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Bosa’s previous proposal envisioned 14- and 22storey residential towers along with two six-storey buildings, bringing 439 units of housing. “I heard loud and clear what people wanted was a mountain village and a mountain village is what I’m trying to deliver,” said Mark Sager, Bosa’s point man for the project and former West Vancouver mayor. “It is not finished.This is not a formal public information meeting. This is not part of the formal process at all. It is simply: ‘Here’s where I’m at. Here are my thoughts.What do See 5-storey page 3

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Remaking North Shore estuaries

Coalition of partners plan fish-friendly ecosystems ANNE WATSON awatson@nsnews.com

Nestled beside the constant hum of an industrial work yard, the Seymour River estuary might not resemble much, but these waters were once a place of transformation. “This all used to be open, productive, intertidal flats and estuaries,” said Ken Ashley, professor of ecological restoration at BCIT. “Now about 95 per cent of it’s gone, and because we’ve got heavy industry that’s been here for decades, and bridge and transportation corridors, there’s just a small percentage of the natural habitat left.” The estuary, located under Ironworkers Memorial Second Narrows Crossing, is set to become one of three such ecosystems to receive a much-needed facelift. Ashley together with partners that include the Habitat Conservation Trust Foundation, the Squamish Nation and Seaspan spearheaded the Burrard Inlet Restoration Pilot Program to resurrect the dying bodies of water. The groups are working to bring salmon and other fish and wildlife, back into the

Dave Harper, assistant instructor with the BCIT Ecological Restoration Program, explains the work being done to revitalize the estuary of Mackay Creek in North Vancouver. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN Scan with Layar for more photos. estuaries. “What many people don’t realize is that without an estuary where salmon and trout can adjust from salt water to fresh water, you get very low survival,” said Ashley. “What you normally would have seen in here would be chest high sedges, vegetation. There would have been lots of large wood that would have given some structural complexity. There would have been trees with

ospreys in them and eagles, fish, the whole estuarine and terrestrial ecosystem — and it’s more or less nonexistent now. “ While construction has started at the Mackay Creek estuary, work has yet to begin on Seymour and Mosquito Creek. Ashley is working with his students to help with the rebuilding process. “The planning work is going on right now just to lay out what needs to be

done and develop plans, that’s where the students are interacting with it,” he said. “The actual real construction work will start next year.” Ashley said with all three estuaries, heavy industry and natural ecosystems would be coexisting. “For years there’s been a hatchery up at the top here by the dam,” said Ashley of Seymour’s estuary. “They’ve had

Drivers trained in special needs From page 1 TransLink is going to take another 5,000 (service hours) in 2014 and another 5,000 in 2015,” said Bob Chitrenky, Amalgamated Transit Union local 1724 president. “Before you know it, people are going to be

forced into taxis where many of our people don’t fit into sedan-type cars. Our drivers are trained to deal with special needs, whether it be a physical handicap, an age handicap or a mental handicap. The taxi drivers are just in and out because that’s how they make their own money.”

TransLink ought to be stabilizing or increasing funding for HandyDart as the population ages and demand for the services goes up, Chitrenky said. “For us, it will mean a loss of jobs but that’s not our concern at this point. In 10 years, I want HandyDart to be there,’ he said.

“When we’re talking about seniors and people with disabilities, I really do believe they deserve a quality service. TransLink keeps talking about rides, as if it’s ‘Take this parcel from here to there.’” Mayor Darrell Mussatto and former councillor John Braithwaite are expected to speak at the rally.

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Minister of Community, Sport and Cultural Development Coralee Oakes. The games will likely require 1,200 volunteers, according to a release from the B.C. Seniors

Games Society. “We are looking forward to your community’s involvement in staging a memorable set of Games,” said the society’s president June Parsons in a press release. North Vancouver was selected due to its

dedication to showcasing the community to thousands of seniors, according to Parsons. “The Games will support our physically active seniors and promote health and wellness to the wider community,” said City of North Vancouver Darrell

Mussatto in a press release. “This is a wonderful opportunity of the district to share with seniors from around B.C. our excellent facilities and passion for sport,” added District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton. — Jeremy Shepherd

such low survival, they’re doing such drastic things as putting the juvenile salmon in barges and they’re towing them out to Point Atkinson to let them go because the return rate is so low.” But, he said, when you have an estuary the juvenile fish coming down the river can stop and adjust from life in fresh water to life in salt water, a transition that is hard for an animal. “For people it doesn’t

matter.You can swim in fresh water, you can swim in salt water, it doesn’t matter because you don’t live there. But for fish physiologically to make the difference, they need to have a transition zone where they can hang out for a couple of weeks, get their bodies adjusted to one or the other, and not be eaten by something in the process,” said Ashley. “When you add a bunch of large wood and habitat complexity in there, it allows the fish to have that time to activate without getting eaten because when you’re a juvenile salmon everybody wants to eat you, when you’re an adult salmon everybody wants to eat you. So you have to basically hide whenever you’re in an estuary so you have time to make the physiological adjustments.” Randall Lewis, environmental adviser for the Squamish Nation, said the collaboration between the groups is an important step in habitat restoration. “We understood that to fix this we have to create partnerships,” said Lewis. “What we’re doing today are really band-aid solutions, but they make a big difference for the future.” Lewis said the Mosquito Creek estuary in particular is important for the Squamish, adding that in the past there were almost thousands of fish populating the area. “When these fry are leaving the Seymour See Habitat page 5

5-storey height limit makes project unviable From page 1 you think so far?’” Many aspects of the plan are preliminary and liable to change at council’s discretion, Sager said. But with the Bosa towers being shorter than the nearby Kiwanis Lynn Manor and the proposal coming well under the density allowed in the official community plan, he feels they are on the right track. The new proposal isn’t being received warmly by the North Shore Alliance for Sensible Development, a residents’ group which disagrees with both the height of the buildings and the timing of the announcement. Hazen Colbert, a spokesman for the group,

said Sager and Bosa should have waited to see the results of a survey and series of consultation meetings the District of North Vancouver held in June and July on what any new development should look like. “We think that it’s best to wait until that preferred option has been agreed to by council.We think that approach will facilitate successful redevelopment in Lynn Valley,” he said. As for the height, the alliance’s position is that five storeys should be the limit, Colbert said. Five storeys would make the project totally unviable and lead the developer to re-lease the empty Zellers space and abandon plans to buy the old district library, said Sager.


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Habitat key to salmon survival From page 3 estuaries, the survival rate is zero,” he said. “There’s nothing out here for them to survive in, there’s no trees, logs dumped, there’s no estuarine areas for these young ones to thrive in.” The Mosquito Creek location, said Ashley, has been an eyesore that will be restored. “This is basically as degraded a habitat as you can get,” he said of the estuary’s current condition. Barry Chilibeck, with Northwest Hydraulic Consultants, another partner in the restoration project, said the Mackay Creek construction has made vast improvements on the salmon run already, but more changes are still to come. “There were some real serious impediments in this estuary in Mackay Creek,” said Chilibeck. One of the impediments was a large concrete weir that created an obstacle for the migrating fish. “This developed a really

high drop and the chum and the coho salmon that came in the estuary at low tide, there was no way for them to get over that weir,” said Chilibeck. “When that happened it made them subject to predation in the lower estuary by seals. One of the primary things was getting rid of that weir and that’s what we did.” The weir is being replaced with a naturalized creek outlet, said Chilibeck, which gives the salmon a more natural channel to climb up at any tide level. “The second part of the project is along this shoreline, along the west side,” he said. “What you don’t see is a lot of salt marsh and vegetation, and that’s primarily because the elevations that those are sitting at are too low.” To solve that problem, Chilibeck said pads would be built at the right elevation that will allow a salt marsh community, such as plants, to develop as well as putting in wood to keep geese away.

Tom Tasaka, project director at Seaspan, said construction crews at Mackay have had to work with the tides, adding that crews have started as early as 2 a.m. He said the project is right in line with Seaspan’s core values and collaborating with the other groups was important. “I’m a project director so to make anything happen you have got to do things in a partnership,” said Tasaka. Bodwell High School, located adjacent to Mackay Creek estuary, has also been involved in the process, including educational efforts. Paul Yuen, president of Bodwell, said they have students from 38 countries attending the school this fall and having the exposure to Mackay Creek is an important learning experience. “Most of these students come from developing countries and they have a lot of challenges in their environment,” said

Yuen. “We are going to mobilize the whole school community to be taking part, to be observing, to be helping, to be getting their hands dirty, and hopefully they can bring this back to their own country.” Along with the City of North Vancouver, the federal government has also helped contribute to the project. Andrew Saxton, MP for North Vancouver, said the federal government has 104 projects on the go across the country. “It’s great because every layer of government involved is making it happen,” said Saxton of the North Vancouver projects. “It’s really impressive to see that happening.” Brian Springinotic, CEO of HCTF, said the benefit of restoring the estuaries will go back into the community and that keeping the estuaries in pristine condition will fall on the shoulders of those in the surrounding areas. “We are looking to local partners to monitor the

sites,” said Springinotic. “Each one is going to be different. The solution to who will sustain them will vary from site to site.” Estuaries, though small in size and in numbers, said Ashley, are disproportionately important because of their ecological significance. “It’s like for cars or transportation, it’s a big sort of meeting place of creatures from all those different environments — aquatic, terrestrial, marine and fresh water — and so when you lose those, it’s like the lights at an intersection go out, things start to fall apart,” said Ashley. “Without functioning estuaries you can’t have healthy salmon populations, you’ve got a chain with a broken link.”

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centre that emptied WV’s municipal savings account). Unbeknownst to most citizens, an art (and artists’) lobby fronted by the Arts Advisory Council wants to slap this hybrid of a Class-A art gallery, art education facility and gift shop — and a wine bar — on the entire 1600-block of Bellevue on the north side of the train tracks.

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Clark’s contribution to the arts, including past board membership in the WV Community Arts Council and culminating last year in a Queen Elizabeth II Diamond Jubilee medal for community service, would fill half this space. Clark wrote Smith, in part: “Having put in a beautiful and very costly new children’s playground at John Lawson, are we now going to tear up the already limited parking so that young mothers and their children can’t access it? “Word has it that the parking for this monstrosity will be underground . . . excuse me, has no one heard of the water table? John Lawson is almost in the sea as it is (remember the high waters that turned the Silk Purse into an island?). . . .

“Aren’t we trying to reduce the high buildings on the waterfront, so that views are not jeopardized. “I am appalled by the stupidity of the entire concept. . . . I’m not against an art gallery, just this location and the cost!” Ah, the cost. Donations would fall far short. The arts group clearly expects the federal and provincial governments to kick in — YIMBY,Yes, In My Back Yard, if it’s for our project. We all know it: Flat hypocrisy. Decry government debt while lobbying for local interests. B.C. film industry, anyone? Then there’s operating costs. That bill would almost certainly be borne by West Van taxpayers. It would not be small. But wouldn’t it be allayed by admission charges? Ha. No, the plan

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Funding issues bedevil school boards KEITH BALDREY Contributing writer

Last week’s column about how a wage hike for CUPE will likely be funded appeared to touch a nerve with a number of school trustees and teachers, who descended upon me on social media (notably Twitter) to say how unfair the whole situation is. The funding situation for B.C. schools is indeed unfair in many ways, but it doesn’t lessen the likelihood that school boards will have to dig into their budgets to give their employees a pay raise. Nevertheless, it’s important to examine whether school funding has fallen short over the past decade, or whether it has kept pace with mounting cost pressures. Every year, the provincial government likes to boast it has increased the average rate of funding-per-pupil. It now stands at about $8,600 per student, an increase of 37 per cent since 2001. And school districts’

operating budgets now total more than $4.7 billion, a 27 per cent hike since 2001. On paper, this all looks significant and it appears the funding arrows are pointing the right way: upwards. And these increases have taken place even while student enrolment has declined by 72,000 in the last decade, a significant reduction. But school trustees have their own numbers, and they are not as positive. In fact, it’s hard to square the two opposing views in any meaningful way. School districts such as Vancouver have compiled a list of cost pressures they claim are not “funded” by the dollars-per-student funding model. For example, the Vancouver school board estimates inflation alone has added $10 million to its budget over the last decade. Employee benefit improvements (including teachers’ pension changes and higher MSP premiums) have added a further $37 million and collective agreement wage hikes have added $58 million.

There are other cost items as well, but the VSB puts its own funding “shortfall” for this year compared to its situation in 2002 at about $47 million. A two-per-cent hike for CUPE would cost an additional $2 million or so. Northern and rural school districts have other cost pressures. Heating costs are a bigger and more expensive issue in places like Prince George and Prince Rupert than in, say, Victoria. As well, rising bus costs are a bigger headache in Williams Lake than in Burnaby. One Prince George teacher, who read last week’s column with some despair, wrote to me to recount some of the challenges he encounters in his district. “While no two districts are alike,” wrote Glen Thielmann, “we have also seen a sharp increase in the amount of vulnerable, at-risk and special designation students in our classroom, coupled with downloaded parenting costs such as meal programs, afterschool supervision, and

kids to purchase what’s needed in the classroom. Now the cutting exercise is about to begin again, CUPE wage hike or no CUPE wage hike. School trustees have been vocal in their protests about funding levels for years now, but there are no signs they’ve been able to persuade the provincial government to provide much more money for the system. In fact, the B.C. Liberals have been reelected three times since trustees and the B.C. Teachers Federation started complaining about so-called underfunding of the education system. The K-12 education system simply has failed

community transitions/ support programs designed to develop basic skills and maintain safety of kids.” His description sounds like the current funding levels aren’t getting the job done. To meet these rising costs, boards have pursued different options when it comes to service cuts or resource reductions over the years. Teaching and librarian positions have been axed by varying degrees, and books and supplies have also been chopped. In some schools, the heat is turned down at times to save money. Parents find themselves having to fork over more money for their

to register as a ballot box question in elections. Compounding the matter is that the B.C. Liberals no doubt view protests led by the BCTF and school trustees with direct ties to the NDP as being mostly political in nature, and therefore easier to dismiss. That’s why the next school year will see a repeat of what we’re seeing now: the government will boast that it has increased education funding and school boards will cry foul, and both sides will appear to be correct. Keith.Baldrey@globalbc. news Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.

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Recycling bins on the North Shore could be getting a little fuller with a new plan aimed at the collection of certain recyclable materials. The Packaging and Printed Paper Stewardship Plan would allow MultiMaterial BC, a non-profit organization created under the British Columbia Society Act, complete control of PPP pickup throughout the province, effectively taking the place of local governments by May 2014. PPP items include everything from paper or plastic carry-out bags, giftwrapping and food wraps, to prescription bottles and disposable plates and cups. Municipal governments have until Sept. 16 to decide on whether to participate in some capacity

with MMBC’s new plan that includes curbside collection, multi-family building collection as well as recycling depots. Companies or non-profit organizations that currently collect PPP would be contracted under MMBC. Municipal governments can opt out of MMBC’s plan altogether, in which case the government would then continue to provide collection services. Jennifer Meilleur, communications and community programs coordinator for North Shore Recycling Program, said the deadline is proving to be a challenge for the municipalities, but overall the program is a good move. “It’s making the producers responsible for the full life cycle of their products and that’s really exciting,” said Meilleur. “Each municipality will be taking recommendations to council and it will be up to each one to kind of make

the decision on how to move forward.” Donna Power, spokeswoman for the District of West Vancouver, said the municipality shares the concerns about the early deadline.The issue will be brought to a public council meeting likely in October, according to acting communications director Jeff McDonald. According to Connie Rabold, communications manager with the City of North Vancouver, the municipalities are still in discussion about the options. Though there has not been feedback from residents yet, Meilleur said the plan would allow people to include new items in their blue box. “People will be able to, assuming that a municipality decides to participate in the program, that would mean that their residents would be able to include more things in their blue box and it will be easier to recycle things like plastic bags and Styrofoam as well,” said Meilleur.

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INQUIRING REPORTER Despite the opinions of several retired police chiefs, attorneys general and public health officials, possession of marijuana is still a criminal offence in B.C. The drug has been linked to short-term memory loss and organized criminal syndicates, as well as an inexplicable appreciation for the band Phish. Using the same tactics that beat back the HST, Sensible B.C. is looking for enough signatures to trigger a province-wide referendum with the ultimate goal of decriminalizing marijuana. — Jeremy Shepherd

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Ryan Ghorayeb North Vancouver “No, I wouldn’t. It lowers testosterone levels.”

Marguerite Wong North Vancouver “No. I’m totally against drugs.”

Steven Harlos North Vancouver “I’d say no because prolonged use leads to schizophrenia and other memory impairments.”

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Question: UBC students pay big dollars for tuition and such. Why should present-day students, generationally guiltless, lose a valuable, expensive day of lectures, library use etc. because of alleged abuse of native students in the past? ••• On a happy note: The storms ceased, the fog lifted, and the sun shone on the wedding on Bowen Island’s Tunstall Bay last Saturday of West Vancouver-raised Frazer Elliott and Germanborn Janina Micko. And as a special treat for the German visitors, a pod of whales swam by on cue. Bet they don’t often see that on the Ruhr. rtlautens@gmail.com


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WestVan council directs staff to draft bylaws for discussion JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

Coach houses may be coming to your neighbourhood. After years of debate and study, the District of West Vancouver inched closer to allowing coach houses across the municipality at Monday’s council meeting. Many councillors and speakers viewed the detached secondary suites as an effective method to quell the surge of monster mansions that have characterized new housing in recent years. Besides helping aging parents stay in their neighbourhood, coach houses are a great method of preserving community character, according to resident Kim Little. “I’m really concerned at the rate of the destruction of our seaside cottages, and in turn our history, and in turn our community soul,” she said. Council’s vote leaves district staff with the task of prepping bylaws that would allow the rental units while giving a voice to concerned neighbours through a design review process.

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Coach houses will reinvigorate communities and add variety to the district’s housing market, according to Panz. “Our goal really isn’t to increase density, it’s to increase housing options.” Since 1980, nearly every new homeowner has nudged the maximum limits of square footage, noted Coun. Craig Cameron, referencing a staff report. Modest bungalows are usually replaced by cookiecutter mansions built by speculators, he said. “If you care about heritage in this community and if you care about neighbourhoods, you want this to happen,” he said. “The more we delay this, the more we fart around and talk about it and think about it and do nothing to change it, then what’s going to happen is that more houses are going to get knocked down, we’re going to lose our neighbourhoods as they once were, it’s not going to be bucolic West Vancouver, and we’ll be to blame.” Council’s vote was unanimous, although Soprovich maintained his reservations. “I’ll bite my tongue and let it go, or hold my nose, whatever one does,” he said. Coun. Michael Lewis did not attend the meeting.

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DANCES FOR A SMALL STAGE MovEnt dance society showcases new and established contemporary work in a completely unconventional venue, with an intimate cocktail lounge/cabaret atmosphere on a ridiculously small 10x13 stage. For more information visit movent.ca.

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Plastic Orchid Factory takes it to the stage

Motion witness ■ Dances for a Small Stage, Sept. 12-14 at the Ukrainian Centre, 154 E. 10th Ave.,Vancouver. Doors open at 7 p.m., show starts at 8 p.m.Tickets: $20 cash at the door. 19+ admitted.Visit movent.ca for information. CHRISTINE LYON clyon@nsnews.com

At five foot 11, Lara Barclay has a large range of motion, so sharing a miniature stage with three other dancers comes with a real risk that somebody might catch a foot in the face. But Barclay is confident she and the rest of the plastic orchid factory dance crew can execute — with elegance

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— their contribution to this weekend’s Dances for a Small Stage.The 29th installation of the popular contemporary dance series, produced byVancouverbased MovEnt, will showcase a selection of shorts all performed on a 10-by-13foot stage. “I’m a very tall woman so Small Stage is always such an ironic experience for me,” says Barclay. “You’re always hyper aware of other performers on stage. Typically (the dances) tend to be small pieces, like solos or duets or trios.That’s a lot more comfortable.” Barclay has performed all over the world and is currently a director and choreographer at Lamondance, a contemporary training and

performance company for aspiring professionals, run out of RNB Dance & Theatre Arts in North Vancouver. Born in Ontario, she started dancing as a toddler and attended Canada’s National Ballet School.That’s where she first met James Gnam, director of the plastic orchid factory. At Dances for a Small Stage, plastic orchid factory will perform a remount of their contemporary work _post, which premiered two years ago at the Firehall Arts centre. “The piece plays on the myth of ballet and misconceptions about ballet and modern dance, and it kind of joins them together,” Barclay says, noting one of the four dancers will perform

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wearing a single pointe shoe. In one instance on stage, Barclay finds herself cocooned in a long, bulky veil. “I have one solo where I’m completely wrapped in that and I have to cross the stage and it unravels as I’m walking across and eventually I leave it behind,” she explains. “It’s always fun having a prop like that that’s so flexible and so precarious because you never actually know how the solo’s going to end up.” During rehearsals, there were times when the veil unraveled perfectly, dropping gracefully from her foot at the right musical cue. “And other times I’m completely entangled in it and I can’t get it off,” she laughs.

Unpredictable props aside, the dancers also face the more obvious challenge of reeling in their movements for the scaleddown performance space. “Spatially you have to be really flexible to make some changes,” Barclay says. “I’m quite a big mover when I dance, so it is an extra big challenge for me to move small.” But she has faith that she and her fellow dancers will be able to conquer the small stage. “The dancers that James has in the plastic orchid factory, they’re really skilled and capable dancers and they’re very flexible and they can adapt, so I’m not worried performing with

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ART MATTERS Kaitlynn Corlett, events and program assistant at North Vancouver’s CityScape Community Art Space displays Margot Brassil’s painting Living Gems one of the works available in North Vancouver Community Arts Council’s Art Rental Show. The exhibit, running Sept. 13 through Oct. 5, features 400 original works by more than 100 local artists. Everything on view in the gallery is available for rent from $10 to $40 per month. For more information visit nvartscouncil.ca. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

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Mondays. 604-925-7290 ferrybuildinggallery.com Painters’ Landing: Local artists will work, exhibit and sell art outdoors at Ambleside Landing and Millennium Park Saturdays and Sundays, noon to 4 p.m. until Oct. 27. Fire: An exhibition ofWest Vancouver Fire Museum paintings, artifacts and fire trucks will run until Sept. 29. Vintage fire trucks will be on display Sept. 14 and 21, 2-5 p.m. Call for Artists: The Ferry Building Gallery is looking for unique crafts, fine artwork and distinctive gifts for its annual Christmas exhibition and sale. Jury drop-off Sunday, Sept. 22, 9-11 a.m. and pick-up 2-3 p.m. at the Music Box, 1564 Argyle Ave.,WestVancouver. Call for Entry: All past and present North Shore, Sea to Sky Corridor, Bowen Island and Sunshine Coast artists are invited to submit works for an upcoming exhibit. Jury drop-off Sunday, Sept. 29, 9-11 a.m. and pickup 3-4 p.m. at theWest Vancouver Community Centre, 2121 Marine Dr. Interpretations of the Spiritual in Nature II: Paintings, sculpture and printmaking by Lynne Green will be on display Oct. 1-20. Opening reception:Tuesday, Oct. 1, 6-8

p.m. Meet the artist: Saturday, Oct. 5, 2-3 p.m. GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.WednesdayFriday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free.Tours Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required: info@ smithfoundation.ca. 604-903-3798 GRAFFITI CO. ART STUDIO 171 East First St., North Vancouver.Tuesday-Friday, 1:30-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. 604-980-1699 or gcartstudio@shaw.ca Colored Abstract: Works by Kam Filsoufi will be on display until Sept. 27. NORTHVANCOUVER COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTRE 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver.TuesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. 604990-3700 x8016 nvma.ca Imagining North Vancouver: Learn about the beginnings of NorthVancouver and how it came to be with an exhibit about dreamer Edward Mahon. Runs until Sept. 30.

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For her third solo record, Los Angeles-based singersongwriter Julia Holter turned her creative eye to a film that captivated her growing up.

The 1958 American musical Gigi, based on the 1944 novella by French writer Colette, had been a fixture in her grandmother’s video collection. The movie made a strong impact on Holter’s young mind, so much so

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Synthetic sounds spread across the tranquil California commune. The bloops, bleeps, and metallic hums had one meaning for the tie-dyed denizens of the late 1960s. “All these hippies started crawling out of the bushes with these amazed looks, convinced that martians had landed,” recalls Ramon Sender in the forthcoming documentary Buchla: California Maverick on a New Frontier. Perhaps the preeminent pioneer of electronic music, Donald Buchla has spent more than 50 years creating otherworldly music.

Responding to three questions over the phone, Buchla utters five words and offers one “uh huh.” It’s not rudeness, and it certainly isn’t a lack of things to say, it’s simply that the inventor of the Buchla box doesn’t primarily communicate by talking. Born in South Gate, California, Buchla’s family was constantly on the move. “I flew around all over the country. I was never in one place for more than a year,” he says. “My father was a test pilot and he flew around to all the air force bases.” It was “a bit rough” for the family, Buchla says. Attending Berkeley in the early 1960s, Buchla encountered a likeminded spirit in clarinetist and composer Morton Subotnick. See Buchla page 19

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Buchla Box built with a $500 grant From page 18

Arcade Fire artwork, announcing a new album, Reflektor, set for release on Oct. 29, appeared this week. The seven-minute title track, featuring David Bowie and production from James Murphy (LCD Soundsystem) is now available on iTunes.

CD releases Sept. 10 Arctic Monkeys — AM; Goldfrapp — Tales of Us; Janelle Monae — The Electric Lady; Keith Urban — Fuse; Lissie — Back to Forever; Sheryl Crow — Feels Like Home; The Weeknd — Kiss Land. Sept. 17 Drake — NothingWas the Same; Grouplove — Spreading Rumours; Mark Lanegan — Imitations; Múm — Smilewound; Said the Whale — hawaii.

Subotnick had won musical acclaim, but he was striving to find sounds that would befuddle eardrums and transgress musical boundaries. He sensed electronics were the right path but he didn’t know a transistor from an egg. Buchla did. As two musical revolutionaries with a $500 grant, Buchla built his first instrument. “It was a turning point in that I finally had support for building instruments I was into building,” he says. The Buchla Box vaguely resembled the computers NASA used to launch the first monkey into space. A Gordian knot of wires carry voltage from one outlet to another, covering the massive façade. Thirty years later, Buchla created Lightning. The hand-held MIDI cylinder — similar to the control used for Nintendo’s Wii — senses gestures and

responds with sounds. In a mid-1990s performance, Buchla’s Lightning sounds like mice behind an attic wall, melancholy birds, an engine’s unpleasant grumbling, a sensuous hum that defies description, and then everything at once. Best known for penetrating documentaries dealing with racism and apartheid, Connie Field may seem like an unlikely choice to make a documentary about the notoriously loquacious Buchla. “He can sometimes be shy, and then he can tell absolutely wonderful stories,” Field says. Field and her frequent editor Greg Sharpen took a break from shopping for an executive producer to discuss Buchla’s often overlooked work. “There’s not very much written about Don or talked about Don anyways, but even that doesn’t begin

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Holter used studio for the first time From page 17

The things you know well are the things you can write about it — because you know them so well,” she says. On Loud City Song, Holter was inspired to think of her modern day experiences with her L.A. hometown in comparison to Gigi’s with Paris. The innovative songstress is no stranger to experimenting with blending another artist’s vision with her own, having done so on her debut, Tragedy (2011), which was inspired by the Greek play Hippolytus by Euripides. Reached last Friday in L.A., Holter says she’s thrilled and incredibly grateful for the overall positive response she’s received for the new work. She decided to take a different approach with recording than on her previous two records, Tragedy and its followup Ekstasis (2012), which were recorded in her bedroom, primarily on her own. Loud City Song saw Holter take a more standard in-studio approach, recording the nine songs with the support of backing musicians as well as coproducer Cole Marsden Grief-Neill (Ariel Pink’s Haunted Graffiti). “I was really happy with this record myself,” says Holter. “I felt like it was such a success for me. I

didn’t know how it was going to turn out because I was working with people and you never know if it’s going to be different but I was so happy with it. Whenever you put a record out, even if you’re really proud of it, you never know how people are going to respond. So I basically prepared myself for the worst, just because you never know.” On whether she’ll continue to record with others in the future, only time will tell. “Every project’s different,” says Holter, adding she lets the project she decides on be her guide, letting it dictate what sort of musical treatment is required. “I don’t think I’m headed in one particular direction. I just sort of do what is necessary in the moment,” she says. For Loud City Song, as it was inspired by a theatrical film, Holter felt instrumentalists who could add to her synth, piano and vocals were essential to provide the richness and colour she envisioned to tell the story. When deciding on musical genre, she’s also guided by the concept. While every song is written differently, Holter explains it’s typical for her to first come up with an idea, for example, “running away and escaping the city.” Then she’ll spend time trying to translate

the scenario into music, sitting at the piano until something develops. “It just depends on whatever the poetic concept is, whatever’s required of it,” she says. “People say, for instance, ‘Oh this record is a bit jazzy’ and I don’t really have a response because I don’t know, I guess it

is jazzy, it just happened that way. I didn’t plan it, it wasn’t like, ‘Oh I’m going to make this record jazzy.’ Sometimes you have a poetic concept and you have to set music to it that fits and that’s the music that fit in my mind.” Holter is currently in the midst of a major international tour, taking

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Looking at the broader context Surroundings documents the work of landscape architects JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

Paul Albi (foreground) and Saba Farmand document Lower Mainland landscape architecture in their new video Surroundings. Don Vaughan’s Granite Assemblage in West Vancouver is one of the locations studied in the work which begins airing on Shaw TV Sept. 16. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

Like most good ideas, this one showed when he should have been asleep. Saba Farmand had been unemployed for a month. After working as an intern for a year, his ambition to become a landscape architect had stalled and his nights were restless. Much like politics, a bleak economy can also make for strange bedfellows. Paul Albi, a videographer who had worked for the Vancouver Whitecaps, couldn’t find a job either. “There was nothing in sight,” Farmand says. The duo had been friends since meeting at Pauline Johnson elementary in West Vancouver, and they stayed in touch while they each hunted for jobs. “I couldn’t fall asleep and it just came to me: ‘We should combine our passions,’” Farmand recalls. It was 2 a.m., Jan. 31 when the idea struck.

“I usually go to bed at 10 p.m. I’m a very early sleeper. Paul is the opposite, so at 2 a.m. I started texting him,” Farmand says. “He pretty much wrote back saying: ‘I’m game. Let’s do this.’” The friends embarked on what became Surroundings, a documentary examining the way a landscape architect can weave a gathering place into a broader environment. Farmand’s ideas and Albi’s camera take us from West Vancouver’s waterfront to a Richmond playground to a skate park sheltered from Vancouver’s elements by an overpass. “It’s kind of a blessing in disguise that we both got laid off at the same time,” Farmand says. “We were able . . . to make something that’s never been done before.” Farmand studied architectural history at the University of Victoria before moving into landscape architecture at UBC. “The more I learned about it the more

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Doc promotes the profession From page 22 The funding for the project was non-existent. “It was completely pro bono, volunteer, so we had to make lots of sacrifices. I did it for the love of landscape architecture, to promote the profession. Paul wanted to do it because he’s into design and just wanted to build up his portfolio,” he says. After beginning the documentary, Farmand realized that failing to finish might result in the obliteration of his fledgling career. “I had already reached out to many high-profile landscape architects and told them what I’m doing and gotten them to take time away from their busy schedules to work with me,” he says. “The landscape architecture community’s so small, and these are all people who I’d really, potentially love to work for one day. I didn’t want to make it look like I’m a flake.” The documentary spends time at the Granite Assemblage in West Vancouver with local landscape architect Don Vaughan, as well as Garden City Park in Richmond with Jeff Cutler. Cutler’s interview is particularly intriguing, as he talks about incorporating children’s ideas into the playground’s designs. Bordered by a licorice forest of red poles, the

playground features water streaming down a constructed channel, past the mudflats, and into a pond. Despite some interesting interviews, Farmand wasn’t quite sure what to do with Surroundings when it was over. “From the beginning we just intended it to be a video that we just throw on YouTube or whatever,” he says. But after looking over the footage, Farmand decided they could be a little more ambitious, and tried to work out a deal with Shaw TV. “It took me a few emails of nagging them: ‘Have you looked at our proposal?’ ‘Have you looked at our proposal?’ They never really got back to me until the fifth email,” he says. The series is set to premiere on Shaw at midnight on Sept. 16. Farmand made the video to throw a spotlight on an overlooked profession, but he also made Surroundings in the hopes of landing a job. “The motive for making this video, kind of a sneaky one that I didn’t tell people outright, was also to network for myself, promote myself and get my name out there within the landscape architecture community,” he says. “Right around the time the video came to completion, I just started a new job at a landscape architecture firm.”

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Tom Hanks stars in Paul Greengrass’ timely thriller Captain Phillips set to open Oct. 11. PHOTO SUPPLIED. Use Layar app to view movie trailer.

Fall full of potential

JULIE CRAWFORD Contributing writer

Gone is the marshmallow fluff of summer, replaced by the stodgy determination of Oscar contenders as we count down the calendar towards the holiday release schedule and awards season. Here is a sampling of the films coming your way

in the next two months, from Indian summer nights until the last leaves fall… ■ September CloudyWith A Chance of Meatballs 2 Attack of the giant 3D food! Flint’s invention, which turned weather into spaghetti tornadoes, survived the last film and now churns out food animals – shrimpanzees

and deadly tacodiles – that threaten to overtake the mainland. Fab voice cast led by Ed Helms, James Caan and Anna Faris. Salinger What better way to usher in the school year than with a documentary about one of literature’s most enigmatic authors. More than 100 friends, colleagues and disciples talk about

J.D. Salinger’s personal life and his influence on their work. Edward Norton, John Cusack, Gore Vidal, Tom Wolfe, John Guare are among the contributors. Prisoners Hugh Jackman faces every parent’s worst nightmare when his six-year-old daughter and her friend See Carrie page 30

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Carrie returns for more revenge

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From page 28 go missing.While Det. Loki (Jake Gyllenhaal)

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interrogates and releases a suspect, dad takes matters in his own hands (minus the Wolverine blades).

Battle of theYear A Los Angeles-based hiphop dancer (Josh Holloway) wants to take home the top title in a dance competition where the Americans have come up short 15 years running. He enlists the help of a former football coach to recruit a Dream Team of dancers from all over the country. Like “Hoosiers” but with chest pops and turtles. ■ October Captain Phillips Paul Greengrass is at the helm of this timely thriller starring Tom Hanks as real-life Captain Richard Phillips, whose cargo ship was taken over by Somali pirates in 2009. Expect lots of water, but no sign of Wilson. The Fifth Estate Benedict Cumberbatch plays Julian Assange, co-founder of the online site that allowed people to expose the secrets of the corrupt and powerful. But as we’ve all learned, when that information involves the U.S. government, the free exchange of information comes at a high price. Escape Plan “Ray Breslin is able to break out of any prison designed by man”: the man is Sylvester Stallone, who along with inmate Arnold Schwarzenegger, plan to break out of the world’s most high-tech, heavily fortified prison.

Gravity Watch Alfonso Cuaron (Children of Men, Harry Potter) set interest in space colonization back a few decades: after a disaster aboard a space mission engineer Dr. Stone (Sandra Bullock) and veteran astronaut Matt Kowalski (George Clooney) finds themselves floating through space, with little chance of rescue and precious oxygen running out… Carrie Chloe Grace Moretz takes a stab at classic horror role, the role that forever cemented the image of Sissy Spacek covered in pig’s blood in our collective consciousness. Stephen King’s first published novel is a cautionary tale about a girl pushed too far by bullies at school and by her repressed mother (played by Julianne Moore).

Runner Runner Ben Affleck and Justin Timberlake star in this film dedicated to the pursuit of easy money, by way of online gambling and shady dealings. Ivan Black (Affleck) is a billionaire tycoon; Richie Furst (Timberlake) is the man who covets it all. 12Years A Slave A free black man (Chiwetel Ejiofor) in pre-Civil War America is abducted and sold into slavery, facing torment (at the hands of Michael Fassbender) and occasional kindness along the way. After a dozen years Solomon meets a Canadian abolitionist (Brad Pitt) who will change his life forever. Fantastic supporting cast.

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Showtimes EMPIRE ESPLANADE 6 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 The Family (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:50, 9:30; SatSun 12:50, 3:50, 6:50. 9:30 p.m Elysium (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:40, 9:40; SatSun 12:40, 3:40, 6:40, 9:40 p.m. We’re the Millers (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:45, 9:35; Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45, 6:45, 9:35 p.m.

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CALENDAR From page 26 showcase local youth artwork. There will also be the unveiling of 600 feet of decorative fence wrapping. Info: cnv.org/ studiointhecity. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver.Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 604925-7292 silkpurse.ca Leaves andTides: Ann Willsie’s impressionistic forests and landscapes and Jeff Wilson’s coastal compositions will be on display until Sept. 22. Explorations in Coloured Pencil: Works by a variety of artists will be on display Sept. 24-Oct. 13. Opening reception: Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6-8 p.m. Exhibiting artists will be in the gallery to draw/demo Sept. 28 and 29, 2-4 p.m. in conjunction with Culture Days. Pencils and paper will be provided for the public to try their hand at drawing. SILENT POETRY ART STUDIO 1079B Roosevelt Cres., NorthVancouver. Original art, mentoring and classes with Sharka Leigh and Sandrine Pelissier. Monday-Friday, 10 a.m.-2 p.m. or by appointment. 604312-1184, 604-781-4606

silentpoetryartstudio.wordpress. com SPACE EMMARTS STUDIO 1432 Rupert St., North Vancouver.Wednesday and Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment. 604-770-2545 originals@emmarts.ca 195 STUDIOS — ARTISTS ON PEMBERTON 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. 195studios.ca ATouch of Paris: A Parisian themed Open House in celebration of Culture Days Sept. 27, 6-9 and Sept. 28 and 29, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Fifteen artists will be on hand to give personalized tours, chats and answer questions. STUDIO ART GALLERY AT CAPILANO UNIVERSITY 2055 PurcellWay, North Vancouver. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 604986-1911 x2053 WestVancouver Memorial Library 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca WestVancouver Art Instructors Exhibit: A show that demonstrates the wide variety of media, styles and approaches employed by District ofWestVancouver art instructors

in the creation of their own work will run until Oct. 2. WESTVANCOUVER MUNICIPAL HALL 750 17th St.,West Vancouver. MondayFriday, 8:30 p.m. 604-9257290 WestVancouver Museum 680 17th St.,WestVancouver. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-925-7295 westvancouvermuseum.ca West Coast Points East – RonThom and the Allied Arts: A multifaceted exhibition of RonThom’s architecture will run until Sept. 21. YEATS STUDIO & GALLERY 2402 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver.WednesdaySunday, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. 778-279-8777

CONTEMPORARY ART 138-140 East Esplanade, NorthVancouver. MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 778-340-3379 cafeforcontemporaryart@gmail.

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Concerts

ANNE MACDONALD STUDIO 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver North Shore Folk and Blues Club Acoustic musical entertainment the third Sunday of each month, 7-10 p.m. Betty and Eric Armstrong will perform traditional folk and beyond on Sept. 15.Admission: $5 at the door. 604-986-3078 CAFÉ FOR

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Hair salon spreading the joy Business raises money for mental health

CHRISTINE LYON clyon@nsnews.com

FASHION FILE Our weekly roundup of fashion and beauty events and activities. page 37

Terri Howie remembers the haircut that changed her life. For eight months prior, she had been struggling through a bad bipolar episode. She lost her executive-level marketing job, her husband, her home and her car. She’d burned through all her savings and was living on disability pay. She had attempted suicide twice. Howie had fallen into a state of deep despair, but things started to look up one day when her mother took her to the salon. “I was sitting in the chair, feeling like I wasn’t even worthy of being there,” she says. “They cut my hair and all of a sudden things just changed. I actually felt good about myself for the first time in months.” Howie decided to ride that unexpected wave of positivity. The feeling inspired her to get on the right medications, attend group therapy sessions, follow a strict diet and become more physically active. That was 2010. Today, the 50-year-old North Vancouver resident says she is doing “so awesome.” Bipolar disorder is marked by alternating periods of elation and depression and one of

Terri Howie stands at the entrance to Joy Hair Studio, a new salon inside Lonsdale Quay Market that donates all its profits to support people with mental health issues. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN the many ways Howie is managing her illness is by reintroducing structure and purpose to her life.

Last month she opened Joy Hair Studio at Lonsdale Quay and hosted a grand opening celebration on

Sept. 11. Named after her mother, Joy, who has supported her through

the years, and after the feeling of joy, which she experienced after that uplifting haircut three years ago, the business operates as a social enterprise and donates 100 per cent of its profits to organizations that help people living with mental illness. Howie has hired three stylists, but she herself is not taking a salary. Start-up costs were made possible thanks to a $50,000 grant from the Pacific Bipolar Foundation and Howie’s personal fundraising efforts. The salon attracts a variety of customers, including people with mood disorders and people who just want to support the cause. “Everybody seems to know someone who’s bipolar or suffers from depression. It’s amazing how many people are undiagnosed out there,” Howie says, explaining that she has always struggled with her moods but was not officially diagnosed as bipolar until 2009. She hopes Joy Hair Studio will become more than just a place for a haircut, but also an open forum for conversation. The salon features a 12person banquet-style table where Howie hopes to host casual support meetings outside regular salon hours. There are many misconceptions about bipolar disorder, she says, including the notion that bipolar people are “crazy” and incapable of handling day-to-day tasks. See Bipolar page 37

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VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK will present the spring-summer 2014 season at Oakridge Centre Sept. 16-21.The event aims to combine Vancouver’s fashion talent with global influence and artistry. For tickets and event details, visit vanfashionweek.com.

FALL FASHIONS AT ESCAPE Arriving daily, the latest for Fall 2013

MALENE GROTRIAN DESIGN presents Full Circle, a fashion event in support of Ovcare, British Columbia’s Ovarian Cancer Research team,Tuesday, Sept. 24, 6:30-9:30 p.m. at Montauk Gallery, 228 Abbott St. in Gastown. The designer will present her fall-winter 2013 collection, Collage.Tickets at malenegrotrian.com.Tax receipt available. ART,VINTAGE PIECES & JEWELRY will be on offer at a special sale on Saturday, Sept. 28 from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave. (off Mount Seymour Parkway). Details about the volunteerrun thrift shop can be found at mtseymourunited. com. NORTH SHORE NEEDLE ARTS GUILD meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver.

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Comfort with Style. For home and away! STREET STYLE Chelsey Ellis wears a Papillon dress from Luna, leather boots from Aldo and sunglasses from a goodwill store in Seattle. Her nautical necklace was made from a keychain she got from a fisherman in Prince George. We caught up with her taking photos with her Canon Rebel at Ambleside Beach. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN 604-922-4032. THRIFTY CHIC The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave.) is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m.

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Bipolar people fear stigmatization From page 35 “The stigma is just something that we really need to get around. Everybody’s afraid to come out because of that.” She says many people also underestimate the severity of the moods bipolar people experience. “You don’t just get

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“You want a clean and clear space,” says McLeod. “If you can find any space you can carve out where there’s going to be no noise, this is optimum.” Body posture, stimulating the spine, and grounding yourself are also important. “When you’re meditating, you want to keep your spine straight,” says McLeod. “You want the energy to be able to move freely from the base of the spine to the top of the skull.” Using a cushion or foam block, if available, can be helpful in maintaining the proper posture. Meditation is all about focusing the mind, and reprogramming and remapping the brain, says McLeod. “You start to develop a mental strength.” She says meditation has become more common and grown in popularity.

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I don’t have time. It’s out of my budget. I am too tired after work. My kids have activities. I am too out of shape. It’s natural to resist exercise if you’ve been out of the game for a while. It can be scary or unpleasant when your fitness level is down. There will likely be sore muscles, and the biggest sacrifice is it takes time. However, health and vitality are worth every bit of time and effort. Modern-day living can be so fast paced that many of us can no longer afford to compartmentalize and need to incorporate a new tactic called “blending.” Blending is taking two areas of your life and making it into one to suit your needs. Relationships, family life (including quality time, kids activities and play dates), household maintenance, professional life and personal time and care are all areas of life that take time to maintain. It’s a lot to fit into one week, especially if you are a working professional since at least 40 hours of your time are already spoken for. If exercise is truly important to you, and I hope it is, the following are some tips for blending. Relationships: Date nights could include fitness. Try something new, such as indoor rock climbing or paddle boarding. Run or walk with your spouse. My husband and I just did the Ride to Conquer Cancer. We trained for months and rode the course together and it enriched our relationship. Family Life: Incorporate fitness into your family time. Ride bikes, go for a family hike or while

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Do kids need vitamins? PATTI SMYTH Contributing writer

In today’s over-scheduled and packaged-food world, some parents provide their children with a daily multivitamin as an “insurance policy” for proper growth, brain development and energy metabolism. But are these chewy, brightly coloured treats needed? A 2012 paper issued by Health Canada states that the diets of most Canadian children (ages one to eight) provide adequate vitamins and minerals with the exception of calcium and vitamin D. Calcium is critical during childhood as it is required for the development of teeth and bones and works together with vitamin D and exercise to maintain bone health and strength throughout life.

What I believe to be true is that some of the nutrient deficiencies in children (and adults) are not always caused by a lack of consumption but by too much of something else. Many of the body’s functions are maintained by a delicate balance of ingredients, so an excess of one can cause another to be over used.

For example, low calcium levels in a seemingly healthy child may be due more to an excess of sugar rather than a lack of calcium intake. The same can be true for potassium and fibre in relation to high-sodium, processed and refined foods, which provide little to no nutrient value and “cost” the body vitamins and minerals to be metabolized. Which brings us back to the supplement question. Do our children need them?

This same paper also noted that children may be becoming increasingly deficient in fibre and potassium. Potassium is one of the main blood minerals called electrolytes and is vital for the proper functioning of cells, tissues and organs. Luckily potassium is readily available along with fibre in leafy greens, beans, nuts and seeds.

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Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. Studies show that 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and checkups are key factors in preventing this from happening.

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CALENDAR From page 31 2055 PurcellWay, North Vancouver. 604-990-7810 capilanou.ca/nscucentre Cap Classics Series — Proliferasian: A free

performance by LanTung (erhu/vocal), JP Carter (trumpet), Dave Chokroun (bass) and Kevin Romain (drums) Friday, Sept. 20, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Get Lifted: Top Line

Vocal Collective will perform contemporary pop, R&B, gospel and reggae songs in a one-of-a-kind choral experience Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7:30 p.m. Admission: $25/$20.Tickets: 604-696-1830 or topline@

studiocloud30.com. Cap Classics Series — Dedications: A free performance of works for flute and piano with Paolo Bortolussi and Suzanne Klukas Friday, Oct. 4, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.

Cap Jazz Series: The Vinicius Cantuaria Quartet will perform Brazilian jazz Friday, Oct. 4 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $32/$29. CAULFEILD COVE HALL: 4773 South

Piccadilly Rd.,West Vancouver. 604-812-7411 caulfeildcovehall.ca Grand Opening featuring TomTaylor and Shari Ulrich Saturday, Sept. 21 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $28. Cedar Springs Retirement Residence 3633 Mount Seymour Parkway, North Vancouver. 604-986-3633 cedarspringsresidence.ca CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com CIVIC PLAZA 14th Street and Lonsdale Avenue. DEEP COVE COFFEE HOUSE Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., NorthVancouver. 604-9294019 lindabates@shaw.ca DEEP COVE SHAW THEATRE 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Intimate Evening: Canadian music legend Roy Forbes will perform See more page 45

Showtimes From page 30 3911 Blue Jasmine (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:10, 9:30; SatSun 1:30, 4:20, 6:45, 9:20 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Despicable Me 2 (G) — Sat-Sun 2 p.m. The Mortal Instruments: City of Bones (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7, 9:50; Sat-Sun 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10:10; p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Percy Jackson: Sea of Monsters 3D (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thurs 7:20, 10; SatSun 4:40, 7:20, 9:50 p.m. One Direction This Is Us 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:15, 9:45; Sat-Sun 4:15, 7, 9:30 p.m. One Direction This Is Us (G) — Sat-Sun 1:45 p.m. Insidious: Chapter 2 (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:30, 10:05; Sat-Sun 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:15 p.m. Closed Circuit (PG) — Fri, Tues, Thur 7:40, 10; Sat-Sun 2:20, 4:45, 7:15, 9:55; Mon 10:20; Wed 10 p.m. It’s a Mad, Mad, Mad, Mad World — Mon 6:30 p.m. VANCOUVER INTERNATIONAL FILM CENTRE 1181 Seymour St. (at Davie),www.vifc.org Boy Meets Girl:The Ecstatic Cinema of Leos Carax Sept. 13-15 and 20-22.


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CALENDAR From page 44 a fundraising concert for First ImpressionsTheatre Sept. 13 and 14 at 8 p.m. Admission: $30.Tickets: firstimpressionstheatre.com. Info: 604-929-9456 KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver.Tickets: 604-9816335 kaymeekcentre.com How Can I Keep From Singing: Cayla Brooke will perform a tribute to the life and music of Eva Cassidy Sept. 13 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $35/$25/$15.A portion of the proceeds will be donated to Ovcare, which does research in finding a cure for ovarian cancer. Jim Byrnes will be joined by Babe Gurr for a concert Saturday, Sept. 14 at 7:30 p.m. Tickets: $32. Early MusicVancouver: TanyaTomkins will perform three Bach suites on the baroque cello Sunday, Sept. 22 at 3 p.m. Pre-concert chat with host MatthewWhite at 2:15 p.m. Tickets: $36/$18. Cap Global Roots Series –Forever EndeavourTour: Ron Sexsmith will perform songs from his new album Tuesday, Oct. 1 at 8 p.m. Jenn Grant will open for Sexsmith with a batch of new material. Tickets: $55/$48/$25.

LYNNVALLEYVILLAGE LynnValley Road and Mountain Highway, North Vancouver. LynnValley’s GotTalent: Live finals of a talent competition will take place Saturday, Oct. 5, 1-3 p.m. LynnValley United Church 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. 604-987-2114 lynnvalleychurch.com Friday Night Live: A weekly series with improv actors AddLibretto playing hosts to musical guests Fridays at 7:30 p.m.Admission by suggested donation of $10. Schedule: Sept. 27,Arnie the Carnie.There will be a meet the cast session at 6:45 p.m. MOUNT SEYMOUR UNITED CHURCH 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. SHIPBUILDERS’ SQUARE 15Wallace Mews, North Vancouver. North Shore Culture Days: A kick-off event for Culture Days, a movement to raise awareness, accessibility, participation and engagement in the arts and cultural life, will take placeThursday, Sept. 26 at 5 p.m. Dino DiNicolo will perform a solo show Friday, Oct. 4, from 5:30 to 7 p.m. Info:

northshoregreenmarket.com. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca Zaidenberg and Skovorodnikov: Violinist Yuri Zaidenberg and pianist Eugene Skovorodnikov will join forces for a concertThursday, Sept. 19 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12. Pianist Karen LeeMorlang will perform Thursday, Sept. 26 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12.

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CALENDAR From page 45 3:45 p.m.|Admission: $12/$10 plus Fringe membership.Tickets: vancouverfringe.com or 604637-6380. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Frankie and Johnny in the Claire De Lune: A romantic comedy about the meeting of two lonely middle-aged restaurant workers Oct. 16-19 and 23-25 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $50/$42/$25. THE REVUE STAGE Granville Island,Vancouver. Fringe Festival — Glowing:A Reproduction Production: Mary-Jo Dionne in a one woman comedy chronicling her journey to get pregnant and then finding out she had melanoma near the end of her pregnancy Sept. 14, 9 p.m.Admission: $15.Tickets: vancouverfringe.com.Audience members are invited to bring a donation of baby food to be donated to local food banks. THEATRE AT HENDRY HALL 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. 604-983-2633 northvanplayers.ca The KitchenWitches: A comedy where realityTV meets cooking show Sept. 13, 14, 1821 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $18/$16.

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Black Hen House Band with special guest artists each month. Tickets: capilanou.ca/nscucentre or at the door. FINCH AND BARLEY 250 East First St., North Vancouver. finchandbarley. com Dino DiNicolo will perform a solo showThursday, Oct. 3, from 8:45 p.m. to midnight. JACK LONSDALE’S PUB 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. 604-986-7333 LARSON STATION RESTAURANT Glenegales Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr.,WestVancouver. 778279-8874 The Maria HoTrio will perform bossas and sambas to celebrate the release of her new singles Sept. 20 starting at 7 p.m. Ho will be joined by Ron Johnston on piano and Dave Guiney on bass. LA ZUPPA 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-986-6556 LEGION #118 123West 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-985-1115 info@legion118.com NARROWS PUB1979 Spicer Rd., NorthVancouver. MIST ULTRA BAR 105-100 Park Royal,West Vancouver. DJs spin classic

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CITYSCAPE COMMUNITY ART SPACE335 Lonsdale Ave., NorthVancouver. 604-9886844 nvartscouncil.ca/events/ trolley-dance Trolley Dances: A trolley ride that will transport guests to four secret outdoor locations where dancers will perform cultural dances chosen relative to the location Sunday, Sept. 29 from noon to 5 p.m.Tickets: $20/$15 or $60 for a family of four.

Clubs and pubs

Beans on Lonsdale 1804 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music everyThursday, 8 p.m. 604-985-2326 Brewster’s Coffee 2436 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-9820 CASA NOVA CAFÉ 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. 604-983-2223 info@casanovacafe.ca DUNDARAVE FISH MARKET 2423 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-922-1155 dundaravefishmarket.com ELECTRIC OWL 928 Main St.,Vancouver. 604-558-0928 A Concert Series that brings together Steve Dawson’s

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CAFÉ FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 138-140 East Esplanade, NorthVancouver. MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 See more page 48

Filmmaker Connie Field has begun working on a project about electronic music pioneer Donald Buchla. PHOTO SUPPLIED

Buchla keeps his eyes on the future From page 19 to cover all the other stuff which has never been talked about,” Sharpen says, discussing Buchla’s jobs as a firefighter and a NASA employee. For Sharpen, Buchla’s sense of whimsy sets him apart from other electronic composers. Buchla’s “Cicada Music,” was a score for “around 2,500 six-legged performers,” Sharpen recalls. “We come at this from two different angles,” Field explains. “Greg is very much into the whole musical genre of all of this, and I know Don.” Rather than simply pointing a camera at Buchla, Field says she’s been filming him in social situations. “Part of our technique is we were doing a lot of shooting of Don in conversation with other people that he knows really well,” she says. Buchla’s career is often

viewed in parallel with Robert Moog, the famed inventor of the synthesizer. “As a person and as a performer he’s somebody who I think has just never gotten his due,” Sharpen says. Buchla may be unable to look anywhere but ahead. “That’s just the way I’m wired,” he says. “My instruments are created mainly for my own use, so I know what I want. Turns out that there are quite a few people out there that more or less want the same thing. But I designed them for myself,” he says. “I get satisfaction out of designing, and even more satisfaction out of playing the instruments.” Asked if his musical ideas come to him, Buchla responds: “No, they don’t come to me, I have to go get ‘em.” Now 76, Buchla remains committed to the future. “I always felt that things were changing, or about to. I still do think that way.”

Small stage takes relaxed approach From page 13 this group at all. I know that we could even do it on a smaller stage and it would be workable.” In addition to _post, Dances for a Small Stage will include a mixed bag of short pieces featuring performers with backgrounds in ballet, contemporary, jazz and tap. This 29th edition marks the beginning of a sister series in Quebec City. Up-and-coming Quebecois choreographer Jean-Francois Duke will be performing

in Vancouver, returning home with a small stage template for La Rotonde contemporary dance centre. This weekend’s series also marks Small Stage’s debut at the Ukrainian Centre after several years at the Royal Canadian Legion on Commercial Drive. MovEnt artistic producer Julie-anne Saroyan says the relaxed nature of the show makes it successful at developing new audiences for contemporary dance. “By going to casual venues like bars, legions and

now a Ukrainian Centre, Small Stage makes it easy and incredibly fun for people to try contemporary dance on for size,” she says. Barclay also relishes the informal atmosphere. “It’s a very intimate location.The audience is very close, you can hear them, they laugh,” she says. “It’s kind of like dancing in your living room.” Beer, perogies and sausages will be on sale, making devout dance fans and Small Stage first-timers feel even more at home.


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THEATRE

Athena defends at the Fringe fest NorthVan’s Jennifer Huva stars in new one-act play JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

The female souls swim through a cosmic cloud beyond time and space, waiting to be born. But first, they need to learn to fight. That’s the premise of the one-act play Athena’s Self-Defence for Girls-to-Be, starring NorthVancouver resident Jennifer Huva as the titular goddess. The former cadet and army reservist took up karate three years ago, learning the footwork and philosophy of the Japanese martial art from NorthVancouver playwright Michael Doherty. After letting his idea germinate for more than a year, Doherty approached his actress pupil about the prospect of her starring in his play on the off chance he was chosen by the Fringe Festival. “You can’t really say ‘no’ when somebody writes you a play, especially if it’s your

karate sensei,” Huva says. “So not having ever read it even, I said, ‘Yes, sensei, I will do this.’” Having lived in Los Angeles while attending the American Musical and Dramatic Academy, Huva has crossed paths with a number of self-described writers. “Lots of people say they write plays and they write screenplays, and you kind of go, ‘Good for you,’ but a lot of the time it doesn’t turn out so great,” she says. To her relief, Doherty hadn’t written one of those plays where the dialogue is wooden enough to float. “Thankfully the play was fantastic,” Huva says. The 30-minute piece is a covert martial arts class with mythological overtones and existential undertones, Huva explains. “Athena has secreted away a bunch of new souls right before their first incarnation, and she thinks it’s kind of unfair that new

souls are just chucked into bodies and left to figure everything out for themselves,” she says. While sharing the stage with her co-star, a martial arts dummy named Bob, the immortal educates the souls in the ways of unarmed combat. Athena’s five principles of unarmed combat include how to strike your opponent, where to strike your opponent, and her fairly liberal definition of ‘unarmed’ combat. The goddess also explains why many humans may feel adrift in a godless universe. “I’m talking about my other gods and some of the things we’ve done both to each other and to the humans over the years, but also what the humans have been using the gods to do,” she says. “The gods are starting to look away more, and in the show she explains why.” Asked how she goes about playing a goddess, Huva replies: “Talking to my mom helps. She’s always a confidence booster.” In terms of physicality, the See Karate page 48

North Vancouver playwright Michael Doherty’s play Athena’s Self-Defence for Girls-to-Be has shows remaining Sept. 14 (12:55 p.m.) and 15 (8:20 p.m.) at Studio 16. PHOTO SUPPLIED

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CALENDAR From page 46 a.m.-7 p.m. 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. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Movies at the Meek: A screening of Kon-TikiTuesday, Sept. 24 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $12. North Shore Culture Days: A variety of free family

Community Arts Council will screen Canadian, independent and foreign films throughout the fall, winter and spring.The Sapphires will playWednesday, Sept. 18 at 7 p.m.Tickets: $11. Info: 604-988-6844 or nvartscouncil.ca/events/northshore-international-film-series. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca Songs and Stories: Composer Michael Conway Baker will share show biz, film and concert music stories past and present the thirdWednesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Admission by donation.

activities Sept. 27 and 28. Schedule: kaymeekcentre. com/kmc2. LONSDALE QUAY 123 Carrie Cates Court, NorthVancouver. lonsdalequay.com Book Signing: Authors TamaraVeitch and Rene DeFazio will be signing copies of their debut book One Great Year Saturday, Sept. 14 from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. PARK &TILFORD CINEPLEX ODEON THEATRE 200-333 Brooksbank Ave., NorthVancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The North Shore

North Shore Cric Crac Storytelling Evenings presented by theVancouver Society of Storytelling the first Sunday of every month, 7-9 p.m.Admission: $7/$5. WESTVANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7407 westvanlibrary.ca JazzTalks –The Great Piano Players: Neil Ritchie will explore the music of great jazz pianistsTuesdays, Sept. 17, 24, Oct. 1 and 8, 10:30 a.m.12:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your North Shore event to listings@ nsnews.com.

Karate similar to acting From page 46 roots of the role may stem from the dojo. Discussing the connection of karate and acting, Huva is quick to point out the similarities. “You just have to be so in control of every part of your body and aware of what you’re doing at all times,” she says. When playing the daughter of Zeus, physical presence is important. “You just have to say, ‘This is my kingdom,’”

Huva says. Asked about the play’s intended audience, Huva says the show is for everyone. “Maybe it would be slightly more inspirational for girls to see. Maybe you can inspire someone, maybe you can empower someone. . . . Obviously on a more selfish note I’d love for some big ol’ movie casting directors to see it,” she adds with a laugh. Huva is scheduled to take the stage at Studio 16 inVancouver on Saturday at 12:55 p.m. and on Sunday at 8:20 p.m.

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CHINESE Neighbourhood Noodles House

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FRENCH Chez Michel

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GREEK Kypriaki Taverna

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The Rusty Gull

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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.

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SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips

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Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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Montgomery’s Fish & Chips$ The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.

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THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant

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WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel

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WATERFRONT DINING The MarinaSide Grill

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Often it’s the beaters that are the best BRENDAN MCALEER ContributingWriter

cheerful,” and has won many folks over with scrappy dynamism despite a woeful lack of power. The Abarth on the other hand — and it’s pronounced “Ah-bart,” by the way — is not so much with the cutesy. It’s a very angry little car, all scowling, growling front end and gawping lower air intakes. On a bigger car, the 17-inch alloys would look appropriate, perhaps even a tad on the small side. Here, with low profile tires

This past weekend, much of Vancouver’s glitterati attended the exclusive and expensive Luxury & Supercar Weekend at the VanDusen Garden. There was a Bugatti Veyron there. They also had a Pagani Huayra. A colleague recently toured the factory and picked up little details about this last car. For instance, a set of tiny titanium bolts can cost $50,000 dollars, each is engraved with the Pagani logo, and they’re attached down underneath the bodywork where they’re never seen. The whole shebang will set you back something like $1.4 million. Heady stuff indeed, but sometimes I feel like the supercar end of the spectrum is at once taking itself too seriously and at the same time getting a bit silly. Granted, there might not need to be a practical application for every gonzo purchase by the super-rich — you don’t buy a cheetah because you have an impala infestation in your front yard — but occasionally something of a sense of fun is lacking. Come to think of it, most of my favourite

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The Fiat 500c Abarth is both adorable and aggressive, its cute design and small stature accented by scorpion logos, big wheels and an incredible engine growl. It is available at Carter Fiat in Park Royal Mall. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

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we say, deranged? Fantastic news then, as Fiat has the car for you. They’ve cut the roof off their fizzy little turbocharged 500 Abarth, and the result is an Italian Tenor with a bad case of rabies. Andiamo!

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sum of $200. How shall I describe it? It was mostly white in a corrugated way, as if painted with correcting fluid. There were several large dents, the most minor of which made the car look like it had been on a semidisastrous safari expedition. There was no interior. Let me put extra emphasis on this. No. Interior. There were two seats, a steering wheel, one third of a dashboard, and a tiny jury-rigged knob that changed the heater from On to More On. Everything else was bare metal, and by “bare metal” I of course mean, “gungy, rusty, paint-flaking-off metal.” Inexplicably, every crevice was filled with sand, as though the car had just been on a nice long beach holiday. The engine and transmission, on the other hand, were in fairly good shape, apart from the fact that the oxygen sensor had been disconnected because it wouldn’t run otherwise, and someone had fitted a “muffler” approximately the size and shape of the Graf Zeppelin. If you don’t remember what a Ford Escort GT looks like, it’s a hatchback, and what with the complete lack of sound-deadening material and the droning exhaust, the only way to drive the car was by putting in earplugs. It’s not really possible to replicate the experience of just how loud it was if you don’t have access to a Sopwith Camel and an amplifier. Oh, how I loved that car. It was such a horrible piece of junk, but the little 1.8-litre engine still revved as though it had just come off the factory floor, and the no-name-brand shortshifter provided quick shifts, and the Kirklandquality tires did the best they could. There was life in the old girl yet, and once I had dealt with the alarming reek of raw gasoline by carefully laying strips of duct-tape over the holes where the back seat had been, it became a fantastic daily driver. Well, let’s not get carried away. It was operational. I never locked it — why See Rich page 59


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Rich or poor, we all share same road From page 58 the heck would I? I used it as a stepladder. I used it as a dump truck. If I was travelling even two kilometres, the entire trip had to be accomplished with the rev counter completely buried in the red. “Bwaaaap!” went the Mazda-sourced 1.8 fourcylinder while I grinned and bystanders rolled their eyes. At one point, I found myself coming over the Burrard Street Bridge next to a Carrera GT. That particular convertible V-12 supercar had just come out, and was the talk of all the motoring press — and here I was in a car which cost less than 1,000th as much. Much less. The guy in the Carrera GT had a very serious look on his face. Traffic wasn’t great and the big-engined machine was obviously champing at the bit, with nowhere to open it up. Plus there was some idiot in a junky little Ford next to

him who might suddenly swerve and nick the paint. At the end of the bridge we parted company, and thinking back now, what an oddly democratic thing driving is. All the money in the world can buy you nearly unlimited power and poise, but maybe not the thrill those first wealthy owners of horseless carriages once felt. And, on the other hand, a fistful of dollars and some magic beans can get you an execrable lump that’s still cracking good fun. Shopworn and dirty, cracked windshields and misfiring cylinders, rust and decay, and yet, somehow, the essential essence of what makes driving such a joy. Brendan McAleer is a freelance writer and automotive enthusiast. If you have a suggestion for a column, or would be interested in having your car club featured, please contact him at mcaleeronwheels@gmail.com. Follow Brendan on Twitter: @ brendan_mcaleer.

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There’s a sport button. You should press it From page 59 navi, but the way it works is to plug this big, easily stolen, view-obscuring screen into the dashboard on a giant peg. The back seats are super tight, although they will work in a pinch. Emphasis on “pinch.” Rear cargo room, which is not bad in the normal 500, is pretty tight thanks to the folding roof. Performance There’s a sport button situated proudly to the right of the steering wheel, and I’m going to go ahead and recommend that you press it. Every. Single. Time. If you don’t, the Abarth drives like a morepowerful 500c, and is sort of tractable and not very interesting. If you press it? Mamma mia! That’s a spicy meatball! The tiny 1.4-litre turbocharged engine makes 160 horsepower and 170 foot-pounds of torque, and in a car this small, especially with the traction control disengaged, it’s a total handful. And the noise it makes! This is, without question, the angriest, noisiest, bellow-iest car you can buy for less than a Mustang Boss 302. How is an engine this small so damn loud? It’s like bending down to pet a chihuahua and having it snarl at you like a 200 pound mastiff. Clip a leash on this power and take it for a walk and — oh dear Lord. With the traction control off (if it’s dry, I highly advise you hit this button every time as well), the 500c surges through the corners, questing along down a winding back country road, while the open top lets in that glorious turbocharged four-pot aria. What a wonderful little car. What a desperately horrible manual transmission. It’s like a turkey baster stuck in a vat of porridge. The handling’s pretty tippy too, the 500 has a very high seating position, so compared to the low-tothe-ground Cooper, it’s not really a go-kart feel. Happily, none of this matters. The car is simply so eager and grippy that overlooking its foibles

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More power, more price for Mini but not necessarily more fun From page 61 But who cares? You’ll just be listening to the engine rumble anyway. Official fuel ratings are at 7.1 litres/100 kilometres in the city and 5.7 l/100 km on the highway. The Abarth demands to be driven harder than that,

A broad swath of body-coloured plastic brightens up the Fiat’s surprisingly understated dash. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

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handling; wonderful engine note; open-air charm; puggish looks. Stop sign Vague shifter; poor rear visibility; cheap-feeling audio controls; tight cargo area. The checkered flag Just as much fun as it looks and sounds, a thoroughly disreputable little mafia thug that you can’t help loving. Competitors Mini Cooper S Convertible ($34,150) In almost every single measurable way, the Mini Cooper S is a better car than the Abarth 500c. It’s better handling, it’s more refined, it’s less

cartoonish (well, on the outside anyway), it’s more powerful. It’s also quite good fun to drive, and with a full folding roof, provides more of an open-air experience than the targa-style 500c. It also costs almost a third more — nearly $8,000! — and that’s before you start adding options. I recently peeked in the showroom at a JCW version of one of these things and it stickered well over 50,000 bucks. Good heavens! In addition, it’s not like the 500c is any less fun because it might post slower lap times. Indeed, the reverse could be said to be true.

mcaleeronwheels@gmail.com

2013

OWN IT FOR

INCLUDES

WITH

STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:

+ Ω

BI-WEEKLY

IN PRICE ADJUSTMENTS

S

FINANCING FOR 96 MONTH

SELLING PRICE:

Inventory is limited. Dealer order may be required.

2013

GLS model shown

ELANTRA L

NO MONEY DOWN

OWN IT FOR

INCLUDES

WITH

STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE:

+ SΩ IN PRICE ADJUSTMENT

S FINANCING FOR 96 MONTH SELLING PRICE:

2013

Limited model shown

SANTA FE SPORT 2.4L FWD

NO MONEY DOWN

INCLUDES

WITH

OWN IT FOR

+ SΩ IN PRICE ADJUSTMENT

S FINANCING FOR 96 MONTH

NO MONEY DOWN

AUTO. $500 PRICE SANTA FE SPORT 2.4L FWD ED. Ω Y & DESTINATION INCLUD ADJUSTMENT , DELIVER

SANTA FE SPORT 2.0T 2013 CANADIAN UTILITY VEHICLE OF THE YEAR STANDARD FEATURES INCLUDE: AIR CONDITIONING • 7 AIRBAGS • SIRIUS XM™ RADIO WITH BLUETOOTH® HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM • VEHICLE STABILITY MANAGEMENT W/ESC & TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM • HEATED FRONT SEATS HWY: 6.7L/100 KM CITY: 10.1L/100 KM!

Limited model shown

ELANTRA GT GET UP TO

+ SΩ IN PRICE ADJUSTMENT

Inventory is limited. Dealer order may be required.

HWY: 5.2L/100 KM CITY: 7.1L/100 KM!

The finish is good inside the Fiat but the ergonomics of the button-heavy dash could be improved. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

SELLING PRICE:

2013

6 AIRBAGS • IPOD®/USB/AUXILIARY INPUT JACKS • POWER WINDOWS & DOOR LOCKS • ABS WITH TRACTION CONTROL SYSTEM • DUAL HEATED POWER EXTERIOR MIRRORS

L. $500 PRICE ELANTRA L 6-SPEED MANUA ATION INCLUDED. Ω Y & DESTIN ADJUSTMENT , DELIVER

BI-WEEKLY

Inventory is limited. Dealer order may be required.

HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.1L/100 KM!

MANUAL. $200 PRICE ACCENT 5 DR L 6-SPEED D. Ω Y & DESTINATION INCLUDE ADJUSTMENT , DELIVER

BI-WEEKLY

Inventory is limited. Dealer order may be required.

1.6L GDI ENGINE • FRONT ACTIVE HEADRESTS • FRONT, SIDE & CURTAIN AIRBAGS • POWER DOOR LOCKS • AM/FM/CD/MP3/ USB/IPOD® AUDIO SYSTEM

S FINANCING FOR 24 MONTH

ELANTRA GT 2013 BEST NEW SMALL CAR (OVER $21K) AVAILABLE FEATURES: SIRIUS XM™ RADIO WITH BLUETOOTH® HANDS FREE PHONE SYSTEM • PANORAMIC SUNROOF • 17" ALLOY WHEELS • 7" TOUCHSCREEN NAVIGATION SYSTEM W/HIDDEN REARVIEW CAMERA • HEATED FRONT SEATS HWY: 5.3L/100 KM CITY: 7.6L/100 KM!

SE with Tech. shown

5-year/100,000 km Comprehensive Limited Warranty†† 5-year/100,000 km Powertrain Warranty 5-year/100,000 km Emission Warranty

HyundaiCanada.com

Northshore Auto Mall • 855 Automall Drive • North Vancouver, BC • 1-866-664-8713 • www.jphyundainorthshore.com D#6700 The Hyundai names, logos, product names, feature names, images and slogans are trademarks owned by Hyundai Auto Canada Corp. All other trademarks are the property of their respective owners. †Finance offers available O.A.C. from Hyundai Financial Services based on a new 2013 Accent 5 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto/Elantra GT SE 6-Speed Auto with an annual finance rate of 0%/0%/0.99%/0% for 96/96/96/24 months. Bi-weekly payments are $73/$82/$139/$453. No down payment required. Cost of Borrowing is $0/$0/$1,126/$0. Finance offers include Delivery and Destination of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760/$1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. Financing example: 2013 Elantra L 6-Speed Manual for $16,999 (includes $500 in price adjustments) at 0% per annum equals $82 bi-weekly for 96 months for a total obligation of $16,999. Cash price is $16,999. Cost of Borrowing is $0. Example price includes Delivery and Destination of $1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. !Fuel consumption for 2013 Accent 5 Door L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual (HWY 5.2L/100KM; City 7.1L/100KM)/Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto (HWY 6.7L/100KM, City 10.1L/100KM)/Elantra GT SE 6-Speed Auto (HWY 5.3L/100KM; City 7.6L/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 5 Door GLS 6-Speed Manual/Elantra Limited/Santa Fe Sport 2.0T Limited AWD/Elantra GT SE Tech 6-Speed Auto are $19,249/$24,849/$40,259/$27,899. Prices include Delivery and Destination charges of $1,550/$1,550/$1,760/$1,550. Registration, insurance, PPSA, fees, levies, charges, license fees and all applicable taxes are excluded. Delivery and Destination charge includes freight, P.D.E., dealer admin fees and a full tank of gas. ΩPrice adjustments are calculated against the vehicle’s starting price. Price adjustments of up to $200/$500/$500/$2,350 available on 2013 Accent 5 Door L 6-Speed Manual/Elantra L 6-Speed Manual/ Santa Fe Sport 2.4L FWD Auto/Elantra GT SE 6-Speed Auto. Price adjustments applied before taxes. Offer cannot be combined or used in conjunction with any other available offers. Offer is non-transferable and cannot be assigned. No vehicle trade-in required. †Ω"Offers available for a limited time, and subject to change or cancellation without notice. See dealer for complete details. Dealer may sell for less. Inventory is limited, dealer order may be required. ††Hyundai’s Comprehensive Limited Warranty coverage covers most vehicle components against defects in workmanship under normal use and maintenance conditions.

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Big, multi-spoke wheels add to the Fiat’s tiny but tough persona. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN


Friday, September 13, 2013 - North Shore News - A63

0 84 %

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1,000

$

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DEALER SIGNING BONUS‡

2013 M{ZD{3 GX STARTING FROM $15,190*

MONTHLY LEASE OFFER %

36

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$

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FOR APR $4,400 DOWN. TAXES EXTRA.

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GS-SKY model shown from $21,490

IT’S LIKE DRIVING A MAZDA 3 FOR $

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+ $750

+ $250

DEALER SIGNING BONUS‡

DEALER SIGNING BONUS‡

GT model shown from $35,245

GT model shown from $33,990

2014 CX-5 GX

with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY STARTING FROM $24,990* BI-WEEKLY FINANCE OFFER MONTHLY LEASE OFFER

152

$

WITH

0

$

DOWN AT 2.99% APR FOR 84 MONTHS ON FINANCE PRICE FROM $24,890.

199

$

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A 1.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS AT $5,900 DOWN. TAXE T S EXTRA.

2014 M{ZD{6

with SKYACTIV TECHNOLOGY STARTING FROM $26,290* BI-WEEKLY FINANCE OFFER MONTHLY LEASE OFFER

165

$

WITH

0

$

DOWN AT 3.99% APR FOR 84 MONTHS ON FINANCE PRICE FROM $26,190.

199

$

**

A 1.99% APR FOR 36 MONTHS AT $6,550 DOWN. TAXE T S EXTRA.

HURRY, LIMITED QUANTITIES! www.morreyauto.com

morrey mazda

NORTHSHORE AUTO MALL 604.984.9211

‡Dealer Signing Bonuses are available on retail purchase/finance/lease of all new, in-stock 2013 and 2014 Mazda models from Sept 4-30, 2013. Bonus amounts vary by model. Bonuses are applied before taxes as a credit to the sales/ lease contract. No cash surrender value. See dealer for complete details. †0% APR purchase financing is available on all new 2013/2014 Mazda vehicles. Other terms available and vary by model. Based on a representative example using a finance price of $17,690 for 2013 Mazda3 GX (D4XS53AA00)/$24,890 for 2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00)/$26,190 for 2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00) at a rate of 0%/2.99%/3.99% APR,the cost of borrowing for an 84-month term is $0/$2,726/$3,871, bi-weekly payment is $97/$152/$165, total finance obligation is $17,690/$27,616/$30,061. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. **Lease offers available on approved credit on 2013 Mazda3 GX (D4XS53AA00)/2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00). At 0%/1.99%/1.99% lease APR the monthly payment is $99/$199/$199 per month for 36 months with $4,400/$5,900/$6,550 down payment. PPSA and first monthly payment due at lease inception. Total lease obligation equals $7,974/$13,066/$13,716. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8¢/km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Taxes extra and required at the time of purchase. *The advertised price of $15,190/$24,990/$26,290 for 2013 Mazda3 GX (D4XS53AA00)/2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00) includes a cash discount of $2,500/$0/$0. The selling price adjustment applies to the purchase and is deducted from the negotiated pre-tax price and cannot be combined with subsidized purchase financing or leasing rates. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,695/$1,895 for Mazda3, Mazda6/CX-5. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. Offers valid Sept 4-30, 2013 while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details.


A64 - North Shore News - Friday, September 13, 2013

The Honda

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WITH THESE PRICES, OUR 2013s WON’T LAST LONG.

5000

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$

**

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% ON EVERY NEW 2013 HONDA TRUCK. LEASE OR FINANCE.

The ongoing benefits of owning a Honda. High resale value. Low cost of ownership. Affordable. Reliable. Fuel Efficient. Advanced safety. Fun to drive.

bchonda.com

816 Automall Drive, North Vancouver 604-984-0331

www.pacifichonda.ca

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