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NV waterfront museum plans move forward City of North Vancouver council gives green light to Pipe Shop shipyard site Anne Watson awatson@nsnews.com

THE City of North Vancouver has given the green light for a new waterfront location of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives — provided proponents can raise half of the $10 million needed to build the exhibit and a business plan on operating costs checks out.

If it goes ahead, the museum will be located in the Pipe Shop on Lot 4 of the old shipyards site on the waterfront and will provide almost double the current space. “We believe we can build a bigger and better museum,” said Sanford Osler, vice chair of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives. “This is a great all-weather introduction to North Vancouver.” Nancy Kirkpatrick, director of the North Vancouver Museum and Archives, said the museum would include three thematic galleries showcasing human and natural history, a children’s gallery and an idea exchange area. “A suspension bridge will span the lobby and lead to a second floor tree canopy which contains contents specifically about history of the North Shore,” said Kirkpatrick. The museum will cost approximately $10 million to build. Of that, the city has agreed to shoulder half the cost. The rest of the money will have to come from See Operating page 3

Plans for unstaffed rail bridge worries port, district officials Brent Richter brichter@nsnews.com

THE District of North Vancouver and Port Metro Vancouver are expressing concern over CN’s plan to cut staff who monitor and operate the Second Narrows rail lift bridge. CN confirmed Tuesday that it will phase out the system of having observeroperators posted at three movable span bridges in the Lower Mainland including the Second Narrows rail crossing, New Westminster and Lulu Island bridges. Instead, all three bridges will be monitored by camera, and raised and lowered as needed from a central location. “The centralized system will streamline our operations while continuing to follow See Assessment page 5

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fundraising. The city has asked the museum commission to complete a fundraising feasibility study to assess where that money might come from. Council has also asked staff to review the estimates of projected operating costs for the new museum. Currently, the city and district split the cost of operating the museum, both contributing about $500,000 annually towards a $1 million operating budget. The operating budget for a new museum is projected to be higher — about $1.7 million a year. Museum officials are projecting the difference in costs can be made up through charging admission, plus rentals and corporate sponsorships. “The presentation we made to the District was very well received, we will be going back to them probably in September,” Kirkpatrick told council Monday night. “What we have heard from them is they’re happy supplied photo with what we’ve been doing, if there is no net increase in what AN artist’s rendering of what a kids’ gallery inside a new North Vancouver Museum might look like inside the historic Pipe Shop building they are providing, then they are on the North Vancouver waterfront. certainly willing to look at this.” Admission rates are being projected at $7.50. Most of council was in support of moving forward with plans for the new museum. “This has been a long and winding road,” said Coun. Rod Clark. “We have a very dedicated group of people who put in a lot of time and effort so far and in my mind are charged now, and seem to be taking the charge, in going ahead.” Coun. Don Bell was equally as enthusiastic about the project. “What we want people to know is it’s a facility that deals not only with the past, but it deals with the present and it deals with the Anne Watson helicopter team members were once again crew took him to Lions Gate Hospital. future,” said Bell. Jones said people should be more summoned — this time to a report of a fall awatson@nsnews.com But some councillors, although supportive, still had reservations cautious and use common sense during the at Granite Falls in Indian Arm. IT was a busy weekend for the about the commission’s business plan. When they arrived on scene, the rescue summer, especially around waterfalls. “Just because I’m enthusiastic to move ahead doesn’t mean I’m North Shore Rescue helicopter “We observed a number of young kids team found a 28 year-old man had fallen a prepared to buy into it,” said Coun. Craig Keating. “I’m concerned team who received back-toprecariously around the falls at heights that short distance near the waterfall. about the relationship between the city of North Vancouver and back medical calls on Sunday The Canadian Coast Guard hovercraft were 50 to 100 feet (of potential) direct the District of North Vancouver in terms of the operation of the afternoon. Siyay, the Royal Canadian Marine Search fall.” Jones called that “very disconcerting. museum.” “It’s just a message to parents and kids, and Rescue unit and Coquitlam Search The business case has left Keating “cold and unconvinced” and The team was called out to help a 50- and Rescue rope rescue team, as well as BC really be aware of what you’re doing.” council needs better numbers, he said. Jones also cautioned that the public year old woman who fractured her ankle Ambulance all attended the call, said team “If we don’t get it right and we end up with a white elephant on after slipping on snow while out for a day leader Tim Jones. needs to be aware that helicopters aren’t the waterfront that’s not going to be able to sustain itself, we’ll all hike on the Howe Sound Crest Trail at “Our flight team staged on the tidal always available for rescues during the feel pretty bad,” said Keating. flat right on the beach at Granite Falls,” he forest fire season, as many companies are around 1:30 p.m. Coun. Linda Buchanan also had concerns regarding the business employed to fight the blazes. The woman was given morphine by a said. case as well as the admission rates, but was supportive of moving member of the team who is also a paramedic. That means there could be a delay in The helicopter team brought the man the museum to a new location. “I believe we need a community She was then airlifted in a rescue basket out of the waterfall area and down to the getting a helicopter to help with a rescue, municipal museum,” said Buchanan. suspended underneath the helicopter to the hovercraft where the ambulance crew was he warned. The current museum is located at Presentation House on West Cypress parking lot and taken by ambulance waiting. “We’re always working to manage it 4th Street and houses approximately 20,000 historic local and to Lions Gate Hospital. The man was then taken to Cates Park and working with the helicopter companies regional artifacts. As that call was wrapping up, the on the hovercraft, where an ambulance but it’s the nature of the beast.”

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In split vote, council approves Edgemont seniors housing Jeremy Shepherd jshepherd@nsnews.com

IT may be too big and too broad, but a newly approved seniors centre will afford Edgemont’s elders a chance to leave their homes without leaving their neighbourhood. The 115-unit, three-storey Edgemont Senior Living facility earmarked for Canfield Crescent near Woodbine Drive and Highland Boulevard won a crucial rezoning Monday, with District of North Vancouver council voting 4-3 in favour of the project. The rezoning of six single-family lots allows the developer to buy 9,741 square feet of Canfield Crescent, effectively green-lighting the project. Located adjacent to the commercial core of Edgemont Village, the seniors home is slated to include a minimum of 15 assisted-living units and 12 to 23 care rooms for seniors with mental health problems such as dementia.

While the majority of council expressed misgivings about the project’s size, Mayor Richard Walton placed a greater emphasis on giving seniors a compelling housing option. “If my father had been able to spend the last three or four years of his life, and my mother, at Edgemont, they would’ve had the world open to them,” he said. The piece of land in question is the only one in the vicinity that could provide a home for active seniors, according to Walton. “There are no other locations, and quite frankly in this business it’s location, location, location,” Walton said. The units may not attract enough seniors, according to Coun. Mike Little, who voted against the project due to concerns about its size and the effect it would have on the neighbourhood. “There’s a tremendous demand for downsizing in that community, but not downsizing to such small units,” he said. The majority of speakers at a recent public hearing criticized the seniors home proposal as a

misplaced monolithic structure that would dwarf the one-storey ranchers on its perimeter. “Ijustdon’tthinkIwanttochangethecharacter of Edgemont so significantly for something that I don’t know is tried and tested,” Little said. North Vancouver’s Cedar Springs Retirement Residence currently has a 34 per cent occupancy, according to Little, who said many seniors don’t move into a facility until they’re in their 80s. “Seventy is the new 50,” he said. Edgemont Senior Living may not be immediately successful, according to Walton. “I don’t think for a second this facility’s going to be full in the first year, in the second year. It may take a few years,” he said. Edgemont was once reminiscent of a prairie town, according to Walton, who recalled both open ditches and the contention that greeted Highland House. A huge number of people fought that tooth and nail, he said. The neighbourhood needs to continue to change, Walton said. The project provides council with a unique

opportunity to fill a housing need, albeit in a facility that is likely too big, according to Coun. Robin Hicks. Monthly rents at the facility range from about $3,000 per month for a studio unit to $5,500 for a two-bedroom unit. Meals are included. “Only those who have sizable means or who have homes they will be able to sell will be able to afford it,” Hicks said, adding that townhouses would come with a similar price tag. “I think I support this facility with some reluctance,” Hicks said. The developer would have to provide the district with approximately $500,000 worth of community benefits. The half-a-million figure is equivalent to 50 per cent of the estimated increase in land value. Out of a total of 103,000 square feet, approximately 18,000 square feet consist of common areas and space for activities. The project is slated to offer 90 days of registration solely for Edgemont/Upper Capilano seniors.


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PUBLIC HEARINGS

7:00 pm, Tuesday, July 23, 2013 Council Chamber of District Hall, 355 West Queens Road

Undeveloped Alpine Lots (PIDs 012-105-180 and 012-105-198)

1620 Westover Road What:

Public Hearing on proposed District of North Vancouver Rezoning Bylaw (Bylaw 7994)

What is it?

The proposed subdivision creates two 14.6m (48ft) lots consistent with the prevailing lot pattern along Westover Road.

What changes?

What:

Public Hearing on proposed District of North Vancouver Official Community Plan Amendment Bylaw 6 (Bylaw 7997) and Rezoning Bylaw (Bylaw 7996)

What is it?

Bylaw 7997 proposes to amend the OCP changing the land use designation for the northern most lot from ‘Residential Level 1: Rural Residential’ to ‘Parks, Open Space and Natural Areas’. Bylaw 7997 also amends the OCP by designating both lots as a Form and Character Development Permit Area and as an Energy and Water Conservation and Greenhouse Gas Reduction Development Permit Area. Bylaw 7996 proposes to rezone both of the lots from Single family Residential One Acre Zone (RS1) to Park Recreation and Open Space (PRO) in keeping with the surrounding forested area.

What changes?

The bylaws will allow the isolated alpine lots to remain in their natural forested state.

In order to create two 14.6m (48ft) lots, the site must be added to Section 310 Special Minimum Lot Sizes in the Zoning Bylaw.

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Who can I speak to:

Kathleen Larsen, Community Planner, at 604-990-2369 or larsenk@dnv.org.

Amendment to the Permitted Uses in the Park, Recreation and Open Space (PRO) Zone Rezoning Bylaw 1296 (Bylaw 7998) What:

Public Hearing on proposed District of North Vancouver Rezoning Bylaw 1296 (Bylaw 7998)

What is it?

The proposed text amendment to the PRO Zone deletes certain uses which are not considered appropriate in that zone for both technical and environmental reasons.

What changes?

Bylaw 7998 amends the Zoning Bylaw to remove ‘camping ground’, ‘stadium’ and ‘trailer park’ as * Provided by applicant for illustrative purposes only. permitted principal uses in the PRO Zone. The actual development, if approved, may differ.

Who can I speak to:

Doug Allan, Community Planner, at 604-990-2357 or alland@dnv.org.

When can I speak?

Please join us on Tuesday, July 23, 2013 when Council will be receiving input from the public on these proposals. You can speak in person by signing up at the Hearings or by providing a written submission to the Municipal Clerk at the address below or at input@dnv.org before the conclusion of the Hearings.

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The bylaws, Council resolutions, staff reports, and other relevant background materials are available for review by the public at the Municipal Clerk’s Office or online at www.dnv.org/public_hearing. Office hours are Monday to Friday 8:00 am to 4:30 pm.

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the marine navigation rules and maintain safety,” said Warren Chandler, CN spokesman. “We will still have the ability to place a bridge tender at any of the bridges should we feel it necessary, but the idea is to have the automation up and running by the end of this year.” Chandler said additional cameras have been installed at all bridges, which will give the centralized bridge operator a full view. The change shouldn’t present any more risk to marine or rail traffic, Chandler added. “We have done a comprehensive risk assessment to ensure that the centralized system will not have an adverse effect on operations or safety,” he said. But officials with Port Metro Vancouver said no one has told them about the risk assessment. “They indicated that they were looking at potentials for doing this and they started a review process, but as far as we are concerned, it has never come full circle. It has never been completed as a full-fledged risk assessment,” said Chris Wellstood, deputy harbour master. Deepsea traffic traverses the narrows at least daily, and there is likely more traffic on the way if Kinder Morgan gets approval for the twinning of its oil pipeline to the Burnaby terminus, Wellstood said. The port has also not been informed of whether Transport

Canada has signed off on CN’s plan, Wellstood added. CN’s plan may be perfectly safe, said Wellstood, but he added until industry members and the port have been able to list their concerns and hear what CN’s plan for addressing them are, it’s hard to know how CN reached its conclusion. While rail safety is under federal jurisdiction, District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton said he too is wary of CN’s claim in the absence of seeing a risk assessment report. “Thefirstreactionis,ifyou’re going to monitor something from New Westminster by video and control it, do you have access to all the information that a human set of eyes and brain has when it’s right there in the south tower overlooking the site?” Walton asked. “I just don’t know.” As Burrard Inlet is crucial to the economies of every municipality that borders it and protecting the environment is a shared responsibility, Walton said CN should make its risk assessment available for public scrutiny. “I suspect, if CN is working within the acceptable safety standards, then obviously those safety standards need to be publicly disclosed,” he said. “I think most of us mayors in the inner harbour would like a little more comfort than CN just saying the job can be done from a remote location in New Westminster.”

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THIS week we saw a shuffling of the federal cabinet. It was more a game of musical chairs than a real changing of the guard. More newsworthy however, was some of the apparently required reading for new federal ministers. Several news outlets reported the Prime Minister’s Office also asked staff to include lists of “friends and enemy stakeholders” in the new ministers’ summer reading lists. This is troubling for a number of reasons. This is the same PMO that has become embroiled in constant scandal and turned into a full-time campaign machine that operates year-round at taxpayers’ expense on deeply partisan projects. Dividing Canadians into “friends and enemies” indicates a level of government paranoia not seen since McCarthyism.

It also implies our federal government is no longer working for all Canadians, only for those whose ideological positions match those of the governing party. By using the divisive term “enemy,” the government is leaving itself open to accusations that it is also actively working against some Canadians. It showcases an “us versus them” mentality. So who is on the list? Other than a vague description that it may include environmental groups, non-profits, and civic and industry associations that disagree with the federal Conservatives, we have no clue. That too is a problem. As much as this makes the ruling Conservatives look bad, this is also the stuff that drives cynicism, turns off voters and erodes Canadians’ faith in the institution of government.

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Dear Editor: I wish to address some misleading information that appeared in recent issues of the News (“Open Letter to Mayor and Lynn Valley Residents from Joan Birchall” and “Lynn Valley Densification Plans Questioned”), specifically Ms. Birchall’s perception of my willingness to meet with residents. I also wish to provide an update on the Lynn Valley Town Centre planning process. There are many ways to speak directly with the mayor and councillors and we collectively and individually engage the public every day: our council has a lengthy record of open and positive engagement. Eight years ago I started the monthly “Meet the Mayor” sessions at Lynn Valley Library and Parkgate Community Centre. These informal, drop-in sessions run September through June and allow for one-onone conversations with individuals and small groups. Citizens also have the option of meeting with the

mayor and/or councillors at district hall. We generally need to know the topic and focus so we can research the issue in order to engage constructively. Simply give the mayor’s office a call and we will arrange a suitable time to meet. Of particular interest to many of our residents at this time is planning for Lynn Valley Town Centre. District council is committed to engaging the community in an inclusive, transparent way and over the years this has involved extensive public consultation. In June, the district hosted four open houses where residents could learn about planning for Lynn Valley Town Centre, provide feedback on a range of conceptual options for the future, or provide their own ideas. Residents were able to talk with council, staff and citizen advisory committee members, and fill out feedback forms to share their views. Approximately 1,200 people attended and provided their input. Many others participated online or through correspondence

to council. Staff and our consultants are currently compiling this feedback and will be reporting back to council later in the summer/early fall with a potential direction for Lynn Valley Town Centre that best reflects community feedback. I assure all citizens that council is listening closely to the community on this matter; the process is not over and no decisions have been made. It is critical that we work collaboratively and respectfully with the community in order to create a long-term plan for Lynn Valley Town Centre that provides for current needs and future generations. I encourage residents to stay involved as the Lynn Valley Town Centre implementation and other planning processes move ahead. Please visit our website (identity.dnv.org) for further information and updates. Mayor Richard Walton District of North Vancouver

Strangers’ kind actions help corral escapee dog Dear Editor: It does not take a major catastrophe to discover there are kind people in this world willing to help. On June 31, my son dropped his little miniature pincher/Boston terrier off at our place to be cared for, while he was away. But the dog was very anxious to get back to his owner and wiggled out of his harness,

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escaping out onto very busy East Keith Road. First he ran east, then crossed the road and ran west, zigzagging the street several times. All traffic stopped on the 1300 and 1200 block of East Keith Road during this incident, and I would like to thank all the people in their cars for their kind consideration. But the people I would like to thank most are the

nice young man at the bus stop, who followed the dog on his bike and brought him back to us and Raymond and his two children, who offered me a ride in their car to comb the side streets to find him. We are truly grateful! Jutta Vertegaal North Vancouver

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Dear Editor: Your editorial comment (Ahead of the Curve, North Shore News, June 30) that Canada Day is a meaningful recognition of things that make us great is to be lauded. On the Canada Day long weekend I witnessed a group of Muslims praying at John Lawson Park, and met a group of Coptic Christians on the West Vancouver Seawalk glad to be away from the turmoil in Egypt. We have so much to be thankful for, and as citizens must remain engaged to make Canada more equal and more tolerant. We are truly a postmodern nation. Vive Le Canada. Farouk Verjee North Vancouver

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Hand TransLink pain back to province Liberal administrations. So if those committees find it difficult to take the next step, let me stiffen their resolve: Your decade-long reluctance to stand up to Victoria, to say you “ain’t gonna take it anymore,” has brought TransLink to its financial knees. People have had enough — to such an extent that many view the governance of TransLink as being part of the problem. For validation of those opinions, we need go no further than the executive summary of a March 2013 report on the TransLink governance commissioned by the mayors. The summary quickly came out of its corner with a right hook to the chin on transportation governance which it said is: “less than ideal in relationship to the six major criteria of accountability, transparency, responsiveness, clarity of purpose, advocacy and productive relationships.” “The most critical of these,” the report stated, “is accountability to the population being served, which is almost completely missing …” That point isn’t new.

“The silos in which [the region’s] land planning, economic development and transit functions operate are symptomatic of the problems many cities in the world face. . . . We need to be working on the same page.” Richard Walton – June 20, 2013

In our recent exchange about his presentation to the Mayors’ Council on Regional Transportation, District of North Vancouver Mayor Richard Walton said he shares a concern expressed by several of his colleagues — “TransLink is (required) to plan for the future as part of its mandate, but the funding levers necessary to implement the plan lie with the province.” Clarifying his reference to the three silos, he said that while land planning is the responsibility of Metro Vancouver, economic development is done by 23 separate communities in the absence of any central

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Elizabeth James co-ordination. As for the third silo — TransLink — Walton did not need to tell me that today’s dysfunctional agency is a direct result of that lack of co-ordination, coupled with under-funded interference from Victoria. Instead, more diplomatic than I, Walton said “effectively, the province controls the levers but will not engage in the process.” The problem with being diplomatic is that nice guys often finish last. For 15 years, various costly incarnations of TransLink boards, committees and councils have tried to negotiate an appropriate funding model. They tried to no avail with both NDP and BC

People have been saying that since the Glen Clark days. The governance we have endured since 1998 is an international embarrassment. At least, that’s what I gathered from the next two paragraphs that say our “arrangements” are “unique in the world and not in a good way.” Regardless, we cannot allow the victims of a failed and expensive governance model to be further penalized for driving their vehicles when no workable transit option is available. TransLink has been on a wild ride, hampered by provincial decisions like the $2.4 billion Canada Line but left without dollars for its basic obligations. For their part, most regional politicians have lacked access to the impartial technical expertise on transit required to challenge Victoria’s dictates and have had little option but to go along. International experience with light rail, trams and shared-track systems demonstrates that popular, affordable transit technology is available. Open minds among our decision-makers would enable TransLink

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Amenities math questioned Resident argues municipality is shortchanging itself on payments

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THREE modest West Vancouver homes are slated to be built on Fulton Avenue, but how much the district will make from their rezoning was a sore spot during discussion on the issue July 8.

Council voted 6-1 in favour of allowing three, two-storey infill homes at 2074 Fulton Ave., almost doubling the floor space allowed on the property. Two homes would likely sit side by side with a third unit adjacent to the lane. Previous zoning for the area allowed for a maximum floor space of 244 square metres. The newly approved homes can have a total floor space of 426 square metres, excluding basements. The rezoning increases the value of the land by $60,000, according to a district staff report. That boost is directly tied to the amount of money the developer pays the district. In this case, the developer is on the hook for a community amenity contribution of $45,000. But the district’s estimate of increased property value — or “uplift” — leaves much to be

desired, according to frequent council spectator George Pajari. Pajari said the issue was reminiscent of the debate surrounding council’s approval of the nearby Hollyburn Mews development. In that case, appraisers estimated an increased value of approximately $155,000 on the nine-unit, three-lot Hollyburn Mews development. Now the units are selling, Pajari said its clear the appraiser underestimated the increased value by more than $2 million. Uplift refers solely to land value, said Coun. Mary-Ann Booth, adding many people are confused by that. “It is not the profit factor,” she said. Developers take a substantial risk when embarking on a deal of this magnitude, Booth said. Pajari said the district should have provided the public with a breakdown of how they arrived at an uplift figure of $60,000. “We need, you on council need, to see all of the information necessary to arrive at the (community amenity contribution figure),” he said. “But for some strange reason however, staff have decided to withhold this information, releasing only an executive summary.” Generally speaking, conservative lenders estimate

uplift while exaggerating costs and underestimating revenue, said Pajari. That approach has not allowed the district to maximize its profit, he said. Despite offering his reluctant support for the project, Mayor Michael Smith agreed with Pajari on the matter of Hollyburn Mews. “I was also opposed, quite vehemently, to the way the community amenity calculation was done on Hollyburn Mews,” he said. “There’s a huge disconnect of hundreds of thousands of dollars on each unit.” Council’s past decisions on Fulton Avenue have painted the current council into a corner, according to Smith. “The blunt reality is the horse has left the barn. We have rezoned that lot,” he said. Coun. Trish Panz was enthusiastic about adding more variety to the district’s housing market. “These are the kinds of alternative housing that we were pushed to explore in the community and I would actually like to see (fewer) financial barriers,” she said. The homes could be sold for somewhere in the neighbourhood of $1.45 million, substantially lower than the district’s average home price of $1.7 million, Panz said. The development gives an unwelcome spot of “intense density” to Fulton Avenue, according to Coun. Bill Soprovich, who decried the lack

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says the reason many parts of Northern Europe have developed better integrated planning models than us, is because the political systems there produce a constant need for coalition groups to work together. But if we can’t work together, for now, the only way we can force Victoria to “engage in the process” and to be accountable for its behind-the-scenes decisions, is for TransLink to be returned to the hands that control “the funding levers” — the provincial government — and, yes, I am suggesting we do just that. rimco@shaw.ca

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ONE of the oldest homes in the Lower Mainland may mark its 140th birthday by becoming a nature centre. The Navvy Jack house on Argyle Avenue, the oldest continuously occupied home in the Lower Mainland, could become a nature nexus if the West Vancouver Streamkeepers Society has their way. The notion of a historic site doubling as a learning centre appealed to West Vancouver council, who voted unanimously July 8 for staff to return with a business plan for the project. “It’s not necessarily about history or First Nations people, it’s about what existed here before anybody,” said streamkeepers president John Barker. The streamkeepers society and the district are currently slated to split an approximately $5,000 bill on a structural and building code assessment to judge what upgrades might be necessary for the house. “If you determine it is worth saving, it has to have a new roof or we’re going to lose the house,” said Bill Chapman, a streamkeepers director. “We’re currently growing a bigger crop on the roof than we are on the ground.” Under the current plan, the home’s second floor would remain a living space for the current tenant, Lloyd Williams, who has lived in the house for more than 40 years. Williams has written to say he’s enthused about the idea of a nature house on the property.

“It would be a gathering point for all ages to gain insight and information about the natural environment so special throughout our community. This appeals to me,” he wrote. The future of the house is even more important given the recent development discussions surrounding Ambleside’s waterfront, he said. “The house has a lot of character . . . and I would hope it would be retained in some way, other than an eatery of some kind,” he wrote. The house was likely built in 1873 and deserves to be recognized as a tangible piece of history, according to Williams. The district purchased the house in 1990. Williams has a lifetime tenancy agreement with the district. The concept of a nature centre amid the clumps of crabgrass on the waterfront is a fine idea, according to Mayor Michael Smith. “What could possibly be more exciting along that waterfront than this nature site?” he asked. “What’s there now is far from ideal in my mind.” Smith was also pleased at how the idea originated. “We’ve got community groups stepping up and doing this instead of having to pay staff to come up with all these initiatives,” he said. While agreeing that a nature centre is an excellent idea, Coun. Craig Cameron successfully lobbied for other West Van community groups to have a chance to pitch their ideas for the house. Coun. Michael Lewis was also supportive of the idea but concerned about who will end up footing the bill. “I certainly hope that any business plan that comes back is not really just ‘This is how much it costs, will you cut us a cheque?’ I hope that there’s a participatory component.” Just a little younger than Canada itself, the house was built by John Thomas, a Welshman known as Navvy Jack. He ran a ferry service on Burrard Inlet and sold gravel taken from the Capilano River.

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Strangelove’s Weegee curator John O’Brian Presentation House Gallery’s opening reception for photographic shows Strangelove’s Weegee and Zhang Yaxin: Model Operas took place the evening of June 14. Weegee show curator John O’Brian was in attendance and offered insight into the exhibition, which includes photographs taken by infamous New York City press photographer Weegee (Arthur Fellig), on the set of Stanley Kubrick’s classic film Dr. Strangelove or: How I Learned to Stop Worrying and Love the Bomb. The other show, Zhang Yaxin: Model Operas, features the work of Chinese photographer Yaxin who took photos for eight years of Communist Party-sanctioned model operas. As part of the exhibition, Yang Ban Xi: The Eight Model Works (2005) by Yan Ting Yuen and Weegee’s New York (1948) by Weegee will screen for free tonight at 7 p.m. at Vancouver’s Pacific Cinematheque. The exhibitions will remain on display until July 26. Info: presentationhousegallery.org or thecinematheque.ca.

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THE word “passive” can conjure up images of submission and a lack of resistance but when it comes to buildings there is a whole other definition. photo illustration Marken Projects

PASSIVHAUS, or passive house design aims to reduce a building’s energy consumption by up to 90 per cent. This design drawing for a passive house currently under construction in the City of Vancouver shows a home that is well insulated, virtually airtight and compact in design, with high performance windows and doors.

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THROUGH the last decades, the notion of building homes in more environmentally friendly ways has become much the norm.

Slowly but surely, at least here in Canada, the conversation has shifted onward from discussing why building technology needs to evolve to discussing how exactly building technology can evolve in order to most responsibly take on its own environmental inefficiencies. What once was considered alternative

has now become quite mainstream. Consider Vancouver Mayor Gregor Robertson’s Greenest City 2020 Action Plan target: Require all buildings constructed from 2020 onward to be carbon neutral in operations. Other municipalities around the world are setting the same tone: Melbourne officially became carbonneutral this year, Copenhagen is pushing for the same by 2025, Seattle by 2050, the entire country of Costa Rica by 2021. According to Vancouver’s Action Plan, greening up construction practices here would mean big positive impact:

the electricity and natural gas that buildings use make up 55 per cent of Vancouver’s greenhouse gas emissions. Essentially, we need to get building green, and get building green mighty quickly! But we’re in luck . . . enter, passive house. The initial principles that eventually gave rise to the passive house movement were actually developed here in Canada as part of the Saskatchewan Conservation House demonstration project of 1978. And though the project also stimulated the creation of NRCan’s See Passive page 14

Passive housing is the leading edge of energy efficiency. It is designed so that little energy is needed to both heat and cool its interior due to its superior insulation, being virtually airtight and deriving its heating from the sun. The passive home movement has been growing over the past decade and now there are a wide variety of these buildings around the world. Author Julie Torres Moskovitz gives a detailed explanation of the principals of passive building construction before taking us on a trip around the world. From Kansas City to Kamakura, Japan and back to Whistler, outstanding examples of architecture and interior design are shown. The buildings are all presented through colour photographs of the interior and exterior, floor plans, the construction history and more.

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To help everyone solve some of the most common problems faced in the garden here is part of my problemsolver toolkit. “Something is eating my plants.” Notches, holes and shredded leaves are common in gardens, especially where plants are excessively fertilized or the wrong plant is growing in the wrong place. Before you try to control an insect pest, be sure there is a pest left to control. Often, pest damage is noticed after the pest has eaten

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there are no negative aspects to mulching. Mulch does not bring ants or other pests into the garden. Mulch does not dramatically alter the soil’s pH or prevent water from reaching the soil. And mulch is not a fire hazard; people are a fire hazard. Mulch should be applied two to three inches thick over the entire bed right up to the base of plants without burying them and be maintained year round without ever digging it into the soil. “My plants are too big.” Aren’t plants supposed to grow big? Isn’t maturity virtue realized? Big plants are only a problem if they are causing a real health, safety, lighting or growing problem. If you planted a redwood next to the house and the foundation is starting to lift out of the ground, well, that’s a problem. But just because a tree or shrub grows big does not mean it’s a problem or that it’s going to fall over. Unless there is a negative affect on surrounding plants then big is beautiful, so please, avoid the hedge shear or chainsaw. As gardens mature plants can become unbalanced from a design perspective at which time careful and skilful pruning intervention See Don’t page 19

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adulteducation/adult.htm. Beginner Herbalism Classes: All ages are welcome to start herbal learning in a medicine garden and kitchen Saturdays, July 20, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. in the Hamilton Heights area, North Vancouver. Free, space is limited. Registration: Heidi, miss_dandelion@hotmail.com. Vancouver Shade Garden Society will hold its annual show and competition Sunday, July 21, 11 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Chris Jennings, 604602-6644 or sikokianumcjl@ shaw.ca. GardenSmart Workshop — Winter Gardening: Learn

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their work and talk about the writing process. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation. Deep Cove Ladies’ Lions Club meets at 6:30 p.m. on the second and last Wednesday of each month at Lions Garey Ham Court, 936 Bowron Court, North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Sally Scott, 604-924-1923.

Ambleside Orchestra rehearses Wednesdays, 3:15-5:30 p.m. at Highlands United Church, 3255 Edgemont Blvd., North Vancouver. Intermediate level of musicianship required. Bring a music stand. Info: David, 604-922-1035. Caroun Photo Club: Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Visitors are welcome. Info: carounphotoclub.com. Circle Dance: Learn easy dances with music and steps from many traditions the second Wednesday of each month, 7-9 p.m. (arrive 6:45 p.m.). Admission by donation. Registration and location: Wendy Anne, 604-988-3522. Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 79 p.m. at Mollie Nye House, 940 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. The association invites writers of all genres, fiction and non-fiction, to read their work in a friendly, comfortable atmosphere and to listen to other writers share

The Dutch Koffieclub meets the third Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m. to noon at the food court, Park Royal, south mall, West Vancouver. Meet new people and keep up your Dutch language or improve it. The club welcomes Flemish and South African people also. Used Dutch magazines and books will be available. Info: Henk, 604-987-4978 or Nel, 604-987-6879. Gleneagles Scottish Country Dance Club: Experienced classes every Wednesday, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Hollyburn Elementary, 1329 Duchess Ave., West Vancouver. Info: Simon, 604-925-9333. Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Info: 604-922-3414 or northshoremealsonwheels.org. North Shore Chamber Orchestra meets Wednesdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Sutherland Secondary, 1860 Sutherland Ave., North Vancouver and is looking for new string players (especially bass players). Info: jeanaireland1@hotmail.com or 604-980-3132. North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United

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MEMBERS of the North Shore Celtic Junior Ensemble perform at the North Shore Hospice’s third annual Strawberry Tea. Homemade scones with strawberries, cream and tea and coffee were served up and attendees had a chance to enter a raffle to win a handmade quilt created by the Lions Gate Quilters Guild. Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, nschorus.com or audreyowen@shaw.ca. North Shore Toastmasters Advanced Leaders meet every 3rd Saturday, 10 a.m.-12 p.m., at 2nd Floor, 145 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver. Info: quayspeakers.com.

Sing-alongWednesdays:“Mr. Music” Peter Vanderhorst will play the piano to lead a sing along of favourite songs the first Wednesday of every month, 10 a.m.-noon at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. Info 604-925-7292 or silkpurse.ca.

Soroptimist International of North and West Vancouver, a volunteer service organization for business and professional women, meets on the second Wednesday of each month, September to June, 7 p.m. Info and location: 604-9800108 or soroptimist@shaw.ca. Guests are welcome. SpeakerHub

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Mayor Darrell Mussatto Councillor Don Bell Councillor Pam Bookham Councillor Linda Buchanan Councillor Rod Clark Councillor Guy Heywood Councillor Craig Keating Karla D. Graham, CMC kgraham@cnv.org

NOTICE is hereby given by the Corporation of the City of North Vancouver, that a Public Hearing will be held on MONDAY, JULY 22, 2013 AT 7:00 PM in the Council Chamber, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, to receive representations in connection with the following proposed amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700”. ZONING BYLAW 1995, NO. 6700, AMENDMENT BYLAW, 2013, NO. 8311 BOLDER HOMES LTD., BC0726672/BILL CURTIS & ASSOCIATES DESIGN LTD. have applied to rezone Lot B, Block 115, DL 274, Plan 10274, as indicated on the sketch, located at 246 East 6th Street. The amendment to “Zoning Bylaw, 1995, No. 6700” will have the effect of reclassifying the said property FROM: RT-1 (Two-Unit Residential 1) Zone TO: CD-640 (Comprehensive Development 640) Zone to permit the construction of five residential units within two separate buildings that are two storeys high. A total of six parking stalls are proposed, with vehicle access from the rear lane. APPLICANT: BOLDER HOMES LTD., BC0726672/BILL CURTIS & ASSOCIATES DESIGN LTD. This Public Hearing is held under the provisions of the Local Government Act. All persons who believe they may be affected by the above proposal will be afforded an opportunity to be heard in person and/or by written submission. Written or electronic (email) submissions should be sent to the attention of the City Clerk at kgraham@cnv.org or by mail to City Clerk, City Hall, 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC, V7M 1H9. Electronic submissions must be received no later than 4:00 pm on Monday, July 22, 2013, to ensure their availability to Council at the Public Hearing. Once the Public Hearing has concluded, no further information or submissions can be considered by Council. The proposed Bylaw and relevant background material may be inspected at the office of the City Clerk between 8:30 am and 5:00 pm, Monday to Friday, except statutory holidays, from July 11, 2013. If you wish to view the material online, please visit www.cnv.org/publichearings. Please direct inquiries to Karen Wong, Planning Technician, Community Development, at kwong@cnv.org or 604-982-3904. North Vancouver City Hall | 141 West 14th Street, North Vancouver, BC | V7M 1H9 | Tel: 604.985.7761 | Fax: 604.985.9417 | www.cnv.org


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Volunteer: Disability Foundation seeks a volunteer who, under the guidance of a local community coordinator, will assist individuals with physical disabilities get registered with Work BC, and offer help with any career or work goals they have. Volunteer will also support local community co-ordinator through active participation with clients. Day Camp Volunteer: Enthusiastic and creative volunteers with a desire to gain valuable experience in a dynamic environment working with children are encouraged to join us this summer. Volunteers will help organize,

plan and provide fun children’s programs such as theme days, canoeing, horseback riding, swimming as well as many arts and crafts. Summer Nature Program Assistant: The nature program assistant helps the ecology centresummernatureeducators with programs for children ages six to eight. This is a good introduction to working with children. The assistant helps children make crafts, play games and explore outdoors (July and August only). Teen Volunteer: Volunteer will work in a team to assist with library tasks. Activities include shelf reading (making sure books are in the correct order); labelling books; shelving paperbacks; special projects

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Between the Sheets: This Deep Cove book club meets the first Thursday of every month from 7 to 9 p.m. Each member recommends a book and they take turns hosting discussions in their homes. New members welcome. Location and info: Adele, 604-929-5621 or billadele@ shaw.ca Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano

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Canadian Federation of University Women: The North Vancouver chapter of this national organization committed to improving women’s status and human rights meets on the second Thursday of every month, September to May, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion, 123 West 15th St.,

Community Lunch: Come and enjoy lunch with other people in the neighbourhood, Thursdays, noon to 1 p.m. Hosted by the Sharing Abundance Association at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Free, but donations are gratefully accepted. Info: TELUS STORE OR AUTHORIZED DEALER Vancouver Oakridge Centre Pacific Centre The Shops at Bentall Centre Terasen Centre 220 1st Ave. East 551 Robson St. 625 Howe St. 808 Davie St.

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st-andrews-united.ca or 604985-0709. Contract Bridge: Every Monday and Thursday, 12:303 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $1. Info: 604-987-7529. Dads’ Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society offers a free group on Thursdays, 68 p.m. Call Stephen at 604417-3407 for information and venue. Duplicate Bridge: Every Tuesday and Thursday, 12:454 p.m. in the Cedarview Room at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $2. Info: 604-987-7529. Drop-in Fun Darts: Play darts every Thursday, 7 p.m. at the Royal Canadian Legion #118, 123 West 15th St., North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-985-1115. English Classes: Free English as a second language (ESL) classes are held Thursdays from 6:30-8 p.m. and Saturdays, 10:30 a.m.-noon at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints, 941 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-657-0908. Family of Origin Parenting: Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free group on Thursday mornings. Call Nancy at 604417-3406 for information, time and venue. Gospel Choir at Mount Seymour United: Feel the passion and power of gospel music with Marcus Mosley. The choir sings at worship on the Sunday following the practice. All voices are welcome and music reading is not required. Practices are one Thursday per month at 7:30 p.m. Check the website for dates. Located at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: mtseymourunited.com. Host Program Orientation: Make a newcomer feel more welcome in the community. Orientation sessions are the second Thursday of the month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St., North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Virginia at 604-988-2931 or virginiac@nsms.ca. Joyful Noise Choir: Sing with Mount Seymour United Church’s weekly choir led by Dominique Hogan. Practices are held on Thursdays at 7:30 p.m. and performances are at worship on Sunday mornings at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New members are always welcome. Info: mtseymourunited.com. Make Cycling Better: HUB — Your Cycling Connection meets the first Thursday of every month, 6-8 p.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. All are welcome to join this group to help improve local cycling facilities. Info: northshore@ See more page 27


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such as the home’s address. The numbers on a home can blend in with the paint job, or they can be something distinct.

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“There are so many options available and obviously that’s a hugely functional and esthetic consideration,” says Best. “People have to be able to find your place.”

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While many of us gladly spend time making the insides of our homes look good, it’s the curb appeal outside that first catches the eye. Ken Best, of Synthesis Design, says that trip to the front door should include a sense of satisfaction in the look of your home.

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Curb appeal is the catch phrase that refers to the exterior look of a home, and Best says designing curb appeal is like putting a stamp on your home that feels like you and that feels good to drive up to every day. Curb appeal can be created by designing landscaping in front of the home, improving the look of the driveway, painting the entire home or touching up the trim, painting the front

door, or installing a decorative mail box or other front-yard elements. There are a number of questions to consider when starting the process of transforming or subtly refining the look of a home: Are the plantings too big or too small? Are the driveway and the front of the house on speaking terms? Is there something the homeowners wish their guests would ignore before reaching the front door? And what about that front door? “You’re taking all these different elements and having to set them all together into something that feels very unified,” says Best. Even smaller details can contribute to the overall look,

Lighting is also a consideration and can become a part of the exterior design. A simple lighting concept can illuminate a path for guests and steer the eye toward the most pleasing elements of a home, such as its paint job. When it comes to painting, Best generally recommends a colour for the home, a trim colour, and another colour for the door. “Re-painting a house is not an inexpensive proposition, but if the colour that’s picked is timeless enough and it’s going to last for a long time, it’s a worthwhile investment,” he says.

Hiring a professional to draft an overarching vision for the esthetics of the home is usually better than taking the do-ityourself approach, according to Best. “People often try to do these things on their own and it’s very difficult for a homeowner to put all these different elements together and make them feel really unified,” he says, adding he takes special pleasure in working on gathering places. “I always love the projects where you feel like you’re creating a space where people are going to get together with their family and friends,” he says. “When you’ve got someone who loves to entertain and who loves to have other people around and what you’re doing is helping them create a backdrop for sharing their life with other people, those are always the ones that are the best for me because I feel like that’s design at its best.”

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of water you can use is limited by a drought restriction. You’ll want to make sure the water you can use is actually going to the lawn and not evaporating as you’re watering. Watering in the early morning or in the evening when the sun is not as strong and the temperatures are generally at their coolest also reduces the likelihood that your grass will burn. That’s because water attracts the sun, and a lawn that’s wet in the middle of a hot day might attract too much sun and cause the lawn to burn. Recognize that not all plants are the same. How much water a plant needs and how frequently it needs to be

watered largely depends on how deep its roots are. A plant with shallow roots won’t need to be watered for long periods of time, but it will need to be watered frequently, whereas a deep-rooted plant like a tree or a shrub, will need to be watered for long periods of time but not as frequently. Research the plants around your property to determine the depths of their root systems and water accordingly. Lean on mulch to retain moisture. Mulch retains moisture during hot summer months, reducing the need to water. Mulch also makes it difficult for weeds to grow, which can keep homeowners

from spending hot summer afternoons pulling weeds out of their gardens and flower beds. Strategically locate sprinklers. Sprinklers should be located so no water is ending up on the driveway or sidewalks around your property. Watering the concrete or asphalt is wasteful, and that’s water that could be going toward your plants. When watering by hand, be sure all of the water is finding its way to plants and not on any walkways. Successfully watering a lawn and garden during the dog days of summer can greatly reduce the risk of ending summer with a lawn full of bald spots and a garden filled with wilted plants.

Be conscientious when watering. The growth of moss on sidewalks or the driveway is a telltale sign that you’re watering too much, as is a standing pool of water on the grass. Homeowners who find it difficult to determine when their lawns have gotten enough water can purchase an intelligent irrigation control system that adapts your watering to a lawn’s needs as well as the weather. Turn back the clock on your tools. Before gas mowers became the standard, push mowers were used to cut the grass. Such mowers still exist, and they require no fuel, making them a more eco-friendly option than their gas-powered counterparts. Leaf blowers are a far less friendly way to rake leaves in the fall or clean the yard after a long winter. While there’s no denying their effectiveness, leaf blowers need gas to operate, while a

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Creating an outdoor space to share with family and friends doesn’t have to be expensive or difficult to design.

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Adding colour is a simple step that doesn’t have to cost a lot of money. Choose a few main pieces and dress them up with colourful throws or cushions. Buying one or two lounger chairs and an ottoman and table with a couple of chairs does not have to be a big investment, says Samieian.

“In the summertime I think people use their patio space more than their indoor space,” says Sara Samieian of Moe’s Home Collection. “A lot of people are investing in it just like their indoor space.”

“Pick a couple of pieces you really like and bring in some toss cushions from inside,” she notes.

Samieian (seen in the photo at right) says many people are spending a lot of money on outdoor backyard spaces, but there are ways to cut down on costs while perking up a patio area.

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to Lonsdale Quay Market and will run every weekend until Sept. 1. This family friendly festival will feature a variety of free activities for all ages. For a full schedule of events and info: lonsdalequay.com.

Waterfront Theatrical Walking Tours: Shipyard Sal and Sam sing, dance and tell stories about Burrard Dry Dock during the Second World War Wednesdays-Saturdays, 1:30-3 p.m. during July and August at Shipbuilders’ Square, 15 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver. Free. Info: 604-990-3700, ext. 8008. Summerfest 2013 will return

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20 in the Lynn Valley United Church parking lot, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. The event begins at 10 a.m. and ends at 2 p.m. Info: keeponswimming.org/. Technology Class: Learn how to read e-books, check email and apps on your iPad, androids, e-readers and more Thursday, July 25 from 10 a.m. to noon at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required: 604925-7405. Artisan Fair: Hand-crafted jewelry, toys, original artwork and more will be on display at summer craft fairs at the North Vancouver civic plaza at 14th and Lonsdale. Fairs are scheduled for July 27, Aug. 10 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. Info: nvartscouncil.ca/events Summer Garden Party: Appetizers, refreshments and

giveaways are included in the Connected Woman Association’s summer soiree, scheduled for 5 p.m. July 31 at 333 Brooksbank Avenue. Free for members, $20 for non-members. Registration: theconnectedwoman.com/event/ tcwa-garden-party. Salsa by the Sea: Love the music, rhythms and dance of Latin America? Learn to salsa on Thursdays, 6:30-8:30 p.m. until Aug. 29, outside the Ferry Building Gallery, 1414 Argyle Ave., West Vancouver (weather permitting). Drop-in fee: $6. Info: ferrybuildinggallery.com or 604-925-7290. — 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, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

Kid cooks CATHERINE Jackson (left), St. Andrew’s United Church community kitchen co-ordinator, program assistant Lea Johnstone and chef Ben Genaille are offering cooking camps for kids and teens. Single-day camps take place July 17 and 19 for children aged nine to 11 and half-day camps for teens aged 12-14 happen July 29, 31 and Aug. 1. Email kitchen@st-andrews-united. ca or call 604-985-0408 for details.

what’s going on From page 22 bikehub.ca or bikehub.ca. Mentoring Orientation: Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. Meetings are the second Thursday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the North Shore Multicultural Society, 207-123 East 15th St. North Vancouver. To RSVP or for more information contact Rosy at 604 988 2931 or rosyj@nsms.ca. Mount Seymour United Church Thrift Shop is open Thursdays, 2-8 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. Info: mtseymourunited.com. New Chamber Choir: A new group that started up in September is looking for experienced singers. Jennifer Stephanson leads 16 voices that explore repertoire from Byrd to Britten and beyond. Rehearsals are Mondays, 78:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Dorothy Fairholm, 604-904-3620. North Shore Needle Arts Guild meets the second Thursday of the month and offers instruction in all types of embroidery and beading at St. Martin’s Anglican Church hall in North Vancouver. New

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PARENTING

Kids respond best when given a choice

A parent once told me that once her child understood why she needed him to co-operate he surely would.

“Mind you,” she continued, “he hasn’t yet co-operated but I’m certain it will happen soon.” She believed she just needed to continue to explain and then wait patiently until he got it. The problem is that our children have no particular interest in what we need from them, so simply explaining our needs isn’t effective. They don’t care if the living room is a mess, they can’t understand why they should use utensils to eat when hands work so well, and they have no interest in getting dressed in the morning and out of the house on time. So we need to teach them to co-operate. In her book Perfect Parenting, Elizabeth Pantley notes that “it will take practice, patience and persistence on your part” to encourage your children to co-operate willingly on a regular basis. Firstly, because our kids

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are not interested in what we need from them, we need to be very clear with them. Often we hint around, saying something like, “it would be great if we could all get ready on time in the morning.” Instead, let them know exactly what you want. For older kids you can say, “I need you to get dressed; collect your backpack and be at the door ready to leave the house by 8:15 every morning.” Younger kids may need a chart to remind them what to do, or you can ask them to do one thing at a time. “I need you to put on your sweater right now so we can leave.” Offering choices is often effective. Kids respond better

when they have an option. So instead of demanding that they empty the dishwasher you can say, “you have a choice. Would you like to empty the dishwasher or dust the living room?” They may come up with a third option that could include doing nothing. You then let them know that wasn’t one of the choices. If they refuse to choose, you can choose for them. Don’t expect an instant response. For example, if your kids are watching a television program or in the middle of a video game, let them know that you need something done once they are finished. And be pretty specific. “I need the table set by six o’clock so can you please do it during the commercial or right after your program?” Tell them what you see and what therefore needs doing. “There are dirty dishes on the coffee table and they need to be put away. So, please take them to the kitchen and load them in the dishwasher.” Then pause and assume they will follow through. If they ignore you, repeat the comment and add that you need them taken in now.

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Sometimes a little silliness will go a long way to encourage co-operation. Have the pyjamas talk to your three-year-old. Use a silly voice and have the pj’s tell him that they are lonely and want to cover his lovely body. He will giggle and soon he’s in his pyjamas and ready for bed. Grandma’s Rule is another great way to encourage child cooperation. That is the when/ then technique. “When all the dishes are cleared and in the dishwasher, then you can get on the computer. “As soon as you’re all ready for bed, we can read a book.” Have a positive attitude, your kids aren’t trying to be unco-operative, and they just have no stake in doing what matters to you. Be clear about what you need from them. And when they do cooperate say thank you.

Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author of Who’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. If you want to read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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Roger and Maureen Legg Roger and Maureen Legg were married on July 20, 1963, in Dartford, Kent. Their family congratulates them and wishes them all the best on their 50th wedding anniversary.

Christa and René Von Pander were married on July 11, 1953. Their family and friends wish them a happy 60th wedding anniversary.

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West Van residents honoured for caring WEST Vancouver’s Rosemarie Block and James MacCarthy were two of six B.C. residents who recently received a Governor General’s Caring Canadian Award.

They received their awards from Judith Guichon, Lieutenant-Governor of B.C., on behalf of David Johnston, Governor General of Canada, earlier this year at a ceremony at Government House in Victoria. According to the lieutenantgovernor’s website (ltgov.bc.ca), the award, created in 1995, recognizes Canadians who have

made a significant, sustained, unpaid contribution to their community. According to the website, since 1960, Block has dedicated her life to serving others. She helped several organizations and causes in her community, particularly the Royal Canadian Legion’s New Chelsea Society, which provides low-income housing opportunities for veterans and seniors. Since 1980, MacCarthy has shown leadership with respect to saving wild pacific salmon and is the founding member of the Coho Society and the Pacific Federation of Streamkeepers. Send details for our regular

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BLUEBERRY season has rolled around once again, please tell me where the year has gone?

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BRIAN Turko has set for himself the lofty goal of creating the world’s best espresso.

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To prepare filling, bring IT’S blueberry season again in B.C. This versatile berry works well in a variety of blueberries, sugar and orange baked treats, including cake, cobbler, muffins and pancakes. juice to a boil in a saucepan; To make crumble mixture, whisk together the oats, flour, reduce heat and simmer until blueberries are tender, about 10 brown sugar, orange rind and salt. With a pastry blender cut minutes. Place cornstarch in a small bowl; add two tablespoons in the butter until it forms coarse crumbs. Press half the flour cold water and whisk until smooth. Add the cornstarch mixture into an eight-inch, square baking pan that has been mixture to the blueberries and boil, stirring, until mixture has lined with parchment paper (cut two eight-inch wide strips thickened, about one minute. Remove from heat; place plastic wrap directly on the surface and refrigerate until cool, about one hour. See Iced page 37

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Single estate varieties may benefit farmers as well coffees that can be traced back to a single coffee growing region or microclimate. In some cases the beans can even be traced back to a single farm. They present a stark contrast to most of the coffees we consume, which are blends of beans from multiple estates and regions, mixed to complement each other’s strengths and mask each other’s weaknesses. For Turko, single estate coffees are vehicles through which consumers can begin to access what he calls the “mouth’s IQ,” the sum total of factors both sensory and psychological that contribute

From page 35 tell you is good coffee,” said Turko , a 30-year veteran of the coffee business and the man responsible for Milano’s gold medal win for their Futura espresso blend at the fourth annual International Coffee Tasting Competition in Italy. “It’s about what you think tastes good.” Milano Coffee is one of a growing number of Vancouver purveyors that have embraced the single origin coffee phenomenon, a growing craze among aficionados. In the broadest sense, these are

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to our enjoyment of flavours. “Espresso, which by definition must be a blend, is hedonistic,” said Turko. “Its richness appeals to us on a primal level.” This base sensory response cannot be elicited with the same intensity by single origin coffees, Turko argued, but they still serve a vital role as they help us to identify the coffee characteristics that appeal to us the most. Armed with this subjective knowledge we become savvy consumers capable of making educated choices about the coffees we support. Grady Buhler, quality control leader for JJ Bean Coffee, is also an advocate of single origin coffees. But for Buhler, single origin coffees are complex, satisfying and complete in their own right, displaying the subtleties of their terroirs in ways only rivaled by fine wines. At JJ Bean’s flagship location on Commercial Drive, Buhler recently guided me through the art of “cupping,” the globally accepted tasting method of industry professionals. The process involves steeping coffee in a small glass for four minutes, after which time the crust of grounds is broken to release the aromas. Next comes the tasting component, in which the coffee is slurped from a spoon like a hot soup. The act of exaggerated slurping aerates the coffee and releases its flavours. I sampled three single estate coffees, each exhibiting surprisingly subtle characteristics. For my money, the most enjoyable cup was the Gethumbwini, a single estate coffee from Kenya. Its notes of fresh blueberries and currants balanced an animallike gaminess. “You have to remember that the growing popularity of single estate coffees is great for the farmers as well,” said

Buhler. “If a farmer’s estate has perfect growing conditions it can now be marketed and sold under the estate’s own name, giving the farmer unprecedented recognition for his efforts.” Ultimately, Buhler agrees with the notion that enjoyment is the bottom line, irrespective of a coffee’s origins. While the market is increasing for single origin coffees, Buhler admits it is still a niche product. I am fascinated by the single origin phenomenon. The backstories of the coffee estates and farmers make me feel like I am connected to the exotic lands in which the beans were grown. However, I must admit that I still greatly admire the coffee blender’s art. Sipping a single shot of Conca D’oro espresso, painstakingly assembled and brewed by Turko, I felt momentarily transported to a place of pure sensory indulgence. The experience was sublime and indeed primal. Single estate coffees feel more academic to me, rewarding the intellect more than the senses. Chris Dagenais served as manager for several restaurants downtown and on the North Shore. A self-described wine fanatic, he earned his sommelier diploma in 2001. Contact: hungryontheshore@gmail.com.

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BRIAN Turko, co-founder and master roaster of Milano Coffee, seen in the top photo, and Grady Buhler, of JJ Bean Coffee in the photo above, are fans of single estate coffees. Coffee beans are ready to be roasted at JJ Bean, in the photo at top left.

Loblaws CityMarket will celebrate its official opening July 19-21. Events will include family activities, a local artist making art out of produce, an eight-foot sushi roll, food samples and cooking demonstrations. The opening store ceremony starts at 8 a.m. on Friday, July 19. On opening day, the first 250 adult customers will receive a $10 President’s Choice gift card. Deep Cove Brewers and Distillers iscelebrating its official opening with entertainment, tastings and tours Friday, July 19, 11 a.m.-9 p.m., at unit 170-2270 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. The brewers will be on hand to meet guests. The first 25 visitors will receive a free growler.

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FARMER Gavin Wright and volunteer Christina Hutchinson set out some of the veggies for sale at Loutet Farm recently. The farm is hosting a free festival on Saturday, July 20, 10:30 a.m.-2:30 p.m., at 14th Street and Rufus Avenue in North Vancouver. The event will feature tours, composting, recycling and honeybee demos, a bouncy castle for kids and more.

Iced tea serves as partner From page 35 of parchment and place one going in each direction in the pan; allow some overhang to use as “handles”). Spread the blueberry filling evenly over the crumb base, then sprinkle remaining crumble mixture over top and press down lightly. Bake at 350 degrees until lightly golden, about 45 minutes. Let cool on a rack, then lift bars out of the pan using the parchment handles; cut into 16 two-inch squares.

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The Ministry of Transportation and Infrastructure invites the public to attend an open house to preview plans for sidewalk safety improvements on the Ironworkers Memorial Bridge. Two drop-in open houses are scheduled for the following dates and times: Tuesday July 23, 2013 4:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Lynnmour Jaycee House 1251 Lillooet Road North Vancouver, B.C.

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mtseymourunited.com. North Shore Celtic Ensemble: Children ages nine to 17 with at least two years experience of violin and an interest in Celtic music, are invited to play in a lively ensemble. Rehearsals take place Wednesday evenings at Handsworth school, 1044 Edgewood Rd., North Vancouver. Info: cgiguere@ telus.net or nsce.ca.

From page 30 Mount Seymour United Church Children’s Choir: Children ages five to 10 are invited to join the choir that practises every Wednesday, 3:45 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. The program is all about having fun with music. Info: mtseymourunited.com.

Sea Cadets offers youth ages 12-18 physical fitness, citizenship and leadership while fostering an interest in Canada’s civilian and naval maritime communities. Meetings are held Wednesdays, 7-9 p.m. at 1555 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Info: 604988-8911 or navy7@telus.net.

Mount Seymour United Church Youth Choir: Youth ages 11-15 are invited to join the choir that practices every Wednesday, 4 p.m. at 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. No singing or music-reading ability required. Info: 604-929-1336 or

St. Andrew’s United Church Choirs: Angelic Voices, (ages five-eight) Thursdays, 5-5:45 p.m.; and Saintly Singers (ages nine-16), Thursdays, 6-7 p.m., at the church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: 604-985-0408 orst-andrewsunited.ca.

Young Mothers Program: For mothers 24 years old and younger, Wednesdays, 12:302:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Pacific Spirit Children’s Choir invites kids ages five to 18 to their new season. Rehearsals take place Thursdays, 5-6:20 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. Info: Gerald van Wyck, music director, 604-808-5231 or pschildrenschoir.ca.

Kids Night Out: Arts, crafts, gym-time and a movie, Fridays, 6:45-9:30 p.m. at Lynn Valley Community Centre, 3590 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. For kids ages three-12. Fee: $9.50. Registration: 604-987-7529. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell

Pemberton Heights Mums’ Group meets the second Thursday evening of each month at different members’ homes. Info: Shauna, 604984-4434 or smmarkham@ shaw.ca.

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to THE GAMES PEOPLE PLAY

NEWS photos Lisa King

NORTH Shore Twins first baseman Riley MacDonald (left) gets set for a bang-bang play against the Victoria Eagles Monday night at Parkgate Park. The Twins wrapped up regular season play in the BCPBL last night and will host an opening round playoff series this weekend.

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THE main ingredients that helped the North Shore Twins cook up an excellent season in the B.C. Premier Baseball League were all in the mix on Monday night as the team rolled to an 8-0 win over the Victoria Eagles in their final regular season home game.

Playoff seeds were to be decided last night after North Shore News press deadline but the Twins know that they will finish in the top four and will host a best-of-three opening round playoff series this weekend at Parkgate Park. On Monday night the Twins lost 53 to open a doubleheader against the Eagles but bounced back with a dominant performance in Game 2 that started with the man on the mound, Brad Smith. The lefty complemented his mid-80s fastball with a wicked curveball that had Victoria’s batters swinging and missing all night. Smith’s final line included just four hits and one walk in six innings with six strikeouts. The win was his 10th this season, tops in the league. The Vancouver native has a 1.11 earned-run average this season while striking out 75 batters in 69 inning innings en route to a 10-1 record. “His biggest thing is he’s got a plus-plus curveball,” said Twins head coach Larson Bauck after the game. “His curveball, like

it was tonight, it’s almost un-hittable when he’s on. He can throw a fastball in there at 84, 85 and then he throws that curveball, it’s a tough pitch to hit. When he locates his changeup and it’s around the plate, Bradley Smith is one of the best there is. . . . He got 10 wins in the Premier League. That’s tough to get — 10 wins in a 48-game season.” When the Eagles did make contact the Twins demonstrated another strength — their steady defence. Infielders made all the plays asked of them and speedy outfielders covered a lot of ground, tracking down a number of well-hit balls. The Twins aren’t slouches at the plate either. In Monday’s win they racked up 12 hits in six innings, led by centre-fielder Tristan Graham whose bases-loaded double in the third inning plated three runners and gave the Twins a comfortable 4-0 lead that they eventually doubled when they scored four more in the sixth. The Twins have been hot at the plate for most of the year — seven of their regulars are hitting above .300 this season, led by shortstop Anthony Cusati who is tops on the team with a .349 average, 32 runs and 28 RBIs in 42 games. The team has put up solid offensive numbers despite losing the services of slugging third baseman Lachlan Fontaine who only appeared in 18 games before he was drafted by the Seattle Mariners and sent south to the MLB club’s rookie league team. “Lachlan is a big, strong, talented kid and he went the professional route and as the Twins organization we’re happy and we’re proud,” said Bauck. “But every time you lose a player — even if it’s in the big leagues to an injury — you’ve got to approach it as hey, it’s another opportunity for another guy and somebody’s got to step up. . . . It hurts

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BRANDON Chernoff is one of three starting pitchers to post an ERA of less than 2.10 for the Twins this season.


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Parry stays hot as PGA event looms

NORTH Vancouver golfer Bryn Parry continued his scorching summer, scoring a playoff win over pro Adam Hadwin in the Chilliwack Open played July 6-7 at Chilliwack Golf Club.

The win came just one week after Parry won the PGA of Canada Championship, a victory that earned him a spot in the 2013 RBC Canadian Open. In Chilliwack Parry threw down the gauntlet in the first round, tying the competitive course record of 63 in a round that included eight birdies over the final 13 holes. Popular pro Hadwin responded in Round 2, notching the low round of the day with a five-under 66 that included a birdie on the final hole to force a playoff.

The pair then went shot-for-shot through three holes before Parry finally won it on the fourth playoff hole — played on No. 18 — where he escaped from trouble off the tee by wrapping his second shot around a tree and onto the fringe and then knocking a chip within two feet of the cup. Hadwin, meanwhile, missed an eightfooter for par, leaving Parry to tap in for the win. The victory, Parry’s fifth Chilliwack Open title, earned the Seymour Creek Golf Centre pro a $2,000 prize as well as valuable points in the Vancouver Golf Tour Order of Merit list. The Order of Merit winner will earn a bonus $2,500 cheque sending them to the PGA QSchool of their choice. Parry will tee it up in the Canadian Open PGA event scheduled for July 25-28 at Glen Abbey Golf Club in Oakville, Ont.

••• North Vancouver’s James Elson reached new heights on the global stage recently, setting a personal best in high jump at the IAAF World Youth Championships held in Donetsk, Ukraine. Elson cleared 2.04 metres, topping his old personal best by one centimeter. It wasn’t enough, however, to move him on to the final round of the event. The NorWesters Track and Field Club member is entering his Grade 12 year at Argyle secondary. He won the provincial high school championship in high jump and finished second in triple jump as a Grade 11 student this year. — Compiled by Andy Prest Email information about your upcoming sporting event or results from recent competitions to aprest@nsnews.com.

Depth on the mound and at the plate From page 40

not having Lachlan’s bat in the lineup but we’ve got so much depth in our lineup it just comes down to playing defence.” Smith isn’t a one-man show on the mound either — starters Brandon Chernoff and Clark Grisbrook didn’t put up gaudy win totals like Smith did but both posted excellent stats throughout the season. Grisbrook, a power pitcher, stuck out 72 batters in 73.2 innings while posting an excellent 2.09 ERA. Chernoff, a sinker/slider pitcher, had an ERA of 1.80. “On any given day all three of those guys can beat anybody in the league,” said Bauck. “It’s nice to have that high-end depth. Usually in the premier league you get a couple of guys that are pretty good, but in our situation we have three guys that are really good.”

Those three starting pitchers have Bauck feeling good about the team’s chances in the playoffs. “Any time that you can run out there with top-three arms like we have it’s going to give you a chance to win,” he said. “The first round is always tough to get through because everybody has one or two arms that can beat you. But if you get through the first round and you have some pitching depth, like we do . . . we look really good matching up at the final four.” The Twins will know by today who they’ll be facing in the opening round series. Games this weekend at North Vancouver’s Parkgate Park are tentatively scheduled for noon Saturday with Game 2 to follow as the end of a doubleheader. Game 3, if necessary, will be played Sunday with a tentative start time of noon. Visit northshoretwins.com or bcpbl.com for confirmation of the Twins’ playoff game times and opponent.

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OBITUARIES

COMING EVENTS

VAN DEN BOS, ANNEMARIE APR 23, 1939 - MAY 15, 1983 In Memory Passed away May 15 1983. You left us 30 years ago. No words are needed, we shall never forget, For those we love don’t go away, They walk beside us everyday. Unseen, unheard but always near, So loved, so missed by Scarlet Pieter and Ted

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IN MEMORIAM

Johnny de Jesus July 17, 1937 ~ Nov. 18, 2012

All Eternity

Come Soar with me Sprout wings and fly Into an eternal & limitless sky Where dreams grow wild Futures unfold Take with me heart & memories Gold. Of Peaceful state where time stands still, No lines to wait – no one gets ill. Where no more days sit idle by, We talk, we laugh, no tears to cry. No one grows old and no one sick, The hands of clocks no longer tick. Come hold my hand away we’ll go, Of parting ways we’ll never know. Yours forever I will be, your daughter all Eternity.

MIRANDA DE JESUS FOR DAD, NOVEMBER 29, 2012 In Celebration of the day you were born, and all the days we were blessed to have you as our beloved Father, Husband, Poppy and friend. We miss you dearly.

Love eternally, your Family

OBITUARIES

CAMPBELL, Robert Walter Sunrise October 15, 1948 – Sunset July 12, 2013 We were deeply saddened to announce the loss of Robert Walter Campbell who passed peacefully in doctor’s care at Lions Gate Hospital in ICU surrounded by his family. He is predeceased by his father Walter Campbell, brothers Leonard Campbell, Harry Roy Campbell, sisters Elizabeth ‘Babe’ Nelson, Sharon ‘Gabby’ Diane Robinson and Christine Gwen Campbell. Robert is survived by his loving mother Elizabeth ‘Betty’ Campbell, sisters Shirley Ann Campbell, Nancy Henderson and Joanne Murphy and many loving relatives. Robert enjoyed his time in mom’s garden and always looked forward to family celebrations. He loved all things Star Trek, a true ‘Trekkie’ he had collected many memorabilia over the years. He liked watching his favourite team, the Montreal Canadians with his family. He would often tease his auntie Gwen whenever the Canadians played. A Shaker Funeral Service will be at Chief Joe Mathias Centre, North Vancouver, BC on Wednesday, July 17th at 10:00am. On-line condolences may be sent to www.glenhavenmemorialchapel.com

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REMEMBRANCES

IN MEMORIAM

COMMUNITY SUPPORT WORKER

Dorothea (Babs) Millerd Ferguson March 9, 1921 - July 8, 2013 .

Dorothea Marjory (Babs) Stuart was born in Stettler Alberta in 1921 and raised in Calgary. As WWII wound down, she met Don Millerd of West Vancouver. They were married in 1945. They moved in to a cannery shack on the grounds of the Millerd family salmon cannery which sprawled over five acres on the shores of West Vancouver. In 1958 they moved from a cannery house to a larger house, but still adjacent to the cannery grounds. A move necessitated by a growing number of children. She remained headquartered there for the next 60 years. She raised six children who freely roamed the beaches and bushes of Caulfeild and Cypress Park. This busy brood was raised without the assistance of dishwashers, microwaves, colour TVs, or mini vans. She had four kids before she had a dryer; she had six kids before she had a car. Life revolved around the cannery, neighbours, Cypress Park, and St. Francis in the Wood Church. There were always Christmas Eve carol sing-alongs and Easter egg hunts. In 1968 she and Don bought a farm in the then remote Pemberton Valley, and a new dimension was introduced to family life. After Don’s death in 1977 the farm remained a centre for growing and nurturing her burgeoning crop of grandchildren. Her first grandchildren mispronounced “Gran” as Dan. She was forever after “Dan” to her grandchildren. In 1985 she married John Ferguson also of West Vancouver. This joyous union began a new phase of her life that featured new relationships, interesting dinners, and much travel. John brought family of his own into the mix with his two kids Jean and Ian along with their 3 children and grandchildren. Babs drafted a willing “Grandpa John” into a busy family life. It was a happy time. Along the way, she discovered that she had a heretofor hidden, but considerable, artistic talent as a painter and water colourist, leaving behind beautiful paintings of some of her favorite places; the farm and the church. But the focus of life remained her family. Along with Sunday dinners, and family outings, she hosted riding camps and art schools for her grandchildren at the Pemberton farm. Babs led an active life. Her home was a noisy, raucous place that welcomed all comers. As dinner neared she could often be heard to say “there is always room for one more plate.” What she lacked in cooking skills she made up for in enthusiasm. A note on the fridge said, “When I was young I had six theories on raising children. Now I have six children and no theories.” Babs bore six children who gave her 21 grandchildren who, at last count, had produced 10 great grandchildren. She was the matriarch of this clan in the grandest way. She taught her offspring the important things: work hard, love well, hold hands and look after each other. She was always active in her community, and in the life of St. Francis in the Woods Church. She ultimately received a lifetime achievement award from the Diocese of New Westminster. Life was characterized by her family, farm and fun. As she got old, Babs was heard to grudgingly say, “Old age is the shits!” But although she bore her aging years without enthusiasm, she did so with acceptance. She was greatly aided in this difficult enterprise by attentiveness of her daughters, and by the remarkably professional and wonderfully loving caregivers at Hollyburn House. Last weekend she had had visits from some of her many children and grandchildren and great grandchildren. The next morning, at age 92, she peacefully died…of old age. She will be missed. A funeral will be held at St. Francis-in-the-Wood Anglican Church. 4773 Picadilly South, West Vancouver on Wednesday, July 31 at 2:00pm.

Mary Ann Bush, 95, of Keremeos died on July 11, 2013. She was born in Rhein, Saskatchewan on March 5th 1918. She was married to the late John Bush for 68 years. They lived in North Vancouver from 1939 and in 1973 moved to Keremeos. Mary was active in the community in North Vancouver in the ‘50s and ‘60s; she played softball, volunteered as Librarian and was on the executive of the North Shore Bowling League. When Mary moved to Keremeos she served as treasurer for the local bowling league. She was an avid bowler and continued bowling 5 pin in Keremeos and 10 pin in Penticton until she was 94. Mary had endless energy, lived a full life and made a lot friends along the way. She is survived by her two sons Ken and Steve Bush, brother Dan Kerluke, grandchildren Anneliesa and David Bush and four great grandchildren. There will be a celebration of her life in mid-August in Keremeos.

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LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS Notice is hereby given that Creditors and Others having claims against the Estate of Aileen Clyde, late of North Vancouver, who died on June 21, 2013 are required to send them to the Executor at S−25B, C−1, RR−1, Kaleden, BC, V0H 1K0, on or before Oct.15,2013 after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled thereto, having regard to the claims of which he has notice. Michael D. Clyde...Executor

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LEGAL/PUBLIC NOTICES NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS RE: The Estate of Albert Henry Klan aka Albert H. Klan aka Albert Klan aka Al Klan, Deceased, formerly of #307 – 2020 Cedar Village Cres., North Vancouver, BC Creditors and others having claims against the Estate of ALBERT HENRY KLAN, Deceased, are hereby notified under section 38 of the Trustee Act that particulars of their claims should be sent to the Executor, c/o C.D. Wilson Law Corporation, 630 Terminal Avenue North, Nanaimo, B.C. V9S 4K2, on or before August 21, 2013, after which date the Executor will distribute the Estate among the parties entitled to it, having regard to the claims of which the Executor then has notice.

NOTICE TO CREDITORS AND OTHERS Notice is Hereby Given that Creditors and others, having claims against the Estate of Alan Victor William Alcock, also known as Alan William Alcock and Alan Alcock, deceased, formerly of 525 Clyde Avenue, West Vancouver, BC V7T 1C4, who died on April 17, 2013, are hereby required to send the particulars thereof to the undersigned Executor at Suite 1201 - 510 West Hastings Street, Vancouver, BC V6B 1L8, on or before August 20, 2013 after which date the estate’s assets will be distributed, having regard only to the claims that have been received. Solus Trust Company Limited, Executor

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BUILDING SUPPLIES

BELLA DONI TENT SALE Great Bargains on home decor End of Season, One offs, Samples etc. July 17th to July 27th Mon to Sat 10 am to 6 pm 117 West First Str. N. Van. (sorry no tents!)

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EMPLOYMENT

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At natures door - stunning rare riverfront estate just a short stroll to Edgemont Village. over 20,000 sf lot on a quiet crescent with well maintained 3 bdrm, 2.5 bathroom, west coast contemporary. Open floor plan vaulted ceilings, wall to wall windows, and a 1,000 sf of decks with intimate views of the Capilano River and canyon this home is perfect for entertaining and being at one with nature. A special retreat. Sought after Highlands Elementary School and Handsworth Secondary School catchment. minutes to Lions Gate Bridge and to P a r k R o y a l M a l l . 3225Capilano@gmail.com

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2 BR, large, priv garden patio, $1300, heat/hotwtr inc, h/w floors, d/w, quiet Adult bldg, ref’s. n/s, n/p. 604-904-9507 2109 Bellevue h/w floors, incls hwater & heat, np/ns, 1 BDRM $1100 newly reno’d, Aug 1, 604-986-1294 2 BR $1100 Aug 1, 2 BR $1140 Aug 10th, cntrl Lonsdale, carpets, incls heat & hot/water, no pets, 604-986-6418

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APARTMENTS/ CONDOS FOR RENT WATERFRONT LUXURY The Pink Palace on the Seawall 2 Bdrm Indoor/outdoor pools. Fitness centre & billiard room, no smoking 2222 Bellevue Ave. To view: 604-926-0627 WONDERFUL AMBLESIDE 1 Br, min 1 yr lease, grt amen. nsnp, $1300 604-839-0939 WOODCROFT FULLERTON Ave, 1 br, Seymour Bldg, updated & west facing, quiet, gated & guarded. Short walk to Park Royal along Cap river. Pool, gym, u/g prkg, utils. $1200 Aug 1, 604-612-8267 WVAN waterfront 2 br, 2 bath, concrete condo,lrg deck $4,000/m,604-290-5789

SUITES FOR RENT ´A QUIET BLDG´ 2BR, 2 f/bath, 1200sf, grd flr, balc, North face, $1500, Aug 1. Carpets, drapes, ht, h/w, gated parking avail, no cats/dogs, 604-986-7745 CENTRAL LONSDALE Avail Aug1 Spacious 1 BR corner ste Features large kitchen, lots of storage, heat/hot water incl. N/s, n/p. $980 604-987-5969 DELBROOK GARDENS 777 W. Queens, 2 br $1595, 3 br $2100 604-990-2971, Wkends 778-227-5042

MOUNTAIN VILLAGE APTS 2 & 3 BR’s Apt, Avail Aug 1 Call 604-988-3828 www.mountainvillage.ca

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1 BR, 10th flr, W 13th Lonsdale, ss appls, view, prkg, locker, gym, insuite w/d, now 604-617-0905 PARKRIDGE TERRACE 110 E. Keith Rd. Great location, park like setting, sauna, indoor pool, parking available. ´Studio $965, 1 BR $1100, 2 BR $1395 No pets, 604-988-7379 www.glassmanpm.com PRIVATE OFFICES, Meeting Room/Boardroom, Kitchen $375 TO $750/M Call Farhad at 604-765-0000 or email leasing@palagon.com

SEASTRAND BLDG on seawall, reno’d 1BR, stunning oceanviews, incls utils, tv, prkg, lots of storage, long lease. $1690/mo, avail Aug 1, peggykilcawley@hotmail.com

STUNNING OCEANFRONT LOCATION Shorewood Manor 2020 Bellevue Avenue 1 BR from $1,445 Large 2 BR from $2850 Unobstructed Water Views Professionally Managed Indoor pool, No Pets, Incl Heat & Hot Water Call 604.926.2713

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1 BDRM Ste, main flr of home, Handsworth area, very clean, own w/d, n/s, n/p, $995 incl utils. NOW (604)-980-2019

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1 BR bright clean ns np Upper Lonsdale nr ammenities $900. 604-988-5501 Edgemont Village 2 br, 6 appl, hi ceilings, h/w flrs, big yard $1450, 778-318-8648 2BR/2BA $2,300/MTH WEST VANCOUVER Fully renovated BA, kitchen, patio. Near Sentinel and Chartwell school. Steps to Down−town and Park Royal Centre. No pets. Utilities included. Available now. 778-989-9395 jackblue917@hotmail.com

GRAND BLVD area, Upstairs 2BR, lg liv.rm, f/p, 550sq’sun deck, beaut. view. $1800. Aug 1. 604 255-1952, 9800226 RAVEN WOODS, 2br, 1ba, fp, SS app, stor np/ns, $1400, NOW, 604-657-6911, 60469-0700 Upper Lons, 2 BR + den, 2 bath, upr floor of house, Aug 1st, $1350+ utils, ns/np, 604868-1210

DUPLEXES FOR RENT 3 BR, 1/2 Duplex, cntrl Lonsdale, nr schl/prk, Aug 1, $2100 + utils, NP, 604-7200789, 604-537-2148

HOUSES FOR RENT WEST VAN, Dundarave, 4bdrm, walk to shops/seawall, $3600/m, no pets. Details @ 604-319-7674

HOUSES FOR RENT 4 BR on Grand Blvd, under reno, new gas range, paint, h/w flrs, new carpet, 2 full baths, dbl gar, n/s, n/p, Aug 1, $2775+utils (604)980-4974

SEMI WATERFRONT, 3 BR, 2ba, Travers Ave, West Bay area, nr Radcliffe Beach, Character home, pets ok, 6 appls, nr bus/schl, Now, $3695 + utils, 604-506-2751

FURNISHED RENTALS FULLY FRN NOW self contnd 1 br ste, NVan, own wd, alarm, ns/np, wkly maid suits 1 $975 604-990-4835 HOMAWAY INNS - Specializing in furn accom at reas rates. call 604-723-7820 or visit www.homawayinns.com

SHARED ACCOMMODATION AVAIL Aug 1st or move in today. Share house w/ 3 great guys. $525. 604-986-6808 AVAIL NOW, 1 ROOM, Central Lonsdale, furnished, female only, student, $550 incl util. 778-859-9470

SHORT TERM ACCOMMODATIONS ´ VICTORIA PARK SHORT STAY ´ 1 & 2 BR Apts, from $1500/mo. Ideal for 1-6 mo stay. Renos, families, pet ok. 604-329-3272 www.vicparkshortstay.ca

OFFICE/RETAIL 150 sf - 600 sf Prime Office Space Avail for Lease. Excellent Rates! Jeff or Ross 604-980-3003

VACATION RENTALS GIBSONS - HOPKINS landing,charming reno’d 1 br cottage, water view, steps to beach, avail wkly from Aug 15th on $550/wk, call horst 604-616-3085 perfect for your summer get away.

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