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WV radiation levels to be tested Citizen scientist crowdsources funds to pay for test kit from ocean institute

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A North Vancouver scuba diver has partnered with a world-renowned nonprofit scientific institute to get waters off West Vancouver’s Whytecliff Park tested for signs of radiation from 2011’s Fukushima nuclear disaster. Dave Gagnon, one of a growing number of “citizen scientists” involved in the project, said his lifelong love of the ocean spurred his efforts to get involved. “As a kid growing up I always wanted to be a marine biologist,” said Gagnon, who is an electrical engineer by training. “I scuba dive over here. Whytecliff Park is a really good training ground.” Over the past month, Gagnon has participated in a project of the U.S.based Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution by crowdsourcing funds to pay for testing of local seawater. He’s hoping to raise more money to pay for future tests as well. Gagnon said he was impressed with the common sense approach of the project, which has enlisted the help of local citizens to get scientifically credible information on the dispersal of Fukushima radiation. The project, run by the Center for Marine and Environmental

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Radioactivity at Woods Hole, gets citizens up and down the west coast of North America to nominate sites, then crowdsource $600 to pay for scientific tests. Gagnon said since Whytecliff went up on the website, at ourradioactiveocean.org, 10 people donated to pay for the testing. He’ll be sent a kit including a See Risk page 9

Students shut out of graduation BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

Only a handful of Capilano University’s last class of studio arts students will be graduating this year, despite a school policy to “teach out” the two-year program axed in budget cuts last year.

“There’s only about five of us right now that are graduating,” said Jennifer O’Keeffe, one of the few who has enough credits to get her diploma. When the students learned last year that the program was being shut down, they were told the school would “offer the required courses for

students up to the year they would have normally completed those courses plus one additional year,” according to policy posted on CapU’s website. But the administration immediately cut all of the first-year classes, many of which were prerequisites for the second-year classes. Because of cancelled

classes, scheduling conflicts and the long hours needed for studio time on top of the academic courses, about three-quarters of the remaining students were unable to take all the required classes in the last two semesters and are now shut out of graduating. See Cancellations page 5


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“Oh! I have slipped the surly bonds of earth, and danced the skies on laughter-silvered wings.” - John Gillespie Magee Jr.

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The American pilot John Gillespie Magee Jr. famously wrote these words in his short poem, High Flight, about the glories of aviation. The same love Magee Jr. felt high above the ground also inspired one man to begin his own love affair with flying, and to offer the opportunity for aspiring pilots to experience what can be a prohibitively expensive thrill. David Black founded Air Time Canada 20 years ago and has found a permanent home in the Lower Mainland for his passion project.The nonprofit organization’s main classroom is at Delbrook Plaza in North Vancouver. The company offers a variety of aviation-themed leadership programs on a cost-recovery basis.The most popular is Co-Pilot in

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to delve into, and taught them lessons that they might otherwise ignore. Inspired by the psychologist’s approach, Black used his enthusiasm for aviation to help those with a troubled past. “You can’t sit down with a troubled teenager, even a regular teenager, and say, ‘Tell me your problems.’ Teenagers just don’t work that way,” says Black. Starting in a rented-out church basement with a handful of kids who had

teaching high school math and physics to young offenders. “The kids that were in the youth detention centre were all on the path to being at Oakalla (prison farm),” Black says. A psychologist who worked at the centre used his interest in photography to connect with the troubled teenagers. Black noted that learning an art form or skill offered kids who had experienced a lifetime of hardship something positive

been vetted by corrections officers, Black began to teach the juvenile offenders tough lessons about selfconfidence and leadership. Black set up the program to be challenging, he admits. Only through teamwork would the teens succeed. After two days of intense classwork, the offendersturned-aviators would get the opportunity to fly, with each student filling a different role for each of the three flights that day. One would be the co-

pilot, tasked with actually flying the plane, while simultaneously talking to air traffic control. The flight engineer, another young offender, would monitor the altitude, fuel, electricals and other gauges and switches of the plane as the flight progressed. The navigational officer’s duty was to create a flight navigation plan.The co-pilot was bound to follow the route, even if Black knew it was incorrect. It was then up to the navigator and the others to figure out if the route was wrong, and to correct it themselves, working together to get out of a jam. After each flight, the kids would get out and change positions so each one had an opportunity to take every role as a crew member. Despite the pressures and the possibility of danger, when the kids worked together they triumphed, and Black was always there to take over in the event of serious mistakes. As they succeeded, the youths See ColdWar page 8


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The administration has told the students they will be able to get equivalent credits at other schools like the Emily Carr University of Art + Design and then apply for their Capilano diploma, but they must first be accepted into the substitute schools’ programs without any transitional help from CapU. One of the students affected is Michaela Hanemaayer. Because of a hand injury and the already demanding class hours, Hanemaayer was unable to do the full course load in 2013. When she wanted to take the required first-year programs last fall, they were already cancelled. She has since been accepted into the Emily Carr program but even that is a major setback. “They’re pushing me back to second-year again to do my courses over again because too much of it just didn’t transfer over,” she said. “I’ve lost a year.” And she is one of the

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chance to graduate and that the university upholds their part of a policy they implemented of their own volition.” More than just being delayed and inconvenienced, the administration’s handling of budget cuts has left the studio arts students out of pocket as well, Barnes said. “These students did pay for their education and

more forthcoming about the cuts, giving students and faculty ample time to prepare. “I’d like to see them actually take responsibility for their actions. If they’re going to cut programs, they should be informing the students. There should be clarity and clarification between faculty, students and administration and there was none of that,” she said. The Capilano Students’ Union has been lobbying on the studio arts students’ behalf, but has had little luck in securing extra help for the straggling students. “We don’t think it’s acceptable for any student to fall through the cracks,” said Brittany Barnes, the CSU’s educational issues co-ordinator. “We just want to make sure there are no students who are left behind and that everyone is given a fair

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NV construction noise irks neighbour Dear Editor: I have just read the construction/noise bylaws. Why? This will be the third summer in a row that I will have to live with obnoxious construction noise in my neighbourhood. It is also my third summer in retirement. I was so looking forward to spending time in my backyard and garden.

Apparently it will remain only a wish for yet another summer. My most recent joy is to deal with a full three weeks of dynamite horns and blasts daily. Last year the house being constructed took six weeks just to cut bricks using a machine that was so loud I couldn’t have people on my back deck. Now another summer of

trucks, noise and lack of quality of life not to mention the loss of birds given the clearcutting of yet more mature trees. If we have no choice but to live with tear down after tear down ... then please consider amending the bylaws so that work does not begin before 9 a.m. and stops by 6 p.m.

every day with no noise on the weekends. At least that would allow for a couple of hours in my yard in the morning and evening. It is now almost 7 p.m. I have to turn my TV up to hear the news due to the incessant noise from the cranes and trucks. I am exhausted by the noise. Please also consider a

bylaw that restricts tear downs.We have lost over 25 mature trees on our block in the last two years. Pretty soon our lovely scenic valley with picturesque bungalows will look like a town in a desert ... what are you thinking? A resident with agitated nerves. Robin Timms North Vancouver

WestVan shirks responsibility on its dog control bylaws Dear Editor: I’m writing to echo the comments in the April 20 edition by (letter-writer) Elena Cernicka regarding the lack of enforcement of dog control bylaws, but from the perspective of a dog owner in West Vancouver.

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every morning and evening there are dogs being walked off-leash in our neighbourhood by idiots who have no concept of the harm their dogs can cause if motivated. I have never seen any enforcement. My criticism is not directed at the public

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Storm drains being polluted Dear Editor: Oh, no! The storm drain cover is clogged. In my neighbourhood of Lynn Valley, I see that excavation at new home sites are pumping out water with mud and silt in varying degrees, and this flows along the street to a storm drain. The storm drain must have a filter cloth in place as all storm drains flow directly, unfiltered, into a creek. The filter cloth on the storm drain cover will do its job only if it is properly placed and not clogged. Sadly, I see only puddles of sand and mud on top of these storm drains and (at time of writing) it has not rained for 24 hours. When it rains, it gets worse; the mud- and silt-laden water runs down the street and

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five-litre jug for collecting seawater that will be sent back for testing using highly sensitive instruments in a Massachusetts lab. Several other sites on B.C.’s west coast have also been nominated for crowdsourcing, including one on Bowen Island, and others in Ucluelet, Hot Springs Cove off Tofino and Bella Coola. Ken Buesseler, a senior scientist at Woods Hole who is running the project, said the equipment he uses can detect very small changes in levels

of radioactive isotopes including Cesium 134 and 137. “We see things that other groups don’t,” he said. According to Woods Hole models of ocean currents, radiation coming from Fukushima should start to show up on the B.C. coast this year. As a scientist familiar with radiation, Buesseler doesn’t expect to see anything approaching levels that should cause concern. Levels of radiation considered safe in drinking water, for instance, range from 7,400 to 10,000 Bequerels per cubic

metre and the Fukushima radiation isn’t expected to add anywhere near that — additional radiation levels over 30 Bq/m3 would be surprising, he said. But Buesseler said it’s still important to have the information. “When you have reactors on oceans, when there’s a leak it will get in the ocean. We need the expertise and wherewithal to monitor those effects,” he said. Buesseler said government departments

seem to feel because radiation levels are expected to be very low, “why bother?” But in the absence of information, “people are still concerned,” he said. “When no one’s making measurements, people can say what they want to.” Even prior to Fukushima, background levels of the radioactive isotope Cesium 137 — which has a half-life of 30 years — were still detectable in the Pacific from nuclear weapons

being shifted around from institution to institution does affect the quality of the education you’re receiving,” she said. Making the situation even more frustrating, Barnes has only just been able to secure a meeting with the dean, despite months of trying. “That’s obviously quite concerning because these students want to know what the future of their education is going to look like before they start missing deadlines for other schools,” she said.

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politicians and bureaucrats, drawing this little map and showing that Cuba is completely outside of our range. It just wasn’t enough for these people; they were absolutely convinced that ‘these kids are desperate, they’ll find a way.’” Black says he keeps up with a few of his previous students from his days as a volunteer, mostly through emails from parents giving updates on their children, though he has bumped into a few who have gone on to become commercial pilots. However, the decision to open up the previously exclusive program was spurred one random morning when Black woke to see several women picketing on his lawn. “They were moms from a local home schooling group that really felt that this program should be available to regular kids too,” says Black. They were brandishing signs with slogans like “Why do only bad kids get this?” The sight of marching protesters at first angered Black, but he admitted, “It

wasn’t long before I thought maybe they’re right, maybe other people can benefit from the program as well.” Opening the program to the general public yielded a great response in a short time. Black says Air Time Canada, “worked even better with untroubled kids because they were so much further along in their lives.” ••• The man behind Air Time Canada is just as interesting as his passion project. In the past, he’s held jobs as a bus driver, security guard, sailing instructor, taxi driver, a fish-packing plant manager and a chickendelivery driver. Black graduated from the University of British Columbia in 1981 with a major in computer sciences. He currently works at Seon Design Inc. as the mobile surveillance equipment company’s director of technology.While Black’s day job might sound tame, it has seen him working with a variety of companies from Motorola to the Canadian Security Intelligence Service. “I’m like a secret agent

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guards fortified within and proceeding to ransack the building, hurling furniture out, smashing the place up before finally torching the courthouse. “My world travels have taken me to some interesting places. I’ve been shot at many times. I’ve done a lot of work for the U.S. military, been on many military bases and embassies and that’s often put me in interesting places, such as Israel, Cuba, South America,” says Black. Black’s work has funded Air Time Canada since 1994, and he has had almost 2,000 graduates, many of whom went on to fly recreationally. ••• “I’m a fairly confident guy to begin with,” declares Aslam Nathoo. The 38-year old software consultant’s statement is in response to a question asking if his recent Air Time Canada class boosted his pluck.Talking with him over the phone one gets the impression that David Black’s goal of giving his students the flying bug is something of a success. After taking the Co-Pilot In a Day class, Nathoo took

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Wednesday, April 30 from 5pm - 8pm at Carson Graham Secondary School We've created a concept design for the proposed Green Necklace based on your comments from the first Open House. The Green Necklace is a multi-use path that will run along Jones Avenue from Keith Road to West 21st Street. Join us to review the proposal and share your feedback and ideas with us. Can't make the Open House? No problem. An online questionnaire will be available after April 30. Get all the details at www.cnv.org/ GreenNecklaceMahonPark

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Spring is the perfect time to toss out anything that’s been preventing you from reaching your fitness goals. Remember, fitness targets should always be just beyond your current reach and your overall program should never become routine or stale. If you’ve been completing the same exercises since New Year’s, it’s definitely time to start from scratch. Here are a few ideas to get you started: 1. Get Outside Once it begins warming up, you’ll naturally long to spend time in the great outdoors. Don’t fight it! Especially in B.C.’s beautiful Lower Mainland, with its near-endless range of hikes and nature trails, there’s simply no reason you can’t get fantastic regular workouts outside. Just remember to

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Diabetes Clinic Hosted by our diabetes health care team, this event includes: • A1C Now+ test: 3 month average of your blood glucose results • The proper use of medications • A review of blood glucose monitoring Appointments recommended. Date: Time: Location:

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CALL FOR MEMBERS Those interested in helping to improve the structure and effectiveness of the current North Vancouver Policing Committee are asked to write to REF:NVCPC, 6-667 West Third St., North Vancouver,V7M 1H1 by May 28. 604-986-3025. SPRING ART CLASSES — LIFE DRAWING Noninstructional classes will take place Fridays until May 30 from 9:30 a.m. to noon at Maplewood House, 399 Seymour River Pl., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $15. 604-988-6844 nvartscouncil.ca FAMILY CARNIVAL The ninth annual West Vancouver Police carnival will take place April 27, 11 a.m.-6 p.m. at Park Royal South behind Extra Foods.The event will include rides and carnival games and a portion of ride ticket proceeds will go to support West Vancouver Police youth programs. 604-925-7300 wvpd.ca shopparkroyal.ca

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Water main cleaning in the Lynn Valley area is scheduled to begin on April 28 (see map for the affected areas). Flushing water mains is necessary to remove sediment

AUTHOR TALK Local author Michael Maser will read from his latest novel Gold Mad about the Klondike gold rush Tuesday, April 29, 7-8:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration required. 604-984-0286 x8144 nvdpl.ca ONE-ON-ONE COMPUTER ASSISTANCE Get 30 minutes of personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing,

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that gradually deposits in the water distribution system. Cleaning will take place between 7 am and 4:30 pm weekdays. There may be brief periods when your water becomes cloudy, discoloured or has a mild taste of chlorine — this does not pose a health hazard.You may also experience temporary water pressure fluctuations. Please visit dnv.org for more information including answers to frequently asked questions and a daily status update.

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MULGRAVE SCHOOL Inspiring Excellence in Education and Life Speaker Series: Mulgrave Presents

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Chamber of Commerce members, otherwise $25. nvchamber.ca DELBROOK DIALOGUE — WILDLY SUCCESSFUL COMMUNITY ENGAGEMENT The Delbrook Community Association will presents their inaugural panel discussion featuring renowned experts in

From page 18 bronze medalists Maddie Edwards and Zhao Kai Pang Wednesday, April 30, 5-7 p.m. at North Shore Sports Medicine, 340 Brooksbank Ave., North Vancouver. Free for North Vancouver

the field of community engagement Wednesday, April 30, 6:30 p.m. at North Vancouver District Hall, 355 West Queens Rd. Admission by donation.

Dr. Yong Zhao is an important voice in education; he asks hard questions and presents innovative

education models for your consideration. Dr. Zhao will be a keynote speaker at the Google Apps for Education

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This event is free to all members of the community.

Compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ nsnews.com.To post online, go to nsnews.com.

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The Osoyoos Oyster Festival? Seriously? Well, that’s what a few people said. And, I must admit, I was just a tad surprised when I first heard of the idea. After all, burgeoning bivalves are maybe not the first thing that comes to mind when you consider the sandy (rock free), shores of the South Okanagan’s popular beachside resort. However, the Osoyoos Oyster Festival is very definitely a serious affair. It highlights the wines of Oliver-Osoyoos (and a few elsewhere) paired with West Coast sustainable oysters at every twist and turn of this five day shuck-a-thon. It’s been gratifying to watch the ascent of Okanagan cuisine, which these days is blossoming, as more chefs gravitate to the region and events such as this provide plenty of opportunity for them to parade their skills. Case in point: Miradoro at Tinhorn Creek (under chef Jeff Van Geest, and just named Best Winery Restaurant by Vancouver Magazine), which pulled out all the stops with an impressive oyster communal long table. Pairings ranged from the hard-to-resist, citrus-toned,Tinhorn Pinot Gris 2013 (90 points), perfect with a few fresh shucked Kusshi oysters, to the superbly balanced, aromatic but not overtly, rose petal and ginger-toned Tinhorn Creek Gewurz 2013 (91 points) matched

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Notable Potables with a seductive, smoked oyster bacon salad with nettle dressing. The main course, bountiful paella (which included oysters, of course, as well as chicken and chorizo) arrived with Tinhorn’s nicely vinous, strawberry-toned, dry finishing Oldfield Series Cab Franc Rosé (90 points). I like the way B.C. is driving its own brand of wine culture, highlighted by these kinds of events that are refreshingly unpretentious and encourage people to taste, pair and comment as they wish. As it happens, while the rosé was the perfect, food-flexible and friendly stalwart for the paella, I figured a sip of the Gewurz would pick up on the spice of the paella, which it certainly did, with good mouthfeel and more.Worth noting, good Gew is all too often overlooked as a truly deserving food wine. Next up came a day’s furious judging in search of The Great Canadian Oyster Wine, which is a whole lot easier said than done when

you consider that each of the 119 entries had to be tasted with a bite of oyster. In this case it was a wellchosen, not too strongly flavoured but still sufficiently briny, tray-grown Mariner freshly plucked from the pristine cold waters of Quadra Island.The oysters were all tasted completely unadorned, or “nude,” that is devoid of any mignonette or other dressings. While some B.C. Pinot Gris, when handled with a degree of restraint, prove a good partner for oysters, the more fruit-driven styles can be challenging occasionally calling for a “Del Monte” style of salsa to make them work. For the most part, I was struck by the range of wines (with plenty from 2013) that did work well, including a good array of sparkling, Pinot Gris, Riesling, Sauvignon Blanc, cagey white blends, and Riesling. Oh, did I say, Riesling? Well, for me in the absence of bubble, it does tend to work the best, especially when there’s some decent slate or mineral present.There’s no question that oysters and sparkling wine do make for a perfect match, a point once again brought home by Under the Tuscan Sea, a wandering sparkling wine, fresh shucked oysters and pizza “graze” event at Hester Creek’s Terrafina restaurant. The only “non” bubble was Hester Creek’s strawberry-cherry toned, full-fruited 2013 Rosé (89

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Older andWiser The question for the court was two-fold: can Fraser Health feed an adult without their consent and must the end of life wishes of a competent adult be followed when the individual is no longer competent? The ruling from the B.C. Supreme Court allowed Bentley’s nursing home to continue to spoon feed her.Why? In Justice Bruce Greyell’s words: “Even if Mrs. Bentley was found incapable of making the decision to accept oral nutrition and hydration, I am not satisfied that the British Columbia legislature intended to allow reference to previously expressed wishes or substitute decision makers to be relied on to refuse basic personal care that is necessary to preserve human life.” Don’t get cute here, the judge seems to be saying — electively asking for help in dying constitutes assisted suicide and that is illegal in

Canada. (It’s legal to end your own life in Canada and has been since suicide was removed from the criminal code in 1972). The ruling is a bit of a puzzler to me. Under B.C.’s residential care legislation and the Adult Guardianship Act the care plan prepared for a resident must respect the adult’s wishes when they were capable. As to the intention of the legislature, Section 45 of the Adult Guardianship Act promotes an adult’s right to give consent or to refuse consent on any grounds, including moral or religious grounds, even if the refusal will result in death. Finally, in my opinion, there is no requirement for Fraser Health to continue to spoon feed Bentley.They have an out. She refused consent, which is a lawful excuse. There are lessons here for the rest of us. Have a conversation with your family and loved ones about death and dying. Get yourself a good estate lawyer to help you draw up your advance care plan and then review and initial it every year. And, choose wisely when it comes to where you will be housed in your final days. It’s not easy to talk about end of life issues. But if you don’t have this conversation how will others know and respect your wishes? tomcarney@telus.net

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The B.C. Supreme Court has issued a judgment in the case of Margot Bentley. I have written about Bentley previously and the case has received extensive coverage in the media. Briefly, Bentley, a former nurse with Alzheimer’s disease, is receiving end of life health care at a Fraser Health Authority facility in Abbotsford. Bentley stipulated in a 1991 living will that she did not wish to receive “liquids or nourishments” if she developed an incurable disease. Bentley’s family petitioned the courts to stop spoon-feeding Bentley. Healthcare providers are legally bound to follow your wishes for treatment, provided they are appropriate to your medical condition and clearly outlined in legal documents. A Representation Agreement is legally enforceable under B.C. legislation. A living will is not. Bentley did not have a Representative Agreement. If you become incapacitated, you have the right to have your substitute decision-maker speak for you. Bentley did not appoint a substitute decision-maker. You also have the right to refuse to take drinks orally or to be fed or be given drinks by others.This is referred to as Voluntary Stopping of Eating and Drinking.


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A26 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 27, 2014

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TRAVEL Into the wild

Exploring Africa in style on safari MIKE GRENBY Contributing writer

Staying in a tent or cave with an ensuite bathroom, getting up close and personal with the wild animals — you can expect the unexpected when you go on a luxury safari in southern Africa. ■ Namibia: — Wolwedans Dune Camp/Lodge:This desert area features stark scenery — golden grass savannah, purple mountain ranges, spectacularly clear stargazing — and creatures small and large, from white dancing spider to oryx. — Little Kulala Camp: Here in the Namib Desert each beautifully curved red sand dune invites you to climb up its sharply defined ridge where sunlight meets shadow. ■ Botswana: — San Camp: A meerkat might climb on to your lap, to gain some height for that famous lookaround pose as you sit on the ground near their burrows.Then you meet the Bushmen, who chatter away happily in their click language as they introduce you to their traditional way of life. — Vumbura Plains Camp: Lions, leopards, giraffes, hippos, warthogs, kudu, painted dogs, baboons – all the animals roam free.You see them during the day, you hear them at night.

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— and look directly into an elephant’s eyes, barely a metre away. Is this when you are supposed to blow the emergency airhorn? Well, no. This is just another one of those amazing, unexpected “on safari” moments. — Amalinda: Hike half an hour up to a cave in the Matapos area to see wellpreserved and amazingly realistic rock art.Then return to your luxury villa which has been carved out of and into a giant rockface. Amalinda also supports several local community initiatives (orphanage, school) you can visit. “There is a safari for every budget, but sometimes it’s worth the extra money to stay at the smaller, more exclusive camps, where fewer guests mean more personalized attention and activities,” says Monika Korn, of The Safari Source (safarisource.co.za/).

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A28 - North Shore News - Sunday, April 27, 2014

PETS FOR ADOPTION PETS

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I was explaining the benefits of tracking to a client with a high-energy dog when she stopped me mid-sentence and asked, “Isn’t that for, like, search and rescue and police dogs and stuff?” “Well, yes,” I replied, “but we just do it for fun because dogs love using their noses and it is a great way to transform a distracted, high-energy dog into a more motivated, manageable dog.” Tracking is a skill that all dogs can participate in.You don’t have to have aspirations of finding bad guys or lost children to enjoy this activity with your dog.You don’t need a bloodhound, German shepherd or any other breed of dog that is typically used for tracking in a professional capacity. You can have any breed, or mix of breed, as long as it has a nose. And you can simply be someone who loves doing fun things with your dog outside, in all types of weather, and can be inspired by a dog’s gift of smell. Just like any canine activity — such as agility, flyball or rally obedience — there are those who compete and gain accreditation for their

Joan Klucha

Canine Connection participation or, in the case of tracking, are awarded titles such as TD (Tracking Dog) or TDX (Tracking Dog of Excellence) through the Canadian Kennel Club. Competing at this level takes a great deal of dedication and practice, but for people like me who have no desire to compete or earn any titles, tracking is simply for fun — with a capital “F.” Teaching tracking is one of the perks of my job. It is 100 per cent pure positive training and a real hoot! I love showing a dog how to track for the first time because at the end of the session they stare at their owner with a look that says, “You knew how to do this totally cool thing and you haven’t shown me until now?!” They seem bewildered, offended

and filled with joy all at the same time. And the added bonus is that you just placed yourself at the top of the canine podium in your dog’s eyes. After you teach your dog how to track, you do indeed rock! A dog is taught to track by using its natural instinct to follow a scent, plus food rewards. There is no need to coax, lure or manipulate a dog in any way because dogs willingly want to do this. Food rewards are very often overlooked after the second or third track because the dog is so excited about following a scent it could care less about the food along the way. Seriously. In my current tracking class I have a chocolate Lab (a breed not typically known for turning their nose up at food) who bulldozes his way through his track without lifting his nose from the ground and steps on the treats as he passes over them to get to the end. The reward for the dog is doing the track and he loves it. From a handler’s perspective, tracking is far more than holding onto the leash and being dragged through the forest. Handlers learn to read a dog’s body language while

it is tracking and can tell if it is on or off the scent by the way it moves. The handler also learns how to silently communicate a reward to the dog through the use of the tracking line. It is actually quite a complicated procedure for the handler to learn this skill, but it is innate for the dog. All dogs gain a sense of peace of mind after a track. Because they are so incredibly nasally focused, using their noses in this capacity means using their brain to its full potential. At the end of a tracking class, most dogs are too tired to play. They often trot along sniffing for another dog’s track and follow it, just for the heck of it. Then on the car ride home and for the remainder of the day they are dog tired. If you are thinking of doing something fun with your dog that’s off the beaten path, consider a tracking class.Your dog will love you even more for doing it. Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for more than 15 years in obedience, tracking and behavioural rehabilitation. Contact her through her website k9kinship.com.

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Booktopia Goes to the Movies presents: Saving Mr. Banks

Saturday, May 3, 2 p.m., WVML Welsh Hall All are invited to watch this heart-warming page-tostage Mary Poppins adaptation on our Library movie screen. Rated G (some coarse language), 126 minutes. Drop-in, but space is limited.

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When Antony Pae brought his family to Canada from South Korea in 1995, he purchased North Vancouver’s one-year old Paws and Claws Pantry to fulfil the requirements for his immigration visa.

Two decades and 15 knowledgeable staff later, the pet-friendly store on Marine drive is now run by son Q Doh Pae. Renamed Korna Natural Pet Supplies Ltd., the enterprise has earned more than 700 “likes” on Facebook and boasts over 2,000 cu. feet of freezer space for its popular raw and freeze-dried meats. Aided by his education in biological sciences, Q’s ongoing product evaluation and staff training program allows him to offer a wide variety of pet-foods and accessories for the much-loved furry members of our families.

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The most important aspect of the foods he sells is that “they only contain good stuff.”

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Coaches can be a bit strange sometimes. If they did something before a big game — ate a particular type of burrito or something — and the result turned out well, they’ll likely go back for that same bean-filled goodness before their next big game. The inverse is also true — if something happened before a game and the results were poor, the coach may think twice about following those same footsteps before the next big game. Last season the Handsworth senior boys rugby team got off to a

fast start, knocking off the traditionally strong Carson Graham Eagles early on in the Lower Mainland AAA league. The North Shore News came calling, asking head coach Curry Hitchborn about new parity in the league and how the Royals became a team on the rise. Handsworth, however, promptly went out and lost their next game, 22-7 against Argyle. In fact, they lost their next five games, falling so far that they missed making the provincial championships entirely. Fast forward one year and the Royals are off to another fast start

with wins over Carson Graham, Kitsilano and West Vancouver. They’re once again on their way to face Argyle in an important game and the North Shore News is once again sniffing around, looking for some news on the Royals. When a reporter placed a call to Hitchborn this week, however, the coach had some unpleasant flashbacks to the season past. “The last time I had this conversation with you it was right before an Argyle game which we lost,” said Hitchborn. “I’m such a superstitious weirdo I almost didn’t answer the phone.”

Hitchborn thankfully did take the call from the North Shore News and explained what a big game this is. With the regular season already winding down, a win over Argyle would lock up second place for Handsworth behind provincial powerhouse St. George’s. A loss for the Royals would bounce them all the way to fourth, setting up an early-round playoff matchup against that same St. George’s squad. An Argyle win would push the Pipers from fourth to third, getting them out of the way of St. George’s in the playoff semifinals. Hitchborn also talked a little bit about what he expects from the Pipers team that derailed his season last year. “I’m expecting Argyle to do the two things that

they’ve always done really well, which is run the ball really hard at you and tackle you really hard,” he said. “Our guys are in for a fight. It’s going to be tough, it is every year. It’s shaping up to be a pretty good rivalry. They took the last two off of us. . . . They’re skilled, they’re hard, they’re tough. Our guys are hungry for another shot at them.” The fact that Handsworth and Argyle are playing such an important game is a testament to how much the league has changed from the decades of dominance from Carson Graham with some St. George’s wins thrown in there from time to time. Hitchborn played for Handsworth in the early 2000s and came back to coach in 2007. See Handsworth page 32


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Handsworth trying to build a rugby culture From page 31 “From 2007 to now the landscape is completely different,” he said, adding that all of the North Shore teams are now lumped together into a big, even pack with a few other teams from around the province, although everyone now is trying to catch up to private school powerhouses Shawnigan Lake and St. George’s. “No. 3 to 10 could beat each other on any given day,” said Hitchborn. “We have to stay healthy, obviously, and you’ve got to take the opportunity when it comes. We can’t afford to have any off days in this league.” The Royals have scored their strong results

so far despite a lineup that is devoid of any real superstars, said Hitchborn. “They’re an amazing team,” he said. “They work really, really hard for one another. It can be the wettest, coldest day of the year and those guys are out there and they’re pushing each other. We’re not big by any stretch of the imagination, we’re not hyper athletic by any stretch, but we’re organized, we’re persistent and those guys out there who show up every day, No. 1 through No. 32, are trying to make each other better. . . . There’s no special formula, we’re not reinventing the wheel. We practise the basics and the guys do them really, really well.”

Hitchborn also credited some recent Handsworth grads such as junior team coach Alex Bodnaruk and national U20 team member Neil Courtenay with helping to create a rugby culture at the school by coming back to help the younger kids. “You’re never too good to come back and help your high school,” said Hitchborn. “You get a 20-year-old guy out there donating his time to make sure that other kids have the same opportunities he did, that speaks really, really well of the sport itself.” ••• Handsworth and Argyle will clash Thursday, May 1 starting at 4 p.m. at Klahanie Park.


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