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brass propeller linked to Prohibitionera gangster Al Capone is on the run, again. For the second time in as many years the 300-pound nautical treasure has been stolen from the gated yard of an office in Horseshoe Bay.

It appears thieves used a dolly to get away with the propeller, according to its owner Joe Spears, a maritime lawyer and consultant. Spears noticed the prized prop was missing when he arrived at the office he shares with lawyer Jay Straith in the 6400-block of Bay Street last Thursday (Nov. 28). A yellow dolly had been left behind in the yard area where the propeller was displayed, a spot not easily visible to passers-by. It’s unclear how the propeller was transported away. “It weighs close to four hundred pounds,” says Spears. Spears received the propeller as a gift after

helping coordinate a pollution response and salvage of the ship it was attached to, the Texada — a 112-foot boat with a colourful history dating back to 1930s when it was apparently used by Al Capone to smuggle booze. In the years that followed it had several incarnations, including as a police boat in B.C. The Texada’s final shipment was diesel fuel. In 2000 it ran aground in a crossing near Prince Rupert, prompting the recovery project led by Spears. “It’s frustrating because [the propeller] symbolizes a lot of people working together,” he says. continued, PAGE 35


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fter seeing plans for a “dynamic” new William Griffin centre, North Vancouver City council has decided to resurrect the discussion for a major redevelopment of the Harry Jerome rec centre. Coun. Rod Clark put forward a motion to council on Monday that calls for the city to break ground on the Harry Jerome project by the time the grand opening ribbon is being cut for the new William Griffin centre in 2016. In the fall of 2012, three redesign options for the Harry Jerome rec centre were put to public vote. The preferred choice called for a new seniors’ centre, a revamped ice rink, a pedestrian bridge over East 23rd Street containing administration offices, new gymnasiums and a 25-metre pool beside a reconfigured Norseman Field. To help cover the $70-million cost, the plan also included two 18-storey condo towers and one five-storey midrise. However, talks of refurbishing the Lonsdale Avenue rec centre were tabled in February after council decided to overhaul its density bonusing policy first. Clark, who sits at the North Vancouver Recreation Commission table as a city council representative, has reopened the discussion ahead of a staff report on the Harry Jerome site that’s expected to come before council early in the new year. He figures once William Griffin is rebuilt, Karen Magnussen and Ron Andrews rec centres will be next in line for a facelift. “And so Harry Jerome has to be in the mix somewhere, and I’m suggesting it should be the next project up,” said Clark. In describing the plans for the $49-million redevelop-

ment of William Griffin — a 90,000-square-foot, three-level glass structure boasting a 25-metre pool, a leisure pool, whirlpool, sauna and steam room, fitness areas, racquet courts, community space and administration offices — Clark called it a well-thought-out, dynamic facility. “And we need to match that sort of quality, number one building with Harry Jerome,” said Clark. Coun. Don Bell, the other council representative to the NVRC, echoed Clark’s sentiments about ensuring the Harry Jerome redevelopment plans stay on track. “I think that in addition to having this direction to staff… I would like to see the staff provide a reverse timeline with key decision dates,” said Bell. Coun. Guy Heywood said he is happy to support any motion that moves the Harry Jerome project a little further along, but also expressed his discontent with the current configuration. He calls the plans for the administration offices to be housed on a sky bridge above 23rd Street a costly endeavor. Coun. Pam Bookham said it’s going to take a lot of money to match the district in terms of the quality of the Harry Jerome centre. “And we need to recognize that there are a number of advantages that we have when it comes to funding that kind of a facility,” said Bookham, adding it can be achieved through compatible, well-thought-out development. Mayor Darrell Mussatto said the city needs a clearer financial picture upfront because the Harry Jerome project is going to be “extremely, extremely expensive.” “I think we need to be vigilant and do our homework, and to find out what we really need,” said Mussatto. “Are there areas [of Harry Jerome rec centre] that need to be new? Are there areas that need to be reconditioned?” The motion to have council commit to having a shovelready Harry Jerome project in place by the fall of 2016, the projected opening of the William Griffin rec centre, passed unanimously.

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10th Annual Lower Lonsdale Christmas Festival Saturday, December 7 from 4:30pm-8pm at The Shipyards (Foot of Lonsdale) Shipbuilders’ Square sparkles with holiday cheer at this festive outdoor community event. Fun family activities include gingerbread decorating, Christmas crafts and the popular bug lantern building workshop. Don’t miss a visit from Santa, live music and entertainment, lighting of the giant Christmas tree, free horse and carriage rides plus complimentary coffee, hot chocolate and cookies. Bring the whole family! Hosted by the Lower Lonsdale Business Association, in partnership with the City of North Vancouver. Get complete details including the schedule of activities at www.cnv.org

Do You Recycle Your Food Scraps? YOU WON'T BELIEVE HOW MUCH IT'LL REDUCE YOUR GARBAGE! Are you taking advantage of the Green Can program to recycle your food scraps? It’s easy! Collect food scraps in a kitchen container of your choice, empty your kitchen container in your Green Can and place your Green Can curbside on the morning of your collection day. Participating in the Green Can program can reduce your garbage by 40%. That means that when the new bi-weekly garbage collection schedule starts in January, your food scraps will still be collected weekly and you’ll have much less garbage when it’s picked up every other week. Learn more at www.cnv.org/collection

Christmas Crafternoon Sunday, December 8 from 1:30pm-3pm, North Vancouver City Library Learn how to give old, outdated ornaments a shiny new look. All ages and abilities welcome at this fun and free event. Materials will be supplied and you’ll be able to take your creations home with you. More information at www.nvcl.ca

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CHrIsTmas WIsH - Ivy Lawlor, 3, tells Capilano Mall Santa Claus that she wants an elephant for Christmas. Her mom hopes it’s a stuffed elephant, not the real animal. Michaela Garstin photo

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FESTIVE PARTY - Christmas officially arrives in Lower Lonsdale on Dec. 7 with a holiday festival at The Shipyards and the lighting of the North Vancouver City Christmas tree. The family friendly festival will feature roving entertainment from holiday characters set to the sounds of Christmas carolers, a gingerbread decorating station and free horse and carriage rides. Later on, the evening will heat up with a fire juggling show on the main stage in Shipbuilders’ Square. There will also be complimentary hot chocolate and coffee to keep you warm during the festivities.

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Environmental trail assessment needed before any expansion of mountain biking activity

Regular Contributors Catherine Barr, Len Corben, Rob Newell

Editor, I attended the regular meeting of District of North Vancouver council on Monday, Nov. 18 and would have spoken during the public input if I hadn’t felt intimidated by the majority of the audience company being kept in the district chambers. I apologize, but the “no clapping rule” would not have helped me feel more comfortable. I have been a mountain biker for 20 years and much of the riding I have done has been on Mount Fromme and Mount Seymour. About five years ago I stopped riding on those trails because of the difficulty and safety levels and because of what I observed as considerable forest floor damage by erosion.

With the possible exception of Mayor Walton because I know he is a cyclist, have any other DNV council members taken the time to closely investigate or ride the trails on either of these hills? In this day where the environment is seriously challenged on so many fronts and our children’s and grand children’s future in jeopardy, it is my opinion that the activity of mountain biking adds a serious threat to local hillside biodiversities and ecosystems. During Monday night’s regular council meeting it was suggested by Coun. Alan Nixon that the environmental trail assessment review of 2006/7 needs to be revisited and reassessed and I would urge council to

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do that before there is any more expansion of mountain biking activity on the trails. This review/assessment should be done by a completely independent body with absolutely no association to the NSMBA or the DNV. John Sharpe North Vancouver

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1 Taking part in the fabulous food and wine are fabulous food and wine experts Leslie Stowe, left, Darryl Weinbren and Michelle Jankovich. 2 Showing support for the gallery are former West Vancouver mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones and husband Geoff. 3 Supporting the arts are VIPs Gordon Harris, left, Pamela Hart and Mark Ballard. 4 Sitting in the space that bears his name, artist Gordon Smith chats with gala MC and CBC news anchor Gloria Macarenko. 5 Working to make everything perfect are organizer Gail Johnson, left, chef David Hawksworth and Michele Becker. 6 Guest Arabella Campbell dines with West Vancouver architect and visionary Russell Hollingsworth. Cat Calls: Do you have an upcoming event? Email: cbarr@westvancouver.com

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The Outlook got the scoop from local ski hills on what’s new for this season, including an iPhone app and skiing free on your birthday SEYMOUR If you grew up in Vancouver, chances are you learned how to ski on Mount Seymour. “We have the longest running ski and snowboard school out of all the North Shore mountains,” says Mount Seymour Resorts communications coordinator Emmalee Brunt of the program which dates back to the 1950s. Whether it’s your first time on the slopes or you want to take your skills to the next level, Mount Seymour has a myriad of ski and snowboard lessons to choose from. Two years ago, the mountain installed a magic carpet on its beginner slope, creating a more seamless learn-to-ski experience. Imagine a realm where novice, bumbling skiers and snowboarders can simply shuffle up to a “covered snow escalator,” hop on and enjoy the smooth ride to the top. This year, Seymour is making it more affordable for parents to teach their kids how to ski or snowboard by introducing the “Goldie” pass, which gives parents access to the learning area and the magic carpet lift for $25 from Monday to Thursday excluding holidays. Meanwhile, Seymour is throwing in an extra hour of shredding for free by extending the hours of its afternoon lift ticket, which is now valid from 3 p.m. to close and costs $41 for an adult. “A lot of people were showing up early, so we thought: ‘Let’s just add this extra hour on.’ It makes it a better value for our guests,” says Brunt. Seymour earns serious industry cred Seymour recently received some well-deserved industry cred, after being named the second best terrain

park in Western Canada by the SBC Resort Guide Editors’ Choice Awards. “I believe our success is attributed to the feedback we receive from our freestyle riders and skiers and by our dedicated terrain park team, who work hard at constructing creative and progressive terrain parks,” said Mount Seymour’s general manager Eddie Wood in a press release. On Dec. 7 and 8, Seymour is inviting teachers from across the Lower Mainland to explore the mountain for free, including equipment rentals. The intention is that those teachers will encourage students at their respective schools to sign up for a ski or snowboard program. On Dec. 31, ring in the New Year on the slopes of Seymour at a family-friendly First Night event featuring entertainment and a s’mores-making station. Winter babies were born to ski or board, so this year Seymour is offering free lift tickets to people on their birthday when they show valid identification. “It’s just a fun promotion and to give something back to our guests,” says Brunt. Seymour is projected to be open for skiing and boarding at the end of November or the first week of December. “We wait on Mother Nature because we don’t have snow machines,” explains Brunt. Once 85 centimetres of snow accumulates on the mountain, Seymour will officially open for the season. As of Monday, Seymour’s base was sitting at 23 centimetres. However, Brunt and the rest of the Seymour staff have their fingers crossed for a large snowfall that’s in the forecast for later this week. Seymour’s 2013-2014 full-day lift tickets cost $53 (adults), $45 (youth), $39 (senior) and $25 (child). For

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GROUSE Technology is making skiing and boarding easier — and even more fun — this winter at Grouse Mountain. Their new iPhone app launched mid-season last year but now it’s available to download for the mountain’s first snowy days. Features like lift and run statuses, weather alerts and access to the webcam are already popular with this season’s first skiers and snowboarders, said Grouse Mountain’s spokeswoman Jacqueline Blackwell. The app also has run tracking, which allows users to record, map and send their runs to Facebook and Twitter using their phone’s GPS. “Since Grouse Mountain is home to both novice and experienced skiers and snowboarders, we know they will be very excited when we open additional runs in the coming days,” Blackwell told The Outlook on the mountain’s opening day, Nov. 20. “This season we are excited to offer a new camp called Director’s Sundays which gives our avid skiers and snowboarders an opportunity to join our snow school director and top instructors for an early bird, exclusive ski/ride experience.” Winter’s Grouse Grind Compared to skiing or snowboarding, snowshoeing may seem laid back but it’s actually great exercise and is Grouse Mountain’s fastest growing winter activity. Dam Mountain, a pristine loop of three main trails, has clearly marked signs and is good for both beginners and intermediate snowshoers. continued, PAGE 36


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GOOD TIMES - Altitudes Bistro (top), on the top floor of the Grouse Mountain chalet, brings apres-ski to a whole new level. Dive into a mountainous plate of nachos and then sit back with the beverage of your choice and take in the twinkling lights of the Lower Mainland. Cypress Mountain (above) offers the quintessential Canadian experience: a moonlit snowshoe tour through the trees to the historic Hollyburn Lodge for a chocolate or cheese fondue candlelight dinner. Submitted photos

North Shore après-ski After hitting the slopes all day, there’s no better way to unwind than to indulge in some après-ski food and drink. All three North Shore mountains are furnished with a cozy lounge and a bartender that can accommodate your winter libation preference. Will it be an Irish Coffee or a Blueberry Tea?

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Grouse Mountain Altitudes Bistro’s winter menu offerings include appetizers that are great for sharing, such as the Mountain Nachos and Southwest Chicken Flatbread. Create your own drink pairing from Altitudes extensive selection of wine, beer and spirits. Nestled on the top floor of the mountaintop chalet, Altitudes Bistro boasts unparalleled views of the Lower Mainland below. Cypress Mountain The Crazy Raven Bar & Grill in the Cypress Creek Lodge at the base of the slopes is where you can warm up by the fireplace in the winter and cool down on the patio in the spring. There’s Crazy Raven Pale Ale and Cypress Honey Lager by Granville Island Brewing on tap and a menu filled with crowd-pleasing appetizers. Seymour Mountain The Rock Chute Inn and Grill’s ambiance, complete with classic ski and snowboard videos playing on the TVs, offers a nostalgic throwback to 1980s ski culture. Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers has crafted a special vodka for Seymour that will be featured in their bar drinks. Stop in before you hit the slopes for breakfast served until 11 a.m. featuring the usual suspects: waffles, eggs Benedict and sides of bacon.

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B ACK FRI DAY AWARD WINNING - Jurgen Burkhardt of Black Forest Meats holds trophies for his hand-crafted sausages. Rob Newell photo

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or sausage lovers, Christmas has come early. The fourth annual Christmas Market at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre plaza runs until Dec. 24 and here you’ll find more than 50 booths with authentic German hand-crafted goods and speciality food makers, including North Vancouver’s legendary Black Forest Meats and Sausage Ltd. The company was started by Jurgen Burkhardt, a German-born master sausage maker who hails from Black Forest, where he made his first sausages (rabbit and duck) when he was just 11. Burkhardt moved to Canada in the mid-1980s and since then he and his team have become internationally renowned for their sausage and meat products. If you haven’t tried any products made by Black Forest — which are available from his factory store in North Vancouver, his Black Forest Delicatessen at Park Royal South, Whole Foods, Choices and high-end hotels —  you should put some items on your Christmas list. But don’t just take our word for it. Burkhardt recently placed first in the Great Canadian Sausage Making Competition. Out of eight entries he took home three golds, three silver and two bronze medals. He uses only certified organic and all-natural ingredients and makes his sausages according to European purity laws, meaning they only contain meat, spices and water. “I want to be different,” he says of adhering to the old-world standards of sausage-making. This year, along with his award-winning bratwurst, he’s bringing a new item to the Christmas market — pork knuckles, a tasty, traditional taste from Germany. If you decide to visit Burckardt’s factory in North Van (312-316 Harbour Ave., next to Canadian Tire on Main Street) make sure to go around lunchtime so you can try one of the delicious, reasonably priced sandwiches prepared by Kurt Schillinger, the executive chef of Black Forest’s catering division. Can’t decide what to order? A go-to favourite is the warm schnitzel sandwich. “You can’t beat this man’s schnitzel,” a customer recently told us. One of the secrets to the sandwich, explains, Schillinger, is the fact that they use pickles imported from Germany. “They’re not as vinegary.” Along with gifts and specialty treats, the Christmas Market also offers a variety of holiday entertainment, including the Dal Richards Orchestra. The market runs until Dec. 24, from 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. daily at the Queen Elizabeth Theatre Plaza. Admission: Adults $6 (or $3 from Mon.-Fri. from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.); youth $3 (7-12); and children free. For more information visit www.vancouverchristmasmarket.com.


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Local wines with a twist Living here on the West Coast, there are many day-to-day things that I hardly give a second thought to, but then remember that there’s often a certain wackiness to us as perceived by those on the other side of the Rockies. Yup, whether it’s Nardwuar the Human Serviette traipsing around interviewing celebrities, our bike-riding, former organicfarmer mayor, folks practicing yoga on paddleboards in January and so on - we’ve never been afraid to march to our own drummer. It’s with that in mind that I share these three local wines with you this week. A small handful of bottles that aren’t afraid to kurtis@kurtiskolt.com stray from the norm.

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Stag’s Hollow 2011 Tempranillo $29.99 | StagsHollowWinery.com Over 5000 miles away from the grape’s Spanish home in Rioja, the few small Tempranillo plantings in the Okanagan have seen some success; certainly more than many would have anticipated. While the grape thrives at higher altitudes (Rioja has a good 1,000 feet on us), it does like the diurnal temperature variation offered by the Okanagan’s hot days and cool nights. The result in this case offers an abundance of cinnamon-spiked red fruit and a few cracks of fresh clove. Though it spent 15 months in American oak, the wine welcomes that wood without it being too showy. All in all, it’s bright and quite charming. I’m looking forward to see how future bottlings show as their vines mature. Moon Curser 2010 Dead of Night $38 | MoonCurser.com Unless you’re spending a fair amount of time in the Madiran region of France or down in Uruguay, you’re probably not seeing much of the Tannat grape. The hearty, aromatic red grape differs in character dependent on where it’s grown, but you can usually count on a light smokiness and some dark, plummy flavours. Down in Osoyoos, Moon Curser blends the grape with Syrah which rushes in with dark cocoa, black fruit and spice. The result has a good dose of juicy, smoked meat with the smallest fleck of fresh Italian herbs on the finish. If you like local wineries being adventurous variety-wise, Moon Curser should definitely be your go-to. With releases like Touriga Nacional and an upcoming Arneis, I love their fearless approach.

Kurtis Kolt teams up with City Market Just in time for the holidays Outlook wine columnist Kurtis Kolt will be hunting the aisles of Loblaw’s CityMarket in North Vancouver in search of the perfect pairings to go along with his weekly wine picks. Now, let’s get pairing: All of the wines featured in this week’s edition of Tasting Notes are fairly bold with big flavours and structure. Putting any delicate or subtle dishes with them wouldn’t probably do either the food or the wine any justice. Take the Moon Curser 2010 Dead of Night, with its distinct smokiness, meaty flavours and those key herbal notes. A pretty quick and easy pairing would have you grabbing a box of the President’s Choice Black Label Rigatoni and tossing it with the President’s Choice Black Label Puttanesca Pasta Sauce. The juicy, plumier notes of the wine will offer a nice contrast to the saltier aspects of the sauce, the olives, anchovies and so on, while the Italian herbs in there should dovetail quite nicely with the similar components that the Syrah brings. For the other two wines, I’m thinking something that speaks to the carnivore in me. Let’s go big, like Dry-Aged Boneless Rib Steak, and let’s add a good boost of flavour to it. I’m thinking that President’s Choice Black Label Soy & Ginger Marinade will bring plenty to the table. Those peppery, clove-y aspects of the Perseus 2011 ‘Select Lots’ Syrah Malbec will latch onto the steak perfectly, while the juiciness of the Stag’s Hollow 2011 Tempranillo will provide a worthy adversary to the umami notes brought by the soy in the sauce.

Perseus 2011 ‘Select Lots’ Syrah Malbec $28.99 | PerseusWinery.com While a smidge of Malbec can be folded into the red blends of Bordeaux and Syrah has an assortment of natural partners from Viognier to Grenache, it’s not too often you see Syrah and Malbec in tandem. This edition by Perseus will have you wondering why. The Syrah absolutely leaps out of the glass; pink peppercorn, allspice, anise and cardamom a-plenty, while the Malbec carries the back-end with buckets of blackberries, blueberries, dates and a splash of Welch’s grape juice. I like where this new winery’s going.

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ransportation Minister Todd Stone is pledging to review B.C.’s provincial tolling policy that currently blocks tolls on existing roads and bridges, adding he’s concerned about the unfair proliferation of tolled crossings of the Fraser River in Metro Vancouver. Stone isn’t yet saying if he’s ready to support road pricing, which Metro mayors want to pursue to help fund TransLink, or perhaps small tolls on all the region’s bridges – an idea repeatedly voiced by Surrey Mayor Dianne Watts. But any tolling reform would first require the province to alter the policy, which allows tolls to be applied only to new infrastructure, and only when there’s a reasonable free alternative for motorists who don’t want to pay. That proviso has drawn scorn from drivers in Surrey, who now pay to cross the Port Mann Bridge, in addition to the Golden Ears Bridge, and must divert to the aging Pattullo Bridge to avoid paying. “Our tolling policy is over 10 years old,” Stone told Surrey Board of Trade members Thursday, and acknowledged that the Pattullo Bridge and Massey Tunnel could both be replaced with toll bridges as well. “You start looking at the crossings at that point that potentially could have tolls on and to me this then becomes an issue of fairness and equity for the hard-working people of South of the Fraser.” He said the province would face “pretty big questions” about the validity of the policy if both the Pattullo and Massey crossings are also tolled, leaving the Alex Fraser as the only free crossing. Stone also told the business audience he expects to officially open the full 40-kilometre $1.26-billion South Fraser Perimeter Road before Christmas. Stone sidestepped questions on whether light rail or SkyTrain technology should be used to extend rapid transit in Surrey. The minister had no answers on what the referendum question will be or when the vote will take place, except that he hopes to work all that out with the mayors “very soon.” “All of us have an interest in making sure this transit referendum succeeds,” he told the business leaders, adding road congestion costs the region $1.5 billion a year. He said he wants the costs of the referendum minimized, and noted the price tag changes depending on whether or not the plebiscite is conducted with the 2014 municipal elections and whether it’s a conventional vote or a mail-in ballot. Any new funding sources going to referendum must be affordable for voters, Stone added. Many mayors and other observers have said they fear voters will shoot down any higher taxes for TransLink, leaving the region mired in worsening gridlock. But Stone countered that 60 other jurisdictions in North America have held transit improvement votes since 2012 and three quarters of them have approved higher taxes. The key to success, he said, is a very clear compelling vision, a large coalition of supporters, a simple specific question and usually just one funding source. NDP transportation critic Claire Trevena said the referendum strategy is wrong-headed and the government should instead give the mayors’ council the power and responsibility to raise the money TransLink needs. “You don’t go to referendum for every question, you elect representatives to answer them,” Trevena said. “To be turning around to the people every day and saying we’re going to have a referendum on this is American-style politics, it’s not our style of politics.” - Jeff Nagel

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West Van’s Christa Bortignon named world’s top female masters athlete in 2013

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est Vancouver’s Christa Bortignon is fast. In 2013 alone, she broke seven track and field world records in World Masters Athletics (WMA). That put her in some speedy company in Monaco earlier this month. She’d been flown there and put up at a ritzy hotel overlooking the Mediterranean Sea so she could receive her trophy as the WMA’s top female athlete for 2013. The awards event was held in conjunction with IAAF World Athlete of the Year (AOY) ceremonies, so she got to meet and have her picture taken with this year’s winners, runners Usain Bolt and Shelly-Ann Fraser-Pryce of Jamaica. An even bigger thrill came when she got to meet Canadian running royalty — Donovan Bailey, the retired Canadian sprinter who won gold at the 1996 Olympics. She got to speak with Bailey during one of the lunches. “It was amazing,” she says. “He talked to me for quite a while. He was very gracious.” Bortignon had a question for him: When he was going to join the master’s circuit (35 years and older)? “He said, ‘no way,’” she says, laughing. Of course, Bailey’s got some time to think about it. Bortignon didn’t start competing in track and field until she was 72. That was back in 2010 when she began training with Harold Morioka.

Since then, she’s won nearly 300 medals. Bortignon now holds 14 world records in her age group (75-79 years old). Last month, competing at the World Masters Championships in Brazil, she won gold in each of the eight events she participated in. Being named the world’s top female masters athlete is a big honour. Bortignon is the first Canadian woman to win it. (The only other Canadian winner is Earl Fee, who won in 2005.) Bortignon, who turns 77 in January, has no plans to slow down. Already this year, in addition to competing in Brazil, she’s also participated in track events in Italy and Germany. In February she competes in Kamloops and in March it’s off to Budapest, Hungary. But she’s not just competing these days. She’s also doing lots of work away from the track, working as the official records chair for track and jumps for Canadian Masters Athletics, along with doing various work for BC Athletics and volunteering at children’s track events. “When you retire you have to do something,” she jokes. To learn more about becoming a masters athlete (35 or older) go to bcathletics.org -Justin Beddall

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hankfully those of us who fall ill today have a greater chance of recovery than ever before. Survival rates for many types of cancer have improved and new lessinvasive surgical procedures have shortened recovery times and cut the length of hospital stays. For the frail elderly, however, hospitalization can put a serious stress on their already fragile state. Many will experience a decline in ability to function since prolonged bed rest can cause wasting of already weakened muscles. In 2008, Louise Donald’s vibrant 90-yearold mother Dorothy had a fall and was admitted to hospital. She became gradually less responsive and passed away nine days later. According to a 2004 report by the B.C. Ministry of Health, A Profile of Seniors in British Columbia, what Donald’s mother experienced is not uncommon. “In 2001, 10,000 seniors in B.C. were hospitalized because of a fall, and 771 people died either directly or indirectly as a result of a fall.” In the video titled Dorothy’s Story, produced through Vancouver Coastal Health, Louise Donald recounts her mother’s experience so that patients, their families and health-care workers can be more aware of the special needs of the elderly. “I believe that patients and families and volunteers all have to be part of the integrated team,” says Donald.

DORthy’S StORy - A picture of Louise Donald with her mother Dorthy, who passed away after a fall in 2008. Submitted photo Donald points out that the elderly are especially vulnerable to stresses such as continued, PAGE 25

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prolonged periods without eating in case of surgery, changes in medication and changes to their normal routines. To complicate matters, many seniors have hearing and vision problems that can impair their ability to communicate with staff. Add to that, enduring a surgical procedure and anaesthesia puts a strain on the already low physical reserves of an older person. Taken together, all these factors can make recovery a challenge. It’s during this time that family members can be helpful by communicating with staff. One issue that often arises is pain. With adequate pain control, patients are able to move more easily, maintain their muscle strength and take the deep breaths that keep the lungs clear. Family members may ask what kind of pain medication their family members are taking, and how often they may have it. They are also in a good position to note and report any adverse effects of the medication. Another issue that can arise is confusion. Seniors can become disoriented with a change in setting, medication, sleep patterns, and as a result of surgery and anesthesia. This confusion, also called delirium, affects up to 56 percent of older people admitted to hospital and is not the same as dementia. While delirium is usually temporary, it can persist for months and is linked to a decline in health as well as loss of life. Seeing a parent or spouse in a confused state can be alarming. Family members can help by reminding their loved one of the date, time of day and why they are in hospital — information that’s easy to lose track of. Family members can also help by providing comfort measures. These may include a back or foot rub, an opportunity to brush their teeth or a warm face cloth to freshen up with. Patients may appreciate having some of their favourite foods brought in, though it’s

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LOTS 1832 Emily Lane 1824 Emily Lane Bowen Island LIST 975,000 1,149,000 AGENT Dee Elliott Personal Real Estate Corporation 604.612.7798 dee_elliott@yahoo.com www.bowenhomes.ca

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2 properties on Western Bowen Island It’s not easy to find property on Bowen Island – a West Coast paradise only a 20 minute ferry ride from the city. That makes this find a rare opportunity. Not one, but two, waterfront properties on the sunny West side of the island are up for sale. Both properties are located in King Edward Bay Estates. Indeed, they’re both situated on the same road, at 1824 and 1832 Emily Lane, respectively. Prestigious King Edward Bay Estates is already 100 per cent sold, making these properties two of the last remaining opportunities in King Edward Bay. Imagine for a second the soothing lap of waves on a rocky shore, the spectacular glow of a waterfront sunset, the quiet beauty of pristine natural forest, untouched by logging. These empty lots are blank canvases for the buyer looking to build their dream home or establish their ultimate getaway on the island.

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And what exceptional canvases they are, both featuring stunning waterfront views, with sweeping vistas of Collingwood Channel and the Sunshine Coast, dotted with islands – the perfect place to sit back and watch the ocean, from cruise ships to marine life. Belonging to a small strata (one of three within the 40-lot Estates), these properties offer underground services on the lot line. They also boast low strata fees and access to common areas. The strata dictates a minimum dwelling size of 1,200 square feet. Established building envelopes help you to ensure you place your new home on the spot that offers a combination of the best possible privacy and views. Both properties are priced near $1 million, with 1824 going for $1,149,000 and 1832 well under the million mark at $975,000. Contact realtor Dee Elliott, of Macdonald Realty, for any inquiries about the listings, or for a tour of the properties, at 604-612-7798 or at dee_elliott@yahoo.com.

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magine spending the day enjoying the fresh spray of the ocean out on the Salish Sea or Strait of Georgia, then sailing home and tying up your yacht right outside your front door. No tedious drives back and forth to the marina. No hassles. One of only a handful of properties in the entirety of Metro Vancouver with a 50-foot dock, this listing is a rare mainland property that boasts deep-water moorage capable of accommodating yachts up to 100 feet long.

HOME 5770 Eagle Harbour Road West Vancouver LIST 8,995,000 AGENT Jacquie Swaisland 604.202.1000 jacquie.swaisland@gmail.com westvancouverhouses.com

All of this, located in exclusive Eagle Harbour in West Vancouver – the perfect place for the nautically inclined Vancouverite. Socialize at the nearby Eagle Harbour Yacht Club or take a relaxing stroll at Eagle Harbour Beach, within walking distance of your front door. This 3,870 square foot home features two bedrooms, two and a half bathrooms and separate guest accommodations. This property’s 190 feet of waterfront overlook the serene inlet that separates Eagle Harbour from Eagle Harbour Island. Carefully designed to fit into the rocky bluff on the edge of the 21,775 square foot lot, this stunning example of West Coast architecture is sure to impress. When you return home from a day out on the open ocean, enjoy the spacious, airy living area created by the home’s vaulted ceilings. Bask in the glow of the property’s southwesterly exposure. Peruse through the books in your private library before selecting the perfect vintage for the evening out of your own personal wine cellar. Soak in the spectacular waterfront view from your deck then host to impress with a unique circular dining area surrounded by soaring cedar columns. This listing is priced at $8,995,000 Contact realtor Jacquie Swaisland for any inquiries about the listing, or for a tour of the property, at 604-202-1000.


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Zen-inspired Ambleside property takes decks to new level

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he property at 1524 Ottawa Ave. in the fashionable Ambleside neighbourhood of West Vancouver is a testament to West Coast living and design, infused with Japanese influences. A low-maintenance Zen garden-inspired front yard greets you from the street. A geometric stepping stone pathway, lined with beds of river rocks, enhances the contemporary feel of the structure. Designed with clean lines and modern Asian influences, HOME the 3,011 square 1524 Ottawa Avenue foot home has four West Vancouver bedrooms and three bathrooms – all with LIST edge grain fir trim and 2,788,000 windows.

Clear storey roof extensions rise up from the top floor, providing a bright alternative to a traditional skylight and adding to the pagoda-esque feel of the roof. With 1,200 square feet of decks – extending from each of its three floors – this home is for fresh air lovers and sun seekers alike. Not only does its southern exposure provide beautiful light, the upper decks also show off an unobstructed view of Stanley Park and Vancouver’s city skyline beyond. A walk-out basement leads onto a stamped concrete patio, complete with hot tub – sheltered under a contemporary glass and wood structure for year-round use. The bright, airy feel of the kitchen and dining area is enhanced by the cherry-stained wood cabinetry, luxurious granite countertops and island with built-in sink.

For the environmentally conscious home-owner, this property utilizes energy-efficient heating. The main floor features a striking stone fireplace. Wood burning, it has 74 per cent energy efficiency because it utilizes outside air for combustion and possesses a twospeed circulation fan that spreads warmth throughout the house. It also has in-floor radiant hot water heating, with 94 per cent energy efficiency. Situated on a 6,100 square foot lot, this modern Zeninspired residence provides a peaceful and relaxing retreat. It’s priced at $2,788,000. Contact realtor Grant Connell for any inquiries about the listing, or for a tour of the property, at 604-250-5183 or at gconnellrealty@gmail.com.

Natural surroundings meet privacy at Clovelly Walk Are you sick of looking out your window and straight into your neighbour’s house? Do you long for the privacy and wide open spaces afforded by more rural neighbourhoods, but fear trading city life for breathing space will also saddle you with a nasty commute? Put your worries to rest. At 21,395 square feet, the property at 4652 Clovelly Walk features living space the likes of which is rarely seen within city limits Located in beautiful West Vancouver, Clovelly Walk is West Coast living at its best. Free from the clear cutting that swept across Vancouver’s north shore, stepping into Clovelly Walk is like visiting a pristine provincial park – nature at its most natural. HOME Surrounded by towering 4652 Clovelly Walk trees, yet still bright West Vancouver and airy, this property offers privacy without LIST restricting air flow or 2,299,000 blocking sunlight.

With rolling lawns stretching for more than half an acre, this property is a gardener’s paradise. Though it currently boasts low-maintenance landscaping, there’s room for growth. This beautiful 3,366 square foot, three-bedroom, threebathroom home is perfect for families with children, as it pairs ample living space with a sweeping yard big enough for pick-up games of soccer or football and room enough for play. For the homeowner who likes to entertain, the property features a large paving stone patio as well as plenty of dining and living room space. Built in 2000 and renovated since, this home is lovely for the new owner who wants to move in as is. For someone who wants to start fresh and build their ideal home, this property has a backyard that dreams are made of. Priced according to land value, this property is going for $2,299,000.

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Canadian reads for holiday giving New and compelling homegrown non-fiction titles for under the tree KRISTA SCANLON

Back to Basics: 100 Simple Classic Recipes With a Twist by Michael Smith

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ith the holidays just around the corner, we’re all looking for ideas for the readers in our lives. Why not take a look at these new and interesting Canadian non-fiction titles? Of course you can always come to the North Vancouver District Public Library and check out these titles as we have them all too!

Michael Smith is known to many of us from his Food Network Canada shows and is considered one of Canada’s best chefs. His latest book takes us back to the basics of cooking simple yet classic food. Sharing recipes he regularly cooks for his family, this book also includes culinary tips and techniques and is sure to please any home cook.

An Astronaut’s Guide to Life on Earth by Chris Hadfield

As the first Canadian to serve as commander of the International Space Station, Hadfield became a world-wide sensation. He shared his experience daily with the world through Twitter and more, being described as the “most social media savvy astronaut ever.” Hadfield has written of his many years as an astronaut and love of space in this new memoir. While answering all those questions about what it is really like to be orbiting the earth, the book is much more. Truly a guide for life, Hadfield relays what mental skills are required to become an astronaut and how anyone can use these abilities in their own lives.

Orr: My Story by Bobby Orr

Mention the name Bobby Orr and immediately he is remembered as one of the greatest players of all time. Though numerous other books have been written about “Number Four,” this is the first one through his own eyes. As Orr recently told NHL. com: “I didn’t want to do a book just to do a book. I wanted to do a book that if you should read it; you might take one thing from it. Hopefully, I’ve done that.”

A Great Game: the Forgotten Leafs and the Rise of Professional Hockey by Stephen J. Harper

For a fascinating read about hockey not only from the eyes of a fan but with the detail of a historian, read this book written by Prime Minister Stephen Harper on the early decades of the game. David & Goliath: Underdogs, Misfits, and the Art of Battling Giants by Malcolm Gladwell

Following the success of his previous titles such as Outliers and Blink, Gladwell has penned another bestseller to challenge our way of thinking. By looking at both success and failure through his unique lens, he shows us an innovative way to look at the world. An interesting and powerful read. -Krista Scanlon is a librarian for the North Vancouver District Public Library


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Zack Spencer reveals what turned his head week with a visit to the glitzy 2013 Los Angeles Auto Show, Alexandra Straub looks at what’s cool, Bob McHugh goes green and Keith Morgan sneaks a peek at a racy compact concept. Check out the full script at drivewayBC.ca

LA-LA Land auto extravaganza LOS ANGELES – The Los Angeles Auto Show is full of eye-popping sights and some even include cars! It’s not difficult to have your head turned but it is a challenge to pick one’s top picks but I’m for the challenge. Nissan GT-R Nismo Nissan stole the show with not only one of the fastest cars in the world but the fastest man in the world. Olympic gold medalist and world record holder Usain Bolt was on hand as Nissan’s Director of Excitement. Usain was clearly taken with the new GT-R Nismo, there were also promises to get him one to replace his gold coloured GT-R. Power has been pumped up to 600hp taking this new Nismo version to 100 km/h in just two seconds. Look for the new GT-R in the spring of 2014. I suspect Usain will get his a bit earlier. Chevrolet Colorado The mid-size pickup truck market has been all but abandoned by the domestic automakers over the last few years leaving this category entirely to Toyota and Nissan with the Tacoma and Frontier trucks. Wait until next year and the choice will include the all-new Colorado from Chevrolet. Building off the success of the all-new full-size Silverado, the engineers have taken the same approach to this new truck. On the economy front, eventually there will be three engines to choose from. Out of gate, there is the base 2.5L 4-cylinder engine or a 3.6L V6. Subaru WRX Fans of the Subaru WRX will be very excited about the arrival of an all-new car but maybe a bit disappointed that this production model

doesn’t look very much little the sleek and sexy concept that was unveiled earlier this year. It should prove to be a capable car thanks to an all-new direct injection 2.0L 4-cylinder putting out 268hp and matched to the first 6-speed in the WRX. Subaru Legacy Concept A head Zack Spencer turning design that my sources tell me looks a lot like the production car. The metallic, almost chrome looking paint, certainly helps to make the car pop but the bold front grille and macho stance could very well be included in the final version. Lincoln MKC Lincoln has a long and distinguished history as an American premium brand but over the last few decades, it has been an extension of existing Ford products using different badging and trim. There is now a long-term plan to resurrect the Lincoln brand with all-new vehicle that use some Ford components but are developed separately from the main Ford line of products. The compact crossover MKC shares a platform with the Ford Escape but has been designed and engineered to be a very different car. The design, other than the trademark Lincoln grille is very European and the back wrap-around hatch is maybe Audi-inspired. Standard in Canada will be all-wheel-drive and adaptive suspension, matched to a 6-speed automatic transmission.

BMW 4 Series Cabriolet BMW has changed its naming: the 3 Series is now the sedan only while the coupe and convertible version are now called 4 Series. The all-new cabriolet is wider and features a new three-piece retractable hardtop and for the first time X-Drive AWD is now available on the convertible models. Interior refinements include a new neck warmer to that blows a steady stream of warm air on the front passengers neck and shoulders, helping to elongate the convertible season. Porsche Macan This small SUV is based on the same platform as the Audi Q5. This lower, sleeker and much more aggressive Macan will attract a lot of attention based purely on looks. Porsche made it very clear that this is not juts a Porsche in name but also in performance. Look for the Macan coming next year. Jaguar F-Type Jaguar made a big splash with the Jaguar F-Type convertible this year and next year we look forward to the coupe version, a dynamite looking coupe with a stunning silhouette and improved dynamics thanks to a stiffer body. The body of the car is built with extensive use of aluminum to produce the stiffest Jaguar ever made. This is one heart-pounding coupe I cannot wait to try. zack.spencer@ddrivewayBC.ca

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LOS ANGELES: Tinseltown. Hollywood. LA. No matter what you call it, it’s a city of millions and it’s easy to get lost in the crowd. But not if you’re attractive, have a great body and well, you shine. With hundreds of vehicles showcased at the Los Angeles Auto Show, it takes a lot to stand out amongst the plethora of sparkling sheet metal, which is constantly detailed by show workers. If you’re a sexy snake, that’s automatic grounds for attention. The SRT Viper GTS was on display, but it wasn’t just any old venom-producing reptile. It came with the Anodized Carbon Special Edition Package. Aside from 640 horsepower and 600 lb.-ft. of torque being produced from its handcrafted, all-aluminum 8.4-litre, mid-front V10, it comes with the first-ever use for the Chrysler Group’s unique metallic matte exterior colour. And exclusivity is the name of its game. Only 50 will be made and they’ll be available as of January 2014. Speaking of fast things, you don’t get any faster on feet than Usain Bolt does. And if you’re paired next to Nissan’s fastest production GT-R to date, that’s an even more potent combination. Godzilla takes on the NISMO (aka NIssan Motorsport) badge with a healthy helping of 600 horsepower and some defining exterior features. In regards to its body, it’s more rigid than before and you’ll also find it has a “factory tuned” enhanced suspension. The aero package, which not only looks good, also improves road holding, minimizes the negative impact of drag, while giving the car a menacing and muscular appearance. If you’re a luxury German vehicle and you have a worldwide debut in LA, chances are you’ll draw quite the A-List crowd. The all-new Porsche Macan did such a thing, with visitors such as Jerry Seinfeld and professional tennis player, Maria Sharapova. The Indonesian word for tiger, it’s the first Porsche in the compact SUV segment. Or you could say it’s the baby brother to the popular-selling Cayenne. Either way, they both have some spice to them! Two renditions of Macan will be available: the Macan S and Macan Turbo. Standard features include active allwheel drive and the Porsche double-clutch transmission (PDK). The Macan S is powered by a new Porsche-designed 3.0-litre V6 bi-turbo engine that puts out 340 horsepower. The Macan Turbo hosts a 3.6-litre V6 bi-turbo engine and emits 400 horsepower. Purrrr. Practical and eye catching? – You might not expect that from a cargo van, but when you team up with Hot Wheels, you’ll get exactly that: hot wheels! Ford paired up with Hot Wheels and had its Transit Connect XLT Cargo Van LWB beaming a custom bright blue exterior with orange accents and custom 20-inch wheels. But the fun doesn’t stop on the outside. Sure there’s a new front fascia and grille, and even a one-off “shark-fin” roof-mounted antennas supporting GPS and Satellite radio along with custom gullwing doors (which replaces the standard sliding doors), but there’s a party waiting on the inside. Alongside the custom ST seats, there’s a sleeping area and a 55-inch TV. Maybe I will try my hand at camping again, but only with this van! It wouldn’t be a California auto show without a special edition Jeep Wrangler. Complete with bronze satin gloss accentuated 18-inch wheels, a matching grille and other dark parts, the Wrangler Dragon Edition is sure to heat things up. If the bronze bits weren’t enough of a giveaway, the large dragon graphic on the hood will surely let you know that this mythical creature means business whether on or off road. alexandra.straub@drivewaybc.ca


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Building blocks for a future car that will drive itself LOS ANGELES: While most driving enthusiasts do not recognize the advent of a self-driving car as a good thing, drivers who have to endure crowded urban parking lots and the drudgery of stop-n-go highway commutes, on a daily basis, probably have a very different view. All of these sensor- The fully autonomous car may never become a reality for non-technical based technologies reasons. We are, however, seeing layer make driving safer upon layer of new technologies that today and they could certainly move things along in that also be considered as general direction and could make it building blocks for a technically feasible, and perhaps production feasible on a restricted basis. more comprehensive The new Ford Edge Concept revealed at the Los Angeles Auto Show included automated driving two interesting automated driving system. technology advances that are currently Bob McHugh under development by Ford: self-parking and obstacle avoidance systems. What’s different about this advanced self-park technology is that it allows an owner to do it from outside the vehicle with a push-button remote. The vehicle can be automatically positioned in or be removed from a tight parking stall situation. That certainly beats crawling in or out of the rear hatch, when there’s not enough room to get in from a side door. This new system builds on Ford’s current active park assist feature, which is restricted to parallel parking situations and uses ultrasonic sensors. Using similar sensor and automated vehicle control technology, Ford engineers are also working on an advanced obstacle avoidance system. The concept vehicle detects slow-moving or stationary obstacles in the same lane ahead and warns the driver. If the driver fails to steer or brake, the system automatically brakes and steers the Edge around the object. “Democratized technology” is an expression used frequently by Ford engineers. It’s about making leading-edge technologies, which traditionally took a long time to trickle down from expensive luxury vehicles, available on popular, affordable vehicles much sooner, or even ahead of luxury class competition. Ford’s current Active Park Assist system is already available on 12 models. This system automatically guides the vehicle into a parallel parking spot, while the driver controls the gas and brake pedals. A Lane-Keeping system is available on 11 Ford models today. This uses a forward-facing camera to scan the road surface for lane markings. The system evaluates if the vehicle is drifting out of its lane and alerts the driver by vibrating the steering wheel. If the driver does not respond, the system provides steering torque to nudge the vehicle back toward the centre of the lane. Adaptive cruise control and collision warning with brake support is available on 10 Ford models. The system uses radar to detect moving vehicles immediately ahead and modifies cruising speed if necessary.

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Blind Spot Information System available on 13 Ford models. Radar sensors in the rear corners monitor the spaces next to and just behind the vehicle. On the road, these sensors trigger a warning light in the mirror when there is another vehicle in the driver’s blind spot. All of these sensor-based technologies make driving safer today and they could also be considered as building blocks for a more comprehensive automated driving system. bob.mchugh@drivewaybc.ca

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Mediterranean-style Baked Pacific Herring 8 Pacific herring; scaled, gilled and gutted 2 tbsp olive oil 1 tbsp course sea salt 1 tsp oregano lemon wedges Place the Pacific herring in a bowl and coat with 1 tbsp olive oil. Then sprinkle the herring with the sea salt — especially in the belly cavity. Place the herring on a cookie rack with a baking tray underneath. Sprinkle with half of the oregano on one side then flip them over and finish with the rest of the oregano on the other side. Let the herring sit for 20 minutes before baking. Shortly before baking, preheat the oven to 400 degrees F. Place the fish in the oven and bake for 15 minutes. When done, place the herring on a plate and drizzle the remaining olive oil over top. Garnish with fresh lemon wedges. Serves two.

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kids aren’t fortunate enough to get new pjs for Christmas. “Our first goal was just to get 50, but instead we got 354,” he says of the fundraiser’s first year in a video on facebook.

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through instead of painting over it. Stickney sold his first work as a teenager inside at a flower store at Park Royal when the mall first opened. “Some of it is beach comb from Hollyburn Beach [in West Van],” he says, holding a bowl, smooth on the inside with the original bark still on the outside. Stickney also visits Boston Bar and Powell River to source the wood. His wine stoppers sell for $14.95 at End of the Line, 4193 Lynn Valley Road.

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North Van Dec. 1: Light up the Village. An annual tradition, candy canes on streetlamps will officially illuminate Edgemont Village on Dec. 1 from 4 to 4:45 p.m. at Highlands United Church (3255 Edgemont Blvd.). There will be carol singing and homemade baked goods to help get your family in the Christmas spirit. Dec 1: Bright Christmas Celebration. Christmas comes to Lynn Valley with the lighting of the historic Mollie Nye House (940 Lynn Valley Rd.) on Dec. 1 at 5 p.m. The house will be filled with music and merriment, as families take in the activities including story time and arts and crafts. See Santa switch on the lights, and then join in on the lantern parade to Lynn Valley Village for the tree lighting ceremony. Dec. 1, 4:30 to 6:30 p.m.: Lynn Valley Christmas tree lighting. Join North Vancouver district Mayor Richard Walton as he lights the majestic Christmas tree in the village plaza. There will be special holiday performances by Bobbi Smith and the Lynn Valley United Choir, as well as face painters and an appearance by Santa Claus.

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Spears had held onto the propeller hoping it would one day be displayed at the maritime museum originally planned for the waterfront in North Vancouver. After plans for the North Van museum were scuttled, he found another permanent location for the prop, the North Pacific Ocean Centre in the Village of Old Massett in Haida Gwaii. Now, he’s hoping the brass prop will be netted by police for a second time. In 2011, it was pilfered from the same location and then recovered shortly afterwards when it was taken to a metal recycler. A male of no fixed address was charged and later convicted on one count of possession of stolen property. Spears says the propeller is valued at around $4,000 but to him it’s a priceless piece of maritime history. “It’s the historical value,” he says. Anyone with information regarding this latest theft is asked to contact the West Vancouver Police Department at 604-925-7300.

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Over the last 17 years, Father Christmas has heard the wishes of thousands of North Shore kids, often giving them a “magical” apple as a treat when they jumped off his knee. Replaced with Rice Krispies treats and granola bars for a few years, the sought-after apples are back again. “These apples are magical and full of Christmas spirit,” Santa tells The Outlook. “Children can make a wish — a secret wish — and can’t tell anyone except one person.” The ripe apples are grown by talented farmers, who won’t tell anyone how they become enchanted. When the harvest is ready, Santa says he steers his big sleigh to the Okanagan to collect the apples. See, even Kris Kringle buys local. Working at Cap Mall for nearly two decades, he has watched kids grow up and recognizes parents from year to year. “One time a little boy, around 3 or 4 years old — he was a macho little guy — came up to me and asked if he could have a word. “He was very serious and said, ‘Since you’re going to be on the roof, would you mind throwing down my frisbee?’” Santa recalls with a deep chuckle. Along with the joy and excitement of Christmas, there are also heartbreaking requests such as “I want my Mommy home.” Being an emotional man, Santa Claus is deeply affected by this type of wish and has to be creative and careful in response. Kleenex is kept handy. In a multicultural community like the North Shore, Saint Nick sees kids of all ethnicities because “the spirit of Santa is nonreligious.” Last year, 4,000 children sat on his lap at Capilano Mall. “One time a woman brought her child to see me and she was very pregnant. Then she came back later that month with a newborn,” he fondly remembers. If the family stays in town, her baby will likely visit each Christmas for another seven or eight years. Santa is at Capilano Mall from 11 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. and 2:30 to 5 p.m. seven days a week until Dec. 1 and later from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Monday to Saturday from Dec. 2 to 23. Storytime with Santa is on Dec. 4 and 11 from 11 a.m. to noon. Bring your cat or dog on a leash for a photo session on Dec. 2 and 9 from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. For more information and Christmasrelated activities go to catchthespirit.ca.

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For those looking for a challenge, there’s the Snowshoe Grind that translates “the intensity and accomplishment of the Grouse Grind into a winter experience” and will keep hikers in shape for the spring. Grind Timers, for sale at the mountain, track snowshoers’ speeds and post their names and times on a monitor in the Peak Chalet.

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Peak of Christmas There’s much more to do on Grouse Mountain than high-intensity sports. Grouse Mountain’s Gingerbread Village features dozens of festive creations in a contest for first place. From Santa’s House to miniature copies of local stores to landmarks in the Lower Mainland, people have the chance to vote for their favourite and help support SOS Children’s Village through donations. Other attractions include learning about Santa’s transportation during Reindeer Ranger Talks, mountain sleigh rides, mountain-top ice skating on an 8,000-square-foot rink and Christmas movies all day long from 9:30 a.m. to 9 p.m. in the mountaintop theatre. Full-day lift tickets run $58 (adults), $45 (youth) and $25 (kids). Beginning of season passes are available for $39.95/$23.95/$13.95. Alpine Experience Tickets to get up the mountain cost $39.95/$23.95/$13.95. For more information, grousemountain.com.

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Unparalleled views If shredding down the slopes isn’t your thing, try cross-country skiing or snowshoeing in the tranquil Hollyburn Nordic Area. Hollyburn Ridge boasts 19 kilometres of groomed and track-set cross country ski trails. “It’s a great form of exercise and popular with road cyclists for crosstraining,” explains Koeman. Also in the area are 10 kilometres of scenic snowshoe trails that traverse sub-alpine meadows and snowy mountain forests. For the ultimate treat, indulge in the quintessential Canadian experience: a moonlit snowshoe tour through the trees to the historic Hollyburn Lodge for a chocolate or cheese fondue candlelight dinner. “It’s one of the most unique things you could do as a dinner tour in Vancouver,” says Koeman. Meanwhile, over at the snow tube park is where you will find highoctane fun for the whole family. With six chutes roughly 100 metres in length to chose from and a tube tow propelling you to the top, effortless exhilaration awaits. Cypress celebrated an early start to the ski season last week. “Historically, it’s December 1,” says Koeman, adding the North Shore’s ever-changing weather makes it difficult to predict an opening day. As of Monday, the Eagle Express Quad chair was operational from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. with runs Jasey Jay, Upper Maelle Ricker and Panorama open from top to bottom. Full-day lift tickets purchased on the mountain cost $62 (adults), $46 (youth), $40 (senior) and $26 (child). NiteOwl passes for skiing and snowboarding from 5 p.m. to close are $42 (adults), $33 (youth), $26 (senior) and $20 (child). For more information, cypressmountain. com

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Centre of attention - Last week Capilano University celebrated the official opening of its Wong and Trainor Centre for International Experience. A donation from international businessman Sheldon Trainor and his wife Emelda Wong made the new centre possible. The couple traveled from Hong Kong to participate in the opening ceremonies of the new centre, which will assist Canadian students considering overseas educational experiences and offer support to international students studying at Cap. Trainer, who grew up in B.C., was attending UBC when he was encouraged by his then-instructor Catherine Vertesi with Sheldon Catherine Vertesi, now Cap U’s VP of international studies, to Trainor and Emelda Wong. study abroad for a year. It was a pivotal moment in his education and future career. According to a release, his $500,000 donation to Cap is to both expand and enhance global opportunities for students and also a way to express his gratitude for the encouragement he received to travel abroad while pursuing his degree. Submitted photos

Volunteers play a critical role in the services and programs North Shore Neighbourhood House provides. We have over 600 volunteers who have donated thousands of hours of time, sharing their skills and talents to help build a strong community. We’d welcome you to join our team. At this moment we need Bus Drivers for seniors’ outings. To volunteer at North Shore Neighbourhood House or other partner or programs sites such as John Braithwaite Community Centre, Queen Mary Community School or other sites contact: Kelly Hardman Coordinator of Volunteer Services Phone: 604.982.8314

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Then two of his close friends were also diagnosed with prostate cancer, the most common form of cancer in Canadian men. “I wanted to do something to raise money and awareness for prostate cancer and running across Canada was the biggest thing I could think of,” he tells The Outlook. And that’s exactly what he did. Starting in May 2011, he ran 70 kilometres a day from Cape Spear, N.L., to Ambleside in West Vancouver. He then made the relatively short trek to his parents’ house in Caulfield. Along the way Senft raised over $600,000 for the Vancouver Prostate Centre and was awarded a Queen’s Diamond Jubilee this

year for his efforts. “It was a great honour to be recognized for my run and it helps to keep the message of early detection in people’s minds,” he says. While campaigns like Movember have raised prostate cancer’s profile among the general public, men still need to take more preventative measures like getting checkups regularly, Senft adds. Every November, millions of men grow moustaches for Movember to raise awareness of men’s health issues, particularly prostate cancer. Nearly $450 million has been raised since the movement began in Melbourne, Australia in 2003.

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On June 7, 2013, on St Georges Avenue near East Queens Road in North Vancouver, B.C., Peace Officer(s) of the RCMP North Vancouver Detachment seized, at the time indicated, the subject property, described as: a 1995 Nissan Altima, BCLP: 672NSM, VIN: 1N4BU31D2SC234342, on or about 16:08 Hours. The subject property was seized because there was evidence that the subject property had been used in the commission of an offence (or offences) under section 5(2) (Possession for the purpose of trafficking) of the Controlled Drugs and Substances Act of Canada (CDSA) and was therefore offencerelated property pursuant to section 11 (Search, seizure and detention) of the CDSA. Notice is hereby given that the subject property, CFO file Number: 2013-1650, is subject to forfeiture

under Part 3.1 of the CFA and will be forfeited to the Government for disposal by the Director of Civil Forfeiture unless a notice of dispute is filed with the Director within the time period set out in this notice. A notice of dispute may be filed by a person who claims to have an interest in all or part of the subject property. The notice of dispute must be filed within 60 days of the date upon which this notice is first published. You may obtain the form of a notice of dispute, which must meet the requirements of Section 14.07 of the CFA, from the Director’s website, accessible online at www. pssg.gov.bc.ca/civilforfeiture. The notice must be in writing, signed in the presence of a lawyer or notary public, and mailed to the Civil Forfeiture Office, PO Box 9234 Station Provincial Government, Victoria, B.C. V8W 9J1.


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