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DNV dispute over water-main woes Homeowners who suffered damages question district’s shutoff response time BRENT RICHTER

A group of LynnValley residents say the District of NorthVancouver botched the repair of a broken water main, and then stuck them with the bill, though the district says the main was shut off professionally and quickly. The water main burst just before 1:30 p.m. on Sept. 23, 2012 on Pierard Road at the 1700-block of Westover Road, flooding several homes below and causing at least $100,000 in damage to 10 homes, according to resident Ted Winram, whose insurance covered $10,000 in repairs. A district technician arrived and, after two attempts, shut down the correct valve isolating the break. Exactly when that happened and how long it took, though, is disputed. Winram filed a number of freedom of information requests with the district and found a discrepancy with the district’s timeline.While the technician’s notes indicated the water was off by 2:24 p.m. the District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Service dispatcher’s log states at 2:56 p.m.: “Water is off/ residual flooding.” Neighbours report the water continued to flow as if under pressure until 3:30 p.m., with most of the damage being done in the last hour.Winram said his insurer has warned him if See District page 9

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Curious critter spurs snap-happy chatter JEREMY SHEPHERD

When he was a City of North Vancouver councillor, Bill Bell dealt with the idiotic and the despotic, but on Thursday he had a run-in with the semi-aquatic. Bell was at the foot of Lonsdale when he spotted

something furry scurry between the rocks. “Bill! Look! Was that a rat?” his wife, Dorothy, asked. Having played on the docks as a child, Bell had seen his share of beadyeyed cheese-eaters, and realized it may have been a mink. “If it is a mink, North

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Vancouver Lower Lonsdale has really gone upscale, even for the animals,” he said. After taking out his camera, Bell moved in on the mustelid until he was about nine metres away, observing one parent and two camera-shy baby minks right underneath the docks. “The big one just came

out and started staring at me,” he said. Thanks to the mink’s willingness to pose, Bell was able to snap a few pictures, but identifying the creatures still proved difficult. “I’ve had three people that are absolutely sure it’s a long-tailed weasel, a marten, and a mink,”

he said. “The only thing I’m sure about: it wasn’t a Norwegian rat.” Asked if he named the animal, Bell laughed. “The people that called it a weasel were naming it local politicians, but I won’t go there,” he said. The carnivorous critter, See Mink page 5

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Thinking outside the ‘blue box’

Workshop for boys tackles gender stereotypes CHRISTINE LYON

In the background, a fiery explosion launches chunks of building debris through the air and towards the city street. In the foreground, a broadshouldered Christian Bale, clad in a black, body-contouring Batsuit, strides away from the destruction, fists clenched, stone-faced and nonchalant. The movie poster for The Dark Knight Rises is pinned up inside a multipurpose room at Parkgate library and, upon seeing it, 30 preteen boys erupt into excited cheers and chatter, no doubt causing patrons on the opposite side of the building to look up from their silent reading. IGuy workshop facilitator Andrew Shopland, 26, stands next to the rousing poster and waits for quiet. His young charges are seated in a circle, each wearing a stick-on nametag. In one corner of the room is a pile of skateboards, kick scooters and backpacks. It’s a sunny pro-D day and commanding the undivided attention of this group doesn’t come easy. “It sounds like you guys are familiar with this guy,” Shopland says, gesturing towards his teaching aid. “What are some of the things we see in this poster that tell us about how a guy is supposed to be?” A dozen hands shoot up. “He’s strong.” “He’s confident.” “He’s got a sixpack of abs.” “I think he’s 32 or something.” Shopland considers each response equally, repeating the words out loud so everyone can hear. “Did you guys know that Batman didn’t always look like this?” he asks, to some surprise. “When I was a kid, I watched reruns on Saturday mornings of the 1960s TV show Batman, and he

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a new empowerment workshop for boys aged nine to 12 designed to prepare them for their teen years. The program was created by Saleema Noon Sexual Health Educators and is based on iGirl, an empowerment workshop for girls that Noon, a former North Vancouver resident and Handsworth secondary alumnus, founded 15 years ago. The very first iGirl session took place in the summer of 1999 in West Vancouver and has been in high demand ever since. “The No. 1 question I’ve had from parents over the years is, ‘What about our boys?’” she says. Noon isn’t surprised at the momentum iGuy has gained since its launch in January. While teaching sexual health in B.C. schools, she has witnessed boys struggling with gender expectations the same way girls do. While girls are socialized to be passive, she says, boys learn to keep their emotions bottled up and solve problems using aggression. “Over the years, I’ve really seen boys being

limited by those gender stereotypes.” Noon says iGuy is the first program of its kind in B.C. and fills a gap in support for boys. “The mission is really to help boys to feel comfortable in their own skin, to be able to cope with life in a healthy way, to provide them with the skills and the information they need to navigate their teen years, to help them understand that it’s OK to ask for help and to rely on others for support, and to encourage them to be good role models.” IGuy is available as a two-hour or fivehour workshop, both of which incorporate frank discussion, role-play exercises and games. Because the program is still in its infancy, it is currently offered on an invitationonly basis through a school or parent advisory committee. In both iGirl and iGuy, participants are asked to think of a “blue box” and a “pink box” as symbols of masculinity and femininity. Time and again, Noon hears the same adjectives

tossed into the blue box: tough, macho, stoic, cool, popular, strong. “The idea is not to make boys less masculine or reject their masculinity,” she explains of the program, “we just want to encourage them to be more themselves regardless of what that blue box tells them.” At Parkgate library, Shopland — dressed casually in shorts, high-top sneakers and a tank top — explains to the boys how hobbies, fashions and even emotions get lumped into the two boxes. “Guys are supposed to get angry, but girls are allowed to be sad,” he says. When asked if girls get angry and guys get sad, the boys respond with a collective “yes.” “We know that there’s stuff in both boxes that we need. We need our emotions,” Shopland says. Rather than do away with the two boxes, he encourages the room to pick and choose what they want from each one. “Figure out who you are and what you need and then rock that.”

In North America, gender role expectations are placed on children at a young age and can influence the way kids feel about themselves and interact with the world, according to Devon Greyson, an instructor in the women’s and gender studies program at Capilano University. “The same baby might be called pretty if we think it’s a girl, or strong if we think it’s a boy, for example,” Greyson says, explaining that there is a trend to gender babies earlier and earlier. Toy companies increasingly market separate lines to boys and girls and it’s become a fad for expectant parents to hold a celebration after getting the results of a sexdetermination ultrasound, Greyson says. “They might have a party to reveal, basically, the genitals of their unborn child, which doesn’t really say anything about the baby-to-be’s gender, but allows family and friends to start placing gender role expectation on what is essentially an unborn fetus.” It’s not until a little bit later that kids begin to adopt their own understanding of gender. “Experts tend to think that children typically start developing their internal sense of gender identity, which is a combination of their biology and their social environment, at around two to three years of age.” Growing up influenced by pre-determined definitions of what it means to be a boy or a girl can be a negative experience for some kids, Greyson says. “Many children are what we might call gender creative, meaning that they identify or express their genders in ways that don’t conform to that typical boy-girl dichotomy . . . Our gender role expectations can sometimes lead to a lack of affirmation for those gender-creative kids.” Moving into adolescence, she continues, these same stereotypes can limit what boys and girls feel like they can do in the world. For example, girls may believe they are See Old page 11





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The dispute between the Capilano Faculty Association and the Capilano University administration shows no sign of abatement on the eve of CapU’s 2014 budget. Hanging over the CapU board of governors meeting scheduled for Tuesday is a call from the faculty for president Kris Bulcroft to step down and a court ruling from last month that found the board was in violation of

the University Act last year when it suspended several programs without having in place a suspension policy that had been made in consultation with the university’s senate. This year’s budget calls for five per cent cost reductions in all departments and the suspension of a scuba diving course in Sechelt. It’s not clear whether the board can legally pass the budget without first passing a policy that addresses the programs cut last year. “You could probably throw a bunch of lawyers into a room and none of them would agree on that,” said Joanne Quirk, faculty association president. “My understanding from our lawyer is that yes, if they pass this budget without the policy, then they would

be in contempt of court.” Quirk said the board should be prudent and delay passing the budget until an interim policy with input from the faculty can be developed. “Stall. Let’s hold off for a month. Let’s take a closer look at this policy. We’re really intelligent people and we can work really quickly and we can probably put a policy together that at least has some body and meaning to it,” she said. Quirk said there is hope, albeit very little, that last year’s classes will be brought back. “I want it to happen but if they get this policy in place and it meets the criteria of the University Act, then they’ve met the mandate of the judge,” she said. In a response to

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hurricanes and tornadoes, heavy rains in some parts of North America and drought in others. On the West Coast, reduced snow pack, rising sea levels and ocean acidification, storm surges and forest infestations are just some of the challenges likely to get worse in the future. The question remains, what are we willing to do about it? Despite widespread acknowledgement of concern, Canada’s own efforts to reduce greenhouse gas emissions remain inadequate. Oil and gas production is one of our country’s largest contributors to the problem.Yet our government largely refuses to recognize this, much less move to mitigate it. As the report this week makes clear, however, the time to act is now. Because a dramatically altered planet will soon be everyone’s problem.

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It’s the spring conference season and that means elevated levels of information-trading. At a Seattle event this past week there was plenty of talk within the business and civic community about China’s direct investment in North America. It’s one of the most important trends of our time and in the U.S. it topped $14 billion last year. That’s the first time the Chinese have turned the table on our southern neighbour. Numbers from 2012 reflect the same picture here. Despite Canada’s much smaller population we drew $12 billion in Chinese investment. That’s a lot of foreign ownership. Even with major energy and natural resource sales we

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lose $50 billion annually in general trade with China. Good news for North Shore entrepreneurs? The hottest sectors for outbound Chinese investment are in advanced, innovationintensive industries. That translates as high-tech, “clean-tech,” biotech, and advanced transportation opportunities. Luck found me on a


seminar panel with Eric de Place, policy director of Seattle’s highly regarded Sightline Institute, an independent non-profit think tank. He’s headed our way shortly, invited by Mayor Gregor Robertson to address Vancouver area decision-makers on the economic and ecological implications of fossil fuel export strategies within the Pacific coast’s Cascadia region. South of the line, coal export issues dominate the agenda similar to oil pipelines in B.C. Their hot-button issue is coal trains from Wyoming and Montana. But there’s a new concern: increased coast-bound trains carrying volatile shale oil from North Dakota’s Bakken oil fields. That’s the same fuel that brought tragedy to Lac Mégantic in Quebec last July. Why should the North

Shore care? Washington State has five oil refineries; one at Cherry Point near Blaine, another at Ferndale and two at Anacortes. U.S. corporations already ship their coal dust through Vancouver-area depots which have recently bulked up in size to accommodate them. What’s a little volatile oil between friends, especially if tanker shipping capacity fattens up in Burrard Inlet for an expanded Kinder Morgan pipeline? North Vancouver’s Tsleil-Waututh community understands what’s at issue in its legal challenge to the National Energy Board’s cosy review of the KM proposal.They contend the NEB review should broadly consider not just the pipeline but expansion of the fuller Burnaby-side Westridge marine terminal area and its storage tanks, and the impact

of this upon the immediate environment’s human and natural geography.They contend that as historic stewards of this region they should have been consulted about this, and legal precedent says they’re correct.They’ve petitioned the Federal Court of Appeal for relief. If the combined West Coast pipeline, coal and oil proposals go through, climatically the impact will be far greater than the Keystone project President Obama can’t seem to abide. Ironically, as Eric de Place explains, “by historic accident this greenest corner of North America will play an outsize role in determining our planet’s climate future in this century.” De Place calls our Cascadia region the “thin


“Moby Doll just followed like a dog on a leash.” FormerVancouver Aquarium director Murray Newman recalls harpooning orca Moby Doll in 1964 (from a May 4 Focus story). “He views the Canadian court system as something akin to a perpetual all-day all-you-can-eat buffet.” Ontario Superior Court Justice Colin McKinnon rules against formerWestVan teacher Roger Callow, who has fought his dismissal for 29 years (from a May 9 news story). “Get the chainsaws out, get them the hell out of there.” WestVan Coun. Michael Lewis calls for the removal of cedar trees at the entrance toWest Bay Park (from a May 7 news story).

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Fair Elections Act not fairly presented Dear Editor: I would like to clarify some misinformation following your April 6 op-ed regarding Bill C-23, the Fair Elections Act.Your editorial claims that this act is politically motivated.That is false. Our government created this bill to strengthen the integrity of our voting system by ensuring only eligible voters cast their ballot. It is not unreasonable for all Canadians to show some form of ID when they vote, as they often show ID for other important matters and, indeed, for many daily activities as well. The Fair Elections Act implements 38 of the chief electoral officer’s past recommendations, and was drafted with the help of important feedback and concerns raised by Canadians, Elections Canada, various groups and think tanks. These important reforms will in fact better protect our voting system by: protecting voters from rogue calls and imposters; giving the commissioner of Canada elec-

tions more tools to ensure we have strong elections law enforcement; cracking down on voter fraud by ensuring fraudsters are stopped before their ballot is in the box; making sure rules are clear, predictable and publicly available to everyone, and making sure Canadians know where to vote, when to vote and what ID to bring. With regards to ID, we have tried to make this as easy as possible by allowing 39 different pieces of identification. If someone’s ID lacks an address, the recently amended bill will allow voters to co-sign an oath of residency. I am proud of our democratic system and would like to see these important and common-sense changes implemented through this act to further ensure all Canadians’ voices are heard — equally, legally, and fairly. To imply anything else, as your editorial attempted to do, is misleading and disingenuous. Andrew Saxton, MP North Vancouver

Amended bill reflects concerns Dear Editor: In response to Andy Prest’s April 20 column, Fair Elections Act Anything But Fair, I have consolidated concerns from constituents from across the riding I represent who have written articulate emails and called my offices to share their concerns with me about Bill C-23, The Fair Elections Act. I brought these concerns in a brief to Minister of State for Democratic Reform Pierre Poilièvre, in writing, and then followed up with inperson conversations. I’m pleased that the minister has observed concerns such as the ones raised by my constituents, and made changes to the act. Such is the nature of true democracy. In weighing the amended version of The Fair Elections Act, readers should take into account not just the details, but also the ways in which the minister balanced various competing values that had been brought to his

attention since the last election: ■ Elimination of election fraud and encouraging greater participation in elections; ■ Independence of officers and commissioners versus their accountability to Parliament; ■ Driving out the undue influence of money from elections while enabling parties legitimately to raise funds. The bill requires Elections Canada to advertise the information Canadians need when they go to vote: where, when and how to vote,

and about advance polls and mail-in ballots. The bill cuts down on fraud by requiring a voter to produce identification, but allows for 39 or more forms of ID. With the minister’s recently announced changes, the act allows electors to vote with two pieces of identification that prove their identity and a written oath as to their residence, provided that another elector from the same polling division who proves his or her identity and residence by providing documentary proof also takes a written oath as to the elector’s



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District water-main work to cost $70M From page 1

he suffers another flood, he won’t be able to get insurance again because he lives in a “flood plain,” despite being hillside in Lynn Valley. Local governments aren’t legally responsible for damages done to private property unless clear negligence was a factor.While Winram and his neighbours maintain the district’s response was negligent, the Municipal Insurance Association disagreed. Not included in the notes Winram acquired through his FOI were phone records and other notes that indicate the valve was shut off sooner, according to Lorne Carter, district manager of utilities. “We think it’s probably around 20 minutes from the time he arrived to the time he isolated the water main break,” said Carter. “As soon as he finished isolating the water main break, he called the province and alerted them of the water main break as we’re mandated to do when we think a water main break will enter a waterway.We have the phone records.” Beyond that, Carter said the on-call staff member who responded to the break is dedicated and experienced.

“This particular operator prides himself on getting there as quickly as he can and dealing with the shut-off. He’s a longtime employee. He recognizes the damage that water causes and how stressful it can be,” he said. As for the discrepancy between the notes and fire dispatch record, Carter said dispatch notes aren’t meant to be an exactly chronology. “For sure, it’s not the time it was shut off because (DNVFRS) had a posting on their own Twitter site

at 2:38 p.m. that the water was shut down and a photo validating that,” Carter said. “I believe that was just the status they were reporting and not saying the water was just shut off.They don’t normally monitor our activity in that way.” How long water runs from a broken pipe after the valve is shut depends on topography of the land and what type of soil is on top, Carter said.The steep slope and loose soil on top of the pipe probably gave the impression the water was still

flowing with the valve open, he added. Responding to the district’s version of events, Winram remains adamant the timeline doesn’t gel with reality. “I know our times are all right on. I know all my neighbours know that too because they were all there for the whole thing,” he said, adding he plans to continue pursuing the matter with the district. Ultimately,Winram said district should pay for the damages, but he’s more interested in seeing some

accountability. “They’re the ones that actually caused this damage and if we can get that across, they will smarten up,”Winram said. “We’re just interested in getting the district to get a schedule that doesn’t allow this long period of time for shutting the water down because it costs more and more the longer the water’s on.” The district averages about 25 water-main breaks a year over its roughly 365 kilometres of underground lines. Most of the breaks

are happening in the 70 kilometres of asbestos cement pipes installed in the 1950s.The district budgets $4 million a year for waterline replacement — a $70-million job. Deciding which pipes get replaced is prioritized by a formula that factors in the risk of a break with the likely damage to property or the environment, as well as input from community members. To see a map of the district’s water-main network, go to

Court gives crack dealer tougher sentence JANE SEYD

The B.C. Court of Appeal has overturned a lenient sentence handed to a NorthVancouver crack dealer, stating the original trial judge couldn’t ignore usual sentencing standards just because she disagreed with them. “An individual judge’s opinions on the efficacy of general deterrence cannot be allowed to override established principles of sentencing,” wrote Justice Harvey Groberman of the

appeal court, in tossing out a sentence originally handed to drug dealer Pierre Alexandro Cisneros, 28. Cisneros was originally handed one year’s probation with a curfew for the first three months and a fine of $2,000 after pleading guilty in North Vancouver provincial court to possession of crack cocaine for the purpose of trafficking in September of 2013. Cisneros was stopped by North Vancouver RCMP while driving a rental vehicle in the early hours of Feb. 25, 2013, according to

court documents. When Cisneros handed over this driver’s licence, the officer noticed a baggy containing what appeared to be crack cocaine in his hand. Cisneros was arrested and told he would be taken to the detachment for a strip search. At that point, Cisneros voluntarily handed over another baggie of crack hidden in his underwear. During the arrest, Cisneros’ cellphone rang several times, with callers asking for drug deliveries. In a statement to police, Cisneros admitted he worked the night shift for

a dial-a-dope operation to supplement his income. The Crown prosecutor in the case argued for a jail term, noting the usual sentence for a similar offence is six to nine months in jail. But the trial judge expressed reservations about sending Cisneros to prison, according to court documents, noting that changes to the Criminal Code meant she couldn’t hand down a conditional jail sentence to be served in the community. In handing down her sentence of probation, the trial

judge made it clear she was not convinced the tough-oncrime changes “represented good sentencing policy,” or would further the goals of general deterrence, according to the court documents. “This clearly affected her view of the appropriate sentence,” Groberman wrote. The sentence was a “marked departure from the norm” for which there was no justification, said the appeal court. The panel tossed out probationary term and handed out a six-month jail sentence in its place.

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Bike to Work Week: May 26 - June 1

If you’ve ever wanted to try biking to work, now is the time! We’re inviting all new and experienced cyclists to participate in Bike to Work Week from May 26 - June 1. Stop by the commuter station at 1st Street and Mackay on May 29th between 4pm - 6pm for free refreshments, cycling information and a chance to win great prizes. Register online at to track greenhouse gas reductions, kilometers travelled and calories burned. More details at

Did You Know that City Hall has an Art Gallery?

Artist Talk: Tuesday, May 13 from 12:15pm to 12:45pm North Vancouver City Hall Atrium Gallery The latest art exhibition at City Hall is a beautiful 30-foot installation created from deconstructed old books. The pages resemble the tattered and faded wings of a dying butterfly. Join artist Rosemary Burden on May 13 for a discussion of the inspiration and process behind her work, Butterfly Factory. The exhibit runs until July 7th.

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Old ideas still ingrained in our culture From page 3

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From page 6 green line” between Asia’s voracious energy markets and North America’s vast interior fossil fuel deposits. Will our community decisions permit the Pacific coast to become a carbon export hub of negative global significance on planet Earth’s climate future this century? Politically, coalitions like North Shore NOPE — No Oil Pipeline Expansion — are determined to make a difference. They’ll challenge local politicians in this November’s municipal elections to make sure that energy corporations don’t gain a political stranglehold the way they have down south. District councillor Mike Little, who has announced his run for the federal Conservative nomination in the new Burnaby-North Seymour riding, may have to sell a tough federal spin on all this to skeptical voters. Meantime, en route to Seattle we detoured via Nanaimo south along the coastal highway for the Black Ball Ferry that still departs Victoria harbour

in front of the Legislature. It’s a folksy road swing in a thrifty four-cylinder. How we’d ever missed Petroglyph Provincial Park outside of Nanaimo before is a mystery. Its 2000-year-old stone carvings are a real discovery and look more Viking sea-serpent than contemporary Aboriginal art, proof that everything changes over time.There’s an easy loop trail through big trees that’s a good stretch after the ferry crossing. Ladysmith remains a sweet stop with its fun civic museum, appealing main street and Bay View Gallery. Chemainus nearby has a new trompe l’oeil mural tribute to Emily Carr’s beloved big trees.The five wall paintings in Carrstyle by Steffan Junemann are fabulous; ideal for summer visitors. Duncan, the next town along, is bursting at the seams nowadays.What its plans are for booming civic growth is anyone’s guess. As ever, hitting the road remains instructive. ••• A happy Mother’s Day to all the dear mums.

texting or using mobile messaging applications like Snapchat. “Just like we’re teaching girls not to post naked pictures of themselves online, we need to teach boys not to pass them on,” Noon says. For the most part, preteen boys are already well aware of the issues up for discussion at iGuy. But there is a discrepancy

between what children know and what they do — a reality that suggests old ideas are still deeply ingrained in our culture, Shopland says. For example, his workshop attendees know it’s OK for boys to wear pink, and yet boys continue to be bullied for wearing pink. At the same time, the boys understand it’s not acceptable to be

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adults, but what we want them to know now is that it’s not real and what they see in pornography doesn’t reflect a typical healthy sexual relationship, and also what they see in pornography doesn’t reflect a typical woman’s body.” The online safety segment of the workshop also encourages the use of good judgment when

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language all too familiar to today’s youth. Meanwhile, the ease of surfing the net means children will likely encounter pornography at some point, whether deliberately or by accident. “We don’t want to be judgmental about it,” Noon says. “We tell them when they’re 18 they can decide whether they want to watch pornography and that’s their choice as

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naturally bad at math while boys may feel pressured to act aggressively. Greyson says boys also face an expectation to always want sex and to comply with “compulsory heterosexuality” — a term coined by feminist writer Adrienne Rich. “Even in places like Vancouver that are fairly accepting of LGBT rights, we still see pressure on boys growing up to show their heterosexuality, often through sexual advances on girls.” In addition to tackling these gender stereotypes, the iGuy curriculum is designed to teach boys how to express their feelings, resolve conflict respectfully and have healthy relationships. The workshop also takes on an issue that didn’t exist among previous generations of youth — Internet safety. Cyberbullying and sexting are part of the moderntechnology lexicon, a

homophobic, and yet the phrase “that’s so gay” is still thrown around as a schoolyard insult. To have an adult take on a big brother role, acknowledge these realities and allow boys to talk about them outside the typical school setting is something Shopland is excited about. “I think people are ready to start having a conversation about an expanded gender role for guys now, where we’ve been having that conversation about girls and women for a bit longer.” Looking back on his own youth, Shopland says it would have been nice to hear some of the positive messages of selfacceptance he now imparts on others. “I got there eventually,” he says. “Middle school was not a lot of fun for me, but being given really explicit permission to figure out who I am and then celebrate, that would have been pretty amazing.”

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1. The lifetime of the work is 10 years. E. 9th Street 2. The total estimated cost of all the work is $465,000. 3. The share of the total cost that will be specially charged against the parcels benefitting or abutting from the work is $5,569. 4. The City’s share of the cost of all the work is estimated to be $459,431. The City’s 2014-2023 Financial Plan included funding for Local Area Services that is available for appropriation. No addition to the municipal levy is required to support the work. 5. The Property Owners’ portion of the sidewalk cost of this project as per Schedule ‘A’ of “Local Area Service Bylaw, 1991, No. 6194”, is calculated at $33 per metre of taxable frontage for properties adjacent to the proposed work. The special charges may be paid in 10 annual installments with interest calculated at 3% above the Royal Bank Prime rate, in effect at billing date. Pursuant to Section 213 of the Community Charter, as part of the Local Area Service Initiative, a petition against the Local Area Service has been mailed to owners of parcels benefitting from the work. Petetions against the undertaking of this construction must be received before Tuesday, June 17th, 2014. Council can only be prevented from proceeding with the work if more than 50% in number of the owners, representing at least 50% of the assessed value of the lands involved for this project, respond against the undertaking. If this Initiative is successful, the pending Local Area Service Charges will become a charge against the property. Please direct inquiries to Brian Willock, Manager, Engineering, Planning and Design, at 604.982.3929 or North Vancouver City Hall 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC V7M 1H9 Tel. 604.985.7761 | Fax. 604.985.9417 |

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Teens team up for Ghana Trio to bike, swim and run 55 km in support of their peers in Africa ERIN MCPHEE

Three North Shore Grade 8 students have banded together to go the distance in support of their peers in Ghana. On Saturday, May 24, friends Luke McKenzie, 14,WillemYoung, 14, and Angus Duguid, 13, all North Shore residents who attend Island Pacific School on Bowen Island, will embark on a fundraising triathlon relay, taking turns biking, swimming and running a total of 55 kilometres from Deep Cove to Bowen. Calling their initiative Tri4Ghana — A Triathlon Supporting Education, the teens are raising funds to help similarly aged youths in Africa go to high school, which costs $1,500 each per year (for tuition, transportation, books, room and board), an unaffordable cost for many. The schoolmates were inspired to undertake the challenge following their participation in a pen pal program between their school and Royal Seed Orphanage in Kasoa, Ghana.The program has been running for the last five years, launched by teacher Jennifer Henrichsen, assistant head of school. Henrichsen volunteered at the orphanage during a threeyear stint in Ghana with her family as her husband, a geologist, was working in the area.While in Kasoa, she launched the pen pal program and maintained it upon her return to Bowen Island. “It’s amazing to link the two groups of kids together because that personal connection

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allows them to see them as more than a face in a photograph. . . .” she says. “They . . . realize that kids are kids around the world regardless of whether they’re orphans in Ghana with barely enough money to have food to eat, or fairly privileged kids here in Canada.They talk about soccer, they talk about pets, they talk about their aspirations, the things that they want to do in their life. Having that real person behind the face gives them a connection that I think makes it a much stronger empathy that kids here feel. It’s a friendship more than just trying to help someone that they don’t know.” While Henrichsen was in Ghana, the orphanage had approximately 120 children. Elementary and middle-school education is provided, though after Grade 9, due to a lack of funds, many kids are unable to continue with their education, in many cases taking on low-paying manual labour jobs. By allowing the youths to continue their education through high school, the hope is they’ll go on to receive better paying jobs. McKenzie’s pen pal, Maxwell, is enrolled in high school, thanks to funding received. “He was very lucky. . . Now he’s probably going to have a very good life,” says McKenzie. “Hopefully that will stop the poverty cycle within his family so he can fund for his kids to go to a proper high school and their kids can fund.” Henrichsen is extremely proud of her students who brought the idea for Tri4Ghana to her in September

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LIVE Health Notes LOCAL VOLKSSPORT CLUB will host a noncompetitive five/10-kilometre walk in Horseshoe Bay area of West Vancouver Sunday, May 11, at 10 a.m. Free for new participants. 604-682-8390 ONE MEAL FOR THE WHOLE FAMILY will include demonstrations on how to deconstruct meals and save time and stress by creating one meal the whole family will eat Tuesday, May 13, 7-8 p.m. at Whole Foods Market,The Village at Park Royal. Parents will also learn

how to help picky eaters try new foods. $10 (proceeds to charity). SPRING INTO WELLNESS WITH TRE Tension and trauma release exercises will be offered every Wednesday, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at North Shore Women’s Centre, 131 East Second St., North Vancouver. Registration required. 604-984-6009 MASTER SHA’S SOUL HEALING GROUP Join teacher Sara Baker to learn to heal yourself and others through simple but powerful

techniques at 7 p.m., May 14 and 28 at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver and May 20 at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Admission by donation. 604-928-7781 HOLISTIC AND INTEGRATIVE APPROACH TO CHRONIC PAIN A free lecture to learn about how a holistic and integrative approach is paramount to maintenance and recovery from chronic pain Tuesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at Butterfly Naturopathic, 1721 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. 604-980-8885 community-heath-talks SUPPORTIVE ENDOF-LIFE CARE Learn about supports available at home and in the community, ways to provide comfort care, key roles of clinicians, wishes for treatment and how the journey affects the caregiver’s well-being Thursday, May 15, 3-5 p.m. at North Shore Community Resources, 201-935 Marine Dr., North Vancouver. Free. Registration required. 604-982-3320

Counsellor RutaYawney will present a session entitled Listen toYour Heart with Guided Imagery and Music Thursday, May 15, 7-9 p.m. at the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Participants will learn about the power of music to activate innate capacity for healing and wellbeing. $15. 604-925-7270

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Youth to swim to Bowen From page 13 at home. . . with our school community. . . .’” she says. “I said ‘It’s going to be a lot of work boys but I think it could be awesome.’” Ever since, the boys have been dedicated to their relay, seeking advice from highlevel athletes, undergoing training with professionals as well as are continuing to fundraise. McKenzie will kick off the race, riding approximately 40 km from Deep Cove to Whytecliff Park. An avid mountain biker, he’s been working on his road biking, including participating in regular MEC rides as well as spin class training at TaG Cycling. “From there I learned to build the energy to go up hills and go flat for long paces and I learned what my

steady pace is to go a long way,” he says. Young will then swim 3.5 km across the water from Whytecliff in West Vancouver to Snug Cove. “I’ve always wanted to try to swim to Bowen Island, just to try to swim our commute, because I’m a competitive swimmer,” says the member of Cruisers Aquatics.Young has been doing some independent training, working on his endurance. He’s also been taking regular ice baths to acclimatize to the cold. He’ll be accompanied by a safety boat during his swim. OnceYoung reaches the Bowen shore, Duguid will run up Mount Gardner and back, around 12 km, finishing at Island Pacific School. “I originally started as a sprinter and I’ve had to transition to become a longdistance runner,” says the

Norwesters Track and Field Club member. “That’s been really tough. It’s been a lot of power and working really hard to just get my lungs going to be more efficient.” A continued source of motivation is picturing the lives of his peers in Ghana and the challenges they face in their everyday lives. “That gets me up and that gets me going,” says Duguid. The trio’s fundraising is also coming along. “Our first goal was to raise $10,000, but then we exceeded that goal and we also had an offer from a foundation called Sanctuary for Kids,” saysYoung, explaining the organization has committed to matching their fundraising total up to $18,000. Sanctuary for Kids, which was founded by Amanda

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Community encouraged to cheer on racers From page 15 Tapping, Damian Kindler, and Jill Bodie through their connection to the TV series Sanctuary, works to improve the lives of children around the world who need protection and are in crisis, including those who are exploited, dispossessed and threatened (sanctuaryforkids. org). While the teens are most definitely leading the charge, they’ve been aided by their teacher as well as their parents with logistics as well as ensuring all safety

requirements are in place for their respective relay legs, including connecting with B.C. Ferries to alert staff of a swimmer in the water. “It’s hugely gratifying, me seeing them work so hard for someone else,” says Henrichsen. “They’re not doing this for themselves. It’s also gratifying for me because I know the students in Ghana that they will be helping.” She’s also pleased with the role modelling effect the relay has had within their school, seeing younger students look up to the trio,

planting the seeds for future initiatives, as well as the general school community helping with fundraising and raising awareness. “Our entire student body will be out cheering on the day of the race,” she says. When asked what impact Tri4Ghana has had on their lives thus far, the boys are quick to answer. “It’s really good to feel this way. You’re changing somebody’s life that doesn’t have the opportunities that you do and you’re giving them this opportunity that we take for granted. . . .” says Duguid.

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“It’s the perfect kind of feeling. It’s really changed me.” Young adds, “It’s made me a lot more grateful for what I have.” McKenzie offers up something their teacher told them the other day: “‘This is the biggest thing you’ve done in your lives,’” he recalls. “We’ve spent basically a year working on this project, putting everything into it. In the future, we’re going to think back on this and say, ‘That was totally worth it.’ It’s going to make us who we are in the future.” Community members are encouraged to cheer the boys on at various points along their journey as they complete their respective relay legs. As well, the relay will be followed by an after party, open to the public, at Island Pacific School, a walkable distance from the ferry. To make a donation, come on board as a sponsor, to see the course map and timeline, as well as for information on the after party, visit or connect with the youths via their Tri4Ghana Facebook page or on Twitter @Tri4ghana.

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Foods with healthy reputations

Without a degree in biology or nutrition, it can be difficult to determine just which foods are healthy and which are better left at the grocery store. The list of foods you should and should not eat seems forever subject to new research that tends to debunk once conventional wisdom regarding diet and nutrition. Eggs go from unhealthy to healthy, while the reputation of caffeine seemingly changes with the daily winds. But eating healthy does not have to be a big mystery. The following widely available foods have long been considered healthy, and that reputation does not figure to change anytime soon.

* Red tomatoes: If you aren’t adding tomatoes to everything you eat, perhaps you should. Estimates suggest the average person eats around 80 pounds of tomatoes per year. Tomatoes are more than just a garnish for salads or sandwiches. In fact, red tomatoes are a healthy fuel for the body that earn their superfood status thanks in large part to lycopene. Lycopene is a powerful antioxidant with cancer-fighting properties. One eight-ounce serving of red, ripe and raw tomatoes is a good source of vitamins A, C and K and a great source of folate and potassium, which can boost the immune system and other functions of the body. Tomatoes also are naturally low in sodium, saturated fat, cholesterol, and calories. Due to their high water content, tomatoes can fill you up, making it less likely that you will overeat.

* Yogurt: Yogurt is arguably at the peak of its popularity, with dozens of varieties, from creamy creations to low-fat alternatives to thick and rich Greek yogurts, available at many grocery stores. Yogurt is a great source of protein, calcium and key vitamins that support strong bones and a healthy metabolism. Yogurt also boosts the immune system by providing tons of beneficial bacteria that swarm in the digestive tract and aid with digestion by using nutrients more efficiently. Furthermore, these bacteria have the potential to lower cholesterol. Studies to test the efficacy of these bacteria with regard to fighting certain types of gastrointestinal illness, certain infections and even cancer are ongoing. * Dark, leafy greens: Spinach, kale and chard contain iron and carotenoids, an antioxidant that protects cells against damaging free radicals. In addition to fiber, which helps you feel full and cleans cholesterol from the blood, leafy greens also contain abundant amounts of calcium. Calcium is integral in building and maintaining healthy bones and teeth and reducing the risk of osteoporosis. It also is key in regulating the heart’s rhythm, the transmission of nerve impulses and the blood clotting functions in the body. Raw, leafy greens offer more of a nutritive punch than cooked veggies, but both are good to include in a diet. * Salmon: Fish is often naturally low in fat and cholesterol, making it a smart choice for those watching their waistlines. But the benefits do not



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* Carrots: The carotenoids found in carrots are fat-soluble compounds that reduce the risk for a wide range of cancers and help ease inflammatory diseases, such as asthma and rheumatoid arthritis. Four ounces of carrots per day makes a low-calorie snack, and this includes all the carotenoids you need. Beta-carotene, also found in sweet potatoes and tomatoes, helps protect skin against sun damage. It may make the skin less sensitive to UV light, helping to protect against premature wrinkling. Carrots also are high in vitamin A, which is essential for good eyesight and may help reduce your risk of cataracts and macular degeneration. * Berries: Blueberries, raspberries and blackberries are among the most nutritionally dense foods you can eat. Each berry contains a substantial amount of antioxidants, fiber, vitamins, and minerals that improve the body’s antioxidant capability and contribute to brain health. Blueberries, in particular, pack more antioxidants than any other North American fruit. Strive to eat one cup of fresh berries per day.

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East side of the 200 Block of MacKay Road between West 3rd Street and Lane South of West 3rd Street City of North Vancouver

The City of North Vancouver proposes to construct a concrete sidewalk on the East side of the 200 Block of MacKay Road between West 3rd Street and Lane South of West 3rd Street, as a specified area project and to charge the owners’ portion of the costs against the parcels benefitting from the work, indicated on the map, as follows:

SUBJECT AREA 3rd Street 202-240 Mackay Rd.

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Pursuant to Section 213 of the Community Charter, as part of the Local Area Service Initiative, a petition against the Local Area Service has been mailed to owners of parcels benefitting from the work. Petitions against the undertaking of this construction must be received before Tuesday, June 17, 2014. Council can only be prevented from proceeding with the work if more than 50% in number of the owners, representing at least 50% of the assessed value of the lands involved for this project, respond against the undertaking. If this Initiative is successful, the pending Local Area Service Charges will become a charge against the property. Please direct any inquiries to Brian Willock, Manager, Engineering, Planning and Design, at 604.982.3929 or

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identical batches of his Forrest Estate, side by side, one under cork and one under screw cap. The results were pretty convincing, so much so that consumer acceptance of screw caps took hold in B.C. a whole lot faster than elsewhere. These days, thanks to the Marlborough Kiwis, screw caps are no longer even an issue. Now Forrest and his wife have embarked on a new initiative: a line of low-alcohol wines that include the following. The Doctors’ Riesling 2011: Bright, juicy green apple notes with stonefruit and citrus. Very refreshing as a sipper but also food friendly (specialty and PWS $20-ish, 89 points). The Doctors’ Sauvignon Blanc 2012: Very varietally correct, with classic herbaceous and tropical notes (specialty and PWS $20-ish, 89 points). Belly’s Budget Best Monte del Fra Bardolino 2012 Up-front crushed red berries and spice followed by easy-sipping, zesty red fruit with crisp acidity. Perfect slightly chilled with barbecued salmon or mild cheeses ($16.99, 90 points). Tim Pawsey writes about wine for numerous publications and online as the Hired Belly at hiredbelly. com. Contact: info@


Laneway 1. The lifetime of the work is 10 years. 2. The total estimated cost of all the work is $130,000. 980 930 3. The share of the total cost that will be specially charged against the parcels benefitting or abutting from the work is $915. 4. The City’s share of the cost of all the work is estimated to be $129,085. The City’s 2014-2023 Financial Plan included funding for Local Area Services that is available for appropriation. No addition to the municipal levy is required to support the work. 5. The Property owners’ portion of the sidewalk cost of this project, as per Schedule ‘A’ of “Local Area Service Bylaw, 1991, No. 6194”, is calculated at $36.30 per metre of taxable frontage for properties adjacent to the proposed work. The special charges may be paid in 10 annual installments, with interest calculated at 3% above the Royal Bank Prime rate, in effect at billing date.

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with some barnyard hints followed by a cherrytoned palate with balanced tannins, acidity and some savoury hints that nod to Burgundy. Excellent value, $24.95, 91 points. Best Value Overall. Gladstone Pinot Noir Wairarapa 2011 (Wairarapa) Very elegant, lighter style but with all the savoury, bright cherry chocolate, plum and spice elements, with violets up front followed by silky tannins and a good finish. A powerful wine for its weight, $44.50, 91 points. Tohu Rore Reserve Pinot Noir 2012 (Marlborough, Awatere) Leaner style, appealing, savoury and mineral entry with herbal notes wrapped in cherry and black fruit with well-balanced tannins, BCLS $44.99, 90 points. Once again, as is often the case with New Zealand, I was struck by the range and styles on offer although, sadly, we’re still not seeing the kind of diversity that’s actually available in this market. Hopefully that will soon change. Also on hand last week was Kiwi pioneer John Forrest, who first came to Vancouver some 18 years ago and introduced the then very novel and mistrusted idea of screw caps. At the time, Forrest poured wines from

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Sunday, May 11, 2014 - North Shore News - A21


“Big babies” not always a bad thing

Opinions vary across cultures regarding adult kids in the home

“All the lonely people, where do they all come from?” — “Eleanor Rigby,” The Beatles I’ve written numerous columns on retirees and now I am one. My wife continues to work and we have two grown children at home. “The kids will be gone soon,” we tell our friends. They smile and nod knowingly. They have stayat home kids as well. These couch surfers aren’t just a North American phenomenon. In Europe nearly half of the adults between 18 and 30 now live with their parents. In Italy, that figure ratchets up to almost 80 per cent. In 2007, the Italian finance minister proposed a tax refund of $780 a year to help push the asbamboccioni, or “big babies,” out of the house. The economy plays a role in these living arrangements but there’s more to it than that. Italian parents report that they are happier when living with their adult children. That’s not the case here.

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Older andWiser A crowded house isn’t a problem in Britain. Loneliness is. In fact, in the United Kingdom, the relationship between old age and social isolation is now officially known as chronic loneliness. The health minister, Jeremy Hunt, in a recent speech, referred to this “epidemic of loneliness” as a “national shame.” How bad is it? Roughly 10 per cent of Britons (more than 800,000 in total) are chronically lonely all or most of the time. Five million said that television was their major form of companionship and substance abuse among the elderly is now at record levels. The lonely have a significantly increased risk of cognitive decline, dementia, depression and even suicide. Hunt called on Britons to learn from Asian

cultures in which there is reverence and respect for older people. We can learn a lot from how other cultures manage the problems of old age. In Asia, for instance, both public policy and family culture have historically taken filial responsibility and obligation as a given. Parents, children and the community all have the shared expectation that children will care for parents in their old age. There’s been speculation that as Asian economies industrialize and expand, young people will move to where the jobs are, leaving their families and community behind. In other words their culture will become more like ours. I doubt that. Third- and fourthgeneration Asian Canadians who are well assimilated into western culture continue to display a far greater level of responsibility and obligation to their extended family members than do most Canadian families. That suggests that the Asian family culture has some real staying power. But how are these comparisons relevant to our culture? Is the social contract found in parts of Asia likely to become the See The page 24

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SENIORS GATHERING A free drop-in program for an informal get-together and

chat from 10 to 11:30 a.m. on the second Tuesday of every month at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. At the May 13 meeting, guest speaker Emily Jubenvill will talk about the Edible Garden Project, container gardening and

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SENIORS Seniors Calendar From page 21 meeting Wednesday, May 14, 7 p.m. at the West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Guests Francis Mansbridge, author, and John Moir, photo archivist, will give an illustrated talk on the society’s upcoming book on the ferries and their influence on Horseshoe Bay over the last 100 years.

Social Groups & Outings CIRCLE OF FRIENDSHIP For women 50+ offering companionship, discussions, guest speakers, caring, sharing and more, Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2 for members/$3 for nonmembers. 604-925-7280 COFFEE TALK Mondays, 11 a.m.-noon at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Free. 604-925-7280

COMMUNITY KITCHEN LUNCH Mondays and Wednesdays, 11:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. $6 for non-members/$5 for members. 604-983-6350 CORONATION STREET CHAT The last Sunday of the month, 12:30-2:30 p.m. at West Vancouver Seniors’ Activity Centre, 695 21st St. Drop-in fee: $2. 604-9257280 DINER’S CLUB Tuesdays, 5-6 p.m. at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. A shuttle bus is available for Lions Manor, Roche Point Towers, Bowron Court and Atrium. $6. Andrea at VCH, 604-904-6483. FRIENDLY FRIDAYS An informal group that meets Fridays, 9:30-11:30 a.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver.There is coffee and conversation as participants work on their own knit, crochet or other small projects. Drop-in fee: See more page 23

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Meals on Wheels AGM Thursday Community members are invited to the annual general meeting of the North Shore Meals on Wheels Society, being held Thursday, May 15. The event will get underway at 9:30 a.m. with coffee, followed by the meeting at 10 a.m. Organizers are pleased to announce that this year’s guest speaker is Gail Roxburgh, a seniors’ program worker with John Braithwaite Community Centre. Her talk is entitled

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SENIORS Seniors Calendar From page 23 new members.The group meets the first Monday of each month for a potluck lunch and social at noon at the Twin Towers, 172 East Second St., North Vancouver. Bring a dish or pay $4. 604-985-4021 LUNCH AND BRIDGE Tuesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st St.,West Vancouver. $5. 604-922-1575 LUNCH AND GAMES Wednesdays from noon to 3 p.m. at North Shore Volunteers for Seniors, 275 21st St.,West Vancouver. $5. 604-922-1575 MUNCH AND MINGLE A soup and sandwich lunch every Wednesday at noon at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. $4. 604-987-5820


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Several North Shore designers, builders and renovators recently took home Greater Vancouver Home Builders’ Association 2014 Ovation Awards. North Vancouver’s Shakespeare Homes and Renovations won the 2014 Grand Ovation Award for Renovator of theYear – Large Volume, plus Best Addition Renovation, Best Renovation $500,000$799,999 and Best Renovation over $800,000. Alchemy Construction’s Lonsdale Contemporary Development won three awards: Best Townhouse/ Rowhome Community: 1,500 square feet and over; plus the BC Housing Award for Excellence in Creating Affordable Housing Choices and the FortisBC Award for Excellence in Energy Efficiency in New Residential Construction. Milori Family of Companies won Best Townhouse/Rowhome Community: Less than 1,500 square feet for Cove Gardens. The Ovations Awards honour excellence in the design and construction of new single-family and multi-family homes as well as the renovation of existing homes in Metro Vancouver.

Red carpet debut

West Vancouver’s Hidden Garden Foods had its new line of glutenfree cookies with hidden vegetables featured in the official gift bags at the 35th Annual Sports Emmy Awards on May 6 in New York City.The gift bags

Startup nominated

North Vancouver finance startup LedgerDocs has been nominated for a 2014 CPA Practice Advisor Tax and Accounting Technology Innovation Award. LedgerDocs is a cloud-based document management tool designed to help bookkeepers and accountants manage, share and collaborate on important documents with their clients.The service is integrated with Dropbox. Award recipients will be decided by a committee comprised of the editorial staff at CPA Practice Advisor.

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Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia: land of mystery. On its surface Malaysia is a couple islands sandwiched between Indonesia, Singapore, Cambodia and Thailand. To the unread and unGoogled, like myself, I assumed it would be like those locations. Nothing could be further from the truth. Malaysia, and specifically Kota Kinabalu in the Sabah region of northern Borneo, is the ultimate stir-fry of cultures. It’s a couple of tropical islands, yet an Asian country with deep Muslim roots and an affinity for spicing up the sauce with all kinds of western and Indian layers mixed into their way of life. It’s the sort of place you could walk outside any time of year and not have to worry about wearing a sweater. Keep going and you’ll be sure to find some of the freshest mangosteen in the world, then maybe visit a mosque, and finally trek into the jungles within the same day. It’s like the tropics, India and Asia decided to have a baby, and it got some of the best traits from each of its parents. Not only is there always something new and

exciting to do, but it never gets stagnant or boring, even on some of the long journeys to the most exciting places to visit. Kuala Lumpur is the primary tourist destination in Malaysia by far, but its long shadow tends to cast over one of the most wonderful places to visit in the entire country: Kota Kinabalu (or KK as they say). Kota Kinabal — in northern Borneo, where the landmass is divided in part with Indonesia — is too awesome, in fact, to encapsulate within a couple paragraphs, so I’m going to break it down like so. ■ The Malaysian fish massage Kinabalu National Park is named as such because it’s a national treasure and a certified World Heritage site. Mountaineering folk can tackle Mt. Kinabalu, the largest in southeast Asia, or one of many trails interlaced throughout park. But sometimes it’s nice to just relax, and the Malaysians do this in one of the most odd and fascinating ways: a “fish massage” at the Kampung Luanti river “fish spa.” The fish in the river are protected from any kind of harvesting, local or otherwise. For an island country that’s a rarity, but it’s easy to see

why given such a unique experience. As soon as you step into the water hundreds of fish swarm your feet and begin to “gently eat your flesh.”Yes, in this river, the fish eat you. But not to worry as they only eat the dead skin on your body. Or at least that’s what I was told before a suckling giant snatched onto my big toe. But I like to think he was just being thorough. Through thick and thin the experience is unlike any other. Hundreds of fish swarm the feet and legs, or really whatever you decide to put into the water. Children would giggle and run out of the water as fish swam towards them for a meal, only to be jumping in the next minute shrieking with delight. It’s a must do. ■ Nighttime cruises and the proboscis monkeys Kota Kinabalu and the rest of Borneo is home to one of the rarest delights nature has yet produced: the proboscis monkey. This intelligent, family-oriented creature is easily identified by its long nose. River cruises 45 minutes outside of KK See Nature page 27

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Nature Reserve puts on a show at sunset From page 26 are a popular destination for tourists to experience firsthand these living oddities, as every evening as the sun sets, they travel to the river and sleep, huddled together, in the trees. The silhouettes of the monkeys is both aweinspiring and unnerving. With the falling sun behind them, their dark outlines make them look like human beings sitting in the trees, tending to their young. Once dusk settles in, the next act takes the stage: the fireflies. These beautiful insects live by the thousands in a single tree. In the night, it’s akin to nature’s Christmas tree. Witnessing two beautiful pieces of nature in one go is not a wasted trip. ■ Shangri-La’s Rasa Ria Resort Roughly 45 minutes from Kota Kinabalu is the world-class Rasa Ria Resort. If you’re looking for a slice of paradise, this is the place to go. Stunning beaches, hundreds of amenities, activities, and yes, places to drink. Yet even to the most hardcore travellers, who don’t want the comfort of a resort, can still find something to do — the Orangutan Conservatory. Open to the public, this natural reserve takes in orphaned orangutans from around the country and rehabilitates them back into the wild. It’s a process that takes years,

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Community Bulletin Board 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, 6667 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 CANADIAN FEDERATION OF UNIVERSITY WOMEN — NORTH VANCOUVER Special presentations and a guided tour of international multimedia artist Gu Xiong’s latest exhibition will take place Monday, May 12, 2-4 p.m. at the Gordon Smith Gallery, 2121 Lonsdale Ave., North Vancouver. All proceeds will go to CFUW-North Vancouver’s scholarship fund for the Artists for Kids program, which sponsors gifted North Vancouver

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All puppies need training I am often amused by some of the emails I get from first-time puppy owners. The first part of the conversation involves them telling me how perfect their puppy is, and then comes the big “but.” He is great on walks, but. She never pees in the house anymore, but. He almost never barks at people, but. Such was the case with a recent client. About six months ago I was asked to do a puppy consultation with a new dog owner.With new puppy consultations, I go to the dog owner’s home, assess the puppy’s temperament and then set up a basic puppy-raising program which includes leash walking, basic commands and, most importantly, how to set proactive rules and boundaries around the home. But when I walked into the home of this client it was clear within the first five minutes that she simply wanted me to listen to her brag about her new puppy and feed it treats for an hour. “Oh, he is so perfect, I won’t have to do much training with him. He comes when he is called and he is only 12 weeks old! He follows me everywhere so I won’t need to leash



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Canine Connection him and he never jumps on anything,” she gushes. (You know I am rolling my eyes, grinding my teeth and practising my yogic breathing at this point, right?) I tried to explain to her that all puppies follow their people around — that is what they do.They naturally follow the pack because it is an instinctual behaviour to keep themselves safe. Once they are confident enough to venture on their own, around four or five months of age, they stop.Yes, of course he comes when he is called . . . now.You are the food bank! But when he realizes there are way more fun things in this world than you, you will be chasing after him on walks! Instead of taking my advice to heart, this puppy owner just smiled and tilted

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her head to the side as if to say, “What?You don’t understand . . . my puppy is perfect.” So when I got the email regarding her now ninemonth-old dog’s recent counter-surfing behaviour, I wasn’t surprised. To state the obvious, it is far easier to practise proper puppy management by setting boundaries for acceptable behaviour in the kitchen, rather than correct behaviour after the dog has been rewarded countless times for stealing a pound of butter, a bag of potato chips, a package of chicken wings, etc. To me, proper puppy management is teaching the puppy the command, “Go to your bed and stay there.” The dog owner should do this without fail every time the puppy enters the kitchen. The adult dog then learns that his job is to remain on his bed when in the kitchen — no questions asked.This solves the counter-surfing issue because the behaviour is never allowed to develop. The dog owner should also keep the counters clear of all food, bread crumbs and any other spilled food bits. I suggest cleaning counters with a vinegarand-water solution or nonchemical-based household

cleaner to remove food odours left on the counter. If there is nothing to tempt the dog, it can’t commit the offence. But what do you do when your dog has become an accomplished counter surfer? Well, you go back to basics.This means teaching the dog a “Go to your bed” command and enforcing it every time the dog enters the kitchen with you.To prevent the dog from wandering in when no one is around, I suggest the umbilical cord technique, meaning the dog is leashed and tethered to you.Where you go, the dog goes.This way it can’t possibly get into the kitchen without you knowing.Yes, it is a pain in the butt to do this, but so is losing a prime rib roast just before the guests arrive! You have to work twice as hard to fix the mistakes you should have prevented by being a proactive dog owner in the first place. After 20 years of experience, I can guarantee you that no puppy is so perfect it does not require proper training, no matter how cute it is. Joan Klucha has been working with dogs for more than 15 years. Contact her through her website


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A32 - North Shore News - Sunday, May 11, 2014


A 26-mile stroll in the park

Greenwood cruises to silver in Vancouver marathon ANDY PREST

North Vancouver’s Ellie Greenwood finished second in last week’s BMO Vancouver Marathon, putting up a time of two hours 43 minutes and four seconds. That’s pretty good, particularly when you consider that she wasn’t really trying all that hard. Greenwood, a native of Scotland who moved to the North Shore two years ago and is soon to become a Canadian citizen, specializes in ultra-marathons, making Sunday’s 42.2-kilometre route a veritable stroll in the park. Greenwood finished second behind Kim Doerkson of Gibsons despite never really putting it into high gear — she’s saving her legs for a 90kilometre ultra in South Africa at the start of June. Contacted on Monday, Greenwood said she was



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The race actually panned out exactly how she wanted it to, said Greenwood, with Doerkson opening up such a big lead that there was no chance to catch her with a late-race sprint. “Kim, who won, is a friend and I really wanted her to have a great race. And she did,” said Greenwood. “She was so

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far ahead that even if I had been racing I wouldn’t have been as fast as she was.” Greenwood, in fact, said the race was a lot of “fun” — not a word normally associated with a marathon. “I did (have fun)” she said with a laugh. “So many people that I knew were racing, which is nice.”

And the distance, if taken at a reasonable speed — fast enough, say, to finish second out of 2,117 runners — is one that doesn’t really phase Greenwood at all. “It is totally normal for me to run 40 or 50 kilometres on a weekend as a training run,” she said. See North page 33

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North Van runner chasing ultra glory

From page 32

“Just not that fast.” The 35-year-old is still pretty darn fast though. She won the Vancouver Marathon back in 2012 when she wasn’t saving her legs for anything longer. She still, however, is not considering any kind of switch in focus — her main goal is winning the really, really long ultra-marathons with a few regular marathons sprinkled in to keep things lively. “I don’t specialize in marathons,” she said. “Sure, if I happen to enter a marathon that I think I can win then yeah, I would love to. But they tend to be races that I use in preparation for other races, rather than target races on their own.” What is on Greenwood’s hit list is races like the Comrades Marathon, an approximately 90-km road race in South Africa billed as the world’s oldest and largest ultra-marathons. Close to 16,000 runners are expected to turn out for the race. “It’s a very prestigious ultra,” Greenwood said. “There’s lots of hype around it.” If Greenwood is in top form — and Sunday’s result seems to indicate she’s pretty close — a victory in South Africa is a real possibility. She finished second there in 2012, the same year she won the prestigious Western States 100 Mile Endurance Race and the JFK 50 Mile Race on her way to earning UltraRunning magazine’s 2012 North American female Ultrarunner of the Year award. By the time this year’s race is finished she may be a Canadian citizen, or at least well on her way. Greenwood, who has lived in Canada on-and-off for more than a decade, is scheduled to take the citizenship test this week and, as long as she passes, should have her citizenship ceremony before the end of the year. She seems to know her stuff. “John A. Macdonald,” she says with extreme confidence when asked to name Canada’s first prime minister, although that question may have been a bit too easy considering the Scottish roots Greenwood and Macdonald both share. She should be OK on the tougher questions too

though. “I will do some revision,” she said. “Some of it is very obvious but there are some bits where

living on the North Shore where she has world-class training options right outside her front door. “I love it here,” she said.

you need to read up to truly know what’s going on.” What she does know for sure is that she loves

a relative term — there’s no need for her to ever have to drive anywhere to find good trails mountain trails. “I just run,” she said with a laugh. “That’s perfect.”

“Six or seven days of the week I’m out running. . . . That’s what I want to be doing most days of the week.” With the mountains so close — and for a runner like Greenwood, “close” is

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Pipers, Sabres claim pole position in soccer playoffs Senior girls soccer playoffs reach their boiling this week as North Shore AA and AAA teams are battling for scarce berths in the provincial championships. On the AAA side Argyle claimed a huge win last Wednesday, knocking off West Van 1-0 in the regular season finale to finish first in the North Shore league. That first-place showing sent them into tomorrow’s matchup against Burnaby’s No. 1 squad with a berth in the provincial championships on the line. Game time is 3 p.m. at Burnaby Lake Sports Complex.

The loss dropped West Van into a do-or-die matchup against Sentinel which was played Friday after North Shore News press deadline. The winner of that game will take on Burnaby’s No. 2 squad Monday, also at 3 p.m. at Burnaby Lake. The winner of that matchup will move on to face the loser of the No. 1 battle for the zone’s final provincial berth Wednesday, 3 p.m. at Burnaby Lake. In AA action Sutherland sits in pole position after wrapping up first place in the North Shore league. The Sabres will host Burnaby’s No. 1 squad

Monday at 3:30 p.m. with a provincial berth at stake. Windsor and Seycove duked it out for the North Shore No. 2 spot Friday with the winner advancing to take on Burnaby’s No. 2 Monday. As with the AAA setup, the winner of the No. 2 battle will take on the loser of the No. 1 game on Wednesday for the zone’s final berth. The provincial championships for both groups are scheduled for May 29-31 with the AAA tournament in Vancouver and AA in Penticton. The Argyle Pipers are defending AAA provincial champions. — Andy Prest

North Van diver makes a splash at Western Canadian Championships

NorthVancouver’s Nicholas Nepomuceno swept all three categories in the 14-15 year-old division at theWestern Canadian Diving Championships held May 2-4 in Regina. The 13-year-old won

gold on the 1-metre and 3-m springboards as well as the platform tower. He also competed in the open senior men’s division, earning silver on the 1-m board and platform and bronze on the 3-m. Nepomuceno, a member of iDive Vancouver,

will compete this summer in the Canadian elite Junior Nationals. He has been a member of the provincial diving team since 2011. — Andy Prest Email info about upcoming sporting events or recent results to

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