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Feds order up to 10 more ships on top of 2011 contract BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

The order books at Seaspan’s North Vancouver shipyard got a lot longer Monday when the federal government announced up to 10 more non-combat Canadian Coast Guard vessels worth $3.3 billion will be built there. Federal ministers and Seaspan management made the announcement before a crowd of shipyard workers. Planning is now underway to build up to five 65-metre medium endurance multi-tasked vessels and up to five 75-metre offshore patrol vessels. These are in addition to the $8-billion government contract Seaspan won in 2011 to build a polar icebreaker, three offshore fisheries science vessels, an offshore oceanographic ship and two support ships. Speaking at the announcement, Public Works Minister Diane Finley underscored what contracts would mean for local employment. “This means additional years of work for Seaspan and its employees.That, ladies and gentlemen, represents a lot of good, stable jobs for Canadians, particularly here in B.C.,” she said. “Even better — rather than being a flash in the pan, it is at last bringing some long-term stability to this industry. . . .The boom

Brian Carter (left), president of Seaspan, Public Works Minister Diane Finley, West Vancouver MP John Weston, Labour Minister Kellie Leitch and Seaspan workers view the Squamish Nation carving given to Finley by Seaspan. Use the Layar app to see a video and more photos of the announcement. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD and bust cycles that have long plagued the Canadian shipbuilding industry are already becoming a thing of the past.” Seaspan has been preparing for the work with a $200-million investment in infrastructure at its North Vancouver property that includes six new buildings and a 300-tonne gantry crane. The modernization

project, made possible through the government contract, will allow Seaspan to compete for private sector shipbuilding contracts once the last coast guard ship has sailed, according to Brian Carter, Seaspan president. Rather than having to hire an even larger complement of new See 800 page 3

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saw the young woman unhappy and that she appeared to be treated as a member of the family. Two family friends testified Monday morning at the human trafficking trial of West Vancouver businesswoman Mumtaz Ladha, 60, who faces four charges under the

Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. Earlier in the trial, the 26 year-old woman who the Crown alleges was forced to be an unpaid domestic servant in Ladha’s Bramwell Road home testified that she See more page 3


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Skate bowl a heritage icon Dedicate and repair Seylynn urge 400 fans

800 more jobs to be created in the next four years

JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

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Rocky Anderson was in Grade 8 when the first boarders barrelled through the spirals of Seylynn skate bowl in 1978. More than 35 years later, the park has earned the right to be preserved as part of North Vancouver’s history, according to Anderson, who is currently campaigning to have the spot recognized as a heritage site. A Facebook page promoting Anderson’s campaign has been liked more than 400 times. The sound of polyurethane wheels gliding over graffiti-emblazoned asphalt has long been sweet music for Anderson, who describes Seylynn as the grounds where he bonded with his son. “That’s when this park really, really became important to me, when we started skating there together,” he says. “We’ve both broken bones there and left blood behind . . . but that’s actually endeared us to the park and made us closer to the park, having both broken bones there and healed and gone back.” But while Anderson’s bones have mended, Canada’s oldest skatepark has deteriorated. “It’s damaged everywhere from tip to tail,” said the personal trainer and kickboxing studio

workers, Monday’s announcement means the Seapan employees of today and the new hires that will come as a result of the initial contract will have steady work for even longer. “Today’s exciting news allows us to go off and work with the coast guard and understand the timing in detail. Our workforce, with the backlog we have, is going to grow from where it is today (fewer than 200) to about 1,000 people in the next three or four years,” he said. “These vessels will just sustain that level of employment for years to come once we start construction.” The medium endurance multi-tasked vessels will be mainly used for the “deployment, recovery and maintenance and aids to navigation,” according to the government, but will also be capable for use in search and rescue, fisheries management and environmental response. The patrol vessels, which are large enough to stay at sea for up to six weeks, will be used mainly for fisheries protection “both in Canadian waters and on the high seas,” Finley said, as well as for search and rescue navigational support, environmental response and maritime security. Construction on the first fisheries science vessels is expected to start in 2014.

Rocky Anderson leans through the curves of Seylynn skate bowl. Opened in 1978, the bowl is a destination for skateboarders across North America. Use the Layar app to see video of the bowl. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD owner. Adorned with temporary patches and rife with divots and cracks, an expert needs to inspect the site. Besides esthetic concerns, the potential for erosion and hollow spots also constitute a risk to boarder’s safety, according to Anderson. “Let’s make sure that our District of North Vancouver and the developers do the right thing, and in my opinion what that is is bringing the park back to its former lustre,” he said. The Lower Lynn park is

adjacent to a development boom in the District of North Vancouver, with three of the North Shore’s tallest buildings currently taking shape in nearby Seylynn. The district has no plans to remove the skate bowl, but the prospect of new neighbours has made Anderson skittish over Seylynn’s future. “I think of these guys in their ivory towers looking down on this park, and they see this decrepit, old, unkempt slab of cement with all this graffiti on it:

that’s not what they want to look at.That’s not what they want in their backyard,” he said. “There’s a group of us that are very, very concerned about what’s going to transpire over the next little while.” Since undertaking this initiative, Anderson said he’s heard from skateboarders from Japan, Sweden and Mexico who all want to help preserve the “cultural treasure.” “I don’t think this is a skateboarding initiative, I think it’s a Canadian

initiative,” he said. “I want to skateboard with my grandchildren there.” The district is currently mulling over revitalizing Bridgman and Seylynn parks. One part of the review will explore ways to improve the skate bowl, according to district communications officer Jeanine Bratina. Anyone with a strong opinion on Seylynn and Bridgman parks is invited to join an open house slated for 5:30 p.m. on Oct. 23 at 1370 Crown Street.

Woman’s role in WV household key issue in trial From page 1 was lured to Canada from Tanzania with promises of a job in a beauty salon Ladha planned to open. But when she got here, the woman said she was instead forced to work 18 hours a day doing everything from cleaning bathrooms to washing the family’s laundry by hand, washing windows and serving meals. The woman testified she slept in a small windowless room off the pool. She told the judge she was not allowed to eat with the

family and had to wear a uniform to greet guests when Ladha hosted parties. That version of events was in sharp contrast to the testimony of Ladha family friends who testified Monday about the closeness they had observed between Ladha and the young woman they described as a “guest” or companion of Ladha. Nurez Kassam, a veterinarian who lives just a block away from Ladha in the British Properties and regularly visits the family, said he observed the young woman

being included in social gatherings both in the Ladha home and at other events, including dinners out to restaurants and trips to the movies. Kassam said the young woman and Ladha appeared to get along well. “They would be giggling and talking,” he said. Kassam said he never saw the young woman doing any domestic work in the home or observed Ladha treat her like an employee. Kassam added the young woman referred to Ladha by the Ismaili word for “mama.”

In cross-examination, Crown counsel Peter LaPrairie questioned Kassam on his characterization of the young woman’s role in the Ladha household. LaPrairie suggested in the more than 20 years Kassam has known Ladha, her 7,000 square foot house has always been immaculate. “She’s always had a housekeeper working in her home, hasn’t she?” he asked. “You’ve never seen Mrs. Ladha vacuuming the house have you?” he asked. “You’ve never seen her

washing the floors?” LaPrairie also questioned why if the young woman was a guest who was treated like family, did Kassam not check on her after Ladha returned to Africa in February 2009, leaving her in the home alone with Ladha’s daughter, who was frequently away. “I was busy working,” said Kassam. “I’m working six days a week.” A second friend of the Ladha family, Zul Somani, also testified Monday. Somani, manager of a $1-billion hotel chain that

includes the Pan Pacific, said he met the young woman during a dinner at Ladha’s house. “(Ladha) told me (the young woman) was here as her guest and companion,” he said. Somani said everyone ate together at one table. “It was a family gathering,” he said. “Did it appear to you that (the young woman) was Mrs. Ladha’s housekeeper,” asked defence lawyer Tony Paisana. “No,” said Somani. The trial continues.


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THREEWestVancouver residents found out the hard way that roads really are slippery when wet after the truck they were travelling in flipped on to its roof when the driver lost control Monday morning. The driver — a 27 yearold West Vancouver man — was heading on to the onramp for Highway 1 at 15th Street around 10:40 a.m. when he lost control on the wet road.The truck spun, struck the curb and flipped upside down in the ditch, said Const. Jeff Palmer, spokesman for the West Vancouver Police Department. One man made it out of the vehicle, but West Vancouver firefighters had to use the Jaws of Life to

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Dear Editor: During the pipeline debate Ms.Woodsworth of the Georgia Strait Alliance’s vivid presentation has supposedly illustrated the enormous increase in the oil spill risks if we allow

the increase in the tanker traffic. But that is in the sharp conflict with the reality; the fact that due to technological and regulatory advancements, and in spite of huge increases in the tanker traffic around the

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Dear Editor, The Sept. 24 visit of Fisheries Minister Gail Shea to the North Shore was more than a response to the letter published only two weeks before by John Fraser and Dave Brown (Feds Must Act on Cohen Report, Sept 15). Her visit reflected two key elements of a healthy democracy – engaged citizens and a responsive government. Fraser and Brown have

demonstrated an exemplary passion for the protection and enhancement of a sustainable fishery. Articulate and well-versed on fisheries issues, they and other volunteers have in response to my invitation assembled on a regular basis over the last four years in what we have come to know as the Sea to Sky Fisheries Roundtable. Theirs is the role of a “vigilant citizenry.” As

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I am proud of Minister Shea as she came and met with our Roundtable so soon after Fraser and Brown published their letter, a letter that was as critical as it was constructive. Minister Shea showed up and received deserved praise for helping implement some of the things we in the riding have supported through her consistent dialogue. The Roundtable also

asked the Minister to move forward on other things, notably, to provide a response to the Cohen Report. Given her track record in responding to local constituents, I have no doubt that she took seriously the requests that were put before her. John Weston, M.P. West Vancouver – Sunshine Coast – Sea to Sky Country

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - North Shore News - A7

The origins of the natural species

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The various offshoots of the sovereign citizen movement have been back in the news lately. You may be familiar with this movement under another name, including natural persons or more recently Freeman on the Land. All these names are mere branches from the same tree, and all their adherents believe that they have discovered the truth — and the truth is weird. They believe that various government rules can be escaped by odd practices. Thus the freemen tend to give their names as John Brian of the Smith family rather than plain old John Brian Smith, or with odd punctuation, such as JohnBrian: Smith. Their practices include not paying income tax, not obeying building codes, never using their SIN cards (that lets the government own you, man!), not getting drivers’ licences, and making their own licence plates. When dragged into court for any of these practices, they typically try to drown the judge and prosecutors under a flood of legal bafflegab about natural rights, common law, admiralty law, and the importance of not spelling your name in all-capitals. Essentially, they believe their arcane knowledge is a get out of jail free card. So far, it has seldom proved useful, and a number of natural persons have spent time in jails across Canada for tax evasion and contempt of court. If you go all the way back, you find one root of the movement with the faith known as British Israelism, the idea that white Anglos are the descendents of the lost tribes of Israel. A virulently racist offshoot of this became Christian Identity by the 20th century, which had the charming view that only white people have souls. The Christian Identity folks cross-pollinated with (and were often the same people as) the Posse

Comitatus movement, which was a cross between a militia movement and a tax-protesting self-help group. Tax protesting is the other root of the movement, going back to the 1940s. Some in the U.S. claimed that the government had no legal right to collect income taxes in particular. It was the Posse Comitatus that came up with a lot of the legal mythology used by the modern sovereign citizens, but it spread slowly outside of the right wing fringe, likely because no one wanted to be associated with a bunch of violent racists with a history of shooting/being shot at by the cops. Then sometime in the late 1990s or early 2000s, the tax protesting ideas and conspiracy theories stripped away the racist taint, along with some of the violent tendencies of the groups. Now the U.S. and Canadian tax resisters who subscribe to the ideas come from a variety of ethnic groups, and New

Age spiritual beliefs seem to be almost as common as Christian ones. The ideology is now free to spread, and spread it does. Anyone who’s ever felt kicked around by the government or heartless corporations (that’s everyone) has to feel some

sympathy for these folks. At least for the nonviolent ones. In Canada, Daren McCormick of Nova Scotia was convicted of threatening to kill police officers in 2012. His case and others have put the Freeman/sovereigns on the

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Nothing you hear about being a natural person or Freeman will help you with real tax authorities, real cops or real judges. Please, if you want to go to court, use a good lawyer, not an imaginary law. mclaxton@langleyadvance .com

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3 years for sexual abuse 81-year-old man jailed for sex with stepdaughter 35 years ago JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

An 81-year-old man with a distinguished career and longtime involvement in his church was sent to jail for three years last week for the repeated sexual abuse of his stepdaughter more than four decades ago. B.C. Supreme Court Justice Gregory Fitch sentenced the elderly man on Oct. 2, after finding him guilty of the historical sexual offence earlier this summer. The abuse took place in West Vancouver over a period of years in the 1970s, when the victim was a teenager and her stepfather was in his forties. “The offence involved a gross breach of trust by someone who was in a

parental role,” said Fitch, adding the abuse has “had a devastating and lifelong impact” on the victim. While acknowledging that jail will be a hardship for the elderly offender, Fitch said his sentence must speak to the “very real and present need to denounce the sexual abuse of young women” and children. The judge added people who betray the trust of those most vulnerable need to know they “can expect to be dealt with severely by the courts.” During the trial, the stepdaughter — now in her 50s — testified that her stepfather had sex with her several times, beginning when she was home sick one day and was alone in the house with her stepfather. The woman told the judge she was scared and in shock at

the time. She testified that afterwards, her stepfather told her “Don’t say anything to your mom.” The woman testified about other incidents of sexual activity that followed, including one encounter in the basement of a church where he volunteered. The woman said there were 10 or 12 other occasions when she was a teen or young adult when her stepfather approached her for sex and she refused. The sexual abuse and requests from her stepfather continued for more than a decade. She did not tell anyone what had happened until much later in her adult life, after her mother had died. “She was frightened, embarrassed and fearful of the consequences,” said Fitch in handing down his sentence. “She shouldered her burden silently and alone.” Three years ago, following her mother’s

death, the woman confronted her stepfather about what happened, telling him his abuse had resulted in her inability to sustain relationships or have children of her own. The woman later went to police. Testifying in his own defence in the trial, the stepfather acknowledged having sex with his stepdaughter, but said it was consensual activity that happened when she was an adult. But the judge rejected that. Fitch added while the man was ashamed at engaging his stepdaughter in a sexual relationship, he still had not expressed remorse for the criminal acts he committed when she was a teenager. In addition to the jail time, the man will also have his name entered in the sex offender registry. Under a court-ordered publication ban, the man cannot be named in order to protect the identity of his victim.

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61 Maplewood townhouses approved Anthem Properties scolded for premature demolition JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

Despite one complaint about premature demolition, Anthem Properties has won its bid to build a 61-unit townhouse development at Seymour River Place near Maplewood Farm. Located south of Mount Seymour Parkway, the development comprises five threestorey buildings consisting primarily of two- and three-bedroom units. Anthem’s decision to tear down the houses on the property before winning its rezoning permit was a slap in the face to the district’s democratic process, according to Coun. Lisa Muri. “I will send a message to all developers in this community that it’s not cool to go ahead and tear down homes when a decision has not been made,” she said at the Sept. 23 council meeting. The demolition sent a

Coun. Lisa Muri puts developers on notice about acting in advance of council decisions.

message the project was a done deal, Muri said. “I don’t know why I’m here if that’s the case,” she said. “I don’t think I’ve ever seen that happen before and I don’t ever want to see it happen again.” Muri and Coun. Robin Hicks had previously expressed esthetic

concerns about the project, comparing its appearance to a barn and a barracks, respectively. Anthem has been receptive to council’s comments on the issue, said Coun. Mike Little, who congratulated the developer for integrating a variety of textures and feels into the final design. “I like the way that the developer has varied the front on the building so that as you’re looking down you don’t get this wall that you’re looking across,” he said. Despite Muri’s misgivings, the only negative vote on the project came from Coun. Roger Bassam. “I don’t see any redeeming qualities, any reason to be going ahead with this,” he said. The land has potential to be something more than townhouses, according to Bassam, who previously noted the project’s proximity to the Second Narrows Bridge and the district’s industrial land. Bassam focused on the project’s 12 one-bedroom units, which are 510 square feet on average. “I’ve been in garages

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square feet. The maximum height of the buildings is 38 feet. Because the rezoning boosts the land value by $525,000, Anthem is now on the hook for

a community amenity contribution of $395,000. Coun. Alan Nixon recused himself from the discussion on the grounds he did not attend the public hearing.

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Stepping away from the comforts of routine is a wonderful way of clarifying why we do the things we do and why we keep doing them. It’s like hitting the reboot button on the computer, the mental cache is cleared and the focus of “why” becomes clearer again. My “why”

is helping people create happy and healthy homes. I spent the last few months in a small row boat attempting something that had never been done before: to row a boat solely under human power, without sail or motor, across the fabled Northwest Passage. I attempted this because it was audacious, because it was a first and because it could bring awareness to an issue that is affecting us all — climate change. Over recent decades climate change has transformed the Northwest Passage from an impassable ice-choked waterway into a seminavigable sea route that, according to a Globe and Mail article, just saw its first commercial

ship traverse its waters, shipping coal (ironically) from B.C. to Finland. Climate change is here, it’s happening and it’s altering our world in ways that we can only pretend to understand. Rowing a boat across the Arctic was a single loud statement pointing to a pressing reality, a reality that needs to be addressed by us all. I’m no eco-warrior, far from it. I’m just a regular guy — a designer, a dad, a lover of the outdoors. I believe implicitly that through our simple day-to-day actions we can all make meaningful change. And here lies my mental reboot, I believe we can make a profound change on our global footprint by making changes right at

home, literally right in our home: living smaller, living healthier, living greener. It’s all simple stuff that, for most of us, characterizes desirable outcomes for our homes. In coming months I hope to delve into the design of the truly modern home, the home that speaks to a current way of living, the home that proposes alternatives to bad “housing” habits, the home that recognizes the need for positive change. I’d like to thank Dalit Holzman for doing an outstanding job of filling in for me when I was gone. KevinVallely is a residential designer in NorthVancouver. Follow along Kevin’s “small house” design at cliffhangerhouse.com.

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three factors combined lead to decreased aeration and the ability of plants to breathe, declining plant health, an increase in the growth of weeds and a general deterioration of the appearance of the garden. There are also problems downstream that occur as a result of erosion, including the deposit of sediment in waterways that affect the health of marine environments and animals as well as the transportation of fertilizers and pesticides that negatively affect water quality and ecosystem health. Worldwide soil erosion is a significant problem that affects all of us due to the loss of valuable topsoil from farmland, which leads to a reduction in the world’s ability to feed humanity. Closer to home, soil erosion is a significant problem for owners of properties sitting on very steep terrain or those properties adjacent to streams or rivers where real and significant financial impacts can occur when erosion occurs. Preventing erosion and soil degradation in the garden starts by understanding this one universal truth — soil is rare, valuable and fragile. All soil should be protected on a year-round basis through the use of protective mulches or the growing of plants. In the garden, the following methods are recommended

to protect soil. Don’t leave me naked: Bare soil is easily damaged and lost so always maintain a protective layer of organic mulch on the soil. Recommended mulches include bark mulch, composted bark mulch, wood chips, leaves (shredded or whole), manure and compost. Maintain a year round mulch layer over the entire soil surface to a depth of eight centimetres (three inches). I’m suffocating, take that cloth off me: Landscape fabric which is widely used for weed suppression is a waste of time and money in my opinion because the weeds end up growing on top of the fabric anyway. And over time the fabric’s micro-holes plug up, which denies the soil air and water. However, landscape fabric is useful as a temporary erosion control measure on steep slopes. Can I please have some clothes? Think of the bare soil as being equivalent to bare human skin. And you wouldn’t walk around naked so don’t expect your soil to go naked, especially during the pounding rains of winter. Plant trees, shrubs or groundcovers to clothe and protect the soil. People regularly ask me which plants best prevent erosion, but it is not as simple as a one size fits all prescription. Plant selection depends on the type of soil, aspect,

A sowbug, also known as a woodlouse, climbs over the glossy leaves of a periwinkle plant, a popular groundcover that can help solve or prevent soil erosion. PHOTO MIKE WAKEFIELD slope and depth, in other words, the right plant for the right place. And plants have an incredible ability to hold and protect soil. On steep slopes, a mixture of deciduous trees to grow deep into the earth to hold it combined with coniferous or evergreen trees and shrubs to grow across the upper layers of the soil to hold the surface work very well. In other areas, a robust groundcover like periwinkle might solve or prevent erosion problems. In general, some plants are better than no plants if erosion is a problem. Often, a combination of plants, land grading and some type of retention structure is needed for maximum erosion control on very steep sites. Retention structures like retaining walls should be properly designed and built to assure that the structure can withstand the inevitable

and intense pressure forces that will occur. Land grading practices like terracing can be effective at controlling the force of water flowing across the land. Well designed, chosen and placed rock boulders can also assist in controlling the movement of rain water across the garden. Rocks large or small are best combined with some type of plating to provide clothing and additional anchorage for the soil and rock. Even if your garden is not susceptible to erosion, the soil is susceptible to damage from the rainfall, so soil protection should always be top of mind, especially at the onset of the our rainy season. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer and builder, teacher, skills trainer and organic advocate. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca

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purple finch is one of at least a dozen species I’ve seen feeding on dried out (mummified) fruit. Autumn is when you should look for migrant birds from the North. Recently at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats, a cackling goose was sighted, a species that breeds in Alaska

Ducks like American wigeon, green-winged teal, northern pintail, and mallard move in to spend the winter here. It’s always fun to check carefully through the American wigeon for a rare Eurasian wigeon.The sides of the American wigeon’s head are green; the Eurasian’s are reddish brown making it easy to pick out from the other ducks.

Deep water ducks – the divers that have bred in the north of B.C.’s interior — gather in ever increasing numbers over the fall, including the surf scoter, Barrow’s goldeneye, bufflehead, and longtailed duck.Three species of merganser should be looked for off Osprey Point — common, red-breasted and hooded.The hooded is also seen in fresh water

ponds like the installed wetland at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats and at Ambleside. Mergansers (sometimes called “sawbills”) are fisheating ducks, their serrated bills helping them to catch slippery prey. Raptors like hawks, falcons and eagles are also on the move.The Conservation Area’s beloved ospreys will migrate out

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heading for parts south like Mexico, Central America or beyond. Our hearts go with them and we look forward to seeing the ospreys return next spring. Raptors like the red-tail and Cooper’s hawk can be seen hunting for prey at Maplewood.The red-tail is a buteo featuring a broad fan-shaped tail and broad rounded wings, making it a soaring hawk.The Cooper’s, or “Coop,” on the other hand, is an accipiter built for attack. Other hawks seen recently on the North Shore include the merlin, sharp-shinned hawk and peregrine falcon. An unusual and wonderful sighting on the September bird walk at the Conservation Area at Maplewood Flats was an American kestrel perched on a dolphin (wooden structure) offshore — not where one would expect to see a kestrel — but birds can fly. Shorebirds have all but passed through our area, but a few spend the winter here and should be watched for, like the greater yellowlegs, and sanderling. Along the rocky shores you can watch for the black turnstone and the black oystercatcher. It is also a good habitat to look for the colourful harlequin duck feeding just offshore. Small crabs are a favourite food of “harlies” and other

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Hope in Shadows project co-ordinators Carolyn Wong and Jessica Hannon Hope in Shadows opened its 11th annual photography exhibit in North Vancouver Monday at the Café for Contemporary Art.The project, which has been engaging amateur photographers in Vancouver’s Downtown Eastside since 2002, is featuring winning images from that neighbourhood, as well as from the North Shore through a second contest held in North Vancouver for the first time this year. One hundred local people participated thanks to the support of community partners, including North Shore Neighbourhood House,Tsleil-Waututh Nation, Ustlahn Social Society, Mother Bear, Lookout Society and the Canadian Mental Health Association.The exhibition will remain on display until Friday. hopeinshadows.com cafeforcontemporaryart.com Scan with Layar to watch videos describing the project.

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - North Shore News - A23

PUBLIC NOTICE

Permissive Tax Exemptions for the Year 2014 Under provision of SBC Chapter 26, Part 7, Division 7, Section 224 of the Community Charter. It is the intention of the Council of the District of West Vancouver to consider Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4766, 2013 at the regular Council Meeting to be held on Monday, October 21, 2013. Proposed Tax Exemption Bylaw No. 4766, 2013 will provide the following properties with an exemption from paying Municipal taxes in the year 2014. NOTE: The tax figures below are estimates only and will be modified based on changes in assessment and tax rates as determined by Council for

the years 2014, 2015 and 2016.

EXTRACT OF 2003 COMMUNITY CHARTER SBC Chapter 26 Part 7:

2014

2015

2016

Proposed Exemption

(estimated)

(estimated)

(estimated)

Ambleside Childcare Facilities Society at Ridgeview Elementary School, 1250 Mathers Ave.

224.2(d)

$345

$352

$359

Chartwell Preschool at Chartwell Elementary School, 1250 Chartwell Dr.

224.2(d)

$304

$310

$316

Christ the Redeemer Church 595 Keith Rd.

224.2(f)

$14,299

$14,585

$14,877

Club West School at Westcot Elementary School, 760 Westcot Rd.

224.2(d)

$85

$87

$89

Collingwood School Society Inc. 70 Morven Dr / 2605 Wentworth Ave.

224.2(h)

$45,899

$46,817

$47,753

(2) Tax exemptions may be provided under this section for the following:

Eagle Harbour Montessori Preschool at Eagle Harbour Elementary School, 5575 Marine Dr.

224.2(d)

$246

$251

$256

(a) land or improvements that (i) are owned or held by a charitable, philanthropic or other not for profit corporation, and (ii) the council considers are used for a purpose that is directly related to the purposes of the corporation;

Early Inquirers Preschool at West Bay Elementary School, 3175 Thompson Pl.

224.2(d)

$899

$917

$935

First Church of Christ Scientist, 714 20th St.

224.2(f)

$3,882

$3,960

$4,039

224.2(d)

$1,309

$1,335

$1,362

(d) the interest of a public authority, local authority or any other corporation or organization in land or improvements that are used or occupied by the corporation or organization if (i) the land or improvements are owned by a public authority or local authority, and (ii) the land or improvements are used by the corporation or organization for a purpose in relation to which an exemption under this Division or Division 6 of this Part would apply or could be provided if the land or improvements were owned by that corporation or organization;

Holly House & Footprints Preschool at Hollyburn Elementary School, 1329 Duchess Ave. Irwin Park Tree House Childcare at Irwin Park Elementary School, 2455 Haywood Ave.

224.2(d)

$348

$355

$362

Jumpstart Childcare at Gleneagles Elementary School, 6350 Marine Dr.

224.2(d)

$209

$213

$218

Kids Unlimited Solutions at Cypress Park Primary School, 4355 Marine Dr.

224.2(d)

$3,271

$3,337

$3,403

Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver 975 21st St.

224.2 (k)

$23,905

$24,383

$24,871

Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver 2151 Gordon Ave.

224.2 (k)

$25,524

$26,035

$26,555

Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver 959 21st St.

224.2 (k)

$26,075

$26,597

$27,129

La Maison at Cedardale Centre 595 Burley Dr.

224.2(d)

$2,728

$2,783

$2,838

Mulgrave Independent School Society 2310/2330 Cypress Bowl Rd.

224.2(h)

$47,190

$48,134

$49,096

North Shore Jewish Congregation 1305 Taylor Way

224.2(f)

$5,662

$5,776

$5,891

North Shore Unitarian Church 370 Mathers Ave.

224.2(f)

$10,878

$11,096

$11,317

Parish of St. Christopher’s 1068 Inglewood Ave.

224.2(f)

$4,866

$4,964

$5,063

Parish of St. Monica United Church 6404 Wellington Ave.

224.2(f)

$3,407

$3,475

$3,545

Park Royal Congregation of Jehovah’s Witnesses 1335 3rd St.

224.2(f)

$9,293

$9,479

$9,668

PJ Kids Club & West Van Playschool at Pauline Johnson Elementary School, 1150 22nd St.

224.2(d)

$508

$518

$528

Royal Canadian Legion, Branch 60 580 18th St.

224.2(a)

$4,092

$4,174

$4,257

St. Anthony’s Parish Catholic Church 2347 Inglewood Ave.

224.2(f)

$19,417

$19,805

$20,201

St. Anthony’s School 595 Keith Rd.

224.2(h)

$13,286

$13,552

$13,823

St. David’s United Church 1525 Taylor Way

224.2(f)

$10,068

$10,269

$10,475

(2) The following property is eligible for a tax exemption under this section:

St. Francis in the Wood 4773 South Piccadilly Rd.

224.2(f)

$9,160

$9,344

$9,530

St. Stephen’s Anglican Church 885 22nd St.

224.2(f)

$6,375

$6,502

$6,632

(b) eligible heritage property, being property that is (i) protected heritage property, (ii) subject to a heritage revitalization agreement under section 966 of the Local Government Act, (iii) subject to a covenant under section 219 of the Land Title Act that relates to the conservation of heritage property, or (iv) if property referred to in sub-paragraphs (i) to (iii) is a building or other improvement so affixed to the land as to constitute real property, an area of land surrounding that improvement.

Taking Shape Preschool at Caulfeild Elementary School 4685 Keith Rd.

224.2(d)

$686

$700

$714

The B.C. Binning House 2968 Mathers Crescent

225.2 (b)

$2,616

$2,668

$2,722

Vancouver Coastal Health Authority / Kiwanis Seniors Housing Society of West Vancouver 2195 Gordon Ave.

224.2 (k)

$4,611

$4,703

$4,797

West Vancouver Baptist Church 450 Mathers Ave.

224.2(f)

$18,328

$18,694

$19,068

West Vancouver Presbyterian Church 2893 Marine Dr.

224.2(f)

$7,596

$7,748

$7,903

West Vancouver United Church 2062 Esquimalt Ave.

224.2(f)

$26,420

$26,948

$27,487

Division 7: Permissive Exemptions General authority for permissive exemptions

224 (1) A council may, by bylaw in accordance with this section, exempt land or improvements or both, referred to in subsection (2) from taxation under section 197 (1) (a) [municipal property taxes], to the extent, for the period and subject to the conditions provided in the bylaw.

(f) in relation to property that is exempt under section 220 (1) (h) [buildings for public worship], (i) an area of land surrounding the exempt building, (ii) a hall that the council considers is necessary to the exempt building and the land on which the hall stands, and (iii) an area of land surrounding a hall that is exempt under subparagraph (ii); (h) in relation to property that is exempt under section 220 (1) (i) [seniors’ homes], (j) [hospitals] or (l) [private schools], any area of land surrounding the exempt building; (k) land or improvements for which a grant has been made, after March 31, 1974, under the Housing Construction (Elderly Citizens) Act before its repeal. 225 (1) In this section: eligible property means property that is eligible under subsection (2); exemption agreement means an agreement under subsection (5).

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Kathy Lynn

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“I’m looking for a stacker toy for babies.” The employee in the toy store didn’t miss a beat. “Is it for a girl or a boy?” I was stunned. It is not often that I am rendered speechless, but in this case I just stared at her. How can a stacker toy be gender-specific? It has coloured plastic donuts that kids can chew, toss, carry around or stack back on the post. Well, I soon learned when she showed me the two choices. The girl’s toy was

pastel pinks and purples and the boy’s toy was multicoloured. Give me a break. I was simply floored and chose the multi-coloured one. And that’s when I took a look around the store and realized that many of the aisles and toys were labelled by gender. In my view, toys are toys, kids are kids and different kids have different preferences by temperament, not by gender. So you can imagine how pleased I was to see a story out of the U.K. stating that Toys R Us will stop labelling toys “boys” and “girls.” New standards will be set for in-store signage and images will show children of both genders playing with the same toys. The change comes in response to a campaign from the group Let Toys Be Toys asking retailers “to stop limiting See Let’s page 25

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Norvan Saguiped (17) Argyle secondary Art teacher: Murray Bulger Favourite art: Surrealism/dream art Favourite artist: Salvador Dali His teacher writes: Norvan expresses his personal experiences through strong symbolism and surreal designs. He spends a great deal of time contemplating his work and exploring concepts and ideas using his sketchbook. Young Artists of the Week are selected from North Shore schools by Artists for Kids for displaying exceptional ability in their classroom artwork. For details, visit the website artists4kids.com. PHOTO CINDY GOODMAN

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Wednesday, October 9, 2013 - North Shore News - A25

PARENTING

Let’s do away with gender-specific labels From page 24

But, she also indicated which books were for boys and which for girls. The TV host actually said at one point after a book description of a greatsounding story for boys that girls would like it as well. But the book rep was undeterred and pointed out that she had another choice for girls. My take was that both sounded fabulous for all kids. I am not suggesting that we foist “boy toys” on girls or vice versa. I am instead suggesting that we group toys and books by genre, not by gender. There are action toys, toys to cuddle, puzzles and riding toys. It goes on and on. All kids will benefit from a variety of toys and if offered choices will decide depending on their mood and possibly personality what excites them in a given moment. Another area of interest in the toy department is the “educational toys.” This is another

children’s imaginations and interests by promoting some toys as only suitable for girls, and others only for boys.” Megan Perryman, who is a Let Toys Be Toys campaigner said that they are delighted to be working with a major toy retailer. It seems unbelievable to me that even in 2013, boys and girls are still growing up being told that certain toys are “for” them, while others are not. I believe that giving kids a message that they can only play with certain toys limits their scope of imagination and ideas. Later that week I was pleased to note that a representative from a local children’s bookstore was going to be talking about wonderful new books for kids on the local TV noonhour news. She showed us books for kids of all ages and they looked wonderful.

unfortunate style of labelling. The term “educational toys” is an oxymoron because every single thing your child touches, manipulates, chews, considers and listens to is educational. He is learning from playing in the dirt, from mushing his food, rolling cars and trucks around the room or cuddling a teddy bear. If we need to label these toys I would suggest calling them “academic toys.” But to say some toys teach more or teach better is just not accurate. Let’s allow our kids to simply play with whatever is available in their environment and let them learn about the world. Kathy Lynn is a professional speaker and author ofWho’s In Charge Anyway? and But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home. If you want to read more, sign up for her informational newsletter at parentingtoday.ca.

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ROMANCING THE STOVE Angela Shellard presents recipes for Thanksgiving side dishes. page 30

It was September and my friends and I had returned to school to begin second grade. Most of us knew each other from the neighourhood and we quickly fell into a familiar groove, goofing off as we placed our school bags in cubbyholes and comparing the designs of our pencil cases, bulging with still unbroken crayons. One day a rather scrawny, long-legged new kid, named Mark, was introduced to our class. Mark was not only new to the school but was new to Canada, his parents having relocated from England over the summer. In the classroom we were sure to demonstrate to Mark that we were a tight-knit bunch that went way back and that he was a newbie who had yet to prove his worth to us. But prove it he soon did. During lunch hour we played soccer and grudgingly permitted Mark to join us.The shy newcomer, it turned out, was gifted in the arts of dribbling, tackling, intercepting, passing, blocking, and, as our poor, unprepared goalkeeper quickly learned, scoring.This kid punched so far above his weight that we were left

awestruck, each of us now desperately hoping that he’d want to be our friend. I thought of Mark as I finished a bowl of delicious, richly flavoured and painstakingly prepared soba noodles at Tama Organic Life, the tiny Japanese grocer and noodle house that operates out the back of Ethical Kitchen on Mackay Street in North Vancouver. Tama consists of a small garage housing fresh and organic fruits and vegetables, as well as a seven-foot-byfive-foot kitchen in which chef Takashi Koriyama makes some of the best traditional soba noodles you will find anywhere. Entering the tiny Tama recently, I knew I was in for a special experience when I passed a shelf of perfectly intact, highly prized matsutake mushrooms, graded according to five quality levels.These earthy and aromatic fungi are among the most sought-after in the world; that they would feature in my meal just moments later I could not have guessed. Owner Hiroko Sugiyama began the shop as an organic grocer, specializing in produce from local farms. She then brought newly emigrated chef Koriyama on board to prepare traditional buckwheat noodles, or soba, made from organic Chilliwack buckwheat that is hand-milled on the premises. Koriyama is an accomplished Tokyo chef who worked for more than a decade in a high-end kaiseki restaurant, a Japanese establishment specializing in multi-course, haute cuisine menus. Soba is offered

Chef Takashi Koriyama cooks up a batch of soba noodles at Tama Organic Life in North Vancouver. A bowl of Japanese noodle soup is seen in the photo below. PHOTOS PAUL MCGRATH two ways at Tama: hot, in a lovingly crafted katsuo dashi (broth from bonito), or cold, served on a screened, bamboo tray called a zaru with traditional garnishes and dipping sauce. I opted for the hot version, which was served in an earthenware bowl with a ceramic spoon and chopsticks, accompanied by a ramekin of finely chopped green onions and a vial of spicy and fragrant shichimi togarashi, a dry condiment consisting of chilies, toasted sesame seeds, sansho peppers and other ingredients. Sugiyama effortlessly sold me a side of steamed rice with shaved matsutake mushrooms to complement the noodles. Buckwheat is not, in fact, See Subtle page 31

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blue cheese (if you don’t like blue cheese you can substitute a soft, creamy cheese) Salt and freshly ground black pepper Place potatoes in a Dutch oven; cover with cold water and add the teaspoon of salt. Bring to a boil, then reduce to a simmer and cook for about 20 minutes or until potatoes are very tender. Drain and keep warm. Place the half cup of butter and the cream in a small saucepan and place over low heat until butter is melted and cream is hot. While potatoes are cooking, melt two tablespoons of butter over medium heat; add the onion and cook, stirring often, for about 15 minutes or until onions are very soft and browned. Add the garlic and cook, stirring, for another See Chutney page 31


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three minutes. Remove from heat. Mash the potatoes with a potato masher; gradually stir in the butter-cream mixture (you may not need to use it all to get the consistency you desire) and the cheese until well blended. Stir in the onion-garlic mixture; season to taste with salt and pepper. Spoon mixture into a 13x9-inch casserole dish; place under heated broiler until top is lightly browned, about five minutes. Makes six servings.

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to a simmer in a large saucepan over medium-high heat. Cook and stir until the sugar dissolves, about five minutes. Add the apple and cranberries; reduce heat and simmer gently until the apple and cranberries are tender and the berries start to burst, about 10 minutes.Transfer chutney to a bowl and let stand until cool (remove and discard cinnamon sticks). Serve at room temperature or chilled; leftover chutney can be refrigerated for up to a month or frozen. Makes about five cups. ashellard@hotmail.ca

Subtle nutty flavour impresses From page 29 wheat at all; it is a plant related to rhubarb or sorrel. Noodles made from buckwheat do not impart any of the sticky starchiness that is characteristic of wheat noodles. Accordingly, Koriyama’s deep, hearty dashi remained perfectly clear despite containing a generous portion of precisely cut, expertly cooked al dente soba noodles.The noodles revealed subtle nutty and herbaceous flavours that came alive in the mahogany

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Carson Graham running back A.J. Blackwell gets wrestled down by a Sentinel tackler during a AA matchup Oct. 4. Blackwell racked up 179 yards and two touchdowns in just eight carries as the Eagles romped to a 70-0 win over the fledgling Sentinel senior team. PHOTO PAUL MCGRATH

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of problems beyond just stopping Blackwell, said Schuman. “If you devote too many resources to him you make yourself vulnerable to other players on their team and their spread offence,” he said. “That’s why it’s going to be so difficult for us.You

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Windsor quarterback Ty Marshall takes on a pair of Ballenas tacklers during a recent AA league game. Marshall threw for two touchdowns and rushed for another as Windsor scored a 28-0 win. PHOTO KEVIN HILL package, he’s a big, strong kid. He reads defences well and he’s their best runner as well so if he’s not getting it done through the air he’ll try to do it on the ground.” Blackwell and Marshall have put up huge numbers so far but both teams are far from one-man shows. “They are a really strong team,” Buchanan said of Windsor. “They’re always really well coached, Jim does a really good job with them. If you’re lining up against Windsor, they’re going to be very well prepared for what they’re going to see. We’re going to expect a real challenge this week. . . . For us, A.J. has gotten the bulk of the press and the bulk of the stats but it’s absolutely no indication on the rest of our players. We’ve got some other very talented running backs, our receivers are very deep across the board. We can

throw the ball to any of them with confidence and our line is playing very, very well. It’s a complete game for us right now.” With Windsor, Carson Graham and the powerhouse John Barsby team from Nanaimo all still undefeated in conference play, Friday’s matchup will go a long way towards determining who ends up where in the playoffs. “It’s not a make-orbreak for the season but it’s definitely going to have playoff implications for who you end up drawing in the playoffs,” said Schuman. “It’s an important game. Someone is going to be able to continue to play for the conference championship, No. 1 and No. 2, and the loser is pretty much going to be relegated to third spot.” Kickoff is Friday at 3:45 p.m. at Windsor secondary.


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North Shore News October 9 2013