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Binning House sale halted

Heritage advocates celebrate court decision JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

Heritage advocates are applauding a B.C. Supreme Court decision that has put the brakes on the sale ofWestVancouver’s Binning House byThe Land Conservancy to a developer until other options are examined that could preserve the house for the public. “It’s a significant reprieve,” said Adele Weder, a heritage advocate who has been involved in efforts

to promote the Binning House as a key part of West Coast modernist history. “It showed the law had teeth.” Weder said she hopes the halt to the sale will provide a chance for other groups interested in preserving the Binning House for the public to join forces and come up with a viable plan. The Land Conservancy acquired the heritage home in 2008 from a society set up by executors for Jessie Binning’s estate. Since then, however, the conservancy’s financial troubles have snowballed and it was put under creditor protection in October. Facing pressure from its creditors to pay back $7.5 million it owes, the conservancy announced See Binning page 11

Medicinal grow-op raided in Caulfeild BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

WestVancouver police are investigating a sizable marijuana grow-op in a Caulfield area home. Police responded to a call Tuesday afternoon for a report of a gas odour coming from the home on the 4600-block of Woodgreen Drive — a home police were already familiar with because of a Health Canada licence to grow up to 161 medicinal

marijuana plants on site. Fortis BC technicians found and secured a gas leak in the home but West Vancouver officers, who accompanied them to check that the leak didn’t present a hazard to anyone else in the home, found the grow-op was about five times too big. Officers came back on Wednesday with a search warrant and found 810 suspected pot plants and 62

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - North Shore News - A3

WV approves IB at Cedardale

Integration with French immersion a B.C. first JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

A French immersion school inWestVancouver is hoping to become the first elementary school in the province to combine French immersion with an International Baccalaureate program. Ecole Cedardale will be applying for acceptance into the IB program this spring, following approval of the plan from the West Vancouver board of education this week. If approved, school staff hope to begin teaching the IB curriculum as a candidate school in September. School principal Michelle LaBounty said Cedardale’s staff and students are excited about the prospect about becoming an IB school. The IB program stresses global citizenship, problemsolving across different academic subjects and strong social responsibility. If approved by the International Baccalaureate authorities, Ecole Cedardale will become the third West Vancouver elementary school to offer the curriculum — it is currently offered at Cypress Park and West Bay schools — but the first to combine it with French immersion. The IB program’s emphasis on taking cues from students is appealing to both staff and families of children who attend the school, said

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IB designation for Cedardale has followed a lengthy consultation process with staff and school families. Finding a high-profile “theme” for the school that would help keep and attract enrolment was first identified as a goal a year ago during a review of French immersion programs in the West Vancouver school district. As a smaller and more-recently established French immersion school, Cedardale has sometimes struggled in the shadow of Pauline Johnson, which has about twice the enrolment of Cedardale’s approximately 200 students. An IB program may keep

students at Cedardale and attract students from other areas, said LaBounty. About one-third of the students at the school come from outside of West Vancouver. After examining several options for the school, including an emphasis on digital technology, an outdoor school and a partnership with a not-forprofit agency, the parents and staff opted to pursue the IB program as the best fit with both the French immersion program and the values of the school community, said LaBounty. That the IB curriculum is already available in French made that doubly attractive.

If accepted, the school will begin working with the International Baccalaureate organization in September, with the hopes of becoming a full IB school the following year. Once the IB program is underway, parents will pay fees of $400 per year to enroll their children. Staff has begun their IB training, said LaBounty. As an early French immersion program, the school generally accepts new students in kindergarten and Grade 1 only. Enrolment for next year’s kindergarten class has already happened, but the school is keeping a waiting list, said LaBounty.

Tugboat sinks off Point Atkinson A 74-foot tugboat sank to Davy Jones’ Locker, just offWestVancouver’s Lighthouse Park early last Friday — the second time the boat sank in three days. The Elf initially and inexplicably sank in the Mamquam Blind Channel in Squamish Jan 14, spilling 1,500 litres of diesel and oil. Canadian Coast Guard units contained the spill before it could travel into the environmentally sensitive north end of the channel. The Elf’s owner paid a contractor to raise the boat using a barge and crane. “Two separate marine surveyors conducted some surveys and their inspection showed no obvious cause for why the vessel sank and so it was deemed safe to tow.The reason for towing was to bring it to the Fraser River for further examination at a shipyard there,” said Dan Bate, coast guard communications officer. “The vessel left Squamish (Thursday) night under tow and around 5 a.m. the vessel ended up sinking in 120 metres of water. . . . Fortunately, there was no loss of life or injury during that event, which is good.” Because the Elf has now sunk so low, there are no plans to recover it, but that could change if the wreck becomes an environmental hazard.Transport Canada conducted flyovers of the site about 2.5 km south of Passage Island to look for more fuel leaks but found none. Site cleanup concluded Monday. — Brent Richter

Beasley Block proposal recalls boomtown JULES KNOX ContributingWriter

After a public hearing Monday, City of North Vancouver council passed a bylaw rezoning the west side of the 100-block of Lower Lonsdale to allow for a six-storey mixed-use development. The proposal includes 69 residential units, street-level retail, the preservation of an existing heritage building and office space. It will also include five below-market living units for people with disabilities, a pedestrian mews and three levels of underground parking. Staburn Property

Group, the developer, will make a $75,000 public art contribution. The Beasley Block, home to Moodyville’s cafe and part of the heritage restoration, is one of the oldest surviving buildings in the City of North Vancouver. “It’s a very rare example of the boomtown-type commercial architecture,” said Michael Epp, a city planner. A 1904 photo of the original buildings served as inspiration for the proposed design, said Keith Hemphill, partner at Rositch Hemphill Architects. “We looked at those buildings to help us to define the kind of character that would go into it.”

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one brand new building, Hemphill said. “As we get to the top of the hill, the building transitions into a much more contemporary look,” he said. The character of the proposed building has been

well received by the public as well as advisory committees, Epp said, adding that the proposal meets the city’s objectives of encouraging residential growth in the city centre, conserving heritage resources, and increasing the supply of office space and non-market housing. The current zoning limits the height of the building to 40 feet, but the official community plan for the site allows for heights up to 60 feet, Epp said. Staburn will receive density bonuses for employment-generating office space, the preservation and restoration of Beasley Block and affordable

housing. Although there was little opposition to the design of the building, some businesses are concerned about their future in the complex. “The businesses that are affected by this development should know that if they wish to come back, they can come back,” said Kerry Morris, speaking on behalf of Moodyville’s cafe. “We’re asking if council can consider pushing Staburn to a more formal process where the businesses that are affected can, if they choose, come back,” he said, See Rooftop page 4


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Rooftop patios ‘disruptive’ From page 3

noting that an oral statement is not enough. Jeff Wren, a developer representative for Staburn, said that if an existing tenant is able to pay the market rate for the space, they will be given priority. Pam Seale, a neighbour of the proposed complex in Lower Lonsdale, expressed concern over the impact of rooftop patios. “We know this is going to be very disruptive, especially because what’s being pitched is six separate socializing areas that are going to be set up right outside our living spaces. The beneficiaries are really the developer who can charge a bit more for those units and the individual that purchases the unit,” she said. Coun. Pam Bookham noted that it’s ironic

that council is granting additional density for employment generation as local businesses are forced from their affordable leased space and unlikely to return. “I’m concerned about the business community in Lower Lonsdale and I wonder if we’re contributing to the problem by developing at the pace we’re developing,” she said. However, higher residential density attracts more businesses, said Coun. Craig Keating. “Small businesses depend upon the fact that there is a vibrant residential neighbourhood,” he said. “I think that in the long term, that balance between residential and commercial space will balance itself out. . . . It’s not solving anybody’s problems to keep the same crummy buildings that are there now.”

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - North Shore News - A5

Lions Gate crash driver charged

A North Vancouver driver who suffered multiple broken bones in a head-on crash on the Lions Gate Bridge last month will be ticketed for distracted driving and using his smartphone while driving. West Vancouver Police said Thursday their investigation into the crash — which closed the bridge for one and a half hours Dec. 3 — has led to an allegation the driver was using an electronic device when he drove on to the Stanley Park causeway, shortly before the accident. Police have no evidence the driver was actively using his smartphone to talk or text at the time of the crash.

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core one for heritage preservation in the province of B.C. In a surprising decision Wednesday, a B.C. Supreme Court justice refused to do what was widely expected and rubber stamp the sale of West Vancouver’s historic Binning House to a development firm owned by Bruno Wall. Wall offered the financially beleaguered Land Conservancy $1.6 million, which would have helped the conservancy get out from under its mountain of debt. But as heritage advocates, the province and municipal lawyers told the judge, convenient as it was, that’s not what the donation of the Binning House was for. The court case has been the first real test of whether the Charitable Purposes Preservation Act had the teeth to actually protect donated assets from later falling into private hands with no caveats about honouring the intent of the donation.

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It’s heartening to see the goals of the act upheld in the judgment this week. While Wall had pledged to restore the home to its original glory, he refused to consider any legal requirements to keep it open to the public. In a time when there’s fading hope that public interest can be considered on a level playing field with the wealthy and big business, this is particularly refreshing. The judge told the conservancy this week it had to do better than take the first unsolicited offer that came along. But this only goes part of the way to resolving the question of what will happen with the home considered to be the genesis of West Coast Modern architecture.The Binning House still needs expensive repairs and a new owner willing take it over and honour the intent of preserving it for the public. But those who value heritage must know — the time to step up is now.

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‘Best’ rescue team is leader’s legacy Dear Editor: We have lost someone special. I somehow missed the news of the past few days — until this morning, when I picked up the newspaper and read that Tim Jones had died. I felt like someone had punched me in the stomach. I never had the chance to meet him. Many who did likely owe their lives to him and the North Shore Rescue team. But I know of him, through his many

appearances on TV, and his many quotes in the papers: speaking about a recent rescue, using the moments to share tips on how to stay safe in the woods, and publicly insisting that there not be a charge for their rescue services. I feel I know him. He is a legend on the North Shore. I have always felt safer when hiking in the woods, knowing we, the North Shore, could lay claim to the very best rescue

team, likely in the world, right here, in our own neighbourhood. I have often wished I had been fit enough, courageous enough, and selfless enough to become a volunteer with North Shore Rescue, and in some small way, give back to the community I call home. Too many times to count, I have seen the rescue helicopter circling the mountain tops, in search for someone. All of the people who

are living today because of Tim, all of the people who have been touched by the work of the North Shore Rescue, we must do something to remember this life. This man. I am struck with grief knowing that he is no longer with us. I ask and urge every single one of you to do something right now, to help remember Tim Jones: whether with a donation, or volunteering for the North Shore Rescue team,

or starting a petition to name a building, a street, a community centre, a hospital wing after him — something — so that when future generations ask, “Who was Tim Jones,” his story will continue. And I hope that every single person who lives here on the North Shore will remember him, his teachings, and enjoy the woods, safely, and give to each other, completely. Joy Fai North Vancouver

Tim Jones a hero who risked his life to save others Dear Editor: We use the word “hero” often when referring to a famous person known for athletic or political

success, but really it should be used for people like Tim Jones and his crew at North Shore Rescue that risk their lives daily

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each July for the last 10 years working with his team on the trails on the North Shore mountains. I will remember Tim as

being humble, respectful, passionate, dedicated and yes, in every way a “hero.” Greg White Vancouver

Super yachts come and go, towers stay Dear Editor: You have published two letters about the super yacht Attessa IV. One against stated the yacht disrupted his water view. One for stated it enhanced the area. Well, Attessa IV comes and goes. What cannot come and go, if built, appeared in the Jan. 15 North Shore News. That’s the Polygon proposal for a 17-storey building at the foot of Lonsdale at Site 8. That would block views of Attessa IV and much more. It would dramatically change the block’s character. Why can’t we keep heights to the OCP? Robert Thompson North Vancouver

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Transit referendum looming large Premier Christy Clark’s plan to hold a referendum on how to fund transit in Metro Vancouver is shaping up to have a far-reaching impact few may have foreseen when it was first attached to the B.C. Liberal election platform. Before last spring’s election, that platform was viewed as a grab bag of ideas of a party that was heading for electoral oblivion. But the B.C. Liberals’ surprise victory meant the platform’s contents suddenly became very relevant, and a transit referendum went from what at first looked like a throwaway idea to a political reality. And now I think it’s fair to say a number of Metro Vancouver mayors are getting a little freaked out about the whole thing. Although we have yet to see the referendum question itself, it’s a fairly safe bet it will include at least one option for raising money (i.e. taxes or user fees) to pay for transit and transportation projects. And that means it

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could easily be seen by voters as a some kind of thinly-disguised tax grab. Things will get very sticky for mayors if they declare their support for a mechanism to raise money on the backs of voters to pay for the transit projects they’ve been pushing for. A basic rule of thumb seems to be that Metro Vancouver residents want more transit and less congestion on the roads, but want someone else to pick up the enormous tab that goes with those desires. We’re talking about spending about $20 billion over the next few decades, which isn’t exactly chump change. And that means any revenue measure (or

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chance their opponent in a mayoralty race takes the “no” position? In fact, will an actual tax revolt emerge instead? Given the bruising experience of the ill-fated HST and the entrenched crankiness of voters when it comes to tax hikes and user fees, I’d guess the potential for one being created by the transit referendum is very real. And that may further send a chill down many mayors’ political spines. A wild card factor in this increasingly messy business may be

Transportation Minister Todd Stone. Unlike his premier, Stone has said he intends to aggressively campaign in the referendum. Stone has been doing his homework on this issue. He’s studied more than 60 similar referendums in the United States, and he knows referendums only succeed with a fair amount of legwork and campaigning over a long period of time. Unfortunately, Stone may have left things too late. The recently successful campaign in

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Road sensors installed in Lynn Valley Technology helps crews manage ice and snow ANNE WATSON awatson@nsnews.com

The District of North Vancouver is hoping innovative technology will help combat some of its slick winter roads. Road condition sensors, installed this year at the intersection of Ross Road and Mountain Highway in Lynn Valley, use infrared technology to measure road surface temperature, making snow and ice removal more efficient. “We’re one of the first to have this type of technology. We’ve been dealing with snow and ice for a number of years, obviously, and the problem we’ve had in the past as temperatures have fallen is we rely on weather forecasts to help us predict what’s expected in terms of the cold weather,” said Erik Bayfield, streets manager for the district. “What we’ve been finding though is that the air temperatures that the

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inaccurate weather forecasts. The sensors, installed on traffic signal poles, shoot infrared beams down onto the road and analyze the surface. Bayfield said it analyzes a number of different factors. “It picks up the road’s surface temperature and it also picks up the road’s state,” he said. “It sends that

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A10 - North Shore News - Friday, January 24, 2014

INQUIRING REPORTER Saturday’s UFC event at Rogers Arena shocked spectators by turning into a Canucks game. After tensions ran high during the first second of play, a full-on brawl erupted two seconds in. Penalties were issued, players ejected, and several Calgary Flames missed appointments with their parole officers. Later, Canucks coach and noted wallflower John Tortorella belied his timid demeanour by trying to storm Calgary’s dressing room. Was his six-game suspension deserved, or is the NHL guilty of a rare lapse in judgment? Have your say at nsnews.com. —Jeremy Shepherd

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Binning House in need of repairs From page 1

this fall it planned to sell the Binning House for $1.6 million to a corporation controlled by developer Bruno Wall. Heritage advocates opposed the sale, and both the province and District of West Vancouver went to court last month to block the sale. In particular, the province argued the sale would contravene B.C.’s Charitable Purposes Preservation Act and said the Binning House should only be sold or transferred to an organization willing to take on its management for specific charitable purposes. In a decision released Wednesday, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Shelley Fitzpatrick agreed, writing that the evidence was clear the Binning House was intended to be transferred to the conservancy “on trust for the purpose of its preservation into the future for the public.” Fitzpatrick ruled the Binning House was transferred for a specific

purpose — “to preserve it for generations to come” — not to serve the conservancy’s general goals. At the time of the transfer, the conservancy was “well aware as to the basis upon which the Binning House was being transferred . . . the board agreed to accept the donation on that basis,” wrote Fitzpatrick. Fitzpatrick noted that until the conservancy received the unsolicited offer from Wall’s company this fall, it had not attempted to sell the property or find another group willing to take on the home. Fitzpatrick didn’t close the door on a future sale or transfer of the property, but made it clear the conservancy would have to look for either a group or private buyer willing to preserve the property for historical purposes as originally intended. In her judgment, Fitzpatrick noted there will be significant costs to that, regardless of who eventually takes over responsibility for the Binning House. One inspector who

looked at the house this fall estimated it needed between $150,000 and $200,000 in repairs to prevent further structural deterioration. “Good intentions are one thing, but they must, at least in this case, be married to a chequebook,” wrote Fitzpatrick. Weder called the ruling this week “great news beyond the Binning House itself,” adding if the sale “had just been a slam dunk” it would have far-reaching implications for donations of other heritage properties. The decision forcing the conservancy to look at other options means “there’s an opportunity” to come up with a different solution, said Weder. Weder said she had previously been in talks with District of West Vancouver when the surprise sale of the home was announced this fall. John Shields, manager of The Land Conservancy, said Thursday the conservancy’s board is still going through the decision with lawyers and would not be commenting further.

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■ John Mann: Kay Meek Artists Confidential Tuesday, Jan. 28 at 10:30 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library; The Waiting Room Record Release at Vancouver’s FanClub, Thursday, Jan. 30 at 8 p.m. Tickets $25/$22; and at West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre, Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m. Tickets $30/$25. johnmann.ca. ERIN MCPHEE emcphee@nsnews.com

Following John Mann’s diagnosis with cancer, he took comfort in the countless discussions he found himself engaged in within the confines of hospital walls. With other men battling the disease as well

as with their spouses who came to visit, “We just ended up having these conversations,” the singersongwriter recalls. Throughout the two years Mann fought rectal cancer, from 2009 to 2011, those sorts of exchanges were a welcomed part of his day. “I just started writing, and writing down what we had all been talking about and what we were going through,” says the former West Vancouver resident who currently lives in Vancouver’s Commercial Drive neighbourhood. In the years since, Mann, who’s currently believed to be cancer-free, has continued to reflect on his cancer journey. This month, the founding member of Spirit of the West is releasing a new

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solo record, The Waiting Room, inspired by his experience. “It has been a long time and I’ve actually enjoyed a lot of it, not so much when I was in the hospital, but it’s been a neat kind of journey, and talking to other people in their journeys as well,” he says. Mann hopes the new record resonates with those who’ve similarly been diagnosed with cancer, and that by sharing his story he’s ensuring they too feel like they have someone they can relate to. “I hope that . . . for some people hopefully it will be solace for them and they will feel like they’re not alone at all because there’s so many people out there with it,” he says. Mann plans to mark

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his new record’s official release at Vancouver’s FanClub Thursday, Jan. 30. That show will highlight The Waiting Room’s 10 tracks, “Surgery” and “These are the Instructions” included. The following evening Mann is set to take West Vancouver’s Kay Meek Centre stage for a longer show, featuring songs from throughout his career. As part of the Kay Meek show, Mann will give a talk at the West Vancouver Memorial Library Tuesday morning. Joining him will be his wife, Jill Daum, an actor (Mom’s the Word). “She has a completely different outlook than I have because I was the person that was in the hospital. Plus she just has a better memory than I

have,” he laughs. Daum enjoys being able to share their cancer story. “If somebody else is going through it you have something that you can offer them,” she says. Daum says she’ll often send Mann’s new song, “Thank You” to people who’ve just been diagnosed or who are facing surgery. “The whole world is always concerned with living and then when you’re sick, you’re kind of in a little separate world because you’re in the world of the people that are coping with that. So to have music that reflects your reality is I think a really beautiful gift and so I’m really happy for him that he’s done that,” she says.

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A14 - North Shore News - Friday, January 24, 2014

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FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver.Tuesday-Sunday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m., closed Mondays.604-925-7290 ferrybuildinggallery.com Natural Energy: An exhibition of mixed media landscapes by Anne Marie Calder, Sheree Jones, Neil MacDonald and Ross Munro will run until Jan. 26. Visage: Black and white portrait photography byTim McLaughlin will be on display from Jan. 28 to Feb. 9. Opening reception:Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6-8. Book launch:Thursday, Jan. 30, 7 p.m. Meet the artist: Saturday, Feb. 1, 2-3 p.m.

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GRAFFITI CO. ART KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com On OurWalls: A photography exhibit of Mike Wakefield’s work will be on display until March 3. NORTHVANCOUVER COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTRE 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver.TuesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. 604990-3700 x8016 nvma.ca Leonard Frank — Master Photographer: An exhibit of Frank’s photographs will be on display until Feb. 28.

PRESENTATION HOUSE GALLERY 333 Chesterfield Ave., NorthVancouver. Wednesday-Sunday, noon5 p.m. 604-986-1351 presentationhousegallery.org Dream Location: A selection of works by significant international artists who have made forays into photography to investigate the nature of depiction through camera images will be on display from Jan. 24 to March 16. Opening reception: Friday, Jan. 24, 7 p.m.Tour by curator: Sunday, Jan. 26, 1 p.m. RON ANDREWS COMMUNITY SPACE 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. 604-987-8873 or 604-347-8922 Out in the Open: Watercolour landscapes painted around GreaterVancouver by Edna Bardell and photographs from remote and exotic places by David Scott Perrigard will be on display until Feb. 23. SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 604-924-1378 seymourartgallery.com See more page 16

Harmony Mountain Singers performing When a handful of local aspiring singers signed up for a harmony singing class at Capilano College in 2003, little did they suspect they’d still be singing together more than 10 years later. They’ve enjoyed a trip to Cuba, numerous musical parties and forged lifelong friendships along the way. The choir, originally founded by the teacher of the Cap College class, Dale Rasmussen, now comprises 35 people under the direction of Karla Mundy. Mundy, who has a special interest in roots music and especially Latin and Cuban music, led the choir on a trip to Cuba in 2011 where members sang with Cuban choirs and did workshops with Cuban choir directors. And, it should be noted, drank lots See Trio page 37

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CALENDAR From page 15 Air: An annual juried discovery exhibition for new and emerging artists will run until Feb. 1. Poetry Meets Art: An afternoon of poetry inspired by the artwork from the Air exhibition Saturday, Jan. 26 at 2 p.m. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver.Tuesday to Sunday, noon-4 p.m. 604925-7292 silkpurse.ca Flow: A series of brushless painted works by Cory Kinney will be on display until Jan. 26.

Sticks and Stones: An exhibit of photographer Gary Feigehan’s personal work will run from Jan. 28 to Feb. 16. Opening reception:Tuesday, Jan. 28, 6-8 p.m. Streams of Colour: A group exhibit in celebration of B.C. HeritageWeek will run from Feb. 18 to March 9. Opening reception:Tuesday, Feb. 18, 6-8 p.m. TARTOOFUL 3183 Edgemont Blvd., NorthVancouver. 604-9240122 tartooful.com Drive By: A series of original art byTracy McMenemy will be on display until Jan. 31.

WESTVANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Textiles at the Library: Work by some ofVancouver’s finest fibre artists will be on display until March 11. WESTVANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17th St.,WestVancouver. Tuesday-Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-925-7295 westvancouvermuseum.ca Ukiyoe Spectacular: Over 100 Japanese woodblock prints from the 1800s will be on display until March 22.Woodcut printmaking

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Cap Global Roots: Krar Collective will perform as part of the PuSh International Performing Arts Festival Saturday, Jan. 25 at 10 p.m. Tickets: $20. Cap Classics — Romantics and Russians: Piano trios by Smetana and Shostakovich with violinist Carolyn Cole, cellist Heather Hay and pianist KinzaTyrell Friday, Jan. 31, 11:45 a.m.-1 p.m. Free. Cap Global Roots: Vocalist, songwriter and multiinstrumentalist RoyalWood will perform Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $30/$27. Cap Global Roots: Fado singer, guitarist and composer

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CALENDAR From page 16 THEATRE 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Intimate Evening: Jim Byrnes and special guest Babe Gurr will perform a fundraising concert Jan. 31 and Feb. 1 at 8 p.m.Admission: $30.Tickets: 604-929-9456 firstimpressionstheatre.com KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver.Tickets: 604-9816335 kaymeekcentre.com

The Canadian Brass, five brass musicians, will perform Friday, Jan. 24 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $49/$42/$25. Dami Ba Doost — A MomentWithYou: A group of Persian traditional musicians will perform Persian classical music Saturday, Jan. 25 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $35. Chamber Music Concert: Pro Nova Ensemble will performWednesday, Jan. 29 at 7:30 p.m.Admission by donation. Info: 604-921-9444 jronsley@telus.net. New Music Cabaret:

John Mann, lead singer and songwriter of the Celtic rock band Spirit of theWest, will perform a solo show Friday, Jan. 31 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $30/$2a5. 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. Schedule: Jan. 24,

AndrewWheeler.Admission by suggested donation of $10. MOUNT SEYMOUR UNITED CHURCH 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Seycove Music Recital Series: Cool Nights Hot Jazz will be the theme Friday, Jan. 31 at 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese to follow. Tickets: $20/$5. seycovemusic. ca Chamber Music Concert: See more page 22

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Ethiopian band mix traditional and modern elements in sound ■ Krar Collective at Performance Works, Saturday, Jan. 25, 10 p.m. Tickets $20. Cap Global Roots in association with PuSh International Performing Arts Festival pushfestival.ca. JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

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They’re an Ethiopian trio carrying centuries of musical tradition. The Krar Collective is stripped-down and fast. An ascendant band formed in London, England they combine drums, ululating vocals and the krar. The six-stringed instrument looks a little like a small harp, but Temesgen Zeleke has electrified it, wielding it like a guitar or a violin as the song calls for. He plucks and strums, sometimes creating a sound reminiscent of traditional Indian music. On a track like “Oromigna” the krar revs

into something you might hear in a spaghetti western movie right before Clint Eastwood empties his gun. As the band finds its audience and its audience finds them, the krar still draws the most befuddled stares, according to Zeleke. “Some people they never have seen the krar,” he says. Despite the wandering nature of many instruments, the krar has remained the nearly exclusive property of Ethiopia. The band is backed by a wide variety of percussion. Robel Taye’s drumming is sometimes heavy enough for hard rock while on some tunes his playing is subtle, as soft as rice shifting in a silk purse. Taye and Zeleke were friends in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia before they each found their way to London. Zeleke moved to the bustling capital in 2003, the See Group page 28

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Secret Society not so secret anymore Darcy James Argue’s contemporary steampunk big band jazz album, Brooklyn Babylon, got a lot of love on year-end critics’ polls including appearing on 14 ballots in National Public Radio’s recap of the best of 2013. NPR’s Francis Davis says the music created by Handsworth grad Argue, and his ensemble the Secret Society, draws comparisons with the music of Duke Ellington and Charles Ives (npr.org/blogs/-bestmusic2013/2013/12/16/251761 858/the-2013-npr-musicjazz-critics-poll). Washington, D.C.’s New Republic magazine named Brooklyn Babylon the top album of 2013 beating out Kanye West, Vampire Weekend and

Lorde, among others, for the honours on critic David Hajdu’s Top 10 list. On top of all that the Secret Society’s release is also nominated for a 2014 Grammy Award in the Best Large Jazz Ensemble category with the winner to be announced Sunday, Jan. 26. The show will be telecast on CBS and Citytv starting at 8 p.m. — John Goodman

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Feb. 11 Tinariwen — Emmaar. Feb. 25 Beck — Morning Phase; Neneh Cherry — Blank Project; The Notwist — Close to the Glass.

PUBLIC INFORMATION MEETING Larco Investments Ltd. is hosting a Public Information Meeting to discuss a rezoning development proposal for a new, vibrant, sustainable development for 2035 Fullerton, North Vancouver (west of Capilano Road, between Fullerton and Curling Road). Larco proposes to build a mixed-use development consisting of approximately 450 residential units, 125,000 sq. ft. of underground self storage and approximately 5,000 sq. ft. of village commercial space. You are invited to attend the public information meeting to provide your feedback on the proposed project. Date: Wednesday, January 29, 2014 Time: 6:30 – 9:00 PM Information displays on view: 6:30 pm Formal presentation: 7:15 pm Questions & answers: 8:00 – 9:00 pm Location: Clubhouse at the Capilano Rugby Club, Klahanie Park 305 Klahanie Court, West Vancouver, BC

DO YOU HAVE A CHILD ENTERING KINDERGARTEN IN SEPTEMBER 2014? ST. PIUS X SCHOOL INVITES YOU TO Ready, Set, Learn!

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Wednesday, January 29th at 6:30 p.m.

Located in the Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre, the proposed development would be built on approximately 4.4 acres (1.771 hectares). If the proposal is approved, community amenities would include a community centre, public plaza, park space and a public trail. Information packages are being distributed to all residents, businesses and property owners within the Lower Capilano Marine Village Centre. If you would like to receive a copy or if you would like more information, contact Tamsin Guppy of the District Planning Department at 604-990-2391 or Art Phillips at 604-925-8218 or bring your questions and comments to the meeting. *This is not a Public Hearing. DNV Council will receive a report from staff on issues raised at the meeting and will formally consider the proposal at a later date.

At St. Pius X Elementary, 1150 Mount Seymour Road. Please R.S.V.P. by Monday, January 27th to the school office at 604-929-0345. YOU HAVE MANY CHOICES TO MAKE AROUND YOUR CHILD’S EDUCATION. St. Pius X is proud to offer an:

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FUTURE SHOP - CORRECTION NOTICE

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CALENDAR From page 17

Chris Jarrett, pianist and composer will performThursday, Feb. 6 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12. Arias and Art Song: Soprano Michelle Koebke and her husband lute player Jacob Doherty will performThursday, Feb. 13 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12.

Pro Nova Ensemble will perform Sunday, Feb. 2 at 7:30 p.m.Admission by donation. Info: 604-921-9444 jronsley@ telus.net

SundayJanuary November 17 •44-6pm Sunday, 26 from - 6 pm A NEW KIND OF CHURCH FOR YOUNG FAMILIES This month’s theme: “Getting Ready For Christmas” “Samson–Messy Hero” A chance to meet other families and to happily grow your spirit and explore Christianity. Come for crafts, music, activities, Bible themes, and finish with supper. Children must be accompanied by their parent(s) or adult caregiver.

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NORTHVANCOUVER CITY LIBRARY 120West 14th St., North Vancouver. 604-998-3450 nvcl.ca TheYear of the Horse: The Sincere Lam Guzheng Ensemble will ring the Chinese NewYear in with a performance along with a talk about the origins and symbols of the ancient traditionTuesday, Jan. 28, 7-8:30 p.m. PRESENTATION HOUSETHEATRE 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver.Tickets: 604-9903474 phtheatre.org Orpheus, I Am: Bass opera singer Joel Frederiksen will accompany himself on the lute and archlute with a repertoire of 17th century musicTuesday, Feb. 4 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $30/$27. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca

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ST. CLEMENT’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 3400 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. The Harmony Mountain Singers, a 35-member choir will perform their tenth anniversary concertThursday, Jan. 30 at 7:30 p.m.Admission: $10 suggested with proceeds being donated to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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CAPILANO UNIVERSITY See more page 23

Mann developing theatrical project

From page 13

“John’s thing is, he was really lucky. He didn’t have chemo, he didn’t have radiation. He had surgery and he had a colostomy bag for a short amount of time — he doesn’t still have it. He was so lucky, and in a way, the fact that he was so lucky, he can afford to be generous,” she adds. An actor as well, Mann is currently working on a theatrical show based on his illness also titled The Waiting Room. For the project, he’s collaborating with Morris Panych, a

Toronto-based playwright, actor and director. “He is absolutely amazing,” says Mann. “He’s just got a wicked sense of humour and he is just a delightful person to be around.” The pair is in talks with the Arts Club Theatre Company and the production could see its premiere in Vancouver as early as the fall. The play will feature music from Mann’s new record, performed by him, coinciding with action on the stage. When asked how he’s managed to stay positive

following his cancer diagnosis, Mann credits the support of family and friends, and humour, something that comes across on The Waiting Room. Something else that comes across, his wife points out, is a major lesson learned. “People spend a lot of their time waiting,” she says, whether they’re sitting in a hospital waiting room, or generally in life. Something they’ve walked away with through their cancer experience is the realization of the importance of

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transitioning from someone who simply waits for things to happen in life to someone who instead lives in the moment. They’ve learned, “To stop waiting for things to happen and to live that day,” she says. Apart from promoting his solo effort, Mann is also gearing up for a St. Paddy’s Day show with Spirit of the West at the Commodore Ballroom on Saturday, March 15. Opening the show will be Dustin Bentall & the Smokes. For tickets and info, visit sotw.ca.


Friday, January 24, 2014 - North Shore News - A23

CALENDAR

INVITATION TO PARTICIPATE IN COMMUNITY CONSULTATION FEBRUARY 3-28, 2014 The Woodfibre LNG Project is a proposed small-scale liquefied natural gas (LNG) processing and export facility, located approximately seven kilometres southwest of Squamish, British Columbia. You are invited to participate in this round of Woodfibre LNG-led consultations, which will seek community input in the development of the Woodfibre LNG Project. Woodfibre LNG-led consultation is in addition to regulator-led public comment periods that will be part of the environmental assessment for the Project.

You can learn more at woodfibrelngproject.ca and provide feedback by: •

Reading the consultation discussion guide and completing the feedback form (available online on February 3, 2014)

Attending a small group meeting or open house (see schedule below)

Providing a written submission: •

Email: info@woodfibrelngproject.ca

PO Box 280, Squamish, B.C. V8B 0A3

Small Group Meeting Schedule If you would like to attend a small group meeting, please email info@woodfibrelngproject.ca or call 1-888-801-7929 with your name, contact information and the date, time and location of the meeting you would like to attend. As space is limited for small group meetings, your RSVP is appreciated.

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Vancouver. 604-990-3474 phtheatre.org Arvaarluk — An Inuit Tale: Inuit storytelling with mask and puppet performers that will bring to life folktales and personal tales about growing up in Canada’s far North Jan. 28-30, 10 a.m. and 1 p.m., Jan. 31, 1 and 7 p.m. and Feb. 1 and 2, 1 and 4 p.m. $15. ST. MARTIN’S HALL 195 EastWindsor Rd., North Vancouver. Peter Pan: A pantomime performance until Jan. 25 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee Jan. 25 at 2 p.m.Admission: $17/$13/$10.Tickets: 604-7670665.

Dance

CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North

Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com Applause: RNB Dance and Theatre will perform Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $20/$12. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Snowmotion: A production by North Shore Academy of Dance that will feature the repertoire of choreography from its current year’s performance classes Saturday, Feb. 1 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $22/$17.

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Woodfibre LNG will provide information about and seek feedback regarding elements of the Project. Input received will be considered by the project team, along with technical and socio-economic considerations, in the plans for the Woodfibre LNG Project as well as the development of mitigation measures for potential project effects.


A24 - North Shore News - Friday, January 24, 2014

FILM

Gabrielle already a winner

■ Gabrielle. Written and directed by Louise Archambault. Starring Gabrielle MarionRivard and Alexandre Landry. Rating: 8 (out of 10) JULIE CRAWFORD ContributingWriter

Canada’s submission for Best Foreign Language Film at this year’s Academy Awards is Gabrielle, an ordinary and extraordinary love story. Gabrielle (Gabrielle Marion-Rivard) lives in a group home for developmentally challenged adults but desperately wants what other young women her age have: independence, a family, true love. She has already found the latter in Martin (Alexandre Landry) a fellow singer in her choir. But love and sexuality among the intellectually disabled is a tenuous topic. Everyone from the couples’ social workers to See Film page 26

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Memorial Service for Tim Jones Saturday, January 25th Centennial Theatre Parking Lot 2300 Lonsdale Avenue Procession at 10:30am Ceremony at Noon

The community is invited to honour the remarkable life and contributions of Tim Jones. A procession will start at 10:30am at the Fell Armoury, proceed along 15th Street to Lonsdale Avenue and continue up Lonsdale to Centennial Theatre.

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The public is invited to view the ceremony on a large screen located in the Centennial Theatre parking lot. Please note that chairs will not be provided. Theatre seating is reserved for invited guests only. Those planning to attend are encouraged to walk, cycle or take public transit as there will be no parking in the area and road closures in effect. Donations in memory of Tim Jones can be made to North Shore Search and Rescue. City of North Vancouver 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC info@cnv.org | www.cnv.org


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A26 - North Shore News - Friday, January 24, 2014

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FINCH AND BARLEY 250 East First St., North Vancouver. finchandbarley. com HUGO’S RESTAURANT 5775 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-281-2111 Open Mic: EveryThursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live Music: Every Saturday evening with jazz on the second and last Saturday of each month. 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 Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr.,WestVancouver. 778279-8874 LA ZUPPA 1544 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-986-6556 SFU Philosopher’s Café: Martin Hunt will moderate a discussionWednesday, Feb. 26, 7 p.m. on the topic: See more page 28

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PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver, 604-9853911 The Hunger Games: Catching Fire (PG) — Fri, Mon-Wed 9:45; Sat-Sun 4, 9:50 p.m. The Wolf of Wall Street (18A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 8; Sat 12:15, 4:15, 8:15; Sun 12:30, 4:15, 8:15 p.m. Inside Llewyn Davis (14A) — Fri, Mon-Wed 7:20; SatSun 1:25, 7:20 p.m. Thur 1 Lone Survivor (14A) — Fri, Mon-Tue, Thur 7:10, 9:50; Sat-Sun 1:10, 4:10, 7:10, 10; Wed 9:50 p.m. August: Osage County (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:45, 9:30; Sat-Sun 12:50, 3:50, 6:45, 9:40 p.m. Ride Along (PG) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:40, 10; Sat 12:10, 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10; Sun 2:40, 5:10, 7:40, 10:10 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. The Nut Job (G) — Sat-Sun 12:30 p.m. The Nut Job 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7:15, 9:20; SatSun 2:45, 5, 7:15, 9:30 p.m. National Theatre Live: Coriolanus — Thur 7 p.m.

Film structured around Gabrielle’s spontaneity

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their respective families weigh in on their fitness for a sexual relationship. Gabrielle’s sister Sophie (Melissa DesormeauxPoulin) is pleased for Gabrielle; on the other side of the spectrum is Martin’s mother, who asks pointblank if Gabrielle has been sterilized. Sophie is Gabrielle’s advocate, her cheerleader and, occasionally, her reality check. One day she leaves Gabrielle to fend for herself in the apartment to show her that she can’t leave the group home and live alone, with near-tragic results. But if Sophie is Gabrielle’s crutch, the dependence goes both ways: Sophie’s all-encompassing role as caretaker may be stopping her from making the leap to move to India with her beau. Sophie just can’t cut the cord. The love story takes place as an important concert — the Mondial Choral summer festival — looms. Quebecois singer Robert Charlebois will be the guest performer with

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his endearing performance as Martin. On and off screen Gabrielle has Williams Syndrome, which, among other things, predisposes people to an affinity for music and perfect pitch. Director Louise Archambault was inspired by Les Muses, a Montreal arts centre that trains developmentally disabled people in voice, dance and drama. Archambault eventually abandoned the framework of her original idea, including a professional lead actress, and structured much of the film around Gabrielle’s improvisation and spontaneity. Several supporting actors in the film are also from Les Muses. At times the feature film plays like a documentary about the myriad ways in which we marginalize people outside our definition of “normal.” Gabrielle also very movingly conveys messages about the transformative power of music and the need of everyone to be loved.


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CALENDAR From page 26 “Do constraints cause patterns?” 778-782-8000 philosopherscafe.net. LEGION #118 123West 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-985-1115 info@legion118.com MIST ULTRA BAR 105-100 Park Royal,West Vancouver. 604-926-2326 DJs spin classic dance music from the ’80s, ’90s and today. QUEENS CROSS PUB 2989 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. queenscross.com AdamWoodall performs

acoustic music every Sunday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. WAVES COFFEE HOUSE 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The Celtic Medley Song and String Player’s Showcase comes toWaves Saturday, Feb. 8, 7:30-9:30 p.m. Interested performers are asked to phone Doug Medley at 604-985-5646.

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Saturday and Sunday, 8 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. NewWorks: Readings of new work by local playwrights the thirdThursday of the month, 7-9:30 p.m. CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com Vancouver International

Film Festival: A series of extreme adventure films and presentations will run from Feb. 7 to 15.Tickets: $21/$19. Schedule: vimff.org. FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7290 ferrybuildinggallery.com Arts Connection — FramingYour Artwork for Jury and Exhibition: A networking salon for artists Wednesday, Jan. 29 from 10 a.m. to noon will feature guest presenter Maria Josenhans, an expert on the framing of art. LLYNNVALLEY

LIBRARY 1277 LynnValley Rd., North Vancouver. 604-984-0286 x8144 nvdpl.ca AuthorTalk: Alyson Jones will talk about turning it up a notch and embracing life Thursday, Jan. 30, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration required. NORTHVANCOUVER CITY LIBRARY 120West 14th St., North Vancouver. 604-998-3450 nvcl.ca Author Reading: JJ Lee and Karen Dodd will host a night of readingWednesday, Feb. 5 at 7 p.m. Registration required. PARK &TILFORD CINEPLEX ODEON See more page 36

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same year Ethiopia suffered its worst drought in decades. “I moved to London because I was not really happy about Ethiopian politics at that time,” Zeleke says. “The situation was not good.” After arriving, he ran into Taye. A few years later Zeleke met Genet Assefa and the band was complete. “She’s a very wonderful singer,” Zeleke says. “We met her in the club, and when I saw her the first time I was very interested in doing a show with her.” Genet often shows incredible power. Her singing is remarkable on “Ambassel,” which rhapsodizes Ethiopia’s mountainous region. Unlike most of the group’s repertoire, the song has a mournful tune.The instrumentation is spare and Genet’s voice is high and big, filling the soundscape. Zeleke’s playing on “Ambassel” keeps the song in the groove. He picks his spots for brief krar improvisations before settling back into the pocket. Zeleke learned the krar from Mulatu Astatke, and the jazz influence is clear. Perhaps Ethiopia’s most famous musician, Astatke is a composer who has used conga drums and the vibraphone to create slow grooves that could almost be part of a Miles Davis session. “He was encouraging me and supporting me,” Zeleke said. “He did a lot for me to become a great musician.” The band has been

compared to The White Stripes, but their sound is much bigger and most of their songs are longer. On a track like “Guragina” the band goes all out for six minutes. The ululating vocals sound Middle Eastern but the rolling rrr’s are straight out of Jackie Wilson. The group’s sound is practised but not polished. Their exertion is sometimes audible in the heavy breaths they take as their songs near their climax. “We share ideas, share culture,” Zeleke says. “Even about the food.” While they play the songs, the band explains about the music, about the culture and traditional songs about love and the beauty of Ethiopia. Speaking to the North Shore News from Los Angeles just moments before soundcheck, Zeleke talks about the possibility of a new direction. “Right now we are starting to write our own songs and we create our own meaning,” he says. Whatever the band does, they’ll be tied to Ethiopia. Approximately 80 languages are spoken in civilization’s cradle, giving the group a seemingly endless supply of information to draw from. “I miss Ethiopia all the time,” Zeleke says. “The good thing is I can go any time now.” The band has brought their sound to Sweden, India, Norway and Ireland. “Everywhere when people hear our traditional music, they are really very happy,” Zeleke says.


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Dear Mattie: How can I keep warm and be fashionable this season? Chilly in Cypress

Dear Chilly: This season, it is very easy to keep warm and be fashionable. Many different styles of outerwear are about making personal statements and staying cosy. Gone are the days when you had to be cold to be in fashion. The coat has become an accessory to your outfit, the finishing touch.Your outerwear makes the first impression, every time. Sometimes it is the main piece of clothing people will see. It doesn’t matter what you are wearing underneath, unless of course you are taking off your coat. Outerwear is so popular that many textures are also in fashion. From classic styling to trendy technical fabrics, there is something for all of our lifestyle needs. The classics are back in fashion. Sophistication is the theme. The trench coat, the duffle coat, the camel singlebreasted coat, the houndstooth double-breasted coat and the navy pea coat are all in fashion. They can be worn in their traditional colours or stepped up to new modern colours. Aubergine, charcoal, hunter green, red, cobalt blue and pink are some fantastic new colours that I am seeing in outerwear. Colour-blocking is trendy, as well as bold plaid patterns in large and small checks. There is something for everyone’s mood. There is also an exaggeration in the volume and lines of the classic silhouettes. Traditionally, coats are tailored and fall from the hip to the mid-thigh. This season, some coats are longer than usual, they are oversized, or cropped, still maintaining a structure. The silhouette of the coat is a reflection of how cold

it is in the city you live. The styling can be adapted to your particular environment. Don’t worry, not every coat this season falls in the traditional category. There are many textures that are in fashion for ladies who like luxury. Although wool keeps you very warm, lined leather, shearling, mohair and faux fur are trendy options for your outerwear. The trendiest two coats are the mohair and faux fur. Mohair coats usually come in a non-neutral colour. Faux fur either looks like fox, mink or thick shaggy mohair. Luxury can also be found in casual sports jackets with techno fabrics that are lightweight, but still keep you warm on and off the ski hills. Many of these jackets have bright and bold colours with sheen. Now that you have your outerwear in order, add some accessories to finish the look. I am a big fan of knit beanies. They come in every colour and variety. Buy a few, in neutral and bold colours. Woven wool scarves are also a favourite of mine. Get a couple, in a neutral colour, animal print and a bold floral arrangement. The same goes for gloves. Traditional leather to graphic printed fleece is the way to go. With just a few accessories, you can mix and match to make your coat a new personal statement every time. The mantra this season is to know who you are and show it. Since it happens to be a season of great coats, and everything is on sale, why not step it up a notch and complete your ensemble with finesse. Adieu, Mattie Mattie is a freelance writer and fashion expert. Reach her on her Facebook page Mattie-a-la-Mode.

Fashion File MUSIC AND FASHION The Lions Gate Sinfonia presents Music and Fashion on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Centennial Theatre. Great music of historic times will accompany an impressive show of original period fashions, featuring the collection of fashion historian Ivan Sayers.Tickets: $12/$35/$39, available at centennialtheatre.com. DRESS DRIVE Sofiabella Tween Clothing Boutique is collecting gently used party dresses for Grade 7 girls on the North Shore who don’t have the means to purchase a dress for their elementary school graduations. Dresses can be dropped of at the store, located at 3068 Highland Blvd. until June. VANCOUVER FASHION WEEK fall/winter 2014 takes place March 1824.VFW features both emerging and established designers from more than 30 global fashion capitals. The bi-annual six-day event is attended by more than 20,000 guests including industry professionals, buyers, media and VIPs. For tickets and info visit vanfashionweek.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. 604-922-4032. Compiled by Christine Lyon

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Audiences are invited to step back in time this weekend at a unique mixed presentation of period fashion and classical music. Lions Gate Sinfonia presents Music and Fashion: Signs of the Times on Sunday, Jan. 26 at 3 p.m. at Centennial Theatre in North Vancouver. Noted fashion historian Ivan Sayers will be on hand to showcase and provide commentary on a selection of garments from his collection dating from 1750 to 1950. The matinee presentation will also feature five young members of the Donna Fishwick Piano Ensemble. Angela Hu, Brandon Jong, Ryan Zhu, Jasper Liang and JasperYoo — all of whom will soon be making their Carnegie Hall debuts — will each perform a movement from piano concertos by Haydn, Beethoven, Grieg and Rachmaninoff.The program also includes Leonard Bernstein’s West Side Story. “I cannot believe our great luck,” said Lions Gate Sinfonia founding conductor and music director Clyde Mitchell in a press release. “When we chose these five young musicians, I knew they were wonderfully talented, but I had no idea that all five would be on their way to Carnegie Hall.” The fashion segment of the performance will complement the musical

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AVOIDING 6 MISTAKES RETIREES MAKE WITH THEIR FINANCES TOPICS: Helping couples blend their plans

Baja By Day

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In Cabo San Lucas, Mexico, this year’s trends include green margaritas, Mezcal tastings, and parrotfish at the ceviche bar.

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Greeted with a refreshing cilantro margarita, you know you’ve arrived in style at Esparanza Resort. Airy rooms have private outdoor hot tubs or hammocks, and the pool extends infinity-style over the beach. With a focus on health and wellness, complimentary breakfast includes chlorophyll water (another trend we saw this year) which we highly recommend following the invigorating morning yoga or bootcamp on the beach. www.esperanzaresort.com

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While it is tempting to stay seaside, venturing inland to Flora Farms for a cooking class is a highly recommended diversion. Wander the manicured paths among the organic vegetables, tour the gorgeous straw-bale Culinary Cottages for purchase or rent, and take a class in the open air kitchen where you might learn to make corn tortillas and authentic salsa from a Mexican chef. In high season, there are movie nights where classic films are played on large screens and the wood-burning pizza oven is put to good use. www.flora-farms.com

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The Auriga Spa greets you with a refreshing green smoothie and healthy snacks determined by the phase of the moon. Start in The Grotto, where you cycle between sauna, steam and ice rooms, quenching your skin with fresh aloe vera leaves. A foot bath with fresh herbs follows, in keeping with the spa’s philosophy of traditional folk healing methods, or “curanderismo.” A local healer can be called upon, or book with one of the talented massage therapists in a private room overlooking a saltwater meditation pool. At Capella Hotel, www.auriga-spa.com Read our full Cabo San Lucas itinerary at www.vitamindaily.com

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Building North Shore Communities – A Dialogue Over Dinner As they say, “food brings people together,” so the CommUNITY Project will do just that. Over a delicious dinner, Dialogues will be held from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. members of the North Shore community will come together to discuss how to make our neighbourhoods Choose to attend ONE of these sessions: more welcoming and inclusive to newcomers. This series of dialogues are being organized by the North • Cazba: February 3rd Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC) with support from the North Shore Neighbourhood House. • Sushi Nami: February 24th CommUNITY will be hosting three evening dialogues with local ethnic restaurateurs. The dialogues titled • Shanghai Village: March 4th Building North Shore Communities: A Dialogue Over Dinner will kick off February 3rd at Cazba restaurant (at 132 W 16th St, North Vancouver). Registration required. Contact: Cheryl McBride, North Shore Neighbourhood House “New Census data tell us that immigrants account for 36 per cent of the North Shore’s population – that’s 604 724 1504 cmcbride@nsnh.bc.ca one third of the population,” says Jody Johnson, Project Coordinator, NSWAC. “Yet many people are not Liz Chase, North Shore Neighbourhood House sure what they can do to welcome new immigrants. This not only affects newcomers who may not feel they 778 840 6670 lchase@nsnh.bc.ca belong, but it impacts the overall health of the community.” At each Dialogue Over Dinner, the restaurateur will share food from their country of origin along with their personal story of what it took to settle on the North Shore – from how they started their business to challenges and achievements they’ve experienced along the way. Johnson says, “Each story will provide a starting point for dialogue about the issues immigrants face when they arrive.” Participants will explore the role individuals have in creating workplaces, neighbourhoods and communities that are genuinely welcoming and inclusive. Anyone who may benefit from this FREE professional development opportunity is encouraged to register.

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Join the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC) and keynote speaker, Trevor Wilson on the importance of immigration on the North Shore. The world-renowned author and global human equity strategist will review how falling fertility rates and aging baby boomers are contributing to a rapid decline in the supply of skilled labour in Canada. The North Shore’s competitiveness will depend on how well local employers attract, integrate, and retain immigrant talent. Trevor Wilson is a leader in the field of diversity, inclusion and Human Equity™. He is sought for his knowledge and expertise but also for his style. In June 2013, Wilson launched his latest book The Human Equity™ Advantage: Beyond Diversity to Talent Differentiation.

Making the North Shore more Welcoming

Making the North Shore a more welcoming community for newcomers is the main priority for CommUNITY, a project by the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC). From dialogue sessions to fun interactive events, the CommUNITY project shares information, tools and resources that will inspire residents to take a role in creating a “welcoming” North Shore.

Details: • Networking, Buffet Dinner and Keynote Presentations • Date: Wednesday February 19, 2014 • Time: 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Location: Pinnacle Hotel Ballroom, 138 Victory Ship Way, North Vancouver Registration required. Contact: The North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce at 604-987-4488 Online registration at www.nvchamber.ca Note: This is not a hiring fair.

This project is made possible through funding from the Government of Canada and the Province of British Columbia. For more information, visit www.welcomebc.ca

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A36 - North Shore News - Friday, January 24, 2014

CALENDAR From page 28 THEATRE 200-333 Brooksbank Ave., NorthVancouver. The North Shore International Film Series: The NorthVancouver Community Arts Council will screen Canadian, independent and foreign films throughout the fall, winter and spring. Dallas Buyers Club will play Wednesday, Jan. 29 and Philomena will playWednesday, Feb. 12 at 7 p.m.Tickets: $11. Info: 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil.ca/events/northshore-international-film-series WESTVANCOUVER

MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Artists Confidential: John Mann, lead singer and songwriter of the Celtic rock band Spirit of theWest, will talk about the band’s upcoming 30 year anniversary tour, his new play and moreTuesday, Jan. 28, 10:30-11:30 a.m. Authors in our Community: Join Annie Paquette as she talks about her memoir Left, Right,Then CenterWednesday, Jan. 29, 7-8:30 p.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information to listings@nsnews.com.

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plate.The most I’ve ever pressed is 140 pounds, yet Sean starts me on eight reps of 180, eventually rising to eight at 200. During the course of an hour, through lunges, squats, back extensions, and bar curls, Sean pushes me harder than I ever would have pushed myself.True, there are times when I want to punch him, but we high-five as I complete my final exercise; three sets of dips — gripping parallel bars, lowering my body so my arms are at 90 degrees before pushing my body up again. I learn which of my muscles are benefitted by each machine and feel better prepared for my next visit to the gym. But my excitement at completing the circuit is tinged with embarrassment. I realize I’ve been a bit of a wuss until now. Ninety minutes later I’m acutely aware of the muscles I’ve worked.They’re aching, but I couldn’t be in a better place.Vida Spa claims to restore energy and promote well-being via a range of therapies, facials, wraps and exfoliations. The Breaking Bad Habits package includes an hour of the latter. As I’m rubbed down with course sea salt I can’t help thinking of an old soccer coach who used to recommend a meat pie and a pint as the best postexercise routine. After a quick shower I’m back on the massage table for a full-body application of shea butter and a scalp massage. My body has almost forgotten this morning’s workout. I feel like a basted turkey. Blissed out, I’m reluctant to leave the table but I’m instructed to take another quick shower. I return for a classic massage. Face down and somewhere near nirvana, I realize my body almost does feel like a temple! I cap my afternoon’s decadence in the Fairmont’s Health Club, alternating between the sauna, steam room, hot tub and pools. I ponder how jealous my wife will be when I tell her about the shea butter, the scalp massage . . . Sean spots me and recommends that I take a cold shower after each session in the sauna and steam room. “Always finish cool,” he says.

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Friday, January 24, 2014 - North Shore News - A37

CALENDAR

Trio accompanying the choir From page 15 of mojitos. “It was just an amazing experience,” says choir member Linda Bates. “There were so many memorable times, but my favourite was when we met with an amateur choir made up of music teachers at 10 a.m. in a closed nightclub. We were having lunch together at noon, but after we sang for them and they sang for us there was still 45 minutes

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left, so the young teachers put on salsa music, each of them took the hand of one of us, and they taught us Cuban salsa dancing. By the end of the session we formed a long conga line and danced through the club, including the kitchen where they were preparing our lunch.” There will unfortunately be no Cuban songs performed at the concert on Jan. 30 (nor any mojitos), but there will be songs by contemporary

songwriters like David Francey, Paul Simon, Billy Joel and Gillian Welch, as well as traditional songs. Mundy, who does almost all the arrangements, has a special talent for choosing lush, complex harmonies. Mundy’s arrangement of his songs caught the attention of awardwinning Canadian singersongwriter David Francey, who has asked Mundy to publish a book of arrangements for his songs. Accompanying the choir

will be jazz pianist Michael Creber and local North Shore musicians Tim Tweedale on dobro and Patrick Metzger on bass. Sharing the bill is another of Mundy’s choirs, Home Cookin’. The concert will take place at 7:30 p.m. on Thursday, Jan. 30 at St. Clement’s Church in Lynn Valley, 3400 Institute Road. Suggested admission is $10 with all proceeds going to the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

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AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant

OPEN MIC/KARAOKE

BRITISH

71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316

BISTRO Hugos,Artisanal Pizzas and Global Tapas $$$

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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.

This winter,why not chase the cold away by cozying up in the warmth of Hugos? 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322 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 Neighbourhood chicken thighs with tamarind sauce Noodles House $ to authentic Tom Kha Gai...there is North Shore’s best variety & quality something for everyone. Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. 604-281-2111 Free delivery min.$20.00 order within hugos@eagleharbour.ca, 3 kms.

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Truffle House & Café

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The Truffle House & Café is truly a warm place to eat European cuisine with friendly service and reasonable price. Philippe & Fabienne Chaber have created a cozy and comfortable atmosphere and offer a delicious combination of French, Italian and West Coast specialties that your taste buds will love.Already well known for their brunch & lunch, the Truffle House is pleased to offer you DINNER! Join us Friday & Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm for delicious seasonal menus.

2452 Marine Drive, W. Van. 604-922-4222 www.trufflehousecafe.com

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The Salmon House

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Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle

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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.

Where one spicy sauce does not fit all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95.

Chez Michel

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1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955

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Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403

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Palki Best Indian Cuisine $ $ $$$

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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The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub

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VOTED BEST PUB BY YOU - The Bear is your warm, friendly, comfortable local that has free parking plus a taxi stand. Full take-out menu. Daily drink and food specials. Reserve your parties of 15-30 ppl except Friday’s.Trivia played every Monday night. Come in for a bite and a drink. We are 100% smoke & UFC free. Follow us on Facebook & Twitter

1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880

The Rusty Gull

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A Lower Lonsdale legend for 23 years. Home to the best in live music Wed, Fri, Sat & Sun nights. Great food selection that surpasses the norm. The best weekend breakfasts ‘til 2pm. Great selection of import draft. All Canucks PPV games on the big screens.

175 East 1st St., N. Van. 604-988-5585

Sailor Hagar’s Neighbourhood Pub

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86 Semisch Ave., N. Van. 604-984-3087

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604-926-4913

An epicurean experience 3700’ above the twinkling lights of Vancouver.

Handi Cuisine of India

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1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com

Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Kypriaki Taverna $$ Best Noodle House in Vancouver! For the BEST quality and the BEST Come see what all the excitement prices, come visit or call for delivery is about. today. Open everyday @ Noon for lunch.Voted one of the top 1560 Marine Dr., W. Van. 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower 778-279-8822 Mainland.With our outstanding UBC Wesbrook Village: food, reasonable prices, friendly 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver service and candle-lit charm you will 604-228-8765 see why so many people call it their Aberdeen Centre: favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/ 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond take out tonight or come in for a 604-295-9357 relaxing Mediterranean experience. www.chefhungnoodle.com

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Application to Participate in National Energy Board Public Hearing for Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC Trans Mountain Expansion Project The National Energy Board (NEB) has received an application from Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC for approval to construct and operate the Trans Mountain Expansion Project (Project). Description of The Project The Project would expand the existing Trans Mountain pipeline system located between Edmonton, AB and Burnaby, BC. It would include approximately 987 km of new pipeline, new and modified facilities, such as pump stations and tanks, and the reactivation of 193 km of existing pipeline. There would also be an expansion of the Westridge Marine Terminal. New pipeline segments would be added between Edmonton to Hinton, AB, Hargreaves, BC to Darfield, BC and Black Pines, BC to Burnaby, BC. Reactivation of existing pipeline segments would occur between Hinton, AB to Hargreaves, BC and Darfield to Black Pines, BC. The application can be found on the NEB website. Participation in NEB Hearing The NEB will determine if the application is complete and if so, it will hold a public hearing. Those who wish to participate in the NEB hearing must apply to participate. Applicants must clearly describe their interest in relation to the List of Issues for the hearing, which is on the NEB website and included in the application to participate. Those who are directly affected by the proposed project will be allowed to participate in the hearing and those with relevant information or expertise may be allowed to participate. The application to participate is on the NEBâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s website at: www.neb-one.gc.ca select Major Applications and Projects then Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion Applications to participate in the NEB Hearing are due on or before noon on 12 February 2014. Individuals and groups applying to participate must provide enough information for the NEB to decide whether participant status should be granted. Trans Mountain ULC has until 19 February 2014 to provide the NEB with comments on Applications to Participate and must provide a copy of its comments to those applicants to whom the comments apply. Applicants who received comments from Trans Mountain ULC about their Application to Participate have until 4 March 2014 to send the Board your response to Trans Mountainâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s comments. Comments and Responses should be sent to the Secretary of the Board: www.neb-one.gc.ca, select Regulatory Documents then Submit Documents. CONTACTS Information on NEB hearing processes and participant funding is available at www.neb-one.gc.ca > Major Applications and Projects > Trans Mountain Pipeline ULC - Trans Mountain Expansion. If you require additional information, the NEB has appointed Ms. Reny Chakkalakal as a Process Advisor to provide assistance. Ms. Reny Chakkalakal Process Advisor, NEB E-mail: TransMountainPipeline.Hearing@neb-one.gc.ca Telephone (toll free): 1-800-899-1265

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F-150 rocks a new kind of metal BRENDAN MCALEER ContributingWriter

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Design The more one looks at the Volvo S60, the nicer it seems. It’s approachable, and friendly faced. No need for any of your blitzkrieg Teutonic aggression here, the S60 is a welcoming shape anchored by that signature diagonally slashed grille. Yes, the box is long gone, but this car’s new duds have a little of that same Scandinavian charm.The press release says that the new hood, front fascia and fenders are more muscular, but that’s not really what’s on display here.While the mostly Germanic competition postures and

Ford’s aluminium F-150 challenges body shops, junkyards Don your tinfoil hats, here comes the 2015 Ford F-150, and it’s mostly made from aluminium.While the best-selling vehicle in North America has had some aluminium body pieces for years — notably, the hood — this is the first time the truck will have the material forming most of its skin. Lighter than steel, but just as strong, aluminium is quite expensive, and difficult to form. It is, however, very recyclable and the potential weight savings are huge. Ford isn’t announcing any figures for their next-generation F-150 just yet, but curb weights should be down significantly, and payload and fuel economy up. However, the decision to make the single most popular vehicle in North America out of aluminium is going to have some longlasting repercussions.This is

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Ikea’s tagline, as far as I can remember, is something like, “Ikea: Swedish for common sense.” I’d humbly suggest that it might more accurately be: “Ikea: $0.99 hotdogs and $15.99 bookcases, both self assembly, both compressed particle board.” No, it’s Volvo that’s really the company that’s Swedish for common sense. For years, they’ve been building very safe, very comfortable cars that are good in the snow and about as durable as a lump of granite. However, some time ago, Volvo decided it wanted to be a luxury brand, and therein followed much

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design studio frippery and many advertisements featuring people with blond hair and black turtlenecks.The brand shifted upmarket, leaving behind the boxy image and attempting to embrace a

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scowls,Volvo’s offering tries to look angular and pretty, rather than simply angry. Having said that, it is just a tad anonymous. Say what you’d like about the old Volvo bricks of the past, but at least you could tell they were Swedish from half a mile away.The V60 shares its front-wheeldrive architecture with the European-spec Ford Mondeo, and it shows. Particularly in a neutral colour, like silver or white, the S60 blends into the background a little. My tester looked a little more forward thrusting thanks to an optional set of 18inch alloy wheels, but even the most snarly R-design editions are reserved. Well, good. No Volvo should be the equivalent of the foam-jawed pitbull, snarling and lunging with a giant chrome grille and improbable sideskirts.This is a good looking car, not an attack dog on low profile tires. Environment Inside, the S60’s cabin

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continues the theme of reserved-rather-than-raving with a simple layout that’s ergonomically sound, and maybe just a little bit dated. The “floating” dash that once seemed so forward thinking is now old hat compared to the cockpitstyle layouts of modern mid-sized luxury. However, the seats — a sport option, in this case — are really comfortable, and have surprisingly good bolstering.There’s not as much space out back as could be wished for, particularly for adults, but up-front passengers have a nice throne-room in which to tick off the miles. The S60’s centre stack has actual buttons and knobs on it, and functions in a way that might remind you of a time when phones were meant to be phones rather than portable entertainment devices. Everything works in the way you’d expect — it’s as if the car was designed to be a car first, and a mobile distraction device not-at-all. So, no touchscreen inputs, no haptic feedback nonsense, no sliding multi-

touch inputs. Frankly, it’s the better for it, and while you won’t wow passengers with a high-tech floorshow, the S60’s intuitive layout is something of a relief. And speaking of wowing passengers. . . .

Performance On the trunk of this tester is a tiny blue square, denoting that the car has been reflashed with Volvo’s Polestar performance software. I know what you’re thinking: “performance software? Isn’t Volvo more about the advanced airbags and collision avoidance side of things?” They are, and you can load up the S60 with any number of clever crash reduction technologies. However, whoever had spec’d out my modestly equipped test vehicle had chosen to spend their money on Swedish speed instead. Polestar is the tuner company that knows just how to squeeze more turbocharged power out of See Surprising page 45


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Volvos, and has been doing so for years. While their covered-under-warranty upgrade doesn’t have the insane power levels of some of the concepts that Polestar has built, it does mildly bump the power of the S60’s turbocharged straight-six to 325 h.p. and 355 foot-pounds of torque. Thrust is managed by a six-speed automatic transmission with available paddle shifters, and gets to the ground via a Haldex all-wheel-drive system. The latter has the ability to shunt power to an outside wheel while cornering. The result is some seriously unexpected Swedish speed metal. Sucked in by the Volvo’s unassuming demeanour, a foolhardy poke on the pedal suddenly unleashes Ragnarok — with big torque, minimal lag and sticky all-wheel drive, the V60 has a holeshot that’d leave a rear-drive M3 momentarily scratching its head. That straight-six, by the way, was co-developed with Porsche, and has excellent power characteristics. If there’s a complaint to be made, it’s that it’s almost too twitchy, and that your average Volvo buyer would be far happier with the more sedate T5. Then, when it comes to cornering, the frontdrive bias of the S60 battles a certain amount of nose heaviness — it’s really quick, and there’s plenty of grip through the corners, but it’s not quite a backroad corner carver. Blame the standard nonsport suspension perhaps. Even so, that compliant suspension gives a smoother ride than some other contemporaries, and the car is extremely planted with the all-wheel drive. It’s a luxury sports sedan, not an autocrosser, but the surprising reserve of turbocharged power can’t help but put a grin on your face. Features In a market where it’s entirely possible to spend upwards of $70,000 on a BMW 335i with all-wheel drive, the S60 is something of a bargain. Keep the options light, and standard features include the usual luxury amenities and unexpected ones like sport seats and paddle shifter for the T6. As you’d expect, the S60 is an absolute tank

in terms of safety ratings, beating the IIHS scores of everything from BMW to Audi. If that’s not enough, you can add an optional pedestrian and cyclist detection system that will warn of impending collisions, and even automatically brake to avoid them. The S60 also gets the full suite of traction control and dynamic stability aids, and visibility enhancing features like blind spot monitoring and a rearview camera are on offer. The entry level Premier Plus package found on my tester included keyless go, leather seating, and a power moonroof, but also integrated a fenderbender-eliminating system called City Safety that automatically brakes to avoid a collision below 31 kilometres per hour. When it comes to fuel economy, that big turbocharged straight-six is no lightweight. Official figures are set at 11.7 litres/100 kilometres city and 8.0 l/100 km highway. While a standard T6 will run on regular fuel, the Polestar version should really see premium, and mixed-mileage driving netted a real world figure close to the in-city mileage.

Green light Handsome looks; smooth ride; responsive turbocharged engine; excellent poor-weather performance.

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Alessandro Zanardi climbs back in the racing seat Alessandro “Alex” Zanardi is an Italian racing driver with a superhuman urge to compete. Successful at the pinnacle of motorsport – Formula One – Zanardi also won two CART championships and even has his own racing manoeuvre. The Zanardi Line, as it’s known, involves divebombing the competition through one of the most well recognized turns in the world: the Corkscrew at Laguna Seca. Now banned, Zanardi pulled this inside pass to take the win in 1996, cementing his reputation as a risk taker and champion. Then, in 2001, tragedy struck as Zanardi was involved in a terrible crash that resulted in a double leg amputation. For a normal person, this would be the end of any motorsports competition. Not only did Zanardi bounce back to the track, racing a touring car again just a few years later and testing a Formula One racer fitted with hand controls, he took up the sport of hand cycling, and recently took home two Olympic gold medals at the London Paralympics. Once again, the unstoppable Italian is getting behind the wheel of a racing car fitted with special controls, a BMW Z4 GT3. Zanardi will be racing full-time in the Blancpain Sprint Series, starting in April. Mini rallies to victory at Dakar With gents like Paddy Hopkirk at the wheel, the original Mini Cooper was an unlikely rallying success in the 1960s.This plucky little car out-handled the big boys, and scrappily took home trophy after trophy. These days, of course, Mini doesn’t have anything like the same competitive spirit, right? I mean, they’re all about selling fat little crossovers like the Countryman and really expensive, BMW-built, upscale compact luxury. Um, no, actually. At this year’s incredibly gruelling Dakar rally in South America, a Mini team came

first. And second. And third. Sweeping the podium is no mean feat, and to pull it off after driving across nearly 10,000 kilometres of sand and gravel is extremely impressive.The trio of Mini ALL4s crossed the Andes, deserts filled with treacherous dunes, and plains strewn with pointy rocks. Naturally, you can’t really buy a Mini that’s spec’d appropriately to handle desert crossings down at your local dealership, but it’s nice to know that they haven’t lost their touch. Nissan mulling Datsun 510 successor The pair of IDx concepts shown at the Tokyo and Detroit auto shows looked suitably futuristic and improbable, but there are plans afoot. According to Nissan product planner Andy Palmer, Nissan might actually build this car. In shape, the IDx looks a little like the mini-muscle of the old Datsun 610, a cousin of the 510. Based on industry scuttlebutt, the enormous amount of interest that the car is generating is causing Nissan to weigh options for building a rear-wheeldrive, lightweight sedan, something that hasn’t really been seen for years. The 510 made Datsun a success, perhaps even more so than the svelte 240Z. While the latter was a style icon, the 510 was a car you could actually afford and haul the family around in. It was a Japanese answer to lightweight German rivals like the BMW 2002, and it has a cult following even today. While the IDx concepts are chunky two-door coupes, there’s some hope that the car won’t end up as another 2+2 sports car to challenge the Scion FR-S, but emerge as a lightweight sports sedan, perhaps powered by Nissan’s peppy 1.6-litre turbo. Even though it’s just rumours at this point, it’s good to know that manufacturers seem to recognize that there’s a need for smaller, lighter cars that capture some of that oldfashioned driving fun. Watch this space for all the week’s best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to brakingnews@gmail.com. Follow Brendan on Twitter at @brendan_mcaleer.


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