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West Van offers $1 for Binning House Financially troubled trust rebuffs proposal for national heritage site BRENT RICHTER email@example.com
The District of West Vancouver has made a formal offer to purchase the historic B.C. Binning House from the near-
bankrupt The Land Conservancy of B.C — for $1. However, the “one” in the district’s offer is going to need a few zeros after it in order to get the blessing of the non-proﬁt’s creditors
who are still owed millions, according to John Shields, TLC manger. The former home of artist and architect of B.C. Binning — thought to be the ﬁrst example of West Coast Modernism — has been in legal limbo since TLC announced plans last fall to sell the property to a corporation owned by developer Bruno Wall in
order to help pay down $7.5 million owed to creditors.TLC has been in bankruptcy protection since October. A Supreme Court judge ruled in January that TLC couldn’t sell the home until it had sought out an owner who could receive it “on trust for the purpose of its preservation into the future for the public,” as
was stated in the will of Binning’s widow Jessie. Under the district’s proposal,TLC would receive $1 for the Mathers Crescent property and the district would put up $150,000 to $300,000 for restoration and partner with community groups to oversee programming and raise funds to preserve the residence.
“The district’s put a lot of good work into scoping out some of what’s needed,” Shields said. “Unfortunately they’re only offering to do the transfer for $1, which would not be allowable under the (Companies Creditors Arrangement Act) requirements that we realize full value for See Good page 5
Highrises proposed for Lower Capilano JEREMY SHEPHERD firstname.lastname@example.org
The District of North Vancouver is considering a gateway development in Lower Capilano after an application for two highrise residential towers past ﬁrst reading Monday. Paciﬁc Gate Investments has applied to build a 23- and a 19-storey tower, housing between 262 and 280 units, on the site occupied by the Grouse Inn and a gas station. Bordered by Curling Road to the north, Capilano Road to the east, and Marine Drive to the south, the development also includes three storey townhouse units, a restaurant, and a fourstorey 31,000-square foot commercial building. The North Shore is going through an unprecedented period of development and nobody is stopping to look at the big picture, according to See Public page 3
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Larson unearths time capsule Mementos on display to mark elementary school’s 50th year ANNE WATSON email@example.com
A historical relic has been unearthed in North Vancouver for one school’s upcoming milestone anniversary. Larson elementary will be celebrating its 50th anniversary and to mark the occasion, the school has dug up a time capsule that was buried 25 years ago. Alison Taylor, a parent and former student, was in Grade 2 when the school had a big ceremony in 1989 to bury the capsule. “They had aVHS cassette box and each class got to ﬁll one up,” said Taylor. “Then they put the teacher’s name and they taped them up and they put them all in a big Rubbermaid container and they buried it.” Taylor, whose daughter currently attends Larson, said she opened the one that her class had done. “There was a list of our class and our birthdays and how much we weighed and how tall we were,” she said. “Then everyone had a card that they drew a picture on and your little picture next to it that was laminated and then there was a cassette tape but we didn’t get to play that because we have to ﬁnd a tape player. I think it’s us singing and telling stories.” Every box is a little different depending on what the teacher decided to do with the class, said Taylor. “Some things I think have
a newspaper or stuff that was going on during that time,” she said. “They’re just starting to open them up and kind of working with them with the students of that grade now.” Taylor said the current classes have been doing research, looking into what life was like 25 and 50 years ago, including popular music, fashion and current events. “I think they’re using it as a way to kind of look back, even though it’s not that long ago,” she said. “But just (to) kind of create some interest in the students and how things have changed over time. And then they are also going to create new ones . . . then they’re going to be put back down.” The time capsule’s contents will be on display at a June 5 open house for alumni and at a fundraising gala on June 6. “We’re just trying to really produce some funds for Larson,” said Taylor. “Ironically, what we need funds for is technology.” Taylor said she was surprised at how excited she was to see the items from when she was in Grade 2. “It’s just funny to look back that far into your life,” said Taylor. “I think it was really lovely to do that with my daughter and realize that this is her experience that she’s living through right now. It was cool. It just reminded me what a sweet time it is in life.”
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Coun. Lisa Muri, who cast the only vote against moving the project to public hearing. “I don’t know how we can’t stop for a second and ﬁgure out where all of these projects ﬁt in,” Muri said, listing more than a dozen developments in various stages of completion. “I feel like we’re approving them in a silo.” Coun. Alan Nixon granted the validity of many of Muri’s concerns but said council can’t derail the development application unless they also want to rescind the ofﬁcial community plan. “The time to have had that discussion would’ve been three years ago . . . when we adopted the OCP,”
he said. “To me it would be bad faith today, to not at least allow these developers and proponents the beneﬁt of going through the public processes.” Council often feels pressure to approve projects following a public process due to the time and money an applicant has to spend to get to that point, according to Muri. Muri stressed that she wasn’t opposed to any speciﬁc development, but said a broader view was necessary before moving forward. “The District of West Vancouver continues to build up the mountain, which creates more sprawl, which creates a longer line coming down Taylor Way,” she said. “It’s a large
Police watchdog investigates longboard incident
amount of stress put on a community that was never built on a grid, that is bordered by an ocean and a set of mountains.” The applicant’s trafﬁc study conﬁrmed the road network will handle the slight increase in trafﬁc volume caused by the development. The application includes 540 underground parking spaces. Council earmarked the 2.6-acre site for a mixed-use development with a ﬂoor space ratio (which measures a building’s total ﬂoor space against its lot size) of 2.5. The project should contribute to the “replacement and renewal” of one of the district’s major gateways, according to Coun. Robin Hicks.
The project includes a public plaza at Capilano Road and Marine Drive and some park space on Curling Road. If approved, the applicant would pay the district a community amenity contribution of $4.56 million. The development is in accordance with the district’s vision of a village community centre on the spot, according to a district report penned by community planner Tamsin Guppy. Hotels like the Grouse Inn are increasingly outdated, according to the report. The public hearing is scheduled for June 17. Coun. Doug MacKayDunn did not attend the meeting.
An ofﬁcer in charge of professional standards at theWestVancouver Police Department will conduct an investigation into an altercation between aWest Van ofﬁcer and a group of longboarders under the oversight of the Ofﬁce of Police Complaints Commissioner. The investigation will look into an April 9 incident in which a West Vancouver patrol ofﬁcer allegedly drove into an oncoming trafﬁc lane to stop a group of longboarders who were coming downhill illegally in the British Properties. The longboarders captured the incident on Finch Hill Road with a helmet-mounted camera and posted it online.Video shows the riders swerving off the road to avoid the unmarked police vehicle. After the longboarders posted it online, the video racked up more than 350,000 views within days. Both the West Vancouver Police Department and the Ofﬁce of the Police Complaint Commissioner have reviewed the longboarders’ video, as well as additional video, which captured the incident from inside the ofﬁcer’s patrol car. One of the longboarders See Ofﬁcer page 5
Donation box theft caught on tape
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Police in North Vancouver are asking for the public’s help in identifying a man they suspect stole a charity donation box with money that was supposed to help the families of seriously ill children. According to North Vancouver RCMP, the man walked up to the counter of a 24-hour McDonald’s restaurant at Westview Centre around 3 a.m. Sunday morning and stole the Ronald McDonald House
donation box by putting it in his backpack. Just prior to that, police said, the suspect bought food with a stolen credit card, which had been in a wallet taken from a vehicle a few hours before. Images of the alleged thief were caught on the restaurant’s surveillance video. The suspect is described as a white man, between 30 and 35, about six feet tall, with a medium build, brown beard and short hair. He was wearing glasses and a black baseball cap. See Police page 5
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Good intentions ‘not enough’ From page 1 the properties.” According to Shields’ reading of the judge’s ruling, “Good intentions were not enough.” “If you want to take on the trust obligation, bring your chequebook because there has to be a realization of funds, to satisfy the credit obligation, which is the reason TLC is in CCAA (protection) in the ﬁrst place,” he said.
Ironically, the legal ﬁght and court monitor process has left TLC in even more debt, despite TLC having sold several other properties. “We’re $1 million more in debt now than when we started,” Shields said. “It’s a very expensive process and it’s usually designed for afﬂuent corporations that have gone bankrupt, not for charities that are trying to get through a tight squeeze.”
Shields said there is at least one other proposal under consideration and Wall has not yet shown any interest in buying the home if it comes with the courtordered trust obligation. Representatives from advocacy groups the Binning Heritage Protection Society and the West Coast Modern League have both said district ownership of the Binning House would be the best possible outcome.
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From page 3 Police are asking anyone who can identify the culprit on store surveillance to call the North Vancouver RCMP at 604-985-1311; quoting ﬁle number 2014-9427 or CrimeStoppers at 1-800222-8477 (TIPS). Ronald McDonald House is a charity that provides help to families
Hanging over the house’s future is an appeal of the Supreme Court ruling from the University of British Columbia, which is arguing that it was entitled to any money made from the sale of the house, as per Jessie Binning’s wishes in the event a suitable organization to preserve public access couldn’t be found. That appeal is to be heard on June 9.
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s this latest dispute between B.C.’s teachers and the province rages on, we can’t help but feel there are some lessons that just aren’t being learned. If the teachers think rotating strikes are going to suddenly make the Liberals bend and hand them the contract that would make other public sector unions green with envy, they need to study their history. Our governing MLAs have made it clear their priority is boasting about low taxes and business-friendly policies, not how much support teachers have in the classroom or boosting public-sector paycheques. That said, the Liberals’ unnecessary escalation of the dispute by announcing they will cut teachers’ pay by 10 per cent and lock them out of the workplace before and after school seems like
deliberate and mean-spirited provocation. It escalates the effects of the dispute already being felt by students and their parents. It appears designed to push teachers into ramping up their action. The path to a potentially legislated settlement has been trampled down before by both sides.The last time this happened, the resulting stop-gap contract guaranteed we’d be back in this position barely a year later. The antagonistic relationship between the two groups goes back more than a decade and seems destined to be poisoned for another 10 years. Meanwhile, students who want a memorable graduation ceremony, report cards, or one more chance to compete in athletics are left not knowing what’s going to happen in the one month left in the school year. Both sides in this dispute could use an afternoon in detention.
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Dear Editor: Re: Greatest Threat to B.C. Environment in our Lifetime, May 9 opinion piece: Get the big picture, people.We can’t keep extracting and burning hydrocarbons. Read the news.We’re warming the earth and the climate’s already changing to our detriment. Read the science.The seas are rising and dying. Now regard our hydrocarbon-fueled future. As Leonard Cohen said, “It is murder.” Then cut the crap, face the problem, rein in Big Oil/coal and support energy alternatives. If you don’t, there’s an oxygen-free extinction event coming that will probably include us. Phil Chubb NorthVancouver
Right across the North Shore, on what seems a daily basis, comfortable older homes are bought by developers and immediately destroyed.The lot is then stripped of every tree, shrub and blade of grass and a huge structure is then thrown up.
No attempt is made by the municipality to compel the builders to harmonize these monstrosities with the surrounding houses. My wife and I moved into our present home seven years ago.We chose it because it was on a quiet, pleasant street. Since then,
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Gardening columnist’s invasive plant argument falls short Dear Editor: After reading Argument Falls Short (May 14) by Todd Major, I couldn’t help but feel that, indeed, his argument falls short. Mr. Major is speaking in “gardening” language, not “ecology” language.The North Shore’s forests are suffering from the extensive
growth of invasive plant species, which I see every time I go for a hike and which are detrimental to the balance of our mountains’ ecosystems. Mr. Major fails to make the critical distinction that not all introduced non-native plant species are invasive, yet uses them interchangeably
and in doing so misinforms. It is true that billions of dollars are spent each year to tackle the problem of invasive plant species, and Mr. Major lists some good solutions to spend that money more wisely. Ironically, it seems, some of this money should be spent to educate gardeners
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Sciatica a beast we should know about “Sciatica, or pain in your leg that comes from irritation of the sciatic nerve in your back, can cause pain and numbness or tingling in your leg and limit your ability to sit, drive, walk or go to work.” — Brett Sears, physical therapist certiﬁed in mechanical diagnosis, May 7, 2014
My timing was exquisite. On Thursday, May 8 as I looked forward to a month of special days — Mothers’ Day,Victoria Day long weekend and the anniversary of my 58 years in Canada — I spent sunshine-happy hours on hands and knees, digging horsetails out of the garden bed. Finished around four, I went inside for a cuppa feeling on top of the world. Spring had really arrived. Mid-day Friday, hoping to beat the rain forecast for the afternoon, I helped shovel the last of two pickup loads of new topsoil onto the waiting bed. “That should put paid to the horsetails for a while,” I thought. Rain would ready the soil for the bedding plants on the weekend. Hah! The rain arrived on time but my involvement in the planting was not to be. A job well done, we
tidied away the tools and I went inside to vacuum and do some laundry. Pleasantly tired when ﬁnished, I had done nothing foolish to challenge my back, so I ignored the twinges that began later that evening. In hindsight, having suffered several bouts of sciatica in the past, I should have known better. Had I paid attention, some liniment might have averted the two-plus weeks of pain and house arrest I’m still enduring as I write. Instead, I was awake half the night and by Saturday morning my back was locked up and protesting painfully with every movement large or small. But the whole experience was not without its funny moments. The ﬁrst wry smile came
when the family invited me to celebrate Mothers’ Day with a walk around Stanley Park and a dinner to follow. Did I say ‘good timing’? Matters worsened overnight to the point where I took a cab in the morning to spend Mom’s Day with the folks at Lions Gate — an experience all its own. I was unable to walk to the doors and so ER staff brought a wheelchair — a contraption that appeared to have been cobbled together with parts from a bicycle shed. Stronger than it looked, it got me to reception where I checked in and was taken to a room to await I knew not what. Unable to climb on the gurney, I sat in that wheelchair or stood leaning against the bed, just watching people come and go in the corridor for the better part of two hours until I was joined by a very pleasant doctor who decided to send me for a CT scan. When I murmured I couldn’t lie down on my back — or rather that I couldn’t get up if I did — the doc said not to worry, there’d be people around to help. Bah humbug! Climbing onto the scan bed and turning onto my back was painful enough. But when those poor help-
ing hands tried to sit me up, roll me over or otherwise move me off the bed, my back launched me screaming and writhing into space. I had no time to anticipate the pain and the cramping lockdown.When it comes to pain, childbirth has nothing on sciatica — and there’s no epidural to relieve it. Home with meds by four it was funny looking back but there has to be a better way — for both patient and long-suffering ER staff. Long story short, sciatica is a beast we should all know more about if we are to save ourselves excruciating pain and the healthcare system thousands of dollars.
There is much we can do ourselves and even more if only the province would put more emphasis on preventive modalities that can keep people out of crowded emergency departments and surgery beds. Ordinary folk cannot afford $60 to $100/hour for the expert massage and physiotherapy advice that could steer our exercise attempts into the right channels. So we’re left to do what we can, often making poor exercise choices in the doing. Until this event, I walked nearly every morning. Now, whatever good that achieved is lost. Once again, I’m back at the square one
I’ve known since my ﬁrst sciatic attack about ﬁve years ago — losing whatever ﬁtness I had gained. Never again. When I’m mobile and able to sleep in bed not the armchair, I’ll return to walking and call on fellow sciaticans to join me in raising funds for modern wheelchairs for the Lions Gate emergency department. For now — heartfelt thanks to those who’ve kept me in groceries and taken out the garbage — and remember: if you don’t want an unplanned space trip, just don’t sneeze if you get sciatica! firstname.lastname@example.org
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When Shideh Taleban saw an advertisement for the Library Champions Project, something clicked. “I had my Masters in Library Information Studies from Iran and I couldn’t use it here because it was not American Library Association accredited,” she says. “So when I saw the advertisement for library champions through the North Shore Multicultural Society . . . I thought that’s a very good opportunity to just go and be involved in libraries.” The Library Champions Project was created by NewToBC, a project funded by the Ministry of Education and the Ministry of Jobs, Tourism and Skills Training, to help new immigrants get to know their local public library and in the process reach out to other newcomers in the community. “It was really rewarding . . . at that time maybe I was not that much familiar with the services that were available for people,” said Taleban, 30, who came to Canada from Iran in 2009. “It was eyeopening for myself too and besides that it was really good for networking for me.” Ten public libraries in the Lower Mainland participated in the pilot project, which started in the summer of 2013, including the West Vancouver Memorial Library and North Vancouver City Library. The North Vancouver District Public Library is currently running through its ﬁrst training session. Taleban volunteered at the North Vancouver City Library, learning the ins and outs of the library and services available for newcomers. “Being involved with different groups of people, different ethnicities and how to start a conversation even with a stranger, that’s what I learned,” she says. Jane Watkins, chief
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in that approximately 40 per cent of our residents have chosen to come here from other countries and in the last ﬁve years it’s about 3,000 new arrivals,” says Benedict. “We recruited library champions who were new arrivals or had been new arrivals and had discovered libraries and that had been part of how they had become integrated into the community. All of them that came had just such a passion for what a difference libraries had made in their own settlement to the community.” Library champions receive a Certiﬁcate of Achievement for completing their training, as well as work experience, increased communication skills, knowledge of library operations and a reference for time spent volunteering. Branka Vlasic, a library champion trainer and facilitator at NewToBC, says they look for people who like libraries and are passionate about reading. “You have to be really passionate about See ‘Champions’ page 11
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involves a thorough orientation with the librarians. “They talk about collections in the library, about different language collections, about the programs — especially programs related to newcomers and also the librarians always give the library tour to the champions,” says Vlasic. “The third session is mostly about outreach — really what’s your personal outreach plan, where are you going to go, how are you going to be safe, how are you not going to cross the boundaries of what the library champion does and what the library champion doesn’t do. So it’s about the strategies, outreach planning and outreach safety guidelines.” Vlasic says the biggest challenge for the champions comes towards
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Of all things in life, perhaps the most important is our hope for a bright future for our children. I recently found some hope at a special place; but, this story is not just about hope, it’s about changing the status quo. You see, there’s a change happening in childcare, and it’s changing the paradigm of play. Slowly passing are the days of over-priced, expensive aluminum and plastic playgrounds that come with large, empty safety zones, rubber fall protection mats and the liability-free version of recreation.Today’s educators are yearning for play spaces that involve experiential learning through physical interaction with the natural world. Tucked under the forest at the Capilano University Children’s Centre are some passionate and caring people who won’t let the status quo keep them from pursuing their dream. They’re choosing a better way to guide the physical, intellectual and emotional development of children under the age of ﬁve. I ﬁrst spoke with Jennifer Wilson, manager of development
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Even if you aren’t planning on selling in the immediate future, if you have an older oil tank on your property, it pays to remove it sooner rather than later.
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NEW HELP WITH HOME FIRE PREVENTION If you’ve been following the news in the last six months, you’ll notice there have been a number of house fires in North and West Vancouver. In fact, across the country, a house fire is reported every 26 minutes. Andrew and Michelle Howie also noticed and decided to do something about it. They are the people behind Fire Medx, the North Shore’s advanced new mobile fire-safety company. Offering an innovative array of fire safety, earthquake and emergency preparedness products and services, they are the answer to many North and West Vancouver home owners’ prayers. “We deliver a service and safety program right to your door,” says Michelle. “We offer you convenience by providing a complete package of home fireproofing products, first aid, emergency preparedness packs and services. From providing and installing smoke alarms and carbon monoxide detectors to creating a detailed escape plan, we are here to help.” After studying some of the disturbing statistics about the frequency of home fires and often tragic consequences, Andrew and Michelle became convinced that home owners needed to be better educated and prepared about fire safety. Fire Medx is designed to provide you with the right knowledge and equipment so you can protect your homes and ensure the personal safety of those you love. They also keep up to date with the details of municipal bylaws regarding home fire alarms many people might not be aware of. “We provide you with a high level of service that complies with the new smoke alarm bylaw and give you peace of mind through professional customer service, driven dedication and convenience.” Dale, your North Shore manager indicates most home owners understand the need for emergency preparedness but lack the expertise and time to put something in place. “Fire Medx saves you the time and takes the worry and frustration out of getting ready for emergencies. We deliver quality products, professionalism and peace of mind.” If you would like to find out more about Fire Medx, give Dale a call at 694-306-3052 or check them out online at firemedx.com.
Curious about Coach Houses in the District? Join us at one of our upcoming open houses to learn about our proposed Coach House Program • May 29, 6pm - 9pm (presentation at 7:15pm) • May 31, 10am - 2pm (presentation at 12pm) at Parkgate Community Centre, 3625 Banff Court
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It’s important to protect your beautiful ﬂoors from blemishes and scratches with furniture ﬂoor protectors. Our ﬂoors are one of the most important features within our homes and we must take care of them over the years for long-lasting beauty. There are many different kinds of ﬂoor protectors on store shelves these days and it can be difﬁcult to choose the right one. Here are a few of my favorites that have proven to last a very long time over the years. Probably the easiest and one of the most popular choices on the market is Home Depot’s one-inch heavy duty self-adhesive felt pads.These protectors come in a pack of 16 for $2.67 each so they are very economical and easy to apply.The downside is they do tend to come off at times with frequent movement of furniture. However, they are great for protecting all types of ﬂoors, including tile, hardwood, slate, linoleum and laminate.The soft felt is great for noise reduction as well.You can also ﬁnd these at your local dollar store.
eZ _7/#2[ WR , 5WR)X& YW.[ 0XW1 X7S[S,([ 7T(%Z,1XW7R[( )72U I772 5270[)072 , 02_$ \f^E^ MIKE WAKEFIELD A little more expensive but well worth it are ﬂexible sleeve protectors. Made of polypropylene, Amazon.ca carries this great product that is sold in packages of eight and ﬁts the feet of any size of furniture.The tips are made from dual-layered felt pads that offer great cushioning and they are nearly invisible.These ﬂoor protectors are sold in many different sizes so you are able to choose which size best ﬁts your furniture. A standard size ﬁve/eight inch is sold for $7.98 plus shipping.The reason I prefer these ﬂoor protectors is they tend to stay on furniture for
a longer period of time.The downside is that they are somewhat visible to the eye. For more expensive pieces of furniture you may want to consider felt pads that sit entirely on the bottom ﬂat surface of the leg. If you’re really in a pinch, a good old-fashioned cork does the trick as well. I’ve used these many times and they actually look great. Just slice a three millimetre or so piece from a cork and apply with a hot glue gun. Barb Lunter is a freelance writer with a passion for home decor, entertaining and ﬂoral design. email@example.com lunter.ca
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Knowledge in the kitchen ROSALIND DUANE, email@example.com
Not too long ago, Kendall Gustavson was faced with a unique culinary challenge. A bucket of cow’s blood sat in her fridge, and she was tasked with using that blood to create a dessert. Gustavson was at a culinary school in Italy at the time, and had to create a dish for a visiting food author. “I was so overwhelmed I had no idea what to even think about doing,” recalls Gustavson. She managed to whip up a Chocolate Blood Pudding and something she called a Blood Orange Cake (word play intended). The dessert was well received. “Turns out you can use blood just like eggs,” she says with a laugh, noting that the blood had a deep, rich ﬂavour and tasted “iron-y.” This experience was a seminal one, and it sparked her interest in helping people become less intimidated by the thought of working with raw ingredients. Faced with a bucket of blood and no idea what to do with it, Gustavson says she realized this is how so many people feel in their own kitchens staring at the fridge and wondering what to do for dinner. She admits, however, that most people are working with a collection of less exotic ingredients. Gustavson is now the owner of The Modern Pantry, an artisan food shop in West Vancouver that also hosts various cooking classes. Classes have included full pig butchery, sausage making, pasta making and baking with olive oil, along with tastings for cheese and chocolate, all with the intention of bringing people back to the basics of cooking. Gustavson says more and more
people are turning to prepackaged foods and while convenience has its place, she would like to see more people gain the knowledge necessary to know what they are buying. “I don’t really expect people to go out and buy a whole pig and butcher it themselves. But by doing a class like that then they can go to the butcher shop and say, ‘OK, well I actually know what the shoulder looks like and I know how to cut it and I know how to prepare it’ and so it’s making that jump from there’s this whole unknown world to there’s something I can do that is a practical skill.” Gustavson recalls a trip to England a couple of years ago when she visited a high-end organic farm that also had a shop and cooking school. The store had a proper meat counter and a section of packaged meat just across the aisle from it. When she asked about the packaged meat, Gustavson was told that it was there because many people who visited the shop were too intimidated to talk to the butcher. “They don’t have that knowledge base or that comfort level to start asking questions and engage with somebody,” says Gustavson. “That’s really interesting to me because it means that people aren’t going to learn anything because they’re too afraid that they don’t have enough knowledge to have a conversation.” Gustavson says it’s important for people to feel conﬁdent going into a cheese store, talking to a butcher or buying from a ﬁshmonger. “I feel like you only have to have a very small amount of knowledge to feel like you can then go get more knowledge.”
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Gustavson says food has become somewhat of a celebrity in recent years, and cooking has become more intimidating for many. She gets her own knowledge from her parents, who were both formally trained in culinary arts. Her education background includes an undergraduate degree in international development with a focus on food security issues in developing countries, and a master’s degree in food culture and communications, which she describes as studying everything about food except how to cook it. Along the way, Gustavson has helped friends get comfortable cooking basics. “I would say the very best thing you can do is start playing with things. Get a recipe book that doesn’t scare you and do something exactly by the book and then do it again but make your own changes,” she recommends for beginners. “I think that’s the best way to learn because then you start to see if you go off the beaten path a little bit nothing bad happens and you build a little bit of conﬁdence and allow yourself to start making some good and bad mistakes.”
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THAI CHILI PRAWNS 3 lbs fresh B.C. spot prawns, boiled and then cooled 2 Tbsp vegetable oil 1 tsp salt ½ cup garlic, ﬁnely chopped ½ cup long red Anaheim chilies, ﬁnely chopped ½ cup tamarind paste ¼ cup palm sugar 2 Tbsp ﬁsh sauce ½ lime, juiced ½ lime, cut into wedges Cilantro leaves to garnish Method: Boil spot prawns in heavily salted water for two minutes. Remove from water and place in an ice bath to stop the cooking process. It is important to not overcook. Smash garlic and chilies in a mortar and pestle or grind brieﬂy in a food processor until smooth with a few chunks. Heat oil in a wok or deep saucepan until very hot. Add garlic and chilies to oil and fry 20-30 seconds until garlic is slightly browned and soft (do not burn). Add tamarind paste and palm sugar, reduce heat to medium-low, and allow mixture to reduce slightly. Add prawns and lime juice to mixture and mix well, heating prawns back up in mixture. Pour prawn-sauce mixture into a large dish and garnish with cilantro leaves. Serve with lime wedges and plenty of beer.
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Jeremy Budd seems eager to talk about mushrooms. It’s not surprising considering he grew up on the Sunshine Coast hunting pine mushrooms with his father. It was something his father caught on to in the early ’80s, and it became a niche industry that was very lucrative for those who could ﬁnd the precious fungus. “It was kind of our version of trufﬂe hunting,” recalls Budd, who went on to work in the commercial harvesting industry by the time he was 20. It was there that he met Austin Glenn. The pair became friends over the years ﬂying in to remote locations with planes and helicopters to harvest mushrooms from the bush. After years of experience working for others, they started their own company in 2009 called West Coast Wild Foods, which just opened a location at Lonsdale Quay in March. The store carries only wild foods. Budd describes “wild” foods as those that are from the natural environment, the mountain and the forests, with no cultivation. “Wild foods that grow in our forest naturally, so they don’t need any help, they don’t need any cultivation or anything at all and every product we do is from the natural environment,” he says. The store specializes in wild mushrooms, including morels, and Budd says a lot of people don’t realize just how rich B.C.
is with different varieties of wild mushrooms. Talking to the North Shore News from his store recently, Budd is just back from the Yukon where he spent weeks with Glenn scoping out their newest morel harvesting sites. Every year they head up north to set up for their morel season, which includes looking for areas that could potentially have mushrooms later this summer. Budd explains that morels are unique because they grow in areas that were burned by forest ﬁre the year before. “They’re kind of a special case,” he says. Although they grow naturally all over the province, they grow in abundance only after an area has been burned by forest ﬁre, and northern Canada has a lot of natural forest ﬁres, says Budd. “When an area is burned it clears out all of the foliage and the plants and everything from the landscape,” he explains. “When the ﬁre comes through it will burn the top layer of organic soil off the area and it becomes this very fertile, mineral-rich soil with no other plant life there.” This allows the morel to really ﬂourish and there are enough for them to have a commercial harvest. Budd and Glenn have developed their own mobile system for drying the mushrooms in the remote
locations. The driers use wood heat and air rather than diesel, propane or other sources that can create emissions. “Over the years we sort of found this system that works for drying them for preservation and quality and keeping the ﬂavour and the integrity and the appearance in the mushroom,” says Budd. They use harvesters from all over the country to bring in their mushroom crop, and sometimes up to 100 or more people can be working in one area. Most of what they harvest is shipped to Europe, and the rest is brought to the store. Early summer to late spring will bring the conica morel ﬁrst with its reddish-brown hue. Later in the season “the greys” will come, which are morels in a light grey, almost blond, to dark grey colour. The store also features edible wild ﬂower products and B.C. maple syrup. But it is the mushrooms that are the subject of discussion at this time of the year. “These mushrooms are sought after around the world for their ﬂavour and they’re used by the top chefs in the world,” says Budd about morels. “When they’re fresh you just slice them up and sauté them and add them to your sauces or make them a feature on the plate.”
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The ﬁshmongers at Whole Foods offer the following seafood grilling tips.
■ Oil ﬁsh well with a neutral-ﬂavoured oil such as canola to help keep it moist. ■ Fish cooks quickly using the direct heat method. Remove it from the grill as soon as it’s done; it will continue to cook once it has been removed from the ﬁre. ■ Once you put ﬁsh on the grill, don’t touch it for at least three minutes. A crust needs to form on the outside, which will allow the ﬁsh to naturally pull away from the grates. Once the crust has formed, it can be ﬂipped over without sticking or falling apart. ■ Thin pieces of ﬁsh can be wrapped in cornhusks, banana leaves or grape leaves before placing on the grill, or foil can be used for a similar effect. ■ Firm ﬁsh, such as swordﬁsh, are ideal for cooking on the grill.
planks when grilling imparts a subtle woodsy ﬂavor. (Try different woods for slightly different ﬂavours). Soak the plank in water for at least an hour prior to grilling to prevent it from catching on ﬁre. Most ﬁsh ﬁllets will cook on a plank, without turning, in about 20 minutes.
■ Fish is naturally tender and should not sit in an acid-based marinade (like lemon juice) for longer than 20 minutes, or it will start to “cook” the ﬁsh, turning it mushy. To Grill Shrimp
■ Choose jumbo varieties, which are easier to handle. These can also be butterﬂied (leave the tail intact when shelling, then slice along the back of the shrimp without cutting all the way through). ■ Shrimp should be marinated (with or without the shells) or brushed lightly
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■ Cook shrimp until it turns pink and opaque, about ﬁve-seven minutes. Turn it halfway through cooking. Take care not to overcook or it will become tough.
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Celebrating spices CHRIS DAGENAIS, CONTRIBUTING WRITER
The global spice trade is one of the most storied and intriguing facets of human history, beginning in antiquity and weaving its way through countless epochs, regimes, cultures, and philosophies. The power of spice to season and scent is a phenomenon of ceaseless interest to our species. Spice has, to varying degrees, always been surrounded by lore and legend, with certain seeds, roots, barks, and other organic ﬂavouring compounds spawning enduring stories of their potency, mythic origins, healing properties and even taboo qualities. Its trade has spanned the planet and, while modern import and export practices have co-mingled once disparate ingredients and have fostered a wonderfully global palate, each spice, to some degree, still preserves the aura of its origins, acknowledging ancient culinary traditions and rituals. While it is common in the Western world to encounter a fusion of spices blended to create new ﬂavour proﬁles, I continue to be fascinated by those long-standing culinary traditions that draw on speciﬁc families of spices to preserve and advance a regional
heritage or style. So many of the ﬂavours enjoyed across the world today come from the traditional spices of Western Asia, East Asia and the Indian subcontinent. Here in North Vancouver, we are tremendously lucky to have a thriving restaurant scene that harnesses the culinary styles of these regions. Increasingly, however, I am discovering tremendous enjoyment in the exploration of regional approaches to spices at home, drawing on the staggeringly robust selection of goods available from local retailers. At Lonsdale Quay, The Pepper Pot, recently re-located to the eastern wing of the market, boasts a great wall of spices packaged in sample-sized bags and priced to motivate fearless experimentation. Some high-end grocers around town offer pricey aluminum vials of spices, pandering to the fetishization of stylish packaging and largely ignoring the actual quality of the ingredients. Not so at The Pepper Pot. I have been forced to triple wrap the fenugreek leaves I acquired there as the potency of their aroma otherwise dominates my entire kitchen; this is high-quality stuff. The small, open-access shop stocks an impressive array of spices, from common kitchen staples to rare and challenging-to-acquire specialty selections like date palm jaggery (rustic and
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richly ﬂavoured golden, block-form sugar from India). The shop’s signature small sachets of spices start at $1 and rarely exceed $2.50. The Pepper Pot is also one of the only places where I can consistently ﬁnd fresh and tender lemon grass stalks and spicy, woodsy galangal, both integral to authentic Thai cooking. Just four-and-a-half blocks north of The Pepper Pot is a fantastic hidden gem of a shop called SJ Foods, purveyors of ﬁne Indian culinary ingredients. The half block is explained by SJ’s unique location in the alleyway between West Third and West Fourth streets, just west of Lonsdale Avenue. This unassuming shop is stocked ﬂoor to ceiling with absolutely every ingredient necessary in the preparation of Indian food, spanning regional styles from Kashmir in the far north to Kerala in the south, and everything in between. SJ’s service is personable and patient, ideal for the ﬂedgling Indian cook. It was here that I discovered the dangerous but inimitable asafoetida, that breathtaking root extract of the Ferula herb, an ingredient which, when used sparingly, can help transform a pedestrian lamb curry into a complex and unforgettable dish. Use too much of this stuff, however, and you’ll end up
trashing the whole pot of food, maybe even the pot itself, in an effort to rid your home of the noxious scent. Continuing north along Lonsdale Avenue to 19th Street, we ﬁnd Vanak Market and Deli, another local retailer of specialty spices. Vanak is owned by the same group that brought us Cazba Restaurant on West 16th Street, the kebab specialists that were favourably reviewed in these pages last August. Vanak, which occupies a signiﬁcant ﬂoor space, supplies traditional Persian ingredients, also at an exceptionally reasonable price. Here you will ﬁnd sharbati (chia seeds), sour grape powder, rose water, preserved lemon, and herbal blends required to achieve the distinct and unique ﬂavours of Persian cuisine. Can’t get your basmati rice to taste like it does at your favourite local Jujeh kebab restaurant? That’s because you need a bag of sabzi polo herbs. The solution to that problem is a whole lot closer than you might have thought. Chris Dagenais served as a manager for several restaurants downtown and on the North Shore. His regular restaurant review column, The Dish, appears in the Wednesday issues of the North Shore News and online at nsnews.com. Contact: hungryontheshore@ gmail.com.
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doesn’t follow the rules, but he doesn’t learn why those rules exist. He might learn to be sneaky so he won’t get caught, and that he can misbehave when nobody’s watching.We’ve all heard about teens who throw parties as soon as their parents are away. Discipline is not about pain or punishment, nor about revenge or retribution. Discipline is about teaching, guiding and training.When we discipline children we are teaching them the difference between right and wrong. We’re helping them to learn about the consequences of their actions. Consequence is another
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in an effort to change behaviour.We hope our child will change his actions in order to avoid pain or discomfort. And it often works, but only in the short term. It works as long as it’s uncomfortable enough to dissuade him from repeating the misbehaviour. So maybe, if the night we take away the TV privileges he misses his favourite program, he might think twice about his misbehaviour. But probably not. He’ll be thinking it’s unfair and he’ll be angry with you who did this to him. With punishment the motivation is external. He learns that his parents will make his life miserable if he
term we tend to misuse. Consequences are not a nasty punishment to be dealt out to a misbehaving child in the hopes that he learns his lesson. Consequences are actually simply the result of what went on before. When kids learn about consequences they start to think before they act.They ask themselves, what would happen if I did this? What are the consequences of my behaviour? One parenting coach suggests that the consequence for misbehaviour is to remove something that is unhealthy or unnecessary. So, a child leaves his bike lying on the
driveway and you tell him he cannot have dessert tonight.What does he learn from that? It is in no way connected to bike safety or security, but is simply an arbitrary response. It is really a punishment disguised as a consequence. It is designed to make the child learn by suffering.The hope is that if he’s miserable because of the negative consequence, he will change his behaviour. Discipline, however, is concerned with teaching. The consequence therefore needs to be connected to the child’s behaviour. In other words, if I eat a good lunch the consequence
would be that I would not be hungry. The best form of discipline or teaching is to simply allow nature to take its course.What will happen naturally based on the child’s behaviour? If he decides to dawdle in the morning, he will be late for school and his teacher or school principal will determine the consequences. And he will learn that there are reasons for being on time. On the other hand if he leaves his bike on the driveway, it may be stolen or run over. Or maybe nothing will happen. You may decide those See Preferred page 28
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are not acceptable results in order for him to learn to take responsibility for the care of his bike. So, you let him know that having a bike is a privilege and carries with it responsibilities. By not looking after his bike he has lost the use of it for three days. Once we realize that the whole point of discipline is to teach our children how to behave rather than to cause them grief, it all
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“I keep attorneys on retainer for guys like you,” said the man, taking two steps forward to shove the lens of his camera in my face. “You’ll never work in this city again,” he continued, an alarming bluish vein in his forehead straining under the effort of his anger. At the time of this memorable exchange I was the manager of a restaurant noted for its outstanding views of the city, in addition to its exceptional cuisine. My crime? Failing to provide the man with one of three prized windowside tables at the very front of the room. Most tables (including the one at which he was ultimately seated) were situated next to windows and provided good views of the city, but there were certainly a handful of tables that proved fanatically more popular than others. Despite the ferocity of the displeasure expressed inches from my visage, I couldn’t help but chuckle at the absurdity of the situation and tried to imagine how a legal scenario would play out. “Your honour, my client is pursuing damages for trauma induced by the defendant’s brazen negligence in ensuring preferential dinner seating.” Happily, I did manage
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Romancing the Stove ½ cup freshly squeezed lemon juice 2 tsp ﬁnely grated lemon zest One 300-ml can sweetened condensed milk Topping: 1 cup whipping cream 1Tbsp icing sugar Preheat oven to 350° F. To make the crust, combine crumbs, butter and sugar in a medium bowl and mix well. Press crust ﬁrmly and
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Strawberries are a perfect filling for icebox pie From page 32
Crust: 11⁄3 cups chocolate wafer crumbs 1⁄3 cup sugar 1⁄3 cup melted butter Filling: 2⁄3 cup homogenized milk ¾ cup semisweet chocolate chips ¼ cup cold water 2Tbsp cornstarch One 300-ml can sweetened condensed milk 3 large eggs, beaten 1 tsp vanilla extract 3Tbsp soft butter Topping: 1 cup whipping cream 1Tbsp icing sugar 1 Skor chocolate bar, crushed into tiny pieces, or chocolate shavings Preheat oven to 350° F. In a medium bowl, combine crust ingredients; press ﬁrmly and evenly into a nine-inch glass pie plate. Bake for ﬁve to eight minutes or just until set; remove from oven and place on a wire rack to cool.To make the ﬁlling, heat the milk in a large saucepan over medium heat until it just begins to bubble around the edges. Remove from heat and whisk in the chocolate chips until they’re melted and mixture is smooth; cool mixture slightly. Stir the cornstarch and
cold water in a small bowl until starch is dissolved. Whisk the cornstarch mixture and the condensed milk into the chocolate mixture, then the beaten eggs and vanilla. Bring to a boil over medium heat, whisking constantly (this can take 10 minutes or longer). Boil for one minute or just until mixture thickens and is smooth (don’t overcook). Remove from heat and immediately whisk in butter. Spoon mixture into the cooled pie crust; let cool slightly, then cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate for at least eight hours. When ready to serve, beat whipping cream and icing sugar together to softly ﬁrm peaks; spread cream evenly over pie and sprinkle with crushed Skor bar or chocolate shavings. Makes eight servings. Strawberry Icebox Pie Crust: 1½ cups graham cracker crumbs ½ cup butter, melted 1⁄3 cup granulated sugar Filling: One 125-gr package cream cheese ½ cup plus 1½Tbsp granulated sugar, divided use 2Tbsp whipping cream
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nicely.The Arborio rice had a nice al dente texture and the cauliﬂower, present in small ﬂorets, still had a toothsome crunch. A glass of Belle Glos pinot noir, with its reserved tannins and fruit-forward palate, married well with the scallops. Chef Michael Mikoda and his team clearly have a ﬁrm handle on the seafoodleaning menu at Pier 7. I hope that eventually people will realize that the patio is a nice bonus to the food experience, and not the other way around. My meal of two appetizers, a main course, and two glasses of wine was $86 before gratuity. Pier 7 is located at 25 Wallace Mews, North Vancouver. pierseven.ca
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The Sutherland senior ultimate team played with spirit, athleticism and unity on their way to winning the high school provincial championship title over the weekend at the University of British Columbia. It was a powerful combination of those three traits — spirit, athleticism and unity — that led to victory, each one playing an important part for the team that dubbed itself the Protectors of the Human Race. In terms of unity, the Protectors may have longer, more powerful connections than any high school team in any sport on the North Shore. Five of them have been playing ultimate — a disc sport that combines elements of other team games such as soccer, basketball and football — since they formed a team called The Vertically
Challenged way back in Grade 2. “Not many kids at 17 and 18 have been playing together for eight years,” said Sutherland head coach Carla Keffer. Carla’s son Cole Keffer and teammates Megan Loewen, Kieran Newbery, Ryan Hoy and Chris Harvey were so talented as pre-teens that they’d play little mini games at halftime of the ultra-competitive adult league games that were held at UBC back in the day. The connections go even deeper for the team as six of the players also suited up for the Sutherland soccer team that won the senior boys provincial championship last fall. Unity, however, can only take you so far. At a certain point you need to add talent and athleticism, and the Protectors have that in huge amounts. Cole was the team’s star and leader, a role the Grade 12 multi-sport athlete also played on the school’s soccer, basketball and rugby teams. This summer he’ll suit
up for Team Canada at the World Junior Ultimate Championships in Lecco, Italy. Cole jumped into the Sutherland ultimate program when he arrived at the school and his presence — along with his oldschool teammates who have been there since Day 1 — has helped turn the sport into a mainstay on the school’s sporting scene. Popularity soared two years ago when Sutherland’s junior team won the provincial title. “Everybody jumped on the bandwagon for the next year,” said Carla, adding that this season approximately 100 kids out of a student body of less than 900 played on one of the school’s two junior teams, Grade 8 team or senior team. “The respected athletes are playing and it’s becoming a respected sport. It’s a very, very difﬁcult sport and it combines the skills of all of the other sports.” There’s one other draw that is great for getting high school kids out: it’s co-ed. “The kids love to hang out,” said Carla with a laugh. “And what other sport do you get to play with
the boys or with the girls?” This season the Protectors went undefeated, including a win at Spring Reign, a massive tournament held in Burlington, Wash. that included many of the best teams from across Western Canada, the Paciﬁc Northwest and beyond. At the provincial championships Sutherland steamrolled through the ﬁeld until meeting a combined team from all-boys private school St. George’s and all-girls school York House in the ﬁnal. “It was crazy,” said Carla. “It was the hardest game we’ve had in our whole season.” The Protectors took an early 6-3 lead and were still ahead 8-7 at halftime. The Combos, however, jumped ahead in the second half and were up 14-13 when the scoring was capped at 15. Needing to score twice in a row to claim the win, Sutherland ﬁrst got a jawdropping catch from Cole on a long bomb to the back of the end zone from Newbery. “He’s a force to be reckoned with,” said Carla of Cole. “It See Undefeated page 36
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Reinhart captains Oil Kings to Memorial Cup championship West Vancouver’s Grifﬁn Reinhart captained the Edmonton Oil Kings to victory in the MasterCard Memorial Cup Sunday in London, Ont., helping the team earn its ﬁrst Canadian Hockey League championship since 1966. The Oil Kings, Western Hockey League champions this season, defeated the Guelph Storm 6-3 to earn the Memorial Cup. The Storm scored ﬁrst, just one minute into the ﬁnal, and held a 2-1 lead in the second period but the Oil Kings poured on the pressure as the game wore on, scoring three straight to make it 4-2 at the end of the second period. Henrik Samuelsson scored twice in the third — part of a ﬁve-point night for him — to seal the victory. “We never gave up,”
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looked like it was almost uncatchable.” The Protectors then made a crucial defensive stop with the game on the line before ﬁnishing off the win with Loewen diving to snag a short pass from Ty Barbieri. The team’s boys — Grade 12 leaders Keffer, Newbery and Hoy, along with Grade 11 standouts Barbieri and Aidan Wiebe — formed the backbone of the squad, said Carla, but the coach added it was the girls who likely sealed the deal. TheYork House girls were particularly strong, and so the Combos went with a strategy of placing more girls than boys on the ﬁeld when they had control of the play, forcing Sutherland to match those numbers. Adding more
were awesome.” The ﬁnal piece of the puzzle was the team’s spirit, a piece more important in ultimate than in most any other sport. The game is played without referees and so teams are left to police themselves, employing some built-in traditions that are meant to encourage fair play. Each team awards their opponents spirit points at the end of each match and the team that collects the most points wins the tournament’s Spirit of the Game trophy. This year, that award went to Sutherland. “The guys that were giving out the trophies said that it doesn’t happen very often that the team that wins the tournament, wins the spirit,” said Carla. “It’s unusual for the team that’s kicking everybody’s butt, basically, to also get
pressure to the mix was the fact that Sutherland was missing Rachel Jones, a star athlete who was absent on championship Sunday because she was playing soccer for the Whitecaps elite girls team. The rest of the Sutherland girls, however, shone in the victory. “It was a real challenge for our girls to keep up with these amazing girls fromYork House, so kudos go out to our girls for just being able to compete,” said Carla. “I’ve always told my teams that the best co-ed teams, the teams that win championships, are the teams that have the best girls. . . . It has to be a seven-person game out there. It can’t be what I call a ‘boy show’ with the boys throwing it over the girls’ heads and stuff like that. Our girls persevered. They
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4.3 LITRE V6 ENGINE, AIR CONDITION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL, 6 SPEED AUTOMATIC + MUCH MORE.
4.3 LITRE V6 ENGINE, AIR CONDITION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, BLUETOOTH, TRAILERING PKG, LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL + MUCH MORE.
4.3 LITRE V6 ENGINE, AIR CONDITION, POWER WINDOWS, POWER LOCKS, TILT WHEEL, BLUETOOTH, LOCKING DIFFERENTIAL + MUCH MORE.
23,998 48 MONTHS FINANCE
36 MONTHS LEASE
OFFER INCLUDES $ SPRING BONUS OF
48 MONTHS FINANCE
*All payments & prices net of all rebates plus taxes & documentation fee of $598. Spring Bonus of $1500 on discounted GM models. Pick up owners $2000 Spring Bonus on cash purchase and $1000 Spring Bonus on finance or lease.. Vehicles not exactly as shown.
chevrolet • Buick • GMc • cadillac
OFFER INCLUDES $ SPRING BONUS OF
OFF/LITRE GAS CARD
36 MONTHS LEASE
OFF/LITRE GAS CARD
48 MONTHS FINANCE
36 MONTHS LEASE
OFFER INCLUDES $ SPRING BONUS OF
Northshore Auto Mall, 800 Automall Dr. North Van www.carternorthshore.com
OFF/LITRE GAS CARD
A44 - North Shore News - Wednesday, May 28, 2014
You Pay Plus
for 84 Months
You Pay Plus
for 84 Months
26,552 Plus 0.9% $
for 84 Months
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