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13 Beaching it in the desert beauty of La Paz in Baja, Mexico 25 Snow bound in the Chic-Chocs of Québec COLUMNS


9 photo prescription

5 January/February mix 17 CE calendar 29 sudoku 30 parting shot

Photograph like an Egyptian

11 pay it forward A dentist’s career starts in the High Arctic and blazes a trail to receiving the Order of Canada

On ice in Winnipeg

12 motoring Add “turbofication”to your lexicon

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Side step those looming new taxes

28 practice management

Thou shalt not serve two masters

cover photo The Chic-Choc mountains in the Gaspé Peninsula, Québec, are a white-blanketed wonderland that’s blissfully crowd-free and quietly beautiful in the winter months (page 25).

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from the editor go deep in the

Winter in the Gaspé Peninsula at the Auberge de Montagne des ChicChocs, deep in one of Québec’s parq nationales (page 25).



Serve hot or cold to travel all the way to The Rock to partake in this province’s storied culture. The smash Broadway hit “Come From Away,” based on how the community of Gander welcomed the stranded crew and passengers of grounded planes after the 9/11 terrorist attacks, is starting theatre runs in Winnipeg and Toronto (page 5). But if it’s serious heat that you’re looking for, then a trip to the Baja Peninsula takes you to pristine beaches and a UNESCO Heritage Site that’s home to the “aquarium of the world,” as dubbed by Jacques Cousteau. If snorkelling with whale sharks sounds like your thing, then La Paz, Mexico, is your place (page 13). Hot or cold, the new year beckons!

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eep winter. It’s cold. The holidays have come and gone and the new year has burst in with a crisp and chilly blast. You have two options. Revel in it by searching out fresh stashes of snow. Or escape it by finding some heat. If you’re keen on powder and winterwonderland scenery, then the Gaspé Peninsula on Québec’s east coast awaits. Here, in the mountains of the Chic-Chocs, a secluded auberge that’s only reached by a special vehicle­­with snowmobile-like treads—a chenillette—is home base for selfpropelled (read skis or snowshoes) discovery of the surrounding landscape (page 25). Another snowy adventure is found on the edge of Newfoundland, where the Fogo Island Inn is a beacon of warmth and architectural wow factor. But you don’t have

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Come to Newfoundland and stay here…amidst the snow on the edge of Fogo Island at fogoislandinn.ca

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Rock it on the edge

welcome to

the rock

A celebration of Newfoundland’s spirit


e didn’t do anything special,” says retired police constable Oswald “Oz” Fudge when describing his community’s efforts to welcome the 38 commercial aircraft carrying nearly 7,000 passengers and crew that were ordered to land in Gander, Newfoundland and Labrador following the 9/11 terrorist attacks. >>

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in the spirit


rocking it In (and about) Newfoundland

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the hit musical based on those efforts, as well as travellers visiting Gander, will beg to differ. Thanks to a standing-room-only run on Broadway and second “Come From Away” production opening in Winnipeg (January 11) and Toronto (February 13), and a larger North American tour planned, interest in Canada’s most eastern province has never been stronger. Happily, tourism offerings in Gander and the nearby coastal communities of Twillingate and Fogo Island have never been more enticing. In Gander, join a “Beyond Words Tour—A Come from Away Experience” to learn first-hand how this town of 11,500 opened and hearts, providing food, go + homes bedding, clothing and camaraderie see to the stranded passengers and crew. Offered by the North Atlantic Aviation Museum, the tour visits key sites including Gander International Airport and its retro lounge, where the “plane people” were processed, and the College of the North Atlantic, where many were housed. At the town hall, meet Oz Fudge, former mayor Claude Elliott or another notable local who’ll share stories of when, in Oz’s words, the world “dropped in for a bit of tea and a bicky.” Enjoy a dose of that Newfoundland hospitality when you drive 90 minutes to the rocky shores of the North Atlantic and Twillingate, self-proclaimed iceberg capital of the world. Even when icebergs aren’t floating by, this town of 2,200 delights with whale watching, hiking, museums, a historic lighthouse, berry winery tour and more. Expect an equally spirited time on ruggedly beautiful Fogo Island, accessible from Twillingate or Gander via a 60-minute drive and 50-minute ferry ride. The big splash here is Fogo Island Inn, a luxurious 29-room property perched on stilts on the ocean’s edge and offering exceptional cuisine and experiences firmly rooted in this particular corner of Newfoundland. Whether staying at the Inn or more modest accommodations, have a local show you around the island’s tiny communities, art studios and barren, beautiful vistas. Don’t be surprised if your host offers a hug at the end of your tour. “That is in our island-ness, this kind of openness to strangers,” explains Zita Cobb, founder of the Inn. “Because you never know who’s going to wash up in the harbour tomorrow that needs to be taken care of.” — Ann Britton Campbell

“Come From Away” cast

Iceberg, near Fogo Island

Retro lounge of the Gander International Airport

Fogo Island Inn interior

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come from away cast photo: Matthew Murphy; gander international airport photo: ann britton campbell; Fogo Island photos: courtesy of Fogo Island Inn


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Visit Silk Road Tea in Victoria (store, spa, workshops), Vancouver (store, workshops) and online at silkroadteastore.com Tea Master Daniela Cubelic, called “Canada’s Queen of Tea,” trained with Chinese and Taiwanese herbalists and imparts that wisdom master through Silk Road Tea, the company she founded 25 years ago. But she goes beyond simple brewing, pairing tea with food, mixing it into cocktails, using it in cooking, incorporating it in skincare and designing teaware. She’s even collaborated on a 100% organic and compostable tea bag (the first of its kind in North America). Cubelic also offers instore workshops to share some of that know-how (kombucha, anyone?). l i

photo of Daniela Cubelic: Chung Chow; other photos: silk road tea

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tea is a tonic for tired-out skin, an antioxidant, alkaline-boosting blend of white and green tea leaves, rooibos, calendula, lemon balm, peppermint, citrus peel, lemongrass and lavender. From $4.99 Not a steaming cup of tea, but pocket-sized essential-oil concoctions are portable hits of goodness, like “Happy,” one of five go-to roll-on remedies in the Holiday Survival Kit (in a gift-worthy handmade paper pouch) to keep that jovial vibe going. $75.96 Your face needs oil—really. “Nourishing Dew” has been a cult favourite since it’s introduction more than 20 years ago. A few drops will dew it… From $29.99



“Candy Cane” herbal tea is just what its name implies: fresh and minty peppermint flecked with hibiscus Turn over a and pink peppercorns. But this is no holiday-only blend. Steep the yearnew [tea] leaf round mix into a cheery, can’t-miss ­by Barb Sligl addition to wintery tipples like the aptly named “Rosy mix Cheeks”: stir one ounce of tea with two ounces of vodka. It’s even better garnished with a candy cane, of course. For a non-alcoholic option, mix equal parts of the brewed tea with cranberry juice and garnish with cranberries. Merry and bright, indeed. From $4.99

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[toronto] lemon lily This tea emporium collaborates with tea estates and farms worldwide to bring certified organic teas to Canada. Try the line of chai and matcha teas like Chocolaty Matcha, Ceremonial Matcha and Turmeric Matcha. lemonlily.ca

Can’t decide which tea to get or gift? Get the black tea sampler kit with four mini-tins brew (or the green or herbal kit), packaged in that pretty paper pouch (made from recycled paper by a women’s co-operative). Our picks: London Fog, Berry Victoria, Mystic Rainforest, Mango Shade. $22.95

[Montréal] Camellia Sinensis A zen tea house with some 243 teas (all sourced directly from growers in Asia) that also runs two tea schools (in Montréal and Québec City) with more than 20 workshops and courses and has published award-winning books on the history, terroirs and varieties of teas. camellia-sinensis.com

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p h o t o p r e s c r i p t i o n m i c h a e l d e f r e i ta s Michael DeFreitas is an award-winning photographer who’s been published in a wide variety of travel publications. With his initials, MD, he’s been nicknamed “doc,” making his photography prescriptions apropos.

Enduring Egypt

destination photography

Capture the warmth of the local people amidst the beauty of antiquities in egypt

Like its pyramids and temples, Egypt has endured the changes of the last decade

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t’s too early to say how Egypt’s future will unfold after the events of the past decade, and although things are still in flux (given the still-fresh mosque bombing), the lure of antiquity, as well as great deals and increased security, still draws millions of visitors because this mercurial country is worth visiting—and photographing. Sure, the temples and ruins are wonderful, but for me it’s all about the enduring quality of the Egyptian people and culture. Perhaps that’s why, on a recent trip, my first stop was Cairo’s eclectic Khan el-Khalili market. I was in my element shooting racks of leather sandals and stands of ornate hookahs, when I came across Jabari sitting outside his jewellery store. I approached with a smile. He smiled back so I raised my camera and took the shot with his brother standing in the doorway behind him. Luckily, I had preset my controls before entering the market, as any fiddling would have killed the moment. After exchanging pleasantries and chatting briefly about business, I resumed exploring. Egyptians love to talk about business and politics, but stick to business. A block away I spotted a young boy selling Aish Baladi (flatbread). Using my longzoom telephoto lens (preset at 1/400 second and ISO of 400), I waited for him to turn my way. After taking the shot I approached him and purchased two of his tasty baladis. He gave me a big smile when I motioned for him to keep the change. That smile made my trip. A few hours later at the pyramids, I spotted two schoolgirls and approached them with the sun on their left sides. I waited for them to turn and motioned to my camera. The older girl in red nodded and I snapped three frames. Their warm carefree smile boded well for Egypt’s next generation. By approaching them from a more flattering lighting angle, I was able to quickly get the shot. I used a medium telephoto (125mm) at 1/500 second and f5.6 to blur the background but keep their faces in sharp focus. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love Egypt’s historic antiquities, but I can’t seem to avoid placing people within them. While at the pyramids, three camel ride vendors approached me from the distant pyramids. I positioned myself to include the pyramids in

The Temple of Osiris has massive decorated columns that support its roof and utilizes natural light to illuminate its interior. I planned a late-morning visit to use the high overhead sun. I found a spot where a sunbeam pierced the room and waited for someone to enter the frame. I used a tripod, a medium telephoto setting of 70mm, an exposure of 1 second and an aperture of f8 to capture the sunbeam and render the columns and the stranger in focus.

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With my telephoto zoom set at 150mm (1/500 second and f16), I moved parallel to them as they came up the hill, shooting as I moved. The juxtaposition of the three riders and the three pyramids created a more interesting image.

A day later, I was shooting the incredible hieroglyphic-covered walls in the great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel. I included people in the scene to give viewers a sense of scale and density of the beautiful carved walls. Wanting to create a bit of mystery, I set up my tripod and used the hieroglyphic-adorned doorway as a frame for the adjoining room. As a couple entered the room, I snapped away at 1/15 second and f16 to slightly blur the people and create enough depth of field to render the foreground and background sharp. The couple added a bit of mystery. Sometimes you don’t have to include the actual people in the photo to create some intrigue. At the Temple of Kom Ombo I focused my attention on one of the huge carved columns lit by the low afternoon light. My plan was to include an Egyptian woman with the column, but no such luck. Then just as the sun was setting a hijab-clad woman passed behind me and cast a shadow on the column. I managed to get only one shot and remembered the words of my first instructor,

“Great photography is 95% preparation and 5% luck.” One of my favourite sites is the Temple at Philae in Aswan. It was nearly lost by the rising waters from the Aswan Dam in the 1960s, but in a feat to rival the ancient temple builders, Egyptian engineers built a dam around the temple and pumped out the water. As I strolled the columned courtyard, I spotted a beautiful Egyptian girl admiring the temple. I approached her and pointed to my camera. She smiled and nodded. I motioned for her to stand still and framed her face with the reflection of the ruins in her glasses. She was very pleasant and allowed me to take a few more shots. Afterwards, her face lit up when I showed her the results on my LCD screen. I used a medium telephoto setting of 125mm and 1/250 second while focusing on her face. The f11 aperture rendered both her lovely face and the ruins in sharp focus. During my short visit I took thousands of shots of Egypt’s temples and ruins, but for me it’s the warmth and resilience of the beautiful Egyptian people that underscores the country’s antiquities.

The hieroglyphic-covered walls of the great Temple of Ramses II at Abu Simbel above A young boy selling Aish Baladi (flatbread)


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michael defreitas

the frame and waited for them to cross my path. I wanted to create a compressed scene with both the pyramids and camels in focus.

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Roberta Staley is an award-winning magazine writer and the editor of the Canadian Chemical News, published by the Chemical Institute of Canada. She is also a magazine writing instructor at Douglas College and a graduate student at Simon Fraser University.

Ready for anything

From the High Arctic to the Order of Canada, this dentist has forged her own path

courtesy of Dr. boyd


hen 23-year-old Marcia Boyd, freshly graduated from the University of Alberta Faculty of Dentistry, was handed a duffel coat and gumboots, she realized that her wardrobe of summer clothes, which included a pink wraparound skirt, might not be the most appropriate apparel for a summer in the Eastern Arctic. Joining the boots and unprepossessing coat were portable dental equipment that included cold-sterilization materials, an aluminium dental chair and a headlamp for a five-month tour of duty with the National Health and Welfare Eastern Arctic Treatment Program. After flying into Grise Fiord, Nunavut’s most northern community, Boyd was picked up by a dog sled and mushed over the tundra to deliver dental care to a small group of 100 or so Inuit over a three-week period. Summer, with its 24-hour days, was on the horizon, playing havoc with people’s sleep cycles. Boyd would have to send her translator, an Inuit student who had learned English at school in Churchill, MB, to track down the next patient and bring them to the temporary dental office, set up in the local school. “The Inuit would run around then drop onto the tundra and have a sleep and then get up,” Boyd says from her home in Vancouver. Most of Boyd’s cases were challenging: young children, fed a steady diet of sweet tea and bannock full of sugar and sticky raisins, suffered from a mouth full of abscesses due to rotting teeth. Periodontal disease was also a problem due to the tradition of softening animal skins soaked with urine by chewing them: the uric acid played havoc with oral pH. Exacerbating this was a dearth of knowledge about oral hygiene: it was simply not part of the Inuit culture at that time to brush their teeth; Boyd’s visit was their first encounter with a dentist and dental care. Boyd had to undertake some fairly dramatic procedures during her stint up north. She recalls removing an impacted canine tooth from a patient’s palate, something normally undertaken by a specialist. Her duties once extended to assisting a community nurse deliver a baby

girl at Pond Inlet. Following the successful birth, which was monitored over the phone by a physician from “You have to Frobisher Bay, the grateful have passion, be parents gave Boyd a small, committed to doing carved soapstone polar something, doing it well bear to thank her. “I call it and making a difference, my ‘more guts than brains’ says Dr. Marcia Boyd, part of my career,” she recipient of the Order says. “I was learning; I was of Canada passionate and fearless.” If such endeavours turned Boyd into a trailblazer, she wears the title proudly. Her commitment to public health has led her to forge a path for dentistry in all aspects of care, education and leadership. Her accomplishments have garnered recognition from the highest echelons: she received an Order of Canada in 2015 and, in early 2017, the Medal of Honour from the Canadian Dental Association—the first woman in its history to receive the award. Boyd has also been heavily involved with policy making for the North American dental community. She has helped establish standards for dental school accreditation and currently sits on the appeals committee for the National Dental Examining Board’s at a fortuitous time. From the early- to midEquivalency Exam, which allows foreign 1970s, organizations were being pressured dentists to re-qualify in Canada. to be more inclusive. “I was invited to sit on Such achievements and awards only committees when they were looking for scratch the surface of a career that has their ‘token’ woman,” Boyd says. “They were spanned nearly half a century and is still great opportunities.” going strong. Boyd entered dental school Such tokenism only added to Boyd’s in 1965 at age 18, one of only three women determination to represent women well. in a class of 55 at U of A. Following her She embraced educational research and sojourn in the Eastern Arctic, she embraced was soon giving talks at North American public health with the City of Vancouver, dental conferences. She published teaching oral hygiene and treating children numerous research papers, mainly with the aged three to five. Her unique education Journal of Dental Education. Ultimately she techniques—she made oral hygiene fun— drew the attention of the University of British achieved another milestone: president of Columbia Faculty of Dentistry and was asked the American College of Dentists, the first Canadian to reach this level of leadership to join the faculty. (She eventually became since the 1940s. the dean of dentistry in 1990.) Boyd took The one thing that has remained a her pedagogical responsibilities seriously, constant for Boyd throughout her career is earning a master’s degree in curriculum the idea that professionalism and service to development and measurement while community are paramount for all dentists. continuing to teach dental students, as well “You have to have passion, be committed to as working in private practice in Vancouver. Boyd’s embrace of administration and doing something, doing it well and making a devotion to ethics and public outreach came difference. I hope I have done that.” January/February 2018 Just For Canadian dentists



D r . k e l l e n s i lv e r t h o r n Dr. Kellen Silverthorn is Just For Canadian Dentists’ automotive writer. He tries to keep one convertible and/or one track-day car in the family fleet.


The evolution (or not) towards an ultra-reliable and long-lasting turbocharged car

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It should be in the dictionary by now…and it isn’t even hard to spell or pronounce cylinder internal-combustion engines and nein electrification. Turbofication—it isn’t even hard to spell or pronounce. Turbocharging is to engines what waterboarding is to drinking fluids. A normally aspirated engine relies on the vacuum-producing downstroke of each piston to passively draw in the air-fuel mixture. “Forced induction” adds an air pump to hyper-fill that combustion


chamber with air-fuel mixture. With turbocharging, that air pump is driven by turbine-harnessed exhaust gas kinetic energy. When turbocharging is applied to a normally aspirated engine, the torque, horsepower and fuel consumption are increased. Waterboarding would cause me to drink faster too. So how is it that auto manufacturers use turbofication to help meet ever-more-challenging fuel economy and emissions targets? Agreed, it is counterintuitive. Alas, as turbofication happens the manufacturers are simultaneously switching to significantly smaller internal combustion engines—often with fewer in cylinders. Waterboarding a mini-me, so to speak. Even stranger, these fuel-economy and emission-target switches to smaller turbocharged engines are generating much faster versions of the same cars. Again, I agree that this is counterintuitive. Having your cake and eating it too. More power from less fuel. Or is it engineering hocus pocus? Drill deeper and you may find cause for angst. Cautious tiptoe driving at low rpm generates limited turbocharger air-pump pressure and thus less over-filling of the cylinders. Waterboarding lite or even ultra-lite. Drive the EPA’s test loop like that and the manufacturer aces its test, posting great mpg claims. Turn the same turbocharged car over to a performance-car magazine. They’ll drive like they stole it, maximizing high rpm, turbocharger pumping of air fuel into the cylinders. The new version of car morphs into the proverbial rocket ship in that setting—but fuel economy and emissions are worse than that car had with the former, larger normally aspirated engine. You can’t defy the Laws of Thermodynamics. Turn the same car over to me or you, and what happens? Is it Jekyll or Hyde,

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or both? Our results will vary depending on how and where we drive. Regardless, these smaller turbo engines are taking over their larger, normally aspirated ancestors. Consumers aren’t being given a choice in the matter. So, do the new smaller turbo engines give a different driving experience? I recently had back-to-back drives in a six-cylinder normally aspirated Porsche sports car and also its replacement four-cylinder turbo version. My strongest reactions were to the auditory cues and sub-sonic vibrations. A Porsche just isn’t the same icon with a Subaru-like flat-four warble, nor with turbo whine/whistle. Then there was the throttle response: immediate and satisfying with the bigger six; delayed and less organic with the smaller turbo four, though ultimately stronger if I kept my foot on it long enough. Turbo cars also get a wide berth from the mechanically inclined. Just like waterboarding isn’t a sustainable form of fluid consumption, a turbocharger runs at the heat of exhaust gases. That would be 1000ºC/1800ºF. The turbo itself also has to spin at over 200,000 rpm. These conditions take their toll on under-hood components and the shared engine oil tasked with keeping turbochargers lubricated. This presents another question: Will the current crop of turbo cars meet the crusher sooner once do-it-yourselfers demur to take on older versions? If we can have humans living in space stations then, no doubt, we can make ultrareliable and long-lasting turbocharged cars. Maybe we’re already there? To date, I’ve been able to avoid dealing with my turbofication biases. With our family’s SUV in its ninth year we may not be able to rely on avoidance much longer. I predict turbofication’s various trade-offs will serve to speed fleet electrification—my family’s and yours too.

Turbocharging is to engines what waterboarding is to drinking fluids



ebster’s dictionary doesn’t recognize “turbofication.” Arguably, it should. After all, the rapid-adoption rate of turbochargers by carmakers far exceeds their rate of “electrification” of car drivetrains, and Webster’s has accepted that word. Germany’s car companies are the world leaders in technology. Sure, their uber engineers promise much broader future electrification. Yet check what Audi, BMW, Mercedes and Porsche have debuted over the most recent years to meet evertightening fuel economy and emissions requirements. Their line-ups are now almost entirely turbocharged eight-, six- and four-

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On the southeast tip of the Baja Peninsula is a UNESCO preserve with pristine + warm waters + beaches‌and the colourful + even warmer culture of mexico. Welcome to La Paz‌ story

+ photography by Barb Sligl

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he water is warm, if a little murky. But that’s because it’s full of microorganisms—plankton—the stuff whale sharks come here to eat. And these leviathans—up to 17 metres long, the largest fish in the world—converge in the Bay of La Paz within the Sea of Cortez on the southeast shores of the Baja Peninsula in Mexico. From the boat, we spot those telltale fins, at which point the captain cuts the engine and tells us to jump…and hurry, because whale sharks can swim fast. It’s a bit daunting, but these fish are gentle giants, not predators. Snorkel gear on, I tip myself into the “the world’s aquarium,” as Jacques Cousteau said of these waters.

guide—a mere juvenile or teenager. But when it swoops one way or another, it’s all I can do to avoid the swish of its tail. I want to reach out and touch this thing, caress that silky looking skin, feel those gills flare along my fingertips, but I just watch. That rounded rectangle of a mouth opens again, breaching the surface. And then I feel something against my leg. There’s another one behind me. I spin in a frantic circle, surrounded by these spotted beings, their mouths reaching towards the surface while their colossal bodies disappear diagonally into the depths. It feels communal yet utterly alien. Earlier that day, I felt a similar sense of connection in an otherworldly way at Los Islotes, part of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Isla Espiritu Santo, just off Baja. A rocky refuge for sea lions, it’s another spot for clockwise from top Rocky snorkellers to commune with sea creaoutcrop and viewtures. As soon as I dip into the water, a point of Balandra Bay; sea lion spirals past me, twirling down street scene and mural outside Big Sur Café and looking back at me from below. Orgánico in La Paz; Two other sea lions hover a few feet resident dog Uma at away, one with its flipper draped over Casa Tara Retreat in the other in a sort of embrace. Another La Ventana opposite page, is amusing itself, dropping a rock and top row from left Cathedral in Todos Santos; diving down to retrieve it, again and colourful decor at the again, in an elaborate set of balletic Hotel California in moves between drops and catches. A Todos Santos; wading performance for me, I think. across the shallow waBack on the Baja Peninsula, I partake ters of Balandra middle row from left Arco de la in more human pursuits: SUPing at Partida, a natural arch Balandra Bay and wading in the shallow on the rocky shores waters of the same-named beach— of Isla Espiritu Santo; a surreal strip of sand and turquoise yoga at Casa Tara waters unblemished by resorts or comRetreat in La Ventana in the La Paz region; fresh mercial outposts. I’m able to walk across seafood at La Casita the bay, knee-deep through transparTapas and Wine Bar in ent waters. If I could have parked myself Todos Santos. bottom under one of the palapas here and row from left Renowned stayed put indefinitely, I would have… Baja fish tacos; the no-words beauty of but the rest of La Paz beckoned. one stretch of Balandra The region is (rightly so) all about its beach. previous page SUP, splendid seashore, first “discovered” by stand-up paddleboardCortez in 1535 (and then rediscovered ing, in Balandra Bay by Steinbeck in the 1940s and Cousteau in the 1960s). South of Balandra and the actual town of La Paz (a lively little hub in which I sample Baja-style fish tacos, mezcal, local coffee and Get blissed-out at Casa Tara marvel at vibrant street art) there’s another coastal Retreat: casatararetreat.com. town, La Ventana (“window” to the sea), that’s home Near the town of La Paz, stay at: to a bohemian-luxe retreat where the agenda is costabajaresort.com. In Todos And then I find myself face-to-face simple: yoga, spa, local seafood and blissing out. Santos make your in-town base with one. Out of the murk I see its spotInland (after very reluctantly leaving the Sea of at: hotelcaliforniabaja.com. ted form come into focus mere inches Cortez), towards the Pacific, is Todos Santos, anDiscover more about the region of La Paz at: away, its wide slant of a mouth gaping other cute-as-can-be town that’s home to the Hotel golapaz.com. open to feed. I flap my limbs to try to back California (debate continues as to whether it’s the inspiaway to some sort of safe distance, but this ration for the renowned song). I take in more of La Paz’s great fish has its own agenda: plankton dinner. So colour, art and straight-out-of-the-ocean seafood. As twilight I float alongside as nonchalantly as possible, mesmerized falls, I watch locals gather in the town square for evening mass at the by this creature’s polka-dotted skin, bellows-like gills and tiny eye cathedral and the sun fall into the Pacific off the other side of Baja. seemingly taking me in while a sucker fish hitches a ride as if some Now I’m communing with land creatures, listening to cicadas elaborate, curling eyebrow. buzz in the waning heat. The rise and fall of their hum makes me I’ve never been so close to a living, moving thing that’s so masthink of those spotted gills in the Bay of La Paz, flaring open and shut, sive. This particular whale shark might be nine metres long, says my open and shut. It’s hypnotic and I’m happily lulled, La Paz style.


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the thirsty dentist lisa kadane Lisa Kadane is a newspaper and magazine writer who likes to travel and partake in the destination’s preferred tipple, whether it’s rum, wine, a margarita or whisky sour. She’s been sharing her thoughts on spirits and cocktails since 2010.

Rum revival


nside Barrelling Tide Distillery near Wolfville, Nova Scotia, samples of 5 Fathom Rum entice me to the tasting bar. Eager to try a Canadian take on a Caribbean spirit, I dive right in. The intoxicating aroma of blackstrap molasses and gingersnap cookies greets my nose, and its delicious taste—strong and slightly sweet, with hints of caramel, coffee and vanilla—surges across my palate like an incoming tide from the nearby Bay of Fundy. It’s a warming antidote to the bracing winds outside. It’s also a far cry from my first rum tasting years ago in Barbados, where an icy cold rum punch offered physical relief from the island’s tropical assault.

For Canadians, both experiences are relevant. We’re often introduced to rum—in the form of daiquiris and mojitos—during holidays south, and we bring back that taste of the Caribbean to help us vicariously escape winter. Increasingly, distillers across the country are happy to oblige our newfound rummy love by trying their hand at making the spirit. “With more craft distilleries coming online in Canada, it’s a rum revival. And with rum specifically, people are learning more about the product—how it’s made, the range,” says Russell Murphy, co-owner and distiller at Barrelling Tide. Murphy distills his 5 Fathom Rum from molasses produced in New Brunswick, and then ages it for at least one year in Hungarian white oak barrels. “People are also interested in the ties it , l l ta has to our country, the smuggling and bootd n d a rk a legging stories that go with it,” adds Russell. s Indeed, before rye and long before d e l i c i ou vodka and gin, Canada made rum. The first recorded Canadian distillery, in Québec City, dates to 1769 and produced rum from imported molasses. If Canada wasn’t making rum it was trading for it—Newfoundland sent salt fish to Jamaica in exchange for rum, and the province’s famous Screech is essentially over-proof Jamaican rum that’s been blended with iceberg water and bottled on The Rock. The spirit received another Kenton Hrynyk of Ricardo’s boost during prohibition, Hideaway in Calgary uses when Maritime fisherIronworks Bluenose dark rum men used their vessels as in his Jungle Bird cocktail (shake rum runners, helping the 1.5 oz rum, 0.5 oz Campari, 2 oz Caribbean product reach the US via Canada, says pineapple juice, 0.5 oz lime juice Russell. with ice, strain and serve in a What seals the deal for rocks glass over fresh me is the fact the Queen ice). Arrrrr! of England can still order the Royal Canadian Navy to, “Splice the



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mainbrace,” which in layman’s terms means, “Have a tot of rum.” If sailors get a regular ration, why not the rest of us? A greater number of distilleries in Nova Scotia and Newfoundland are making rum because of that history, but the spirit is slowly moving west. Secret Barrel Distillery imports high-proof rum from the Caribbean and then blends and bottles it in High River, Alberta. Lucky Bastard (LB) Distillers in Saskatoon completes the entire process on the prairies by importing molasses and evaporated sugar cane that it then ferments, distills and ages in once-used bourbon casks. Making rum was a way for LB co-owner and distiller Michael Goldney to push the envelope of what’s possible for Canadian craft distillers. “It was really just a challenge to see if we could,” says Goldney. “And we vastly underestimated the popularity of rum. When we released our first barrel it sold out in two days.” That popularity shows no sign of slowing down. Not only do Canadians love its exotic taste, bartenders have gotten into the spirit, too. “I love how it’s this spirit that has pretty much no rules. Every producer is different no matter which country it’s from. It’s truly a very pirate spirit,” says Kenton Hrynyk, bar manager for Ricardo’s Hideaway in Calgary. His bar pairs Caribbean snacks with rum cocktails, and offers an extensive list of rums available to try, including Secret Barrel, Ironworks Bluenose Rum from Lunenburg, NS and Old Sam Rum from Newfoundland. In Vancouver and Toronto, Shameful Tiki is resurrecting rum one Zombie and Mai Tai at a time. Alana Nogueda, partner and operator at the bar’s Toronto location, just spent time rum tasting in Nova Scotia, where Block and Tackle white rum from CövenHöven Distilleries was a favourite; she believes we’ll see more rums with Canadian labels before our infatuation peaks. “It’s not just going to be a right-now trend,” says Nogueda. “It’s exciting. Canada has a large history of rum drinkers and it’s time we embraced it.” Hear, hear! There’s no better time than now to splice the mainbrace, I say.

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Canadians and the country’s craft distillers are embracing this pirate tipple

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p here! Up here!” Everyone on the balcony was shouting to parade revellers below, arms outstretched to catch beaded necklaces flung up into the air. I wasn’t even there during Mardi Gras, but in New Orleans (also known as NOLA), there’s always a reason to celebrate and on Bourbon Street, there’s always spontaneous bursts of revelry and music. But unless you’re a university student on break, don’t linger on Bourbon Street. Instead, walk a few blocks over to Frenchmen Street, a decidedly more charming and quintessentially New Orleans experience. This is where I found a poet-for-hire, moodily lit by neon, telling his tale of how he ended up in NOLA with his typewriter. But the live music was calling—a jumble of jazz and hip hop and rockabilly, spilling out onto the street and tempting me in. The Spotted Cat (spottedcatmusicclub.com) and Snug Harbor (snugjazz.com) are favourites among locals. But my main goal was to eat my way through New Orleans—the best way to explore such a culturally diverse city with regionally specific cuisine. Char-grilled oysters are a staple in this town, introduced over 20 years ago by Tommy Cvitanovich, owner of Drago’s Seafood Restaurant (dragosrestaurant.com). I’m used to the fresh,

briny scent of delicate raw oysters, so the smell of garlic, butter and cheese was inconsonant—until the first bite. The rich sauce that bubbles over during grilling to create caramelized, chewy edges works beautifully with the Gulf’s larger, meatier oysters. Equally delicious but far trickier to eat are crawfish. Seafood boils are a tradition in which crawfish comes steamed in a bucket and dumped over paper in a heap on the table in front of you. Forget the cutlery, dig in with your hands. When you face your first boiled crawfish (it’s inevitable), remember this: pinch the tail, twist the head and pop the meat out. Try Bevi Seafood Company (beviseafoodco.com)or Schaefer’s Seafood, which has been around for over 40 years. And don’t leave without trying a po’boy (traditionally fried oysters on baguette-like bread). On a hot tip, I ventured outside the French Quarter to Liuzza’s for her famous BBQ shrimp po’boy (liuzzas.com). After all that seafood, wash it down with a frosé: frozen rosé. While these adult slurpees can be found in most restaurants throughout New Orleans, this sophisticated version is rumoured to have originated at Willa Jean (willajean.com), a contemporary southerncomfort-food eatery specializing in exquisite baked

goods. The cornbread and tartines are just about as famous as the frosés. And if that’s not enough, try a beignet, a French take on a fritter, another sweet treat that NOLA’s known for. [more] The best place to walk off all Check out this food and drink is through one of neworleans New Orleans’ hauntingly poignant online.com cemeteries, nicknamed “cities of the dead”. The most famous is St. Louis Cemetery No. 1 and its most famous vault belonging to the voodoo priestess, Marie Laveau, an occult and voodoo practitioner during the mid-1800s. Whether or not she had special gifts, she did hold great power over residents who both feared and respected her. Her influence continues today, evidenced by all the “X”s covering her vault. It’s rumoured that you can invoke her spirit by marking an “X” on the tomb, turning around three times, knocking on the tomb, telling her your wish, then returning later to circle your “X” and leaving Laveau an offering. If that’s too complicated, you can always buy a voodoo doll at Marie Laveau’s House of Voodoo (voodooneworleans.com) in the French Quarter. Which is what I did. — Catherine Tse

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Learn to side step Dodging the new investment tax rules


hen the government originally put out new proposals to tax investment income in the corporation, I calculated that a 65-year-old dentist in BC with accumulated investment income of $8 million on retirement would end up paying $7 million of income tax. That is a 90% tax rate! Understandably upset about the government confiscating their savings, Canadian taxpayers forced the tax proposals to be shelved and a new version is expected in the Spring Budget. Still, taxpayers fear the worst in these new proposals. And there is no better time than now to start assembling an arsenal of defensive tactics against the anticipated hike in corporate taxes on investments. One such strategy is the Individual Pension Plan (IPP). Instead of having the investment income taxed in the corporation at a high rate, the IPP can be used as a tax shelter since the corporation can use its cash to fund the IPP for the dentist. The annual contributions to the IPP for those over 40 years of age are substantially greater than the RRSP contribution. The big bonus is

the huge deductible contribution you can make when you set up the IPP. The maximum initial contribution for a 55-year-old dentist will be about $340,000, but by age 60 it’s $437,000! Any money borrowed by the Corporation to fund the IPP is tax deductible, unlike the RRSP. Most smart investment portfolios are diversified, which means there is a basket of investments ranging from stocks to interest-income investments, such as bonds, GICs, etc. The income tax on regular investment income is about 50%, while the tax on the gain of equities sales is only 25%. How do you avoid paying tax on the fixed-income investments? One effective tax shelter is to roll the conservative portion of the portfolio into a whole-life policy. The policy is designed to guarantee a growing cash value, which is sheltered from tax. The policy can either be participating or non-participating. Within a participating policy you’ll be credited with the dividends earned on your premium dollars by the company’s investments. Typically the dividend options include receiving dividends in cash, leaving dividends invested with the insurance company, or having dividends applied against future premiums. If you wish to draw on the cash value you are able to borrow from the bank or insurance company using that cash value as collateral. Banks give you loans up to 90% of the cash value. The interest you pay on the borrowed funds is offset by the annual dividend income on the policy. Here is an illustration. The dental corporation purchases a participating whole-life policy when the dentist is 45 years old with annual premiums of $30,000. The death benefit is about $850,000. The death benefit and the premiums are established at the beginning of the policy and remain the same until the dentist dies. After paying premiums for 20 years, the policy has a projected cash value of $800,000 with a total death benefit of $1.6 million. This cash value will keep growing and is sheltered from tax within the policy. This death benefit will be tax-free if it is left to the dentist’s beneficiaries when he or she passes away. The life insurance policy shelters your investment income, but the most obvious advantage of the whole life policy is that you have it for life, guaranteed, unlike a term policy. And that’s a nice side step.


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taring down the powdery, steep slope dotted with snow-laden trees, I am far from lift lines, far from home and far—way far—out of my comfort zone. My ski guide Mia, one of a handful of bilingual staff at the remote Auberge de Montagne des Chic-Chocs on the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Québec, gives me an encouraging smile. “You can use the skis like snowshoes,” she says and demonstrates the technique, trudging back and forth across the slope. Her slumped shoulders, dangling arms and

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clownish expression suggest this is a very bad choice. “Or, you can go like so,” she says and with a push is off, one foot forward, knees bent, carving graceful turns through the pristine snow. In fact, learning how to “go like so” is the reason why I’ve travelled with my husband to this four-star, back-country auberge operated by Sépaq, the provincial agency charged with managing Québec’s parks and wildlife. That, and the chance to see moose. Few places in Canada boast the same density of moose (33 knobby-kneed giants per 10 square kilometres) as Matane Wildlife

Reserve where the lodge is located. Many of the trails we explore during our threeday stay were created, and are still used by, moose on the move. We’ve made some significant moves to get to the lodge, flying to Québec City then driving 470 kilometres east along the St. Lawrence River’s south shore to the village of Cap-Chat. From here it’s a two-hour trek in a chenillette, a van with tank treads instead of wheels, along snowmobile trails that wend deep into the mountains. And what mountains they are. The Chic-Choc range is a striking massif, a cluster of mountains with jagged outcrops, deep

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valleys and snow-covered peaks, many over 1,000 metres high, that form the northernmost tip of the Appalachians. On average, seven metres of snow fall here each year. The auberge sits at 615 metres in elevation, surrounded by 60 square kilometres of wilderness reserved for guest use. The timber-clad lodge has a rustically elegant vibe, with 18 earth-toned guest rooms and expansive common areas featuring a foursided fireplace, overstuffed armchairs and couches, two long dining tables and floorto-ceiling windows with killer views of this wild snow wonderland. The lodge provides the equipment needed to play here, including two-way radio and avalanche beacons (safety first!), snowshoes, alpine touring skis, splitboards (divide in two for climbing then clip together for snowboard descents) and Hok skis, the short, fat skis with climbing skins that Mia has me use for my backcountry ski lessons. The lodge also provides a full menu to fuel our activities, including gourmet affairs with lots of seafood (as chef Alain points out, here on the Gaspé Peninsula, “we are in the mountains but we are surrounded by the sea”) and traditional fare like pouding chômeur, a Québécoise dish that’s long been a sweet staple (since the Great Depression). After each evening meal, a guide announces the next day’s activities—en français (because, aside from my husband and me, all guests and guides are Québécoise.) I try my best to understand but my highschool French is trés bad. Fortunately, many folks are bilingual and kindly translate the finer points. Of the 30 guests, seven are hardcore backcountry skiers who venture out each morning to conquer the Chic-Chocs’ spectacular alpine bowls, wicked couloirs and steep descents. The rest of us range from snowshoe-only enthusiasts to intermediate skiers looking for a mix of alpine experiences. We certainly mix it up, snowshoeing the challenging Mont 780 trail one overcast morning and, in the afternoon, strapping on Hok skis to explore the Gran-Fond trail with Montreal physicians Karyne and Marie-Hélène. Our guide Jean-François points out branches eaten clean by moose

top The remote Auberge de Montagne des Chic-Chocs on the Gaspé Peninsula in eastern Québec, aglow at night middle row from left Jacques Bouffard, a local guide, ready with avalanche gear and jokes; snowshoeing to the frozen waterfall, Chute Hélène bottom Views of the Chic-Chocs from inside the auberge, where a telescope is set up for moose spotting by day and star gazing by night

from top: Mathieu Dupuis; ann britton campbell (2); mathieu dupuis

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from top: Mathieu Dupuis (2); Pierre Carbonneau

travel at home and cracked balsam fir and white birch trees on which moose have rubbed their heads when shedding antlers. We pause at a clearing to hear Jean-François delicately describe a “moose meet-up” he observed there during mating season. Another morning, with the sun shining, wind howling and temperatures hovering around minus-16 degrees, we embark on an epic snowshoe excursion to the Crête du Mattawees. A series of descents and climbs bring us to a ridge that has dazzling snowdrifts, snow-blanketed trees and views for which our bilingual exclamations—marveilleux, magical, spectaculaire—are inadequate. After seven hours in the pure air, on our final ascent to the lodge, I learn a new and welcome French expression: Presque arrivé. Almost there. With exertion comes relaxation, soaking in the outdoor hot tub, cozying up to the roaring fire or enjoying a drink or two with new friends. One afternoon, René, a physician from Sainte-Foy, beckons me to the lodge’s telescope to see two moose plodding through the snow on a distant slope. Another evening, two guests teach us the Québécois version of Hearts. Our final outing begins wildly with snow flying and arms wheeling as we run in snowshoes down the steep slope beside the lodge. At the base, we follow Bascon Creek to Chute Hélène, a majestic, 50-metre-high frozen waterfall. Along the way we spy numerous moose tracks and “post holes” where moose legs have sunk in the snow. After the waterfall, our guide Jacques sprints ahead in search of the moose he believes are close by. He returns minutes later to report that he’s found moose droppings. We follow him to a clearing where, sure enough, there are three little balls of moose poop in the snow. Jacques says there’s only one way to tell if it is a male or female we are tracking and, in the blink of an eye, pops one of the balls in his mouth and begins to chew. Jacques takes one look at my horrified face and breaks into guffaws. Mon Dieu, the “moose poops” are actually chocolates! No translation is needed as we all double over in laughter.

top Get your ski fix in the Chic-Chocs, where you earn your turns by climbing up on alpine touring skis with skins middle The auberge’s great room, with roaring fire, is a communal post-ski hang-out bottom Exploring the backcountry around the auberge results in marveilleux views, like this one of Mont Nicol-Albert from the vantage point of Épaule du Mont 780 (the shoulder of Mount 780)

if you go

For more on Auberge de Montagne des Chic-Chocs and its offerings: sepaq. com/ct/amc. For more on Québec in winter, go to: quebecoriginal.com.

practice management Timothy A. Brown Timothy A. Brown specializes in dental practice appraisals, brokerage, consulting, locum placements, associateships and practice financing across Canada. You can reach Timothy at timothy@roicorp.com.

Choose one Thou shalt not serve two masters


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client called me the other day to say that he was approached by one of my competitors, who claimed to have a very serious buyer for his practice. The broker went on to suggest that the practice did not have to be advertised on the open market nor was it necessary to go through the usual procedure of multiple buyers competing for ownership of the practice. At first, the client was enticed by this proposition and thought that he may be able to negotiate a lower commission with the broker if they had a willing buyer waiting in the wings. Then the client asked me, “Do you think this broker will get me the best price for my practice if they are only working with one buyer?” In my experience, the open market has always proven to yield more than one interested purchaser in most instances and, generally speaking, the open market silentand-sealed bid competition will always yield a higher price. Of course, this is impossible to prove if multiple offers are not presented—how could any broker claim that a buyer is submitting the highest price, given that only one buyer is being negotiated with? The client further asked me, “Who do you think this broker is working for, Tim, when they are bringing me this one special buyer?” It brought to mind the antiquated concept of dual agency and multiple representations, whereby a broker works for both buyer and seller. In most provinces, this

is still permitted, although I have always argued that it is an absurd concept because nobody can serve two masters. I encouraged the client to contact the broker and ask him or her a straightforward question. Is he or she being paid a finder’s fee or commission to locate practices that the purchaser wants to buy? As I write this, the client doesn’t have an answer to this question. In the past, purchasers have approached me and offered to pay a direct commission above the sale price of the practice if I promised to bring forth highly desirable listings for their exclusive review before taking the practice to market. I have always refused. I do not, nor will not, serve two masters. If I was selling my house and an agent approached me to say that he or she has a special buyer who’s so motivated that I could forgo the normal routine of placing a sign on the lawn and conducting an open house, I would be suspicious. I’d wonder if this realtor may be working with a preferred purchaser on a secret or undisclosed

commission agreement. According to real estate legislation (that I’m aware of), doing so is contrary to the code of ethics, and if a broker or realtor is acting for a buyer and not telling the seller that he or she is being paid by that buyer, then that broker is breaching a fiduciary duty. Serving two masters places anyone in a difficult and compromising situation. Who do you disclose all relevant facts to? If a buyer says he or she will pay more, do you have to tell the seller? If you are also working for the seller and he or she says they will accept less, do you have to tell the buyer? I never put myself in that position, or any of the sales representatives who work for my company. And the province of British Columbia may agree with me; recently BC legislators proposed that the type of dual agency discussed here should be regulated. Regardless of any legislative outcome, I caution potential sellers to be very wary of anyone who appears to be serving two masters. Instead, pick one or the other.

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