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in convincing the City of NorthVancouver to overturn its ban on gambling in order to allow slot machines on a
redeveloped waterfront. Playtime Gaming, which owns seven “community gaming” facilities in B.C., is making the pitch to take the lead on redeveloping Lot 5 of the city waterfront. But, because of an 18-yearold city ban on commercial gaming, staff wouldn’t meet
with Playtime to discuss the proposal, according to Arthur Villa, the company’s co-ordinator of business development. The application Playtime would like to submit would include restaurants, boutique retail, an expansion of the Pinnacle Hotel,
underground parking, a public theatre, skating rink or water feature, and about 40-per cent green space and public areas along with an area that includes slot machines in order to make the rest of the project ﬁnancially viable. “We believe our proposal
covers much of the wish list council had with respect to the Lower Lonsdale area with the added beneﬁt of being able to make all of it economically feasible,” he told council Dec. 2. “Our proposal for Lot 5 could be
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A ﬁght about the fate ofWestVancouver’s historic Binning House is being played out in B.C. Supreme Court this week. Heritage advocates, the District of West Vancouver and the provincial government are among those seeking to stop the sale of the Binning House to the Wall Financial Group, headed up by developer Bruno Wall. The former home of artist and architect B.C. Binning is regarded as the ﬁrst example of West Coast modernism. The Land Conservancy — which acquired the heritage home for protection in 2008 and has since been put under creditor protection — announced this fall it plans to sell the home for $1.6 million to help pay back $7.5 million it owes to creditors. But a number of others SeeW. Van page 3
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The suspected thief of several missing bird feeders is still at loose on the North Shore. An orphaned bear cub, ﬁrst spotted in Delbrook, was last reported on Brand Street in Tempe Heights on Dec. 2, said Christine Miller, education coordinator for the North Shore Black Bear Society. “We’re so worried about him,” said Miller, adding that anybody who sees the cub should notify authorities immediately. “Everybody wants to get him safely away for the winter.” Wildlife ofﬁcials are concerned that the cub could become a problem bear in the spring if he isn’t rescued soon. Angela Fontana, senior animal care supervisor at Critter Care Wildlife Society, estimates that the cub is around 11 kilograms, or the size of a cocker spaniel. “They need to be at least double his weight to hibernate, so he’d be awake all winter,” she said. “The only food source he’s likely to have is garbage, mostly from people’s backyards,” she said. During one incident, a dog spooked the cub into bolting while conservation ofﬁcers were already on their way. Residents should keep dogs on a leash if they see
F[Y3 ,V.*W ,`.4 *1, /.3 V.32 3``T YT F`U7` k`Y][23% j2 Y3 1TVYW`Vd 29 [Y,`4T.2` .2 Y23 74`3`T2 /`Y][2 .T) /Y2[912 Y23 U92[`4% =Td9T` /[9 37923 Y2 Y3 .3W`) 29 *.VV 2[` ;9T3`40.2Y9T c_M*`4 G`40Y*`% akcFc GEaagj8: any new bear signs in their neighbourhood, Miller warned. “Most dogs would pursue a bear,” she said. “It’s a strong instinctive thing.” Bear cubs are usually with their mother for the ﬁrst year and a half of their lives, but this cub is only about 10 months old, said Miller.The mother’s fate is a mystery, although she could have been hit by a car, she said. It’s also possible that the mother was startled by something and lost track of her cub, although this is unlikely, said Miller. “Female
bears are very good mothers, so it’s not common for that to happen. “She teaches them everything she can, what to eat, how to behave around danger, how to climb trees, all those things,” she said. A new home is waiting for the cub at Critter Care Wildlife Society in Langley, where four other bear cubs are already in hibernation. Critter Care has two bear enclosures where the cubs have limited contact with humans. “We bring in forests and branches for bedding
and ﬁnd a lot of natural foods like skunk cabbage in the spring,” said Fontana. “We also give bears live trout to practise ﬁshing. “When they’re orphaned, they don’t have their mother to show them the ropes, so we give them a safe place to grow up and encourage natural behaviours that they would usually do with mom,” she said. Food is hidden throughout the enclosure under logs or up trees to encourage the cubs to forage for it, Fontana said.
Cubs are usually released around June to the general area that they came from, but this is determined by the biologist and conservation ofﬁcer, Fontana said. Any sightings should be reported to conservation ofﬁcers at 1-877-952-7277. Residents are also asked to call the North Shore Black Bear Society at 604-3174911, so volunteers can be ready to help. People should not approach the cub, and dogs in the area should be kept inside.
Staff to report on socio-economic impacts From page 1 the engine that drives a large portion of the waterfront plan.” Cities that host casinos or community gaming facilities, get a 10-per cent cut of the house revenue. Community gaming facilities differ in that they only include slots and/ or bingo and have limited operating hours, according to Villa Council was skeptical of the plan but asked staff to prepare a report on the social and economic impacts other cities that have gaming experience. “I’m sure those communities are happy to
receive the 10 per cent of the revenue but what are the other cost that are related?” Coun. Don Bell asked. Villa responded that despite a boom in gaming allowed by the province since the early 2000s, only about 4.7 per cent of gamblers become “problem gamblers” and that crime remains low near Playtime’s facilities. He added that a surprisingly high number of North Shore residents are already gamblers, according to data from the B.C. Lottery Corporation. “It may interest you to know more than 50 per cent of the people on the North Shore frequently visit casinos
and gaming facilities across the water,”Villa said. Excluding Squamish First Nations land, Playtime hasn’t found any locations on the North Shore that would work as well in ﬁve years of looking, said Villa. Coun. Guy Heywood noted that there are plenty of service agencies and community groups that rely on gaming grants on the North Shore, but no gaming facilities that would make the city a contributor. But, he added, staff’s report ought to include up-to-date research based on the BCLC’s stats on addiction. “(As) to slot machines themselves as one of the
modalities of gaming, my suspicion is that they are one of the forms that has the greatest social consequences and victimization, so I would like staff to consider that as well,” he said. For Coun. Pam Bookham, the drawbacks weren’t justiﬁed, given the lack of demand for gaming on the North Shore. “In my eight years on council, I have never received an email from a taxpayer asking us to look at gaming in the City of North Vancouver.There simply is no groundswell of interest,” she said. “I would have to feel a groundswell of support from our residents to even
entertain the idea, so it’s going to be an uphill battle as far as I’m concerned.” The last time the city reviewed its ban on gaming was more than a decade ago, Coun. Craig Keating noted, and voted to keep the ban on the grounds that charity gaming shouldn’t have to compete with for-proﬁt gaming. “I think that relationship between gaming and charities was quite different when we last discussed it 12 or 14 years ago when there was in fact private bingos in church basements we were trying to protect, and I think most of those have gone the way of the dodo,” he said.
appearing before Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick this week argued The Land Conservancy has no right to sell the house and pocket the proceeds. Among those was the District of West Vancouver’s lawyer Francesca Marzari who told the judge the municipality has a longstanding involvement in the preservation of the Binning House for the community and wants to see the heritage home remain accessible to the public. The district has been in discussions with the West Coast Modern League, a group of heritage advocates headed by Binning scholar Adele Weder, about partnering with the municipality to manage the house for public beneﬁt, said Marzari. If The Land Conservancy can no longer maintain the property, “the district has indicated it is prepared to step in with another society,” she said. Also on hand to oppose the sale was lawyer Richard Butler, representing the provincial Attorney General. The province is opposing the sale on the grounds it would contravene B.C.’s Charitable Purposes Preservation Act — intended to make sure assets donated for speciﬁc charitable purposes not be sold off. The province has argued the Binning House should only be sold or transferred to an organization willing to take on its management for speciﬁc charitable purposes. In court Monday, the lawyer for The Land Conservancy made it clear public access is not on offer from its prospective buyer, Wall Financial. John Sandrelli told the judge Bruno Wall is knowledgeable about the historic signiﬁcance of the house and has the money to make needed structural repairs. “Mr.Wall is the perfect person to deal with a very difﬁcult situation,” he said. But he added Wall has made it clear he wants free title to the property — without any legal obligations for public access. Sandrelli said The Land Conservancy is sympathetic to those who don’t want the house sold, but said the nonproﬁt has no other option. See UBC page 9
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Youth wins Medal of Bravery WV student stops knife attack, plugs victim’s wound ANNE WATSON email@example.com
A young West Vancouver man who came to the aid of his friend three years ago has received one of the highest decorations of bravery in Canada. Yale Henry, 20, a West Vancouver secondary school graduate, saved his friend from a knife attack on Oct. 29, 2010. Henry was awarded the Medal
of Bravery on Dec. 5 at a ceremony at Rideau Hall in Ottawa. “I was in disbelief,” said Henry, of the award. “It was fairly surreal, I didn’t expect something like that would happen to me.” Henry and his friend were on the school’s campus around 11 a.m. when the attack occurred. “From what I know there was tension building up between my friend and the attacker, and all of us thought it was just going to be a ﬁght,” he said. “My friend wanted me down there just in case something happened, I don’t want to say intimidate him, but just kind of see if we could
sort out a more peaceful resolution. But as soon as we got down there, the guy started attacking my friend, we didn’t have any time to talk.” Henry said that at ﬁrst he thought the attacker was stabbing his friend with a pen. “I ﬁnally realized it was a knife and I dove in there and I wrapped my arms around the guy’s arms and torso, picked him up and pulled him away,” said Henry. “I didn’t let go until he dropped the knife.” The attacker ﬂed the scene and was later picked up by police. Meanwhile Henry’s friend lay on the ground bleeding.
Dogs on ice can be a problem BRENT RICHTER firstname.lastname@example.org
They don’t make crampons for dogs. North Shore Rescue is asking residents to be extra cautious when going for a hike on icy trails after having to help a woman and dog out of a creek drainage Tuesday. A man and woman were walking their neighbour’s dog on the Baden Powell Trail in the late afternoon when the dog ventured off the trail. “The Baden Powell was
just an ice rink,” said Tim Jones, NSR team leader. “The dog went down into the (Mackay Creek) drainage and couldn’t get back up.” The woman followed the dog in and became stuck herself, while the man went for help. “We went in. Everybody had to be in micro-spike crampons. We put her in them too to get her out,” Jones said. While everyone was home in time for the evening news, the incident does prompt a couple ® ®
safety warnings. “We really want people to wear proper micro-spike type crampons,” Jones said. “If you are hiking, you should be hiking lower elevations or hiking areas that don’t have ridge systems and ice conditions like are present right now.” It’s also not the best time of year for taking dogs into the backcountry. “Animals can get into real trouble too and if you have a leash, the dog can pull you and seriously hurt you,” he added.
“I still remember this, he said ‘I think I got nicked,’ turns around and his whole shirt was drenched in blood,” said Henry. “So I got him to rip off his shirt, his jacket and started putting pressure on the wound that was bleeding the most, which turned out to be a sucking chest wound.” His friend’s lung had been punctured and as a result of Henry
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North Shore needs a mobile psych outreach team Dear Editor: Jane Seyd’s two-part Sunday Focus series, The Bridge’s Long Shadow and The Bridge’s Heavy Burden (Dec. 1 and 8, North Shore News) is a crucial call-to-action for the installation of high barriers or netting on the Lions Gate Bridge to help prevent suicide. But out of this arises another serious issue — the need, as a society, to address mental illness and to be proactive in getting people who are ill into treatment as early as possible. While a physical barrier on the bridge may prevent or stop someone’s fall, it does not treat the underlying causes of the person’s suicidal ideation, which brought them there in the ﬁrst place.
Suicide, by its very nature, is unpredictable. The only way to properly address the high rate of suicide among those with mental illness is to adequately treat the underlying illness itself. Those with a severe mental illness who are decompensating or experiencing psychosis must ﬁrst be treated in hospital in order to stabilize. Unfortunately, half of those with schizophrenia and a slightly lesser percentage of those who are bipolar 1 lack insight into their illness, a clinical feature called anosognosia, and don’t realize they are ill. Because of this, they are unlikely to seek treatment themselves. In these cases, involuntary
admission is required. Many people, including some mental health professionals, mistakenly believe an ill person must be considered “dangerous” to be admitted involuntarily into hospital, but this is not the case. The criterion for involuntary admission, under the B.C. Mental Health Act, is “to prevent the person’s substantial mental or physical deterioration or for the person’s own protection or protection of others.” This provision allows for a proactive use of involuntary admission, where appropriate, which can help prevent tragedies such as suicide. The need to get people into treatment when they’re ill, rather than
guessing whether they’re going to commit suicide or not, mustn’t be forgotten. Another measure is also important. Many communities have a mobile, urgent-outreach team in place that travels directly to where the ill person is living to do a preliminary assessment and, where it makes
sense, call in a psychiatrist who can then sign a ﬁrst certiﬁcate. This gets the person into hospital. A family living in Vancouver, Richmond, or Surrey, dealing with someone in crisis, has this option. However, the North Shore currently does not offer any form of urgent outreach. This, too, has
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Some gifts mean more at Christmas Dear Editor: I walked briskly along Lonsdale Avenue last Friday evening (Dec. 6), warmly bundled up as the temperature had fallen several degrees below zero. As I entered London Drugs, a middle-aged woman — clearly
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Will TransLink survive Metro infighting? Is TransLink nearing the breaking point? It’s a question worth posing as frustrations expressed by a number of mayors and councils over transit and transportation priorities continue to mount and boil over for public display. TransLink has been unable to solve a riddle it has been wrestling with for some time now: How to meet escalating service demands without creating unpopular or unacceptable revenue streams to pay for them. As a result, municipalities are ﬁnding themselves pitted against each other when it comes to determining what particular project gets the green light over others. The situation has been building for some time, but three recent developments show how bad things have become. First was Premier Christy Clark’s arbitrary decision that a new bridge would replace the George Massey Tunnel, and that construction would begin soon. The announcement was met with opposition from a number of mayors, but it also was backed by others, notably Delta’s mayor, Lois Jackson. One of the critics of the Massey Bridge, Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson, continues to insist a rapid transit line down Broadway to UBC is the most
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Watts’ actions seems to be a stunning example of the frustration some mayors have with TransLink’s planning process. Finally, New Westminster council is now balking at Surrey’s desire for a six-lane bridge to replace the Pattullo Bridge, arguing its street network could not handle the extra ﬂow of trafﬁc such a bridge would bring. This kind of inﬁghting and going-it-alone action is occurring while an unprecedented referendum on how to fund transit in Metro Vancouver draws ever closer. The premier says the referendum is partly designed to ensure mayors make their own positions on funding known, so they can be held accountable. But the way things are going, who knows whether the current TransLink model can function long enough to make it to the fall of 2014, when the referendum will be held. Union deal telling Don’t underestimate the signiﬁcance of those unprecedented ﬁve-year contracts reached between the provincial government and the B.C. Government Employees Union. The BCGEU master agreement often serves as the template for other public sector union contracts, so it’s a good
bet other unions will sign similar contracts in the months ahead. Interestingly, the BCGEU signed a new deal well ahead of the March termination date of the current one, and others may opt to sign early as well. The BCGEU also bought into the government’s idea of tying bonus wage hikes to economic growth. Public sector unions have long been accused of thinking economic growth had nothing to do with the compensation coming from government, so this
is a philosophical shift of sorts. The one exception when it comes to other unions following this kind of contract is, of course, the B.C. Teachers’ Federation. The BCTF considers itself a social justice movement, and not a trade union, so expecting it to grasp the linkage between economic growth and wage increases for its members is perhaps unrealistic. In political terms, however, the BCGEU deal speaks volumes. Signing a ﬁve-year deal suggests the union realizes it backed the wrong horse in the last
election and it had better work with the one that won. The new contract lasts until after the next election as well. The BCGEU seems to have bet on the outcome of that contest already, and the bet has not been placed on the party it has traditionally backed. That tells you all you need to know about where the NDP is at these days, and how the party is viewed by its own allies. Keith.Baldrey@globalnews.ca Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC.
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UBC wants proceeds if house sold From page 3 The conservancy only has enough cash to last until mid-January, he said. “There are people asking for money. It has no alternative but to move forward with this sale.” Lawyers for the University of British Columbia told the judge Monday if the house is
sold the money should go to UBC — not The Land Conservancy. Jessie Binning’s will speciﬁed the proceeds should go to UBC if no group could be found to maintain the property, according to the lawyers. Lawyer Amy Francis told the judge the way the Binning trustees transferred the house to The Land
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INQUIRING REPORTER Canada Post announced that over the next ﬁve years, the remaining one-third of households receiving home delivery will be converted to community mailboxes. The postal service has suffered from signiﬁcant ﬁnancial losses as the volume of regular lettermail has decreased because of electronic communications. The price of individual stamps will be increased to a dollar, and up to 8,000 jobs will be eliminated. Will you miss the home delivery of your mail? Have your say at nsnews.com ? C"HN% BF+O
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One District of North Vancouver couple may have to come up with $200,000 to secure the slopes on two Merlynn Crescent homes following a unanimous vote by council Monday.
The slope needs immediate attention as a landslide could block Carmaria Court and affect nine homes, according to a staff report. If the slope isn’t stable by April 30, 2014, the district could complete the work at the homeowner’s expense.
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Speaking on behalf of the homeowners, Edward Bickford said Mostafa Madaninejad and Fatemeh Khosravi-Amiri are an elderly couple living on ﬁxed incomes. “They bought this place, they didn’t do anything to it, and now they could be on the hook for two hundred grand,” he said. After buying the homes in 1997, no signiﬁcant changes were made to the building or landscaping, according to Bickford. “It doesn’t seem right to my way of thinking that the district doesn’t take responsibility for initially approving construction,” he said. The district asked that a tarp be put over the area to prevent further erosion. However, the homeowner refused to allow the stopgap measure See Slope page 11
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Slope a public safety issue
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after being asked to sign a waiver that indemniﬁed the district from past and future erosion or slope stability issues, Bickford said. The district has allowed the homeowner to truck ﬁll to a municipal site, according to engineering manager Gavin Joyce. Joyce stressed the urgency of remediation. “This is a deteriorating condition,” he said. “It’s simply a matter of time on this slope.” Because it’s a public safety issue, council is obligated to make an unpleasant decision, according to Coun. Roger Bassam. Couns. Mike Little and Doug MacKay-Dunn did not attend the meeting. Madaninejad is currently seeking legal counsel. The situation is similar to the quandary faced by Peter Twist earlier this year. The district resident was ordered to demolish his garage and remediate a badly eroded slope — despite 95 per cent of the eroded area falling on district land. The district knew about the condition of the land for 30 years, according to Twist. Twist promised to seek a lawyer following council’s decision in July. CITY COUNCIL:
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A sporting life ■ Grant Lawrence reads from The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie at West Vancouver Memorial Library, Sunday, Dec. 15 at 2:30 p.m. For more information visit westvanlibrary.ca. JEREMY SHEPHERD email@example.com
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If Lawrence hadn’t been the leader singer of The Smugglers, she wouldn’t “have even exhaled smoke in my direction.” But he was the lead singer. And she would be there. He got up and went to the party. “Roadhouse Blues” by The Doors was playing as he looked for her. Sheena was in the basement, lit by the soft glow of the O’Keefe’s Extra Old Stock wall lamp. Angus “The Anvil” McFadden was on top of her. And then the memory
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Laudate present Brilliant Baroque Ensemble performing concert at St.Andrew’s ■ Laudate Singers, Brilliant Baroque: Bach, Vivaldi and Monteverdi at St. Andrew’s United Church, Dec. 15, 3 p.m. Tickets $35 /$30/$15/free 12 and under. ANNE WATSON firstname.lastname@example.org
The sound of Baroque will ﬁll the air this coming Sunday when the Laudate Singers bring their Christmas concert to North Vancouver. The Brilliant Baroque concert, featuring pieces by Bach, Monteverdi and Vivaldi, takes place at 3 p.m. Dec. 15th at St. Andrew’s United Church. The repertoire will also See Di Novo page 19
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Duo combine forces to go on new sonic adventures ■ The Royal Oui: Thursday, Dec. 19 at Vancouver’s Electric Owl; Friday, Dec. 20 at Squamish’s Howe Sound Inn and Brewery; and Saturday, Dec. 21 at Vancouver’s Prophouse Café. theroyaloui.com ERIN MCPHEE firstname.lastname@example.org
After years of collaborating on each other’s respective solo projects, married musicians Adrienne Pierce and Ari Shine decided to ofﬁcially join forces as a duo this fall. All they needed was a name. In an interesting twist of fate, around the same time the couple met back in 2005, Pierce had registered the domain name The Royal Oui. “I thought if I ever had a side project I’m going to call it The Royal Oui, but I thought maybe it would be more like each song would be with someone different and that I would have collaborators on each song,” she says. “But in
the end when we had this project, we threw some names around and one day we were just driving from show to show and we just looked at each other and said, ‘This should be The Royal Oui.’” Pierce and Shine made their band’s live premiere at Vancouver’s Biltmore Cabaret in October and have been on the road ever since. They’re set to take the stage locally once again for three shows next week, starting with Thursday, Dec. 19 at Vancouver’s Electric Owl. The concert, A Nimbus Family Christmas, is also featuring Dominique Fricot and Field Study Music. Doors are at 7 p.m. and proceeds will support the Greater Vancouver Food Bank. The next day, the couple will head up to Squamish for a show Friday, Dec. 20 at the Howe Sound Inn and Brewery. Finally, the duo has organized The Royal Oui and Friends Holiday Beneﬁt Concert, likewise in support of the Greater Vancouver Food Bank,
Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Prophouse Café at 1636 Venables St. in Vancouver. Other artists lending support to the cause include Rykka, T. Nile, Nat Jay, Hilary Grist and Christa Couture. In recent years Pierce and Shine have called Los Angeles and New York home, though they’ve been based in Vancouver since March. “I know it goes through ebbs and ﬂows, but I think in the last certainly few years with Hannah Georgas and Dan Mangan and Said The Whale, I feel like there’s a national eye on Vancouver. I feel like some of the bands in town are amongst the best, which is really encouraging. There’s all kinds of good bands. It’s inspiring for us really. It’s a nice community for us to be a part of,” says Shine, reached Tuesday en route from California (where The Royal Oui had just played shows in Los Angeles, San Diego and San Francisco) to Oregon, where they were scheduled to play in Eugene that evening. It’s “wonderful” to be
able to make music with his wife, says Shine. “It’s one of the easiest things that we do,” he says. “We create together all the time. . . . It’s a very natural part of our relationship. Our relationship grew out of our songwriting and our creative direction.” Pierce, a West Vancouver native who grew up in Horseshoe Bay and graduated from Hillside secondary, met Shine, a California native from the Palo Alto area, during a trip to Los Angeles to do some recording for an album. “I went into the studio to record drums and Ari was there,” she says. Shine’s friend was drumming on Pierce’s record and he just happened to be at the studio that day, doing some writing with some other artists. “That’s how we met,” says Pierce. “We just started chatting and he knew all about Canada and Canadian bands and he loves Canadian music and See Duo page 18
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Duo planning album release in 2014 From page 16 everything Canadian.” They kept in touch and two years later wrote a song together, then went on tour together, and wed in 2008. From their ﬁrst song, “Nightswimming,” which went on to appear on Pierce’s 2010 release Oh Deer, the couple has continued to collaborate. Shine co-produced and played many of the instruments on Oh Deer, he and Pierce joined forces for her latest solo effort, My Heavens, released in February, and Pierce contributed to Shine’s most recent solo album, 2012’s Songs Of Solomon. Based on their professional relationship, they often joked they were “an undercover duo”
and would hear time and time again from friends who suggested they were essentially already a band. When they realized their songwriting had shifted — “We started writing a lot of songs that weren’t really an Adrienne song and not really an Ari song,” says Pierce — their new direction became clear. “It just took on a life of its own and we realized it was something different and we decided to just go with it and see what happened. We’ve been loving doing it. It’s just really fun to do this together and not have it be either of our projects, but something that we’re both really invested in,” says Pierce. They released their debut two-song EP, Forecast, at their show at
the Biltmore earlier this fall. They plan to release an eponymous The Royal Oui LP in February 2014, featuring 11 tracks, coproduced by them, and released on File Under: Music. “I feel like Ari’s stuff tends to be a little more Americana, a little more rock sometimes,” says Pierce. “And mine is a little, like, arty, weirder pop, alternative.” Since their band’s launch their sound has been described as “psychedelic folk” or “ambient folk,” she says. Despite their hefty respective back catalogues, they’re focusing on their new Royal Oui songs only on their current tour and have been performing as just the two of them. “That’s something that really works for us,” says
Pierce. “We like to say ‘we’re nimble.’ We can just throw our guitars in the car — sometimes we bring our dog — and just go.” That said, they make a concerted effort to ﬁll out the sound. Shine references their “sonic adventurousness,” which Pierce explains sees them harmonize and sing together on every song with neither ever taking the lead. They both play acoustic guitars, and make use of keyboards, percussive loops and other effects. In addition, Shine says they offer a certain degree of “eye candy” at their shows, projecting visuals onto themselves and behind them. “We’re just trying to create this whole little world on stage,” says Pierce.
No goal. The mountaintop encounter is one of the stories in Lawrence’s funny and poignant memoir, The Lonely End of the Rink: Confessions of a Reluctant Goalie. “He had no idea who I was, no idea how momentous that penalty shot was to me, I made no mention of it in the handshake line at the end of the game, but it was one of the greatest sporting moments of my life,” Lawrence says. ••• A booming bodycheck against the boards, the crack of a stick on the ice, the slicing sound of speeding skates and the ping of a puck hitting the post — the sound that strikes a goalie’s ears like sweet music— have cast their spell on Lawrence. But while the CBC host often loved hockey, he has feared, hated and reviled many hockey players. As a baby he was held in the soft hands of Bobby Orr. As a child he was tormented by Buck, a hockey playing thug with an Olympian build and a Joey Lawrence bob who used the word ‘wimp’ with the frequency Australians use ‘mate.’ Lawrence needed a brace to steady a knee that was prone to dislocation. His stomach was jittery and prone to puking and the “uber geek” wore an E.T. sweatshirt and glasses of Elton Johnian proportions. He was a target, and over and over again, the people who made him feel small, the ones who made the school locker room feel like Lord of the Flies without the tropical climate, were hockey players. “I’m not looking for any sympathy, I’m mostly looking just to entertain people and maybe show them a darker side of our great, glorious, Canadian pastime,” Lawrence explains. “There is a side where maybe the star athletes aren’t the greatest heroes of all time.” Despite the “Shakespearean irony” of hiding behind his goalie mask, Lawrence has come face to face with many childhood bullies on the ice. “I clearly carry the
baggage of those younger times more than they do. They don’t remember anything of that time, and nor do I bring it up with them,” he explains. “That I stop their shots . . . brings me deep, deep, deep satisfaction to the point of joyously celebrating after the game if we’ve beaten them.” The Lonely End of the Rink is about resilience. Just like a meat//bone/skinhead didn’t keep Lawrence from the party, hockey players couldn’t keep him from hockey. Despite associating the game with personal ridicule and embarrassment and violence, hockey is inescapable for Lawrence. In one of the book’s more horrifying chapters, a hockey player named Psycho Powers arms himself with Lawrence’s BB gun and starts shooting. Lawrence runs off a cliff while trying to escape. “I could have easily been killed,” he says. “When I actually sat down to write it, I did kind of get a chill up my spine.” The future author made it home, semi-conscious and covered in blood. When it came time for knee surgery, the doctor was Stu McNeill, formerly a centre with the Detroit Red Wings. The ﬁnal third of the book covers Lawrence’s beer league hockey team, the Flying Vees. “‘If someone tapped me on the shoulder at age 13 — probably one of the lowest points of my entire life — and said, ‘Hey, you’re going to be playing hockey when you’re 30 as a goalie with a bunch of musicians on a hockey team,’ I would turn around and probably burst into tears.” As an adult, Lawrence’s butterﬂy goaltending style is likened to both a wounded moth and a guy who just fell out of his wheelchair. But for the ﬁrst time in his life, it’s meant in fun. “I started out in life liking hockey but I got pushed away from it,” Lawrence explains. “I think the takeaway is even if you’ve missed out on things earlier in life, go back to those things . . . . Just make sure that you’re doing it on your own terms.” See Lawrence page 39
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CALENDAR From page 18 Harvest for Hope: A Capella Chorus will perform a fundraising concert Saturday, Dec. 21 at 6 p.m.Admission by a suggested donation of $10 for adults and $5 for kids — $2 off with a non-perishable food donation.All proceeds will go to the Harvest Project.
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SEYMOUR SCOUTS ANNUAL CHRISTMAS TREE FUNDRAISING SALE will take place until Dec. 23 at Parkgate Village shopping centre at the corner of Mount Seymour Parkway and Mount Seymour Road, North Vancouver. Hours: Monday-Thursday, 11 a.m.-8 p.m.; Friday, 11 a.m.-9 p.m.
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WEST VANCOUVER SENIOR SECONDARY RUGBY TEAM are selling Christmas trees in the south parking lot of the school at 1750 Mathers Ave. Money raised will be used for a trip to Australia. Hours: Dec. 13, 3-6 p.m. and Dec. 14 and 15, 11-5 p.m. Delivery is available as well.
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Advent Calendars Advent calendars are making a resurgence after a brief respite in past years. In the last several years in particular, they’ve become very popular and greatly commercialized (even coffee chains are carrying them). Take a brief interlude onto Pinterest and you’ll be overwhelmed with DIY advent calendar options. Not only are people doing them for Christmas but they’re popping up for all sorts of holidays. A unique type of calendar is one that can be personalized with your favourite colour scheme using paint, paper, modge podge and a little string, whatever strikes your fancy and inspires you. Calendars made of wood or other materials that can be personalized are also great for kids who can add their touch with markers, paint and glitter. Rather than being ﬁlled with chocolate, some advent calendars offer space for adding your own gifts in little drawers or bags. These can be ﬁlled with small toys,
bite-sized treats or other small gifts. I really like the idea of ﬁlling these bags with games, particularly vintage games like marbles, jacks, dice, chalk, etc. You can then use these items to reconnect with your kids doing something fun for both of you. Another idea (if you know a budding chef), is to put fancy ingredients in the boxes or bags and use those to create fanciful dishes. You could also ﬁll the advent calendars with little coupons of activities to do with your family, such as a trip to a favourite park, or hopscotch and blanket forts with your kids. There are a lots of ideas about how to use advent calendars that don’t have to be based on “stuff.” The point is that it doesn’t have to be complicated or costly. It can be a fun and easy way to start sweet traditions with your family. Ornaments The days of the themed holiday tree seem to (ﬁnally) be past and more people seem to want to collect a few ornaments a year and create a tradition and history with their ornaments.
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These ornaments can be customized by adding a year or name in hand-stitching or glue-on letters/numbers to personalize. And (I’ll let you in on a designer’s secret) just because you buy something that can be used “as is” doesn’t mean you can’t make it yours by customizing it This is a great way to have something different than everyone else and gives you that DIY satisfaction without having to create something from scratch. Janine Wilson is an interior designer and owner of The Mill in North Vancouver.
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YEAR IN REVIEW
12 Years a Slave stands out from crowd JULIE CRAWFORD ContributingWriter
It’s admittedly a little rash to do a top10 ﬁlms list before the end of the year: how can I pick favourites without having seen the Coen brothers’ Inside Llewyn Davis?The star-studded Osage:August County? Or Anchorman 2?With a deadline looming, and apologies to Ron Burgundy, here are the best movies of most of 2013. 1. 12Years A Slave A harrowing story based on the 1853 autobiography of Solomon Northup (played by Chiwetel Ejiofor), a free man who was kidnapped and sold into slavery. Steve McQueen’s ﬁlm stands out among others in the genre because of the way the director marries the constant fear with the endless tedium of slavery.The days are hot and long: torturous if you’re working cane or cotton; repetitious to the point of madness if you’re the master’s wife (Sarah Paulson). Lupita Nyong’o, Paul Giamatti, Paul Dano
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and Benedict Cumberbatch are excellent. And McQueen regular Michael Fassbender is so convincing as “slavebreaker” Edwin Epps that he may never get a decent restaurant table again. Powerful, memorable ﬁlm. 2. Gravity I hate space movies and underwater movies.They make me feel seasick. Alfonso Cuaron’s Gravity, then, with its no-ﬁxed-point-on-thehorizon plummets through blackness and low-oxygen dizzy spells, was a challenge. But the ﬁlmmaking is simply spectacular, a wonder, and I was transﬁxed. Sandra Bullock is required to convey heartbreak, regret, panic, primal fear and resolve from inside the close conﬁnes of See Disembodied page 33
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Erin McPhee Top 10 Albums 1. Phosphorescent — Muchacho (Dead Oceans) 2. Charles Bradley — Victim of Love (Daptone Records) 3. King Khan and the Shrines — Idle No More (Merge Records) 4. Arcade Fire — Reﬂektor (Merge Records) 5. Basia Bulat — Tall Tall Shadow (Secret City Records) 6. Hayden — Us Alone (Arts & Crafts) 7. She & Him — Volume 3 (Merge Records) 8. The National — TroubleWill Find Me (4AD) 9. Vampire Weekend — ModernVampires of the City (XL Recordings) 10. Lightning Dust — Fantasy (Jagjaguwar Records) Terry Peters Top 10 Albums 1. Elvis Costello and Roots — Wise Up Ghost (Blue Note) 2. Omar — The Man (Freestyle Records) 3. Jason Isbell — Southeastern (Southeastern) 4. Daft Punk — Random Access Memories (Columbia/Sony) 5. Billie Joe & Norah — Foreverly (Reprise) 6. Rhye — Woman (Polydor) 7. David Bowie — The Next Day (Sony) 8. The National — TroubleWill Find Me (4AD) 9. Autre Ne Veut — Anxiety (Mexican Summer) 10. Laura Marling — Once IWas an Eagle (Ribbon Music) Nicholas M. Pescod Top 10 Albums 1. Justin Timberlake — 20/20 Experience Part 1 (RCA) 2. Carmen and Camille — Neon (Independent) 3. Madchild — Lawn Mower Man (Battle Axe Records) 4. Colby Dee — Missed The Exit (Independent) 5. Jessica Speziale/One Fire Movement — Songs From the Heart (Independent) 6. Lissie — Back To Forever (Sony Music) 7. Lily Kershaw — Midnight in the Garden (Nettwerk) 8. Krewella — GetWet (Sony Music) 9. Clara Venice — Love Riddle (Independent) 10. Robbie G — Adamantine Heart (Ripple Effect) John Goodman Top 10 Albums 1. Nick Cave & the Bad Seeds — Push the Sky Away (Bad Seeds Ltd.) 2. Arctic Monkeys — AM (Domino) 3. Earl Sweatshirt — Doris (Tan Cressida) 4. Bettie Serveert — Oh Mayhem! (Second Motion Records) 5. Sarah Jarosz — Build Me Up from Bones (Sugar Hill) 6. The Roseville Band — Temper (Pipe & Hat) 7. Die Enttäuschung — Vier Halbe (Intakt Records) 8. The Knife — Shaking the Habitual (Rabid) 9. Tim Hecker — Virgins (Kranky) 10. Quadron — Avalanche (Epic) John Goodman Favourite Reissues/remixes/archival releases 1. Fela Kuti — The Best of the Black PresidentVol. 2 (Knitting Factory/Kalakuta Sunrise) 2. Sly & the Family Stone — Higher (Epic) 3. Denise LaSalle — Making A Good Thing Better: The CompleteWestbound Singles 1970-76 (Ace) 4. Nirvana — In Utero (DGC/Interscope/Universal) 5. Otis Redding — The Complete Stax/Volt Singles Collection (Shout! Factory) 6. Public Image Ltd. — First Issue (Light in the Attic) 7. Neil Young — Live at the Cellar Door (Reprise) 8. Marianne Faithfull — Broken English (Island) 9. Let Me Play This For You: Rare Cajun Recordings by Babineaux & Guidry, Angelas Le Jeune and Blind Uncle Gaspard, 1929-1930 (Tompkins Square) 10. Four Tet — Rounds (Domino)
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Clara Venice solves the theremin on Love Riddle ■ Clara Venice opening for the Barenaked Ladies, Queen Elizabeth Theatre, Jan. 17, 2014. NICHOLAS M. PESCOD ContributingWriter
The ﬁrst time singer/ songwriter ClaraVenice laid eyes on a theremin she knew she had to have one. “I ﬁrst saw the Theremin with this band and as soon as I saw it I knew that I could play it but I had no idea what it was,” she says. The next day Venice wandered down to the Moog store in Toronto and asked the staff if she could try one. “I remember all the guys started laughing at me because this is the most unintuitive instrument ever,” she says.
“They put me in the middle of the store and I had to play it in front of people in the store.” To the entire store’s disbelief, Venice was able to play a scale. “They were shocked,” she says. “They gave it to me for a discount and I carried it home.” Russian inventor Léon Theremin invented the theremin in the early 1900s. The instrument is controlled by the musician without any physical contact and has been used in a variety of musical contexts. Composers Miklós Rózsa and Bernard Herrmann used the theremin in several ﬁlm scores and Brian Jones of the Rolling Stones used the instrument on the group’s 1967 albums Between the Buttons and Their Satanic Majesties Request.
“It sounds different and I think it is an amazing instrument that is very versatile, but people aren’t necessarily aware of it,” Venice says. “There was a time when it was used in pop music but it hasn’t been for a long time and I’m hoping to bring it back.” In October Venice released her debut EP, Love Riddle, which includes sounds from her theremin. The self-described space-pop singer says the songs have a romantic vibe. “It’s a little love story of people meeting and then something horrible happening and then them coming back together,” she says. “There is a happy ending because I’m a romantic at heart.” Instead of releasing physical copies Venice came up with a creative idea to distribute and
sell Love Riddle. “I didn’t want to make a CD so I had this idea to make a USB key that would contain the album that you could wear. It would be something that you would want to buy as opposed to something that you have to buy and never look at again,” Venice says. “I think that at this point people are really craving a tangible relationship with music now (rather than) something invisible that you download.” Love Riddle can be worn as a necklace, key chain, dog tag, earring, and comes in multiple colours. “I wanted to do something new and different that really hasn’t been done and to inspire people or challenge people to see that there are different See Venice page 39
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Personal story takes us on a wild ride TERRY PETERS email@example.com
1. Wild by Cheryl Strayed, Vintage, $18.95, 315 pages. With little preparation for an 1,100-mile hike on the Paciﬁc Crest Trail, Cheryl Strayed sought a fresh start for a life that was stumbling out of control. Her experiences on the trail are a fascinating look at what it means to take on such a physical challenge but her personal story makes this far more than an outdoor adventure book. We are allowed to slip inside a troubled soul and witness the healing power of nature and time as the transformation gradually guides her to a better understanding of herself. 2. The Art of Clean Up by Ursus Wehrli, Chronicle Books, 48 pages, $16.95 With the help of photographers Geri Born and Daniel Spehr, Ursus Wehrli presents us with his vision of how to make
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the physical world more organized. By taking the common and by reorganizing them into their individual parts Wehrli turns them into uncommon works of art. An ideal book for that particularly anal person you know. 3. Captain Paul Watson by Lamya Essemlali with Paul Watson, Fireﬂy Books, 264 pages, $24.95 As a central ﬁgure in the ongoing ﬁght to protect the oceans, Paul Watson has been an activist for most of his life. He was just eighteen when he helped co-found Greenpeace, and in his mid-twenties when he left that organization and created the Sea Shepherd Conservation
Society. Presented as an extended interview, the book delves into a variety of topics revolving around Watson’s philosophy and his actions. Watson makes it very clear that the status quo cannot continue and the over ﬁshing of the oceans will bring catastrophic results to the planet. In very simple terms he states, “If the oceans die, we die”. 4. The Masters of Nature Photography, edited by Rosamund Kidman Cox, Fireﬂy Books, 224 pages, $45.00 Ten brilliant photographers open their portfolios and share their best work in this incredible collection. From a lone wolf standing atop a mountain peak to the grace of a stingray gliding above the ocean ﬂoor there is no place these photographers won’t go in search of that perfect image. Each photographer provides a detailed description for every image that tells how the picture was taken. Their comments tell us not just
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103,000 km through 45 countries. Jupiter’s Travels was published in 1980 with a small selection of photographs included but there were many more photos available. With each photo or series of images Simon has provided a description that connects to the subject but also to what he was feeling about the journey. These insights make for great reading and further illustrate the aspects of travel that have changed over the past 40 years. 7. Christopher Pratt: Six Decades by Tom Smart, Fireﬂy Books, 176 pages, $60.00 This beautifully reproduced retrospective looks at Christopher Pratt’s entire career. Pratt is a master of the empty space and within it provides the viewer the chance for their own subconscious to bring forth an emotional response to the well-ordered image. Tom Smart chronicles
studies on genetically engineered foods and forms a connection with the scientist’s daughter. It isn’t long before they are both in danger and on the run. Lawrence Verigin has crafted a fast-paced story that is as fresh as today’s headlines. His premise of genetically modiﬁed organisms being manipulated for corporate greed is entirely believable and a warning of what is already going on in our food production.
pages, $18.95 When Theron Humphrey rescued Maddie, a coonhound with a hidden talent, he had no idea how important she would become for him both personally and artistically. One day at the start of a year-long road trip he picked Maddie up and put her on the roof of the truck for a photo. “She just stood there and smiled at me.” What started as a single photo became a theme and the subject for this entertaining collection. As they traveled around the country Maddie’s delightful poses move from trucks and signposts on to more unusual supports.
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10. Pink Floyd by Hugh Fielder, Race Point Publishing, 240 pages, $39.00 Like their classic album, Dark Side of the Moon Pink Floyd has remained popular for decades. Hugh Fielder has peeled back the years and presented a fascinating look at one of the biggest bands in the world. From their ﬁrst musical performances with other bands through to the early years with Syd Barrett then onto their most productive period Fielder chronicles it all.
9. Dark Seed: No-one Knows What Evil Grows by Lawrence Verigin, Promontory Press, $17.95, 289 pages A secret gathering of powerful men starts a postWorld War II conspiracy that will have global repercussions many years later. In Seattle a journalist takes on the job of writing a book to explain a scientist’s
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Disembodied Her surprisingly touching
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From page 29 a space suit, and she does so brilliantly.Who knew a ﬁlm about two people ﬂoating in space (George Clooney also stars) could be so riveting? 3. Her We’re really not that far away from the near-future scenario outlined by Spike Jonze in Her, starring Joaquin Phoenix asTheodoreTwombly, a man who falls in love with the voice on his new operating system. (Granted, the voice is Scarlett Johansson.) Twombly still hasn’t signed his divorce papers and dives into his work, writing heartfelt letters on behalf of other people. He and Samantha (Johansson, creating a fully ﬂeshed-out character with only a voice) face all the growing pains of a traditional couple: jealousy, one person outgrowing the other, dwindling sex drive. It’s surprisingly touching, this love story, and says much about our dependence on technology and our need to connect with somebody despite it all. 4. Before Midnight Collaborators Ethan Hawke, Julie Delpy and Richard Linklater have been bringing the love story of Jesse and Celine to life for some 18 years, with lengthy breaks in between.The couple, now in their 40s, is ﬁnally together but the honeymoon is ﬁnis.This third ﬁlm is every bit as talky as the ﬁrst two: challenging in an age of sound bites and tweets. But the payoff of the too-true love and life tale is worth the effort, and I can’t wait to see what Jesse and Celine do in their golden years. 5. Mud Appearing twice on this list is Matthew McConaughey, forcing his detractors to clam up once and for all. Jeff Nichols trawls his Arkansas boyhood to impart the story of two boys who take a boat out to a “deserted” island, where they ﬁnd a boat in a tree and a criminal (McConaughey) hiding out, waiting for his girl (Reese Witherspoon).The ﬁlm ﬂows quietly and steadily, at times a love story, a thriller, a coming-of-age narrative, and an elegy to a dying way of life. Mud is a lovely lesson on how the cure — whether it’s a snakebite antidote
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A Bowen Island-based fashion designer is bringing his popular designs and artwork to North Vancouver for a limited time only this month. Raif Adelberg, a hot commodity in high-end American retailers Barneys and Bergdorf Goodman, is featuring his locally made clothes at a pop-up store near Lonsdale Quay. “I’ve had retail stores in the past in Vancouver and basically I’m used to being a Canadian designer but I don’t really sell to any Canadian stores,” says Adelberg. “So I thought it would be nice to do something back in Vancouver.” The store is located at 139 Lonsdale Ave. in a building that Adelberg says is to be torn down. Adelberg’s business partner Jillian Henderson and her husband Steve, who owns the building, made the spontaneous decision to turn the spot into a pop-up store. “We thought ‘we have some inventory, why don’t we do something for the holidays’ and so that’s what we did,” he says. “It was kind of quick.”
Adelberg says the response so far has been very positive. “There’s been quite a few people coming through,” he says. “The price points are relatively high but everything is 60 per cent off.” Discounted prices range from $116 to $864. The selection includes cashmere toques, scarves and cardigans, as well as Adelberg’s artwork, pieces from his Deadboys Clubhouse punk collection and some of his home accessories, including pillows and blankets. Adelberg says he started in the fashion industry at a very young age. “I grew up in the industry. My father was in the fashion industry and my mother was an interior designer and art collector and things like that,” he says. “I started, in 1989, my own business and have been doing it ever since.” One of the primary materials that Adelberg works with is cashmere, including Loro Piana and Cariaggi Italian. “I like the idea of using the yarn and basically the idea of knits; it’s something that is Canadiana — hand-knit sweaters whether it be curling sweaters or whatever,” says
Adelberg. “But cashmere is kind of a commodity the same as gold and silver; it’s sold by the weight so basically it’s X amount of dollars per kilogram of cashmere but at the same time those natural ﬁbres can be broken down and re-spun into yarn again.” He says he likes the idea of having less waste when using cashmere, rather than other textiles that have left-over fabric. “This is basically yarn so when you knit a sweater it’s done, it’s just clipped, there’s no real wastage,” says Adelberg. “I like the idea of utilizing those things.” Besides cashmere, Adelberg says Gore-Tex is another fabric he would like to work with. “I’m looking at different bonding fabrics too, whether it be cashmere and Gore-Tex bonded or there’s wind systems and things like that where the actual fabric is coated,” he says. Adelberg is currently working on his Fall 2014 collection and will also be doing a show in Vancouver in February. The Raif temporary retail installation is open seven days a week until Dec. 24.
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the release of their self-titled albumThursday, Dec. 19 at 6 p.m.Tickets: $10.
2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com Winter Concert of Dance: AnnaWyman School of Dance Arts students will perform Saturday, Dec. 14 at 4 p.m. Admission: $25/$17/$13/$5. Tickets: 604-926-6535 or annawyman.com
HOWE SOUND INN AND BREWING COMPANY 37801 Cleveland Ave., Squamish. 604- 892-2603 The Royal Oui will celebrate the release of their self-titled album Friday, Dec. 20. No cover.
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BEAN AROUNDTHE WORLD COFFEES/ BEANS ON LONSDALE 1802 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. 604-985-2326 The Rainey JazzTrio made up of Marlowe Rainey on piano, David Hodgson tenor sax and Evan Gratham on stand up bass will perform Sunday, Dec. 15 and 22 from 10:30 a.m. to noon. ELECTRIC OWL 928 Main St.,Vancouver. 604-558-0928 The Royal Oui will celebrate
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18, 7 p.m. on the topic:“An economy is more like an ocean than a river. Do we severely misunderstand the macroeconomy?” 778-782-8000 philosopherscafe.net. MIST ULTRA BAR 105-100 Park Royal,West Vancouver. DJs spin classic dance music from the ’80s, ’90s and today. 604-9262326
JACK LONSDALE’S PUB 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. 604-986-7333
QUEENS CROSS PUB 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. queenscross.com AdamWoodall performs acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
LARSON STATION RESTAURANT Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr.,WestVancouver. 778279-8874
THE RAVEN PUB 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. theravenpub.com AdamWoodall performs acoustic music everyThursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m.
LA ZUPPA 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-986-6556 SFU Philosopher’s Café: Martin Hunt will moderate a discussion,Wednesday, Dec.
RED LION BAR & GRILL 2427 Marine Drive,West See more page 40
Lawrence takes an in-depth look at puck rock From page 18 ••• The Lonely End of the Rink is Lawrence’s followup to Adventures in Solitude, which the writer considers his summer book. “I feel like this is kind of like the winter counterpart, or the winters of my discontent,” he says of his hockey book. “Often people, when they read the ﬁrst book, they wonder, ‘How is it that you are such a scared little geek, so nervous and afraid of your own shadow?’ And I suppose the answers
for why I was so meek and submissive when I was a younger kid, the answers are provided in this new book.” Lawrence says he’ll likely dip into his treasure trove of rock ‘n’ roll stories in his next book.The Smugglers eventually toured Japan, Australia and Europe, but they started in West Vancouver. “I remember one of our ﬁrst gigs for The Smugglers was playing a back to school bash in the parking lot of the Lynn Valley mall and being ﬁred mid-song,” he says. “The manager of the mall
just came up to us mid-song kind of waving his arms in front of us like an air trafﬁc controller just getting us to stop, and he goes ‘Enough, enough, enough, no more, stop, you’re ﬁred.’” The band also snagged about $100 worth of empties from the North Shore Winter Club after management refused to pay them, according to Lawrence. Rock ‘n’ roll features heavily in The Lonely End of the Rink. Besides lifting its title (with permission) from a Tragically Hip song,
the book includes what is perhaps the most in-depth examination of puck rock ever published. The book also covers a little bit of life on the road with The Smugglers and the release of their song “Our Stanley Cup,” which came within a couple goals of accurately predicting a Vancouver Canucks Stanley Cup victory in 1994. The book provides a blow by blow of each heartbreaking Canucks Stanley Cup loss, as well as a few tidbits about Nardwuar the Human Serviette, one
of Lawrence’s high school classmates. But before the animal factory of public school or the beer-drenched debauchery of the Flying Vees, the story starts with two parents teaching their child to skate on a frozen pond. Lawrence recently had his ﬁrst child, a boy named Joshua. Lawrence says it won’t be too long before Joshua gets ﬁtted for his ﬁrst pair of skates. “I’ll teach him to skate but I won’t force him to play hockey,” Lawrence says.
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More books to check out From page 32 (Penguin Books) 4. Stone Free — by Andrew Loog Oldham (Escargot-Books) 5. A Cruel and Shocking Act: The Secret History of the Kennedy Assassination — by Philip Shenon (Henry Holt) 6. End Zones and Border Wars: The Era of American Expansion in the CFL — by Ed Willes (Harbour Publishing) 7. Finding the Dragon Lady: The Mystery of Vietnam’s Madame Nhu — by Monique Brinson Demery (PublicAffairs Books) 8. Johnny Carson — by Henry Bushkin (Houghton Mifﬂin Harcourt) 9. The Heart of Everything That Is:The Untold Story of Red Cloud, An American Legend — by Bob Drury and Tom Clavin (Simon & Schuster) 10. Amsterdam: A History of theWorld’s Most Liberal City — by Russell Shorto (Doubleday)
Venice working hard to break stereotypes
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approaches,” she says. “It’s kind of cool because people will be walking around wearing my album.” Venice began singing from around the time she could talk. At the age of four she was playing the violin and at nine she was writing songs. The Torontonian describes her music as a unique style of pop which uses an array of instruments including the theremin, electric violin, guitar, ukulele, Omnichord and glockenspiel. Love Riddle was coproduced by Venice and Kevin
Hearn who has worked with artists such as Barenaked Ladies, Rheostatics, and Lou Reed but had never produced anyone prior to Venice. “I ended up learning how to produce as well and that was the only way that I could actually realize my vision, which I did,” Venice says. The Ontario native explains that she wanted to ﬁnd a coproducer who could take her work to the next level. “I had to ﬁnd somebody that I could work with and could understand what I had already accomplished and didn’t necessarily want to change what I had already done but add to it
and elevate it.” Venice began recording music in studios at the age of 14 and says she encountered various issues because of her gender. “I had a hard time recording and I think there is a thing about being a girl in the music business. As a female singer, I think there are certain stereotypes that aren’t true. One of them is that you should sing when you’re told to sing and you don’t really get input on the rest of the production and that didn’t really work for me because I always had an idea of what I wanted to do,” she says.
“There aren’t very many female producers and that is a fact — I don’t really understand what it is about production that excludes women but for whatever reason there is,” she adds. When it comes to her live performances, Venice incorporates a unique mix of fashion to express herself with costumes inspired by everything from 21st century burlesque to Tokyo street fashion. “I’m an artist right? I just want to express myself in every way that I possibly can. One of those ways is music and one of those ways is getting dressed up,” she says. “I want to wear
things that make me feel like whatever character I am that day. I feel like we all have those things inside us. The notion of identity is not necessarily static.” Venice has collaborated with Scarygirl creator Nathan Jurevicius and visual artist Ken Ogawa. “Nathan is an amazing guy. I met him a year ago and I’ve always wanted to work with him but I had never met him before,” she says. “He came to a show that I did here in Toronto and when he saw me play he wanted to work with me, which is funny.” The pop singer says she has no problem with people
who doubt her musical talents because of her unique costume designs. “I perform as a solo artist with some of the hardest instruments to play and it is something that takes a lot of practice and at this point I welcome people that reject me,” Venice says. “I enjoy it when people reject me because it makes me more effective when I can actually perform and do what I do. When people have lower expectations because of how I look, that’s ﬁne with me.” For more information visit claravenice.com or follow @ ClaraVenice on Twitter.
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Vancouver. 604-926-8838 Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform everyThursday, Friday and Saturday from 8 to 11 p.m.
RUSTY GULL 175 East First St., North Vancouver. Live music Wednesday, Friday and Saturday; Mostly Marley performs every Sunday, 7 p.m.
PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. 604-986-1351 presentationhousegallery.org Holiday Photography and Book Sale: A curated selection of contemporary and vintage works will be for sale starting Friday, Dec. 13 at 8 p.m. and will continue Dec. 14-22 from noon to 5 p.m.
SAILOR HAGAR’S BREW PUB 235West First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.-
WESTVANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca
AuthorTalk: Grant Lawrence will read from his new memoirThe Lonely End of the Rink Sunday, Dec. 15, 2:30-4:30 p.m. Jane Austen’s Secret: Richard Harvey, a comparative literature specialist and instructor in SFU’s continuing studies program will give a free talkTuesday, Dec. 17 at 7 p.m. SFU Philosopher’s Café: Randall Mackinnon will moderate a discussion, Friday, Dec. 20 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the topic:“Santa Claus:Who needs him?” 778782-8000 philosopherscafe.net. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information to email@example.com.
Laudate releasing Tango album From page 19 “I try to make it interesting and challenging for my singers,” he says. “Most of this repertoire is new to them (and) new to me.” The choir will be performing at St. Andrew’s United Church, a venue they have performed in on numerous occasions and that has continually been very supportive of the group, says Kaario. “It has the best acoustics on the
North Shore,” he says. “Acoustically it’s a fantastic place.” Kaario, director of choral studies in the diploma of music program at Capilano University, founded the Laudate Singers in 1995. The choir is composed of eight sopranos, six altos, four tenors and ﬁve bass members. The Singers perform a variety of cultures and genres, including Baroque, South African and Coast Salish traditions to name a few.
They also commission and perform new Canadian compositions every season. Kaario says the group will be releasing a CD of their Voice of the Tango performance from this past May and will be recording their upcoming performance for a future release. “I want to produce a Baroque CD from our live concerts,” says Kaario, adding that he would like to make it an amalgamation of their different performances.
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BISTRO Hugos,Artisanal Pizzas and Global Tapas $$ This winter why not chase the cold away by cozying up in the warmth of Hugos? Bring your family and friends for lunch or dinner and choose from our menu of global favourites. From Neopolitan style pizza to Swiss fondue or crackling chicken thighs with tamarind sauce to authentic Tom kha Gai… there is something for everyone.
The Trufﬂe House & Café is truly a warm place to eat European cuisine with friendly service and reasonable price. Philippe & Fabienne Chaber have created a cozy and comfortable atmosphere and offer a delicious combination of French, Italian and West Coast specialties that your taste buds will love.Already well known for their brunch & lunch, the Trufﬂe House is pleased to offer you DINNER! Join us Friday & Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm for delicious seasonal menus.
The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
North Shore’s best variety & quality Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. Free delivery min.$20.00 order within 3 kms.
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Best Noodle House in Vancouver! Come see what all the excitement is about.
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BIG SCREEN SPORTS
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings.
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INDIAN Handi Cuisine of India
Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view, free delivery.
For the BEST quality and the BEST prices, come visit or call for delivery today. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower Mainland.With our outstanding food, reasonable prices, friendly service and candle-lit charm you will see why so many people call it their favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/ take out tonight or come in for a relaxing Mediterranean experience.
Where one spicy sauce does not ﬁt all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95.
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PUB The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub
VOTED BEST PUB by you - The Bear is your friendly, comfortable local that has free parking plus a taxi stand. Full take-out menu. Daily drink and food specials.We are 100% smoke & UFC free. Reserve your Xmas party today [max. 45ppl] limited space.
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The Rusty Gull
Offers an excellent menu, the best craft brewed ales & lagers in Vancouver, live music, satellite sports, pool table, dart boards & heated patio with a spectacular city view.
86 Semisch Ave., N.Van. 604-984-3087
Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant ﬁreplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def ﬂat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week.
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THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner.
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WEST COAST The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Inspired by BC’s natural abundance of fabulous seafood and the freshest of ingredients, dishes are prepared to reﬂect west coast cuisine. Open 7-days a week for breakfast, lunch, dinner and late night lounge.We are located on the corner of Lonsdale & Esplanade. The Lobby Bar: We now have Live music every Friday night from 8-11pm!
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SEAFOOD C-Lovers Fish & Chips
A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm. The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft. All Canucks PPV games on the big screens.
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Classic French cuisine served in an elegant and graceful setting. For over 34 years, Chez Michel has treated guests to only the best. Traditional seafood and meat entrees, dressed in rich, tempting sauces, are specially featured alongside a superb selection of wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront view helps complete your lunch or dinner experience.
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Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu. From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib,hot scallop salad, clam chowder,king crab,steaks, seafood style cordon bleu.Rooms available for private parties and free parking.Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com.
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An SUV with pedigree Land Rover’s latest version of its Range Rover is the fourth generation refresh of this iconic car. The top of the line Range Rover is the pinnacle of the luxury SUV segment and Land Rover has brought a number of signiﬁcant changes to their ﬂagship product while working hard to ﬁnd the right balance.This is no easy task as Land Rover had to keep things fresh but also take advantage of the heritage of the legendary Land Rover brand.The best way to do this has been to emphasize Land Rover’s rugged off-road pedigree,
Range Rover Supercharged, which comes with an eightspeed automatic 5.0-litre V-8 offering plenty of performance and luxury features.
Behind the Wheel by ensuring that customers always think ﬁrst about Land Rover’s long and respected history as a pure off-roader. Our test car was the
Exterior The latest generation of the Range Rover introduces a number of exterior and interior styling changes and some new advances in chassis design. One of the most talked changes for the new Range Rover products is the adoption of an allaluminum body structure — which means that the Range Rover is signiﬁcantly lighter than previous versions. So
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that are intuitive and well positioned. Interior personal storage space is ample and the main driver instrument panel features
stunning TFT/LCD gauges. On the downside, some of the buttons and switches were located in somewhat awkward positions, namely the driver-side power window buttons which were perched directly on top of the doorframe — a surprising oversight. The driving position in the Range Rover is without a doubt commanding; it really feels like you are “on
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all trim levels of the Range Rover. Performance Our Range Rover was propelled by the LR-V8 supercharged 5.0-litre engine, which boasts improved C02 emissions as well as tons of power including the ability to reach speeds of 250 kilometres See SUV page 48
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our breath for the return of the Boss and the mighty Shelby variants. GM appoints Mary Barra as CEO One day after the U.S. treasury sold back its last shares of GM, Mary Barra took over from Dan Akerson as CEO of General Motors. She is the ﬁrst woman to lead a Detroit automaker and, in fact, the ﬁrst woman to head a major auto manufacturer of any kind. As such, much of the media coverage has been about what Barra’s gender means as an indication of changing culture in the boardrooms of Detroit. A pity, as most of what makes Barra such an interesting appointment is her unique qualiﬁcations. Trained as an engineer, Barra has been a GM employee for more than three decades, starting out on the factory ﬂoor in 1980. She has worked in manufacturing, engineering, and most recently, the human resources department. As former head of global product development, there See Hyundai page 47
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Hyundai high performance plays the alphabet game From page 46 is some evidence that she’s heavily responsible for the streamlining of production, and the elimination of overcomplicated, wasteful administration. In short, Barra’s appointment marks a point at which GM appears to be focusing more on building good products, and less on the bean counting aspects. Cadillac is hugely improved, Buick continues to grow as a brand, and Chevrolet ﬁnally has some compelling offerings. There is still much work to be done, of course, but with the bleeds-GM-blue Barra at the helm, GM could ﬁnally ﬁnd themselves again worthy of the name of their head ofﬁces: the Renaissance Center. Hyundai announces performance brand “N” Hyundai has decided to go rallying next year, taking a turbocharged, ﬂared-out version of their i20 hatchback and tackling the World Rally Championship. They’ve got a good team of drivers and if the car is as fast as it looks, a real chance of upsetting current champ VW. Ever on the move, the Korean manufacturer also hinted at a new high performance badge to be found on future projects: a stylized N, shadowed by light blue and red. Hang on a sec — that looks awfully familiar. Yes, Hyundai has decided to use an idea espoused by BMW, and totally differentiated by moving one letter further
along down the alphabet. Entirely unique. Not derivative in any way. Still, the thought of an in-house tuning division for Hyundai can’t help but excite. They’ve always been a brash company, and with strong turbocharged engines that are easy to wring extra power out of, and a genuine rear-drive platform in the Genesis Coupe, a performance line to stand alongside their luxury-oriented Equus and Genesis Sedan makes a lot of sense.
the actor was a gearhead, a philanthropist, and a devoted father. Regardless of the manner of his death, there’s a sense of loss, and makeshift memorials set up to remember the actor have gathered everything from handwritten notes to automotive trinkets. Watch this space for all the week’s best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow Brendan on Twitter at @brendan_mcaleer.
Makeshift Paul Walker memorial draws throngs As if you haven’t already heard, one of the two main stars of the Fast & Furious franchise died in a car crash on Nov. 30. He was a passenger in a Porsche Carrera GT driven by longtime friend and business partner Roger Rodas. Both men were experienced drivers, but the car they were driving was both expensive and exotic, and had a reputation for being a handful on-track. The tiein with the Fast & Furious franchise, which glamorizes speed in a cartoonish way, has proved only too tempting to news sources, which have erupted with wild, largely uninformed speculation about what caused the crash. Reactions have ranged from calls to ban high-powered vehicles, to postulating about what might have happened had bystanders been involved. In the midst of the frenzy, it would appear that fans of Paul Walker have not forgotten that
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Rover loaded with standard features From page 48 with base prices for the Supercharged set at $114,990 all the way up to a base price of $148,990 for the Autobiography version. Standard features include leather interior, power tailgate, navigation system, premium audio system, eight-inch touch screen, sliding panoramic roof, fog lights, auto-dimming exterior mirrors and heated rear-seats. Safety features include eight airbags, anti-lock brakes with brake assist, electronic stability control, traction control and front and rear park assist. The Range Rover offers a combined fuel consumption rate of 13.6 litres/100 kilometres (city 16.24 /100 km, highway 10.4 l/100 km). Thumbs up With the all-new 2014 Range Rover, Land Rover has deﬁnitely achieved the goal of the ultimate of luxury in a true off-roading vehicle. It has an elegant presence and a driving experience that will make you feel as if you own the road. Thumbs down Sometimes the suspension seems a tad too soft; ergonomics had some surprises with slightly awkwardly positioned door handles and power window switches for the driver.The Range Rover only seats ﬁve. At this very expensive price, you may be discouraged by the reliability scores and resale value for this vehicle, which have not been exceptionally high. Bottom line Along with its great offroading credentials, Range Rover adds a very strong element of luxury with an aim to maintain an image of being a true off-roader that can also feel like being the Rolls-Royce of SUVs. Competitors Mercedes-Benz GL-Class The Mercedes-Benz GL-Class is the bestselling luxury SUV in Canada.The GL offers a three-row SUV meaning you can seat more than the Range Rover at a signiﬁcantly lower starting price of $74,900. Fuel consumption is 11.9 l/100 km city and 8.6 l/100 km highway. BMW X5 The all-new BMW X5 offers its top of the line
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#$1,500/$1,500/$5,000 Honda cash purchase incentive is available select 2013 Civic models/select Fit models/every Pilot model. Honda cash purchase incentive will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes and cannot be combined with special lease or finance offers. *$500 Holiday bonus is available on every new 2013 Civic/Fit model. Holiday bonus will be deducted from the negotiated price after taxes. ΩLimited time 0.99% finance offer based on new 2013 Honda models and a 24 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Finance example based on a new 2013 Fit DX 5MT model GE8G2DEX and a 24 month finance term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: $16,075 at 0.99% per annum equals $312.26 bi-weekly for 24 months. Freight and PDI of $1,495 included. Cost of borrowing is $162.52, for a total obligation of $16,237.52. Down payment of $0.00, first bi-weekly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at finance inception. Taxes are extra. Finance on approved credit for qualified customers only. ¥Limited time lease offer based on new 2013 Honda models and a 24 month lease term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C. Lease example based on a new 2013 Fit DX 5MT model GE8G2DEX and a 24 month lease term available only through Honda Canada Finance Inc. O.A.C.: 0.99% lease APR for 24 months O.A.C. Monthly payment, including freight and PDI, is $303.38. Down payment of $0.00, first monthly payment, environmental fees and $0 security deposit due at lease inception. Total lease obligation is $7,584.50. Taxes, license, insurance and registration are extra. Prices and/or payments shown do not include a PPSA lien registration fee of $13.51 and lien registering agent's fee of $5.25, which are both due at time of delivery. 48,000 kilometre allowance; charge of $0.12/km for excess kilometres. **MSRP is $16,935 / $16,075 / $36,630 based on a new 2013 Civic DX FB2E2DEX / Fit DX GE8G2DEX / Pilot LX 2WD YF3H2DE including $1,495/$1,495/$1,640 freight and PDI. Ω/¥/*/#/** Dealer may sell for less. Dealer trade may be required. Prices and/ or payments shown do not include representative PPSA lien registration and lien registering agent's fees, which are due at time of delivery. For all offers license, insurance, applicable taxes and registration are extra. Offers valid from December 3rd, 2013 through January 2nd, 2014 at participating Honda retailers. Offers valid only for British Columbia residents at BC Honda Dealers locations. Offers subject to change or cancellation without notice. Terms and conditions apply. Visit www.bchonda.com or see your BC Honda retailer for full details.