Back ! 15 min Approvals

5) 1988 Honda Prelude S/N:JHMBA4242JC802576 R/O:Michael Ewart indebted $5073.

P/B blue males Ready to go. 1st shots & tails/dew claws done. ULTIMATE FAMILY GUARDIAN $1000 604-308-5665

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WANTED: Will give home to free cats or pregnant mothers. Call (604)795-3398

THINKING of Selling your Home? Current value available for FREE

7) 1980 Dodge Motorhome S/N:B25JEAK135590 R/O:Debbie Storjeoff indebted $8643.



8) 2005 Double A trailer S/N:3VWSE29M9YM186137 R/O:Digger Dick’s indebted $19747.


1-800-961-7022 DL# 7557


HEALTH CARE ASSISTANT Our HCA program is for students with

Day of sale is August 29, 2013. All inquiries to (604)830-2394

to work with a team of health care professionals to identify and address the unique needs of each unique client. Career Opportunities: Community Health Worker O Care Aide Home Support O Acute & Complex Care


6) 2003 Hyundai Tiburon S/N:KMHHN65D73U055038 R/O:Jungwho Kim indebted $19140.

9) 1995 Ford Mustang S/N:1FALP4443SF235298 R/O:Keith Floyd Stone indebted $1892.

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Notice is hereby given that creditors and others having claims against the Estate of David Alvin Yampolsky, also known as David A. Yampolsky and David Yampolsky, Deceased, late of #408 - 120 East 4th Street, North Vancouver, British Columbia, are hereby required to send particulars of their claims to the Administrator at the following address: c/o McQuarrie Hunter LLP, Barristers & Solicitors Attention: ALLISON M. CATHERWOOD #1500 - 13450 102nd Avenue Surrey, B.C. V3T 5X3 before the 13th day of September, 2013, after which date the Executrix will distribute the said estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard only to claims of which the Executrix then has notice.

By virtue of a Warehouseman’s Lien on behalf of PAYLESS AUTO TOWING LTD, we will dispose of the following vehicles to recover towing and storage owing plus any additional costs of storage, seizure and sale:

FROM $140,000

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1988 ITASCA 37’ M/H. 454 engine. 40,000 miles. All running gear in exc cond. Attractively remodeled interior. 2 extra batteries installed. New tires. $8,400. (604)744-1741

32 Thursday, August 22, 2013

LIVE ON North Vancouver’s largest park, Heywood on the Park is perfect for the outdoor enthusiast—bike or run through the forested trails, or take a relaxing stroll after work. At Heywood on the Park enjoy quick access to transit and shopping amenities while immersing yourself in nature at your back door.



This is not an offering for sale as such an offer can only be made when accompanied by a disclosure statement. E.&O.E.

Outlook North Vancouver, August 22, 2013  
Outlook North Vancouver, August 22, 2013  

August 22, 2013 edition of the Outlook North Vancouver