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Six-year-old falls 40 feet off trail Boy in good condition despite tumble Brent Richter

A six-year-old boy is a bit banged up but otherwise OK after falling roughly 12 metres down an embankment while hiking one of the North Shore’s most popular trails. District of North Vancouver Fire and Rescue Services and other emergency responders rushed to the Baden Powell Trail just after 1 p.m. Monday when the boy’s family called 91-1. Rescuers, who had some difficulty pinpointing the boy’s exact location, rushed to the area from both the Grouse Grind trailhead and from above on Skyline Drive. The Skyline Drive crew found the boy and his family at the nexus of the BCMC and Baden Powell trails about 10 minutes later. “He did take quite a tumble. The reports of 40 feet are probably not unreasonable,” said Jason De Roy, spokesman for district firefighters. Emergency crews stabilized the boy on a stretcher before taking him to the ambulance, which was waiting at the top of Skyline Drive. Despite the steep fall, the boy appeared to be in good condition. “He’s got a pretty good cut on his head and a sore back and some road rash on his back but other than that, he was doing pretty good,” De Roy said. “He was obviously a bit sore but in good spirits.” Crews gave the boy a stuffed puppy for being “such a brave little boy.” That area of the trail has several steep sections in it, De Roy said. He said they don’t know how the boy fell.

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DISTRICT of North Vancouver firefighters and ambulance paramedics prepare to transfer a boy from a basket to a stretcher after rescuing him from a fall down a steep trail embankment Monday afternoon. Scan with Layar for a video and photo gallery.

Local royal watchers celebrate new prince’s arrival

Anne Watson

THE wait is finally over for royal watchers around the world, including happy monarchists in West Vancouver. After more than 10 hours of labour, Kate Middleton and Prince William welcomed a baby boy at St. Mary’s hospital in London at 4:24 p.m. U.K. time Monday. The infant prince becomes the third in line for the throne. West Vancouver resident Roddy MacKenzie, who

flew to London for both the royal wedding and the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee, said the birth was much needed good news with so many recent tragic events. “I think it’s absolutely wonderful,” said MacKenzie. “It’s so much a part of our integral history. The duke and duchess of Cambridge have become international super stars. “The royal family brings out the absolute best in people,” he added. Carolanne Reynolds, chair of Heritage West Vancouver, said the royal birth has garnered so much attention because of social media and the popularity of

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Girls’ quick action saves home

Six and 11-year-old friends alert emergency crews to kitchen fire Anne Watson

A fire in a North Vancouver townhouse could have taken a turn for the worse if it had not been for two quick thinking kids. Six-year-old Quinn Beatch was heading over to a friend’s house in the 4000 block of Hoskins Road on Saturday at around 1 p.m. when she heard an alarm. “I was walking over to see if my best friend could play and I heard a fire alarm go off,” said Beatch. “And as I got closer to her door, it got louder so I assumed it was her fire alarm.” Beatch tried knocking on the door but there was no response from inside. “Their dog didn’t bark. He usually barks when I knock on the door,” she said. She was running home to tell her mom when another friend, 11-year-old Sammy Bradford-Niemi, came out to walk her dog. The girls ran back over to the townhouse to make sure it was not a false alarm. “We saw smoke from the attic,” said Bradford-Niemi, who turns 12 next month. “We ran home and told my mom and she came over there too and she looked and said ‘Yeah there’s something burning in there.’” Sammy’s mother ran home to tell her husband and get him to call the fire department When they got back to the townhouse, they saw the main floor was full of smoke and a crowd had formed. One of the other neighbours had also called 9-1-1. North Vancouver RCMP spokesman Cpl Richard De Jong said the fire department was already on scene when police arrived. “They had to break in because nobody was inside,” said De Jong. Luckily, the fire was contained within the kitchen. De Jong said the family had left a pot boiling on the stove and though there was a lot of smoke damage, the fire could have been much worse. Bradford-Niemi said she was really nervous and scared. “It was very frightening,” Bradford-Niemi said. “The place would have been in flames in ten minutes if we hadn’t have called.” Beatch said she feels great now, adding her friend who lives in the townhouse is really happy about what she did. But the event was still scary, she said. “I was terrified because she’s my best friend.” De Jong commended the two girls for being observant and taking action. “It was very alert, very astute,” he said. Quinn’s mom, Michelle Beatch, was also very proud. “You hope that the things you teach them pay off and it’s certainly a good example of all the skills that kids acquire that they can put to use,” she said. “It’s wonderful.”

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THE City of North Vancouver has agreed to reduce the minimum unit size in apartment and condo buildings.

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YOUNG heroes Quinn Beatch, 6, and Sammi Bradford Niemi, 11, helped save a Lynn Valley townhouse from serious fire damage.

Snowboarder gives $10k to rescuers

Man plucked from Cypress gives back Anne Watson

A snowboarder found after three harrowing days on Cypress Mountain last year is rewarding the efforts of his rescue team with a $10,000 donation. Sébastien Boucher, then 33, went missing on Dec. 16, 2012 after going out of bounds on the mountain. He was found three days later when North Shore Rescue pulled him out of the steep Disbrow Creek ravine above Howe Sound. “This was a super high-risk operation,” said North Shore Rescue leader Tim Jones. “It was a very risky, high helicopter long-line rescue. It was in avalanche terrain and we had to be very clear what we were getting ourselves into.” Boucher had nerve damage to his hands and feet and lost about 20 pounds of muscle during the ordeal. He said

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NORTH Shore Rescue team members board a helicopter to search for Boucher in December of 2012. despite his physical injuries, one of his first thoughts after being rescued was that he wanted to show his gratitude. “I was alive and dedicated to show my appreciation to these guys right away,” said Boucher. “It’s important for me, my family and friends to do this because in reality, I’m here today because of them.” Boucher staged the 1st Annual

Survival Cup Hockey Tournament late last month in his home of Rockland, outside of Ottawa, in the hopes of raising $10,000 for North Shore Rescue. Jones said Boucher told him he was going to organize the event. The event was a success and the donation will go towards the team’s helicopter training, said Jones, which

costs approximately $2,000 an hour for airtime. It will also help cover the costs of building a rope rescue platform at North Shore Rescue’s new facility. “Both these things are sort of symbolic because it was rappelling and long lining that enabled us to get to him,” Jones said of the team’s 300 foot direct rappel to reach Boucher. “We deeply appreciate him doing this. He was true to his word and he’s gone and done it, so we’re very happy to know him.” Boucher will present the cheque on Thursday at 7 p.m. at the North Shore Rescue base at 61 Bewicke Avenue in North Vancouver. “The biggest honor we could get is somebody doing a fundraiser and raising money for us. That beats a medal any day,” said Jones. “We truly appreciate it. Every donation we get is important. The $50 donation is just as important as the $10,000 donation. They all add up.” Boucher said he advises anyone heading into the mountains to have the proper equipment and survival gear. “Plan for the worst and hope for the best and remember to respect the mountain if you want the mountain to respect you.”

Following a public hearing, council voted July 15 to change the minimum size requirements that currently range from 450 square feet to 850 square feet, to 400 square feet for all unit types, regardless of the number of bedrooms. “They work in most places, so that’s the key,” said Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “I don’t think any developer is going to build a unit that’s 400 square feet for three bedrooms. That would be pretty crazy. That would be Hong Kong style.” Though most of council approved of the changes, there was some opposition. “Until somebody proves to me that you can make 400 square feet work as a three bedroom facility, I can’t support that,” said Coun. Rod Clark. Coun. Pam Bookham said the current standards in place for minimum sizing serve the community well and are not detracting potential developers. “I think we need to make sure we balance these kinds of innovative housing forms (with) standards that ensure mobility,” said Bookham. “I fear that we are losing that balance by abandoning those standards.” The public was also not keen on the changes being made to minimum sizing. “I cannot comprehend how a three-bedroom unit can comfortably be constructed at 400 square feet and how that can be livable,” said Kerry Morris, an East 14th Street resident, addressing council at the public hearing. “I do recognize that affordability is an issue. My concern is that this would leave buildings that are today older in nature and comfortable places for existing North Vancouver residents subject to attack by (developers).” George Pringle, a West 6th Street resident, addressed council about the potential strain the change could put on rental units. The city’s rental stock could dwindle as a result of the change, according to Pringle. The original regulations on minimum size were put in place in 1975. The changes are meant to take the changing market and affordability into consideration. Council also approved See Condo page 9

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“Its always exciting when a new baby is born, whether it’s a member of the royal family or a member of our own family,” said Keith Roy, vice-chairman of The Monarchist League of Canada in Vancouver. The world watched Prince William grow from infancy to a future king and it’s this familiarity that keeps the public interested and invested, he said. “I think the monarchy has done a wonderful job of advancing to become the modern monarchy that we expect,” he said. “I can’t think of another organization in the world that has had a woman at its head for 63 years. This is the most modern, equality-based organization in the world.” Roy said for Canadians, the new arrival means our government is secure for another three generations. “This is a family dedicated to the service of the people in the commonwealth countries and they do a magnificent job of it,” said Roy. “I think the next step will be steadfast leadership and continuity, the same type of sense of duty that we’ve seen from Queen Elizabeth.” Crowds waiting outside the hospital got their first look at the tiny prince on Tuesday morning.

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Royal welcome


OYAL Baby X had a Twitter following long before making his arrival. He had a hashtag and a video gone viral before he even had a name. The royal baby was born on the same day as hundreds of thousands of other children. Most were likely greeted with similar wonder by their parents. Few captured the attention of the world. An accident of birth guarantees the royal baby an existence of wealth and privilege. He will never want for anything, but will have few private moments. His parents may be determined to offer him as normal a life as they can — ‘normal’ being a very relative term in such circumstances. In today’s wired world, where everyone has a cellphone and a YouTube account, that is likely to be difficult. Predictably, the birth heralded the

usual debates between monarchists and republicans about whether the royal family’s cache as a brand is worth the payout in taxes. No question, Royal Baby X’s position is an anachronism in terms of most logical thought about equality. Yet as the crowds outside the London hospital showed, the birth of the tiny prince also seemed to tap into bigger yearnings. Perhaps it was the hope that future generations will do better than we did with the world, or at the very least, mess it up less royally. It’s a lot for someone barely a day old to take on. The royal baby’s arrival this week took place in a media circus within a gilded cage. That shouldn’t detract from the immediate joy of the event. Royal Baby X, welcome to the world.


Dog owners need to be responsible

Dear Editor: Having grown up in a home with a lovely dog for 13 years, I understand the special relationship between a dog owner and a dog. Our dog was my mountain biking, running and hiking buddy for many years. As I continue to enjoy the North Shore trails and beaches, I have noticed that dogs can be a scary experience for little kids. My five-year-old daughter recently had a terrifying experience with a friendly off-leash dog, and it could have easily been prevented. We were enjoying a quiet afternoon on the beach when she was approached quickly by a dog. She fell over on her back because she was startled and it pinned her down and licked her until the owner pulled the dog off her. It didn’t bite, but it left her with bruises and scratches on her back and arms and she now has an overwhelming fear of dogs. She felt attacked. The owner was very apologetic, and I believe the experience opened her eyes to the effects of her dog’s

behaviour on others. My two other daughters witnessed this incident and are now more afraid of dogs too. The experience has greatly impacted our enjoyment of parks and beaches as a family. While this particular experience was quite memorable for my daughter, it was just one of many negative encounters that have contributed to a growing fear of dogs. So on behalf of my daughters, dog owners, please understand that when your dog approaches another person, especially a child, it is not always received with reciprocal affection. I have been jumped on, chased, barked at and bitten countless times, and although I find it terribly annoying, I have been very forgiving. But I take a different stance with my kids. They don’t understand a dog’s behaviour because they have also had too many negative run-ins with dogs who are not controlled. It’s going to take a long time for my daughter to recover from this incident. In fact, I wouldn’t be surprised

if she carries this fear into adulthood. Just because you love your dog and think it’s cute, doesn’t mean that everyone else does. If your dog approaches someone who looks hesitant, or a child who is standing still in fear or trying to hide behind a parent, call it off. Do not just say “It’s okay, she’s friendly,” or even worse “It’s okay, he’s just a puppy.” It’s not okay, it’s frightening. The first words out of your mouth should be to control your dog. I will be talking to my children about the dog’s behaviour, so that they understand. If we would like to meet your dog, then we will approach you and ask. If your dog is not obedient 100 per cent of the time, keep it on a leash. Every dog owner has a responsibility to train their dog and keep it under their control all the time. Alison Nichols North Vancouver

New green waste bins pose smelly possibilities Dear Editor: While I wholeheartedly agree with efforts to decrease greenhouse gas emissions and taxpayers’ costs, I have concerns with the locking green waste bins. Bears are known for their keen sense of smell. Some years ago I added several well boiled beef soup bones to my square and hefty compost bin. A bear rendered the compost bin useless. For a demonstration, I suggest the mayor order staff


to place a dozen of these bins, full of smelly kitchen waste, across the district’s northern boundary and see what happens to them after a few weeks. Secondly, the district has many properties with very steep driveways, some owned by people — like seniors — not strong enough to control the wheeled bins. Are these people to hitch a ride on them and compete with longboarders down the hills? Collecting these bins every two weeks may work in

the cold weather. But in the hot weather? No thanks. We already have too many skunks contributing foul smells. We certainly do not need these smelly cans. Before we are forced to spend the money for the purchase, we need answers to a lot more questions. Only then will we know whether the cans are a benefit. John Consiglio North Vancouver

Bicyclists paying it forward Dear Editor: My 18-year-old daughter had a valuable lesson in kindness recently while riding her bike up the road to Mount Seymour. Near the top of the mountain she had a flat tire. She turned around and a man on his bike behind her stopped, pulled out a spare tube and changed her tire. When she said ‘Are you sure you want to give me your spare?’ he said this is why he carried it with him — for fellow bikers in need. As well, several other bikers and a car stopped to offer assistance. She was profoundly impacted by the kindness of strangers who offered her assistance. She is now going to buy a spare tube and “pay it forward.” Thank you very much to the kind man who offered his assistance and made my daughter’s day! Linda Bonenfant North Vancouver





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Lower Lonsdale losing heritage character ONE of the reasons it will be “difficult to make the heritage case” for retaining the buildings in the 101 to 149 block of Lonsdale Avenue, is that too few people cared enough about the area’s history to maintain them in good repair. Indeed, a cynic might ask whether the buildings have been neglected on purpose to make it easier to plead the re-development case to City of North Vancouver council. The neglect is evident to anyone walking down that part of Lower Lonsdale. Pigeon guano and other bird detritus has accumulated to the point of being a health hazard because no-one has stepped up to keep the area clean. The city has not disposed of the mess; nor has it required the former property-owners and/or tenants to take on the job. And what should we make of sharp-eyed bylaw officers who can toll the bell one-minute past the hour on over-parked drivers but who apparently do not report the

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Elizabeth James filth on the sidewalks and in the parking area at the corner of Lonsdale and Second? Thankfully, though, there are municipal bright spots. Flowers planted along the median by the city’s horticultural crews are much appreciated, as are the raised flower-beds those crews strive to maintain despite smokers who treat the planters as ashtrays and dogs who use them as convenient places to deposit their calling cards. Farther down the block, trip-hazard sidewalks, initially flagged as such with orange paint, were then merely filed down to make the cracks less obvious to any but the regulars. No point putting a new sidewalk over heaving tree roots when the whole place is slated for demolition, is there? That section of the sidewalk is outside the Sweet Art and Moodyville cafés, two of the few remaining businesses on that block. Farther north, Highwater Tackle continues its 28-year history of catering to anglers with “congeniality, honesty

and commitment to service”. Of the other longterm business-owners on the block, Peter Turcotte supports re-development. Proprietor of Big Pete’s Collectibles, he explained that even though he’s just completed a re-location from the corner of Second and Lonsdale, “the buildings are so dilapidated now, the only option is to replace them,” he told me. Big Pete may be right but I quietly regretted that “collectibles” could not also mesh with preserving the city’s history. But if anything about that walk can truly take us back in time, it has to be the aromas of freshly-baked “honest bread” wafting out of the Artisan Bake Shoppe owned by Markus and Ursula Jaeger since 1999. Time will tell whether those businesses will be accepted and compatible with the residential, office and retail tenants planned for in the proposed six-storey development. City resident Joan Peters put my sadness into words so eloquently. “I loved the look and feel of the ‘old’ Lonsdale — it was friendly, comfortable and welcoming,” she wrote. “When you walked it you might not know everyone you passed but you could be assured of sharing smiles.” I didn’t walk the area at a time when Peters said she “knew, and was known in, almost every business” on Lonsdale. But I echo her wish that ‘those in charge’ had shown

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imagination, pre-planning and strength when they began to revitalize/re-design [her] little city — and her belief that they “could have held onto its special personality and history.” Strangely, as a teenager living in the one square mile that is the City of London I was cavalier about the history that surrounded me — in the city itself and in the country at large. I rang hand-bells in Dick Whittington’s church and explored the Roman-built crypt of All Hallows. Both were less than 10 minutes walk from my home but I didn’t lie in bed at night thinking of those

who had trodden my haunts hundreds of years earlier. To me, the rituals and astronomical observations at Stonehenge belonged to ancients who had merely been struggling to see into the future I was living. Learning the history of the British Isles was of no interest to a girl who preferred John Creasey mysteries or Louis Lamour westerns. Little did I know history has a way of worming its way into one’s psyche — to reveal itself, unexpectedly, in other times and places. And so it is that, in that frame of mind, I stroll down Lonsdale and wonder how

sterile the block will look in two or three years when ubiquitous cantilevers jut out to protect row upon row of soulless concrete and glass from the rain. How will our endless photocopied architecture be regarded by generations to come? As Peters said, “It took almost 100 years to evolve into a comfortable, friendly city. “But with the presentlyplanned. . . population living mostly in taller buildings, or in smaller, stuffed-in spaces, I’m afraid it will take much longer to share those smiles with strangers.”


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Hearing set for DNV townhouse project Jeremy Shepherd

MAPLEWOOD Village may be getting a 61-unit townhouse project, depending on the outcome of a public hearing slated for Sept. 10. Located just west of Seymour River Place and south of Mount Seymour Parkway, the project would include five three-storey buildings placed between Kenneth Gordon Maplewood school and Maplewood Farm. The Anthem Properties proposal breezed through first reading at a District of North Vancouver council meeting July 15, although a few councillors expressed misgivings about the project’s esthetics. “It just looks like a barn to me on the side,” said Coun. Lisa Muri. “They look like barracks to me,” Coun. Robin Hicks said. “I much prefer some variety in buildings in height and shape.” The design for the roof could also stand improvement, according to Muri. “These developments are going to be with us for a long, long time. I guess I want some sense of timelessness to a lot of these designs,” she said. If approved, Anthem Properties would redevelop seven lots to build townhouses ranging from 947 to 1,668 square feet — 49 of the townhouses would be two- and threebedroom units. Allowing the redevelopment would boost the land value by approximately $525,000, according to the district. That jump means the developer would pay the district $395,000, or 75 per cent of that increase. Maplewood Village is one of the district’s four town centres slated to absorb the lion’s

share of growth in the municipality over the next two decades. Each of those centres is slated to attract young people with a high-density mix of shops and affordable housing, but Maplewood Village should be a little different, according to Coun. Roger Bassam. “It is one of our town centres . . . but it’s one of the ones that’s not very well-defined,” Bassam said. “I just have this intuitive sense that there’s much more opportunity in Maplewood given its proximity to the Second Narrows Bridge, given its proximity to some of our industrial (land), that we can do perhaps something a little bit different, a little bit better.” Nearby residents have expressed concerns that 34 trees might be removed for the development. Preliminary plans account for the loss by adding 90 new trees on the site’s perimeter. The project includes 115 underground parking spaces. The development would be 15 metres from Maplewood Creek.

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changes to the number of boarders allowed in a residence. Currently up to two boarders are allowed in a single-family home. The changes mean two boarders would be allowed in any home, whether it’s a single-family house or an apartment. The city also created a new definition for lock-off units. These will now be defined as any living quarters that include a bedroom, kitchen and bathroom that are separated from the rest of the residence by a lockable door but are accessible from the outside. The city does not allow lock-off units.

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Online survey hopes to measure health Questions posed on topics from

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Health officials are hoping North Shore residents, and others, will be prepared to give up some of that information as part of a health survey being conducted across the province. Three local health organizations are conducting the online survey. The My Health My Community web-based survey is a collaboration between Vancouver Coastal Health, Fraser Health and the UBC Faculty of Medicine’s eHealth Strategy office. The survey is designed to collect important health information from residents aged 18 years and older from communities across the province. “We want to encourage people to do the survey,” said Dr Brian O’Connor, chief medical health officer for the North Shore. “All of us, including the citizens who do it, will find when the data is aggregated it will be interesting information

and will tell us a little bit about the health of ourselves as a society and our communities.” Organizers are hoping to get between 40,000 and 50,000 responses within the next year from both healthy and unhealthy individuals. Participants are encouraged to provide information on everything from health status and lifestyle choices, such as smoking habits and physical activity, to community involvement. O’Connor said health officials hope the survey will be repeated in the future. “So we can get a sense of how communities and individuals are progressing with respect to their health.” The North Shore Wellness Survey, a much smaller version of the survey done last November, was a pilot project for the current one, said O’Connor, to get a sense of the online process. It was specifically designed to get information about child and family friendliness of the North Shore community, said O’Connor. “And what we might be able to understand about that issue and how we might begin to work to make it more child and family friendly.” One important piece of information to come out of that study was the lack of affordable daycare spaces on the North Shore, said O’Connor. “The other thing that we found in the wellness survey was

the importance of a sense of community belonging,” he said. “The more connected you are to your community the healthier you reported yourself to be and the more you seemed to be in control of the issues in your daily life.” The newest survey, started late last month, will have a much broader focus on health and community issues and will not be limited to the North Shore. “The information is hopefully going to be available, for instance, to health authority planners, to local municipal planners, to community organizations and agencies,” said O’Connor. “So that they have a chance to see what are the issues in our community, where are the pressure points and how can we respond.” Participants access the survey online through the My Health My Community website. O’Connor said security precautions have been taken to ensure personal information remains private. “I can tell you this project, this survey would not have passed the UBC ethics approval if it didn’t have that sort of a proviso and guarantee that privacy would be very, very much protected,” he said. “This is something we take very seriously and it will be safe guarded.” To participate in the survey, visit myhealthmycommunity. org.



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WOULD anyone like to adopt a homeless building? That’s the question the District of North Vancouver is asking about the now defunct visitor information kiosk on the southwest corner of Capilano Road and Marine Drive. The district is currently looking for a non-profit organization to cart away the kiosk, which has stood in the same spot for the last 36 years. “The building is in surprisingly good shape and will hopefully find a new home in the district that will provide ongoing benefit to the community,” said district properties manager Ryan Malcolm in a press release. The blue and yellow 420 square foot cedar A-frame is being offered free of charge, but the district does have several conditions that must be met by the new owner regarding insurance and utilities. Whichever community group ends up getting the building will be on the hook for the costs of removing the kiosk and taking it to its new location. Interested non-profits must file their applications to the district by noon on July 31.

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Credit union president and CEO Chris Catliff with directors Victoria Withers and Allan Achtemichuk The North Shore Credit Union’s 16th Annual Charity Golf Tournament in support of North Shore Rescue was held June 14 at the Seymour Golf and Country Club. Following a round of golf, those in attendance were treated to a cocktail reception and dinner. A highlight of the day was a fundraising helicopter ball drop. Players purchased golf balls in advance and were awarded prizes based on where the balls landed. This year’s tournament raised $45,000 for North Shore Rescue, bringing the event’s total to approximately $575,000 since its inception. To view more photos from this year’s event, visit

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HOME IDEAS Columnist Barb Lunter gets crafty with hydrangeas. page 15


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Todd Major IF, as the saying goes, “my home is my castle,” then the natural extension of the home is “my garden is my sanctuary.”

Today, as it has been for thousands of years, gardens are relevant for many reasons but most importantly as a place to escape the pressures of daily life. Intellectuals will classify a garden’s design style into some category to provide context and to inform the relevance of the design in contemporary terms. On a personal level, people need to feel safe and comfortable in their gardens to find mental or spiritual sanctuary. For the many clients I work with, a key requirement of designing the garden is to find the right balance between personal expression, lifestyle compatibility and affordability. So just exactly how do you create a backyard that will provide a place to retreat and find sanctuary? Here are some design ideas. For some people, the productive garden provides an outlet for stress and contemplation and is usually designed around the growing of fruits and vegetables. The common rectangular raisedbox bed affords ease of access, which is good for people with physical limitations or age related issues. But the rectangular shape is not always relaxing or stimulating for the mind. Instead, consider designing round shapes that are softer and more restful for the mind and body. Vegetables do not have to be grown in big blocks of one

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SUPPORTED by a shoot of bamboo, bok choi is a popular Asian green that likes to grow in the cool spring and early summer. Gardens based on cultural tradition are designed using materials and plants relevant to a specific culture. species next to another. Feel free to mix and match as if you are working with ornamentals and not food crops. Use a variety of leaf and flower colours, textures and plant sizes to provide diversity for the mind and to prevent pest and disease problems. Productive gardens require deep, fertile soil to grow the best crops, which prevents the need for chemical additives. And mulching is a must to

prevent weeding work, which is not enjoyable for the mind or body. Concept gardens are preferred for people who want a specific form of creative expression. Concepts can be formal or informal designs but they adhere to a specific idea that can range from the mundane to the bizarre, such as designs related to superheroes, industrialization, mazes, fantasy lands and even

BC Fuchsia and Begonia Society will hold its annual show and competition July 27, 10 a.m.-5 p.m. and July 28, 10 a.m.-4 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Admission: $2.50. Info: 604-591-3262 or

the Flintstones and so forth. When designing with a specific creative expression in mind, stay true to the concept and use plants and materials that will provide visual references that reinforce concept. For example, if I want my garden to look like the Flintstone family lives there, I would use lots of large boulders, prehistoric looking

Evergreen Weekend Work Party: Help remove invasive plants on Saturday, July 27 from 9 a.m. to noon at Mahon Park, 19th and Jones, North Vancouver. Info:

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Watershed Tours: See where your water comes from with free guided tours from July through September. Adult tours are offered ThursdaysSundays in the Capilano and Coquitlam watersheds. Family focused tours are offered on select weekends at the Lower Seymour Conservation Reserve. Each tour is approximately three-four hours. Registration required: 604-432-6430 or

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HOME green guide From page 13 GardenSmart Workshop— Cold Frames 101: Learn season extension strategies that can help you grow veggies year round Saturday, July 27, 2-4 p.m. at Loutet Farm, 14th & Rufus Ave, North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-9903755. Info:northshorerecycling. ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops. Work Bee and Potluck: Join farmer Gavin on Wednesday, July 31, 5-7 p.m. at Loutet Farm, East 14th Street and Rufus Avenue. Gloves and tools will be provided and no experience necessary. Potuck dinner to follow. For more info:

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JUDY Kenzie and her son Ethan celebrate the first birthday of the Strathcona 1890 Truck Farm, which paid a visit to Loutet Farm on July 20 during a family event hosted by VanCity. Kenzie has planted the 1993 Mazda pick-up truck with a variety of garden edibles to educate people about growing food in small urban spaces. Scan photo with Layar to watch a video of the event.


The District of North Vancouver is offering the blue A-frame building located at Capilano Road and Marine Drive, North Vancouver, to a local non-profit organization for relocation. The building was previously used as a visitors information kiosk and has been vacant for the past two years. The building is approximately 420 sq ft, and will be given in an as-is condition. Applications must be received in writing by July 31 (noon) and include the proposed use of the building and how this will provide community benefit to District residents. The successful proponent will be required to sign an agreement with the District that will include certain terms and conditions regarding insurance, deposit, indemnification, existing utilities, acceptance of the current condition of the A-Frame, and other regulatory provisions. They will be responsible for all costs associated with the removal and transportation of the structure to its new location. Further information can be obtained from the District of North Vancouver Properties Department at, or by contacting Ryan Malcolm, Real Estate and Properties at 604-990-2264 or

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Impressions of VanDusen: A program for families with children ages five to 11 Sunday, Aug. 11, from 10:30 a.m. to noon or 1:30-3 p.m. at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Fee: $25 per non-member family or $15 per member family. Registration required: 604718-5898 or familyprograms@

GardenSmart Workshop — Fantastic Food Forests: Learn about what a food forest is, along with tips and pointers on perennial and edible landscapes Wednesday, Aug. 21, 6:30-8 p.m. at Queen Mary Community Garden, 230 W. Keith Road, North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. Info:nor thshorerecycling. ca/programs/gardensmartworkshops. Beginner Herbalism Classes: All ages are welcome to start herbal learning in a medicine garden and kitchen Saturdays, Aug. 24 and Sept. 21, 2-4 p.m. in the Hamilton Heights area, North Vancouver. Free, space is limited. Registration: Heidi, Lynnmouth Park Rehabilitation Project: Help remove invasive plants, plant native plants and learn about the local ecology while restoring the native plant population in the park Sunday, Sept. 15 from 10 a.m. to noon. Meet at Mountain Equipment Co-op, 212 Brooksbank Dr., North Vancouver. Info: dmcdonald@ See more page 16

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Floral decor for your door Materials: Sharp scissors or pruning shears Fresh hydrangea heads Grapevine wreath or styrofoam wreath Fresh salal or other greens Wire for hanging Fresh or artificial berries

Barb Lunter I love this time of year when the hydrangea bushes are out in full bloom.

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Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home décor, entertaining and floral design. Contact Barb at barb@ or follow her on her blog at

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Cut your fresh salal greens on a sharp angle with your pruning shears. Begin by inserting each salal stem into the grapevine wreath in a clockwise direction. Fill the wreath with the salal greens to the desired fullness you wish. If you prefer to have a more colorful wreath of hydrangea then use only a limited amount of salal greens. Once you are satisfied with the amount of salal in your wreath, add your hydrangea heads. I always like the look of hydrangea with small berries. If you have a few stems in your garden, add a few to your wreath for added effect. Attach a wire at the back of the wreath and hang it on your door.

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HOME green guide From page 14 Bird Survey: All levels of birders welcome on the first Saturday of the month, 8 a.m.12:30 p.m. at Maplewood Flats Conservation Area, 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9034471. Info: Bird Walk: Join the Wild Bird Trust nature walks the second

Saturday of the month, 10 a.m. Meet in the parking lot at 2645 Dollarton Hwy., North Vancouver. Info: 604-9034471. Info: Capilano Flower Arranging Club meets the second Wednesday of each month (except July and August), 7:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. They have demonstrations, guest speakers and workshops. New members and guests welcome.

Info: Donna, 604-986-9360 or Heather, 604-987-5382. Capilano Garden Club meets the first Monday of each month (except July and August and June is the AGM) at 7:30 p.m. at Canyon Heights Christian Assembly, 4840 Capilano Rd., North Vancouver. New members welcome. Guests: $5. Info: 604-980-4964. Deep Cove Garden Club meets the fourth Thursday of each month (except July,

August and December) from 7 to 10 p.m. in the Multicultural Seniors’ Room at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Meetings include speakers, workshops and field trips. Info: Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628. Donate Surplus Harvest: The North Shore Recycling program encourages gardeners to donate surplus harvest to local food banks and shelters. No donation is too small and donations are

accepted year round. For a list of organizations accepting fresh produce visit Edible Garden Project Volunteer Orientation Night takes place the second Monday of every month at 6 p.m. Learn about the projects the Edible Garden Project is running and how to get involved. Location will be provided upon registration. Registration and info: ediblegardenproject. com or email volunteer@

Free Eco-Tours: Study the rich heritage and unique natural resources of the West Coast. These walking tours, some available in Mandarin, are designed to educate and promote healthy living. Explore your own backyard with Joseph Lin. Info: 604-327-8693 or Guided Walking Tours: VanDusen Botanical Garden at 5251 Oak St., Vancouver, offers tours daily at 2 p.m. and Wednesdays at 10:30 a.m. Meet at the information desk. Free for members or with garden admission. Info: Invasive Plants: Report invasive plants in B.C. communities by dialing 1-888-WEEDSBC (1888-933-3722). The Invasive Species Council of B.C., in partnership with the Agriculture Environment and Wildlife Fund, operates the provincial toll-free hotline to help your community protect local resources. The hotline is part of Eyes Across B.C., an outreach and awareness initiative. To find out more about invasive plants you can also visit The Invasive Species Council of British Columbia is a grassroots, non-profit society that provides workshops, activities, and events to educate the public and professionals. Membership is free and open to anyone willing to work collaboratively. Seed Collectors: Learn how to collect, clean and package seeds from plants, Tuesday or Sunday mornings at VanDusen Botanical Garden, 5251 Oak St., Vancouver. Info: Judy Aird at 604-257-8674. The Upper Lonsdale Garden Club meets every second Thursday of the month, 7:309:30 p.m. in the basement of St. Martin’s Anglican Church, 195 East Windsor Rd., North Vancouver. New members are welcome. Info: Dianne, 604980-3025 or dkkennedy@

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West Coast Bonsai Society welcomes new members who are interested in the art of miniature trees. Meetings are every third Wednesday of the month, February through November, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. Info: 604-922-6608.

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West Vancouver Garden Club meets the first Wednesday of every month from September to July with the exception of January, 7:30 p.m. at St. David’s United Church, 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver. Coffee and guest speakers. New members and guests welcome. Cost: $25 per year or $35 for a couple, drop-in, $5. Info: — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your North Shore non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to To post to our online listings, go to nsnews. com scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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Make Sure The Investment In Your Home Pays Off According to Haida legend, the Raven was responsible for bringing light to the world, was the guardian of magic and symbolized the qualities of respect and caring. “I cannot describe our company philosophy better, or a better way to describe a company,” says Jeff London, founder of Ravenwood Construction. “We constantly strive to bring the basic tenants of the Raven into our daily lives and work ethic. We transform spaces into new living areas which can even sometimes seem magical. We respect the environment and care for our clients by using reclaimed materials as well as reduce wastage as much as possible. We bring light to areas of the home by redesigning spaces to better suit the occupants needs.” Established in 2001, Ravenwood Construction is a member of the Greater Vancouver Homebuilders Association, Registered Housing Professionals and Certified Residential Builders. They offer design build services as well as custom construction and maintenance programs for single family and multi family homes. “Our goal is to provide the best Quality service possible; as our success is measured only by the satisfaction of our clients.” Construction codes, designs and materials are constantly changing. The team at Ravenwood are always updating their skill sets to make sure you get the best service and value possible. They participate in industry programs and education and pass the knowledge along to their clients.

They take pride in their service, projects and the happiness of their clients with the end results. “Houses are as individual as their owners, and as unique as the communities in which they reside. They are statements of creativity, of wealth, of community, and of family. They are statements of pride, and of hard work, of transformation and of sustainability. A house is not just walls and a roof- it’s a group of systems that work together to maintain the health of the occupants.” “As products become more energy efficient and building materials see new lives as reclaimed or reused items, we are witnessing a modern renaissance in home renovation, construction and design.” The Built Green program, established nationally in 2003, is a certification program for homes that are designed and constructed using environmentally responsible principles. “These national programs are benchmarks in not only design, but in the very way we view the homes in which we live. We can now design and build homes that are stylish and comfortable but with an efficient use of space and design that will reduce energy usage.” Ravenwood wants it’s customers to live in a healthy space. When they are asked to do a quote for a customer they will always do a complete assessment of their house to ensure that nothing is in need of immediate repair or that could compromise the integrity of the house.


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While these repairs may not be as visually enjoyable, they are nonetheless just as important to the health and welfare of the occupants. “Our estimates come with a comprehensive scope of work, as well as a report on the overall condition of the home. Regardless of the project we engage in with the homeowner, we will always provide a quality service; built on time and on budget. Everytime.” Once the project is complete, Ravenwood also offers a yearly maintenance program that will ensure the continued outstanding performance of the new work for many years to come. Providing you with this value-added service guarantees that the investment you made into your home will continue to appreciate in both value and function.



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Enerpro Systems Corp. and Olympic International Agencies have partnered to create smartforme, a system designed to help property owners save money and manage their energy consumption. “We created smartforme because we’re passionate about saving energy,” stated program director Roger Bayley in a press release. “We’ve brought together the world’s best technology in energy

times, according to the press release. Smartforme recovers the energy in the sewer and ventilation discharge and recaptures the energy that passes through the building envelope to the surrounding environment. European air-to-water heat pump technology is used to recycle the energy from the surrounding environment back into the building. “Smartforme supports a more sustainable way of living, one that’s conscious of resource consumption and that provides customers with exceptional comfort in their living and working space,” stated Bayley. — Christine Lyon






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plants and crude or at least simple furnishings. Gardens based on cultural tradition are designed using specific characteristics of any given culture. Given our multicultural society here on the West Coast it is common to find gardens designed to reflect Persian, Greek, Italian, East Indian, Chinese, Japanese, British, aboriginal and other cultures. Each cultural garden uses specific features like water, walls, specific pathways materials, sculptures and most importantly plants that are historically relevant to each culture. It is important in the cultural garden to incorporate specific design elements that reflect the cultural symbolisms. Persian gardens, for example, often incorporate courtyards with water symbolizing protection, safety and the importance of water to life. The clichéd West Coast aboriginal garden might include sword ferns, cedar trees and a totem pole. The amenity garden, which is the most uninspired garden style, simply places plants that “live around the house” and provides walkways to get here or there, perhaps a hedge or fence for privacy, a small patio to sit on and maybe some form of leisure activity space. Try to avoid such dull designs because there is no sanctuary to be found there. Other gardens can be

specifically symbolic like those using red poppies to symbolize fallen war heroes. Or gardens can be used for healing like those discussed in my previous column. Meditation gardens are also very popular these days and most of those are designed around Asian themes using water features, carefully sculpted plants and restraint over excess with symbolic references to nature. Regardless of the style, the design should reflect your individual personality while fitting your lifestyle. Expensive designs can be built in phases over time to make them affordable. Try to work in harmony with the natural features of your property by retaining and incorporating existing trees, shrubs, contours or boulders, which saves construction money. Create inspiration through the use of interesting plants, attractive materials and unique personal touches that make the garden feel just like a painting. Gardens are supposed to improve the quality of our lives, provide the opportunity for contemplation, relaxation and enjoyment. But most importantly, gardens are supposed to give us restful and inspiring living space with a sense of place.

Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer and builder, teacher, skills trainer and organic advocate. Email stmajor@

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A22 - North Shore News - Wednesday, July 24, 2013


Keep calm to quiet screaming children Parenting Today Kathy Lynn

I sat at the kitchen table and watched as my friend Debbie called to her kids.

They were in the room down the end of the hall so Debbie poked her head around the corner and yelled to ask the kids to come for lunch. After lunch the kids were playing and wanted their mom to bring something to them so they yelled down the hall. “How can I teach them to come into the room and ask me nicely when they want something?” Debbie asked me. I took a deep breath and finally told her that the kids learn by example. I asked her how she got their attention when she wanted them to come to lunch. When she wanted them to come to lunch

what did she do? She paused, blushed and said. “I get it. If I want them to come to me instead of yelling I need to model the behaviour.” Whenever you experience your kids picking up a behavior that is driving you nuts, first look to yourself. Where did they learn that screaming through the house is the way to communicate? Consider the noise level in your home. If you have TVs on, radios playing and video game consoles beeping and chirping it gets difficult to have a calm and civil conversation. It becomes like trying to talk across the table in a particularly noisy bar. Turn off the TV and radio unless you are actually listening to it and otherwise keep the volume as low as possible. Besides not screaming down the hall to get your kid’s attention, try to maintain a calm demeanour in all cases. You will all benefit. Another strategy, particularly if the kids are downstairs or outside, is to buy a little bell and call them to meals by ringing the bell. There are also times when our kids scream as a matter of course because they are trying to avoid the situation. What if

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KIDS learn by example. If you want to teach your child that screaming is not the best way to communicate, you must model appropriate behaviour.


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We Are Growing Too! Boomers & Echoes Kids and Maternity has been nurturing North Shore Moms and kids for over 30 years

It’s not listed on any of the price tags, but it’s included free of charge on each and every item that Boomers and Echoes Kids & Maternity sells — quality. Since first opening its doors on Lonsdale Avenue in 1985 to its current location at the Westview Shopping Centre, Boomers & Echoes has been providing customers with quality service by friendly and knowledgeable staff, quality consignment clothing and equipment and a quality selection of the newest and best designer brand name products. A family business, Boomers & Echoes prides itself on featuring an ever-changing assortment of safe, sustainable and eco-minded products. From organic baby carriers to natural and fashionable footwear for baby’s first steps, Boomers & Echoes offers valuable resources for mothers from the very first days of their pregnancy right up through the joyful days of being a parent. Whether it’s for bath time, bedtime, mealtime or playtime, Boomers & Echoes is the place to help bring out the very best in your baby. Besides their own practical experience, the owners and staff of Boomers have soaked up more than a few strollers’ worth of baby wisdom from visiting parents over the years, and are even now witnessing a full-circle, generational turnover in the store’s lifetime — many new and expectant mothers relate that their own mother

of printed in-store, it’s in line with the sustainable and eco-conscious values on which the company was founded. As true believers in maintaining a green and sustainable planet for future generations, Boomers & Echoes prides itself on keeping high standards on consignment items, leading to an excellent turnover of a vast array of quality goods.

Whether it’s for bath time, bedtime, mealtime or playtime, Boomers & Echoes is the place to help bring out the very best in your baby.

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The Boomers & Echoes staff are also trained maternity and nursing bra fitters and baby-carrier experts, as well as BCAA certified car seat technicians that offer free safety-check appointments for a small donation to a local charity. Recently, the store generated enough donations through its car seat inspection program to send a number of underprivileged children to Camp Elkhaven on Denman Island.

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A24 - North Shore News - Wednesday, July 24, 2013

PARENTING kids’ stuff

Special Summer Children’s Programming: The North Vancouver District Public Libraries will offer special programs for children during the summer. For details call 604929-3727, ext. 3 for Parkgate; 604-984-0286, ext. 8141 for Lynn Valley and 604-9874471, ext. 8175 for Capilano. Book Buddies: Tuesdays until Aug. 6, 2-4 p.m. and Wednesdays until Aug. 7, 11 a.m.-1 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Teen volunteers motivate and provide positive reading experience for school-aged children. Info and registration: 604-925-7408. Parent and Tot Playdates: Parents and their tots are invited to enjoy face painting, crafts, balloons and a magic show Tuesdays from 10 a.m. to noon until Aug. 20 at The Village at Park Royal (between Cactus Club and Urban Barn).

Superhero Story Hour: Superhero themed stories and crafts for ages four and older Wednesday, July 24, 10:30 11:30 a.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registration required: 604-929-3727, ext. 3. Campfire Storytime and Craft: Bring your sleeping bag or blanket for stories and songs around the campfire Thursday, July 25, 2 p.m. at the North Vancouver City Library, 120 West 14th St. Open to children ages threeseven. Registration: 604-9983480. Info: Musical Mayhem Story and Craft: Nice and noisy storytime followed by craft-making for ages four to six Thursday, July 25, 3:30 -4:30 p.m. at Capilano library, 3045 Highland Blvd., North Vancouver. Registration is required 604987-4471 ext. 8175. Paper Airplane Contest: Children ages seven to 12, will create airplanes for a heated competition that will be judged for accuracy, stunt skills and creativity Thursday, July 25, 2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. To register and info: Babysitting in a Day: An interactive and fun course that teaches youth ages 1115 the business of babysitting July 26, Aug. 3, 27 and

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28, 9:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Learn the responsibilities of a babysitter, how to get along and care for babies, toddlers, preschoolers and school-aged children, and how to handle emergencies and provide first aid. Fee: $55 (includes the Canadian Red Cross babysitter’s manual). Info and registration: 604988-8835 or susancowan@ Behind the Scenes: Children can get a look into the operation of Maplewood Farm, at 406 Seymour River Place, North Vancouver, July 27, Aug. 20 and 24 with one hour sessions at 11 a.m. or 2 p.m. There will be activities such as egg collection and washing, animal grooming, setting up feed and exploring staff only areas. Fee: $24 for one child with an adult. Registration required: 604-929-5610. Info: Imagine and Explore — Food Factories: Children ages three to six, accompanied by an adult, will learn about the amazing powers of the forest’s food factories Saturday, July 27 from 10:30 a.m. to noon at Lynn Canyon Ecology Centre, 3663 Park Rd., North Vancouver. Fee: $8.25. Registration required: 604-990-3755. See more page 25

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Stay firm when kid makes a fuss From page 22 your child has a full-blown screaming fit every time you go to the mall? He is telling you that he can’t cope with the demands of a trip to the mall. He may find it too stimulating. Try to arrange to have him avoid trips to the mall. It’s not necessary to his development that he go shopping so arrange for him to stay with his other parent or a friend. Maybe she just can’t handle the uncertainty of a shopping trip. Think about it. You go to the mall with your child. They have no idea why they are there, no sense of how long you will be and spend the whole time looking at people’s legs. In this case, let them know what to expect. Why are you at the mall? How long will you be? When will they get to go home? Once they know what to expect you may find they settle right down. You do want to consider why he is screaming and what you can do to change the situation. But when he’s into a total screaming fit refuse to give in to him. If he’s making a fuss let him know you cannot understand him when he’s

yelling and you will be happy to listen when he settles down. If screaming works as a method of communication he will have no reason to change his behaviour. She may also use screaming as part of a tantrum in an effort to get her own way. It’s hard to stay firm when your child is making such a fuss, particularly when you are out in public. But, if you do give in, she learns that it works and will behave in exactly the same way next time she wants something and you say no. When your kids are trying to tell you something and the volume is rising, whisper. They will quiet right down in order to hear you. Notice your children’s voices when they are modulated and pleasant. You can say, “I just love hearing you when you use that calm voice.” And they will be thinking, “And we love it when you are calm.” 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

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

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: or 604925-7290. Waterfront


Summerfest 2013 will return 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: One-on-One Computer Assistance: Sign up for 30 minutes of personalized help with the Internet, email, word processing, social media or an e-reader Thursday, July 25, 2:30-4 p.m. at Parkgate library, 3675 Banff Court, North Vancouver. Registra-

tion required: 604-929-3727. Info: Technology Class: Learn how to read ebooks, 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: 604-925-7405. 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: Caribbean Days Festival enjoy a weekend filled with tropical rhythm, cuisine, carnival and culture as only the Caribbean can offer Saturday, July 27 and Sunday, July 28

at Waterfront Park, 200 W. Esplanade, North Vancouver. For a full schedule of events and info: West Vancouver SPCA will hold a dog wash fundraiser Saturday, July 27, 11 a.m.3 p.m. at Whole Foods, 925 Main St., West Vancouver. All proceeds will help the animals. Minimum donation: $20. Info: 604-922-4622. Sunday Crafternoon: Join local crafter and upcycler, Denise Corcoran for an afternoon of crafting fun. Learn how to transform recyclables into useful household items. Sunday, July 28, 1:30-3 p.m., North Vancouver City Library, 120 W. 14th St. Free. Info: 604-998-3450 or Summer Garden Party: Appetizers, refreshments and See more page 26

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Talented teens

SORAIYA Lalani (left), Kaden Gulamani, Jeffrey Wallace and Robyn Edgar rehearse for their production of High School Musical, which runs Friday, July 26, 7 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges St., North Vancouver. The show is presented by Creber Music and St. Alcuin College and features a cast of 20 kids aged seven to 18. Tickets are $10 at the door; $5 for children 10 and under.

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Bugs, Butterflies and Beyond: Buzz into the library for a fun afternoon of stories, games and crafts for ages four and older Wednesday, July 31, 2-3 p.m. Lynn Valley library, 1277 Lynn Valley Rd., North Vancouver. Registration is required 604-984-0286 ext.8141.

103 Air Cadet Squadron: Open to youth ages 12-19, cadets meet Wednesdays, 6:309:30 p.m. at 1513 Forbes Ave., North Vancouver. Register at any meeting. Info: 604-9878818. Crafts Funtastic: Children ages six to 12 can discover the wonderful world of art with creative activities; including painting, sponging, drawing, collage and more on Wednesdays, 3:30-5:30 p.m. at John Braithwaite Community Centre, 145 West First St., North Vancouver. Drop-in fee: $3. Info: 604-982-8300 or Family Storytime: A free drop-in program of stories, songs, action rhymes and more for the whole family, Wednesdays, 1:30-2 p.m. at West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Info: 604-925-7408 or Imagination Storytime: A free drop-in program for

children ages one-five every Wednesday, 10-10:30 a.m. at Active Baby, Capilano Mall, North Vancouver. Info: 604986-8977. 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: 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 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@ or Parent and Tot Gym: Open gym time for children ages one-five, Wednesdays, 12:15 p.m. at Ron Andrews Community Centre, 931 Lytton St., North Vancouver. Parent participation and supervision is required. Dropin fee: $1. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell


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Shore Community Resources Society.

THE FOLLOWING is a selection of volunteer opportunities from various community organizations, made available through Volunteer North Shore, a service of North

Fringe Festival Volunteer: The Vancouver Fringe Festival is looking forward to another exciting year of friendly faces, great theatre, and fun times with people like you, who make up their talented cast of volunteers. Volunteers are needed for a variety of positions including ticket sellers, ushers, site crew, bartenders and a whole lot more. So no matter what your area of interest, there will be a volunteer position that is just right for you. One-on-One Volunteer: The one-on-one volunteer will help frail, elderly seniors to leave their home, accompany them aboard the NSNH bus to a central location to socialize

with others. They may be required to accompany senior on short walk for recreation or to a medical appointment.

events, crowd control and also to assist with demonstrations.

Grocery Set Up Volunteer — Wednesdays: Volunteer is needed to assist the program in providing supplemental groceries to people living with HIV/AIDS in the Greater Vancouver area, and to promote nutritional health. The AIDS Vancouver Grocery allows for individuals to choose nutritious food items in a safe and nonjudgmental environment. Volunteer must be able to lift boxes of 40 pounds.

Volunteer: Evergreen City Park Project in North Vancouver brings together community partners and citizens to restore and enhance a natural space that supports habitat for native plants and animals. To accomplish this work local volunteers are relied upon to help plant native plants, remove invasive species and care for the park. On the fourth Saturday of each month from 9 a.m. to noon, restoration volunteers will assist with stewardship events at city parks in North Vancouver.

Special Event Assistants: Dr. Sun Yat-Sen Classical Chinese Garden is looking for volunteers to assist in setting up and cleaning up before and after

If you are interested in these or other volunteer opportunities, call 604-985-7138. The society is a partner agency of the United Way.

NEWS photo Paul McGrath

Art in the park

ARTIST Carole Wilson shows off some of her paintings at Painters’ Landing in Millennium Park, at the foot of 15th Street in West Vancouver. Selected artists create, exhibit and sell their work at this location and the grass areas adjoining the Ferry Building Gallery and Ambleside Landing daily, weather permitting, until Oct. 27.

community bulletin board From page 25 giveways are included in the Connected Woman Association’s summer soiree, scheduled for 5 p.m. July 31 at 333 Brooksbank Ave. Free for members, $20 for non-members. Registration: tcwa-garden-party. West Vancouver SPCA will hold a dog wash fundraiser Sunday, Aug. 25, 11 a.m.3 p.m. at 1020 Marine Dr. All proceeds will help the animals. Minimum donation: $20. For more information: 604-922-4622. BC SPCA encourages penny donations to help animals in need. The West Vancouver SPCA will collect donations (rolled pennies are preferred) at 1020 Marine Dr. Info: Change for Change: As Canada bids farewell to the penny, you can donate your pennies and change to The North Shore Disability Resource Centre by dropping them off at 3158 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Call

604-985-5371 for pick-up. Pitch Your Pennies for Good: The North Shore Community Resources Society is collecting pennies, rolled or not. They can be dropped off at the community resources office in Capilano Mall, 201935 Marine Dr., North Van. Info: 604-985-7138. Stamp Collection Fundraiser: The Order of the Eastern Star is collecting used postage stamps. Stamps can be dropped off at the reception desk at the North Shore News, 126 East 15th St., North Vancouver. The fraternal organization uses money from the sale of stamps to purchase medical supplies to make and provide dressings for cancer patients throughout the province. Computers at the Library: North and West Vancouver public libraries offer free ongoing computer classes. For information, dates and locations, visit, or — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ To post online, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event.

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what’s going on

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: Meet-

ings 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:

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.

cess. Readers are invited to attend to get to know established and new local writers. Free for members and non-members by donation.

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.

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. For more info: Sally Scott, 604924-1923.

Dare to be Heard, presented by the North Shore Writers Association, meets the first Wednesday of every month, 7-9 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 their work and talk about the writing pro-

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.

Meals on Wheels needs volunteers on Monday, Wednesday or Friday mornings. Info: 604-922-3414 or

bers are welcome. Info: 604985-2559, or North Shore Toastmasters Advanced Leaders meet every third Saturday from 10 a.m. to noon at Second Floor, 145 Chadwick Court, North Vancouver. Info: quayspeakers. com.

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: or 604-980-3132.

Sing Along Wednesdays: “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 604-9257292 or

North Shore Chorus meets Wednesdays, 7:15-9:45 p.m., at Mount Seymour United Church, 1200 Parkgate Ave., North Vancouver. New mem-

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: 604-980-0108 or Guests are welcome. SpeakerHub Toastmasters meets every Wednesday, 5:457:15 p.m. in the Education Centre at St. Andrews United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly supportive environment. Guests are welcome. Info: justin.dyer@

byoVoice (Bring Your Own Voice): A choir that focuses on the joy of singing rehearses Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at See more page 28






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what’s going on From page 27 Lynn Valley United Church, 3201 Mountain Hwy., North Vancouver. Repertoire will include a wide variety of styles and languages, in ancient and contemporary forms. Participants need some musical ability, but do not need to read music. Fee: $120 per year. Info: or 604-987-2114.


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

Bingo: Every Thursday, 6-10 p.m. at the North Shore Alano Club, 176 East Second St., North Vancouver. Info: 604987-4141. 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., North Vancouver. Info: 604980-1274 or cfuwnvwv.vcn. Chancel Choir: New members are invited to join the choir which practises on Thursdays, 7:30-9:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. No experience necessary. Info: or 604-985-0408.

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: 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



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 See more page 30

The Ladner Village Market Welcomes You

Operating since 1997 the Ladner Village Market marks its 17th year of operation in Historic Ladner Village (Delta) just 20 minutes south of Vancouver. It has become an ideal destination to share with family and friends for the day or for just a couple of hours to quickly replenish your favourite foods. Featuring over 150 local BC artists and craftspeople the market allows you to meet the individuals who create their product as well as sample their delectable food creations. Local merchants and restaurants, live entertainment, face painting and young inspiring buskers create a lovely village atmosphere. Strolling through this village market you will find plants, garden art, jewellery, beauty products, wood, fabric, photography and local art intermingled amongst the 50 high quality food artisans. And “from the farm to you” - this is the opportunity to taste the freshest products available whether it be beef, lamb, poultry, seafood, produce or fruit. Learn from the producer where they are from and how it is grown. This open air market spans 3 blocks on 48th Avenue from Delta Street to Elliott Street and is open 10 am to 4 pm. The remaining 4 markets of the 2013 season are July 28th, August 11th and 25th; September 8th. Visit for more information and photos.

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NEIGHBOURHOODS Noteworthy neighbours

NV underdogs exhibit true passion for sport

THE North Vancouver Football Club’s Team Surge has been shortlisted for a chance to win $125,000 from BMO as part of the bank’s annual Team of the Week program.

According to a press release, Team Surge, coached by Alex Wray, is made up of 11- and 12-year-old boys who proved a winning spirit is more important than a winning record — both in sports and in life. Despite finishing last in their league and the fact that they’ve only won one game this season, they have a real passion for the game and wanted to share their joy with others. Starting July 16, the Surge players supported a subsidized soccer camp in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside. They also distributed used soccer gear collected from their team as well as from other members of the North Vancouver Football Club.

Team Surge and their club have the opportunity to be named the 2013 BMO Team of the Week Champion as well as be awarded $125,000 towards a local field refurbishment. The $125,000 would be a great leap ahead for the club’s goal of building a facility, says Steve Kindel, the club’s technical director, in the statement. In order for them to be successful, they need help from as many people as possible. Community members are encouraged to vote for Team Surge, which is up against 14 other teams from across the country, through online voting, Aug. 5-19 ( For being named Team of the Week, the Surge received a $500 team prize, a $500 donation to a charity of its choice, tracksuits for the team and coaching staff, and a community celebration at a North Vancouver BMO branch. Senddetails,alongwithyourcontactinformation, for our regular Noteworthy Neighbours section to

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KENT O’Connor, local marketing co-ordinator, B.C. for BMO Team of the Week, serves pizza to members of the North Vancouver Football Club’s Team Surge in celebration of their being named a 2013 Team of the Week at the BMO located at 1120 Marine Dr. in North Vancouver, Saturday.

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Artisan fairs set for NV Civic Plaza LOOKING for a place to get unique, handmade products?

This Saturday, July 27 artisans will gather at North Vancouver Civic Plaza, located at 14th Street and Lonsdale Avenue, to sell an assortment of hand-crafted jewelry and metal work, purses, original artwork, home decor and more. Visitors can browse the various booths and learn about the process and materials each artisan uses. In addition to vendors, there will also be a musical

performance by Vancouverbased guitarist Claude Champagne from 1 to 3 p.m. Born in Latuque, Que., Champagne incorporates jazz, Latin and world music into his music and has been playing guitar since he was eight years old. His work is influenced by the rhythmic, flamenco rumba. This weekend’s event is one of four outdoor summer craft fairs at the Civic Plaza organized by the North Vancouver Community Arts Council. More craft fairs are scheduled for Aug. 10 and 24 from 11 a.m. to 4 p.m.


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Climbing for a cause

DEEP Cove resident Sacha DeVoretz will be climbing the Grouse Grind 54 times over the summer as a fundraiser for a young Vietnamese woman, Hong Nhung, pictured with her family. DeVoretz has paid for Nhung’s education for the past five years and now hopes to raise $1,000 to send Nhung to nursing school in Vietnam. To reach her goal, DeVoretz has set up a crowd-funding campaign at which expires Aug. 1.

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what’s going on From page 28 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 Mosely. 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: 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

Vancouver. To RSVP or for more info contact Rosy at 604 988 2931 or

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:

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, 7-8:30 p.m. at St. Andrew’s United Church, 1044 St. Georges Ave., North Vancouver. Info: Dorothy Fairholm, 604-904-3620.

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@ or 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

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 members are welcome. Info: 604-922-4032. North Shore Safety Council meets on the first Thursday of most months, noon-1:30 p.m. at Delbrook Community Centre, 600 West Queens Rd., North Vancouver. All are welcome who have an interest in pedestrian, cyclist, driver, sport and home safety. Info:

604-983-6444, ext. 7233 or North Vancouver Community Band meets Thursdays, 7:30-9:15 p.m. at Carson Graham secondary, 2145 Jones Ave., North Vancouver. All musicians are welcome to join this fun and friendly group which performs about 10 concerts a year. Info: Victor, North Vancouver Newcomers’ Club welcomes those who are new to the community as well as those who have experienced a change of status and are looking for a new social group. Walk the trails of North Vancouver and meet new people every Thursday at 9 a.m. at various locations. Details and info: Irene, 604-988-8077. — compiled by Debbie Caldwell Email information for your non-profit, by donation or nominal fee event to listings@ To post online, go to, scroll to Community Events and click on Add Your Event. •




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Ambience is part of dining Romancing the Stove Angela Shellard

Chris Dagenais Contributing writer

I cannot remember a time when dining out was not part of my regular routine. Arguably, my warmest childhood memories involve some extraordinary meal consumed in a restaurant. For my fifth birthday, my father took me to a place called Il Palazzo on Richards Street in downtown Vancouver. It was a swish establishment that I am told was popular with politicians and the city’s business elite at the time, a distinction that was easily lost on me at five. Harder for me to overlook, however, was the violinist that appeared at our table during the appetizer course. The musician donned a black bow tie and waistcoat and had a look of profound concentration on his face as he played Happy Birthday in extended, quivering notes. I had never seen anything quite like it and in my childish surprise I laughed hysterically, spraying a mouthful of fizzy Shirley Temple out of my nose and onto the crisply pressed table linen. NEWS photo Mike Wakefield We never went back to Il Palazzo, but I do think of that PRAWNS, calamari, and fries with chipotle sauce share space with a fish taco on a meal from time to time. It was seafood platter from The Crab Shop in North Vancouver. the first time I became aware of dead centre across the water. In such an idyllic setting it often how the atmosphere of a restaurant can so significantly impact the seems that food takes on an almost surreal quality; the exceptionally dining experience. good, like the sushi at Miku, becomes unforgettably sublime, as if Atmosphere remains an important factor for me when dining elevated by the space in which it is served. today. I recently attended a grand opening event at Miku Sushi This brings me to one of those chicken or egg questions: downtown. Miku has been around since 2008 but has relocated can food be truly great all by itself or is greatness only possible if to the old Aqua Riva space at the north end of Granville Street, a other factors (such as atmosphere, for example) contribute to its stunning location that has benefited greatly from some masterful enjoyment? renovations. Miku overlooks the Burrard Inlet. Its central patio seating is flanked by Port Metro Vancouver to the east and Canada Place to the west; the eternally spinning Q of Lonsdale Quay is See Ambitious page 33

New ideas help spice up burgers WHO doesn’t love cheeseburgers?

Now that prime barbecuing weather is here, try a few variations on the basic quarter pound of ground beef on a massproduced white bun with a gloppy piece of processed cheese. Add interesting seasonings to the beef like onion powder, chili powder, chipotles in adobo sauce or a spicy mustard (remember to use beef that has at least a 20 per cent fat content, otherwise you’ll be left with a really dry burger). Forget plain old cheddar and use a cheese that you normally wouldn’t associate with cheeseburgers: Brie, roquefort, goat cheese or asiago. And don’t forget that the bun is usually 60 per cent of a burger. Think outside the box and scout out some amazing onion buns, rosemary focaccia, naan bread, pitas, hoagie rolls or thick-cut sourdough. Another way to jazz up your burger is with interesting condiments like corn relish, onion jam, pesto, chutney or tapenade. Let your imagination run wild and come up with some avant garde combinations of your own. The following are a few ideas to get you started. See Goat page 32

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Goat cheese part of tangy topping for patties From page 31

Bacon Blue Cheese Burgers with Caramelized Onions 2 lbs lean ground beef 2 tsp onion powder 1 tsp kosher or sea salt 1 tsp freshly ground black pepper A generous dash of Worcestershire sauce 8 oz blue cheese, sliced or crumbled (Gorgonzola or the luscious French St. Agur are ideal) 12 slices thick-cut or regular bacon, cooked until crisp and drained 6 large hamburger buns, toasted if desired, onion buns would be a great choice For the caramelized onions: 2 Tbsp olive oil 2 large yellow onions, thinly sliced ½ tsp salt Heat the olive oil in a large heavy skillet over medium heat. Add the onions and sprinkle them with the half teaspoon of salt; stir to coat onions with oil then cook without stirring for 10 to 12 minutes. With a spatula, flip the onions so the ones that were on the bottom are now on top. Continue cooking for another 10 minutes. Flip the onions one more time and lower the heat to low; continue cooking, stirring occasionally, until onions are caramelized and completely brown, about another 15

minutes. Remove pan from heat and set aside (onions can be reheated when you assemble the burgers). Place the ground beef in a large bowl and sprinkle the onion powder, kosher salt, black pepper and Worcestershire sauce evenly over top. Very gently mix the seasonings into the beef just until combined. Don’t overmix the beef or your patties will have an unpleasant consistency. Divide the beef into six portions and form each portion into an evenly thick patty, without pressing too hard (three-quarters of an inch is a good thickness). With your thumb, make a depression in the centre of each patty. This helps prevent the burgers from puffing up while cooking. Make the patties right before you grill them so they’re at room temperature rather than chilled. Preheat your grill to high and place the patties on it. Close the barbecue lid and cook patties until a crust forms on the bottom so that when you gently lift one with a spatula it comes off the grill. This takes about two to three minutes. When burgers lift easily, flip them over and top them with enough blue cheese to cover the patty. Close the lid and cook for another three minutes or until they reach desired doneness, preferably no more than medium. Remove patties from grill and place on buns; top with

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BLUE cheese and caramelized onions help add new flavour to traditional barbecued burger. the goat cheese and garlic; set aside. Place the ground beef in a large bowl and sprinkle with salt and pepper; gently mix until combined. Form patties and cook them as per instructions in the recipe for Bacon Blue Cheeseburgers. Place a large spoonful of the goat cheese mixture on top of each patty for the last few minutes of cooking so cheese melts.

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Ambitious takeout selection proves satisfying From page 31

Consider the case of The Crab Shop, now located in the austere business complex at 2455 Dollarton Highway. The business has been around for more than 40 years, 20 under the current ownership of Marcel Gregori, who catches the day’s haul of Dungeness crab every morning for the throngs of crustacean lovers that frequent his establishment. In addition to a brisk seasonal business in crab, The Crab Shop boasts “Vancouver’s Best Fish & Chips.” This claim is a bold one to make in a city with no shortage of fresh seafood. The atmosphere of the Crab Shop is purely functional. The public-facing portion of the business is a busy storefront with tanks and coolers crammed with the best sea creatures from of our coastal waters. There are some tables and seats here and there and a few newspaper articles, and autographs of celebrity patrons adorn the walls. A long hallway offers a glimpse of the operational side of the business that transforms the day’s catch into table-ready fare, including cooked and cleaned crab, halibut, and shrimp cakes, candied and cured fish (including an extraordinary sable fish candy), seafood sausages and the hot takeout fare, prepared in a small kitchen, that includes the aforementioned fish and chips. After a recent late afternoon visit to The Crab Shop for an ambitious selection of takeout seafood, I would suggest that not only is the claim of Vancouver’s best fish and chips entirely plausible, but also the busy shop offers evidence that truly great food will shine in any setting. My takeout order included halibut and chips, cod and chips, breaded prawns, fish tacos, a dozen raw Royal Miyagi oysters and two cooked and cleaned crabs. The scent of the food was so intoxicating that I ate most of the shrimp in the car on the way to deliver dinner to my family. The fish and chips (of which the halibut was the undisputed winner) was consumed in sporadic bursts on a picnic table as my kids chased away seagulls, and the oysters and crabs weren’t eaten until late at night, mostly from the edge of a sweltering hot kitchen between tepid swigs of Chablis. It was one of my best meals in recent memory. Contact: 604-929-1616, Chris Dagenais served as a manager for several restaurants downtown and on the North Shore. A self-described wine fanatic, he earned his sommelier diploma in 2001. Contact:

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RICK Hunt (left), Rossina Vizcaino, Marcel Gregori, Elena Mednikova and Maura McLaughlin are the team behind the popular seafood eatery The Crab Shop in North Vancouver.


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EMERSON Dohm of the North Shore Twins strokes a hit against the Victoria Eagles in their playoff series held Saturday and Sunday at Parkgate Park. The Twins hit well on the weekend but couldn’t slow down Victoria’s offence as the Eagles scored an upset 2-1 series win.

Twins topped in playoff shootout

Bats come alive for Victoria Eagles in high-scoring upset Andy Prest

IF you could go back in time to last Friday and tell the North Shore Twins that they were going to score 23 runs in their bestof-three series against the Victoria Eagles starting the following day, they’d probably start searching online for hotel rooms for the provincial championship final four tournament.

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After all, the Twins relied on excellent starting pitching and strong defence to help them finish third in the B.C. Premier Baseball League with an impressive 3018 record. That showing earned the team the right to host their opening round playoff series against the sixth-place Eagles but, in the end, home field and hot bats still weren’t enough to get the Twins through to the finals. The Twins got knocked around by Victoria in a 12-7 loss to open the series, rebounded for an 8-2 win in Game 2 but fell 9-8 in a dramatic, wild west shootout to end the series Sunday afternoon at picturesque Parkgate Park. The bats were there in every game but the Twins weren’t able to shut down the Eagles in the field. Twins head coach Larson Bauck played the time machine game himself moments after bringing his disappointed team together for an end-of-season meeting. “If you would have told me before the weekend that our pitching would have been our downfall, I would have told you you’re full of it,” he said. “But at the end of the day, it was the story. . . . It came down to pitching and defence and we just didn’t do it.” Game 1 was over in a hurry as the Eagles scored eight runs, all with two outs, in the second inning to take a 9-0 lead and then pushed their advantage to 11-0 in the third. Twins centre-fielder Tristan Graham hit a grand slam in the fifth to make the score respectable at 12-7 but that’s how it would end, Clark Grisbrook taking the loss and Victoria’s Kurt Horne earning the win. In game 2 the Twins put their ace on the mound and cruised to victory. Lefty Brad Smith, coming off a 10-win season, struck out four Eagles while allowing just one run on four hits and a walk in five innings. Catcher Riley MacDonald led the way at the plate with a 2-4 day, scoring one run while collecting three RBIs. Left-fielder Griff Goyer also had a nice game, scoring once and adding two RBIs while going 1-2 with two walks. The win set up Sunday’s sudden death showdown and the Twins actually got a dream start, scoring six runs in the bottom of the first to take an early 6-1 lead. The Eagles, however, spent the rest of the afternoon chipping away at the lead, scoring at least one run in every inning until the seventh. Victoria finally caught up on a squeeze bunt with one out and runners on the corners in the fifth inning — the Twins fielded the ball cleanly but the throw to home plate sailed over the catcher’s head. One batter later Kyle Muri gave the

NORTH Shore relief pitcher Leo Metcalf was called upon early in game 1 after Victoria took a big lead. Eagles the lead for good with a two-out, two-run bloop single. The teams traded runs in the sixth, giving Victoria a 9-7 lead heading into the final inning. The Twins finally put up a zero in the top half and Emerson Dohm made it interesting in the bottom half when his two-out triple scored Mitch Grisbrook. But with the tying runner on third, Victoria’s powerful closer Brandon Feldman struck out Clark Grisbrook to end the game and the season for the Twins. Brandon Chernoff took the loss while Victoria’s Riley Edmonds survived his disastrous first inning and earned the win by shutting out the Twins over the next four frames. “We just didn’t play well enough today to win a baseball game,” said Bauck, adding that the team didn’t respond well to the big lead they racked up in the first inning. “We walked the leadoff guy the next inning,” he said. “When you get a five-run lead and it’s early in the game you’ve got to be aggressive and go after hitters. We didn’t do a good enough job of doing that today.” Leadoff runners, in fact, were a huge part of Victoria’s methodical comeback, said Bauck. “Their leadoff hitter got on the first six innings, we couldn’t get the leadoff guy See Eagles page 36

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The action began yesterday in the 47th edition of the tournament and will continue through four rounds, wrapping up Friday afternoon. This is the second time that Capilano has hosted the event, the first coming in 2003 when Abbotsford’s James Lepp set the course’s competitive record at 62 and finished with the lowest score in tournament history. Defending champion David Fink of Honolulu, a member of the Oregon State University team, headlines the field along with other notables such as Capilano club members David Rose and Kevin Spooner of West Vancouver and North Vancouver’s Bryan Lichimo. The first two rounds of the event are used to decide the Morse Cup, awarded to the three-man state or provincial team that earns the lowest combined score. The race for the individual title will wrap up with the final round on Friday with the leaders scheduled to tee off at around noon. For more information and live scoring updates visit — Andy Prest

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NICK Tarasiewicz of Colorado Springs, Colo., blasts a shot during the opening round of the Pacific Coast Amateur tournament at Capilano Golf & Country Club Tuesday. The four-round tournament featuring top amateurs from Canada and the U.S. wraps up Friday.

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out,” he said. “Right away you’re behind the eight ball right there. When you don’t get the leadoff guy out it puts you in a position where they can bunt or play a little small ball. You’ve got to take your outs and we didn’t do that today, we gave them too many extra outs. With any decent team that’s going to come back to haunt you, and it did today.” The Twins suffered some hard luck just before the series started as shortstop Anthony Cusati, the team’s best hitter this season, suffered an injury during practice the night before the playoffs began. “It was just a bizarre situation where he just took a swing and tweaked his hamstring,” said Bauck. “He’s a great player and any time you lose someone in the middle of your lineup and at the shortstop position, it’s always going to leave a hole.” The Twins were also without outfielder Robbie Panico, another top hitter throughout the season, who was on the shelf for the playoffs with a back injury. Bauck, however, was not about to use those injuries as an excuse. “I really can’t say that cost us,” he said, adding that offence wasn’t the problem. Matt Reyes, a member of the Junior Twins, was called up to the big club to fill in for Cusati and played well, going 5-9 in the series with a walk, two runs and three RBIs. “Matt came in and did a phenomenal job for us as a Grade 9 kid,” said Bauck. “He played great for us.” The major credit this weekend, however, goes to the Victoria Eagles, said Bauck. “Credit to them in really putting a gutsy effort forward,” he said. “They didn’t play great defensively but at the end of the day they did what they needed to do to win the ball games and that’s all that matters.” Feldman, the top hitter in the league this

year, stayed hot in the playoff series, going 5-9 with three walks, two triples, five runs and three RBIs for the Eagles. Second baseman Zane Takhar gave Victoria some surprise pop as well, going 6-10 with five RBIs, all while batting ninth in the order. “They were gritty,” Bauck said about the Eagles. “They battled at the plate. Any time they got two strikes, they had good at bats. They were never an easy out, they didn’t give anything away.” Victoria’s upset win was part of a wacky weekend in the BCPBL in which the top three teams all lost in the opening round. The No. 8 Vancouver Cannons, who squeaked into the playoffs on the final day of the season with a 24-24 record, upended the No. 1 Langley Blaze and their mighty 39-9 regular season record. Meanwhile the No. 7 Nanaimo Pirates swept the No. 2 Victoria Mariners in an all-Island battle. Only No. 4 Abbotsford, the provincial host team, managed to avoid an upset, winning a tough three-game series against the Coquitlam Reds. As for the Twins, Bauck was able to find the positives in a season that ended short of the team’s ultimate goal. “We’re moving six or seven guys on to the next level, we had a guy (Lachlan Fontaine) drafted and signed as a professional, we had eight guys go to the (provincial team’s) top-40 camp,” he said, adding that setting players up for success at the college level or even in the pros is the club’s top priority. Winning is always nice too though, and the Twins should have a lot of players back next year — including potentially Cusati and Smith — as well as a talented crop of players moving up from the juniors. “The future looks very bright for us and we’re excited,” said Bauck. “As tough as it is to take a loss like that right now, you look forward to the future and the North Shore Twins are going to be pretty good again.”

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