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Fire leaves a dozen homeless Residents of Lonsdale walk-up expected to return home today BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

No one was injured but at least a dozen Lower Lonsdale residents are out of their homes after a

fire Monday afternoon. North Vancouver City Fire Department got the dispatch around 1:45 p.m., alerting them to a fire that started in the bathroom of a first-floor suite and

travelled up inside the walls into the second and third floors of the threestorey walk-up at 321 East Second St. “We called a second alarm and had additional units come in. It was a really aggressive attack,” said fire chief Dan Pistilli. Six suites were badly damaged and power and

gas had been shut off for the remaining 30 in the rental building, displacing more than 50 residents. “Six will definitely be uninhabitable for an extended period of time while the suites are repaired,” Pistilli said. Residents who were home at the time were bussed to North Shore

Neighbourhood House while authorities figured out the extent of the damage to the rest of the building. Emergency Social Services pays for fire victims to stay in a hotel for up to three nights following a fire. On Tuesday, Pistilli said the aim was to have electrical repairs done and most of the residents back

home by Wednesday. The fire started when a plumber was working on a first-floor suite’s bathtub and accidentally lit the paperback insulation on fire, Pistilli said. “He dampened the area down as he usually does, but it doesn’t take much to See Alarm page 5

North Van gang affiliate shot BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

A NorthVancouver man is in hospital after a double shooting in downtown Vancouver Monday night that left one known gangster dead. Vancouver Police Department responded to the 1100-block of Cordova Street around 10:30 p.m. after receiving several reports of gunshots. When they arrived, they found one man in a car and another one block away, both with gunshot wounds.The one in the car,Tejinder Singh Malli, died in hospital.The other, a North Vancouver resident who police are not identifying, had serious but non-life-threatening injuries. “He was taken to the hospital. He underwent surgery and he is in stable condition and is expected to survive,” said Sgt. Randy Fincham,VPD spokesman. “Both of these guys, we believe, have significant gang affiliations. . . . We believe See Hit page 3

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Whole Foods coming to Lonsdale Organic grocer slated for Onni’s Safeway site

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Whole Foods has been announced as the grocery chain that will replace Safeway at Lonsdale and 13th as Onni moves ahead with its mixed-use condo and commercial development. The developer confirmed the rumoured anchor tenant in a press release on Monday morning.Whole Foods is known to be a higher-end boutique chain with a focus on organic foods.The only other store on the North Shore is in West Vancouver, at The Village at Park Royal. “We’re thrilled to announce such a highcalibre grocery store as our anchor tenant. It is a great reflection of our entire development,” Nick Belmar, vice-president of sales for Onni, stated in a press release. “We know a lot of North Vancouverites will be really happy to hear this news.” Onni won approval for 344 condos in 24-storey and 18-storey towers, along with an eight-storey office tower and 90,000 square feet of commercial space at council one year ago. Whole Foods intends to open for business in 2018, but there’s no date set for when Safeway will close its doors for the last time.

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due to an old dry cleaning business on the property, and asbestos testing and removal from the main building. “There are a lot of moving parts to it so I don’t have a date yet.” Delesalle said he hopes to have the final design drawings and building permit application submitted to the city in April. Despite the blue-collar nature of the Lonsdale corridor,Whole Foods

shouldn’t have a hard time finding a market there according to Gordon Price, head of Simon Fraser University’s city program. There is a trend toward high-end downtown grocery stores spreading out to the suburbs, Price added, particularly if there is a surrounding population of 4,000 to 5,000 who can reach the store on foot or by transit.With the Onni project’s one- and twobedroom suites, and the

surrounding towers, threestorey walk-ups, townhouses and single-family homes, that will meet the threshold, he said, even with Loblaws City Market opening at 17th and Lonsdale last year. “They’ll take the lower and middle range, I guess,” Price said. “It sounds like about the right numbers. It there’s another 2,000-3,000 people in the neighbourhood, there’s certainly a niche to fill there.”

Another West Van cop steps down Latest retirement further reduces embattled police force’s top brass JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

A third member of the WestVancouver Police Department’s senior management team has left the ranks of the top brass. Insp. Barry Nickerson reportedly packed up his office and left the department on Friday. An announcement about Nickerson’s retirement went out to other members of the police department on Saturday. Nickerson becomes the third member of the

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management team to either leave or announce plans to leave in the past month. Police Chief Peter Lepine announced in February he will not be seeking a renewal of his five-year contract and will step down as soon as the police board finds a replacement. Insp. Mike Rattray’s retirement, effective at the end of March, was also announced last week. All three retirements come in the wake of an internal employee survey that pointed to widespread dissatisfaction with upper

Da21 E-U*80/a3 b8W[*a kU26% ;-33e f[*Ya328U management at the department.They also come after some police officers came forward to reporters with allegations of harassment within the

department. Lepine has said his own departure is not related to either the internal report or the harassment allegations. West Vancouver Police Department spokesman Const. Jeff Palmer said Lepine would not be commenting on either Nickerson’s or Rattray’s departures. Nickerson had been with the West Vancouver Police Department for 31 years. He was with the RCMP for seven years prior to that. The latest departure leaves the ranks of upper managers at the police department considerably thinner. Remaining senior managers include Deputy Police Chief Jim Almas and

Insp. Shane Barber. Another long-term member of the management team, Insp.Wayne Giesbrecht, left the police department in March of 2013. There’s been no word on whether any other departures are imminent at the police department. Last month,West Vancouver Mayor Mike Smith, who is also chair of the police board, vowed to have a new police chief in place as soon as possible. District of West Vancouver spokesman Jeff McDonald said Smith would not comment on the latest developments. See Workplace page 5

WestVancouver police are not suspecting foul play after investigating a body found near Ambleside Park on Saturday. A group of teenagers stumbled on the body of an adult man earlier that day in a wooded area south of Park Royal, according to a release issued by the West Vancouver Police Department . The man’s body appeared to have been at the site for some time, according to police.The cause of death had not been confirmed. The police department and coroner’s office currently suspect no foul play. “We’re fully satisfied this is a matter of investigation for the BC Coroners Service as a non-suspicious death and ourselves and the coroner are in communication with the family and we’ll be updating the family fully on all aspects of the investigation going forward,” said Const. Jeff Palmer on Monday. The identity of the man is not being released. Police are asking for anyone who may have been in this area over the past month and may be able to provide additional information to contact the West Vancouver Police Department at 604-9257300 and to quote file 14-2352.

Hit targeted, police say From page 1 both of these guys were targeted.” Investigators are now poring over statements from a number of witnesses to get an idea of what happened in the fracas. “It was a pretty hectic scene.There were people running and going everywhere and there were cars driving and all sorts of stuff.We’re trying to determine if there was a car involved, how many potential suspects were involved,” Fincham said. Fincham could not say what criminal group the victims belong to, as gang allegiances shift often these days.


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‘Flotel’ gets a makeover at dry dock Converted Estonian ferry to house 600 workers in Kitimat NIALL SHANNON nshannon@nsnews.com

After undergoing extensive renovations at North Vancouver’s dry dock, the “flotel” has arrived in Kitimat, B.C. to provide housing to roughly 600 workers. Once named the Silja Festival, the former Eastern European ferry has been converted into a floating hotel for hundreds of temporary workers who will work on the Rio Tinto Alcan aluminum smelter in Kitimat. The flotel will house the surge of workers who have rented rooms and hotels in the small northern B.C. town. Bridgemans Services,

the owners of the vessel now christened the Delta Spirit Lodge, gave a media tour of the vessel Friday. Walking through the 171-metre vessel, the vessel still bore signs of its former owners this past Friday, with labels and banners in Estonian present on the lunch hall’s beer taps and in the dance hall and kitchen. More than 150 workers were contracted to clean and retrofit the former Baltic Sea ferry, which arrived at North Vancouver’s Burrard Dry Dock on March 3. Renovations to the ship began as it travelled from the Baltic Sea, through the Panama Canal and up the West Coast, according to a

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room, lunchroom and access to laundry as well as a gym. Upgrades to the vessel cost more than $4 million, according to Bridgemans. A further $1 million in food was loaded while in dry dock. This is the first major contract that

the Richmond-based company has received, with two vessels currently in construction, one 82room ship and the other a 300-room vessel due for release in May and June respectively. Andrew Purdey, spokesman for Bridgemans Services, said the company is hoping opportunities with liquefied natural gas contracts will keep the vessel and company afloat for some time to come. “(Bridgemans Services) believe there are going to be a lot of international players in the Skeena area, and we want to provide the solutions to the problem of workers’ accommodations,” said Purdey last Friday. Purdey said the flotel is expected to stay up in Kitimat for a year during the smelter upgrades.

On Feb. 26, two WorkSafeBC inspectors also went to the police department and spoke to supervisors and employees regarding the

West Vancouver Police Department’s harassment policy.They determined the policy is in compliance with provincial law. Inspectors noted all employees have also recently been required to complete

an online training course on harassment. Palmer said officers in the department are continuing to serve the public, despite the public attention that’s recently been focused on management problems.

“People know they have duties.They show up and are dong their job,” he said. “Clearly people are concerned that there’s negative reporting out in the media.There’s still excellent police work being done.”

From page 1 get that paperback going,” he said. What likely prevented the fire from spreading faster was early detection courtesy of the building’s upgraded life safety alarm system, Pistilli said. Every multi-unit residential building built prior to 1992 is required to upgrade to the system, which provides individual smoke and heat detection and alarms in each unit, and automatically alerts the fire department when one is triggered. About two-thirds of the city’s older woodframe residential buildings have done the work ahead of the 2015 deadline. “It’s very, very important,” Pistilli said after the fire. “It made a big difference today.”

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City and district: No great cultural divide Dear Editor: Re: City Divided on Restructure Study, March 5. I completely agree with Coun. Don Bell, that reactions to amalgamation are tinged with emotions and/or personal bias. Let’s be frank; we want to amalgamate in order to, among other things, save taxpayers some expenses, including

bureaucrats’ salaries. I find it unacceptable that certain councillors refuse even to take a look at the proposed study. I find myself in the same position as many other North Shore residents, in that I pay property taxes in the district and pay business taxes in the city. My family and I use the city’s library and the district’s pool, so if I do not

differentiate in my daily life whether I use the facilities of the city or the district, then why would my tax dollars? I congratulate Mayor Mussatto for amassing $100 million of my tax dollars in the bank, but may I remind him that without the support of the district residents, there would be no such surplus. It is a gross

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Gov’t recycling policy a threat to newspapers PETER KVARNSTROM Contributing writer

British Columbians have every right to be proud of our world-leading recycling program, built right here in this province. The achievement of the mighty Blue Box is the product of an efficient partnership between municipal governments, the private sector, and the people of British Columbia. It gets the job done and, at an average cost of $35 per household each year, it gets the job done at a good price. So, if the system for recycling waste packaging is working so well, why is the province so keen to “fix it” and hand it over to the very multinational corporations who shipped us all that packaging in the first place? Sounds remarkable, but that is exactly what the provincial government is doing. On May 19, the government’s new multi-material recycling regulation will formally end the days of local decision-making over our Blue Box programs and hand it to some of the largest producers of plastic and paper packaging the world has ever known. Critical decisions about the province’s recycling program will no longer be made by elected representatives who live in the communities those programs serve. Instead, a group made up almost entirely of Toronto-based executives of multinational companies will decide who will pay how much for the privilege of collecting and processing your recyclables. What is going on here? The consequence will be a dramatic increase in

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costs for British Columbia’s businesses, particularly the province’s newspapers. In fact, we estimate that the newspaper industry is threatened with a bill that could come to $14 million. That is a dramatic increase when you consider that newspapers aren’t required to pay product stewardship fees today, directly. Newspapers, like all businesses, pay for these services the same way all British Columbians do: through their property taxes. That doesn’t mean newspapers haven’t been participating in recycling and the environment, far from it. In fact, newspapers are the original recycled product and publishers have taken steps, such as moving to vegetablebased inks, to minimize the environmental impact of our product. Diversion rates for newsprint are a remarkable 85 per cent, already well above the government’s own target. The government’s new recycling regulation wouldn’t do a thing to improve newspapers’ already impressive recycling record. What it will do, however, is dump a massive new cost onto the back of a fragile industry still challenged to stay standing. While our readership is stronger than ever, British Columbia’s newspapers are struggling financially. Having Victoria force a $14 million tax on newspapers in the current environment looks an awful lot like someone throwing an anchor to a drowning person. Sadly, every single newspaper, from large regional dailies to the smallest community weekly, in every part

of the province, will be impacted. Indeed, there is no greater threat to the vibrancy of British Columbia’s newspaper industry today than the government’s new recycling policy. Think about that for a minute while enjoying your next read. It is your daily newspaper, your community weekly, that is at risk here. But the new recycling regime will not only cause a wave of damage and job losses across newsrooms everywhere, it will also have an impact on many

other businesses, as well as thousands of municipal jobs that will be put at risk with the loss of local decision making for our recycling programs. And don’t believe for a minute that this will somehow help B.C. families. The reality is that these costs will be passed on to consumers, who will now pay for the cost of recycling every time they have a box of pizza delivered, pick up a carton of milk or buy a roll of toilet paper. The government still

hasn’t said what was so wrong with the current Blue Box program that they could only fix it by hurting local businesses and costing hard-working people their jobs.Yet, in spite of having no clear rationale, the province seems intent on gambling away the success of the Blue Box with an experiment in something they like to call “extended producer responsibility.” The ironic truth, of course, is that the government’s new handsoff approach actually represents an abdication

of responsibility, not its extension. As a result, decisions about nearly every aspect of our recycling system will be handed over to a small group of big businesses based thousands of kilometres east of the Rockies. British Columbia’s environment minister may think that’s just fine, but I suspect the people of British Columbia might have a different opinion. Peter Kvarnstrom is chairman of the Canadian Newspaper Association and a B.C. newspaper publisher.

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100 North Shore Youth to Move for Social Change One-hundred North Shore teens will come together on March 13th to move, sweat and create social change in their community. The event called The 100 Dialogue, combines physical motion with conversation as part of a unique initiative to inspire local youths. Taking place at Windsor Secondary School, 100 students will be split up into three 45-minute sessions that include fitness, dancing, tie-dye colouring, and ending with a 100-person yoga class and a dinner. Throughout each session, facilitators will have conversations with students on issues faced by immigrants living on the North Shore. The 100 Dialogue is the brain child of North Shore residents, Alex Mazerolle and Jian Pablico, co-founders of DISTRIKT Movement – a yoga and fitness studio. Through their work with North Shore youth, they’ve seen the power of movement first-hand. “We want youth from the North Shore to come together for a cause that is vital to the community as a whole,” says Pablico. “We strongly believe that true inclusivity and community occurs when people start showing up for a cause that matters to their neighbours.” The goal of The 100 Dialogue is to start a conversation amongst teens on the North Shore about their community and how to make it more welcoming and inclusive to everyone, especially newcomers. “We knew that in order to get the point across, it had to be interactive, innovative, and something born out of the youth’s own ideas,” says Mazerolle. “We have seen the effects of movement in our community and we wanted to offer the same to local teens.” Mazerolle and Pablico have teamed up with the North Shore Welcoming Action Committee (NSWAC) to help deliver The 100 Dialogue event. The event is geared at youths aged 13 - 18 from across the North Shore. While there is no cost to attend, spaces are limited and pre-registration is required.

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DISTRIKT is a community built around movement with classes to satisfy any fitness level. From yoga, to battle ropes, to dance, the studio is a one-stopshop for all active lifestyle pursuits. Classes are for both youth and adults, and the studio is also now the home base for two youth focused movement and leadership programs, Girlvana Yoga and Vars/ty Initiative.

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Working with the North Shore Multicultural Society, the North Shore Welcoming Communities Project (NSWAC) has a seven-year history of working collaboratively to enhance the welcoming nature of the North Shore. The NSWAC is comprised of 20 North Shore Community partner agencies including those that represent both K to 12 and post- secondary education, libraries, First Nations, business, health, parks and recreation and community services. Representatives from all three municipal governments are also active members.

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The B.C. Court of Appeal has upheld a B.C. Supreme Court decision that awarded a West Vancouver woman more than $238,000 for injuries suffered when her minivan was rearended — even though she continued to run marathons after the accident. Gloria Lee Clark was awarded $238,700 in damages in 2012, including $100,000 for diminished ability to earn income and $85,000 for loss of enjoyment of life. A B.C. Supreme Court justice granted the award, despite evidence that Clark did not take any significant time off work and ran five

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So you’re not Irish? Well that doesn’t mean you can’t celebrate St. Patrick’s Day along with those who are. St. Patrick’s Day commemorates the patron Saint Patrick, a missionary in Ireland who spread the teachings of Christianity. Over the years, St. Patrick’s Day has evolved to become a celebration of Irish heritage. It’s easy to bring a little Irish into our homes on this special day with some simple decorating ideas incorporating the traditional shamrock.You may not wish to decorate your home in green but you can add a few little St. Patrick’s Day touches to your dining table. Here are a couple of quick and simple ideas to help you celebrate the day in style. Green Macintosh Apple Votives If adding a little green to your table is what you are after then this idea may be for you. Purchase two to three green Macintosh apples from your local grocery store. Using a melon baller or small spoon and paring knife, carve out a small hole at the top of the apple that’s large enough for

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a tea light to fit in. Place the tea light inside and repeat for the remaining apples. Display as a group or scatter them down the middle of your table. Herb Rolls This is a nice idea if you plan to have dinner guests for St. Patrick’s Day. Purchase a package of brown-and-serve dinner rolls. Before you bake them, brush the unbaked rolls with a little egg white wash (one egg white slightly whisked along with two teaspoons of water). Place a single sprig of Italian parsley on the top of the roll.The sprig should look similar to an Irish shamrock. Brush the roll again with the egg wash mixture to seal the parsley, then bake the rolls according to package directions. Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. Contact Barb at barb@lunter.ca or follow her on her blog at lunter.ca.

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From page 14 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. Elaine, 604-929-2928 or Chris, 604-924-1628

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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 nsrp.bc.ca. 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

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Next week, St. Patrick’s Day falls on Monday, which coincides with the seminal week of rose pruning. Notwithstanding the many micro-climates that exist across our region, which may provide some shelter or be colder than the average, rose pruning is traditionally done during St. Pat’s Day week. The higher up the Shore you live, the later you have to prune to allow for colder temperatures at higher elevations. Lower elevation gardens below the Upper Levels Highway and down near the ocean could have already started pruning roses.

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manure. The topsoil will provide a base and the manure will microbially inoculate the topsoil to provide good growth. Be sure to mulch all rose beds after planting to keep the rose roots cool and moist and to realize the many other benefits of mulch. If you absolutely must fertilize, then fertilize in late May or early June as growth gets into full swing. Do not fertilize too early in

foot. Using large doses of chemical fertilizer on roses will see them grow soft tissue that is predisposed to pest and disease attack. To prevent pest and disease attack on roses, the most effective method is to prevent attack before it happens. Roses will only bloom if they are grown in full sun — at least six or seven hours per day. Deep, healthy soil is a must, if the soil has poor drainage, low fertility, no mulch or any other barrier

the season or your fertilizer will be leached into the ocean, which creates aquatic dead zones. If you have applied manure or compost, then no chemical fertilizer is needed. If you must for some logical reason fertilize, use a low-strength, all-purpose, granular, slow-release fertilizer that contains micronutrients. Do not follow bag rates, instead apply half of whatever the bag recommends per square

to healthy growth, then the roses will look pitiful regardless of any fertilizer you apply and pests and disease will invade. Despite your best efforts, pest and disease infestation may occur. When it comes to diseases, I follow one simple rule: if the rose is predisposed to any sort of disease, be it rust, mildew or black spots, then the rose should be destroyed. There are far too many good roses on the market to have to live with some disease-ridden problem. When it comes to pests on roses, don’t panic if you see a bug, it may be beneficial or transient. In addition, a few insects are fodder for the goose

so to speak, meaning a few aphids will attract predatory insects that will live in the garden and provide ongoing control. Pests that are more severe require absolutely accurate identification before any action can be taken, otherwise proper control is not possible. And the lie of chemical control is not worth the financial cost or environmental damage. Many organic options exist. The good growing practises I have mentioned are complemented by proper rose selection before planting. Of the many roses available from wild roses to shrub types, climbers, landscape, patio

and of course hybrid teas, the best performing roses I have ever grown would have to be Meilland roses or the David Austin roses (davidaustinroses.com). Austin’s roses are by far the most disease-resistant, floriferous and they have fragrance to die for. Some of his plants have petal counts as high as 90 per flower. Regardless of the rose you grow, use the sound organic growing practises I have outlined to attain the best display and longevity. Todd Major is a journeyman horticulturist, garden designer and builder, teacher and organic advocate. For advice contact him at stmajor@shaw.ca.

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A Public Hearing about redevelopment of the existing church site. The proposed development will consist of a new church, and a four storey building with 71 strata-title units and four affordable rental units (owned by the North Shore Disability Resource Centre).

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Being a parent means learning to let go Your Grade 12 daughter has just announced that she’s been accepted at a few universities and her choice is McGill in Montreal. “But,” you stutter, “weren’t you accepted at UBC?” She allows as how that’s the case but she wants to go to McGill. She gives you the lowdown on all the positive aspects about McGill including the research being done in her field of interest. But, let’s face it. She also wants to leave home. She is ready to stretch her wings and leave the nest. The real question is, are you? “I see now that learning to be a mother was child’s play compared to learning to be a not-mother. In my hierarchy of needs, making sure she’s OK comes right after breathing. Suddenly, now I am required (by her developmental calendar, not mine) to stop paying that kind of attention to her. “Having children is hard, but letting them go is much harder, an emotional amputation. My new job, which I did not choose, is to open my eyes to her wings and watch her fly, to set her free and trust that she will be fine, that she will make the life she needs. Having never been on her own, she requires

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an independent young lady who is now ready to explore the world. How exciting. Congratulations. So, now what? It’s not as simple as just registering for classes and booking a flight to Montreal. There are a number of skills she might be missing. In my book, But Nobody Told Me I’d Ever Have to Leave Home, I listed the skills your child will need to learn between now and when she kisses you goodbye at the airport. If she hasn’t been involved in housework, now is the time. She will need to know how to keep her home as neat as she and her roommates wish. Besides the basics, there are other skills she needs. She will be handling her own money so she will need to know how to set up a bank account. She likely knows about using an ATM but what about budgeting and paying the bills? She should also get busy applying for student loans and checking out bursary and scholarship possibilities. If she isn’t used to using transit, this is the time to start. She needs to learn how to understand transit maps and schedules. If she’ll have a car she needs to be comfortable pumping gas, handling routine car maintenance

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What’s On Wednesdays 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. David, 604-922-1035. CAROUN PHOTO CLUB Meetings are held the third Wednesday of every month, 7-9 p.m. at the Silk Purse Arts Centre, 1570 Argyle Ave.,West Van.Visitors are welcome. carounphotoclub.com MEALS ON WHEELS needs volunteers on Monday,Wednesday or Friday mornings. 604-922-3414 northshoremealsonwheels.org ESL BOOK CLUB A free club to read and talk about Canadian novels Wednesdays, 10:30-11:30 a.m. at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. Registration required. 604-925-7403 westvanlibrary.ca LET’S TALK Develop English skills while discussing current events Wednesdays, 7-8:30 p.m.

at the West Vancouver Memorial Library, 1950 Marine Dr. No registration required. 604-925-7403 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 from 10 a.m. to noon at St. Stephen’s Anglican Church, 885 22nd St.,West Vancouver. Song books will be provided. Drop-in fee: $5 at the door. SOROPTIMIST INTERNATIONAL OF NORTH AND WEST VANCOUVER A global women’s organization that meets on the second Wednesday of each month at 7:30 p.m. from September to June. Members work to improve the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment. New members and guests welcome. 604-922-8342 soroptimist@shaw.ca SPEAKERHUB TOASTMASTERS meets every Wednesday, 6-7:45 p.m. in the Silver Harbour Seniors Centre, 144 E. 22nd St., North Vancouver.The organization is dedicated to help others improve their public speaking and leadership skills in a friendly

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What’s On From page 26 EMPLOYMENT MENTORING PROGRAM Learn how you can encourage and inspire someone in your profession to fulfill their potential. North Shore Multicultural Society (207123 East 15th St., North Vancouver) is looking for volunteers to share their passion for their career. Recruitment ongoing. 604988-2931 homas@nsms.ca FAMILY OF ORIGIN PARENTING Westcoast Family Resources Society North Shore offers a free group on Thursday mornings. 604-417-3406

ST. MARTIN’S CHURCH CHOIR Choristers of all ages and abilities are invited to sing with St. Martin’s Church choir, a traditional Anglican church located at St. Georges Avenue and Windsor Street, North Vancouver. Rehearsals are on Thursday evenings. The choir sings at the 10 a.m. Sunday service. David Millard, 604-990-5289

WEST VANCOUVER ADULT POPS BAND meets every Thursday, 7:30 p.m., at the West Vancouver Community Centre music room, 780 22nd St.,West Van. New members are wanted for the woodwind and brass sections. No auditions required. Phil, 604-980-2403

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. Victor, saxalamode@msn.com

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You know that there is considerable talent in a restaurant’s kitchen when an octopus dish edges out onion tart and duck confit — both delicious, proven staples of a French bistro menu — for the position of tastiest item in a meal. Such was the case on a recent visit to Tour de Feast, the small bistro situated in the middle of an industrial block on Mountain Highway just north of Main Street. Now, to be fair, the onion tart gave the cephalopod preparation a good run for its money, its perfectly seasoned, delectably gooey, golden onion interior supported by flaky pastry and a side salad of micro greens tossed in pungent, truffle oil-rich vinaigrette. Still, that octopus, served three ways (as thin, nearly translucent carpaccio, braised, and as crunchy, dime-sized crisps) was a revelation of new flavours and textures, a gorgeous study in the fully realized potential of a not-so-common principal ingredient. The carpaccio component was astoundingly tender, offering just the faintest hint of resistance to the bite.The morsels of braised octopus were more tender still and paired best with the simple accompanying green salad.

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But it was the octopus crisps that stole the show. Their deep brown colour, light crunchy texture and appropriate saltiness seemed like a new riff on bacon. I couldn’t help but imagine that a bowl full of these crispy little ocean treats paired with a frosty pint would be a perfect snack on game day. Tour de Feast enjoys a growing reputation for exceptional French cuisine, earned principally for its brunch and lunch service, dinner being a fairly new addition to its meal offerings. At the helm of its kitchen is an emerging North Shore talent to watch, executive chef and co-owner Dhruv Jhanjee, a man who clearly has a handle on classic French cooking.The restaurant’s front of house is See Almond page 31

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Romancing the Stove I like to think of pork tenderloin as the Meryl Streep of meat cuts. Its versatility is second to none and it can handle any foreign accent you throw at it. Tenderloin is generally a reasonably priced cut, and is pretty hard to make tough as long as you don’t overcook it. It was once thought that pork had to be cooked into oblivion so that it didn’t transfer all kinds of bugs and nasties to the consumer, and consequently generations were sentenced to eating leather-like pork chops. Today’s pork is safe to eat with a faint touch of pink in the centre. Just make sure it reaches 160º F on a meat thermometer inserted into the thickest part of the meat. Some tenderloins may be covered with a thin membrane of silverskin, which can make the meat chewy. Slide the blade of a thin, sharp knife under the silverskin and pull it off before cooking. Roasted Pork Tenderloin with Pan Sauce Two 1 lb pork tenderloins 1 Tbsp olive oil for browning pork Marinade: ½ cup olive oil 1 ⁄3 cup soy sauce

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For Pan Sauce: ½ cup low-sodium chicken broth 3 Tbsp pork marinade 2 tsp butter In a medium bowl, combine the marinade ingredients; set three tablespoons aside to use in the pan sauce. Place the pork and the remaining marinade in a large plastic sandwich bag; seal the bag, turn several times to coat the pork and let marinate in refrigerator for three to four hours, turning bag occasionally. Preheat oven to 350º F. Heat one tablespoon olive oil in a large oven-safe skillet over medium-high heat. Sear the tenderloins on all sides until golden brown; place skillet in the oven for 30 to 40 minutes or until pork is cooked through (faintly pink in centre), registering 160º F on a meat thermometer placed in the thickest part of the tenderloin. Place tenderloins on a plate and cover loosely with foil while making sauce. Place the skillet back on the stove over medium heat; add the chicken broth and stir, scraping up browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Add the reserved marinade; let mixture reduce for two to three minutes. Add the butter; remove from heat and stir until butter is melted. Slice pork and spoon sauce over top. Makes six servings. Slow Cooker Teriyaki Tenderloin

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serviced by co-owner Nupur Jhanjee, who possesses a solid understanding of the methods and ingredients that inform her husband’s dishes. Nupur interacts with diners in an approachable and unpretentious manner, fitting for a restaurant that puts its food above all else. Tour de feast, you see, has adopted a decidedly modest approach to design: its tables are unburdened by linen and are surrounded by colourful, classroomlike plastic chairs. Bread is served in plastic fruit baskets of the sort you might find containing strawberries at the supermarket, and the overhead lighting is hard and bright. On the evening of my visit I was accompanied by my regular backup palate Gil, who was the first to remark on the apparent incongruity between the restaurant’s plain esthetic and its clear commitment to carefully crafted food. I have a few theories about this incongruity.The first, which is the simplest, is that the Jhanjees prioritize food above all else, the bells and whistles that sometimes consume other restaurants are seen here as purely incidental. The second theory, which was partially confirmed by Nupur, is that the restaurant

is still in its nascent stages of development.Tour de Feast’s wife-and-husband team opened a foodfocused venue with a view to addressing the rest of the dining experience in due course. Indeed, Nupur confirms that they may even explore a new location for the restaurant in the next few years, business volumes permitting. A final theory draws on the idea that there is great power in the element of surprise.Whether you walk in to Tour de Feast completely unaware of its reputation or you have been persuaded to go by a friend in the know, chances are, it won’t look like you had imagined it. Against the backdrop of unassuming décor and straightforward lighting, the restaurant’s cuisine seems that much more remarkable,

sort of like finding a signed first edition of a Faulkner novel in a used bookstore. For my main course I selected a hearty cassoulet comprised of slow-cooked white beans, plump and flavourful boudin blanc sausage, grilled artichoke, steamed Swiss chard, and a succulent, fall-off-the-bone leg of confit duck. Cassoulet is one of my favourite inventions of all time and Tour de Feast’s version was a commendable effort, the addition of chard providing a bright lift to the undeniable heaviness of the meat and bean combination. Gil ordered bouillabaisse, served here with honey mussels, clams and fish in a fennel, tomato and white wine broth, topped with a traditional rouille, or garlic and saffron mayonnaise. While the seafood in the dish was cooked

Maple and chili make glaze From page 30 green onions. Makes six servings. Maple Chili Glazed Pork Medallions One 1½ lb pork tenderloin, cut crosswise into one-inch thick medallions 1½ tsp chili powder ½ tsp salt ¼ tsp freshly ground black pepper 1 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 ⁄3 cup fresh apple cider or natural apple juice

(the opaque kind) 2 Tbsp pure maple syrup 1½ tsp cider vinegar Mix the chili powder, salt and black pepper in a small bowl, then sprinkle mixture over both sides of the pork and press it well into the surface of the meat with your fingers. Heat the oil in a large skillet over medium-high heat; add the pork and cook until golden on both sides, about two minutes per side. In a small bowl, mix together the cider, maple

syrup and vinegar; add mixture to the pan and bring to a boil, scraping up any browned bits from the bottom of the pan. Reduce heat to medium and continue to cook until the sauce is reduced to a thick glaze and pork is cooked through, about three minutes. Serve the pork drizzled with the glaze. Makes four servings.

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It seems that these two basketball teams — the Windsor Dukes and St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints — could play for years and years and never be separated by more than a couple of points. The perfectly balanced contest, however, had to end at some point and, when it finally did — in overtime, of course, in the senior girls AA provincial final — it was the Dukes who finally pushed ahead. The two North Vancouver rivals met five times before Saturday’s final with each game finishing with a winning margin of three points or less. Saturday at the Langley Events Centre, after both teams breezed through the best of the rest in the province to make the final, they battled again through 14 lead changes and six ties until Windsor had the good fortune of holding the lead at the right time to claim a 69-64 overtime win. “You can’t get much closer than that,” said Windsor head coach Peter Sprogis. “They hit some shots, we didn’t have the answers,” said STA head coach Anthony Beyrouti of the fiveminute overtime period. “If the game had gone on for another five minutes we would have been right back in it. We just ran out of time.” The matchup pitted a deep STA team that cycled up to 10 players in and out of the lineup against a Windsor team that played with a much shorter bench. All five of his starters, in fact, ended up playing more than 40 minutes in the final due to the overtime, said Sprogis. The key to the win was getting them to crunch time with enough energy to finish off the job. The team’s big three of Ariella London, Brooklyn Legault and Sherrie Errico did have enough left in the tank to make huge shots to erase a seven-point See Season-long page 34

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point guard Vanessa Botteselle, who dropped 20 in the final, and forward Angela Clarke, who scored 18. Both were named to the first all-star team while forward Amelia Williams earned second team honours. The Fighting Saints fell just short in the final but they should hold their heads high, said Beyrouti. “We put a lot in front of the kids and they really stepped up,” he said. “I told the kids before the game, all I want is all you got. They gave me that and more. Sometimes it’s not enough, but that’s all I asked for so it was perfect.” The Windsor and STA rivalry came to a boil this season but it actually goes back five years — these two squads have been battling it out since Grade 8. Windsor has had strong basketball

She really is,” said Sprogis of Errico, who is on her way to the University of Victoria next season to play with the Vikes. “She has ice in her blood. She doesn’t crack.” Legault added 13 points and 13 rebounds in the final while London chipped in 11 points, coming back to hit some big shots after a scary fall that saw her hit her head on the court while trying to take a charge. Both Legault and London were named to the tournament’s first all-star team. The Dukes also got important contributions from Chantal Cummings who did the dirty work, grabbing 14 rebounds in the final, and Joana Rocosa, an exchange student from Barcelona who scored 12 points in the win. STA was led by star

deficit in the fourth quarter to send it to overtime — surviving a last-second shot from STA that rimmed out — and then pull away in the extra period. “The biggest thing that won it for us was the composure of the team and its determination,” said Sprogis. “We scored some important shots with about three minutes to go and from then on they started fouling us. Unfortunately they kept fouling people who could make foul shots.” Errico, a Grade 12 point guard who was named the tournament’s MVP, led the way for the Dukes with 25 points in the final, including a number of huge free throws late in the fourth quarter and in overtime. “She’s just a winner.

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Wolf Pack fighting to survive tonight at Harry Jerome ANDY PREST aprest@nsnews.com

The games have all been decided by razor-thin margins as the North Van Wolf Pack has battled the Richmond Sockeyes through three epic contests in their sevengame PJHL conference finals series. Unfortunately for the Wolf Pack, they’ve lost them all. Two went to double overtime and the third was a one-goal thriller, each resulting in the exact same 4-3 scoreline favouring the Fish. The Pack will face elimination when they host Richmond for Game 4 tonight. A win would earn North Van at least one more trip to Richmond while a loss would end what will be, no matter what, the most successful

season in the six-year history of the team. The Wolf Pack finished second in the PJHL’s tough Tom Shaw conference and then dispatched third-seeded Delta in the opening round to earn the first playoff series victory in franchise history. But luck seems to have run out against the first-place Sockeyes, the defending league, provincial and national junior B champions. In Game 1 Thursday in Richmond, Quinton Blois gave North Van a 3-2 advantage midway through the third period but the lead lasted all of 14 seconds. The Pack’s Braden Krogfoss made a number of huge saves — Richmond outshot North Van 57-32 — but couldn’t stop Liam Lawson from potting the winner as the teams played 3-on-3 in the second

overtime period. On Saturday in North Vancouver the Pack fell behind 3-1 in the first period but battled back to tie it up early in the second. Richmond again responded quickly with Lawson doing the damage once more to get it to that fateful 4-3 scoreline less than a minute after North Van tied it up. From then on the Wolf Pack pressed, outshooting Richmond 147 in the third period, but couldn’t tie it up. One night later Richmond Arena again housed a cruel fate for the Wolf Pack as they pushed the Sockeyes all the way to second overtime before Michael Scobie capped off a three-point night with his second goal of the game to push the Pack to the brink. Game 4 goes tonight starting at 7 p.m. at Harry Jerome Arena.


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Wrestlers grab high school titles ANDY PREST aprest@nsnews.com

Several North Shore wrestlers pinned down podium spots at the high school provincial championships held Feb. 28-March 1 at Prince George secondary, led by a pair of golden siblings representing the St. Thomas Aquinas Fighting Saints. Karah Bulaqui won gold in the 40-kilogram girls division, beating Caileen Corbett of St. Thomas More in the final, while her brother Oscar defeated Guildford Park’s Javaid Haseeb to take top spot in boys 51-kg division. On the girls side Brandy Perry led a strong North Shore showing in the 60-kg class as she earned gold with a win over Pravi Dhaliwal of W.J. Mouat. Windsor’s Amara Jarvinen joined them on the podium with a bronze medal finish. Sentinel’s Adrienne Lu also reached the top step, earning gold in the 75-kg division with a win over Elphinstone’s Alex Ratcliff. Sentinel’s Parsa Habibi had a strong showing in the ultra-competitive 63-kg boys division, earning silver in a group that contained 26 wrestlers. Two wrestler reached the podium in the 66kg class, another popular one with 24 entrants, with STA’s James Sutherland earning the silver and Carson Graham’s Jeremy Sinclair taking home bronze.

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