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A group of people with a stake in Capilano University’s future are trying to steer the school out of having another painful budget crisis and resulting cuts to programs. In April, the university cut several non-degree granting programs to cover a $1.3 million budget shortfall. Critics of the decision have been vocal since then. With another budget shortfall on the horizon, a group calling itself the Blue Ribbon Committee is holding a meeting next Wednesday to address the matter. “We really don’t want the administration to commit the same mistake and we want them to consult with See Most page 5
North Shore folks healthy but stressed Work, money, childcare most common causes of worry
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North Shore residents smoke less and are more active than the national and provincial average, says a recent health survey. Residents feel safe in their
communities and have a sense of belonging. But North Shore folks are also more stressed out than average, with work and money worries the key causes. The North Shore Wellness Survey, conducted
by Vancouver Coastal Health, surveyed more than 3,000 adults across the North Shore, including Lions Bay and Bowen Island in November and December of 2012. Participants were asked 44 questions on diet, physical activity, tobacco and alcohol use and child care. More than 50 per cent of North Shore adults rated their health as excellent or very good.
“It’s no surprise really that people living on the North Shore are healthy, especially considering the incredible access we have here to outdoor activities,” said Dr. Brian O’Connor, medical health ofﬁcer for North Shore. Sixty-eight per cent of North Shore residents report they generally feel a strong sense of community belonging. Bowen Island
scored highest with more than 80 per cent of participants feeling a sense of community belonging, while the City of North Vancouver had the lowest at 64 per cent. More than 90 per cent of residents felt safe walking alone in their neighbourhoods after dark and 26 per cent strongly agreed that their neighbours are willing to help each other
out. On the not-so-great side of the ledger, about 27 per cent of those answering the survey said their lives were quite or extremely stressful, with top causes of stress being work at almost 60 per cent and ﬁnances at almost 50 per cent. Stress levels on the North Shore are higher than
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D-Day landings remembered Landing craft ofﬁcer never forgot the men who went ashore TED HUNT firstname.lastname@example.org
In the summer of 1940, just days before his 19th birthday, LloydWilliams jogged down the trail from Brockton Oval where his Meraloma Rugby Club had just defeated UBC 17-6 for the City Championship. Lloyd, described by the newspaper as a “frecklefaced, six-foot school boy,” had contributed nine points during a game dominated by his unerring kicks. Observers also noted that playing on the wing, Lloyd had to defend against Howie MacPhee — the bronze medalist in the 100 metre dash at Hitler’s 1936 Olympic Games. Nevertheless, even under the threat of all that speed, Lloyd had performed his defensive responsibilities quietly and efﬁciently — as usual. Teammates knew that on the ﬁeld, especially for the toughest games, Lloyd could be counted on. After the game, Lloyd hiked with a teammate toward the electric tram on Georgia Street. Lloyd felt good about their trophy, even though he was also distracted by thoughts about the war in Europe, wondering how he would be involved one day. As they walked past the split-rail fences on the meadow guarding Stanley Park’s buffalo enclosure, they saw a squad of young men doing calisthenics on a ﬁeld near the Vancouver Naval Depot. An all-round athlete in rugby, football and basketball, Lloyd watched with interest as the chief petty ofﬁcer came over. “Afternoon boys. Want to join the navy?” Lloyd’s pal said, “No thanks,” but Lloyd surprised himself by answering, ”Maybe.”When the recruiter found out he had just graduated from Kitsilano High School with senior matriculation — the equivalent of ﬁrst year university — he was signed up for ofﬁcer’s training. Arriving home, Lloyd’s father asked where he’d been. “Well, I joined the navy,” came the answer
— full of enthusiasm until his mother ran crying from the room, and his father — a veteran infantry sergeant in the First World War — swore at him for the ﬁrst time. “Bloody fool.” Lloyd then began to worry about Bette, his high school sweetheart. What would she say? But like most young women of that time, she was expecting it. “Well, they called me soon enough for an interview at the Coal Harbour Naval Depot in September. (I was) just a wet-behind-the-ears kid, and really surprised at how fast I was in and out. Some of the new recruits were in the ofﬁce for 20 minutes. It took me only two or three, and I began to think that why I was accepted so quick was because of rugby. Commander John Grant was chairman. He was, it turns out, the headmaster at Brentwood College as a civilian, and had seen me play. “About his only question was, ‘Why navy?’ and without even thinking, I told him the truth. ‘Because I love the sea.’ Well, the next thing I know, I’m in. Then I get lucky again. The fellows with names from A to P went to Royal Roads. The W for Williams got me assigned to the Naval Depot in Vancouver. So I had more time near home with my Mum and Dad and Bette. “I reported to the barracks every day where they taught us about signals, gunnery and navigation, and marching — lots of marching. One thing I remember clearly is what the chief petty ofﬁcer told us: ‘Gentlemen, you’re going to become ofﬁcers. You won’t know too much, so just turn to the nearest non commissioned seaman and say, ‘Carry on.’” “Then we were sent to Royal Roads on January 1, 1941 for further training. Mainly it was learning how to do everyone else’s job, to know what was going on. We were going to ﬁnd out that the only real teacher was experience. “By April, the war was going badly. One hundred of us had graduated with
Second World War veteran Lloyd Williams of West Vancouver, pictured here at a Remembrance Day ceremony, was awarded a Canadian Volunteer Service Medal as well as campaign medals for serving in the Atlantic, France, Italy, and North Africa. PHOTO SUPPLIED the rank of sub-lieutenant, and the commander read a request from Britain’s Royal Navy for volunteers. I didn’t have a clue, but wanted to go to sea, and put up my hand.” As many before him had done, Lloyd waved goodbye to his parents and to Bette at the CPR station, then took that long train ride to Halifax. From there it was across the U-boat infested North Atlantic to England where Lloyd was assigned to Combined Operations Special Duty involving army, navy and air force. There was lot to learn. Put ‘on loan’ to Combined Operations as a sub-lieutenant, Lloyd was assigned to armour-plated landing craft assault ships, and the naval commandoes, a unit that preferred to work in the dark hours after midnight. “We practised a lot of night landing on Welsh and Scottish beaches. Stalin badly needed a European Front to ease the pressure on
Russia. But we weren’t ready yet.” Lloyd’s ﬁrst landing took place in November, 1942 on North Africa’s Oran Beach. His landing craft was part of a major troop convoy bringing the troops who would eventually force Field Marshall Rommel from North Africa, and back up Churchill’s “End of the Beginning” speech which followed victory at El Alamein. With the Oran landing a success, and more experience gained for early hour beach landings, Lloyd’s unit was sent to the next assignment aboard the passenger vessel Clan MacLintock which was torpedoed near Spain at 4 a.m.With chaos on board among an untrained civilian crew, Lloyd jumped into the water where he was pulled into a lifeboat as the stern of the passenger ship rose high above the water before her ﬁnal plunge. There were
crew members still clinging to the ship. “We called to some sailors to jump. But they wouldn’t. Could they swim? I don’t know.They went down with that ship. Very sad.” Reorganized once again in Tunisia, Lloyd’s crew put assault troops through practice landings to gain vital experience in ‘overboard procedure’ and problems connected to stumbling ashore in the dark. Their assignment was to land at Marzamemi on the southeast coast of Sicily just south of Syracuse. “This was supposed to be a calm spot on the Med but a force four wind turned into force seven. The night was black and the sea rough. Everyone on the (landing craft) sat on their little benches soaked and throwing up. Poor God damn soldiers. “Imagine having to ﬁght after that. And yet, the bad
weather had one good effect. The enemy was certain that a landing could not be made. We scored a touchdown.” As the momentum of war swung slowly in favour of the Western Allies, German resistance toughened, so that every advancing step up through the island of Sicily was hard earned. The next point of attack was up the west coast of the Italian peninsula at Salerno. “Unfortunately a German general had calculated that this would be Montgomery’s strategy. So a hard-nosed army was waiting for us.” Approaching Salerno, on Sept. 8, 1943 — four years since war began — the British division Lloyd was carrying had problems with a staunch defence.The U.S. Rangers at Vietri also took a big hit, but hung on for days. “The Salerno landing was vigorously opposed, and came near to failure altogether. Nevertheless, now that we were ashore, Italy capitulated. Germany was on its own in the south, and defending tenaciously. They were in fact the last German unit still ﬁghting at war’s end in 1945.” With their invasion experiences analyzed, the Allies were ﬁnally nearing the launch of their masterplan called “Overlord” which would turn June 6, 1944 into a day remembered as the largest military operation in history, and one of the most important events of the 20th century. “There was a long time waiting, but everybody knew an invasion would happen somewhere along the northern coast of Europe, but when? “We were anxious for it to begin. We’d learned a lot and we were pretty good. Most of us were in our early twenties, so there was lots of fun. We were very close — lifelong friends. But we knew what was coming.” Lloyd’s new assignment as boat ofﬁcer put him in charge of a large infantry landing craft with two ofﬁcers and 20 crew; four Oerlikon 20 mm cannons, and bunks for 130 soldiers. On the morning of June 5, 1944 everyone was ready and tossing about on a stormy English Channel so bad that the event was cancelled. At 4 a.m. the next morning, June 6, with See Landing page 10
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PUBLIC HEARING & PUBLIC MEETING Notice is given that a PUBLIC HEARING and PUBLIC MEETING will be held in the Main Theatre of the Kay Meek Centre at 1700 Mathers Avenue, West Vancouver, BC on Thursday, November 21, 2013 at 6 p.m. for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to the District of West Vancouver Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaws and proposed development permit, as described below.
The applicant is hosting two public information meetings prior to the Public Hearing and Public Meeting. The public information meetings will give residents an opportunity to learn about the proposed development and ask questions of the applicant in an open house format. Meetings are scheduled as follows:
Notice is also given of the District of West Vancouver’s intention to close and remove the dedication of a highway as shown hatched on Map B. The closed highway is to be consolidated with existing adjacent parcel(s) of land.
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Applicant: Grosvenor Capital Corporation Subject Lands: The lands enclosed by the dashed line on Map A and described legally below, known for convenience as the 1300 Block Marine Drive, south side. Legal Description: PID: 008-988-528, Lot A Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 11926; PID: 011-751-274, Amended Lot 8 (Explanatory Plan 4068) Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; PID: 011-751-215, Lot 7 Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; PID: 004-428-374, Lot 6 Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; PID: 011-751-207, Lot 5 Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; PID: 008-994-498, Lot B Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 11655; PID: 011-751-282, Lot A Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; PID: 011-751-291, The Closed Lane In Explanatory Plan 15273 Block 25 District Lot 237 Plan 4210; Proposed Closed Lane shown hatched on Map B. Purpose: The proposed bylaws and proposed development permit would facilitate the comprehensive phased redevelopment of the 1300 Block Marine Drive (south side) to allow for two mixed-use buildings of six and seven storeys with underground parking, 98 residential units, retail and ofﬁce space, and improvements to surrounding public space and sidewalks. Proposed Ofﬁcial Community Plan Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, proposed Ofﬁcial Community Plan
Bylaw No. 4360, 2004, Amendment Bylaw No. 4768, 2013, would formalize Council’s land use policy direction for the special site identiﬁed in the Ofﬁcial Community Plan.
Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4767, 2013, would rezone the subject land to a new site speciﬁc “CD50 – Comprehensive Development Zone 50 (1300 Block Marine Drive, south side)” to facilitate a comprehensive redevelopment of the site. Proposed Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw: If adopted, proposed Phased Development Agreement Authorization Bylaw No. 4769, 2013 would authorize the District and Marine Drive BT Holdings Limited to enter into a Phased Development Agreement under the Local Government Act that, among other details, would:
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the community and all the different groups inside the university who are affected,” said Laurel Whitney, a Capilano instructor and organizer with the committee. The only consultation that happened last time cuts were made came at the 11th hour and only after an uproar of protest from the affected faculties and their allies,Whitney said. She added none of that did anything the sway Capilano’s leadership from their positions. Whitney said she fears the same could happen this year. “Again, there’s no academic plan,” she said, adding the university doesn’t have criteria for
which programs could be cut and which ones will be spared. “There’s no vision that’s shared,” she said. The worry is that if Capilano continues to be steered from the administration without any guidance from prospective students or employers, it could soon end up no longer serving the needs of the community, said Whitney. Most of Capilano’s students come from North Vancouver and West Vancouver secondary schools,Whitney noted. “Do they know we don’t have computer science anymore? Do they know we don’t have digital web design anymore? Do they know we don’t have commerce anymore?” Whitney asked.
The institution’s troubles are drawing lobbying efforts from farther up the Sea to Sky Highway. “Capilano is really important to Squamish.You hear people talk about it and they have a real affection for it.We are trying to make sure we have a voice,” said Chris Pettingill, Squamish Chamber of Commerce chairman. Pettingill has also had sit-downs with some of the North Shore’s MLAs to let them know how the university’s identity crisis has affected local communities.Those meetings, he said, have been productive. “The MLAs that I’ve spoken to have been really receptive and willing to listen. It’s a pretty complicated issue. I don’t
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A man who was allegedly involved in a violent assault on a North Vancouver woman last month has been arrested by police. Vancouver police arrested Stephen Lee Schienbein, 50,Thursday afternoon in Surrey, in connection with an Oct. 12 beating and sexual assault of a 25-year-old North Vancouver woman.
At approximately 2 a.m. on Oct. 12, the woman was leaving Gastown to come home to the North Shore and ﬂagged down what she believed to be a taxi.The suspect allegedly drove her to East Vancouver where she was attacked. The woman managed to escape and was able to get help from a stranger who called 9-1-1. She was treated and released from hospital. Police released a surveillance video on Oct.
19 depicting a van they suspected was used in the attack. A witness later observed a vehicle similar to the description given by the victim and driven by a man matching the suspect’s description.The witness made note of the licence plate number and forwarded it to police. The Crown has approved charges of sexual assault causing bodily harm, sexual assault with a weapon, forcible conﬁnement and assault against Schienbein.
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think they can snap their ﬁngers and have a solution but my perception is they have really listened to us and somewhat behind the scenes are trying to see what they can do to make sure there is some sort of discussion,” he said. Wednesday’s meeting takes place Nov. 13, at 7 p.m. at the Fraternal Order of Eagles hall on West 3rd Street in North Vancouver. Bulcroft did not return phone calls from the North Shore News. North Shore MLAs Ralph Sultan and Jane Thornthwaite could not be reached before press time.
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More than poppies O n Remembrance Day we are urged to remember the sacriﬁces our veterans made for Canada. So it’s too bad our own government isn’t doing such a good job of that itself. Traditionally on Nov. 11, we focus on the heroes of the First and Second World Wars. But there have been more wars since then — and veterans of later generations. Today some of our youngest veterans — such as those who served in Afghanistan — are some of our most damaged, both physically and mentally. Recent reports show diagnoses of post-traumatic stress disorder are rising among Afghanistan veterans, often years after their combat mission has ended. But as the problems faced by veterans increase, the help they need is being taken away by the same government that annually intones us to never forget.
Staff in the military units supposed to help those with PTSD have had to ﬁght against federal cutbacks. Recently, a number of younger veterans say they’ve been discharged from the military because they are too disabled for ‘active deployment’ — just shy of qualifying for a Canadian Forces pension. Those who have been injured say the lump-sum awards under the New Veterans Charter aren’t enough to provide reasonable ﬁnancial security — especially as they get older. It’s not good enough to consider our veterans through sentimental lenses one week of the year. They need real, practical help the other 51 weeks as well. As a nation, we asked them to go to war. When they returned, we haven’t always kept our end of the bargain. We owe them so much more.
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Dear Editor: Lest we forget ... Remembrance Day is around the corner and we all buy the poppy and I feel we have done our part.Then I think about
the Conservatives cutting pensions for our soldiers. About how Duffy,Wallin and Brazeau are pleading about their $135,000 salary and $100,00 pension. Nov. 11 is around the
Show some respect, and wear a poppy proudly Dear Editor: Where’s your poppy? As I spent my day in Vancouver and back at home in West Vancouver this past week, it startled me to see how few people are wearing the poppy a week before Remembrance Day. The poppy, proudly worn on our left lapel, shows our commitment
to the memory of our Canadian soldiers who have paid the ultimate sacriﬁce over many decades for the freedom we enjoy. Please show your respect, and honour the sacriﬁce of these brave men and women. Please wear a poppy! David Jones West Vancouver
corner and we may forget we pay $150 million a year for a bunch of lowlife senators that have no consideration for anyone except themselves. The senators have shown
some fortitude and sent a message to get rid of these leeches in the senate. These people have used technicalities to squeeze more money for themselves. I applaud the suspension
of these senators.The next step is to be rid of the senate as a whole. Spend the $150 million on those that deserve it. Lest we forget. Angelo Cusano North Vancouver
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Dear Editor: I was dismayed to read MLA Ralph Sultan’s Oct. 20 letter to the editor in which he dismisses a letter from a retired faculty member who opposes the recent budget process and cuts at Capilano University. That letter was actually from more than 40 retired faculty members who built Capilano since the late ’60s.
Sultan congratulates the university for pouring resources into ﬁlm and media. Doesn’t he realize that it’s president Kris Bulcroft’s ﬁscal mismanagement that led to the elimination of entire programs at CapU? These unique, nationally recognized art programs were on the cusp of becoming degreegranting programs, and are
now being destroyed. Their infrastructure will be impossible to replace in this economic climate. It’s incredible that Sultan, a past minister of advanced education, sees ﬁt to support Bulcroft’s short-sightedness and her violation of the basic protocols of consultation. George Rammell Instructor, Studio Art Program Capilano University
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I’ve got a bridge I’d like to sell you Today, I’m raising a glass to the greatest salesmen of all time — the ones who sold the EiffelTower, the Brooklyn Bridge, and various other landmarks. A good salesman can sell you something you need or want. A great salesman will sell you something you didn’t know you needed. A con man will sell you something you don’t need, don’t want, and which he doesn’t own. By the 1930s, the idea of selling the Brooklyn Bridge had become a cliché. But in the late 1800s, it was a very real full-time business for half a dozen conﬁdence tricksters. A swindler named Reed C.Waddell would prop up a sign reading “Bridge for sale,” and would be open for business. He’d take anywhere from $250 to $1,000 — not a bad day’s pay in the 1890s. The bridge sellers’ targets were new immigrants, those so enraptured by the American dream that they imagined anyone could buy a famous public landmark. By the 1920s, Ellis Island was handing out pamphlets
warning that streets, bridges, and other public objects were not for sale. In Europe, the scam was reversed.The Czech con man Harry Jelinek once sold Karlstejn Castle to American industrialists, allegedly while pretending to be a local baron. Another Czech-born con man was the greatest of them all.Victor Lustig left his home country at a relatively young age, so he had to sell the landmarks of other nations. Fortunately, he was ﬂuent in many languages, and he chose to settle down in Paris. In 1925, French newspapers
to go to the police. He would later get caught in the States, and died in Alcatraz on a counterfeiting charge. One reason I can feel some admiration for these swindlers is they knew they were crooks. Once they were caught, they seldom attempted to pretend they were anything other than clever and unscrupulous. You still see this sort of scam every so often these days, but far more often, we see the descendents of the
other style of scam artist, Charles Ponzi. Ponzi realized that scamming one gullible mark with a lot of cash could be replaced by scamming lots and lots of poor people out of what little money they had. He invented the industrial-sized scam, and is the direct cause of people like Bernie Madoff and the folks who rope you into buying fraudulent stocks that are “guaranteed” to go up 200 per cent. Even worse are those one rung up the ladder, who work at
the big banks and trading houses. JPMorgan recently agreed to pay $13 billion in exchange for a wide range of ﬁnancial improprieties — which is a nice way of saying they ripped off an awful lot of people, mostly through mortgage-related shenanigans. These men are cannier than Lustig, as they have taken more, have kept most of it, and are unlikely to die in a prison cell. mclaxton@langleyadvance. com
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doing really, really badly, but there are areas for improvement.” In terms of our vices, North Shore residents aren’t doing too badly, according to the survey. Those who live in the City of North Vancouver are twice as likely to smoke than people who live in West Vancouver. About 10 per cent of city residents admitted to smoking while the proportion of West Vancouver residents was just shy of ﬁve per cent. Both municipalities beat the provincial average of more than 15 per cent, however. Alcohol consumption on the North Shore was fairly low. But 11 per cent of the population still reported binge drinking — deﬁned as consuming ﬁve or more drinks in one occasion — more than once per month.
The District of West Vancouver had the lowest percentage of reported monthly binge drinkers at about six per cent, while Lions Bay reported the highest proportion of monthly binge drinking at 21 per cent. Men were more than twice as likely than women to report binge drinking more than once a month. So were those under 29 and with less education. The data collected from the North Shore Wellness Survey will be used to develop and guide future services and support the North Shore Congress Child and Family Friendly Community Charter. O’Connor said he hopes the information will be useful both to individual municipalities and school boards, but also to the community as a whole, in addressing some of the issues raised in the study.
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a fence before a B.C. Supreme Court justice. Jorge Graham sued his neighbours Namtej Singh Kang and Saranjit Kaur Kang — as well the Kangs’ contractor Kuldeep Singh Rai of Golden Gate Developments — over a wooden fence between their Prime Street properties. Both the homes were rental houses in which neither party lived. According to court documents, the Kangs bought their property in September 2011 and
Alleged fraudster caught A would-be fraudster aiming to ﬂy home to Toronto found his wings clipped Monday as he sat in police custody. West Vancouver police arrested a man Saturday afternoon after staff from a Park Royal jewelry store saw him trying to purchase more than $15,000 in goods with a declined
credit card. After searching the 25-year-old, ofﬁcers found two suspected fraudulent credit cards. Helong Jin is now charged with fraud over $5,000 and possession of a stolen credit card. A judge ordered that Jin be held in custody pending his next court appearance. — Brent Richter
hired Rai to tear down the existing house on the lot and build a new singlefamily home. Graham owned the lot next door. During excavation work on the Kangs property in January 2012, the wooden fence and an iron gate attached to it fell down. Graham eventually sued, claiming the fence had been on his property. Graham claimed more than $10,000 plus taxes to replace the entire fence and for damage done to the iron gate. In a counter claim,
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Landing craft hit mine at Gold Beach From page 3 this massive organization of troops and equipment running out of time, the word came —“This is not a drill.” Lloyd piloted his ship loaded with English troops down the mineswept channel called ‘Piccadilly Circus’ toward Gold Beach;
Canadians went to Juno Beach on his left, more Brits were at Sword Beach farther east, and American Rangers were at the western beaches — Omaha and Utah. The bow of his ship hit one of the four million mines Rommel planted below the water line. “We stuffed a mattress in the hole. But ran aground,
and one poor bugger had to drag a rope to shallow water so that the boys who couldn’t swim had a handhold to get ashore. He did his job.” On that memorable day, Lloyd and his crew began a dozen more trips back to England for men and supplies and a return to the beaches where the Allied
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Alyson Jones signs a copy of her book, MORE: A New Philosophy for Exceptional Living, for Angela Kelman, a Juno Award-winning singer and vocal coach, at a book and scholarship launch event Nov. 4 at her North Vancouver home. Kelman was among the featured speakers at the event. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN
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Being busy seems to be associated with success these days, and even those who aren’t busy have a hard time admitting to themselves that they don’t have much to do. We run circles, chasing the lifestyle, getting increasingly busy and more stressed out — which can be intoxicating and detrimental to our health. It’s tough to force yourself to relax. Speaking from personal experience, it’s hard to ignore the piled up laundry, house that needs to be cleaned, taxes that need to be ﬁled, papers that need to be taken care of — not to mention that days off only give us extra time for workouts and the things we meant to do during the week. Most of us keep going until our bodies hit a wall, and our body always breaks down at the most inconvenient time, almost to spite us for not taking a break. Beat the over-doing-it blues by including these essentials into your ﬁtness plan. Recovery from workouts
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Take it easy and you’ll reach the top Question: I’d love to ride my bike more often but our North Shore hills can be daunting. Do you have any advice on hills (short of moving to Richmond)? Answer: You’re worried about cycling on hills? But hills are magical! Just the other day I rode down from Harry Jerome to the SeaBus with barely a pedal stroke. As I coasted down effortlessly, caressed by a gentle breeze and dazzled by the sunshine dancing on the ever-nearing ocean, I thought to myself how simple some of life’s greatest pleasures are. How lucky we are to live on the North Shore where there are so many hills capable of bringing endless delight. Perhaps you’re thinking nothing comes without a price.The joy of descent is brought about only by the blood, sweat and tears of an uphill climb. Sure, if that’s the price you want to pay.What if you’re too lazy though? What if you just want to ride somewhere and not get too fussed? A little bit of exercise is always going to slip in whenever you get on a bike but if you do things right, you may barely notice. Too often cyclists hurl themselves at a hill with enthusiasm and ﬁlled with bravado, but deep down they know the odds of survival are slim.Their ﬁrst strong and deﬁant pedal strokes quickly lead to trembling legs and unpleasant panting, followed by the discovery that the air no longer seems
to contain enough oxygen to sustain life.This feeling can inspire some people to train harder until they’re able to put in maximum effort on seriously long ascents, but developing a deep-seated fear of hills is the far more likely response. If you fall into the latter category, don’t despair.The problem isn’t that you’re not trying hard enough, it’s that you’re trying too hard. The ﬁrst rule of hills is to ride as slowly as possible without actually tipping over. If fast joggers are passing you, your speed is about right. If you’re riding a three-wheeler and can’t tip, the sky’s the limit when it comes to slowness — three-legged blind Chihuahuas, candy wrappers carried on the breeze — let ’em by. The key to achieving your sloth-like pace is putting your bike in the very lowest gear. Not just a low gear — the lowest.That’s what it’s there for. Not using it is like not having dessert, in other words, it makes no sense at all. Choosing the lowest gear allows you to follow the next rule, which is to tread lightly on the pedals and think gossamer thoughts. Try spinning those pedals a bit faster rather than pushing on them harder. Yes, that seems nice and easy, doesn’t it? Wait, what’s happening? Is that your heart beating faster? Why are you suddenly enveloped in a warm glow? Well, you’re
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climbing a hill after all. Some physiological effects are to be expected.With careful technique, these don’t ever need to go beyond the level at which you’re pleasantly reminded that you’re a living, breathing human being. What if the hill is too long and steep, and you don’t have enough gears to avoid extreme effort? All is not lost.There’s still one trick up your sleeve: Get off the bike and walk the steep section.You’ll get to the top just as surely as if you’d chosen to suffer. Once you’ve made it, one way or another, take a moment to enjoy the view from the top. Isn’t it lovely? Of course you could have pedalled faster and harder if you wanted to and really showed the threelegged chihuahua who’s boss.That’s for another day.Today you made it to the top cool and relaxed (mostly) and ready for the ride ahead. Released from the shackles of gravity, you can now speed away like a gazelle, leaving that hill far, far behind you. P.S. For those days when hills seem particularly long and steep, don’t forget you can put your bike on the bus at no extra charge. Or, invest in an electric-assist bike and you’ll soon be seeking out hills just for the thrill of breezing up them. The Pedal Pushers are Dan Campbell, AntjeWahl, Anita Leonhard and Heather Drugge, four North Shore residents who use their bikes for transportation. northshore. firstname.lastname@example.org
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PUBLIC MEETING NOTICE is hereby given by the City of North Vancouver that a Public Meeting will be held on MONDAY, NOVEMBER 18, 2013 AT 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC. DEVELOPMENT VARIANCE PERMIT NO. DVP-2013-00004 KARL WEIN AND ASSOCIATES has applied for a Development Variance Permit with respect to the property legallyy described as Lot 11, Block 75, DL 549, Plan 8835, located at 230 East 12th Street. This Development Variance Permit would vary the following regulations to allow for the construction of a 4-unit residential dwelling on this apartment (RM-1) zoned property: 1. Interior side yard setbacks from 15 ft. to 5 ft. 2. Number of permitted stories from 3 stories to 3 ½ stories (the maximum permitted height of 42.65 ft. will not be exceeded). 3. Lot Coverage from 50% to 55%. 4. Garage size from 600 sq. ft. to 650 sq. ft. 5. Parking access – to allow for 4 parking stalls with direct access from the rear lane.
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Community Bulletin Board GENEALOGIST IN RESIDENCE Expert genealogical researcher and librarian Jane Lucas will meet with experienced and new family historians Sundays, Nov. 10, 17 and 24, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Sign up for a 25-minute consultation to ask questions about researching your family’s past. Registration required. 604-925-7403 westvanlibrary.ca COMMEMORATING THE WAR EFFORT Join North Vancouver Museum’s Shipyard Sal for a free and entertaining look at our historic shipyard. Listen to songs, participate in rivet-toss demonstrations, and giggle at quick costume changes. Monday, Nov. 11, 1:30 and 3 p.m., PGE Railway Station, foot of Lonsdale. 604-990-3700 x8016 REMEMBRANCE DAY Join the Burrard Yacht Club in a Maritime Memorial Service commencing at 10:30 a.m. on Monday, Nov. 11, at Cates Park, 200 block Dollarton Hwy, North Vancouver.
burrardyachtclub.com REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY on Monday, Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m. at Lynn Valley Cairn, Pioneer Park, corner of Mountain Hwy and Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver. legionbcyukon.ca REMEMBRANCE DAY CEREMONY on Monday, Nov. 11, 10:45 a.m. at Victoria Park, corner of Keith Rd. and Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. nsvcc.ca ALICE MUNRO TALK SFU Prof. Richard Harvey will talk about writer Alice Munro and the art of narrative ﬁction Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. 604-925-7400 westvanlibrary.ca GENEALOGY RESOURCES Learn about Ancestry: Library Edition and start discovering your family tree Tuesday, Nov. 12, 7-8:30 p.m. at North Vancouver City library, 120 West 14th St. nvcl.ca E-MAGAZINES ARE EASY Learn about Zinio, the North Vancouver District Public Library’s online magazine service Wednesday, Nov. 13, 2-3
STAND UP! Brittany Raymond and Trevor Tordjman, stars of the Family Channel TV dance drama The Next Step, teach students at Sherwood Park elementary the “Stand Up and Shout” dance. Sherwood was one of three schools across Canada chosen to be visited by the TV actors as part of the Family Channel’s 11th annual Bullying Awareness Week campaign, which encourages kids to stand up, not stand by, when they witness bullying. Sherwood was selected to participate in the Stand UP! rally thanks to a contest entry from student Jolene Verdicchio. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court. Learn how to set up accounts and how to ﬁnd, checkout and download magazines. Registration required. 604929-3727 nvdpl.ca
PHOTOGRAPHY 101 Professional photographer Scott Robarts will guide participants through the basics of photography Wednesday, Nov. 13, 7-8:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley library,
1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Van. Registration required. 604-984-0286 x8144 nvdpl.ca Compiled by Debbie Caldwell
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Stand up for Canadian veterans
Voice your concerns with those in ofﬁce
Every year when I was growing up my father would take me down to the Cenotaph on Remembrance Day. I was about six when I ﬁrst started attending and most of my friends and their dads were there too. What I remember most was the pomp and ceremony of the event. I had lots of questions. Are those guns real? What are those ribbons the veterans were wearing? Why am I in short pants in November? Those short pants were part of my Scout uniform. It’s cold in Ontario in November. A lot of times it felt like it was going to snow on Remembrance Day and on a few occasions it did. After the ceremony the vets retreated to the Legion hall and I went home for a cup of hot chocolate and a pair of long pants.
Older andWiser Tomorrow is Remembrance Day and our thoughts turn once again to our veterans. These days the veterans’ battle isn’t with the bad guys it’s with their own government. Veterans have complained for years about the programs and compensation under the Veterans Charter, which was brought in in 2006. Under the legislation, exsoldiers saw the decadesold pension for life system replaced with a worker’s compensation-style lump sum award and allowance. A detailed actuarial analysis by Veterans
Ombudsman Guy Parent found that some of the most disabled veterans face old age in near poverty under the new charter. Nobody wants that and it prompts the question: What is our commitment to our veterans? Canadian veterans and their families are entitled to respectful treatment and adequate standards of care. That should be a given but sadly it’s not. Parliament is sitting on a report from the Veterans Ombudsman that addresses veterans’ concerns around support services for families, ﬁnancial security, an improved standard of living and more supports for employment opportunities. Implementation of the report would immediately beneﬁt veterans. A broader question, and a more difﬁcult one to answer in my opinion, is whether there is or ought to be a sacred trust or social obligation between Parliament and
the veterans? Opinion is divided. The academics say no. The Ottawa Citizen in a recent editorial declared that, “We owe them that obligation. Always.” A second question that follows the ﬁrst is: Should seriously wounded veterans returning home enjoy special status or privilege with regard to medical care? I’d be cautious here. Right now, at least in theory, we have a medical
system where everyone has equal access to care. Those most in need are the ﬁrst to be seen. Is that something we want to change? Do we want to replace need with merit? And if so, just how would we determine who is most deserving of care? These are not easy questions but it is a discussion we must have — in Parliament not the courts. One thing is certain, when it comes to the
treatment of wounded veterans in this country we have not always put their interests ﬁrst. We can and must do better. If you care about this issue, call or write to your member of Parliament and let them know how you feel.
Shore Community Resources Caregiver Support Program will present a free program designed for those who provide emotional or practical support to a family member or friend Thursday, Nov. 28, 1:30-4 p.m. at Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Learn tools and tips for making care decisions. Registration required. 604-984-0286 x8144 604-982-3320 firstname.lastname@example.org
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POTTERY Hand building wheel work, low and high ﬁre, Thursdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. $18 per season, plus the cost of materials. 604-980-2474 silverharbourcentre.com QUILTERS’ RENDEZVOUS Bring See more page 22
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From page 21 your own projects to work on with fellow quilters, Wednesdays, noon-3 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. 604-9836362
QUILTING A volunteer group that makes large rafﬂe quilts and small projects all year round, Tuesdays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. Free. 604-980-2474 silverharbourcentre.com QUILTING BEE A free workshop where you quilt for the centre, Fridays,
9 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. 604925-7280 westvancouver. ca/seniors SENIORS ACTING UP A cabaret group that performs at seniors facilities twice a month rehearses Thursdays from 10 a.m. to noon at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. $18 per season.
Joan, 604-325-1857 SEWING SOCIAL Bring your sewing machine and complete your projects, including quilts, in the company of others Thursdays, noon-3:30 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: non-members $4/members $2. Coffee, tea and cookies provided. 604-987-4923
SILK PAINTING Students of all levels will learn salt and resist techniques to make cards, scarves and yardage Mondays, 1-3 p.m. at Silver Harbour Centre, 144 East 22nd St., North Vancouver. $18 per season and pay as you go for materials. 604-980-2474 silverharbourcentre.com SINGING SOCIAL A casual singing group, no
experience is necessary, Mondays, 10-11 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: non-members $4/members $2. Coffee, tea and cookies provided. 604-987-5820 mollienyehouse.com Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-proﬁt, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com.
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LOCAL HEROES Craig Bowlsby offers insight into his book Empire of Ice at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, kicking off the Local Heroes Speakers’ Series. The next event in the series, presented by the West Vancouver Historical Society, will feature a presentation by Elaine Graham, Lighthouse Park’s resident ranger, who will discuss the past, present and future of the community forest and light station, at the seniors centre Nov. 20 at 7 p.m. wvhs.ca PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH
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Lawrence Ovide (Smitty) Allard
1916-1994. Born in Sardis, BC. Served 1939-45 Canadian Army. Descendant of Ovide Allard of Hudsons Bay Co. Loved his “maple leaf forever.” Was/is loved with much affection by his niece Naydeen.
Joseph Antone United States Army
Served with the RCAF during WW2 as mid upper gunner, Bomber Command. His crew completed 30 sorties. Jack passed away on September 15, 2012
Willie Kelly Antone WW II Vet (Kelly Boys)
Edward Harry Ange WWII Vet. Motorcycle Dispatcher. Killed in Action.
WWII Veteran. Canadian Army Infantry.
Steven Antone Wright
March 24th 1924-December 16th 2006 Served in the Canadian Army World War II, 2nd Field Regiment, 10th Battery First Canadian Division 1942-1946 front line service as a Dispatcher in Sicily and then in occupied Germany.
Awarded the Military Medal for Gallantry in Action. This medal was presented to him by Field General Montgomery.
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Flight Lieutenant Albert Carnelley Brook, Distinguished Flying Cross Served RCAF as Navigator based in England World War II. Died, Winnipeg January 26, 2010, age 93.
Served in the US State Maritime Service. He was wounded twice while serving in the South Pacific. He was decorated with several medals, including the Purple Heart.
Daniel Ted Cheer
Volunteered at age 18 in 1943 with the Sea Forth Highlanders. He served in France, Germany, Italy and Holland. He was killed in action in 1944.
This Remembrance Day we will honour the brave men and women who serve and have served our great nation. They have bestowed upon us the many freedoms that we enjoy each day.
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Remembrance Day Events on the North Shore NORTH VANCOUVER Royal Canadian Legion Service and Parade November 11 | 9:20 am Victoria Park Cenotaph at Keith Road and Lonsdale Avenue. The ﬁrst stage of the parade route will consist of the following movements: • At 9:20 a.m., the Pipe Band march off from the Armories at 15th & Forbes Avenue. • Proceed East up to 15th – across Lonsdale Avenue – Southbound to St. George and up to the RCMP Detachment. • At 9:55 a.m., the contingents of the Pipe Band, RCMP and Fire Department will precede South on St. Georges down to the assembly point at the corner of East Keith Road and St. George. With the completion of the ceremonies at approximately 11:30 a.m., Veterans along with remaining participants will march off from the Cenotaph at Victoria Park. The ﬁnal stage of the parade route will consist of the following movements: • Northbound on Lonsdale Ave. • Turning Westbound on West 15 Street. • Proceeding West on 15 Street up to the Armories on Forbes Avenue.
Maritime Memorial Service November 11 | 10:30 am Cates Park The public is invited to join the Burrard Yacht Club in a service.
Info: www.burrardyachtclub.com or 604-988-0817
Royal Canadian Legion November 11 | 10:45 am Lynn Valley Memorial Cairn - Pioneer Park Corner of Lynn Valley Rd and Mountain Hwy, North Vancouver.
WW I Vet. Joined the Army when he was only 15 years old and was not honest about his age.
Volunteered at age 21 in 1941. He served with the Royal Canadian Army Service Corps in England, France and Holland. Reginald was killed in the line of duty in Holland in 1945.
WEST VANCOUVER Royal Canadian Legion Service and Parade November 11 | 10:45 am - noon A service in honour of veterans and those currently serving in the Canadian Armed Forces. A parade leaves 18th Street and Marine Drive at 10:50 am and arrives at the Memorial Arch for a service at 11 a.m.
Chor Leoni Men’s Choir will perform a Remembrance Day concert Monday, Nov. 11, 2 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Admission: $30/$25/$15.
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Henry Downer WWII
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Joan's life has been a multifaceted, multitalented work in nursing and later volunteering. Her Canadian service overseas just after school began this in WW II. Respected by patients, colleagues, and her nursing association, and honoured by them. This is an officer, a warm and beloved nurse, and a lady.
Douglas H. Franklin
Served with the Infantry as Lieutenant in the Canadian Army PPCLI during World War 2. He was a resident of West Vancouver from 1928 - 1936 and then again from 1958 until his passing in 1974.
WW II Vet.
Sgt. E.M. Wilson (Harder) Served with the British Army (ATS) as AA gun crew on the cliffs of Dover from 1943 – 1945. Passed away in 2005.
Volunteered in ’39, age 29. Served with the Westminster Regiment in England, France, Belgium, Holland, Germany, North Africa & Italy. Received 6 medals. Served with the 5th Canadian Division, under the 8th British Army.
F/O Lloyd J. Harder
RCAF pilot 1943 – 1946. Flew 31 combat missions with 88 Sqdn. RAF while stationed at Vitry-en-Artois. Passed in 2006 after a satisfying life.
Remembrance Day Maritime Memorial Service The public is invited to join members of Burrard Yacht Club in a Remembrance Day Maritime Ceremony on the water at Cates Park, November 11 at 10:30AM.
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Joined US Army at age 18 in 1940. Served with the 101st Airborne Division in England, France, Italy and Belgium. Harvey started out as a Medic, then retrained as a Paratrooper in England. He participated in the Battle of the Bulge. Discharged in 1947.
Joined the Canadian Army at age 18 in 1944. He took basic training in Saskatchewan, then switched over to the Medical Corps. Jock was discharged in 1946.
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Jimmy E. Johnston
Joined the Canadian Army at age 21 in Nov. 1944. Trained with the #11 Platoon, C Coy Petawawa Regiment. He was in transit on the Atlantic Ocean when the war was declared over.
Roy Jones joined the RCAF in WW2 and later served in the tank corps. Born and lived in North Vancouver, Roy passed away July 21, 2003; he was 77.
After leaving St. Paul’s Residential School she volunteered at age 18 in 1941 to serve with the Canadian Women’s Corps. She trained in Vermillion, Alberta. She was stationed in Victoria until 1945.
Norman Lewis WW II Vet. Joined in April 1945 at 24 years of age.
James Joseph McDonald
Frederick S Matheson
Private. Served with the Canadian, Scottish Regiment in France, Germany and Holland 1942-1945. Died March 19, 2010.
MCPL Charles Matiru: Deployed to Kabul 2004, Kandahar 2006, he was part of the specialty "Joint Task Force X" 2009-2013. You will always be in our hearts.
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Served in the Royal Canadian Army in WWII as a Tank Gunner in the 28th Armoured Regiment. Fought in the invasion of Normandy to liberate France. Always remembered, always missed.
Off to WW II, went James Joseph McDonald. His steam boiler trade on family homestead led to steam engineer, at sea, aboard HMCS Grandmere, and at pulp mill and hospital, in civic life. Favourite stories - how he managed seasickness and married Blanche.
Served in France, Germany, Italy and Holland. He was active in the “D” Day Invasion and was awarded 5 medals. Wounded in ’44. Pretended to be dead while Nazi’s ripped off his “Dog” tags and went through his pockets. Crawled back to Allied lines, his only ID was his Cdn. uniform.
Volunteered at age 18 in 1941. He served with the Sea Forth Highlanders in Italy and France. Milton drove a supply truck in the convoys and was also an ambulance driver. He was wounded when his truck went over a land mine.
Volunteered at age 27 in 1941. He served in Canada, The United Kingdom and Europe. He was discharged in Vancouver in 1946.
RALPH SULTAN, MLA
Volunteered at age 40 on Dec. 6, 1941. He was trained in small arms and demolitions, but served with the Canadian Forestry Corps in Glasgow. The C.F.C. produced railway ties.
Volunteered in ’42 age 22 with the Algonquin Regiment in England, Belgium, France and Germany. Was stretcher bearer in Medical Corps when wounded & his buddies killed. Later recalled a dream his friends were calling him to go with them.
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Now serving with the US Embassy in Monte Visio, Uruguay. A ’66 grad of the US Military Academy. Senior Army Aviator is 22 year veteran. Awarded the Silver Star, Distinguished Flying Cross, Bronze Star and other citations.
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The Royal Canadian Legion - We welcome new members. All members of the public are welcome to any of our Branches and the Army, Navy and Airforce after the services.
West Vancouver Branch 60 580 - 18th Street, West Vancouver
North Vancouver Branch 118 123 W. 15th Street, North Vancouver
Lynn Valley Branch 114 1630 Lynn Valley Road, North Vancouver
Army, Navy and Airforce Veterans in Canada Unit 45 119 East 3rd St. North Vancouver
We welcome all veterans and the public to any of our ceremonies at: MEMORIAL ARCH Marine Drive at 20th Street, West Vancouver at 10:40 am Monday VICTORIA PARK Keith at Lonsdale Avenue, North Vancouver at 10:30 am Monday LYNN VALLEY CAIRN Veterans Plaza at Museum & Archives Building, North Vancouver at 10:40 am Monday
We would like to thank all the contributors to the Poppy Campaign and thank the volunteers for all their hard work.
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PVT. 1st Class, 334th Infantry. Volunteered ’42 at 20, served with the American 9th Army in Europe. Received Bronze Star in ’44, Silver Star and the Purple Heart. Fought in Battle of the Bulge, killed in action in Holland, February 28, 1945.
James P. Nahanee
Enlisted at 17. Assigned to Germany with NATO Forces. Transferred in ’67 to Edmonton, then to Cyprus in ’68 for 6 months. Stationed in Calgary from ’68-’74. Back to Cyprus in ’71. Trained on navy ships. Disharged in ’74. Received the Cyprus Medal.
Joined Canadian Navy in January ’57. Basic training, CFB Cornwallis NS, then Esquimalt for medical training for nursing. Worked at military hosp. in Esquimalt, then transferred to HMS Stadacona military hosp., Halifax. Served in the military for 2 years.
WWI Vet. 37th Battalion C.E.F. April 3rd, 1929.
Robert W. Ralston
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Joined HMCS Tecumseh at 17. Shipped to St. Johns, Nfld in 1941. Served on the Atlantic high seas to 1945. Is a longtime resident and contractor on the North Shore. Now 88 years old.
Served in England, France, Belgium & Holland. Medals awarded: Cdn Voluntary Service Medal, Civilian Medal, Cdn Centennial Medal (’67), Outstanding Service Medal in organisation work among the Native Indian Communities in BC.
Flight Sgt. Enslisted in Lethbridge AB. Flew with the RCAF during World War II, over the Pacific, as a wireless air gunner. Still residing in North Vancouver at age 90.
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Peter Nahanee Garcia WWII Vet. Canadian Army
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Andy volunteered at age 18 in 1917. He trained as a sniper/gunner and his accuracy was 90 percent.
Thomas Alfred Parry
Joined the US Army in 1987. Undertook basic training at Fort Knox, Texas. Served in Scheinsurt, Germany and Fort Hood, Texas, Saudi Arabia (six months during Desert Storm). Discharged in 1991.
John W. Reeve
Served New Westminster Reg 1942-1946 Royal Canadian Army Corp (Lt. Sgt) in Canadian Infantry Corp K-100013. Served in U.K, Central Mediterranean and Continental EU. Born Dec. 12, 1917.
Volunteered at age 17 in 1914. He became a Machine Gunner. Served in France & Germany for four years.
Sergeant Thomas St. George Wise Racey
Proudly served in the Canadian Army, 1st Survey Regiment R.C.A. during World War II. Member of the Canadian Legion and over 55 years as a Free Mason. Sgt Racey passed away December 7, 2011 at the age of 94.
Served with the United Nationes peacekeeping forces in Cyprus.
Born 1921 in North Vancouver. Served 1942-1946 as Signalman in RCASC in U.K. and Continental Europe. Had 2 daughters and 2 grandsons. Died June, 2002.
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REMEMBRANCE DAY IS NOVEMBER 11TH
Lenard T. Raynsford, DFC Flying Officer, Royal Canadian Air Force. Awarded the Distinguished Flying Cross for great gallantry in the performance of his duties while serving with No. 429 Squadron of the Royal Canadian Air Force.
Eric Patrick Sparksman
Flying Officer Born Nov.1/1921 in New Zealand. Trained Montreal - Ontario. Served in Malta, Tobruk, Sicily, Middle East, 1940-45. Passed away June, 2002. Love, Theda.
Virginia Raynsford 1921 - 2012 Leading Air Crew Woman. Involved with aerial photography for the RCAF during WWII.
Volunteered at age 33 in 1943 with the Royal Canadian Air Force. He arrived in Liverpool on Jan. 17, 1945, on the SS Mauritania. In the early morning hours he heard the bombing of V-2 rockets in the distance. Peter served in England for 20 months.
David Alexander Sim
Served in the Canadian Army in Canada During WWII. Mother of 8 children, Member of RCL Branch 44 TVS. Living in West Vancouver, age 87.
John Harvey Symons
Pilot 404 Canadian RCAF Squadron WW II. John one of three brothers, all pilots, in world war II. Flew Beaufighters on Coastal Strikes against German convoys and Harbours in the English Channel.
Enlisted with US Marine Corps in 1986. Stationed in Camp Lejeune N. Carolina, 6th Marines, 2nd Marine Div. where he was a TOW Gunner. 3 months in Panama. Medals – Good Conduct & Rifle Expert. Honourable discharge in September 1990.
Served in the Canadian Army during WW II in Europe. Father of 8 children, Member of RCL Branch 44 TVS. John passed away on July 1, 2005 at the age of 85
Lieutenant Commander R.C.N.(R.) David Alexander (Sandy) Sim 1921 – 2004 Proudly served aboard the Rayon D’Or, Chicoutimi, Drummondville as Navigator and Anti-Submarine Officer, and New Westminster as Lieutenant and Secondin-Command on WWII ocean convoy duty.
William R. “Sam” Thomas
WWII Vet. Canadian Army
Served with Sherbrooke Fusiliers, 27th Armored Div. in France, Holland & Germany. Received the Croix de Guerre w/ Crimson Star in ’47. “For exceptional service rendered during the war for the liberation of France.” The medal was the highest military award for Gallantry in Action.
John (Jack) Thurston 1890 - 1968 Served in the 10th Battalion Canadian Expeditionary Force 1914 - 1919.
It is not without a price, that we live in a land that is free. In honour of our brave veterans – for your service, endurance, sacrifice and wisdom that we all too often take for granted. We are humbled by your bravery and inspired by your love of country. With deep appreciation and respect, we thank you.
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REMEMBRANCE DAY IS NOVEMBER 11TH
Linwood (Dawson) Trask Enlisted in February 1942, in what was then called the C.W.A.A.F. Within a few months, the service was renamed the R.C.A.F.(W.D.). While stationed at #13 S.F.T.S., St. Hubert, Québec, she met her future husband, Burton.
Joined the US Marine Corp in 1989. Willard did his basic training at Camp Pendleton, Ca. He served at 29 Palms, Ca. In 1991 he served 88 days in the 1st Gulf War and was discharged in March of 1993.
Sgt Rochford Underhill Served in the RAF as a Link Trainer during World War II, 1940 to 1946. 93 years old and still going strong!
Private Albert Walker
Served with the Canadian Expeditionary Force, WW1, 8th BN, Canadian Railway Troops. Died: 26 December 1972, 83 yrs old. Ever remembered and ever loved.
Our Country’s Heroes
Signalman Norman Walker
Royal Canadian Corps of Signals, 1 Div. Sigs. Killed in Action 18 July 1943, Age 26 Buried: Agiria Canadian War Cemetery, Sicily. Ever remembered and ever loved.
November 11, 2013
Volunteered in ’42, at 20 w/ the Royal Highland Regiment of Canada in England, France, Holland and Italy. Wounded carrying a message across front lines. Slept for 3 days, awoke with scars on hip where doctors removed shrapnel. Received 7 medals.
Walter Williams Canadian Army ‘Died in Action’
Born in Vancouver. Served with RCN as a telegraphist first on Miramichi on Coast of BC then to Newfoundland escorting troops across the Atlantic to Londonderry on the Frigate Stonetown. George passed away in Jan 2007 at the age of 86.
Wal-Mart Canada is a proud major corporate sponsor of the Juno Beach Memorial. With nearly $7 million fundraised, this sponsorship was undertaken with input from many of our Canadian Veterans.
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North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards
On November 7, 2013 North Vancouver’s business community joined Master of Ceremonies, Chris Gailus, at the Pinnacle Hotel at the Pier for the North Vancouver Chamber of Commerce 16th Annual Business Excellence Awards. This special gala featured short films
created by Capilano University film students profiling each of the nominated businesses. In addition to raising the profile of the recipients in the community, the awards provide much deserved recognition to business entrepreneurs in our community. Although only one finalist
could receive an award in each category, the businesses who were nominated by their peers were all deserving of special recognition.
For more details on the event, visit www.nvchamber.ca
2013 BUSINESS EXCELLENCE AWARDS RECIPIENTS
sponsored by RBC Royal Bank Simon Daniels BA Blacktop
BA Blacktop Ltd. is an ISO 9001:2008 registered company that has been active in BC since 1956. They are a major contractor and have successfully delivered transportation infrastructure projects throughout BC, from roads and bridges to airports and terminal facilities. BA Blacktop provides full Design-Build and Public-Private Partnership solutions with a solid focus on delivering top quality for value.
Business Person of the Year sponsored by Ratcliff & Company Ken Armstrong Sussex Insurance Agency Inc.
Ken Armstrong founded the first Sussex Insurance Agency Inc. in 1976 in North Vancouver and introduced the concept of franchising to the BC insurance industry in 1989 by opening the first franchised outlet in Vancouver. Since then, the company has entered into partnerships with the Real Canadian Superstore, Save-on-Foods,T&T Supermarket and Walmart Canada.Today the company operates 44 offices in BC with one in 14 British Columbians buying their ICBC Autoplan from Sussex Insurance Inc.
sponsored by Port Metro Vancouver and Western Stevedoring Jim Belsheim Neptune Terminals
Neptune Terminals is one of the largest multi-product bulk terminals in North America. They employ over 300 people and are committed to being a positive, contributing member of the community through their support of local organizations. In addition to a Buy Local program, their community support is focused on five areas of importance to the North Shore: sport, environment, education and social impact.
sponsored by Capilano University School of Business Kris English Xanatos Marine Ltd.
Xanatos Marine Ltd. provides Maritime Domain Awareness systems to ports and authorities. This allows users to have a comprehensive understanding of their marine environment. With the integration of high-tech sensors, the system increases the user’s situational awareness and aids in decision making.
sponsored by Capilano Suspension Bridge Park Paige Larson North Shore Sports Medicine
Since 1986, Paige Larson’s North Shore Sports Medicine has been dedicated to the finest care and service in boutique-style settings. That dedication has led to growth from one, two-bed facility to three sites with 20 beds and 14 healthcare practitioners. The clinics continue to provide the finest care with extensive community involvement by sponsoring athletic, cultural and educational events.
sponsored by Lonsdale Quay Market Anthony Beyrouti Venue Kings Ticket Brokers Inc.
Anthony was born and raised in North Vancouver and combined his passion for sports and keen interest in business to create Venue Kings Ticket Brokers Inc. As the President and CEO of Venue Kings Inc., Anthony overseas all purchasing and pricing of inventory, and has built Venue Kings Inc. from a two man operation into a company that now employs 18 people from their Lower Lonsdale office.
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your wise guide to healthy living on the north shore JEREMY SHEPHERD
Attempting to repair damaged hair or nails with a topical treatment can be like trying to ﬁx a rotten piece of wood with a new coat of paint. Many popular treatments can be counterproductive according to Sara Kinnon, a naturopathic physician at Bellevue Natural Health Clinic. “You have to balance what’s going on on the outside and what’s going on on the inside,” she explains. “Attention to the inside is critical. We must provide the body with adequate nutrients to make healthy hair and nails. Topical treatments are helpful but not always permanent solutions. The fewer the chemicals we use, the better.”
Naturopathic physician Sara Kinnon sets up a vitamin IV at her West Vancouver clinic.
There is a strong correlation between brittle hair and nails and adrenal gland dysfunction, thyroid problems, hormone imbalances, as well as vitamin and mineral deﬁciencies, according to Kinnon. Chronic stress can also sometimes be indicated by the state of ﬁngernails. “Brittle nails or nails that bend or peel, sometimes nails that have ridges in them, longitudinal ridges can be indicative (of chronic stress),” she says. Fingernails should be uniform in colour, according to Kinnon. A change in colour or the appearance of spots, dark streaks or changes in shape might signal a vitamin deﬁciency, but could also be a symptom of diabetes, liver or kidney disease, says Kinnon.
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When treating brittle nails, Kinnon recommends olive oil, coconut oil, and shea butter, and eschewing nail polish. “Nails treated with nail polish and remover are especially robbed of their moisture and strength.” A SPECIAL FEATURE OF THE
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Hair that is splitting near the root can also be a sign of thyroid dysfunction, says Kinnon. “Hair is a little bit more difﬁcult because it’s so chemically treated these days, typically,” she says.
Hair should not be falling out in abnormal amounts, cautions Kinnon. “It’s hard to gauge, but you don’t want to be losing more than a handful of hair a day,” she says. Unhealthy hair can also be an early indicator of scalp problems, according to Kinnon. As a general rule, she advises shampooing hair every two or three days in order to allow the hair to maintain its moisture and strength. She also recommends steering clear of shampoos that contain alcohol, sodium lauryl sulfate, and paraben, which can a damage hair. “Shampoos, conditioners, and colour or styling products are laden with ingredients that can actually dry out hair and lead to more brittle hair.”
Some people have their hair analyzed to measure its health, but Kinnon says that practice remains unproven. “A lot of people get their hair analyzed for minerals and so forth, and the science is just not there to back it,” she says. The importance of having healthy hair and nails goes deeper than the hair and nails themselves, says Kinnon, adding unhealthy hair and nails can be a warning sign of a more serious health problem. In some cases, diet should become a primary focus, says Kinnon. “If we can ﬁx what’s going in, that’s half the problem right there, solved,” she says. The key is to ensure a patient is absorbing all the nutrients from their food, which should include a balanced diet containing healthy fats and minerals, as well as enough protein.
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last a lifetime For over six years, Dr. Rahmany and the staff at Skyline Dental Centre have been committed to providing you with compassionate, professional dental care of the highest standards in a comfortable and relaxed environment. To ensure that your smile lasts a lifetime, here are ﬁve reasons to see your dentist.
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TO HELP MAINTAIN GOOD PHYSICAL HEALTH
TO PREVENT GUM DISEASE, BAD BREATH AND TO KEEP YOUR TEETH
One of the best reasons to take care of your mouth is that people with periodontal or gum disease are almost twice as likely to suffer from coronary artery disease according to recent studies. Oral bacteria can enter the bloodstream, attaching to fatty plaques in the heart’s blood vessels, causing clots to form. Inﬂammation in the gums contributes to swelling in the arteries. Regular dental cleanings will likely reduce your risk of heart disease and strokes.
Gum disease is an infection in the gum tissues and bone that keep your teeth in place and is one of the leading causes of adult tooth loss. If diagnosed early, it can be treated and reversed. Studies show that 85% of people with persistent bad breath have a dental problem that is to blame. Good oral hygiene is essential in preventing bad breath. If treatment is not received, a more serious and advanced stage of gum disease may follow, leading to tooth loss. Regular dental cleanings and checkups are key factors in preventing this from happening.
TO DETECT DENTAL PROBLEMS EARLY
Dr. Rahmany and the hygienists at Skyline Dental Centre will be able to detect any early signs of problems with your teeth and gums. Early detection of cavities, broken ﬁllings and gum disease are easily treatable. If these problems go untreated, root canals, gum surgery and removal of teeth could become the only treatment options available. Your hygienist will help to ensure that you are maintaining your oral health and will put you back on the right path if you fall off track with your oral care.
TO PREVENT ORAL CANCER
TO HAVE A WHITE SMILE
According to Health Canada, about 4000 new cases will be diagnosed in Canada this year, and about 1500 people will die from oral cancer this year. When you have your dental cleaning, we use special equipment geared towards screening for oral cancer, which is highly curable if diagnosed early.
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Beauty with compassion ROSALIND DUANE
Cathie Easdown has seen ﬁrst-hand the effects of cancer and its treatment.
Her mother and aunt battled the disease, and her cousin has recently been diagnosed. Inspired by their journey, the West Vancouver mother of two says she opened her store Compassionate Beauty in Vancouver last year to provide a comforting environment and one-stop shop for various products and services, such as mastectomy bras, breast prosthesis, swimsuits, yoga wear, night wear, and wigs, as well as non-invasive pedicures and West Vancouver manicures. Featured services include lymphatic massage by resident Cathie Easdown’s a registered massage therapist boutique spa and medical tattooing, such caters to cancer as eyebrow tattoos for people patients. who have lost their hair. Easdown calls her space an oncology boutique spa, and notes that it is
speciﬁcally designed for those undergoing cancer treatment, paying particular attention to their unique needs. “I’ve had a couple of clients that have come in and they just don’t feel comfortable going to their usual spas while they’re undergoing treatment. They ﬁnd it much more comfortable in an environment such as this,” she explains. Easdown is a former mental health nurse who decided to open her franchise after hearing from her cousin in Calgary about the spa in that city that provided a comforting place for her. The Vancouver location is open to everyone, not just those undergoing cancer treatment. Working with clients has been rewarding because “when they walk out the door they feel great,” says Easdown. “If we can help people get through this (then) that is extremely rewarding for me.”
FIRST AID? THERE’S AN APP FOR THAT The Canadian Red Cross recently launched a ﬁrst aid app to help users respond to an emergency. A press release from the group notes that than two-thirds of Canadians say they can users can sharpen their skills through recognize the signs of a life-threatening health interactive quizzes and videos, or access emergency, like choking or a heart attack, only simple step-by-step advice to help them half are conﬁdent in their skills to help. respond to an emergency. The free app is available for Android, iPhone According to recent polling on behalf of the Canadian Red Cross, nearly 40 per cent of Canadians say they’ve been in an emergency situation where they’ve had to perform ﬁrst aid, stated the release. Although more
and iPad. It can be found in the Apple App Store and the Google Play Store for Android by searching “Canadian Red Cross.” It is also available on the Red Cross website at redcross.ca/apps.
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Maximize your happiness spending When it comes to buying happiness, spend your money carefully. What makes you really happy? Studies (like those conducted by happiness researchers Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton, of the Harvard Business School) repeatedly conclude experiences rather than things make people happy. I look around my room at pictures I have bought. Almost all of them – for example, an artistic photo of an elephant walking in the
Money Matters misty wetlands of Botswana’s Okavango Delta – recall
happy and memorable experiences (like my Africa trip earlier this year). My eight-year-old Subaru Forester turbo makes me happy because I enjoy driving it. My ﬂatscreen TV makes me happy because I enjoy watching shows on it. My apartment makes me happy because it has a great view of and gives me instant access to the beach.The special shirt my daughter-in-law Irene gave me brings happiness when people say how good it looks
every time I wear it. And then there are the pure experiences: a meal out with friends, a memorable trip, going to a movie, riding in a limo for a special occasion. Even the pleasure of owning a fancy bike can qualify as a happy experience, as much as riding the bike. How does your consumer spending measure up on the happiness scale? Congratulations if you do indeed buy things which produce experiences that
make you happy. Become more aware of this fact; appreciate – and be grateful for – what you have to increase your happiness further. Also remember the common fallacies about money: “We deserve to have a certain amount of money” (which means we’ll always be unhappy if we have less). “Having money is the ultimate goal” (no, it’s only a means to an end). “We’ll be happy once we achieve our ﬁnancial goals” (how about
Environmental Assessment of the Proposed Eagle Mountain—Woodﬁbre Gas Pipeline Project Open House and Invitation to Comment >#HB@E/. 4DH#!#%J%B3 @E !H#!#E@%F BCJ A9F:J 1#?%B9@%+5##"(7HJ <9E D@!J:@%J Project. The proposed Project consists of the expansion of the Proponent’s existing pipeline constructed in 1990 to serve the Sunshine Coast and Vancouver Island. The expansion includes the addition of an approximately 52km long 20 inch (NPS 20 or 508 mm) diameter natural gas pipeline from the area north and outside of the CoIuitlam 5atershed in the <reater Vancouver =egional ,istrict (1etro Vancouver) to 5ood(7re- south&est of SIuamish. In addition to the pipeline- the proposed project also reIuires additional compression at the Proponent’s compressor station at Eagle Mountain ,rive in north CoIuitlam and at Port Mellon north of <i7sons along &ith the construction of a ne& compressor station in or near SIuamish. 2ncillary facilities such as metering stations- mainline valves and temporary stockpile sites and equipment storage areas are also required at different points along the pipeline route. The proposed Project is su7ject to revie& under /ritish Colum7ia’s Environmental Assessment Act. The Proponent must o7tain an Environmental 2ssessment (KE2)) Certi(cate 7efore any &ork can 7e undertaken on the proposed Project. ;o&ever- prior to su7mission of an application (2pplication) for the E2 Certi(cate 7y the Proponent- the Environmental 2ssessment Gf(ce of /ritish Colum7ia (E2G) must (rst approve the 2pplication Information =equirements. The 2pplication Information =equirements document speci(es the studies to 7e conducted and the detailed information to 7e provided 7y the Proponent in its 2pplication. The E2G has no& received the draft 2pplication Information =equirements from the Proponent and invites pu7lic comments on this draft during a 60+day Pu7lic Comment Period- 7et&een November 15th, 2013 and December 16th, 2013. In order to 7e considered- your comments must 7e su7mitted during this speci(ed time frame. The E2G also invites the pu7lic to attend t&o Open Houses related to this comment period to 7e held as follo&s* November 16, 2013 1pm – 5pm Executive Suites ;otel ' =esort 40900 Tantalus Road Squamish- /C
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2t this stage of the process- the primary intent of seeking pu7lic comments is to receive feed7ack a7out the information required and the scope of the studies to 7e undertaken in the 2pplication. The information included in the 2pplication Information Requirements &ill direct the Proponent’s efforts for a comprehensive assessment of the potential effects that may result from constructing and operating the proposed Project on the environmentaleconomic- social- heritage and health valued components identi(ed &ithin the proposed Project footprint. 2ll comments received from the pu7lic &ill 7e for&arded to the Proponent for consideration and response. 5hen satis(ed &ith the Proponent’s responses (that may require changes to the draft Application Information Requirements) the EAG &ill (nali$e the draft Application Information Requirements and issue it to the Proponent. The EAG accepts &ritten pu7lic comments online- 7y mail or 7y fax as follo&s* • By online form at eao.gov.bc.ca • By mail* Environmental Assessment Gf(ce P.G. Box 9420 Stn Prov <ovt Victoria- BC V85 9V1 Attention* 8osh ;andysides • By Fax* >ax* (250) 356-6448 An electronic copy of the draft Application Information Requirements and information regarding the environmental assessment process are availa7le at.eao.gov.bc.ca. Copies of the draft Application Information Requirements are also availa7le for vie&ing at li7raries and Municipal Gf(ces in Squamish and Coquitlam. A su7sequent formal pu7lic comment period &ill 7e held during the Application revie& stage. The pu7lic &ill have the opportunity to assess ho& the information required in the Application Information Requirements &as addressed 7y the Proponent in their Application for an Environmental Assessment Certi(cate.
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simply enjoying the progress we make toward our goals?). “More money doesn’t mean more happiness,” says Doug Vermeeren, motivational speaker and life coach. “It’s our attitude toward money, not the amount, that inﬂuences our happiness the most.” Mike Grenby is a columnist and independent personal ﬁnancial advisor; he’ll answer questions in this column as space allows but cannot reply personally. Mike@grenby.com
Business Briefcase CPA, CMA designations The Certiﬁed Management Accountants Society of British Columbia recently announced that 13 North Vancouver residents received their CPA, CMA designation at the 2013 convocation ceremony held Oct. 26 at the Westin Bayshore hotel in Vancouver. This year, CMABC welcomed 239 graduates to the society as designated members.Those from North Vancouver are Vladimir Arkhipchenko, Michael Burian, Emily Chee, Jocelyn Doucette, Robyn Kruger, Robert Leadley, Elena Meden (pending completion of work experience requirements), Brad Pennefather, John Robb, Natalie Runoff, Sowgol Torani, Henry Tso and MichaelYeates. TBVets executive North Vancouver resident and interior designer Kandys Merola is the new executive director of TB Vets Charitable Foundation. Merola served on the board of directors of TB Vets for the past six years and as board chair for the past three years.The foundation helps British Columbians with respiratory diseases lead healthy and productive lives. BBB Torch Award Property management and investment company Hollyburn Properties, which was founded in West Vancouver, has won the 2013 Better Business Bureau Torch Award for Community Excellence in British Columbia.The company says supporting the community’s disadvantaged and less fortunate has been part of Hollyburn’s mission for 40 years.
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Venture favours Sonoma vines
Notable Potables There’s a solid B.C. connection to this week’s column, which ﬁnds us following the travels of Quails’ Gate CEO Tony Stewart. Quails’ Gate is one of few Okanagan estates that has been active in the wine industry well beyond the Okanagan Valley. Over the last two decades, the winery has been at the fore in bringing outside expertise to help raise the bar in winemaking. And it was also one of the ﬁrst to engage in a signiﬁcant joint venture: Plume Winery in Napa Valley. The genesis for Plume occurred when Stewart got to know then neighbour Dan Zepponi when he was running things up the way from Quails’ Gate for Anthony von Mandl at Mission Hill. When the opportunity arose to purchase ﬁve blocks of old vines on what was the ﬁrst producing property, dating from 1863, in Sonoma Valley proper, Stewart and Zepponi
jumped at the chance. “You have to respect that,” says Stewart. “It’s not just the old vines, this place has a real sense of history.” He also says, by coincidence, that the site’s similarities to Quails’ Gate are remarkable, right down to a warm aquifer that provides protection against early spring frosts. Building on the success of Plume, Stewart and Zepponi have decided to expand their partnership and maybe set their sights even higher with the launch of Lake Sonoma Winery, a brand with which the two are determined to explore the full potential of Sonoma’s sub-appellations, and the speciﬁc varietals that thrive there, at an affordable price. “Our commitment is that we’re wine people, and that when you buy a bottle of wine you should get value in the glass,” says Stewart. Judging by ﬁrst tastes, I’d say they’re doing just that, especially in: Lake Sonoma Winery 2012 Russian River Valley Chardonnay Very well balanced, with inviting tropical and citrus aromas with citrus and measured vanillin wrapped in good acidity (PWS, not at BCLS.Yet. Although, you could order it by the case for $23.99. I’d be tempted. $24-27, 91 points). Also worth a nod for sure, Lake Sonoma Winery Alexander Valley Cab. Sauv.
Wild Game Specials... Venison | Red Deer Stew Elk Chops | Pheasant Book your Christmas parties now! up to 50 people chezmichelvancouver.com Dan Zepponi (left) and Quails’ Gate CEO Tony Stewart are behind the unique venture Plume Winery. PHOTO SUPPLIED 201: Black cherry, cassis and mineral notes (BCLS Specialty, $26.99, 90 points). Lake Sonoma Dry Creek Zinfandel 2010 Plush ’n plummy forward black fruit and spicy notes ($24.99, 89 points). ••• Prosecco is on a roll. So too are all things organic. For those two reasons alone, it’s no surprise that distinctive and daringly packaged Anna Spinato Organic Prosecco is ﬂying off the shelves, with good reason. Oh, and it tastes ﬁne. I caught up with Spinato’s son and export director Roberto Furlani on a whirl through Vancouver last week over some good brunch bites at farm-totable driven Fable Kitchen. It was Furlani’s idea to put the Prosecco in the jazzy, cartoonish green sleeve. And, fair to say, at
the time, the traditionalists weren’t impressed. But, increasingly, fun wins out these days and the image of Prosecco as anything but a food ﬂexible and easy drinking kind of bubbly certainly caught on. So much so, there’s a rosé coming soon and more mini-bottles, all in the same snazzy sleeves. Belly’s Budget Best Anna Spinato Organic Prosecco Brut (DOC Treviso) This zippy, appleand-citrus-toned organic sparkler boasts ﬁne streams of tiny bubbles, excellent body and acidity, plus an assertive mouth feel and surprising heft for the money ($14.95 at BCLS. 90 points). Tim Pawsey covers food and wine for numerous publications and online as the Hired Belly at hiredbelly.com. Contact:Twitter @hiredbelly or email email@example.com.
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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE
to THE WORLD OUTSIDE
At the Musée de la Grande Guerre in Meaux, near Paris, life-sized ﬁgures from the First World War march out of the historical mist, through the glass between the display cases and the public space. The impact is both profound and eerie. PHOTO SUPPLIED JOHN KEYES/MERIDIAN WRITERS’ GROUP
MUSÉE DE LA GRANDE GUERRE DU PAYS DE MEAUX The Museum of the GreatWar, dedicated to WorldWar I in France and located in Meaux, 50 kilometres east of Paris, ofﬁcially opened on Nov. 11, 2011.
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Musée de la Grande Guerre immersed in military history
The art of war
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MEAUX, France: Great museums are more than simply big buildings housing large collections of rare exhibits.The best ones employ ingenious interior design and thoughtful way-ﬁnding to present visitors with a compelling narrative that enhances the material on display. La Musée de la Grande Guerre is one such museum. Located at Meaux, a halfhour by express train east of Paris, it has as its overarching subject the sprawling, horriﬁc, multi-headed beast known as the GreatWar, a topic not easy to encapsulate. But the MGG views this theme through the prism of the Battle of the Marne — two battles, actually, the
ﬁrst in 1914 and the second in 1918, which involved American troops and turned the tide of the war. The museum is built on the site of the ﬁrst battle, the closest the German line got to the City of Light. Historians of every stripe can thank a Frenchman named Jean-PierreVerney for the exhibit. He was a war buff who privately amassed some 50,000 artifacts, which were acquired in 2005 by the Meaux regional government on the condition that they be properly displayed as an educational opportunity for future generations. Only onethird of the collection is on view at any given time. Verney’s vision has been brilliantly fulﬁlled. Visitors enter a low-slung, modernistic silver slab of a building overlooking Meaux
and are immersed in a windowless labyrinth that painstakingly reconstructs the war to (supposedly) end all wars.The self-guided tour starts with a zigzag exhibit recalling the military ethos instilled in young French boys in the 19th century, segues into the political crises that triggered the First WorldWar, then opens into a series of galleries that tell a story of mass suffering and dubious glory.There are uniforms representing the 35 nations that fought in the war, dioramas of French and German trenches, a collection of vintage propaganda and innumerable armaments ranging from pistols to bombs dropped by hand from primitive aircraft. Two things stand out. One is a gallery that recalls
the life of those in the trenches. Between spasms of terror and death were days and weeks of crushing boredom, and this gallery’s 18 casements and wall units contain examples of how the soldiers’ irrepressible creativity was expressed during those tedious hours.There are writing implements fashioned from bayonets, cigarette lighters from grenades and cartridges, mandolins and banjos from helmets and gourds, intricately carved canes and walking sticks, erotic artwork, religious talismans, homemade board games and playing cards. Meanwhile, video screens show authentic silent newsreel footage, both candid and posed, of life at the front. And throughout the
museum, platoons of lifesized ﬁgures march out of the historical mist.There are 62 of them, plus three ofﬁcers on horseback, and they come right through the glass between their display cases and the public space. Rendered in white polyester and resin, these statues are a ghostly presence, as if the museum is haunted by some of the nearly six million French military dead or wounded.Their impact is both profound and eerie. If you go: For more information visit on the Musée de la Grande Guerre visit its website at museedelagrandeguerre.eu. For information on travel in France visit the French Government Tourist Ofﬁce website at franceguide.com. — More stories at culturelocker.com
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NAPILI KAI, Hawaii: We have Capt. George Vancouver and the vaqueros to thank for one of Hawaii’s best cultural exports. In the 1790s, Vancouver visited the Big Island and gave cattle to Kamehameha I. The Hawaiian king declared the animals taboo, meaning no one could kill any of them. The idea was to give the small herd time to grow. This it did, and a few generations later the Big Island was overrun with more than 30,000 sacrosanct bovines. They ate the Hawaiians’ native foods and generally made life unpleasant. In 1832, King Kamehameha III came up with a solution: he imported a handful of vaqueros — Mexican cowboys — to teach Hawaiians how to round up the cattle, which would then be shipped to California. It worked (and in the process created the paniolo, the Hawaiian version of the cowboy, who endures to this day). The vaqueros didn’t linger, but left behind their guitars. They didn’t show the islanders how to tune them, though, and gradually the instruments
lost their common sound. The Hawaiians’ solution was simple: instead of the standard EADGBE tuning, each player chose whatever notes sounded best to his ear. And so slack-key music, with its hundreds of tunings, was born. Up until the 1960s, each Hawaiian family would have its own set of notes, kept secret from neighbours and sometimes even from other family members. “I had an uncle,” says slack-key musician George Kahumoku Jr. “When he put down his instrument he’d screw up the tuning” so no one else would know what it was. The thinking behind this, explains Kevin Brown, another slack-key player, was that, “When you invent something, you don’t just give it away.” But, says Kahumoku, “the tunings became so secret they were dying out,” and slack-key music with them. Luckily, attitudes have changed, helping make possible Hawaii’s only regular slack-key concert series, produced by Kahumoku and held weekly throughout the year in a pavilion on the grounds of the Napili Kai Beach Resort on Maui’s northwest coast. Kahumoku also hosts the evening, every week
with a different guest performer. Each has his own tuning: Kahumoku uses CFCFAC. The featured artist the week I was there, Dennis Kamakahi, uses the most traditional slack-key setting, called taro pitch: DGDGBD. Slack-key songs are about the land, the plants, the animals. Some are whimsical: Kamakahi sang one about a brave limpet and a wicked eel. The music’s sound, as one description puts it, is “like a beautiful basket of fruit,” with different colours and ﬂavours, and modiﬁed by outside inﬂuences. Dennis’s tunes, for example, are more muscular and country & western-ish than George’s softer, more undulating rhythms. That, says Kevin Brown, is because “Dennis’s idol is Willie Nelson.” Slack-key remains, to some degree, a private art, making the weekly Napili Kai concert a singular opportunity for visitors to hear it live. “In the valleys, up in the mountains, people will be playing right now,” says Kahumoku. “But they won’t let you into their house if you’re an outsider. It’s still kind of an intimate thing.” If you go:
For more information on the Slack Key Show: Masters of Hawaiian Music, visit slackkeyshow. com. For information on Maui visit the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s website at gohawaii.com/ maui. — More stories at culturelocker.com
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Docked dogs face risks Piper, my German shorthaired pointer, had his tail docked as a wee baby which means that all but ﬁve inches of his tail were surgically removed. This is standard practice for many breeds of pointing dogs as well as other breeds such as Dobermans, boxers and Rottweilers. For dogs like Piper who are bred for hunting fur and feathered creatures, and for other dogs bred for herding, it was believed that long tails could collect burrs causing pain or could be subject to injury while moving through dense brush. As such, tails were removed to maintain a dog’s health.There is also an interesting – albeit odd – historical reason for tail docking. In early Georgian times in Great Britain a tax was levied upon working dogs with tails, so many types of dogs were docked to avoid this tax. Once the tax was abolished the practice of tail docking continued. Our current lifestyle rarely, if ever, involves our family dogs hunting or herding, and the taxman has yet to ﬁnd a way to tax us for owning family dogs, so the reasons for docking tails are now purely cosmetic. Breeders attempting to maintain correct breed standards based on regulations set by organizations like the Canadian Kennel Club focus on maintaining the breed’s historical working conﬁrmation. This cosmetic procedure may preserve the history of our canine companions, but it may also put dogs with amputated tails at risk for anti-social behaviour from other dogs and result in unnecessary conﬂict.
Canine Connection Dogs are creatures of silent communication. Besides the occasional alerting bark, attentionseking whine or warning growl, dogs communicate through body language and their tails are a huge communication tool. In a 1996 study, Robert Wansbrough argued that docking tails puts dogs at a disadvantage. Dogs use their tails to communicate with other dogs (and with people). A dog without a tail might be signiﬁcantly handicapped in conveying fear, caution, aggression, playfulness, and so on, the study found. Stephen Leaver, a graduate student at the University of Victoria, published a paper in 2007 on tail docking. His research suggested that tail length was important in communicating social cues between dogs. The study found that dogs with docked tails were approached with caution, as if the approaching dog was unsure of the emotional state of the docked dog.The study also suggested that dogs with docked tails were unable to efﬁciently transmit social cues to other dogs due to their lack of proper tail length and would grow up to be more anti-social and thus
more aggressive. Recently an even more interesting study was done on dog tails.This research suggests there is conclusive evidence that the side of the body a dog wags its tail on transmits whether the approaching dog or person is a friend or a foe. In a series of controlled experiments, dogs were observed getting anxious when they saw an image of a dog wagging its tail to its left side.When they saw a dog wagging its tail to its right side, they stayed relaxed. Giorgio Vallortigara of the University of Trento in Italy made similar observations. He showed that when a dog was seeing something friendly, like a known dog or its owner, it tended to wag its tail to its right side.Yet when the dog saw something threatening, like a dominant unfamiliar dog, it wagged its
tail to its left side. Piper is the third dog in my life with a docked tail and from anecdotal evidence I can say that docked-tail dogs learn to compensate for their missing appendage. For example, Piper will turn his hips in the direction of an oncoming dog to ensure the dog sees his shortened tail and thus his intentions. But this doesn’t mean that it makes the procedure of docking tails acceptable. It is unfair for any dog to have to compensate for human vanity. Hopefully breeders and clubs like the CKC will put their historical biases aside, place dogs’ emotional health at the forefront and stop the cosmetic docking of dog tails. Joan has been working with dogs for more than 15 years. Contact her through her website at k9kinship.com.
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West Vancouver’s Lucy Mavko (at left) and Clara Grote battle Handsworth’s Melissa Henry (at right) at Rutledge Field Monday in the senior girls North Shore AAA ﬁeld hockey ﬁnal. The Royals defeated the Highlanders 4-1 and Handsworth will attempt to earn its third straight provincial championship title Nov. 13 at the Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN
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Royals coach expects fierce competition at provincials From page 41 ﬁnal,” said coach Paul Winstanley. “The only game we lost last year was in the North Shore ﬁnal so we were determined to win it.” The Highlanders kept the ﬁrst half close with a smothering half-court defence that put the Royals off balance. “The ﬁrst 20 minutes we didn’t adapt but the players started to adapt and then at halftime we talked about it and the players started to play against that system much better,” Winstanley said. Using short, crisp passes to ﬁnd the cracks in the Highlanders’ defence quickly yielded scoring chances, and the Royals notched three second half goals to cement the win. The Highlanders’ strategy may be a prelude to the tactics the Royals can expect in the provincial tournament, according to Winstanley. “Because we’re twotime provincial champs
there will be teams trying different strategies against us so it’s very useful for us to play against a defensive system,” he said. One of those strategies might be trying to lock the high-scoring Royals into a defensive struggle where one goal could be enough to dethrone the defending champs. “It was very useful for them to experience that and learn to be patient and control the ball,” Winstanley said. “They were very calm in the game, didn’t panic. Just kept playing.” That coolness on the pitch displays a strong mindset, according to Winstanley. “It was important because we played well and it seemed to me that the team is believing in itself more than a month ago,” he said. “I think if we hadn’t played well and won or hadn’t won that there would be doubt in the team’s mind.” The team has a good mix of experience and
enthusiasm, according to Winstanley. “We’ve got a very seasoned group of leadership that knows what it takes to win and how difﬁcult it is in that ﬁnal game,” the coach said. Of the 18 players, seven were part of the squad that captured last year’s provincial title against the Cowichan Thunderbirds of Duncan. Cowichan defeated Handsworth earlier this season, and is one of a few teams Winstanley is focused on heading into provincials. “They were a young team last year and a good team, but they lacked some experience last year,” he said. “This year, they’ve had a year’s experience at the senior level and they’re a good strong team, well coached.” With only a few practices before the season’s end, the team is working on defensive marking, working inside the shooting circle, and
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compete with great mental and physical intensity, Winstanley said. “They can’t just walk on the ﬁeld and expect to win. They have to earn it.”
Handsworth will be trying to earn their third straight provincial championship Nov. 13 at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex West.
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