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Teachers to begin rotating strikes Schools to shut for one day next week as job action ramps up

JANE SEYD jseyd@nsnews.com

Schools in North Vancouver andWest Vancouver will be behind teachers’ picket lines next Thursday, May 29, the B.C.

Teachers Federation has announced. The teachers’ strike on the North Shore is part of a schedule of four one-day rotating strikes announced Tuesday for schools around the province next week.

Officials at both North Vancouver and West Vancouver school districts said parents will have to make other arrangements for their children next Thursday. Picket lines will be set up at between 14 and 16 school districts each day between Monday, May 26 and Thursday, May 29. “The impact will be significant,” said Jim Iker,

president of the BCTF in a press conference Tuesday morning. “We know it’s not ideal,” said Daniel Storms, president of the North Vancouver Teachers Association. “It’s not something we do lightly.” The teachers union made the announcement after provincial negotiators threatened last week to cut

teachers’ wages over the current job action that has affected some administrative work at schools. Iker said that move crushed any hopes that the government intended to bargain in good faith with teachers, calling the threat “disrespectful” and “unnecessary.” He added the teachers union is giving parents more

notice than legally required of planned school strikes. The BCTF has published a list of when the rotating strikes will hit various school districts on its website. Some neighbouring school districts, including the Vancouver and Sea-toSky districts, will be the first behind picket lines on

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Squamish, City ink Spirit Trail agreement BRENT RICHTER brichter@nsnews.com

A critical link in the Spirit Trail traversing the North Shore’s waterfront will soon be open, following an agreement between the Squamish Nation and City of NorthVancouver. After two years of negotiations and planning, the band and city inked an agreement last week that will extend the Spirit Trial through Mosquito Creek Marina on Squamish territory and into the Harbourside area where it connects westward to the District of North Vancouver and District of West Vancouver. All three North Shore municipalities have been working towards the goal of having the trail go from Horseshoe Bay to Deep Cove. “It’s been in the works for a long time now. It’s one of the most common See Spirit page 3

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Grosvenor lends name to stage

Kay Meek to use $1 million endowment for youth programs

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‘JEREMY SHEPHERD jshepherd@nsnews.com

The Kay Meek Centre’s main stage will become the GrosvenorTheatre — following the development company’s move to pay $1 million for the right to strut and fret the next decade on theWestVan stage. The billion-dollar company’s decision to hang its name in banners astride the stage of the 498-seat theatre was a welcome development, according Paul Tutsch, chairman of Kay Meek’s board of directors. The theatre will largely use the endowment for youth initiatives, such as summer and winter conservatories for young thespians studying acting and backstage production. When planning the centre, the late philanthropist Kay Meek set up a similar endowment for youth programs before development costs swallowed the fund, according to Tutsch. “True to Kay Meek’s wishes, we’re going to use a good chunk of this money for (youth programs),” he said. Emphasizing arts and

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That curtain is scheduled to rise for the first time in the summer of 2017. The Ambleside project, approved by West Vancouver council in 2013, was contentious throughout. The project’s advocates and adversaries jousted over building heights, unit costs and the building’s role in revitalizing Ambleside’s struggling retailers. The arrangement with the Kay Meek is not an attempt to assuage the feelings bruised during

the Ambleside hearings, according to James Patillo, senior vice-president of Grosvenor Americas. “It was just a matter of us wanting to make a contribution to arts and culture on the North Shore,” he said. “We’ve done a lot in the North Shore over the last 10 years, we’re doing more.” Tutsch said he had “no hesitation” to work with Grosvenor. “There are always naysayers, and I’ve lived in West Vancouver for quite

some time, so I’m kind of used to this,” he said of the Ambleside debate. “It’s for the betterment of the Kay Meek Centre to have a more vibrant Ambleside.” Grosvenor is also planning a low-density residential and commercial development at the former SuperValu site in Edgemont. Patillo previously said Grosvenor would contemplate a three- or fourstorey building in the village with units for young families and downsizing seniors.

Spirit Trail a ‘game changer’ From page 1 questions I’m asked. ‘When is the Spirit Trail is going to be finished in the city?’That was one of the most difficult sections,” said City of North Vancouver Mayor Darrell Mussatto. “It’s going to be as popular as the Stanley Park Seawall. Please quote that. It’s a game changer.” Having a waterfront trail friendly to cyclists, pedestrians, inline skaters and people in wheeled mobility aids will open up a whole new way for getting across the city without needing a car, Mussatto said. This builds on the first section of the trail opened on Squamish land in 2009. “The Squamish Nation is very pleased to contribute to this greenway which will promote healthier living for all residents of the North Shore,” stated Squamish Nation spokesman Chris

Burrard Inlet oil spill ‘only a test’

Lewis in a press release. “Today’s announcement demonstrates that the principles of recognition and respect create the right foundation for real partnerships that produce innovation and shared benefits.” Heading east, from Waterfront Park, the Spirit Trail is still under construction along the central waterfront and Low Level Road into Moodyville Park. Beyond that, a pedestrian/cycling bridge is now under construction over the Third Street hill, allowing the trail to connect to the Park & Tilford shopping area and beyond.The 6.5kilometres of trail along the city’s waterfront should be complete by 2017, according to city staff. Total cost to the city has been $7.25 million, with senior levels of government, TransLink and developers

TheWestern Canada Marine Response Corp. will be simulating a response to an oil spill in Burrard Inlet this week. “We’re going to bring our 250-foot barge up from Ioco and we’ll be deploying boom off of that vessel, and our dedicated oil spill response vessels will be supporting that operation,” said Michael Lowry,WCMRC spokesman. The vessels and booms will be operating about 500 metres off Cates Park Tuesday through Thursday. The exercise is part of a regularly scheduled regimen required to train new contractors. Under federal law, the agency must also demonstrate its ability to respond to a 10,000-tonne spill every three years, a 2,500-tonne spill every two years and a 100-tonne spill yearly. While an aframax tanker, the type used to move oil from the terminus of Kinder Morgan’s pipeline in Burnaby, has a capacity 80,0000 tonnes, a 10,0000tonne spill is considered the worst-case scenario because that is the capacity of each compartmentalized hold aboard a double-hulled tanker. WCMRC can respond to a spill of 26,000 tonnes with mutual aid agreements in place with oil spill response agencies in Washington and Alaska, should the need arise, Lowry said.

Axe-murder conviction appealed KEITH FRASER The Province

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A “significant portion” of the city’s share of the trail has been paid for with development cost charges — the $49.29 per squaremetre residential developers pay for new projects, the mayor said. The District of North Vancouver, meanwhile, has completed its portion of the trail running from Mackay

Road along Welch Street to the Squamish Xwemelch’stn (Capilano 5 Reserve), at a cost of $2.5 million. The eastern portion of the trail remains a multiyear project with potential routes and funding methods still under consideration. Extending the trail to Deep Cove is expected to cost $25 million.

Lawyers for a North Vancouver man convicted of using a hatchet to murder aVancouver drug dealer were in court May 13 to appeal the murder conviction. In May 2012, Babak Najafi-Chaghabouri was found guilty of the February 2009 first-degree murder of Ronak (Ronny) Wagad, 31. Charles Anthony Leslie, his co-accused, was convicted of second-degree murder. Suzette Narbonne, See Key page 5


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Notice of Public Hearing Proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4788, 2014 Notice is given that a PUBLIC HEARING will be held in the Council Chamber of the municipal hall of The Corporation of the District of West Vancouver at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver BC on Monday, May 26, 2014 at 7 p.m. for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to Council respecting matters contained in the proposed bylaw as described below. A public meeting will be held concurrently with the public hearing for the purpose of allowing the public to make representations to Council respecting the proposed development permit: Proposed Development Permit No. 13-018 for 870 and 876 Keith Road, as described below.

Applicant: Onni Taylor Way Properties Ltd. Subject Lands: 870 and 876 Keith Road Legal Description: Lot 3 Block A District Lot 1041 Group 1 New Westminster District Plan BCP50603 PID: 028-828-453 (as shown shaded on the map that forms part of this notice).

Purpose: The proposed bylaw and proposed development permit would allow for the construction of a 23-unit cluster house building at 870 and 876 Keith Road. Proposed Zoning Bylaw Amendment: If adopted, proposed Zoning Bylaw No. 4662, 2010, Amendment Bylaw No. 4788, 2014 would amend the CD1 (Evelyn Drive) zone to allow for the transfer of density (floor area and units) from elsewhere on the Evelyn development site to the subject lands. Proposed Development Permit: Proposed Development Permit No. 13-018 imposes conditions and requirements for the development of the subject land, including: • a Floor Area Ratio (FAR) of 0.6; • 23 units; • total floor area of 36,232 square feet; • a building with two wings: a seven-storey west wing; and a five-storey east wing, connected with a parkade on the fourth storey; • 50 parking spaces: - 46 parking spaces within private enclosed garages within the parkade (two per unit); and - four visitor parking spaces within the parkade; • new site landscaping; • design elements are consistent with the Evelyn by Onni cluster housing developments elsewhere on the Lands, including: - terracing of the building down the hillside, - presents as a one-storey building along Keith Road; and - stone, wood and glass building finishing materials. The proposed development permit includes the following requested Zoning Bylaw Variances: • Number of Storeys: increase from three to seven; and • Site Coverage: increase from 40 per cent to 50 per cent.

Enquiries: All enquiries regarding the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment and the proposed development permit may be directed to the West Vancouver Planning Department at municipal hall or by calling 604-925-7055.

SUBJECT LANDS shown shaded and outlined in black

Copies of the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment and proposed development permit and other relevant documents that the Council may consider in deciding whether to adopt the bylaw and approve the development permit may be inspected from May 8, 2014 to May 26, 2014 at the municipal hall at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver BC on regular business days (Monday to Friday except for statutory holidays) between the hours of 8:30 a.m. and 4:30 p.m. Copies may also be inspected at the public hearing and concurrent public meeting. For convenience only, some of the documents may also be available for viewing on the District’s website at westvancouver.ca or at the West Vancouver Memorial Library at 1950 Marine Drive, West Vancouver BC (phone 604-925-7400 for current information on Library hours of operation). All persons who believe that their interest in property is affected by the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment and proposed development permit will be given an opportunity to be heard and/or to present written submissions at the public hearing, and concurrent public meeting, on the above noted date. Written submissions may, prior to the public hearing and concurrent public meeting, be: • sent by mail to Mayor and Council, District of West Vancouver 750 17th Street West Vancouver BC V7V 3T3; • sent by email to Mayor and Council at mayorandcouncil@westvancouver.ca; or • delivered to the office of the Manager, Legislative Services/Municipal Clerk, at the District of West Vancouver Municipal Hall at 750 17th Street, West Vancouver BC; and must be received no later than 4 p.m. on May 26, 2014. Technical issues affecting receipt of electronic submissions may occur so persons relying on this means of transmittal do so at their own risk. Written submissions received for the public hearing regarding the proposed Zoning Bylaw amendment and for the concurrent public meeting regarding the proposed development permit will be included in the public information package for Council’s consideration and for the public record. Submissions received after the close of the public hearing will not be considered by Council. S. Scholes, Municipal Clerk May 8, 2014 Additional Information: The applicant is hosting a development application information meeting prior to the public hearing. The development application information meeting will give residents an opportunity to learn about the proposed development and ask questions of the applicant prior to the public hearing. The meeting is scheduled as follows:

DEVELOPMENT APPLICATION INFORMATION MEETING (hosted by applicant) Wednesday, May 21, 2014 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. St. David’s United Church, Gymnasium 1525 Taylor Way, West Vancouver BC


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Talks to resume later this week

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Iker said class size and composition remains a key issue for teachers. According to Ministry of Education statistics, there are 629 classes in North Vancouver schools with four or more special needs students, compared to 209 classes six years ago. “That’s still a huge issue,” said Storms. “Parents get that.”

Monday, May 26. There are no strikes scheduled for Friday, May 30. Further rotating strikes could be scheduled for June, depending on whether progress is made at the bargaining table, said Iker. Talks are set to resume this Thursday and Friday.

So far, the government has not budged on that issue, said Iker, despite the BCTF winning two court decisions that concluded the government illegally stripped teachers’ contracts of provisions limiting class size and composition over a decade ago.The province is appealing the latest court decision. Earlier this spring, the

province asked school districts to provide rough estimates of the cost of restoring class sizes to levels provided for in the 2002 contracts. In the North Vancouver School District, that figure was estimated at up to $13 million, in a worst-case scenario. Last week the government dropped its

demand for a 10-year deal with teachers.The province has offered a six-year deal with a wage increase of about 6.5 per cent. Teachers are asking for an increase of 13.75 per cent over a four-year deal. Education Minister Peter Fassbender said Tuesday he was “disappointed” with the teachers’ decision to stage rotating strikes.

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the prosecution. He said the original trial judge knew the “dangers” of such witnesses but still found that they were not attempting to deceive the court. In his reasons for judgment, B.C. Supreme Court Justice Barry Davies concluded that the two accused and a third man, Travis Winterlik, all wanted drugs and money from Wagad, and Leslie wanted revenge on Wagad for previously robbing him and sleeping with his former girlfriend. They made plans to abduct and rob Wagad, and kidnapped him from his Vancouver apartment. After a struggle during

a lawyer for NajafiChaghabouri, told a three-member panel of the B.C. Court of Appeal this week that the original trial judge made legal mistakes in weighing evidence from several Crown witnesses to conclude her client had confessed to the murder. Several of the key witnesses in the trial were drug addicted and had credibility problems. Crown counsel David Butcher conceded that the witnesses had “very troubling” issues but argued that it was not unusual in such a murder case to have such witnesses testify for

which Leslie struck Wagad with the hatchet to subdue him, the victim was loaded into the trunk of a rented vehicle and eventually driven to a secluded location along the Fraser River near Chilliwack. Wagad attempted to flee

the vehicle at one point, but was captured and put back into the trunk. Najafi-Chaghabouri used the hatchet to strike Wagad on the back of the head five times, killing him, the judge concluded. kfraser@theprovince.com

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No hazardous seas on tanker route Dear Editor: Re:The letter “A watery slalom for tankers to navigate”, May 14. My wife and I lived in Kitimat for four years, from 1993 to 1997. Before our arrival we bought a 32foot boat to use cruising the inland waters adjacent to Kitimat and to make probably more than 50 trips

from Kitimat to the ocean to fish for salmon and halibut. While the author of the letter may have looked at maps and viewed TV programs describing the area, I can state from personal experience that navigating the Douglas Channel from Kitimat to the Pacific presents no problems for a modern oil or LNG tanker.

The channel is wide and deep. After leaving Douglas Channel you enter Whale Channel, which is even wider and stays wide all the way to the ocean.Those who wish to provide the public with an assessment of the hazards of navigating this route should at least have been there. My wife and I would

often spend the weekend near the ocean, anchored out in one of the beautiful bays and coves in the area. The overwhelming sense of the place was loneliness.We would have welcomed an occasional tanker as a sign of civilization and a potential source of help should we encounter an emergency. There may be good

reasons to oppose the transportation of bitumen from Alberta to Kitimat and then to the Pacific Rim countries. But the idea that tankers will encounter hazardous conditions on the route to the Pacific Ocean from Kitimat is not one of them. Dan Potts West Vancouver

It’s not easy being green when it comes to using compost bins Dear Editor: Sometimes it seems that in trying to be smart we are really the opposite. Let’s just ponder this: A few months ago we began to place compostables in green bins. Good idea, although people with

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into paper, and petroleum products made into plastic liners to keep the recyclables dry. So, more waste produced! Not to mention that the bags cost 60 cents each, meaning at least 60 cents more per day, and they

leak anyway. So are we again throwing bad ideas after good? I vote for the backyard composters. At least they won’t get run over by the garbage truck in the lane. Eva Lyman West Vancouver

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Fukushima fallout downplayed Dear Editor: Not to dash the efforts of David Gagnon too vociferously (WV Radiation Levels to be Tested, April 27), but measuring for the presence of cesium 134 and 137 in our ocean water at this point is a case of too little, too late. Measuring for radioactive material that escaped from Fukushima’s nuclear reactors began with SFU professor Kris Starosta on March 18, 2011. He took seaweed samples at the Lonsdale Quay shoreline and measured for radioisotopes for seven days until March 25 and then abruptly stopped. In each of the days between the 18th and the 25th the becquerel levels

steadily rose. So why cease the sampling? Plutonium was measured outside the reactors so why hasn’t testing for plutonium been conducted in our country? Our government and Health Canada have been announcing repeatedly that there are safe amounts of cesium, etc. in our environment with no hard numbers to back up that claim. This disservice to citizens has been evasive and disingenuous and smacks of special interests. The well-being of the nuclear industry is clearly more important than that of the average living creature. As I read the article in

the North Shore News, I felt, yet again, the whole catastrophe is being downplayed. The expectation that the readings for cesium 134 and 137 will be low in West Vancouver on0ly serves to confuse and placate the general public. The world is at a critical turning point with respect to continued use of nuclear energy. Japan is about to recommission its reactors and (corrupt governments) around the world are on the verge of building new plants. The idea of “mini-reactors” as a safe alternative is being promoted. A former mayor of a town near to the devastated nuclear plants has just

spoken out about the continuing effects to human health in his region. The government and mass media won’t react. Not that anyone wants to hear the truth. It’s just too scary. Robert Partridge North Vancouver

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Open green space is golden Dear Editor: An open letter to the North Vancouver School Board regarding the proposal for housing at Cloverley School and Park: Friends, what’s the rush? Surely your job, as a school board, is not to promote housing, “affordable” or otherwise, but to promote adequate school buildings and public education. When the present frenzy of building condos and highrises slows, and the people come to fill them, you will have a much clearer idea of real numbers of children needing schools. There will not be much empty land left on which to build. No more land is being created.You own a piece of what land we have, and it’s an asset that can only increase in value as time goes on. Please just wait till then, and you will make wiser decisions. For Cloverley Park, which is a treasure, I appeal to you, and to city council, to leave it as it is. No, that will not make you any money; but not everything in this world has to have a price tag. Spirit trails and “green necklaces” are good for walking and biking. Recreation centres are for more strenuous exercise. As, inevitably, we feel the pressure of more folk about us, we shall need a lovely, open green space like Cloverley Park, with no buildings on it, a wide

sky and a glimpse of water; a place for contemplation and delight, of “sweet dreams and health and quiet breathing,” giving

peace and mental and spiritual stability, which are beyond any price. Shirley Marcino North Vancouver

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Work to start on Baden Powell trail connector ANNE WATSON awatson@nsnews.com

One family’s goal to rebuild part of a popular North Shore trail has moved a step closer to fruition. The District of North Vancouver has approved $50,000 towards the Boyer family’s Baden Powell Memorial Connector — a 500-metre section of trail that runs along Indian River Drive — as part of its latest budgeting process. “Realigning this portion of the Baden Powell Trail has been on our project list for a while,” said Mayor Richard Walton. “Now that the funding partnership has presented itself, this is the ideal time to move forward with construction of

the connector.” The Boyer family approached the district in October 2013, proposing the changes to the trail in memory of their son, David, who took his life in February 2013. David battled mental illness but was happiest when out on the trails. “We are so close to making this trail safer and more enjoyable for the thousands of people who enjoy it every year,” said Boyer’s father, David. “The contribution from the District of North Vancouver puts our goal within reach. David Jr. would be so proud.” The changes would take the trail away from the busy road and include construction of a 15-metre clear-span walking bridge

over Francis Creek. Work also entails the addition of two smaller bridges and clearing of part of an old skid road to create a meandering trail. The connector will terminate at a crosswalk near the water tower on Indian River Drive. The budget for the project is estimated at between $125,000 and $150,000. The Boyer family, as of mid-April, had raised more than $50,000 towards that total. Construction starts on June 14 and continues on July 12 and 26. Trailbuilding volunteers can offer their services and donations can be mate at bpmemorialconnector. com. The district will be issuing tax receipts for all contributions over $10.

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TransLink plan earmarks road funding ANNE WATSON awatson@nsnews.com

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North Shore roads and cycling paths could be getting some improvements after TransLink announced

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pedestrians and buses,” stated Doug Kelsey, chief operating officer at TransLink, in a press release. The contribution also commits $6.7 million to 22 capital improvement

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YOUR NORTH SHORE GUIDE to HOME & GARDEN

Fantastic first impressions

I’ve always believed that first impressions are important, whether it’s the front entrance to your home or the invitation to your party. Spending a little time on the presentation of a gift is also important for setting the stage for what’s inside. Here are a couple of ideas that may make your wrapping easier. One involves using leftover wallpaper and a tissue paper bow, and the other is a quick and easy way to use ribbon creatively.

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Wallpaper and Tissue Paper Bow Once you’re finished wallpapering your bathroom or bedroom, be sure to keep the leftover pieces. Not only will they be handy for possible touch ups in the room but they also make great wrapping papers. Wrap your gift in the wallpaper and finish it off with this easy tissue paper bow. Purchase a standard tissue paper package at your local dollar store or pharmacy and remove three to five sheets. Lay flat. The more sheets you use, the larger your bow will be. Begin by folding your tissue paper accordionstyle until you’ve reached the end. Fold the paper in half and tie tightly with a wire.

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Here is where you must decide how large you would like your bow. Trim it down accordingly. Once you’re satisfied with the size of the bow, begin pulling all the layers of tissue paper apart to form the flower-like bow. Attach it to the top of the gift and add an enclosure card. Ribbon and Card Gift You can use almost any colour combination for this gift idea. Simply wrap your gift in plain paper and cut two cards for the top section. Make a cut on each side of the top card and insert a thin ribbon through the back section and tie a bow. Write your recipient’s name on the card. Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and floral design. barb@lunter.ca lunter.ca

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It amazes me that people will often hire a landscaper simply because they saw the contractor working in their neighbourhood, and with the belief that, ‘If my neighbour hired them, then it’s OK for me to hire them also.’ Knowing how to select a good landscape builder or maintenance contractor can be a little daunting but asking the right questions can make the selection easier. There’s plenty of information on the Internet describing how to choose a good contractor. Much of that information focuses on checking your local better business bureau, chamber of commerce or area industry association for company membership as well as asking for past client references.Those organizations do some good work but they have no legal authority, know little of a contractor’s work history and many companies are not members of such organizations. When it comes to asking for references, it’s always a good idea — after all, who

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else will give you the real story other than a previous client? Beyond those basic suggestions there are several other questions to ask any prospective landscape contractor before you hire them. Start by asking if they have staff with relevant training, such as horticulture certificates, provincial journeyman papers or, at the very least, industrysponsored training. Training is a good thing, but experience counts for a lot in any industry, so ask if the contractor has a background that’s relevant to the needs of your specific project. Asking to see a photo portfolio of past

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Art in the Garden Tour back for 2014 The North Vancouver Community Arts Council is presenting the 15th Annual Art in the Garden Tour, Saturday, May 31 and Sunday, June 1. Community members are invited to spend a weekend with talented artists and musicians in beautiful private gardens of the North Shore, from noon to 5 p.m. on both days, rain or shine, according to a press release.The tour is self-guided and this year features 16 gardens, some of which are previous award winners, artwork by 38 artists and music by 22 performers. Gardens range in scope from professionally designed to those of passionate weekend gardeners. Admission is $1 per garden. Pick up a free tour map at CityScape Community Art Space, Maple Leaf Garden Centre Ltd., Dykhof Nurseries & Florists, Garden Works — Capilano location,West Van Florist, Creative Bricks’n Blocks,West Vancouver Memorial Library, North Vancouver City Library and North Vancouver District libraries. nvartscouncil.ca

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Community Bulletin Board LOWER LONSDALE VOICES Maria Velazquez will be presenting the release of her second book Thursday, May 22 from 10 to 11:30 a.m. at St. John the Evangelist Anglican

Church, 220 Eighth St. W., North Vancouver.

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BRAINSTORM FOR YOUR BUSINESS Joyanna Anthony facilitates the sharing of hundreds of ideas, solutions and connections Thursday, May 22, 7-9 p.m. at 3rd Ave. and Burrard St., Vancouver. For more info

VANCOUVER WELSH MEN’S CHOIR The choir will perform songs for stage and screen Friday, May 23, 7:30 p.m. at West Vancouver United Church, 2062 Esquimalt Ave. For tickets call 604-878-1190 or visit vmwc.ca

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A26 - North Shore News - Wednesday, May 21, 2014

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Historical SD45 materials are now available online

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Help your kids study for their finals If you have a child in senior high, you know that you and your child are in for a tough couple of weeks. Yes, it’s exam time and for our kids the stress can be overwhelming. We want to help and support them, but what are the best ways to handle this challenging time? When I was in Grade 12 I had the perfect situation for studying for my final exams. I went to stay with my grandparents. I am the oldest of six siblings and you can imagine that trying to bear down and study in a house with five younger

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I needed to make this a good experience. My grandmother had taught in a one-room schoolhouse and she must have harkened back to her memories of exams and the stress her students felt. Or maybe she was simply a wonderful, wise elder. Either way (or both) I was the beneficiary. Based on that event and my experience talking to hundreds of parents over the years, here are some ways you can reduce the stress for your child and help her to become more effective and efficient in her studies.

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It’s tempting to want to remind our kids that they need to study. Well, we would say we are reminding them; they would probably call it nagging. It is hard to stay quiet but studying and writing exams is the job of the student. In fact, once kids are getting homework it’s theirs, not yours.Your job is to support them but not do their work. It’s not up to you to ensure that they learn everything that they need to know. Lecturing and pushing will not work and won’t teach them how to take responsibility for their own education. There are ways you can support them during exams. Once they are into the throes of studying and writing exams, you can relieve them of their regular responsibilities. If they usually cook dinner once a week or start the meal before you get home, they can let this go during these weeks. Let them know that their studying is the most important activity at this time, so they should put all

their energy into hitting the books. This not only gives them more study time, it lets them know that we believe that studying for these exams is important and can be a motivator for them to stick to it and do the best they can. Cook nutritious meals for them and have them sit at the table and eat properly. If they don’t eat well, they won’t be able to think properly and the time they spend studying just won’t be effective. Besides meals, bring them snacks while they work. Just slip in, put a drink or some fruit on the desk and leave quietly. My wonderful Grandma would call me out for lovely dinners and, except for helping clear the table, expected me to continue to study after dinner, not do dishes. My grandparents took on that role. There were some hot June days and I remember Grandma would slip in the room and put an icy cold glass of lemonade with a cookie or two on

the desk and then slip out. Somehow she always knew exactly when I needed that pick-me-up. While putting the emphasis on study, understand the need and value of some leisure to reduce the stress. It’s not a bad thing to take the occasional break. Watching a favourite TV show, going for a run, or chatting with a friend on the phone are positive, and not wasting time. If you’re worried that she is going to watch TV all night a simple comment such as, “Taking a short break, eh?” is helpful. When parents are bugging their children to study every second, they can easily go into their rooms and goof off. Many actually study far fewer hours than if they take some breaks. Studying is hard work. When they are tired, encourage them to get enough sleep. All-night study sessions are not very healthy. Mind you, with the older kids it may happen and if it does, just be See Support page 30

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Support teens while they prep for exams From page 29 supportive and caring. Finally, remember you are there to support them, but only they can decide to study. It’s their education and their exams so if they choose to goof off despite your support, they will have to deal with the outcome. With your support they will do their best

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Have you ever noticed that grandparents, grandmothers especially, seem to be singularly focused on feeding their grandchildren? My grandmother, for instance, was never without a full pantry of treats to dole out whenever I’d visit, irrespective of the time of day, duration of the visit, or proximity to the next meal. Perhaps it’s because older generations better understood that food holds a tremendous capacity to forge bonds between people and to reveal commonalities between seemingly disparate traditions, generations or ideologies. My grandmother and I had radically different world views, but over a bowl of Fricadelle Zupa, a traditional Latvian meatball and potato soup, we shared a proud heritage and relished, in empathic unison, the fundamental human pleasure of a good, warm meal. I miss her and the philosophical debates we had that could only be tempered by our mutual regard for honest cuisine.

And so it is that I now find myself actively seeking out meals that transcend polarizing differences in perspective and invite shared enjoyment. Frequently, it seems, it is Italian cuisine that rises to the occasion, with its deep commitment to shareable plates, high quality ingredients that usually remain unencumbered by over-handling, and passionate creators that so often helm the kitchen. My recent dinner experience at Mangia e Bevi, which celebrated its seventh year of business in West Vancouver earlier this spring, upheld my belief that the food of Italy is a powerful unifying force. Accompanying me on my visit was my wife DJ and our friends Sue and Chris. Despite it being a mid-week evening, Mangia e Bevi was busy hosting several larger groups of six or more diners; I counted four such groups in the immediate vicinity of our table, each occupied with patrons of discernibly different ages, engaged in carefree conversation, passing prime morsels of their meals back and forth to each other to sample. While the restaurant is elegantly appointed and features subtle background music, thoughtful lighting and polished service, there is a welcoming sense of community here, an intrinsic accessibility that is instantly disarming. I think that the group of us, all parents of young children, were feeling the elation of a rare night out at a nice restaurant and

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margin, was my dish of Tortino di Pere, an ingenious creation of flaky puff pastry filled with warm poached pear and creamy blue cheese, topped with arugula and drizzled with truffle honey. The blue cheese, once again sensibly portioned so as not to overwhelm, melted under the heat of the pear and provided a delicious sauce for the pastry. Chris’s appetizer was another winner and consisted of tender baby squid and grilled calamari steak sautéed in a fresh and simple tomato and caper sauce. Our main courses were exceptional all around and included Alaskan black cod in a pistachio crust, a rich and unique

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Celebrating spring flavours Cream of Roasted Asparagus Soup

Angela Shellard

Romancing the Stove

Spring is definitely in full swing and the stores are full of lovely fresh green things. I present here a trio of recipes that showcase some of the vibrant tastes of spring.

1 bunch of asparagus (about 16 medium spears) 3 green onions 1 small head of garlic 3 tsp olive oil, divided use 4 cups low-sodium chicken broth ¾ cup light cream Sea salt and freshly ground black pepper Garnish: Additional blanched asparagus tips and freshly grated Parmesan cheese Preheat oven to 400° F. Wash asparagus and break off tough ends. Cut off the base of the head of garlic (exposing the bottom of each clove) and place the

garlic head in a square of aluminum foil. Drizzle one teaspoon of olive oil over cut surface and sprinkle with a bit of salt. Fold up the aluminum foil around the garlic, sealing tightly so oil doesn’t leak out. Spread the asparagus and green onions out on a large, rimmed baking sheet and drizzle with the remaining two teaspoons of oil. Sprinkle generously with sea salt and toss with your hands so everything gets evenly coated with oil. Place the wrapped garlic head on the baking sheet as well. Roast vegetables for 20 to 30 minutes until the asparagus is soft and slightly brown. Remove from the oven; trim the root ends off the green

onions and carefully open the package of garlic. Squeeze the cooked garlic out of the papery skin into a stock pot and add the asparagus and green onions. Add the broth and bring to a boil, then turn heat to low and simmer for 20 minutes. Puree soup using an immersion blender (or in batches in a regular blender, holding a folded towel over the top so soup doesn’t “erupt”). Add the cream and re-warm soup over low heat; taste and add sea salt and pepper as desired. Serve soup garnished with asparagus tips and sprinkle Parmesan cheese over top. Makes six servings. Lemon Brownies

¾ cup all-purpose flour ¾ cup granulated sugar ¼ tsp salt ½ cup butter, softened 2 large eggs, room temperature 1Tbsp finely grated lemon zest 2Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice Tart lemon glaze: 3Tbsp freshly squeezed lemon juice 1Tbsp finely grated lemon zest 1 cup icing sugar, sifted Preheat oven to 350° F. Grease an eight-by-eightinch glass baking dish with butter and set aside. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine the flour, sugar and salt; add the softened butter and beat on low speed until combined. In a separate bowl, whisk together the eggs, lemon zest and lemon juice; pour this mixture into

the flour mixture and beat at medium speed for two minutes, until smooth and creamy. Pour batter into the baking dish and bake for 20 to 25 minutes until golden around the edges. Don’t overbake or the bars will be dry.They should have the same moist consistency as chocolate brownies. Allow to cool completely before glazing.To make glaze, whisk together the icing sugar, lemon zest and lemon juice until completely smooth. Spread the glaze evenly over the brownies and let set; cut into bars. Makes 16 two-inch square brownies. Check out this column on nsnews.com for a recipe for Chicken with Mushrooms and Creamed Spinach. ashellard@hotmail.ca

Fig pudding dessert serves as a tasty finish to a hearty Italian meal From page 33 to the beef and served as ideal vessels for the concentrated Marsala reduction. A bottle of Lucente, a bold and luscious

merlot and sangiovesebased Tuscan red wine, provided a pitch perfect accompaniment to the mains. Sue discovered a new favourite dessert in the form of a warm fig

pudding in caramel sauce with vanilla gelato. Beyond its food and hospitality, Mangia e Bevi also fosters a sense of community through its charitable activities, which include BACIO (Because

A Cure Is Obtainable), a cancer fundraiser hosted by the restaurant that has raised more than $230,000 since its kickoff in 2008. Our bill, which is not necessarily representative of a typical meal, included

five appetizers, four mains, a bottle of admittedly indulgent wine, and dessert, and came to $320 before gratuity. Mangia e Bevi is located at 2222 Marine Drive in West Vancouver.

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Four years is not a very long championship drought for most sports teams but for the vaunted Rockridge Ravens senior boys rugby program, four years without claiming the New Zealand Shield as the Lower Mainland AA champions must have seemed like an eternity. The Ravens last won the Shield in 2010 but since then have lost in the final every year to their cross-town frenemies from Collingwood School. Last Thursday the Ravens finally grabbed the prize back, beating the Cavaliers 20-16 on a gorgeous late afternoon at Stanley Park’s Brockton Oval.With the Shield finally in hand, the eyes of captains Mitch Mehlenbacher and Angus Carroll were instinctively drawn to the names etched into the trophy, proud to show their teammates the spot where

the name Rockridge would land once more after a toolong absence. “It’s nice, I’m not going to lie,” Rockridge head coach Perino Zambon said as his players celebrated the win. “It’s a good one because we haven’t won one in a while, they’ve gotten us the last three years. But at the end of the day I think there’s a really good chance that we’ll have to see each other again at some point. It’s just nice for our guys to get a big win and be the first (Rockridge team) to get that Shield back in a little while. . . . It’s nice to get a little payback but I think both coaching staffs will agree that our eyes are probably a couple of weeks down the road. Both teams expect to be in a final in a couple of weeks.We’ll enjoy it, but not for too long.” The future battle that Zambon is predicting is the provincial AA championship final.The Ravens and Cavaliers head into the

provincials ranked No. 1 and No. 2, respectively, and if they do both make it all the way to the final it would be the third meeting of the season between the two teams. Collingwood won the first round, the annual Hatch Shield game, 16-3 on May 2 at Rockridge. The Ravens got their revenge in the Lower Mainland final thanks to a powerful performance in the dying minutes of the second half.Trailing 16-10 with the clock winding down, Rockridge mounted a quick counter attack that was finished off by a powerful dive and stretch from No. 8 Charlie Macdonald. Carroll kicked the convert to give Rockridge a one-point lead. With Collingwood going into desperation mode to get the lead back it was Rockridge that kept the upper hand, bottling the Cavaliers in their own half for long stretches of time and winning two penalty kicks, one of which was

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Collingwood, they force you to defend the entire field by just presenting a lot of options on attack. They’re tricky. I thought our guys’ fitness was good and I thought our commitment was good. Our discipline needs a bit of work — we took a few too many penalties.” Both teams will now set their sights on the provincial championships which begin this Saturday. Rockridge will take on Sir Charles Tupper SeeWest page 38


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