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Bowen ferry petition floated MLA Jordan Sturdy criticized for ‘silence’ on service cutbacks JANE SEYD email@example.com
A Bowen Island man who collected signatures of almost 40 per cent of
island residents asking the province to reconsider cuts to ferry service says he’s unhappy his Liberal MLA Jordan Sturdy isn’t making the issue a bigger deal.
Andrew Pietrow gave the petition to Sturdy — who is also parliamentary secretary to Transportation Minister Todd Stone — earlier this month, but says it wasn’t until the NDP ferry critic Claire Trevena got involved that Sturdy presented the petition with about 1,300 signatures to the legislature on Tuesday.
But Pietrow said even when he did that, Sturdy didn’t describe what the petition was about, say how many people had signed it or make any public statements questioning the ferry cuts. “I want him to do more,” said Pietrow. “He needs to step up to the plate and do something.” B.C. Ferries is planning
to cut the ﬁrst two sailings on Saturday morning and the ﬁrst and third sailings Sunday morning between Horseshoe Bay and Snug Cove, as well as one of the last round trips on Sunday to save $270,000 on that route. The cuts — which come into effect at the end of April — are among $14 million being made to minor ferry
routes to save money for the ﬁnancially troubled ferry corporation. Pietrow, who moved to the island from North Vancouver three years ago to raise his family, said Bowen is essentially a suburb of the Lower Mainland with a community that has See Sturdy page 3
NSR calls for barriers on Cypress after latest rescue JANE SEYD firstname.lastname@example.org
North Shore Rescue leaders will speak to ofﬁcials at Cypress Mountain about extending the fence around the ski area after a North Vancouver couple became the ﬁfth group of out-of-bounds snowboarders requiring rescue from the same area in the past 10 days. The lure of fresh powder beyond the ski area near the top of the Sky Chair has repeatedly drawn snowboarders into dangerous terrain. While Cypress does a good job of marking outof-bounds areas, North Shore Rescue search manager Bruce Moffat said the point where the plastic snow fencing ends and the ski areas are marked only by ropes also tends to be the area snowboarders See Fading page 3
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Meet NSR’s new team leader Mike Danks vows to continue Tim Jones’ legacy BRENT RICHTER email@example.com
It’s hard to imagine one person doing the job of former North Shore Rescue team leaderTim Jones. So newly appointed leader Mike Danks doesn’t expect to do it on his own. The team’s members quickly planned Jones’ public memorial and have carried out almost a dozen rescues since Jones’ sudden death on Jan. 19. None of it would have been possible without the mentoring and succession planning Jones had left the team with before his death, Danks said. “I don’t want to take away fromTim in any way because Tim really set North Shore Rescue up for success with him out of the equation,” he said. “I’ve stepped into this role and I’m going to do my best to continueTim’s legacy but I can’t do it on my own. It’s going to take our entire team collectively to ﬁllTim’s shoes and I think it’s a good thing.We need to engage our members and we need to empower them — let them lead their way. As long as we’re all moving in the same direction, that’s key.” Tim’s mission in recent years became less about charging into the North Shore backcountry, and more about ensuring team members could do the job themselves. “He really started to step back from operational calls
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for a $6-million legacy fund that would generate enough interest to cover the team’s operational and maintenance costs, and lobbying the province for an updated search and rescue funding model. Jones had been in talks with the North Shore’s
MLAs to get a new communications network, standby helicopter availability and on-call pay for the busiest volunteers who routinely drop what they’re doing to head into the mountains. When it comes to schmoozing with politicians and potential donors, the
soft-spoken and deferential new leader will have more of a soft-hands approach, but Danks expects he can achieve the same result. “I don’t know how Tim did it. He was such a caveman. He really was See Danks page 5
Fading light rules out longline rescue From page 1
decide to risk heading into the unknown. “The higher up they can duck the rope, the more serious trouble we can get into,” he said. The heavy snowfall over the past week just added to the problem, he said. In the most recent rescue Tuesday night, a North Shore Rescue team trudged down treacherous terrain on snowshoes to get to a man and woman in their 20s who found themselves unable to get out of the Montizambert Creek drainage area several hours after they ducked
under the rope in the early afternoon. The couple kept boarding down the slope, ignoring signs warning them to turn around and hike back up to the resort, ending up in the notoriously steep and dangerous terrain below the Howe Sound Crest Trail. The pair eventually called for help on their cellphone. By the time North Shore Rescue got the call just before 5 p.m., the light was already fading. Luckily, several members of the rescue crew were already in the area for training. The team managed
to scramble a Talon helicopter to pinpoint the snowboarders’ location. But fading light ruled out a longline helicopter rescue. Instead, rescuers had to snowshoe in to the couple’s position on foot. When rescuers reached them, “they were very cold,” said Moffat. “They were wet. . . . We would have been concerned if we had not been able to get to them.” Rescuers gave the pair dry clothes, food and water and walked them back out to safety. Moffat said the pair was very apologetic. “They had no idea how difﬁcult an
afternoon they were going to spend,” he said. Moffat acknowledged it’s frustrating for the rescue team to keep encountering people who are doing the same things to get themselves in trouble. Tuesday night’s rescue marked the ﬁfth call to the same area in eight days for out-of-bounds snowboarders. Moffat said the message of not going out of bounds at ski areas is one people need to pay attention to. “If you are going to go into the backcountry, there are places to do that; there’s a time to do that,” he said.
Most people who get lost instinctively start to head down the mountain, he said — which is exactly the wrong decision. “That’s the most dangerous thing to do,” he said. “They get steeper and there’s cliffs and waterfalls.” Const. Jeff Palmer, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department, echoed that message. “People just don’t fully appreciate how quickly that terrain becomes terribly, terribly hazardous,” he said. “Suddenly you’re in terrain you can’t recover from.”
Sturdy working ‘behind scenes’
From page 1 developed relying on regular ferry service. “People move to small towns like Bowen Island for family life,” he said. “Where are the family values? They expect us to swim across?” Pietrow said he feels Sturdy has put his allegiances to his party ahead of those of his constituents. “If he really represented Bowen Island he’d be saying ‘Minister Stone, half of the voters on Bowen Island have a problem with the service cuts.’” But Sturdy says it’s not true he hasn’t been standing up for Bowen residents. Sturdy said publicly embarrassing his government isn’t likely to do constituents any favours. “What would your assessment be of how my minister and my caucus colleagues would take that?” he said. Sturdy said he has instead been raising the issue in caucus and in private discussions with Stone. “I’ll have to be the judge of how I can be most effective on behalf of the residents of Bowen,” he said. Jack Adelaar, the mayor of Bowen Island, said the proposed ferry cuts do pose a hardship for residents and businesses on Bowen. “People are upset,” he said. “We’re affected on the same basis as every other community that relies on ferries.” But Adelaar said he thinks Sturdy has been working on behalf of island residents behind the scenes. “Jordan’s been advocating for us from Day 1. He’s in the right portfolio. He talks to his boss pretty much every day.” Claire Trevena, the NDP ferry critic, said Sturdy has been conspicuously silent on the issue of ferry cutbacks. “It’s clearly an issue that’s an embarrassment,” she said. Trevena said Sturdy didn’t stand up and say anything about the ferry service cutbacks during the public consultation meeting on Bowen, or since in the legislature. That’s what MLAs are elected to do, she said. “They’re not elected to be the mouthpiece of the government.” Pietrow said while his own municipal council hasn’t passed a resolution endorsing his petition, he has been asking for support from the three North Shore municipalities. So far, the City of North Vancouver has backed Pietrow’s campaign.
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but he had this incredible charisma about him that people were drawn to and they just wanted to engage with him. I’m going to have a very different style, but the important thing is the end goal is going to be the same. It’s just how we’re going to get there that’s a little different,” Danks said. While he is plainly modest, Danks brings impressive credentials to the job.The 37-year-old father of three is a ﬁreﬁghter with the NorthVancouver City Fire Department and second-
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wo reports that surfaced this week are focused on the middle class, as are a horde of politicians. Statistics Canada says Canadian families have never been wealthier while another report compiled by Employment and Social Development Canada concludes wages have stagnated while personal debt levels are record high. It went as far as saying the Canadian dream is more myth than reality. What explains the mixed messages on the fortunes of the middle? It appears to be land, and whether or not you own any. The Stats Can conclusion factored in the value Canadians’ homes whereas the other study looked mainly at income and whether it allows middle class Canadians to get ahead. The haves and have-nots are no longer
necessarily divided by who was born with a silver spoon or who worked hard and sacriﬁced, but rather who bought real estate before the boom. This divide is in especially clear focus here in the Lower Mainland where today’s “middle class” wages will get you laughed out of a mortgage broker’s ofﬁce if you want a single-family home. It’s a big deal in a place where a generation ago, families bought homes and lived comfortable — if not opulent — lives on the earnings of a single income earner. The standard of living most middleclass earners can expect their children to inherit today is not as good as the one their own parents handed to them. That should concern all politicians whose fortunes are tied to the majority of Canadians who make up the sinking middle class.
Heed’s reemergence raises questions The media grabbed the shallow story.They missed the deeper story.We do that, I’ve done it.Talkin’ about the West Vancouver Police Department “scandal.” The real yarn here is the backstory — disgraced ex-cop Kash “The Stallion” Heed’s free pass to claw his way back to political respectability and power. Is this man a reliable witness to sickness in the WVPD? No media report I’ve seen (delighted to be corrected) ran a word on the rise and fall of Heed, brief chief of the police force he now slags for endemic sexism, racism and bullying. And, granting him some credibility,WV Mayor Mike Smith agreed with that assessment, and is committed to cleaning the stables, though troubled that Heed’s “broad brush” tarred the whole department.
This Just In
Heed was quoted at length in a recent scoop by Province reporter Sam Cooper about a 2013 WVPD survey showing nearly 70 per cent of the 83 police ofﬁcers were very dissatisﬁed, a harsh comment on present Chief Constable Peter Lepine’s leadership. Now, some history: Heed, a 29-year police veteran, unsuccessful in
applying for chief of the Vancouver PD, was hired by the WVPD in August 2007. He replaced Scott Armstrong, after an ofﬁcer in an off-duty car accident admitted to driving after drinking with others at the WVPD station. Armstrong had the honesty to admit alcohol was sometimes drunk on site, as he’d done himself. Not rare at cop shops, I suspect. (Incidentally, is there still a beer fridge in Victoria’s Legislative Press Gallery?) Heed cleaned house. Or some said. Any new chief in the milieu of ambitious, A-type cops — well, no surprise, some win, some lose. Anyway, Heed replaced his four top cops.There were suits, at least one since dropped. Early on, Heed controversially scrapped the WVPD’s DARE program against drugs in schools.
Later, without apparent irony, he claimed West Van students were among the heaviest drug users. Later still, he went to a U.S. conference of ofﬁcials with “liberal” attitudes toward drug enforcement, i.e. that it wasn’t working. A consistent Heed hobby-horse was melding Vancouver area police into a single force.Wonder whom he had in mind as chief? Then there was the incident when — a no-no of astounding proportions for a top ofﬁcer — Heed told a police board member that a workplace colleague of hers was under investigation for pornography.This paper’s James Weldon and Jane Seyd dug out the story. Lo, it was the board member who took the fall. Her contract wasn’t renewed. On Feb. 19, 2009, Heed, only 18 months into a ﬁve-year contract,
announced he was resigning — without, Mayor and WVPB chairwoman Pamela Goldsmith-Jones insisted, any previous hints or explanation, except that it was for “personal reasons.” Heed’s lasting legacy was the bold repainting of West Van police vehicles, bearing the now-ironic logo: “Serving with honour.” The board was told Heed would be paid until March 6.Wrong. A deal was quietly struck. He received full salary, about $40,000, until May 19.Which happened to be seven days after the 2009 general election. Which Heed, apparently discovering his personal reason for quitting as WVPD chief, won as Liberal candidate in VancouverFraserview. Later Heed was to boast on Bill Good’s CKNW show that for years Liberal Premier Gordon Campbell
had wooed him into politics, perhaps the source of speculation that the new MLA was tipped to be a future premier. Heed quickly became a media darling. Ian Mulgrew, that tireless pusher of legalizing marijuana, ran a Sun story under the headline “The Man: Heed is just what the doctor ordered as Liberals stumble in justice area.” (That “doctor” should have been sued for malpractice.) Before this political career, Heed’s most enduring utterance was recorded in 2008 on one of his later election team’s Blackberry, as reported by the Province’s Sean Sullivan: “Think of things this way: You are a trainer that has a few horses in your stable ... Wally (Oppal) is getting on and needs to be put out to See Audit page 10
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BC Lib budget all about party philosophy
While the B.C. Liberal government has been accused of putting all of its proverbial eggs in the liqueﬁed natural gas basket, consider this: the provincial budget is forecast to be in surplus for at least the next three years without a cent of LNG revenue even showing up on the books. In fact, the government’s own documents suggest that magical LNG money (it will pay off the debt! was Premier Christy Clark’s excited promise during the last election) won’t have an impact on provincial ﬁnances in any meaningful way for perhaps six or seven years. In the meantime, Finance Minister Mike de Jong has put together an old-fashioned, three-year ﬁscal plan that appears to be a tight-ﬁsted restraint program, albeit one with a potential built-in escape hatch. De Jong is turning off the spending taps in pretty well all government ministries save health, and even there he is continuing to dial back the spending increases that have occurred in that sector for years. Within that ﬁscal plan, he has built some considerable
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ﬂexibility with fairly high forecast allowances and contingency funds, so he may have elbow room to make saving “adjustments” in years two and three (in 2016, for example, de Jong projects a forecast “allowance” of $325 million plus an unusually large contingency fund of $575 million). Something tells me those lofty unallocated dollars won’t hold, and may well be used to pay for such things as public sector wage settlements (including possibly B.C.’s teachers). Of course, I’d be wary in doubting many of de Jong’s forecasts, given the fact he is bringing home a balanced budget for the current ﬁscal year, which ends March 31. Skeptics (myself included) were everywhere when he
ﬁrst introduced that budget a year ago, and de Jong had to endure cat calls and boos about his outlandish claim that he was tabling a balanced budget. Critics (again, myself included) zeroed in on one particular unrealistic goal of that budget: that health-care spending could somehow be contained within a three per cent increase, which seemed unheard of at the time. Well, what do you know. The B.C. healthcare budget is coming in with a 2.7 per cent annual increase, largely because reduced laboratory costs, Pharmacare costs and money saved from shared service efﬁciencies took much of the pressure off the spending curve. But the health-care budget will continue to be a challenge in the years ahead, as the federal government’s new funding model means less federal dollars ﬂowing Canada’s way. Nevertheless, don’t expect de Jong to back away from delivering a balanced budget each and every year, no matter the spending pressures that will surely be felt in health and other areas. Everything the B.C. Liberal government does starts from the premise that the budget must
historic byelection victory in the Fraser Valley riding of Matsqui. I say “historic” because that’s exactly what it was, since the result may have changed the course of B.C. political history. De Jong, an unknown lawyer at the time, beat Social Credit grand dame Grace McCarthy in the byelection. If McCarthy had won,
be balanced.Work back from there, and you can start to understand the government’s core philosophy. For all that talk about LNG, it is really the balanced budget concept that is driving the agenda. There’s another reason to pay some attention to veteran politician Mike de Jong this past week: he tabled his budget almost 20 years to the exact day of his
there was every reason to believe at the time that she could have resurrected the once-proud and powerful Social Credit dynasty. She may very well have convinced another fellow who won a byelection that night — a guy named Gordon Campbell — to cross to her party. If so, the Socreds may
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Friday, February 28, 2014 - North Shore News - A9
Man surrenders to police after standoff JANE SEYD firstname.lastname@example.org
A tense nine-hour standoff between police and an armed man inside a home on the Squamish Nation’s Capilano reserve ended peacefullyTuesday night. West Vancouver police were called to the home in the 200-block of Whonoak Road just after noon, where a 41-year-old man — alone in the home — was reportedly distraught over personal issues and possibly armed with a gun. Police evacuated families from about 10 nearby homes and began lengthy negotiations with the man. Parents were called to
pick up their children from nearby schools to prevent them walking through the cordoned-off area on their way home. At about 9 p.m., the man inside the house surrendered to police negotiators and was taken to Lions Gate Hospital for an assessment under the Mental Health Act. Police seized a hunting riﬂe and ammunition from the home. Jeff Palmer, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department, said no criminal charges are being considered. He described the man as “a good guy from a good family” who was “just having a really difﬁcult day.”
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have been able to eventually leapfrog the upstart B.C. Liberals, led by Gordon Wilson, whose leadership eventually crumbled (allowing Campbell to take over). But de Jong’s victory put McCarthy out to political pasture, and the Socreds faded away and eventually
died out as a political force. Meanwhile, the B.C. Liberals eventually became the free enterprise coalition that was the Socreds for so many years and de Jong has been a mainstay of the government’s cabinet since 2001. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. Keith. Baldrey@globalnews.ca
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INQUIRING REPORTER Another Olympic Games has ﬁnished with Canada’s men’s and women’s hockey teams taking gold. However, with some athletes getting injured and now having to sit out part of their regular season, NHL coaches and owners are questioning whether or not it’s a good idea to send their best players to the Games. But is taking players out of the Olympics a good idea? Could the players just as likely have been injured on home ice? Have your say at nsnews. com. — Anne Watson
Caitlin Wilson North Vancouver “Yes, it just seems sort of unfair because they get paid substantially more.We have all these athletes that can’t afford to go.”
Should the NHL ban players from future Olympics?
John Bird North Vancouver “Yes because they’ve already made their mark in society.”
Michael Kuss North Vancouver “No, they shouldn’t ban them.They should be free to go.What they need to avoid is NHL players overshadowing athletes.”
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No radiation in fish tested: Health Canada Seafood samples show no signs of Fukushima fallout
JOHN GLEESON Contributing writer
Health Canada is citing two separate series of radiation tests on B.C. ﬁsh — along with ongoing ocean monitoring — as reasons why regular domestic seafood testing is not warranted in the wake of the Fukushima nuclear accident. “What we’ve seen so far presents no health risk,” Health Canada senior media relations ofﬁcer Sean Upton said Wednesday. “If increased radiation is found in the waters in 2014 or 2015 then more testing would be done, as needed. We know there’s going to be radiation from Fukushima for years to come. The testing will never stop.” Upton said Health Canada scientists tested 28 ﬁsh samples provided last year by the Department of Fisheries and Oceans (DFO) and no radiation from Fukushima was detected in any of the specimens. While the testing was not part of a formal research study, and was described by Health Canada as an ad hoc technical exercise, Upton said it was also linked to research on the transport of Fukushima radiation to B.C. coastal waters, ﬁrst measured by DFO at “barely detectable” levels in June 2013. “It was done postFukushima and partly because there was a hypothesis that radiation from Fukushima was making its way to the West
Coast and West Coast ﬁsh,” Upton said. More analysis will be done on the same ﬁsh in the spring and “there are plans to share the results publicly in the near future in a small technical note.” Health Canada is also pointing to a separate series of tests, conducted each year since the March 2011 triple meltdown, on Paciﬁc troll-caught albacore tuna samples. Those tests, commissioned by the Canadian Highly Migratory Species Foundation, a non-proﬁt industry-based group headquartered in Victoria, also detected no radiation in any of the samples. Foundation executive director Lorne Clayton said last year’s sub-sample was caught randomly off the B.C. coast in August and sent to the Saskatchewan Research Council’s analytical laboratories in Saskatoon, with the results showing “no residues detected at the lowest detection limits achievable for gamma spectroscopy.” Clayton said his group, which also tested 2010 pre-Fukushima samples from storage to establish baseline data, plans to test B.C. albacore tuna again this year. “Our plan is to continue doing this until there is no longer a problem. It’s on our to-do list, for sure,” he said. Health Canada said it is also collaborating with DFO and reviewed the two study models presented last October at an international ocean
science symposium in Nanaimo, predicting the transport of cesium-137 from Fukushima to the eastern Paciﬁc. “In both cases, estimates of peak levels of cesium-137 on Canada’s west coast are far below Health Canada’s guidelines for radiation in drinking water and in food.” The department is also reviewing DFO’s ocean monitoring data, which so far indicates that radiation levels from Fukushima “are very low and any current contamination in water or in ﬁsh off the West Coast is far below” the same guidelines. Apart from testing and monitoring DFO data, Health Canada cited ﬁndings by the Canadian Food Inspection Agency and “reputable
organizations” such as the International Atomic Energy Agency and Japan’s Nuclear Regulation Authority. Health Canada also quoted an article by one of its scientists, Jing Chen, based on July 2013 monitoring data from Japan and published in the journal Radiation Protection Dosimetry. In the article, Chen concluded that owing to dilution, migration patterns, and the low biological half-life of cesium in ﬁsh, the level in ﬁsh caught outside of Japan is most likely undetectable. “If it were detected, it would be signiﬁcantly below any public health concern, even for individuals with high seafood consumption,”
Chen wrote. Health Canada said Chen’s conclusion “is supported by all sampling of domestic ﬁsh to date.” Earlier this month, Grand Chief Stewart Phillip of the Union of B.C. Indian Chiefs joined other First Nation leaders in calling for Ottawa to start conducting regular testing of domestic Paciﬁc seafood. Upton said Health Canada has been receiving calls from B.C. First Nation people, including one recently from a man who asked whether candleﬁsh was safe to eat. “I told him, ‘There’s no reason not to eat candleﬁsh,’” Upton said. While regular testing is not being contemplated at this time, that will change if circumstances warrant
it, he said. “In the unlikely event that radiation levels in the ocean resulting from leaks from the Fukushima nuclear power plant become a concern, Health Canada would promptly notify the public health authorities (including provincial authorities) of the situation and provide guidance on how best to address the issue/concern,” the department said. “Further, Health Canada would increase its own radiation monitoring of air and precipitation, and collaborate with its federal partners to support increased food and ocean water monitoring, as needed.” John Gleeson is a staff writer with Coast Reporter newspaper.
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Staff will provide an overview of the proposed operating and capital budgets, the highlights of the work program, and the proposed tax increase for 2014. Core services, such as garbage collection and fire protection and large, multi-year projects associated with infrastructure replacement and capital investments are primarily funded by your tax dollars. The District strives to allocate its limited funds to the highest service and infrastructure priorities and that’s where your feedback plays a critical role.
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7^/325^) /53W43 Kelly Selden Representatives of West Vancouver’s Ferry Building Gallery hosted an opening reception for their latest show, Abstracting Colour Photography, Feb. 25. The exhibition features works by three photographic artists, Kelly Selden, Ian Bateson and North Shore News photographer Mike Wakeﬁeld. Community members are invited to meet the artists at the gallery and discuss their respective techniques and processes Saturday, March 1, from 2 to 3 p.m. The show will remain on display until March 9. Wakeﬁeld is also scheduled to give a talk, The Logic of Chance, as part of the Ferry Building’s Art Insider Series, Wednesday, March 5 at 7 p.m. $15 (includes a glass of wine). ferrybuildinggallery.com
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THIS WEEK: — A Terrible Beauty: Edward Burtynsky, a focused survey of photographs the artist produced between 1983 and 2013, opens March 1 at theVancouver Art Gallery. For more information go to vanartgallery.bc.ca. — Composer Michael Conway Baker talks about Igor Stravinsky’s sometimes complicated relationship with Hollywood Tuesday, March 4 from 12:30-1:30 p.m. at Parkgate Library. — Ukiyoe Spectacular’s co-curator Kiriko Watanabe leads a guided gallery tour of theWest Vancouver Museum and the Nikkei National Museum on March 5 from 1 to 4 p.m. Advance registration for private bus tour required. Call 604-925-7179 or email wvmuseum@ westvancouver.ca to reserve spot on tour. More online at nsnews.com/entertainment twitter.com/NSNPulse
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■ Vishtèn at the 25th annual Festival du Bois, Feb. 28-March 2.Vishtèn take the stage three times during the festival at Coquitlam’s Mackin Park, Saturday at 3 p.m. and 7:30 p.m., and Sunday at 11:45 a.m.Tickets: $5-$50. festivaldubois.ca ERIN MCPHEE email@example.com
It’s a pleasing cultural exchange. For more than a decade, Prince Edward Island-born Emmanuelle LeBlanc, a founding member of Acadian, celtic and folk music trioVishtèn, has had the opportunity to play countless stages across Canada and beyond, given an opportunity to engage with audiences and share the music she grew up with. “It’s something that we all heard when we were kids and
we all played and we just have a genuine connection and love for the music,” she says, reachedTuesday from her hometown of Mont-Carmel, a primarily francophone community in the Evangeline area of southwestern P.E.I. “It’s kind of cool to play it and dig up these old songs that nobody’s heard for a long time and play them and people are like, ‘Wow, that’s an old Acadian song? I had no idea.’There are loads of treasures that we still ﬁnd today. It’s passionate work, and at the same time, we allow ourselves to just be inspired by all the old airs and compose some new music.That’s really our process and it just kind of happens naturally.” This week, Emmanuelle and the rest of her band, twin sister Pastelle LeBlanc and Pascal Miousse, a Magdalen Islands native — both of whom also currently reside
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in Mont-Carmel — are embarking on a ﬁve-week tour, starting tonight with a show in Leavenworth,Wash., and then three performances Saturday and Sunday as part of the 25th annual Festival du Bois, billed as the largest francophone festival on Canada’sWest Coast. The festival kicks off tonight with a performance by Alexis Normand at Place des Artes, and runs through Sunday at Coquitlam’s Mackin Park. The family-friendly festival is intended to highlight the French-Canadian pioneer and logging heritage of Maillardville, a Coquitlam community, and brings together a host of Québécois, francophone, celtic, folk, world and roots music artists. In addition toVishtèn, this year’s lineup includes theYves LambertTrio, DeTemps Antan, North Shore Celtic Ensemble,
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Bon Débarras, Matuto and Alouest. Vishtèn last played Festival du Bois more than a decade ago, just after Emmanuelle and Pastelle launched the band in 2000, at that time with a slightly different lineup. “We’re really looking forward to it.We had a great time last time,” says Emmanuelle. “We’ve heard from musician friends that have been in the last years how it’s just a great festival.” In addition to performing the new material they’ve been working on and hope to record in the coming year,Vishtèn will play songs from their last album, 2012’s Mosaik. “We decided for this album that, because we do traditional Acadian music mostly and traditional songs and things like that, we wanted, for Mosaik, to compose all of the music
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for the album, so that was kind of a challenge to write every piece. Although, all of the songs are traditional text still,” says Emmanuelle. They recorded Mosaik with a producer from Quebec, Éloi Painchaud, and used different instrumentation than on their previous records, playing around with harmonium sounds, moog and electric guitar. “It was a little more experimental and in a more contemporary direction than any of the other albums were. It turned out great, we’re really happy with it. It just created a really nice sound,” says Emmanuelle. Following theirWest Coast dates,Vishtèn will head overseas for a string of performances in Germany, their ﬁrst time playing in that country, representing yet another opportunity to share their passion.
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applications for the upcoming Nowrouz Festival exhibition. Deadline for applications: Friday, Feb. 28. Persian Calligraphy Group Exhibition: Classic and modern works will be on display from March 1 to 14. Opening reception: Saturday, March 1, 4-9 p.m.
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DISTRICT LIBRARY GALLERY 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. nvartscouncil.ca NorthVancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition titled By a Thread with paintings by Deborah Bakos until March 25.
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Laudate showcasing some gems of our time NV choral group turn to contemporary repertoire ■ Laudate Singers present North American Sound: Gems of Our Time, Saturday, March 1, 8 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver, and Friday, March 7, 8 p.m. at Holy Rosary Cathedral, 646 Richards St., Vancouver. Tickets: $25/$20/$10 at laudatesingers.com or 604-729-6814. CHRISTINE LYON firstname.lastname@example.org
For their next two concerts, the Laudate Singers are looking beyond the heavy-hitting choral favourites of the Renaissance and Baroque periods and will draw on material from modern-day musical masters. North American Sound: Gems of Our Time shines a spotlight on living composers from Canada and the United States.
Two versions of the concert will be presented: March 1 at St. Andrew’s United Church in North Vancouver, and March 7 at Holy Rosary Cathedral in downtown Vancouver. “I think there’s just a lot of fantastic music out there,” says the Laudate Singers’ artistic director Lars Kaario, describing how he settled on the repertoires. “It’s hard to sort of pare it down.” On March 1, the 27person chamber choir will perform work by American composers Eric Whitacre, Ola Gjeilo and Morten Lauridsen, as well as Vancouver composers Stephen Chatman, Moshe Denburg and Larry Nickel. Two other Vancouver composers, Ed Henderson and Kristopher Fulton, will have new pieces premiered. The March 1 program consists mostly of traditionally styled choral music, Kaario explains, but the pieces differ widely in harmony and rhythm. The exception is R. Murray Schafer’s Miniwanka or The Moments ofWater, which Kaario says is “right out there.” Written 43 years ago, Miniwanka is the oldest selection on the program but undoubtedly
the most “avant garde.” “(Schafer) was really cutting edge, and even today, still very cutting edge.” The Laudate Singers are known for performing music that spans centuries, cultures and genres and Kaario hopes North American Sound will expose both his choir members and choral music lovers to something new. “I thought it would be great to have our audience hear these pieces, great for the choir to learn them — most of this music is new to us — and it’s also a good challenge,” he says. Just because the pieces are all written by North American composers, does not mean they are all in English. The singers have had to master works in Latin, Spanish and even North American indigenous languages for Miniwanka. The St. Andrew’s concert opens with Alleluia (2011) by Eric Whitacre, who Kaario calls one of the most prominent living composers “and a bit of a pop icon too.” Whitacre is known for his virtual choir presentations, in which people around the world record videos of themselves
singing different portions of a composition, send the recordings to him, and he then compiles the thousands of faces and voices into a single video. “People are united around the world on this presentation,” Kaario says. Whitacre’s most recent virtual choir piece Fly to Paradise features 5,905 singers from 101 countries in 8,409 videos. The sheer number of participants is a testament to Whitacre’s large international following, Kaario says. Although the tradition of choral music in North America is not nearly as long as that of Europe, it was still a challenge for Kaario to whittle down the contemporary North American choral canon into just two concerts. “The roots are European,” he says of choral music, comparing the genre to a pyramid with the European masters at the base and modernday North American composers at the top. “Like learning anything, you take what has preceded you and you study that, you understand that and then from that you create your See Organist page 26
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Big World Band find common ground ■ The Big World Band perform The Parrot and the Merchant at Kay Meek Centre, Sunday, March 2, 8 p.m.
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Sunglasses protect your eyes from harmful rays, they make you look undeniably cool and, as Carla D’Angelo knows, the practical fashion accessory is also a great medium for artwork. D’Angelo, a North Vancouver resident and eyewear designer, founded Claudia Alan Inc. in 2003. The company is best known for its Aya collection of sunglasses, readers and optical frames featuring decorative imagery by local First Nations artist Corrine Hunt, who co-designed the 2010 Olympic and Paralympic medals. In March, Claudia Alan is releasing three new sunglasses styles designed in collaboration with Hunt. For ladies, Harmony is a large wrap-style frame featuring a wolf, orca and raven in metal embellishment on the side. For men, Oliver, which D’Angelo describes as “a very handsome style,” is a metal aviator with an eagle design on the temple. Hunter is this season’s unisex style, inspired by the wayfarer silhouette but “a little big larger and more contemporary than the traditional ’60s wayfarer,” explains D’Angelo. The style, which features bamboo arms etched with an eagle design, comes in both a trendy matte frame
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CALENDAR From page 15 Island. Friday-Sunday, noon4 p.m. 604-947-2454 biac.ca GORDON SMITH GALLERY OF CANADIAN ART 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver.WednesdayFriday, noon to 5 p.m. and Saturday, 10:30 a.m.-3 p.m. Adult admission by donation/children free. 604-998-8563 info@ smithfoundation.ca Not Safe to Occupy: Illegal grow-op photos byVictor John Penner will be on display until Feb. 28. Gallery Tours: Thursdays at 12:30 p.m. and Saturdays at 1:30 p.m. Registration required. 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. North Shore Photographic Challenge: AYukon and B.C. competition with works from individual photographers and CAPA clubs Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $20/$17. LIONS BAY ART
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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 March 15.
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SEYMOUR ART GALLERY 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 10 a.m.-5 p.m. daily. 604-924-1378 seymourartgallery.com Archetypical: JanetWang examines the use of portraiture and its place in our digitized world through detailed egg tempera paintings until March 1. Blur — Lucida Lab Collaborative: A recent collaboration of artists Kristina Fiedrich and Annie Briard will run from March 5 to 29. Opening reception: Sunday, March 9, 2-3 p.m.Artist talk: Sunday, March 9, 3-4:30 p.m.
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Need for redemption drives Non-Stop ■ Non-Stop. Directed by Jaume Collet-Serra. Starring Liam Neeson. Rating: 6 (out of 10). JULIE CRAWFORD ContributingWriter
As if the record number of cancelled ﬂights this winter isn’t enough to put you off air travel, how about a trip ﬁlled with poison, bombs and gunplay? Tackling all of the above in the close conﬁnes (and cheap set!) of an airplane is Liam Neeson, late-inlife action hero of such ﬁlms as Taken,The Grey, The A-Team and Unknown. Still masking as a late40-something in his 60s, Neeson’s very particular set of skills come in handy in Non-Stop, as he sniffs out an anonymous hijacker aboard a trans-Atlantic ﬂight. His ID and his intent may be a mystery for the ﬁrst few minutes but if you’ve seen the trailer you know that Bill Marks is a U.S. air marshal tasked with maintaining safety on the plane. As soon as they’re airborne Bill’s Blackberry buzzes and he receives an anonymous threat: someone on board will be killed every 20 minutes unless Bill instructs the airline to deposit $150 million into a numbered account. There is plenty of communication via text messaging early on, and director Jaume ColletSerra struggles with a novel way to convey information to the audience, at one
point trapping Neeson in a carousel of onscreen messages. We go down the list of suspects that Bill idly scanned in the airport: the nervous guy in glasses, the giggling blonde, the man wearing a tagiyah. Bill’s seatmate Jen (Julianne Moore) may be the only one he can trust; she helps him through the shaky takeoff and proves essential later on. As Bill communicates with the cockpit and the TSA rep on the ground it becomes clear that he is now the suspect, and that it’s not just about money. Now Bill has a wellmeaning posse of good guys to ﬁght off as well as the real terrorists to deal with. Let the interrogating begin! You’ve seen airport -bathroom nooky on ﬁlm and even a lavatory snake attack (and if you saw Snakes On A Plane, you watched both occur in the same scene) but you’ve never seen a smackdown like this, as Bill and a bad guy tussle in the toilet for a minute or two. Now, anyone who’s ever been sardined in an airport lavatory helping a child go potty knows there’s no room to raise your arms, much less deliver a death blow. (I’m speaking of the facilities in coach, of course; perhaps the ﬁrst-class bathrooms have little attendants with hot towels?) Downton Abbey’s Lady Mary (Michelle Dockery) slips out of her tiara to play ﬂight attendant Nancy;
Showtimes LANDMARK CINEMAS 6 ESPLANADE 200West Esplanade, NorthVancouver 604-983-2762 Frozen (G) — Sat-Sun 12:45, 3:45 p.m. American Hustle (14A) — Fri-Thur 6:35, 9:35 p.m. The Lego Movie (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:30, 9:15; SatSun 12:30, 3:30, 6:30, 9:15 p.m. The Lego Movie 3D (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 7, 9:20; Sat-Sun 1, 4, 7, 9:20 p.m. Robocop (PG) — Fri, MonThur 6:55, 9:30; Sat-Sun 1:15, 3:55, 6:55, 9:30 p.m. 3 Days to Kill (14A) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:45, 9:25; Sat-
Sun 12:50, 3:40, 6:45, 9:25 p.m. TheWind Rises (G) — Fri, Mon-Thur 6:50, 9:45; SatSun 12:40, 3:50, 6:50, 9:45 p.m. PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., NorthVancouver, 604-985-3911 TheWolf ofWall Street (18A) — Fri, Mon-Wed 8; Sat-Sun 12:30, 4:15, 8 p.m. The Monuments Men (PG)— Fri, Mon-Thur 7, 9:45; Sat 10 a.m., 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:45; Sun 12:50, 3:50, 7, 9:45 p.m. See more page 26
eW/S c^^4:R 43/54 /4 =WTT d/5U4 WR g/2S^ <:TT^3&F^55/#4 3Y5WTT^5 3+90@#+*. @7<9 ";<&) ?"#$ #$) 6<,<' <** #+ B")? >'<"=)' +( 3+90@#+*. _iaEa FD__eh9; Oscar nominee Lupita Nyong’o also has a minor role. Actors Scoot McNairy (Argo), Corey Stoll (House of Cards) and Omar Metwally are among the suspects. There’s also the requisite cute little girl to up the emotional stakes, and to remind Bill of all that he has lost. Underlying the action is Bill’s need for redemption after years of boozing and taking the people in his care for granted. Yes, the spacious bathrooms are silly. So is
the fact that the victims die on cue and Bill can catch his gun in mid air. The script may be elemental but the ﬁlm succeeds because of Neeson’s ﬂawed-hero likability and the decent tension that the ﬁlm delivers. For extra fun, watch Non-Stop’s ofﬁcial trailer and then google the Lego version: the entire 2:30 minute trailer has been remade by the clever Lego movie folks, who don’t want you to forget that their little ﬁlm is still in theatres.
CHRONIC PAIN MANAGEMENT WORKSHOP
Based on the Arthritis Self-Management Program, this workshop introduces participants to self-management skills and the principles of pain management.
Thursday, March 20, 2014
7:00 – 9:00 pm
Harry Jerome Recreation Centre 123 E23rd Street, North Vancouver
To register please call 604-714-5550, in person at Harry Jerome Recreation Centre or call 604-987-7529 (Course #316679) www.arthritis.ca We acknowledge the financial assistance of the province of British Columbia
Curling at the North Shore Winter Club Public Welcome!
Open House 1 - 2:30 pm Sat Mar 1 & Sun Mar 2 A Sport for All Ages & Abilities Children 10+ Welcome Social leagues, day leagues, competitive leagues, party leagues, senior and junior leagues We are the public venue for curling in North Vancouver through a partnership with the North Vancouver Recreation Commission
REGISTER NOW! Call Liz Goldenberg Director of Curling firstname.lastname@example.org 778.588.9489
North Shore Winter Club
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HALL 4773 South Piccadilly Rd., WestVancouver. 604-8127411 caulfeildcovehall.ca
From page 25 Endless Love (PG) — Fri, Mon-Wed 7:10, 9:40; Sat, 9:45 a.m., 4:40, 7:10, 9:40; Sun 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:40 Pompeii 3D — Fri 7:30, 10; Sat, 11:45 a.m., 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10; Sun 2:20, 4:55, 7:30, 10; Mon-Thur 7:20, 9:55 p.m. Non-Stop (PG) — Fri 7:35, 10:05; Sat 11:50 a.m., 2:25, 5, 7:35, 10:05; Sun 2:25, 5, 7:35, 10:05; Mon-Thur 7:30, 10 p.m.Thur 1 p.m. Son of God (PG) — Fri 6:40, 9:50; Sat-Sun 12:20, 3:30, 6:40, 9:50; Mon-Thur 6:45, 9:50 p.m.Thur 1 p.m. 300: Rise of an Empire 3D (18A) — Thur 8, 10:25 p.m. The Metropolitan Opera: Prince Igor — Sat 9 p.m. Romeo and Juliet (PG) — Thur 7 p.m.
CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com Retromania: A tribute to ABBA by Arrival and Fleetwood Mac by Dreams Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $35/$28/$25. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver.Tickets: 604-9816335 kaymeekcentre.com Marc Destrubé and Friends: Marc Destrubé on the violin,Wilbert Hazelzet on the ﬂute, Natalie Mackie on the viola da gamba and Jacques Ogg on the harpsichord will perform classical chamber music Sunday, March 2 at 3 p.m. There will be a pre-concert chat with host MatthewWhite at 2:15 p.m.Tickets: $36/$18/$10. The Parrot and the Merchant: The BigWorld Band will perform the soundscapes of Iran and India Sunday, March 2 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $35/$30/$10. 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: Feb. 28, Simon Kendall; March 7, Shawn Farquhar and March 14, Silk Road.Admission by suggested donation of $10. MOUNT SEYMOUR UNITED CHURCH 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Seycove Music Recital Series — Leaping into Spring: Classical chamber music Friday, March 7 at 7 p.m. Complimentary wine and cheese to follow.Tickets: $20/$5. seycovemusic.ca
UNITED BAND EY^ _/3 d^3Y^Rb DRW3b j5:28' 4Y:0+/4WR[ 4:S^ :] 3Y^ -^43 +:R3^S8:5/5b 8T/b^54 WR 3Y^ V/`` 4+^R^' 8^5]:5S /3 3Y^ C:[2^ EY^/35^ :R d:R)/b' d/5+Y Q /3 L 8%S% WR / </8 g/`` 85^4^R3/3W:R% EY^ 62WR3^3 ?]^/325WR[ <Y5W4 _:33^5' >R3:RW: F/R+Y^`' =^R BWTTW/S4' jW2TW: </5S/44W /R) d^3Y^Rb( Y/1^ V243 5^T^/4^) / R^0 /T-2S 8"92 :R 3Y^ c:R^42+Y T/-^T' /R) Y/1^ 43/53^) / 3:25 0YW+Y 0WTT 3/U^ 3Y^S 3Y5:2[Y c:53Y >S^5W+/ /R) 925:8^% EW+U^34 @OM$@OP /5^ /1/WT/-T^ /3 c:53Y^5R EW+U^34 =:. a]K+^ N"P&ONJ&!!PP% 7:5 S:5^ WR]:5S/3W:R :R 28+:SWR[ +:R+^534 WR 3Y^ </8 g/`` 4^5W^4 1W4W3 +/8WT/R:2%+/$-T2^4Y:5^KR/R+W/T+^R35^$91^R34$% _iaEa FD__eh9; special guests Bill Coon, Heather Pawsey and Karin Plato Saturday, March 8 at 7 p.m.Tickets: $20. Funds raised will support prostate cancer research. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca PianistWayneWeng will perform Thursday, March 6 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12. Meek andYuan: Pianists Scott Meek and ClareYuan will perform a program featuring four hands on one piano Thursday, March 13 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12.
PINNACLE HOTEL AT THE PIER 138Victory ShipWay, North Vancouver. 604-986-7437 The Maria Ho Trio will perform jazz standards Friday, Feb. 28 from 8 to 11 p.m. Accompanying Maria will be pianist Brenda Baird and Tim Stacey on the bass.
ST. ANDREW’S UNITED CHURCH 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. 604-985-0408 st-andrews-united.ca North American Sound: The Laudate Singers will celebrate the choral music of today from Canada and the United States Sunday, March 1 at 8 p.m.Admission: $25/$20/$10.Tickets and info: 604-729-6814 or laudatesingers.com.
PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver.Tickets: 604-9903474 phtheatre.org Music for Life: A fundraiser with music by Rueben Curr and the Heavy Hitters with
VOGUE THEATRE 918 Granville St.,Vancouver. Cap Jazz: The Pat Metheny Unity Group will perform Monday March 3 at 8 p.m. Admission: $57/$54.Tickets: 604-569-1144 or capilanou. ca/blueshoreﬁnancialcentre/.
WESTVANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Friday Night Concert: Traditional Mexican music with a northern twist will be performed by Mariachi Los Dorados Friday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m.
ANNE MACDONALD STUDIO 333 Chesterﬁeld Ave., North Vancouver. Grand Theft Impro: An improv sketch show that uses audiences suggestions to create 90 minutes of stories, scenes, songs and comedic chaos, the last Saturday of every month at 10:30 p.m.Tickets: $12. CAPILANO LIBRARY 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. 604-987-4471 x8175 nvdpl.ca Capilano Readers Theatre —Winnie-the-Pooh: Stories, poems and songs will be read and animated by a group of storytellersWednesday, March 5, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. CAPILANO UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 2055 PurcellWay, North Vancouver. 604-9907810 capilanou.ca/
blueshoreﬁnancialcentre/ Chelsea Hotel — The Songs of Leonard Cohen: An eclectic cabaret of loves won and lost Monday, March 3 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $39/$35/$20. DEEP COVE SHAW THEATRE 4360 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. 604-929-9456 ﬁrstimpressionstheatre.com Private Eyes: A comedy of suspicionWednesdays to Saturdays until March 15 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $18/$16. HIGHLANDS UNITED CHURCH 3255 Edgemont Blvd., NorthVancouver. 604-9806071 x23 highlandsunited.org Jesus Christ Superstar: A musical loosely based on the Gospel’s account of the last week of Jesus’s life March 5-9 at 8 p.m.Admission: $22. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Alice inWonderland: A Sentinel secondary stage production will run until March 1 at 7:30 p.m. with a matinee March 1 at 2 p.m..Admission: $17/$15.Tickets: sentinelstage. ca or at the door. THEATRE AT HENDRY HALL 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. 604-983-2633 northvanplayers.ca
A Little Grimley Evening: Two short comedies, Last Tango in Little Grimley and Last Panto in Little Grimley, will be performed by the SMP Dramatic Society until March 1 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $15. Reservations: 604-767-0665
KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Showcase 2014: A presentation of Pro Arte Centre’s pre-professional and competitive training programs Saturday, March 1 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $26/$18.
Clubs and pubs
BEAN AROUND THE WORLD COFFEES/ BEANS ON LONSDALE 1802 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music every Thursday, 8 p.m. 604-985-2326 CASA NOVA CAFÉ 116 East 14th St., North Vancouver. 604-983-2223 email@example.com CAULFEILD COVE HALL 4773 South Piccadilly Rd.,West Vancouver. 604-812-7411 caulfeildcovehall.ca ELECTRIC OWL See more page 27
PACIFIC CINEMATHEQUE 1131 Howe St., 604-688-FILM www.cinematheque.bc.ca. Jean-Luc Cinéma Godard Final week of Godard retrospective features Two or Three Things I Know About Her (1966) tonight at 6:30 p.m. followed by Bande à part (1964) with Anna Karina at 8:25 p.m. VANCITY THEATRE 1181 Seymour St. (at Davie),www.vifc.org The Selﬁsh Giant Inspired by the short story by Oscar Wilde the second feature from Clio Bernard (The Arbor) has been described as a kind of “supercharged Ken Loach ﬁlm.”
Organist sits in with choir From page 16 own language.” The second North American Sounds concert at Holy Rosary Cathedral will feature a different repertoire since the venue permits only sacred music. Here, the Laudate Singers will be joined by church organist Dénis Bedard. The program features works by many of the same composers as the March 1 presentation and will also include the two new commissions. “It’s very important that we’re having composers continue to compose,” Kaario says, “otherwise the tradition will die and we’ll just have all old music, so it’s very important to hear new music.”
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If you’re thinking of buying a home, don’t miss this free seminar! This event ﬁlls quickly and seating is limited
928 Main St.,Vancouver. 604-558-0928
20th Annual Free Seminar for First-time Home Buyers Tuesday, March 11
FINCH AND BARLEY 250 East First St., North Vancouver. ﬁnchandbarley. com HUGO’S RESTAURANT 5775 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-281-2111 Open Mic: Every Thursday from 6:30 to 9:30 p.m. Live Music: Every Saturday evening with jazz on the second and last Saturday of each month.
7 to 9 p.m. at the Bell Performing Arts Centre Doors and exhibitor displays open at 6 p.m. 6250 144 Street, Surrey Register now at www.gvhba.org or call 778-565-4288
JACK LONSDALE’S PUB 1433 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. Live music every Friday and Saturday at 9 p.m. 604-986-7333 Although the seminar is free, attendees are asked to bring a food item for the Surrey Food Bank
LARSON STATION RESTAURANT Gleneagles Clubhouse, 6190 Marine Dr.,WestVancouver. 778279-8874 LEGION #118 123West 15th St., North Vancouver. 604-985-1115 firstname.lastname@example.org NARROWS PUB1979 Spicer Rd., NorthVancouver. 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. THE RAVEN PUB 1052 Deep Cove Rd., North Vancouver. theravenpub.com AdamWoodall performs acoustic music every Thursday, 7:30-11:30 p.m. RED LION BAR & GRILL 2427 Marine Drive,West Vancouver. 604-926-8838 Jazz Pianist Randy Doherty will perform every Thursday, 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. SAILOR HAGAR’S BREW PUB 235West First St., North Vancouver. Live music every Friday and Saturday, 9 p.m.1 a.m. 604-984-3087 THEVILLAGE
COASTAL DANCE FESTIVAL c:53Y C/R+:21^5#4 d/5[/5^3 j5^RW^5 /R) Y^5 ;/R+^54 :] ;/S^T/Y/SW) Y:43 3Y^ /RR2/T <:/43/T 7W543 c/3W:R4 ;/R+^ 7^43W1/T /3 D=<#4 d24^2S :] >R3Y5:8:T:[b d/5+Y M&J% 7^/325^) 8^5]:5S^54 WR+T2)^ ;/UYUA fY0A/R ?hRT/R) ETWR[W3(' E4/342 F3/T6/b2 ?<:/43 B:T] _/+U \ d2462^/S( /R) <:S8/W[RW C#RW ;/R4W ?d,3W4(% 7:5 S:5^ WR]:5S/3W:R :R 3YW4 b^/5#4 ]^43W1/T 1W4W3 )/S^T/Y/SW)%+/% 7:5 /R WR3^51W^0 0W3Y j5^RW^5 )25WR[ T/43 b^/5#4 ]^43 [: 3: R4R^04%+:S$R^04$ )/R+^54&:]&)/S^T/Y/SW)&Y:43&+:/43/T&K543&R/3W:R4&)/R+^& ]^43W1/T&!%QNkNkL% _iaEa CINDY GOODMAN TAPHOUSE TheVillage at Park Royal, WestVancouver. 604-9228882. WAVES COFFEE HOUSE 3050 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver.
CAFÉ FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 138-140 East Esplanade, NorthVancouver. MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 778-340-3379 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 third Thursday of the month, 7-9:30 p.m. CAPILANO LIBRARY 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. 604-987-4471 x8175 nvdpl.ca Movies atYour Library: The Pink Panther will be
screened Friday, March 14, 6:30-8:30 p.m. Free. CAPILANO UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 2055 PurcellWay, North Vancouver. 604-9907810 capilanou.ca/ blueshoreﬁnancialcentre/ From the Front to theWest Coast:The Recollections of the FinnishWarVeterans in Vancouver: This FinnishCanadian documentary ﬁlm will be screened Sunday, March 9 at 2 p.m.Admission: $10. FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7270 ferrybuildinggallery.com Art Insider Series — The Logic of Chance: Join North Shore News photographer Mike Wakeﬁeld for an evening of lighthearted stories, ideas and photographsWednesday March 5, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $15 which includes a glass of wine and refreshments. Register early due to limited seating.
Tuesday,March11th,7:30pm Park Royal North
The North Shore Sport Awards is a celebration of sport achievement at all levels; community, high school, provincial, and international. The awards also include categories for coaching, volunteering & fair play.
Come and enjoy this FREE community event
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1277 LynnValley Rd., North Vancouver. 604-984-0286 x8144 nvdpl.ca Movies atYour Library: A screening of Captain Phillips will take place Friday, Feb. 28, 6-8:45 p.m. Registration required. Free. SFU Philosopher’s Café: Sideh Manavipour will moderate a discussion Wednesday, March 12, 7 p.m. on the topic:“Is the phenomenon ‘God’ real?” 778782-8000 philosopherscafe.net.
Art History Evening: A celebration of International Women’s Day with a presentation from art historian Efrat El-Hanany on 17th century Italian painter Artemisia Gentileschi Monday, March 10 at 7 p.m.Admission: $15. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Movies at the Meek: Gabrielle screening March 4 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $12.
PARKGATE LIBRARY 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. 604-929-3727 x8168 nvdpl.ca Stravinsky and
Hollywood: Composer Michael Conway Baker talks about Igor Stravinsky’s sometimes complicated relationship with Hollywood Tuesday, March 4, 12:30-1:30 p.m. Author Talks: Alyson Jones will lend her expertise to provide a common sense wake-up call to help ﬁnd more in life Thursday, March 6, 7-8:30 p.m. Free. Registration required. PARK & TILFORD CINEPLEX ODEON 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. The InvisibleWoman will playWednesday, March 12 at 7 p.m.Tickets: $11. Info: 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil. ca/events/north-shoreinternational-ﬁlm-series. SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca Songs and Stories: Composer Michael Conway Baker will share show biz, ﬁlm and concert music stories past
and present the thirdWednesday of every month, 10:30-11:30 a.m.Admission by donation. WESTVANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr.,West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Monday Night Movies will be screened at 6:30 p.m. Schedule: March 3,The Butler; March 10, 20 Feet from Stardom; March 24, Enough Said; March 31, Captain Phillips and April 7 About Time. Jazz Talks with Neil Ritchie: Unique seminars touching on topics from across the decades Tuesdays, until
March 4, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. Opera with Nicolas Krusek: Talks on French operaWednesdays, March 5, 12, 26,April 2 and 16 from 12:30 to 2:30 p.m. SFU Philosopher’s Café: Randall Mackinnon will moderate a discussion, Friday, March 21 from 10:30 a.m. to noon on the topic:“Are we losing our way? Is the regional vision of MetroVancouver under threat?” 778-782-8000 philosopherscafe.net — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to email@example.com.
restaurant guide $ Bargain Fare ($5-8) $ $ Inexpensive ($9-12) $ $ $ Moderate ($13-15) $ $ $ $ Fine Dining ($15-25) LIVE MUSIC
AUSTRIAN Jagerhof Restaurant
BRITISH $ $ $ The Cheshire Cheese Restaurant & Bar
Best Little Schnitzel House in Town
71 Lonsdale Ave, N. Van. 604-980-4316
BISTRO Hugos,Artisanal Pizzas and Global Tapas $$
Excellent seafood and British dishes on the Waterfront. Friday and Saturday, Prime Rib Dinner. Sunday,Turkey Dinner.Weekends and Holidays, our acclaimed Eggs Benny. Open for lunch or dinner, 7 days a week.
For 2 or 200! Enjoy sweeping views through the 6th fairway,to the ocean at Gleneagles Clubhouse.Larson Station West Coast Bistro,a fabulous little restaurant and banquet facility, tucked away on the Gleneagles Golf Course.LIVE MUSIC Fridays & Saturdays BRUNCH on weekends. Family friendly & casual,with ﬂ avours of the West Coast.
1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. 604-988-9885
Chef Hung Taiwanese Noodle
BIG SCREEN SPORTS
The Salmon House
This winter,why not chase the cold away by cozying up in the warmth of Hugos? 2nd Floor Lonsdale Quay Market, N. Van. 604-987-3322 Bring your family and friends for lunch or dinner and choose from our menu of global favourites.From Neopolitan style pizza to Swiss fondue or crackling Neighbourhood chicken thighs with tamarind sauce Noodles House $ to authentic Tom Kha Gai...there is North Shore’s best variety & quality something for everyone. Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner 5775 Marine Drive, West Vancouver 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. 604-281-2111 Free delivery min.$20.00 order within firstname.lastname@example.org, 3 kms.
Larson Station West Coast Bistro & Banquets $ $ $
Serving spectacular views and ﬁne, indigenous west coast cuisine for over 30 years. Lunch, dinner and Sunday brunch. Live entertainment in Coho Lounge on weekend evenings.
2229 Folkestone Way, W. Van. Reservations: www.salmonhouse.com or call 604-926-3212
Critically acclaimed worldwide for its delectable beef noodle, Chef Hung has won numerous Championships in Taiwan and now crowned the Kypriaki Taverna $$ 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. 778-279-8822 5 Greek restaurants in the Lower 6190 Marine Drive, West Vancouver Mainland.With our outstanding UBC Wesbrook Village: 778-279-8874 food, reasonable prices, friendly 102 - 3313 Shrum Lane, Vancouver Truffle House & Café $$ 604-228-8765 service and candle-lit charm you will The Trufﬂe House & Café is truly a see why so many people call it their Aberdeen Centre: warm place to eat European cuisine favourite restaurant. Call for delivery/ with friendly service and reasonable 2800 - 4151 Hazelbridge Way, Richmond take out tonight or come in for a price. Philippe & Fabienne Chaber 604-295-9357 relaxing Mediterranean experience. have created a cozy and www.chefhungnoodle.com
comfortable atmosphere and offer a delicious combination of French, Italian and West Coast specialties that your taste buds will love.Already $$ well known for their brunch & lunch, The Observatory An epicurean experience 3700’ the Trufﬂe House is pleased to offer you DINNER! Join us Friday & above the twinkling lights of Saturday evenings from 5-10 pm for Vancouver. delicious seasonal menus.
1356 Marine Dr, N. Van. 604-985-7955
2452 Marine Drive, W. Van. 604-922-4222 www.trufflehousecafe.com
Grouse Mtn, 6400 Nancy Greene Way, N. Van. 604-998-4403
Handi Cuisine of India
Village Tap House $$
Reader’s Choice 2006 Winner offering Authentic Indian Cuisine. Open for lunch and dinner,7 days a week.Weekend buffet,ocean view, free delivery.
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.
$ $ 1373 Marine Dr. (2nd flr) W. Van. 604-926-4913
1340 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-925-5262 www.handi-restaurant.com
FRENCH Chez Michel
Where one spicy sauce does not ﬁt all.Readers’Choice award winning restaurant for 5 years! Open for Lunch & Dinner.Lunch Buffet $10.95.
116 East 15th St, N. Van. 604-986-7555 www.palkirestaurant.com
VOTED 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.
1177 Lynn Valley Road, N. Van www.blackbearpub.com 604.990.8880
The Rusty Gull
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
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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The Black Bear Neighbhourhood Pub
Pier 7 restaurant + bar $$$
Enjoy dining on the waterfront with our inspired west coast boat-to-table choices that feature seasonal offerings.Our bar features an extensive wine and cocktail list and 5T.V.s so you’ll never miss a game.We are located in Lower Lonsdale at the Pier,on the water. No other restaurant in North Vancouver gets you this close to the water.We are open for Lunch & Dinner. Pier 7: Brunch is now served until 2:30.on weekends and statutory holidays
25 Wallace Mews North Vancouver,BC 604-929-7437 www.pierseven.ca
The Lobby Restaurant at the Pinnacle Hotel
Montgomery’s Fish & Chips $
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!
International Food Court, Lonsdale Quay Market 604-929-8416
C-Lovers Fish & Chips
The best ﬁsh & chips on the North Shore!
Marine Dr. @ Pemberton, N. Van. 604-980-9993 & OUR NEW LOCATION: 6640 Royal Ave., Horseshoe Bay, W. Van. 604-913-0994 The fastest growing Fish & Chips on the North Shore.
The MarinaSide Grill
THAI Thai PudPong Restaurant
West Vancouver’s original Thai Restaurant. Serving authentic Thai cuisine. Open Monday-Friday for lunch. 7 days a week for dinner.
1474 Marine Dr., W. Van. 604-921-1069 www.thaipudpong.com
138 Victory Ship Way, N. Van. 604-973-8000 www.pinnaclepierhotel.com
Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu. From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad, clam chowder, king crab, steaks, seafood style cordon bleu. Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com.
1653 Columbia St, N. Van. (2 blks South of Main & Mtn Hwy under the bridge) 604-988-0038 www.marinagrill.com
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GM recalls 1.3 million cars for potentially fatal ignition ﬂaw The recall is now such a part of the modern automotive world that we sometimes let the headlines wash past us and blithely continue on our way. We’ll get to it later, after the groceries, and the school run, and the commute, and all the other busyness of life. It’s not unlike the annoying pop-up that keeps reminding you that your Adobe software is out-of-date for the four billionth time. No, I don’t want to download and re-install yet again; I just want to check my email and go to bed. However, as recalls go, this is one that can’t be ignored. The ignition
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propel it from a standstill to 100 kilometres per hour in 5.3 seconds and on to an electronically limited top speed of 250 km/h. This is true sports car territory — something not often achieved in a luxury SUV. Like the S4, the SQ5 handles well and has just the right amount of power to allow you to enjoy the driving experience.The exhaust note made when on the throttle can be intoxicating and adds to the satisfying feel. Drivers of the S4 will feel at ease using the SQ5’s paddle shifters which control the eight-speed Tiptronic automatic transmission as they feel similar, though the S4/S5 utilizes DSG style with seven-speed transmission while the SQ5 uses the more traditional Tiptronic design with eightspeed. The sport-tuned suspension on the SQ5 is ﬁrm, but not overly so.When adding sport packages, many manufacturers make the car unpleasant to drive over long distances, but Audi has avoided that and given the SQ5 good balance.
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switches on a great number of GM vehicles are potentially faulty, and they could cause death or serious injury. The problem is a wonkiness in the key tumbler that can cause the ignition to slip out of the run position, turning the car off suddenly. This can happen at-speed, and can be caused by something as innocuous as the bump of a highway expansion joint. With the engine off, obviously there’s a sudden power loss, but power steering and braking dies too, and airbags are shut down. To date, 13 fatalities and more than thirty serious accidents are being attributed to this issue. The cars affected are Saturn Ion coupes and sedans built from 20032007, Chevy Cobalts and Pontiac G5s from 2005-2007, and Chevrolet HHRs, Solstices, and Saturn Skys built between 2006-2007. Please, if you have one of these vehicles, get to your local dealer as soon as possible to have the problem ﬁxed. Nissan Micra returns, eliminates Versa sedan While automotive enthusiasts are always excited about the latest high-powered, stick-shift, wagon-bodied car that probably won’t even make it to North America, here’s a Canada-only original that gets me all excited in a different way. It’s the return of the plucky little Nissan Micra. My university roommate had one of the originals. We named it “Mikey,” and oh dear Lord was it slow. Seriously — you couldn’t pick a ﬁght with a kid in a Power Wheels Jeep. It was, however, almost comically fuel-efﬁcient: “I gotta go put gas in Mikey.” “What, is it March again already?” Also, it was a fun to drive little thing, easy to park and ideally suited for the urban environment. The new one, based on the Nissan March, looks fantastic, with some of that old Nissan spunkiness. It’s got a perky little 1.6-litre engine, an available ﬁvespeed manual, and it costs less than $10,000 for the base model. It also marks the demise of the Versa Sedan, which wasn’t really a bad car at all, just a little less sensible
than buying a small hatchback. The Micra is also cheaper than the Versa Sedan, so visitors to Nissan showrooms will be able to have their pick of two economical hatchbacks — go for the Versa Note for more space and comfort, or keep an eye on the bottom line with the Micra. Last, just because I always have to throw out the request for something with a little more sporting prowess, it should be noted that you can get the March in a Nismo variant overseas. While I’d argue that we keep power levels the same for frugality, it’d be pretty neat if Nissan offered suspension and exhaust tuning packages for cheapskates who want to speed skate.
Hennessy Venom GT is world’s fastest car The Hennessy Venom GT, if you haven’t heard of it, is a Lotus Elise with a twin-turbo V-8 swapped in that makes 1,244 horsepower. It has a manual gearbox and, as you can imagine, is a tad tricky to drive. Imagine an angry rhinoceros attached to one of those harnessracing buggies and you get the general idea. Now, Hennessy performance can claim the much vaunted title of world’s fastest production car, having run down the tarmac at the Kennedy Space Center at more than 435 kilometres per hour (270 miles per hour). For the record, that’s quicker than Bugatti has been able to get their Bugatti to run. Unfortunately, this was only a one-way run, and because just 29 Venoms are being built, that’s one run and one car short of the necessary limits required to go down in the Guinness Book of World Records. The Venom does have a standing record as the fastest car to 300 km/h, so should you be hanging around in a pub with a Veyron owner, there’s always that argument to be made. However, let me throw down a gauntlet here, as unlikely as it is that John Hennessy is going to ﬁnd himself reading a community newspaper in British Columbia. I have a challenge for you, good sir, and it’s one for the history books. Last year, Hennessy ran a nitrous-powered Stingray Corvette past the 320 km/
h mark on a new Texas toll road. Don’t worry — the road wasn’t open yet, and the cops were on hand to clock the speed, not to hand out a whopping ticket. If Mr. Hennessy can get permission to run his Venom at 435 km/h on the same piece of closed, yet public, road, he’ll be able to claim the fastest speed ever recorded on public roads. Why is this important? Because currently the record belongs to the Mercedes-
Benz W125 Rekordwagon in 1938, and while the history of the time is fairly convoluted, that speed record was used by the Nazis as propaganda. Time to whip the Nazis, Mr. Hennessy, Indiana Jones haymaker style. Finland gets glow-in-thedark reindeer Rudolph is about to get some company. In an effort to reduce animal collisions on dark Nordic highways, the Finns have decided that reindeer
should be all aglow. Basically, Santa just got high beams. In Finland, all the reindeer are privately owned by herders, so it’s not like we’re talking wild animals here. The herding association is currently testing out things with just 20 animals, lighting up their antlers with brightlyglowing permanent paint, and hosing down their bodies with a more dilute solution. It’s all non-toxic of course, and only lights
up brightly when hit by a vehicle’s headlights. Think of it as a reindeer hi-vis vest. Of course, if you’re just visiting the country, a giant, glowing reindeer wandering across the road like Harry Potter’s patronus spell will absolutely scare the crap out of you. Don’t worry, it’s all in the name of safer reindeer games. 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.
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A wolf in sheep’s pricing. The 2014 Mercedes-Benz CLA. Starting at $36,960*. Test drives of the new 2014 CLA rarely end after the test drive. The CLA combines adrenaline-pumping power with incredible handling from our ESP® Dynamic Cornering Assist system. And it does it from just $36,960*. If you’re not convinced yet, you will be after just one drive. Book a test drive today at Mercedes-Benz North Shore.
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© 2014 Mercedes-Benz Canada Inc. Vehicle shown with optional equipment available at extra cost: 2014 CLA 250 with optional Sport Package, optional 18” wheels, and optional Bi-Xenon Headlamps shown above. *2014 CLA 250 National MSRP starts at $33,900. Total price of $36,960, include freight/PDI of $2,295,dealer admin fee of $595, air-conditioning levy of $100, PPSA up to $45.48 and a $25 fee covering EHF tires, ﬁlters and batteries. Additional options, fees and taxes are extra. Vehicle license, insurance, and registration are extra. Dealer may sell for less. See your Mercedes-Benz North Vancouver location for exact pricing details. For test drives, call the Customer Care Centre at 604-331-BENZ (2369).
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are logically laid out with most of the car’s functions operated via a centre swivel wheel.The highlight of the SQ5’s cabin though is the build quality. Everything you touch just feels expensive. Features The SQ5 has a starting price of $57,000. Standard equipment includes panoramic glass roof, power tailgate, electronically foldable auto dimming heated exterior mirrors, three-zone climate control, heated front seats, satellite radio and Bluetooth. Additional features, available as options or on higher trims, include adaptive headlights, rearview camera, adaptive cruise control, heated rear seats, rear seat entertainment system and Homelink. Fuel efﬁciency numbers are 13.2 city and 8.2 highway (litres/100 kilometres). Thumbs up Audi vehicles have become known for their reﬁnement and the SQ5 doesn’t disappoint.The engine works as well in this car as it does in the S4/S5 and handling is very good for a sport crossover. Thumbs down With a starting price $17,000 over that of a base model Q5, the step up to the S model requires careful consideration. Also, the Q5’s lifecycle may be nearing its end so a new model may be appearing in the not-toodistant future (likely next calendar year). The bottom line The 2014 SQ5 is a unique vehicle for Audi as it gives owners of its performance sedans a viable move up to a larger vehicle with more practicality while retaining the character they love. Competitors BMW X5 M If performance truly is your main focus when you’re shopping for an SUV, the BMW X5 M is hard to beat. Its 555 h.p.V-8 puts many sports cars to shame. The X5 M’s starting price of $98,500 is also considerably more than the Audi’s.
Mercedes-Benz ML 550 4Matic The Mercedes-Benz M-Class is a luxurious SUV yet is still capable of
handling some off-road duty. The ML 550, with its 402 h.p. V-8, is the mid-range sport version sandwiched between the
302 h.p. ML 350 and the 518 h.p. ML 63 AMG. Price wise it’s also middle of the line-up with a starting price of $78,500.
segment and shows no signs of slowing down. The Cayenne Turbo is certainly not the most affordable people-mover and ranges in price from $57,500 all the way up to $166,600. email@example.com
††No Payments for 90 Days (payment deferral) offer is available on new in-stock 2014 CX-5 models and only applies to purchase ﬁnance offers on approved credit. No interest will accrue during the ﬁrst 60 days of the ﬁnance contract. After this period interest will begin to accrue and the purchaser will repay the principal and interest monthly over the term of the contract. Offer available Feb 1-28, 2014. †Based on a representative example using a ﬁnance price of $24,890 for 2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00) at a rate of 2.99% APR, the cost of borrowing for an 84-month term is $2,726, bi-weekly payment is $152, total ﬁnance obligation is $27,616. Taxes are extra and required at the time of purchase. **Lease offers available on approved credit for new 2014 Mazda3 GX (D4XK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00) with a lease APR of 2.49%/0.99% and bi-weekly payments of $79/$127 for 36/48 months, the total lease obligation is $7,757/$13,245, including down payment of $1,600/$0. PPSA and ﬁrst monthly payment due at lease inception. 20,000 km lease allowance per year, if exceeded, additional 8¢/km applies. 25,000 km leases available. Offered leasing available to retail customers only. Taxes extra. *The starting from price for 2014 Mazda3 GX (D4XK64AA00)/2014 CX-5 GX (NVXK64AA00)/2014 Mazda6 GX (G4XL64AA00) is $17,690/$24,990/$26,290. All prices include freight & PDI of $1,695/$1,895 for Mazda3, Mazda6/CX-5. PPSA, licence, insurance, taxes, down payment and other dealer charges are extra and may be required at the time of purchase. Dealer may sell/lease for less. Dealer order/trade may be necessary on certain vehicles. Lease and Finance on approved credit for qualiﬁed customers only. Offers valid Feb 1 - 28, 2014, while supplies last. Prices and rates subject to change without notice. Visit mazda.ca or see your dealer for complete details.
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Porsche Cayenne If you want mammoth performance, yet need something practical, the Porsche Cayenne has a model to suit your needs. The Cayenne is the pioneer of the sport crossover
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