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CAPILANO University’s board of governors may have to make a stop in B.C. Supreme Court before approving a budget that could affect 220 classes and axe several programs.
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ART students Michaela Hanemaayer, Taylor Smith, Jennifer O’Keefe, and Vilija Davey hold placards to protest course cuts at Capilano University Thursday. The school is currently looking to trim courses to deal with a $1.3 million funding shortfall. Scan with Layar for video.
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Clark apologizes for Jewish slur Brent Richter email@example.com
CITY of North Vancouver councillor Rod Clark has publicly apologized for using a racial slur during a council debate on Monday night.
Council was discussing the
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difﬁcult relationship it has with Port Metro Vancouver when Clark said the city was being “jewed down” by the port. “I used a racial stereotype when describing the actions of Port Metro Vancouver. I deeply regret this reference, which was made in the heat of the moment. It was a very bad mistake. I offer a heartfelt and profound apology to any and
all who were offended by my words,” he said in an email to local media Tuesday night. When forced by the mayor to retract the statement at Monday’s meeting, Clark said it had “no religious overtones.” While blatant anti-Semitism islesswidespreadtoday,incidents like the one at city council are See Education page 5
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Having trimmed administrative expenses, in part by failing to ﬁll vacant positions at the school, Capilano’s budget woes have been exacerbated by inﬂation and the costs of becoming a university, according to a release on the institution’s website. “Times are difﬁcult, but I don’t believe that the institution has exhausted all efforts,” Davison said. “There are system efﬁciencies that are being looked at that have yet to take effect.”
University public affairs manager Jane MacCarthy. About eight per cent of Capilano’s course offerings will likely be impacted. Capilano is moving faster than necessary to approve their budget, according to Davison. “We have these discussions this time of year, but often the budgets aren’t ﬁnalized until late May or June. Having a decision now in the context of an election campaign where you’re trying to talk to somebody over in Victoria or have them help you out, the timing is just bad.”
Capilano University is currently facing a $1.3 million budget shortfall, forcing the school to cut programs that don’t ﬁt with the university model, according to provost Bill Gibson. Textile arts, medical ofﬁce assistant, commerce, and applied business technology courses all face uncertain futures. The school’s budget was slated to become ofﬁcial following a board meeting on May 14, which is also election day, but the Federation of PostSecondary Educators is planning to request an injunction in B.C. Supreme Court to delay budget approval until June. “There’s nobody over in Victoria making decisions at this point,” said George Davison, secretary treasurer for FPSE. “A new government, whether it’s Liberal or NDP, will have a second look at this and have more time to deal with it.” The budget cuts will cause irreparable harm to the education plans of Capilano students, according to the FPSE, who plan to ﬁle their request Friday. The budget also failed to win approval from the Capilano University senate. The 30member advisory committee voted against approving the budget on Tuesday. The senate also favoured delaying program cuts for one year. Approximately 400 ﬁrst-year students will be affected by the cuts, according to Capilano
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Park Royal seeks condo highrises
19- and 24-storey towers planned for south mall’s White Spot site Brent Richter firstname.lastname@example.org
PARK Royal is aiming to be less of a mall and more of a neighbourhood. The mall’s management announced plans April 30 to add residential towers to the mix, along with a host of new stores and a refurbishment of the north mall. “The vision is creating, as many shopping centres are doing today, a move from being a single-purpose delivery of goods and services . . . to becoming a much more inclusive neighbourhood. That neighbourhood would include, obviously, residential as a componentofthedeliverables,” said Rick Amantea, Park Royal vice-president. If approved by the District of West Vancouver, Park Royal will build two towers, 24 and 19 storeys in height, holding 289 units of housing at 752 Marine Drive, the location of White Spot today. The company is also aiming to include a new movie theatre, storefronts and more
restaurants in the commercial podium in the project West Vancouver’s ofﬁcial community plan foresees Park Royal as a commercial centre, so the land will have to go through an OCP amendment and rezoning public process. In exchange for the lucrative upzoning, Park Royal is going to have come up with some perks to offer the community. “Obviously we don’t want to put the cart before the horse. The community needs to have lots of input in that community amenity package and what uses might be there,” Amantea said, though childcare space, a pubic commons area, as well as bicycle and pedestrian infrastructure are likely candidates, he added. Reaction to the plan has been “mostly positive” Amantea said but, not surprisingly, the worry about increased trafﬁc in the already bottlenecked chokepoint was the top concern. “I can tell you in absolute honesty, nobody is more concerned about trafﬁc than we are and anything and everything we do, we need to rationalize ourselves internally
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PARK Royal Presentation Centre ambassadors Birgitta Redcliffe and Gilly Tupling examine a model that incorporates proposed changes to the south mall. Scan with Layar for more design graphics. South is crowning its recent refurbishment by announcing heaps of new businesses including: J. Crew, Loft, Anthropologie, Aritzia, Lush, Sephora, Trattoria, Wear Else, White Spot, Zara and Five Guys Burgers and Fries, all of which are expected to be open by late fall. Park Royal North is scheduled for a similar facelift, including new covered
walkways that link both sides of the complex, and “remerchandising” in 2014. “We are a long-term player here in the community. We continue to look at anything and everything we’re doing not in a short-term perspective but in a longer-term perspective and where the community needs and wants to be in the next 10, 20 and 30 years,” Amantea said.
TransLink task huge for winning party
Advanced polls open till Saturday
Future transit growth unfunded, governance a mess: Walton Brent Richter email@example.com
NO matter which party seizes the legislature on May 14, its MLAs are going to be greeted with the gargantuan task of reforming TransLink.
The public utility’s governance model operates to thesatisfactionofnoone,andthe body has no long-term funding strategy, according to District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton, chairman of TransLink’s mayors’ council. Decisions about service and infrastructure projects are made by the appointed TransLink board, mostly behind closed doors and without meaningful consultation with the mayors’ council, Walton said. The council commissioned a study into other transit systems around the world and concluded that TransLink is “unique and not in a good way,” Walton said. The mayors’ council used to hold the reins of the organization, but the province
reworked the body and gave the decision-making power to an appointed board of experts ﬁve years ago, leaving the mayors blindsided. Returning to the old model may not be realistic because of the tremendous amount of work sorting through details might be too much for already busy mayors to be do the job properly, Walton said. Then there’s the matter of funding the behemoth. “The demand on the system is growing but there’s only enough money to continue the level of service it’s at right now,” Walton said. The only method for municipalities to fund transit is through property taxes but the mayors’ council recently put forward a list of alternative
ﬁrst. We need to be sure that the changes we are making do not, in any way, shape or form, signiﬁcantly impact in a negative way, trafﬁc in and around Park Royal,” he said. Amantea is hoping to attract a mix of seniors looking to downsize into a smaller, cheaper home as well as young people looking to get established in the housing market. Ultimately the market
ways TransLink could raise money including: road and bridge tolling, vehicle levies, or a regional sales tax. Premier Christy Clark announced two weeks ago that the long-term funding model would be decided by voters in a referendum to be held in 2014, which left the mayors’ council bafﬂed, Walton said. “I don’t see the current government having a serious collaborativeapproachtosolving the problem in the region. It’s quite disappointing actually,” he said. “The Liberals have not indicated any signiﬁcant policy positions that I’ve heard of during the election.” But, lest he be painted as a secret New Democrat partisan, Walton said that party’s suggestions of using the carbon tax to fund transit also lacks detail. “I think most of us are just looking for good policy. At this point, I’ve not heard any detail on any NDP platform that leads me to believe they’ve done further thinking either. Whichever government’s elected, we’re starting from square one.” Candidates vying for the North Vancouver-Seymour seat can all agree that change is needed, especially in the
will decide what price the one- and two-bedroom units will sell for but the developer is expecting the smaller 650square foot units to start at around $600,000. If all goes well, Amantea is hoping to have the rezoning in place by the end of 2013 with detailed designs and permits in place for a late 2014 construction start. Meanwhile, Park Royal
servicing that the riding gets, but just how things should change and who should pay is a matter of debate. For B.C. Conservative Brian Wilson, getting rid of the “mucky-mucks making big bucks” at the top is the ﬁrst step. As for how TransLink can become ﬁnancially viable, Wilson said he would like to see a higher portion of operating costs covered by riders before going after homeowners or car drivers. “People driving cars and people living in their homes shouldn’t be subsidizing somebody else’s transportation. That’s the way I feel,” he said. Jane Thornthwaite, B.C. Liberal incumbent, said she doesn’t necessarily agree with her party leader’s plan for a referendum on funding, but said there should be more options outside higher property taxes. “Property tax is not very popular, obviously, on the North Shore considering our properties are very high value,” she said. Thornthwaite said she would like to see a hybrid decisionmaking model that involves the existing board, the province and the mayors. NDP challenger Jim Hanson
could not offer a method to retool the governance model but said increases in service should be funded from the carbon tax. “I think the carbon trust should be eliminated and the carbon tax should be directed to green initiatives, such as TransLink and public transit so people are able to get around and we have a more livable community, and secondly so we can reduce out greenhouse gas emissions,” he said. After ﬁrst going after serious cost savings in TransLink’s operation, the strategy ought to be to increase revenues by increasing ridership, said independent Jaime Webbe. “I’m not supportive of road taxes or car taxes. I don’t like the idea of taxing cars to pay for transit. I think there does need to be better attention to the fare system,” she said. “I think the current fare system we have is not encouraging ridership on the shorter routes and more could be done to adjust the fare system to increase revenues that way.” The governance system for TransLink should be “more participatory,” involving not only the mayors but also the users, the bus drivers who see the system on the frontlines, said Webbe.
HEARD enough? Made your decision?
Eligible voters may cast their election ballot early at advanced polls, which opened Wednesday and will stay open until Saturday evening from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. Proper ID and proof of address are required. North Vancouver-Lonsdale locations: Holy Trinity Catholic Church, 2725 Lonsdale Ave.; North Shore Neighbourhood House, 225 East Second St.; St. John the Evangelist Anglican Church, 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave. North Vancouver-Seymour locations: Karen Magnussen Community Recreation Centre, 2300 Kirkstone Rd.; North Lonsdale United Church, 3380 Lonsdale Ave.; Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court. West Vancouver-Capilano locations:DelbrookCommunity Centre’s north building, 600 West Queens Rd.; St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way; West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. West Vancouver-Sea to Sky locations: Gleneagles Community Centre, 6262 Marine Dr. — Brent Richter
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Education over confrontation: B’nai Brith From page 1 still sadly common, according to Sam Eskenasi, commutations ofﬁcer for B’nai Brith Canada. “A lot of people use terms like that. They don’t necessarily know where it comes from or why it means what it does,” Eskenasi said. B’nai Brith regularly responds to incidents of bigotry targeting Jews, but in cases like Clark’s the organization prefers education over confrontation. “We can take him at face value. We don’t need to argue with that if he’s being sincere in his apology. But we’d deﬁnitely want to meet with him and ﬁll him in on why this is offensive not just to Jews but to other people,” Eskenasi said. “Most of it is not coming from people’s desire to be offensive. They’re just trying to make a point and they don’t realize the word they’re using are a very, very poor choice.”
Students consider class action suit From page 1 The cuts have also been criticized by the university’s co-ordinator for community development and outreach, Debby Vollbrecht, who penned a letter addressing her concerns to the Capilano board of governors. “When we changed from being a community college to being a university, the board and senior administration communicated to our communities that being a teaching university would not be a zero sum game, with new programs added at the expense of others,” she wrote. The university may be using the budget cuts to re-shape the university, according to Vollbrecht, who highlighted cuts to adult education courses, the First Nations Journeys program, and courses for adults with disabilities. “We ask that you slow the process down so that we can work together to meet our enduring commitments to our communities,” she wrote. The actions of Capilano University’s board of governors is slightly puzzling, according to Davison. “I don’t know what they’re trying to do, make a case to the government that they’re underfunded? Every institution is under-funded. The idea though is to minimize the impact on front-line services, on what affects faculty and students, and that doesn’t seem to be the case here,” he said. A class action lawsuit involving students is also a possibility, according to Davison, who said several students have signed afﬁdavits. “This isn’t just for the beneﬁt of faculty, students are going to be impacted by this for years if these decisions are made,” he said.
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West Vancouver police nab Sea to Sky speeders Brent Richter firstname.lastname@example.org
THEY were fast and now they’re furious.
West Vancouver police impounded eight souped-up import vehicles late Friday night after the group was spotted cruising at 140 kilometres per hour on Sea to Sky Highway and Highway 1. A witness called Squamish RCMP to report the speed demons near Furry Creek around 11:30 p.m., but they were too far from local units. “As luck would have it, Air 1 (Lower Mainland trafﬁc safety
helicopter) was up and our patrol team guys got up on the highway while Air 1 was monitoring,” said Const. Jeff Palmer, West Vancouver Police Department spokesman. West Vancouver police issued excessive speed violation tickets to all eight drivers and impounded their whips for seven days. Five of the vehicles are Nissan 240SX models ranging from 1989 to 1997 model years. Police also impounded a 1989 Nissan Skyline, a 1992 Toyota MKII and a 2000 Acura Integra. All vehicles appeared to be ﬁtted with varying stages of highperformance modiﬁcations. Scan this page for Air 1 video footage.
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MPIRICAL evidence took another blow to the face this week, just as the bruise from the last one is starting to show. On Monday, the federal government announced that the National Research Council would no longer fund research into “pure science,” and instead will only focus on research with immediate applications for industry. But today’s pure science is tomorrow’s life-changing technology. Facing critical questions from the British minister of ﬁnance on the value of his research into electricity and magnetism in 1850, a physicist replied, “Sir, one day you will tax this.” On Wednesday, Statistics Canada released the results of its National Household Survey — the ﬁrst since the Conservatives abolished the mandatory long-form census.
Instead of having a 94 per cent-plus response rate, it was closer to 69 per cent. That makes the data more skewed and less reliable to the point of being arguably useless — and we really need every bit of solid information we can get when making policy. Do we really want to be 25 per cent less sure when deciding how to spend millions of dollars? Funding scientiﬁc research should be for the beneﬁt of humanity, not just industry. And we ignore or obscure the reliable evidence around us at our own peril. This Dark Ages approach to knowing and understanding the world around us is going to leave a lasting stain. Even if a future government reverses these absurd decisions, we are still falling behind on precious time and data.
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Gordon Wilson is a fascinating British Columbia study, a shrewd maverick whose feet stepped into a cow-pie or two — most visibly a marital one — but whose head arguably contains the sharpest political smarts of any practitioner hereabouts of our times. So when Wilson announced 10 days before an election, “It’s been 20 years since I called myself a Liberal, but it’s time to come home” — listen very carefully, and read the amazing shrinking numbers for New Democratic Party leader Adrian Dix, all but anointed premier by the punditry long months ago. On Bill Good’s CKNW show, a few days before his return to the Liberal fold, Wilson sliced Dix ﬁne on meaty points that Premier Christy Clark’s handlers have failed to exploit. Notably, the “backdated memo” meant to protect Dix’s then-boss and premier, Glen
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Trevor Lautens Clark. Wrong, Wilson asserts. He deﬁned it as a fraudulently altered ofﬁcial document, which sounds much more Criminal Code-ish. Dix, who long ago openly acknowledged his mistake, recently undermined his apology by the defence that he was “only 35” at the time. A beardless youth? (I’m too kind to describe Dix’s switch on the Kinder Morgan proposal between April 11 and 23 as “Guaranteed principles: Best Before Date 11 days.”) Wilson also noted that the Liberal deﬁcit budgets that bubbled under devout black-ink
worshipper Gordon Campbell simply mirrored similar global humiliations during the 2008’10 depression. Maybe Liberal strategists decided that pointing this out would sound like whining, vulnerable to jeering from the cheap seats — especially if elections are no time to debate the economy, as another Campbell, the brainy Kim, declared in her disastrous 1993 federal campaign and was mocked for. (No wonder politicians speak in stale, cautious platitudes. Ralph Sultan stated that single motherhood partly explained poverty. True! But the mad leftist correct-speak police jumped on this statistical and obvious fact.) Wilson retired from politics but remains a favourite media go-to analyst. He can only help the bouncy Christy Clark, who — as I’ve repeatedly predicted — will astonish multitudes by winning the election. If I’m wrong: It’ll be far, far closer than the wise imagined just two or three weeks ago. “We all knew the race would tighten up,” one of the sages is
declaring as I write this. Yeah, right. ••• I made an executive decision not to assess or recommend North Shore candidates in this election. I attended allcandidates meetings for West Vancouver-Capilano and Sea to Sky ridings, but decided to comment only if I perceived any real duds or terminal blunders. There weren’t. This paper’s reporters commendably covered the meetings. ••• They can’t win, so treading where others fear to tread is easier for Jane Sterk of the Greens and Conservative John Cummins. Both have conducted themselves well. Especially, strong praise here for Cummins’s condemnation of a threat by the Wet’suwet’en First Nation to shut down a mine in northwestern B.C. by using road blockades or by knocking down hydro lines. Cummins urged Clark and Dix to show leadership by joining him in his condemnation. Fat chance. ••• Amazing timing, one
among many: Liberal Mary Polak’s homosexual campaign manager, Todd Hauptman, suddenly discovers a “hateful attitude” toward gays by Langley citizens and quits a week before the election, inﬂicting maximum damage on a hurt and mystiﬁed friend. ••• The stupidest election nonissue to date is Christy Clark’s stop-and-go drive through a red light one morning around 5:15 a.m. — egged on by her son and dutifully recorded by (excellent) Vancouver Sun reporter Jonathan Fowlie. Any West Vancouverite driving to the ferry at that time of morning, who sits and seethes at red lights on the deserted streets, will empathize. Or do likewise. I have, once or twice, and I’m the squarest rulefollower in the Western world. ••• Mayor Michael Smith was displeased, and he isn’t known for hiding his displeasure, by my April 26 piece slamming the proposed commercialization of the Ambleside waterfront strip between 13th and 18th. “Unfortunately the staff
report on this was somewhat misleading and as such was rejected by all of council,” Smith wrote me. Fallout possible? ••• Former mayor Pamela Goldsmith-Jones was spotted a while ago wearing a hard hat at Park Royal — working as a consultant. When contacted, Park Royal executive Rick Amantea said her ﬁrm, PGJ Consulting Inc., was hired for six or seven months “to help us look at and create a new neighbourhood vision . . . identifying community needs, providing input on the design of our future public grounds and social amenities and sustainability, all sorts of things.” The contract ended about three months ago. First as councillor and then two-term mayor, retiring undefeated in December 2011, Goldsmith-Jones obviously took part in decisions affecting Park Royal interests. You all right with that? My take: No problem on the face of it. She has See Former page 7
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Key races include NV-Lonsdale
THERE are 85 ridings being fought over in this election campaign, and trying to keep track of even half of them can be a daunting task for anyone not a political operative or a journalist assigned to election night duties.
But in a close race that separates the top two parties by three percentage points or less — in other words, the usual B.C. election result —, it’s safe to say that about 60 of those ridings are locks for either the B.C. Liberals or the NDP. The rest of them, in a close result, are in play in terms of the chances of them being won by either party. Some tilt towards one party more than the other, and some are potential three-way races involving third party or independent candidates. Of course, if the NDP hangs on to its lead in the polls and wins by ﬁve or six percentage points, the B.C. Liberals will be lucky to hang onto 20 of their existing seats. But history suggests elections in this province are usually much closer than that — and therefore more interesting to anticipate! There’s not enough space in this column to look at all the potentially key races, but there are a number of them in Metro Vancouver that may signal which party is headed for
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victory — and by how many seats — when all the votes are tallied. They are all currently held by the B.C. Liberals, and if they slip into the NDP’s hands it will indicate it’s all over for the ruling party. But if the B.C. Liberals can hold them, they may not be dead yet. Vancouver-Point Grey: this is ground zero of the election for both the B.C. Liberals and the NDP. Both parties are desperate to win here. More than one senior person from either party has told me if they don’t this seat, they don’t win the election. Christy Clark barely won this seat in the byelection — she won by 500 votes, compared to Gordon Campbell’s 2,300 winning margin in 2009 — at the height of her personal popularity and she’s less popular now. Her chief opponent is David Eby of the NDP, but the B.C.
Conservatives are running a credible candidate in Duane Nickull, and he will likely drain votes from Clark. Vancouver-Fairview: a classic “swing” riding that has gone back and forth between the two parties over time. The B.C. Liberals won by a little more than 1,000 votes last time and the NDP is running environmentalist George Heyman against incumbent Margaret MacDiarmid. Heyman is a former BCGEU president, and he’ll no doubt have a vast army of union volunteers working for him on election day. But the fact there is no B.C. Conservative candidate should work in MacDiarmid’s favour. Burnaby North: for some reason, low-proﬁle Richard Lee of the B.C. Liberals keeps winning here, albeit by smaller margins: just 258 votes in 2009. The NDP’s Janet Routledge is his chief opponent, and the NDP has
almost got this marked in their win column. Surrey-Tynehead: longtime B.C. Liberal MLA Dave Hayer isn’t running, leaving this one wide open. Two Indo-Canadian newcomers: Avtar Bains for of the NDP and Amrik Virk of the B.C. Liberals are squaring off, but given that Hayer only won by fewer than 1,600 votes and that a Conservative candidate is running, the NDP has to like its chances for victory much better than before. Maple Ridge-Mission/ Maple Ridge-Pitt Meadows: is there a community in B.C. more polarized than Maple Ridge? For years, elections in the region have gone down right to the wire on election night. Last time, the NDP won MR-PM by 274 votes, while the B.C. Liberals won MR-M by a mere 68 votes. If either riding is at all close, it may be a sign the B.C. Liberals may be more popular than they now
appear to be. North VancouverLonsdale: on paper, this would seem like a fairly safe B.C. Liberal riding. Naomi Yamamoto won by 2,500 votes last time, but the NDP has won here before and long time city councillor Craig Keating is running for the NDP. So, in a close race, the path to victory would seem to begin on the west side of Vancouver, take a brief detour to North Vancouver and head through Burnaby and down to Surrey. We’ll see which party can stick to that path with the most success. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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THE District of North Vancouver is in good ﬁnancial shape, according to its 2012 audited ﬁnancial statements.
The 2012 revenues, expenditures and transfers, overseen by the district’s audit committee as well as an outside consulting ﬁrm, came up for discussion at an April 29 council meeting. “They show the district to be in a healthy ﬁnancial position. Fixed assets of half a billion dollars. . . . We’ve almost reached a position where we’re putting enough money into capital allocations each year to replenish our ﬁxed asset position. I think that is a really important status,” said Coun Robin Hicks, who is also an audit committee member. “The reserves and investments are signiﬁcantly healthy as well.” The district is passing a 2.5-per cent tax increase in 2013, including a one-per cent bump for infrastructure projects. But the sound news belied a troubling trend in numbers put forward by Coun. Alan Nixon. After acknowledging that changes in accounting practices make direct comparisons almost impossible, Nixon noted the ballooning budgets, tax collection, employee expenditures and infrastructure spending the district has seen in the 11 years since he was elected. Compared to a 17.8-per cent jump in the Vancouver consumer price index since 2002, the total 2012 expenses for the district of $145.7 million rose 47 per cent. The amount the district collected in property taxes rose by a similar percentage. At $7.28 million, spending on recreation services was up 48 per cent and the number of employees making more than $100,000 went from eight in 2002 to 62 in 2011. Nixon then posed a number of rhetorical questions, encouraging council to evaluate whether the municipality was on the right track.
“Is my quality of life as a resident in the district 52 per cent better than it was in 2002?” he asked. “Are district residents 48 per cent healthier in 2012 than they were in 2002 as a result of that increased investment in recreation services?” The point in “boring council with numbers” was to show that the district’s taxing and spending was on an unsustainable trajectory that would have to be reined in. “Over the coming years we are going to have to make some really tough decisions about how to dramatically control expenditures while maintaining a semblance of the quality of life we have come to cherish here in the district,” he said. The sentiment of ﬁscal prudence behind Nixon’s comments was echoed by others on council, but the methodology didn’t hold up without context, most argued. Things not captured in the limited data available included things outside the district’s control,likeCanadianUnionofPublicEmployees salaries negotiated by Metro Vancouver, the rising cost of the RCMP contract and increased downloading of services that should be under provincial or federal jurisdiction. On the revenue side, the data didn’t show how new development added to the district offsets the tax burden on the existing population or new sources of non-tax revenue. Taking those things into account, the district is actually quite competitive with its Lower Mainland neighbours, Mayor Richard Walton said. The district has also forgone lots of revenuegenerating activities that would ﬁll the coffers because that’s what council believed the community wanted, Coun. Mike Little said, including casinos, outdoor billboard advertising and the sale of land for development. For Coun. Lisa Muri, the trend in numbers was a sign of too much government for too few people who live on North Shore, leading to a call for consolidation of municipalities. “We have 28 councillors on the North Shore. We have ﬁve mayors. Our population is just under 200,000 we need to continue to have a conversation around consolidating our communities so our children are not going to be put in a position that Coun. Nixon and some of us foresee in the future,” she said.
WV OKs rugby club liquor licence
DISTRICT of West Vancouver council approved Capilano Rugby Football Club’s application for a primary liquor licence Monday.
The 6th Annual
Coun. Craig Cameron asked about the district splitting the proﬁt from the liquor sales with the club, but his idea was stopped in its
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Expropriate sewage plant site
Dear Editor: Thank you to District of North Vancouver’s Coun. Alan Nixon and City of North Vancouver’s Coun. Guy Heywood for your educational letter regarding the proposed relocation of the primary waste treatment facility (North Shore News, May 1). The analysis by both councillors of the relocation alternative for the facility from its present location on Squamish land, under the Lions Gate Bridge, is excellent. Indeed both the federal government and Metro Vancouver government have shared responsibility in the matter. The confusion regarding the responsibility of Metro Vancouver for funding the relocation alternative creates further awareness of the need for an immediate discussion of municipal amalgamation across the Lower Mainland. It is interesting that an initiative as important as this waste facility is not discussed in either the Metro Vancouver strategy document or in the District of North Vancouver and City of North Vancouver’s ofﬁcial community plans. The absence of that discussion highlights a gap in the planning process among identiﬁcation and matching of infrastructure needs with redevelopment. Redevelopment is generally a primary source of funding for infrastructure upgrades. The option of relocation of the facility is pegged at $500
million. My independent analysis indicates a less expensive option may be considered. I suggest that expropriation of the lands the existing facility sits on be considered. Expropriation, under the First Nations Land Management Act, is a viable economic option. Upgrades to the facility can then be funded under a public-private partnership model promoted by Nixon and Heywood. That model might include levies on the redevelopment proposed on the North Shore over the next 20 years. This option is modest, and certainly not a marquee project. Yet it is a responsible option. This option would have a net cost of less than $50 million to taxpayers, after the Pemberton Avenue lands acquired for relocation are disposed. Funding could start immediately and spread out the impact to taxpayers in such a way to have only a one- to two-per-cent impact on annual property taxes. Prudent management of municipal infrastructure is best achieved by a broad, integrated municipal plan tied to local ofﬁcial community plans, where the less costly options are funded by stakeholders including residents, and all levels of government. Hazen Colbert North Vancouver (Editor’s note: A letter from both North Vancouver mayors on this topic will run in Sunday’s paper.)
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Self-serving Stephenson no Green party member Dear Editor: You published a letter May 8 to the editor from Jim Stephenson (Green Vote a Dilemma for Some). In it, he claimed to be a “green person,” and endorsed Craig Keating as “environmentally enlightened.” I’m sure people in Moodyville who have traded views of eagle’s nests for a massive coal pile under his watch agree! Some of Keating’s supporters are actually supporting him to get him off of council for this very reason. Stephenson was a one-time candidate in West Vancouver Seato-Sky, and has not been a member of the Green Party of British Columbia for some time. Andrew Weaver, who in his letter he claims to support, had this to say of him, “I have no idea who Jim Stephenson is.” Stephenson is just doing what he does best, looking out for the political interests of Jim Stephenson. The NDP is desperate for votes, because they have run an incredibly ineffective campaign provincially, they have not told people what they are going to do if elected, and they are aggressively targeting Green supporters. Ryan Conroy, Green Party candidate North Vancouver-Lonsdale
Clark’s racist comment shocking Dear Editor: It is shocking that city councillor Rod Clark could use a racist slur in public and call it common practice in this day and age! Just withdrawing his comment is not enough — he should publicly apologize in this paper and take a sensitivity training class. He represents so many minorities in this diverse city — who is next? Lyn Flitton, North Vancouver
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INQUIRING REPORTER DESPITE a referendum on the ballot, only 55 per cent of eligible voters headed to the polls in 2009. Participation in provincial elections has been on a downward slide since 1983, when more than 77 per cent of British Columbians made their mark. With four parties offering different policies on key economic and environmental issues, are you angry, hopeful, or desperate enough to vote this year, or do you have something better to do? Find us on Facebook or Twitter and tell us what you think. — Jeremy Shepherd
Claudette Blake North Vancouver “Yes. Provincially, I’ve always wanted the NDP. They say Adrian Dix had some problems. I think he deserves to have a chance, and I am deﬁnitely going to make sure that I am there to vote.”
Sheridan Blake North Vancouver “Yes, I’m tired of the Liberals.”
Are you more engaged in this election than you were last time?
Chance McCullough North Vancouver “No, I’m pretty much interested in all elections. I just hope the NDP gets in and represents unionized workers.”
Jason Phillips Langley “I don’t vote. I just think democracy in this day and age is a false ideal.”
Milton Oppelt North Vancouver “No, to make an honest point, I think it’s more of the same old crap. It’s unfortunate but I don’t trust and I really, don’t have a whole lot of respect for any of these parties.”
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Winter Club locks out CUPE Brent Richter email@example.com
After rejecting a contract offer from their employer, 16 North Shore Winter Club employees have been locked out from the club. Members of the Canadian Union of Public Employees Local 389 who maintain the ice and club building voted 11-2 to reject the contract offer on April 27. The other three members did not show up for the vote. The employees stayed on the job until being locked out Friday. They are now picketing and calling on club members to stay off the rink for their own safety. “With the pool, we’re talking about chlorine. We’ve got refrigeration equipment on the curling rink and ice rink. We’re talking about ammonia and things, and it can have some pretty signiﬁcant consequences if there’s an accident,” said John Strohmaier, CUPE national representative.
The employees have been without a contract since June of 2012. At issue in the labour dispute is the scheduling of shifts and a change in the employees’ beneﬁts. The club would like to change the hours of work from the existing four 10-hour shifts, which allows the employees to have additional part-time jobs, to ﬁve eight-hours shifts, Strohmaier said. The club’s management is also pushing to create one universal beneﬁts package for the entire staff of 55. Non-union employees’ beneﬁts packages are about 20 per cent smaller than the union ones, Strohmaier said. The club and its services will remain open during the dispute according to David Long, general manager of the club. Management will take over the ice equipment and maintenance in the meantime, which Long told the North Shore News would be safe. “I’ll leave that up to the B.C. Safety Authority to answer that question. I wouldn’t be going through this process if I didn’t feel it was possible,” he said.
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THE Tsleil-Waututh Nation in North Vancouver has a new chief and a new, larger council following a band election April 2. Maureen Thomas is the new chief of the First Nation, winning her position with 111 votes over her closest challenger, Carleen Thomas, who garnered 66 votes. Maureen Thomas is no stranger to the chief’s position. She previously led the nation as chief from 2003 to 2004 and was on the most recent council. Justin George, who was the previous chief of the Tsleil-Waututh, did not run in the election. George said it was a great honour to serve his
community. But after four years as chief and eight years on council, in addition to having a young family, George said he needed to step back. A crowded ﬁeld of 19 candidates put their names forward for band council. Of those, the ﬁve elected were Jen Thomas, Liana Martin, Travis George, Charlene Aleck and Deanna George. Martin and Jen Thomas both served on the previous council. This council is also bigger than the previous council. Election rules that govern the TsleilWaututh stipulate there should be one council position for every 100 band members. Since the last election, the nation’s population has edged up over 500, so an additional council position was created. Two hundred people cast ballots in the election. The council sits for a two-year term, which will end March 31, 2015.
PROGRESSIVE VOTERS SUPPORT CRAIG KEATING Friends, We are progressive voters in the constituency of North Vancouver, and we ask these two key questions: Which of the progressive candidates will have the most impact on BC’s environment and economy? Which one has the greatest electability? It is clear to us which candidate we support. We encourage you to join us in voting for Craig Keating on May 14.
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Sna7m: Strong Spirit at the Ferry Building Gallery
The arrival of canoes
Featured artists Austin, Rick (Xwalacktun) and James Harry Sna7m: Strong Spirit kicked off with an opening ceremony at host venue the Ferry Building Gallery April 30. Organizers of the exhibition and series of events on First Nations art and storytelling are offering a host of related programming at the West Vancouver gallery until May 26. The opening evening, entitled Beginning Our Sacred Work, saw the arrival of canoes, a welcome and blessing ceremony, and bonﬁre and celebration. The exhibition features works by a number of artists including Xwalacktun and James Harry. Upcoming events include: a carving demonstration from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and a Mother’s Day drum circle from 2 to 4 p.m. on Sunday, May 12; We Are All One, a panel discussion, May 15; a carving demonstration May 19; and the closing ceremony May 26. For full schedule and more information, visit ferrybuildinggallery. com. Scan the photo above using Layar to view a video of the opening evening’s festivities.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to ARTS & CULTURE
Paperman is a 2012 black-and-white 3D hand-drawn/computer animated romantic comedy short ﬁlm produced by Walt Disney Animation Studios and directed by John Kahrs. The short, blending traditional animation and computer animation, premiered at the Annecy International Animated Film Festival in June 2012. The short’s theatrical release was November 2, 2012 as it was shown in theatres before Wreck-It Ralph screenings. It is now also available as part of the Wreck-It Ralph DVD release. Paperman won both an Academy Award for Best Animated Short Film at the 85th Academy Awards, and the Annie Award for Best Animated Short Subject at the 40th Annie Awards. — Wikipedia
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FOR an artist, there’s not much better than working at Disney, home to legendary worldwide animation ﬁlms, television shows and characters spanning through decades and generations of adoring fans.
Ask just about anyone what their favourite Disney movie is and they’ll have a hard time narrowing it down (even if the correct answer is Alladin. Or The Lion King. Maybe Toy Story . . . it’s impossible). But if someone pulled an animator by the ear and forced them to answer what was better than working at Disney, it would have to be working at Disney — and winning an Oscar at the same time. This surreal experience is one two former Capilano University graduates are living through right now, having both been a part of Disney’s
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Academy Award-winning animated short ﬁlm Paperman, as seen before the showings of Disney’s animated feature ﬁlm Wreck-It Ralph, released in November, 2012. The short also accompanies the new DVD release of Wreck-It Ralph as a bonus feature. Sarah Airriess, graduate of Capilano University’s Commercial Animation program in 2002, worked as a ﬁnal line supervisor on Paperman, establishing the drawn look for the characters and making sure the other ﬁnal line artists didn’t stray from the style they were shooting for. When asked to describe the feeling she had working on an Academy Award-winning ﬁlm, Airriess had trouble coming up with an answer, as her work was ofﬁcially over on the project more than a year ago. But she gave it her best go. “Kind of surreal . . .the short itself feels so long in the past now (I ﬁnished on it just over a year ago) that I feel a little detached, personally,” she said in an email interview from Walt Disney Animation Studios in Burbank, Calif. “But
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suddenly, after the Oscars, people I hadn’t heard from in ages sent me congratulations after recognizing my name in the credits.” Clio Chiang, also a graduate of Capilano University’s Commercial Animation program in 2005, worked as a story artist on Paperman where she constructed camera angles and composition of each shot, made sure the storytelling was clear and created a “blueprint” of sorts for the ﬁlm. “I feel incredibly proud of our director, John Kahrs,” Chiang says. “Sometimes it’s difﬁcult to realize a personal story in a large corporation such as Disney, but after being put through the story wringer he managed to stick to his original vision for the short. I also feel a lot of pride in it having been such a small group, like a sort of guerrilla project.” Having been professional artists since their respective graduations, both Airriess and Chiang worked in smaller studios around Vancouver before See Animators page 36
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CALENDAR GALLERIES Artemis Gallery: 104C4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Hours: TuesdaySunday, noon to 5 p.m. Info: 778-233-9805 or artemisgallery.ca. Lotus Land — Architecture and Infrastructure: A collection of urban and suburban landscapes by graphite pencil specialist Charles Keillor will be displayed May 10-June 2. Opening reception: Friday, May 10, 7-10 p.m. Artist will be in attendance on the weekends. B.C. Mills Museum at Lynn Headwater Park: 4900 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-2245739. B.C. Binning Residence: 2968 Mathers Cres., West Vancouver. Info: 604-7332313 or conservancy.bc.ca. Bellevue Gallery: 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery hours: Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and outside gallery hours by appointment. Info: bellevuegallery.ca. Saturated Phenomenon: Works in graphite, encaustic and steel by Erica L. Grimm will be on display until May 11. Binkley Sculpture Studios: 535 East First St., North Vancouver. Info: MichaelBinkley.com or 604See more page 15
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CALENDAR From page 14 984-8574. BrushStrokes Gallery: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Hours: Sunday, 11:30 a.m.-6 p.m., Thursday, 11:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m., Friday and Saturday, 11:30 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: nsartists.ca. Members of The North Shore Artists’ Guild display a variety of original art including oil paintings, watercolours, acrylics and mixed media on an ongoing basis with new works every month. Buckland Southerst Gallery: 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-922-1915 or bucklandsoutherst.com. Reﬂection — Light and Thought: New works of paint and sculpture by Lynn Falconer and Elizabeth Topham will run until May 15. Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@ gmail.com. Capilano Mall: 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. May is Art Month: A pop up gallery will display 2D art until May 16. Caroun Art Gallery: 1403 Bewicke Ave., North
Vancouver. Info: caroun.net, 778-372-0765 or artgallery@ caroun.com. Gallery hours: Tuesday to Sunday, noon to 8 p.m. Painting Exhibition: Work by Soosan Khan Mohammadi will be on display until May 14. Spring Group Exhibition: Paintings and drawings by a variety of artists will be displayed May 16-29. Opening reception: Saturday, May 18, 4-9 p.m. Casa Del Caffe: 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-983-2233. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Exhibit: Work by artists from 195 Studios will have their work on display until June 15. CityScape Community Art Space: 335 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604988-6844 or nvartscouncil. ca. Gallery hours: MondaySaturday, noon to 5 p.m. Uncovered: An exhibition that celebrates the nude ﬁgure will run until May 11. Capilano University Textile Arts Grad Show: Student works with a focus on items that are transformative or tell personal stories will be on display May 16-June 8. Opening reception: Thursday, May 16, 7-9 p.m. Artist talk: Saturday, May 18, 2 p.m. Art Rental Salon: An ongoing art rental
programme with a variety of original artwork available ranging from $10 to $40 per month. Coastal Patterns Gallery: 582 Artisan Lane, Bowen Island. Hours: WednesdaySunday, noon-5 p.m. or by appointment. Info: 604762-4623, 778-997-9408 or coastalpatternsgallery.com. Cove Creek Gallery: 4349 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. David Pirrie Studio: 1210 Arborlynn Dr., North Vancouver. Info: davidpirrie. com. David Neel Gallery: 104 West Esplanade, North Vancouver. Info: 604-9889215, davidneel.com. Delany’s Coffee House: 2424 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-9214466. Delany’s Coffee House: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver.Cas District Foyer Gallery: 355 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m.4:30 p.m. Info: 604-9886844 or nvartscouncil.ca. The North Vancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of watercolour paintings by Tamara Phillips and artistic wood pieces by David Wagner until July 2. District Library Gallery: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., See more page 16
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paintings by Anne Gudrun from May 22 to July 16. Opening reception: Saturday, May 25, 2-4 p.m. Ferry Building Gallery: 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Admission to all shows is free. Info: 604-9257290 or ferrybuildinggallery. com. Gallery hours: TuesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Closed Mondays. Sna7m — Strong Spirit: An
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SHE doesn’t demand rose petals in her toilet bowl or roomtemperature bottled water in her boudoir, nor does she throw public temper tantrums at the slightest provocation, but Aurianna Angelique has still been called a diva.
It’s a word that carries negative connotations, thanks to the tabloid-hyped behavior of certain high-maintenance stars, but Angelique wears the label with pride. A diva is, after all, a strong, glamorous woman with talent to spare.
“My personality is bigger than life,” says the 28-yearold singer. “I just carry myself and I know what I’m good at — and I do try to stay humble.” Conﬁdence and charisma are two attributes Angelique shares with Efﬁe Melody White, the character she portrays in the Arts Club Theatre Company production of Dreamgirls, which runs until July 7 at the Stanley Industrial Alliance Stage in Vancouver. “It’s weird, when I ﬁrst found out I got the role I thought it would be a challenge because I don’t see myself being like Efﬁe,” she says, describing her character as headstrong and confrontational. “It’s kind of been a realization, through the process, that we do have similar characteristics.” With book and lyrics by Tom Eyen and music by Henry Krieger, Dreamgirls premiered on Broadway in 1981. The Arts Club production is
directed by the company’s artistic managing director Bill Millerd, a West Vancouver native. Set in the 1960s, the Motown musical is loosely based on the story of The Supremes. It follows one girl group’s rise to fame, and their internal feuds along the way. Efﬁe, famously played by Jennifer Holliday in the Broadway production, represents Florence Ballard. The original lead singer of The Dreamettes, Efﬁe unquestionably has the strongest voice of the trio. But, when the group reinvents itself as The Dreams, Efﬁe is replaced as by backup singer Deena Jones (based on Diana Ross), whose softer voice and slimmer ﬁgure are deemed more suitable for the spotlight. American Idol contestant Jennifer Hudson earned a Best Supporting Actress Oscar for her portrayal of Efﬁe in the 2006 ﬁlm adaptation of Dreamgirls, which repopularized the showstopping number “And I Am Telling You I’m Not Going.” See Singer page 19
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DAREN Herbert stars in the Dreamgirls production. “Anywhere I could get a microphone and sing, I was deﬁnitely on it.” When she performed in her ﬁrst musical, Once on This Island by Lynn Ahrens and Stephen Flaherty, it marked a turning point. “I played a small girl. And I knew from the moment I hit that stage. I remember coming off stage telling my mother this is what I wanted to do for the rest of my life,” she says. “It was kind of that ﬁrst show that broke me in.” After graduating from a performing arts high school, Angelique moved across the country to attend the American Musical and Dramatic Academy in New York City. “And I’ve been singing and blessed to be working ever
since.” She recently relocated to Toronto, where she performed in the Motown revue Love Train. Dreamgirls marks her Vancouver debut. While the show chronicles the rise of one musical group, it also speaks to the broader political and cultural history of the 1960s. Motown music was in its heyday and bands were releasing melodic, danceable “crossover” hits designed to appeal to both black and white markets. The melding of soul and pop changed the course of American musical history. “It’s untouchable,” Angelique says of Motown. “I think the music speaks for itself. It’s really good music and I think that everyone can relate to it in their own way.”
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CALENDAR From page 17 Gallery hours: Saturday and Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. or by appointment. Contemporary and abstract paintings by Gordon Oliver, Robert Botlak and Gary W. Eder. The Music Box: 1564 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Mystic Mask Art Studio: 319 West 28th St., North Vancouver. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-3455 or nvcl.ca. North Vancouver Community History Centre: 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. Hours: Tuesday-Saturday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8016 or nvma.ca.
Imagining North Vancouver: Learn about the beginnings of North Vancouver and how it came to be with an exhibit about dreamer Edward Mahon. Runs until Sept. 30, 2013. North Vancouver Museum: 209 West Fourth St., North Vancouver. Open by appointment only. Info: 604990-3700, ext. 8016. North Vancouver Experience, an ongoing exhibit deﬁning life in North Vancouver. Presentation House Gallery: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Gallery hours: Wednesday -Sunday, noon-5 p.m. Info: 604-986-1351 or presentationhousegall.com. Slavs and Tartars — Friendship of Nations: An
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CALENDAR From page 22 Doors open at 7 p.m. and warm-up acts start at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $10/$5 which includes coffee and goodies. Highlands United Church: 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Spring Serenade: The Ambleside Orchestra will perform a concert Friday, May 24 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by donation ($15 suggested). Info: 604-8809140 or amblesideorchestra. ca. Kay Meek Centre:
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Admission by donation: Tickets: vyso.com. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9840286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. Music at Noon: Pianist Nicole Thomas Zyczynski and tenor Hew Gwynne will perform Tuesday, May 14 at noon. Admission by donation. Lynn Valley United Church: 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: lynnvalleychurch.com. Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at
7:30 p.m. Schedule: May 10, soprano Emily Pearce; May 17, violinist Andrea Siradze; May 24, vocal artist Will Blunderﬁeld and May 31, actor Gary Jones. Admission by suggested donation of $10. The third Friday of each month, youth are invited for dinner and the show for $15 with tickets purchased by 5 p.m. Marpole United Church: 1296 West 67th Ave., Vancouver. The Singer: Opera Mariposa will perform a fundraising concert for the newly opened See more page 24
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CALENDAR From page 23 Complex Chronic Diseases Program Sunday, May 12 at 7:30 p.m. Admission by a suggested donation of $20. Tickets: operamariposa@ gmail.com, 778-918-9498 or at the door. Info: operamariposa.com. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info and reservations: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. La Musa, La Musica: White Sparrow will invoke the muses of poetry, love and comedy through Renaissance music and dance Thursday, May 16 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. Wind Song Trio will perform
English art songs Thursday, May 23 at 10:30 a.m. Tickets: $15/$12. St. Andrew’s United Church: 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 or st-andrewsunited.ca. Voice of the Tango: Laudate Singers and Tangissimo will perform a blend of classical, jazz and tango Saturday, May 11 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30/$25/$10. There will be a sweet reception at intermission to meet the musicians. Tickets: laudatesingers.com or 604-729-6814. St. David’s United Church: 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Mother’s Day Multi Choir Concert: St. David’s
United Church Choir, A Tout Choeur and The West Vancouver Heritage Choir will perform Sunday, May 12 at 4 p.m. Admission by donation. Proceeds will go to “Fresh Start,” a project for clean and healthy living for Vancouver’s homeless. West Vancouver Community Centre: 2121 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Community Concert Series: West Vancouver Community Centre ﬂute, saxophone and violin students will perform a free concert Thursday, May 30 at 4 p.m. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-7446 or westvanlibrary. ca.
Music at the Library — Friday Night Concert: Jane Coop will be accompanied by violinist Laurie Smukler and cellist Darret Adkins performing works by Brahms May 24 at 7:30 p.m. THEATRE Anne MacDonald Studio: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Impro: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Saturday of every month at 10:30 p.m. Tickets: $12. Deep Cove Shaw Theatre: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info and tickets:
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plays until May 11 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $20. Pirates of Penzance: The North Shore Light Opera Society will present this story of a man who was born on Feb. 29 and can’t leave a band of tender-hearted pirates until he turns 21 (another 63 years) Thursdays-Saturdays at 8 p.m. with Sunday matinees at 2 p.m. from May 16 to June 1. Tickets: $10-$30. Theatre at Hendry Hall: 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. Reservations: 604-983-2633 or northvanplayers.ca. The Amorous Prawn: A comedy about army staff running a manor as a ﬁshing See more page 26
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SHANE Koyczan has become an industry. The West Coast writer who rose to fame when his patriotic ode to Canada We Are More was featured in the opening ceremonies of the 2010 Winter Olympics has become something unique: the poet as entrepreneur. He has newsletters, YouTube videos, and a band. T-shirts inspired by his poetry retail for $25 on his website. Koyczan blended his words with the music of the folk group the Short Story Long for the album Remembrance Year, which is available for digital download for $9.99, also on his website. Poetry-
lovers can purchase an audio recording of Koyczan reciting his poem of the month for 99 cents. “This isn’t the kind of job with like, job security or anything like that. If you’re going to do it you really have to bite the bullet and say ‘I’m going to do this.’ I remember quitting my job and saying, ‘I’m going to give this a year and see where it takes me.’ It just kept snowballing,” Koyczan says. “I make a good living doing what I do.” During a phone interview Koyczan’s voice sounds a little deeper and his cadence slightly more abrupt than during some of his stage performances. Earlier this year Koyczan appeared shy and shaken as he strode to the microphone to recite his poem “To This Day” at TED, an idea conference. “When I was a kid I used
to think pork chops and karate chops were the same thing,” Koyczan began. That childhood misapprehension, and a few accidental bruises, led to an investigation into abuse, a hated nickname, and what is now his best-known poem. The work examines the lasting effects of bullying and name-calling with the passage: “We got called them all, so we grew up believing no one would ever fall in love with us. That we’d be lonely forever. That we’d never meet someone to make us feel like the sun was something they built for us in their tool shed.” A version of the poem replete with animation has been viewed more than eight million times on YouTube. The TED conference remains a high watermark for See TED page 44
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CALENDAR From page 24 lodge May 23 (preview)-25, 29-31, June 1 and 5-8 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16. Windsor Secondary: 931 Broadview Dr., North Vancouver. Macbeth: Windsor secondary students will perform this Shakespeare play until May 11 at 8 p.m. Admission: $15/$10 Tickets and info: 604-903-3700. DANCE Capilano Mall: 935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Mother’s Day Celebration: Students of AMED Dance Academy will perform Saturday, May 11, 3:30-4 p.m. between Walmart and Starbucks. Centennial Theatre: 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: centennialtheatre.com. Box ofﬁce: 604-984-4484. Terpsichore Dance Celebration: A national dance competition with free daily performances May 10 to 12, 9 a.m.-10 p.m. SpecTAPular: The West Coast Tap Dance Collective will celebrate tap dance day with a show honouring Ethel Bruneau Saturday, May 18 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $25. Our Celtic Celebration: Nora Pickett Irish Dance Academy and The Eire Born Irish Dance Society will perform a mix of traditional and modern dancing Sunday,
May 19 at 2 p.m. Tickets: $20/$15. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: kaymeekcentre. com or 604-981-6335. Extravadanza: A showcase of the repertoire from North Shore Academy of Dancing’s competitive solos, duos and trios program Friday, May 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $18/$15. Presentation House Theatre: 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Tickets: phtheatre.org or 604-9903474. CLUBS AND PUBS Beans on Lonsdale: 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9852326. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. Brewster’s Coffee: 2436 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-9820. The Eagles Club Starlight Room: 170 West Third St., North Vancouver. East Side Marios: Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. Electric Owl: 928 Main St., Vancouver. Info: 604-5580928. A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Bluesman John Hammond will perform Sunday, May 12 at 8 p.m. Admission: $33/$30. Tickets: See more page 30
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CALENDAR From page 26 capilanou.ca/nscucentre or at the door. Jack Lonsdale’s Pub: 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9867333. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. Larson Station Restaurant: Glenegales Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr., West Vancouver.
La Zuppa: 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-986-6556. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Martin Hunt Wednesday, May 22 at 7 p.m. Topic: What are the implications of productive technology? Is it the blessing we thought it would be? Info: 778-7828000 or philosopherscafe.net.
Legion #118: 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-1115 or info@ legion118.com. Narrows Pub: 1979 Spicer Rd., North Vancouver. Mist Ultra Bar: 105-100 Park Royal, West Vancouver. Info: 604-926-2326. DJs spin classic dance music from the 80s, 90s and today. Queens Cross Pub: 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North
Vancouver. Info: 604-9268838. Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m. Mother’s Day Brunch: Pianist Gaye Alcott will perform Sunday, May 12 from noon to 2 p.m. Rusty Gull: 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Wednesday,
Vancouver. Info: queenscross. com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. The Raven Pub: 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. Info: theravenpub.com. Adam Woodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. Red Lion Bar & Grill: 2427 Marine Drive, West
Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m. Sailor Hagar’s Brew Pub: 235 West First St., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9843087. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-1 a.m. The Village Taphouse: Park Royal Village, West Vancouver. Info: 604-922See more page 42
GENERAL ELECTION Remember to Vote. Tuesday, May 14 is General Voting Day. Bring Identification Under the Election Act, voters must prove their identity and residential address in order to receive a ballot or register to vote in conjunction with voting in a provincial general election or by-election. Voters may present identification, or use a process known as vouching. Some acceptable types of identification and information on the vouching process are found below.
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Option 1 A single document issued by the Government of BC or Canada that contains the voter’s name, photograph and residential address, such as a BC driver’s licence, BC Identification Card (BCID), or BC Services Card. Option 2 A Certificate of Indian Status as issued by the Government of Canada. Option 3 Two documents that together show the voter’s name and residential address. Both documents must show the voter’s name. At least one of the documents must also contain the voter’s residential address. Please note: Digital or electronic documents (e.g. e-bills) are acceptable. Hand-written information on a document, photocopies or electronic scans/photos of a paper document are not acceptable. The following are examples of the document types authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer for the purposes of voter identification (the list of documents is illustrative, not exhaustive). Other specific documents (not listed below) may be authorized by the Chief Electoral Officer. For questions about the acceptability of a specific document, please contact Elections BC. Government-issue identity document Examples: healthcare card, birth certificate, Social Insurance Card, passport, citizenship document/ certificate, Old Age Security Identification Card, Canadian Forces identification, Firearm Acquisition Certificate, firearm Possession and Acquisition Licence, Veterans Affairs Canada Health Care Identification Card, Correctional Service Canada Offender Identification Card. Other government-issue document Examples: property tax assessment, income tax assessment notice, government cheque, government cheque stub, statement of employment insurance benefits paid, Canada Child Tax Benefit Statement, statement of Canada Pension Plan benefits, statement of Old Age Security. School/college/university-issue document Examples: admissions letter, report card, transcript, residence acceptance/confirmation, tuition/fees statement, student card.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to FASHION & STYLE
Bollywood stylist sets down roots Christine Lyon firstname.lastname@example.org
A light stream of midday pedestrian trafﬁc ﬂows, unhurriedly, past the North Vancouver salon where Dilshad Pastakia works as a hair stylist. The storefront scene is a stark contrast to the streets outside Pastakia’s two Mumbai salons where, at times, thousands of crazed fans and paparazzi would swarm around the front doors hoping to catch a glimpse of the latest celebrity du jour. In India, Pastakia made a name for herself as a hair stylist to the Bollywood stars, best known for creating the signature ’do of ﬁlm legend Shahrukh Khan. “Earlier he had all this volume at the back, and then he had this short top,” she says of Khan’s early ’90s style. “So I changed it. I kind of gave him the volume at the crown.” Eventually Pastakia started cutting Khan’s hair at his home to avoid the crowds. Last summer, she left the bustling centre of the Hindi ﬁlm industry and moved to North Vancouver in search of a quieter lifestyle and a better future for her two children. Upon arrival, she walked up and down Lonsdale Avenue checking out salons and decided to rent a chair at Mira Studios on East 13th Street. Just a few months into
her new laid-back life, the province announced plans to host the Times of India Film Awards, which took place in early April. During the threeday event, Pastakia set up a studio at the Pan Paciﬁc Hotel in downtown Vancouver and, with a team of 50 stylists, handled the hair and makeup of hundreds of musicians, dancers and presenters. She also reunited with Khan. “He was a little upset with me when he ﬁrst came because I hadn’t got a chance to say bye to anyone when I left,” Pastakia says. Evidently, any hard feelings were soon forgotten. Inside BC Place, in front of 30,000 people, Khan took the stage and thanked his longtime stylist. He also attributed his tiny ponytail to having forgone haircuts in her absence. It’s not the ﬁrst time Khan has let his hair grow out. When Pastakia was pregnant with her ﬁrst child and restricted to bed rest, he went nine months without so much as a trim. “He just didn’t touch his hair,” she says, “I mean, that’s being loyal.” It was 20 years ago that Pastakia ﬁrst laid hands on Khan’s legendary locks. His wife, a client of Pastakia’s, brought him into her salon. At the time, he was already a household name. “Of course I was nervous. My scissors must have fallen two, three times trying to make him happy,” Pastakia recalls. See Film page 32
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HAIR stylist to the Bollywood stars Dilshad Pastakia (above) recently left the bustling metropolis of Mumbai and set up shop at Mira Studios in North Vancouver. For two decades, Indian ﬁlm legend Shahrukh Khan (left) entrusted his thick mop of hair to Pastakia’s scissors.
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LEONARDO DiCaprio and Carey Mulligan may shine in The Great Gatsby, but the jewelry is the real star of the show.
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Premier jeweller Tiffany & Co. collaborated with Gatsby director Baz Luhrmann and costume designer Catherine Martin to create the stunning collection of original, periodappropriate jewelry that Mulligan’s character Daisy Buchanan wears in the movie adaptation of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel of the same name. The movie premiered Wednesday in Vancouver and opens in theatres today. Tiffany’s jewels factor so prominently in this American fable of wealth and betrayal that movie-goers meet Daisy’s diamonds even before setting eyes on her face. In an early scene, a delicate hand rises from the couch where the fragile beauty is hidden from view, waves a languid greeting, and an extraordinary diamond and platinum ring glints in the summer sun. Tiffany & Co., which has been America’s house of design since 1837 and counts Fitzgerald himself among its earlier monied clients, made up to four versions of select jewelry featured in the ﬁlm, says Rob Ferguson, Tiffany’s
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THE Great Gatsby Collection by Tiffany & Co.’s Savoy headpiece worn by Carey Mulligan as Daisy Buchanan in Warner Bros. Pictures’ drama of the same name was inspired by a Native American design in the Tiffany Archives. Scan the photo with Layar to view the movie trailer and shop Tiffany’s Ziegfeld collection, which takes its cues from the ﬁlm’s jewelry. director for Western Canada, over drinks at Hawksworth before Wednesday’s movie premiere. These designs were offered for sale to Tiffany’s VIP clients at a series of lavish events in New York City last month. Already creating a buzz well before the movie’s premiere is the Savoy headpiece that Daisy wears in party scenes at the Gatsby mansion. Taking its inspiration from the exuberant
ﬂapper headpieces of the 1920s, the delicate ornament sparkles with diamonds and drips with pearls. It’s offered at $200,000. Daisy’s lavish hand ornaments, multi-strand pearl bracelets with adjoining diamond and platinum rings, are $75,000 apiece. The 11carat diamond and platinum ring is offered at $1.8 million. For jewelry lovers of more modest means, Tiffany
has introduced the Ziegfeld Collection. Named for New York’s legendary Ziegfeld Theatre of the Art Deco era and based on Tiffany archival jewelry designs from the 1920s, the jewelry captures Jazz Age glamour with freshwater cultured pearls, black onyx and sterling silver. Prices start at less than $500 for cufﬂinks, earrings and pendants and range to more than $1,000 for long ropes of pearls.
Film stars frequented Mumbai salons From page 31 He was happy, though, and for years to come Pastakia continued to coif his day-to-day ’do and create styles for his ﬁlm characters. Other Bollywood stars, directors and producers would also frequent Pastakia’s salon, where she would design different looks for different roles. “Then one of my stylists would go along to complete it, or one of the ﬁlm people would be there doing the rest,” she says. Business took off quickly. “Just through word of mouth (celebrities) started coming to me and I
started doing ﬁlms with them.” Over the years, she has maintained the manes of such Bollywood superstars as Preity Zinta, Rani Mukherjee, Katrina Kaif, Shahid Kapoor and Karan Johar. And during that time, she has watched the Indian ﬁlm industry explode. “It’s become a lot more professional, it’s got a worldwide appeal, it’s reaching a wider market. There’s a lot more on the canvas for (actors) to do, there’s a lot more interesting roles,” she says. One of her favourite ﬁlm character stylings involved lopping off the locks of actress Urmila Matondkar. “She was one of the ﬁlm actresses who had always been known for this gorgeous,
long, beautiful kind of shampoo ad hair — and I had to cut it off,” Pastakia says. “And she looked fabulous.” In North Vancouver, Pastakia doesn’t expect to draw the same star-studded clientele she did in Mumbai, but she says she loves cutting hair, no matter whose head it’s on. Making people look and feel their very best gives her a great deal of job satisfaction, she says. “Women are multitasking and most of the time they’re being the mother, they’re being the girlfriend, they’re being the wife, they’re doing so many things, and then they’re doing a job. Who’s going to make them feel good?” she asks. “Me.”
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Cancer journey memoir a call to action
Eve Ensler says Congo visit brought her back into ‘the body of the world’ ■ Eve Ensler will speak at the North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts, Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. For tickets, $20, which includes a copy of her new book, In the Body of the World, visit capilanou. ca/nscu/Eve-Ensler.
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EVE Ensler is in full “ﬂashback hallucination mode.” Reached Tuesday in Rochester, Minn., during a stop as part of her current North American book tour, the Tony award-winning American playwright, performer and activist was experiencing a ﬂood of memories and emotions. “It’s so crazy to be back in the Mayo (Clinic) at this moment,” she says. Following her diagnosis with uterine cancer in 2010, the woman behind the famed Vagina Monologues and VDay, the ever-growing global
movement dedicated to ending violence against women and girls and spawned One Billion Rising, underwent extensive treatment in the Midwest locale. This week, she’s returned to what she refers to as “cancer town” in her new book, In the Body of the World. In more positive terms, Ensler has been considered cancer-free for three years. The call-toaction memoir chronicles Ensler’s cancer journey, her gratitude for her health, and her reconnection to both her body and the world, something she advocates for readers to likewise experience in order to better their own lives as well as the lives of others and humanity as a whole. “I hope people wake up you know, and I hope that wake up is really about hearing the cries of the earth, and hearing the cries of women, and hearing the cries of the economically impoverished, and hearing the cries of, we can go down the list,” she says. “I think when you come into your See City page 43
EVE Ensler describes writing her latest book In the Body of the World as a gruelling and intense process. Use Layar app to view videos.
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making the jump to Disney. But it could be said their paths started before that. Way, way before that. “I’m still learning, but I have been making marks on paper since I was three,” Chiang said. It wasn’t until university Chiang knew for sure animation was the kind of work she wanted to pursue. “I knew it was possible to work in the animation ﬁeld but had no idea how to go about it — that is until I found out there was a good school locally, Capilano University, where I could start my education,” Chiang says. Her ﬁrst job out of school was with Atomic Productions and then Studio B Productions (now DHX Media), before moving on to Disney. Airriess followed a similar path. “I’ve drawn since I was about two,” Airriess says. Yet it wasn’t until she was a teenager she knew she wanted to animate for a living.
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“For some reason, it wasn’t until I was 14 that I realized ordinary people become animators, and that because I liked to draw and act I could become an animator . . . as soon as I made that connection I was set on that as my goal,” she said. Airriess found work out of the gate with Bardel Entertainment based in Vancouver. She produced 2D animation before moving to Los Angeles and eventually ﬁnding work in Burbank with Disney. But Paperman isn’t the only ﬁlm these two have worked on. Both Airriess and Chiang had a hand in 2011’s Winnie the Pooh. Currently Airriess is working on a movie that will be released after Disney’s next animated feature ﬁlm Frozen. Chiang just worked on Frozen as a story artist, but was mum on her next project. In the end, Airriess and Chiang are both honoured to have been a part of an
Oscar-winning ﬁlm, but they are not letting it explode their egos, instead choosing to keep their heads down working on the next project. So, in the end, what is it like to work for Disney? “Some of the toughest and the most inspiring times of life,” Chiang says. “It’s complicated,” Airriess explains. It’s a great experience and she has access to all kinds of training and resources she normally wouldn’t, she said, but there has been a cultural and professional shock when it comes to living in LA and working for a massive corporation like Disney. “This isn’t to denigrate any of the lovely and amazingly talented people I work with at all — Disney is full of the nicest people you’d meet anywhere and they’re all both brilliant and humble, so it’s a pretty inspiring place to come to every day.” James Prevette, staff at Capilano University’s Digital Visual Effects department, also worked on Academy Award-winning ﬁlm Life of Pi as a digital artist.
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Studios load up for busy summer
Julie Crawford Contributing Writer
APRIL showers bring May blockbusters, with Memorial Day south of the border marking the start of the busy summer movie season.
This year’s cheery theme? Armageddon. End-of-theworld and disaster scenarios pop up in both dramas and comedies in this summermovie sampling.
EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Iron Man 3D (PG) — Fri 6:30, 7:30, 8, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12, 12:30, 1:15, 3:15, 3:35, 4:20, 6:30, 7:30, 8:00, 9:30; MonWed 6:30, 7:30, 7:45, 9:30; Thur 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Iron Man 3 (PG) — Fri, MonWed 7, 10; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 10; Thur 6:45, 7:30, 10 p.m. The Big Wedding (PG) — Fri, Mon-Wed 7:15, 9:50; Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 7:15, 9:50 p.m. 42 (PG) — Fri, Mon-Wed 6:45, 9:40; Sat-Sun 12:15, 3:25, 6:45, 9:40 p.m. Star Trek Into Darkness 3D — Thur 7, 8, 9:45 p.m. Star Trek Into Darkness — Thur 8:30 p.m.
May The Hangover III The swan song of the outrageous franchise that has followed the Wolf Pack from Vegas to Bangkok. The boys (Bradley Cooper, Ed Helms, Justin Bartha) are back on the run, but Alan (Zach Galiﬁanakis) just might ﬁnd love amid the mayhem. Epic “Just because you haven’t seen something, doesn’t mean it’s not there.” A world of leaf men and talking critters are right under M.K.’s feet (Amanda Seyfried) in this star-studded animated ﬁlm, featuring Josh Hutcherson, Colin Farrell, Christoph Waltz See Superman page 40
ARMIE Hammer (as John Reid/The Lone Ranger) and Johnny Depp (as Tonto) star in Gore Verbinski’s The Lone Ranger scheduled for release on July 3.
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ADAM Christensen attempts a jump (left) during a skateboard competition and members of the band Empire (right) rock onstage at CityFest, part of the Youth Week celebrations held May 4 in the Centennial Theatre parking lot.
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NORTH Vancouver’s RNB Dance troupe (lower left and right photos) and 17-year-old slam poet Matt Robertson (middle right photo) also performed for the crowd as part of CityFest’s Youth Week celebrations. Use Layar app to view video of the May 4 event.
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Superman returns in June as Man of Steel From page 37 and Beyonce. The Kings of Summer A coming-of-age comedy about three teens — fed-up with parents’ rules — who build a house in the woods and fend for themselves all summer. Now You See Me The “Four Horsemen” are the world’s greatest illusionists and saviours to the 99 per cent: they steal from known corporate swindlers and give the proﬁts back to their audience. June After Earth Father and son (real-life dad/kid duo Will Smith and Jaden Smith) ﬁnd themselves stranded on Earth some thousand years after humanity has been wiped out. M. Knight Shyamalan directs.
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The Internship Two out-of-work salesmen (Wedding Crashers alumni Vince Vaughn and Owen Wilson), by far the oldest intern prospects at Google, compete with a ragtag group for coveted spots in the company. This Is The End Six people contained in a house with dwindling supplies as the world falls apart outside (and Rihanna gets sucked into a hole!). A nightmare scenario made hilarious by Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen, Emma Watson, James Franco, Jay Baruchel, Danny McBride, Craig Robinson, plus countless cameos. Man of Steel Zack Snyder directs Henry Cavill, the latest actor to don
HENRY Cavill stars as Superman in the latest instalment of the series, Man of Steel. the red cape. “He will give the people of Earth an ideal to strive towards.” Frances Ha Greta Gerwig stars and cowrote this dramatic comedy about a 27-year-old dancer with director Noah Baumbach. The Heat Sandra Bullock stars as an uptight FBI agent paired with and a street-savvy Boston cop (Melissa McCarthy). From Bridesmaids director Paul Feig. White House Down
Action guru Roland Emmerich (Independence Day) helms this ﬁlm that sees Washington D.C. under siege, and Channing Tatum and Jamie Foxx looking good while looking for answers. July The Lone Ranger Armie Hammer stars as the masked hero and Johnny Depp is his famed sidekick Tonto in the hotly anticipated Gore Verbinski action ﬁlm. “Hi ho, Silver!” See Apocalypse page 42
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GRETA Gerwig (Frances) and Mickey Sumner (Sophie) star in Frances Ha, directed by Noah Baumbach, opening June 21.
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SPA GIFT CARDS MOTHER’S DAY
DRAMATIZING the story of Thor Heyerdahl and his Kon-Tiki expedition of 1947, Norwegian ﬁlmmakers Joachim Rønning and Espen Sandberg re-enacted the threemonth, 4,300 nautical mile-journey across the Paciﬁc from Peru to Polynesia on a replica of the small raft named after Inca god of sun and storm, Kon-Tiki. The ﬁlm, which opens today, was shot on the open ocean with additional shooting taking place in Norway, Malta, Bulgaria, Thailand, New York City, Sweden and the Maldives.
SHOWTIMES From page 37 The Great Gatsby 3D (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:45, 10; SatSun 12:15, 3:30, 6:45, 10 p.m. The Great Gatsby(PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:25, 9:35; Sat 11:45, 3:05, 6:25, 9:35; Sun 12:00, 3:05, 6:25, 9:35 p.m. The Croods 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Wed 6:55, 9:30; Sat-Sun
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CALENDAR From page 30 8882. Waves Coffee House: 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes to Waves the ﬁrst Saturday of every month, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Free. Anyone interested in performing can phone Doug Medley at 604985-5646. OTHER EVENTS Café for Contemporary Art: 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Friday, 7 a.m.7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. Info: 778-340-3379 or cafeforcontemporaryart@
gmail.com. Open Mic: Actors, musicians, poets and spoken word artists are invited to take the microphone every second and last Friday of the month from 7 to 9:30 p.m. New Works: Readings of new work by local playwrites every third Thursday, 7-9:30 p.m. Kay Meek Centre: 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Info and tickets: kaymeekcentre.com or 604981-6335. Shane Koyczan, a spoken word poet, will perform Saturday, May 11, 8 p.m. Tickets: $29/$25. Lynn Valley Library: 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9840286, ext. 8144 or nvdpl.ca. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe:
Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Leah Bendell Tuesday, May 14 at 7 p.m. Topic: The pursuit of happiness — what future does this generation want? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. North Vancouver City Library: 120 West 14th St., North Vancouver. Info: 604998-3474 or nvcl.ca. Capilano Universe Lecture Series — Art and the Challenge of Alternative Technology: Edward Hamilton will examine elder Pieter Breugel’s painting “Landscape with the Fall of Icarus” Tuesday, May 14, 7-8:45 p.m. Info: capilanou. ca/universe. See more page 43
Apocalypse ruins pub crawl From page 40
Paciﬁc Rim Homicidal creatures and massive robots battle off Vancouver’s coast: it all makes sense under the direction of Guillermo del Toro. Red 2 Helen Mirren, John Malkovich and Bruce Willis prove that ex-CIA hitmen don’t age gracefully in this spy-comedy sequel. The Conjuring The true story of paranormal private investigators (Patrick Wilson, Vera Farmiga)
hired to investigate a dark presence terrorizing a family farmhouse.
August 300: Rise of An Empire A prequel to the 2007 CGI hit. Sadly, Gerard Butler’s abs not on the menu. 2 Guns Mark Wahlberg and Denzel Washington play agents hunting each other who end up on the same side after they realize their lives are in danger. (Unlike Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie, they do not get together.)
Planes Dane Cook gets G-rated as Dusty, a little plane with big dreams
Elysium Immigration prejudice and a two-tiered medical system? Seems things haven’t changed much for America in 2154, where Matt Damon takes on robots, injustice and Jodie Foster. The World’s End An epic pub crawl featuring Nick Frost and Simon Pegg (Shaun of the Dead, Hot Fuzz) is rudely interrupted by apocalyptic events.
restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC
AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town
71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Cindy’s Café
Local favourite Cindy’s Café is now open for diner every Friday and Saturday night.Come for the good food,stay for the friendly atmosphere and enjoy our free BYOWine policy. Corkage is for strangers! Cindy’s is for neighbours.Visit www.cindyscafe.ca for details and reserve with Patrick at 604-925-2880.
1850 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-2880
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $$$ For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse.Larson Station West Coast Bistro,a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility, tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course.LIVE MUSIC Fridays & Saturdays BRUNCH on weekends. Family friendly & casual,with ﬂavours of the West Coast.
6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 778-279-8874
Trufﬂe House & Café
The Trufﬂe House & Café is truly a warm place to eat European cuisine with friendly service and reasonable price. Philippe & Fabienne Chaber have created a cozy and comfortable atmosphere and offer a delicious combination of French, Italian and West Coast specialties that your taste buds will love.Already well known for their brunch & lunch, the Trufﬂe House is pleased to offer you DINNER! Join us Friday & Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm for delicious seasonal menus.
2452 Marine Drive, W. Van. 604-922-4222 www.trufﬂehousecafe.com
The Salmon House
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday, Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322
CHINESE Neighbourhood Noodles House
North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms.
1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about.
1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 778-279-8822 UBC Wesbrook Village: 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver 604-228-8765 Aberdeen Centre: 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond • 604-295-9357 www.chefhungnoodle.com
FINE DINING The Observatory
An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver.
Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
BIG SCREEN SPORTS $$$$
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings.
2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212
FRENCH Chez Michel
Classic French cuisine served in an elegant and graceful setting. For over 34 years, Chez Michel has treated guests to only the best. Traditional seafood and meat entrees, dressed in rich, tempting sauces, are specially featured alongside a superb selection of wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront view helps complete your lunch or dinner experience.
1373 Marine Dr. (2nd ﬂr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
GREEK Kypriaki Taverna
For the BEST quality and the BEST prices, come visit or call for delivery today. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/ take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience.
1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955\
INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India
Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view, free delivery.
1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com Where one spicy sauce does not ﬁt all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95.
116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com
Voted the North Shore’s favourite pub 16 years running by you. The Bear is your local, friendly, comfortable pub that is 100% smoke free.We have ample free parking, Take-Out menu, Daily drink and food specials, full sports coverage, and a large, heated veranda. Come in for a bite and a drink.
A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm. The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft. All Canucks PPV games on the big screens.
175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view.
86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week.
1C - 900 Main Street, Village at Park Royal, West Vancouver 604-922-8882 email@example.com
SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips
The best ﬁsh & chips on the North Shore!
1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub
Village Tap House
Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $
The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub
Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$
The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.
International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416
THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner.
1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com
WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge.We are located on the corner of Lonsdale & Esplanade. The Lobby Bar: We now have Live music every Friday night from 8-11pm!
138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill
Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu. From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib,hot scallop salad, clam chowder,king crab,steaks, seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com.
1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com
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Grimm Girls set for PAL
From page 42 Park & Tilford Cineplex Odeon Theatre: 200-333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The North Shore Community Arts Council will screen Canadian, independent and foreign ﬁlms throughout the fall, winter and spring. No will play Wednesday, May 15 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $11. Info: nvartscouncil. ca/events/north-shore-international-ﬁlm-series or 604-988-6844. Seymour Art Gallery: 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-924-1378 or seymourartgallery.com. Book Launch: Poetry readings from Force Field — 77 Women Poets of British Columbia Sunday, May 19 at 2 p.m. Silk Purse Arts Centre: 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Info: 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca. North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by the Vancouver Society of Storytelling take place the ﬁrst Sunday of every
SABLE Strub (as Red Riding Hood), Rosie Simon (as Snow White) and Ranae Miller (as Cinderella) star in Concrete Vertigo Productions’ latest show, Grimm Girls: Once Upon A Tease. The show, a Las Vegas-style burlesque retelling of Brothers’ Grimm Fairy Tales, opens tonight at PAL Theatre (located on the eighth ﬂoor of the Performing Arts Lodge in Vancouver at 581 Cardero St.) and runs on the following dates: May 10-12, 15-18 and 22-25.
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City of Joy supporting women survivors From page 35
body you are hopefully more compassionate, more connected and more activated and know that you are part of creating the story.” New York born, when asked where Ensler considers to be her home base, she replies, with a laugh, “I don’t know where my home base is. Everywhere. I live in the world.” A common place she’s found these days is the Democratic Republic of Congo in response to the countless reports of abuses against women and her interest in making positive change. It was there in Bukavu while working with people on the ground to establish City of Joy, a humanitarian project supported by V-Day that supports women survivors of sexual violence and provides leadership training opportunities, that she received her diagnosis. “Cancer, a disease of
pathologically dividing cells, burned away the walls of my separateness and landed me in my body, just as the Congo landed me in the body of the world,” she writes. Many people, at some point in their lives, are exiled from, ﬂee or leave their bodies because it’s just too painful to be there, Ensler explains. Examples of causes include some form of trauma, abuse or humiliation. “For women, when we’re violated, when we’re beaten, when we’re raped, when we’re hurt, when we’re attacked, when we’re invaded, the body just becomes such a terrifying place and such a place of contamination,” she says. “I look back now and I feel like I’ve been away from myself, I’ve been away for so long and so much of my life I’ve been trying to ﬁnd a way back into my body,” she adds. Ensler feels her disconnection followed her father’s sexual abuse and her
mother’s remoteness. She’s made various attempts at reconnection over the years, including “promiscuity, anorexia, performance art” as listed in her book. Some were momentarily successful. “Writing the Vagina Monologues was deﬁnitely a very amazing journey, certainly I had moments where I felt like I was in my body, but I didn’t live there, I just visited,” she says. “I think with cancer . . . when you have your body cut open and you have so many body parts removed and you lose your nodes and you wake up with tubes and catheters and all kinds of things coming out of you, you’re just body. I was body, I was nothing but body,” she says. Ensler’s new outlook and sensitivity proved terrifying at ﬁrst, however she quickly began to reap the beneﬁts. “Even in the worst moments of my sickness, I was connected to myself for the ﬁrst
time. Then I think what that started to do was begin this conversion process, which is the only way I can describe it, where I began to be connected to everything around me in a way I just had never been. Those walls, or those barriers, were melting away and I just felt porous. It was a very amazing journey,” she says. Writing In the Body of the World proved “grueling.” “I think writing this book, it was kind of like a fever of language, or a language fever, that kind of just passed through me. It was a very intense process,” she says. Now that it’s out there, Ensler admits she’s feeling “wildly vulnerable,” though not in a negative sense. “I just feel emotional, very emotional. But I feel it’s the book I’m meant to write. . . . So much of it feels like it came from my body and that I’m in my body with my body and very exposed in my body at the
same time. And it’s not a bad or good thing, it just is, you know?” she says. Ensler hopes readers from all backgrounds — females, males, cancer patients, survivors or otherwise, as well as anyone who has been forced out of their respective bodies — takes her message to heart. “I think reading this book, hopefully it’s this mantra of how do we keep our hearts open in the face of cruelty, in the face of attacks, in the face of seeing people be unkind to other people, in the face of seeing all the violence, in the face of people misunderstanding you. I think the work is not to put up armour,” she says. When asked why Ensler has dedicated so much of her life to helping others, particularly women, she says it’s got something to do with where pleasure and happiness are derived. “I think I learned at an early
age when I was feeling quite mad from all the violence and destruction around me that if I could try to help somebody else out or focus on somebody else it usually kept me sane,” she says. She references a recent trip to the Congo to attend the latest City of Joy graduation ceremony. She was struck by just how far the young women had come. “Is there anything that makes a person happier than that, to see another human being thrive, and transform and become who they were meant to be? That’s just incredible pleasure,” she says. Ensler will offer insight into her story and new work at an upcoming talk at Capilano University’s North Shore Credit Union Centre for the Performing Arts, Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. For more information on her writing and activism, visit eveensler.org and vday.org.
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A44 - North Shore News - Friday, May 10, 2013
TED conference poem went viral on YouTube
From page 43 month, 7-9 p.m. Admission: $7/$5. West Vancouver Memorial Library: 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. Info: 604925-7407 or westvanlibrary. ca. Shane Koyczan, a spoken word poet, will perform and speak with Kay Meek’s Claude Giroux Friday, May 10, 6-7 p.m. A book signing and meet and greet will follow. Monday Movie Nights: The library will screen movies on Mondays at 6:30 p.m. Schedule: May 13, Intouchables and May 27, Anna Karenina. Music Appreciation Talks: The life and operas of Richard Wagner with opera expert Nicolas Krusek Wednesdays, May 15, 29 and June 5, 12:30-2:30 p.m. Curating Safar/Voyage: Coordinating curator Jill Baird will share her experiences in developing this exhibition which brings together 16 major international artists with works reﬂecting upon issues such as migration, geopolitics, war and aesthetics Wednesday, May 15, 7-8:30 p.m. Safar/Voyage runs until Sept. 15 at the UBC Museum of Anthropology. SFU Philosopher’s Cafe: Everyone is welcome to join a discussion with moderator Neil Boyd Friday, May 17 at
From page 25
VANCITY Theatre is presenting Jean Renoir’s masterpiece The Rules of the Game on Tuesday, May 14 at 7:30 p.m. as part of their Cinema Salon series. 10:30 a.m. Topic: What is the best way to control marijuana use and distribution in B.C.? Info: 778-782-8000 or philosopherscafe.net. Artists Conﬁdential: Join Pianist Robert Silverman to
ﬁnd out what is a sonata? Tuesday, May 21 at 10:30 a.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Koyczan. “TED was not a career highlight. TED was a life highlight. I don’t recall ever having felt so held by an audience. Thank you,” Koyczan tweeted following the event. Born in Yellowknife, Northwest Territories, Koyczan moved to Penticton, B.C. at 14. Practiced in the habit of journaling, Koyczan became more serious about writing as he neared the end of high school. “For me poetry, was . . . the fastest way to express what I was feeling, what I was going through,” he says. Koyczan ﬁrst exposed those expressions to the light of an audience sometime around 1999 at the Vancouver Press Club, he says. “I didn’t know you had to have two poems in case you make it to the second round and so I had to write my second poem on the spot,” he says. Asked if he remembers
what the poem was about, Koyczan responds: “I have no idea.” There is a story suggesting Koyczan entered the poetry slam in the hopes of winning a cash prize to make up for a shortfall in his rent, but he couldn’t conﬁrm that. “That sounds probably true,” he says. Koyczan likens participating in poetry slams to a search for his place. Asked why he decided to step on stage, Koyczan responds with three words: “Looking for others.” He seems to have found a like-minded tribe, many of whom relate to his life and his words. “Every day I get letters from people saying this is helping me through my day or this spoke to me on a personal level,” he says. “I guess initially I was amazed that somebody would see something within my work that they could really relate to but the more it’s happened the more people have come forward, I’ve really realized that we’re all kind of going through the same thing at the same time.”
For the last eight years, Koyczan has dedicated himself almost exclusively to the written word. “It was George Burns who said ‘I’d rather be a failure at something I love than a success at something I hate.’ And so for me it’s always: why am I working shitty security jobs? I mean, why not take that chance and follow something you’re actually interested in,” he says. Asked who his poetry is written for, Koyczan’s replies: “Me, primarily. A lot of it’s therapy.” As therapy, it seems to be succeeding, says Koyczan. “It’s done well for me. I’ve been off antidepressants for a while now. It’s just a way to sort of release,” he says. One of the criticisms Koyczan has received is that his work is overly optimistic, a critique he bears proudly. “I think optimism, pessimism, skepticism, they’re choices. For me, I ﬁnd that I’ve gone further in life with a positive attitude. The reason I’m as far along as I am is because I’ve said ‘yes’ more often than I’ve said ‘no.’”
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ALCOCK, Alan Victor William Sep 13, 1926 - Apr 17, 2013 Born in Lewisham (London), England, he joined the RAF at a young age, served in WWII, and came to Canada shortly after. Predeceased by son Alan and parents Victor and Beatrice; survived by son Devon, grandchildren Christopher and Danielle, and Devon’s mother Annie Miller (all of Ontario). Special thanks to the staff at Capilano Care Centre and all of the caregivers and friends from over the years. In memoriam donations to Army, Navy, and Air Force Veterans (ANAVETS) Unit 45 - N. Vanc. are welcomed. A celebration of life has been held with a family memorial to be arranged in Ontario.
DAVIS, Doris Cecile June 12, 1922- May 5, 2013
Doris passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital, predeceased by husband Thomas Ernest and daughters Wendy Louise and Heather Cecile. Survived by sister Doreen Clemence, son John Davis of Nanoose Bay, grandchildren; Larry Davis (Linda), Bryan Davis, Lyndsay Thomson (Neil), Christina Krahn and two greatgrandchildren, Colby and Lucy. Survived also by cousin Larry White (Linda) and son-in-law Ross Thomson (Linda). Doris enjoyed many wonderful years of curling, bridge and lawn bowling. She was a devoted volunteer with St. Stephen’s Altar Guild and Lions Gate Hospital. She will always be remembered for her kindness and love of her family. A Celebration of life is to be held at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 855 22nd Street, West Vancouver, B.C. on Saturday May 18th at 1:00pm. Donations to the Lions Gate Hospital would be greatly appreciated. For those wishing to share a memory of Doris, please go to www.hollyburnfunerals.com
CASEY - P. Suzanne (nee Wyllie)
It is with great sadness we announce the passing of P. Suzanne Casey (nee Wyllie) of North Vancouver on the early morning of Wednesday, May 8. Suzanne was born in Lyndhurst, England on the 17th of July, 1924. She was predeceased by her husband Stephen and brother Peter. Suzanne is survived by her sister Jean Lowe of Bath, England and her children Maureen (Denis), Tony (Judy), Peter (Diane), Kevin (Dorothy) and Roz (Tony). She is also fondly remembered by grandchildren Carolyn (Graeme), Geoff (Jolene), Chris, Joanna, Jim, Spencer, Stephen and Cameron, and great grandchildren Ciaran and Liam. Suzanne had remarkable strength of character and a generous spirit. In consideration of others, she always looked-out for the well-being of her family. Along with her career as a physiotherapist, Suzanne also served as a volunteer for many years through her work with senior citizens, people with disabilities and stroke patients. She was also active with churches in her communities. Suzanne had a fondness for reading, travel, riding horses, sailing, tennis, story telling and lively conversation. Suzanne’s family expresses its gratitude to Ewa Majewski and the other caring and loving staff at the Manor, Lynn Valley Care Centre. A private family service will be held. Donations to the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation are encouraged.
PLATT, David Elwood (Sam) 1933 – 2013
Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221 LARMAN, Walter George Aug 15, 1928 - May 05, 2013 Walter, age 84, passed away peacefully at Lions Gate Hospital on Sunday, May 5. Predeceased by his wife of 54 years, Beatrice, sadly missed by his daughter Deb. Walter, Beatrice and Deb enjoyed many summers together as members of the North Van. Lawn Bowling Club. He was a devoted member of the Masonic Order, having served as Master of the Duke of Connaught Lodge and as a member of the Royal Arch and Knights Templar. As a young man from Montreal, Walter served in the Royal Canadian Navy and was stationed for a time, out here on the West Coast. He will now rest with his wife in a place they both loved. A Memorial Service will be held at the Boal Chapel in North Vancouver on Wednesday, May 15 at 2pm. In lieu of flowers, donations may be made to a charity of your choice in Walter’s name.
Sadly we announce the passing of David Elwood Platt at Lions Gate Hospital on Saturday, May 4, 2013. He is survived by his loving family; his wife of 55 years, Nancy; daughters; Sandra (Mark); Barbara (Paul); Beth (Nick); sister-in-law Jane; four grandchildren; Jackie, Steven, Leslie and Blake; also survived by his two sisters, Jackie and Beverly. Elwood was a long time resident of North and West Vancouver. He enjoyed working with his hands and had a love of the outdoors – specifically, Sheridan Lake in the Cariboo. He began his career in the sign business in the early 1950’s and later had his own construction company. He was the second longest serving member of Scouts Canada. Elwood was also a member of his high school fraternity which still exists. He was a member of Highlands United Church in North Vancouver where a service will be held Saturday, May 11th at 2:00 p.m. Reception to follow. In lieu of flowers, donations in Elwood’s name may be made to the Heart & Stroke Foundation.
McKENZIE, Roger Brian July 28, 1967 – May 2, 2013
It is with the deepest sadness that we announce the passing of Roger Brian McKenzie at the age of 45. Loving husband to Katarina, beloved son to Tanya and Brian (deceased), brother to Marisa (Jason Delaney), uncle to Talia and Dean, son-in-law to Silvia Musto and loving companion to golden retriever George. He will also be greatly missed by his London family, Tomi, Akiko and Emi Musto. Roger grew up in West Van attending Caulfeild Elementary and then Hillside Secondary school from 1980-1985. He was passionate about alternative music and cars − particularly his GTO. Roger excelled at skiing and could be found most weekends on Whistler’s slopes during his teen years. Later, he worked in the family business, McKenzie Barge and Marineways, for several years before moving on to car sales at Carter Chevrolet. He then obtained his class 1 license and found his niche driving tour busses, a position that fit his extremely outgoing nature. Travelling, cooking and afternoons spent at the barbeque with his friends and family were among his favourite pastimes. He loved his many trips to Europe and Japan with Katarina as well as his many family vacations to Mexico and Hawaii. Roger made friends easily, from work to the dog park and everywhere in between. His loving and generous spirit was a testament to who Roger was. His exceptionally kind heart and unique sense of humour touched us all. Even in the face of illness and adversity, he could still come up with great oneliners. The family wishes to express their profound gratitude to Dr. Paul Sugar for his care and commitment throughout Roger’s illness, as well as Drs. Puneet Bains and Sasha Smiljanovic of Lions Gate Oncology and to the nurses and staff at Lions Gate Oncology and 7W Palliative Care. A special thank you to friends Steve Smith and Scott Brettoner for all of their help over these last months. Please join us for a memorial service for Roger and Roger’s father, Brian, who also passed away recently, to take place on Thursday, May 16, 2013 at the West Vancouver Yacht Club, 5854 Marine Drive, West Vancouver, 4:00pm-7:00 pm.
STEWART, Jane Marie Jan. 1st 1930 - May 7th 2013 On May 7th we lost our Mom to heart disease. She was born in Melfort, Saskatchewan, the youngest daughter in a family of twelve. Mom married Doug Clark and raised her family on the North Shore. She worked for thirtyeight years with Dr. Roger Bourgeault as his dental assistant. This job was the love of her life and she reluctantly retired at the age of 78. Working for Roger was where she earned the title ”Tooth Fairy”. Mom recently spent her time volunteering for the SPCA Thrift store. This job gave her what she called her “people fix”. She loved to listen to the stories of the customers and enjoyed the shoppers and all they brought to her day. Grandy, as we called her, leaves behind Sam Clark and sister Tracy Johnston, her Kids, as she called her Granddaughters, Sage, Candace and Sophie. Mom was a teacher, mentor and the best cook this side of the Rockies. She had a drive to make sure that everyone had food on their plates and clothes on their backs, these lessons have molded our lives and will continue to shine through us. We hope that in some way Mom touched your lives as all of you have touched hers. “Look at us and see her in our eyes' Celebration of Jane’s life will be held at 3pm on Saturday May 11th, 2013. Spurway Lodge, 235 Keith Road, West Vancouver
It is with sadness and yet a sense of peace that we announce the passing of our cherished Dad, Stan Whittle. He was 92. Dad was “Poppa” to 9 Grandchildren and 5 Great Grandchildren all of whom he was immensely proud of and loved to host at countless parties over the years. He joins our graceful Mom, Florence Whittle, predeceased by 12 years, looking over all of us with loving care. He is also predeceased by his brother Roy. Dad was born in 1920 in Victoria BC and was an award winning gardener and an accomplished business executive. His career started at the Neon Products Sign Company, a company he would later become President of and an organization that would form the roots of what is now known as the Jim Pattison Group. He was active for years in Rotary International and many of Rotary’s outreach programs. Dad spent the last few years at the Amica Retirement Home in West Vancouver who we thank dearly for their tender care. Dad was a “gentleman” who lived the philosophy to be strong, yet gentle. He had strong convictions but embraced all walks of life. And he exemplified the notion of 'unconditional love' and that 'forgiveness is a liberating strength, not a weakness'. We will miss you Dad: Nancy, Terry, Barb and Rob. A simple service celebrating this “special man” will be held this Saturday May 11th, 3 pm at St. David’s United Church located at Taylor Way and the Upper Levels highway (1525 Taylor Way) in West Vancouver.
Hollyburn Funeral Home 604-922-1221
Hollyburn Funeral Home Ph. 604-922-1221
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EARLY CHILDHOOD EDUCATION
Obituaries QUIRK, Geraldine (Jerry) Sep 16, 1919 - Apr 25, 2013
Jerry Quirk, 93, was born to Edward and Sarah Hardy in New Richmond, Que. She is predeceased by 11 siblings. After high school, she moved to Montreal where she married Thomas A. Quirk in 1943. Postwar, they moved to Calgary and to Vancouver in 1959. She celebrated 62 years of marriage with Tommy. Her greatest joy was her two children, Edward (Ted) Quirk and Linda Betterton. She was an adoring grandmother to Megan, Kristin and Ashley Quirk. A Celebration of Life will be held May 19th at 2 pm at West Vancouver United Church. In lieu of flowers, please make a contribution in Jerry’s name to the BC Epilepsy Society, #2500 900 W 8th Ave, Vancouver, BC V52 1ES.
GORDON RICHARD (DICK) MATTHEWS (April 20, 1931 – May 6, 2013)
Dick Matthews passed away at home on May 6, 2013, surrounded by his wife of 55 years, Diane, and their ﬁve children. Always determined, he stared down cancer brieﬂy and then decided not to linger. A perfect day for Dick started before dawn trolling for salmon in the waters around Salt Spring Island. His crew was Diane, who watched for ferries, his son Gord, and a daughter or two (under duress), and perhaps a son-in-law and a grandchild. He would triumphantly sound the number of ﬁsh in the catch on the boat horn on return to the Tin Hut. One long blast of the horn announced that they had been skunked and he was ready for a Caesar. Dick lived in Aklavik, NWT, until he was seven years old. His family then settled in Vancouver. He attended Point Grey Junior High, Magee High and UBC. In between football games, soccer games, and dates with Diane, he earned a Bachelor of Arts (Econ.) and a Bachelor of Laws from UBC. He was an excellent athlete, earning Big Block letters in football and soccer. He was a member of the Phi Delta Theta fraternity. Dick articled with the law ﬁrm Andrews, Swinton & Smith and went on to a successful career as a businessman and a lawyer with Columbia Cellulose, Trans Mountain Pipeline, Rayonier Canada, and Western Forest Products. He was a Lieutenant in the Royal Canadian Naval Reserve, serving as the gunnery ofﬁcer at HMCS Discovery. He had a huge work ethic at home and in the ofﬁce. In 1957 Dick and Diane were married. They built a home in West Vancouver where they raised their children. In 1970 Dick and Diane bought property on Salt Spring Island on which they placed the Tin Hut. The summers were great fun for our family and the friends whom Dick and Diane loved to entertain there. In 2009 the Tin Hut had done its time so Dick and Diane built their dream beach house. The family loves to gather there for special occasions and for ordinary ones. Dick and Diane loved to golf. They had many enjoyable vacations on Maui, in Palm Dessert, and further aﬁeld; some of their favourite holidays were with their good friends Beth and Bob Weese. Dick loved words: he often invented new words and phrases such as “uggle buggle juice” and “hotchastrosnia”; he had a tendency to unilaterally change the pronunciation of existing words to make them more apt; and he used nicknames for most people (sometimes without their knowledge). He was a genius at crossword puzzles. Dick was ﬁercely loyal. His family was extremely important to him. No favour was too big to ask; no support was too great for him to provide. He had broad shoulders and we leaned on them often. He is survived by Diane and their children: Dana (Greig), Leslie (Paul), Nancy, Gordon (Barb) and Sharon (Rob); his grandchildren: Matthews, Gordon, Hayden, Larissa, Christopher, Nicole, Natasha, Mariah and Cruise; nieces and nephews and his cousin, Bill Robertson. He was predeceased by his parents, Gordon and Molly, and his brother, Mike. We already miss his broad shoulders but we learned from him how to give our own to each other and how to work hard. No gifts could be greater. A memorial service will be held at 2 pm on Tuesday, May 21, 2013 at St. Christopher’s Anglican Church, 1168 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver. A reception in West Vancouver will follow. The family gratefully declines ﬂowers. Those who wish could consider a donation to the BC Cancer Agency or the BC Heart and Stroke Foundation.
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FOUND DIGITAL Camera in case, Dundarave Beach, approx 2 weeks ago. Also found children’s prescription glasses, call to identify. 604-922-7437 FOUND LADIES Black Watch and sunglasses on rock wall by Braemar School. Call to ID 604-985-2968. FOUND, SET of keys, Mahon and 2nd on May 6th.. Call 604-986-7029 LOST BLACK tool pouch with plumber tools on road vicinity of Lynn Valley Rd. & Williams, NV May 7. Call 604-987-6557 LOST, SMALL BAG, black/ brown, contains, leashes, collars, dumb bells, and other equipment. Call 604-980-0705
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Taman Sari Royal Heritage Spa Inc. Whistler spa is seeking four F/T permanent placements for Javanese spa massage & esthetician treatments (salary$15.50/hour, 30 hr/wk). Secondary school education. Min. 6 months training in accredited massage programs, including Javanese massage. Min. 1 year of professional appropriate massage spa experience, preferably with Javanese style treatments. Resumes to: email@example.com
Position available at a busy North Shore equipment rental company. We require a mechanically minded person, Class 5 DL & Driver’s Abstract. Great work environment, $13/ hour + benefits after 3 months. Please send resume to: Fax 604-926-1563, 1483 Clyde Ave West Vancouver Richardgirard@ dynamic-rentals.com DRIVERS WANTED AZ, DZ, 3 or 1 with airbrakes: Terrific career opportunity with outstanding growth potential to learn how to locate rail defects using nondestructive testing. Plus extensive paid travel, meal allowance, 4 weeks vacation and benefits pkg. Skills Needed Ability to travel 6 months at a time. Apply online at www.sperryrail.com under careers. Click here to apply, keyword: Driver. DO NOT FILL IN CITY OR STATE. EOE
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Manager, Marketing & Recruitment, International Student Program. School District 71 (Comox Valley) is located on the east coast of Vancouver Island approximately 100kms north of Nanaimo and is located on the traditional territory of the Komoks First Nation. Qualified individuals are invited to apply in confidence by submitting a cover letter outlining how they meet the hiring criteria, a chronological resume with the name, phone number/email address of three professional references through www.makeafuture.ca under the section Management & Professionals by 12:00pm.(noon) PST on Tuesday, May 21, 2013.
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Earn extra cash to supplement your current income or pay off your bills. Now hiring delivery contractors for the Sun, Province & National Post in the West Vancouver area. Must have reliable vehicle and be available from 2am to 6am daily. Earn up to $900/mo. Call to find the route closest to you.
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CASUAL COOK with Cooking Certificate & exp required for long term care facility in North Van. Fax resume to: 604-988-0814.
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BEHAVIOURAL Interventionist An outstanding opportunity to work in the field of ABA and behaviour intervention with youth & young adults diagnosed with autism. Excellent training + BCBA supervision will be provided. It is essential that applicants are in good physical condition, have a valid class 4 driver’s license. sheilas@arcus communityresources.com
P/T RECEPTIONIST req’d for small office, 24-40hrs per week, Must be flexible. Good command of the english language a must. Call 604-687-6699
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LICENSED FAM daycare has full/ part time openings for 0-6 yr olds, flexible hrs, ideal for shift work parents, exc refs 604-985-5154
3505 2 Asian Armoire Art 21x29. $50 EACH Lions Gate Hospital Thrift Shop 128 West 15th Street, North Van. Mon - Sat. 10:00 am - 4:00 pm (604) 987-5938
FOREST LAWN CEMETERY PLOT, Ascension section $7900 obo. Call 604-987-2948
Art & Collectibles
Summer Employment for Certified Traffic Controllers. Please send resume to email@example.com or call 604-861-5188.
For Sale Miscellaneous
HORSE BOARDING available in Port Coquitlam. Westside Stables. Full/Semi/Self Board. For more information call Sandy 604-941-5434 cel 778-388-5434
★CATS & KITTENS★ FOR ADOPTION ! 604-724-7652
BACKGAMMON OAK custom made coffee table- game is glass covered. 51'Lx35''Wx14''H $175. - 604-926-6959 HOT TUB (SPA) COVERS. Best Price, Best Quality. All Shapes & Colors Available. Call 1-866-652-6837 www.thecoverguy.com/newspaper
STANDARD Wirehaired Dachshunds Puppies Born April 3 - ready to go in 4 weeks. $800. Call now! 604-8086740. firstname.lastname@example.org
BROWN LEATHER love seat, mint condt. $400, Outdr Lounge Chair $25 obo, 604-986-6692
MINI TOY POODLE, 6lbs, spade fem. 3 yrs, trained, affectionate/ playful. Call 604-745-3352
DOUBLE WOOD bed frame w/ head board and foot board, $100 glass topped dining table + 2 benches $100, brass tea trolley $50, 604-926-6194
FURNITURE oak dining suite 6 chairs, upper & lower hutch $1500; chair $150, tables $100 each; love seat $200; desk $75, maple chest $100, queen size bed set (2 end tables & lowboy) $650; fine china for 8-300 lamps $150. CALL after 4pm 604-926-5260
Plants & Trees
LAYING BROWN HENS Tame. Laying well. $8.00 each. Cloverdale ★ 604-541-0007
LUXURY PET HOTEL @ YVR New customer special $27/ night www.jetpetresort.com
Monthly Newspaper. Salary $20/hr. for advertising rep. PT/FT. Single moms / students welcome, excellent work cond. 604-733-3638
TRUE PSYCHICS For Answers CALL NOW 24/7 Toll FREE 1-877-342-3032
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Some great kids aged 12 to 18 who need a stable, caring home for a few months. Are you looking for the opportunity to do meaningful, fulﬁlling work? PLEA Community Services is looking for qualiﬁed applicants who can provide care for youth in their home on a full-time basis or on weekends for respite. Training, support and remuneration are provided. Funding is available for modiﬁcations to better equip your home. A child at risk is waiting for an open door. Make it yours. Call 604-708-2628 www.plea.ca email@example.com
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Vines: Evergreen clematis, Armandii (deer resistant), Bluebird. Montana: Alba & Freda. Japanese wisteria, varigated Jasmin. Fruit trees: Italian prune plum, sour cherry & mulberry. Japanese maple. Boxwood. Blue oats grass. Black stem bamboo. Call to order 604-202-7735 Linc
Sechelt Sunshine Coast, 3 BR upr ste, 2 f/baths, 5 appls, $150 per night, 604-218-9166
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NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is hereby given to creditors and others having claims against the following estate: OLWEN SYLVIA GOUGH, also known as OLWEN GOUGH, Deceased, formerly of 725 Inglewood Avenue, West Vancouver, in the Province of British Columbia, are required to send full particulars of such claims to the undersigned executrix at 937 Drayton Street, North Vancouver, B.C., V7L 2C5, before the 31st day of May, 2013, after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Brenda Giovinazzo, Executrix
NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Re: THE ESTATE OF SYLVIA HEATHER THOMPSON, also known as SYLVIA H. THOMPSON, SYLVIA THOMPSON, SYLVIA HEATHER LOZEJ, SYLVIA H. LOZEJ, SYLVIA LOZEJ, SYLVIA HEATHER FOWLER, SYLVIA H. FOWLER, and SYLVIA FOWLER Deceased, formerly of # 205 - 14 E. 19th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7L 2Y8 Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of Sylvia Heather Thompson are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executrix, Barrie Cotter c/o Millichamp & Company, Lawyers, 210 - 1530 - 56th Street, Delta, BC V4L 2A8 on or before June 14th, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.
REAL ESTATE 6002
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1495 Lighthall Court. Indian River Estates 5 BDRM, 3 bath updated home on private wooded cul -de-sac. Kitchen & all 3 baths newly reno’d. Garden level walk-out to sundeck easily converts to separate 2 bdrm suite. $798,000. (604) 992-5844 Open May 11 & 12, 2-4pm.
Maple Ridge/ Pitt Mead.
IMMACULATE 2446SF 4br 4ba t/h. Incredible view, huge master br $405,000, 604-466-3175 see uSELLaHOME.com id5226
Abbotsford TOP FLOOR quiet side of bldg 650sf 1br+den condo nr Hosp, & Sky train $244K 778-241-4101 see uSELLaHOME.com id5580
IMMACULATE TOP fl 963sf 2 br condo, insuite laundry, +55 building, $121,500 604-309-3947 see uSELLaHOME.com id5565
For Sale by Owner
S. Surrey/ White Rock
PARTIAL OCEAN view, 920sf 2br+den 2ba quiet condo, kids, pets ok. $309,000 778-294-2275 see uSELLaHOME.com id5575
For Sale by Owner
Houses - Sale
NEWTON 723SF 1br ground level w/private entry, insuite laundry $139,900 604-984-8891 see uSELLaHOME.com id5546
7BDRM/3BTH 5187 Marine Dr, Burnaby. For Sale by Owner uSELLaHOME.com, ID# 5669. Tel: 604-722-7977. Mortgage Helper. $695,000.
Houses - Sale
At WE BUY HOMES We CASH YOU OUT FAST! We Also Take Over Your Payments Until Your Home is Sold. No Fees! No Risk! Call us First! (604)- 626-9647 www.webuyhomesbc.com
CULTUS LK gardener’s dream 1160 sf 2 br 1.5 ba rancher, a/c 55+ complex $63K 604-858-9301 see uSELLaHOME.com id5400
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FLEETWOOD RENO’D 2140sf 4br 3ba, large 7100sf lot, bsmt suite $539,000. 604-727-9240 see uSELLaHOME.com id5617
Langley/ Aldergrove GUILDFORD 1900SF 3br 2ba w/basement suite on huge 8640 sf lot, $479,000 604-613-1553 see uSELLaHOME.com id5608
FORT LANGLEY 2300sf 5br w/suite above 3 additional rental units $965K 604-882-6788 see uSELLaHOME.com id5533
3 kitchens, 7 bdrms, 7 baths, architectural master piece with ocean view. $1,880,000.
GUILDFORD MAGNIFICENT 4952sf 10br 6.5ba back on creek, main floor master br, $729K 604-581-5541 see: uSELLaHOME.com id5506
Open Sat & Sun 1 - 5pm.
TOP FLR 762sf 1br condo, in-ste laundry, 45+ building Mt. Baker view $85,000. 778-822-7387 see uSELLaHOME.com id5553
STEVESTON VERY large 1284 sf 2br 2ba top fl condo amazing mtn views, $455K 604-275-7986 see uSELLaHOME.com id5376
SMALL PEACEFUL farm set up for horses right beside South Langley riding trail. Bright & comfortable older 2 bd home, f/p, barn, riding rings, pastures. $849,900. Call 604-323-4788 See Propertyguys.com ID: 76788
GARAGE SALES Garage Sale
ESTATE SALE! 4092 Virginia Crescent ESTATE / MOVING SALE. Sat. May 11, 10 AM - 4 PM, Sun. May 12, 10 AM - 3 PM Selling 2 homes with lots of great items that must go. From modern sectional couch to antiques. A must see! Absolutely no early birds! Rain or Shine.
LYNN VALLEY Yard Sale 3063 William Avenue Sat. May 11, 9 AM - 1 PM Great deals! Multi-house sale! Household items, kitchenware, women’s clothes, cd’s, dvd’s, sporting equipment, linens, handbags, jewelry! Rain or Shine.
GRAND BOULEVARD: Moving Sale, 1612 Sutherland Avenue Sat. May 11, 8 AM - 2 PM, Tools, Power Washers, Kitchenware, Furniture, Clothes, Linens, Patio Furniture. EVERYTHING MUST GO. High-end wares for pennies!! Rain or Shine.
YARD SALE Sat/Sun May 11 & 12 10am - 4pm 1285 22nd St W (back lane)
Collectibles, household items, antiques, etc. North Van HUGE GARAGE SALE Sat , May 11th, 9am - 1pm 1837 & 1825 Grand Blvd Fabulous items - some new, good gifts/treasures, many household articles & kids stuff. Partial proceeds to Canadian Cancer Society, Cap U Bursaries & other charities.
PHOENIX MASSAGE CTR. Now Open - New Girls Chinese,
North Van GARAGE SALE Sat May 11 from 9am-2pm 2025 Mountain Hwy Wedding decor, centre pieces vases, chair covers, furniture, household items & lots more!!
NORTH VANCOUVER, Garage Sale, 733 East 18th St., Back Lane Access Only. Saturday May 11, 10 AM - 2 PM, Furniture, household items, books and free stuff. Rain or Shine.
★CHARITY★ GARAGE SALE
Saturday, May 11th 9:00am - 4:00pm
9500 VanHorn Way, Richmond (between Costco & Casino) Furniture, toys, books, household, collectibles, etc.
TWO FAMILY GARAGE SALE Sat, May 11th, 9am - 1pm Household items 423 East 17th St in back lane
NEIGHBOURHOOD SALE Sat, May 11th, 9am -2pm 1634 Appin Rd Tools, kids stuff, kitchenware, fabrics, weight bench, free stuff & more North Van MULTI FAMILYSALE Sat, May 11, 9am - 3pm 1281 Alderwood Place Southside of Norgate School Something for everyone. Electronics, books, household, garden, furniture North Van
ANNUAL MEGA Garage Sale & Bake Sale
Sat, May 11th, 9am - 2pm North Shore Christian Centre 1400 Sutherland Proceeds for Africa Missions.
HUGE MOVING/ DOWNSIZING SALE Sat, May 11, 8am - 1pm
Furniture, garden equip, upright freezer, tools, household items, tons of stuff! 4622 Cove Cliff Rd. VINYL RECORDS-MINT CONDITION-FOR SALE Rock/Blues/Jazz/Classical, Sat May 11 9:30am-2:30pm 4700 blk Woodvalley Pl, West Van (Upper Caulfield) 604-862-6692
MOVING SALE 1738 Larkhall Crescent McCartney/Northlands: Sat. May 11, 10 AM - 4 PM, Sun. May 12, 10 AM - 3 PM Household goods, clothing, furniture, sporting goods, kids/adult clothing. Rain or Shine.
West Van GARAGE & DEMO SALE Sat & Sun, May 11 & 12 12noon - 5pm 563 Kildonan Rd Furniture, kitchen cabinet, windows, doors, tools & tons of misc. West Van Gleneagles Community Centre Garage Sale Sat May 11th, .. 9am-1pm Free Admission Over 40 Tables of Treasures. 6262 Marine Drive, West Van ★ 604-921-2100 ★ Table Rental $30 West. Vancouver HUGE!!! Sat. May 11, 9- 1 Perfume, China, Garden, Designer Clothes & Bags, Antiques, Lululemon, Jewellery, Kobo E-reader, Home Decor, Art, Martha Sturdy, Crystal, Silver, Lamps, Make-up, & Tons More. Tables 39 & 40 - Gleneagles Community Centre Garage Sale (40 Tables) 6262 Marine Dr.
WEST VANCOUVER Eagle Harbour 5742SPACE Cranley Drive Saturday May 11, 9 AM - 1 PM. BOOKING Multi-family great garage sale. For: SHARON Sports gear, tires, bike racks, toys, beautiful Rep: antiques, JShawclothes, renovation items, tools, games, Ad#: 1411337 pet cages, furniture AND MORE! Rain or Shine.
AGASSIZ NEW 2350sf 3br 2.5 Bath, high end finishing, huge master $349,000 604-729-0186 see uSELLaHOME.com id5603
407 West 15th St, North Van Iraj Babaei Sutton Westcoast Realty 604-626-1033
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SRY: 10866-160A St. Open Sat 2-4pm. 4 BR, 2400sf, cds, $623k Royal Pacific Rlty, Elvira Hall www.elvirahall.com 604-783-9632
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**LARGE VIEW HOME w/ MORTGAGE HELPER** - GIBSONS 3 bdrm, 2 bath up, 2 bdrm, 1 bath in-law suite down. MLS# V986234 Great value! $497,500 Karen Judd Prudential Sussex Realty 1-604-740-4395 for viewings
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Apartments & Condos
North Van Apt. Rentals
INTERNATIONAL PLAZA 1989 Marine Drive NORTH VANCOUVER
Bachelors! 1 Bedrooms! 2 Bedrooms!
3418 Blueberry Drive, Whistler, BC. Bare Land approx 13,500 sq ft. Panoramic views from Whistler to Mt. Currie. - $1,747,000 - email: email@example.com
PENDER ISLAND, level building lot (3819 Pirates Rd) 0.36 ac/ 15,681 sq ft with water sewer, hydro, cable at lot line. By owner only $109,900. 604-988-2653
RENTALS 604-980-3606 firstname.lastname@example.org www.caprent.com
★ CENTRAL LONSDALE ★June 1 Spacious 1 BR. Features large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, n/p. $1100 June 1 604-983-0634
1 BDRM $995, quiet bldg, 17th/ Lonsdale, sec prkg, reno’d, incl heat h/w, 604-990-8262 985-1658 1 BR $895, 2BR $1195, reno’d, clean, view, 2nd/St Andrews, np, Jun 1, incls heat hotwater & prkg, Call 604-984-2148 1 Br, $910, 2nd flr, June 1 New appl & paint, Heat incl. quiet. gated, free prkg, no pets 1 yr lease. 310 E. 2nd. 604-700-7572
1 BR Central Lonsdale, bright & clean, new kitchen & carpets, d/w. $950 incls heat, hw, cable, ns np, June 1. 604-562-1260 778-985-0905
Out Of Town Property
1 BR large 18/Lonsdale, incl heat & hw, drapes, balc, elevator, ns np $965, June 1, 604-220-6817
1730 Chesterfield 1 BR top flr, skylights, Jun 1, 2 BR both facing West, skylight d/w, prkg pet neg. Jun 15, 604-987-5841 1BR, ste, $925, Avail June 1 Gated prkg, quiet, drapes, heat incl. no pets, 1 yr lease, 321 East 2nd. 604-987-5802
1BR W. 20th & Lonsdale, heat, hw & prkg, no pet, ns, June 1st. Refs req’d. 604-960-0452
CRANBROOK 2060SF 4br 3ba reno’d home w/side suite on 2 lots $239,900 778-887-4530 see uSELLaHOME.com id5304
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2 BDRM Apt in character bldg, hardwood, heat, hot water, N/P, $1150, June 1. 604-983-0423 2 BDRM, North facing. 2nd floor, Updated, bright, spacious, $1225. 1st mth rent 1/2 price. balcony, storage, parking, laundry, 60 channel cble incld, heat & hw, quiet bldg, ref’s, NS/NP, No drugs. 155 E 12 St. Call to View: 604-980-6811 2 BR, 1 bath, h/w floors, bright, fresh paint, new countertops, close to seabus & transit. On site w/d. Adult bldg. $1200. Chad, 604-328-5545 2 BR large, $1250, New Reno’s, Now, View, ht, h/water, hw flrs, storage, ns, np, 604-986-5437 2 BR upper Lonsdale, $1250 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, June 1 604-202-3458
HATZIC LAKE Swans Point, 1 hr from Vanc incl lot & 5th wheel ski, fish, $134,500. 604-209-8650 see uSELLaHOME.com id5491
North Van Apt. Rentals
MOVE-IN BONUS Vista Del Mar
145 West Keith Road. Studios (Avail Now & June 1) 1 BR’s (Avail June 1) 2 BR’s (Avail June 1) Beautiful views. Indoor pool. Heat & Hot Water included. Small pet ok. 604-986-3356
1BDRM/1BTH 1306-2008 FULLERTON Ave, North Van. Must see, 1bdrm, hi flr, view, all utils, pool, gym, new paint, new carpet, parking, 24 hr security. No Pets, $1,100 Monthly. email@example.com
PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ★ Bachelor $850 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com
West Van Apt. Rentals
Westwind Apts 2025 Bellevue Ave, Rare Penthouse 2 bdrms, expansive ocean view, reno’d, also 2 bdrm mnt view & bach. Cat OK Senior discount 604-913-0734 1 BR, 2109 Bellevue. faces North West, h/wood, incls hw & ht, May 15, np/ns, $1000, 604-986-1294
3 BR $1500 July 15th, h/w flrs, incls ht, hw, Mile E of 2nd Narrows. NP, refs, 778-320-1554 3 BR apt, 2 bath, newer flrs. Mt Seymour Park area, ns, np, kids ok, $1600, now 604-987-7006
1775 Bellevue Avenue HOLLYBURN PLAZA
2 BR suites Available Now. Starting at $1900. Beautifully renovated units with ocean or mountain views, 900sq.ft., hardwood floors & DW. Prestigious building steps from all amenities & Ambleside Beach. Sorry, No Pets. Call 604-922-4724 to view.
2 BDRM Recently reno’d, available in quiet waterfront building, spectacular ocean view, No pets, non-smoking. 2180 Argyle Ave. West Vanc. 604-913-1849 for viewing appointment Ambleside across from beach, 2 bdrm, patio, garden, w/d, f/p, n/s, $1500/m. June 1, 604-506-4933
Studios (Avail June 1), 1 BR’s (Avail Now & June 1), 2 BR’s (Avail June 1). Mnt/Ocean views, incl. heat & h/w. Tennis courts, indoor pool, saunas, exercise & games rooms. Walk to beach & shops. Small pet ok.
LOG CABIN on .8 acre, Sunshine Coast Roberts Crk, 1 hr - Vancouver, $225,000. 604-922-7836
Large Bach upper Lonsdale, $775 incl heat/hw, hardwood, N/S adult bldg, June 1, 604-202-3458
MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 BR & 3 BR Apt, June 1st Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca
Apartments & Condos
West Van Apt. Rentals
Park Royal Towers
Completely Renovated All Utilities Included
1 BR (700-770 sq.ft.) 2 BR (1070 sq.ft.) 3 BR (1370 sq.ft.) Penthouse (1650 sq.ft.) Spectacular City & Ocean Views’ Huge Balconies Walk to Shops & Transit Hardwood Floors Gym, Swimming Pool
604-922-3246 935 Marine Drive
WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall
Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627
A SHORT STAY North Shore 1 & 2 bdrm + penthouse long or short. Renos, families, pets ok, Execs. 604-987-2691
1550 Duchess Ave, W. Van. Studio & 1 Br avail Fitness facility, Key less entry, Move-In Bonus, outdoor pool, nr shops, transit & Seawall. 1 yr lease, N/pets. Heat, hw incl’d. Member of Crime Free MultiHousing Program 604-922-4322 Luxury Over The Seawall! BACHELOR, 1 BR, pool, rec. room, pet ok, 2190 Bellevue Ave 604-926-6287
STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue Large 2 BR from $3000 Unobstructed Water Views Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713 www.austeville.com
LOVELY, FULLY Furn. self contained 1 BR ste, N Van, own wd, alarm, n/s, n/p, wkly maid, suits 1, $975, avail Now, 604-990-4835 W VAN furn accom, priv. entry w/deck, own bath. suits student or working, ns, 604-921-7385
GARAGE Secure lane access 600sq ft $675 Monthly. Call: (604) 985-5333 or 604 218-7964
Houses - Rent
4 BDRM / 3 BATH NEAR Lighthouse Park 3 - 4 bdrm, 3 bath. View. 5 appliances. Pets OK. $3,300 monthly. Call: (604) 926-1124. BRITISH PROPERTIES, 1496 Bramwell Rd. Lux. 7 bdrm/7bth, 8,300 sqft, nanny accomm, theater rm. Avail. Jun 8, unfurn, Min. 12 month lease. Ref. and credit check is req. $7,000/ month. Call Ali at (604) 782-5185 ★ EXECUTIVE HOME ★ Edgemont Village North Van NS, $4500 + utils, 604-512-8830
150sf - 600sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Call Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003
Out Of Town
Sechelt Sunshine Coast, 2 BR bsmt, 4 appls, avail Now, $750 incls cbl/net, 604-218-9166 UCLUELET LARGE 2BDRM completly furnished condo, view of inlet & mountains, walk to ocean, 6 days: $700. Call 250-726-4482
1 LARGE BR grnd flr ste, BP’S priv deck, view, np ns. $990. 604-261-4310, 604-710-2317 2 1/2 BR bsmt suite, West Van $1300 + 1/3 util, 1 dog ok, avail now, pay May 1st. 604-926-6767 2BR, $950, Lonsdale ground level Duplex, fenced garden, f/p, w/d, n/s, n/p, now/June, 913-0133 2 BDRM high bsmnt, harbour view, 1100sf, cent NV, fp, w/d, recent reno, bright, quiet, great yard, $1200 inc util 604-986-1044 2 BDRM main flr. East 1 St, North Van. Lrg south facing deck, n/s, n/p, refs, newly reno’d bath, new carpet/paint, 1 yr min lse, $1350 incl utils, shrd w/d, June/July 1, email: firstname.lastname@example.org
1 BR, in spacious home n/s female, internet, w/d, $495 incl, furn or unfurn 604-329-7449
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Home & Yard Carpentry. Small jobs. Bsmt, floors, concrete form, tiles. Francisco 604-710-9837 www.chulavistalandscaping.ca
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2 BR lower suite on West 15th St, North Van, fireplace, w/d, covered carport, sep entry, close to bus & shopping, np ns, $1040. June 1st. $1040. 604-925-2107 2 BR, Upper Lonsdale basement suite reno’d $1500 all inclusive, avail May 16, 604-725-5832 3 BR upr ste, Lynn Valley, bright, new kitch/bath, ns/np, Now, $1600 + 60% utils, 778-870-4747 BACH bsmt ste, Upper Lonsdale, bus, w/d, cable, np ns, shr’d bath, $575 incl, NOW, 604-980-2950
GIVE YOUR FAMILY THE BEST! 3 BR large & bright suite in Upper Lynn Valley sought after cul-desac. Recenty reno, insuite laundry, own entry. Huge backyard close to school, bus, library & world renowned trails within 4 mins. $1750 utils incl. Avail now. Call 778-996-2917 or exclusivepropertyrentals @gmail.com
1 BR $985 +Util. Avail June 1, 1 pet ok. Seymour Area. Email email@example.com or call 604.317.4114
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Looking for a beautiful, peaceful, well maintained home, town home or spacious condominium, (minimum 1500sq. ft) in West or North Vancouver to care take and/or rent beginning June 1 or July (unfurnished or furnished). I am a former elementary school teacher, female in mid 50’s, who has been care taking a large West Vancouver family estate after the passing of my beloved mother. I am extremely responsible and conscientious, a non-smoker, without pets and enjoy keeping a quiet, immaculate, clean home. I am looking for a special residence to lovingly care for, as if it were my own, and begin a new life. Excellent credit history. Willing to pay up to $4000 a month for the right residence. Please call 604 922-7880.
WOMAN EXECUTIVE my home sold, looking to share your multi level well maint home with view, 1 separate floor preferrred, West Van, Delbrook or Capilano. 604-987-6064
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1 BR garden ste, bright, ns/np, Highland Blvd, newly reno’d, shr’d w/d, June 1st, $1250 + 1/3 utils, incls internet, 604-417-9727
HI RISE. Central Lonsdale, 1 Bdrm, $1000. June 1. Inc heat/ hw. N/P, 604-985-3650 OCEAN FRONT boat access only 2 yr old 1600sf 3br 2.5ba 30min from W Van $799K 778-998-9141 see uSELLaHOME.com id5424
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1 BR, ChesterfIeld & 15th, mnt view, balc. $900 incl heat, hwater/ cbl, NP, 1 yr lease, 604-330-4555
1 BR, new bath/laminate flrs, avail, central Lonsdale, suit quiet ns, np, $1050/mo, 604-320-9238
MERRITT HERITAGE style 3070 sf 4br 5ba on 9.9ac lot detached shop, view $895K 250-378-8857 see uSELLaHOME.com id5592
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1 BDRM $900, 21st & Lonsdale, balcony, heat/hw inc, h/w fl, np/ns Adult bldg, ref’s. 604-904-9507 LANGLEY NR town fully reno’d 2474sf home on 5ac ppty, bsmt suite $1,150,000 604-825-3966 see uSELLaHOME.com id5582
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ARMS & Minds Renos Carpentry cabinets, doors, finishing, flooring, tile, drywall, paint, deck, fence, siding, electrical, plumbing. Warranty. Est. 1988 Free estimates. Mark 604-761-7745
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1990 JAGUAR XJ6, auto, 40AJ6 eng, 6 cyl, good cond. well main, 4 new winter & 4new summer tires $5,000 obo. 604-987-9068
1981 Pontiac Firebird Trans Am 126,000 kms. Must be seen $7,000 Paul (604) 803-5674
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AUTOMOTIVE cont. from previous page
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09 AUDI A4 QUATTRO
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2002 F-150 Ford Super Cab 4x4 'XTR', 1 yr warr, $7850 D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.
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12 FORD EXPEDITION MAX LTD
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08 BUICK ENCLAVE CXL AWD WAS $25,900
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2007 Toyota Rav 4 Limited AWD, 4cyl, auto, glass roof, a/c, alloys, only 105,000 original kms, dealer serviced, immaculate. $16,850 2005 FORD Escape XLT 1yr warr, alloys, sale $7,750 fold flat seats, #10578 Auto Depot 64-727-31111397 Welch NVan
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1991 MERCEDES BENZ 300C. Auto, new tires. 111,000 km. Exc cond. $5,100 obo 604-786-6495
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2011 Jeep Wrangler Unlimited Sahara
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2010 BMW 328XI AWD 59km, local Lease or Buy? No Accid, loaded; Bal BMW Warr; D10578. 604-727-3111 Auto Depot, 1397 Welch NVan.
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - North Shore News - A51
YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE ROAD
Tax man in Italy targets supercar suspects A biweekly roundup of automotive news, good, bad and just plain weird:
claim that the styling is a bit derivative, but it’s derivative of one of the best-looking cars on the road today. Being told your family-hauler looks like an Aston Martin is akin to being told that your haircut makes you look too much like George Clooney. Oh dear, what a shame. Beyond the pretty face though, there are some quibbles. While the Fusion looks good from any angle up front, I can’t claim the same adoration for the design of the rear. The practical considerations of reasonable rear passenger room and a decently sized trunk are
Italy’s disappearing supercars You’d think that the home of Ferrari and Lamborghini would be ﬁlled with exotic metal, prancing stallions jostling rampant bulls for space in day-to-day trafﬁc — the daily commute like an auto show in motion. You’d be wrong. In fact, even as the makers of supercars expand their worldwide sales, at-home ownership of supercars is at an all-time low and circling the drain. In 2010, Lambo sold 96 cars in its home market. 2011 saw 72 scissordoored machines leave Italian showrooms, and in 2012, just 60 cars. By comparison, total world sales have nearly doubled. So what gives? The problem isn’t speed limits, snarled trafﬁc, or expensive fuel prices — it’s the carabinieri. The Italian police, tired of tax-dodging high rollers, have started pulling over every supercar they see and checking their tax declarations. Claiming you only cleared the equivalent of $50,000 last year? Then kindly explain this $500,000 Ferrari, sir. Oops. Aside from the obvious Robin Hood PR-friendly angle for the government, tax evasion is a real problem
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NEWS photo Mike Wakeﬁeld
THE new Fusion is surprisingly stunning to look at — particularly from the front — making it seem a bit like a sensible Ford dressed in Aston Martin clothing. It is available at Cam Clark Ford in the Northshore Auto Mall.
2013 Ford Fusion
Fusion puts up nice front
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BOND, Tim Bond.
He lives in the suburbs with wife, two children and a middle-aged corgi named Samantha. He, like his famous cousin James, has a job with the Ministry of Defense, but it’s in the accounting department keeping track of top secret stamp pads. Rather than getting into car chases, he has a lengthy commute. So, margarine instead of martinis. A perfectly good Seiko instead of an Omega. A sensible three-piece suit instead of a tuxedo. A cordless drill instead of a Walter PPK. However, Tim looks just
Brendan McAleer the same as his secret-agent cousin, and is thus quite the hit at cocktail parties. Thus it is with the new Ford Fusion, which is a blend of the sensible and the super-spy, a
family sedan with the schnozz off an Aston Martin. The question we seek to uncover: is a stylized four-door with regular-guy underpinnings worth the money? If beauty is only skin deep, does it help to have decent fuel economy? In other words, is this a good car, or is the appeal For Your Eyes Only? Design Certainly, you have to admit that Ford’s rhinoplasty department deserves an honorary degree from the Canadian Society of Plastic Surgeons. The Kardashians only wish they could be so effectively enhanced. I suppose you could
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Chevy rumours spark speculation of mini-Camaro type sports car From page 51
THIS Chevrolet Code 130R Concept adds fuel to the ﬁre started by GM boss Mark Reuss when he said he wanted Chevy to come out with a small sports car.
for Italy’s government as it struggles to fund social programs — the overall public response has been largely in favour of the crackdown. Needless to say, Ferrari and Lamborghini executives are a bit steamed. Car customizer Dean Jeffries passes away When the music played and the four actor/musicians took to 1960s TV screens, the refrain was always the same: “Hey hey, we’re the Monkees, and people say we monkey around.” Then the four
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Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. !Fuel consumption for 2013 Accent 4 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/ Elantra Sedan L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/ Sonata GL Auto (HWY 5.6L/100KM; City 8.7L/100KM)/Tucson L 5-Speed Manual (HWY 7.7L/100KM/10.4L/100KM) are based on Energuide. Actual fuel efficiency may vary based on driving conditions and the addition of certain vehicle accessories. Fuel economy figures are used for comparison purposes only. "Price of models shown 2013 Accent 4 Door GLS Auto/ Elantra Limited/ Sonata Limited/Tucson Limited AWD are $20,094/$24,794/$30,564/$34,109. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,495/$1,495/$1,565/$1,760. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. 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would drive off somewhere in an outlandish red hot rod. Today we mark the passing of a man who was a master of monkeying around with the automobile. Not only did Dean Jeffries design the Monkeemobile and put the ﬁrst coat of paint on the very ﬁrst Shelby Cobra, he’s also the guy behind the ’32 Ford on the cover of the Beach Boys’ Little Deuce Coupe album. He also did some paintwork on James Dean’s doomed Porsche 550 Spyder. A contemporary of wellknown Batmobile builder George Barris, Jeffries also was a skilled stunt driver and had ﬁlm credits for The Blues Brothers and Die Hard With A Vengeance. He was right at the center of American car culture, all through the golden years of the automobile, and he will be missed. BMW i3 electric car to cost around $40,000 Once a manufacturer you could count on to put driving feel above all else, BMW has been steadily repositioning itself as a champion of futuristic efﬁciency solutions. Remember the wild-looking Bimmer from the last Mission Impossible ﬂick? Stuff like that. Those of us who remember the blue-and-white roundel’s purist-pleasing past aren’t going to be especially thrilled about their upcoming electro-pod, but fans of saving fuel surely will be. The plug-in machine will also be available with a range-extending gasoline engine sourced from BMW’s motorcycle division. Ofﬁcial pricing is not completely released, but the
rumour is somewhere around the $40,000 range, perhaps slightly more to Canadian consumers. That’s about the same price as a Nissan Leaf, and you have to wonder whether BMW’s ownership of Mini will combine to make the car a sort of plug-in hot-hatchback. One can only hope. GM president wants a Chevy-badged FRS General Motors head honcho Mark Reuss wants “a really nice, light, rear-drive car that’s inexpensive.” Who doesn’t? Wait, turns out he wants a car like that to join the Chevrolet lineup. Sir, ﬁrst you had my curiosity, but now you have my attention. Of course, while everyone in their mid-20s hears “inexpensive, light, rear-drive Chevy” and thinks “miniCamaro,” everyone in their mid-50s thinks “Chevette.” And not in a good way. Still, that was old GM, and this is a new, more globally focussed company that has good product on the ground and a strong sports car heritage. Could they make a viable successor to the Miata or Toyobaru? Well, the Pontiac Solstice was fairly OK if you sourced it with the turbo engine. What’s more, base the machine on a cutdown version of the chassis under-pinning the Cadillac ATS, and there might just be something there. Of course, this is all American Apple-Pie-inthe-sky at this point. Even so, with the Camaro and Mustang fully ﬂedged muscle cars, perhaps a new breed of owners would take to a smaller pony car. Watch this space for all the best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to brakingnews@gmail. com. Follow Brendan on Twitter at @brendan_mcaleer.
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - North Shore News - A53
Touchscreen technology takes time to learn From page 51
This is much easier to use than it used to be, and again, familiarity makes it seem sensible. There are reports of MyFord Touch freezing up, or having other glitches, but I have yet to observe this personally. Tech aside, the seats are very comfortable, the rear seat room is only slightly less than something like an Accord, and visibility is very good — you’ll never hear anybody say that about an Aston Martin. Performance My tester came outﬁtted with the mid-level 1.6-litre EcoBoost turbo charged four-cylinder, producing 178 horsepower and 184 footpounds of torque, or about the same as competitors’ larger, 2.5-litre four-cylinder engines. The Fusion can also be spec’d with a regular 2.5-litre four, or a 2.0-litre turbo with a healthy 240 horses, or a hybrid powertrain. I’ve not driven the current-generation
you’ll get a good idea what the inside of the Fusion is all about. The overall layout is very straightforward, but there’s enough technology crammed in here to make Q start drooling. Or possibly swearing. One drawback to reviewing vehicles for a single week is that’s not quite enough time to familiarize oneself with some of the more complicated systems out there — and MyFord Touch is among the most potentially convoluted setups on the market. However, once you’ve driven a few Fords, you start to get the gist of what their engineers were trying to do. The multi-function, switchable displays on either side of the speedometer have a wealth of information to be sorted through, and the digital fuel gauge seems actually fairly accurate, which isn’t as common as you might think. Then there’s the centre touchscreen which controls pretty much everything.
not something that Aston’s stylists need to bother with, but Ford has a different set of priorities. So, from the side and three-quarter rear proﬁle, the Fusion is not quite as handsome. I hesitate to use the phrase “love handles,” but certainly it should keep the tuxedo on, and perhaps not don those blue Speedos without doing a few more lunges. Oh yeah, and speaking of handles, my tester had a slightly misaligned one on the driver’s side. I do mean slightly, and ordinarily something like this is no big deal but — well, it’s a bit like a weak handshake every time you get into the car. Had I my wallet out, I would be casting a careful eye for ﬁt and ﬁnish before taking delivery. Environment Think comfortable living room with a giant ﬂat-screen TV and multiple digital devices hooked up to it, and
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A54 - North Shore News - Friday, May 10, 2013
Fusion fun to drive in the city From page 53
THE Mazda6 is a driver-focused sedan. It’s a blast out on the road with good fuel economy but places less focus on features than the Fusion does.
THE Honda Accord is a household name for a reason. It’s roomy, efﬁcient and fun to drive, though perhaps not as stylish as the new Fusion.
hybrid, but the previous car produced excellent fuel economy and is well worth a look as an alternative to a Toyota product. However, the 1.6 turbo does not put out the numbers you expect. It’s a very punchy motor, especially off the line: remember that this is the sort of powerplant you get with a Mini Cooper S or Nissan Juke.
The premise seems to be that smaller forced-induction engines give the power of a larger-displacement option with better fuel economy. In laboratory tests, I’m sure that’s the case. Out in the real world, dipping into the boost starts skewing the results further and further away from the ﬁgures on the window sticker. However, the drive is
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Friday, May 10, 2013 - North Shore News - A55
Excellent offerings in competitive mid-sized sedan class From page 54
great, particularly around the city. The six-speed transmission operates quickly, and while the suspension isn’t set up to be as sporty as something like a Mazda6, the Fusion is willing and grippy, though that smallish engine doesn’t match its low-end grunt in top-end power. Doubtless the sport model will give you a bit more poise in the corner-carving department, but the chassis is willing at this more comfortoriented level. Frankly, I wish Ford would stuff their hilariously powerful EcoBoost V-6 in here so we could go hunt down BMW 3-Series at the racetrack. For now though, it’s nicely balanced. Features Pricing for the basic S model starts at $22,499 and runs up to the mostexpensive Titanium models (which look utterly fantastic, by the way) at $33,499. However, the base prices are just the beginning. Glancing over the options breakdown on my tester, I can see some pricey items, like the $3,000 luxury package with leather and heated seats, or the $1,500 for driver assists (lane-keeping and blind-spot detection). All told, this 1.6 SE goes through the checkout for $33,199 after freight and PDI. Seems like a lot, but actually compares favourably with a well-equipped Japanese mid-sizer. Fuel-economy is ofﬁcially rated at 8.5 litres/100 kilometres city and 5.3 l/100 km highway. Not going to happen. Mixed mileage is rated at 7.0 l/100 km but you’re more likely to see double-digit consumption, depending on driving style. Green light Stunning looks; solid chassis; high-tech options; comfortable ride; roomy interior. Stop sign Turbo engines can be thirstier than expected; slightly ﬁddly infotainment; options costs can mount up. The checkered ﬂag Might not be licensed to kill, but a solid play for your mid-sized dollar: from Michigan with love. Competitors Honda Accord ($23,990) Honda’s mid-sized car is a household name for a reason, and this current-generation car is a slam-dunk. It’s roomy, it’s efﬁcient, and you don’t even need to option it with the rocketship V-6 to
too large for some. Also, you have to give the Ford the nod for its less-cluttered interior. Mazda6 ($24,495) What a time to be shopping for a mid-sized
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