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Residents sound off on Lynn Valley town centre JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

To redevelop or not to redevelop? That question dominated Tuesday’s four-hour public hearing on the proposal to swap Zellers for residential towers at Lynn Valley mall — which will either rejuvenate an exhausted shopping centre or tighten the traffic stranglehold choking the North Shore — depending on who you believe. It was standing-room

only in council chambers, with residents packing two nearby rooms and an atrium as more than 40 speakers took to the microphone to make their case. If the project is approved, Bosa will demolish Zellers to make way for six towers between four and 12 storeys. The height of the buildings ranges from 55 to 150 feet. The 4.8-acre development includes 377 apartments and 22 townhouses. Four of the See Traffic page 3

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An Edmonton couple in NorthVancouver to attend a wedding last weekend have been left wondering whether they were targeted through social media after being robbed at gunpoint inside their hotel room. Justin Connor and Tamara Morie, both in their 20s, were back in their room following the wedding on Friday when a man they didn’t know — who introduced himself as a friend of a friend — knocked

on their door. When they opened it, three men burst into the room — one of them brandishing a pistol — and demanded they hand over valuables. One of the men also allegedly pistol-whipped Connor by hitting him over the head with the gun during the robbery. The pair handed over their cellphones, wallets containing cash, jewelry and a iPad to the robbers, who quickly fled the scene. But they didn’t get away

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towers will sit on a onestorey podium — totalling 50,000 square feet of commercial space. Besides the Zellers, the project would also swallow up the former District of North Vancouver library. The project’s proponents have described the mall as a morgue, but Lynn Valley resident Marilyn Harkness questioned that assertion. “It is currently difficult most days to find a parking space at the mall even though the mall is constantly being referred to as dead,” she said. There are currently more than 1,000 units in various stages of consideration and development slated for Lynn Valley, which irked Harkness. “I do not understand why all the development in the district has to occur at the same time. It is almost as though council has a rampant addiction to speed up the destruction of our treasured paradise,” she said. Harkness was one of several speakers who suggested the towers would be too imposing. “The proposed height and density are almost criminal and will destroy the ambience of the mountain community,” she said. The entire project would have a floor space ratio of 2.36, which measures the development’s total floor space against the area of the lot. Harkness concluded by saying there was no reason to expect greater public transit in Lynn Valley, given that Surrey’s major growth has not alleviated that city’s transit woes. Harkness received a

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“The only way we can keep this magnificent backdrop is to concentrate the density — that is inevitable — in the very centre,” she said. The alternative is to watch houses creep up the mountainside, according to Bragg. “We do have to open our minds to compromise by accepting this opportunity to redevelop this land . . . which is no longer giving us its highest and best use,” she said. The development offers a chance for the district to start solving its housing problems, according to Bragg. “Those who stock our grocery store shelves, mow our lawns, clean our houses, run our childcare

services, teach in our schools, work in our clinics and hospitals, our police and firemen: all these people need a place to live.They are Lynn Valley people,” she said. The package also includes six units of affordable rental housing to be operated by a non-profit society. Each unit is slated to be sold at approximately $150,000 below market value. Suzanne Klassen, an advocate with the North Shore Disability Resource Centre, supported the project. Traffic congestion was a major theme among the project’s detractors. Glenn Mackenzie asked council to consider

development throughout the District and City of North Vancouver when making their decision. Calling Lynn Valley a “transit desert,” Hazen Colbert questioned the projections showing a modest increase in traffic. “The traffic review fails to present the truck prohibition on Mountain Highway, so during the 10-year phased development period, trucks will only use Lynn Valley,” he said. If the project is approved, Bosa would be on the hook for $4.5 million in district amenities, including $1.6 million in transportation improvements, $500,000 for public art, and other money for trail improvements.

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All-ages cycling paths are key to $20M long-term vision NIALL SHANNON nshannon@nsnews.com

The City of North Vancouver has adopted a new long-term vision for the city’s bike lanes, which could cost in the neighbourhood of $20 million or more. Called the All Ages and Abilities Bicycle Network, the AAA network builds off city council’s plan established in 2012.The AAA routes will be larger,

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wider and separated from car traffic with the intention of encouraging cycling and protecting both cyclists and drivers from harm. Five options for the AAA network were presented to council by city staff, from the least to most expensive, with the fifth option suggested by staff as the best. “Our estimated cost for option 5 could cost as much as $20 million, more than we currently have

allocated in our 10-year plan,” said Douglas Pope, a city engineer and director of the City’s Engineering, Parks and Environment department. “Our current estimate is in the range of $9 to $20 million. There is such a large range in estimated costs, as the designs have not yet been completed. We will be looking at each block on the route individually and we expect some blocks can be implemented with minimal cost, while others will involve more significant road works,” said Pope. The plan will feature AAA expansion on arterials

such as Chesterfield Avenue, Queensbury south of East Keith as well as East Keith itself, while also expanding along local streets like 14th and 13th, St. Davids, Jones and Mahon. Overall, more than 15 kilometres will be added, at a projected cost of one million per kilometre. Heather Drugge, a cycling advocate with cycling group HUB, said the cost would be stretched out over decades. “If I’m alive by the time this thing is built out, I’ll be shocked.Well, I’d be pleased first, but second, I’d be shocked,” said Drugge.

Drugge, who presented the case for the AAA network to city council, said of the 2012 plan that the bike lanes were “just painted lines.” “In painting lines, (Council) would just be throwing good money away,” said Drugge. “You’ll spend a million bucks just painting lines and all you get is the same people who already cycle.” “Study after study shows that the reason people aren’t cycling isn’t because of hills or rain, its because they don’t feel safe,” said Drugge. See Bike page 9

for long. When police arrived, Morie told them prior to the events she had Facebook conversations with a friend, who urged her to meet up with an acquaintance in North Vancouver. A little social media sleuthing quickly revealed the acquaintance under an alias on social media as the same person the couple said was one of the men who robbed them. Using that information, police executed a search warrant Sunday morning at a North Vancouver home where the man was believed to be living.Three men were arrested in the house with the help of the RCMP’s Lower Mainland emergency response team. De Jong said a handgun was seized, along with stolen property belonging to the couple and a small quantity of cocaine. All three men were taken into police custody. Liban Mohammend Hussein Robleh, 25 — also known as Ahmed Osmand — faces 11 charges, including threatening, assault causing bodily harm, possession of stolen property and a variety of weapons charges. The two other adult men were released without charges. De Jong said as the investigation progresses, more charges are possible. De Jong refused to say where the couple was staying, what security measures were in place at the hotel and where they carried out the raid on Sunday. He said investigators are waiting to see if any security camera surveillance video is available from the hotel. Investigators are also talking to other friends and acquaintances who were at the wedding to see if the couple may have been targeted or set up for the robbery. Robleh — who court documents list as also being from Edmonton — is being held pending a bail hearing in North Vancouver provincial court. De Jong said the couple was shaken up by what happened, but also relieved that they got some of their property back.They have since returned to Edmonton.


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Low-income families feel the pinch Every now and then an issue suddenly pops up in our political arena that leaves you scratching your head, wondering about the government’s apparent lack of compassion and common sense. One of those issues materialized in the legislature recently, and it involves single parents, disability assistance and child support payments. Here’s the situation: a single mother lives on a $1,240 monthly disability allowance and receives $200 in a monthly child support payment from her expartner.Yet the government swoops in and takes that $200 back. That $200, of course, is much more precious to someone on such a low income. For someone getting $1,200 or so a month, that’s almost 20 per cent of their income. The government argues this policy of deducting maintenance payment from income assistance programs “ensures that people are accessing all other forms of

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income before relying on taxpayer-funded income assistance.” However, it is unclear exactly how people on disability assistance are expected to “access all other forms of income” given their particular disability may prevent them from actually working. Thousands of people appear to be caught in this catch-22. Some presumably are having a far tougher time making ends meet than others, but most are mired in deep poverty. Recently, six of those people — all single mothers

— came to the legislature to make their case. And the six women all had sympathetic tales to tell. Surrey resident Rachel Goodine has a court order stipulating her ex-partner must pay $500 a month to assist their four-yearold daughter. But the government takes it all, leaving her with $1,241 in assistance that has to cover $800 in rent, leaving just over $400 to pay for food, clothing, toiletries, phone and transportation. That $500 is supposed to assist in the raising of her daughter, but not a penny actually goes to help her. And not a penny of Crystal Pennicard’s $145 monthly child support payment goes to help her two daughters aged five and 11. Their stories were all fairly bleak. One Burnaby woman says out of desperation she stayed in an abusive relationship with a man because he provided enough food for her children (she left after a year because it became too much for her, and now is back to existing

on practically nothing). Another woman admitted to reporters that she has been in such desperate straits that she once shoplifted diapers and baby wipes, resulting in her now having a criminal record. One woman, Dianne Terrillon, found herself caught in a dire situation when her son’s father fell six months behind in his payments.To his credit, he eventually paid up almost $1,200 but the entire amount was then deducted from her next disability cheque, reducing her monthly payment to a paltry $49 to cover her family’s expenses for an entire month. In the legislature chamber, NDP MLA Michelle Mungall cited the plight of these women and made a persuasive case that the claw back policy should be revisited. She pressed the issue with Social Development Minister Don McRae, to the point where he seemed to lose his temper during

question period. Mungall also chastised Premier Christy Clark for her defense of the claw back, at one point accusing her of “smirking” about the whole thing (a comment Mungall was forced to withdraw). McRae was more contrite with reporters afterwards, pleading the case that his ministry simply didn’t have a big enough budget to forgo the child support claw backs. Eliminating the claw backs would cost $17 million annually, which is not an insignificant amount of money. But perhaps the solution here is to establish some sort of financial threshold that would allow single parents (mostly mothers) on disability assistance to keep at least some portion of those child support payments. Perhaps the threshold could be set at $200 a month, or $300, which represents a huge amount of money for someone trying to raise a child on a meager monthly assistance cheque.

Sometimes a government simply refuses to acknowledge a problem or a solution just because it has been raised by the Opposition. Hopefully that’s not what’s happening here. The premier continues to insist her government is all about protecting the interests of families. She has a chance here to demonstrate just that, by revisiting a policy that hurts the most vulnerable of those same families. Keith Baldrey is chief political reporter for Global BC. Keith.Baldrey@ globalnews.ca

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Bike safety a concern

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INQUIRING REPORTER It’s never too late to give up our prejudices and never too early to go negative. With the federal election just a few short seasons away, Liberal leader and sometime shirt-taker-offer Justin Trudeau has been the target of a TV campaign that uses a little bit of editing and a very little bit of context to tar him as a nervous dope who would proudly serve as Prime Minister of Quebec. Should our parties bury their hatchets, or is character assassination a natural part of political life? Weigh in at nsnews.com. —Jeremy Shepherd

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Chris Hadfield event

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ADVENTURES IN RECORD COLLECTING: — Dust & Grooves: Adventures in Record Collecting, the official book of Record Store Day 2014 from photographer Eilon Paz, showcases 130 vinyl collectors and features a foreword by RZA as well as interviews with the likes of Gilles Peterson, FourTet and Gaslamp Killer. For more information visit dustandgrooves.com. More online at nsnews.com/ entertainment twitter.com/NSNPulse

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■ Noize to Go Records, 243 Union Street, Vancouver. For more information call 604-428-7887 or visit facebook.com/noizetogo. MICHAEL KISSINGER Contributing writer

Considering the era of digital downloads, file sharing, BitTorrent and growing expectation that all forms of media should be free to the lumpen masses, it takes a brave person to open a brick and mortar record shop these days. Combine that with an unproven and long-ignored location on the edge of Chinatown, and the endeavour sounds almost quixotic. But Dale Wiese is one such man, and Noize To Go is the cosy record

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store he opened several months ago on an eclectic strip of Union Street between Main and Gore. “You’ve got Strathcona, you’re half a block from the Main Street corridor, a 10-minute walk from downtown and in historic Chinatown, which I can’t overstate how important I think Chinatown should be to the citizens of this city,” Wiese says of his new neighbourhood. “It’s a little gem that too many people have forgotten about that takes us out of our day-today routine. It’s like going somewhere (else) without leaving the city.” As Wiese says this, a young (surprise) bearded customer flips through Bob Dylan records, ignoring the out-of-this world 1976 pressing of Parliament’s The Clones

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of Dr. Funkenstein inches from his scruffy head. Wiese says his musical leanings veer towards punk, new wave and power pop of the 1970s and ’80s as evidenced by his black Pointed Sticks T-shirt. And while the remnants of Vancouver’s underground

music scene can be found in every corner of the store, whether it’s a copy of Slow’s Against the Glass or an album from Art Bergmann’s former band Poisoned, Noize covers a lot of ground in a small amount of space. “To some degree it’s

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my tastes, since there isn’t anything here I wouldn’t mind having in my own collection,” Wiese says. “Lots of classic rock from the ’60s and ’70s, new wave and punk, which is my formative years. I have some really good jazz records and some good country albums and R&B that I think most people would agree is a nice little selection. So other than classical, I have a bit of everything.” While most of the records are used, Wiese doesn’t rule out carrying new albums in the future, noting that records vastly outsell CDs now. “Vinyl is the preferred format for someone who wants to build a collection and wants something tactile

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CALENDAR Galleries

NorthVancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of paintings by Alfonso Tejada and sculptures by Majid Seikh Akbari until April 22. NorthVancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition of acrylic paintings of boats and bike trails by Danyne Johnston and ceramic works by Claire Madill from April 24 to June 17. Opening reception: Thursday, April 24, 6:308:30 p.m.

ARTEMIS GALLERY 104C-4390 Gallant Ave., North Vancouver. Tuesday-Sunday, noon to 5 p.m. 778-233-9805 artemisgallery.ca BELLEVUE GALLERY 2475 Bellevue Ave., West Vancouver. Gallery Tuesday-Friday, 10 a.m.-5:30 p.m., Saturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. and by appointment. bellevuegallery.ca BRUSHSTROKES GALLERY Lonsdale Quay, 123 Carrie Cates Court, North Vancouver. ThursdaySunday and public holidays, 10:30 a.m.-6:30 p.m. or by appointment. nsartists.com BUCKLAND SOUTHERST GALLERY 2460 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-922-1915 bucklandsoutherst.com Reflections — Colours of the Coast: A Capilano University student show will run from April 24 to 30 Opening night:Thursday, April 24, 6-8 p.m. CAFÉ FOR CONTEMPORARY ART 138-140 East Esplanade, North Vancouver. MondayFriday, 7 a.m.-7 p.m. and Saturday and Sunday, 8 a.m.-7 p.m. 778-340-3379 cafeforcontemporaryart@ gmail.com CAROUN ART GALLERY 1403 Bewicke Ave., North

DISTRICT LIBRARY GALLERY 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. nvartscouncil.ca NorthVancouver Community Arts Council will present an exhibition titled “Landscape Complexions” with works by Margaret Heywood until May 20.

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THEATRE

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Itsazoo Productions is known for creating unorthodox theatre fare and the Vancouver-based company’s latest offering, Killer Joe, is no exception. The first clue that Killer Joe is no ordinary play is the venue — it’s being staged in the parking lot next to the Italian Cultural Centre in Vancouver. The creative team has transformed the swath of concrete into a miniature trailer park, complete with one 60-by-12-foot trailer — where most of the theatrical action takes place — two smaller trailers, Astroturf, a smattering of pink flamingos and strewn beer cans.

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again: would he be willing to give her private lessons? A relationship is forged. Against her better judgment Nikki encourages the relationship, which turns to love on Tom’s part, and into a twisted obsession for Nikki. “I could take a bath in how you look at me,” says Tom, not knowing about Nikki’s motivation for picking out certain restaurants (ones that she and Garrett used to frequent) and for preferring to have Tom come to her house (rather than be confused by photos of him in his other life). “You breathe life into the emptiness,” Ed says of Nikki’s profession, ironic, given how hollow her life has been.The new romance gives Nikki the strength to look back, to read old letters. Tom has a secret or two of his own, and the affair makes them both dig through the past. And increasingly for Nikki,Tom is Garrett. “I’m more in love with Garrett than ever,” she confides to Roger. In order to maintain the illusion that Garrett never left, she just needs to keep Tom away from

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FILM Showtimes LANDMARK CINEMAS 6 ESPLANADE 200 West Esplanade, North Vancouver 604-983-2762 Captain America:The Winter Soldier 3D (PG) — Fri-Mon 10 a.m., 12:15, 3:15, 6:30, 9:30; Tue-Thur 6:30, 9:30 p.m. Rio 2 (G) — Fri-Mon 10:15 a.m., 4:15 p.m. Rio 2 3D (G) — Fri-Mon 10:20 a.m., 1:15, 4:15, 6:45, 9:15; Tue-Thur 10:20 a.m., 6:45, 9:15 p.m. Heaven is for Real (G) — Fri-Mon 10:05 a.m., 12:50, 3:40, 6:35, 9:25; TueThur 10:05 a.m., 6:35, 9:25 p.m. Transcendence (PG) — Fri-Mon 12:30, 3:30, 6:40, 9:40; Tue-Thur 6:40, 9:40 p.m. Bears (G) — Fri-Mon 10:10 a.m., 12:45, 3:45, 7, 9:20; Tue-Thur 10:10 a.m., 7, 9:20 p.m. Trailer Park Boys: Don’t Legalize It — Fri-Mon 1, 4, 6:50, 9:45; Tur-Thur 6:50, 9:45 p.m.

PARK & TILFORD 333 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver, 604-9853911 Mr. Peabody & Sherman (G) — Fri-Mon 2:20 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Mr. Peabody & Sherman 3D (G) — Fri-Mon 4:45, 7:20, 9:50; Tue-Thur 7:30, 9:50 p.m. Muppets Most Wanted (G) — Fri-Mon 2:05, 4:40, 7:10, 9:45; Tue-Thur 7:10, 9:45 p.m. The Grand Budapest Hotel (14A) — Fri-Mon 2, 4:30, 7, 9:30; Tue-Thur 7, 9:25 p.m. Bad Words (14A) — Fri-Sat, Mon 2:55, 5:15, 7:50; Sun 5:15, 7:50; Tue-Thur 7:45 p.m. Afflicted (14A) — Fri-Thur 10 p.m. Draft Day (PG) — Fri-Mon 2:10, 4:50, 7:30, 10:10; TueThur 7:20, 9:55 p.m. Thur 1 p.m. Oculus (14A) — Fri-Mon 2:30, 5:05, 7:40, 10:10; TueThur 7:40, 10 p.m. It Happened One Night — Sun 12:55 p.m.

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where his dry humour isn’t always well received. There are no dull moments in the small town of Old Stump and soon Stark has a lot more to think about than lost love. Author Seth MacFarlane, well known for his comic work on the television shows, Family Guy and American Dad, and his film Ted, keeps the story rolling with his sharp wit and hilarious observations. The book is based on the screenplay and the movie version will be released this summer. — Terry Peters

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IAN TAN GALLERY 2202 Granville St., Vancouver. iantangallery. com/vancouver-gallery/ The Mountain Survey Project: NorthVancouver artist David Pirrie will exhibit new works until April 30. LIONS BAY ART GALLERY 350 Centre Rd., Lions Bay. Featuring established and upcoming artists. Monday-Sunday, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-921-7865 lionsbayartgallery.com THE NORTH SHORE Various locations between Lions Bay and Deep Cove. The North Shore Art Crawl: Visit open studios and galleries April 26 and 27, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. Over 300 artists at 76 locations will be participating. Info: nsartcrawl.ca. NORTH VANCOUVER COMMUNITY HISTORY CENTRE 3203 Institute Rd., North Vancouver. TuesdaySaturday, noon-5 p.m. 604-

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Fan Expo celebrates pop culture Robert Bailey works his magic at weekend extravaganza ■ Fan Expo Vancouver, Vancouver Convention Centre, April 1820.Three-day event features celebrity guests, autographs, photo sessions, Q&A panels with celebrities and industry professionals, workshops, and retail and exhibitor areas of rare comics and collectibles. For more information visit fanexpovancouver. com. JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

There is no fandom quite like StarWars fandom. Director and writer George Lucas created a world of mythic archetypes, space fantasy, and Chewbacca. For those Jed-heads who preside over the galaxy far, far away, the suggestion Greedo shot first or the mention of midi-chlorians can provoke rage worthy of a Sith. Inside that world of Star Wars fandom, Robert Bailey has become a star. His original drawings of Yoda and Darth Vader and the faces and spaceships of the StarWars universe have fetched more than $1,000 when sold by dealers. A fixture at comic conventions, the Stony

Plains, Alta. resident prices his drawings more modestly, selling them for to eager fanboys for $140. The reason Bailey’s success seems unlikely is that up until a few years ago, he had no interest in Star Wars. Born in Staffordshire, England, Bailey was heir to an artistic eye.Three generations of his family were dishware artists, painting the patterns on the Royal Doulton dishware. Bailey moved to Canada at the age of 17, staying with relatives at the top of Lonsdale. Bailey spent much of his working life penning human interest stories for the Calgary Herald. He interviewed a Titanic passenger living in Vancouver and a survivor from the Wilhelm Gustloff, a repurposed ocean liner that was carrying wounded German soldiers when it was torpedoed by a Soviet submarine in 1945. But after 14 years honing his craft Bailey found himself among the newspaper’s 200 layoffs in 1988. “When I left the Herald I avowed that I would never be in a position where corporate issues would dictate whether or not I would be continuing in

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“It collapsed by about 98 per cent, and that was largely because of the fine gentlemen on Wall Street,” he says. But just as business ran aground, Bailey discovered a fan. George Lucas has always had an eye for aviation. The spaceship shootouts in A New Hope are closely modeled on Second World War dogfights. “I had a call from Industrial Light and Magic in San Francisco and they said, ‘George Lucas has been looking at your air combat website and he wants you to start doing Star Wars,” Bailey recalls. “I was totally taken aback and I said, ‘I’m wondering if you have the right person?” The film pioneer

commissioned Bailey to create oil paintings featuring new alien architecture, creatures, characters and ships. “I said, ‘Wow, I’ve got some homework to do,” because I hadn’t seen a Star Wars film for 20 years,” Bailey laughs. Lucas eventually shipped Bailey a box “the size of the fridge,” featuring all manner of StarWars knowledge. “It was like taking a university course,” Bailey says. Asked if he ever locked horns with Lucas, Bailey pauses. “He’s the kind of guy who won’t tell you in a thousand words why he doesn’t like something, he’ll just say no,” he says, laughing. Bailey would present

between five and 10 pencil drawings, and Lucas would select his favourite — which Bailey would turn into an oil painting. After 18 months, Lucas put his favourites into the book StarWarsVisions. Equipped with an impressive portfolio and a newfound understanding of Star Wars, an acquaintance suggested Bailey attend the Edmonton Comic Convention, describing it as a Mardi Gras featuring lunatics in costume. Bailey gave it a try. Within an hour of setting out his drawings they were all gone. “I thought: ‘Wow, I’m onto something,’” he says. “I also learned very quickly from the comiccons that the fans are not favourably disposed toward the prequels, so I’m staying mainly with the first three movies.” The conventions can feel claustrophobic, but Bailey copes. “I just zone out. I try to decrease my sphere of consciousness to the person with whom I’m speaking and ignore what’s going on in the background. It’s the only way you can survive eight hours a day.” Bailey also fields questions about the upcoming movies. “Everyone at every comic-con, every second person asks me (if I’m involved). And I say: ‘No, I’m not, but if I was I couldn’t tell you.”


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Fashion File POP-UP SHOP K-O.ME (pronounced kay-oh-me) is opening a pop-up boutique for one day on Saturday, April 19, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Lawson Creek Studio, 1756 Argyle Ave.,West Vancouver. Clothing for women size XS to XXXL; prices from $12 to $180. k-o.me MAY MARKET A springtime gathering of B.C. artisans will take place Sunday, May 4, 11 a.m. to 5 p.m. at the North Shore Jewish Community & Har El Congregation, 1305 Taylor Way,West Vancouver. For info, call 604-925-6488.

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Fourth-year Kwantlen Polytechnic University fashion design and technology students are busy making the final nips and tucks to their yearend collections, which will head down the runway next week. Among the up-andcoming designers are Alexandra Dean, who grew up in North Vancouver and attended Argyle secondary, and Shelby Gillingham, a former North Shore resident who graduated from Handsworth secondary.

As is the case every year, graduating students are tasked with developing a clothing line for a niche market.This year’s collections range from eco-friendly apparel for environmentally conscious tweens, to adaptive clothing for female wheelchair users, to casual attire for longboarding enthusiasts. Gillingham’s line, NVRLND, consists of apparel for the female motorcycle rider. According to her designer statement, the clothing is “designed for the youthful-spirited, adrenaline-seeking female who likes to make a lasting impression.”

Through market research, Gillingham noticed that women riders looked masculine and bulky in their riding apparel. So she endeavored to combine the aesthetic of high-end sportswear with safety and functionality. Dean’s collection, FORM, is inspired by Scandinavian design. It focuses on minimalistic design and is influenced by architecture and geometric shapes. In her designer statement, Dean says she strives to create timeless designs that live beyond the seasons. “As a consumer, I’m always trying to buy

ethical pieces, however, in Vancouver, it’s particularly hard to find sustainable clothing that embody a contemporary style similar to mine,” she states. “I wanted to create quality pieces that are timeless yet edgy, something that is exciting.” The year-end showcase of student work, simply dubbed The Show, will feature the designs of 37 graduating students. It takes place Thursday, April 24 at 1, 3, and 7 p.m. at the River Rock Show Theatre.Tickets are $18 for the afternoon shows and $38 for the evening show, available at kpu.ca/theshow2014

VENDORS WANTED The West Vancouver Community Centre is seeking artisans to participate in its Spring Jewelry Market on May 10 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. in the atrium.Those who design, create and produce their own jewelry are invited to send in a vendor application form. westvancouver.ca/ jewellerymarket CRAFTERS/VENDORS WANTED to participate in the St. Pius X Parish, East Seymour, Craft Fair on Saturday, May 24. Contact Carol Landy 604-929-6235 or Katie Lefebvre 604-9292930. THRIFTY CHIC The Thrift Shop at Mount Seymour United Church (1200 Parkgate Ave.) is open Thursdays, 11 a.m.8 p.m. Half price sale on selected goods every week. mtseymourunited.com Compiled by Christine Lyon Send fashion event info as early as possible to clyon@ nsnews.com.

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Regina Carter goes back to her roots Musician digs deep into the past for her latest album ■ Regina Carter, Wednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m. at the Capilano University BlueShore Financial Centre. Tickets: $35/$32. ERIN MCPHEE emcphee@nsnews.com

On her new album, Southern Comfort, acclaimed jazz violinist Regina Carter travels back in time to the life of her paternal grandfather, a coal miner based in Bradford, Alabama. While he passed away long before she was born, Carter, a Detroit native who currently lives in Maywood, New Jersey, has many memories of summers spent with her grandmother in their old house. Her father was one of 14 children, including two sets of twins, and cousins aplenty were also always around. “It was extremely rural living,” says Carter. “It was very different than my life in Detroit but (I have) a lot of fond memories (of) being with family. That’s so important for me. Especially as an adult, and as a middle-aged adult now, all of that is really important because this is the age where I find that I’ve lost and am losing several family members and also friends. And so I start

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Carter released Southern Comfort last month and it’s an exploration of the folk music of the south. The 11 songs range from Cajun fiddle music to early gospel, coal miners’ work songs as well as more contemporary works. She’s currently touring in support of it and is set to play Capilano University’s BlueShore Financial Centre stage Wednesday, April 23. She’ll be joined by a backing band comprised of a number of the musicians who played on the record. Southern Comfort is the third in a series of albums

exploring Carter’s family roots. The first was 2006’s I’ll Be SeeingYou: A Sentimental Journey, featuring her mother’s favourite early jazz standards. “That project was really a project of healing because I had just lost my mother and it was a way for me to get through that to honour her by choosing music that she had grown up listening to and it happens to be one of my favourite periods of music, the 20s and 30s,” she says. Reverse Thread, released in 2010, features

compositions by artists from Kenya, Mali and Senegal, reimagined for violin, accordion, bass, drums and kora. The concept for her new album came about naturally. “I didn’t plan on Southern Comfort being a record but I had done my DNA test with Ancestry. com and gotten some really incredible information back with that,” she says. “I started just digging in and trying to find out more information about my father’s family. Sort of in the midst of that, I

had the idea to record this record. Because when I do the research I’m always interested in the music that was going on as well. That tends to help me hold on to the information better, otherwise it’s just kind of loose information floating around in my brain,” she laughs. “That’s probably why I didn’t do well in history in school.” Carter conducted extensive research for the project, including at the Library of Congress, listening to Appalachia field recordings. “Some of them just struck something in me,” she says. Carter eventually came up with 50 songs she wanted to record. “My manager stopped me then,” she says. “He was like, ‘You’ve got to get in the studio.’” While her next record will be something else entirely, her research into her family’s southern roots hasn’t stopped. “That’s something that will be ongoing,” she says. Carter was playing the Birdland jazz club in New York City a few weeks ago and was discussing her DNA testing results — 73 per cent West African and 13 per cent Finnish with some other European areas listed. “There seemed to be a lot of Europeans in the audience . . . and a lot from Finland and they said, ‘Oh, maybe that will be your next record, you can come over and find your relatives.’ So I laugh at that, I doubt it, but who knows?” she says.

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Vancouver vinyl: — Zulu Records — Noize to Go Records — Madhouse Records — Scrape Records — Neptoon Records — Highlife World Music

— Red Cat Records — Dandelion Records — Vinyl Records — Beat Street Records — The Beat Merchant — The Main Street Vinyl Fair (May 17 and 18).

to look at and share with people.” And Wiese should know. The veteran vinyl guru honed his chops at venerable disc dealer Track Records for 12 years beginning in 1986 on a stretch of Seymour Street once known as Record Row. At one point, the strip was home to Track, Sam the Record Man, Odyssey Imports, A&A Records, Collector’s RPM and A&B Sound. Track eventually morphed into Noize, then

Noize To Go, and was the last holdout on Record Row, outlasting A&B Sound by four months until getting “renovicted” in 2009. Not surprisingly, Wiese is happy to get back in the vinyl saddle. “People have been surprised there’s a record store here, but that’s my job to make them less surprised.”

“It’s a nice amount of records for people who don’t have a lot of time,” he adds. “If you’re even modestly adept at flipping through records, you could go through the entire stock in about 20 minutes, although it’s always changing.” Noize To Go Records is located at 243 Union St., ph. 604-428-7887.


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$35/$32. Cap Jazz — Southern Comfort: Violinist Regina Carter will meld melodies and techniques found in jazz, southern rock, country and gospel genresWednesday, April 23 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $35/$32. Love and Fate: The North Shore Chorus will hold a performance featuring excerpts from Carmina Burana Saturday, April 26 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $20/$15/$10.

SPACE EMMARTS STUDIO 1432 Rupert St., North Vancouver. Wednesday and Friday, 2-5 p.m. and by appointment. 604-7702545 originals@emmarts.ca 195 STUDIOS — ARTISTS ON PEMBERTON 195 Pemberton Ave., North Vancouver. 195studios.ca STUDIO ART GALLERY AT CAPILANO UNIVERSITY 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. MondayFriday, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. 604-986-1911 x2053 TARTOOFUL 3183 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. 604-9240122 tartooful.com WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Colourful Creations: The Lawson Creek “Group of Ten” will present some of their latest works in various mediums and styles until April 29. WEST VANCOUVER MUNICIPAL HALL 750 17th St., West Vancouver. MondayFriday, 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. 604-925-7290 Art in the Hall — Something Wicked This Way Comes: An exhibition of oil paintings on canvas by Hans Breuer will run until May 2. WEST VANCOUVER MUSEUM 680 17th St., West Vancouver. TuesdaySaturday, 11 a.m.-5 p.m. 604-925-7295 westvancouvermuseum.ca

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ANNE MACDONALD STUDIO 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. North Shore Folk and Blues Club: Acoustic musical entertainment the third Sunday of each month, 7-10 p.m. Admission: $10 at the door. 604-986-3078 CAPILANO UNIVERSITY PERFORMING ARTS THEATRE 2055 Purcell Way, North Vancouver. 604-9907810 capilanou.ca/ blueshorefinancialcentre/ Cap Global Roots: French acoustic chanson group Paris Combo will perform a mix of jazz, French pop, gypsy music, Latin and Middle Eastern rhythms Saturday, April 19 at 8 p.m.Tickets:

CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com The Music of Ralph Ford: TheWestVancouver Youth Band Junior, Concert, Symphonic Bands and Strings will pay tribute to composer Ralph Ford Tuesday, April 29 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $23.50. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. Tickets: 604981-6335 kaymeekcentre. com The Jesse Peters Trio will perform jazz Friday, April 25 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $30/$25. American Folk Singer Arlo Guthrie will perform Saturday, April 26 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $55/$48/$25. Johnny Clegg will perform Tuesday, April 29 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $100 which includes a pre-concert reception. LYNN VALLEY LIBRARY 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. 604-9840286 x8144 nvdpl.ca The NorthVancouver Community Band will perform big band themes from the ’40s and ’50s along with hit tunes of the ’60s and ’70s Friday, April 25, 7-8:30 p.m. Registration required.

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PRESENTATION HOUSE THEATRE 333 Chesterfield Ave., North Vancouver. 604-9903474 phtheatre.org Festival of Plays: The Theatre BC North Shore Zone Festival of Plays will begin May 5 and run to May 10 with a different play each evening at 8 p.m.Tickets: $108 for a weekly pass or $20/$18 nightly.There will be an Ice Breaker Party Sunday, May 4 at 3 p.m. and presentation of awards and closing night party May 10.

SILK PURSE ARTS CENTRE 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. 604-925-7292 silkpurse.ca Gina Williams, pianist, composer and vocalist will perform a selection of classical, soul and pop songs Thursday, April 24 at 10:30 a.m.Tickets: $15/$12. ST. STEPHEN’S ANGLICAN CHURCH 885 22nd St., West Vancouver. 604-926-4381 JazzVespers: The Henry Young Quartet will perform rhythm and blues, rock and roll, big band and jazz music Sunday, April 27 at 4 p.m. Admission by a suggested donation of $10 at the door will be appreciated.

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with no spoken lines about a woman remembering events that led her to flee her homeland Friday, April 18 at 1 p.m.Tickets: $10.

CENTENNIAL THEATRE 2300 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-984-4484 centennialtheatre.com I on the Sky: A play

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comedy where a waiter gets involved in the lives of his customers will run until April 19 at 8 p.m.Tickets: $18/$16. KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Fawlty Towers: Three epsisodes of this television comedy series will be brought

to stage May 2 (preview), 3, 7-10, 14-17 at 8 p.m. with matinees May 10 and 17 at 2 p.m.Tickets: $22/$20/$15. On a First Name Basis: A love story, a social commentary and a mystery performed by Norm Foster May 5 at 2 p.m. (preview) and May 6-9 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $50/$42/$25/$15.

THEATRE AT HENDRY HALL 815 East 11th St., North Vancouver. 604-983-2633 northvanplayers.ca God of Carnage: A contemporary comedy will run until April 19 at 8 p.m. Tickets: $18/$16.

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a scheme to collect life insurance. “It’s a really great script. The characters are incredibly intriguing and it’s a real page-turner.You always wonder what’s going to happen next,” Haberlin says. In this production, the titular killer is played by Colby Wilson, a co-artistic director at Itsazoo who also hails from North Vancouver. “We went to rival high schools,” Haberlin laughs. With violence, nudity, coarse language, smoke and simulated sex, Killer Joe is more likely to appeal to HBO fans than families. It’s billed as “trailer trash noir” and a “pitch-black” comedy — but a comedy nonetheless. “The dialogue is so

witty and so honest, so the characters themselves, the things they say, are quite humorous,” Haberlin says. The situations the characters get themselves into are so terrible it’s funny, she adds. “You think, ‘Oh no, it couldn’t get any worse,’ and then it does and then you have to laugh because there’s no other way through it.” With an audience capacity of just 37 people, ticket-holders will be treated to a “fly-on-thewall” theatre experience. “They’re within inches of the action the whole time,” Haberlin says. And before and after the performance, audience members are invited to grab a cup of moonshine at the Southern-inspired

concession stand and explore the replica trailer park. “They can arrive a half-an-hour before the show and get a hot dog and get a cocktail or a beer and wander around and just experience the environment,” says Haberlin, adding that, yes, people are allowed to drink in their seats. “I hope that they have a lot of fun, primarily, because it is so engaging, because it is so funny,” she says. “In my ideal world, whenever someone sees one of Itsazoo’s plays, if they leave saying, ‘I didn’t know theatre could be that,’ it would be awesome for me. We try to create theatre that isn’t just plays, but theatre that creates a full event for people.”


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Studies in Contrast: Collingwood school will hold its annual dance show Thursday, April 24 at 7 p.m. Tickets: $10/$5.

KAY MEEK CENTRE 1700 Mathers Ave., West Vancouver. 604-981-6335 kaymeekcentre.com Movies at the Meek: Burt’s Buzz will be screened Tuesday, April 22 at 7:30 p.m.Tickets: $12. La Boheme: A Royal Opera House production cinema screening Sunday, April 27 at 2:30 p.m.Tickets: $20.

Other events

FERRY BUILDING GALLERY 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. 604-925-7270 ferrybuildinggallery.com Art Marketing Forum: This forum will cover topics of relevance to artists building their business, both exhibiting and selling Mondays, April 28 and May 5, 7-9 p.m. Fee: $25 for both evenings or $15

PARKGATE LIBRARY 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. 604-929-3727 x8168 nvdpl.ca Movies at the Library:

Iron Man 3 will be screened Thursday, April 24, 2:30-4 p.m. WEST VANCOUVER MEMORIAL LIBRARY 1950 Marine Dr., West Vancouver. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca Artists Confidential: Join Kay Meek Centre’s managing and artistic director Claude Giroux for intimate dialogue with playwright and actor Norm FosterWednesday, April 30 at 10:30 a.m. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell. Email information for your North Shore event to listings@nsnews.com.

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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. Neighbourhood For over 34 years, Chez Michel has Noodles House $ treated guests to only the best. North Shore’s best variety & quality Traditional seafood and meat Chinese food.Serving Lunch & Dinner entrees, dressed in rich, tempting 7 days a week.Eat in,10% off takeout. sauces, are specially featured Free delivery min.$20.00 order within alongside a superb selection of 3 kms. wines and a decadent dessert list. Superior service with a waterfront 1352 Lonsdale Ave., N. Van. view helps complete your lunch or 604-988-9885 dinner experience.

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Damn good pub! We try to take everything that’s good about a pub, and leave out what’s not, then add lots more good… Start with a comfortable room around a giant fireplace, add 20 ice cold brews on tap, really damn good food, some awesome events, and pretty much the most personable group of folks you’ll ever meet… and welcome to the Village Tap House! Come in for dinner, to catch the game on our dozens of high-def flat screens, or check the events page to see what’s happening this week.

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Enjoy your Waterfront dining experience with our extensive menu. From eggs benny to juicy burgers during our popular brunches to our famous prime rib, hot scallop salad, clam chowder, king crab, steaks, seafood style cordon bleu. Rooms available for private parties and free parking. Breakfast/Lunch/Dinner seven days a week.View full menu www.marinasidegrill.com.

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clearly succeeds. Fully half of all Lexuses (Lexii?) sold in Canada are RX crossovers, either in hybrid trim as the 450h, or V6 only, as here. The styling may be conservative, but it works, and the larger wheels pair nicely with the sheet metal. Strong accent lines run along the beltline, and the folded-paper crispness of some of the angles is very Japanese. While it might not look radically different from something like a Venza in profile, it’s a pretty good-looking rig. It should be noted that this shape has been with

Corvette chops roof off Z06 The Corvette Z06 is a track-only special, a hardcore, race-bred, brutally punishing machine that exists only to kick Porsches in the groin and shake its owner’s fillings out. And now you can get one without a roof, for sunny, top-down cruising. Say what? The new ‘Vette Z06 convertible still looks the part, and still cranks out some eye-watering numbers. Its supercharged V-8 engine bellows in anger as it spins up to 625 horsepower, and power gets to the ground through a seven-speed manual or an eight-speed automatic. Scratch that, power doesn’t get to the ground, it just vaporizes the tires. However, turning a coupe into a convertible is always a compromise, no? What was once a specialized track scalpel suddenly becomes an overcooked pasta noodle for the Hawaiian shirt and medallion crowd. Not here though. Like the regular ‘Vette, the

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Wet weather no worry for highway hauler From page 38 steering is actually quite good. Engage the paddle shifters to help spur the eight-speed into a bit more zippy behaviour, and it’s the quickest feeling RX350 you can buy. Up on the Sea-to-Sky, in a driving downpour, the RX350 impressed with composure, shrugging off the sheets of spray, and

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Third row gives MDX a unique advantage From page 40 Both are the sales leaders for each respective brand. It’s easy to see why the

MDX has such a strong following: it provides most of the utility of something like a Honda Odyssey in a surefooted, luxurious

package free from minivan stigma (real or imagined). Now, there’s a new one. Acura’s new MDX actually offers less power

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No fancy showrooms needed for new Jeeps From page 37 new Z06 is so stiff in the chassis, no extra bracing is needed to retain that ontrack performance — curb weights for coupe and convertible are essentially the same. The folding roof is just a great way to enjoy that American V-8 thunder when you’re not clipping apexes. Better make the Hawaiian shirt a Nomex one.

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Lexus boldly goes where everybody else is Launching at this week’s New York International Auto Show, Lexus is finally entering the lucrative and ubiquitous compact crossover market. Their machine is called the NX, and it will come with the first turbocharged engine Lexus has ever made. Lexus quite famously created the luxury crossover with its RX line of vehicles, and it’s thus somewhat puzzling why it’s so late to the party here. Compact crossovers are a burgeoning sales segment, especially in Canada, and taking the fight to trucklets like the BMW X1 and Audi Q5 just makes sense. What does not make sense to some folks is the way the intensely angry, aggressively angular styling of something like the IS350 F Sport sedan translates to a RAV4-sized crossover. Good heavens — don’t lean on it, or you might cut yourself. Power comes from a 2.0-litre four cylinder turbocharged engine putting out an undisclosed amount of horsepower, and there’ll also be a hybrid version, the NX300h, en route. Inside, you can find more Lexus firsts, like a heretofore unseen wireless charging tray for smartphones. Styling aside, there’s every chance this little rocket-pod could actually be really good to drive. The zippy IS sedan shocked more than a few drivers used to Lexus’s position as a very conservative brand, and the rumours about the upcoming V-8-powered version have got everyone all hot and bothered. If the NX is going to elbow its way into a sales segment already crowded with popular choices, it’s going to have to stand out for more than its styling.

Stay tuned. Jeep concepts bow in Moab, Utah While other concept cars might be pushed on stage by handlers where they can spin on a welllit dais, Jeep does things a little differently. As usual, they’re releasing their concepts into the wild, doing nine full days of rough roads and rock crawling over the Easter weekend. This is a 12-year tradition for Jeep, who obviously knows their fanbase all too well. But, where last year was a bit of a tease with stuff like the Forward Control concept which you couldn’t actually buy, this new batch of specially prepped Jeeps are more down to Earth. Take, for instance, the Wrangler Level Red (great name), which is less a concept than a fully built two-door. It gets crate Dana axles, a lower rockcrawling gear, and minor intake and exhaust power bumps. In short, it’s the sort of thing you could build yourself through the Mopar accessories catalogue. The treatment also extends to the Cherokee, where the best-looking ride is probably the Dakar. For a crossover, this thing looks the business, with jacked-up suspension, 33-inch tires, full armour plating along the belly, and cut down bumpers for better angle of attack. Now that’s the kind of compact crossover you can love. Tesla involved in lemonslinging match California’s Lemon Law is an odd piece of legislation: essentially, it’s supposed to provide protection for customers if they buy a new car and find that it has to go into the shop constantly. See Tesla page 43

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Tesla gets sour over Lemon Law challenge From page 42

However, legal wranglers are occasionally able to use the law as a loophole to return cars they didn’t actually want — or couldn’t afford — by claiming problems, or even affecting sabotage. Currently, Tesla is embroiled in an Internet war of words with one Model S owner who’s trying to return his car under the law. Their response to a suit brought against the company went up on the Tesla blog site last week. Aside from listing all the accolades the Model S has won from just about everybody, Tesla notes the above-and-beyond efforts of its service team to rectify the two issues mentioned in the suit: namely, malfunctioning door handles and a fuse that keeps blowing. They also insinuate some improper legal rulefollowing, and note that when engineers applied no-tamper tape to the fuse — hey presto — the issue vanished. Their position: our car is perfectly fine, and there’s something fishy here, especially with a lawyer nicknamed the “Lemon Law King” involved. Vince Megna, the lawyer in question, has fired back, accusing Tesla of taking the “big corporation approach” to discredit the owner, rather than dealing with a problematic car. He points out recent recalls across the entire industry, and wonders why it’s so impossible that Tesla might have produced one car that wasn’t up to snuff. Black and white? Hardly. When I drove a Tesla Model S last year, it was lovely and wonderful — and the rear door handles were malfunctioning. While there’s something suspicious about the way no-tamper tape suddenly “cured” the fuse issue, it’s not completely unbelievable that the car could have had a glitch or two, especially in these days of ever more complex automobiles. However, the problem is more simple than that. Rather than posting up

on blogs, Tesla should simply have bought back the car, quietly squashed the nuisance claim,

Watch this space for all the best and worst of automotive news, or submit your own auto oddities to brakingnews@gmail.com.

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9,310

$

2,000

$

carter

NORTHSHORE PRICE

5

YEARS/160,000 KM POWERTRAIN WARRANTY

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37,800

$

YEARS/160,000 KM ROADSIDE ASSISTANCE

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604-987-5231

Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.com

DL# 10743

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North Shore News April 18 2014