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Kristin McIvor and her husband say a condo deal fell through because their pet Zoey, a sevenyear-old lab-boxer mix, exceeds the height restriction on dogs in a strata bylaw by two inches. JENNIFER GAUTHIER/FOR METRO

With just two inches, an accepted offer on a condo went to the dogs for a pair of first-time Vancouver homebuyers. As renters who long had trouble finding dog-friendly apartments, Kristin and Steve McIvor had been looking forward to buying a space where their medium-sized pooch Zoey, a seven-year-old rescue dog, would be welcome. The newlyweds were excited to finalize their offer at the new development at Fraser and 27th Avenue this spring when they discovered a strata bylaw states that dogs can only be 20 inches tall from the ground to the top of their shoulder. They pulled out the measuring tape only to discover that Zoey, a lab-boxer cross, measures about 22 inches. “We were told you were allowed to have two dogs,” Kristin said. “But they don’t tell you the fine print until you put in an offer.” They attempted to get an exception based on Zoey’s calm demeanour (the McIvors even

got reference letters from their vet), but since the building is new, strata bylaws could only be changed by a unanimous mail-in vote. Out of 18 resident votes, two counted against Zoey. The McIvors could have followed through with the deal in hopes the strata would change the bylaw at its annual general meeting, but they would have risked paying a $200 fine per week for contravening the rule. “It’s just such a strange rule because a height of the dog has nothing to do with the temperament,” Steve said. “Really, the whole thing comes down to an inch on a dog.” The couple, who wound up spending $40,000 more to purchase a different condo in another part of town, hope their frustrating experience teaches other first-time buyers to look closely at strata bylaws before placing an offer and securing financing. Stratas, which are governed by B.C.’s Strata Property Act, are allowed to make their own rules, including restrictions on pets. Strata bylaws overrule city bylaws when it comes to property use. While city council will vote this week to find ways to make it easier for pet owners to find accommodating rentals, it’s not clear whether any changes would affect strata properties. EMILY JACKSON/METRO

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Officer in Taser case to stand trial for perjury Public inquiry. Const. Bill Bentley, the first of four officers to stand trial, is alleged to ‘repeatedly misrepresent what happened at the airport’ after the 2007 death of a Polish immigrant The first of four RCMP officers involved in the death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski stands trial beginning Monday on charges of perjury related to a public inquiry into the case. Const. Bill Bentley was among four officers who confronted Dziekanski in October 2007, stunning him multiple times with a Taser within seconds of arriving in response to a call about a man throwing furniture. Dziekanski died on the airport floor. Commissioner Thomas Braidwood’s final report concluded the officers used too much force and had no justification for using the Taser. Several lawyers at the inquiry, including a lawyer for Dziekanski’s mother and a lawyer representing the Polish government, accused Bentley and the other officers of outright lying — an accusation they all

denied. In the end, the commissioner did not believe Bentley’s testimony about why Dziekanski was stunned with a Taser. Braidwood alleged Bentley’s attempts to explain his inaccurate police notes were “after-thefact rationalizations” that were “patently unbelievable,” and he contended Bentley’s notes and his statements to homicide investigators contained “deliberate misrepresentations made for the purpose of justifying” his actions. Braidwood also alleged Bentley displayed a “willingness to repeatedly misrepresent what happened at the airport for self-serving purposes,” including at the inquiry In May 2011, a special prosecutor approved perjury charges against Bentley, Const. Kwesi Millington, Const. Gerry Rundell and Cpl. Benjamin Robinson. The officers all pleaded not guilty and none of the allegations have been proven in court. Bentley’s lawyer, David Butcher, said at the time the charges were approved that there was “no substance to the allegations at all.” Bentley, who started working as an RCMP officer in the spring of 2006, is the first to stand trial. Separate trials are scheduled for the others this coming November and February of next year. THE CANADIAN PRESS


Surrey RCMP have arrested a woman in her 20s who turned herself in for a hit and run that left a fiveyear-old boy in intensive care with serious head injuries. The woman was behind the wheel of a grey four-door 2005 Mercedes when the car struck the boy as he walked home from school in the Surrey neighbourhood of Fleetwood on Friday afternoon. The woman, whose name will not be released until court information is sworn, turned herself in Saturday after police attempted to make an arrest at several addresses, Insp. Bruce Stuart said. Witnesses told the media that the young woman appeared to be excessively speeding in the 30 km/h zone when the boy went out into the street. Tips from the public led police to the suspect vehicle, which was found in a driveway several blocks from the scene. It will undergo extensive mechanical and forensic inspection. Police did not have an update on the boy’s condition on Sunday, but his family said he remained in hospital on Saturday.


RCMP Const. Bill Bentley arrives in Vancouver in February 2009 to testify at the Braidwood inquiry into the Taser-related death of Polish immigrant Robert Dziekanski. DARRYL DYCK/THE CANADIAN PRESS FILE

Premier and cabinet get back to work She’s announced her cabinet and the Kelowna riding where she’ll run in a byelection — now it’s time for Premier Christy Clark to get to work after a long election campaign. Government spending and education will be top of mind as Clark and her executive council nominees get formally sworn in by the lieutenant governor in Victoria on Monday morning. Bill Bennett, minister of energy and mines, will start

Premier Christy Clark THE CANADIAN PRESS

conducting a core review of spending and services, one of

the B.C. Liberals’ campaign promises. The “exhaustive” look at how taxpayer dollars are spent by ministries and Crown corporations is the first such review since the Liberals came to power in 2001, according to Bennett. The review comes after Clark announced a larger 19-member cabinet on Friday, made up of both rookie and veteran MLAs. And newly elected Surrey-

Fleetwood MLA Peter Fassbender, longtime mayor of Langley, will have one of the most challenging files during his first stint in provincial politics as minister of education. Fassbender must work to negotiate a new collection agreement with the B.C. Teachers’ Federation, which has been talking with the government since February. Clark wants to sign a 10-year contract with the teachers, who note that per-student funding in B.C. has fallen

to the lowest level in Canada over the past decade. “Any successful agreement will have to address the chronic underfunding in B.C. schools that has left parents scrambling to fundraise millions of dollars to supplement inadequate learning resources, and teachers struggling to meet diverse student needs in overcrowded classrooms,” BCTF President Susan Lambert said in a statement. EMILY JACKSON/METRO/ WITH FILES FROM THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Civil claim. Woman puts legal screws on Costco after finding bolt in pie A B.C. woman is suing Costco after she cracked her teeth on a metal bolt baked into her pumpkin pie. On Thanksgiving Day 2007, Kelowna student Caleigh Davis was enjoying a slice of the superstore’s coveted pumpkin pie when she chomped down on a metal bolt, according to a notice of civil claim filed in B.C. Supreme Court on May 30. The impact of the bite reportedly cracked Davis’ molars on her right side, leaving her with nerve damage, severe migraine headaches, nausea, YouTube contest

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Davis asserts Costco ought to have known a bolt had been baked into the pie.

blurred vision and insomnia. The document states the pie, which Davis’ mother had purchased from Costco a few days earlier, was served to Davis freshly out of the package, and Davis “had no knowledge of a defect/contaminant in the product.” Elizabeth Hames/For Metro animals in a new commercial and is holding a contest to find the best actors. For those confident their voice deserves a Lion King moment, the zoo asks they choose an animal, record a video reciting specific lines, upload the video to YouTube and then post the link on the zoo’s website. Emily Jackson/Metro Monday, June 10, 2013

100,000 Vancouverites get sauced on Italian Day Venetian Carnival. Authentic festival featured bocce, fashion, food, music and more Elizabeth Hames

Vancouver may be one of Canada’s multicultural hubs, but everyone was Italian on Commercial Drive over the weekend. More than 100,000 Italians and honorary Italians converged on the Drive Sunday to celebrate the neighbourhood’s history during the fourth annual Italian Day. “For one day, no matter what culture you’re from, you can be Italian,” said Brunella Fuoco, a director of the event. The current incarnation of Italian Day had its inaugural year in 2010, more than two decades after the original an-

Molly Lodato throws her hands in the air after devouring a plate of pasta during an eating competition at Italian Day on Commercial Drive on Sunday. Elizabeth Hames/For Metro

nual Little Italy celebration shut down. “They brought it back in a bit of a North American parody of (Italian culture),” said Fuoco. However, Fuoco said the event has transformed over the years to become more

true to Italian tradition and culture. With bocce ball, a fashion show showcasing Italian design, opera-style entertainment and cooking demonstrations featuring well-known Vancouver chefs, 2013 was the most authentic yet.

Adding to the spectacle, this years theme, Venetian Carnival, had masked beauties in extravagant dress trotting up and down the Drive in stilts. “It’s about embracing multiculturalism,” Fuoco said. “Really, it’s about unity.”

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South Africa prays for ‘father of nation’ Nelson Mandela. Anti-apartheid leader battles grave infection; in serious condition Nelson Mandela received visits from family members on Sunday at a hospital where the former president and antiapartheid leader was being treated for a recurring lung infection, while South Africans expressed their appreciation for a man widely regarded as the father of the nation. There was no official update on 94-year-old Mandela after his second night in the hospital. His condition was described as “serious but stable” on Saturday. The office of President Jacob Zuma had said that Mandela was taken to a Pretoria hospital after his condition deteriorated at around 1:30 a.m. on Saturday. The anti-apartheid leader has now been taken to a hos-

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Former residents of a Halifax orphanage who claim they suffered years of abuse and neglect at the hands of their caregivers will take their case against the Nova Scotia government to court Monday. the canadian press

Bernard Valcourt, federal minister of aboriginal affairs, says he understands why First Nations youth are rebelling, but says he senses more consensus with federal policies than confrontation. the canadian press

A kosher restaurant in Montreal has been the target of a firebombing for the second time in three nights. No one was injured. A nearby residence was targeted a night earlier. the canadian press

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pital four times since December, with the last discharge coming on April 6 after doctors diagnosed him with pneumonia and drained fluid from his lung area. Mandela was freed in 1990 after 27 years as a prisoner

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Ten years ago, their unprecedented wedding stood for hope, equality and inclusion. A decade later, Michael Leshner and Michael Stark — Canada’s first legally married same-sex couple — believe the battle to have their union recognized by the courts has made it easier for today’s lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender Canadians to feel accepted. “Once you have marriage you have full equality. That was won that day,” said Leshner.

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Turkish demonstrators burn flares this weekend during a protest on Gundogdu Square in Izmir. Turkey’s prime minister launched a verbal attack Sunday on the protesters. OZAN KOSEOZAN KOSE/AFP-Getty Images

Turkish PM’s taunts bring more protesters to streets After the speech. Tens of thousands pack into Taksim Square; thousands more flood Ankara’s central square In a series of increasingly belligerent speeches to cheering supporters Sunday, Turkey’s prime minister launched a

verbal attack on the tens of thousands of anti-government protesters who flooded the streets for a 10th day, accusing them of creating an environment of terror. Recep Tayyip Erdogan made the most inflammatory of his speeches as he arrived in the capital, Ankara. Erdogan belittled the protesters, again calling them “capulcu,” the Turkish word for loot-

ers or vandals. He made his speech in Ankara on an opentop bus, which then drove into the city in a motorcade. Anti-government protesters have turned Erdogan’s label of them as “capulcu” into mocking slogans, printing stickers with the word, scrawling it on their tents and uploading music videos onto social-network sites. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS


A court sentenced the brother-in-law of China’s imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo to 11 years in prison Sunday — an unusually harsh punishment for a business dispute that Xiaobo’s wife immediately decried as a vendetta against the whole family. The court in suburban Beijing found Liu Hui guilty of fraud in a real-estate dispute and issued the sentence after a brief hearing. Liu Xia, the defendant’s sister and the Nobel laureate’s wife who is herself under house arrest but who was allowed to attend the trial, wept as she briefly stood and spoke to reporters outside a car that was bringing her home from the hearing. Family members and their supporters have said the prosecution of Liu Hui is meant as further punishment of the Nobel laureate’s family and is intended to intimidate other political activists. Lawyers for the brother said he and another busi-

Liu Xia, wife of imprisoned Nobel Peace Prize winner Liu Xiaobo. Alexander F. Yuan/THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

ness partner were accused of pocketing three million yuan (about $500,000) that was claimed by another party to the transaction. According to the lawyers, the money has since been returned, and police after first investigating the case last fall dropped it and then revived the charges early this year. THE ASSOCIATED PRESS

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Harkat can have cellphone: Feds The federal government says it will allow an Ottawa man accused of terrorist ties to have a cellphone, but balks at giving Mohamed Harkat access to the Internet or removing his electronic tracking bracelet. The government says it is also open to dropping a requirement that Harkat, 44, get prior approval before travelling out of town. The concessions fall short of the full list of freedoms Harkat will seek Tuesday during a one-day Federal Court hearing. THE CANADIAN PRESS


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Journalism. U.S. state snooping prompts debate on source protection A scandal over state snooping on journalists in the United States is prompting mediawatchers to consider new techniques to protect sources. Anonymity of sources is considered sacrosanct among journalists and essential to their safety, reputation, and ability to act as public whistleblowers. But journalists are lagging when it comes to protecting sources in the digital era, critics say. “There is a general lack of

awareness (among journalists) about what ubiquitous surveillance looks like,” said Jonathan Stray, who teaches at Columbia University. Everything from the websites you visit, the calls you make, and even your phone location are logged somewhere, Stray said. The same applies to reporters. Whistleblowers are at particular risk. A week ago, The New Yorker unveiled Strongbox — a secure way for people to leak information to them. the canadian press

The Globe’s editor, John Stackhouse, defends the paper’s use of anonymous sources for a story on Toronto Mayor Rob Ford’s family. Monday, June 10, 2013

Canadian military

Defence survey to shed light on silent crime Results of an anonymous survey to be released in the fall by National Defence will shed more light on the extent of military sexual assault, including what has been called the silent crime of male-on-male rape. Almost 68,000 troops, 86 per cent of them men, were asked last year to voluntarily complete the Canadian Forces Workplace Harassment Survey. It asks their gender, years of service and rank, along with 100 questions ranging from personal harassment to whether they have been raped. It’s the first such survey since 1998. Results could provide valuable insight into the extent of sexual violence in the Canadian military — an issue that former soldiers and others say is rarely reported. The extent to which men are sexually assaulted by other men is even more cloaked in silence, they say. the canadian press

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U.S. President Barack Obama has said having private phone information helps prevent terrorism. the associated press

Verizon story source identified The Guardian. Ex-CIA employee Edward Snowden said his motive was to ‘inform the public’; he’s outed at his own request A former CIA employee and National Security Agency contractor is the source of The Guardian’s disclosures about the U.S. government’s secret surveillance programs, the British newspaper reported on Sunday. The leaks have reopened a debate about privacy concerns versus heightened measures to protect against terrorist attacks, and led America’s NSA to ask for a criminal investigation. The Guardian said it was publishing the identity of Edward Snowden, 29, a former technical assistant for the CIA and current employee of defence contractor Booz Allen Hamilton, at his own

His background

Edward Snowden said that he lacked a high-school diploma and enlisted in the U.S. Army until he was discharged with broken legs after a training mission. • After leaving the army, he got his foot in the door with the NSA working at a covert facility at the University of Maryland. He was a security guard. • He then worked for the CIA in information technology. By 2007, he was stationed in Geneva, Switzerland, where he had access to classified documents.

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lecting the phone records of hundreds of millions of Americans. U.S. President Barack Obama has said the programs have been authorized by Congress and are subject to supervision. “What I can say is that in evaluating these programs, they make a difference in our capacity to anticipate and prevent possible terrorist activity,” Obama said. “Much of what I saw in Geneva really disillusioned me about how my government functions and what its impact is in the world,’’ Snowden said. “I realized that I was part of something that was doing far more harm than good.” The Guardian reported that Snowden was working in an NSA office in Hawaii when he copied the last of the documents he planned to disclose and told supervisors he needed to be away for a few weeks to receive treatment for epilepsy. He left for Hong Kong on May 20 and has remained there. the associated press

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iRadio music service, iOS update expected at Apple conference San Francisco. New look for iPhones, iPads could be most radical design change to mobile software since 2007 Apple is expected to reveal a digital radio service and changes to the software behind iPhones and iPads on Monday as the company opens its annual conference for software developers. Apple hasn’t said what it will unveil at the Worldwide Developers Conference in San Francisco. But the major announcements are expected during Monday’s keynote presentation. Last year, Apple used the conference to announce its own mapping service, better integration with social networks and improvements to virtual assistant Siri. It also announced


• Observers think Apple will debut a musicstreaming service dubbed iRadio, and that it will be most similar to Pandora, an advertising-supported service that plays songs at random within certain genres for free. • However, the Apple service is expected to feature a seamless way for listeners to purchase songs through iTunes.

thinner MacBooks with highresolution screens. The conference runs through Friday. This year, Apple is expected to show off a simplified look on iPhones and iPads. If the speculation is correct, it would be the most radical design change

since the iPhone made its debut in 2007, showing consumers that phones could do much more than make calls and exchange messages. This week’s event comes at an important time for Apple. The company’s stock price has fallen amid concerns that another breakthrough product isn’t imminent. Although CEO Tim Cook has said people shouldn’t expect new products until the fall, Apple is likely to preview how future products will function in its unveiling of new services and features. Monday’s highlight is expected to be an updated version of iOS, the software that runs iPhones, iPads and iPod Touches. It will be called iOS 7 and will come with new devices expected to go on sale this fall. Owners of recent models such as last fall’s iPhone 5 will likely be eligible for free upgrades. The Associated Press



Federal agency stopsinvestigating deadly anthrax

Skirting the issue Swedish train driver Martin Akersten poses wearing a skirt in Stockholm on May 31. Akersten says he and more than a dozen other drivers and conductors in the Swedish capital have started wearing skirts in the summer as a protest against train company Arriva’s uniform policy, which doesn’t allow shorts. An Arriva spokesman says the company wants its staff to look ”nice and proper,” but can’t stop men from wearing “women’s clothes” if that’s what they want because it would be discrimination. Kim Jensen/The Associated Press

Canada’s food regulator is no longer getting involved in cases of anthrax, a disease that can kill cattle, bison, other grazing animals and, in rare cases, people. The Canadian Food Inspection Agency says it will no longer investigate and quarantine anthrax-infected farms, collect samples for testing, vaccinate livestock or oversee and help pay for the cost of disposing animals that die of the disease. New rules that went into effect this spring say livestock producers, with the help of private veterinarians, are expected to take responsibility for preventing and dealing with anthrax. Anthrax is caused by naturally occurring bacteria in spores in soil. The spores can become active during hot weather that follows heavy rains or flooding. Animals that ingest the spores can get sick and die very quickly. The Canadian Press

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VOICES Monday, June 10, 2013

THE PROSTITUTION SOLUTION the decriminalization of prostitution. When you live or work in downtown VancouI mean, let’s have more protests where ver, especially within hailing distance of the they march under bright red umbrellas in Vancouver Art Gallery, street protests are a bright red boots, sporting devil’s horns or daily thing. wearing jaunty hats that read: Bad Girl. And There’s always someone marching down one of the main activists, Toronto’s Terry-Jean the street, beating the drum for this or that Bedford, is called a “retired dominatrix.” I cause, and they always end up on the steps of wonder if they gave her a goodbye gold whip? the Art Gallery, where they subject themYou have to be an expert at the Pivot Legal selves to an extended harangue from the Society to figure out the nuances of the Sumost articulate of their number, and then preme Court deliberation coming up this disperse to march again another day. week, but as far as I can tell, the eminent jusQuite often, the same fierce and sincere   URBAN COMPASS  tices are charged with sorting out the rules advocates are at the front of the parade even governing sex for sale. if the cause changes. Some people just can’t Paul Sullivan Good luck with that one, your eminences. resist the appeal of the drum and the Currently, prostitution is kind of legal but horn. most of the activities surrounding it aren’t. The government I have to admit, I’m jaded. You’ve heard one bullhorn and can’t run a peanut stand, and, apparently, it’s not much of a drum song, you’ve heard ‘em all. pimp either. Except for Saturday’s sex trade worker march calling for


It’s legal to be a prostitute, er, sex trade worker, but it’s not legal to “communicate” for the purpose or do it in the warmth, comfort and safety of a “bawdy house”. And it’s not legal to buy sex either. It’s like Alice in Wonderland for grown-ups. At least, everyone says they’re over 18. So you can see why they put their red boots on and march. As amusing as all this seems, there’s a deep dark side — Willie Pickton was able to prey, apparently at will, on sex workers on the street because so many were alone and vulnerable. A regulated sex industry would make it tough for the sickos to operate. That’s reason alone to decriminalize the sex trade. Set up the brothel next to the casino and hire a retired dominatrix or two to run things. And while you’re at it, stock the shelves at the liquor store with government-regulated marijuana. If that doesn’t take care of the deficit, nothing will. “My bawdy. My business,” reads the sign. Over to you, Supreme Court of Canada.

Doing it for lungs. RUSH: Not just Cancon prog rock

Some bodies stuck

News worth sharing Media will always have to report on the tough stuff. But we know that Canada is full of compassionate people, inspiring projects and stories worth celebrating. Here’s just one: Secret riddles, world travel, a frantic dash to the finish line? No, it’s not the DaVinci Code. It’s a fundraiser in support of the BC Lung Association called the RUSH (Race & Urban Scavenger Hunt)! On June 15, two-person teams will embark on the RUSH with a roadmap of clues leading them into fun and unusual challenges — from scaling a three-metre wall, boot-camp style, to attempting stand-up yoga-paddle boarding. More than 150 teams have already signed up. “It’s really great to get young people involved and thinking about their lung health,” says BC Lung Asso-

Butt I can’t see anything in here Performers present the Bodies in Urban Spaces project from Austrian artist Willi Dorner, not seen, at the Serralves Museum in Porto, Portugal, Sunday. Party at Serralves is a contemporary art festival that hosts more than 200 events simultaneously in a non-stop 40-hour period, in the Gardens and in the Serralves Museum of Contemporary Art. the associated press

ciation Development Manager, Chris Lam, adding one in five British Columbians is affected by a lung issue. “You can grab your best friend, your wife, your boyfriend and go and do something fun and active, exploring your city — and it’s all for a great cause.” The first team to complete this epic race wins a trip for two around the world. But every participant will take home the real treasure — knowing that they’re helping people across their beautiful province breathe easier. Check out rushvancouver. com for more information. Craig and Marc Kielburger

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SCENE Monday, June 10, 2013


Strombo brings style to CNN Network sea change. New mandate and management has the purveyor of American news looking to branch out into new territory It’s a safe bet that George Stroumboulopoulos will be the first male CNN personality to wear two earrings and a skull ring from a designer who made one for Keith Richards. Stroumboulopoulos, whose new nighttime talk show pre-

miered Sunday, is more curious than dangerous, though. The show gets a solid time slot for its debut, airing after the season finale of Anthony Bourdain’s successful Parts Unknown. Then it will settle into a regular spot on Fridays at 11 p.m. Eastern for the summer and, if things go well, maybe beyond. This is part of CNN’s attempt to branch out beyond news programming at certain times, represented most prominently by Bourdain’s show. The effort started before the arrival of new network boss Jeff Zucker — Stroumboulopoulos

had his first contact with the os, 40, said his interest in polnetwork last summer before itics was fuelled less by politZucker arrived — but the en- icians than by listening to the thusiasm continued with the Clash and Public Enemy. He’s eager to interview Snoop Lion, change in management. Stroumboulopoulos already the former Snoop Dogg, on hosts a nightly talk show on the his show because he considers CBC, where his friendly style him such an important figure seems to encourage celebrities in hip-hop. Rap artist Wiz Khalifa, comto open up. “I hope that people pick up ic Martin Short and actor Keanu something new about the per- Reeves were the guests on his son I’m interviewing and find first show. Other confirmed interviews out a way to relate to them,” he said. “I want them to find a con- for the show’s 10-week run include Betty White, Bill Maher, nection.” For CNN, the show repre- Sharon Stone and filmmaker sents an old style for a new Werner Herzog. T:10” The show will tape before generation. Stroumboulopoul-


George Stroumboulopoulos’ new CNN talk show premiered Sunday night.


a studio audience in Los Angeles. Stroumboulopoulos said he’s not gunning for the job of CNN’s other general interview program, Piers Morgan, and said he likes the way Morgan conducts interviews. For the moment, he’ll fit the CNN show in with a schedule that includes the CBC show (which airs twice in the evening) and a weekly music and talk program he does for a CBS radio station. “This is what I do,” he said. “I don’t even have any dependents in my life. I don’t even have a plant.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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DISH Monday, June 10, 2013


Scarlett Johansson.

What’s in a name? A lot of money Scarlett Johansson is suing over the use of her name in The First Thing We Look At, a French novel by Gregoire Delacourt, according to the Hollywood Reporter. The book features a character first believed to be Johansson until it is later revealed she is a look-alike. Johansson is seeking compensation and damages for “breach and fraudulent use of personal rights.”

Pop goes the week

George Takei mad at Twitter, everyone mad at Bieber

Justin Bieber’s neighbours in his gated community are reportedly fed up with his bad behaviour. They plan to have their servants picket his house and throw old gold at his cars.


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George Takei urges his Twitter followers to “stop talking about Amanda Bynes” and instead read up on what’s going on

in Turkey. What? Lindsay Lohan is in Turkey?

Jada Pinkett Smith says she and Will Smith enjoy stopping at the 7-Eleven for ice cream. But not as much as they enjoy firing idiot assistants who come up with lame-ass quotes to make the Smiths appear like totally ordinary folks.

Elton John. all photos getty images

Elton, don’t dress gay. Now here, wear these leather boots and fur hat Elton John’s fashion choices are getting some unwelcome attention in the Russian city of Krasnodar, where he’s set to perform a concert next month. Mikhail Abramyan, of the group Communists of Russia, condemns John’s wardrobe as “homosexual propaganda”

Emma Watson

Watson not walking away

Emma Watson says she nearly gave up on show business after finishing up the Harry Potter series. “I basically took two years out and stepped as far away from it as I could,” she tells Total Film. “I mean, the Harry Potter films were still coming out, but I took time to really try and figure out who I was and what I wanted to do. I even considered not being an actress.”

and wants him to instead perform in the traditional Cassock uniform of a “kneelength caftan, a fur hat and leather boots,” according to E! News. Abramyan and his organization are threatening to protest the show if John doesn’t comply.


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FAMILY Monday, June 10, 2013

Let’s go ride a bike

Welcome your kids to the wheel world CEO and avid Cadbury Bicycle Factory supporter Erica Ehm speaks to the unexpected education one can acquire on a bicycle.

kids, that it’s important to go out and play. METRO In Africa, bicycles have a profound impact on students’ lives. A bike can cut travel time to school by up to four hours a day. • The Cadbury Bicycle Factory is an initiative that has built more than 18,000 bicycles to help

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Want to be healthier? Juggle New study. Our expert weighs in on a report claiming moms who work outside the home enjoy better mental and physical health IT’S ALL RELATIVE Kathy Buckworth,

A recent survey found women who worked full time outside the home after having children had better mental and physical health by age 40 than those who had not. This has of course raised interest, as one might assume that working full time while managing a family would be more stressful, and stress is a known factor in contributing to mental and physical challenges. It would appear that this isn’t necessarily accurate. Why would this be? Personally, I’m not entirely surprised by the findings. I think Albert Einstein had stayat-home moms in mind when he defined the word “insanity” as “doing the same thing over and over again and expecting different results.”

Women who have kids and work full time have been found to have better mental and physical health by 40. ISTOCK

Have you ever been at home with young children? Have you tried to get them to clean up their rooms, pee into the toilet or stop hitting their sister? No matter how many times they are told (clearly it is not “nagging” when it is simply giving them excellent advice), the outcome is often the same. Nothing changes. At least not immediately, and not with-

out years of bribing and threats. Add to that the fact that my research (I drove around a bit) shows that there isn’t a big list moms can carpool to at the end of the day in order to check off: a) continued successfully raising child, b) ensured food was edible and in good portion size and c) minimum health standards were met. Many moms at home just

don’t get to feel that sense of accomplishment that comes with actually moving something forward and affecting change. Not in the short term, at any rate, and one of the most distressing things a parent of young children can hear from parents of older children is that it “never gets easy.” There’s no such thing as a performance review when

you’re on the home front: except for the ones you get from snarly teenage girls who aren’t necessarily focusing on your positive attributes, as the ones in a professional work environment might. Unless, “You suck” is now a good thing in the way that “that’s so sick” has become. (I do try.) The reward system for moms at home also leaves something to be desired. In that there really isn’t one, except for the playground high fives you exchange with a friend when your kid wasn’t the one kicking someone else off the slide. Compare this to the workplace, where most employees can expect to be treated with a modicum of respect, have performance reviews which don’t include door slamming (to be fair, there aren’t any doors in most cubicles), and best of all, they get to take on new responsibilities with the positive achievement of old ones. Being relieved at duties you’ve perfected is something moms at home never get to experience. Until the kids are the ones to leave home, that is. KATHY’S NEW BOOK I AM SO THE BOSS OF YOU: AN 8 STEP GUIDE TO GIVING YOUR FAMILY THE BUSINESS IS AVAILABLE AT BOOKSTORES EVERYWHERE. FOLLOW KATHY ON TWITTER @KATHYBUCKWORTH




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FOOD Monday, June 10, 2013

A dish just for the nibblers Rose Reisman

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1. Cook pasta in boiling water

according to package instructions or until firm to the bite. Rinse with cold water. Drain and place in serving bow.

2. In small skillet sprayed with

vegetable oil sauté corn for 5 minutes just until slightly charred. Add to serving bowl.

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After you finish your seafood feast, it’s only natural to check out the dessert menu. Steer clear of overindulging though.

3. Add all three beans, red pep-

Red Lobster warm chocolate lava cookie

pers, carrots and onions.


Make the dressing: In bowl combine lemon juice, oil, vinegar, garlic and cilantro. Pour over dressing and toss.

1,070 calories / 51 g fat Indulge once too often in this cookie with a molten chocolate centre, topped with vanilla ice cream and drizzled with chocolate sauce, and you’ll pack on the pounds.

This recipe serves eight. Mark Shapiro, from Rose Reisman Brings Home Light Pasta (Robert Rose)

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Pasta (Robert Rose)

Equivalent One Red Lobster warm chocolate lava cookie is equivalent in calories to 20 Oreo cookies.

Ingredients • 8 oz pasta wheels or small shell pasta • 3/4 cup canned corn niblets, drained • 1 cup canned black beans or chick peas, drained • 3/4 cup each canned red and white kidney beans, drained • 1 1/4 cups diced red peppers

• 3/4 cup diced carrots • 1/2 cup diced red onions Dressing • 1/4 cup lemon juice • 3 tbsp vegetable oil • 3 tbsp white balsamic vinegar • 2 tsp crushed garlic • 1/2 cup chopped cilantro

Red Lobster New York style cheesecake 520 calories / 36 g fat At half the calories and much less fat, you’re still best to split this creamy cheesecake.

WORK/EDUCATION Monday, June 10, 2013


Kicking it off once the cap comes off The parties, the pictures, and now, a profession? How to get your game face on after graduation For post-secondary graduates receiving degrees and diplomas in the weeks ahead, excitement over completing their programs may be tempered by the grim job landscape for Canada’s young people. The latest labour force survey from Statistics Canada revealed a decline of 19,000 jobs for youth aged 15 to 24 in April. The youth unemployment rate was at 14.5 per cent last month, little changed compared to a year earlier and more than double the national average. “When you see numbers like that, it can often give you the impression there really aren’t many jobs available in your area,” said Shirin Khamisa, a Toronto-based career counsellor and founder of Careers by Design. “Be very realistic and realize there is a general climate where there are less jobs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to secure a job that’s right for you.” Khamisa and other experts share three ways for job-seeking grads to distinguish themselves in a competitive job market and work toward kickstarting their careers. Build a network Do you have any professional contacts in your area of study or field of expertise? If not, there’s no time like the present to start making connections. Attending industry events, joining a professional umbrella organization or engaging with individuals working in the field to ask about

Don’t give up!

“Be very realistic and realize there is a general climate where there are less jobs, but that doesn’t mean you won’t be able to secure a job that’s right for you.” Shirin Khamisa Career counsellor

Graduating can be exciting ... and a little nerve-racking. Looking for job leads? Try networking with industry professionals. istock

key needs in their area — and how you can fill them — could help build your network, said Khamisa. “That’s the really powerful thing in a job search when it’s a tighter market — to get that face time with people who are in the field you’d like to work in.” Another good way to obtain information and build a network is through informal interviews, said Bruno Castilloux, manager of career

services at the University of Ottawa. He suggested researching the company of interest to craft precise questions before calling to speak briefly with a representative to learn more. Keep connected While many people will be keen to “jump right into jobsearch mode,” Khamisa said that’s not the best way to start a relationship with a potential contact. Khamisa said the

job search should be a time of exploration. It’s often easier when individuals are initially seeking out information and learning about a particular industry and the needs of an organization before hunting for a specific position, she noted. “Reaching out and connecting takes courage ... and I guarantee you there will be times where people don’t get back to you or are just too busy or aren’t receptive,” she said. “But the magic happens when you persevere and you keep going. And eventually, you will connect with a group of people who will help you and support you as you move forward.” Khamisa added she once had a client who developed 10 contacts through cold calling. She continued to keep in touch over several months and ended up getting three different job offers. Placing a phone call isn’t just limited to maintaining professional contacts. When individuals reach the stage where they’re submitting applications, a followup call is another way to show initiative, said Danielle Bragge, a partner with The Headhunters, a Canadian recruitment firm. It doesn’t have to be aggressive. The process can be as simple as an introduction, mentioning your interest in the opportunity you’ve applied for and high-

Go digital

• Many organizations use social networking sites like LinkedIn for recruitment purposes, but Khamisa said establishing an online profile can offer added benefits. • Beyond fostering connections, job seekers can be exposed to professional groups who convene online, she noted. • In many fields, social media and other techrelated skills are becoming

lighting three quick reasons you’d make a great addition to the team, Bragge said. “When we do get those calls, I tell you, it takes the resumé from the bottom of the pile to the top of the pile.” Bragge said while most resumés are directed to human resources, it’s worth-

increasingly necessary for doing an effective job and working efficiently, Khamisa said. • She recommended observing how others in the field are making use of digital tools as a key first step. Bragge said those with an existing online presence — such as a Facebook page — should ensure that they “clean up” their social media profiles because prospective bosses could be watching.

while to make the effort of placing the call. “It may not go anywhere, but it’s the difference between great and ordinary. The thing that amazes me is how few people do that ... even your solid business professionals.” THE CANADIAN PRESS

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Caps hope back-line backbone is back soon MLS. Vancouver loses game, veteran centre back in Saturday match against Seattle Sounders CAM TUCKER

It could be a lose-lose situation for the Vancouver Whitecaps. The local Major League Soccer side dropped a 3-2 loss to the Seattle Sounders FC in a Cascadia Cup derby match before a crowd of 53,679 fans at CenturyLink Field on Saturday evening, and also lost veteran centre back Andy O’Brien to injury in the second half. With the 33-year-old O’Brien on the sidelines, the Sounders scored the equalizer in the 70th minute and the winner in the 81st minute. “I felt we were really comfortable in the game and doing pretty well, but the turning point was losing Andy O’Brien,” Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie told reporters following the match. “When we lost him the game opened up. We were disjointed.” The loss of O’Brien could prove costly in the long run should he be unavailable as a result of the injury. A strong and experienced player, O’Brien leads the club in minutes with 1,141 since the beginning of the regular

Andy O’Brien looks to pass against the Charleston Battery on Feb. 16 in Charleston, S.C. The veteran centre back went down with an injury in the second half of Saturday’s loss to the Seattle Sounders. RAINIER EHRHARDT/GETTY IMAGES Feeling the loss

“I felt we were really comfortable in the game and doing pretty well, but the turning point was losing Andy O’Brien.” Whitecaps head coach Martin Rennie on Saturday’s loss season. He’s proven time and time again to be the dependable backbone of the back line. “He really contributes his veteran leadership,” said

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Whitecaps goalkeeper Brad Knighton of O’Brien. “We had guys playing out of position, which is something you really don’t want when you are playing in front

of an atmosphere of 50,000 people. It was a tough situation for us to put ourselves in. It was just a bit unlucky.” The loss of O’Brien could only add to a depleted group of centre backs. Jay DeMerit ruptured his Achilles tendon in the season opener in early March and is now getting back to doing dryland training, while Brad Rusin is dealing with a calf injury.

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Sept. 24 - Oct. 23 It’s time to get serious about your long-term aims and that means, inevitably, getting rid of certain short-term aims that eat up your time and your energy.



Oct. 24 - Nov. 22 The planets will smooth your path as the new week begins and you will find it quite easy to get your way both in the professional sphere and in your private affairs.

April 21 - May 21 You may prefer to stick with what you know and trust today rather than take a risk on something new. That’s up to you, of course, but it’s also a shame because a little bit of courage could change your life completely.



May 22 - June 21 Keep telling yourself that the changes now taking place are not nearly as bad as some people claim. As a matter of fact they could actually be beneficial, for you anyway, so make sure you have a positive attitude.


June 22 - July 23 You are not as conformist as some people think and what you do over the next few days will prove that fact several times over. Expect a bit of a backlash though.


July 24 - Aug. 23 Try not to give too much away today, especially on the work front where knowledge is most definitely power. The less others know about what you are up to the more likely it is your efforts will be a success.


Aug. 24 - Sept. 23 For some reason you are a bit more aggressive than usual, which could lead to confrontations at home and at work.

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